released 28 OCTOBER 2014
>Abysmal Dawn – Obsolescence CD/LP (Relapse)
A veritable beast of a record and the perfect example of what 21st century death metal should sound like. Features guest appearances from Christian Muenzner (ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist, Spawn Of Possesion) and Bobby Koelble (Death).

>Bryan Adams
– Tracks Of My Years CD (Polydor)
New covers album from the multi-platinum Canadian rocker. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds bonus tracks.

>Afghan Whigs
– Gentleman [Reissue/1993] 2xCD/LP (Rhino)
If there is one album fully deserving of a coming of age celebration, it is The Afghan Whigs'
Gentlemen. Originally released in October 1993, the album and the band - was seen as the bastard stepchild of the alt-rock era and, as the Los Angeles Times noted, is an "overlooked masterpiece." The double-disc CD set features the original album newly remastered along with a bonus disc of seventeen demos, B-sides, and live performances, the great majority of which are previously unreleased.
>Oren Ambarchi
– Quixotism CD/LP (Editions Mego)
Recorded with a multitude of collaborators in Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA,
Quixotism presents the fruit of two years of work in the form of a single, LP-length piece in five parts. Oren Ambarchi's work in recent years has evinced an increasing fascination with the possibilities of combining abstract sonic textures with rhythm and pulse, whether in his drumming with Keiji Haino, the subtly driving ride cymbals provided by drummer Joe Talia in their work together, or the motorik grooves of 2012's Sagittarian Domain. Quixotism takes this aspect of Ambarchi's recent work to the next level: the entirety of this long-form work is built on a foundation of pulsing double-time electronic percussion provided by Thomas Brinkmann.
>Anaal Nathrakh
– Desideratum CD (Metal Blade)
"Anaal Nathrakh is their own special breed of terrifying, mixing up grindcore speediness with giant choruses and riffs that are the audible equivalent of otal nuclear annihilation. So it's not surprise their new track "Idol" rips so hard I'm almost shocked I'm still alive after listening to it with headphones. Get yourself ready…" – Metal Injection

>Atriarch
– An Unending Pathway CD/LP (Relapse)
Atriarch are a Portland-based metal band whose sound encompasses hard rock, sludge, doom, and drone.

>At The Gates
– At War With Reality CD/LP (Century Media)
At The Gates, godfathers of the 'Gothenburg style' melodic death metal sound, return almost 20 years to set the story straight on who wears the extreme metal crown.
At War With Reality is the follow-up to 1995's Slaughter Of The Soul, with the lineup intact from that landmark
album. CD is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes bonus tracks.

>Bobby BeauSoleil With The Freedom Orchestra And The Magick Powerhouse Of Oz
– Lucifer Rising Suite 4xCD (Ajna Offensive)
BeauSoleil landed in Haight-Ashbury just prior to his 18th birthday. Marching into the thriving psychedelic street revolution, he formed artrock band The Orkustra and began gigging regularly at Be-In events throughout the city. During this time, just months before the onset of the Summer Of Love, underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger discovered him during a psychedelic arts festival called The Invisible Circus. He immediately cast the handsome musician as the lead man and fallen angel archetype in his latest celluloid ritual,
Lucifer Rising. With typical melodramatic pomp, Anger approached him in a parking lot after the festival, declaring, "You are Lucifer!" He agreed to play the part under the condition that he would also compose the film's soundtrack. Caged first in San Quentin and later in Tracy State Prison, BeauSoleil's creative impulses could not be squelched despite his repressive surroundings. With diligence he was able to set up an inmate music program at the latter institution in the early 1970s. Now, for the first time, all the music composed for the soundtrack has been compiled into a single public release.
>Bell Gardens
– Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions CD/LP+MP3 (Rocket Girl)
Bell Gardens combines the musical visions of Kenneth James Gibson (Furry Things, 8 Frozen Modules) and Brian McBride (Stars Of The Lid). Their sound is less reliant on effects and studio trickery than the pairs' independent guises, laying bare as it does vocals and live instruments with emotional sincerity, and presenting songs imbued with an almost pastoral or gospel simplicity and timelessness. Features a wider palette of players (pedal steel, bass, drums, keys), and also features contributions from Lauren Chipman (Rentals), Stewart Cole (Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros).

>Beyond Creation
– Earthborn Evolution CD/LP (Season Of Mist)
The Montreal-based quartet has evolved into a stunning archetype for the next generation of progressive, technical metal bands. Within their intrepid sense of arrangement, frenetic riffs and sweeping melodies give way to majestic solo passages as world-class songs explode with emotional crescendos.

>Black Veil Brides
– Black Veil Brides CD (Republic)
New album from the emo rockers.
Black Veil Brides was produced by studio legend Bob Rock, known for producing some of rock's most successful albums including ones from Metallica and Mötley Crüe.
>The Blind Shake
– Breakfast of Failures CD (Goner)
Minneapolis three-piece The Blind Shake crafts dense, massive locomotive music—powerful sounds with the ability to careen through one cinematic, post-apocalyptic chase scene after another. Vinyl version due November 11. "The Blind Shake is at once spacey, primitive futuristic, and brutal: a kind of backyard extraterrestrial minimal surf-punk party. One guitar, one baritone guitar, a fuckload of reverb, and a drummer who deserves an Olympic medal." —SF Weekly

>Dan Bodan
– Soft CD/LP (DFA)
Berlin based songwriter Dan Bodan was born in the wide-open Canadian prairies and raised in Montreal. Reared on the cities underground noise and experimental music scene, Bodan moved to Berlin eight years ago. Blossoming in the cities unique mixture of crumbling old-world European values, start-up philanthropy, sleepless techno and epic grey skies, he began writing songs to soundtrack his train rides through the city and make sense of it all. Recommended for fans of FKA Twigs, Rhye, Autre Ne Veut, How To Dress Well.

>Wade Bowen
– Wade Bowen CD (AMP)
New release from the Texas country singer/songwriter.

>Eddie Condon
– Classic Sessions 1927-1949 4xCD (JSP)
A collection of tracks recorded between 1927 and 1949 by the jazz banjoist, guitarist, bandleader (and occasional singer).

>The Cramps
– Smell Of Female [Reissue/1983] CD/LP (Vengeance)
The Cramps – A Date With Elvis [Reissue/1986] CD/LP (Vengeance)
The Cramps – RockinnReelininAucklandNewZealandXXX [Reissue/1987] CD/LP (Vengeance)
The Cramps – Stay Sick [Reissue/1989] CD/LP (Vengeance)
The Cramps – Look Mom No Head [Reissue/1991] CD/LP (Vengeance)
The Cramps – Big Beat From Badsville [Reissue/1997] CD/LP (Vengeance)
The Cramps – Fiends From Dope Island [Reissue/2003] CD/LP (Vengeance)
Back in print on CD and vinyl. The Cramps was an American punk band, formed in 1976 and disbanded 2009. Their line-up rotated much over their existence, with the husband and wife duo of lead singer Lux Interior and lead guitarist Poison Ivy as the only permanent members

>Crobot
– Something Supernatural CD/LP (Wind Up)
New album from the Central Pennsylvania old-souled, dirty groove rock quartet. For their new album, the band joined forces with Lamb of God producer Machine, praising him for giving "great input" throughout the process.
Something Supernatural "incorporates a lot of riff-heavy groove and funk mixed with a modernized spin." – Guitar World
>Cut Hands
– Festival Of The Dead CD/2xLP (Blackest Ever Black)
Divisive noise veteran William Bennet returns to Blackest Ever Black with another full-length under the Cut Hands moniker. "Bennet's recent slew of percussion-heavy releases have seen the Whitehouse don emerge in the most unexpected places – he recently toured the US with Brummie industrial metal deities Godflesh, for example – and Festival of the Dead is sure to continue that ascent. The album is Bennet's third as Cut Hands, and is touted as being his most potent to date – certainly on the evidence of pummeling new single 'The Claw' it sounds as if he's building on the voodoo-inspired promise of his last two records, and bringing in more than a fair sprinkling of Regis's Birmingham thump." – Fact Mag

>Danity Kane
– DK3 CD (Mass Appeal)
Spawned by the buzz tracks "Bye Baby" and "Lemonade" featuring Tyga,
DK3 reunites the ladies with The Stereotypes who produced their early hits along with smash records from Mary J. Blige, Justin Bieber, Usher, Ne-Yo and countless others.
>Dave Davies
– Rippin' Up Time CD (Red River)
10 new original tracks from Kinks lead guitarist Dave Davies. According to Davies,
Rippin' Up Time is about "a man's reflections of the past, his fears, anxieties and optimism about the present and hopeful expectations about the future." Davies' distorted, high-flying guitar was a signature part of the Kinks' British Invasion-era sound, his infectious riffs providing songs like "You Really Got Me" and "All Day And All Of The Night" with their visceral punch and undeniable energy. His original material, like the U.K. hit "Death Of A Clown," showed Davies to be as talented a songwriter as he is a musician. Although his conflicts with his brother and fellow Kinks bandmate Ray Davies are the stuff of legend, Dave stuck it out until the band's break-up in 1996 after better than 30 years. Davies was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 as a member of The Kinks.
>Dawnbringer
– Night Of The Hammer CD (Profound Lore)
Led by one-man heavy metal machine Chris Black, considered by many the savior of modern-day metal, Dawnbringer has become a force in underground realms over the last several years, releasing a number of acclaimed albums, most recently
Nucleus (2010) and Into The Lair Of The Sun God (2012) on Profound Lore Records. With their latest full-length on the horizon, Dawnbringer is once again ready to remind us that metal's true spirit is still alive and well.
>The Dickies
- 1977/1982: A Night That Will Live In Infamy & Live When They Were Five CD (Cleopatra)
Available for the first time on CD, these two killer Dickies live shows from 1977 and 1982 include several bonus tracks and rare demos for a total of 31 tracks.

>Drgn King
– Baltimore Crush CD (Bar/None)
On Drgn King's second album, the band tells the story of growing up in Baltimore. The songs revolve around a community of disenfranchised kids looking for kicks while trying to make a world they can call their own. An underground punk scene in a church basement flourishes until drug abuse and other mayhem derails their DIY dream.
Baltimore Crush trips through time, re-visiting rock & roll ghosts, churning in the undertow of the present and imagining worlds to come.
>Emit
– Spectre Music Of An Antiquary CD (Crucial Blast)
Emit has honed their unique brand of experimental, blackened delirium since the late '90s, branching off from the lo-fi black metal band Ante Cryst. Their creepy, synth-heavy sound is unmistakably descended from black metal yet more deformed, combining harsh electronic noise, horror-movie soundtrack atmospherics, droning keyboards, wrecked and fractured guitars, and bizarre vocals.
Spectre Music Of An Antiquary is the first new material from the British outfit in over five years, a full-length collection of murky ambience, deranged synth, ritualistic black drift and stranger forays into black noise.
>Espectrostatic
– Escape From Witchtropolis CD/LP (Trouble In Mind)
Austin, TX resident Alex Cuervo (Blacktop, Hex Dispensers) turned a few heads last year with Espectrostatic; his synth-based electronic project in favor of spooky electronic pulses and synth drones ala John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream.
Escape From Witchtropolis ups the ante with more sophisticated and subtle arrangements, letting the songs unfold organically, still inferring the presence of a soundtrack to an as-yet-unmade horror flick.
>Fight Facilities
– Down To Earth CD (Glassnote)
"Australian dance duo Flight Facilities made a name for themselves back in 2010 with the effortlessly sultry single 'Crave You,' which featured Giselle Rosselli, although some may have seen the slightly ominous take on it recently by none other than Kylie Minogue. Four years on, Hugo and Jimmy continue to adopt their aeronautical attire and have released their debut album
Down To Earth. It has certainly not been rushed - the single 'Clair De Lune' took a year to produce alone - and consequently the result is mature and eclectic. Down To Earth seems at times like a compilation of dance music through the ages. First you have tracks like 'Hold Me Down' and 'Sunshine,' the latter an unsurprisingly summery number which features the notedly diverse vocals of Reggie Watts, and both nod towards the groove and funk eras of the '70s and '80s. And then there are songs like 'Apollo' which take us back to the '90s, with its simple house beat and serene swooning vocals, or even 'Heart Attack' which dips in and out of techno." – The Line Of Best Fit
>The Flaming Lips And Fwends
– With A Little Help From My Fwends CD/LP (WB)
The band has recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles' 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with help from special friends Miley Cyrus, Moby, My Morning Jacket, J. Mascis, Dr. Dog, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara, Grace Potter, Electric Würms and many others. "If this album was a total piece of sh*t, then maybe Beatles fans (and even Lips fans) would have something to complain about. Luckily, it isn't. But when it comes down to it, this isn't just
Sgt. Pepper through a Lips filter. After a number of listens, the album opens up, exposing intricacies and layers that at times even rival the original. Sure, there are points of oddity and obtuse Lips-isms, but would you expect anything less?" – Consequence Of Sound
>Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
– Intensity Ghost CD/LP (No Quarter)
Intensity Ghost is a follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed Solar Motel album, which made year ends lists at The New Yorker, Uncut Magazine and Popmatters and provoked ecstatic comparisons; from Television and Neil Young & Crazy Horse to Richard Thompson and The Grateful Dead. Solar Motel came together as a solo album but the band Forsyth assembled to tour the record bassist Peter Kerlin, guitarist Paul Sukeena (Spacin ), and drummer Steve Urgo (ex-War on Drugs) - took things to another level and quickly became a powerhouse.
>Francisco The Man
– Loose Ends CD/LP (Fat Possum/Small Plates)
"Riverside via Los Angeles indie rock kids Francisco The Man are not a man at all. Confusing? No, it's a thread of misinformation these four fellows seem intent on disseminating. A name that invokes a stoned Malkmus-esque rambling with half-finished solos and sloppy rhythms. The truth is,
Loose Ends is about as loose as Francisco The Man is a man. Instead, the group's debut album is all bombastic stadium-bound drums and edgy-with-a-hint-of-drone guitar lines that nod to their instrumental origins." – Tiny Mix Tapes
>French For Rabbits
– Spirits CD/LP (Lefse)
Haunting dream-pop from New Zealand.

>Lefty Frizell
- Country Music Legend: Selected Sides 1950-1959 4xCD (JSP)
Box set of classic country sides recorded by the great Lefty Frizzell. 100 tracks.

>Eric Gales
– Good For Sumthin' CD (Cleopatra)
One of the most respected and praised guitarists in modern music returns with a monster new album featuring 12 powerhouse blues rock cuts.

>The Gary
– Farwell Foolish Objects LP (Sick Room)
Farewell Foolish Objects is the fifth album by the other little old band from Texas, The Gary. This time around, we find them battered and bruised from loves lost and lives rearranged, but steadfastly vertical and plodding forward. Songs of insomnia, divorce, urban sprawl, strange childhood memories, bombastic arrival, cautious optimism, possibility, and a Mountain Goats cover for good measure.
>Roberto Gerhard
- Electronic Explorations From His Studio + The BBC Radiophonic Workshop 1958-1967 CD/LP (Sub Rosa)
Groundbreaking work from Roberto Gerhard – a composer born in Spain, but who created some amazing electronic sounds in the British scene of the '50s and '60s – easily some of the first and most important electronic music to come from the UK. Gerhard was a key member of the newly-formed BBC Radiophonic Workshop – which would go onto record even more famously in the '60s – and even in these early works, he's creating sounds that rival the best of the German and French musique concrete artists of the time – really striking passages that include "Audiomobile In The Manner Of Goya", "Audiomobiles 2 – DNA In Reflection," "Caligula," and the extended "Lament For The Death Of A Bullfighter," which features the recitation of a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca.

>Graveyard Tapes
– White Rooms CD/LP (Lost Tribe Sound)
White Rooms is the follow-up to the acclaimed debut from Edinburgh-based duo Euan McMeeken (glacis, The Kays Lavelle) and Matthew Collings (Splintered Instruments, Sketches For Albinos). Their first album confronted heartbreak, solitude and death, WHITE ROOMS looks to progress, even repair, restore. Collings assumed the role of primary songwriter, and here the darkly lit, fully curtained spaces of their inaugural record serve not as a wake, but a wake-up call. Both Collings and McMeeken have long embraced collaboration in their solo careers, having worked with the likes of Ben Frost, Old Earth, and Dag Rosenqvist (Jasper TX). This time around they've given their collaborative natures ample room to breathe. Many tracks were improvised with Ben Chatwin, who records as Talvihorros, while the song "Flicker" finds omni-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter William Ryan Fritch (Vieo Abiungo, Death Blues: Ensemble) lending his cello.
>Grouper
– Ruins CD/LP (Kranky)
Available October 31.
Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Ze dos Bois. Everything was recorded there, save the last song, which Grouper recorded at her mother's house. From Grouper: "I'm still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time I'd sat still for a few years; processed a lot of political anger and emotional garbage. Recorded pretty simply, with a portable four-track, Sony stereo mic and an upright piano."
>Haerts
– Haerts CD/LP (Sony)
Debut full-length album from the Brooklyn indie electro-pop band.

>Hard Working Americans
– The First Waltz CD+DVD (Melvin)
Formed in late 2013, Hard Working Americans features acclaimed singer/songwriter Todd Snider, Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood), Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi), Duane Trucks and Jesse Aycock.
The First Waltz is a double-disc CD+DVD set including 11 live recordings, a brand new studio track with Rosanne Cash, and a full-length feature film capturing the formation of Hard Working Americans and their first performances together in late 2013.
>Have Mercy
– A Place Of Our Own CD (Hopeless)
Roughly a year and a half after the release of debut LP
The Earth Pushed Back, Baltimore emo band Have Mercy return with their sophomore follow-up. For this record they worked with Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, The Dangerous Summer) as their producer.
>Ryan Hemsworth
– Alone For The First Time CD/LP (Last Gang)
"Turning on the radio for just ten minutes and you probably won't be able to distinguish one song from another. Hemsworth felt he needed to confront this. In a press release he stated
Alone For The First Time was a reaction to the current state of modern music and to 'get out of these clubs and find something different,' adding the record served as 'a hiatus from necessary evils.' Rather than keeping you in the club till 4AM endlessly chasing the grind of the turn up, Hemsworth makes you wish you were wrapped up in bed watching re-runs of your favorite show on Netflix. And he does exactly that with the opening track 'Hurt Me'. With soft synths, keys that sound they are out of Super Mario 64, and the faint backing vocals, you instantly forget the need to update your Twitter news feed. And Hemsworth continues to keep you absorbed. On 'Blemish' he uses what sounds like an almost alien like guitar and uses drums to a level that most producers wouldn't even attempt." – The Four Oh Five
>His Name Is Alive
– Tecuciztecatl CD/LP (London London)
Tecuciztecatl is a psychedelic rock opera with fuzz guitar and layered vocal harmonies. Features different mixes and edits for LP, CD, and download versions.
>Sam Hunt
– Montevallo CD (MCA Nashville)
New release from the country star.
Montevallo was produced by Zach Crowell (Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban) and Shane McAnally (Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves).
>The Invisible Hands
– Teslam CD (Abduction)
"The Invisible Hands is a transcontinental collaboration between Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls) and four stellar young musicians from Cairo, Egypt: Cherif El Masri, Aya Hemeda (both formerly of the popular Egyptian group Eskenderella), Adham Zidan and Magued Nagat. On Teslam, The Invisible Hands expand the already panoramic range of their eponymous debut LP with a haunting set of melodic, impeccably crafted songs whose vintage psych/hard-rock edge conjures up early Alice Cooper almost as often as it recalls Sun City Girls and 20th-century icons like Ennio Morricone and Serge Gainsbourg.

>Itasca
– Unmoored By The Wind CD/LP (New Images)
Folk guitarist and songwriter originally from New York State Kayla Cohen, aka Itasca, has released several small-press CDRs and cassettes over the past five years. A resident of L.A. since 2012, she records at home, taking inspiration from the fringes of the city's open space and natural land. At once soft-spoken and virtuosic, Cohen's mesmerizing fingerpicking lays gauzy groundwork for vocal work David Keenan described as "courtly ... dazzling." This spacious set of songs flows seamlessly between wistful interludes à la Bob Desper and fully-fledged verses of powerful, often beguiling imagery.

>Jagged Edge
– J.E. Heartbreak II CD (BMG Rights Management)
Eighth album from the R&B group. Includes the single "Hope."

>James Farm
(Joshua Redman/Aaron Parks/Matt Penman/Eric Harland) – City Folk CD (Nonesuch)
James Farm is a collaborative band featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland. The band uses traditional acoustic jazz quartet instrumentation for its song-based approach to jazz and incorporates the members' myriad influences: rock, soul, folk, classical, and electronica, among many others.

>Eric Johnson/Mike Stern
– Eclectic CD (Heads Up)
Two bona fide guitar heroes in their respective fields - Eric Johnson in the rock realm and Mike Stern in the jazz world - join forces to produce the explosive
Eclectic, a scintillating musical showcase that brings together their disparate influences in one potent package.
>Syleena Johnson
– Chapter 6: Couples Therapy CD (Greg Baker Presents)
R&B s best kept secret is finally out. Another chapter in the book of Syleena Johnson has been written.
Couples Therapy chronicles the journey of the ins and outs of a relationship and everything in between.
>Bessie Jones
– Get In Union 2xCD (Tompkins Square)
Bessie Jones was one of the most popular performers on the 1960s and '70s folk circuit, appearing—usually at the helm of the Georgia Sea Island Singers—at colleges, festivals, the Poor People's March on Washington, and Jimmy Carter's inauguration.
Get In Union is a collection of her classic recordings with the Singers, combined with many previously unavailable solo and small-group performances captured by Alan Lomax between 1959 and 1966.
>Kiasmos
– Kiasmos CD/2xLP (Erased Tapes)
After dropping several tracks and performing at select festivals throughout the years, Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen dedicated the year 2014 to explore the area in-between Ólafur's more acoustic, piano-based solo work and Janus' synth-heavy electro-pop, with their collaborative electronic project Kiasmos.

>Kiss
– Love Gun [Reissue/1977] 2xCD (UMe)
Expanded double-CD edition of the legendary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees' 1977 album. Disc One features the remastered edition of the album while Disc Two contains demos, and interview, live tracks and more.

>The Lacs
– Nothing In Particular CD (Average Joe's Ent.)
The Lacs' music has it's own unique style created by mixing country storytelling with a little bit of hip-hop attitude and rock & roll. Includes guest appearances by JJ Lawhorn, Luke Martin, Bubba Sparxxx, Charlie Farley and Cap Bailey.

>Lagwagon
– Hang CD/LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
As a band that has been heavily influential on modern punk, Lagwagon's existing resume is beyond reproach, yet
Hang outshines all past exploits by utilizing every bit of their hard-earned experience, musicianship, and song writing savvy. Musically it's a concoction of Hoss, Trashed, and Blaze, seasoned with Duh's metallic overtones and Let's Talk About Feelings' strong sense of melody, and finished off with a progressive character as yet unseen on any previous release. Lyrically it's a stunningly substantive commentary on the modern world, written through the lens of a lifetime of visceral experience. Hang is the perfect balance of music and meaning; massive riffs playing off of unforgettable hooks and classic melody, all bound by a stirring tone and message.
>Daniel Lanois
– Flesh And Machine CD (Anti)
Daniel Lanois is one of the most influential record producers of the modern era: the man who brought Bob Dylan back; longtime collaborator with Brian Eno, soundsculpting a series of mammoth releases for U2; and producer of breakthrough late-career albums by Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris. But before all that, Daniel Lanois was an experimental musician, recording his unique guitar voicings for groundbreaking albums with guys like Brian Eno and Jon Hassell, along the way helping to invent a genre called ambient music. Vinyl version due November 10.

>Stoney Larue
– Aviator CD (E1)
The Texas native-turned longtime Oklahoman resident has had a successful career to date running the roads for a long time as a perennial crowd favorite covering a large swath of the United States in support of his award-winning self-released projects.
Aviator weaves through the old-school analog on two-inch tape, to one-take performances by world-class studio musicians that brought an energy and sound together like a World Series championship team.
>Led Zeppelin
– IV [Reissue/1971] CD/2xCD/LP/2xLP (Atlantic)
Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy [Reissue/1973] CD/2xCD/LP/2xLP (Atlantic)
As with the previous deluxe editions, both albums have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album. The Super Deluxe box sets include the deluxe double-CD editions, the double HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressings, high-def audio digital of all content at 96kHz/24 bit, a hard bound 80-page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia, and a high-quality print of the original album cover.

>Trip Lee
– Rise CD (Reach)
New album from the R&B artist.

>Jerry Lee Lewis
– Rock & Roll Time CD/LP (Welk/Vanguard)
Lewis's new album features a star-studded line up of guests including Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, Ron Wood, Neil Young, Shelby Lynne, Nils Lofgren, Daniel Lanois and more.

>Lily & Madeleine
– Fumes CD/LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
From the beginning, Lily & Madeleine's calling card has been the breathtaking and intuitive union of their voices. When the two come together in ecstatic and seamless blood harmony, it's a sound that continues to haunt long after the songs are sung, leaving an electrical charge behind like a sparkling tracer in the air. When they step out individually as vocalists, Lily's warm, smoky alto is the counterpoint to Madeleine's crystalline, bell-like soprano.

>Lil' Mo
– The Scarlet Letter CD (Penalty Ent. LLC)
First entering the music industry as a protégé of label mate Missy Elliot, Lil' Mo has since gone on to work with a number of artists including Fabolous, Ja Rule, Jay-Z and Whitney Houston.

>Live
– The Turn CD (Think Loud)
The Turn is Live's ninth studio album, and the band enlisted the help of the original Live producer, Jerry Harrison (The Talking Heads). In the studio, the quartet has re-invigorated its sound with effusive energy and massive hooks.
>Lunatic Soul
– Walking On A Flashlight Beam CD/LP (Kscope)
Lunatic Soul is a progressive rock side-project founded by Riverside vocalist and bass guitarist Mariusz Duda in 2008.

>Barry Manilow
– My Dream Duets CD/LP (Verve)
Just in time for Halloween, Manilow's dream duets album features magical collabs with dead people: Whitney Houston, John Denver, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr., Mama Cass, Dusty Springfield, Judy Garland, Andy Williams, Jimmy Durante, Frankie Lymon, and Marilyn Monroe. How did he do it? He took the original vocal performances of these iconic stars and recasted them in a duet setting with newly recorded tracks.

>Branford Marsalis
– In My Solitude: Live At Grace Cathedral CD (Okeh/Masterworks)
For
In My Solitude: Live at Grace Cathedral, Marsalis one of the few illustrious jazz artists who have performed at Grace since Duke Ellington in 1965 gave a performance of both composed and improvised music. The album features an eclectic mix of repertoire, from C.P.E. Bach, solo saxophone pieces by Steve Lacy and Ryo Noda, and a beautiful version of Hoagy Carmichael s Stardust, all connected by improvisations from Branford, which keeps the music flowing and holds the album together.
>Paul McCartney
– New 2xCD+DVD (Hear Music)
Collector's Edition of McCartney's 2013 album, package in a hard bound book with never-before-seen photos documenting the release. The additional CD includes three previously unreleased tracks and four songs recorded live at the Tokyo Dome in 2013. The DVD features footage from release events in Las Vegas, New York, London, plus behind the scenes films and much more.

>Medicine
– Home Everywhere CD (Captured Tracks)
During this past year Brad Laner, Elizabeth Thompson and Jim Goodall eschewed the '90s nostalgia touring circuit trod by their peers and instead dug deep to bring you
Home Everywhere: a collection of new songs created with a gaze that is omni-directional. An answer to no other band, movement or genre (don't be lazy, you). An ambitious work that could be no one else but said three lifer music weirdies in full inspiration mode. Vinyl version due November 10.
>Leighton Meester
– Heartstrings CD (Hotly Wanting)
New album from Leighton Meester, the acclaimed actress known for her role in the series
Gossip Girl. The album was written entirely by Leighton and produced by Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow).
>Mike Mictlan
– Hella Frreal CD (Doomtree)
Featuring production from some of Minneapolis' finest producers (Cecil Otter, Cory Grindber, 2% Muck, 1990, Juan Million), with guest features by Greg Grease and Fake Four's Ceschi
Mike has toured the world with his Doomtree crew over the last decade, popping up on some their biggest hits.

>Mono
– The Last Dawn CD (Temporary Residence)
Mono – Rays Of Darkness CD (Temporary Residence)
Two brand new companion studio albums by Japanese experimental rock group. Recorded simultaneously yet conceptually and creatively disparate, the two act as both opposing and complementary sides to a story.
The Last Dawn is the "lighter" of the two, thematically and melodically, drawing on an array of influences from minimalist film score to vintage shoegaze. Rays Of Darkness is billed as the band's blackest album ever, a collection of scorched riffs, doom rhythms, and an unexpected contribution from post-hardcore pioneer Tetsu Fukagawa of Envy. Vinyl versions due November 4.
>The Monsieurs
– The Monsieurs CD/LP (Black Gladiator)
The Monsieurs unleash indubitable rockin' rollin' noise with sharp aesthetics, aggression and a perfect amount of pop sensibility.

>Mysteries
– New Age Music Is Here CD/LP (Felte)
Mysteries is just as it implies. A few months ago the Felte label received an anonymous demo accompanied by a photo of three figures, faces covered like some sort of futuristic druids. To this day the label still doesn't know the group's origin, but the joy of discovering this music unimpeded renders this fact almost irrelevant. There's a sense that the band would prefer to keep your focus on the music and not who they are, where they come from or what you might perceive them to be before hearing a single note. Is it truly new age? We definitely haven't heard much like it.

>Mystery Skulls
– Forever CD (WB)
Mystery Skulls' music offers hints of '70s and '80s pop and dance music with futuristic elements, shifting from a dark, lurking place of uncertainty to lighter and more self-aware as
Forever progresses. Two tracks feature dance music legend Nile Rodgers and R&B chanteuse Brandy.
>Necrophagia
– White Worm Cathedral CD/LP (Season Of Mist)
New album from the death metal band.

>Negativland
– It's All In Your Head 2xCD (Seeland)
Negativland's new album finds the group tackling their biggest subject ever: why humans believe in God. Millennia-in-development, this ambitious and densely-crafted double-CD is packaged inside an actual Holy Bible which has been appropriately repurposed into a "found" art object. It's
All In Your Head intends to entertain, inform and provoke, mixing found music, found sound, found dialogue, guest personalities and original electronic noises in a compelling and thoughtful musical essay that looks at monotheism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, neuroscience, suicide bombers, 9/11, colas, war, shaved chimps and the all-important role played by the human brain in our beliefs.
>No Mercy [Suicidal Tendencies]
- Widespread Bloodshed Love Runs Red [Reissue/1987] CD/LP (Suicidal)
Reissue of this long out-of-print album originally released in 1987. The band line-up on the album features Mike Muir, Mike Clark, Ric Clayton, and Sal Troy. In 1987, No Mercy released their first and only album
Widespread Bloodshed Love Runs Red and were about to record their second album with many new songs already written but Clayton and Troy quit. Instead of recruiting new members, Muir decided to 'merge' the two bands by having Clark join Suicidal Tendencies.
>Nurse With Wound
– Terms And Conditions Apply 2xCD (Dirter Promotions)
Terms And Conditions collates Nurse With Wound material from the period 2008-2011. Includes for the first time digitally The Bacteria Magnet and Rushkoff Coercion EPs, previously unreleased remixes and exclusive tracks. Comes in a deluxe six-panel digipak with art from Babs Santini.
>Obituary
– Inked In Blood CD/LP (Relapse)
The death metal legends make their Relapse debut with
Inked In Blood, their ninth full length LP. CD version is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes two exclusive bonus songs and is packaged in a 3D embossed digipak along with a die-cut album cover sticker. Limited vinyl quantities pressed on blood-red wax.
>Off Land
– Quinarian CD (Psychonavigation)
New album from Off Land aka Tim Dwyer.
Quinarian showcases Tim's love of space ambient. The combination of lush synth pads and choice vocal samples create a beautiful soundscape that fans of the late Pete Namlook/Tangerine Dream will adore.
>Partynextdoor
– Partynextdoor 2 CD (Ovo Sounds)
New album from the producer, songwriter and singer from Mississauga, Ontario. Partynextdoor contributed to "Own It" and "Come Through" on Drake's
Nothing Was The Same.
>Ashley Paul
– Heat Source CD (Important)
Paul uses an array of instruments including saxophone, clarinet, voice, guitar, bells and percussion, mixing disparate elements to create a colorful palate of sound that works its way into her intuitive songs; free-forming, introverted melodies.

>Pianos Become The Teeth
– Keep You CD (Epitaph)
Pianos Become The Teeth is an American screamo band with post-rock influences that formed in 2006. They perform a style of music inspired by post-rock and early screamo acts, and are a part of "The Wave" — an in-joke began by friends Touché Amoré, La Dispute, Defeater, and Make Do And Mend, all playing a form of post-hardcore music. Vinyl version due November 10.

>Radio Riddler
– Purple Reggae CD (Easy Star)
Celebrating 30 years of
Purple Rain, Radio Riddler present this all-star tribute to Prince's most iconic work. A labor of love that's been five years in the making for the production outfit, Purple Reggae started life as an experiment between Fun Lovin' Criminal's Frank Benbini and Fast Leiser, aka Radio Riddler in between their remixes for the likes of Coldplay and Lily Allen.
>Rancid
– Honor Is All We Know CD/LP+CD+7" (Epitaph)
Rancid's new record is much like their other records in the sense that it is filled with the stories and characters that populate the band s lives, and reflects the cultural and political climate in which it was written and recorded. It has classic Rancid songcraft: two minute songs packed with melody, personally empathetic and politically denunciatory. (Vinyl version adds a copy on CD and a bonus 7" single.)

>Dave Ray
– Legacy 3xCD (Red House)
Triple-disc collection of rare and unreleased songs by influencial acoustic bluesman Dave "Snaker" Ray. A pioneer in the Minneapolis folk and blues revival that spawned Bob Dylan, Ray brought an enthusiasm and raw, raunchy earthiness to his performance style that set the stage for artists that followed.

>Requiem
– The Unexplainable Truth CD (Cleopatra)
Requiem is new post hardcore project from I Am Ghost vocalist Steve Juliano for fans of My Chemical Romance, AFI, and A Day To Remember.

>Restorations
– LP3 CD (Side One Dummy)
"Restorations' third album in four years marks a quick progression from its emo and pop-punk roots to the gruff and grandiose heartland rock that always hovered in the background. Think of the punks raised on Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, if you must — The Gaslight Anthem, The Hold Steady, Constantines — but LP3 is more reminiscent of when the late-'90s emo band Chamberlain" – NPR. Vinyl version due November 17.

>Riot
– Unleash The Fire CD (Steamhammer)
The remaining members of power metal pioneers Riot return the follow up to 2011's reunion record
Immortal Soul. Vinyl version due November 18.
>Run The Jewels
– Run The Jewels 2 CD/2xLP (Mass Appeal)
El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, might have seemed like an unlikely pairing on paper, but the duo subverted and pulverized all expectations with their critically lauded
Run The Jewels collaborative LP last year. Tapping into the creative synergy they'd discovered in 2012 on Mike's R.A.P. Music album (produced by El-P) and El's Cancer 4 Cure album (featuring Mike), plus subsequent tours together, Run The Jewels cemented their musical alliance with an album of uncompromisingly raw, forward thinking hip-hop. (Limited vinyl copies pressed on HQ-180gm teal vinyl with poster and sticker sheet.)
>The Shivas
– Know What You Do CD/LP (K Records)
Recorded at K s own Dub Narcotic Studios, The Shivas fourth LP will have you on your feet. With all of the fierce energy and body shakin that The Shivas are known for,
You Know What To Do encapsulates that, and much more. Recorded and mixed on tape by Calvin Johnson, it is an apt follow-up to Whiteout.
>Sylvie Simmons
– Sylvie CD/LP (Light In The Attic)
Debut album by esteemed writer and Leonard Cohen biographer. Like Devendra Banhart says, this is "a gem of an album, fragile and fearless, direct and poetic, timeless and absolutely beautiful. Like Rosalie Sorrels meets the Only Ones." Or Isobel Campbell on a lost desert night, maybe, with only the moon and a ukulele for company.

>Sister Sin
– Black Lotus CD (Victory)
Sister Sin skillfully inject elements of classic, metal-tinged hard rock in the vein of Mötley Crüe, Accept, and Judas Priest, while remaining contemporary and palatable, akin to bands like The Pretty Reckless and Halestorm.

>Slim Twig
– A Hound At The Helm [2012] CD/LP (DFA)
Originally released on Calico Corp in 2012, Slim Twig's
A Hound At The Helm is repressed (available for the first time on CD). "The string arrangements from Owen Pallett and the St. Kitts string quartet frame the abstractions like guiding angelic wings through the challenges of handling Twig's musical splendor; heavy with dark, jagged edged underpinnings." – Impose
>Stalley
– Ohio CD (Atlantic)
Debut album from the hip-hop artist.
Ohio was produced mainly by Rashad of Elev8tor Music (same producer from Lincoln Way Nights and an Ohio native). Stalley refers to this album's music as "car music" - a soundtrack for one's journey (he wanted to create music that fans could ride out to). The car culture is a very big part of the Midwest/Ohio culture.
>Nick Storring
– Gardens CD (Scissor Tail)
Storring's work is a peculiar hybrid of styles - orchestral, free improv, plainspoken melodies, and the rough-hewn sounds of psychedelic folk.
Gardens was designed as an informal tribute to composer/producer Charles Stepney.
>Subs
– You Are You CD (Sudden Death)
First domestic release from one of China's most established and popular underground rock bands. Jagged-edged garage punk rippers with new wave, post-punk, psych and electronic influences.

>Taylor Swift
– 1989 CD (Big Machine)
Swift's fifth album, featuring the single "Shake It Off."

>Roger Taylor
– Best CD/2xLP (Omnivore)
In addition to founding and wielding the sticks with Queen, as well as collaborating with Robert Plant, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Foo Fighters, and Gary Numan among others, Roger Taylor has also had a brilliant and long career as a songwriter and solo artist.

>Devin Townsend Project
- z² CD/3xCD/6xLP (Inside Out Music)
Devin Townsend - fully 30 records into an astonishing career - has now just raised the stakes in the form of a new double album combining
Ziltoid The Omniscient's triumphant return and the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Epicloud! Feasting upon is akin to immersing oneself in the arcane creases of the Devin Townsend Project catalog, bludgeoning heaviness and angelic melodies living under the cathedral of Devin's more contemplative solo vision. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions.
>Transatlantic
– Kaliveoscope 2xCD+DVD/3xCD+2xDVD+Blu-ray (Metal Blade)
Live version of the fourth studio album from the prog rock supergroup featuring Roine Stolt of The Flower Kings, Pete Trewavas of Marillion and Edison's Children, Mike Portnoy formerly of Dream Theater and Neal Morse formerly of Spock's Beard.

>The Twilight Sad
– Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave CD/LP (FatCat)
Following their stark nod to the heroes of an industrial past,
No One Can Ever Know, The Twilight Sad has dug into their own past to form an album that's bracing, biting and as widescreen as anything in their canon. The band, ever ambassadors of Scottish gloom, have harnessed their dark muse once again and drawn on their prowess in the live arena to track a record that proves they can translate the power of their stage show to tape.
>Ultimate Painting
– Ultimate Painting CD/LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
Jack Cooper (Mazes) and James Hoare (Veronica Falls) are Ultimate Painting. Each member composed five songs each, creating a seamless journey that is both pastoral and cosmopolitan. Intertwining guitar lines that ride off into the sunset, shuffling head-boppers with hook after hook, mellow gothic romances and sunny melodies—they are all found herein. (Limited vinyl edition pressed on black, pink, or mixed color wax.)

>Underworld
- Dubnobasswithmyheadaman: 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Audio [Reissue/1993] (UMe)
Blu-ray audio version now available. Underworld's third album (though some might call it their debut) showcased the limitless possibilities of electronic music. Although born out of club culture,
Dubnobass defied the accepted genres of the time - equally suited to the dancefloor and the after party, it was as immersive an experience quaking through bassbins or headphones. Two decades on from its original release, it's unarguable that the album is one of the most influential British electronic records of all time; a signpost for everything from dance music's easy relationship with main stages at festivals to the radio/globe-conquering EDM phenomenon.
>Underworld
– Second Toughest In The Infants [Reissue/1996] CD (UMe)
Underworld – Beaucoup Fish [Reissue/1999] CD (UMe)
Underworld – A Hundred Days Off [Reissue/2002] CD (UMe)
Underworld – Oblivion With Bells [Reissue/2007] CD (UMe)
Underworld – Barking [Reissue/2010] CD (UMe)
Remastered reissues now available.

>Unearth
– Watchers Of The Rule CD (E1)
New album from the New England Metal pioneers. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes bonus tracks.

>Various Artists
– Lead Kindly Light: Pre-War Music & Photographs From The American South 2xCD+Book (Dust-To-Digital)
A portrait of the rural American South between the dawn of the twentieth century and World War II,
Lead Kindly Light brings together two CDs of traditional music from early phonograph records and a fine hardcover book of never-before-published vernacular photography. North Carolina collectors Peter Honig and Sarah Bryan have spent years combing backroads, from deep in the Appalachian mountains to the cotton and tobacco lowlands, in search of the evocative music and images of the pre-war South.
>Various Artists
– Local Customs: Cavern Sound CD/LP (Numero)
Covers six years lost in the deranging darkness of Independence, Missouri's Pixley limestone mine, where a team of misfit engineers captured the reverberating echoes of Kansas City's rock & roll blasting cap. Taped in the subterranean studio headspace of Cavern between 1967-1973 are previously unissued recordings by Jaded, Larry Sands & The Sound Affair, Sheriff, Mulligan, Sotone Wall, Morningstar, The Montaris, and The Dantes, alongside the most explosive tracks released on KC's Pearce, Rock, & Cave labels by the likes of The Reactions, Burlingtons, Burlington Express, The Classmen, Fraight, American Sound Ltd., Baxter's Chat, 21 Cetnruy Sound Movement, Pretty, Tide, and A.J. Rowe.

>Various Artists
- Parchman Farm: Photographs & Field Recordings 1947-1959 2xCD+Book (Dust-To-Digital)
In 1947, '48 and '59, renowned folklorist Alan Lomax went behind the barbed wire into the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck—and, in 1959, a camera—Lomax documented as best an outsider could the stark and savage conditions of the prison farm, where the black inmates labored "from can't to can't," chopping timber, clearing ground, and picking cotton for the state. They sang as they worked, keeping time with axes or hoes, adapting to their condition the slavery-time hollers that sustained their forbears and creating a new body of American song. Theirs was music, as Lomax wrote, that "testified to the love of truth and beauty which is a universal human trait."

>Velvet Acid Christ
– Subconscious Landscapes CD (Metropolis)
VAC's 16th studio album calls on influences such as Juno Reactor, Massive Attack, and Delerium. Vinyl version due November 25.

>Vesania
– Deus Ex Machina CD (Metal Blade)
New album from the Polish symphonic black metal act.

>Chris Webby
– Chemically Imbalanced CD (E1)
On
Chemically Imbalanced Webby offers an offbeat, yet impassioned take on a number of serious topics, expressing his frustration with climate change, GMOs, government corruption, war overseas and other hot-button issues. Supa Dups provides a reggae-informed instrumental backdrop for his bars.
>The Who
– The Who Hits 50! CD/2xCD (Geffen)
The definitive collection of hits by The Who, spanning their entire 50 year career. Available in Single and Double disc editions.

>Wizard Rifle
– Here In The Deadlights CD (Seventh Rule)
The wrecking crew known collectively as Wizard Rifle continues their sonic weirdness on their Second LP,
Here In The Deadlights. Now based in Los Angeles, the band draws on influences from Black Sabbath, Chrome, Lightning Bolt, Sleep, Sonic Youth, and Nomeansno.
>World/Inferno Friendship Society
– This Packed Funeral CD/LP+MP3 (Alternative Tentacles)
New album from the veteran punk rock cabaret ensemble. Equal parts punk, soul, klezmer and jazz, replete with horns, piano, guitar and a lot of boys and girls with very sharp teeth, the Brooklyn- based group's must-see stage charisma rivals Slim Cessna's Auto Club. The ensemble has over 40 members, including a guy from Dexys Midnight Runners who's in Black 47 now. Only about seven to thirteen show up at any given time due to parole restrictions.

>XAXAXA
– Sami Mazi Zeni CD/LP (Moonlee)
Hailing from Macedonia, XAXAXA rocks out loud w/a local blend of Hüsker Dü, Dag Nasty, and Rites Of Spring-influenced retro punk rock.

>Peggy Young & The Survivors
– Lonely In A Crowded Room CD/LP (New West)
Lonely In A Crowded Room finds Pegi Young again showcasing her singing and songwriting talents on a rich and well thought out album. Her fourth offering builds on the acclaim and success of the previous three, the first being released in 2007. Mixed in with her original compositions are three well-selected covers: the Allen Toussaint penned/Irma Thomas classic "Ruler Of My Heart," Spooner Oldham's "Lonely Women Make Good Lovers," and "Don t Let Me Be Lonely" by Jerry Ragovoy.
>Yusuf (Cat Stevens)
– Tell 'Em I'm Gone CD (Legacy/Sony)
Tell 'Em I'm Gone is the first new Yusuf album to be released since 2009's acclaimed Roadsinger. Recorded all over the world, including Los Angeles, Dubai, Brussels, and London, the album features 10 brand-new studio recordings, including five originals and five carefully-chosen cover songs. Tell 'Em I'm Gone features musical contributions from Richard Thompson, blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite, singer/songwriter Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Tuareg group Tinariwen, and guitarist Matt Sweeney. The album was produced by Yusuf, with Rick Rubin also producing select tracks. Vinyl version due November 24.
>John Zorn
– Transmigration Of The Magus CD (Tzadik)
Newest release by the Gnostic Trio features Bill Frisell and John Medeski reveling within the magical sonorities of vibraphones, bells and harps.


DVDs + Blu-ray:
>Peter Murphy
- Mr Moonlight Tour: 35 Years of Bauhaus DVD (Nettwerk)
Iconic frontman Peter Murphy spent three months touring North America and Europe with a full band performing Bauhaus material to sold out audiences in 2013. This DVD release captures one of the highlights of this memorable tour, recorded live at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. 90 minutes.


This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
>Ryan Adams
– Vampires 7" (Pax Americana)
Ryan Adams' Pax Am limited edition 7" vinyl series continues with "Vampires." Previous installments include "Gimme Something Good", "1984", and "Jacksonville."

>Tony Allen
- Film Of Life LP (Jazz Village)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. For his tenth album, Tony Allen, the co-creator of Afrobeat, has pulled out all the stops. At his side are French producers The Jazzbastards and fellow world-class musicians including Damon Albarn (Gorillaz, The Good The Bad & The Queen, Blur). With
Film Of Life, Allen has produced an album that has the ring of a true self-portrait, offering an overview of his rich and exemplary career that brings together bebop, Afrobeat jazz and psychedelic pop.
>Sam Amidon
– Lily-O LP (Nonesuch)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
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.
>Apocalypse Meow
– Baseball And Alcohol 7" (Dirt Cult)
Another killer melodic punk band from Minneapolis! Features Justin Francis from Off With Their Heads as well as John and Jub from Sundowners playing catchy and clever songs about... Well, just look at the title of the record.

>Balmorhea
– Balmorhea LP (Western Vinyl)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Balmorhea (pronounced Bal-more-ay) is a six-piece instrumental group from Austin, TX. Founded by Rob Lowe and Michael Muller in 2006, the band has produced five full-length albums, including
Stranger, which was released in October 2012. Inceptually influenced by the band's namesake, a tiny West Texas town of 500 people, Balmorhea's early work reflected motifs of the American Southwest: the folklore of Texas settlers, the emotive proclamations of the mountainous setting, and intimate studies on solitude, nature, and night. Slowly adding more members to the band over the years, including a string section and full percussion, Balmorhea's rich and layered music continues to be simultaneously concise and complex, uniting a collection of ideas, textures, and sounds into one genre-defying landscape.
>The Beach Boys
– The Beach Boys' Christmas Album [Reissue/1964] LP (Capitol)
Vinyl repress of the mono version of this holiday classic.

>Beach Slang
– Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street 7" (Tiny Engines)
Seamless mix of indie, emo, and pop/punk is the perfect punk rock soundtrack.

>Bing & Ruth
- Tomorrow Was The Golden Age 2xLP (Rvng Intl.)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Tomorrow Was The Golden Age is an album length composition by minimalist ensemble Bing & Ruth. Written and conducted by pianist David Moore, the album is a halcyonic journey to a never-ending place, where music waxes, wanes and drifts imperceptibly from silence to grand, glowing sound. With untethered textures inspired by the indeterminate music of Morton Feldman and later torchbearer Gavin Bryars, Tomorrow Was The Golden Age achieves canon-level quality for instrumental music. Within the piece's extended passages, Bing & Ruth wander through gradient fields of color, illuminated by a delicate architecture of slowly developing microtonal harmonies, Steve Reich-ian piano lines and the same analog tape delay that launched both Brian Eno's Apollo and the greatest dub reggae engineers into the unknown.
>Björk
– Greatest Hits [Reissue/2003] LP (One Little Indian)
Vinyl reissue of Björk's hits album, circa 2003. Compiled via a fan survey conducted on her Web site, Björk's
Greatest Hits eschews presenting the tracks in chronological order, making for a jumbled ride through the vocalist's unique, twisted, and frequently brilliant discography.
>Bludded Head
– Reign In Bludd LP (Sleeping Giant Glossolalia)
Reign In Bludd was recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago in the midst of frontman Nevada Hill's battle with life threatening cancer. "Craggy, iterated riffs, tortured vocals, and inspired minimalisms brought to a modicum of tone and dynamics where every note change and shift in texture feels like part of a backporch storytelling session in a slasher flick, very intimate and immediate but somehow rife with unspoken menace." – Metalbase
>Simon Boswell
– Stage Fright [OST] LP (Flick)
Original soundtrack to the 1987 horror flick composed by Simon Boswell. Simon had already contributed music and songs to Dario Argento's
Phenomena and scored all of Lamberto Bava's Demoni II. When it came to hiring a composer for Stage Fright, Simon came highly recommended. Boswell's classical roots rub shoulders with the distinctive 'thrashy' sound of '70s English punk music, dreamy synth landscapes and the programmed rhythms of the indie dance music that he produced so much of in the '80s. Altogether, this enabled him to compose a score that was very contemporary, hypnotic, scary and, when needed, both beautiful and aggressive.
>Bulbous Creation
– You Won't Remember Dying [Reissue/1994] LP (Numero)
In 1971, Bulbous Creation poured what little personal surplus they had into a full day of recording at Cavern Studios, tracking enough material for a full length album. The band wouldn't stay together long enough to save up for a custom pressing on Rock. Singer/guitarist Paul Parkinson was deeply individualistic, and left to perform his songs as he thought they should be, as a solo act. He preferred coffee shops to concert halls, and would stick to his craft another 20 years before hanging it up.

>Cherry Glazerr
– Had Ten Dollaz b/w Nurse Ratched 7" (Suicide Squeeze)
The band's debut cassette was released by California's current kings of DIY power pop and garage rock, Burger Records.

>Coffinworm
- IV.I.VIII LP (The Flenser)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. Latest release from the notorious Indianapolis-based blackened doom metal band.

>Consumer Electronics
– Estuary English 2x12"+CD (Dirter Promotions)
Whitehouse fellow Philip Best joins forces with Sarah Froelich and Russell Haswell to make some more intimidating, totally ridiculous music under the Consumer Electronics moniker. Here the noisemaker Best spouts, spits and scowls a lot of spoken word nonsense over abrasive industrial sounds and flat-lining beats -- sounds that move at the speed strobe-lights do.

>Cult Of Riggonia
- Nematode Rodriguez Presents Harry Chanchfield LP (Cloud)
Cult Of Riggonia is a psychedelic collective from Macon, GA. Waves of texture with catchy melodies that rise up from the primordial stew. Hints of Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Animal Collective, Gong, and African music. Their live show is a full-on sensory experience with video projections, costumes, and stuffed animals. There are whoop and hollers, and they chant together in a language of their own construction. The drummer has a spastic high energy style that relates more to free jazz than ordinary pop music. The things he does with a drumstick with one hand, while working a sampler with the other are truly mind-blowing.

>Kevin Drumm
– The Back Room LP (Monotype)
Kevin Drumm is a Chicago-based experimental artist and one of the most important musicians in the electroacoustic noise scene. During his career he has worked with great improvisers such as Mats Gustafsson, producer Jim O'Rourke and saxophonist Ken Vandermark.
The Back Room is a vinyl reissue of a previously self-released album. Two years ago, Drumm prepared by himself 100 copies of a CDR full of intensive noise.
>Famine Year
– Ja Kaiken Kruumaa Kuolema 2xLP (If Society)
One of the best crusty punk rock records out this year. Formed in Helsinki, Finland, these guys are perfect for fans of Tragedy, Victims, Feast, and From Ashes Rise.

>Fate Vs. Free Willy
– Every Human Was A Child 7" (If Society)
Noise punk from Finland that combines noise elements into a very punk way of making music.

>Form And Mess
– Form And Mess LP (Sick Room)
Form And Mess Ping pongs between the worlds of math rock, free jazz, avant garde, noise, metal, and experimental music. Featuring members of Storm & Stress as well as Many Arms. Mastered by Bob Weston.

>Ace Frehley
– Space Invader LP (E1)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the from the Kiss guitarist. Includes a cover of Steve Miller Band's "The Joker."

>Philip Glass
– Candyman [OST] LP (One Way Static)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Clive Barker's 1992
Candyman composed and performed by Philip Glass.
>The Good Graces
– Close To The Sun LP (Fort Lowell)
This 11-track offering hinting at a wide variety of influences, ultimately coming off like an indie Lucinda Williams or perhaps a countrified Liz Phair.

>Grave Walks
– She's A Suicide b/w Teresa, I Love You 7" (Windian)
Grave Walks is the side project of Dan Sartain and Jacob Turnbloom (Mrs. Magician). Two tracks of ethereal desert rock bathed in reverb and propelled by a skeletal but hypnotic drum pattern.

>Green
– Green [Reissue/1986] LP (Lion Productions)
First time vinyl reissue of this vaunted power pop classic. Green was an all-embracing band, with a taste for punk, glam rock and soul - and with the twitchy sort of energy that burbled around in the late-'80s, pre-grunge underground (a little Feelies anyone?). HQ-180gm.

>HaiKai No Ku
– Ultra High Dimensionality 2xLP+MP3 (Box)
By now, avid fans of doom and psychedelia will be familiar with Bong member Mike Vest's patented hyper-fuzz guitar shrieks and damaged feedback.

>JP Harris & The Tough Choices
– Home Is Where The Hurt Is LP+MP3 (Cow Island)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Influences include George Jones, Buck Owens and Don Rich, Johnny Paycheck, Motörhead, Del Reeves, Wanda Jackson, Roy Acuff, Tammy Wynette and many others.

>Holögrama
– Waves LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
Holögrama is the recording project of Fancisco Borja, an electronic musician from Granade, Spain. After self-releasing a slew of online albums, EPs and hand-made CDRs,
Waves marks his debut to the vinyl format. Borja performs and records the majority of everything himself, using synths, drum machines and whatever odds and ends he can scrape together to orchestrate Holögrama's sound. Think Rev and Vega, but with a more positive, hopeful vibe tinged with a whisper of melancholy.
>Chrissie Hynde
– Stockholm [Tour Edition] LP (Caroline)
Limited splattered color vinyl pressing of the Pretenders frontwoman's debut solo album.

>I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
– Dust LP (Secretly Canadian)
The band's second full-length picks up where 2006's
Fear Is On Our Side left off, with ten new tracks of dark, driving, propulsive rock.
>Iron Maiden
– Piece Of Mind [Reissue/1983] LP (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Flight Of Icarus [Reissue/1983] 7" (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Aces High [Reissue/1984] 7" (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Powerslave [Reissue/1984] LP (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – 2 Minutes To Midnight [Reissue/1984] 7" (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Live After Death [Reissue/1985] 2xLP (Sanctuary)
Second batch of HQ-180gm black vinyl reissues of the first eight Iron Maiden albums along with the 7" singles of each respective album.

>Iron Maiden
– The Complete Albums Collection 1980– 1988 3xLP (Sanctuary)
Special Collector's Box contains the first three Iron Maiden LPs (
Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast), each pressed on HQ-180gm black vinyl.
>Philip Johnson
– Youth In Mourning [Reissue/1982] LP+MP3 (Superior Viaduct)
Philip Johnson, a lost figure in the dark waters of early industrial music, self-released over 25 tapes starting in the late '70s. As a part of the cassette culture in the UK, he produced ethereal soundscapes, damaged electronics and undanceable drum patterns, along with homemade j-cards. For his first and only LP, 1982's
Youth In Mourning, Johnson further refined his approach with mesmerizing audio collages and Mark-E-Smith-ian vocals to make one of the most unique documents of the era.
>Fern Jones
– Glory Road LP (Numero)
Fern Jones voice was all Saturday night, delivered on a Sunday morning. Patsy on Jesus. Elvis without the pelvis. Her only album, released by Dot Records in 1959, captured 36-year-old Sister Fern as she anointed church music with the same untamed energy that younger white Southerners were bringing to their rock 'n' roll.

>Kasabian
– 48:13 LP (Harvest)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The distinct sound and integrity of Kasabian's fifth studio album defines the very essence of the band, their trademark sound distilled and re-packaged into one incredibly exciting, unique statement of intent.
48:13 is driven by the continuous evolution and musical experimentation of the band through their previous four albums.
>Kiesza
– Sound Of A Woman LP (Island)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Kiesza's sound is as diverse as her resume. Having served as a reservist in the Royal Canadian Navy and competed in Miss Universe Canada, she played folk ditties before gravitating toward the electronic grooves of her debut album. The release is anchored by the breakout single "Hideaway," a pulsing house number that hearkens back to the genre's early-'90s heyday, with Kiesza providing the sultry vocals.

>Kikagaku Moyo
– Kikagaku Moyo [2012] LP (Captcha)
Kikagaku Moyo – Mammatus Clouds LP (Captcha)
This Tokyo band started channeling the spirits of the Japanese psychedelic underground in the Summer of 2012, quickly developing the sound of '60s psychedelia to a breathtaking degree. Their self-titled debut exerts an elemental power. Enlivening their sound with sitars, percussive drums, theremins, wind instruments, and ethereal vocals, the band manages to sound powerfully spacious and lazily serene all at once. The highly-sought after
Mammatus Clouds EP was originally only released on a limited run of 100 cassettes in early 2014, and is now available on high quality, heavyweight vinyl. Each song builds on a direct, yet otherworldly folk/psych vibe, evolving into a joyous, haunting, far-out and totally colorful tribal sound.
>Kylesa
– Spiral Shadow [Reissue/2010] LP (Season Of Mist)
Vinyl reissue of the sludge metal band's fifth album.

>LVL UP
– Hoodwink'd LP+MP3 (Double Double Whammy)
NYC cult-rockers LVL UP's sophomore LP is an ambitious piece of work, with 15 songs that showcase the band's ability to draw from a diverse set of influences, ranging from '90s indie rock, to '80s new wave and '70s power pop. Pressed on either black or white vinyl.

>Barbara Lynn
– Here Is Barbara [Reissue/1968] LP (Light In The Attic)
To be a woman singing your own blues and soul songs in 1960s Texas was a rare thing. To do so while brandishing a left-handed Stratocaster and bashing out hard-edged licks was even rarer. HQ-180gm LP housed in an expanded deluxe Stoughton gatefold tip-on jacket.

>Mannequin Pu*sy
– Gypsy Pervert LP (Tiny Engines)
Shifting seamlessly from grungey punk rock blasts to more textured shoegazey pop, Mannequin Pu*sy show off a diverse palette on their debut album.

>Martial Canterel
– Gyors, Lassú LP (Dais)
Gyors, Lassú progresses far beyond the cages of "minimal synth" and embraces the noisier qualities of its sound with a renewed urgency, a kind of thickness embodied in multiple layers using only Eurorack, Serge & Roland 100 modular systems at his disposal and flushing out the entire session in one take.
>Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood
– Juice LP (Indirecto)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
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.
>Minus The Bear
– Planet Of Ice [Reissue/2007] 2xLP+MP3 (Suicide Squeeze)
Following the success of
Highly Refined Pirates' forward-thinking guitar gymnastics and Menos El Oso's groundbreaking glitch rock, Seattle's premier pop revisionists Minus The Bear dug into some of rock music's most ostentatious years for inspiration for their 2007 album, Planet Of Ice. The title alone conjures images of Yes's Relayer album art, and the influence of the elder statesmen's symphonic scope can be felt throughout Planet Of Ice's lush and intricate arrangements. You can also hear the band channel the ominous instrumental interplay of Lamb-era Genesis on "Dr. L'Ling," the deceptively savvy musicianship and pristine production of Steely Dan on "White Mystery," and the tightrope walk between ethereal space and pre-metal riffage of Pink Floyd on "Lotus."
>Modest Mouse
– White Lies, Yellow Teeth b/w Buttons To Push The Buttons 7" (Glacial Pace)
Modest Mouse are celebrating the days when they were at their rawest, playing stunningly rough guitar and howling lyrics for lost souls over disorientating dissonance.
This Is a Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About and The Lonesome Crowded West are two early entries in the indie rock canon, and they're being reissued so we can all have the proof. This 7" features two tracks that failed to make their way onto a record proper: "White Lies, Yellow Teeth," which has been swimming freely through the internet for a while, and "Buttons To Push Buttons".
>Modest Mouse
– This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About [Reissue/1996] 2xLP+MP3 (Glacial Pace)
Originally released in 1996,
This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About is Modest Mouse's debut LP, and made a significant mark for the band. Expanding upon the themes of emotional and geographic isolation present in their early material, the album sees the band mixing slow, brooding numbers with thrashing guitar assaults, and is worth a revisit. HQ-180gm.
>Thelonious Monk
– Genius Of Modern Music Volume One [Reissue/1947] 10" (Blue Note)
Belonging in every jazz collection, volume one of Thelonious Monk's 1947 10''
Genius Of Modern Music features the first sessions Monk recorded as a leader. In 1956 Blue Note reissued this iconic album as a 12'' and added previously unissued tracks. It is impossible to overstate the importance of these sessions as they include some of the earliest Monk recordings that would become standards, including ''Round Midnight'' which is now one of the most popular jazz compositions ever recorded.
>Moyamoya
– Moyamoya LP (Fort Lowell)
Instrumental math-rock influenced genre-spanning tunes that hold you hostage from the first wavering guitar riff until the final ambient resolve.

>Multicult
– Variable Impulse LP (Sleeping Giant Glossolalia)
Third LP from this Baltimore-based acid damaged post-punk/noise rock trio. An unrelenting collection of tracks that go straight for the gut with a plowing bass sound.

>Nadja
– Bliss Torn From Emptiness [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Dirter Promotions)
Double-LP album from the drone/doom band - includes a previously-unreleased live version of "Memory Leak." HQ-180gm heavy splatter color vinyl, housed in a matte laminated gatefold sleeve.

>New Medicine
–Breaking The Model LP (Imagen)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut from the Nashville, TN melodic hardcore band.

>Ocean Blue
– Waterworks LP (Korda)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. After stints with Sire and Mercury Records in the late '80s through late '90s, Ocean Blue return with their first release in over 10 years. The melodic singing, chimey guitars and lush keyboards the band is known for weave their way through the songs. "It's fresh but also sounds like beautiful, vintage Ocean Blue." -- USA Today

>Ought
– Once More With Feeling 10" (Constellation)
This 10" release brings fans up to date with Ought's two years of songwriting and reveals additional facets of the band, including its ability to play w/ nostalgia & balladry, feverish revival-tent testifying, & improv/abstraction.

>Pord
– Wild LP (Solar Flare)
Powerful noise rock reminiscent of reference bands such as Dazzling Killmen, Keelhaul, or Craw. A collection of complexly structured compositions with a throbbing and hypnotic undertow.

>Dianne Reeves
– I Remember [Reissue/1991] LP (Blue Note)
Originally released in 1991,
I Remember, by jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves is re-released as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
>Horace Silver & Jazz Messengers
- Horace Silver & Jazz Messengers [Reissue/1955] (Blue Note)
Originally released in 1955,
Horace Silver & Jazz Messengers was a seminal album in the launch of hard bop jazz. Pianist, Horace Silver joined forces with drummer, Art Blakey, and the Jazz Messengers to create this new sound. This was the first album by the Jazz Messengers and it features two jazz classics: ''The Preacher'' and ''Doodlin'.''
>Frank Sinatra
– Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra [Reissue/1957] LP (Capitol)
Frank Sinatra – Moonlight By Sinatra [Reissue/1966] LP (Capitol)
Vinyl reissues now available.

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

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

>Throwing Muses
– Purgatory/Paradise 2xLP/Cassette (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Released last November on CD with an accompanying book of lyrics/essay/artwork,
Purgatory/Paradise won the band some of the best reviews of their illustrious career. Coming on the heels of Kristin Hersh's Rat Girl, a stunning piece of literature, Purgatory/Paradise heralds a creative renaissance from one of the most unique artists in the history of rock. Hersh has always written with a cinematographer's eye, the epitome of show & tell, and P/P is a masterpiece of detail. Sweaty and noir-ish, it unfolds like a film.
>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.
>Useless Eaters
– Bleeding Moon LP (Castle Face)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Seth Sutton has been ripping the shit out of terse Telecaster-sharp riffs and Devo-indebted angular rhythms with Useless Eaters since the dude was 18 years old. A young protégé of Jay Reatard, Sutton's home-fried concoctions are sharp, corrosive mini-masterpieces that drive you to flick cigarettes and push strangers. Psycho-sexual, serrated vocals; thin, acidic guitars; rubbery bass and hot-to-tape traps lather the whole disc.
released 21 OCTOBER 2014
>The 2 Bears – The Night Is Young CD/2xLP (Kartel/Southern Fried Records)
Two years ago The 2 Bears dropped a debut album that re-invigorated a genre and gathered music fans in the open embrace of house music with
Be Strong, an album rooted in their love for London. The Night Is Young takes on a more global vision. With a love for their home city still at its heart, the album pulls influences and experiences from across the world of dance music, drawing deeply from their trip to Africa last summer.
>The Aislers Set
- How I Learned to Write Backwards [Reissue/2002] CD/LP+MP3 (Slumberland/Suicide Squeeze)
The Aislers Set occupy an enviable place in the pop pantheon. Brimming with drunken romanticism, sharp pop sensibilities, and timeless melodies, The Aislers Set reveled in the history of great pop, spiking their classicist ‘60s-tinged tunes with post-punk energy and originality of bands like the Fire Engines and The June Brides. Every song is a meticulously constructed sound world, where the arrangement and instrumentation sublimely and uncannily bring each tune to completeness. Unfortunately they stopped playing and recording together by 2004 due to life commitments. (Vinyl version pressed on HQ-180gm green wax.)

>Allo Darlin'
– We Come From The Same Place CD (Slumberland)
The third full-length recording from the much loved Anglo-Australian four-piece is made up of smart, beautiful pop music, with lyrics that resonate with experience and melodies that chime, echo and soar.

>Elisa Ambrosio
– The Immortalist CD/LP (Drag City)
"Elisa Ambrogio, lead singer of the art-rock heavyweight Magik Markers, usually isn't one to get too sentimental. But her new solo album,
The Immoralist, includes some heart-wrenching songs, including its arresting opening track, ‘Superstitious.' -- NPR
>Bastard Sapling
– Instinct Is Forever CD/2xLP (Gilead Media)
Bastard Sapling has ventured to push their other-worldly black metal creation further into the shattered abyss with their new album,
Instinct Is Forever.
>Bear's Den
– Islands CD/LP (Communion)
Andrew Davie (vocals, guitar), Joey Haynes (vocals, banjo) and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums) make up Bear's Den. The London-based trio played music in various incarnations before officially forming the band in 2012. They developed a cult following in their short existence as a result of their writing, harmonies, DIY approach, and extensive worldwide touring. "When one of the first things you hear on an album is the unmistakeable twang of a banjo, is it wrong to assume that it's bound to be a dreadful listen? A press release name-checking (touring buddies) Mumford And Sons doesn't exactly help matters (for me at least, it might do wonders for you). Fortunately Bear's Den pull it out of the back on
Islands, delivering a wholly satisfying, multi-layered folk-pop record which exhibits considerable promise." – Drowned In Sound
>Blaze Ya Dead Homie
– Gang Rags: Reborn CD (Psychopathic)
Fifth album from the hip-hop gangsta/horrorcore rapper from Mt Clemons, Michigan.

>Boaz
– Intuition CD (Rostrum)
Debut album from the respected Pittsburgh rapper. Features Mac Miller, Jadakiss, Styles P and Junior Reid.

>Bonfire John
– College CD (Tree Machine)
Second album from Indianapolis multi-instrumentalist Owen Yonce, influenced by Wilco, Sonny & The Sunsets, Mac DeMarco's face, Pavement, Thunderhawk, lo-fi Dr. Dog.

>Susan Boyle
– Hope CD (Sony)
The British singing sensation returns with a covers album of songs themed on inspiration, including Pink Floyd's ''Wish You Were Here'' and Simon & Garfunkel's ''Bridge Over Troubled Water'' as well as John Lennon's ''Imagine.''

>Boyz II Men
– Collide CD (BMG Rights Management)
True to its title,
Collide fuses grittier rock, lush pop and funk with soulful R&B.
>The Budos Band
– Burnt Offering CD/LP+MP3 (Daptone)
The sound of The Budos may be challenging for some to describe, but to the band, "Staten Island instrumental Afro-soul" means internalizing such seemingly disparate influences as the Cairo Jazz Band, J.C. Davis, Mulatu Astatke, and Black Sabbath and coming together to form a mind-bending combination of rhythm and melody.
Burnt Offering drips with the psychedelic sounds of early heavy metal fused with the tight-knit propulsion of Fela Kuti, and "sparked by their love of Black Sabbath and Pentagram.
>Bush
– Man On The Run CD (Zuma Rock)
Sixth studio album from the alt-rock band, recorded with Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains) at Studio 606, the Northridge, California-based studio owned by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds bonus tracks.

>Can
– Out Of Reach [Reissue/1978] CD/LP (Mute)
Can – Can [Reissue/1979] CD/LP (Mute)
Can – Rite Time [Reissue/1989] CD/LP (Mute)
Can's 10th studio album,
Out Of Reach, was unavailable on any official format since its original release in 1978. It is one of their lesser-known albums, due in large part to the fact that the bassist Holger Czukay left the band while this album was being recorded, and drummer Jaki Liebezeit had a reduced role. Can's self-titled eleventh album was lost during its initial release amongst the punk explosion in 1979, but it features classic tracks like "Sodom," and "Can Be." Rite Time is Can's twelfth and last studio album, originally released in 1986. It saw the band reunite with their original vocalist, Malcolm Mooney.
>Cancers
– Fatten The Leeches CD/LP/Cassette (Dead Broke)
Produced by Jack Endino,
Fatten The Leeches is the first release from former members of Unfun and Dead Dog.
>The Chills
– Stand By CD (Fire)
To celebrate the first European tour in 20 years from Dunedin's finest, Fire Records are pleased to announce a special tour release,
Stand By. Featuring two never before release tracks, "Find Your Own Way Home" and a cover of "Solitary Man" (available via a special download), all audio is remastered especially for this special tour.
>Cold War Kids
– Hold My Home CD/LP (Downtown)
"The last few years have seen Long Beach quartet Cold War Kids undergo some pretty sizeable changes. The departure of founding guitarist Jonnie Russell in 2012 and drummer Matt Aviero (whose place in the band remains somewhat open-ended) ultimately didn't prove to be that massive a setback with 2013's
Dear Miss Lonelyhearts keeping the self-professed ‘soul/punk' mission alive and well. Many bands would have immediately folded with an exodus of half its founding lineup, but thankfully Cold War Kids are not one of them. It could be the go-with-the-flow attitude of their native Long Beach (usually synonymous with such… let's say ‘laid back' icons as Sublime and the one-and-only Snoop Dogg) but the stresses of a potential breakup have been pretty expertly avoided with a couple of Modest Mouse albums who bring something totally new and refreshingly different to the Cold War Kids sound and Hold My Home proves to be a pretty great record for it" – Renowned For Sound. (Available on CD and on clear vinyl.)
>Neil Diamond
– Melody Road CD/2xLP (Capitol)
Neil Diamond's new album was written and recorded mainly in Los Angeles and marks his first original studio release in six years and first on Capitol Records. Also a first for Diamond, is working with acclaimed producers Don Was (Bob Dylan, Elton John, The Rolling Stones) and Jacknife Lee (The Black Keys, U2, Taylor Swift).

>Dope Body
– Lifer CD/LP (Drag City)
On
Lifer, Dope Body redefines the aural yawp they have been venting for some time, honing wild windmills into surgical strikes, their gut-busting repulsion-sound continuing to expand without losing any of the feral energy that made a crazed reputation in the already-insane Baltimore music and arts underground.
>Baxter Dury
– It's A Pleasure CD/LP (PIAS America)
Ian Dury's only son didn't think he'd follow his famous father's footsteps into music. He thought it would be too easy, an obvious expectation. Alas, Baxter Dury found himself writing songs and crafting a music career by age 30, but the elder Dury didn't live to see it. Following on from Dury's acclaimed 2010 album
Happy Soup, It's A Pleasure is a series of conflicted emotions, stark drum beats, comic vignettes and strung out synths coming together to present one man's wry take on the battle with existence. It's metaphysics meets morose disco.
>Elliott Brood
– Work And Love CD (Paper Bag)
New album from Toronto trio Elliott Brood, the follow-up to
Days Into Years, which won a Juno Award in 2013 for Roots & Traditional Album Of The Year. For Work And Love, Elliott Brood withdrew to a farmhouse in Bath, Ontario where they recorded nine songs in two weeks with producer Ian Blurton (The Weakerthans, Amy Millan) -- their first time working with an outside producer. The result is their most personal and urgent album to date, with rock influences that nod as much to Neil Young & Crazy Horse, as much as Richard Buckner and Whiskeytown.
>Eyelids
– 854 CD/LP (Jealous Butcher)
Principal songwriters John Moen and Chris Slusarenko (Boston Spaceships, Decemberists, Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, Damien Jurado) have turned inwards to their loves of New Zealand/Flying Nun guitar buzz, their teenage L.A. Paisley Underground obsessions, haunts of early Athens and all things beautiful, lopsided and rock.

>Robert Lester Folsom
– Music And DreamsCD/LP (Anthology Recordings)
Robert Lester Folsom – Ode To A Rainy Day: Archives 1972-1975 CD (Anthology Recordings)
Recorded at the Lefevre Sound Studio in Atlanta, GA and privately-issued on Robert Lester Folsom's own Abacus label,
Music And Dreams brings the ideas presented on Ode into clear, polished relief. Folsom provides a homespun challenge to then-established artists as far-flung as Todd Rundgren, Neil Young, and KC & The Sunshine Band, albeit with touches of guitar fuzz ripping ("Jericho") that credit his upbringing from the decade prior. Had the record any manner of major label backing, it could've been a hit; as it stands, Music And Dreams has quietly amassed a cult following. (Vinyl version of ode to a rainy day due November 11.)
>Forever Came Calling
– What Matters Most CD/LP (Pure Noise)
New album from the California pop/punk band. (New Found Glory, Hit The Lights, The Color Morale).

>Aretha Franklin
– Sings The Great Diva Classics CD (RCA)
Aretha's unsurpassed vocal styling permeates on popular diva classics ranging from Barbra Streisand's "People," and Gladys Knight's "Midnight Train To Georgia," to Alicia Keys' "No One," and a mash up of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" and Destiny's Child's "I'm A Survivor," and more. Also includes her version of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep."

>Jerry Garcia Band
- GarciaLive Volume 5: December 31st 1975 Keystone Berkeley 2xCD (ATO)
This fifth installment of the
GarciaLive archival series presents the Jerry Garcia Band's New Year's Eve 1975 performance at the Keystone in Berkeley, California. Flying under the radar, this unannounced/unadvertised performance holds the distinction as the JGB's only performance on New Year's -- an occasion typically reserved for the Grateful Dead. This performance also marks the legendary Nicky Hopkins' final performance with the group.
>Gates
– Bloom & Breathe CD/LP (Pure Noise)
New Jersey-based alt/post-rock group Gates present their debut full-length record.

>Goapele
– Strong As Glass CD (Jordan House/BMG Primary Wave)
Strong As Glass mixes upbeat tracks with powerful ballads, hard-hitting drums with classic Goapele vocals, and even a duet with one of R&B's top veterans.
>The Hollies
– The Hollies At 50 3xCD (Rhino)
50 remastered tracks, including big hits, classic singles, album tracks, live favorites, mostly stereo masters and a brand new recording.

>Horse Feathers
– So It Is With Us CD/LP (Kill Rock Stars)
Some quick true/false facts about the band Horse Feathers and their new album,
So It Is With Us:
1. The record was partially recorded in a barn in a beautiful pastoral setting in rural Oregon (true, but hasn't everybody done this now?) 2. The band lives in Portland, OR (also true, and they are consciously and unconsciously living breathing stereotypes just like the ones portrayed in
Portlandia) 3. Horse Feathers last album charted on Billboard by selling fewer records than they had in the past (true, but maybe more a comment on the music industry as a whole?) 4. For this album, the band was influenced by the following: Pentangle, Talk Talk, Paul Simon, The Band, Van Morrison, John Wesley Harding era Bob Dylan, Desire era Bob Dylan, and Abner Jay (not what you would have guessed, right?)
>Ben Howard
– I Forget Where We Are CD (Republic)
"
I Forget Where We Were begins, and Ben Howard's deft guitar strokes come at us in stealthy and measured glides, like the moves of a chess player. We find Howard moving on from 2011's Every Kingdom, seguing from the sing-along choruses and positive gushes of tracks from that album like ‘Keep Your Head Up'. Instead, Howard has become even more introverted and personal than we saw on the last album with ‘Black Flies.' By introverted and personal, we're not exactly talking Charlie Fink-esque second album failed relationship analysis. But Howard's second album is unquestionably a serious affair" – Drowned In Sound. Vinyl version due October 27.
>Ian Hunter
– All American Alien Boy [Reissue/1976] CD (Varese Sarabande)
Following a successful stint as the creative ringleader of glam rock forebears Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter struck out on his own in 1975 with a self-titled solo debut album. For his second album
All American Alien Boy, he surrounded himself with top-notch session players as well as some impressive rock royalty, that included everyone from journeyman drummer Aynsley Dunbar to jazz bass wizard Jaco Pastorius. The resulting album was a mixture of conventional Mott The Hoople-style rock and sonic experiments.
>Billy Idol
– Kings & Queens Of The Underground CD (BFI Records/Kobalt)
"Billy Idol's recent autobiography,
Dancing With Myself, candidly traces his trajectory from Bromley punk pin-up to excess-all-areas ‘80s stadium rocker. Having swapped pills for Pilates, his first album in eight years attempts the difficult passage from lovably ludicrous rocker to confessional crooner. Now 60, Idol's rebel yell might be more restrained – and occasionally is actively straining – these days, but he sounds convincingly wistful on the slow, brooding likes of ‘Ghosts In My Guitars.' Elsewhere, old-school arena punk rockers such as ‘Bitter Pill' and ‘Postcards From The Past' attempt to restart the Idolmania era." – The Guardian
>Inspiral Carpets
– Inspiral Carpets CD/LP (Cherry Red)
The Inspiral Carpets - along with the Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays - made their name as part of the whole 'Madchester' scene, with a string of classic singles and a lucrative line in iconic T-shirts. Between 1989 and 1995, the band notched up 15 hits and four Top 20 albums. In 2003, they re-formed and have been playing live ever since. In 2011, they reunited with original singer Stephen Holt. In September, the band unveil their first new album of studio material for two decades, simply entitled
Inspiral Carpets.
>Jakob
– Sines CD/2xLP (The Mylene Sheath)
Sines is as much soundscape as rock-show — an echo of the expansive surroundings of the band's native Hawke's Bay, personifying rough seas and sweeping landscapes. Each element in the vigorous trio that comprises Jakob is as essential to the wall-of-sound as its counterparts — Jeff Boyle's lush and commanding guitar work spirals delicately before a wide explosion, the bass of Maurice Beckett growls and pulses like an electrical current, and the powerful surge of Jason Johnston's drumming cascades between thunderous treatment, precise, driving beats and eerie silences.
>Jukebox The Ghost
– Jukebox The Ghost CD (Yep Roc)
On the follow-up to its critically acclaimed album
Safe Travels, Jukebox The Ghost is at it again with a new collection of the band's signature brand of infectious pop songs. Vinyl version due November 18.
>Kiesza
– Sound Of A Woman CD (Island)
Kiesza's sound is as diverse as her resume. Having served as a reservist in the Royal Canadian Navy and competed in Miss Universe Canada, she played folk ditties before gravitating toward the electronic grooves of her debut album. The release is anchored by the breakout single "Hideaway," a pulsing house number that hearkens back to the genre's early-'90s heyday, with Kiesza providing the sultry vocals. Vinyl version due October 27.

>Mark Lanegan Band
– Phantom Radio CD/LP (Vagrant)
New album produced and co-written by Alain Johannes (Queens Of The Stone Age). For
Phantom Radio Lanegan takes a slightly different direction, incorporating drum machines and electronics. British guitarist Duke Garwood assisted with "I Am The Wolf," violinist Sietse van Gorkom co-wrote "The Killing Season," and Lanegan's girlfriend Shelley Brien added vocals to the set's "Floor Of The Ocean."
>Annie Lennox
– Nostalgia CD/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.

>Little Big Town
– Pain Killer CD (Capitol Nashville)
Sixth studio album from the Grammy-winning country group, featuring the single "Day Drinking."

>Logic
– Under Pressure CD (Def Jam)
Debut album from the Maryland-based rapper.
Under Pressure was executive-produced by No I.D., with production coming from Visionary Music Group's in-house producer 6ix and Logic himself. Other producers who contributed to the album include DJ Dahi, S1, M-Phazes, Kevin Randolph, DJ Khalil, Dun Deal, Alkebulan, Arthur McArthur, Tae Beast, Terrace Martin, Skhye Hutch, Rob Knox, Swiff D. Guests include Childish Gambino and Big Sean. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe due November 4.
>The Luxembourg Signal
– The Luxembourg Signal CD (Shelflife)
Ten track album from former members of Aberdeen, Donda, and Trembling Blue Stars of perfect pop songs, vintage shoegaze roots, and dark, noiser explorations. Features guest appearances by Dale Crover (Melvins) and John Girgus (Aberdeen). "Prepare for shimmery, ‘90s-inspired guitars, a smattering of distortion, and a splash of sweetness."—Under The Radar

>Magic Castles
– Sky Sounds CD/LP (A. Records)
"Minneapolis five-piece Magic Castles, under the direction of Brian Jonestown Massacre figurehead Anton Newcombe, have introduced the swirling psychedelic punch of the aptly titled
Sky Sounds. Beyond the foggy swill of chambered vocals, Sky Sounds is a positively lush free-floating folky experience. Listen closely, and it's easy to spot the guest arrangement horns and strings, hidden behind the layers and layers of distorted plush guitar" – The 405. (Vinyl pressed on HQ-180gm opaque white wax.)
>Malfinia Ensemblo
– Varsovia CD (Kvitnu)
Epic cross genre recording with touch of krautrock, precise electronic experiments and acute sound aesthetics. Killer analogue synth lines with heavy bombing drums. Smashing dark melodies with atonal rhythmic overtones.

>Marriott & Lane
– Majic Mijits CD/2xLP (Wapping Wharf)
Two mainstays of The Small Faces team up one last time for an ill-fated album that has been considered nothing but myth for decades. Recorded in the early 80's, and never-before officially released until now.

>Mineral
– 1994-1998: The Complete Collection 2xCD (Arena Rock)
Collects both albums from the seminal Texas emo band, plus 10 bonus songs. (Vinyl reissues of Mineral's two albums are also available this week.)

>Minny Pops
– Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement [Reissue/1979] 2xCD (Factory Benelux)
An uncompromising genre classic,
Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement mixed hard-edged electronica with modernist noise, and shared much in common with contemporaries Cabaret Voltaire, Suicide, The Normal and early Human League. The nine bonus tracks on Disc One include all three cuts from the debut Minny Pops EP Kojak, and a 2003 remix of "Dolphins Spurt." In addition there are 12 minutes of vintage audio-visual clips of five songs performed at the Amsterdam Filmacademie in 1979, playable on your PC in QuickTime format. This edition also adds a bonus disc with an entire live performance of the album recorded at Dansmakers, Amsterdam on March 11, 2012 during their 30th anniversary tour.
>Modern Vices
– Modern Vices CD/LP (Autumn Tone)
Modern Vices is a self-proclaimed dirty doo-wop group from Chicago. Noir in tone, their sound resides somewhere between late '50s croon and wet garage rock snarl.

>Thurston Moore
– The Best Day CD/LP+MP3 (Matador)
"In the years since Thurston Moore's 2011 album,
Demolished Thoughts, the framework surrounding the former Sonic Youth frontman has collapsed: the US alt-rock godfather relocated to the artisan bread capital of east London, and his aloof cool was skewed by his very public split from Kim Gordon. After the almost-unplugged quietude of that last album, here Moore retreats to the comfort of noise – that odd blanket of distortion – which is ramped up by the presence of My Bloody Valentine's Deb Googe and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley." – The Guardian
>Mott
– Drive On [Reissue/1975] CD (Rock Candy)
Digitally remastered edition of this 1975 album from the British band made up of former members of Mott The Hoople. Having gone from a struggling club band to wider international success, it came as something of a shock when leader Ian Hunter pulled the band apart by quitting in late 1974, taking flamboyant guitarist Mick Ronson with him to peruse a solo career. For the other members of Mott The Hoople this could have spelled disaster but fortunately their resolve and determination overcame all obstacles resolving to carry on with a revised line up.

>Nicked Drake
– Wraiths (by Gareth Dickson) CD (Scissor Tail)
A CD of reverent and very beautiful cover versions album by Gareth Dickson of his favorite Nick Drake songs. His own songs spill with a discreet lulling beauty and when he "Does Drake," you'll realize he's paying homage to someone painfully dear to him in the vast realm of popular music.

>Nude Beach
– 77 CD/LP (Don Giovanni)
A unique rock & roll plane of existence that finds harmony between radio-friendly giants like Tom Petty and reclusive underground kooks like Bill Fox.

>Oh! Pears
– Wild Part Of The World CD/LP (Acuarela)
Debut full-length album from Oh! Pears aka Seattle-via-Philadelphia's Corey Duncan, formerly a member of Pattern Is Movement. An orchestral pop odyssey,
Wild Part Of The World sounds out the culmination of Duncan's musical and personal discoveries from his years spent in his adopted home of Philadelphia. The album was recorded two weeks before he moved back to his birthplace of Seattle, WA. The record is a walk through the menagerie of Duncan's mind, from the warm, head bobbing pop of ''It's Real'' and ''Under The Olive Trees,'' to the heartfelt 1930s balladry of ''Natasha'' and ''Dark and Muted Eyes,'' to the dark classical/modern R&B influenced ''Fill Your Lungs'' and ''Helena.''
>Mike Oldfield
– The Studio Albums 1992-2003 8xCD (Rhino)
The Studio Albums 1992-2003 gathers together the eight albums released on WB starting with 1992's follow-up to the seminal Tubular Bells and ending again with that same album but this time the 2003 re-recording. In between are two further TB-related albums – Tubular Bells III (1998) and The Millennium Bell (1999). The other four albums are 1994's The Songs Of Distant Earth, Voyager from 1996, Guitars (1999) and Tr3s Lunas, which was issued in 2002. The albums will be packaged in card sleeves and housed in a clamshell box.
>Oozing Wound
– Earth Suck CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Oozing Wound is a thrash trio featuring long-time veterans of Chicago's underground scene.
Earth Suck is the explosive follow-up to the band's breakout debut Retrash, which earned them praise from the New York Times, Pitchfork, Decibel, and more. (Initial vinyl copies pressed on pink wax.) "A band whose combination of sneering misanthropy, absurdist humour and more killer hooks than Leatherface and his extended clan sound like an acute response to our hell-in-our-cheap-knockoff-handbasket times." -- Metal Hammer
>The Pop Group
– Cabinet Of Curiosities CD (Freaks R Us)
The Pop Group – Curiosities 2xCD (Freaks R Us)
After spending over a year collating original singles, albums and previously unreleased studio and live recordings, The Pop Group created a limited box set containing albums
We Are Time and the new compilation Cabinet Of Curiosities + 36 page perfect bound book + bookmark + badge.
>The Pop Group
– We Are Time [Reissue/1980] CD/2xLP (Freaks R Us)
Digitally remastered edition of this 1980 album from the post-punk pioneers.
We Are Time, named after one of their most infamous onslaughts and originally released on vinyl, has been remastered from original tapes. Of the early studio and live recordings that comprise the album, frontman Mark Stewart says "The Pop Group was mutating so fast right from the start that it was crucial to document those first experiments with this compilation. We Are Time is really 'the' teenage Pop Group album. It's full of defiance and the material demonstrates the band's staunch independence and our really early DIY ethic before the studio became another instrument."
>Primus
– Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble CD/LP (ATO)
The definitive Primus line-up Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and set to release their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years. "The idea was to combine the Frog Brigade and Primus, and do this record, says Claypool. I think like a good portion of the planet, we were all pretty put off by the remake of the
Willy Wonka movie - the Tim Burton version. I really wanted to pay homage to a film [1971's Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder] that was very important to me as a kid and very influential to me musically. So that's what we did. And as opposed to just going in and recording the songs and playing them the way they are in the film, we twisted them up a bit...twisted them up a lot. The notion wasn't so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books, because when you read those books, there is an eerie and somewhat menacing aspect implied."
>Royal Trux
– Pound For Pound [Reissue/2000] CD/LP (Drag City)
Reissue of the final studio album from Royal Trux.
Pound For Pound had the right mix of contempo and classic, rural amd urban for the swiftly-tilting times of the year 2000, as Royal Trux had been flying the flag (well, actually a bunch of different flags) in the name of rock & roll since the beginning — manipulating styles to get across to certain crowds and mindsets. Two interests at the same time: rock & roll, and the short con.
>Skanfrom
– Postcards CD/LP (Suction)
Skanfrom is Roger Semsroth from Berlin, best known for his purist minimal techno project Sleeparchive. In 2002, Skanfrom released his debut album on Suction Records,
Hand Picked Fragments. A lot has changed since 2002, but in Skanfrom world, 2014 is very much the same. Postcards is full of the same pure and melodic electro(pop) that made Skanfrom so special to us from the start. As it was in the beginning, Skanfrom produced Postcards using little more than his beloved Roland SH-101; this classic vintage monosynth, with it's minimal layout and pure analogue tone, remains the ideal instrument for his enduring, synthetic sound.
>Sleater-Kinney
– Sleater-Kinney [Reissue/1995] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Sleater-Kinney – Call The Doctor [Reissue/1996] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out [Reissue/1997] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Sleater-Kinney – All Hands On The Bad One [Reissue/2000] LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Sleater-Kinney – One Beat [Reissue/2002] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Sleater-Kinney – The Woods [Reissue/2005] 2xLP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Sleater-Kinney – Start Together 1994-2008 7xLP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Remastered reissues now available. Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. (The
Start Together vinyl box set compiles all seven of Sleater-Kinney's critically-acclaimed albums, plus a 44-page hardcover book and an art print. Each LP is on a different color of vinyl, and this box is the only way to get these albums on color wax.)
>Slipknot
– 5: The Gray Chapter CD/2xCD (Roadrunner)
Stretching from grief to anger and beyond,
5: The Gray Chapter touches on the most difficult period of the band's career and serves as a tribute to a lost friend and bandmate. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds two bonus tracks.
>Swearing At Motorists
– While Laughing The Joker Tells The Truth CD/LP (A. Records)
Like Iggy Pop's great lost Nashville record or the legendary demos for the Strokes masterpiece that never was, this recording is full of catchy courage, significant low notes, bedroom rhythms, hooks, and so on, all of which make for an impossible amount of pleasure. This Swearing At effort towers heads and squirrels above whatever that was you were just listening to.

>T.I.
– Paperwork CD (Sony)
Executive produced by Pharrell Williams,
Paperwork features guest appearances from Young Thug, Iggy Azalea, Skylar Grey, Chris Brown, Usher, The-Dream, Pharrell and others. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks. Vinyl version due November 17.
>Transit
– Joyride CD (Rise)
New album from Boston indie-punk band. Vinyl version due November 24.

>Various Artists
- Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell CD/3xLP+MP3 (Yep Roc)
The innovative work of cellist-composer-electronic-pioneer Arthur Russell is honored with this new tribute album featuring 26 tracks by more than 20 artists, including: Hot Chip, Sufjan Stevens, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange, The Autumn Defense and Lonnie Holley.
Master Mix embodies the genre-defying, experimental spirit that defined Russell's work. Living in the East Village from the ‘70s until his untimely death in 1992 at age 40 from AIDS-related causes, Russell moved effortlessly between the city's various music scenes, recording disco beats alongside Nicky Siano one night, and the next, crafting slow, haunting tracks in his apartment with his cello and idiosyncratic warbling voice. The New Yorker called his work "stranded between lands real and imagined: the street and the cornfield; the soft bohemian New York and the hard Studio 54 New York; the cheery bold strokes of pop and the liberating possibilities of abstract art." Through his collaborations, he earned the admiration of artists like Allen Ginsberg, David Byrne and Philip Glass, who said of Russell's music: "It does not submit to formula, but subverts the formula."
>Various Artists
– The Peter Out Wave [2012] CD (Peter Out)
Nowadays, many music-scenes/subcultures have their own take on post-punk, whilst not always being aware of the similar music going on in the coexisting scenes. This compilation is a document of the most interesting current bands and in the ‘80s influenced dark scene, with 17 bands from nine countries. It's reminiscent of the ‘80s post-punk/new wave compilations that had quite a diverse mix of music, yet were still in unison.

>Various Artists
– Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary 2xCD (Tru Thoughts)
This double-CD compilation features tracks picked by co-owner and A&R Robert Luis from the past, present and future of his thriving label's eclectic catalogue. This celebration of independent artistic talent encompasses the early leftfield electronica of Bonobo and Quantic's trailblazing world explorations, Alice Russell's powerhouse soul and New Orleans' iconic Hot 8 Brass Band; UK dons like Rodney P and Zed Bias, through to the stars of tomorrow, with Harleighblu's vocal prowess and cutting edge production from Lost Midas, Titeknots and Werkha. The comp also sneaks in some exclusives, including the Wickaman D&B remix of Wrongtom Meets Deemas J's "Jump+Move+Rock" and a new rework by Paul SG of Bonobo's classic "Terrapin."

>Scott Walker + Sunn O)))
– Soused CD/2xLP (4AD)
When Sunn O))) first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 album
Monoliths & Dimensions, they didn't know what it would actually lead to. Four years on, Scott returned with something even more enticing, collaborating on Soused, a body of work he was writing with them in mind. Recorded in London in early 2014 and produced by Scott Walker and long-time ally Peter Walsh with the assistance of musical director Mark Warman, Soused is a five-track, 50-minute record that cements the status of both acts' wide-reaching and otherworldly renown.
>Jesse Ware
– Tough Love CD/2xLP (Interscope)
"A few months after Jessie Ware properly arrived with her commanding debut album, 2012's lush, mature
Devotion, she dropped a cover of 1990s R&B group Brownstone's ‘If You Love Me,' a collaboration with production duo BenZel, who were then known as ‘Japanese teenagers.' In actuality, the duo's a team-up between London post-bass producer Two Inch Punch and mega-producer Benny Blanco (Rihanna, Katy Perry), and the tricky pair have teamed again with Ware on her latest single, ‘Tough Love,' along with handling executive producer duties on her forthcoming Devotion follow-up" [Best New Track] – Pitchfork. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks.
>Wrekmeister Harmonies
– Then It All Came Down CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Then It All Came Down is J.R Robinson's second long-form composition as Wrekmeister Harmonies. Employing an enormous ensemble of some of Chicago's best talents in the metal and experimental communities, including Wrest (Leviathan), members of Indian, Corrections House, Codeine, Twilight, Yakuza, Anatomy Of Habit, Mind Over Mirrors, Bloodiest, and Ryley Walker, Robinson has created a work that is equally gorgeous and menacing. (Initial vinyl copies pressed on green wax. The CD edition also includes 2013's You've Always Meant So Much To Me.)
>Young Statues
– The Flatlands Are Your Friends CD/LP (Run For Cover)
"Philadelphia-based Young Statues recorded their second full-length album,
The Flatlands Are Your Friend, in self-imposed solitude in a studio in Athens, Georgia, free from distraction. This is their first full-length album as a quartet, following a self-titled 2011 LP, as well as the 2013 EP Age Isn't Ours. The entirety of The Flatlands Are Your Friend was recorded with all four members in the room at once, creating an untouched, vintage sound. The first single off the album, ‘Run The River Dry,' is a guitar-heavy track with a military marching beat and distant yet distinct vocals, all knitted together by sparingly used synths and echoing guitars." -- Stereogum

This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
>Jhené Aiko
– Souled Out LP (Def Jam)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "There's something admirable about truly stepping out on your own, as your own person. You're leaving behind that helping hand, that ‘co-sign,' and pursing your dreams, able to stand without the crutch. Los Angeles native Jhene Aiko has gained the support of numerous high-level, high-visibility artists, such as Drake, Childish Gambino, No-ID (producer and label boss at Artium/Def Jam), as well as TDE representatives (and former frequent collaborators) Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul. In a very bold and courageous move, she has decided to use her debut album, the soul-bearing
Souled Out, as her first foray as a truly standalone act." – Hot New Hip Hop
>The Aislers Set
– Terrible Things Happen [Reissue/1998] LP+MP3 (Slumberland)
The Aislers Set – Last Match [Reissue/2000] LP+MP3 (Slumberland)
Vinyl reissues of the first and second albums by the group formed by members of SF's Henry's Dress and Go Sailor. First time available on vinyl in over a decade.

>Asylum
– Asylum 7" (Vinyl Conflict)
Debut from this Richmond, VA-based group, delivering some of the most devastating and precisely executed hardcore punk you'll hear these days. A brooding hardcore assault powered by the driving rhythm of Motörhead, layered with buzzsaw guitars that bring to mind classic Scandinavian bands, and delivered w/the nonstop intensity of Discharge.

>Black Rituals
– Of Deconstruction LP (Sige)
Black Spirituals is the Oakland, CA based duo of Zachary James Watkins on electronics and strings and Marshall Trammell on percussion. This is the band's debut full length after cassette releases on Sixtyhurts and The Tapeworm.
Of Deconstruction emerges from a landscape of sameness fully-formed and armed to the teeth with its improvised , ritualistic, flux-like combination of live electronics and acoustic instruments.
>The Body/Sand Worm
– Split LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
The Body and Sandworm contribute full sides of brand new material, exhibiting the diversity of heaviness in the Providence community. This is the debut release from Sandworm, an explosive duo that plays raw and elemental black metal. Clear vinyl.

>Breakout
– True Crime 7" (Grave Mistake)
A UK punk meets US hardcore pummeling. Solid, catchy, furiously great songs from this Austin-based punk band.

>Broncho
– Just Enough Hip To A Woman LP (Dine Alone)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. This Oklahoma band crafts sing-along anthems that combine punk and garage-rock, combining the best elements of both genres: raw guitar chords and energy, plus DIY sentiment, but with hi-fi production.

>Cave
– Release LP (Drag City)
This vinyl-only release compiles jams from the sweltering heart of Cave that didn't make it onto their three LPs and three EPs. Like the best singles, Cave's sides here have singular qualities that songs on albums can't, as they unwind themselves over 30 or more minutes in time. A couple of the "Release" tracks rock more extreme too, which the Cave-head will find in awesome contrast to the refined production of
Neverendless and Threace.
>Wyatt Cenac
– Brooklyn LP (Other Music)
New standup comedy LP from NY-based stand-up comedian/actor/writer best known for his work on
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Vinyl-only release.
>Coheed And Cambria
– In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3 [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Vinyl reissue of the second album from the prog/hard rock/alternative outfit.

>John Wesley Coleman
– Chicken Woman 7" (Urinal Cake)
John Wesley Coleman – Love That You Own LP (Burger)
Austin weirdo by way of Irving, Texas—John Wesley Coleman is a renaissance man of sorts, having done time in The Golden Boys, as well as performing stand up comedy, painting, writing books and movie scripts, and amassing a body of solo material that makes most bands look like total slouches. The man offers up to you two tracks of desert-haunted psychedelic rock n' roll filtered through a true storytellers sieve.

>Julie Cruise
– Floating Through The Night [Reissue/1989] LP (Plain)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of Cruise's 1989 album, featuring songs written and produced by composer Angelo Badalamenti and film director David Lynch. Essential for any
Twin Peaks fan.
>Daniel Steven Crafts
– Soap Opera Suite/Snake Oil Symphony [1982] LP (Lutra)
Original sealed copies of this pioneering cut-up work from 1982 by self-taught legend. One side is a plunderphonic montage that contrasts hysterical dialogue from early 1980s soap operas with quieter, bland remarks, punctuated by library music jingles and short enigmas that appeal to one's sense of paranoia. The other side-long track also traffics in found sound, this time snatched from instructional salesmanship LPs and television programs, edited into a depiction of people as merchandise living lives that oscillate between buying and selling.

>Cymbals Eat Guitars
– Why There Are Mountains [Reissue/2009] LP+MP3 (Barsuk)
Vinyl reissue of Cymbals Eat Guitars' debut album.

>De De Lind
- Io Non So Da Dove Vengo e Non So Dove Mai Andrò, Uomo è Il Nome Che Mi Hanno Dato [Reissue/1973] LP (VMS)
Look for "De De Lind" on the internet and you will find mainly two results: those related to a Playboy magazine model very much in vogue in the ‘60s, and those concerning the eponymous Italian progressive rock meteor band. A band that surely deserved more success at the time—their LP was released in 1973—but that was largely ignored, apart from a modest, mostly negative review appeared on Ciao 2001 magazine. Only recently De De Lind and their only record have been re-evaluated, and they're now considered a fundamental piece in the Italian progressive scene.

>Destruction Unit
– Eclipse [Reissue/2010] LP (FDH)
Upon its release in 2010,
Eclipse was quite a departure from the synthpunk background that the band was known for, as the band dove deeper into a epic psych rock sound. Uber-limited (100 copies) mixed color vinyl reissue.
>Dirty Fences
– Ladies Choice 7" (Oops Baby)
"Dirty Fences from New York City sling ‘70s street-level punk rock & roll. Tommy Ramone beat. Harmonies. Tons of vocals. From fast slasher power pop tunes to country ballads to Eddie Cochran style parents­just­dont­understand sex rock and roll, they know their stuff and have a lot of fun with it."

>Drilling For Blasting
– How To Play Guitar 7" (Let's Pretend)
Drilling For Blasting is a Chicago two piece band that rocks like a three-and-a-half piece outfit. This is the sort of loud, weird, odd but grooving sort of tunes that shows their deep roots and love for both post punk angular rhythms and twisted Beefheart blues.

>Steve Earle
– Train A-Comin' [Reissue/1995] LP (Plain)
Steve Earle – I Feel Alright [Reissue/1996] LP (Plain)
HQ-180 vinyl reissues. Steve Earle's first record after emerging from artistic struggles, prison, and addiction, 1995's
Train A-Comin' finds an artist starting from scratch and returning to the very basics of his musical vision. A little bit country, a little bit rock & roll, Steve Earle has bounced between those extremes for years, producing great albums of nearly-straight country and totally-hard rock. On I Feel Alright, though, Earle finally finds a way to blend the styles seamlessly.
>The Earls Of Leicester
– Earls Of Leicester LP (Rounder)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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).

>Fennesz
– Venice [2004] 2xLP (Touch)
Special 10th anniversary edition and first time available on vinyl. Gatefold double LP release -- 14 tracks. Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft. Featuring David Sylvian (vocals) and Burkhard Stangl (guitar).
Venice, the fourth studio album by Christian Fennesz, finds electronic music at a crossroads between its early status as digital subculture, and the feeling that there has to be something more, an emotional quality that rises above noise and moves towards melody and rapture.
>Flesh Lights
– No Longer b/w You Don't Know 7" (Tristworthy)
Steadily turning heads in the garage rock underground for a couple of years, this new 7" is the band's first new release in a couple of years after a series of records on 12XU, Super Secret and Thread Pull, along with two previous releases on Twistworthy. Perfectly described as "power -pop with balls", Flesh Lights continue to rock, roll, and spread the good word of "muscle pop."

>George Edwards Group
– Chapter III LP (Drag City)
Chapter III of The George-Edwards Group archives draws from deep in the pockets of their sporadic later embodiment. With their grand ‘70s dreams of Hollywood stardom fading, Edward Balian and Ray George continued to track their winsome muse, perhaps a bit more aggro and with a bit more dolor than they had back in the 38:38 days.
>Ghost Knife
– Garrote Guarantee 7" (Tristworthy)
Comprised of three guys—Mike Wiebe, Ben "Snakepit" White, and Chris Pfeffer—who have spent time touring the world with the Riverboat Gamblers, J Church, High Tension Wires, Criaturas, and many others, Ghost Knife's new four-song 7" is a powder keg of frantic punk-pop energy filled with excellent songwriting and punchy, tuneful melodies.

>Gnidrolog
– Lady Lake [Reissue/1972] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Lady Lake saw Gnidrolog continue to develop their unique form of progressive rock, which had critics compare the band to cohorts such as Gentle Giant and Van Der Graaf Generator.
>Keiji Haino/Jim O'rourke/Oren Ambarchi
- Only Wanting To Melt Beautifully Is It A Lack Of Contentment That Stirs Affection For Those Things Said To Be As Of Yet Unseen LP (Black Truffle)
Presenting the entire first set of the trio's March 2013 concert at Tokyo's legendary SuperDeluxe,
Only Wanting To Melt Beautifully Away Is It A Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection For Those Things Said To Be As Of Yet Unseen is their fifth release and blows the instrumental palette wide open for a single continuous piece focused on acoustic strings, synth, flute and percussion. Featuring one of Haino's most delicate and moving recorded vocal performances, the opening section of the record takes the form of a spare duet between O'Rourke's 12-string acoustic guitar and Haino's kantele (a Finnish variant of the dulcimer), behind which Ambarchi provides a hovering backdrop of wine glass tones.
>Handsome Jack
– Do What Comes Naturally LP (Alive)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Produced by Zachary Gabbard of the Buffalo Killers and featuring Bob Nave (of the legendary Lemon Pipers) on Hammond organ, among others,
Do What Comes Naturally seamlessly flows through deep dark mid-tempo boogies, smoky upbeat burners, and soulful feel-good rockers all with a natural ease.
>Terrance Hannum
– Via Negativa LP (Ultech)
Via Negativa is the first solo album for Utech Records by visual artist and Locrian member, Terence Hannum. Incorporating voice and organ, Hannum creates a world where time slows and sound is reduced to the steady pulse of the universe.

>Heat Leisure
– III/IV LP+CD (Thrill Jockey)
Heat Leisure is a collective featuring the Pontiak brothers along with Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, Liturgy, Ben Frost), Alexandra Drewchin (Guardian Alien, Eartheater), and Steve Strohmeier (Beach House). The group takes a freewheeling approach to psychedelia with obvious nods to Amon Düül II, Can and the Grateful Dead.

>Iceage
– Plowing Into The Field Of Love 2xLP (Matador)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Channeling the rage and emotion of their tempestuous early releases into finely honed musicianship,
Plowing Into The Field Of Love features piano, mandolin, viola and organ atop Johan Suurballe-Wieth s razor-sharp guitars and the lolloping, synchronized rhythm section of Jacob Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen. The record has a clear, uncompressed sound, and Elias Bender Rønnenfelt s desperate vocals are out front, nakedly accountable for the words.
>Ides Of Gemini
– Old World New Wave LP (Sige)
Old World New Wave is the second full length from Ides of Gemini, the follow up to 2012's Constantinople. "Processional doom, [with] ethereal female harmonies and high-strung riffs [that] incite head-bowing, not –banging." – SPIN
>Jeff The Brotherhood
– Dig The Classics LP (WB)
A self-produced EP of covers. Brothers Jake (guitars, vocals) and Jamin Orrall (drums) have chosen six of their favorite songs to include on
Dig The Classics including Pixies' "Gouge Away," My Bloody Valentine's "Come In Alone," Teenage Fanclub's "Mad Dog 20/20," and Beck's "Totally Confused."
>Kayo Dot
– Coffins On Io LP (The Flenser)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Led by founding member Toby Driver (Secret Chiefs 3), Kayo Dot emerged in 2002 from the ashes of Boston, MA, metal group Maudlin Of The Well. Since then, Driver has led Kayo Dot through lineup changes and stylistic shifts: from traditional metal, to atmospheric, avant-garde metal; and now with their new album Coffins on Io, to the bats-in-your-belfry hard rock of Sisters Of Mercy intersecting with Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, Scritti Politti and early Roxy Music.

>The Klitz
– Sound Of Memphis '78 7" (Spacecase)
Recorded by Alex Chilton and Sam The Sham in one three-hour blast in the summer of ‘78,
Sounds Of Memphis is the first archival Klitz release. Widely regarded as Memphis' first punk band and championed by Jim Dickinson, The Klitz existed from ‘78 to '80 and never released any official material during their initial lifespan.
>Sondre Lerche
– Please LP (Mona)
Recently released on CD -- now available on vinyl. Lerche's new album is brimming with crisp electronic flourishes, bold, economic production, and an infectious new energy and sense of purpose.

>Lights
– Little Machines LP (WB)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.

>Linkin Park
– Hunting Party 2xLP (WB)
Released last summer on CD – now available on vinyl. New studio album featuring "Guilty All The Same" and "Until It's Gone."

>Lo-Pan
– Colossus LP (Small Stone)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Lo-Pan s fourth album,
Colossus, is named for the Colossus Of Rhodes -- a 96-foot statue constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the city of Rhodes itself. No surprise it's the Columbus, Ohio, four-piece s most personal album yet and a testament to their growth and survival, as a band and as human beings.
>Love And Rockets
– Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven [Reissue/1985] LP (Drastic Plastic)
Two years after the split of Bauhaus in 1983, former members Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins came together to form Love And Rockets. Combining Bauhaus's signature gothic sound with new elements of glam rock, pop, and psychedelics, the band developed a cult following throughout the late '80s. Their debut album
Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven showcases this divergence of sound, fully embracing a unique combination of dark, hypnotic psychedelics, and synthpop. Available on HQ-200gm black or 150gm opaque blue vinyl.
>MC5
– Back In The USA [Reissue/1970] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Back In The USA was the second album by Detroit's legendary MC5 but the first to be recorded in the studio. Originally released in 1970 this album takes a step back from the raw in your face sound of their classic debut Kick Out The Jams for a more focused, tighter approach.
>Mineral
– The Power Of Failing [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Arena Rock)
Mineral – End Serenading [Reissue/1998] 2xLP+MP3 (Arena Rock)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the seminal Texas emo band's only two full-length albums.

>The Harry Mwale Experience
– The Harry Mwali Experience LP (Strawberry Rain)
This rare Zamrock album is a blend of psychedelic rock, ethnic psychedelic (with fuzz guitar) and even some soul.

>Nightmares On Wax
– A Word Of Science [Reissue/1991] 2xLP+MP3 (Warp)
Nightmares On Wax – Smokers Delight [Reissue/1995] 2xLP+MP3 (Warp)
Nightmares On Wax – Carboot Soul [Reissue/1999] 2xLP+MP3 (Warp)
Nightmares On Wax – Mind Elevation [Reissue/2002] 2xLP+MP3 (Warp)
Nightmares On Wax – Mind Elevation [Reissue/2006] 2xLP+MP3 (Warp)
Nightmares On Wax – Thought So… [Reissue/2008] 2xLP+MP3 (Warp)
N.O.W.'s first six albums have been repressed on vinyl. They are the longest serving artist on the Warp Records roster.

>Nobunny
– Love Visions [Reissue/2008] LP (Almost Ready)
"The mysterious Tucson local (now Oakland, Calfornia), Nobunny, is certainly hitting a chord that's turning ears all over into fuzzy, pink, and protruding embarrassments. Although, he's been kicking around the sud bucket for longer that most realize, it's seems like only recently has he poked his rabbit head up for the rest to take notice. Like a pop machine spewing out a small rivulet of hits, he is not necessarily onto something completely new. Both GG Allin, and The Ramones were touching on the same fizzy button years ago, and the formula of bubblegum fuzz is one oldest socks in the sack, but either way it's good to see it's back. Nobunny's ability to deliver blithesome songs with a maddened and frothy smile is simply brilliant. His bouncy and rollicking style conjures images of dirty bubbles rising over a landscape of unkempt, and insanely catchy hooks that will have the stuffiest of the arm folding camp dancing and acting like idiots within the first couple of chords."—Brett Cross, Victim Of Time

>Of Montreal
– Cherry Peel [Reissue/1997] LP (Bar/None)
Of Montreal – Gay Parade [Reissue/1999] LP (Bar/None)
Vinyl reissues of Of Montreal's first and third albums. "Of Montreal are more like third cousins to the E6 clan; their sound is cohesively pop-oriented and distinctively quaint. The songs are bouncy, keyboard- and vocal-driven gems that collapse barbershop harmonies and well-enunciated, Tin Pan Alley vocalizations with Anglo mid-'60s pop (especially that of the ever-popular Kinks)."

>Mike Oldfield
– Tubular Bells II [Reissue/1992] LP (Rhino)
Mike Oldfield – The Songs Of Distant Earth [Reissue/1994] LP (Rhino)
Mike Oldfield – Voyager [1996] LP (Rhino)
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells III [1998] LP (Rhino)
HQ-180gm reissues now available (some for the first time on vinyl).

>Panabrite
– Pavilion LP+MP3 (Immune)
Panabrite is Seattle-based musician Norm Chambers. His music evokes the prime work of ambient music's pioneers, the top tier of kosmische-musik makers, and the more mystical end of the new-age spectrum. He weaves elements from these styles into his own distinctive tapestries, balancing melodic playfulness with compositional rigor.

>Pen Test
– Interstate LP (Moniker)
Interstate is an examination of the decline of car culture in American civic religion and the loss of its romanticism. Inspired by Kraftwerk's Autobahn, the album was recorded at Dub Narcotic Studio and mastered by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring).
>Wilson Pickett
– Hey Jude [Reissue/1969] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Hey Jude is the classic 1969 release by Wilson Pickett cut with the Muscle Shoals session crew while Duane Allman added his intense, bluesy guitar to the mix. This album of hard Southern soul features Pickett in top form with his powerful vocals featured on soul tunes such as "A Man And A Half" and "Toe Hold" alongside choice rock covers including the title track and "Born To Be Wild." HQ-180gm.
>Chuck Prophet
– Night Surfer LP (Yep Roc)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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."
>Reversed Nature
– Into The Limbo LP (Cosmic Eye)
Reversed Nature is a psychedelic jam rock band from Greece. Cosmic Eye presents their debut LP, characterized by a constant lazy flow of sounds, rhythms and voices. Never knowing where it will end, the band travel through long excursions falling somewhere between the drifty murk of space rock, krauty influenced jamming and the psychedelic aspect of some tribal post-punk.

>Scalped
– Scalped 7" (Warthog Speak)
While not quite as chaotic as their demo tape, this debut EP from San Francisco's Scalped is nearly as much of a noisy, savage stew of heavy breakdowns tucked between some of the most confusing tornados of violent thrash-head-f**kery this side of sanity. Muscular, inventive hardcore at its finest.

>Shooting Guns
– Wolfcop (Original Motion Picture Soundrack) LP+MP3 (One Way Static)
A unique blend of heavy Carpenter electronics mixed with Black Sabbath-esque riffs and even a hint of country.

>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 more. This is a deluxe edition remastered reissue of the band's first full length that's been out of circulation since 2009. Includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks, available only with the LP.

>Spray Paint
– Cussin' 7" (Upset The Rhythm)
Spray Paint is a no wave punk outfit from Austin, Texas. The trio's buzz-sawing guitars run headlong through labyrinthine tunnels of reverb, chased down by some wildly brain-bashing drums.

>The Stray Birds
– Best Medicine CD (Yep Roc)
The band – multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven, and Charlie Muench – hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. All three are classically-trained musicians who've been making music of all kinds since childhood (before they reconnected through the local music scene, de Vitry and Muench first met in middle school orchestra); however, they were also all raised with a steady diet of music ranging from pioneers like The Carter Family and Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys to the joyous invention of The Beatles and The Band, to the groundbreaking artistry of Jimi Hendrix. Vinyl version due November 18.

>Matthew Sweet
– Girlfriend [Reissue/1991] LP (Plain)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of Sweet's 1991 power-pop masterpiece.

>Armando Trovaioli
– Ieri, Oggi, Domani (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) LP (Contempo)
Yesterday Today Tomorrow is a film in three episodes from 1963 directed by Vittorio De Sica with the beautiful music of Armando Trovaioli. Reprint faithful to the original gatefold release.
>Truth & Janey
– Erupts! [Reissue/1976] 2xLP (Lion Productions)
Raw, absolutely bone-crushing live recordings from 1976 by one of the finest and heaviest Midwest power trios of all time. This double-LP feature more than 70 minutes of the explosive live hard rock concert experience, including many tunes not on the band's essential
No Rest For The Wicked album.
>Underworld
- Dubnobasswithmyheadaman: 20th Anniversary Edition 2xLP [Reissue/1993] (UMe)
Recently reissued on CD – now available on vinyl. Underworld's third album (though some might call it their debut) showcased the limitless possibilities of electronic music. Although born out of club culture,
Dubnobass defied the accepted genres of the time - equally suited to the dancefloor and the after party, it was as immersive an experience quaking through bassbins or headphones. Two decades on from its original release, it's unarguable that the album is one of the most influential British electronic records of all time; a signpost for everything from dance music's easy relationship with main stages at festivals to the radio/globe-conquering EDM phenomenon.
>Various Artists
– Let's Peter Out LP+MP3 (Peter Out)
This is the follow-up compilation to the highly acclaimed
The Peter Out Wave (2012), consisting of 13 bands from nine countries. The most notable difference since 2012 is that most of the upcoming post-punk bands today are guitar based. The darker ‘80s influences have grown very popular in the current punk movement and many great new bands have emerged from there. What still makes this music really interesting is that there are plenty of dynamic visions out there who've emerged from very different musical backgrounds and subcultures. It just goes to show that dreams of the past will lead you to new directions. Includes tracks from Metro Cult, Veil Of Light, Monument, Moth, TR Human, Cosmetics, and more. White vinyl.
>Wax Witches
– Center Of Your Universe LP (Burger)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Insanely catchy pop punk blasts from outer space featuring Alex Wall of Bleeding Knees Club.

>Weyes Blood
– The Innocents LP+MP3 (Mexican Summer)
The Innocents is the name of the second album by southeastern Pennsylvania's Natalie Mering, who performs as Weyes Blood. Its ten songs confront us with a vocalist of rare choral purity; lyrics so emotionally unflinching that they could pierce stone; music rooted in American and British folk, then pulled and stretched at its fringes, like a sweater that's just begun to unravel. As you sift through her words, you'll feel something, and you'll associate those feeling with past experiences that may cause you to associate them with something more, something that affects your own emotional state. The Innocents is akin to the most primal form of expression: elements laid bare, deeply connected to the past, and miles away from anything else you're likely to hear in music today.
>Tim Woulfe
– Tim Wolfe's The Uncouth Swain LP+MP3 (Apollonian Sound)
The Uncouth Swain is an album of existential love songs, Taoist hymns and Alf references filtered through Tim Woulfe's psychedelic sound. "Melodiously walks in the footsteps of Slowdive."—Magic RPM Magazine

Cassettes:
>Cancers
– Fatten The Leeches (Dead Broke)
Produced by Jack Endino,
Fatten The Leeches is the first release from former members of Unfun and Dead Dog.
>Hong Chulki + Aaron Dilloway
– Hong Chulki + Aaron Dilloway (Idiopathic)
Aaron Dilloway's characteristic fits of tape swirls and Hong Chulki's poised turntable outbursts complement and clatter against each other effortlessly. In this live recording made in Oberlin, Ohio, subtle ambient fields and crumbling melodies grow into peaks of rattling chaos.

>Fenian
– Botched Migraine (Idiopathic)
Matt Purse crafts intense, full-bodied industrial soundscapes with surgical attention to detail and punishing execution and then shifts gears unnervingly to a furious and relentless noisecore blasts featuring drummer Josh Taylor (of Foot Village and Friends Forever).

>G.S. Sultan
- AG_GREATESTHIT (Umor Rex)
The second official release by Brooklyn-based artist Roy Werner. Containing no original recorded material, the series of seven pieces functions as an in-depth processing of the sourced ubiquitous pop piece in an attempt at complete removal of connotation and context.

>Joseph Hammer
– Recorded Live In Los Angeles October 2013 (Idiopathic)
Recorded late at night in a downtown Los Angeles loft, this cassette captures Joseph Hammer's reel-to-reel sampling at its most intimate and ephemeral. An unlikely and stirring symphony made of spliced selections from a bargain bin CD collection. Crazed.

>Maar
- Ceto (Umor Rex)
The first full-length release from Maar, the Chicago-based duo of Mike Vallera (Cleared, COIN) and Joseph Clayton Mills (Haptic). Draws on influences that range from drone to dub and from the techno-utopianism of NASA to the retro-futurism of the Russian conceptualists.

>Derek Rogers
- Visual Echoes (Umor Rex)
An album that moves within a subtle ambience, with a relaxed, contemplative style reminiscent at times of Gavin Bryars's work. Derek Rogers has released over 60 albums on Bathetic Records, Hausu Mountain, Stunned, 905, and Hooker Vision. He also plays with Lee Noble in Circuit Rider UK.

>Unmanned
– Ageism (Idiopathic)
Obsessive, delicate sound textures by Kevin McEleney and Nial Morgan, snaking through gritty depths and ascending to vertiginous heights. Mood music for the scourged at heart.


Book/Magazine:
>Bill Callahan
– I Drive A Valence: The Collected Lyrics Of Bill Callahan With 116 Illustrations (Drag City)
"Until we have a feature film in which Bill Callahan's words are spoken by the true and deep characters who exist within the songs, the best format will be this lyric book—wait, no, the best format will always be the albums featuring the songs, since they are sung by Bill Callahan, the author and singer, in his own inimitable and completely individual fashion.
I Drive A Valence, however, which spans two decades of Smog/Bill Callahan songs, is a fairly unforgettable look-see; in fact, it's a definitive-yet-concise trip through the mirror, collecting the lyrics to 70 songs and pairing them with 116 dreamy ink-wash images by the man himself. The nuances and ambiguities within plain-spoke expression are at the exquisite center of Callahan's gift, and the plain fact of words on paper nails them down in a concrete fashion that signals eternity somehow more concretely than sounds in the air can conjure."
>Intense Energy: A Not Like You Fanzine
(Note Like You)
Fanzine featuring a mix of punk, hardcore, skating and more. Interviews include JFA, The Faction, Los Olvidados, and Drunk Injuns. Accompanied by a 7" compilation featuring Huge, The Loud Ones, Stale Phish, Counterattack!, and 97A, some of the best skate rock bands going today.
released 14 OCTOBER 2014
>Absolutely Free – Absolutely Free CD/LP (Lefse)
Absolutely Free is a trio based in Toronto. The group formulates musical experiments based on instrumentation, compositional structure and other formal qualities ubiquitous to popular rock music. Following years of touring and releasing albums with defunct art punk band DD/MM/YYYY, the members of Absolutely Free set out to create a more hypnotic, patient music that integrates analog electronics, African polyrhythms, psychedelia, Bollywood and Krautrock.

>Acacia
– Coma Witch 2xCD/LP (Rise)
The Acacia Strain are pioneers of the deathcore genre, and for the past 13 years they have been a staple in the metalcore community.

>The Aislers Set
- How I Learned to Write Backwards [Reissue/2002] CD/LP+MP3 (Slumberland/Suicide Squeeze)
The Aislers Set occupy an enviable place in the pop pantheon. Brimming with drunken romanticism, sharp pop sensibilities, and timeless melodies, The Aislers Set reveled in the history of great pop, spiking their classicist ‘60s-tinged tunes with post-punk energy and originality of bands like the Fire Engines and The June Brides. Every song is a meticulously constructed sound world, where the arrangement and instrumentation sublimely and uncannily bring each tune to completeness. Unfortunately they stopped playing and recording together by 2004 due to life commitments. (Vinyl version pressed on HQ-180gm green wax.)

>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 Bariş Manço's Kurtalan Ekspres to get the best fuzz breaks and hammond slams and put 'em straight in your ears. Vinyl comes with exact reproduction of the original gatefold pop-up sleeve.
>Tony Allen
- Film Of Life CD (Jazz Village)
For his tenth album, Tony Allen, the co-creator of Afrobeat, has pulled out all the stops. At his side are French producers The Jazzbastards and fellow world-class musicians including Damon Albarn (Gorillaz, The Good The Bad & The Queen, Blur). With
Film Of Life, Allen has produced an album that has the ring of a true self-portrait, offering an overview of his rich and exemplary career that brings together bebop, Afrobeat jazz and psychedelic pop. Vinyl version due October 27.
>The Apartments
– The Evening Visits… And Stays For Years CD/2xLP+MP3 (Captured Tracks)
Upon release earlier this year overseas,
The Evening Visits received strong praise and drew comparisons to a wide range of acts such as Cocteau Twins, Nick Drake and Bob Dylan. This expanded domestic edition includes several bonus tracks and a collection of demos.
>Balmorhea
– Balmorhea CD (Western Vinyl)
Balmorhea (pronounced Bal-more-ay) is a six-piece instrumental group from Austin, TX. Founded by Rob Lowe and Michael Muller in 2006, the band has produced five full-length albums, including
Stranger, which was released in October 2012. Inceptually influenced by the band’s namesake, a tiny West Texas town of 500 people, Balmorhea’s early work reflected motifs of the American Southwest: the folklore of Texas settlers, the emotive proclamations of the mountainous setting, and intimate studies on solitude, nature, and night. Slowly adding more members to the band over the years, including a string section and full percussion, Balmorhea’s rich and layered music continues to be simultaneously concise and complex, uniting a collection of ideas, textures, and sounds into one genre-defying landscape. Vinyl version due October 27.
>Bam Spacey
– 1998 CD/LP (Ceremony)
After three 12" releases over the past two years, Swedish producer Bam Spacey returns with his nine-track debut full length. Pulling from the touchstones of Balearic and ambient genres, and seamlessly incorporating house and techno ideas into minimal pop formats, Spacey has delivered his most self-assured and fully realized music to date.

>Baptists
– Bloodmines CD/LP (Southern Lord)
Bloodmines is a fast, exhilarating album of rage, oozing with genuine raw emotion and punk rock fury. Shards of feedback make way for fast powerful riffs and savage vocals, whilst explosive drumming pumps blood around the band's beating heart.
>Kenny Barron/Dave Holland
– The Art Of Conversation CD (Blue Note)
The Art Of Conversation marks the first time bassist/composer Dave Holland and pianist/composer Kenny Barron have recorded their duo performances. 10 compositions of originals and standards that exemplify their individual and combined musical ingenuity.
>Francis Bebey
- Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984 CD/2xLP (Born Bad)
Released last week on vinyl – now available on CD. “French label Born Bad with an incredible follow up to their essential
African Electronic Music 1975 – 1982, both collecting the music of Cameroonian-in-Paris, writer, sculptor, and sonic explorer, Francis Bebey. This one is accompanied by artwork of the week from Brussels-based Elzo Durt. Elzo coming from a punk/skate background describes his work, which has graced album sleeves, magazine covers, festival posters, and designs for Lacoste & Carrhart, as a ‘cheerfully morbid universe.’ The darkness might seem in contrast with Bebey`s complicated, sometimes frantic, yet always gentle, polyrhythms, but within his compositions there is chant, spell, trance and magic. Invoking ancestors, repelling evil.” – Test Pressing
>Bing & Ruth
- Tomorrow Was The Golden Age CD (Rvng Intl.)
Tomorrow Was The Golden Age is an album length composition by minimalist ensemble Bing & Ruth. Written and conducted by pianist David Moore, the album is a halcyonic journey to a never-ending place, where music waxes, wanes and drifts imperceptibly from silence to grand, glowing sound. With untethered textures inspired by the indeterminate music of Morton Feldman and later torchbearer Gavin Bryars, Tomorrow Was The Golden Age achieves canon-level quality for instrumental music. Within the piece’s extended passages, Bing & Ruth wander through gradient fields of color, illuminated by a delicate architecture of slowly developing microtonal harmonies, Steve Reich-ian piano lines and the same analog tape delay that launched both Brian Eno‘s Apollo and the greatest dub reggae engineers into the unknown. Vinyl version due October 27.
>Maggie Björkland
- Shaken CD/LP (Bloodshot)
Björkland is a pedal steel guitarist/singer/composer from Copenhagen, Denmark. She has made a name for herself as an exceptional and stylistically unique musician, combining the tastes and techniques a wide variety of music - country, indie rock, film scores, psychedelia, pop - into a seamless blend of roots music.

>The Bots
– Pink Palms CD/LP (Fader)
Los Angeles sibling duo The Bots (Mikaiah Lei and Anaiah Lei) present their proper debut full-length,
Pink Palms. The album, recorded in L.A. and produced by Justin Warfield, with additional production by the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Nick Zinner, brings together the veracity of garage-punk while paying homage to the American Blues tradition.
>Ali Campbell
– Silhouette CD/LP (Metropolis)
Silhouette is the new album from Ali Campbell, the legendary voice of UB40, reunited with Astro & Mickey. Recorded in London's renowned RAK Studios, the album is an inspired mix of freshly-minted new songs and sparkling, reggae-fied cover versions of classics by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Chi-Lites, and others. The title track, “Silhouette,” was originally a 1957 hit for American doo-wop group The Rays, though this new, yearning take owes more to an early 1970s version by the crown prince of reggae, the late Dennis Brown.
>The Capitalist Kids
– At A Loss CD/LP (It’s Alive)
The Capitalist Kids third album brings the early ‘90s Lookout Records sound of The Mr. T Experience and Green Day into a modern day arena of sociopolitical awareness with catchy results.

>Lloyd Cole
– Standards CD/LP+MP3 (Omnivore)
Originally released last year overseas, Cole’s new album is available domestically. Recruiting band members from his self-titled debut—including drummer Fred Maher and Matthew Sweet on bass, as well as former Commotion Blair Cowan on keyboards—
Standards features ten Cole-penned originals, plus a cover of John Hartford’s “California Earthquake.”
>Continental
– Millionaires CD (East Grand)
The sophomore album from Rick Barton (Dropkick Murphys) and Co. finds the band really owning their brand of rock/blues/folk.

>The Creeps
– Eulogies CD/LP (It’s Alive)
Ten tracks of melodic pop punk perfected.

>Dads
- I'll Be the Tornado CD/LP (6131)
New album from New Jersey emo two-piece Dads. “If you’re looking for more punk-tastic hits then Dads can service you. And they do. ‘Sunburnt Jet Wings’ and ‘You Hold Back.’ Scott Scharinger’s quick hands on the guitar build such an elaborate portrait for Bradley’s massive drums to lay on. They complement each other so well. Bradley’s agony then follows with his words feeling like barbs stuck in with no chance of ever being removed. It’s heavy content on the lyrical side but it’s also the ideal tapestry for emotional connection to a brilliant indie-emo-punk aesthetic.” – Dying Scene

>Diamond District
- March On Washington CD (Mello)
In 2009, DMV-based hip-hop artists Oddisee, yU and Uptown XO came together to create
In The Ruff, their studio debut as supergroup Diamond District. Now, five years later, the collaborators pick up where they left off. Sophomore full-length March On Washington is a collection of 13 original jams, and features one additional bonus track. Aptly-named debut single “First Step” ignited listener anticipation for the set, which features no guest appearances and is produced entirely by Oddisee. Vinyl version due November 11.
>DJ Quik
- The Midnight Life CD (Mad Science)
The Midnight Life is the ninth studio album for DJ Quik. The album features: Dom Kennedy, El Debarge, Suga Free, Bishop Lamont, Mack 10 and others. Quik has produced records for Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ludacris, and more.

>Kevin Drumm
– Trouble CD (Editions Mego)
Trouble sits as one of the quietest in the noise/drone producer’s entire catalog - a single continuous 54-minute excursion into the netherworld of the audio spectrum. Trouble is neither ambient nor drone, but a more complex investigation into the deep recesses of sound.
>Chris Duarte
– Lucky 13 CD (Blues Bureau Int’l)
Chris Duarte recordings have always been rooted firmly in the blues with a rock & roll edge.
Lucky 13 continues in the tradition of contemporary blues-rock with bursts of fusion, pop, and heavy psychedelia throughout.
>Dystopia
– Human = Garbage [Reissue/1994] CD/LP (Tank Crimes)
Expanded reissue of the crust/doom metal band’s 1994 (which was also the band’s first release their own Life Is Abuse and Misanthropic Records labels).

>Electric Six
– Human Zoo CD/LP (Metropolis)
The concept of the
Human Zoo has existed in art and literature for centuries, thus Electric Six recognizes and accepts it is not breaking new conceptual ground by naming its tenth studio album Human Zoo. From the opening track, ''Karate Lips,'' the album takes the listener into a teenage karate tournament for girls as refereed by Def Leppard.
>Elliphant
- One More CDEP (TEN/Kemosabe)
The reigning queens of hipster-pop Elliphant and MØ join forces on the buzzed-about title track of a new EP. Synth-heavy and sinister yet incredibly melodic with an urban slant.

>Excepter
– Familiar CD/2xLP (Blast First Petite)
First new studio album since 2010's
Presidence (Paw Tracks). An audio-enhanced continuation of their trademark creepy-crawled odd leg disco, Familiar is layered with LaLa's cosmic sighs and John Fell Ryan's atonal, lysergic lyric-poem chants. Vinyl version presents the complete album with the addition of a second disc dedicated to the memory of Clare Amory. Three sides of music; Side D etched.
>Exodus
– Blood In, Blood Out CD/CD+DVD (Nuclear Blast)
Tenth studio album from the veteran thrash metal band – available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus DVD. Vinyl version due November 24.

>Eyelids
– 854 CD/LP (Jealous Butcher)
Principal songwriters John Moen and Chris Slusarenko (Boston Spaceships, Decemberists, Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, Damien Jurado) have turned inwards to their loves of New Zealand/Flying Nun guitar buzz, their teenage L.A. Paisley Underground obsessions, haunts of early Athens and all things beautiful, lopsided and rock.

>Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal
- Songs Of Time Lost CD (Six Degrees)
Piers Faccini and Vincent Segal met in Paris in the late 1980s and have been friends ever since.
Songs Of Time Lost is their first joint album. Using voice, guitar and cello - and in a variety of languages from English to Neapolitan dialect and Creole - the album brings together original compositions, traditional songs and some covers.
>Favorite Weapon
– Sixty Saragossa CD (Rise)
Hance Alligood was the lead vocalist of Woe, Is Me. He is back and revitalized with his new project, Favorite Weapon.

>Fit For A King
– Slave To Nothing CD (Solid State)
New album from the metalcore band. Vinyl version due November 10.

>Florida Georgia Line
– Anything Goes CD (Republic)
Anything Goes is the 2014 follow up to Florida Georgia Line's debut Here’s To The Good Times.
>Fly Golden Eagle
– Quartz CD/LP (ATO)
Fly Golden Eagle has been going strong for over five years. Starting with Ben Trimble first playing shows solo with a boombox and tape-recordings, it has since evolved into a full-fledged band, Richard Harper, Mitch Jones and Matt Shaw flesh out the foursome. The band's debut psych-funk release,
Swagger, had them on tour with Alabama Shakes, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Dr. Dog, Arctic Monkeys, Clear Plastic Masks and Chrome Pony.
>Frazey Ford
– Indian Ocean CD (Nettwerk)
During the creative cycle of writing for her latest,
Indian Ocean, in profound synchronicity, Frazey Ford received and invitation to record in Memphis with Al Green's iconic back up band. The resulting album is a masterwork soul album with Frazey's smoulderingly urgent vocals, emotionally raw lyrics, and muddy-road folk effortlessly melting into the elegant earthiness of soul music's finest musicians. Vinyl version due December 2.
>Sallie Ford
– Slap Back CD/LP (Vanguard)
The latest from alt-roots upstart Sallie Ford, Slap Back features an all-girl band and is bursting with the femme-punk spirit of Kim Deal, Joan Jett, and Debbie Harry.

>Foxygen
- Foxygen…And Star Power 2xCD/2xLP (Jagjaguwar)
Foxygen…And Star Power is a new double album from Foxygen. “A gaggle of guest stars. Roman-numeraled musical suites. Vocals recorded on a shoddy tape machine at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Chateau Marmont. A svelte 82-minute run time of psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, songs that morph into each other, weaving in and out of the head like UFO radio transmission skullkrush music. ADHD star power underground revolution. Soft-rock indulgences, D&D doomrock and paranoid bathroom rompers. Process is the point. A kaleidoscoping view. Blasphemy even the gods smile one. Rock & roll for the skull.”
>The Game
- Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf CD (eOne)
The Game enlists an all star team of talent to be featured on the new album, including Too $hort, Problem, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy, T.I., Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla $ign, Chris Brown, French Montana, Tyga, Bobby Schmurda, Freddie Gibbs and more. Production on the album is handled by Boi 1da, DJ Mustard, Nottz, Amadeus, League Of Starz, The Mekanics, Ocean And Nova, and more.

>Girl Tears
– Tension CD/LP (Slinderlyn)
This L.A.-based punk trio blaze through 12 catchy tracks, complete with hooks and no nonsense sentiments, all in land speed record breaking time.

>Godflesh
– A World Lit Only By Fire CD/LP (Daymare/Avalanche)
Justin K Brodrick’s first Godflesh release since 2001's
Hymns. Minimal, brutal, dissonant, driven by machines yet paradoxically dominated by organic & harsh down tuned guitars & bass, clean dub inflected vocals offset against harsh raging minimal shouts, & this is not to forget the worship of the omnipresent groove.
>Greylag
– Greylag CD/LP (Dead Oceans)
New album from the Portland folk rock trio. “Deep underneath their acoustic strumming and boot-stomping beats is heartfelt songwriting that’s seen more revisions than a dozen hands can count. The three men craft songs that lay comfortably between Band Of Horses and Fleet Foxes on songs like “Yours to Shake” and “Another.” Thanks to help from producer Phil Ek, they’re able to sonically match both bands’ roundedness, too” – Under The Gun Review. (Vinyl version pressed on gold wax.)

>Grinder Blues
– Grinder Blues CD (Megaforce)
The powerhouse trio teams King’s X legend dUg Pinnick with two gritty, hard rocking roots music MVPs, Jabo Bihlman on guitar and vocals and Scot Little Bihlman on drums, percussion and vocals. Their self-titled debut’s 10 original, high-voltage songs sizzle with daredevil virtuosity and rock with unrestrained energy, blasting a sound minted in the urban canyons of Chicago and the swamps of rural Louisiana during the 1950s into the present thanks to rumbling guitars, freight train rhythms and bass legend dUg Pinnick’s virtuoso licks and elegantly gritty rock & soul voice.

>Sammy Hagar With Vic Johnson
– Lite Roast CD (Mailboat)
“I realize that when I played my songs acoustically it made me sing different. It brought a new light to the lyrics that I'd written throughout my career,” says Sammy Hagar. For the first time in his career, Sammy Hagar releases an acoustic album of some of his well-known songs. Featuring 11 tracks, Sammy is joined by longtime band guitarist of the Waboritas, Vic Johnson, on guitar and vocals.

>Hi Ho Silver, Away!
– Chore CD/LP (It’s Alive)
Chore is an incredibly catchy melodic slant that exists despite the lack of any standard verse/chorus song structure or rhyming patterns. Deeply personal lyrical content delivered by urgent and pained vocals. Guitar fills the comforting airy space in every song with clear and determined intention. Bass rhythms alter between slow and steady and franticly spastic
>Neil Holyoak
– Rags Across The Sun CD/LP+MP3 (Epitonic)
Neil Holyoak is a Canadian-American musician, based in Montreal, originally from Los Angeles. His recent songwriting is influenced by Townes Van Zandt, French symbolist poetry, and the acoustic blues music of Mali. Lately he has been playing surrealist country songs with a band consisting of Tamara Sandor (bass & voice), Lewis Handford (drums), Michael Begin (pedal steel), and occasionally solo songs backed up by Tamara on vocals. "He’s another one for 2014 to put on your radar, evoking the ghost of Bon Iver, the soul of James Vincent McMorrow & the autumn chill of S. Carey."— BBC.

>Hoodie Allen
– People Keep Talking CD (HAD/Hoodie Allen LLC)
Pulling inspiration from the likes of Justin Timberlake’s
Future Sex/Love Sound and the throwback vibes of Mark Ronson, the production and melodies on People Keep Talking showcase 14 tracks of consistently catchy flows and feel-good beats. Highlights on the album include the whimsically catchy "Movie," the anti-ex anthem "Dumb For You," the fun, yet empowering "Act My Age" and the smooth, R&B-infused, "Won't Mind."
>Hospital Job
– The Believer CD/LP (It’s Alive)
A melody-heavy, power-driven pop punk album that rides the line between the contemporary mid west pop punk sound and indie rock style of decades past. At times it charges full force into your gut with relentless hooks, at others it infects on a more cerebral level with unexpected twists, turns, repeats and breaks.

>House Of Lightning
– Lightworker CD (Translation Loss)
From the mad genius mind of Henry Wilson (Floor) comes and almost uncategorizable yet positively spiritual incorporation of heavy metal, thrash, a bite of math, a sprinkle of prog, a pinch of
1984 and a dash of 5150.
>Hal Hutchinson
- Wreckage Installations & Metalworks CD (Crucial Blast)
Few contemporary noise artists have explored the sonic qualities of scrap metal to the extent that Hal Hutchinson has with his Factory Of Metal Sound aesthetic. The dense, brutally forceful metalscapes Hutchinson crafts follow a tradition of metal manipulation previously examined by Japanese noisician K2 and Canadian artist Alan Bloor (aka Knurl), but Hutchinson employs a unique approach to assembling and layering his recordings of chains, pipes, sheet metal, metal barrels, and other metallic objects being smashed and dragged and beaten.

>Inter Arma
- The Cavern CD/LP (Relapse)
The new album from Richmond, VA genre-destroying metallers shifts from Americana laced extreme metal to doom to stoner rock to prog, often within a single song.

>Itasca
- Unmoored By The Wind CD/LP (New Images)
New release from folk guitarist and songwriter Kayla Cohen aka Itasca. Where 2012's
Grace Riders On The Road reveled in homemade intimacy, Unmoored By The Wind opens to the world, reaching a timeless, near-baroque yearning; each of these 11 tracks burns with a unique vision. At once soft-spoken and virtuosic, Cohen's mesmerizing finger-picking lays gauzy groundwork for vocal work more than ever before, though, Cohen's confident singing is laid bare; vocals ride on top of arrangements, taking their rightful place in the forefront. The effect is arresting, while at the same time staying true to the seductive ghostliness that has come to characterize her sound.
>Jessie J
- Sweet Talker CD (Republic)
“Further training her sights on America, Jessie J has constructed
Sweet Talker to fit a gap somewhere between Beyoncé and Pink. The latter is conjured up in ‘Masterpiece’ and ‘Said Too Much,’ which are heavy with pop-rock melodrama and strength-from-within ruminating; elsewhere, the brash R&B of ‘Burnin’ Up’ (listen for guest 2 Chainz being thoroughly upstaged) and ‘Seal Me With A Kiss’ (featuring De La Soul, who utter the word “bloke” as if it’s in a foreign language) will win over US radio programmers” – The Guardian. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.
>Joanna Gruesome/Trust Fund
- Trust Fund/Joanna Gruesome LP/Cassette (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Their side of the split sees the Gruesomes (as they're affectionately known by their massive legion of Japanese fans) stretching out sonically and emotionally. “Coffee Implosion” opens with the Big Black like abrasiveness before sweetly stomping all over the room. And “Satan (Desire Edition)” an alternate version of their album closer could fill a cathedral with its spiritual emptiness. Trust Fund isn't nearly as well known, for now. But these kids bring all kinds of Flying Nun-ish mid-fi guitar pop with hints of bands like Swearin', Sourpatch, and Big Soda seeping through.

>Jawbreaker
- 24 Hour Revenge Therapy [Reissue/1994] CD/LP+MP3 (Blackball)
One of the most popular and successful underground bands of the early-/mid-‘90s, California’s Jawbreaker melded raw vocals, a driving rhythm section and grinding guitar with complex song structures and literary lyrics, forging a distinctive style that has since, along with singer/guitarist Blake Schwarzenbach’s subsequent band Jets to Brazil, influenced a generation of independent music.

>Olivia Jean
– Bathtub Love Killings CD/LP (Third Man)
Bathtub Love Killings is the debut solo LP from the Olivia Jean, the multi-instrumentalist who cut her teeth in the Third Man stable backing folks as varied as Karen Elson, Wanda Jackson and Jack White in addition to fronting the much-loved Black Belles. Jean has accrued a lifetime of experience in a few short years, from highlight performances on The Colbert Report, Conan, Late Show With David Letterman and the Grand Old Opry stage to having one of her songs used as the theme for the television series Elvira s Movie Macabre.
>Darius Jones
– Oversoul Manual CD (Aum Fidelity)
The
Oversoul Manual is an a cappella work comprised of 15 pieces performed by his vocal quartet, The Elizabeth-Caroline Unit (featuring the great vocal talents of Amirtha Kidambi, Sarah Martin, Jean-Carla Rodea, and Kristin Slipp). “One of the most impressive and unique voices of our time.” -- All About Jazz
>Cem Karaca
– Nem Kaldi? [Reissue/1975] CD/LP (Pharaway Sounds)
Cem Karaca announces his intent to slay all enemies of Istanbul’s leftist counterculture with stompin’ prog keyboards. 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. 1975’s
Nem Kaldi? gathers more ‘60s-’70s singles that lead the listener through Karaca’s own musical history, skipping across various collaborations. Sink deeper into the intrigue both musical and otherwise as fractious personnel changes and real-life assassins multiply, yet the double-time drums and badass synthesizer schwings pound on.
>Kayo Dot
– Coffins On Io CD (The Flenser)
Led by founding member Toby Driver (Secret Chiefs 3), Kayo Dot emerged in 2002 from the ashes of Boston, MA, metal group Maudlin Of The Well. Since then, Driver has led Kayo Dot through lineup changes and stylistic shifts: from traditional metal, to atmospheric, avant-garde metal; and now with their new album Coffins on Io, to the bats-in-your-belfry hard rock of Sisters Of Mercy intersecting with Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, Scritti Politti and early Roxy Music. Vinyl version due October 21.

>Kele
- Trick CD/LP (Lilac/Kobalt)
“Based off the strength of Kele Okereke’s first two singles – ‘Coasting’ and ‘Doubt’ – in anticipation of
Trick, his sophomore solo outing apart from his boys in Bloc Party, one could surmise that Kele has been doing a wonderful job keeping up-to-date with the trends in the UK’s ever-evolving club scene. Trick, with its Burial-like tendencies and progressive electronic motifs, already seems like it blows away 2010’s The Boxer.” – Pretty Much Amazing
>Kindness
– Otherness CD/LP (Female Energy/Mom + Pop)
The second full-length solo release for Adam Bainbridge features guest appearances from Ade, Devonté Hynes, Kelela, M.Anifest, Robyn, and Tawiah. “Bainbridge reveals himself here not as an exhaustingly pseudy hipster but rather a songwriter of singular depth and emotion.” – Q Magazine

>KMFDM
– Our Time Will Come CD/LP (Metropolis)
KMFDM has always been able to bend the lines between techno innovation, punk snarl, and metal aggression, and now dance beats and crunching guitars will carry you through the manifesto that is
Our Time Will Come.
>Jennifer Knapp
– Set Me Free CD (Righteous Babe)
While her transition away from Christian music and public coming out as a lesbian have made her a lightning rod for controversy,
Set Me Free is a mainstream folk-rock album full not of anger but of love, with intimate arrangements providing the backdrop for stories of romance, friendship, and faith.
>Mary Lambert
– Heart On My Sleeve CD (Capitol)
New album from the singer/songwriter best known for composing and singing the hook on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' marriage equality anthem “Same Love.” Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.

>Last Ex
- Last Ex CD/LP+MP3 (Constellation)
Last Ex is a new instrumental rock ensemble led by Simon Trottier and Olivier Fairfield, long active in Quebec's experimental/punk scene, though perhaps best known as core members of Timber Timbre, which spawned the Last Ex project. With its combination of assured lyricism, cinematic guitars, dusky analog atmospherics and taut percussion, this is an instrumental rock album of superb compositional and melodic sensibility, balancing expressiveness and restraint, atmosphere and detail, bound by a highly original approach to production.

>The Legendary Pink Dots
– Asylum [Reissue/1985] CD (Jnana)
Digitally remastered edition of the post-apocalyptic goth band’s 1985 album includes one bonus track. The CD comes in a gatefold card sleeve with an eight-page booklet featuring new liner notes by Edward Ka-Spel as well as the only two photos of the group's first lineup.

>Little Big League
- Tropical Jinx CD/LP (Run For Cover)
From the very start of Little Big League’s LP
Tropical Jinx, it’s clear that there is nothing little about the band or their second full-length album. In fact, there is an unmistakable depth in these ten indie rock gems that makes each song fulfilling in a dozen different ways. The brutally honest lyrics of guitarist/vocalist Michelle Zauner are one of the album’s undeniable high points: The confessions and confrontations about dealing with family life, relationships and personal failures are both relatable and cathartic.
>Locust
– After The Rain CD/LP (Editions Mego)
Mark Van Hoen and Louis Sherman step away from the abstracted forms of previous works, presenting a more melodic/harmonic proposition.

>Christian Lopez Band
– Pilot CD (Blaster)
With one foot planted in the folksy, fiery twang of modern-day Americana and the other inching toward the rootsy rock & roll of early Sun Records hits, Christian Lopez is the sort of singer/songwriter who builds a bridge between the new and the old…and places his own music directly in the middle.

>Raul Malo
– Around The World Live CD (Fantasy)
Live album from the acclaimed singer/songwriter and former frontman for The Mavericks. The concert features Raul supported by an orchestra.

>Loscil/Fieldhead
– Fury & Hecla CD (Gizeh)
Although not a collaboration in the strictest sense, sounds were shared by each artist, allowing for a sort of aural infusion between the compositions.

>Rob Mazurek
– Return Of The Tides CD/2xLP (Cuneiform)
Chicago-based composer, improviser and multi-media artist Rob Mazurek has drawn inspiration from a multitude of audio and visual styles and sources over the past three decades. Augmenting his cornet playing with computer programming, electronics and an assortment of keyboards, Mazurek's broad electro-acoustic palette defies simple categorization.

>Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
– Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness CD (10 Spot/Vanguard)
Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness is the latest project from the Jack's Mannequin/Something Corporate leader. Features the single "Cecilia And The Satellite." Vinyl version due November 4.

>Meatbodies
- Meatbodies CD/LP (In the Red)
Debut from this band lead by Chad Ubovich of Fuzz and Mikal Cronin's band. Loud, fast, wild - you've heard this all before but you haven't because the Meatbodies are brand new and they're going to dominate your eyes and ears and give you a bangover like you've never had before. While both of his other bands have kept him busy over the past few years, his mind was always on his own songs.

>Meiko
– Dear You CD (Fantasy)
The third full-length album from the famed singer/songwriter Meiko takes on a decidedly darker tone than her previous outings, creating a sparse soundscape that beautifully underscores her highly confessional tone and uniquely personal vocals.

>The Melvins
- Hold It In CD (Ipecac)
Hold It In is The Melvins’ first studio album as a quartet since 2010's The Bride Screams Murder. Joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover for the 12-song outing are Butthole Surfers' guitar player Paul Leary and bass player JD Pinkus. “Hold It In is a refreshing piece of fiction in a boring world of fact and bullsh*t” said Osborne. “Paul is one of the best guitar players I have ever heard and Pinkus has an outside the box type of approach to both guitar and bass that you just have to let it ride. I can't believe this actually happened. I'm thrilled.”
>Menace Ruine
– Venus Armata CD (Profound Lore)
Fifth album from the Canadian dark ambient/experimental duo.
Venus Armata is a trance-inducing mix of martial ambient, industrial, noise, classic goth, and neo-folk. Recommended for fans of Death In June, Prurient, Haxan Cloak, Pharmakon, The Body.
>Hailu Mergia And The Walias
– Tche Belew [Reissue/1977] CD/LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
The acclaimed and highly sought-after LP by Hailu Mergia And The Walias,
Tche Belew, an album of instrumentals released in 1977, is perhaps the most seminal recording released in the aftermath of the 1974 revolution. The story of the Walias band is a critical chapter in Ethiopian popular music, taking place during a period of music industry flux and political complexity in the country. Hailu Mergia, a keyboardist and arranger diligently working the nightclub scene in Addis Ababa, formed the Walias in the early 1970s with a core group of musicians assembled from prior working bands.
>Milky Chance
– Sadnecessary CD/LP+MP3 (Republic)
Recently released on vinyl – now available on CD. 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.”

>Kevin Morby
- Still Life CD/LP+MP3 (Woodsist)
Still Life is the second solo album from Woods/Babies member Kevin Morby. The album's title has several meanings. On the surface, it refers to Morby's change in lifestyle that came with moving to Los Angeles from New York in August of 2013. But he also admits that the title is ironic. The songs were written during yet another period of tour and travel for Morby, as he spent almost all of 2013 on the road with Woods (with whom Morby parted ways amicably last year), The Babies (who are currently on hiatus) and as a solo artist. The album reflects both this time in transit and the quiet confines of his new home in Montecito Heights.
>Museum Of Love
– Museum Of Love CD/LP (DFA)
Museum Of Love is the musical project of Pat Mahoney (founding member of LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany (Jee Day). Longtime friends in New York, McNany and Mahoney found a similar sensibility and a shared vocabulary for interpreting surroundings, something that began with their remix of “Battles My Machines” featuring Gary Numan and extended into their creation of a full-length record together.

>Nico & Vinz
– Black Star Elephant CD (WB)
Debut album from the African-Norwegian duo. Nico & Vinz are the artists behind “Am I Wrong,” the uplifting keep-on-dreaming song that went to #1 in multiple countries.
Black Star Elephant features 13 tracks and seven interludes that pay homage to their parents' nationalities.
>Obliterations
– Poison Everything CD/LP (Southern Lord)
Comprised of current and ex-members of Black Mountain, Saviours and Night Horse, Obliterations deliver a blazing blend of Poison Idea, Discharge, and Black Flag, set to a live show that willfully incites and encourages one’s aggressive tendencies to shine.

>Occultation
– Silence In The Ancestral House CD (Profound Lore)
Featuring Negative Plane guitarist E.M., Occultation crafts one of the strangest and most distinct sounds in dark metal today. With a distinct mix of prog, classic metal and '80s goth, the Brooklyn, NY, trio's sound is singular and intriguing.

>OK Go
- Hungry Ghosts CD/LP (BMG Rights Management)
OK Go's fourth full-length LP in a 15-year career encompassing viral videos, Muppet collaborations, Grammys and a break-up with their major label, is a DIY release made with longtime cohort Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT, Weezer) and new producer Tony Hoffer (Phoenix, Beck). “This exuberant musical foursome has spent years honing their unique concoction of creative fantasy sounds, mixing quick-witted lyricism with playful melodies,” says Kick Kick Snare.

>onYou
– Ultimatum Photon A Sole CD/LP (Captcha)
Ultimatum Phonton A Sole is a very heady, ethereal and tribal record that veers to the darkside with mantric vocals, heavy guitar shredding and dual drumming. Skillfully traversing a massive ascent to the peak of the aside, summiting this album features onYou at the top of their game. Heads will tremble when this batch of psych gets mainlined.
>Ozzy Osbourne
- Memoirs Of A Madman CD/2xLP (Epic/Legacy)
Memoirs Of A Madman serves as a career-spanning compilation and features 17 of Osbourne's greatest hits, remastered. Stand alone double-DVD version also available. (Vinyl version is available on HQ-180gm black wax, and as a picture-disc.)
>Shuggie Otis
– Live In Williamsburg CD (Cleopatra)
The first ever live album from the great R&B/blues guitar legend Shuggie Otis, recorded just last year at The Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York on Shuggie's extremely well-received comeback tour.

>Erlend Øye
– Legao CD/LP (Bubbles)
New solo album from the Kings Of Convenience, Whitest Boy Alive member. Arranged and recorded with Icelandic reggae band Hjálmar.

>Pharmakon
– Bestial Burden CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
A harrowing collection of deeply personal industrial noise tracks, each one brimming with struggle and weighted with the intensity of Margaret Chardiet’s internal conflict.

>Pig Destroyer
- Mass & Volume CDEP (Relapse)
Two epic songs of crushing misanthropic doom recorded during the final hours of the
Phantom Limb (2007) sessions.
>Angaleena Presley
– American Middle Class CD (Thirty Tigers)
If there's a pedigree for a modern country music star, then Angaleena Presley fits all of the criteria: a coal miner's daughter; native Beauty, Kentucky; a direct descendent of the original feuding McCoy's; a one-time single mother; a graduate of both the school of hard knocks and college; a former cashier at both Wal-Mart and Winn-Dixie. Perhaps best of all the member of Platinum-selling Pistol Annies (with Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe) says she “doesn't know how to not tell the truth.” Awesome.

>The Primitives
– Spin-O-Rama CD/LP (Elefant Spain)
New album from the classic British guitar pop band. Time hasn't passed for this group, whose sound is just as fresh as ever and whose contagious melodies take us back to the end of the '80s and beginning of the '90s.

>Revocation
– Deathless CD/LP (Metal Blade)
New album from the Bostonian thrashers.

>Rings Of Saturn
– Lugal Ki En CD/LP (Unique Leader)
New album from Bay Area technical death metallers and self-proclaimed masters of “aliencore.”

>Rosetta
– Flies To Flame CD (Translation Loss)
New opus from Philadelphia's reigning astral-kings of space-rock-metal.

>Sanctuary
– The Year The Sun Died CD/LP (Century Media)
Sanctuary offered something fresh sounding in the muddled world of ‘80s thrash. Almost 25 years later, they pick up where they left off, progressing and pushing the boundaries of metal.

>Scar Symmetry
– Singularity (Phase 1: Neo Humanity) CD (Nuclear Blast America)
The first part of a concept album trilogy from the Swedish melodic death metal band.

>Bob Seger
– Ride Out CD/LP (Capitol)
New album from Mr. Robert Clark Seger. “I feel really good about this record,” says Seger. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.

>Set It Off
– Duality CD (Equal Vision)
Set It Off displays a more refined pop sound on
Duality, offering the perfect blend of bright sing-alongs, inspiring anthems, and sinister breakup ballads.
>Stars
– No One Is Lost CD/2xLP (ATO)
“Whether playing string-infused melancholia or insistent dance-floor fodder, Stars' members infuse their songs with the weariness and wisdom of someone who understands the realities behind our worst fears. Knowledge of death and disappointment and war lies barely concealed beneath even the most effervescent exterior of a Stars song. Still, there's brightness — even cheer — to
No One Is Lost, the Montreal band's seventh album. Stars recorded it within earshot of a since-closed discotheque, and it shows: Singers Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell are both uniquely skilled at interrogating the loneliness that can fuel even the most raucous nightlife pursuits” – NPR. (Vinyl version pressed on neon color wax.)
>The Swon Brothers
– The Swon Brothers CD (Sony Nashville)
Honored with the Rising Star award by the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame, the Muskogee, OK, natives first hit the national radar charming fans with their incredible sibling harmonies and fun-loving personalities as finalists on Team Blake in Season 4 of NBC's
The Voice.
>Today Is The Day
– Animal Mother CD/LP (Southern Lord)
For two-and-a-half decades, TITD has woven Steve Austin's prophetic observations and noise-soaked chaos through a psychedelic, unique and unmatched battery of heavy styles.

>Useless Eaters
– Bleeding Moon CD (Castle Face)
Seth Sutton has been ripping the shit out of terse Telecaster-sharp riffs and Devo-indebted angular rhythms with Useless Eaters since the dude was 18 years old. A young protégé of Jay Reatard, Sutton's home-fried concoctions are sharp, corrosive mini-masterpieces that drive you to flick cigarettes and push strangers. Psycho-sexual, serrated vocals; thin, acidic guitars; rubbery bass and hot-to-tape traps lather the whole disc. Vinyl version due October 27.

>U2
– Songs Of Innocence CD/2xCD/2xLP (Island)
A kind of musical autobiography, the eleven new songs chart their earliest influences from ‘70s rock and punk to early ‘80s electronica and soul.
Songs Of Innocence was recorded in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles and is produced by Danger Mouse, along with Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood. The album closes with “The Troubles” featuring the distinctive vocals of Swedish indie singer-songwriter Lykke Li. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a five-track bonus CD. Vinyl version features the album across three sides of white wax with the bonus cut “Sleep Like A Baby Tonight (Alternative Perspective Mix By Tchad Blake)” on Side D.
>Various Artists
- American Avant-Garde in the 20th Century 2xCD (LTM)
Commencing with early pioneers Charles Ives and George Antheil (including the celebrated, Futuristic Ballet Mechanique of 1924), this chronological double disc collection also includes pieces by emigre arrivals in the New World such as Leo Ornstein, Dane Rudhyar and Edgard Varese, as well homegrown composers including Henry Cowell, Carl Ruggles and Roger Sessions.

>Volunteer
– Goner 10” (Forge Again)
Former members of Traitors, Forstella Ford, Gasoline Fight. RIYL: Unsane, The Melvins, Young Widow, Helmet, Jesus Lizard.

>Walter TV
– Appetite CD/LP (Sinderlyn)
The debut from Mac DeMarco’s back up band is full of outer space frenetic sounds.

>We Were Promised Jetpacks
– Unraveling CD/LP (FatCat)
Brimming with emotion and passion, this musically strong and assured album sees the unique and identifiable Jetpacks sound now grown and fully galvanized. Many of the lyrics within conjure the notion of a conflicted protagonist struggling to keep their life on course, while battling a creeping sense of uncertainty and impending doom.
Unravelling is a captivating ride of tense excitement, pounding rhythm, huge walls of cavernous guitar and hyperborean beauty, all kept in check by the band’s gifted song writing skills.
>Wild Beasts
- Present Tense [Special Edition] 2xCD (Domino)
This special edition of Wild Beasts’ latest album
Present Tense comes with a nine-track bonus disc of remixes, including the previously shared ones from The Field and Lone. Gleaming and sparkling with the most intense of 1980s and 1990s electronic sound rethought and retooled with exquisite detail for the 21st century, Present Tense doesn't sound like any boys-with-guitars band you've ever heard.
>Jen Wood
- Wilderness CD/LP (New Granada/Radar Light)
Wilderness, the new album from indie songstress Jen Wood, is a powerful collection of 10 piano-based pop songs that showcase a refreshingly bolder and more vibrant voice, one that hasn’t been heard on her previous albums. Wilderness is rich in swells of beautiful soundscapes, gritty electronic melodies, and a haunting timbre that slowly moves throughout. “Lead single ‘Run With The Wild Ones’ is a sweeping, shoot-for-the-rafters sort of song that smartly blends electronic and organic elements in a way that reminds me of Band Of Horses gone chiptune. All that bombast is in service of Wood’s sentimental story about embracing a lifestyle that once seemed compatible with her feminist background. ” – Stereogum


DVDs + Blu-ray:
>Lamb Of God
– As The Palaces Burn 2xDVD (Epic)
As The Palaces Burn is a feature- length documentary that originally sought to follow Lamb Of God and their fans throughout the world, to demonstrate how music ties us together when we can't find any other common bond. However, during the filming process in 2012, the story abruptly took a dramatic turn, bringing the band into a Kafkaesque nightmare, when lead singer Randy Blythe was arrested on charges of manslaughter, blamed for the death of one of their young fans in the Czech Republic.
>Ozzy Osbourne
– Memoirs Of A Madman 2xDVD (Epic/Legacy)
Memoirs Of A Madman is a definitive visual double-disc DVD that includes classic music videos along with unreleased and out-of-print live performances, plus interviews from his solo career and more. 270 minutes.

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Lydia Ainsworth
– Right From Real LP (Artutus)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "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

>Astral Social Club
– Fountain Transmitter Medications LP+CD (VHF)
A boggling and super-fun 100+ minutes from Neil Campbell’s project delivers the head-on collision of classic UK electronic styles, electric grit and the future.

>Ausmuteants
- Order Of Operation LP (Goner)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
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”).
>A Winged Victory For The Sullen
– Atmos 2xLP (Kranky)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. A Winged Victory For The Sullen’s second full-length album sees the duo introduce flurries of electronics, harp and modular synthesizers to their sound in the follow up to the 2011 self-titled album. Composed for Wayne McGregor's Random Dance Company (UK), which provided them with the inspiration to expand their sound palette into more electronic territory, whilst keeping their signature chamber sound, resulting in a very unique release. “An immersive, & inevitably cinematic, ambient gem.” -- Mojo

>Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
– Cheek To Cheek LP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
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.
>James Brown
– Love Power Peace 3xLP (Sundazed)
James Brown’s magnum opus
Love Power Peace is the sound of the Godfather and his youngblood J.B.’s (including Bootsy and Catfish Collins) electrifying a crazed Parisian audience on March 8, 1971. Sequenced and mixed by Brown himself for a planned triple album, the set was shelved when key band members departed before it could be issued. Here, for the first time, are the sides as intended, exactly as delivered by James Brown Productions to his label in 1971—a triple-LP set with each disc mastered from the original mixdown reels.
>Otis Brown III
– The Thought Of You 2xLP (Blue Note)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Drummer Otis Brown III – an invaluable sideman with the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Terence Blanchard, Somi, and others – makes his debut.

>Bugskull
– Collapsed View LP (Digitalis)
A whimsical summer excursion through jaded forests and crystalline tides, mutating gamelan-esque electronics into an ocean-side romp.

>Cages
– Vivipary LP (Black Dots)
Cages has existed in one form or another for a decade, growing into a cohesive and undefinable act. “Avant-garde post-noise” or “experimental neo-folk,” we're not so sure. In lieu of descriptive precision, this music that verges on unclassifiable. Recorded in 2012 and lying dormant until now,
Vivipary is the band's defining output to date. As instrumentally alluring as it is aggressive, vocally haunting, and engaging, this record is an all-consuming listening experience.
>Cancers
– Fatten The Leeches LP (Dead Broke)
Debut album from this alt-rock band featuring former members of Unfun and Dead Dog.
Fatten The Leeches was produced by Jack Endino.
>Stelvio Cipriani
– Concorde Affaire ’79 2xLP (Vombis)
Stelvio Cipriani’s soundtrack for Ruggero Deodato's
Concorde Affaire '79 is a masterpiece, bringing together many diverse styles that the maestro perfected at his prime: propulsive motorik disco funk, epic soaring strings, smooth tropical jazz, ominous atmospheric industrial synthscapes, and more. This limited edition replicates the rare original Japanese release and adds a second LP with 15 bonus tracks, creating a complete and definitive release of Cipriani's finest hour.
>Civilized
– Dust And Blood 7” (Youth Attack)
Denver straightedge hardcore band Civilized react violently to their environment with an all-out assault on their eight-song debut EP. This is bare bones hardcore delivered at its highest intensity, with singer Zach Reini’s ferocious delivery leading the offensive in a tour de force of rage and revenge. Those familiar with their
Negative Reflection Demo will take note of their amped up aggression and now masterful execution of riffs, breakdowns, and tempo shifts that heretofore stand unparalleled. White vinyl.
>Matthew Collings
– Silence Is A Rhythm Too [2013] LP+MP3 (Denovali)
Matthew Collings – Splintered Instruments LP+MP3 (Denovali)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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. HQ-180gm.

>Dilly Dally
- Candy Mountain b/w Green 7" (Fat Possum)
“Toronto four-piece Dilly Dally make grungy, aggressive music with accessible but not quite polished melodies, and are led by Katie Monks, a captivating frontwoman who paradoxically sounds both unhinged and lethargic as she slurs and haphazardly throws her voice around.” – Consequence Of Sound

>Dasher
– Soviet 7” (Suicide Squeeze)
The primitive urgency of early punk certainly pulses throughout Dasher’s catalog, as the deliberate squall of basement hardcore permeates throughout their latest offering.

>Death
– Symbolic LP (Metal Blade)
Vinyl repress of Death’s 1995 album (which was only in-print on wax for a short time in 2007).

>Dr. Octagon
- Dr. Octagonecologyst [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Geffen)
Dr. Octagonecologyst is the debut solo album of rapper Keith Thornton who is also known by his aliases as Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Black Elvis, Dr. Ultra, Crazy Lou, Poppa Large and Kool Keith. Dr. Octagonecologyst introduces the character of Dr. Octagon, a homicidal, extraterrestrial, time-traveling gynecologist and surgeon. It's hard to exaggerate the role that Dr. Octagon played in revitalizing underground hip-hop.
>Erase Errata
– Lost Weekend LP (Under The Sun)
New reunion album from post-punk experimentalists (who have past releases on Blast First, Kill Rock Stars).

>Eternal Tapestry
– Guru Overload LP+MP3 (Oaken Palace)
The Portland-based psych boulangers dedicate their full-length to the orangutan, with all profits donated to The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. Mastered by James Plotkin, recorded in a private cabin deep in the woods,
Guru Overload strikes a balance between the freaked-out A World Out Of Time and the more laid-back Dawn In 2 Dimensions. The smooth flow combines exotic and new sounds with the best of krautrock and psychedelia. Red vinyl.
>J Fernandez
- Memorize Now 12” (Atelier Ciseaux)
“We’ve already heard singles ‘Cosmic Was’ and ‘Close Your Eyes’ in all their hazy splendor. Chicago baroque pop experimentalist J Fernandez is ready to unveil his new
Memorize Now EP in its entirety. The jazzy, psychedelic six-song set feels like a winding voyage around an introvert’s wild imagination, tracing a series of looping pathways colored in many muted shades.” – Stereogum
>Fistula
– Vermin Prolificus LP (To Live A Lie)
Fistula plays evil, down-tuned sludge metal in the vein of 16 and Cattle Press and have remained active for 15+ years.

>Stevie Floyd/Aerial Ruin
– Split/Collaboration LP (Devout)
“Stevie Flyod of Dark Castle and Taurus collaborates with Erik Moggridge aka Aerial Ruin) of Old Grandad, Drift On A Curse and thrash metal band Epidemic. The music that they manage to conjure in this release has a distinctive ambient nature. On one hand Stevie Floyd is offering the more experimental vibe on her songs, relying on minimalistic structures and haunting atmospheres, while the Aerial Ruin tracks seem to be existing within the melancholic acoustic territory.”—Cvlt Nation

>Function/Vatican Shadow
– Games Have Rules 2xLP (Hospital Productions)
Function and Vatican Shadow have combined forces on
Games Have Rules for Hospital Productions, simultaneously stripping back each producer's more prevalent production elements—the dancefloor-focused techno structures of Function; the experimental cassette-roots of Vatican Shadow—to create an album of dynamic electronic ambient music, equal parts rhythmic and atmospheric.
>Gang Starr
– Daily Operation [Reissue/1992] LP (Virgin)
Guru continued to deliver intellectual hardcore, mixing deft rhymes with serious beatology while Premier mines the jazz vaults, uncovering some seriously dusty grooves, with which he concocts some of the best minimalist hip-hop to ever be committed to wax. This LP is part of the ''Respect The Classics'' vinyl reissue series tribute to many of hip-hop's finest. Packaged with a 3D lenticular cover treatment, giving the timeless cover art multiple layers of depth.

>Generacion Suicida
- Generacion Suicida LP (Going Underground)
Second 12" from Generacion Suicida. “This time around the group (from South Central, not East L.A.) brings nine tracks of their sound. This is their sound, not some knock off, not some imitation, not a homage or retro dress up party... this is what the group does best. I'll save any boring comparisons and you save yours. Jam it up super and see.”

>Girls At Our Best
– Pleasure [Reissue/1981] LP+12” (Optic Nerve)
Girls At Our Best were one of the finest, most life affirming of a new breed of independent bands who cropped up at the turn of the '80s. Long-standing fan John Peel once referred to them as one of the few groups that made the period bearable. Limited double transparent yellow with pink red and blue splatter vinyl.

>Guerilla Toss
– 367 Equalizer LP (Feeding Tube)
367 Equalizer is a one-sided slab of belligerent art damage. The feel of this session is more tempered than that of their wigglesome debut LP, Jeffrey Johnson (as well as their second LP, which shall go nameless). The discordian elements of post-no-wave edge and Brooklyn basement glue party remain, but some of the looser jags have been hauled in and buffed like a fine pair of loafers. This is still definitely the sound of young people, but not in a way that grates on my old man's sensibilities.
>The Gun Club
– Mother Juno [Reissue/1987] LP (Bang)
The Gun Club's album
Mother Juno has been remastered for a couple of CD reissues over the years, but it hasn't been pressed on vinyl since its original release in 1987. Recorded in Berlin, the album was produced by Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins. This remastered pressing includes the bonus cuts "Crab Dance" and "Nobody's City," which appeared on a 2005 CD reissue but weren't on the original vinyl edition.
>Jimi Hendrix
– Rainbow Bridge (Original Motion Picture Sound Track) [Reissue/1971] LP (Sony Legacy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In late 1971,
Rainbow Bridge premiered signature classics such as “Dolly Dagger” and further outlined the exciting new creative direction in which Hendrix had steered his music. The album was compiled and mixed by Hendrix’s longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and drummer Mitch Mitchell (with assistance on Rainbow Bridge from fellow Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen).
>Institute
- Salt 12” (Sacred Bones)
Institute stands at the center of a thriving punk scene in Austin, TX, and Sacred Bones Records proud to be releasing their Salt EP. We fell in love with this band as soon as we heard those early anarcho punk influenced demos, and then saw a blistering set from them in their hometown earlier this year. The
Salt EP is as sharp as the band’s earlier work but suggests longer, more experimental forms and a more incisive lyrical perspective, dealing with topics from existentialism to Brown’s experience as a closeted youth.
>Iron Maiden
– Iron Maiden [Reissue/1980] LP (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Women In Uniform b/w Invasion [Reissue/1980] 7” (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Sanctuary [Reissue/1980] 7” (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Purgatory [Reissue/1981] 7” (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Killers [Reissue/1981] LP (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Twilight Zone b/w Wraithchild [Reissue/1981] 7” (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast [Reissue/1982] LP (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills b/w Total Eclipse [Reissue/1982] 7” (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast b/w Remember Tomorrow (Live) [Reissue/1982] 7” (Sanctuary)
First batch of HQ-180gm black vinyl reissues of the first eight Iron Maiden albums along with the 7” inch singles of each respective album. More due October 27.

>Ivy
– Ivy 12” (Katorga Works)
Delivering on the lo-fi promise of their demo, NYC's Ivy presents their debut 12", a cleaner and fuller representation of their brand of off-kilter hardcore punk that, no matter how hard they try to play it by-the-books, ends up being terribly unique and truly amazing.

>The Jazz Epistles
– Verse 1+ [Reissue/1960] LP (Adventures In Sound)
A collection of super-rare South African jazz. Includes selections from the
Verse 1 album as well as other rare tracks recorded in 1959-1960.
>Kikagaku Moyo
– Kikagaku Moyo [2013] LP (Captcha)
Kikagaku Moyo – Mammatus Clouds [2014] LP (Captcha)
The name means Geometric Patterns in Japanese. This Tokyo band started channeling the spirits of the Japanese psychedelic underground in the summer of 2012, quickly developing the sound of ‘60s psychedelia to a breathtaking degree. Their debut album exerts an elemental power. Enlivening their sound with sitars, percussive drums, theremins, wind instruments and ethereal vocals, the band manages to sound powerfully spacious and lazily serene all at once. If you’ve dug bands like Amon Düül, Ghost, Can and the Flower Traveling Band, you should take a chance on Kikagaku Moyo. Pressed on splatter vinyl with 350gm foil stamped, reverse board jackets.

>Freddy King
– Bossa Nova & Blues [Reissue/1963] LP (Sundazed)
One of the Three Kings of blues guitar along with B.B. and Albert, Texas-born Freddy (Freddie) King influenced everyone from Eric Clapton and Peter Green in the UK to Jerry Garcia and Stevie Ray Vaughan in the States.

>Kivel And Woulfe
– Kive And Woulfe 12”+MP3 (Apollonian Sound)
Split 12” between Matt Kivel and Tim Woulfe. Four songs from Matt, three from Tim—all seven on the ambient/psychedelic edge of a knife.

>Krill/LVL UP/Ovlov/Radiator Hospital
– Four-Way Split 7" (Double Double Whammy/Exploding In Sound)
A fatal-four way of gratifyingly noisy and fervid US slacker-rock.

>LCD Soundsystem
– This Is Happening [Reissue/2010] 2xLP (DFA)
LCD Soundsystem’s third album is back in print on vinyl. Musically inspired by late 1970's David Bowie,
This Is Happening also has artwork that directly references Bowie's classic 1979 album Lodger.
>Low Culture/Needles/ /Pins
– Split 7” (Dirtnap)
Two great DIY punk bands together for an amazing split.

>Manateees
– Sit N Spin LP (Pelican Pow Wow)
Dark times call for dark music. Manateees are one of the most menacing punk bands around. And, their long-awaited debut LP is a brooding, nasty, desperate masterpiece. Manateees lay waste to all sunshine pop and “post-punk” with track after track of rage. This record is a nasty, cruel journey into distain. Loud, proud and mean as sh*t (except for the track about being bathed by owls, which is charming). Previous releases on Goner, Tic Tac Totally, Total Punk and Jackshack. “Like a roll of quarters to the face.”—Maximumrock’n’roll

>Mogwai
– 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
>Murmers
– Bound LP (Dead Broke)
First official full length from members of Snuggle, Pipsqueak, No Hi-Fives To Bullsh*t, Black Hole Of Calcutta, Makai, Transient, and others. Mastered by Dave Edwardson of Neurosis.

>Ora Iso
– Bathcat LP (Ba Da Bing!)
Glorious noise by an Indonesian expat and a Modra guitarist, who traverse abstraction, melody, and fragmentation.

>Poison Girls
– Hex [Reissue/1979] 12” (Water Wing)
Poison Girls – Chappaquiddick Bridge [Reissue/1980] LP+7” (Water Wing)
Vinyl reissue of the first two releases by Poison Girls, originally released on Crass Records in in 1979 and 1980, recorded by Penny Rimbaud and John Loder. Spat out of the belly of the UK punk scene, the Poison Girls and Crass played 100 shows together in the span of three years, bonding on a conceptual and artistic approach to punk. A truly original debut LP ,
Chappaquiddick Bridge comes with a one-sided 7” single containing the anthem “Statement.”
>Porches
- Prism b/w Forgive 7" (Terrible)
“Porches is Aaron Maine, a New York resident who makes spindly, idiosyncratic homemade pop music and who’s been putting out a steady stream of smaller releases for a minute now. He’s now linked up with Terrible Records, the label that Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor co-founded, to release two new songs on a 7” single. The A-side, ‘Prism,’ is a slippery and insinuating synthpop jam.” – Stereogum

>Riff Raff
– Neon Icon 2xLP (Mad Decent)
Released early last summer on CD – now available on vinyl.
Neon Icon is Riff Raff's long awaited 2014 debut album through Diplo's label, Mad Decent. He's been setting it up for two years. The album features collaborations with Mac Miller, Childish Gambino, Wiz Khalifa and many others.
>John Schooley & Walter Daniels
– Dead Mall Blues LP (12xU)
Walter Daniels and John Schooley have been shadowy figures in the rock & roll underground for a combined forty years. Daniels was mixing blues with punk rock as far back as 1992 with Austin, Texas combo Jack O’ Fire, alongside the Big Boys' Tim Kerr. Schooley’s first release as a one man band was a lo-fi cassette recording released on 45 by Goner Records in 1996. Both have been mixing blues and roots music with punk rock and noise ever since. Schooley’s first band The Revelators toured with the now-legendary Oblivians, while Daniels recorded with that same Memphis trio on the Melissa's
Garage Revisited LP.
>Slant 6
– Soda Pop Rip Off [Reissue/1993] LP+MP3 (Dischord)
Vinyl reissue of debut full-length from 1993. Red vinyl with download (includes the three songs from the “What Kind Of Monster Are You” single).

>Chris Smith
– Bad Orchestra [2007] LP (Hermit Hut)
Vinyl reissue of Chris Smith’s 2007 album. A maelstrom of expansive guitar abstractions, sound collage and full-out rocking.

>The Smoke Clears
– Listen [2013] LP (Further)
Smoke Clears is the new alias of Irish producer John Daly. The glistening IDM of "Star Shine" could be an outtake from Aphex Twin's
Selected Ambient Works 1985-1992 (it's that gorgeous). The beautifully hoarfrost-y "Trace" evokes Seefeel's forays into fusing shoegaze atmospheres with abstract electronic beat matrices.
>Sonic Avenues
– Sonic Avenues [Reissue/2009] LP (Dead Broke)
Deluxe edition remastered reissue of Sonic Avenues full length that's been out of circulation since 2009. Includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks, available only with the LP. The band fembers of several Canadian punk/garage acts such as The Steve Adamyk Band and others.

>The Stranger
– Bleaklow [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (History Always Favors The Winners)
James Kirby (aka Leyland Kirby/V/Vm/The Caretaker) may be a man of many aliases, disguises, and shadows, but none is as overtly apocalyptic as The Stranger. This remastered vinyl edition of his 2008 album
Bleaklow features new artwork by Ivan Seal (who has contributed his singular/unique and deceptively simplistic work to the majority of HAFTW releases).
>Joe Jack Talcum
– Home Recordings: 1993-99 LP/Cassette (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
For most people the idea of an intimate evening with Joe Jack Talcum playing songs in their living room sounds terrifying given the reputation of his better-known band The Dead Milkmen, but the appearance in 2011 of
Home Recordings: 1984-90 revealed a sadder, more intimate side to a songwriter better known for his sense of humor. If that volume worked a kind of ‘Daniel Johnston-esqe’ vein, Home Recordings: 1993-99 contains a cosmos of emotion—from funeral marches to raveups, irreverence to lament—sometimes even in the same song.
>Taurus
– Life [2012] LP (Devout)
Taurus – No/Thing LP (Devout)
From Portland, Oregon come the ethereal vibrations of Taurus and their 2012 debut
Life, an abstractly painted soundscape that can be summed up as subsonic doom metal heavily mixed with psychedelia and drone. No/Thing will also take you on a nightmarish doom/drone audio roller coaster of a journey. Paranoid screams and black mass rumblings will seep through you cranium delivering chilling avant doom/terrorscapes of suffering, agony and torment but where there is torment there is tranquility and No/Thing is a well balanced album exploring both aspects with each track blending together seamlessly.
>The Terminals
– Singles & Sundries LP (Ba Da Bing!)
A collection of rare '90s singles from the New Zealand-based indie act. The Terminals are smack in the center of all that is great about New Zealand music. Members of the group have connections to The Renderers, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Pin Group and Dadamah, and the list goes on from there. They bridge the gap between the free-form sprawl of their improvising peers and the melodic beauty of Flying Nun's poppiest groups. The result is a ripcord of rock that sounds vital, intense and fomenting with menace. Collected here for the first time are the singles. Released throughout the 1990s, these songs are the band's finest moments.

>Paul Thorn
– Too Blessed To Be Stressed LP (Perpetual Obscurity)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Too Blessed To Be Stressed stakes out new territory for the popular roots-rock songwriter and performer. ''In the past, I've told stories that were mostly inspired by my own life,'' the former prizefighter and literal son of a preacher man offers. ''This time, I've written ten songs that express more universal truths, and I've done it with a purpose: to make people feel good.''
>Throwing Muses
– Purgatory/Paradise 2xLP/Cassette (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Released last November on CD with an accompanying book of lyrics/essay/artwork,
Purgatory/Paradise won the band some of the best reviews of their illustrious career. Coming on the heels of Kristin Hersh’s Rat Girl, a stunning piece of literature, Purgatory/Paradise heralds a creative renaissance from one of the most unique artists in the history of rock. Hersh has always written with a cinematographer’s eye, the epitome of show & tell, and P/P is a masterpiece of detail. Sweaty and noirish, it unfolds like a film.
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Tove Lo – Queen Of The Clouds 2xLP (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.
>
United Nations – The Next Four Years LP (Temporary Residence)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Originally conceived as a frenetic side-project founded by members of Thursday, Glassjaw and Converge, United Nations membership and ideology have evolved into a full-time flagship for incendiary chaos. Their line-up overhauled to include members of acclaimed screamo group Pianos Become The Teeth, United Nations have become a perpetual lightning rod for controversy, confusion, and contempt. Blood red vinyl with black oil splatter.

>Unwound
- No Energy 3xLP (Numero Group)
As a robust rock underground got swallowed alive by the Major Label Industrial Complex, the very autonomous Unwound - Olympia, Washington's Great Noise Hope - toed the troublesome line between pay check and Check Engine light. Captured in the gaps of a ruthless touring schedule, defining fourth and fifth albums
The Future Of What and Repetition were issued in the back-to-back springs of 1995 and '96. Both find the band severing their post-hardcore roots, for gripping detours into Echoplex, kraut, D&B, and Mingus, as guided by a sun-worn copy of Book Your Own F**kin' Life.
>Ukiah Drag
– In The Reaper’s Quarters LP (Wharf Cat)
Recorded in a secularized Lutheran temple off the banks of the Hudson River, Ukiah Drag’s new LP In the
Reaper's Quarters (produced by the almighty Ben Greenberg) is a fine projection of basement rumination finding temptation in the halls of an ex-God. Straddling the church balcony, licking the scum off stained glass, crooked steeples refracting moonlight and blood…There is no erasure of the Satanic ego as the Drag moves onto new spiritual drippings.
>Various Artists
– Higher Ground 10” (Stag-O-Lee)
Eight wild and gritty gospel tunes with an R&B edge from the late '50s/early '60s. Compiled by Duke Jens-O-Matic of Jim Jam Gems fame. First in a new series. Artists include: The Voices Of Jordon, Juanita Johnson & The Gospel Tones, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Sister Wynona Carr, The Happyland Singers,The Chosen Gospel Singers, The Gospelaires, and The Swan Silvertones. Comes in a vintage-style brown 10" cover (with hole) with a screenprint in gold on the front.

>Various Artists
- Peru Bravo: Funk Soul & Psych From Peru's Radical Decade LP (Tiger’s Milk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Peru Bravo tells the whirlwind story of a culture in flux when, during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Lima boasted dozens of young bands full of ideas, spontaneous and unfazed by the instability in Peru. Featuring alternative heroes Traffic Sound and Laghonia alongside a selection of unheralded short-lived groups, Peru Bravo is a funk-fuelled ride through a radical decade.
>Various Artists
- Tav Falco’s Wild & Exotic World Of Musical Obscurities 2xLP (Stag-O-Lee)
Tav Falco, the Memphis legend (of Panther Burns fame) compiled 25 of his favorite tunes from '50s rockabilly to tangos, waltzes and other wonderful obscurities. Songs he loves, songs he covered with Panther Burns, songs that influenced him, thus shedding much light upon the music that incessantly ignites Falco's muse. Artists include: The Johnny Burnette Trio, Don Willis, Bobby Lee, Allen Page, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Jimmy Lloyd, Benny Joy, Alexander Princes, Bachicha Bianco, Anton Karas, Los Indios Tacunau, Carlos Di Sarli, Orchestra Juan D'Arienzo, Osvaldo Pugliese, Elmore James, Bobby Blue Bland, Chet Baker, Fred Buscaglione, Martin Denny, Dion & The Belmonts, Shorty Rogers, Charlie Feathers, and Alex Chilton.

>Weed Hounds
– Weed Hounds LP (Katorga)
Around five years in the making, Weed Hounds has finally completed their debut full length. This album perfectly captures their phenomenal blend of classic-era shoegaze and '90s indie-pop ala the legendary Slumberland Records. Unlike a majority of their peers at the time, Weed Hounds was able to create something far more extraordinary than the usual, tepid nu-gaze or faux-twee pop that littered the indie world.

>Whatever Brains
– SSR-63/SSR-64 2xLP (Sorry State)
The latest in a long line of grand statements reaches new levels of epic. Not a conventional double LP, this is actually two separate EPs packaged as one.
SSR-63 is a single 22-minute track spread across both sides of a 12" EP. A series of linked compositions a la Venom's "At War With Satan", SSR-63 chronicles the plight of a Russian family who lived in complete isolation in Siberia for more than 40 years. SSR-64 continues to develop the band's wide sonic palette, delivering the closest thing to pop that WB has ever created.
>Xylouris White
– Goats LP (Other Music)
Collaboration between Cretan lutenist George Zylouris and the post-punk Australian drummer Jim White (of the Dirty Three). Produced by Guy Picciotto of Fugazi,
Goats brings together these varied and inspired personalities to create something undeniably fresh and new.
>Wold
– Post Social LP (Death Of Rave)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. One of the most bizarre and polarizing musical entities in extreme music returns with their fifth and most likely final full-length album, completing the circle they started many years ago from the barren wastelands of Saskatchewan, Canada. The five elongated tracks on
Postsocial comprise some of the most intriguing work ever from blackened noise terrorists Wold. Residing on the alien fringes of the harsh black metal, noise and experimental realms, the band’s music is an intimidating yet transcendental barrage of unforgiving white noise steeped in occult and esoteric dogma.
>Zodiac
– Sonic Child LP (Prosthetic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “If you're a fan of old-school prog rock or classical metal, this is right up your alley.” – Metal Injection


Cassettes:
>Harriet Brown
- New Era (Feel So Real)
Born in the air of paradise, Harriet Brown has descended from the heavens to join in on the wild rhythms of our Lady Earth. Come partake in his entry to this new world, and witness his paradisiacal sounds and sensual vibes. Synthesizers, drum machines, guitar, and brazen vocals are unified through the mind and body of one man, generating a sound in which the past becomes the future; Harriet Brown is creating a new kind of romantic funk.

>Crayon
– Brick Factory (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Born in the sleepy college town of Bellingham, Washington and influenced by the Northwest scene that had earlier spawned Beat Happening, Crayon took the burgeoning sound of twee pop and added punk elements. Between 1991–1994 Crayon released a handful of singles and one full-length album,
Brick Factory.
>Joanna Gruesome/Trust Fund
- Trust Fund/Joanna Gruesome (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Their side of the split sees the Gruesomes (as they're affectionately known by their massive legion of Japanese fans) stretching out sonically and emotionally. “Coffee Implosion” opens with the Big Black like abrasiveness before sweetly stomping all over the room. And “Satan (Desire Edition)” an alternate version of their album closer could fill a cathedral with its spiritual emptiness. Trust Fund isn't nearly as well known, for now. But these kids bring all kinds of Flying Nun-ish mid-fi guitar pop with hints of bands like Swearin', Sourpatch, and Big Soda seeping through.

>Joe Jack Talcum
– Home Recordings: 1993-99 (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
For most people the idea of an intimate evening with Joe Jack Talcum playing songs in their living room sounds terrifying given the reputation of his better-known band The Dead Milkmen, but the appearance in 2011 of
Home Recordings: 1984-90 revealed a sadder, more intimate side to a songwriter better known for his sense of humor. If that volume worked a kind of ‘Daniel Johnston-esqe’ vein, Home Recordings: 1993-99 contains a cosmos of emotion—from funeral marches to raveups, irreverence to lament—sometimes even in the same song.
>Throwing Muses
– Purgatory/Paradise (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Released last November on CD with an accompanying book of lyrics/essay/artwork,
Purgatory/Paradise won the band some of the best reviews of their illustrious career. Coming on the heels of Kristin Hersh’s Rat Girl, a stunning piece of literature, Purgatory/Paradise heralds a creative renaissance from one of the most unique artists in the history of rock. Hersh has always written with a cinematographer’s eye, the epitome of show & tell, and P/P is a masterpiece of detail. Sweaty and nourish, it unfolds like a film.

Books:
>Rick Lopez
– The William Parker Sessionography (AUM Fidelity)
A vast microcosm of one profound jazz musician that reveals a fully illuminated macrocosm of jazz from the early 1970s clear through to June 2014. A fully annotated and generously illustrated record of practically every time that William Parker has ever played a gig, with all and every ensemble, as band member and/or/and leader.

>Noise In My Head: Voices From The Ugly Australian Underground
(HoZac)
Documents the music, songwriting, aesthetics and struggles of 50 of Australia's most innovative and significant bands and artists currently at the creative peak of their careers. Extremely personal and revealing interviews with bands like Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Royal Headache, UV Race, HTRK, and My Disco.
released 07 OCTOBER 2014
>Abbhama – Alam Raya [1978] CD/LP (Strawberry Rain)
Abbhama's lone symphonic progressive effort has been highly regarded within South East Asia for years but is just starting to open ears elsewhere. Named one of the top 100 albums of all time by Rolling Stone Indonesia,
Alam Raya was recorded in 1978 and has only been available on cassette until now. For fans of Genesis, Yes, Guruh Gypsy, ELP and Triumvirat.
>Affiance
– Blackout CD (Bullet Tooth)
Sophomore album from the Cleveland-based metal band produced by Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, Texas In July, Sirens & Sailors).

>Olli Ahvenlahti
– The Poet [Reissue/1976] CD/LP (Mr. Bong)
Digitally remastered edition of this 1976 album from the Finnish pianist, composer and conductor. Olli Ahvenlahti has been one of Finland's leading jazz artists since the '70s. The groove of his '70s dancefloor jazz made an impact on the Finnish jazz scene, and album track "Grandma's Rocking Chair" is viewed as a highlight of that era.

>Jason Aldean
– Old Boots New Dirt CD (Broken Bow)
New album from the two-time ACM Male Vocalist Of The Year. Includes the single ''Burnin It Down.''

>Alive Like Me
– Only Forever CD (Rise)
Debut album from Oregon-based alternative rock/post-hardcore band.

>Alunah
– Awakening The Forest CD (Napalm)
Third album from the English doom band.

>Arctic Monkeys
– Who The F**k Are Arctic Monkeys? [Reissue/2006] CD (Domino)
Who The F**k Are Arctic Monkeys? is a five-track EP originally recorded in 2006 and released four months after their breakout debut full length Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. It has only been available as an import since release, but it is now finally being released in the US.
>Audrey Horne
– Pure Heavy CD/2xLP+7" (Napalm)
Audrey Horne includes members of Enslaved, Gorgoroth and Sahg. Recommended for fans of Audioslave, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, and Foo Fighters. Limited digipak includes two bonus tracks. Vinyl edition features gatefold design and a 7" single.

>A Winged Victory For The Sullen
– Atmos CD/2xLP (Kranky)
A Winged Victory For The Sullen's second full-length album sees the duo introduce flurries of electronics, harp and modular synthesizers to their sound in the follow up to the 2011 self-titled album. Composed for Wayne McGregor's Random Dance Company (UK), which provided them with the inspiration to expand their sound palette into more electronic territory, whilst keeping their signature chamber sound, resulting in a very unique release. "An immersive, & inevitably cinematic, ambient gem." -- Mojo

>The Barr Brothers
– Sleeping Operator CD/2xLP (Secret City)
Sleeping Operator is meditative and explosive, exploring the far reaches of folk laced with West African influences, hypnotic modernist pulsing and beyond. While the record extends into cinematic and otherworldly territories, it maintains a campfire-like intimacy throughout. The band was joined by local neighborhood guests from Arcade Fire (Richard Reed Parry), Patrick Watson's band, The Luyas, Bassekou Kouyate's band and Little Scream along the way. Known for their unique orchestrations, The Barr Brothers used a plethora of instruments to embellish this album including a variety of horns, marimba, ngoni (West African stringed instrument), an instrument made by a fan called a cardboardium, hammered dulcimer, and pedal steel to make a sound that is sui generis.
>Bass Drum Of Death
– Rip This CD/LP (Innovative Leisure)
Rip This retains BDoD's trademark sorry-for-partyin swagger while scrapping the crackling hiss and lo-fi fuzz. The result is a record that still relies on an obliterating attack of heavy guitars, danceable hooks, and kinetic drumming, but will appeal as much to Kiss fans as the music freaks and geeks who worship Nuggets.
>Belle & Sebastian
– If You're Feeling Sinister [Reissue/1996] LP+MP3 (Matador)
Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk [Reissue/1997] LP+MP3 (Matador)
Belle & Sebastian – Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant [Reissue/2000] LP+MP3 (Matador)
Belle & Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress [Reissue/2003] 2xLP+MP3 (Matador)
Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit [Reissue/2006] 2xLP+MP3 (Matador)
Belle & Sebastian – The BBC Sessions [Reissue/2008] 2xLP+MP3 (Matador)
Belle & Sebastian – Write About Love [Reissue/2010] LP+MP3 (Matador)
First round of Belle & Sebastian vinyl reissues - back in print for the first time in years. (
The Boy With The Arab Strap, Push Barman To Open Old Wounds, and The Third Eye Center due November 4.)
>Black Strobe
– Godforsaken Roads CD/LP (Black Strobe)
"What do you do when your passion for electronic music is just as strong as your love of country and blues? If you're French musician Arnaud Rebotini, you marry them.
Godforsaken Roads boasts Black Strobe's trademark electronic twist on traditional blues sounds and is propelled by Rebotini's deep, Nick Cave-esque growl." – USA Today
>Bonobo
– The North Borders Tour: Live CD/CD+DVD/2xLP (Ninja Tune)
Live album recorded at The Roundhouse in London and Pula Arena, available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features expanded packaging with a 70-page hardback book of photographs and stories from members of the band, as well as a bonus DVD featuring glimpses of hi-speed photography.

>Traci Braxton
– Crash & Burn CD (eOne)
R&B singer and reality TV celebrity Traci Braxton releases her first debut album.

>Jackson Browne
– Standing In The Breach CD/LP (Inside Recordings)
Jackson's fourteenth studio album is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.

>Vashti Bunyan
– Heartleap CD (DiCristina Stair Builders)
Nine years after
Lookaftering, her last album of new material, legendary British singer/songwriter Vashti Bunyan returns with a breathtaking new LP. Recorded largely in her home studio, Heartleap is a unique and entrancing collection of ten songs forming what Vashti is adamant will be her final album. Vinyl version due October 7.
>Skyla Burrell Band
– Blues Scars CD (VizzTone)
The Skyla Burrell Band is a full time, hardworking traveling blues band, known for their high-energy electric blues. Onstage and on record, they play 100% original material — singer/guitarist Skyla Burrell and co-founder/guitarist Mark Tomlinson share songwriting credits.

>Caribou
– Our Love CD/LP (Merge)
Our Love is Dan Snaith aka Caribou's most soulful record to date, chock-full of heartfelt lyrics and organic nature that cuts through bubbling synths and blissful euphoria of their synthetic construction. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Snaith said that his "initial impulse was to make something for everybody to listen to," adding, "And that's such a shift for me. There's more of me in the music than there ever has been, for sure. It used to be that I closed the doors, and the only thing that ended up in the music was whatever was spontaneously generated there and then. Now it's much more typical that I'll get to work for a couple hours on something, then I'll take my daughter to a museum with some friends of ours. Everything is happening all at the same time and bottled up together. And I think that's good."
>Caribou
– The Milk Of Human Kindness [Reissue/2001] 2xCD (Leaf)
Caribou – Up In Flames [Reissue/2003] 2xCD (Leaf)
Caribou – The Milk Of Human Kindness [Reissue/2005] CD (Leaf)
Reissued last year on vinyl, Caribou's first three albums are back in print on CD.
The Milk Of Human Kindness and Up In Flames have each been expanded with an additional disc of out-of-print EP tracks.
>Cha Cha Guitri
- French Synth Wave: St. Etienne – 1981 CD/LP (Born Bad)
Unless you are a monomaniacal specialist of the 1980s, there is very little chance that Cha Cha Guitry will ring any bells. And yet this band, buried away in Saint-Etienne—in the very heart of France—could have easily rivaled Elli & Jacno or Telex. Emblematic of that French touch which tinged new wave with a bit of sunshine, their electro, retro-futuristic songs have that slightly sweet and sour flavor between casualness and sophistication.

>Kory Clarke
– Payback's A Bitch CD (Live Wire)
Kory Clarke is many things: singer, songwriter, painter, actor and even hot sauce maker. He has also been the driving force behind Warrior Soul.

>Keisha Cole
– Point Of No Return CD (Interscope)
New album from the R&B vocalist. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds bonus tracks.

>Ry Cooder
– Soundtracks 7xCD (Rhino)
This seven-CD box set focuses on guitarist Ry Cooder's soundtrack work from 1980s and early '90s. The CDs are presented in a clamshell box and the films in question are
The Long Riders, Alamo Bay, Paris Texas, Blue City, Crossroads, Johnny Handsome, and Trespass. The set contains a number of soundtracks for director Walter Hill and a handful produced in a productive two year period, 1985-86.
>Coolzey
– Hit Factory CD/LP (Fake Four Inc.)
Born and raised in Central Iowa, alternative hip-hop artist Coolzey is now stomping the streets of Hollywood, where dreams are born, legends are made, and many starve chasing a check. Inspired by the likes of his predecessors, De La Soul, The Beastie Boys, Neil Young, Outkast and a host of the others, the cornfield raised rapper also draws inspiration from the world around him. "My songs are mostly inspired by observations, experiences, relationships, and events in the microcosm and macrocosm of the world around me."

>Co-Pilgrim
– Plumes CD/LP (Battle Worldwide)
Gorgeously opining countrified mellowness ached out by the silken swoon of pedal steel dimples.

>Daedelus
– The Light Brigade CD (Brainfeeder)
"Been around yonks has Daedelus but the fact that he's still going strong and signed to Brainfeeder is proof enough he ain't no flash in the pan. This is a much more downtempo album than I'm used to from him and if you want some Brainfeeder-like avant hop/electro-wibbliness, you could be in the wrong place. From the get go there's something different about this album, an intro of IDM noise is followed by a lengthy doomy guitar piece, probably sampled before the odd choraled vocals of ‘Onward.' Not heard a beat yet and there could be a reason for its serious ‘n' downbeat feel, the album is a requiem for the Crimean war. Upbeat joyous sample-hop might not be in the right place." – [8/10] Norman Records

>Dark Blue
– Pure Reality CD/LP (Jade Tree)
Dark Blue consists of of John Sharkey III (Clockcleaner, Puerto Rico Flowers) Andrew Mackie Nelson (Ceremony, Paint it Black), and Mike Sneeringer (Strand Of Oaks, formerly from Purling Hiss).
Pure Reality was recorded and produced by Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs, Nothing). A grandiose delivery and burly, wide open guitar sound by such ‘80s bands as Comsat Angels, The Stone Roses, and Blitz.
>The Dead Milkmen
– Pretty Music For Pretty People CD (Quid Ergo)
The new album from The Dead Milkmen includes so many hit songs you'll be forced to ask yourself "Why are these guys still living below the poverty line?" Creators of the hits "Bitchin' Camaro" and "Punk Rock Girl," the band reunited in 2008 and have be writing new material and playing shows ever since.

>Dinosaur Feathers
– Control CD (Ernest Jenning)
Brooklyn's Dinosaur Feathers look to Janet Jackson for spiritual guidance on their groove-laden third album
Control. Insistent drum machines and lithe pulsing bass lines meet shimmering synths, coked-out horns and soulful vocals, dragging 1983 pop/R&B kicking and screaming into the new millennium. Vinyl version due November 4.
>Dirtyphonic
– Irreverence CD (Dim Mak)
Dirtyphonic's 2013 debut merges heavy bass music, drum and bass, dubstep, and electro.

>Dot Hacker
– How's Your Process? (Play) CD (ORG Music)
"Devoid of song structure or any overriding influence, Dot Hacker careen carelessly between melodious dream pop, electronic production and boisterous hard rock at a moments notice." – Sputnik Music

>Minnie Driver
– Ask Me To Dance CD (Rounder)
On this covers album, the actress brings her own inimitable style on songs by Elliott Smith, The Cure, Neil Young, John Prine, as well as Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra, among others.

>El Michels Affair
– Sounding Out The City/Loose Change [Reissue/2005] 2xCD (Truth & Soul)
Upon it's release in 2005 El Michels Affair's debut
Sounding Out The City received some rave reviews and the small deep funk community ate it up, but due to the lack luster promotion and distribution the rest of the world was slow to catch on to the instrumental gems featured on the album, which Michels appropriately labeled as "cinematic soul". This deluxe reissue features the original album remastered as well as some alternate remixes and previously unreleased songs that were recorded during the same period as SOTC on the second disc Loose Change.
>Peter Escott
– The Long O CD (Bedroom Suck)
Known best for his work in Tasmanian freak-rock outfit The Native Cats, long-time Australian poet and sometimes stand-up comedian Peter Escott has recently put to tape a magnificent solo opus,
The Long O. Featuring no other performers and limited to the only instruments Escott knows how to play – piano, synth, melodica, and a solitary, awkwardly self-taught guitar chord – the album is as haunting as it is direct, with Escott's voice lending a reserved gravity to the often soaring arrangements. Vinyl version due November 4.
>Cameron Esposito
– Same Sex Symbol CD (Kill Rock Stars)
Known for her inviting, Punky Brewster-as-a-grown-up energy, Cameron will be featured in upcoming episodes of
Maron (IFC) and Adventure Time (Cartoon Network).
>Ex Hex
– Rips CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
"Mary Timony has indie rock O.G. status. She started out in the D.C. punk trio Autoclave, led the great and underrated Helium for most of the '90s, and, most recently, held down co-frontlady duties with Carrie Brownstein in Wild Flag. Timony's new band is Ex Hex, a D.C. trio that plays a simplistic and supremely catchy punk rock take on power-pop. This time around, Timony seems to be doing a sort of Ramones/Cheap Trick hybrid, and it is
awesome." – Stereogum
>Exotype
– Exotype CD (Rise)
New album from the Orlando, FL electronic metal outfit.

>Paloma Faith
– Perfect Contradiction CD (Epic)
Third full-length album from the British singer/songwriter and actress.
Perfect Contradiction features production and songwriting collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Raphael Saadiq, Diane Warren, Chris Braide, Ben Drew, Taura Stinson and many others.
>Field Report
– Marigolden CD/LP (Partisan)
"There's an echelon of modern folk legends building their legacies in the state of Wisconsin. A cold expanse of rough roads, farmland fields, and glacial hills, the only wonder is that this folk renaissance didn't happen sooner. Perhaps these artists beavered away, like forest critters in hibernation, incubating in their shelters during the cold of winters. But as soon as Justin Vernon of Bon Iver broke down the doors with
For Emma Forever Ago, a legend of an album in its own right, the Wisconsin folk scene seemed to regurgitate dozens of pristine and much-heralded folk acts. Few of these acts have come as close to the prestige of Bon Iver as Chris Porterfield's Field Report." – The 405
>Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
- Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn CD (Rounder)
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn present their eponymous debut album as a duo, after many years of prominence as banjo players and composers in their own eclectic avenues. Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn is a front porch banjo and vocal album of new music, Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber and blues; the culmination of a yearlong tour as a duo in 2013, following the birth of their son, Juno.

>Flying Lotus
– You're Dead! CD/2xLP+MP3 (Warp)
Youre Dead! is a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. A sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exist between our world and another. The enduring universe of Lotus supporting cast has expanded and evolved to feature in order of appearance, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa, alongside mind-blowing original artwork by Japanese comic book artist Shintaro Kago. The album isn't about the end, it's really the beginning. It's a celebration of the next experience.
>John Foxx
– B-Movie: Ballardian Video Neuronica CD (Metamatic)
John Foxx – Evidence Of Time Travel CD (Metamatic)
B-Movie: Ballardian Video Neuronica was recorded and assembled for a cut-up/collage movie by Foxx and visual artist Karborn, inspired by the themes, influence and text of British writer J G Ballard. The album features two collaborations – "Geometry, Collision And Coincidence" with Benge from John Foxx And The Maths, and "Disaster Series," which was co-written with Steve D'Agostino. All the music is exclusive to this soundtrack except "The Other Side," an extract from the forthcoming album due for release in 2015, which just happened to fit with the visuals. Evidence Of Time Travel is a unique investigation of the terrors and pleasures of temporal displacement. A sinister sonic architecture of drum-machine-music and analogue synthesizers. Opens with "The Forbidden Experiment," as surveillance TV glitches and the ghostly, ripped-up multi-temporal universe of Evidence Of Time Travel infiltrates the labyrinth of dark electronica.
>Bill Frisell
– Guitar In The Space Age! CD (Masterworks)
For his new album, guitarist and composer Bill Frisell mines the catalog of guitar-based music from the '50s and '60s that first inspired him to pick up the instrument. Joining Frisell for this album of musical memories are the members of his working trio, bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen, along with frequent collaborator Greg Leisz, a master of the lap and pedal steel guitars. This superb quartet explores the music of Pete Seeger, The Byrds, Junior Wells, Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Astronauts, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and others with Frisell's own compositions sprinkled in.

>From Indian Lakes
– Absent Sounds CD/LP (Triple Crown)
From Indian Lakes is an American indie rock band founded by Joey Vannucchi in early 2009. Vannucchi began songwriting in a small mountain community just outside Yosemite National Park and later enlisted the help of friends to perform his material. From Indian Lakes independently released
The Man With Wooden Legs in the winter of 2009. However, it was the band's sophomore album Able Bodies that gained acclaim when it was released independently in 2012. Vannucchi continues to evolve the band's sound into music that "blurs the boundaries of genres like indie, post-rock and alternative." (Limited vinyl copies pressed on ‘cream splash' wax.)
>Generationals
– Alix CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, friends since high school, sought producer Richard Swift to shake things up on this album. Alix materialized as perhaps Generationals' most confident record, full of history and as multiphase as Ted and Grant's friendship. 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 everything T&G like about music: 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. Available on CD and on green vinyl.

>Gnarlwolves
– Gnarlwolves CD (Pure Noise)
Gnarwolves are the hardest partying punks in Brighton, England. Over the past two years, the band has released a slew of EPs and 7'' singles and shared stages with The Story So Far, The Flatliners and Funeral For A Friend all across the United Kingdom and Europe.

>Gormathon
– Following The Beast CD (Napalm)
Debut album from this up and coming Swedish melodic death metal act.

>Macy Gray
– The Way CD (Moonslice)
New album from the award-winning singer/songwriter. Macy Gray's impressive catalog of work is filled with highlights. She has released six studio albums, and received five Grammy Award nominations.
The Way is a beautifully crafted pop and R&B album and features the hit "Hands."
>Hieroglyphic Being And The Configurative Or Modular Me Trio
– The Seer Of Cosmic Visions CD (Planet Mu)
Producer and boss of Mathematics records, Chicago's Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being is a one-off musical explorer. Jamal's music takes cues from the EBM and house that played a huge part in the city's musical underground in the late eighties and early nineties, notably Ron Hardy and Adonis, but also Industrial, avant-jazz and noise. Vinyl version due November 4.

>Herbert Grönemeyer
– A Most Wanted Man [OST] CD (Groenland)
Herbert Grönemeyer, Germany's top-selling rock musician, not only appears in Anton Corbijn's new spy thriller
A Most Wanted Man, he wrote the film's score.
>Tommy Guerrero
– No Man's Land CD (Too Good)
Tommy
ʼ s music, like his graphic design, is beguilingly simple. He sounds like a guy messing around on his front stoop, and maybe thatʼs exactly what he is doing—but the result will touch you down to your toes. From Mission District punkers to Shibuya-ku hipsters—his melodies dance lightly around your head while the rhythms build under your feet and move your hips. His is soul music, made by a street kid raised on Santana and Bill Withers (with more than a little nod to the Clash and Public Enemy in there, too).
>Steve Gunn
– Way Out Weather CD/LP+MP3 (Paradise Of Bachelors)
"It can take many years and several albums for artists to fully test the limits of their creativity. Guitarist Steve Gunn fits into that category; over the past decade and a half, his records have gravitated slowly from inward-facing reflections built around his hypnotic acoustic guitar work to fleshed-out works that feature a growing cast of musicians.
Way Out Weather marks the completion of Gunn's transformation from a master guitarist into a songwriter who can trust in his own voice and arrangements as much as his spectacular fretwork. He's thrown open the windows and let the light in, as he embraces pristine, lush production that makes guitars sparkle and drums crack." – NPR
>Handsome Jack
– Do What Comes Naturally CD (Alive)
Produced by Zachary Gabbard of the Buffalo Killers and featuring Bob Nave (of the legendary Lemon Pipers) on Hammond organ, among others,
Do What Comes Naturally seamlessly flows through deep dark mid-tempo boogies, smoky upbeat burners, and soulful feel-good rockers all with a natural ease. Vinyl version due October 21.
>The Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles
– The Last Transmission 2xCD/LP (Now Again)
Melvin Van Peebles, the filmmaker, musician, author behind the landmark movie
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and the trilogy of Brer Soul albums he released in the ‘70s has teamed with the UK ensemble Heliocentrics to create an interplanetary space/love odyssey told in twelve chapters. CD version includes bonus instrumentals disc.
>High Ends
– Super Class CD/LP (Dine Alone)
High Ends is the new solo venture from Yukon Blonde frontman Jeffrey Innes. "
Super Class is a mash of lush dream pop and dark, pensive rock, melded together with hints of synth. The track is dichotomous, lifting you up into a trance-like dimension while weighing you down to reality and leaves you longing to hole up in bed all day while forcing you to get up and move about." – Nylon
>The Hot Sardines
– The Hot Sardines CD (Universal Music Classics)
The Hot Sardines have a distinctive recipe for making musical magic: take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie it all together with a one-of-the-boys front-woman who sings in both English and French with a voice from another era. The brainchild of Bibs and Miz Elizabeth, the Sardine sound fuses musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans that were nurtured from the Prohibition era through the Great Depression, WWII and beyond.

>Houston
– Relaunch II CD (Live Wire)
Swedish AOR outfit Houston release their fourth album.

>Hozier
– Hozier CD/2xLP (Columbia)
Raised in a musical family, Hozier's childhood and adolescent listening was dominated, he says, "by Chicago blues, Texan blues, Chess Records, Motown, and then I discovered jazz, but more importantly, Delta blues that extraordinarily haunting sound. Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson, people like that. Later, it was Pink Floyd, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, plus Tom Waits was a huge, huge influence. I was always drawn to singers with something haunting about their voices. The same goes for writers such as James Joyce and Oscar Wilde. You can't define what it is, but it buries itself deep in your soul."

>Iceage
– Plowing Into The Field Of Love CD (Matador)
Channeling the rage and emotion of their tempestuous early releases into finely honed musicianship,
Plowing Into The Field Of Love features piano, mandolin, viola and organ atop Johan Suurballe-Wieth s razor-sharp guitars and the lolloping, synchronized rhythm section of Jacob Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen. The record has a clear, uncompressed sound, and Elias Bender Rønnenfelt s desperate vocals are out front, nakedly accountable for the words. Vinyl version due October 21.
>Jason Feathers
– De Oro CD (Totally Gross National Product)
Jason Feathers is a band featuring Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Gayngs' Ryan Olson, Bon Iver drummer S. Carey, and the Minneapolis rapper Astronautalis.

>The Juan Maclean
– In A Dream CD/2xLP (DFA)
The dance world way too often privileges the new, and not many dance artists write albums as good as
In A Dream, the third full-length album by The Juan MacLean, this far into their career. The Juan MacLean have weathered electroclash, disco-punk, electro-disco, techno, house, deep house, and whatever we can call the sound of today. They never feel totally in step with the moment, but somehow always feel right and necessary. Put differently: there's always something exciting to say about these guys.
>Kasabian
– 48:13 CD (Harvest)
The distinct sound and integrity of Kasabian's fifth studio album defines the very essence of the band, their trademark sound distilled and re-packaged into one incredibly exciting, unique statement of intent.
48:13 is driven by the continuous evolution and musical experimentation of the band through their previous four albums. Vinyl version due October 27.
>Storm Large
– Le Bonheur CD (Heinz)
Singer Storm Large stepped into the role of lead vocalist for band Pink Martini in 2011, during a period when singer China Forbes went on hiatus for vocal cord surgery. The band enjoyed her presence so much that she was welcomed to stay on following the return of Forbes, and she has since toured with the band and performed on their album
Get Happy. Le Bonheur (French for ''The Happiness'') marks Large's first post-Martini solo album. Vinyl version due November 11.
>Lo-Pan
– Colossus CD (Small Stone)
Lo-Pan s fourth album,
Colossus, is named for the Colossus Of Rhodes -- a 96-foot statue constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the city of Rhodes itself. No surprise it's the Columbus, Ohio, four-piece s most personal album yet and a testament to their growth and survival, as a band and as human beings. Vinyl version due October 21.
>Los Straitjackets
– Deke Dickerson Sings The Great Instrumental Hits CD (Yep Roc)
The world's number one instrumental combo team has teamed up with roots-music legend Deke Dickerson to record an album of famous instrumental songs with lost or rewritten lyrics.

>Shelby Lynn
– I Am Shelby Lynn [Reissue/1999] CD+DVD/LP (Rounder)
15th Anniversary edition of Shelby Lynne's breakthrough album. The CD+DVD version features the remastered, album, plus six previously unreleased bonus tracks from the original sessions. Also included in the packaging is a DVD of a full-length concert at Los Angeles' House Of Blues, previously unreleased, and filmed during the I Am Shelby tour in 2000.

>Manual
– Memory & Matter: Selected Remixes, Rarities And Unreleased Tracks 2007-2014 CD (Darla)
Compiles remixed and unreleased tracks 2007-2014 from Danish electronic/ambient artist, producer Jonas Munk aka Manual.

>Johnny Marr
– Playland CD/LP (New Voodoo)
Sophomore solo album from The Smith's guitarist. "There's a freewheeling vitality to Marr's second solo venture that not only lifts the weight of history but makes a mockery of the musical bed-hopping that's defined his recent output. He had these up his sleeve and was happy to be knobbing around with Modest f##king Mouse?
Playland, true to its name, is exhilarating. After last year's likeable enough The Messenger, this is richer by far: the tunes are plentiful, the production old school and beefy (fat bass, cool synth), the guitar playing, you know, not bad." -- The Skinny
>Meek Mill
– Coast 2 Coast 206 CD (Oarfin Distribution)
Coast 2 Coast 206 continues in the tradition of bringing the best artists on hard to find features. This album features Philadelphia's own Meek Mill, with additional appearances from up and coming stars Newsense, G Mooth, K-Frenzy, and Lo Gunna; along with some new cuts done with Young Harvey, Drake, Big Sean, and Lil T.
>Minus The Bear
– Lost Loves CD/LP+MP3 (Dangerbird)
"
Lost Loves is not new. It's not old. It's just a collection of songs that have never had a proper recording, or that we didn't know existed. Well, finally Minus the Bear have given us this package of glorious songs that were recorded during the sessions of Planet Of Ice, Omni, and Infinity Overhead. The album has a strange sense of unity, as the songs aren't clunky, or obviously recorded at different times. The band has a knack for capturing a distinct sound with each album to ensure their listeners won't be disappointed, but with that, every album has some unique qualities. As easy as it is to hear the three different albums, it weirdly flows as if it were recorded all at the same time." – Under The Gun Review
>Pauline Murray
– Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls [Reissue/1980] 2xCD/LP (Les Disques du Crepuscule)
Les Disques du Crepuscule presents a deluxe remastered edition of
Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls, the debut album by post/punk icon Pauline Murray, produced by revered sonic architect Martin Zero Hannett. Recorded at the famous Strawberry Studios in July 1980, the album offered epic electronic pop written by Pauline and partner Robert Blamire and marked a radical departure from their shared past in pioneering punk band Penetration. This is sophistication, enthused Paul Morley in NME. Lovely songs of anxiety, malaise and self-doubt. Newly remastered and augmented by a wealth of bonus material including non-album singles, B-sides and a John Peel session (1980).
>NehruvianDOOM
– NehruvianDOOM CD/LP (Lex)
NehruvianDOOM is 17-y/o Bishop Nehru's debut album. Produced by Metal Fingers and featuring MF DOOM vocals on several tracks, it's a compact nine track, 30-minute long player. Bishop Nehru's breakthrough mixtapes, released from the age of 15 saw him rhyming over DOOM produced instrumentals. DOOM joined the line of MCs who co-signed the young rapper including heavyweight lyricists Kendrick Lamar and Nas.
>New Found Glory
– Resurrection CD/LP (Hopeless)
New album from the hit-making punk pop band.

>Stevie Nicks
– 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault CD/2xLP+MP3 (Reprise)
Released last week on vinyl – now available on CD. New release from the beloved rock/pop songbird and Fleetwood Mac member.
24 Karat Gold consists of 14 never-before-released tracks.
>Nocturnal Poisoning
– Doom Grass CD/LP (The End)
Widely known as a pioneer within the often isolated world of black metal, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Scott Conner has forged ahead to once again reshape what the music community may come to expect from him with Nocturnal Poisoning's third full-length album
Doomgrass. As the creative force and sole member of Xasthur, the highly influential black metal project that Conner launched back in 1996, he went on to release a total of eight studio albums before dissolving the Xasthur project in 2010.
>Agnes Obel
– Philharmonics/Aventine [Reissue/2010/2013] 2xCD/2xLP (Play It Again Sam)
Agnes Obel is a Danish singer/songwriter and musician based in Berlin, Germany. "With
Aventine, Agnes Obel further develops the intimate and dreamlike universe of her first album, the highly acclaimed Philharmonics. She adopts the same, sleek style as Satie, managing to push her minimalist pieces towards new heights. In these immense and unique soundscapes, the reverberating voice of her piano is magnified tenfold, and she simply lets it float above the sublime music that carries on below. Indeed, this daydream is even more subtle than its predecessor, whilst the music is sprinkled with several violins and the occasional cello." -- Qobuz
>O'Death
– Out Of Hands We Go CD/LP (Northern Spy)
O'Death's fifth full-length of folk-rock-Appalachian-country finds the band rejecting the lush, clean-cut production of their last album
Outside in favor of a more raw, "in-the-red" sound.
>Old Dominion
– Old Dominion CD (Reesmack)
Old Dominion's members Matthew Ramsey (lead singer) and Trevor Rosen (vocals and guitar) are behind many of the songs you hear in country music today. During the past 10 years of writing, a number of their songs have been recorded and released by artists including: The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, and Craig Morgan.

>Orange Goblin
– Back From The Abyss CD/LP (Candlelight)
Orange Goblin return with a megalithic new album. "Sabbath Hex" starts the heavy pleasure ride with an infectious melody that is signature Orange Goblin. "The Devil's Whip" and "Bloodzilla" amp things up with their urgency while "Heavy Lies The Crown" and "Blood Of Them" showcase the band's respected rock groove.

>Outrageous Cherry
– The Digital Age CD/Cassette (Burger)
A new set of rock & roll gems from Detroit power pop legends. Vinyl version due November 4.

>Pastor Troy
– Welcome To The Rap Game CD+DVD (Madd Society)
The rapper's new album features guests Snoop Dogg, 8 Ball, Daz Dillinger and more. Includes a bonus DVD of Pastor Troy's debut movie,
We Was Homeboyz, which is a gritty story of survival on the streets of Atlanta.
>Peaking Lights
– Cosmic Logic CD/LP (Weird World)
The L.A. duo's new album,
Cosmic Logic, was mixed with the assistance of DFA studio engineer Matt Thornley and draws on Jamaican digital dancehall, cosmic Italo, Chicago house and acid house, Afrobeat and Zamrock, early west coast hip-hop and disco boogie.
>Pissed Jeans
– Shallow [Reissue/2005] CD/LP+7"+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Allentown, PA's Pissed Jeans first single, "Throbbing Organ" (2004), and their debut album,
Shallow (2005) (both on Parts Unknown), set many self-styled punk scholars hearts a-flutter. Mixing volatility with humor, Pissed Jeans trucks in menacing songs about insecurity, and nobody has ever done it better. This new reissue includes the remastered Shallow album, plus a copy of the "Throbbing Organ" 7" single.
>Rachel Sage
– Blue Roses CD (Mpress)
Rachael Sage's new album
Blue Roses showcases the NYC-based multi-instrumentalist's confident, sophisticated songwriting. Featuring members of Daft Punk, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen's bands, the recording includes a duet with folk icon Judy Collins and contains tracks featured in the current season of Lifetime's Dance Moms.
>Satellites
– Satellites 02 CD/2xLP+CD (Hoop Music)
Jonny Vic, who is the brains behind Satellites, is the musical director and bass player for James Blunt. He has been playing with him for five years, while developing his Satellites project on the side. Available on CD and vinyl. The vinyl-version is a deluxe package featuring a rubber outer sleeve, die-cut inner sleeves, double HQ-180gm color vinyl, screen printed lyric sheet, and a copy of the CD in removable card cover mount.

>SBTRKT
– Wonder Where We Land CD/2xCD/2xLP (Young Turks)
Album sessions began on Osea Island, a tidal island in an estuary off Essex where the winding coastal road is submerged for 8 in every 12 hours. It was here that SBTRKT began the early stages of the recording process, inviting a host of collaborators to join him record throughout the night free from any distraction the tapes continuously rolled, animation was projected on the walls and every creative impulse was documented. Inspired by this new open method of recording, and ready to focus his newfound ideas into more intense sessions, SBTRKT visited America armed with a wish list of collaborators to track down. It was here he worked with newcomer Raury, Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend, A$AP Ferg and Emily Kokal from Warpaint. Both CD and vinyl are available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe CD features six bonus tracks, while the limited Deluxe vinyl adds a bonus disc featuring seven extra tracks.

>Scars On 45
– Safety In Numbers CD (Nettwerk)
Sophomore album from the British alt rock/pop band, featuring the first single "Crazy For You."

>Doug Seegers
– Going Down To The River CD (Rounder)
Doug Seegers' debut solo album is raw, rootsy and emotionally charged. A brilliant 62-year-old singer who struggled with homelessness for years, Seegers found acclaim when Swedish music star Jill Johnson discovered him in a Nashville food pantry. The two subsequently recorded a duet that climbed to the top of the music charts in Sweden. This remarkable project -- produced by Will Kimbrough (Todd Snider, Kate Campbell) at Nashville's legendary Sound Emporium studios -- features collaborations with Buddy Miller and Emmylou Harris, both whom have championed the formerly down-and-out singer.

>Philip Selway
– Weatherhouse CD/LP (Bella Union)
Sophomore album from Radiohead drummer Phil Selway. "Recorded with multi-instrumentalists Adem Ilhan and Quinta – nope, me neither, but the latter is, according to Wikipedia, the violinist for Bat For Lashes – this feels like more of a band effort than
Familial, with the three musicians bouncing ideas off each other and creating something more ambitious. The string arrangements go beyond 'OK let's stick some swelling violin in here like we're f##king Snow Patrol or something' and are used sparingly, actually adding something to the songs. There are enough highs on here for this to be considered a very good, warm record and - ooh Thom Yorke's put out a new album! That's kind of a dick move, Thom." – Drowned In Sound
>Shakey Graves
- And The War Came CD (Dualtone)
Alejandro Rose-Garcia is professionally known as Shakey Graves, and with his new record,
And The War Came, he extends the ground-emotionally and sonically-broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, Roll The Bones, which brought him national acclaim. NPR Music named him one of 10 artists music fans "should've known in 2012," describing him as "astonishing... unclassifiably original. And frighteningly good." Paste included him in a "Best Of What's Next" feature, praising his "gnarly composite of blues and folk," while The New York Times observed that Shakey Graves "makes the one-man band approach look effortless."
>Single Mothers
– Negative Qualities CD/LP (XL)
"London, Ontario's Single Mothers play a mix of math-rock, emo, and hardcore that hearkens to the early aughts." – Pitchfork

>Sinkane
– Mean Love CD/LP (DFA)
Sinkane's
Mean Love rolls like an emotional, existential history of the artist. It was recorded at The Rumpus Room in Brooklyn, New York and co-produced with long-time Sinkane collaborator and childhood friend, Greg Lofaro. Mean Love is an emotionally rich and generous soul album with a very welcoming appeal. The restless creative drive of Ahmed Gallab these past few years has led to a true breakthrough moment for the artist, and this album is a true reward for time well spent.
>Sister Hazel
– 20 Stages 2xCD/2xLP+MP3/DVD (Rock Ridge)
Comprised of live recordings and videos culled from 20 of the band's favorite venues,
20 Stages is available as a two-CD set and limited edition double vinyl. The set includes hits and fan-favorites such as "All For You," "Champagne High," "Change Your Mind" and "Mandolin Moon" as well as three brand new, never released tracks. Additionally, the 90-minute stand-alone DVD release features the live performance of each track from stages as diverse as the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA, The 9:30 Club in DC and the main stage on Sister Hazel's Rock Boat cruise in the Caribbean. The DVD also includes commentary from the band about each song, the venues and the role fans played in choosing both.
>Sixx: A.M.
– Modern Vintage CD (Eleven Seven Music)
New album from Nikki Sixx, James Michael and Dj Ashba.

>State Champs
– The Acoustic Things CD/LP (Pure Noise)
This acoustic EP consists of five tracks from
The Finer Things as well as two new tracks.
>Streets Of Laredo
– Volumes I & II CD/LP (Dine Alone)
Inspired by the evangelical fervor of the ‘70s folk circuit that spawned modern day re-incarnations like Father John Misty, Joshua Tilman and the Butler brothers, Streets If Laredo quickly gelled around the idea of a traveling family band playing unruly sing-along tunes with whatever instruments were at hand. "Streets Of Larado are Brooklyn babies by way of New Zealand. They made their way around the CMJ circuit last month and turned a many heads, including the two ears attached to my own. Energetic live music doesn't always translate well to recorded renditions (RIP, Gobble Gobble (but that doesn't seem to be the case for this band of hooligans. They flirt on the border of folk music, seeping their musical tea bags in the twang of hot water just long enough before ripping it out with triumphant melodies." – I Guess I'm Floating

>Nikki Sudden
– Fred Beethoven CD/LP (Troubadour)
Fred Beethoven is a collection of newly discovered unreleased album recorded across two winter time sessions at Nikki's favorite recording studio Woodbine Studios in Leamington Spa. Apart from a couple of cover versions "Johnny Be Goode" and Ronnie Lane's, Faces classic "Debris" and a reworking of one of Nikki's old songs from his first album Forest Fire, The Fred Beethoven Projectile sessions sees the band teaming up with French Guitar hero Freddie Lynxx to record brand new compositions unavailable on any other recording.
>Teleman
– Breakfast CD (Moshi Moshi)
The debut track from the London outfit's new album
Breakfast, "Lady Low" offers up more of the band's ingeniously minimalist electronic alt-pop. Produced was by Bernard Butler (Suede).
>Texas Hippie Coalition
– Ride On CD (Carved)
Ride On embraces their Southern roots while continuing to show the band's growth in sound and song writing. Texas Hippie Coalition aren't simply about making sure the outlaw rock style they worship stays alive. They want it to continue to evolve infusing it with a modern edge and energy.
>Tinashe
– Aquarius CD (RCA)
The stunning 21-year-old singer, songwriter, performer and model from Kentucky arrives with a distinct and dynamic vision of R&B punctuated by hip-hop attitude, pop flavor, rock swagger, and electronica spark.

>Tomorrow's Tulips
– When CD/Cassette (Burger)
Beautifully bummed-out chiller pop. Vinyl version due November 4.

>TR3
– Like Some Kind Of Alien Invasion CD/LP (ATO)
With a musical career spanning more than thirty-five years, guitarist, sonic innovator, and two time Grammy nominee Tim Reynolds is known for his masterful command of melody and timing and for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches. Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his electric or acoustic guitar. Technically brilliant, yet emotionally honest, Reynolds music is inspired and authentic.

>Tradisyon Ka
- Soul Jazz Records Presents Gwo Ka: Music of Guadeloupe, West Indies CD/LP (Soul Jazz)
Tradisyon Ka's
Gwo Ka album is newly recorded in Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe by Soul Jazz Records. Like the cult music of Haiti's Vodou and Cuba's Santeria or the roots music of Belize's Garifuna (all of which Soul Jazz have travelled to record), Gwo Ka is the musical and cultural product of the region's African ancestry, forcibly brought to the Caribbean through slavery.
>Mike Tramp
– Museum CD/LP (Target)
New solo album from the former White Lion frontman.

>TV Eyes
– TV Eyes [Reissue/2006] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Omnivore)
Jason Falkner, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. and Brian Reitzell have quite a musical history. Manning and Falkner—once bandmates in Jellyfish—have gone on to success as solo acts, or as members of groups including The Three O'Clock, The Grays, Imperial Drag, and The Moog Cookbook. Brian Reitzell, once the drummer for Redd Kross and Air, turned his talents to film and television, supervising and composing music for several films directed by Sofia Coppola, including
The Virgin Suicides and the Academy Award nominated Lost In Translation (for which he, along with Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, was nominated for a BAFTA award.) Currently, Reitzell composes music for the NBC-TV drama Hannibal. But, together, they were TV Eyes. This expanded reissue of their 2006 album (previously only available in Japan) is now available stateside on CD and translucent yellow vinyl.
>Underworld
- Dubnobasswithmyheadaman: 20th Anniversary Edition CD/2xCD [Reissue/1993] (UMe)
Underworld's third album (though some might call it their debut) showcased the limitless possibilities of electronic music. Although born out of club culture,
Dubnobass defied the accepted genres of the time - equally suited to the dancefloor and the after party, it was as immersive an experience quaking through bassbins or headphones. Two decades on from its original release, it's unarguable that the album is one of the most influential British electronic records of all time; a signpost for everything from dance music's easy relationship with main stages at festivals to the radio/globe-conquering EDM phenomenon. Available in a variety of editions: Regular, Deluxe, and Super Deluxe. Vinyl version due October 21. Blu-ray audio version due October 27. (Underworld's post-Dubnobass back catalog will also be reissued on October 27.)
>Various Artists [Craig Richards]
– Get Lost VII CD/2xLP (Crosstown Rebels)
Get Lost VII follows editions from the likes of Dinky, Jamie Jones and Crosstown Rebels chief Damian Lazarus. As usual, Richards's selections are deep and understated, with records spanning four decades featuring on the mix. The first disc veers towards deep house, while the second heads into darker territory with vintage electro from The Hague-based labels Crème Organization and Viewlexx. The likes of STL, Joey Anderson, Steve Bug, Kenny Larkin, Redshape, Alexander Robotnick, Patrice Scott and JTC also appear on the mix, which also serves as a showcase of Richards' label, The Nothing Special, with tracks by Trevino, Calibre, dBridge, Keith Tenniswood, Billy Nasty and Richards himself included.
>Various Artists
– Electri_City: Elektronische_Musik_Aus_Düsseldorf CD/LP (Groenland)
A compilation featuring some of the best German electronic bands to come out of Düsseldorf – the renowned capital of an analogue electronic movement that took place from the early ‘70s to the mid-‘80s. Including the likes of La Dusseldorf, NEU!, DAF, Rheingold, De Plan, Die Krupps alongside many more, this is an account of the origins of German electronic music and is essential listening for anyone remotely interested in the era.

>Various Artists
- I'm Just Like You" Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 CD (Light In The Attic)
In 1970, The Family Stone were at the peak of their popularity, but the maestro Sly Stone had already moved his head to a completely different space. The first evidence of Sly's musical about-turn was revealed by the small catalog of his new label, Stone Flower: a pioneering, peculiar, minimal electro-funk sound that unfolded over just four 7" singles. Stone Flower's releases were credited to their individual artists, but each had Sly's design and musicianship stamped into the grooves–and the words "Written by Sylvester Stewart/Produced and arranged by Sly Stone" on the sticker. Set up by Stone's manager David Kapralik with distribution by Atlantic Records, Stone Flower was, predictably, a family affair.

>Various Artists
– New Orleans Soul: The Original Sound of New Orleans Soul 1960-76 CD/2xLP (Soul Jazz)
Here you will find New Orleans soul in all its glorious variations from the deep, deep soul of singers Aaron Neville, Willie Tee and Robert Parker to the storming northern soul of Maurice Williams and Eldridge Holmes, the funky soul of Eddie Bo, Lionel Robinson and Ernie K-Doe all alongside the Crescent City's finest soul sisters Irma Thomas, Betty Harris, Jean Knight, Inell Young and more.

>Various Artists
- Peru Bravo: Funk Soul & Psych From Peru's Radical Decade CD (Tiger's Milk)
Peru Bravo tells the whirlwind story of a culture in flux when, during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Lima boasted dozens of young bands full of ideas, spontaneous and unfazed by the instability in Peru. Featuring alternative heroes Traffic Sound and Laghonia alongside a selection of unheralded short-lived groups, Peru Bravo is a funk-fuelled ride through a radical decade. Vinyl version due October 14.
>Various Artists
- Temporary: Selections from Dunedin's Pop Underground 2011-2014 CD/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.

>Vaselines
– V For Vaselines CD/LP+CD (Rosary Music)
"Like Mission Of Burma, Scottish indie-pop faves The Vaselines are on their way to becoming more prolific post-reunion than in their original incarnation, this week announcing their second post-reunion album, and only their third overall, called
V For Vaselines, a 10-track collection preceded by first single ‘One Lost Year.'" – Slicing Up Eyeballs
>Tom Vek
– Luck CD (Moshi Moshi)
Tom Vek has been channeling his homegrown musical prowess into a bastion of electronic rock rebellion with heart since his debut album
We Have Sound and the follow-up Leisure Seizure. Mojo says he's "bracing and admirably ideas-heavy."
>David Virelles
– Mboko: Sacred Music For Piano, Two Basses, Drum Set And Biankoméko Abakuá CD (ECM)
With
Mboko, pianist/composer David Virelles (based now in New York but born and bred in Cuba) has taken the folkloric rhythms of Afro-Cuban religious ritual and transmuted them into a 21st-century music resonating with mystery and meaning. The main title, Mboko, can mean fundament or sugar cane or The Voice, not the human voice but The Voice that is believed in Abakua culture to be the voice of a spirit, or spirits. Sound is an element revered in this culture, and that idea the worship of sound itself was a shaping force in the performances of Virelles compositions on the album.
>Wampire
– Bazaar CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
A patchwork of diverse musical terrain that ranges from no-wave electro to Swedish dancehall pop to rambunctious garage rock, sometimes all within one song.

>Marcin Wasilewski w/ Joakim Milder
– Spark Of Life CD (ECM)
The fourth ECM album for the Wasilewski Trio adds a special guest, the lyrical Swedish saxophonist Joakim Milder, whom the Poles came to know through performances with Tomasz Stankos Litania project. Amongst other affinities, the players share a love of Krzyzstof Komedas music, and Komedas Sleep Safe and Warm theme, written for Polanski's
Rosemary's Baby make a reappearance here.
>Weezer
– Everything Will Be Alright In The End CD/LP (Republic)
Produced by Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who previously helmed production on the band s first and third records (
The Blue Album and The Green Album), Everything Will Be Alright In The End is the band's first collection of new material in four years.
>Peter White
– Smile CD (Heads Up)
In the era ruled by the electric guitar, British-born, L.A.-based Peter White reigns supreme as one the world's greatest masters of the nylon-string acoustic guitar. From the time he burst on the scene with rock legend Al Stewart in the seventies and singer Basia in the eighties to his session work with Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Lee Ritenour, Kirk Whalum and Boney James, White's fabulous fingers continue to showcase the timeless tones and timbres that come from wood, skin and an expansive musical imagination.

>Betty Who
– Take Me When You Go CD (RCA) Debut full-length album from 23 year old Australian Jessica Anne Newham aka Betty Who. She was named an ''act to watch'' by Time magazine, MTV, Refinery29, Huffington Post, and more. Praised for her ''distinctly bright voice and arresting pop textures'' (Billboard), Betty Who has been described as a mixture of ''early Madonna,'' ''Katy Perry and Robyn, with spunk and confidence'' (NY Mag).
>Wild Party
– Phantom Pop CD (Old Friends)
If the effervescent modern pop band Wild Party has a defining characteristic, its passion. On their debut album,
Phantom Pop, sugary synths buzz around kicky rock guitars and upbeat rhythms, taking the form of summery power-pop (''Take My Advice,'' the keyboard-sprinkled ''Outright''), breezy soul-rock (''Chasin' Honey,'' ''When I Get Older'') and high-stepping indie-pop (''Violet''). Bands such as The Killers, The Strokes, Phoenix and The Format are certainly touchstones, but impressively for a band on their first release, the San Antonio, TX quartet have made it their mission to carve out a path of their own. Vinyl version due November 10.
>Woo
– Into The Heart Of Love CD/LP (Emotional Rescue)
Of all the myriad of released and unreleased Woo recordings,
Into The Heart Of Love is without a doubt their most complete and cohesive body of work. Full of Woo's quirky analogue dub electronics, there is also a very English sense of folk. With more vocals then their other albums, the structure and softness of mood quintessentially comes from the Mother Isle.
>The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
- Between Bodies CD/LP (Run For Cover)
The story of
The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die is one of expansion, of borders being stretched to wider horizons. The album finds the Connecticut indie collective simultaneously reaching the most essential version of their cinematic, twilit sound while challenging both themselves and the listener.
>Nikki Yanofsky
– Little Secret CD (Caroline)
Yanofsky has worked with luminaries such as Herbie Hancock, Phil Ramone, Will.i.am, Wyclef Jean, and Elton John, and now, under the guidance of her greatest fan and mentor, Quincy Jones, Nikki introduces her own captivating new sound. On
Little Secret she arrives at the unique crossroad where jazz meets pop, delivering sizzling songs that blend retro charm with a contemporary sound helmed by Rob Kleiner, the man behind exciting music by Cee-lo Green and Flo-Rida.
>Yellowcard
– Lift A Sail CD (Razor & Tie)
For their seventh studio album,
Lift A Sail, Yellowcard had a simple but ambitious goal: to outdo everything they'd ever done before. The guitars and drums had to hit harder; the songwriting had to cut deeper; the choruses had to reach heights only hinted at on their previous outings. Frontman Ryan Key believes he and his bandmates -- guitarist Ryan Mendez, violinist Sean Mackin, bassist Josh Portman and guest drummer Nate Young (Anberlin) – believe they've succeeded on all those fronts. "We really feel like we got where we wanted to be, and made a proper rock & roll record," Key says proudly.
>Zola Jesus
– Taiga CD/LP (Mute)
Nika is the sole singer and songwriter behind Zola Jesus' many creative incarnations. Written on Vashon Island, WA and co-produced in Los Angeles, CA by Dean Hurley,
Taiga is Nika's fourth full-length album release. This album is a transition for Zola Jesus. Masterful layers of composition are bathed in familiar atmospheric vocals, but a new sensibility is deeply present. Taiga is at once challenging and accessible, and is undeniably branded with what Nika terms a piercing ambition.

DVDs + Blu-ray:
>Sister Hazel
– 20 Stages DVD (Rock Ridge)
Live recordings and videos culled from 20 of the band's favorite venues 90-minute stand-alone DVD release features the live performance of each track from stages as diverse as the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA, The 9:30 Club in DC and the main stage on Sister Hazel's Rock Boat cruise in the Caribbean. The DVD also includes commentary from the band about each song, the venues and the role fans played in choosing both.

>Frank Zappa
- Freak Jazz, Movie Madness & Another Mothers DVD (Sexy Intellectual)
After disbanding the original Mothers of Invention in '69, Frank Zappa unleashed a second incarnation of the band by '70.
Frank Zappa: Freak Jazz, Movie Madness & Another Mothers focuses on the sophomore Mothers and this often-overlooked period in Zappa's career, with rare footage, exclusive interviews, and contributions from many who worked with him during this period.

This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
>Aeges
– Above & Down Below LP (The Mylene Sheath)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.
>Anthroprophh
- Outside The Circle LP (Rocket Recordings)
Anthroprophh's second album
Outside The Circle is a dizzying psychic voyage that exists in, around, and at all points of the eternal amplified axe-worship continuum. From the sci-fi doom-out of the appropriately-titled "Space Box Zonk Machine" via the unnerving primitive electronica of "Gottmelt," to the early-Monster Magnet-damaged finale "See," no sacred stone is left unturned, here. Yet at all times, 'Prof''s guitar rages through the ether, all banshee howls and fiery tumult; a kaleidoscopic union between Helios Creed and The Velvet Underground of "I Heard Her Call My Name."
>Mulatu Astatké
– Ethio Jazz LP (Heavenly Sweetness)
This is the seminal Ethio-jazz album by the master Mulatu. Considered by some to be one of the best African albums of all time. HQ-180gm vinyl in a heavy cardboard cover.

>The Asteroid No. 4
– The Asteroid No. 4 LP (Bad Vibrations)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Asteroid No. 4 returns with an eighth album and another collection of songs that spin around in psych-rock fashion that is no less psychedelic in the purist of rock and roll senses as what it could be. Saying that, there are some real head spinners that would make any fan of Amon Düül drool, but they are few and far between. But compared to
These Flowers Are Ours, the level of intensity is at their highest point in these sporadic gems of hard rock goodness." – Selective Memory
>Bad Channels
– Bad Channels CD (Kingfisher Bluez)
Ten tracks of fuzzy, blown out guitar pop influenced by 1960s girl groups, The Ramones, Mo Tucker, Anne Of Green Gables, and Degrassi High. ["Sugarcubes" is] …a starry-eyed bubblegum number that makes us think of root beer floats on the beach."

>Francis Bebey
- Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984 2xLP (Born Bad)
"French label Born Bad with an incredible follow up to their essential
African Electronic Music 1975 – 1982, both collecting the music of Cameroonian-in-Paris, writer, sculptor, and sonic explorer, Francis Bebey. This one is accompanied by artwork of the week from Brussels-based Elzo Durt. Elzo coming from a punk/skate background describes his work, which has graced album sleeves, magazine covers, festival posters, and designs for Lacoste & Carrhart, as a ‘cheerfully morbid universe.' The darkness might seem in contrast with Bebey`s complicated, sometimes frantic, yet always gentle, polyrhythms, but within his compositions there is chant, spell, trance and magic. Invoking ancestors, repelling evil." – Test Pressing
>Bodycount
– Bodycount [Reissue/1992] LP (Rhino)
Long out-of-print, here we have a vinyl reissue of Ice-T's thrash metal band's debut album, which featured the notorious track "Cop Killer" until it was deleted from subsequent editions and replaced by "Ice-T/Freedom Of Speech."

>Broncho
– Just Enough Hip To Be A Woman LP (Dine Alone)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.

>Bruce Lee Band
– Everything Will Be Alright, My Friend LP (Asian Man)
Almost a full decade since their last release, Mike Park's Bruce Lee Band returns with a brand new album produced by Bomb The Music Industry's Jeff Rosenstock. Eleven tracks of high-energy ska-punk, featuring an all-star roster of musicians and guests.

>The Bug
– Exit 2x12" (Ninja Tune)
New EP featuring collaborations with Liz Harris (Grouper), Manga, and Daddy Freddy, plus four extra tracks/versions not included on the recent full length
Angels & Devils.
>Can
– Landed [Reissue/1975] CD/LP (Mute)
Can – Flow Motion [Reissue/1976] CD/LP (Mute)
Can – Saw Delight [Reissue/1977] CD/LP (Mute)
Vinyl reissues of Can's seventh, eighth, and ninth albums.

>Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
– Mirror [Reissue/1971] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm audiophile vinyl reissue with die-cut gatefold sleeve.

>Leonard Cohen
– Popular Problems LP+CD (Columbia)
Recently released on CD – now available on HQ-180gm vinyl. "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
>The Copyrights
– Report LP (Red Scare)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. After doing the
No Knocks teaser 7" EP with Fat Wreck Chords, The Copyrights have followed up with a 14-song full Report of Midwestern punk.
>CUTS
– EP1 12" (Invada)
"CUTS' influences are "abandoned spaces, white noise and sleep paralysis", a trio that loom large in the music, where the buzz and hum of fed-back electronics get underscored by the undoubtedly sinister-feeling creep of industrial percussive mechanisms. Midway through opener, 'CUTS 01' (it only makes sense that the anonymous CUTS would title his tracks with catalogue-like numerics), for example, a burst of razing guitars cuts through the darkened layers, but can't quite escape the menace of the half-heard vocals beneath. That's not to say there aren't moments of light, rather that when they come - as with the lapping waves of feedback that finish off the second track, or the third's vocals, buoyed by a fuzzy upsurge - they're spectral, rung through with distortion." – The Quietus

>D-Fekt
– Schattenseite LP (58 Beats)
Deep instrumental hip-hop for fans of Melting Pot Music, Jakarta, etc. D-Fekt is primarily known as an MC from the band Weltuntergang. Space sounds, destructive, synthesized melodies, earthy, pumping drum tones, creaky bass lines and soulful, jazzy notes get mixed up uncompromisingly.

>The Dead Milkmen
– Pretty Music For Pretty Special People LP+MP3 (Quid Ergo)
Pulls six tracks off of their new album
Pretty Music For Pretty People plus three of the "C-sides" previously only available as MP3 digital downloads.
>Dead Soft
– Dead Soft LP (Kingfisher Bluez)
Heavy pop group from Vancouver, BC making the grunge revival sound strikingly immediate. "Dead Soft harken back to ‘90s grunge-pop with an affinity for overdriven guitars and catchy vocal hooks. The three-piece lays the fuzz on thick with their wall of sound, punctuated by slower moments of reflection, before the aural dam bursts once more."—Discorder Magazine

>Deaf Wish
– St. Vincent 7" (Sub Pop)
The
St Vincent EP is the first U.S. release by Melbourne, Australia's Deaf Wish. Deaf Wish have been blowing away audiences in Australia and the US since 2007 with a blistering blend of blown-out punk/noise-rock and layers of melodic haze not unlike early Sonic Youth.
>Diamond D And The Psychotic Neurotics
– Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Get On Down)
Long out-of-print, and even impossible to find on vinyl at the time of its release, Get On Down presents the classic Diamond D debut
Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop. As the album title states, this album is one long party from beginning to end. Diamond shines both on the mic and behind the boards creating one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever made.
>East River Pipe
– Gasoline Age [Reissue/1999] LP+MP3 (Merge)
Hailed by Rolling Stone as "the most gifted of the new loners," F.M. Cornog, aka East River Pipe, originally released Th
e Gasoline Age 15 years ago. Named 1999's Album of the Year by both The New York Times and The Independent (UK), The Gasoline Age was inspired in large part by nighttime drives on New Jersey's seedy Route 22. Automobile imagery appears throughout the album: cybercars, stolen cars, pimpmobiles. The vehicles all seem to carry with them a romanticism that emphasizes even further Cornog's gift of creating a lyrical mood without tying his flights of fancy down to specifics. HQ-180gm featuring nine unreleased tracks via the accompanying download.
>Esben And The Witch
– A New Nature LP (Nostromo)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "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
>Nico Fidenco
– Black Emanuelle [Reissue] LP (Dagored)
Nico Fidenco – Black Emanuelle: Orient Reportage [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. Black Emanuelle Orient Reportage aka Black Emanuelle Goes East is probably the most depraved of all the volumes of the Emanuelle series. Maestro Fidenco relies heavily on layered strings, horns, flutes, violins and an array of exotic instruments and aims for eclecticism in playing with versions of the main theme.
>Jeff Grace
– The House Of The Devil (Original Score) LP (Death Waltz)
Coming from the same kind of place as
The Omen and Rosemary's Baby, The House Of The Devil has a certain period aesthetic that is reflected in its brooding and slow-burning score. Whilst it starts with an electric guitar and synth piece that immediately sets the mood and the time, Grace's score doesn't immediately hit you over the head, instead building itself up over time and increasing intensity while always being absolutely unsettling. Transparent red vinyl.
>Hard Girls
– Hard LP (Asian Man)
Collection of songs previously unavailable on vinyl from several EPs, as well as previously unreleased material. These songs make up what made Hard Girls such a cult favorite with word of mouth and social media sharing of these songs.

>Holy Sons
– Lost Decade II LP (Chrome Peeler)
Radical self-therapy intended to unravel various psychological conflicts and capture an ongoing spiritual implosion during the 1990s of Emil Amos, whose name is immediately recognized by fans of reliable heavyweights such as Om, Grails, Lilacs & Champagne. With an intimacy comparable to Daniel Johnston's Walkman tapes, the ritualistic attempts of our man to capture the rawest picture of human behavior are helped along by the ingestion of mescaline, which explains the eerie witchlike glow of this collection. With contributions from comedian Duncan Trussell. Clear vinyl.

>Ice-T
– Rhyme Pays [Reissue/1987] LP (Rhino)
Before Ice-T's success acting in film and television made him a formidable prime-time presence, the artist was a major innovative force in hip-hop. Recognized for his vivid lyrics about inner-city violence, the rapper broke out in 1987, earning a gold record with his debut
Rhyme Pays, as well as major acclaim for Colors, the title song he wrote for Dennis Hopper's film about L.A. gangs.
>Iron Lung
– Savagery 7" (Iron Lung)
Twelve songs clocking in around six and a half minutes. Iron Lung's most raw Neanderthal power-violence flexes without bowing to the overworked conventions of the genre. Intentionally nasty and jarring music.

>Jukebox The Ghost
– The Great Unknown 7" (Yep Roc)
New single in advance of upcoming self-titled full-length (due October 21).

>Konstrukt/Joe McPhee
– Babylon LP+MP3 (Roaratorio)
Turkish free-improv group led by guitarist Umut Çağlar collaborating with the legendary saxophonist in Istanbul with no prior rehearsal or discussion, although the seamless meshing could fool anyone into thinking that they were a longtime working group. Çağlar, who comes to free jazz via electronic music, incorporates moogs and theremin.
Babylon swings from space-raga improv to soaring, full-throated anthemic melodies, to transmissions from some sort of Joe Meek jazz world where bird squeal falsettos pierce through a current of drums, only to struggle for breath, come up laughing, and take off far above.
>Lewis & Clarke
– Triumvirate LP (La Societe Expeditio)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Triumvirate is the first Lewis & Clarke album in five years, and is an hour plus trip of melancholic melodies and warm, world weary beauty. Complex, fragile arrangements mix with unexpected but natural elements to create a tapestry of delicate, intricate psychedelic folk.
>Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild
– Silk Pyramids LP (Thrice Great)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. Featured on
Silk Pyramids are the type of classic beats that made D.I.T.C. producer Buckwild a legend. These instrumentals are in the style that fans want most: that classic 1990's hardcore sound: jazzy, soulful and raw as hell. As a bonus, we have included two unreleased full songs not included on the CD or digital versions of the album.
>Jason Moran
– All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller LP (Blue Note)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
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.
>Ennio Morricone
– The Link (Extrasensorial) [Reissue/1982] LP (Dagored)
Ultra rare Ennio Morricone soundtrack for the 1982 horror/thriller
The Link (aka Extrasensorial or Blood Link) directed by Alberto De Martino. The Maestro Morricone delivers a stunning score that is by turns romantic and suspenseful, producing several layered foreground/background compositions and disturbing distortion effects, in accordance with the sophisticated mise-en-scène curated by cinematographer Romano Albani (Phenomena/Inferno) for De Martino's movie. 45rpm Audiophile Quality.
>T.E. Morris
– And You Were The Hunter LP (Function)
"While the wait for a new album by his 'day job' grows, T.E. Morris (that's Tom Morris to you) is proving to be one of the most prolific solo artists we've come across in a long time. He's put out a slew of EPs since January of last year, and has already released a full-length album this year. It was called
We Were Animals and came out in April. Yes, it's only been out for four months, but Morris sees no reason to wait to release his second full-length. That's the kind of work ethic a lot of bands would do terrible things for. Of course, it helps that writing songs comes as naturally to him as breathing does to the rest of us - anyone who's heard Her Name Is Calla's monumental debut The Quiet Lamb will agree - but nonetheless, the very existence of And You Were The Hunter comes as a surprise." – The Four Oh Five
>Rev. Norb & The Onions
– Rev. Norb & The Onions LP (Certified PR)
Sometimes you want your punk, and you want it served up stupid. Maybe stupid ain't the right word. You don't need it overly smart. Screw all the political hubbub and messages deep. Serve up a punk that's willing to just get drunk, shred some leads and allow you to throttle about, pogo-ing till those brainmeat start to dribble out of your ears like blue raspberry residue under a Slushy lid. Rock ‘n' rollers and outta' controllers. The Onions deliver this sorta tough, dunderheaded fun that we all need from time to time.

>Quintron
– Spellcaster II (Death In Space) LP (Pizza Burgler)
Although
Spellcaster II sounds nothing like Spellcaster I, it is in a way a return to form, as Spellcaster II (Death In Space) abandons the party style shout jams that Quintron and Miss Pussycat have become known for in favor of murky instrumental themes constructed from mostly unidentifiable sounds.
>Frank Sinatra
– Come Fly With Me [Reissue/1958] LP (Capitol)
Frank Sinatra – Sinatra & Swingin' Brass [Reissue/1962] LP (Capitol)
Vinyl reissues now available. Several others due October 27.

>Sleep Thieves
– You Want The Night LP (Minty Fresh)
"Taken from their similarly titled new album set for release this June,
You Want The Night is a darkly hypnotic and throbbing sample of new-age electro that sits somewhere in between Chromatics and Drive soundtrack alumni Desire. Much like the aforementioned film, the track is a throwback to ‘80s style production, kicking in with a simple but intoxicatingly sinister bassline whilst Sorcha Brennan's vocals veer in between lustful and hauntingly malicious." – The Line Of Best Fit
>Smashing Pumpkins
– Adore [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Virgin)
More than 15 years after its original release, and two weeks after the Deluxe Expanded versions,
Adore has been reissued on HQ-180gm double-LP.
>Spray Paint
– Clean Blood, Regular Acid LP (Monofonus Press)
Austin's self-described "no-no wave/dub/scum rock" band,
Spray Paint, grace us with their third full length LP, Clean Blood, Regular Acid. Their sound is a bit broken, contemptuous and unhealthy, yet entirely engrossing. At times, it's as equal parts The Fall as it is Endless Boogie, Eddy Current Suppression Ring or Nikki Sudden.
>The Stroke Band
– Green And Yellow [Reissue/1978] LP (Anthology Recordings)
Green And Yellow is the collected recordings of legendary lost 1970s Deep South freaksters, The Stroke Band. Seen and heard, until now, by only a few South Georgia pot heads, rednecks, sheriffs, strippers, and intoxicated US Marines. Fronted by Bruce Joyner—a swamp rat synthesis of Buddy Holly, Bryan Ferry and Jerry Lee Lewis—The Stroke Band were an art-punk aberration to anything else happening in South Georgia in 1978-79. This Anthology Recordings re-release of the Green And Yellow album is the first in any form since the private press LP came out in 1978.
>Marshal Allen Presents Sun Ra & His Arkestra
– In The Orbit Of Ra 4xLP (Strut)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.

>Joanne Shaw Taylor
– Dirty Truth LP (Axehouse Music)
New album from the British blues rock guitarist.

>Teenager
– E P L P LP (Telephone Explosion)
"Toronto's Teenager toil in garage-inflected post-punk, keeping the proceedings loose enough to give it character, but never soft. The band's new LP, EPLP features the swagger-heavy track ‘Mild Survival,' a sassy, sexy burner."—Noisey

>Throbbing Gristle
– Second Annual Report [Reissue/1977] LP (Industrial Records)
Throbbing Gristle – DOA: The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle [Reissue/1978] LP (Industrial Records)
Throbbing Gristle – Bring You 20 Jazz Funk Greats [Reissue/1979] LP (Industrial Records)
Throbbing Gristle – Heathen Earth: The Live Sounds Of Throbbing Gristle [Reissue/1980] LP (Industrial Records)
Throbbing Gristle – Throbbing Gristle's Greatest Hits [Reissue/1981] LP (Industrial Records)
Repressed in 2011, out-of-print shortly thereafter, and back in print again. Each album has been restored and remastered specifically for each format by Chris Carter from 24-bit "baked tape" digital transfers of the original first generation analogue master tapes. HQ-180gm.

>Una Bestia Incontrolable
– Nou Mon 7" (Iron Lung)
Two brand new long awaited songs to follow up last year's incredible
Observant Com El Món Es Destrueix LP on La Vida Es Un Mus. Anthemic industrial tinged hardcore punk with an anarcho slant from Barcelona.
>The Unicorns
– Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone [Reissue/2003] LP (Caterpillar)
Recently reissued on CD – now available on vinyl.
WWCOHWWG? was the third and final full- length album by the Canadian band, and was originally released in 2003. The album gained wide and immediate praise, with broad critical and commercial acclaim from outlets as diverse at NME, Pitchfork and The Village Voice. HQ-180gm pink/black vinyl.
>Various Artists
– Decadubs 4 12" (Hyperdub)
Vinyl-only companion-piece to
Hyperdub 10.3. Includes short tracks by Kode 9, The Bug, Dean Blunt, Cooly G, Lee Gamble, and others.
>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". Pressed on clear vinyl.

>Yes I'm Leaving
– Mission Bulb LP (Homeless)
Yes I'm Leaving have been bubbling away in the suburbs for a few years, releasing three LPs and perfecting an intense live show that is something akin to a sonic melting pot of Scratch Acid and Big Black, utilizing the dynamics of Fugazi and Guided By Voices. "Think Jesus Lizard, various grunge heroes at their most fiery, or a slimmed-down garage-rock version of Swans."—Stereogum

>Youth Code
– A Place To Stand 12" (Dais)
Youth Code's latest release,
A Place To Stand, is an expression of rage that could only come from Los Angeles. Perfectly capturing the frustration and claustrophobia of the early ‘80s L.A. hardcore scene but re-appropriating that aggression and melding it to the strict, pounding electronics of classic industrial. Limited to 400 on marble, and 500 on clear bottle green.
>Zigtebra
– The Brave LP (For Practically Everyone)
Zigtebra began as a papier-mâché-rich performance art project and has blossomed into a blissful pop duo that methodically excises from their songs anything that's not a hook.
The Brave is their second album. RIYL Bishop Allen, Lavender Diamond, The Carpenters.