released 18 NOVEMBER 2016
>CDs + Vinyl:

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Tori Amos – Boys For Pele [Reissue/1996] 2xCD/2xLP (Rhino)
Newly remastered version of Tori Amos’ 1996 album, expanded with 21 bonus tracks including a selection of B-sides, rare recordings, and four previously unreleased tracks.

>Rory Block
– Keepin’ Outta Trouble: A Tribute To Bukka White CD (Stony Plain)
Keepin' Outta Trouble is Rory Block’s sixth release in her “Mentor Series” that salutes the blues masters who’ve had a profound impact on her music. This time she pays tribute to Bukka White, one of the most influential country blues artists in history.
>Tim Buckley
– Wings: The Complete Singles 1966-1974 CD (Omnivore)
From folk to rock to psychedelia to jazz to soul, Tim Buckley continued to evolve and explore – pushing boundaries at every turn. Through the course of his career, 10 singles were issued from his nine albums, which are collected along with their B-sides on
Wings: The Complete Singles 1966-1974. Working with producers including Paul Rothchild, Jac Holzman, Jerry Yester, and Jerry Goldstein, Buckley’s recordings always sounded incredible – each producer bringing the right feel to his progressing musical persona. With material running chronologically from his self-titled debut from 1966 through 1974’s Look At The Fool, Wings traces his development as an artist and writer.
>Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons
- Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons CDEP (Motörhead Music)
Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell returns with a new five-song EP of Welsh-born rock ‘n’ roll.

>Celtic Women
– Voices Of Angles CD (Celtic Thunder Ltd.)
Celtic Woman has a remarkable twelve-year legacy of introducing the most talented singers and musicians from Ireland onto the world stage.
Voices Of Angels contains popular songs from the Celtic Woman repertoire along with several previously unrecorded tracks, all with new orchestral arrangements recorded with the 72-piece Orchestra of Ireland.
>Paolo Conte
– Amazing Game CD/LP (Decca)
First ever instrumental album by the Italian singer/songwriter. A collection of theatre production soundtracks and material recorded for study and other experimental purposes.

>Andra Day
– Merry Christmas From Andra Day CDEP (WB)
Buzzing vocalist Andra Day has been taking the music world by storm this year, and now she wants to help you ring in the holidays. The five-track Christmas collection includes covers of classics such as “Someday At Christmas” (with Stevie Wonder), “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Carol Of The Bells,” and “The First Noel.” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” was recorded with country singer Jennifer Nettles as a duet for Nettles’ upcoming holiday album. (Day will perform on
Empire’s White Hot Holidays, a music and variety special hosted by Taraji P. Henson and the cast of Empire that airs before the hit show’s season finale on FOX on December 7.)
>Diana
– Familiar Touch CD/LP (Caroline)
In 2012, the success of Diana's first single—which drew comparisons to the soft-focus pop of Roxy Music and Cocteau Twins—came as a surprise. Initially a one-off project, the Toronto-based trio quickly recorded more. Within a year they were touring internationally, remixed by Four Tet, and longlisted for Canada's prestigious Polaris Music Prize. Ahead of
Familiar Touch, their eagerly-anticipated sophomore LP, the band took extended time to reflect and consider what's next, eventually finding their way over sessions at a rented cottage in rural Québec. "Well worth the wait," says Thump, who note the album's more rhythmically driven sound. This from newfound inspiration: early '90s dance music and the rich, ambitious studio production that defined in the '70s and '80s.
>Disturbed
– Live At Red Rocks CD (Reprise)
Live At Red Rocks captures Disturbed's August 15, 2016 show at the Colorado amphitheater where the band stopped during their tour in support of Immortalized. [Vinyl edition due December 16.]
>DNCE
– DNCE CD (Republic)
Assembled by frontman Joe Jonas in the summer of 2015, DNCE's all-star bandmates include bassist and keyboardist Cole Whittle, who co-founded the band Semi Precious Weapons, South Korean bred guitarist JinJoo, who has toured with the Jonas Brothers, Charli XCX, and CeeLo Green, and drummer Jack Lawless, who has previously joined the Jonas Brothers, Night Terrors of 1927, and Soft Swells on the road.

>E-4
- The D-Boy Diary: Book 1 CD (Heavy On Grind)
E-4 - The D-Boy Diary: Book 2 CD (Heavy On Grind)
26
th and 27th albums from the veteran hip-hop kingpin. You can tell the difference between the volumes by the color hat he wears each cover: red on Book 1 and blue on Book 2. Quotable lines, mind-bending flows from a rap veteran.
>Excel
– The Joke’s On You [Reissue/1989] CD/LP (Southern Lord)
Reissue of the SoCal punk-hardcore-metal hybrid outfit’s second album, originally released in 1989. Excel never achieved commercial success during their years of performing and recording, but they are considered to be one of the first crossover thrash bands to come out of Venice, along with their hometown heroes Suicidal Tendencies.

>Fluxion
– Vibrant Forms III CD/LP (Subwax Bcn)
Fluxion’s correct formula: massive, booming basses, clicks and hisses, atmospheric thunderstorms, opium smoke-scented streaks of reverb, dub echoes, all blended with warmth.

>Freedom Call
– The Master Of Light CD/LP (Steamhammer/SPV)
New album from the German power metal band.

>Frenzal Rhomb
– We Lived Like Kings: The Best Of Frenzal Rhomb CD/2xLP (Fat Wreck Chords)
Australian punk veterans are coming up on their 25
th anniversary. We Lived Like Kings: The Best Of Frenzal Rhomb gathers 35 tracks from their discography, fully remastered by Descendants’ Bill Stevenson.
>High Valley
– Dear Life CD (WB)
New release from the country music duo.
Dear Life features 11 songs, including the current Top 25 country radio smash "Make You Mine". Also included on the album is "Forever Young" which is featured in the EA Sports game Madden NFL '17.
>Highly Suspect –
The Boy That Died Wolf CD/Cassette (300 Entertainment)
“Brooklyn based rockers Highly Suspect’s unburdened and don’t give a f**k attitude is exactly what the state of the world needs right now. Whether it be a slow burning rumination or an aggressive punk flavored kick to the gut, these guys deliver a second album that explodes out of the current state of the world in the best of ways. This is the same band that was nominated for two Grammys for their outstanding debut
Mister Asylum album, and we are relieved that if anything, it only added to their creative tension. Not settling for a mediocre sophomore album, they moved to Bogota, Columbia to escape the typical recording process. The Boy Who Died Wolf is far from a sequel to their hit debut, it is a sprint to new ground with their typical genre breaking and confident rock middle finger laced tracks.” – Ear To The Ground
>Faith Hill
– Deep Tracks CD (WB)
A curation of some Hill’s favorite songs, including three unreleased tracks.

>The Human League
– Anthology: A Very British Synthesizer Group 2xCD (Virgin)
The story of The Human League encompasses three very distinct line-ups, all of which have their merits. This anthology includes 30 songs on two CDs and features all of the hit singles, including seven previously unreleased edits.

>I’m Glad It’s You
– The Things I Never Say CD (6131)
This new album from the Redlands, CA band is a ‘90s alt-rock throwback recorded and mixed by Alex Estrada (Joyce Manor, Silver Snakes, Touché Amore). [Vinyl edition due December 16.]

>Ion Dissonance
– Cast The First Stone CD/LP (Good Fight Music)
Brutal, technical, pit-friendly grooves from Montreal, Canada.

>Alex Izenberg
– Harlequin CD/LP (Weird World)
Harlequin is the culmination of over five furious years of writing and recording. Izenberg’s songs invoke the feel of Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, and Elton John. Those pop rock radio titans of ‘70s songwriting shimmer through Alex’s work, but those moments are filtered and warped until they sound completely new, naïve, peculiar and completely Alex Izenberg. His is an idiosyncratic pop world and we’re lucky to be in it.
>Keith Jarrett
– A Multitude Of Angels 4xCD (ECM)
A four-disc set of recordings culled from a series of solo concerts Jarret performed in Italy 20 years ago.
A Multitude Of Angels documents the conclusion of his experiments with long-form improvisation with performances in Modena, Ferrara, Turin, and Genoa.
>Jay Som
– Turn Into CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
Jay Som is the moniker of San Francisco-based musician Melina Duterte who, at 22, has already self-released a debut album: a collection of finished and unfinished songs titled
Turn Into, which was recently described by Pitchfork as “deceivingly textured and intricate pop songs—flush with nimbly intertwined guitar melodies and distressed fidelity.” While Gold Flake Paint said of Duerte: “Melina Duerte is a wizard. Quite how she manages to eek such lustrous, iridescent wonder out of a collection of scraps (‘finished and unfinished songs’) is proof that what lies in her songwriting is something mystical, an intangible force of feeling that floods the rooms and walls within which it finds itself.” [Limited fuchsia color vinyl pressing also available.]
>Jethro Tull
– Stand Up (The Elevated Edition) [Reissue/1969] 2xCD+DVD (Rhino/Parlophone)
Jethro Tull’s second album,
Stand Up, marked an early turning point for the band with the addition of guitarist Martin Barre along with Ian Anderson’s introduction of folk-rock influences to the group’s blues-based sound. This Deluxe expanded reissue includes the original album and bonus tracks (including the previously unreleased “Bouree”) remixed in 5.1 surround and stereo by Steven Wilson, 96/24 flat transfer of the original stereo master tapes, 96/24 flat transfer of the original mono and stereo mixes of “Living In The Past” and “Driving Song,” video of the band performing live in January 1969, all set in deluxe packaging.
>Justice
– Women CD/2xLP+CD (Because Music)
Justice’s new album
Woman is a journey that catapults you from the elastic R&B pop of “Pleasure” straight into the rush of “Alakazam!”. Twirls through a dazzling bout of thumping electronic piano and clavinet sparring during “Fire”’s dancefloor peacocking, barely pausing for breath before it lands at “Stop” -- a sparkling, bittersweet slice of disco pop that boasts one of the best chorus the pair have ever had on a track. “Randy” has a melody Michael McDonald would have killed a fellow Doobie Brother for (if Michael McDonald was into gut-shuddering electro that is). “Love S.O.S”, meanwhile, sounds like the greatest disco anthem you’ve never heard. [Three-sided double vinyl edition features an etching on the D-side and includes a copy on CD.]
>Robert Earl Keen
– Live Dinner Reunion 2xCD (Dualtone)
Live album from Robert Earl Keen with special guests celebrating the 20th year anniversary of his most successful album
No. 2 Live Dinner. Joining Keen on stage for the historic event were Joe Ely, Cory Morrow, Cody Canada, Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly, Bruce Robison and former college roommate and touring compadre, Lyle Lovett. [Vinyl edition due January 27.]
>Miranda Lambert
– The Weight Of These Wings 2xCD/3xLP (RCA)
Disc One:
The Nerve. Disc Two: The Heart. A 24-song collection of all songs she helped write.
>Lamb Of God
– The Duke CDEP (Epic)
Two new tracks from the Virginia metal band plus three live jams.

>Little Mix
– Glory Days CD (Sony)
Fourth studio album by the British girl group (the first and so far, only) group to win
The X Factor).
>Man & The Echo
– Man & The Echo CD/LP (1965/PIAS America)
“Man & The Echo are here to inject rebellion back into rock and roll: with validated remarks on unhappy political control, a celebration of free-sprit, cracking guitar rhythms and elevating sound.” – Gigslutz

>Harvey Mandel
– Snake Pit CD/LP (Tompkins Square)
Harvey Mandel played with Canned Heat, John Mayall and the Rolling Stones, and released solo albums on the Phillips and Janus labels in the ‘70s. Considered one of the most innovative and influential blues-rock guitarists, he has played on stage in the past few years with Bob Dylan and Gregg Allman.
Snake Pit was recorded at Fantasy Studios with musicians who have played with Ryley Walker and Sun Kil Moon.
>Bruno Mars
– 24K Magic CD/LP+MP3 (Atlantic)
While the world was busy dancing to Bruno Mars' “Uptown Funk” at the top of 2015, the singer was partying in the studio and creating his latest groovy hit. The new party anthem was launched with a music video to match its celebratory flavor (an appropriately flashy video featuring planes, cars, butts, gambling, and dancing, all in Vegas.) “You want to kick the door down instead of politely say, 'Hey guys, check this out.' So I think that was the whole objective — to make sure the visual came with the song so people can know, 'When we wrote this, this is what we felt like,’” Mars said. “When I'm performing, this is what I want you to feel like. Hopefully everyone's partying with us.” The Grammy-winning star said in an interview with The Associated Press he wrote “24K Magic” around the time “Uptown Funk” topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart last year. It is the first single — or invitation to the party as Mars puts it — for his third album of the same name.

>The Mark III
- Mavin Whoremonger [Reissue/1976] CD/LP (Now Again)
A sought-after funk album from 1976,
Marvin Whoremonger is a concept-piece executed by a Las Vegas hustler, pairing the troubled musings of a transient vocalist with the exuberant funk of a teenage trio. Embellished by session musicians in Hollywood with synthesizers and a large horn section, Marvin Whoremonger lurked behind a garish, anonymous jacket and failed immediately, despite producer Cholly Williams exhorts in his liner notes that the album would lead to international stardom for all involved. Forty years later it has aged well, and stands as an immediately accessible - yet bizarre - exercise in late-period, pure funk music.
>Metallica
– Hardwired… To Self Destruct 2xCD/3xCD/2xLP+MP3/3xLP+MP3 (Blackened)
After an eight-year span between releases, Metallica fans have been chomping at the bit for new music and the early response has been mostly positive. The lead single ‘Hardwired’ arrived with a great, punk-infused thrashy energy that was indicative of what was to come. Bassist Robert Trujillo credited producer Rick Rubin who started transitioning Metallica toward a reunion with their thrash roots on their last album, 2008’s
Death Magnetic. “We’ve got too many riffs and we’ve got to jam them out to see what survives,” he recently told Full Metal Jackie. “And some of the things that doesn’t survive could be the best riff on another band’s album. I think that having that youthful energy to create and being excited about it is what keeps us — at least on this new record — has kept things fresh.” Meanwhile, with Hardwired…, Metallica have made an album that unites rather than divides. Speaking with the BBC, James Hetfield revealed that the band has strayed from politics and religion for subject matter. ‘We all have our own beliefs but, at the end of the day, we’re trying to connect with people and it seems like political views don’t do that as much as music does,’ says the singer. [Both CD and vinyl versions are available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus disc featuring four non-album cuts and ten live tracks recorded at Rasputin Music, Berkeley, CA on April 16th, 2016. Limited red color vinyl pressing also available.]
>MF Doom
– Operation: Doomsday [Reissue/1999] CD (Metal Face)
Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF Doom hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)'s 1994 sophomore album
Bl_ck B_st_rds was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF Doom and the rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol' Dirty Bastard kind of way.
>Outlaws
– Legacy Live CD (Steamhammer US)
Formed in Tampa in 1972, The Outlaws, known for their triple guitar rock attack and three part country harmonies, became one of the first acts signed by Clive Davis (at the urging of Ronnie Van Zant) to his then fledgling Arista Records. The band’s first three albums
The Outlaws, Lady In Waiting and Hurry Sundown featuring such rock radio favorites as “There Goes Another Love Song,” “Green Grass & High Tides,” “Knoxville Girl” and “Freeborn Man” would become worldwide gold and platinum landmarks of the Southern rock era. All of these hits are featured on their new live album, Legacy Live.
>Shane Parish
– Undertaker Please Drive Slow CD (Tzadik)
A longtime resident of the Appalachian town of Asheville, North Carolina, Shane Parish is the mastermind behind the cutting edge rock band Ahleuchatistas, and is the guitarist for the experimental bands Doom Ribbons, Library of Babel, and Blind Thorns. Here he steps out with a remarkable and soulful acoustic solo project that digs deep into Appalachian roots. Taking classic old timey folk songs, Shane has abstracted them in utterly fascinating ways evoking the haunting and brooding world of the American South. At times reminiscent of John Fahey and Robbie Basho, at times of John Cage and Morton Feldman, Shane uses these beautiful songs as launching pads for his creative flights of fancy, at times boiling them down to their very essence.

>Pink Martini
– Je Dis Oui! CD (Heinz)
15 new songs from Portland, Oregon's globe-trotting “little orchestra” featuring songs in 8 languages, including the band's first forays into Armenian and Xhosa. Caramel-voiced Rufus Wainwright contributes a memorable rendition of “Blue Moon.” [Vinyl edition due January 27.]

>Protest The Hero
– Pacific Myth CD (Razor & Tie)
Six songs from the band's exclusive membership series they did only for fans. [Vinyl version due December 9.]

>Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
– A Little Something More From CD/LP+MP3 (Stax)
This companion to the band's critically acclaimed 2015 self-titled debut features new studio recordings of live favorites, album B-sides, and a live recording.

>R.E.M.
– Out Of Time [Reissue/1991] CD/2xCD/3xCD+Blu-ray/LP+MP3/3xLP+MP3 (Concord)
Digitally remastered 25th Anniversary edition – available in a variety of editions: Single disc, expanded double disc, and Deluxe four-disc. Double adds a CD of 19 demos, while the Deluxe features a 1991 live show, plus eight music videos, a 1991 electronic press kit video, and the album in hi-res and 5.1 Surround Sound formats on a Blu-ray disc.

>Sixx: A.M.
– Prayers For The Blessed Vol. 2 CD/LP (Eleven Seven Music)
Former Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx announced that his band Sixx: A.M. was going to deliver two records this year back in July 2015. He chose to spread
Prayers For The Blessed out for a reason: “Because when a band releases a double album,” he said, “a lot of times, about halfway through the second record, you say, ‘sounds like they ran out of gas.’ So, by putting them out separately, we’ll give the fans time to absorb each one fully.” From the outsider anthem "We Will Not Go Quietly" to the operatic show stopper "Maybe It's Time" and groove-driven, radio-ready rocker "That's Gonna Leave A Scar", Prayers For The Blessed Vol 2. displays the many sides of Sixx: A.M.'s sound, something that the band was able to develop by ramping up the amount of time they spent out on the road. "We really found ourselves onstage and it's influencing the way we write," says Nikki Sixx. "We started focusing on our music not only as songwriters and lyricists but also stayed conscious of what would transfer over live to the audience.”
>Slaves
– Take Control CD/LP (Republic)
New album from the UK punk duo, recorded in California with Mike D (Beastie Boys), who appears on the track “Consume Or Be Consumed.” Baxter Dury (Rough Trade, son of Ian Dury) also guests.

>Solange
– A Seat At The Table CD (Columbia)
“The third album by Solange Knowles,
A Seat At The Table, is a record about black survival in 2016; a combination of straight talk and refracted R&B for what she calls her ‘project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing.’ Beyond titles that telegraph the album's powerful, political backbone – ‘F.U.B.U.,’ ‘Mad,’ ‘Don't Touch My Hair’ – it’s a fantastic-sounding LP that takes sonic cues from dusty soul sides while sounding as timely as a freshly sent tweet. Co-executive-produced by Solange and neo-soul sage Rapahel Saadiq, A Seat At The Table derives its sonic power from lightness, with Solange's simply stated opinions landing harder as a result. A triptych of songs serve as invitations for people to check themselves: ‘Don't You Wait’ pairs a stuttering bass line and Solange's falsetto with lyrics about removing negative influences from her life; ‘Don't Touch My Hair’ uses sparkling synths and drowsy horns as broadsides against those who might deny Solange and other black women their bodily autonomy; the trembling guitars of ‘Don't Wish Me Well’ provide a glittery backdrop as Solange revels in her personal growth. ‘Junie,’ a lightly percolating shimmy that pays tribute to funk polymath Junie Morrison (Ohio Players, Parliament-Funkadelic), brings Andre 3000's falsetto and a vamping piano into its heady mix” – Rolling Stone. [Vinyl edition due December 9.]
>Soundgarden
– Badmotorfinger [Reissue/1991] CD/2xCD/4xCD+2xDVD+Blu-ray/2xLP (A&M)
25th anniversary of Soundgarden’s 2x platinum album. Four editions: Single disc (boring); Expanded double-disc (warmer) which features eight studio outtakes seven tracks from
Live At The Paramount; A massive 7-disc (hot) box set which includes everything but the drugs the band took while recording the album, including the full Live At The Paramount concert recorded in 1992, additional video footage, and much more (batteries not included). Deluxe three-sided vinyl reissue featuring an etching on the D-side and a 3D lenticular silver foil sheath also available.
>Soundtrack
– Moana CD (Walt Disney)
Pacific contributors to the soundtrack of Disney's latest animated film Moana say the music is an authentic reflection of the sound and culture of the South Pacific.
Moana follows the adventures of a young Polynesian princess and navigator who is accompanied by the superhero-demigod Maui, but in the run-up to the film's premiere reaction has been divided between those who have praised its cultural inclusiveness and others who feared the potential for cultural appropriation. Australian based band Te Vaka was approached by Disney to help write the soundtrack and its bandleader Opetaia Foa'i said despite the controversy, the filmmakers spent years researching to get the film right. Mr Foa'i said he has spent more than 20 years promoting the culture of the South Pacific through the music of Te Vaka. ‘If it didn't align with what I was doing, even though it was Disney, I wouldn't be involved.’ Initially the young, female and Polynesian lead character was feted for the promotion of diversity but the portrayal of Maui came under fire for reinforcing negative stereotypes about Polynesian obesity. But he said the investment in some contemporary Polynesian storytellers indicated Disney is working hard to allay fears of cultural appropriation. Mr Foa'i worked with Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights) and Mark Mancina (The Lion King, Tarzan) on the movie soundtrack and he highlights the inclusion of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson who gives voice to the character of Maui, along with New Zealand's Rachel House and Temuera Morrison who bring Gramma Tala and Chief Tui to life.” – Radio New Zealand
>Doug Stanhope
– No Place Like Home CD (Comedy Dynamics)
On
No Place Like Home, Standhope tackles an abundance of hard-hitting issues, from caring for the mentally-ill, to Vietnam vets, being locked up abroad, and why everyone should kick like they kick. Listen him also take on ISIS, global poverty, TMZ and LGBT related issues. No one is off the table on this stand-up special including Gabrielle Giffords, the Duggars daughters, Caitlyn Jenner and Robin Williams.
>Tasseomancy
– Do Easy CD/LP+MP3 (Bella Union)
Tasseomancy is Canadian twin sisters Sari and Romy Lightman. For the seasoned loners, stoners, and lackadaisically laid,
Do Easy was written as a dead-beat anthem for a generation who was told that anything is possible after the possibility slows. Serene, strange and magnetically sung, it honors its free-thinking forebears without being weighed down by them, creating immersive worlds of loving allusion. Soft synths and crystalline harmonies merge hypnotically on “Dead Can Dance And Neil Young,” an invitation to “fade into folk song.” If folk song this is, it’s folk of great idiosyncrasy, where vocoded chorales provide atmospheric shading and alto-saxophones drift like cigarette smoke from a David Lynch dream-film. Between the new age synth of “Claudine & Annie”, the ambient swoon of “29 Palms”, Kate Bush-like prog-psych of “Missoula” and gently lapping title-track, Do Easy plays like pop from a parallel world.
>Teethgrinder
– Nihilism CD/LP (Lakeshore/Lifeforce)
In between grindcore, death metal, powerviolence, sludge, crust, and black metal, listeners will be confronted with an extreme violent and crude crossover sound.

>Umphrey’s McGee
– ZONKEY CD (Nothing Too Fancy Music)
Umphrey's McGee has been arranging and performing original mashups live for over eight years. It was only a matter of when, not if, some of those innovative concoctions would find their way into a studio. And that when has arrived.
ZONKEY is an album of 12 unique mashups, conceived, arranged and executed by the band. It is as seamless as it bizarre, playful as it is razor sharp. Bits and pieces of classic songs are culled from 40+ years of popular music from ‘70s reggae to ‘80s pop to ‘90s metal and everywhere in between. From Radiohead mashed with Beck, The Weekend with Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads with Bob Marley, Metallica with Gorillaz... nothing is off limits. “ZONKEY clearly pays homage to some of our favorite artists and songs. While we've tried to reproduce the spirit of the original compositions and recordings, we've also tried to have some fun with the structure as we've often combined seemingly dissimilar musical elements to create a new vibe altogether,” notes keyboardist Joel Cummins.
>Various Artists
- Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute To David Bowie CD (Virtual Label Group)
Let All The Children Boogie is an all-ages album dedicated to the music and artistry of David Bowie. The album features new interpretations of his work from a diverse group of artists with the mission of sharing his legacy and messages with a new generation. Proceeds from the record will benefit the It Gets Better Project and its mission to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. In short, It Gets Better works towards a world where all the children can boogie freely.
>The Weeklings
– Studio 2 CD/LP/Cassette (Jem)
The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik aka Lefty Weekling (bass and vocals), Bob Burger aka Zeek Weekling (rhythm guitar and vocals), John Merjave aka Rocky Weekling (lead guitar and vocals) and Joe Bellia aka Smokestack Weekling (drums and vocals). The band takes it to the next level recording and performing Beatles-inspired power pop original songs along with unreleased Lennon/McCartney/Harrison songs.

>The Who
– My Generation [Reissue/1965] 5xCD (MCA)
Super deluxe five CD edition of the British rock quartet’s explosive debut album. Here, the album is spread across five discs that includes the original mono album remastered in 2016, the original album with new stereo mixes (previously unreleased on CD), 23 mono mixed bonus tracks, 21 stereo mixed bonus tracks, and 11 demos. The stunning package also features an 80-page booklet with unseen period photos, new liner notes from Pete Townshend, and six replica inserts of flyers, posters, and membership cards.


DVDs + Blu-ray:
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The Beatles – Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years DVD/Blu-ray/2xDVD/2xBlu-ray (Capitol)
Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career
Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. The film focuses on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. [Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe double-disc adds over 100 minutes of special features covering all aspects of The Beatles early career right up to 1966.]
>Dickey Betts/Jimmy Hall/Chuck Leavell/Butch Trucks
– Live At The Coffee Pot 1983 DVD (Music Expo)
After the Allman Brothers split up in 1982, Dickey Betts formed a new band, recruiting the soulful vocalist and sax player from Wet Willie, Jimmy Hall as co-leader. They also got fellow ABB members Chuck Leavell, David Goldflies, and Butch Trucks to join, forming the Betts, Hall, Leavell, and Trucks Band (aka BHLT). The band never recorded an album, but their live shows were legendary.

>Depeche Mode
– Video Singles Collection 3xDVD (Sony Legacy)
More than four hours of the post-punk pioneers' groundbreaking music videos spanning 1981-2013 (and two-plus hours of audio commentary).

>Elton John
– To Russia… With Elton DVD (Shout! Factory)
Live performances filmed during Elton John’s 1979 tour of Soviet Russia.

>Rush
– Time Stand Still DVD/Blu-ray (Zoe)
This feature-length documentary film chronicles the final major tour for legendary rock band Rush. It is an intimate view 'under the hood' of a historic moment from the perspective of the band, their fans, crew, and management. Featuring interviews with the band throughout their sold-out 2015 40th Anniversary tour, the film also shows rarely seen backstage footage capturing the final moments of life on the road. Highlighted as well is the impact on the band's fans and the world that has been built around the beloved Canadian trio. This is the final touring chapter of a band that has meant so much to so many fans around the world. With narration by Paul Rudd. Running time: 1 hour 37 minutes of documentary footage with an additional 67 minutes of never-before-released bonus content.


This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Devon Allman
– Ride Or Die CD (Ruf)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Son of Greg Allman, Devon Allman’s new album
Ride Or Die contains twelve soulful and powerful tracks that showcase Allman's maturity as a songwriter.
>The Bad Plus
- It's Hard LP (Masterworks)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Bad Plus’s eleventh studio recording sees the leaderless trio of bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King returning to the distinctive deconstruction of pop forms that first drew them international attention almost two decades ago. Recorded this past April at NYC’s Brooklyn Recording with longtime engineer Pete Rende (Joshua Redman, Bill McHenry),
It’s Hard spans both era and inspiration as The Bad Plus offer new perspectives on this collection of covers (Crowded House, Kraftwerk, Prince, Johnny Cash, Cindi Lauper, Peter Gabriel, Barry Manilow, Maroon 5, etc.).
>The Beatles
– Live At Hollywood Bowl LP (Capitol)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Live At The Hollywood Bowl is a new album that captures the joyous exuberance of The Beatle’s three sold-out concerts at Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965, and is a companion to The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, Ron Howard's authorized and highly-anticipated documentary feature film about the band's early career.
>Broken Social Scene
– Feel Good Lost [Reissue/2001] LP (Arts & Crafts)
Vinyl reissue of the debut album by Broken Social Scene. Remastered for the 15th anniversary. The band’s Brendan Canning said of the album: “A lot of this record was made during the hours of midnight and seven AM which really informs the quietness of
Feel Good Lost.”
>Jimmy Buffet
– A-1-A [Reissue/1974] LP (MCA)
Jimmy Buffet – Songs You Know By Heart [Reissue/1985] LP (MCA)
Vinyl reissues of Buffet’s fifth album and his 1985 greatest hits collection.

>Eric Clapton
– Live In San Diego (With Special Guest JJ Cale) 3xLP (Reprise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On March 15, 2007, Eric Clapton's world tour stopped at San Diego's iPayOne Center (originally the San Diego Sports Arena and now the Valley View Casino Center). The band lineup for the tour consisted of Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall II on guitars, Chris Stainton and Tim Carmon on keyboards, Willie Weeks on bass, Steve Jordan on drums, and backing vocalists Michelle John and Sharon White. During the set, Clapton's long-time musical inspiration, JJ Cale, sat in for five songs, including three from their Grammy- winning 2006 album
The Road To Escondido.
>Guy Clarke
– Old No. 1 [Reissue/1975] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Guy Clark's debut from 1975 is one of the all-time classic country singer/songwriter records. By the time of its release the Texas native had been shopping his tunes in Nashville for a few years and the songs from
Old No. 1 were already well aged and often covered. Regardless, though Clark considers himself more a songwriter than a recording artist, nobody holds a candle to these performances. From the rollicking Texas swing of opener “Rita Ballou” to the finger picked heartbreak of closer “Let Him Roll” there is not a stinker to be found. Features help from Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and a young Steve Earle.
>Cradle Of Filth
– From The Cradle To Enslave [1999] 12” (Sin UK)
Blood red color vinyl edition the 1999 7-track mini-album by English extreme metal band.

>Crowded House
– Crowded House [Reissue/1986] LP+MP3 (Capitol)
Crowded House – Temple Of Low Men [Reissue/1988] LP+MP3 (Capitol)
Crowded House – Woodface [Reissue/1991] LP+MP3 (Capitol)
Crowded House – Together Alone [Reissue/1993] LP+MP3 (Capitol)
Crowded House – Afterglow [Reissue/1999] LP+MP3 (Capitol)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the Australian/New Zealand pop band’s first four albums and their 2000 B-sides/rarities collection.

>The Dean Ween Group
– The Deaner Album 2xLP (ATO)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
The Deaner Album is the debut album from The Dean Ween Group. On it, guitarist Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo brings his love of classic guitar rock to 14 original compositions (including four instrumentals) that echo everything from classic rock to cracked country to the quirky mix of soul, funk, metal and punk that defined Ween. “My tastes are very mainstream; I love Jimi Hendrix and Santana and Zeppelin, but my ears are always open,” The Deaner says. “P-Funk, they’re right up there with the Beatles. That’s what my influences were – that and punk rock – and I wanted all that in this album.” After Ween stopped, I put my guitar down for almost a year,” he continues. “I’ll never do that again. I’m so into practicing and writing and being good at my craft right now. I’m back in playoff shape. I write and play and record all day, every day, and I’m going to keep it there for the rest of my life.”
>Death
– The Sound Of Perseverance [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Relapse)
Vinyl reissue of the metal band’s final album expanded with over an hour of previously unreleased material. Limited gold color vinyl pressing also available.

>Nina Diaz
– The Beat Is Dead LP (Cosmica)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut solo album from lead singer of popular alt-rock trio Girl In A Coma.

>Disaster Strikes
– In The Age Of Corporate Personhood LP (Alternative Tentacles)
Produced by underground legend Richard Marr,
Disaster Strikes delivers Boston hardcore punk with impactful lyrics about social justice and workers’ rights. These ten blistering tracks encapsulate the raw energy and intensity of the band’s live sets.
>Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
– Stranger Things: Volume Two 2xLP (Lakeshore)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “A journey through the work of groups like Goblin, who scored much of horror maestro Dario Argento’s work, and Tangerine Dream, who provided the score for a number of films, including
Sorcerer, Firestarter, and The Keep” – Consequence Of Sound. [Limited clear vinyl pressing also available.]
>Dr. John
– Dr. John’s Gumbo [Reissue/1972] LP (Acoustic Sounds)
200gm vinyl reissue of the New Orleans singer/pianist’s fifth album.

>Shana Falana
– Here Comes The Wave LP (Team Love)
“Dark pop,” Shana Falana calls it, when pressed for a genre. On
Here Comes The Wave, the veteran of the Brooklyn and San Francisco undergrounds deals in paradoxes and oppositions: drones stormy and serene, layers of warmth streaked with wildness and troubled riffs, ethereal forces at war and at play.
>Johnny Farmer
– Wrong Doers [Reissue/1998] LP (Fat Possum)
This Delta resident thinks of himself as a bulldozer driver rather than a blues singer and slide guitarist.

>Flyying Colors
– Mindfullness LP (Shellshock)
“Australia’s Flyying Colours sit squarely in the shoegaze revival (ok, ‘neugaze) of the last ten years. That’s not to say they’re derivative at all. Like their many neugaze cohorts and tour mates (pinkshinyultrablast), they’re excellent songwriters, and also versatile, commonly forging new sounds from the many incarnations of the shoegaze genre since its mid-eighties birth. For instance, ‘It’s Tomorrow Now,’ the first single from their debut full length
Mindfullness, Flyying Colours set the swoon-worthy vocal harmonies of members Brodie J Brümmer and Gemma O’Connor atop non-standard tuned riffs and soloed squalls of pedal effects.” – Ravelin
>Gas
– Box 10xLP+4xCD (Kompakt)
Finally! A luxurious 10xLP+4xCD box set with each album presented as a triple LP pressing (as opposed to the original double LP editions). Wolfgang Voigt collects 80 percent of his legendary (and somewhat mythical due to the scarcity of the records) Gas project in this beautifully crafted, deluxe box set featuring the near-perfect albums
Zauberberg (1997), Königsforst (1998), Pop (2000) and the extended player Oktember (1999). For the uninitiated, Gas takes the techniques of the echo-laden Chain Reaction techno of Berlin's famed Hard Wax shop wall and moves it from the urbanite city dwelling to the deepest recesses of the forest. A dense, hypnotic blend of endless classical music-sourced loops and 4/4 beats create a foggy, dreamlike, dense and immersive soundscape. Absolutely essential.
>In Flames
– Battles 2xLP (Eleven Seven Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Battles is the twelfth album from Swedish metal band In Flames. Recorded in Los Angeles, the 15-track album sees the band taking a new approach while staying true to their vision and encompassing their unique, signature sound. In Flames brought in Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance, The Used) as a collaborator. “I think being in California really affected this album in the sense that we had a studio in the house that we were staying at and the vibe was really relaxed which lent itself to productivity,” says vocalist Anders Fridén. “It really helped having a producer who could make us focus on what we needed to accomplish and keep us on track,” he adds. “This was a very new approach for us because we’ve never let anyone else in the way we did with Howard,” says guitarist Björn Gelotte. “[2014’s] Siren Charms had a very dark vibe to it,” he contines. “We recorded it at a cold, damp and dark time during the year in Berlin so it gave it a certain melancholy to the record. Now recording in L.A. with the sunshine it’s a different energy.”
>Junk Son
– Beginning Ending Pretending LP (PIAS America)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Late-night atmospheric electronic soul from the South London producer.

>Lady Wray
– Queen Alone (Instrumentals) LP (Big Crown)
Lady Wray's latest LP,
Queen Alone, showcased Wray's inarguable vocal talent. However, behind that talent is a musical force deserving of its own recognition. And that's where the spotlight shines on Queen Alone Instrumentals. The record was written and recorded in 10 days at the legendary Diamond Mine Studios, in Queens NY with Leon Michels and Thomas Brenneck handling production for the sessions. Michels and Brenneck are both multi-instrumentalists. Leon Michels contributes his talents on keys, guitar, sax, flute as well as drums and percussion throughout the project. Brenneck handles guitars and bass as well as percussion.
>Tony Lucca
– Canyon Songs [2006] LP (Rock Ridge Music)
First time available on vinyl and celebrating the 10-year anniversary of what many fans and critics concede could be the crown jewel of Lucca’s catalog, the emotive
Canyon Songs, a touching 10-track tip of the cap to the legendary Laurel Canyon sound immortalized by master musicians including Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne.
>M83
– Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (Mute)
Clear vinyl repress of M83’s epic sixth album.

>Moby & The Void Pacific Choir
– These Systems Are Failing LP (Mute)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. As with much of Moby's output during his nearly three-decade long career, it's not surprising that a spiritual and political questioning underpins
These Systems Are Failing. “That quality of atmospheric sadness I've done so much of before isn't here -- there's nothing quiet or ambient,” he notes. “Sonically, this record isn't subtle: it's big & loud, with huge kick drums & massive choral choruses.”
>Moderat
– Eating Hooks 10”/12” (Mute)
One is a 10” that contains a live version of "Eating Hooks" (the original featured on Moderat's third album,
III) on one side and an etching by Monkeytown affiliate Siriusmo on the other. The second single is a 12” that contains two new versions of "Eating Hooks"—a Night Drps remix and a Solomun edit of Siriusmo's remix.
>Old 97s
– Wreck Your Life [1995] LP+MP3 (Bloodshot)
First time on wax as a standalone release.
Wreck Your Life documents a band hitting its stride, the confidence growing as quickly as the crowds, and it holds up beautifully. True punk mettle fearlessly cross-bred with deep country soul.
>Pavo Pavo
– Young Narrator In The Breakers LP+MP3 (Bella Union)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. “Last year Brooklyn quintet and Dave Longstreth associates Pavo Pavo, the band formerly known as Plume Giant, impressed us with their single ‘Ran Ran Run.’ The first advance track from their new album
Young Narrator In The Breakers is even better. ‘Wiserway’ is a psychedelically inclined chamber-pop duet that gorgeously floats through the space between Grizzly Bear and Sparklehorse.” – Stereogum
>Phish
– Big Boat 2xLP (Jemp)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Phish’s 13
th album Big Boat was produced by Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss), making this the producer's second collaboration with Phish following 2014's Fuego, and was recorded between Nashville, New York, and their home state of Vermont. Big Boat takes it's title from the Jon Fishman-penned “Friends” and the line “We're on a big boat, like the ones our forefathers sailed.” “Big Boat features frequent references to religion and darkness that evoke a sense of feeling overwhelmed and lost; along the way, allusions to water suggest spiritual searching and emotional rebirth. ‘Breath And Burning,’ with its soulful horns and breezy Latin vibe, combats looming end times with a celebration of life: ‘And what does it matter that the end's in sight / We're not going gently, we're gonna rage with Page at the dying of the light.’ In the stirring gospel blues ‘Tide Turns,’ Anastasio offers relief and community to those in need of salvation from loneliness or depression: ‘When the wolf is at your door, and the mirror holds your nightmare ... Together we can make it through, we've got time.’ ‘More’ is another affirming anthem for those stuck in a ‘world gone mad,’ as it crests with the sing-along chant, ‘There's gotta be something more than this’” – NPR
>Lou Reed
– The RCA & Arista Vinyl Collection Vol. 1 6xLP (Sony Legacy)
150gm vinyl editions of
Transformer (1972), Berlin (1973), Rock n Roll Animal (1974), Coney Island Baby (1975), Street Hassle (1978) and The Blue Mask (1982).
>Dee Snider
– We Are The Ones LP (Twisted Sister/Red River Entertainment)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
We Are The Ones crackles with modern energy, from the call-to-arms manifesto of “Rule The World,” to the anthemic bonding of “So What” to the intensely synth driven “Close To You,” to the thematically soaring “Superhero.” Another significant highlight of the album is a newly re-recorded acoustic version of “We're Not Gonna Take It” which has also been tapped as the official anthem for The Recording Academy's advocacy efforts, including the “Fair Play Fair Pay” Act.
>Vince Staples
– Prima Donna 10” (Def Jam)
“Pushing his versatility, ear for production, and lyricism in new directions, Vince Staples' hot streak continues.” [8.0] – Pitchfork

>Supersilent
– 13 2xLP (Smalltown Supersound)
Currently a trio featuring Helge Sten, Arve Henriksen and Ståle Storløkken, Supersilent ’s album number 13 marks a turning point in the group’s two-decade career. Atavistic, abstract and alien,
13 documents a tangle of ribboning, in-the-moment thought processes in oscillation between atonal, asymmetric rhythms and discord and much lusher, spacious flights of fancy, with each player alternately operating at full, noisily expressive wingspan, and also at their most hunched, grubbing.
>Syd Arthur
– Apricity LP (Harvest)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Formed in Canterbury in 2003, Syd Arthur is comprised of brothers Liam (lead vocals and guitar), Joel (bass) and Josh (drums) Magill, and violin player Raven Bush. The name of the band is a nod to Syd Barrett and Arthur Lee. Formed out of the forest party rave scene in their home county, and with a hard-won DIY self-sufficiency, Syd Arthur developed a sound and approach miles beyond their foursquare indie peers. Here was swirling rock with psychedelic textures, guitar-based trance with a funk groove. A band adaptive enough, bold enough, to tour with White Denim and The Strokes. Far from being young crate-diggers spun from a “Canterbury scene” wormhole, 2016 finds Syd Arthur lauded as ahead-of-the-curve trailblazers, pop-psych adventurers who count as peers Tame Impala, Temples and Toy. Their fourth album,
Apricity, is a freshly invigorated take on the psych-pop revolution they helped usher in.
>Sylvan Esso
– Radio b/w Kick Jump Twist 12” (Loma Vista)
First single in advance of the band’s 2017 album. “Sylvan Esso have been dancing their way to the top since the 2014 debut of their acclaimed self-titled album, bolstered by the release of a few bonus tracks last year. The electropop dream team, comprised of singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn, have made their highly anticipated return with a concerned new single, ‘Radio.’” -- Paste

>Touché Amoré
– Stage Four LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Deluxe edition 180gm vinyl LP pressing, includes download card and 36 page harcover LP sized book with expanded artwork. “Touche Amore set the standard for modern melodic hardcore. Their new album
Stage Four combines furious energy with earnestness, curiosity, and introspection.” – Chicago Reader
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TOY – Clear Shot LP+MP3 (PIAS America)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “Altered consciousness, dreamy detachment and a healthy streak of escapism have long been hallmarks of psychedelic music. TOY is well aware of this — but at the same time, the British band is savvy enough to know just how far a pop song can be pushed, pulled and stretched. Snatches of everyone from Can to Stereolab to MGMT can be heard in
Clear Shot's chugging-yet-supple anthems to ecstasy. ‘Dream Orchestrator’ is the catchiest of the lot; propelled by a throbbing beat and effervescent synths, it's by far the danciest track on the album, not to mention the most forward-gazing. The chorus alone could be bottled and sold as an antidepressant, fueled as it is by easygoing hooks, squalls of breathless noise and upward-spiraling rapture. Rather than relying too heavily on the work of psychedelia's past masters, frontman Tom Dougall and crew have put a futuristic spin on hallucinatory pop — that is, if the future were something to be viewed with romance and wonder instead of today's all-too-pervasive doom.” – NPR
>UKG
– Super Tight [1994] LP (Get On Down)
First time on vinyl. UKG (Underground Kingz) is a Texas group consisting of rappers Pimp C and Bun B.

>Various Artists
– James Brown’s Funky People Part 1 [Reissue/1986] 2xLP (Get On Down)
“Some have made the claim that Get On Down may love James Brown just a little too much. To which the label replies, ‘it’s not possible to love James Brown too much.’ The label’s welcome obsession with Mr. Brown and the incredible line up of talent found on his People Record imprint continues with the reissue of
Funky People Part 1. Long out of print on vinyl, Funky People Part 1 features the top tier of artists from Brown’s People Records label, including The J.B.’s, Lyn Collins, Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker. Some of the James Brown organizations all-time best material is collected here, including The J.B.’s “Pass The Peas” and “Hot Pants Road”, Fred Wesley’s in your face politics through funk statement “Damn Right, I Am Somebody”, Lyn Collins smash hit “Think (About It)” and many more.”
>Venom Prison
– Animus LP (Prosthetic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Animus is the debut album from the South Wales death metal filth merchants. Recorded by Tom Dring at Vagrant Recordings (Dragged Into Sunlight, Electric Wizard), Animus is 10 tracks of aural assaulting brutality. Led by frontwoman, L, Venom Prison tackles such subjects as social Darwinism, misogyny, rape culture and the rejection of God and religion.
>David Virelles
– Antenna 10” (ECM)
The music of Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based pianist David Virelles conjures a hallucinatory world in which ancient Afro-Cuban rhythms and ritual reverberate in the here and now.
Antenna is an undulating, throbbing, dizzying dream of sound.
>The Wedding Present
– Going Going 2xLP+DVD (Scopitones)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The ninth studio album from UK indie darlings The Wedding Present, tells the story of a road trip across the USA, revealed across a collection of twenty “linked” songs, each with an accompanying short film. Throughout this enchanting album, ambient soundscapes and orchestral pop arrangements jostle for position with layers of feedback-drenched guitars, pummeling drums and a truly massive bass sound as the band plays some of the heaviest material they have ever recorded. The films that accompany each track are a mesmerizing collection of moving photographs.

>Paul Weller
– Paul Weller [Reissue/1992] LP (Island)
Paul Weller – Wild Wood [Reissue/1993] LP (Island)
180gm vinyl reissues of Weller’s (The Jame, The Style Council) first two solo albums.

>Westpoint
– Westpoint LP (Triple B)
Entombed within the chrome coffin of Kingston Pennsylvania -- aggravated youth suffering from the stigmas of sex, boredom, death and creativity -- Westpoint was procreated. Birthed through a cavity in the fangs of suburban America in 2014, they have since grown into a garden of strange orange light and a saccharine slice of early adulthood.

>Daniel Woolhouse
– What’s That Sound? LP+MP3 (PIAS America)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
What’s That Sound? follows Woolhouse’s previous two LPs released as Deptford Goth, which marked him as a creator of sublime and ethereal electronica. Now dropping that moniker, Woolhouse maintains his reputation for crafting spellbinding and chilled out pop records, richly textured and endlessly enjoyable.
>Zayne
– Mind Of Mine 2xLP+MP3 (RCA)
Released last March on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut solo album from former One Direction member Zayn Malik. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks. Limited color vinyl pressing.
released 04 NOVEMBER 2016
>CDs + Vinyl:

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American Wrestlers – Goodbye Terrible Youth CD/LP (Fat Possum)
“American Wrestlers’ self-titled debut was a true diamond in the rough, a lo-fi collection of timelessly hazy pop songs that practically glowed with homespun warmth. We named the new project from Scottish expat Gary McClure a Band To Watch and one of the 50 best new bands of 2015 on the strength of that first LP, and now they follow it up with new one
Goodbye Terrible Youth. Since McClure’s anonymous 8-track recordings first surfaced online in late 2014, American Wrestlers have swelled from a solo bedroom project to a full honest-to-god band, now featuring his wife Bridgette Imperial on keys, Ian Reitz on bass, and Josh Van Hoorebeke on drums. That personnel upgrade comes with a corresponding sound upgrade, but if anything, the increased fidelity only adds to the sense that you’re listening to some lost FM classic.” – Stereogum
>Attila
– Chaos CD (Sharp Tone)
For over 10 years Atlanta's Attila have been making uncompromising metal with a penchant for fun and partying.

>Berwanger
– Exorcism Rock CD/LP (Doghouse)
The new solo project by Justin Berwanger, formerly of The Anniversary.

>Big Scoob
– H.O.G. CD (Strange Music)
New album from the Kansas City rapper. Features Tech N9ne, E-40, Killer Mike, Bumpy Knuckles, Wrekonize, Krizz Kaliko, Boogieman, Young Boss, Paul Wall, TXX Will, Bakarii, JL and B-Legit.

>Black Uhuru
– Live At Rockpalast – Essen1981 CD/2xLP (Made In Germany Music)
Audio of the legendary reggae band's 1981 live broadcast concert for Germany's popular TV show
Rockpalast, which took place in Essen. [Limted clear vinyl edition also available.]
>Bobby Bland
– The Singles Collection 1951-62 2xCD (Acrobat)
Bobby Bland, often known as Bobby Blue Bland, was one of the best blues, R&B and soul singers of the post-war era, recognized as one of the finest interpreters of blues-influenced songs, comparable within his genre to the likes of Frank Sinatra in the broader popular spectrum. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame described him as second in stature only to B.B. King as a product of Memphis's Beale Street blues scene. He enjoyed chart success right through until the 1980s, but this extensive collection of his formative decade and more includes all his R&B No. 1s plus other landmark recordings. He recorded initially with Roscoe Gordon for both Modern and Chess before joining the Duke label. This 56-track double-CD set comprises the A and B sides of all his Duke singles through until 1962, plus selected sides from his early releases with Roscoe Gordon.

>Blessing A Curse
– Satisfaction For The Vengeful CD (Smart Punk)
Blessing A Curse is a hard rock band from Orlando, Florida with a sound made up of intricate riffs, progressive drums, electronic production, eerie as well as appealing/intense vocals, and an eclectic style of screaming. The outfit made up by Joshy Singer, Brandon Swanson, Jorge Romani, Ronnie Mitchell, and Matty Owen have made a mark with catchy melodies not usually combined with their heavier style while also putting a large amount of focus on the story they are telling. Though they project a primarily vindictive persona, they have an extensive style that shows a strong motivation for growth.
Satisfaction For The Vengeful’s first track “Caving In” “emulates the feeling of knowing an anxiety attack is coming but you can’t escape,” vocalist Joshy Singer told Revolver about the song. “You know that where you are isn’t where you want to be, but there’s nothing you can do about it and you feel like you’re being swallowed alive.”
>The Blind Boys Of Alabama
– Atom Bomb [Reissue/2005] CD (Omnivore)
After a trio of acclaimed, Grammy-winning releases beginning in 2001, The Blind Boys Of Alabama showed no signs of moving away from gospel music when they dropped
Atom Bomb in 2005. Working with the same production team as their previous albums, they continued to evolve and push the genre into unheard dimensions. Atom Bomb is an eclectic mix of gospel, blues, rock, and R&B—combining standards with tracks like Norman’s Greenbaum’s “Spirit In The Sky” and Blind Faith’s “Presence Of The Lord.” The musicianship was, as usual, impeccable, with guests including Charlie Musselwhite, The Gift Of Gab from Blackalicious, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo, and the legendary Billy Preston. This expanded edition of Atom Bomb features seven previously unissued instrumental versions of key tracks from the album.
>Bon Jovi
– This House Is Not For Sale CD/LP (Island)
14th studio album from the New Jersey rockers. [CD is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.]

>Susan Boyle
– Wonderful World CD (Sony)
Boyle’s seventh album features renditions of well-known tracks including Madonna's “Like A Prayer,” Robbie William's “Angels,” a duet with Michael Bolton “Somewhere Out There,” and Paul McCartney’s “Mull Of Kintyre.” Additionally, in a first for a British artist, Susan Boyle was granted rare permission by the Nat King Cole Estate to sing a virtual duet with the legendary performer on “When I Fall In Love.”

>Kenny Burrell and The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited
– Live At Catalina’s CD (HighNote)
Burrell is captured live at West-Coast jazz mecca Catalina's with a well-oiled big band, The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited, which is made up of some of the West Coast's greatest jazz men and studio players.

>The Chainsmokers
– Collage CDEP (Sony)
The Chainsmokers is a DJ/EDM duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. “If you haven’t heard of The Chainsmokers yet, it’s about time you do. Aside from topping the Hype Machine charts this year with their electro-pop-infused remixes of killer indie tracks, sassy East Coast natives Alex Pall and Drew Taggart are very cool customers, flawlessly operating the enigma that is the NYC club scene.” –Raver Rafting

>Civil War
– The Last Full Measure CD/LP (Napalm)
Third album from the Swedish heavy metal band.

>Shirley Collins
– Lodestar CD/LP (Domino)
Shirley Collins is one of the most respected and legendary traditional folk song collectors and singers of all time. She was at the forefront of the Folk Revival of the 1950s and ‘60s when she met Alan Lomax and subsequently traveled the US with him in 1959 collecting traditional old world and American folk songs. On her return to England, Shirley cemented her role in the English folk scene, recording over twenty albums and inspiring untold numbers of fellow musicians in her 60 odd years in music.
Lodestar is a collection of English, American and Cajun songs dating from the 16th Century to the 1950s.
>Common
– Black America Again CD (Def Jam)
11th studio album from the actor/rapper. Featured artists on
Black America Again include Marsha Ambrosius and Lauryn Hill. The album was executive produced by Robert Glasper and sequenced by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson.
>Covenant
– The Blinding Dark CD (Metropolis)
The Swedish electro heroes are back with new studio album.

>Crippled Black Phoenix
Bronze CD/LP/Cassette (Season Of Mist)
Bronze begins with a quite calming and spacey synth and soft beat track that wouldn’t have been out of place on the Drive soundtrack. The record continues on a low heat – always immersive without letting go. As the paradoxically soothing tones of ‘Rotten Memories’ recede, nine-minute epic ‘Champions Of Disturbance …’ marks the shift to a more anthemic gear in which you can almost feel a mid-period Anathema and Katatonia vibe. After another softer moment, ‘Turn To Stone’ picks us up and drops us in a world where Ozzy-era Sabbath became a blues-influenced post-rock band. And yet, the final three tracks on the album are way the real magic happens. The genuinely tear-inducing ‘Scared And Alone,’ with wind backing and female vocals is like the best song Jesse Sykes never performed, while closing masterpiece ‘We Are The Darkeners,’ with Robert Holm’s heart-wrenching trumpet contribution, makes the world around you disappear and will be the sonic parasite taking refuge in your brain for weeks to come. I may well have to go back to 1997 and Godspeed Your Black Emperor’s F# A# ∞ to find a record which sparked such a transcendental journey of build-up and release.” – Zero Tolerance
>Czarface
– A Fistful Of Peril CD/LP (Silver Age)
Your favorite antiheroes are back. Inspectah Deck, 7L, and Esoteric have entered the booth once more after their two, highly lauded albums for a new entry in their catalog.
A Fistful Of Peril includes features from Conway The Machine, Meyhem Lauren, and graffiti legend Rast RFC.
>Darcy’s
- Centerfold CD/LP (Arts & Crafts)
“10 sugary, glimmering songs that pull together glossy production and airtight hooks, including funk-tinged summer anthem ‘Miracle,’ suburban romantic saga ‘San Diego, 1988’ and the sparkling, desert-creased heartache of ‘Arizona Hwy.’ The album, inspired by the shameless maximalist lean of 1980s classics like
Back To The Future and Chinatown and the era’s grandiose pop efforts, be they from Bowie or the Bee Gees.” -- KillBeatMusic
>Dark Tranquillity
– Atoma CD/LP (Century Media)
“Whenever a new Dark Tranquillity album drops, it causes me to reflect on the state of the Gothenburg sound. Despite lesser albums like
We Are The Void and Construct, it’s abundantly clear Dark Tranquillity reaped the most benefit from the stylistic tontine they established with In Flames and At The Gates back in 1992. Their particular take on melo-death has aged like a fine vintage while others have become little more than hobo wine. That great gulf is even more stark when Dark Tranquillity crafts a masterful release like Atoma. At once maintaining their classic sound and moving it forward, Atoma is the new phase only hinted at on 2013s Construct. The band’s usual cold melancholy weighs heavily like a funeral shroud, yet the writing delivers a vibrancy that belies the sadness while delivering real and immediate hooks to drag you deeper into the album’s spell. They’ve managed to strike a near-perfect balance between moody goth-rock and death metal with tastefully blackened edges, and in the process delivered their best work since Fiction” – Angry Metal Guy. [Limited color vinyl pressing also available.]
>Esben And The Witch
– Older Terrors CD/2xLP (Season Of Mist)
“Hailing from Berlin-via-Brighton, Esben And The Witch have amassed a number of accolades since their formation. The trio has drawn attention for the dark, brooding soundscapes that fill their albums, supported by Rachel Davies’ hypnotic vocals. The good news is that Esben And The Witch did it again on
Older Terrors, the dark atmospheric rock group’s first album with Season Of Mist. Older Terrors is often quiet and pensive, at times letting nothing but Davies’ voice drift through the silence, but Esben And The Witch also aren’t shy about injecting distorted riffs that keep Older Terrors interesting. Esben And The Witch set a languid pace to the album. Older Terrors never gets fast, but it never gets lost in its slower pace either. The album’s highlights undoubtedly come in the form of Davie’s powerful vocal performance — just listen to the end of album opener ‘Sylvan’ to get the idea.” – Decibel
>Lee Fields & The Expressions
– Special Night CD/LP (Big Crown)
A masterclass in soul music past and present. [Limited red color vinyl pressing also available.]

>The Fray
– Through The Years: The Best Of The Fray CD (Epic)
The first career-spanning compilation ever released by critically acclaimed, three-time Billboard Music Award-winning Denver-based group.
Through The Years features nine of their singles as well as three brand new tracks: "Singing Low," "Corners" and "Changing Tides."
>Front 242
– No Comment/Politics Of Pressure [Reissue/1984/1985] CD/2xLP+3xCD (Alfa Matrix)
No Comment and Politics Of Pressure were originally released in 2004 and 2005, at a moment when Front 242 reached its full force line-up made of Daniel B., Patrick Codenys, Jean-Luc De Meyer and Richard “23” Jonckheere; and really started attracting true cult-following. They had become the solid leaders of the newly born “electronic body music” movement in reference to their high-tech and hard edged electronic punk dance music. [Deluxe vinyl edition, which includes several bonus CDs, also available.]
>Thomas Giles
– Velcro Kid 2xCD (Sumerian)
Tommy Rogers, the visionary vocalist and keyboardist of progressive metal act Between The Buried And Me, has dabbled in solo releases since 2004. Testing the limits of what he can do naturally with his voice, Rogers' strikingly beautiful falsetto and dynamic range conjures tales of anxiety, collapse, and strength. Exploring combinations of the outré genres of both post-rock and electronic, the music's emotionally resonant yet textural sounds draw reference to artists such as Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, the Verve, Beck, Oasis and Spiritualized, balancing both rock and electronic impulses.

>Charlie Haden and Liberation Music Orchestra
– Time/Life CD (Impulse!)
With a career that spanned more than a half a century, Charlie Haden proved to be not only one of jazz’s finest bassists and composers, he was also a staunch champion of justice. Throughout his career, his rebellious yet gentle spirit addressed various socio-political injustices, particularly with his galvanizing Liberation Music Orchestra, which he founded in 1969. Two years after Charlies passing in July 2014, his musical vision continues to ignite that esteemed ensemble with the release of
Time/Life (Song For The Whales And Other Beings). The disc documents the final recording on which Charlie performed with the Liberation Music Orchestra.
>HammerFall
– Built To Last CD/CD+DVD/LP (Napalm
Tenth album from the Swedish power metal band. [CD is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus DVD.

>Herbie Hancock
– The Early Years: Selected Recordings 1961-62 2xCD (Acrobat)
Herbie Hancock is an innovative and influential jazz pianist, keyboard player, bandleader and composer who has embraced other musical developments during his career, playing funk and using synthesizers as he explored beyond the scope of the post-bop style which he helped to define as a member of Miles Davis' second great quintet from 1963. Born in 1940, he was 20 years old when he played his first recording session in early 1961, and this 21-track double-CD collection includes titles from that session and from almost every session he recorded during the next couple of years, notably his first recordings as a leader, namely the album
Takin' Off, which is included here in its entirety.
>Harleighblu x Starkiller
– Amorine CD/LP (Tru Thoughts)
Harleighblu x Starkiller is a formidable link-up between British soul/electronic singer Harleighblu and L.A. duo Starkiller (the production outfit of C.E. Garcia & Alfredo E. Fratti, members of Adrian Younge’s Venice Dawn). A science fiction film in sonic form,
Amorine tells a tragic future love story in which high drama collides with a cool, clean, sci-fi atmosphere via hip-hop sensibilities that draw on musical references from psychedelic funk to DJ Shadow to Portishead.
>Heimataerde
– Aerdenbrand CD (Out Of Line)’
Heimataerde's music can be classified as dark, EBM but with its own unique identity and a modern, up to date sound. On their new album,
Aerdenbrand, the band merges forward-driving electronic beats with epic choral chants while electronic bagpipes and hard guitar riffs relentlessly cut their way through the darkness.
>Hierophant
– Mass Grave CD/LP (Season Of Mist)
New album from the Italian deathpunk band.

>Brian Hyland
– The Complete Releases 1960-62 2xCD (Acrobat)
Brian Hyland was one of the good-looking teen stars to come to the fore in years after the initial impact of the rock 'n' roll explosion had dissipated somewhat and the moguls of Tin Pan Alley sought to recapture the musical high ground by launching artists who they felt would appeal to the broad middle-ground of record buyers. Recording initially in 1960 for Mickey Kapp's Leader label, he switched to the main Kapp label when he had initial success with the classic pop novelty song “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” a memorable classic of its kind on both sides of the Atlantic. He switched to ABC-Paramount in 1961, and working with the great songwriter/producers Peter Udell and Gary geld, had Top 5 successes with “Ginny Come Lately” and “Sealed With A Kiss.” This 40-track double-CD set comprises all his releases during that hectic first three years of his career, including all his Leader, Kapp and ABC-Paramount A and B sides, plus all the album tracks for those labels which were not otherwise released as singles.

>Jim James
– Eternally Even CD (Capitol/ATO)
“As frontman of My Morning Jacket and collaborator in various Americana side projects, Jim James has made music synonymous with escape: rollicking and dreamy soundscapes, loose themes of nature and spirituality, a voice that nearly curdles with sheer abandon.
Eternally Even, his second solo outing, plants him dead-center in the rubble of modern sociopolitical rot—the result is an album steeped in textures of drone and tones of dismay, with a sort of ramshackle grit tuned to frequencies of urgency and naïveté. Eternally Even is musically meticulous -- sometimes corroded and minimal, sometimes fascinatingly warped, the music is a vivid interpretation of a broken system, or of a system breaking. The album opens and closes with songs—‘Hide in Plain Sight’ and ‘Eternally Even,’ respectively—that combine skittering percussion and grinding organ loops, while the two parts of ‘We Ain't Getting Any Younger’ revive the flow of ‘Hide In Plain Sight’ at double time, adding additional paranoia. ‘Same Old Lie’ rides a similarly dark carnival-esque groove until the outro, when a distorted organ and banging conga drums conjure up an unsettling, eerily militant atmosphere. The grainy automation of these tracks grows identifiable by the end of the album, which is eerie given how eccentric it initially feels. Other songs on Eternally Even slide nicely into James's comfort zone of psychedelic armchair R&B, yet he works deliberately as a producer to disturb their familiarity” – Slant. [Vinyl edition due December 16.]
>Junk Son
– Beginning Ending Pretending CD (PIAS America)
Late-night atmospheric electronic soul from the South London producer. [Vinyl edition due November 18.]

>Kaiser Chiefs
– Stay Together CD (Kaiser Chiefs Recordings)
“This sixth record sees the band take this nondescript sound and stuff it impressively full of sing-a-long hooks, covering topics including monogamy (‘We Stay Together’) and shagging (‘Good Clean Fun’). As with Coldplay’s last album, there’s an underlying disco flavor here, with this more British strain calling to mind a tamed Pet Shop Boys (although, in a rare risky move, Ricky Wilson opts to don a strangely satisfying Leo Sayer falsetto on ‘High Society’). Overall it feels like a kind of gentrified pop: synthetic and nondescript, but predictably appealing all the same” – The Guardian. [Vinyl edition due December 2.]

>The Kentucky Headhunters
– On Safari CD (Plowboy)
Often called one of America's original Southern blues country rock bands because of their distinctive style and rich music history, the band lives up to the title on their new twelve-song album.

>Alicia Keys
– HERE CD (RCA)
New (sixth) album from the singer/songwriter. Includes the song “Blended Family (What You Do For Love),” featuring A$AP Rocky. “On this album, I've arrived
HERE,” Keys says. “A place where I'm willing to truthfully look at myself in the mirror and to also see the reality of who we have become in this world. The good, the ugly, the shadows and the light. I've come to realize that in order for us to grow and to understand and accept each other we have to recognize the complexity of ourselves. We have to be able to talk about it and meet each other where we are, HERE.”
>Lambchop
– FLOTUS CD/2xLP+MP3 (Merge)
For Love Often Turns Us Still—officially titled FLOTUS—is like many of Lambchop’s records: a subtle masterpiece, the kind that slowly and generously reveals its quiet wisdom to those patient and attentive enough to receive it. Start to finish, FLOTUS is imbued with that magic energy that comes when an artist stumbles upon the thrill of the new—something that makes them crazy enough to want to start the whole process over again. The album is bookended by two long-form pieces: the first, “In Care of 8675309,” is most reminiscent of where Lambchop has been, while the second, the sprawling, hypnotic “The Hustle,” suggests where they might still be headed. The latter seamlessly shifts between movements, a foundation suggestive of krautrock and early electronic music, gorgeously ornamented with perfectly placed piano and horns. Drawing upon a diverse palate of influences and transcending each one, it’s a stunning piece of work—certainly one of the most impressive achievements of Lambchop’s catalogue.
>Leaves’ Eyes
– Fires In The North CDEP (AFM)
New vocalist, new EP from the German symphonic metal band.

>Dean Martin
- The Dean Martin Collection 1942-62 2xCD (Acrobat)
This 56-track double-CD set draws on Martin’s single releases from his debut on the Diamond label in 1946 and through his career with Capitol up to 1962. It includes elected A and B sides of releases in the USA and UK, and features 35 recordings which were Billboard, Cash Box or UK chart entries.

>Mother Love Bone
- On Earth As It Is: The Complete Works 3xCD+DVD/3xLP+DVD (Monkeywrench)
This digitally remastered collection contains the 1989 EP
Shine, 1990's Apple and over 20 B-sides, demos, alternative versions, and unreleased songs, including Andrew Wood's demo of “Chloe Dancer” and a live version of “Stardog Champion” featuring Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam. Love Bone Earth Affair is available for the first time on DVD and includes bonus features of unseen live Mother Love Bone performances and more. Also includes 24-page booklet with lyrics, credits, and photos.
>Stevie Nicks
– Bella Donna [Reissue/1981] 3xCD/LP (Rhino)
Stevie Nicks – Wild Heart [Reissue/1983] 2xCD/LP (Rhino)
Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe editions of the first two solo albums from the Fleetwood Mac vocalist. The triple-disc version of
Bella Donna includes unreleased versions of "Edge Of Seventeen" and "Leather And Lace," as well as rarities like "Blue Lamp" from the Heavy Metal soundtrack and "Sleeping Angel" from the Fast Times At Ridgemont High Soundtrack. The also includes a concert from 1981 that features performances songs from Bella Donna along with several Fleetwood Mac favorites. The double-disc version of Wild Heart builds on the original album with unreleased versions of “All The Beautiful Worlds” a session version of “Wild
Heart” and “Garbo,” the B-side to “Stand Back.”

>The Pop Group
– Honeymoon On Mars CD/LP+MP3 (Freaks R Us)
The post punk provocateurs return with a new album.
Honeymoon On Mars finds the band unwaveringly incensed and resolute in their mutative sense of innovation, as Stewart elaborates: “it's a stand against manufactured hate, a hypersonic journey into a dystopian future full of alien encounters and sci-fi lullabies.” [CD is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a five-track megamix bonus EP, a zine of cut up art by Mark Stewart, three badges, and a sticker. Limited color vinyl edition also available.]
>Queen
– Queen On Air 2xCD/6xCD/3xLP (Hollywood)
Between February 1973 and October 1977, Queen recorded six radio sessions exclusively for the BBC. The 24 recordings these landmark sessions produced include alternate versions of the band’s debut single, unique takes of classic album tracks and even a radically reworked reimagining of one of their best known anthems that has never previously appeared on any Queen studio release. Available in three editions: Standard double-CD and triple-vinyl (highlights), and Deluxe six-CD (complete).

>The Residents
– Present Delta Nudes CD (Klanggalerie)
Before The Residents became The Residents, they were a group of friends from the San Francisco bay area. On this collection, a lot of different people are involved. No one remembers how many or who they were. The recordings were made in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Some of the people bonded into The Residents. Some of them did not. Four albums were recorded by these Pre-sidents:
The Warner Bros Album, The Ballad Of Stuffed Trigger, Rusty Coathangers For The Doctor and Baby Sex. None of them have ever been released. Now finally, on this collection, you can hear music from those pre-Residential days in remastered quality.
>The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
– If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now CDEP/12” (Silver Arrow)
Less than three months after the release of their new album,
Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood release a companion EP If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now. The new EP is comprised of tracks recorded at the same Stinson Beach, CA, sessions as the album. “If You Lived Here is the sonic bookend to our Anyway You Love recording and song cycle,” Robinson says. “When we were sequencing the original album, these five songs seemed to want to hang together in their own way and tell their own little story, so they were set aside to present separately.” EP track “New Cannonball Rag” is fueled with a relaxed groove that includes slide guitar, organ, and a sprinkling of psychedelic sound effects.
>Wallace Roney
– A Place In Time CD (HighNote)
Wallace Roney's music is a tough, taut and intransigent continuation of the arcane forms and structured freedoms of Miles Davis' 1960s quintet. Listeners often associate Roney with Davis, thanks to Roney's work with the jazz legend early in Roney's career. But at this point, Davis' impact on Roney can be considered mostly historic, with Roney's playing larger in scope, firmer in tone and sharper in attack than Davis'. Today, Wallace's set lists feature easy-on-the-ear themes that mask harmonic complexities, while solos are fueled by strong moods and sustained rhythmic drive informed by the spectre of Davis but far from imitating him.

>Rossington
– Take It On Faith CD (Loud & Proud)
New album from a founding and current member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

>Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions
– Until The Hunter CD/2xLP+MP3 (Tendril Tales)
Third studio album from Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions. The band includes Colm Ó Cíosóig of My Bloody Valentine. “On the nine minute plus opener ‘Into The Trees’ Sandoval’s ageless voice is augmented by church organs and O’ Cíosóig’s slow drum shuffle; it’s a psychedelic drone evocative of Mazzy Stars’ ‘She Hangs Brightly.’ As Sandoval intones ‘I miss you’ with singer Mariee Sioux refraining the line, the feel of melancholy in her voice is set up beautifully, but musically it’s a curveball, as thereafter the album explores country music, folk and blues. The record’s highlight ‘Let Me Get There’ sees Kurt Vile join them on a country rock song where his and Sandoval’s dulcet voices dovetail together wonderfully, like a modern day Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris.” – The Line Of Best Fit

>Klaus Schulze
– Inter*Face [Reissue/1985] CD (Made In Germany Music)
Klaus Schulze’s 1985 album combines Berlin school electronica with rock & roll textures and spacy atmospheres, experimental timbres, symphonic textures, and deep sequences.

>Sims
– More Than Ever CD/LP (Doomtree)
New solo album from Sims, member of the Minneapolis hip-hop crew Doomtree.
More Than Ever features the adventurous production of Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger, and ICETEP.
>Starkill
– Shadow Sleep CD (Prosthetic)
New album from the Chicago-based headbanger unit.

>STRFKR
– Being No One, Going Nowhere CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
The title of STRFKR's fourth album may seem bleak at first. But hold it in your head a minute, feel its weight, and you may recognize the phrase for what it is: a goal. In the era of the personal brand—amid the Fear Of Missing Out Age—it's increasingly hard to shed a stifling sense of self, or to just be in the moment that you're in. Well, consider this an invitation to get blissfully insignificant. That's what STRFKR founder Joshua Hodges aimed to do when he exiled himself to the desert to create this record, but he returned with this set of darkly glistening dance songs rife with sticky beats, earworming hooks, philosophical heft, and bittersweet beauty. Album track “Tape Machine” is “a funky electro-pop ride... Founder Joshua Hodges went alone to the desert with the goal alluded to in the album's title,
Being No One, Going Nowhere, and came up with an album's worth of rich dark dance songs” – KCRW. [Limited light blue color vinyl pressing also available.]
>Stiff Little Fingers
– Rockers CD+DVD (Secret)
Recorded during the 2003 Hope Street Tour.

>Tad
– God’s Balls [Reissue/1989] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Tad – Salt Lick [Reissue/1990] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Tad – 8-Way Santa [Reissue/1991] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
The classic discography and assorted singles from the beloved and iconic Seattle band’s 1988-1992 run receive the deluxe reissue treatment. Producer & engineer Jack Endino (who produced God’s Balls, TAD’s first full-length) has lovingly remastered all of the recordings from the original tapes. These deluxe editions feature new images from photographer Charles Peterson, bonus tracks, and expansive liner notes from the band and Jack Endino.

>Kate Tempest
– Let Them Eat Chaos CD/LP (Lex)
The award-winning British poet and rapper releases the follow-up to her 2014 Mercury-nominated debut
Everybody Down. “Framing her tales of dissatisfied Londoners is an apocalyptic polemic about individualism and technological alienation, a world of people ‘staring at screens so we don’t have to see the planet die.’ The solution is for everyone to love each other. It is a soggy remedy — but one that serves to highlight the sinewy writing and beat-making that otherwise predominate.” – Financial Times
>Johnny Thunders
– I Think I’ve Got This Covered CD/LP (Secret)
Johnny Thunders was a proto punk legend, but he loved rock and roll from the beginning. This collection of cover songs, recorded over the course of his career shows, finds Thunders taking on some classic tracks as well giving a window into his influences as a writer and a guitarist.

>Vader
– The Empire CD/LP (Nuclear Blast)
Eleventh album from the death metal band.

>Waterparks
– Double Dare CD (Equal Vision)
Debut album from the Houston pop/punk band.

>Lindsey Webster
– Back To Your Heart CD (Shanachie)
This contemporary smooth jazz/R&B diva has been compared to R&B royalty Sade, Mariah Carey, and Anita Baker.

>Hank Williams
- Complete Singles As & Bs 1947-55 4xCD (Acrobat)
This 103-track four-CD set comprises the A and B sides of Hank Williams’ releases, from his debut on the Sterling label in 1947, and through his years with the MGM label and the posthumous releases up to 1955.

>Frank Zappa
– Chicago ’78 2xCD (Zappa Records)
Frank Zappa – Little Dots CD (Zappa Records)
Two Vaulternative releases:
Chicago ‘78 finds Zappa & band at the Uptown Theater, Chicago, Ill, September 29, 1978. Of the two shows played that evening, the late show is captured here in its entirety; Little Dots is the sequel to 2005's Imaginary Diseases and features a horn-driven ensemble’s mammoth improvisations across ten unreleased compositions originally written during the Petit Wazoo tour of late 1972. Although Zappa worked on this material during different time periods throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s, nothing was ever officially released.
>Frank Zappa
– Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object 3xCD (Zappa Records)
Uncle Meat gets the deluxe treatment in this three CD Project/Object audio documentary. Included is the original 1969 vinyl mix (restored, remastered and available digitally for the first time), an original sequence that includes unique source material and bonus vault tracks mostly compiled from the recording sessions at Apostolic Studios in NYC between 1967 and 1968.

DVDs + Blu-ray:
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Mötley Crüe – The End: Live In Los Angeles Blu-ray+CD/DVD+CD (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
On December 31, 2015, legendary hard rock band Mötley Crüe completed their 35-year touring career with a final concert at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles, just 10 miles from the Sunset Strip where the band's decadent career first launched. Includes performances of such mega-hits as “Kickstart My Heart,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Home Sweet Home” and “Dr. Feelgood.”

>Brian Setzer
- Rockabilly Riot: Osaka Rocka! - Live in Japan 2016 Blu-ray+CD (Surfdog)
Live and loud, this concert encompasses songs from Setzer’s 2014 studio album
Rockabilly Riot! A sizzling rockabilly album from start to finish featuring his trademark twang and fretboard fire. Also included are classic hits from his Stray Cats days, Brian Setzer Orchestra tunes and tracks from his solo albums.

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
– Keep It Greasy! LP (Rise Above)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Here’s a band proud to be the soundtrack to your weed smokin’, beer swiggin’ escapes from 2016’s dystopian shitstorm reality; one feverishly decorated with unrelenting commercialism, villainous politicians and godforsaken autotune.

>Aerosmith
– Permanent Vacation [Reissue/1987] LP (Geffen)
Aerosmith – Pump [Reissue/1989] LP (Geffen)
180gm vinyl reissues.

>Assemblage 23
– Endure LP (Metropolis)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. With the new album,
Endure, Assemblage 23 furthers his position in the narrative of modern EBM and industrial.
>Black Tape For A Blue Girl
– Bike Shop 7”+MP3 (Projekt)
Featuring Sam’s delicate acoustic guitar work and a stirring vocal performance from Michael Plaster (and drums from The Dresden Doll's Brian Viglione), these four songs are interconnected, intimate stories of a broken heart.

>Bon Jovi
– Bon Jovi [Reissue/1984] LP (Island)
Bon Jovi – 7800° Fahrenheit [Reissue/1985] LP (Island)
Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet [Reissue/1986] LP (Island)
Bon Jovi – New Jersey [Reissue/1988] 2xLP (Island)
Bon Jovi – Keep The Faith [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Island)
Bon Jovi – These Days [Reissue/1995] LP (Island)
Bon Jovi – Crush [2000] 2xLP (Island)
Bon Jovi – Bounce [2002] LP (Island)
Bon Jovi – Have A Nice Day [2005] 2xLP (Island)
Bon Jovi – Lost Highway [2007] LP (Island)
Bon Jovi – The Circle [2009] 2xLP (Island)
Bon Jovi – What About Now [2013] LP (Island)
Bon Jovi’s back-catalogue is now available on 180gm vinyl. Many for the first time on the format.

>Joe Bonamassa
– Blues Deluxe [Reissue/2003] 2xLP+MP3 (J&R Adventures)
Joe Bonamassa – The Ballad Of John Henry [Reissue/2009] 2xLP+MP3 (J&R Adventures)
Joe Bonamassa – Dust Bowl [Reissue/2011] 2xLP+MP3 (J&R Adventures)
Joe Bonamassa – Beacon Theatre: Live From New York [Reissue/2012] 3xLP+MP3 (J&R Adventures)
Limited 180gm black vinyl reissues.

>Kathryn Calder
– Bright & Vivid [Reissue/2011] LP (File Under Music)
“Always intriguing ... There is still levity in her voice a crisp, bright alto that’s reminiscent of Jenny Lewis but it has far less bounce and naivety here” – Pitchfork. “Alluring sparkle and lilt ... Members of The New Pornographers, Ladyhawke, and Frog Eyes chip in, but Calder’s confident voice and commanding presence anchors it all.” -- Paste

>Candiria
– While They Were Sleeping LP (Metal Blade)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Brooklyn's musical alchemists Candiria is known for fusing metal, hardcore, jazz, and hip-hop in a unique, inimitable blend. [Limited color pressing also available.]

>Civilian
– You Won’t Believe What Privilege Costs LP (Tooth & Nail)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Nashville indie rockers.

>Destrage
– A Means To No End 2xLP (Metal Blade)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Italian metal band.

>Dysrhythmia
– Veil Of Control LP (Profound Lore)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Having established themselves as one of the most notable progressive and unique instrumental metal bands since their inception more than 15 years ago, NY-based power trio Dysrhythmia mirrors the definition of their moniker. The band has, over six albums, shown the ultimate in musical fortitude with wondrous, jaw-dropping compositions that go beyond jazz-infused, avant-garde technical extreme metal.

>Dan Fogelberg
– Souvenirs [Reissue/1974] LP (Friday Music)
Limited edition translucent blue audiophile vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve.

>Heart
– Dog & Butterfly [Reissue/1978] LP (Friday Music)
Limited edition 180gm translucent gold audiophile vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve.

>Mitch Hedberg
– The Complete Vinyl Collection 4xLP+USB (Comedy Central)
Mitch Hedberg's singular style and absurd observations about everyday life turned him into a comedy legend. Now you can relive his entire body of work whenever you want. The complete
collection includes all three of his original albums (
Strategic Grill Locations, Mitch All Together and Do You Believe In Gosh?), never before heard recordings and a book by Mitch's wife, Lynn Shawcroft, featuring essays from Doug Stanhope, Mike Birbiglia and Margaret Cho. Includes a custom USB drive with MP3's of all albums and never before heard recordings and more.
>Horse
– For Twisted Minds Only [Reissue/1970] LP (Rise Above Relics)
Recently reissued on CD – now available on vinyl. Formed in South London during the late ‘60s, Horse was a band creating occult influenced progressive hard rock, ahead of its time. Guitarist Rod Roach had briefly played in an incarnation of British psych-rock legends Andromeda before forming Horse with other key member, vocalist Adrian Hawkins. Alongside bassist Colin Standring, the band also featured legendary drummer Ric Parnell, later of Atomic Rooster (amongst many others) and future star of
This Is Spinal Tap (aka Mick Shrimpton).
>James Newton Howard
– Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 12” (Watertower Music)
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is an all new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Featured on this picture disc 12” are two early recordings by James Newton Howard that helped shape the musical vision for the film.
>Quincy Jones
– Roots: The Saga Of An American Family [Reissue/1977] LP (Watertower Music)
With the 2016
Roots mini-series such a success, there is new interest in Quincy Jones' original soundtrack to the ground-breaking 1977 mini-series. Highlights include the “Roots Mural Theme,” composed by Gerald Fried, and the 28 minute, “Roots Suite,” with Letta Mbulu as the featured vocalist. Also included are snippets of dialogue from Roots actor Lou Gossett. Featured players include: Shelly Manne, Victor Feldman, Ernie Watts and Lee Ritenour.
>Dom La Nena
– Cantando 12” (Six Degrees)
Recently reissued on CD – now available on vinyl. Brazilian born, Parisian resident, Dom La Nena has recorded a beautiful new EP of cover versions of some of her favorite songs.

>Lil Dicky
– Professional Rapper LP (CMSN)
Self-released late July on CD – now available on vinyl. “Maybe you've never heard of Lil Dicky. Maybe you have, and think he's just a funny guy who makes funny music. But the release of his debut album
Professional Rapper in late July of this year made both of those possibilities much less likely. Because the not-so-subtly named album came with an equally unequivocal reality: The dude's here, and he can spit. While Professional Rapper remains joke-heavy, the beats, the flow, and the featured talent—Fetty Wap, Rich Homie Quan, T-Pain, Snoop Dogg—are not the least bit laughable.” -- GQ
>Mannequin Pussy
– Romantic LP+MP3 (Tiny Engines)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “Punk rock is not terribly romantic, or at least not enough to get an on-air dedication from Delilah. That's not to say punk rock doesn't know, understand and screw up relationships — it's just that the gooey underbelly of love and lust is mostly left to belters and crooners. Opening Mannequin Pussy's second album,
Romantic, guitarist Marisa Dabice screams, ‘I am not ashamed to be lonely, but I'm afraid to feel it so deeply,’ a confession that burns into a jangly, frenzied mess of feedback. Mannequin Pussy may not heal a broken heart quite (or at all) like Celine Dion, but the band sure knows — and sounds like — the hell that is heartbreak.” – NPR
>Joe McMahon
– Another Life LP (Smart Punk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Joe McMahon (singer/guitarist for Boston punk band Smoke Or Fire) is back with a brand new solo album,
Another Life, with guest appearances by Chris Wollard (of Hot Water Music), Lucinda Legaspi and Kaleb Stewart
>Mithras
– On Strange Loops LP (Willowtip)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fourth album from the atmospheric, brutal death metallers.

>Nico Muhly/Teitur Lassen
– Confessions LP (Nonesuch)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New collaboration between acclaimed American composer Nico Muhly and the Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur. The two musicians began work on the project when Muhly was composer-in-residence at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The songs' lyrics were inspired by or culled from video and commentary the pair found on YouTube. “We came up with this premise of boring videos, home videos," Teitur explains. "It was a time when everyone was posting these meaningless videos. It was just fascinating when we started watching them... The more you watched them the more you started to wonder, 'What is behind this? Why are people doing this?' They are really saying, 'This is really beautiful, this is really sick, this is me,' people confessing things. And that gave us the title for the record.”

>Norma Jean
– Polar Similar LP (Solid State)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Seventh album from the metalcore crew.

>Oasis
– Be Here Now [Reissue/1997] 3xLP+7”+MP3+3xCD (Big Brother Recordings Ltd.)
This Super Deluxe box set package of the third studio album from the iconic English rock band includes: the
Be Here Now Deluxe edition triple-CD set containing B-sides, rarities and a full disc of the Mustique demos; a copy of Be Here Now on heavyweight vinyl including download card containing two additional volumes of content; the Mustique Demo white label LP containing six tracks from the infamous recording session; an exclusive 7” single containing two early demos of “Stand By Me” and “Going Nowhere”; a 12x12, 52-page coffee table photography book with exclusive sleeve notes and rare photos; A Be Here Now embossed enamel key ring; and a set of four postcards.
>Panic! At The Disco
– Vices & Virtues [Reissue/2011] LP (Fueled By Ramen)
Vinyl repress of the third album by the alt-rock band. Produced by John Feldmann and Butch Walker, the album was recorded as a duo by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith, following the departure of lead guitarist, backing vocalist and primary
lyricist Ryan Ross and bassist/backing vocalist Jon Walker in July 2009.

>Pink Floyd
– The Dark Side Of The Moon [Reissue/1973] LP (Pink Floyd)
Latest vinyl repress of the Pink Floyd classic.

>Placebo
– A Place For Us To Dream – 20 Years Of Placebo 4xLP+MP3 (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. This expansive 36-track collection ranges from early singles like “Bruise Pristine,” “Come Home,” and “Teenage Angst,” to the career defining “Nancy Boy,” “Every You Every Me,” “Pure Morning” and “The Bitter End” right up to “Meds,” “For What It's Worth” and “Too Many Friends.” The set also includes the new single “Jesus' Son.”

>Raging Fyah
– Judgement Day: Music For The Rebels [2011] LP (VP)
First-time vinyl pressing of the roots reggae band’s debut album.

>Set It Off
– Upside Down LP (Equal Vision)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Third album from the pop/punk band.

>Soundtrack
– Hairspray (Soundtrack To The Motion Picture) [2007] 2xLP (Watertower Music)
Vinyl edition of the soundtrack to the 2007 film version of
Hairspray. Tracks feature vocals from the cast including John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Allison Janney and Nikki Blonsky. Black standard weight double LP in custom metallic rainbow foil gatefold packaging.
>James Taylor
– (Best Live) [1993] 2xLP (Friday Music)
180gm audiophile clear vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.

>Henry Threadgill/Zooid
– In For A Penny, In For A Pound LP (Pi Recordings)
In For A Penny, In For A Pound -- the winner of a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Musical Composition -- is the latest installment in saxophonist/ flutist/composer Henry Threadgill's ongoing exploration of his singular system for integrating composition with group improvisation. Widely considered among the most important artists in jazz, he has been called “one of the most thrillingly elusive composers in and around the jazz idiom” by The New York Times and “a true idiosyncratic great” by NPR. A major influence on an entire generation of jazz musicians, Vijay Iyer calls Threadgill “a true American maverick,” and Jason Moran “my favorite composer, hands down.”
>Tom Tom Club
– Tom Tom Club [Reissue/1981] LP (Real Gone Music)
Limited edition translucent green colored vinyl LP pressing.

>Toro Y Moi
– Live From Trona 2xLP+MP3 (Carpark)
Following extensive touring behind
What For?, his fourth studio album as Toro Y Moi, acclaimed musician Chaz Bundick brought the band to the middle of the Mojave Desert in April 2016 to play a special concert. Live From Trona documents this experience, recorded live beneath the geological wonders known as the Trona Pinnacles, which formed thousands of years ago in what used to be a prehistoric lake. The album features unique live arrangements of songs from across the band’s catalog, new music, and an expanded band line-up. Limited edition “desert pink” color vinyl pressing.
>Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
– Texas Flood [Reissue/1983] 2xLP (Acoustic Sounds)
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – Couldn’t Stand The Weather [Reissue/1984] 2xLP (Acoustic Sounds)
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – Soul To Soul [Reissue/1985] 2xLP (Acoustic Sounds)
200gm 45RPM black vinyl reissues.