new vinyl love...

for the week of 24 february 2015...
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>The Notwist – Shrink [Reissue/1998] LP (Outer Battery)
Originally released in 1998,
Shrink was The Notwist's record that set the stage for their groundbreaking Neon Golden LP on Domino.
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>Dave Matthews Band – Under The Table And Dreaming [Reissue/1994] 2xLP+MP3 (Sony Legacy)
Deluxe reissue newly remastered from the original flat analog tapes. Includes a download of all bonus tracks that appeared on the double-CD reissue late last year.
Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band – Juguya LP (Sublime Frequencies)
Baba Commandant is a practitioner of the Afrobeat style, drawing inspiration from the golden era of Nigerian music. Fela Kuti/Africa 70 and King Sunny Adé are big influences, as is the legendary Malian growler Moussa Doumbia. CD version due March 3.

Luis Bacalov
– Django [1966] LP (Dagored)
In 1966 the 'spaghetti western' genre was reworked once again by Sergio Corbucci's
Django -- a director with the impressive average of 2-3 films per year. The settings change, with sand replaced by mud, and the protagonist, rather than moving on horseback, walks through wilderness dragging a coffin which hides a mysterious content. Perfect accompaniment to the muddy, cynical and gloomy scenarios, is Luis Bacalov's music, an Argentine conductor well known to Italian progressive rock fans, since he worked with New Trolls, Osanna and Il Rovescio della Medaglia.
– Bathory [Reissue/1984] LP (Back On Black)
Bathory – Hammerheart [Reissue/1990] LP (Back On Black)
Bathory – Jubileum Vol. I [Reissue/1992] LP (Back On Black)
Bathory – Requiem [Reissue/1994] LP LP (Back On Black)
Bathory – Octagon [Reissue/1995] LP (Back On Black)
Bathory – Blood On Ice [Reissue/1996] LP (Back On Black)
Bathory – Destroyer Of Worlds [Reissue/2001] LP (Back On Black)
Bathory – Nordland I [Reissue/2002] LP (Back On Black)
Bathory – Nordland II [Reissue/2003] LP (Back On Black)
A slew of vinyl reissues from the modern black metal pioneer. (
Octagon and Requiem are also available as limited edition picture discs.)
Big Dick
– Disappointment 2xLP (Dirt Cult)
Big Dick is a duo featuring drums, bass, and dueling vocals. Named after a Nomeansno song, they have cultivated a sound that borders on progressive punk and post-hardcore, while also gravitating towards both the melodic and absurdly heavy.

Blues Traveler
– Blues Traveler [Reissue/1990] LP (Brookvale)
Blues Traveler – Travelers & Thieves [Reissue/1991] LP (Brookvale)
Blues Traveler – Save His Soul [Reissue/1991] LP (Brookvale)
Blues Traveler – Four [Reissue/1994] LP (Brookvale)
Limited edition (some color) vinyl reissues of Blues Traveler's first four albums.

David Bowie
– Young Americans 7" (Rhino/Parlophone)
Originally released in the spring of 1975 and taken from the album of the same name, this 2007 Tony Visconti single mix is making its vinyl debut. Features "It's Gonna Be Me" (With Strings) as the B-side.

Jackson Browne
– Standing In The Breach LP (Inside Recordings)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl.
Standing In The Breach, Jackson's fourteenth studio album, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.
– Sunne EP 12"+MP3 (Wichita)
As with all their previous material, the London based four-piece recorded the EP themselves, doing so mostly in their houses, and their friends Part Chimp's Camberwell studio when their flatmates/neighbors got annoyed. Ever since their early releases, Cheatahs have been evolving and developing their craft, and
Sunne is the most clearly defined and ambitious set to date, exploring new territory via sketchy back alleys and sunlit, swampy meadows.
Don Cherry
– Complete Communion [Reissue/1966] LP (Blue Note)
Complete Communion marked trumpeter/composer Don Cherry's first release after leaving the Ornette Coleman Quartet and debut recording on the Blue Note label. The all original 8-track free jazz set is comprised of two uninterrupted side long suites – "Complete Communion" on the A-side and "Elephantasy" on th B-side -- with the leader and his polished cornet tone sharing the spotlight graciously with tenor saxophonist Leandro 'Gato' Barbieri, bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Edward Blackwell throughout.
Ciudad Lineal
– El Nuevo Hombre LP (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Barcelona's Cuidad Lineal finally deliver the follow up to their fantastic demo from 2013.
El Nuevo Hombre is an album of dark minimal wave heavily influenced by El Alviador Dro Y Sus Obreros Especializados, The Normal or Cabaret Voltaire. Armed with a bass guitar, drum pad, a keyboard and two synths Ciudad Lineal manage to create a conceptual piece around the idea of progress and industry as opposing forces.
– Classhole LP (Terror Cult)
Fifteen tracks of New Orleans hardcore clocking in at just under thirty minutes. Features members of Eyehategod and Hawg Jaw.

Crow Bait
– Separate Stations 7" (Dirt Cult)
Hot off the heels of their debut Don Giovanni LP, Sliding Through the Halls of Fate, Crow Bait returns. The NY band featuring three guys that you know from past and current projects such as Sister Kisser and Iron Chic. Crow Bait, while clearly looking forward, is also clearly trying to create something that resembles the music they grew up on—Goo Goo Dolls, Buffalo Tom, The Replacements, etc.

Jean-Pierre Decerf
– Space Oddities: 1975-1979 LP (Born Bad)
From the early '70s to the mid '80s, this self-taught musician composed about 20 albums of production and library music with generic cover art and titles (
Out Of The Way, Keys Of Future, Pulsations, etc.) that evoke interstellar travel. These experimental discs, made with love, humility, and rudimentary means, had no ambition other than to accompany other peoples' images. By exhuming these obscurities from the dustbin of history, Born Bad Records have decided otherwise. Archaeologists with an agenda, they seek to give Decerf the renown he deserves: that of an innovator whose rhythmic, synthetic compositions inspired the harbingers of the French touch (Air comes to mind), and were sampled by many East Coast rappers, including the Wu-Tang Clan.
Dengue Fever
– The Deepest Lake LP (Tuk Tuk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Dengue Fever is in the vanguard of an emerging global pop sensibility, making music that's both familiar, yet eerily unique. The Los Angeles sextet blends the rhythms of '60s Cambodian pop -- heavily influenced by American surf, rock and early psychedelic garage bands -- with their own eclectic mix of American and international styles.

Deströyer 666
– Unchain The Wolves [Reissue/1996] LP (Hell's Headbangers)
Vinyl reissue of the Australian death/black/thrash metal band's third album.

Deviation Social
– Practices/Demo. June-Oct. 81 LP (Dais)
During the summer of 1981, a young Art Injeyan attended the now infamous "final transmission" of Throbbing Gristle in San Francisco's Kezar Pavillion. This concert experience forever changed the fabric of Bay Area experimental music and sent a sonic riptide through artists such as Injeyan to form their own experimental projects. After this seed had been planted, Injeyan started pulling together a crude, loose arrangement of musical equipment and creating pulsating industrial drones and noise rhythms under his newly coined masthead Deviation Social.

Dire Straits
– Brothers In Arms [Reissue/1985] LP (Mobile Fidelity)
Mo-Fi reissue of Dire Strait's 1985 smash.

Bo Diddley
– Have Guitar, Will Travel [Reissue/1960] LP (Sundazed)
Bo Diddley – Is A… Lover [Reissue/1961] LP (Sundazed)
HQ-180gm mono edition of the guitar-slinger's fifth and sixth albums.

– Eagles [Reissue/1972] LP (Rhino)
Eagles – Desperado [Reissue/1973] LP (Rhino)
Eagles – On The Border [Reissue/1974] LP (Rhino)
Eagles – One Of These Nights [Reissue/1975] LP (Rhino)
Eagles – Hotel California [Reissue/1976] LP (Rhino)
Eagles – The Long Run [Reissue/1979] LP (Rhino)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the Eagles' classic discography.

– Switch Me On LP+MP3 (Shelflife)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. After two brilliant 7" singles and one flexi, Fireworks unleash their debut album,
Switch Me On. The album continues right where the band left off: more chainsaw fuzz-drenched feedback, more chiming 12-string guitar pop hooks, more reverb-soaked Matthew and Emma vocals, and more jumping out of your f**king seats. All and all, this album is made up of 13 A-sides and if you can sit still while listening to this record, you're surely walking dead. White vinyl.
Fleetwood Mac
– Then Play On [Reissue/1969] LP (Rhino/Reprise)
Fleetwood Mac – Kiln House [Reissue/1970] LP (Rhino/Reprise)
Fleetwood Mac – Future Games [Reissue/1971] LP (Rhino/Reprise)
Fleetwood Mac – Bare Trees [Reissue/1972] LP (Rhino/Reprise)
The transition from blues to pop started to take root over these four pre-Buckingham/Nicks Fleetwood Mac albums, marked by Peter Green's departure from the band in 1970.

Free Weed
– Introducing LP (Bad Diet)
As ringleader of great bands The Memories and White Fang, not to mention penning the "Burger TV" theme song for Burger Records, Free Weed (Rikky Gage) has built a sizable indie following that continues to veer mainstream. With Introducing, he is now positioned as ambassador of the legalize-it movement, having crafted a hit-repeat player that splices the freak power illumination of Ween with the catchy spirit of "Loser" era Beck.

Robert Glasper
– Double Booked [Reissue/2009] 2xLP (Blue Note)
Pianist Robert Glasper presented both sides of his musical persona with his Grammy-nominated 2009 effort,
Double-Booked, his third album for Blue Note Records. The album bridges Glasper's parallel careers as the leader of an acclaimed jazz trio and a first-call sideman with hip-hop artists such as Mos Def, Q-Tip and The Roots. Moving nimbly from the acoustic Robert Glasper Trio to the hip-hop fusion Robert Glasper Experiment, the young keyboardist puts his versatility front and center. Special guests on the album include vocalist Bilal and rapper Mos Def.
– Blodets Band LP (Southern Lord)
Crust punk/d-beat hardcore, in line with Nuclear Death Terror, Wolfbrigade, Skitsystem.

Hot Snakes
– Audit In Progress [Reissue/2004] LP (Swami)
Vinyl reissue of Hot Snakes third and final album, originally released in 2004. Led by John Reis (Rocket From The Crypt, Drive Like Jehu),
Audit In Progress elaborates on the band's downstroked rhythms and subsonic pulses with more fire to the mix than ever.
Human Remains
– Using Sickness As A Hero [1996] LP (Relapse)
Human Remains was an experimental eeath metal band from Hazlet, NJ. Members went on to play in Discordance Axis, Municipal Waste and Gridlink. Silver vinyl.

– Hysterese LP (Dirt Cult)
Second LP from Tubingen, Germany powerhouse. Melodic garage punk with teeth—imagine if the Marked Men merged with the Soviettes to make something darker and punker, and you'd be somewhere in the ballpark.

Ice Cube
– Death Certificate [Reissue/1991] LP (Priority)
Death Certificate is the second studio album by Ice Cube. Limited vinyl LP pressing with 3D lenticular cover.

The Isley Brothers
– 3+3 [Reissue/1973] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm audiophile reissue of the legendary Cincinnati R&B/soul group's 1973 album.

James Place
– Living On Superstition LP (Umor Rex)
Living On Superstition is the debut LP from New York native Phil Tortoroli aka James Place. After his initial cassette release An Entire Matchbook A Night (Opal Tapes) in 2014, James Place returns with a harrowing, meditative record of candle-lit rhythms and frost-laden ambience. The album was composed using an intricate collection of analog equipment, including the TR-606, Casio SK-1, SP1200, and a multitude of vinyl and tape-based samples, and mastered by M. Geddes Gengras. Opaque white vinyl.
JD & The Straight Shot
– Where I've Been LP (Caroline)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from the Americana rockers. Produced by Joe Walsh,
Where I've Been features the singles "Governor's Song," which challenges some of today's most well-known political figures; "Under That Hood," a transformative single that tells the story of Trayvon Martin; and "Hard To Find," which is featured in film St. Vincent.
Elvin Jones
– Ultimate [Reissue/1968] LP (Blue Note)
Produced by Duke Pearson, this 1968 date for Blue Note finds the master drummer in a pianoless trio with Joe Farrell (tenor and soprano saxophone, flute) and Jimmy Garrison (bass) performing a well-balanced 6-track set comprised of three Garrison originals ("What Is This?," "Ascendant," "Sometimes Joie"), one from Farrell ("In the Truth") and a pair of standards ("Yesterdays," "We'll Be Together Again").

Paul Kelly
– Presents The Merrisoul Sessions LP (Cen)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A swag of soul-inspired songs and Kelly classics performed by some of the country's best young talent – as well as by the man himself, of course.

– A Distant Fist Unclenching LP+MP3 (Double Double Whammy)
Third album from the Boston three piece. "Labeling Krill as "slacker rock" would overlook their bizarre mix. There's post-rock, prog rock, and indie rock in here, a fascinating balance of the shambolic and psychotic; being able to make it appear casual speaks to the strength of their songwriting." – Consequence Of Sound

– Other Desert Cities [Reissue/2006] 10"+MP3 (Shelflife)
Featuring members of Tristeza and Aberdeen, the
Other Desert Cities EP is a post-shoegaze psychedelic masterpiece with walls of sun-washed pop melodies and breezy Byrds-styled harmonies all swirling around gorgeous blissed-out guitars, ambient explosions of reverb, and a loose tangle of organic and synthetic textures. Take a deep breath and let go.
Andrew Liles
–Wanton Wives, Monstrous Maidens And Wicked Witches LP (Blackest Rainbow)
Andrew Liles'
Wanton Wives... follows on from where his Maleficent Monster left off in June and also follows on from his recent Equestrian Vortex soundtrack 10" on Death Waltz. This, the second LP of horror inspired nastiness in his series for Blackest Rainbow, features creeping giallo jazz with sultry spoken vocals, synth heavy monsters, cannibal lunacy. HQ-180gm pink vinyl with red and green splatter.
– After The Flowers 12" (Mello Music)
In the aftermath of L'Orange's 2014 album
The Orchid Days, the After The Flowers EP is a warm vignette -- a glimpse into life after the end of the world. Waking up to a surreal heavenscape, our tragic figure searches for his place somewhere between life and death. Expanding on the themes of love and loss, L'Orange teams up with artists Chuck Inglish, Meyhem Lauren, Red Pill and producer Amerigo Gazaway to bring us a stream of consciousness epilogue to his 2014 album.
Johnny Marr
– Dynamo b/w Struck (New Voodoo)
"Dynamo" is the second single from
Playland, and features the unreleased B-side "Struck."
Dave Matthews Band
– Under The Table And Dreaming [Reissue/1994] 2xLP+MP3 (Sony Legacy)
Deluxe reissue newly remastered from the original flat analog tapes. Includes a download of all bonus tracks that appeared on the double-CD reissue late last year.

Thelonious Monk
– Genius Of Modern Music Vol. 2 [Reissue/1952] LP (Blue Note)
Belonging in every jazz collection, volume two of Thelonious Monk's
Genius Of Modern Music releases for Blue Note features material recorded between 1947 and 1952. Originally issued in 1952, the historic 8-track affair compiles takes on six iconic Monk originals including "Four In One," "Criss Cross," "Straight No Chaser" and "Ask Me Now" plus one a piece from the Gershwins ("Nice Work If You Can Get It") and Ike Quebec ("Suburban Eyes").
Ennio Morricone
– For A Few Dollars More [1965] 10" (AMS)
For the score to the 1965 follow-up to
Fistful Of Dollars, the maestro chose a 'poor' registry, consisting of folk instruments such as ocarina, Jew's harp and chimes, respectively used to accompany the entry stage of the three main actors. But there are, as usual, the contributions of Alessandro Allesandroni and his Cantori Modern choir, for an incredibly exciting final result. 45rpm 10-inch gold vinyl. Includes a mini poster and gatefold jacket.
Ennio Morricone
– The Big Gundown [1966] LP (Dagored)
Morricone's legendary score for
The Big Gundown (Italian La Resa Dei Conti) is so densely packed with pathos and drama that run so deep into the listener's mind. Using almost the same great talents shown on Sergio Leone's The Dollar Trilogy with the orchestra conducted by fellow Bruno Nicolai and the mighty twangin' guitar of Alessandro Alessandroni, the maestro Morricone delivers similarly outstanding results. Limited numbered edition on splatter vinyl. Includes a poster.
– I Wanna Kill You 7" (Get Hip)
These legendary first generation '70s punk rockers reunited in 2007 and this brand new single features an original 1977 alternate track from their latest LP, while the B-side premieres "They Were Doin' The Pogo," a brand new cut from their new LP coming in 2015. On limited white vinyl.

New Blockaders & Xtematic
– Degenerative Themes LP (Equations)
Limited edition of 160 copies on black and gold vinyl. Packaged in matte jackets with printed inner-sleeves. Anti-nothing, anti-everything.

The Notwist
– Shrink [Reissue/1998] LP (Outer Battery)
Originally released in 1998,
Shrink was The Notwist's record that set the stage for their groundbreaking Neon Golden LP on Domino.
– Ill Khaoohs And Kon-Fus-Ion [1996] 12" (Relapse)
This Swedish avant-garde death metal band gained notoriety for their complex and progressive song structures and weird use of different sounds and styles.

Jessica Pavone
– Knuckle Under LP (Taiga)
Jessica Pavone's recent works for solo viola and voice, collected on
Knuckle Under, stem from years of concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration. She combines her long tone rituals with delay, understated melodies and sparse lyrical content while continuously experimenting with new forms.
– The Cliff LP (Southern Lord)
New "vocal driven" EP includes remixes from Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu), Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer (Isis).

Punch Brothers
– The Phosphorescent Blues 2xLP+MP3 (Nonesuch)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. After working with T. Bone Burnett numerous times—most recently on the soundtrack for the Joel and Ethan Coen film
Inside Llewyn Davis and the related Town Hall/Showtime concert Another Day, Another Time—Punch Brothers decided to join forces with the multiple Grammy Award–winning producer for their new record. Last summer, the band and Burnett spent a month at Hollywood's Ocean Way Recording laying down the songs that guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjo player Noam Pikelny, mandolinist and lead singer Chris Thile, and fiddler Gabe Witcher had written during several writing "retreats" last winter and spring.
Radical Dads
– Universal Coolers LP+MP3 (Old Flame)
"The trio make no bones about their love of '90s indie rock so it's extremely fitting that the cover art for the new album was done by prolific Greenpoint artist Steve Keene, who did the same for Pavement's
Wowee Zowee and Apples in Stereo's Fun Trick Noisemaker and others." – Brooklyn Vegan
– Dare Iz A Darkside [Reissue/1994] LP (Def Jam)
Limited vinyl LP pressing with 3D lenticular cover.
Dare Iz A Darkside is the second studio album from Redman. The album cover features Redman buried in the ground up to his neck, areference to the cover of Funkadelic's 1971 album Maggot Brain.
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
– So Delicious! LP (Shanachie/Yazoo)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "On the lyrical side,
So Delicious! features a heavy helping of Peyton's crisply tongue-in-cheek songwriting and sense of humor; something that he says he's always wrestled with. Tracks like the Delta-slide barnburner 'Raise A Little Hell' are prime examples of how Peyton manages to convey a decidedly intense sound without taking his songwriting too seriously. But beyond its humor, its fingerpicking or its percussion, So Delicious! is notable for the stamp that will be placed upon it, that of the legendary Yazoo Records. Founded in the 1960s, the label came to prominence by reissuing the original work of legendary blues artists like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Rev. Gary Davis, Skip James and more. Because Yazoo had never been in the business of signing contemporary artists, it was a complete surprise to Peyton when the label's name reared its head as the band searched for a new home prior to the completion of So Delicious!" – Elmore Magazine
Sonny Rollins
– Newk's Time [Reissue/1958] LP (Blue Note)
Newk's Time, the masterful tenor turns such unlikely material as "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "Wonderful! Wonderful!" into powerfully swinging jazz. With the backing of a superb trio including pianist Wynton Kelly, Rollins brings out the hidden beauty of these songs, often by sticking close to the melody and using repetition inventively, and at other times through the sheer humanity of his sound. A volcanic force on the tenor saxophone for nearly 60 years, Sonny Rollins effortlessly uses his creative powers to create musical magic throughout Newk's Time.
– Caress Of Steel [Reissue/1975] LP+MP3 (Mercury)
Caress Of Steal was the Canadian Rock trio's third album their second released in 1975. Certified gold, the album singles include "The Necromancer: Return Of The Prince" and "Lakeside Park." The album has been mastered at the legendary Abbey Road studios from the original analog masters. Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing.
Russell St. Bombings
– Russell St. Bombings LP (Smart Guy)
From the seemingly unending musical font of talent that is Australia comes Russell St. Bombings. The band features members of Total Control, UV Race, East Link and Dick Diver yet sounds nothing like any of them. "Australian music is at a high point presently. It's hard to keep up with all the great records coming out. The lineup of Russell St. Bombings is too amazing to resist. I wonder if the members got together with as much curiosity as to what would be as I was listening to it—which I have. Over and over. Such a cool record."—Henry Rollins

Saun & Starr
– Look Closer b/w Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah 7" (Daptone)
Fresh off the success of their debut single "Hot Shot" b/w "Gonna Make Time," S&S are back with two sides, equal parts complexity and subtlety – "Look Closer," the eponymous track to their forthcoming and highly anticipated debut album, is a dark mover that creeps into your bones via the aural highway, and sticks there till you can't do anything but shake it loose on the dance floor. The flip "Blah Blah..." is a breezy, sun-filled day of cocktails and good friends, pressed into 7" of waxen joy. Think Island Soul ala Jackie Edwards.

Sally Shapiro
– Disco Romance [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (Paper Bag)
Sally Shapiro's debut record (originally released in 2007) was nominated as the "Dance/Electronic Album of the Year" at the US Plug Awards and was named "Best New Music" by Pitchfork. Later that year, Pitchfork named it one of their Top 50 Albums of 2007. Here it is on limited edition color vinyl (blue and white).

– Chokes! [Reissue/2006] 12"+MP3 (Comedy Minus One)
The basic instrumental tracks for what would become Silkworm's final record
Chokes! were recorded in 2005 at Electrical Audio, a few weeks before the death of drummer Michael Dahlquist. The songs were finished later that year and issued on compact disc via 12XU at the close of 2006. Comedy Minus One helped distribute this release digitally two years later but Chokes! has been both physically out of print and never pressed on vinyl until now.
Simian Ghost
– The Veil LP (Playground)
Simian Ghost is an alternative pop act from Sandviken/Gavle, Sweden. They have already shared stages with the likes of Mount Kimbie, SBTRKT, Niki & The Dove and Tony Buck. "Like some sort of musical spectre, Sweden's Simian Ghost haunt the grey area between 'alternative' and 'pop', offering the nuance and depth you'd expect from the nebulous former genre combined with the instant appeal of the latter. As if to exemplify this, their newest album The Veil is pretty long for a pop record, with its 18 tracks running to just over an hour." – Drowned In Sound

Somerset Thrower
– Falling Swingers 7"+MP3 (Dead Broke)
This Long Island, NY band features ex-members of The Agent, Bastard Cut, Polygon, Sleepwell, Halfway To Hell Club and more. This is their debut release. Limited to 300 copies. Download code includes one digital-only track—a Smashing Pumpkins cover.

The Velvet Underground
– The Velvet Underground [Reissue/1969] LP (Polydor)
Remastered edition of the highly influential eponymous third album by the iconic New York band.

Butch Walker
– Afraid Of Ghosts LP (Dangerbird)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The guitarist/producer's new album was produced by Ryan Adams at Pax Am Studios in L.A. and includes guest contributions by Johnny Depp and Bob Mould. With gritty hints of folk, pop and rock,
Afraid Of Ghosts weaves a journey through life, love, death and everything in between.
Riccardo Dillon Wanke
– Cuts LP+MP3 (Three Four)
Wanke's work with guitars and keyboards (piano and Rhodes) started from pure radical improvisation and since veered into more drone/static sounds. He has recently developed systems to elaborate acoustic sounds with analogue filters and synthesizers.

– As Heaven Turns To Ash [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Southern Lord)
Reissued and back on vinyl after 14 years. A massive conjuration from Boston's old lords of doomed darkness.

– Final Convulsion [1985] LP (Denomination)
Final Convulsion is the unreleased 1985 album from Danish heavy metal masters Wasted. Heavier sounds and still in the veins of Mercyful Fate and Jaguar. Ever wondered how AC/DC would sound if they played heavy metal? Check out Wasted's version of "Let There Be Rock." Transparent red or black vinyl.
– Thousand Pounds b/w Turret 7" (Lefse)
Weed's new blown out pop-slop single "Thousand Pounds" is from their upcoming sophomore effort
Running Back, and is paired with a gloomy, droney, previously unheard cut from their first-ever recording sessions.
Johnny Winter
– Live Bootleg Series Vol. 10 [2013] LP (Friday Music)
The blues wielding axeman steps out with super workouts on concert classics like his masterful version of the Dale Hawkins classic "Suzie Q," Johnny's own rocker "One Step At A Time" and a super long jam on the Lowell Fulson's "Love Her With A Feeling." Always paying homage to his fellow bluesmen, Johnny also dug into his archives for two rare performances of the stellar Muddy Waters classic "Catfish Blues" and the jump blues of John Estes' "Diving Duck Blues."

– Hungry Heart b/w Something On Your Mind 7" (Fat Possum)
"'Hungry Heart' is Yak's first song, and they already seem to have built up something of a mythology around themselves. The trio has been playing shows around their home base of London for the past few months, picking up rave reviews from publications like NME and drumming up enough attention to get their first single released on Fat Possum, all without a single song to their name. 'Hungry Heart' is a track with soul-crushing, foot-stomping fury that's designed to evoke some kind of visceral reaction, whether positive or negative. In terms of introductions, it's pretty memorable." – Stereogum
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>S. Carey – Supermoon LP (Jagjaguwar)
Recorded primarily during the perigee-syzygy (also known as the super moon) of August 2014, the
Supermoon EP from S. Carey is a study in scale, space, and proximity. These songs are a new and closer look into existing works from both S. Carey's renowned full-lengths, 2010's All We Grow and 2014's Range Of Light. With Supermoon, Carey has broken these songs down to their essential, acoustic parts with his forever humming vocals laid over top, lilting yet percussive piano, and a subtle swath of harmonic strings.
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>Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
– Tender Prey [Reissue/1988] LP+MP3 (Mute)
– Let Love In [Reissue/1994] LP+MP3 (Mute)
A fresh pair of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds vinyl reissues for you or your Valentine.
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Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (XL)
Vinyl reissue of Sigur Rós's second, groundbreaking album. (Reissue of
Von due March 31.)
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
Algarnas Tradgard
- Framtiden Ar Ett Svavande Skepp Forankrat I Forntiden [Reissue/1971] 2xLP (Subliminal Sounds)
Reissue of 1972 debut -- a rare and totally flipped-out psychedelic underground space rock masterpiece from Sweden. Includes additional LP with previously unreleased recordings from the same time period.

Anti-Nowhere League
– We Are… The League …Uncut LP (Cleopatra)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Animal and the boys return with brand new and rowdy, re-recordings of The League's classic debut LP plus bonus tracks.

Antony & Yoko Ono
– I Love You Earth 10" (Chimera Music)
One-sided 10" with etched B-side. Antony (of Antony & The Johnsons) interprets two beautiful Yoko Ono covers in the studio, joined by Yoko on a vocal duet on "I Love You Earth," and Thomas Bartlett (Doveman) on piano. "I'm Going Away Smiling" is stark and haunting.

Axis: Sova
– Early Surf LP (God? Records)
Heavy jams for light heads! Visceral fireworks lighting up the hemispheres! Fun times with torch tunes and scorch sounds! Call it what you want — Axis: Sova pulled these songs out of his head like eyeballs, fresh and round, sight damaged, with nerve endings dangling. Scrapping and scrapping the blown out amp waves, from his headphones to yours!

– Biophilia Live 3xLP+DVD (One Little Indian)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl.
Biophilia Live is a concert film by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland that captures the human element of Bjork's multi-disciplinary multimedia project: Biophilia. Recorded live at Bjork's show at London's Alexandra Palace in 2013, the film features Bjork and her band performing every song on Biophilia and more using a broad variety of instruments some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable. The film premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival and has appeared at Festivals around the Globe since.
– Opening Band LP (Hockey Dad)
Proto-hardcore punk that refuses to be killed by death. These are stupid songs about feeling stupid, being stupid, trying to forget about one's stupidity and finally embracing the stupidness of it all. Terse blasts of melodic hardcore punk not unlike the sounds of Red Cross and The Descendents.

Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band
– Juguya LP (Subliminal Frequencies)
Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band draws inspiration from Fela Kuti/Africa 70, King Sunny Ade, and Moussa Doumbia to craft a modern DIY Afrobeat sound with the ngoni, the traditional instrument of Burkinabe and Malian hunters. (CD version due March 3.)

S. Carey
– Supermoon LP (Jagjaguwar)
Recorded primarily during the perigee-syzygy (also known as the super moon) of August 2014, the
Supermoon EP from S. Carey is a study in scale, space, and proximity. These songs are a new and closer look into existing works from both S. Carey's renowned full-lengths, 2010's All We Grow and 2014's Range Of Light. With Supermoon, Carey has broken these songs down to their essential, acoustic parts with his forever humming vocals laid over top, lilting yet percussive piano, and a subtle swath of harmonic strings.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
– Tender Prey [Reissue/1988] LP+MP3 (Mute)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In [Reissue/1994] LP+MP3 (Mute)
A fresh pair of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds vinyl reissues for you or your Valentine.

– Puls Disco LP (Suction)
Celldöd strips EBM down to its core, eliminating vocals and any superfluous details. Celldöd offers a raw, minimal, and purist vision of EBM; hardware tracks recorded live to tape using just a handful of machines. Celldöd's bare bones dance cuts are dirty and primitive, but manage to steer clear of retro trappings, sounding fresh and contemporary. Despite being driven by Nitzer Ebb-style basslines and militant electronic percussion, you can also hear the squelch and funk of vintage acid house and proto-techno in Celldöd, giving Pulsdisco the same techno/EBM crossover appeal of artists such as Silent Servant, Adam X and Terrence Fixmer.

– September 13, 1969 LP (Cleopatra)
Limited edition vinyl pressing of ne of the most astonishing live bands of their era, Chicago, tearing up the stage on a cool night in September 1969 at the Toronto Rock N Roll Revival.

Coma In Algiers
– Happy Forever LP (A Wicked Company)
Somewhere between Flipper, Watery Love, and the internecine savagery of No Neck Blues Band frenching Cop Shoot Cop (with two or three guitars instead of none). 300 hand-numbered copies written with a silver glow sharpie purchased from the Duane Reade across the street.

Dark Dark Dark
– Floodtide 2xLP+MP3 (Blackbird Media)
There's always been a cinematic tone to Dark Dark Dark's music, be it through the immersive sense of atmosphere much of the instrumentation and vocals instill, or the image-strewn lyrics and sense of place that can transport the listener to another world. It makes perfect sense that they would end up in the world of cinema. However, this is not simply a film score commission. The group's involvement with
Floodtide runs much deeper, as the film was written and directed by former band member Todd Chandler, and features the band both as characters and performers. This is the original soundtrack to the feature film, on etched vinyl with art by Michael Gaughan. Includes HD download of the entire film and score.
– Greatest Hits LP (Cleopatra)
The very best tracks from everyone's favorite Imbeciles, those legends of hardcore thrash metal, D.R.I. issue on special limited edition clear vinyl.

– Albatross [Reissue/2007] LP (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Fishboy – NOM [Reissue/2007] LP (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Fishboy – An Elephant [2014] LP (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
The Denton, TX band's 2007 cult-classic-long-titled-power-twee-rock-opera
Albatross: How We Failed To Save The Lone Star State With The Power Of Rock And Roll is back in print on vinyl (along with two other titles). Described by songwriter Eric Michener as "a rock opera about how myself, the band, and the ghost of Buddy Holly attempt to save Texas by going on a tour/crime spree in order to perform all 8,030 of the songs I've written in my sleep since I was in the womb," the album was praised upon its release by AllMusic, Paste, Tinymixtapes, the Stranger, KEXP and 75orless (who describe the record as "Tullycraft and Crayon team up and wrestle Apples In Stereo to the ground while singing songs about writing songs"). The follow up EP NOM takes Albatross-era songs and mixes them up with guest performances by members of Shearwater, Okkerville River, and Bill Callahan's Band. An Elephant is an album and wordless graphic novel about the ghost of Topsy, the elephant who was publicly electrocuted by Thomas Edison in 1903, and her attempts to avenge her death and pass into the afterlife.
Frankie & The Witch Fingers
– Frankie & The Witch Fingers LP (Permanent Records)
L.A. via Indiana psychsters are equal parts droning lysergic guitar work and propulsive rhythm chops. For fans of Cosmonauts, Spacemen 3, Ty Segall, Apache Dropout, Wand.

B.C. Gilbert/G. Lewis
– 3R4 [Reissue/1980] LP (Superior Viaduct)
B.C. Gilbert/G. Lewis – Ends With The Sea [Reissue/1981] 7" (Superior Viaduct)
In 1980, after three relentlessly creative albums, the members of Wire were at an impasse, unsure of how to push themselves any further as a four-piece rock band. While frontman Colin Newman spent the band's hiatus mining Wire's knack for intelligent and contorted pop songs, guitarist Bruce Gilbert and bassist/vocalist Graham Lewis joined forces for a series of experimental projects (Dome, Cupol, etc.) where the primary motivating concept was "studio as instrument."
3R4, the duo's only LP under the B.C. Gilbert/G. Lewis moniker and the very second album to be released on 4AD, eschews melody and structure in favor of ambient-noise soundscapes, metallic textures and tense moods.
The Grannies
– Ballsier LP (Saustex Media)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from Bay Area cross-dressing, geriatric superstars. Lead singer Bjorn Toulouse wails hard won lessons about dodgy friends, gentrification and love to the chaos while producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, The Gits, Valiant Thor) aptly synthesizes the bands well-fermented bile and grungy, virulent twin-guitar attack.

Grant Lee Buffalo
– Mighty Joe Moon [Reissue/1994] LP (Plain)
Mighty Joe Moon the 1994 sophomore effort by Grant Lee Buffalo found the band hitting their artistic stride with their distinctive Americana/alternative rock fusion and the evocative, wide screen song writing of singer/guitarist/songwriter Grant Lee Phillips. HQ-180gm.
Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
– Eronia [1971] LP (Holidays)
A series of haunting improvisations -- each one inspired by the effects of a different drug -- made of whirling electronic glitches, skronky horns, pounded piano, funky drums, and weird tape experiments. The best drone/spaced-/drugged-out free music performed by the legendary ensemble of Ennio Morricone, Mario Bertoncini, Egisto Macchi, Bruno Battisti D'Amario, Franco Evangelisti, and Walter Bianchi.

– Evermotion LP (Nettwerk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen, Stereolab),
Evermotion bulldozes inhibitions, propelling the band to a harder-charging, more freewheeling sound as heard on lead single, "Simple Machine." Packed with tight hooks, muscular guitar riffs, clanging percussion and surprisingly dark lyrics, the new album features adventurous turns on slide guitars, brassy trumpets and a glockenspiel, with sax and trombone accompaniment.
Hexis/This Gift Is A Curse
– This Gift Is A Curse/Hexis 7" (King Of The Monsters)
The bleak, avant-garde black metal-meets-hardcore approach of Denmark's Hexis is paried with the aural assault of technical hardcore via black sludge from Sweden's This Gift Is A Curse.

Hey Colossus
– In Black And Gold LP (Rocket Recordings)
Emerging in a haze of demented riff science and booze-addled abandon, London-based tinnitus machine Hey Colossus have carved out a notable niche for themselves in the British underground's murkier quarters. They've dished out a formidable array of wax over the last decade, specializing in a primordial barrage of abject noise from overheated amp stacks. Yet for all the grit and gnarl of their output thus far, it's seemingly only been a warm-up for their latest opus, which sees their monstrous assault finely honed into an album as beguiling as it is bulldozing.

– Upon A Once Time [Reissue/1974] LP (Mapachie)
Huckle – Wild Blue Yonder [Reissue/1976] LP (Mapachie)
First-time reissue of two albums from the Canadian hippy-folker. A pair of cosmic-psych folk rock masterpieces.

Inflatable Boy Clams
– Inflatable Boy Clams [Reissue/1981] 2x7" (Superior Viaduct)
San Francisco provocateurs Inflatable Boy Clams recorded one of the greatest all-female art punk records ever made, a wrongfully obscure five-song double 7" EP that has garnered a cult following ever since its initial release on Subterranean Records in 1981. While the music blends simple instrumentation and captivating, quirky lyrics, the artwork looks like an early Rough Trade single, complete with a posh Winogrand-esque photo of the group. This first-time reissue comes from the original master tapes. Recommended for fans of Kleenex/LiLiPUT, Raincoats and Bush Tetras.

Iron Butterfly
– Live In Copenhagen 1971 2xLP (Cleopatra)
Limited edition double-LP of a vintage live album that features Iron Butterfly in their final performance with then up-and-coming prog act Yes, who jump onstage for a live farewell jam session at the close of the show.

Jamestown Revival
– Utah LP (Republic)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl. "Influence-wise, Jamestown Revival is all over the place, incorporating everything from soul ('Revival') to Dixie-fried country ('Wandering Man'), but two influences loom large. One of those is Neil Young, whose sound sneaks into songs like 'California (Cast Iron Soul)' and who is even openly acknowledged on 'Home' ('I spent a good time killing time/been a miner for a heart of gold'). Another is the aforementioned Ryan Adams, whose rock & roll ambitions wonderfully colored early records like
Heartbreaker and Cold Roses (ignoring, of course, the infamous New York Dolls reference on 'Beautiful Sorta'). Jamestown Revival hits the nail on the head in that regard, turning out a collection of songs that truly lives up to the country-rock label, confidently toeing the line between genres." – Pop Matters
– Dominion LP (Suction)
Dominion is focused on June's synthwave sound, utilizing hardware step sequencers to sync and control his arsenal of classic drum machines and synthesizers including Roland's SH-101, TR-606 and Juno-60, and the minimal synth percussion staple, the Korg KR-55. The romanticism and elegance of early '80s synth pop is clearly evident, not only in the production and instrumentation of the music, but in the artwork and song titles.
King Woman
– Doubt LP/Cassette (The Flenser)
King Woman is fronted by former Whirr vocalist Kristina Esfandiari. The group's debut
Doubt unfurls lugubriously, blossoming into a haunting sprawl of crushing, slo-mo miserablism. Imagine some twisted fusion of PJ Harvey, sunn O))) and Black Sabbath. Churning washes of crumbling distortion and tar-pit riffage drift grimly through billowing clouds of dense, layered thrum; roiling backdrops for Esfandiari's throaty, bewitching vocals.
L.A. Guns
– Boston 1989 LP (Cleopatra)
From the vault of one of L.A.'s more notorious hard rock bands comes this live album, pressed on color vinyl.

Legendary Wings
– Do You See LP (Dirtnap)
Alternating bursts of caffeinated punk-pop with mid-tempo jangly numbers, all served up raw and catchy as hell. Think fun, high-energy music, but with enough melancholy in the lyrics to keep this far from the realm of vapid party jams.

Bob Lind
– Since There Were Circles [Reissue/1971] LP (Mapache)
Mapache presents very first vinyl reissue of this truly buried treasure of American music originally issued on Capitol. In 1971, a semi-retired songwriter after his '60s hits entered at the studio to record a masterpiece of pop/folk with an incredible all-star band that included Gene Clark (The Byrds), Doug Dillard (The Dillards), Carol Kaye and Bernie Leadon. Produced by Doug Weston with beautiful arrangements by Jimmy Bond, this amazing collection of tunes between pop and traditional roots music became his last studio album to date.

– Valis LP (The Flenser)
As its name and sigil demands, Mastery is a vessel to ascend the partial mind; one impulsive and chaotic, the other of collected illumination. A meditation unto the will subconscious. The solo black metal entity is the product of mastermind Ephemeral Domignostika (Pale Chalice, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis, Horn of Dagoth).

– Blood For The Return LP (Olde English Spelling Bee)
Mirage is the project of Robin Nydal, a 19-year old Los Angeles native who began putting his recordings on Bandcamp earlier this year.
Blood For The Return is the first collection of his songs. He's been labeled as a "soft-prog impresario" for the scrappy yet highly intricate compositions that weave between solo recordings and collaborations with guest musicians. The instrumentation sidesteps that of the traditional guitar/bass/drums rock band and includes piano, cello, viola, violin, oboe, and timpanis.
– Street Certified LP (Nature Sounds)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Lil Fame and Billy Danze are back with a new album. Executive produced by DJ Premier,
Street Certified is full of the raw, unfiltered hip-hop. Features guest appearances by Maino, Busta Rhymes, and Mobb Deep.
– Nature [Reissue/1972] LP (Subliminal Sounds)
Reissue of the 1972 debut from Swedish underground psychedelic hard rock band.

– Together We're Stranger [Reissue/2003] LP (Kscope)
No-Man – Schoolyard Ghosts [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Kscope)
Originally released in 2003,
Together We're Stranger saw No-Man (the duo of Tim Bowness and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson) further extending the reach of its panoramic soundscapes and cracked, mournful, ballads. Both vinyl reissues have been expanded with bonus tracks.
No Love
– Dogs b/w Wolves 7" (Sorry State)
New single featuring lady-fronted melodic punk like the Avengers meets the Buzzcocks. Forget garage, d-beat, KBD, and all your other retro micro-genres, No Love plays capital "P" Punk.

– Silence In The Ancestral House LP (20 Buck Spin)
The apparition known in physical form as Occultation materializes with its second full-length LP,
Silence In The Ancestral House, expanding on the twisting, malformed post-punk and cast-iron dark doom first revealed through its Three & Seven debut. Under the light of the moon Occultation creeps, crawls and crushes like a many-tentacled abomination using seductive power and hypnotic conjuring on the nine curses contained within. For fans of Negative Plane, early Black Sabbath, Italian doom metal of the '80s.
– Machines That Kill People [Reissue/1983] LP (Priority Male)
Ono – Ennui [Reissue/1986] LP (Priority Male)
The legendary experimental group's debut album,
Machines That Kill People, captures their unique mixture of love pulsations from the deep end of odd, no-wave guitar collage clatter, churning and clanging repetition, exuberant freak-flag-flying, and powerful quasi-sermonizing cautiously and passionately delivered by legendary frontman Travis. Their second LP, Ennui, further experiments with atmospherics and sparser compositions. Travis belts out gospel-tinged Beefhart-ian sermons over post-Gristle clatter, filtering traditional hymns through after-war points-of-view, remnants of post-modern abstract punk, and Western world queer counterculture. ONO's theatrical attributes shine heavily and give noticeable nods to Pere Ubu while also scrambling their influences beyond recognition.
Yoko Ono & John Zorn
– Blink 10" (Chimera Music)
One-sided 10" with etched B-side. A wild improvisation by two masters. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of David Garland's Spinning On Air radio program, Yoko performed "Blink," an improvisation with saxophonist John Zorn, live on WNYC at the station's Greene Space on November 14, 2012. The duo has performed together on just a couple special occasions, and this is the only one to be recorded and released.

– United [Reissue/2000] LP (Rhino)
Phoenix – Alphabetical [Reissue/2000] LP (Rhino)
Phoenix – It's Never Been Like That [Reissue/2006] LP (Rhino)
Vinyl reissue of Phoenix's first three albums.

Pink Section
– Pink Section LP (Superior Viaduct)
Named after San Francisco Chronicle's pink-hued arts and entertainment guide, Pink Section coalesced at SF Art Institute and performed their first show at the legendary Deaf Club on Valentine's Day, 1979. These self-taught musicians existed on the fringe (even in the local underground scene), producing an unusual brand of off-kilter post-punk against a backdrop of Dadaist aesthetics. This first-time retrospective LP collects the band's rare 1979 single, the self-titled EP, unreleased demos and live material.

Jonny Polonski
– The Other Side Of Midnight LP (Sound Science Industries)
In 1996 Johnny Polonsky signed a record deal with Rick Rubin. He has worked with Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Maynard James Keenan (Tool), Cedric Bixler (The Mars Volta) and many more. Polonsky's new record,
The Other Side Of Midnight, is 35 minutes of strange and beautiful, melodic, sci-fi bliss written and performed entirely by Jonny.
Aria Prayogi & Fajar Yuskemal
– The Raid [OST] LP (Death Waltz)
Fajar Yuskemal and Aria Prayogi's original score to
The Raid. Directed by Gareth Evans, this explosive masterpiece of Indonesian uber-action has already been recognized as one of the greatest action films ever made, but few people know that when it was released in the UK and US, its music was replaced in favor of a score by Mike Shinoda (of Linkin Park) and Joseph Trapanese. Quite frankly, the original score kicks its successor's ass, hard. Pressed on gray vinyl.
Rectal Hygenics
– Ultimate Purity LP (Permanent Records)
Second long player from Chicago's nastiest noise rock misanthropes. For fans of Drunks With Guns, Flipper, Twin Stumps, Rusted Shut, Unholy Two.

Sandrider + Kinski
– Sandrider + Kinski LP+MP3 (Good To Die)
Brand new split LP featuring five unreleased tracks from Seattle heavyweights Sandrider and veteran psych rockers Kinski.

Ty Segall/Black Time
– Black Time/Ty Segall [Reissue/2009] LP (Telephone Explosion)
Originally released in 2009, the Ty Segall/Black Time split LP highlights a dichotomy between two vastly different musical climates. Ty Segall plants himself firmly in the California sun with seven unreleased (and reverb-drenched) tracks. Black Time infiltrates their side like a disorienting British fog, stumbling through six songs in a most cacophonous way.

– Consumer Complaints [Reissue/2013] LP (Fat Cat)
Shopping utilizes propulsive bass lines, primitive disco-not-disco drums and guitar lines sharp as broken glass. The band was formed in 2012 by members Rachel Aggs (guitar), Billy Easter (bass) and Andrew Milk (drums), who've all done time in a plethora of notable UK DIY bands including Trash Kit and Wet Dog. They pull from a well of '70s post-punk with a voraciousness seldom seen these days, bringing to mind the jagged aggression of Gang Of Four, the voracious yelp of The Slits and the dance inducing thrust of Delta 5 and ESG.

Sigur Rós
- Ágætis Byrjun [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (XL)
Vinyl reissue of Sigur Rós's second (best) album. (Reissue of
Von due March 31.)
Sir Lord Von Raven
– The Age Of Machines 2xLP (Guitars And Bongos)
Four sides of soulful psych-rock, effervescent boogie and heartbreakingly beautiful, oldies-inspired rock & roll.

Jonny Telefone
– Romeo Must Cry LP (Chapter Music)
Perhaps best described as post-apocalyptic R&B. "To know the extent of Jonny Telafone's derangement, you need a glimpse of the Canberra-to-Melbourne transplant's live show. He chugs a couple pints, tears off his shirt as if it were his skin, holds his fists up in the air, and proclaims that after the set, all will cease to exist. He evokes not a drawn-out apocalyptic disaster, but an instant Rapture, without the promise of salvation. Everything plays from a backing track but his vocals, each agonizing word strangled and stretched and refusing to come until Telafone forces it out. Beating his pale, hairless chest, just an eyelash away from crying, he comes off like Xiu Xiu without the bloodshed." -- Pitchfork

Nedelle Torrisi
– Advice From Paradise LP (Ethereal Sequence)
Nedelle Torrisi is a singer with a voice for the ages and a songwriter who would fit in at the Brill Building. Her most recent album
Advice From Paradise is the brainchild of Torrisi and producer Kenny Gilmore, guitarist/keyboardist/drummer/secret-musical-mastermind with Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. Gilmore plays most of the instruments on Advice, a labor of love more than two years in the making, cut between tours and other engagements. Let us be clear: this all-heart, no-gimmick album is truly excellent -- somewhere between Carole King and Sade.
Various Artists
– Back From The Grave Volume Two [Reissue/1983] LP (Crypt)
Fully remastered and in luscious deluxe gatefold edition, Crypt's second offering in their
Back From The Grave series features cuts by The Lyrics, The Canadian Rogues, The Unrelated Segments, The Outsiders, The Mods, The Hatfields, The Reasons Why, Ralph Nielsen & The Chancellors, The Novas, The Mystics, The Children Of Darkness, plus more.
Various Artists
– Back From The Grave Volume 6 [Reissue/1985] LP (Crypt)
Fully remastered and in exotic deluxe gatefold edition, Crypt's sixth offering in their
Back From The Grave series, features tracks by: The Shames, Long John & The Silvermen, The Keggs, The Beaux Jeans, The Savoys, The Shames, The Golden Catalinas, Billy & The Kids, The Shandels, The Byrds, plus more.
Various Artists
– The Three Blind Mice 45 Box 6xLP (Impex)
Three Blind Mice was a Japanese jazz label set up by producer Takeshi Fujii in 1970. The label focused on Japanese jazz artists and, like Blue Note, was renowned for the quality of its recordings (most of which were recorded by engineer Yoshihiko Kannari) and artwork. This HQ-180gm 45rpm audiophile vinyl collector's box set contains three of the label's most sought-after titles (each double-LP):
Blow Up by Isao Suzuki Trio, Midnight Sugar and Misty, both by Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio.
Alan Watts
– This Is It [Reissue/1962] LP (Numero)
Released in 1962, this is an imaginative cacophony of percussion, non-verbal chanting, and free-flowing expression, punctuated occasionally by leisurely passes at a terrestrial piano, marimba, or French horn. It is at once, experimental, intellectual, and experiential. Three years before Ken Kesey's inaugural Acid Test, this constitutes the first transmission for a tuned-in counterculture of hippies, beats, and psychedelic revolutionaries of all stripes.
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>Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes LP (selfie)
The album is also available on deluxe white vinyl and "printed with a metallic silver laminate then multi-tone black and a striking neon green; the whole is enclosed in a bespoke anti-static shield bag - a metallised laminated material usually used by the electronics industry for protecting components from electrostatic interference. The bag is printed with neon green on both sides, and has a resealable grip closure."
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
The Animals – Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted [Reissue/1977] LP (Secret)
HQ-180gm vinyl repress of The (Original) Animals 1977 comeback album.

Blood, Sweat & Tears
– Blood, Sweat & Tears [Reissue/1968] LP (Friday Music)
Receiving multiple Grammy awards in 1969, including Album Of The Year, BS&T soared to platinum plus with David Clayton-Thomas' voice as they nailed three huge hit singles with "You've Made Me So Very Happy," "Spinning Wheel" and Laura Nyro's "And When I Die."

Cerebral Incubation
- Asphyxiating On Excrement [2009] LP (Gore House Productions)
The Las Vegas death metal band's debut album is available for the first time on vinyl.

Church Bats
– Foreign Land 7" (Windian)
Deep from the caverns of New York arises a sound of garage, nay, cave rock. Floor thumping aggression and vocal distortion, penetrating vocals and beastly kicks, Church Bats are here to drop their first 7" on you, ye "general public". This sick A-side is followed by Windian's first instrumental B-side, a great track to take reference of everything you've been dealt to know whether you need to throw up that white flag or keep going.

John Wesley Coleman
– I Feel Like A Sad Clown 7" (Windian)
This clown-obsessed chanteur brings Windian two beautifully scurran pop tracks that are positive and yet longingly looking forward. JWC's output has been delicious on all labels, and this 7" is no slouch.

The Damned
– So, Who's Paranoid [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
The Damned – Tiki Nightmare: Live In London 2002 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
So, Who's Paranoid is the tenth studio album from The Damned. Unavailable for over two years, now reissued as part of an extensive reissue campaign of the bands classic material. Originally self-released in November 2008, it was their first album in seven years and to date is their last studio album. Tiki Nightmare: Live In London captures the band's full performance from a 2002 gig while touring in support of their 2001 album.
Dinosaur Jr
– Bug: Live At The 9:30 Club LP (Outer Battery)
2012 live album repressed on red vinyl.

Dr. John
– In The Right Place [Reissue/1973] LP (ATCO)
Released in 1973,
In The Right Place was the biggest selling album of Dr. John's career, containing his most popular top-20 hit songs "Right Place Wrong Time" and "Such A Night" which appears in the music video of 3000 Miles To Graceland and The Band's The Last Waltz concert.
- Brainoil/Dropdead 7" (Armageddon)
Dropdead present two tracks recorded during the same session as their 2011split release with Converge. Brainoil drop a heavy as f**k sludge metal riffer.

Dropdead/Unholy Grave
– Unholy Grave/Dropdead [Reissue/2003] 7" (Armageddon)
Reissue of this Japanese release that had been out of print for over a decade, both sides freshly mastered. A total of ten tracks here, five by each band. Furious, fast and brutal political HC from Dropdead. Noisy blasting grind from Unholy Grave.

– NWO LP (Digital World Audio)
First-ever vinyl release from the Canadian dark electronica act.

English Dogs
– Forward Into Battle [Reissue/1985] LP (Back On Black)
Vinyl reissue from one of the UK's prime purveyors of crossover.

– The Apocalypse Manifesto [1999] LP (Back On Black)
First time on vinyl for the Belgian black metal group's third album.

Bill Evans
- Paris Concert: Edition Two [Reissue/1984] 2xLP (Original Recordings)
Edition Two of The Paris Concert by Bill Evans was recorded live in November 1979 at L'espace Cardin in Paris, France. Evans is assisted by bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joe LaBarbera. This second edition of the two includes Miles Davis' "Nardis" as well as "34 Skidoo."
– Smash The State (With Your Face) 7" (Hosehead)
Debut release from this new band featuring Jeff from Tranzmitors. It's like Pointed Sticks meets Eddie And The Hot Rods meets The Boys all at once.

– Flatiron b/w Stick Up Jack 7"+MP3 (Sub Pop)
First new tracks in nearly two decades from these outsider-rock legends.

First Base
– You've Got A Hold On Me 7" (Hosehead)
Four songs that sound like The Beach Boys, The Ramones, Protex, and Rudi in a blender.

Freak Heat Waves
- Bonnie's State Of Mind LP (Hockey Dad)
Upon forming in Victoria, BC in 2009, Freak Heat Waves has toured extensively across North America including dates with Viet Cong, Each Other and Red Sea. Their latest album represents much more than the perfection of a widely toured three-piece melody machine, or even a singular studio opus. It encapsulates both ideals: pulsing with references to post-punk, kraut rock, disco, psych and dub, while breathing fresh air into the beats of their absence.

Fabio Frizzi
– A Cat In The Brain [OST] LP (Mondo)
Original music composed, arranged and conducted by Fabio Frizzi. Design and layout by We Buy Your Kids. Single LP in deluxe gatefold jacket pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl. Limited edition pressed on black vinyl and randomly inserted "brain vinyl."

Marvin Gaye
– Trouble Man [Reissue/1972] LP (Motown)
Limited vinyl LP repressing of Marvin Gaye's classic soundtrack to the 1972 motion picture
Trouble Man.
Elliot Goldenthal
– Pet Sematary [OST/1989] 2xLP (Mondo)
The original soundtrack to Pet Sematary by Elliot Goldenthal. Features over a dozen cues never before released on vinyl, as well as two tracks by The Ramones ("Pet Semetary" and "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"). Packaged with original artwork by Mike Saputo and pressed on HQ-180gm black vinyl.

– Lashes To Ashes, Lust To Dust: A Vinyl Retrospective '96 –'03 5xLP+USB (The End)
Features a collection of the four essential early HIM studio albums encompassing the group's trailblazing early catalog, on heavy weight HQ-180gram vinyl, as well as the band's debut 1996 EP
666 Ways To Love: Prologue on vinyl for the first time ever. Includes an exclusive "heartagram" logo slipmat, and a USB drive with 37 bonus tracks (80 tracks all together) all remastered. (Individual vinyl reissues of HIM's first four albums are due April 7.)
Willie Hutch
– The Mack [Reissue/1973] LP (Motown)
"When an act called Sisters Love were offered a cameo in the blaxploitation film
The Mack, their manager suggested that Willie Hutch do the soundtrack. It came to be one of the great '70s film scores, including a pair of classic funk tunes, 'Brothers Gonna Work It Out' and the title cut. The results proved to be another soundtrack that far surpassed the quality of its film." -- AllMusic
Rob Jacobs
– Rob Jacobs LP (International Anthem)
An aside from his work with Wei Zhongle, this transmits a fresh compound of beatific psychedelia and virtuosic Eastern folk arrayed with a lyrical ardor that illuminates his perpetually inquisitive nerve. RIYL: Robert Wyatt, Sun City Girls.

- Vasilisa The Beautiful 7" (Musik Atlach)
The "ultimate screamer" from Hijokaidan recorded live with Vava Kitora's "shamanistic vocalist." The duo's intermingling of noise and drone is from a sphere beyond. Sudden, seemingly bi-polar in the extreme, fortified with delay and fuzz.

Michael Kamen
– The Iron Giant [OST/1999] 2xLP (Mondo)
Michael Kamen's original score for the animated cult classic
The Iron Giant – available for first time on vinyl, remastered for the 15th anniversary of the film. HQ-180gm black.
Barney Kessel With Shelly Manne And Ray Brown
– The Poll Winners [Reissue/1957] LP (Fantasy)
Timeless guitar jazz is the theme on
The Poll Winners as six-string maestro Barney Kessel's expressive, virtuosic approach takes center stage in this 1957 recording. Joined by bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne, Kessel melds effortlessly into the group setting while tastefully affording himself the freedom to let his solo lines flourish. Brought together by a common thread, Kessel, Brown and Manne actually DID win polls in DownBeat, Playboy, and Metronome in 1956, which is what brought them together for this classic small-group date, which features nine pieces and 40 minutes of expressive, modern jazz.
The Killjoys
– Naïve [Reissue/1991] LP (Damaged Goods)
Limited repressing of a long lost Killjoys mini album which originally came out on DG back in 1991, this time it's on red, white and blue vinyl. Before Kevin Rowland launched Dexys Midnight Runners he was the lead singer in this great punk band from the Midlands. Classic amphetamine punk.

Thomas Köner
– Tiento De Las Nieves 2xLP+MP3 (Denovali)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. To escape the rigidity of the piano in this 68-minute single piece, dark ambient pioneer Thomas Köner uses his distinctive ansatz to understand music as something filling the space of the temporal dimension rather than as a succession of multi-layered sounds. Over his long, celebrated career, he has worked between audiovisual installation works, sound art, minimal soundscapes, and as one half of Porter Ricks. Among others, he has composed film soundtracks and music to accompany historic silent films for the Louvre Museum and the Musée d Orsay, Paris, who have called him a major innovator in the contemporary music scene.

– Silver Apples Of The Moon [Reissue/1994] LP (Medical Records)
The members of Laika hailed from various interesting places. Margaret Fiedler was one of the vocalists and songwriters for Moonshake as well as a previous member of Ultra Vivid Scene. Guy Fixsen was/is a renowned audio engineer and producer. Bass player John Frenett was also in Moonshake. Drummer Lou Ciccotelli had previously played in Kevin Martin's band God.
Silver Apples Of The Moon was Laika's first album and is almost unclassifiable. Taking a very forward-thinking approach, the sound is the result of a very unique equation of live drums/percussion, layered guitars/samples, and diverse analog tones that all fuse together to form a hypnotic polyrhythmic combination that was truly original.
– Soft Sheets b/w Don't Lie 7" (Volar)
KC art punks return with two more weirdo rippers following their debut LP on Moniker records.

The Legendary Pink Dots
– Synesthesia [2002] 2xLP (Norton North)
First time on vinyl.
Synesthesia serves as a companion to Chemical Playschool Volumes 11, 12 and 13, with eight indexed tracks, 57 minutes total, and 28 minutes worth of Premonitions smack dab in the middle. Niels and Martijn are credited with horns, guitars and violin but there's certainly an absence of evidence to prove it. Like Ka-Spel and The Silverman's solo efforts, the dominating sound is electronic via synths, samples and programmed drums and the majority of the album is instrumental sound pieces.
Dan Lissvik
– Shuvit! 12" (Smalltown Supersound)
Studio member Dan Lissvik has turned his focus to the dance floor with these infectious new tracks.

Living Colour
– CBGB OMFUG Masters: The Bowery Collection LP (CBGB)
Live from the CBGB benefit in 2005, straight from the soundboard.

– That Much Further West [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Sabot Productions)
This expanded vinyl reissue of Lucero's 2003 album includes an extra LP of bonus material taken from the original sessions.

Eric Lunde
– Same Head Different Asphalt LP (After Music)
Same Head Different Asphalt is less of an Eric Lunde greatest hits collection, more of an compendium of eight selected recordings from Eric Lunde's twenty-plus years of cutting edge recordings. Featuring noise, sound and lyrics from the mind of American author and composer. Electronics, field recordings and beats are mixed in to this collection of noise and experimentation.
M83/Anthony Gonzalez/Joseph Trapenese
– Oblivion [OST/2013] 2xLP (Mondo)
Original music by M83. Score composed by Anthony Gonzalez and Joseph Trapanese. Packaging design by Kilian Eng.

– Level LP (Rustblade)
The first in a series of concept split albums, LEVEL brings together two artistic audio projects on one unique vinyl-only release. Side One features Merzbow, one of the most prolific and respected artists in the world of experimental noise. Side Two features Askew, a collective of artists, musicians and producers from the Rustblade label headed by Justin Bennett (Skinny Puppy, Bahntier) and Jeff "Squigg" Smith (Ohgr, Hate Dept).

The Meters
– Fire On The Bayou [Reissue/1975] LP (Reprise)
Stone cold funk from New Orleans. Red/orange swirl for Mardi Gras.

Thelonius Monk
– Monk [Reissue/1954] LP (Fantasy)
One of his earlier releases,
Monk features the unusual combination of Sonny Rollins on tenor sax with Julius Watkins on French horn.
My Chemical Romance
– Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge [Reissue/2004] LP (Reprise)
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Reprise)
On their major label debut,
Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, My Chemical Romance combined punk, metal and emo to create a sound that brought hope to darkness. Produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day), the follow-up The Black Parade is a celebration of love and death and even more darkness. (Other than an uber-limited color-vinyl pressing in 2008, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge has not been available on wax. The pressing of The Black Parade features a laser etching on Side-D.)
– Backstage Passport Soundtrack LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In 2008 NOFX starred in the TV show
Backstage Passport, a series that documented the insane hijinks of the band as they weaved an unsteady path through exotic locales where most sane bands fear to tread. The reality romp originally aired on Fuse and later went on to be released on DVD, which served up tons of "too hot for TV" bonus footage. After the resounding success of the series, NOFX have been met with endless requests for a soundtrack including all the rare and exclusive songs (five previously unreleased) from the show.
Nuclear Santa Claust
– Je Ne Sais Claust LP (Don Giovanni)
Blistering four-to-the-floor punk and occasional bursts of scuzzy power-pop infused garage.

– Efil4zaggin [Reissue/1991] 2xLP (Priority)
Niggaz4Life (also known as Efil4zaggin), is final studio album by gangsta rap group N.W.A, as the group disbanded later the same year after the departure of Dr. Dre and songwriter The D.O.C. for Death Row Records; the album features only four members of the original line-up, as Ice Cube had already left the group in 1989.
The Obsessed
– The Church Within [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Back On Black)
The Church Within is the final album by The Obsessed, a metal band formed in the late-'70s by teenage friends Scott Weinrich, aka "Wino", (guitar) and Mark Laue (bass) along with drummer Dave Flood (aka "Dave The Slave") and guitarist/vocalist Johnny Reese.
Orange Goblin
– Back From The Abyss [Reissue/2014] 2xLP (Back On Black)
The London hard rocker's eighth album is back in print on vinyl. A unique, heavy sound that lies somewhere between doom, stoner, classic metal, '70s inspired heavy-rock, punk, blues and everything in between.

Post Industrial Noise
– Official Anthology LP (Medical Records)
Post Industrial Noise was an "audio artsemble" conceived in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio by the trio Robert Crise Jr, Gerald F. Nelson, and Dana Riashi Ritchey. They started on a drum machine, guitars, and vocals but quickly evolved to one member on synths and two guitarists on occasional synths.

Steven Price
– Gravity [OST/2013] 2xLP (Mondo)
The 2014 Academy Award Winner for Best Original Score pressed for the first time on HQ-180gm black vinyl. Featuring original artwork by Kevin Tong.

– Quarterbacks LP (Team Love)
Basement twee-punk indie DIY broken-hearts and backseats three-piece led by Dean Engles. Recorded with Kyle Gilbride (Swearin', Waxahatchee, Radiator Hospital) during a four-day session.

Suzi Quatro
– Rock Hard [Reissue/1980] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Suzi Quatro – Unreleased Emotion [1982] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Suzi Quatro – In The Spotlight [2011] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Rock Hard is the seventh studio album by singer/bassist Suzi Quatro, originally released in October 1980.The tone is set by the title track, which starts the album with a blast thanks to its effective combination chugging guitar riffs, a stomping beat, and a shout-along chorus that praises the song's tough female heroine. In the Spotlight is the fifteenth studio album Quatro. Mike Chapman, her original producer and composer of most of her hits, approached her with plans to take her back to her roots.
– Beneath California LP (Epitaph)
Melding the raw with the refined, the band continuously teases yet never settles on any one genre-- aside from perhaps (as members of the band itself have referred to their work) "annoying."

Vince Ripper And The Rodent Show
– It's Fun To Be A Monster LP (Eclectic)
Gnarly goth rock & roll from these UK crazies.

– Viewpoint 12" (Hopeless)
The UK pop-punk band shines with their ability to write catchy hooks and the use of high energy throughout the EP.

Paul Rodgers & Friends
– Live In Switzerland 1994 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
In 1993, Paul Rodgers released the acclaimed blues based album
Muddy Water Blues with contributions from many special guest artists with a shared love for the blues. In July 1994 the tour in support of this album rolled into Montreux. The regular tour band was joined through the evening by a number of special guests to create a typically unique Montreux festival performance including an amazing finale of "Hoochie Coochie Man" where all the guests join in.
– Flies To Flame [2014] LP (Translation Loss)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Latest opus from Philadelphia's reining astral-kings of space-rock-metal.

Martin Sexton
– Sugar Coating [2010] 2xLP (Kitchen Table)
Given that Martin Sexton waited seven years after his album
Wonder Bar to release Seeds, the fact that a mere three years passed between that disc and Sexton's next studio set, Sugarcoating, suggests something resembling urgency about getting these songs out to his fans. And if in many ways Sugarcoating follows a stylistic path that Sexton has pursued in the past, the title cut is certainly a surprise, a jazzy shuffle leavened with slide guitar and silky harmonies whose lyrics offer a pointed critique of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and how they were sold to the public, a blending of sweet and sour that recalls Phil Ochs "A Small Circle of Friends." Autographed.
– Pretty Mean 7" (No Rules)
A great debut 7" from this Oakland punk foursome that channels everything you love about Bomp! Records into three catchy tunes (each clocking in under two minutes). A timeless concoction of crooning lead vocals over upbeat riffs and bubblegum backups. Think Teenage Head meets Nikki & The Corvettes. On limited red vinyl.

- William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music From The Motion Picture [1996] LP (Capitol)
First time on vinyl for the soundtrack to the 1996 film. Features tracks by Garbage, Radiohead, Butthole Surfers and more.

The Sun Ra Arkestra
– Live In Nickelsdorf 1984 4xLP (Trost)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. The great Sun Ra Arkestra, recorded live at Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, Austria – March 11, 1984.

– Envy LP (Digital World Audio)
Ultra-limited vinyl version of the new album from Scotland's electro-industrial export.

Thin Lizzy
- Shades Of A Blue Orphanage [Reissue/1972] LP (Future Days Recordings)
Thin Lizzy – Vagabonds Of The Western World [Reissue/1973] LP (Future Days Recordings)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the Irish rock band's second and third albums, both released several years before their 1976 smash
The Ting Tings – Super Critical LP (PIAS)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Ting Tings, known for their massive hits "That's Not My Name" and "Shut Up And Let Me Go," among others, have taken an entirely new approach on their new album. Feeling uninspired, the two (Katie White and Jules De Martino) sought out an adventure in late 2012, which took them to Ibiza. As it turned out, unleashing their party spirit was exactly the impetus and momentum needed to craft something special and true to the starting spirit of their musical adventures. The result is
Super Critical, a hook-stuffed, introspective, modern disco record. While in Ibiza, someone introduced Katie and Jules to Duran Duran's stalwart guitarist Andy Taylor who offered to help sift through some old demos and became co-producer of this project.
– CBGB OMFUG Masters: The Bowery Collection LP (CBGB)
Live from CBGB in 2002, straight from the soundboard.

– Land In Sicht [Reissue/1983] LP (Medical Records)
Tse-Tse were Claas Melhop and Clement Hlse. The German duo met in Hamburg at a disco. In between hanging out at trendy bars at some point, Clem took a tiny toy Casio keyboard over to Claas's place. They began improvising and playing through the home stereo. The drum machine sounds were simply whatever was built into the cheap gear, and everything was recorded on a cassette tape player. The songs came together quite easily with key changes and rhythms evolving quite instinctively.

Carmen Villain
– Quietly b/w Let Go 7" (Smalltown Supersound)
Immaculately produced dream pop from another galaxy.

Frankie Vinci
– Angela's Theme 7" (Death Waltz)
Frankie Vinci recorded three songs for the slasher movie
Sleepaway Camp and Death Waltz is extremely proud to be releasing them officially for the first time ever. Taken from the original four-track cassette recordings and remastered for vinyl under supervision of Vinci. "Angela's Theme" is generally regarded as one of the greatest songs featured in a horror movie during the '80s with its mix of synths, drum machines and an absolutely killer chorus. White vinyl.
Riccardo Dillon Wanke
– Cuts LP+MP3 (Three Four)
After Riccardo Dillon Wanke's 2008 highly lauded solo debut, Wanke continued his interests in digital and analog manipulation of sound and its application into musical compositions. His work with guitars and keyboards (piano and rhodes) has started from pure radical improvisation and has drawn to the investigation of drones sounds, static music. He explored for years the use of repetitive structures within different perspectives. In many cases, these figures involved long developments.
Cuts is his effort to merge this attitude with concise forms and tight evolutions.
War Party
– Teenager On Drugs 7" (Windian)
With an A-side that young Brian Wilson would have been proud of, Texas' War Party presents an elaborate and beautiful pop song that has a chance to be missed and blown into the winds of time.

– Dangerous Spaces 7" (No Idea)
Noisy, bratty hardcore punk from four pretty boys from Ontario. Recorded by Jonah Falco of F**ked Up.

Wednesday 13
– Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out And Plague LP (Wednesday 13, LLC)
A concept album about intergalactic forces, UFOs and aliens from the former Murderdolls frontman.

– Snakes & Ladders [2014] LP (Big Dada)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. A blistering, blazing, rallying call for grime's first renaissance.

John Williams
– Jurassic Park [OST/1993] 2xLP (Mondo)
John Williams' original soundtrack to
Jurassic Park, remastered for the 20th anniversary of the film and pressed on HQ-180gm black vinyl with original artwork by JC Richard.
Young Trynas
– Probably Music 7" (White Denim)
DC hardcore has a rich and illustrious history, and you might as well stuff it all into the toilet when Young Trynas are out on the prowl. They play an ugly, unrefined form of hardcore-punk that's equally indebted to Madball, Hole and Fang, both sonically and spiritually, although Young Trynas are simply making music the only way they know how, rather than attempting to reenact any bygone era.

Frank Zappa And Captain Beefheart
- Providence College, Rhode Island, April 26th 1975 3xLP (Keyhole)
Childhood friends and fellow rock visionaries Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart put aside their differences to tour the US together in the spring of 1975 -- Beefheart's only tour with The Mothers Of Invention. The resulting shows found them both in superb form, as evidenced by this legendary 1975 set, preserved in superb fidelity. This edition is pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl, features remastered sound, and includes an insert with background notes and photos.

– Xe LP (Northern Spy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Zs is devoid of genre and unclassifiable. Since 2000, founder Sam Hillmer has remained its purveying constant, and with the addition of loose-limbed, meditative percussionist Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien, Man Forever), and virtuosic avant-classical guitarist and composer Patrick Higgins, the band has found its epochal lineup. The trio's vision is crystallized on
Xe, Zs' first full-length featuring the new trio, and first proper since 2010's New Slaves.
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>The Go-Betweens – G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume 1 4xLP+4xCD (Domino)
G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume 1 documents the band's origins in four LP, four CDs and a 112-page book, featuring photos and extensive liner notes. This volume documents them from 1978 to 1984 with vinyl repressings of their first three studio albums (Send Me A Lullaby, Before Hollywood and Spring Hill Fair). It also collects their early 7" output on a fourth LP entitled The First Five Singles. Additionally, the set comes with four CDs of rare and unreleased demos, radio sessions and a complete live concert radio broadcast from 1982.
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– The Godfather [Reissue/1972] LP (Capitol)
– Jaws [Reissue/1975] LP (Capitol)
– E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial [Reissue/1982] LP (Capitol)
– Pulp Fiction [Reissue/1994] LP (Geffen)
– Good Will Hunting [Reissue/1997] LP (Capitol)
Classic soundtracks back in print on vinyl.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
Liz Allbee/Burkhard Beins
– Mensch Mensch Mensch LP (Alt.Vinyl)
Electro-acoustic explorations by these two Berlin-based composer-performers, who draw on musique concrète, free improv, noise and industrial, utilizing synth, field recordings, trumpet and percussion.

The Ataris
– So Long, Astoria [Reissue/2003] LP (Kung Fu)
This is The Ataris' first and only album on Columbia Records, having previously been signed to independent punk label Kung Fu Records. It peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified gold status. The album's title song alludes to the 1985 film
The Goonies, which is set in Astoria, Oregon.
James Blackshaw
– Apologia LP (Lapsus)
Vinyl edition of Blackshaw's first solo guitar recording, which he self-released in 2003 on CDR in an edition of 30. (New album
Summoning Suns due February 17.)
Zac Brown Band
– Greatest Hits So Far… 2xLP+CD (ATO)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 11 of the 14 tracks are former #1 singles. Includes "Chicken Fried," "Whatever It Is," "Free" and more.

William S. Burroughs
– Nothing Here Now But The Recordings [Reissue/1981] LP (Dais)
Tape recorder experiments featuring Burroughs' spoken word cut-ups -- collaged field recordings from his travels and his flirtations with EVP recording techniques, pioneered by Latvian intellectual Konstantins Raudive. Genesis P-Orridge and Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson (then of Throbbing Gristle renown) spent countless hours compiling various edits, each collection showcasing his sensitive ear and keen experimental prowess for audio anomaly within technical limitations.

Cal And The Calories
– Bastard In A Yellow Suit 7" (Total Punk)
Lumpy took the world by storm in 2014, and 2015 will be the year of his weasel faced alter ego, Cal. While Lumpy sings about ghouls, and goo Cal is much more interested in lunchmeat and soft drinks. A no good smart mouth in a yellow suit squeaking out nasally garbage punk of the highest order.

Lyn Collins
– Think (About It) [Reissue/1972] LP (Get On Down)
James Brown had several incredibly talented "funky divas" in his late ‘60s and early ‘70s stable, including Vicki Anderson and Marva Whitney. But as great as those two powerhouse singers were, Lyn Collins was the strongest hit maker of that funky JB era. Her strong voice and commanding stage presence -- which earned her the nicknames "The Female Preacher" and "Mama Feelgood" -- quickly proved to be a potent addition to the People Records universe. In the spring of 1972 her second single, the driving and ridiculously funky "Think (About It)" hit the R & B music world like a ton of bricks.

– Hold On It's Easy LP+MP3 (Ample Play)
In 1993 Cornershop went into the studio to record their first album proper. Given the praise the album is getting now, especially in America, it's hard to believe the group had to dispense with the producer half way through, but with the financial restraints of being based on a small label in the basement of the Rough Trade Record Shop off Portobello Road they had to persevere to get it finished. This was the Riot Grrrl era and Cornershop were the only all-male band to be a part of it.
Hold On It's Easy is an instrumental, easy listening re-make of their 1993 album, Hold On It Hurts.
Jeff Cowell
– Lucky Strikes & Liquid Gold [Reissue/1975] LP (Numero)
Ten road-weary tales from the wrong side of outlaw country. Jeff Cowell may have huffed the same narcotic air as Townes Van Zandt and David Allan Coe, but hunkered far from the Nashville city limits, nary a Cash or Paycheck would drunkenly slur through his tunes. Recorded in 1975,
Lucky Strikes & Liquid Gold is an isolated, backwoods loner epic, top-loaded with odes to hitch-hiking and rambling the crumbling Michigan countryside of Cowell's hard-drinking youth.
– Crime 7x7"+CD (Munster)
Crime compiles the complete recorded legacy of the band fans have come to refer to as San Francisco's first and only rock and roll band. It includes three facsimile reproductions of Crime's original singles and four more 7"s featuring ten tracks recorded from 1977 through '79 and unreleased at the time, among them a "Be Bop a Lula/Peggy Sue" medley unavailable elsewhere until now. The records are accompanied by a 20-page booklet with an extensive band interview by Michael Lucas, photos and memorabilia, plus a special text written by film director and Crime fan Jeff Feuerzeig (The Devil and Daniel Johnston). Includes a CD with all 16 tracks.
– Night Terrors 7" (Sorry State)
Ex-Double Negative, offering a gritty, off-kilter sound. Dark music for dark times.

Rhodri Davies
– And Air Swept Clean Of All Distance LP (Alt.Vinyl)
The radical, virtuoso harpist from Wales continuing his extended deconstruction of the instrument's historical, cultural connotations, employing E-Bow and other preparations to make the harp sing, chatter and convulse in a way it has rarely done elsewhere (perhaps best compared to Derek Bailey's treatment of the guitar or Okkyung Lee with the cello). Rivetingly tortuous and life affirming. HQ-180gm green vinyl.

Rhodri Davies
– Pedwar 4xLP+MP3 (Alt.Vinyl)
Definitive solo career retrospective of this seminal improvisational harpist—a mighty, almost unparalleled treatise on the harp within free-jazz and free-improv contexts, from the prepared explorations of
Trem (Confront 2002), through the shimmering microtonal drone tunings of Over Shadows (Confront 2007), to the visceral metallic tone of Wound Response (Alt.Vinyl 2012) and the adroitly complex, yet almost playfully folkwise patter of An Air Swept Clean Of All Distance (Alt.Vinyl 2014). All platters are HQ-180gm (three on color vinyl). Includes fliers, photographs, posters, printed scores, and essays.
André De Saint-Obin
– Sound On Sound [Reissue/1982] LP+CD (Plinkity Plonk)
First-time reissue of the debut album by this Dutch postpunk multi-instrumentalist who subsequently vanished as suddenly as he appeared in the early 1980s. Lots of guitars, a hammering rhythm machine, and lyrics about desolation, drugs, suicide. All thirteen tracks from the original cassette (Ding Dong 1982) on the LP, repeated on the CD plus five bonus tracks.

– Devour LP (Sorry State)
Devour recalls the best of the mid-‘80s trend of hardcore bands "going metal."

Aaron Dilloway
– The Beauty Bath LP+MP3 (Hanson)
"[L]ow-level battlefield tectonics and the sound of smeared and tortured magnetic tape [comes] over like a rusty, industrial-scale take on classic 20th century minimalism. Some of Dilloway's most barbarously vacated drone work here, with intense low-level fireworks reduced to inchoate shadow plays and rolling, planetary scale hypnotics. Then there are moments of glissing, echoing metal tones coming out of silence, suddenly morphing into sad feedback chorales à la Eliane Radigue's early workings but with a crude, lonely aspect that is extremely affecting." -- Volcanic Tongue

Free Pizza
– Boston, MA LP+MP3 (Feeding Tube)
There's a real southwest '80s quality to many of the moves on Free Pizza's debut LP. There are hints of post-first-LP Meat Puppets, Angst, and even The Texas Instruments lurking in the record's grooves.

The Go-Betweens
– G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume 1 4xLP+4xCD (Domino)
G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume 1 documents the band's origins in four LP, four CDs and a 112-page book, featuring photos and extensive liner notes. This volume documents them from 1978 to 1984 with vinyl repressings of their first three studio albums (Send Me A Lullaby, Before Hollywood and Spring Hill Fair). It also collects their early 7" output on a fourth LP entitled The First Five Singles. Additionally, the set comes with four CDs of rare and unreleased demos, radio sessions and a complete live concert radio broadcast from 1982.
The Gooch Palms
– Sleep Disorder 7" (Urinal Cake)
Brand new double A-side from Newcastle, Australia's own The Gooch Palms. They play catchy-as-hell pop music for the underdogs of this world, singing songs about bogan life in a small industrial town on an isolated continent in a far away hemisphere. Not to mention a lot of songs about outerspace.

Phil Julien
– Trace LP (Harbinger Sound)
Phil Julian is a UK-based sound artist, composer, and improviser active since the late 1990s, with a prolific output under both his Cheapmachines alias and his own name. His work encompasses sonic textures ranging from harsh squalls of noise to hyper-minimalistic timbres and drones.

Keiji Haino/Jim O'Rourke/Oren Ambarchi
- Tea Time For Those Determined To Completely Exhaust Every Bit Of This Body They've Been Given LP (Black Truffle)
This, their sixth release, presents the entire second set of the trio's March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe (the first set is available on Black Truffle as
Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It A Lack Of Contentment That Stirs Affection Tor Those Things Said To Be As Of Yet Unseen). While the first set of the evening saw the trio branching out into new instrumental configurations, here they return to their signature line-up of guitar, bass and drums.
– Torodi LP (Sahel Sounds)
Futuristic synthesizer interpretations of Tuareg folklore. Pulsing keys, pitch bends, and crashing drum loops combine in a singular sound from underground Niamey based composer Hama. Eclectic convergence of Maghrebi pop, Tuareg guitar, and Detroit techno, transmitting Tuareg guitar into the 21st Century.

Hiss Golden Messenger
– Southern Grammar LP+MP3 (Merge)
"This three-song collection that we're calling
Southern Grammar is good for a few good reasons. It gives the song ‘Brother, Do You Know The Road?' -- formerly an orphan tune with no fixed address -- a proper physical home. It also offers up a song called ‘He Wrote The Book' that was a near-casualty from the Lateness Of Dancers sessions. Incidentally -- and this I didn't realize until we had gathered the material for this record – ‘Brother, Do You Know The Road?' and ‘He Wrote The Book' share a lyric." -- M.C. Taylor
Iron Chic/Low Culture
– Split 7" (Dead Broke)
Iron Chic return with a split 7" with Low Culture -- and both bands bring new exclusive tracks to this release.

Juan & Carmelle
– Wearing Leather Wearing Fur LP+MP3 (Captured Tracks)
"Though toeing the gum-smacking snark of his mainstay band The Beets, the crumpled folk and sketched pop [of Juan Wauters] turns inward-a missing link between Daniel Johnston and Jonathan Richman." -- Brooklyn Magazine.

Tori Kudo
– Mu Ji Ge 7" (No Label)
A song by Korean psychedelic rock legends Sanullim by Tori Kudo of Maher Shalal Hash Bas, Chie Ozeki (Maher Shalal Hash Baz), Tsukasa Takahashi (Che Shizu, Maher Shalal Hash Baz) and Mikiko Suzuki, in solidarity with and support for Japan's Korean community, currently facing growing hostility from the Japanese right-wing.

– Future Failure LP (Already Dead)
The sounds
Future Failure pound, slam, and (to say the least) are post-punk. Separating the chaff and wheat of emotions, the album is that new house on the block that still has traces of cobwebs on the old sentiments.
Heather Leigh
– Nightingale LP (Golden Lab)
After an intense one-on-one dialogue with Heather Leigh regarding Golden Lab Records' mission to present beautiful records that showcase styles of guitar in all their extremities, Golden Lab is delighted to deliver what is, without question, an absolutely blinding example of just such a record. Leigh recorded
Nightingale direct to cassette, delivering one of those performances in which the pedal steel rages so hard that the vocals never have the opportunity to even make an appearance.
- Louder LP (Sorry State)
Debut LP from these Japanese punk rockers. Augmenting the Buzzcocks/Adverts style melodic punk with some of the wild garage sounds of bands like Registrators and Teengenerate.

Antoni Maiovvi
– Avrokosm LP (Not Not Fun)
The strain of synthesizer cosmosis harvested by Bristol-born Europe-roving psycho-maestro Antoni Maiovvi tends towards the longform and texturally opulent. Past dalliances in horror giallo and intergalactic disco have demonstrated his capacity for mood sculpture as well as dancefloor pleasure nodes, but his latest LP,
Avrokosm, assumes an almost ethno-musicological perspective of a distant desert planet. Swirling sand dunes of sound, cold tonal winds, and veiled loops sweep in across pulsing, runic techno patterns.
Mamuthones/Evil Blizzard
- Collisions Vol. 4 LP (Rocket Recordings)
Mamuthones, noted for their position in the burgeoning Italian occult psychedelic movement, build their sound on circular, repetitive motifs and take their name from ancient death-masked figures known for joining ritualistic processions and haunting the imaginations of the Sardinian locals. Here they deliver an upbeat and effervescent sound equally damaged by the dark alchemy of early Can, the sci-fi swagger of Chrome, and the magpie spirit of Eno and Byrne's
My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts. Evil Blizzard, the mysterious and ghoulish masked voyagers from a land of nightmare (via Preston, Lancashire), possess a markedly similar psychological makeup, and have been raising eyebrows in the live arena since 2011 with their queasy, grand, Guignol-tinged style of repetitive and intense dementia, existing on a psychic wavelength informed by the howling dread of Metal Box era PiL, the sonic overload of Hawkwind, and a taste for a very British type of disquieting absurdity.
Midnite Snaxxx
– Don't Wake Me Up b/w Pull Down The Shades 7" (Total Punk)
Following the release of three sold out singles, and an LP on Red Lounge Records, Midnite Snaxxx have been pretty quite this last year and a half. Don't let their silence fool you. They haven't lost a step, and come kicking back onto the scene with two short blasts that let you know they've spent the downtime sharpening their sweet tooth. The pop hooks are still front and center, but are backed up with a much meaner and tighter punch than when we last checked in with them. B-side is a killer cover of The Enemy's "Pull Down The Shades."

Mdou Moctar
– Anar LP (Sahel Sounds)
Spaced out autotune from Niger. Tuareg guitar accompanied with loping drum machines and vocal plug ins, interpreted via the filter of Bollywood influenced Hausa pop. Mdou Moctar's debut studio recording from 2008 was never officially released but widely distributed via the cellphone file sharing networks of the Sahara. A monumental record sonically, but also as one of the first modern electronic adaptations of Tuareg guitar.

– Boogalou Reed LP (12xU)
Obnox is the latest and perhaps greatest project of Cleveland multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Lamont ‘Bim' Thomas (he's also drummed for Bassholes, This Moment In Black History, and others). "
Boogalou Reed is a blown-out rock-and-soul record that was born in a crossfire hurricane while the Velvet Underground's ‘I Heard Her Call My Name' and Pere Ubu's ‘Final Solutio' spun on dual turntables. Boasting the best album title of 2015, Boogalou Reed is a lean noise-rock monster, and it's only a matter of time before Neil Young Crosbys his Nashed jeans over the J Mascis-ized cover of ‘Ohio.'" – The Stranger/Slog
- Major Mayor Maxion Marble LP (Sounds Familyre)
Take one-half of Trumans Water mod I (Glen Galloway and Ely Moyal), add Vytear noise-dub head Jason Begin, send them on four quick tours and a trip to Gonerfest, add Alexander Dausche on the most electric bass... and what have you? A unit with road warrior ears, poor bleeding hands, and a strange desire to cover four of the wild jams they treasured the most on those all-night drives through Wyoming and Pennsylvania. Marble color vinyl.

Ontario Hospital
– Future Ready 12" (Opal Tapes)
Ontario Hospital is a collaboration between Dave Foster (Huren, Teste, etc.) and Rich Oddie (Orphx, Oureboros, etc.).
Future Ready is a four-track EP that conflates their histories in noise, power electronics, industrial techno, and rhythmic noise and marries all methods together into a ritual assault.
Charlemagne Palestine/Rhys Chatham
- Youuu + Mee = Weee LP (Sub Rosa)
First part of the first recorded collaboration featuring Palestine on Bosendorfer piano, Yamaha organ and voice, and Chatham on trumpet, loop pedal, and electric guitar.

Platinum Boys
– Candy 7" (Windian)
This single features more tone than you can shake a stick at, getting you prepared for their 12" out on Dusty Medical later this year.

Porcupine Tree
– On The Sunday Of Life [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Kscope)
Fourth vinyl repress of Porcupine Tree's 1992 album.

Problems That Fix Themselves
– Which Is Worse 12" (Already Dead)
The majority of the seven pieces that comprise Problems Fix Themselves' third proper album display a marked emphasis on melody and structure, with only the closing track containing the freeform assault on the senses with which the band have pummeled audiences throughout the Midwest over the past few years.

Really Red
– Teaching You The Fear [Reissue/1981] LP+MP3 (Alternative Tentacles)
Really Red – Rest In Pain [Reissue/1985] LP+MP3 (Alternative Tentacles)
Really Red – New Strings For Old Puppets [Reissue/1987] 7"+MP3 (Alternative Tentacles)
Really Red was the backbone of Houston's underground from the early punk era clear through '80s hardcore. Like The Dicks in Austin, they directly challenged an insanely violent police department at no small risk to their own lives. Their sound itself incorporated art and post-punk elements, with a musical and lyrical depth on par with bands like Mission of Burma, Wire, or Dead Kennedys.
Teaching You The Fear is the much-loved first album that's been unavailable since Empty Records reissued it ten years ago. Rest In Pain is the long-lost second album that hardly any Really Red fans back then knew existed. New Strings For Old Puppets compiles all of the band's rare and sought-after 7" releases, plus early previously unreleased tracks.
Regular F**ked Up People/Boring People
– Split 7" (Already Dead)
Blues tones, grunge riffs, harmonies, and groovy drumming from Chicago and Michigan.

The Remu Rau Quartet
– An Evening At The Cafe Africana [Reissue/1961] LP (Sonorama)
Impossible to find hard bop LP From the collection of Elsie Bianchi comes this exciting Swiss jazz album, originally released 1961 in a micro run of approximately 150 copies on a private label. Composer, arranger and vibraphone player Remo Rau (1925-1987) recorded it directly "on the spot" with at the legendary Cafe Africana in Zurich.

– Riel/Ep De Zombies LP (Alt.Vinyl)
Mora Riel's dissonant chords and low, almost bass-like guitar sound fuses with the frenetic setbacks of German Loretti's drums. Tuneful chaos that hits hard, recorded live in the studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Seeers
– Without Lites 7" (Windian)
From the east coast melting pot of Norfolk, VA, The Seeers aim to blend all the Fat Wreck you loved in your teenage years with all the drugs you've been doing since then—from the quick sales of the first press, better make a decision to pick this up with that addled brain of yours before its too late.

– For The Love Of It LP (Peripherique)
For the Love Of It is the debut album by German hit-producer Shuko. After working in the industry for over ten years and having collaborated with a wide range of artists including The Clipse, Tyga, Saigon, Rakim, Keith Murray, Jedi Mind Tricks, and more, he now releases his first and only producer album. Features contributions by Masta Ace, R.A. The Rugged Man, B-Real (of Cypress Hill), CL Smooth, Vinnie Paz Evidence (of Dilated Peoples), Grand Puba, Blu, Talib Kweli and more.
Sick People
– In My Nightmares 7" (Sorry State)
Second EP from this hardcore punk band out of Brisbane, Australia. Big, mean, and menacing. Gnarly, oi!-infected hardcore, one of the few straight-ahead Aussie hardcore punk groups making it happen in a real way.

Size Queen/Jane La Onda
- The Spectacle/Buy Buy Buy LP+MP3 (Feeding Tube)
"Size Queen presents a suite of synth-pocked bedroom pop that sounds to me like the dream-state of a young girl whose favorite robot dog has run away. Maybe for good. Gently blabby munchkins try to convince her that everything is gonna be okay, and she kinda swallows it. I thought it was a little weird when the dog started singing what I took—at first—to be a Sonny & Cher cover, but Size Queen didn't seem to notice. Yet, she yearns. Jane's side, which was previously released as a Feeding Tube cassette, is cleaner and clearer in its poppic aspirations. Driving busy synth lines are woven into bright vocals that alternate between robo-talk and gal-chorale. The results are not unlike certain new wave giantesses of ages past, but their shadows are so frightening I cannot recall any of their true names." – Byron Coley

– Skemata LP (Sorry State)
Debut LP from North Carolina's reigning kings of hardcore. The riffs are more technical and catchy, the vocals are more brutal, and the rhythm section is more pummeling.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
– Euclid LP (Western Vinyl)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Kaitlyn's solo debut
Euclid (primarily written on a Buchla Music Easel synthesizer) was inspired by her love of mbira music, early electronic music pioneers like Laurie Spiegel, Oskar Sala, and Terry Riley, and Euclidian geometry. Each of the first six songs on Euclid were initially structured using Euclidian geometry, an idea which Smith explored while attending a class at the San Francisco Conservatory.
– The Godfather [Reissue/1972] LP (Capitol)
Soundtrack [John Williams] – Jaws [Reissue/1975] LP (Capitol)
Soundtrack [John Williams] – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial [Reissue/1982] LP (Capitol)
Soundtrack – Pulp Fiction [Reissue/1994] LP (Geffen)
Soundtrack – Good Will Hunting [Reissue/1997] LP (Capitol)
Classic soundtracks back in print on vinyl.

Rod Stewart
– Rod Steward 5xLP (Mercury)
Rod Stewart's best! A five-LP box set of Rod Stewart's first five studio albums remastered on HQ-180gm audiophile vinyl. Includes:
An Old Raincoat Won't Let You Down,(released in the US under the title The Rod Stewart Album), Gasoline Alley, Every Picture Tells A Story, Never A Dull Moment and Smiler.
– S U R V I V E LP (Holodeck/540)
Finally, the homecoming has arrived for the 2012 debut LP from Austin-based electronic quartet S U R V I V E. With a new US vinyl-reissue bringing life back to this modern classic, the band's full spectrum of instrumental synthesizer composition is now available on LP domestically for the first time. S U R V I V E's dedicated and comprehensive approach to sonic-arrangement is the result of the band's uncompromising standards of quality spread across hundreds of hours in the band's own Omniverse Studios integrating a vast collection of both antique and modern synthesizers.

Thee Speaking Canaries
– Platter Base Must Be Constructed Of Moon Rock LP+MP3 (Chunklet)
Before he was known as the drummer/octopus of Don Caballero, Damon Che had a one-man project called Thee Speaking Canaries. At the beginning of the ‘90s, before he recorded his debut,
The Joy Of Wine, he composed and performed an entire record's worth of material. Now, 24 years later, we get to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Playing all instruments and with a creative zeal that's part Sonic Youth and part Van Halen, Platter Base serves as an essential release for fans of the Canaries, Don Caballero or just plain guitar histrionics.
– Anonym [Reissue/1979] LP (No Label)
Sketchy reissue of the debut album originally released by Vanity in 1979. Masami Yoshikawa and Junko (no relation) grind wild and varied effected guitar over lots of nearly ECM-ish acoustic flourishes, sounding almost random and Dada-esque. Such texture-and-rhythm experiments bask in the outsider glow of idiosyncratic glee, akin to a dilaudid-dosed Keith Jarrett playing along to crude Thomas Brinkmann record cutting-beat discs and a dog that swallowed a guitar played by a barbwire criminal.

– Terror & Healing LP (New Images)
Tsembla, aka Marja Johansson, is a Swedish-Finnish artist operating out of Turku, Finland. She's an active worker in the musical activities of her hometown and a member of the Kemialliset Ystävät ensemble. Arranging sounds from manipulated samples, electronics and objects, Tsembla's music is rich in detail, riding on waves of warped melodies, fluttering rhythms, abstract voices and mutating textures.

Various Artists
– Back From The Grave Volume 9 LP (Crypt)
Various Artists – Back From The Grave Volume 10 LP (Crypt)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. ‘60s garage nuggets from The Warlocks, The Raevins, The Emeralds, The Why-Nots, The Turncoats, The Shakles, Knoll Allen & The Noble Savages, James Bond & The Agents, The Four, Orphans, It's Them, Nobody's Children, The Hotbeats, GMC & The Arcells, The Hard Times, John English III, The Expressions, and others.

Various Artists
– Music Of Tanzania 2xLP (Sublime Frequencies)
Music of Tanzania is a spectacular collection of field recordings gathered by Laurent Jeanneau between December 1999 and March 2000. This debut volume of Sublime Frequencies' exploration of indigenous Tanzanian music compiles sacred and profane songs and dances of the Hadza, Datoga, and Makonde people.

Victor Villareal
– Sleep Talk LP (Joyful Noise)
Best known as the pioneering guitarist behind the legendary groups Cap'n Jazz and Owls, Victor Villarreal is one of the most inventive guitarists of modern indie-rock.
Sleep Talk is Villarreal's second proper solo effort, recorded live in the studio, with Victor simultaneously performing guitar, percussion and vocals.
– Sleep Through It LP (Deranged)
Wildhoney formed in late 2011, aiming to write pop songs with the energy and malcontent of hardcore punk, but without its entrenched masculinity. The five-piece has since become one of the loudest—and sweetest—bands in its hometown of Baltimore.
Sleep Through It expands on two excellent 7"s and one cassette EP, drawing influences from ‘60s girl groups, ‘80s post punk, indie pop, and shoegaze.
Zun Zun Egui
– Shackles Gift LP (Bella Union)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Math in the back seat, math in the front; math as a party in the USA; math as punk rock. Zun Zun Egui have all possible points of contention covered, using their intricate, overly technical guitar riffage and perfectly calculated percussion to provide counsel on a record that's otherwise loose, loud and proud.