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for the week of 30 march 2015...
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>Ryan Adams – Blue Light 7" (Pax Americana)
The latest in Ryan Adams' series of limited-edition 7" EPs features the B-sides "On My Life" and "I Lost My F**king Mind."
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>Yonatan Gat – Director LP (Joyful Noise)
Master guitarist, Yonatan Gat (Monotonix) is back with 11 new punk inspired, improvisational, psychedelic mind-melters. Inspired by soundtrack virtuosos like Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota,
Director is edited as a cinematic circular journey around the world, East to West and North to South.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
Ryan Adams
– Blue Light 7" (Pax Americana)
The latest in Ryan Adams' series of limited-edition 7" EPs features the B-sides "On My Life" and "I Lost My F**king Mind."

Ólafur Arnalds
– Broadchurch [OST] 2xLP (Mercury)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A vital element in the success of record-breaking 2013 British drama
Broadchurch was the hauntingly beautiful, BAFTA Award-winning score by young Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds.
Jesse Aycock
– Flowers & Wounds LP (Scissor Tail)
Jesse Aycock's (Hard Working Americans) music is sweeping with beautiful melodies, old school tones and lyrical depth, sounding like a mixture of Tom Petty and Kurt Vile. His style touches on everything from traditional folk, psychedelic, country, and early rock.

The Beach Boys
– 15 Big Ones [Reissue/1976] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys
– M.I.U. [Reissue/1978] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys
– L.A. (Light Album) [Reissue/1979] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys – Keepin' The Summer Alive [Reissue/1980] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys [Reissue/1985] LP (Capitol)
HQ-180gm vinyl pressings now available.

Joe Bonamassa
– Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks 3xLP (J&R Adventures)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The blues guitarist tribute to legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf on this live album.

Peter Broderick + Gabriel Saloman
- Peter Broderick + Gabriel Saloman LP (Beacon Sound)
In 2013 Beacon Sound invited Peter Broderick (Efterklang, collaborator with Nils Frahm and Machinefabriek) and Gabriel Ssaloman (Yellow Swans) to collaborate on a musical project. Broderick's side brings together elements of modern composition, electronic music, dub and vocal-oriented songwriting, while Saloman's side is an epic 18-minute journey that builds into a gorgeous crescendo before gliding away on plaintive cries of a violin.

Christina Carter
– L'etoile de Mer [2000] LP (Emerald Cocoon)
Unlike Man Ray's dreamlike 1928 surrealist film of the same name, her score for it is severely in focus: carefully placed single notes of electric guitar hang in a space made so tense by expectation that the air feels like glass under pressure. Buckling under the weight of their own naked intensity and the film's obscure ritual logic, both takes end with a sudden descent into a seasick pitch-shifted blur. On the flip, seven etude-like songs recorded in an Austin hallway, were inspired by solo saxophone exercises. These pieces are meditations on sound rather than words. Tongue and throat animate the air, unconstrained by lyrical concerns; vocal shapes are carved, probed, turned over, and discarded.

Charli XCX
– Sucker LP+MP3 (Atlantic)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. The new pop queen's sophomore album features the badass floor-filler "Break The Rules." "After years of being a critical darling Charli XCX assisted Iggy Azalea on the song of the summer and landed her own 'Boom Clap' on the soundtrack for
The Fault In Our Stars. Sucker is her second studio album, and it's a record that seeks to bend the mainstream to its will rather than conform to its reigning trends." [7.6] – Pitchfork
– Chud 7" (Let's Pretend)
Picture the Dead Boys doing a Motörhead cover set on speed and you have some idea of what to expect from Chud's debut 7".

Kelly Clarkson
– Piece By Piece LP (RCA)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Piece By Piece is the seventh studio album by former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, and includes the single "Heartbeat Song."
The Cribs
– For All My Sisters LP (Arts & Crafts)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "These are pivotal times in Cribsland. The Jarman brothers' spell with long-time label Wichita and brief self-imposed hiatus have expired, and they return with promises of two new albums – one all-out pop, one all-out punk – and everything to play for. Their critical standing as one of the most consistently adored guitar bands of the past decade remains as firm and reliable as the incompetence of Apprentice contestants, but the fate of Ash, Supergrass et al beckons – years of diminishing returns and dinnertime festival slots – unless they make a Monkeys-level leap into the Big Time. On sixth album – the 'pop one,' recorded in New York with producer Ric Ocasek of The Cars for maximum geek-rock gloss – they give it their best shot while sticking firmly within their screamy garage punk parameters." – NME

DJ Yoda
– Presents Breakfast Of Champions LP (Get Involved)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Buoyed by the wealth of collaborators for his acclaimed second artist album,
Chop Suey that dropped in late 2012, Yoda has been busy in the studio creating his first live hip-hop band, Breakfast of Champions. Evoking the golden age of hip-hop, the band features up-and-coming wordsmith Rex Domino, Mouse Outfit MCs Sparkz and Truthos Mufasa, plus a host of musicians chosen by DJ Yoda himself.
– Greatest Hits LP (Cleopatra)
Limited edition red vinyl pressing of a collection of newly recorded fan favorites including "Breaking The Chains," "Dream Warriors," "In My Dreams," "Tooth And Nail," and more.

Tashi Dorji
– Appa LP+MP3 (Bathetic)
Dorji paints winding and expansive images with both patient and dizzying guitar movements. Intricate and delicate, strong and poetic; this comes across as a record brimming with energy, vitality and life while expressing emotions of loss, strength, family and distance.

– Armageddonize LP (Inner Wound/Frontiers)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the melodic hard rock band.

– Yermende (Original Mix) b/w Yermende (Dub) 7" (Zamzam)
Early '80s vibes are in full effect, growling delays panning across the spectrum, syn-drum style bubbling, rockers hi hats, haunting organ lead and skanks, slicing snares, hands-on-desk live dubbing and one of the most propulsive basslines in the history of reggae music.

Faith Healer
– Cosmic Troubles LP (Mint)
New release from Jessica Jalbert aka Faith Healer. Before Jessica began recording under the Faith Healer moniker, she fostered a tight collaborative friendship with fellow Edmonton-bred polymath Renny Wilson. So when Jalbert set about creating her first album as Faith Healer, she naturally called on her old buddy to help out. The result of these productive sessions is the debut LP
Cosmic Troubles. Jalbert wrote this material while absorbing a steady diet of psychedelic rock from the '60s and '70s. This fixation translates into inventive songs that combine the sun-kissed sparkle of classic pop harmonies with head-swimming trippiness and forays into thundering fuzz.
Brat Farrar
– Brat Farrar 2 LP (P. Trash)
Solo LP of grunge punk from the frontman of Digger And The Pussycats, Kamikaze Trio, and Russian Roulettes.

Fashion Week
– Prêt-à-Porter LP (Solar Flare)
Fashion Week features alumnae and members from such diverse musical corners as Jarboe, Cobalt, Victory At Sea, A Great Big World, Man's Gin and Inswarm. Drifting seamlessly between and beyond influences and genres, these boys deliver a fresh spin on loud, heavy and brutal.

Yonatan Gat
– Director LP (Joyful Noise)
Master guitarist, Yonatan Gat (Monotonix) is back with 11 new punk inspired, improvisational, psychedelic mind-melters. Inspired by soundtrack virtuosos like Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota,
Director is edited as a cinematic circular journey around the world, East to West and North to South.
Myriam Gendron/Dorothy Parker
– Not So Deep As A Well LP+MP3 (Feeding Tube)
Limited edition pink swirl vinyl pressing. "This record is beautiful and melancholic and poetic. Myriam Gendron doesn't try hard to show off meandering singing skills or too sweet arrangements. Melodies falling out of her guitar like glass pearls. Simple fingerpicking miniatures to the poetry of Dorothy Parker." – Dying For Bad Music

Guerilla Toss
– Smack The Brick LP+MP3 (Feeding Tube)
Released last year on CD and cassette – now available on vinyl. "Guerilla Toss are possibly the weirdest punk band in the world – composed of a few Boston-area former jazz students making extremely maximalist art-funk, it's the kind of thing that shouldn't work but absolutely does, with frontwoman Kassie Carlson using her best banshee wails and rapid rhythmic chatter as another instrument to compliment the, like, kitchen sink-full of instruments that are already in her band." – Pretty Much Amazing

Richie Havens
– Mixed Bag [Reissue/1967] LP (Sundazed Music)
Richie Havens – Something Else Again [Reissue/1968] LP (Sundazed Music)
Originally released by Verve Forecast in 1967,
Mixed Bag gathered songs from Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Lennon/McCartney as well as two self-penned compositions and one co-written with future acting star Lou Gossett, Jr. Havens followed up a year later with Something Else Again. The cover portrait found Havens clad in dashiki and wearing beads while playing a sitar, looking like a standard bearer for the counterculture. HQ-180gm mono.
Screamin' Jay Hawkins And The Fuzztones
– Live LP (Cleopatra)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A historic 1985 New York performance by R&B legend Screamin' Jay Hawkins backed by modern garage rock heroes The Fuzztones. Red vinyl.

Hey Mandible
– The Arse LP (Fort Lowell)
Some call it post-noisecore, others call it post-punk or anti-grunge.

– Maze Of Woods LP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Second album from Matthew Cooper (Eluvium) and Mark T. Smith (Explosions In The Sky) utilizes an array of instruments, samples, found sounds, beats, chants, and raw bursts of noise, with a much greater emphasis on strong vocal accompaniment in every song. Includes download featuring remixes by The Field, Leyland Kirby, and A Winged Victory For The Sullen.

– Wah Wah [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Island/Mercury)
Released last week as an expanded double-CD – now available as HQ-180gm double-LP.
Wah Wah, the sixth full-length release by the Manchester indie rock group James, was produced by Brian Eno and Markus Dravs during the same six-week session as Laid.
Simon Joyner
– Grass, Branch & Bone LP (Woodsist)
13th proper album from renowned Omaha singer/songwriter is a sonic departure from 2012's
Ghosts. While that record was a collection of dark, dissonant songs confronting death and loss in the vein of Neil Young's Tonight's The Night, Grass, Branch & Bone is sparse by comparison, running with the likes of Dylan's John Wesley Harding, Gene Clark's White Light, David Blue's Stories, Jerry Jeff Walker's Five Years Gone, Townes Van Zandt's Our Mother The Mountain and Leonard Cohen's Recent Songs.
The King Khan & BBQ Show
– Bad News Boys LP (In The Red)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. After a five-year hiatus, rock & roll's renegade-angel savior The King Khan & BBQ Show returns with 12 soulful, rocking cuts delivered in high-energy, lowbrow fashion. Known as the hottest duo from Montreal to come out of Berlin, The King Khan & BBQ Show is dirty, funny, irreverent and always a good time. Their raw, stripped-down mix of doo-wop, early rock & roll, soul and punk is drenched in pure energy.

– Take Off With You 7" (Grand Jury)
"Because Life are an immensely talented British pop-rock band led by a pair of brothers (Mez Sanders-Green on lead vocals and Mick Sanders on lead guitar), there will be inevitable comparisons to Oasis. But 'Take Off With You' and 'Money,' the tracks that comprise the Hull quartet's new double A-side single, are more like a young Arctic Monkeys trading Alex Turner's snarling wit for the pop shine of the 1975, but without the saccharine boy-band feel to it. This is young, fun, fast-paced, urban pop-rock, and I fervently recommend it to you."—Stereogum

Justin Love
– Rockola [Reissue/1984] LP (Mono-Tone)
Vinyl reissue of impossible-to-find 1984 album by the ultra-cult '80s NY rocker.
Rockola is a perfect blend of Johnny Thunders' deconstructed raunch 'n' roll, The Modern Lovers' romance rock, Alex Chilton's twisted productions, and some deranged paisley-pop from an unknown planet.
Bob Marley & The Wailers
– Easy Shanking In Boston '78 2xLP (Island)
Recently released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray – now available on vinyl. Digitally remastered previously unavailable live set released to coincide with the reggae legend's 70th birthday year.
Easy Skanking In Boston '78 features a historic live show from Boston's Music Hall, June 8, 1978. Bob Marley & The Wailers had broken through to the American mainstream by the time they arrived at Boston's Music Hall for two shows on June 8, 1978.
– A View For Glass Eyes LP+CD (Rockstar)
Featuring members of Gaggers, Ladykillers, and Disco Lepers, this London band is the perfect combo of '77 UK punk and dark synth-driven post punk.

– England 1978 LP (Cleopatra)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Newly remastered reissue of this classic 1978 live album.

Mucca Pazza
– L.Y.A. LP (Mucca Pazza)
20-odd piece ensemble Mucca Pazza assembled itself in 2004. With mismatched uniforms, improvised marching maneuvers, speaker helmets and deconstructed cheer-leading, Mucca Pazza trail-blazed the 'weird as we wanna be' theatrical and visual aesthetic, while exhibiting real musical talent, playing mostly through-composed original compositions that tend to land somewhere between Zappa and Morricone, landing them prime spots on
Conan, and The Kennedy Center. Atonal harmonies, odd time signatures and labyrinthine melodies are as likely to pop up as sweet brass chords, catchy whistlers and solid grooves.
Anthony Naples
– Body Pill LP (Text)
Debut album by rising NYC techno producer, released on Kieran Hebden's (Four Tet) Text Records imprint.

Stina Nordenstam
- The World Is Saved [2004] LP+7" (Beacon Sound)
The World Is Saved found the gifted lyricist in top musical form, combining elements of electronic and acoustic music, pop, and even jazz into her own compelling universe. The songs "shiver with foreboding and uncertainty," as The Guardian (4/5 stars) wrote at the time, and "seem to be the sound of her tentative progress out of a dark place, disconcerted yet full of wonder."
The Pineapple Thief
– 10 Stories Down [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Kscope)
The Pineapple Thief's fourth album has been remastered and re-released on HQ-180gm vinyl.

– El Club Mixes 2xLP (Mute)
Following the Summer 2014 release of
Ex, the first album from Richie Hawtin's Plastikman in nine years comes a club mix EP featuring remixes of four of the seven tracks from the album. Hawtin was an influential part of Detroit's techno wave in the early 1990s and continues to be a leading pioneer of minimal techno. Includes remixes from Recondite, Dubfire, and more.
– Temple City LP (Shrimper)
Temple City is the Refrigerator's first record to feature electric guitar, feedback squalls and electric bass in over a decade, after the all-acoustic Bottles Of Make Up and their last album, Dangerous, a stillborn recording of demos. Temple City was recorded in full just prior to harrowing health issues for vocalist Allen Callaci that ultimately led to a heart transplant. The band went back into the studio with longtime engineer Steve Folta after Callaci's full recovery and re-recorded a number of songs as well as a few new ones to complete the 17 tracks which comprise Temple City.
Brian Reitzell
– Hannibal: Original Television Soundtrack Season 1/Volume 1 2xLP (Invada)
Brian Reitzell – Hannibal: Original Television Soundtrack Season 1/Volume 2 2xLP (Invada)
Brian Reitzell – Hannibal: Original Television Soundtrack Season 2/Volume 1 2xLP (Invada)
Brian Reitzell – Hannibal: Original Television Soundtrack Season 2/Volume 2 2xLP (Invada)
Black vinyl editions now available. All of the music featured on the
Hannibal LP's hail from the first and second season of the series and have been sequenced in the chronological order they appears on the show itself, allowing for an essential listening experience as dictated by the music's creator.
Brian Reitzell
– Watchdogs [OST] LP+MP3 (Invada)
"Full of infectious beats and atmospheric, retro-futuristic synths, the score is a further achievement from composer Reitzell, who has previously written music for the highly-rated US drama series
Hannibal as well as working on multiple scores with acclaimed director Sofia Coppola"—Louder Than War
Jimmy Riley
– Live To Know It: Self Productions, Protest Songs & Dub Plates 1975-1985 2xLP (Pressure Sounds)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 17-track set of Jimmy Riley self-produced cuts.
Live To Know It contains a combination of real obscurities mixed with classic material. Jimmy started out with the Uniques as a harmony singer and then moved on to become a lead vocalist after Slim Smith's death. Jimmy worked with Jamaica's best producers as well as crafting an excellent body of work that was released on his own labels such Pee, Yes and Full Moon. This set focuses on his self-produced protest song recorded between 1975 and 1985.
Frank Sinatra
– Close To You [Reissue/1957] LP (Reprise)
Frank Sinatra – Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain [Reissue/1962] LP (Reprise)
Frank Sinatra – She Shot Me Down [Reissue/1981] LP (Reprise)
Released on Capitol Records in 1957,
Close To You is one of Frank Sinatra's most gentle and intimate albums, and features the classics "It Could Happen to You," "Blame It On My Youth," "Everything Happens To Me" and more. Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain was initially not sold in the United States and was finally released in the US on CD in the early 1990s. It consists of songs by British composers, performed with British musicians and recorded in England while Sinatra was on tour. Released in 1981, She Shot me Down was Sinatra's final album recorded for Reprise and is generally considered an artistic triumph that evokes the best of Sinatra during this stage of his career.
Sleaford Mods
– Tiswas 12" (Invada)
Black vinyl edition now available. The rise of Sleaford Mods over the past 12 months has been a joy to behold, with the shifty Nottingham duo charming even the broadsheets with their raggedy, lo-fi take on punk poetry pitched somewhere between The Streets and John Cooper Clarke.

Chris Spedding
– Joyland LP (Cleopatra)
New album from the guitar legend with support from guests including: Johnny Marr, Bryan Ferry, Robert Gordon, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and more. Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.

Spent Flesh
– Deviant 7" (Rockstar)
Spent Flesh systematically dissects and unapologetically destroys hardcore punk and traditional song structure.

Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil
– Goliath LP (Sounds Familyre)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album from this Nashville quartet. Something of a Christian/indie/underground supergroup, the band consists of Steve Taylor (solo artist, producer and leader of Chagall Guevara), Jimmy Abegg (Vector), John Mark Painter (Fleming & John) and Peter Furler (Newsboys).

– Live At Shelter LP (Ugly Pop)
Fifteen tracks of high-octane, high-energy raw punk.

– Complete Recordings 2xLP (Static Shock)
One of the most important punk bands from Switzerland. 23 songs from 1979-1983 of catchy female fronted punk rock.

– XIV 2xLP (Frontiers)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
XIV is the Toto's first album of new material since 2006's Falling In Between. However, the band personally considers the new album to be the true follow-up to Toto IV, which made the band global superstars.
The Unthanks
– Mount The Air LP (Cadiz Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the only British folk representation in The Guardian's and Uncut's Best Albums Of The Last Decade, The Unthanks is a family affair for Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, with Rachel married to pianist, producer, arranger and composer, Adrian McNally. Using the traditional and folk music of the North East of England as a starting point, the influence of Steve Reich, Miles Davis, Sufjan Stevens, Robert Wyatt, Antony & The Johnsons, King Crimson and Tom Waits can be heard in the band's seven albums to date.

The Untouchables
– Free Yourself: Ska Hits LP (Cleopatra)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A collection of career highlights from the SoCal mod/ska band -- widely credited as America's first ska group. Limited edition color vinyl.

Van Halen
– Deluxe 6xLP (Rhino)
Van Halen, 1984, and the four-LP set of Tokyo Dome In Concert. CD version due April 14.
Jozef van Wissem & Domingo García-Huidobro
- Partir To Live: Original Soundtrack Recording LP+DVD (Sacred Bones)
Soundtrack LP packaged with a DVD of Föllakzoid ‎member's feature film. Van Wissem's score consists of appropriated 12-string electric guitar drone, black baroque lute mirror images, and minimal electronics.

The Victim Party
– Getting To Know The Victim Party LP (Ugly Pop)
Strong, tuneful punk rock from Toronto. Fast-paced and tough with smart lyrics spat out by duel male/female vocals. RIYL: Dillinger Four, Leatherface, Marked Men or Cleveland Bound Death Sentence.

– Procession Acts LP+MP3 (Bathetic)
Villages' second LP carries on their debut's grand expanse of ambient glory, while coming across as much more cinematic. It's a rhythmic, thumping, ticking record, trudging through an environment it creates itself from blended tones, chiming piano notes and smeared guitars.

– Thousand Pounds 7" (Lefse)
Blown out pop slop.

Renny Wilson
– Punk Explosion LP (Mint)
New release from the Canadian avant-pop artist Renny Wilson. Recorded between 2007 and 2014,
Punk Ex follows Wilson's natural progression from the breakup of his high school garage punk band The Subatomics to his present-day life in Montreal. Originally available in an extremely limited, abridged cassette version simply titled Punk Explosion, the album was a collection of Wilson's more abrasive recordings from the past seven years. Recalling snotty '70s punk, cornball classic rock and scratchy '90s garage punk, the album makes more than subtle hints at the past while painting a clear picture of the future.
– No Problem LP (Already Dead)
This Chicago-based power trio deliver a highly melodic form of post-hardcore that is noteworthy for supremely strong songwriting. The shifting rhythms, driving bass, dual vocals, and guitar effect textures are all integral to the band's sound, but what truly makes this record stand out is the catchiness and earnestness of the tunes.
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>Hot Water Music – 20thAnniversary Collection 4xLP (Rise)
This limited edition four-LP collection is a look into the band's storied 20 years, featuring songs from their seven studio albums and numerous 7" releases, all on HQ-180gm color vinyl.
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>The Who
– My Generation [Reissue/1965] LP (Interscope)
– Quick One [Reissue/1966] LP (Interscope)
– Who Sell Out [Reissue/1967] LP (Interscope)
– Who's Next [Reissue/1971] LP (Interscope)
– Who By Numbers [Reissue/1975] LP (Interscope)
– Who Are You [Reissue/1978] LP (Interscope)
– Fire Dances [Reissue/1981] LP (Interscope)
– It's Hard [Reissue/1982] LP (Interscope)
– Endless Wire [Reissue/2006] LP (Interscope)
– The Who Hits 50 [2014] 2xLP (Interscope)
HQ-180gm remastered vinyl reissues now available.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
Acid Mothers Temple
- High On New Heaven: Live In New Haven 3xLP+MP3 (Safety Meeting)
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Parasio U.F.O. celebrates its 20th year as Japan's premiere psychedelic freak-out collective with the release of this intimate live 4/20/2013 recording. Recorded on site at Cafe Nine in downtown New Haven, CT, Kawabata and crew delivered a solid live show totally deserving of the holiday it was conceived on. Sometimes heavy, sometimes slow and quiet, the set endlessly climbed through the frequencies delivering the fuzzy and hypnotic to a sweaty, gleeful, bleary-eyed room of psychedelic enthusiasts.

Ilyas Ahmed
– I Am All Your Own LP+MP3/Cassette (Immune)
Written and recorded entirely on 12-string and electric guitars and recorded fully analog for an intimate & homespun atmosphere,
I Am All Your Own is Ahmed's most direct work, with his vocals brought to the fore and un-obscured.
– Freaking Out LP (Salinas)
Single-sided 12" of melodic punk rock from west Philadelphia.

– Dimensions LP (Ubiquity)
A potent mix of hard rhythms, direct horns and spatial electronics.

Bonny Doon
– Bonny Doon 7" (Salinas)
Debut 4-song 7" of twangy laid-back indie rock from Detroit. Features members of Tyvek and Growing Pains.

Broken Water
– Wrought LP (Night People)
A follow up to 2012's widely-praised
Tempest, Olympia, Washington favorites Broken Water's new album was recorded and mixed with Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Soundgarden) and features a mix of noisy, fuzzed-out guitars and melodic vocals. Features a guest appearance from Lori Goldston (Earth) on cello.
Brothers Born
– Knife Wounds LP+MP3 (Nine Mile)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Brothers Born is Joel Stroetzel (Killswitch Engage) and Michael Wyzik (Storm The Ohio). The project is a big departure from the metal of Stroetzel's Killswitch Engage or the indie-Americana of Wyzik's bands, occupying a musical middle ground of sorts.

Jackson Browne
– Standing In The Breach LP (Inside Recordings)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.

Budos Band
– Magus Mountain b/w Vertigo 7" (Daptone)
"Magus Mountain" opens with the chords of an acid-soaked troubadour, the guitars wavering harmony summoning the band into position.

John Butcher/Gino Robair
– Bottle Breaking Heart Leap LP (Alt. Vinyl)
Intense 2012 live recording from The Left Bank in Leeds (a deconsecrated church with great acoustics) by two world-class improvisers who continue to develop a radical attitude to sound and interaction. HQ-180gm vinyl.

Johnny Cash
– American Recordings I-VI 7xLP (UMe)
All six of the iconic Johnny Cash American Recordings LP's are now available in their entirety in one box for the first time. Produced by legendary producer Rick Rubin, all are pressed on HQ-180gm LP's and are housed in a beautiful 12x12 cloth covered box. Includes:
American Recordings (1994), Unchained (1996), American III: Solitary Man (2000), American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002), American V: A Hundred Highways (2006), American IV: Ain't No Grave (2010).
Charles Howl
– Sir Vices LP (Ample Play)
New release from the London-based indie Brit-psych group. Comprising two members of The Proper Ornaments, Charles Howl are some of the last children of the '80s, and with a Britpop upbringing, it is no wonder they have produced an album that sounds like My Bloody Valentine channeling The Stone Roses, while maintaining a contemporary charm.

Christian Death
– Catastrophe Ballet [Reissue/1984] LP (Season Of Mist)
Christian Death – Ashes [Reissue/1985] LP (Season Of Mist)
Limited edition gatefold LP editions of two cornerstones of the gothic/deathrock/post-punk/early punk scenes. RIYL: Siouxsie And The Banshees, Sisters Of Mercy, Bauhaus.

– Flame Rave 12"+MP3 (Warp)
Follow up EP to 2014's eponymous album featuring two new songs and overhauled versions of "Unfurla" and "Winter Linn." Die cut front with download.

– Like Water For Chocolate [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Interscope)
Like Water For Chocolate is the fourth studio album by rapper Common, originally released in 2000. The album's cover photo, 1956 Alabama by Gordon Parks, is a photo of a young black woman in Alabama, dressed for church, and drinking from a 'Colored Only' drinking fountain. White and green vinyl.
Wayne Cochran
– Wayne Cochran! [Reissue/1967] LP (Sundazed Music)
Originally released by Chess Records in 1967,
Wayne Cochran! captured the outrageous energy of his live show within the album's grooves. This explosive collection of songs proved that Cochran deserved to share the label home of R&B greats like Etta James, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. Rather than a traditional artist portrait, the front cover features an outline of his white pompadour against a black background. Simple and direct, it stood in stark relief against the sea of day-glo, psychedelic imagery of the day. To put it another way, the cover art clearly conveyed that this album was all killer, no filler.
Dead Rider
– New End b/w Uncomfy 7" (Drag City)
Dead Rider speculatively examines potential futures, black mirror-style! On the A, they consider the late night thoughts of the insomniac, as he contemplates the endless parade of humanity who've passed through the very room in which he's trying fruitlessly to sleep. How many of them were there? They who laid in this exact spot? As sheets of black guitar reign all around, these are the thoughts you might have -- when you are facing "New End." The B-side features the post-apocalyptic B-boy trying to fight off boredom and a bellyache. It can get a bit "Uncomfy."

– Talking Dreams [2013] LP (WB)
Echosmith is an indie pop band formed in February 2009 from Toluca Lake, Los Angeles. The band is composed of four siblings: Graham Sierota, Sydney Sierota, Noah Sierota, and Jamie Sierota. They are best known for their hit song "Cool Kids" which reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Splatter color vinyl.

– ELEL 12" (Mom+Pop)
For fans of: Vance Joy, Tame Impala, Dreamers, Ex Cops.

Kurt Elling
– Flirting With Twilight [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Blue Note)
Grammy winner Kurt Elling is among the world's foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was been named "Male Singer Of The Year" by the Jazz Journalists Association eight times in that same span. Every one of Elling's ten albums has been nominated for a Grammy.

– Vinyl LPs 10xLP (Shady)
Slim Shady, Marshall Mathers, The Eminem Show, Encore, Curtain Call: The Hits, Relapse, Recovery, Marshall Mathers 2, 8 Mile OST, and the Eminem Presetns: The Re-Up compilation.
– One Man Army LP (Metal Blade)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Finnish folk metallers.

Esplendor Geométrico
- Nador LP+7" (Geometrik)
Geometrik presents the first vinyl edition of Esplendor Geométrico's
Nador, originally released by Dirk Ivens' Daft Records on CD in 1995. Nador is a collection of alternate takes and otherwise unreleased tracks recorded in 1988 and '89 -- one of the duo's best creative periods. Includes tracks recorded in the Sheikh Aljama and Arispejal Astisaró period, an especially interesting time when the unique and characteristic rhythmic-industrial EG style, developed throughout the '80s, turned more minimalistic, schematic, cold, and rough, with sporadic influences from Arabic music and rhythms.
Ben Folds Five
– Whatever And Ever Amen [Reissue/1997] LP (Original Recordings)
Whatever And Ever Amen is the second album by Ben Folds Five, originally released in 1997, featuring songs "Brick," "Kate," and "Song For The Dumped." The album has been out of print on vinyl for over 15 years.
– Tides LP (First Word)
Tides sees the Manchester-based producer Tides sees him joining the dots between instrumental hip-hop heroes Aim and RJD2, the epic soundscapes of Cinematic Orchestra and the deft songwriting of Bonobo.
Brian Gascoigne/David Briscoe
– Phase [OST/1974] IV LP (Waxwork)
The definitive soundtrack release of the 1974 mind bending science-fiction masterpiece. HQ-180gm yellow vinyl.

Goodbye Party
– Silver Blues LP (Salinas)
Debut LP from The Ambular's Michael Cantor.
Silver Blues sits at a crossroads between introspective, lo-fi bedroom pop and catchy energetic power pop.
Goodly Thousands
– Sunshine Hair 7" (Shelflife)
Goodly Thousands' songs are filled with their classic pop goodness that will absolutely knock your socks off. Lovely Byrds-y guitar lines, jangly rhythms, and Colm's perfectly crafted vocal melodies will make this one release you do not want to miss.

Grateful Dead
– Three From The Vault 4xLP (Future Days Recordings)
Recorded live at the Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY) in 1971, this seminal show features the five-piece line-up of Pigpen, Garcia, Weir, Lesh, and Kruetzmann (Mickey Hart had temporarily left the band at that point). Limited quadruple vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold Stoughton "tip-on" jacket.

Richie Havens
– Mixed Bag [Reissue/1967] LP (Sundazed Music)
Richie Havens – Something Else Again [Reissue/1968] LP (Sundazed Music)
Originally released by Verve Forecast in 1967,
Mixed Bag gathered songs from Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Lennon/McCartney as well as two self-penned compositions and one co-written with future acting star Lou Gossett, Jr. Havens followed up a year later with Something Else Again. The cover portrait found Havens clad in dashiki and wearing beads while playing a sitar, looking like a standard bearer for the counterculture. HQ-180gm mono.
Ryan Hemsworth
– Alone For The First Time LP (Last Gang)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl. "Garage, footwork, juke — each of these underground elements momentarily finds a home within the overall bliss of Alone for the First Time. Throughout the quick seven tracks here, Hemsworth challenges the sensibilities of indie pop without restricting its appeal." – Consequence Of Sound

Hot Water Music
– 20th Anniversary Collection 4xLP (Rise)
This limited edition four-LP collection is a look into the band's storied 20 years, featuring songs from their seven studio albums and numerous 7" releases, all on HQ-180gm color vinyl.

Freddie Hubbard
– Blue Spirits [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
One of the acknowledged giants of jazz trumpet, Freddie Hubbard recorded many albums for Blue Note in the 1960s including the 1965 hard bop gem,
Blue Spirits, which found him in three different ensembles - an octet with congas and a euphonium, a septet with McCoy Tyner (piano), and a sextet with Herbie Hancock (piano, celeste) and Elvin Jones (drums) -- and served as his last studio effort for the label.
– Reverser 12"+MP3 (Gilead Media)
Implodes is a Chicago group featuring Matt Jencik (live bassist for Slint and Papa M), Ken Camden (who has two solo albums on Kranky), Emily Elhaj (of Angel Olsen's band and of Chicago band Mayor Daley), and Justin Rathell (of Chicago band El Mejor).
Reverser is a brand new 20-minute EP that follows the bands two albums released by Kranky (Black Earth and Recurring Dream). Pressed on black, opaque purple/pink blend, and transparent gold vinyl.
Jimmy Whispers
– Summer In Pain LP (Moniker)
Jimmy Whispers is a walking, talking, singing, and dancing bundle of paradoxes. Greatest among them, perhaps, is his ability to transform the most seemingly basic melodies sketched out hastily with an electric organ on an iPhone voice message into such a profound racket, or how this dirty weirdo from Chicago managed to insinuate himself into the tradition of great American sentimental balladeers.

Jessika Kenney
- Atria - LP (Sige)
This is Jessika Kenney's first solo release following collaborations and recordings with artists such as Eyvind Kang, Ellen Fullman, Oren Ambarchi, Sun City Girls, Sunn O))), Mamiffer, Wolves in the Throne Room, and many more. "Her strong vocals display a deep understanding of the nature and history of [gamelan] music, tracing beyond her and Kang's arrangements towards the foundations of what they are performing." – Dusted

J.J. Johnson
– Willie Dynamite [OST/Reissue/1974] LP (Geffen)
Appreciators of '70s blaxploitation cinema consistently rank
Willie Dynamite among the best that the genre had to offer, and the soundtrack is no exception as it is truly one of the top blaxploitation soundtracks of all time. The soundtrack features "Parade Strut," as sampled by Massive Attack, Wu-Tang Clan, etc.
Mark Kozelek
– Live At Biko 2xLP (Caldo Verde)
Release last summer on CD – now available on vinyl. Live recording from Kozelek's April 6, 2014 gig in Milan Italy. Includes tracks from
Benji, Admiral Fell Promises and Perils From The Sea.
– Debut 7" (Telephone Explosion)
LIDS might seem like an unlikely pairing on individuals at first—Alex Edkins of METZ on bass and backups, Brian Borcherdt of Holy F**k on guitar, vocals, beats and sounds and Doug MacGregor of The Constantines on drums—but the concept for Lids has been in development in the back rooms of Toronto basement bars for over three years.

Maribou State
– Rituals LP (Counter)
"Maribou State's music is easy to listen to but hard to place. At times, the band's sound resembles Flying Lotus' bass-infused acid jazz, at others the music reflects pop sensibilities of Disclosure and/or the instrumental genius of Caribou." -- Earmilk

Alan Menken/Howard Ashman
– Little Shop Of Horrors [OST/Reissue/1986] LP (Geffen)
Vinyl reissue of the soundtrack to one of the most well known musical/horror/comedies of all time. Menken and Ashman's soundtrack is lively and upbeat -- a fantastic collection of Broadway-style, doo-wop and lavish songs along the lines of
Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The Minus 5
– Dungeon Golds LP+MP3 (Yep Roc)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Dungeon Golds was recorded primarily in the basement (aka The Dungeon) of Scott McCaughey, leader of The Minus 5. These songs are the product of sporadic spare moments of inspiration over the last few years. This collection was artfully curated, by McCaughey, from the extremely limited edition (750 copies) Record Store Day 2014 vinyl only box set, Scott The Hoople In The Dungeon Of Horror. In the process of compiling these tracks, McCaughey could not resist reworking several of these songs. As a result, half the songs are different versions than what appeared on the box set. Guests include, Peter Buck, Jeff Tweedy, Ian McLagan, Jon Moen and Nate Query (The Decemberists), Linda Pitmon, and many others.
Grachan Moncur III
– Evolution [Reissue/1963] LP (Blue Note)
The first avant-garde jazz trombonist, Grachan Moncur III, recorded two dazzling classics for Blue Note during 1963-64:
Some Other Stuff and Evolution. In the 1950s J.J. Johnson's boppish trombone style was dominant, resulting in scores of young trombonists sounding quite a bit like Johnson. Moncur, who picked up experience with Ray Charles and The Jazztet, was a very different case. While very familiar with Johnson, Moncur expanded the emotional range of the trombone, and led to its acceptance in free jazz.
NOFX & Friends
– Home Sweet Home: Original Songs From The Sh!t Musical LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Home Street Home tells a story of survival and love among runaway teenagers living on the streets, and features music by Fat Mike with lyrics by Fat Mike, Jeff Marx and Soma Snakeoil. The Home Street Home concept album includes a portion of the songs that will ultimately comprise the full score of the new musical. Based on true stories of the author's experiences, the store of Home Street Home revolves around Sue, a 16-year old runaway who plunges headfirst into the deviant subculture and alternative lifestyle of the streets. After being adopted into a tribe of homeless teens, Sue finds empowerment and acceptance from her new chosen family.
Of Mice & Men
– Restoring Force: Full Circle 2xLP (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Deluxe edition of the metalcore band's 2014 album,
Restoring Force, expanded with a disc of four new tracks.
Paradise Lost
– Shades Of God [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Rise)
Shades Of God was the beginning of the English metal band's integration of cleaner melodies and quieter passages in their transitioning sound. Clear vinyl.
People Of The North
– Era Of Manifestations LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
People Of The North is Kid Millions and Bobby Matador of Oneida joined by Oneida's Shahin Motia and Richard Hoffman of Sightings. Together they create cosmic improvised music performed with the intensity of a rock band. Their music is loud and distorted, anarchic to its core and imbued with a devotional spirit. The band's new album,
Era Of Manifestations, is its most intense statement of purpose, and documents their impressive tonal and rhythmic interplay.
Platinum Boys
– Future Hits LP (Dusty Medical)
"Platinum Boys is the union of four native Milwaukee party animals hell-bent on creating the greatest vibes from rock's most disparate sub-genre's. These rapscallions are on a mission to pursue babes, beers, blow, and bongs; riffage and good times abound. Like a forgotten collegiate-farce movie of the 1980s, Platinum boys unite the furious stoner grooves of Black Sabbath with the immediacy of Midwest power pop. There is little else that exists in 2015 that is as entertaining as it is ripping." -- Zach Weil (Oozing Wound)

Sonny Rollins
– Volume 1 [Reissue/1957] LP (Blue Note)
In jazz history, Sonny Rollins ranks among tenor-saxophone giants with Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster and John Coltrane. In his dazzling 60-year career at the top, Rollins has balanced melodic development with unpredictable phrases, infusing his innovative ideas with his memorable wit. Who else could take the show tune "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?" and turn it into a fertile device for a heated solo? On
Volume 1, Rollins plays that song and several of his originals in a quintet with Donald Byrd and Max Roach.
Wayne Shorter
– Night Dreamer [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
With some musicians, it is obvious from the start that they are going to make a major impact on jazz. Wayne Shorter had only been with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers for a short time when Miles Davis made him an offer to join his group, although he would not join until 1964. By then he had been with Blakey for four years and developed his own unique musical language and logic, both as a tenor-saxophonist and as a composer. Shortly before joining Davis, Shorter recorded his first Blue Note album,
Night Dreamer, in a quintet also featuring Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones.
The Skints
– FM LP (Easy Star)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Skints is a reggae/dub/punk fusion band from London.

Sonic Youth
– Sonic Youth [Reissue/1981] LP (Goofin')
Recently reissued on CD – now back in print on vinyl. Sonic Youth's eponymous debut 12-inch was recorded in late 1981 at Radio City Music Hall in NYC and originally released on composer Glenn Branca's Neutral label. The album is loosely based on compositions the newly formed group had performed at that year's weeklong Noisefest event (and remains the only recorded document of an early line-up featuring actor Richard Edson on drums).

The Staple Singers
- Freedom Highway Complete: Recorded Live At Chicago's New Nazareth Church [Reissue/1965] 2xLP (Legacy)
Freedom Highway Complete is a newly remixed, remastered and expanded edition of the live concert masterpiece recorded by the Staple Singers in April 1965 in support and celebration of that year's historic civil rights marches from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama. Features previously unreleased performances, the spiritually uplifting service, "Pops" Staples' intro and outro, and more.
Sun Glitters
– Scattered Into Light LP (Mush)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl.
Scattered Into Light is the Mush debut from the Luxembourg-based electronic act, Sun Glitters. The eleven-track album remains true to the glitchy R&B and deep tech-house sound that has blasted Sun Glitters into the consciousness of electronic music fans over the last two years. Stuttering beats and wobbling synths are soft-focused through a sun-bleached lens in a way that will appeal to synth-pop, ambient, and dustup fans in equal measure.
Thin Lizzy
– Jailbreak [Reissue/1971] LP (Mercury)
Thin Lizzy – Shades Of A Blue Orphanage [Reissue/1972] LP (Mercury)
Thin Lizzy – Vagabonds Of The Western World [Reissue/1973] LP (Mercury)
Thin Lizzy – Nightlife [Reissue/1974] LP (Mercury)
Thin Lizzy – Fighting [Reissue/1975] LP (Mercury)
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak [Reissue/1976] LP (Mercury)
Thin Lizzy – John The Fox [Reissue/1976] LP (Mercury)
Thin Lizzy – Bad Reputation [Reissue/1977] LP (Mercury)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the Irish rock band's first eight albums.

The Van Pelt
– Imaginary Third LP+MP3 (La Castanya)
2014 archive release, the previously unreleased final album by the indie rock band. Originally scheduled for release in 1997,
Imaginary Third was intended to be the balanced yet wiser culmination of their previous two albums. However, at the peak of their success they decided to call it quits. Members went on to play in bands like Jets To Brazil, Enon, St. Vincent, The Lapse and Vague Angels to name a few, while the tapes collected dust in Rare Book Room studio in Brooklyn.
Warm Thoughts
– Intangible 7" (Asian Man)
Two songs from Elliot Babin's (Touché Amoré) wonderful solo project. Punk rock with the hooks and thoughtfulness usually associated with songwriters like John K. Sampson and Brian Wilson.

The Who
– My Generation [Reissue/1965] LP (Interscope)
The Who – Quick One [Reissue/1966] LP (Interscope)
The Who – Who Sell Out [Reissue/1967] LP (Interscope)
The Who – Who's Next [Reissue/1971] LP (Interscope)
The Who – Who By Numbers [Reissue/1975] LP (Interscope)
The Who – Who Are You [Reissue/1978] LP (Interscope)
The Who – Fire Dances [Reissue/1981] LP (Interscope)
The Who – It's Hard [Reissue/1982] LP (Interscope)
The Who – Endless Wire [Reissue/2006] LP (Interscope)
The Who – The Who Hits 50 [2014] 2xLP (Interscope)
HQ-180gm remastered vinyl reissues now available.

– Symphony For The Devil [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (The End)
Witchery's 2012 album continues in the style of their previous releases, with thrash metal riffing and solos, but with a black and death metal influence. Clear vinyl.

Michael Yonkers
- The Neverending Light Beam From Planet '00s/Deep Within Home Planet / Plan A LP (Mysteria)
This is a collection that Yonkers put together from CDRs that he gave out to friends once a year between 2001-2008. One-time pressing of 600 copies packaged with silkscreened/hand-painted/collaged jackets.
for the week of 17 march 2015...
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>Shlohmo – Emerge From Smoke 7" (True Panther Sounds)
Shlohmo's music thus far exists in the poles between the subtle textured tracks of
2011's Bad Vibes and the booming sinister synths and hi-hats of his production work and remixes (split EP with Jeremih, Banks' Brain, remixes for Drake + The Weeknd). Black and white drip color vinyl. New LP Dark Red due April 7.
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>Charles Mingus
– The Black Sain And The Sinner Lady [Reissue/1963] LP (Superior Viaduct)
– Mingus Plays Piano [Reissue/1963] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Bassist/composer Charles Mingus is one of the most radical figures in American music. While Mingus received many honors posthumously as well as during his career, perhaps his greatest achievement was transcending the restrictive label of jazz.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
Aye Aye
– Aye Aye LP+MP3 (Richie)
Aye Aye is comprised of members of Bardo Pond, Birds Of Maya, Purling Hiss, and Watery Love. The Gibbons Bros' unmistakable slow-motion, big-chord fuzz will be familiar to anyone who's taken a plunge into the Bardo Pond soundpool over the last few decades, though a cultivated ear will note more grits & butts and less pedal-board worship here.

BADBADNOTGOOD/Ghostface Killah
– Sour Soul LP (Lex)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Everything about the formula for
Sour Soul screams instant classic. Toronto trio BADBADNOTGOOD made a name for themselves over the last couple of years via a retro fusion of jazz and instrumental hip-hop. Part of that notoriety came from whip-smart covers of tracks by the likes of Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame, but also from imaginative, expressive originals — the keys/bass/drums trio acting as a younger generation of The Bad Plus, choosing their covers from the hip-hop and electronic canon rather than pop and rock. Pairing the Canadians with Ghostface Killah, a rap legend who excels over soulful, spacy throwback production, would seem to be beyond a no-brainer" – Consequence Of Sound. (Limited copies pressed on gold vinyl.)
Aidan Baker
– The Confessional Tapes LP (Pleasence)
Aidan Baker's
The Confessional Tapes is another of his more song-oriented albums, though here drifting between slowcore, dreampop, abstract jazz, and glitchy electronica.
Jeff Beck
– Rough And Ready [Reissue/1971] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of Beck's third solo effort one of his most revered in his long lasting and huge catalog of classic recordings.

– Don't Look Back [Reissue/1978] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm clear vinyl reissue of Boston's second album.

Thad Cockrell
– To Be Loved [2009] LP (Dualtone)
To Be Loved, Thad Cockrell has established himself as a singer/songwriter set apart. He, along with producer Jason Lehning (Alison Krauss, Mat Kearney, Roman Candle), created an album that has been praised as "one of those rare albums that contains music that inspires from the kick off" and "the kind of record that puts things in perspective". The beautiful lyrics on "Loved" are equally matched by Thad's voice making this a sincere album resplendent with heart-wrenching, soul-stirring passion.
J. Cole
– 2014 Forest Hills Drive LP (Roc Nation)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl. "
2014 Forest Hills Drive is a concept album. Its name comes from the address of a home that he once lived in, a home that was eventually taken from his mother and one that the star now owns. The trajectory of Cole's career and of this project's storyline centers around this same type of journey: a yearning for stability, a dream realized, a disappointment and a triumphant return." – The Urban Daily
Connie Converse
– How Sad, How Lovely LP+MP3 (Omnian)
Elizabeth Eaton Converse grew up in Laconia, New Hampshire in 1924. Described as a polymath, she attended Mt. Holyoke College, but by 1944 she decided to leave college and, in 1949, she made her way to New York City. Over the course of the next decade, in addition to acquiring her new moniker, "Connie" wrote and recorded songs that captured the hearts of those close to her. Some were recorded by the artist in her Greenwich Village apartment, others by friends enamored of the music. At first listen, Connie's music seems to keep close company with the female folk artists who were her contemporaries. The knack for plaintive storytelling shares much with Peggy Seeger and Susan Reed, but Connie's music stands out from that of the American folk revival of the 1950s.

– Buy [Reissue/1979] LP+MP3 (Futurismo)
It's just over 35 years since James Chance first assaulted turntables with the juddering jazz punk fusion that permeate the tracks immortalized on
Buy. Under the moniker Contortions, explosive saxophonist James Chance aka James White, alongside several other noted New York art scene luminaries, spearheaded a sub-genre dubbed No Wave; a deconstructionist approach to rock & roll that mirrored New York's degradation and dissonance through avant garde compositions and articulated noise, considered by many to be the missing link between modern jazz and punk. Limited HQ-180gm color vinyl pressing in gatefold sleeve including two bonus tracks and digital download.
Damon & Naomi
– Fortune LP+MP3 (20/20/20)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the duo best known for their work as two-thirds of Galaxie 500.
Fortune is an LP released in tandem with Naomi Yang's video piece of the same name. She refers to the work as a silent movie, though the visuals are so bound up in the music (and vice versa) that it's more of a long-form music video, a visual poem set to the metronome of a textural score. The eleven new songs don't require visual accompaniment -- Damon & Naomi have constructed the sequence to communicate through sound alone.
Danny Elfman
- Batman: The Animated Series 12" (Mondo)
Die-cut 12" single featuring main titles and end credits from the television show, housed in an incredible gatefold jacket designed by Phantom City Creative, and pressed on black vinyl with gray splatter. Vinyl is die-cut into the shape of the bat-symbol.

Faith No More
– Superhero 7" (Ipecac)
First single to their upcoming album
Sol Invictus (due May 19).
Lee Fields & The Expressions
– Emma Jean [The Instrumentals] LP (Truth & Soul)
Instrumental version of last year's
Emma Jean album by the veteran contemporary soul artist. Lee Fields & The Expressions have forged a distinct soulful sound and a grown style with this album. They've pushed their sound in new directions, moving from being content as contemporary soul music royalty to instead delving into and exploring its next steps.
Gin Blossoms
– Live In Concert LP (Cleopatra)
Limited edition color vinyl pressing (available in both green and clear vinyl) of the Gin Blossom's first-ever official live album featuring the hits "Follow You Down," "Till I Hear It From You" and others.

Green Day
– 39/Smooth 2xLP+2x7" (Reprise)
Limited edition transparent green and opaque white color vinyl LP reissue of Green Day's 1990 album, including the 7" EPs
1,000 Hours [1989] and Slappy [1990] repressed on black vinyl.
I Speak Machine
– The Silence LP+MP3 (Lex)
I Speak Machine is filmmaker Maf Lewis plus vocalist and synth-nerd Tara Busch. Together they make brooding soundtracks and sci-fi horror films, creating audio and visual in unison and giving both elements equal prominence. Their approach is inspired by Spaghetti Western cinema duo Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone, who used to play with score ideas for scenes while scripts were being written.

Jamie T
– Carry On The Grudge LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. British punk-inspired singer/songwriter Jamie T is a gold-selling, Mercury prize-nominated artist from Wimbledon, South London named by the NME as "one of the most original, exciting musicians of the last decade." He was attracted to Epitaph with its rich punk heritage, the perfect home for his rattling post-Clash rhythms, with irreverent tips of the hat to Prince Buster, Madness and The Who.

– My Scrapbook Of Fatal Accidents [1998] 2xLP+CD (Arctic Rodeo)
First time available on vinyl for this collection of rare and unreleased Jawbox songs, originally released on CD one year after the band had decided to call it quits in 1997.

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
– Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth [Reissue/1984] LP+MP3 (Blackheart Records)
Standard vinyl reissue of Joan Jett's fourth studio album.

Billy Joel
– Cold Spring Harbor [Reissue/1971] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of Billy Joel's debut album.

– Kitty LP (Medical Records)
Medical Records presents a very special release and selection of works from Austin, Texas' undiscovered and never before released electronic/ambient artist Kitty from the early 1990s. This band should have had a proper release in the ‘90s, so for a lot of people, this is a long overdue accomplishment. Formed in 1994 by guitarists Dain Luscombe and Brandon Loe, the band eventually became a trio with the inclusion of drummer Clint Thorman. Over a handful of four-track cassettes, CDR's, and one unreleased EP, Kitty developed a sound unique even in the burgeoning psychedelic and electronic music scene that occurred along the I-35 corridor from Austin, Texas north to Denton as well as a rabid cult following. HQ-180gm blue vinyl.

Lilacs & Champagne
– Midnight Features Vol. 2: Made Flesh LP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
Instrumental psychedelic hip-hop hybrid Lilacs & Champagne spent their first two albums shining a light on the darkest corners of vintage European cinematic oddities. Their eponymous debut album and the follow-up, Danish & Blue, were warped, psychedelic takes on damaged funk and B-movie film scores.
Midnight Features Vol. 2: Made Flesh skins traditional hip-hop to its bones, then builds it back up with the flesh of Eastern European private press psych records, obscure film soundtracks, indistinguishable radio broadcasts, library tapes, and who knows what else from who knows where else.
George Lowell
– Thanks I'll Eat Here [Reissue/1979] LP (Friday Music)
After reaching very successful heights with Little Feat, Lowell decided it was time to record a solo album with 1979's
Thanks I'll Eat It Here. The album finds Lowell George groovin' back to the earlier boogie and New Orleans rock and R&B feel found on his earlier Little Feat albums. HQ-180gm.
Lucky Dragons/Seabat
– Special Effect [OST] LP (Vestibule)
The first release on Brooklyn's newly minted Vestibule label,
Special Effect presents two experimental electronic duos channeling the spirit of Andrei Tarkovsky's ethereal cinematic masterpiece Stalker. Seabat create an immersive, cinematic mood with fogged out trance-inducing synth drones, flute, and environmental sound design. Lucky Dragons take a different route with minimalist, binaural vocal samples and midi patterns that pull the listener along on a cerebral journey through inner space.
– Bricks Are Heavy [Reissue/1992] LP (Plain)
Bricks Are Heavy was the third album by L7 originally released in 1992. Produced by Butch Vig the album is somewhat poppier with more focused songwriting than their previous LP's and was the bands breakthrough album fueled by the success of the single "Pretend We're Dead."
Mean Jeans
– Singles LP (Dirtnap)
Three punk rock goofballs who deliver fast, loud, and hooky tunes and revel in the pleasures of pizza, sex, and getting wasted, Mean Jeans have become one of the better-known bands on the Pacific Northwest punk scene for their sloppy but relentless attack, raucous live shows, and fierce commitment to the art of partying.
Singles is a 20-song collection of odds and ends, including compilation appearances, a few covers, a track from the vaults.
Charles Mingus
– The Black Sain And The Sinner Lady [Reissue/1963] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Charles Mingus – Mingus Plays Piano [Reissue/1963] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Bassist/composer Charles Mingus is one of the most radical figures in American music. While Mingus received many honors posthumously as well as during his career, perhaps his greatest achievement was transcending the restrictive label of jazz.

Wes Montgomery
– Boss Guitar [Reissue/1963] LP (Fantasy/Concord)
Towards the end of his Bop period, legendary jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery reunited with fellow Hoosier, and Hammond B-3 master, Melvin Rhyne on several sessions. The first of that series was 1963's
Boss Guitar, featuring the outstanding Jimmy Cobb on drums.
Ennio Morricone
- Il Sorriso Del Grande Tentatore LP (Roma)
First official LP reissue of this 1974 classic. Spiritual cousin to the psyche-liturgy of The Electric Prunes' 1968
Mass In F Minor and William Sheller's 1972 masterwork Lux Aeterna, Il Sorriso Del Grande Tentatore is a vital, beautiful, frightening and yet essentially forgotten chapter in the storied discography of lauded composer Ennio Morricone. Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold sleeve including two bonus tracks, exclusive liner notes, original poster artwork and photos.
Mos Def
– Black On Both Sides [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Interscope)
Black On Both Sides was the debut album of Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, originally released in 1999 on Rawkus Records. The album features an emphasis on live instrumentation and socially conscious lyrics and has features from Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes and Talib Kweli.
– Astronomicon LP (Iron Lung)
Astronomicon features driving uptempo beats, ringing choruses, and twin-guitar harmonies that segue into improvised jams invoking the MC5 at their Sun Ra-channeling best, cruise through talkbox-laden breakdowns and finish with pulse-revving big bang crescendos. Inspiration for the tracks came from places as lofty as long summers spent working fire lookouts on remote mountaintops, to lowly as a need for cathartic musical release after inter-band fights.
Jimmy Page
– Burn Up LP (Cleopatra)
Limited red vinyl edition of rare, early recordings by legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page jamming with and a host of friends including bassist John Paul Jones throwing down some monstrous blues rock.

Joe Pass and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
– Chops [Reissue/1979] LP (Fantasy/Concord)
With high-energy playing and skilled interplay, the duo of legendary guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen flash their masterful chops on an ad-lib blues performance and nine jazz standards, including a three-quarters version of "Lover Man," plus "Oleo," "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars," "Tricotism" and "Yardbird Suite."

Peine Perdue
– Disparitions LP (Medical Records)
Peine Perdue was born in 2010 from the meeting of Berlin-based artist and musician Stephane Argillet and Coco Gallo. Peine Perdue finds its inspiration in a certain geometry, poetry and clearness in music and art such displayed by the cold abstractions of XVIIIth century harpsichordists (Couperin, Pancrace Royer etc) to the graceful minimalism of Erik Satie, the sugar uncluttered pop of the ‘60s yeye and finally to the arithmetic synthpop of the early 80s.

Gianfranco Plenizio
- La Gatta In Calore [1972] LP (Roma)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing including four bonus tracks, extensive liner notes, original artwork and rare photos. First-ever official LP reissue of this rare 1972 classic. "The perfect giallo score, from the opening tones of Edda Dell ‘Orso, through jazz-bossa into dissolving dissonance, disarray and pathological destruction." - Alvin Lucia

The Pogues
– Red Roses For Me [Reissue/1984] LP (Rhino)
The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy And The Lash [Reissue/1985] LP (Rhino)
The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God [Reissue/1988] LP (Rhino)
The Pogues – Peace And Love [Reissue/1989] LP (Rhino)
The Pogues – Hell's Ditch [Reissue/1990] LP (Rhino)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the legendary Irish band's first five albums, most of which have been out-of-print on the format for years.

– The Very Best Of LP (Cleopatra)
Limited edition pink vinyl compilation of the best tracks from the rockabilly revival legends.

– Man It Feels Like Space Again LP (Caroline)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Australian psych band featuring members of Tame Impala. Not to be confused with the band from Portland, Oregon that was on Sub Pop in the '90s, Australia's Pond were conceived by two members of Tame Impala's touring group, guitarist Nick Allbrook and drummer Jay Watson, along with Joseph Orion and Jamie Terry. Like Tame Impala, Pond experiment with psychedelia in their fuzzy, modern brand of glam pop.

Predatory Light
– MMXIV 10" (Pesanta Urfolk)
"Lurking somewhere within the borders of New Mexico is yet another hugely exciting new project; a project that leaves behind any trace of affectation and theatrical pomp, delivering dense and primordial black metal with a sound as vast and cavernous as the indigenous landscapes. Boasting members of Drought and USBM notables Ash Borer, Predatory Light is the metaphorical beast residing in their basement; darkly disquieting and utterly unnerving, with a melancholic streak that serves only to darken this trio's already atramentous universe." -- Cvlt Nation

Quantic Feat. Shinehead
– Spark It 12" (Tru Thoughts)
Spark It sees producer Quantic go back to the reggae/dancehall vibes he once stepped a toe in with his Flowering Inferno concept. Featuring guest vocals from late ‘80s/early ‘90s Jamaican singer/toaster/rapper from New York Shinehead, don't expect any cumbia here, this is pure retro UK dancehall, roots & catchy!" – Paris DJs
– Baptizm LP (Tri-Angle)
"After Kanye West's performance in London this week, grime seems poised to get some well-deserved attention in the U.S. The British street music, best epitomized by Dizzee Rascal's
Boy In Da Corner, has its fans in America, no doubt, but no one of West's influence has ever embraced it to the extent that he's been rumored to on his next album. Still, grime has already made some inroads in America. Rabit, a grime producer from the red-blooded city of Houston, Texas is primed to ride the coming wave. In fact, he's already been featured by a different iconic musician, Björk." -- NPR
– Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow [Reissue/1975] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
Rainbow – Rainbow Rising [Reissue/1976] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
Rainbow – On Stage [Reissue/1977] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
Rainbow – Long Live Rock N Roll [Reissue/1978] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
Rainbow – Down To Earth [Reissue/1979] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
Rainbow – Difficult To Cure [Reissue/1981] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
Rainbow – Straight Between The Eyes [Reissue/1982] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
Rainbow – Bent Out Of Shape [Reissue/1983] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues. Rainbow was founded by Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple. Their first album, appropriately titled
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, was recorded in Germany and released in August 1975. Rising, their second album, was released the following year with a further five studio albums and the live album On Stage released before the band split in 1984.
– 2012 [Reissue/1976] LP (Mercury)
Rush – All The World's A Stage [Reissue/1976] 2xLP (Mercury)
HQ-200gm reissues of a pair 1976 albums by the Canadian prog/rock band. The unique reissue of
2012 showcases a custom, limited-edition, hand-etched hologram of the ‘Red Star of the Federation' pressed in the album's dead wax runout of side two. To reveal the spinning hologram, fans can use any focused source of light, such as the LED flashlight on a smartphone, directly above the turntable while playing. The original vinyl edition of All The World's A Stage was formatted for auto-change continual play turntables and this edition matches that original vinyl release with Disc One featuring sides A & D and Disc Two featuring sides B & C.
Arthur Russell
– Calling Out Of Context [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Audika)
Recently reissued on CD – now back-in-print on vinyl. In 2002, Audika Records entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with the estate of Arthur Russell to compile and issue previously unreleased and out of print material from Arthur's vast archive. This first album
Calling Out Of Context, features 12 previously unreleased tracks of Buddhist Bubblegum Alt Disco Pop recorded during Arthur's prime years 1985-‘90.
Mike Shiflet & High Aura'd
– Awake LP (Type)
Awake is a record that might sound electronic in parts -- indeed, echoes of Tim Hecker or Yellow Swans are present throughout -- but has the guitar at its core. The album is a direct descendent of GY!BE or even Glenn Branca, but has been smudged, distorted, and delayed beyond recognition. What's left are traces -- the ghosts and outlines of songs, trapped in a fog of white noise and overdrive -- and the end result is disarmingly serene.
– Emerge From Smoke 7" (True Panther Sounds)
Shlohmo's music thus far exists in the poles between the subtle textured tracks of
2011's Bad Vibes and the booming sinister synths and hi-hats of his production work and remixes (split EP with Jeremih, Banks' Brain, remixes for Drake + The Weeknd). Black and white drip color vinyl. New LP Dark Red due April 7.
Howard Shore
– Scanners/The Brood LP (Mondo)
For the first time ever on vinyl, the soundtrack to two of David Cronenberg's most iconic films, and the start of his decades long collaboration with Howard Shore:
Scanners and The Brood. Featuring two pieces of original artwork by Sam Wolfe Connelly (each representing one of the films) and containing liner notes by Shore expert Royal S. Brown. Pressed on 180-gram gray vinyl with green splatter and housed in deluxe gatefold jackets.
Carly Simon
– The Best Of Carly Simon [Reissue/1978] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm audiophile vinyl reissue. The 1978 smash LP features her biggest hit singles and album tracks from her finest albums on Elektra Records.

– Life Of Joy 12" (Iron Lung)
One-sided player. More straightforward grind/punk from members of Gas Chamber.

- Nekromantic [1987] LP/Cassette (One Way Static)
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the 1987 soundtrack. Nekromantik is known to be frequently controversial, banned in a number of countries, and has become an international cult film over the years due to its transgressive subject matter (including necrophilia) and audacious imagery. The Nekromantik score strikes a perfect balance of beauty, horror, joy and dissonance. The score is both minimalistic and hauntingly atmospheric at the core, and yet remarkably complex at the same time. A wide variety of instruments and sound effects are utilized throughout it's making. In sharp contrast to the quieter moments are the tracks that sound as if they are from an old school industrial album. Harsh noise, clanging metal, pounding drums, synthesizers, and various sound effects come together to create a truly dark and desolate picture.

Al Stewart
– Past, Present And Future [Reissue/1974] LP (Friday Music)
Al Stewart's
Past, Present And Future launched the artist from being an English coffeehouse staple into a worldwide rock superstar thanks to the intriguing lyrics and melodies contained within the two sides of this 1974 masterwork.
Sur Une Plage
– Legerdemian LP (Jagjaguwar)
Pop songs stripped of their organic beginnings to reveal a colder, more cynical outlook towards an uncertain future. Sparse instrumentation with vocals, harkening back to an age simultaneously of singer/songwriters and the first forays into synthesized music.

The Thing
– Garage [2004] LP (The Thing)
Vinyl edition of the third album from the Scandinavian free jazz trio, originally released on CD in 2004.

– Cellular LP (Load)
At once both bone dry and oozing wet, Timeghost's first LP breaks the molds cast by current trends in modular synth fetishism. Providence's Adam Morosky, active as Timeghost since 2008, records and performs using an array of hardware altered by sensors that pierce through his face like a human patch bay. A concept-heavy record,
Cellular approaches its concerns through algorithmic cut-ups, rhythms generated by cell phone interference and electrically induced muscle spasms. Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing in die-cut silk-screened jacket.
- Avec La Souillure Nous Entrons Au Règne De La Terreur LP+MP3 (Iron Lung)
Four years in the making, TRTRKMMR's
Avec La Souillure Nous Entrons Au Règne De La Terreur is an aural assault rifle set to unleash a blackened unorthodox power-electronic hell upon you. Since the first scribble, its author has endured organ ruptures, physical and mental collapse, deaths and unheated Wisconsin winters. That pain and more comes through in the unearthly maelstrom of "music" created using chopped/crippled vinyl records, mountains of literary research, AK-47s and a plethora of secret sound equipment.
– A Conspiracy Of Stars 2xLP (Steamhammer)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. UFO's new album features meaty riffs, distinctive hooks, diverse songwriting, intelligent lyrics and that generally laid-back attitude which has been associated with the veteran metal band.

Various Artists
– Devil Got My Woman: 16 Classic Blues Songs From 1926-1937 LP (Hi Horse)
Includes the title track "Devil Got My Woman" by Skip James and 15 more songs by other great blues singers including Charley Patton, Willie Brown, Skip James Blind Blake, Ma Rainey and others. 12 of the 16 songs on the album have the original artwork promoting these songs when they were first released. All tracks are newly re-mastered from the finest copies of the original 78rpm records.

Weather Report
– Black Market [Reissue/1976] LP (Friday Music)
This brilliant masterwork features the all-star line-up of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius (his debut), Chester Thompson, and Alex Acuna. Featuring the classic Zawinul hit track "Black Market," Shorter's "Elegant People" and their tribute to Cannonball Adderley, "Cannonball."

Paul Westerberg
– Suicaine Gratification [1999] LP (Plain)
Suicaine Gratifaction is the third solo album by the former Replacements frontman, and is an introspective, somber affair with a relaxed vibe, even on the few rockers that sprinkle the album. On vinyl for the first time. HQ-180gm.
– Wovenhand [2002] LP (Bang!)
First vinyl edition of Wovenhand's 2002 debut – the first effort by David Eugene Edwards after 16 Horsepower. Foggy and shady passages of folk and blues.
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– Work And Non Work [Reissue/1997] CD/LP (Warp)
– The Noise Made By People [Reissue/2000] CD/LP (Warp)
– Haha Sound [Reissue/2003] CD/LP (Warp)
– Tender Buttons [Reissue/2005] CD/LP (Warp)
– The Future Crayon [Reissue/2006] CD/2xLP (Warp)
– Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age [Reissue/2009] CD/LP (Warp)
Nearly five years after the death of frontwoman Trish Keenan, Broadcast's entire back catalog has been reissued by Warp Records. The English electro-pop outfit released three full-lengths during their more than decade-long career, including their 2000 debut,
The Noise Made By People, 2003's Haha Sound and 2005's Tender Buttons. Warp's bundle also includes the band's 1997 and 2006 compilations, Work And Non Work and The Future Crayon, plus Broadcast's album with the Focus Group.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
The Absentees
– Tryin' To Mess With Me 7" (Ug)
Reissue of The Absentees' impossibly scarce 7" from 1981 remastered from the original tapes. Pressed on color vinyl.

Antarctigo Vespucci
– I'm So Tethered 7" (Asian Man)
Sweet, sweet power-pop hits featuring Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb The Music Industry! And Chris Farren from Fake Problems.

Any Kind
– Other LP (Readymade)
Other is the second full-length release from the Austin/Chicago band. Issued on Brendan Benson's Readymade Records, the album finds the talented quartet offering up ten more experimental folk-pop gems including the bouncy lead single "My Brother."
– Endless Skies [Reissue/1983] LP (Rockadrome)
Reissue of an enigmatic '70s style hard rock private press record buried by the sands of time.

– The Return… [Reissue/1985] LP (Back On Black/Black Mark)
Bathory – Under The Sign Of The Black Mark [Reissue/1987] LP (Back On Black/Black Mark)
Bathory – Blood Fire Death [Reissue/1988] LP (Back On Black/Black Mark)
Bathory – Jubileum Volume III [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Back On Black/Black Mark)
Bathory – Twilight Of The Gods [Reissue/1991] LP (Back On Black/Black Mark)
Bathory – In Memory Of Quorthon 6xLP (Back On Black/Black Mark)
Bathory was essentially a one-man band, fronted by Quorthon and filled out with an endless string of session players who usually only lasted one album. Based in Sweden, Bathory is widely regarded as a pioneer of the modern black metal sound, and everybody who is anybody in black metal likes to quote Bathory as a big influence. The
In Memory Of Quorthon box set contains three double-LPs, including a picture disc repress of the original 'yellow goat' pressing of Bathory's 1984 debut album, plus a 48-page booklet and 'Goat' poster.
Jeff Beck
– Truth [Reissue/1968] LP (Friday Music)
Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing new ways of using technique, distortion and effects to a whole new generation of guitar players, Jeff Beck's
Truth is truly a primer for a ton of rock and blues artists. The original stereo Epic Records album is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso for the first time on audiophile vinyl, enhanced with a first-time gatefold cover featuring original artwork plus a rare photo of the original Jeff Beck Group with Jeff, Rod, Ronnie and Mick.
Brothers Born
– Knife Wounds LP+MP3 (Nine Mile)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Brothers Born is Joel Stroetzel (Killswitch Engage) and Michael Wyzik (Storm The Ohio). The project is a big departure from the metal of Stroetzel's Killswitch Engage or the indie-Americana of Wyzik's bands, occupying a musical middle ground of sorts.

Bugs And Rats
– Bugs And Rats LP+MP3 (Feeding Tube)
"Nine-song pus-rock explosion by this Quincy, MA, trio with guest vocals on a couple of tracks by Kassie Carlson (of Guerilla Toss). The sound has a mega-sludge hunch that will make you feel several sweet reefs to the wind, until you fasten your seatbelt and get ready for the ride. The band's pace varies from machine-gun rattle to cough-syrup lunge (sometimes within a single song), so you'll want to make sure your neck is well-braced, too." – Byron Cooley

Burning Saviours
– Unholy Tales From The North LP (Transubstans Sweden)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Pure retro sounding doom.

D'Angelo And The Vanguard
– Black Messiah 2xLP+MP3 (RCA) Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. "Black Messiah is a study in controlled chaos. The nightmarish chorus of '1000 Deaths' arrives late and fierce, as though the band unfurled its crunchy, lumbering vamp just long enough to violently snatch it out from under us. 'The Charade''s Minneapolis sound funk rock follows, every bit as bright as the previous track was menacing until you zero in on the threadbare heart-sickness of D and P-Funk affiliate Kendra Foster's lyrics. Black Messiah pulls together disparate threads few predecessors have had the smarts or audacity to unite. One song might channel Funkadelic, another, the Revolution, but the shiftless mad doctor experimentation and the mannered messiness at the root of it all is unmistakably the Vanguard. Black Messiah is a dictionary of soul, but D'Angelo is the rare classicist able to filter the attributes of the greats in the canon into a sound distinctly his own." [BNM/9.4] – Pitchfork
Dead Flowers
– His Blues LP (Idol)
A full-on aggressive, heavy guitar assault rock.

Desmond Dekker And The Specials
– King Of Kings [Reissue/1993] LP (Secret/Sunspot)
Originally released by Trojan Records,
King Of Kings features the four original Specials members Neville Staple on toasting, vocals and percussion, Linval Golding on rhythm guitar and vocals, Roddy Radiation on lead guitar and Horace Panter on bass, joined in the studio by the former Selector drummer, Charley Harrington Bembridge. HQ-180gm.
Sophie Dickinson
– Cucucanady LP+MP3 (Feeding Tube)
First LP from New England's favorite dream-harpist. Previously known for her work in the context of Boston's Whitehaus Family,
Cucucanady represents a mind-blowing excursion into the mists of the here-to-fore unknown universe of acorn people, detuned Scottish balladry and backseat sing-along dynamism.
Dogs On Acid
– Dogs On Acid 7" (Sabot Productions)
Dogs On Acid is a new indie punk band featuring members of Algernon Cadwallader and Snowing. Deceptively deep songwriting paired with somber yet undeniable hooks.

– Entropik 12" (Planet Mu)
Featuring two tracks, the
Entropik EP sees Ekoplekz stretching his sound towards breaking point, each track extending well past the ten minute mark, slowly evolving yet with a sustained intensity, strength of purpose and emotional impact that ensures that neither outstays their welcome.
Felix K
– Tragedy Of The Commons 12" (Blackest Ever Black)
Felix K's 17-minute
Tragedy Of The Commons is a labyrinthine, slow-burning dread epic, beatless but crushingly dynamic, its frail, minimal synth lines wandering lonely amid plate-shifting bass drones and a dense, disorienting assemblage of field recordings. The hulking "Silent Money" is perhaps Felix's most explicit nod to dub, a slow-motion soundsystem downer, armed with frequencies fit to disinter the dead.
Michael Feuerstack
– The Forgettable Truth LP (Forward Music Group)
An edgy and psychedelic album from one of Canada's best songwriters.

Kim Fowley
- Kim Fowley's Psychedelic Dogs: Detroit Invasion LP (The End Is Here/MVD)
With a core band featuring members of Electric Six, Dirtbombs, Outrageous Cherry, Ramrods, and many more, Fowley recorded this song cycle right out of surgery. Picture disc.

Free Nelson Mandoom Jazz
– Awakening Of A Capital LP (Rarenoise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Following on the strength of their provocative double EP,
Shape Of Doomjazz To Come/Saxophone Giganticus, the Scottish free jazz-meets-doom/stoner rock trio Nelson Mandoomjazz performs more crunching anthems on Awakening Of A Capital.
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra
– Zombie Mouth LP (Newfolk)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Sounds like Bela Fleck meets Rush and goes to breakfast with John Coltrane.

Myriam Gendron/Dorothy Parker
– Not So Deep As A Well LP+MP3 (Feeding Tube)
Limited edition pink swirl vinyl pressing. "This record is beautiful and melancholic and poetic. Myriam Gendron doesn't try hard to show off meandering singing skills or too sweet arrangements. Melodies falling out of her guitar like glass pearls. Simple fingerpicking miniatures to the poetry of Dorothy Parker." – Dying For Bad Music

– Sonic Bloom LP (Revelation)
Give is a five piece hardcore/punk band from Washington D.C. "Give's straight forward approach to hardcore/punk harkens back to the late '80s/early '90s DC revolution summer sound made famous by Washington D.C. and Discord records." – Manic Compression

Grim Klone
– Back On The Street 7" (Brain Transplant)
Three loud crude proto-punk rants by a bunch of stoned hippies from the cultural wasteland of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, circa 1979.

Guerilla Toss
– Smack The Brick LP+MP3 (Feeding Tube)
Released last year on CD and cassette – now available on vinyl. "Guerilla Toss are possibly the weirdest punk band in the world – composed of a few Boston-area former jazz students making extremely maximalist art-funk, it's the kind of thing that shouldn't work but absolutely does, with frontwoman Kassie Carlson using her best banshee wails and rapid rhythmic chatter as another instrument to compliment the, like, kitchen sink-full of instruments that are already in her band." – Pretty Much Amazing

He Is Legend
– It Hates You [2009] LP (Tragic Hero)
First time on vinyl. If you want nasal-driven vocals or whining of a lost high school relationship, please look elsewhere. RIYL: Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Pantera, Motörhead.

– Lashes To Ashes Lust To Dust: Vinyl Retrospective 5xLP+USB (The End)
Features a collection of the four essential HIM studio albums encompassing the group's early catalog, on HQ-180gm 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 in all.
– It's Midnight… The Witching Hour LP (Patac)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New full-length from Kentucky's raging horror-punk metal masters.

A Horrible Death To A Horrible Man
– Escape Escape LP (Mighty Music)
Danish sludge/experimental metal.

Hot Nerds
– Strategically Placed Bananas LP (Three One G) On their new album Strategically Placed Bananas, Nathan Joyner and Alia Jyawook only partially embrace the half-serious dance punk anti-aesthetic that marked earlier efforts. Now a trio, Hot Nerds has built up their wheelhouse to include more brutal, tightly wound bursts of digital skronk made whole by raw, close-mic'd drums.
– Icecross [Reissue/1973] LP (Rockadrome)
Reissue of 1973 Icelandic hard prog rarity that's been the target of collectors for decades.

Impetuous Ritual
- Unholy Congregation Of Hypocritical Ambivalence 2xLP (Profound Lore)
In their brief career, Australia's Impetuous Ritual has already been recognized as one of the mightiest death metal entities in the underground today, alongside such likeminded acts as Portal (with whom Impetuous Ritual shares two members) and Mitochondrion.

– Insults To Injury 7" (Brain Transplant)
The long lost Insults album -- fifteen spastic twitches from 1979 by the prides of Watsonville, CA.

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders
– Playmates LP (Self Portrait)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Three years after the acclaimed
Hurtsville and a move from the inner city of Sydney, Australia to the Blue Mountains, Jack Ladder returns with his new album Playmates. The album's songs are muscular, raw -- yet polished to the texture of a skyscraper. The lyrics themselves are haunting; they possess the poetic slur of a black-pupilled vision of romantic despair, love's unsure footing and a palpable air of Ballardian discord beneath the surface. The songs pulse with life. Synthesizers and drum machines rub shoulders with glam guitars and pedal steel, while above all, Ladder's granite baritone slashes at love and darkness like a heavy blade. He is a tender, persistent lover; a despairing prince at the battlements. Sharon Van Etten contributes vocals to two tracks.
James And The Ultrasounds
– Robot Love LP (Misspent)
James And The Ultrasounds is not necessarily typical of the Memphis garage rock scene, though they do owe plenty to that tradition. Having played bass with influential Grifters duo Dave Shouse and Scott Taylor in The New Mary Jane, as well as with local luminaries Jack Oblivian and John Paul Keith, James Godwin has been a Memphis staple for years.

Rolf Kühn
- Perrak And Other Film Music By Rolf Kühn LP+MP3 (All Score Media)
Rolf Kühn's film score for the 1970 crime film
Perrak (aka Hard Women). This production was even more exquisitely produced than his previous Das Gelbe Haus, which resulted in a highly effective, tense thriller. Perrak provided audiences with excellent entertainment, and currently it is still held in a revered cult position amongst professional filmmakers, mainly due to the involved artist's unwillingness to compromise on quality, and it's impressively modern production values.
Storm Large
– Le Bonheur LP+MP3 (Heinz)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. The Pink Martini co-frontwoman's new album features three smoldering originals alongside inimitable covers of songs by Cole Porter, Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Black Sabbath, Jacques Brel, and more. Guests include The Von Trapps, 3 Leg Torso, Holcombe Waller, and Puddles Pity Party. Blood red wax.

Legato Vipers
– LV LP (Psychic Handshake)
A scrappy collection of trashcan surf-rock instrumentals. Recorded live off the floor in a mere hour or two, the band's debut LP brilliantly captures the raw intensity, expert musicianship, and droll performance of their highly touted live show. Pressed to seafoam vinyl and housed in hand-sewn, individually branded pleather jackets.

Machinery Of Joy
– On The Verge Of Sleep LP (Target)
Dark Danish electronica.

Man Is The Bastard
- Our Earth's Blood/A Call For Consciousness [Reissue/1993/1994] 10" (Deep Six)
A Call for Consciousness is comprised of five deep, dual bass and drum hook-laden tracks again investigating the properties of bastardization through M.I.T.B.'s specific musical strategy and profound lyrical documentation. Originally released as a split 8" with Born Against, Side Two of this reissue features side one of the debut 7" Our Earth's Blood.
The Metronomes
– The Ballad Of The Metronomes 2xLP+7" (Mannequin)
Vinyl reissue of both the legendary Australian minimal synth band's LPs:
Multiple Choice (1980) and Regular Guys (1985) plus the 7" "Saturday Night/Sunday Morning" b/w "A Circuit Like Me." The group was an integral part of the early electronic music scene in Australia and their releases have become collector's items in Europe, as they are mostly impossible to find.
Gerhard Narholz
- Das Mädchen von Hongkong LP (Black Pearl)
New vinyl issue of the soundtrack to the German B-movie action and crime soundtrack from 1973. The music is between typical library crime music and gangster action cinematic tunes, with very funky grooves, wah-wah guitars, Hammond organ riffs, fat horn stabs and fuzzy guitars and all the elements and ingredients that a gangster movie needs.

– Paperhaus LP (Huge Witch)
Eponymous debut LP from this DC-based psych rock quartet. CD version due April 7.

Portion Control
– I Staggered Mentally [Reissue/1982] LP (Dark Entries)
Portion Control was a British electronic and industrial band from South London. They classified their music style as "hard rhythmic electronics" and were a major influence on Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly and Depeche Mode.

Joshua Radin
– Onward & Sideways LP (Glass Bead/Fat Possum)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Onward And Sideways is the sixth album from the singer/songwriter, and includes a new version of "Beautiful Day" featuring vocals by Sheryl Crow.
Joanne Robertson
– Black Moon Days LP+MP3 (Feeding Tube)
Robertson's second LP proceeds from the avant-folk tradition first explored on
The Lighter, reminiscent of Sibylle Baier's deepest darkness, but also includes rougher electric material, with open chord squalls of quiet brutality leavened by sweet vocals and lulling cadences.
San Kazakgascar
- First Nation Spy 7" (Lather)
"First Nation Spy" is a spy thriller soundtrack for budding traitors and the flip, "Last Man Standing," is a slow building, minimalist tribute to the enduring tenacity of the cockroach. "...a heady blend of Middle Eastern influences, droning guitars and chanted vocals, the whole thing sounding like Spacemen 3 jamming with Gong in a sleazy nightclub, very probably as the soundtrack to a cheesy sixties exploitation flick..."—Terrascope UK

– Siege LP (Deep Six)
Kurt Habelt, Henry McNamee, and Rob Williams formed what was to become Siege around 1981. The band didn't really solidify until they recruited ska saxophonist Kevin Mahoney on vocals in 1983. They were definitely not lacking sonically, however, playing furious music at breakneck speed and pioneering a new style of brutal and nihilistic hardcore. In 1984, Siege went into Radiobeat studios to record a demo with Lou Giordano. The tape made its way through the hardcore punk underground, and clearly made an impression. They called it quits a year or so later.

Shearing Pinx
– People LP (Psychic Handshake)
The latest slab of abstract shred from Canada's preeminent noise rock outfit. Blending shrapnel guitar work, free-jazz drum-pummel, and a new focus on head-banging bass lines,
People is a hallmark release from a band that continues to innovate against the multiplying strictures of rock & roll in the age of the internet.
Spin Marvel
– Infolding LP (Rarenoise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Spin Marvel is the brainchild of drummer Martin France, British bassist Tim Harries (once part of Bill Bruford's Earthworks), and Norwegian sound sculptor/percussionist Terje Evensen, here joined by Norwegian trumpet master Nils Petter Molvaer and additional drummer/ producer Emre Ramazanoglu. Together they create spacious and dramatic soundscapes of profound intensity on the startlingly original
Infolding, blending aspects of free jazz, ambient music and electronica in provocative ways.
These Machines Are Winning
– KURU LP (Idol)
Sophomore LP from this group that features members of Afghan Whigs, Polyphonic Spree, and Pulsars.

Van Kaye + Ignit
– A Slight Delay [Reissue/1981] LP (Dark Entries)
Self-released in 1981,
A Slight Delay pairs conceptual sophistication with disarming naïveté in a way that has been difficult to replicate since the formative years of 'bedroom' electronic music.
Various Artists
- Hypnotic Cajun & Obscure Zydeco Vol. 2 LP (Moi J'connais)
Waltz, two-step, one-step, blues, the record pays tribute to the unique blend of European dances with African rhythms. Each track has been weighed up for its historical as well as for its musical interest. A combination of melodeon and, for the Zydeco side, button accordion, triangle, rub board and fiddles.

Various Artists
– I Saved Latin! A Tribute To Wes Anderson 2xLP (American Laundromat)
A collection of artists cover tracks that appeared in Wes Anderson's
Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Life Aquatic, Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and more. Includes covers of songs by the Kinks, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elliot Smith, Nick Drake, Nico, Cat Stevens, Love, John Lennon, The Zombies, Mark Mothersbaugh, among others, as performed by Juliana Hatfield, Kristin Hersh, Margo And The Nuclear So & So's, Telekinesis, Matt Pond and

Various Artists
– Through The Static And Distance: The Songs Of Jason Molina 2xLP+MP3 (Haint/Burst & Bloom)
Tribute to the late Jason Molina with artists such as Thalia Zedek, Marissa Nadler, Paul Watson (Sparklehorse), Black Hare, Sharron Kraus, Jason Anderson, Peter Hess & Eoin Russell, Tiger Saw, Jesse Poe, and many more. Cover art is a Molina original. All proceeds to go directly to Jason Molina's estate.

Vatican Dagger
– Not To Be 7" (Total Punk)
New Orleans' Vatican Dagger is made up of ex-Necor Hippies Gary Wrong and Roman Gabriel Todd. These three distinct forces combine to make some killer downer punk that is covered in noise, soaked in slime, and here to bum you out.

The Velvet Illusions
– The Velvet Illusions LP (Moi J'connais)
Organ and saxophone, unbridled fury, a trip through garage music from acid beats to anti-pot-smokers ballads (!!!),
The Velvet Illusions paint a bizarre picture of what American youth in the '60s was trying to do. A movement away from tradition, fascination for Afro-American music, emancipation, rapport to drugs, etc.: The record acts as a historical testimony of the late '60s about to fall into the next decade with its Vietnam war and disillusionment.
Chris Weisman
- The Holy Life That's Coming LP (NNA Tapes)
Militantly adhering to a limited palette, Weisman's recordings are all captured and constructed on a four-track cassette recorder, lending to the intimate, homegrown quality of the songs contained within. In the case of
The Holy Life That's Coming in particular, the instrumentation is limited to steel string guitar and voice, with the occasional subtle keyboard accompaniment.
Ben Von Wildenhaus
– II LP (Globos)
After more than a decade touring with saturnine heavy-riffers Federation X, Ben Von Wildenhaus turned his attention to a starker, lower, but somehow more menacing sound. With guitar, sine wave generator, and voice, Wildenhaus brings together Egyptian cinema music, Berber desert guitar, American folk melody, and film noir score material for a vivid stroll through evocative historical styles and laconic moods.

Wu-Tang Clan
– A Better Tomorrow LP (WB)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl. The legendary hip-hop supergroup's first release in seven years also marks their 20th anniversary as a collective. All hands are on deck for
A Better Tomorrow: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Cappadonna.
X (Australia)
– X-Spurts: The 1977 Recordings LP (Ugly Pop
X (Australia) – Aspirations [Reissue/1980] LP (Ugly Pop)
Always an outsider band, X (not to be confused with the legendary L.A. punk band with the same name) never quite fit in with the punk scene roiling through Australia at the time, and were shunned by the mainstream music scene. Before their debut LP, X recorded a 1977 demo session that is a brilliant snapshot of the period, and a treasure for anyone with an interest in worldwide first wave punk.
X-Spurts seething with desperation and urgency -- the sound of early AC/DC meets Pink Flag with everything cranked.
Yumi Zouma
– EP II 10" (Cascine)
This enigmatic New Zealand outfit first started showing up on music blogs in spring of 2013. Since then, they've become one of the most-blogged artists of the past two years on Hype Machine. Lush, electronic production buoys key tracks and the vocal deliveries are increasingly sophisticated. "Yumi Zouma produces music that is as gorgeous as their name," says the Aussie/Kiwi blog Happy of their new release. "A breezy collection of delicate dream-pop, full of endearing melodies and carefree vibes."
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>LOADS of Third Man titles!
A new Jack White (with a non-LP flip), a LIVE set from Parquet Courts, and FOUR new White Stripes singles reissues!
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>No Age – Weirdo Rippers [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (FatCat)
Tracking down all of No Age's early 7-inches on the cheap might be a tall order these days, so the punk band has done vinyl fans a solid and repressed their 2007 singles compendium,
Weirdo Rippers.
Agnostic Front – No One Rules LP (Radio Raheem)
A collection of long lost material from New York's legendary hardcore band, including 34 tracks across two different recording sessions from the famous
Don Fury Demos, the first 1983 session predating the United Blood 7" and the second 1984 session recorded just before the Victim In Pain LP.
Oren Ambarchi
– Quixotism LP (Editions Mego)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl.
Quixotism takes this aspect of Ambarchi's recent work to the next level: the entirety of this long-form work is built on a foundation of pulsing double-time electronic percussion provided by Thomas Brinkmann.
Oren Ambarchi & Jim O'Rourke
– Behold LP (Editions Mego)
Second collaborative release, following their 2011 LP
Indeed. Behold seamlessly blends field recordings, electronics, guitar, drums, and other acoustic instruments into a subtle combination of krautrock, minimalism, and classic free flowing electronics.
– Cult (White Edition) 2xLP (Hopeless)
In celebration of their 15th Anniversary, Bayside will also be reissue their newest and highest charting album
Cult as a special edition double LP. Cult (White Edition) features four bonus tracks, including a brand new song "Dancing Like An Idiot" and "Indiana" from the band's Record Store Day 2014 exclusive 7".
Beach Slang
– Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street 7" (Tiny Engines)
Philadelphia, PA's Beach Slang have been the talk of the scene this year making a big splash with their powerful debut EP,
Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken?. A supergroup of sorts, featuring James Snyder of Weston, JP Flexner of Ex-Friends, and Ed McNulty, formerly Of Nona, currently of Crybaby, Beach Slang's seamless mix of indie, emo and pop/punk is the perfect punk rock soundtrack.
Beech Creeps
– Beech Creeps LP (Monofonus Press)
Beech Creeps, a rock & roll Chimera (the kind that breathes fire) will shake you up their self-titled LP. Their eponymous album captures the glory of the Creepsound—at times sublime, crusty, swirling and headbanging. It's like Mötörhead kicking Superchunk's ass and Soundgarden cheering them on. Or the Melvins eating the Cure.

Black Star Riders
– Killer Instinct LP (Nuclear Blast)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album
All Hell Breaks Loose in 2013, Black Star Riders release their sophomore studio album The Killer Instinct. In October 2014 the band gathered in Nashville, TN and entered the studio with Grammy award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to record the album. Hard rock in the classic tradition.
– For No Apparent Reason LP 12XU)
Blaxxx is a collaboration between Lamont ‘Bim' Thomas (Obnox) and OBN III frontman Orville Neeley and Tom Triplett (also of OBN III and The Energy). In just a few hours the trio managed to record four brilliantly distorted and warped tracks that are sure to delight any lo-fi, garage rock fan.

Blood, Sweat & Tears
– Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 [Reissue/1970] LP (Friday Music)
BS&T's sound was new and exciting, the songs were thrilling, their horns meshed with rock & roll, fusing a brand new vibe, which continued successfully on their third album
Blood, Sweat & Tears 3. Featuring a treasure trove of smash hit singles and FM radio deep track favorites, the LP soared to the top of the charts back in the day. HQ-180gm clear vinyl with gatefold jacket.
Bored Youth
– Are You Alive LP (Alona's Dream)
Captured at the band's zenith,
Are You Alive finds Bored Youth unleashing their unique blend of UK-inspired Midwest hardcore punk across ten tracks originally engineered by then-Necros bassist and Touch And Go Records honcho Corey Rusk in 1982. The B-side sees an early incarnation of the band as a three-piece in 1981. Live at the legendary Detroit venue Nunzio's, the trio is no less powerful as they blaze through a set of future hardcore classics and throw in a few fundamental punk covers along the way.
Breakfast In Fur
– Flyaway Garden LP+MP3 (Bar/None)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The debut full length album from New Paltz, NY's Breakfast In Fur is indie rock loaded with psychedelic textures, nods to '90s electronica, '60s pop song-craft, and ecstatic punk energy.

Brian Jonestown Massacre
– Tepid Peppermint Wonderland: A Retrospective Volume Two [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (A. Records)
Includes the second half of the double-CD
Tepid Peppermint Wonderland: A Retrospective remastered for vinyl. Continues to mine the period of 1995-2004 and includes key tracks from all albums as well as live recordings and many otherwise unreleased tracks.
Busta Rhymes
– When Disaster Strikes [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Get On Down)
By the time Busta Rhymes hit with his second solo album,
When Disaster Strikes, he was already cemented as one of the most powerful voices in the rap game.
Carlton Melton/Kandodo 3
– Kandodo 3/Carlton Melton LP (Creepy Crawl)
"This is the Melton soaring into the stratosphere with their own toke on spaced travel via olfactory motion. Many would simply say ‘psych,' we say ‘space' and ‘no frontiers!' fly on brothers. Kandodo 3 is the new ‘nom de plume' for Simon Price's (The Heads) Kandodo project, having roped in fellow Heads' Wayne Maskell (drum patterns and rhythm driving) and Hugo Morgan (bass throb and guidance) to record under the name Kandodo 3. They take up their whole side with one looping soundscape that jitters and skitters into and around patterns of dub and space, this exhilarating take on an already pre-determined trajectory is as awesome in its scope as it is in its journey, catch a ride!"

John Coltrane
– The Paris Concert [Reissue/1979] LP (Fantasy)
Culled from a set of live performances recorded in Paris during 1962, John Coltrane's Paris Concert finds the tenor virtuoso stretching out and flashing his improvisational prowess on a 25-plus minute version of 'Mr. P.C.' buoyed by the supple combo of McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (double bass), and Elvin Jones (drums).

Loren Connors
– Blues: The ‘Dark Paintings' Of Mark Rothko LP+MP3 (Family Vineyard)
Originally released in a hand-made edition of around 300 copies on his own St. Joan label in 1990 under the name Guitar Roberts -- this album has been unavailable in any form until now. Distilled the blues form into bleak, minimalist lines and tone; a compound of influences spanning Louisiana guitarist Robert Pete Johnson to painter Mark Rothko.

– 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.
Alessandro Cortini
– Forse 3 2xLP (Important)
Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails/How To Destroy Angels) composed the
Forse series using a Buchla Music Easel. Forse, meaning "maybe" In Italian, is a series of three double-LP releases Cortini recorded for Important to release in 2013.
– Crybaby Demon b/w U Sexy Thing 7" (Zoo Music)
The first single from Crocodiles' forthcoming album
Boys offers a gaze into the salsa-punk existence the band lived while recording in Mexico City. It is the sound of helado and cervezas; bottles smashing against heads in Cuauhtémoc bat-caves.
Sarah Davachi
– Barons Court LP (Students Of Decay)
Barons Court is the debut full-length album by Canadian electroacoustic composer Sarah Davachi. Trained at Mills College, Davachi's academic approach to synthesis and live instrumentation unites with a preternatural attunement to timbre, pacing and atmosphere. While the record employs a number of vintage and legendary synthesizers, including Buchla's 200 and Music Easel, an EMS Synthi, and Sequential Circuit's Prophet 5, Davachi's approach to her craft here is much more in line with the long-form textural minimalism of Éliane Radigue than it is with the hyper-dense modular pyrotechnics of the majority of her synthesist contemporaries.
– The Purge LP (The Royal Potato Family)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. DRKWAV is Skerik (saxophones), John Medeski (keyboards) and Adam Deitch (drums). The three master musicians have come together for
The Purge, an entirely uncompromising debut album that delves deep into the psychedelic corners of the human psyche.
Charles Earland
– Black Talk! [Reissue/1970] LP (Fantasy)
Formidably talented organist Charles Earland converted the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" into an anthem called "Black Talk" and came up with one of the huge soul-jazz hits of the early seventies. In this album, Earland worked the same magic with two other pop songs, "Aquarius" and "More Today Than Yesterday," giving them the urgency and forward movement of R&B but managing to inject them with jazz values.

Energy Gown
– Evening Molasses 7" (Alona's Dream)
"Evening Molasses" finds Energy Gown's bad vibe/outsider psych in full force, diving deep down into the darkest droned out corners of Japanese psych weirdness, crawling up through the analog wasteland of art damaged krautrock and resurfacing somewhere in the most menacing strung-out corners of the late ‘60s US/UK lysergic garage rock scenes.

Lawrence English
– Viento LP (Taiga)
A work composed from field recordings of extreme winds in Patagonia and Antarctica.

– Lonely Sea b/w You Should Know 7" (Alona's Dream)
The Escavels were more than just part of the Chicago garage band explosion of the early 1960s: their influence stretches into some pretty heavy gigs, from garage legends to major label blues-boogie bands to 1970s cult psychedelic albums. This single is from their lone session at Recordings Unlimited in Chicago where they cut two original songs direct to an 8-inch lacquer coated aluminum disc. The first was an original: "Lonely Sea," a moody surfer's lament largely influenced by the band's love of the Beach Boys. On the other side was "You Should Know," an upbeat garage stomper. Members later went on to join Pacific Gas & Electric.

– Evensong [Reissue/1973] LP (Beatball)
Originally released in 1973 on Philips, Evensong's self-titled album is a high-prized UK folk-pop artifact released to critical acclaim and strong sales. The duo's fragile, harmony-drenched songs are given instrumental muscle by seasoned session players Clem Cattini, B. J. Cole and Herbie Flowers, and ornate string arrangements courtesy of former Spencer Davis Group guitarist Ray Fenwick. HQ-180gm.

– Live [Reissue/1977] LP (Real Gone Music)
38 minutes of blues-rock bliss, remastered for HQ-180gm vinyl

Gaussian Curve
– Clouds LP (Music From Memory)
Collaboration between Italian ambient pioneer Gigi Masin, Land Of Light's Jonny Nash, and Marco Sterk (Young Marco). "The eight songs here, all instrumentals, feel less like standalone pieces than variations on a common theme. They share similar instrumentation, and they're all uniformly limpid and languid. Masin sets the tone, and the pace, with slow-moving chords on acoustic piano or Rhodes keyboard, while Nash and Sterk flesh out the songs with gently meandering electric guitar, wispy synthesizer pads, and, occasionally, trumpet and melodica. Given the trumpet, the music often brings to mind Jon Hassell's Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street." – Pitchfork

The J. Geils Band
– Bloodshot [Reissue/1973] LP (Real Gone Music)
Despite a couple of previous worthy studio efforts to their name, when
Bloodshot came out in 1973, the J. Geils Band was best known for being a smokin' hot live act, a reputation bolstered by the success of their previous album, Live Full House, which was their highest-charting record to date. But Bloodshot changed all that here was a studio record that captured all the raucous energy of their concerts, but tailored it into nine songs that maintained the band s hard-rockin' R&B virtues while also displaying a rapid artistic maturation. Red vinyl.
Gemini Lion
– Adoration 12" (House Of Silk)
Portland vocal house roots duo Gemini Lion is an ongoing collaboration between soul-singer J. Green and Silk staple producer A. Kalin (Temples, Polonaise, Finesse).
Adoration, their debut, pickpockets from various downtown wardrobes for a multi-culti vibe that's equal parts party monster, ballroom strut, and melancholic sweat.
Rhiannon Giddens
– Tomorrow Is My Turn LP (Nonesuch)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Rhiannon Giddens, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, makes her solo recording debut with the T Bone Burnett-produced
Tomorrow Is My Turn, which features a broad range of songs from genres as diverse as gospel, jazz, blues, and country.
Jonny Greenwood
– Inherent Vice [OST/Score] LP (Nonesuch)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Original score to Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood.

The Griffith Harter Union
– Progress b/w House In The Country 7" (Alona's Dream)
Reissue of the only single from fabled Chicago garage rock band. These sides, originally recorded at Chess Studios, represent the only audible remains of the band which played frequently in Chicago's burgeoning "Old Town" music scene. The record was originally released in an edition of a few hundred on the Chicago label JIM-KO in 1967. The searing lead guitar on the A Side "Progress" is a tough Chicago garage take on a song made popular by The Pretty Things and features the very early use of a wah-wah pedal, which was only invented in late 1966.

– The Prepared Piano [Reissue/2005] LP+MP3 (Karaoke Kalk)
Vinyl repress of Hauschka's 2005 album. On
The Prepared Piano, Hauschka focused on just one piano, a smattering of synthesizer, and bass and drum, though it sounds as if there is an entire orchestra accompanying him. Includes a download of album plus two bonus tracks.
– Religion LP (Fashion People)
Folktronica from Brooklyn, NY.

– Talk Talk b/w Classroom 7" (Alona's Dream)
JJ-180 got its start in 1977 when a group of teenagers came together around the art and music that had influenced them growing up in the ‘70s in Santa Cruz. Their music was a hybrid of the then emerging punk sound as well as ‘60s surf, garage and psychedelic music. The band was a keystone of the Santa Cruz punk scene and organized many important early punk and new wave shows in their hometown. After establishing a local following, they released a single and a few songs on compilations. This is that very single.

Elle King
– Love Stuff LP (RCA)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album from singer Elle King.
Love Stuff follows her acclaimed self-titled EP in 2014. Collaborating with the likes of Mark Ronson, Jacknife Lee, Eg White, and Jeff Bhasker, King delivers a selection of blues and rock & roll-inspired pop tracks.
King Crimson
– Live At The Orpheum LP (Discipline Global Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Comprised of 41 minutes of material by the newest incarnation of the band fronted by the line-up's formidable three-drummer setup,
Live At The Orpheum features a mixt of new and old King Crimson material -- some being performed live for the first time.
Los Piranas
– Salvemos Nuestro Folcor 7" (Alona's Dream)
Bogota, Colombia's Los Piranas blend tropical rhythms, punk attitude and modern electronics with nods to everything from surf music to Afrobeat to no wave. Their songs are marked by pulsing basslines with driving drums and other worldly guitar.

– Heterocetera 12" (Tri-Angle)
In 2014,
Damsel In Distress, a free mixtape album created by 23 year old J'Kerian Morgan, aka Lotic, garnered universal praise from all who heard it. Consisting of all original material and mind-warping edits of smash hits like "Drunk In Love" by Beyoncé, the mixtape was lauded as an ‘important turning point' in regards to where electronic music could go next. Heterocetera is Lotic's first official release since the unveiling of Damsel In Distress and marks the producer's debut on Tri Angle.
Harvey Mandel
– Cristo Redentor [Reissue/1968] LP (Cleopatra)
The 1968 debut solo release from guitar legend Harvey Mandel reissued on a deluxe 180gm vinyl.

– Blood Mountain [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Reprise)
Solid yellow/transparent green colored vinyl reissue.

Bruno Nicolai
– The Red Queen Kills Seven Times [1976] LP (Dagored)
Bruno Nicolai met Morricone when they were both studying at Rome's Santa Cecilia music academy. Nicolai was the conductor on many of the maestro's scores
from For a Few Dollars More onwards, but also found himself with plenty of composing work of his own throughout the '60s and '70s. Nicolai became almost as prolific as the maestro himself, particularly within the western and giallo genres. The Red Queen is a great example of his giallo work. It has a distinctive and memorable main theme, and a second ascending piano-led theme that accompanies some of the suspense sequences.
No Age
– Weirdo Rippers [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (FatCat)
Tracking down all of No Age's early 7-inches on the cheap might be a tall order these days, so the punk band has done vinyl fans a solid and repressed their 2007 singles compendium,
Weirdo Rippers.
– Almost LP (Acephale)
Dense, saturated synthesizer lines evoking CJ Bolland or Josh Wink weave into lush, euphoric textures reminiscent of Orbital and Underworld. Massive, dusty breakbeats flirt with classic drum machines and found, ambient sound recalling DJs Krush and Shadow.

Ohio Players
– Observations In Time [Reissue/1969] LP (Cleopatra)
The 1969 debut album by R&B legends has been reissued on vinyl with the original artwork and detailed liner notes.

Riz Ortolani
– Cannibal Holocaust [1980] LP (Mondo)
Considered one of the most notorious films ever released and banned in over 50 countries for many years, Ruggero Deodato's most brutal film (and surely one of the first ‘found footage' films) still retains the power to shock to this day, it charts a team of documentary filmmakers as they go deep into the jungle to find and film the indigenous tribes of the area. First time on vinyl. HQ-180gm.

Suggie Otis
– Live In Williamsburg LP (Cleopatra)
The vinyl companion to Shuggie's first-ever live album recorded at The Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on his comeback tour.

Maceo Parker
– Us [Reissue/1974] LP (Get On Down)
Maceo Parker was one of the most revered and loved members of James Brown's famed J.B.'s band from the late ‘60s to the mid-1970s. Alongside his instantly recognizable alto saxophone solos, he occasionally performed as comedian before James Brown shows, in addition to playing MC. He was a true renaissance man.

Parquet Courts
– Live At Third Man LP (Third Man)
Recorded live direct to acetate from their performance at Third Man Records in Nashville.

Places To Hide
– Wild N Soft 7" (Tiny Engines)
"Throwing out the "band is maturing" phrase can sometimes be a death knell for what you loved about them in the first place. Barely two years into their formation, Atlanta indie/punk band Places To Hide are assuredly growing up. Still wild, but softer, dare we say more mature."

Porcupine Tree
– Up The Downstair [Reissue/1993] 2xLP (Kscope)
Porcupine Tree's 1993 classic comes is reissued as double HQ-180gm heavy-weight red color vinyl pressing with gatefold sleeve, and features the 2004 remix/remaster of
Up The Downstair/Staircase Infinities, plus the bonus track "Phantoms" (taken from the Stars Die anthology).
– Arrest LP (Sickroom)
Abstract in certain ways, poetic in nature, collage-like collaborations of sound and disjointed melodies that all reflect an array of emotions that emanate from our chaotic, beautiful, universal voyage through this wonderful modern universe. This record is one of a kind and definitely worth a listen.

The Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane
– The Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane [Reissue/2010] LP (Bym)
From the first listen,
The Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane brings the revival of the neo-psychedelia from the nineties as represented by bands like The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spacemen 3, Love and Les Big Byrd, amongst others. Although this is happening in Chile 10 years later, it means that this kind of music, a song created by a simple chord in a Spanish guitar, is still important in different parts of the world, even more in Chile and the psych scene occurring in the past years (i.e. Föllakzoid, La Hell Gang, The Holydrug Couple). Lo-fi recording settings, unconscious directed jams; with an acid bluesy style creates the unique sound of the record.
Rites Of The Accused
– Innocence [Reissue/1984] 7" (Alona's Dream)
Reissue of the classic debut EP by the legendary Chicago hardcore punks. Cut originally in 1984, the long out of print
Innocence EP captures all of the energy and attitude the band became known for at their over the top live shows.
Joanne Robertson
– Black Moon Days LP+MP3 (Feeding Tube)
Robertson's second LP proceeds from the avant-folk tradition first explored on
The Lighter, reminiscent of Sibylle Baier's deepest darkness, but also includes rougher electric material, with open chord squalls of quiet brutality leavened by sweet vocals and lulling cadences.
– Late In The Day LP (Blahll)
In your face, no frills rock & roll from Mississippi.

Terminal Fuzz Terror
– Volume 0: In The Shadow Of The Mountain LP+MP3 (Robotic Empire)
On their debut, Terminal Fuzz Terror unleashes raw rock & roll fury sifted through the filters of punk, psychedelia and blues. Pummeling percussion and wailing riffs accompany vocals channeling an obliterated Jim Morrison at the height of religious revelry.

Jacky Terrasson
– Take This LP (Impulse!)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Pianist/composer Jacky Terrasson makes his Impulse! label debut with this sparkling new album that captures the quintessence of his multifaceted musical makeup, which often draws upon modern post-bop, pop, hip-hop, European classical, and African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms and melodies.

– Texas 25 LP (PIAS America)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Scottish chart-toppers Texas celebrate their 25th Anniversary with
Texas 25, which contains four brand new songs and highlights from the band's greatest hits completely re-recorded and re-worked with acclaimed NYC soul outfit Truth & Soul (Amy Winehouse, Adele).
Various Artists
- Strategies Against The Body: A Contemporary Survey LP (DKA)
This seven-track overview celebrates the dramatic resurgence of industrial music and culture that has been sweeping the globe the past few years. Together, the artists featured on this compilation present an incisive look at the depth and span of the genre while also moving the form forward into bold new shapes. Touching on filthy synthpunk, expansive pop, primitive Body Music and clattering techno, this compilation is exclusively composed of previously unreleased music from High-Functioning Flesh (Dais/DKA), Tannhäuser Gate (Gooiland Elektro), RedRedRed (Dark Entries), Xander Harris (Rock Action/Not Not Fun), DVA Damas (Downwards), and DKA's own Tifaret and Twins.

Rick Wakeman
– The Six Wives Of Henry VIII [Reissue/1972] LP (A&M)
Rick Wakeman – The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table [Reissue/1975] 2xLP (A&M)
Wakeman's first and fourth albums get the deluxe vinyl reissue treatment.

John Wiese
– Deviate From Balance 2xLP (Gilgongo)
John Wiese's long-awaited
Deviate From Balance is the artist's first album since 2011's Seven Of Wands (Pan). Recorded throughout Europe/UK, Australia, and the US, the album includes scored ensemble pieces including over 20 musicians on each, recorded in Melbourne and Portland, as well as audio documentation of installation pieces "Wind Changed Direction," a four-channel sound piece presented in the garden of the Getty Center (curated by Liars), and "Battery Instruments," an eight-channel piece presented at HSP in New Zealand, now heard for the first time. Also included are various collaborations and recordings from live performances.
– The Redeemer LP (12XU)
"Twelve months after debuting, the local trio of guitarist/vocalist David Petro, bassist/vocalist Kana Harris, and drummer Matt Buie bows an LP on 12XU Records.
The Redeemer recalls an adrenaline-spiked version of Eighties punk outcasts the Wipers with agile riffing, prominent hooks, and dire sentiment." – The Austin Chronicle
Dwight Yoakam
– Hillbilly Deluxe [Reissue/1987] LP+MP3 (Warner Music Nashville)
Vinyl reissue of the second album by the country music singer/songwriter. Released in 1987, it was Yoakam's second consecutive #1 album on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Four tracks were released as singles with each becoming Top 10 hits on the Hot Country Singles chart in 1987 and 1988. The vinyl was mastered at Capitol Mastering by Ron McMaster from original analog sources.