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>Busman's Holiday - A Long Goodbye (JNR)
Even more loveliness from JNR and Bton's Busman's Holiday. Lewis and Addison Rogers are brothers who make pop-music together. When they do this, they go by the name Busman's Holiday. Lewis plays guitar, and Addison plays his modest drum kit, complete with suitcase-bass-drum. Independently, the brothers have performed with artists such as Jens Lekman and Sleeping Bag.
A Long Goodbye, the first proper album from Busman's Holiday was recorded by Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire) and mixed by Drew Vandenberg (Toro Y Moi, Kishi Bashi). The band has been featured on WNYC's Radiolab. RIYL: Kishi Bashi, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Van Dyke Parks.
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>>The Brothers & Sisters – Dylan's Gospel [Reissue/1969] CD/LP (Light In The Attic)
Originally released in 1969 on Ode Records, this rare and sought-after album finds the California collective covering a clutch of Dylan classics in the era's revolutionary gospel style. Produced by Lou Adler, soon to work his magic on Carole King's mega-successful Tapestry, and arranged by Gene Page, noted for his work for Motown, the performers were largely unknown, but many went on to find great acclaim. Merry Clayton, the powerhouse singer best known for sparring with Mick Jagger on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" (and star of the recent documentary
20 Feet from Stardom), appears here, as does Edna Wright of The Honeycones and Gloria Jones, who recorded the original version of "Tainted Love" in 1965.
Evian Christ – Waterfall LP (Tri Angle)
Joshua Leary has taken his sound into a far noisier and more aggressive territory, exhibiting a creative restlessness that continues to make it harder to pigeonhole this young, evolving artist.
Cut Hands – Volume 3 12" (Dirter Promotions)
Cut Hands – Volume 4 12" (Dirter Promotions)
Reworked and remastered versions of tracks from William Bennett's Afro-noise project.
Dahga Bloom – No Curtains LP (Captcha)
Psychotic sonics from the other side of the Orange County tracks, aiming straight for the head with undulating rhythms at full throttle. Euphoria and enormous beats hold sway, conjuring a frenzy around them akin to that of snake charmers in a pit of vipers.
Demon Hunter – Extremist LP(Solid State)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Seventh album from the Christian metalcore band.
Efestion & Harald Grosskopf – Subconscio 12" (Permanent Vacation)
Harald Grosskopf is a member of legendary German cult band Ashra (Ash Ra Tempel) around guitarist Manuel Göttsching. In the beginning of the ‘70s he was drummer for classic rock band Wallenstein, the Cosmic Couriers and on a few albums of Klaus Schultze. "Subconscio" sounds like a water serpent orbiting around a black moon; elusive artist Efestion and krautrock pioneer Harald Grosskopf lead the beast.
Goatwhore – Haunting Curse [2006] LP (Metal Blade)
Goatwhore – Carving Out The Eyes Of God [2009] LP (Metal Blade)
Vinyl editions of the third and fourth albums from the Louisiana black metal band.
Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa – Live In Amsterdam 4xLP (J&R Adventures)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Against the backdrop of the beautiful, historic Koninklijk Theater Carré in Amsterdam, Hart and Bonamassa’s performance wows with scorching soul covers from the duo’s 2011 debut album
Don’t Explain and 2013 follow-up Seesaw, originally made famous by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, Donnie Hathaway, Lucinda Williams, Bill Withers, Delaney & Bonnie, Buddy Miles, Tina Turner, Slackwax, Melody Gardot, Nina Simone, and more.
The Heads – Tiburg 2xLP (Rooster)
Limited edition double vinyl bootleg of the
Live In Tilburg mail order-only CD issued by the band via their website, and rightly given album of the month status on Julian Cope's Head Heritage site. A perfect snapshot of The Heads in full flight, as heavy and as dense as they can get, yet soaring far off into the vapors with their inimitable psych noise blastings.
Lightnin’ Hopkins – Free Form Patterns [Reissue/1968] 2xLP (Snapper)
Recorded in 1968,
Free Form Patterns stands out in Hopkins’ discography due to unusual line-up on the sessions, with the veteran bluesman fuelled by homemade moonshine supported by a young hippy rhythm section, comprising Danny Thomas and Duke Davis of 13th Floor Elevators, both high on acid at the time. This however is no failed hippy/blues amalgam, just a straightforward honest blues album.
Kiss – Kiss [Reissue/1974] LP (UMe)
Kiss – Hotter Than Hell [Reissue/1974] LP (UMe)
Kiss – Dressed To Kill [Reissue/1975] LP (UMe)
Kiss – Alive [Reissue/1975] 2xLP (UMe)
Kiss – Destroyer [Reissue/1976] LP (UMe)
Kiss – Dynasty [Reissue/1979] LP (UMe)
Kiss – Unmasked [Reissue/1980] LP (UMe)
Kiss – Lick It Up [Reissue/1983] LP (UMe)
Kiss – Animalize [Reissue/1984] LP (UMe)
Kiss – Revenge [Reissue/1992] LP (UMe)
HQ-180 vinyl reissues, remastered to high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio for maximum fidelity.
London Grammar – If You Wait LP (Columbia)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "This is an enthralling, stunning, deeply emotive album that perfectly marries understated electronica to sublime vocals and melodies. In a year dominated by titanic LPs, London Grammar have not only made the most perfectly formed debut album of the year – they’ve made one of the best LPs, period. [A-]" – Pretty Much Amazing
Dan Melchior – Slow Down Tiger LP (Starlight Furniture Company)
Two side-long tracks: "Tongues," which congeals into a grand mosaic, a kind of reverse Pangaea of mostly dissenting voices: Chilean poet Nicanor Parra; a clip from Sult, the Swedish film based on Knut Hamsun’s Hunger; Russian absurdist / surrealist Daniil Kharms; Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins; author of modernist masterpiece Briggflatts Basil Bunting; the eternally disenchanted Alan Dugan; Victorian heritage booster John Betjeman; and field recordings of the 1990 poll tax riots in London. "Hospital Poem," which is a minimalist drone à la Basinski, Harold Budd or Tony Conrad, though Melchior’s very personal approximation of the subtlest of ectoplasmic melodies repeated over and over ends up more dissonant and darker than one would expect.
Octo Octa – Cause I Love You 12" (100% Silk)
New single from New England's deep house patriot. "Cause I Love You" jacks out of the gate, a jubilant drag race of tumbling percussion, intestinal bass and slipstreaming vocal samples, a true banger to break the moody collective soul mold of
Between Two Selves.
The Shangri-Las – Leader Of The Pack [Reissue/1965] 2xLP (Snapper)
Heavy weight vinyl reissue of the seminal New York girl group's debut album.
Sleepy Sun – Maui Tears LP+MP3 (Dine Alone)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Maui Tears deftly walks the borders and boundaries between hooky power pop classicism and hazy, primer-grey Camaro rock - all colored by a lurking sense of fog, unease, and mystery at the corners.
Small Black – Real People 12" (Jagjaguwar)
New five-song EP, two of which feature guest vocals from Frankie Rose.
Soviet Soviet – Fate LP (Secretly Canadian)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Italian ost-punk leaning trio.
The Spies – Battle Of Bosworth Terrace LP+MP3 (Siltbreeze)
The Spies bear the unique distinction of one of New Zealand’s true missing pieces in the Underground puzzle. With no audio documentation ever seeing the light of day in their time (1978-79, Wellington), the band really did exist in a you-had-to-be-there bubble.
Swans – The Burning World [Reissue/1989] LP (1972)
In 1989, bandleader Michael Gira co-produced The Burning World alongside multi-instrumentalist Bill Laswell and continued to refine his songwriting without compromising power. Jarboe's inimitable vocal presence enhances the overall tunefulness while Gira's own weary-but-resilient declamations ascend to towering intensity at precisely the right moments.
Warm Soda – Young Reckless Heart LP (Castle Face)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Matthew Melton has done it again! Just when it seemed as though he’d reached the pinnacle of power pop confection with last year’s excellent
Someone For You, he surpasses all expectations with his latest masterpiece Young Reckless Hearts. With the unlikely addition of cello serving only to bitter-sweeten their teenage pop fantasias, Warm Soda delivers deviously barbed hooks that instantly lodge themselves in your memory.
WV White – West Virginia White LP (Anyway Records)
Imagine the bombast of My Bloody Valentine shoehorned into the intimacy of Smog and Bright Eyes, or the '90s slacker anthems of Pavement and Built to Spill realized by a truant, codeine-fed version of Hawkwind.
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>Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Free For All [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
Free For All is a 1964 jazz album by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers released on Blue Note. Now, celebrating its 50th anniversary, the album has been newly remastered for vinyl as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
>John Coltrane – Blue Train [Reissue/1957] LP (Blue Note)
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, John Coltrane's
Blue Train is a hard bop jazz album released on Blue Note in 1957. Certified Gold, it is Coltrane's second solo album and the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader although he was never formally signed to the label.
>Eric Dolphy
– Out To Lunch! [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
Out To Lunch! was Eric Dolphy's only recording for Blue Note Records as a leader and today is considered one of the premiere albums in the label's history as well as one of the top avant garde jazz albums of the 1960s.
>Wayne Shorter – Speaks No Evil [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
Speak No Evil is Wayne Shorter's sixth album. Recorded in 1964 and released on Blue Note in 1965 the album features Shorter on tenor sax with Herbie Hancock on piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass and Elvin Jones on drums, and combines elements of hard bop and modal jazz.
>Larry Young – Unity [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
Unity is jazz organist, Larry Young's second release on Blue Note and was the follow up to Into Somethin'. The album features Young on organ along with Woody Shaw on trumpet, Joe Henderson on tenor sax and Elvin Jones on drums.
After The Burial – Wolves Within LP (Sumerian)
Released last year on CD, the third full-length release from 8-string metal masters and pioneers is now available on two shades (blue or white) of color vinyl.

Aktor
- I Am The Psychic Wars 7" (Full Contact)
One could say that Aktor play Top 40 heavy metal with a delicious psychedelic flair that may one day have some fans in common with Sandy Perlman, Alan Davey, and/or Roky Erickson.

Anti-Dogmatikss
- Rompan Filas!!! [1984] LP (BCore)
Before going on their Spanish mini-tour with the Dutch hard-core band BGK in November 1984, Anti/Dogmatikss made a first stop at the Marathon Studios in Barcelona, recording 11 songs that would turn into their first self-published cassette to be sold on that same tour.

Bardo Pond
– Shone Like A Ton LP+MP3 (Three Lobed)
Vinyl reissue of 1992 self-released cassette. A primordial ooze of swampy, sludgey psych blues, demonstrating the essential DNA that has become their multi-decade calling card.

Bardo Pond
– Refulgo 2xLP+MP3 (Three Lobed)
Double-LP collection of long out of print, rare and early 7" singles and compilation tracks.

Bike For Three!
– So Much Forever LP (Fake Four Inc.)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Bike For Three! is Joëlle Lê and Buck 65. Their new album,
So Much Forever, opens with the sound of a solitary heart beating underscored by Joëlle’s eerie, soothing atmospherics. From there the urgency of "Full Moon" kicks in and Buck 65 is at the podium, unraveling his innermost thoughts through tightly knit stanzas and abstracted fragments.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
– Free For All [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
Free For All is a 1964 jazz album by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers released on Blue Note. Now, celebrating its 50th anniversary, the album has been newly remastered for vinyl as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
John Coltrane
– Blue Train [Reissue/1957] LP (Blue Note)
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, John Coltrane's
Blue Train is a hard bop jazz album released on Blue Note in 1957. Certified Gold, it is Coltrane's second solo album and the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader although he was never formally signed to the label.
Davidge
– Slo Light LP (The End)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Slo Light is the debut album by Davidge, aka award-winning producer/musician Neil Davidge, renowned previously for his production, co-writing and sonic-sculpting of music for Massive Attack, David Bowie, Snoop Dog, Damon Albarn, Primal Scream, Elizabeth Fraser and Mos Def, plus the Halo 4 game score and soundtrack. An album deeply-schooled in Bristol beats, electronica, soundtracks, orchestral music and more, Slo Light creates a fantasy world in which tension, darkness and beauty find the perfect equilibrium.
Depeche Mode
– Broken Frame [Reissue/1982] LP (Rhino)
Depeche Mode – Construction Time Again [Reissue/1983] LP (Rhino)
Depeche Mode – Violator [Reissue/1990] LP (Rhino)
Depeche Mode – Ultra [Reissue/1997] LP (Rhino)
HQ-180 vinyl reissues now available.

Eric Dolphy
– Out To Lunch! [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
Out To Lunch! was Eric Dolphy's only recording for Blue Note Records as a leader and today is considered one of the premiere albums in the label's history as well as one of the top avant garde jazz albums of the 1960s.
Elbow
– The Takeoff And Landing Of Everything LP (Concord)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Elbow do cloud-scraping bombast as well as any of their peers – with the bonus that frontman Guy Garvey is the sort of every-bloke you can imagine sipping bitter with. Along with the uplift, however, the Mancunians have a tendency to brood which has arguably served as a drag on their progress … Make no mistake, this is a bleak record, a paean to middle years ennui, the slow realization that, actually, there are no more second chances. You’ve made your bed and here you will stay." – Hot Press

Encono
– Encono LP (BCore)
The style guide for Encono parents them with more contemporary references like Lisabo, Big Business and Young Widows, but they manage to make it personal and fresh and keep up a large intensity at all times, full of fury and tension.

Flyying Colours
- Flyying Colours 12" (Shelflife)
True to their name, Flyying Colours unashamedly display their influences in this debut: tone bending MBV/Swervedriver guitars, Ride's bass hooks and the familiar soft hush of early ‘90s male/female vocals. Add to that their own edgy, refreshing pop-mindedness and it makes for five completely brilliant tracks. Black/grape vinyl.

Geryon
– Geryon LP+MP3 (Gilead Media)
Using only bass guitar and drums, Nick McMaster and Lev Weinstein (both from Krallice) deliver intricate, abrasive death metal with a touch of melody.

GoGo Penguin
– V 2.0 LP (Gondwana)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Featuring pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner, GoGo Penguin are an exhilarating live act, drawing on a heady brew of influences from Aphex Twin to Brian Eno, Debussy to Shostakovich and Massive Attack to EST.

Golden Retriever
– Seer LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Recommended for fans of Terry Riley, Oneohtrix Point Never, Pulse Emitter. "Terry Riley-influenced long form synth and [clarinet] studies shouldn t rightly sound this engulfing and gorgeous, but Golden Retriever have managed it without even a hint of the expected stuffiness." -- Fact Magazine

Good Willsmith
- The Honeymoon Workbook LP (Umor Rex)
The Honeymoon Workbook is the first LP by Chicago-based trio Good Willsmith. Previous tape releases on the band’s own Hausu Mountain label showcased improvised sessions of maximal, multi-instrumental loops. The Honeymoon Workbook streamlines their explorations of the noise/drone underground into a densely packed song cycle, performed live in a single session and presented without overdubs.
Green Day
– Warning [Reissue/2000] LP (Adeline)
Now available on Coke bottle green vinyl.

Jesters Of Destiny
- Fun At The Funeral [Reissue/1986] LP (Ektro/Full Contact)
According to Wikipedia and Allmusic.com (and even a Creem Metal interview from the band’s own time), Jesters Of Destiny were quite possibly the first "Alternative Metal" band. If you were to ask the band’s founders, they would no doubt reply with a question: "What exactly is Alternative Metal, anyway?"

Koen Holtkamp
– Motion LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Koen Holtkamp creates music that exists simultaneously in large and small scales. His compositions lend themselves to careful examination, with each sound precisely placed. Holtkamp (who is one-half of Mountains) considers every instrument he uses carefully and pays specific attention to the environment, actual or digital, in which that instrument is being recorded and processed. They also expand and evolve gradually, giving a sense of boundlessness that extends not only to a specific song or album, but also to his discography as a whole. On
Motion, Holtkamp plays with these ideas of scale and space, using shifting array of analog, digital and acoustic sources to explore the perceived effect of moving from one dynamic space to another.
I Exist
– From Darkness LP (Prosthetic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Sludge is, at its core, disgusting. It needs to have a bass-heavy mix so grimy that Severus Snape himself would tell it to wash itself for God’s sake. Beyond that, the field is wide open. You have the trippy-as-hell Baroness, the Russian storytellers in Neurosis and the all-conquering Mastodon, who redefine themselves every time they release an album. They’re the big three, but there are hundreds of other bands vying for their time in the limelight, and one of them is Australian-based I Exist." – Mind Equals Blown

I See Stars
– Demons [2013] LP (Sumerian)
The fourth studio album from I See Stars brings together more elements of rock, metal and electronica, and is now available on either black/red splatter or black/white splatter vinyl.

Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy
- You Are Everything LP+CD (Agitated)
The new album is perhaps best described by Steve Kilbey himself from his blog: "It is not anything like what went before with albums one or two. You will find intensity brilliance darkness and light more Low/Bowie/Eno influence that German sound and feeling, the melodies the arrangements the intent, probably one of the best three records I ever worked on. I don’t say it lightly! Elegant elegiac modern classic strange turbulent disturbed and yet so f##king lovely. Yeah I know I can blow my own horn but just wait till you hear this."

Kippi’s
– Semplice Come Nuvole LP (Sick Room)
Three guys from Italy who believe in simple things. An entire world described by simple, repetitive, and direct grooves.

Tony Molina
– Dissed And Dismissed LP (Slumberland)
On
Dissed and Dismissed, Molina intensifies the slacker clichés and self-deprecation of '90s indie rock into absurdist hyperbole. He expresses vulnerability and melodrama through bizarre truisms while referencing his forebears: Thin Lizzy leads, Radiohead lyrics, Replacements sneer.
Nightmare Air
– High In The Lasers LP (Goodnight)
Since the bands inception in 2011, the trio comprised of Dave Dupuis (Film School), Swaan Miller and Jimmy Lucido, have been filling venues across the globe with energetic massive sound walls, captivating lights, and ethereal vocals. Diffuser.fm named them "one of 10 best modern shoegaze bands" in 2013.

Arthur Russell
– World Of Echo [Reissue/1986] 2xLP (Audika)
Remastered and revised artwork edition on double-LP. 18 tracks, including drumless versions of his disco classics "Let's Go Swimming," "Tree House," and "Was The Van," along with four previously unreleased tracks from
Sketches From World Of Echo.
Schoolboy Q
– Oxymoron 2xLP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the rapper featuring guest appearances by Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Jay Rock, Tyler, The Creator, Suga Free and Kurupt among others.

Wayne Shorter
– Speaks No Evil [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
Speak No Evil is Wayne Shorter's sixth album. Recorded in 1964 and released on Blue Note in 1965 the album features Shorter on tenor sax with Herbie Hancock on piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass and Elvin Jones on drums, and combines elements of hard bop and modal jazz.
Various Artists
– Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Tracks from: Zedd, Ellie Goulding, Pia Mia, Snow Patrol, Woodkid, Tame Impala, M83, A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, and Big Deal.

The Who
– Tommy [Reissue/1969] 2xLP (Geffen)
The Who – Tommy [Super Deluxe Edition] 3xCD+Blu-ray Audio (Geffen)
The Who’s classic 1969 album gets the reissue treatment on HQ-180 vinyl.

Xiu Xiu
– Quagga 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Two tracks of weird, pulsing analog synth madness from these experimental juggernauts. "An interpretive jam from quite a warped psyche." – The Line Of Best Fit

Larry Young
– Unity [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
Unity is jazz organist, Larry Young's second release on Blue Note and was the follow up to Into Somethin'. The album features Young on organ along with Woody Shaw on trumpet, Joe Henderson on tenor sax and Elvin Jones on drums.
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>Unwound – Rat Conspiracy 3xLP (Numero)
Second installment in Numero's exhaustive four-part Unwound reissue undertaking. The band's advancing threat is captured in 32 tracks, a trove of house-show B&W period photographs, and a vivid 10,000-word narrative by latter-day Unwound diarist David Wilcox.
Rat Conspiracy, its name a one-time working title for their 1993 debut -- the earliest Kill Rock Stars LP -- brings the roiling, watershed Fake Train into natural integration with its sibling record, 1994's New Plastic Ideas. Both get exacting remaster and replica sleeve treatment, while the set's third LP tracks the band’s restless work toward synthesis with the Mkultra & Negated 7" material, previously unissued radio sessions, indie compilation rarities, and the spidery Minutemen cover "Plight."
Bjelland Brothers/Taste Of New York - Sparkling Apple Juice b/w Can We Stay With You? (Split) 7” (Drag City)
Curated by Fred Armisen himself under his "Hometown Heroes" imprint, both Bjelland Brothers and Taste Of New York are little-heard pop music classics. If you've seen Fred's SNL skits, then you know these bands.

Burnt Ones
– Gift LP (Castle Face)
A potent blend of wide-eyed strummers on shifting sands is punctuated by blinking oscillators, left turns into wispy sound collage and tape manipulations, drug-rug-wrapped lushness and telephone whispers from a supremely stoned sounding Mark Tester, the guide through this cultish and vaguely sinister headphone-scape. CD version due March 25.

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
– Requiem (For Violin & Magnetic Tape) 10”+MP3 (Infinite Greyscale)
Cantu-Ledesma (The Alps, Tarentel) delivers a darkly beautiful and plaintive piece built of violin and tape loops. One-sided canary yellow vinyl.

John Coltrane
– Dakar [Reissue/1957] LP (Fantasy)
For several reasons, Dakar occupies a sweet spot in John Coltrane s discography of the 1950s. The album places him in the context of two other saxophonists, baritone players, Cecil Payne and Pepper Adams, and a rhythm section comprised of Prestige all-stars Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The setting yields tough-and-lovely ensemble work on almost every tune.

Converge
– Live At The BBC 7” (Deathwish)
Live in the studio renditions of "Dark Horse," "Axe To Fall," "Damages," as well as a rare, electrified version of "Hanging Moon" (the original
You Fail Me recording features only acoustic guitars).
The Cramps
– Flame Job [Reissue/1994] LP (Drastic Plastic)
On their self-produced sixth studio album,
Flamejob, The Cramps returned to their punk/rockabilly-esque style, and of course, ratchet up the sexual double entendre. Available on HQ-200gm black or 150gm opaque red vinyl.
Current 93
– I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell: A Channel 2xLP (Spheres)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. David Tibet's collaborators this time around include Nick Cave, John Zorn, Andrew Liles, James Blackshaw, and members of The Groundhogs and Comus.

Direct Effect
– Sunburn LP (Tiny Engines)
Youthful and reckless noise rock -- loud to say the least -- existing somewhere between ‘80s hardcore and ‘90s Nirvana worship.

The Ex
– How Thick You Think b/w That’s Not A Virus 7” (Ex Records)
Two blinding new tracks by The Ex.

Ex Hex
– Hot & Cold 7”+MP3 (Merge)
Ex Hex is a power trio hailing from Washington, DC, featuring Mary Timony (Helium, Wild Flag), Betsy Wright, amd Laura Harris.

Funkadelic
– Funkadelic [Reissue/1970] LP (4 Men With Beards)
New color (yellow and red opaque) vinyl reissue of the 1970 debut from Detroit's nastiest, most shredding progenitors of funk-rock.

Gluebag
– Confused [2008] LP (Framework)
This Western Massachusetts three-piece blends the songwriting of late-‘60s rock with the urgency of American hardcore punk. Fans of Neil Young, Dead Moon take note.

Josefus
– Dead Man [Reissue/1970] LP (Numero)
Dead Man is a 13th Floor Elevator descent headlong into southern-fried bloody Sabbath. Released on the Hookah imprint in 1970, the LP's gaping cranium cover, sludged-up blues, and bone-bleached riffs outsold Let It Be, if only locally, being far "too psychedelic" and skull-crushing for Houston's International Artists label to touch.
- No Mythologies To Follow LP (RCA)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album from the 24-year-old Danish singer/songwriter is a unique blend of bedroom beats, soul/punk/electro/R&B and pop harmonies.

Motorjesus
– Electric Revelation LP (Artoffact Records)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Twelve tracks of explosive heavy metal, howling stoner-rock, and riff-crunching mania.

Lips N’ Ass
– 2 Song 7” (Sixgunlover)
With respectful nods to the likes of The Soft Boys, Captain Beefheart, The New York Dolls and The Minutemen, this brand new act provides an excitingly fresh take on all established rock & roll. Jarring, yet danceable rhythms support simple guitar parts that quickly morph into controlled chaos.

Brad Mehldau + Mark Guiliana
– Mehliana: Taming The Dragon LP (Nonesuch)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Mehliana is the debut album from the new electric duo of Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana. The two have been performing for several years, including a brief US tour this fall, with Mehldau playing Fender Rhodes and synthesizers and Guiliana on drums and effects, as they are on the record.
Nillson
– Aerial Ballet [Reissue/1968] LP (Sundazed)
Nillson – Pandemonium Shadow Show [Reissue/1971] LP (Sundazed)
HQ-180gm mono editions.

Johnny Noise
– The Day Is Coming LP (Siltbreeze)
For the discerning pinetoppers of contemporary, post-everything aggro grit, the name Johnny Noise should be synonymous with the sound of grizzled, sonic élan. One of the principal constructors of Los Llamarada’s estimable creepy crawl, Noise’s guitar howls and snarls went deep in guiding that band’s portent vision of bleak, psychedelic ache. And now he’s cast all his brut-moderne madrigals—drums, strings, vocals, the whole shebang—into a solo cauldron of hairy, distempered muzz for your consumption. Sounding like a lurching composite of Randy Holden, Bruce Gilbert, Steve Hall and Eric Hysteric, The Day Is Coming is the out-of-nowhere masterpiece of 2014 no one saw coming.

David Novick
– Your Sister’s Hand LP (God? Records)
Your Sister's Hand stands distinctly from his debut, bringing the deep-country campfire folk vibe in from the great out-of-doors, where the shape of the sound is more defined and more pronounced, forward and colorful in arrangement, all of which allows the songs to shine brighter. Released on Ty Segall’s God? imprint.
Nina Persson
– Animal Heart LP (The End)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Nina Persson, lead singer of The Cardigans and A Camp, presents her debut solo album.

The Residents
– Santa Dog [Reissue/1972] 2x7” (Superior Viaduct)
First-time vinyl reissue of The Resident’s landmark debut from 1972. A fully-formed avant-garde pastiche of musique concrète, Raymond Scott-esque exotica, television sound effects and the group's own mutilated take on rock & roll that later became their trademark aesthetic.

The Residents
– Residue Of The Residents [Reissue/1983] 2xLP (Superior Viaduct)
First-time vinyl reissue of the late '70s/early '80s Residents compilation. 14 bonus tracks including classics "Loser = Weed" and 1980’s
Subterranean Modern compilation tracks.
Rob
– Maniac [OST] LP (Death Waltz)
As is with many genre scores of recent times, Rob's score is heavily indebted to the synth sounds of the ‘80s. It's a really striking piece of work, absolutely grimy and sleazy and appropriately murderous, but with a real sense of melody. Behind the echoing electronics, there are flickers of humanity and even regret. But Rob also presents moments of euphoria, cemented with the floor-shaking finale “Juno,” with Chloe Alper's amazing Goldfrapp-esque vocals. HQ-180gm on frosted clear wax.

Gabriel Saloman
– Riots Don’t Just Happen 10” (Infinite Greyscale)
Saloman (Yellow Swans) begins “Riots Don't Just Happen” with a shuddering drum roll before settling into a series of brooding, rumbling guitar drones. One-sided cherry red vinyl.

Silver Fox
– Silver Fox LP (Upset The Rhythm)
Debut full-length from UK-based noisy pop band. Wistful and intuitive rock sketches with a hefty dose of dream-pop.

Still Sweet
– Pirouette 7” (Edible Onion)
Still Sweet is equally indebted to the influences of ‘60's girl groups and synth pop. The A-side is a sad and wistful tango centered on interweaving guitar, harp, and synth parts and features hollowed harmonies in a lonesome chorus. The B-side is even more subdued, a guitar based waltz that straddles the line between a pleasant stroll and a self-defeated crawl, a quick rumination on death both hopeful and cynical that briefly builds into layers of organ and synth textures before fading out to a lullaby.

Sunn O))) & Ulver
– Terrestrials LP (Southern Lord)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New collaboration between two of the most respected avant-metal bands in the underground. Three movements which are fluid like the flow of magma beneath the Earth's crust, sonically uninhibited, unpredictably cosmic, haunting and stirring yet simultaneously ceremonious and beautiful.

Tadzio
– Queen Of The Invisible LP (Edible Onion)
Tadzio is a collaboration between visual artist and vocalist/violinist Mandy Katz and pianist Ross Lipton.
Queen Of The Invisible is an episodic suite that inhabits the terrain between dissonance and harmony, narrative and fragmentation, and features lush orchestral instrumentation.
Twin Forks
– Twin Forks LP (Dine Alone)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Twin Forks are Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional) Suzie Zeldin (The Narrative), Ben Homola (Bad Books), and Jonathan Clark.

Unwound
– Rat Conspiracy 3xLP (Numero)
Second installment in Numero's exhaustive four-part Unwound reissue undertaking. The band's advancing threat is captured in 32 tracks, a trove of house-show B&W period photographs, and a vivid 10,000-word narrative by latter-day Unwound diarist David Wilcox.
Rat Conspiracy, its name a one-time working title for their 1993 debut -- the earliest Kill Rock Stars LP -- brings the roiling, watershed Fake Train into natural integration with its sibling record, 1994's New Plastic Ideas. Both get exacting remaster and replica sleeve treatment, while the set's third LP tracks the band’s restless work toward synthesis with the Mkultra & Negated 7" material, previously unissued radio sessions, indie compilation rarities, and the spidery Minutemen cover "Plight."
Dean Wareham
– Dean Wareham LP (Double Feature)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut solo album from the former Galaxie 500/Luna frontman (following last year’s mini-album
Emancipated Hearts). Nine new songs produced by Jim James (My Morning Jacket). Personnel include bassist Britta Philips and drummer Anthony LaMarca with Jim James on keyboards, guitars and backing vocals.
Warm Soda
– Young Reckless Hearts LP (Castle Face)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Second album of power pop perfection from Matthew Melton's latest group. “Melton’s talent, and he’s full of it, lies in the ability to write songs with irresistible melodies, carried and enlightened by a devastating art and sense of the riff. This delicious recipe takes him on a rock and roll, power pop and glam sauce, supported by a hilarious
Rock And Roll High School-esque aesthetics as you can see in the video clips or material of all his projects.” – Foggygirlsclub.blogspot.com
Kanye West
- 808s & Heartbreak [Reissue/2008] 2xLP+CD (Def Jam)
Kanye’s 2008 album is available once again on vinyl.

White Murder
– White Murder LP (Razorcake)
Take the L.A. that Dangerhouse captured, double the Exene, strain it through John Reis' exotic take on the California sun, pour in a brown Bronco's worth of Long Beach, and enjoy the shadowy, hostile, born-in-a-bar elegance of White Murder. Songs that simultaneously latch and push away, the waves break and vanish, but the cracks in the sidewalk just keep getting bigger.
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Alsarah And The Nubatones – Silt LP (Wonderwheel Music)
Described as "East African retro pop," Alsarah And The Nubatones’ music harkens back to the hazy sounds of 1960s and ‘70s Nubian music with it’s haunting instrumentation, soaring vocal melodies, and pentatonic arrangements.

David Bowie
– Rebel Rebel 7" (Rhino)
40
th anniversary picture disc. Original single mix b/w remixed US version.
Clark
– Superscope 12" (Warp)
Hard biting white noise and cutting synths unite over a sputtering female vocal that would work themselves into an Underground Resistance set as easily as contemporary producers like Jacques Greene and the Night Slugs camp.

Dragging An Ox Through Water
– Panic Sentry LP (Mississippi/Eggy)
A weird mix of rock solid songwriting with guitar accompaniment and music concrete. Deep and heavy vocals, making for a pretty melancholy record, but never with a dull moment.

Nancy Dupree & The Ghetto Reality Youngsters
– Ghetto Reality LP (Mississippi/Moi J’Connais)
In 1969, Nancy Dupree was running an after school music program in Rochester, NY. She helped the kids in the program write songs that related to their own experiences and feelings. The results are really something else; black power anthems, odes to stealing candy, a beautiful tribute to James Brown, and an even more beautiful tribute to Martin Luther King. Not a novelty record with kids being goofy but rather a heartfelt work of art.

Dwarves
– The Dwarves Must Die [Reissue/2004] LP (MVD)
Deluxe vinyl reissue of the Dwarves' 2004 magnum opus. Originally released on Sympathy For The Record Industry and long out of print, this reissue compiles the whole album plus two awesome bonus tracks. Full bore punk rock meets noise and garage rock and all the sleaze you fit on a 12" piece of vinyl.

Simon Finn
– Pass The Distance [Reissue/1970] LP (Little Big Chief)
Limited vinyl LP repressing of this rarity from the British singer/songwriter. Recorded in Chalk Farm Studios in London by Vic Keary for his Mushroom imprint (also home to Chillum and Second Hand),
Pass The Distance sees landless folkie Simon Finn chase, tumble down and ultimately ravage his beasties and neuroses in a myriad of gripping and frequently terrifying ways. File awkwardly between Leonard Cohen's Songs From A Room and Kenneth Higney.
Flying Eyes
– Lowlands LP (Noise Solution)
Heavy psych rock from Baltimore.

Flyying Colors
– Flyying Colors LP (Shelflife)
True to their name, Flyying Colours unashamedly display their influences in this debut: tone bending MBV/Swervedriver guitars, Ride's bass hooks and the familiar soft hush of early '90s male/female vocals.

Giobia
– Introducing Night Sound LP (Sireena)
Intense Italian neo-psych rock inspired by the late ‘60s and shoegaze.

Government Warning
– No Moderation LP (Grave Mistake)
With blistering, no-frills early ‘80s hardcore, Government Warning adds speed and ferocity to the hook-laden So-Cal punk sensibilities of Agent Orange and Adolescents.

Joel Grind
– Yellowgoat Sessions LP (Acid Rat)
New album from the founder of Toxic Holocaust. 10 tracks of raw and fuzzed out rock & roll/metal/punk in the vein of the first Bathory album, Motörhead, and fairly reminiscent of the demo days of Toxic Holocaust.

Curtis Harding
– Keep On Shining 7" (Burger)
Inspired by Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Bo Diddley and B.B. King, Harding is a guitarist/singer/songwriter whose songs evoke the sound of soul from the ‘60s, with the nitty-gritty of indie music of today.

Jerry’s Kids
– Is This My World [Reissue/1983] 2xLP (Taang!)
Vinyl reissue of the debut LP from the thrash masters, originally released in 1983 on Xclaim.

Krampuso & Vocokesh
– Split LP (After Music)
Jazzy, improvised noise rock Krampuso is paired with the space rock offerings of Vocokesh (featuring Richard from space rock legends F/I) on this split release.

Jason Lee & The R.I.P. Tides
- Jason Lee & The R.I.P. Tides LP (Dionysus)
Hailing from San Diego, Jason Lee & The R.I.P. Tides is a trio who deliver a raw and edgy mix to the culture of instrumental surf music. Using a blend of vintage and modern equipment, they dial in a tone that is huge.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
– More Noise And Other Favorites [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Taang!)
Vinyl reissue of the 1992 classic in a gatefold edition taken from the original masters.

ONO
– Diegesis LP/Cassette (Moniker)
The legendary gospel noise band has never sounded so furiously focused, with warped beats remaining the adhesive, binding the band's maximalist, gestural noisemaking -- guttural bass, swooping guitar feedback, delirious chanting. This LP is the conflation of language and noise, their most aggressive, most militant document yet, digging unflinchingly at the body politic.

Oscar Peterson
– During This Time [Reissue/1972] LP (Made In Germany Music)
An outstanding masterpiece of jazz performance from 1972 that brought together some of the most acclaimed musicians of that time. Ben Webster, who made a name for himself as one of the leading tenor saxophone players in Duke Ellington's orchestra, lends his sensitive side to extraordinary pianist Oscar Peterson.

PINS
– Girls Like Us LP (Bella Union)
Released last week on CD -- now available on vinyl. "Although the majority of Manchester’s recent breakout bands have been cloaked in a futuristic swathe of electronica, heavy bass and samples, the arrival of PINS on the live scene back in 2011 was a definitive and standout shot in the arm for the city’s live scene. Sneering, immediately identifiable and possessing an incredible, fizzing chemistry within their sound, they immediately became a whispered name – one to find and one to follow." – Drowned In Sound

Sabina
– Toujours LP (Bar/None)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Toujours, the first solo record from Brazilian Girls cofounder Sabina, updates the classic ye-ye music that was exploding in France, Italy and Spain in the early ‘60s. Imagine Nico and Serge Gainsbourg having cocktails.
Scraper
– Scaper LP (Cut Rate)
"Muscular, vicious punk. The lo-fi hiss surrounding their sound is sign enough that this is a trashy rock & roll album, they seal the deal w/some laughably over-the-top violence. Vaguely threatening and ready to party." -- Pitchfork

Sectarian Violence
– Upward Hostility LP (Grave Mistake)
Debut LP from this intercontinental straightedge hardcore band delivers some of the burliest meat and potatoes hardcore you've heard in years.

The Shirks
– The Shirks 12" (Grave Mistake)
Trashy, fuzzed-out punk rock & roll.

Sleeper’s Work
– No Turn Before The Shoreline LP (Primary Records)
Sleepers Work is William Flynn (St Vincent, Acrylics, Aufgang, and The Prigs), a multi-instrumentalist and producer currently calling Brooklyn home.
No Turn Before The Shoreline is the product of years of listening, collecting, questioning, splicing, synthesizing, and brilliantly combining sounds in a meticulous quest to reflect a state of truth and comfort through a highly polished musical looking glass.
Snowmine
– Dialects LP (Mystery Buildings)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Snowmine share some insight on the recording process behind their new album
Dialects: "To give you some background on the recording, there are no foreign samples on this album. Every single sound and orchestral moment was written, arranged, and recorded by us. The goal of the album was to capture a surreal ambiance that married hyper modern ambient synth tones with vintage ‘60s sounding cinematic orchestral motifs. We recorded a choir, strings, woodwinds, and reamped synths in a church to capture truly real stereo reverbs, so in headphones you can feel physical, not artificially created space."
Strong Intention/Department Of Correction
– Split LP (Give Praise)
Two juggernauts of US and European grind metal bring a big wall of sound of the finest in brutality.

Various Artists [Eric Clapton]
– Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 4xLP (Rhino)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Four-LP collection containing highlights from Clapton's celebrated music festival. Among the highlights were the surprise pairing of John Mayer and Keith Urban for the Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down," Vince Gill and Clapton taking on "Lay Down Sally," Keb Mo and Taj Mahal covering the Sleepy John Estes' song, "Diving Duck Blues," Gill performing "Tumbling Dice" with Urban and Albert Lee and members of the Allman Brothers -- Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks -- joined forces for a haunting acoustic cover of Neil Young's "The Needle And The Damage Done."

Various Artists
- Modern Myan: The Indian Music of Chiapas, Mexico LP+7" (Mississippi/Moi J’Connais)
In the mid 1970s, Richard Alderson made these amazing recordings in Chiapas, Mexico. A very unique blend of ancient music and modern rhythms. Here we have modern Mayan people singing beautiful folk songs accompanied by guitar, ragged brass bands, and much more. A trip into a very beautiful world.

Wild Throne
– Blood Maker 12" (Brutal Panda)
The progressive metal trio formerly known as Dog Shredder emerge with the debut EP under their new moniker. A mind bending amalgamation of progressive rock, metal, jazzy syncopations, and swirling melodies.

Yacht Club
– Tropicana b/w Under Power 7" (Burger)
'80s-inspired electronic pop featuring Ben Cook, guitarist of F##ked Up, and the alter ego of the prolific Young Guy. Extremely catchy radio-friendly dance pop hits from Toronto's finest.
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Johnny Cash – American Recordings LP (American)
Johnny Cash – American II: Unchained LP (American)
Johnny Cash – American III: Solitary Man LP (American)
Johnny Cash – American IV: The Man Comes Around 2xLP (American)
Johnny Cash – American V: A Hundred Highways LP (American)
Johnny Cash – American VI: Ain’t No Grave LP (American)
>>All six chapters in Cash’s American Recordings series have been repressed on HQ-180gm audiophile virgin vinyl LPs.
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>Divine Fits - Live At Third Man Records (TMR)
>Mudhoney - Live At Third Man Records (TMR)
The latest installment of the 'Live At...' series is now in stock!
Adrenaline Mob – Men Of Honor LP (Century Media)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Adrenaline Mob -- featuring Symphony X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp), Disturbed bassist John Moyer and new drummer A.J Pero (Twisted Sister) -- release their second full length album.

Bombay Bicycle Club
– So Long, See You Tomorrow LP (Vagrant)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "
So Long, See You Tomorrow is all about the beats, you see. It’s probably a smart move, what with guitar music being declared dead every three weeks by those music-typing folk. Lead single ‘Carry Me’ makes you all nostalgic for a summer yet to be experienced, one filed with exotic fruits, awkward romance and questionable Hawaiian shirts. It’s the type of music you’d hear at Ibiza Rocks, not that I really know what type of music you’d hear at Ibiza Rocks." – Drowned In Sound
Bronze
– World Arena LP (Not Not Fun)
The West Coast’s weirdest hidden-treasure trio, Bronze, has plied their molten composite of serpentine metro-gnomic drumming, oscillator raga, hash-oil free verse, and pendulum bass patterns for seven shaded years, but sonic documentation remains sparse.
World Arena unfolds a new octagon’s worth of their signature spellbound, smoke-ringed, psych-fusion explorations.
The John Butler Trio
– Flesh + Blood LP (Vanguard)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Aussie roots virtuoso John Butler is known for his masterful lap-steel talent, as well as his unusual preference for playing acoustic guitars through a variety of pedals and distorted Marshall amps. But when it comes to the playing of stringed instruments, he virtually does it all, and extremely well at that, with a rare air of originality.

Alex Cobb
– Marigold & Cable LP (Shelter Press)
New album from the creator of the Students Of Decay label, and who has previously recorded as Taiga Remains for labels like Blackest Rainbow, Root Strata and Digitalis. Intuitive drones amd clouded atmospherics for fans of Kevin Drumm and Stars Of The Lid.

The Damned
– Punk Oddities &Rare Tracks 1977-1982 LP (Cleopatra)
HQ-180gm vinyl featuring rare versions and oddities from the oddball punk legends, including "Love Song," "Thanks For The Night," "Nasty," and more.

Die Schacht
- Halber Selbstbetrug 7" (Siltbreeze)
This contemporary Berlin outfit’s musikalische klänge is so perfectly informed by the bare-knuckled scrappers of the Neue Deutsche Welle fringe that one might half-expect to find a matrix for Pure Freude, Rondo or Moderne Musik Tontrager scratched into the runoff. But, no, it’s here, it’s now, and it’s the first German release ever on Siltbreeze.

Eidetic Seeing
– Against Nature LP (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
The five songs on
Against Nature morph seamlessly into one another, with strokes of psychedelia, stoner rock, metal, noise, and even free improvisation all sown together by the band's calamitous chemistry.
Evening Meetings
– Evening Meetings LP (Sweet Rot)
A mature, confident record of off-kilter, noisy, fuzzed-out rock songs reminscent of Gun Club or Scientists. Each track is grounded upon a solid foundation of rhythm while the two guitars are free to poke and lurch wherever they please. Features members of A Frames, Factums, Intelligence, Yves/Son/Ace, and others.

The Field
– Cupid’s Head Remixe II (Kompakt)
Second volume of remixes featuring John Tejada, Tim Hecker, and TM404.

Forms
– Dance Macabre b/w Apocrypon Of Jupiter 7" (Web Of Mimicry)
Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ combined with Secret Chiefs 3 rhythm section doing renditions of Saint Saens’ "Danse Macabre" and Spruance’s "Apocryphon Of Jupiter."

Gardland
– Improvisations LP (RVNG, Intl)
Following the great unspooling of 2013's
Syndrome Syndrome, Gardland and RVNG Intl. stepped back into the duo's not-so-distant past with Improvisations, three live performances ripped from local Austrailan radio in early 2012. The aural impetus behind the artists and label joining forces, this triptych of tone lashed tracks captures the duo in exhilarating, uninhibited form.
Gäy
– Blue Blue Heart 7" (Zoo Music)
In their own words: "We are a band from Grenaa, not Copenhagen—a lot of people get that wrong. The horrible sadness of the town inspired a lot of songs, along with its beautiful woods and beach. ‘Blue Blue Heart’ was just a love song to my girlfriend written and recorded very fast, with not to much hope for it to ever reach anyone."

Gnod
– Somnambulist’s Tale LP (Aguirre)
Influenced by early Krautrock bands like Can, Hawkwind, and Ash Ra Tempel, Gnod brings us back to those days, adding twisted sounds and strange lyrics to the whole, delivering a truly mesmerizing psychedelic drone record.

Linus Jackson
– Said & Done (Eel Egg Ent.)
This is a modern, but '60s smelling retro pock/pop album. Vintage keys, guitars, drums and bass work together with the amazing string arrangement by Vindla String Quartet. You can also hear sitar, vibraphonette, glockenspiel, cello and other lovely guest performances by Linnea Olsson, Conny Bloom, Hey Mary, Ola Hultgren, Fredrik Hermansson, Filippa Ndssil and Elin Lowen.

Dawn Landes
– Bluebird LP (Western Vinyl)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Singer/songwriter Dawn Landes has been writing songs for most of her life, and already has more than a decade of experience as a professional producer and engineer. After leaving NYU where she studied psychology and literature, Landes began honing her production and engineering skills, working at Stratosphere Sound (owned by James Iha, Adam Schlesinger, and Andy Chase), and at Philip Glass' personal recording studio, before launching Saltlands Studio in Brooklyn with partners Steve Salett and Gary Maurer. Her new album,
Bluebird, features contributions from Tony Scherr, Rob Moose, and Norah Jones.
Lo-Fang
– Blue Film LP (4AD)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Matthew Hemerlein, the man behind Lo-Fang, is classically trained in violin, cello, bass, piano and guitar, performing all the instruments on his debut album,
Blue Film. The album was written and recorded in a farmhouse in Maryland, hotels and studios in Cambodia, London, Nashville, before being completed in the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Highly detailed, the album has roots in electronic, R&B, classical, and folk music, cast through a pop prism.
Merchandise
– Begging For Your Life/In The City Of Light 12" (4AD)
Ultra-limited one-sided 12" on clear vinyl with an etched B-side housed in a clear sleeve. Originally appearing on their side of a split tour-only cassette with Chealsea Light Moving, "Begging For Your Life/In The City Light" is a 14-minute jammer.

Nerve City
– Asleep On The Tracks LP (Sweet Rot)
Nerve City’s second LP -- following a string of releases on Sacred Bones, Hozac, and Kill Shamen -- channels the classics like The Velvet Underground, The Jesus & Mary Chain, and The Troggs, coupling those influences with distinctively haunting, blown-out home recording techniques.

Omma Cobba
– Omma Cobba LP (Sweet Rot)
Hypnotic psych-garage ragers share space with mellow Sunday morning back porch ‘60s jams. Eight tracks, primarily recorded across half a dozen countries during a hazy trip to Europe in an old VW RV, which gives everything a solid reverbed out thump. For fans of Nerve City, Sic Alps, Fresh & Onlys.

Pelt
– Effigy 2xLP (MIE)
Vinyl repress of 2012 album by the improvising drone legends -- their first since Jack Rose’s death in 2009.

Jonas Reinhardt
– Ganymede LP+DVD (Constellation Tatsu)
Reinhardt presents
Ganymede, a film and seven-song soundtrack, wherein he utilizes a battery of synthesizers and repeating patterns, delving into the chaotic unknown seeking transcendence and achieving a spiritual "other" defined by ecstatic reverie.
Ruined Fortune
– Ruined Fortune LP (HoZac)
Heavy-glitter/garbage punk moves from members of Southern Comfort, Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys, Cicle Pit, Model Citizen, and countless more.
Ruined Fortune is an album that has an agenda similar to Live, Singles, Unreleased-era Royal Trux or the first couple of Alternative TV records in its love of rock & roll while simultaneously aiming for something beyond.
Sir Stephen
– Sanctuary 12" (House Of Silk)
Seemingly inspired by that short-lived (and culturally off-limits) stylistic intersection of 90's club music and devotional New Age – think early Enigma, deep house PM Dawn white labels, wind chime samples, etc –
Sanctuary glides between moods of self-reflection and celebration, often in the same track. Vocals rise through synth-swells of incense and candlelight, tag teaming with sub-currents of tribal percussion, trumpet, sax, software warble, piano stabs, and acid-jazz flute.
Social Distortion
– Prison Bound [Reissue/1988] LP (Time Bomb)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP repressing of the classic 1988 sophomore album from the Southern California punks led by Mike Ness. Moving away from their early raw punk sound,
Prison Bound was the first step towards a more commercial musical approach that continues to this day.
Teledrome
– Teledrome LP (FDH)
Synth pop punk from Canada, playing a perfect mix of Spits, Gary Numan, and New Order-influenced tracks that would fit right in among any of the essential early Factory/Mute Records releases.

Paul Westerberg
– Eventually [1996] LP (Plain)
Eventually is Paul Westerberg's second solo album originally released in 1996, which has never been issued on vinyl until now. Coming three years after his solo debut 14 Songs put his legendary band The Replacements to rest, Eventually is the most 'mature' and introspective album he made up to that point in his career. HQ-180gm.
UR/Forms
– Split 7" (Web Of Mimicry)
The UR piece, "Medium Aevum" is the original of a song Ishraqiyun has been covering for many years, familiar from Secret Chiefs 3 live gigs (but never recorded). Here it is heard in its radically different, original, fuzzed-out format. The flipside is Forms' energetic and comprehensive piano-roll band organ rendition of the Sousa masterpiece, "Stars And Stripes Forever."

Various Artists
- Bush Taxi Mali: Field Recordings From Mali LP (Sublime Frequencies)
Limited edition vinyl LP reissue of the original 2005 CD of Tucker Martine’s brilliantly recorded audio snapshots of Mali from 1998. A blend of Dogon chants, ngoni blues, Fulani flutes, vocal wizardry, passing radios, and West African rural and urban ambience.

Various Artists
– Suicide Squeeze Presents: Forever Singles 7" (Suicide Squeeze)
Forever Singles captures the rowdy garage rock of The Coathangers and Davilla 666, the scraggly dirt-ridden guitars of JEFF the Brotherhood and Heavy Cream, the nostalgic '60s girl-group melodies of Bleached and La Luz, the exuberant power pop of Audacity, King Tuff, Nobunny, and Meat Market, the hazy noir soundtrack of Dirty Beaches, the vitriolic basement-show noise-punk of Nu Sensae, the sinister post-punk of Wax Idols, and the West Texas-bred Twin Reverb rock of The Numerators. Light green vinyl.
Suzanne Vega
– Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles LP (Amanuensis Productions)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The first release of original material in seven years for the New York singer/songwriter. "Vega steps gingerly out of her comfort zone on ‘I Never Wear White,’ its harsh guitars veering towards garage rock, and the banjo-led angry man blues of ‘Song Of The Stoic.’ If any of this proves too much for less adventurous fans, the literate whimsy of ‘Crack In The Wall’ and ‘Silver Bridge’ trek across more familiar terrain." – Record Collector

Peter Walker
– "Second Poem To Karmela" Or Gypsies Are Important [Reissue/1968] CD/LP (Light In The Attic)
Originally released in 1968 on Vanguard Records, Peter Walker's album
''Second Poem To Karmela'' Or Gypsies Are Important was a ground breaking blend of folk, raga, psychedelia, Eastern and Modal sounds that has remained unsung for decades. While his debut album for Vanguard, Rainy Day Raga, has been reissued several times on LP and CD, this album (his sophomore effort), remained an obscure and hard to find vinyl relic. This is true 'acid folk' as interesting, progressive, and memorable as fellow 1960's world travelers Robbie Basho, Davy Graham, and the Incredible String Band.
When Nalda Became Punk
– Indiepop Or Whatever! LP (Shelflife)
The title of this four-track vinyl-only EP is an attempt to acknowledge all the musical influences in the band. Although it's obvious that indiepop is one of their main ones, they also take inspiration from ‘90s Britpop, shoegaze, punk-pop, synthpop, and even grunge.

Within Temptation
– Hydra 2xLP (Nuclear Blast) Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "This album is about the big things in life and in the world today. It’s dark, and powerful! We still have our symphonic elements, but it’s much faster and heavier than The Unforgiving. It goes in completely different directions – hence the title Hydra, because it represents the different sides of us." – Guitarist/Songwriter Robert Westerholt
Richard Youngs
– Regions Of The Old School 2xLP (MIE)
Double-LP live set features five extended tracks scored for a diverse array of instruments with guest vocals by Madeleine Hynes and additional synthesizer by Neil Campbell.