new vinyl love...

for the week of 25 may 2015...
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BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul (Instrumentals) LP (Lex)
Stand-alone vinyl-only instrumental version of
Sour Soul, an album inspired by '60s and '70s music and the recording techniques and production of that era, eschewing sampling in favor of live instrumentation.
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Unrest – Imperial F.F.R.R. [Reissue/1992] LP (Teenbeat)
Imperial F.F.R.R. was Unrest's breakthrough album in 1992. It has withstood the test of time and is now considered an indie-rock classic and one of the best albums of the 1990s. They helped invent the genre along with Pavement and Sebadoh.
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Art Blakey – A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1 [Reissue/1954] LP (Blue Note)
A Night At Birdland Vol. 1 is a 1954 release by jazz drummer Art Blakey, and a quintet which featured Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver and Curly Russell. Part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
– Wound Empire LP (Vendetta)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. For forty-two minutes of uncontrolled hostility, Abstracter rips through four titanic ten minute-long surges of darkness-fueled anger, unleashing an almost unbearable barrage of sonic devastation on the listener and snaking and winding their way down a path of complete and dismal destruction in which crust, doom metal, sludge, black metal, noise and psychedelia twist and collide into a daunting sonic downfall.

After The Fall
– Dedication LP (Bridge Nine)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Albany, New York, quartet After The Fall play the type of melodic hardcore that the world sorely lacks in 2015: It's impressively speedy and technical, with hooks aplenty and more than enough aggression to get you off of your barstool and up to the front of the stage. But their new album, Dedication, is more than just your average pit-starter; the entire album is dedicated to a fallen bandmate, which results in some seriously heavy lyrics." -- Substream

– Hunting High And Low [Reissue/1985] LP (Rhino)
A-Ha – Scoundrel Days [Reissue/1986] LP (Rhino)
HQ-180gm reissue of reissue of the Norwegian pop group's ("Take On Me") first two albums.

– Israeli Salad 2xLP (ALC)
Originally a batch of beats conceived in 2011 after the Alchemist returned home from a trip to Israel with a bag of records he gathered from numerous small stores and outdoor flea markets,
Israeli Salad was initially set to be released as an instrumental project immediately but as beats from it were used on various projects and albums, the end result wound up sitting in a folder unfinished as a work in progress. Limited copies pressed on avocado color vinyl.
Alvarius B.
– Chin Spirits 10" (Unrock)
Deep down, heavy, Sun City Girls flavored Dada deluxe; crackling midgets, purist psychedelia; a cocoon of seven colorful, shiny monoliths of essential nonsense, each dirty pearl standing by itself.

Animal Collective
– Prospect Hummer [2005] 12" (FatCat)
Animal Collective's
Prospect Hummer EP, previously only available on CD and digitally, is making its way to vinyl almost exactly ten years since its original release on FatCat. Prospect Hummer was the last release to see Animal Collective operating in a largely acoustic singer/songwriter/ freak-folk mode, and three of the EP's four tracks feature the sweet, distinctive vocals of cult singer/songwriter Vashti Bunyan.
– Powerless LP (Night School)
Apostille is the solo musical guise of Glaswegian DIY protagonist Michael Kasparis. Initially a creative harbour from his groups Please and The Lowest Form, Apostille has grown into an explosive synth-punk project unafraid of both physicality and emotional leakage.

– Apoteosi [Reissue/1975] LP (BTF)
Apoteosi were a very rare, if not the one and only, progressive voice coming from the Calabria region. Their self-titled LP, released in 1975, therefore in a period of transition for the prog rock genre, is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic LPs and shows how a young and geographically completely 'out of the loop' group has been able to create a small jewel.
Apoteosi is a work deliciously poised between pastoral and refined moments and darker and crimson moods, with an extremely original approach and that still deserves to be listened to carefully after 40 years.
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah
– Sour Soul (Instrumentals) LP (Lex)
Stand-alone vinyl-only instrumental version of
Sour Soul, an album inspired by '60s and '70s music and the recording techniques and production of that era, eschewing sampling in favor of live instrumentation.
– Banditos LP (Bloodshot)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Mixing elements of '60s blues-fused acid rock, jangly boogie, garage punk scuzz, and doo-wop sweetness, the Banditos recall many, but sound like no one but themselves.
Jem is a multi-faceted jewel, from the lush Cocteaus-shiver of "Crocodiles" to the exquisite Eastern climes of "China" and the R&B twist of "Poppy." What unites all 13 tracks is a beguiling fusion of intimacy and sensuality with something more mysterious and spectral.
William Basinski
– The Deluge LP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
The Deluge is the deluxe HQ-180gm white vinyl LP companion to his recently released CD Cascade. In Cascade, a single ancient lilting piano tape loop repeats endlessly carrying one along in its tessellating current. In The Deluge, the same loop is processed through a series of feedback loops of different lengths, creating a spiraling crescendo of overtones that eventually fades away to silence. In the denouement, a series of limpid piano loops leads to an urgent orchestral theme that builds and gradually dies.
Be Forest
– Earthbeat LP (WWNBB)
"Be Forest are masters of mood, making swoony dreampop informed by the classics but very much in the now. [...] If you like Slowdive, '80s-era 4AD and modern stuff like The xx"—Brooklyn Vegan. "[...] their take on pop-rock is as atmospheric as it is aerobic — sturdy backbeats laden with plentiful reverb, many layers of guitar tremolo, and ethereal coos. Fans of Stereolab, Broadcast, and Little Dragon will probably dig it."—Stereogum

Black Baron
– Abject Sin LP (Bloodmoss)
While on paper the Black Baron's sound could loosely be described as post-punk -- the dreamy, nearly aquatic tones, dazzling riffage, and unabashed lyrical melodrama add dynamic elements to their sound that are typically missing from that of their peers.

Art Blakey
– A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1 [Reissue/1954] LP (Blue Note)
A Night At Birdland Vol. 1 is a 1954 release by jazz drummer Art Blakey, and a quintet which featured Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver and Curly Russell. Part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
– Ugetsu [Reissue/1963] LP (Original Jazz Classics)
Vinyl reissue of 1963 album, featuring both a young Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard.

Karl Bösmann
– Coma LP (Alt. Vinyl)
This German post-industrial electronic innovator works with a "curetronic modular system," a mopho, and Korg MS-20. Inspired by the awful and yet fascinating process of observing the a close friend's coma following a motorcycle crash, the album moves through initial hopes of recovery, followed by melancholic hopelessness as time passes. Available in Regular and Deluxe (uber limited box set) editions.

Breag Naofa/Children Of God
- Children Of God/Breag Naofa 7" (Vendetta)
Breag Naofa speeds up its crushing post metal/doom with a lil dbeat/crust fury that is all catchy melody and heaviness. Children Of God pounds away viciously as heard on its recent LPs and splits.

Zac Brown Band
– The Foundation [2008] LP (Atlantic)
Zac Brown Band – You Get What You Give [2010] 2xLP (Atlantic)
Zac Brown Band – Uncaged [Reissue/2012] LP (Atlantic)
Zac Brown Band's first two albums are pressed on vinyl for the first time, while their third album gets the reissue treatment.

Buon Vecchio Charlie
– Buon Vecchio Charlie LP (BTF)
Buon Vecchio Charlie was formed in Rome in 1970 with a five-piece line-up featuring, along with Calabri, Centofanti and Sangiorgio, bass player Walter Bernardi and percussionist Carlo Visca. After some first demos they would record with the new six-piece line-up the tracks for an album in Suono label's (of Opus Avantra fame) recording studio near Venice in 1972, with the help of Venetian Power guitarist Claes Cornelius, also an important session man at the time. Despite the good quality, and the interest shown for the band by many producers, the album never saw the light and was shelved until its first CD release in 1990 in a limited pressing. Dominated by the flute, with strong classical influences, like in the opening "Venite Gial Fiume" it's still an original work, with very interesting moments.

Canned Heat
– Stockholm 1973 LP (Cleopatra)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Features the revered post-Alan Wilson Heat line-up including vocalist Bob The Bear Hite, guitar Henry The Sunflower Vestine, drummer Adolfo Fito La Parra, guitarist James Shane, bassist Richard Hite, and keyboardist Ed Beyer.

Xavier Charles/Nikos Veliotis
- Kaspian Black LP (Alt. Vinyl)
Former kingpin of the Athens pop/electronic scene and founding member of In Trance 95 uses unorthodox cello techniques, in collaboration with the French improv clarinetist known for vibrating speaker installations, noise and electro-acoustics. The duo balances between extremes of uninhibited cacophony and painstakingly detailed exploration of static floating sounds, powerful attacks and serene atmospheres.

Charles Howl
– Sir Vices LP (Ample Play)
Charles Howl is a London-based Brit-psych group with a thrillingly melodic sound. As some of the last children of the '80s and with a Britpop upbringing, it's no wonder Charles Howl has produced an album that sounds like The Modern Lovers channeling The Stone Roses while maintaining its contemporary charm.

Christian Death
– Halloween 1981 LP (Cleopatra)
Limited edition purple vinyl reissue of the earliest known recording of this legendary gothic death rock band fronted by the inimitable Rozz Williams performing an entrancing live set on Halloween.

– Full Moon Howl 10" (Wind-Up)
Blending funk, blues, metal and good old-fashioned rock & roll, Crobot craft endless good time rock that sounds as inspired today as it would have on AOR radio in 1974.
Full Moon Howl is a limited edition 10" picture disc featuring new tracks and a live recording.
– Low LP (Telephone Explosion)
Crosss are back with a dense, ominous and cerebral album that expands on the formula which made
Obsidian Spectre such a critical success. Once again, the band straddles the line between metal and psych, with a noticeable shift toward the former.
Miles Davis
– Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants [Reissue/1959] LP (Original Jazz Classics)
Vinyl reissue of 1954 session. With Thelonious Monk and three quarters of the Modern Jazz Quartet (Jackson, Heath, and Clarke) as his accomplices, Davis blends sophisticated harmonic knowledge with raw, spontaneous invention to produce extraordinary music.

Miles Davis
- Tutu [Reissue/1986] 2xLP (Rhino/WB)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue paired with a bonus LP of live performances by the Miles Davis Octet at the Nice Jazz Festival in 1986.

The Debts/Dennis Callaci
– Split LP (Shrimper/Unread)
The Debts are an ongoing collaboration of scientists and musicians centered on the songs of Dane Sybrant. On this split LP the group explores themes of loss, death, and hope, all within a shifting landscape of tape hiss and raw spirits. Dennis Callaci is in the band Refrigerator, and follows up a collaborative record he recorded with another Omaha native, Simon Joyner a few years back. His five songs run the gamut from acoustic laments, a keyboard/vocal drone and a no-sh!t Scratch Acidesque vocal/drum machine breakdown.

Devil Worshiper
– Devil Worshiper LP (Holy Mountain)
Imagine a version of Julio Cort zar's
The Night Face Up where there is no motorcycle crash and no series of dreams about trying to outrun Aztec warriors determined to capture you for human sacrifice. There is still darkness in this story-the darkness of living in post-Reagan America, existential dread, the futility of living one's dreams and still waking up every day. Devil Worshipper is the dream that swirls and reflects landscapes in chrome as snakes dance in your spine. Blistering solos that wouldn't be out of place on a Helios Creed or The Mike Gunn LP draw the night sky as a steady, hypnotic rhythm paints the lines dividing the highway out of here.
Diamond Youth
– Nothing Matters LP (Topshelf)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Despite the varying musical tastes of each member in Diamond Youth, they all share a very common back catalog of bands that have inspired and defined their developing years as budding artists. From Weezer to Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age to Jimmy Eat World, and all the way back to the Beach Boys, the influence these bands has had on Diamond Youth is ever-apparent in the music they write. The group builds on their '90s alt-rock influenced sound with
Nothing Matters, recorded at Hurley studios headquarters in Costa Mesa, California with producer Dave Warsop (Beat Union, Suedehead).
Du Blonde
– Welcome Back To Milk LP+MP3 (Mute)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Du Blonde is the artistic reincarnation of the artist, Beth Jeans Houghton, and
Welcome Back To Milk is the first album to be released as Du Blonde. Whilst her 2012 album Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose was a standalone piece of polymath pop, 25-year-old Houghton, has constantly evolved and reinvented herself – a musical and aesthetic chameleon always playing by her own rules. Much of the forthcoming album, including the first single, "Black Flag" was produced by Bad Seed and Grinderman member Jim Sclavunos, whose previous production credits include The Jim Jones Revue and The Horrors.
The Early November
– Imbue LP+CD (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on transparent purple vinyl. Reunion album from the New Jersey emo/pop punk band.

Keith Emerson/Goblin
– La Chiesa [OST] [1989] LP (BTF)
A stylistically homogeneous soundtrack, in which classical, rock and electronic sounds are skillfully blended. Emerson, in particular, makes extensive use of a church organ, mindful of his work for Dario Argento's film
Inferno of a few years earlier (1980), while Pignatelli clearly shows his 'Goblinian' soul, just updated by about a decade. Given that this is the first-ever vinyl reissue, this release is basically a must-have for the soundtrack collectors, especially in the horror genre, where Italy is synonymous with quality once again. Orange vinyl.
– Obliteration LP (Metal Blade)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. "When all is lost, as everything and everyone are about to be destroyed, the reek of apocalypse, there will be no future. Inner beliefs might turn vulgar, endless bloodshed, the collapse of everything that one holds dear, the true meaning of senseless obliteration. The fumes of uncontainable conflict spat out of the new album of the recently resurrected Swedish Death Metal band Entrails. As if the early '90s never truly faded away, their musical infestation remained true to the days of the great awakening of the genre" – Metal Temple.

Colours – ROYGBIV 12"+MP3 (Shelflife)
Hailing from a country more synonymous with the beachcombers and the sunshine coast than shoegaze luminaries, Flyying Colours have nonetheless been compared to Lush and Ride, weaving smooth, tactile vocals with coarse textures with finely-crafted songwriting. True to their name, Flyying Colours unashamedly display their influences on
ROYGBIV -- tone-bending My Bloody Valentine/Swervedriver guitars, ferocious bass hooks and the familiar soft hush of early '90s dueting vocals. Added to the mix is their edgy, refreshing pop-mindedness, buoyed by the lush vocal interplay. Limited HQ-180gm ruby color vinyl.
Eric Gales
– Good For Sumthin' [2014] LP (Cleopatra)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Known for his upside-down left-handed playing as well as his deeply expressive, soulful vocals, Gales draws comparisons to both Jimi Hendrix and blues legend Albert King.

Marvin Gaye
– Volume One 1961-1965 7xLP (Motown)
Marvin Gaye: 1961-1965 is a collection of his first seven studio albums on HQ-180gm vinyl, and includes: The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye, That Stubborn Kind Of Fellow, When I'm Alone I Cry, Together (with Mary Wells), Hello Broadway, How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, and A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole. This is the first of three vinyl boxed sets to be released spanning Gaye's catalog.
– March Of Ghosts [2012] 2xLP (Kscope)
HQ-180gm double-vinyl edition of the prog rock band's 2012 studio album. Remixed and featuring new gatefold artwork and an etching on the D-side.

Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
– Long Gone [Reissue/2014] 10" (Chimera)
Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger – GOASTT Stories10" (Chimera)
"In 2008, Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl started the Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, and though both of the names attached to the project come with an enormous level of celebrity clout, they've managed to shirk the spotlight over the years. This is a good thing; by hiding out from the fanfare, GOASTT have kept their particular nostalgic psych-pop alive, unbridled by contemporary trends." – Stereogum

Paul Giovanni/Gary Carpenter
– The Wicker Man [40th Anniversary Edition] LP (Silva Screen)
Limited repressing on white vinyl contrasts beautifully with the artwork, which is printed on reverse board. It does not contain the certificate but does have the stunning original printed inner sleeve. Originally released in 2013 for the 40th anniversary of the cult '70s horror film, only 500 copies of
The Wicker Man 40th Anniversary Edition were pressed on black vinyl which have become highly sought after. The 40th Anniversary Edition has a different track listing to the preceding OST double album, selecting only the songs to make a single LP. Silva Screen commissioned artist Richey Beckett to come up with artwork for the sleeve.
Grant Green
– I Want To Hold Your Hand [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
I Want To Hold Your Hand, Green is backed by Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone), Larry Young (organ) and Elvin Jones (drums). The album features an interesting collection of songs including the John Lennon & Paul McCartney-penned titles track, Cole Porter's "At Long Last Love," Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Corcovado (Quiet Nights)" and more. Part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
– Peel Me Like A Egg LP (Wallride)
An unusual Hard-Ons album to be sure,
Peel Me Like A Egg is a concise (13 tracks, 30 minutes) explosion of mega-rock riffage, epic black metal, moody and lush pop, new-wave pop and volatile and catchy power-pop.
– Headphones [Reissue/2005] LP (Suicide Squeeze)
Tenth anniversary reissue on white vinyl. Headphone's debut is built wholly from synthesizers (no guitars), live drums, and the familiar warmth of David Bazan's (Pedro The Lion) syrupy vocal delivery. Bazan & co. defy easy assumptions about music made electronically avoiding kitsch and cutesiness, delivering deft arrangements with timeless melodies and uncanny lyrical depth.

High-Functioning Flesh
– Definite Structures LP (Dais)
Instinctive EBM laced punk from L.A. Referencing the rack mount synthesis and accented drum machine strikes of '80s bands like Portion Control and Nitzer Ebb, HFF main-lined their punk resumes into the reaction causing a signature chemtrail of martial techno-inspired electronic mayhem shredded through a vocally dystopian finality.

– Loose Cannons b/w Big Black Car 7" (Agitated)
"Loose Cannons" kicks out your speaker dust with a sound that can only be from Australia, loud guitars, riffs a-plenty, hi energy rock and roll with killer vocals. And then there's "Big Black Cars" on the flip, a previously released live version blew peoples' ears off—this studio version is even more proof that rock and roll action from Australia is superior to all.

Hunting Lodge
– Will [Reissue/1983] LP (Dais)
Remastered vinyl reissue of classic 1983 industrial album. Drawing references from Crowley, Nietzsche and G. Gordon Liddy, Hunting Lodge collaged together industrial percussion patterns, live recordings, early sketches and synthesized noise into nine compositions, which also included vocal appearances by Andreas Muller, Francisco Lopez and Masami Akita (Merzbow).

Bobby Hutcherson
– Components [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
Components is an album by jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, released on the Blue Note label in 1965. The first side of the LP features compositions by Hutcherson, in a hard bop style, whilst the second side features Joe Chambers' compositions, more in the avant-garde style. Part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
Icky Blossoms
– Mask LP+MP3 (Saddle Creek)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Three years on from their Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) produced debut, Icky Blossoms' singular brand of mesmerizingly contradictory dance music has evolved. Blending avant-garde elements with catchy and danceable pop, threaded within dark, bass-heavy atmospheres, their songs nod to great music of the past, whilst firmly propelling them into the future. For the new album Icky Blossoms continue with their study of synthesizers and drum machines, finding new focus by exploring the space between their background in basement rock shows and their new-found fluency in electronic music.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
– I Love Rock 'N' Roll: 33 1/3 Edition 2xLP+MP3 (Blackheart Records)
This double-disc set includes the
I Love Rock 'N' Roll album plus a second disc of previously unreleased live recordings from New York from 1981.
Elvin Jones
– The Ultimate [Reissue/1968] LP (Blue Note)
Part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. "This is one of Joe Farrell's finest recordings. Switching between tenor, soprano and flute, Farrell had to be good because he was joined in the pianoless trio by bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones. The group performs two standards, three Garrison originals and one by Farrell; it is a tossup as to who takes honors. Farrell is in consistently creative form but Garrison's occasional solos and Jones's polyrhythmic accompaniment are also noteworthy." -- Scott Yanow (AllMusic)

C Joynes
– 33 Chatsworth Road 7" (Alt. Vinyl)
Four tunes based on personal field recordings made across Africa and South-East Asia, arranged for solo electric guitar—a preview of an upcoming collaborative album between C Joynes and Dead Rat Orchestra, which features ensemble arrangements of these pieces alongside other material also sourced from field recordings.

Spider John Koerner
- Some Old American Folk Songs Like They Used To [Reissue/1974] LP (Nero's Neptune)
After moving to Denmark in 1972 and abandoning music for a spell, the legendary Spider John Koerner returned to the US in 1974 to record an LP for Dave Ray's Sweet Jane label. The resulting record is one of the finest of his 50-plus year career. As its title implies, the album displays a conscious move away from the folk blues stylings of earlier recordings and towards an embracement of traditional American folk music. The enduring quality of its songs is evidenced by their continued inclusion on Koerner's set lists 40 years later.

Mark Kozelek
– Rock 'N' Roll Singer [2000] LP (Badman)
Debut solo album from Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters songwriter, on vinyl for the first time. Three originals, three completely deconstructed AC/DC covers, and a John Denver remake.

The L.A. Carnival
– Would Like To Pose A Question LP (Now Again)
The L.A. Carnival (formerly the Les Smith Soul Band) originally cut this heavy psyche-funk album back in 1970. Featuring bombs such as "Blind Man," "7 Steps," "Can You Hum A Tune?," and Black Man's March, it's an epic journey of rediscovery.

Leafcutter John
– Resurrection LP (Desire Path)
Sixth solo album from UK-based artist and member of Polar Bear. A panorama of vocals driting over a densely processed terrain of mud-caked percussion and guitar.

Perry Leopold
– Christian Lucifer LP (Psi Psychedelic)
Vinyl reissue of Leopold's second album, created between 1971-1973, following his 1970 acid folk debut,
Experiment In Metaphysics. Highly recommended for fans of The Incredible String Band, Dulcimer, Nick Drake, Gowan Ring, Birch Book.
– Ludaversal 2xLP (Def Jam)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The ninth album from the rapper features production by Mike Will Made It, David Guetta, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Giorgio Tuinfort, and Da Internz.

– Via Dolorosa LP (The Flenser)
Via Dolorosa is the Bay Area duo's darkest and most experimental release, incorporating black metal, psychedelia and electronic music. It is also the first Mamaleek record featuring live drums. At once harsh, frightening and beautiful, Via Dolorosa is like an evening at the darkest jazz club as it might appear in the depths of a child's fever dream.
Harvey Mandel
– Games Guitars Play [Reissue/1970] LP (Cleopatra)
Vinyl reissue of the 1970 album by rock 'n' roll guitarist Harvey Mandel featuring vocalist Russell DaShiel. Known for his innovative approach to electric guitar playing, Mandel was a professional at 20, and played with Charlie Musselwhite, Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, and John Mayall before starting a solo career. Includes the instrumental "Ridin' High" plus a cover of Horace Silver's "Senor Blues."

– Valis LP (The Flenser)
Valis is the first proper Mastery full-length and the most extreme record The Flenser has ever released. As its name and sigil demands, Mastery is a vessel to ascend the partial mind; one impulsive and chaotic, the other of collected illumination. A meditation unto the will subconscious. The solo black metal entity is the product of mastermind Ephemeral Domignostika (Pale Chalice, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis, Horn of Dagoth). Second pressing with new cover art.
Medeski, Martin & Wood
– End Of The World Party (Just In Case) [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Blue Note)
End Of The World Party (Just In Case) is follow-up to 2002's Uninvisible. Joining keyboardist John Medeski, drummer Billy Martin and bassist Chris Wood on this album are guitarist Marc Ribot, saxophonist Briggan Krauss and trumpeter Steven Bernstein. Part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
– Fatboy [1992] LP (Fat Boy Records)
First-time pressing on vinyl of Moe.'s first studio album which was originally produced in 1992 but not released on CD until 1999.

Montevideo Blues
- Montevideo Blues [Reissue/1972] LP (Lion Productions)
First time vinyl reissue of this 1972 South American Holy Grail -- an album full of grooving and edgy rock with native Uruguayan rhythms. Insert packed with photos, detailed history, and bi-lingual lyrics for this important Uruguayan band.

Steve Moore
– The Guest 2xLP (Death Waltz)
Death Waltz Recording Company has yet another ace up their sleeve with the soundtrack to one of 2014's best action films, Adam Wingard's
The Guest, with a musical score by Steve Moore (Zombi). Red vinyl.
Lee Morgan
– Search For The New Land [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
A hard bop set with a group of well-known jazz musicians, Search for the New Land
was recorded before The Sidewinder was released and is considered more abstract than its popular predecessor. Part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.

Ennio Morricone
– The Good, The Bad And The Ugly [Reissue/1967] LP (BTF)
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly is neither more nor less than the perfect soundtrack to the most wonderful of western movies, the third and final act of the "Dollar Trilogy" directed by Sergio Leone. A film is not only rated among the best of the genre, but is universally considered among the most successful in the history of cinema. Ennio Morricone, a higher caliber composer to whom each musician usually relates with the simple title of 'Master', has here been able to be as meticulous as his friend director, composing a soundtrack that fits brilliantly to the bombastic and epic atmospheres of the film.
The Nice
– The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack [Reissue/1967] LP (Cleopatra)
Vinyl reissue of the 1967 debut album by the English progressive rock group, considered one of the first albums in the genre.

No More
– A Rose Is A Rose [Reissue/1982] LP (Dark Entries)
No More is a band from Kiel, Germany, founded in the summer of 1979. Their music is rooted in early post punk/no wave, as the trio explored musical minimalism and experimented with sequencers, drum synthesizers and rhythm boxes. There were no studios involved in the recording process. This reissue compiles all eight tracks from the mini-LP
A Rose Is A Rose, both tracks from the "Suicide Commando" 7" plus three demos from 1982. As a bonus each LP includes the original "Too Late" 7" EP remastered and housed in an exact copy of the original jacket.
Michael O.
– Really? 7" (Fruits & Flowers)
An affecting collection of cracked pop hits and tragic ballads by Michael Olivares of Bay Area psych-pop band The Mantles.

Graham Parker And The Rumour
– Mystery Glue LP (UMe)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Graham Parker And The Rumour, one of the UK's pioneering pre-punk bands, returns with a new album,
Mystery Glue. Written in Parker's second home of New York and recorded in just six days in the legendary RAK studios in London, Mystery Glue is a real return to form for this seminal British songwriter and powerhouse band, which features its original lineup of Parker, Bob Andrews, Brinsley Schwarz, Martin Belmont, Andrew Bodnar and Stephen Goulding.
Jimmy Rabbitt And Renegade
– Texas Album [1973] LP+MP3 (St. Roch Records)
Jimmy Rabbitt was an outlaw before being an outlaw was cool. Beginning as a deejay in the '60s, Rabbitt has spun records from coast to coast and all points in-between, kickin' ass and taking names not only over the airwaves but also in every roadhouse and backroom dive from Dallas to The Apple and, of course, L.A. with the equally dangerous backing band Renegade. These were the guys your mama warned you about. Rabbitt and Renegade were snatched up by Jerry Wexler/Atlantic after hearing them jam and after 40 years of collecting dust the master tapes

– Denver 1979 LP (Cleopatra)
Color vinyl pressing of this previously unreleased live album from guitar god Ritchie Blackmore performing with Rainbow on their legendary Down To Earth tour.

Red Red Meat
– Bunny Gets Paid [Reissue/1995] 2xLP+MP3 (Jealous Butcher)
"At the time, I felt like we'd made a classic rock record," Red Red Meat main-man Tim Rutilli (Califone) says. "I was like, 'This is our
Astral Weeks.'" But listening back 20 years later, Rutilli recognizes the band's ambition, a desire to break songs down to their barest, most primitive elements to "see what survives." Arguably the band's most complete album, the record pairs Stones-indebted blues-rock roots with beautiful songs, sounding miles removed from the era's grunge and radio-friendly alternative rock tropes.
– Viaggio Nel Domani [Reissue/1972] LP (Dagored)
Reissued for the first time since its release in 1972, this is the surprising and confusing opus from Guido Baggiani aka Ruscigan. As a student of legendary avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, Ruscigan exercises a similar ethos to that of his once-mentor. The record was put together under the roof of Piero Umiliani's much mythologised Soundworkshop Studios and between them, Umiliani and Baggiani captured a tight and refined breed of left field classical composition. While the record is untamed and chaotic at some points, it is enduringly well executed and clearly laid out as an adventure in music. This limited reissue also comes on clear blue vinyl.

Nathaniel Russell
– Sunlight LP (Warm Radio)
Nathaniel Russell (formerly of Birds Of America) draws from the heroes of New Zealand, New York, New Imperial Beach and many other places where an adjective is a proper noun. His clipped phrases and minute melodies come to life in a haze of six-string strumming and slightly narcotic repetition.

Mario Schifano
– Dedicato A LP (BTF)
Little known until a few years ago,
Dedicato is among the most wanted and expensive Italian album these days. Supported by the pop artist Mario Schifano (who was not a musician, by the way), in the same way that Andy Warhol acted with Velvet Underground, this band from Rome was formed in 1967 and released their first and only album the same year.
The Scientist
– High Priest Of Dub [Reissue/1982] LP (Zion's Gate)
A reissue of this classic period Scientist LP recorded in the early 1980s. Scientist is a dub pioneer and living legend. He is the protege of the great King Tubby. This release features the best songs from the
International Heroes Dub album. It has been over 30 years since the original vinyl release. Also this version has two bonus songs from the great album Dub In The Roots Tradition. Remastered for this release to bring you exceptional modern style heavily psychedelic dub at it's best.
Secrets Of The Sky
– Pathway LP (Metal Blade)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Secrets Of The Sky's expansive, powerhouse style of fusing progressive elements into their crushing doom metal foundation, fashioned by three of the band's five members each contributing with multiple instruments, layering synth/keys, violins and an array of vocal styles atop the crushing rhythm sections and massive triple guitar attack.

– Consumer Complaints LP (FatCat)
Brings to mind the jagged aggression of Gang Of Four, the voracious yelp of The Slits and the dance inducing thrust of Delta 5 and ESG.

The Skatalite
– The Skatalite [Reissue/1969] LP (Cleopatra)
Faithful reproduction of the original 1969 Treasure Isle collection featuring 12 prime slices of The Skatalites at their finest, featuring the original artwork.

Jonathan Snipes
– Starry Eyes [OST] LP (Waxwork)
Composed by Sub-Pop recording artist Jonathan Snipes (Clipping, Room 237),
Starry Eyes has been hailed not only as one of the best horror movies of 2014, but one of the best horror films of the last decade. The LP features an incredible 100% analog synth score.
– The Sound Of Music [Reissue/1965] LP (Razor & Tie)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing includes the eight-page booklet that accompanied the original vinyl release. Digitally remastered edition of this classic soundtrack. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards and winner of five, including Best Picture and Best Director, the iconic film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's
The Sound Of Music stands as the most successful movie musical of all time, enjoying a seven-year run as the highest-grossing film of all time from 1966 to 1972 and remaining a consistent favorite through worldwide television broadcasts and home video releases.
Spires That In The Sunset Rise
– Beasts In The Garden LP (Alt. Vinyl)
The seventh full-length record by Midwest visionaries Kathleen Baird and Taralie Peterson uses pedals to loop, layer, pitch bend and reverse their old instruments from their high school days (flute and alto sax, respectively). The duo's dense, lush soundscapes verge toward the ecstatic, away from their signature darker moods. Baird pushes her voice to the next level with wildly operatic vocals on the fiery track "Schluss" and the discordant, terrifying "White On White."

Chris Stapleton
– Traveller 2xLP (Mercury Nashville)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Over the course of his acclaimed career, Stapleton has penned over 170 album cuts, including songs recorded by Adele, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley, and has such notable co-writers as Vince Gill, Peter Frampton and Sheryl Crow among others. "Stapleton's writing is masterful, but his huge country/blues voice think Gregg Allman by way of the Kentucky coal mines is what will really blow your hair back and make you literally feel every word he sings." -- Rolling Stone

The Stark Reality
- Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop [Reissue/1970] 2xLP (Now Again)
Stark Reality's
Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop, a funky, jazzy, fuzz-toned cult classic, consists of very original interpretations of songs written by Hoagy Carmichael. They've been sampled by the likes of Large Professor, J-Live, Madlib, and Black Eyed Peas.
The Steel Wheels
– Leave Some Things Behind LP (Big Ring)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from roots outfit. On
Leave Some Things Behind, co-produced and engineered by Ben Surratt, the four band members are joined on various tracks by roots-music luminary Tim O'Brien, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Sarah Siskind, drummer Travis Whitmore and Hammond B3 player Ethan Ballinger.
– No More Hell To Pay [2013] 2xLP (Cleopatra)
HW-180gm gram blue vinyl pressing of the eighth album from Stryper, produced by frontman/guitarist Michael Sweet.

– Equinox [Reissue/1975] LP (A&M)
Styx – Crystal Ball [Reissue/1976] LP (A&M)
Styx – The Grand Illusion [Reissue/1977] LP (A&M)
Styx – Pieces Of Eight [Reissue/1978] LP (A&M)
Styx – Cornerstone [Reissue/1979] LP (A&M)
Styx – Paradise Theatre [Reissue/1980] LP (A&M)
Styx – Kilroy Was Here [Reissue/1983] LP (A&M)
Styx – Caught In The Act Live [Reissue/1983] 2xLP (A&M)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the AOR/classic rock band's A&M discography. (Note: the 9xLP box set collecting each of these reissues -- appropriately titled
A&M Albums 1975-1984-- will be available July 17. But for now you can either snatch up one of these shiny new reissues or hit any used bin for an original, timeworn copy.)
– Ecate LP (Neurot)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Seventh album from Italy's premiere psychedelic sludge export.

Piero Umiliani
- L'uomo Nello Spazio [Reissue/1972] LP (Dagored)
In 1972, Piero Umiliani declared, "I have dedicated these compositions to the spaceman, this new, modern Ulysses going adrift on the galaxian oceans". Reissued for the first time since its release in 1972 via his Omicron label, this clear-blue vinyl holds some of the most high-concept and wildly experimental compositions of all time. By using a range of electronic instruments and production methods, Umiliani's ode to the intergalactic explorer is nothing short of a masterwork. From the scaling piano arpeggiations of Approdo Lunare to the unidentified flying noises of Stelle Cadenti, this is an artistic triumph like no other. The timeless story of the Man In Space.
Unrest – Imperial F.F.R.R. [Reissue/1992] LP (Teenbeat)
Imperial F.F.R.R. was Unrest's breakthrough album in 1992. It has withstood the test of time and is now considered an indie-rock classic and one of the best albums of the 1990s. They helped invent the genre along with Pavement and Sebadoh.
– Usnea [Reissue/2013] 2xLP (Vendetta)
Usnea play a style of doom dirge familiar to fans of Samothrace, Buried At Sea, and Main's Ocean. Their debut LP consists of two sidelong burners of seriously heavy plodding doom, minor tempo and time adjustments, and harrowing vocals.

Various Artists
– Saved & Sanctified: Songs Of The Jade Label LP (Numerophon)
The rawest, DIY gospel ever resurrected. Family bands with wailing kids and barely amateur groups sourced from local parishes, infused with reverberations of country and western and deep soul.

The Velvet Underground
– Loaded [Reissue/1970] LP (Atlantic Catalog Group)
Reissue of the 1970 Cotillion Records release.
Loaded was the final studio album by the band featuring Lou Reed, who had left the group shortly before it was release. The album contains two of the best-known Velvet Underground songs: "Sweet Jane" and "Rock & Roll."
– Give And Take 7" (Katorga Works)
Hailing from Olympia, Vexx is heavily indebted to late '70s American punk with a sound akin to bands like Legal Weapon or the Avengers, but with even more of a rock 'n' roll edge than those bands and a vocalist just as soulful and powerful.

Vision Heat
– Chosen Themes – Program 1 LP+MP3 (Root Strata)
Laser-guided, hyper-vintage conflation of early-to-mid-'80s-centric production, montage, and style.

– More LP (Dirtcult)
VVhile is duo from Belgrade, Serbia that plays atmospheric, psychedelic, shoegaze reminiscent of early Ride or My Bloody Valentine, all the while remaining rooted in their hardcore roots.

Alan Watts & Jas Walton
– Face The Facts: Worlds By Alan Watts 10" (Figure & Ground)
Alan Watts is one of the most important interpreters of Eastern philosophy for his time and ours. If he were alive today, he'd probably subvert social media in the same way he helped to reinvent western culture in his own time. One day, his complete audio recordings will be obligatory for anyone coming of age in the new age. His books and recordings are a treasured artifact of his pervasive effect on our times and a magnet for all those that nearly know of him and dearly need to. His words are as relevant now as they were then. This year, Watts turns 100. We celebrate his centennial with
Face The Facts, a four-track EP that takes the recordings of Watts's early seminar sessions and sets them in time to original music.
Ben Williams
– Coming Of Age LP (Concord Jazz)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Ben Williams, winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, releases his second album,
Coming Of Age, building upon his musical experiences over the last several years. Since then, Ben has played and toured with a long list of jazz musicians: Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride Big Band, Nicholas Payton, Paquito D'Rivera, Cyrus Chestnut, Benny Golson, George Duke, Eric Reed, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roy Hargrove, and Mulgrew Miller and many others. The album features covers of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Lianne La Havas' "Lost & Found" and includes special guests: Goapele, vocals on "Voice Of Freedom (For Mandela)," Christian Scott (trumpet), Stefon Harris (vibraphonist) and emcee W. Ellington Felton.
– The Yes Album [Reissue/1971] 2xLP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm 45rpm audiophile vinyl reissue, mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (
Close To The Edge, Drama, Tales From Topographic Oceans, 90125, Relayer) and housed in a nice box.
– Barricade 3 [Reissue/1976] 2xLP (Superior Viaduct)
ZNR was the French duo of Hector Zazou and Joseph Racaille (hence, Zazou 'n' Racaille) active in the mid to late '70s. Their 1976 debut,
Barricade 3, is an anti-pop masterpiece that truly defies categorization; it makes perfect sense that ZNR appears on the infamous Nurse With Wound list. Featuring an array of seemingly dichotomous instruments (piano, synthesizers, woodwinds, electric guitar and more) as well as genuinely bizarre vocals, the album is composed of 15 odd experiments using a loose framework of analog electronics, avant-garde rock, jazz influences, and post-structuralist work.
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>El Perro Del Mar – El Perro Del Mar [Reissue/2006] 2xLP+MP3 (The Control Group)
Celebrating ten years since its original Swedish release, El Perro Del Mar (aka Sarah Assbring) is proud to reissue a deluxe edition of her self-titled debut album with an additional ten tracks of demo, live and unheard music. The album received rave reviews from NPR, Pitchfork, The New York Times and many others. "A minimal Phil Spector sound. Unique and magical" -- The London Times. "Heartbreak and loneliness have never been so beautiful" -- Word Mag. "Mixing tears with sugary sound effects, she wallows with Scandinavian style." -- The New York Times
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>Grateful Dead – Truckin' Up To Buffalo: July 4, 1989 5xLP (ORG Music)
A classic July 4th Grateful Dead concert is brought to life on audiophile-grade, heavyweight vinyl for this deluxe 5xLP set. Drawn from arguably the band's strongest tour of their last 15 years on the road,
Truckin' Up To Buffalo features the entire concert at Rich Stadium on July 4, 1989. Lacquers were cut by Grammy Award winner, Bernie Grundman. The five LPs come housed in a lavish hardbound vinyl folio-book. Each copy of this limited edition set is individually numbered with a gold-foil stamp.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
>Ilyas Ahmed
– I Am All Your Own LP/Cassette (Immune)
Ilyas Ahmed
ʼs songs exist in a sublime moment of suspended animation, calmly dwelling in between modes of music making, both timeless and contemporary – deeply imbued with stillness and peace. On I Am All Your Own, his first album in three years, Ahmed employs strategies gleaned from experimental and ambient musicians, such as Lawrence English and Fripp & Eno, and applies them to song-based guitar music. Building slowly and purposefully, each individual track adds to the album's overall, scrupulously forged contour. His most direct work, Ahmed's voice is brought to the fore and un-obscured.
>The Allman Brothers Band
– Hollywood Bowl 1972 LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
When the Allman Brothers Band initially began soldiering on as a quintet in 1972, following the death of Duane, it was Berry Oakley who most filled in the sizable gap, playing with a newfound ferocity and focus. This slice of the Allman Brothers at the Hollywood Bowl in August of 1972, clearly displays the band continuing to forge their musical vision following on from Duanes death. Capturing their set, as well as the first of two encores with Texas guitar slinger Johnny Winter as a guest, the group's music still has plenty of fire, inspired jamming and that intangible spiritual quality that was at the heart of their finest work.

>Anal Vomit
- Peste Negra, Muerte Negra LP (Gates Of Hell)
Blackened old school death/thrash.

>Azar Swan
– Dance Before The War LP (Artoffact)
Originally released as a digital-only album via Handmade Birds, the debut album from Azar Swan now gets the vinyl treatment. "Is it possible to hear the words "goth" and "dance" without thinking of the the dancing goth kids from South Park? The answer is no, it is not possible. Well, here is Azar Swan to remind you once more with their brand of gothy synth-driven electro. There's also a heavy, industrial feel to it at times and it even has hints of Afghan influence (member Zohra Atash is an Afghan-American immigrant)." – Noisey/Vice

>BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah
– Sour Soul (Instrumentals) LP (Lex)
Stand-alone vinyl-only instrumental version of
Sour Soul, an album inspired by '60s and '70s music and the recording techniques and production of that era, eschewing sampling in favor of live instrumentation.
>Bad Penny
– House Of Glass LP (If Society)
Floaty Finnish dream punk.

>Bernard & Edith
– Jem LP (Bella Union)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album from hotly tipped Manchester-based electronic-pop duo.

>Blood Warrior
– Letter Ghost LP (Immune)
Blood Warrior makes music that exposes the intricacies of melancholy, unraveling its individual strands of sadness, redemption, and contemplation. The New England based duo turns heartbreak into something much more elusive and dream-like, enriching it with elements of otherworldly fantasy while retaining its raw emotional impact. Their idiosyncratic folk songs reflect this rawness, and they use guitars (at times purposefully detuned), harmonium, keyboards and sparse percussion to create music that is deceptively minimal.

>Tommy Bolin
– Teaser 40th Anniversary 3xLP+2xCD (UDR)
Deluxe reissue of Bolin's 1975 debut solo album
Teaser, expanded with outtakes, alternative mixes, and two live CDs.
>Jeff Buckley
– Dreams Of The Way We Were 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
This superb performance, from October 1992, broadcast live by radio station WFMU from Upsala College, New Jersey, pre-dates Jeff Buckley's debut by a little over a year. While most of the songs are covers, there are two early original compositions, "Eternal Life" and "Unforgiven" -- both of which later appeared on the album
Grace in 1994 (the latter by then renamed "Last Goodbye").
– Philly Or The Seashore 7" (Exotic Fever)
Callowhill's sound is "space & sea meets edge & clutter."

– The Awaiting Coffins LP (Armageddon)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Churchburn present their first full-length recording, five songs plus one unlisted bonus track recorded between 2011-2014. A combination of atmospheric unrelenting heaviness with melody and songwriting skill. The tracks have the pace and aura of properly done doom, with black and death metal influences woven throughout. Layered vocals, guitar harmonies, memorable riffs, heavy percussion. A cohesive and bludgeoning piece of modern metal.

>Larry Coryell
– Heavy Feel LP (Wide Hive)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Heavy Feel, which, like many great jazz records, was recorded in one day and the tracks are imbued with the improvisational genius for which Mr. Coryell is known.
>Kara-Lis Coverdale & LXV
– Sirens LP (Umor Rex)
Collaborative debut is a collection of multi-textural and multi-source electronic music rich in narrative, melody, and spectral intrigue. Harmonically active and dynamic orchestrations underpin post-sacred tonalities while brooding pipe organs, sphinx flutes, and hailstorms of metallic percussion characterize uniquely disjointed discussions between disparate compositional ontologies. Between Oneohtrix Point Never and Juliana Barwick for their surreal sound portraits, that warm sound laid over an ice-cold altar.

– Brown Sugar [Reissue/1995] LP (Virgin)
Brown Sugar is the debut album from D'Angelo, originally released in 1995. The album features a fusion of contemporary R&B and traditional soul music, along with elements of funk, quiet storm, and hip-hop music. Deluxe white vinyl reissue.
– The Sickness [Reissue/2000] LP (Reprise)
Disturbed – Indestructible [Reissue/2008] LP (Reprise)
Heavyweight vinyl reissues of the metal band's first and fourth albums.

>Arnold Dreyblatt/The Orchestra Of Excited Strings
– Nodal Excitation [Reissue/1982] LP (Drag City)
By the late '80s, the NYC minimal/noise underground landscape created by Branca, Conrad, Riley, Young, Cale, Ranaldo, Moore, Chatham, Fripp and others had been nearly forgotten, especially that of Arnold Dreyblatt and his lone LP release
Nodal Excitation. He got interested in long string sounds, and bought a bass that he wired with piano wire. By hitting the strings instead of bowing them, Dreyblatt was able to get those ringing overtones, but he also had added something new: pure rhythm. Dreyblatt couldn't get the rock singles he'd grown up with out of him, and couldn't become the full on new music man that seemed to be a requirement in the '70s, and it wasn't until the '80s that the fence could be straddled, if not knocked over, with his freshman LP.
>Bob Dylan
– Shelter From A Hard Rain LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
This recording captures Bob Dylan live at the Fort Collins Stadium in Colorado on May 23, 1976, on the penultimate date of the second leg of the Rolling Thunder Review. Playing alongside Dylan were Mick Ronson, T Bone Burnett, Steven Soles and David Mansfield all on various guitars -- although T Bone also handled keyboard duties -- with Rob Stoner on bass, Howard Wyeth on drums and Scarlet Rivera on violin. Joan Baez was on-board too of course and the four cuts ("Blowin' In The Wind," "Railroad Boy," the unrecorded Woody Guthrie number, "Deportee," and "I Pity The Poor Immigrant") on which she duets with Bob are amongst the show's highlights.

>Einheit, Esch & Mur
– Terre Haute LP (Rustblade)
The album Terre Haute is the first body of work from the industrial legends FM Einheit (Einsturzende Neubauten) En Esch (formerly of KMFDM) and post-punk Diva Mona Mur. Einheit, Esch & Mur call their music a "German angst ridden art core experience." The main sounds that I see coming out of this album are postindustrial to minimal electronics, with some classy guitar. The voices of Mona Mur and En Esch meet the tribal percussion of FM in a visceral trip of electro loops noisy guitars and electronic drones.

- Av Oss For Oss LP (Indie Recordings)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sixth full-length album by the Norwegian Viking metal band.

>El Perro Del Mar
– El Perro Del Mar [Reissue/2006] 2xLP+MP3 (The Control Group)
Celebrating ten years since its original Swedish release, El Perro Del Mar (aka Sarah Assbring) is proud to reissue a deluxe edition of her self-titled debut album with an additional ten tracks of demo, live and unheard music. The album received rave reviews from NPR, Pitchfork, The New York Times and many others. "A minimal Phil Spector sound. Unique and magical" -- The London Times. "Heartbreak and loneliness have never been so beautiful" -- Word Mag. "Mixing tears with sugary sound effects, she wallows with Scandinavian style." -- The New York Times

>Fe – Sucker Mule's Dreadful Murder LP (Suitcase)
Hysterical and impulsive discomfort-noir by Italian guitarist/vocalist FIlomena Rubino, whose distinct dissonance relies "on howling, post-industrial ambiance" and "grinding drift," to quote Creative Loafing. She bring songs to life via "surprisingly approachable" reinvention of reverb, distortion, and nonstandard guitar tunings. "[V]ague musical structures guide the ... journey into the depths of unbridled experimentation."

– Bleak LP+MP3 (Burger)
The nine track album stays true to their west coast sound; melodic and breezy with deep riffs that are perfect for cruising an open highway. One of standout tracks on
Bleak is the third song, titled 'Nothing Baby.' It's a slow burning lament that alludes to a possibly soon to be lost lover. The somber tone evokes echoes of The Jesus & Mary Chain, with a melodic guitar solo situated toward the end -- a perfect transition into quicker tempo of the fourth track" – The Girls At The Rock Show. CD version due June 2.
>Runhild Gammelsaeter/Lasse Marhaug
– Quantum Entanglement LP (Ultech)
Runhild Gammelsaeter is a fascinating figure in underground music. Recordings are rare, performances rarer still. She emerges every few years, says what she wants to say, and disappears back to her extra-musical life. She made her debut as a teenager, fronting doom band Thorr's Hammer (formed by Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson) on 1996's
Dommedagsnatt EP, then went un-heard-from for nearly a decade before appearing on 2003's White1, by O'Malley and Anderson's new project, Sunn O))). Here she teams up with noise musician Lasse Marhaug.
>Gang Starr
– Moment Of Truth [Reissue/1998] 3xLP (Virgin)
Released four years after its previous album,
Hard To Earn, Moment Of Truth could be perceived as a comeback, with a newer, updated style of the group's already-established jazz-tinged hip-hop. The album is the group's most commercially successful album to date.
>Generation Of Vipers
– Coffin Wisdom LP (Gilead Media)
A bit of metal and a dash of hardcore blended with hefty dollop of noise-rock.

>The Germs
– Forming [Reissue/1977] 7" (Superior Viaduct)
The Germs' debut 45 is often cited as the first true Los Angeles punk record. "Forming," the first song written by Darby Crash and crudely recorded in guitarist Pat Smear's parents' garage, captures the band's cultish allure and crushing lack of musicianship. The B-side track, "Sex Boy," was recorded live on the set of Cheech & Chong's
Up In Smoke. Limited edition green vinyl.
– Opvs Eponymous [Reissue/2010] 2xLP (Rise Above)
Black metal at its most original and deceiving. Sixth pressing.

>Grateful Dead
– Truckin' Up To Buffalo: July 4, 1989 5xLP (ORG Music)
A classic July 4th Grateful Dead concert is brought to life on audiophile-grade, heavyweight vinyl for this deluxe 5xLP set. Drawn from arguably the band's strongest tour of their last 15 years on the road,
Truckin' Up To Buffalo features the entire concert at Rich Stadium on July 4, 1989. Lacquers were cut by Grammy Award winner, Bernie Grundman. The five LPs come housed in a lavish hardbound vinyl folio-book. Each copy of this limited edition set is individually numbered with a gold-foil stamp.
>Great Lake Swimmers
– A Forest Of Arms LP (Nettwerk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
A Forest Of Arms is the sixth album from Tony Dekker's Great Lake Swimmers and the follow-up to their 2012 Juno Award and Polaris Music Prize nominated New Wild Everywhere. The album is a return to Dekker's naturalistic folk sound, as well as the process of recording in unique and unusual locations, which provided elements for some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded. Those familiar with past Great Lake Swimmers albums will recognize the thematic threads of beauty in the natural world, environmental issues and explorations of close personal ties that hold us together.
– Organ Donor 7" (Hidden Volume)
Philly's amazing mod-soul-organ quartet coming your way with two Stax-style instrumentals in mono.

>Gutter Instinct
– Insurrection LP (Prosthetic)
Gutter Instinct is a death metal band from Helsingborg, Sweden.

>Havah/His Electro Blue Death
– His Electro Blue Death/Havah LP (Maple Death)
Thirty loud and gnarly minutes of blissful tension. Five cold-as-ice tracks on one side by Michele Camorani of La Quiete and Raein, who showcases some deep, deep love for Romagna-made '70s Lombardi amplifiers. On the flip, the Italian trio's sidelong "Tartlas" combines mind-warping loops, death cries and venomous hatred.

– Cosy EP 12" (Headland)
Five easy pieces that reflect on Australian surf-culture of the '70s and hint at an upcoming full-length release.

>Hiatus Kaiyote
– Choose Your Weapon LP (Masterworks)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Second full length album by the Melbourne based Grammy Award nominated band. Stereogum singled them out as a 'Band To Watch' and Giles Peterson (BBC Worldwide) named them 'Breakthrough Artist Of 2013.' Legendary producer/songwriter Salaam Remi handpicked Hiatus Kaiyote as the first signing for his Flying Buddha label. Questlove, Erykah Badu, Pharrell and Prince have gone out of their way to plug the band.

>Howling Hex
– Butterfly b/w Party Shoes 7" (Drag City)
On both sides of the 7", "Butterfly" and "Party Shoes" are compact pop songs with lyric hooks, vocal harmonies, guitar leads, crazy rhythms and themes of love and peace, mixed together into a beguilingly physical sound. The Howling Hex perform a rhythmically deliberate and passionate musical interpretation of the classic Norteno musical styles employing electronic rock instrumentation and bar band warmth. The vibrant cadences of the ranchera, waltz and huapango are voiced by The Howling Hex to create a totally new sound suitable for dancing by the mind and the body.

- Betongbarn 12" (Deranged)
Three new songs and a cover cut through the ever-present tension of daily life to make us scream and fight. All the songs burst with conviction, feeling like revenge on a junior high bully. Hurula knows how to craft a hook, like Hüsker Dü or fellow Swedes Jonas Game or Terrible Feelings. "Ge Oss N
ått Som är Sant" cuts John Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth" in half and morphs it into a rager with classic 1960s girl group-style harmonies.
>International Novelty Gamelan
– Metalphonia 10" (Modern Radio)
If you're not familiar with ING, they're a group of musicians that perform westernized compositions, using the traditional Indonesian instruments of the Javanese gamelan orchestra.

– Las Cosas LP+MP3 (La Castanya)
Solo acoustic guitar excursions from former member of cult band A Room With A View. Far from the displays of technique that would have affected his own artistic growth, Isasa chooses to develop an organic, serene and meditative style that is a relaxed and unhurried experience for the listener and that uses the guitar as its sole expressive vehicle.
Las Cosas projects a spiritual and twilight beauty in the vein of Sir Richard Bishop, John Fahey or Jack Rose.
– Jobriath A.D. LP+DVD (Factory 25)
It's a painful truism that, in arts and culture, the truly radical and visionary – those who kick down doors and widen possibility – are often lost to history, their contributions picked up and carried forth (and often watered down) by people far less gifted. That's certainly the case with the late singer-songwriter Jobriath, the groundbreaking, openly gay, would-be rock & roll star who died of AIDS in 1983 at the age of 37, largely forgotten. Pitched somewhere between David Bowie and cult icon Klaus Nomi, while being wholly original, Jobriath was a brilliant musician and lyricist who was never coy or secretive about his sexuality – not in his professional or personal life – and his frankness may have cost him the career his talent seemingly all but ensured.
Jobriath A.D. collects music from his lost musical Popstar plus a full JOBRIATH documentary on DVD.
>Alice Kemp
– Impregnator Of The Death Mouth 7" (Harbinger Sound)
The first solo vinyl release by this South England multimedia artist who has been active in the field of radical sound and performance art for 20-plus years.

>The Kids
– The Kids [Reissue/1978] LP+MP3 (Radiation Reissues)
Hailing from Antwerp, Belgium, The Kids formed in 1976 to prove to the world that punk was more than just a London vs New York fashion contest. Originally released on the Philips label in 1978, and highly acclaimed as an excellent punk album, the Kids' debut is reissued on vinyl, with two bonus tracks recorded in 1977.

- Väderkvarn b/w Trygghetens Rus 7" (Trouble In Mind)
"Vädkervarn" slithers off the A-side, with a woozy organ line, it's loping groove balanced by the duo's vocal harmonies culled from decades of Sweden's long psychedelic history from Träd Gräs Och Stenar to Düngen. "Tryggheten Rus" rockets off the flip side; a jaunty instrumental replete with bubbling vibes & synth, and scorching pick slides that shimmy's it's way next to Stereolab and Perrey-Kingsley in your record collection.

– If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week LP (Dine Alone)
Debut solo release from Nate Mendel, bassist for Foo Fighters and member of both The Fire Theft and Sunny Day Real Estate. The album was produced by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business) and features a guest appearance from Page Hamilton (Helmet). Vinyl version due May 19.

>The Lookouts
– Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories) LP (Don Giovanni)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Thirty years ago, long before there was such a thing as Gilman Street, Green Day, or the East Bay pop punk explosion, three guys got together in an off-the-grid hippie wilderness known as Spy Rock, at the heart of Northern California's legendary Emerald Triangle. They hooked their amps up to their solar panels, made up a couple songs about living on the backside of nowhere, and The Lookouts were born. Features a young Tre Cool (Green Day), Larry Livermore (co-founder of Lookout! Records) and guest appearances by Operation Ivy/Rancid's Tim Armstrong and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong.

>Love As Laughter
– Lazy Soldier b/w Oasis 7" (Tracks Of Quality)
Sam Jayne (Lync, Beck) and his Love As Laughter have been around since '94 -- during which time, he and James Bertram (Red Stars Theory, Lynch) made
One Foot In The Grave with Beck, eventually landing on Sub Pop, touring with the likes of Modest Mouse, Dinosaur Jr, The Shins, Built To Spill, Les Savy Fav and others. Their new single sounds like the first time you smoked pot and listened to Neil Young and Black Flag simultaneously and it made sense.
– In The Back Of Your Heart LP (Hosehead)
Hook-driven and aggressive power punk featuring members of Chixdiggit and Knucklehead. "Stays strictly within the realm of '77 punk and timeless rock 'n' roll, pairing rippin' guitar riffs with heartfelt singalongs." -- Exclaim!

>Marilyn Manson
– Dancing With The Antichrist LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Rare early recordings by Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids.

>Annique Monet
– Phantom Letters LP (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
Former Worthless guitarists' debut.
Phantom Letters is a look inside Annique Monet's twisted and beautiful world, where you might just see brightly colored banyan trees dripping with honey or hear the inside of a purple nightmare where hexagonal clocks reveal the rise and fall of kings. Annique is lifting the veil for you to share in her aural hallucinations as she plays all instruments on the recording. Bask in the magnificence.
– Big Calm [Reissue/1998] LP (Rhino London-Sire)
Reissue of the trip-hop band's 1998 sophomore album, originally released by Indochina.

>Giorgio Moroder
– Midnight Express [Reissue/1978] LP (The Control Group)
Available on vinyl for first time since its original 1978 release,
Midnight Express is the incredible Giorgio Moroder soundtrack that won both the Oscar and Golden Globe award for Best Soundtrack when it was released.
– Overkill [Reissue/1979] LP+MP3 (Sanctuary)
Motörhead – Bomber [Reissue/1979] LP+MP3 (Sanctuary)
Motörhead – No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith [Reissue/1981] LP+MP3 (Sanctuary)
Motörhead – Iron Fist [Reissue/1982] LP+MP3 (Sanctuary)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of the hard rock band's classic early albums.

>The Mowgli's
– Kids In Love LP (Republic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Mowgli's sophomore album features the single "I'm Good" with its sunny, infectious melody and anthemic chorus. On
Kids In Love, the group teamed up with producer Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Silversun Pickups, Fitz & The Tantrums) as well as their prior collaborators known as Captain Cuts (Smallpools, Tove Lo) and Matt Radosevich (Walk The Moon, One Direction).
>Jason Mraz
– We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Atlantic)
Jason Mraz – Love Is A Four Letter Word [Reissue/2012] 2xLP (Atlantic)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the singer/songwriter's third and fourth albums.

>Nervous Talk
– Nervous Talk LP (Hosehead)
Nervous Talk's debut LP combines '78-'80 Canadian influences like Subhumans and Teenage Heads with more modern sounds. Ten songs combine snotty punk with early power pop so flawlessly that you won't be able to tell if you're listening to The Buzzcocks or Lover!.

>Stevie Nicks
– Crystal Visions: The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (Reprise)
Features songs from her solo career (including her duet with Tom Petty, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," as well as her career with Fleetwood Mac. Clear vinyl.

– Feels Like The First Time 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Previously unreleased broadcast of the seminal free concert at Seattle's Pier 48 in September 1993. Also included is a second Nirvana broadcast of the band's show at The Palace, in Melbourne, Australia on February 2, 1992, with Nirvana showcasing much of what was then their new album,
Nevermind. Finally an additional four tracks from the two appearances Nirvana made on Saturday Night Live are included.
>Jim O'Rourke/PBK
– Unidentified Again 2xLP (Pica Disk)
Synth-based mail collaboration by two long-time worshippers of all things Roland Kayn and David Tudor. Each provides lush audio environments for the other's sounds to live in—living synthetic landscapes with birds, animals of primitive or alien origin, and huge electric storm drones.

>Old Man Gloom
– Meditations In B [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Hydra Head)
Meditations In B. A simpler time. Like Pepperidge Farms, and Little House On The Prairie. Two beautiful young men (Aaron Turner and Santos Montano) set off on their own, in the peak of their sexual virility, to forge a new path in brutally sludgy, crushing, apocalyptic, post-metal, post-hardcore, pre-Y2K, post-math, pre-Friendster, post-rock riffs.
– She's The Kinda Girl 7" (Slovenly)
First new material since their 2008 LP, and the two tracks here are just as demented as their legendary '70s/'80s sessions.

>Tom Petty
– In The Coliseum 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Recorded live in Jacksonville during the summer of 1987.

>The Pixies
– Hollywood Holiday LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
This remarkable release captures The Pixies at their finest, immediately before Christmas 1991, playing a show - broadcast by public radio network KCRW FM -- at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

>Poets of Rhythm
- Path Of Life/Smilin' (While You're Crying) 7" (Daptone)
Long heralded explorers into the twisting frontiers of psychedelic soul jazz, bravely venture forth into newly discovered sonic territories. Both cuts are from the Discern & Define sessions.

>Procol Harum
– Broken Barricades [Reissue/1971] 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Double-LP reissue of Procol Harum's fifth album expanded with bonus tracks and pressed on grey vinyl.

>Purple 7
– Gulf Of The Afterglow LP (Dead Broke)
New release from this band featuring former members of Defiance Ohio, Landlord and Hot New Mexicans.
Gulf Of The Afterglow contains eleven songs of lo-fi indie-pop rock basement-style recordings.
- Oulu On Kaupungin Nimi LP (If Society)
Ninth LP from this long running Finnish punk rock band.

– Loco Live 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
The original tracks were recorded digitally in Barcelona, Spain and overdubbed at Electric Lady Studios in NYC. This was C.J's first recording with the Ramones.

>Rank Strangers
– Ringtones LP (Veto)
New LP from long-running Minneapolis band. Describe the colossal episode that is
Ringtones: (1) Write, record, and perform post-illiterate, crypto-phonic songs that un-connect the dots and utilize the element of surprise. (2) Light a bonfire in the Mariana Trench, blazing black bright as night. (3) Follow the crumbs, solve the mystery, win the prize, capture the flag, then burn it.
– Brand New Kid 7" (Slovenly)
You're gonna need the number of a good oral surgeon once this one is over, guaranteed.

>Red Death
– Red Death 7" (Grave Mistake)
Originally released as a tape in 2014, the first recorded output from this Washington DC band channels the sheer brutality and precision of crossover classics like Animosity, Cause For Alarm, and Best Wishes, without straying too far from the rawness and reckless abandon of hardcore punk.

>Reverend Bizarre
– III: So Long Suckers 4xLP (Svart)
Reverend Bizarre's final opus is a 130-minute juggernaut, thought by many as impossible to fit on vinyl. Well, you thought wrong. Mastered under the supervision of Albert Witchfinder by Joona Lukala, this four-LP package presents the work cut on eight sides of 12-inch vinyl. The set comes with an expanded 20-page booklet and a poster, all packaged in a heavy-duty gold foil stamped box.

>A Room With A View
– Addiction Of Duplicates [Reissue/1999] 2xLP+MP3 (La Castanya)
A Room With A View – Jupiter & Beyond [Reissue/2002] 2xLP+MP3 (La Castanya)
A Room With A View was a band formed by four kids from Madrid that was active from 1997 to 2003. What they are remembered for, their totally unusual live shows and the songs they left written and recorded, frequently clashes with the hopes that were bestowed upon their future: they broke up when they could have become one of the most important bands not only in the Spanish scene, but in the international independent arena.

>Donald Rubenstein
– George A Romero's Martin [OST] [Reissue/1979] LP (Ship To Shore)
Featuring brand new original artwork from Brandon Schaefer this limited marble blood red vinyl LP repress of the soundtrack to George A. Romero's
Martin is not only a must-have for fans of Romero, but also connoisseurs of film scores in general. '"Donald Rubinstein contributes a haunting, melancholy score punctuated with sudden, passionate riffs. It is the perfect accompaniment to this tale of lost souls in a barren, nearly post-apocalyptic environment." -- Roy Frumkes, producer of Street Trash and director of Document Of The Dead.
>Todd Rundgren
– Global LP (Esoteric Antenna)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Todd's latest musical vision is a contemporary fusion of styles -- rock, soul and electronica -- that continues the tradition of boundary-breaking works from this visionary genius.

– Hemisphere [Reissue/1978] LP (Mercury)
Originally released in 1978,
Hemispheres has now been remastered on HQ200gm, heavyweight vinyl at legendary Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters.
>Shampoo Boy
– Crack LP (Blackest Ever Black)
The Vienna-based trio's second LP following 2013's crushing debut Licht, Crack finds Peter Rehberg, Christina Nemec, and Christian Schachinger crafting a powerful alloy of extreme electroacoustic music, luminous ambience, and the mineral fundaments of rock and black metal.

>Sleaford Mods
– Mr. Jolly F**ker b/w Tweet Tweet Tweet 7" (Fourth Dimension)
Sleaford Mods started around 2006 in Nottingham by Jason Williamson. Born out of frustration and by accident, it quickly found its feet as an aggressive attack on all that is contrived and connected to the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment. "Mr. Jolly F**ker" and "Tweet Tweet Tweet" sees the duo continuing their sometimes raucous yet always edgy melding of mean hip-hop beats, often savage poetic observations (think whizzed-out Mark E. Smith) and snarling punk attitude. A full-on kick to the senses inspired by the Sex Pistols, The Last Poets, and '60s garage and soul music.

>Patti Smith
– Dreaming Of The Prophet LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
One of a string of seven sell-out performances Smith gave at the legendary Greenwich Village club Bottom Line in December 1975, these performances were intended as warm-ups for her first major tour of the USA, planned to begin in early 1976 in support of
– Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path 6xLP (Geffen)
26 years of rarities that have appeared as B-sides, album bonus tracks, EPs, soundtracks, compilations and live recordings. Picture disc edition.

– The Darjeeling Limited [2007] 2xLP (Abkco)
The 2007 Wes Anderson film
The Darjeeling Limited starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman is notable for its eclectic soundtrack. Set in India, the film incorporates music from the films of acclaimed director Satyajit Ray, scoring from early Indian Merchant-Ivory films, and hits by The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Peter Sarstedt, and Joe Dassin. HQ-180gm black vinyl.
- Hedwig And The Angry Inch [2014] LP+MP3 (Atlantic)
Hedwig And The Angry Inch Original Broadway Cast Recording, the musical companion to the eight-time TONY-nominated show starring Neil Patrick Harris. The release comes fifteen years after Atlantic released the cast recording for the original production in 1999 and thirteen years following Atlantic's release of the original motion picture soundtrack for the film incarnation. The album is produced by Hedwig composer Stephen Trask, Tony Award nominated sound designer and platinum-selling record producer Tim O Heir, and the production's music director Justin Craig.
– Song One LP (Phineas Atwood)
Featuring Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice, Anne Hathaway, Sharon Van Etten, plus many more.

– While We're Young LP (Milan)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Tracks by Lionel Richie, A Tribe Called Quest, Haim, David Bowie are interspersed with James Murphy's (LCD Soundsystem) original score.

>The Splits
– II LP (Dirtnap)
The Splits and their new LP defy easy classification. They are the kind of band that can be well received at hardcore fests, and then turn around and go on tour with garage/punk bands. There are definite dark undertones and a slight post-punk influence to their music and lyrics, but this is still far more aggressive and stripped down than the sounds of the currently fashionable goth-revival thing. The band lists some of their favorites as Poison Idea, Testors, Dead Moon, Pagans, Wipers, Marked Men, and Varuas, all of which make sense after listening to
>Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
– Live At The Main Point 1975: Volume 1 LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Live At The Main Point 1975: Volume 2 LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
The words "legendary," "seminal" and "classic" are very often over-used in the heated hyperbole that surround rock concerts in general and Bruce Springsteen gigs in particular. They lead to overblown phrases such as essential for every fan and one of his greatest ever shows. This recording of a concert Bruce and the E-Street Band played in Philadelphia in February 1975 really is that of a legendary Springsteen show, a seminal moment in his career, a classic performance and an essential part of any fan's library of The Boss' work.

>Jake Starr And The Delicious Fullness/Thee Lexington Arrows
– Smokey, Dusty & Sultry 7" (Hidden Volume)
Jake Starr and the Delicious Fullness is plain ole fashioned high-octane, garage rock & roll.

Suffering Mind – Messiah Of Extermination LP (Give Praise)
Mandatory for the true grindcore seeker.

– The Deal 2xLP (Sige)
Sumac is a new band comprised of Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom), Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists), and Brian Cook (Russian Circles).
The Deal is Sumac's debut album, released on CD earlier this year by Profound Lore. Sige now presents a deluxe double-LP version in a custom letterpress printed LP jacket and O-card, with design by Aaron Turner and artwork by Faith Coloccia.
>Sweet Madness
– Made In Spokane: 1978-1981 Volume 2 LP (Sweet Madness)
Featuring fifteen previously unreleased songs many of which clock in at about two minutes each. Previous press for
Made In Spokane: 1978 - 1981: "Catalyst stars. Supplies a tasty straddle from where quick punk and new wave coalesce. From this band a vigorous, spiky DIY outbreak would spring" -- The Big Takeover. "Sharp, hyper-driven new wave pop that sounds distinctively ahead of its time, yet impossibly fresh and exhilarating today." -- The Sun Break
– Everybody Loves Chris LP+MP3 (Melters)
The eleven tracks on
Everybody Loves Chris are as gorgeous, eclectic, catchy, and stoned as they come. Recorded in various studios, beds, and hotel rooms around the Bay Area, this LP magnifies Chris McVicker's beautifully fucked pop vision into clear focus, letting the rest of us unworthy souls bask in the glow of truly weird indie-pop euphoria.
>Terrible Feelings
– Tremors LP (Deranged)
For the last six years, Malmö, Sweden's Terrible Feelings have been blazing a trail of power pop meets
Killed By Death punk.
– Sprinter LP+MP3 (Partisan)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Following her self-titled debut in 2013, Torres pushes herself to even noisier extremes on
Sprinter, a punishing self-examination of epic spiritual and musical proportions. Scott escaped the confines of her churning mind in order to find herself by recording in the market town of Bridport in Dorset, England; and then at the Bristol studio of Portishead's Adrian Adrian Utley. With his guitar riffs and synthesizers lingering in the background like a lowland mist and PJ Harvey's Robert Ellis and Ian Olliver on rhythm—the two fortuitously reuniting 23 years after the release of Dry.
- Kukkia Kaamoksesta LP (If Society)
Catchy, melodic hardcore from Finland.

>Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
– Mind Control [Reissue/2013] 2xLP (Rise Above)
Sixteenth pressing/red vinyl. Within
Mind Control's blood soaked grooves you will hear shocking tales of bizarre desert ceremonies, religious brainwashing and drug inspired mass slaughter! Imagine the original Alice Cooper band jamming in a cell with early Black Sabbath and the Stooges, whilst sitting on murder charges and you may get a glimpse into their fuzzed up world of exploding tube amps and cymbal smashing mayhem.
>John Vanderslice
– Mass Suicide Occult Figurines [2000] LP+MP3 (Native Sound)
Reissue of Vanderslice's first album, originally issued by Barsuk on CD, but never released on vinyl. Grounded in the guitars and traditional rock structure of his previous band, MK Ultra,
Mass Suicide Occult Figurines serves as a preface to the quirkier and more experimental of his future releases, known for the oftentimes-political lyrical undertones, inventive and experimental takes on pop.
>Various Artists
- Taboo: Volume 1 - An Exploration Into The Exotic World Of Taboo 10" (Stag-O-Lee)
Stag-O-Lee inaugurates its Journey To The Centre Of The Song series, dedicated to celebrating one song at a time in its many guises and interpretations, with
Taboo. The classic "Tabu" was written by Margarita Lecuona (also responsible for "Babalu," a classic as well), a cousin of the famous Cuban composer and pianist Ernesto Lecuona. "Tabú" (also recorded as "Tabou," "Tabu," and "Taboo") is a jazz and popular music standard that was first recorded by Cuarteto Machín in 1934 and later made popular by the Lecuona Cuban Boys (included here) and others.
>Vatican Shadow/Cut Hands
– Vatican Shadow/Cut Hands LP (Handmade Birds)
The pair on the same 12" is a landmark for noise aficionados. The original files used by Vatican Shasow (Side A: "We Hunger") and Cut Hands (Side B: "For Last & Forever") are selected from Azar Swan's
And Blow Us A Kiss (2014, Zoo Music) and reworked into beat-driven melodic noise compositions. HQ-180gm color vinyl.
>Stevie Ray Vaughan
– The King's Head LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
This radio broadcast comes from The King's Head Inn, a tiny venue popular with students near the Old Dominion University campus, in Norfolk, Virginia, that could accommodate barely 100 people. Luckily, local radio station WNOR was on hand to preserve this storming performance made on July 20
th, 1980 by the soon-to-become-legendary blues guitarist.
– Black Metal [Reissue/1982] LP (Sanctuary)
Black vinyl reissue of out of print classic 1982 album from Venom.

>Tom Waits
– My Father's Place 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
This superb live recording is from late 1977 at legendary NYC venue My Father's Place.

>The Waterboys
– This Is The Sea [Reissue/1985] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP repressing of The Waterboys third studio album, originally released in 1985.
This Is The Sea was the last of their "Big Music" albums. Considered by critics to be the finest album of their early rock-oriented sound, described as "epic" and "a defining moment," it was the first Waterboys album to enter the United Kingdom charts, peaking at #37.
>White Hills
– Walks For Motorists LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. White Hills are one of the most legendary acts in psychedelic rock today.
Walks For Motorists is the band's definitive statement, showcasing a new intensity for the band, emphasizing rhythm and groove. Possibly surprising to fans familiar with the Hawkwindian guitar squall of earlier albums, the songs on Walks For Motorists began as a keyboard melody or bass line, and several songs on the album don't even feature guitar at all. This is propulsive, open music, surreal to its core but made to inspire people to get out of their seats and move.
– Wire LP (Pink Flag)
Wire's new album (the band's thirteenth LP overall) is an eponymous affair that makes it nearly impossible to Google search for a description. However, according to a press release, the majority of the 11-track album was written with "an album in mind, but toured extensively first, as well as songs that (singer-guitarist Colin) Newman introduced to the group in the studio just prior to recording." The release goes on to add that Wire the album is "full of swooning pop melodies with a '60s tinge and an irresistible, near motorik rhythmic momentum. One can recognize certain melodic inflections, guitar and bass motifs, and drum rhythms from Wire's idiosyncratic vocabulary but it has a remarkable freshness."

– Little Games [Reissue/1967] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing sourced from the original mono masters. The only Yardbirds LP recorded entirely with Jimmy Page as a member, this 1967 album (which featured musical assistance from Page's future Led Zeppelin co-hort John Paul Jones) is a Yardbirds classic and Zeppelin blueprint.

>Dwight Yoakam
– Second Hand Heart LP+MP3 (WB) Second Hand Heart was self-produced by Yoakam, and reflects where he's been, but even more so, where he's going. The album takes the pioneering honky-tonker back to Warner Bros./Reprise, where he began his major-label recording career 30 years ago. Yoakam's distinctive, supple vocals, accented with his Kentucky croon, sound as strong today as they did on his debut, 1985's Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc.
>ZZ Top
– Lucky 13: USA 1980 LP (Rock Classics)
Recorded live during the East coast leg of their breakthrough 1980 tour.
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>Various Artists – The Best Of Trojan Dub Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
>Various Artists – The Best Of Trojan Reggae Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
vVarious Artists – The Best Of Trojan Roots Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
>Various Artists – The Best Of Trojan Rocksteady Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
>Various Artists – The Best Of Trojan Ska Volume I LP (Sanctuary)
First wave in a series of LPs celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records in the US. Includes classics from Joe Gibbs & The Professionals, The Observers & King Tubby, Desmond Dekker & The Aces, Lee Perry, The Upsetters, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, The Skatalites, Alton Ellis & The Flames, and many more.
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>Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
– Henry's Dream [Reissue1992] LP+MP3 (Mute)
– Murder Ballads [Reissue1995] 2xLP+MP3 (Mute)
HQ-180gm vinyl re-presses now available.
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>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.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
10,000 Maniacs
– Twice Told Tales LP (Cleopatra)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A full-length album of inspired interpretations of traditional British Isle folk songs. Vinyl version due May 12.

Joshua Abrams
– Magnetoconception 2xLP (Eremite)
Magnetoconception is Abrams' first large-scale work on vinyl, the fullest measure yet of his sound world and his explorations of the guimbri, a three-stringed North African bass lute.
Alessandro Alessandroni
– Killer Nun [OST/1979] LP (Death Waltz)
Like the film, Alessandroni's musical score is a strange one, opening with a religious choir and heavy piano notes. You might think that's pretty standard for a movie like this, so Alessandroni starts messing with you by injecting some proto hip-hop beats with flutes and synth melodies. Things get stranger the further you get in as we have dissonant electronics that sound like chiptunes, funk beats, chilled electric guitar, and interludes of operatic vocals. And then there's the amazing downbeat guitar piece that sounds straight out of a spaghetti western.

Ishan Al Munzer
– Belly Dance Disco EP 12" (Fortuna)
Intense belly-dance disco workout from Lebanon.

Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott
– The Chopin Project LP (Mercury Classics)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Award-winning Icelandic pop/classical musician Ólafur Arnalds (composer of the score for TV series
Broadchurch) has always loved the piano music of Frédéric Chopin, but he d grown weary of the uniform and standardized perfection of recordings. "There has been no re-invention of the way Chopin's music has been presented since recording began, and I was longing for someone to come along and try something different. And one day, on a long flight to London, I thought: why don't I do it myself?" And thus, in partnership with the acclaimed German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott, The Chopin Project was born.
Asian Women On The Telephone
– You Have Reached Your Destination LP (Feeding Tube)
AWOTT are near the vanguard of some very happening sounds emanating from the Russian sub-underground. Random sonic factors this time include blaring Contortions-oid sax/bass skronk-lock, unexpected blurts of glitch, air raid panic, Japanese thump-mannerisms, and lots of other glub, all placed amidst a frame that is decisively Eastern Bloc. It makes for a splendid roil.

The Beach Boys
– Carl And The Passions "So Tough" [Reissue/1972] LP (Capitol)
With the addition of drummer Ricky Fataar and guitarist Blondie Chaplin to the lineup, The Beach Boys entered a period of surprisingly earthy arrangements, obviously based on what they'd been hearing on cooler outlets like FM radio and AOR.
So Tough cycles through all manner of roots-based rock.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
- Musique De Film Imaginé LP (A. Records)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Musique De Film Imaginé (music for film imagined) is a soundtrack that pays homage to the great European film directors of the late '50s and '60s, such as François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard (to name but two), created by Anton Newcombe on behalf of the Brian Jonestown Massacre for an imaginary French film. Guests on this daring symphonic experience are French chanteuse and multi-instrumentalist SoKo and Italian actress, singer and director Asia Argento.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
– Henry's Dream [Reissue1992] LP+MP3 (Mute)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads [Reissue1995] 2xLP+MP3 (Mute)
HQ-180gm vinyl re-presses now available.

Canned Heat
– Carnegie Hall 1971 LP (Cleopatra)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Blues rock icons Canned Heat teamed up with blues legend John Lee Hooker for the classic 1971 double album
Hooker 'N' Heat and embarked on a subsequent historic tour together that has been captured here.
Sarah Mary Chadwick
– 9 Classic Tracks LP+MP3 (Siltbreeze)
Sarah Mary Chadwick is back with her second official full-length release following her debut solo LP
Eating For Two (2012). While preserving her distinctive traits of bare-skinned honesty and visceral delivery, 9 Classic Tracks sees Chadwick venture into decidedly more lush territory-her unmistakably raw vocals present this time through a Vaseline filter and with an air of reflection indicative of both artistic growth and intimate evolution.
Chrome Cranks
– Chrome Cranks [Reissue/1994] LP (HoZac)
A 20th anniversary reissue of the debut album from NYC (by way of Cincinnati) dirt-blues champs.

Alice Coltrane
– Universal Consciousness [Reissue/1971] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Vinyl repressing of this digitally remastered album by the jazz great. Originally released on Impulse in 1971,
Universal Consciousness is a major turning point in Alice Coltrane's momentous career. While her previous albums pushed the limits of spiritual free-jazz and featured much of her late husband's band, Universal Consciousness expands the harpist/pianist's compositional palette with organ and strings (working with Ornette Coleman).
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.

Andy Crespo
– Two Cigarettes Kissing LP (Feeding Tube)
A berserk set of splattered electronics/strings/feedback.

Marie Davidson
– Un Autre Voyage LP (Holodeck)
Intimate solo work by one of Montréal's foremost electronic artists in contemporary pop. The handling of synthesizers and drum machines by his long-time member of Les Momies Del Palerme, Hotoel Monochrome, DKMD and Essaie Pas coalesces in synchronized harmony, punctuated by Davidson's hypnotic vocal delivery, sung and spoken in French and English.

Devil Worshipper
– Devil Worshipper LP (Holy Mountain)
Imagine a version of Julio Cortzar's
The Night Face Up where there is no motorcycle crash and no series of dreams about trying to outrun Aztec warriors determined to capture you for human sacrifice. There is still darkness in this story-the darkness of living in post-Reagan America, existential dread, the futility of living one's dreams and still waking up every day. Devil Worshipper is the dream that swirls and reflects landscapes in chrome as snakes dance in your spine. Blistering solos that wouldn't be out of place on a Helios Creed or The Mike Gunn LP draw the night sky as a steady, hypnotic rhythm paints the lines dividing the highway out of here.
El Diablitos
– Come Hell Or High Water LP (Too Good)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The trio El Diablitos, heavily influenced in Americana, roots, surf, rock and spaghetti westerns, formed in Portland Oregon around guitarist and San Francisco native Tony Guerrero, drummer Don Vito Griswold from Eastern Oregon and Texan bassist Brett Bilillo Edelen. "El Diablitos is fronted by San Francisco's native son Tony Guerrero who absolutely shreds on guitar with a reverb-bathed Link Wray sound that has been cooked in the Latin infused cultural melting pot of 'The Bay'." -- Chris King

– Get Em Up 12" (Tru Thoughts)
In the creation of this new music, Dizz1 – aka Melbourne based Dave Norris – set out with a mission to explore progressive, long-building, deep dance music arrangements in a hip-hop context and tempo, with the idea of getting his favorite MCs to spit over beats that were far from the conventional looped bars, making for a hypnotic yet punchy and accessible sound.

Ramin Djawadi
– Game Of Thrones (Music From The HBO Series Season 3) 2xLP (Silva Screen)
Djawadi's score for
Game of Thrones Series 3 is integral to the fabric of the show with choir and orchestra counter-balanced by percussion and rhythmically driven sounds from the world music arena. His creative use of sound effects adds mystery and allure to this epic fantasy of political and sexual intrigue.
Brigth Engelberts & The B.E. Movement
– Tolambo Funk LP (Hot Casa)
A killer and obscure rare Afro-funk album from an unknown Cameroonese bass player and lead singer. Recorded in EMI studio in Lagos in 1978, the sound definitely has echoes of the soul funk American scene mixed with deep Afro harmonies, great horn section and tremendous percussion.

The Eye Of Time
– Anti LP+MP3 (Denovali)
The Eye of Time is the solo project of French musician Marc Euvrie, whose musical development is deeply connected with the French DIY punk and hardcore scene although he has been classically trained as well. With his new album,
Anti, four letters take us to the most extreme and darkest recesses of the mind, influenced by the likes of Third Eye Foundation, Portishead, Neurosis, DJ Shadow, Björk, Sigur Rós, Edvard Grieg, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Areski + Brigitte Fontaine
- Je Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme [Reissue/1973] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Following their groundbreaking collaboration with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Comme … la Radio, Areski and Brigitte Fontaine began recording almost exclusively together as a duo. Originally released in 1973,
Je Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme is their first record billed under both names. Deeply rooted in North African and European folk traditions, the album features evocative vignettes with breezy vocals and minimal accompaniment of classical guitar, strings and woodwinds.
Frisk Frugt
– Den Europæiske Spejlbue 2xLP (Tambourhinocerous)
Den Europæiske Spejlbue (translation: The European Mirror-Arch) consists of 12 orchestral collages revolving around the study of songs in Danish matched up with what you could call European world music.
Gleaming Spires
– Songs Of The Spires [Reissue/1981] LP (Futurismo)
Songs Of the Spires, the 1981 debut album by Los Angeles' Gleaming Spires is plucked from time tasting as zingy as a freshly baked lemon meringue pie. This forgotten gem is a cocktail of catchy melodies and skewed humour resulting in an exciting and delightfully bizarre strain of new wave.

Thee Gravemen
– Monster Blues LP (Heptown)
Low-down sleazy trash 'n' roll.

– Room LP (Kitsuné)
French label Kitsuné turns punkedelic with Heat's new EP. "The sound of Heat is all at once fresh and familiar. Equally calling to mind the 1970s proto-punk of New York City and the sprawling psychedelia of 90s UK shoegaze, it's a sound that is infused with youthful attitude and is altogether self-assured at it's core. A call to arms to the tune of weaving guitars and baritone crooning, this Montreal four-piece has been turning heads and catching ears worldwide." – UnRated Entertainment

– Greatest Love Songs 666 [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (The End)
HIM – Razorblade Romance [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (The End)
HIM – Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (The End)
HIM – Love Metal [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (The End)
Deluxe expanded vinyl reissues of the Finnish alt/dark rock band's first four albums.

Steve Jansen & Richard Barbieri
– Lumen LP (Kscope)
A recording from November 1, 1996 of the only Steve Jansen/Richard Barbieri concert ever performed to date. Featuring songs from the duo's
Stone To Flesh and Stories Across Borders albums, Jansen and Barbieri were joined on stage by Mick Karn and Steven Wilson.
Jupiter Jax
– Visions LP (100% Silk)
"Jupiter Jax is about ethereal music." Deep planetary Italo disco moods dissolved through overcast city voids, haunted by the heartbeat of melancholic early Chicago jack. See beyond the walls.

Mark Knopfler
– Tracker 2xLP (Verve)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Ninth solo album from the British guitarist, singer/songwriter and former Dire Straits mainman.
Tracker features eleven new Knopfler songs inspired by a wide range of subjects including authors Beryl Bainbridge and Basil Bunting.
– Backyards LP (Independent Project)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Multi-instrumentalist Henry Frayne crafts musical landscapes interweaving layers of warm, instrumental sonic tapestries. For Frayne, the inception of
Backyards began nearly a decade ago, and is a culmination of his career as a versatile musician best known for blending genres and bending guitar styles to create layers of airy overtones.
Francisco Lopez
– Untitled #300 LP (Taiga)
Untitled #300 was created from multi-track field recordings made in the Chafarinas Islands off the coast of Morocco in the summer of 2011. Side A was created from recordings of a large seagull colony; side B from hydrophone and contact mic recordings of very small shrimp-like crustaceans, dolphin sonar, and occasional fish; both sides were mixed and edited freely to go beyond a traditional "soundscape" perspective.
Bob Marley
– The Lee 'Scratch' Perry Masters LP (Goldenlane)
This historic compilation features newly remixed and remastered Bob Marley And The Wailers tracks from the original Lee 'Scratch' Perry Masters culled from their legendary recording sessions together at Randy's in Jamaica circa 1970-1971.

- Valis LP (The Flenser)
Valis is the first proper Mastery full-length and the most extreme record The Flenser has ever released. As its name and sigil demands, Mastery is a vessel to ascend the partial mind -- one impulsive and chaotic, the other of collected illumination. A meditation unto the subconscious. The black metal entity is the product of mastermind Ephemeral Domignostika (Pale Chalice, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis, Horn of Dagoth). Limited second vinyl LP pressing with new cover art.

Shawn David McMillen
– On The Clock With JJ And Mitch LP (12xU)
Austin-via-Galveston TX guitarist/vocalist/sound artist Shawn David McMillen has been on the periphery of whatever US underground thing you're supposed to give a f**k about for the better part of the last decade; he's released a couple of terrific solo albums for New York's Tompkins Square label, logged time in Austin's power-psych demolition artists Rubble, appeared on split recordings alongside Jack Rose, Steve Gunn and Pete Walker, and collaborated with Charalambides' Tom Carter.

– Plot Defender LP (Type)
Fires the influence of vintage electro and early bleep techno through an arsenal of barely-working gear to create a sound that's as grubby as Wolf Eyes but with the unmistakable slap of late '80s Detroit.

Alva Noto
– Xerrox 3 2xLP (Raster Noton)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Inspired by childhood film memories from the 1970s, this is his most personal work -- described as a "cinematographic emotion of a soundtrack to a film that actually does not exist in reality... I have to admit that this emotional output is a surprise even to myself."

– Nun LP (HoZac)
Nun—one of the most powerful bands Melbourne has ever produced, presents their dark-yet-somehow-vibrant vision of electronic pop with their debut self-titled album. Nun's sound flows from sinister drone-orgy and hyperkinetic synth-punk to saturated new wave worship by incorporating huge, gnarling basslines, shimmering analogue synthesizer, punishing drum machine and the most malevolent vocal presence since the Dalek.

Gary Panter and Devin Flynn
– Devin & Gary Go Outside LP (Feeding Tube)
Expanded vinyl edition of 2008 set. Weird and psychedelic in a vague, bad-trippy sort of way.

Peach Kelli Pop
– Peach Kelli Pop III LP+MP3 (Burger)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Peach Kelli Pop's third album of sticky bubblegum pop hits. "Deftly crafted pop... hooky as hell & to the point... sweet yet detached." – Pitchfork

Alain Peters
- Rest' La Maloya LP (Moi J'connais)
Alain Peters is one of the best-kept secrets in the music scene of the Indian Ocean and beyond. His music is unique: a blend of Creole blues, maloya and international folk. Peters travelled through the '70s and the '80s like a shooting star, alone or with a band, with his Sahelian lute, his reel-to-reel tape recorder, firewater and ill-fated genius. He died in 1995, aged 43. Poet, musician, singer and melody-maker, he left behind a handful of sublime songs that are gathered here for the first time on vinyl.

Glenn Phillips
– Lost At Sea [Reissue/1975] 2xLP (Feeding Tube)
Deluxe expanded reissue of 1975 album -- one of the best homemade prog LPs of the era. Hints of McLaughlin, Zappa, and Duane Allman all manage to coexist in an instrumental jungle that is dense, angular, and boss. Includes an extra LP featuring demos and live recordings.

Piano Interrupted
– The Unified Field Reconstructed LP (Denovali)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Piano Interrupted is the brainchild of London-based pianist and composer Tom Hodge and French electronic producer Franz Kirmann. Their working process involves digital manipulation of musical phrases on the piano, or any sounds that the pair find interesting to sample and process sonically.

– Instrumentals LP (PRhyme)
PRhyme is a collaboration between producer DJ Premier and emcee Royce Da 5'9''. All nine DJ Premier tracks are presented here as instrumentals on this release.

Pye Corner Audio
– Pye Corner Audio 10" (Death Waltz)
Mystery abounds; the hiss and buzz of old machinery envelops you—the voyage has begun and you have awoken from cryogenic slumber. Welcome to 2080. A doom-laden synthesizer riff takes control and guides you with unerring precision, the inevitably incredible beat providing weight and heft along the way. Electronic screeches echo in the darkness, suddenly silenced.

– Forever 4xLP (Hollywood)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl.
Queen Forever celebrates the extraordinary musical path of one of the world's greatest rock bands. Features three previously unreleased Queen tracks featuring late singer Freddie Mercury. Also includes the The Queen and Michael Jackson duet, "There Must Be More to Life Than This," which began as a song written by Mercury during sessions for Queen's 1981 album, Hot Space.
Raw Poetic & K-Def
– Cool Convos In Quantum Speech LP (Redefinition)
"One of hip-hop's most slept on emcees Raw Poetic (of Panacea and Restoring Poetry In Music) recently teamed up with producer K-Def on
Cool Convos In Quantum Speech. Raw Poetic never strays too far away from jazz-underlined production and that still applies for Cool Convos. What makes the emcee so tantalizingly raw with his microphone abilities comes from his natural groove that emulates through his technical but always honey-like flow. K-Def provides drum breaks and jazzy melodies with minor elements of spacey ambiance to create a semi-futuristic vibe." – HipHopSpeakeasy
– Decay 7" (HoZac)
Another crucial Australian single, from the blackend depths of minimal synth hysteria, rooted in an electronic nightmare set to overlapping Throbbing Gristle compositions.

– Beetlejuice [Reissue/1988] LP (Geffen)
Original soundtrack to the hit motion picture starring Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis. The
Beetlejuice soundtrack, first released in 1988 on LP, features most of the score (written and arranged by Danny Elfman) from the film.
– Rocky [Original Motion Picture Score] [Reissue/1976] LP (Capitol)
Repress of the score from the 1976 film, composed by Bill Conti.

Ssleeping Desiress
– Ssleeping Desiress LP (Onderstroom)
Coldwave/darkwave debut from San Francisco-based producer Gabriel Ramos. "Being freshly exposed to Suicide and Arthur Russell was very inspirational to begin recording music on my own... I try and incorporate a late '70s punk vibe, a marriage of dub and krautrock repetition and cavernous space."

The Sueves
– Liquid Hounds 7" (HoZac)
"Chicago is clearly in the midst of a new rock'n roll revival, with floods of great new young bands ripping up the spots on a weekly basis, and rising to the top of that immense heap, are The Sueves. Punishing static hiss coupled with tough-as-nails riffs, careen down a belligerent groove, with immense, crushing noise that comes right to a halt, only to resume with even more thunder." – Victim Of Time

– Bruised Music Volume One LP (Grave Mistake)
The recordings compiled here cover Tenement's output on record between the years 2006 to 2009. The influence of '80s punk is strong, likening the style of The Descendents or The Replacements.

Twilight Ritual
– Ritual LP (Onderstroom)
First vinyl release of Belgian minimal synth masters debut, originally released in 1982 in a tiny cassette edition.

The Unthanks
– Mount The Air 2xLP (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.

Various Artists
– The Best Of Trojan Dub Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
Various Artists – The Best Of Trojan Reggae Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
Various Artists – The Best Of Trojan Roots Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
Various Artists – The Best Of Trojan Rocksteady Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
Various Artists – The Best Of Trojan Ska Volume I LP (Sanctuary)
First wave in a series of LPs celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records in the US. Includes classics from Joe Gibbs & The Professionals, The Observers & King Tubby, Desmond Dekker & The Aces, Lee Perry, The Upsetters, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, The Skatalites, Alton Ellis & The Flames, and many more.

Various Artists
– Devil Got My Woman: 16 Classic Blues Songs From 1927-1937 LP (Hi Horse)
This unique album collection contains 16 classic blues songs from the 1920s and 1930s including the title track "Devil Got My Woman" by Skip James and 15 more songs by other great blues singers including Charley Patton, Willie Brown, Blind Black, Ma Rainey, and more.

Various Artists
– We Jam By Condos LP (Monofonus Press)
Austin label Monofonus Press releases a new compilation of bands from its hometown, including Spray Paint, S U R V I V E, Hidden Ritual and more.

Sonny Vincent/Rocket From The Crypt
– Vintage Piss LP (Swami)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Vintage Piss is the baby whose seed was planted on the 2003 Rocket From The Crypt US tour, which also paired some members of the band with legendary 1970s New York outta control rock 'n' roller Sonny Vincent. After the Swami release of Vincent's previous band Testors' Complete Discography, Speedo (John Reis), Ruby Mars (Mario Rubalcaba) and The Notorious ND (Andy Stamets) served as the man's backing band and slashed through his Testors repertoire resulting in a primo barrage of 1970s neo-proto-punk.
Chuky Waggs & The Company Of Raggs
– Low Road Ramble LP/Cassette (Let's Pretend)
Chucky Waggs is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter based out of the hills of Eureka Springs, AR who's influences range from early American roots music, as well as early punk and rock & roll, as well as early American folk songs.
Low Road Ramble has a more cohesive approach to songwriting with an emphasis on performance. It offers an intimacy and a sense of humor, while including more of the style and energy of a live show.
– Barricade 3 [Reissue/1976] 2xLP (Superior Viaduct)
ZNR was the French duo of Hector Zazou and Joseph Racaille (hence, Zazou 'n' Racaille) active in the mid to late '70s. Their 1976 debut,
Barricade 3, is an anti-pop masterpiece that truly defies categorization; it makes perfect sense that ZNR appears on the infamous Nurse With Wound list. Featuring an array of seemingly dichotomous instruments (piano, synthesizers, woodwinds, electric guitar and more) as well as genuinely bizarre vocals, the album is composed of 15 odd experiments using a loose framework of analog electronics, avant-garde rock, jazz influences, and post-structuralist work.
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THE ARCS - Stay In My Corner b/w Tomato Can 7" (Nonesuch)
Inspired by the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao BOXING MATCH ON SATURDAY, May 2nd, The Arcs will release a 7" with the songs "Stay In My Corner" b/w "Tomato Can."

The Arcs is a new project from producer/musician Dan Auerbach.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
16 Horsepower
- Folklore [Reissue/2002] LP (Volkoren)
16 Horsepower - Olden [Reissue/2003] LP (Volkoren)
Folklore is 16 Horsepower's fourth album, originally released in 2002 on Glitterhouse. As hinted to by its name, most of the material on the album is drawn from traditional folk music. Only four of the songs ("Hutterite Mile," "Blessed Persistence," "Beyond The Pale" and "Flutter") on the album are original 16 Horsepower compositions. Recorded before their break up, Olden is divided into three sections, with each section separated by two short interviews with David Eugene Edwards, the band's vocalist and lead musician. The first seven tracks were recorded at the Night Owl Studio in Denver in 1993, and are referred to as the "Night Owl Studio Sessions." The following six songs were recorded at Kerr Macy studio in Denver in 1994. The last six songs are live recordings from their session at the Mercury Cafe in Denver in 1994.
Anaal Nathrakh
- Domine Non Es Dignus [Reissue/2004] LP (Back On Black)
Anaal Nathrakh - Domine Non Es Dignus [Reissue/2006] LP (Back On Black)
Anaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose -- to be the soundtrack for armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes.

Apoptygma Berzerk
– Unicorn EP [2002] LP (Artoffakt)
Apoptygma Berzerk – Imagine There's No Lennon [2009] 2xLP (Artoffakt)
Originally released on
Harmonizer in 2002 as a duet with Propaganda's Claudia Brucken, "Unicorn" is one of Apoptygma Berzerk's standout songs, still ubiquitous in clubs, and a fan favorite at Apop shows. Artoffact Records presents the Unicorn EP, originally released as a European bonus disc to the Harmonizer DVD, on vinyl for the first time. Their live album, Imagine There's No Lennon, was recorded in 2009 on the Rocket Science tour and was previously only available as a CD/DVD. This vinyl version includes all of the Lennon CD tracks presented on a gorgeous extra-wide spine gatefold double-LP. (Limited copies of both titles pressed on color vinyl.)
As It Is
– Never Happy Ever After LP (Fearless)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Brighton-via-Minneapolis pop-rockers.

Joseph Bauer
– Deadgirl [2008] LP (VCR)
Joseph Bauer's original score to one of the most brutal independent horror movies of the last five years,
Deadgirl (2008), is now available for the first time on vinyl. Music sourced from the master recordings as provided by the composer. Limited HQ-180gm two-tone vinyl LP pressing.
Brand New
– Deja Entendu [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Triple Crown)
Standard edition double-vinyl reissue. Like the RSD 2015 version, this is rather limited.

– To Release Is To Resolve LP (Cen)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The West Virginia's cult groove metallers return with their fifth album.

Carpathian Forest
– Defending The Throne Of Evil [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Back On Black)
Carpathian Forest is one of a few legends surviving in today's true Norwegian black metal scene that have stayed true to their origins.

Terry Clark/Thelonious Monk
– In Orbit [Reissue/1958] LP (Fantasy)
Thelonious Monk, in addition to all his other notable qualities, was actually one of Riverside's most valuable talent scouts, recommending trumpeter Clark Terry in addition to many other future jazz stars. The astoundingly adept trumpeter was always greatly appreciated by Monk, who quickly accepted the invitation to accompany Terry on this occasion. It was an album full of firsts and rarities: Monk's only Riverside appearance as a sideman; the first of Terry's many recordings on flugelhorn; the first of a great many Riverside dates for the great bassist Sam Jones; and the only occasion on which Monk and drummer Philly Joe Jones recorded together.

Joe Crow
– Compulsion [Reissue/1982] 12" (Dark Entries)
Joe Crow is a post-punk musician from Birmingham, England. He was a member of legendary Brum band The Prefects, and hung on long enough after the name-change to appear on a couple of early Nightingales singles. In 1981 Joe began his solo career and recorded a two-song demo "Compulsion" and "Absent Friends." Joe sent copies of the finished recordings to Cherry Red, who thanks to Lawrence of Felt, ended up releasing the single in 1982. An edited version of the single would later appear on the compilation
Pillows & Prayers that collected songs that originated as 45s or EPs. Martin Gore of Depeche Mode subsequently covered "Compulsion" on his Counterfeit EP in 1989 forever solidifying its status in the cannon of UK melancholic synth pop.
– From Filthy Tongue Of Gods And Griots [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Ici D'ailleurs)
From Filthy Tongue Of Gods And Griots is built on the noisy pairing of Oktopus' grimy beats and Dälek's raspy flow. On "Spiritual Healing," race and religion are viciously dissected as Dälek's spooky, spider-web verbals interweave with guitar feedback and a rumbling bass line. The chillingly beautiful "Speak Volumes" finds an eerie church organ creeping through D's gravel-crunching critique of underground hip-hop's booty-ness.
– Claw LP (Northern Spy)
Claw is the first album by Dama/Libra, a collaboration between Joel RL Phelps and G. Stuart Dahlquist, recorded over an 18-month period between 2011 and 2013, and is a lush composition teeming with a quiet intensity, subtle beauty, and pulsating with moments of raw, emotional catharsis.
Dance Gavin Dance
– Instant Gratification LP+CD (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on color vinyl. New album from the screamo/funk/experimental alt rockers.

Danko Jones
– I'm Alive & On Fire [Reissue/2001] LP (MRI Associated)
Danko Jones – Born A Lion [Reissue/2002] LP (MRI Associated)
Danko Jones – We Sweat Blood [Reissue/2003] LP (MRI Associated)
Danko Jones – Sleep Is The Enemy [Reissue/2006] LP (MRI Associated)
Over the course of his career, Danko Jones has forged a singular brand of rock 'n' roll that draws equally from the blues, '60s garage, '70s hard rock and power-pop, '80s hardcore, '90s indie rock and Scandinavian metal -- not to mention classic stand-up comedy records -- without ever being fully defined by any of those sources. But while built from the same rudiments, each Danko Jones record has possessed a distinct sonic identity and attitude.

– Voodoo [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Virgin)
th anniversary color vinyl reissue of D'Angelo's classic sophomore album. Voodoo features an extensive line-up of musicians associated with the Soulquarians musical collective. Produced primarily by D'Angelo, the album features a loose, groove-based funk sound and serves as a departure from the more conventional song structure of his debut album, Brown Sugar.
Dead Ghosts
– Dead Ghosts [Reissue/2010] LP+MP3 (Burger)
Vinyl reissue of the Vancouver garage fuzz band's debut album.

– N.E.W. LP (Tryangle)
Recently released on CD and cassette – now available on vinyl. Literally and metaphysical NEWness from seminal Detroit punks — life lessons from Death! Transcendence through screaming to your soul. Rock & roll. The historical sounds of Death arrive at today without missing a step. If their first record since the sessions of 1976 isn't
N.E.W., then what is?
– Charlie's Family [1996] LP (Artoffact)
20th anniversary vinyl release of the
Charlie's Family soundtrack by Download, the post-Skinny Puppy project featuring Cevin Key and Dwayne Goettel. (Limited quantities pressed on color vinyl.)
Kat Edmonson
– The Big Picture [2014] LP (Razor & Tie)
With her new album Kat Edmonson reveals a fresh and exhilarating follow-up to her critically acclaimed,
Way Down Low, that the New York Times hailed "as fresh as a spring bouquet," and the Boston Globe called "one of the greatest vocal albums I've ever heard." For The Big Picture, Kat teamed with Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney, Crowded House, Sheryl Crow). The album introduces extraordinary new layers of pop craft, highlighting Kat's uniquely infectious vocal style as well as her equally exceptional songwriting skills, blending memorable hooks with lyrics that are witty, wise, and tender.
– Royal Albert Hall 3xLP+DVD (PIAS America)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In May 2014 Eels embarked on an ambitious 53-show world tour. Starting in Phoenix, Arizona and crossing The United States and Canada before rolling through mainland Europe and Great Britain, the band performed at New York's Apollo, Chicago's Vic Theater, Los Angeles Orpheum Theater, The Montreux Jazz Festival and The Amsterdam Concert Hall, among many others. On the night of June 30 Eels returned to London's legendary Royal Albert Hall for the first time in nine years to play a stunning show that was filmed and recorded.

Fallout Boy
– American Beauty/American Psycho LP (Island)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. New album featuring the song "Immortals" as featured in the motion picture
Big Hero 6.
Franz Ferdinand
– Live 2014 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
This is an exclusive live recording of Scottish indie rock giants, Franz Ferdinand of their March 2014 performance at the Roundhouse in London. This is one of two in a collection of first ever official live albums of the band, which was taken from their Live 2014 tour following the successful release of fourth studio album,
Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action in August 2013.
– Desolation Sounds LP (Bridge 9)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The UK hardcore band continues their journey into weirder, esoteric territory that stretches the genre's boundaries and yet retains mammoth rock power.

Angel "Pocho" Gatti
– Turbo Music LP (Sonorama)
Sought after jazz and funk from the sound library of Edizioni Musicali Devega/Milano. Vinyl-only reissue of all important tracks from Angel Pocho Gatti`s promotional album
Turbomusic produced in 1981, plus other lost funk treasures from his ‘70s Devega repertoire. Eleven nuggets of Italian library music between big band funk and bossa rhythm, with whirling horns, wild flutes and buzzy synth lines inspired and occasionally framed by sounds of Formula 1.
Claudio Gizzi
– Andy Warhol's Blood For Dracula [1973] LP (Dagored)
Claudio Gizzi – Andy Warhol's Flesh For Frankenstein [1974] LP (Dagored)
Released in 1973 and 1974 respectively,
Blood For Dracula and Flesh For Frankenstein were interesting if not a little offbeat horror movies both of which were filmed in Italy. The legendary Paul Morrissey directed with the assistance in more ways than one of Italian filmmaker Antonio Margheriti, with the productions overseen by Andy Warhol. The Italian composer Claudio Gizzi, with harmonious themes, created a dark and romantically laced score that works very well within the well-known gothic tale of Dracula here directed in a not so conventional way by the genius of Morrissey and Warhol.
Ben Goldberg
– Orphic Machine LP (The Royal Potato Family)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Clarinetist Ben Goldberg is not exaggerating when he calls
Orphic Machine the most ambitious project of his more than 25-year career. Working from the "speculative poetics" of author and critic Allen Grossman's "Summa Lyrica" and addressing the subject of artistic inspiration itself, Goldberg's cross-genre compositions–combining jazz, rock and klezmer–are complex and compelling." – Elmore Magazine
Good Riddance
– Peace In Our Time LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Good Riddance announced their reunion back in 2012, and
Peace In Our Time marks the group's first new album in nine years.
Vince Guaraldi Trio
– Vince Guaraldi Trio [Reissue/1956] LP (Fantasy)
This San Francisco trio of the mid-1950s has a sparkling personality all its own, with a refreshing lack of pretentiousness. Vince Guaraldi and Eddie Duran had been longtime associates in the local music scene and their rapport is self-evident, while bassist Dean Reilly fit right in. With an ebullient swing on the up-tempos, and a subtle, unhackneyed approach to ballads such as "Sweet And Lovely" and jazz standards such as John Lewis' "Django," this 1956 LP marks Guaraldi's triumphant first complete album as a leader. With Eddie Duran and Dean Reilly.

– Weird Little Birthday LP (Bar/None)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Weird Little Birthday. puts Happyness at the forefront of, wait for it, 'jangle-gaze' while displaying a complex melancholic and introspective nature. Filled with youthful exuberance and packed full of droll, deadpan British humor. This trio of South London lads has also taken the Brit press by storm making NME's ‘Best Newcomers' list and The Sunday Times ‘Best Albums Of The Year.' For fans of Pavement, MGMT and Yo La Tengo.
Colin Hay
– Next Year People LP (Compass)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Colin Hay's voice and visage are familiar to millions as frontman, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men At Work ("Down Under," "Overkill," "Who Can It Be Now?"). But over the past 15 years he has reinvented himself as a solo artist.
Next Year People is full of quizzical, curious, cynical yet openhearted songs with catchy melodic hooks that underscore deeply insightful lyrics.
– Hey Love LP (Arts & Crafts)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On
Hey Love, Hayden's eighth full-length record, the Toronto musician and songwriter writes the most intimate passage yet in his decades-deep story. The follow-up to 2013's Us Alone, his sonically warm and emotive debut record on Arts & Crafts, is a heartrending love letter of hope and disarray, the album's thirteen songs among Hayden Desser's most affective, tactile, rousing yet restrained work to date. The title track, a languid anthem exposed by chiming pedal steel, introduces this dialogue – about loves both comfortable and disconnected, exhilarating and naive – with Hayden's woozy pre-dawn falsetto propped up by a watchful chorus.
Gemma Hayes
– Bones + Longing LP (Chasing Dragons)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The fifth studio album from the Mercury Prize nominated Irish singer/songwriter. Gemma crowdsourced funding to record
Bones + Longing, with fans donating via the PledgeMusic website. She was awarded Best Female Live Artist 2012 by MTV Ireland, and continues to write beautiful music with an eclectic mix of pop, folk and electronica.
Leafcutter John
– Resurrection LP (Desire Path)
Sixth solo album from the UK-based artist and member of Polar Bear. "Leafcutter John's latest album
Resurrection chimes in with a sonorous bell, swept forward through layers of resonating frequencies, leaving a wave of serenity in its wake. It's John Barton's his first solo work as this alias since 2006's The Forrest And The Sea and it makes an indubitable impression in the listener a mere few bars in. In the repercussions left by the bells comes a low chant, a human voice that impresses a sense of foreboding on the music, the serenity disrupted by a strong dissonance applied by the vocalization." – The Formant
Thomas Leer
– Private Plane b/w International [Reissue/1978] 12" (Dark Entries)
Thomas Leer is an innovative electronic musician who was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland. He began singing for a local band at age 13, and was writing his own music by 18. By 1977, he had moved to London, where he fronted Pressure, a Clash-esque punk group with fellow experimental Scottish musician Robert Rental. After hearing Kraftwerk, Leer became interested in synthesizers—not long after, he was exploring the experimental techniques of Eno, Zappa, Beefheart, Faust, and Can. In 1978, Thomas released his first single, "Private Plane/International," on his own Oblique Records.

Legendary Pink Dots/kETvECTOR
– The Shock Exchange LP (Rustblade)
The Shock Exchange presents an encounter between two of the most interesting and unique projects of the current neo-psychedelic and electronic music panorama. The Legendary Pink Dots need no introduction, and on Side A they once again solidify their status as musical pioneers with all new songs and swirling psychedelic arrangements led by the charismatic voice of Edward Ka-spel. Side B is dedicated to the progressive and psychedelic electronic project kETvECTOR, born from the mind of Justin Bennett (Skinny Puppy/Bahntier) together with Stefano Rossello (Bahntier), showcasing many facets of the project; from electronic free jazz to ambient experimental and esoteric avant-garde.
Liz Longley
– Liz Longley LP (Welk/Sugar Hill)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Liz Longley is the self-titled label debut from the talented singer/songwriter. A Berklee College of Music graduate, Liz has been touring solo for several years, building a loyal following across the country.
Lydia Lunch & HR Giger Black Sun Productions With Coil
– operettAmorale [2005] LP (Rustblade)
operettAmorale is Black Sun Production's personal tribute to the poetry of German poet, playwright and thinker Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956). The album is composed of 11 classic Brecht's songs, here revisited according to Massimo & Pierce's irreverent attitude. Massimo & Pierce invited some of their friends to contribute to operettAmorale: Coil recorded the song "A List Of Wishes" (one of the latest studio performances by Johnn Balance) purposely for this album; Lydia Lunch delivered his incomparable voice for "The Ballad Of Sexual Dependency;" HR Giger contributed with the cover artwork and a vocal cameo appearance on "Seeräuber-Jenny." operettAmorale was produced by Massimo & Pierce in collaboration with Larsen's member Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, whom also provided some original music and the acoustic arrangements. Among the musicians whom partecipated to operettAmorale's recording sessions are Julia Kent (Antony And The Johnsons) and Marco Schiavo (Larsen). Color Vinyl.
Drew Lustman
– Crystal Cowboy 2xLP+MP3 (Planet Mu)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Drew Lustman drops FaltyDL alias for his new album.
Crystal Cowboy is Lustman's cleanest, most concise record to date. He often uses the speed or tropes of hardcore and drum & bass, assembling tracks a bit like Lego, but adding in his own almost opaque elements of sophisticated soul & funk to give the roughness some melodic light and emotional pull.
Harry Manfredini
– Friday The 13th Part II [OST] LP (Waxwork)
Vinyl reissue of the original motion picture score to the 1981 horror genre defining slasher sequel.

– Grand Declaration Of War [Reissue/2000] LP (Back On Black)
Mayhem – Chimera [Reissue/2004] LP (Back On Black)
One of the earliest of the Norwegian black metal bands to form, Mayhem's 20 year history is littered with tragedy and controversy. Now Back On Black reissues a few of their studio albums on deluxe audiophile quality vinyl.

Thelonious Monk
– At The Blackhawk [Reissue/1960] LP (Fantasy)
The near-impromptu results of 1960's live LP
At The Blackhawk are a triumph of jazz improvisation. As the story goes, Monk had been scheduled to make a sextet album as co-leader with drummer Shelly Manne, but after two days' work, the chemistry wasn't there. The producer added Harold Land and Joe Gordon to the Monk working group for one night at the San Francisco nightclub, and the results were solid, thanks to the unquenchable spirit of Thelonious Monk. With Charlie Rouse, John Ore, Billy Higgins, Joe Gordon, Harold Land.
Montibus Communitas
– The Pilgrim To The Absolute LP+MP3 (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
Constantly evolving both in their membership and use musical instruments -- and often within the span of a single song, the sound of a pilgrimage within a pilgrimage -- Montibus Communitas is exceptionally alive and vibrant, an ever-flowing stream of sound that may include the birds singing, the stars shining, laughter, the lighting of a smoke, or a band member getting up to grab a beer, mid-mind-melting raga-roll freakout. Glow in the dark vinyl.

Ennio Morricone
– Escalation [1968] LP (Dagored)
In 1968 the maestro Ennio Morricone was at the height of his career, scoring Sergio Leone's classic
Once Upon A Time In The West. For the soundtrack of Roberto Faenza's 1968 cult debut movie Escalation, set in swinging London, Morricone teamed up with fellow composer Bruno Nicolai and the vocalizations of Alessandro Alessandroni's Cantori Moderni, making this one of his least minimal soundtracks. Pressed on transparent yellow vinyl
Mark Mothersbaugh
– The LEGO Movie [OST] 2xLP (Spacelab9)
Double-LP featuring the full 24-track score by renowned composer and founding member of Devo Mark Mothersbaugh (
21 Jump Street, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore) plus four unique versions of the infectious theme song "Everything Is Awesome," performed by Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island.
Murder By Death
– Big Dark Love LP (Murder By Death)
Special edition mirrored foilboard gatefold colored vinyl. For a band that has built its formidable, near 15-year career around a consideration to tension, release, bombast, ecstasy, and highest-highs vs. lowest-lows, it is something to say that this is Murder By Death's most dynamic release to date. Sonically here, their signature sound rootsy indie rock, cinematic gothic ballads, and rousing pub rock shout-alongs mix with enlivening new stylistic elements touches of pop, synth-y electronics, and psych rock only hinted at on previous albums.

– N.W.A. And The Posse [Reissue/1987] LP (Capitol)
N.W.A. And The Posse is a 1987 release that compiled various Dr. Dre-produced tracks. The album features a collection of rap musicians at the beginnings of their soon-to-be successful career, including previously released tracks by N.W.A, Eazy-E, the Fila Fresh Crew, and Rappinstine. Reissued on vinyl for the first time in over 15 years with a limited edition 3D cover.
Orange Goblin
– Healing Through Fire [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (Back On Black)
Healing Through Fire is the sixth full-length album by Orange Goblin released in 2007. This was their first album released on Sanctuary Records, and their first not to be released by Rise Above Records.
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. And while other members of The Godfather of Soul's inner circle – most notably trombonist Fred Wesley – had solo albums at the advent of Brown's People Records, Maceo had to wait his turn for a couple years. By the time 1974 rolled around, this talented musician and personality could not be denied, and he burst onto the scene as a group leader with one of the most impressive albums in the People catalog: the simply titled, but deeply felt,
Penguin Prison
– Lost In New York LP (Downtown)
New York-based artist/producer/songwriter/DJ Penguin Prison (aka Chris Glover) has become known for mixing fresh remixes by artists like Lana Del Rey, Kylie Minogue, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 at festivals like Fun Fun Fun, SXSW and Bonaroo.
Lost In New York is his sophomore album.
– Imagination [2013] LP (Asian Man/Fun Fun)
Featuring husband and wife duo of Greg Attonito (Bouncing Souls) and Shanti Wintergate, Playdate create wonderfully crafted indie pop songs that are meant for the entire family. The album was originally released on CD-only in 2013, but is now available on light blue vinyl.

Psychic Reality
– Chassis LP (Intercoastal Arts)
Psychic Reality is Leyna Noel, a New York-based keyboardist who has played with Pocahaunted among others. Four long years after her 2011 debut
Vibrant New Age on Not Not Fun -- and following on from a rejuvenating trip to Jamaica with M. Geddes Gengras in 2013 -- Noel releases her sophomore full-length, Chassis.
Sagan Youth
– Cela LP+MP3 (Breakworld)
The duo's second full-length release
Cela is a 10-song science-fiction concept album chronicling the journey to and exploration of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. The story is portrayed not only through vividly emotive tracks but also by an intricate comic which graces the inside of the album's gatefold sleeve. Cela was laboriously recorded using only analog synthesizers, effects, and tape units, creating a complex tapestry of organically evolving overtones.
Ty Segall/King Tuff
– Live At Pickathon 12" (Easy Sound Recording Company)
Split LP culled from the garage titans' respective sets at the 2013 Pickathon Music Festival in Happy Valley, OR.

Claudio Simonetti's Goblin
– Murder Collection LP (Rustblade)
One of the most revered composers in the horror genre, Claudio Simonetti of Goblin releases this picture disc of classic tracks that have been rearranged by Simonetti.

– Juice [Reissue/1991] LP (Geffen)
Juice is the soundtrack to the 1992 film starring Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps and consists mainly of period hip-hop tracks. The soundtrack was a success and featured four charting singles "Uptown Anthem," "Juice (Know The Ledge)," "Don't Be Afraid" and "Is It Good To You."
Amy Speace
– That Kind Of Girl LP (Windbone)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
That Kind Of Girl is an intimate, heart-wrenching exploration of a love affair and its aftermath, the dangerous addictive dance of love and alcohol, and the sobering journey out of it. Recorded live in three days to capture an emotional immediacy, rife with stirring strings, weeping pedal steel and full of melancholy, these songs are not only an exorcism of the soul but an exploration of the impossible secrecy of "the other woman." The album was recorded in East Nashville and features producer Neilson Hubbard on drums, guitarists Will Kimbrough (Rodney Crowell, Todd Snider) and Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), Eamon McLoughlin on strings and mandolin, Danny Mitchell on keys and horns, and Dean Marold on upright bass.
The Stranglers
– About Time [Reissue/1995] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
The Stranglers – Written In Red [1997] 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
The Stranglers – Friday The Thirteenth: Live At Royal Albert Hall [1997] 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
The Stranglers – Coup De Grace [1998] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Color vinyl editions of three mark II studio albums and one live set from the veteran English punk/new wave band.

Sworn In
– The Lovers/The Brother LP (Razor & Tie)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sworn In's
The Lovers /The Devil is a breakthrough, not merely for the Chicago-based heavy music aggregate, but a step forward for the scene itself. With an average age of 21, the five members of Sworn In have delivered a sonic landscape full of unexpected twists and extreme musical dualities. The new album not only expands on Sworn In's 2013 debut, The Death Card, but also takes the listener on an unforgettable, yet disturbing aural journey.
Tei Shi
– Verde LP (Mermaid Avenue)
"Tei Shi is the moniker of New York City-based singer/songwriter and producer Valerie Teicher. She released her first EP,
Saudade, in 2013 with collaborator and producer Luca (who also helped produce Verde). The project introduced her to the world as a skilled and fluid vocalist, the kind who can create waves with nothing but her voice and loops… Verde is in one sense a series of experiments exploring how an artist maintains an individual voice across genres. She may still be coming into her own in that regard, but Verde glows with unmistakable and appealing confidence... On record, Teicher radiates a quiet self-possession, someone conscious of her desires and unafraid of vulnerability." -- Pitchfork
– Ridin' Dirty [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Get On Down)
Bun B and Pimp C (R.I.P.) have long been legends in the rap game, deservedly calling themselves Underground Kingz. At a time when Southern Rap had to fight it's way for respect, U.G.K kept cranking out albums that would soon solidify them as rap royalty. With
Ridin' Dirty, their third album, Bun B and Pimp C had reached an apex, making an album that was just an instant classic. It has everything that people have come to expect from Houston rap: candy-painted cars, wood-grained steering wheels, flashy jewelry, late-night odes to lean and weed, passing references to DJ Screw tapes, those warm funk synthesizers that sound like radio oldies. Clear vinyl.
Wendy O. Williams
– W.O.W. [Reissue/1984] LP (Plasmatic Media)
W.O.W. is Wendy O. Williams' debut album after the breakup of The Plasmatics. Gene Simmons of Kiss produced and played bass on the 1984 album as well as co-wrote some of the songs. Hard rock with brains and more.
Cassandra Wilson
– Coming Forth By Day LP (Sony Legacy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. An otherworldly musical homage to legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday on the 100th anniversary of the singer's birth,
Coming Forth By Day is Cassandra Wilson's moody, soulful new album showcase for contemporary yet timeless interpretations of standards associated with Lady Day.
C. Spencer Yeh
– Solo Voice I-X LP (Primary Information)
C. Spencer Yeh's first LP devoted entirely to the voice has its most obvious precedents in '60s and '70s sound poetry (the raw and a-verbal Four Horsemen, post-Lettrist France, Joan La Barbara). Having moved from virtuosic, intensely physical performances to more focused studies attached to performance situations and the body, he maintains a strict fidelity to the specific properties of his voice. Yeh has relied on amplification and various studio techniques; here the breaths have been edited out, letting the vocalizations run together in palpitating continua.

Adrian Younge
– Presents: Something About April LP (Linear Labs)
Adrian Younge – Presents: Something About April [Instrumentals] LP (Linear Labs)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In the four years since Adrian Younge's
Something About April album first appeared, the Los Angeles-based producer and multi-instrumentalist has become his own musical cottage industry. Not only has he collaborated with musical legends ranging from The Delfonics to Ghostface Killah, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and The Souls of Mischief, his work has also been sampled by such rap giants as 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Common.
– Cortar Todo LP (Ipecac)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. For over fifteen years, Zu's modus operandi of straddling and abusing musical genres has resulted in over fifteen unique album releases across labels such as Ipecac, Atavistic and Headz (Japan). Their experimental amalgam of metal, math, no-wave, noise and electronics, led acclaimed composer John Zorn to describe their sound as "a powerful and expressive music that totally blows away what most bands do these days." "Combines the abstractions of Sonic Youth with the out-there explorations of the best free jazz." -- The Times