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for the week of 07 APRIL 2017
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>Elliott Smith
– XO [Reissue/1998] LP (Geffen/UMe)
– Figure 8 [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Geffen/UMe)
140gm vinyl reissues of Elliott Smith’s fourth and fifth albums.
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>Soundtrack – Gimme Danger: The Story Of The Stooges LP (Rhino)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 14 tracks from Jim Jarmusch’s Stooges documentary -- two from Iggy’s pre-Stooges combos The Iguanas, & The Prime Movers, a selection of songs from The Stooges two Warner Music Group albums, including some outtake tracks, plus three tracks from the Iggy & The Stooges
Raw Power album (again, including outtakes), plus a classic from their big brothers in the MC5.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>50 Cent
– Best Of 2xLP (Aftermath)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. 18 of 50's biggest songs.

– Pummel [Reissue/1995] LP (Porterhouse)
180gm vinyl reissue of the punk band’s 15 song major label debut.

>Angel Witch
– Angel Witch [Reissue/1980] LP (Real Gone Music)
One of the first records that helped launch the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement has been repressed on white color vinyl.

>Cameron Avery
– Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams LP+MP3 (ANTI-)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Cameron Avery has arrived as a new breed of nocturnal crooner, a train-wreck romantic creating timeless, ambitious music for the modern age. Utilizing his soulful wit, shrewd arrangements, and a deep, husky baritone, Avery harnesses the dark power and humor of artists like Nick Cave, Scott Walker, and Tindersticks to expertly walk the fine line between vulnerable and venerable. Melancholic machismo is written into the very DNA of
Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams. From the classical, finger-picked guitar on the opener “A Time and Place” and the orchestral vamping of “Do You Know Me By Heart?” to the bombastic, self-assured swagger of “Dance with Me.” He takes an emotive page from the Leonard Cohen songbook-of-longing on “Big Town Girl” just as naturally as he thumbs an aggressive note of Bad Seed strut and Cramps rut on “Watch Me Take It Away.” And by the time he purrs that earnest refrain of “Baby, it’s you” on the album’s closer “C’est Toi,” Avery has surely mastered that drunken tightrope dance. Now a resident of New York City, Avery looks to continue his search for the ultimate sensations from a fresh vantage point.
- Swarm LP (Arrowhawk)
Despite the band's Southern roots,
Swarm is strongly informed by the noise-rock trio’s gritty Brooklyn digs. Songs describe a grimy city, filled with fragmented images of unhinged, unstable characters -- including one inspired by the landmark Polish short story collection, The Street Of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz. The music perfectly complements the bleak atmosphere of the lyrics, with Reid's Rowland S. Howard­like guitar lines taking the foreground more than in past Bambara releases, and the pulsing rhythm section driving the songs to ever more depraved depths.
>Bolt Thrower
– Realm Of Chaos [Reissue/1989] LP (Earache)
Bolt Thrower’s classic Earache debut (originally released in 1989) is now available again on (Full Dynamic Range) vinyl. 12 blistering tracks of heavy death metal.

>Boss Hog
– Brood X LP (In The Red)
Boss Hog returns from the wild with their most subversive record — this is the seductive soundtrack for the second coming of militant rock ‘n’ roll, and the groove has never been stronger.
Brood X — emerging from the dirty streets of New York City after seventeen years of gestation — is a futuristic brew of 21st century blues, toxic punk rock beat music, and hyper-focused, outer-space psycho assaults. Thermonuclear chanteuse Cristina Martinez blisters the hypocrites, the haters, the heartless, and the clueless hangers-on with a full-tilt microphone attack. A sex-bomb salvo for troubled times, Martinez gives voice to America’s pain while pulling no punches. [CD edition due April 21.]
>Gary Burton/Chick Corea
– Crystal Silence [Reissue/1973] LP (ECM)
The Chick Corea/Gary Burton duo was brought together by producer Manfred Eicher, and
Crystal Silence (recorded in 1972) brought a new chamber music sensibility into jazz improvisation, distinguished by an effervescence of melody and countermelody, with synchronized cascades of sound in continually changing harmonic movement.
– Paris Concert [Reissue/1972] 2xLP (ECM)
Circle was a band on fire with creativity. Chick Corea and Dave Holland had just left Miles Davis's band, keen to explore all parameters of new music in an improvised context. Anthony Braxton, equally inspired by Stockhausen and Coltrane, brought in new directions from the AACM. Barry Altschul's resumé included extensive work with Paul Bley. Together they were, for a while, matchless. Corea called the Paris Concert (recorded 1971) the realization of a dream.
– Cliterati 7” (Tank Crimes)
From Portland, Oregon ex-members of Voetsek, Poison Idea, and Murderess unleash their debut. 5 tracks of hardcore, d-beat, queer punk, party crust. Color vinyl.

- Over The Edge LP+MP3 (Tank Crimes)
A blend of punk, hardcore, grindcore, and sludge with all subject matter on the topic of cannabis. Color vinyl pressing.

>Die Tödliche Doris
– “ ” [Reissue/1982] LP (Etats-Unis)
Die Tödliche Doris was born out of West Berlin’s lively post-punk community in the early ‘80s. Along with Einstürzende Neubauten, Malaria, Sprung Aus Den Wolken and Frieder Butzmann, Die Tödliche Doris ranks amongst the Geniale Dilletanten – which roughly translates as “ingenious dilettantes” – who sought to democratize cultural productions beyond the grip of both Western capitalism and GDR socialism. The Geniale Dilletanten became synonymous with a free-for-all approach to music, film, painting and performance where participants encouraged raw expression through provocation and experimentation. For her debut album – originally released on Zickzack in 1982 and playfully titled
" " (that is, blank space surrounded by quotation marks) – Doris most closely entertains the notion of a typical rock band with drums, bass and guitar. Produced by Neubauten’s Blixa Bargeld, the thirteen songs presented here are disquieting lullabies of profound anxiety, savage and primitive deconstructions of German polka and manic lacerations of punk minimalism: all reflections of the many and fractured personalities of Doris. Clear vinyl pressing.
>Jan Garbarek
– Places [Reissue/1978] LP (ECM)
Recorded in 1977 in Oslo,
Places was an important album for Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek, and -- with its stellar line-up including Americans Jack DeJohnette and Bill Connors -- one that also drew significant attention in the US.
>Brantley Gilbert
– The Devil Don’t Sleep 2xLP (Valory Music Co.)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “They say art imitates life, and Brantley Gilbert is applying that prophecy to his new album,
The Devil Don’t Sleep. The new album reflects Brantley’s life experiences over the past couple of years since the release of his last album, 2014’s Just As I Am. With past hit songs like ‘Country Must Be Country Wide,’ ‘You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,’ ‘Bottoms Up’ and ‘The Weekend’”—the lead single from his new album—Brantley maintains a certain party-boy-rocker style, a sound that fans have come to expect from the Georgia native. ‘We’re staying in that vein,’ said Brantley about his fourth studio album. “I always go back and listen to all my old records and listen through my whole entire catalog—even before I start writing a new record—because a lot of times, like I said, you’ll find some unfinished ideas that may have not fit the last chapter but fit it now’.” – Nash Country Daily
>Allen Ginsberg
- Reads Kaddish - 20th Century American Ecstatic Narrative Poem [Reissue/1966] LP (Real Gone Music
Limited edition red vinyl reissue.

– What If LP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Since 2004 Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka has steadily earned a remarkable reputation as a purveyor of imaginative, distinctive, prepared piano music. While engaging with his trademark technique of utilizing unusual objects -- art erasers, for example -- to treat (or 'prepare') the piano, Hauschka also programs parts for player pianos, exploiting the speed at which they could play, manipulating the resulting sounds, and building layers to emphasize a composition's meter.
What If is overflowing with haunting melodies, mysterious sounds, and complex patterns.
>Kristin Hersh
– Wyatt At The Coyote Palace 2xLP (HHBTM)
Wyatt At The Coyote Palace is the 10th solo album from Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses/50 Foot Wave) since her solo debut Hips & Makers in 1994. WATCP is a 24-track double album that was written over the last five years during a turbulent period of her life while also being inspired by her son Wyatt and his fascination with an abandoned apartment building that was inhabited by coyotes.
>David Holland Quartet
‎– Conference Of The Birds [Reissue/1973] LP (ECM)
It had been preceded by ECM duo albums with Barre Phillips and with Derek Bailey as well as the cooperative band Circle's great
Paris Concert, but Conference Of The Birds, recorded in 1972, was Dave Holland's first album as a full-fledged leader. An album of driving, progressive jazz it is also of historical significance as the only occasion when Sam Rivers and Anthony Braxton, two of the music's most strikingly original saxophonists, recorded together.
>Keith Jarrett
‎– The Survivors' Suite [Reissue/1977] LP (ECM)
The Survivors' Suite, recorded in 1976, is the crowning achievement of Keith Jarrett's "American Quartet" with Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Paul Motian, and one of the all-time enduring masterpieces in the ECM catalogue.
>Joe Jones
– In Performance [Reissue/1977] LP (Etats-Unis)
After studying with composers John Cage and Earle Brown, Joe Jones became a prominent figure in Fluxus, contributing to the movement’s first “yearbox” alongside La Monte Young, György Ligeti and Nam June Paik. Beginning in late 1961, Jones began constructing his own music machines – drawing inspiration from the calliopes, automata and orchestrions of the 19th and early 20th century to create self-playing ensembles of stringed instruments, percussion and woodwinds – “played” through an elaborate (yet decidedly lo-tech) system of rubber bands, balls and tin foil. Christened the Tone Deaf Music Company, this battery of automated musical instruments generates the sounds on
In Performance (originally released in 1977 on the Harlequin Art imprint). With exacting conceptual precision and varied subtleties of natural motion – not unlike Harry Bertoia’s sounding sculptures – Jones’ machines produce richly-textured strata of sound and serve as engines of paradox. While bringing the figure of the artist-composer to the foreground, the machines ultimately dispense with the need for the performer entirely – a cunning subversion of the fetish for virtuosity and individual genius. Clear vinyl pressing.
– Hallucinogen [Reissue/2015] 12”+MP3 (Warp)
Hallucinogen EP exists in the interzone of mutable R&B, chart pop, and grime-inflected production, with behind-the-boards work coming from names like Arca, Kingdom, and MA, but more than ever it's the artist herself who appears front and center on the release, with her biggest and most powerful hooks underpinned by next-gen, hyper-sensual studio moves.
>Jack Kerouac/Steve Allen
– Poetry For The Beat Generation [Reissue/1959] LP (Real Gone Music)
Limited black and white “beatnik smoke” color vinyl reissue.

>Zara Larsson
– So Good 2xLP (Epic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “Swedish singer Zara Larsson is a postmodern popstar. She’s like a Rihanna-doting teen gatecrashing a tropical house party, gun fingers blazing.” – The Guardian

>Le Forte Four
‎– Bikini Tennis Shoes [Reissue/1975] LP (Etats-Unis)
The origins of Le Forte Four are those of the Los Angeles Free Music Society itself. Chip Chapman joined forces with Rick Potts (and shortly thereafter Tom and Joe Potts), taking up the LAFMS name in 1974. Ultimately baptizing themselves Le Forte Four, they began threading imagined lines between John Cage and The Residents, Cecil Taylor and Henry Cow – generating sounds completely unlike any of these and anything since. The inaugural release on the eponymous LAFMS imprint with only 200 copies pressed originally,
Bikini Tennis Shoes is a staggering piece of anti-music that remains as refreshingly ground-clearing today as it was when it first appeared in 1975. Clear vinyl pressing.
>Calvin Love
- Ecdysis 12” (No Roads)
Calvin is a self-proclaimed student of David Lynch and Jim Jarmusch soundtracks which clearly bleeds through his songs that explore the darkest corners of the human psyche while still maintaining a pop gloss.

>Loreena McKennitt
– The Book Of Secrets [1997] LP (Quinlan Road)
First time vinyl pressing. In a recording career spanning nearly two decades, McKennitt's 'eclectic Celtic' music has won critical acclaim worldwide and gold, platinum and multi-platinum sales awards in fifteen countries across four continents.

– Still Life [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Peaceville)
Still Life is Opeth's fourth studio release and its first outing for Peaceville. Featuring the extraordinary voice and poetic lyrics of Mikael Akerfeldt, Still Life's moods range from brutal passages of extreme metal to predominantly acoustic passages and prog. Limited edition double-picture disc vinyl pressing.
>P.S. Eliot
– Living In Squalor 12” (Salinas)
Living In Squalor features some of P.S. Eliot’s most aggressive material, and was previously released on a limited run of 7”s in 2010.
>Question Mark And The Mysterians
– 96 Tears [Reissue/1966] LP (Real Gone Music)
ailing from Saginaw, Michigan, this group of Mexican-American teenagers had all the bona-fides collectors of ‘60s cool cherish—the name, derived from a Japanese horror film; the sound, an insistent, three chord beat powered by that unmistakable Vox organ tone; and, of course, the sunglasses-shod Question Mark himself, who claims to have been born on Mars and lived among the dinosaurs in a past life. Orange vinyl pressing mastered at 45rpm.

– Music Of The Sun [2005] 2xLP (Def Jam)
Rihanna – Rated R [2009] 2xLP (Def Jam)
Rihanna – Loud [2010] 2xLP (Def Jam)
Rihanna – Talk That Talk [2011] LP (Def Jam)
Rihanna – Unapologetic [2012] 2xLP (Def Jam)
Five of Rihanna's studio albums are available on vinyl individually (all were previously collected in her discography-spanning 15xLP vinyl box set released last December).

>Elliott Smith
– XO [Reissue/1998] LP (Geffen/UMe)
Elliott Smith – Figure 8 [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Geffen/UMe)
140gm vinyl reissues of Elliott Smith’s fourth and fifth albums.

– Gimme Danger: The Story Of The Stooges LP (Rhino)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 14 tracks from Jim Jarmusch’s Stooges documentary -- two from Iggy’s pre-Stooges combos The Iguanas, & The Prime Movers, a selection of songs from The Stooges two Warner Music Group albums, including some outtake tracks, plus three tracks from the Iggy & The Stooges
Raw Power album (again, including outtakes), plus a classic from their big brothers in the MC5.
– Vault Vol. 1 LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
A collection of rare, previously unreleased songs that up until now have never been heard by anyone except STRFKR. Some of these songs were written for STRFKR albums, some were written before or in-between, but they all played a role and influenced what was released under that name. Red color vinyl pressing.

– Fin LP (Sony)
Fin is the first solo album from The Internet frontwoman and producer Syd. The album features production from Melo X (Lemonade), Hit Boy, Haze, and Rahki, and is full of dark R&B bravado anchored by Syd's smooth-as-silk voice.
>Adam Torres
– I Came To Sing The Song 12” (Fat Possum)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Follow-up EP to the critically acclaimed 2016 debut
Pearls To Swine which was included in NPR's Bob Boilen's Top 10 Albums of The Year. “Upon pressing play, your heart will be stirred, and you may begin to picture tumbleweeds blowing in your midst.”—Stereogum
>Ralph Towner
‎– Solstice [Reissue/1975] LP (ECM)
Solstice, recorded in 1974, belongs to the great early production projects of ECM, with a new band formed in the studio. It's the first of Ralph Towner's recorded encounters with the European players, and this US-Norwegian-German quartet has a character all its own. Ralph's synthesis of classical guitar technique and jazz improvisational skills inspired all participants.
>Stevie Wonder
– Fulfillingness’ First Finale [Reissue/1974] LP (Motown)
Stevie Wonder – Hotter Than July [Reissue/1980] LP (Motown)
Directly from Stevie Wonder's string of classic albums,
FFF, originally released in 1974, was the follow-up to Innvervisions. It was a No. 1 hit for several weeks, led by the No. 1 single “You Haven’t Done Nothin’” and “Boogie On Reggae Woman.” Following the nearly all-instrumental “detour album,” Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants, Hotter Than July was a return to classic form. Released in fall 1980 It was a top 3 pop album and No. 1 R&B for more than three months, led by the hit singles “Master Blaster (Jammin’),” “Lately” and “I Ain't Gonna Stand For It,” and the now-classic album cut, “Happy Birthday,” a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
>Woods Of Ypres
- Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light [2012] LP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of the 2012 release from the Canadian metal outfit.

>X-Ray Spex
– Germfree Adolescents [Reissue/1978] LP (Real Gone Music)
Limited “radioactive green” vinyl reissue of one of the signature albums of the early British punk movement.

– Black Cat LP (Wrasse)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Zucchero is one of the best-selling Italian artists worldwide and a Grammy nominee. His new album,
Black Cat, was produced by T-Bone Burnett, Brenden O'Brien and Don Was, and includes collaborations with Bono and Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits). The first single, “Turn The World Down”, was written by Elvis Costello.
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> Midori Takada ‎– Through The Looking Glass [Reissue/1983] LP (RCA)
"The Japanese composer Midori Takada's newly reissued album is an assimilation of musical modes from around the world. It belongs in the pantheon alongside Steve Reich's most notable works." -Pfork
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>Counting Crows – Recovering The Satellites [Reissue/1993] 2xLP (Geffen)
An early-mid- ‘90s multi-platinum alt rock – back in print on vinyl.

– August And Everything After [Reissue/1993] 2xLP (Geffen)
Has been delayed until 24 March 2017...
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>Peter Gabriel
– 1 [Reissue/1977] LP+MP3 (Real World)
– 2 [Reissue/1978] LP+MP3 (Real World)
– 3 [Reissue/1980] LP+MP3 (Real World)
– 4 [Reissue/1982] LP+MP3 (Real World)
– So [Reissue/1986] LP+MP3 (Real World)
– Us [Reissue/1992] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
– Up [Reissue/2002] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
HQ-180gm vinyl LP (half-speed remastered) pressings in gatefold sleeves, including download cards.
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>Dead Can Dance
– The Serpent’s Egg [Reissue/1988] LP (4AD)
– Aion [Reissue/1990] LP (4AD)
– Spiritchaser [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (4AD)
Vinyl reissues of DCD’s fourth, fifth, and seventh albums. This completes the recent vinyl reissue campaign of their classic 4AD back-catalog.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Animals As Leaders
– Animals As Leaders [Reissue/2009] LP (Prosthetic)
Animals As Leaders – Weightless [Reissue/2009] LP (Prosthetic)
Limited silver color vinyl pressings of the instrumental prog metal band’s first two albums.

>Ares Kingdom
– The Unburiable Dead [Reissue/2015] LP (Nuclear War Now)
Thrash/death metal from Kansas City, MO.

>Arrested Development
- 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of… [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Capitol)
Originally released in 1992 to widespread critical acclaim, Arrested Development’s debut album
3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of… stood in stark contrast to much of the hip-hop around at the time. It helped them become the first rap group to win a Grammy for New Artist, and features hits like “Tennessee,” “People Everyday” and “Mr. Wendel.” Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the album has been reissued on double-vinyl.
>Julien Baker
– Funeral Pyre b/w Distant Solar System 7”+MP3 (Matador)
“Memphis, TN-based songwriter Julien Baker is the latest addition to the renowned Matador Records roster. The 21-year-old’s devastating, delicate, plaintive, vulnerable debut album,
Sprained Ankle (I could keep going with the adjectives, but really, ‘striking’ might be my favorite, as the music completely captivated us and left us no choice but to add it to our roster), which was released in 2015. A previously unreleased song ‘Funeral Pyre,’ is the title-track and A-side for Baker’s new 7”. Only Baker can make such a darkly macabre subject so heartbreakingly gorgeous, her signature hushed-yet- lofty vocals soaring over a quietly fingerpicked melody, crescendoing into layered, almost-orchestral beauty.
>George Barnes
– Country Jazz LP (Modern Harmonic)
Jazz-meets-country in an impossibly hot session circa 1959 -- a platter of lightning-fast picking and impeccable taste from the legendary musician.

– Quicksand / Cradlesnakes [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Dead Oceans)
In the summer of 2002, Tim Rutili and the rest of Califone had just come out of a busy year that included touring with
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot-era Wilco and collaborating with Issac Brock's alter-ego project, Ugly Casanova. With new creative energy unlocked, the band began work on the follow-up to their breakout full-length debut, Roomsound. The result, the much celebrated Quicksand / Cradlesnakes, brims with earned confidence. Here, Califone began to master the mix of blues, country and technical glitchery so oft-referenced today, all the while creating something timeless.
>Al Cohn Quintet
– Cohn On The Saxophone [Reissue/1956] LP (Modern Harmonic)
Al Cohn first sprung on the national scene as one of the saxophonists on the Woody Herman hit “Four Brothers,” a crazy arrangement of “Jeepers Creepers” featuring each “brother” on a wild-and-crazy swingin' sax solo. Along with fellow “brother” Zoot Sims, Cohn became one of New York's leading sax men, forming with Sims a quintet that played in the hot beatnik jazz scene of the day, even backing up Jack Kerouac on a few poetry recordings.
Cohn On The Saxophone finds our man Cohn taking the lead on a series of great jazz standards. Blue color vinyl pressing.
>Counting Crows
– August And Everything After [Reissue/1993] 2xLP (Geffen)
Counting Crows – Recovering The Satellites [Reissue/1993] 2xLP (Geffen)
Two albums of early-mid- ‘90s multi-platinum alt rock – back in print on vinyl.

>Dead Can Dance
– The Serpent’s Egg [Reissue/1988] LP (4AD)
Dead Can Dance – Aion [Reissue/1990] LP (4AD)
Dead Can Dance – Spiritchaser [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (4AD)
Vinyl reissues of DCD’s fourth, fifth, and seventh albums. This completes the recent vinyl reissue campaign of their classic 4AD back-catalog.

– Wear Your Love Like Heaven [Reissue/1967] LP (Speakers Corner)
Donovan's 1967 release
Wear Your Love Like Heaven is one of his brightest and most upbeat albums. Also released as the first half of the landmark two-CD box set A Gift From A Flower To A Garden, it finds Donovan in mostly electric mode, and taking an increasingly active production role that he would maintain for the rest of his career. In addition to its pristine original mono mix, this definitive LP edition boasts one of Donovan's most memorable cover designs, featuring a haunting infrared photograph of the artist by noted photographer Karl Ferris.
– The Celts [Reissue/1986] LP (Reprise)
Born Eithne Ni Bhraonain, this classically-trained pianist was kid sister in the musical family that became Clannad, joining the Irish band in 1979 but dropping out amicably three years later to pursue her own muse. This music, produced in the mid-'80s as the soundtrack to a BBC series, was released as her debut in 1987 and promptly ignored -- yet its mix of atmospheric soundscapes and Enya's lush, layered vocals, sung in both English and Gaelic, is the template for her subsequent global hits, beginning with
Watermark the following year.
>Lee Fields & The Expressions
– Special Night Instrumentals LP (Big Crown)
Produced by Leon Michels and Thomas Brenneck, and brilliantly performed by The Expressions,
Special Night was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered entirely to tape in three weeks at the legendary Diamond Mine Studios in Queens, NY. A sense of urgency, equal parts fun and inspiration, and a decent amount of beer and Jack Daniels were the driving forces during the sessions that produced Lee Fields & The Expressions latest offering.
>Peter Gabriel
– 1 [Reissue/1977] LP+MP3 (Real World)
Peter Gabriel – 2 [Reissue/1978] LP+MP3 (Real World)
Peter Gabriel – 3 [Reissue/1980] LP+MP3 (Real World)
Peter Gabriel – 4 [Reissue/1982] LP+MP3 (Real World)
Peter Gabriel – So [Reissue/1986] LP+MP3 (Real World)
Peter Gabriel – Us [Reissue/1992] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
Peter Gabriel – Up [Reissue/2002] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
HQ-180gm vinyl LP (half-speed remastered) pressings in gatefold sleeves, including download cards.

>Insane Clown Posse
– Tunnel Of Love [Reissue/1996] 12” (Psychopathic)
Limited edition pink marble color vinyl pressing. 180gm.

– Great Cold Distance [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Peaceville)
Limited double vinyl LP pressing of the Swedish metal band’s seventh album.

>Lamb Of God
– New American Gospel [Reissue/2000] LP (Prosthetic)
Limited silver color vinyl pressing of the metal band’s debut album.

>Nikki Lane
– Highway Queen LP+MP3 (New West)
Limited picture disc vinyl edition. Nikki Lane’s third album
Highway Queen sees the young Nashville rebel emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Produced by Lane and fellow singer/songwriter Jonathan Tyler, and recorded in Denton, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee, Highway Queen is an emotional tour-de-force. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage ‘60s country-pop swagger, Lane’s new music will resonate as easily with Black Keys and Lana Del Rey fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty. Highway Queen starts with the whiskey-soaked restlessness of “700,000 Rednecks,” a rowdy call to action, and ends on the profoundly raw “Forever Lasts Forever,” where Lane belts freely, mourning a failed marriage – the “lighter shade of skin” left behind from her wedding ring. Lane’s journey to heartbreak takes exquisite turns. “Companion” is pure Everly Brothers’ dreaminess (“I would spend a lifetime/ Playing catch you if I can”). Elsewhere, she goes on a Vegas bender on the rollicking “Jackpot,” fights last-call blues (“Foolish Heart”) and tosses off brazen one-liners at a backroom piano (“Big Mouth”).
>Let’s Go Bowling
– Music To Bowl By [1991] LP (Asian Man)
Let’s Go Bowling – Mr. Twist [1996] LP (Asian Man)
First time on vinyl! Limited color pressings of the California ska band’s first two albums.

– Epitaph [Reissue/2004] LP (Relapse)
Limited orange color vinyl pressing of the German technical death metal band’s second album.

>New Gen
– New Gen 2xLP (XL)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. An album bringing together the best of the UK’s underground grime and rap scenes with collaborations between 17 young artists “anchored in the half space between trap, grime and new wave R&B, the melting pot which has typically come to represent the New Gen sound.”

– Palisades LP+MP3 (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the New Jersey “electronicore” band. Limited clear vinyl pressing also available.

>Pia Fraus / Rocketship
– Cloudy Eyes b/w Outer Otherness 7” (Seksound)
The collaborative single of these musical soulmates includes a new track from both bands, recorded specially for this release. Pia Fraus contributes with a dreampop track “Cloudy Eyes,” that, in addition to their usual dreamy boy/girl vocals and hazy guitars, the band flirts with drum machine beats and even dub-like baselines. Rocketship presents their “Outer Otherness” through a slightly lo-fi synth-pop prism, leaving out the guitars but still holding on to a pop sound in vocals and synths.

– Chill, Dummy 2xLP+MP3 (Doomtree)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Minneapolis rapper and founding member of Doomtree, releases his first solo album since 2012's
We Don't Even Live Here. Chill, Dummy marks the rapper's return to form following a 2014 kidney transplant. Features Justin Vernon, Astronautalis, Kathleen Hanna, Lizzo, Allan Kingdom, Busdriver and Open Mike Eagle and many others.
>Prins Thomas
- Dungen / Sun Araw Remixes 12” (Smalltown Supersound)
Remixes of “D” by experimentalist Sun Araw, “B” by Swedish prog rockers Dungen, plus previously unreleased / unfinished Prins Thomas original track “J”.

>Public Memory
– Veil Of Council LP (Felte)
Public Memory is a concoction of damaged dubbed-out percussion, unfurling tape-delayed synths and sparse sampling - all strung together by producer Robert Toher's snarling tenor. This music is a kind of exotic crossroads between krautrock, trip-hop and coldwave, with traces of Radiohead's
Kid A drifting up through its floor.
– Different Class [Reissue/1995] LP (Plain)
Limited peach color vinyl pressing of Pulp’s Mercury Prize winning fifth LP.

>Jimmy Raney
– Visits Paris [Reissue/1958] LP (Modern Harmonic)
By the time Jimmy Raney recorded the ultra-cool
Visits Paris, he was already at the peak of his career. Having started in 1944 with the Jerry Wald band, he'd pass through a passel of great jazz combos before ending up with Stan Getz in his classic quintet. There, the guitarist became world-renowned, and just weeks before cutting this album, in 1954, he was voted the number one guitarist in the world by French magazine Le Hot Jazz. The album finds Raney on a (very) brief break from touring France, taking the opportunity to cut an album with some local musicians and putting himself very much in the foreground after having been a sideman on previous projects. Red color vinyl pressing.
>Linda Ronstadt
– Living In The USA [Reissue/1978] LP (Friday Music)
Limited 180gm audiophile translucent blue vinyl pressing featuring the long out-of-print gatefold album cover graphics.

– King Of Rock [Reissue/1985] LP (Get On Down)
Run-D.M.C.'s self-titled 1984 debut pushed the doors of pop music wide open, showing that hip-hop was not the fad that haters had prophesized. As they proved decisively on Run-D.M.C., rap was a legit art form, fully capable of producing long-players full of no-fast-forward cuts. By 1985, any doubters were running on fumes, as the group's
King Of Rock blew the aforementioned pop doors off their hinges.
>Secret Shine
– There Is Only Now LP (Saint Marie)
New release from the twee/shoegaze/dream pop legends originally signed to the Sarah Records label. Limited assorted color vinyl pressings also available.

– Beyond The Permafrost [Reissue/2007] LP (Prosthetic)
Skeletonwitch – Serpents Unleashed [Reissue/2013] LP (Prosthetic)
Limited vinyl reissues of the Ohio thrash metal band’s second and fifth albums. [
Serpents Unleased is pressed on silver color vinyl.]
>Roosevelt Sykes
– Music Is My Business [Reissue/1977] LP (Fat Possum)
1999 Blues Hall Of Fame inductee Roosevelt Sykes' piano blues classic
Music Is My Business reissued on vinyl for the first time in a decade. Recorded September 17, 1975, it also includes appearances by Johnny Shines and Louisiana Red.
>Toots And The Maytals
– In The Dark [Reissue/1973] LP (Get On Down)
Vinyl reissue of the reggae group’s classic second LP. “
In The Dark is a ska/reggae classic that captures the Maytals in their prime, brimming with energy. In the group's music, the positive vibrations of reggae and the deep soul of singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert are united and elevated by a pervasive spirituality. Exuding warmth and goodwill, Toots & The Maytals seek to excise their sorrows through joyful celebration and praise.” -- AllMusic
>Slim Willet
– Texas Oil Patch Songs [Reissue/1959] LP (Modern Harmonic)
Country singer and disc jockey Slim Willet's ode to tool-pushing,
Texas Oil Patch Songs, was originally issued in 1959 by the artist on his own Winston label, and now is an impossibly-rare LP to dig up – and this Modern Harmonic edition is faithful to the original, including all twelve tracks, liner notes, and restored artwork. Color vinyl.
>Steve Winwood
– Back In The High Life [Reissue/1986] LP (Island)
Steve Winwood – Roll With It [Reissue/1988] LP (Island)
Vinyl reissues of the British rock icon’s fourth and fifth albums.

– Tyhjyys LP (Spinefarm)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Tyhjyys ('Emptiness' to non-Finnish speakers) is the majestic soundtrack to all things with fangs that trot in the wilderness. Over eight majestic new tracks, Wolfheart convey the harsh beauty of Mother Nature while challenging the boundaries of extreme metal.
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>Lambchop – Is A Woman [Reissue/2002] 2xLP+MP3 (Merge)
Deluxe vinyl reissue of Lamchop’s 2002 album.
Is A Woman is a very quiet album best heard loud. On a musical landscape of sophisticated, uncluttered melancholy, Kurt Wagner’s lyrics are given unprecedented space, allowing every guttural detail of every single word to be heard, revealing densely poetic texts as intimate as they were incisive, as comic as they were confessional.
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>Animal Collective – Hollinndagain [Reissue/2002] LP (My Animal Home)
Hollinndagain documents Animal Collective’s live performances from their 2001 US tour with Black Dice. Tracks 1-3 are taken from a performance on Scott William's radio show on WFMU. 4-7 are from performances in New York, Nashville, and Austin (these latter two shows occurring on their tour with Black Dice).
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Animal Collective
– Hollinndagain [Reissue/2002] LP (My Animal Home)
Hollinndagain documents Animal Collective’s live performances from their 2001 US tour with Black Dice. Tracks 1-3 are taken from a performance on Scott William's radio show on WFMU. 4-7 are from performances in New York, Nashville, and Austin (these latter two shows occurring on their tour with Black Dice).
>The Besnard Lakes
– The Besnard Lakes Are The Divine Wind 12” (Jagjaguwar)
Two exclusive tracks written and recorded at the same time as their 2016 album
A Coliseum Complex Museum. “Laura Lee” is a sibling track to the album's illustrious first single, “The Golden Lion” -- spacious reverb-y drums echo around an almost sci-fi vocal line sung by Olga Goreas. Meanwhile, the title track “The Divine Wind” is the Besnard Lakes at their expansive, psychedelic best: a sustained keyboard building through to a bombastic coda, complete with Jace Lasek's unmistakable falsetto.
>Bill + Phil
– Songs Of Darkness And Despair LP (Housecore)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “This mini-album is a strange creature in which every track has a different feel, but opener ‘Dirty Eye’ is the only one to feature any straightforward metal, a mid-paced chugfest with few surprises. In contrast, ‘Corpus Crispy’ is an unsettling piece of southern blues, laying down psychedelic lyrics over a traditional beat while a distorted guitar screams incoherently through the fog. ‘Tonight’s The Night We Die’ is a largely acoustic piece that calls Johnny Cash to mind, and ‘Widder Woman’ is a 30-second skit containing a jangling xylophone, a cackling witch and a horror poem about the titular character. It’s a strange and a rather creepy affair that seems thrown together over a hazy weekend.” – Angry Metal Guy

– Can You Deal? LP (Dead Oceans)
Fueled by the experiences they've had as women in their calling for music,
Can You Deal? takes on the complexities of issues female musicians encounter in an industry dominated by men. Four tracks featuring their triumphant mix of sunny melodies, thrashing guitars and lyrics highlighting the darker sides of life. White color vinyl pressing.
>City And Colour
– Peaceful Road b/w Rain 12”+MP3 (Dine Alone)
Two never-before-released tracks from the
If I Should Go Before You sessions recorded in Nashville. Dallas Green is a Canadian singer/songwriter who records under the alias City And Colour. He plays melodic acoustic and folk music and is often accompanied by a rotating number of Canadian indie rock musicians. He is also known for his contributions as the vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the post-hardcore band Alexisonfire.
>Dark Lotus
– Tales From The Lotus Pod 2xLP (Psychopathic)
The debut album from the horror rap supergroup (featuring members of Insane Clown Posse and Twizted) – available for the first time on 180gm vinyl.

>Emily Estefan
– Take Whatever You Want LP (Alien Shrimp)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Emilio and Gloria Estefan's daughter, Emily, steps into the spotlight. The 22 year-old singer/songwriter eschews stereotypes and societal expectations through thought-provoking originals, cool harmonies, and world rhythms on her debut album,
Take Whatever You Want.
>FKA Twigs
– EP1 [Reissue/2012] 12” (XL Recordings)
FKA twigs self-released debut EP is now available via Young Turks. An original super-limited run of 500 units was pressed back in 2012.

>Nick Grant
– Return Of The Cool LP+MP3 (Epic)
Debut album from the South Carolina rapper. Includes collaborations with Dominic Gordon, B. Hess, BJ The Chicago Kid, Miloh Smith and WatchTheDuck.

– Is A Woman [Reissue/2002] 2xLP+MP3 (Merge)
Deluxe vinyl reissue of Lamchop’s 2002 album.
Is A Woman is a very quiet album best heard loud. On a musical landscape of sophisticated, uncluttered melancholy, Kurt Wagner’s lyrics are given unprecedented space, allowing every guttural detail of every single word to be heard, revealing densely poetic texts as intimate as they were incisive, as comic as they were confessional.
>Tim Maia
– Tim Maia [Reissue/1973] LP (Oficial Arquivos)
A great step forward for the legendary Tim Maia – working here in a style that's even tighter and more sophisticated than before – yet still equally filled with funk and soul. The arrangements are a bit bigger than before, and the production a bit more professional – but that change only brings Tim into even more heavenly soul territory – with a mix of grooves and strings that lays somewhere between the best early ‘70s work on labels like Curtom or Motown.

>John Mayall
– Talk About That LP (Forty Below)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “John Mayall is the influential British bluesman who formed his band The Bluesbreakers in 1963. A great guitarist, harmonica player, singer, songwriter and bandleader he is still going strong after more than fifty years. The band on
Talk About That includes Mayall, vocals, Hammond organ, piano, harmonica, and guitar; Rocky Athas, rhythm and lead guitar; Greg Rzab, bass; and Jay Davenport, drums and percussion. The album was recorded in February 2016 at The House of Blues Studios in Encino, CA. Eight of the eleven tracks are new songs written by Mayall. Mayall states that the title track ‘Talk About That’ is a modern bit of funk and a reflection on thoughts that, at the time, were running through his head. Mayall solos on organ. A horn section is added on the New Orleans styled ‘Gimme Some Of That Gumbo’ featuring Ron Dziubla, tenor and baritone sax; Mark Pender, trumpet; and Nick Lane, trombone. This tune with its infectious second line beat is my favorite on this fine album.” – Making A Scene
>The Monkees
– Head Alternate LP (Friday Music)
Produced in 1968, this new version of The Monkees’ soundtrack to the film
Head is pressed on 180gm audiophile translucent gold vinyl.
>Mozart’s Sister
– Field Of Love LP (Arbutus)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Mozart's Sister is the solo project of Montreal's Caila Thompson-Hannant. Her new album is an explosion of glittering, celebratory pop. Intense, yet vulnerable,
Field Of Love marks a distinct growth in her artistry, and a departure from her critically acclaimed debut Being (2014). Limited color vinyl pressing.
– You Won’t Survive The State Of New York 12” (Young Turks)
Incorporating influences from noise, hardcore, and hip-hop, Nolife has created an assaulting take on contemporary experimental electronic music. RIYL: Arca, Amnesia Scanner, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death Grips.

>Panic! At The Disco
– A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Fueled By Ramen)
Vinyl reissue of the Las Vegas alt-rock band’s debut album.

>Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
– Grand Opening And Closing [2001] 2xLP (Blood Music)
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum – Of Natural History [2004] 2xLP (Blood Music)
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum – In Glorious Times [2007] 2xLP (Blood Music)
The legendary avant-rock band Sleepytime Gorilla Museum’s three albums are available on vinyl for the first time. A band that leaps beyond mere categorization, SGM represents a defiance against anything we've come to expect about musical delivery. Steeped somewhere in the pantheon of 19th-century scientific lectures, vaudevillian blasts of excitement, puppet shows, self-made instruments, formless abstraction, soothing atmospheres, man-on-the-street interviews, and death metal - SGM has proven itself as one of the most prominent experimental forces in the musical underground of the last 15 years. Harkening back to the mischievous influences of The Residents, Frank Zappa, and Captain Beefheart; SGM has fashioned their own intense Dadaist universe out of a string of legends that manifest in the mysterious manners of being unable to be proven true or untrue.

– Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight [OST/Reissue/1994] LP (Real Gone Music)
Limited edition opaque green vinyl LP pressing. Features tracks by Pantera, Ministry, Machine Head, Megadeth, Melvins, Rollins Band, Biohazard, Sepultura, Filter, and Gravediggaz.

– I-Optikon LP (Housecore)
New album from the progressive avant-garde metal band.

>Teddy Williams
– Worry Off My Mind LP (Big Legal Mess)
Recorded by musicologist George Mitchell in Canton, Mississippi in September 1967, and now available on vinyl for the first time.
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