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for the week of 30 june 2015...
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
– The Boatman's Call [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Mute)
– No More Shall We Part [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Mute)
The latest batch of HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of classic Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds LPs
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– Fresh Cream [Reissue/1966] LP (Polydor)
– Disraeli Gears [Reissue/1967] LP (Polydor)
– Wheels Of Fire [Reissue/1968] 2xLP (Polydor)
– Goodbye [Reissue/1969] LP (Polydor)
– Live Cream [Reissue/1970] LP (Polydor)
– Live Cream II [Reissue/1972] LP (Polydor)
HQ-180gm heavyweight audiophile vinyl LP pressings of six albums by the British rock supergroup featuring Eric Clapton on guitar, Ginger Baker on drums and Jack Bruce on bass.

This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
The Achtungs
– Welcome To Hell LP (Going Underground)
"Teen Punk is a universal language. Red Cross'
Born Innocent is a masterpiece. A little is more than a lot. If you disagree with any of the preceding, you can probably skip The Achtungs' new album Welcome To Hell. But you really ought to reconsider. This very short record feels even shorter, because the folks who made it sound like they're having a blast. Perhaps you should join them. Features the hits 'You're Not My Friend,' 'I Wanna Be Mean,' and 'They Sent Me Back To Hell.' They're from Finland, but you'd never guess. On the Going Underground label, so you know it's messed up." – Geoffrey Weiss
– Judgment [Reissue/1999] LP+CD (The End)
Anthema – A Fine Day To Exit [Reissue/2001] LP+CD (The End)
Anthema – A Natural Disaster [Reissue/2003] 2xLP+CD (The End)
Liverpool's Anathema, started out in the early '90s as strictly a doom metal outfit, with the requisite growled vocals and the trademark muddy sound, but when original singer Darren White left the band in 1995, with guitarist Vincent Cavanagh taking the reins, Anathema started their slow journey into completely uncharted (and unexpected) territory. 2001's
A Fine Day To Exit, was an artistic breakthrough, as the band completely shed themselves of their goth roots, while still putting out powerful, brooding hard rock.
Barnett & Coloccia
– Weld LP (Blackest Ever Black)
Working with synthesizers, effected vocals, raw electrical noise, field recordings, EVP techniques, tape manipulation, and drum machines to create a music at once lucid and mystic. Its songs embody various experiential philosophies and objectives: searching for the sacred in the forgotten and supposedly useless; exploring the meaning of "natural"; listening for the pulse of the ancient; using technology both to materialize memory and to dream a folklore for a future age. Weld speaks its own distinctive dream-language, but it comes highly recommend to anyone enamored of the brittle sci-fi synth-scapes in Caroline K's Now Wait for Last Year, the amorphous electronics of Beatriz Ferreyra's work, Conrad Schnitzler's more gothic moments, and even the gravest metaphysical reckonings of aStockhausen or a Rózmann.

Big Data
– 2.0 LP (WB)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Big Data made their television debut playing "Dangerous" on Late Night with Seth Meyers and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Entertainment Weekly, named one of Rolling Stone's "10 New Artists You Need to Know" and picked for USA Today's "On the Verge" spotlight. The band's new album
2.0 features a wide variety of guest spots from Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Twin Shadow, White Sea, Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Dylan Rau and Ted Feldman (Bear Hands), Jamie Lidell, and Kimbra.
Clarence Gatemouth Brown
– Alright Again! [Reissue/1981] LP (Rounder)
American multi-instrumentalist (guitar, fiddle, bass, drums, mandolin, viola, harmonica) and singer, who gained his nickname 'Gatemouth' from a high school instructor who said Brown had a "voice like a gate." While he has been extremely influential in blues fiddle and Texas blues circles (even winning a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album in 1982 for his album
Alright Again!), his music is an eclectic mix of blues, Cajun, country, R&B, jazz, and more.
Bobby Browser
– Clubspinning 12" (100% Silk)
"Clubspinning" and "No Attachments" are rich glitterball glides, soft-lensed and silk-spun; "Manchester" a baffling bass-prowler dubbed with synthetic flute and Factory samples; and "Go 90" is a complete soul-in-the-rain ghost comedown, misted in piano, voice, and percussion, empty house for blue lights.

Dave Brubeck
– Jazz Goes To College [Reissue/1954] LP (Razor & Tie)
Before there was
Time Out, there was Jazz Goes To College. This incredible album documents the 1954 North American college tour of The Dave Brubeck Quartet and features Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, Bob Bates on double bass and Joe Dodge on drums. Following the album's original release, Dave Brubeck landed on the cover of Time Magazine and was declared "the most exciting new jazz artist at work today." This limited vinyl reissue has been mastered and cut directly from the original mono tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound and plated and pressed at RTI on HQ-180gm vinyl.
Bummers Eve
– Fly On The Wall 7" (Almost Ready)
Both tracks from this 7" are urgent, catchy, and reverb dipped. "Fly On The Wall" has all of the pop elements to make it catchy and sing-along, while still maintaining a garage punk/surf undertone. On the flip side, "Blue" starts at a frantic pace and a relentless sense of urgency while telling a tale of lost youth. Expect to hear fuzzy guitars, heavy phazed bass, warped keys i.e. The Screamers, and vocals to match any paint fume high. Fans of stripped down '70s punk, and current West Coast garage will both find this 7" accessible and must have for their record collections. A very Midwest take on punk and surf rock from the "coast" of the Ohio River.

Donald Byrd
– A New Perspective [Reissue/1963] LP (Blue Note)
This unusual set was one of the most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. Trumpeter Donald Byrd and a septet that also includes tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, guitarist Kenny Burrell, and pianist Herbie Hancock are joined by an eight-voice choir directed by Coleridge Perkinson. The arrangements by Duke Pearson are masterful and one song, "Cristo Redentor," became a bit of a hit. This is a memorable effort that is innovative in its own way, a milestone in Donald Byrd's career. Part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.

– 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.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
– The Boatman's Call [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Mute)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – No More Shall We Part [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Mute)
The latest batch of HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of classic Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds LPs.

- 2 Ynfynyty LP (Brutal Panda)
First new LP in over 20 years from these cult noise rock kings finds the trio rejuvenated with a more dangerous sound than ever. Picking up where they left off while trekking down a few unexpected turns, Cherubs effortlessly mix distorted heaviness with sublime songcraft.

Alex Cobb
– Chantepleure LP (Students Of Decay)
Chantepleure is the Students Of Decay label head's most optimistic and sanguine musical statement to date, acting as a balm of tender tones where abstract guitar lines circle and suspend in a kind of refined elegance. A delicate dissonance shades the edges of these four tracks, providing textural color and gorgeously offsetting the lush nature of the music.
Constrain/Wrong Hole
– Mutual Transgressions b/w Solitary Solace 7" (Oxen)
Wrong Hole's Nial Morgan slashes paths through forests of electro-tape destruction with sleep-deprived swagger with "Mutual Transgressions." On the flip, the equally malicious and unhinged "Solitary Solace" by Constrain's Kevin McEleny ladders to a crushing apex of sublime cacophony.

– Fresh Cream [Reissue/1966] LP (Polydor)
Cream – Disraeli Gears [Reissue/1967] LP (Polydor)
Cream – Wheels Of Fire [Reissue/1968] 2xLP (Polydor)
Cream – Goodbye [Reissue/1969] LP (Polydor)
Cream – Live Cream [Reissue/1970] LP (Polydor)
Cream – Live Cream II [Reissue/1972] LP (Polydor)
HQ-180gm heavyweight audiophile vinyl LP pressings of six albums by the British rock supergroup featuring Eric Clapton on guitar, Ginger Baker on drums and Jack Bruce on bass.

Crystal Syphon
– Elephant Ball LP+MP3 (Roaratorio)
Following Roaratorio's release of
Family Evil in 2012, this West Coast psychedelic band reunited and began playing out again, with their vintage sound intact. This second helping of unearthed material from the band's archives starts with three tracks from their earliest recording sessions in 1967—the swaggering garage-rock miniature "Dawn Sermon" and the folk-rock "For All Of My Life" and "Tell Her For Me"—and then moves on to a Fillmore West gig from November 1969, featuring the final incarnation of the group during their original run.
The Damned
– The Black Album [Reissue/1980] 3xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Originally released in October 1980 on Chiswick as a double album, with a selection of live tracks recorded at Shepperton Studios for Damned fan club members on side four, this deluxe grey vinyl edition also includes an extra disc of rare bonus tracks.

Der Faden
– Best Guess 7" (Dirt Cult)
London, Ontario's Der Faden plays powerful and catchy power pop, and these two songs are frankly either 1) better than anything main man Rob from Deranged Records/Statues has ever done (which is saying a lot!) or 2) the best thing Rob has done since Statues fantastic
New People Make Me Nervous LP.
– DMA's LP (Mom + Pop)
DMA's (dee-em-ayes) is Johnny Took, Matt Mason and Tommy O'Dell – three friends who came together making nostalgic garage pop in a bedroom in Newtown, Australia. Having met whilst playing in other bands, DMA's are three writers, three mates, three frontmen – all with a common sense of purpose and musicality. Writing a few songs together, the band demoed them in Johnny's bedroom-studio, gaining instant attention – all before putting out an official track or playing a single show. "This has the swagger of Oasis and the musicality and inventiveness of Arctic Monkeys" – Dave Rowntree (Blur). ""Boasts that Mancunian spirit, but blends it w/ an Antipodean sheen of fizzing garage-pop" -- NME

- Discografía Completa 2xLP (BCore Disc)
Double LP compiling everything ever released by the Spanish fastcore/hardcore punk band, including their unreleased split 7" with Seein' Red, demos and unreleased sessions.

The Elwins
– Play For Keeps LP (Hidden Pony)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. The Elwins are a pop band from the lakeside town of Keswick, Ontario that specialize in writing bright infectious songs. "On the surface everything about the Elwins' second studio album is whimsical, light, and fizzy, from the colorful building blocks on the album cover to the first bouncing beats of 'Bubble.' The fivesome from Ontario produce indie pop that brings to mind Pop Rocks and Coke: crunchy, sweet, sizzling with good humor and fun, and crackling wickedly with energy. But like any semi-explosive concoction, there's an element of complex and dark inner workings to the tracks. While the Elwins produce a form of breezy, infectious pop with ease, it's layered over an underlying current of darker questions and revelations, and it's this pairing of light and dark that makes the music stick with you." – Panic Manual

– In The Name Of Suffering [Reissue/1990] LP (Century Media)
EyeHateGod – Take As Needed For Pain [Reissue/1993] LP (Century Media)
Vinyl reissues of the first two albums by the sludge band from Louisiana, known for their misanthropic lyrics and endless troubles with law and drugs.

– Eyelids LP+MP3 (Jealous Butcher)
Eyelids have a collective history of creating music for some of the most legendary indie songwriters. These longtime Portland, Oregon collaborators were not only the principal instrumentalists for Robert Pollard's post Guided By Voices band Boston Spaceships for over eight releases, but they have also worked with Stephen Malkmus, The Decemberists, Elliott Smith, Sam Coomes of Quasi, Black Prairie, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Loch Lomond, Damien Jurado and Peter Buck (who is producing their upcoming EP this Fall). Principal songwriters John Moen and Chris Slusarenko have turned inwards to their loves of New Zealand/Flying Nun guitar buzz, their teenage L.A. Paisley Underground obsessions, haunts of early Athens and all things beautiful, lopsided and rock.

Fight Amp
– Constantly Off LP (Brutal Panda)
The noise rock trio returns with a thunderously heavy blend of grunge, sludge, and punk, kicking up the riffs and locking in the rhythms with focused, melodic vocals.

Nick Forté
– Primordial Forms LP (Amish)
For the five pieces that comprise
Primordial Forms, Forté created five one-second sounds on his computer based purely on the visual appeal of the waveform. He made these waveforms with the speakers off. These visually appealing forms became the seeds for the pieces on the record. With the speakers turned back on, Forté then turned these discrete sound units into long form music through a slow and deliberate process of looping, editing, and manipulation.
The Frightnrs
– I'd Rather Go Blind 7" (Daptone)
Waxen platter of reggae perfection -- a cover of the Etta James classic "I'd Rather Go Blind" on A-side and a dubbed-out version on the B-side.

G.Love And Special Sauce
– Sweet 'N Blues (Sugar Outtakes) LP+MP3 (Brushfire)
The six songs on
Sweet 'N Blues were recorded during the sessions for the 2014 album Sugar but were held back for a separate release. White vinyl.
Dexter Gordon
– One Flight Up [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
One Flight Up features Dexter on tenor saxophone with musical assistance from Donald Byrd on trumpet (tracks one and two), Kenny Drew on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Art Taylor on drums. Gordon's sound was commonly characterized as being large and spacious and he had a tendency to play behind the beat. He was famous for humorously inserting musical quotes into his solos. Part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
– The Travelling Kind 2xLP+MP3 (Nonesuch)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Produced by Grammy Award winner Joe Henry (Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann),
The Traveling Kind comprises 11 duet tracks, including six new songs written by Harris and Crowell with co-writing by Mary Carr, Cory Chisel, Will Jennings, and Larry Klein. Also featured are new renditions of previous Crowell cuts including "No Memories Hanging Around" as well as new interpretations of Lucinda Williams' "I Just Wanted to See You So Bad" and Amy Allison's "Her Hair Was Red."
– Sonic Attack [Reissue/1981] 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Hawkwind – Choose Your Masques [Reissue/1982] 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Hawkwind – Church Of Hawkwind [Reissue/1982] 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Hawkwind – Onward [Reissue/2012] 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Hawkwind – Spacehawks [Reissue/2013] 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Deluxe HQ-180 vinyl reissues of a handful of albums by the legendary space rock band now available.

Hinds/The Parrots
– The Parrots/Hinds [Split] 7" (Burger)
For their split single, Hinds cover Thee Headcoats, while The Parrots cover The Almighty Defenders.

Invisible Force
– Satan, Rebellion, Metal CD (Dark Descent)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Obscure Chilean thrash metal.

Jethro Tull
– Thick As A Brick [Reissue/1972] LP (Rhino)
Thick As A Brick is the fifth studio album by Jethro Tull, originally released in 1972, and was deliberately crafted in the style of a concept album. The original packaging was designed like a foldout newspaper, and claims the album to be a musical adaptation of an epic poem by an 8-year-old genius, though the lyrics were actually written by the band's frontman, Ian Anderson.
Jay-Jay Johanson
– Opium LP (Le Plan)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. It was in 1996 that Jay-Jay Johanson, a young man from a cold climate, fascinated by the Bristol sound they called trip-hop and Portishead in particular, first tapped delicately on our eardrums. In only a few songs he revealed a family tree that spread its roots far and wide: on one branch Chet Baker and Lee Hazelwood, on the other John Coltrane with Johnny Hartman, and in between a whole army of jazz or symphonic recordings sampled from everywhere imaginable. Almost 20 years later he has returned with an incredible album called
Opium. It contains the very essence of Johanson's music: an ease with inventing melodies, a voice that gently caresses, and the jacked up, heady rhythms that lift and carry the songs.
Joy Division
– Unknown Pleasures [Reissue/1979] LP (Rhino)
Joy Division – Closer [Reissue/1980] LP (Rhino)
Before the death of lead singer/songwriter Ian Curtis in 1980, Joy Division recorded two studio albums (posthumous collection
Still followed in 1981). To celebrate the 35th anniversary of their classic single "Love Will Tear Us Apart" on June 27th, Rhino is re-releasing these albums on HQ-180gm vinyl. (Heavyweight double-vinyl reissues of Still and Substance are due July 17).
Jovan Karcic
– 2011 LP+MP3 (Scioto)
2011 is the title of Jovan Karcic's (Gaunt, Scrawl, Black Swans, Cobra Verde) second solo album and it is his sonic shadow of that year. Jovan Karcic is having conversations with himself, and setting them to music, one year at a time. He built songs from the rhythm up: drums first, then a Casio CZ-1, whatever guitar was leaning against his amp, bass, vocal melody, and finally, words. Only a cousin to rock music, it sounds like a murkier Parade-era Prince and Amon Düül II through a Midwestern filter with lyrics personal and cryptic.
The Legends
– It's Love LP (Cascine)
"This is The Legends' fifth album and each one has been almost completely different than the last. Where 2009's Over and Over covered everything in harsh feedback,
It's Love is the chillest Legends album yet, with sparse percolating drum machines, minimal guitar and keyboards, as well as heavy use of vocoder/autotune. (It all works really well with his songwriting style.)" – Brooklyn Vegan
The London Souls
– Here Come The Girls LP (Feel Records/Round Hill)
"The latest effort from now-duo The London Souls is worthy of consideration among history's finest examples of the dirtiest rock. Chris St. Hilaire and Tash Neal have assembled a collection of songs full of swagger and accidental perfection that perfectly encapsulates their intuitive approach to making music. Not that the album isn't without its tender moments – the Zeppelin-y
'Isabel' and Alecia Chakour-assisted album closer 'Run Zombie Run' are particularly gentle tunes. By and large though, this record is rife with boozy swing, crunchy guitars and thunderous drums." – Relix

Mamitori Ulithi Empress Yonaguni San
– 25/12/13 LP (Bruit Direct Disques)
This savagely DIY bunch of gleeful Japanese weirdos reimagine six tracks from their self-produced acid-folk masterpiece
1 2 3 Fairy Tail Chimidoro Phenomenon Satan Inferno Dress Ha Cattlemurarete Yggdrasill Ha Wa Sasaru. Guitars are skinned alive, twisted in counterpoint or played with a cheese grater; the frail vocal is exhausted and sweet; a trumpet plays its dying breath; the bouncy rhythm section offers a skeleton of rigor. The odd post-punk mess which spits from their amps reduces psych-rock to fluff, a scraggy trunk in which only the spinal column remains.
– Lion Pure 2xLP (Not Like You)
Formed by East Coast skateboarder Chuck Treece in the early 80s, McRad's initial EP
Dominant Force and their LP Absence Of Sanity became instant skate rock classics. Lion Pure is a document of those early days, featuring those early releases plus tracks from Thrasher comps and live cuts.
Hank Mobley
– The Turnaround [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley brought real consistency to his many Blue Note dates, as well as an individualistic style that blended an almost languid sound with rhythmically acute phrasing. Two sessions held two years apart contribute to this 1965 LP, and they demonstrate Mobley's ease in two quite different quintets. Part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.

– Hotel Ambient [2005] 3xLP (Little Idiot)
First time on vinyl. Reissue of Moby's 2005 ambient album that was originally given away as a bonus CD with approximately 10,000 deluxe edition copies of
Hotel. "May 4 Two," "Spaired Long" and "Live Forever (Long)" are new tracks.
– Nazareth [Reissue/1971] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Nazareth – Exercises [Reissue/1972] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Nazareth – Razamanaz [Reissue/1973] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Nazareth – Hair Of The Dog [Reissue/1975] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Nazareth – Play 'N' The Game [Reissue/1976] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Nazareth – Expect No Mercy [Reissue/1977] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the Scottish rock group's early discography.

– Virgin Mary 7" (Goner)
Follow-up single to debut LP
We Are Nots delivers hellish synth and guitar that swirls around the hypnotic rhythm section as the band simmers into the sonic void.
Of Monsters & Men
– Beneath The Skin LP (Republic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Of Monsters and Men are getting bigger and barer on its sophomore album:
Beneath The Skin, amplifies the sound of the Icelandic folk-rock group's debut My Head Is An Animal while also peppering its anthems with more revealing lyrical passages. Ragnar "Raggi" Þórhallsson, who shares lead vocal and guitar duties with Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, says that writing a more intimate record was a natural process for the band, which had grown closer while touring exhaustively behind their first album. 'For the first album, being from Iceland, you could feel in the lyrics that we wanted to go out and explore,' says Þórhallsson. 'Because we've toured for two years, I think you can hear in this album that we're going more inwards. We're writing more about us instead of what's out there. It's much more personal'." – Billboard
Outta Gas
– Outta Gas 7" (Dead Broke/Life On An Island)
This indie rock band features members of NY indie/emo artists For Serious This Time, Giant Peach and more.

The Pop Group/Sleaford Mods
–Nations b/w Face To Faces 7" (Freaks R Us)
Split features "Faces To Faces" -- a raw alternate version of a track featured on the forthcoming Sleaford Mods album, and "Nations" -- a track taken from
Citizen Zombie (The Pop Group's recently acclaimed album).
Bud Powell
– The Scene Changes [Reissue/1959] LP (Blue Note)
Bud Powell was one of those very few special innovators who permanently changed the way that his instrument is played in jazz. Prior to Powell's arrival on the scene, pianists kept time with their left hand, stating the beat by striding back and forth between bass notes and chords while their right played melodic variations. When Powell rose to prominence in 1945, his style was a revelation. He stated chords with his left- hand on an irregular basis as if he were a drummer hitting the bass drum while his right played rapid single-note lines like a horn player. This became the way to play jazz piano. While Bud Powell's recordings of the 1950s could be erratic due to his personal problems, his greatest work was on Blue Note. Part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.

Sand In The Face
– Music Made To Riot: New Jersey Hardcore 1982-1983 LP (Mad At The World)
This LP compiles the very earliest recordings of Montville, New Jersey's Sand In The Face. The demos, largely recorded at Boonton, NJ's Mix-o-Lydian Studios, features the band's pre-LP line-up, containing a young, pre-Chrome Crank Peter 'Aaron' Wegele on bass, who also contributes extensive liner notes for the record. Note that Mix-o-Lydian is the studio that gave us the Misfits'
Walk Among Us not much earlier. Sand In The Face were one of the first wave of New Jersey's hardcore bands, and contemporaries with the likes of Adrenalin OD and Bedlam. Mike Judge, the singer of late-'80s New York hardcore band Judge, attended the same high school as members of Sand In The Face and credits them with inspiring him to start his own band.
– Amusers And Puzzlers LP (Dais)
Amusers And Puzzlers is the schizophrenic culmination of their brand of damaged rock. Isolated noise patterns shifted from Mark Morgan's unorthodox guitar patterns sewn up from his nervous, scattered vocal phrasing. Richard Hoffman's stampede-like momentum on bass slammed against Jon Lockie's drum triggers made the past couple decades crash into itself.
– Lights Out Paris [2005] 2xLP (Doomtree)
Double-LP reissue of Minneapolis rapper and Doomtree member Sims' first album.

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
– Live At The Roxy 09.25.14 3xLP (Eagle/Armoury)
Recently released on CD/DVD/Blu-ray – now available on vinyl. On September 25th 2014, shortly after the release of their
World On Fire album, Slash with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators took the stage at the legendary Roxy Theatre on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The atmospheric venue, steeped in rock history, gave fans a brilliant opportunity to experience the band up close as they delivered a set packed with more recent solo tracks, including several from the new album, and classics from Slash's earlier career with Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver.
State Champion
– Fantasy Error LP (Sophomore Lounge)
The one-time bedroom recording project masterminded by Kentucky native RYAN DAVIS has evolved over the course of fifteen years, two LPs, homespun side-releases, and countless miles of touring over the past five years into a full-blown rock band that summons guidance from Rust Never Sleeps-era Neil, Dead Moon, The Silver Jews and beyond. The band's live set is a charmingly broken blend of garage folk, sun-warped honky-tonk toons, Southern art rock, soul, and noisy, unhinged slop.

– Moon Lit Our Path LP (Prosthetic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. After making waves with their debut album
On The Steps Of The Temple, Arizona-based instrumental duo Tempel return with their sophomore album, The Moon Lit Our Path. The release consists of five colossal tracks that fuse haunting blackened post-metal melodies with progressive accents and atmospheric tinges.
Tigers Jaw
– Studio 4 Acoustic Session 12" (Memory Music)
Scranton, PA indie punks Tigers Jaw hit studio for an intimate experience. Recorded in front of a live studio audience by Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight), Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins bring you live renditions of fan favorite tracks.

Tough Age
– I Get The Feeling Central LP (Mint)
If Tough Age's self-titled debut was the culmination of four radical adults, I Get the Feeling Central busts out of their comfort zone. As before, this twelve-song collection is built on the bedrock of scuzz pop—simultaneously sweet and ear-splittingly loud—but these old dogs have dug deep and taught themselves some new tricks.

Tropical Trash
– U.F.O. Rot LP (Load)
Tropical Trash's LP debut descends from the sky straight onto your brain stem. Instead of trace papering some shadow punks of previous days, these patriots pull the curtain back, revealing nine condensed blasts of well-honed songcraft that really put them at the top of the rock heap, with paranoid punk and an eagerness to melt it all down and make it into something bold and badass.

– Two Hands LP (Spinefarm)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Turbowolf are undoubtedly one of 2010's most interesting emerging acts. Their crazy mix of punk, heavy metal and stoner rock with touches of neo-psychedelia, found on the excellent self-titled debut, helped them break into the British underground scene and subsequently all over Europe. Relentless touring and most probably the fear of avoiding a sophomore slump have constantly delayed the release of a sequel. Four years later, after steadily unveiling a number of singles,
Two Hands finally sees the light of day. Nevertheless, it was worth the wait, as this effort is just as essential as its predecessor." – Sputnik Music
Various Artists (Pete Townshend)
– Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia 2xLP (Deutsche Grammophon)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. This new symphonized version of the 1973 Who classic
Quadrophenia was orchestrated by Rachel Fuller, a professional composer, orchestrator and singer/songwriter in her own right and also the partner of Pete Townshend.Recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2014 at London's legendary Air Studios, conducted by Robert Ziegler, and featuring popular Decca-signed British tenor Alfie Boe on vocals, with Townshend himself on electric guitar and performing cameo vocal roles along with special guest vocals from Billy Idol and Phil Daniels.
Various Artists
– The Rough Guide To Arabic Jazz LP+MP3 (World Music Network)
The syncopated beats and counter-culture attitudes synonymous with universal jazz culture have been swinging in the Arab world since the early twentieth century. The western Arabic region, the Maghreb, has historic ties with Andalucian Spain and the stamping off-beats heard in flamenco, which feeds back into local jazz expressions. The eastern Mashriq region has a solid jazz heritage underlined by the careers of musicians such as drummer Salah Ragab who worked with outer-planetary superstar Sun Ra. The oeuvre of the Beirut-born Rahbani brothers, did much to expand the jazz vocabulary of Lebanon. Jazz is still pulsing through the veins of Arabic homelands and this
Rough Guide offers up an insight in to the scene.
Various Artists
– The Rough Guide To Samba (2nd Edition) LP (World Music Network)
Samba is the dancing spirit and rhythm of life in Brazil. This
Rough Guide features the best of old and new from the Afro-Brazilian inspired Mart'Nalia and underground artist Loop B to legendary sambista Alcione and superstar vocalist Marisa Monte.
Various Artists
– Studio One Disco Mix [Reissue/2004] 2xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz)
Studio One's music in the 1970s took the label to new heights. The new style of disco mix brought many areas of reggae together ­- roots, lovers, disco and dub all came together in extended form, re-versioning classic hits, experimenting with new studio technology, over-dubbing, syn-drums and more producing what many fans describe as the most creative and innovative phase in the history of the legendary Studio One Records. This compilation includes many sought after classic tunes only ever released in very small quantities (on Studio One's very first 12" records as well as it's infamous Music Lab 10"s out of New York) and consequently many of these track s have been unavailable since their day of release.
Studio One Disco Mix features many of the classic Studio One artists such as Alton Ellis, Sugar Minott, Jackie Mittoo and Willie Williams (with his classic re-versioning of his own "Armigideon Time") alongside less well artists such as Doreen Schaeffer, Judah Eskender Tafari and George Dudley and many more.
Various Artists
– Studio One Dub Vol. 2 [Reissue/2007] 2xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz)
Studio One Dub 2 is a second collection bringing together some of the finest dubs from the legendary Studio One Records, Kingston, Jamaica.
Various Artists
- Studio One Rub-A-Dub: Studio One In The 1970s [Reissue/2007] 2xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz)
17 classic '70s tracks from the foundation label of reggae. In the 1970s, Clement Dodd's legendary Studio One Records went through an amazing period of re-birth working with new artists such as Willie Williams, Lone Ranger, Michigan and Smiley, Horace Andy as well as continuing to work with classic artists such as Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor, etc. Re-versioning classic Studio One rhythms became the order of the day in the 1970s, not just with Studio One boss Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd, but with every Jamaican producer of note employing their own in-house musicians to copy the music emanating from Brentford Road. The music on
Studio One Rub-A-Dub features classic and rare tracks from this amazing period, from the likes of Cornel Campbell, The Heptones, Johnny Osbourne and many other legendary artists.
Various Artists
– Studio One Story [Reissue/2002] 2xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz)
Soundtrack to the four-hour documentary of the same name. This is the true story of reggae music and its Jamaican roots told from the inside: From the rise of Kington's sound systems in the 1940s and 1950s, through to the evolution of a Jamaican music industry (and Studio One's dominance) in the 1960s and the worldwide success of reggae in the 1970s.

Various Artists
– Studio One Rude Boy [Reissue/2006] 2xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz)
Rude Boys are synonymous with Jamaican dancehall culture from the present day going back to the very early days of Sir Coxsone Dodd and Duke Reid's first sound-clashes in Kingston.
Studio One Rude Boy features artists and songs about rude boys and rude boy culture from all periods of Studio One's history. The album features ska, rocksteady, DJs, roots and dub, and includes classic tracks from Jamaica's finest singers and groups such as The Wailers, John Holt, the Wailing Souls, Dennis Brown alongside super-rare tracks from artists such as Mr Foundation, Dudley Sibbley and The Soul Brother,s all recorded under Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's supervision at the legendary recording studio and record label. Musical backing comes from the legendary in-house bands – The Skatalites, The Sound Dimension, Soul Vendors and Soul Defenders – who provide the classic Studio One rhythms so influential in the history of reggae.
Various Artists
– Studio One Sound [Reissue/2012] 2xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz)
Soul Jazz Records continues it's journey into the vaults of the mighty Studio One with this installment featuring everything from classic ska and rocksteady to the deepest roots, heaviest dub and dancehall roots. As ever the album includes incredible reggae artists such as The Heptones, Ken Boothe, The Skatalites, Johnny Osbourne, Wailing Souls all of whom launched their careers at Studio One, 13 Brentford Road, under the guidance of Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd.

The Vibrators
– Pure Mania [Reissue/1977] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
The Vibrators – V2 [Reissue/1978] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Limited color vinyl reissues of the British punk band's first two albums.

– I/II LP (Tiny Engines)
"The band's guitar work pulls a lot from '90s shoegaze, but Walleater don't restrict themselves to the genre. They're just as likely do ditch the swirling guitars for clean-toned Pedro The Lion-style slowcore or crunchier, riffier alternative rock. But no matter what mode they're in, these are all melancholic songs led by a singer whose voice is pushed to the forefront, never obscured by reverb or distortion, and sounds perennially sad." – Brooklyn Vegan

We Are Hex
– Bleach Brigade LP (War Crime)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Bastard children of The Birthday Party, We Are Hex is the fire of the televangelist on a night of infomercials, the last union pup on the strip, and skid rubbed raw by a pleasant sin. "We Are Hex sound like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, except if they were more into the Jesus Lizard, Pop Group and Suicide than John Hughes movie soundtracks." -- Detour

– The Purple Album 2xLP (Frontiers)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
The Purple Album features revved-up versions of songs from Coverdale's tenure in Deep Purple some 40 years ago, from 1973 to 1976.
– Forest Of Blitzkrieg 7" (Blak Skul)
No glacier ever made it as far south as Memphis and the temperature is far from Nordic, but Memphis has plenty of death and dungeons, and the crackheads are grim if not frostbitten. Classic Darkthrone-meets-Burzum-at-the-Battle-of-Ardennes sound.

Win Win
– Primaries LP (Arts & Crafts)
…The band has left their dancepop beginnings for a more textured, organic sound that's much harder to define. There's still an emphasis on rhythm and melody, but this is much weirder, trippier and more interesting." – Brooklyn Vegan

The Wombats
– Golden Voice Recordings 1966-1967 7" (Alona's Dream)
Originally recorded by Metamora, Illinois garage band The Wombats in 1966, these recordings represent the first tracks laid down at the legendary Golden Voice Recording Co. in the tiny village of South Pekin, IL. Although these songs were intended for release on Golden Voice's eponymous house label, they were never issued during the band's lifetime. They remained shelved until they were uncovered during research into the history of the studio. This collaboration sees the first official release on the Golden Voice record label since the 1970s. Unheard for 48 years, until now.
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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.
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Ryan Adams – Burn In The Night 7" (Pax Americana)
The latest in Ryan Adam's series of 7" vinyl singles.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
39 Clocks
– Subnarcotic [Reissue/1982] LP (Luxury Products)
Germany's self-crowned "Psycho Beat" combo, 39 Clocks were a low-lit shadow unit inhabiting a cultural corner all their own.
Subnarcotic may be their finest moment, distilling and stretching the art-primitivism of their debut to its logical breaking point. Oozing out shock waves of bad acid trips, decayed guitar, and the dull stomp of a tiny beatbox, Subnarcotic is American garage and proto-punk filtered through some shadow-filled masterpiece of German expressionism.
Action Swingers
– Quit While You're Ahead [1994] LP (In The Red)
First ever vinyl pressing of this slapdash punk rock lost classic from Action Swingers. Originally released in 1994
Quit While You're Ahead is a stellar compilation of rushed and sloppy rock songs. With the likes of J Mascis and Bob Bert passing through their ranks, Action Swingers are long overdue a reappraisal.
Ryan Adams
– Burn In The Night 7" (Pax Americana)
The latest in Ryan Adam's series of 7" vinyl singles.

– Death And The Internet LP (Fire Talk)
With a complex sound that is heavily melodic, loud, and textural, Advaeta grind velvet harmonies and lush noise into a landscape that is both evocative and wholly enveloping. "A jagged knife chased by a soothing balm." – Pitchfork

Pekka Airaksinen
– Buddhas Of Golden Light [Reissue/1984] LP (Arc Light Editions)
Reissue of legendary underground 1984 release from Nurse With Wound-listed founding member of Finnish improv group The Sperm. Characterized by out-of-sync rhythms, intense dynamics, and feverish visions -- his approach is consciously unpolished, spontaneous, and improvised, resulting in a cosmic electro-jazz sound fusing free jazz and the 808.

Aminadav Aloni
– Once [1974] LP (Dual Planet)
From the bizarre Polish-cinema-inspired imagery of the album's artwork to the private-press aesthetics of the original LP, the
Once soundtrack has long been a mysterious artifact among rare film and electronic music collectors alike. Written and directed by 'the father of virtual reality', the obscure art film is an allegorical tale of 'Creation' and 'Destruction' and the battle for humanity. With no surviving prints of the film traced to date, all that remains is the remarkable soundtrack. Composed by Israeli-born classical composer, Aminadav Aloni, the score is a collection of otherworldly spatial analogue electronics, field recordings and strong overtones of haunting Jewish liturgical music whose synergy create a soundtrack as beguiling and enigmatic as the film itself.
Ólafur Arnalds
– Broadchurch [OST] LP (Mercury)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A vital element in the success of record-breaking 2013 British drama
Broadchurch was the hauntingly beautiful, BAFTA Award-winning score by young Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds.
Ata Kak
- Daa Nyinaa b/w Bome Nnwom [1994] 12" (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
One of the greatest left-field dance floor jammers -- a joyously idiosyncratic balancing act of highlife, R&B, rap and house music, quietly released in 1994.

Bad Daddies/Hard Left
– Split 7" (Emotional Response)
Five-track split EP from Northern California punks Bad Daddies and hard-mod band, Hhard Left. Bad Daddies contribute three of their raw, untouched, pissed off, feedback-drenched-and-screeching cuts, while Hard Left have 2 exclusive tracks to this release

Perk Badger
– Do Your Stuff 7" (Numero)
The Mighty Pearstine "Perk" Badger cut a handful of sides for his own Hit Sound (& Hit Bound) and the local Miami Wax-Wel labels in the late '60s and early '70's. Raw, magical, heavy-hitting funk, featured on Numero's
Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts Of Deep City.
Aiden Baker/Thisquietarmy Hypnodrone Ensemble
– The Shape Of Space LP (Calostro)
In May of 2014, Canadian experimental/ambient guitarists Aidan Baker and Eric Quach (aka Thisquietarmy), who have frequently performed and collaborated together, recruited three drummers—David Dunnett, Jérémie Mortier, and Felipe Salazar—to accompany them for a performance at NK in Berlin. The resulting performance—a freeform, semi-improvisational study in rhythmic, psychedelic, atmospheric spacerock—was documented as a CD release on Belgium's Consouling Sounds under the moniker Hypnodrone Ensemble. Following a second performance in September 2014 at Incubate Festival in Tilburg, NL, Hypnodrone Ensemble, with the addition of Gareth Sweeney on bass, entered Golden Retriever Studios in Berlin to record a follow-up to their live debut. The results, edited down from several hours' worth of recorded material and mastered by James Plotkin, became the album
The Shape Of Space, released as a limited LP (100 translucent vinyl, 400 black vinyl) by new Berlin label Calostro Recordings.
Beat Detectives
– Climate Change LP (Not Not Fun)
Climate Change marks Minneapolis/Brooklyn block party brain-scrambler trio Beat Detectives' debut on the vinyl format after a splatterpaint trail of tapes for the 1080p, 100% Silk, Where To Now, Moon Glyph, and Night People labels. The album's 14 cuts coast and crunk within a Quaalude Quadrangle of blasted dub ("Roaring Lion"), Cro-Magnon acid ("Reward Card," "Three Pointer"), hijacked funk ("Dead Girl At A Party," "Sands Of Slime"), and smeared low rider bass grease ("Magic Island Ripper," "When You Wake Up"), spliced with speaker-blown samples and singer Oakley Tapola's dazed, glazed vocals.
Born Cages
– I'm Glad I'm Not Me LP (Razor & Tie)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The musicians in Born Cages were naturally drawn to each other back in 2011. Each had made his imprint on the fertile New York scene, and their bond proved instantaneous. Within their first year together, the band s self-released online demos stirred major buzz. Soon, NYC's most prominent rock radio station, Q104.3FM started giving them frequent airtime, they were dubbed Artist On The Verge by New Music Seminar and their in-studio performance at the Gibson showroom was featured in Times Square, and they shared the stage with the legendary Guns N Roses for two sold out shows. The band's debut album album, I'm Glad I'm Not Me, is a delicate alchemy of raw guitars and shimmering electronics powers.

Boyracer/American Culture
– Split 7"+MP3 (Emotional Response)
Boyracer, armed with a fuzzbox and a carefree revolving line up, have been transatlantically crafting their buzzsaw assault. Denver's American Culture take their cues from powerpop greats, such as The Shoes and The Records, and mixing in a little JAMC and Dinosaur Jr.

Camp Lo
– Ragtime Hightimes LP (Nature Sounds)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Ragtime Hightimes finds the legendary Bronx duo and the equally heralded beat smith utilizing live instrumentation in order to build what they like to call "time-traveling art."
Car Crash
– Car Crash 7" (Secret Mission)
Three tracks of blown out, pure-punk rock that perfectly combines the US '70s KBD spirit with the blown out Japanese rock 'n' roll sound that bands such as Teengenerate and Registrators made popular around the world in the early '90s.

– Chicago Transit Authority [Reissue/1969] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm audiophile vinyl reissue of Chicago's debut album.

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.

Eric Copeland
– Remixes 12" (DFA)
Wild interpretations of Black Dice member's 2013 album Joke In The Hole - featuring Panda Bear, Larry Gus, Fhloston Paradigm, Anthony Naples. Random color vinyl.

The Debutantes
– Adam's Apple b/w Kids 7"+MP3 (Emotional Response)
Sounding more sun-soaked than their home turf of Ireland, The Debutantes wash of layered noise, hazy vocals and strummed guitars ring out in heart-melting dream pop.

Bo Diddley
– I'm A Man: Live '84 LP (Cleopatra)
Limited edition 12" picture vinyl of blues rock legend Bo Diddley performing some of his best songs live.

Arnold Dreyblatt
– Second Selection 2xLP (Black Truffle)
Double-LP collection of archival recordings by seminal minimalist composer, performer, instrument builder and visual artist. Eleven pieces selected by Oren Ambarchi from his extensive archive of previously unreleased recordings; recorded in beautifully varying fidelity between 1978-1989, the pieces range from solo works to documents of various iterations of long-running Orchestra Of Excited Strings.

Easter And The Totem
– The Sum Is Greater Than Its Parts [Reissue/1985] LP (S-s Records)
Reissue of second album from London band. Pop-enhanced post-punk for fans of The Fall, Echo & The Bunnymen, Newtown Neurotics, The Smiths, etc.

Faith Healer
– Cosmic Troubles LP (Mint)
New release from Jessica Jalbert aka Faith Healer. Before Jessica began recording under the Faith Healer moniker, she fostered a tight collaborative friendship with fellow Edmonton-bred polymath Renny Wilson. So when Jalbert set about creating her first album as Faith Healer, she naturally called on her old buddy to help out. The result of these productive sessions is the debut LP
Cosmic Troubles. Jalbert wrote this material while absorbing a steady diet of psychedelic rock from the '60s and '70s. This fixation translates into inventive songs that combine the sun-kissed sparkle of classic pop harmonies with head-swimming trippyness and forays into thundering fuzz.
James Fella + Filthy Grin
– I Need To Borrow A Broom (I'm Local) 7" (Gilgongo)
"The empty room, like the rest of the house, had a concrete floor. Littered with miscellaneous pieces of wood, random bicycle parts and unidentified metal objects, the room itself was essentially the instrument of choice. Cables ran under the door and through the air conditioning vents. Of all of the times that I had recorded various things with Gerald Biggs (Filthy Grin) at Yobs, this was by far the most unorganized, but ultimately the most organic and cathartic."—James Fella

– Manoir LP (Feelin' Music)
Packed with twisted rhythms, bewitched bass, dynamic soundscapes and odd-tronica melodies, "Manoir" is a cutting-edge and banging mini-album that breaks the boundaries of the beats genre.

Brandon Flowers
– The Desired Effect LP (Island)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New solo album by The Killer's frontman. "Ex-cons, lost angels, stalkers, the struggling, the lonely and the damned. If Brandon Flowers' 2010 solo debut
Flamingo celebrated home, faith and the romance of the Mojave Desert, his second, The Desired Effect, takes a grittier view on Fabulous Las Vegas. On 'Diggin' Up The Heart', a housebreaker returns from the state pen tormented by dreams of damnation and unable to change his criminal ways. 'Lonely Town' sees a jilted loner break into his ex's house, knife in hand and reason running red. A hooker from a broken home – "born lost and dirt blonde" – sneers at the kerb-crawling traffic during 'Never Get You Right'. Throw in a terminal illness and some hard drugs and HBO would be biting Brandon's hand off to make it into a mini-series." – NME
– Folque [Reissue/1974] LP (Round 2)
On this seminal Norwegian album originally released on Philips in 1974, Folque, inspired by UK peers like Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention and Swedens Kebnekaise, set off to create their own domestic take on progressive folk-rock with Norwegian lyrics. Armed with the traditional Harding fiddle, dulcimer, mandolins, electric guitars, glorious vocals and a set of songs based on the traditional Norwegian folk music heritage along with some adaptations of traditional English repertoire they created this utterly unique and legendary album.

Fort Lean
– Quiet Day LP (Ooh La)
Title track "Quiet Day" "rolls along with the force of a steamroller, flattening your mood into the gloomy, gray overtones of hanging out at home during a rainstorm. But alone time doesn't necessarily have to be depressing, sometimes sitting with your thoughts at home is cathartic in its own hushed way. Clouded by angst and a prominent bassline, I'm also getting early Weezer vibes from how enjoyable their ennui is." – Stereogum

– Missa Atropos [2010] 2xLP (Kscope)
First time on vinyl. The constant drive to pigeon-hole artists often leads to the media creating all manner of new sub-genres to describe acts but few bands can share the 'classical post-alternative ambient nocturnal atmospheric neo-progressive folk world rock' label that one journalist gave Gazpacho while struggling to describe the band's distinctive sound. More orthodox descriptions have suggested similarities to Radiohead, Porcupine Tree, Marillion (and even Aha) but such simplistic comparisons don't do justice to the true nature of the band's music.

Gloop Nox And The Stik People
– Continuing Where The Beatles Left Off LP (Trubee)
After decades of crawling through life's vicissitudes, John Trubee and Jim Nevius reformed Gloop Nox And The Stik People in 2011 to record their songs just for the fun of it. The band got its start in 1973 in central New Jersey—where the members were in high school— playing music that could be described as progressive rock leavened with juvenile humor.

– Obscure Knowledge LP (Cuneiform)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Guapo started their life as a heavy bass/drums duo playing post-hardcore, noisy rock, but in the two decades since, they have expanded their instrumentation and their stylistic references to become one of Europe's most highly respected 'muscular and modern' experimental/progressive rock bands.

Dan Hartman
– Instant Replay LP (Friday Music)
In 1978, mega artist Dan Hartman ("Free Ride," "I Can Dream About You," "Living In America") was sitting on top of the world. After a long tenure performing with superstars like Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter and The Edgar Winter Group, Dan rewarded his fans once again with one of the most important club and pop songs of the era with
Instant Replay. HQ-180gm red vinyl reissue.
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.

Nick Jaina
– Sea Of Japan 7" (Fluff And Gravy)
The two tracks on Nick Jaina s new 45 are textbook examples of Nick's typically brilliant indie-pop songwriting, flush with melodic hooks and lyrical gems. "Sea Of Japan;" and the B-side, "Delta Of Venus;" were recorded during the sessions for Nick's 2013 full-length album,
Primary Perception, which was featured by NPR's Heavy Rotation and All Things Considered.
Kåre & The Cavemen
– Jet Age 2xLP [1997] (Round 2)
First-time vinyl edition of this Norwegian classic, originally released in 1997. Led by guitar ace Knut Schreiner (who later became Euroboy in the infamous Turbonegro), Kåre & The Cavemen were inspired by exotica, bargain bin easy listening records, surf movies, Dick Dale and Link Wray, hinting to the dark seriousness of post-
Pet Sounds Beach Boys and high flying Wrecking Crew-sessions.
Jorma Kaukonen
– Ain't In No Hurry LP (Red House)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Ain't In No Hurry, Jorma Kaukonen's third solo record on Red House Records, is a blend of American roots, blues, rockers and Jorma originals including a lost Woody Guthrie lyric that Jorma and producer Larry Campbell put to music.
– Hud Dreems LP (Stones Throw)
"By definition,
Hud Dreems is an instrumental release, yet the producer skillfully arranges these verbal fragments to liven the procession. In doing so, the album breezes through golden-era rap and R&B while remaining very much in the now. It properly showcases Boothe's wide-ranging sonic palate and offers a hearty glimpse into musical yesteryear. As a result, Hud Dreems feels remarkably nostalgic. It's a fully realized effort, bridging a gap between older and younger listeners, and serving as a nice starting point for new Knxwledge consumers. If Kendrick brought you here, Hud Dreems will make you stay for a while." – Pitchfork
– Mirror Being LP+MP3 (Invada)
Berlin based duo, The KVB, recently spent a week at the Invada Bristol studios recording their next album -- which will be released towards the end of the year. In the meantime the label has pressed their recent limited edition instrumental album
Mirror Being on frosted clear vinyl.
Leaf Rapids
– Lucky Stars LP (Idla)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Leaf Rapids is a new band from Keri Latimer. Best known for her four albums with Juno award-winning group Nathan, she's also released a solo album, and has recorded for television, installation and short films, most notably for her soundtrack contributions for Courtney Hunt's Oscar-nominated,
Frozen River in 2008 and Theremin parts for Guy Maddin's short film Only Dream Things in 2012. She has collaborated with her husband Devin Latimer, who also plays bass with Nathan, to explore new musical ideas that incorporate the feeling of open space that has fascinated her since moving to the prairie town of Winnipeg, Manitoba. To facilitate this, Latimer reached out to Steve Dawson, the legendary Juno Award-winning Canadian roots musician and producer who had recently relocated to Nashville.
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
– Uptown Top Ranking 2xLP (VP Records)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Uptown Top Ranking is a collection of ska, rock steady and vintage pop sounds from one of the biggest bands to emerge from the Caribbean Islands. Byron Lee's Dragonaires have been a major force in the region for decades and this album pays tribute to a forgotten yet potent sound from the man who revolutionized the Soca genre. Hear his early and classic reggae hits on Uptown Top Ranking.
Les Discrets
– Live At Roadburn LP (Prophecy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On April 19th, 2013, Les Discrets gave a celebrated concert at renowned Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands. In company with the Alcest musicians Winterhalter (drums), Neige (bass) and Zero (guitar, background vocals), mastermind Fursy Teyssier (vocals, guitar) showcased the best tunes from the first two Les Discrets albums in energetic live versions in front of an enthusiastic audience.

– Tear Me Up 7" (Secret Mission)
On their third record, (and only the second that made it stateside) following their great LP available through Sorry State Records—Osaka, Japans' Louder kick out another great pair of catchy, punk rock tunes. Riff-heavy and loud, with catchy pop hooks that come fast and stay with you long after, Louder are clearly influenced by '70s punk and the wildness of the garage punk sound that came with the generation before them.

Lyrics Born
– Real People LP (Mobile Home)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Funk has always been a part of what Lyrics Born does -- his unique vocal swagger dishes out melody and rhyme with equal aplomb. For
Real People, he turned the production over entirely (also a first) to his NOLA colleagues, giving them space to do what they do best, and him the freedom to write. Mercurio and Ellman wrangled a host of talent to execute the vision: Trombone Shorty, Ivan Neville, the Preservation Jazz Hall Band, Corey Glover (Living Colour), Corey Henry (Rebirth Brass Band), David Shaw (The Revivalists), and Billy Martin. Amidst all that quirk, soul, and raw talent, LB was reborn.
– Somnaphoria LP (Trouble In Mind)
Second album from Chicago musician Whitney Johnson (Verma) fuses elements of contemporary classical music and modern experimental electronic music with neo-new age mysticism.

Sidney Miller
– Linguas De Fogo [Reissue/1974] LP (Sol Re Sol)
A seamless mesh of Brazilian pop, psychedelia and bossa nova,
Linguas De Fogo could almost be mistaken as tropicalia—if Miller hadn't distanced himself from the genre.
Mischief Brew
– This Is Not For Children LP (Alternative Tentacles)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fourth album from the Philly anarcho-punk/folk troubadours. There's a little acoustic guitar, violin, junk percussion and even glockenspiel... but at its heart, this is a punk album.

– Sound Of Sinning LP (Transistor Sound)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Five-piece funk-infused group Monophonics have been floating around the music world for over eight years now, and it's pretty clear that they've already built their alcove in terms of style. Their latest album, Sound of Sinning, backs up the claim admirably, and if you've never come across their work, all you need to know is that they've taken up the chore of turning back the clock and exposing their listeners to a dormant but amazing style of vocal-injected vintage soul." -- Hilldilly

– Heavy Metal LP (Razor & Tie)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Third studio album by the Los Angeles-based melodic death metal band.

– Finding Release 12" (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Noon:30 is art. Noon:30 is rage. Noon:30 is Noon:30. It's that feeling in your throat when you're chasing someone you're unable to catch, the desperation and the heat, when it feels like the whole world's laughing at you. It's enough to make you want to kill someone. But even as they rage, Noon:30 strives for transcendence. From ambient to explosive, from sparseness to overload, from acapella to industrial, from frozen to ferocious, from a dream to a nightmare. Most of
Finding Release isn't safe for the radio.
The Offspring
– Americana [Reissue/1998] LP (Original Recordings Group)
With integrity intact and a hearty combination of poppy punk and wit throughout, The Offspring's fifth album is a raucous ride through America as seen through the eyes of a weary, but still optimistic, young kid. Riffs on political correctness, '70s radio fodder, and suburban disquiet are spread thick on
Americana. HQ-180gm.
Orgasmo Sonore
– Revisiting Obscure Library Music LP (Cineploit)
Orgasmo Sonore is the moniker utilized by Canadian artist Frank Rideau, who has delved into obscure film music previously for releases on Cineploit Records, with
Revisiting Obscure Library Music being the musician and composer's first foray into the vast library music genre, here recreating twelve iconic library tracks from such composers as Italy's Bruno Nicolai, Piero Umiliani and Alessandro Alessandroni to France's Jacky Giordano and Bernard Fevre. It's no secret that Orgasmo Sonore has chosen to mine particularly the '60s and '70s library scene here, for connoisseurs of the genre have longed championed these decades as a time when library music was its most fantastic and funky peak.
The Pineapple Thief
– 10 Stories Down [2005] 2xLP (Kscope)
The Pineapple Thief's second album remastered and pressed (for the first time) on HQ-180gm vinyl. Formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord, The Pineapple Thief have continued to evolve and refine their sound ever since and they're seen by many as one of the most interesting and innovative rock bands the UK have produced in recent years.

Psychic Baos
– Society's Lien On Peace Of Mind b/w Can't Help Us Down 7" (Magnetic South)
"You're on a muddy BMX track in eastern Tennessee and there's a band playing what sounds like the Chocolate Watch Band melting in hellfire."

Brian Reitzell
– Hannibal: Original Television Soundtrack Music 2xLP (Mondo)
Featuring 20 cues from the first two seasons of the hit television show, (10 from each) curated by the composer himself. This compilation is essential for
Hannibal fans, just in time for the Season Three premiere. Featuring an informative interview with the composer, and original artwork by Phantom City Creative.
Retribution Body
– Aokigahara LP (Type)
Two long slabs of low-frequency drone. Unlike many contemporary drone records,
Aokigahara is an acoustic recording made in a concert hall, something that adds a certain magic that's impossible to recreate using software trickery. Matthew Azevedo's use of the space is the record's power, and occasionally you find yourself focusing not on the booming sub-bass but the airy flutter around it, or the echoing distortion that rips through like thunder.
Buddy Rich
– Birdland LP (Lightyear)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Previously unreleased live album featuring Buddy Rich and his Killer Force Band at the peak of their performing years. This rare, and all original production was recorded with Buddy's permission by bandmate Alan Gauvin, who has also now mixed and edited the project together. Buddy Rich was an intimidating figure — or at least some of his peers thought so — because of the man's relentless musicianship. The intensity of the drums within the songs was off the charts. You can easily see how it could scare other musicians.

The Rolling Stones
– From The Vault: The Marquee Club Live In 1971 LP+DVD (Eagle Rock)
From The Vault is a series of live concerts from The Rolling Stones archive which are getting their first official release. The Marquee Club Live In 1971 is the latest addition to the series. The show was filmed at London's legendary Marquee club on March 26, 1971, shortly after the finish of the band's 1971 UK tour and about a month before the release of the Sticky Fingers album in late April. Mick Taylor was now fully integrated into the group and the band had used the tour to showcase some of the tracks from the forthcoming album. The show at the Marquee was filmed for American television and four songs from the Sticky Fingers album were featured, including the rarely performed "I Got The Blues."
S. Araw "Trio" XI
– Gazebo Effect 2xLP (Sun Ark Records)
S. Araw "Trio" XI is a new configuration of the Sun Araw Band, the live-action collaborative branch of Sun Araw. Over the course of several studio dates in Hollywood, California, "Trio" players Cameron Stallones, Alex Gray and Mitchell Brown successfully planted a garden of "non-dimensional" objects, not only spontaneously generating these objects but also mastering their nurture and cultivation.
Gazebo Effect is a nocturnal stroll into the depths of the garden, it's upper lawns and outbuildings.
Schooner/Can't Kids
– Schooner/Can't Kids 7" (Sit-n-Spin)
Schooner play delightfully experimental pop/rock, augmenting perfectly intuitive song structures with unexpected, though balanced textures. Can't kids offer up a labyrinth of mutating rhythms and harmonized vocals that wonderfully boil into screeches, howls, and wails.

– Evil Or Divine LP (Metalville)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sideburn is a classic hardrock/doom/blues/progressive band out of Stockholm, Sweden.

Carly Simon
– Hotcakes [Reissue/1974] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of Simon's 1974 album featuring the hit single "Mockingbird" which features James Taylor.

Sleaford Mods
– A Little Ditty b/w I'm Sh*t At It 7"+MP3 (Emotional Response)
Sleaford Mods musical strengths lie in their minimalist approach, immediate and gloriously raw. Scattershot vocal delivery sits perfectly over the stripped down crude beats and punk bass, where lyrics are often bleak social commentary, full of bile and delivered with (genuine) working class rage, but not without humor, but all soaked in the impossible realities of the everyday. B-side is exclusive to this release.

Sly And The Family Stone
– Live At The Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968 2xLP (Epic)
In October 1968, in the wake of Dance to the Music and Life, Sly and the Family Stone performed a two-night, four-show stand at the legendary Fillmore East in New York. Epic Records recorded all four of these concerts (two shows per night) with plans to release a live album that would consist of selections from these performances but the release was shelved until now. This is the non-RSD version, now available as a wider release. Complete four-disc CD version due July 17.

Soft Shoulder
– Fabric 7" (Gilgongo)
Soft Shoulder – Stair 7" (Gilgongo)
Soft Shoulder – Von Guts 7" (Gilgongo)
Raw and junky no-wave punk.

Sorority Rose
– Joy, Departed LP (Topshelf)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl.
Joy, Departed shows growth in Sorority Rose's songwriting while taking influences from Brand New, introducing more atmospheric and angular guitars while keeping true to the bands quirky, honest lyrics.
– Keep On Keepin' On 2xLP (Varese Sarabande)
Original soundtrack to the film featuring performances by Clark Terry and his protégé Justin Kauflin, with original score by Justin Kauflin and Dave Grusin. Quincy Jones not only co-produced this film about his friend and mentor Clark Terry (which revolves around Clark's friendship with stage fright-stricken piano prodigy Justin Kauflin), but he also produced this superb soundtrack, which serves as a virtual "best of Clark Terry" collection, featuring many of his most iconic recordings, including his performances with some of the all-time jazz greats: Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones.

– O Brother, Where Out Thou? [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Lost Highway)
Double-LP picture disc edition. In order to capture the sound of Mississippi circa 1932 for the film, the Coen Brothers commissioned T-Bone Burnett, a masterful producer whose work with artists like Elvis Costello, Sam Phillips, Joseph Arthur, and Counting Crows has earned him a special place in the folk-rock hall of fame, to research and re-create the country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, and blues of the era.

Angelo Spencer
– Love In The Morning LP (K Records)
Angelo Spencer's third album is his most danceable work so far.
Love In The Morning is a short, precise, and undeniably groovy affair. With re-purposed autotune and raw, uncompressed sound recorded by Djan (the man behind the Larsen Records sound), the album is minimal yet so full. These guys don't joke around. This sh*t was made for dancing!
The Squires
– Going All The Way With The Squires LP+7" (Crypt)
16 tracks of garage-folk-punk genius, remastered and expanded with eight unissued cuts, liner notes and color photos. Also includes a bonus 7" featuring two additional tracks.

The Stark Reality
– Roller Coaster Ride [Reissue/1969] 2xLP+MP3 (Now Again)
Despite their relatively short career, The Stark Reality's catalog is among the most celebrated and storied in the world of far-out psychedelic jazz in which they operated. Their album
Roller Coaster Ride has long been one of the most sought-after pieces of their catalog.
Rod Stewart
– An Old Raincoat Will Never Let You Down [Reissue/1969] LP (Mercury)
Rod Stewart – Gasoline Alley [Reissue/1970] LP (Mercury)
Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story [Reissue/1971] LP (Mercury)
Rod Stewart – Never A Dull Moment [Reissue/1972] LP (Mercury)
Rod Stewart – Smiler [Reissue/1974] LP (Mercury)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the singer/songwriter's first five albums.

– Noise Tape Self 2xLP (Further)
Portland, OR producer/multi-instrumentalist Paul Dickow delves ever deeper into his more ambient inclination sand tape loop experiments. Previous albums on Kranky, Idle Hands, 100% Silk.

Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra
– Sleeping Beauty [Reissue/1979] LP (Ks Art Yard Series)
Reissue of one of the more delicate recordings of Sun Ra's 28-strong Arkestra. Inspired space-age lullaby music, with drummer Luqman Ali keeping the narcotic funk nd dreamy solos from other key Arkestra players like John Gilmore, Michael Ray, and Marshall Allen.

Sunset In The 12
th House – Mosaic LP (Prophecy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sunset In The 12th House is a new band founded by the Dordeduh masterminds Edmond Karban (aka Hupogrammos) and Sol Faur. Acting mainly as an instrumental band, the quartet, which is completed by Dordeduh drummer Sergio Ponti and the bass player Mihai Moldoveanu, performs a unique style that can be best described as a blend of post rock and traditional oriental music.

– Sweetie 12" (Ride The Snake)
If you've been searching for the perfect soundtrack for stuffing boys in lockers, your prayers have been answered. Tomboy's unique flavor of pissed-off bubblegum is sure to suit your needs. Hailing from Boston, Tomboy is a refreshing and vital collision of revenge-fueled doo wop and sugar-coated punk fury—leveling all in their path and in the process creating a feminist dance party for the ages.

Tough Age
– I Get The Feeling Central LP+MP3 (Mint)
This twelve-song collection is built on the bedrock of scuzz pop—simultaneously sweet and ear-splittingly loud. From the thunderous glam-stomp of "Chutes & Ladders" to the ominous surf instrumental "Landau, Luckman & Lake" to the self-dubbed "Evil Donovan" psych-pop of "Castigation," it's a thrilling listen that zigs where one expects it to zag.

John Trubee And The Ugly Janitors Of America
– Nude Women Exdocrius LP (Trubee)
John Trubee And The Ugly Janitors Of America – A Blind Man's Penis And Other Smash Hits LP (Trubee)
"There are two distinctly different groups of musicians on these records—one band in Los Angeles, another band in San Francisco. They are all one, organic whole as The Ugly Janitors Of America. I invented this band in 1983 in North Hollywood, California to perform and record my music. Any and all musicians I have conscripted since then are all part of the same organic, whole band and party of my plan to bring my music—made on nothing but my ideas, shoestring, and some duct tape—to the world. Our music reflects all the joy, madness, passion, sorrow, agony and excitement in life, which is often so difficult to directly express. Music is our greatest expressive outlet for all the joys and madness and sorrows and passions in life."—John Trubee

Try The Pie
– Domestication LP (Salinas)
Ex members of Sourpatch from San Jose, CA playing jangly indie-pop.

– Two Hands LP (Spinefarm)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Turbowolf are undoubtedly one of 2010's most interesting emerging acts. Their crazy mix of punk, heavy metal and stoner rock with touches of neo-psychedelia, found on the excellent self-titled debut, helped them break into the British underground scene and subsequently all over Europe. Relentless touring and most probably the fear of avoiding a sophomore slump have constantly delayed the release of a sequel. Four years later, after steadily unveiling a number of singles,
Two Hands finally sees the light of day. Nevertheless, it was worth the wait, as this effort is just as essential as its predecessor." – Sputnik Music
– Land Of 1000 Dances b/w Cry For The Trees 7" (Crypt)
Raw-assed unissued 1967 Connecticut garage punk blaster. A 100-mile-per-hour screeching fuzzblastin' brutal version of the Kenner/Pickett classic. Backed with a truly great folk-punk original, "Cry For The Trees".

Alceu Valença
- Molhado De Suor [Reissue/1974] LP (Sol Re Sol)
First-time reissue of 1974 album from Brazilian artist -- an innovative and vital mix of traditional northeastern Brazilian music and rhythms with folk rock and psychedelia.

Various Artists
– Back From The Grave Volume 2 LP (Crypt)
Crypt's second offering in their Back From The Grave series, features total cuts by The Lyrics, The Canadian Rogues, The Unrelated Segments, The Outsiders, The Mods, The Hatfields, The Reasons Why, Ralph Nielsen & The Chancellors, The Novas, The Mystics, The Children Of Darknss, plus more

Various Artists
– Last Of The Garage Punk Unknowns Volume 3 LP (Crypt)
Various Artists – Last Of The Garage Punk Unknowns Volume 4 LP (Crypt)
Prime slabs of mid-'60s USA garage punk aceness with liner notes, band photos, and label scans. Note: This is an entirely new series, and none of these tracks were on the old series
Garage Punk Unknowns. Features cuts by The Zounds, The Last Image, The Five Counts, The Sound Carnival, The Tortians, The Mystics, and many more.
Various Artists
– Las Vegas Grind 2: Louie's Limbo Lounge LP (Crypt)
Crypt's second offering in their
Las Vegas Grind series, features cuts by Frank Motley & His Motley Curew, Pancho Villa, The Epics, The Empallos, Big Bo & The Arrows, The Noisemakers, Del-Valaros, The Canadian Rogues, The Lyrics, The Upsetters, plus more.
Steve Von Till
– A Life Unto Itself LP (Neurot Recordings)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
A Life Unto Itself is a perfect description for the 25-plus years Von Till's spent forging a unique and influential sound. As with his previous solo works, Von Till's weathered, distinctive voice and sparse acoustic guitar provides the foundation. Quiet and subdued for the most part, these songs still evoke vast emotional power as Von Till's raspy whisper dives deeply inward and speak of visions, memories and self-reflection in a way both seasoned and exposed. Guests include viola master Eyvind Kang, pedal steel wizard J. Kardong and percussionist Pat Schowe.
Juan Wauters
– Who Me? LP+MP3 (Captured Tracks)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Inspired by both the arrangements of Uruguayan songwriter Jaime Roos and the production of American master Dr. Dre, this collection of songs presents his continued approach to existential questioning through pop music.

Ricked Wicky
– Jargon Of Clones 7" (GBV Inc.)
Ricked Wicky – Tomfoole Terrific 7" (GBV Inc.)
Two 7" singles from
King Heavy Metal, the forthcoming second album by Ricked Wicky, the new project of Guided By Voices' mastermind Robert Pollard, joined by GBV's Kevin March (drums), long-time collaborator Todd Tobias (bass) and secret weapon, Nick Mitchell (guitar). The A-sides are majestic and hook-filled -- classic Pollard rock. The non-LP B-sides are written and sung by Mitchell. "Quite Worthy": power pop/glam rock/'70s AM radio fuel this harmony-laden nod to Joseph Campbell-esque advice to "Follow Your Bliss." "Dissonance" is baroque chamber pop, acoustic guitar and cellos, harkening to early Jeff Lynne/Roy Wood.
Wild Classical Music Ensemble
– Tapping Is Clapping LP (Born Bad)
Originally the band focused on free improvisation—sound and object experimentation tied together with orchestration signals and experimental music notations—Wild Classical Music Ensemble has since begun incorporating punk rock riffs from guitarist Kim Verbeke, broadening their sound into a free-punk-noise-rock hybrid.

– Sixty Music Zoom LP (Cineploit)
The UK progressive synth group known as ZOLTAN have been turning heads since arising in 2010 as one of the most interesting projects signed to a then-fledgling Austrian label by the name of Cineploit Records.
Sixty Minute Zoom takes the building blocks of influence carved from the likes of film composer Fabio Frizzi, Italian prog giants Goblin and Pittsburgh duo Zombi and erects here a monument to their own creativity and unique compositional eye.
– Near Unison LP (Near Unison)
From the band. "These visceral and gently imaginative songs come from a year long musical sketch-sharing practice that led the band towards simple compositions inspired by the melodies and intimate storytelling of Swedish and American folk music."
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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy – "On Raglan Road" 7" (BpB)
Hurry—limited to 500 copies!
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The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses [Reissue/1989] 2xLP (Modern Classics)
The Stone Roses – Turns Into Stone [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Modern Classics)
HQ-180gm double LP reissues on color vinyl. Released in 1989,
The Stone Roses was a fusion of rock music and the nascent rave scene in the group's native Manchester. Turns Into Stone collects early singles and B-sides that didn't appear on the band's self-titled debut.
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Air – Premiers Symptoms [Reissue/1997] LP (Parlophone)
Air – Moon Safari [Reissue/1997] LP (Parlophone)
Air – The Virgin Suicides [OST/Reissue/1999] 2xCD/2xCD+LP+7"+MP3 (Parlophone)
Air – 10,000 Hz Legend [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Parlophone)
Air – Talkie Walkie [Reissue/2003] LP (Parlophone)
Air – Pocket Symphony [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Parlophone)
Warner and Parlophone celebrate the 15th anniversary of Sofia Coppola's directorial debut,
The Virgin Suicides, by reissuing Air's original soundtrack for the film. Available on vinyl, double CD, and in a limited edition super deluxe box set, the score is reissued along with Air's early studio releases. The box set will include the album pressed on red vinyl plus a bonus picture disc featuring a previously unreleased live performance of the score recorded at L.A.'s American Legion Hall on January 22nd, 2000 and three recordings from a KCRW performance that same month. Also in the box will be the double-CD version, a movie poster, a 16-page booklet featuring a new Air interview, a VIP badge from the L.A. show, and an exclusive red vinyl 7" featuring remixes and the song "Playground Love." The live album will also be included as one of the discs in the double-CD set, while two additional studio outtakes will be tacked onto the end of disc one.
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The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy And The Lash [Reissue/1985] LP (Rhino)
The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God [Reissue/1988] LP (Rhino)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the legendary Irish band's second and third albums, most of which have been out-of-print on the format for years.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
– Premiers Symptoms [Reissue/1997] LP (Parlophone)
Air – Moon Safari [Reissue/1997] LP (Parlophone)
Air – The Virgin Suicides [OST/Reissue/1999] 2xCD/2xCD+LP+7"+MP3 (Parlophone)
Air – 10,000 Hz Legend [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Parlophone)
Air – Talkie Walkie [Reissue/2003] LP (Parlophone)
Air – Pocket Symphony [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Parlophone)
Warner and Parlophone celebrate the 15th anniversary of Sofia Coppola's directorial debut,
The Virgin Suicides, by reissuing Air's original soundtrack for the film. Available on vinyl, double CD, and in a limited edition super deluxe box set, the score is reissued along with Air's early studio releases. The box set will include the album pressed on red vinyl plus a bonus picture disc featuring a previously unreleased live performance of the score recorded at L.A.'s American Legion Hall on January 22nd, 2000 and three recordings from a KCRW performance that same month. Also in the box will be the double-CD version, a movie poster, a 16-page booklet featuring a new Air interview, a VIP badge from the L.A. show, and an exclusive red vinyl 7" featuring remixes and the song "Playground Love." The live album will also be included as one of the discs in the double-CD set, while two additional studio outtakes will be tacked onto the end of disc one.
David Arvedon
– Best Of Vol. 2 LP (Mighty Mouth Music)
Second installment of solo material from The Psychopaths bandleader. All songs recorded in the early '70s and are now seeing the vinyl treatment for the first time. Some tracks were taken from the impossible-to-find
The Most Unforgettable Tree We Ever Met 8-track tape.
– Desintegración LP (Temple Of Torturous)
"The three members of Atavismo have pedigree when it comes to music with further adventures in sound taking place with Viaje A 800, Mind!, Buena Muerto Trio and Pussyworm. Intriguingly, the gathering of the requisite parts doesn't seem to sound anything like any of those other bands and instead, this Spanish trio embark on something not a million miles away from mid period Pink Floyd." – Ech(((o)))es And Dust

Basement Benders
– Basement Benders 7" (Dead Broke/Drunken Sailor)
Debut four-song EP split release with Drunken Sailor Records. Chattanooga, TN band Basement Benders features members of Future Virgins, Hidden Spots, This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb, Jack Palance Band, and Black Rainbow. Four gems of punk-indie-pop.

Jac Berrocal/David Fenech/Vincent Epplay
– Antigravity LP (Blackest Ever Black)
Legendary trumpeter Jac Berrocal joins two fellow travelers in the French avant-garde, David French and Vincent Epplay. A lugubrious mise-en-scène in which ice-cold outlaw jazz meets musique concrète, DIY whimsy, and dubwise studio science, all watched over by the lost souls and hungry ghosts of rock 'n' roll. The trio's first album together is a richly imagined universe combining original compositions and détourned standards. Despite the chilly, sometimes austere mood of the album, it is, ultimately, a deeply human and welcoming work, with a playfulness and sly humor pervading.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
– Live In Paris 3xLP+DVD (Vagrant)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Recorded live on BRMC's last World Tour at Theatre Trianon in Paris on 2/24/14. The DVD contains 23 tracks plus documentary film
Blanche Calloway
– Without That Gal! LP (Monk)
Blanche was the sister of both famous jive bandleader Cab Calloway & the lesser-known performer Elmer Calloway, one of the best jazz vocalists of the era.

Blood Warrior
– Letter Ghost LP (Immune)
The New England folk duo of Greg Jamie (O'Death) and Joey Weiss (Super Monster) uses guitars (at times purposefully detuned), harmonium, keyboards and sparse percussion to create music that is deceptively minimal.

Johnny Cash
- Koncert V Praze [Reissue/1983] LP (Sony Legacy)
Johnny Cash playing his greatest hits behind the Iron Curtain in 1983. Previously released on "Soviet red" color vinyl for RSD 2015,
Koncert V Praze is now available on standard black vinyl.
Cathode Ray Eyes
– Eyes In The Melancholy Palm LP (Captcha)
A dark, brooding record that lurches from fuzzed out deranged pop ("Harry Houdini") to cinematic instrumentals ("And The Burial Had Several Different Endings") to dark gothic psych rippers.

– Murasaki 12"+MP3 (Wichita)
London shoegaze quartet Cheatahs are back like they never left after releasing February's fierce
Sunne EP.
Cold Cave
– Full Cold Moon LP (Deathwish Inc.)
Full Cold Moon is a compilation of EP recordings originally individually released in 2013, now presented as one collection; A Little Death To Laugh, Oceans With No End, God Made The World, Black Boots, and Nausea, The Earth And Me. Notably this is also the first vinyl appearance of the song "Dandelion" as well as the entire Nausea, The Earth And Me EP (previously only available on limited CD and digital formats). This is Cold Cave at its most artistically skeletal, similar to the celebrated Cremations and Love Comes Close releases. Twelve minimal compositions driven by Eisold's synth derived hooks, alluring vocals, and compelling character.
Corrosion Of Conformity
– IX [2014] LP (Back On Black)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Be it southern groove, the championing of all things doom, or the band's cherished punk rock roots,
IX contains eleven more reasons to simply love C.O.C.
Colin Cowan & The Elastic Stars
– Eye Of Winter LP (Kingfisher Bluez)
Second LP from Colin Cowan (Dada Plan, Dan Mangan, Woodpigeon) is dedicated to the season that makes us think of snow, hot cocoa, and keeping warm in front of the fireplace. This record embraces all aspects of the winter theme, and it's a perfect fit for Cowan's warm and moody glam-folk songwriting.

Dada Plan
– The Madness Hides LP (Kingfisher Bluez)
Jazzy, dystopian, psychedelic pop.

Sally Dige
– Hard To Please LP (Night School)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Consolidating two years of solo work,
Hard To Please is the debut album by Canadian polymath Sally Dige. First coming to prominence in the synth-wave scene with an elusive, meta-persona in a blur of homemade costumes, Dige's world has grown to encompass visual art, theatre and design elements.
– Ledge 7" (Dikembe)
"A suite of new songs from Dikembe,
Ledge is a self-study on feeling overwhelmed and restless. Full of their classic wandering guitars, dramatic builds, and moody crooning, these 13 minutes will certainly give you something to linger on, if only to decipher the metaphors. Not quite as Brand New-inspired as Mediumship, but definitely a far cry from their debut Chicago Bowls EP, this 7" is a promising step moving forward for these Gainesville heroes."—Sarah Goodwin
DJ Shadow & Sena
– Grow Slow LP (BBE)
Vadim brings his trademark electro-riddim beats for Sena to do her thing, which is a dope mix of soul and Afro-Caribbean swagger—a bit of Lauryn, a bit of Erykah, all Sena. CD version due June 30.

Electric Wizard
– Come My Fanatics [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Rise Above)
Electric Wizard – Dopethrone [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Rise Above)
HQ-180gm color vinyl reissues of these epic monsters of drug-fuelled doom metal.

English Dogs
– The Thing With Two Heads [2014] LP (Back On Black)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Franticly intense, the veteran hardcore/punk band's new album is chock full of epic riffs and killer production.

– Black Is The New Black LP (The End)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Bombastic, hard-driving, generation-spanning rock ‘n' roll with instantly memorable, sharp-as-hell hooks propel Everclear's new studio album. Muscular but melodic, this is the sound of a band driven and united by singular, intense purpose. At an average of three-minutes each, the songs rip forward with palpable swagger, supercharged by a mix of autobiographical exorcism and narrative storytelling, from the gut and throat of Everclear's singer, guitarist, co-founder and songwriter Art Alexakis.
Black Is The New Black is a diverse and timeless sounding collection, without ballads and without nostalgia. This is a heavy guitar record.
The Fall
– The Wonderful And Frightening Escape Route To The Fall [Reissue/1984] LP (Beggar's Banquet)
The Fall - Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall [Reissue/1984] LP (Beggar's Banquet)
The Fall
- This Nation's Saving Grace [Reissue/1985] LP (Beggar's Banquet)
The Fall
- Schtick - Yarbles Revisted [1985] LP (Beggar's Banquet)
The Wonderful And Frightening Escape Route To The Fall contains the material from the two singles and the EP, Call For Escape Route that the band released in 1984, which were also part of the extended cassette version of the original album. These were the remaining tracks recorded at the sessions. Released in 1984, The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall was the band's seventh studio album and their first for Beggars Banquet. It makes few concessions to the larger market -- every potential hook seemed spiked with the band's usual rough take-it-or-leave-it stance -- though the integration of Brix Smith into the band added a melodic twist. Originally released in 1985, This Nation's Saving Grace is one of The Fall's most loved releases and is often hailed as one of the greatest albums of the 1980s. Drawing from the well of primal rock ‘n' roll, the band play with muscular spontaneity and inspiration to create music that still sounds unique and challenging, especially against today's anodyne imitations of rock and ‘guitar music.' Available for the first time on vinyl, Schtick – Yarbles Revisited compiles the singles released around This Nation's Saving Grace and includes five tracks from the bands' 1985 BBC Peel sessions.
– Horizontalism LP+MP3 (R'coup'd)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Following the success of last year's
Hard Believer album-which saw the trio known as Fink melding Fin Greenall's ruggedly lush vocals with a slow-burning and steady-thumping array of string lucking (Guy Whittaker) and cymbal smashing (Tim Thornton) -- they ring in 2015 with Horizontalism. Inspired by Greenall's new home in Berlin and his resurgent interest in electronic production, his series of mixes may stand in stark contrast of the bands musical output of the past years but the listener finds themselves at the same intersection of impassioned storytelling, manifest emotion and darkly beautiful ambience.
– 4 [Reissue/1981] LP (Atlantic)
Limited HQ-180gm audiophile vinyl LP repressing of the classic rock band's fourth -- and most popular – album.

Four Years Strong
– Four Years Strong LP (Pure Noise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fifth full-length album from the pop/punk band. Vinyl version due June 16. According to guitarist/vocalist Dan O'Connor, the album is, "one of the rawest records we've ever made, it's just us playing. No fancy computer sh*t. Made for singing along and head-banging."

F**ked Up
– Year Of The Hare 12" (Deathwish)
Year Of The Hare is the latest installment of F**ked Up's Zodiac themed releases. Title track "Year Of The Hare" is a 21-minute epic that frantically mixes traditional instrumentation, piano/synths, flutes and sax, experimental editing/soundscapes, and guest vocals from great Isla Craig into one dizzying experience. While B-Side "California Cold" slowly builds and deconstructs over an eight-and-a-half minute stretch. Organically shifting from jangly melodic-punk anthem into a fuzzed out psychedelic jam session.
Robert Glasper
– Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live At Capitol Studio) CD/2xLP (Blue Note)
Glasper returns to his acclaimed acoustic jazz trio for an album consisting mainly of covers, including favorites from Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Jhene Aiko, John Legend, Kendrick Lamar, as well as several originals.

Jody Glenham
– RSVP 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Sublime, Mazzy Star-esque dream pop.

Grateful Dead
– American Beauty [Reissue/1970] LP (Rhino)
Limited HQ-180gm color vinyl reissue, mastered from the original tapes.

– Into The Grave [Reissue/1991] LP (Century Media)
Vinyl reissue of the Swedish death metal band's debut album.

Beth Hart
– 37 Days [Reissue/2007] 2xLP+MP3 (Provogue)
Beth Hart – My California [Reissue/2010] LP+MP3 (Provogue)
Vinyl reissues now available.
37 Days is expanded with three live bonus tracks.
Billie Holiday
– Lady In Satin [Reissue/1958] LP (Sony Legacy)
Limited vinyl LP repressing of this classic 1958 album by the jazz icon.
Lady In Satin is the penultimate album completed by the singer and last released in her lifetime. The original album was produced by Irving Townsend, and engineered by Fred Plaut. The song material for Lady In Satin derived from the usual sources for Holiday in her three-decade career, that of the Great American Songbook of classic pop.
Holy Hum
– Appendix A + B 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Ambient, meditative pieces that swell with feeling and warmth. Fragments of slowcore, noise, drone and ambient music throughout.

The Hussy
– Galore LP (Southpaw)
New album from the Madison, WI psych-punk duo.

Ice Cube
– Lethal Injection [Reissue/1993] LP (Frontline Catalog)
Back-to-back tracks in the middle of
Lethal Injection are all the proof we need that Ice Cube is a great talent. "What Can I Do?" opens with a strings-and-wah-wah motif from an early '70s blaxploitation film and follows with a "Superfly" tale about a high-level drug dealer. Next up is "Lil Ass Gee," the story of a 12-year-old wanna-be gangster. Just a few years ago he was playing with G.I. Joe dolls, and now he's playing with real guns and making real babies. On both numbers, the rapper's rich, resonant baritone bleeds into the synth strings with a sense of fatefulness that's chilling to hear. Ice Cube is a mesmerizing storyteller, a seductive vocalist, and a brilliantly inventive producer of aural collages.
Jaakko Eino Kalevi
- Jaakko Eino Kalevi LP (Weird World)
Jaakko cuts a cool, Zen-like figure – a street-smart sage who sings in English but expresses his most intimate thoughts in Finnish. He wrote, performed, recorded and sang almost everything on the record himself with a few guest vocals by Suad Khalifa and Sonja Immonen. The album was mixed in New York by Nicolas Vernhes (The War On Drugs and Run The Jewels) and the warmth he added helped draw the songs together and underlined the unusual, head-turning quality of Jaakko's songwriting. CD version due June 23.

– Best Of Laurice Vol. 2 LP (Mighty Mouth Music)
Similar to Nikola Tesla, Leif Erikson and Kalashnikov—trail-blazers who received either nothing or ridicule for the pioneering efforts—Welsh musician/producer Laurice went unnoticed and was forced to watch from the terraces as an entire genre's worth of musicians made millions passing through the hole he opened in the border fence separating tuff psychedelia and camp glam rock. Known to collectors for a handful of some of the most aberrantly catchy yet lyrically un-commercial 45s of all-time (sample titles: "Flying Saucers Have Landed," "I'm Gonna Smash Your Face In,") Laurice's signature style and approach anticipated both punk thrash and post-punk disco trash. And, unlike Bowie and Bolan, Laurice wasn't just pouting and putting on make-up for the camera.

Dan Melchior
– A Non Person b/w Hesitation Blues 7" (Spacecase)
Features the Melchior original, "A Non Person," backed with his rendition of the traditional song, "Hesitation Blues."

- Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? [Reissue/2003] LP (Everloving)
Metric's debut album,
Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? launched Metric's career and was part of a wave of Canadian indie bands such as Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire that broke big in America.
Miami Horror
– All Possible Futures LP (Dine Alone)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
All Possible Futures is the second album from the Australian electronic quartet. After relocating to Los Angeles for inspiration and influence, the band has found their own sound on their new studio album, littered with introspective songs and post-disco party jams inspired by the quirk of Talking Heads, New Order and INXS, through to the pop influence of Michael Jackson, Paul Simon and the dreamy aesthetic of Fleetwood Mac and Tame Impala.
The Mons
– Untitled (In The Original, It's Red) LP (Underground Communique)
Untitled is the freshman LP from this group of not-so-fresh Chicago punks. Grizzled veterans of bands including but not limited to Apocalypse Hoboken, Lynyrd's Innards, The Mashers, Mexican Cheerleader and M.O.T.O. Faster and louder, drunker and angrier than ever before, ripping through 12 songs in a tidy 16 minutes.
Monster Rally
– Crystal Ball [Reissue/2011] LP+MP3 (Gold Robot)
Monster Rally is the brainchild of Columbus, OH resident and Cleveland native Ted Feighan. Producing music that is sampled-based tropical pop, Monster Rally began with the goal of assembling a bunch of old records into a completely different beast. Feighan began crafting tracks from his collection of records, combining his interests in hip-hop, exotica, tropicalia, and soul. Monster Rally creates tracks that manage to maintain a surprisingly organic sound, as if they were recorded by a full band on analog tape. There is something inherently nostalgic about the sound.

Mood Of Defiance
– In A Box 7" (Water Under The Bridge)
Mood Of Defiance was a punk/experimental band from the South Bay, California, formed in 1979. This 7" EP collects their early demo recordings.

The Neighbourhood
– I Love You [2013] LP (Columbia)
"On their debut album
I Love You, The Neighbourhood reach into the stratosphere and craft eleven moody, atmospheric rock tracks. The Los Angeles newcomers adore soaring textures and add them liberally to such tracks as ‘How,' ‘Everybody's Watching Me (Uh Oh)' and ‘Let It Go' – along with doses of mechanical drums, opaque tones and cloudy vocals from frontman Jesse Rutherford." – Rolling Stone
– Metanoia/Siberia [Reissue/2014/2006] LP (Prosthetic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. During their prolific first decade, the Tucson-based gloom metal trio North released four acclaimed EPs and two well-received full-lengths in addition to playing nearly 300 shows across America with the likes of Deafheaven, Red Fang, Neurosis, Pelican and Intronaut. This release combines their 2014 EP
Metanoia with a reissue of their debut album from 2006, Siberia.
Paper Dollhouse
– Aeonflower LP (Night School)
An exploration of warped, dream-like atmosphere and taught, noise-ingrained electronics, Paper Dollhouse has evolved from the solo work of Astrud Steehouder into an expansive, cinematic project now involving visual artist Nina Bosnic. Recorded with a stronger focus on electronic processes and with a deeper, light-starved aesthetic,
Aeonflower's emboldened use of crushed-noise dynamics takes the London-based group's 2011 debut A Box Painted Black frame into darker, murkier and more thrilling territory.
– jxpg 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
New single from Vancouver's leading voice in synth and drone, drawing from ambient, drone, acid house, and IDM influences.

– Obsideo [2013] LP (Back On Black)
Vinyl edition of the Dutch death/thrash metal band's 2013 album.

The Pogues
– Rum, Sodomy And The Lash [Reissue/1985] LP (Rhino)
The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God [Reissue/1988] LP (Rhino)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the legendary Irish band's second and third albums, most of which have been out-of-print on the format for years.

Poor Form
– Boxed In 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Four songs of frustrated Northwest pop punk from members of Needles//Pins and Siren Songs.

Procol Harum
– Broken Barricades [Reissue/1971] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Procol Harum – Live In Concert With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra [Reissue/1972] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Procol Harum – Grand Hotel [Reissue/1973] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Procol Harum – Exotic Birds And Fruit [Reissue/1974] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Procol Harum – Procol's Ninth [Reissue/1975] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Procol Harum – Something Magic [Reissue/1977] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Procol Harum – The Well's On Fire [2003] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Procol Harum – Live At The Union Chapel [2004] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
A lot of albums and singles were released by Procol Harum after "A Whiter Shade Of Pale," but the band but never enjoyed the success of that first single.
Broken Barricades was the band's fifth album, and is reissued here on vinyl alongside several other lesser-known LPs (including two latter period releases that are pressed on wax for the first time).
Public Access T.V.
– Public Access EP LP (Terrible)
NYC jangle pop band and UK press darlings Public Access T.V. have singed with Terrible Records, the label co-run by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear.

The Radio Dept.
– Occupied 12" (Labrador)
New EP from the legendary Swedish dreampop/shoegaze group.

Jimmie Rodgers
– Blue Yodel No. 1 LP (Monk)
Blue Yodel songs are a series of thirteen songs written and recorded by Jimmie Rodgers during the period from 1927 to his death in May 1933. The songs were based on the 12-bar blues format and featured Rodgers' trademark yodel refrains. The lyrics often had a risqué quality with "a macho, slightly dangerous undertone." The original album sold more than a half million copies, a phenomenal number at the time. The term "blue yodel" is also sometimes used to differentiate the earlier Austrian yodeling from the American form of yodeling introduced by Rodgers.
Rotting Christ
– Thegonia [Reissue/2007] LP (Back On Black)
Rotting Christ – Aealo [Reissue/2010] 2xLP (Back On Black)
Rotting Christ - Kata Tom Daimona Eaytoy [Reissue/2013] 2xLP (Back On Black)
Vinyl reissues of three albums by the Greek extreme metal band.

– Permanent Waves [Reissue/1980] LP (Mercury)
Remastered on HQ-200gm, heavyweight vinyl at Abbey Road, all from original analogue masters,
Permanent Waves is Rush's seventh studio album. Released on January 1, 1980, and recorded at Le Studio in Quebec it was their first US album to go Top Five, peaking at #4 on the Billboard charts. The effort marked a transition from the band's long, conceptual pieces into a more accessible, radio-friendly style on such rock airplay hits as "The Spirit Of Radio" and "Freewill," with the album going platinum.
The Scientist
– International Heroes Of Dub: Revisited 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 protégé of the great King Tubby. This release features the best songs from the
International Heroes Dub album. It has been around 20 years since the original vinyl release. Also this version has two bonus songs from the great album Dub In The Roots Tradition.
Bob Seger
– Night Moves [Reissue/1976] LP (Capitol)
Originally released in 1976,
Night Moves was Bob Seger's first studio album with the Silver Bullet Band. Much of the album was recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with the incomparable Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. This breakthrough album, powerful and personal, went on to garner overwhelming critical praise, as well as the hit singles "Night Moves," ‘Mainstreet" and "Rock And Roll Never Forgets."
– Super Heavy Solid Waste LP (Dark Entries)
Another compilation of early (1983-1993) cassette recordings by the experimental the big-beat techno/industrial project of Mike Mangino (Pink Noise, Pop-Tarts) and Chris Shepard (Pop-Tarts). Most songs revolve around driving EBM style beats, intricate industrial noise manipulation and synth melodies.

Valaida Snow
– Until The Real Thing Comes Along LP (Monk)
Valaida Snow might well be counted among the greatest entertainers of the early 20th century; her voice has enchanted the audience of America and Great Britain, 16 tracks in chronological order.

Jackie Shane
– Live LP (Other People's Music)
An outrageous rhythm & blues singer whose spectacular performances ripped up Toronto "the good" in the early to late 1960's and largely overlooked by the music historians during an era that saw the city give birth to better known as the musical springboard of Neil Young, Joni Mitchel, Ian & Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot, The Paupers, Steppenwolf, The Band, (and yes) Ricky James among many others. Originally a female impersonator, Jackie Shane, born and raised in Nashville Tenn., toured the "Chitlin' Circuit" opening for performers like Etta James.

Chris Stamey
– Euphoria LP+MP3 (Yep Roc)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. With
Euphoria, Chris Stamey returns to the guitar-driven rock band dynamic to deliver ten stellar songs rooted in his trademark sound: Strong hooks, expansive production, solid musicianship, wonderful harmonies and unexpected twists. Where his last album, Lovesick Blues, was rooted in slower tempo acoustic chamber pop, Euphoria, hums with upbeat songs, centered on the electric guitar.
The Stone Roses
– The Stone Roses [Reissue/1989] 2xLP (Modern Classics)
The Stone Roses – Turns Into Stone [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Modern Classics)
HQ-180gm double LP reissues on color vinyl. Released in 1989,
The Stone Roses was a fusion of rock music and the nascent rave scene in the group's native Manchester. Turns Into Stone collects early singles and B-sides that didn't appear on the band's self-titled debut.
– Sumerian Cry [Reissue/1990] LP (Back On Black)
Tiamat's first album features slightly above average death metal, but this is actually a compliment considering that most bands in this genre take years to evolve past pure noise. The cryptic synthesizer of the instrumental title track soon gives way to the band's brutal buzzsaw guitars and vocalist Hellslaughter's (Johan Edlund's) gruff screaming and unintelligible lyrics.

Tim The Mute
– Mushy Peas 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Six new songs about heartache, death, and peas.

Total Negation
– Zeitzeuge LP (Temple Of Torturous)
"If you are not yet familiar with Total Negation's bizarre and fascinating brand of experimental black metal, please take this opportunity to rectify the situation."

Meghan Trainor
– Title 2xLP (Epic)
Double-LP edition now available. Meghan joined forces with Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Kevin Kadish (Miley Cyrus, Jason Mraz) for her infectious debut single, "All About That Bass," a playful, empowering and unapologetic pop anthem that encourages girls to ignore the Barbie doll standard of beauty and love themselves inside and out.

– Tuts 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Debut 7" from this London-based indie-pop group with a Libertines influence.

– Romantik LP (Temple Of Torturous)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Despite some unfortunate hairstyle choices, Valborg play a pretty unique style of doom. Going for clean and bright where a lot of bands go for dark and dirty, the German trio has found a path less traveled into this oldest of metal genre." – Decibel Magazine

- Some Nightmares Take You Aurora Rainbow Darkness LP (Back On Black)
The Japanese metal scene is well known for its imaginative and often eccentric approach. It is rich and varied with new alternative and experimental bands appearing and collaborating often. Breaking through the crowds is Osaka-based "brutal orchestra" Vampillia.

Various Artists
– The Best Of Classic Reggae Volume I LP (Sanctuary)
Various Artists – The Best Of Jamaican R&B/Blues Volume I LP (Sanctuary)
Various Artists – The Best Of Lovers Rock Volume I LP (Sanctuary)
Various Artists – The Best Of Original Dancehall Volume I LP (Sanctuary)
Various Artists - The Best Of Tighten Up Reggae Volume I LP (Sanctuary)
Second wave in a series of LPs celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records in the US.

Various Artists
– Synesthesia: The First Five Years 2xLP (Medical Records)
This double LP features a handpicked selection of tracks intended to highlight the label's reissues on the first three sides. Featuring such standouts as Lou Champagne System, Tony Carey, Gay Cat Park, and many more, it is a very nice representative collection. The fourth side is a unique collection Medical Records' new (contemporary) artists performing specially selected cover versions of tracks featured on our past reissues. Examples include the sultry "We R" performed by Roladex (originally by Chrisma on Hibernation ) and Click performed by Kline Coma Xero (originally by Disco Volante).

Various Artists
– What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves 25x7" (Rhino)
Funk emerged in the 1960s, a scorching sound that amped up the legacy of R&B and doo-wop in spirit and sonic intensity, and became the precursor of hip-hop.
What It Is! celebrates this heady, groove-heavy strain of "gut bucket funk" that remains a major force in American music. Twenty-five slabs of serious funk from the vaults of Atlantic, Atco, Warner Bros., Reprise, and Josie Records, with the original A and B sides and all original labels and sleeves. Artists include Tony Alvon & The Belairs, Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters, The TSU Toronadoes, Wilson Pickett, The Commodores, Little Richard, The Meters, Eddie Hazel, and more.
– Wapassou [Reissue/1974] LP (Lion Productions)
With their first album, legendary French art-rock band Wapassou found a distinctive musical voice: well-developed melodies, rhythmic organ, prominent droning violin, and guitar doubling-up as a rhythm instrument. They often conjure up what it might have sounded like had John Cale and Stereolab formed a band in 1974, the year this album was originally released.

Weather Warlock
- Sunset Waits For No Man LP (Rhinestone)
Weather Warlock is the new project from New Orleans organist/instrument builder Quintron. This band is based entirely around his latest monster analog weather synthesizer (also called "Weather Warlock"
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Ben Zimmerman – Baltika Years 2xLP+MP3 (Software)
Collects experiments with the Tandy Deskmate computer between 1992-2002. The six homegrown tapes used here span monochromatic drum 'n' bass, piano balladry, domestic field recordings and erratic noise sampling. Sequenced and prefaced by Dan Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never).
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Boscoe – Boscoe [Reissue/1973] LP (Numero)
The private issue answer to Chicago's Afrocentric giants Earth Wind & Fire, The Pharaohs, and the Art Ensemble, boasting an unholy conflagration of soul, funk, spiritual jazz, African rhythms, and the politics of Black Power. Come witness the invocation of death, a war for peace that black America must fight, Malcolm X's violent passing, brains already in the grave, God's damning of us all, and a glib parody of "The Star Spangled Banner," all delivered by a crawling funk fusion as eager to blast us awake with harsh words as with insistent horns.
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Grant Green – Matador [Reissue/1964] LP (Music Matters/Blue Note)
During the first half of the 1960s, Grant Green was the house guitarist at Blue Note. His single note lines had the power of a saxophonist, he displayed his own brand of soul, and he was so versatile that he was a perfect fit with soulful organ combos, post-bop groups and all-star straight ahead bands, even recording Latin music, spirituals and a Western themed album. HQ-180gm.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
Cannonball Adderly Quintet
– Live In Cologne 1961 LP+MP3 (Delta Music)
In September 1959 Julian Cannonball Adderley left Miles Davis band and established a quintet with his brother, which turned out to be much more successful than his first one! In November 1960, they set off for their first European tour as part of Norman Granz's Jazz At The Philharmonic; the Adderley quintet was assigned the task of opening the shows. Five months later, they took the stage as headliners during this 1961 performance.

All People
– Learn, Forget, Repeat! LP (Asian Man)
All People is a four-piece band out of New Orleans, Louisiana who create organ driven post punk that invokes some of the aggressive sounds of the early '90s-taking influence from Fugazi and late-era Jawbreaker.

- Drinkin' My Own Sperm [Reissue/1977] LP (Feeding Tube)
Alvaro Pena-Rojas was an advertising exec who ended up living in a squat in London when he chucked his professional career to fulfill his dream of being a musician. Rooming with he-who-would-become Joe Strummer, Alvaro was a founding member of the squat's pub-rock band, The 101ers. After the Pistols opened for The 101ers at the Nashville Rooms, Strummer felt like he was destined to become a punk, and founded The Clash. Alvaro took his own trio into the studio (along with singer Cathy Williams, then in Red Balune with her boyfriend, Geoff Leigh) and used his savings to record
Drinkin' My Own Sperm, which he then had pressed up on his own Squeaky Shoes label.
The Animals
– Ark [Reissue/1983] LP (Secret)
HQ-180gm vinyl issue of The Animals 1983 comeback album.
Ark marked a reunion for the five original Animals from the group's first incarnation: Eric Burdon (vocals), Alan Price (keys), Hilton Valentine (guitar), Chas Chandler (bass), and John Steel (drums).
- Housewives/Ausmuteants [Split] 7" (Total Punk)
Two of the best Australian bands going, on one piece of wax.

– 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.
Barnett & Coloccia
– Weld LP (Blackest Ever Black)
The duo's second album works with synthesizers, effected vocals, raw electronic noise, field recordings, EVP techniques, tape manipulation and drum machines to create a music at once lucid and mystic.

Basement Benders
– Basement Benders 7" (Dead Broke/Drunken Sailor)
This Chattanooga, TN band features members of Future Virgins, Hidden Spots, This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb, Jack Palance Band and Black Rainbow. Four gems of punk/indie pop.

The John Betsch Society
– Earth Blossom [Reissue/1974] LP (Heavenly Sweetness)
The mythical Strata-East album
Earth Blossom, recorded in one day and in one take, bears the hallmark of their generation's psychedelic experiences, and in the themes and playing of the musicians we can hear a less violent form of music than the radical free jazz of New York or Chicago. Nature and environmental themes are the inspiration behind tracks touched by the spirit of Coltrane but also of Flower Power.
– Boscoe [Reissue/1973] LP (Numero)
The private issue answer to Chicago's Afrocentric giants Earth Wind & Fire, The Pharaohs, and the Art Ensemble, boasting an unholy conflagration of soul, funk, spiritual jazz, African rhythms, and the politics of Black Power. Come witness the invocation of death, a war for peace that black America must fight, Malcolm X's violent passing, brains already in the grave, God's damning of us all, and a glib parody of "The Star Spangled Banner," all delivered by a crawling funk fusion as eager to blast us awake with harsh words as with insistent horns.

– Our Animal Ways LP (People Of Paper)
On the second album from the Chicago group, the rhythm-gambling, tom-heavy rumblings of indie-rock elite such as Don Caballero or Dianogah rub elbows with the slightly mad-scientist guitar pop leanings of the New Pornographers, as well as intricate folk storytelling.

Don Cherry/Latif Khan
– Magic/Sangam [Reissue/1982] LP (Heavenly Sweetness)
Recorded in 1978 in Paris,
Music/Sangam features the first meeting between Don Cherry and Indian percussionist Latif Khan and the result is an incredible mixture of jazz and Indian music.
– Communions EP 12" (Tough Love)
Communions, made up of brothers Martin and Mads Rehof, Jacob Van Deurs Formann and Frederik Lind Koppen, are fast-gaining attention for their transcendent melodies, delicate guitar lines and emotive pop songs about naivety and youth.

– LP LP (Spectrum Spools)
LP is the third full-length (and third under the title LP) from the acclaimed noise-techno pioneer, both his most insane and his most club-minded album.
Demon Eye
– Tempora Infernalia LP (Soulseller)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. New album of dark, groovy, and loud occult hard rock.

Dewa Budjana
– Hasta Karma LP (Sireena)
Indonesian progressive jazz-rock.

Dog Party
– Vol. 4 LP (Asian Man)
Brash and roaring rock a la The Ramones and The Buzzcocks. Still in their teens, this is their fourth full-length which for any band is quite an accomplishment.

John Fahey
– Blind Joe Death Volume 1 [Reissue/1964/1967] LP (4 Men With Beards)
John Fahey – Vol. II: Death Chants, Breakdowns And Military Waltzes [Reissue/1965/1967] LP (4 Men With Beards)
For several years major labels had been issuing records in both mono and stereo formats. By 1967 Takoma was doing well enough financially to justify the recording of John Fahey's first and second albums for the burgeoning stereo market. Thus
Vol.1: Blind Joe Death, as the record would be titled henceforth, was recorded for the third time and it is probably this release that most people are familiar with today. For the new version Fahey recorded all but one song on the album. He recorded one new track for the reissue: "I'm Gonna Do All I Can for My Lord." His new take of the Episcopal hymn "In Christ There Is No East Or West" would become the most well-known and oft-played song on the album. Death Chants represents a much more fully realized syncretism of the modernist and primitive poles between which Fahey wobbled. It is also the first album he deigned to release entirely under his own name and the one with which he truly began to cast a shadow across the blandly-lit landscape of the world's subconscious.
Falling Stacks
– No Wives LP (Battle Worldwide)
If you were cutting your teeth on the hard edge of Big Black, the lunacy of The Jesus Lizard and the agit-groove of Fugazi, then there is a place in your blackened heart for Falling Stacks.

Fit For Abuse
– Mindless Violence [Reissue/1997] LP (Armageddon)
Fit For Abuse started in the winter of 1995 inspired to play hardcore in the vein of classic bands like Negative FX, Poison Idea, Gang Green and Negative Approach. After numerous local shows and one demo, in September of 1996 the band recorded
Mindless Violence with Kurt Ballou of Converge in his original 8-Track home studio.
Flesh World
– Just To Tear Me Down 7" (Iron Lung)
Flesh World - The Wild Animals In My Life LP (Iron Lung)
More of that dreamy yet jagged pop that you've come to know from Flesh World. "It's not often that fuzzed-out C86 jangle and brash queercore find common musical ground, Flesh World's inception focused less on their other bands (Limp Wrist, Needles and Brilliant Colors), and more on their mutual love for drag shows and punk gigs, as their vision took form in the under dwellings of San Francisco's DIY scene."—Max Mohenu/Pitchfork.

Front Line Assembly
– Hard Wired [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Artoffact)
Front Line Assembly – Live Wired [1996] 3xLP (Artoffact)
20 years ago, Front Line Assembly unleashed on an unsuspecting and since then forever humbled industrial world,
Hard Wired, one of the most memorable and highest impact recordings in the genre, period. The duo of Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber accomplished on these ten tracks nothing short of a masterpiece. Live Wired was recorded in Mainz, Germany on October 24th, 1995, and is available on vinyl for the first time.
– 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.

The Grateful Dead
– The Best Of The Grateful Dead: 1967-1977 2xLP (Rhino)
New collection released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Grateful Dead. This is the first time that there has been a double disc best of collection and it has been compiled to highlight classic favorites from a fan point of view (the existing
The Very Best Of The Grateful Dead is a single disc of tracks selected based on the popularity/sales of the tracks). This set contains "The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)," "Uncle John's Band," "Friend Of The Devil," "The Music Never Stopped," "Cream Puff War," "Casey Jones" and, of course, the enormously popular "Truckin'."
Great Discord
– Duende LP (Metal Blade)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Sharing an interest in progressive music, The Great Discord founders; vocalist Fia Kempe and drummer Aksel Holmgren, began their collaboration in 2013, counting Genesis, King Crimson and contemporary acts Meshuggah and The Dillinger Escape Plan among those who have, and would inspired them.

Grant Green
– Matador [Reissue/1964] LP (Music Matters/Blue Note)
During the first half of the 1960s, Grant Green was the house guitarist at Blue Note. His single note lines had the power of a saxophonist, he displayed his own brand of soul, and he was so versatile that he was a perfect fit with soulful organ combos, post-bop groups and all-star straight ahead bands, even recording Latin music, spirituals and a Western themed album. HQ-180gm.

– Grounders LP (Nevado Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A collection of dense and intricate pop music influenced by krautrock and psychedelia. Recorded with Marcel Ramagnano (Born Ruffians, Absolutely Free) and David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Holy F**k).

– 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.
Heights & Worship
- Crucify Me 7" (ZamZam)
"Crucify Me" is a unique and powerful vision of contemporary reggae and dub that combines a propulsive, percussive one drop riddim, massive bass, warm pads, snatches of harmonica, modulating synth and sophisticated filtering and dubbing for an almost psychedelic sound-world. In contrast to the current fashion of minimalism in sound system music, they pursue a full, thick, and enveloping sound that totally represents their point of view.

- CBGB OMFUG Masters: Live August 19, 2002 The Bowery Collection LP (CBGB)
A full set by these NYC hardcore legends recorded impeccably from the CBGB's soundboard.

Immortal Technique & DJ Green Lantern
– The 3rd World [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Viper)
Fiercely political Harlem-born MC Immortal Technique stormed onto hip-hop's stage in the early 2000s with some of the most outspoken and intelligently provocative rhymes since the heyday of Public Enemy. Attacking corporate greed and American imperialism, and touting numerous progressive causes in his lyrics, Technique can come off as much like an issue of the Nation magazine as he can a contemporary rapper.

Rick James
– Street Songs [Reissue/1981] LP (Motown)
Street Songs stands tall as one of the definitive R&B/funk albums of the 1980s. A triple-platinum hit, All Music calls it "defiant, in-your-face funk. This was not only [Rick James'] best-selling album ever, it was also his best, period, and certainly the most exciting album released in 1981. James simply follows what's in his gut and lets it rip." Even today, the album's signature hits, "Super Freak" and "Give It To Me Baby," are heard everywhere and "Fire And Desire," a towering duet with protégé Teena Marie, broke out of the album as an instant classic slow jam.
Katrina Stoneheart
– Katrina Stoneheart LP (Fire Talk)
Blends gorgeous, oozy melancholic pop melody and bursts of harsh noise into the most emotive soundscapes.

cEvin Key
– Music For Cats [1998] 2xLP (Artoffact)
Recorded in the mid-'90s, Cevin Key's first solo effort is a collaborative album like no other, sporting guest appearances from Dwayne Goettel, Genesis P. Orridge, Philth, Mark Spybey and others. This is the first-ever vinyl edition and it features updated, new photos in an exquisite double-LP gatefold sleeve.

– Recollected Ambient Works 1: Bored Of Excitement LP (Tigerbeat6)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. While de Pedro is no stranger to ambient music,
Bored Of Excitement is his first release to owe a significant debt to the Berlin School. The album consists of seven truly pastoral, piano-based compositions shrugging off any trace of his glitch signature.
Diana Krall
– The Look Of Love [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Verve)
The Look Of Love is the sixth album by Canadian jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall, originally released in 2001.
- De Verste Verte Is Hier LP (Dunkelheit Productions)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Four tracks of signature Dutch black metal.

John Lennon
– Lennon 9xLP (Capitol)
John Lennon's eight solo studio albums, remastered from their original analogue masters, have been newly cut to vinyl from 96k digital files and pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl. Includes:
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970), Imagine (1971), Some Time In New York City (1972), Mind Games (1973), Walls And Bridges (1974), Rock n Roll (1975), Double Fantasy (1980), and Milk And Honey (1984).
Low Point Drains
– Out Of Coke 7" (Slovenly)
Garage-punk sh!trock.

Tor Lundvall
– The Park LP+MP3 (Dais)
In 2012, ambient composer Tor Lundvall presented his second instrumental piece entitled
The Shipyard (2006's Empty City being the first). After its release and universal praise, Lundvall had confided that there was a third instrumental album nearing completion entitled The Park. Fostering his natural habitat of the wooded landscapes of Eastern Long Island, Lundvall again set about capturing his portrait studies and composing a lurid and abstract soundtrack to accompany his source of inspiration.
Lydia Lunch/Retrovirus
– Urge To Kill LP (Rustblade)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. No Wave iconoclast and Big Sexy Noise-queen Lydia Lunch, in conspiracy with Herculean guitarist Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers), fret-destroying bassist Tim Dahl (Child Abuse) and legendary skinsbasher Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore) unleash
Urge To Kill—the follow up to 2013's face-melting live recording by this deadly combo called Retrovirus.
Major Lazer
– Peace Is The Mission LP (Mad Decent)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Major Lazer is the digital reggae/dancehall project of Diplo (Philadelphia's Wes Pentz) and Switch (London's Dave Taylor), two globetrotting, tastemaking DJ/producers whose previous collaborations notably included production work for M.I.A. and Santigold.
Peace Is The Mission is the first of what is expected to be two new albums for the year, and features Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Ellie Goulding, Chronixx, Wild Belle, Travi$ Scott, and more.
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."

– The Waters Of Sweet Sorrow LP (Mayfair)
If Midwinter's album had been released at the time it was recorded in 1973, it would rank among the top folk-rock albums of that period. Unfortunately an official release never happened but the wonderful music was not lost.

– Overkill [Reissue/1979] LP+MP3 (Sanctuary)
Motörhead – Another Perfect Day [Reissue/1983] LP+MP3 (Sanctuary)
Motörhead – No Remorse [Reissue/1984] 2xLP+MP3 (Sanctuary)
Motörhead – Orgasmatron [Reissue/1986] LP+MP3 (Sanctuary)
Motörhead – Rock 'N' Roll [Reissue/1987] LP+MP3 (Sanctuary)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues now available.

My Morning Jacket
– The Waterfall [Deluxe Box Set] 2xLP+7" (ATO)
Deluxe box set with die-cut cover featuring a sliding drawer housing contents: a 256-piece puzzle of the album cover, five custom die-cut postcards, a 7" single of "Hillside Song" b/w "I Can't Wait," a digital download featuring four bonus tracks, and a lock of Jim James' hair and/or beard clipping (seasonal).

Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave
– Phantasm [OST/1979] LP (Mondo)
Available on Vinyl for the first time in over 35 Years, Mondo is honored to reissue Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave's iconic soundtrack to Don Coscarelli's horror classic
Phantasm. Pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl, with new artwork by Phantom City Creative and featuring all new liner notes by the film's writer/director.
– Nervosas LP (Dirtnap)
The second self-titled album from the hard-touring Ohio dark-punks. Nervosas is an improvement on their (also awesome) first album in every way. The fast songs are meaner and more aggressive, the slower songs are more textured and atmospheric. This goes way, way beyond the "punk kids playing post punk" thing going around these days. Fits in perfectly on the darker end of the Dirtnap Records spectrum, alongside suck fine company as The Estranged, The Splits, Autistic Youth.

Our Love Will Destroy The World
– Carnivorous Rainbows LP (Ba Da Bing!)
Witness the latest rebirth of Campbell Kneale. This Wellington, New Zealand, artist is on the forefront of the world noise scene, having cut his teeth for a decade in Birchville Cat Motel and more recently as Our Love Will Destroy The World.
Carnivorous Rainbows is electronic music at its most relentless; four tracks of pure, hot skree constantly rebuilding like a viper's unpredictable strike. Some percussion rattles throughout, a few instruments are arguably perceptible, and a beautiful harmony of intensity creates a gorgeous tapestry of sounds.
– Poor Old Shine/Afterparty 2xLP (Signature Sounds)
Parsonsfield is a roots/Americana band with a grassroots ethos. The Connecticut quintet prizes the human element that underpins their music, from songwriting to recording to album design.
Poor Old Shine is their new LP, paired here with their 2014 debut EP Afterparty.
Carlos Perón
– Dirty Songs 12" (Dark Entries)
Carlos Perón was a founding member of Yello, born in Zurich, 1952.
In 1983 Carlos left Yello in order to pursue a solo career. Dirty Songs is a collection of songs he recorded between 1980 and 1986.
Oscar Peterson Trio
– Live In Cologne 1963 LP+MP3 (Delta Music)
Recorded at the Gürzenicht in April 1963, the Canadian keys heavyweight is at the height of his powers, on stage with his two partners, Ray Brown (bass) and Ed Thigpen (drums).

Photon Band
– Songs Of Rapture And Hatred LP (Nod And Smile)
Songs Of Rapture And Hatred brings the birth/death cycle full circle as Art Difuria and company examine life and love via beautiful Neil Young-esque songwriting.
The Pineapple Thief
– 10 Stories Down [2005] 2xLP (Kscope)
The Pineapple Thief's second album remastered and pressed (for the first time) on HQ-180gm vinyl. Formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord, The Pineapple Thief have continued to evolve and refine their sound ever since and they're seen by many as one of the most interesting and innovative rock bands the UK have produced in recent years.

Public Enemy
– He Got Game [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Def Jam)
He Got Game is a soundtrack and sixth studio album by Public Enemy. It was released as the
soundtrack to Spike Lee's 1998 film of the same name and was the group's last album for Def Jam. After a four-year hiatus by the group, Professor Griff and The Bomb Squad reunited with Public Enemy for the album, which features political, sports-derived imagery by Chuck D.

– World Hungry 7" (ZamZam)
ZamZam presents two fresh cuts of Bristol dubwise from King Rob Smith aka RSD. Rob has been ruling the world of dubwise dance music for two decades, helping to define the Bristol sound as More Rockers and Blue & Red, and as part of seminal UK dub/jungle/soul crew Smith & Mighty. Rob deploys his signature warm and massive bass sound with sophisticated, syncopated drum programming, strings, sweeps, samples and melodic elements that capture the past, present and future of Bristol with a wink and a nod.

Frank Sinatra
– Ultimate Sinatra 2xLP (UMe)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 25 stellar recordings representing a cross-section of Sinatra's unparalleled recording career.

The Slow Death/The Raging Nathans
– The Raging Nathans/Slow Death [Split] 7" (Rad Girlfriend)
Two brand new songs Minneapolis heroes The Slow Death and Dayton, OH's very own The Raging Nathans.

Soft Machine
– Drop LP (Sireena)
In the early seventies West Germany was a great touring area for British rock bands. Here bands like Steamhammer, East Of Eden or Curved Air got almost even greater success than in their homeland. This also included the Canterbury scene jazz-rock band Soft Machine.
Drop was recorded during the tour in Germany in 1971. The tracks are known pieces from the legendary albums of the band Third (1970) and Fifth (1972), but the sound here is very dynamic and therefore novel. (Originally released by Moonjune on CD in 2009, Drop is now available on vinyl for the first time.)
– 41 Original Hits From The Soundtrack Of American Graffiti 2xLP (Geffen)
For those who grew up in the '70s, this drive-in compilation of '50s and '60s rock and doo-wop, complete with Wolfman Jack introductions, was our introduction to this music. There are 41 jukebox hits here, and every one of them is a classic of its time (although two tracks – "At The
Hop" and "She's So Fine" are covers by the revival band Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids). In his 1973 movie
American Graffiti, director George Lucas used the music (and the presence of mysterious deejay Wolfman) as the AM-radio soundtrack to one night in suburban California, 1962. The idea was to capture and sustain an end-of-summer, end-of-innocence mood that's in the air throughout the picture -- not as a shortcut to establishing a period.
Spray Paint
– Punters On A Barge LP (Homeless)
Extracting themselves from the dumpsters of Austin, Texas to create their "paranoid art punk", No Wave sound—Spray Paint once again present the atonal throb "post-punk workouts" they do so well, this time with some kraut drum beats thrown in for good measure.

Mavis Staples
– Your Good Fortune 10" (Anti)
In conjunction with the new career documentary film
Mavis!, Your Good Fortune is a unique collaboration between the gospel and soul legend Mavis Staples and singer/songwriter/producer Son Little, recording two new Son Little original songs, and two vivid reworkings of Staple Singers classics. To hear Mavis' clarion voice bedded in Son Little's ancient/modern swirl of swamp guitar and b-boy programming is to discover the knife-edge of Mavis Staples' art.
Stellar OM Source
– Nite-Glo LP (RVNG, Intl.)
Nite-Glo is the new offering from Stellar OM Source, the outré-minded music venture of Christelle Gauldi. Tempering the freneticism unleashed on Stellar OM Source's 2013 album Joy One Mile, Nite-Glo guides Gauldi's rhythms to unexpected places of emotive and meditative power. The four tracks presented here were written during a transient time for Gauldi. Loss and processing the associated emotions informed those moments in which she could escape to her mobile studio set up. Recorded solely with her live hardware, Nite-Glo tears down any ornamental tapestry to uncover a core of luminescent synths, glowing 303 lines, and a burning awareness.
Al Stewart
– Time Passages [Reissue/1978] LP (Friday Music)
While surpassing cult-like status with his unique brand of folk/rock on huge albums like
Year Of The Cat, the multi-platinum Time Passages features some of Al Stewart's biggest hits like the prog-rock champions "Life In Dark Water," "Song On The Radio," as well as the title track "Time Passages."
– CBGB OMFUG Masters: Live June 10, 2004 The Bowery Collection LP (CBGB)
West Coast hardcore/metalcore (with some East Coast roots) legends do it up live at the world famous CBGB's. Recorded at the top of their game on June 10, 2004. Straight from the soundboard to your speakers. Rawer than raw.

– Perfect World LP (12xU)
Post-punk, synth-punk, and industrial traditions are borrowed from as needed, but the constraints placed on the process mean the result is unique to Uniform.

U/V Light
– Centograph LP (Medical Records)
Debut solo effort from Kip Uhlhorn Cloudland Canyon. Kip played, sang on, engineered, mixed, and collaborated with Gabby Weiss on
Centograph. Eschewing standard German comparisons that CC usually receives, U/V Light often sounds like either early electro or dance-pop but without the typical blueprint so commonly replicated these days. Kip's rockist tendencies make this recording more interesting and fresher than those usual reference points. One could also draw some comparisons to Primal Scream's Screamadelica, Seefeel, or Craig Leon.
Various Artists
– Trojan Beatles Reggae: Vol. 2 LP (Secret)
Second volume of classic songs by the Beatles done reggae style. Artists include The Heptones, Susan Cadogan, Marcia Griffiths and more.

Various Artists
– Where Have All The Flowers Gone? The Songs Of Pete Seeger Volume Two LP (Cleopatra)
Double LP featuring the songs of American folk legend Pete Seeger performed by Bruce Springsteen, Donovan, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), Judy Collins and more.

Walks On The Beach
– Adoption Tapes LP+MP3/Cassette (Scioto)
Formed from the ashes of The Black Swans by member Jerry David DeCicca (vocals) and oscillator/feedback generator extraordinaire Mike Shiflet, Adoption Tapes focuses its sights on DeCicca's electric guitar and a notebook, and Shiflet's guitars, computers, electronics, and power strips. (Limited copies pressed on clear vinyl.)

The Waterboys
– Fisherman's Blues [Reissue/1988] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing of this best-selling 1988 album from Mike Scott and the 'boys.
Fisherman's Blues marked a change in the sound of The Waterboys', abandoning their earlier grandiose rock sound for a mixture of traditional Irish music, traditional Scottish music, country music and rock and roll. The album divided critics and fans at first but has gone on to become The Waterboys' best-selling album.
Western Settings
– Yes It Is LP (Rad Girlfriend)
Awesome punk rock from San Diego.

Winter Break
– Winter Break LP (No Idea)
Debut album from these former members of Summer Vacation. Somber yet snotty punk with an introspective bent and lyrical themes of alienation, personal growth, and the strange experience that is life.

– Plastic People 7" (Fat Possum)
Following the release of their debut single, "Hungry Heart," described by Stereogum as "a track with soul-crushing, foot-stomping fury... A memorable introduction to the band" and the haunting, Suicide-esque B-side "Something On Your Mind," hotly-tipped London trio Yak release their
Plastic People EP. Having gained a reputation for their ferocious, unpredictable (the band don't do setlists) live shows, which regularly end in singer Oli Burslem destroying his organ before hurling it into the crowd.
– Love Story LP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Executive produced by Eminem,
Love Story was recorded over two years largely at Nashville's legendary Blackbird Studios with producers Malay, WLPWR, as well as Eminem himself. The Alabama-born rapper has described the effort as "more passionate" than his debut, 2011's Radioactive, is a collection of the artist's myriad musical influences.
Zackey Force Funk
– Money Green Viper LP (Hit & Run)
Recently released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. "Tucson-raised singer/producer Zackey Force Funk walks the line between straight-faced sincerity and pranksterish weirdness, and he's found some cohorts in other fields to help him negotiate that paradox. The most notable of these is Tobacco, who pulled him in to work out some synthesized body-horror psych boogie as Demon Queen. But music under Zackey's own name is still relatively overlooked, with earlier releases like 2011's glitchy, hit-and-run
Criminal Wave EP and the abstract sludge rap of Blood Brother, his 2010 teaming with brother Nathan No Face, proving ambitiously eclectic enough to make categorization elusive. The easy route is to draw parallels to Dâm-Funk with a sliver of Chromeo in his veins—the joy of electro-boogie cut through with a nod of sly loverman irreverence." -- Pitchfork
Ben Zimmerman
– Baltika Years 2xLP+MP3 (Software)
Collects experiments with the Tandy Deskmate computer between 1992-2002. The six homegrown tapes used here span monochromatic drum 'n' bass, piano balladry, domestic field recordings and erratic noise sampling. Sequenced and prefaced by Dan Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never).
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The Kinks
– The Kinks [Reissue/1964] LP (Sanctuary)
– Kinda Kinks [Reissue/1965] LP (Sanctuary)
– The Kink Kontroversy [Reissue/1965] LP (Sanctuary)
– Face To Face [Reissue/1966] LP (Sanctuary)
Black vinyl reissues – part of a series of releases and reissues celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Kinks.
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Jurassic 5 – Quality Control [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Get On Down)
Regular (non-RSD 2015) vinyl reissue of the hip-hop group's 2000 LP.
Quality Control, Jurassic 5's first full-length album, showcased not just the harmonizing choruses, but smart production and a throwback feel that influenced a whole new generation of fans and rappers alike. The innovative 2 DJ combo of Cut Chemist and NuMark added more spice to the cooking with oddball samples, DJ workout tracks, and more.