new vinyl love...

for the week of 27 MAY 2016
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>My Morning Jacket – It Still Moves [Deluxe Edition] 2xCD/4xLP+CD (ATO)
New deluxe edition of My Morning Jacket’s 2003 album
It Still Moves, completely remixed, remastered and expanded with three unreleased songs and James' original demo versions of 10 of the album's 12 songs, plus brand new artwork and photos. According to James, the band's intense touring schedule at the time forced My Morning Jacket to hurriedly complete the album, which left the band feeling as though It Still Moves was “unfinished.” Speaking to the New York Times, James referred to the original version of It Still Moves as the band's "wet blanket" album, a joke about the LP's muffled sound. "It Still Moves is really the only record in our catalog that I've always felt I wanted to remix," James said. “Part of the fun of that record was that we recorded it all to tape, and it was all super-duper organic. But when we mixed it originally, we didn't have enough time. We thought we were happy with it, but there are certain things that bothered me when I would listen to it, like, ‘Oh my God, you can’t hear that guitar solo.’”
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>David Bowie – A Reality Tour [2004] 3xLP (Friday Music)
First-time HQ-180gm translucent blue vinyl LP pressing. David Bowie's
A Reality Tour is an extensive live and final overview of his greatest hits, popular album tracks, along with artist and fan favorites, performed live during his amazing performance in Dublin, Ireland.
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>Marvin Gaye
– Diana-Marvin [Reissue/1973] LP (Motown)
– Let’s Get In On [Reissue/1973] LP (Motown)
– Here My Dear [Reissue/1975] LP (Motown)
– In Our Lifetime [Reissue/1981] LP (Motown)
– Volume Three: 1971-1981 8xLP (Motown)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of classic soul.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Idris Ackamoor / The Pyramids
– We Be All Africans LP+CD (Strut)
West Coast jazz mavericks, The Pyramids, led by their inspirational bandleader, Idris Ackamoor, return with a new album on Strut. Recorded in Max Weissenfeldt’s analogue Philophon studio in Berlin,
We Be All Africans is a sparkling set of Afro- jazz-funk fusions, from the infectious chants of the title track to the reflective “Epiphany” and the yearning, mournful future single, “Silent Days” featuring the brilliant vocals of Bajka.
>Agnes Strange
– Strange Flavour [Reissue/1975] LP (Radiation Deluxe Series)
Originally released in 1975 on the BirdsNest label, the sole album by boogie stompers Agnes Strange is an obscure hard rock gem begging to be rediscovered. Formed in Southampton, UK, in the mid-'70s by Alan Green (bass), Dave Rodwell (drums), and John Westwood (guitar, vocals), Agnes Strange failed to reach any glory or fame, but their legacy of heavy rock riffs, raw leads, and tough attitude -- with a spacey Hawkwind-esque touch here and there -- helped them reach cult status among '70s rock fanatics.

>Robert Allaire
– Too Late [OST] 2xLP (Foe Killer)
In Dennis Hauck's groundbreaking neo-noir
Too Late, Academy Award nominee John Hawkes portrays the instantly iconic private eye Mel Sampson, a lost man searching for a missing woman in a Los Angeles that defies the space-time continuum. Flying in the face of the ambient droning that dominates many a contemporary independent film, Robert Allaire's sweeping score is all the more innovate for embracing an orchestral tradition that has been all but abandoned. Allaire's lush, romantic orchestrations are dominated by classical strings and woodwinds, with a smattering of nail-file prepared electric guitar to ensure we never forget that for all its old school trappings, Too Late is very much a movie of today. [Aside from the standard black pressing, a hand-numbered color vinyl edition was also made available, but is very limited.]
>Antwon
– Double Ecstasy EP 12” (Anticon)
“San Jose rapper Antwon is not an easy read. For every vulnerable song there's another that feels insufferably ironic, and all of the above are unwaveringly libidinous, some more mature than others. Returning now with the five-song, 16-minute Double Ecstasy EP, Antwon has refined his vision as well as his aesthetic choices, but the overall message remains consistent. He's still a conflicted hedonist, adept at both indulgence and self-loathing.” -- Pitchfork

>Arabesque
– Why No Reply [Reissue/1982] LP (Mirumir)
Arabesque – Loser Pays The Piper [Reissue/1983] LP (Mirumir)
Arabesque – Time To Say Goodbye [Reissue/1984] LP (Mirumir)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the final three albums by the German disco trio.

>Astrobal
– Australasie LP+MP3 (Karaoke Kalk)
French musician Emmanuel Mario aka Astrobal presents his full-length debut following collaborations with Laetitia Sadier, Arnaud Fleurent-Didier, Holden, and more. Though eclectic, the melodic haze of
Australasie never feels less than a cohesive vision, with the guiding principles of texture and fluidity uniting the disparate threads, from symphonic strings and ethereal ambient washes to Eno-esque synth gauze, ricocheting drums, crackling keys, and chopped acoustic guitar.
>Albert Ayler
– The First Recordings [Reissue/1963] LP (Jeanne Dielman)
Recorded in Stockholm on October 25, 1962, this session (originally released under the title
Something Different!!! by Swedish label Bird Notes in 1963) is one of Albert Ayler's earliest recordings, and features a European backing group he assembled during his brief stay in Sweden before returning to the States in 1963 and beginning his legendary run with ESP-Disk' and Impulse! Though his genius is not yet fully formed, one can easily hear he's headed that direction, and this rare and long out-of-print recording is an essential piece of the history of one America's most uniquely lyrical voices on the saxophone.
>David Bowie
– A Reality Tour [2004] 3xLP (Friday Music)
First-time HQ-180gm translucent blue vinyl LP pressing. David Bowie's
A Reality Tour is an extensive live and final overview of his greatest hits, popular album tracks, along with artist and fan favorites, performed live during his amazing performance in Dublin, Ireland.
>Glenn Branca
- Symphony No. 1 (Tonal Plexus) [Reissue/1983] 2xLP (Roir)
The first large scale ‘symphony’ piece from NYC’s Glenn Branca, reissued on vinyl.
Symphony No. 1 (Tonal Plexus) establishes the colossal sound of a whole room full of guitarists (including Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo) sticking tightly to Branca’s minimal score: overtones galore.
>Peter Brötzmann/Heather Leigh
– Ears Are Filled With Wonder LP (Trost)
The debut release from the duo of pedal steel player Heather Leigh and reedist Peter Brötzmann, a work of organic depth and endlessly evocative unfolding that marks the coming together of two of the most original voices on their respective instruments.
Ears Are Filled With Wonder showcases the full reach of Brötzmann's rebel lyricism -- now smoky and seductive, now roaring and vibrating with energy -- while Leigh plays it extremely subtly, spinning luscious webs of psychedelic, otherworldly repeat-time bliss; elsewhere the two of them tear the roof off with tactile fuzz-and-horn ascensions.
>Philippe Chany
– Rive Gauche [Reissue/1983] LP (Dark Entries)
Philippe Chany was inspired by experimental film composers Michel Magne, Ennio Morricone, Lalo Schifrin. He enjoyed making blends, combining rhythms with scratches, utilizing a Roland TR-808, Jupiter 8 and various Akai samplers.
Rive Gauche is a fusion of Chanson synth pop, experimental Italo funk, majestic balearic disco and arabesque instrumentals.
>Crystal
– Music Life [Reissue/1983] LP (Favorite)
This killer LP, produced in 1983 by Georges Debs (GD Productions), mixes elements of zouk and tropical influences from the French West-Indies, with heavy disco and funk flavors.

>Culture Abuse
– Peach LP/Cassette (6131)
Peach sees Culture Abuse lean full tilt into the Nuggets-inspired garage punk only hinted at on their more hostile early work, throwing keyboards and even the occasional string arrangement on top of their distorted attack.
>Georges Delerue and Jean Constantin
- François Truffaut: Bandes Originales 1959-1962 LP (Jeanne Dielman)
Featuring the work of acclaimed composers Georges Delerue and Jean Constantin from François Truffaut's classics
Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) (1959), Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player) (1960), and Jules et Jim (1962), this collection seeks to introduce the listener to the sonic landscapes of some of the most important films of the French New Wave. From playful to intense, these tracks perfectly capture the moods of Truffaut's films and serve as the exact complement to his work. Includes vocals performances by Juliette Gréco and Jeanne Moreau. Essential for any fans of Truffaut.
>Deux Filles
‎– Silence & Wisdom [Reissue/1982] 2xLP (Dark Entries)
Deux Filles released two albums -- 1982's
Silence & Wisdom and 1983's Double Happiness. Both albums are included here and blend watery piano, occasionally ghostly vocals, sheets of synthesizers, heavily processed guitars and the barest minimum of percussion. Drifting and wistful, they’re a pair of lost ambient gems from a time when the genre had yet to mature, an excellent example of post-Eno, pre-Orb ambient music.
>Devo
– EZ Listening Muzak 2xLP (Futurismo)
Regular black vinyl edition now available. Do you know your fondues from your fon-dont’s? Fear not spuds, Devo and Futurismo bring you the perfect soundtrack to your space-age bachelor or bachelorette pad with 21 tracks of pure unhinged sophistication – Devo’s
EZ Listening Muzak. Whether you’re entertaining guests with a bout of cheese and wine by the fire or throwing the cocktail party of the century, these mutated muzak lounge versions of Devo classics such as “Whip It,” “Jocko Homo” and “It’s A Beautiful World” will be the perfect hors d’oeuvres for an evening of de-evolved fun. Originally created as pre-concert mood setters, popularity and sound board thievery led to EZ Listening Muzak being sold back in the early ‘80s as two fan club only cassettes. For the first time since, these revered recordings are officially released as double-vinyl (two pressings: “antique walnut” and “lava lamp”) and double-CD box sets. Also included is a EZ Listening Muzak version of “Human Rocket” – recorded exclusively for this release.
>E.L.O.
– El Dorado [Reissue/1974] LP (Sony Legacy)
E.L.O. – New World Record [Reissue/1976] LP (Sony Legacy)
E.L.O. – Out Of The Blue [Reissue/1977] LP (Sony Legacy)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of quintessential E.L.O.

>Epic Problem/The Slow Death
– The Slow Death/Epic Problem [Split] 7”+MP3 (Rad Girlfriend)
Epic Problem continues to deliver their brand of hard hitting, melodic roughness featuring Mackie from the legendary oi band Blitz. Masterful songwriting and tight melodies are what you can expect. The Slow Death destroys the flip with two carefully crafted songs that mix angst and aggression with emotion and melody. Think Stiff Little Fingers meet Negative Approach.

>Étant Donnés
- Royaume / Aimant + Aimant – LP (Penultimate Press)
Combined reissue of
Royaume (1991) and Aimant + Aimant - (1992) by Étant Donnés (brothers Eric and Marc Hurtado). “Like true buffoons from ultra-world, Eric and Marc Hurtado succeed in achieving what many sages consider to be the very purpose of magical art: to create one's own ritual and , being one's own referent, to become a vibrating point in the cosmos and be a receptacle for natural energy.” -- Stéphane Duval
>Fake Surfers
– Cheap Meat LP+MP3 (X! Records Detroit)
Blazing through 10 tracks of stripped-down, breakneck punk in just under 18 minutes, Fake Surfers keep it direct and urgent on
Cheap Meat.
>Fire! Orchestra
– Ritual 2xLP+CD (Rune Grammophon)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Slimming the ensemble down from 28 of northern Europe's finest jazz and improvisational musicians to a mere 21, Fire! Orchestra combine free improvisations, spontaneous horns, keyboard frenzy, abstract electronics, and guitar mayhem, and two glorious vocalists.

>Florida Georgia Line
– Here’s To The Good Times – This Is How We Roll [2012] 2xLP (Big Machine)
HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing of the deluxe edition of the country duo's debut album.

>Frustrations
– Transmissions From The Ether LP+MP3 (X! Record Detroit)
On their long-awaited third album,
Transmission From The Ether, Detroit's Frustrations evoke the sonic mood of a psychedelic fever dream permeated with the urgent unease of modern life. The new album presents a fully fleshed out amalgam of weird punk noisy strain akin to the sonically varied noise rock of Unwound, off-kilter structures of Pere Ubu, and fuzzed out riffs of Mudhoney but all with an acid-fried Detroit vibe.
>Limpe Fuchs
– Gestrüpp LP (Play Loud! Productions)
Limpe Fuchs's solo performance with “variable wood and stone rows, ringing bronze in the pendulum strings, and a variety of skin and bronze drums” is a rare occasion to witness one of the early avant-gardists of the scene from the old Federal Republic of Germany, as she attempts “to make music in the flow of time, with simplicity and emotion… Every tone is a sensation. Listening instead of shutting one's ears. Establishing silence.”

>Fujiya & Miyagi
– EP1 12” (Impossible Objects)
Brighton-based Fujiya & Miyagi have now been making expansive, experimental and multifaceted electronic-driven music for over fifteen years. As an outfit they have been as successful in their investigations into bleep as they have elongated Krautrock wig outs, and creating breathy electro pop as fiercely as they do post-punk indebted scratchy dance.
EP1 feels like an amalgamation of all of these factors, condensed succinctly into four tracks, the first of three planned EPs which will accumulate in a new album in early 2017.
>Marvin Gaye
– Diana-Marvin [Reissue/1973] LP (Motown)
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get In On [Reissue/1973] LP (Motown)
Marvin Gaye – Here My Dear [Reissue/1975] LP (Motown)
Marvin Gaye – In Our Lifetime [Reissue/1981] LP (Motown)
Marvin Gaye – Volume Three: 1971-1981 8xLP (Motown)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of classic soul.

>Goat
- I Sing in Silence b/w The Snake of Addis Ababa 7”+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Elastic guitar lines, woodblock percussion, and flutes which “I Sing In Silence” are enveloped by one of the strongest vocal deliveries by the bands enigmatic singers, resulting in a powerful and catchy psych-pop number. The B side, an instrumental called “The Snake Of Addis Ababa,” is a looping, North-African mantra played on a teasing, fuzzed guitar, underpinned by a djembe groove.

>Keiji Haino/Jim O'Rourke/Oren Ambarchi
- I wonder if you noticed "I'm sorry" Is such a lovely sound It keeps things from getting worse 2xLP (Black Truffle)
A double-LP document of the complete set performed by Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi at Tokyo's legendary SuperDeluxe on March 2, 2014, marking the seventh chapter in this remarkable series of releases from this acclaimed trio. Continuing to explore new instrumental and dynamic possibilities while remaining grounded in the trio's previous work, this set also brings with it a unique pleasure for the non-Japonophone listener: for the first time Haino sings many of his metaphysically brooding lyrics in English.

>David Jones
– David Jones [Reissue/1965] LP (Friday Music)
Limited vinyl pressing of the debut 1965 solo album released by British performer David Jones, best remembered as the lone non-American member of The Monkees (i.e. Davy Jones). Released a year before he climbed to stardom as a member of the pop quartet, this album capitalized on his charm, good looks and the popularity of his prior work as the Artful Dodger in the musical production of
Oliver. Though this album was aimed at the teen market, it also contained enough showbiz pizzazz to appeal to adults as well. (Trivia: Another British artist by the name of David Jones didn't want to be accidentally confused with this David/Davy Jones so he changed his name to David Bowie.)
>Ariel Kalma
– Interfrequence [Reissue/1980] LP (Black Sweat)
First reissue of Ariel Kalma's Interfrequence, the 1980 follow-up to his 1978 classic
Osmose.
Interfrequence is a continuation of Kalma's personal research into the combination of electronic machines with natural sounds and acoustic instrumentation, using Moogs, organs, flutes, trumpets, clarinets, and other embellishments.
>Ash Koosha
– I Aka I LP (Ninja Tune)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Wobbling electronica rhythms 'n' fractal sound waves from the Iranian-born, London-based composer. For fans of Arca and Burial.

>Kendrick Lamar
– untitled. unmastered. LP (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Records)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Kendrick Lamar’s surprise new release features studio versions of the untitled songs he performed on
The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and the most recent performance at the 58th annual Grammy Awards show. (Vinyl edition TBA.) “Back when he was just dropping these untitled songs on TV performances, one narrative held that Kendrick Lamar reigned so supremely that he could just let these sublime tracks lift into the ether without putting them on an album. But while that perspective honored his genius, it ignored King Kendrick’s intentionality. Elsewhere, there have been some takes connecting the surprise release of untitled unmastered. to The Life Of Pablo, but again, there’s a significant difference between Kanye’s tinkering and K-Dot’s surprise bit of context. Even a patch of unfinished demos gives extra clarity to Lamar’s masterpiece To Pimp a Butterfly and his career as a whole. Only King Kendrick's demos could sound this intentional and powerful.” – Consequence Of Sound
>Los Pepes
– Los Pepes [Reissue/1966] LP (Munster)
Los Pepes – Por Favor 7” (Munster)
Valencia's Los Pepes are one the most obscure ‘60s Spanish acts, despite having recorded one of the strongest albums of the beat and garage scene, featuring exclusively original songs. Signed to the small Madrid-based label Hit, their early singles never had proper national distribution and promotion, and the imprint's sudden demise meant that their outstanding 1966 debut LP and the band's promising career sank into obscurity.

>Lutheran Heat/Pretty Boy Thorson & Lil’ Happiness
– Split 7”+MP3 (Rad Girlfriend)
Pretty Boy Thorson’s super-group featuring members of Soviettes and Dillinger Four from Minneapolis plays country soaked, rock & roll jams with a gritty punk rock underbelly, with Thorson’s gravely croon standing in stark contrast with Annie Sparrow's more sweet and melodic voice. Pop-punk outlaws Lutheran Heat (whose first EP Minneapolis City Pages cited as one of the best of 2014) round out the B-side of this record with their own brand of jangly rock & roll. Fans who enjoy country, rock & roll & punk rock will all find something for themselves on this record. For fans of Dillinger Four, Soviettes, New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders.

>Mogador
– Overflow Pool LP (Further)
Will Long (Celer) debuts his Mogador project with
Overflow Pool, unspooling his rigorously honed tones with a gentle insistence ideal for flotation tanks, deep-tissue massages, and general relaxation. Lingering, aqueous chords and Harold Budd-on-uppers tones are spaced out by suspenseful lacunae and left to decay to near-silence for maximal contemplation; similarities to Brian Eno's Thursday Afternoon (1985) are also evident, as Mogador methodically doles out morsels of oceanic calm geared to align your chakras like some 21st-century Steven Halpern LP.
>Francis Monkman
– The Long Good Friday [OST/Reissue/1983] LP (Silva Screen)
Monkman’s dazzlingly crafted score to one of the truly great British gangster thrillers appears in stereo on vinyl for the first time, newly remastered for this release.

>Nobodys/The Raging Nathans
– Raging Nathans/Nobodys [Split] 7”+MP3 (Rad Girlfriend/Brassneck)
Nobodys are back with their first newly recorded material in over 15 years. Picking right back up where they left off in 2001, here are two brand new songs packed with the humor and raunchiness that we all love and expect from these guys. The Raging Nathans blaze through their side of the split with two highly catchy and personal songs that will have you spinning this record over and over again. For fans of The Queers, Dwarves, Screeching Weasel, Sloppy Seconds, Mr. T Experience.

>Alan Parker
– One Summer: Original Score To The 1983 TV Series 7” (Finders Keepers)
Previously unreleased schizo post-punk/Moogy folk score for the 1983 British scouseploitation TV drama
One Summer from the vault of guitarist and composer Alan Parker, best-kept secret session man for Kate Bush, Serge Gainsbourg, and David Bowie. Composed to cue for the five-part series (that TV commissioners were too scared to revisit), Parker's bursts of self-propelled small-screen scoring came in one-to-two-minute spells, allowing Finders Keepers to comfortably fit the entire soundtrack on one 7".
>Phantom Forth
– The EEPP [Reissue/1984] LP (Dark Entries)
Pantom Forth blends cold wave guitars, drum-machine propelled post-punk with female vocals. The core recording set up was a Casio-Tone VL, Boss DR-55 Dr. Rhythm, Roland TR-606 and an acoustic Yamaha bass.

>Gregory Porter
– Take Me To The Alley 2xLP (Blue Note)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as one of his generation’s most soulful jazz singer/songwriters with
Take Me To The Alley, the follow-up to his Grammy-winning 2013 album Liquid Spirit. Reinforcing their well-honed rapport is the return of Porter’s core accompanying musicians – pianist and music director Chip Crawford, bassist Aaron James, drummer Emanuel Harrold, alto saxophonist Yosuke Sato, and tenor saxophonist Tivon Pennicott. Singer Alicia Olatuja, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and organist Ondrej Pivec also make appearances throughout. Album single “Holding On” finds Porter presenting his decidedly different version of the Disclosure single that he was the featured vocalist on and co-wrote for their album Caracal.
>Baden Powell
- À Vontade [Reissue/1963] LP (Jeanne Dielman)
Baden Powell was one of the most prominent and celebrated guitarists in Brazil's history, combining bossa, samba, jazz, and more in his celebrated 40-year history.
À Vontade (1963), one of his earliest recordings, is a beautiful piece of early-'60s bossa nova and samba. Featuring Powell's expertly accomplished acoustic guitar playing along with an all-star cast of backing musicians, this is an essential title for any fan of Brazilian music.
>Prostitutes
– Ghost Detergent LP (Spectrum Spools)
After countless singles, LPs and performances played around the world, James Donadio is back with his first full length effort since 2014’s
Petit Cochon. Ghost Detergent is a consummate amalgam of fried gear, chunky bass and fractured samples. Donadio's extraordinary ability to fuse his wide range of influences into a collection of lucidly executed and concise jams has reached its paragon.
>Quasi
– R&B Transmogrification [Reissue1997] LP+MP3 (Up/Domino)
Quasi – Featuring “Birds” [Reissue1998] LP+MP3 (Up/Domino)
Indie rock had seen power duos before: Guv’ner, Royal Trux, Buckingham-Nicks, the Carpenters – but they’d never sounded like Quasi. Drumming like a controlled detonation; mutant blues coming out of an electric harpsichord or guitar by turns. Backwards through the backwoods of AM pop and Pebbles psych to create a new form: bar-room baroque. Honey-golden multitracked vocals and some of the bleakest, black-eyed, black-hearted lyrics put to paper since Lou Reed woke up in a bad mood. And all played with the kind of ramshackle ease that only comes from weeks of practice, months in the van, and serious chops.

>Sharp Weapons
– Sharp Weapons LP (Static Tension)
Adding a punk rock sensibility to an appetite for heavy riffs, Kansas City's rising post­hardcore outfit Sharp Weapons fuse the sounds of Every Time I Die, Botch, and High On Fire to create an intense combination that kicks you in the teeth.

>Silver Apples
– Whirly Bird b/w Oscillations [Reissue/1968] 7” (Play Loud! Productions)
First reissue of the first Silver Apples 7" vinyl single, originally released in 1968 on Kapp Records. “A beautiful and mysterious artifact, a band that appeared in the late 1960's making electronic art-pop so singular that it was another decade before bands even began to sound like the group.” --The New York Times

>Soundtrack
– The Warriors [Reissue/1979] 2xLP (Waxwork)
Waxwork tirelessly worked directly from the original master tapes of both the original 1979 soundtrack and film score to bring audiences a brand new transfer of every musical cue heard in the movie, for the very first time on vinyl.

>Gwen Stefani
– This Is What The Truth Feels Like LP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Third solo album by the No Doubt vocalist. Inspired by the end of her marriage and the roller coaster of emotions she experienced during the time, Stefani returned to feeling inspired and started writing new and meaningful songs. Stefani wrote the whole album in a few months and described it as a “breakup record,” with the songs having a “sarcastic” and dark-humor vibe, as well as having realness and a few being joyful and happy as well. Includes the singles “Used To Love You” and “Make Me Like You.”

>Sun Ra
- The Saturn Singles Vol. 2: 1959-1962 LP (Jeanne Dielman)
More essential early Sun Ra performances and productions from 1959-1962. This compilation focuses on Yochanan (aka The Space Age Vocalist) -- a wild and wildly original street performer from Chicago whom Sun Ra befriended (or an alias of Sun Ra's) -- along with some other amazing Sun Ra sides.

>Various Artists
– Jukebox Fever Volume 1: 1956 10” (Stag-O-Lee)
A collection of rare, culty early rock ‘n’ roll singles, featuring: Mabel King, The Willows, Otis Blackwell, Dusty Owens And Donna Darlene with The Rodeo Boys, The Peace River Rangers, Bob Regan, Roy Moss, Mac Curtis, Sonee West, Donna Darlene, Abbie Neal and Her Ranch Girls, Betty Brent, Jimmy Nolen, Lattie Moore, Boogaloo and His Gallant Crew and The Creel Sisters.

>Various Artists
– Lost In Mali: Off The Beaten Track From Bambako To Timbuktu LP (Riverboat)
Released last October on CD – now available on vinyl. The ambience and atmosphere of children’s laughter against adult chatter, grinding work sounds and distant honking traffic are the woven commonplace sounds of everyday life. Riverboat Records
Lost In… series beams you straight to far flung locations. The album was compiled by on-the-ground experts Philippe Sanmiguel and Paul Chandler. Sanmiguel manages and produces Malian artists such as Samba Touré and Anansy Cissé, while Chandler runs Studio Mali, a production company, recording studio and record label based in Bamako.
>Various Artists
– A Tribute To Pet Sounds LP (Reverberation Appreciation Society)
The Beach Boys Pete Sounds album re-invented by Reverberation artusts The Black Angels, Night Beats, The UFO Club, Christian Bland & The Revelators, Holy Wave, The Shiovas, Chris Catalena, Cosmonauts and more.

>Wipers
– Wipers Rarities 2xLP (Bang)
Official vinyl release of what was only previously released as a bootleg CD-R in the early '90s, based on the original recordings and with new mastering. Two LPs full of Wipers rarities, including their almost impossible-to-find debut single from 1978, “Better Off Dead,” as well as other rarities from B-sides, compilation tracks, and acoustic and electric performances from 1978 to 1990.

>Yumi Zouma
– Yoncalla LP (Cascine)
This enigmatic New Zealand outfit first started showing up on music blogs in spring of 2013. Since then, they've become one of the most-blogged artists of the past two years on Hype Machine. Lush, electronic production buoys key tracks and the vocal deliveries are increasingly sophisticated. “Yumi Zouma produces music that is as gorgeous as their name,” says the Aussie/Kiwi blog Happy.
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>The Cure – Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me [Reissue/1987] 2xLP (Elektra)
HQ-180gm black vinyl reissue of The Cure’s five-star 1987 album.
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>David Bowie – ChangesOneBowie [Reissue/1976] LP (Parolophone)
May 20, 2016 is 40 years to the day that David Bowie's first ever best-of compilation, including songs from 1969 to 1976, was released.
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>Tycho – Awake Remixes LP+MP3 (Ghostly International)
Tycho’s 2014 album receives the remix treatment by Com Truise, Christopher Willits, Dusty Brown, Nitemoves, Beacon, RJD2, Bibio, Baio, and Few Nolder.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Matt Andersen
– Coal Mining Blues [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (True North)
Matt Andersen – Honest Man LP (True North)
A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt Andersen has built a formidable following the old fashioned way, touring worldwide and spreading his reputation through word of mouth. Along the way he managed to net three Maple Blues Awards, a Memphis Blues Challenge win, CIMA Road Gold Award certification, a European Blues Award and a Juno Award nomination for 2014’s
Weightless.
>The Astronomer
- You Could Be Something When You Disappear LP (Kim Industries)
First vinyl release from the folk-tronic Chicago band, whose sound has been described as “beautifully ethereal…full of evocative, hushed melodies” (AV Club) and cited for its “haunting melodies & spacious, lush orchestrations” (Chicago Public Radio). The record strings together cinematic folk songs adorned by disintegrating electronics and disembodied voices to create a sound that frontman and songwriter Charles Kim calls “hopeful, even in the realization that things are fading away.”

>Atomic Ape
– Rampage b/w Shadow Valse 7” (Web Of Mimicry)
“Rampage” is a jumping number that immediately hooks with bombast, surf overtones, and spy-movie motifs, filtered through the lens of a modern jazz-rock group. Howling horns, swinging bass lines, and swanky organ solos steal the show, leading an infectious assault of the eardrums. “Shadow Valse” reveals a softer side—a harmonically rich, densely layered mix of instrumentation and percussion. It soothes before building an undeniable energy, full of unforced improvisations and a deft sense of melody, rhythm, and groove.

>John Bender
- I Don't Remember Now/I Don't Want to Talk About [Reissue/1980] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Bender’s first album from 1980 is the holy grail of minimal lo-fi electronics. Layers of fractured melodies, distorted synthesizers, hollowed-out rhythms and claustrophobic vocals unfold over the 40 minutes of this lost masterpiece.

>Sir Richard Bishop
– Salvador Kali [1998] 2xLP (Exiled)
First ever vinyl edition of Sir Richard Bishop’s
Salvador Kali, originally released on CD by John Fahey's Revenant label in 1998. A stunningly beautiful instrumental album that is entirely accessible.
>Peter Broderick
– Music For Falling From Trees [2009] LP (Western Vinyl)
Peter Broderick’s
Music For Falling From Trees is a 29-minute piece, in seven sections, created for a contemporary dance by London's Adrienne Hart. Adrienne told Peter she was looking for a score of piano and strings, so he left the guitar and his voice aside and focused entirely on those two timbres. The dance tells the story of a man in a psychiatric hospital, and his struggle to maintain his identity. Beautifully utilizing piano and strings, the music evokes a melancholic and playful narrative.
>Claire Cronin
– Came Down To A Storm LP (Ba Da Bing!)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Came Down To A Storm is a collaboration between Cronin and Deerhoof guitarist John Dieterich, who met by chance at a Los Angeles show and began writing songs together long-distance. After sending recordings and ideas back and forth over email for a year, Cronin joined Dieterich at his house in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to record the album. The spare, melancholy style of Cronin’s previous self-released work is evident here, but the music created with Dieterich takes Came Down A Storm beyond the folk genre. Cronin’s voice recalls Karen Dalton or Jason Molina in its sincerity and ache—plaintive and burnished with a kind of dark gold throughout. The instruments build around her singing: breaking to crescendos, driving emotional currents, or providing lively counterpoint to the lyric’s funereal themes.
>The Cure
– Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me [Reissue/1987] 2xLP (Elektra)
HQ-180gm black vinyl reissue of The Cure’s five-star 1987 album.

>Dag Nasty
– Cold Heart b/w Wanting Nothing 7” (Dischord)
This single includes two new songs by Washington, DC's Dag Nasty. For this session, the band returned to its original lineup: guitarist Brian Baker, singer Shawn Brown, bassist Roger Marbury, and drummer Colin Sears. The songs were recorded in December of 2015 at Inner Ear Studios with Done Zientara and Ian MacKaye -- the first time that this lineup of the band has been in the studio together since October 1985.

>Kyle Forester
– Kyle Forester LP+MP3 (Flying Moonlight)
As a member of Crystal Stilts and Ladybug Transistor and an all-purpose sideman for too many others to mention, Kyle Forester has appeared on dozens of recordings. His solo debut presents twelve headily crafted AM gold heart-pop tunes that leave you both swimming and simmering. “Like Deerhunter by way of Real Estate, matching acoustic finger-plucking with swelling head-trip synths as he sends a string of romantic reflections pinging through the echo chamber.” --Stereogum

>Grimes/d’Eon
– Darkbloom [Reissue/2011] 12” (Arbutus/Hippos In Tanks)
Harnessing the dark energy of her sophomore album
Halfaxa with the shimmering dream pop of Geidi Primes, Grimes' side represents a synthesis of these two sonic personalities. Displaying a level of clarity and craftsmanship heretofore unseen in her releases, Boucher presents a stunning new collection of ethereal dreamscapes that expand her creative palette without compromising the spectral presence she is known for.
>Hazing
– Disconsolate LP (Invogue)
Hazing is a five-piece rock band from Kansas City, MO. The band brings back the nostalgic feeling of mid-2000's pop punk with comparisons from Blink-182 to Taking Back Sunday.

>John Lee Hooker
– Alone Volume 1 LP (Fat Possum)
John Lee Hooker – Alone Volume 2 LP (Fat Possum)
This 1976 solo live set by the Detroit blues titan captured at New York’s Hunter College is now available across two individual LPs.

>Ilian
– Love Me Crazy [Reissue/1977] LP (Anthology Recordings)
Leon Nahat sat on a pier at Hermosa Beach with his guitar and noted how each wave was different. He saw birds fly above and got a feeling. He went right to a recording studio and put “Saturday Song” down in one take, a touchstone of his sole 1977 album.

>The Jesus And Mary Chain
– Honey’s Dead [Reissue/1992] LP (Plain)
Gold vinyl reissue of the fourth studio album by The Jesus And Mary Chain. The title refers to one of the band's early hits, “Just Like Honey,” and the complete departure from their earlier musical style.
Honey's Dead was recorded and mixed in the band's London studio with famed engineers Alan Moulder and Flood.
>Louie Louie
– Out In The Streets b/w Miles Around 7” (Hidden Volume)
Louie Louie’s vinyl debut features two brain-altering tracks that recall equal parts Shangri-Las, Luv’d Ones, surf, and garage.

>Mean Jeans
– Tight New Dimension LP+MP3 (Fat Wreck Chords)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Since forming in 2006, Mean Jeans have become one of the better-known bands of the Pacific Northwest punk scene for their chaotic but relentless attack, raucous live shows, and fierce commitment to the art of partying.
Tight New Dimension furthers the band’s absurdist party-punk agenda. The music is tight, Ramones-influenced pop-punk with garage-rock attitude.
>The Mercury Program
– New Myths LP (Lovitt)
As per Mercury Program’s previous releases, the music on
New Myths is lush and consonant – a combination of nuanced rhythms, minimalist riffs, and hazy atmospheres. Melodies are gracefully swapped and shuffled between guitar, vibraphone, and Rhodes piano. The music is serene and often hypnotic.
>Miserable
– Uncontrollable LP+MP3 (Native Sound)
Kristina Estfandiari is Miserable. Based in the Bay Area and the vocalist in King Woman, she writes and performs a brand of moving and evocative music that oozes with nostalgia. Written and recorded over the course of a year,
Uncontrollable is consequentially the most emotional and saddest release of her career, as she wrestles with insecurities, grief and the lingering feeling of a lack of control.
>Motörhead
– Overkill 7” (Cleopatra)
Motörhead’s 1979 single (from the album of the same name) is paired with an etching of the the band’s mascot on Side B.

>OBN III’s
– Rich Old White Men 7” (12xU)
“Rippers of this quality probably aren't gonna put a halt to a plethora of ‘rock is dead’ essays; those are typically penned by folks can't be bothered to read this, let alone buy a f**king record. The rest of you, however, the savvy characters with guts, imagination, any sort of critical faculties (and did I mention impervious to flattery?)—you're gonna figure this out pretty fast.”

>Old Man Luedecke
– Domestic Eccentric LP (True North)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Multiple Juno Award-Winning Old Man Luedecke’s narrative-driven folk songs are playful, coy, and soul warming.
Domestic Eccentric was recorded in a cabin he built by hand in the snowy woods around Chester, Nova Scotia and produced by Grammy award winner Tim O Brien.
>Party Lights
– He’s Gonna Hurt You 7” (Hidden Volume)
No. 4 in Hidden Volume's Factory Series features Brooklyn's Party Lights. Think The Go-Go’s meet The Real Kids but with a little bit of bubblegum and whole lot of Cheap Trick thrown into the mix.

>Phish
– Hoist [Reissue/1994] 2xLP+MP3 (Jemp)
For those of you that missed out on the red color vinyl edition (RSD 2016) of Phish’s 1994 album,
Hoist, now is your chance to snatch up a (still-limited) HQ-180gm black vinyl copy.
>Pig Destroyer
– Painter Of Dead Girls [Reissue/2004] LP+MP3 (Robotic Empire)
This expanded silver/purple color deluxe vinyl edition of
Painter Of Dead Girls showcases th egrind legends at their most primal.
>Pvris
– White Noise [Deluxe] LP+7”+DVD (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on color vinyl. Deluxe edition reissue of Pvris’ 2014 album, expanded with three bonus tracks and music video DVD. Massachusetts trio Pvris were originally a high-decibel metalcore band. Encouraged by producer Blake Harnage of emo-rockers VersaEmerge though, they’ve embraced emotive synth-pop on this debut.

>Qui / Skating Polly
– Split 7” (ORG Music)
Los Angeles-based experimental/noise/math/weirdo duo Qui team up with Oklahoma City riot grrrl duo Skating Polly for this limited edition split 7" release.

>Radiohead
– Burn The Witch b/w Spectre 7” (XL)
The lead single for
A Moon Shaped Pool (physical copies due June 17) is backed with their rejected James Bond theme. [This single is extremely limited. In fact, by the time you read this, they most likely long gone.]
>Rarity
– I Couldn’t Be Weaker LP+MP3 (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on color vinyl. Canadian pop/punk.

>Rosali
– Out Of Love LP+MP3 (Siltbreeze)
Stunning debut from Philadelphia-based artist offers sublime guitars and flickering psychedelia.

>Buffy Sainte-Marie
– Power In The Blood LP (True North)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl.
Power In The Blood is Sainte-Marie’s first new album in six years, and includes odes to the sanctity of life, the splendor of Mother Nature, and scything political and social.
>Say Anything
– I Don’t Think It Is LP (Equal Vision)
Recently released on CD—now available on vinyl. One of the most commendable aspects of Say Anything is their willingness to grow and explore new sounds, or “challenge myself musically,” as lead singer Max Bemis describes it. Sure, the band’s rebellious message is present throughout the entire discography, and Bemis can still produce endless witticisms seemingly at random, but this album is different.
I Don’t Think It Is starts with “Give A Damn,” the anthem of not caring what anyone has to say, which suits the band’s new style. The song is aggressive with loud vocals, intrusive lyrics, and edgy guitars. The third track, “Rum,” is a slower song with raspy vocals and impressive drums. Following is the 1 ½ minute upbeat, punk sounding “So Numb.” “Jiminy,” the sixth track is more melodious with rhythmic guitar riffs, emotional vocals, and laid-back beats.
>Scream
– Fumble [Reissue/1993] LP (Dischord)
Fumble is the fifth and final full-length by Washington, DC’s Scream. It features nine songs recorded in December of 1989 by Eli Janney at Inner Ear Studios. Formed in Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia in 1981 by brothers Peter and Franz Stahl, bassist Skeeter Thompson and drummer Kent Stax, Scream released four albums on Dischord Records. Dave Grohl, a punk kid who grew up in nearby Springfield, VA, replaced Stax on the drums in 1986.
Fumble was the second Scream record to feature Grohl—the first was No More Censorship, which was released on RAS Records—and it includes his sole lead vocal for the band, “Gods Look Down.”
>Scupper
– Everything b/w Down Me Out 7” (Ever/Never)
Both “Everything” and its flip, “Drown Me Out,” nail the kind of surging, harmony-laden melodic punk that Superchunk used to specialize in.

>Anoushka Shankar
– Land Of Gold LP (Deutsche Grammophon)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Anoushka Shankar returns with her fourth album on Deutsche Grammophon,
Land Of Gold, a fervent response to the humanitarian crisis of displaced people fleeing conflict and poverty. With exquisite arrangements blending genres and musical collaborations, Land Of Gold is a message of enduring hope from the virtuoso sitar player, featuring guest vocalists M.I.A. (“Jump In (Cross the Line)”) and Alev Lenz (“Land Of Gold”) as well as actress Vanessa Redgrave (“Remain The Sea”).
>Carly Simon
– Boys In The Trees [Reissue/1978] LP (Friday Music)
Simon's seventh studio effort was originally issued in 1978 on the heels of the success of the James Bond
The Spy Who Loved Me theme song “Nobody Does It Better,” the year prior. The platinum-certified release benefits from a sophisticated production from Arif Mardin and backing from studio aces like Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Will Lee, Richard Tee, David Sanborn and the Brecker Brothers not to mention guest appearances by then husband James Taylor and Luther Vandross. HQ-180gm vinyl reissue.
>Six Feet Under
– Haunted [Reissue/1995] LP (Metal Blade)
Six Feet Under – Warpath [Reissue/1997] LP (Metal Blade)
While not available on vinyl upon original release, Metal Blade issued limited edition vinyl picture discs of the death metal band’s first two albums in 2005. Those have been long-gone for about a decade; thankfully they have been repressed on standard black vinyl.

>Sodom
– Persecution Mania/Expurse Of Sodomy 2xLP (Wax Maniax)
Double-LP reissue of two 1987 releases from the German three-piece speed/thrash metal band –the
Persecution Mania LP and the Expurse Of Sodomy 12” EP.
>Soundtrack
– Armageddon (The Album) 2xLP (Audio Fidelity)
First-time vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to the 1998 blockbuster – pressed on red wax.

>Soundtrack
– The Beavis And Butt-Head Experience [1993] LP (Geffen)
Soundtrack
– Beavis & Butt-head Do America [1996] LP (Geffen)
Limited picture disc vinyl pressings.

>Soundtrack
– The Witch LP (Milan)
Limited HQ-180gm colored black and silver starburst vinyl LP pressing. Soundtrack by Mark Korven.

>Spectres
– Utopia LP+MP3 (Deranged)
Third full-length from the post-punk/death rock revivalists explores more complex, lush, atmospheric territory.

>Spookyland
– Beauty Already Beautiful LP (PIAS America)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “The first thing you’ll notice about the sound of Spookyland is likely to be the unusual vocals of Marcus Gordon: an accent from Australia via some alien region. He fully inhabits the world of his voice and songwriting though:
Beauty Already Beautiful is a bold and dramatic debut album and no mistake.” – Norman Records
>Sun Drug
– Sun Drug 12” (SRC Vinyl)
New in SRC Vinyl's HIFI Vinyl EP series, which features releases from up and coming artists handpicked by the crew. “…a catchy conglomeration of harsh beats, riveting reverb, and edgy electro effects such as the single ‘Soaked.’” – Free Bike Valet

>Supermoon
– Playland 2x7” (Mint)
Debut album from Vancouver indie pop four-piece, spread across four 7” sides delivers sunny riffs and sugary vocals offset by crunchy distortion.

>Thin Lips
– Riff Hard LP (Lame-O)
Thin Lips is the new brain heart baby of Chrissy Tashjian (ex-Dangerous Ponies), Kyle Pulley (ex-Dangerous Ponies) and Mikey Tashjian (also of The Superweaks). “…a sweet blend of indie rock guitar riffs and punk rock energy.”

>The Tropics
- You Better Move b/w It's You I Miss 7” (Sundazed)
Tampa, FL legends The Tropics released a stack of great records in the sixties. But none of those singles is more coveted by garage collectors than their ’66 masterpiece, “You Better Move;” a tambourine-bashing, harmonica-wailin,' epic screamer. With its super-threatening lyrics, delivered in a pathologically aggravated state by Tropics lead vocalist Mel Dryer, this record serves as a master class in anger mismanagement. Translucent red vinyl.

>True Widow
- As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (Mexican Summer)
True Widow ‎– I.N.O. E.P. [Reissue/2011] 12” (Mexican Summer)
Mexican Summer is pleased to reissue two long-out-of-print titles from Denton, TX's premier “stonegaze” ensemble.

>Twinkeyz
– Alpha Jerk [Reissue/1979] LP (S-S)
Lovingly touched-up reissue vinyl reissue of prime protopunk influenced by The Pink Fairies, The Velvet Underground, Thirteenth Floor Elevators.

>Tycho
– Awake Remixes LP+MP3 (Ghostly International)
Tycho’s 2014 album receives the remix treatment by Com Truise, Christopher Willits, Dusty Brown, Nitemoves, Beacon, RJD2, Bibio, Baio, and Few Nolder.
>Ulver
– War Of The Roses [2011] LP (Kscope)
Second vinyl repress of the folk/black metal band’s 2011 album.

>Unsane
– Scattered, Smothered & Covered [Reissue/1995] LP (Amphetamine Reptile)
Vinyl reissue of the third Unsane album. One of the most brutal power trios of all time unleashed this one back in 1995 and the vinyl has been out of print for years.

>Various Artists
- Root Hog Or Die: 100 Songs, 100 Years – An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute 6xLP (Missississpi)
Mississippi Records is proud to present this six-LP box set featuring 100 of Alan Lomax’s finest field recordings. Includes previously unreleased tracks by: Bob Dylan, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Southern Drum and Fife Corps, Bill Broonzy, Rosa Lee Hill, Dennis McGee, Jean Ritchie, Shirley Collins, Bukka White, Vera Ward Hall, The Georgia Sea Island Singers, Son House and many more. 55 unreleased tracks in all on this set! Also features hard to find tracks by Skip James. Fred McDowell, Almeda Riddle, Duke of Iron, Jeannie Robertson, Bessie Jones, Texas Gladden, and many more.

>We Were Promised Jetpacks.
– These Four Walls [Reissue/2009] LP (FatCat)
Grey splattered color vinyl reissue of WWPJ debut album. The band's youthful energy (their average age at the time was 21) explodes thunderously as colossal choruses fall unfailingly into place on
These Four Walls. Every space is filled, tension bristling achingly in frontman Adam Thompson's vocal delivery as the rest of the band crashes around him with a perfect balance of force and harmony.
>Whiskerman
– Champions 2xLP/Cassette (Royal Oakie)
Featuring barroom rock ‘n’ roll, blue eyed soul, pastoral folk, workingman’s blues, and rainy day ragas,
Champions is a tour de force that takes the listener on a hero’s journey of Dostoevsky-ian proportions.
>Woods/Ultimate Painting
– Tour 7” (Woodsist)
Limited-edition split single featuring two exclusive, previously unreleased tracks.
for the week of 13 MAY 2016
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>Wolf Parade – Apologies To The Queen Mary [Reissue/2005] 3xLP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop) This deluxe vinyl remastered reissue of Wolf Parade’s debut album includes the band’s pre-Sub Pop self-titled EPs (released in 2003 and 2004) both of which are making their vinyl debut. The package also includes the previously unreleased track “Snakes On The Ladder” from the Apologies sessions. [A separate (first time) cassette edition of the album is also available.] “On first listen, Wolf Parade is just another Canadian buzz band that plays fun, keyboard-heavy, new wave-y indie-rock and sings in weird, affected, high-pitched tones. Upon further listening, the songs reveal a lot of strange and fuzzy little details, and the lyrics have more depth than most bands do on their debuts. The Montreal-based group was brought to the Seattle-based Sub Pop label's attention by none other than Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock, modern rock radio's king of affected vocalizings. Brock even recorded much of the album in Portland, OR. The vocalist has more than a passing affinity for David Bowie, and if you love the Arcade Fire and Frog Eyes, you probably are already a fan.” -- Mike McGonigal.
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>Miles Davis – The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection 11x10” (Fantasy)
Just in time to celebrate what would have been Miles' 90th birthday,
The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection presents all ten 10” LPs on which Miles Davis appeared as a leader for Prestige Records (1951-1954), plus a bonus LP featuring Davis as a guest artist with Lee Konitz, faithfully reproduced on (you guessed it) 10” vinyl, with the original LP cover artwork and liner notes included.
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>Ghostface Killah – More Fish [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Def Jam)
Vinyl reissue of Ghostface Killah’s sixth album.
More Fish features several appearances from the members of Theodore Unit (Cappadonna, Shawn Wigs, Trife Da God and Ghostface's teenage son, Sun God), as well as from Redman, Sheek Louch, Killa Sin, Kanye West and singers Amy Winehouse, Eamon, Ne-Yo and Mr. Maygreen. Production comes from Jim Bond, Hi-Tek, Kool-Aid & Peanut, Madlib, MF DOOM, Mark Ronson, Lewis Parker, Xtreme, Fantom of the Beats, and Ghostface himself.
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>Stan Getz/João Gilberto featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim – Getz/Gilberto [Reissue/1964] LP (Verve)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue one of the biggest-selling jazz albums of all time, not to mention bossa nova's finest moment.
Getz/Gilberto trumped Jazz Samba by bringing two of bossa nova's greatest innovators -- guitarist/singer João Gilberto and composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim -- to New York to record with Stan Getz. The results were magic.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Alessandro Alessandroni
- I Cantori Moderni Di A. Alessandroni [Reissue/1972] LP (Dagored)
Dagored presents the only existing full-length recording of the legendary vocal group from Alessandro Alessandroni, who lent their voices to the amazing soundtracks of Ennio Morricone, Piero Umiliani and many of the most important Italian composers of the '60s and '70s. Transparent vinyl.

>Antwood
– Virtuous.scr 2xLP+MP3 (Planet Mu)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Following a few online releases using the literary world-punning name of Margaret Antwood, Canadian producer Tristan Douglas has chopped the moniker in half for a full-length debut.
Virtuous.scr is themed around the development of artificial intelligence. Via a mix of mechanical sounds and melody, the record is said to contemplate whether or not an AI can have a set of ethics, and if not, how close can it get to being like human intelligence? Sonically, the album possesses a dark cartoonish cinematic feel, with the results pushing it somewhere near the realms of computer game music and anime soundtracks.
>Bromp Treb
– Concession Themes LP (Feeding Tube)
“Most dance music cuts up time like a log saw bearing down on a tied up lady. It’s dramatic and everything, sure. But you can always tell what’s going to happen way ahead of time. What if, instead, you throw all those beats and tempos at the ceiling and then just let the pieces fall wherever? Neil Young Cloaca aka Bromp Treb makes whimsical, jiggling electronics that go from dry to juicy to unintelligible and morph again & again before you even figure them out.”

>Jim Bunkley & George Henry Bussey
– The George Mitchell Collection LP (Big Legal Mess)
Jim Bunkley and George Henry Bussey were recorded by George Mitchell in Geneva and Waverly Hall, Georgia in 1969. The album serves as the next installment in the
George Mitchell Collection series of early blues recordings which also includes releases from the likes of Mississippi Fred McDowell, R.L. Burnside, Joe Callicott, Furry Lewis and J.W. Warren.
>Camara
– Before We Sleep LP (Particles)
Born in Canada, Fatima Camara was raised in a large Portuguese family where traditional song and dance were as integral to her family gatherings as food, laughter, and wine.
Before We Sleep, her debut album, is as a collage of diverse musical influences that have defined each chapter of her storied life. Bass guitar lines wrought with the new-wave sound that marked her formative adolescence, drums that echo the electronic music she migrated to during her early adulthood in Toronto's dance music scene, and an overriding melancholy that signals the conflicted feelings she has when considering the thin layer of dust that has collected upon her chair at the family dinner table since she made her move to Berlin.
>Daniela Casa
- Società Malata [Reissue/1975] LP (Dagored)
Daniela Casa - Ricordi D'Infanzia [Reissue/1975] LP (Dagored)
Società Malata (Sick Society) from 1975 is an extraordinary collection of experimental, ambient and electronic tracks from the Italian cult composer Daniela Casa. It acts as an aural reaction to the wickedness of humanity and the decay of our world. Also originally released in 1975, Ricordi D'Infanzia is comprised of eleven tracks of soft, romantic, exotic pop with a sweet and childish atmosphere designed for use in radio, film, TV, documentaries and educational projects. Transparent and blue vinyl, respectively.
>Celtic Frost
– Monotheist [Reissue/2006] 2xLP+MP3 (Century Media)
Limited edition color vinyl repress. Celtic Frost's final album and first in over 13 years, the avant-garde 2006 effort
Monotheist is an extremely dark, inventive, and radically heavy release that features monolithic, droning doom anthems that rival the primitive massiveness of Hellhammer as well as the gloomy experimental side witnessed on Into The Pandemonium (1987).
>Chic
– Chic [Reissue/1977] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing. In 1977, disco's greatest exponent Chic (Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards and Tony Thompson) officially arrived with their gold certified self-titled debut and it's runaway hit singles "Dance, Dance, Dance" and "Everybody Dance." Equally stylish and funky, Chic established a template here that would lead to unprecedented success and produced timeless material that far outlived the disco movement in the process which we now know is extremely rare.

>The Crickets
– The “Chirping” Crickets [Reissue/1957] LP (Rumble)
Lubbock, Texas's most celebrated sons, Buddy Holly and his group, The Crickets, released this, their debut album, way back in 1957. Though it's nearly 60 years old, the sounds are familiar to most everyone who has not been living under a rock.

>Dark Funeral
– The Secrets Of The Black Arts [Reissue/1996] 2xLP+CD (Century Media)
Dark Funeral's classic early releases from the late- ‘90s are some of the most volatile offerings from the blackened pits of the black metal movement. Originally issued in 1996,
The Secret Of The Black Arts is Dark Funeral's debut full-length. With the combination of ultra-brutal riffs, pure blood freezing melodies, eerie classical themes and furious speed, this album is the ultimate Satanic symphony straight from the gates of Hell.
>Miles Davis
– The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection 11x10” (Fantasy)
Just in time to celebrate what would have been Miles' 90th birthday,
The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection presents all ten 10” LPs on which Miles Davis appeared as a leader for Prestige Records (1951-1954), plus a bonus LP featuring Davis as a guest artist with Lee Konitz, faithfully reproduced on (you guessed it) 10” vinyl, with the original LP cover artwork and liner notes included.
>Destroying Angel
- Conversations With Their Holy Guardian Angels LP (Not Just Religious Music)
Philadelphia's Destroying Angel incorporate synths, piano, violin, samples, bass/guitar and percussion into their folk-y mix, bringing together their love of ‘60s acid folk/rock and post punk/industrial music to create something both dark, but beautiful and uplifting.

>Djustin
– Tryst LP (Labrador)
Like Grimes on Giorgio Moroder’s synths with Abba's memorability, Djustin filters lust, love and hurt through suggestive synthesizers, whispers and soft soul.

>Feral Ohms
- I Fall b/w Sweetbreads 7” (Alternative Tentacles)
Bezerko psych/fuzz/punk guitar wizard Ethan Miller returns to the heavy with the latest arrival from Feral Ohms. This 7” includes a pounding cover of The Damned's “I Fall” on Side A and a brand new original title, “Sweetbreads” on the B-side.

>Fireside
– Do Not Tailgate [1995] LP (Dine Alone)
Fireside's 1995 post-hardcore classic is available on vinyl for the very first time. HQ-180gm.

>Foodman
- Ez Minzoku LP+MP3 (Orange Milk)
Since releasing his first cassette in 2012, Takahide Higuchi aka Foodman has become somewhat of an unofficial ambassador for Japan's robust electronic music scene. He is known for mixing juke/footwork, minimal electronics, and avant-garde pop and collage sounds with an irreverence and sense of exploration that is distinctly Japanese. That adventurous nature continues on
Ez Minzoku (translation: Easy Ethnic) with its bold use of bright, plastic-sounding MIDI instruments and negative space minimalism.
>Robert Francis
– Fire Engine Red 10” (Aeronaut)
Robert Francis is a singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles. His sound is a mixture of music genres including Americana, country, folk and indie music.

>Stan Getz/João Gilberto featuring
Antonio Carlos Jobim – Getz/Gilberto [Reissue/1964] LP (Verve)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue one of the biggest-selling jazz albums of all time, not to mention bossa nova's finest moment.
Getz/Gilberto trumped Jazz Samba by bringing two of bossa nova's greatest innovators -- guitarist/singer João Gilberto and composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim -- to New York to record with Stan Getz. The results were magic.
>Ghostface Killah
– More Fish [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Def Jam)
Vinyl reissue of Ghostface Killah’s sixth album.
More Fish features several appearances from the members of Theodore Unit (Cappadonna, Shawn Wigs, Trife Da God and Ghostface's teenage son, Sun God), as well as from Redman, Sheek Louch, Killa Sin, Kanye West and singers Amy Winehouse, Eamon, Ne-Yo and Mr. Maygreen. Production comes from Jim Bond, Hi-Tek, Kool-Aid & Peanut, Madlib, MF DOOM, Mark Ronson, Lewis Parker, Xtreme, Fantom of the Beats, and Ghostface himself.
>Grant Hart
– Oeuvrevue [2010] LP (Bang)
First vinyl release of Hüsker Dü cofounder Grant Hart's magnificent rarities collection
Oeuvrevue, originally released as a CD in 2010. Electricity and tension cross in Hart's own songs as well as two covers of Bob Dylan and Love.
>The Head Cat
– Fool’s Paradise [Reissue/2006] LP (Cleopatra)
Limited edition white color vinyl repress of the rockabilly side project featuring Lemmy of Motörhead plus Stray Cat drummer Slim Jim Phantom and guitar slinger Danny B. Harvey.

>Head Wound City
– New Wave Of Violence LP (Vice)
Head Wound City is comprised of members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Blood Brothers, and The Locust. All come from diverse backgrounds, steeped in metal (thrash and grind in particular), goth, and every permutation of hardcore and punk imaginable. [Limited red color vinyl pressing also available.]

>Nikki Hill
– Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists LP (Deep Fryed)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. “'If Tina Turner and Little Richard had a daughter, and if she would have grown up with uncles like James Brown and Chuck Berry, she would be like Nikki Hill.” -- Minneapolis Star Tribune

>Hollow Deck
– Hobson’s Choice LP (Feeding Tube)
Previously issued as a cassette,
Hobson’s Choice is a blend of traditional and experimental approaches that alternately puts us in mind of several units inhabiting the landscape of Strange Maine over the last decade, and the animated ’30s cartoons of Max Fleischer. And Hollow Deck have a unique way of quivering between their two main style poles guaranteed to put hair on anyone’s chest. From its first song, the album is a bridge between beauty (as personified by Mia’s singing voice) and odd instrumental work that moves from clutter to clack to clam in the space of a blink. A few of the tracks are so sweetly arranged — rural voice and flute gliding above warm fields — that it almost feels like insanity is on the wind when the musical proceedings turn dark and unruly.
>iamthemorning
– Lighthouse LP+MP3 (Kscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New studio album from Russian progressive duo.
Lighthouse is a rich and eclectic album, with echoes of classical music, the Canterbury scene, northern folk, jazz and electronic sounds.
>Ihsahn
– Arktis. 2xLP (Spinefarm/Candlelight)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sixth solo album from Emperor frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan).

>Lil Ugly Mane
– Mista Thug Isolation [Reissue/2012] 2xLP (Hundebiss)
Vinyl reissue of Virginia-based rapper and producer Lil Ugly Mane's 2012 album. “
Mista Thug Isolation is far more than datpiff fodder. Lil' Ugly Mane has fully developed into his ideal Memphis hardcore caricature and exudes pure evil without resorting to shallow shock tactics.” -- Impose
>Kel Assouf
– Tikounen LP (Zephyrus)
Tuareg rock band Kel Assouf present their second album. With one foot in the desert and the other in the urban jungle, and lyrics about the Sahara and everyday life in both Niger and Europe, the band's sound blends trailing drums, cutting guitar riffs, and Tamasheq chants.

>Wynton Kelly
– Kelly Blue [Reissue/1959] LP (Fantasy)
A favorite accompanist of Miles Davis and Dinah Washington, pianist Wynton Kelly (1931-1971) found his own distinctive voice in the bop and hard-bop worlds with his blues-inspired style of playing. 1959's Kelly Blue features bluesy originals by Kelly as well as several standards.

>Jordan Klassen
- Javelin LP (Nevado)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “The indie-pop performer's latest was tracked at Tornillo, TX's Sonic Ranch studio, with Klassen performing the bulk of the instruments and handling all production duties. The 10 tracks are described in a press release as being ‘among the most confidently and imaginatively arranged Jordan Klassen has ever recorded.’ On the lyric front, Javelin is said to have Klassen exploring his depression and his mother's battles with breast cancer. She is currently in remission. Sonically, parts of the set are apparently in the same wheelhouse as Enya, whom Klassen apparently heard a lot of during his formative years. ‘The record is a nod to the '90s new age music that I grew up with,’ he says. ‘My mom was really into Enya, and I wanted to explore some of those sounds in a very modern way. I wanted to really embrace ethereality.’” – Exclaim

>The Lines
– Hull Down LP+MP3 (Acute)
After the release of their cult-classic singles, EPs, and LPs (compiled on Acute’s
Memory Span and Flood Bank releases), The Lines continued to record, first in a series of home experiments and then in William Orbit’s Guerilla Studios. Unfortunately, these recordings were never finalized as band members began to drift apart. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Rico Conning continued working at Guerilla, spending the better part of the ‘80s engineering and remixing such artists as Wire, Coil, Renegade Soundwave, Depeche Mode and many others of your favorite bands, often in collaboration with Mute’s Daniel Miller. These tracks marry drum machine programming with classic post-punk textures in a way not dissimilar to other artists making the post-punk to dancefloor transition circa 1983.
>Booker Little/Eric Dolphy
– Far Cry [Reissue/1962] LP (Fantasy)
Saxophonist Eric Dolphy and trumpeter Booker Little made a handful of recordings in 1960 and '61, shortly before Little's own premature death, including this debut LP.

>Don McLean
– American Pie [Reissue/1971] LP (Capitol)
Standard weight vinyl reissue of the second studio album by Don McLean. Containing the chart-topping singles 'American Pie' and 'Vincent', the record reached number one on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold within six months of release.

>Thelonious Monk
– Thelonious Himself [Reissue/1957] LP (Fantasy)
This 1957 LP -- Monk's fourth for Riverside -- was released just as he was becoming a major star in the jazz world. It was the pianist's first (almost) entirely solo album, which allows the listener to intimately appreciate Monk's artistry.

>Alva Noto
– Xerrox 1 [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (Raster Noton)
Vinyl reissue of the first part of Alva Noto’s five-album
Xerrox series. Here, Alva Noto works with samples from muzak, advertising, soundtracks, and entertainment programs -- sounds one hears randomly in everyday life in an ever-present and available kind of public domain, and manipulates these recognizable melodic (micro-)structures by the process of copying. He alienates them beyond recognition so the results manifest their connection to the original only suggestively. The results are both rhythmically complex and melodically beautiful.
>Nurse With Wound
– Soliloquy For Lilith [Reissue/1998] 4xLP (Dirter Promotions)
Originally recorded and released in 1988, Nurse With Wound's ambient opus was years ahead of its time, a groundbreaking set of atmospheric sound patterns designed for ritual ceremonies. H This edition has been expanded to a four-LP set containing the original three LPs plus a 40-minute piece from the original sessions, previously unreleased on vinyl, all housed in a rigid, heavy, gloss-laminated box with red foil blocking.

>Phil Ochs
– Live Again! 2xLP (Rockbeat)
Phil Ochs was a topical songwriter who was at the forefront of the folk music scene in the ‘60s and ‘70. In the spring of 1973 he embarked on a small US tour that included this stop at The Stables in East Lansing Michigan, which is presented here for the first time on vinyl (CD edition was released in 2014).

>Plastic Flowers
– Heavenly LP+MP3 (The Native Sound)
London-via-Greeces Plastic Flowers (aka George Samaras) offers his second dream pop LP,
Heavenly. The hazy atmosphere created with the heavy use of soft guitars and multi-layered synth patters are some of the main characteristic of Plastic Flowers' sound. BBC described his music as "very ethereal soundscapes accompanied by warm vocals", and DIY Magazine labeled him as a “Greek wunderkind musician.”
>Pylon
– Gravity b/w Weather Radio 7” (Chunklet)
At the height of their powers, Pylon performed their final show at the Mad Hatter in their hometown of Athens, Georgia in the winter of 1983.Two enterprising gentlemen professionally filmed and recorded this show as a pilot for a potential
Austin City Limits-style show called Athens Shows, but quickly abandonned the project. Shelved and forgotten about for over 30 years, this single marks the first newly released Pylon since the early- ‘90s. (The full live double-LP is due sometime in July.)
>Steve Reich
- Berkeley University Museum - November 7, 1970 LP (Modern Silence)
A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs", "My Name Is", "Piano Phase", and "Phase Patterns." This performance marked an important moment in San Francisco Bay Area new music history with the triumphant return to the East Bay by Reich, who studied at Mills College with Luciano Berio, and who performed the 1964 world premiere of Terry Riley's seminal work,
In C, at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. HQ-180gm.
>Rogue Wave
– Delusions Of Grand Fur LP (Easy Sound)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Delusions Of Grand Fur marks the sixth album from Rogue Wave and is their first since 2013’s Nightingale Floors. Longtime bandmates Zach Rogue & Pat Spurgeon recorded and produced the album on their own at their home studio. Instead of recording demo versions that would evolve into a song, the band wrote and recorded these demo’s as the songs. The album is easily Rogue Wave’s least predictable, where ambient synth tones, mottled textures, and electronic beats stand in for the breezy, acoustic gems fans have long come to expect.
>Jean Schwartz
– Erda/Suite N LP+MP3 (Recollection GRM)
Beautifully executed, valuable reissue of pioneering 1972/1982 electronic music, executive produced by Peter Rehberg with layout by Stephen O’Malley.

>Shibalba/Phurpa
– Teachings Of Eastern Traditions LP+MP3 (Cold Spring)
The alignment of two esoteric/ritual dark ambient minds.

>Soundtrack
– Brooklyn 2xLP (Razor & Tie)
Original score and soundtrack to the 2015 motion picture. Besides the score by Michael Brook,
Brooklyn also includes a various artist soundtrack, featuring a colorful mixture of vintage music classics from the 1950s. Limited 180gm vinyl pressing in deluxe gatefold jacket including four-page insert.
>The Struts
- Everybody Wants [2014] LP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A UK-bred band full of reckless swagger and hugely catchy hooks, The Struts favor the sweet and dirty spirit of glam to modern rock 'n' roll. (This is the US release of the band’s 2014 debut album, which was originally released in the EU by Virgin France.)

>Switchfoot
– Nothing Is Sound [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (SRC Vinyl)
HQ-180gm color vinyl reissue of the San Diego rock band’s fifth studio album.

>Til Tuesday
– Voices Carry [Reissue/1985] LP (SRC Vinyl)
HQ-180gm color vinyl reissue of Til Tuesday’s debut album. For those of you under the age of 25, 'Til Tuesday was a popular '80s new-wave/synth pop band and MTV staple famous for first showcasing the talents of Grammy award winner Aimee Mann, who has since had a successful solo career.

>Torn Hawk
– Union And Return LP (Mexican Summer)
The solo project of video artist and musician Luke Wyatt bubbled up in the early '10s with a prolific stream of lo-fi guitar and drum machine jams for labels like L.I.E.S. and his own Valcrond Video. On the new one, the Brooklyn-based imprint Mexican Summer says he "ditches the irony, distortion and electronic collage of his previous records." Instead, Wyatt says he looked to the romantic 19th century landscape painters Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Caspar David Friedrich to inspire Union And Return's "lush and ornate" compositions. Wyatt returns to the imprint after 2014's
Let's Cry And Do Push Ups At The Same Time.
>Tusco
‎– Suspence Elettronica [Reissue/1983] LP (Dagored)
Tusco is one of the many pseudonyms that legendary composer and producer Piero Umiliani uses to not overcrowd the synchronization market with his name. Umiliani was a well-known Italian soundtrack composer and jazz musician. He was one of the pioneers of styles such as exotica and lounge and used a lot of funk moves in his soundtracks, too. He also composed a lot of library albums, covering genres such as Spaghetti Western, Giallo, sex films, and documentaries. They were all self-produced in his mighty Soundworkshop Studio, equipped with the most advanced screening and editing systems of that time.
Suspence Elettronica is a very rare experimental/ ambient electronic album from the early- '80s with a great use of synthesizers. A long time forgotten masterpiece of early electronic music, reissued on white vinyl.
>Yoshi Wada
– Off The Wall [Reissue/1985] LP (Saltern)
First vinyl reissue of composer and Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada's second album, originally released by famed free jazz label FMP. Recorded in Berlin on May 11 and 12, 1984, by a quartet featuring Yoshi Wada and Wayne Hankin on bagpipes, Marilyn Bogerd on adapted organ (hand-built by Wada), and Andreas Schmidt Neri on percussion.

>The Wallflowers
– Bringing Down The Horse [1996] 2xLP (Interscope)
First-time vinyl edition of The Wallflowers second album.

>Peter Wolf
– A Cure For Loneliness LP (Concord Music Group)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “On his new solo album,
A Cure For Loneliness, Peter Wolf considers his place in today’s rock-and-pop world. In ‘Peace Of Mind,’ he sings: ‘When I was a young man I believed in everything / Now I’m not a young man. I don’t know what song to sing.’ Through the disc, Mr. Wolf, the vocalist and composer for the J. Geils Band, which had a string of hits in the ’70s and early ’80s, examines his standing at this stage in his life. The 70-year-old shows his respect for yesteryear by tapping into the music of his youth, including R&B, Cajun, gospel and bluegrass. He brought his touring band into the studio and it supports him with alluring self-assurance. The album includes covers of Moe Bandy’s 1974 country hit ‘It Was Always So Easy (To Find an Unhappy Woman),’ Thomas Wayne and the DeLons’s 1959 tearjerker ‘Tragedy’—and a live, amped-up bluegrass version of the J. Geils Band’s 1980 hit single, ‘Love Stinks.’ A Cure For Loneliness balances the gravitas of its theme with Mr. Wolf’s appreciation for what music has long been for him” – The Wall Street Journal.
>Wolf Parade
– Apologies To The Queen Mary [Reissue/2005] 3xLP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop) This deluxe vinyl remastered reissue of Wolf Parade’s debut album includes the band’s pre-Sub Pop self-titled EPs (released in 2003 and 2004) both of which are making their vinyl debut. The package also includes the previously unreleased track “Snakes On The Ladder” from the Apologies sessions. [A separate (first time) cassette edition of the album is also available.] “On first listen, Wolf Parade is just another Canadian buzz band that plays fun, keyboard-heavy, new wave-y indie-rock and sings in weird, affected, high-pitched tones. Upon further listening, the songs reveal a lot of strange and fuzzy little details, and the lyrics have more depth than most bands do on their debuts. The Montreal-based group was brought to the Seattle-based Sub Pop label's attention by none other than Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock, modern rock radio's king of affected vocalizings. Brock even recorded much of the album in Portland, OR. The vocalist has more than a passing affinity for David Bowie, and if you love the Arcade Fire and Frog Eyes, you probably are already a fan.” -- Mike McGonigal
>Yes
– Fragile [Reissue/1971] LP (Atlantic)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of Yes’s classic fourth album. Quintessential prog rock.
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>Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker [Reissue/2000] 2xCD+DVD/4xLP+DVD (Pax Americana)
Deluxe reissue of Ryan Adams' first solo album, expanded with unreleased outtakes, pre-album demos, exclusive photos, and a DVD of a solo acoustic club show from 2000.
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>Bonny Billy – More Reverie [2001] LP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
In the year 2000 -- shortly after releasing what would become his most iconic album,
I See A Darkness -- Will Oldham aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy retreated to his family's farmhouse with the majority of the I See A Darkness lineup in tow to record a half dozen covers of some of his favorite songs. The track listing is, as expected, inspired and eclectic: John Phillips, PJ Harvey, Bill Withers, The Renderers, John Holt, and Tim McGraw. This first-time vinyl edition expanded rare live versions of the album’s tracks.
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>Michael Jackson
– Off The Wall [Reissue/1979] LP (Epic)
– Thriller [Reissue/1982] LP (Epic)
– Bad [Reissue/1987] LP (Epic)
Limited vinyl reissues – all in gatefold jackets.
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>Rufus Wainwright
– Rufus Wainwright [1998] 2xLP (Geffen)
– Poses [2001] 2xLP (Geffen)
Rufus Wainwright's first two albums are now available as double-vinyl editions in gatefold packaging.
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>10,000 Maniacs
– In My Tribe [Reissue/1987] LP (Elektra)
– Our Time In Eden [Reissue/1992] LP (Elektra)
HQ-180gm black vinyl reissues now available.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>10,000 Maniacs
– In My Tribe [Reissue/1987] LP (Elektra)
10,000 Maniacs – Our Time In Eden [Reissue/1992] LP (Elektra)
HQ-180gm black vinyl reissues now available.

>Aiden
– Nightmare Anatomy [2005] LP+MP3 (Victory)
First vinyl edition of Aiden’s sophomore album.

>Aksak Maboul
- Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine [Reissue/1977] LP (Crammed Disc)
In the spring of 1977, two young Belgian musicians who call themselves Aksak Maboul (aka Marc Hollander & Vincent Kenis) set out to record an album,
Onze Danses Pour Combattre la Migraine, in which they playfully fused and deconstructed all kinds of genres to create their own musical world. Three years later, Hollander founded the Crammed label. Many ingredients came in and out of the Aksak blender: fake jazz, electronics, imaginary African & Balkan music, minimalism... there were even pre-techno aspects such in as Saure Gurke and its characteristic keyboard stab pattern which will mysteriously find its way into many classic Detroit techno tracks some ten years later.
>All Out War
– Condemned To Suffer [Reissue/2003] LP+MP3 (Victory)
All Out War – Into The Killing Fields [Reissue/2010] LP+MP3 (Victory)
All Out War are one of Victory’s heaviest bands. Along with Hatebreed, Strife and Blood For Blood, All Out War paved the way for the current wave of metal-core outfits such as Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying and Shadows Fall.

>Almost 21
– Almost 21 7” (Gummopunx)
This band from Fullerton is pre-D.I. and this three-song EP contains songs recorded in 1983 at Garage Studio. Great early L.A. punk -- think D.I./Adolescents/T.S.O.L. etc., from folks that went on to be in those bands.

>Annex
– Silencio 7” (Occult Whispers)
South Texas dark punks Annex drop two new catchy, dreary, guitar-driven dance tracks.

>Beastmaker
- Luses Naturae LP (Rise Above)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Beastmaker hails from the unlikely locale of Fresno, CA. Sweating profusely in a parched no man’s land about 3 ½ half-hours northeast of Los Angeles, the city isn’t exactly a cultural mecca—and yet it’s the birthplace of Hollywood outsiders and weirdos like Sid Haig, Slim Pickens and director Sam Peckinpah. Still, it suffers from an unsurprising dearth of musicians interested in heavy rock. Bleak and burly overtones of Sabbath and Witchfinder General ring through
Lusus Naturae like echoes from a haunted past. Slow-rolling bruisers “Eyes Are Watching,” “Arachne” and “It” set the tone of doom and despair with nods to heavy ’70s classics, cult horror flicks and the inimitable work of one Mr. Glenn Anzalone. “When it comes to genre, I think of us as a much slower version of the Misfits or Danzig, but I’ve come to love the word ‘doom’ whether or not it really relates to us,” vocalist/guitarist Trevor Church offers. “It just feels like home.”
>Bonny Billy
– More Reverie [2001] LP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
In the year 2000 -- shortly after releasing what would become his most iconic album,
I See A Darkness -- Will Oldham aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy retreated to his family's farmhouse with the majority of the I See A Darkness lineup in tow to record a half dozen covers of some of his favorite songs. The track listing is, as expected, inspired and eclectic: John Phillips, PJ Harvey, Bill Withers, The Renderers, John Holt, and Tim McGraw. This first-time vinyl edition expanded rare live versions of the album’s tracks.
>Broadside
– Old Bones LP+MP3 (Victory)
Released last year on CD – the debut album from the Virginia pop-punk quintet is now available on vinyl.

>Peter Brötzmann/Fred Hopkins/Peter Rashied Ali
– Songlines [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Trost)
Recently reissued on CD – now available on vinyl. Peter Brötzmann: tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, tárogató; Fred Hopkins: double bass; Rashied Ali: drums. Recorded by Holger Scheuermann and Jost Gebers, October 30 and 31, 1991, in Berlin.

>The Cave Singers
– Banshee LP+MP3 (Jagjaguwar)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Banshee brings The Cave Singers back to their original three-piece lineup and also their approach to songwriting: an exchange of Derek Fudesco sending lead vocalist Pete Quirk a riff and Pete responding with vocal ideas. From there, the songs come together. Driving guitars, foot-tapping percussion, and Quirk’s powerful vocals make an intricate quilt that blankets the audience in comfort, aggressively communicating a gentle reminder: we are soft bodies trying to survive with one another.

>Cheap Trick
– Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello LP (Big Machine)
Recently released on CD – now available on HQ-180gm vinyl. Now into their fourth decade of recording,
Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello marks Cheap Trick s 17th studio album and was produced by Grammy winner Julian Raymond. Pulsating riffs intertwine with the anthemic chorus in this first taste of new music in over five years from the iconic four-piece from Rockford, IL. “Power pop greats Cheap Trick made headlines a few years back for fighting against unsafe stage conditions, but now they're back in the news for making more music. Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello is prefaced by a new single titled ‘No Direction Home,’ which delivers a heaping helping of the guitar riffs and catchy choruses that the band have built their career on.” – Exclaim
>Clientele
– Strange Geometry [Reissue/2005] LP+MP3 (Merge)
Originally released in 2005,
Strange Geometry features twelve dreamy folk-pop songs with shimmering psych guitars and string arrangements by Louis Philippe. This reissue includes a download of the entire record plus six previously unreleased bonus tracks.
>Cluster
– 1971-1981 9xLP (Bureau B)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Collected reissues of all eight albums released by legendary electronic duo between 1971 and 1981, including their two collaborations with Brian Eno. Also includes a previously unreleased album of two live recordings from 1972 and 1977.

>COLOURS
– Ivory LP+MP3 (Victory)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The groundwork for electro-R&B duo COLOURS was laid when vocalist Kyle Tamo relocated from Connecticut to Florida to focus on his music. He was introduced to drummer Morgan Alley through mutual connections in the Florida music scene, and the two went on to settle in Sarasota to embark on creating a new sound that was a musical departure from any of their previous rock projects. “A huge sound with dark tones and pulsating electronics serving as the foundation for smooth R&B vocals reminiscent of Abel Tesfaye's (the Weeknd)” -- Alternative Press. “Fusing the sort of dark, electronic undertones of ††† Crosses, with post-modern, Weeknd-tinged R&B, COLOURS have created a lush sound that’s as dangerous as it is seductive.” -- Diffuser.FM

>Loren Connors
- The Departing Of A Dream Volume V 10” (Family Vineyard)
After ten years, legendary avant guitarist Loren Connors returns to his much acclaimed and beloved
The Departing Of A Dream series. Initially based loosely as tribute to Miles Davis' masterwork “He Loved Him Madly,” Connors delves further into the inspiration to explore melody as a slow-moving spectrum of shades projected against a fragile, often decaying ambiance. Volume Five continues the theme, as Connors coaxes complex blues mutations and wide swathes of distant vibrating tones -- not unlike the expressionistic cry of Miles' horn.
>Crash Kills Four
– A Raincoat And Shoes And Pornographic Blues LP (Gummopunx)
This album consists of 15 unreleased tracks written in the 1980s heyday of Orange County punk rock by former members of The Adolescents, D.I., The Crowd, Rule 62, Almost 21, and Doggy Style, but only put to tape recently.

>Dälek
– Asphalt For Eden LP (Profound Lore)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The first new album since 2009’s
Gutter Tactics marks the return of the cult hip-hop/noise originators after a long hiatus.
>Michael Daves
– Violence And Orchids LP+MP3 (Nonesuch)
The vinyl edition of Michael Daves' recent album,
Orchids And Violence, comprises two versions each of five traditional bluegrass tunes: acoustic takes performed with a band of roots-music innovators—bassist Mike Bub, violinist Brittany Haas, mandolinist Sarah Jarosz, and Punch Brothers banjoist Noam Pikelny—paired with electric rock renditions of the same songs played mostly played by Daves, with his wife Jessi Carter playing bass. It's “a roots-music master class, a brilliant example of old modes reinhabited with flair,” says the New York Times. “To his credit, it can be hard to pick which version of a tune is best.” The LP includes a download of the complete Orchids And Violence album.
>Dead To Fall
– Everything I Touch Turns To Pieces LP (Victory)
First time vinyl edition of the Chicago-based metalcore band’s debut album.

>Departure Lounge
– Jetlag Dreams [2001] LP+MP3 (Bella Union)
RSD UK 2016 release – now available in the US. Sometime around the turn of this century, Simon Raymonde conceived and curated the Series Seven experiment on Bella Union. He commissioned seven artists to each create an album comprising seven instrumental pieces, to be written and recorded, from conception to completion, in seven days. Departure Lounge rose to the challenge and
Jetlag Dreams came very naturally into being under these terms, against the backdrop of emotional and geographical upheavals in the lives of its creators.
>Destroyer
– My Mystery LP+MP3 (Merge)
“We recorded a song called ‘My Mystery’ a year and a half ago. Kind of a light number, vaguely danceable. Wistful, looking back not unfondly on time spent and dull misadventures had within the dead-as-a-doornail music industry. And the feeling of where it leaves you, like a rat in the middle of the ocean, though not as harsh as that; as if rats could swim an ocean’s length. Anyway, the song was not in keeping with the shadow spirit of
Poison Season, and so it got shelved. Then one day DJjohnedwardcollins@gmail.com called me up and said, ‘You got any sh*t for me?’
>Dinner
– Psychic Lovers LP (Captured Tracks)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Dinner is Danish producer and singer Anders Rhedin. Musically, the album exists in its own space between the 80's, 90's and the present. The songs are pop songs held together by somewhat idiosyncratic arrangements. Opener “Cool As Ice” sounds like the soundtrack to David Lynch directing Miami Vice with overdriven synthetic strings and an equally eerie and funky slap bass that slowly grow into a pop structure.

>DJ Screw
– 3 ‘N The Morning [Reissue/1996] LP (SoSouth)
Limited 20th Anniversary picture disc vinyl pressing of Texas innovator DJ Screw's second album.

>Down
– NOLA [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Rhino)
Down – Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Rhino)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of Down’s first two albums.

>The Duke St Workshop and Laurence R. Harvey
– Tales Of H.P. Lovecraft LP (Static Caravan)
Tales Of H.P. Lovecraft is a collaboration between Lancashire synth wizards The Duke St Workshop and highly regarded horror actor Laurence R. Harvey. The album contains two stories (From Beyond, 1920) and The Hound, 1922) by the king of cosmic horror, H. P. Lovecraft.
>Steve Earle
– Guitar Town [Reissue/1986] LP (Geffen)
Steve Earle & The Dukes – Exit 0 [Reissue/1987] LP (Geffen)
Steve Earle – Copperhead Road [Reissue/1988] LP (Geffen)
Steve Earle & The Dukes – The Hard Way [Reissue/1990] LP (Geffen)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of Steve Earle’s first four albums.

>Earth, Wind & Fire
– Gratitude [Reissue/1975] 2xLP (Friday Music)
Limited edition HQ-180gm translucent blue color vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. Originally recorded during Earth, Wind & Fire's 1974-1975 American tour,
Gratitude captures the excitement Earth, Wind & Fire generated on stage at their creative peak.
>Faust
– 71 Minutes 2xLP (ReR)
Faust was one of the most important of all the European groups of the 70's. Compiled from 'lost' and unreleased material, this set includes
Munich & Elsewhere (1986) as well as most of the unreleased Faust Party 3 LP. Intense, eccentric, hypnotic.
>David First
- Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 1: Études For Acoustic Guitar LP (Fabrica)
Fabrica Records announces the first volume in the
Same Animal, Different Cages series by American composer and improviser David First. On Études For Acoustic Guitar, First twists and bends notes from his steel-string acoustic guitar, an instrument traditionally associated with American folk, country and blues music. And in fact, those genres are central to First’s explorations here, constituting portions of a palette that also encompasses jazz and Indian classical music. First has been described as “a bizarre cross between Hendrix and La Monte Young” in the Village Voice.
>Ezra Furman
– The Year Of No Returning [Reissue/2012] LP+MP3 (Bar/None)
Ezra Furman is a young singer-songwriter with a punky spirit who is not afraid to cram a lot of words in among the hooks and jabs.

>Geryon
– Wound & The Bow LP (Profound Lore)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New York avant-garde technical prog/death metal two piece Geryon is comprised of one half of Krallice: Nicholas McMaster and Lev Weinstein. Employing simply bass guitar, drums and vocals, the pair conjures complex layers of meticulously crafted tones, maintaining a volatile equilibrium of dissonance and melody.

>Helado Negro
– Island Universe Story LP+MP3 (Asthmatic Kitty)
Island Universe Story is a limited edition clear, tinsel vinyl compilation of previously released cassette releases. There are many collaborators on the release, including Laetitia Sader (Stereolab), Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco), and many more.
>Henry Cow
– Leg End [Reissue/1973] LP (ReR)
Formed in 1968 by two Cambridge students, Fred Frith and Tim Hodgkinson, Henry Cow's original influences included the likes of Soft Machine and Frank Zappa. However, in their undying quest to push the boundaries of conventional music, members soon took out their machetes and began hacking a new trail into an unmapped wilderness of sound. The band was thereby also staunchly anti-commercial, never compromising their sound to please anyone but themselves, and it is precisely because of this that they have gone on to influence so many musicians on the outer fringes of rock & roll on both sides of the Atlantic, particularly the NY experimental music scene. Their debut album,
The Legend Of Henry Cow, is now back in print on HQ-180gm vinyl under the alternate title Leg End.
>Michael Jackson
– Off The Wall [Reissue/1979] LP (Epic)
Michael Jackson – Thriller [Reissue/1982] LP (Epic)
Michael Jackson – Bad [Reissue/1987] LP (Epic)
Limited vinyl reissues – all in gatefold jackets.

>Quincey Jones
– The Dude [Reissue/1981] LP (A&M)
Limited vinyl reissue of the 1981 studio album by musician and producer Quincy Jones.
The Dude featured the debut of vocalist James Ingram on the singles “Just Once” and “One Hundred Ways,” which reached #17 and #14, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100. It also contained “Razzamatazz,” which reached #11 in the UK Singles Chart, one of his few hits there. He won the Grammy award for best R&B vocal performance for his work on the album.
>Sheila Jordan
– Portrait Of Shiela [Reissue/1963] LP (Blue Note)
Portrait Of Sheila is the debut album by jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan. Part of Blue Note's ongoing 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
>Diana Krall
– Stepping Out [1993] LP (Justin Time)
Stepping Out launched the career of one of our generation’s greatest Jazz artists. “Diana Krall’s 1993 debut shows that she had the goods right from the get-go. Krall sings with honesty, subtlety, and persuasion while playing the piano with head-shaking authority, both as accompanist -- she offers amazing asides in between vocal phrases -- and as an absolutely A-one improviser.” -- Zan Stewart
>Lunapark
- Gefangene Vögel [Reissue/1982] LP (Dark Entries)
Utilizing a simple set up of guitar, bass, drums, drum-computer, Korg MS-10 and Korg MS-20, Lunapark’s influences included The Beatles, Colloseum, Roxy Music, Frank Zappa as well as Sex Pistols, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Blondie and The Cure. In the vein of Sad Lovers and Giants, and Schleimer K, they blend post-punk and new wave music with electronic influences. All songs are sung in German with monotone vocals and epitomized the urban Zeitgeist of the Cold War.
Gefangene Vögel (“Prisoner Birds”) is their debut album.
>Jimbo Mathus
– Band Of Storms LP (Big Legal Mess)
The late, great producer, raconteur, pianist, session man, artist and sage Jim Dickinson once called Jimbo Mathus “the singing voice of Huck Finn.” Outside the South, Jimbo is likely best known as the ringleader of the hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers, or as the catalyst for Buddy Guy’s breakthrough
Sweet Tea in 2001. In his native Mississippi, and throughout the South, Mathus is recognized as the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone Southern music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. Think Delta highways, bowling-pin Budweisers and “innerplanetary honky-tonk” for the masses.
>Mind Meld
– The Viper 7” (Permanent)
Hailing from the vast sprawl of Los Angeles, Mind Meld’s melodic brand of heavy garage-psych is catchier and more fully-realized than 99.9% of their peers and their hooks will grab you like a paddle cactus quill and bury themselves deep under your skin, but there will be no pain.

>Blue Mitchell
– The Thing To Do [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
On
The Thing To Do, Blue is joined by Junior Cook (tenor saxophone), Chick Corea (piano), Gene Taylor (bass) and Al Foster (drums). Part of Blue Note's ongoing 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
>Nate Dogg
– G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Thump)
G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 is the debut album by Nate Dogg. The album was originally to be released in 1996 but the album was shelved due to legal problems at Death Row Records, and he wasn't able to release it until the summer of 1998.
>Of Montreal
– Chinese Rocks b/w Either Way I Lose 7”+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
Two cover songs that inspired
Aureate Gloom: “Chinese Rocks” by Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers “Either Way I Lose” by Nina Simone.
>Okkultokrati
– Snakereigns [Reissue/2012] LP (Southern Lord)
Okkultokrati – Night Jerks [Reissue/2014] LP (Southern Lord)
Okkultokrati tear apart the rock ‘n’ roll guidebook and mash it in to vicious combat music for fans of punk, d-beat, black metal and generally anyone with a penchant for unsavory anthems delivered with inimitable attitude. While they complete their new album (which Greg Anderson calls “f**ked up in all the right places … super original and I can say that I’ve definitely never heard anything like this. Visions of Bauhaus and Dark Throne listening to Joy Division albums by torchlight in the dark forests of Oslo…”), Southern Lord has reissued the band’s previous two albums for the uninitiated. New album due Autumn 2016.

>Big John Patton
– Let ‘Em Roll [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
Big John Patton was one of the most in-demand hard bop and soul jazz organists during the golden era of the Hammond B-3 organs between 1963 and 1970. He was a major figure in the development of the funk and blues-rooted jazz style known as soul jazz and is considered a roots player who inspired the acid jazz movement. Part of Blue Note's ongoing 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.

>PINS
– Trouble 10”+MP3 (Bella Union)
RSD UK 2016 release – now available in the US. Manchester dream punk quartet PINS unleashed an excellent record in last year’s
Wild Nights. They expertly craft a moody, floating, fantasy-like aesthetic anchored by cutting lyrics and plenty of badass attitude. The Trouble 10” features two new tracks and a remix.
>Robert Pollard
– Of Course You Are LP (Fire America)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Solo album number 24 by the tireless Guided By Voices auteur. Meticulously constructed,
Of Course You Are is overstuffed with hooky tunes, riffs aplenty and skewed/skewering lyrics. All of the instruments on the album were played by Ricked Wicky's Nick Mitchell, who also recorded/produced the record, and Mitchell's evident musicianship lifts the material to another sonic level without over-polishing. The instrumental palette has been broadened - discreet flourishes of strings, horns, piano (etc.) occasionally bring to mind baroque rock classics by the likes of Love and Cardinal. Which is not to say this is chamber pop.
>Primal Scream
– Mantra For A State Of Mind 12” (First International)
RSD UK 2016 release – now available in the US. One-off single featuring a cover of “Mantra For A State Of Mind” and a new instrumental track “Gravitational Waves.”

>Ike Quebec
– Blue & Sentimental [Reissue/1962] LP (Blue Note)
Ike Quebec was an accomplished dancer and pianist, he switched to tenor sax as his primary instrument in his early twenties, and quickly earned a reputation as a promising player. Part of Blue Note's ongoing 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.

>Sam Rivers
– Fuchsia Swing Song [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
Fuchsia Swing Song is the debut album by American saxophonist Sam Rivers recorded in 1964. On this album, Rivers is joined by Jaki Byard on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums. Rivers performed on soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, harmonica and piano. Active in jazz since the early 1950s, he earned wider attention during the mid- 1960s spread of free jazz. Part of Blue Note's ongoing 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
>Ry X
– Dawn LP (Loma Vista)
Debut album from release from Australian singer/songwriter Ry Cuming aka Ry X (of The Acid and Howling). “Both ‘Only’ and ‘Deliverance’ showcase Ry’s boundless ability to create thought-provoking atmospheric music, engulfed with distinctively ethereal yet powerful vocal lines. ‘Only’ is filled with soft guitars and drifting vocals that harbor intense emotion, while ‘Deliverance’ starts with a bare piano melody and grows into something completely different” – KCRW. [CD version due May 20.]

>Frank Sinatra
– Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First [Reissue/1962] LP (Reprise)
Frank Sinatra – Sinatra At The Sands [Reissue/1966] 2xLP (Reprise)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues now available. As the title indicates,
Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First is the first recording that Sinatra made with the Count Basie Orchestra. Sinatra At The Sands is a live album album, also recorded with Count Basie and his orchestra, conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded live at the Copa Room of the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
>Skold
– The Undoing LP (Metropolis)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Skold is the solo project of Tim Sköld (born Thim Sköld), a Swedish multi-instrumentalist who, in addition to producing solo work, has also collaborated with multiple musical groups including Shotgun Messiah, KMFDM, Marilyn Manson and Motionless In White where he acted as producer/songwriter/guitarist/bassist.

>The Sleeping
– Questions And Answers [2006] LP+MP3 (Victory)
The Sleeping was born of the same Long Island scene that brought us Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Straylight Run, and many others.

>Soundtrack
– Backbeat: Songs From The Original Motion Picture [Reissue/1994] LP (UMe)
The
Backbeat soundtrack was produced by Don Was, and won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.
>Soundtrack
– Mississippi Grind Complete Collection LP (Phineas Atwood)
“The film bubbles and bursts with blues, rock, and soul from the likes of cats like John Lee Hooker, Memphis Minnie, Memphis Slim, Big Bill Broonzy, Paul 'Wine' Jones, and more. It's a good'un.” -- Consequence Of Sound

>Soundtrack
– The Return Of The Living Dead [Reissue/1985] LP (Real Gone Music)
Limited edition translucent green vinyl LP pressing. Features tracks by The Cramps, 45 Grave, The Flesh Eaters, The Damned, Roky Erickson, The Jet Black Berries, T.S.O.L. and SSQ.

>Soundtrack
– Scarface [Reissue/1983] LP (Geffen)
Soundtrack to the cult classic film, which was composed by Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder.

>Susan
– Never Enough LP (Volar)
The debut album by Los Angeles trio Susan,
Never Enough, covers themes of personal independence and emotional confusion. Layered vocal harmonies, reverb-washed pop hooks, and a touch of apathy convey hesitation and personal conviction while making the point that even though they don't know where they are going, they are sure they will figure it out. Even if they have to rip it up and start all over again.
>Taylor Swift
– Taylor Swift [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Big Machine)
Taylor Swift – Fearless (Platinum Edition) [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Big Machine)
Taylor Swift’s first two albums are finally available on vinyl!

>TOPS
– Tender Opposites [Reissue/2012] LP (Arbutus)
TOPS is a four-piece band from Montreal, equal parts girls and guys, delivering a raw punk take on AM studio pop.

>Various Artists
– Household Shocks [Reissue/1980] LP (Dark Entries)
Dark Entries is proud to present this vinyl reissue of
Household Shocks, a 16-track compilation of UK DIY/synth/new wave/post-punk originally released in 1980. The album showcases nine bands from the thriving post-punk scene in Scunthorpe and the North of England. Operating on a shoestring budget, co-producers Chris Leaning and Paul Singleton (both of One Gang Logic), released Household Shocks on Stark Products, a label they founded in 1979. At almost 50 minutes of music, the album took four weeks to produce at the Studio Playground in Lincoln. It was supported heavily by the late Radio 1 DJ John Peel.
>Visitors
– Poet’s End LP (Telephone Explosion)
A compilation of singles tracks from Edinburgh post-punks Visitors.
Poet's End offers all three highly-collected 7” singles plus four additional unreleased tracks from the same recording sessions.
>Rufus Wainwright
– Rufus Wainwright [1998] 2xLP (Geffen)
Rufus Wainwright – Poses [2001] 2xLP (Geffen)
Rufus Wainwright's first two albums are now available as double-vinyl editions in gatefold packaging.

>Witchfynde
– Give ‘Em Hell [Reissue/1980] 2xLP (Back On Black)
Give ‘Em Hell is the debut album by the British heavy metal band Witchfynde. The album was released in 1980 during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal heyday and proved the band pioneers of the genre.
>ZYX
– Trust No Woman [Reissue/1981] LP (Dark Entries)
Vinyl reissue of the debut album from ZYX. Building on the early work of Gary Numan and the original Human League, ZYX designed their short, immediate songs around a barrage of analogue synths, rock-solid electro beats and controlled, low-key vocals.
Trust No Woman is an exceptional showcase of electro-pop, cold and mechanical robotic rhythms under a claustrophobic atmosphere. Songs are sung in English with a heavy German accent and lyrics resemble obscure, existentialist dialogues.