new vinyl love...

for the week of 26 MAY 2017
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>Burial - Subtemple / Beachfires 12" (Hyperdub)
He's back!!!
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>Fleetwood Mac
– Mirage [Reissue/1982] LP (Reprise)
– Tango In The Night [Reissue/1987] LP (Reprise)
Digitally remastered 180gm editions. The 13th studio album by Fleetwood Mac, released in June 1982, found the band venturing further into radio-friendly soft rock than it had in any of its previous incarnations. The band returned five years later with
Tango In The Night which currently stands as the final studio album released by the quintet of Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks.
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>Sia – Some People Have Real Problems [2008] 2xLP (Monkey Puzzle/Hear Music)
First-time vinyl edition of the fourth studio album by the Australian singer.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>14 Iced Bears
– 14 Iced Bears [Reissue/1988] 2xLP (Optic Nerve)
14 Iced Bears – Wonder [Reissue/1991] 2xLP (Optic Nerve)
The 14 Iced Bears formed within a vibrant indie scene in Brighton in 1985 by Robert Sekula and drummer Nick Emery, with a punky, DIY pop ethic that held melody as key and technical expertise as less of an issue. They wrote catchy pop songs, recorded with a ramshackle charm that reflected their passion for '60s garage and psychedelia. Inspired by bands like The Byrds, and Velvet Underground this set them apart from their C86 contemporaries. Limited color vinyl reissues.

>Tony Allen
– A Tribute To Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers 10” (Blue Note)
Those who've studied Tony Allen's distinctive drumming style often cite Art Blakey as an influence, so it's little surprise to find him paying tribute to the legendary jazz drummer on this superb album. Joined by his regular band, Allen covers a quartet of tracks written and recorded by Blakey and his band, the Jazz Messengers. The results are predictably impressive, with Allen's loose and polyrhythmic percussion providing a rock-solid foundation for the horns, piano and double bass that sits atop. It's naturally closer to all-out jazz than to Afrobeat, but still bristles with the kind of punchy horns and life-affirming playing that characterizes Allen's work.

>Below
– Upon A Pale Horse LP (Metal Blade)
New album from the Swedish epic doom metallers. [CD edition due June 9.]

>Big French
– Stone Fish LP (Wharf Cat)
Big French have returned with a 16-track sophomore full-length that sees bandleader Quentin Moore's energetic bursts of post-punk composition transformed by boutique, reel-to-reel production to fantastic ends, filtering established pop sensibilities through eclectic idioms of free-expression.

>Big Star
– Complete Third: Volume 3: Final Masters 2xLP+MP3 (Omnivore)
Complete Third: Volume 3: Final Masters contains every released master recording from all officially released versions of the original Third on three sides of vinyl. As an added bonus, the CD boxed set’s hidden track (a previously unissued strings/vocals-only mix of “Thank You Friends”) takes its place on a specially etched D-side.
>Dave Catching
- Shared Hallucinations Pt.1: Sonic Salutations From The Venerable Vaults of Rancho de la Luna 1972-1984 LP (Dine Alone)
As an original member of Queens Of The Stone Age, founder of stoner-rock band Earthlings? and current guitarist of Eagles Of Death Metal, Dave Catching – owner and resident of famed Joshua Tree, CA recording studio Rancho de la Luna – is lucky to call the most talented people in the industry friends. Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop and PJ Harvey have all recorded at Rancho, as well as others too numerous to list. So it makes sense that Catching would be inspired to collaborate there with some of his most talented friends for his solo debut.

>The Chainsmokers
- Memories…Do Not Open LP (Sony)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Memories…Do Not Open is the debut full-length album from Grammy Award winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers. Comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, The Chainsmokers have evolved into a dominating musical force with a diverse repertoire of songs that have led them to become today's hottest young artist/producer duo. With a signature sound that deftly reaches across indie, progressive and pop realms, their original tracks and remixes have topped the charts throughout the world.
>Suzanne Ciani
– Lixiviation - Ciani / Musica Inc. 1969-1985 LP (Finders Keepers)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 16-track collection of unexposed electronic experiments from the American-Italian composer.

>DragonForce
– Reaching Into Infinity 2xLP (Metal Blade)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl.
Reaching Into Infinity continues where DragonForce left off with Maximum Overload, the band's faster material becoming even faster still, while the melodic parts head even further in that particular direction.
>The Durutti Column
– Domo Arigato V2.0 [Reissue/1985] 2xLP+7” (Factory Benelux)
An expanded vinyl edition of the acclaimed live album by Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column, recorded in Tokyo in April 1985.
Domo Arigato followed on the heels of ambitious 'modern classical' album Without Mercy a year earlier, and saw composer/guitarist Vini Reilly and percussionist Bruce Mitchell augmented by John Metcalfe on viola and Tim Kellet on trumpet.
>Earth Wind & Fire
– Spirit [Reissue/1976] LP (Speaker’s Corner)
The wise saying "spiritus ubi vult spirat" (the spirit blows where it wills) is interpreted by Earth, Wind & Fire with impressive clarity on this 1976 LP. Gentle sounds and modest gestures are foreign to the colorful Afro group, who in their live performances welded together ancient Egyptian Pharaonic mysticism with urban street life. That this
Spirit, which is found in the album title and blows all the way through it, was guaranteed not only by the exuberant wind section in the group's early years. With regard to rhythm, too, the band rolls out almost everything to pave the floor with powerful disco patterns, not forgetting the elegant and finely controlled falsetto, which adds further pep. Out of all this came the highly cultivated and expressive vocals as in "Imagine," carefully balanced ballads ("Burnin' Bush"), as well as a powerful sound that is so good for dancing to, as in the memorable number "Saturday Nite."
>E.S.G.
– Step Off [Reissue/2002] LP+MP3 (Fire America)
Limited pink vinyl color vinyl LP pressing of this 2002 release. Pumping their way out of the South Bronx of New York in the early ‘80s, this rhythm and dance-punk outfit made unforgettable funk that was also unusually rooted in post-punk. This is band-approved reissue of
Step Off includes artwork from award nominated illustrator Hannah Alice, who recently gained critical praise for her work on the Bert Jansch reissue of Avocet. [CD reissue courtesy of Soul Jazz due June 16.]
>Fleetwood Mac
– Mirage [Reissue/1982] LP (Reprise)
Fleetwood Mac – Tango In The Night [Reissue/1987] LP (Reprise)
Digitally remastered 180gm editions. The 13th studio album by Fleetwood Mac, released in June 1982, found the band venturing further into radio-friendly soft rock than it had in any of its previous incarnations. The band returned five years later with
Tango In The Night which currently stands as the final studio album released by the quintet of Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks.
>Galley Beggar
– Heathen Hymns LP (Rise Above)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. To reduce Galley Beggar's allure down to a simple matter of folk rock revivalism would be foolish. With a sound that incorporates all manner of unexpected elements while always celebrating the mischievous spirit of folk music across the centuries, these Kentish chameleons have been steadily earning a formidable reputation since forming back in 2009. [Limited purple vinyl pressing also available.]

>Goatmoon
– Stella Polaris LP (Werewolf)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Goatmoon is a Finnish romantic black metal band founded in 2002 in Helsinki by BlackGoat Gravedesecrator.

>Cameron Graves
– Planetary Prince LP (Mack Avenue)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “Cameron Graves is a musical genius. He has an innovative approach to the piano that is completely unique. Cameron's new album
Planetary Prince is an amazing and almost unbelievable combination of modal jazz, romantic era European classical music, and mathematical death metal. A style so cool that it deserves its own genre. Cameron's music has been inspiring me since I was thirteen years old and it still does today! I'm so glad he's sharing it with the world!" -- Kamasi Washington.
>Murray Head
– Say It Ain’t So [Reissue/1975] LP (Culture Factory)
Say It Ain't So is the second studio album by Murray Head, who was previously known for having played with Yes, Detective and Badfinger as well as with David Bowie. 180gm vinyl reissue.
>Hellsingland Underground
– Hellsingland Underground [2008] LP (Wild Kingdom)
Digitally remastered, first-time vinyl edition of the classic 2008 debut album from Hellsingland Underground. The band quickly drew a lot of fans and attention from fans of both classic rock, southern rock, and country fans from around the world.

>Ides Of Gemini
– Woman LP+MP3 (Rise Above)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Limited purple color pressing also available. “Dominated by the haunting, high-rising vocals of Sera Timms, Ides Of Gemini appear to be a good match for Lee Dorrain’s Rise Above Records. Dorrain’s knack for signing up-and-coming female-fronted bands notwithstanding (The Oath and Purson instantly come to mind), Ides of Gemini’s psychedelic genre-bending shows they are capable of squeezing through whatever corridor is left of ‘70s haze rock and primal doom. On their third and subsequent best album,
Women, Ides Of Gemini have attained the measure of consistency they were threatening everyone with on their previous efforts. As indicated by its album and song titles, each song here is about a woman, whether mythological or real, with Ides even coming up with the stroke of genius to allow the fantastic Emma Ruth Rundle to appear on ‘She Has A Secret.’ Such things all lead into what is Ides Of Gemini’s most convincing expression to date, an album without boundaries, easily capable of drawing anyone in.” – Dead Rhetoric
>Incantation
- Primordial Domination [Reissue/2006 LP (Hell’s Headbangers)
Long heralded as one of the heaviest, sickest and most uncompromising death metal bands in the world, New Jersey's Incantation has forged a legacy of brutality unmatched by any other American group. The band's cornerstone 2006 album
Primordial Domination is being reissued on vinyl in a gatefold cover with gold hot foil print and liner notes on a printed inner sleeve.
>Incubus
– 8 LP (Island)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Incubus’s first album in six years,
8 was co-produced by Dave Sardy (Slayer, Helmet, Trouble) and Sonny Moore, better known as Skrillex.
>King
– We Are King LP (King Music)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. Twins Paris and Amber Strother and musical sister Anita Bias are dream-pop trio King. In 2011, King independently released their debut EP to much acclaim - the songs made up the three-piece introduction to their carefully crafted sound. Fueled by word of mouth excitement and social media posts from supporters including Prince, Gilles Peterson, Erykah Badu, Solange, Nile Rodgers, Sam Sparro, Janelle Monae, Questlove and a host of others, their story and songs have spread wide and made new fans of many.

>The Kooks
– The Best Of… So Far 2xLP (Virgin EMI)
The Best Of…So Far marks the return of British Indie icons The Kooks. Celebrating over 10 years since their five-times platinum selling debut album Inside In/Inside Out, this 18 track album features the much loved “Naïve,” “She Moves In Her Own Way” and “Ooh La” as well as new singles “Be Who You Are” and “Broken Vow.”
>The KVB
– Fixation/White Walls 12” (Invada)
Like a hazily remembered dream, UK duo The KVB blend reverb-soaked shoegaze with minimalist electronic production to create their delicate and ephemeral sound.

>John Mayer
– The Search For Everything 2xLP+MP3 (Columbia)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In his first release since
Paradise Valley back in 2013, The Search For Everything (rolled out in a series of four “Waves”) sees John Mayer come back strong with several nods to his roots.
>Mortician
– Darkest Day Of Horror [2002] LP (Hell’s Headbangers)
Mortician's 2002 album is available for the first time on vinyl. Heinous horror-lords Mortician reanimate the golden age of low-budget splatter here, hammering home gruesome anti-music.
Darkest Day Of Horror is pure sonic zombification as terror-filled atmospheres, hyperspeed rhythms, subterranean blower bass and Neanderthal-like vocals annihilate with no concern for subtlety or musical nuance.
>Mountaineer
– Sirens & Slumber LP (Lifeforce)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. “Cranking up the level of melancholy to 11, we have Bay Area’s Mountaineer and their debut full-length release
Sirens & Slumber. The band, formed by ex-Secrets of the Sky’s guitarist Clayton Bartholomew, continues to further develop their highly atmospheric sound by moving into Katatonia-esque territories. Delivering nine brilliant tracks, this is definitely one of the releases to get in 2017 if you are a fan of deeply melancholic music. Opening with the lush dreaminess of ‘Foam,’ the band sets a very ethereal mood, while following track ‘Coma Fever’ leads with ripping doom riffs and the contrasting vocals of Miguel Meza. The album continues with this lively pace on tracks like ‘Measured Breaths’ and ‘Womb,’ wrapping a ton of atmosphere around heavy doomy riffs.” – Infernal Masquerade
>Roberto Nicolosi
– L’Occhio Nel Labirinto [1972] LP (Four Files)
First ever official release for this unbelievable giallo score by Roberto Nicolosi, composed for the experimental thriller by Mario Caiano in 1972. Previously issued on the Fontana label in 1973 with the title
Atmosfera, this is certainly one of most sought-after Italian jazz LPs.
>Chris Potter
– The Dreamer Is The Dream LP (ECM)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. For his third ECM release as a leader, Chris Potter presents a new acoustic quartet that naturally blends melodic rhapsody with rhythmic muscle. The group includes superlative musicians well known to followers of ECM’s many recordings from New York over the past decade: keyboardist David Virelles, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore, who each shine in addition to the leader on multiple horns.

>Hugo Race/Michelangelo Russo
– John Lee Hooker’s World Today LP+MP3 (Rough Velvet)
New collaboration between ex-Wreckery/Bad Seeds member Hugo Race and Italian artist/musician Michelangelo Russo, recorded in Berlin paying tribute to John Lee Hooker, delivered with an avant-garde/blues/electronic/ambient twist.

>serpentwithfeet
– Blisters LP (Tri Angle)
Given that he credits both Brandy and Bjork as inspirations, it's not surprising that serpentwithfeet treads a fine line between emotive gospel and more left-of-center stylings. With his own gloriously outré personal style and penchant for the dramatic, it also makes sense that the music Josiah Wise makes would be so remarkably unclassifiable.

>Sia
– Some People Have Real Problems [2008] 2xLP (Monkey Puzzle/Hear Music)
First-time vinyl edition of the fourth studio album by the Australian singer.

>Sóley
- Endless Summer LP+MP3 (Morr Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Endless Summer sees the acclaimed musician from Iceland explore the more optimistic, sun-drenched corners of her songwriting. Comprised of eight songs, it is an album that’s grounded in fertile wisdom. Not just an ethereal dream of love and light, but a subtle, accumulative wisdom, a conscious choice to cling to vitality. One might say that one of Sóley’s signatures is the childlike wonder in her lyrics, and Endless Summer delivers the same wonder, but with a kind of reverence for it, for she’s no longer a wanderer in a nightmare, but an enchanted lover of mystery.
>Sparks
– No. 1 In Heaven [Reissue/1979] LP+CD (Repertoire)
Sparks – Terminal Jive [Reissue/1980] LP+CD (Repertoire)
Sparks – Angst In My Pants [Reissue/1982] LP+CD (Repertoire)
Limited 180gm color vinyl reissues. Brothers Ron and Russell Mael from Los Angeles, USA have been making diverse music since 1969 under various incarnations of Sparks. In 1979 they ditched the guitars and keyboards of glam geek rock and started working with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, beginning a love affair with electronic music.

>Becca Stevens
– Regina LP (Ground Up Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “Stevens is a Brooklyn-based jazz composer with a background in Appalachian folk and classical guitar, and she stitches that eclectic background together with alarming precision. That's to say nothing of a voice that tangles beauty with terror in a way that would give Shakespeare the shivers. ‘Queen Mab’ is the first single from Stevens' new record
Regina and she lifts the lyrics directly from the Shakespearean speech it is named after. Her musical treatment has all the ephemeral qualities a poem about a nymph of dreams should evoke. But rather than float into overly dainty territory, Stevens drops down into a grimy beat... then presses notes against each other--notes that feel like they want to soar, but are stuck in the sort of crunchy jazz chords that grasshopper wings might make if they tried to flutter under water. It all swells into a vocal round of Shakespearean verse that is as intoxicating and disorienting as the presence of Queen Mab herself. -- NPR, Songs We Love
>The Strollers
– Tough Hits LP (Low Impact)
Formed in 1992 The Strollers quickly made a reputation of being one of the wildest and hardest garage rock acts in Scandinavia. They started playing small clubs in Örebro (Sweden) and soon they went to do festivals and toured most parts of Europe. But the wild living and internal fights took its toll and in 2001 the story was over. Or so everyone thought... The Strollers had a brief reunion in 2006. Now, many years later, the original lineup crawls back up from the grave. After a much-appreciated appearance at garage rock legend Jens Lindberg's (The Maharajas) 50th birthday party the band has now decided to reform.

>Harry Taussig & Max Ochs
– The Music Of Harry Taussig & Max Ochs LP (Tompkins Square)
Album commemorating the 50
th Anniversary of Contemporary Guitar Spring '67 LP on Takoma Records, which featured Max Ochs, Harry Taussig, John Fahey, Bukka White and Robbie Basho.
>Ron Thal
– The Adventures Of Bumblefoot (And Other Tales Of Woe) [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Shrapnel)
Guitar Wizard Ron ''Bumblefoot'' Thal has been prolifically shredding for more than two decades. In a career that has brought his six-string prowess to millions, both as a solo artist and a longtime member of Guns N' Roses, it was his first two Shrapnel Records era releases, when he was still known simply as Ron Thal, that quickly solidified his epic status. Now comes the first-ever vinyl release of the debut album
The Adventures Of Bumblefoot, along with a newly remixed and remastered version of his second album Hermit on CD and vinyl.
>Umphrey’s McGee
– ZONKEY LP (Nothing Too Fancy Music)
Released last November on CD – now available on vinyl. Umphrey's McGee has been arranging and performing original mashups live for over eight years. It was only a matter of when, not if, some of those innovative concoctions would find their way into a studio. And that when has arrived.
ZONKEY is an album of 12 unique mashups, conceived, arranged and executed by the band. It is as seamless as it bizarre, playful as it is razor sharp. Bits and pieces of classic songs are culled from 40+ years of popular music from ‘70s reggae to ‘80s pop to ‘90s metal and everywhere in between. From Radiohead mashed with Beck, The Weekend with Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads with Bob Marley, Metallica with Gorillaz... nothing is off limits. “ZONKEY clearly pays homage to some of our favorite artists and songs. While we've tried to reproduce the spirit of the original compositions and recordings, we've also tried to have some fun with the structure as we've often combined seemingly dissimilar musical elements to create a new vibe altogether,” notes keyboardist Joel Cummins.
>Underworld
– Beaucoup Fish [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (UMe)
Following the success of the single “Born Slippy (NUXX)” from its use in the film
Trainspotting, Beaucoup Fish was Underworld's most anticipated release. It spawned several successful singles, including “Moaner.” “Push Upstairs” and “Jumbo” were both hits on the dance charts and in clubs. Beaucoup Fish was well-received critically (one review calling it “electronica's The Dark Side Of The Moon) and remains Underworld's most successful album.
>Melvin VanPeebles
– Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song [Reissue/1971] LP (Fantasy)
Performed by a then-unknown Earth Wind & Fire with contributions by Van Peebles, who also composed the soundtrack, the music is funky, slippery, gritty, and soulful. Featuring a combination of hymn-based vocalization and jazz rhythms, Van Peebles created a sound that foreshadowed the use of sampling in hip-hop music and captured the spirit of the time. Consistently hailed as a landmark, genre-defining album, MOJO Magazine recently rated Van Peebles' eclectic, grooving opus #32 on their top 1000 Soundtracks of all time. This brand new vinyl edition features new in-depth liner notes.

>Various Artists
– Afrosonique, Vol. 1 LP (African Seven)
The ideal installment of a series of compilations bridging African tracks from the'70s and '80s with the most talented artists of today into a remix and re-edit series. Compiled by veteran UK producer Tony Thorpe (Moody Boyz, KLF), one of the most important figures of the UK dance underground movement, the album brings together a rich ensemble of producers and artists from different genres and music scenes. From Warp's long-time signee Plaid, DJ Food, top DJs John Talabot & Pional to broken beat legend IG Culture, the compilation promises to bring a modern twist to Africa's most iconic tunes.

>Various Artists
– Rough Guide To Rare Cuban Groove LP+MP3 (World Music Network)
Quite a few compilations have mined the rich reserves of 1960s and 1970s post-revolution music from Cuba, with several concentrating on the areas of funk, jazz, disco and rare groove in general. Others have dug deep into the vaults in Miami, where a young generation of children of Cuban exiles created an exciting stew of rock, funk and Cuban styles. This collection aims to be different and digs deeper, serving as a rough guide to Cuban-flavored rarities made outside of the island in the post-Castro diaspora, by a mix of Cuban and non-Cuban musicians from yesteryear and today.

>Suzanne Vega
– Solitude Standing [Reissue/1987] LP (A&M)
Solitude Standing is the critically acclaimed sophomore album from Suzanne Vega. Released in 1987, it was a story of songs in which some of them had been written as far back as 1978. Singles like “Tom's Diner” and “Luka” were major hits.
>Violence To Fade
– Unstoppable Force LP (Triple B)
Taking pointers from the reverb drenched sound of the late ‘80s NYHC scene, Violence To Fade bring to mind the classic styles of Killing Time, Rest In Pieces, and Sick Of It All.

>Dinah Washington
– At Newport ’58 LP (Vinyl Passion)
Dinah Washington skirted the boundaries of blues, jazz and popular music, becoming the most treasured black female recording artist of the '50s along the way. This excellent recording from the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island finds Dinah in fine form flanked by the likes of Blue Mitchell (trumpet), Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone), Terry Gibbs (vibraphone), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul West (bass) and Max Roach (drums).

>Watsonian Institute
– Master Funk [Reissue/1978] LP (Culture Factory)
Deluxe red vinyl LP pressing with original label, printed inner sleeve, gatefold cardboard jacket with album sticker. 1978 album from the outfit best known as the backing band for Johnny Guitar Watson. The album was produced and arranged by Watson so that funky groove that you would expect is very evident on this album.

>West Coast Experimental Pop Band
– Vol. 3: A Child's Guide To Good & Evil [Reissue/1968] LP (Jackpot)
Released in July 1968 on Reprise Records,
Vol.3: A Child's Guide To Good & Evil is considered to be the band's most accomplished work and a masterpiece of the psychedelic genre. Released just nine months after Vol. 2, the band explores their incredibly creative psychedelic pop song writing with an accomplished mastery of studio techniques.
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>The Caretaker – Everywhere At The End Of Time – Stage 2 LP (History Always Favors The Winners)
Everywhere at the end of time' is a new and finite series exploring dementia, its advance and its totality. Featuring the sounds from the journey The Caretaker as artist will make after being artistically diagnosed as having early onset dementia. Each stage will reveal new points of progression, loss and disintegration. Progressively falling further and further towards the abyss of complete memory loss and nothingness. Viewing dementia as a series of stages can be a useful way to understand the illness, but it is important to realize that this only provides a rough guide to the progress of the condition.
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>Angelo Badalamenti – Blue Velvet [Reissue/1986] LP (Varese Sarabande)
For the first time in 30 years, the haunting soundtrack to David Lynch's masterpiece
Blue Velvet is back in-print on vinyl. The first of many collaborations between the director and composer Angelo Badalamenti, Blue Velvet's evocative score is juxtaposed with Lynch's use of early pop tunes, creating an unsettling effect that complemented the movie perfectly. You'll also find the first musical collaboration between Lynch, Badalamenti and Julee Cruise here.
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>Helium
– The Dirt Of Luck [Reissue/1995] LP+MP3 (Matador)
– The Magic City/No Guitars [Reissue/1997] 2xLP+MP3 (Matador)
– Ends With And 2xLP+MP3 (Matador)
Led by Mary Timony (Ex Hex, Wild Flag, Autoclave), Helium was one of the most important rock bands of the ‘90s, and finally their influential output is being released on vinyl after a decade of being out of print courtesy of Matador Records. In addition to the reissues of breakthrough 1995 debut
The Dirt Of Luck and revered 1997 swan song The Magic City (bundled on a double-LP with the No Guitars EP), Helium release a brand new collection of rarities, B-sides, and unreleased demos on a 19-track double LP entitled Ends With And.
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>Kurt Vile
– Square Shells [Reissue/2010] 12”+MP3 (Matador)
– So Outta Reach [Reissue/2011] 12”+MP3 (Matador)
Limited edition color vinyl reissues of a pair of Kurt Vile 12”s.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Alvaro
– Live In Brussels LP (Feeding Tube)
“Playing piano (and a little nose flute), Alvaro sings through a great program of faves (‘Valaparaiso,' 'Mum's Milk,' 'She's So Pretty,' etc.) like the Bizzaro World cabaret star he has been since
Drinkin My Own Sperm was released back in '77. Playing in front of roomful of blasted Belgian artists (you can easily hear Dennis Tyfus singing and choking along to the proceedings) Alvaro sounds relaxed, assured and brilliant. For all of its inherent strangeness, this is music you could play for your mom without scaring the curlers out of her wig. The tunes are humane and funny and beautiful. His between-songs raps are revelatory. Just pour yourself a cocktail, sit back in a comfortable chair, and be prepared to have a beautiful goddamn day.” – Byron Coley
>Gene Ammons
– The Soulful Moods Of Gene Ammons [Reissue/1963] LP (Analogue Productions)
Audiophile 200gm vinyl repress. “One of the best efforts from Ammons' extensive catalog. A fat, warm, rich sax tone — you know, the one you immediately identify as Jug — is on display in all its glory on this great Moodsville release. Feeling tired and stressed out? Give Uncle Gene a spin. Besides perfect pitch, Ammons' other special gift was a melodic sense that allowed him to effectively convey feelings at slow tempos. Here is a great jazz ballad player given full scope to spin his charms." — Stereophile, February 1995

>Amon Amarth
– The Crusher [Reissue/2001] LP (Metal Blade)
Amon Amarth – Versus The World [Reissue/2002] LP (Metal Blade)
180gm vinyl reissues. Formed amid the fertile Swedish metal scene in the mid ‘90s, these dedicated diehards brought a new sense of drama and destruction to the world of heavy music, propagating tales of Viking mythology and mortal combat over a devastating soundtrack of crushing rhythms, refined melody and rousing, rebellious refrains.

>Ampütator
- Deathcult Barbaric Hell LP (Greyhaze)
Floridian black/war metal.

>Angelo Badalamenti
– Blue Velvet [Reissue/1986] LP (Varese Sarabande)
For the first time in 30 years, the haunting soundtrack to David Lynch's masterpiece
Blue Velvet is back in-print on vinyl. The first of many collaborations between the director and composer Angelo Badalamenti, Blue Velvet's evocative score is juxtaposed with Lynch's use of early pop tunes, creating an unsettling effect that complemented the movie perfectly. You'll also find the first musical collaboration between Lynch, Badalamenti and Julee Cruise here.
>Autopsy
– The Tomb Within [Reissue/2010] 12” (Peaceville)
Autopsy triumphantly and officially returned from the grave after a 15-year hiatus with the 2010 EP
The Tomb Within. Featuring the original trio of Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles and Eric Cutler joined by Joe Trevisano on bass, The Tomb Within consists of five tunes of ultimate gore and depravity, and features cover art by renowned fantasy/horror artist Matt Cavotta.
>Basecamp
– In Stone LP (Owsla)
Genre-bending Nashville electronic trio Basecamp release a new EP. The new release builds on their previous breakout
Greater Than EP, which beautifully showcased their signature blend of lo-fi electronic and R&B. In Stone is a collection of intricately produced tracks featuring brooding vocals enveloped by an air of undeniable seduction.
>Basement
– Promise Everything [Deluxe Edition] LP+MP3 (Fueled By Ramen)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. This deluxe reissue of Basement's critically adored album includes remixed/remastered versions of the original release's ten songs and four bonus tracks: a cover of The Cardigan's “My Favourite Game,” acoustic versions of “Aquasun,” “Blinded Bye,” and the acoustic track “Cloud,” which originally appeared on a limited run 7”. Limited color vinyl pressing.

>Blood Feast
– The Future State Of Wicked LP (Hell’s Headbangers)
At long last, Blood Feast is reborn into the metal underground with the release of their highly anticipated third full-length album. Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.

>Blown Out
– Superior Venus LP+MP3 (Riot Season)
Blown Out return with two long, head-expanding psych outs.

>Box Car Racer
– Box Car Racer [Reissue/2002] LP (Geffen)
Reissued on vinyl to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Box Car Racer's first and only album to date. Essentially a side project from Blink 182 members Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker with David Kennedy (guitarist of Angels & Airwaves) completing the band's studio lineup, their eponymous 2002 debut was a conceptual effort about the end of the world and was inspired by post-hardcore influences like Jawbox, Quicksand, Fugazi and Refused.

>Camp Lo
– On The Way Uptown LP (Persia)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. From late 1994 to early 1996, the members of Camp Lo worked with producer Ski on a series of demos in Ski's home studios in the Bronx and Harlem. These cassette demos were the foundation for the group's debut album, as well as a collection of slick tracks that never made it to the public. Found in a basement nearly twenty years after they were recorded, these demos show Camp Lo at their finest, and represent that true 1990s hip-hop flavor.

>The Caretaker
– Everywhere At The End Of Time – Stage 2 LP (History Always Favors The Winners)
Everywhere at the end of time' is a new and finite series exploring dementia, its advance and its totality. Featuring the sounds from the journey The Caretaker as artist will make after being artistically diagnosed as having early onset dementia. Each stage will reveal new points of progression, loss and disintegration. Progressively falling further and further towards the abyss of complete memory loss and nothingness. Viewing dementia as a series of stages can be a useful way to understand the illness, but it is important to realize that this only provides a rough guide to the progress of the condition.

>Rosanne Cash
– Black Cadillac [2006] LP (Capitol)
Rosanne Cash's Grammy-nominated 2006 album,
Black Cadillac, served as the most acclaimed release of her career up to that point. In four-star reviews, Rolling Stone called it “Rosanne Cash's best and darkest” and Newsweek honored the album as “not just the best album she's made in a long time. This is her best album ever.” Appearing on vinyl for the first time, this standard weight pressing is being reissued in celebration of Capitol Records' 75th anniversary.
>Childish Gambino
– Awaken, My Love! 2xLP (Glassnote)
Released last December on CD – now available on vinyl. As Childish Gambino once again sheds his skin,
Awaken, My Love! is a sonic evolution. It has been described as R&B meets Pink Floyd, by one journalist while others have cited an amalgam of rock, funk, and soul influences. It is a groundbreaking next step following the genre blending STN MTN / Kauai mixtape and the twice-Grammy nominated rap album, because the internet.
>Control Freaks
– Mindless Entertainment LP/Cassette (Slovenly)
This is snot-caked Bay Area slime by abusive maniacs with the teen-beat on lockdown, and they will C.O.N.T.R.O.L. your last remaining brain cells.
Mindless Entertainment has all the obnoxious pop you can handle.
>Crimpshrine
– Duct Tape Soup [Reissue/1992] LP (Numero)
Crimpshrine – The Sound Of A New World Being Born [Reissue/1998] LP (Numero)
Before Green Day, Operation Ivy, and Lookout Records put the East Bay's burgeoning punk scene on the map, a trio of Berkeley kids were reinventing the genre with music that was melodic but full of feedback, and a singer who sounded like he gargled glass. Crimpshrine's debut EP was Lookout's fourth release, followed by an album, a second EP, and a slew of split singles and compilation tracks before the band imploded in 1989 after a ridiculous two-and-a-half-month tour in a Ford Pinto hatchback.

>Dire Wolves
– Oceans Of Green LP (Feeding Tube)
The music on
Ocean Of Green is full of pointillistic stonerist movement, but the individual elements hold together well enough that anyone who enjoys a single moment will soon find themselves pulled into the music's midst. There are no sharp edges here. The Dire Wolves' sound is as welcoming as any band that has ever been heard.
>DS-13
- Vad Vet Vi Om Kriget? [Reissue/1999] LP (Derranged)
Vinyl repress of DS-13's debut album from 1999, remastered and featuring new artwork. For the uninitiated, DS-13 were/are from Umea, Sweden and played/play raging hardcore.

>Erik Nervous
– Ice Cream b/w Children Stabbing Things 7” (Total Punk)
A fast paced bouncy minute and a half ode to stabbing someone in the face with an ice cream cone. Erik keeps the stabby theme up on the B-side with the jerky neck injury inducing hit “Children Stabbing Things.” Two songs, both about stabbing, both 100% Total Punk.

>Erra
– Drift 2xLP (Sumerian)
The progressive metalcore band originating in Birmingham, AL, adopted their name from Akkadian mythology, where Erra is the god of mayhem. Limited edition transparent blue color vinyl pressing.

>Fink
– Sunday Night Blues Club Vol. 1 LP (R’coup’d)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fink is an artist who fails to sit in genre. His career has spanned a creative output of albums that have touched on, and been informed by, everything from soul and acid house to more orchestral expressions, like “Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us” as used in the
Selma soundtrack. His latest album once again shifts gear and arrives as a modern blues volume inspired by his love of artists like John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, and Chuck Berry, and was recorded in one day at his Berlin studio and co-produced with Flood (U2, PJ Harvey, Warpaint).
>Samantha Fish
– Chills & Fever LP (Ruf)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On
Chills & Fever Samantha enlisted members of the punk blues band The Detroit Cobras along with producer Bobby Harlow (The GO/ Jack White) to record a futuristic set of songs and a chilling walk through memory lane. Samantha's soulful sultry voice and hot rod guitar slinging is layered against a poly rhythmic horn entrenched background all mixed and mastered by Jim Kissling (The Crystal Method, Fat Boy Slim).
>Grand Funk Railroad
– We’re An American Band [Reissue/1973] LP (Capitol)
Todd Rundgren produced
We’re An American Band, Grand Funk Railroad’s first with their new shorter name. The band sounds more focused and their playing is sonically sharper than their preceding releases. The title track went on to become a Gold selling #1 hit that detailed life on the road and eventually gained status as one of the most annoying songs ever recorded. This standard weight vinyl has been reissued in celebration of Capitol Records' 75th anniversary.
>Helium
– The Dirt Of Luck [Reissue/1995] LP+MP3 (Matador)
Helium – The Magic City/No Guitars [Reissue/1997] 2xLP+MP3 (Matador)
Helium – Ends With And 2xLP+MP3 (Matador)
Led by Mary Timony (Ex Hex, Wild Flag, Autoclave), Helium was one of the most important rock bands of the ‘90s, and finally their influential output is being released on vinyl after a decade of being out of print courtesy of Matador Records. In addition to the reissues of breakthrough 1995 debut
The Dirt Of Luck and revered 1997 swan song The Magic City (bundled on a double-LP with the No Guitars EP), Helium release a brand new collection of rarities, B-sides, and unreleased demos on a 19-track double LP entitled Ends With And.
>Lightnin’ Hopkins
– Lightnin’ (The Blues Of Lightnin’ Hopkins) [Reissue/1960] LP (Analogue Productions)
Audiophile 200gm vinyl repress. “Recorded for Prestige's Bluesville subsidiary in 1960,
Lightnin' is among the rewarding acoustic dates Lightnin' Hopkins delivered in the early '60s. The session has an informal, relaxed quality, and this approach serves a 48-year-old Hopkins impressively well on both originals like ‘Thinkin' 'Bout An Old Friend’ and the familiar ‘Katie Mae’ and enjoyable interpretations of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee's ‘Back To New Orleans’ and Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup's ‘Mean Old Frisco.’ Hopkins' only accompaniment consists of bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Belton Evans, both of whom play in an understated fashion and do their part to make this intimate setting successful. From the remorseful ‘Come Back Baby’ to more lighthearted, fun numbers like ‘You Better Watch Yourself’ and ‘Automobile Blues,’ Lightnin' is a lot like being in a small club with Hopkins as he shares his experiences, insights and humor with you.” — All Music Guide
>Iron Maiden
– The Complete Albums Collection 1990-2015 3xLP (Sanctuary)
Read the fine print: What you are getting is
a box sized to house all 12 albums Iron Maiden released between 1990-2015. It only contains the first two albums of the reissue campaign: 1990’s No Prayer For The Dying 1992’s Fear Of The Dark, each of which are also sold separately. An additional spot is left open for their latest album, The Book Of Souls.
>Iron Maiden
– No Prayer For The Dying [Reissue/1990] 2xLP (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Fear Of The Dark [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – The X Factor [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Virtual XI [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Sanctuary)
Unlike the '80s reissues which were cut from the original analogue master tapes, the vinyl audio for this reissue campaign of their ‘90s catalog has been cut from the high-resolution remasters of 2015 when the Maiden catalogue was digitally upgraded.

>Jee Jee Band
– Holy Yolk LP (Feeding Tube)
Holy Yolk is a unique balancing act between aesthetic poles. On one hand, there is the somewhat unhinged K-Pop snack-attack that marked the duo's earliest recordings. On the other, there are the tracks that offer something more like a twisted take on Pioneer Valley bedroom creationism.

>JX Riders
– Hiccup 12” (Cherrytree)
In 2016, Grammy Award winning songwriter, producer, remixer and DJ Dave Audé and Grammy nominated songwriter, musician, producer and label head Martin Kierszenbaum decided to start a duo called JX Riders to create original dance music. They chose the name in homage to the first synth they both ever had, the first MIDI-equipped keyboard, the Roland JX-3P. In September 2016, JX Riders hit no. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart with their debut single “Sweet Dreams.”

>The Knack
– Get The Knack [Reissue/1979] LP (Capitol)
Originally released in 1979,
Get The Knack went gold in 13 days and eventually sold five million copies, making it one of the most successful debuts in history. It included the massive hits “My Sharona” and “Good Girls Don't.” This standard weight vinyl is being reissued in celebration of Capitol Records' 75th anniversary.
>Arto Lindsay
- Cuidado Madame LP (Northern Spy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “There is no mistaking that this is Arto Lindsay. His easygoing, Michael Franks vocal expression, Brazilian percussion, tactfully deployed synths and avant-garde twists headlined by that spiky, atonal guitar of his…it’s a formula that’s been his signature since his time in the Ambitious Lovers, an ‘80s duo he formed with keyboardist Peter Scherer. And if there was no more to
Cuidado Madame than that, this would still qualify as a fine album.” – Something Else!
>Louisiana Red
– Sweet Blood Call [Reissue/1975] LP (Fat Possum)
Louisiana Red recorded numerous songs throughout the 1960s, though he might be best known for his Billboard singles hit “I'm Too Poor To Die” in 1964. His
Louisiana Red Sings The Blues album released in 1972 on a ATCO Records subsidiary didn't sell well, and Red was subsequently dropped by the label. After the death of his beloved first wife from cancer, Red recorded two highly-regarded acoustic albums for Blue Labor Records (commandeered by Kent Cooper and jazz arranger/composer Heiner Stadler), 1975's Sweet Blood Call and 1976's Dead Stray Dog, both receiving widespread critical acclaim for their introspective and intimate performances.
>MC Hammer
– Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em [Reissue/1990] LP (Capitol)
Still the biggest-selling rap album of all time at ten million copies,
Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em proved that rap music was no longer just a specialty niche genre, but had the crossover potential to be a commercial juggernaut. It also launched the worldwide massive hit “Can't Touch This.” This standard weight vinyl is being reissued in celebration of Capitol Records' 75th anniversary.
>Nathaniel Rateliff
– In Memory Of Loss [2010] 2xLP (Rounder)
Before Nathaniel Rateliff was topping charts around the world with his hit song, “S.O.B.,” he was a solo singer-songwriter, who made his debut with 2010's
In Memory Of Loss. With deeply personal and introspective lyrics, critics drew comparisons to early Bob Dylan and drew high praise from The Telegraph (UK) who called it “highly promising.”
>Linda Ronstadt
– Heart Like A Wheel [Reissue/1974] LP (Capitol)
Ronstadt came into her own on this mix of oldies and contemporary classics. Backed by a fleet of all-star musicians, including Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Tim Schmit, Peter Asher and Emmylou Harris, she performs songs written by Paul Anka, JD Souther, Phil Everly and James Taylor. This standard weight vinyl is being reissued in celebration of Capitol Records' 75th anniversary.

>Rusalnaia
– Time Takes Away LP (Feeding Tube)
Time Takes Away shares elements with its predecessor (2007’s eponymous
Rusalnaia) in terms of song construction, vocal overlay and general mystery action, but certain tunes manifest a bit more of psychedelic rock aspect, bespeaking antecedents such as the Trees. A classic slab of UK folk invention.
>State Champs
– Around The World And Back LP+DVD (Pure Noise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fresh off the heels of touring Australia with 5 Seconds Of Summer, State Champs release their sophomore record. The 5-piece continues to play captivating and addictive pop-rock. Includes a DVD featuring two new studio tracks, two live tracks and two acoustic tracks.

>Tedeschi Trucks Band
– Live From The Fox Oakland 3xLP+MP3 (Fantasy/Concord)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In September of 2016, Tedeschi Trucks Band set out for the West Coast to make a live album. After 10 shows, there was no shortage of great music to choose from, but for everyone on the tour, one night stood out from the rest: September 9
th at the Fox Theatre in Oakland. Live From The Fox Oakland is a live double album that David Fricke calls “a new peak in the continuing story of a great American rock & roll family band.” 180gm pressing with download.
>Tehom
– The Merciless Light LP (Blood Harvest)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Merciless Swedish death metal, blackened in a most barbaric manner.

>Kurt Vile
– Square Shells [Reissue/2010] 12”+MP3 (Matador)
Kurt Vile – So Outta Reach [Reissue/2011] 12”+MP3 (Matador)
Limited edition color vinyl reissues of a pair of Kurt Vile 12”s.

>Voïvod
‎– Rrröööaaarrr [Reissue/1986] LP (Noise/BMG)
Voïvod ‎– Killing Technology [Reissue/1987] LP (Noise/BMG)
Voïvod ‎– Dimension Hatröss [Reissue/1988] LP (Noise/BMG)
Voïvod is a heavy metal band from Quebec that originally formed in 1982 and became one of the first Canadian thrash acts to receive international acclaim. They began as a speed metal band, while adding a mix of progressive and thrash metal to create their own unique style. 180gm remastered vinyl reissues of their trio of classic studio albums released on the Noise Records label are now available.
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>Massive Attack – Mezzanine [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Virgin)
180gm vinyl reissue. After a long hiatus, Massive Attack returned in 1998 with
Mezzanine, a record announcing not only that the group was back, but that they can create a masterpiece as good as their debut. Here Massive Attack recruit a live band, while maintaining their trademark downtempo sound.
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>David Bowie/Trevor Jones – Labyrinth [Reissue/1986] LP (Capitol)
New remastered vinyl reissue of the soundtrack to the Jim Henson film featuring David Bowie, returning to vinyl for the first time since its original 1986 release.
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>Gas – Narkopop 3xLP+CD (Kompakt)
Triple-LP hardcover edition including a copy on CD and a 24-page booklet. From wafts of dense symphonic mist emerges a floating and whirling feeling of weightlessness, before the listener steps into an eerily beautiful forest of fantasy, pulled in by the allure of a narcotic bass drum. While earlier Gas tracks were often based on the hypnotic effects of looping techniques, the ten new pieces on
Narkopop unfold their magic in a more entwined manner, sometimes with the sonic might of an entire philharmonic orchestra, at times subtle and fragile.
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>Panic! At The Disco – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out [Reissue/2005] LP (Fueled By Ramen)
Vinyl reissue of the double platinum Vaudeville-meets-pop-punk full-length debut from the Las Vegas, NV pop/punk band.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>All Hell
– The Grave Alchemist LP (Prostethic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Twelve driving, raucous blackened thrash songs.

>Sheldon Allman
– Folk Songs For The 21st Century [Reissue/1960] LP (Modern Harmonic)
A time capsule of atomic-age country, radioactive rockabilly, and other-wordly melodies. Sheldon Allman (the singing voice of Mr. Ed) brings you this long-out-of-print bunker full of plutonium-charged songs about space and destruction. Limited color vinyl pressing.

>All That Remains
– Madness 2xLP (Razor & Tie)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Madness is the eighth studio album by All That Remains and it was produced by Grammy award winning Howard Benson (Halestorm, In Flames, Chris Cornell) and co-produced by Mike Plotnikoff. This album is full of undeniable hooks, incisive riffs, electronic samples and a variety of vocal styles. Integrating personal experiences, political rants and controversial commentary with music that s just as confrontational, Madness is an unapologetic showcase of honesty and ingenuity. All That Remains have created 50 minutes of attitude-laden music with a combination of rock, metal, ballads, and a cover of “Thunder Rolls” by Garth Brooks. “We really wanted this record to be different,” said vocalist Phil Labonte, explaining the inclusion of electronic samples and the dramatic juxtaposition between roaring chaos and accessible craftsmanship. “We wanted to really push ourselves and push the boundaries of what we’re allowed to do.”
>Between The Buried & Me
– Coma Ecliptic Live 2xLP (Metal Blade)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Between The Buried & Me performed their 2015
Coma Ecliptic in its entirety live on October 4, 2016 at The Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA.
>David Bowie/Trevor Jones
– Labyrinth [Reissue/1986] LP (Capitol)
New remastered vinyl reissue of the soundtrack to the Jim Henson film featuring David Bowie, returning to vinyl for the first time since its original 1986 release.

>Candlemass
– Nightfall [Reissue/1987] LP (Peaceville)
Marking 30 years since its original release comes one of the all-time classic metal albums on collector's picture disc vinyl.

>Cirith Ungol
– King Of The Dead [Reissue/1984] LP (Metal Blade)
180gm vinyl reissue of the California heavy metal band’s second album.

>Miles Davis
– Conception [Reissue/1970] LP+MP3 (Cornbread)
Following the 1949 and 1950 recordings compiled on
Birth Of The Cool, which created the sub-genre of cool jazz, Miles Davis had already moved onto the next thing, because that's what an innovator does. By 1951 he was recording hard bop of the highest order on a variety of formats, including 10" and 7". This LP compiles a number of those recordings, and the fact that the entire record was recorded on one day, October 5, 1951, would be surprising if it weren't the one and only Miles Davis. 180gm.
>Dennis The Fox
– Mother Trucker [Reissue/1975] LP (Modern Harmonic)
Dennis Caldirola – aka Dennis The Fox – recorded and self-released his
Mother Trucker album as a demo in Seattle, WA in the early 1970s. It's a demo – one made to attract attention at major record labels – so the sound runs the gamut from hard rock to country rock, from soulful ballads to beat heavy funk. Limited yellow color vinyl pressing.
>Donovan
– Barabajagal [Reissue/1968] LP (Sundazed)
In addition to being one of Donovan's edgiest and most ambitious releases, 1968's
Barabajagal was the most commercially successful album of his career. With instrumental backup by the Jeff Beck Group (including Rod Stewart and Ron Wood) on several tracks, as well as an all-star cast that includes Madeline Bell, Aynsley Dunbar, Lesley Duncan, Nicky Hopkins, John Paul Jones, Graham Nash and legendary British session guitarist Big Jim Sullivan, Barabajagal features an imaginative array of sounds that showcase some of Donovan's most adventurous compositions.
>Eaters
– Eaters LP (Dull Tools)
Eaters marries rich pulsing electronics, driving beats, and guitar pyrotechnics. It is literal and figurative “art-rock” An exploration of light, shadow, expansion, and transformation. It speaks to the vulnerability and resilience of the human spirit in the modern age.
>Flying
– Marilyn [Reissue/1985] 12” (Dark Entries)
Flying was the Italo Disco project of Marzio Benelli and Andrea Venturoli from Firenze, Italy.

>The Garden
– U Want The Scoop? 12”+MP3 (Epitaph)
Representing a youthful California punk scene with their dirty, raw and immediate two-piece bass and drum attack, the Rob Schnapf (Joyce Manor, Elliott Smith, Beck) produced
U Want The Scoop? which follows the band's 2015 album Haha.
>Joe Garrasco & M.M.
‎– Action [Reissue/1986] 12” (Dark Entries)
Expanded vinyl reissue of a four-song EP of songs by the Italo Disco duo.

>Gas
– Narkopop 3xLP+CD (Kompakt)
Triple-LP hardcover edition including a copy on CD and a 24-page booklet. From wafts of dense symphonic mist emerges a floating and whirling feeling of weightlessness, before the listener steps into an eerily beautiful forest of fantasy, pulled in by the allure of a narcotic bass drum. While earlier Gas tracks were often based on the hypnotic effects of looping techniques, the ten new pieces on
Narkopop unfold their magic in a more entwined manner, sometimes with the sonic might of an entire philharmonic orchestra, at times subtle and fragile.
>Gnarwhal
– Crucial LP (Exploding In Sound)
Gnarwhal occupy a unique sonic space of warped punk, operating somewhere between the ballistic force and twisted scuzz of Lightning Bolt, Tera Melos, Hella or The Locust (albeit with a sense of patience).
Crucial is punk for the forward thinking audience, an avalanche of brutal pop songs buried under the rubble.
>God Dethroned
– The World’s Ablaze LP (Metal Blade)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Dutch death metal masters God Dethroned make their long-awaited return with new album
The World Ablaze. The ten-track beast serves as the third (and final) part of God Dethroned's World War I trilogy.
>Happyness
– Write In LP (Bar/None)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Happyness' piano driven sophomore effort draws inspiration from unlikely muses including Randy Newman, Roxy Music and Brute Force.

>Emmylou Harris
– Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers At The Ryman [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Nonesuch)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Remastered edition of the live album by Emmylou Harris and her then-newly formed acoustic backing band, The Nash Ramblers, recorded April 30
th - May 2nd, 1991 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
>Hobbs Angel Of Death
– Heaven Bled 2xLP (Hells Headbangers)
A 12-track firestorm of thrashing death metal.

>Impetuous Ritual
- Relentless Execution Of Ceremonial Excrescence [Reissue/2009] LP (Blood Harvest)
Australia's Impetuous Ritual are recognized as one of the most demented, insane, and darkest death metal entities in the underground today.

>Incantation
– Decimate Christendom [Reissue/2004] LP (Hells Headbangers)
One of the most important bands ever to merge in the death metal genre, Incantation is often imitated but never equaled.
Decimate Christendom picked up where 2002's Blasphemy left off, while harking back to their doomier past.
>Insane Clown Posse
– Dog Beats [1992] 12”+MP3 (Psychopathic)
First-time vinyl pressing of the 1992 EP by Inner City Posse, later to be known as Insane Clown Posse. It was the first record ever released by Psychopathic Records. 180gm.

>Wanda Jackson
– Rockin’ With Wanda! [Reissue/1962] LP+MP3 (Cornbread)
This compilation is the definitive collection of Wanda Jackson's rocking, rockabilly sides. Featuring her finest singles, including “Fujiyama Mama,” “Mean Mean Man,” and “Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad,” this is Wanda at her lascivious, snarling best. Often referred to as “The Queen Of Rockabilly” if ever there was a need to prove that title for Wanda Jackson, this compilation is Exhibit A. Includes four bonus tracks. 180gm.

>Abel Korzeniowski
- A Single Man: Original Soundtrack [2010] 2xLP (Silva Screen)
Abel Korzeniowski's elegiac, string-lead score to fashion designer Tom Ford's stylish 2009 directing debut appears here on color vinyl. The score beautifully complements the film and is supplemented by additional music from Shigeru Umebayashi. The source music included eclectically ranges from opera to Booker T & The MG's and the soundtrack was nominated for a 2010 Golden Globe Award.

>Lil Ugly Mane
– Mista Thug Isolation [Reissue/2012] 2xLP (Hundebiss)
Mista Thug Isolation became Lil Ugly Mane's breakout album that made him a notable underground hip-hop artist. Members of Odd Future such as Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, and Left Brain helped promote the album and the song “Throw Dem Gunz.”
>M & G
– When I Let You Down [Reissue/1986] 12” (Dark Entries)
M&G was the duo of Maurizio “Sangy” Sangineto and Mirko Galli from Vicenza, Italy. Their basic set up for recording was various Korg synthesizers, Yamaha DX7, Fender piano, Lynn and Oberheim drums.

>Marian Hill
– Act One [2016] 2xLP (Photo Finish)
Futuristic Brooklyn-based pop duo Marian Hill (consisting of production artist Jeremy Lloyd and vocalist Samantha Gongol) – drop an expanded double-LP edition of their acclaimed 2016 debut album
Act One featuring the two new bonus tracks. Known for their jazz-infused electro-pop style, Act One is home to lead single “I Want You” which marries a glitched-up shuffle with swooning, sultry vocals, culminating on a jazzy refrain indicative of their striking signature sound.
>John Martyn
– Inside Out [Reissue/1973] LP (Mercury)
John Martyn – Sunday’s Child [Reissue/1975] LP (Mercury)
180gm vinyl reissues. John Martyn OBE (he was appointed OBE in the 2009 New Year Honours list) was a British singer-songwriter and guitarist.

>Massive Attack
– Mezzanine [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Virgin)
180gm vinyl reissue. After a long hiatus, Massive Attack returned in 1998 with
Mezzanine, a record announcing not only that the group was back, but that they can create a masterpiece as good as their debut. Here Massive Attack recruit a live band, while maintaining their trademark downtempo sound.
>Charles Mingus/Max Roach/Eric Dolphy/Roy Eldridge/Jo Jones
– Newport Rebels [Reissue/1960] LP+MP3 (Cornbread)
Led by Charles Mingus and Max Roach, this 1960 recording was made, in some regard, in protest. Growing increasingly annoyed by the booking policy of the Newport Jazz Festival, which he found to be too conservative and lacking in foresight, Mingus formed this group with such future leaning artists as Eric Dolphy and Max Roach, and the vocalist Abbey Lincoln. Recorded over only two sessions at New York's Nola Penthouse Studios, this Newport Rebels group put together a fine piece of post-bop that, despite its rather bitter beginnings, deserves to be better known. 180gm.

>Gary Moore
– After Hours [Reissue/1992] LP (Virgin)
180gm vinyl reissue of the Northern Irish blues-rock guitarist’s 1992 album.

>Tony Moore
– Tonight [Reissue/1986] 12” (Dark Entries)
Tony More was the Italo disco project of Marzio Benelli and Andrea Venturoli from Firenze, Italy.

>Mouth Of The Architect
– Time And Withering [2004] LP (Translation Loss)
First-time vinyl edition of the Dayton, OH post-metal band’s debut album. Limited color copies also available.

>Negazione
– Negazione (La Nostra Vita) 3xLP+12”+3x7”+Cassette (Contempo)
The complete discography of Italian hardcore veterans Negazione, hailing from Torino, reprinted in this exclusive box set that contains, in perfect replicas of the original editions including inserts, printed inners sleeves, booklets et at.

>Panic! At The Disco
– A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out [Reissue/2005] LP (Fueled By Ramen)
Vinyl reissue of the double platinum Vaudeville-meets-pop-punk full-length debut from the Las Vegas, NV pop/punk band.

>Porcupine Tree
– Coma Divine [Reissue/1997] 3xLP (Kscope)
Recorded over three nights in Rome as part of a promotional tour for the band's 1996 album
Signify, Coma Divine was Porcupine Tree's first ever official live album. This Kscope triple vinyl reissue edition features bonus tracks not included on the original 1997 CD release.
>Prick
– Prick [1995] LP (Nothing/Interscope)
Prick was an American industrial rock band signed to Trent Reznor's Nothing Records imprint. Founded in 1992 in Los Angeles by guitarist and songwriter Kevin McMahon, after his first project Lucky Pierre disbanded. Here McMahon uses the basic production style of industrial metal, but twists it into a mix of Bowie glam rock and Gary Numan new wave that sounds way ahead of its time. Pressed on vinyl for the first time, this is a must for fans looking to dig deeper into industrial music's past.

>Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone Else
– Enjoy The Great Outdoors LP+MP3 (Run For Cover)
With the backing of Everyone Else, Radcliffe's songwriting is at its finest on
Enjoy The Great Outdoors. These ten tracks blend slowed down indie rock with folk and a slight alt-country twang that recalls the slow-brewed sound of The Silver Jews, The Microphones and early Wilco. Limited color vinyl pressing. [CD edition due May 17th. Cassette version due May 26th.]
>Rag’n’Bone Man
– Human LP+MP3 (Sony)
Vinyl edition of the debut album from British singer/songwriter Rory Graham aka Rag'n'Bone Man. “Rory Graham’s debut album is at once modern and classic, fusing blues, hip-hop and vintage sounds with a pop attitude.” -- NME

>Max Roach
– We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite [Reissue/1960] LP+MP3 (Cornbread)
Max Roach's 1960 masterwork
We Insist! is a suite based on the Civil Rights Movement, and involves variations on the theme of the struggle for African Americans to achieve equality in the United States, a struggle that is still all too relevant. Roach began composing with lyricist Oscar Brown Jr. in 1959, with the initial intention of having the suite performed in 1963, on the 100th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation. 180gm.
>Rick Ross
– Rather You Than Me 2xLP+MP3 (Sony)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The rapper’s ninth album features Nas, Young Thug, Future, Meek Mill, Wale, Yo Gotta, Chris Rock, Gucci Mane, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeezy, Dej Loaf, Scrilla, Raphael Saadiq, and Anthony Hamilton.

>Saturn
– Beyond Spectra LP+MP3 (Rise Above)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Swedish metallers return with their sophomore album. “Choosing old mixing tables from the Swedish government controlled public service radio station that embraces that warm, analog feel, Saturn on their second album
Beyond Spectra keep the roots of early metal top of mind, allowing for easy cranium retentio” – Dead Rhetoric. Limited purple color vinyl pressing also available.
>Raymond Scott
– The Portofino Variations 2xLP (Music On Vinyl)
1962 was the year Raymond Scott composed and recorded Portofino in many different arrangements. On this album “Portofino” is interpreted by 20 artists, each version uniquely arranged, recorded and produced in an array of styles: surf guitar, whistling, electronica, chamber ensemble, minimalism, pop, rock guitar, and scat vocals.

>Soundtrack
– Lost Highway [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Nothing/Interscope)
Lost Highway is the 1997 French-American neo-noir-horror mystery film written and directed by David Lynch. The film's score was composed by Angelo Badalamenti with additional music by Barry Adamson. Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails was responsible for assembling the soundtrack.
>Christopher Paul Stelling
– Itinerant Arias LP+MP3 (ANTI-)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. There is a fearless quality to the music of Christopher Paul Stelling. A voice that sounds both old and young, an effortless yet intricate finger-picking guitar style and lyrics that are both dramatic, and intensely confessional. It’s a sound that channels the restless spirit of a young man who left home to travel the country, haunting and impassioned songs formed by endless nights alone on stage with a guitar, playing to packed houses, other times to nearly empty rooms. Stelling estimates that he’s played over four hundred shows in just the past three years. It places him within a longstanding tradition that serves to nurture one’s character and art.

>Street Eaters
– The Envoy LP (Nervous Intent)
Street Eaters is a truewave/punk band from Berkeley/Oakland, CA that has drawn a range of sonic comparisons to bands from The Ex to Masshysteri, Autoclave to Drive Like Jehu, Wipers to Burning Kitchen to KARP. The songs on
The Envoy are interspersed with instrumental interludes layering field recordings, planetary oscillations, comets, glaciers cracking, sea lions using tonal underwater sonar, a modded kids' karaoke box, heavily processed/delayed/bowed bass guitar, and more.
>Sunshine & The Rain
– In The Darkness Of My Night LP (Ernest Jenning)
There's a long lineage of bands who've taken the girl-group sound of the '60s to a more bombastic level. Melding those classic pop hooks of the past with a more chaotic musical setting. Think Ramones, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Suicide, Phantogram or Cults. Now comes the husband wife duo Sunshine & The Rain, adding pummeling drum machines distorted, intense feedback and classic pop hooks.

>Trial (swe)
– Motherless LP (Metal Blade)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Swedish metal band.

>Troubled Horse
– Revolution On Repeat LP (Rise Above Limited)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “While Graveyard and Witchcraft are probably further along in establishing their discography and live touring escapades,
Revolution On Repeat provides a decent case for Troubled Horse to wedge itself in that retro-‘70s amalgam conversation to be in the mantle race” – Dead Rhetoric. Limited purple color vinyl pressing also available.
>Trummors
– Headlands LP (Ernest Jenning)
With a revolving cast of musicians, Trummors forge a lush sound that has been called “raga country, country as inner voyage.”

>Josh Turner
– Deep South LP (MCA Nashville)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. With his rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Josh Turner is one of country music's most recognizable artists.
Deep South is his sixth album.
>Various Artists
– Mono No Aware 2xLP (PAN)
Mo
no No Aware (もののあわれ) is the first compilation to be released on PAN, collating unreleased ambient tracks from both new and existing PAN artists. Featuring Jeff Witscher, Helm, TCF, Yves Tumor, M.E.S.H., Pan Daijing, HVAD, Kareem Lotfy, ADR, Mya Gomez, Sky H1, James K, Oli XL, Bill Kouligas, Flora Yin-Wong, Malibu, and AYYA, the compilation moves through more traditional notions of what is called ‘ambient,’ to incorporating wider variations that fall under the term.
>Wilsen
– Sirens [Reissue/2013] LP+MP3 (Secret City)
Sirens is the first offering from Brooklyn, NY based band Wilsen, originally released independently in 2013 (their new album, I Go Missing In My Sleep, was just released). This debut double-EP hints at a creative trio wrestling to balance the folk intimacy of Tamsin Wilson's hushed tones with a more muscular, experimental side. Stereogum proclaims “Tamsin Wilson's voice grips you like a good story, an impenetrable gaze, or an unexpected sunset” while Clash says Wilsen evokes “...the mood of Nick Drake and epic soundscapes in the vein of Arcade Fire.”
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>Sun Ra – Singles 2 3xLP+MP3 (Strut)
The second volume of definitive singles released by jazz maverick Sun Ra during his Earth years, spanning 1962 to 1991.

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>U2 – 18 Singles [2006] 2xLP (Interscope)
18 Singles is U2's most recent greatest hits album. Originally released in 2006 and featuring two new songs, “The Saints Are Coming” (with Green Day) and “Window In The Skies.”
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>Deathprod – Treetop Drive [1994] LP (Smalltown Supersound)
- Imaginary Songs from Tristan da Cunha [1996] LP (Smalltown Supersound)
– Morals And Dogma [2004] LP (Smalltown Supersound)
Helge Sten aka Deathprod's core trilogy of albums, available for the very first time on 180gm vinyl. Based in Oslo, Norway, composer Helge Sten has been crafting this music since the early-90s, a deeply atmospheric, grainy minimalism that slows time down and explores the very particles of sound itself. The Deathprod concept arose in 1991 when Sten realized his complex array of homemade electronics, samplers, sound processing and analogue effects – cumulatively known as the "Audio Virus" – could add a musical dimension above and beyond the merely technical. Almost obsolete samplers and playback devices distort and transform sounds into unrecognizable mutations of their former selves. The virus breeds layers of complex and overlapping sonic debris, creating a kind of cellular composition.
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> Midori Takada ‎– Through The Looking Glass [Reissue/1983] LP (RCA)
"The Japanese composer Midori Takada's newly reissued album is an assimilation of musical modes from around the world. It belongs in the pantheon alongside Steve Reich's most notable works." -Pfork
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>Counting Crows – Recovering The Satellites [Reissue/1993] 2xLP (Geffen)
An early-mid- ‘90s multi-platinum alt rock – back in print on vinyl.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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