new vinyl love...

for the week of 31 july 2015...
Stacks Image 7042
>Various Artists
– The Best Of Trojan DJ Reggae Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
– The Best Of Trojan Instrumental Reggae Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
– The Best Of Trojan Mento & Calypso Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
– The Best Of Trojan Rude Boy Ska Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
– The Best Of Trojan Soul Reggae Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
Next wave in a series of LPs celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records in the US.
Stacks Image 7053
>The The - Hyena [OST] 2xLP (Death Waltz)
Vignettes of hip-hop and house beats with incredible synthesizer melodies laid on top, threatening electronic effects roaring like a Formula 1 car engine, even choral sections with haunted vocals that show the inevitable influence of Vangelis. Double-LP on 140gm custom blue vinyl with etching on Side Four.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
>The Band
– Capitol Albums 1968-1977 8xLP (Capitol)
Eight classic albums from The Band on HQ-180gm vinyl. Includes:
Music From The Big Pink (1968), The Band (1969), Stage Fright (1970), Cahoots (1971), Rock Of Ages: The Band In Concert (1972), Moondog Matinee (1973), Northern Lights - Southern Cross (1975) and Islands (1977). (The first four titles are only available in this box set.)
>Barenaked Ladies
– Silverball LP (Welk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Canadian pop/rock outfit. This follow-up to 2013's
Grinning Streak finds Barenaked Ladies again delivering a batch of whip-smart pop/rock gems with indelible melodies.
>Tina Brooks
- True Blue [Reissue/1960] LP (Blue Note)
With a strong, smooth tone and an amazing flow of fresh ideas every time he soloed, tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks should have been a major jazz artist, but his legacy is confined to a series of dates that he did for Blue Note as a sideman and leader.
True Blue is the only album under his own name to come out in his lifetime. He and Freddie Hubbard had recorded Hubbard's Open Sesame a week earlier. True Blue also features Hubbard on trumpet along with Duke Jordan on piano, Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums. Brooks made the best out of this opportunity here as it is a phenomenal set containing five of his originals.
>James Brown
- Papa's Got A Brand New Bag [Reissue/1965] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
August marks the 50th Anniversary of James Brown's classic release
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, hitting #1 on the R&B chart for two months straight.
>Chairlift
– Does You Inspire You? [Reissue/2009] 2xLP (Kanine)
HQ-180gm white vinyl reissue of Chairlift's debut album. "What's extraordinary about Chairlift is the uninhibited nature of their ambition. From folk to trip-hop to power pop, each song on this record fizzes with lyrical complexity and glowing production values" [8/10] – NME. "Startlingly impressive debut: astute, melodic evocations of plunky new wave and the Cocteau Twins' smeary dreams that achieve a timeless emotional resonance." – SPIN

>Chuck Cirino
– Not Of This Earth [OST/1988] LP+MP3 (Terror Vision)
Soundtrack for the sc-fi chiller
Not Of This Earth starring Traci Lords. Opaque yellow/transparent milky clear vinyl with liner notes by Chuck Cirino and Jim Wynorski.
>Eric Clapton
– Forever Man 2xLP (Reprise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New best-of collection -- available on HQ-180gm double-vinyl LP.

>Creeping Pink
– Mirror Woods LP+MP3 (Castle Face)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the bedroom singer/songwriter and producer. The self-proclaimed "tape glam" artist mixes components of electronica and lo-fi indie rock to create music that's both jarring and hypnotizing. As for the album? A fog of memories caught in the sun-flakes settling in the forest, a beautiful album indeed. Many glittering gems are woven into these tunes but one listen is not enough to hear them all. Like trying to appreciate the silver strobing of ocean waves, they are different every time you glance at them. Better to watch their reflections on the ceiling and just soak it up. Think United States of America meets Vangelis meets July meets Silver Apples in Arthur Russell's New York apartment.

>Miles Davis
– Volume 1 [Reissue/1956] LP (Blue Note)
Miles Davis'
Volume 1 was the first in a pair of compilation albums of recordings made by the jazz legend over 1952-1954, released by the Blue Note Record label. The LP was originally released in 1956 (followed by Volume 2) after Davis won the Down Beat readers poll as best trumpeter. The music was taken from separate recording sessions made over 1952-1954, some of which had been previously issued as singles, and as three now discontinued 10" LPs. Volume 1 contained takes of the May 9, 1952 and April 20, 1953 sessions for the label, including alternate takes of some songs.
>Miles Davis
- First Miles [Reissue/1990] LP (Savoy Jazz)
First Miles includes tracks from Davis's first recording session, backing singer Rubberlegs Williams on April 24, 1945, and the first session produced under his name, leading the members of Charlie Parker's band on August 14, 1947. Davis plays no solos in the session with Rubberlegs Williams, only being heard as part of an ensemble. He says in his autobiography he was so nervous on his first ever recording he could hardly play, and he forgot most of the details as he put the experience out of his mind.
>Ramin Djawdi
– Iron Man LP (Silva Screen)
Emmy Award winning Ramin Djawdi's powerful, pulsating, contemporary score to Marvel's masterpiece
Iron Man appears here on black vinyl for the first time. There has only been one previous pressing of 500 records (on red vinyl). Produced by Hans Zimmer, the album includes the previously unreleased 1960s "Iron Man Theme" from the animated TV series and a bonus track from California trash giants Suicidal Tendencies.
>Grimace Federation
– The Measure In Mixture LP (Rhymesayers)
Early on as a sextet, which included dueling drums and guitars, bass, keys, and a vibraphone, Grimace Federation's musical foundation could be discovered in the grooves of records from post-rock legends such as Jaga Jazzist, Tortoise, and Stereolab. And with the addition of a horn section later on, David Axelrod and Steve Reich became major influences. Combining spastic krautrock beats with the grandeur of an Ennio Morricone soundtrack on a Boards Of Canada sonic landscape,
The Measure In Mixture features two new tracks along with superbly badass, bass-heavy remixes from Aesop Rock.
>Erroll Garner
– Penthouse Serenade [Reissue/1958] LP (Savoy Jazz)
Classic Savoy LP reissue of recordings from one of jazz's most distinctive and beloved piano stylists from sessions recorded in 1945 and 1949 in LA and NYC.

>Warren Haynes featuring Railroad Earth
– Ashes & Dust 2xLP (Concord)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl.
Ashes & Dust is a masterful work of art and a particularly important statement for the Grammy Award winning artist Warren Haynes. The songs are immediately and clearly different from his usual style -- encompassing beautiful acoustic arrangements, a rootsy/Americana soundscape and honeyed vocals that cut straight through to the soul. Knowing that he wanted to pursue a more folk-based approach on this project, he brought in the New Jersey-based Americana band Railroad Earth as collaborators. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a disc containing four demo tracks and one live cut.
>Joe Henderson
– Page One [Reissue/1963] LP (Blue Note)
A Blue Note essential,
Page One -- jazz tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson's debut release -- is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. The album features some of Henderson's most appreciated pieces such as "Recorda Me," later to become a jazz standard, and "Out Of The Night," originally written in 1957. The front cover lists ''Joe Henderson/Kenny Dorham/Butch Warren/Pete La Roca, etc.''. Only McCoy Tyner's name is absent. Tyner had just signed with Impulse!, so this first Blue Note appearance was not very adherent to the contract.
>Andrew Hill
- Point Of Departure [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
Point Of Departure is not only one of the greatest jazz recordings of 1964, but of all time. The stellar lineup (Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Richard Davis and a teen aged Tony Williams) was given a set of challenging compositions by the brilliant pianist and composer Andrew Hill.
>Hurry Up
– Hurry Up LP (Army Of Bad Luck)
Hurry Up features Kathy Foster and Westin Glass of the mighty Thermals and Maggie Vail of the legendary Bangs. Radon huffing basement punk in the Northwest tradition, with a grudge and one bare light bulb.

>Joe & Bing
– Daybreak [Reissue/1971] LP (Mapache)
This is the adventure of two young American songwriters who had the chance to get in the studio with Brazilian composer, arranger and superstar De
xodato
>J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
– Jai & Kai [Reissue/1954] LP (Savoy Jazz)
This LP reissue of the classic 1954 Savoy mating as co-leaders trombonists and jazz luminaries J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding surrounded by a stellar cast including Wally Cirillo, piano; Charles Mingus, Bass; Billy Bauer, guitar; Kenny Clarke, drums.

>Kamelot
– Epica [2010] LP (Sanctuary)
Sixth full-length album by the American power metal band – first time available on vinyl.

>The Knife
- Ready to Lose / Stay Out Here 12" (Brille)
Remix EP featuring "Ready To Lose (Tarantism Remix)," "Stay Out Here (Paula Temple Remix)," "Stay Out Here (Paula Temple Percussion Remix)," and "Stay Out Here (Kane Roth Remix)."

>Ludacris
– Word Of Mouf [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (UMe/Def Jam)
Ludacris - Release Therapy [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (UMe/Def Jam)
Two albums from the rapper – back in print and pressed on color vinyl. Part of UMe's Respect The Classics vinyl reissue campaign.

>Lynyrd Skynyrd
- (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) [Reissue/1973] LP (Geffen)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Second Helping [Reissue/1974] LP (Geffen)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Nuthin' Fancy [Reissue/1975] LP (Geffen)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More For The Road [Reissue/1976] 2xLP (Geffen)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Gimme Back My Bullets [Reissue/1976] LP (Geffen)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Street Survivors [Reissue/1977] LP (Geffen)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the Southern rock band's first six albums.

>Jackie McLean
- Capuchin Swing [Reissue/1960] LP (Blue Note)
One of McLean's more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960's
Capuchin Swing finds the bebop alto saxophonist in fine form on a mix of covers and originals. While McLean's future fascination with Ornette Coleman's free-form innovations can be sensed in some solos here, the majority of the album is in a classic hard bop vein. Like contemporaries Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, and Lee Morgan, though, McLean doesn't just churn out pat jam-session fare, but comes up with consistently provocative charts and solos.
>Thelonious Monk
– The London Collection, Volume 2 LP (ORG Music)
The London Collection, Volume 2 is the second installment of Thelonious Monk's final recording session as a band leader. The album features bassist Al McKibbon and drummer Art Blakey backing up Monk as he plays eight original tunes. It was remastered from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman for the first vinyl pressing in over 27 years. Originally released for RSD 2015 as an exclusive clear vinyl edition, it now sees a wide release on HQ-180gram audiophile-grade black vinyl.
>New Swears
– Junkfood Fever, Bedtime Whatever LP+MP3 (Dirt Cult)
Ottawa's original party animals are back with their second LP. Said to sound like "Mean Jeans partying with the Black Lips," and that description continues to be pretty spot on. However, this time around, in addition to the revved up, surf tinged, catchy as hell garage rock, the band experiments with country, riffy space rock, and indie pop.

>Night Court
- Law & Order LP (Not Not Fun)
The origins of these enigmatic VHS-scrambled prog-techno explorations are so true and tripped they're worth quoting in full from co-chairman Christopher Hontos: "Night Court was recorded in July two summers ago ('13) in a remote cabin on Lake Namekagan (located on national forest grounds in northern Wisconsin). We usually do these ball-busting weeklong recording sessions up there with a good group of folks and a grip of mushrooms. For this one we had this idea of setting up our synths on the deck and doing a trippy somnabulistic overnight open-air recording sesh that would be called Night Court."

>Charlie Parker All-Stars
– Memorial Vol. 1 [Reissue/1955] LP (Savoy Jazz)
Savoy LP reissue of historic Charlie Parker All Stars sessions -- Charlie Parker with jazz giants Miles Davis, Max Roach, John Lewis, Bud Powell, Curly Russell, and Tommy Potter.

>Art Pepper
– 3-In-1 Value Pack 3xLP (Omnivore)
Color vinyl pressings of his three-part live
Neon Art series, each originally released in 1981.
>Jimmy Scott
– Very Truly Yours [Reissue/1955] LP (Savoy Jazz)
Released in 1955,
Very Truly Yours was the first album that Jimmy Scott recorded for the Savoy label. After spending the better part of a decade singing in ensembles, first with Lionel Hampton and then with New Orleans bandleader Paul Gayten, Scott was poised to make a name for himself as a solo artist. These dozen songs, executed with a small jazz combo supporting him (including Charles Mingus on bass), find Scott in beautiful voice, confidently investing himself in well-chosen covers as well as some of his own great originals.
>Seaweed
– Actions And Indications [Reissue/1999] LP+MP3 (Merge)
Seaweed formed out of the fertile northwest punk scene of the mid-to-late ‘80s in Tacoma and Olympia WA. Singer Aaron Stauffer, fresh off a stint in the little-known Spook & The Zombies, founded the band with best friend Clint Werner, who assumed guitar duties. After the recruitment of guitarist Wade Neal, bassist John Atkins, and drummer Bob Bulgrien, Seaweed began playing clubs throughout the Pacific Northwest. From 1989 to 1999, Seaweed recorded five punk-pop LPs and played over a thousand shows. According to AllMusic Guide, "they played D.I.Y. with the Sub Pop label for their first three records, went ambitiously astray by signing with Hollywood Records, then did the cool right thing by returning to indie Merge."

>Social Distortion
– Prison Bound [Reissue/1988] LP (Bicycle Music)
After the long layoff that followed their groundbreaking debut, Mommy's Little Monster, Mike Ness and Social Distortion dropped another seminal punk offering, Prison Bound, in 1988. Available on Regular 140gm vinyl or Deluxe HQ-180gm concrete color vinyl which includes a commemorative art print and embossed/debossed album jacket.

>Sun Ra
- Calling Planet Earth LP (ORG Music)
Calling Planet Earth comes from a concert recorded at Tivoli Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark on December 5, 1971. Sun Ra and his Arkestra are captured in their prime, while exploring some of their most far out material to date. The recording received its first ever vinyl release with for RSD 2015 as an exclusive color vinyl pressing. Now it receives a wide release on black vinyl.
>The The
- Hyena [OST] 2xLP (Death Waltz)
Vignettes of hip-hop and house beats with incredible synthesizer melodies laid on top, threatening electronic effects roaring like a Formula 1 car engine, even choral sections with haunted vocals that show the inevitable influence of Vangelis. Double-LP on 140gm custom blue vinyl with etching on Side Four.

>Robert Tomaro
– Slime City [1988/OST] LP (Strange Disc)
Slime City is the debut film by cult horror director and author Gregory Lamberson. The story follows Alex, who after moving into his new apartment is seduced by his neighbor and soon turns into a melting ghoul who is forced to kill innocent victims in order to maintain a normal human physique. Slime City debuted in 1988 and spent months in the NY midnight movie circuit, at the tail end of the grindhouse era.
>Toupee
- Leg Toucher LP (Moniker)
Representing Chicago's robust network of outsider artists and house punks, Toupee spare no one from their sharpened, penetrating vision on
Leg Toucher. From behind their masks, they lend observations to their listener. They offer heightened sensations that hide nothing. Toupee lurk beneath gentle and ferocious vocals and wicked sonic blowouts, piercing their listener with their glare. Placing slow, soft frequencies against frantic, unchained crashes, Toupee carefully extract the supernatural from mundane life.
>Twenty One Pilots
– Blurryface 2xLP+MP3 (Fueled By Ramen)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fourth album of piano-driven schizoid pop from the duo.

>Various Artists
– The Best Of Trojan DJ Reggae Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
Various Artists – The Best Of Trojan Instrumental Reggae Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
Various Artists – The Best Of Trojan Mento & Calypso Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
Various Artists – The Best Of Trojan Rude Boy Ska Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
Various Artists – The Best Of Trojan Soul Reggae Volume 1 LP (Sanctuary)
Next wave in a series of LPs celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records in the US.

>Various Artists
– Rough Guide To Legends Of Indian Music LP+MP3 (World Music Network)
India's classical music is deeply bound to the country's mystical ancient traditions. Stretching back through time to the Vedic period musical historians encounter the Rigveda, an ancient collection of Sanskrit hymns, and the Sama Veda, a text which begins to discuss the origin of seven shruti (notes) from the sounds of nature. The practice of combining tones in certain sequences and the notation system that was developed during this era is connected to the development of the Indian classical raga form. 'Raga' literally translates as a 'hue' of colour and is a musical method of constructing melody through prescribed conventions.

>Brandon K. Varrett
– Legend: Music From The Motion Picture LP (BSX)
Brand new recording of Tangerine Dream's electronic score for the '85 film beautifully recreated by Brandon Varrett.

>Wand
– Machine Man b/w M.E. 7" (In The Red)
Brand new 7" single from Wand featuring two exclusive tracks. The A side, "Machine Man," is a heavy and dark original which would've sounded right at home on their Golem LP. The B-side, "M.E.," is a Tubeway Army cover which has been transformed into a heavy riff pummeler here. An essential piece of wax if ever there was one.

>Young Jeezy
- Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 [Reissue/2005] 3xLP (UMe/Def Jam)
Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 is the third studio album from Young Jeezy. Four singles were released from the album: "And Then What," "Soul Survivor," "Go Crazy," and "My Hood." The version of "Go Crazy" most frequently heard is the remix featuring Jay-Z. In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of this classic, Def Jam reissues this out-of-print 3xLP set on limited edition white vinyl.
for the week of 24 july 2015...
Stacks Image 6901
>Jessy Lanza/DJ Spinn/Taso – You Never Show Your Love 12" (Hyperdub)
Jessy Lanza meets the Teklife crew on this sultry EP, with DJ Spinn and Taso's first-released R&B track, and a teklife footwork remix with assistance from the late DJ Rashad.
Stacks Image 6940
>Air – Moon Safari [Reissue/1998] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
French postmodernists Air raid every aspect of retro pop music, from the sublime to the ridiculous, in fashioning their sonic bricolage. Everything from Krautrock-inspired electronics to 1960s lounge music is incorporated into the work of Nicolas Godin and J.B. Dunckel. Their full-length debut, 1998's
Moon Safari, earned massive critical plaudits and put the duo at the forefront of modern, electronic-oriented pop.
Stacks Image 6921
>Ólafur Arnalds / Nils Frahm – Stare 12" (Erased Tapes)
Originally released as a limited 10" for RSD 2012, this long-sold-out must-have for fans of these two artists is now reissued as a 12". Erased Tapes label-mates Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm recorded and mixed their first collaborative record between Reyjkjavík and Berlin as a surprise release for label founder Robert Raths. The ambient electronic work features long-time collaborator Anne Muller on cello.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
Action Bronson
– Mr. Wonderful LP+CD (Atlantic Urban)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl.
Mr. Wonderful is a culmination of every ingredient that's made Action Bronson's discography delectable. The musicality is grade A; live instrumentation turns the album into a wonderland of sonic discovery. "A Light In The Addict," featuring Party Supplies and Fools Gold vocalist Black Atlass, and "City Boy Blues," which boasts the bottom production of 88 Keys and top coating of Party Supplies, both soar with gorgeous orchestration. The latter track in such a zone that Bronson doesn't spit a single bar, instead letting his vocals ride the wave of soulful rock.
Air
– Moon Safari [Reissue/1998] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
French postmodernists Air raid every aspect of retro pop music, from the sublime to the ridiculous, in fashioning their sonic bricolage. Everything from Krautrock-inspired electronics to 1960s lounge music is incorporated into the work of Nicolas Godin and J.B. Dunckel. Their full-length debut, 1998's
Moon Safari, earned massive critical plaudits and put the duo at the forefront of modern, electronic-oriented pop.
Ólafur Arnalds / Nils Frahm
– Stare 12" (Erased Tapes)
Originally released as a limited 10" for RSD 2012, this long-sold-out must-have for fans of these two artists is now reissued as a 12". Erased Tapes label-mates Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm recorded and mixed their first collaborative record between Reyjkjavík and Berlin as a surprise release for label founder Robert Raths. The ambient electronic work features long-time collaborator Anne Muller on cello.

Ashtray Navigations
– Shimmering Replica LP+CD (VHF)
This first-ever VHF release by the 21-years-running Ashtray Navigations brings one more core piece of the UK freakout underground back to the mothership. With a discography that boggles even the most ardent Discogs user and an on-point WTF graphic sensibility, Ash Nav fits perfectly into the extremely fertile and prolific scene that has produced titans like Sunroof! and Vibracathedral Orchestra. On this generous 100-minute package, Phil Todd and Melanie O'Dubshlaine essay a kind of guitar-and-electronics exotica with burbling rhythms, Heldon-like laser guitar leads, field recordings, synth racket, etc. The totally fun take on Les Baxter's all-time classic "Quiet Village" (here wittily retitled "Quite Village") is a good example of the explorer spirit at work. Considering the amount of unhinged psychedelic fuzzwah lead damage laid out across this thing, it's arguably the most effusive guitar heroics record of the genre, hopefully inspiring a new generation of young rockers out there to get on the bus.

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
– Sweet Disorder! b/w Stars 7"+MP3 (Sub Pop)
"Sweet Disorder!" is about disrupting systems that have proven to fall short of, if not completely undermine, their purported missions (e.g., criminal justice, mental health, the church, language) for the sake of realigning them with those missions. The song developed out of months spent revisiting the Objectivist poets, binging on early Clash albums, and observing the Atlanta actions surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and other unarmed people of color.

Bell Witch
– Demo 2011 LP (The Flenser)
Bell Witch initially made their presence known in the US doom scene with a well-received demo in 2011. At 37 minutes, this recording is a massive statement of purpose and far-eclipsed its "demo" status as implied by the name. Recorded by Brandon Fitzsimons (Wormwood), the same engineer behind Longing, Demo 2011 showcases Bell Witch's heavy yet minimalist sound now lauded as timeless, relevant and undeniably sorrowful.

Bézier
- Telomeres 12" (Dark Entries)
Bézier integrates the refrains of Spanish new wave and Italo disco with the attitude and aggression of underground styles like synth-punk and industrial.

Birds Of Paradise
– Untitled 7" (Solid Sex Lovie Doll)
Fourth release from Montreal's favorites Roy Vucino (Sexareenos, PC Gangbangs, PYPY) and Hannah Lewis delivering two smoked out and mournful folk/psych/pop/blues turns.

Birth Defects
– First 8 Mistakes LP (Ghost Ramp)
"Meet Birth Defects, your new favorite garage rock band. This band is basically the Justice League of garage rock. These dudes have a lot working in their favor—they've got Petey Dammit from Thee Oh Sees, former Bleached drummer Jonathan Safley, and have a new album produced by Ty Segall being released on Nathan Williams' (Wavves) record label, Ghost Ramp."—Nosiey / Vice

Biters
– Electric Blood LP (Earache)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Atlanta's rock 'n' roll tearaways Biters recall the early spirit and danger of rabble-rousing rock heroes, and have faithfully built upon their punk heritage and their love of ‘70s rock to deliver music that ignites, incites and excites in equal measure. An aura of recklessness and intimidation surrounds the Biters mythology. Yet amongst all of the raw riffage, teeth marks and broken glass, the band serves up instant hooks and shout-a-long choruses. This ear for melody has not been lost on others -- the likes of Green Day have proclaimed Biters among their favorite new bands.

Black Tower
– The Secret Fire LP (No Idea)
Black Tower hails from Ottawa, Canada, but it might as well be Middle Earth. Or at least a Middle Earth as filtered through heavy metal. Tolkien would probably not approve, but generations raised on his books—as well as Iron Maiden and assorted black metal records—will nod their long-haired heads in appreciation. In short, Black Tower is metal that wears its nerd credentials proudly on its sleeve.

Blu & Exile
- Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them (Instrumentals) 2xLP (Dirty Science)
The original
Give Me My Flowers… (2012) is a cohesive, kicked back collection of hip-hop buoyed by Exile's soulful, sample-driven beats. Together Blu & Exile have taken the raw materials of rap and crafted charmingly idiosyncratic, album-minded music that transcends coasts and continents alike.
Blundetto
– World Of LP (Heavenly Sweetness)
The third album by Blundetto, the man behind French radio station Radio Nova. For
World Of, he digs further into his love of soulful reggae, with cinematic Latin and African vibes.
Boan
– Mentiras LP+MP3 (Holodeck)
Two thirds of the now defunct electro-trio Medio Mutante, Jose Cota (Ssleeperhold) and Mariana A. Saldaña (ex-//Tense//) continue to deconstruct, sharpen, and enhance their idiosyncratic cold wave tradition. Cota's vivid analog compositions form a solid foundation for Saldaña's indelible and predominantly Spanish vocals to sink into, reflecting a unique confluence of Texas's vibrant electronic music scene with its rich and inextricable history of Hispanic culture. The dark romance of Saldaña's alluring vocal delivery seamlessly oscillates between the sanguine and the apocalyptic with cold, stoic detachment.

James Brown And The Famous Flames
– Tell Me What You're Gonna Do [Reissue/1961] LP (Rumble)
"Well on his way to becoming soul brother number one, James Brown's recordings are exhilarative, which can be attributed to his urgent delivery. His up-tempo numbers illuminate the Georgia native's trademark baritone, while his ballads are impressively as smooth as silk. The two singles to see chart action from this album are ‘Just You And Me, Darling' and ‘Lost Someone.' The former has that locomotive rhythm and chanting background vocals complimented by the Godfather's wailing cry -- vintage James Brown." -- AllMusic

Canadian Rifle
– Sexually F**ked b/w You Are My Junk 7" (Dirt Cult)
While touring Europe in support of their second LP,
Deep Ends, Canadian Rifle found some time to record two new songs somewhere in Germany. This 7" is the end result. The two songs on this release serve as a nice companion to their most recent LP, as it they are continuations of the themes present on that record. If bleak and misanthropic punk/hardcore is your thing, look no further.
Count Counsellor
- & The Childhood Heroes LP (Quality Time Recordings)
Count Counsellor was taken through the emergence and resurgence of UK garage, house, grime, funky and dub step, along with a rigorous education in the classics of disco, funk and soul. However, this sounds nothing like house and garage, or soul and disco. "It's like having hot chocolate being poured down your ear" -- Gary Crowley, BBC Radio London. "One fact that we can let you in on, is that they're brilliant." -- Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

Cradle Of Filth
– Hammer Of The Witches LP (Nuclear Blast)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Eleventh album from the English extreme metal band.

Creedence Clearwater Revival
– Creedence Clearwater Revival [Reissue/1968] LP (Fantasy)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bayou Country [Reissue/1969] LP (Fantasy)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River [Reissue/1969] LP (Fantasy)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Willie And The Poor Boys [Reissue/1969] LP (Fantasy)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo's Factory [Reissue/1970] LP (Fantasy)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Pendulum [Reissue/1970] LP (Fantasy)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Mardi Gras [Reissue/1971] LP (Fantasy)
Limited edition HQ-180gm audiophile vinyl LP represses now available.

Datura4
– Demon Blues LP (Alive)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Hailing from Fremantle in Western Australia, Datura4 is the brainchild of Dom Mariani (frontman of legendary Australian garage rockers The Stems and Power Pop favorites DM3) and Greg Hitchcock (former You Am I and one-time New Christs' guitarist). In 2011 they joined forces combining a shared passion for full-tilt boogie, psychedelic rock and progressive blues.

Dikembe
– Ledge 7" (Dikembe)
A suite of new songs, full of their classic wandering guitars, dramatic builds, and moody crooning.

DJ Rashad
– 6613 12" (Hyperdub)
"It's a safe bet that there are hundreds of EPs' worth of unreleased material from the late, great DJ Rashad, the beloved figurehead of Chicago's Teklife crew. Rashad Harden, along with lifelong friend and collaborator DJ Spinn, was at the forefront of footwork's manifest destiny until his tragic death last year; his last full-length release, 2013's
Double Cup, is often considered the genre's high watermark. Posthumous four-track EP 6613 is the icon's first solo Hyperdub release since that album, and it arrives in a year overflowing with stellar footwork releases, as though some higher power attuned to avant garde dance music felt sorry for the world's loss." -- Pitchfork
Willie Dixon/Memphis Slim
– Willie's Blues [Reissue/1959] LP (Analog Productions)
Since the early 1950s, Willie Dixon has been the studio kingpin of Chicago blues, having written, produced, and played bass on countless classics by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, and many others. Dixon has always managed to find time away from the studio to work as a performer, slapping his upright bass and singing his own tunes in a highly compelling, conversational baritone. He was working the coffeehouse circuit with pianist Memphis Slim when he cut this, his first album as a leader, in 1959. HQ-200gm.

B. Dolan
– Kill The Wolf LP (Strange Famous)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Dark, raw, and confrontational, B. Dolan's new album
Kill The Wolf reinforces his status as a complex lyricist and high-powered rhyme spitter, dedicated to his vision and heedless to trends. Staunchly political and fearlessly personal, '' Kill The Wolf'' brings the best techniques from B's catalog into a new era in terms of scale and production value. Guests include Aesop Rock, Buck 65, and Kathleen Stubelek of Circle Takes The Square, as well as old friends Buddy Peace, Alias, and Cecil Otter (of Doomtree).
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
– The Conny Plank Session LP (Grönland)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Conny Plank had great admiration for Duke Ellington and while he was quite selective with whom he worked with, it was an honor for Conny to have had the chance to do a studio recording with Duke Ellington and his orchestra. The recordings were created in the legendary Rhenus studios in Cologne in 1970.

Earthly
– Days LP+MP3 (Noumenal Loom)
Earthly is a recently re-monikered freeform electronics duo comprised of Carrboro, North Carolinians (and ex-university roommates) Edaan Brook and Brint Hansen. Their debut,
Days, spans shades of Creature Comforts-era Black Dice, squiggly 1080p tapes, degraded vaporwave, and hyper-color video game soundtracks, and is well suited as the first vinyl offering by adventurous Alabama cassette/digital imprint Noumenal Loom.
Envy
– Atheist's Cornea LP (Temporary Residence)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. First new album in five years from legendary Japanese post-hardcore band. Despite its relative brevity (at 43 minutes it is Envy's shortest album since their early ‘90s thrash days),
Atheist's Cornea is easily the band's most progressive work. Beginning with a punishing pummel, holes of light are gradually punched open to reveal an uncanny series of dynamic, emotionally charged epics.
The Expanders
– Hustling Culture LP (Easy Star)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A powerful and original set of songs emphasizing three part harmonies, inventive guitar work, vintage keys sound, and a pounding rhythm section. "The Expanders breathe new life into a vintage reggae sound…" – Broadway World

Lee Fields & The Expressions
– Standing By Your Side b/w Don't Walk 7" (Truth & Soul)
Side A is taken from the
Emma Jean album. An uptempo, driving number sure to keep dance floors moving thru the summer, DJs will notice the edit done for the 45. An homage to sticking out the hard times of love with someone, Lee is at his best, pouring out his signature voice over a tough yet gorgeous production by Truth & Soul's own Leon Michels. "Don't Walk", previously only available on the Forecast 10", is a tune from the Emma Jean sessions that didn't make it to the album.
Mike Fiems
– I Would Dream [Reissue/1974] LP (Mapache)
An impressive mixture of sunshine folk pop. A true musical adventure produced by legendary Vernon Wray, an outlaw from the music business who helped to create one of the most beautiful secrets of the seventies. Recorded at The Record Factory in the Arizona Desert in 1974, the album includes songs like "I Would Dream," "Desert Sands" and "I'm Here," and shows a great and forgotten songwriter. Originally released on Wray's own label Vermillion Records in a very limited quantity.

Fox Millions Duo
– Lost Time LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
First collaborative album from drummers Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, Liturgy, Zs) and Kid Millions (Man Forever, Oneida) -- comprised of two long pieces that represent opposite ends of a musical spectrum, one blasting and one meditative.

Frak
– Alice In Acidland [Reissue/1993] LP (Ideal)
Twentieth anniversary reissue of underground acid techno from southern Sweden, originally released in 1993 by Börft Records.

Fu Manchu
– King Of The Road [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (At The Dojo)
Limited (some pressed on yellow) vinyl reissue of the California stoner-rock band's sixth album.

Giovanni Fusco
– Deserto Rosso [OST/1964] LP (Contempo)
The stunning ultra rare soundtrack composed and orchestrated by Giovanni Fusco or the 1964 movie directed by Michelangelo Antonioni starring Monica Vitti, Richard Harris and Xenia Valderi. Giovanni Fusco has been one of the first soundtrack composers in Italy (he composed his first soundtrack in 1936). The trademark of his music have always been researching new sounds and electronic effects.

Gang Starr
– The Ownerz [Reissue/2003] 3xLP (UMe)
Limited triple vinyl LP pressing. Originally released in 2003,
The Ownerz is the sixth and final studio album by the hip-hop duo, recorded two years before the duo broke up. The album features guest appearances from Jadakiss, Boy Big, Snoop Dogg, Uncle Reo, NGY'z, H. Stax, Big Shug, Freddie Foxxx, Fat Joe, M.O.P., Smiley The Ghetto Child and Krumbsnatcha. Part of UMe's Respect The Classics campaign.
Marvin Gaye
– Recorded Live On Stage [Reissue/1963] LP (Rumble)
Marvin Gaye
Recorded Live On Stage was the first live album released by singer Marvin Gaye on the Tamla label. Recorded during a Motortown Revue show at Chicago's Regal Theater, the album showcased the musician performing early hits such as "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow," "Pride And Joy" and "Hitch Hike" while also adding in unreleased numbers including "One Of These Days" (a studio version was released on the B-side of "Pride And Joy" and later as a track on Gaye's 1966 album, Moods Of Marvin Gaye), "Mo Jo Hanna" and That Stubborn Kinda Fellow album track, "Get My Hands On Some Lovin'" while also singing three covers -- the jazz standard, "Days Of Wine And Roses," blues song "Mo Jo Hanna" and his cover of Ray Charles' R&B version of "You Are My Sunshine."
Guapo
– Obscure Knowledge LP (Cuneiform)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Guapo started their life as a heavy bass/drums duo playing post-hardcore, noisy rock, but in the two decades since, they have expanded their instrumentation and their stylistic references to become one of Europe's most highly respected 'muscular and modern' experimental/progressive rock bands.

Hey Hallways
– Absence Makes The Heart Forget LP (Salinas)
Jason from Joyride!/Permanent Ruin playing punk ala Jeff Burke or Swearin'.

Lightnin' Hopkins
– Blues In My Bottle [Reissue/1961] LP (Fantasy)
The great Lightnin' Hopkins was one of the most natural of bluesmen—a poet who would often make up lyrics as he recorded. Because his meters and chord changes were frequently irregular, he was at his best when unaccompanied, as on this 1961 Prestige date. Besides such blues standards as "Wine Spodee-O-Dee," "Blues in the Bottle," and "Catfish Blues," the album contains originals, including "Beans, Beans, Beans" about his stint on a railroad track gang and "D-7" about his aversion to flying.

Howling Gruel
– Jolly Jape LP (Wormwood Grasshopper)
Two ex-Hammering The Cramps members swapping out moody, seismological guitars for sweeping, flailing, droning keyboards, and their debut bounces along, stumbles and falls on the cleared path, simultaneously aligning it with a loaded lineage and shaking off the shackles. Conversational vocals only hint at a melody, reminiscent of Russell Walker's work with the Pheromones and the Bomber Jackets. Occasionally a song splits wide open, as on "Just Like Honey, Pt. 2," the added urgency of the ensemble revealing a whole new vaulted sky under which the band stands alone.

Jenny Hval & Susanna
– Meshes Of Voice [2014] 2xLP (Susannasonata)
Two of Norway's most prominent voices explore the contrasts in a material drifting in and out of both a sparse shimmering, and a loud, violent-sounding landscape.

Joy Division
– Still [Reissue/1981] 2xLP (Rhino)
2007 remaster version pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl.
Still is a compilation of non-album tracks, outtakes, and the complete performance of the band's last show.
Albert King
– I Wanna Get Funky [Reissue/1974] LP (Fantasy)
In the mid-1970s, at a time when R&B-oriented radio stations had all but banished blues records from their playlists, Albert King continued to penetrate the airways with his up-to-date blues sound, and this album is no exception. The wonderfully funky "That's What the Blues Are All About" reached No. 15 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, becoming King's biggest hit of the decade.

King Dude
– Songs Of Flesh & Blood – In The Key Of Light LP (Not Just Religious Music)
King Dude's latest full length is not only a spiritual revelation, but also a revelation of the life of the man behind the music. TJ Cowgill's own recent real life experiences with love, loss, death and violence are illuminated and explored herein, sure to be canonized alongside the rest of his work. "The record mixes driving and distorted anthems like ‘Black Butterfly' and mescaline-fuelled, castanet-clacking Tex-Mex shufflers like ‘Holy Water' alongside more ruminative pieces like ‘Deal With The Devil,' a song that has the baritone croak of the Dude contemplating a Faustian move in the name of love." – Exclaim

Jessy Lanza/DJ Spinn/Taso
– You Never Show Your Love 12" (Hyperdub)
Jessy Lanza meets the Teklife crew on this sultry EP, with DJ Spinn and Taso's first-released R&B track, and a teklife footwork remix with assistance from the late DJ Rashad.

Bunny ‘Striker' Lee & Friends
– Next Cut! LP (Pressure Sounds)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Next Cut features a plethora of outtakes alternate mixes and slipped down the back of the sofa gems. A fine album that gives you a listen to the studio banter and a small talk that permeated Kingston's music scene.
Loop
– Array 1 LP (ATP) Towards the end of 2013 saw the reformation of one of the most revered and respected late ‘80s UK alternative bands, Loop. The group, founded by Robert Hampson, hadn't played together since the early ‘90s but got together to curate a night at the legendary All Tomorrow's Parties at Camber Sands. US dates followed in 2014 and they then got back in the studio to start recording. The result is three brand new releases coming over the next year which see the band return to their hugely unique and era defining sound whilst sounding fresh and exciting. The first release is Array 1, four tracks of haunting, aggressive, beautiful noise.
Kawabata Makoto
– Astro Love & Infinite Kisses LP+MP3 (VHF)
First widely available solo release in several years from Acid Mothers Temple leader.

Joe McPhee
– Solos: The Lost Tapes (1980-1981-1984) LP+MP3 (Roaratorio)
Material from Joe McPhee's personal archives that shines new light on the legendary multi-instrumentalist's work from the early 1980s. "Wind Cycles," for tenor saxophone, explores the permutations of breath on reed and brass, from quiet whispers to full-throated cries and back again. With "The Redwood Rag," McPhee takes a jaunty melody and gives it a swinging workout with Steve Lacy-like precision. The free-blowing alto excursion "Ice Blu," is in McPhee's words, "a sound which evokes an image, which asks a question ‘What is that?' and the answer is, a sound which evokes an image which asks a question." "Voices," one of his signature compositions, gets a particularly haunting treatment here on soprano with the incorporations of mesmerizing electronics. Includes a download coupon for the full album plus a bonus interview, conducted at the New Music America Festival in 1981.

Miss Pussycat
– Anthropomorphizer LP+MP3 (Terror Vision)
A collection of live puppet show soundtracks recorded on tour all over the world from Miss Pussycat of Quintron & Miss Pussycat fame. Pressed on birthday cake pink and puppet purple vinyl.

Monophonics
– Sound Of Sinning LP (Transistor Sound)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Five-piece funk-infused group Monophonics have been floating around the music world for over eight years now, and it's pretty clear that they've already built their alcove in terms of style. Their latest album,
Sound Of Sinning, backs up the claim admirably, and if you've never come across their work, all you need to know is that they've taken up the chore of turning back the clock and exposing their listeners to a dormant but amazing style of vocal-injected vintage soul.
Wes Montgomery
– So Much Guitar [Reissue/1961] LP (Fantasy)
Wes Montgomery appeared as leader or co-leader on a dozen Riverside albums, in a wide variety of formats ranging from organ trios to one with full string orchestra. Some of the most rewarding simply placed him in a studio with a superior rhythm section and let him deal with a mixture of ballads, blues, and swingers. This album, his fourth for the label, is a notable example of this straightforward approach. It features the flawless support of Ron Carter and Hank Jones.

Ennio Morricone
– Spasmo [OST/1974] LP (Dagored)
This great score for Umberto Lenzi's 1974 cult thriller
Spasmo, by the maestro Ennio Morricone, creates a disorienting and disturbing effect, with unusual, almost avant-garde-like sounds, instrumentation, and composition. Pressed on translucent vinyl and packaged in deluxe transparent covers.
Mugstar
–US Tour 7" (Chunklet)
The incredibly prolific psych collective Mugstar (Liverpool, UK) are back at it with a single that was originally intended as a tour single for their first US tour this past month. This is a glimpse of what's around the corner for their next full length.

Nekrofilth
– Acid Brain LP (Metalhit.com)
Nekrofilth is a death metal band with punk influences from Cleveland, Ohio, formed in 2008.

Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
– Django And Jimmie LP (Sony Legacy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Helmed by Nelson's longtime producer, collaborator and friend Buddy Cannon,
Django And Jimmie premieres 14 brand-new studio recordings including: "Django And Jimmie," a dual tribute to jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers, country music's mythic "Singing Brakeman;" the reflective and meditative "Live This Long;" "Missing Ol' Johnny Cash," an homage to country music's original Man in Black featuring guest vocals from Bobby Bare; a sublime interpretation of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright;" and the future outlaw country classic "Unfair Weather Friend," written by rising songsmiths Marla Cannon-Goodman (Buddy Cannon's daughter) and Ward Davis.
No Weather Talks
– Undoing Defeat LP (No Idea)
Debut LP from this German pop punk five-piece.

N.W.A.
– 100 Miles And Runnin' [Reissue/1990] 12" (Priority)
Limited edition vinyl LP pressing with 3D lenticular cover.
100 Miles And Runnin' is the platinum certified EP by N.W.A, originally released in 1990 on Ruthless Records. It is the first record the group released after Ice Cube began a solo career.
Riz Ortolani
- La Vergine Di Norimberga [OST/1963] LP (Contempo)
La Vergine Di Norimberga is a great horror movie directed by Antonio Margheriti (aka Anthony Dawson) in 1963, starring Rossana Podestà and Georges Riviere. The great soundtrack, composed orchestrated and directed by the late Maestro Riz Ortolani, will give you the intense pathos of the movie through a series of songs that could be only described as "orchestral horror music."
Beth Orton
– Comfort Of Strangers [Reissue/2006] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
Comfort Of Strangers is English singer/songwriter Beth Orton's fourth studio album, the follow-up to 2002's Daybreaker. The album was recorded in just two weeks at New York's Sear Sound studio in the spring of 2005, with the much-acclaimed musician and composer Jim O'Rourke as producer. It features Beth on guitar, piano and harmonica with O'Rourke on bass, piano and marimba and percussionist Tim Barnes on drums. HQ-180gm. (Daybreaker reissue due August 14.)
Arvo Pärt
– Passio 2xLP (Ajna Offensive)
Comprised mostly of Arvo Pärt's signature hypnotic tintinnabuli, performed by Anthony Pitt and Tonus Peregrinus, "Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem" is a slow-moving liturgical piece that offers a vastness, solemnity and intimacy which allows for contemplation of the mysteries and suffering of the canonical text taken from the Gospel of John, chapters 18 and 19. Winner of the Cannes Classical Award.

Chuck & Mary Perrin
– The Chuck & Mary Perrin Album: Brother And Sister [Reissue/1968] LP (Mapache)
Recorded in 1968, this gem is one of the biggest secrets of American folk. Full of amazing melodies and beautiful songs, this is a rare album for lovers of folk, psych and singer/songwriter styles.

Piero Piccioni
– Minnesota Clay [OST/1964] LP (Contempo)
This stunning soundtrack composed and directed by Piero Piccioni for the 1964 Spaghetti Western movie
Minnesota Clay, directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Cameron Mitchell, Georges Riviere, Ethel Rojo and Diana Martin, is the "holy grail" of Italian soundtracks. The music has the classic Spaghetti Western mood, and the main theme is a milestone of the genre.
Planes Mistaken For Stars
– Mercy [Reissue/2006] LP (Deathwish, Inc.)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Collectively PMFS combined different kinds of musical rebellion: hardcore aggression, punk energy, and gritty rock n roll spirit into their own special noise. Ultimately laying the blueprint for today's emotional punk rock resurgence.

Predatory Light/Vorde
– Vorde/Predatory Light LP (Psychic Violence)
A triumph of dark and protean North American black metal, Predatory Light and Vorde (both featuring members of Ash Borer and Fell Voices) join forces for a 38-minute excursion into the abyss that solidifies both acts' ascendancy of contemporary black metal.

Public Access T.V.
– Public Access 12" (Terrible)
NYC band and UK press darlings Public Access T.V. have singed with Terrible Records, the label co-run by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. "When the Nashville-based punk band Be Your Own Pet broke up in 2008, John Eatherly moved to New York City and began to play music with various established artists before he decided to start a new band. Public Access T.V. emerged last year, and though they've done a good job honing an antique aesthetic, the band's affinity for ‘70s pop rock doesn't sound derivative; it's more like a pointed nod." – Stereolab

Reanimator
– Damaged Bads LP (Community Library)
The polyrhythmic, alien, and basscentric sound of
Damaged Bads retains the pummeling drum interplay that won fans to Reanimator's 2006 album Special Powers. But while their earlier work relies heavily on blown-out distortion, Reanimator introduce gestures that are cleaner, edgier, and more ornate—though still high-impact. Beneath the music's technological expression, less obvious influences sneak in: the polyrhythmic time signatures of Balkan folk music, the skittering curiosity of free improv, and the irreverence of punk. The results are joyous, confrontational, physical, and cerebral.
Rush
– Moving Pictures [Reissue/1981] LP (Mercury)
Remastered on HQ-200gm, heavyweight vinyl at legendary Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters.
Moving Pictures was also the band's biggest-selling album in the US, rising to #3 on the Billboard charts (and #1 in Canada) and one of the first discs to receive the RIAA's first-ever multi-platinum designation, scoring 4 million sales to date in the U.S. on the strength of classics like "Limelight," "Tom Sawyer" and "Vital Signs."
Henrik Rylander
– Object Subject To Change LP (Ideal)
The fourth album for Ideal by the former Union Carbide Productions drummer, current Skull Defekt, and highly regarded king of hypnotic, focused feedback drone with razor-sharp noise and monotonous pulse feels as comfortable in academic worlds as in filthy basements.

Sh!tf**ker/Bonehunter
– The Devil Must Be Driven Out With G.I.S.M. 12" (Metalhit.com)
Detroit metal punks join forces with Finnish devil punks. Includes a G.I.S.M. cover and an original song from both bands.

Sisters Of Mercy
– First And Last And Always [Reissue/1985] 4xLP (Elektra)
Four-LP boxed set combines the industrial rock band's 1985 debut
First And Last And Always with three EPs from that era. All pressed on 180-gram vinyl, with faithfully reproduced artwork, housed in an attractive card slipcase.
Mavis Staples
- Only For The Lonely [Reissue/1970] LP (Fantasy)
Mavis Staples has worn many hats over the years – that of an uplifting gospel singer, a civil rights activist, soulful frontwoman for the Staple Singers, a solo artist, and, most recently, the subject of new documentary
Mavis!. Released 45 years ago, 1970's Only For The Lonely marked the R&B star's second solo effort. AllMusic.com proclaims the album to be "one of the best LPs Mavis Staples ever recorded…[Staples'] energy, delivery, timing, and technique were consistently awesome."
Allen Stone
– Radius LP (Capitol)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On his third full-length album, singer/songwriter Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention.
Radius was created in collaboration with Swedish soul singer/songwriter/phenom Magnus Tingsek and blends everything from edgy soul-pop and earthy folk-rock to throwback R&B and Parliament-inspired funk.
Sunflower Bean
– I Hear Voices b/w The Stalker 7" (Fat Possum)
Drawing from a wealth of rugged lo-fi sounds, Sunflower Bean have adapted the heroic charisma of VU psychedelia and Black Sabbath's dark rock to fit their own generation's drowsy indie ethos.

Thing
– Untitled LP (Solid Sex Lovie Doll)
Existing for the blink of an eye in Chicago 2013, only a small group of lucky losers got to witness the birth of Thing. After a year of gestation, Rich Crook (Lover!, Lost Sounds, Reatards) returned with a fully developed band and and album's worth of punk n' roll rippers, replete with power poop hooks, Ramones riffage and the wall of Kustom reverb that are their hallmark. Artwork by Haunt Love.

Thy Art Is Murder
– Holy War LP (Nuclear Blast)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Third album from the Australian deathcore band.

Tujurikkuja
- File: # 07 10" (Computer Tapes)
An improvised assemblage of tape hiss, sine-waves, reverb and an unnecessarily oppressive amount of compression, wires cross to create tracks with no real beginning or end. Something akin to randomly turning the dial on an old transistor radio while sneaking around an old, abandoned power-plant.

Ü
- Doobedoo Dub'e'dope LP (Ideal)
Deep, warm electronic dub by the late Joel Brindefalk (Contemporary Punk Unit, Egglady, Gulp, Pissf**khead, Sort Joey), who grew up on a healthy diet of industrial and synth music.

Piero Umiliani
- Intrigo A Los Angeles [OST/1964] 2xLP (Contempo)
the soundtrack to the 1964 spy movie directed by Romano Ferrara (Roy Freemount) and starring Carol Walker, Luciano Marin and Mary Luger. Featuring Nini Rosso, Chet Baker, Bill Gilmore, Marcello Boschi, Livio Cerveglieri, Gino Marinacci, Piero Umiliani, Berto Pisano, Jimmy Pratt, Franco Chiari, Enzo Grillini and many more.

Vanilla Fudge
– Spirit Of '67 LP (Cleopatra)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. A collection of covers including The Box Tops "The Letter," Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade Of Pale," The Who's "I Can See For Miles," Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin'" and more.

Various Artists
– Not The Same Old Blues Crap 1 LP (Fat Possum)
Compilation highlighting Fat Possum's affinity for classic down, dirty ‘n' depraved blues, featuring cuts by: T-Model Ford, Junior Kimbrough, 20 Miles, R.L. Burnside, Cedell Davis, Jelly Roll Kings, Elmo Williams, Robert Cage, and Hasil Adkins. Yellow vinyl.

Various Artists
- Jazz Expressions From The Italian Cinema (1963-1975) 2xLP (Semi-Automatic Records)
Jazz from the 1960s/1970s Italian cinema and library scene -- encompassing a wide scope of styles from hard bop, big band, and vocal choruses to smaller combo experimental and free jazz. Tracks from Ennio Morricone, Piero Piccioni, Piero Umiliani, Riz Ortolani, Mario Nascimbene, Nora Orlandi, Giorgio Gaslini, Armando Trovajoli, and Gianni Gerrio.

Various Artists
- Library of Sound Grooves: Obscure Psychedelic Manuscripts from the Italian Cinema (1967-1975) 2xLP (Semi-Automatic Records)
A magnificent concoction of freak beat, baroque pop, heavy rock, LSD exotica, and other mind-melting oddities from the Italian soundtrack/library scene of the 1960s/1970s. Featuring legendary composers such as Bruno Nicolai, Luis Bacalov, Piero Piccioni, The Sparrows, The Pawnshop, Gianni Marchetti, Roberto Righini, Riz Ortolani, Romano Rizzati, Lallo Gori, Carlo Pes, Alessandro Alessandroni, Berto Pisano, Jacques Chaumont, Giorgio Gaslini, Guido & Maurizio de Angelis, Florenza Mormile, Franco Micalizzi, Gian Piero & Gian Franco Reverberi, The T and 8, Sandro Brugnolini, Peppino de Luca, Dream Bags, Albert Verrecchia, Mario Migliardi, and Gianni Mazza.

Various Artists
– More Ethiopian Soul And Groove Vol. 3 LP (Heavenly Sweetness)
Third volume collecting essential pieces of the modern Ethiopian puzzle.

Vibracathedral Orchestra
– Rec Blast Motorbike LP+MP3 (VHF)
Rec Blast Motorbike marks the return of the mighty "classic" VCO lineup. Puts the group's radical instrumental strategies into a package of full-on rock action.
The Waterboys
– Fisherman's Blues [Reissue/1988] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing of this best-selling 1988 album from Mike Scott and the 'boys.
Fisherman's Blues marked a change in the sound of The Waterboys', abandoning their earlier grandiose rock sound for a mixture of traditional Irish music, traditional Scottish music, country music and rock and roll. The album divided critics and fans at first but has gone on to become The Waterboys' best-selling album.
Wilson Mckinley
- Spirit Of Elijah [Reissue/1971] LP (Lion Productions)
Wilson Mckinley - Heaven's Gonna Be A Blast! [Reissue/1972] LP (Lion Productions)
With beginnings firmly in the secular realm and a strong following in the Northwest, Wilson McKinley signed to Alshire Records (home of 101 Strings) and recorded one album under the label's 'acid-rock' moniker,
The California Poppy Pickers. With the proceeds from those sessions, they self-released a 7" EP in 1970. But then they met street minister Carl Parks, gave up the rock 'n' roll lifestyle and effectively ended the first incarnation of the group. Parks encouraged the remaining band members to pick up their instruments again to create music for a street meeting, and thus this 'Jesus rock' group was born.
Denison Witmer
– Are You A Dreamer? [2005] LP (New Granada)
First time on vinyl. While often compared to ‘70s classic songwriting relics like James Taylor and admitted influences Jackson Browne and Graham Nash, Witmer's earnest, idiosyncratic style has matured and now is more akin to Damien Jurado, Pedro The Lion or even Elliott Smith at times. The album is loosely conceptual, themed around all the aspects of dreams and the sense of hope that can be derived from them. Contributors to
Are You A Dreamer include Sufjan Stevens, The Innocence Mission's Don and Karen Peris, Ester Drang's James McAlister, and Shara Worden all filling out the sound of Witmer's personal narrative tales.
Woolworms
– Everything Seems Obvious 7" (Hockey Dad)
Vancouver's most popular punk-house party band, return with a new four-song EP of heavy fuzz gaze.

Zedd
– True Colors 2xLP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
True Colors is the second studio album by Russian-German Grammy-winning electronic dance musician. Features a guest appearance by Selena Gomez on "I Want To Know You."
for the week of 17 july 2015...
Stacks Image 6864
>The Cocteau Twins
– Tiny Dynamine/Echoes In A Shallow Bay [Reissue/1985] LP+MP3 (4AD)

– The Pink Opaque [Reissue/1986] LP+MP3 (4AD)
With a history of releasing singles between albums, the two EPs of
Tiny Dynamine and Echoes In A Shallow Bay were originally released two weeks apart back in November 1985. Seen as companion pieces, they both acted as a precursor to their fourth studio album, Victorialand. 30 years later, they're now being married together on to one piece of vinyl, completed with reformatted artwork. A year later, in 1986, The Pink Opaque brought together the best of the Cocteau Twins' early works to become their first official release in the US. Already a cult band on college radio, some classics like "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" and "Aikea-Guinea" were given new mixes for this release, while it also featured "Millimillenary," the first run out for incoming band member Simon Raymonde.
Stacks Image 6850
>Joy Division
– Still [Reissue/1981] 2xLP (Rhino)
– Substance [Reissue/1988] 2xLP (Rhino)
2007 remaster versions pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl.
Stacks Image 6806
>Parliament – Mothership Connection [Reissue/1975] LP (UMe)
Mothership Connection was the fourth album by funk band Parliament. It became Parliament's first album to be certified gold and later platinum. The Library Of Congress added the album to the National Recording Registry in 2011, declaring "Mothership Connection has had an enormous influence on jazz, rock and dance music." Part of the Respect The Classics vinyl reissue campaign, this repress features a limited edition lenticular 3D cover.
Stacks Image 6838
>Symmetry – The Messenger LP (Italians Do It Better)
Symmetry is the instrumental project of Johnny Jewel of Chromatics.
Stacks Image 6817
>Zero 7 – Simple Things [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Atlantic)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of the debut album by the British electronica duo.
Simple Things features vocals by Sia Furler (on tracks "Destiny" and "Distractions"), Mozez (on "I Have Seen," "Simple Things" and "This World") and Sophie Barker (on "Destiny," "In the Waiting Line" and "Spinning"). The album peaked at #28 on the UK Charts Top 75, staying in the charts for 43 weeks.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
>Birds Of Paradise
– Untitled 7" (Solid Sex Lovie Doll)
Fourth release from Montreal's favorites Roy Vucino (Sexareenos, PC Gangbangs, PYPY) and Hannah Lewis delivering two smoked out and mournful folk/psych/pop/blues turns.

>Blank Pages
– No Reception b/w Golden Chains 7" (Dirt Cult)
Berlin's Blank Pages returns with two new dark melodic punk songs that sound a bit like The Marked Men covering the Wipers. Recorded in Portland, OR during their recent successful US tour, this is the perfect follow up to their self-titled LP, released on Dirt Cult in 2014. Sadly, the band announced that they are calling it quits and did their last European tour, but that doesn't mean this single is any less crucial.

>The Charlatans
– Melting Pop [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Beggars Banquet)
The Charlatans is a long-standing UK indie rock band, founded in 1989 in the West Midlands by bassist Martin Blunt, marketed in North America as The Charlatans UK due to copyright issues with the '60s San Francisco psych rock group with the same name.
Melting Pot is a greatest hits album featuring tracks from their time at Beggars Banquet Records between 1990 and 1997. This is the first vinyl reissue since 1998.
>Ray Charles
– In Person [Reissue/1960] LP (Pure Pleasure)
This is the most cathartic of all Ray Charles' recordings. On two tracks, "The Right Time" and "Tell The Truth"—both shared with the Raelettes' lead singer, Marjorie Hendricks—the music transcends art to become powerfully shamanistic. It remains one of the greatest rhythm and blues albums of all time.

>Chromatics
– Running From The Sun 7" (Italians Do It Better)
A collection of unreleased material from Chromatics
Kill For Love sessions. "After hours of tracking at the studio in Montreal, we'd clear the channels on the mixer, open a bottle of wine, and feel around in the dark, working our way through the atmospheric elements and peeling back layers of rhythm. Throwing the songs into the abstract pile and playing them while driving home in the snow."—Johnny Jewel
>Circa Waves
– T-shirt Weather 10" (Virgin)
Circa Waves are a British indie-rock band formed in Liverpool in 2013, and have toured with The 1975.

>George Clinton
– Computer Games [Reissue/1982] LP (UMe)
Computer Games is the debut solo album by funk musician George Clinton. Conceived in the aftermath of a period marked by financial and personal struggles for Clinton, the album restored his popularity. The single "Loopzilla" hit the Top 20 R&B charts, followed by "Atomic Dog" which reached #1. Part of the Respect The Classics vinyl reissue campaign, this repress features a limited edition lenticular 3D cover.
>The Cocteau Twins
– Tiny Dynamine/Echoes In A Shallow Bay [Reissue/1985] LP+MP3 (4AD)
The Cocteau Twins
– The Pink Opaque [Reissue/1986] LP+MP3 (4AD)
With a history of releasing singles between albums, the two EPs of
Tiny Dynamine and Echoes In A Shallow Bay were originally released two weeks apart back in November 1985. Seen as companion pieces, they both acted as a precursor to their fourth studio album, Victorialand. 30 years later, they're now being married together on to one piece of vinyl, completed with reformatted artwork. A year later, in 1986, The Pink Opaque brought together the best of the Cocteau Twins' early works to become their first official release in the US. Already a cult band on college radio, some classics like "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" and "Aikea-Guinea" were given new mixes for this release, while it also featured "Millimillenary," the first run out for incoming band member Simon Raymonde.
>Miles Davis
– Young Man With A Horn [Reissue/1952] 10" (Blue Note)
Miles Davis – Vol 1. [Reissue/1952] 10" (Blue Note)
Miles Davis – Vol 2. [Reissue/1953] 10" (Blue Note)
Young Man With A Horn is a mono recording by the great jazz trumpeter which was recorded and released by Blue Note in 1952. All songs were originally released as singles, with the exception of the track "How Deep Is the Ocean." Vol. 1 and 2 are a pair of compilation releases freaturing alternate takes of recordings from the early '50s. Part of the overall Blue Note 75th Anniversary vinyl reissue initiative.
>Drab Majesty
– Careless LP (Dais)
Currently the drummer for Los Angeles lo-fi rock ensemble Marriages and having honed an unorthodox home recording style, Deb Demure of Drab Majesty sources his sounds from a repository of "mid-fi" synthesizers and other lesser-quality instruments. Dreamy dark shoegaze in the vein of Felt, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Depeche Mode, The Cure.

>The Ex
- The Ex At The Bimhuis (1991-2015) 2xCD (Ex Records)
A compilation of the highlights from almost 25 years of The Ex's live history at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam -- one of the world's leading jazz clubs. Some 12 exciting concerts wnd festivals with dozens of amazing guests from all over the planet, such as Han Benniink, Wolter Wirbos, Ab Baars and comedian Herr Seele, The October Meeting, Han Buhrs Podium Prijs, ICP Jubille, The Ex Orkest, Getatchew Mekuria, including a New Year's Eve Party, two nights the 33 1/3 Festival, and the recent concert for Concert For Children.

>The Gaslight Anthem
– The '59 Sound [Reissue/2009] LP+MP3 (SideOneDummy)
Extremely limited translucent yellow vinyl reissue of The Gaslight Anthem's breakthrough 2009 album in gatefold sleeve.

>Golden Pelicans
– Oldest, Ride Longest Line LP (Total Punk)
On
Oldest Ride, Longest Line the Pelicans bolster their patented thug punk attack with monstrous riffs straight out of the seventies Aussie hard rock playbook. Think of an alternate reality where Black Flag got stuck on Rose Tattoo instead of Black Sabbath and you're almost there.
>Coleman Hawkins
– At Ease With Coleman Hawkins [Reissue/1960] LP (Fantasy)
Recorded in 1960 by the inimitable Rudy Van Gelder at his studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
At Ease With Coleman Hawkins finds tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins (nicknamed Hawk) effortlessly gliding through eight outstanding tracks in his trademark breathy tone. Miles Davis once said, "When I heard Hawk, I learned to play ballads," and At Ease… shows why – at every turn – Hawkins blows with cool, understated beauty.
>Jeezy
– Seen It All [2014] LP (Def Jam)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl.
Seen It All includes guest appearances from Akon, Jay-Z, The Game, Rick Ross, Lil Boosie and Future.
>Joy Division
– Still [Reissue/1981] 2xLP (Rhino)
Joy Division – Substance [Reissue/1988] 2xLP (Rhino)
2007 remaster versions pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl.

>Sk Kakraba
– Yonye LP (Sun Ark)
Sk Kakraba Lobi is a master xylophonist from Ghana. SK is a master of the Gyil, meaning he is both an instrument maker and virtuoso performer. The Gyil is the primary instrument of the Lobi, Sisala and Dagara people of Norther Ghana, constructed of 14 wood slats suspended over calabash gourds that have been fitted with resonators.

>Magas
– Heads Plus 12"+MP3 (Midwich)
Bombastic and hallucinatory all-instrumental wallop that fuses howling ARP Odyssey, capricious Juno funk and fuzzed Rhodes anchored to the ever-present throb of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. Housed in an eye-popping full-color UV gloss jacket featuring artwork by renowned sci-fi illustrator, Mark Salwowski.

>Man Overboard
– Heavy Love LP+MP3 (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the pop/punk band, produced by Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, The Descendents, A Day To Remember).

>Dan Melchior & Russell Walker
– In Durham LP (Kill Shaman)
The first full length release from the ever-prolific duo of Dan Melchior and Russell Walker (Bomber Jackets, Pheromonas, Lloyd Pack) in thirteen tracks of late night noodles. The new LP strays a bit from the kraut-influenced space rock of last year's 7" debut and portrays the breadth of their influences with ambient voiceovers, drinking songs, blues trash rippers, and manic pop songs. Melchior's signature fuzzed-out guitar flurries and psychedelic synthesizer banter play nicely against Walker's talk-singing poetry to create what is ultimately a very ethereal and hypnotically pleasant set of pop songs. Samples, synths, and live tracks were recorded over a weekend in 2014 when Walker visited Melchior in Durham, hence the clever title.

>Midnight
– Into The Night LP (Drag City)
Midnight is one of those "shoulda/woulda/coulda" bands that might actually have made it had their utter youthfulness not got in the way. Formed in the outskirts of Chicago and raised on Uriah Heep, James Gang, and Black Sabbath,
Into The Night was put to tape in 1977, privately released in 1978. The LP certainly covers all the heavy bases with a wickedly raw mix, at times sounding like proto-doomers Pentagram, with the odd, occasional boogie number and power-ballad as well.
>Moon Pool & Dead Band
– MEQ 2x12" (Midwich)
Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) and David Shettler (SSM, The Sights) present an album of swinging, dirty, analog techno-funk, created with mountains of old synthesizers.
MEQ consists of mixes of their earliest track, reworked by some of Detroit's best producers: Patrick Russell, BMG, JTC, Ice Cold Crissy, Michael Dykehouse, Erno The Inferno, and Nate Young (in Wolf Eyes mode). Housed in wide full-color UV gloss jacket featuring artwork by renowned sci-fi illustrator, Mark Salwowski.
>Mugstar
– US Tour 7" (Chunklet)
The incredibly prolific psych collective Mugstar (Liverpool, UK) are back at it with a platter that was originally intended as a tour single for their first US tour this past month. After working with Damo Suzuki (Can) and the peerless Important records, they've now signed to Rock Action (label owned by Mogwai) and this is a glimpse of what's around the corner for their next full length. "Kabuki Skull" and "Goat Head" seem to exhibit more of a stoner drone vibe than anything they've done recently.

>Willie Nelson
– Always On My Mind [Reissue/1982] LP (Friday Music)
With 1982's
Always On My Mind, Willie Nelson created one of the most successful top charting hit albums of all time. The LP features Willie's vocal and guitar interpretations on the definitive outlaw version of Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" (featuring Waylon Jennings), his melancholy #1 title track "Always On My Mind," plus an incredible reading of Aretha Franklin's "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man." Alongside great versions of tunes like "Bridge Over Trouble Water" by Simon & Garfunkel, you also get some masterful Willie Nelson originals like the LP's closer "The Party's Over."
>Old Wounds
– The Suffering Spirit LP (Good Fight Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "The young New Jersey hardcore band make a significant creative leap on their scorching new album." – Pop Matters

>Graham Parker And The Rumour
– Mystery Glue LP (UMe)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Graham Parker And The Rumour, one of the UK's pioneering pre-punk bands, returns with a new album,
Mystery Glue. Written in Parker's second home of New York and recorded in just six days in the legendary RAK studios in London, Mystery Glue is a real return to form for this seminal British songwriter and powerhouse band, which features its original lineup of Parker, Bob Andrews, Brinsley Schwarz, Martin Belmont, Andrew Bodnar and Stephen Goulding.
>Parliament
– Mothership Connection [Reissue/1975] LP (UMe)
Mothership Connection was the fourth album by funk band Parliament. It became Parliament's first album to be certified gold and later platinum. The Library Of Congress added the album to the National Recording Registry in 2011, declaring "Mothership Connection has had an enormous influence on jazz, rock and dance music." Part of the Respect The Classics vinyl reissue campaign, this repress features a limited edition lenticular 3D cover.
>Basil Poledouris
– Robocob [OST/1987] 2xLP+MP3 (Milan)
Directed by "enfant terrible" Paul Verhoeven (
Basic Instinct, Total Recall), and starring Peter Weller, Robocop tells the story of a terminally wounded cop in a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit who returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. Robocop features an amazing score by Basil Poledouris (Conan The Barbarian, The Hunt For Red October). Silver vinyl.
>Rambutan
– Inverted Summer LP+MP3 (Fabrica)
Utilizing various electronics, synthesizers, tapes, guitar, and bass,
Inverted Summer is a sprawling, wide-angle piece of work, yielding deep zones of textural soundscaping that can soothe and unsettle in equal measure. The album captures Rambutan's thick, dubby atmospherics in all their glory, revealing Hardiman to be a sound artist whose improvisational techniques are as formidable as his sense of structure and development.
>Lou Reed
– Banging On My Drums 3xLP (Keyhole)
This superb live triple LP set contains rare recordings made by the legendary Lou Reed in America, Canada, Australia, and Holland between 1975 and 1977. Taking in Velvet Underground classics, gems from his incredible solo albums from the period, and a smattering of unreleased tracks, it finds him at what is arguably the peak of his powers, and comes complete with rare photos and an illuminating background interview. Previously released on CD in 2014.

>Paul Revere & The Raiders
– The Spirit Of '67 [Reissue/1966] LP (Friday Music)
Often considered one of the best albums of the Summer Of Love era,
The Spirit Of '67 features some of The Raiders' biggest hit singles, with their equally important LP tracks. HQ-180gm translucent red vinyl.
>Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon
– In Paris [Reissue/1962] LP (Fantasy)
Recorded live in Paris,
In Paris captures the two blues legends accompanying each other (Slim on piano, Dixon on bass) and trading lead vocals, backed by drummer Phillipe Combelle.
>Styx
– Equinox [Reissue/1975] LP (A&M)
Styx – Crystal Ball [Reissue/1976] LP (A&M)
Styx – The Grand Illusion [Reissue/1977] LP (A&M)
Styx – Pieces Of Eight [Reissue/1978] LP (A&M)
Styx – Cornerstone [Reissue/1979] LP (A&M)
Styx – Paradise Theatre [Reissue/1980] LP (A&M)
Styx – Kilroy Was Here [Reissue/1983] LP (A&M)
Styx – Caught In The Act Live [Reissue/1983] 2xLP (A&M)
Styx – The A&M Albums 1975-1984 9xLP (A&M)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the AOR/classic rock band's A&M discography. Also available: A 9xLP box set collecting each of these reissues -- appropriately titled
The A&M Albums 1975-1984.
>Symmetry
– The Messenger LP (Italians Do It Better)
Symmetry is the instrumental project of Johnny Jewel of Chromatics.

>Teen Men
– Teen Men LP+MP3 (Bar/None)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Teen Men are Nick Krill and Joe Hobson from The Spinto Band Along with artists Albert Birney and Catharine Maloney. The Teen Men sound is a mix of melodic-psychedelic guitar, keyboard, samples and electronic/ambient tones. "… A sound akin to the soundtrack of a mellow seaside discotheque… glides with a gentle force." -- The Wild Honey Pie

>The Thing
– Untitled LP (Solid Sex Lovie Doll)
Existing for the blink of an eye in Chicago 2013, only a small group of lucky losers got to witness the birth of Thing. After a year of gestation, Rich Crook (Lover!, Lost Sounds, Reatards) returned with a fully developed band and and album's worth of punk n' roll rippers, replete with power poop hooks, Ramones riffage and the wall of Kustom reverb that are their hallmark. Artwork by Haunt Love.

>Richard Thompson
– Still 2xLP(Fantasy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Richard Thompson's 16th solo album
Still closes with an unusual homage to his longstanding sources of inspiration. It's called 'Guitar Heroes,' and though it's predominantly a standard jump blues, it's laced with extended interludes in which Thompson — arguably the most under-appreciated guitar hero currently recording — tips his hat to Django Reinhardt, Les Paul and other titans. Each detour is rendered in an idiomatically correct rhythm, and each shows Thompson's command of the relevant style. It's like a high-speed history class, taught by one who has pondered, in depth, the signature sounds and moves of the greats" – NPR. Produced by Jeff Tweedy.
>Big Mama Thornton
- Big Mama: The Queen At Monterey [Reissue/1967] LP (Arhoolie)
Recorded in San Francisco, Calif. April 25th, 1966. For this set, Willie Mae Thornton was backed by Muddy Waters and his knockout lineup of blues heavyweights, including Otis Spann (keys), James Cotton (harmonica), Sammy Lawhorn (guitar), Luther Johnson (bass), and Fracis Clay (drums). Gold vinyl.

>The Tobacconists
– A Secret Place LP+MP3 (Fabrica)
The Tobacconists are Scott Foust (Idea Fire Company / Swill Radio) and Frans de Waard (Kapotte Muziek / Korm Plastics).
A Secret Place work differs from their first LP by its inclusion of bass guitar, rhythms, and synthesizers. Scott Foust calls himself a "one man Dome (Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis' post-Wire project) promotion army" and admirer of Gilbert & Lewis' recorded output of the 1980s, but he's not alone: both Mike and Frans are massive fans too, so they decided this new record should have some of those signature Dome bass lines and general playfulness. Translucent green vinyl.
>Try The Pie
– Domestication LP (Salinas)
Ex-members of Sourpatch from San Jose, CA playing jangly indie-pop.

>Ultravox
– Vienna [Reissue/1980] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
HQ-180gm vinyl LP repressing of the fourth studio album by the British new wave band.
Vienna was the first album to feature Midge Ure taking over lead vocal duties from original frontman John Foxx. The album was also the first hit album for the band, who were lumped in with the New Romantic scene alongside Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet and Visage (the band that Ure and Ultravox keyboardist Billy Currie first worked together in).
>Unicorn
– Playing With Light [2004] LP (Fabrica)
Issued a decade ago as a CD on Housepig, Unicorn's beautiful and sinister album
Playing With Light is re-introduced to listeners as a rearranged and remastered LP. Unicorn is WT Nelson, known previously as party to '90s avant-hardcore outfit Man Is The Bastard and its spawn, the prolific Bastard Noise. Playing With Light features three tracks originally prepared to accompany short films by Stephanie Miller, and, interspersed with standalone compositions, work cohesively to live in a world where the alien oscilloscapes of Bastard Noise merge with earthy synths and electric mandocello.
>Velvet Teen
– All Is Illusory LP (Top Shelf)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
All Is Illusory marks the shape-shifting indie rock band's fourth album and is the long-awaited and elegant follow-up to 2006's Cum Laude! that was recorded and co-produced by Steve Choi (Rx Bandits, Peace'd Out) and Roger Camero (No Motiv, Peace'd Out). From its gorgeous, swirling electronics to its harder, angular, '90s-leaning flourishes of grunge, indie and emo, All Is Illusory is a welcome return for a band whose varied influences are still very much intact after its short silence.
>Versus The World
– Homesick/Roadsick LP (Kung Fu)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The dense, pop-punk pedigree of Versus The World is the foundation for some of the most exciting post-hardcore troubadour jams to ever emerge from the west coast. Homesick/Roadsick is their new full-length album -- featuring members of Lagwagon and The Ataris.

>The Waterboys
– Room To Roam [Reissue/1990] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
Room to Roam was the fifth album by The Waterboys. It continued the folk rock sound of 1988's Fisherman's Blues. The album was recorded at Spiddal House in Galway, where the last recording sessions from the preceding album, Fisherman's Blues, had been recorded. Room To Roam would be the last of The Waterboys' folk-rock sound until the release of Universal Hall in 2003. HQ-180gm.
>What's Eating Gilbert
– That New Sound You're Looking For LP (Hopeless)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. What's Eating Gilbert is the brainchild of New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert. Their debut album
That New Sound You're Looking For is an ode and throwback to power-pop of yesteryears.
>Zero 7
– Simple Things [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Atlantic)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of the debut album by the British electronica duo.
Simple Things features vocals by Sia Furler (on tracks "Destiny" and "Distractions"), Mozez (on "I Have Seen," "Simple Things" and "This World") and Sophie Barker (on "Destiny," "In the Waiting Line" and "Spinning"). The album peaked at #28 on the UK Charts Top 75, staying in the charts for 43 weeks.
for the week of 10 july 2015...
Stacks Image 6754
The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – S/T CD/LP (Colemine)
San Diego's The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is here with their debut full-length on Colemine Records. Laid back vibes, funky rhythms, and heavy instrumental goodness are the order for the day.

Recommended for fans of hard-hitting funk and blissed-out instrumental soul, such as: El Michel's Affair, Will Sessions, Budos Band, and Menahan Street Band.
Stacks Image 6733
Mates Of State – You're Gonna Make It 12"+MP3 (Barsuk)
"In time for the summer season, Mates Of State return with a pop supreme sampling in the form of the
You're Going To Make It EP. The husband and wife duo of Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel have shed any rock elements that existed in past singles such as 'Palomino.' While they have usually maintained a balanced sound, this EP is mainly a pop endeavor; through swooning synth and wavering melody, Mates Of State have delivered a promising preview of what may be in some future full-length: a smooth, pop showcase." -- In Your Speakers
Stacks Image 6746
Die Antwoord – Ten$ion [Reissue/2012] LP (Downtown)
Die Antwoord lead vocalist Ninja (born Watkin Tudor Jones) was a part of the South African hip-hop scene for many years, fronting such acts as The Original Evergreens, Max Normal, F**knrad and The Constructus Corporation. He is known for adopting different stage personas. In the case of Die Antwoord his persona is Ninja: a hyper violent character who is very different from his previous incarnations. Die Antwoord's sophomore album
Ten$ion is back in print on vinyl.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
Abrasive Wheels – When The Punks Go Marching In! [Reissue/1982] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
When The Punks Go Marching In! is the 1982 debut album by punk legends Abrasive Wheels. Hailing from Leeds, the band was seldom out of the independent charts between 1980 and 1984 when they split. 140gm clear vinyl repress.
Barry Adamson
– Moss Side Story [Reissue/1989] LP (Mute)
Barry Adamson - Oedipus Schomedipus [Reissue/1996] LP (Mute)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of a couple of releases by Barry Adamson (ex-Magazine/Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds). AllMusic: "Adamson's skill in layering and devising unusual sound textures still qualifies him as one of experimental rock's more imaginative composers and producers."

Alchemist
– Retarded Alligator Beats LP (ALC)
Retarded Alligator Beats is the next installment of Alchemist's instrumental LP series, featuring unreleased beats that have not appeared on any other record in any other format. Recorded in the summer of 2013 in Alchemist's own ALC Laboratories in Santa Monica, Retarded Alligator Beats showcases another dimension of Al's repertoire, with his production taking center stage aside from a memorable Action Bronson appearance. Hand drawn artwork by Vice Art Director Nick Gazin.
Aziz Ansari
– Buried Alive: An Evening Of Bewilderment & Delusion 2xLP (Comedy Central)
Standup comedian Aziz Ansari presents his third standup album, where he shares his uniquely hilarious perspective on fears of adulthood, babies, marriage, and more. Ansari's look at life on the cusp of 30 years old is smart, unfiltered, and hysterical.

Antlers
– A Gaze Into The Abyss LP (Vendetta)
"[Antlers] are proof that punks can play black metal. The music ranges from atmospheric midtempo black metal to the fast stuff. Due to the highly left-wing political background of their ex-bands it seems to be sure, that Antlers is another black metal band which is cool (aka antifascist) plus their music sounds f**king awesome."—Morbus Blastbeats

The Ballantynes
- Dark Drives, Life Signs LP (La-Ti-Da)
Soaked in the tradition of northern soul all-nighters, Vancouver six piece The Ballantynes aim for hip moving party starters and rear view reflections that keep hope, as well as keep the faith on their first full length effort, Dark Drives, Life Sign. A gang of fans, dance floor regulars, and record collectors, The Ballantynes have garnered a reputation for pulling from that passion to deliver a sweat soaked, no-one-left-standing-still live show, and since their first appearance at the tail end of 2011, have supported soul and garage heavies like Lee Fields & The Expressions, Reigning Sound, The Oblivians, King Dude, and Roky Erickson
Count Basie
– Basie Jam [Reissue/1975] LP (Concord Jazz)
Recorded December 10, 1973. Count Basie piano & organ, Louie Bellson drums, Ray Brown bass, Irving Ashby guitar, J.J. Johnson trombone, Harry Edison trumpet, Eddie Davis tenor sax, Zoot Sims tenor sax. HQ-180gm.

Biff Bang Pow
– Waterbomb [2003] LP (Poppy Disc)
The original Creation band, led by Creation Records founders Alan McGee and Dick Green through a dizzying range of styles in their time, from psychedelia to the further shores of Neil Young, with a line-up that at various times included Andrew Innes, Joe Foster, Ed Ball, Phillip King and many other reprobates who should have been in jail long ago.

Scott H. Biram
– The Dirty Old One Man Band [2005] LP (Bloodshot)
Scott H. Biram – Graveyard Shift [2006] LP (Bloodshot)
First time on vinyl. "Biram's music is country, but it's marinated in the blues, metal, punk, boogie and maybe battery acid. His tunes unspool like the terrifying, arm-flapping, sweat drenched apocalyptic visions of an insane preacher... the perfect soundtrack for driving down that lost highway at 99 miles per hour." -- Texas Music Monthly

Black Milk
– If There's A Hell Below [Instrumentals) 2xLP (Computer Ugly)
Previously released on RSD 2015 -- double LP features the previously unreleased instrumentals showcasing the versatility and impact of Black Milk's production.

Blackboard Jungle
– I Like It Alot [Reissue/1991] LP (Cleopatra)
Reissue of the classic 1991 album by one of the Sunset Strip's biggest cult acts, produced by Faster Pussycat's Brent Muscat and pressed onto HQ-180gm vinyl.

Bosse-De-Nage
– All Fours LP (The Flenser)
Recently released on CD by Profound Lore – now available on vinyl. New release from the Bay Area extreme metal band -- an intriguing mix of visceral black metal and classic early-'90s indie rock/screamo.

Broken Talent
– Rules No One LP (Florida's Dying)
Broken Talent was kind of like Miami's Flipper.
Rules No One consists of 14 tracks compiling the Blood Slut 7", and various tracks off of their cassette releases on T.P.O.S. All recorded between 1984-1985, and includes liner notes from the band's bass player Malcolm Tent.
Clifford Brown
– Warm! LP (Jazz Wax)
The multiple studio recording sessions Brown made during his brief career show both his prolific capacity and the high respect his fellow musicians and the recording industry had for his talents and reliability. Even Charlie Parker expressed his enthusiasm to Brownie after hearing him play. "The name of Clifford Brown will always remain synonymous with the very essence of musical and moral maturity," wrote Quincy Jones in Down Beat magazine in 1956, the week after Brown died in a car accident at the age of twenty-five. "This name," continued Jones, "will stand as a symbol of the ideals every young jazz musician should strive to attain. This name also represents a musician who had intelligent understanding and awareness of social, moral, and economic problems which constantly confuse the jazz musician, sometimes to the point of hopeless rebellion."

Joshua Burkett
– Gold Cosmos [Reissue/2001] LP (Feeding Tube)
A brilliant and unique alloy, wearing the fingerprints of a vast array of outsider artists who created their own weird universes under the guise of "folk music" -- from Dave Bixby to Dana Westover, Perry Leopold, Ed Askew. Features performances by Dredd Foole, Matt Valentine, Ben Chasny, and Chris Corsano.

Café Del Mundo
– In Passion: Live At Theaterhaus Stuttgart LP (Fine Music)
Two extraordinary guitarists play their own version of flamenco, mixed with jazz, in a live setting.

Cathedral
– In Memoriam [Reissue/1999] LP (Rise Above)
"When doom stalwarts Cathedral threw in the towel back in 2013, they left behind a legacy of crunching tunes and hard rocking grooves. It had been 24 years since their formation, and their morbid tales originated with a self-published tape bearing the title
In Memorium. This four-track demo featured the vocal talents of ex-Napalm Death frontman Lee Dorrian, as well as Acid Reign's Gaz Jennings on guitars, both of whom would helm Cathedral until its final breath. In 1999 the debut was repackaged as In Memoriam, on Dorrian's own Rise Above Records, adding five live cuts from the band's early days. With Cathedral now a thing of the past, this 25th-anniversary reissue is fitting both in name and content, providing another gaze towards where it all began" – The Metal Observer. CD version due July 24.
Chicago
– Chicago II [Reissue/1970] 2xLP (Friday Music)
Chicago II was the second chapter in a long line of multiplatinum smash albums for Chicago which begun in 1969. HQ-180gm gatefold.
Alice Coltrane
– Universal Consciousness [Reissue/1971] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Vinyl reissue of Cotrane's fifth album, originally released on Impulse! in 1971. While her previous albums pushed the limits of spiritual free jazz and featured much of her late husband's band,
Universal Consciousness expands the harpist/pianist's compositional palette with organ and strings (working with Ornette Coleman).
Crippled Black Phoenix
– I, Vigilante [2010] 2xLP (Kscope)
Kscope 2010's critically acclaimed album from progressive/post-rock group Crippled Black Phoenix sees its first ever vinyl release.
I, Vigilante is now available as double LP, with three sides of music and a fourth side featuring a cover artwork etching on HQ-180gm black vinyl.
Cut Up
– Forensic Nightmares LP (Metal Blade)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Cut Up was founded by drummer Tobias Gustafsson and vocalist/bassist Erik Rundqvist in early 2014. After disbanding Vomitory by the end of 2013 after 24 years of death metal duty, the two felt it obvious to continue creating death metal together. Very soon, guitarist Anders Bertilsson and guitarist/vocalist Andreas Bjornson were recruited and Cut Up was complete.

Dada Plan
– The Madness Hides LP (Kingfisher Bluez) The follow-up to last year's A Dada Plan Is Free, shows Vancouver's Dada Plan at the top of their game. Jazzy, dystopian, psychedelic pop. Features a silk-screened cover in black or red. "futurist-psychedelia [mixed] with roots-jazz."—Noisey
Dalis Car
– InGladAloneness [2012] LP (Kscope)
Kscope, over the next 12 months are due to be releasing a series of Mick Karn records, probably best known for his work with Japan. The campaign begins with this reissue of a 2012 five-track EP he did with Dalis Car -- his band with Peter Murphy from Bauhaus.

Dead Prez
– Let's Get Free [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Get On Down)
Double-LP reissue of Dead Prez's 2000 debut -- a welcome return to provocative and often radically political rhetoric that hearkened back to hip-hop forebears including The Coup, Public Enemy, and KRS-One.

Christobal Tapia De Veer
– Utopia [2013] 2xLP (Silva Screen)
One of the most critically acclaimed scores of 2013,
Utopia Series One's soundtrack is now issued on HQ-180gm yellow vinyl for the third time. Previously only 800 of these have been pressed. The score features instruments ranging from a rare Chilean trutruka recorded in Borough tube station to the percussion sounds of a rhino turd from Zimbabwe. This one of the most eclectic and innovative scores in a long while and was specially mastered for vinyl.
as it comes.

Della Mae
– Della Mae LP (Rounder)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. With an approach that's steeped in tradition yet firmly rooted in the present, Della Mae draws from a well of influences to create vibrantly original music that conveys their expansive musical vision with timeless lyrical truths and a contemporary sensibility all their own, placing them alongside such young acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Die Antwoord
– Ten$ion [Reissue/2012] LP (Downtown)
Die Antwoord lead vocalist Ninja (born Watkin Tudor Jones) was a part of the South African hip-hop scene for many years, fronting such acts as The Original Evergreens, Max Normal, F**knrad and The Constructus Corporation. He is known for adopting different stage personas. In the case of Die Antwoord his persona is Ninja: a hyper violent character who is very different from his previous incarnations. Die Antwoord's sophomore album
Ten$ion is back in print on vinyl.
Dishrags
– Three (1978-79) 12" (Supreme Echo)
Formed in 1976, the Dishrags may very well have been the first all women punk rock group in North America. This LP features 14 previously unreleased recordings plus their first three-song single, two songs recorded for a compilation and more.

Dokken
– Dream Warriors (Theme From A Nightmare On Elm Street 3) b/w Into The Fire [Reissue/1973] 7" (One Way Static)
Theme song from Wes Craven's 1987 classic
A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors composed and performed by pop/hair metal band Dokken.
Download
– Microscopic [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Artoffact)
Download's 1995 EP has been expanded with a rare remix of "Attalal (Virtual Flower)" and pressed on red vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Also includes the Biosphere remix of "Attalal" and vocals by Genesis P. Orridge on "Omniman (Remix)."

Kevin Drumm
– Back Room LP (Monotype)
Analog electronic noise that covers the range of Drumm's often-brutal compositions.

The Electric Flag (an American Music Band)
– The Trip LP+MP3 (Curb)
Legendary director Roger Corman, known for his B-movies for the American International Pictures, had filmed 1967's
The Trip about an LSD trip. The filming was done during a 17-day period in and around Sunset Strip in Los Angeles and starred Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg, Bruce Dern, Salli Sachse and Dennie Hopper. Gram Parson's International Submarine Band was originally suggested to record the soundtrack but Corman did not feel that Parson's group's music fit the movie. Peter Fonda suggested Bloomfield's band, which did not yet have a name.
The recording was done over a ten-day period for Sidewalk Records, owned by Mike Curb, which had distribution through Capitol Records. The movie was released and the soundtrack followed a short time later. It was a landmark album that broke barriers, and featured a mixed racial group that played a unique blend of blues, rock, classical and avant-garde music—the first rock band to have horns (ahead of Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tears) and the first to feature a Moog synthesizer. Since the band did not have a name, the group was credited as The American Music Band.

Danny Elfman
– Nightbreed [OST/1990] LP (Waxwork)
Waxwork Records and Morgan Creek are proud to present the deluxe LP reissue of Danny Elfman's score to Clive Barker's
Nightbreed. Long out of print and prohibitively expensive, the original soundtrack release of Nightbreed has become a sought after collectable LP for horror fans and vinyl soundtrack enthusiasts alike. Features remastered audio, incredible full package artwork by Rich Kelly, HQ-180gm color vinyl, and high quality packaging.
The Exploited
– Apocalypse Tour 1981 [Reissue/1987] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
The Exploited – On Stage [Reissue/1984] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
The Exploited – Totally Exploited [Reissue/1984] 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
The Exploited – Dogs Of War Live LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
HQ-180gm deluxe color vinyl reissues.

Folque
– Folque [Reissue/1974] LP (Round 2)
On this seminal Norwegian album originally released on Philips in 1974, Folque -- inspired by UK peers like Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention and Swedens Kebnekaise -- set off to create their own domestic take on progressive folk/rock with Norwegian lyrics. Armed with the traditional Harding Fiddle, dulcimer, mandolins, electric guitars, glorious vocals and a set of songs based on the traditional Norwegian folk music heritage along with some adaptations of traditional English repertoire they created this utterly unique album.

Ford Proco/Coil
- Expansion Naranja / Escuacion De Las Estrellas 12" (Mannequin)
Previously unreleased collaboration between Mexican industrial godfathers Ford Proco, formed in 1986, and UK electronic pioneers Peter Christopherson and John Balance aka Coil, recorded in autumn 1999. Apparently Ford Proco members Robert Proco and Wito LaVolt met Christopherson in L.A. on the occasion of a performance by The Orb, and Christopherson later invited them to be extras for Ice-T videos. These tracks feature Christopherson on sax, drums, and effects, and John Balance providing his magnificent voice.

Gel Set
– Human Salad LP (Moniker)
This is darkwave at its artistic peak, dispersed in common experience, all the while retaining nuanced affectation and hip moving backing tracks.

Jody Glenham And The Dreamers
– RSVP 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Vancouver's Jody Glenham returns with two more tracks of sublime Mazzy-Star-esque dream pop. Limited copies on turquoise vinyl.

Rachel Grimes
– The Clearing LP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Rachel Grimes is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky – most renowned for her work in Rachel's, the groundbreaking chamber-rock ensemble that introduced an entire generation of underground rock fans to the unexpected similarities and appeal of neoclassical music. Grimes has toured the world as a solo pianist, and as a collaborator with chamber ensembles such as Portland Cello Project, astrïd, Cicada, The Amsterdam Sinfonietta Trio, and Orchestra Kandinskij. Unhurried, at times fleeting, and stretching into the sky,
The Clearing is a winding path of transient moments exploring personal memory, relationships, and mystery from a deeply internal place.
Steve Gunn
– Boerum Palace [Reissue/2009] LP+MP3 (Three Lobed)
Boerum Palace is Steve Gunn's second album, originally released in 2009. The album starts off with a headlong rush into the hypnotic "Mr. Franklin." Gunn's fluid playing style, especially as portrayed within this track, provides ample space for the development of infectious musical themes. The track ends in a dexterous duel between Gunn's guitar and guest Marc Orleans' (of D. Charles Speer & The Helix, Sunburned Hand Of The Man) vicious pedal steel. The album mixes Gunn's long-form blues/raga/psych explorations alongside briefer cuts that equally display his songcraft.
Hammer King
– Kingdom Of The Hammer King LP (Cruz Del Sur)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Teutonic power metal.

Holy Hum
– Appendix A+B 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Debut 7" for Korean-Canadian musician Andrew Lee's newest project. Ambient, meditative pieces that swell with feeling and warmth. Fragments of slowcore, noise, drone, and ambient music throughout. "songs that surge with the warm atmosphere of classical and ambient music, while undertones of frenetic urgency brim just beneath the surface."—Discorder Magazine

Impellitteri
– Venom LP (Ulterium)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Impellitteri is a heavy metal band formed and led by guitarist Chris Impellitteri. The band has released numerous albums, which are notable for Chris virtuoso style of playing.

Bert Jansch
– Live At The 12 Bar LP+MP3 (Earth Recordings)
Live At The 12 Bar: An Authorised Bootleg is a straight-to-DAT concert recording by the Scottish folk musician, originally released on CD in August 1996.
Joanna Gruesome
– Peanut Butter LP+MP3 (Slumberland)
Rival groups will be disappointed to learn that the record is a further experiment in combining hyper melodic pop music with sonic violence. Officials have confirmed that the album contains a record number of hooks, traces of nut and elements of jangle pop, British hardcore punk, atonal music, screaming and drone organs. First pressing on pink vinyl.

Jeff The Brotherhood/Colleen Green
– LAMC No. 15: A Dog b/w Hellraiser 7" (Famous Class)
The fifteenth edition in Famous Class'
LAMC split series featuring an unreleased A-side track from one of the label's favorite band's, backed with a B-side track from a lesser-known artist handpicked by the A-side group.
Chuck Johnson
– Blood Moon Boulder LP+MP3 (Scissor Tail)
On his third album
Blood Moon Boulder, Chuck Johnson reaches a compositional peak in a nod to the picturesque naturalism of the American landscape. His precision and tone recall Ry Cooder's Paris, Texas, and his delivery is a melodic melancholy with an every-note-placed-perfectly aesthetic. "...Music that has both an engaging, rustic familiarity & a hypnotizing tonal richness." - Chicago Reader
Jule Vera
– Friendly Enemies LP (Pure Noise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Jule Vera is a female-fronted alt-rock band from Alabama.

Royce Wood Junior
– The Ashen Tang CD/LP (PIAS America)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Royce Wood Junior has played in Jamie Woon's band, contributed to Kwabs' album, and done a few sick remixes, but now he's focusing on his own work. His 12-track LP
The Ashen Tang is a lively blend of soul and pop with a funky kick to it and a message we can all relate to. Royce explains, ‘If you fucked up today, midnight will be along soon. Try again tomorrow.' There are a lot of new acts blending a retro spirit with a modern twist, but few sound as natural as Royce Wood Junior." – Pigeons And Planes
Kare & The Caveman
– Jet Age [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Round 2)
The legacy of
Jet Age, originally released in 1997, has been slowly building over the years and is now widely regarded a true Norwegian classic. Led by guitar ace Knut Schreiner (who later became Euroboy of Turbonegro), Kare & The Cavemen burst into the mid-‘90s post-grunge scene with something really different. Inspired by exotica, bargain bin easy listening records, surf movies, Dick Dale and Link Wray, they represented something new and fresh. The instrumental trio however managed to totally transcend any well-dressed retro genre, with sophisticated compositions that betrayed each musician's young age, hinting to the dark seriousness of post-Pet Sounds Beach Boys and high-flying Wrecking Crew-sessions.
Kone
– Yellowstone LP (New Los Angeles)
New Los Angeles label-head and producer Kone returns with this blissed-out odyssey of a long-player exploring the trippier realms of experimental beat-making. Cuts like "Dig Two Graves" and "Wandering" provide the kind of off-center backing tracks that luminary MCs like MF Doom or Earl Sweatshirt could play with. On the other side of the LP, "The Ride" and "Grizzly" find Kone in a less conventional headspace, melding chewy electronics with staggered beats and heady synth motifs. Fluttering between influences of punk, old-school hip-hop and boundless psychedelia, the East Hollywood creative pins down a sound of his own.

Manas
– Manas LP (Feeding Tube)
Debut LP from duo of guitarist Tashi Dorji and drummer Thom Nguyen explores lots of improvisational ground, ranging from extreme sideways expansions of sonic textures -- with Tashi's guitar moving decisively outward while Thom's drums explode in a mostly (but not entirely) parallel plane -- to repetitive reflective passages that curl up into a tight ball before achieving escape velocity.

Maniac
– Demimonde LP (La-Ti-Da)
Maniac are gentlemen punks from Los Angeles. They are what they call a supergroup, being comprised of ex and current members of bands like Clorox Girls, Cute Lepers, The Girls, Images, L.A. Drugz and Red Dons. Demimonde is their first long player. With echoes of everything from Cheap Trick to early Wire to modern-day greats like The Briefs, Demimonde hits that perfect blend of catchy '77 punk and jittery new wave.

Ky-Mani Marley
– Maestro 2xLP (Konfrontation Muzic LLC)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Ky-Mani Marley, son of Jamaican royalty Bob Marley, has a sound that transcends cultural lines and prohibits him from being categorized as only a reggae artist. Single "All The Way" is a lilting reggae love song with a pop leaning vibe it captures the feeling of summer and is an impressive lead-in for his sixth studio album.
Maestro includes features from Damian Marley, Matisyahu, Gentleman and Kreesha Turner.
Mates Of State
– You're Gonna Make It 12"+MP3 (Barsuk)
"In time for the summer season, Mates Of State return with a pop supreme sampling in the form of the
You're Going To Make It EP. The husband and wife duo of Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel have shed any rock elements that existed in past singles such as ‘Palomino.' While they have usually maintained a balanced sound, this EP is mainly a pop endeavor; through swooning synth and wavering melody, Mates Of State have delivered a promising preview of what may be in some future full-length: a smooth, pop showcase." -- In Your Speakers
Mexican Power Authority
– Cold Natural Facts 12" (Supreme Echo)
A very rockin' final LP from one of Canada's most extraordinary groups to have emerged from the early 1990s. A group which transcended punk, grind, metal, free jazz, hardcore, and noise reforms to deliver the absolutely unexpected: a solid album of heavy melodic rock rooted in doom and punk rock.

Mdou Moctar
- Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai [OST] LP (Sahel Sounds)
Rocking soundtrack recording from
Rain The Color Blue With A Little Red In It, a revolutionary story of guitars, motorcycles, cellphones—and the music of a new generation. Original compositions from Mdou Moctar from the film about his rise to fame in the city of Agadez. From the raucous heavy psychedelic to the beautiful pentatonic sublime. Includes original compositions and reverb-heavy intermission film score.
Thelonious Monk
– The London Collection Volume One LP (ORG Music)
What if you could be a fly on the wall at Thelonious Monk's final recording sessions as leader? You can. Offering tremendous late-period performances,
The London Collection Volume One is nothing but Monk, improvisational, unhinged, and unrestrained. Alternating between established originals and familiar classics, the pianist weaves magic spells on the 88s, savoring pauses between notes, the decay of chords, and a fluid style that feels more welcome than some of his angular playing.
Ennio Morricone
- Cosa Avete Fatto a Solange? [OST/1972] LP (Dagored)
One of Morricone's greatest giallo scores was composed for Massimo Dallamano's 1972 film
Cosa Avete Fatto a Solange? (What Have You Done To Solange?). This complex soundtrack features moody instrumentals, unusual rhythms, and sharp horns, and it includes some surprisingly playful pieces of music as well. This score is one of Morricone's most experimental and it's also one of his darkest, which makes it nicely complementary to Dallamano's deeply disturbing film. This is the first reissue of the complete version, including alternate versions of the tracks. Pressed on clear red vinyl.
Kacey Musgraves
– Pageant Material LP (Mercury Nashville)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The sophomore album by the singer/songwriter -- the follow-up to 2013's
Same Trailer Different Park. Musgraves co-wrote Pageant Material with an impressive roster of songwriters that includes longtime collaborators Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, the duo who famously co-penned CMA Song of the Year "Follow Your Arrow" with Musgraves for her debut.
Nervosas
– Nervosas LP (Dirtnap)
Second self-titled LP from the hard-touring Ohio dark-punks.

New Riders Of The Purple Sage
– The Adventures Of Panama Red [Reissue/1973] LP (Real Gone Music)
If there was ever any doubt that the New Riders Of The Purple Sage were the ultimate hippie country rock band—and having had Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead as early members meant that there wasn't much—
The Adventures Of Panama Red put them to rest. This 1973 album's loosely connected tall tales of drug culture, complete with underground comic book graphics, ensured that this gatefold record was a long-time dorm room favorite for separating out those stems and seeds.
LUV NY
– LUV NY [Reissue/2012] 2xLP (Red Apples 45)
The Red Apples 45 collective LUV NY gets the deluxe reissue treatment on double vinyl, featuring the legendary AG & OC of DITC, Kool Keith, Kurious, Dave Dar, Roc Marciano and producer Ray West.

The Passenger
– JXPG 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
New 7" for Vancouver's leading voice in synth and drone. The Passenger is Jesse Creed's ongoing project which draws on ambient, drone, acid house and IDM influences. "The two-song release features more of the warm, synth-based soundscapes that fans of the Passenger have come to expect. While JXPG has a gently pulsing rhythm, both tracks are entirely beat-less."—Exclaim!

Art Pepper
– Living Legend [Reissue/1976] LP (Concord Jazz)
Recorded August 9, 1975 at Contemporary's studio in Los Angeles and featuring Art Pepper on alto sax, Hampton Hawes on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. HQ-180gm.

Jimmy Rabbitt & Renegade
– The Texas Album [1973] LP+MP3 (St. Roch Av Recordings)
Jimmy Rabbitt was an outlaw before being an outlaw was cool... Beginning as a DJ in the '60s, Rabbitt has spun records from coast to coast and all points in-between, kickin' ass and taking names not only over the airwaves but also in every roadhouse and backroom dive from Dallas to The Apple and, of course, L.A. with the equally dangerous backing band Renegade. These were the guys your mama warned you about. Fate would have it that on one particular evening in 1972 while returning home from a concert, Jerry Wexler stopped to get a slice at a Pizza Parlor in Saugus, CA. Jimmy Rabbitt & Renegade were playing their barn-burning, wild-eyed and country-fried outlaw music in the next room and were offered a recording contract with Atlantic Records on the spot. The master tapes collected dust for over 40 years, unreleased until now.

Martin Rev
– Clouds Of Glory [Reissue/1985] LP (Permanent Records)
Haunting second album of minimalist analogue synth experimentation from Sucide's Martin Rev, never before pressed to vinyl in the States. A killer follow-up to his 1980 debut LP reissued in 2013 by Superior Viaduct.

Sonny Rollins
– Dancing In The Dark [Reissue/1987] LP (Concord Jazz)
Recorded and mixed at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, September 15-25, 1987. Sonny Rollins tenor sax, Clifton Anderson trombone, Mark Soskin keyboards, Jerome Harris electric bass, Marvin Smitty Smith drums. HQ-180gm.

Sonny Rollins
– Here's To The People [1991] LP (Concord Jazz)
First time on vinyl. 1991 by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, originally released on the Milestone label, featuring performances by Rollins with Clifton Anderson, Mark Soskin, Jerome Harris, Bob Cranshaw, Roy Hargrove, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Jordan, and Al Foster.

Rosetta
– Quintessential Ephemera 2xLP (War Crime)
New vinyl-only album from Philly's post-rock/ambient faves.
Quintessential Ephemera is their first record as a five-piece with Eric Jernigan (City Of Ships) on guitar/vocals. The album is both existential and deeply hopeful, with an upward force to it that delivers an appropriate counterpoint the darkness and nihilism of their previous release The Anaesthete.
Donald Rubinstein
– Martin [OST/1979] LP (Ship To Shore)
Donald Rubinstein's score to the vampire shocker has been remastered and pressed on to HQ-180gm vinyl. Featuring brand new original artwork from Brandon Schaefer, and exclusive liner notes from composer Donald Rubinstein and star John Amplas.

Michael Sena
– Bali High [OST/1981] 2xLP (Anthology Recordings)
Most surf film soundtracks were bootlegged straight from the director's record collection without much thought given to licensing rights or fees. Director/filmmaker Stephen Spaulding's original soundtrack to
Bali High featured favorites from The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, and Santana, but as the subculture grew commercial traction Spaulding had to rethink how to legally sell the film without paying for song rights. For the 1984 re-release Spaulding sought out the help of Kauai based musician and producer Michael Sena to compose an original score that could match the action and vibe of his previous soundtrack. Sena wrote, produced, and recorded the entire album himself in just three months. The resulting 26 tracks lend the film its signature flavor and cover an impressive variation of genres, featuring moments of folk, dubby rock, synthesized disco, tropicalia, jazz fusion, and hyper-tempo power rock.
Frank Sinatra
– Come Dance With Me! [Reissue/1959] LP (Capitol)
Frank Sinatra – Come Swing With Me! [Reissue/1961] LP (Capitol)
A pair of bachelor pad reissues from Old Blue Eyes.

Snooty Garbagemen
– Snooty Garbagemen LP (12xU)
"Snooty Garbagemen are not actual sanitation workers. They're three guys from Houston— Tom Triplett (Real Energy, OBN IIIs), Josh Wolf (Real Energy, Secret Prostitutes, Crime Wave), and Manie Chen (Titan Blood)—who named their new band after a
Simpsons bit. Their debut LP is out this summer, and on album cut ‘I Can't Find My Keys,' they deliver the sort of scuzzy aggression you'd expect from a band who call themselves ‘garbagemen.'" – Pitchfork
Starset
– Transmissions [2014] 2xLP (Razor & Tie)
Vinyl version of the band's debut album with exclusive artwork and an etching on Side D." Don't let their Daft Punk appearance fool you – their sound is definitely far from the electronic dubstep club tracks you'd think that they would be producing. They've got the untapped potential that rivals that of Framing Hanley (which is ironic because they're going on tour with them soon), the musicality of an early and less mainstream Linkin Park, and the emotional appeal of Three Days Grace‘s One-X days. While first and foremost they are an alternative rock band, their music consists of epic strings, heavy drums and freakin out-of-this-world guitar riffs, but still adds in a very minuscule hint of electronica for the sake of adding some space-like attributes." – Mind Equals Blown

Jimmy Sommerville
– Homage LP (Membran)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the dance/pop vocalist best known for fronting Bronski Beat and The Communards. The euphoric joy of disco has been one consistent thread, which has run through the diverse 30-year career of Somerville.
Homage, as the title suggests, pays homage to the disco era.
Soundtrack
– Thunderball [OST/1965] LP (Capitol)
Soundtrack – Her Majesty's Secret Service [OST/1969] LP (Capitol)
Soundtrack – Diamonds Are Forever [OST/1971] LP (Capitol)
Vinyl reissues of three James Bond film soundtracks, reissued in advance of the next installment in the franchise,
Spectre, which is due this fall.
Soundtrack
– Stand By Me [OST/1986] LP (Friday Music)
This mega movie soundtrack rock classic comes with several hits of the ‘50s era, including "Let The Good Times Roll" by Shirley And Lee and "Come Go With Me" by The Del Vikings, and, of course, the title track by Ben E. King.

Sun Ra And His Mythic Science Arkestra
– Paris Tapes: Live At Le Theatre Du Châtelet 1971 LP (Kindred Spirits)
A previously unreleased and highly sought after documentation of a live performance at Le Theatre Du Châtelet in Paris form 1971. The LP features three tracks included on the extensive CD with sleeve notes from Arkestra member Knoel Scott and unpublished photos from the concert by Jorg Becker.

Tyrone Taylor
– Totally Tyrone CD (Tuff Going)
Although Jamaican singer Tyrone Taylor recorded in a series of styles and genres rooted in the Caribbean tradition, he remains best known for 1983's soulful lovers rock ballad "Cottage In Negril."

Those Pretty Wrongs
– Lucky Guy 7"+MP3 (Burger)
Two new tunes from Jody Stephens, original drummer and sole surviving member of Big Star with Luther Russell.

Time Wharp
– Time Wharp LP (Astro Nautico)
"Time Wharp is the project of Patrick Loggins, an Atlanta-raised, New York-based electronic producer who's spent half of the last decade crafting featherweight, jazz-indebted house music in the realm of emotive producers like Baths." -- Stereogum

Tim The Mute
– Mushy Peas 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Tim The Mute's fifth 7" for Kingfisher Bluez features six new songs about heartache, death, and peas. "A sort of Willy Wonka of whimsical records, Tim Clapp is constantly dropping treats via his Kingfisher Bluez imprint... The man clearly cares about British culture, too—after declaring his love for
Doctor Who cosplay, he's turned his attention to UK cuisine. Specifically, the green paste known as mushy peas."—Exclaim!
Titfield Thunderbolt
– Titfield Thunderbolt 2x7" (Steady Sounds)
Art damaged free jazz/proto punk, Titfield Thunderbolt were Richmond, Virginia's answer to The Fugs, The Godz, and Sun Ra. The first 7" is a fully remastered reissue of the lone release from 1971 on the band's own Diskord label and the second 7" contains two unreleased tracks, one from the original session and one reworked version of an old track.

Toupee
– Leg Toucher LP (Moniker)
Placing slow, soft frequencies against frantic, unchained crashes, Toupee carefully extract the supernatural from mundane life, spinning otherworldly punk tales from drowning rhythms and hidden current.

Triton Warrior
– Satan's Train 7" (Supreme Echo)
Vintage Canadian doom from 1972 -- a reissue of the long-lost sole 7" by these dark and heavy Black Sabbath worshippers.

The Tuts
– The Tuts 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
The Tuts – Time To Move On 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Quality indiepop with a Libertines influence. "The Tuts are an all-girl punk trio who write melodic, super catchy anthems about love, what it feels like to be a girl, and life's everyday pressures."—Rookie

U.K. Subs
– Flood Of Lies [Reissue/1983] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
At last a 'proper' release for the UK Subs sixth official album which reached No.15 in the Indie Chart when first released by Fallout Records in 1983. This reissue includes seven bonus tracks including the
Another Typical City and Magic EP's.
Moggi aka Piero Umiliani
- Omaggio ad Einstein LP (Dagored)
Omaggio ad Einstein has a special place among the many albums of electronic music composed by Piero Umiliani. In this homage to the German physicist, Umiliani subverts the rules of space and time in music and creates an album with 23 compositions, all of them less than two minutes long, instead of following the traditional 7-10 tracks usually present in an LP. This is an original and experimental album, with a peculiar and epic catchiness, tied to Piero Umiliani's masterful use of synthesizers and great experience in the field of soundtracks. The themes of Omaggio ad Einstein take us to sidereal spaces, wandering across the universe with their clear sounds and wonderfully creative titles ("The Celestial Vault," "Nuclear Valkyries," "Galactic Abyss"...). This is the first reissue of this album, which was originally released in 1976 by Umiliani's Omicron label.
United Nations
– United Nations [Reissue/2008] LP (Temporary Residence)
Originally released in 2008, United Nations' eponymous debut album was destined for commercial controversy from the moment it was announced. The anticipation surrounding its release was at a fever pitch as rumors circulated that the enigmatic band's all-star lineup included members of Thursday, Glassjaw, and Converge. When the album finally dropped, its lawsuitbaiting artwork -- essentially the originally cover of The Beatles'
Abbey Road album, with all of the Beatles engulfed in flames -- immediately forced at least one major mall retail chain (rhymes with Not Tropic) to destroy all of the several thousands of copies it had ordered. The album's entire pressing was then recalled, destroyed, and repackaged with artwork presumably less offensive to Sir Paul and Co. The vinyl has been out of print ever since, and that original artwork has become more myth than material.
The Upsetters
– Return Of Django [Reissue/1969] 2xLP (Secret)
Classic 1969 album from Lee Perry's Upsetters reissued on vinyl in the original gatefold sleeve including a bonus 12" single.

Various Artists
– Now That's What I Call DIY! Cult Classics from the Post-Punk Era (1978-1982) 2xLP (Optimo Music)
Four sides spanning 16 UK 7" singles recorded between 1978-1982, compiled by JD Twitch. Includes tracks by Sara Goes Pop, The Distributors, Thomas Leer, The Murphy Federation, The Cro-Tones, Fatal Microbes, The Fakes, and The Prats.

Various Artists
– The Wild Angels [OST/1966] LP (Curb)
Soundtrack to Roger Corman's cult classic movie about a rebel biker gang, often credited as an inspiration for
Easy Rider. The score was written by Mike Curb with Davie Allan And The Arrows performing most of the music.
VCSR
– Tape #4 LP (Permanent Records)
Never before released archival material from Chicago's answer to Germany's ‘70s kosmiche/electronic scene, featuring Bil Vermette.

Westklust
– Last Forever LP (Run For Cover)
Last Forever is the perfect introduction to Westkust, Gothenburg, Sweden's latest indie-pop export. Sharing members and undoubtable influences with fellow hometown post-punks Makthaverskan, Westkust offers a dreamy take on noise-pop with finesse.
White Magic
– I'm Hiding My Nightingale LP (Leaving)
White Magic is artist, vocalist, pianist, percussionist and composer Mira Billotte. Performing with accompaniment or solo with hand drum, shruti box, and an array of a cappella songs, White Magic has a wide range of sound, from loud psychedelia to meditative trance, the focus is on the voice with folk, soul and mystic music at its roots.

Winter Break
– Winter Break LP (Asian Man/Lauren)
Debut album from these former members of Summer Vacation. Somber yet snotty punk with an introspective bent, and lyrical themes of alienation, personal growth, and the strange experience that is life.

Wish Key
– Orient Express/Last Summer [Reissue/1983/1985] 12" (Dark Entries)
Wish Key was an Italo disco group formed by the husband/wife duo of Manilio Cangelli and Lorella Ghilardi in Milan. Their first single "Orient Express" was released in 1983 by Discomagic Records. In 1985 Massimo Berti began recording another single for the Wish Key project. "Last Summer" was recorded with help from Italo producer Sandy Dian.

Chelsea Wolfe
– Live At Roadburn LP (Outer Battery)
First time available in North America. This is an extremely limited edition repress of Chelsea Wolfe's
Live At Roadburn LP, just 500 copies available for retail on blue vinyl. Featuring eight tracks from L.A.'s enigmatic folk doom-weaver, Chelsea Wolfe's appearance at Roadburn in 2012 was the buzzed about set of the festival.
Carolyn Wonderland
– Live Texas Trio LP (Bismeaux Productions)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Carolyn's first-ever live album is a tasteful 12-song set from shows at Antone's in Austin, Kessler Theater in Dallas and Last Concert Cafe in Houston. Her trio plus guests Guy Forsyth and Shelley King play new original songs, a new co-write with Ruthie Foster and covers of Doug Sahm, Lean Russel and Los Lobos.

Susan Wong
– Woman In Love 2xLP (Evolution Ltd.)
Woman In Love bears Susan's signature sultry enticing vocal with fresh sensuous arrangements, blending elements of acoustic pop, bossa nova, light jazz and flamenco. The HQ-180gm vinyl was cut at half-speed cutting using the original high definition masters.
Yuk
– A N A K LP (Leaving)
Anak is the second full-length from Los Angeles-based underground, ambient beat producer Chad Valencia, aka Yuk, a founding member of My Hollow Drum DJ collective.

Zenn Mystery Fogg
– Because Of You 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Four new songs from Vancouver Island-based garage pop five-piece. "The record mixes reverb-soaked production with sock-hock songwriting, as vintage-sounding pop ditties are filed through murky atmospherics."—Exclaim!