new vinyl love...

for the week of 28 august 2015...
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The Jam
– In The City [Reissue/1977] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
– This Is The Modern World [Reissue/1977] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
– All Mod Cons [Reissue/1978] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
– Setting Sons [Reissue/1979] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
– Sound Affects [Reissue/1980] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
– The Gift [Reissue/1982] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
All five albums by the legendary British mod/punk trio are back in print on vinyl.
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The Zombies – Odyssey And Oracle [Reissue/1968] LP (Varese Sarabande)
One of Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 greatest rock albums of all time. Long out of print on vinyl, it was released for RSD 2014 as a HQ-180gm limited edition. This standard weight version is an essential album for any collector, and features the band's biggest hit, "Time Of The Season."
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Faith No More
– The Real Thing [Reissue/1989] 2xLP (Rhino)
– Angel Dust [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Rhino)
Recently reissued on CD – now available on vinyl. Deluxe double vinyl LP pressings include the original release accompanied by a second LP filled with rarities related to the album. After extensive touring for their 1989 album
The Real Thing, the band returned in 1992 with Angel Dust. It climbed to Number 10 on the US album charts and would later be recognized as one of the most influential releases of the era. The album swings between extremes-aggressive and disturbing, but also beautiful and soothing-showing off every facet of the band's quirky eloquence on such diverse tracks as "Midlife Crisis," "Jizzlobber," "R.V." and "Small Victory."
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
Act Of Defiance
– Birth And The Burial LP (Metal Blade)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. In a time of endless sub-genre classifications being thrown at bands Act Of Defiance cut to the quick, offering 100% in-your-face, uncompromising metal. "If you invited fans of all kinds of metal -- from thrash to Scandinavian metal to metal to modern American metal -- and had them all in a mosh pit, Act Of Defiance would be their soundtrack," asserts guitarist Chris Broderick.

Will Archer
(Slime) – Company LP (Weird World)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Company is the debut album by Slime, the nom-de-plume of producer and multi-instrumentalist Will Archer. At a time when electronic music feels dominated by bombast and hype, these ten elusive, unsettling and emotional tracks offer a master-class in nuance and sincerity. Coalescing into one unique statement, Company feels borne of that same late-night 3AM spiritual culture that defined late '90s electronic/instrumental hip-hop: songs that are large, but personal and private.
- Vattnet Drog Sig Tillbaka, Stenarma Blev Synliga LP (Jartecknet)
Their fourth LP of stripped down bleakness. The miserable Attestupa feel explores minimalist territory with subdued voice fragments and distant synth melodies hovering over slow, looped field recordings.

– Mina 12" (Hnytrx)
Over the past years Bézier (aka Robert Yang) has seen releases under the Dark Entries record imprint with the most recent
Telomeres EP this year. The title track translates from Japanese to "Everyone." "Mina" is a journey through space with the initial ascent marked by a moody window of time in which uncertainty dominates the mindset of the passengers. Once they break through the atmosphere and are proceeding as planned they land on the final destination: an interplanetary discotheque.
Art Blakey Quintet
– A Night At Birdland Vol. 2 [Reissue/1954] LP (Blue Note)
Originally released in 1954 this LP features Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson & Horace Silver. Part of Blue Note’s ongoing 75
th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
The Bohicas
– The Making Of LP+MP3 (Domino)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. The Bohicas are rock and roll painted in vivid primary colors. Hi def, loud, fast, shiny and above all fun. A barrage of killer hooks, razor blade riffs and choruses that slap you in the face, grab your hand and lead you onto the dance floor. All shot through with pulp imagery torn from the pages of a graphic novel. "The title track proves you can combine post-millennium garage rock with cock-rocking guitar solos and even some anthemic 'doop doops’ to get the crowd singing along. Just when you think the energy levels are red-lining, the wall-to-wall, machine-gun lyrics and urgent tempo of 'Where You At,’ followed by with the pissed-off sneer of 'XXX,’ and capped off with the relentless attack of 'Swarm,’ knock it all up another notch." – The Music

Junior Brown
– Guit With It [1993] LP+MP3 (Curb)
Most artists playing and staying true to traditional country styles get pigeonholed as retro acts in the 1990s. Junior Brown, on the other hand, is viewed as something fresh and vital. You'd like to think it's because of his appealing baritone drawl, deft songwriting touch, and fleet set of picking fingers, but you just know that it's the Hendrix flourishes and his "guit-steel" creation that make him "relevant" to the contemporary Nashville tastemakers. Either way, Brown's mix of Hawaiian-tinged ballads, honky-tonk weepers, steady shuffles, and boy-girl duets is as potent as country gets in the 1990s. This 1993 effort, his first for Curb, not only showcases his rather formidable guitar technique and wall-shaking voice, but also proves him to be a sneakily clever lyricist, whether being ironic, sarcastic, or honest. First time on vinyl.

Bruce Smear
– Chlorine LP (Orange Milk)
New electronic project from Beach Fossils’ guitarist, Tommy Davidson.
Chlorine is a meticulously crafted piece of retry-futuristic bass and dance music, coming fully formed from a seasoned musician with a distinct sense of space and composition, influenced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Prodigy and Seal, all filtered through a pristine, 3D modernist approach to production.
Donald Byrd
– At The Halfnote Café Volume 1 [Reissue/1960] LP (Blue Note)
Live album by trumpeter Donald Byrd recorded in 1960 at the Half Note in Manhattan and released on the Blue Note label originally as two single LP issues. Trumpeter Byrd is joined on this recording by Pepper Adams, Duke Pearson, Laymon Jackson and Lex Humphries. Part of Blue Note’s ongoing 75
th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
– Jazz Goes To College [Reissue/1954] LP (Razor & Tie)
This incredible album documents the 1954 North American college tour of The Dave Brubeck Quartet and features Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, Bob Bates on double bass and Joe Dodge on drums. Following the album's original release, Dave Brubeck landed on the cover of Time Magazine and was declared ''the most exciting new jazz artist at work today.''

Mariah Carey
- #1 To Infinity 2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Released last May on CD – now available on vinyl. A career-spanning collection including all 18 of Mariah's Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles, including the new track, "Infinity."

– Leaving [2014] LP (Dead Broke)
First time US pressing for the highly praised UK/Philadelphia pop-punk/punk rock band.

Sonny Clark
– Leapin’ & Lopin’ [Reissue/1962] LP (Blue Note)
Recorded in 1961 and released in 1962, this is Clark’s last album as a leader. Part of Blue Note’s ongoing 75
th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
Dope Body
– Kunk LP/Cassette (Drag City)
Dope Body are in a four-way conversation here, with drums, guitar, bass and vocals all pushing it around. Leaning into the future, mindlessly, just reacting, the jams of
Kunk are shimmering, alive with a simmering sizzle. Swirling jams that pound and float, cloud-like, associating segmentally like a naturally growing train of thought. Kunk rolls forth with funk and flutter, plenty of riffs, stuttering and structure gleaming in the air. It's a juggling act, and no balls hit the ground.
Ebenezer & The Bludgeons
- Peer Pressure [Reissue/1978] 7" (Windian)
With tracks featured on three different
Killed By Death comps, Baltimore’s Ebenezer & The Bludgeons first and only EP Peer Pressure from 1978 is both a classic slab of early American new wave and prohibitively rare and expensive to pick up on the used market.
Faith No More
– The Real Thing [Reissue/1989] 2xLP (Rhino)
Faith No More – Angel Dust [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Rhino)
Recently reissued on CD – now available on vinyl. Deluxe double vinyl LP pressings include the original release accompanied by a second LP filled with rarities related to the album. After extensive touring for their 1989 album
The Real Thing, the band returned in 1992 with Angel Dust. It climbed to Number 10 on the US album charts and would later be recognized as one of the most influential releases of the era. The album swings between extremes-aggressive and disturbing, but also beautiful and soothing-showing off every facet of the band's quirky eloquence on such diverse tracks as "Midlife Crisis," "Jizzlobber," "R.V." and "Small Victory."
The Five Royales
– The Five Royales [Reissue/1959] LP (Sundazed)
Classic R&B from the vaults of King/Federal Records. Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Steve Cropper all have cited The Five Royales’ guitarist and songwriter Lowman Pauling as a major influence. HQ-180gm.

Flowers Of Evil
– Flowers Of Evil LP (Deranged)
New punk band from NYC featring members of Crocodiles, Young Boys, A Place To Bury Strangers and SISU. Flowers Of Evil pull influences from The Germs to Rudimentary Peni to The VSS with a sound that is more than just a tribute to confrontational punk bands of the past.

George Sand
– Caroline LP (Austin Music Distribution)
Caroline is the first vinyl release from NYC art pop band, George Sand. The songs are piano-based "modern tunes" with clear vocal harmonies and explicit literary content. It was recorded at the Mexican Summer studio in Brooklyn and features Clint Newsom (Vietnam, Rhythm Of Black Lines) on bass. "...strange, minimalist keyboard band... Jay Pluck (of Ed Askew Band) has obviously had some immersion in Philip Glass: there's a hypnotic aspect to this music, but it's more raw and ragged and gently, methodically disquieting..." -- New York Music Daily
The Hangmen
- What A Girl Can't Do b/w The Girl Who Faded Away [Reissue/1965] 7" (Windian)
Released by Monument Records in 1965, The Hangmen’s first single "What A Girl Can’t Do" propelled the group to regional stardom, even supplanting The Beatles on the local charts. Traveling by hearse from gig to gig, The Hangmen garnered a rabid teenage following that forced their shows to be broken up by the local police on more than one occasion, even playing a private party at Robert Kennedy’s home.

Stefon Harris
– Black Action Figure [Reissue/1999] LP (Blue Note)
Originally released in 1999, this is the jazz vibraphonist’s second album for Blue Note. Part of Blue Note’s ongoing 75
th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
John Lee Hooker
– Sings Blues [Reissue/1960] LP (Sundazed)
The embodiment of the blues! A primal architect of the genre’s structure, Hooker’s hypnotic guitar work and commanding vocals influenced everyone who followed, and these tracks—originally released in the late '40s and early '50s as "Texas Slim"—find him at the peak of his playing and singing powers.

Freddie Hubbard
– Breaking Point [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
Breaking Point is the ninth album by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. Featuring performances by Hubbard, James Spaulding, Ronnie Mathews, Eddie Khan and Joe Chambers, it "constitutes some of the most powerful jazz music of this time period." Part of Blue Note’s ongoing 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
I Prevail
– Heart Vs. Mind LP (Fearless)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. This Detroit pop/punk band offer a potent mixture of aggressive rock, electrical arrangements, and seamless melodic elements.

Jackie House
– Stydive 12" (Hntryx)
With a vocal sample nod to punk's past, "Stydive" pogo dances to dusty and stuttering live/analog drum rhythms and skips along a rude and infectious bass-line. Bound to find lovers of all persuasions for its dub-esque qualities, instantly recognizable hook, and open relationship with house music, this tune begged to have its own side.

The Jam
– In The City [Reissue/1977] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
The Jam – This Is The Modern World [Reissue/1977] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
The Jam – All Mod Cons [Reissue/1978] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
The Jam – Setting Sons [Reissue/1979] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
The Jam – Sound Affects [Reissue/1980] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
The Jam – The Gift [Reissue/1982] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
All five albums by the legendary British mod/punk trio are back in print on vinyl.

– Berlin LP (Nuclear Blast America)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. German hard psych rockers Kadavar return with another slab of meaty metal.

Darren Keen
– He’s Not Real LP (Orange Milk)
Darren Keen has been active for over 10 years under the monikers The Show Is The Rainbow, Touch People, and his given name. Having worked closely with The Faint and Girl Talk's label, Illegal Art, his new album
He's Not Real continues his fascination with footwork, juke, bass music and African polyrhythms, melding these various dance genres and pushing them into new territories at home, at the club, on the floor, and in any adventurous music fan's headphones.
Tori Kelly
– Unbreakable Smile LP (Capitol)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Tori Kelly first rose to attention when her cover of Frank Ocean's "Thinkin Bout You." The pop vocalist’s new album
Unbreakable Smile guest appearances by Daye Jack, Ed Sheeran, and LL Cool J.
La Luz/Scully
– Scully/La Luz (LAMC No. 16) 7" (Famous Class)
The sixteenth 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.

Last Sons Of Krypton/Rev. Norb & The Onions
- Rev. Norb & The Onions/Last Sons Of Krypton 12" (Kryptonite)
Two WI punk rock institutions pair up for a rare split release – new material from each in quite some time.

Lyle Lovett And His Large Band
– Lyle Lovett And His Large Band [Reissue/1989] LP+MP3 (Curb)
Lyle Lovett And His Large Band remains the big man's most ambitious album in many ways. A smart split is effected, and not only between styles -- the horn-driven swing of the first half backs the record's wittiest, slyest songs, while the country-folk numbers are among Lovett's most pensive. He's not so mournful that he can't raise an eyebrow at heartache, though: try "I Married Her Just Because She Looks Like You."
Mad Season
– Mad Season: Live At The Moore 2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Originally released as a home video in 1995,
Mad Season: Live At The Moore is now available as a collectible double-LP gatefold package with new liner notes penned by Mad Season drummer Barrett Martin especially for this 20th anniversary edition.
Johnny Marr
– Candidate b/w Exit Connection 7" (New Voodoo)
New single from last year’s
Playland LP featuring the non-album B-side "Exit Connection" which is "a swaggering Britrock song that gets in and out in under three minutes." -- Stereogum
– The Hunter [Reissue/2011] LP (Reprise)
Limited red vinyl pressing of the 2011 album from the Atlanta metal band.

Tim McGraw
– Everywhere [Reissue/1997] LP+MP3 (Curb)
Everywhere is the fourth album by the country star. It was his first release since his marriage to Faith Hill. His collaboration with his wife, "It's Your Love," was nominated for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals and Best Country Song at the 1998 Grammy Awards.

The Memories
– Tell Me b/w Don’t Be A Drag 7" (Wharf Cat)
Recorded back in the steamy Summer of 2013 while The Memories were on tour with White Fang and Colleen Green. Their love letter to Summer, the A-Side is a lurid late night come-on in feigned call and response while the B-Side documents the point when a lover's lameness is shown the broad daylight it demands. The tracks are coupled with original artwork by L.A. based artist, Joe Zorilla that accentuates the inner longing felt throughout these two stone soul jams.

The Midnighters
– Their Greatest Hits [Reissue/1956] LP (Sundazed)
The lascivious pen of Henry "Hank" Ballard was responsible for many risqué odes, including The Midnighters’ "Work With Me Annie," "Sexy Ways," and "Get It," major R&B hits of the early '50s all included here. HQ-180gm.

– Lovers Know 2xLP+MP3 (Saddle Creek)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Lovers Know is definitely new territory for songwriter Laura Burhenn, forging into '80s, '90s and futuristic soundscapes, recalling Kate Bush, Sinead O’Connor, The Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and even '90s hip-hop and R&B. The album may be loaded with a fresh palette of new sounds (swarms of synths, gauzy electric guitars, and electronic drums), but her brooding, unmistakable voice leads the way. Lyrically this is her most personal and confessional work to date, and also her most accessible. Whereas her last album, Generals, watched from a wide angle to understand the world at a distance, Lovers Know pulls in close. "There’s something about wandering the world over," Laura says, "that makes you realize how similar we all are – everyone searching for something, so often the same thing: love. It may sound trite, but it’s true. Love – or the lack of it – is the thing we all have in common. It can destroy us. It can break us open and let the light in. And it’s also the thing that can make us sing."
Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas
– Autoimaginary LP/Cassette (Drag City)
Natural Information Society, like their partners in time Bitchin Bajas, live their days in flow motion. Rhythms come and go, instruments sound as a means to a greater end. Music is the way of their life. Their debut convergence,
Automaginary, feels as natural as it does inevitable. It is psychedelic and ambient and jazz -- yet none of it either, the whole being more than the sum of former parts. This is music of unique variance.
– Node LP (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on purple vinyl. New album from the Aussie metalcore juggernauts.

Pleasure Leftists
– The Woods Of Heaven LP (Deranged)
With a clear vision in place, Pleasure Leftists made their debut with a self-titled EP that recalls everything from Joy Division to Comsat Angels to Chameleons. Unlike many who rip off these influences, the group take only a few cues from the past, all to better construct its understanding of the present.

Red Mass
– Untitled 7" (Solid Sex Lovie Doll)
Four tunes of electronic pop-punk/psychedelic space rock 'n’ roll.

Shearing Pinx
– Poison Hands [2006] LP (Gilgongo)
This collection of songs still sounds fresh, aspects of Unwound, Huggy Bear, Sleetmute Nightmute and Sonic Youth—the material is abrasive and challenging but at the same time, not really all that rough on the ears (if you’ve trained them well enough). First time on vinyl.

Shooting Guns
– Wolfcop [OST] LP (One Way Static)
A unique blend of heavy Carpenter electronics mixed with Black Sabbath-esque riffs and even a hint of country.

Skrillex & Diplo
– Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü LP (OWSLA/Mad Decent)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Jack Ü features a huge guest roster including the first appearance from Justin Bieber in over a year, Kiesza, 2 Chainz, AlunaGeorge, Bunji Garlin, Snails, Tarantula, Kai and Fly Boi Keno.
Bessie Smith
– The Rough Guide To Bessie Smith [2012] LP+MP3 (World Music Network)
Bessie Smith was the first superstar of the blues with one of the greatest voices of the twentieth century -- dubbed 'The Empress Of The Blues.’

Paul Smith And The Imitations
– Contradictions LP (Billinham/PIAS America)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. A classic album in waiting, Contradictions is the brand new record by dynamic pop auteur Paul Smith. It shows a more vulnerable side to the Maxïmo Park ringleader, drawing inspiration from across the miles combining North Easterly charm with the grit of Brooklyn’s NYC coast and shows that no matter where you’re heading or where you’ve been, life itself can be a bit of a paradox.

– Beverly Hills Cop [Reissue/1984] LP (Geffen)
Limited vinyl LP repressing of this classic '80s soundtrack. It won a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. The instrumental-only title tune, "Axel F," is definitive of the '80s and has since been covered by numerous artists.

– Coyote Ugly [2000] LP+MP3 (Curb)
Soundtrack to the Jerry Bruckheimer film starring John Goodman, Tyra Banks, Piper Perabo and others. The soundtrack features music by Don Henley, The Charlie Daniels Band., INXS, and four songs from LeAnn Rimes, all penned by famed songwriter Diane Warren.

– Mallrats [Reissue/1995] LP (Geffen)
Soundtrack to the 1995 romantic comedy directed by Kevin Smith and prequel to the 1994 film
Clerks. The soundtrack includes music by Bush, Weezer, Silverchair, Sublime and more and features a lenticular cover.
Spock’s Beard
– The Oblivion Particle LP (Inside Out U.S.)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Spock's Beard is a progressive rock band formed in 1993 in Los Angeles. 2015 finds Spock's Beard returning with the same lineup for the band's twelfth album,
The Oblivion Particle, an album that captures the band's core essence while stretching out into some exciting new avenues.
Status Quo
– The Vinyl Collection 10xLP (Mercury/Universal)
Remastered from original tapes and presented on HQ-180gm vinyl with original covers:
Piledriver (1972), Hello (1973), Quo (1974), On The Level (1975), Blue For You (1976), Rockin’ All Over The World (1977), Live! (1977), If You Can’t Stand The Heat (1978), Whatever You Want (1979), and Just Supposin’ (1980).
Sunday Painters
– Something To Do [Reissue/1982] LP+MP3 (What’s Your Rupture?)
Sunday Painters – Fourth Annual Report [Reissue/1985] LP+MP3 (What’s Your Rupture?)
Sunday Painters – In My Dreams LP+MP3 (What’s Your Rupture?)
The Sunday Painters were formed in late 1978 by Peter Raengel and Peter MacKinnon. Their first single, 1979’s
Alternatives To Perfection, was a garage-DIY take on the Velvets. For their next single, 1980’s Painting By Numbers, they recorded a crunching, electro-punk cover of Bowie’s "Rebel Rebel" that got modest airplay on Sydney’s 2JJJ. Their final 7", 1981’s Three Kinds Of Escapism, led with "Let’$ Be Moderne," which combined wistful backing vocals by bassist Kerrie Erwin, a spiky "post-modernist guitar solo," and a steelworker’s metallic bashing to create a snappy, industrial pop-punk classic. All are collected on In My Dreams.
– Wildlights LP (Season Of Mist)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Wildlights was founded in Wilmington, NC, but wield a unique brand of heavy, melodic rock that draws inspiration equally from the blues-based, low-end sound of the South as well as driving, melodic skate/desert rock pedigree of Southern California.

Cassandra Wilson
– New Moon Daughter [Reissue/1995] LP (Blue Note)
Her luscious alto has the depth and texture of a great tenor saxophonist, but Cassandra Wilson's defining asset is a post-modern song sense that enables her to surf through Son House, Neil Young, Johnny Mercer, Billie Holiday, and (gasp!) the Monkees in pursuit of strong songs that can provide that instrument with a canvas. Her second Blue Note album extends Wilson's seductive pilgrimage beyond the conventions of jazz repertoire and accompaniment, yet it's her instincts as a jazz singer that inform these brilliant readings. Part of Blue Note’s ongoing 75
th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
Yüth Forever
– Freudian Slip LP (Prosthetic)
Serving up a well-concocted beating of hook fused, aggressive hardcore, death and metal with dark hip-hop influenced down-tempo style dissonant samples, Illinois based quintet Yüth Forever have quickly amassed legions of followers via their self described "street metal."

The Zombies
– Odyssey And Oracle [Reissue/1968] LP (Varese Sarabande)
One of Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 greatest rock albums of all time. Long out of print on vinyl, it was released for RSD 2014 as a HQ-180gm limited edition. This standard weight version is an essential album for any collector, and features the band's biggest hit, "Time Of The Season."
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>Liquid Liquid
– Liquid Liquid [Reissue/1981] 12" (Superior Viaduct)
– Successive Reflexes [Reissue/1981] 12" (Superior Viaduct)
– Optimo [Reissue/1983] 12" (Superior Viaduct)
Following their debut in 1981, Liquid Liquid wasted no time with their second release the same year.
Successive Reflexes picks up where the previous EP leaves off with "Lock Groove," a slow-paced deconstruction of Fela Kuti and Can that shows how quickly the band was able to capture their stripped-down approach in the studio. "Push" drives forward with unapologetic funk, yet still sounds utterly unique. Like their labelmates ESG, Liquid Liquid created music on their own terms and artfully avoided the trappings of any single genre. Liquid Liquid continued toward dance-floor perfection with their third EP, 1983's Optimo.
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>Daft Punk – TRON: Legacy [Reissue/2010] 2xLP (Walt Disney)
Double-vinyl repress of the classic soundtrack containing seven bonus songs not available on the CD version.
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>Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream [2009] LP (Astralwerks)
Clear vinyl LP pressing of the 2009 debut album from Empire Of The Sun, a collaboration between Luke Steele from The Sleepy Jackson and Pnau main-man Nick Littlemore. Though the occupy the same aural terrain as bands like MGMT, Empire Of The Sun stand out in the crowd, chiefly due to their exceptional melodies and the fact that they don't take themselves too seriously.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
– Evil Proclaimed LP (Hells Headbangers)
Released last April on CD – now available on vinyl. Legendary black/death heretics Abominator return from suspended animation with their highly-anticipated comeback album.

Adult Mom
– Momentary Lapse Of Happily LP (Tiny Engines)
Adult Mom is the project of one Steph Knipe of Purchase College, NY. Started in, and forever brewed in a bedroom, Adult Mom is an exploration into the darker subjects of life, the personal and explicit we are often told to keep to ourselves. At the forefront of Adult Mom is honesty and intimacy as Knipe writes clever pop songs that offer a glimpse into the journey of a gender-weird queer navigating through heartache, trauma and subsequent growth.

Babes In Toyland
– Fontanelle [Reissue/1992] LP (Rhino)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of the (recently reunited) punk/grunge band's second album.

William Basinski
– The Deluge LP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
The same loop from Basinski's recently released
Cascade is processed through a series of feedback loops of different lengths, creating a spiraling crescendo of overtones that eventually fades away to silence. In the denouement, a series of limpid piano loops leads to an urgent orchestral theme that builds and gradually dies.
William Basinski & Richard Chartier
– Divertissment LP (Important)
Third collaborative full-length utilizes electronics, piano, tape loops, and short-wave radio to evoke a dense atmosphere suggesting hundreds of years of history rising up from the depths of a reverberating cathedral. Subtle, buried, and intense murmurs of melody morph through this deeply consuming and slowly evolving composition in two parts.

Elijah Blake
– Shadows & Diamonds LP (Def Jam)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Blake has become the secret weapon behind hits from Rick Ross, Rihanna, Nas, Common, Alicia Keys, and Usher with whom he penned his Grammy-winning "Climax."
Shadows & Diamonds includes "I Just Wanna," produced by the legendary No I.D. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.
Brown Spiders
– It's Something To Do b/w That Was Then, This Is Now 7" (HoZac)
Pretoria, South Africa's most dangerous arachnids are here to finally burst forth from their egg sac and right into your vulnerable arms and ears. Prodding, sinister, and disorienting riffs hit you immediately, with claws at your throat for two cuts so thick with bad vibrations, you might just want to get yourself inoculated to prevent swelling on contact.

The Bug
– Zim Zim Zim 12" (Ninja Tune)
A dread-laced dancehall pairing with Burro Banton released on red vinyl with an intricate etching on the B-side.

Canned Heat
– Illinois Blues LP (Cleopatra)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Canned Heat get down and dirty in Illinois on this vintage live album recorded in support of the group's ninth studio album,
The New Age (1973).
Luzmila Carpio
- Yuyay Jap'ina Tapes LP (Squirrel Thing/Omnian Music Group)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In the early 1990s, Luzmila Carpio's songs inspired the Quechua-speaking people of the Bolivian Andes to Yuyay Jap-ina to "reclaim our knowledge" from a culture that marginalized indigenous people. These tapes, newly-restored and presented here capture a vibrant celebration of a people and a language that would not be silenced.

Christian Death
– Halloween 1981 LP (Cleopatra)
Limited edition purple vinyl reissue of the earliest known recording of this legendary gothic death rock band fronted by the inimitable Rozz Williams performing an entrancing live set on Halloween.

John Cleary
– GoGo Juice LP (FHQ)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl.
GoGo Juice is the new album from one of New Orleans' premier musical ambassadors, Jon Cleary. Made in collaboration with multi-Grammy winning producer John Porter (B.B. King, Keb Mo, Ryan Adams, Los Lonely Boys) each one of the carefully crafted songs is a delicate balance of the smooth and the rough; instantly hooks over a set of sophisticated and soulful arrangements. The tracks were recorded over several days deep in the bayou country of Louisiana and subsequently honed in his studio in the old Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. A blend of musical intelligence with direct, accessible pop simplicity that draws from tradition and yet is distinctively separate from it, these songs represent the many aspects of Cleary's musical personality as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter.
Phil Collins
- My Heart's In My Hand, And My Hand Is Pierced, And My Hand's In The Bag, And The Bag Is Shut, And My Heart Is Caught. LP (Shady Lane Productions)
Material from the Turner-nominated artist's (not to be confused with the popular drummer) 2013 project created from anonymized phone conversations of guests of Cologne's Gulliver homeless shelter that were then shaped into original songs by an international group of musicians. Contributors include: David Sylvian, Laetitia Sadier, Damon & Naomi, Demdike Stare, Planningtorock, Pye Corner Audio, Peaking Lights, Scritti Politti, Maria Minerva, and more.

Mike Cooper
– Fratello Mare LP (Room40)
The Italy-based musician's highly personal lap steel playing combines with exotic music and percussion alongside field recordings made on islands across Southeast Asia and the Caribbean to form a poetic, dreamlike, wandering love letter to the distant islands that dot the vast oceans.

David Crosby and Graham Nash
– Bittersweet LP (Vinyl Lovers)
The legendary early tape of Crosby & Nash's second album, featuring the first Crosby & Nash written collaborations on both "Naked In The Rain" and the brilliant "To The Last Whale" suite.

Daft Punk
– TRON: Legacy [Reissue/2010] 2xLP (Walt Disney)
Double-vinyl repress of the classic soundtrack containing seven bonus songs not available on the CD version.

Dead Moon
– Nervous Sooner Changes [Reissue/1995] LP (Mississippi)
Another all time Dead Moon classic. One of the best rock bands of the '90s and 2000's kicks out some of their finest rockers and ballads. Features all time greats like "Diamonds In The Rough," "Say It Isn't So," "Running Out Of Time," "Somewhere Far Away" and "Windows Of Time."

– Evil Power LP (Hell's Headbangers)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album of maniacal iron-fisted blackened thrash metal from Norway.

– Revelation Of Chaos LP (Prosthetic)
Recently released on CD and cassette – now available on vinyl. This German metal band hits the sweet spot where only the most severe elements of death metal, grindcore and punk converge.

– Opprobrium LP (Hells Headbangers)
Second album from the Australian black/death maniacs.

– Hard Rain Falling LP (Sudden Death)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 16
th album from the legendary Canadian punk pioneers.
Empire Of The Sun
– Walking On A Dream [2009] LP (Astralwerks)
Clear vinyl LP pressing of the 2009 debut album from Empire Of The Sun, a collaboration between Luke Steele from The Sleepy Jackson and Pnau main-man Nick Littlemore. Though the occupy the same aural terrain as bands like MGMT, Empire Of The Sun stand out in the crowd, chiefly due to their exceptional melodies and the fact that they don't take themselves too seriously.

John Fahey
– Vol. 3: Dance Of Death & Other Plantation Favorites [Reissue/1964] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Dance Of Death offers a glimpse of an artist in transformation. More than half the album's titles draw from the traditional blues and country repertoire Fahey had spent his teen years and young adulthood collecting, listening to, and learning to play, yet the recordings proved once and for all that his interests lay in musical transfigurations rather than preservation -- Fahey was not afraid to use these old tunes as raw material.
Faith No More
– Sol Invictus LP (Ipecac)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Sol Invictus is Faith No More's seventh album, and first since 1997's Album Of The Year. "Considering this album had little odds of coming about years ago, it's insufficient to say "Sol Invictus" is worth the wait. It's a brand new beginning with a brand new vibe that's still Faith No More in soul. It's not King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime, but Sol Invictus is that damned good on its own merits. In some ways, it's the most mind-blowing performance under the moniker. As the closing number asserts, Faith No More is back from the dead, thank God." – Blabbermouth
Gagakirise & EYE
– Gagakiriseye 7"+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
EYE from Boredoms has teamed up with Japanese rockers Gagakirise for
Gagakiriseye, a very, very limited brand new 7". Gagakiriseye combines EYE's distinctive percussive, maniacal presence with the noise duo's frenzied, colorful sounds. Recommended for fans of Lightning Bolt, Black Pus, OOIOO, Dan Friel, and, of course, Boredoms.
Virgina Genta + Dag Stiberg/Jon Wesseltoft/David Vanzan
- Det Kritiske Punkt LP (Feeding Tube)
Spine-tingling free improv fire-blast from an international quartet with deep underground roots. Together in Olso in 2012, the quartet laid down this very hard-blown and stylish session.

– Everything You Wanted To Know About Silence [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Rhino)
HQ-180gm double-vinyl reissue of the post-hardcore band's debut album.

Goat Semen
– Ego Sum Sathana LP (Hells Headbangers)
Released last April on CD – now available on vinyl. At ground zero of the rebirth and resurgence of South American black/death at the dawn of the new millennium, these Peruvian devils delivered one of the most classic demos ever with their self-titled 2002 demo, which has seen countless re-editions in the past decade. Like a veritable travelogue across the history of South American metal barbarity the past three decades,
Ego Sum Sathana surges and gnashes with all the hellfire and hatred the continent's black/death is world renowned for.
Golden Retriever
– 2 LP (Debacle)
Golden Retriever is the duo of Matt Carlson (modular synthesizer) and Jonathan Sielaff (bass clarinet), two musicians who blur the line between sounds created electronically and acoustically. The pair formed Golden Retriever in 2008 and began to develop a language informed by the practices of free improvisation as well as the tradition of American experimental electronic composers like Alvin Curran & David Behrman. Golden Retriever creates music that is creatively challenging and structurally complex while remaining inviting and emotionally dynamic rather than adopting a confrontational stance toward the listener.

Hate Eternal
– King Of All Kings [Reissue/2002] LP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of the death metal band's second album.

The Haunted
– The Haunted [Reissue/1998] LP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of the Swedish metal band's self-titled debut.

– Wot Oz LP (Woodsist)
Six free-spirited treatments of abstract sound experiments and primitive rock and blues based numbers.

Tom Holkenborg
– Mad Max: Fury Road [OST] 2xLP (Mondo)
Mad Max: Fury Road is a modern action masterpiece. The soundtrack's composer, Junkie XL, utilized the movie's vast landscape to explore a diverse range of musical territory, from beating drums to sweeping strings and electric guitar-driven operatic themes, utilizing nearly 200 instruments.
Jessie Jones
– Jessie Jones LP (Burger)
Recently released on CD and cassette – now available on vinyl. "Jessie Jones was once the frontwoman of the Burger Records-backed band Feeding People, who put out their debut on the So-Cal mainstay label in 2011 before signing to Innovative Leisure and releasing their final effort,
Island Universe, in 2013. Jones has an intriguing, almost cinema-ready backstory: Supposedly raised a devout evangelical Christian, her love of music eventually superseded her relationship with religion. Or so the legend goes, according to a David Bevan-penned Spin review of Feeding People's last album. Jones hasn't been anywhere remotely near the spotlight since, but last year she began working on a new project and started singing in Death Valley Girls." – Stereogum
Joy Division
– Martin Hannett's Personal Mixes [2007] 2xLP (Ozit)
Discovered by friends of Martin Hannett recently and with input from one of his relatives, these recordings give a rare insight into his production ideas for Joy Division and his relationship with the band -- the strange things/sound effects they recorded in the studio together, etc. The studio chit chat and interplay between Hannett, Gretton and Joy Division members is all here as Martin left his own tape machine running throughout studio sessions. On this album we have rare alternative mixes of Joy Division that were Martin's personal favorites and he had the forethought to get the band members to give him control of these recordings.

Kim and Leanne
– True West LP (HoZac)
Kim Salmon & Leanne Cowie (both of The Scientists) release an album that is not a throw back or
Happy Days version of the mid '80s. Yes, the music is dark and primitive, but it is most definitely a record made in the now. The material here has echoes of classic Scientists swampy sound, while other tracks recall classic Nuggets garage punk. They also manage to throw in a Rolling Stones cover.
– Arisen New Era LP (Unique Leader)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the French brutal death metallers.

Tim Kuhl
– 1982 LP/Cassette (Austin Music Distribution)
1982 is Tim Kuhl's follow up effort to 2012's critically acclaimed St. Helena. It is a darker, electronic effort, conceived and composed on an iPad while Tim was touring the world playing drums for Sean Lennon's The GOASTT. Kuhl later brought the songs to NYC engineer Joshua Valleau (Wolvves, John Legend, etc.) and together they fleshed out the textures and sounds around the compositions. The album features collaborations with Satomi Matsuzaki (Deerhoof), poet Geoffrey Bankowski, and Grey McMurray.
Florian Kupfer
– Explora 12" (Technicolour)
This four-track EP brims with punchy percussion, swatches of low-end menace, mechanical grind at a steady build, and a deep unidentifiable rumble.

Greg Lake
– London '81 LP (Cleopatra)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Vocalist/guitarist from the legendary prog rock bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer launched a solo career in 1981 and embarked on a worldwide tour captured on this live album and made available here for the very first time. Includes performances of songs from Lake's self-titled solo debut album, plus live versions of ELP's "Lucky Man," King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man," and more.

Sam Lee & Friends
– Fade In Time LP (The Nest Collective)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Nominated for the UK's Mercury Music Prize for his debut album in 2012, Sam Lee is an outstanding singer and song collector. Lee is a 21st-century artist, collecting new versions of old songs on his iPhone and laptop, but his repertoire is full of history. He is the driving force behind the eclectic, award-winning folk club The Nest Collective, which has brought traditional music to new stages and venues, and founder of a burgeoning song collectors' movement that inspires a new generation of performers to draw on living source singers. Impassioned and hugely ambitious in scope,
The Fade In Time is a major statement from an artist and group extending the borders of their music beyond its national boundaries to encompass Bollywood beats, Polynesian textures and contemporary classical music.
John Lennon/Plastic Ono
Band - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band [Reissue/1970] LP (Capitol)
John Lennon - Imagine [Reissue/1971] LP (Capitol)
John Lennon - Some Time In New York City [Reissue/1972] 2xLP (Capitol)
John Lennon - Mind Games [Reissue/1973] LP (Capitol)
John Lennon - Walls And Bridges [Reissue/1974] LP (Capitol)
John Lennon - Rock n Roll [Reissue/1975] LP (Capitol)
John Lennon - Double Fantasy [Reissue/1980] LP (Capitol)
John Lennon - Milk And Honey [Reissue/1984] LP (Capitol)
Recently released as a box set – now available separately.

Lesa & Ross
– Lesa & Ross LP (Great Pop Supplement)
Lesa Aldridge was the long-term partner and muse of Alex Chilton and a key collaborator --perhaps only hinted at until now -- for the legendary sessions for Big Star's
Third/Sister Lovers LP. Whilst fellow Memphis music head Ross Johnson cut his teeth as drummer for the legendary Tav Falco's Panther Burns. When you throw in the production skills of the equally legendary, late great Jim Dickinson (the raw/skeletal tracks here recorded by him at Zebra Ranch in Mississippi) that makes for a heady brew -- the latterday "glue" production wise, for which was provided by mutual friend Kip Uhlhorn of Cloudland Canyon. Pink vinyl.
Andrew Liles
– Life Is An Empty Place LP (Norton North)
New album from this member of Current 93 and Nurse With Wound with cover art by Steven Stapleton.

Liquid Idiot/Idiot Orchestra
– Liquid Idiot/Idiot Orchestra LP (Superior Viaduct)
Archival LP of pre-Liquid Liquid bands, includes two rare 7" singles from 1978/1980. While these ensembles sounded more experimental than groove-oriented, the beginnings of Liquid Liquid's spatial/conceptual framework can be heard here.

Liquid Liquid
– Liquid Liquid [Reissue/1981] 12" (Superior Viaduct)
Liquid Liquid – Successive Reflexes [Reissue/1981] 12" (Superior Viaduct)
Liquid Liquid – Optimo [Reissue/1983] 12" (Superior Viaduct)
Following their debut in 1981, Liquid Liquid wasted no time with their second release the same year.
Successive Reflexes picks up where the previous EP leaves off with "Lock Groove," a slow-paced deconstruction of Fela Kuti and Can that shows how quickly the band was able to capture their stripped-down approach in the studio. "Push" drives forward with unapologetic funk, yet still sounds utterly unique. Like their labelmates ESG, Liquid Liquid created music on their own terms and artfully avoided the trappings of any single genre. Liquid Liquid continued toward dance-floor perfection with their third EP, 1983's Optimo.
Long Distance Poison
– Human Program LP (Deep Distance)
Long Distance Poison present an irresistible concoction of convergent psychedelic and analog electronic energies, everything from a love of nature, and Rothko-like visual aesthetics, to musical influences like Sky Records, John Carpenter soundtracks, minimalism, and a less-hyper Mother Mallard or post
Phaedra Tangerine Dream. Also of note is the unusual male/female dynamic of the record, itself an unusual occurrence in modern electronic music.
– Chicken -N- Beer [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Def Jam)
Ludacris – The Red Light District [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Def Jam)
Ludacris – Release Therapy [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Def Jam)
HQ-180gm color vinyl reissues – part of UMe's ongoing
Respect The Classics campaign.
Lynyrd Skynyrd
– One More For The Fans 3xLP+MP3 (Loud & Proud)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Recorded live at The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA November 12
th 2014 with guests Randy Houser, Robert Randolph & Jimmy Hall, Aaron Lewis, Blackberry Smoke, O.A. R., Cheap Trick, moe. & John Hiatt, Gov't Mule, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Jason Isbell, Peter Frampton, Trace Adkins, Charlie Daniels & Donnie Van Zant, Alabama, and Gregg Allman.
Mister Squinter And Ellen Reid
– The Midnight Swim 7" (Death Waltz)
Two cuts from the soundtrack to Sarah Adina Smith's acclaimed drama
The Midnight Swim. A found footage drama, the film concerns three sisters who return home after their mother goes missing to find a mystery they need to unravel. Matching the mood are tracks from L.A. underground artist Mister Squinter (Side One's "Mother") and Canadian composer Ellen Reid ("Child" from Side Two), both mesmerizing but with contrasting tones, using sound effects and vocals in innovative ways.
Keith Mlevhu
– The Bad Will Die LP (Strawberry Rain)
An anthology of arguably Zambia's most prolific artist. Infamous in Zamrock circles, Keith Mlevhu's name is often mentioned alongside Paul Ngozi and Witch as one of the Zamrock era greats. A solo artist to a fault, outside of allowing Cosmos Zani to play keyboard occasionally, Keith played all the instruments on his albums, including using a megaphone to manipulate his voice on some songs.

The Modern Lovers
– The Modern Lovers [Reissue/1976] LP (Sanctuary)
Originally released on the Beserkeley label in 1976 (though most of the material was recorded in 1973),
The Modern Lovers is a universally accepted proto-punk classic. It's an album that bridges the gap between The Velvet Underground, a band whom leader Jonathan Richman was obsessed with, and the first wave of punk rock. While also displaying the goofy wit that would later be Richman's signature, The Modern Lovers is equal parts geeky, emotional, angst driven, life affirming, and, from start to finish, absolutely brilliant.
– Alpine Frequency 2xLP (Feeding Tube)
A lazily explorative double-LP set sewn into a whole from various tattered swathes of sound; a real achievement, resembling a shorthand essay about all that has gone before it.

– Aria Of Vernal Tombs LP (20 Buck Spin)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Black metal, death metal, traditional heavy metal and Medieval music are all weaved seamlessly together in baroque yet abrasive reverence on
Aria, resulting in a remarkably original long-player.
Stephen O'Malley
– Gruides LP (Demdike Stare)
Towering, immersive orchestral composition, commissioned and performed by French 35-piece improv orchestra ONCEIM. Requires the musicians to sustain pitches for several minutes, yielding spectra of eliding dissonance rent in sliding tone clusters and lucent geometries punctuated by a similar whipcrack percussion to that used in Sunn O)))'s 2014 collaboration wtih Scott Walker.

– Fundamentals LP (All City)
Recently released on CD and cassette – now available on vinyl.
Fundamentals, Parisian producer Onra's new album, is a paean to '90s hip-hop and R&B long players, an album that wears its Golden Era inspirations proudly on its sleeve. Taking the production levels up a notch with a more crafted, polished sound across the whole LP, the album was produced entirely on an MPC with no computer software used.
– Red X LP (Blackest Ever Black)
Red X was inspired by Peter Tosh's diary recordings in which he documented his dissatisfaction and mistrust in the run-up to his shocking murder in '87. The track brilliantly bridges dubwise, isolationist electronics and modern soundsystem dynamics.
– Sh!theads In The Ditch LP (Feeding Tube)
Another great album by this Hudson Valley trio (again, first issued as a cassette by OSR), continuing their plunge into the ocean of post-punk readymaids. Palberta's sound collages together many of the greatest female outfits of the classic Rough Trade era (Kleenex to The Raincoats to Mo-Dettes and onward) while retaining an after-core blurtage that can momentarily call to mind anyone from Slant 6 to Huggy Bear.

Pere Ubu
– Elitism For The People 4xLP+MP3 (Fire)
Previously released for UK RSD 2015 – now available stateside. Collects
The Hearpen Singles, The Modern Dance, Dub Housing, and Manhattan (Live At Max's Kansas City 1977). For The Hearpen Singles, The Modern Dance and Dub Housing, Paul Hamann digitally transferred the original quarter-inch two-track analog master mix tapes at Suma using the highest resolution available, 192khz/24 bit. That's more than four times the audio resolution of cd music. The vinyl was cut directly from those files on the best lathe Neumann manufactured.
Lee Perry
– Holiness Righteousness LP (Secret)
Ten tracks taken from Perry's 2003 album
Alien Starman now on limited edition vinyl. Perry doesn't take all production duties here; Roger Lomas is on hand as well, and the resulting sound calls to mind mid-season On-U as it ambles blissfully along with a female vocal back up team who sound like Akabu.
- Sentimental Something LP (Important)
New LP from Richard Chartier's ambient side-project. While Pinkcourtesyphone veers into more conventional terrain than his minimalist solo works, the mood here is still heavy with dark atmosphere, featuring haunting vocals folded into a layered mix of reverb-saturated samples and synth sounds.

– Voice Of Rebellion LP (Steamhammer US)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Aggressive, meticulous, passionate, righteous — all distinguishing traits that have come to symbolize the fundamentals of metal/hardcore pioneers Pro-Pain.

– Frozen Niagara Falls 3xLP (Profound Lore)
Released last May on CD – now available on vinyl. New double-album from Dominick Fernow (Vatican Shadow, ex-Cold Cave) treads a fine line between harsh noise extremity and atmospheric beauty -- his massive, layered walls of sound may be comprised of piercing feedback, tortured vocals and machine-like industrial pounding, or incorporate meticulous sampling, entrancing beats and waves of electronica.

Public Image Ltd.
– Double Trouble 10" (PiL Official)
PiL recently announced the release of their 10th studio album
What The World Needs Now... will be arriving in September. Album opener and lead single "Double Trouble" sees the band launching with a statement of intent. Also includes "Bettie Page" and the non-album bonus track "Turkey Tits."
Rat Columns
– Fooling Around 12"+MP3 (Blackest Ever Black)
First vinyl release of the definitive version of "Fooling Around," which appeared in truncated form on 2014 album
Leaf. Its void-chasing motoric and moody jangle evoke Splendour Of Fear-era Felt or David Kilgour at his dreamiest.
The Revivalists
– Men Amongst Mountains LP (Wind-Up)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The formation of The Revivalists was all about chance, but everything since then has been a combination of hard work, awesome music, and friendship. The septet has been playing nonstop since 2007, crafting a genre-hopping sound that rounds out traditional rock instrumentation with horns and pedal steel guitar and mixes the divergent backgrounds of its individual members with the humid, funky undercurrents of the band's New Orleans home. The result is like English spoken with an exotic accent: familiar, yet difficult to pin down.

– Rainbow 12" (Ninja Tune)
Cut-'n'-paste extraordinaire, dancefloor mover and shaker, auteur of ambience.

Royal Southern Brotherhood
– Don't Look Back LP (Ruf)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from re-invigorated supergroup fronted by Cyril Neville, now joined by Tyrone Vaughan (son of Jimmie). Recorded at the iconic Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals.

Jannick Schou
– Fabrik LP (Experimedia)
Second album from Denmark's Jannick Schou sees him further fold his powerful ambient sound into deep and heavy techno territories.

The Scientists
– The Scientists [Reissue/1981] LP (Numero)
The Scientists – Blood Red River [Reissue/1983] LP (Numero)
The Scientists' 1981 wild debut bewildered Perth, Australia's punters with its charging anthems centered on themes of young love and alienation. Obvious in its rebellion yet more pop than punk, the self-titled "Pink Album" deftly embodied the tough-yet-danceable outsider aura of The Ramones, and its unheard of, feverish clip shook the shores of the geographically confined Swan Coastal Plain of down under. Recorded just as the lineup of guitarist-vocalist Kim Salmon (The Cheap Nasties), drummer James Baker (The Victims) and bassist Ian Sharples were breaking up, the album stands as a testament to the contagious chops of Perth's swelling pool of musical talent, and to the promise of Salmon's unwavering vision that would become one of the most celebrated acts of the Aussie underground. The six-song
Blood Red River revisited band leader Kim Salmon's interest in the Cramps and The Stooges, while adding in the repetitive dementia of Suicide and elements of cow punk twang, with Salmon's distinctly unrefined Australian accent snarling tales of lust, confusion and angst.
Frank Sinatra & The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
– The Popular Frank Sinatra 6xLP (Megaforce)
A collection of early Frank Sinatra recordings on translucent blue vinyl.

Six Six Seconds
- Tearing Down Heaven 10" (Blackest Ever Black)
Darkly rapturous dream-pop; the abyssal swoon of shoegaze meets a harsher, more pernicious order of psychedelic rock minimalism.

Soft Machine
– Wonderland LP (Secret)
A collection of early Soft Machine tracks from 1967, featuring Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Robert Wyatt and Daevid Allen on side one, and from 1969/'70 featuring Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt, Hugh Hopper and Elton Dean on side two. HQ-180gm vinyl.

– Archangel 2xLP (Nuclear Blast)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Soufly's tenth full-length release was recorded in the Spring of 2015 with Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom, Deftones). Armed with Max Cavalera's four-stringed guitars, unmistakable growl and instantly recognizable riffage, the muddy tones and constant rhythmic bounce of Soulfly has retained its gritty edge while pushing the boundaries of what's possible in metal.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
– Passaic Night 1978: The Classic New Jersey Broadcast Volume One 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Passaic Night 1978: The Classic New Jersey Broadcast Volume Two 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Passaic Night 1978: The Classic New Jersey Broadcast Volume Three 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Winterland Night 1978: The Classic San Francisco Broadcast Volume One 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Winterland Night 1978: The Classic San Francisco Broadcast Volume Two 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Winterland Night 1978: The Classic San Francisco Broadcast Volume Three 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Bruce Springsteen has played over a thousand shows across the last four decades, nearly all of which will live forever in the hearts and memories of the fans who attended. However, there are a handful of shows that are so well-known and legendary that they are referred to simply by one name: Agora, Passaic, and Winterland. These shows have become part of a Springsteen fans vernacular and used as a point of reference when discussing just about every aspect of Bruce's career.

- Bonxie LP (Slimstyle)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Great Skua is known in England under the name bonxie. Because of it's size and aggressive attitude, the animal has no enemies. But what have the love Stornoway with such a ruffian of the skies to do? "Bonxie" calls the band from Oxford their third album, it is the first for which they employed a producer. Not just any producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters), the world of Stornoway jolted a little and brought the band to leave their comfort zones. Is Norton the Great Skua? Hardly. Singer Brian Briggs is an ornithologist, the band loves nature and birds, on "bonxie" two is thought lovingly. Around the Brent Goose, whose song can be heard in addition to the 19 other birds. Otherwise the sound is richer than before: In "Between The Salt Marsh And The Sea" about to Stornoway show of it's electronic page, and "Get Low," the first single, is a great pop song. No question: "bonxie" is a very musical bird.

– Moon Lit Our Path LP (Prosthetic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. After making waves with their debut album
On The Steps Of The Temple, Arizona-based instrumental duo Tempel return with their sophomore album, The Moon Lit Our Path. The release consists of five colossal tracks that fuse haunting blackened post-metal melodies with progressive accents and atmospheric tinges.
– W.I.C.K.E.D. [2009] LP+MP3 (Majik Ninja)
Standard weight, red splatter double-LP in gatefold packaging.

Vanilla Fudge
– Spirit Of '67 LP (Cleopatra)
Now available on starburst vinyl -- a collection of brilliant reworkings of classic tracks like 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 lots more.

Various Artists
– I'm In A Strange Town LP (Mississippi)
Compilation of top notch Gospel and blues recorded between 1927 and 1967. A mix of very well known artists such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Gary Davis and Robert Wilkins and more obscure folks like John Lee and Charles White. A record filled with some of Mississippi Records favorite recordings -- ripping guitar work outs, soulful ballads, loping drunken jug bands and more. All songs are on the theme of travel, death and transcendence. Got an existential crisis? This may be the record for you.

Various Artists
– Music City Sessions 3-In-1 Value Pack! 3xLP+MP3 (Omnivore)
Omnivore Recordings went back to the early '70s and mined the Bay Area soul for tracks from the Music City label. Working with producer Alec Palao, who received a Grammy nomination and R&B for his notes on 2011's
The Music City Story, the team constructed vinyl-only releases to celebrate the funk— The Music City Sessions, Volumes 1, 2, and 3.
Various Artists
– Troubled Waters LP (Mississippi)
Compilation of blues and gospel recordings made by George Mitchell between 1962 and 1976. The deep hill country stomps and blues of RL Burnside, Rosa Lee Hill and Jesse Mae Hemphill, The hard driving electric guitar and drum music of James Davis, the haunting gospel ballads of Robert Johnson (not the one your thinking of) and James Shorter, the flowing beautiful blues of Joe Callicott, Furry Lewis and Jesse Lee Vortis, the drum and fife music of Napoleon Strickland and much more.

Various Artists
- Yesterday Of Our Love: The Soul Of Challenge Records LP (Sundazed)
A must-have collection of the most soulful tracks from the Challenge label, all released between 1963 and 1968, from the original mono singles masters. Hear great tracks from Jerry Fuller—who also contributed liner notes—Jimmy Seals, Johnny Wyatt, Charles Lamont and the Extremes, Yvonne Carroll, Ron Holden, and Jimmy Walker of the Knickerbockers. 12-inch LP, limited pressing on clear vinyl.

Vibracathedral Orchestra
- Rec Blast Motorbike LP (VHF)
The mighty "classic" lineup of the Vibracathedral Orchestra returns with their first new music in many years. Here the quintet of Michael Flower, Neil Campbell, Bridget Hayden, Adam Davenport and Julian Bradley (joined by raconteur John Godbert) feature in a set of upbeat tracks that put the group's radical instrumental strategies into a package of full-on rock action.

– I/II LP (Tiny Engines)
Walleater has a penchant for melody and suspense, a certain flare for the dramatic build and release. However, this never comes at the expense of the song. Nothing is contrived or forced, every note serves a purpose and every piece of the puzzle fits. And that simplicity, that organic quality, that is where Walleater's sound begins and ends.

Patrick Watson
– Just Another Ordinary Day [2003] LP (Secret City)
Patrick Watson – Close To Paradise [Reissue/2006] LP (Secret City)
Patrick Watson – Wooden Arms [Reissue/2009] 2xLP (Secret City)
One of Montreal's best kept secrets, Patrick Watson is a young piano-playing singer/songwriter who draws influences from a wide range of artists, including Jeff Buckley, Erik Satie, Bjork and early Pink Floyd. He's backed by a strong band that includes Robbie Kuster on drums, Mishka Stein on bass, and Simon Angell on guitar.

– Right To Rise LP (Razor & Tie)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Hailing from Detroit, this five piece, explosive rock band has been making a name for themselves as a must see band since they self-released their debut album
Full Blast F**kery in 2013.
J.G. Wright
- Sorcerer of Sound LP (Polytechnic Youth)
Brand new album by revered space/psych rock drone-head Justin Wright of Expo 70. Diversifying to the extent whereby the album was recorded using totally analogue equipment in an improvised manner that in Wright's own words "harks back to the early days of private press releases."

– Possessed E.P. 12" (Tru Thoughts)
Just in time for Summer, Wrongtom emerges with a new vinyl EP. The
Possessed E.P. continues in the spirit of his series of Wrongtom Meets projects, boasting collaborations with Tippa Irie, JC Lodge, The Ragga Twins, Desta Zion, The Correctonal Horns and Deemas J as well as a bonus cut from his long-standing live reggae/dub collective the Stoneleigh Mountain Rockers.
Years & Years
– Communion 2xLP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. With their luminous brand of electro-pop, London-based trio Years & Years layer sweetly smooth vocals over bright and heady beats to create what they call music you can dance and cry to. As winners of the BBC Sound of 2015 Poll (an honor previously granted to such critically praised hitmakers as Sam Smith, Adele, and Ellie Goulding), the group has spent the last few years charming audiences worldwide by merging R&B, deep house, and classic-pop with both elegance and abandon.

– Like It Is: Yes At The Mesa Arts Center 2xLP (Frontiers)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On August 12th 2014, Yes performed two of their most popular and storied albums of their catalog in their entirety, all in one concert:
Close To The Edge and Fragile at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, AZ.
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>The Replacements – The Twin/Tone Years 4xLP (Rhino)
New limited-edition, numbered box set which collects The Replacements' Twin/Tone discography:
Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash (1981), the Stink EP (1982), Hootenanny (1983) and Let It Be (1984).
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out 14 AUGUST 2015…
On 14th August, each of Red House Painters' original studio albums released on 4AD will be reissued on individual black vinyl, after being out of print for over twenty years!
Pre-order your classics NOW!
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– Orbital (Green Album) [Reissue/1991] 2xLP (Rhino)
– Orbital (Brown Album) [Reissue/1993] 2xLP (Rhino)
Orbital became one of the biggest names in techno during the mid-'90s by solving the irreconcilable differences previously inherent in the genre: to stay true to the dance underground and, at the same time, force entry into the rock arena, where an album functions as an artistic statement -- not a collection of singles -- and a band's prowess is demonstrated by the actual performance of live music. Though Phil and Paul Hartnoll first charted with a single, the 1990 British Top 20 hit "Chime," the duo later became known for critically praised albums. The duo entered 1993 ready to free techno from its club restraints, beginning in June with a second LP.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
500mg – To The Firmament LP (Drawing Room)
500mg is Michael Gibbons of monolithic sounds-great-on-any-substance Bardo Pond. With a name inspired by modern-day shaman Terrence McKenna, 500mg represents the essential "heroic dose" of the lysergic. The music of 500mg primarily features guitar, all facets. Electric vibrations, acoustic treatments, straight and experimental approaches, and of course feedback are all just par for the course. Other instrumentation and items thrown onto the 500mg canvass include synthesizer, percussion, and modern sampling. Occasional voice(s) can also be heard if you knock closely.

Alvarius B.
– Chin Spirits (Durga) 10" (Unrock)
Unrock's Saraswati series continues with a trip into the spiritual wonderland of Alvarius B. aka Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, Invisible Hands). Deep down, heavy, Sun City Girls-flavored Dada deluxe. Crackling midgets, purist psychedelia. A cocoon of seven colorful, shiny monoliths of essential nonsense, each dirty pearl standing by itself.

Atlantic Thrills
– Bed Bugs 7" (Almost Ready)
Another shot of Pebbles-infused party punk from Providence, Rhode Island's Atlantic Thrills.

– Ballroom LP (Ever/Never)
Ballroom is a powerful ensemble assembled from scattered remnants of other notable bands. Cecil (who also plays guitar) did time in Chicago punk standout Busy Signals, and has featured in numerous NYC bands since his relocation. The other axe-slinger, Kristian Brenchley, is a founding member of long-running scum rockers Woman, and also lays down the bottom end in Ever/Never labelmates Degreaser.

Blood Folke
– My Heart In The Brilliance Of Fire LP (Init)
The second full-length from the Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN blackened doom three-piece. Comprised of guitars, viola, and drums, Blood Folke's Init Records debut is five heavy dark songs mixing doomy guitar riffs and post-rock drumming with haunting viola that can be both melodic and screeching at times.

– Strike Now LP (Ever/Never)
1978 was ground zero for the UK post-punk explosion. The previous few years had seen raw rock n' roll claw it's way back into the mass consciousness, but ‘78 was the year a veritable army of disconnected and discontented art students decided, en masse mind, to pick up cheap guitars, switch on malfunctioning synthesizers and beat upon cobbled-together drumkits. From the art colleges they came, inspired by the throbbing rhythms of PiL, The Pop Group and Pere Ubu, but also by politically-charged reggae and dub such as King Tubby, Prince Far-I and the Coxsone Sound System. Code BMUS was just such a unit.

Dead Flowers
– His Blues [2014] LP (Idol)
"A year after their last album
For You, post-modern rock band Dead Flowers are still covered in classic-rock grit and playing around in the Woodstock mud. Their songs, meanwhile, are playing almost daily on local radio. In an even trade, the Dallas band discards past bits of Americana and country flair for a more aggressive punk influence on their sophomore release, His Blues." – Dallas Observer
– Rougher Squalor LP (Ever/Never)
Crawling out of the deep, dark hole they dug for themselves on
Bottom Feeder (2011) and Sweaty Hands (2012), New York City's premier psychedelic swamp rock unit Degreaser are set to take an unsuspecting and tepid rock scene by storm.
Dickhead Rescue
– More Than… 7" (Ever/Never)
"If you like your swooning pop muffled by fuzz, definitely check out the new Dickhead Rescue 7" on Ever/Never."—Pitchfork

Digital Underground
– Sex Packets [Reissue/1990] LP (Rhino)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of the Oakland, CA rap collective's debut album, originally released by Tommy Boy in 1990 and featuring the hit single "The Humpty Dance."

Willie Dixon/Memphis Slim
– Willie's Blues [Reissue/1959] LP (Analog Productions/Fantasy)
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.

– Fail To Feel Safe LP (Century Media)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. OH based hardcore/metal band, Enabler, led by frontman, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Lohrber, is an honest, pissed-off and heartfelt metallic hardcore band that folds thrash, death metal, punk rock and hardcore into their overall sound.

Evel Knievel Rice
– Mr. Grover's Room 7"+MP3 (Alona's Dream)
Archival release of UK skate-punk band Evel Kinevel Rice's unissued 7" EP from 1988. Produced with Tommy Stupid (of the world famous Stupids), EKR unleash a torrent of high pressure teen anthems. This unheard punk classic finally sees release after 27 years of obscurity.

Fear Factory
– Genexus 2xLP (Nuclear Blast)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the cyber metal band. The word "Genexus" is a hybrid is a hybrid of two words; Genesis and Nexus. This word describes the next transition in human evolution as man moves forward to a mechanical state of being. Author/computer scientist/futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts that the singularity will occur around 2045. Genexus is the term for that next evolutionary process. Where humans are machines, machines are human, and the differences are oblivious to the naked eye.

Front Line Assembly
– Hard Wired [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Artoffact)
Front Line Assembly – Live Wired [1996] 3xLP (Artoffact)
Front Line Assembly – Plasticity [Reissue/1996] 10" (Artoffact)
20 years ago, Front Line Assembly unleashed on an unsuspecting and since then forever humbled industrial world,
Hard Wired, one of the most memorable and highest impact recordings in the genre, period. The duo of Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber accomplished on these ten tracks nothing short of a masterpiece. Live Wired was recorded in Mainz, Germany on October 24th, 1995, and is available on vinyl for the first time.
Warren Haynes featuring Railroad Earth
– Ashes & Dust 2xLP+MP3 (Concord)
Recently released 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. Includes digital download featuring bonus tracks.
h M A S
- Fear God Honour The King LP (Homeless)
Homeless now presents its first archival release—the art-damaged spazz-punk of h M A S—with their unreleased LP,
Fear God Honour The King. "While the rest of the world was caught up in grunge, Britpop or the Spice Girls or intentionally reacting against these things, Duncan Robinson and Ben Crothers were listening to Devo and Pixies, obsessing about other Hobart bands, watching lots of David Lynch, consuming sherbet at an unhealthy rate and making a virtue out of short attention spans. The music that emerged at a stunning rate, sounded something like the cast of Rugrats scoring Japanese advertisements with a Casiotone, a broken guitar and the world's oldest drum machine."—Andy Haze
– Force Rise The Sun LP (Prosthetic)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. InAeona is a post-rock band from Boston.

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.
– Passersby 7" (Selfish Agenda)
Previously as vocalist, percussionist and songwriter for the L.A.-based experimental trio Young People, Katie Eastburn has released records for 5RC, Too Pure and Dim Mak. She has also scored/choreographed/released the film
Starter Set: New Dance & Music For The Camera, for Kill Rock Stars. With Passersby, KATIEE makes songs that slink and slither, sparkle and shake.
Andrew Kidman
– Litmus [OST/Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Anthology Recordings)
Andrew Kidman – Glass Love [OST/Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Anthology Recordings)
Andrew Kidman – Litmus/Glass Love [OST/Reissue/1996/2006] 2xLP (Anthology Recordings)
As part Anthology Recordings' Surf Archive series, we celebrate the soundtracks to Andrew Kidman's classic 1996 film
Litmus alongside his 2006 follow up Glass Love. Litmus, Andrew Kidman's first avant-garde surf film, served as a soulful reaction to the pop-punk progression that dominated the "alternative" mainstream. The outcome of the "one-and-done" sessions was a lo-fi, rustic, experimental rock ‘n' roll sound, adding a rough-around-the-edges ambiance to the surf scenes that span Ireland, Australia, California, and South Africa. Additional contributions from Galaxie 500, Yothu Yindi and The Screaming Orphans diversify the score. Kidman released his second film, Glass Love, ten years later.
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.

Cate Le Bon
– Me Oh My [2009] LP (The Control Group)
A heady and highly personal Gallic stew of equal parts Nico, Malkmus and the chronicler's own emotional observations on the impossibility of existence. The carefully constructed
Me Oh My boasts a concise palette of instrumentation played live by Cate and a fluid band of close friends. Perfectly illuminating her writing skills with understated menace and beauty. First time on vinyl.
Lil Durk
– Remember My Name LP (Def Jam)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Chicago-based rapper. One of the rising stars of Def Jam's crop of Chicago rappers, Lil Durk uses his lyrics to talk about the city rap scene and life in Englewood, on the South Side.

– Hardcore Friends LP (Lame-O)
Eric Slick and Dom Angelella are infinitely busy—Slick plays drums in Dr. Dog and Angelella writes songs for DRGN KING—but they finally orchestrated the time, nearly a decade into the bands life, to record their debut full-length album,
Hardcore Friends. Recorded in five days, Hardcore Friends features unshakeable guitars and genuine lyrics that invoke the likes of Stephen Malkmus and Archers of Loaf.
The Lonesome Trio
– The Lonesome Trio LP (Sugar Hill)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Twenty years ago Ed Helms (guitar, banjo), Jacob Tilove (mandolin) and Ian Riggs (bass) were drawn together by their love of bluegrass. Ever since that fortuitous day they have been playing music described as the peculiar mind meld of three old friends who've been through 20 years of life, love, loss and laughter together, working it all out through raw and honest acoustic music.

L'Orange & Kool Keith
– Time? Astonishing! LP (Mello Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. L'Orange & Kool Keith set out to make something absurd, yet traditional, putting the Ultramagnetic MC in a position to rap over beats that fans have wanted to hear him on for years. Joining the team is a cast of legendary rappers to create a diversity of talent. The album is a loose tale of a time traveler, moving only forward through time, settling in the future and living as he would normally.
Time? Astonishing! seems to imply that adventure is only a step away, but never seems to reach that point. It's an abstract and absurdist approach to working with an absurdist MC.
Miss May I
– Deathless LP (Rise)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the young metal band. Fast, aggressive hooks and melodic yet brutal breakdowns.

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.

My Chemical Romance
– May Death Never Stop You: The Greatest Hits 2001-2013 LP+CD (Reprise)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. A compilation of My Chemical Romance's best songs, including previously unreleased material, including the "Attic Demos," and one of the last songs the band worked on in the studio.

Gary Numan/Tubeway Army
– Premier Hits 2xLP (Beggar's Banquet)
Premier Hits is a 21-song compilation album and this is the first time it's been available on vinyl. This perfect introduction to the world of Gary Numan contains his best-known hits including "Cars," "I Die: You Die," "Are ‘Friends' Electric?" and more. The LP also contains four bonus tracks, "Metal," "We Are So Fragile," "Films," and "Me, I Disconnect From You."
– Know America LP (Ever/Never)
Coming at you direct from Cleveland, Ohio, Lamont "Bim" Thomas has transitioned seamlessly from journeyman sticksman in some of the state's finest bands (This Moment In Black History, Unholy Two, Puffy Areolas, Bassholes, etc.) to the full-on phenomenon known as Obnox. From a foundation of dirt-level garage punk, Thomas sculpts deep cuts out of blown-out beats, redline guitar damage, and soulful singing, as if your local gospel choir had been raised on a steady diet of The Pagans and
Back From The Grave comps.
Sinéad O'Connor
– I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got [Reissue/1990] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got became Sinead O'Connor's popular breakthrough on the strength of the stunning Prince cover ''Nothing Compares 2 U,'' which topped the pop charts for a month.
– Orbital (Green Album) [Reissue/1991] 2xLP (Rhino)
Orbital – Orbital (Brown Album) [Reissue/1993] 2xLP (Rhino)
Orbital became one of the biggest names in techno during the mid-'90s by solving the irreconcilable differences previously inherent in the genre: to stay true to the dance underground and, at the same time, force entry into the rock arena, where an album functions as an artistic statement -- not a collection of singles -- and a band's prowess is demonstrated by the actual performance of live music. Though Phil and Paul Hartnoll first charted with a single, the 1990 British Top 20 hit "Chime," the duo later became known for critically praised albums. The duo entered 1993 ready to free techno from its club restraints, beginning in June with a second LP.

Beth Orton
– Daybreaker [Reissue/2002] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
Like Beth Orton's previous offerings, her third album makes a slight first impression. Sure, the jangly acoustic guitars, drifting melodies, and robust voice are pleasant enough, but it is only after a while that the true potency of the songs becomes apparent. Despite the occasional electronic flourishes at the hands of collaborators such as the Chemical Brothers and Everything but the Girl's Ben Watt, and the beaming West Coast harmonies she shares with pal Ryan Adams,
Daybreaker is a supremely personal record.
Parquet Courts/Joey Pizza Slice
– Split 7" (Wharf Cat)
Parquet Courts and Joey Pizza Slice have both long admired the other's catalog through various incarnations and releases. Now they get a chance to cover one another's songs.

– The Secret History Vol. 1 2xLP+MP3 (Matador)
Pavement made five proper album-as-albums:
Slanted And Enchanted (1992), Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994), Wowee Zowee (1995), Brighten The Corners (1997) and Terror Twilight (1999). Each has its own sound. Each has its own legend. But each of their official albums has a shadow album—and it's usually as strong as the album that actually *did* come out. The Secret History Vol. 1, collects the songs that got away during the era of Slanted And Enchanted, which Stephen Malkmus, Scott Kannberg and Gary Young recorded on the cheaper-than-cheap in January 1991. Secret Slanted History collects gems from Peel Sessions ("Kentucky Cocktail," "Circa 1762") and seven-inches ("Baptist Blacktick") as well as live slop from the first European tours, with Mark Ibold and Bob Nastanovich in the fold.
Piccadilly Circus
– Till I Get To The Top b/w Do You Feel It 7" (B-W)
Unreleased 1967 garage swingers from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

Planning For A Burial/Mother Room
– Split 7"+MP3 (Native Sound)
Simultaneously straddling the line between begin completely nostalgic and futurist sounding, Planning For Burial is in the vein of Dirty Beaches and Forest Swords. Mother Room fuses elements of drone and noise with gothic and at times, pop intonations into swelling suites of disorienting distortion.

Princess Century
– Lossy 12" (Paper Bag)
Princess Century is the solo project of Maya Postepski, participant in Toronto's Austra, among other activities. The
Lossy 12" accompanies recent album Lossless, and it gives us three new tracks of vintage drum machine, shimmering synths, and dour vocals that recall Anika.
Public Enemy
– Apocalypse '91… The Enemy Strikes Black [Reissue/1991] LP (Def Jam)
Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black is the legendary hip-hop group's fourth studio album. It was the debut of production team Imperial Grand Ministers Of Funk, which consisted of producers Stuart Robertz, Cerwin 'C-Dawg' Depper, Gary G-Wiz, and The JBL.
Red House Painters
– Down Colorful Hill [Reissue/1992] LP+MP3 (4AD)
Red House Painters – Red House Painters (Roller-Coaster) [Reissue/1993] LP+MP3 (4AD)
Red House Painters – Red House Painters (Bridge) [Reissue/1993] LP+MP3 (4AD)
Red House Painters – Ocean Beach/Shock Me [Reissue/1994/1995] 2xLP+MP3 (4AD)
Reissued and collected on color vinyl in a box set for RSD 2015 – each title is now available separately on standard black vinyl.

The Replacements
– The Twin/Tone Years 4xLP (Rhino)
New limited-edition, numbered box set which collects The Replacements' Twin/Tone discography:
Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash (1981), the Stink EP (1982), Hootenanny (1983) and Let It Be (1984).
Frank Sinatra
– Watertown [Reissue/1969] LP (Reprise)
Watertown is a 1969 studio album by the legendary crooner Frank Sinatra. In a series of soliloquies, the nameless narrator tells his heartbreaking story of personal loss; His wife has left him and their two boys for the lure of the big city. Watertown was produced and co-written by Bob Gaudio, one of four members of the 1960s pop vocal group The Four Seasons. The songs were co-written by Jake Holmes. It is the only album Sinatra ever voiced over pre-recorded orchestral tracks.
Sleaford Mods
- Tied Up In Nottz b/w The Fear Of Anarchy 7" (Emotional Response)
7" reissue of the band's signature track taken from the
Divide And Exit album (2014).
Songhoy Blues
– Music In Exile LP (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Songhoy Blues' deep attachment to the home grown songs and dances of the Songhoy, both traditional styles and the modern guitar based sounds popularised by the likes of Baba Salah and above all Ali Farka Toure, was helping shape their nascent music which sought to blend the trad and the modern, the homegrown and the foreign, the youthful and the ancient.
Music In Exile is their debut album, produced by Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Marc-Antoine Moreau (Amadou & Mariam, K'naan).
– CB4 [OST/Reissue/1993] LP (UMe/Geffen)
Vinyl reissue of the soundtrack to the comedy film,
CB4. It was released on March 2, 1993 through MCA Records and was almost entirely hip-hop music. Blackstreet's "Baby Be Mine" was the lone charting single, making it to #17 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. Three songs were credited to the fictional CB4 group from the movie, the trio consisted of Chris Rock and rappers, Daddy-O and Hi-C. Part of UMe's Respect The Classics campaign.
– House Party [OST/Reissue/1990] LP (UMe/Motown)
House Party is the soundtrack to the 1990 film of the same name, staring the popular hip-hop duo Kid 'n Play. Upon its initial release, the film garnered critical acclaim and has since become a cult classic. The soundtrack is made up of popular hip hop and R&B music of the late 1980s. Part of UMe's Respect The Classics
– Rushmore [Reissue/1999] LP (London/UMe)
Vinyl reissue of the soundtrack to the 1999 Wes Anderson film
Rushmore. The songs mostly blend raw, adolescent urges and insecurity with an awkward grace, composed primarily of popular music from the 1960s.
The Squats
– Noise Overdose 7" (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Official reissue of one of the scarcest Dutch punk records. Hailing from Nijmegen, The Squats were popular from simply being a bunch of punks which loved to f**k sh*t up. Raised on a steady diet of Sham 69 and Cockney Rejects which they covered on their demo tape it is a mystery what happened to them before recording their
Noise Overdose, a perfect teenage inept punk record. The five tracks within this EP are catchy, aggressive and exemplifies perfectly how the second wave of punk had spread everywhere by 1981 and the influence of what we now call UK82 was present.
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 proclaims the album to be "one of the best LPs Mavis Staples ever recorded…[Staples'] energy, delivery, timing, and technique were consistently awesome."
Michael Stasis
– RIP III LP (Arbutus)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Pennsylvania-born/Los Angeles-based songwriter Michael Stasis has released more than 200 tracks in recent years, but if that huge catalogue seems a little overwhelming for new listeners, Arbutus Records releases this compilation that acts as an introduction of sorts. As the title indicates,
RIP III is actually Stasis' third compilation, although it's his first with Arbutus. The 12-track selection was largely self-recorded at home, and it showcases what Stasis refers to as a "playlist mentality" where the songs are so different that they sound as if they were made by different artists. According to an announcement, the tracks range from "homespun folk psychedelia to frenzied Californian surf-pop to widescreen cinematic tracks driven by motorik drum machines to majestically emotive ballads."
Stick Together
– Stick Together LP (Triple B)
The Wilkes-Barre band pummels through twelve furious anthems recalling the intensity of hardcore classics like Youth Of Today's
Break Down The Walls and Straight Ahead's Breakaway with a modern attitude.
Joss Stone
- Water For Your Soul 2xLP (Stone'd)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Water For Your Soul is a culmination in Joss Stone's travels in sound, demonstrating how the teen soul prodigy has blossomed into an artist of style and substance. This is an album that pulses with the liquid groove of reggae, dazzles with the mix and match sonic adventure of hip-hop, shimmers with the exotic sounds of world music and delivers the emotional belt of R&B. Instrumentation includes Indian tabla, Bengali lute, Bansuri flute, African and Asian percussion, plus gospel choirs, New Orleans horns and full orchestra.
Edo Van Breemen
– Air [OST] LP (Nettwork)
Air starring Norman Reedus (Walking Dead) and Djimon Hounsou (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Blood Diamond) is about two custodians who struggle to hold onto their sanity living in an underground bunker with cryogenically frozen people meant to re-populate society. Composer Edo Van Breemen is known for Afflicted (2013), The Backward Class (2014) and This Bleeding Heart (2013).
The Vultures
– The Vultures 7" (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Official reissue of another of the scarcest Dutch punk records, listed in the top 25 European punk rarities in Record Collector. The Vultures hailed from Epe, in the middle of the Dutch Bible-Belt. They recorded this four-track EP in 1981 that over time has became impossible to find. Which is a shame as it is simply a masterpiece of Dutch punk. Loud, proud and snotty, the sound is based around a trademark chainsaw guitar tone, plodding bass, passionate vocals and overall a clear UK influence.

The Who
– The Reaction Singles 5x7" (Geffen)
Volume two of a four-part set of Who singles by labels Brunswick, Reaction, Track and Polydor. This volume collects five 7" singles from the Reaction label, 1966, pressed on heavyweight vinyl with sleeves reproducing the period graphics with die-cut center holes. Includes remastered versions of Who classics "Substitute," "Happy Jack," "I'm A Boy," the
Ready Steady Who EP, and others. Housed in a full color rigid outer box, 7" sized eight-page color booklet with liner notes about each release by Who biographer Mark Blake.
The Wilful Boys
– Anybody There? 7" (Ever/Never)
New York City's The Wilful Boys is hard rock the way it once was—and should always be. You know The Wilful Boys are old-school from the start, as mainman and singer Steven Fisher isn't out front of the band, prancing and preening. The man is behind the drumkit, his heavy-as-a-sack-of-bricks pounding driving these songs forward with a bruising, methodical force.

Amy Winehouse
– Frank [Reissue/2003] LP (Republic)
Reissue of Amy Winehouse's debut album, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. She won an Ivor Novello award in 2004 for album opener (and her debut single) "Stronger Than Me."

X Ambassadors
– VHS 2xLP (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Growing up in small-town upstate New York, frontman Sam Harris, his brother Casey, and childhood friend Noah Feldshuh bonded over an obsessive love for punk, rock & roll, soul, and hip-hop that defied the conventions of their peer group. X Ambassadors have shared the stage with Imagine Dragons, Panic! At The Disco, Lights, Jimmy Eat World, and performed at festivals such as Firefly Festival, Made in America and Lollapalooza.

Neil Young + Promise Of The Real
– The Monsanto Years 2xLP (Reprise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. For this guitar-centric, full steam-ahead and highly-charged ecologically/environmentally-focused rock album, Young is joined by Promise Of The Real, an L.A.-based rock band fronted by Willie Nelson's sons Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar), and Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals), along with Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass) and Tato Melgar (percussion). Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a DVD featuring a documentary about the making of the album. Vinyl version TBA (tentatively August).

Zig Zags
– Slime 7" (Famous Class)
Four songs bursting with metal, punk, hardcore, pop and 7 Seconds covers.
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>Prefuse 73 – Every Color Of Darkness LP (Temporary Residence)
The conclusion of a triptych of new recordings,
Every Color Of Darkness basks in the darkest corners of Prefuse 73's world, finding an eerie romanticism in manic beats and damaged jazz. It's a record that showcases his uncanny ability to excavate and exploit a source of light buried in pitch black.
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>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.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
Charles Albright – Short Skirt 7" (Sacramento)
Charles Albright has been stomping around Sacramento most of his life. A quiet child, his teenage years birthed a noisy little monster intent on making himself heard. You can find his name on a nice pile of local produce—45s, albums, and cassingles—and now he is back with one more. On his newest single, "Short Skirt," Charles Albright (and his Charles Albright Band) blisters the balls of mid-period Black Flag with a spasmodic grnnnnt that would have knocked the worm weed out of the SST staffs' earholes.

– Mates Rates 7" (HoZac)
With an incredible, agitated, and nervously energetic sound they've pounded into all their own, Ausmuteants are back with another massive slab of synth punk savagery you won't be able to wash off with just one shower.

Author & Punisher
– Melk En Honing LP (Housecore)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Author & Punisher's new is mélange of his various drone machinery together, multiple physical rhythm machines, some synth and the new electromechanical masks that began to appear in A&P performances across the US and Europe in 2014. Abandoning the typical guitar and drums set up, Author & Punisher makes aggressive rhythmic and oscillatory soundscapes from his own custom fabricated and precision machinery. Designed by Shone himself, the instruments of Author & Punisher are custom devices that begin mostly as big chunks of aluminum and steel that are worked into all manners of wheels, throttles, pedals, and masks to manipulate sound live.

Billy Talent
– Hits LP+DVD (The End)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. Since the release of their self-titled debut in 2003, Billy Talent has cemented themselves as a generation-defining rock band.

Black Bug
– Frozen Energy b/w Push You 7"+MP3 (Avant)
Avant's second Black Bug single features vocals by Shawn Foree (Digital Leather), reestablishes the savage force of the band while at same time probing previously unknown areas. A perfect balance of straightforward, stripped-down synthetic punk and a glance to the dark side of early UK post-punk.

Black Milk
– Tronic (Silver Edition) 2xLP+7" (Fat Beats)
Tronic is the third solo album by Detroit MC/producer Black Milk, originally released in 2008. Considered by many to be the LP that elevated Black to a new level after previously releasing solo efforts Popular Demand and Sound Of The City. After being out of print for over six years, the deluxe silver edition reissue of Tronic is pressed on double silver vinyl, with a bonus 7" featuring five unreleased beats.
– It's In My Blood! [Reissue/1987] LP (SST)
Having formed in 1982, the highly influential Santa Cruz hardcore legend: BL'AST! released their first album,
The Power Of Expression in 1985. This debut album completely blew everyone away and went on to become one of the highly sought after, "must- have" hardcore albums from the 80s'. BL'AST! were beyond intense, continually pushing the boundaries of hardcore with their advanced musicianship, unstoppable energic delivery and explosive live performances. This overwhelming power caught the attention of SST records, who released the band's second album, It's In My Blood! in 1987. Their third album Take The Manic Ride, was then released in 1989.
– Persuasion LP (RVNG International)
"Forget everything you thought you knew about trance-inducing (but not trance-conforming) electronic music; while in most cases you would expect a casual mental drift in which you momentarily forget your surroundings, the first two albums from Brooklyn-based duo Blondes (Zach Steinman and Sam Haar) have the unique quality of ripping an extremely particular hole in the space-time continuum, such that the Oberlin grads are conveying a talent as if it's 20 years into the future, and they're f**king present-day Orbital or something!" – Tiny Mixtapes

Blood Sister
– Dysphoria 7" (Grabbing Clouds)
Debut single From San Francisco's Blood Sister. Feelings of dread and despair are projected over sharp guitar tones and industrial-infused drum beats, all while retaining California pop overtones that leave you wanting to spin the whole damn thing over and over again.

David Bowie
– Heathen [Reissue/2002] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm audiophile translucent blue vinyl reissue of Bowie's hard-edged 2002 album,
Heather Woods Broderick – Glider LP+MP3 (Western Vinyl)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Heather Woods Broderick excels at distilling her experiences into a soulful melancholy that's enduring both for its intimate relatable moments and its persistent sense of mystery. Her uncanny ear for evocative production and gorgeous vocal harmonies serves her well on her new album
Glider. Throughout the album, the rich dreamlike atmospheres she creates hint at a darkness looming on the horizon, while the singularity of her ethereal voice always seems to linger long after the music has stopped. As a talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Heather has had the opportunity to record and tour with plenty of incredible artists including Horse Feathers, Efterklang, and Sharon Van Etten, which has kept her moving house and traveling around the world for much of the past decade.
Brother Resistance
– Rapso Takeover LP (Left Ear)
Originally released in 1986, Brother Resistance's
Rapso Take Over blends calypso, reggae, disco, funk and poetry to create the artist's signature Rapso sound. A progressive form of poetry from Trinidad and Tobago, Rapso emerged as a means by which to articulate the daily suffering symptomatic of the social unrest afflicting the nation throughout the 1970s and ‘80s.
Zac Brown Band
– Jekyll + Hyde LP (Republic)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. Describing
Jekyll + Hyde's direction, Zac told Rolling Stone earlier this year that it will have "things that people will expect and things that they don't." "Homegrown," the band's highest chart debut, which is bulleted at #10 on country radio this week has earned massive fan support and early praise for its "rock feel" (Country Weekly) and "intricately arranged vocal harmonies" (Billboard); "Dress Blues," written by Jason Isbell, is a somber and stirring tribute to members of the military who have been killed in service; and "Heavy Is The Head," which features Chris Cornell of Soundgarden.
Buck Biloxi & The F**ks
- Streets Of Rage LP (HoZac)
Buck and the boys are back with a vengeance, and their new LP
Streets Of Rage is going to cause quite a few dizzying episodes of pure punk euphoria so don't even start to think you've heard it all yet.
Built In Sun
– Built In Sun LP (Joyful Noise)
Built In Sun is a new project from Joe Plummer; drummer for The Shins, Cold War Kids and Mister Heavenly. Joe has also toured and recorded with Modest Mouse and The Black Heart Procession on drums and percussion over the last 10 years. Built In Sun was created during touring breaks between The Shins and Cold War Kids releases, originally as an instrumental idea, with inspirations landing somewhere between John Cales'
Fear, the punk vibe of the Wipers and John Reis, and his favorite soundtrack composers; John Brion and Clint Mansell.
The Byrds
– Mr. Tambourine Man [Reissue/1965] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm audiophile clear vinyl reissue of The Byrds' classic debut.

Captain Beefheart
- Le Nouvel Hippodrome Paris 1977 LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Here's a nice cross-section of Captain's recorded output – with no reference to Beefheart's recent Mercury albums but with hopeful renditions from yet-to-be-unreleased "Bat Chain Puller" including its title chug of a track – delivered by his new ensemble. The quartet kick it all into gear by picking up the "Trout Mask Replica" theme of "Hair Pie: Bake III" and the groove of "Suction Prints" yet don't bother much with further crunch, once their leader cuts into the "Low Yo Yo Stuff" chant, renders "Electricity" funereal or taps into the "Abba Zabba" brilliant mojo.

- Sleep On Mirrors: The 1981-1985 Tapes LP (Mannequin)
As earlier compilations of "danza meccanica" have made clear, Italy gave birth to a disproportionate number of synthpop, new wave, and electronic acts in the 1980s. Mannequin goes deeper into the Italian new wave with a killer ten-track selection of Carmody. Taking their name from Robert Sheckley's 1968 science fiction novel Dimension of Miracles, Carmody came from Torino, alongside contemporaries Monuments and Chromagain. They recorded from 1981 to 1985 and issued three incredibly rare demo tapes.
Sleep On Mirrors compiles the best tracks from those tapes, highlighting some of the most peculiar minimal synth music to come out of Italy in the 1980s.
John Carpenter
– Escape From New York [OST] LP (Silva Screen)
Originally released on CD in 2000, the expanded soundtrack edition of John Carpenter's classic 1981 thriller included over 20 minutes of previously unreleased music plus music from scenes deleted from the final print. The masters were remixed from the original multitrack session tapes by long-time Carpenter associate Alan Howarth. This is the first time the expanded edition has appeared on vinyl in its complete form, including original dialogue highlights.

Cerebros Exprimidos
- Mas Suicidios [Reissue/1990] LP (Munster)
First reissue of 1990 debut LP by Majorcan group, who revived the original punk rock genre in Spain in the late '80s. Includes the band's own compositions, with echoes of Black Flag, The Heartbreakers, and The Replacements, plus a cover of The Controllers' "Another Day."

– Tragedy Will Find Us LP (Pure Noise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Counterparts are a Canadian melodic hardcore band.

Blind Gary Davis
– Harlem Street Singer [Reissue/1961] LP (Friday Music)
Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis was a blind African American blues and gospel singer and guitarist, who was also proficient on the banjo guitar and harmonica. His finger-picking guitar style influenced many other artists.

– Toronto '83: In Cold Night LP (Ugly Pop)
Discharge is one of the greatest punk bands of all time, and this 1983 set captures them in ferocious form. Rescued from an old tape, the sound is violent, dirty and powerful, a raw document of a raw band blazing through 14 tracks of relentlessly furious hardcore. Fully legit and authorized, not a bootleg.

Fake Tears
– Nightshifting LP (Mint)
A radiant collection of sparkling electro-pop that is simultaneously spooky and infectious, nocturnal and pop-friendly.

Frank Hurricane
– F**k Wit It High: A Mystical Gangsta's Reflection Vol. 1 LP (Feeding Tube)
"There are parts of this new Frank Hurricane record that sound like perhaps he actually built a shirt from one of those 'rap music' Casio keyboards and then had baby elephants squeeze him between two waterbeds with his arms outstretched so he could tap out melodies. Frank moves through the murk of this lo-fi paradise with ease and, most importantly, space. This record's got air in it, the tones blow together like the leaves of a tree that sprouts degraded VHS tapes instead of fruit. It's recorded in a way that calls to mind cheap cassettes and British bedrooms in the early 1980s. But it's here and now." – Matt Krefting

– Starless Aeon LP (Vendetta)
Formed in early 2013, Funerary from Phoenix, AZ came to pass by the adherence of five souls looking to coagulate in depression, grief, and anger. Finding solace in dwindling light, the band creates a musical presence that is powerful and progressive in the realm of doom metal by combining what can only be described as cosmic, transcending songs ridden with despair and indignity.

- Eisziet LP (Dirty Knobby)
Underground German kosmic rock band Gam recorded their sole record, Eisziet, in 1978 and then shelved it after the master tape disappeared.

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

Gel Set
– Human Salad LP (Moniker)
"For years, Laura Callier has delivered creepy, on-point double entendres. On her Moniker Records debut,
Human Salad, Gel Set jumps from ‘that one there / he's a hotty / I just want to dump his body' to a slew of tunes about basements, extrasensory perception, forests, and the abyss that allow Callier to unleash her predatory beats. ‘Ether Or,' the first single from the album, is one of the most robust cuts in terms of production. Human Salad largely begins with exceptionally minimal beats, where Callier uses synthetic elements, as well as silence, to spin her listener into a trance." – Secret Decoder
Myriam Gendron
- Bric-á-brac b/w The Small Hours 7" (Feeding Tube)
Montreal's Myriam Gendron sets another pair of Dorothy Parker poems to music. A special release in a beautiful letterpressed sleeve.

Ghetto Ghouls
– Collisions LP (Monofonus Press)
Following last year's internet-ally acclaimed debut and 12XU 7" here is the second full length from these Austin treble addicts. Pitchfork, Noisey, WFMU, Adhoc, Impose, etc., etc., loved the first one and this record is better. Drummer Ian Rundell is turning into one of Austin's best recording engineers and front man Corey Anderson is remaining one of the best songwriters in town. The other two dudes are alright too.

Gus G.
– Brand New Revolution LP (Dismanic Distribution)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Gus G., The Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind guitar hero, returns with his second solo offering. Fans of Slash, Halestorm and Avenged Sevenfold will love this.

– A ndo C y LP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
Side A features five tracks conceived during the
Abandoned City sessions, a suite of songs that together form an exceptionally resonant whole. As with Abandoned City, these songs owe as much to minimalist techno as modern composition, which makes them particularly conducive to remixes. On Side B, experimental folk icon Devendra Banhart distills Abandoned City standout, "Agdam," to barely-there, fractured clusters of solitary piano strikes and swelling synths. By comparison, Eluvium's transformation of "Stromness" sounds almost shockingly euphoric, all cascading waves of distortion washed over a plethora of plucked piano pings.
– 25 Years On [Reissue/1978] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this sole studio album from the Hawkwind spin-off project. The album, originally released in 1978, was Dave Brock and Robert Calvert's vision of a mechanized society that perfectly embraced the influence of the musical New Wave to deliver one of the most effective albums released during Calvert's tenure with Hawkwind.

– Death Magic LP (Loma Vista)
HEALTH formed in Los Angeles in 2006, playing their first shows at now-legendary DIY club The Smell. They have gone on to release four critically acclaimed albums, including two remix projects that featured diverse artists from Crystal Castles to Pictureplane, Tobacco to Nosaj Thing, reflecting the band's wide taste and reach between the rock, electronic and experimental music worlds. Their new album epitomizes their idiosyncratic blend of electronic, rock and pop styles. Having worked with outside producers and engineers for the first time, the final result is somehow bombastic yet accessible, heartbreaking and head-banging, all steeped in classic album sensibilities of songwriting and production. CD version due August 14.

House Of 909
– The Children We Were [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Cascine)
In 1997, London trio House of 909 released
The Children We Were, an album of rolling deep house gems that were as evocative as they were posh. The tracks were laced with vocals and the subject matter dealt with youth and leaving it.
– A Cat's Cause, No Dogs Problem 7" (Katorga Works)
This new EP takes everything that was great about Ivy's debut 12" and condenses it into a four-track platter consisting of their strongest material to-date. Claustrophobic and judgmental hardcore punk that resembles little else these days.

Jean-Paul Sartre Experience
- I Like Rain: Story of the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience 3xLP (Fire)
Six years in the making, Fire Records releases the comprehensive box set
I Like Rain: The Story of The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience. Issued under exclusive license from Flying Nun Records, the three LPs and assembled bonus tracks showcase the group that best encompasses that label's difficult arc from scrappy cult label in the ‘80s to a corporate-minded takeover in the ‘90s. From wildly crashing Christmas parties, to watching the brilliant album that could have changed their fortunes sit on the shelf, and international tours that left them undone, the band evolved, for better or worse, with the shifting fortunes around them. Now you can experience the full story, both via all of their collected studio recordings, and an extensive and entertaining oral history culled from hours of interviews with the members.
Jay-Jay Johanson
– Opium LP (Le Plan)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. It was in 1996 that Jay-Jay Johanson, a young man from a cold climate, fascinated by the Bristol sound they called trip-hop and Portishead in particular, first tapped delicately on our eardrums. In only a few songs he revealed a family tree that spread its roots far and wide: on one branch Chet Baker and Lee Hazelwood, on the other John Coltrane with Johnny Hartman, and in between a whole army of jazz or symphonic recordings sampled from everywhere imaginable. Almost 20 years later he has returned with an incredible album called
Opium. It contains the very essence of Johanson's music: an ease with inventing melodies, a voice that gently caresses, and the jacked up, heady rhythms that lift and carry the songs.
– Of Ghosts And Gods LP (Nuclear Blast)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl.
Of Ghosts And Gods was recorded in three different studios from Montreal, Ontario to Dallas, Texas and Sanford, Florida in order to harness the expertise of the metal industry greats who best understood that band's talents and their vision.
Kim & Leanne
– True West LP (HoZac)
The material on
True West has echoes of the classic Scientists' swampy sound especially in the tracks "Freudian Slippers" and "Get A Hold Of Your World." And "The Science Test" is another exercise in minimalism. Salmon plays one note and Cowie plays one beat. It also has an accompanying video is just as strange. "Carry On Baggage" recalls classic Nuggets garage punk. They also manage to throw a Rolling Stones cover in "Dead Flowers." But, you have never heard the Stones do anything like this. The album also contains a few hip hop moments, glam rock and funnily enough a couple of "rock" songs.
Amos Lee
– Live At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony LP (ATO)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. When Amos Lee rolled into Red Rocks in August 2014 he had been on tour for almost a year in support of his fifth studio album
Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, but this concert in particular was something special. His first headlining date at the legendary venue, and backed by the Colorado Symphony with arrangements composed just for that evening.
Bunny ‘Striker' Lee & Friends
– Next Cut! LP (Pressure Sounds)
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.
Little Howlin' Wolf
– The Guardian [Reissue/1982] LP (Family Vineyard)
Little Howlin' Wolf – Cool Truth [Reissue/1985] LP (Family Vineyard)
Little Howlin' Wolf is a street musician, bluesman, actor, storyteller and truth seeker. He is also a true outsider, whose wrenching soulfulness and fire-brained intensity have been captured in a breadcrumb trail of confounding and intentionally obscure self-released records. In the late 1960s Wolf -- born James Pobiega in 1950 -- was already a saxophone wailing fixture at the legendary Chicago hangout, Maxwell Street Market. By the mid-‘80s he released nearly three dozen 45s. Those singles are sprawling journeys into Wolf's world vision, as told through his gravelly voice and an array of instruments in styles and influences not limited to: American Indian, Polish and gypsy folk musics, Voodoo, vocal chants, blues, calypso and avant jazz. Often, it's all filtered through overdubbed abstraction. Wolf issued two LPs collecting some of those singles --
The Guardian (1982) and Cool Truth (1985) -- both now reissued by Family Vineyard.
– Pale Horses LP (Run For Cover)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. mewithoutYou's sixth studio album hearkens boldly to the raw intensity of 2004's
Catch For Us The Foxes, while building on the rich imagery of 2006's Brother, Sister. Epic in scope, Pale Horses is mewithoutYou at their best, breathing fresh life into the end times, gloriously terrifying and hauntingly iconic.
Mint Mile
– In Season & Ripe 12" (Comedy Minus One)
Mint Mile is the new project from Tim Midyett, formerly of Silkworm, Bottomless Pit and Ein Heit.

Morbid Angel
– Altars Of Madness [Reissue/1989] LP (Earache)
Morbid Angel – Formulas Fatal To Flesh [Reissue/1998] LP (Earache)
Formative genetic material of death metal, Morbid Angel formed in 1984 and recorded its first album in 1986, being inspired by Slayer but eventually moving on to more progressive works with the genre-definitive
Blessed Are the Sick in 1991. Progressive, rhythmic, complex and evil death metal with lyrics well-crafted from Sumerian and Lovecraftian domains.
Nick Diamonds
– City Of Quartz LP (Manque)
Nick Diamonds' second LP,
City Of Quartz, is a giant leap forward from his 2011 debut. Blending synthesizers, drum machines and his signature Spaghetti Western guitar licks, he has forged a sound that tips a hat to perennial favorites like Eno and ELP, looks ahead to more contemporary artists like ESG and EMF, but still has two feet firmly planted in his own entirely unique world, which he's been creating with Islands, Mister Heavenly and The Unicorns since 2003.
Philippe Petit
– Multicoloured Shadows LP (Agoo)
Since he started making his own music Philippe Petit has constantly tried to expand his art, and avoid categorization. From his early days manipulating vinyl and found-sound or field recordings, he moved on to using piano, organs, vibes, synths, then cymbalum, electric psalterion, guitar, caterpillar drum-guitars built by Yuri Landman, and various other percussive devices. Composed in 2014, celebrating 30 years of activism in music, Philippe came with another new approach, twisting into unexpected turns while developing some melodies. Building up a tension in his narratives where
Multicoloured Shadows of shoegaze dance with electro-acoustically-psyched-out atmospheres.
– Phylum Phyloid LP (Dirtnap)
Like a spore in a petri dish, Phylums slowly cultivated in the dank basements of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2011. With a common goal of creating stripped-down, primitive rock ‘n' roll, members of Wisconsin acts Goodnight Loving, Head On Electric and Holy Sh*t! started banging out three-chord homages to the Sonics, Creedence, the Monks... any band with a simple message and no-frills attack.

– Buoy b/w But For The Waves 7"+MP3 (Soft Abuse)
The new single finds Pigeons in a dissonant, yet pastoral rock mode, recalling
Future Games-era Fleetwood Mac and Tommy Flanders' "The Moonstone."
Pig Eyes
– 2nd Album LP (Electric Assault)
On Pig Eyes' second album (appropriately titled
2nd Album), the Swedish psych-punks slowly step away from the straight-ahead, hardcore leanings of their first record and delve deeper into darker, more progressive territories. This isn't to say the band -- which includes members of hardcore punk band NITAD and In Solitude -- as completely forgotten its roots: this is punk in the Wipers or Birthday Party tradition, which is something most bands fail to channel successfully (or even acknowledge).
- Besombes Rizet [Reissue/1975] LP+MP3 (Gonzai)
Vinyl reissue of 1975 French psychedelic masterpiece created with synths of various kinds, occasionally backed up by drums and other sounds. The original double-LP release is reissued here as a single LP, with download code for original album track "Synthi Soit-Il," absent from this LP. RIYL: Faust, Cluster & Eno.

Prefuse 73
– Every Color Of Darkness LP (Temporary Residence)
The conclusion of a triptych of new recordings,
Every Color Of Darkness basks in the darkest corners of Prefuse 73's world, finding an eerie romanticism in manic beats and damaged jazz. It's a record that showcases his uncanny ability to excavate and exploit a source of light buried in pitch black.
Publicist UK
– Original Demo Recordings 7" (Static Tension)
Publicist UK is a four-piece post-punk veritable supergroup that play incredibly vibrant yet dark music. The band is comprised of Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, Melt-Banana), Zachary Lipez (ex-Freshkills), Brett Bamberger (Revocation, ex-East Of The Wall), and David Obuchowski (Goes Cube, Distant Correspondent). The heavier backgrounds make the band an outlet to show how intensity of metal and noise interacts with melody to create riveting songwriting.

– Sable LP+MP3 (Avant)
Bassist / vocalist William Maybelline moves from the pop touch of Lebanon Hangover to cruise the slums of darker and even more extreme electronics, where the vile is visible, despair exists in a frowning black tower of pain, and the yearnings of a desolate heart are concealed, trying to scratch that unscratchable rotting itch from within. Centuries of sorrow drenched in gloomy electronics that palpitate like human passions.

Rat Columns
– Do You Remember Real Pain 12" (Adagio 830)
David West (Rank/Xerox, Total Control, Lace Curtain) delivers five new songs of his shoegaze driven earnest unashamed guitar pop. Five songs of wonderful frosted jangle, sad pop post punk with potential ear wings that let you melt away under the sun on some beach.

Max Richter
– The Leftovers [OST] LP (Silva Screen)
Released for the first time on vinyl is Max Richter's emotive and minimal score to Damon Lindelof's TV series about a post-apocalyptic global event where 2% of the world's population disappears without explanation.

Saccharine Trust
– Paganicons [Reissue/1981] LP (SST)
Saccharine Trust is a post-hardcore band from California that was started in 1980 by singer Jack Brewer and guitarist Joe Baiza. The band would frequently perform with SST labelmates Minutemen and Black Flag. However, Baiza described Saccarine Trust as the "black sheep" of the SST roster. Drummer Rob Holzman appeared on their 1981 debut
Paganicons but left the band to play in Slovenly, replaced by drummer Tony Cicero. Their early material was semi-improvised and often noisy (for example, the album Worldbroken was entirely improvised live, both the music and lyrics), but later became more focused and jazz influenced.
Second Sun
– Hopp/Fortvivlan LP (Electric Assault)
Hopp/Fortvivlan is the debut from Second Sun, the electric folk/space rock project of Jakob Ljungberg, drummer of Swedish Death Metal band Tribulation. The idea was born on New Year's, 2011, when Jakob was listening to the ‘70s retrospective First Daze Here from doom metal pioneers Pentagram. He soon realized Second Sun was the perfect outlet for his love of bands like Steeleye Span, Nektar, Hawkwind and Black Sabbath as well as traditional Irish folk music.
The Silver Lake Chorus
– The Silver Lake Chorus LP (Six Degrees)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Silver Lake Chorus performs choral arrangements of indie music and exudes both the edgy, independent spirit of Silver Lake and the heart of community choral singing. TSLC's self-titled album, produced by Aussie crooner Ben Lee, features rare and new tracks written exclusively for the chorus by the likes of Sia, Aimee Mann, The Bird And The Bee, Tegan And Sara, Ben Lee, The New Pornographers, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), John Roderick (The Long Winters), The Flaming Lips, and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver).

Simon & Garfunkel
– The Complete Columbia Albums Collection 6xLP (Sony Legacy)
The most comprehensive Simon & Garfunkel vinyl anthology ever assembled,
The Complete Columbia Albums Collection includes the duo's five Columbia Records studio masterpieces (first released between 1964 and 1970) as well as Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, their all-time best-selling title. All newly remastered from first-generation analog sources on HQ-180gm vinyl.
Slasher Dave
– Chubbies LP (Bellyache)
It may be Halloween night at Moody's Bowl-O-Rama, but it's always Halloween night inside the mind of Slasher Dave. The perfect choice to score Silver Bullet Pictures' uproarious 2014 horror-sex-comedy
Chubbies (and certainly no stranger to horror films or teen sex comedies), Slasher Dave's extensive knowledge of the genre is evident in the end result, which skillfully juggles whimsical '80s teen-comedy cheez-whiz with the composer's trademark they're-coming-to-get-you aesthetic.
Slightly Stoopid
– Meanwhile… Back At The Lab LP (Stoopid Records)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Slightly Stoopid are back with their eighth studio album,
Meanwhile... Back At The Lab. The new collection is a 14 song journey across the band's genre-bending fusion of styles and features guests Karl Denson (Greyboy Allstars/Rolling Stones), Ian Neville (Dumpstaphunk) Marshall "Ras MG" Goodman (Sublime), The Aggrolites, and platinum songwriter/vocalist Angela Hunte.
– Pastime Gardens LP/Cassette (Grabbing Clouds)
Debut LP from sunny Chicago garage/pop duo of Chris Kramer and Brent Zmrhal. Slushy writes sugary, infectious rockers about having fun, being young, falling asleep, not having fun, not falling asleep, being lucky, traveling through time, and falling in love with every cool girl they meet. Some of Slushy's influences consist of The Vaselines, The Velvet Underground, The Modern Lovers, and hints of early Mick Jagger amongst others.

– Low Down LP (Cinewax)
This soundtrack is not only an aural companion to
Low Down—the acclaimed biopic of jazz pianist Joe Albany, based on the memoirs of his daughter Amy-Jo Albany—but also the perfect primer for Albany's lifework. Comprised of Albany's own compositions alongside those of Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach, Thelonious Monk, and selections from Ohad Talmor's score, this album conjures both a feel for Albany's own avant-garde, quick-tempo, bebop jazz and a mood that evokes the life of Hollywood's notorious jazz hustler. Features liner notes from Flea (executive producer/co-star), Amy-Jo Albany and Ohad Talmor.
– St. Elmo's Fire [Reissue/1985] LP (Friday Music)
1985 was a big year for The Brat Pack and a huge blockbuster movie called
St. Elmo's Fire. Its success truly made way for several hit songs featured on the amazing soundtrack companion LP, which rode the sales and airplay charts with multiple format hit records for over a year.
The Strange Land/bAd bAd
– Split 7" (Grabbing Clouds)
The Strange Land play dark, psychedelic prog-punk (and have been gaining momentum after touring with national acts such as Froth, Wand, CCR Headcleaner, to name a few). bAd bAd is another exciting band coming out of the Bay who play demented mariachi surf punk.

Sylvan Esso
– H.S.K.T. LP (PTKF)
New 12" EP featuring remixes by Dntel and Hercules & Love Affair.

They Might Be Giants
– Glean LP (Idlewild)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. "They Might Be Giants are continuing their legacy of innovation and originality by re-launching the Dial-A-Song streaming service. To celebrate, they unveil a new album entitled
Glean featuring songs recently featured on the music website. The Grammy winning rock band, responsible for one of the catchiest songs in history ('Birdhouse In Your Soul'), are making a comeback with what they became famous with in 1983; the Dial-A-Song service. Originally an answering machine that allowed listeners to hear their material, the service has been reconfigured to the internet, proving that these guys are pioneers in the world of free listening." – Contact Music
Dwight Tilly Band
– Firefly b/w Living In The City 7" (HoZac)
HoZac Archival is back with their second 7" single from the Dwight Tilly Band vault, this time with two sparklingly powerful rockers, the first time for both on vinyl, culled from the Great Lost Twilley Album, and thrust onto a 7" disc for your pleasure. These two cuts are from 1980 and 1977 respectively and deliver that impossibly tight pop sound you just can't get enough of, the kind that can turn a small outdoor get together into a raging party, and the kind that can turn a bad day into yesterday's news.

Vacant Life
– Pain Compliance 7" (Iron Lung)
The debut hardcore punk 7" by these new young Seattle miscreants. Four tracks of nasty chorused quick mid tempo meat.

Venetian Snares
– Your Face 12"+MP3 (Planet Mu)
New seven-track EP from the Canadian glitch Pegasus, released on the heels of last year's
My Love Is A Bulldozer.
Virgin Steele
– Nocturnes Of Hellfire & Damnation LP (Steamhammer US)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the long-running American metallers.

Rick Wakeman
- Live At The Maltings 1976 LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Rick Wakeman - Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1981 LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Rick Wakeman – Night Music LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
A trio of limited edition color vinyl live releases from the Yes keyboardist extraordinaire.

Walter TV
– Blessed LP+MP3 (Sinderlyn/Omnian Music Group)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Having moved all around Canada and settling nowhere, Walter TV are contemporary nomads. They formed their band in the basements and cottage-like houses of a beach town outside Vancouver. After Joe McMurray and Pierce McGarry moved to Montreal, they shared an apartment with a constant revolving cast of characters. In a space often overpopulated and reeking of cigarettes, they began recording
Blessed. Simon Ankenman would come by periodically, and with him they would finish most of the recordings between there and L.A. The band's two members, Joe and Pierce, were also busy touring with Mac DeMarco, acting as his backing band.
Renny Wilson
– Punk Explosion/Extension LP (Mint)
Recalling snotty '70s punk, cornball classic rock and scratchy '90s garage punk,
Punk Explosion/Extention makes more than subtle hints at the past while painting a clear picture of the future. From the lighter fare of "Youngsters" and "Clean" to the cheeky cock-rock of "Stiffed" and the guttural, cartoonish power-pop of "Escaping Alive," Punk Ex offers a variety of leather-jacket-bound jams, as one would expect from an album made over so many years (2007-2014).
Winter Bear
– Take It Back 7" (Selfish Agenda)
Winter Bear is the project of Erin Dorbin, former member of Pitchfork darlings The Cave Weddings, who takes the reigns here and knocks out a series of summertime classics, brimming with the sunshine-soaked pop perfection. After relocating to Milwaukee in 2009, Erin has gone on to make some catchy-as-hell, girl group inspired garage rock with releases on HoZaC Records and now Selfish Agenda. The snarling girl group toughness shines through the heavenly layers of vocals like a diamond in the dark, combining to form a tightly wound pop rocket, conjuring a Nikki Corvette fronting The Reigning Sound, or Shangri-Las meets Shannon & The Clams sound running through the outtakes of Buddy Holly's songbook.