new vinyl love...

for the week of 18 september 2015...
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>Vaadat Charigim – Sinking As Stone LP+MP3 (Burger)
Released last June on CD – now available on vinyl. Sophomore record from Israeli shoegaze and dream pop trio.
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B.B. King – Live At The Regal [Reissue/1965] LP (Geffen)
B.B. King – Live In Cook County Jail [Reissue/1971] LP (Geffen)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of a pair of classic B.B. King live albums.
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Phish – Rift [1993] 2xLP+MP3 (Jemp)
Rift is Phish's fourth official studio album and the next to be issued on vinyl for the first time.
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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:
Alpine – Yuck LP (Votiv Music)
Released last June on CD – now available on vinyl. "The sound of the Australian indie-pop band Alpine is so spare and meticulous, it's hard to believe it emanates from a six-piece group. While there's guitar, bass, keyboards and drums at play behind frontwomen Phoebe Baker and Lou James, Alpine builds its songs up harmonically, allowing its sound a sense of space not unlike modern R&B or the likes of jj and Lykke Li. ‘Light' was a descriptor tagged to 2012's
A Is For Alpine, and it's easy to be smitten by that seemingly effortless attribute." – Boise State Public Radio
Atlas Genius
– Inanimate Objects LP+MP3 (WB)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Produced by Atlas Genius and Frederik Thaae,
Inanimate Objects is the follow-up to the band's 2013 full-length debut, When It Was Now, which was hailed by Rolling Stone as a "spritely, melodic debut album."
Lou Barlow
– Brace The Wave LP (Joyful Noise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Lou Barlow's circuitous path as a recording artist has taken him through key roles in Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr., not to mention The Folk Implosion, which cracked the pop charts with ‘Natural One' back in the '90s. He's also put out a bunch of solo work, both under his own name and in the bedroom-recording project Sentridoh, but in recent years he's focused more on repairing old professional relationships. That's meant rejoining Dinosaur Jr., in which he once feuded famously with bandleader J Mascis, and putting out 2013's Defend Yourself, the first new Sebadoh record in 14 years.
Brace The Wave keeps Barlow's sound stripped to its barren bones, an approach suited to the pleas and confessions therein." – NPR
Beirut
– No No No LP+MP3 (4AD)
Now available on vinyl. "Finding a new love sparked the creativity and songwriting that went into the making of
No No No. Condon and his bandmates, bassist Paul Collins and drummer Nick Petree, worked on the new album in the fall of 2014, finally recording it in two weeks live in the studio. Last June, videos of Beirut playing several new songs at Brooklyn's Northside Festival appeared online. One of them is ‘No No No,' the title track to the nine-song collection. It's a jaunty, syncopated, playful tune with a simple yet anthemic melody. The horn arrangements bring depth to the song's spirited repetition. It's undeniably Beirut — and a joyfully welcome return." – NPR
The Bellfuries
– Workingman's Bellfuries LP (Hi-Style Enterprises)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. If you go back and listen to early rockabilly, you'll see how much it has in common with R&B and rock and roll. (That's early R&B, not the electronic and vocal stuff that passes for R&B these days). When you put the two together, it's clear that one grew from the other. The Bellfuries prove the connection between rockabilly and early R&B with the new album
Workingman's Bellfuries.
Boys Life
– Departures And Landfalls [Reissue/1996] LP+MP3 (Topshelf)
Departures And Landsfalls is the Kansas City emo band's definitive release. The album has been remastered for vinyl, comes with expanded packaging inside a gatefold LP jacket and includes a digital download of a live set with three unreleased songs.
Frankie Broyles
– Color Set b/w Capturer 7" (Lefse)
New single from the Deerhunter guitarist (
Monomania). "'Color Set' definitely inhabits similar headspace to Deerhunter, but Broyles matches a crooner's authority with spare lo-fi production in a way that reminds me of Jens Lekman or Merchandise." -- Stereogum
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band
– Batlight Clearkid 1970s LP (Ozit)
Vinyl compilation of great Captain Beefheart live material recorded in Europe, taken from John Peel's personal collection of live reel to reel tapes and assembled by him in 2002 and passed across for release on the Dandelion label.

CFCF
– Radiance And Submission LP (Driftless)
The newest record by Montreal's CFCF is a loving transmission from the in-between, a soundtrack of non-time, non-being, non-death. Featuring art by Matsuda Matsuo, its eight songs share a stunning ethereality; they quiver and glow like sunlight beaming through closed eyelids. Adding acoustic guitar to his trademark warm synths and masterful electronic production, CFCF's Michael Silver has made an album that plays like a dreamtime paean to ECM and Windham Hill's catalogs of meditative folk explorations.

The Delta Saints
– Bones LP (Loud & Proud)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Delta Saints, a Nashville-based band formed among Belmont College students in 2007, have stripped their roots blues sound down to its essence, having rearranged the elements into something uniquely their own. Their first proper full-length effort explores influences like Jack White, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Band Of Horses and Led Zeppelin.

Delta Spirit
– History From Below [Reissue/2010] LP+MP3 (Dualtone)
Originally issued in 2010, San Diego-bred five-piece Delta Spirit's second full-length,
History From Below was produced by My Morning Jacket's keyboardist Bo Koster and Eli Thomson and followed up the band's critically acclaimed debut, 2008's Ode To Sunshine. The 11-track effort was captured at Prairie Sun Studio C in Cotati, CA, the same place Tom Waits has recorded brims with incredibly deep and moving songs that are alternately grand and explosive, rock and rustic, always eloquent and melodic.
Diamond Center
– Crystals For The Brass Empire LP (Funny/Not Funny)
Diamond Center's first full length carved into vinyl gallops out of the gate, taking the listener down a long and winding path full of lush psychedelia, fuzz, and folk.

Diamond D
– Dat's That Sh*t LP (Dymond Mine)
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Dat's That Sh*t is a collection of beats I made that went on to became hits for various artists (including Mos Def, Busta Rhymes, Pharoahe Monche and more). These beats came straight from the Akai mpc 2000 and Akai 950 directly recorded to the DAT tapes... Nothing was mixed or mastered and the beats appear in the form the artists heard them originally before we went into full productions... Enjoy the rawness and grittiness." -- Diamond DÓ
John Fahey
- The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party [Reissue/1966] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Fahey's never recorded an album that was more thoroughly of its moment. From the groovy flute and twangy sitar accompaniment to the backwards guitar, this
Birthday Party is a charmingly trippy ‘60s time capsule. But it isn't a two dimensional one. The album gains immense depth from the tension between his sweeping, fingerpicked melodies and discordant string-battery. It's the audible battle between yearned for rose colored luminescence and ankle blistering hellhound darkness that enables this record to transcend its hippie dreaminess.
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 Fratellis
– Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied LP (Cooking Vinyl)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. At the heart of
Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied there's a fun, energetic soul reminiscent of their 2006 debut. It's wonderfully vibrant, playful and the stories and characters it projects embody the spirit of L.A. (the first place Jon Fratelli ever went to outside Scotland). With recognizable nods to ‘70s Cali-rock, rockabilly and glorious hints of Americana and country layered high, it's a glorious homecoming with roots in both Scotland and L.A.
Future
– DS2 2xLP (Epic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Third studio album by rapper Future. The album serves as the sequel to his breakout mixtape
Dirty Sprite (2011). Future hails from the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. After releasing a series of moderately successful mixtapes between 2010 and 2011, Future signed a major-label deal with Epic Records and fellow American rapper Rocko's A1 Recordings, which helped launch Future's own label imprint, Freebandz.
Gatherers
- Quiet World LP (Equal Vision)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Second album from the New Jersey post-hardcore act.

Jerusalem In My Heart
- If He Dies, If If If If If If LP (Constellation)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Radwan Ghazi Moumneh returns with a second full-length album from his acclaimed Jerusalem In My Heart (JIMH) project, conceived and recorded in his dual homes Montréal and Beirut. Moumneh expands his compositional palette on
If He Dies, If If If If If If, exploring new deconstructions and juxtapositions of both traditional and popular Arab musical currents, with an album that oscillates between powerfully emotive vocal tunes and instrumental works that primarily make use of Radwan's expressive acoustic playing on buzuk and zurna as a point of departure.
Johnny Jewel
– The Other Side Of Midnight LP (Italians Do It Better)
Jewel's epic instrumental -- from the forthcoming
Dear Tommy full-length -- is now available on vinyl.
Mick Karn
– Three Part Species [2006] 2xLP (Kscope)
Mick Karn is the former bassist with Japan/Rain Tree Crow/Dalis Car.
Three Part Species is his seventh solo album, originally released on his own MK Music label in 2006. Here, Karn blends elements of electronica, hip-hop, jazz, world music and pop. First time on vinyl.
Khemmis
– Absolution LP (20 Buck Spin)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Often within the scope of a single song, Khemmis veers effortlessly between the crushing heaviness of Southern sludge and the somber melodicism of traditional doom, cohesively weaving the disparate styles into their own immediately recognizable form. The band incorporates dual vocals, sometimes harsh, but mostly via a stunningly smooth classic doom/heavy rock style that even adamant fans of Pete Stahl and Wino will applaud.

B.B. King
– Live At The Regal [Reissue/1965] LP (Geffen)
B.B. King – Live In Cook County Jail [Reissue/1971] LP (Geffen)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of a pair of classic B.B. King live albums.

Magnif/J. Dilla
– The Shining Pt. 2 b/w The Last 7" (Ghost City)
Detroit MC/Producer, Magnif brings out not one, but two exclusive and unheard J. Dilla beats for his first official solo release. Both instrumentals are exclusive to this vinyl release. Mag first worked with Dilla back in 2003, while still part of Lawless Element. Both songs are recorded and mixed by "Young RJ" Rice (Slum Village). "The Shining Pt. 2" features cuts from DJ TJ The King (Jay Electronica, Royce Da 5'9", and more). "The Last" features live keys from Vernon Da German (J. Dilla, Dwele, Ess Band, and more).

Briana Marela
– All Around Us LP+MP3 (Jagjaguwar)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Briana's lyrics are forceful, and throughout her second album,
All Around Us, traditional song structure gives way to plainspoken declarations that pull back the record's shroud. Her first single, "Surrender" is musically delicate at first, with flickering blips and chords that float into earshot like fireflies. "Take Care Of Me" is the album's brightest and most immediate song, a buoyant celebration of friendship with a skittering beat and a warm, sweet melody. And title track "All Around Us" is a stark but inspiring beauty, built on the memory of a family member of Briana's who passed away, and the sadness of not being able to say "goodbye" or "I love you" one last time. It is the balance of the abstract and the intimate that makes Briana Marela and All Around Us so special.
Mild High Club
– Timeline LP (Circle Star)
Mild High Club is the home for the musical output of Alexander Brettin, a jazz-schooled musician transplanted from the Midwest to Los Angeles. Premiered originally via Stereogum, they write of the blissed out psych track, "it feels like a lost '60s tune, each note sustained with a twirl of vibrato creating an elongated nonchalant West Coast vibe... it's sweet, in all senses of the word." Recording with a Fostex four-track cassette recorder, MacBook, 12-string electric guitar, PortaSound keyboard, bass, drum machine, software instruments "and whatever was lying around," Brettin began recording
Timeline in 2012. CD version due September 25.
Mind Over Mirrors
– The Voice Calling LP+MP3 (Immune)
Mind Over Mirrors, the Chicago-based solitary reeling of Jaime Fennelly with guest vocalist Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux, Thrill Jockey) present
The Voice Calling. Using the Indian pedal harmonium, synthesizers, tape delays, and voice, Fennelly and Fohr create dynamic and strangely accessible music that feels at once devotional and measureless. Mind Over Mirrors has been praised by Pitchfork's The Out Door as one of the most innovative duos in exploratory music and has recently shared stages with Steve Gunn, Daniel Bachman, and more.
Ashley Monroe
– The Blade LP (WB)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sophomore album by the American country music singer/songwriter.
The Blade includes "On To Something Good," "The Blade" and "I Buried Your Love Alive."
Mountain Movers
– Death Magic LP (Safety Meeting)
Many bands described as "low-fi" only begin that way, and as the artist improves, so does the level of fidelity. But the Mountain Movers have upended the usual trajectory. After their ambitious and incredibly realized album
Let's Open Up The Chest (2008), a hi-fidelity studio production, subsequent releases were grounds for experimentation and home recording, resulting in a sound that some might call low-fi. For the Mountain Movers, this experimentation was a quest for an elusive tone, a far-off texture, and anyone who has seen their live shows over the last few years has witnessed the Mountain Movers distill their formula into something organic, pure, and unmasked.
Peter & The Test Tube Babies
– The Loud Blaring Punk Rock LP [Reissue/1985] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Yellow vinyl reissue of the English punk rock band's fourth album.

Phish
– Rift [1993] 2xLP+MP3 (Jemp)
Rift is Phish's fourth official studio album and the next to be issued on vinyl for the first time.
Plain White T's
– American Nights LP (MRI Associated)
Released last March on CD – now available on vinyl. It's been years since the Plain White T's kicked off their career in the Chicago suburbs, playing a mix of pop, punk and melody-driven rock & roll in basements and clubs across the metro area.
American Nights is the band's first independent album since 2001.
P.O.D. (Payable On Death)
– The Awakening LP (T-Boy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release by the veteran Christian alt-metal band. Produced by longtime collaborator Howard Benson,
The Awakening features special guests Maria Brink from In This Moment and Lou Koller from Sick Of It All.
Frank Sinatra
– Strangers In The Night [Reissue/1966] LP (Reprise)
Frank Sinatra – The World We Knew [Reissue/1967] LP (Reprise)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues, released in conjunction with Sinatra's centennial year.

Small Faces
– From The Beginning [Reissue/1966] LP (Mercury)
Small Faces – From The Beginning [Reissue/1967] LP (Mercury)
Limited HQ-180gm audiophile vinyl LP represses of a pair of albums by the iconic British quartet featuring Steve Marriot, Ronnie Lane, Kenny Jones and Ian McLagan. The band is remembered as one of the most acclaimed and influential mod groups of the 1960s. With memorable hit songs and one of rock's first concept albums, they later evolved into one of the UK's most successful psychedelic acts before disbanding in 1969. Lane, Jones and McLagan would later form The Faces with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood.

Statik Selektah
– Lucky 7 LP (Duck Down)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Boston Rapper. Lucky 7 includes appearances by Hannibal Buress, Action Bronson, Royce Da 5'9, Bun B, Sean Price, Styles P and more.

St Germain
– Tourist [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Nonesuch)
St Germain is the stage name of Ludovic Navarre and based on the story of the Count of St. Germain, a mysterious and eccentric man from the 18th century who claimed to be several hundred years old. St Germain is among the leading French masters to have established the ‘French Touch': the
French Traxx EP and Motherland EP', both released in 1993, introduced his style: a mix of deep house, jazz and lounge; sampling and real instruments playing side to side.
The album 'Boulevard' (1995) and the track "Alabama Blues" (reworked by Todd Edwards at the same period) made St Germain a success worldwide. Five years later, the album
Tourist (2000) had an tremendous impact with the famous singles "Rose Rouge," "Sure Thing" and "So Flute."
Donna Summer
– Love To Love You Baby [Reissue/1975] LP (Mercury)
Limited vinyl LP repressing, released to coincide with the album's 40th Anniversary.
Love To Love You Baby was the first studio album by singer, songwriter and disco trailblazer Donna Summer to be released in the United States. "Love To Love You Baby" was Summer's first single and first hit in America, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in early 1976.
TesseracT
– One [Reissue/2011] LP+CD (Century Media)
Formed as a studio project back in 2003 by guitarist Acle Kahney, TesseracT immediately eschewed all well-established notions of what metal should sound like and swiftly became a unique and daring entity. By 2007, Acle had recruited a line-up worthy of his groundbreaking compositions and this new band embarked upon a quest to inject some originality and excitement back into an often myopic and lazy British metal scene. Color vinyl.

UK Subs
– In Action [Reissue/1986] 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl) Clear vinyl repress. Upon its original release in 1986, In Action marked the band's tenth anniversary and collects a mix of tracks recorded up to that point.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
– The Night Creeper LP (Rise Above)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats' new album is comprised of ten tracks of the type of sonic psyche-frazzling heaviness and blood-drenched pop that have made them one of Britain's great cult bands. Recorded at Toe Rag studios in early 2015 with engineer Liam Watson (White Stripes, Tame Impala, Electric Wizard), their fourth opus
The Night Creeper finds the quartet in full-on death-tripping, third eye-widening mode. Here songs ooze louche evil over flesh-melting riffs that creep like hot magma bubbling up through the earth's crust at their own malevolent pace.
Vaadat Charigim
– Sinking As Stone LP+MP3 (Burger)
Released last June on CD – now available on vinyl. Sophomore record from Israeli shoegaze and dream pop trio.

Young Fathers
– Soon Come Soon b/w Everyguy 7" (Big Dada)
Young Fathers had got together for a wild night in a studio ran by a man called Daddy Kev. Under the influence of surf, skunk and earthquakes they got choral, and so the end of the world became a pop song. "Soon Come Soon" lives on its own, it's not part of an album: this is a singular single.

Yung
– These Thoughts Are Like Mandatory Chores LP (Fat Possum)
ng are a energetic indie rock group very keen on DIY aesthetics: the artwork and production of this EP was handled by the band themselves. These Thoughts Are Like Mandatory Chores bounces along vigorously with a nicely overdriven guitar sound, sharp slices of feedback punctuating the songs here and there.
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>Outer Embassy – Lights Out b/w Outer Orbit 7" (Outer Sound)
Debut 45rpm single from from SF's Outer Embassy! Featuring: Aaron Deer, Graham LeBron, and Josh Miller! Super tite grooves...
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Peter Buck – Warzone Earth LP (Mississippi)
Steeped deep in the roots of garage rock, Buck's third solo record rolls out strong. Features contributions from Jeff Tweedy, Kris Novoselic, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, Kurt Bloch, and more.
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Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One [Reissue/1997] 2xLP+MP3 (Matador)
Back in print – repressed on 120gm vinyl with download.
I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One expands the guitar-based pop of it's predecessor Electr-O-Pura to encompass a variety of other music genres, including bossa nova, krautrock, and electronic music. Most of the songs on the album deal with melancholy emotions and range from short and fragile ballads to long and open-ended dissonance.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
– Benzaiten 2xLP (Important)
Released last May on CD – now available on vinyl. An
In C-style homage to the classic Osamu Kitajima record from 1973. Uses the original composition as a departure point for further instrumental explorations.
The Acorn
– Tin Fist [2007] LP (Paper Bag)
First time The Acorn's 2007 album
Tin Fist is available on vinyl and Paper Bag is bringing it to you on limited edition black vinyl with white splatter. Includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks. "...a confident, self-assured release, filled with unhurried, folksy, indie rock tracks.” –Beatroute
Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm
- Life Story Love And Glory 7” (Erased Tapes)
Limited 7” vinyl collaboration between Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm featuring two exclusive tracks not available anywhere else.

Atlantic Thrills
– Bedbugs 7” (Almost Ready)
Jukebox gold for haunted pizza parlors and abandoned bowling alleys; gigantic surf licks and a chorus like a choir of ghouls coming on stronger than a sunburn across Glen Danzig's pecs.

Peter Buck
– Warzone Earth LP (Mississippi)
Steeped deep in the roots of garage rock, Buck's third solo record rolls out strong. Features contributions from Jeff Tweedy, Kris Novoselic, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, Kurt Bloch, and more.

Sylvain Chauveau And Ensemble Nocturne
- Down To The Bone (An Acoustic Tribute To Depeche Mode) [2005] LP (Ici D'ailleurs)
2005 release -- on vinyl for the first time. With the Ensemble Nocturne, Chauveau redefines the contours of several Depeche Mode hits to provide an intimate and highly personal vision.

Civil Twilight
– Story Of An Immigrant 2xLP (Wind-Up)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Third album by the alternative rock quartet from Nashville by way of Cape Town, South Africa. "On their third studio album,
Story Of An Immigrant, the quartet make clear that while they haven't left their South African roots behind, their tastes lie all over the place. Opener ‘Oh Daniel' is full of clattering drums and rapid-fire guitar lines, while single ‘Holy Dove' gallops atop a heavy, Muse-esque synth bass. The band even throws in a little vocoder on the anthemic ‘River Child.'” – SPIN
Cold Showers
– Matter Of Choice LP (Dais)
Cold Showers, a band formed in Highland Park, California in 2010, fuses the brash power of their shoegaze pedigree with the smokey compulsions of post-punk/no-wave ancestors.

Destroyer
– Poison Season 2xLP+MP3 (Merge)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Poison Season opens with Vancouver native Dan Bejar swathed in Hunky Dory strings. He's a dashboard Bowie surveying four wracked characters—Jesus, Jacob, Judy, Jack—simultaneously Biblical and musical theatre. This bittersweet, Times Square-set fanfare is reprised twice more on the record—first as swaying, saxophone-stoked "street-rock” and then finally as a curtain-closing reverie. Mr. Bejar has long displayed a chameleonic instinct for change while maintaining a unified aesthetic (rather than just pinballing between reference points). No two records sound the same, but they're always uniquely Destroyer. His latest incarnation often appears to take sonic cues from a distinctly British (usually Scottish, to be precise) strain of sophisti-pop: you might hear traces of Aztec Camera, Prefab Sprout, Orange Juice, or The Blow Monkeys. These songs merge a casual literary brilliance with intense melodic verve, nimble arrangements, and a certain blue-eyed soul sadness.
DFL
– Proud To Be [Reissue/1995] LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Limited 20th Anniversary vinyl LP pressing (some on green vinyl). A missive from the days when 20 tracks of adolescent guitar/vocal angst clocked in at 30 minutes. And of course, produced by Adam Horowitz (Beastie Boys).

DMX
– And Then There Was X [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Def Jam/UMe)
DMX – The Great Depression [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Def Jam/UMe)
Limited double-LP reissues of the rapper's third and fourth albums. Part of Def Jame/UMe's ongoing Respect The Classics series.

Future Punx
– This Is Post-Wave LP (Dull Tools)
A longtime live favorite in New York City, Future Punx finally release their brilliant first LP,
This Is Post-Wave. Essentially a dance punk record, with frank and intelligent lyrics, but a demand to be not taken too seriously. For fans of !!!, Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Devo.
Vince Guaraldi Trio
- Peanuts Greatest Hits LP (Fantasy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Peanuts brand,
Peanuts Greatest Hits is an all-new compilation featuring 12 of the most memorable recordings from the beloved animated Peanuts TV specials, all with the sophisticated, yet accessible jazz stylings of the Vince Guaraldi Trio. The album, which includes such favorites as the instantly recognizable "Linus And Lucy,” the "Charlie Brown Theme” and the humorous "Little Birdie,” also includes all new liner notes by Peanuts historian Derrick Bang.
Guards
– Nothing More 7” (Thrill Me)
"Cali reverb scuzz kings.” -- NME

Lum Guffin
– Lum Guffin LP (Mississippi)
Lum Guffin has been called "the walking Victrola” -- a human depository of many musical styles and songs. This LP features great performances recorded in the early 1970's of Lum playing guitar and singing. A true great of the blues genre who has been seldom heard.

Heaven's Gate
– Woman At Night LP (Dull Tools)
New York City noise-pop band's third LP, which focuses on the dark lyrical themes of female abduction, anxiety and paranoia, is as raw and emotional as it is catchy. For fans of Babes In Toyland, White Lung, L7, Priests and Perfect P**sy.

Helen
– The Original Faces LP (Kranky)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Helen is is comprised of Liz Harris (aka Grouper/vocals/lead guitar), Jed Bindeman (drums/tambourine), Scott Simmons (bass/guitar), and Helen (back-up vocals). Originally started with the intention of being a thrash band, it turned into something else entirely.
The Original Faces was recorded over a period of several years in Portland by the band members, their friends Nick, Chris and, largely, Justin Higgins. Written together, some songs based on Liz and Scott's demos.
A. Kostis
– The Jail's A Fine School LP (Mississippi)
First ever vinyl collection of the legendary Kostis, the most enigmatic of all Greek rebetika artists of the early 1930s. Truly unique guitar duets and black-humor prose chronicling the hash dens, prison culture, and pickpockets of old Athens.

Little Richard
– Greatest Hits LP (Fantasy)
A living legend, Little Richard took rock 'n' roll to a thrilling new level. The pounding piano, the high voice and trills, and the suggestive lyrics catapulted the former Richard Penniman to the top of the charts. This all new, energetic collection of hits from his time at Specialty Records presents Little Richard at the top of his game, featuring favorites such as "Tutti Frutti,” "Good Golly, Miss Molly” and "The Girl Can't Help It.”

LL Cool J
– Mr. Smith [Reissue/1995] LP (Def Jam/UMe)
Originally issued on Def Jam in 1995, LL Cool J's double platinum sixth album
Mr. Smith was somewhat of a comeback album for the hip-hop legend after his hardcore rap detour with 14 Shots To The Dome. Home to the three top 10 hits "Hey Lover," "Doin' It" and "Loungin'," Mr. Smith clearly demonstrated that LL still had compelling things to say ten years into the game and that he was at his best when he tapped into his romantic side. Guest appearances by Boyz II Men, Keith Murray, Terri & Monica, Prodigy, Fat Joe and Foxy Brown don't hurt either.
Magma
– Kobaïa [Reissue/1970] LP (Jazz Village)
In the late ‘60s, Christian Vander founded Magma and stated his commitment to produce a different kind of music. Released in 1970, Magma's debut album
Kobaïa succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations. The group's sound blended diverse influences from Bach to Coltrane to produce a brand new musical style. While the instruments were familiar, they were used in unconventional ways, and the vocals, which called on an invented language, only heightened the otherworldly affect of this revolutionary band.
Massive Suits Quartet
– Full Moon Wizard: Mood Music And Unknown Soundtrack Themes LP (Ubiquity)
Full Moon Wizard by Massive Suits Quartet (MSQ) is a personal journey by its creator Grégoire Marty (aka Dandy Teru) delving into his love of original movie soundtracks and various composers. Crafting a sonic and aural odyssey for a movie that exists only in his mind and imagination. The end goal was to pay tribute to the compositions of various soundtracks of both old and more recent movies, and to show the producer's love for composers such as Umiliani, Piccioni, Goraguer, Legrand, Cliff Martinez, H. Zimmer, Danny Elfman, and Alexandre Desplats to name a few.
Million Dead
– Harmony No Harmony [2005] 2xLP+MP3 (Xtra Mile)
Million Dead were: Frank Turner, vocals; Ben Dawson, drums; Tom Fowler, guitar; Julia Ruzicka, bass. Gatefold double transparent yellow standard weight vinyl with download card.

Quicksails
- Fleurs De La Lune LP (Captcha)
Fleurs De La Lune is truly a record that is hard to pin down. It is a series of compositions of electronic music, touching on the Kosmiche school of krautrock and minimalist composers a là Terry Riley.
Pears
– Go To Prison LP+MP3 (Fat Wreck Chords)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Pears is an up and coming hardcore punk band from New Orleans.

Red Sleeping Beauty
– Always 7”+MP3 (Shelflife)
First release in 15 years for the legendary Swedish pop group. The two tracks feature the trademark RSB sound: brilliant pop hooks and intoxicating sing-a-long choruses, upbeat synth melodies, exquisite boy/girl vocals, and all sealed with a kiss from Stockholm. White vinyl.

Sad Horse
– Greatest Hits LP (Mississippi/Eggy)
Sad Horse is a two piece with just drums guitars and vocals -- but with these few tools they create memorable compositions. For the past 7 years, Sad Horse has released tracks on the most underground of cassette and LP labels. Their music is savagely joyful -- Geoff Soul and Elizabeth Venable trading screechy enthusiastic vocals, the guitar whirling through songs as concise as possible, the drums clanging and banging. This is the real underground sound of Portland.

Self
– Gizmodgery [2000] LP (El Camino Media, LLC)
Originally released in 2000,
Gizmodgery was recorded entirely on children's toy instruments purchased in toy stores. Upon its original release, Pitchfork wrote about the single, "Trunk Fulla Amps”: "Verse by verse, Mahaffey trades off emulating his heroes (Queen, ELO... Danzig?), a sign of his wry sense of humor. The instrumental bridge is simply beautiful, an unexpected but somehow perfect transition into a smooth Brazilian-flavored interlude on subtly rhythmic guitar and an uptempo boss nova beat.” Blue vinyl.
Soundtrack
– Amadeus [Reissue/1984] 3xLP (Fantasy)
Limited deluxe HQ-180gm vinyl LP repressing of Sir Neville Marriner's score to the 1984 film, packaged in a gatefold sleeve and housed in a box with bonus materials. This edition marks the first time that the entire score is available on vinyl in one package.

Soundtrack
- J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings [Reissue/1978] 2xLP (Fantasy)
Fantasy Records presents the classic score to the 1978 animated feature
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings, from Academy Award-winning composer Leonard Rosenman (East Of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause, Barry Lyndon). HQ-180gm.
Soundtrack
– One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest [Reissue/1975] LP (Fantasy)
Composed by the prolific Jack Nitzsche (Phil Spector, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young), the score has long been praised for its edgy and effective nature (including the instrumental use of a saw for the opening and closing themes). Deluxe HQ-180gm vinyl box set.

Spain
– 3-In-1 Value Pack 4xLP (Omnivore)
Slowcore legends Spain's classic first three albums are back in print on HQ-180gm color vinyl. Includes:
The Blue Moods Of Spain (1995), She Haunts My Dreams (1999), and I Believe (2001).
Sun Foot
– Round Dice Fried Combo LP (Mississippi)
A strange mix of minimalism, catchy pop music, and damage. They are a true underground band worthy of recognition.

Tijuana Panthers
– Poster LP+MP3 (Innovative Leisure)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Live and on record, the Tijuana Panthers are a great band. You could say garage, punk or surf while describing their sound, but they're harder to pin than that. The truth is that they write classic songs that don't depend on tropes from any genre. They craft perfect pop and deliver it with energy and immediacy. However, the real magic of this band is in their weirdness.

Tin House
– Tin House [Reissue/1971] LP (Lion Productions)
"In the twinkling universe of virtuoso electric guitarists that followed in the wake of the genre's progenitor Jimi Hendrix, perhaps one of the most deserving of renewed recognition is Floyd Radford of the band Tin House... the overdriven, fluid guitar work—heavy on the wah-wah pedal—is brought to the fore by a beefy full production that lifts the band above the sludgy audio presentation that bedevilled many heavy rock albums of the era.” —Richard Allen, Shindig! Magazine

Twilight & Twilite Tone
- Twilight Meets the Twilite Tone: Special High 12” (Ubiquity)
Side A of the single features The Twilite Tone's original track "Lovin' On High” inspired by Twilight‘s original "Love's High” with his version taking on a decidedly more sultry, smoke-filled and hazy quality replete with swinging off kilter drums, droney warbled synth bass and whispery vocals washing in and out of the groove. Tone's take of "We'll Be Special” on the flip showcases his talent in creating a classic dance remix, highlighting his roots in Chicago's house scene. The mid-tempo four-on-the-floor beat is backed by a rolling, seemingly reversed bassline and interspersed with the beautiful vocal melodies and acoustic guitar rhythm from the original.

The Ukiah Drag
– Crypt Cruiser 12” (Wharf Cat)
The Ukiah Drag's newest slab is more like a taped-up scrapyard majesty than a slick-prick showboat. The band volleys harder here, with amphetamine-deranged insults to surf rock, dashboard-to-the-face guitars, primitive yet well arranged rock ‘n' roll with enormous energy, no pretense or foolery. Features scorching cover of The Stooges immortal classic "Dirt.”

Various Artists
– Cold Waves Of Color Volume 2 LP (Lion Productions)
Following on from the superb first volume, here is the second volume of electronics, synth pop, cold wave and minimal tracks culled from the archives of the legendary Color Tapes UK cassette label from the 1980s. These tracks originally came out as micro editions on cassette back then some of which are also unreleased too. It includes rare tracks by the likes of: Lives Of Angels, Disintegrators, The Lord, WeR7, Mystery Plane and Berserk In A Hayfield.

Various Artists
– Ixtab Compilation Series Volume 1 12” (Monofonus Press)
First in a series of compilations from Monofonus Press is this lovely four-song 12" EP, sure to compliment both the DJ's record bag and the home listener's collection.

Various Artists
– Troubled Waters LP (Mississippi)
A compilation of blues and gospel recordings made by George Mitchell between 1962-1976. 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 that one, this guy's great!), and much more. This is the third in the Mississippi series of releases of field recordings by Mitchell.

Westpoint
– Dive LP (Triple B)
On their Triple B Records debut, Westpoint deliver a modern take on the snotty alt-rock of bands like Superchunk and Piebald. Angst and indecisiveness echo through the distortion and reverb soaked guitars.

Wolf Eyes
– Slicer [2001] LP (Orion Road)
Wolf Eyes' second full-length – available for the first time on vinyl. Deep stuttering bass, high streams of electronics, rugged tape manipulation, horns.

Wolfheart
– Shadow World LP (Spinefarm)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Unabatedly raging double bass drum attacks and intricate equilibrium between savage riffs and the arresting melodies of folk metal-influenced twin guitar leads, combined with Saukkonen's ferocious growls and well-timed dashes of black metal brutality and doom dirge, result in a decidedly Finnish brand of melodic death metal, pioneered by giants like Amorphis and Insomnium.

Wstr
– Skrwd LP (No Sleep)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Wstr's debut EP,
Skrwd, is a full force introduction to the band's keen ear for instantly familiar hooks and head bobbing grooves, showcasing more savvy and swagger than many bands with ten times their experience.
Yo La Tengo
– I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One [Reissue/1997] 2xLP+MP3 (Matador)
Back in print – repressed on 120gm vinyl with download.
I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One expands the guitar-based pop of it's predecessor Electr-O-Pura to encompass a variety of other music genres, including bossa nova, krautrock, and electronic music. Most of the songs on the album deal with melancholy emotions and range from short and fragile ballads to long and open-ended dissonance.
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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.
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Soul Coughing
– Ruby Vroom [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Rhino)
– Irresistible Bliss [Reissue/1996] LP (Rhino)
– El Oso [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Rhino)
Long out-of-print on the format, Soul Coughing's three albums have been repressed on HQ-180gm vinyl.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
Aerosmith
– Rocks Donington 2014 3xLP+DVD (Eagle Vision)
Captured live at Donington Park in Leicestershire, UK, in June 2014 as part of the band's critically acclaimed Let Rock Rule definitive rock 'n' roll experience. Set list includes the band's iconic hits "Love In A Elevator," "Janie's Got A Gun," "Don't Wanna Miss A Thing," "Dude Looks Like A Lady," "Walk This Way," "Dream On," "Sweet Emotion" and many more. Also available on DVD+2xCD and stand-alone Blu-ray formats.

Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt
– Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead From Chicago August 1961 [Reissue/1962] LP (Verve)
This encounter between tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt (who doubles on tenor and alto) is a true classic. Ammons and Stitt teamed together many times over a three-decade period, including co-leading a band during 1950-1952, but
Boss Tenors is arguably their finest recording.
Anberlin
- Never Take Friendship Personal & Cities: Live In NYC 2xLP (Tooth & Nail)
Recorded at The Gramercy Theater in New York, NY on November 17th, 2014.
Cities is pressed on orange crush variant and Never Take Friendship Personal on royal blue variant in reverse board gate fold sleeve, with printed inner sleeves.
Ancient Sky
– All Get Out LP (Wharf Cat)
Ancient Sky – Castle b/w Allegory 7" (Wharf Cat)
A common theme emerged among much of the press for Ancient Sky's 2012 LP,
T.R.I.P.S.. This band, listeners agreed, does psychedelic rock right. Embracing equal parts Psychic Ills, Moon Duo and Hawkwind, they embrace psychedelic expanse without sacrificing rock's raw power. With its eight songs across 41 minutes, All Get Out gives its songs has plenty of room to breathe, and the more spacious textures featured on this album suit that sensibility. But it's still a concise album, free from aimless pedal tapping and lethargic repetition.
The Barreracudas
- Can Do Easy LP (Oops Baby)
Atlanta quintet The Barreracudas deliver a perfect blend of powerdirtbag-pop and dirty ‘70s glam.

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.

Bass Communion/Freiband
– Split LP (Important)
This is the third collaborative release by Steven Wilson (Bass Communion) and Frans de Waard (Freiband). On the A-side, "Courage" is in the tradition of ambient musique concrete, and continues the style and approach of the previous Bass Communion/Freiband releases. On side B, "Cowardice" shatters expectations with a slab of psychedelic noise assault, complete with exploding rhythm machines and gnarled electric guitar.

Kail Baxley
– A Light That Never Dies LP (Forty Below)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A hard hitting, lush and beautifully haunting collection of songs co-produced with producer/engineer Eric Corne whose recording credits include Lucinda Williams, Glen Campbell, Kim Deal and John Mayall.

Jeff Beck
– Live + LP (Rhino)
Released last May on CD – now available on vinyl. New live release spanning the legendary guitarist's vast and varied career along with two new studio tracks.

Billy Synth And The Turn Ups
- Off The Deep End [Reissue/1980] LP+MP3 (Mind Cure)
Billy Synth - We Have Got To Make It On Our Own: Collected Tracks '78-83 LP+MP3 (Mind Cure)
Mind Cure Records releases two LPs from Pennsylvania Punk legend Billy Synth. Besides being a pre-internet authority on rare garage punk records and the mastermind behind the essential
Psychedelic Unknowns comps Billy's personal pedigree is of the highest caliber releasing records and tracks on Sordide Sentimental, Bomp/Voxx and Bona Fide—though the bulk of his recordings have up to this point been self released.
Björk
– Vulnicura 2xLP (One Little Indian)
Limited double neon yellow LP pressing.

Björk
– Lionsong [EP1] 12" (One Little Indian)
Björk – Lionsong [EP2] 12" (One Little Indian)
Björk – Family 12" (One Little Indian)
Björk – History Of Touches 12" (One Little Indian)
Björk – Notget [EP1] 12" (One Little Indian)
Björk – Notget [EP2] 12" (One Little Indian)
A pile of EPs featuring a scattering of remixes of
Vulnicura tracks by The Haxan Cloak, Mica Levi, Krampfhaft, Rabit, UNTOLD, Lotic, and more.
Blanche Blanche Blanche
– Breaking Mirrors LP (Wharf Cat)
Blanche Blanche Blanche have an unusual approach as evidenced on releases on Night People, Feeding Tube, and NNA. Their songs are often difficult to play but easy to hear. On Breaking Mirrors, arrangements are sparer than ever, structures clearer and better defined; but the band seems to have taken advantage of the high fidelity recording environment to invite more elements of noise, chance & chaos into their song environments, splattering flecks of paint on the Sharpie blueprints.

Blood For Blood
– Outlaw Anthems LP (Victory)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The final studio recording from this Boston based band known for breaking bottles, smashing tables, and brawling.

Bolt Thrower
– The IVth Crusade [Reissue/1992] LP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of the British death metal band's fourth album.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
– Thank God For Mental Illness [1996] LP+MP3 (A. Recordings)
Available on HQ-180gm yellow vinyl with download code for the original CD's 33-minute closing track "Sound Of Confusion," excluded from this LP. This the first time that this title has been available on vinyl.

The Bug
– Zim Zim Zim 12" (Ninja Tune)
The Bug's hermetic bass-war continues with the previously unheard "Zim Zim Zim," a dread-laced dancehall pairing with Burro Banton.

Carcass
– Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious [Reissue/1991] LP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of the grindcore band's third LP.

Constant Insult
– Constant Insult LP/Cassette (Let's Pretend)
Hailing from Minneapolis, Constant Insult formed from the ashes of Frozen Teens, Uranium Club, Hard Feelings and Alas Alas.

Lee Brown Coye
– Where Is Abbey? & Other Tales Read By Robert Coye LP (Cadabra)
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981) is best known as one of the most original and influential artists to capture the feel of nightmare and unease in the field of illustrative literature. A godfather of the macabre. From the original Weird Tales pulp magazine to the finest of Arkham House Publishing Lee's art as proven to live on. For the first time collected anywhere, are the finest of Lee Brown Coye's "Chips And Shavings" stories, rarely known until now. Brought to life through the readings of son, Robert Coye, you will hear haunting stories the fantastic and the absurd, of folklore and of legend, nightmares and death. The uniqueness and strength of Lee's art is shown here by the spoken word.

Defeater
– Abandoned LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. One of Boston's most devoted and steadfast hardcore bands, Defeater knows what it takes to remain credible in a scene where fans demand both unapologetic, in-your-face power and intense emotional honesty.

Destroyer
– Forces From Above 12"+MP3 (Merge)
Features the DJ johnedwardcollins@gmail.com remix of "Forces From Above," backed with "Times Square, Poison Season."

Django Django
– Reflections 12" (Because Music)
Django Django's recent album
Born Under Saturn expands on the slippery, indefinable brilliance of their 2012 self-titled debut. Here, they follow the catchy "First Light" album single with the thumping, house-inflected, ritualistic "Reflections." There's barely any guitar on it; instead, it's driven by a relentless 4/4 pulse.
Eleh/Tara Jane O'Neil
– Split LP (Important)
Sound sculptures and gongs by Harry Bertoia unite the sides of this split LP from Tara Jane O'Neil and Eleh. O'Neil's composition was commissioned by Venessa Renwick for her Medusa Smack video installation (originally screened in 2012 at the Oregon Biennial). The piece is partially created from sounds recorded by Bertoia on his own Sonambient sound sculptures, as well as O'Neil's recording of Athanasius Kircher's Bell Wheel at the Museum Of Jurassic Technology. Eleh's side consists of 100 gongs synthesized on a Serge modular system to honor the 2015 centennial of Bertoia's birth.

Envy
– Atheist's Cornea LP (Temporary Residence)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. First new album in five years from legendary Japanese post-hardcore band. Despite its relative brevity (at 43 minutes it is Envy's shortest album since their early ‘90s thrash days),
Atheist's Cornea is easily the band's most progressive work. Beginning with a punishing pummel, holes of light are gradually punched open to reveal an uncanny series of dynamic, emotionally charged epics.
Esplendor Geometrico + Hijokaidan
- E.G. Kaidan LP (Geometrik)
Awesome collaborative recording by Spanish industrial music pioneers Esplendor Geometrico and legendary Japanese noise kings Hijokaidan.

Bill Evans
– Trio '64 [Reissue/1964] LP (Verve)
Joining Bill Evans (piano) on
Trio '64 -- his initial three-piece recording for Verve -- is the compact rhythm section of Gary Peacock (bass) and Paul Motian (drums). The effort spotlights their communal and intuitive musical discourse, hinging on an uncanny ability of the musicians to simultaneously hear and respond. All the more interesting, Evans had not interacted in this setting before, having most recently worked with Chuck Israels (bass) and Larry Bunker (drums).
Extinction A.D.
– Faith Killer LP (Good Fight Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Comprised of ex-members of This Is Hell, Extinction A.D. has made a hard left-turn out of
This Is Hell's hardcore into full-blown thrashing metal mode" – Metal Underground.
Georgia
– Georgia LP+MP3 (Domino)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Georgia is the eponymous debut album by multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Georgia Barnes. Born and raised in north west London, the last few years have seen Georgia steadily establish herself as an important fixture in the city's most singular and imaginative artistic circles, playing drums for Kwes and Kate Tempest among others before emerging as an irresistible creative force in her own right with last year's Come In EP. Written, performed and produced by Barnes in its entirety, Georgia is the product of a young lifetime of voracious music listening -- a bold, boundless 21st century amalgam that marks her out as an intuitive curator, distinctive songwriter of real spirit and self-taught producer of soulful, progressive and highly-defined electronic pop.
Nathan Gray
– Nthn Gry LP (Good Fight Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sinister urges, carnal desires, and the darker impulses deemed evil by superstitious, rigidly inflexible ideologies will, in reality, offer transcendent ecstasy. When primitive, animalistic hunger is channeled through ritual, rudimentary tools and unrestrained expression, the pulse shared between living things and objects emerges victoriously. Nathan Gray explores these simplistic, basic, fundamental needs through music, summoning the basic motivations inherent in humankind's search for meaning and processing them through the tools created by the necessity of creative expression.

Jean Guerin
– Tacet [1971] LP (Souffle Continu)
Highly surreal and wonderfully futuristic,
Tacet, one of the best kept secrets of the Futura catalog, is the 1971 soundtrack work of Jean Guerin for Claude Faraldo's anarchic 1971 film Bof... Anatomie d'un livreur. This avant-garde psychedelic jazz masterpiece is a blend of abstract vocals, unusual electronics, twisted sound envelopes, and nervous brass instruments. This first-ever officially-licensed vinyl reissue is the fourth in Souffle Continu's series reissues of Futura reissues, fully licensed by Futura founder Gerard Terrones. (Limited copies pressed on grey vinyl.)
The Hemingers
– What's A Heminger? 12" (Magnetic South)
Loud, snotty, and fully loaded, The Hemingers carry the trash-rock torch like a fistful of dynamite. Fronted by rock-cult illustrator Ben Lyon, the trio adds scuzzy freakshow alchemy to atomic-era tittyshakers and frat rock.

Van Hunt
– The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets LP (Godless Hotspot/Thirty Tigers)
Released last May on CD – now available on vinyl. Van Hunt, a Dayton, Ohio-born musician, made his way to Atlanta where he drew acclaim for his production efforts and crafty songwriting, featured on recordings by such diverse artists as Dionne Farris, Rahsaan Patterson, and Cree Summer as well as the platinum-selling soundtrack,
Love Jones. His own self-titled debut album arrived in 2004, instantly establishing Hunt as a distinctive and original talent with its idiosyncratic melding of R&B, neo-soul, funk, pop, and rock & roll. Full of African rhythms, blues and funk, The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets is full of contemporary components often found in the music of St. Vincent, James Blake, Dev Hynes and FKA Twigs. "It is the history of Black-American music filtered through modern technology," explains Hunt.
The James Hunter Six
– If I Only Knew b/w Heartbreak 7" (Daptone)
"Since the LP release of James Hunter's jaw-dropping
Minute By Minute we've been flooded with requests from DJ's across the nation for a 45rpm pairing. It takes a special kind of record to warrant a 7" single two years after street date but this, ladies and gentlemen, is a long player of such quality.
Iced Earth
– Burnt Offerings [Reissue/1995] LP (Century Media)
Iced Earth – The Dark Saga [Reissue/1996] LP (Century Media)
Iced Earth combine influences from thrash metal, power metal, progressive metal, opera, speed metal and new wave. Their third and fourth albums are back in print on vinyl.

Infinity Girl
– Harm LP+MP3 (Topshelf)
Harm is rooted in shoegaze — but is less "wall of sound" and more "fuzzy dream pop". For fans of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Yuck, The Swirlies or The Pixies.
Johnny Touch
– Inner City Wolves [2014] LP (Shadow Kingdom)
Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to introduce the debut album from the band Johnny Touch. Hailing from Australia, they've only put out a demo tape and 2 split 7" records and are barely known outside of their homeland. Imagine the best parts of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Yngwie Malmsteen ripping leads that'll shred your soul.

The Lloyd Pack
– Tribute LP (Amish)
The Lloyd Pack is a project band of transplanted Englishman Dan Melchior. For two British-expats living in the US in the twenty-first century, this LP offers a peculiarly whimsical variation on the "Faux African," infusing lo-fi tribal rhythms with post-punk dance in the spirit of early Adam Ant, Fun Boy Three and the Fall. If one were to imagine adding Ivor Cutler to this British-mix, it might approach what Melchior delivers on this LP.

Norma Lyon
– The Music Of Norma Lyon LP (Little Axe)
A collection of 16 pieces privately released by Norma Lyon in the late 1960s. All are original compositions for piano and organ. Dark, moody and dramatic, each of these "sketches" was inspired by a place Ms. Lyon has lived. The tone of the record is set by its fantastic titles, including "Flight of the Spirit Geese," "Phantom Cathedral Of The Sea" and "Dirge Of The Sea Gods." The first side, "Dune Sketches," is based on a period when she lived amidst the dunes in southwest Oregon. The second side, "Sea Sketches," is drawn from the time she spent living with her twin sister overlooking the ocean in Coos Bay.

Manfred Mann's Earth Band
– The Good Earth [Reissue/1974] LP (Creature Music)
Manfred Mann's Earth Band – Nightingales & Bombers [Reissue/1975] LP (Creature Music)
Manfred Mann's Earth Band – Angel Station [Reissue/1979] LP (Creature Music)
Manfred Mann's Earth Band – Chance [Reissue/1980] LP (Creature Music)
After a very successful period in the ‘60s with the pop group named after him and a much less successful intermezzo in jazz with Chapter Three, the South-African born keyboardist Manfred Mann turned towards rock music. In 1971 he formed Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Mann's use of the Moog synthesizer was key to the sound of this band. MMEB had a very successful area during the mid ‘70s and early ‘80s but was disbanded by Mann in 1987 after being fed up with trying to produce hit records.

Mars
- Mars Archives Volume One: China To Mars LP (Feeding Tube)
The first of a trilogy of LPs tracing Mars's development from their first audition gig at CBGB through the shows following their 1980
Lust/Unlust EP, China To Mars for the first time how much the band's earliest music was a mutated variation on some of NYC's extant juggernauts, in particular Television and the Patti Smith Group. While their sound was clearly their own, the textures and techniques they're using to achieve them are far less alien than they'd become.
Master Musicians Of Bukkake
– Further West Quad Cult LP (Important)
Prefigured by the inclusion of a secret extra pocket in the original packaging of the
Far West LP (2013) this painstakingly crafted complimentary LP is intended for synced playback with that release. With two turntables or other playback devices, the listener can experience fully unique quad playback. Further West Quad Cult offers deeper journeys into the cave where the self dissolves. It also stands alone as an inverted Far West universe, and the listener is invited to enjoy it by itself as well. Liquid synth journeys into the void. All tracks dubbed and manipulated from Far West source material.
Method Man
– The Meth Lab 2xLP (Tommy Boy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Recorded in Staten Island and featuring lifelong cohorts and SI residents Redman, Raekwon, Hanz On, Streetlife, and Inspectah Deck, along with Uncle Murda, Cory Gunz, and Mack Wilds,
The Meth Lab features production from Ron Browz, Allah Mathematics, J57, and 4th Disciple. 17 new and gritty tracks dripping with Mef's lyrically imaginative, deliberate and laid-back style.
mewithoutYou
– 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.
Wes Montgomery
– Bumpin' [Reissue/1965] LP (Verve)
Bumpin' is the thirteenth album by jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, originally released in 1965. It reached number 116 on the Billboard 200 chart. It was Montgomery's first album to reach the charts.
Kevin Morby
– Moonshiner b/w Bridge To Gaia 7" (Dead Oceans)
In anticipation of Kevin Morby's Dead Oceans' debut in 2016 and in support of a thorough fall touring schedule, "Moonshiner" and "Bridge To Gaia" are two unreleased gems from Morby's reliably powerful, yet understated work.

Ennio Morricone
– Revolver [OST/1973] LP (Dagored)
Revolver is one the finest Ennio Morricone thriller scores, composed in 1973 for Sergio Sollima's great 1973 Giallo film. No sweeping themes, no quirky effects, no dissonant sounds -- just simple ideas, executed to perfection.
Motopony
– Welcome You LP (eOne)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "[
Welcome You] starts off with the song, ‘Welcome You,' a very majestic song that almost reminds me of the artist Sting in the beginning, and then as you carry on throughout the song you hear lovely vocals and guitar that welcome you into the album. The second track is the single, ‘Daylights Gone,' because of its lyrics that make you want to sing along and upbeat melody, it's truly a tune. Another song I like is, ‘1971,' the fourth track on the album, it kind of reminds me of PEACE in a way, and it takes things back to a slower pace with roaring vocals. My favorite is called ‘Molly,' and it has a great sound behind it with vocals that compliment it very well. The eleventh track, ‘Where It Goes,' is very interesting and I like it quite a bit because it sounds a bit Egyptian and was a great way to end the album." – The Girls At The Rock Show
Muslimgauze
- Uzbekistani Bizzare And Souk [1996] 2xLP (Staalplaat)
Uzbekistani Bizzare And Souk has long been considered one of the pillars of the Muslimgauze catalog though it has never enjoyed a proper vinyl release (the CD edition was repressed by Important in 2002 and again in 2004).
Neurosis
– Through Silver And Blood [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Relapse)
Neurosis – Times Of Grace [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Relapse)
Tribes Of Neurot – Grace [1999] 2xLP (Relapse)
Deluxe HQ-180gm vinyl reissues now available.

Anita O'Day
– Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds [Reissue/1962] LP (Verve)
Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds is as much a Three Sounds record as it is an Anita O'Day recording -- the group is represented by four instrumentals, including "Someday My Prince Will Come," "My Heart Stood Still," and "Blues By Five," cut at the same time as their album
Blue Genes, while O'Day sings five songs.
Ossia
– Red X 12" (Blackest Ever Black)
With a hand in several local Bristol labels, it's no surprise Young Echo man Ossia is described by Blackest Ever Black as one of the city's "most vital behind-the-scenes operators." Prior to this
Red X 12" there has been very little material from Ossia, but he's clearly a very confident producer on the basis of the three tracks featured. The title track takes inspiration and sonics from the personal recorded diaries of Peter Tosh, filtering out his paranoid words and splicing them with near ten minutes of apocalyptic, dread-filled, slowed down techno. The B-Side sees Ossia veer off into more abstract and largely beatless terrain that slots in nicely with the more adventurous tape mangling antics of his Young Echo cohorts.
Oscar Peterson
– The Jazz Soul Of Oscar Peterson [Reissue/1959] LP (Verve)
Oscar Peterson's 1959 album
The Jazz Soul Of Oscar Peterson features the jazz pianist backed by longtime bandmates bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen. As with most all of Peterson's recordings, this is a swinging, straight-ahead affair featuring superb playing throughout.
Todd Rundgren/Emil Nikolaisen/Hans-Peter Lindstrøm
– Runddans Remixed 12" (Smalltown Supersound)
Todd Rundgren/Emil Nikolaisen/Hans-Peter Lindstrøm's
Runddans was launched to wide acclaim in May this year. As a compendium of a release to the album, the trio invited some of their favorite artists to interpret the Runddans material, making their own versions of the piece. Remixes by Stereolab, High Llamas, Erol Alkan and EYE (Boredoms).
Al Scorch & David Dondero
- Hold On Right b/w Country Cliché 7" (Let's Pretend)
Fingerpicked guitar, banjo, bass and spare piano accompany songs of loss and farewell with gentle vocals from Chicago's Al Scorch and eternal roadhound, David Dondero.

Nina Simone
– High Priestess Of Soul [Reissue/1966] LP (Verve)
Perhaps a bit more conscious of contemporary soul trends than her previous Philips albums, this is still very characteristic of her mid-'60s work in its eclectic mix of jazz, pop, soul, and some blues and gospel. Hal Mooney directs some large band arrangements for the material on this LP without submerging Simone's essential strengths. The more serious and introspective material is more memorable than the good-natured pop selections here.

Soul Coughing
– Ruby Vroom [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Rhino)
Soul Coughing – Irresistible Bliss [Reissue/1996] LP (Rhino)
Soul Coughing – El Oso [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Rhino)
Long out-of-print on the format, Soul Coughing's three albums have been repressed on HQ-180gm vinyl.

Spike
– Orange Cloud Nine LP+MP3 (Golf Channel)
Long awaited retrospective by the enigmatic Dutch musician Spike, whose four privately pressed LPs from the '80s are the stuff of legend. Officially certified by the Dutch government as a "fool", and a conscientious objector to nearly everything, Spike Wolters refused to work, and after a few court cases, won the right to be able to claim unemployment benefit for life. Fiercely political, he dropped out of society and during the ‘80s and produced a string of LPs which he pressed and sold himself. These sank without trace but were happened upon a few years ago by an ardent digger.
Orange Cloud Nine presents 16 amazing tracks from the four LPs -- shimmering, lo-fi oddball stoner pop played with a deft musicality. Clean concise pop songs, filtered through a heavy haze of marijuana, produced on cheap equipment, and almost entirely in isolation that have finally come of age.
Terminal Death
– Terminal Death LP (Shadow Kingdom)
When you talk about the earliest death metal bands, you might think of Sepultura, Death, Possessed (all stemming from Venom), but there were a few ripping bands that quickly fell into obscurity and Terminal Death is one of them. This LP collects the band's 1985 six-song demo along with two rehearsal sessions dating late '85/early '86.

Terror
– The 25th Hour LP (Victory)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 14 tracks of punishing, no-filler hardcore.

Ukiah Drag
– Crypt Cruiser 12" (Wharf Cat)
The Ukiah Drag's newest slab is more like a taped-up scrapyard majesty than a slick-prick showboat. The band volleys harder here, with amphetamine-deranged insults to surf rock, dashboard-to-the-face guitars, primitive yet well arranged rock & roll with enormous energy, no pretense or foolery. Features a scorching cover of The Stooges immortal classic "Dirt."

Unwound
– Empire 4xLP (Numero)
The climactic entry in Numero's four-set Unwound exploration,
Empire compiles the final pair of albums by the Olympia, Washington, trio. On 1998's Challenge For A Civilized Society, the band toyed with conventional verse/chorus form, stacking layers of noise and distraction on top of tightly constructed melodies. They'd abdicate entirely just three years later with 2001's Leaves Turn Inside You, executing a 14-song masterclass in home recording that observed a crucial band in graceful transition from post-hardcore trio to experimental quintet. The Empire box-set teems with period singles, B-sides, unreleased studio tracks, and demos, alongside a 15,000-word essay exploring the terminal stages of the '90s, indie rock, Unwound, and civilization as we know it.
Vacation
– The Do Sh*t Wax 10" (Let's Pretend)
The Do Sh*t Wax was the first official release by Cincinnati punkers, Vacation. The band has since released two well-received full length albums and through diligent touring have established themselves as a staple in the DIY world.
Matt "MV" Valentine
– Midden Mound 2xLP (Golden Lab)
A wondrous, expansive, sun-blinded summer stoner record, featuring a host of guest performers: Erika Elder, J Mascis, Jeremy Earl (Woods), P.G. Six, and Michael Flower. HQ-180gm double-LP housed in a super-heavyweight, UV-coated gatefold jacket with enormous poster insert.

Michael Vallera
– Distance LP (Opal Tapes)
Vallera makes a clear case for just how easily industrial and dark ambience swing between beauty and fear, with more than a wink of the gothic. Brings to mind a host of classic cvlt missives by Lycia, Vidna Obmana, or Maeror Tri.

Various Artists
- 90's House & Garage Part Two [Compiled By Joey Negro] 2xLP (Z. Records)
Part two of two double-LP versions. Tracks: USG's "Ncameu (Ron Trent Main Mix)," Bougie Soliterre's "Got The Bug," Danube Dance's "Unique (New York Underground Mix)," Station Q's "That Special Melody (Club Mix)," Mike Delgado's "The Murder Track," Robert Owens's "Gotta Work (Final Take)," Leee John's "Mighty Power Of Love (Mood II Swing Vox Mix)," Janet Rushmore's "Joy (Kaoz Gone Insane)."

Various Artists
- The Sigh Of Silver Strings From Suvannabhumi: The Western Stringed Instruments Of Burma LP (Little Axe)
During the 1800s, various Western stringed instruments came to Burma by means of traders, explorers, and colonizers. These instruments—the acoustic slide guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin, and zither—were quickly and ingeniously adapted to the intricacies of Burmese music. The music draws from Burma's rich vocal tradition, and the centuries-old royal repertoire of the Burmese harp and xylophone.

Stevie Ray Vaughan
- Spectrum Philadelphia 23rd May 1988 LP (Echoes)
Stevie Ray Vaughan's guest slot for Robert Plant on the Non Stop Go tour was not at all representative of his worth in terms of bill position, or a true reflection of his talent, but was ultimately prestigious enough considering the continuing legacy of Led Zeppelin and their iconic frontman. Vaughan and his band Double Trouble were already enjoying the formation of their own legacy, which would grow in stature on the strength of the 1986 album
Live Alive, and Vaughan's past collaborations with David Bowie and Jackson Browne. The set-list performed here is in places reminiscent of the songs chosen for the 1986 album, but the relaxed mood of this 1988 performance captures the early sobriety of his formative shows and a tender ferocity, allowing for a more honest picture of the legendary guitarist.
Bernard Vitet
– La Guepe [Reissue/1972] LP (Souffle Continu)
Bernard Vitet was a key figure in the French free jazz and improv scene of the early '70s. This mythical avant-jazz LP, originally released in 1972, is the result of a truly magical session he put together in December '71 with Beb Guerin, Jean Guerin, Francoise Achard, Dominique Dalmasso, Jouck Minor, Francois Tusques, and Jean-Paul Rondepierre. Not just free jazz from the '70s, the music has some 20th-century elements that recall some of the most memorable albums on the Italian label Cramps Records. (Limited copies pressed on white vinyl.)

Wardruna
– Runaljod - Yggdrasil LP (Indie Recordings)
Runaljod - Yggdrasil is the second album by Norwegian Nordic folk Wardruna. It is an interpretation of the Elder Futhark and is sung in Norwegian, Old Norse and Proto-Norse. The lyrics center around Norse spiritual themes.
The Ben Webster Quartet
– Soulville [Reissue/1957] LP (Verve)
Ben Webster, wrote the jazz historian J. E. Behrend, "was two men in one: in fast pieces he was a musician with a throaty, croaking vibrato, while in slow ones he was a master of erotic and intensive ballads." In this compilation of both his own works and standard numbers with the promising title of
Soulville, 'Big Ben' shows the gentle and the rougher sides of his nature. The album starts things off with a few good and honest blues numbers, but it's in the classics "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Makin' Whoopee" that the very heartbeat of the Age of Swing can easily be discerned.
We Came As Romans
– We Came As Romans LP (Equal Vision)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the melodic metalcore band.

Woolen Men
– Temporary Monument LP+MP3 (Woodsist)
Punk-influenced DIY music in the Pacific Northwest tradition of Dead Moon and the Wipers.

The Lester Young Teddy Wilson Quartet
– Pres And Teddy [Reissue/1957] LP (Verve)
Although it has been written much too often that Lester Young declined rapidly from the mid-'40s on, the truth is that when he was healthy, Young played at his very best during the '50s, adding an emotional intensity to his sound that had not been present during the more carefree days of the '30s. This classic session, a reunion with pianist Teddy Wilson and drummer Jo Jones (bassist Gene Ramey completes the quartet), finds the great tenor in particularly expressive form.