new vinyl love...

for the week of 26 AUGUST 2016
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>Prince And The Revolution – Parade (Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon) [Reissue/1986] LP (WB)
Vinyl reissue of the eighth studio album by Prince -- the third (and final) to feature his backing band The Revolution. After the critical disappointment of his 1985 album
Around The World In A Day, Parade was released to acclaim from music critics and was named one of the best albums of 1986 by The Village Voice and NME magazine, who named it their album of the year.
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>Howlin' Wolf - His Greatest Sides Vol. 1 [Reissue/1983] LP (Jackpot)
Continuing in our series of Chess Record Reissues, Jackpot Records presents this compilation of landmark original studio singles from the Chicago blues legend. Originally recorded from 1954-1965. Howlin’ Wolf electrified the sound of the Mississippi Delta blues and brought it to Chicago, laying down what would become the foundation of rock & roll in the early ‘50s. Delivered in his gruff, haunting voice, his lyrics spoke of his hard life experiences, and his signature growlin’ mesmerized audiences and blues musicians alike.
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>A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP LP (RCA)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Second solo studio album by the rapper.
At.Long.Last.A$AP is the follow-up to his 2013 gold-selling debut album, Long. Live. ASAP. Guests include Joe Fox, Bones, Future, M.I.A., Schoolboy Q, Kanye West, James Fauntleroy, Juicy J, UKG, Lil Wayne, Rod Stewart, Miguel, Mark Ronson, Mos Def, Acyde, and Yams.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>50 Cent
– The Massacre [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Aftermath)
Vinyl reissue of the rapper’s second album.

>Steve Adamyk Band
– Graceland LP (Graceland)
Blame Canada. Or for that matter, Ottawa. The Capital's kings of punk-power-fuzz are back and better than ever.

>Alabama
– Southern Drawl 2xLP+MP3 (BMG Recorded Music)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl.
Southern Drawl is the veteran country band's first collection of original material in 14 years.
>Louis Armstrong
- Basin Street Blues [Reissue/1956] LP (ORG Music)
Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars are captured in rare form during this live recording from 1956, which is finally making its vinyl debut with this 180gm Pallas pressing.

>A$AP Rocky
- At.Long.Last.A$AP LP (RCA)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Second solo studio album by the rapper.
At.Long.Last.A$AP is the follow-up to his 2013 gold-selling debut album, Long. Live. ASAP. Guests include Joe Fox, Bones, Future, M.I.A., Schoolboy Q, Kanye West, James Fauntleroy, Juicy J, UKG, Lil Wayne, Rod Stewart, Miguel, Mark Ronson, Mos Def, Acyde, and Yams.
>Audessey & aCatCalled FRITZ
– Beats Per Minute Instrumentals LP (Slice Of Spice)
Are you looking for some boom bap hip-hop? French DJ, producer and graphic designer Cyril Merlin aka aCatCalledFRITZ will satisfy your cravings. His 2014 debut album with Audessey so good the label decided to press an instrumental version on red color vinyl.

>Bad Sports
– Living With Secrets 12” (Dirtnap)
Living With Secrets is another step forward for Bad Sports -- moving away from both the ebullient punk/power pop of 2011's Kings Of The Weekend and the anything-goes grimy punk of 2014's Bras, this EP is their darkest, most powerful, and weirdest. The lyrics are bleak and desperate, but the music is more dangerously catchy than ever.
>Alina Baraz & Galimatias
– Urban Flora LP (Mom + Pop)
23 year old Matias Saabye Køedt, better known by his alias Galimatias, is an electronic music producer/artist from Denmark. Although difficult to rope his music into a single genre, it has be described as vibey, chilled-out atmospheric electronic, and incorporates a wide range of influences including R&B and hip-hop to name a few. Alina Baraz, a 21-year-old Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, is the next leading star of the emerging class of leftwing pop singers.

>Beaty Heart
- Till The Tomb LP (Harvest)
“Some of the best British pop of 2016 bursts from this south London trio’s second set. Lustrous opener ‘Flora’ demonstrates a new radio-ready confidence without fully junking their trademark weirdness, and the sinuous, serrated bass of ‘Raw Gold’ is Metronomy spooning Hot Chip on Jungle’s bed – the best song Beaty Heart have ever written. Powerful with a warm intimacy, thanks to Josh Mitchell’s plaintive vocals,
Till The Tomb strips back their excellent debut’s fussy tribal psychedelia and strafes each song with miniature addictive riffs and motifs instead.” – The Guardian
>Bib
– Demo 7” (Deranged)
Omaha, Nebraska, conjures up images of steak, Warren Buffet, and Saddle Creek Records. One doesn’t think of hardcore punk. In comes Bib — noisey, blown-out hardcore from the middle of nowhere. Adhering to the “everything louder than everything else” approach, Bib’s colossal riffs sound like an avalanche when the bottom drops. Squirmy, effect-laden vocals veer from the huge to the weird.

>Builders
– Beatin Hearts [Reissue/1983] LP (Grapefruit)
Bill Direen is a legend of the New Zealand underground. He has written and produced poetry, novels and a slew of recorded material. Weaned on garage bands in the late ’60s, Direen started producing seven-inch records in the early ’80s, all of them stunners.
Beatin Hearts is Direen’s ultimate, unforgettable debut album, not to mention Flying Nun’s first full-length album release. All seventeen tracks are brilliant short pieces of energy, harmony and spite. Anyone with an appreciation for Flying Nun’s early recordings can find its genesis here.
>Cane Hill
– Smile LP+MP3 (The End)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album from the New Orleans band -- 10 aggressive, fast-paced metal anthems. [Limited color pressing also available.]

>Cassius
– Ibifornia 2xLP (Interscope)
Ibifornia is the French electronica duo’s first studio album in a decade. In addition to Mike D and Cat Power, who appear on the LP's first single “Action,” Ibifornia also boasts other guests including Ryan Tedder, Jaw, Portugal. The Man's John Gourley and Pharrell Williams.
>Sarah Mary Chadwick
– Roses Always Die LP (Rice Is Nice)
Following three critically acclaimed solo albums, Sarah Mary Chadwick's
Roses Always Die expands on the quiet intensity of her previous work, exploring memory, grief and personal analysis. Her unflinching approach to songwriting introduces complex, often-difficult subject matter as vivid as it is understated. An old immobile organ provides the only accompaniment to her voice, giving the album an eerie consistency that perfectly underpins the diverse, open-ended narratives that run through each song.
>Tha Connection (Hus Kingpin & Smoovth)
- Connect 101 (I Want It Back) [Reissue/2010] LP (Vinyl Digital)
“Time to show some love for the NYC underground and one of its most underrated classics. Smoovth & Hus Kingpin aka Tha Connection rhyming over classic hip-hop beats.”

>Crem'e
- Close Up LP (Alpha Pup)
Close Up is a highly personalized vehicle of sound, created over the last few years as a response to the passing of Crem'e’s mother. An expression of deep roots and a chain of connections that shattered and spliced into millions of parts, Close Up was designed as a means of self-healing and emotional preservation. Crem'e summed up this transition in his life with the following: “It's like getting rid of a scar and then feeling naked without it.” The musical language of Close Up jumps back and forth between a soulful balance of beauty and pain. Channeling the state of influences his family, friends and environments have afforded him growing up in L.A. Many organic elements are seamlessly melded together, brought together through heavy usages of sampling, vocal layering and live recordings.
>Crown The Empire
– Retrograde LP+MP3 (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Dallas post-hardcore outfit. [Limited color pressing also available.]

>Damu The Fudgemunk
– Untitled Vol. 2 12”/Cassette (Redefinition)
Surprise beat 12” picture disc – a collection of music Damu assembled specifically for his longtime fans. Features previously unreleased instrumentals. [Also available on cassette as
Untitled Vol. 1 and Untitled Vol. 2 with a bonus track.]
>Danzig
– Skeletons LP (Nuclear Blast)
Released last November on CD – now available on limited edition picture disc vinyl. Latest album from the metal/punk band fronted by vocalist Glenn Danzig, best known for his work with the Misfits and Samhain.
Skeletons is an album of cover versions with Danzig's unique take on songs originally performed by artists ranging from Elvis Presley to Black Sabbath. “My attitude with covers is, make it your own or else leave it alone” -- Glenn Danzig
>The Dead Ships
- Citycide LP+MP3 (Nevado Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut full-length album from the Coachella buzz-band. Like their 2015 debut EP,
Citycide was produced by Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning, who also plays additional guitar on the album. In the handful of years since The Dead Ships traded punches at their first living room practice, L.A.'s howling garage rock trio have toured the shadiest parts of the continent, slept on the grimiest couches, and been named one of the city's best live shows (DoLA, Grimy Goods).
>DJ Skizz
– BQE (Brooklyn-Queens Experience) The Instrumental Experience LP (Slice Of Spice)
“Skizz's beats on his debut album are that old boom bap y'all love so we couldn't let the opportunity pass to press up a run of instrumentals for the die-hard vinyl heads and collectors.”

>Eden
– i think you think too much of me 12” (Astralwerks)
“The first four songs on Eden’s latest EP
i think you think too much of me are literally titled ‘sex,’ ‘drugs,’ ‘and,’ ‘rock + roll,’ but they sound nothing like you might imagine. The young Dublin-based vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist presents such themes with innovative indie-electronic production and emotive lyrics that cut much deeper than the surface level associations with sex, drugs, and rock & roll…so deep that ‘sex’ even caught the attention of Lorde.” – Ones To Watch
>Forlorn Strangers
- Forlorn Strangers LP (Forlorn Strangers)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Nashville-based Americana quintet recorded at John Prine's Nashville studio, The Butcher Shoppe, with producer and Grammy winner Phil Madeira (Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Civil Wars, Emmylou Harris).
Forlorn Strangers is steeped in the tradition of American music, leaning heavily on bluegrass, drenched in four-part harmony and added elements from blues, jazz, and some rock ‘n’ roll.
>Ezra Furman
– Big Fugitive Life 12” (Bella Union)
Summertime seems perfect for a dose of infectious, jaunty and well crafted rock and roll songs, and for the second summer in succession, Ezra Furman has taken up the mantle of releasing one of the ‘songs of the summer.’ The EP can be best split into two distinct sides. Tracks 1-3, including ‘Teddy I’m Ready,’ make up the rock & roll Side A, whereas Tracks 4-6 are a little quieter, somewhat reflective. The comparison between the rush of blood to the head of ‘Halley’s Comet’ and plucked strings of ‘Splash Of Light’ make for a varied record, and showcases both sides of Furman’s musicality.” – For Folks Sake

>Quin Galvais
– My Life In Steel And Concrete 2xLP (Super Secret)
My Life In Steel And Concrete is not just a rock & roll record, although there are plenty of rock songs here. It’s not an opera, although certainly the story and the songs will evoke an emotional reaction similar to that of a well-loved opera. Quin himself describes the recording as “therapeutic”, and he promises to continue this journey in his future work.
>Gameface
- Good [Reissue/1993] LP (Smart Punk)
The emo-punk band’s debut album is back on vinyl. Includes the bonus track “Retraction.”

>Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan
– Take It, It’s Yours LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
Katy Goodman (La Sera, Vivian Girls) and Greta Morgan (Springtime Carnivore, The Hush Sound) team up to re-imagine ten of their all-time favorite songs. From The Replacements to Blondie, The Buzzcocks to Billy Idol, Katy and Greta replace distorted guitars with church organs and vibraphones to transform these classic tracks into dreamy, surreal jams that shine anew in the glow of the pair’s sun-drenched harmonies. Pressed on 180gm baby blue vinyl.

>Jessie Mae Hemphill
– Jessie Mae Hemphill LP (Mississippi/Moi J'Connias)
Compilation of great recordings by Jessie Mae Hemphill. Mississippi Hill Country blues at their finest. Jessie Mae rocks out on the electric guitar with minimal percussion. By far some of the best blues recorded in the '80s. Jessie Mae is the granddaughter of the great Sid Hemphill and the torchbearer of one of the most beautiful traditions in the world of music.

>Howlin' Wolf
- His Greatest Sides Vol. 1 [Reissue/1983] LP (Jackpot)
Continuing in our series of Chess Record Reissues, Jackpot Records presents this compilation of landmark original studio singles from the Chicago blues legend. Originally recorded from 1954-1965. Howlin’ Wolf electrified the sound of the Mississippi Delta blues and brought it to Chicago, laying down what would become the foundation of rock & roll in the early ‘50s. Delivered in his gruff, haunting voice, his lyrics spoke of his hard life experiences, and his signature growlin’ mesmerized audiences and blues musicians alike.

>Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley
– The Super Super Blues Band [Reissue/1967] LP (Jackpot)
The Super Super Blues Band started out merely as Super Blues, a conglomerate of blues pillars Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, and Little Walter. When Little Walter bowed out and was replaced by Howlin’ Wolf, they rightfully added another Super to their name, and went on to release this burning, irreverent and even sometimes hilarious set of drunken, wild-eyed electric blues. Long form jams roll on in a trance as the trio of blues legends flex egos, talking sh*t to each other, trading off leads and ducking blasts of unexpected wah-wah guitar lines. Songs are peppered with an incredible level of banter between the trio of bandleaders that predicts the call and response sing-talking of early hip-hop, laced with random screams in the background that teeter between celebration and danger. Orange color vinyl pressing.

>Etta James
– At Last [Reissue/1960] LP (Jackpot)
Blues, soul, jazz, R&B and rock vocalist Etta James needs no introduction. An icon from early rock ‘n’ roll’s pantheon of divas, she has inspired five decades of listeners and fellow artists with her vocal stylings. From Janis Joplin to Beyoncé, her expressive and gutteral style has been imitated, but never quite matched. Jackpot Records is honored to release this momentous record with the original album artwork and four bonus tracks (previously only available on CD). Green marble color vinyl.

>Kiss
– Kiss Rocks Vegas Nevada 2xLP+DVD (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Recorded during their November 2015 ‘Hard Rock Vegas’ residency. All of the familiar hits, captured in the midst of their 40
th Anniversary World Tour. DVD includes a 7-song acoustic set.
>Luciernaga
- Sleeping / Wandering 7”+MP3 (Fabrica)
Luciernaga is the experimental ambient music project of Chilean-Brazilian by way of Brooklyn artist Joao Da Silva. A former hardcore punk front man, guitar player, and zine editor who took an active role in Santiago, Chile's hardcore-punk scene during the early '90s (there's even a full-length documentary about it). Joao turned to "droning guitar electronics that vacillate significantly between dark terrors and bright, shimmering expanses of sound.

>Mercyful Fate
- In The Shadows [Reissue/1993] LP (Metal Blade)
Mercyful Fate - Time [Reissue/1994] LP (Metal Blade)
The influential metal band’s third and fourth albums are back in print on vinyl.

>XL Middleton + Eddy Funkster
- XL Middleton + Eddy Funkster LP/Cassette (MoFunk)
XL Middleton + Eddy Funkster draws heavily from L.A.'s musical well over the last several generations, bringing forth hard electro funk styles on “Show Some Respect,” bouncy lowrider funk on cuts like “Solicitation,” and giving a progressive nod to ‘90s g-funk on the LBC'd out “California Fly,” which features Domino of “Getto Jam” fame. Furthermore, XL + EF channel the more modern feel of ambient, pad-heavy funk on songs like “On Our Way To Funkmosphere.” In spirit, it's more of a P-Funkesque party, as the entire MoFunk roster plus extended family join in variously on all of the album's seven songs, contributing everything from vocals to guitar and talkbox.
>Morbid Angel
– Gateways To Annihilation [Reissue/2000] LP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of the death metal band’s sixth album.

>David Nail
– Fighter LP (MCA Nashville)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “There are few words that can be used to describe the talent of David Nail. When you hear him on a record – or better yet, see him live – you come away with a deep appreciation for his vocal talent. Simply put, one could make the argument that he’s not one of us. On a ballad, his vocals soar into the stratosphere, and on the up-tempo songs, he takes the ordinary lyric and arrangement, and transfers it into a tour de force. On his fourth album for MCA, the Missouri native continues to develop his craft. There’s a mix of both styles on the album, with ‘Good At Tonight’ and lead-off single ‘Night’s On Fire’ showcasing the groove side of what Nail does so exceedingly well. Seriously, I don’t know if there is any style of music that the singer can’t master. He’s simply that good.” – Sounds Like Nashville

>NEEDTOBREATHE
– H A R D L O V E LP (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “NEEDTOBREATHE's last outing,
Rivers In The Wasteland, was a career-defining album, born out of the trials of brotherly competition and the fatigue of life on the road (which almost did the entire band in). Having weathered the storm and written about it so masterfully (the tunes ‘Brother’ and ‘Wasteland’ address the situation with candor), the follow-up record, H A R D L O V E, feels like a continuation of this theme, albeit with a bit more time and distance giving the band some perspective and breathing room.”– Jesus Freak Hideout
>Netherlands
– Audubon LP (Prosthetic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Netherlands was formed in New York City in 2010 by multi-instrumentalist Timo Ellis, whose father is an accomplished author and illustrator. Ellis often mentions Pixeltan, Flipper, and Wipers as being the musical “spiritual precedents” here, along with the deeper/ambient influences of Bad Brains, Diamanda Galas, Can and The Cars.

>Pari
h – Past Lives’ Excessive Future LP/Cassette (Moniker)
Pari
h, Miami absurdist art-rock trio, have a mission to disorient and elucidate. The band, rooted in Chris Dougnac’s hyper-composed, synth-dipped pop treats and detailed re-contextualized ephemera, works to transport the listener to a complex metaphysical reality.
>People Under The Stairs
– The Getting’ Off Stage EP, Step 2 12” (Redefinition)
Seventeen years since the inception of the group, the duo's tenth project reflects back on the path less traveled and distills their unique blend of funk into this -- the second of a series of six-song EPs.

>Perfume
- Cosmic Explorer LP (Wrasse)
Latest album from the multiplatinum, fashion-forward Japanese electro-pop trio.

>Pink Floyd
– The Wall [Reissue/1979] 2xLP (Pink Floyd/Legacy)
Pink Floyd – The Division Bell [Reissue/1993] 2xLP (Pink Floyd/Legacy)
Remastered 180gm vinyl reissues now available.

>Prince And The Revolution
– Parade (Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon) [Reissue/1986] LP (WB)
Vinyl reissue of the eighth studio album by Prince -- the third (and final) to feature his backing band The Revolution. After the critical disappointment of his 1985 album
Around The World In A Day, Parade was released to acclaim from music critics and was named one of the best albums of 1986 by The Village Voice and NME magazine, who named it their album of the year.
>Martin Rev
- Stigmata [2009] LP (Blast First Petite)
First time vinyl edition presented as a neon-orange LP. "Modern classical masterpiece"—Record Collector. "Remarkable electronic musicianship"—MOJO. "an uncomfortable listen, but bleedin’ good."—Stool Pigeon

>Walter Schreifels
- An Open Letter To The Scene [Reissue/2010] LP+7” (Run For Cover)
Limited color vinyl reissue of the debut solo album from the singer/songwriter and former member of Youth Of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools and Quicksand. Drawing influence from many classic British artists such as Elvis Costello and Syd Barrett,
An Open Letter To The Scene embraces Walter's politically and socially charged past, with stripped down covers of Agnostic Front's “Society Suckers” and CIV's “Don't Gotta Prove It” (a song Walter wrote himself in '95), and seamlessly blends them in with his own tracks on topics ranging from matters of the heart and the life of celebrity.
>Scour
– Scour LP (Housecore)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Scour is vocalist Phillip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down), guitarist Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), guitarist Chase Fraser (Animosity), bassist John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer) and drummer Jesse Schobel (Strong Intention).

>Shed The Skin
- Harrowing Faith LP (Hell's Headbangers)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “I first took interest in Shed The Skin because it’s an American supergroup featuring Kyle Severn of having a mustache fame (he also plays drums in Incantation). Present as well are members of plenty of other bands, the most well-known of which is probably Ringworm.
Harrowing Faith’s main influence to my ears is Ringworm’s last record Hammer Of The Witch, whose sharp and violent death metal infused hardcore forms the backbone of the songs here.” – Angry Metal Guy
>Soundgarden
- Louder Than Love [Reissue/1989] LP (A&M)
Soundgarden – Down On The Upside [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (A&M)
Remastered 180gm vinyl reissues of Soundgarden’s second and fifth albums.

>Soundtrack
- Ghostbusters [OST] LP (RCA)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Original soundtrack to the 2016 remake including tracks from Elle King, G-Eazy featuring Jeremih, 5 Seconds of Summer, Pentatonix, Walk The Moon, Fall Out Boy featuring Missy Elliott, Wolf Alice and others.

>Soundtrack
- The Little Mermaid LP (Walt Disney)
Soundtrack – Music From Sleeping Beauty LP (Walt Disney)
Soundtrack – Songs From Aladdin LP (Walt Disney)
Soundtrack – Songs From Cinderella LP (Walt Disney)
Soundtrack – Songs From The Hunchback Of Notre Dame LP (Walt Disney)
Soundtrack – Songs From The Jungle Book LP (Walt Disney)
180gm picture disc editions back in print.

>Teen Agers
- Young Gods 12" (Smart Punk)
Released last March on CD – now available on vinyl. Ever curious what would occur if you combined multiple quarter-life crises, a penchant for bottom-tier booze in plastic bottles and a Flanders-sized repertoire of puns in a punk rock powder keg? Erupting like a sonic Cthulhu from beneath the Florida swamps comes Teen Agers.

>T.O.L.D.
– It’s Not About The Witches LP (IAMSOUND)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “There is an inescapable spirituality that permeates the music of The Order Of Life And Death, known simply as T.O.L.D. As the brainchild of L.A.-based, UK-bred producer Daniel Smith, T.O.L.D. creates a lush soundscape out of diverse and vibrant electronic songs that help Smith to find a world of his own. Introspective, cryptic and captivating, T.O.L.D.’s debut album
It’s Not About The Witches unearths Smith’s deepest recesses of his mind as he contemplates a few too many things he may not entirely understand. While not entirely intelligible at times, It’s Not About The Witches is an earnest and meditative collection of imaginative electronic music with a certain pop sensibility that is able to shroud any missteps Smith comes across.” – Paste Magazine
>Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
– Pusher Man b/w Remember Tomorrow 7” (Rise Above)
Limited edition color 7” vinyl single.
The Night Creeper album track “Pusher Man” is backed with a cover of Iron Maiden’s “Remember Tomorrow.”
>Various Artists
– Fear Le Funk (The Compilation) 2xLP (Vinyl Digital)
Compilation featuring beats by Figub Brazlevic, Twit One, Brous One, Shawan The Savage Kid and many others. This fresh potpourri, served by national and international hip-hop artists, embodies a unique approach through vivid expressions of style and individualism. From the classical golden era sounds of boom bap, to the love for dusty samples, and on into the future.

>Various Artists
– The Rough Guide To Brazilian Jazz LP (World Music Network)
Mention Brazilian jazz to most music fans and the inevitable bossa nova images flood into view: the beach, the female whisper-vocal, the rimshot snare drumming, the chord-plucked acoustic guitar, possibly a little muted batucada percussion, breathy alto saxophone and cabaret-vamp piano. It’s an image ineluctably stuck in the 1960s, when most aspiring Brazilian musicians looked to America’s West Coast ‘cool jazz’ scene for inspiration, listening to artists such as the Modern Jazz Quartet, Chet Baker, Paul Winter, Jimmy Giuffre and Stan Getz. Of course there were Brazilian jazz musicians in the 1960s whose work was highly original and owed little or nothing to bossa nova, obvious examples being Victor Assis Brasil and Dom Salvador, the only two ‘old-school’ players present in this compilation.

>Watain
– The Wild Hunt [Reissue/2013] 2xLP (Century Media)
Vinyl reissue of the black metal band’s fifth album.

>Vinyl Williams
- Brunei LP+MP3 (Company)
This album uses lush, Islam-influenced pop music to spread harmonious qualities with the world, to ultimately benefit the human psyche and physiology. Lyrically, the album is written mainly from the perspective of an incorporeal being from Xol, the gravity cluster orbiting the star Alnilam (the center of the Orion constellation), which represents purely harmonious patterns. [Limited color vinyl edition also available.]

>Blind Owl Wilson
- Blind Owl Wilson LP (Mississippi/Sutro Park)
Blind Owl Wilson was a truly great guitarist and vocalist whose deep well of psychedelic blues songs were buried amongst the catalog of major label rockin' blues band Canned Heat. Blind Owl served as Canned Heat's guitarist and would chip in a song here and there as a frontman. A couple of those songs became huge hits in the '60s—"Going Up The Country" and "On The Road Again." Blind Owl's songs for Canned Heat stood in stark contrast to the band’s blustery blues rock—his was a gentle and nuanced voice and the themes of his song were all about personal heartbreak, grasping for cosmic understanding, and ecological justice. Here we have an LP of Blind Owl's songs from Canned Heat's records—left to sit alone and take you somewhere unexpected.

>Frank Zappa
- Hot Rats [Reissue/1969] LP (Zappa Records)
Hot Rats cemented Frank Zappa as a musical force to be reckoned with. The album, recorded on a prototype 16-track recorder, sounds as fresh and sonically superior on this 180gm audiophile edition as it did when first released in 1969. Blending rock and jazz stylings with top call studio musicians, it opened the door to rock fusion while putting FZ on the guitar player map. Captain Beefheart makes a special guest appearance.
>John Zorn
– Naked City [Reissue/1990] LP (1972)
Released in 1990 on Nonesuch, Naked City bears a stark cover photograph by Weegee—noted for his unsparing images of New York crime scenes—and features one of the more staggering “rock” lineups ever assembled: Zorn on alto saxophone, guitarist Bill Frisell, bassist Fred Frith, drummer Joey Baron, keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, and vocalist Yamatsuka Eye.
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>Prince And The Revolution – Parade (Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon) [Reissue/1986] LP (WB)
Vinyl reissue of the eighth studio album by Prince -- the third (and final) to feature his backing band The Revolution. After the critical disappointment of his 1985 album
Around The World In A Day, Parade was released to acclaim from music critics and was named one of the best albums of 1986 by The Village Voice and NME magazine, who named it their album of the year.
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>Guru – Jazzmatazz Volume 1 [Reissue/1993] LP (Virgin)
Guru's
Jazzmatazz, Volume 1 is a jazz rap album from Guru, one-half of the duo, Gang Starr. This album is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band with hip-hop production and rapping. The set brought together a diverse group of jazz cats both old-school and new, including Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ronny Jordan, and Courtney Pine. Part of UMe’s ongoing Respect The Classics vinyl reissue campaign.
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>Neil Young – Earth 3xLP (Reprise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Earth features performances of songs from a range of Young's albums, including last year's The Monsanto Years, 1990's Ragged Glory, and 1970's After The Gold Rush. The audio was captured during Young's 2015 tour with The Promise Of The Real, fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar) and Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals) -- Willie Nelson's sons. A new take on some of Young's most beloved songs, Earth features the live recordings, along with added musical overdubs, as well as sounds of the earth, such as city sounds like car horns, sounds of insects, and animal sounds from bears, birds, crickets, bees, horses, cows -- creating a very strange, yet beautiful atmosphere.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Steve Adamyk Band
– Graceland LP (Graceland)
Blame Canada. Or for that matter, Ottawa. The Capital's kings of punk-power-fuzz are back and better than ever.

>Bad Sports
– Living With Secrets 12” (Dirtnap)
Living With Secrets is another step forward for Bad Sports -- moving away from both the ebullient punk/power pop of 2011's Kings Of The Weekend and the anything-goes grimy punk of 2014's Bras, this EP is their darkest, most powerful, and weirdest. The lyrics are bleak and desperate, but the music is more dangerously catchy than ever.
>Barb Wire Dolls
- Desperate LP (Motörhead Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Electrifying rock of this magnitude did not go unnoticed by the elder statesman of the Sunset Strip, the incomparable, irreplaceable Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. After seeing Barb Wire Dolls live, Lemmy took an immediate interest in the band and placed them under his supportive wing.

>Dierks Bently
– Black LP (Capital Nashville)
New release from the multi-platinum selling country singer/songwriter. The slow-smoked grit of Bentley’s voice keeps the album rooted in country music, while it also appeals to audiences far beyond the boundaries with fresh sonic textures that flourish on the edge of arena rock.

>Bib
– Demo 7” (Deranged)
Omaha, Nebraska, conjures up images of steak, Warren Buffet, and Saddle Creek Records. One doesn’t think of hardcore punk. In comes Bib — noisey, blown-out hardcore from the middle of nowhere. Adhering to the “everything louder than everything else” approach, Bib’s colossal riffs sound like an avalanche when the bottom drops. Squirmy, effect-laden vocals veer from the huge to the weird.

>Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow
- Andando el Tiempo LP (ECM)
Released in May on CD – now available on vinyl. New music of wide emotional compass by the NEA Jazz Master. The trio with Sheppard and Swallow has been an ideal vehicle for Carla’s writing for more than 20 years and also provides one of the best contexts for her unique piano playing.

>The Bloodhound Gang
- Hooray For Boobies [Reissue/1999] LP (MVD Audio)
Limited vinyl reissue of The Bloodhound Gang’s third album.
Hooray For Boobies is grounded in the alternative rock, rapcore, and electronica genres, with prominent rap-metal guitar riffs, samples, electronic instrumentation, and lyrics rife with toilet humor.
>Carcass
- Choice Cuts [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Earache)
13 of the grindcore band’s most impressive tracks throughout their career, culled from their five full-length studio albums released between 1988 - 1995, along with two full Peel Sessions from 1989 and 1990.

>Cherub
- Fist In The Air 2x7” (Brutal Panda)
New EP from the Austin, TX cult noise rock kings. Produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, ....And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead) with remixes by Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington and $hit and $hine. “Another warm f*ck you from the venerable Cherubs.” Limited color vinyl.

>Convictions
– I Will Become LP (InVogue)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Convictions is a five-piece Christian metalcore act from Ohio.

>D.O.A.
– F*cked Up Donald 7” (Sudden Death)
Can it get worse before it gets better? Good question? D.O.A., Canada’s punk pioneers think it can get worse. So that’s why they have re-visited one of their classic tunes. The end result is a blazing 85 second punk rock commentary on Donald Trump, taking him to task for anti-Mexican, anti-women, stances amongst his many other egregious ill-informed opinions.

>Feed Her To The Sharks
– Fortitude [2015] LP (Victory)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Frenzied yet melodic metal with technical prowess from Melbourne, Australia.

>John Frusciante
– Foregrow 12” (Acid Test)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Frusciante uses elements of John Carpenter's eternal scores, the drum programming DNA of jungle and footwork, and a Roland TB-303 to craft a lurching, lysergic beauty.

>Guru
– Jazzmatazz Volume 1 [Reissue/1993] LP (Virgin)
Guru's
Jazzmatazz, Volume 1 is a jazz rap album from Guru, one-half of the duo, Gang Starr. This album is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band with hip-hop production and rapping. The set brought together a diverse group of jazz cats both old-school and new, including Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ronny Jordan, and Courtney Pine. Part of UMe’s ongoing Respect The Classics vinyl reissue campaign.
>Daryl Hall/John Oates
- The Very Best Of [2001] 2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Limited edition 150gm gray and blue color vinyl reissue of the Platinum-certified hits collection. 18 greatest hits by the all-time #1 best-selling duo. Includes "You Make My Dreams," "Rich Girl," "Maneater" and many more. Packaged in a gatefold jacket with photos and liner notes.

>The Highwaymen
– Highwayman [Reissue/1985] LP (Sundazed)
The Highwaymen – Highwayman 2 [Reissue/1990] LP (Sundazed)
180gm vinyl reissues of the country supergroup’s (Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash/Kris Kristofferson) first two albums.

>Iron Claw
- Iron Claw 2xLP (Rockadrome)
“This Scottish band is just ridiculously heavy and I think it's a travesty that the sixteen songs they wrote around 1970/1971 never got an official release until 2009. This whole album is just breathtaking (Terrorizer). “Sixteen pulverizingly heavy early masterpieces of dirty doom metal, this is a can't miss package for all fans of heavy psych, proto-metal and the early days of doom rock.” -- The Ripple Effect

>Laser Background
- Correct LP (La Societe Expeditionnaire)
The brainchild of Philadelphia's Andy Molholt, Laser Background has spent the past three years creating recordings, touring the US, and sharing strange and fantastic videos. Throughout the course of his new LP
Correct, Molholt further unravels the sonic envelope, hinting at influence from the likes of Syd Barrett, Koji Kondo. RIYL: Animal Collective, Devo, Pink Floyd. 180gm.
>Little Richard
- The Explosive Little Richard [Reissue/1967] 2xLP (Bear Family)
180gm double-vinyl reissue Little Richard’s mid- ‘60s comeback album and his first LP under the label of the revitalized Columbia subsidiary, OKeh.

>Jeff McDonald
- Jeff McDonald LP (Bang!)
Jeff Mcdonald, co-leader of Redd Kross, recorded this self-titled music gem back in 1997 in Los Angeles and now it is available on vinyl for the very first time. Recorded between Redd Kross' masterpieces
Phaseshifter and Show World, that is exactly what this record sounds like, a mix between both albums. Spine shivering melodies full of rock, glam, pop melodies, choruses and beauty.
>Meet Your Death
- Meet Your Death LP (12XU)
Playing genuinely evil rock n’ roll that draws equally from The Scientists and the deep roots of American blues and jazz, Meet Your Death is the antidote to feeble contemporary hot dog and burger rock and middling pseudo-psyche jams.

>The Monkees
– Good Times! LP (Rhino)
Recently released on CD – now available on 180gm vinyl.
Good Times! by The Monkees is the band's first new album in 20 years and tied to their 50th anniversary. The album finds all three surviving band members (Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork) taking turns on lead vocals, playing a wide range of instruments, and sharing new compositions. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal on the Neil Diamond-penned “Love To Love.” Much like The Monkees' early albums, Good Times! features tracks written specifically for the band by some of the music world's most gifted songwriters, including Rivers Cuomo of Weezer (“She Makes Me Laugh”), Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie (“Me & Magdalena”), Andy Partridge of XTC (“You Bring The Summer”), as well as a song co-written by Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller (“Birth Of An Accidental Hipster”).
>Thomas Newman
- The Shawshank Redemption: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [1994] 2xLP (Spacelab9)
Newman's iconic score is pitch-perfect, expertly balancing sadness, despair, humor and exaltation as it nurtures and enriches a film that is now considered to be an all-time dramatic masterpiece. First time on vinyl.

>Nots
- Cold Line b/w T.V.O.D. 7" (Goner)
A teaser 7” to the upcoming second album from Memphis’ Nots. Features an alternate version of the album cut “Cold Line,” backed with a cover of The Normal's “T.V.O.D.”

>Cecil Otter
- Dear Echo LP+MP3 (Doomtree)
New solo album from Cecil Otter, a member of Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree.
Includes three brand new songs and their corresponding instrumentals, with all production, songwriting, vocals, and artwork handled masterfully by Cecil. Limited-edition standard weight white vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

>Pennywise
- Nineteen Eighty Eight LP (Theologian/Hardline Entertainment)
Vinyl-only collection of the West Coast punk band’s early recordings, including the EPs
A Word From The Wise (1989) and Wildcard (1992) along with tracks from the Soul Arch compilation (1994) which features their cover of Black Flag's “Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie.” Opaque blue color vinyl.
>The Ronettes
– The Ronettes Featuring Veronica [Reissue/1961] LP (Bear Family)
Led by singer Veronica Bennett, The Ronettes released a string of hit records produced by Phil Spector in the ‘60s. This vinyl reissue of their 1961 debut full-length features the alternate European cover from the 1965 reissue.

>Spirit Adrift
– Chained To Oblivion 2xLP (War Crime)
Spin Adrift was created by Nate Garrett, who cut his teeth in the (humid) south, in a melting pot of doom, sludge, psychedelic rock & hardcore punk, where bands like Black Sabbath, Eyehategod and Neurosis were guides. His 2016 EP
Behind-Beyond received immediate raves from Metal Hammer (“Stunning work—sure to pique the interest with it’s gorgeous, fuzzed out progressions,”) and Noisey/Vice (“…the tracks unfurl purposefully and with grace to paint a desert-tinted portrait of American doom”). Psychedelic currents ebb & flow throughout passages of unrelenting doom and entrancing tragedy.
>Sunny Day Real Estate
– How It Feels To Be Something On [Reissue/1998] LP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)
“Sunny Day Real Estate admired Fugazi's ethics, but dreamed of being Led Zeppelin and U2, bands that aspired for total transcendence—something they finally achieved on
How It Feels To Be Something On.” [Best New Reissue/8.8] – Pitchfork
>Claudia Thompson
– Goodbye To Love [Reissue/1959] LP (Modern Harmonic)
Claudia Thompson's 1959 Edsel release
Goodbye To Love features playing by Barney Kessel and a collection of smooth standards, including "Stormy Weather," "Body And Soul," "If I Should Lose You," and "The Morning After." An appealingly polished selection of jazzy pop songs.
>Those Things
– 1985 7” (Sudden Death)
Hailing from Vancouver BC and armed with pop sensibilities, punk energy and power-metal riffage, Those Things is singer/guitarist Carly Tre (Cobweb Society), guitarist Jeff Speers (Racer Ten), bassist Ken Burke (Randy Bachman, Raffi), and powerhouse drummer Ray Hartmann (Annihilator).

>TR
– Manifesto Rumoratorio LP (Siltbreeze)
When we last heard from Pietro La Rocca, he was honing his inscrutable craft with the unflinchingly great Sicilian ensemble, Oper’azione Nafta, whose Cavuru forged the skree of High Rise with the yelp of Sun City Girls. On
Manifesto Rumoratorio, La Rocca teams up with ex-pat Polish vocalist Patrycja Stefanek with the results running the gamut from agog to agape. Utilizing a small array of gadgets (Walkman, delays, toys, and tapes) in conjunction with voice and guitar, the results simmer in an ardor of abstract improvisational babble—think Vetza/Joe Potts (LAFMS), Jim French/Diamanda Galás on Metalanguage, Joan La Barbara/Bruce Ditmas on Wizard Records, or Suckdog. Polarizing? Sure, but like the deep end of the pool, it’s great once you get in.
>Trust Punks
– Double Blind LP (Wharf Cat)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Trust Punks’ new album,
Double Bind, reveals the band on a tear through an Australasia that's a precarious and nasty place for the young and the restless. This Heat, Polvo, and Can, to Wire, The Birthday Party and Stereolab—it's all in here, synthesized and absorbed into something new and hungry. "Double Bind scratches at nastier surfaces—the corroded post-hardcore Slint of mouth-breather Britt Walford, rather than David Pajo's ambient leanings—and administers scathing self-scrutiny to the band's existence & environs."—Pitchfork
>Various Artists
– The Depression Sessions LP (Nuclear Blast)
The Depressions Sessions is a new compilation featuring six never before released tracks, one original and one cover each from the three featured bands: Thy Art Is Murder, The Acacia Strain and Fit For An Autopsy. The unique cover versions draw on material by such artists as Soundgarden ("Black Hole Sun"), Nine Inch Nails ("The Perfect Drug") and Rammstein ("Du Hast").
>Various Artists
- Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Live Volume 1 LP (Time Life)
A selection of ten live tracks culled from the history of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’s induction ceremony spanning 1993-2009. All-star, jam-filled performances by Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Cream, Tom Petty, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page, Metallica and James Taylor, pressed on purple color vinyl (in honor of Prince).

>Vetiver/Wolf People
– Live At Pickathon LP (Easy Sound)
Woods/The Men – Live At Pickathon LP (Easy Sound)
A limited one-time pressings on black 150gm vinyl featuring each artist on their own side. Original cover artwork by long-time Pickathon artist Travis Bone of Furturtle. These are the third and fourth releases of the ongoing Live At Pickathon vinyl-only series.

>Neil Young
– Earth 3xLP (Reprise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Earth features performances of songs from a range of Young's albums, including last year's The Monsanto Years, 1990's Ragged Glory, and 1970's After The Gold Rush. The audio was captured during Young's 2015 tour with The Promise Of The Real, fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar) and Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals) -- Willie Nelson's sons. A new take on some of Young's most beloved songs, Earth features the live recordings, along with added musical overdubs, as well as sounds of the earth, such as city sounds like car horns, sounds of insects, and animal sounds from bears, birds, crickets, bees, horses, cows -- creating a very strange, yet beautiful atmosphere.
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>Beck
– Odelay LP (Bong Load Editions)
– Mellow Gold LP (Bong Load Editions)
Stunning pressings of these classics!
180g colored vinyl
Individually numbered / 2016 copies
SUPER LIMITED!
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>Elliot Smith
– XO LP (Bong Load Editions)
– Figure 8 LP (Bong Load Editions)
Stunning pressings of these classics!
180g colored vinyl
Individually numbered / 2016 copies
SUPER LIMITED!
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>Damien Jurado
– Rehearsals For Departure [1999] LP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)
– Ghost Of David [2000] LP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)
A couple full-length albums from singer/songwriter Damien Jurado have been reissued on vinyl and cassette:
Rehearsals For Departure gets its first US vinyl pressing, while Ghost Of David gets its first vinyl and cassette releases.
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>The Avett Brothers – True Sadness 2xLP (Republic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Seth Avett says that
True Sadness is a patchwork quilt, both thematically and stylistically. Wherein a myriad of contrasting fabrics make perfect sense on the same plane, the album draws upon countless resources from its writers and performers. He cites pervasive and cornerstone influences such as Queen, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimmie Rodgers, Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails, Gillian Welch, Aretha Franklin, Walt Disney, Pink Floyd, Kings Of Convenience, calypso of the 1950s and country of the 1930s. Most importantly, he assures, “Throughout the album, we stitched together the boldest red and the calmest green, polka dots and stripes, the roughest denim and the smoothest velveteen. They came together because they are the best patterns we have and because each of us brought our own fabric to the quilting frame.”
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Altamont/Phantom Ships
– Phantom Ships/Altamont 7” (Valley King)
Each band is doing a cover (Altamont takes on Black Flag's “Black Coffee,” while The Phantom Ships covers the Urinals “Black Hole”). Both songs are on one side, while etched artwork by Alan Forbes adorns the other! Pressed on either brown & black “black coffee” or a yellow, green, and black “black hole” color vinyl.

>Anywhere
– Light The Portals 3x7” (Valley King)
The final installment of the Anywhere recording collective. The lineup for this recording includes Cedric Bixler Zavala (The Mars Volta, At The Drive In), Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose, Stooges) and Christian Eric Beaulieu (Vertical Scratchers) with Phil Manley (Trans Am), Jonathan Hischke (Hella), Bret Contantino & Matt Holliman (Sleepy Sun), Greg Rogove, Isaiah Mitchell, (Earthless, Golden Void), Larry Boothroyd (Victims Family), and Naima Mora.

>Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
– Together For The First Time [Reissue/1961] LP (Parlophone)
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington – The Great Reunion [Reissue/1963] LP (Parlophone)
180gm vinyl reissues now available.

>The Avett Brothers
– True Sadness 2xLP (Republic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Seth Avett says that
True Sadness is a patchwork quilt, both thematically and stylistically. Wherein a myriad of contrasting fabrics make perfect sense on the same plane, the album draws upon countless resources from its writers and performers. He cites pervasive and cornerstone influences such as Queen, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimmie Rodgers, Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails, Gillian Welch, Aretha Franklin, Walt Disney, Pink Floyd, Kings Of Convenience, calypso of the 1950s and country of the 1930s. Most importantly, he assures, “Throughout the album, we stitched together the boldest red and the calmest green, polka dots and stripes, the roughest denim and the smoothest velveteen. They came together because they are the best patterns we have and because each of us brought our own fabric to the quilting frame.”
>Petr Bakla
- Piano Concerto - Classical Blend/Weihnachtsoratorium LP (God)
Petr Bakla belongs to generation of composers whose output no longer seems bound to the imperative of the "search for sounds" extended technique. Instead, he builds his music on the unmarked instrumental sound, which he uses to create a flow of interacting layers and explore the means of pure pitch, time and sound volume to the expressive extreme. His first solo release presents him at his best - two orchestral pieces as a definite manifesto of monumental monochromatic environments, both in Bakla's favorite diptych form.

>Benjamin Ball
- Flash A Flashlight 12" (Cultures Of Soul)
Benjamin Ball's Flash A Flashlight is the first preview of the next Cultures Of Soul compilation,
Boogie Breakdown - South African Disco 1980 to 1984. With the help of DJ Okapi, Cultures of Soul has tracked down many of the great synth boogie artists of the '80s in South Africa including Benjamin Ball, Don Laka, Al Etto, Neville Nash, Harari, and many others.
>Nat Birchall
- Akhenaten [2009] LP (Jazzman)
Nat Birchall – Guiding Spirit [2010] LP (Jazzman)
Akhenaten is the first album Nat Birchall released via the then brand-new Gondwana Records label in Manchester. Originally released only on CD, this is the first time this classic recording has been made available on vinyl. The album on the whole features a quartet, and is expanded to a quintet on the title track where UK trumpet virtuoso Matthew Halsall joins in with a stunning solo. The album explores deep, hymn-like themes at length, finding much to say on the relatively simple melodies and arrangements. The follow-up, Guiding Spirit, found him exploring different textures using percussion and instruments like the kora and the harp.
>Boys Night Out
– Black Dogs 12” (Good Fight Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Comeback EP from the Canadian post-hardcore band.

>Will Butler
– Friday Night LP+MP3 (Merge)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Friday Night is a live album of performances from Will Butler’s tour supporting Policy, his first album. It was recorded mostly at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on June 4, 2015. Five of the songs are from Policy, two are songs Will wrote for the Guardian newspaper last year, and five are new. “We started almost every show with ‘You Must Be Kidding.’ Not only does it build nicely, but the chorus lyric is literally ‘It’s only just begun.’ The blend of humor, Lord Of The Flies, and the end of the world also set the right tone for the show to come. But I thought the album should start in medias res to welcome the listener into a sweaty room with a tired, happy band and a loose crowd. So the album starts with the encore ‘Tell Me We’re All Right’ which was only ever played once, and this is the recording of it. We never soundchecked it. It wasn’t even written yet (you might be able to tell).” – Will Butler
>Thy Byrds
- Sweetheart Of The Rodeo [Reissue/1968] LP (Friday Music)
Limited translucent gold-color vinyl pressing in a gatefold jacket. The Byrds’ sixth album was recorded with the addition of country rock pioneer Gram Parsons, and is a departure from the psychedelic rock of their previous LP,
The Notorious Byrd Brothers.
>Chain Reaction
– Dance Freak [Reissue/1980] 12” (Queen Constance)
A bonafide dancefloor invitation, this classic cut by Chain Reaction was originally released in 1980 on the P&P affiliate label, Sound Of New York. A project between keyboardist Dwight Brewster (of The Imperials) and percussionist Harold Sargent (of Wood, Brass & Steel fame) “Dance Freak” provides one finest moments in the entire catalog. A funky disco track with all the elements of a party anthem, it's no surprise it's been a favorite of veteran Deejays like Kenny Dope and Danny Krivit.

>Charli XCX / Iggy Pop
– No Fun b/w I Dig Your Mind 7” (Atlantic)
Charli XCX recorded this cover of The Stooges 1969 track “No Fun” for the soundtrack of HBO series
Vinyl.
>Alex Chilton
– Dusted In Memphis (And Elsewhere) [Reissue/1980] 2xLP (Bangkok Productions)
First time reissue of this legendary Alex Chilton album, originally released in 1980. For many, this is Alex's finest. Includes a second bonus album full of unreleased material; covers, alternate versions, fantastic demos, and infamous complete KUT radio session. All culled from the period between 1975 and 1980, a troubled -- but prolific and brilliant -- time for Chilton.

>The Cramps
- Keystone Club Palo Alto, CA 1979 LP (Interference)
The entire KFAT-FM broadcast of this legendary early performance by The Cramps live at Keystone's Palo Alto, recorded February 1979.

>Cult Values
– Cult Values LP (Deranged)
Cult Values has a very-early-American-hardcore-meets-post-punk sound, defined by fast, melodic, confident guitar play reminiscent of Articles of Faith and the more recent Criminal Code. The album delivers ten tracks of potent, dark hardcore that will thrill those hungry for a contemporary take on a classic sound.

>Miles Davis
- Amandla [Reissue/1989] LP (Rhino)
Amandla is is the third and final collaboration between Miles Davis and producer/bassist Marcus Miller. The album mixes elements of the genres go-go, zouk, funk, and jazz, combining electronic instruments with live musicians. 180gm.
>The Earls Of Leicester
– Rattle & Roar LP (Rounder)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. With their second album,
Rattle & Roar, The Earls Of Leicester have conjured up a fresh batch of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs songs, delivered with their Grammy-winning signature blend of homage, virtuosity, and perspective. The inimitable Jerry Douglas (14-time Grammy-winner) remains the band’s producer and hypnotic dobroist; blue-ribbon songwriter, singer, and producer Shawn Camp (Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton) still soars on lead vocals and guitar; revered multi-instrumentalist and sideman Jeff White (Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn) now deftly handles high harmony and mandolin; ace Nashville banjoist Charlie Cushman (Jimmy Martin, Mel Tillis) tackles banjo and guitars; topflight musician Johnny Warren (son of Foggy Mountain Boys Paul Warren) cuts in radiantly on fiddle; and the esteemed Barry Bales (Alison Krauss & Union Station) holds magnificently steady on vocals and bass.
>Missy Elliott
– WTF: Where They From (ft. Pharrell) 12” (Atlantic)
Includes the instrumental plus remixes from Chris Lake & With You.

>Ina Forsman
– Ina Forsman LP (Ruf)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. It’s one thing to be able to sing soul, it’s another to write convincingly in a style that developed thousands of miles from your home. And yet for her debut album—recorded in Texas with the support of a crack team of musicians—Finnish blues belter Ina Forsman has done precisely that, graduating from singing covers in a sultry voice to co-writing her own standards, taking in New Orleans R&B (“Hanging Loose”), Stax soul (“No Room for Love”), and slow blues (“Now You Want Me Back”).

>Cara & Mike Gangloff with The Great American Drone Orchestra
– Knock On Life’s Door 2xLP (MIE)
"They [Cara & Mike Gangloff] have taken older American songs, popular songs that we've come to understand as standards, and stretched them out into the rolling hills and vast expanses that gave birth to the nation's earliest music... The inventiveness of interpretation is spirit-raising." -- Matt Krefting.

>The Gerbils
- Dead Detroit: Lost 1982 Recordings LP (Lysergic Sound Distributors)
The Gerbils were a high school hardcore punk band (with Moog!), from Farmington Hills/Detroit, Michigan in the early 1980s.
Dead Detroit: Lost 1982 Recordings not only showcases the band's obvious skills but also pays tribute to the aggressive DIY aesthetics of the early 1980s U.S. hardcore/punk scene and recognizes The Gerbils' place in the Detroit and Midwest hardcore scene.
>Hammers Of Misfortune
– Dead Revolution LP (Metal Blade)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album by the San Francisco progressive metal heroes.

>The Highwaymen
– Highwayman [Reissue/1985] LP (Sundazed)
The Highwaymen – Highwayman 2 [Reissue/1990] LP (Sundazed)
180gm vinyl reissues of the country supergroup’s (Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash/Kris Kristofferson) first two albums.

>John Holt
- Memories By The Score 2xLP (VP)
Vinyl companion to the recently released five-CD box set. The historic career of John Holt (1947-2014) spanned three decades, charting classic hits in multiple genres within Jamaican music. As a member of the Paragons, John Holt was featured on multiple rock-steady classics. Later partnering with legendary producer Bunny Lee, Holt helped to define what would become 'lover's rock.' In the 1980s Holt returned to prominence with producers 'Henry 'Junjo' Lawes and King Jammy with roots reggae and early dancehall hits.

>Alexandro Jodorowsky
– El Topo [OST/Reissue/1971] LP (Real Gone Music)
Limited edition ‘coke bottle’ clear vinyl pressing. Atonal, Tibetan Buddhist thighbone trumpets clash with beautiful, even sentimental, chamber orchestra pieces alongside pan flute rhapsodies, brass bands and parlor jazz.

>Damien Jurado
– Rehearsals For Departure [1999] LP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)
Damien Jurado – Ghost Of David [2000] LP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)
A couple full-length albums from singer/songwriter Damien Jurado have been reissued on vinyl and cassette:
Rehearsals For Departure gets its first US vinyl pressing, while Ghost Of David gets its first vinyl and cassette releases.
>Kid Flicks
– Kid Flicks LP (Klik)
Kid Flicks is the music project started by Greek producer and songwriter Nickos Devisis. Highly influenced by the bright side of contemporary Athenian life, multiculturalism and the internet culture, Kid Flicks creates a unique sound that draws from various genres and styles. From electronic to sample-based music to psych-pop to world music, Kid Flicks is full of upbeat pop melodies, explosive percussion and Greek, Middle Eastern and African music references.

>Kllo
- Well Worn 12” (Ghostly Int’l)
New EP from the Melboure duo. Guided by the ghosts of UK garage and like-minded strains of underground dance music, "Bolide" sets a skittish beat against a clipped chorus; "Walls To Build" melds Lam's wobbly synth lines with Kaul's vapor-trailed verses; and the one-two punch of "Sense" and "On My Name" build a couple piano-laced ballads from a pillowy sound bed of laid-back loops and lovelorn melodies. "Don't Be The One" is deceivingly simple as well, bringing the record to a close alongside a rubbery, elusive rhythm and a growing sense of tension and release.

>Kygo
– Cloud Nine 2xLP (RCA)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Cloud Nine is the debut studio album by Norwegian record producer, deejay and musician Kygo. His 2014 single “Firestorm” (included on Cloud Nine) set a Spotify record for reaching one billion plays faster than any other artist. Guests include John Legend, James Vincent McMorrow, Angus & Julia Stone, Matt Corby, and more.
>Steve Lacy with Don Cherry
- Evidence [Reissue/1961] LP (Modern Silence)
Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy continued his early exploration of Thelonious Monk's compositions on
Evidence, originally released in 1961. Lacy worked extensively with Monk, absorbing the pianist's intricate music and adding his individualist soprano saxophone mark to it. On this release, he employs the equally impressive Don Cherry on trumpet, who was playing with the Ornette Coleman quartet at the time, drummer Billy Higgins, who played with both Coleman and Monk, and bassist Carl Brown.
>Man Friday
– Love Honey, Love Heartache [Reissue/1986] 12” (Get On Down)
In the spirit of most dance music borrowing elements from other sources, “Love Honey” was heavily inspired by another Paradise Garage & Loft classic from 1980 and its remix in 1981 by UK Outfit Funk Masters / TW Funkmasters. A dubbed out track big in the jazz-funk scene in the UK, it became a hit among underground deejays in both NYC & Chicago. All the elements of a garage track are here; dub echoes, synth basslines, percussions that linger.

>Mercury Rev
– Yerself Is Steam [Reissue/1991] LP (Mint)
Extremely limited color vinyl LP pressing.
Yerself Is Steam is the 1991 debut album by Mercury Rev. The title is a malapropism of the phrase "Your self-esteem," and is taken from a recurring lyric in the opening "Chasing a Bee." "Very Sleepy Rivers" is supposedly about a serial killer, with the river acting a metaphor for the killer's relative calm and sudden tendency to snap.
>Method Man
– 4:21 …The Day After [Reissue/2006] LP (Def Jam)
Vinyl reissue of the fourth studio album by n rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man. Features guest appearances from Fat Joe, Styles P, Redman, and various Wu-Tang Clan members. Part of UMe’s ongoing Respect The Classics vinyl reissue campaign.

>Nomad Stones
- Nomad Stones LP (Brutal Panda)
Nomad Stones includes two members of Cave In—Adam McGrath and John Robert Conners—who collectively have also been members of the cult-beloved metal bands Zozobra, Doomriders, and Goatsnake. Unlike the sludge, post-metal, and hardcore bands the members have formed in the past, Nomad Stones is straight-forward, no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll.

>Pale Dian
– Narrow Birth LP (Manifesto)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “You may not know it yet... but Pale Dian are about to become one of your favorite new bands of 2016. Hailing from Austin Texas, these are the dreamy swirling melodic sounds inspired by classic 4AD artists like Cocteau Twins and Lush, and just as surely will thrill fans of Them Are Us Too and Drab Majesty” – Part Time Punks, KLXU.

>The Paranoid Style
– Rolling Disclosure LP+MP3 (Bar/None)
Rolling Disclosure is the furious and unforgettably tuneful full-length debut from Elizabeth Nelson's critically adored garage punk outfit The Paranoid Style. Like Samantha Bee fronting the Sex Pistols, Nelson's coiled rage and comic touch make for a thrilling forced march through the accruing desperations of late period capitalism. Alongside band personnel including Scott McCaughey from the Minus 5 and Bruce Bennett from the A-Bones, Nelson's self-described "Glam Rock For The End Times" has garnered high praise from Robert Christgau, SPIN, Magnet Magazine, The Big Takeover and others.
>Pelican
– City Of Echoes [Reissue/2007] LP (Hydra Head)
Vinyl reissue of the post-metal band’s third album.

>Pharaoh Overlord
- #1 [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Full Contact/Hydra Head)
Vinyl reissue of the Finnish experimental rock band’s debut album. Pharaoh Overlord's stoner rock klang on
#1 is down-to-earth due to sheer weight of the riffs.
>Elvis Presley
- Promised Land [Reissue/1975] LP (Friday Music)
Limited translucent gold color vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket.

>The Quick
- Untold Rock Stories 2xLP+MP3 (Burger)
There’s not much real proof that The Quick ever existed, beyond their influence on The Dickies and ‘80s glam-punk bands like Redd Kross and Celebrity Skin. Though The Quick never toured outside of California, they did have a lot of curiosly loyal and zealously passionate local fans, including members of The Stylistically Dissimilar Germs. As The Quick released just one album, this LP of largely previously unreleased material will be something of a godsend to their followers. Filled-to-overflowing with 77 minutes of music, it includes two album-length demo sessions, the first produced by Kim Fowley over the course of two days in 1976 for Mercury Records, the second by David Campbell (Beck’s father) ovewr the course of six months in late 1977 and early 1978 for Elektra. [Cassette version was released last month.]

>Steve Reich
- Berkeley University Museum - November 7, 1970 LP (Modern Silence)
New color vinyl edition replaces the recently issued black version. A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs", "My Name Is", "Piano Phase", and "Phase Patterns." This performance marked an important moment in San Francisco Bay Area new music history with the triumphant return to the East Bay by Reich, who studied at Mills College with Luciano Berio, and who performed the 1964 world premiere of Terry Riley's seminal work,
In C, at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. HQ-180gm.
>Revocation
– Great Is Our Sin LP (Metal Blade)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “I feel like it’s safe to call Revocation one of the most well-known and respected technical death metal bands of our time with their discography already being mind-blowing and genre defining to say in the very least. And like with many monolithic acts there looms the question of when their albums begin to become lackluster, for Revocation with
Great Is Our Sin the answer to that is very satisfying: not any time soon.” – Headbanger Reviews
>Riff Raff
– The Peach Panther LP (BMG Rights Management)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Riff Raff first introduced his sophisticated Peach Panther persona during a wrestling match between Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio. The disruption distracted Kurt allowing Rey Mysterio to execute his infamous 619 finishing move to pin Kurt for a 3 count to win the fight. The fracas drove fans crazy creating a viral moment and setting the stage for the release of Mr. Raff’s new project, also called
The Peach Panther. The album includes guest appearances by G-Eazy, Gucci Mane, Lil Durk, J Doe, and Danny Brown.
>Rival Consoles
- Night Melody LP+MP3 (Erased Tapes)
Returning with a mini album to the lauded label Erased Tapes, Rival Consoles has progressed enough to keep things exciting, while still maintaining all the elements that made his music great in the first place. The album began taking shape last year, shortly after his previous work came,
Howl, came out and, more poignantly after the breakup of a thirteen-year relationship. Proclaiming he’s not interested in simply making happy or sad music, but rather something closer to bittersweet, more real and lifelike. The music presented here certainly tows that line in a gloriously epic manner.
>Marty Robbins
– Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs [Reissue/1959] LP (Real Gone Music)
Original mono mix on magenta color vinyl. Classic Western tunes.

>Trevor Sensor
- Starved Nights Of Saturday Stars 12”+MP3 (Jagjaguwar)
From the first moments of Trevor Sensor's debut EP for Jagjaguwar,
Texas Girls and Jesus Christ, the Illinois-born 22-year-old singer/songwriter's distinctive burr of a voice sounds aged decades beyond his years. Starved Nights Of Saturday Stars is his second EP for the label.
>Sonna
- Keep It Together 2xLP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
Sonna were an experimental rock band from Baltimore, MD. Formed in 1998 and disbanded in 2003, they recorded a handful of EPs and singles, as well as two full-length albums -- both recorded with Steve Albini. They often toured with friends and collaborators, including Explosions In The Sky, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, and Tarentel -- and their live shows were known for their uncanny precision as much as their alarming quietude.
Keep It Together collects every Sonna song that did not appear on their two studio albums.
>Soundtrack
– Vinyl - The Essentials: Best Of Season 1 2xLP (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Includes tracks from Iggy Pop, Charli XCX (7” vinyl single also released this week), Elvis Costello, Chris Cornell, and Julian Casablancas, among others.

>Dusty Springfield
- Faithful LP (Real Gone Music)
In 1971, Atlantic Records released a pair of Dusty Springfield singles produced by the legendary songwriter/producer Jeff Barry (one-time songwriting and romantic partner of Ellie Greenwich, and author of too many hits to name): "Haunted"/"Nothing Is Forever" and "I Believe In You"/"Someone Who Cares." A restless Dusty, freshly relocating to America from her native England, then departed the label and left an additional nine songs recorded with Barry in the can.
Faithful collects the historic Barry-Springfield collaborations exactly as they were originally intended to be heard, with the 12 tracks meant for the album release finally out on vinyl 45 years later. [13-track CD edition was released last year.]
>Stephen Stills & Manassas
- Bananafish Gardens, NY LP (Air Cuts)
Following the summer 1970 split of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Stephen Stills quickly formed Manassas with former Byrd and Flying Burrito Brother, Chris Hillman, as well as guitarist Al Perkins, fiddler Byron Berline, keyboardist Paul Harris, singer and percussionist Joe Lala, bassist Calvin "Fuzzy" Samuels, and drummer Dallas Taylor. Playing a potent blend of blues, folk, country, Latin, and rock, they were an instant success. This superb set at the Bananafish Garden in Brooklyn on April 16, 1973, took place shortly before the release of their second album,
Down The Road, in May of that year, and features material from both of their LPs, as well as material by Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, and CSNY. The complete WBCN-FM broadcast is presented here.
>Tamam Shud
- Evolution [Reissue/1969] LP (Anthology Recordings)
The first ever reissue of the debut album by Australian progressive heavy rock fiends Tamam Shud.
Evolution presents a blazing backdrop of charged-up fuzz and guitar expression exquisitely matching the wild, inspirational, and groundbreaking visuals of Witzig’s incredible 1969 surf film of the same name.
>Tenement
- Tenement 12”(Deranged)
On the heels of 2015’s double-LP
Predatory Headlights comes a new 12” by the Wisconsin punk outfit. This self-titled record includes the five newly remastered tracks from the band’s recent limited tour cassette, as well as two new unreleased songs.
>Those Things
– 1985 7” (Sudden Death)
Hailing from Vancouver BC and armed with pop sensibilities, punk energy and power-metal riffage, Those Things is singer/guitarist Carly Tre (Cobweb Society), guitarist Jeff Speers (Racer Ten), bassist Ken Burke (Randy Bachman, Raffi), and powerhouse drummer Ray Hartmann (Annihilator).

>Titus Andronicus
- S+@dium Rock: Five Nights At The Opera LP+MP3 (Merge)
+@’s position as the most thrilling live act in rock and roll has long been etched in stone, but never before has that riveting energy been captured on wax as it is here.

>Adam Topol
– Regardless Of The Dark LP (Everloving)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. He's sat behind the drum kit for everyone from Eddie Vedder, Joey Santiago, Ziggy Marley and Jack Johnson to legends like Jimmy Cliff and David Gilmour. He has explored Afro-Cuban rhythms and percussion via Ritmo Y Canto, dabbled in dubby electronic reggae with Culver City Dub Collective and to the far edges of soul jazz. He has never made the same record twice.

>Tully
- Sea Of Joy [OST/Reissue/1971] LP (Anthology Recordings)
Director Paul Witzig’s 1971 surf film
Sea Of Joy inspired Australian hard rockers Tully to trade in their riffs and explore enchanted themes and mellow moods that became the film’s celebrated soundtrack. This newly restored classic caresses shores beyond Australia’s beaches for the first time ever for Anthology’s Surf Archive.
>Foy Vance
– The Wild Swan LP+MP3 (New Elektra)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Irish singer/songwriter Foy Vance’s new album
The Wild Swan (recorded in Nashville and executive-produced by Elton John) opens with “Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution,” a rock 'n' blues celebration of a roll-call of musical, philosophical, literary and polemical insurrectionists. It ends with a dash of uilleann pipes pipes and “The Wild Swans On The Lake,” a stop-you-in-your-tracks breath of Celtic balladry inspired by WB Yeats' The Wild Swans At Coole. Vance's rich voice also gets up close and personal on the hymnal “Burden,” then digs deep for “She Burns,” a song and a performance evocative of Bruce Springsteen's “Tunnel Of Love.” On the ancient-but-modern “Be Like You Belong,” Vance's soulful rasp weaves through pedal-steel and simple piano chords. “Ziggy Looked Me In The Eye” is a piano-based, strings-buoyed soul-stirrer, a dignified tribute to, says Vance, “various people who I think have been part of a revolution. I'm not talking about Che Guevara or Ghandi or even Russell Brand for that matter -- I'm talking about personal revolution. I like that idea constantly revolting against your own parameters.”
>Various Artists
- Day Of The Dead: Terrapin Station (Suite) 12" (4AD)
The Red Hot Organization, who teamed with The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner to create the recent
Day Of The Dead massive Grateful Dead indie tribute compilation, now release a vinyl EP, anchored by the album’s “Terrapin Station” suite. The full suite was recorded by Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear, along with The National and more, plus the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. The flipside of the 12” EP includes Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s “If I Had the World to Give,” “Playing in the Band” by TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo and more, and Bryce Dessner’s “Althea”-inspired “Garcia Counterpoint.”
>Various Artists
- Start Your Own F*cking Showspace 3xLP+MP3 (Famous Class)
A document of the final month of programming from the Brooklyn DIY venue Death By Audio before its eviction in November of 2014. Presented in chronological running order,
Start Your Own F*cking Show Space features live recordings from 26 bands over the venue’s final month. Artists include A Place To Bury Strangers, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Future Islands, Protomartyr, Parquet Courts, Lightning Bolt, and many more.
>Various Artists
– Tremblin’: Steamy & Atmospheric Femail R’n’B Vocals LP (Pancho)
Sixteen never-before-reissued tracks of the sexiest and coolest atmospheric female R'n'B. Features tracks from: Byrdie Green, Yvonne Baker, Carol Hall, Barbara McNair, Lula Reed, Wini Brown, Dolores Gibson, Berna Dean, Paula Grimes, Donna Dee, Ruth Brown, Bettye Smith, Oberia Martin, Johni Naylor and Dora Hall.

>Wild Child
- Pillow Talk [2011] 2xLP (Dualtone)
Wild Child is an eclectic, seven-piece band fueled by the songwriting chemistry between co-founders Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins. Strains of indie folk, gypsy jazz, and vintage San Francisco psychedelia ripple through Wild Child’s debut album,
Pillow Talk.
>Yes
– 9012Live – The Solos [Reissue/1985] LP (Friday Music)
Limited edition 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve.

>Iannis Xenakis
– La Légende d'Eer LP+MP3 (Karlrecords)
This is a new version of
La Légende d’Eer, using the 8-track version that Xenakis presented at Darmstädter Ferienkurse in August 1978. This is the only original version of the composition and is presented here, mixed down for stereo, for the very first time. 180gm.
>Layla Zoe
- Breaking Free LP (Ruf)
“Layla is possessed with one of those fantastic Maggie Bell, Janis Joplin or Kitto voices that reach down into your soul and is able to rip your heart out.” — Blues Matters Magazine