new vinyl love...

for the week of 30 october 2015...
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Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (World Circuit)
The original Buena Vista Social Club album became a surprise international bestseller and the most successful album in the history of Cuban music. It was recorded for World Circuit Records by Ry Cooder over seven days in Havana in 1996, bringing together many of the great names of the golden age of Cuban music in the 1950s, several of whom were coaxed out of retirement for the sessions. In the years that followed the original release, Buena Vista veterans toured the world and were the subject of a celebrated feature film directed by Wim Wenders.
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Peter Gabriel
– 1 [Reissue/1977] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
– 2 [Reissue/1978] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
– 3 [Reissue/1980] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
– 4 [Reissue/1982] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
Limited numbered double HQ-180gm vinyl LP (half-speed remastered) pressings in gatefold sleeves, including download cards with a choice of hi-res 24-bit/96k or 16-bit/44.1k files.
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Ugly Casanova – Sharpen Your Teeth [Reissue/2002] 2xLP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Ugly Casanova is Isaac Brock, of Modest Mouse. Or, possibly, it is a mysterious savant named Edgar Graham, who imposed himself on Modest Mouse at the Denver show of the band's 1998 tour, introduced himself as Ugly Casanova, and, through a haze of unnerving instability, shared some rough songs with the band. His songs, though delivered hesitantly... shamefully, even... displayed unmistakable talent. By the end of Modest Mouse's tour, Ugly Casanova, with much reluctance, was persuaded to record some of these songs and hand them over to record labels for issue as singles or parts of compilations. Predictably, immediately after he had done so, he disappeared. Produced by Brian Deck and Isaac Brock at Glacial Pace Studios (Oregon), Ugly Casanova's songs are here performed by Misters Brock and Deck, as well as John Orth (Holopaw), Tim Rutili (Califone, Red Red Meat), Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession), and a handful of like-minded collaborators. This 2015 vinyl edition includes four bonus tracks originally released on long-deleted 7" singles.
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Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks Volume Six [1997] 5xLP (Brookvale)
Numbered limited edition HQ-180gm five-LP pressing. After sticking to the 1970s for each of the previous volumes, the preeminent live concert series from the Grateful Dead moves into the '80s with
Volume 6. The complete three-hour concert is a remarkable snapshot of the Dead's live output in their third decade on the road. Originally released on CD in 1997, Volume 6 is now the latest installment in Brookvale Records' Dick's Picks Vinyl Series.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
– Stories 2xLP (Island)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sophomore album from the Swedish DJ featuring guest appearances by Zac Brown Band, Chris Martin and Martin Garrix.

Battalion Of Saints
- Battalion Of Saints 7" (Southern Lord)
Southern Lord proudly announces the raging return of legendary West Coast punk heathens, Battalion Of Saints. Led by surviving member George Anthony, the band has three furious brand new songs that kick ass just as effectively as their classics.

The Beach Boys
– Surfin’ USA [Reissue/1963] LP (Rumble)
Released in 1963,
Surfin' USA is the second studio album from The Beach Boys. Though not yet fully formed, the genius that Brian Wilson had on display on 1965's Pet Sounds was beginning to show through here, as he began experimenting with double tracked vocals and took a stronger production role overall. Featuring the classic title track, as well as "Shut Down," and their version of "Misirlou," and with the timeless cover photo of surfing legend Les Williams riding a monster wave, "Surfin' USA" is a stone surf classic.
Jeff Beck
– Beck, Bogart, Appice [Reissue/1973] LP (Friday Music)
On the whole, the super groups of the '70s didn't last very long. This certainly applies to the Anglo-American trio made up of guitarist Jeff Beck, bassist Tim Bogert, and drummer Carmine Appice. As early as 1970, the British Beck wanted to engage the two American musicians for a joint project. This plan however had to be postponed for two years because Beck had a serious car accident and needed time to recover. 1973 finally saw the release of the trio's first and only studio album, which not only demonstrated Beck's powerful- hectic style of guitar playing but also allowed his musical companions to show off their respective skills.

Big Grams
– Big Grams 12" (Epic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from this musical project featuring Big Boi and Phantogram. The Atlanta rap vet and NY electro-pop duo first worked together on Big's 2012 solo album
Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, and they clicked so much that it blossomed into a fully realized joint venture.
Black Breath
– Slaves Beyond Death LP (Southern Lord)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Slaves Beyond Death arrives three years after Black Breath’s 2012-released Sentenced To Life, a revered album of morbid metal anthems laced with a deadly allure that few could resist. A foul den of thrashing potency, reanimated hardcore muscle and icy death metal, it's a record that partly sets the tone for this nefarious third chapter of the band, but it's safe to say that Slaves Beyond Death represents a harder, bleaker Black Breath than ever before.
Blood, Sweat & Tears
– B, S & T 4 [Reissue/1971] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm blue vinyl in tri-fold cover. The legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears set the music world on fire back in the late-'60s with their hypnotic blend of rock, jazz, and soul, augmented with brilliant and skillful musicianship.

The Blues Brothers
– The Blues Brothers [OST/Reissue/1980] LP (Friday Music)
Limited edition HQ-180gm blue colored audiophile vinyl LP pressing.

Born Ruffians
– Ruff LP+MP3 (Yep Roc)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Born Ruffians’ new album
Ruff is a collection of scrubbed raw anthems that are defiantly optimistic, imaginatively arranged and performed with a sense of bloodlust. Over four albums, the group has developed a signature aesthetic that encompasses tightly wound, trapezoidal songs frothing over with hooks and wryly cathartic lyrics, garnering favorable comparisons to such quirky pop infiltrators as the Talking Heads, The Pixies and The Strokes.
David Bowie
– Hours [Reissue/1999] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm blue vinyl. 1999's
Hours which served as David Bowie's twenty-third solo album, harkened a return to the sounds of the Hunky Dory days.
Buena Vista Social Club
– Buena Vista Social Club [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (World Circuit)
The original Buena Vista Social Club album became a surprise international bestseller and the most successful album in the history of Cuban music. It was recorded for World Circuit Records by Ry Cooder over seven days in Havana in 1996, bringing together many of the great names of the golden age of Cuban music in the 1950s, several of whom were coaxed out of retirement for the sessions. In the years that followed the original release, Buena Vista veterans toured the world and were the subject of a celebrated feature film directed by Wim Wenders.

Children Of Bodom
– I Worship Chaos LP (Nuclear Blast)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Ninth studio album by the Finnish melodic death metal band.

Christian Death
– The Path Of Sorrows [Reissue/1993] LP (Cleopatra)
Limited edition colored vinyl pressing -- available in both blue or red -- of the 1993 album by deathrock legends Christian Death.

Christine And The Queens
- Christine And The Queens LP (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Christine And The Queens’ Héloïse Letissier has already made a name on the back of her shadowy pop songs in her native France. This US edition features some translations of songs from the triple platinum French version as well as a few new songs and collaborations with Tunji Ige and Perfume Genius. "It’s challenging, Christine says, to be attempting full-scale U.S. crossover success while also combatting the norms of an industry she’s attempting to pierce, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. "The thing that bothers me is that sometimes I do interviews and they’re like, ‘Oh, so you’re like the good woman, ‘cause you’re not trivializing your body,'’ she says. ‘You’re not a whore. You’re not selling your body like Miley Cyrus.’ I love Miley! She’s punk rock, she’s crazy, she’s sexual, and that’s cool. I can be complex like that. I would love to be perceived as a male rock star. You can take a picture of me and not airbrush it. Embrace my defects." – SPIN

– Charmer LP (Different/PIAS America)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "The man with the golden-scooped beak – better known as Claptone – has lifted the lid on his hotly-tipped debut album called
Charmer. With a string of break-out remixes and singles, the German producer has been building a lot of momentum." – Harder Blogger Faster
Philip Corner
– PoorManMusic [1966] LP (Alga Marghen)
A previously unpublished Fluxus experimental/minimal classical masterpiece.

– Night Of Stormcrow LP (Foreign Sounds)
Vicious, one-man USBM beast Crebain unleashes it's classic 2003 demo Night of Stormcrow for a proper vinyl release via Foreign Sounds. Aquarius Records praised Crebain calling the project "Less atmospheric than Xasthur, and less f**ked up than Leviathan, but equally true and black, Crebain follows his own dark path straight to the pits of hell."

– Crowbar [1993] LP (eOne)
First time on vinyl for the sludge metal band’s sophomore album.

Deadboy & The Elephantmen
– We Are Night Sky [2006] LP (Fat Possum)
Deadboy & The Elephantmen was an American alt-rock band from 2000 to 2007. "Mention the White Stripes and you'll have a fair idea where Deadboy & The Elephantmen stand. The major difference is that singer-guitarist Dax Riggs (a former member of cult rockers Acid Bath) and drummer Tessie Brunet don't operate by so many rules: The group's sound veers freely from fuzzed-out blues to ludicrously campy glam rock, the frontman doesn't sound so much like a carnival barker as the freak show, and they don't have to wear those stupid red and white T-shirts. Sure, all that doesn't make them quite as great as Jack 'n' Meg. But songs like "Ancient Man" and "Stop, I'm Already Dead" are good enough to shove ridiculous comparisons aside and temporarily just get on with the business of rocking out in earnest." -- Aidin Vaziri/ San Francisco Chronicle

Giovanni Di Domenico and Jim O'Rourke
– Arco LP (Die Schachtel)
This LP features the collaborative effort of Belgium- based composer Giovanni di Domenico (of Italian origins) and avant-everything master Jim O'Rourke. A long composition for strings and electronics,
Arco is a piece for sustained tones and drones, vividly immersive and almost physical.
– …And Then There Was X [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Def Jam)
In 1999, DMX released his best-selling album
...And Then There Was X, which featured the hit single "Party Up (Up in Here)." The album went many times Platinum back in the day and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2001 Grammys.
Dogs On Acid
– Dogs On Acid LP (Jade Tree)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The songs on
Dogs On Acid at times feel effortless in the best way: "The Prick" stomps like Pinkerton-era Weezer; the playful hooks of "Flushed" make for an earworm surprise; and ‘90s indie-rock influences like Pixies, Built To Spill and Archers Of Loaf shine through on songs such as "Make It Easy." But above all, Dogs On Acid is an album with a distinct personality, the result of the band rejecting desires to overthink things and play what feels right.
Ian Drennan
– Flower Of Love LP (Underwater Peoples)
Flower Of Love is the third album by artist, composer and musician Ian Drennan. The album will complete a trio of a typical, meditative records that Drennan has composed using partially automated software processes. Uncrowded textures and sequences show Drennan's equal sensitivity to the physical and temporal elements of sound, placing his music in a lineage that includes other transitional noise, avant and musique concrete outfits who have hybridized influences towards more individualized ends.
J.B. Dunckel
– Summer [OST] LP (Prototyp)
J.B. Dunckel (one-half of French electronic pop duo Air) presents his original soundtrack for the 2015 film
The Summer Of Sangaile.
– The Complete Dreamworks Albums 8xLP+MP3 (Geffen)
Eels – Electro-Shock Blues [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Geffen)
Eels – Daisies Of The Galaxy [Reissue/2000] LP (Geffen)
Eels – Souljacker [Reissue/2002] LP (Geffen)
Eels – Shootenanny! [Reissue/2003] LP (Geffen)
The Complete Dreamworks Albums includes the following Eels albums, each repressed on HQ-180gm vinyl: Beautiful Freak (1996), Electro-Shock Blues (1998), Daisies Of The Galaxy (2000), Souljacker (2001), Shootenanny! (2003), as well as the exclusive double-LP live album Electro-Shock Blues Show (2002) which is on vinyl for the first time.
– Asleep In The Back [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Polydor)
Elbow – Cast Of Thousands [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Polydor)
Elbow – Leaders Of The Free World [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Polydor)
Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Polydor)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues cut at 45rpm and featuring gatefold jackets, identical to the versions released in a 2012 limited edition UK boxset.

Nico Fidenco
– Zombi Holocaust [1980] LP (Mannequin)
Nico Fidenco's score for the 1980 Italian zombie film
Zombi Holocaust is a thing of beauty and great depth -- a rich blend of electronic/synthesizer tracks, experimental electronics, and soaring acoustic and orchestral numbers with tinges of Spaghetti Western soundtracks, frenetic drumming coupled with woodwind instruments, and chants and manipulated wordless vocals.
Blind Boy Fuller
– The Rough Guide To Blues Legends: Blind Boy Fuller LP+MP3 (World Music Network)
During his short but prolific recording career, Blind Boy Fuller became one of the most influential and best-selling bluesmen of his era. Fuller was to the East Coast blues what Robert Johnson was to the Delta blues. With songs brimming with wit and soulfulness, his strikingly original and energetic guitar arrangements have been an inspiration to countless artists ever since including Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Dave Van Ronk and Donovan. HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing includes digital download with extra tracks.

Peter Gabriel
– 1 [Reissue/1977] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
Peter Gabriel – 2 [Reissue/1978] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
Peter Gabriel – 3 [Reissue/1980] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
Peter Gabriel – 4 [Reissue/1982] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
Limited numbered double HQ-180gm vinyl LP (half-speed remastered) pressings in gatefold sleeves, including download cards with a choice of hi-res 24-bit/96k or 16-bit/44.1k files.

Serge Gainsbourg
- Serge Gainsbourg Et Le Cinema LP (Doxy)
Compilation featuring Gainsbourg’s early productions for the cinema, cut at 45rpm for audiophile quality. 15 tracks total.

Gang Of Four
– Solid Gold [Reissue/1981] LP (Rhino)
Solid Gold is the second album by British post-punk band Gang of Four. Two of Solid Gold’s tracks, "Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time" and "He'd Send In The Army," are re-recordings of songs previously released as a single in the UK. HQ-180gm.
Grateful Dead
– Dick’s Picks Volume Six [1997] 5xLP (Brookvale)
Numbered limited edition HQ-180gm five-LP pressing. After sticking to the 1970s for each of the previous volumes, the preeminent live concert series from the Grateful Dead moves into the '80s with
Volume 6. The complete three-hour concert is a remarkable snapshot of the Dead's live output in their third decade on the road. Originally released on CD in 1997, Volume 6 is now the latest installment in Brookvale Records' Dick's Picks Vinyl Series.
– Repulsion 7"+MP3 (Carpark)
Repulsion finds Toronto post-punks Greys evolving yet again. Where their debut full length, If Anything, had the band maniacally bludgeoning the listener with cacophonous noise and gingerly placed hooks, this new EP sees the young four-piece stretching their muscles. They experiment with dynamics and embrace melody, while still retaining their knack for raucous squalls of guitar feedback.
Vince Guaraldi Trio
– Charlie Brown’s Holiday Hits [1998] LP (Fantasy)
A festive collection of classic tunes featured in the beloved
Peanuts television holiday specials, all with the sophisticated, yet accessible jazz stylings of the Vince Guaraldi Trio. The album includes titles from A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown. First time on vinyl.
Larry Gus
– I Need New Eyes LP (DFA)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 2013's
Years Not Living was a masterpiece of composition, pushing sampling to its limits within a conceptual framework provided by Life A User's Manual, George Perec's postmodern fiction masterpiece. I Need New Eyes treads familiar sonic ground to Larry Gus' previous works -- but his beatmaker percussion, shill falsetto vocals, and found sounds form a gestalt more concise and clear than ever. The references to literature continue -- the title is based on a supposed quote by Proust, "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." In spite of the of the heavy conceptual themes, there is a true jubilance to the sonics of the record. Twinkling synths and orchestral stabs mingle with handclaps and a thundering kick drum on All Graphs Explored, while funk guitars and endless layers of percussion and brass build around Larry's bilingual vocals, climaxing in a double-timed drum solo. This is a record for fans of Caribou, Can, Panda Bear, and self-reflection.
– Complete Works 5xLP+MP3 (Groenland)
Few bands match the pastoral beauty and majesty of Harmonia, the short-lived German band that existed from 1973 to 1976. The krautrock supergroup, brought together Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius of Cluster, and Michael Rother of NEU!, who were later joined by Brian Eno. This set contains five vinyl records:
Deluxe, Harmonia & Eno '76 / Tracks & Traces, Harmonia Live 1974, and the previously unreleased Documents 1975, plus extras: a lush 36-page booklet including previously unreleased photography documenting the history of Harmonia, the original Harmonia live poster, and a beautiful pop-up presenting the Harmonia headquarters in Forst.
– Live At The Astoria LP (Mirumir)
This LP contains the British space-rock band’s performance at London's Astoria on December 19, 2007, at their annual London Christmas gig. Features founder Dave Brock and the return of keyboardist Tim Blake.

– Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I [Reissue/1987] LP (Sanctuary)
Helloween – Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II [Reissue/1988] LP (Sanctuary)
Keeper Of The Seven Keys series are the second and third studio albums by Helloween, originally released in 1987 and 1988. Part I marks the first appearance of vocalist Michael Kiske, and is considered the album that created the genre of European-style power metal.
The Internet
– Ego Death 2xLP (Sony)
Released last Summer on CD – now available on vinyl.
Ego Death features guest appearances from Janelle Monae, Tyler, The Creator, and Vic Mensa. The band says Ego Death is about "being vulnerable and honest. It's about us growing up as a band and as individuals, and the challenges we're facing and learning from. It's about us acknowledging our egos and the egos around us, and using them the best way we know how." It's a record that connects the dots between Digable Planets, Erykah Badu's Baduizm, the warm, inviting breezes of the West Coast, and the stories that only happen very late at night or very early in the morning, all played by musicians who are carrying the soul torch for the new generation.
Rafael Anton Irisarri
– A Fragile Geography LP (Room40)
A Fragile Geography was two years in the making, and marks a difficult and transitional period in the American producer's life. Not only did he move from Seattle, where he was a staple of the local electronic music scene, to upstate New York, but he was robbed in the process and lost almost all of his gear. The record is also said to reflect "the tensions of contemporary America, contrasting passages of great beauty and calm with harrowing waves of density and pressure." – Resident Advisor
Philip Jeck
– Cardinal 2xLP+MP3 (Touch)
Philip Jeck writes: "To make this record I used Fidelity record players, Casio keyboards, Ibanez bass guitar, Sony minidisc players, Ibanez and Zoom effects pedals, assorted percussion, a Behringer mixer and it was edited it at home with minidisc players and on a laptop computer." This gatefold double LP comes with a download code for Jeck's
Live In Caen, recorded by Franck Dubois on February 28, 2015, at Impressions Multiples #4 (Caen/Cherbourg).
Keep Shelly In Athens
– Now I’m Ready LP (Friends Of Friends)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. At eight songs and 45 minutes,
Now I’m Ready strikes a concise, yet imposing figure, each individual effort comprised of enough peaks and valleys to bring the listener to the edge and back again. Lifted off by lead single "Fractals", Now I’m Ready is not your typical indie effort, un-beholden to tempo and style, the album skips across genre tropes with ease, each track guided by producer R??’s singular aesthetic and vocalist Myrtha’s unmistakable crescendos. And whether you’re locked into a long road trip, careening around a city or looking over the Mediterranean, Keep Shelly In Athens bring an arresting pathos to the proceedings, felt everywhere from the breakbeat-led madness of "Hollow Man" to the ever-building, hypnotic vocal qualities of title track "Now I’m Ready."
King 180
– That Place Where Pain Lives 10" (Roadrunner)
New EP from the Flint, MI metal band.

– Laced 7" (Bayonet)
Laced was formed in Brooklyn, NY by Dustin Payseur (Beach Fossils), Ian Judd (Couple Skate Records), and Ryan Naideau (Warthog, Nude Beach) in late 2013. Combining moments of dissonance with intricate melodies, Laced draws from the ethos of jazz, hardcore punk and psychedelic music to create an aggressive yet harmonious sound.

Le Butcherettes
– Shave The Pride 7" (Ipecac)
According to press for the track, the original title was "Pogonophobia," meaning the fear of beards. That’s because the song originated from Teri Gender Bender’s frustration at a lover who hid behind the "masses of hair" that made up his beard. However, the song eventually changed until "the outrage and frustration are this time directed in particular to Society’s ‘beard,'" Teri told NPR. "The beard symbolizes our unwillingness to view all perceptions of [a] story … hiding behind the mass media."

Le Chant Funebre
– Ghosts At Deathbed LP (Foreign Sounds)
Ghosts At The Deathbed is the debut release from Neill Jameson (Krieg/Twilight/N.I.L.), Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer, Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves, Missing, ex-Nachtmystium) and Lord Kryptok (Bringers Of Disease, Acheron) aka Le Chant Funebre. Four tracks of atmospheric, blackened/ambient/doom.
Le Volume Courbe
– I Wish Dee Dee Ramone Was Here With Me LP (Ring The Alarm)
French singer/songwriter and producer Le Volume Courbe's sophomore album
I Wish Dee Dee Ramone Was Here With Me features My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields singing on Roky Erickson cover "I Love The Living You" and shooting a toy gun on "The House" and Martin Duffy of Primal Scream playing piano on "Monte Dans Mon Ambulance." Marrionneau also covers Nico's "Le Petit Chevalier" alongside her own original compositions.
Maxïmo Park
– A Certain Trigger [Reissue/2005] LP (Warp)
Maxïmo Park – Missing Songs [2005] LP (Warp)
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Maxïmo Park’s debut album,
A Certain Trigger, Warp has reissued it on vinyl. The album was nominated for the 2005 Mercury Prize. The B-sides and demos collection, Missing Songs, has never been available on vinyl until now.
Eugene Mirman
– I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) 7xLP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) is the culmination of a long-time dream of Eugene Mirman’s. It includes a vast array of sounds that can be described as varyingly poignant, erotic, practical, romantic, mind-altering, educational, and humorous. Need to learn Russian? Eugene provides. Meditation sounds? Eugene provides. The sound of a grown man crying? Eugene provides. Oh, also, this release contains a full set of live standup recorded at Columbia City Theater in Seattle, WA June 6, 7, & 8, 2014.
Miss May I
– Deathless LP+MP3 (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the young metal band. Fast, aggressive hooks and melodic, yet brutal breakdowns. White vinyl pressing.

– Paramatma [2010] 2xLP (Hit & Run)
Paramatma is the Supreme Soul, but in this case it's the supreme sound. After two years of toiling, Mono/Poly debuted his first full-length release, Paramatma, on May 25, 2010. The album is a mix of dubstep beats, astral soundscapes, Eastern philosophy, Metaphysics, and politics. Paramatma has a range of sound that is as cohesive as it is open to experimentation, and the album is less individual tracks and more elements of a musical journey.
Napalm Death/Voivod
– Napalm Death/Voivod 7" (Century Media)
Split 7" single featuring Napalm Death’s "Phonetics For The Stupefied" b/w Voivod’s "Forever Mountain."

Night Birds
– Mutiny At Muscle Beach LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. An unrepentantly raw blast of punk rock that evokes the spirit of Adolescents, Dead Kennedys, Germs, D.I. and Circle Jerks, while further integrating modern influences and a healthy dose of passionate innovation.

– Light EP 12" (Counter)
The genesis for
Light began in 2014. Little Dragon asked Odesza to do a remix of a song off their last album, Nabuma Rubberband, but their label accidentally sent Odesza the stems for a new song that was not on that album. In the midst of their 2014 North American tour in support of In Return, Odesza was too busy to complete a remix. Months after the remix idea was shelved, Odesza and Little Dragon played a co-headline show in Boston, inspiring an idea to write a new Odesza track and build it around the Little Dragon vocal stem.
The Offspring
– Ixnay On The Hombre [Reissue/1997] LP (ORG Music)
Ixnay On The Hombre is the fourth studio album from The Offspring. Previously out of press for years, the album has been brought back to vinyl for the first time since its original 1997 release. HQ-180gm.
The Pollies
– Not Here LP (Single Lock)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Not Here finds The Pollies shedding their alt-country skin in favor of experimental noise and unadulterated risk. Jay Burgess is the songwriter behind the group, and on the album he hits on all the familiar topics -- love, loss, regret and triumph with an edge and ferocity that shows up on tracks like "Lost" and "Jackson."
– Make The Noise LP (MRI Associated)
Rehasher is the side project of Less Than Jake’s Roger Lima and originally featured members of Bullets To Broadway and Coffee Project.
Make The Noise is a complete solo effort, with only the drummers brought in from elsewhere. (Alex Klausner (The Savants of Soul, Waxed Curbs, Assassinate the Scientist), John Mamo (Nothing In The Dark) and Kyle MacDougall (Protagonist, Teen Agers). It was recorded by Roger himself in his own studio, The Moathouse and mixed by Descendents/ALL punk legend Stephen Egerton.
Graeme Revell
– The Crow (Score) [OST/1994] LP (Varese Sarabande)
Original soundtrack score to the 1994 motion picture composed by Graeme Revelle.

– Atom By Atom LP (Listenable)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New studio album from British heavy metal veterans.

– Rare Breed LP (Century Media)
Rare Breed exists in a space that once was was bleeding with razor sharp lines separating punks, metal heads and hippies, where a violent clash in the parking lot of the Cuckoo's nest was inevitable. CD version due January 22, 2016.
Semi Hendrix
– Breakfast At Bansky’s 2xLP (Mello Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Semi Hendrix is the acid inside the headband and the fork inside the electrical socket. It's hard-core hip-hop. Guest spots include Brothers Voodoo, Cee-Lo and Raheem DeVaughn, Teedra Moses, Kurupt, Montego Meli, and Alice Russell. (Limited picture disc or colored vinyl pressings.)

The Brian Setzer Orchestra
– Boogie Woogie Christmas [2002] LP+MP3 (Surfdog)
White vinyl pressing.

– Intermission CDEP/12"+MP3 (Ghostly International)
Two years after Shigeto released his second full-length,
No Better Time Than Now, the busy Detroit polymath, born Zach Saginaw, has finally taken a break from his endless hustle to update everyone on his current musical headspace. "I've been on the road for a long time now and also have been working on other projects," he explains. With projects that include working on a new live ensemble arrangement, playing electronics in a jazz quartet, recording with Detroit rappers, and building a new studio, it's no wonder we haven't heard much from him since 2013. "I haven't found the next step for me yet. I've been making loads of music as always, but I'm still looking for that concrete new path." Shigeto's Intermission EP takes its title quite literally, then, presenting a snapshot of the artist's transition between ideas and inspiration. Indeed, listening to these six eclectic tracks evokes a dynamic sense of exploration, excitement, and stylistic freedom.
Simple Minds
– The Vinyl Collection 1979-1985 7xLP (Virgin)
The once-upon-a-time (pun intended) arena rock band’s early releases are definitely worth revisiting. All were recorded before the band’s breakthrough single "Don’t You (Forget About Me)." Quite surprising these weren’t reissued by Superior Viaduct:
Real To Real Cacophony (1979), Life In A Day (1979), Empires And Dance (1980), Sons And Fascination (1981), Sister Feelings Call (1981), New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982), and Sparkle In The Rain (1984).
– Repentless LP+CD/Blu-ray+CD+DVD (Nuclear Blast)
Limited Edition box set edition of Slayer’s new album includes a vinyl picture disc, a CD/Blu-ray in a digipak, a live audio CD and DVD in cardboard slipcases, a 12" photo card and printed autographs, and a 12" fold-out poster. (Blu-ray, DVD and live audio CD are from the Live At Wacken 2014 concert. Blu-ray also features a documentary.)

So Hideous
– Laurestine LP (Prosthetic)
​Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New York-based four-piece So Hideous blends metal, ambient and classical sounds on their second LP,
– Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story [OST/Reissue/1993] LP (UMe)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is the soundtrack to the 1993 American biographical drama that tells the story of actor and martial artist Bruce Lee, composed by Randy Edelman.
Phil Spector
– A Christmas Gift For You [Reissue/1963] LP (Sundazed Music)
Limited HQ-180gm red vinyl LP pressing.

– Love Is Here [Reissue/2001] LP (Parlophone)
HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing of the 2001 debut studio album by indie rock band Starsailor.

Tempel Of Baal
– Mysterium LP (Agonia)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "With this new opus, this French Black/Death Metal band delivers a new take on issues of spirituality, expressing themselves through a myriad of styles and soundscapes which are flawlessly amalgamated into a brooding yet brutal onslaught." – Metal Temple

Ugly Casanova
– Sharpen Your Teeth [Reissue/2002] 2xLP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Ugly Casanova is Isaac Brock, of Modest Mouse. Or, possibly, it is a mysterious savant named Edgar Graham, who imposed himself on Modest Mouse at the Denver show of the band's 1998 tour, introduced himself as Ugly Casanova, and, through a haze of unnerving instability, shared some rough songs with the band. His songs, though delivered hesitantly... shamefully, even... displayed unmistakable talent. By the end of Modest Mouse's tour, Ugly Casanova, with much reluctance, was persuaded to record some of these songs and hand them over to record labels for issue as singles or parts of compilations. Predictably, immediately after he had done so, he disappeared. Produced by Brian Deck and Isaac Brock at Glacial Pace Studios (Oregon), Ugly Casanova's songs are here performed by Misters Brock and Deck, as well as John Orth (Holopaw), Tim Rutili (Califone, Red Red Meat), Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession), and a handful of like-minded collaborators. This 2015 vinyl edition includes four bonus tracks originally released on long-deleted 7" singles.

The Underachievers
– Evermore: The Art Of Duality LP (RPM MSC Distribution)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 15 new tracks from the Brooklyn rap group.

Urge Overkill
– The Stull EP [Reissue/1992] LP (Touch & Go)
With their gold medallions polished and maroon velvet blazers fresh from the cleaners, Urge Overkill recorded the
Stull EP with legendary producer Kramer. Originally released in 1992, The Stull EP is an eclectic collection of songs and musical styles that explore the themes of death, darkness, the depths of the Chicago music scene, the joy of vinyl and style -- with a soon-to-be-interntational hit "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" from the 1994 cult classic Pulp Fiction leading the way.
Various Artists [Prins Thomas]
– Paradise Goulash 3xLP (Eskimo)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Prins Thomas tips his cap to Paradise Garage, the original New York nightclub, with this three-disc compendium, a marathon adventure into his ingenious and groundbreaking style mischievously titled
Paradise Goulash. Each disc is a gentle wandering through his musical mind with tracks from Robert Hood, Actress, Marcellus Pittman, Young Marco, I: Cube, Hieroglyphic Being, and many more.
Various Artists
- (Cease & Desist) DIY Cult Classics From The Post-Punk Era (1978-1982) LP (Optimo Music)
Collects 15 UK 7 singles recorded between 1978 and 1982, compiled by JD Twitch to showcase the DIY spirit of those times. Includes tracks by Tesco Bombers, Sara Goes Pop, People In Motion, Nancy Sesay & The Melodaires, The Distributors, Dorothy, Thomas Leer, Visitors, The Murphy Federation, The Cro-Tones, Fatal Microbes, Spunky Onions, The Fakes, and The Prats.

Various Artists
– Serenade: Night Ballads From Bethlehem 10" (Sundazed)
Eight late-night torch songs, beautifully lamenting lost love from the matchless archives of Bethlehem Records. Includes cuts by Helen Carr, Audrey Morris, Johnny Hartman, Julie London, Chris Connor, Herb Jeffries, and Nina Simone.

- Un Paso Mas En La Batalla [Reissue/1984] LP (Beat Generation)
Vinyl reissue of a seminal album of Argentinean metal. HQ-180gm.

Violent Soho/Spraynard
– Split 7"+MP3 (SideOneDummy)
Limited green colored vinyl split release from Australian rock band Violent Soho and Spraynard, a punk band from Pennsylvania.

The Vitals
– Gold Night 10"+MP3 (ORG Music)
Gold Night is the follow up to The Vitals' 2012 debut album, Qualia. After spending time on the road, showcasing at SXSW, and continuing their strong California presence, the band worked on their sophomore effort in their hometown of Los Angeles. Recorded almost entirely live in the studio, Gold Night showcases The Vitals' raw sound that fans are treated to at their dynamic live shows.
The Wake
– Here Comes Everybody + Singles 1983-1987 2xLP (Captured Tracks)
Captured Tracks offer up a period of The Wake which has not been available on vinyl since its initial pressings on Factory Records two and a half decades ago. Long considered their masterwork,
Here Comes Everybody is post-punk at its most lush and alluring. With an underlying urgency peppered with a frost of delicate melody, the influence of The Wake can be seen in a myriad of sub-genres within the independent community and is often cited as a key influence on the Captured Tracks label roster.
J.W. Warren
– Life Ain’t Worth Livin’ LP (Big Legal Mess)
Obscure country blues recorded in 1981 and 1982 in Ariton, Alabama. (The CD version was released by Fat Possum in 2005." "That country blues was a folk form is aptly demonstrated on this album of acoustic field recordings made at the Ariton, AL, home of J.W. Warren by folklorist George Mitchell in 1981 and 1982. Warren's songs are all based on proven country blues templates, and with the shift of a line or two, he makes each his own, giving this unhurried, gentle album tremendous charm." -- AllMusic

The White Buffalo
– Love And The Death Of Damnation 2xLP+MP3 (Unison Music Group)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. With poignant narratives as dark and deadly as a drug deal gone south, to big, bold anthems of love, the strength to survive and a rebel-like resilience, The White Buffalo’s Jake Smith delivers relatable lyrics on simple terms; sometimes raw, booming and dangerous, other times soft, sincere and soulful. Clear vinyl pressing.

The Who
- Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 3xLP (Eagle)
This new edition of The Who's legendary performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival features newly remixed sound. The Who were one year and three months into their
Tommy tour when they played their second engagement at the Isle of Wight Festival (which they famously started at 2:00 A.M.). As in 1969, they played most of their famous rock opera, which by this time was quite familiar to the festival crowd.
The Who
– The Track Records Singles 15x7" (Geffen)
Third volume of a four-part set of classic Who singles by labels (Brunswick, Reaction, Track and Polydor), released to coincide with the band's 50th anniversary and rise of vinyl. Containing 15 7' singles from the band's Tracks Records era -- pressed on heavyweight vinyl with paper sleeves (reproducing the period graphics front and back with die-cut center holes). Housed in a rigid 'lid-and-tray' outer box. Contains 7' sized 20-page color booklet with liner notes about each release and period memorabilia.
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Rush – Presto [Reissue/1989] LP (Mercury)
Rush – Roll The Bones [Reissue/1991] LP (Mercury)
Limited HQ-200gm heavyweight vinyl represses remastered at Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters.
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Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – Moanin' [Reissue/1958] LP (Blue Note)
Moanin' was originally recorded in 1958. This was Blakey's first album for Blue Note in several years, after a period of recording for a miscellany of labels, and marked both a homecoming and a fresh start. Originally the LP was self-titled, but the instant popularity of the bluesy opening track "Moanin'" (by pianist Bobby Timmons) led to it's becoming known by that title. The album stands as one of the archetypal hard bop albums of the era, for the intensity of Blakey's drumming and the work of Morgan, Golson and Timmons, and for it's combination of old-fashioned gospel and blues influences with a sophisticated modern jazz sensibility. Part of Blue Note's 75anniversary essential vinyl reissue campaign.
A Frames – A Frames [Reissue/2002] LP (S-S)
A Frames – 2 [Reissue/2003] LP (S-S)
Vinyl reissue of the Seattle post-punk band's first and second albums. Their self-titled debut is a garage punk attack on Wire, Devo and Joy Division.
2 took their post-punk-cum-KBD/garage sound and expanded and twisted it.
Admiral Fallow
– Tiny Rewards LP+MP3 (Nettwerk)
Released last May on CD – now available on vinyl.
Tiny Rewards follows-up 2012's critically acclaimed Tree Bursts In Snow, an album that saw the band shed the constraints of nu-folk and swell into a more organic design, blending traditional with electronic, orchestral and indie. This album sees the band continue on the same expansive path.
– Love Song 7" (Secret Mission)
The two songs on here are pure punk/pop that Japan was made famous for by the likes of Supersnazz and the mighty Shonen Knife.

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
– Moanin' [Reissue/1958] LP (Blue Note)
Moanin' was originally recorded in 1958. This was Blakey's first album for Blue Note in several years, after a period of recording for a miscellany of labels, and marked both a homecoming and a fresh start. Originally the LP was self-titled, but the instant popularity of the bluesy opening track "Moanin'" (by pianist Bobby Timmons) led to it's becoming known by that title. The album stands as one of the archetypal hard bop albums of the era, for the intensity of Blakey's drumming and the work of Morgan, Golson and Timmons, and for it's combination of old-fashioned gospel and blues influences with a sophisticated modern jazz sensibility. Part of Blue Note's 75anniversary essential vinyl reissue campaign.
Mariah Carey
– Merry Christmas [1994] LP (Sony Legacy)
First time on vinyl in the US. Limited red vinyl pressing including an extra song not available on CD version.

Chicos De Nazca
- Blowing Inside LP+MP3 (BYM)
The group's characteristic gentle and psychedelic repertoire—in which the rhythm and keyboards are essential to keep the songs afloat—owes a bedt to the generation of rock bands that sprung from the post-acid house fever of 1988 in Chicago and England. A soundtrack for a trip to a place of dreams.

Patrick Cowley
– Kickin' In LP (Honey Soundsystem)
In 2007 Honey Soundsystem was contacted by the former owner of Megatone Records John Hedges. Hedges' was moving to Palm Springs and invited us over to his basement to collect over 2,000 records from his collection. Among the archives we noticed three moldy boxes of quarter inch reel to reel tapes. Included was the final mixed down reel for "Kickin' In", an epic 12-minute journey through disco, that Patrick recorded with Loverde in 1978. From the two minute plus drum solo that builds up to the introduction of a bouncing arpeggiated Prophet IV and the harmonized vocals, all transport the listener to another realm.

Miles Davis
– Volume 2 [Reissue/1956] LP (Blue Note)
Volume 2 was made at a point in Davis' life when he was struggling with heroin addiction, and in his autobiography Davis remembers that he, Jimmy Heath, and Art Blakey were all very high in the studio. Davis also states that the song title "C.T.A." was named after Heath's girlfriend Connie Theresa Ann. The 12" LP was originally released in 1956 (following Miles Davis Volume 1 after Davis won the Down Beat readers poll as best trumpeter. Part of Blue Note's 75anniversary essential vinyl reissue campaign.
– New Bermuda 2xLP+MP3 (ANTI-)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. San Francisco's Deafheaven found massive critical success when their 2013 album
Sunbather was an unexpected crossover hit, earning the band a 92/100 Metacritic score and ending the year as the best reviewed album of 2013. No one could have anticipated a band that drew from equal parts Weakling and My Bloody Valentine ascending to such heights, and that incomprehensibility added to the band's singularity and allure. Two years later, founding members George Clarke and Kerry McCoy began working on their ANTI debut, New Bermuda, with a new perspective. Says Clarke: "Sunbather yearned for something better. New Bermuda focuses on the idea of false promise, achieving something and wondering if it's what you really wanted in the first place." McCoy shares that sentiment: "Sunbather sounds like people who have nothing but are satisfied with life. There's an uplifting quality to it. But New Bermuda is a very tense record." McCoy cites death metal demigods Dissection and Morbid Angel, the blackened death pioneers Behemoth, and Cliff Burton-era Metallica as influences on the new album. (Deluxe vinyl with embossed and foil-stamped sleeves.)
Departmentstore Santas
- At the Medieval Castle Nineteen 100-Year Lifetimes [Reissue/1984] LP+MP3 (Superior Viaduct)
First-time reissue of an elusive '80s cult classic. For fans of Television Personalities, Guided By Voices, Cleaners From Venus.

Jackie Evancho
– Awakening [2014] LP (Razor & Tie)
Limited gold vinyl pressing of Evancho's 2014 album.
Awakening signals some new directions for the platinum-selling artist. Without foregoing the beautiful and lush classical-crossover compositions for which Evancho has become famous, she also extends her stylistic reach with contemporary material on songs such as the haunting folk song "The Rains Of Castamere" from HBO's Game Of Thrones. Jackie also takes a bigger step forward on her version of U2's "With Or Without You," and also sings a few original songs including the anthem "Take Me There" and "Open Fields Of Grace," which were written especially for her.
– Phased Out 12" (12xU)
On subterranean flight from the antipodes, Exhaustion scrape together this carry-on wedge of pulsing malfunction. A single-note wrassles with manual techno via heady doses of tabletop manipulation. Long-gone are the Les Rallizes nods and in strolls a hijacked Mr. Walker—after a bad day at work—delivering cavalier prayers to end the race. But why end there? It's all dust and low voltage glitter now.

Flaming Lips
- Imagene Peise - Atlas Eets Christmas [2007] LP (WB)
Atlast Eets Christmas was previously released in a very limited physical quantity on CD only under the pseudonym Imagene Peise (with a sticker that read "Love Is The Answer - Merry Christmas From The Flaming Lips 2007"). The pseudonym Imagene Peise is a John Lennon- esque spelling of ''Imagine Peace,'' ala Lennon's wonsaponatime, and likewise the album title sounds-out "At last, it's Christmas." The alias credits are similarly punning: Imagene Peise - Piano Ominog Bangh - Laughing/Crying Glider Synthesizer Shineyu Bhupal - Drones, Sitar, and Baritone Tambura.
Ellen Fullman
– Long String Instrument [Reissue/1985] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Long String Instrument is composer Ellen Fullman's first recorded document of her self-made instrument of long strings. An enchanting drone from the elongated strings dissolves into organ-like overtones and otherworldly textures. Features Arnold Dreblatt. Recommended for fans of Pauline Oliveros, Charlemagne Palestine, Harry Bertoia.
Funeral Advantage
– Body Is Dead LP+MP3 (Native Sound)
After two years and multiple EPs and split releases, Funeral Advantage drops their debut LP,
Body Is Dead, serving as an excellent introduction to the indie/dream-pop of Tyler Kershaw. Following on the heels of the split with Former Ghosts, the new album incorporates many of the electronic and indie rock elements of that release, infused with an even deeper semblance of pop. "There is a fine line between dream-pop gold & listlessness, but Funeral Advantage has slipped into the ideal state of reverie." – Noisey (Music By Vice)
Marvin Gaye
– The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye [Reissue/1961] LP (Motown)
Marvin Gaye – That Stubborn Kinda Fellow [Reissue/1962] LP (Motown)
Marvin Gaye – Hello Broadway [Reissue/1964] LP (Motown)
Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells – Together [Reissue/1964] LP (Motown)
Marvin Gaye – When I'm Alone I Cry [Reissue/1964] LP (Motown)
Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You [Reissue/1965] LP (Motown)
Marvin Gaye – A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole [Reissue/1965] LP (Motown)
HQ-180gm vinyl represses of early Marvin Gaye soul classics.

Bryan Gillig
– Cave Trilogy - A Barricade, A Tigress, A Shadow 3xLP (Feeding Tube)
A triple-LP release from Bryan Gillig, who combines elements of indie-rock, folk, world music and more, with a unique result.

Goo Goo Dolls
– Dizzy Up The Girl [1998] LP (WB)
First time on vinyl. In most parts of the world,
Dizzy Up The Girl is the Goo Goo Dolls' most successful album to date, selling over three million copies.
John Grant
– Grey Tickles, Black Pressure 2xLP+CD (Partisan)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Grant's (Sinead O'Connor, Goldfrapp, Elton John) third solo album features lush strings and electronic influences with his singular wit and brutal candor. The album opens in an unsettling swirl of overlapping male voices repeating 1 Corinthians 13:4 in English and Icelandic before dissolving into fuzz, and closes with the same passage read clearly, this time by a young girl. In between, Grant's depth and range are vividly present.

– Liquid Swords [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Geffen/UMe)
Liquid Swords is the second solo studio album from Wu-Tang Clan member GZA. Upon its initial release, the album received critical acclaim for its complex lyricism and hypnotic musical style. Over the years, its recognition has grown, with a number of famous publishers proclaiming it as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. Reissued as part of UMe's Respect The Classics campaign.
– Sleepy Kids LP (Tiny Engines)
Haybaby's debut LP lies somewhere between the art punk of Blonde Redhead and Sonic Youth, the classic indie rock of The Pixies and The Breeders, and the attitude of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The band also sprinkles a little bit of sludge and noise pop into the mix and balances their raw energy with deceptive and captivating melodies.

Head North/Microwave
– Split LP+MP3 (Bad Timing/SideOneDummy)
"SideOneDummy has been showing a lot of love for one of their newer bands, Microwave, so I was eager to listen to them and see what the buzz is all about. They're described as blending elements of post-hardcore, me and Southern-tinged indie rock…. sounds about right! They remind me of Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day and that whole era of music, so if you're into that sh*t then definitely check these dudes out." – Punk World Views

– Very Best Of Hinds So Far 12" (Mom + Pop)
"They've been described as a garage band, but Hinds don't slot easily into a pigeonhole, indeed the tunes here could have appeared at any point in pop music's history. 'Castigadas En El Granero' has a Buddy Holly feel, its introductory guitar chords and bass notes are then joined by swaggering drums and before the singing swoons in... With this collection of songs, Hinds and their music display charm, energy, wit and timeless tunefulness – everything that great pop music should be." – The Line Of Best Fit

Don Howland
– Life Is A Nightmare LP (12xU)
Recorded off and on between 2011 and 2015,
Life Is A Nightmare is not simply yet another raw, misanthropic record by a not-entirely-happy elder statesperson revered in collector scum circles. It isn't even the easy answer for a community radio programmer trying to ID the meat in a Skip James/Shadow Ring sandwich (though that's certainly a target audience, if not for Don, certainly for the label). Rather, this album—as relentless, dark, and personal as any you'll play this decade —makes a compelling case for Howland as one of the American underground's true originals, regardless of genre.
– Use Your Voice LP (Bridge 9)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Bicoastal hardcore punk pillars H2O return their first original studio album since 2008's
Nothing To Prove. While 2011's covers album Don't Forget Your Roots was a loving ode to their influences, Use Your Voice reignites H2O's classic mix of melodic hardcore aggression and pop- punk bounce with plenty of personal manifestos inspirationally waxing poetic about love, hobby, and even being nurtured by a culture built on positivity and ethics, while remaining fun and jubilant.
– Sacred Fire b/w Ghost 7" (Spleencoffin)
Minimal, jagged guitar chords, saturated percussion, and the distinct voice of Heather Nicole Young (ex-Social Junk) on the A Side—all blanketed in controlled feedback sweeps and a generous supply of delay. On the flip, a more environmental piece with paired voices (one effected, one bone dry), field-like synth sounds, and a faint low-end pulse riding just below the surface.

– You'd Prefer An Astronaut [Reissue/1995] LP (SRcviny)
Two versions: Plain black, and white/green split colored vinyl LP represses housed in a matte finished gatefold sleeve.
You'd Prefer An Astronaut is the Champaign, IL post-hardcore group's third studio album. The 9-song set was first released in 1995 by RCA Records and serves as the band's major label debut following the independently issued Fillet Show (1991) and Electra 2000 (1993).
Inca Eyeball
– Barry White Comes LP (Spleencoffin)
The first new LP since 1999 by UK lo-fi underground veterans Phil Todd (Ashtray Navigations, Dogliveroil) and Joincey (Wagstaff, Dogliveroil)—notorious for incredibly short songs (typically two to thirty seconds of improv on cheap and broken instruments and pre-composed nonsensical lyrics) with verbose and frequently idiotic titles. Eighty-three tracks, individually banded. Classic, poorly recorded ineptitude.

The Intelligence
– Vintage Future LP (In The Red)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fittingly born at the dawn of the 21st Century, The Intelligence's brand of art-smarm surf has become a touchstone for with-it rock 'n' roll of the era. Perhaps a surprising assertion, especially considering their primitive and personal origins, but one cemented by the dedication and continual reinvention fostered by main-brain Lars Aldric Finberg. For all their longevity and prolificacy, The Intelligence is a restless, ever-evolving vehicle for Finberg, showcasing his presumably patented knack for sharp pop songwriting that rides waves from both the past and heretofore unknown. Hence the emergence of
Vintage Future, the band's new album.
- District Of Dystopia LP (Alternative Tentacles)
Jucifer, founded in Georgia in 1993, are pioneers of the sludge/doom/death metal two-piece. For their seventh full-length,
Districts Of Dystopia, Jucifer mounts a sonic assault chronicling the corruption and gross misuse of power in our nation's capitol.
The Knew
– Schmew LP (Greater Than Collective)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Throughout three LPs, three 7"s, a couple EPs, and more than enough weirdo dietary habits, The Knew now hangs their collective cap on
Schmew, a rock 'n' roll record that is quicker than their previous releases, denser than their former efforts, and heavier than their eight hangers combined. Part rock opera, part power pop, and totally stuffed full of strip-mall solos, Schmew is fringe-rock for those that are all in. Jacob, Ty, Tim and Andy (aka: the band) hope that you are one of those listeners.
Kendrick Lamar
– To Pimp A Butterfly 2xLP (Aftermath)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available (officially) on vinyl. Following the success of his major label debut,
good kid, m.A.A.d. city, in 2012, the rapper Kendrick Lamar's long-awaited follow-up, To Pimp A Butterfly is about carrying the weight of that clarity: What happens when you speak out, spiritually and politically, and people actually start to listen? And what of the world you left behind?
Life Stinks
– You'll Never Make It LP (S-S)
Second album from the San Francisco ensemble -- feelings of anger, self-doubt and vindictiveness weave through a sonic template that shifts from a Flipper/Fang arms-a-swingin' groove to standout Velvet poppers, Stooge-oid stomping, and outright demented thuds.

Long Beard
– Sleepwalker LP (Team Love)
Calculated to a degree that's reminiscent of early Kranky Records acts like Labradford, Magnog or Bowery Electric as well as the constructions of groups like The Pale Saints, Cat's Miaow or Lush, the sonic restrictions present on Sleepwalker make it singular in vision and thus intense to the ear. It spooks, it grows cold, it lifts up with tremendous beauty and then it turns so dim it becomes impossible to discern from the sounds of night.

Corb Lund
- Things That Can't Be Undone LP+MP3 (New West)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Corb Lund's breed of country has been simmering comfortably under the mainstream radar for years. Born on the farming fields of Canada, he's a cowboy who makes Alberta seem like the noir version of Hank Williams' Nashville, where northern snow melts to melodic tears and dusty old cabins become weary honky-tonks. For his newest LP,
Things That Can't Be Undone, he enlisted ace producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) to infuse some new dynamics into his music: licks of Motown, '90s rock and Middle Eastern tones all weave their way into songs that often sound one way but mean something else entirely, delivered with a clever, restless wink and a quivery howl." – Rolling Stone
– Asleep In The Deep 12" (Reprise)
Limited edition picture disc 12" vinyl pressing. "Asleep In The Deep," from Mastodon's 2014 cyclical opus
Once More Around The Sun whose accompanying music video by artist Skinner portrays a cat's experience on psychedelics. Mastodon orbits around themes of loss and rebirth, twirling a sonic spiral of its signature robust riffing, hypnotically haunting soundscapes, triage of dynamic voices, and thundering seismic grooves.
Gil Mellé
– New Faces – New Sounds [Reissue/1953] 10" (Blue Note)
Recorded for Blue Note during tenor saxophonist Gil Mellé's modernist period,
New Faces - New Sounds is an eight-track set comprised of two sessions captured at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, NY in March 1952 with Eddie Bert (trombone), Joe Manning (vibraphone), George Wallington (piano), Red Mitchell (bass), Max Roach (drums) and Monica Dell (vocals) and January 1953 with Eddie Bert (trombone), George Wallington (piano), Tal Farlow (guitar), Clyde Lombardi (bass) and Joe Morello (drums). Part of Blue Note's 75th anniversary essential vinyl reissue campaign.
Milk From Cheltenham
– Triptych Of Poisoners [Reissue/1983] LP+MP3 (Superior Viaduct)
First-time vinyl reissue of sole album from UK DIY legends, originally released in 1983 on famed It's War Boys imprint. For fans of Swell Maps, The Faust Tapes, LAFMS.

Morbid Slaughter
– A Filthy Orgy Of Horror And Death LP (Boris)
As their new album title suggests, Morbid Slaughter explore the violent ecstasy of a psycho in the heat of the night with nightmarish themes of sexual carnage, necrolust, and brutality.

Ennio Morricone
– The Big Gundown [OST/1968] 2xLP (Mondo)
Undoubtedly one of the finest Spaghetti scores recorded, Mondo is thrilled to present you with this brand new remaster with 25 tracks split across two heavyweight 45rpm records. The icing on the cake for this release has to be the insert that features an interview with Morricone, conducted especially for us. Wrapped in a beautiful gatefold sleeve by the legendary Geof Darrow.

Ennio Morricone
- Metti, Una Sera A Cena [OST/1969] LP (BTF)
Metti, Una Sera A Cena is a 1969 movie directed by Joseph Patrons Griffi, made up from an eponymous theater script and especially transposed to the film medium. It immediately obtained success, and paved the road to success for actors Florinda Bolkan and Tony Musante in particular. So did the music written by Ennio Morricone, who in 1970 won the Nastro D'Argento Award for Best Score. Lounge sounds, bossa nova, jazz (especially the drums) and beat (usually still in vogue in the Italy of the late '60s), seasoned with orchestral arrangements conducted by Bruno Nicolai, merge here to one of the most famous soundtrack of the Italian Maestro.
– Confetti LP (Sickroom)
Forget the headphones, don't bother to roll the windows down, leave the doors wide open. Motherf**ker needs access to your stereo and roughly half an hour of your time with their "punch-in-the-air" rock.

Mourning Coup
– Baby Blue LP+MP3 (No Sun Recordings)
Mourning Coup is spearheaded by Chandra Melting Tallow of mixed ancestry from the Siksika Nation. With foundations in performance art, her music has made its way into the arms of experimental pop, taking influences from The Eurythmics, Bruce Haack and Freddie Mercury, combining them with the exploration of the relationship of the metaphysical realm, making for one emotionally charged piece.

– New Lines LP (Peak Oil)
New Lines sees M. Geddes Gengras delve deeper into the copper plated, arpeggio spewing nooks and crannies of his prodigious modular synthesizers, dragging them across vast expanses of infinity oscillations via stops in Detroit techno's neo-romantic strings ("Bushi") and Manchester's early '90s grime-soaked IDM clatter ("Cris Rose").
– Darkness Evermore LP (20 Buck Spin)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In 2014 Portland's Nightfell stormed decisively onto the worldwide metal scene with the forceful debut album
The Living Ever Mourn (Southern Lord/Parasitic). Having further fortified their ominous fusion of shadowed disharmony, Nightfell marches forward with Darkness Evermore, a commanding display of power, tension and dynamics.
Parkway Drive
– 2xLP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Black vinyl pressing. Parkway Drive is an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, formed in 2002. "For the past ten years Byron Bay's Parkway Drive have been a reliable source of crushing metalcore for a loving fan base they've built up through dedicated touring and local mosh pit comradely. They have undoubtedly changed the perception of heavy music in Australia for good, becoming the gateway band for many a young metalhead in training and representing the scene on a global scale. For many up-and-coming bands Parkway Drive are the reason they've started a band and, more importantly, the reason they think their band could make it." – Faster Louder

– A Half Of Seven 7" (Hardly Art)
Protomartyr returns with a brand new track recorded at Candyland in Cincinnati with Mike Montgomery (R. Ring) in late 2014. "Blues Festival" is a relentless, propulsive, and occasionally pissed off tirade about band life bummers that weighs fact against philosophy.

Red Hot Chili Peppers
– Stadium Arcadium [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (WB)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – I'm With You [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (WB)
Back in print on vinyl.

– Presto [Reissue/1989] LP (Mercury)
Rush – Roll The Bones [Reissue/1991] LP (Mercury)
Limited HQ-200gm heavyweight vinyl represses remastered at Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters.

Sal Salvador Quintet
– Sal Salvador Quintet [Reissue/1954] 10" (Blue Note)
Sal Salvador (guitar) leads a group rounded out by Frank Socolow (tenor saxophone), Johnny Williams (piano), Kenny O'Brien (bass) and Jimmy Campbell (drums) on a pristine six-track set of familiar standards including "Gone With The Wind," "Get Happy," "My Old Flame," "This Can't Be Love," "Too Marvelous For Words" and "After You've Gone." Part of Blue Note's 75
th anniversary essential vinyl reissue campaign.
The Saucy Jacks
– You Make Your Own World LP+MP3 (Chocolate Covered)
The debut LP from Oakland's the Saucy Jacks is a mod-power-pop sundae, slathered in a rich syrup of '60s British Invasion sounds, sprinkled with fuzzy garage-punk riffs, and topped off with juicy melodies so catchy you'll swear you've heard them before (but you haven't!).

Armando Sciascia
– Sea Fantasy [Reissue/1972] LP (Pheon)
Famed for his mondo scores and experimental library music, Armando Sciascia reached a peak in 1972 with this experimental, modern classical, plugged-in dive down to the murky seabed. The twelve superb library cues, taken from the original master tapes move like a jellyfish from beautiful calm drifts to wild electronic tension and all points in between. Respected by many as the finest example of underwater conceptual composing, this has to be one of the greatest examples of not just library music but also the sub aquatic sounds. Think De Roubaix, Jacques Cousteau and bathtime.

John Scofield
– Time On My Hands [Reissue/1990] LP (Blue Note)
John Scofield's guitar work has influenced jazz since the late '70s and is still going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R&B. 1990's
Time On My Hands marked Scofield's first date for the Blue Note label, and it finds the ever innovative guitarist working in an air tight quartet with Joe Lovano (tenor saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums) and sharing production duties with Peter Erskine. Part of Blue Note's 75th anniversary essential vinyl reissue campaign.
Sea Of Storms
– Dead Weight LP (Tor Johnson)
Dead Weight sounds like a rock record from a time when Danzig and Smashing Pumpkins were considered fresh, filtered through the distilled punk essence of late-1990s angsty indie rockers like The Get Up Kids and Blank.
See Through Dresses
– End Of Days 12" (Tiny Engines)
This six-song 12" EP is indebted to classic post-punk and new wave artists of the '80s; however, their sonic footprint more closely resembles the textural treatments of '90s dream-pop and shoegaze.

Horace Silver Quintet
– Blowin' The Blues Away [Reissue/1959] LP (Blue Note)
Blowin' The Blues Away is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver, originally released in 1959, and features performances by Silver with Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and Louis Hayes. Part of Blue Note's 75th anniversary essential vinyl reissue campaign.
Some Nerve
– Sense Of Control 12" (Triple B.)
Taking influence from Poison Idea, Negative Approach, and other legendary fast punk/hardcore classics, Some Nerve drop their debut 12" EP featuring seven songs of blistering in your face hardcore punk.

Spray Paint
– Dopers LP (Monofonus Press)
Fifth album (and second of 2015) by Austin's Spray Paint. This album was recorded in the middle of a tour by modern madman Chris Woodhouse. They cited Rhys Chatham, Sonic Youth, This Heat, Brainbombs, Jesus Lizard, and The Fall when we asked them who they were ripping off this go-around.

Steel Pole Bathtub
– Tulip [Reissue/1990] LP (Sinister Torch)
Tulip is Steel Pole Bath Tub at their best. A twisted noir detective story on a bad acid trip, it's sonically unrelenting, filled with foreboding and it unfolds over repeated listens. There is darkness here. A psychedelic juggernaut of careening guitar slammed up against a wall of brutal bass and punctuated by the bash and crash of toms and cymbals all with an eerie soundscape exploded over the top. This transcendent noise was on Steve Albini's "A List" in 1991 and it still feels fresh and avant today.
Tedo Stone
– Marshes LP+MP3 (This American Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Tedo Stone's rock 'n' roll origin story seems almost too authentic to be real, the type you might expect from some fabled early 20th century bluesman, but certainly not from a modern-day twenty-something with a Bandcamp page. But Stone did in fact grow up in a musical family in Covington, Georgia, a small town you might happen to find yourself in if you somehow managed to get lost trying to make your way from Atlanta to Athens. By the age of 12, Stone was already well on his way, fronting a band that he toured through the motorcycle bars of greater Covington. A more badass way to hone your chops, we cannot imagine. By 2013, Stone was all grown up and living in Atlanta when he released his first proper album,
Good Go Bad. As is often the case with debut efforts, however, Stone didn't yet feel like he'd truly come into his own. That would change soon thereafter when he started playing around Athens and developing a raw, often-snarling, often-sweet live sound that's about as close to the guts of American rock 'n roll as one can get, albeit with a little psychedelic undercurrent. Think Dinosaur Jr. meets Neil Young meets a mason jar full of sweet tea and bourbon before mason jars started trending on Etsy (go ahead and throw a smidge of Deerhunter in there, too)" – Impose. Red vinyl.
Sultan Bathory
– Right On b/w Anthropomorph 7" (Slovenly)
Italian freakbeat swamis Sultan Bathory are back with a swank new 7". "Right On" is a catchy jangle-pop hit, with "Anthropomorph" on the flip setting you straight with a crooked, driving beat and a robust dose of feedback.

Mick Travis
- Face Disappears After Interrogation 12"+MP3 (Midwich Productions)
Face Disappears After Interrogation is a raw and severe experiment in modular synth, rhythm box and tape echo. Deceptively simple pulses oscillate from ear-to-ear forming head-nodding, brain-scrambling rhythmic patterns that could loosely be described as 'techno.'
McCoy Tyner
– Expansions [Reissue/1969] LP (Blue Note)
Expansions is the tenth album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner and his fourth released on the Blue Note label. It was recorded in August 1968 and features performances by Tyner with Woody Shaw, Gary Bartz, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Herbie Lewis, and Freddie Waits. Part of Blue Note's 75th anniversary essential vinyl reissue campaign.
– '76 10"/Cassette (Lauren)
New EP this L.A. pop/punk powerhouse featuring members of Best Coast, Vivian Girls, Hole, Slutever.
'76 is the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut, "She's Gone," which Pitchfork called a "whirlwind of instantly likeable sticky-catchy pop punk" and Rolling Stone called "bright & spare, tough & tender."
Useless ID
– Redemption [2005] LP (Kung Fu)
First time on vinyl -- limited edition translucent clear pressing. Despite being one of the few Israeli punk outfits to break into markets like the US and Japan, Haifa's Useless ID are no mere anomaly. With a heavy influx of pop not dissimilar to Blink-182, The Ataris, and No Use For A Name -- the band aligned with Descendents founder Bill Stevenson at his Fort Collins mecca, The Blasting Room, for
Redemption, one of 2005's most palatable examples of the subgenre.
– Realm Of Sacrifice LP (Psychic Violence)
Released last June on CD via Profound Lore – now available on vinyl. Vanum is a new band formed by two of America's most respected underground black metal musicians: K. Morgan of Ash Borer and M. Rekevics of Fell Voices/Vorde/Vilkacis. Over the years, the like-minded musicians developed a comradeship, sharing split releases and touring together. However, Vanum marks the first time both artists have collaborated musically. With the goal of creating a certain expression of dark atmospheric music with each album, Vanum treads ground familiar to fans of Morgan's and Rekevics's respective repertoires.

Various Artists
– Music Sans Paroles [Reissue/1967] LP (Sterns Music)
Bembeya Jazz - Sous La Direction De Dianoune Hamidou [Reissue/1967] LP (Sterns Music)
Orchestre du Jardin de Guinée - Sous La Direction De Onivogui Balla [Reissue/1967] LP (Sterns Music)
Orchestre Paillote - Sous La Direction De Traore Keletigu [Reissue/1967] LP (Sterns Music)
Four albums in a series that represents a unique moment in African music. 60 years ago West Africa was bursting with energy as first Ghana, and then in 1958 Guinea, gained their independence. In the case of Guinea her birth was sudden and dramatic as France, the then colonial power, withdrew within one month of the vote for independence, famously taking 'everything including the light bulbs.' Guinea had to start from scratch, not least in her approach to the arts which the new state wanted to modernize while still remaining true to tradition. This policy was called authenticité. Music was its focus, Syliphone its record label and Guinean music soon became a shining example for other emerging African nations. Under authenticité, musicians were employed by the state, given instruments and encouraged to create a new but traditionally-rooted music. A whole system of regional and national bands was established, with regular competitions to establish precedence. It's also worth noting that from the Guinean perspective, this "tradition" included Latin music, the African roots of which were considered so obvious as to be beyond debate. Very quickly, three bands rose to the top: Orchestre Paillote, later to become Keletigui et ses Tambourinis; Orchestre du Jardin de Guinée, later to become Balla et ses Balladins; and perhaps the strongest of them all, Bembeya Jazz.

– Temporal Relics LP+MP3 (Midwich Productions)
Viands is a spontaneous collaboration between two auteurs of Detroit's underground music scene: Joel Peterson and David Shettler (Moon Pool and Dead Band).
Temporal Relics, their debut album, is a deep, reflective and fearless alternate-reality keyboard meditation that draws on the pair's broad musical vision to explore new vistas.
L. Voag
– Way Out [Reissue/1979] LP+7" (Superior Viaduct)
First-time vinyl reissue of 1979 solo debut from The Homosexual bassist, includes bonus 7" of the rare
Move EP. For fans of Desperate Bicycles, This Heat, Mark Perry.
Voices From The Lake
– Live At Maxxi LP (Editions Mego)
Released last June on CD – now available on vinyl. A marvelous, organic live set of hypnotic, ambient techno that proves the outstanding and elegant craftsmanship of the pair's (Donato Dozzy and Neel) renowned sonic sculpture work.

– Pantera LP+MP3 (BYM)
Pantera, Vuelveteloca's fourth album, the band manages to highlight and exploit its best attributes for a strong sound, coherent with their past and yet new. The nine songs that make the record are able to combine passages of dark and heavy rock, agile rhythms and pop melodies in a space rock roller-coaster, redefining the party-rave vibe of the previous albums. The fuzzy guitars drive the sound better through an acid kaleidoscope, unleashing its full power and fury while leaving room for some vocal and synth arrangements.
– The City Of Sun LP (Secret)
Wisconsin-based hardcore crossover miscreants, Zebras, manifests a traumatic sound of societal scorn, wrath and disease. A blood-boiling brand of hammering, stripped down, punk-infused metal made of punishing drum demolitions, bowel shaking bass, chainsaw guitars, confrontational shouts, and enough volume to raze a nation, Zebras don't f**k around.
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Wilco – Star Wars LP+MP3 (ANTI-)
Wilco's ninth studio album and it's first since 2011's
The Whole Love. "Because Wilco sounds about 85% committed to a truly new idea, Star Wars is their strongest record in a decade; and if Wilco have another truly great one in them, history strongly suggests it'll be devoted to sounding nothing like Star Wars." – Pitchfork
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Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa ‘70
– Alagbon Close [Reissue/1964] LP+MP3 (Knitting Factory)
– Roforofo Fight [Reissue/1972] LP+MP3 (Knitting Factory)
– Na Poi [Reissue/1972] LP+MP3 (Knitting Factory)
– Everything Scatter [Reissue/1975] LP+MP3 (Knitting Factory)
– Fear Not For Man [Reissue/1977] LP+MP3 (Knitting Factory)
– Beasts Of No Nation [Reissue/1989] LP+MP3 (Knitting Factory)
Knitting Factory continues rolling out vinyl reissues from the seemingly bottomless well of the undisputed king of Afrobeat.
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New Order
– Republic [Reissue/1993] LP (Rhino)
– Get Ready [Reissue/2001] LP (Rhino)
– Waiting For The Siren's Call [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Rhino)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of New Order's sixth, seventh, and eighth albums.
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Iron And Wine – Archive Series Volume No. 2 7"+MP3 (Black Cricket Recording Co.)
Collects two cover versions of classic songs found in Sam Beam's early home recorded cassettes and presents them on limited edition colored (pink/lemon-lime) 7" vinyl. Side A features a cover of Neil Young's "Albuquerque" while Side B features a cover of "It's The Same Old Song" by the Four Tops.
The Alchemist/Oh No (Gangrene) – You Disgust Me 2xLP (Mass Appeal)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Producers extraordinaire Alchemist and Oh No have been working together as Gangrene since 2010. The duo's seventh collaborative project in five years,
You Disgust Me, features guest contributions by Havoc, Sean Price, Action Bronson, Chuck Strangers, Your Old Droog, and more.
The Allman Brothers Band
– Shades Of Two Worlds [Reissue/1991] LP (Friday Music)
BB followed-up their 1990 comeback album
Seven Turns -- their first in almost a decade and first with integral new additions Warren Haynes (lead guitar/vocals) and Allan Woody (bass) -- with the same revitalized line-up and the accomplished Shades Of Two Worlds a year later. HQ-180gm.
Richard Band
- Puppet Master: The Music Collection LP (Full Moon Features)
There are but a handful of composers toiling in terror that fully understand how to manipulate an image. Max Steiner, Bernard Hermann, Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith, Riz Ortalani, Danny Elfman, Christopher Young; all of these visionary artists helped define not only how we watch horror and dark fantasy films, but how we listen to them as well. We can easily add Richard Band to that list of heavy sonic hitters. But perhaps no other work defines Band's genius than the haunting soundtrack he created for his brother Charles Band's immortal 1989 thriller
Puppet Master and its many sequels.
Beach House
- Thank Your Lucky Stars LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Surprise sixth LP comes less than two months after
Depression Cherry. "It was recorded at the same time as Depression Cherry, but for us, it's very much a different record. All of its songs were written after the DC songs. Along the way we realized that we didn't want it to be released in the traditional manner. Mainly, we just wanted our listeners to hear it first." CD version due October 30.
– It's Not Wrong b/w Uptown Daughter 7" (Lefse)
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– Imani Vol. 1 2xLP (Black Mines)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Ten years after 2005's
The Craft comes Blackalicious' self-release, Imani, Vol. 1. Three years in the works, the album stays true to rapper Gift Of Gab's clever tongue-twisting wordplay and DJ/producer Chief Xcel's unique beats. First volume of a trilogy.
Blackmore's Night
– All Our Yesterdays 2xLP (Frontiers)
All Our Yesterdays is Blackmore's Night ninth studio album. Despite Ritchie Blackmore's past as a guitar player in Deep Purple and Rainbow, he is now in another stage of his musical life, concentrating on modern folk, renaissance and progressive rock music. Besides Ritchie's talents, the other selling point for Blackmore's Night is vocalist Candice Night, wife of Ritchie Blackmore who could be described as a younger, and folksier, version of Stevie Nicks. CD available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a DVD featuring two music videos and an extensive interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night on the making of the new album.
Mal Blum
– You Look A Lot Like Me LP (Don Giovanni)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In many ways,
You Look A Lot Like Me is a mental health record, written when Mal was at a low point, and re-worked and polished at a high one. It turned out to be essential in helping get out of a dark period of depression and Mal Blum hopes others will connect with these songs on a similar, personal level.
Bolt Thrower
– The IVth Crusade [Reissue/1992] LP (Earache)
Recorded at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall, the aptly titled
The IVth Crusade served as the legendary British death metalers' second to last effort on Earache and it finds the band continuing their quest to create their own unique style of music identifiable as only Bolt Thrower. A relentless set of doomier sounding tunes with mega production form Colin Richardstone (Slipknot, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth), the band also decided to break from their usual fantasy artwork here and instead used a classical painting by Delacroix.
Apollo Brown
– Grandeur LP (Mello Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In recent years, Apollo Brown has become an institution of Detroit hip-hop. For his newest album,
Grandeur, Brown has assembled an all-star cast of MCs including Sean Price & Reks, Freddie Gibbs, MOP, Evidence, Oddisee, Vinnie Paz, Masta Ace, Rapper Big Pooh and more.
– 2 Fotographic LP (Anticon)
New project from Raleigh Moncrief. As Campsite he feels able to relax a little bit, and consequently throws out seven little tracks in less than twenty minutes, giving this debut a great bouncy pace.
2 Fotographic will suit fans of electronically-led odd-pop down to the ground.
– Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious [Reissue/1991] LP (Earache)
Carcass' legendary breakthrough third album,
Necroticism: Decanting The Insalubrious, is back in print on vinyl. This is expansive gore with mammoth production from Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth) to boot. The unnerving medical lyrics are still prevalent but a much more precise musical approach is in evidence here as well thanks to the addition of guitarist Michael Amott (Arch Enemy) who makes his Caracass debut.
John Carpenter
– Lost Themes Remixed LP+MP3 (Sacred Bones)
Eight pivotal contemporary electronic artists were moved to reshape the original songs on
Lost Themes in tribute to one the genre's great pioneers. Several of the remixes were released as part of the digital deluxe edition of the album, but Lost Themes Remixed marks the first time any of the tracks have been on vinyl.
Tom Carter
- Long Time Underground 2xLP (Three Lobed)
Long Time Underground is the new album from Tom Carter (one half of the long-running and influential underground duo Charalambides). Despite a lengthy career, Long Time Underground is Carter's first full length solo album recorded in a proper studio. "At the heart of Tom Carter's music lies a fascination with the acoustical possibilities of the guitar -- not as a single instrument, a single voice, but as a multitude of voices, all waiting to be discovered through a little expert handiwork." --
Chain Of Flowers
– Chain Of Flowers LP (Alter)
Debut from Welsh band is a dense eight-track opus of heavy shoegaze sonics and urgent post-punk.

– Women's Rights LP+MP3 (Suicide Squeeze)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Childbirth is a "supergroup" in the sense its members are all in other hit bands (Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt, Bree McKenna of Tacocat, Stacy Peck of Pony Time) and also that they do good for the world while in costume. Their new album,
Women's Rights, is piss-your-pants funny -- subject matter includes a trashy friend bringing coke to a baby shower ("Baby Bump") characteristics that warrant an instant "swipe left" on Tinder ("Siri, Open Tinder") and dating vapid IT douches ("Tech Bro."). Yellow vinyl.
John Cleary
– GoGo Juice LP (FHQ)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
GoGo Juice is the new album from one of New Orleans' premier musical ambassadors, Jon Cleary. Made in collaboration with multi-Grammy winning producer John Porter (B.B. King, Keb Mo, Ryan Adams, Los Lonely Boys) each one of the carefully crafted songs is a delicate balance of the smooth and the rough; instantly hooks over a set of sophisticated and soulful arrangements. The tracks were recorded over several days deep in the bayou country of Louisiana and subsequently honed in his studio in the old Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. A blend of musical intelligence with direct, accessible pop simplicity that draws from tradition and yet is distinctively separate from it, these songs represent the many aspects of Cleary's musical personality as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter.
The Coolies
– Kaka LP (Feeding Tube)
"The Coolies have been blurting out random batches of high order avant garage spew since 1997. Sjionel Timu and Tina Pihema are the core of the band. Formed in the sprawl of South Auckland while they were still teens, The Coolies were ostensibly a 'punk' unit, but their sound was never doctrinaire. Through sheer weirdness and strength of vision, they created music that paralleled aspects of underground noise from the forests of Olympia Washington, the squats of West London, and the basements of Dunedin. The tunes on
Kaka (the title refers to either Maori slang for 'sh*t,' or the name of an indigenous NZ parrot, depending on how you ask) were recorded in a couple of long jam sessions, then teased and smooshed into 'shape' over the course of a year or so. The results are both propulsively fetching and utterly fried." – Byron Coley
Martin Cooper & David Hughes
– C.H.U.D. LP (Waxwork)
Never before released in any format, Waxwork has tracked down the original master tapes with the effort's of
C.H.U.D.'s composers Martin Cooper and David Hughes. Released in 1984, C.H.U.D. has gained a devoted cult following amongst B-movie horror fans and the film is widely referenced in pop culture to this day via The Simpsons, Archer and more. Pressed on HQ-180gm toxic waste puddle vinyl and packaged in gatefold jackets.
Aliester Crowley
– Evil Beast LP (Cleopatra)
Limited colored vinyl LP pressing with chipboard, silk screened, sequentially numbered jackets. Contains creepy intonations of black magic rituals as well as ruminations on topics from the sinking of The Titanic to American independence. The collection features all of Aleister Crowley's wax recordings including, "Call Of The First Aethyr (Enochian)," "The Pentagram," "Excerpts From The Gnostic Mass." File under: Christmas/Holiday.

Damu The Fudgemunk
– Public Assembly, Volume 2 LP (Redefinition)
A second installment of quality instrumentals in his signature style. The release unites sought after rarities, unreleased compositions, archived demos and fan favorites, all gathered on two variations of LP in gold (limited) or black vinyl.

Denki Udon
– In Zdb LP+7"+MP3 (Three Four)
Debut from Norberto Lobo, Giovanni Di Domenico, and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto (both frequent Jim O'Rourke collaborators) recorded at Galeria Ze dos Bois in Lisbon on November 14, 2014. Three relatively young players with phenomenal technical skills and strong musical background, Lobo, Di Domenico, and Yamamoto are mainly demonstrative in their playing. Even though the 37 minutes are improvised, there is a great coherence between all tracks. From a minimalistic approach, to noisy part and ending with a groovy mood, the trio shows a great symbiosis and cohesion.

– Caracal 2xLP (Capitol)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Disclosure has traded in its debut's hook-heavy, nonstop good time for a more relaxed follow-up designed for respectability beyond the EDM world -- as if dance music couldn't possibly be enough." – Billboard

Anderson East
– Delilah LP (New Elektra)
Released last summer on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album by the southern blues/rock artist from Athens, Alabama.

Eat The Gun
– Howlinwood LP (Steamhammer/SPV)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "'Howlinwood,' the title track, is an excellent choice for kicking off this album. Downtuned guitars with a certain stoner appeal gets you into the album. Eat The Gun wouldn't be Eat The Gun if they wouldn't combine their crispy rock with catchy melodies. Again they succeeded and added a chorus to this tune that sticks to your mind immediately." -- Markus' Heavy Music Blog

– The Question [2005] LP (Tooth & Nail)
Emery's 2005 sophomore effort The Question found the band undeniably passionate and more fully realized than ever. Arguably the band's most cherished offering among fans, the record is finally making it's fitting debut on the vinyl format for the very first time. Red vinyl.

John Fahey
– The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death [Reissue/1967] LP (4 Men With Beards)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of John Fahey's seventh album, originally released on the Riverboat label in 1967. This reissue includes a reproduction of the 30-page booklet "Notes to: John Fahey's The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death" by Charles Holloway, Esq.

- Music Today LP (Gnome Life)
Fountainsun is the new work of Daniel Higgs and Fumie Ishii. Their debut LP,
Music Today, is a bright and expressive blend of percussion, strings, flutes, voices, and a tumult of poetry rumbling out from the very center of The Big Bang, traversing eons of song.
– America Eats Its Young [Reissue/1972] 2xLP (4 Men With Beards)
Limited HQ-180gm opaque turquoise and translucent purple colored vinyl LP pressing in a deluxe tip-on gatefold sleeve. The 4th album from George Clinton's funk/psych/rock outfit, originally released in 1972, is a double LP of epic proportions. Deep and heavy grooves propelled by the always amazing guitar, bass and keyboard work of Eddie Hazel, William "Bootsy" Collins, and Bernie Worrell, respectively. Equally sleazy, political, heartfelt, and just plain bizarre,
America Eats Its Young was, and remains, one of the few double albums of the 1970s that warranted every single minute of wax.
Further Seems Forever
– The Moon Is Down [Reissue/2001] LP (Tooth & Nail)
White vinyl reissue of the 2001 debut from the emo rock band featuring Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba.

Jerry Goldsmith
– Legend [OST/1985] LP (Silva Screen)
Ridley Scott's 1985 cult fantasy film
Legend famously starred a young Tom Cruise, had two soundtracks and was represented by one of the most iconic looking horror bad-guys in the history of cinema, known as "Darkness". The original Jerry Goldsmith score was preferred by Scott and was used in the Director's Cut (2002) including several songs: "My True Love's Eyes," "Living River," "Bumps And Hollows," "Sing The Wee" and "Reunited." The extended version of the soundtrack makes its vinyl debut on this Special Edition release, using amazing original artwork by artist Vance Kelly.
– Innocence & Decadence 2xLP (Nuclear Blast)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Swedish rockers Graveyard release their fourth full-length album. The band noted: "It's gonna be an album filled to the rim with a little bit of this -- and for all of those who might wonder or worry, there will be quite a lot of that on it as well."

Patti Griffin
– Servant Of Love LP+MP3 (Thirty Tigers)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Servant Of Love is the Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter's tenth album, and her first to be released on her new self-owned imprint in conjunction with Thirty Tigers. On the album, Patty Griffin digs deep into folk and roots tradition with its grounding in the experience and rhythms of the everyday, but she also writes in the vein of another tradition, less often mined: the transcendentalism of writers like Emerson and Whitman. Grounding itself in the natural world and finding patterns there which speak both to human experience and to the call of the spirit, Servant Of Love weaves an elemental spell out of the stuff of life.
– Halestorm [2009] LP (Atlantic)
Blood. Sweat. Tears. Rock ‘n' roll. That's what Halestorm's made of. The band, guitarist Joe Hottinger, bassist Josh Smith, drummer Arejay Hale and singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale churn out uncompromising rock ‘n' roll anthems on their self-titled Atlantic debut.

– Built For War LP (Steamhammer/SPV) Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Two years after the release of Steelcrusher, the Israeli thrash metal war machine return to the front.
Grant Hart
– Ecce Homo [1995] LP (Bang)
Grant Hart's acoustic live album
Ecce Homo, recorded in Seattle in 1994 and released only in the USA on CD in 1995, is now available on vinyl for the first time. A truly intense and deeply passionate acoustic performance, with a selection drawing from Hart's solo career, his band Nova Mob, and, of course, Hüsker Dü.
Daniel Higgs & Michael Zerang
- Daniel Higgs & Michael Zerang LP (Lake Paradise)
Two of the USA's apostles of music come together for an intense session of banjo and frame-drum shredding, with a touch of tambourine and throat. Hypnotic reverence burns the tape, smells good.

Hollywood Vampires
– Hollywood Vampires 2xLP (UMe)
In 1969 the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar at the Rainbow Bar & Grill. "To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members," says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the Vampires. "I would walk in on a typical night" Alice says, "and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there." Three years ago, Alice and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking)." Joining Alice and Johnny for this new incarnation is a wide range of leathered veterans: Joe Perry, Perry Farrell, Dave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartney, Slash, Joe Walsh, Kip Winger, and many others.

– Blanket Waves 12" (Temporary Residence)
When Explosions In The Sky's Mark T. Smith and Eluvium's Matthew Cooper united as Inventions last year, the expectation was a sound that married Smith's iconic, emotional compositions with Cooper's introspective, occasionally noisy ambiance. For the most part, their debut album delivered on that promise. However, their quick follow-up,
Maze Of Woods, exploded those sounds and smeared them into a rich, abstract space where comfort and confusion coexist. The duo's individual identities dissolved into a fluid, ever-changing landscape of mechanical rhythms, vocal samples, and indeterminate instrumentation. It was uniquely haunting, and brilliantly executed. Blanket Waves continues in the direction charted on Maze Of Woods increasingly malleable, and even farther-reaching in its blurring of dream and reality.
Iron And Wine
– Archive Series Volume No. 2 7"+MP3 (Black Cricket Recording Co.)
Collects two cover versions of classic songs found in Sam Beam's early home recorded cassettes and presents them on limited edition colored (pink/lemon-lime) 7" vinyl. Side A features a cover of Neil Young's "Albuquerque" while Side B features a cover of "It's The Same Old Song" by the Four Tops.

SK Kakraba
– Songs Of Paapieye LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. SK Kakraba is master of the gyil, Ghanaian xylophone made of 14 wooden slats strung across calabash gourd resonators. The buzzy rattle emitted with each note comes from the silk walls of spiders' egg sacs stretched across holes in the gourds, called paapieye in Lobi language. The gyil's earthy sound can be heard in parts of Upper West and Northern Regions of Ghana, as well as Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and beyond, where it goes by other names. The characteristic buzzing timbre might sound odd to foreign ears. But this distortion is just one of the beautifying sensibilities crucial to SK's gyil music, which he learned as a child from elders in his Lobi community in the far northwest reaches of Ghana.

– Seeing Spirits [Reissue/2005] LP (Vinyl Digital)
Kankick (also spelled Kan Kick) grew up in the city of Oxnard, along with several fellow hip-hop musicians including Madlib, Oh No, DJ Romes and Dudley Perkins. In the early 90's he was an integral part of Lootpack, appearing on several of their tracks. He has also produced some of The Alkaholiks' early tracks. Later he went on to produce a number of solo instrumental albums, as well as collaborate with several rappers and producers such as Planet Asia, Declaime and DJ Babu. This reissue features new cover artwork by Georgia Anne Muldrow.

Mick Karn
– More Better Different [2003] LP (Kscope)
Probably best known for his work with Japan, Mick played plenty of other music, including Dalis Car, his band with Peter Murphy from Bauhaus. His sixth solo album
More Better Different is now available on vinyl for the first time. The album sees Karn utilizing guitars, clarinet, samples and spoken word in nine mood pieces, which swing from the winningly funky "The Jump" to the cinematic noodling of "The End Gag" to the wah guitar and ‘80s sci-fi soundtrack stylings of "Atyan B-Boot."
King Crimson
– USA [Reissue/1975] LP+MP3 (DGM)
Limited HQ-200gm vinyl LP pressing -- the seventh in a series of King Crimson high quality vinyl reissues.
USA was recorded towards the end of King Crimson's final US tour of the ‘70s in June 1974. It was issued as an epitaph for the band in Spring 1975 as a single album, at a time when doubles or even triple live albums were more considered the norm for live releases.
King Khan
– Hurtin' Class 7" (Ernest Jenning)
A track that Khan created with Ian Svenonious (of Chain & The Gang) which is on the soundtrack for the film
The Invaders (all of which was composed by Khan). "Hurtin' Class" premiered via Noisey, who called it "a killer cut of funk-inflected punk...that will surely fit well on an experimental label like Khannibalism."
Sonny Knight And The Lakers
– Do It Live LP (Secret Stash)
Released last June on CD – now available on vinyl. Live R&B reminiscent of the tightly orchestrated performances of James Brown, Sam & Dave.

– Anthology 2xLP+MP3 (Leaving)
Originally released on double cassette by Leaving Records in 2013, Knxwledge's
Anthology is now available on gatefold double vinyl. This collection contains a total of 53 tracks compiled from Knxwledge's Bandcamp releases from 2009-2013. Knx, aka Knxwledge, is a beatmaker raised in central New Jersey and Philadelphia, now dialing-it-in at home in Los Angeles.
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa ‘70
– Alagbon Close [Reissue/1964] LP+MP3 (Knitting Factory)
Music Of Fela – Roforofo Fight [Reissue/1972] LP+MP3 (Knitting Factory)
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa ‘70 – Na Poi [Reissue/1972] LP+MP3 (Knitting Factory)
Fela & Africa '70 – Everything Scatter [Reissue/1975] LP+MP3 (Knitting Factory)
Fẹlá & Afrika ‘70– Fear Not For Man [Reissue/1977] LP+MP3 (Knitting Factory)
Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 – Beasts Of No Nation [Reissue/1989] LP+MP3 (Knitting Factory)
Knitting Factory continues rolling out vinyl reissues from the seemingly bottomless well of the undisputed king of Afrobeat.

Leaves Eyes
– King Of Kings LP (AFM) Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Again returning to Norwegian roots, the gothic/symphonic metal band has woven an elaborate Viking concept story on King Of Kings. Red vinyl.
Mahavishnu Orchestra
– Whiskey A-Go-Go 27.03.72 2xLP (Klondike)
The original, complete and fully-remastered live FM broadcast from 1972 on HQ-180gm vinyl.

Malevolent Creation
– Dead Man's Path 2xLP (Century Media)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Twelfth album from the Florida death metal veterans.

Man Or Astro-Man
– 1000X [Reissue/1997] 10"+MP3 (Touch & Go)
After years of searching, deep in the depths of space, Touch & Go found enough moon goo to send out another wave of these 10" vinyl space anomalies. Any group whose ultimate complot centers around escape and exodus from the Planet Earth and conquest of all it's indigenous life forms would obviously not release even a minute, trivial link to their master plan. Yet most understandably, the higher-ups of Astro-Tech Inc. Realize the need to perpetuate certain conquest propaganda procedures, and thus the possibility of this select Astro-info downlink.

Brad Mehldau
– 10 Years Solo Live 8xLP (Nonesuch)
The set is culled from 19 live recordings made over a decade of the pianist's European solo concerts and is divided into four thematic subsets of four sides each: Dark/Light, The Concert, Intermezzo/Rückblick, and E Minor/E Major. CD version due November 20.

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."

– Roots Fidelity LP (Mishka Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Mishka is a true icon of modern reggae music.
Roots Fidelity is his seventh full length album and the first for his own Mishka Music imprint. The album is a return to the more traditional singer/songwriter smooth reggae style that gained Mishka thousands of fans including superstars like Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, and Jimmy Buffett.
Morbid Angel
– Blessed Are The Sick [Reissue/1991] LP (Earache)
Morbid Angel – Formulas Fatal To The Flesh [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Earache)
Vinyl reissues of the second and fifth albums by the godfathers of death metal.

Ennio Morricone
- I Pugni in Tasca [1965] LP (Dagored)
For Marco Bellocchio's masterpiece debut film
I Pugni in Tasca (Fists In The Pocket), Ennio Morricone composed some mysterious and obsessive music for soprano voice, harp, harpsichord, and strings, alternating with lounge music of the period, swing, and jazz to create a great contrast with the dark mood of the movie. Blue vinyl.
Motion City Soundtrack
– Panic Station LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Panic Stations was named after nautical structures that act as warning posts in the oceans. The music itself is invigorated and propulsive. "Lose Control" builds into an intense, emotionally raw chorus that mirrors Pierre's plea to relinquish control while "TKO" pares the music down to it's lively rock 'n' roll core, focusing on the deft combination of guitars and rhythms and revealing the fervor of MCS' live performance. "Over It Now," a raucous standout, amps up that performance energy, reminding fans of the band's infectious enthusiasm for the stage, which the band bought on tour recently for their successful 10-year anniversary tour of Commit This To Memory.
New Order
– Republic [Reissue/1993] LP (Rhino)
New Order – Get Ready [Reissue/2001] LP (Rhino)
New Order – Waiting For The Siren's Call [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Rhino)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of New Order's sixth, seventh, and eighth albums.

– Sister, Brother, Lover… [Reissue/1971] LP (Beatball)
The sole album from Scottish rock band Northwind reissued officially for the first time in over 40 years. Originally issued by Regal Zonophone in 1971, this highly sought after release has never been reissued on LP officially. The band's sound has been likened to that of the twin lead guitar style of Help Yourself/early Wishbone Ash with refined vocals. The songs are spiced with tasteful organ/piano and additional percussion throughout.

Phantom Horse
- Different Forces LP (Umor Rex)
Different Forces is the second album by Hamburg-based duo Phantom Horse, following their acclaimed self-titled album debut on Dekorder. These polyrhythmic vehicles are driven under the influence of Cluster and Harmonia, that venerable school of out-there German explorers; the tuneful ghost of Moondog can also be seen on the rear-view mirror, while the landscape rushes by with the hypnotic pulse of 1960s minimalism.
– Golden Years LP (Cuneiform)
"A golden age is usually defined in retrospect, discerned from a comfortable distance of decades or centuries. For the award-winning Norwegian jazz quartet Pixel, the urgency of their music allows for no such hesitation. The band is in the vanguard of a jazz scene brimming with exceptional young musicians, charting an exhilarating, improvisation-steeped path infused with the cathartic energy of rock. This is an exciting time in jazz's evolution, as it expands to embrace other popular musics worldwide. Pixel stands out in this phenomenon, as no one else is melding jazz with the song structure and accessibility of pop and indie rock as they do." – Neufutur Magazine

– Growth Without End LP (MRI Associated)
Growth Without End sees Pyrrhon further stripping back the death metal constituents of their sound, opting for a style that is now primarily mathcore. Save for the infrequent use of death growls, you'll notice far more parallels with The Dillinger Escape Plan, IDYLLS and Jane Doe-era Converge than you will with Gorguts, Artificial Brain, or any other tech-death band of the ‘dissonant' persuasion." – Sputnik Music
Spencer Radcliffe
– Looking In LP (Run For Cover)
Recently released on CD and cassette – now available on vinyl.
Looking In, recorded in solitude at Queen Mary's Lighthouse in Chicago, encompasses all corners of Radcliffe's songwriting style, leaving no part of his sonic map uncovered. Guitars and carefully outlined drums accentuate his pop craft on tracks such as "Mia" and "Yankee." Traditional songwriting methods come apart naturally elsewhere through tumbling Rhodes piano, modified electronics, and brass in disarray. The one instrument that stitches the album's atypical patchwork together is Radcliffe's voice, allowing listeners to draw up their own impressions of his often equivocal work.
Ramming Speed
– No Epitaphs LP (Prosthetic)
Packed to the brim with galvanizing riffs, breakneck solos and thunderous blastbeats comes
No Epitaphs, the new release from Richmond-based rebels Ramming Speed.
Scale The Summit
– V LP+MP3 (Prosthetic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Scale The Summit is commonly referred to as an instrumental rock band, and falls into this category often. When experiencing them though, there is no denying, there is a strong metal influence. This drives the band to create special and monumental pieces that bridge the gap between rock and metal in a way that abandons the ‘rock rules' and ventures into passages that were made for those who desire more than simple hard rebellious music" – Metal Injection. (Limited color vinyl copies were pressed.)

Serial Butcher
– Brute Force Lobotomy LP (Unique Leader)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Serial Butcher return with their forth studio release of audio carnage with
Brute Force Lobotomy. The full-length album brings technical, catchy and memorable slabs of musical technique that only Serial Butcher are known for again keeping their sound fresh and original. Brute Force Lobotomy is a must have for fans of traditional, well, written and produced death metal.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra
– Rockin' Rudolph LP (Surfdog)
The rockabilly king throws down a Christmas/Holiday album.

– Why Choose LP (FatCat)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Shopping's debut album
Consumer Complaints drew a flurry of press for their spot on divining of post-punk's driving force, dubbing them as a "band you need to hear" by NME and "Artist To Watch" by SPIN. The band evokes revered touchstones The Slits, Delta 5, Gang Of Four and ESG, though as Pitchfork reminds, "they never sound particularly dated or like a carbon-copy, a testament to the group's songwriting abilities." Rather, they embody the spirit of experimentation, social upheaval, (without becoming didactic) clashing gender politics and ethical change that defined their ‘70s counterparts and still ring true today. Clear vinyl.
– Designs For Automotion [Reissue/2000] LP (Victory)
Out of press for on vinyl for over 15 years, Victory Records is pleased to reissue
Designs For Automotion back on the format once again.
– German Cuts LP (Vinyl Digital)
The meeting of the German and US Underground Rap Titans -- who else could done it than the Goons? Ft. Morlockk Dilemma, Ill Bill, Retrogott, Edo G, Wise Intelligent, O.C. (D.I.T.C), Curse, Amewu, Rasco, Simon Says, Defari, Nico Suave, Maylay Sparks, Pal One, Virtuoso, Apathy, Amewu, Absztrakkt, Antihelden (Abroo & Dra-Q) and Torch.

– Back To The Future [Reissue/1985] LP (Geffen)
Picture disc vinyl reissue. Be sure to pick up two copies: one to frame and one to wear out by playing "The Power Of Love" over and over again until you pass out and reawaken in 1985.

– The Wizard Of Oz [1939] LP+MP3 (Watertower Music)
Limited black vinyl LP pressing of the original soundtrack to the legendary film includes digital download access to alternate version of "If I Only Had A Brain."

The Stops
– Nameless Faces LP (Dirt Cult)
Debut release from The Stops—self-described as "five girls playing punk."
Nameless Faces definitely adds to Portland's reputation for dark melodic punk (see also: Observers, Red Dons). The Stops have cultivated a unique sound—combining seemingly disparate influences of the Wipers, Adolescents, and early Go-Go's. They kind of come off like an American counterpart to Terrible Feelings—except they're more straight-forward punk rock and not quite as bleak.
Summer Twins
–LP+MP3 (Burger)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown weave together modern pop, ‘50s sock hop melodies and wild ‘60s garage rock, topped with dreamy harmonies and a tinge of sunny psychedelia. "Everyone knows a good indie rock song can be made even better with twee organ sound running through the whole thing," said Austin Town Hall of single, ‘Demons.'"

Sunflower Bean
– Show Me Your Seven Secrets LP (Fat Possum)
Colored vinyl. "The third track on Sunflower Bean's debut EP is a revealing introduction to the New York band's sound. ‘Tame Impala,' a dizzying, Sabbath-like tribute to Kevin Parker's band, is the record's most immediate song and has bassist and singer Julia Cumming yelping ‘You always say what's on your mind' over heavy riffs. (Tame Impala's 2012 album
Lonerism included a bonus track called ‘Led Zeppelin'). The other five songs more than justify the buzz around the trio (completed by guitarist Nick Kivlen and drummer Jacob Faber), melding wandering psych with glimmers of metal and post-punk. ‘Somebody Call A Doctor' is largely instrumental, Kivlen's chiming guitars wrapping around Cumming's dancing bassline, and ‘OK Mr Man' has a glint of Joy Division to its whirling noise. Astonishingly good." – NME
Sweet Talk
– Double Perfect LP (12xU)
Doubling down in their efforts for blown out pop perfection, Sweet Talk, spent the better part of a year experimenting with ideas, training their bodies, and preparing their minds. What you get is a band with whip-smart songwriting, an ace rhythm section, and epic rock ‘n' roll leads pulling out all the stops and going for broke. Warbling between a freak mix of ‘70s classic rock, early ‘80s alternative, and unmistakable Texas punk grit, Sweet Talk navigate their influences well while creating something unmistakably their own.

- AV - ESTR Outtakes/Remixes LP (Hit & Run)
This new twelve song vinyl-only album by Teebs represents a collection of ideas from 2014-2015 that was previously spread out between his works both in the visual world and through music label Brainfeeder.
AV - ESTR Outtakes/Remixes contains music heretofore released only on cassette format in 2014, plus new songs recorded circa creation of his ESTARA album, and three remixes that came about organically during that time from Co. Fee, Odd Nosdam and Hominid. Limited copies on red vinyl.
– Moon Lit Our Path 2xLP (Prosthetic)
Release last June on CD – now available on vinyl. After making waves with their debut album
On The Steps Of The Temple, Arizona-based instrumental duo Tempel return with their sophomore album, The Moon Lit Our Path. The release consists of five colossal tracks that fuse haunting blackened post-metal melodies with progressive accents and atmospheric tinges.
Trans FX
– Into The Blu LP (K)
The Trans FX project features hard edge Olympia, WA music alumns Scott Young (GAG) and Chris Mcdonnell (Family Stoned) with appearances by Hayes Waring and Dave Harvey (Sex/Vid, BTPNLSL, Tight Bros From Way Back When). Recorded by the seminal Olympia engineer Captain Tripps Ballsington (Milk Music, Cairo Pythian),
Into To The Blu continues the Olympia tradition of a singular artist blazing trails for others to soon follow.
Various Artists
– Clarks In Jamaica LP (VP)
Clarks In Jamaica is a photo essay bv reggae historian Al Fingers that explores the longstanding love affair that Jamaicans have with Clarks brand shoes. The Clarks In Jamaica album, compiled by Al Fingers presents twenty dancehall classics demonstrating how Clarks are an integral part of the reggae lifestyle.
– Star Wars LP+MP3 (ANTI-)
Limited white vinyl LP pressing in gatefold sleeve, with digital download that contains exclusive bonus live material. Wilco's ninth studio album and it's first since 2011's
The Whole Love. "Because Wilco sounds about 85% committed to a truly new idea, Star Wars is their strongest record in a decade; and if Wilco have another truly great one in them, history strongly suggests it'll be devoted to sounding nothing like Star Wars." – Pitchfork
Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention
– One Size Fits All [Reissue/1975] LP (Zappa Records)
Originally released in 1975,
One Size Fits All was Zappa's final album with the Mothers of Invention line-up, featuring guest vocals by Johnny 'Guitar' Watson on two tracks, "San Ber'dino" and "Andy." HQ-180gm.
- Show Us The Fire LP (Immune)
Zelienople exist as a unique entry in the pantheon of Chicago musicians pushing the boundaries of genre. The quartet takes basic song-structures and textural palates of folk and rock and infuses them with the spontaneous fluidity of jazz and the shimmering haze of ambient music, emphasizing subtle facets of each genre to create their own individual style. Zelienople have been an active part of Chicago's rich musical landscape for nearly fifteen years.
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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Live In No Particular Order: 2009 – 2014 3xLP+MP3 (Community Music)
First physical release of the sprawling live album celebrating seven years of live shows, initially released exclusively as a digital download on BitTorrent. Features more than two hours of music from performances around the world, including favorites such as "Home" and "40 Day Dream."
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
– No No No LP (4AD)
Standard black vinyl version. "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
– Sonic Scapes & Weedy Grooves LP (Emetic)
The debut offering from Polish bong-masters Belzebong. A riff-charged and heavy dose of full-on lung-hacking stoner heaviness. "The band drowns themselves in a sea of distortion, fuzz and enough bottom-end to cure the worst case of constipation—in other words this music will make you sh*t."—Doommantia

Black Wing
– Is Doomed LP+MP3 (The Flenser)
New release by this solo project from Dan Barrett, the man behind Connecticut-based Have a Nice Life, Giles Corey, Enemies List and countless other endeavors. Gloomy yet uplifting, heavy while ambient, overwhelming yet alluring.

Circus Devils
– Girl In Space b/w Sunflower Wildman 7" (Happy Jack Rock)
Exclusive A-side track "Girl In Space" backed with "Sunflower Wildman" from Circus Devils’ forthcoming LP
Stomping Grounds (which is due October 23).
Gussie Clarke
– From The Foundation 2xLP (VP)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. From one of reggae's most successful producers comes this 18-song anthology from the vaults from his Music Works and Gussie labels.
From The Foundation celebrates the legacy of Augustus Gussie Clarke, the careers he launched and guided and the classic hits that resulted.
The package contains a newly produced documentary video titled "Gussie Clarke: From The Foundation" which includes vintage footage and rare interviews chronicling the highlights of an amazing musical career.

The Dear Hunter
– Act IV: Rebirth In Paradise 2xLP (Equal Vision)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The release of
Act IV marks the long-awaited continuation of the band's six album concept series chronicling the story of a boy at the turn of the century, only referred to as "The Dear Hunter." The Dear Hunter is the main project of multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter Casey Crescenzo. From the beginning, it was a high-concept project: Casey mapped out multi-page treatments for a six-album story arc about the birth, life, and abrupt death of a boy, set at the dawn of the 20th century. HQ-180gm color vinyl pressing.
– Allas Sak LP (Mexican Summer)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Dungen frontman/mastermind Gustav Ejstes has been making music for nearly twenty years—at first for himself, then eventually and inevitably for all of us. As a teenager in rural Sweden, he became obsessed with hip-hop and sampling, and eventually, ‘60s pop and psychedelia. He took up guitar and bass, drums and keyboard and even flute, then took to his grandmother’s basement to put it all on tape. It’s been five years since the last Dungen album, 2010’s
Skit I Allt, which is by far the longest interval between releases for a band that proved especially prolific and inspired during the 2000s. Allas Sak picks up where Dungen’s previous album left off, but somehow it sounds bolder and livelier, feistier yet more focused. Allas Sak is about everyday matters: family, friends, the fine texture of life. Common but never mundane, these subjects anchor the music in the here and now, while the music lends a certain grandeur to ordinary moments.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
- Live In No Particular Order: 2009 – 2014 3xLP+MP3 (Community Music)
First physical release of the sprawling live album celebrating seven years of live shows, initially released exclusively as a digital download on BitTorrent. Features more than two hours of music from performances around the world, including favorites such as "Home" and "40 Day Dream."

– Stem Together LP (Fire Talk)
Perth, Australia-based duo Erasers weave hazy psych swirls, churning rhythm and pastel vocals into dense grooving floral compositions, recalling a variety of our favorite "slow psych" influencers. Think a mellowed out Peaking Lights meets Pocahaunted.

Glen Hansard
– Didn’t He Ramble LP+MP3 (ANTI)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Didn’t He Ramble is Hansard’s most intimate and elegant record since his work in Once and features guest appearances by John Sheahan (Dubliners), Sam Beam (Iron And Wine) and Sam Amidon. Glen Hansard is the celebrated principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for the influential Irish group The Frames. Whether busking the streets of Dublin, where he got his start, or headlining a gig, Hansard has garnered a reputation as an unparalleled frontman. He is also one half of the acclaimed duo The Swell Season. In 2007, he and Czech songstress Markéta Irglová took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly" off the Once soundtrack. In 2013, the Broadway adaptation, Once The Musical, won eight Tony Awards including the top musical prize. Most recently, Hansard has won critical acclaim for his moving interpretations of the songs of Jason Molina of Songs:Ohia.
Zeus B. Held
– Vinyl Collection LP (Medical Records)
Zeus is a well-known and acclaimed German musician and producer also made famous for producing Gina X Performance. Zeus first began his musical career in the mid-1970s with the German prog rock group Birth Control. Subsequently, he recorded three solo albums:
Zeus’ Amusement (1978), Europium (1980) and Attack Time (1981). He performed a number of interesting live shows supporting the albums all over Europe using a number instruments such as Fender Rhodes, Hohner Clavinet, Hammond Organ, Poly and Minimoog, ARP sequencers and most importantly, a Sennheiser Vocoder VSM 201 among other various instruments. His musical influences ranged from Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson to Kraftwerk and Steve Reich. HQ-180gm color vinyl.
– Dark Night Sweet Light 2xLP+MP3 (Nettwerk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Following up from their hugely successful 2012 record
HyperParadise, the new effort from the Australian electronica duo dives head first into a vocal-led world of hip hop sounds, Latin rhythms, and huge trap-heavy percussion. Often straddling between the worlds of illumination and shadows, the aptly titled release truly celebrates the pair's unique take on future beats. Clear/orange vinyl.
Benji Hughes
– Shark Attack b/w Mama, I’m A Zombie 7"+MP3 (Merge)
Benji Hughes – Freak Friday Blues b/w Jazz x 10 7"+MP3 (Merge)
"Why should you buy a new bikini, when you don’t need a bikini at all?" Good vibes are important to Benji Hughes, and he brings them in spades with two limited edition 7"s.

Andrew Kidman
– Litmus [OST/Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Anthology Recordings)
Andrew Kidman – Glass Love [OST/Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Anthology Recordings)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. As part Anthology Recordings’ Surf Archive series, we celebrate the soundtracks to Andrew Kidman’s classic 1996 film
Litmus alongside his 2006 follow up Glass Love. Litmus, Andrew Kidman’s first avant-garde surf film, served as a soulful reaction to the pop-punk progression that dominated the "alternative" mainstream. The outcome of the "one-and-done" sessions was a lo-fi, rustic, experimental rock ‘n’ roll sound, adding a rough-around-the-edges ambiance to the surf scenes that span Ireland, Australia, California, and South Africa. Additional contributions from Galaxie 500, Yothu Yindi and The Screaming Orphans diversify the score. Kidman released his second film, Glass Love, ten years later.
B.B. King
– Deuces Wild [Reixxue/1997] 2xLP (Geffen)
Issued for the first time on vinyl, King’s 35
th solo album is released as a special gatefold edition HQ-180gm double vinyl. The set features King performing duets with a series of noted partners, including Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones and D'Angelo amongst others.
– Rest In Paradise LP (Hit City USA)
Third album from the new wave-inspired pop rock duo from Los Angeles. Kisses consists of Jesse Kivel (vocals/lead guitarist) and Zinzi Edmundson (instrumentals/keyboardist). They released their debut album,
The Heart Of The Nightlife, in November 2010. Their second album, Kids In L.A., followed three years later. The band has received critical kudos in the US and UK, having been written up for Pitchfork, AllMusic and other respected sites.
Legendary Shack Shakers
– Southern Surreal LP (Alternative Tentacles)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The infamous, explosive Southern wrecking crew The Legendary Shack Shakers are back with a brand new full-length titled The Southern Surreal. Their first release in five years, the album lands on the band’s 20th anniversary and is their Alternative Tentacles debut. The infamous, explosive Southern wrecking crew The Legendary Shack Shakers are back with a brand new full-length titled
The Southern Surreal. Their first release in five years, the album lands on the band’s 20th anniversary and is their Alternative Tentacles debut.
Little Boots
– Working Girl LP+CD (Dim Mak)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Dance-pop sensation Little Boots delights with her third LP,
Working Girl, produced by Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco, super producer Ariel Rechtshaid, SZA collaborator Patrick Lukens, MNDR's Pete Wade, and Com Truise. Filled with her signature airy vocals, uplifting melodies and clean interplay between synths and beats, the 13-song album pulls at the parameters of pop but remains true to its indie dance core. HQ-180gm color vinyl includes copy on CD.
Roger Lion
– Roger Lion LP+MP3 (Team Love)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. As Roger Lion, Joe Pernice and Josh "Budo" Karp make acoustic music for a hip-hop world.

– Live 2xLP (Jazz Village)
In 1975, following the departure of Jannick Top and almost all original members of the group, Magma was reborn from the ashes with a rejuvenated ambition. This live recording, which took place in June of 1975 at the Olympia Tavern, captures Christian Vander at the top of his artistic game and features a mind-blowing performance from Didier Lockwood, whose violin adds an extra dimension to the profound originality of this superb double album.

– Once More Around The Sun [2014] 2xLP (Reprise)
Limited double transparent green and solid white colored vinyl LP pressing of Mastodon’s 2014 album.

John Mayer
– Heavier Things [Reissue/2003] LP (Sony)
Mayer’s massively popular second album is back in print on vinyl.

– Remixes 2x12" (Mute)
Several tracks from Martin Gore’s instrumental solo album get the remix treatment on this double-12" vinyl EP. It also includes two brand new tracks not featured on the main album. The album’s focus track, "Europa Hymn," gets the Andy Stott treatment whilst album highlight "Pinking" is remixed by Martin/Depeche collaborator Christoffer Berg. The final remix comes from Virgil Enzinger for the track "Brink."

– Halloween Dream EP 7"+MP3 (Native Sound)
Kristina Esfandiari is Miserable. Former vocalist of Bay Area shoe gazers, Whirr, Kristina writes and performs a brand of moving and evocative music that oozes with nostalgia. Over the course of four tracks, Esfandiari's powerful voice and poignant compositions swell into soundscapes both haunting and wistful. Opaque orange vinyl.

– Secret In The Dark LP (Other Music)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. A blend of organic ‘70s-styled left field disco, ‘80s art-pop, and much more,
Secret In The Dark is a distinctly New York album with a breezy Mediterranean heart. It's soulful, arty, and a ton of fun.
Mount Moriah
- Calvander & Baby Blue (Garage Demo) b/w Plane (Live) 7"+MP3 (Merge)
Mount Moriah return with a three-song 7" in advance of the follow-up to
Miracle Temple. "Calvander" adds sprightly horns to the beauty of Heather McEntire’s powerful voice as she narrates a fierce journey toward redemption. A demo "garage rock" version of new live favorite "Baby Blue" and the band’s intimate performance of "Plane" at Raleigh’s Fletcher Opera House during the 2013 Hopscotch Festival round out this release.
My Chemical Romance
– I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love [Reissue/2002] LP (Reprise)
HQ-180gm vinyl repress. My Chemical Romance’s debut has a raw sound that has guitar riffs, very energetic vocals and occasional screaming. Despite being sold under the post-hardcore and alternative rock genres, it is often considered an emo album with strong influences, from punk rock, hardcore punk and some influences from heavy metal.

New Found Glory
– Resurrection: Ascension 2xLP (Hopeless)
Latest from pop-punk mainstays New Found Glory. The album is packed with seven new tracks including the new single "Vicious Love" featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore.

New Order
– Restless 12" (Mute)
First single from
Music Complete by New Order including extended version of title track plus remixes by Andrew Weatherall and Agoria.
– Angels Fall First [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Spinefarm)
Nightwish – Oceanhorn [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Spinefarm)
Nightwish – Wishmaster [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Spinefarm)
Nightwish – Over The Hills And Far Away [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Spinefarm)
Nightwish – Century Child [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Spinefarm)
Several early titles from the Finnish symphonic metal band are back in print on vinyl.

Richard Papiercuts
– If LP (Ever/Never)
Influenced in equal measure by both sides of the street and the top and bottom of the charts, Richard Papiercuts’
If sets a new standard for ambitious pop music on a shoestring budget. Meticulously recorded throughout New York City over the course of a turbulent year, Papiercuts and co. traffic in shades of light and dark. Like a master of ceremonies at an underground cabaret, Papiercuts—a mystery man of uncertain origin and pedigree—is an expert guide to the many quandaries of a modern metropolitan existence.
– Drag 7" (Total Punk)
Predator has been kicking around the Atlanta punk scene for quite some time, and though there early releases were really good I feel with 2013’s
Complete Earth LP they finally nailed down the formula. In a punk scene rich with talent Predator is the band to beat. Minimal, dark, Wire/Agnew influenced punk tunes with deadpan vocal delivery and incredibly strong production.
Elvis Presley
– ELIV1S 30 #1 Hits [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (RCA)
ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits is a 2002 greatest hits collection of songs by rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley that reached #1 on the Australian, United Kingdom and United States albums charts. It is the first Elvis Presley album to feature the remix of "A Little Less Conversation" by Junkie XL that was released earlier in the year and reached #1 in the UK and Australia. This style of compilation, dovetailing #1 hits from the two largest record markets in the world, was inspired by the Beatles' 1, which had become a worldwide hit in 2000.
Red Fetish
– Derangement Of Synapses LP (Medical Records)
Medical Records presents a hand-picked selection of home recorded demos from Stoke, UK’s Red Fetish. Armed with a Korg 770, Yamaha CS10, Korg Rhythm 55, a guitar here and there and a Teac 244 four track recorder, the band consisted of Neale James Potts and Mike Richardson. Red Fetish featured members from All The Madmen and Decades By Night and later evolved into The Cone and Tiger Club. These tracks were recorded in 1982-83 and all culled from various cassettes that the band recorded. The tracks for this special release (technically not a reissue) were hand picked by Medical Records out of a large demo collection (often multiple versions of certain songs). Red Fetish was heavily influenced by UK late ‘70 s new wave as well as rock staples such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Hawkwind. The songs are built from very minimal and sparse synth lines yet the overall feel is interestingly dense and warm. HQ-180gm red and white vinyl.

– Signals [Reissue/1982] LP (Mercury)
Remastered on HQ-200gm, heavyweight vinyl at Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters.
Signals, originally released in 1982, marked the band's increase use of electronic instrumentation, especially sequencers and electric violin (played by Ben Mink).
The Suburban Homes
– Conformity In The U.K. b/w Television Spies 7" (Total Punk)
‘78-‘82 UK punk done with a very modern feel and perspective.

Teenage Time Killers
– Greatest Hits Vol. 1 2xLP+CD (Rise)
The long-gestating brainchild of Corrosion Of Conformity founder/drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin, guitarist Mick Murphy (My Ruin, The Birds Of Satan, Neanderthal) and producer John "Lou" Lousteau,
Greatest Hits Vol. 1 features 20 concise seismic shocks created by an all-star line up of punk and metal veterans spanning decades. (Limited copies pressed on black/grey color vinyl.)
The Turnpike Troubadours
– The Turnpike Troubadours LP (Bossier City)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Turnpike Troubadours self-titled album features the quintet’s signature blend of roots rock, folk, and raw country played with grit, passion, and conviction.

Weyes Blood
– Cardamom Times 12" (Mexican Summer)
Cardamom Times alters tropes of classicist folk arrangements wtih echo chambers, flutes, organ, and manipulated tapes to locate 'timeless romance' in the face of digital envelopment and urban decay. Weyes Blood channels the domestic hymns of Sybille Baier through the lens of Baltimore's recent experimentalism; the devotional drones of Terry Riley accompanied by the voices of the Sacre Coeur.
Wild Ones
– Heatwave LP (Top Shelf)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sporting a lush and well-rounded sound that is incredibly infectious, Wild Ones' pick up where they left off with
Keep It Safe’s melancholy pop, and add some attitude.
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
– Harmlessness 2xLP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Founded by guitarist/singer Derrick Shanholtzer-Dvorak, guitarist/singer Tyler Bussey, and bassist Josh Cyr in 2009 in the post-industrial mill town of Willimantic, Connecticut, The World Is A Beautiful Place’s early records were atmospheric, impressionistic tone-poems, balanced somewhere between the twilit emo of American Football and Christie Front Drive and the pensive, mood-heavy post-rock of The Appleseed Cast and Yo La Tengo. Their new album,
Harmlessness, is a breakthrough for a band that has built a following crafting striking melodies, poignant narratives, and confident, compelling songs out of their own complicated and imaginative aesthetic. It ranges from the hushed folk of opener "You Can’t Live Here Forever" to the epic, grandiose "Mount Hum" – spanning the bedroom pop of the band’s salad days to the sweeping scope of 2013’s Whenever, If Ever, and beyond.
– Stop Giving 12"+MP3 (Robotic Empire)
Miami, Florida's Wrong formed from the ashes of Capsule and debut with the absolutely pummeling
Stop Giving EP. With an emphasis on bludgeon and groove, it's hard not to compare their first recordings to heyday-era Helmet. But Wrong brings their own dissonance, atmosphere and attitude in a massive combination of power and skill. This is truly an impressive first effort, and preludes a full-length due on Robotic Empire later this year.
Xiu Xiu
– Fabulous Muscles [Reissue/2004] LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
Previously out of print, 2004's
Fabulous Muscles has been remastered for vinyl. Xiu Xiu’s best selling and most critically acclaimed album includes "I Luv The Valley OH!," "Crank Heart," "Clowne Towne" and more. The music is drawn from British post punk and synth pop, modern Western classical, noise and experimental music, Asian percussion music, American folk, torch singers, house, techno and 1950s rock ‘n’ roll. There are sounds used to rhythmically push some songs forward in a Top 40 way but with fewer straight beats. Noise restrictions also led to more use of single, quiet acoustic instruments. Limited HQ-180gm color vinyl.
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Peter Gabriel
– 1 [Reissue/1977] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
– 2 [Reissue/1978] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
– 3 [Reissue/1980] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
– 4 [Reissue/1982] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
Limited numbered double HQ-180gm vinyl LP (half-speed remastered) pressings in gatefold sleeves, including download cards with a choice of hi-res 24-bit/96k or 16-bit/44.1k files.
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Cheap Trick
-Cheap Trick [Reissue/1977] LP (Epic)
-Heaven Tonight [Reissue/1978] LP (Epic)
-The Dream Police [Reissue/1979] LP (Epic)
HQ-180gm reissues of three classic and essential rock 'n' roll albums.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
– Evil Proclaimed LP (Hells Headbangers)
Released last April on CD – now available on vinyl. Legendary black/death heretics Abominator return from suspended animation with their highly-anticipated comeback album.

– Confessions LP (Revival)
Released last April on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the North Carolina rock & roll veterans.

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm
– Loon 12" (Erased Tapes)
Loon is a five-track EP that was recorded in autumn 2014 across five days at Nils's Durton Studio in Berlin, and continues with the ambient sounds of Stare but with the addition of more percussive elements and dub influences. For Loon they wired the Oberheim 4 Voice and a Korg PS3100 to the patch bay/mixing desk and performed live takes. With all four hands on its pots, all mixes were recorded straight onto 2-track ½-inch tape.
– Into The Sun 2xLP (Amorphous)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On
Into The Sun, Bassnectar delivers 16 new pieces of amorphous music -- a diverse journey through sparkling melodic downtempo to shimmering hype music to mutated indie rock re-cuts to renegade deep house caught in a trap to blistering bass music explosions -- plus a continuous mix bonus disc of all original songs and remixes entitled Mixtape 13. Double red and white color vinyl.
David Bowie
– Space Oddity b/w Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud [Reissue/1969/1975] 7" (Rhino/Parlophone)
th Anniversary picture disc. While the original 1969 issue on Philips gave Bowie his first Top 5 hit on the UK singles chart, and the 1973 US re-release reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973, it was the 1975 RCA reissue which furnished Bowie with his first ever UK #1 single.
Jackson Browne/David Lindley
- Live At The Main Point 15th August 1973 2xLP (Echoes)
When Jackson Browne released his debut self-titled album in January of 1972, his acutely profound and disarming sincerity won him immediate critical acclaim. The 23-year-old singer/songwriter followed the album with his first promotional tour, stopping on August 15, 1973, at Philadelphia's Main Point. This appearance, alongside David Lindley, was his second headline performance at the coffee house; his first appearance there was in November 1971, opening for Bonnie Raitt, with subsequent shows alongside Chris Smither and Mike d'Abo in 1972. Echoes is delighted to present the entire WBCN-FM radio broadcast of this exquisite 1973 performance from two of America's finest songwriters and instrumentalists. Digitally remastered with detailed liner notes and photos.

The Butterscotch Cathedral
– The Butterscotch Cathedral LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
The Butterscotch Cathedral is the new psychedelic studio project from Matt Rendon (The Resonars, Lenguas Largas) with Chris Ayers and Jim Waters. Featuring three tracks total (side one is one 18-min sidelong track, and side two contains "Loud Heavy Sun" and the 17-minute suite "Lisa's Dream") the project is Rendon's homage to the great '60s & '70s concept records from bands like The Who and The Beach Boys, both of whom Rendon cite as an influence.

Cheap Trick
– Cheap Trick [Reissue/1977] LP (Epic)
Cheap Trick – Heaven Tonight [Reissue/1978] LP (Epic)
Cheap Trick - The Dream Police [Reissue/1979] LP (Epic)
HQ-180gm reissues of three classic and essential rock 'n' roll albums.

Damu The Fudgemunk
– How It Should Sound 3 LP (Redefinition Sound)
Damu The Fudgemunk – How It Should Sound 4 LP (Redefinition Sound)
Damu The Fudgemunk – How It Should Sound 5 LP (Redefinition Sound)
This is instrumental hip-hop that stays true to it's roots whilst building on tradition, the crack and pop of old vinyl nestled contentedly in layered compositions that knock, swing, and groove. Relax and enjoy: perhaps unsurprisingly, it sounds just like it should.

DJ Spinn
– Off That Loud 12" (Hyperdub)
Debut EP from one of the founders of Chicago's Teklife crew.

Dredd Foole
– In Quest Of Tense [1994] LP (Feeding Tube)
First vinyl edition of the 1994 debut by Dredd Foole (Dan Ireton) -- a masterpiece of weird, improvisation-based electric folk. Echo-soaked, massively-skronked, glossalalic to the point of no return, dealing in a form only previously mastered by Tim Buckley on
Lorca and Blue Afternoon.
Family Of The Year
– Family Of The Year LP+MP3 (Nettwerk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Recorded in Berlin and back home in Los Angeles, Family Of The Year's new eponymous album delivers an exciting musical progression with a more electric sound than previous releases. The indie group gained notoriety with "Hero" from 2012's
Loma Vista and its featured appearance in the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe winning film Boyhood. "With the success of 'Hero,' we knew that more people were going to hear the new album. We were all about moving forward and making something new. We didn't try to make a reactionary record or try to recreate anything we'd done in the past, we just wrote the same way we always have. We went into the studio and recorded songs that were dear to us and pushed ourselves to make something that we love," stated lead singer/guitarist Joe Keefe.
Peter Gabriel
– 1 [Reissue/1977] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
Peter Gabriel – 2 [Reissue/1978] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
Peter Gabriel – 3 [Reissue/1980] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
Peter Gabriel – 4 [Reissue/1982] 2xLP+MP3 (Real World)
Limited numbered double HQ-180gm vinyl LP (half-speed remastered) pressings in gatefold sleeves, including download cards with a choice of hi-res 24-bit/96k or 16-bit/44.1k files.

Judy Garland
– Miss Show Business [Reissue/1955] LP (Capitol)
Judy Garland – Judy At Carnegie Hall [Reissue/1961] 2xLP (Capitol)
Judy Garland/Liza Minelli – Live At The London Palladium [Reissue/1965] 2xLP (Capitol)
Judy Garland was born Frances Ethel Gumm in 1922. She was renowned for her vocals and attained international stardom which continued throughout a career that spanned more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on concert stages. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the remake of
A Star Is Born and for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1961 film Judgment At Nuremberg.
Goat Semen
– Ego Sum Sathana LP (Hells Headbangers)
Released last April on CD – now available on vinyl. At ground zero of the rebirth and resurgence of South American black/death at the dawn of the new millennium, these Peruvian devils delivered one of the most classic demos ever with their self-titled 2002 demo, which has seen countless re-editions in the past decade. Like a veritable travelogue across the history of South American metal barbarity the past three decades,
Ego Sum Sathana surges and gnashes with all the hellfire and hatred the continent's black/death is world renowned for.
Trevor Hall
– Kala 2xLP (Vanguard/Concord Music Group)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Written in Hawaii and recorded in L.A.,
Kala marks the final chapter in a trilogy that chronicles Trevor's spiritual and musical journey over the past few years. "Kala," which means 'time' in Sanskrit, embodies the very essence of time, permeating in each of the album's tracks.
– Evolution LP (Pavement Music)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. (Hed)p.e. has their sights firmly set on the New World Order and they are using their brand of hardcore to bring it down. While early (Hed)p.e. albums found them mixed up in the rock & roll lifestyle, the group have been reborn to become the voice for a movement that empowers the youth and explores Secret World History, and at the same time promotes unity and political activism. Always pushing the envelope, (Hed)p.e.'s new album
Evolution is built on heavy dark riffs and deep, solid grooves.
– Odyssey 2xLP (Rise Above)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Big of moustache and tight of trouser, Horisont drink from the bottomless wellspring of inspiration that's been bubbling up through the layers of time since the birth of the blues – or Blue Oyster Cult at the very least. Theirs is a sound that harks back to the dawn of the '70s, when a new clutch of heads decided it was time to harsh the '60s hippies' mellow and paint it black; those years when the twin spirit of hard rock and prog rose to redefine sound.

Rolfe Kent
– Sideways [OST/2004] LP (Silva Screen)
Multi award-winning film
Sideways was the surprise box office hit of 2004 and its story of two disillusioned forty-somethings on a wine infused road trip around California still holds a unique mixture of comedy and pathos. Rolfe Kent's jazz inflected soundtrack accompanies them on their journey, its subtle lightness of touch the perfect accompaniment to their mid-life crises. Pressed on HQ-180gm burgundy vinyl.
B.B. King
– United Western Recorders Hollywood LA, October 1 1972 LP (Hi Hat)
In the early 1970s, B.B. King was basking in the glow of crossover success, with his brand of soulful blues reaching all audiences, not just African-American ones. In this 75-minute radio broadcast from October 1, 1972, his stinging guitar runs through a mix of old and new classics, from his mid-'50s R&B hit "Everyday I Have The Blues" to Leon Russell's "Hummingbird."

Mark Lanegan
– Houston Publishing Demos 2002 LP (Ipecac)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Houston Publishing Demos 2002 is a 12-track collection of primarily unreleased material. The album represents a unique stage of Lanegan's solo work as his time with the Screaming Trees came to a close. Randall Jamail of Justice Records helped produce the album. A press release explains that the 12-song effort was, as the title implies, recorded back in 2002. It's a significant time period for Lanegan, as this roughly lines up with the then-recent breakup of longtime band Screaming Trees. Though Lanegan had prepped solo albums in the early '90s, a press release notes that these demos were made while "Lanegan was in the early years of his solo offerings."
Le Club des Chats
- Wat, Wat, Wat? 7" (Dymaxion Groove)
An amazing 4-song 7" picture disc from this French glue wave collective featuring art by singer Maia Rogers.

Sam Lee & Friends
– Fade In Time LP (The Nest Collective)
Released in June on CD – now available on vinyl. Nominated for the UK's Mercury Music Prize for his debut album in 2012, Sam Lee is an outstanding singer and song collector. Lee is a 21st-century artist, collecting new versions of old songs on his iPhone and laptop, but his repertoire is full of history. He is the driving force behind the eclectic, award-winning folk club The Nest Collective, which has brought traditional music to new stages and venues, and founder of a burgeoning song collectors' movement that inspires a new generation of performers to draw on living source singers. Impassioned and hugely ambitious in scope,
The Fade In Time is a major statement from an artist and group extending the borders of their music beyond its national boundaries to encompass Bollywood beats, Polynesian textures and contemporary classical music.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
– Live In 1967 2xLP (Forty Below)
Released in April on CD – now available on vinyl. In 1967, before there was a Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood were John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. The four musicians were only together for three months, which makes it even more remarkable that a staunch fan from Holland was able to sneak a one channel reel-to-reel tape recorder into five London clubs and capture this exciting glimpse into music history. For almost fifty years these tapes have remained unheard until John recently got them and began restoring them.

Menace Beach
- Super Transporterreum LP+MP3 (Memphis Industries)
"A supergroup that features core members Ryan Needham (formerly of Komakino) and Liza Violet (of Department M) as well as a rotating line-up that has included Pulled Apart By Horses and Hookworms, the band's sound is equally as eclectic,
Super Transporterreum melding surf-pop and noisy punk atop a solid garage-rock foundation." -- Stereogum
– Above The High Rays LP (Feeding Tube)
"Miaux is the operating handle of Belgium's Mia Price. Most of her prior recordings have been issued by Dennis Tyfus' Ultra Eczema label, but after catching her set at 2014's Bruismelk festival, Feeding Tube had to 'have' her new record. Unlike other known works, whereon Miaux is a mistress of elaborate keyboard shenanigans that border on the gothic,
Above The High Rays brims with music of a very soundtrack-y nature. It mixes Neo-Eastern percussion symbiography with floating swathes of parachute color, all of it presumably birthed from Mia's hands and keys. It's easy to imagine a Jodorowksy carnival scene, shot like the opening of Welles' Touch Of Evil, while this album spins. It is soaked with a haunted, lonely quality that touches the edges of mystery like a torch. Cover art and one side of etchings by Mr. Tyfus, himself. The tears you shed will be your own."—Byron Coley
Walter Mitty & His Makeshift Orchestra
– Well Soon 10"+MP3/Cassette (Lauren)
Walter Mitty & His Makeshift Orchestra – Overwhelmed And Underdressed 10"+MP3/Cassette (Lauren)
Walter Mitty & His Makeshift Orchestra – Cliche Definitions Of Success 7"/Cassette (Lauren)
Walter Mitty & His Makeshift Orchestra was formed as a loose collective by Walter, songwriter and wannabe cult leader. Being spread among the West Coast hasn't stopped this band from creating instant classics, and doing lengthy tours that have runs with bands like Modern Baseball. Acoustic guitars, makeshift percussion, and lyrics that remind you how bad things are but for some reason leave you feeling better in the end.

– Key Change LP+MP3 (Heavy Sheet)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Performer, producer, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Dominic Mocky Salole rose to prominence in the Berlin electronic scene of the mid-2000s, releasing three acclaimed solo albums, co-writing and producing classics like Jamie Lidell's
Multiply (2005) and Feist's The Reminder (2007), and making waves on stage with close collaborators (and fellow Canadians) Peaches, Feist, and Chilly Gonzales. A critical favorite, his 2009 album Saskamodie was described by Pitchfork as an exceptionally musical album -- there's no other word for it -- that could fail to seduce only the hardest of hearing, or the hardest of hearts. Key Change documents Mocky's move from the musical community of Berlin to that of L.A., and reflects the city's underground jazz and psychedelic scene.
– Paramatma [2010] 2xLP (Hit & Run)
After two years of toiling, Mono/Poly debuted his first full-length release,
Paramatma, in 2010. The album is a mix of dub-step beats, astral soundscapes, Eastern philosophy, metaphysics, and politics. Paramatma has a range of sound that is as cohesive as it is open to experimentation, and the album is less individual tracks and more elements of a musical journey.
Stephan O'Malley
– Eternelle Idole 2xLP (Shelter Press)
On his latest release, drone-lord Stephen O'Malley utilizes modular synthesizers and programming as key elements for much of the composition, alongside eerie keyboard and piano phrases, clavichord, guitars, and field recordings. Three-sides of music on white vinyl.

Oingo Boingo
– Dead Man's Party [Reissue/1985] LP (Geffen)
Dead Man's Party is the fifth album by Oingo Boingo, released in 1985 and produced by Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek. In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the album, it has been reissued on color vinyl, featuring "Weird Science," which was written specifically for the film of the same name.
Bobby (Boris) Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers
– The Original Monster Mash [Reissue/1962] LP (Polydor)
The Original Monster Mash is considered a classic when it comes to Halloween music. It was recorded and released in late 1962, following the success of Pickett's "Monster Mash" single. Purple vinyl.
- Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires LP (Dub Mir)
Rids The World Of The Curse Of The Vampires not only ably displays Scientist's varied approach, but also clocks in as one of his best outings. Scientist keeps things lively with plenty of reverb and echo-treated percussion, ghostly piano parts, video game sound effects, and other wobbly interjections from the mixing board. The record's expert evocation of the Halloween spirit also includes some fiendishly-voiced intros, the cover art's cartoon potpourri of horror film characters, and the dubious claim made in the liner notes that Scientist mixed it all at midnight on Friday the 13th.
– 10 Thermidor 10"+MP3 (Lauren)
Shinobu is a fantastic band that has been making a mess of indie rock (the Pavement-one, not the boring-dance-music one) for a decade and a half. Their latest release,
10 Thermidor, is an instant classic cloaked in freakouts, anxiety and darkness, simultaneously invigorating and terrifying. Features past/current members of Hard Girls, Bomb The Music Industry, Classics Of Love, Bruce Lee Band, and more.
– Elements 3x12" (Werkdisc/Ninja Tune)
Triple 12" release is split into three sections -- 14 tracks total. A perfect fit for fans of Actress or Helena Hauff.

Sly5thAve & The Clubcasa Chamber Orchestra
– Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe b/w Get Free 7" (Kooyman)
Sly5thAve, the composer, arranger and producer is found re-working classics from Kendrick Lamar and Major Lazer on "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" and "Get Free," respectively. "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe," the cult anthem from Kendrick's debut
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, gets a full on, blown-out, orchestral horns revamp, sending Lamar's original verses and melodies soaring through Sly's brass and woodwinds.
– Alfred Hitchcock Presents Music To Be Murdered By [Reissue/1958] LP (Capitol)
When Alfred Hitchcock was at the peak of his popularity, thanks to his TV series,
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, someone came up with the wonderful idea of Hitch narrating an easy-listening album filled with black humor. Hitch provides his usual droll commentary while his musical director, Hollywood veteran Jeff Alexander, conducts creepy arrangements.
– Edward Scissorhands [Reissue/1990] LP (Geffen)
Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. The soundtrack is the fourth feature film collaboration between director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman. In addition to Elfman's music, three Tom Jones songs also appear.

– Weird Science [Reissue/1985] LP (Geffen)
Weird Science is a 1985 American teen comic science fiction film written and directed by John Hughes. The soundtrack is packed with new wave and post-punk gems from artists like Killing Joke, Wall Of Voodoo, The Lords Of The New Church, Kim Wilde, and OMD, providing the film with a bit of bite. The film's theme song, "Weird Science," was performed by Oingo Boingo and written by the band's frontman Danny Elfman.
The Souljazz Orchestra
– Resistance LP (Strut)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Canada's Afro/Latin/Tropical collective, The Souljazz Orchestra, return with a powerhouse new album that sees the ensemble exploring some new sonic territory.

Sylvain The Librarian
– Staff Only No Vikings LP (Dymaxion Groove)
Second release from Marseilles artist Sylvain Chuzeville (former frontman of Ex-Magnolia), incorporating melodica, vintage synths, and a variety of other instruments to create an enticing mix of ambience that all somehow works cohesively thanks to the songwriting brilliance and lack of pretension from the artist himself.

Teenage Time Killers
– Greatest Hits Vol. 1 2xLP+CD (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The long-gestating brainchild of Corrosion Of Conformity founder/drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin, guitarist Mick Murphy (My Ruin, The Birds of Satan, Neanderthal) and producer John "Lou" Lousteau, Teenage Time Killers'
Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is 20 concise seismic shocks created by an all-star line up of punk and metal legends spanning decades. Joining Reed on drums and Mick on guitar on the album's 20 mostly original tracks and few covers of underground classics (including the Rudimentary Peni deep cut that inspired the project's title) includes: Jello Biafra, Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear of Foo Fighters, Nick Oliveri, Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Tommy Victor of Prong and Danzig, Lee Ving of Fear, Mike "IX" Williams of Eyehategod, Mullin's Corrosion Of Conformity band mates Mike Dean and Woody Weatherman, Karl Agell and many more. Black and grey color vinyl.
Peter Tosh
– Soon Come LP (Keyhole)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Digitally remastered reissue of 1979 concert featuring "Stepping Razor," "Legalize It," "Get Up Stand Up" and more.

– Tuxedo Remixes 12" (Stones Throw)
Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One's collaborative album Tuxedo gets remixed by Kaytranada (Warp Records), Battlecat (legendary West Coast DJ) and Jean Tonique (France).

Voices From The Lake
– Live At Maxxi 2xLP (Editions Mego)
A marvelous, organic live set of hypnotic, ambient techno that proves the outstanding and elegant craftsmanship of the pair's renowned sonic sculpture work.

Warm Thoughts/The Exquisites
– Split 7" (Lauren)
Formerly known as Dad Punchers, Elliot Babin of Touche Amores bedroom project turned band, Warm Thoughts gives us two songs in the style of RVIVR and The Weakerthans on this split with The Exquisites.

Kamasi Washington
– The Epic 3xLP+MP3 (Brainfeeder)
"It is probably impossible to discuss Kamasi Washington's new record—all three impressive hours of it—without copping to at least some awareness of two extra-musical truths. The first of these holds that, as a member of the studio wrecking crew that brought Kendrick Lamar's
To Pimp A Butterfly into being, this saxophonist-composer is unusually well poised to secure the attention of listeners who have previously been uninterested in jazz. (This past spring's celebration of all-things-TPAB was sufficiently strong that Billboard even published a well-reported piece that detailed exactly how Lamar's album came to feature so many jazz figures, including Washington.)" [8.6/BNM] -- Pitchfork
The Muddy Waters Blues Band
– Live At Ebbets Field LP (Klondike)
Muddy Waters had only recently completed his Australasia tour, which had begun in late April and finished in Perth on May 11, 1973. He arrived just two days later in Vancouver before performing five dates at the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles. He then made his way into a small downtown Denver nightclub called Ebbet's Field for five shows. This recording is a milestone in vintage blues: a rare and exclusive performance from Mississippi giants Muddy Waters and B. B. King. Sharing the stage for one night only, this joint appearance from May 30, 1973, is finally available. Long considered to be a classic performance, but lost to time, this inspiring performance is presented in it's entirety as originally broadcast on FM radio, with digitally remastered sound and background liners.

Byron Westbrook
– Precipice LP+MP3 (Root Strata)
This is Westbrook's first long-playing record under his given name, following years of work as Corridors.
Precipice is a collection of approaches to texture, landscape, perception of time, and the potential for sound to generate visual space, expanding upon his immersive, multi-channel, site-specific live experiences.
– Junk EP 12" (Run For Cover)
Following the release of their debut LP
Last Forever earlier this year, Westkust reissues their 2012 EP, Junk, as a limited 12". These four tracks show off the band's noisy, fast indie pop style in a looser, less refined fashion than on their full-length, but this raw sound is a reward for any listener. The songwriting of the band's first release is still fascinatingly intricate: the expertly crafted vocal melodies of Gustav Andersson and Julia Bjernelind are a never-ending delight, only matched by the fuzzy, jangly guitar riffs and groovy bass lines you won't be able to get out of your head.
Widespread Panic
– Street Dogs LP (Vanguard)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl.
Street Dogs is the twelfth studio album from Widespread Panic, and was the first to be entirely recorded live in the studio. The result is the most fun the veteran sextet has had making an album, which is apparent upon first listen. For almost 30 years, Widespread Panic has been known for their masterful improvisational style, but their core has always been built around songwriting. Incorporating a vast range of styles, Panic's songs run the gamut from compelling narratives to poignant ballads to southern blues to progressive jazz and rock. Street Dogs is a testament to how a veteran band can remain vibrant, relevant and continue to progress.
– Random Name Generator b/w Bull Black Nova 7" (ANTI)
Limited green and white marble color vinyl single of Wilco's "Random Name Generator" from
Star Wars backed by a live acoustic version of Bull Black Nova. (Vinyl version of Star Wars is due October 13.)
Wiley x Zomby
– Step 2001 12" (Big Dada)
British producer Zomby reworks the track "Step 21" from Wiley's
Snakes & Ladders release on Big Dada.
Johnny Winter/James Cotton/Muddy Waters
– Boston Music Hal 1977 LP (Echoes)
At a point in time when Johnny Winter had only recently recovered from past addictions and blues giant Muddy Waters faced a decline in his career brought on by illness and the 1975 collapse of Chess Records, it was Steve Paul of Blue Sky who appeared as savior to both musicians. The results of his investment soon paid off and Winter's childhood dream of playing alongside his hero Muddy Waters came to fruition on Waters' 1977 comeback album
Hard Again, a return to Waters' original Chicago sound. It's raw, expressive feel harkened back to his Chess Records days, and the outstanding musicianship and intimate exuberance exceeded all expectations, earning Waters a Grammy. The Hard Again tour combined the respected powerhouse of Waters, Winter, and James Cotton with musicians from the Hard Again sessions. This is the entire WBCN-FM broadcast of a performance at the Boston Music Hall recorded on that tour on February 26, 1977, digitally remastered, with in-depth liner notes and rare photos.
Winter Break
– Winter Break 10" (Lauren/Asian Man)
Debut album from these former members of Summer Vacation. Somber yet snotty punk with an introspective bent, and lyrical themes of alienation, personal growth, and the strange experience that is life. Winter Break occupy a sonically unique space that will appeal to fans of both Recess Records and Top Shelf Records-style bands. Co-release with Asian Man Records. "In an era where many bands are reaching back and incorporating a second wave emo feel into their sound, Winter Break's debut sounds like a forgotten classic from that era." -- Punk News (4.5/5 stars)

Yumi Zouma
– Definitive Collection LP (Cacine)
Yumi Zouma's career spans less than two years, counting a pair of EPs and a cover of Air France's "It Feels Good To Be Around You" in their catalogue. Each EP has been critically and commercially successful, with the band going to #1 on Hype Machine four consecutive times, touring the world twice and selling-out runs of their vinyl records, often in preorder.