new vinyl love...

for the week of 28 OCTOBER 2016
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>Kyle Dixon & Michael SteinStranger Things: Volume 1 2xLP (Lakeshore)
We have the clear with black smoke color LPs—each housed in a gatefold sleeve.
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– Weezer (Blue Album) [Reissue/1994] LP (Geffen)
– Pinkerton [Reissue/1996] LP (Geffen)
– Weezer (Green Album) [Reissue/2001] LP (Geffen)
– Maladroit [Reissue/2002] LP (Geffen)
– Make Believe [Reissue/2005] LP (Geffen)
– Weezer (Red Album) [Reissue/1996] LP (Geffen)
Standard weight 120gm vinyl reissues – each with a 12”x12” insert. All self-titled albums are pressed on their respective color vinyl.

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– If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late [2015] 2xLP (Republic)
– What A Time To Be Alive P (Republic)
– Views 2xLP (Republic)
Official vinyl editions now available.
>Duane Allman – An Anthology [Reissue/1972] 2xLP (Mercury)
Duane Allman – Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective [2013] 14xLP (Rounder/UMGD)
An Anthology consists of a selection of 19 songs that Duane contributed to and performed on, such as Aretha Franklin's "The Weight," Derek & The Dominos' "Layla" and the B.B.
King Medley of "Sweet Little Angel/It's My Own." It also includes recordings by The Allman Brothers Band and rare solo work. Originally released in 2013 on CD,
Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective is now available as a limited vinyl box set containing 14 180gm LPs and a 56-page book containing rare photos and essays by Scott Schinder and Galadrielle Allman. As the title indicates, the set contains a wealth of music from throughout Duane's career, including solo stuff, Allman Brothers tracks and recordings by The Escorts, Allman Joys, 31st Of February, Hour Glass, and much more.
>Alsarah And The Nubatones
– Manara LP (Wonderwheel)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Alsarah And The Nubatones are fast establishing themselves as the trailblazers of East African retro pop.

>The Anchoress
– Confessions Of A Romance Novelist 2xLP (Kscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “Catherine Ann Davies is definitely not the shy, retiring sort. The Anchoress is the latest iteration of her persona following releases under the name Catherine A.D. and collaborating on more projects than you can waft a wand at. Confessions Of A Romance Novelist is bursting at the corset, dressing female identity in a rich and varied wardrobe. Lovingly co-produced with Paul (Mansun) Draper, Davies is on startling form throughout, layering spellbinding vocal harmonies and turning her hand to a long list of instruments with names few will even recognize. Pop, rock, some spoken word and a splash of funk for "Chip On Your Shoulder" give a sense of the musical flavours which marry with the insightful, intelligent songwriting on this hugely entertaining album.” – The Line Of Best Fit

>Artifex Pereo
– Passengers LP (Tooth & Nail)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sophomore album from progressive rock / post hardcore outfit.

>William Bell
– Bound To Happen [Reissue/1969] LP (Stax)
Bound To Happen kicks off with the magnificent, deep soul classic, “I Forgot To Be Your Lover.” In William Bell's hands this staggeringly beautiful song, written with Booker T. Jones, would melt the coldest of cold hearts, regardless of hair coloring. In 1969, though they had split with Atlantic, the Stax operation was much as it had always been, with the same team of side men and, in this case, Booker T. Jones handling the production alongside engineer Ron Capone at the Stax studio. William Bell had been with Stax Records pretty much since the beginning, but for whatever reason he didn't actually start having hits until the late ‘60s.
– The ’87 Demo LP (540)
Paving the way for every hard and heavy band to follow, Breakdown’s take on hardcore was balanced with the perfect mix of hip hop’s bounce, the power and dynamics of heavy metal, and an unmistakable New York accent laced across a tough, streetwise sound that could only have come out of 1980’s New York City. This LP contains the full nine-song
‘87 Demo, released here for the first time on vinyl in its entirety, backed with a crushing live set recorded on WNYU radio’s Crucial Chaos during the summer of 1987.
>Apollo Brown & Skyzoo
– The Easy Truth LP+MP3 (Mello Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Soulful, classic, head nodding Detroit boom-bap productions lays the foundation for Brooklyn tales that are part middle Americana and part Reasonable Doubt. (LP comes in one of four different mystery colored vinyl patterns).

>The Beach Boys
– Live In Japan ’66 LP (Rox Vox)
Effervescent 13-track live performance by the sans-Brian Wilson line-up of The Beach Boys recorded at Sankei Hall in Osaka in January 1966.

>Blue Öyster Cult
- Don't Fear The Reaper: The Best Of Blue Oyster Cult [2000] LP (Friday Music)
Limited edition 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. The timeless 16-track features such classic BÖC anthems as "Don't Fear The Reaper," "Godzilla," "Burnin' For You," and "This Ain't The Summer Of Love," and more.

- 2good4me/My Toy Remixes 12” (Because Music)
Following the release of the album
Still Waters earlier this year, Breakbot, which has now turned into a duo, has let other artists take control of his flagship singles “2good4me” and “My Toy.” Four of today’s most prominent producers took on the challenge to create this EP featuring Fatima Yamaha, Canblaster (one fourth of the French quartet Club Cheval), UK techno star Riton and Ed Banger Records recent protége Borussia. Translucent green color vinyl.
>Danny Brown
– Atrocity Exhibition 2xLP (Warp)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Atrocity Exhibition is a fresh, bold rap album -- a sonic swirl inspired by the work of Talking Heads and Joy Division that sounds like nothing else from the past or present. Featuring contributions from producers like Evian Christ, Petite Noir (who also lends vocals to the world-weary clang of ‘Rolling Stone’), Black Milk, The Alchemist and frequent collaborator Paul White, the album is full of laser-beam guitars, gym-teacher whistles, creaking vocal samples, and air-raid drones. It is the most intriguing take on hallucinatory rap since the heady heights of Cold Vein or Madvillainy. Known for his wide range of collaborations, including everyone from Purity Ring, The Avalanches and Rustie to Schoolboy Q, E-40, and Ghostface Killah, Atrocity Exhibition sees a continuation of this carefully curated mix. Kelela lends her snaking vocals to the intriguingly murky “From The Ground,” Cypress Hills B-Real delivers a languid hook on “Get Hi,” and Earl Sweatshirt, Kendrick Lamar, and Ab-Soul all convene for the twinkling ominousness of album standout “Really Doe.” [Deluxe pink color vinyl pressing also available.]
>James Brown and The Famous Flames
– Think! [Reissue/1960] LP+MP3 (Cornbread)
Vinyl reissue of James Brown and The Famous Flames' third studio album. 180gm with two bonus tracks.

>Cara Neir
- Perpetual Despair Is The Human Condition LP (Broken Limbs)
Cara Neir is a two-man project formed in 2008 based in Arlington, Texas. Unrestrained by genre barriers, the band has incorporated a revolving door of stylistic shifts in black metal, punk, screamo, grind, and hints of post-rock throughout its discography. Structurally, Cara Neir is multi-instrumentalist Garry Brents complemented by the introspective and galvanizing lyrics of Chris Francis.

>Sarah Mary Chadwick
- This Fits b/w This Is Familiar 7” (I Dischi Del Barone)
Two tracks of just guitar and vocals, stripped down to the bare minimum and driven by an austere ambience, recorded during the
Roses Always Die sessions.
>James Luther Dickinson
- Dixie Fried [Reissue/1972] LP (Future Days)
The late Jim Dickinson is one of the most eclectic personages rock ‘n’ roll has ever thrown up: a musical maverick. From Sun Records and Ardent Studios in the 1960s, to sessions with the Rolling Stones, Ry Cooder and Bob Dylan, significant productions of Big Star and the Replacements, and the twisted roots rock of his own Mud Boy & The Neutrons, the man was never, ever predictable. Unsuccessful upon release, Dickinson’s solo debut
Dixie Fried is now a cult item that, for many, mirrors the deliciously unexpected twists and turns of his subsequent career.
>Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
– Stranger Things: Volume 1 2xLP (Lakeshore)
Two pressings: “VHS black” and clear with black smoke color LPs, each housed in a gatefold sleeve.

– If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late [2015] 2xLP (Republic)
Drake/Future – What A Time To Be Alive P (Republic)
Drake – Views 2xLP (Republic)
Official vinyl editions now available.

>Free Nelson Mandoomjazz
– The Organ Grinder LP (Rarenoise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Influenced principally by artists such as Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Sun Ra, Sonny Rollins, Albert Ayler and Wayne Shorter, Free Nelson Mandoomjazz term their music doom jazz.

>Fujiya & Miyagi
– EP2 12” (Impossible Objects)
The second of three vinyl EPs.
EP2 can be stored in the cover of EP1.
– Spaghetto 12” (Warp)
The London artist's first EP for Warp is a comprehensive dive into his post-industrial, dancehall-inflected sound.

>Dan Hartman
– Instant Replay [Reissue/1978] LP (Friday Music)
In 1978, mega artist Dan Hartman (“Free Ride,” “I Can Dream About You,” “Living In America”) was sitting on top of the world. After a long tenure performing with superstars like Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter and The Edgar Winter Group, Dan rewarded his fans once again with one of the most important club and pop songs of the era with “Instant Replay.” Featuring the classic line-up of Dan Hartman, Vinnie Vincent (Kiss), G.E. Smith (Bob Dylan) and former bandmate Edgar Winter, the
Instant Replay album rapidly became a definitive album of his career.
>Hound Dog Taylor's Hand
- Hound Dog Taylor's Hand LP (Abduction)
A heavy dose of jazz, blues, and improvisation.

>Infectious Grooves
- The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move... It's The Infectious Grooves [Reissue/1991] LP (Brookvale)
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the 1991 debut album from the funk-metal supergroup has been repressed on vinyl.

>Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
– Live In Cuba [2015] 4xLP+MP3 (Blue Engine)
From bebop to bolero and beyond,
Live In Cuba captures nine-time Grammy Award-winning Wynton Marsalis and the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis's first and only performances in Cuba. Explore the profound connections between American jazz and Afro-Cuban music on this four-LP edition.
>King Dude
– Sex LP (Not Just Religious)
King Dude returns with this meditation in 11 parts. Following his tradition of songwriting by divination from his good Lord Lucifer, he challenges the listener to explore the theme of sexuality through nothing other than spiritual rock 'n' roll.

– Close Eyes To Exit LP (Mind Of A Genius)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from the Dutch alt-rock band. “The epic soundscapes and guitars remind you of the quiet and fascinating Scandinavian nature, while the synthesizers and drum-machines sound bring an industrial feel. Klangstof continuously and unexpectedly unites the polar ends of the spectrum, in such a way that you want to both dance and cry while listening.”

>Kleenex Girl Wonder
– The Comedy Album 2xLP (Reasonable)
Released last March on CD – now available on vinyl. “Are you tired of the emo revival? Tired of all those beats and blips? Well, then get ready to turn your speakers up and listen to classic power-pop from Kleenex Girl Wonder! Graham Smith and his project bring you a hook-laden record of the most literate piece of pop you’ll hear in 2016, filled with over 8,000 fresh lyrics and spanning over 70 minutes.
The Comedy Album is a statement piece of art that surpasses its peers in this calendar year, and frankly, any of those in the past (I’m looking at you John Darnielle!).” – Austin Town Hall
>Felix Kubin und Das Mineralorchester
– II: Music For Film & Theatre LP (Dekorder)
The long awaited second volume of soundtrack works by German pop and avant-garde futurist, Felix Kubin, following 2008's
Music For Theatre And Radio Play. Some of Kubin's most adventurous and far-reaching music stems from his commissioned works for films, theatre and radio plays. Freed from conventional song formats and genre stereotypes he effortlessly combines musique concrète noises, splashes of haunted virtual orchestras, Gameboy music minuets and voice collage, interspersed with tons of suspense and gloomy industrial atmospheres.
>Larkin Poe
– Reskinned LP (RH Music)
Larkin Poe's album
Kin (originally released in 2014) is relaunched with five new tracks conveying the heavier more rock side of these Atlanta sisters. The album also has three new mixes of “Stubborn Love,” “Don't,” and “Crown Of Fire.”
>Lucifer’s Hammer
– Beyond The Omens LP (Shadow Kingdom)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Like a time-warp to 1984, on both sides of the Atlantic, this is classic heavy metal that combines crushing energy, night-time atmosphere, moody melodicism, and huge choruses that would be ruling the radio if it was indeed 1984.

– Long Players 92-99 6xLP (Captured Tracks)
This vinyl box set gathers Luna’s five albums from the ‘90s as well as a compilation of demos and B-sides recorded contemporaneously. Accompanying the records is a book featuring archival imagery, an interview with Dean Wareham conducted by Noah Baumbach, and an oral history with the band and their producers. As the majority of these records were never released on vinyl outside of limited pressings, this is a boon to longtime fans and new listeners alike.

– Mare EP [Reissue/2004] 12” (Hydra Head)
Mare remains one of the enigmatic entries in the Hydra Head roster of artists, as this eponymous EP represents the band's one and only recording. On the five songs of their eponymous EP, the band assembled a menacing composite of styles and forms -- sludge-metal, math-rock, classic prog idioms, and the diaphonic harmonies from a Bulgarian chorus.

– Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Maxwell – BLACKsummers’night [Reissue/2009] LP (Sony Legacy)
Limited metallic gold and metallic silver color vinyl pressings (respectively).

>Katie Melua
– In Winter LP (BMG Rights Management)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Seventh album from the Georgian-British singer, songwriter and musician. For
In Winter, Melua went back to her native Georgia to record an album with the Gori Women's Choir, a Georgian all-woman singing troupe. The recording provided Melua the opportunity to engage in a far richer perspective on two different cultures that are so close to her: the West and the ex-Soviet Union. She didn't only record the album in Gori, Georgia (her country of birth), but has also been drawing from the rich traditions of carols and folk-tales from the region.
>Shawn Mendes
– Illuminate LP (Island)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sophomore album from the multi-platinum singer/songwriter.

>Mercyful Fate
– Into The Unknown [Reissue/1996] LP (Earache)
Mercyful Fate – Dead Again [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Earache)
Color vinyl issues (gold and blue, respectively) of metal band’s fifth and sixth albums.

>Tony Molina
– Confront The Truth 7” (Slumberland)
The eight offerings on
Confront The Truth notch a significant advancement in his style and approach. Almost completely absent from these new songs are the overloaded guitar crunch of Dissed a\And Dismissed, or his earlier work with Ovens; it's replaced by gentle acoustic balladry, tasteful Mellotron and piano backing, the kind of musicianship that often takes a lifetime to master. The sadness of this music has precedents in pop's past; Tony's revelatory turn into specific traditions of pop music speak directly to the reasons why we love music in general, and what keeps our finest players driven to create.
>Moon Pool and Dead Band
– Humanizer LP (Midwich)
We’ve all heard bad noise-techno records -- this isn’t one of them. The danceable style is one that grows organically from the duo’s life experience. Moon Pool and Dead Band approach the music with respect, knowledge and humor.
Humanizer is a party-starter that could have only come from Detroit.
– Raspberry Dawn LP (Southern Lord)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Raspberry Dawn is weird, wired and quite possibly the holy grail for those looking for radical rock reinvention and new sensations in the current era.​ Twisted like Bauhaus meets Celtic Frost. On Raspberry Dawn, Okkultokrati thrust the hectic rock and roll that they have cultivated since their 2008 inception into more extraordinary situations. Classic ‘70s riffing, snotty punk and brash old school metal are inventively mixed with pulses and spikes of dark wave and ice cold, psychedelic repetition.
>Bill Orcutt & Chris Corsano
– Live At Various / Various Live 2xLP (Palilalia)
That guitarist Bill Orcutt and drummer Chris Corsano would play as a duo should come as a surprise to no one. As artists, both of them have bent sonic boundaries to the breaking point, especially as regards rock-based music, and they have long flowed through the same international sub-underground arteries. It was only a matter of time. The first fruit of their union was a brain melting LP called
The Raw & The Cooked (2013), recorded on tour in 2012. Live At Various / Various Live is made up of the two Palilalia cassettes that followed it.
>Our Place Of Worship Is Silence
- The Embodiment Of Hate LP (Broken Limbs)
New album from the California death metal project.

>Wilson Pickett
- I Don't Want No Part Time Love: The Early Years Of The Wilson Picket LP+MP3 (Cornbread)
Featuring some of his earliest recordings out of Detroit with The Falcons, and very early solo material, this collection shows the legend of soul music when he was just getting started. Though these are early recordings, Pickett's voice is fully formed and some of these tracks are the equals of later hits like “In The Midnight Hour,” and “Ninety-Nine And A Half.” 180gm.

– Systems/Layers [2003] 2xLP+MP3 (Quarterstick)
Louisville-based avant-garde chamber group Rachel's present the vinyl debut of their 2003 full-length album
Systems/Layers. This double LP album release also includes the vinyl debut of Rachel's 2005 EP, Technology Is Killing Music.
>Red Pill
- Instinctive Drowning LP+MP3 (Mello Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Instinctive Drowning is a beautifully sprawling soundscape reminiscent more of The Moody Blues or Pink Floyd than traditional hip-hop. Limited color vinyl pressing.
>ScHoolboy Q
– Blank Face 2xLP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sophomore album from the rapper featuring guest contributions by Kanye West, Jadakiss, Lance Skiiiwalker, Vince Staples, Candice Pillay, E-40, Tha Dogg Pound, SZA, Anderson Paak, Miguel, and TF.

>Set Your Goals
– Mutiny! [Reissue/2006] LP (Smart Punk)
Tenth anniversary vinyl reissue of the melodic hardcore six-piece band’s debut album.

>Singers & Players
– Staggering Heights [Reissue/1983] LP (On-U Sound)
1983 UK dubbed-up reggae from Singers & Players, the heavyweight collective that included Prince Far I and Mikey Dread, as well as Ashanti Roy of The Congos themselves. Staggering Heights has been re-cut with plenty of bass weight for this reissue on On-U-Sound, which is served up with a bonus poster.

– Amer (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) [OST/2009] 10” (We Release Whatever The F**k We Want)
First-time vinyl release of the soundtrack for Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani's critically acclaimed Belgian-French giallo
Amer (2009). Filled with superb compositions by Italian movie score legends Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, and Bruno Nicolai, all remastered for hardcore audiophile appreciation.
>Rodger Stella
– The Final Programme 7” (I Dischi Del Barone)
Two prime cuts of intense noise bliss from Rodger Stella, sort of in the vein of some
One Dark Eye stuff with a psychedelic twist slightly reminiscent of C.C.C.C. Stuff flies out of everywhere.
>Suburban Homes
– …Are Bored 12” (Total Punk)
As contemptuous, angst ridden, and brash as ever,
…Are Bored is a six track assault on complacency, hypocrisy, and modern life in general. Equal parts Swell Maps, Desperate Bicycles, Billy Childish and 100% total punk.
>Sun Ra And His Arkestra
– Super-Sonic Jazz [Reissue/1957] LP+MP3 (Cornbread)
Recorded in 1956 in Chicago,
Super-Sonic Jazz is one of the earliest and most sought after titles from the Arkestra. Featuring Arkestra mainstays like Pat Patrick, John Gilmore, and Julian Priester, the album is, like Sun Ra always was, years ahead of its time. 180gm.
– Sweetback [1996] 2xLP (Epic)
Sweetback is: Stuart Matthewman (guitar, saxophone), Andrew Hale (piano, keyboards), and Paul Spencer Denman (bass), musicians primarily known for their work in their band Sade, which formed in London in 1983. Following the conclusion of Sade's Love Deluxe World Tour in 1994, Matthewman, Hale, and Denman set up their own jazz/funk/R&B ensemble project in New York, and the group's eponymous debut album was released on Epic Records in October 1996. Guest artists on
Sweetback include Maxwell, Bahamadia, and Amel Larrieux of Groove Theory.
>Ta-ku & Wafia
– (m)edian 12” (Future Classics)
Two of Australia's most promising prospects have collaborated on this stand-alone release. Renaissance beat maker Ta-Ku and Brisbane-based vocalist Wafia present
>The Telescopes
– The Telescopes [Reissue/1992] LP (Radiation Deluxe)
Vinyl reissue of The Telescopes's self-titled second album, originally released on Creation in 1992. Formed in 1987, these British shoegaze/space-rock mainstays drew inspiration from the '60s psych and rock scene, particularly The Velvet Underground, The 13th Floor Elevators, Love, and The Byrds, as well as contemporaries such as My Bloody Valentine, and The Jesus & Mary Chain.

>Various Artists
–Compilation #1 [2003] 2xLP (DFA)
The CD release of DFA Records Compilation #1 came out in days of yore, when the iTunes store did not exist, when iPods were more coveted than your phone. The only way to hear the first batch of singles DFA released was to seek out the vinyl and lots of people did. This magical mythical first group of releases from DFA included “House Of Jealous Lovers” by The Rapture, “Losing My Edge” and “Give It Up” by LCD Soundsystem. This is the first time this title has ever been pressed to vinyl.

>Various Artists
– Limbo LP (Grosso Recordings)
A new Caribbean trip through calypso, mambo, cumbia cha-cha-chá, lena, rhythm 'n' blues, Latin jazz and others.

>Various Artists
– The Rough Guide To Calypso Gold [2008] LP (World Music Network)
The anthology of the best calypso from Trinidad from rare early recordings up to the zenith of the 1950s calypso craze. From the 1920s legendary string orchestras through the ‘40s with the emergence of King Radio, to the worldwide recognition of Calypso in the ‘50s with Lord Pretender, and the legends Lord Kitchener and The Mighty Bomber,
The Rough Guide To Calypso Gold delivers a taste of real calypso.
>Laura Veirs
– Carbon Glacier [Reissue/2004] LP (Raven Marching Band)
“With her landmark fourth album, Veirs evoked the Pacific Northwest in climactic imagery” – Uncut. “
Carbon Glacier is a cold, beautiful and engaging record that translates the bleak, isolated vastness of nature into the bleak, isolated vastness of the modern citysprawl, leaving one voice to sing in solitude” – Pitchfork. “This is an oddly beautiful album - far more engaging than you'd expect of one written in a grey Seattle winter, pondering mortality, Moby Dick and the great sheet of blackened ice after which it's named” -- The Guardian.
>The Velvet Underground
– The Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes Vol. 2 LP (Tummy Tapes)
Recorded through a microphone jammed in the back of Lou Reed’s amp right around the release of their third album,
The Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes are formidable in their unadulterated rock & roll fire and fury. They are a revelation for anyone who hasn't paid close attention to Reed's dynamic guitar playing which in this set is a monolithic roar, a pulverizing electronic "kaiju" (strange beast) grinding the whole universe into pebble and sand. Paste-on covers. All tracks recorded at The Boston Tea Party on March 15, 1969.
– Weezer (Blue Album) [Reissue/1994] LP (Geffen)
Weezer – Pinkerton [Reissue/1996] LP (Geffen)
Weezer – Weezer (Green Album) [Reissue/2001] LP (Geffen)
Weezer – Maladroit [Reissue/2002] LP (Geffen)
Weezer – Make Believe [Reissue/2005] LP (Geffen)
Weezer – Weezer (Red Album) [Reissue/1996] LP (Geffen)
Standard weight 120gm vinyl reissues – each with a 12”x12” insert. All self-titled albums are pressed on their respective color vinyl.

>Bobby Womack
– Fly Me To The Moon [Reissue/1968] LP (Premium Cool)
Bobby Womack – My Prescription [Reissue/1968] LP (Premium Cool)
Bobby Womack – The Womack “Live” [Reissue/1970] LP (Premium Cool)
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>Erykah Badu
– Baduism [1997] 2xLP (Motown)
– Mama’s Gun [2000] 2xLP (Motown)
Vinyl reissues of the neo soul singer/songwriter’s first two albums.
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>Bright Eyes – The Studio Albums 2000-2011 10xLP+MP3 (Saddle Creek)
Six Bright Eyes records --
Fevers And Mirrors (2000), Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground (2002), I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning (2005), Digital Ash In A Digital Urn (2005), Cassadaga (2007), and The People’s Key (2007) -- remastered by Bob Ludwig. [CD edition is housed in a foil stamped linen coated board slipcase. Vinyl edition features ten color LPs in tip-on jackets and twelve 8”x10” photo prints.]
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>MF Doom – Operation: Doomsday [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Metal Face)
Vinyl reissue of the debut solo album by emcee/producer MF Doom, which marked his return to the hip-hop scene after KMD's demise.
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>Blind Owl Wilson – Blind Owl Wilson LP (Mississippi)
Blind Owl Wilson was a truly great guitarist and vocalist who's deep well of psychedelic blues songs were buried amongst the catalog of major label rockin' blues band Canned Heat. Blind Owl served as Canned Heat's guitarist and would chip in a song here and there as a frontman. A couple of those songs became huge hits in the ‘60s – “Going Up The Country” and “On The Road Again.” Blind Owl's songs for Canned Heat stood in stark contrast to the bands blustery blues rock -- his was a gentle and nuanced voice and the themes of his song were all about personal heartbreak, grasping for cosmic understanding, and ecological justice. Here we have an LP of Blind Owl's songs from Canned Heat's records -- left to sit alone and take you somewhere unexpected.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Erykah Badu
– Baduism [1997] 2xLP (Motown)
Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun [2000] 2xLP (Motown)
Vinyl reissues of the neo soul singer/songwriter’s first two albums.

>The Cowboy Junkies
– The Trinity Session [Reissue/1988] LP (Acoustic Sounds)
200gm gatefold reissue. Featuring the sultry voice of Margo Timmins, the precise musicianship of her brothers Peter (on drums) and Michael (on guitar), and bassist Alan Anton, The Trinity Session is a spare, evocative, countrified-rock classic.

>Gavin Degraw
– Something Worth Saving LP+MP3 (RCA)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sixth album from the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter.

>Depeche Mode
– 101 [Reissue/1989] 2xLP (Rhino)
Vinyl reissue of the 1988 live album – the 101
st (and final) of that tour.
>Emerson, Lake & Palmer
– Trilogy [Reissue/1972] LP (BMG Rights Management)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery [Reissue/1973] LP (BMG Rights Management)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends – Ladies And Gentlemen [Reissue/1974] 3xLP (BMG Rights Management)
Recently reissued as expanded double-CD editions – each title is back in print on vinyl. Latest in the ongoing reissue series of ELP’s back catalog. Emerson, Lake & Palmer were one of the most successful, innovative and ground breaking British groups of the golden age of progressive rock. The band is notable for their classical and jazz influenced compositions, virtuoso musicianship and over-the-top live performances.

– Watermark [Reissue/1988] LP (Reprise)
Enya – Shepherd’s Moon [Reissue/1991] LP (Reprise)
Enya – Memory Of Trees [1995] LP (Reprise)
The Irish new age singer’s second, third and fourth albums are back in print on vinyl.

>The Fall
– Grotesque (After The Gramme) [Reissue/1980] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Bursting into the 1980s on a new label (the then-upstart, now-legendary Rough Trade) and with an augmented, audibly panicked lineup, The Fall's
Grotesque is the true pure-bred Fall release from the Marc Riley era. Released in the immediate wake of The Fall's most beloved single (Totally Wired), the album carries over that righteously famed teeth-chattering, bolstered in no small part by the drumming of new addition Paul Hanley, brother of bassist Steve Hanley and aged only 15 at the time of recording.
– All Bright Electric LP+MP3 (Cooking Vinyl)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Ninth album from the Welsh rock band.

>The Flesh Eaters
– Forever Came Today [Reissue/1982] LP (Superior Viaduct)
In the wake of the star-filled
A Minute To Pray A Second To Die, The Flesh Eaters’ frontman Chris D. assembled a leaner, meaner band to deliver his next unbound vision. Forever Came Today, the group’s third full-length album, was originally released on Ruby Records in 1982 and features Don Kirk on guitar, Robyn Jameson on bass, Chris Wahl on drums, Steve Berlin on sax and Chris D.’s unmistakable voice. A perfect introduction to The Flesh Eaters’ dark sense of humor and positively bleak form of rock ’n’ roll.
– Under The Influence LP (Foghat)
Released in June on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the legendary rock band – 180gm pressing.

– Maggot Brain [Reissue/1971] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Funkadelic – Let’s Take It To The Stage [Reissue/1975] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Limited “chocofunkalatte” (
Maggot Brain) and blue (Let’s Take It To The Stage) color vinyl reissues.
>Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou
- Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou LP (Mississippi)
More 1960's recordings of Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou’s truly unique solo piano performances. Her playing is somewhere between Erik Satie, Debussy, liturgical music of the Coptic Ethiopian Church, and Ethiopian traditional music. It is some of the most moving piano music you will ever hear. All original compositions available for the first time on vinyl beyond the original early ‘60s editions, which are completely impossible to find.

>Lightnin’ Sam Hopkins
– Lightnin’ Sam Hopkins [Reissue/1962] LP (Arhoolie)
Recorded in Berkeley, CA and Houston, TX during the winter of 1961-‘62,
Lightin' Sam Hopkins features a stripped-down blues trio on some of the most intimate and powerful recordings of Hopkins' long and storied career. An absolute classic of electric Texas blues reissued on purple color vinyl.
>Keefe Jackson/Jason Adasiewicz
– Rows And Rows LP (Delmark)
Shaping their musical heritage together for 15 years, saxophonist Keefe Jackson and vibist Jason Adasiewicz have been vital in defining and refining 'The Chicago Sound'. On
Rows And Rows, six of the nine original compositions were composed specifically for the session, while the remaining three are older tunes re-imagined for duo.
>Janes Addiction
– Sterling Spoon 6xLP (Rhino)
Nothing's Shocking (1988), Ritual de lo Habitual (1990), Live From The Palladium (1990), and Selections From Kettle Whistle (demos and rarities). 180gm.
>Eric Johnson
– EJ LP (Provogue)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Eric Johnson shows his acoustic side on his 12th album, which was recorded using piano and steel-string and nylon-string acoustic guitars.

>Mac Dre
– The Genie Of The Lamp [2004] 2xLP (Thizz Entertainment)
Mac Dre – Ronald Dregan: Dreganomics [2004] 2xLP (Thizz Entertainment)
First time color vinyl pressings from the SF rap legend.

>The Marcus King Band
– The Marcus King Band LP (Fantasy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. At only 20 years of age, Marcus King's dazzling musical ability is on full display throughout
The Marcus King Band, the young phenom's second full-length LP. The album was produced by King's champion Warren Haynes, who expertly wraps the band's muscular live energy around a rising young songwriter of unusual clarity and depth. The album was largely written during this past year on the road while the band played ever-larger venues and festivals to a burgeoning fan base. Haynes expertly captured the group's blazing live sound as well as the restrained and subtle talent of a passionate young singer/songwriter reaching well beyond his years and into the future.
>MF Doom
– Operation: Doomsday [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Metal Face)
Vinyl reissue of the debut solo album by emcee/producer MF Doom, which marked his return to the hip-hop scene after KMD's demise.

>The Moms
– The Snowbird LP+MP3 (Bar/None)
The Moms is a hard charging three piece from Morris Plains, NJ. Not only are they masters of the mosh pit they also deliver memorable hook-filled songs, often below the two-minute mark.

– For All We Know 2xLP (RCA)
For All We Know is the debut studio album by British electronic singer/songwriter Nao. The concept for the album came about when Nao began to feature vocals with other artists, such as Disclosure and Mura Masa. After the collaboration that she did with Disclosure on their song “Superego,” it inspired Nao to work further and deeper into that genre of music. Limited green and yellow color vinyl pressing in gatefold jacket.
>Iggy Pop
– The Idiot [Reissue/1977] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life [Reissue/1977] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Originally released in 1977,
The Idiot was the first album Iggy Pop made after the dissolution of the Stooges, several jailings and a self-imposed stay in a mental institution. Produced by David Bowie, and including music written almost entirely by him, it is Iggy's most introspective and heavy work. Much more mechanical than the sleazy proto-punk of the Stooges, The Idiot was a huge influence on the post-punk sound of folks like Joy Division and Magazine. An absolute classic on white/clear vinyl. Released less than a year after The Idiot, Lust For Life is a return to the sloppy, sleazy, blues-y, swagger of the Stooges. Though the record is, again produced by David Bowie, he takes much more of a backseat musically, allowing for Iggy Pop to take center stage in his return to form. His best solo album and an absolute classic from this legend. Reissued on yellow vinyl.
>John Prine
– For Better, Or Worse LP (Oh Boy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “John Prine was once touted, along with every other gravelly young huckster with a guitar, as the new Dylan. If this latest release is any indication, he’s more like the new George Jones.
For Better, Or Worse is an anthology of classic country duets by the likes of Jones and other deities of the Grand Ole Opry. Prine has revisited them accompanied by a sorority of Nashville’s rootsiest songbirds to parry and spar in break-up songs and make-up songs. Prine did something similar with In Spite Of Ourselves in 1999. This follow-up is another almanac of historical pleasures. They include George Jones’s mournful ‘Color Of The Blues,’ sung with Susan Tedeschi, and Buck Owens’s courtroom barney ‘Mental Cruelty’ (with Kacey Musgraves, who once wrote a song called ‘John Prine,’ giving as good as she gets). With Miranda Lambert Prine even sounds cheerful on Hank Williams’s ‘Cold, Cold Heart.’ And why shouldn’t he? He sings the enchanting ‘40s love duet ‘My Happiness’ with Fiona Prine, the third Mrs P. This marriage of Prine and the great country songbook is made in heaven.” – The Art Desk
>Rain Dog
– There Be Monsters 2xLP (Project:Mooncircle)
At almost fifteen years strong now, Berlin-based label Project:Mooncircle has become an authority for left-field, ‘cerebral’ electronic music. In a sense born out of the dominance techno music has in the city, its releases chart an array of ‘post-’s, drawing from a melting-pot of electronic influences, often to a dark but meditative effect. Its latest export comes from Samuel Evans, aka Rain Dog, who follows his acclaimed debut
Two Worlds with his new release There Be Monsters.
– We Will Not Go Quietly 12” (Eleven Seven Music)
First single from new album
Prayers For The Damned Vol. 2 (due November 25).
>Sonic Avenues
– Disconnector LP (Dirtnap)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A conscious effort to offer abrupt contrasts along with new textures has Sonic Avenues turning from dark and quiet into fast, noisy, fuzzed-out sing-alongs. Building on 2014's well-received
Mistakes, Disconnector explores new themes of future and destiny, human potential and its annihilation, self-control, and abandonment. The band's punk roots are still in evidence, though, and if you didn't know what to listen for, this could almost be a different band from the one that released their s/t debut LP back in 2009.
>Sonic Youth
– Murray Street [Reissue/2002] LP (Geffen)
Named after the New York street where their studio is situated -- and where a plane engine landed on September 11, 2001 -- Murray Street is potent, accessible, daring, and often obliteratingly lovely. Obliquely melancholic, tuneful but unorthodox, all are enriched by great cascades of intricate three-guitar noise.

>Springtime Carnivore
– Midnight Room LP (Autumn Tone)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Greta Morgan is Springtime Carnivore.
Midnight Room is a continuation of the strain of melodic psychedelic pop found on her self-titled debut.
– The Black Heart Of Rock-N-Roll LP (Rum Bar)
For their fourth album, Watts drew inspiration from the likes of AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Kiss, The Rolling Stones and more.

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

– The Dark Hereafter LP (Spinefarm)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The contemporary UK black metal band returns with a new album.

>Adrian Younge
– The Electronique Void: Black Noise Instrumentals LP (Linear Labs)
Younge’s 10-track instrumental LP is his first excursion into the electronic music field. But don’t think it’s compatible to the rave-ready EDM of Skrillex, David Guetta, or Calvin Harris.
The Electronique Void is an updated version of tunes forged by analog synthesizers, tape machines, and microphones from 1968–1973.
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>Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill [Reissue/1986] LP (Def Jam)
This 30th anniversary LP edition of Beastie Boys' debut album is cut from original production masters and pressed on 180gm heavyweight vinyl. The album is back-to-back classic Beastie Boys anthems including “Hold It Now, Hit It,” “Brass Monkey,” “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party),” “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” (featuring Slayer's Kerry King) and “Girls.”
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>Fela Kuti
– Shakara [Reissue/1970] LP (Knitting Factory)
– London Scene [Reissue/1972] LP (Knitting Factory)

– Afrodisiac [Reissue/1973] LP (Knitting Factory)
– Gentleman [Reissue/1973] LP (Knitting Factory)
– Upside Down [Reissue/1976] LP (Knitting Factory)
– Zombie [Reissue/1976] LP (Knitting Factory)
– I.T.T. (International Thief Thief) [Reissue/1980] LP (Knitting Factory)
180gm vinyl reissues now available. 1,260gms of classic Afrobeat total.
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>Sam Cooke – Mr. Soul [Reissue/1963] LP (Analog Spark)
180gm audiophile vinyl repress of The King Of Soul’s eleventh studio album.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>John Abercrombie
– Timeless [Reissue/1974] LP+MP3 (ECM)
Guitarist John Abercrombie has often been associated with organists, from his formative years in the 1960s with the deep funk of Johnny "Hammond" Smith to the subtle orchestral underpinnings that Dan Wall provides for Abercrombie's 1990s-era bands. This 1974 recording was Abercrombie's first as a leader, and he's joined by Jan Hammer on organ, piano, and synthesizer and Jack DeJohnette on drums.

>Axis: Sova
– Motor Earth LP (God?)
Motor Earth finds Axis: Sova assimilating back down on Earth, soaking in the flawed humanity and broken systems of the world, the repetitive nature of days & days, the course of years. Who's getting off on the mundanity? Kiss the Axis & you will find a parallel world of time. "Motor Earth" trips that trend further, rife with percolating boogie, suicidal punk shredders & cavernous rock, but this time, it's a planet cleared of sonic brush so as to cleanly reflect the star it orbits & the moon it mirrors.”
>Beastie Boys
– Licensed To Ill [Reissue/1986] LP (Def Jam)
This 30th anniversary LP edition of Beastie Boys' debut album is cut from original production masters and pressed on 180gm heavyweight vinyl. The album is back-to-back classic Beastie Boys anthems including “Hold It Now, Hit It,” “Brass Monkey,” “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party),” “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” (featuring Slayer's Kerry King) and “Girls.”

>Blood Quartet
– Deep Red LP (Feeding Tube)
Based in Barcelona, the mostly-instrumental band Blood Quartet plays insanely great avant garde rock music, with electro-Miles trumpet spread across the top like brass icing.

– Roomsound [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Dead Oceans)
Califone’s debut album covers the same rustic, slightly ramshackle back forty that Tim Rutili has been ploughing through since his previous band Red Red Meat. Only this time the tilled bedrock unveils the most vividly colored, luring crop of songs Rutili has ever harvested. The sleepy, country-blues picking and autumnal backwoods melodies are accented with striking splashes of electronic tone color, obsolete keyboards and off-kilter percussion. Lyrically,
Roomsound penetrates the breath of pirates, poison apples at a tango contest and the waiting room between death and canonization where missionaries have quit and 19th-century prostitutes have been rescued for all the wrong reasons.
>Cavern Of Anti-Matter
– I’m The Unknown 12” (Duophonic)
Cavern Of Anti-Matter is the new band from Stereolab mainman Tim Gane, now Berlin-based and collaborating with original Stereolab drummer Joe Dilworth, and synth wizard Holger Zapf.
I’m The Unknown features one brand new track and two outtakes from the Void Beats/Invocation Trex album. The title track finds the band exploring the bright plastic melodies of a lost library music soundtrack, followed by a drum machine-led technoid shuffle that recalls the raw early days of electronic music coming out of Chicago and Detroit, and ending with a shimmering, epic synth anthem.
>Sam Cooke
– Mr. Soul [Reissue/1963] LP (Analog Spark)
180gm audiophile vinyl repress of The King Of Soul’s eleventh studio album.

>Dr. John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell
– This Time It’s Personal LP (Sony Legacy)
Poet Dr. John Cooper Clarke and singer/songwriter (and founding member of The Stranglers) Hugh Cornwell team up on
This Time It's Personal. Ten covers reflecting the pair's shared love of classic American and British pop they grew up with. [CD edition due October 21.]
– Paranormal Romance LP (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Cowtown play econo, dynamic, over-stimulated rock music that embraces a heavily abridged history of rock n’ roll.

>Creedence Clearwater Revival
– Live In Europe [Reissue/1973] 2xLP (Fantasy)
Originally released in 1973 documenting their Mardi Gras tour this double LP showcases CCR as power trio, after the resignation of Tom Fogerty. Maligned in the past,
Live In Europe documents John Fogerty and Co. at their unhinged best, ripping through a catalog of their greatest hits.
>Buck Curran
- Immortal Light LP (ESP-Disk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Immortal Light is the debut solo album by guitarist/singer/songwriter Buck Curran. Curran draws inspiration from the deep well of folk and rock of the 1960s, American blues and folk music of the 1930s, British folk and psychedelic folk/rock of the '60s and early '70s, Indian classical music and jazz of the '50s and '60s. RIYL: Peter Green, Robbie Basho, Meg Baird, Pentangle, Sandy Denny, The Doors, Davey Graham, Nick Drake, Pandit Nikhil Banerjee.
>Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon
– Both Will Escape LP (Family Vineyard)
Debut full-length between electric guitarist Tashi Dorji and percussionist Tyler Damon. In the long tradition of string/drum duets -- from Bailey & Bennink to Haino & Yoshida -- these two cleave out their own unmapped continent of sound. Across four pieces they connect lashes of ecstatic intensity and outer reaches of texture and timbre.

>Dubiterian Meets The Scientist
– Tribute To Augustus Pablo [2014] LP+CD (Dub Mir)
Previously digital-only – now available on vinyl. Dubiterian is a Brazilian dub music producer and melodica specialist who graduated in audio engineering in Munich, Germany. He has performed all over the world since 2004 sharing the stage with the likes of The Skatalites, The Roots Radics, Ras Michael, Fully Fullwood, Mad Professor, Sister Nancy, Ranking Joe, Gentleman, Mungos Hi-Fi, Jahtari and Soom T. He has collaborated in the studio with heavyweight producers and artists such as The Scientist, Adrian Sherwood and Dub Syndicate, amongst others. This tribute to Augustus Pablo, the great Jamaican roots reggae and dub record producer active from the 1970s onwards, is mixed by the legendary dub master Scientist.

>Eddy Detroit
– Black Crow Gazebo LP (Assophon)
Eddy Detroit crafts eight new songs full of his trademark twisted folk, satanic Americana, and trance voodoo magic.

>Florida Georgia Line
– Dig Your Roots 2xLP (BMX)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Third album from the country superstars. Guests include Tim McGraw, Ziggy Marley, and Backstreet Boys.

>Flowers Must Die
– Sista Valsen EP 12” (Rocket Recordings)
Flowers Must Die grew to a six-piece when the highly talented vocalist and violinist Lisa Ekelund (formerly of the band Katia) joined the collective; this EP collects of four raw jams recorded during the early sessions with Ekelund, ranging from the fuzz-heavy grooves of "Sista Valsen" through the laid-back space jazz of "Taskig Stämning Annars" and the propulsive motorik of "Kruta" to the repetitive folk drone of "Varför."

>The Front Bottoms
– Needy When I’m Needy 7”+MP3 (Fueled By Ramen)
Includes two previously unreleased songs, “Tighten Up” and “Joanie,” both from the
Back On Top sessions.
>Fu Manchu
– We Must Obey [Reissue/2007] LP (Beat Generation)
Fu Manchu – Signs Of Infinite Power [Reissue/2009] LP (Beat Generation)
Vinyl reissues of the SoCal stoner rock band’s 10
th and 12th albums.
– Housebound Demigod 2xLP+MP3 (Modern Love)
Long in the making debut album from Modern Love’s most elusive operator G. Howell. Recorded with a DR550, a battered Charvel guitar and assorted pedals, recommended if you're into Stephen O’Malley, Autechre, David Lynch, Shackleton, NWW, Demdike Stare.

>Egberto Gismonti
- Dança das Cabeças [Reissue/1977] LP+MP3 (ECM)
Dança das Cabeças (Portuguese for "Dance of the Heads") is the 1977 album by Brazilian composer, guitarist and pianist Egberto Gismonti.
>Wojciech Golczewski
– Reality Check LP (Death Waltz Originals)
Polish born Film and TV composer Wojciech Golczewski (
400 Days, We Are Still Here) delivers his debut solo LP for Death Waltz Originals. Using his knowledge of film scoring and his love of melodic modern electronica he has managed two create an absolutely flawless, beautiful synth record that soars above all others creating this style of music at the moment. 14 tracks of dystopian decayed synth workouts that are both incredibly intricate yet moving and melodic.
>Guerilla Toss
– Flood Dosed [2015] LP (DFA)
Flood Dosed was DFA's first release from the incomparable New York-via-Boston Guerilla Toss. Originally released only on cassette and digitally, it is now available on vinyl for the first time (with CD edition due October 28).
>John Brown’s Body
– Fireflies LP (Easy Star)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Twenty years into their groundbreaking and influential career, John Brown's Body return with an album that shows off the latest evolution of their sound.
Fireflies follows up the critically acclaimed Kings And Queens (2013) and finds lead singer Elliot Martin and the rest of the band delving into even more muscular riddims (heavily influenced by classic Roots Radics and early ‘80s dancehall).
>Junior Boys
– Kiss Me All Night 12” (City Slang)
Junior Boys have popped back up with Kiss Me All Night, a new four-track EP the Canadian duo describes as “one more lap after the finish line” of 2016.
Kiss Me All Night includes two certified Junior Boys minimal-disco cuts, “Yes” and “Baby Fat,” plus a percolating cover of John Martyn’s “Some People Are Crazy,” and the Prince-inspired title track “Kiss Me All Night.”
>Diana Krall
– Christmas Songs [Reissue/2005] LP (Verve)
Limited vinyl LP pressing of this 2005 holiday release from the best-selling jazz/pop vocalist and pianist.

>Fela Kuti
– Shakara [Reissue/1970] LP (Knitting Factory)
Fela Kuti – London Scene [Reissue/1972] LP (Knitting Factory)
Fela Kuti
– Afrodisiac [Reissue/1973] LP (Knitting Factory)
Fela Kuti – Gentleman [Reissue/1973] LP (Knitting Factory)
Fela Kuti – Upside Down [Reissue/1976] LP (Knitting Factory)
Fela Kuti – Zombie [Reissue/1976] LP (Knitting Factory)
Fela Kuti – I.T.T. (International Thief Thief) [Reissue/1980] LP (Knitting Factory)
180gm vinyl reissues now available. 1,260gms of classic Afrobeat total.

>Amos Lee
– Spirit LP (John Varvatos/Republic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Spirit’s 13 songs reflect both the critically acclaimed Philadelphia singer/songwriter’s musical journey over the past few years and his expansive sonic palette. Most notably, this is the first time Amos acted as his own producer. Informed by everything from his performances alongside some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras to a personal taste that spans Robert Glasper, ScHoolboy Q, and Drake, this body of work boasts an aural anatomy all its own.
>Los Amigos Invisibles
– The New Sound Of The Venezuelan Gozadera [1998] LP (Luaka bop)
David Byrne bought a CD in Tower Records on Broadway (when there was such a thing) because he liked the cover. It was band named Los Amigos Invisibles from Venezuela. They play a blend of disco, acid jazz and funk mixed with Latin rhythms. First-time available on vinyl.

– Ray Of Light [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (WB)
180gm vinyl reissue of Madonna’s seventh studio album.

– Mars Archives Volume Two: 11000 Volts To Tunnel LP (Feeding Tube)
Recorded at CBGB and Max's in the early months of 1978, this captures the sound of Mars around the time their first single, “3E/11000 Volts,” was released by the French Rebel label (a precursor of ZE). They're still playing their early songs, and working out the material that would be on
No New York.
– Yodh 2xLP (Gilead Media)
The second full-length album from Portland, OR based one-man blackened-doom band.

>Mr. Oizo
– All Wet 2xLP+CD (Ed Banger)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Quentin Dupieux aka Mr. Oizo offers up a new collection of songs.
All Wet sees Oizo collaborating with a who's who of the current electronic/bass/pop scenes, including Skrillex, Boys Noize, Peaches and Charli XCX.
>MX-80 Sound
– Crowd Control [Reissue/1981] LP (Ship To Shore Phone Co.)
MX-80 Sound – So Funny LP (Feeding Tube)
Released last year digitally – now available on vinyl. Depending on how you count, So Funny is either the ninth or tenth album, MX-80 Sound has released. Regardless, it's their first LP since the classic
Crowd Control back in 1981 (a dizzying mix of free-jazz sax, thrashing guitars and absurdist lyricism, MX-80 Sound remains one of the great undiscovered bands of the late '70s / early '80s post-punk scene), and it's a pretty goddamn amazing spin.
>Navy Gangs
– Navy Gangs 7” (No Roads)
Navy Gangs is a pop quintet currently residing in the washed out and overly demanding area of New York City. Singer/Guitarist Matthew Tillwick, Guitarist Noah Kohll, and Drummer Gavin Cordaro began orchestrating music together in 2012 at Central High School in the red light district of Omaha where they failed their junior years miserably.

>Not Waving
– Redacted LP (Ecstatic)
Swampy, slow techno horror themes vacillate with decayed pastoral panoramas and windows of synthetic optimism, both lush and disquietingly needling, using dissonance and sweeps of hazy noise to ultimately spell out a foreboding but dreamlike sort of electronic subterfuge and suspense that resonates with the nostalgic
Stranger Things score as much as Leyland Kirby's Intrigue & Stuff series.
– Agartha LP (Edition)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Finnish quintet Oddarrang has established itself as a band with an undeniably unique sound -- blending monumental riffs and dynamic builds with heart-wrenching melodies that soar over a compelling and absorbing rhythmical drive. With a unique blend of cello and trombone, soaring vocals and electronic soundscapes fusing with the magma intensity of guitar, bass and drums, this is music that achieves profound beauty: elevating and primal.

– Napoleonic Blues LP (Soleilmoon)
Inspired by the famous picture of the defeated emperor at Fontainebleu,
Napoleonic Blues is a reflection on the persistence of the past in the chaos of the present, history’s long shadow that refuses to dissolve. Echoing lines from the Roman poet Horace, the battle hymns of the Crusades, the rebirth of the Islamic Caliphate, the siege of Gaza, the collapse of Detroit and the meditations of St John of the Cross, this is a journey through the night and fog that lingers like the smoke of an eternal flame. Eleven songs, linked by a chain of time, the ancient stalking the modern, the lamp of the golden age lit on the pyre of the darkest days.
– Pavilion LP (Immune)
Panabrite is Seattle musician Norm Chambers. His music evokes the prime work of ambient music’s pioneers, the top tier of kosmische-musik makers, and the more mystical end of the new-age spectrum. He weaves elements from these styles into his own distinctive tapestries, balancing melodic playfulness with compositional rigor. Pavilion is a love letter to Italian albums from the classic ‘70s era of minimalism and prog.

>Gary Peacock w/ Jan Garbarek, Tomasz Stanko and Jack DeJohnette
– Voice From The Past – Paradigm [Reissue/1982] LP+MP3 (ECM)
This abstract quartet recording by bassist Gary Peacock features Jan Garbarek on tenor and
soprano saxes, Tomasz Stanko on trumpet, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. The interplay
between Peacock and DeJohnette, captured roughly two years before the release of the first
Keith Jarrett standards record, is especially interesting.

>People Of The North
– The Caul LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
People of the North is Kid Millions and Bobby Matador of Oneida. They have a fluency with experimentation that is evident throughout
The Caul. The conversation between their instruments (Kid on drums and Bobby behind the organ, on guitar) on this album translates into some of the band's most linear and stirring work to date. The Caul features performances by multi-instrumentalist Jamie Saft, a renowned keyboardist and composer who scored the Oscar-nominated documentary Murderball.
– Perujazz [Reissue/1987] LP (Vampisoul)
Inspired by jazz fusion from the '70s, Perujazz mix cajón drums and Afro-Peruvian, Andean and jungle sounds with jazz, rock and funk in a powerful blend full of groove and psychedelia.

>Elvis Presley
– Blue Hawaii [Reissue/1961] LP (Friday Music)
180gm audiophile translucent blue vinyl pressing.

– Pleasure Ground [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Hospital Productions)
One of Prurient's most captivating raids on the borderlands of power noise and symphonic doom rears its furious head once again for this gatefold vinyl reissue.

– How To Get Ideas 10” (ORG Music)
On this 5-track EP L.A. based duo Qui demonstrate skillfully their ability to shape different elements and genres into their own brand of off-the-wall pop music. From the ballad-like acoustic guitar fingerpicking and pitch perfect vocal harmonies on “Treason” to the almost manic math-rock on “Dad,” in a world full of copycats it’s refreshing to find a band so inimitable. Features guest percussion and vocals by Dale Crover (The Melvins).

>Reckless Kelly
– Sunset Motel LP (No Big Deal)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Reckless Kelly celebrates their 20th anniversary with
Sunset Motel, their follow up their Grammy Award winning 2013 release Long Night Moon. “Sunset Motel finds the band in familiar musical territory — bounding fearlessly between the sounds of jangling heartland rock and scrappy, hardscrabble country, with stories that refuse to dumb themselves down for mass appeal.” – Rolling Stone
>Reel Big Fish
– Happy Skalidays LP (Rock Ridge Music)
The first ever holiday/Christmas release from the SoCal ska band. Includes three holiday classics and three holiday originals. Gold vinyl pressing.

>Reel Big Fish
– Skacoustic 2xLP (Rock Ridge Music)
22 of Reel Big Fish’s biggest hits recorded as acoustic versions. Pressed on white and blue color vinyl.

>RX Bandits
- …And The Battle Begun [Reissue/2006] 2xLP+MP3 (Sargent House)
Tenth anniversary vinyl reissue of RX Bandits’ fifth album. Originally starting out as a practical ska band with a heavy SoCal influence, they have created a sound combining soul, reggae, punk, and progressive rock.

>Terje Rypdal
– Waves [Reissue/1978] LP+MP3 (ECM)
Waves is the seventh album by Norwegian jazz guitarist Terje Rypdal recorded in 1977.

>Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub
– The Scientist Meets Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub [2013] LP (Dub Mir)
The debut album from Chicago band Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub was recorded, mixed, and mastered by the legendary "Dub Chemist" Overton H. Brown aka "The Scientist". Sirota, a veteran of the Chicago music scene, decided to address his 30+ year love for Jamaican music by putting this new band together in early 2013.

>Sleaford Mods
– T.C.R. 12” (Rough Trade)
Equal parts classic-era punk, casio minimalism, slam poetry, growling protest chant, and poison ivy rash, Sleaford Mods are singular, and always powerful. And with their
T.C.R. 12”, particularly its title track, named for the 1970s auto toy “Total Control Racing,” the Mods are surprisingly tuneful.
>Sofi Tukker
– Soft Animals 12” (Virtual Label Group)
“Sofi Tukker’s debut EP Soft Animals is an insatiable dance collection of jungle-pop songs with many well-executed nods towards Brazilian instruments, poets and to the national language, Portuguese.” – Paste Magazine

>Tele Novella
– House Of Souls LP (Yellow Year)
Lead vocalist Natalie Ribbons describes Tele Novella’s hard-to-pinpoint sound as “melodic macabre-pop.” The band embraces such retro influences -- The Velvet Underground, 1960s garage bands, surf instrumental guitar licks, late 1960s baroque pop-rock.

– Music Exists Disc 2 LP (Alien Transistor)
The second part of a four-part vinyl edition of Tenniscoats' masterpiece
Music Exists, a work of intimate, wonderful, psychedelic folk music. They wrote and recorded the album themselves using an analog console, a microphone, and what few instruments they had; as the project developed, they were surprised to find that they had amassed several albums' worth of material, showcasing their unique combination of melodies and unexaggerated arrangements.
– Peasant [Reissue/2008] LP (Gilead Media)
The second full-length album from Thou, deftly remastered by Adam Tucker, is finally reissued after 5 years of being out of print. This reissue has been meticulously reconstructed, with new and expanded artwork, and packaged in a thick gatefold jacket.

>Shania Twain
– Shania Twain [1993] LP (Mercury Nashville)
Shania Twain – The Woman In Me [1995] LP (Mercury Nashville)
Shania Twain – Come On Over [1997] 2xLP (Mercury Nashville)
Shania Twain – Up! [Country Version/Green/2002] 2xLP (Mercury Nashville)
Shania Twain – Up! [Pop Version/Red/2002] 2xLP (Mercury Nashville)
First-time vinyl editions of The Queen Of Country Pop’s first four albums.

>The Twilight Sad
- Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters [Reissue/2007] LP (FatCat)
Vinyl reissue of the debut full-length album from the Scottish noise merchants.

>Steve Vai
– Passion And Warfare [25th Anniversary Edition] 2xLP (Friday Music)
180gm audiophile clear vinyl reissue of the guitar wizard’s 1990 album. Includes four bonus tracks.

>Various Artists
– Burkina Faso 1 LP (Sublime Frequencies)
Various Artists – Burkina Faso 2 LP (Sublime Frequencies)
Various Artists – Burkina Faso 3 LP (Sublime Frequencies)
Sublime Frequencies presents a three volume set of contemporary field recordings by Hisham Mayet, recorded in Burkina Faso during three expeditions from 2013-2015.

>Various Artists
– A Capitol Christmas 2xLP (Capitol)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl (each record is a unique color). Celebrating 75 years of Capitol Records,
A Capitol Christmas features classic Christmas tracks from Capitol's vast catalog. Artists include Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin and more.
>Various Artists
– Day Of The Dead 10xLP (4AD)
Released last May on CD – now available as a vinyl box set. This 59-track, six-hour long Grateful Dead tribute album was created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, and features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds. All profits will help fight for AIDS/HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organization. Some of the big names included here: Jim James, The War On Drugs, The National, Kurt Vile, Mumford & Sons, Wilco with Bob Weir, The Tallest Man On Earth, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, The Walkmen, The Flaming Lips, and so many more.

>Various Artists
– The Return Of The Living Dead [OST/Reissue/1985] LP (Real Gone Music)
Color vinyl reissue of the soundtrack featuring songs by The Cramps, 45 Grave, The Flesh Eaters, The Damned, Roky Erickson, The Jet Black Berries, T.S.O.L. and SSQ.

>Various Artists
– Studio One Radio Show CD/LP (Studio One)
Winston "The Whip" Williams first entered radio in the 1970's at the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation as a newscaster and disc jockey for the afternoon show 'Whip with the Solid Kick'. He also helmed the Studio One radio show that was broadcast on JBC on Saturday Mornings. Williams specialty was his rapid-fire jive rhyming delivery alongside his alter-ego Marcus who "ate chicken on Sundays". To date his career in radio spans four decades as newscaster and radio personality, 'Winston in Kingston' continues to excite listeners as the 'radio rhyme king' on Power 106FM.

>Vatican Shadow
– Media In The Service Of Terror LP (Hospital Productions)
Reflecting on a world much unchanged, even intensified since his last dispatch,
Media In The Service Of Terror works classic VS signatures measured with increased momentum and propulsive energy, divided into seven parts and imbued with that dramatic melodic arrangements that works beyond the club. [This is the second pressing with alternate cover art.]
– Form Hell 10” (Death Waltz Originals)
Synthesizer music inspired in equal measure by the highest and lowest expressions of the medium. For every nod to Subotnick and Mort Garson there’s a indiscrete wink aimed at Marcello Giombini and Walter Sear.

>Mike Weis
– Sound Practice LP (Monastral)
Third solo album from Chicago percussionist/sound artist Mike Weis of Zelienople, Kwaidan, and Good Stuff House.

>Kenny Wheeler
– Deer Wan [1978] LP+MP3 (ECM)
"Wheeler emerges a romanticist in the grand heroic mode. His compositions and trumpeting suggest an Olympian majesty. There is a grace and eloquence, as well as a purity of sound and purpose." -- Downbeat

>Tom Zé
– Fabrication Defect: Com Defeito De Fabricação [1998] LP (Luaka Bop)
You don't need to be a polymath to love Tom Zé's's music, but it helps. A seminal figure of the early- '70s Tropicalismo movement in Brazil that launched the careers of Caetano Veloso,
Gilberto Gil and Os Mutantes, among others, Zé's is a card-carrying cultural cannibal inspired equally by both ideas and sounds.
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>Miles Davis
– The Birth Of The Cool [Reissue/1957] LP (Sony Legacy)
– Bopping The Blues [Reissue/1987] LP (Sony Legacy)
– The Essential Miles Davis [2001] 2xLP (Sony Legacy)
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>Sonic Youth
– Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star [Reissue/1994] LP (Geffen)
– A Thousand Leaves [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Geffen)
– NYC Ghosts & Flowers [Reissue/2000] LP (Geffen)
Vinyl reissues of Sonic Youth’s eighth, tenth, and eleventh albums.
Murray Street due October 21.
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>Mark Lanegan
– The Winding Sheet [Reissue/1990] LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
– Whiskey For The Holy Ghost [Reissue/1994] LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
The Winding Sheet is Mark Lanegan's (Screaming Trees) 1990 solo debut. It showcases his adept skills as a lyricist and his deep, soulful voice. The Kurt Cobain lended vocals to "Down In The Dark," and for the folk classic "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" Cobain contributed guitar and vocals and Krist Novoselic played bass. Released during the grunge explosion of the early 1990s, Whiskey For The Holy Ghost showcases Lanegan's growing maturity as a songwriter and vocalist.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
– Proponent For Sentience 2xLP (Metal Blade)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Fort Collins, CO melodic death metal band.

– False Foundation 2xLP+MP3 (PIAS America)
False Foundation is the tenth studio album by the London-based trip-hop/progressive/alt-rock collective. Following the ominous beat-driven electro onslaught of lead track “Driving In Nails,” “Bright Lights” showcases the more sensitive and soulful side of the Archive sound with Pollard Berrier delivering a beautiful, yearning vocal over a subtle piano and synth backing. [CD edition due October 21.]
– Astrodome 2xLP (HeviSike)
Influenced by the European heavy psychedelic rock scene such as Colour Haze, Causa Sui and The Machine, Astrodome add their own twist to the genre with their heavy riff-laden space rock.

– Wings Of Chains LP (Hell’s Headbangers)
Released in June on CD – now available on vinyl. Bat barrel forth like filth hounds of Hades, pounding metal with violence and force.

>The Beach Boys
– Surfer Girl [Reissue/1963] LP (Capitol)
Vinyl reissue of The Beach Boys’ third studio album.
Sufer Girl was the first album by the Beach Boys for which Brian Wilson was given full production credit, a position Wilson would maintain for the next few years.
>The Beach Boys
– Good Vibrations [Reissue/1966] 12” (Capitol)
Sunburst vinyl reissue of the 1966 EP features the original 7” single version, as well as multiple versions of the iconic track “Good Vibrations” plus the single's B-side, “Let's Go Away For A While.” A pullout lithograph of the single's original Japanese cover art, with its “Good Vibrations” title typo intact, is included in the EP package, which features the original 1966 US single cover art on its front.

>James Blake
- The Colour In Anything 2xLP (Republic)
Released last July on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the UK singer/songwriter/producer with co-writing help from Frank Ocean and additional production by Rick Rubin. 17 tracks including “I Need A Forest Fire” featuring Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver.

>Art Blakey/Thelonious Monk
- Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk [Reissue/1958] LP (Analog Spark)
This 1958 studio album is a collaboration between the Jazz Messengers led by drummer Art Blakey and special guest Thelonious Monk on piano. 180gm vinyl reissue.

>Blink 182
– Cheshire Cat [Reissue/1996] LP (Geffen)
Blink 182 – Dude Ranch [Reissue/1997] LP (Geffen)
Blink 182 – Enema Of The State [Reissue/1999] LP (Geffen)
Blink 182 – The Mark, Tom And Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!) [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Geffen)
Blink 182 – Take Off Your Pants And Jacket [Reissue/2003] LP (Geffen)
Blink 182 – Blink 182 [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Geffen)
Blink 182 – Neighbors [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (Geffen)
Blink 182 – Box Set 10xLP (Geffen)
All LPs by the SoCal pop-punk band (sans
Buddha) are back in print on vinyl.
>Boom Bip
– Sun Choke [OST] LP (Lex)
Boom Bip created a beautiful and haunting soundtrack for
Sun Choke, a film written and directed by Ben Cresciman (Negative Space). On creating the dramatic score, Boom Bip says, “The intention of the score was to keep it cerebral and minimal. Adding large dramatic strings or drums didn’t have a place with this film. There were only a few opportunities for that. As the viewer, you’re mainly looking into the faces of the characters throughout the film so I simply wanted to enhance the mood of the space the characters are in without getting in the way.”
– 2012 12” (Fat Wreck Chords)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Canada’s favorite pop-punk sons return an epic EP consisting of a 24 minute-long opus chronicling every tour stop Chixdiggit! made throughout 2012. From Schiphol to Victoria,
2012 takes the listener on a whirlwind trip via their trademark upbeat, guitar driven sound, addictive melodies, and KJ’s cheeky lyrics.
– La Curandera [Reissue/2015] LP (Weathermaker Music)
La Curandera collects eight deep tracks culled from the Maryland rocker's vast catalog themed around characters that can only be described as formidable female protagonists ("Cyborg Bette," "Night Hag," "Isabella," "The Dragonfly"). Originally released on pink vinyl for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 2015, the cover artwork is by world-renowned illustrator Becky Cloonan, who has worked for DC, Marvel, and Image.
>Miles Davis
– The Birth Of The Cool [Reissue/1957] LP (Sony Legacy)
Miles Davis – Bopping The Blues [Reissue/1987] LP (Sony Legacy)
Miles Davis – The Essential Miles Davis [2001] 2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Essential jazz on 180gm vinyl.

– A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993 6xLP+7” (Rhino)
Holy Diver (1983), The Last In Line (1984), Sacred Heart (1985), Dream Evil (1987), Lock Up The Wolves (1990), Strange Highways (1993) along with the 7” single “Evil Eyes” b/w “Time To Burn.”
– Other People’s Songs [Reissue/2003] LP (Mute)
Erasure – Nightbird [Reissue/2005] LP (Mute)
Erasure – Light At The End Of The World [Reissue/2007] LP (Mute)
Erasure – Union Street [Reissue/2006] LP (Mute)
The celebration of Erasure's (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) 30th anniversary continues with this latest installment of 180gm vinyl catalog reissues.

>Golden Suits
– Kubla Khan LP+MP3 (Hit City USA)
Brand new album from the solo project of Fred Nicolaus, who is also a member of the indie rock band Department Of Eagles (a collaboration with Daniel Rosen of Grizzly Bear).

>Billy Gomberg
– Slight At That Contact LP (Students Of Decay)
Ambient minimalism conjuring a ruined, futuristic topography from Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist.

>The Eric Grant Orchestra
– Cool At The Casa Montego [Reissue/1960] LP (Dubstore)
A masterpiece of Jamaican Jazz recorded in 1960 by the Eric Grant Orchestra, resident band of the Casa Montego Hotel in Montego Bay. Rhythm & blues, jazz standards, cha cha cha, Merengue and Calypso all combine in this wonderful amalgamation of sounds.

– Freeze Frame Reality [1995] 2xLP (Artoffact)
Haujobb – Solutions For A Small Planet [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Artoffact)
Haujobb – Ninetynine [1999] 2xLP (Artoffact)
First-time vinyl editions of the industrial techno group’s second, third and fourth albums. Very-limited edition color pressings.

– Oppression LP (Minus Head)
Released last April on CD – now available on vinyl. Incite is an Arizona based metal outfit led by Richie Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy).

>Jack Ingram
– Midnight Motel LP (Rounder)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Midnight Motel is Jack Ingram's eighth studio album, and his first since his 2009 smash Big Dreams & High Hopes. The recording, which marks a creative milestone for the veteran artist, features intimate, dynamic stripped-down instrumental arrangements of nine original compositions written or co-written by Ingram, as well as two songs Ingram found listening to demo tapes of some friends. A true troubadour, Ingram tells stories, dedicates songs and has conversations with the musicians between the songs. Ingram's banter adds an extra level of intimacy to the record, almost like he's brought the listener right in the recording studio with him as the album was being cut live. Midnight Motel’s organic late-night vibe is perfectly suited to the material, and brings out the emotional edge in Ingram's deeply felt vocals which can be heard throughout the album including in the first single “I'm Drinking Through It,” “Nothing To Fix,” “Can't Get Any Better Than This,” and “All Over Again.”
>Bert Jansch
– Bert Jansch [Reissue/1965] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Scottish singer/songwriter Bert Jansch recorded his first album in producer Bill Leader's London flat with a borrowed guitar, sitting on the edge of the bed and singing into a portable tape recorder. As author Richie Unterberger writes in the liner notes, "When Bert Jansch's self-titled debut LP was issued in April 1965, he was already a major figure on the British folk scene. His synthesis of traditional British folk with blues and a bit of jazz was at the vanguard of a new generation of UK folk performers, well versed in past forms but unafraid to venture into new territory. His virtuosic guitar was complemented by a plaintive rough-hewn voice that didn't just document the on-the-road experience, but lived it."

>Cody Jinks
– I’m Not The Devil LP (Cody Jinks Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Cody Jinks' credible grit and meaningful tattoos are no fad. They define exactly who he really is: someone raised on the sounds of country music and metal.

– New Skin LP+MP3 (PIAS America)
New Skin is the debut studio album by London-based emerging soul singer/songwriter Cherie Jones-Mattis, known by her stage name as JONES. [CD version due October 21.]
– Kaleidoscope LP (Now Again)
One of the great psychedelic rock albums is back in print on vinyl.
Kaleidoscope’s roots are in Puerto Rican teenage garage rockers; it was recorded in the Dominican Republic at the high-point of the flower power era; it was only ever pressed in a minuscule run in Mexico.
>Mark Lanegan
– The Winding Sheet [Reissue/1990] LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Mark Lanegan – Whiskey For The Holy Ghost [Reissue/1994] LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
The Winding Sheet is Mark Lanegan's (Screaming Trees) 1990 solo debut. It showcases his adept skills as a lyricist and his deep, soulful voice. The Kurt Cobain lended vocals to "Down In The Dark," and for the folk classic "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" Cobain contributed guitar and vocals and Krist Novoselic played bass. Released during the grunge explosion of the early 1990s, Whiskey For The Holy Ghost showcases Lanegan's growing maturity as a songwriter and vocalist.
>Hopeton Lewis
– Take It Easy With The Rock Steady Beat [Reissue/1966] LP (Dubstore)
Take It Easy With The Rock Steady Beat is a fundamental album released in 1966 that determined the way rocksteady was going to journey. In 1966, Rude Boys were at the peak of the fame with their notorious behaviors, while ska gradually started to slow down its tempo. This album paved the way for a newborn music, rocksteady, with a rather slower and tighter rhythm approach.
>Magic In Threes
– IV LP (Ged Soul)
Magic In Threes is an instrumental combo specializing in psychedelic cinematic-soul.

>Marconi Union
– Ghost Stations 2xLP (Proper)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. After fourteen years of writing and performing, the trio Marconi Union -- founding members Richard Talbot and Jamie Crossley with keyboard player Duncan Meadows -- have steadily developed and refined a unique musical identity; evoking emotions from gracefully blending elements of dub, jazz, ambience and electronica within their richly melodic compositions. With
Ghost Stations, Marconi Union’s music continues to straddle the worlds of artistic credibility and musical accessibility.
>Steve Miller
– Fly Like An Eagle [Reissue/1976] LP (Capitol)
Vinyl reissue of the Steve Miller Band’s ninth album. Includes the singles “Fly Like An Eagle,” “Take The Money And Run,” and “Rock’n Me.”

>The Moondoggies
– Don’t Be A Stranger [Reissue/2008] LP (Hardly Art)
Seattle's Moondoggies play timeless American music. Warm three-part harmonies, gothic Rhodes organ, and wanderlust guitar mark a sound rooted in boogie blues and cosmic country. Whipsmart songwriting leads to hook-heavy tunes that bristle with originality. Shades of gospel, blues, rock, and country commingle, and wall-of-sound harmonies radiate joy and passion. The influences of The Band, The Byrds, and especially early Grateful Dead are evident, though The Moondoggies' lyrical economy and compositional sensibility render these tracks fresh and unique.
Don’t Be A Stranger is the band’s debut – now available for the first time on vinyl.
– Irreligious [Reissue/1996] LP+CD (Century Media)
Irreligious confirms that the Portuguese band has a grasp on gloomy, morbid metal and knows how to create monolithic, menacing sounds.
>Buck Owens
– Buck Owens [Reissue/1961] LP (Capitol)
Vinyl reissue of the debut album by the country legend.

– Space Diaspora LP (Crammed Discs)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The duet consisting of Ghanaian-Swiss vocalist and musician Joy Frempong and producer and musician Lleluja-Ha return with a space opera – a highly danceable avant-garde electronica album based on a core of vocal loops and drumming.

>Elvis Presley
– Elvis’ Christmas Album [Reissue/1957] LP (Friday Music)
Two pressings: Red translucent and green translucent color vinyl, each in a gatefold sleeve.

>Primitive Weapons
- Future Of Death LP (Cooking Vinyl)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Primitive Weapons carries forth the tradition of this original post-hardcore spirit but does so in a thoroughly forward-charging way, bearing no shred of retro-glorification. It is an eight-song thrill ride, full of tribal thunder, hard grooves, dire screams, luminous guitars, and massive, mournful choruses that haunt for days.
>Sandy and The Wild Wombats
– The Girl Can’t Help It LP (Bear Family)
The German rockabilly band covers an assortment of deep cuts spanning the ‘50s – ‘70s.

>Shonen Knife
– Burning Farm [Reissue/1983] LP (Oglio)
Shonen Knife – Yama-no Attchan [Reissue/1984] LP (Oglio)
Shonen Knife – Pretty Little Baka Guy [Reissue/1986] LP (Oglio)
Shonen Knife – 712 [Reissue/1991] LP (Oglio)
Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop bands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock bands, such as the Ramones, Shonen Knife crafts stripped-down songs with simplistic lyrics sung both in Japanese and English. Despite their pop-oriented nature, the trio maintains a distinctly underground garage rock sound rooted in edgy instrumentation and D.I.Y. aesthetics.

>Silver Apples
– Clinging To A Dream 2xLP (ChickenCoop Recordings)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Clinging To A Dream is the Silver Apples first album since 1998. It features 11 new songs recorded at the ChickenCoop studios in Fairhope, Alabama. The new songs carry on the band’s tradition begun in 1967 of merging pure, raw electronic sounds with melodic poetic content; it represents 40 years of polishing and refining this experiment.
>Sonic Youth
– Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star [Reissue/1994] LP (Geffen)
Sonic Youth – A Thousand Leaves [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Geffen)
Sonic Youth – NYC Ghosts & Flowers [Reissue/2000] LP (Geffen)
Vinyl reissues of Sonic Youth’s eighth, tenth, and eleventh albums.
Murray Street due October 21.
>This Wild Life
– Low Tides LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. This Wild Life is an acoustic duo from Long Beach, CA, featuring Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso. Writing songs that mine the same emotional territory as City And Colour, they have created a sound, vibe, and presence that sets them apart from their stripped down peers.

>Tygers Of Pan Tang
– Only The Brave 7” (Mighty Music)
Tygers Of Pan Tang – Tygers Of Pan Tang LP (Mighty Music)
New “comeback” material from the veteran British heavy metal band.

>Various Artists
- Lonesome On'ry And Mean: A Tribute To Waylon Jennings [2003] 2xLP (Dualtone)
First-time vinyl pressing of this Waylon Jennings tribute featuring Guy Clark, Norah Jones, Robert Earl Keen, Kris Kristofferson, Henry Rollins and more.

>Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
– The Essential [2002] 2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Limited double vinyl LP pressing of this collection by legendary blues/rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. This set includes songs from 1980 to 1990.

>Dwight Yoakam
– Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… LP (Sugar Hill)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “Has any country artist made a more convincing case for the hipness of hillbilly sensibilities than Dwight Yoakam? He's built a singular career out of challenging the opposition between what's perceived as artless and rustic and what's seen as cultivated and citified. Yoakam once described his music as "electrified bluegrass," and in more recent years he's stepped into the studio with such first-generation bluegrass giants as Ralph Stanley and Earl Scruggs. But
Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars... is billed as Yoakam's first-ever bluegrass album, though it isn't quite the simple, back-to-roots affair the concept suggests. Not only is this album a chance for Yoakam to prove that his material does in fact work in a bluegrass context, but he also reinterprets his songs with some of the genre's most celebrated pickers behind him: guitarist Bryan Sutton, fiddler Stuart Duncan, banjo player Scott Vestal, mandolinist Adam Steffey and bassist Barry Bales. Yoakam made a deliberate choice to amplify his expression in this unamplified setting, because in his memory, bluegrass has always rocked. His version does, too.” -- NPR