new vinyl love...

for the week of 23 JUNE 2014...
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Sufjan Stevens – Enjoy Your Rabbit [2002] 2xLP (Asthmatic Kitty)
First time on vinyl. Departing from the singer/songwriter format of his debut Asthmatic Kitty Records album,
A Sun Came, Enjoy Your Rabbit is a collection of fourteen colorful instrumental compositions combining Sufjan's noted gift for melody with electronic sounds to create an unusually playful and human -- not to mention humane -- electronic experience.
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Dexter Gordon – Go! [Reissue/1962] LP (Blue Note)
Latest in Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. Recorded and released in 1962,
Go! is Dexter Gordon’s tenth studio album, and features Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, Billy Higgins on drums and Gordon himself on tenor sax.
Anomalys – Deadline Blues b/w No More! 7" (Slovenly)
This is the darkest effort yet from from the negative tequila sex beat bringers, Amsterdam's Anomalys. The A-side is a tough assed mid-tempo threat, with "No More!" on the flip picking up the pace a dog's hair for another dancefloor killer from our favorite behemoth Dutch demons.

Bloodpheasant
– Traum LP (Tor Johnson)
Bloodpheasant create a soundscape comprised of doom, ghostly folk, layered vocals, and dynamic riff assaults resulting in a record that is sure to bring listeners to the darkest parts of their deeply buried memories.
Traum is an eerie culmination of dimly lit rooms, lost friends, and f**ked up dreams.
David Bowie
– Diamond Dogs [40th Anniversary Picture Disc] 7" (Parlophone)
Originally released in June 1974, "Diamond Dogs" was the second single to be taken from the album of the same name with "Rebel Rebel" being the first. The groundbreaking six-minute track was originally backed by the re-recording of "Holy Holy." For its 40
th anniversary it has been reissued as a double A-side, now paired with the "Diamond Dogs (David Live - 2005 Mix)" by Tony Visconti making its vinyl debut.
Bremen
– Second Launch 2xLP (Blackest Ever Black)
Mind-shattering double LP of dysphoric space-rock minimalism from two luminaries of the Swedish punk underground.
Second Launch follows Bremen's self-titled debut of 2013 and comprises 11 controlled improvisations, reinforced with overdubs, that take clear inspiration from the dark side of Kraut and progressive rock, early electronic and drone music, while also owing something to the fathomlessly bleak interior landscapes conjured by Nico/Cale on The Marble Index and Desertshore.
June Carter Cash
– Wildwood Flower [2003] LP (Dualtone)
Wildwood Flower is the last release from June Carter Cash. Originally released in 2003, this is the first time the album is released on vinyl. The album won two Grammy’s - Best Traditional Folk Album and Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
Cretins
– Cretins 7" (Vinyl Conflict)
Ah, Cretins, the runts of the litter. One of Richmond VA's remaining hardcore punk bands in 2014. After unleashing a pummeling demo tape, they return with this six-song EP, which is a barrage of rough, uncompromising HC punk drawing from the no-frills approach and raw power of golden era American hardcore.

Earth
– Hex; Or Imprinting The Infernal Method [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Southern Lord)
New vinyl reissue beautifully packaged with a 20 page booklet painstakingly designed by Stephen O' Malley.

Earth
– The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Southern Lord)
This version of
The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull comes packaged in a brown faux leather cover-gatefold jacket that emulates a old bible. Inside this book is another Stoughton gatefold jacket.
Fleetwood Mac
– Greatest Hits [Reissue/1988] LP (Rhino)
Vinyl reissue of Fleetwood Mac’s 1988 compilation album, which covers the period of their greatest commercial success from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s. The track listing for the US release differs slightly from that of other territories. It includes the 1975 track "Over My Head" but omits the 1987 track "Seven Wonders."

The Fresh & Onlys
– House Of Spirits LP (Mexican Summer)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. With surreal nightmares, glistening pop tempered by sinister undertones and even unsettling experimentalism, The Fresh & Onlys' fifth album is the San Francisco quartet's most focused and most experimental yet. The material gestated during vocalist Tim Cohen's isolated stay on an Arizonan horse ranch where he documented dreams in a bedside notebook. The resultant songs are by turns pristine, feverish, and bizarre, as they returned to Lucky Cat Studios in San Francisco with Phil Manley to recast the textures, leaps of logic and evocative character of Cohen's dreams into songs.

Ben Frost
– A U R O R A LP (Mute)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Frost’s fifth album features Greg Fox (ex-Liturgy), Shahzad Ismaily and Thor Harris (Swans), and was largely written in Eastern DR Congo. A U R O R A aims directly, through its monolithic construction, at blinding luminescent alchemy -- not with benign heavenly beauty but through decimating magnetic force.

Godflesh
– Pure [Reissue/1991] LP (Earache)
Limited edition reissue of 500 copies with fold-out poster.

Dexter Gordon
– Go! [Reissue/1962] LP (Blue Note)
Latest in Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. Recorded and released in 1962,
Go! is Dexter Gordon’s tenth studio album, and features Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, Billy Higgins on drums and Gordon himself on tenor sax.
Neil Michel Hagerty & The Howling Hex
- Fool’s Watch b/w Lord Gloves 10" (Drag City)
The Howling Hex continue to patrol the borders of our shared musical culture, reflecting on the strange things a man might see out there in the wilderness - and more to the point, the details a man might miss. Their latest release is a 10" single with two long tracks that push beyond previous entries in The Howling Hex’s catalog. Comes in limited edition silkscreened (by NMH himself) jackets.

Ezekiel Honig
– Paragraphs 12" (Other People)
Using the loop as more of a tool than a rule, Honig paints outside the lines, nestling into a comfortable, shared space between muted techno, melodic, event-driven ambient, textural downtempo and slow-motion house.

Bobbie Hutcherson
– Total Eclipse [Reissue/1968] LP (Blue Note)
Latest in Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. This 1968 album from the jazz vibraphonist features Chick Corea on piano, Harold Land on tenor sax and flute, Reggie Johnson on bass and Joe Chambers on drums.

Island Boy
– Basic Instincts LP (Rita)
Island Boy is the ongoing project of San Diego-based, Puerto Rican musician/producer Richard Hunter-Rivera. Incorporating elements of French house, reggaeton, latin freestyle, and new wave with crooning vocals, his music pays clear homage to the art of modern songwriting but utilizes unorthodox recording processes that result in dense, cinematic, and surreal soundscapes.

Jefferson Airplane
– Live At The Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66: Grace’s Debut LP (Relayer Friday Records)
Bootlegged for decades, Relayer Friday presenst another installment in their Jefferson Airplane Original Masters Series. CD version due July 29.

Leyland Kirby
– Intrigue & Stuff Vo. 4 12" (HistoryAlwaysFavoursTheWinners)
The fourth and final volume in Kirby’s series of previously unreleased retro-futuristic recordings.

Kitten
– Kitten CD/LP (Elektra)
Fronted by the extraordinary Chloe Chaidez, Kitten has drawn ecstatic praise for their rejuvenation of classic post punk and new wave pop. While most hyper-young artists are working at the bleeding edges of dance music, Kitten's rich and atmospheric rock is surprisingly ageless, applauded the Los Angeles Times in a recent live review.

Lewis
– L’Amour [Reissue/1983] LP+MP3 (Light In The Attic)
Recently released on CD -- now available on vinyl. In 1983, a man named Lewis recorded an album named
L'Amour, which was released on the unknown label R.A.W. And that's about all we know. The ingredients are simple: smooth synthesizers, feather-light piano, ethereal, occasionally inaudible vocals and the gentle plucking of acoustic guitars. But the effects are arresting: a spine-tingling, sombre album that echoes Springsteen's Nebraska or Angelo Badalamenti's atmospheric soundtracks. Later, Arthur Russell would grasp for something similar on the epochal World Of Echo LP.
Edvard Graham Lewis
– All Over LP (Editions Mego)
Edvard Graham Lewis – All Under LP (Editions Mego)
Having made his name in legendary punk/experimental outfits Wire, Dome and He Said, Lewis has developed an exceptional voice with ceaseless exploration of a wide variety of musical forms.
All Over is a song-based album that resides amongst the cracks between narrative and song, sound and music. Cloaked in an atmosphere of beauty and paranoia, the album conjures the spirit of Wire's experimental pop trajectory while simultaneously exploring a multitude of sonic possibilities. All Under, the companion release to All Over compiles soundtracks to films, installations and a self-penned short story.
Medeski Martin & Wood
– Combustication [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Blue Note)
Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
Combustication is the fifth major album by the experimental jazz trio Medeski, Martin & Wood. Recorded at The Magic Shop in New York City, this is the first MMW album to include a turntablist - DJ Logic.
Mirah
– Changing Light LP (Absolute Magnitude/K Records)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On her fifth solo album, Mirah breaks it down and builds it back up again with the street smarts that only years behind the wheel of love can inspire. Ready with the maps and driven to the rhythms on the radio dial,
Changing Light's ten songs carry us from heartbreak to wholeness and all the places in between.
Lee Morgan
– Corn Bread [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
Recorded in 1965, Cornbread by Lee Morgan features Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Herbie Hancock, Larry Ridley and Billy Higgins. Morgan was one of hard bop’s greatest trumpeters who also performed with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.

Gram Parsons
– GP [Reissue/1973] LP (Rhino)
Gram Parsons – Grievous Angel [Reissue/1974] LP (Rhino)
New vinyl reissues now available. Gram Parsons' debut solo album
GP allowed audiences to appreciate his incredible vocals and lyrical delivery. Released in 1973, GP featured Elvis Presley's lead guitarist James Burton, and contained new songs from a creatively revitalized Parsons such as "Big Mouth Blues" and "Kiss the Children," as well as a cover of Tompall Glaser's "Streets Of Baltimore." Compiled from 1973 studio sessions Grievous Angel was originally released in 1974, four months after the songwriters death. It was his second solo album and is viewed as a successful example of the hybrid between country and rock.
Gram Parsons
– The Early Years Vol. 1 & 2 2xLP (Music On Vinyl)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The first ten songs were taken from a demo Parsons recorded in 1965 at a radio station with the Shilos, a Kingston Trio-type folk group he sang with for a few years. Originals like "Big Country" and "Zah's Blues" show he was already making his mark as a songwriter. Next are eight living-room recordings from late 1965 of Parsons performing solo with his guitar in a friend's apartment in New York City. The performances are thoughtful and full of soul, and the songs show Parsons was strongly developing his creative talent.

Noam Pikelny
– Noam Pikely Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe [2013] LP (Compass)
Noam Pikely Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe is the Grammy nominated banjoist's third recording for Compass Records. It follows on the heels of 2011’s Grammy-nominated Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail. Upon release, the album hit both the Billboard Top Heatseekers and Bluegrass album charts and was the focus of a Funny Or Die parody video starring Pikelny with appearances from Steve Martin, Ed Helms, Earl Scruggs, Chris Thile, Gillian Welch, and others.
Public Enemy
– Yo! Bum Rush The Show LP (Def Jam)
Yo! Bum Rush the Show is the debut album from Public Enemy. Each track is comprised of kicking heavy guitars toward the front, honing the loops, rhythms, and samples into a roar with as much in common with rock as rap.

Puff!
– Identitatsverlust 7" (Slovenly)
If Sean & Erin from The Spits were raised in ‘80s Germany by freaky parents with a kraut-rock collection, their band might have sounded a lot like Puff! Three tracks of spastic and aggressive synth heavy rave-ups, sung entirely in German, from some of the heaviest pranksters around.

Pusswhip Banggang
- Jambalaya LP (Drag City)
Pusswhip Banggang first debuted on
Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! in 2006. The package for this single is ultra-deluxe: gatefold jacket with reverse-side printing on the boards, direct-metal mastered full color picture-disc with custom shape and insert with recipe included. There isn’t an inch of this edition that isn’t remarkable.
Ringo Deathstarr
– God’s Dream 12" (Noyes Records/Neon Sigh)
Warm guitars and pulsing drums combine to form an aggressively atmospheric bubble, encompassing the listener in an infectious cohesive which blends the sounds of an era when Sonic Youth and Jesus and Mary Chain walked the Earth with a forward thinking and creatively stubborn indie darling. Transparent red vinyl.

Shallow Sanction
– EP 12" (Hospital Productions)
A refreshing but authentic take on the lineage referencing bands such as early Christian Death, Amebix, and Conflict, Shallow Sanction rejects the otherwise in the red and overly distorted approach of recent years for a more honest, stripped down and raw gothic punk sorely missing from many of their contemporaries.

Jimmy Smith
– Back At The Chicken Shack [Reissue/1963] LP (Blue Note)
Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.

Sufjan Stevens
– Enjoy Your Rabbit [2002] 2xLP (Asthmatic Kitty)
First time on vinyl. Departing from the singer/songwriter format of his debut Asthmatic Kitty Records album,
A Sun Came, Enjoy Your Rabbit is a collection of fourteen colorful instrumental compositions combining Sufjan's noted gift for melody with electronic sounds to create an unusually playful and human -- not to mention humane -- electronic experience.
Useless Eaters
– Desperate Living 7" (Slovenly)
Hand picked by Jay Reatard as the opening band on his last ever tour, Useless Eaters careen back on the scene. These three snotty blasts of weirdo pogo bring the attack with droning Buzzcocks licks and tribal, ritualistic beats.

White Hex
– Gold Nights CD/LP (Felte)
Recorded after shows in Paris, Berlin, New York and Melbourne, Gold Nights explores Italo disco, minimalist techno and the more primitive end of 1980’s German underground. They embrace their love of high fashion, 1980’s New York vogue techno and the mutant explorations of Whitehouse, Arthur Russell, Craig Leon and Gianni Rossi.

Zath
– Black Goat Razor b/w Pain Reaper 7" (God? Records)
Zath (pronounced "Zoth") is comprised of three men; Zack Weil (Oozing Wound, Cacaw), Seth Sher (Syne, Psychic Steel, Ga’an) and Dan Browning (Cave). Zath’s songs are a bottomless well of incalculable feeling and influence (among which, Judas Priest, ‘70s proto-metal, Kreator, Magma, Yes and Sodom are just a few), rendered with thrusting ability and immaculate precision. The writing process involves extensive use of Zath’s riff log, compiled for years leading back into the mists of time.

Zig-Zags
– Brainded Warrior b/w So Stoned 7" (In The Red)
Just in time for the release of their self-titled debut, Zig-Zags unload this vinyl-only single featuring one track from the album backed by a non-LP ripper. Grab it before it’s gone forever.
for the week of 16 JUNE 2014...
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Pravada – Dirty Looks LP (SR)
When we started this record, we were having a lot of fun writing what we call Pravada’s "Rock Song" cycle—we have always been, at our foundation; a rock/pop band. Working on 'Dirty Looks' brought it to a new level; Jesse and I wanted to keep the arrangements more straightforward with a less-is-more approach—danceability, dynamics, big hooks.

Queensize, was our second home. Impromptu 2-3 day sessions with Lon Paul, rehearsals, and 5 years of M.N.S.S. everyday.
So, we took our time. Every idea led to an obstacle—which burst into a breakthrough.

There are cohesive themes throughout the record; kiss and tell, bait and switch, smash and grab. The new tremble, the familiar cramp and twist of heartbreak. Its the fountain you walk to everyday. The water that stills your blink. Falling and flying through the gravity of the sound...
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>Dave Matthews Band – Remember Two Things [Reissue/2002] 2xCD/2xLP+MP3 (Sony Legacy)
This new reissue features the original album expanded with two previously unreleased bonus tracks: early studio versions of "Pay For What You Get" and "Typical Situation," newly mastered by original album engineer David Glasser.
Joseph Arthur – Lou 2xCD (Vanguard)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Inspired by Lou Reed's legacy, Joseph Arthur recorded 12 of Reed's songs.

Black Pus/Oozing Wound
– Split LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Label-mates and kindred spirits Black Pus and Oozing Wound join together on this strictly limited vinyl-only split LP. The split captures both bands energy in a raw form. Intended as a limited edition tour record, the album is not a mere raw blast, as it shows a new side to Black Pus and is a teaser for the monster sophomore album from Oozing Wound.

Bonde Do Role
– Tropicalbacnal LP (Mad Decent)
Bonde Do Role turn Brazilian folk songs into dance tracks, and they make rockabilly replays into haunting taunts.

Casket Lottery/Small Brown Bike
– Split [Reissue/2002] 7"+MP3 (Run For Cover)
Originally issued in 2002 on Second Nature Recordings and almost two-and-a-half years in its creation, this wasn’t another split release of throwaway songs, but a six-song collaborative effort in the truest sense, one born out of mutual musical respect, admiration and camaraderie. Color vinyl.

Neneh Cherry
– Everything Remixes 12" (Smalltown Supersound)
Rounds up remixes that Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer did of Neneh Cherry’s Four Tet produced "Everything" track.

Close Lobsters
– Kunstwerk In Spacetime EP 7"+MP3 (Shelflife)
Close Lobsters graduated from the post-punk music scene in the late 1970s, releasing singles on Enigma, Caff Corp., and Fire Records in the late ‘80s.

Cocktails
– Adult Life LP (Father Daughter)
Cocktails know growing up will kill you, eventually. But somewhere between the mundane strictures of a responsible American life in the 21st century, with its attendant student debt, meager 401k’s, and the macrobrew-soaked recklessness of youth, is a sweet spot.

Current Swell
– Ulysses LP (Nettwerk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Canadian rock band’s new album captures their textured, deep-groove sound while capturing the energy of their live show

Dead Ghosts
– Can’t Get No LP (Burger)
Killer back from the grave, rave up garage punk outta Canada.

Delay
– Circle Change LP (Salinas)
The Columbus, OH's DIY mainstays release their sixth full length, which finds them adding some ‘90s indie and brooding rock songs to their repertoire of melodic pop-punk songs.

Drcarlsonalbion
– Gold LP+MP3 (Oblique Records)
Gold is the first major soundtrack work from Dylan Carlson (Earth), composed for a foreign language western of the same name. For the first time Carlson's guitar is presented, bare, alone, with only minimal percussion, fore-fronting his evocative, lyrical control of the instrument in a language that transcends tired "cinematic" adjectives and places you directly into the landscape. Available on black and on limited gold vinyl.
Driftmachine
– Nocturnes LP (Umor Rex)
With its meticulously displaced details and intricate harmony layers,
Nocturnes evokes the electronic avant-garde of the mid-‘70s (think Cluster during the band's Zuckerzeit era). The album keeps the balance between the intense, dramatic metrics and rather complex, modulated melodies. Driftmachine also nods to Krzysztof Komeda's compositions (especially his score for Rosemary's Baby) and the haunting, uncanny vibes of Raime.
Duck Sauce
– Quack 2xLP (Fool’s Gold)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A-Trak and Armand Van Helden first splashed on the scene as Duck Sauce with the breakout hit "aNYway". Next up was "Barbra Streisand," a surprise global #1 smash and true pop culture milestone, complete with 93 million YouTube views, a Grammy nomination, and even a
Glee cover. Quack is their debut album.
Fatal Figures
– Caturwal LP (Big Neck)
The Fatal Figures have a strong lineage -- featuring members of the Blowtops, Backstabbers, Concubine Forming, and Suck & The Headknockers. Moving away from garage rock, the band honor the noise/punk rock sound in the vein of Pussy Galore, The Cramps and early Jesus & Mary Chain.

Framing Hanley
– The Sum Of Who We Are LP (Imagen)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A collection of modern alternative rock infused with undeniable pop hooks, heartfelt lyrics and huge choruses,
The Sum Of Who We Are is the band’s third album, and their boldest artistic statement to date.
Fu Manchu
– Gigantoid LP (At The Dojo)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Southern California hard rock mainstays return with new album. Purple vinyl.

Hieroglyphics
– Kitchen LP (Hieroglyphics Imperium)
First album of new material in ten years. 17 new instant classics from the legendary hip-hop crew.

Hooray For Earth
– Keys 7" (Dovecote)
"We last heard from the psychedelic Brooklyn synth-rockers Hooray For Earth when they released their ‘Never’ single in 2012. They’re now gearing up for the release of the new album
Racy with the LP’s first single ‘Keys.’ It’s a buoyant, breezy, likable track, a friendly way of welcoming the world into whatever they’re doing this time around." – Stereogum
Island Boy
– Basic Instincts LP (Rita Records)
Combining elements of French house, reggaeton, Latin freestyle, and new wave with crooning vocals, musician/producer Richard Hunter-Rivera relies heavily on pop's universal need for melody and a beat you can dance to.

Jethro Tull
– This Was [Reissue/1968] LP (Rhino)
HQ-180gm vinyl repress. In the documentary film of the Woodstock Festival, portions of the songs "Beggar's Farm" and "Serenade To A Cuckoo" may be heard on the PA system, indicating the level of notice the album achieved in the United States.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
– Dap-Dippin’ With [Reissue/2002] LP (Daptone)
Vinyl reissue of Sharon Jones And The Dap King’s debut album, re-sequenced with the rare track "Will You Be True," a never before heard duet with Lee Fields from the original
Dap-Dippin' sessions.
Kline Koma Xero
– Kline Koma Xero LP (Medical Records)
A self-titled LP influenced largely by the sterile and isolated iconography of authors such as Philip K. Dick, William Gibson and JG Ballard (from whence the band's name is derived). Formed in 2012, Kline Coma Xero is a group whose work embraces elements of early minimal synth wave with distinctively thoughtful lyrics and evocative melodies. Color vinyl.

Leisure Birds
– Tetrahedron LP (Totally Gross National Product)
While much of modern psych seems to be stalled in a bygone era, Minneapolis-based Leisure Birds look squarely at the future. While their synth-driven grooves may evoke hazy memories of Krautrock and 1970s experimentation, their aesthetic shies from the predictable shuffle that consumes current Psychedelic music: There’s no minimal blues here. No shoegaze. Leisure Birds strip away the trappings that made an old genre tired.

Lore City
– Kill Your Dreams 12" (Already Dead)
Brooding alt rock with dark tendencies. "Though just a duo, their music sounds like the product of a small marching band. Guitar, piano, lap steel, ebow, percussion, clarinet and more accompany Laura Mariposa's lush, blue croon." – CMJ

Makthaverskan
– II (Run For Cover)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sweden's Makthaverskan layer tenets of noise, jangle and dream pop on a foundation of rambling, garage-punk energy. Distorted, uptempo riffs ebb and flow with laid back, atmospheric post punk.

The Mons
– Untitled (Fighting Over A Knife) LP (Underground Communique)
The debut six-song EP from the Chicago punk vets clocks in at under seven minutes total. It’s on purpose that the sleeve evokes early SST and Dangerhouse releases.

Dolly Parton/Linda Ronstadt/Emmylou Harris
– Trio [Reissue/1987] LP (WB)
Deemed the "Three Tenors" of country music, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris collaborated on this 1987 album -- winning them several Grammy awards and climbing countless music charts. The gifted entertainers never disappoint with their beautiful harmony and song choices.

POW!
– One Eyed Scorpion 7" (Grazer)
With sneering vocals, wriggling keyboard lines, and stinging fuzz guitars, these tracks writhe and squirm before transforming into full-on synth meltdowns, propelled by singer Byron Blum’s agitated Eno-isms, burning with proto-punk inspired misanthropy.

The Pretty Reckless
– Going To Hell LP (Razor & Tie)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Going to Hell is the second studio album by this alternative rock band.

Saint Etienne
– Tiger Bay [Reissue/1994] LP (Plain)
Tiger Bay is the third studio album by Saint Etienne, originally released in 1994. It reached number 8 on the British charts. Combining traditional folk melodies with ‘90s electronica and David Whitaker's atmospheric orchestration, the album was an extraordinary step forward from the sample-based 'indie dance' of the first two albums. HQ-180gm.
Say Anything
– Hebrews LP (Equal Vision)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Say Anything has been making odd, unclassifiable indie rock music since they were 14 or 15 years old, playing strangely literate and loud rock, characterized by what one might imagine if Larry David fronted a Fugazi cover band with the members of Queen. Not that that's a stretch or anything.

Severed Heads
– Since The Accident [Reissue/1983] LP (Medical Records)
Severed Heads – City Slab Horror [Reissue/1985] LP (Medical Records)
Color vinyl reissues now available. This Australian electro/industrial band’s early recordings were characterized by manipulated tape loop experiments, cleverly modulated noise elements and repetition. This period is very well suited to the early industrial period. Over time, the sounds morphed into more melodic leanings with pop elements and more prominent synth leads and backbone.

Shanghais
– Pretty Mean 7" (No Rules)
A great debut 7" from this Oakland punk foursome that channels everything you love about Bomp! Records into three catchy tunes (each clocking in under two minutes). A timeless concoction of crooning lead vocals over upbeat riffs and bubblegum backups. Think Teenage Head meets Nikki & The Corvettes.

Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
– Sinner b/w "Everybody Knows (The River Song) 7" (Daptone)
"Sinner" showcases Naomi’s gritty vocals, coupled with the lush harmonies of The Gospel Queens, creating a call and response melody of celestial proportions – and to top it off all of the aforementioned perfection is set to a raw groove provided by Brother Cliff Driver and his Band O’ Plenty. On the flip is an adaptation of O.V. Wright’s backbeat classic, "Everybody Knows (The River Song)."

Spiritualized
– Royal Albert Hall October 10 1997 2xLP (Plain)
Recorded during a stop at the Royal Albert Hall on the 1997 UK tour in support of
Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, this double LP features the band at their peak as a performing unit. The group is joined by a horn section, a string quartet and a gospel choir on the second half of the concert. HQ-180gm vinyl with custom fluorescent Euro inner sleeves in a wide spine jacket with holographic rainbow foil.
Vader
- Tibi Et Igni LP (Nuclear Blast)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Tibi Et Igni (a Latin phrase which translates to "For You And Fire") is the new album from the Polish death metal veterans.
Steven Vitiello/Taylor Deupree
– Captiva 2x10" (12k)
The fruits from their residency with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation,
Captiva is a beautiful double 10" gatefold release with music for guitar, modular synthesizer, and Rauschenberg's own piano.
The Waterboys
– The Waterboys [Reissue/1983] LP (Parlophone)
Reissued on HQ-180gm vinyl, with original artwork and audio cut from 2002 digital remaster.

Wei Zhongle
– Raised High/Bought Low LP (Edible Onion)
Using scales drawn from East Asian classical music, the interlocking reeds heard in Balkan folk, and the rattling, syncopated rhythms of Steve Reich's gamelan-inspired minimalism, this album weaves a blend of disparate influences and unexpected sounds into a tight musical fabric that is both unfamiliar and accessible. Dreamlike abstractions becoming succinct allegories about the search for spiritual union.

X-Rays
– Jameson Shot 7" (Big Neck)
Nottingham's own garage rock vandals, X-Rays bring back that ‘90s punk rock style -- and they do it meaner, rawer and more pissed than ever. Color vinyl.
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Memory Map – The Sky As Well As Space LP (Joyful Noise)
With
The Sky As Well As Space, Memory Map continues to flesh out their uniquely guitar-driven blend of indie pop. Using three guitars, a three-piece drum kit, and vocals from all four members, they organically fuse cascading guitar lines, complex rhythms, and layered vocal harmonies into shamelessly accessible guitar pop.
Blondie - Blondie 4(0)-Ever: Greatest Hits: Deluxe Redux/Ghosts Of Download LP+DVD (Caroline)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. This deluxe vinyl version adds the
Live At CBGB 1977 DVD featuring over 50 minutes of lost footage taken directly from the original videotapes the set was filmed on.
Bo Ningen
– III 2xLP (PIAS, America) Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Bo Ningen are a group of enlightenment activists from Japan's psychedelic underground.
Eric Clapton
– From The Cradle [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Reprise)
Eric Clapton – Me And Mr. Johnson [Reissue/2004] LP (Reprise)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues now available.

Clutch
–Robot Hive/Exodus 2xLP (Weathermaker Music)
Up until now, Clutch's
Robot Hive/Exodus was never available on vinyl. This double-LP is remastered and comes in a redesigned gatefold package.
Alice Coltrane
– A Monastic Trio [Reissue/1968] LP (Superior Viaduct)
A Monastic Trio, created in the year following her husband's passing, is Coltrane's first recording as a bandleader and features six original compositions. While John's spirit can be felt throughout—from the song titles ("Ohnedaruth" was his adopted Hindu name) to the personnel (Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali, and Pharoah Sanders were frequent collaborators)—the album showcases Alice's immense talent for fusing spiritual free jazz and new age with classical, Eastern, post-bop and gospel.
The Constantines
– Shine A Light [Reissue/2003] LP+7"+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Reissue The Constantines second full-length and first for Sub Pop; an ambitious record combining a steady diet of '90s DC rock (like a Joe Strummer fronted Fugazi) with dub-inflected bass, blue-eyed soul, and a punk aesthetic. Includes bonus 7" featuring tracks from a pair of CD singles from the same era.

Cradle Of Filth
– Total F**king Darkness LP (Shellshock)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Remastered released of the infamous third demo from British extreme metallers, recorded in 1993 and expanded with bonus tracks.

Don Caballero
- Five Pairs Of Crazy Pants. Wear 'Em: Early Caballero LP+MP3 (Chunklet)
December 1991. Mere months into their existence, a three-piece Don Caballero drove to the Carnegie Mellon campus and knocked out 11 songs. On this, their earliest-known studio recording, the nascent Pittsburgh titans crank out jams that would appear in different form on early singles and their Touch And Go debut full-length,
For Respect. Two songs would never make it onto a proper record and are here for the first time ever. As a special bonus, the band's second live show is included as an additional download along with the record.
Filipe Felizardo
- Sede e Morte LP+MP3 (Three Four)
Filipe Felizardo has a very personal approach of building his music. Building is the right word here, as his music is so intense that it can be compared to sculpture: rough, soft, massive, ethereal, delicate. With one guitar, he uses the sound to create matter and shape it with melodies. Perfectly balanced between fragility and assertion, "Sede e Morte" pays tribute to great guitar players, with reinterpretation of songs by John Fahey, Peter Green &and Jose Afonso.

Dredd Foole And Ben Chasny
– Drunk With Insignificance LP (Feeding Tube)
Dredd's songs have never sounded better, and Ben (Six Organs Of Admittance) pulls an exquisite raft of riffs out of his sombrero.

Julien Gasc
- Cerf Biche et Faon LP (Born Bad)
First solo album from Aquaserge member. Lo-fi indie chanson, with moments of abstraction and psych-weirdness, recorded on a four-track cassette recorder.

Imagho & Mocke
– Half Quartet 12"+MP3 (Three Four)
Imagho & Mocke is a duo of French guitarists. Imagho is the solo project of JL Prades, while Mocke (Midget, Holden) chimes along on the Fender Jazzmaster. It lies somewhere between jazz, folk, post-rock, electronica and acoustic music. The compositions are mostly based on guitars (electric and acoustic) with electronic arrangements, field recordings and sounds of any kind. Imagho music is often melancholic, melodic and rich sounds, moods and textures.

Michael Jackson
– Xscape LP (Epic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Eight never-before-heard tracks executive produced by L.A. Reid, along with other producers including Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins and John McClain.

Leyland Kirby Presents V/Vm
– The Death Of Rave (A Partial Flashback) CD/LP (History Always Favors The Winners)
Kirby explains: "The idea for
The Death Of Rave was conceived in early 2006 after a visit to the Berghain Club in Berlin. At the time, Berghain was about to explode on the international club scene as a temple. The feeling was in the air that something special was happening. I went and saw a pale shadow of the past. Grim and boring beats, endlessly pounding to an audience who felt they were part of an experience but who lacked cohesion and energy. For me personally, something had died. Be it a spirit, be it an ideal, be it an adventure in sound. Rave and techno felt dead to me. The original The Death Of Rave project was vast, over two-hundred flashbacks, using all of the dancefloor hits from the time and stripping them of energy and spirit, turning them into shadows and ghosts."
Joe Manning & Joan Shelley
– Outside, Stay Outside 7"+MP3 (Karate Body)
"(Manning's) deep voice is rugged and weary, an uncommon beauty unafraid of exposure and judgment" -- Louisville Courier-Journal. "Shelley's beautiful voice sounds like it belongs to a lost talent from the folk revival of the early '60s, and unlike so many women singing similar material, Shelley doesn't weigh down her lines with florid ornamentation -- she shapes her melodies with precision and clarity" -- Chicago Reader

Memory Map
– The Sky As Well As Space LP (Joyful Noise)
With
The Sky As Well As Space, Memory Map continues to flesh out their uniquely guitar-driven blend of indie pop. Using three guitars, a three-piece drum kit, and vocals from all four members, they organically fuse cascading guitar lines, complex rhythms, and layered vocal harmonies into shamelessly accessible guitar pop.
Obsequiae
- Suspended In The Brume Of Eos [2011] LP (20 Buck Spin)
Obsequiae crafts meticulous, beautifully harmonic odes to times now passed into legend, conjuring images of a medieval Europe upon which modern life has yet to infringe. Their debut album,
Suspended In The Brume Of Eos, harkens back to the pre-wimp-out melodic Scandinavian death metal of the mid 1990s; dark, aggressive, conscious of songcraft foremost and un-intimidated by complexity. New album due later this year.
Rock*A*Teens
– A Major Motion Picture 2xLP (Chunklet)
The perfect 'best of' collection from the undisputed kings of Cabbagetown! A 22 track, double album of recordings from their first four full-lengths performed live at the Star Bar in 1998 and 1999. "Chris Lopez wrote some of the most eloquent, sardonic, romantic, and, well, basically the best rock & roll songs of the 1990s. His band wrapped them in a florid southern reimagining of 1950s garage rock that always sounded sloppily, scarily out of control and yet dead serious." -- Will Sheff (Okkervil River)

Roy Orbison
– Mystery Girl [Reissue/1989] 2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In 1989, an era where the charts were dominated by Guns N' Roses and the New Kids on the Block, the commercial success of Roy Orbison and company was nothing short of impressive.
Mystery Girl was a Top 5 hit on both sides of the Atlantic and earned Orbison his first platinum award for over one million albums shipped. This HQ-180gm vinyl reissue includes the original album's track listing on one LP and nine previously unreleased studio and work-tape demos on the second.
Some Ember
– Some Ember LP (Dream)
Cold synthesizers and harsh industrial beats dominate the A-side, while swirling drone and organic percussion characterize the unique second half. The exceptional voices of Dylan Travis and Nina Chase balance the record, their melodies anchoring things firmly in the pop realm.

Son Lux
– Alternate Worlds 12" (Joyful Noise)
Son Lux's new EP reimagines four songs from
Lanterns, and includes a collaboration with Lorde. These exquisite reinventions traverse unfamiliar terrain within remembered landscapes. Their world is both alien and familiar.
The Specials
– More Specials [Reissue/1980] LP+7" (Rhino)
More Specials is the second album by ska band The Specials, released in October 1980. The album expanded the two-tone sound of their self-titled debut to include lounge music and other influences.
Various Artists
- Choubi Choubi: Folk & Pop Sounds from Iraq Vol. 1 2xLP+7" (Sublime Frequencies)
Originally released in 2005, now on double-LP with four additional tracks not featured in the first CD issue and also featuring a bonus 7" in a picture sleeve. Meticulously compiled by Mark Gergis from his archives of Iraqi cassettes and LPs found in Syria, Europe and the Iraqi neighborhoods of Detroit, Michigan and elsewhere within the diaspora, this unique collection of folk and pop styles displays a wealth of outstanding music that is exclusive to Iraq.

Various Artists
– Music From Drinking Buddies (A Film By Joe Swanberg) LP (Jagjaguwar)
Soundtrack to the acclaimed indie film
Drinking Buddies, which was written and directed by Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes The Stairs, Alexander The Last, V/H/S). Features tracks from Richard Swift, Cayucas, Richard Youngs, Foxygen, Here We Go Magic, Plants & Animals, Night Beds, The Amazing, Rubblebucket, Barna Howard, and Phedre.
Leslie Winer
– Witch LP (Superior Viaduct)
Produced in the twilight of the '80s in London and originally released on white-label LP with a homemade rubber stamp impression, Witch is the mysterious and powerful debut from poet, artist and musician Leslie Winer. It's an infectious patchwork of dub beats, tasteful samples and Winer's sultry blend of spoken word with cool, folksy lullabies that later became popularized by acts such as Massive Attack and Tricky.
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The Rock*A*Teens – Sweet Bird Of Youth [2000] 2xLP+MP3 (Merge)
The Atlanta outfit’s last album is now available (for the first time) on vinyl. Download includes the full album plus 16-track bonus tracks:
Live At The Caledonia Lounge.
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OST – Brown Bunny LP (Stunt Rooster)
Deluxe 180-gram vinyl with tip-on gatefold sleeve re-issue in an edition of 1000 of the soundtrack to the controversial film Brown Bunny by VINCENT GALLO. You get ten tracks including five exclusive songs from JOHN FRUSCIANTE of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (which he claims are among the best he's ever written), along with music from JEFF ALEXANDER, TED CURSON, JACKSON C. FRANK, GORDON LIGHTFOOT, and the MATISSE/ACCARDO QUARTET.
Helms Alee/Young Widows – Split 7"+MP3 (Sargent House)
Features three songs from each band, pressed on blue and white vinyl with download.

Robin Allender
– Foxes In The Foyer LP (Scissor Tail)
Robin Allender (Gravenhurst, Felix, Yann Tiersen) creates melodies adorned with simple samples and loops. This is music of heart and humanity - as fresh (and refreshing) as a spring lake.

The American Analog Set
– Know By Heart [Reissue/2001] LP+MP3 (Barsuk)
Widely considered their crowning achievement,
Know By Heart is now available on HQ-180gm vinyl. Comes with download of the album plus all 21 of the previously-unreleased original 4-track demos.
Tori Amos
– Unrepentant Geraldines CD/CD+DVD (Mercury Classics)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Out of the flux of ambition and distraction and imagination comes Tori Amos’ 14th studio album,
Unrepentant Geraldines. It’s a vivid and vital album on which Amos once more zeroes in on the writing of brightly melodic, deftly evocative chamber-pop. Fairy-tale soul-poems, you might say. Or, a view from the middle-aged bridge.
Blood Sun Circle
– Bloodiest/Sunniest LP+MP3 (Hex)
Debut LP from Syracuse, NY-based rock band featuring three-fourths of Engineer.

Bok Bok
– Your Charizmatic Self 2x12" (Warp)
New from the DJ, producer and creative director of the Night Slugs imprint. Bok Bok creates a replicate funk, built with fragments of classics, arranged with a grimelogic and weaponized with 2014 sub-weight.

Simon Boswell
– Hardware [OST/1990] 2xLP (Flick)
Original soundtrack to the 1990 motion picture composed by celebrated British composer Simon Boswell. Simon's eclectic musicianship, spiraling from his slide guitar theme to synthy soundscapes, more traditional orchestral arrangements and FX infused experiments, was an integral part to Stanley's post-apocalyptic visions in
Hardware.
British Sea Power
– From The Sea To The Land Beyond 2xLP (Rough Trade)
British Sea Power's widely praised soundtrack for the film
From The Sea To The Land Beyond is now available on double vinyl. The soundtrack consists of re-workings of previous BSP songs and was recorded in Brighton and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, Daughter, M83, Cocteau Twins, Moby).
Harold Budd
– Remixes 12" (All Saints)
Emerging from the ‘60s US avant-garde and originally influenced by the likes of John Cage and Morton Feldman, Harold Budd rebelled against the heavily conceptual works of his peers to explore his own artistic path of "existential prettiness". His early work caught the ear of Brian Eno, who invited him to England to record his first commercially released work
The Pavilion Of Dreams. He went on to collaborate with other like-minded souls including the Cocteau Twins, John Foxx and Jah Wobble, and release an impressive stream of delicately constructed solo works, many of which have been issued on All Saints. Features remixes by patten, Odd Nosdam and Personable.
Crowbar
– Symmetry In Black 2xLP (eOne)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The New Orleans sludge metal veterans celebrate their 25th anniversary with the release of a new album.

Deleted Scenes
– Lithium Burn LP (Park The Van)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "A full-body freakout is what the sophomore release from these DC natives initiates."

Dinowalrus
– Complexion LP+MP3 (Personal Projects)
With their third album,
Complexion - a title alluding to the superficiality and complexity of appearances - Dinowalrus has become even more electronic and anthemic. Always keen on mixing the past in surprising ways, the trio of Pete Feigenbaum, Liam Andrew, and Max Tucker has come into its own stylistically with a new album focusing less on obscure references and more on classic, emotionally charged songwriting.
John Doe
– The Best Of John Doe This Far 2xLP+MP3 (Yep Roc)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. John Doe is much more likely to look ahead to what's next, rather than fixate on the past - even a past as storied and influential as his own. Part scrapbook, part roadmap,
The Best Of John Doe: This Far guides listeners through Doe's solo catalog. Compiled by Doe himself, the generous track listing encompasses nearly a quarter century, highlighting songs from nine records on six different labels.
The Fall
– White Lightning LP (Secret)
Ten tracks spanning The Fall's career from 1979 to 2001. Pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl.

Ghostbeach
– Blonde LP (Nettwerk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Ghost Beach, the New York-based duo of Josh Ocean & Eric "Doc" Mendelsohn, brings together the two worlds of electronic and live performance whose sound is self-described as "tropical grit pop." On their debut full-length album
Blonde, Ghost Beach once again perfects a blend of retro and futuristic soaring synth-pop, none more so evident than in the searing single "Miracle."
Happy Couple
– Into The Woods LP (Felicite)
Take a German/British duo channeling late '60s folk-psych and electronica pioneers like Wendy & Bonnie and The United States Of America, mix in equal parts obsessive record collecting and a background in jangly indiepop (with previous releases on Slumberland and Matinee), add vintage equipment from Joe Watson's studio (Stereolab/The High Llamas) and guest trumpeter Gary Olson (Ladybug Transistor).

Curtis Harvey
– The Wheel LP (FatCat)
New album for from the prodigious multi-instrumentalist behind Rex & Pullman serves up more of his languorous acoustic-folk, traditional songs and campfire sing-a-longs.

Jon Hassell
– Remixes 12" (All Saints)
This remix 12" sees reinterpretations of Jon Hassell tracks by Bandshell, patten, No UFOs and Some Truths.

Jolie Holland
– Wine Dark Sea 2xLP (Anti)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Holland yoke’s the New York underground to American song in a way that has rarely been attempted since
White Light/White Heat. Two drummers, sometimes as many as three or four electric guitars, horns of a sort that come out of free jazz and the no wave scene as much as they come from soul music, and a refreshing need, on Holland's part, to sing out at the extreme of her range, above the squalling insatiable lullaby of the thing.
Laraaji
– Remixes 12" (All Saints)
Laraaji is a musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner based in New York City. He began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Brian Eno saw him playing one night in Washington Square Park and invited him to record an album for
Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance. Features remixes by by Bee Mask, Ela Orleans, Sun Araw and Motion Sickness Of Time Travel.
Mapmaker
– Critical Path LP (Salinas)
The debut 12-song LP from this Buffalo melodic punk band has moments of ‘90s emo and discordant post punk.

Mew
– Frengers [Reissue/2003] LP (Shop Radio Cast)
Frengers is the third album by Danish band Mew, originally released in April 2003. The title is a portmanteau of the words friend and stranger. A frenger is a person who is "not quite a friend but not quite a stranger" according to the album's accompanying booklet. Available on color vinyl.
Mistreaters
– Mistreaters 2xLP (Dusty Medical)
At 26 songs in all, this collection spans this Milwaukee rock & roll band's entire 13 year career. Features singles, rarities, and previously unreleased material.

Morning Parade
– Pure Unadulterated Joy CD/LP (So Recordings)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. This Essex five-piece combines trance-style synths with anthemic rock guitars in the same vein as Friendly Fires, Delphic, and Fenech-Soler.

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
– Simple And Sure b/w Impossible 7"+MP3 (Slumberland)
The first single from The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart’s recently released third LP
Days Of Abandon includes an exclusive B-side and is pressed on olive green vinyl.
Pantera
- Far Beyond Bootleg: Live From Donington '94 LP (Rhino)
This live show was included on the second disc of the
Far Beyond Driven reissue and is now available on vinyl LP for the first time.
Remain In Silence
– This Is The Place Where Resistance Got Lost [Reissue/1987] LP+CD (Made In Germany)
Exclusive limited re-release of the pioneers of the dark wave scene’s 1987 album on LP plus CD

The Rock*A*Teens
– Sweet Bird Of Youth [2000] 2xLP+MP3 (Merge)
The Atlanta outfit’s last album is now available (for the first time) on vinyl. Download includes the full album plus 16-track bonus tracks:
Live At The Caledonia Lounge.
Roedelius
– Remixes 12" (All Saints)
Hans-Joachim Roedelius is one of the prime movers in the strand of experimental music that emerged from 1970s Germany sometimes referred to as "kosmische music". As a founding member of the highly influential groups Cluster and Harmonia, he was part of a vibrant scene that included Neu!, Kraftwerk and Can. He started releasing solo work in 1978, combining his minimal piano style with electronic production details. In the 1990s he collaborated with Italian musicians Nicola Alesini (saxophone) and Fabio Capanni (guitar) in ‘ambient jazz trio’ Aquarello, who released three albums, the final installment being issued by All Saints. Whilst overseeing the reissue of a vast archive of seminal albums, Roedelius shows no signs of slowing down as he enters his eighth decade. Features remixes by Peaking Lights and Hieroglyphic Being.