new vinyl love...

for the week of 26 AUGUST 2014...
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>Aphex Twin
– Syro LP (Warp)
Available for pre-order now, this is Richard D. James' first new album in 13 years!
Get yours...
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>M83 – M83 [Reissue/2001] CD/2xLP+MP3
– Dead Cities Red Seas & Lost Ghosts [Reissue/2003]
– Before The Dawn Heals Us [Reissue/2005] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Mute)
M83's first three albums are back in print on CD and vinyl.
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Out this week are seminal releases from: Terence Blanchard, Lou Donaldson, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and more!
Action/Adventure – Salesman Of The Year 7" (Bird Dialect)
Contains such a wealth of guitar heroics, anthemic choruses, and screaming lyrical cynicism that this 7" may as well be 7 miles. This is indie rock made by adults: muscular but subtle, approachable and confounding in equal measure.

Bitchin Bajas
– Bitchin Bajas 2xLP/2xCassette (Drag City)
With plenty of room stretched over four sides, Bitchin Bajas use their many methods to attain perfect flow throughout the 76 minutes of this self-titled record. The space found on Bitchin Bajas was located with organ, synthesizer, winds, xylophone and autoharp, employing a 1" 8-track tape machine to the fullest extent. Additional contributions from strings, keys, guitar and field recordings helped make
Bitchin Bajas everything that it is.
Black Wine
– Yell Boss LP (Don Giovanni)
Black Wine is a punk rock trio from New Brunswick, NJ. They unleash a punk/rock/pop sound that's perfectly suited for banging and stomping with wild abandon. Or contemplating a Swedish existentialist novel.

Terence Blanchard
– Flow [2005] 2xLP (Blue Note)
Known for his film scores for movies such as
Malcolm X and Mo' Better Blues, this recording which has been produced by Herbie Hancock shows a different side to the trumpeter.
Blessed State
– Head Space LP (Safety Meeting)
Blessed State pull from decades of punk and post-hardcore, a killer style of punk music that mixes equal parts '80s Revolution Summer style hardcore/punk and post punk.

Body Futures
– Brand New Silhouettes LP (Latest Flame)
Mathy power-pop from Milwaukee.

Wendy Carlos
– TRON OST [Reissue/1982] 2xLP (Audio Fidelity)
Double-HQ-180 translucent blue vinyl reissue of Carlos's original score.

- Light From A Dead Star II 2xLP (Crimethinc)
This double-LP collection includes the cult horror band's
Passion LP, split LPs with Ghenna and Newborn, as well as the Catharsis song "Absolution," recorded during their last session but never released.
– Nervous Like Me LP (Tiny Engines)
The memorable vocals, the affecting lyrics, the rolling, imaginative bass, and the steady, spiky drums all showcase the remarkable chemistry of three musicians/friends completely in tune with one another. Pulling from elements and influences of indie and folk, Cayetana's sound is raw and unflinching, imperfect and beautiful. Yes, Cayetana is punk rock.

– Local Agent LP+MP3 (Umor Rex)
The fourth album from Brad Rose (Digitalis, The North Sea) is an amalgam of spy and sci-fi techno with touches of abstract dub. Pressed on transparent yellow vinyl with download of entire album plus two remixes.

Como Mamas
– Out Of The Wilderness b/w Well, Well, Don't Worry About Me 7" (Daptone)
The Como Mamas join forces with the boys of the Menahan Street Band to lay bare the funkier side of gospel music.

Deep Purple
– Concerto For Group And Orchestra 3xLP (Rhino)
HQ180gm triple-LP set of the British rock royals playing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Detective Instinct
– Black Floral LP (Sickroom)
Equal parts home-brewed ‘80s electronica, wonky ‘70s kraut and ramshackle ‘60s psych folk.

– Random White Dudes Be Everywhere LP (Mad Decent)
Recently released CD – now available on vinyl. Highlighting the evolution of his sound, Diplo has put together a deluxe collection of his most popular singles, never-before-heard remixes and two brand new tracks that feature collaborations with the likes of Waka Flocka Flame, Yellow Claw, Alvaro and others.

Lou Donaldson
– Lush Life [Reissue/1967] LP (Blue Note)
Latest in Blue Notes 75
th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. Released in 1967, Lush Life by jazz saxophonist, Lou Donaldson, features a truly superstar jazz band. Considered an enchanting album, the album includes performances by Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Garnett Brown on trombone, Jerry Dodgion on alto sax and flute, Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Al Harewood on drums.
Electric Würms
- Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk LP (WB)
Released last week on CD -- now available on vinyl. Electric Würms is a prog-rock side project featuring The Flaming Lips' multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd on vocals, guitars, and keyboards and front man Wayne Coyne on bass and backed by Nashville psychedelic rock band Linear Downfall. Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk, will transport the listener into a new kind of transcendental orbit than one might expect from The Lips alone. Purple vinyl.

Eno & Hyde
– Highlife LP (Warp)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. At six tracks and 45 minutes,
Highlife is the clearest expression yet of the "Reichkuti" (Steve Reich meets Fela Kuti) direction that first brought the Eno/Hyde collaboration into being. And as the polyrhythms and melodies build, swirl and syncopate, the album feels truly alive with the energy of this time in the studio. BNM [8.5] -- Pitchfork
Estrogen Highs
– Hear Me On The Number Station LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
The New Haven, CT band have always had one foot in the musical waters of New Zealand and the influence of kiwi-pop forefathers, but the band incorporates more of the avant textures of the Xpressway discography this time around.

FKA Twigs
– LP1 LP (Young Turks)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. FKA twigs is a London-based producer, singer, songwriter, video director, classically trained ballerina, and choreographer. Although Twigs (as her friends call her) has only officially released two EPs to date - one self-released and one for Young Turks. Currently gracing the covers of both Fader and Dazed magazines, FKA twigs is one of the most exciting new artists around.

Bunji Garland
– Differentology LP (RCA)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Trinidadian soca star. Produced by Trinidad's Keron ''Sheriff'' Thompson,
Differentology was originally released in November 2012 on Sheriff Music in anticipation of the plethora of parties, concerts and musical competitions held during Trinidad's annual pre-Lenten Carnival season.
Germ House
– Showing Symptoms LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
Dividing time between Las Cruces, NM and Boston, Justin Hubbard and Tara McManus (Mr. Airplane Man and Turpentine Brothers) recorded
Showing Symptoms with Matt Rendon (Resonars), providing a deranged amalgam of candidly direct and distinctive melodies drizzled atop ragged, lo-fi punk testimonials. Herein lies the uncomfortable duality of Germ House's album - a fascinating suite of tunes that are balancing with equal measure both the melodic and discordant.
Great Sabatini
– Dog Years LP (Solar Slare)
Great Sabatini tackle an endless array of approaches within the delivery of their well-honed and devastating hooks and vocal styles, of which unavoidable influence from genre superheroes Unsane, The Melvins, The Jesus Lizard etc. are evident.

Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
- Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza [Reissue/1973] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Considered the first collective of experimental composers, Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza formed in 1964 in Rome to chase the expressive potential of live improvisation to its furthest reaches. Led by Franco Evangelisti, Gruppo also included Ennio Morricone before he found fame composing soundtracks. Gruppo recorded this eponymous album in 1973. Whether the passages are jarring or soothing, clamorous or silken, the ensemble retains astounding organic coherence. An ultra-rare entry in Gruppo's formidable discography, Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza is finally reissued for the first time ever.

Herbie Hancock
– Speak Like A Child [Reissue/1968] LP (Blue Note)
Latest in Blue Notes 75
th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. Originally released in 1968, Speak Like A Child is Herbie Hancock's sixth Blue Note album. Featuring Ron Carter on bass, Mickey Roker on drums, Peter Phillips on bass trombone, Jerry Dodgion on alto flute and Thad Jones on flugelhorn.
Hombre Malo/Softly Major
– Split 7" (Wallace)
Vinyl-only split featuring two of the greatest Norweigian sludge metal bands going.

Human Future/We Never Learned To Live
– Split 7" (Holy Roar)
Two extremely cathartic, noisy groups from England team up for a killer split.

Etta James
– Rocks The House [Reissue/1963] LP (Jackpot)
Recorded in 1963 at the New Era Club in Nashville, James is captured at her performance peak. The foundation for her reputation as a fiery no-holds-barred performer was firmly established in this recording. Her powerful version of "Something's Got A Hold On Me" will shake you. Her impassioned version of "All I Could Do Is Cry," will break you. Includes three bonus tracks. Blue vinyl.

– Baltimore EP 12" (Cascine)
Stylish synth pop, fluidly melding modern versions of angular new wave and international disco.

King Buzzo
– This Machine Kills Artists LP (Ipecac)
Recently released on CD – now released on vinyl. Debut solo release from Buzz Osbourne, legendary frontman and mastermind of the Melvins.

Koo Koo Kangaroo
– Whoopty Whoop LP (Asian Man)
Songs about fanny packs and pizza might sound trivial, but once you hear the groove it will hook you in immediately, and the body will follow suit with dance moves you never knew you had.

Lark's Tongue
– Narrow 2xLP (Bird Dialect)
Transmutes shadows into sound across the dark expanse, sculpting elegiac hymns to dreams just over the horizon. Bound rhythmically to the charge, the band negotiates unspoken truths over a palette of harmony and distortion – its melodies trace the path to understanding.

Late Bloomer
– Things Change LP (Tor Johnson)
A masterly crafted effort that molds punk, hardcore, garage, shoegaze and grunge into 38 fluid minutes of energetic and thoughtful guitar-based indie rock.

Gordon Lightfoot
– Gord's Lord [Reissue/1975] 2xLP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm reissue featuring all of Lightfoots definitive classics, including "Sundown," "If You Could Read My Mind," "Early Morning Rain," "Summer Side Of Life" and "Carefree Highway."

– Renihilation [Reissue/2009] LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Vinyl reissue of 2009 debut. First 500 on white vinyl, remaining copies on black.

Lydia Lunch & Rowland S. Howard
– Shotgun Wedding [Reissue/1991] LP (1972)
High priestess of macabre rock and assaultive poetics with impeccable taste in collaborators, Lydia Lunch first joined forces with guitarist and songwriter Rowland S. Howard in the early '80s in Europe. The duo improvised clamorous live séances as an opening act before Howard's sets with the revered Australian post-punk act The Birthday Party. The fortuitous meeting spawned 1982's
Some Velvet Morning EP, and Howard guested on Lunch's excellent 1987 album, Honeymoon In Red, but the pair's next true collaboration took until 1991, when they travelled to Memphis to create Shotgun Wedding with producer JG Thirlwell (Foetus, Coil).
Joe Manning/Joan Shelley
– Outside, Stay Soutside 7"+MP3 (Karate Body)
New split single from Joe Manning (King's Daughters & Sons) and Joan Shelley (June Brides, Nathan Salsburg, Maiden Radio). "(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 & clarity." -- Chicago Reader

– Seraphastra LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
Originally released on an extremely limited cassette by the Digitalis label,
Seraphastra makes a welcome debut to the vinyl format. Matchess is the solo project of Whitney Johnson, singer and keyboardist for Chicago band Verma. Johnson's minimalist sensibility owes as much to the Berlin school as it does to early industrial and minimal synth pioneers like Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire. Matchess places Johnson in league with counterparts like Zola Jesus and Liz Harris (Grouper), carrying the torch of female experimental and electronic musicians in the 21st century.
– Master Of Puppets [Reissue/1986] LP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – Metallica [Reissue/1991] 2xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – Load [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – Re-load [Reissue/1997 2xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – Garage, Inc. [Reissue/1998] 3xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – S&M [Reissue/1999] 3xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – St. Anger [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Back in print on Metallica's Blackened Recordings.

Thelonious Monk
– Genius Of Modern Music Volume Two [Reissue/1956] LP (Blue Note)
Latest in Blue Notes 75
th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. The second volume in this two-disc series displays Thelonious Monk coming into his own fully as a leader.
The Mutual Understanding
– In Wonderland [Reissue/1968] LP (Beatball)
For many born after 1968, the group vocal and orchestra sound of The Mutual Understanding's In Wonderland may seem like the product of another dimension. Despite releasing a handful of recordings, The Mutual Understanding was not a group in the traditional sense, but rather a connected collective of Toronto, Ontario-based producers, arrangers, session musicians, and singers, brought together to create musical magic. In Wonderland is an album that harkens back to a gentler and more innocent time. It also represents the birth of the Canadian music business as well as the role of advertising and television in music.

Negative Scanner
– Ambitious People/Evening News b/w R.I.P. 7"+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
"Ambitious People" launches off the A-Side, wasting no time rocketing to the anthemic chorus reminiscent of savage early Mekons carousing with The Feelies. The B-side lets the dueling guitars ebb & flow rather than bludgeon, bringing to mind the effortless, slash & burn tension exuded by Northwest punk originators The Wipers by way of modern-day DIY heroes like Tyvek or Eddy Current Supression Ring. Mixed color vinyl.

Sinead O'Connor
– I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss LP (Nettwerk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Indicative of where Sinead is in life,
I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her voice is a weapon, as powerful as it is tender
– Foundations Of Burden CD (Profound Lore)
"Doom outfit Pallbearer's ascension as one of metal's crossover acts started with 2012's
Sorrow And Extinction, and with the release of their brilliant second album, it's easy to imagine them gaining even more popularity. Foundations finds a band firing on all cylinders and surpassing what already seemed like a watermark for the genre." [BNM 8.6] – Pitchfork
– Arktika 2xLP (Oblique)
Vinyl-only live album recorded earlier this year in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Bud Powell
– The Amazing Bud Powell [Reissue/1951] LP (Blue Note)
Latest in Blue Notes 75
th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. Released in 1951, The Amazing Bud Powell is considered one of Bud Powell's most important recordings
– Ptarmigan [Reissue/1974] LP (Lion Productions)
Rated by many as the best 'folk/progressive' and/or 'folk/psych' album ever made.

Rough Hands
– Nothing's Changed 7" (Holy Roar)
New single from this unbridled, energetic hardcore band incorporating textural elements and inspriation from darker, more brooding sources.

– Nefarious LP (Vicisolom Production)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Swedish metal band.

Wayne Shorter
– Juju [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
Latest in Blue Notes 75
th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. Released in 1964, JuJu is Wayne Shorter's fifth album.
– The Owl 7" (Noyes)
Born of the saturnine winters and mind-numbing process of aging, Sianspheric exists in a space generally occupied by black matter, making sounds because otherwise the silence would overwhelm.

Souls Of Mischief
– There Is Only Now LP/Cassette (Linear Labs)
Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now LP/Cassette (Instrumental) (Linear Labs)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl (regular and picture disc) and cassette. The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls Of Mischief is a unique cinematic '90s crime tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label,
There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, the album serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, '93 Til Infinity. There Is Only Now sees the souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaire.
– Head Trip In Every Key [1998] 2xLP (Side One Dummy)
For the first time ever, Superdrag's critically-acclaimed 1998 album is now available on clear vinyl.

– Ville Fantome LP (Sickroom)
Poetic, darkly earnest lyrics form the core of the material, as he plays guitar simultaneously through two amplifiers, each set to a different, complementary tone.

– Längtan 2xLP (Carnal)
New album from the Swedish black metal band.

Various Artists
– Decadubs 3 12" (Hyperdub)
Vinyl-only companion-piece to
Hyperdub 10.2. Features new cuts from Kode 9, Cooly G, Morgan Zarate featuring Eska and Ghostface Killah, Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland, DVA featuring Zaki Ibrahim, and a re-versioned and re-voiced contribution by Ikonika with Dam Funk.
– Ganglion Reef LP (God? Records)
With the release of Wand's
Ganglian Reef, God? continues to highlight the expansive sounds of new music currently altering minds from east of west to west of east. Recorded by Ty Segall, the fluctuating gravity of their sound achieves total Wand-hood by jamming senses, sounds and vibes through the circuits of your loving mind.
Chelsea Wolfe
– Apokalypsis [Reissue/2011] LP (Sargent House)
Vinyl reissue of Wolfe's second album. To simply call Wolfe unique would be an understatement. Even among her peers in the so-called "drone-metal-art-folk" scene she's an icon, a stand-alone singer/songwriter whose fully formed aesthetic and haunting timelessness appear almost without effort.

Zeek Sheck
– Joinus 2xLP (Resipiscent)
Zeek Sheck's sound is singular, unmistakable: sleep talking, skidding drums, 64th note woodwinds at full tilt, cult chorales, resplendent horns, and escape-velocity dance anthems.

– Sunchaser LP (Dais)
The third album from NYC post-punk outfit adds guitarist Scott Kiernan and bassist Lee Lichtsinn. RIYL: Silk Flowers, Joy Division, Suicide.
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>Ryan Adams - 1984 7" (Pax Am)
10 songs, on two sides! #punkburner only 3000 made and all of the songs are exclusive to this release...
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>Polica – Raw Exit 10" (Mom + Pop Music)
Four new songs Polica recorded for the expanded deluxe edition of 2013’s
Shulamith. Includes their cover of the Lesley Gore classic "You Don’t Own Me."
999 – The Biggest Prize In Sport [Reissue/1979] LP (Drastic Plastic)
999 was among the first wave of punk bands to emerge in 1977 from England's summer of hate. Fast, hard-edged pop for fans of The Buzzcocks, The Clash, The Damned and The Undertones. Available on either HQ-200gm black or 150-gm opaque green vinyl.

Ryan Adams
– 1984 7" (Pax Americana)
"1984" is the next installment in the Ryan Adams Pax Am 7" vinyl series. The single is a change of speeds from his upcoming self-titled album (due September 9), and does indeed have 10 songs on it (they’re short), all of them are exclusive to this release.

– Lowborn LP (Tooth & Nail)
Recently released on CD -- now available on vinyl. Anberlin’s seventh and final album.

– Dog Hobbies LP (In The Red)
Arndales consist of four men whose ages range from 42 to 51. Notable bands/artists with which they have been/are involved: Country Teasers, Thrilled Skinny, Badgewearer, Gag, Montana Pete, Pregnant Neck, Collapsed Lung, Zuno Men and Jad Fair. This is frantic, frenetic, edgy, disturbing, scratchy low-end menacing new wave.

Atlas Moth
– The Old Believer 2xLP (Brutal Panda)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Chicago’s The Atlas Moth have always been hard to categorize. Drawing from myriad influences and styles, their sound is one of the most unique and unusual in today’s American underground—progressive psychedelic metal both crushingly heavy and sublimely beautiful.

Daniel Bachman
– Grey-Black-Green [2011] LP (Feeding Tube)
First vinylization of the 2011 CD-R release, with which Daniel Bachman shucked the performing name he'd been using (Sacred Harp) and laid his naked ass on the line. Bachman already sounds like a wizened player here (an image that was solidified when his mug was plastered on the box for Tompkins Square's
Obscure Giants Of Acoustic Guitar trading cards), but he was actually still a babe of the Fredericksburg woods at the time this came out. Regardless, his technique is massive, and his approach to the material—based on a color-wheel tuning system developed by the late Robbie Basho—is intense. Recorded onto a boom-box, with a hi-fi quotient of nil, the material here reminds one of what Bill Orcutt might sound like if he decided to play in longer format time-chunks.
Big Star
- #1 Record [Reissue/1972] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Big Star – Radio City [Reissue/1974] LP (4 Men With Beards)
The first and second albums from the quintessential American power pop band are now available on HQ-180gm vinyl.

Peter Buck
– Opium Drivel 7" (Mississippi)
Two rockers and two stripped down demos on this new collection from R.E.M.'s Peter Buck.

John Cale
– Academy In Peril [Reissue/1972] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Academy In Peril is an exploration of Cale’s influences and training in classical music and features mainly instrumental compositions, including two tracks with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Cale balances the rock-classical fusion on the record with touches of humor while the music itself is beautiful and subtle, highlighting his skills at composition and arranging. HQ-180gm in die-cut custom gatefold jacket.
Canned Heat
– Vintage LP (Cleopatra)
Legendary 1966 recordings by blues rock kings Canned Heat produced by music legend Johnny Otis. Limited edition color vinyl sleeved in silver foil jacket.

Eric Clapton
– Time Pieces: The Best Of Clapton [Reissue/1982] LP (Polydor)
Vinyl reissue of the greatest hits album by British musician Eric Clapton. The songs on the album were all released as singles, with only one song — "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" — having never been released on an RSO album. A large number of songs on the release were either from
461 Ocean Boulevard or Slowhand, while none of the songs were released on No Reason To Cry or Another Ticket.
Com Truise
– In Decay 2xLP (Ghostly International)
In Decay provides a fascinating alternative roadmap for the idiosyncratic journeys of New Jersey producer Seth Haley -- aka Com Truise -- through the history of electronic music. A compilation of unreleased, early recordings, In Decay encompasses 13 tracks that have previously been either only available as demos online or are entirely unheard tracks dating from before Haley's official releases -- his debut Cyanide Sisters EP, its follow-up full-length Galactic Melt, and last year's Fairlight EP.
– Into Sixes LP+MP3 (Anyway)
Third album from the Columbus indie rock band featuring members of 84 Nash, Times New Viking, and El Jesus De Magico -- at times wickedly sloppy but always held together by a string of melody, and harkening to some of the best indie and punk from both shores.

The Copyrights
– No Knocks 7" (Fat Wreck Chords)
Known for their catchy upbeat melodies, smudged with a dose of that Midwestern punk aesthetic, The Copyrights have carved out an enviable spot in the pop punk world.

– Button By Button LP (HoZac)
A danceable masterpiece of unadulterated teen pop perfection that's a must for fans of The Raspberries, Slade, The Sweet, etc.

– Best Of Cream [Reissue/1969] LP (Polydor)
Vinyl reissue of the compilation album of material recorded from 1966 to 1968, originally released shortly after their disbanding.

– Murder My Guitar 1976-1980 LP+MP3 (Superior Viaduct)
San Francisco’s first and only rock & roll band, Crime loomed over the entire Mabuhay Gardens scene with their blistering 1976 single "Hot Wire My Heart." The group’s loose, damaged rock & roll was as immediate as it was controversial.

Jason Crumer
– Disqualifier LP (Blossoming Noise)
Dense brass, concrete sounds and mutated noise reveal a pointed narrative and unmatched compositional stroke in Jason Crumer’s sixth full-length studio recording. Equal parts harsh and ambient.

Death In June
– The Guilty Have No Pride [Reissue/1983] LP (Drastic Plastic)
The gothic/folk band's debut LP
The Guilty Have No Pride was originally released in 1983 during the renaissance of dark, gothic and industrial music. It echoes sounds of Joy Division and Bauhaus and like them is pop music of the first order, but it also has a richer center layered with textures and themes that give it a shadowy depth that one must mine several times in order to fully appreciate its complexity and breadth of vision.
Die Antwoord
– Donker Mag 2xLP (Zef Recordz)
Donker Mag is the third album from the South African rap/rave duo. Die Antwoord's musical and visual style incorporates elements of zef culture, described as modern and trashy, appropriating out-of-date, discarded cultural elements.
The Dirty Nil
– Cinnamon b/w Guided By Vices 7" (Fat Wreck Chords)
Two songs layering feral garage rock with uneasy pop hooks, all assembled and reassembled to make your mind melt into fractured pieces. (Limited quantities pressed on 150gm white vinyl.)

Tashi Dorji
– Tashi Dorji LP (Hermit Hut)
Tashi Dorji grew up in Bhutan, on the eastern side of the Himalayas. Access to any music created outside the country is limited, as are most cultural options, given the geologically isolation of the country. How Dorji went from a life so remote to developing his innovative and revelatory guitar style is mind-boggling.After a handful of cassettes on various labels, Dorji presents his first proper album on Hermit Hut, the label created by Ben Chasny (Six Organs Of Admittance) and inspired by spreading word of Dorji’s talents.

The Dwarves
– Trailer Trash 7" (Recess)
Limited single released in advance of their new album
The Dwarves Invented Rock And Roll (due August 26).
– Beautiful Freak [Reissue/1996] LP (Geffen)
Beautiful Freak is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band Eels. It was largely the solo work of musician Mark Oliver Everett, and is his first album using the full band name Eels in an attempt to get the records in the same general location in the stores as his previous works under the name "E." HQ-180gm.
Sean Flinn & The Royal We
– The Lost Weekend LP+MP3 (Glad I Did Recordings)
The Lost Weekend draws from musical influences ranging from The Zombies to Bruce Springsteen, creating a rock & roll vibe with an ever-present lyrical narrative. Sean Flinn & The Royal We ranked in Paste Magazine’s Ten Oregon Bands You Should Listen To Now, where Luke Larson calls Flinn "a tried-and-true singer/songwriter" who "has picked up his own eclectic style of crafting pop songs along the way…that were as creatively recorded as they were solidly written."
Brigitte Fontaine
- Brigitte Fontaine [Reissue/1972] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Never one to settle on a single musical style, Brigitte Fontaine followed up her debut,
Est...Folle, and her astonishing collaboration with The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Comme … la Radio, with the most eclectic release of her lengthy career, 1972's Brigitte Fontaine.
Four Years Strong
– Go Down In History 12" (Pure Noise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New EP from the Warped Tour veterans. Fast, catchy, and just plain fun.

– Little Elise 7" (HoZac)
Atlanta-cum-Brooklyn's finest power pop band returns with a knockout second single after the waves of adulation from their debut LP laid waste to the hordes of second-class pop anthems littering the countryside.

Ernie Graham
– Ernie Graham [Reissue/1971] LP (4 Men With Beards)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of the self-titled debut album by former Eire Apparent member Ernie Graham that was originally released in 1971. Backed by Nick Lowe and Brinsley Scharz, this is an underground roots rock classic that sounds like it could have been a last album by The Band in their prime.

Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
- Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza [Reissue/1973] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Considered the first collective of experimental composers, Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza formed in 1964 in Rome to chase the expressive potential of live improvisation to its furthest reaches. Led by Franco Evangelisti, Gruppo also included Ennio Morricone before he found fame composing soundtracks. Gruppo recorded this eponymous album in 1973. Whether the passages are jarring or soothing, clamorous or silken, the ensemble retains astounding organic coherence. An ultra-rare entry in Gruppo’s formidable discography, Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza is finally reissued for the first time ever.

Mats Gustafsson/Albert Oehlen
– Jukebox Series 001 7" (Trost)
New series: one-time collaborations and projects -- the paper-sleeve stays the same, the labels are changing, and there's artwork by Lasse Marhaug.

Hand Of Dust
– Walk In White 7" (Avant)
Though this Copenhagen trio belongs to the Posh Isolation brood, their personal variation of dark rock has roots in folk, with a lot of focus on songwriting and lyrics. Originally formed in order to play the acoustic songs of singer Bo Høyer Hansen in an electric setting, they own the sweet spot shared by electric neo-folk, Dead Moon-ishness, and a notable Gun Club vibe.

- Allez-Téia [Reissue/1975] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Allez-Téia, the second album by French guitarist Richard Pinhas under the Heldon moniker, was originally released in 1975 on the artist’s own Disjuncta imprint. Far from the band’s prog-tinged trio lineup, the album features a menagerie of guitars, Mellotron and analog synthesizers.
Julia Holter
– Tragedy [Reissue/2011] LP (Domino)
Originally released in two runs of five hundred copies only on Los Angeles label Leaving Records in November 2011,
Tragedy proved to be that year's most captivating, adventurous and inspired debut album and announced the arrival of a major new talent. Comprised of voice, synths, drum machines, piano, cello, saxophone, samples, vocoders, ensemble musicians and a chorus, Tragedy is a transcendental amalgamation of avant-garde and pop conventions and of organic and electronic compositional forms -- an entire universe of a record blessed with its own beautifully peculiar logic.
Julia Holter
– Hellow Stranger b/w Don’t Make Me Over 7" (Domino)
"Hello Stranger," originally sung by Barbara Lewis in 1963, appeared on Julia Holter's 2013 studio album
Loud City Song and is backed with her cover of Dionne Warwick's "Don't Make Me Over," originally released in 1962.
– Honeyblood LP (FatCat)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Honeyblood are Shona McVicar on drums and Stina Tweeddale on vocals/guitar. Despite their fledgling status and minimal setup, Honeyblood's songs are fully formed and perfectly assured. The songs resonate with deep melodic hooks and the kind of effortless charm that have drawn recent comparisons to the likes of Best Coast, Haim and Frankie Rose.

Insurgence DC
– True To Life b/w Man In Black 7" (Crooked Beat)
Insurgence DC (formerly Insurgence) is a punk band that was formed in 1987 in Raleigh, NC. They went on official hiatus in 2000 and did not return to playing shows in 2013. These new songs are Insurgence DC first recordings in 14 years and the first with the original lineup from their their highly touted album
Ripe For The Trade Off from 1995.
Peter Jefferies
– Electricity [Reissue/1994] LP (Superior Viaduct)
With guest appearances from heavyweights in the New Zealand music scene (Straitjacket Fits’ Shayne Carter, Plagal Grind’s Robbie Muir and the Dead C’s Bruce Russell),
Electricity has garnered a cult following among fans, yet the songs possess a singular quality—every note, utterance and flourish reflect back to Jefferies alone. The simple arrangements, in particular on ballads such as "By Small Degrees," convey fiercely intimate moments as well as Jefferies’ tremendous range and playfulness as a writer.
Jimmy Eat World
– Static Prevails [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
Jimmy Eat World – Clarity [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
Jimmy Eat World – Futures [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
Audiophile color vinyl represses (each featuring bonus tracks) now available.

Daniel Johnston
– Fun [1994] LP (Org Music)
Daniel Johnston’s
Fun was originally released in 1994 on Atlantic Records, while the singer/songwriter was housed in a mental institution. First time on vinyl.
– Rock And Roll Over [Reissue/1976] LP (UMe)
Kiss – Music From The Elder [Reissue/1981] LP (UMe)
The latest in Kiss’s 40th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign, remastered from high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio and pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl for maximum fidelity.

The Laze
- The Phantom Of The Opera (1925 Motion Picture Soundtrack) LP/Cassette (One Way Static)
Brand new modern re-score composed and performed by UK septet The Laze. The Laze has developed quite a reputation across the UK for their spine-tingling live performances and expansive soundscapes. Influenced by a history of horror soundtracks, from Bernard Hermann and Angelo Badalamenti to Goblin and John Carpenter, they implemented elements of progressive rock, classical, jazz, heavy metal and electronica in their score.

John Lennon
– Shaved Fish [Reissue/1975] LP (Capitol)
Exact reproduction of original LP artwork to retain authenticity, but now on HQ-180gm heavyweight vinyl.

Liquid Diamonds
– Aw Maw 7" (HoZac)
As time passes, the legitimacy of Sonny Vincent’s repertoire just grows stronger and more impressive with each new unearthed segment of his seminal years. An even rawer three-piece than his first band, Fury, Liquid Diamonds laid the sickening foundation for what nastiness lay ahead in the primitive Testors. Never before released on any format, these tracks will quickly slip into place alongside pre-punk icons of the era. Another 7" slice of NYC proto punk heaven.

Angus MacLise
– New York Electronic, 1965 LP (Sub Rosa)
Sub Rosa presents another release as a part of their early electronic series. Drone-based experiments from Angus MacLise (notably with Tony Conrad extremely present on the album, and John Cale), and purely electronic compositions—a path (almost) nobody knew MacLise had explored. These archives provided a new perspective on the artist's whole body of work and considerably expanded his artistic palette. These recordings, produced between the mid-'60s and the late-'70s, consist of tribal trance workouts, spoken-word, poetry, drones and electronics, as well as many collaborations with his wife Hetty.

Owen Maercks
– Teenage Sex Therapist LP (Feeding Tube)
Owen Maercks’
Teenage Sex Therapist is one of the forgotten twisted pop masterpieces of the 20th century. Owen had been in Monster Island with Henry Kaiser, who proposed he do a solo album of his songs. The album is ripe with jaw-drop moves. Flashes of Eno, Beefheart, Lou Reed, the Bonzos, and various of Owen's other obsessions, fight each other for air-time. And everyone goes away a winner. If this one doesn't make your teeth wiggle, you need a new jaw.
John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers
– A Sense Of Place [Reissue/1990] LP (Island)
Exact reproduction of original LP artwork to retain authenticity, but now HQ-180gm heavyweight vinyl.

– Back In The USA [Reissue/1970] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Vinyl reissue of the second album by the Detroit group (but the first to be recorded in the studio). Originally released in 1970,
Back In The USA takes a step back from the raw in your face sound of their classic Kick Out The Jams.
Mike Rep And The Quotas
– Mama Was A Schizo 7" (HoZac)
One of just a handful of the legendary home-recorded icons of Midwestern proto punk, Rep & Co. burst onto the scene with their monster debut 7" for the incredible "Rocket To Nowhere" on Moxie Records in 1978, yet this important piece of the puzzle was recorded back even a few years before punk's "first historical figures" had released their maiden touchstones, in the year of infinite possibilities, 1975.

Miss Destiny
– House Of Wax 7" (HoZac)
Stemming from the mind of Harriet Hudson (Circle Pit, Southern Comfort), this single features some of the most druggy, wiry, and most importantly, witchy guitar solos stitching up a gravelly pair of unsettling mid-tempo punk numbers like a freshly slaughtered corpse.

Mobius Strip
– Palabras Poridas 7" (Crooked Beat)
Mobius Strip is a post-punk trio from Washington, DC, formed in late 2008. The city's influence is obvious in their aggressive sound, their socially-oriented lyrical content, and their preference for shows that benefit local nonprofit organizations or progressive causes. LP due sometime next year.

Moon Duo
– Live In Ravenna LP (Sacred Bones)
Ravenna was memorable for a number of reasons, the most prominent being the really very intense heat, and the setting - Hanabi has an outdoor stage on the beach, the Adriatic Sea only meters away," the band's Sanae Yamada explains. "The show that night, and the recording of it, sort of encapsulates everything that was happening at the time - the heat wave, the journey, and the shift in the energy and composition of the band."
Van Morrison
– Complete Bang Sessions 2xLP (Cleopatra)
A very special, strictly limited velvet jacket edition of the complete 1967 recordings made by Van Morrison that launched his solo career into the stratosphere. Features all of the tracks from his solo debut including the monster hit "Brown Eyed Girl" all digitally remastered for this special HQ-180gm pressing on splatter red and black vinyl with full-color insert.

My Panda Shall Fly
– Tropical LP (Soundway)
New album from Sri-Lanka-born electronic musician Suren Seneviratne aka My Panda Shall Fly. A kaleidoscope of rainbow textures and rhythms disperse into the exotic soundscape of
Tropical. Elements of real folk instruments, noise-making objects and electronics feature here generously on this six-track concept album, blending together a sonic palette influenced by music and people from all over the globe.
Noveller And Thisquietarmy
– Reveries LP (Shelter Press)
Reveries is the first collaborative effort of Noveller and Thisquietarmy, two critically-acclaimed lonesome composers welcoming us on an expanded guitar-based journey. Noveller is the solo project of Brooklyn-based composer Sarah Lipstate, while Thisquietarmy is Eric Quach, unstoppable globe-trotting musician from Montreal. Both use the guitar as their main instrument, creating some of the most impressive, hypnotic, and richly textured electric guitar works from the past years. White vinyl.
– Emotional Oil LP (Sounds Familyre)
One-sided LP with B-side etching. "Don't get me wrong. I love fuzzed out guitars, lo-fi drum tracks, and retro vocals as much as the next guy - and San Diego has got its share of great garage acts - but as more bands cloak themselves in distortion and deliberately under-produced recordings, each becomes less distinguishable from the next, and all too often they end up sounding regurgitated. Then there's Octa#grape. Dancing around the common trappings of garage rock revivalists, the
Emotional Oil EP sets Octa#grape apart." – San Diego Reader
The Offspring
– Smash [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Epitaph)
20th Anniversary reissue, remastered and repressed on HQ-180gm vinyl in a deluxe die-cut box with a 24-page booklet with never-before-seen images from the
Smash era, and the story of the making of the album.
Ned Oldham
– Further Gone 7" (No Quarter)
Two new songs and just the second solo release from Ned Oldham whose been recording music for more than two decades now: first with Palace, then as The Anomoanon, later as Old Calf.

Opera Multi Steel
– Opera Multi Steel [Reissue/1984] 12" (Dark Entries)
Opera Multi Steel was born during the winter of 1983 in Bourges, a city in the center of France. Originally a trio comprised of Franck Lopez (vocals, keyboards, guitars), his brother Patrick L. Robin (vocals, percussion) and Catherine M. Marie (keyboards, vocals), the band began to record demos utilizing an Elex keyboard, Casio VLTone, Roland TR-606 drum machine, guitars and pedals. Layering organ-like keyboards over drum machine snares and a woodwind recorder, they created a unique style of Medieval or Baroque synth pop, and released their self-titled debut EP on their own label Orcadia Machina in 1984.

Owl John
– Owl John LP (Atlantic)
Owl John is the solo musical project of Frightened Rabbit vocalist and guitarist Scott Hutchison, formed in 2014.

P.F. Commando
– Manipulerade Mongon [Reissue/1979] LP (Ugly Pop)
P.F. Commando – Rough Sound [Reissue/1980] 7" (Ugly Pop
Self-released in 1979 by one of Sweden's most notorious bands, this monster debut was the country's first punk LP, packing in 15 tracks of pure three-chord bash at its most primal and aggressive. Vocals are alternately barked and snarled, guitars slash and buzz, the rhythm section thrashes along maniacally -- no pop, no art, just punk in the vein of Dead Boys, Viletones, Germs and early Black Flag. Originally released in 1980 as
Nu Ska Vi Ha, the "Rough Sound" single is a high point of early Euro punk rock.
Phase Fatale
– Skyscraper 12" (Avant)
The debut EP of the techno project by Dream Affair’s Hayden Payne moves between noise-ridden soundscapes and minimal industrial techno rhythms (influenced by EBM classics such as Front 242 and Klinik) and modern contemporaries like Silent Servant and Ancient Methods. Disparate sounds magically convert into driving and danceable noise.

Pilgrims/Ghostt Bllonde
– Home & Home Vol. 2 7" (Negative Fun)
Pilgrims is ramshackle guitar rock in the Westerberg tradition, and fall somewhere in between the power pop of Sweet Talk and ‘70s southern rock of The Golden Boys. Ghostt Bllonde provide four minutes of ‘50s nostalgia, layered with contemporary fuzz and washed in ‘90s shoegaze.

– Raw Exit 10" (Mom + Pop Music)
Four new songs Polica recorded for the expanded deluxe edition of 2013’s
Shulamith. Includes their cover of the Lesley Gore classic "You Don’t Own Me."
Cassie Ramone
– The Time Has Come LP (Loglady)
The debut album from Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls, Babies) features Ariel Pink on bass for several tracks and has a somewhat contemporary take on what a modern day Karen Dalton record may sound like. First pressing on color vinyl.

Red Krayola
– The Parable Of Arable Land [Reissue/1967] 2xLP (Snapper)
The Parable Of Arable Land was originally released in 1967 and recorded for Independent Artists Records, on which leader Mayo Thompson leads the band amongst the freak outs in a selection of enduring songs such as the much copied "Hurricane Fighter Plane" and "War Sucks." This deluxe gatefold double-LP edition features both the mono and stereo versions, lovingly remastered from the original tapes by Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3).
Sewer Election
– Nara LP (Jartecknet)
A delicate and puzzling experience, where chilling oscillating drones and field recordings intricately mix.

– Recess LP (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Recess is actually Skrillex’s full-length debut, and features collaborations from Chance The Rapper, Diplo, Niki & The Dove, Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos, and K-Pop stars G-Dragon and CL.
So What
– What You Do To Me 7" (Grazer)
San Francisco's mutton-chopped rockers harken back to the days of catchy, assembly-line pop, when bubblegum bands like The Equals and 1910 Fruitgum Company rightfully topped the charts. Nonetheless, So What temper the saccharine qualities of those groups with a punk and glitter-influenced sneer, incorporating lots of tom heavy beats, snotty vocals, and distorted guitars.

– F**ked Up Inside [Reissue/1993] LP (Plain)
Spiritualized – Let It Come Down [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Plain)
F**ked Up Inside is the first live album ever issued by Spiritualized, it was originally released as a limited edition of 1,000 mail order only LP in 1993. Let It Come Down is the fourth album by Spiritualized, originally released in 2001. Jason Pierce spent four years writing, performing, recording and finally releasing the follow up to his 1997 breakthrough album Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space. Let It Come Down features a full orchestra, gospel choir, and many back up musicians to fulfill Pierce’s ambitions.
Stereo MC’s
– Connected [Reissue/1993] LP (Def Jam)
Exact reproduction of original LP artwork to retain authenticity, but now on HQ-180gm heavyweight vinyl.

Straight Arrows
– Rising LP (HoZac)
Garage punk nuggets that will get you up out of your dronesome slumber and force some serious rug cutting antics. Reverb-laden, fuzzed out punk garage honed to scrappy perfection.

Damo Suzuki
- Seven Potatoes: Live in Nanaimo 2xLP (NoiseAgonyMayhem)
Live set from Krautrock pioneer (Can), recorded in June 2013 in Namaimo, British Colombia. His band that evening consisted of members of Wolf Parade, Moths & Locusts, Colliding Canyons, and Clumsy Lovers. Heavy space-rock jams matched by Suzuki's low, guttural vocal stylings.

This Wild Life
– Clouded LP (Epitaph)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Clouded is the debut full-length by This Wild Life and was recorded with Aaron Marsh of Copeland. The album maintains the core attributes of their sound – Jordan’s vulnerable, expressive lyrics, DelGrosso’s nimble fingerpicking – while pushing themselves towards more ambitious sounds. "We tried out a string section, pianos, different kinds of guitars, we didn’t want to limit ourselves," Jordan notes.
Trash Talk
– No Peace LP (Trash Talk Collectiv)
No Peace is a promise and a threat. It’s the name of 32 minutes of recorded concussions that delivered by Trash Talk on Odd Future Records. It is hardcore punk, it is hardcore hip-hop, it’s a way of telling you to shut the f**k up if you’re trying to pigeonhole it. No Peace is music for the sake of aggression. Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Johnny Winter
– Live Bootleg Series Vol. 11 CD (Friday Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The blues wielding axeman steps out with super extended workouts on concert classics like his masterful version of the Taj Mahal's classic "E-Z Rider," Johnny's stellar interpretation of Jimmy Reed's "Baby What's Wrong" and a super revisit of the blues classic "Boot Hill."
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>Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle - Perils From The Sea BLUE VINYL LP (Caldo Verde/Vinyl Films)
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The 5,6,7,8’s – Teenage Mojo Workout [Reissue/2002] LP (Sweet Nothing)
Reissue of the 2002 album from the Japanese all-girl alternative rock band whose primitive energy is matched by the humor of their tongue-in-cheekiness. This outing includes covers of Jonathan Richman ("Road Runner"), Tommy James & The Shondells ("Hanky Panky"), Booker T & The MG's ("Green Onions"), Bob & Earl ("Harlem Shuffle") and more.

The Animals
– The Best Of The Animals [Reissue/1965] 2xLP (Abkco)
The Animals' greatest hits collection covering the 1964-1965 period is now available for the first time on HQ-180gm clear vinyl as part of ABKCO’s Clearly Classic Vinyl Series, showcasing the band’s tough-edged rock hits combined with their more devoted blues and R&B workouts.

– Tattletale 7" (Daptone)
"Tattletale" is a sinister, funky flute-driven live staple, drawing from musical inspirations of Ethiopian funk and jazz masters Mulatu Astatqe, Wallias Band and Mahmoud Ahmed of the mid-1970s.

– Bedfellows Part II: The Forgotten Daughter LP (Holy Roar)
Exciting, visceral, diverse post-hardcore.

Liam Betson
– Cover Of Hunter LP (Double Double Whammy)
Debut from the indie musician and former guitarist for Titus Andronicus. On
Cover Of Hunter, Liam is joined by Ian Drennan, Ian Dykstra, Julian Lynch, Kevin McMahon, Alex Steinberg, Patrick Stickles and Luka Usmiani. (Limited copies pressed on white vinyl.)
Black Wine
– Yell Boss LP (Don Giovanni)
Black Wine is a punk rock trio from New Brunswick, NJ. They unleash a punk/rock/pop sound that’s perfectly suited for banging and stomping with wild abandon. Or contemplating a Swedish existentialist novel.

The Blackbyrds
– City Life [Reissue/1975] LP (Fantasy)
Produced by legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd,
City Life showcases The Blackbyrd’s’ unique jazz-funk crossover sound and includes the runaway hits "Happy Music" and "Rock Creek Park," which stand even today as pinnacles of the '70s jazz-funk movement.
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings
– South LP (File Under Music)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl.
South represents a fresh creative step for Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, while embodying the qualities of rootsy musical uplift and quirky lyrical depth that have long distinguished the ensembles varied output. The albums largely acoustic yet reliably punchy arrangements showcase the three songwriters multiple strengths, while their organically energetic performances maintain the vibrant chemistry that has kept Blackie a consistently vital and distinctive musical force.
Blind Uncle Gaspard And Delma Lachney
- On The Waters Edge LP (Mississippi)
12 great songs recorded by two of Cajun music's finest and most unusual artists. Originally released on 78 RPM records in the late 20s, these fragile and dignified performances feature French vocals accompanied by guitar or fiddle (sometimes both). Impeccable ballads and breakdowns.

Bologna Violenta
– Uno Bianca LP (Wallace)
An imaginary soundtrack to the worst crimes committed by the Banda della Uno Bianca, a gang formed by five policemen responsible for more than 20 murders, paying homage to the city of Bologna, telling stories through music one of the most violent stories ever.

Johnny Cash
– The Legend Of Johnny Cash [2005] 2xLP (Mercury)
On vinyl for the first time,
The Legend Of Johnny Cash is the Man In Black's first career-spanning album, and contains material from his American Recordings era in addition to songs from his time at Sun ("Cry Cry Cry," "Hey Porter," "I Walk The Line," and "Folsum Prison Blues") and Columbia.
Cocteau Twins
– Heaven Or Las Vegas [Reissue/1990] LP+MP3 (4AD)
Long out-of-print, Cocteau Twins’ sixth album is available once again – this time cut from the High Definition masters and pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl.

– Nobody’s Smiling 2xLP (Def Jam)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Tenth album from the two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper.

Crippled Black Phoenix
– A Love For Shared Disasters [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (Invada)
Born from a blizzard of horned cats, Crippled Black Phoenix bring you a twisted cinematic experience, handcrafted by a mercenary crew of musical outsiders, giving depth and gravity to regal songs about love, loss, tragedy and redemption. Using a blend of modern and Victorian-era equipment, the band has produced a captivating, slow-burning sound that's both archaic and modern at the same time.

Dear Mr. Time
– Grandfather [Reissue/1970] LP (Mayfair Music)
Official reissue of the band’s only album from 1970. A psychedelic/progressive journey through a man's life.

DeZurik Sisters
- Sing And Yodel Their Greatest Hits LP (Mississippi)
Two absolutely amazing identical twin sisters with soaring voices that must be heard to be believed.
Sing And Yodel Their Greatest Hits is first ever LP of tracks from these two incredible entertainers. These ladies sing, yodel, and cackle some of the most impressively acrobatic vocal performances you'll ever hear in your life. Beautiful and novel country tunes to warm your heart and make you feel alright. A great, unsung chapter in the history of country music.
Dragon Turtles
– Distances LP (Oscillating Color)
"Tom Asselin and Brian Lightbody may not live in the same city (or state, even), but that doesn't stop them from creating bone-chilling music together under the moniker Dragon Turtle. Splitting their time in New York and Pennsylvania, the duo produce lush, reverb-laden atmospheric tracks that mesmerize the listener upon first spin." – Pure Volume

Jorge Elbrecht
– Coral Cross 7" (Mexican Summer)
Coral Cross is the first release of a new metal project helmed by Jorge Elbrecht (Lansing-Dreiden, Haunted Graffiti, Violens). Described by Elbrecht as "choral thrash," the music is simultaneously blurry and fast paced, blistering single-note guitar lines layered over with barely-audible cathedral harmonies.
Employed To Serve
– Change Nothing Regret Everything LP (Holy Roar)
Miserablist post-hardcore from one of 2014's brightest talents -- a musical open letter to those who despise their current situation but do nothing to alter it.

– Flies 12" (Holy Roar)
An alloy of crust, punk, and hardcore, where relentlessly gloomy melodies and perpetually cynical, "fuck off" attitudes surge heavily.

Ben Fields
– Extraordinary Light LP (Sire)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Ben Fields is bringing a style of introspective song writing pioneered by artists like Nick Drake and Van Morrison back into the mainstream.

– Freedom [Reissue/1970] LP (Sireena)
A reissue of a progressive blues/rock jewel, originally released in 1970. Color vinyl.

Joe Glazer
– Garbage & Other Songs Of Our Time [Reissue] LP (Smithsonian Folkways)
Joe Glazer – Old Folks Ain’t All The Same [Reissue] LP (Smithsonian Folkways)
Joe Glazer – Union Train [Reissue] LP (Smithsonian Folkways)
For decades, Joe Glazer's musical efforts on behalf of union struggles earned him the nickname "Labor's Troubadour" inspiring workers in mills, factories and on railways. In 1970, he founded Collector Records, primarily to produce records supportive of the struggles of workingmen and women. On these three recordings, he sings topical songs from the 1960s and 1970s that are primarily of his own composition and are heavy on humor and satire. The subject matter ranges from civil rights to politics to defense of environmentalism. The Charlie Byrd Trio provides the accompaniment.

G. Green
– Area Codes LP (Mt.St.Mtn)
These Sacramento party punks put bad sex, drugs, heartbreak, drunken frustration, and f**k-you ambivalence to tape.

– Season Sun LP (Everloving)
"An amalgam of 21st-century electronic squiggles and vintage airy psych-folk, as contemporary as video games and as old as the hills" – Spin. "Less off-kilter than some of Super Furry Animals
work, the new song is driving, moody, and a little psychedelic with Lindsey’s cool, hushed vocals
casually taking the lead." -- Brooklyn Vegan

Frankie Knuckles
– Beyond The Mix [Reissue/1991] LP (Virgin)
Frankie Knuckles – Welcome To The Real World [Reissue/1995] LP (Virgin)
Knuckles played an important role in developing and popularizing house music in Chicago during the 1980s, when the genre was in its infancy. Due to his importance in the development of the genre, Knuckles was often known as "The Godfather of House Music."

– Piece [Reissue/1970] 2xLP (Mayfair Music)
Official reissue of Denmark's premiere hard-psychedelic band's only album from 1970, expanded with bonus tracks.
La Cerca – Sunrise For Everyone LP (Fort Lowell)
Daydream Nation-esque maelstroms of expressionist guitar, expressive lyrics abstracted and refracted, pulled together with unforgettable pop hooks.
– Mallevs LP (Gilgongo)
Six tracks of dreary and beautiful female-fronted industrial/post-punk/synth music. Think early New Order by way of Pain Teens or Throbbing Gristle.

– Split 2xLP (Holy Roar)
Maths write epic, furious Orchid-esque walls of melody and noise with tunefulness many of their contemporaries lack. Fast, loud, complex and honest. Throats are bred to play punk f**king rock laced with metal influences whilst still unfazed by genre confines.

More Than Life
– What’s Left Of Me LP (Holy Roar)
Darkly melodic hardcore with alt rock/indie inflections and tones.

The Muffs
– Whoop Dee Doo LP (Burger)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Whoop Dee Doo is the pop/punk band's first full-length of new material in a decade.
– Rediffusion LP (Planet Mu)
"The DJ, producer, and Planet Mu chief has been pressing records under the name µ-Ziq since 1993. While listeners may know the pseudonym for high-speed breakbeats, impossible rhythms and jazzy, chaotic MIDI arrangements,
Rediffusion takes a turn towards relaxed, quirky hip-hop variations. Planet Mu describe the record as 'a thing of joy and hazy childhood memories.’" – Resident Advisor
Pen Test
– Biology 7" (Moniker)
The exploitation of ecological systems to affect biological systems funded military-industrial-media-systems are abstracted into cascading, overlapping sequences, and fixed-note arpeggiators, expressing a sense of triumph in what appears to be mastery over the natural and its subjugation.

Plasma Expander
– Cube LP (Wallace)
Repetitive, psychedelic, minimal atmospheres – a balance between structure and improvisation, noise and groove.

Shocking Blue
– Attila [Reissue/1972] LP (Music On Vinyl)
In 1972, Shocking Blue released their sixth album
Attila, a solid pop album written entirely by Van Leeuwen, anchored by Mariska Veres' powerful vocals. This album is definitely worth picking up for a comprehensive view on Holland's biggest export product's early '70s output. HQ-180gm.
Sleaford Mods
– Mr. Jolly F**ker 7" (Fourth Dimension)
Sleaford Mods strike out against modern mediocracy with a full-on punk attitude, smart hip-hop beats, and a fiery lyrical swagger rarely heard.

Levi Smith’s Clefs
– Empty Monkey [Reissue/1970] 2xLP (Mayfair Music)
Official reissue of Australia's finest (soul) progressive LP from 1970, expanded with bonus tracks.

Stacian/Gel Set
– Voorhees LP (Moniker)
Ethereal vocals and blissful pop with an aggressive electronic spirit, translating eternal, lucid longing into catchy synth riffs and repetitive oblivion.

– Swollen LP (End Of Time)
Hyper-sexual, dissonant post-wave with elegant darkness coupled with saxophone skronk and scintillating guitar lines, and vocals that are a force of nature, broadcasting straight from Seattle.

– Underjordisk Tusmørke LP (Termo)
Highly acclaimed and bestselling debut from Norwegian stoner/psych/prog band.

Up River
– Undertow LP (Holy Roar)
Short stabs of melodic post-hardcore, wrought with emotion and memorable songs.

Various Artists
– Studio One Dancehall - Sir Coxsone In The Dance: The Foundation Sound 3xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz) Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio One's dancehall period - singers and deejays on classic Studio One rhythms, studio and electronic wizardry from the Brentford Road headquarters, lots of rare 12" singles, all effortlessly brought together to nice up the dance.
Vial Of Sound
– God’s Oscillator LP (Gilgongo)
Hypnotic, gorgeously gleaming cosmic disco made using all analog '70s/’80s gear. It's music for Lamborghinis and rocket ships, tearing up the Saturnian riviera at twilight.

Rick Wakeman
– Journey To The Centre Of The Earth [Reissue/1974] LP (Write Notes)
Rick Wakeman – Return To The Centre Of The Earth [Reissue/1999] LP (Write Notes)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of his landmark concept album, Rick Wakeman presents the repackaged, re-recorded, extended
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth. Based on the novel by Jules Verne, which will also mark its 150th anniversary in 2014, the album is one of the rock era's landmark achievements. Originally released in 1999 as a sequel to Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, Return To The Centre Of The Earth has been out of print and unavailable for many years.
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Soundtrack – Garden State 2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Limited double HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing. This 10th anniversary edition of the soundtrack to the 2004 motion picture now comes with a new handwritten note from Zach Braff.
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The Range Of Light Wilderness – S/T LP (Gnome Life)
tags: rock acoustic folk acoustic guitar bedroom folk harmonies healing home recording indie lo-fi loop pop psych psychedelic songwriter California. Perfect summation—limited to 500 copies with inner sleeve illustration from
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Amanda X – Amnesia LP (Siltbreeze)
Hailing from the Kensington area of Philadelphia (home to infamous gangs such as the Yo’s, Twerks and Fuzzies), Amanda X imperviously sallys forth, creating an oasis of bedroom pop and post-punk among a landscape of toxic speed, eroded enamel and chattering human skin suits.

Beach Slang
- Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? 7" (Dead Broke)
Debut release from indie rock/emo/pop-punkers from Philadelphia featuring members of Weston, Ex Friends, and CRYBABY. "What this sound lacks in subtlety, it more than makes up in desperation, and that tug between those darting leads and Snyder's whispered-in-your-ear vocals is electrifying." – Pitchfork

Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
- Love Cliques LP (Vanguard)
This nine-piece band mixes old-school R&B and soul with a modern spin.

James Brown
– Love Power Peace: Live At The Olympia, Paris, 1971 LP (Sundazed)
James Brown's status as one of the hottest live performers translated into a string of absolutely massive in-concert albums, but none are better than this outrageously funky outing.

Buckshot & P-Money
– Backpack Travels LP (Duck Down Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Brooklyn MC Buckshot teams up with platinum selling producer P-Money for this new collaboration, which also features Joey Badass, CJ Fly, T'Nah Apex, Steele of Smif N Wessun, David Dallas and Raz Fresco.

Johnny Cash
– The Legend Of Johnny Cash [2005] 2xLP (Mercury)
On vinyl for the first time,
The Legend Of Johnny Cash is the Man In Black's first career-spanning album, and contains material from his American Recordings era in addition to songs from his time at Sun ("Cry Cry Cry," "Hey Porter," "I Walk The Line," and "Folsum Prison Blues") and Columbia.
Eric Clapton & Friends
- The Breeze: An Appreciation Of JJ Cale 2xLP+MP3 (Bushbranch)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale’s influence on Clapton and many of today s artists cannot be understated. To honor JJ’s legacy, a year after his passing, Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians for
The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale). With performances by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White, the album features 16 beloved JJ Cale songs.
Colony House
– When I Was Younger LP (Descendant)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The threesome maintains a balance of craft and immediacy that reflects its affinity for the sound of such alt-rock outfits as Interpol and The Killers, while echoing the influence of such alternative icons as U2 and New Order. They've assimilated their multiple influences in a manner that's wholly distinctive, adding tight harmonies, strong instrumental chops and a keen melodic sensibility that's all their own.

Creedence Clearwater Revival
– Green River [Reissue/1969] LP (Fantasy)
CCR’s third album contains the ubiquitous international chart-topping hit "Bad Moon Rising" which reached #2 in the Billboard top 200 in the US and #1 in the UK upon its release in 1969.

Daughters Of The Sun
– Ride To Die LP (Not Not Fun)
Minneapolis torn-leather psychedelicists Daughters Of The Sun cop a tripped deathless vibe on their fourth album. Highway synth rhythms flutter between motorcycle riffs and pummeling war drums, evoking landscapes harboring psychic venom, a spirit bleaching the grease-stained sand.

Dirty Heads
– Sound Of Change LP (Five Seven Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Dirty Heads is a reggae band from Huntington Beach, CA with a melodic style that includes hip-hop and ska punk genres.

Exiles From Clowntown
- Tape Scissors Rock LP (Soft Abuse)
Thuggish zen punk trio Exiles From Clowntown have operated in quiet corners and with genuine mystery for several years.
Tape Scissors Rock is a resoundingly successful stab at controlled chaos from these unsung Australians. Ties to early '90s Sydney DIY power scuzz trio 3 Toed Sloth and several others of that ilk, should provide the mind-frame with which to welcome and grapple with this unrelenting LP.
Paul Flaherty/Chris Corsano
– Low Cost Space Flights LP (Feeding Tube)
Collaborative album from two New England improv heavyweights -- sax-blower Paul Flaherty and percussionist Chris Corsano.

Brigitte Fontaine
– Brigitte Fontaine [Reissue/1972] LP (Superior Viaduct)
It is telling that Fontaine chose an eponymous title for her third album, the sole release from her venerable '70s catalog attributed to her alone. Here the actress-cum-singer has finally arrived. From the introspective opening track, simply named "Brigitte," seductive melodies perfectly hang above slithery bass lines and acoustic strumming. On "Moi Aussi," a sparse and trance-like duet with long-time collaborator Areski, Brigitte Fontaine is an unmatched European art-pop masterpiece anchored by both vocal and lyrical dexterity -- in many ways, Fontaine's most compelling work and an excellent entry point for those unfamiliar with this unique French icon.

Peter Frampton
– Hummingbird In A Box LP (Phenix Phonograph)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Frampton’s new album was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, featuring seven original guitar pieces in Frampton's virtuosic stylings.

Grateful Dead/John Oswald
– Grayfolded 3xLP (Important)
Here it is, Deadheads: the ultimate
Dark Star is now on vinyl. Deluxe audiophile pressing cut in Toronto under the watchful ears of John Oswald. Heavy-duty triple gatefold jacket includes liner-notes by musicologist Rob Bowman featuring interviews with Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, and Robert Hunter, plus two "time maps" which chart the source concerts of Dark Star.
Lee Hazlewood
– The N.S.V.I.P.’s (Not…So…Very…Important…People) [Reissue/1964] LP (1972)
Lee Hazlewood – Friday’s Child [Reissue/1965] LP (1972)
Lee Hazlewood – Love And Other Crimes [Reissue/1968] LP (1972)
Lee Hazlewood’s partnership with Reprise Records in the 1960s resulted in timeless hits for Dean Martin and Nancy Sinatra. Throughout the decade, though, the label also released three of the artist’s most highly regarded solo works:
The N.S.V.I.P.’s, Friday’s Child and Love And Other Crimes.
Hoax Hunters
– Comfort & Safety LP (Negative Fun)
Comfort & Safety is a torrent of noisy American rock: Sonic Youth squeals, Hüsker Dü hook-howls, Drive Like Jehu's ascending tensions, Dag Nasty's drenching intensity.
The Interrupters
– The Interrupters LP+CD (Hellcat)
Fronted by singer-songwriter Aimee Allen, the Los-Angeles based ska band began working with Tim Armstrong on his popular Tim Timebomb series of singles. (Before that, Allen sang background vocals on the Armstrong-produced Grammy-winning Jimmy Cliff album
Rebirth). Steeped in ska, reggae, and punk, Allen and The Interrupters bring a sly sense of humor to their music and lyrics on songs like "White Noise" and "Liberty."
It Looks Sad
– It Looks Sad 7" (Tiny Engines)
Debut release featuring shimmering, sharp guitar pop/post-punk songs that echo the influence of bands like Surfer Blood and Beach Fossils.

The Jayhawks
– Hollywood Town Hall [Reissue/1992] LP (American)
The Jayhawks – Tomorrow The Green Grass [Reissue/1995] LP (American)
The Jayhawks – Sound Of Lies [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (American)
The Jayhawks – Smile [2000] 2xLP (American)
The Jayhawks – Rainy Day Music [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (American)
Remastered vinyl reissues now available. Some have been expanded with bonus tracks.

Jethro Tull
– A Passion Play [Reissue/1973] LP (Rhino)
Heavyweight HQ-180gm vinyl edition featuring a new stereo mix.

Craig Leon
– Nommos/Visiting: Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1 LP (RVNG, Int’l)
Craig Leon’s seminal synthesizer albums
Nommos and Visiting are finally reissued in definitive form as the Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1 for RVNG Intl.’s archival series. Issued respectively by John Fahey’s Takoma record label in 1980 and Leon’s Arbitor private press in 1982, Nommos and Visiting were the twin brainchildren of studio wizard Craig Leon. Leon’s production was pivotal in realizing the debut recordings by Ramones, Blondie, Richard Hell and Suicide. While those albums broke ground in new worlds of sound, Leon’s own debut album was arguably, if not literally, more alien.
– Arterial 10" (Ghostly International)
After his diverse yet cohesive 2013 album
The Waiting Room, Jeff McIlwain, better known as Lusine, is back with the more tightly focused Arterial EP. A calmly effortless work, Arterial is economical in everything it does, creating its own tiny universe to house expertly crafted productions.
– Remission [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Relapse)
Over a decade after its release,
Remission remains one of the most important titles in Relapse's rich catalog, and it is with that appreciation that the label is proud to present a super-deluxe version of this classic record put together with the cooperation of the band themselves.
– Saturnalia Regalia! LP (Mint)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Monomyth is a crown jewel in the court of the crimson and clover. The Halifax four-piece carries on the hallowed East Coast tradition of janglophile pop with a smirking sense of humor, stadium-sized hooks and starry-eyed harmonies from the barbershop of broken dreams.

Kevin Morby
– My Name 7"+MP3 (Suicide Squeeze)
Having established his musical foundation in the trippy roots rock of Woods and rough-hewn Brooklyn party pop of The Babies, Morby stepped out on his own to release his lauded debut album
Harlem River in 2013. Here, both the title track and B-side "We Did It All Wrong" simultaneously conjure the haunting heartache of an Anthology Of American Folk Music ballad and the reverb-and-smoke-drenched haze of his contemporary indie peers.
– Invitation To Hold 7" (Secret Voice)
Postpunk from Belgium, layered in reverb and influenced by volume. Sounds reflecting ‘90s heroes Slowdive and modern bands such as The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

– Angelic Dread 2xCD (Hell’s Headbangers)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The death metal returns with their first studio full-length in seven years.

Old Crow Medicine Show
– Remedy LP (ATO)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On their newest album, Old Crow Medicine Show continue to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions.
Carry Me Back represents a new stretch of road in the timeless journey of a rambling string band.
Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte
– The New Standard LP (RareNoise)
A collaborative trio outing featuring the dream rhythm tandem of drummer Bobby Previte and bassist Steve Swallow, both prolific composers and venerable bandleaders in their own right,
The New Standard showcases Saft alternating between piano and organ and making thoughtful, melodic contributions throughout.
– Breathing The Fire [Reissue/2009] LP (Season Of Mist)
Imagine a young Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Exodus slamming beers and cranking up Immortal records at a rager in 1985. Just when you think the keg is killed, Judas Priest joins the party with a fresh case of beer.

– Through Art We Are All Equals LP (Atery Recordings)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. This Sacramento-based band features Jonny Craig (Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa).

– Garden State 2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Limited double HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing. This 10th anniversary edition of the soundtrack to the 2004 motion picture now comes with a new handwritten note from Zach Braff.
Soundtrack – Wish I Was Here (Music From The Motion Picture) 2xLP (Columbia)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The soundtrack features 15 songs, including new music from The Shins, Bon Iver, and Cat Power and Coldplay.

Nikki Sudden & The Jacobites
– Dead Men Tell No Tales [Reissue/1987] LP (Numero)
Dead Men Tell No Tales takes a stripped-down turn with plaintive lyrical confessions as pretty as they are prescient, summoning Syd Barrett's wild spirit through a séance of simple reverb burbles and acoustic incantations. Front-and-center vocals recounting love, loss and death's lurking presence are presented against airy guitar shimmer in a demented yin and yang seemingly forecasting the scarf-swathed, underground dandy man's abrupt fall nearly 20 years later.
Teenage Fanclub
– Man-Made [Reissue/2005] LP (Merge)
Teenage Fanclub – Shadows [Reissue/2010] LP (Merge)
Originally released in 2005,
Man-Made is a classic Fanclub record in tone and arrangement, and handsomely demonstrates the "less is more" maxim -- it is both airier and lighter of touch than its immediate predecessors. Originally released in 2010, Shadows picks up on the introspective, world-weary quality of Man-Made but also delivers a bit of the classic bright pop the band is known for.
– Change Of Heart b/w Sleepwalker 7" (Arbutus)
TOPS is a four-piece band from Montreal, equal parts girls and guys, delivering a raw punk take on AM studio pop. Full-length due September 2.

The Uprising
– Screaming From The Inside 7" (Not Like You)
Originally released in 1986 as a demo tape, this UK hardcore classic made its way around the world with tape traders for years. Heavily influenced by early US hardcore as well as what was going on in their scene at the time, The Uprising was a short-lived force to be reckoned with. Members went on to play in The Damned, The English Dogs, and Psycho Bombs.

Various Artists
– Music From The Mountain Provinces LP (Numerophon)
In 1988, David Blair Stiffler risked life and limb to document under-recorded cultural groups living lives of extreme isolation in the mountainous Philippine regions of Nueva Ecija, Aurora, and Luzon. These are the fruits of that expedition. In the grand tradition of ethnographic recordings that made up the majority of Folkways' vast and significant catalog comes
Music From The Mountain Provinces. By the mid-1980s, David Blair Stiffler was already a most-decorated recordist, with eight Folkways LPs under his belt. These are among the most obscure documents in the entire Folkways catalog.
Various Artists
– Temporary: Selections From Dunedin's Pop Underground 2011-2014 LP (Ba Da Bing!)
New collection of modern New Zealand indie bands. The tiny city of Dunedin, located in the Otago Region of New Zealand, is synonymous with smart bands, incredible melodies and a wholly distinct and innovative music. Thanks to The Clean, The Chills, The Bats, The Verlaines, and The Dead C, Dunedin has amassed a worldwide reputation for innovative music. Local label Fishrider Records has taken on the mission of compiling and producing an album that casts a light toward the Dunedin of today. These bands have all created their own sound away from the shadow of their city's past, yet like many of their predecessors they retain the air of slightly disturbed melancholia along with a sense of space and distance from the rest of the world. Whether it is dark synthpop, teen angst noise pop, guitar-and-organ jangle, or all-out psychedelic weirdness, these songs all come from a place on the edge of the world where the young still read books in abundance and fend off boredom by creating music and art in cold houses. CD version due September 16.

The Waterboys
– A Pagan Place [Reissue/1984] LP (Rhino)
Released in 1984,
A Pagan Place was the band's second album. It was the first Waterboys record with Karl Wallinger as part of the band and also includes Roddy Lorimer's first trumpet solo for the band on the track "A Pagan Place."
Weird Al Yankovic
– Mandatory Fun LP (RCA)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 14th studio album from the Grammy-winning pop parodist.