new vinyl love...

for the week of 30 SEPTEMBER 2014...
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Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues [Pink Vinyl] LP (Total Treble)
Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas [Pink Vinyl] LP (Mom+Pop)
In This Moment – Blood [Pink Vinyl] LP (Century Media)
Jason Isbell – Southeastern [Pink Vinyl] LP (Southeastern)
Lucius – Wide Woman [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Mom+Pop)
Nothing – Guilty Of Everything [Pink Vinyl] LP (Relapse)
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Fat Wreck Chords)
Kellie Pickler – The Woman I Am [Pink Vinyl] LP (Black River Entertainment)
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Single Lock)
Temples – Sun Structures [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Fat Possum)
>>>RADNESS! Ten artists reissue their most recent LPs on pink vinyl to raise breast cancer awareness.
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Thievery Corporation
– Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
– The Mirror Conspiracy [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
– The Richest Man In Babylon [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
Vinyl reissues now now available.
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
About Blanks
– The Ignore This Product LP (P. Trash)
Loud, snotty bullsh!t from the guys that brought you
12 Boring Blasts.
Tony Allen
– Black Voices [Reissue/1999] LP (Kindred Spirits)
Part of the Tony Allen reissue series on Kindred Spirits, featuring remastered versions and original restored artwork.
Black Voices is a must for Afrobeat fans. Without question, it is one of the highpoints of his post-Fela catalog.
Angus & Julia Stone
– Angus & Julia Stone 2xLP (American Recordings)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The third album from the Australian brother-sister folk-blues duo, produced by Rick Rubin. "The whole thing is heart-breakingly beautiful and brilliantly recorded." -- Zane Lowe/BBC Radio 1

Bad Channels
– Bad Channels 12" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Reverby, garagey, punky pizza-pop tunes from this Vancouver, BC-based quartet.

– War Of Will LP (Metal Blade)
2013 release from the Canton, Michigan-based metal band – now available on vinyl. The band describes their sound as "blue collar thrash metal."

Liam Betson
– Cover Of Hunter LP (Double Double Whammy)
Fourth album from the Titus Andronicus guitarist. Limited copies pressed on white vinyl. "Much like his once-and-former bandmate Patrick Stickles, Betson sometimes hits the wrong note to strike the right feeling." – Pitchfork

– Idle Hours 12" (Tri-Angle)
"Since few of us have heard much from Boothroyd (real name: Peter Boothroyd) thus far, it's hard to work out how representative ‘NYC' is in relation to his other material, but if you're into the pounding textural experimentalism of Fis, the woozy, low-light patchwork of Forest Swords and the kind of horror-flecked soundscapes of the Haxan Cloak then you'll probably be very happy indeed." – Fact

James Brown
– Live In New York LP (Cleopatra)
Ten stellar vintage live performances of Brown's best, pressed on red vinyl.

John Cale
– Academy In Peril [Reissue/1972] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Cale's 1972 album reissued on HQ-180gm vinyl in a die-cut custom gatefold jacket.
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. He balances the rock-classical fusion on the record with touches of humor while the music itself is beautiful and subtle showing his skills at composition and arranging.
Contents Are
– Through You [Reissue/1967] LP+2x7" (Machu Picchu)
Limited one-time LP pressing of 1967 album includes exact reproductions of the group's two non-album 7" singles. "Rumours of a limited demo LP pressing from this renowned Iowa garage/folk rock band remained unconfirmed until a copy popped up at a 2005 Austin Record Show. Skillfully arranged three-minute gems from the point where beat and folk rock turn into melodic psychedelia." -- Acid Archives

The Damned
– Black Album [Reissue/1980] 2xLP (Drastic Plastic)
Vinyl reissue of fourth album from the British punk founding-fathers, originally released in 1980. Available on HQ-200gm black, 150gm red opaque, and 150gm dark grey vinyl.

– Spiritual Healing [Reissue/1990] LP (Relapse)
Originally released in 1990,
Spiritual Healing marked a new turn in the Death discography, one which ushered in cleaner production, a new level of boundary pushing musicianship and songwriting skills that were previously unimaginable from a metal band.
Bo Diddley
– Go Bo Diddley [Reissue/1959] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue.

Kenny Drew
– Undercurrent [Reissue/1960] LP (Blue Note)
Undercurrent is the seventh recording by pianist Kenny Drew. Recorded in 1960, this is Drew's second and last Blue Note album. Featuring Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor sax, Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums, this hard bop essential has been reissued as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary reissue campaign.
The Drums
– Encyclopedia 2xLP+MP3 (Minor Records)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. The Drums music often explores the themes of loss, nostalgia, redemption, vulnerability, and love with critic's raves embracing both the lyrics and their sonic signature. This time around, they've embraced a darker sound while making it as grand and majestic as they please.

Tom Ellard
– ‘80s Cheesecake [Reissue/1892] LP (Dark Entries)
Tom Ellard is the creative force behind Australian post-punk band Severed Heads. In 1982 he self-released two cassettes of solo material,
‘80s Cheesecake and Snappy Carrion. These cassettes document the transitional period between the early experimental Severed Heads' albums Clean and Blubberknife before the start of something new with Since The Accident. With the advent of the then new Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer, a machine synonymous with the acid house sound, Tom began to write more beat driven material. The rhythms are made by a TR-808 drum machine, Kawai S100F and SH-1 synthesizers, plus various televisions, radios, cassette decks and pedals.
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.

Eyeswan/Hidden Cabins
– Weathered [Split] 10" (Engineer)
Split vinyl release featuring two groups that specialize in folk rock with a dose of gut and grit.

– Do You Wanna Start A War CD (Century Media)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "We wanted to do something a little different. We love, obviously, Avenged Sevenfold or Five Finger Death Punch, we love Iron Maiden, we love Ozzy. But we also love Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and Queen and U2 and The Beatles, bands that would always broaden their horizons, but still sound... the core of the band's sound was still there, but they would different things."

Genital Hospital
– Street Mummy LP (P. Trash)
Ten catchy, forceful, and rousing KBD-garage punk tunes mired in psychedelic intoxication.

– Separate The Magnets [Reissue/1997] LP (Second Nature/Dine Alone)
Deluxe vinyl reissue of the Nineties-bred screamo tacticians' 1997 10" EP, reissued on HQ-180gm vinyl mastered at 45RPM with updated artwork.

Freddie Hubbard
– Ready For Freddie [Reissue/1961] LP (Blue Note)
Ready For Freddie by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard features Grammy winner Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, Art Davis on bass, Elvin Jones on drums and Bernard McKinney on euphonium. Reissued as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary reissue campaign.
– '83 [Reissue/1982] LP (Medical Records)
This coveted album by minimal synth aficionados around the globe has been out of print and very rare since it's original release in 1982. Hailing from Montreal, Canada, IKO has always been shrouded in mystery. All three members come from an academic background (electroacoustic composition, etc), and they met at the University of Montreal in the music department. Taking from their collective influences of ‘60s pop, prog and minimalist composers as well as early industrial, they played in a few early bands before solidifying the all-synth incarnation of IKO in it's definitive lineup. HQ-180gm yellow and black vinyl.

In Flames
– Siren Charms 2xLP (Sin UK)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Siren Charms is the eleventh album from the Swedish metallers.
Jimmy Eat World
– Futures [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
HQ-180gm blue audiophile vinyl with bonus tracks, gatefold sleeve, and insert.

King Jammy
– More Jammys From The Roots LP (VP)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
More Jammys From The Roots puts a spotlight mid to late eighties Jammy's productions of some of reggae's finest rhythms both vintage ("Stalag," "Real Rock," "African Beat," "Satta") and up-to-the-time ("32 Chip," "Run Down The World"). Featured vocalists include Junior Murvin, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy, Johnny Osbourne and Wailing Souls.
Peter Criss
– Peter Criss [Reissue/1978] LP (UMe)
Kiss – Alive II [Reissue/1977] 2xLP (UMe)
Kiss – Alive: The Millennium Concert 2xLP (UMe)
HQ-180gm vinyl represses released to coincide with the band's 40th Anniversary. Remastered to high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio for maximum fidelity.

Fela Kuti
– Box Set #3 7xLP (Knitting Factory Works)
The third of the long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. Limited to 2000 pieces. These seven albums were chosen by long-time admirer, Brian Eno. Includes:
London Scene (1971), Shakara (1972), Gentleman (1973), Afrodisiac (1973), Zombie (1976), Upside Down (1976), and I.T.T. (1980). Also includes a 12-page booklet and poster.
Talib Kweli & Hi Tek
– Reflection Eternal [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Rawkus)
Talib Kweli – Quality [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Rawkus)
Vinyl reissues now available.

Annie Lennox
– Nostalgia LP (Blue Note)
Annie Lennox pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century – including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin' Jay Hawkins – and interprets compositions that have moved her, stripping them down to their emotional and musical core and making them her own. CD version due October 21.

– Hoodwink'd LP+MP3 (Double Double Whammy)
Hoodwink'd is an ambitious piece of work, with 15 songs that showcase the LVL UP's ability to draw from a diverse set of influences, ranging from ‘90s indie rock, to ‘80s new wave and ‘70s power pop. Limited quantities pressed on white vinyl.
The Madden Brothers
– Greetings From California LP (Capitol Music Group)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Madden Brothers is the new project led by Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden. The album is split into two 'sides', the first filled with upbeat, sunny pop/rock produced by their long-time collaborator Eric Valentine. The second side is an earthy blend of folk, Southern rock, and ‘70s-era FM pop produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli, known for his work with The White Stripes, The Strokes The Shins and many others.

Major Kong
– Doom For The Black Sun [2012] LP (Transubstans Sweden)
Let yourself be drawn into the debut album by Polish psych-doomsters Major Kong. Creating instrumental landscapes full of fuzzed heaviness, they suck you straight to the bottom of a hellish swamp. Limited copies pressed on green vinyl.

Marble Sky
– Marble Sky [2008] LP (Students Of Decay)
First time on vinyl LP for this highly coveted and beloved project by Jeff Witscher of Rene Hell. Marble Sky was the moniker under which chameleonic nomad Witscher recorded his most intimate and contemplative music. The material that comprises this eponymous release was originally released in the late aughts as short-run cassettes - highly coveted and personal releases that imparted mystery and a strange sense of hermetic romanticism.

Milky Chance
– Sadnecessary LP+MP3 (Republic)
Hailing from Kassel, Germany, Clemens & Phillip have been making music together since meeting in an 11th grade music class. The group describes their music as a "singer-songwriter spirit mixed with electronic beats. Somehow, it's always a little bit melancholy, but there's a positive spin." CD version due October 14.

Minus The Bear
– They Make Beer Commercials Like This [Reissue/2004] 12" (Suicide Squeeze)
Beer Commercials came out in between MTB's two most classic full lengths, 2002's Highly Refined Pirates and 2005's Menos El Oso, and, like those albums, it contains some of their most essential songs from the early years.
Joni Mitchell
– Hejira [Reissue/1976] LP (Elektra)
Hejira is a 1976 folk/rock/jazz album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. The album title is a transliteration of the Arabic word hijra, which means "journey."
The Montgomery Express
– Montgomery Movement [Reissue/1972] LP (Numero)
Funk's answer to the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Florida's Montgomery Express stood at the crossroads of politically conscious soul and mystically awakened dance music. Comprised of two blind musicians in their 20s and a teenage rhythm section, their lone LP was cut in 1972 for Orlando's Dove label, then reissued on Folkways two years later.

– Bound LP/Cassette (Dead Broke Rekerds)
First official full length from members of Snuggle, Pipsqueak, No Hi-Fives To Bullshit, Black Hole of Calcutta, Makai, Transient, and More. Mastered by Dave Edwardson of Neurosis.

– Musk LP+MP3 (Holy Mountain)
Whether working the muggy Southern Gothic angle or treading knee-deep in NYC's pungent sewers, all routes on Musk lead to a cold, shuddering finality.

Narco States
– Wicked Sun LP (Pinata)
Garage-psych acolytes Narco States' debut takes everything that was exciting about their debut 7", drives it all into the desert at night, pumps it full of DMT, and holds its eyes open as the sun rises. The churning organ, the wailed yowl, the wild guitar solos all return, but they've grown.

Stevie Nicks
– 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault 2xLP+MP3 (Reprise)
New release from the beloved rock/pop songbird and Fleetwood Mac membe.
24 Karat Gold consists of 14 never-before-released tracks. CD version due October 7.
The Notting Hillbillies
– Missing: Presumed Having A Good Time [Reissue/1990] LP (Rhino)
Limited vinyl LP pressing of this 1990 album from the country/folk side project led by Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits).

Null And Void
- Happiness And Contempt/Montage Morte [Reissue/1980/1982] LP (Medical Records)
Double A side reissue of Fullerton, CA band Null And Void. Null And Void recorded three albums (1980's
Happiness And Contempt, 1982's Montage Morte and a third in 2012). Hailing from a very diverse musical scene, Null And Void forged their own sound fusing elements of new wave, post-punk, cabaret and less characterized roots. HQ-180gm blue vinyl.
– Stanford Torus LP+CD (Clouds Hill)
Six-track mini-album/EP from German psych/shoegaze/Krautrock band. Blends elements of Afrobeat, early electronica, Krautrock and SalSoul-era disco with psychedelic pop-laden hooks. HQ-180gm vinyl with CD insert and download.

The Pineapple Thief
– Magnolia 2xLP (Kscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "
Magnolia is a gorgeous album – immaculately produced, and assembled with real love and imagination." "Small but perfectly formed pockets of 21st century prog."
Plebeian Grandstand
– Lowgazers 2xLP (Basement Apes)
This predominantly black metal band out of Toulouse, France fuses a good deal of black metal and hardcore, exploding with explosive energy and blisteringly epic compositions.

– Roladex/((Pressures)) Split 7" (Medical Records)
(Pressures)) hail from New Orleans. They craft their unique futuristic icy tracks on a museum's worth of analog synths and drum machines. Roladex hails from Seattle by way of Texas. Blending girl/boy vocals with catchy pop hooks drenched in a seductive melancholy, Roladex also use a plethora of vintage gear.

Rollerskate Skinny
– Shoulder Voices [Reissue/1993] LP (Medical Records)
Hard to characterize,
Shoulder Voices is a true masterpiece, featuring elements of severely catchy pop, heavily distorted guitar and keyboard sounds, weird experimental passages and other unclassifiable styles. Over the years, and with revived interest in the early ‘90s sound, this record is becoming increasingly popular with a new cult following, joining the legions of fans who were obsessed with it the first time round. HQ-180gm red vinyl.
– The Anaesthete 2xLP (War Crime)
Rosetta has been carving their name into the walls of the den of post-metal since 2005. Distinguishing themselves from the swarm of everyone else with their 2010 opus
A Determinism Of Morality, they saw their name on many Best Of 2013 lists. The Anaesthete proved experimentation bodes them well. Orange swirl vinyl.
The Sensational Saints
– You Won't Believe It [Reissue/1973] LP (Numero)
Pressed in 1973 by Cleveland gospel magnate James Bullard on his King James label, the group's lone long-player perfectly encapsulates the intersection of funk and gospel as only the religious conversion of a Bill Wither's tune can do.

Joan Shelley
– Electric Ursa LP (No Quarter)
Electric Ursa is the second solo album by Joan Shelley. Recorded in her hometown of Louisville, KY with producer Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Houndmouth), the album is comprised of eight songs, startling in their quietness and closeness. The Chicago Reader wrote that "she sings with striking intimacy, as though addressing someone sitting just a few feet away."
– Broken Compass LP+CD (Epitaph)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Spencer Chamberlain, singer/frontman and songwriter for Underoath, is back with his new band, Sleepwave.

Sonic Avenues
– Sonic Avenues [Reissue/2009] LP (Dead Broke)
Sonic Avenues features members of several Canadian punk/garage acts such as The Steve Adamyk Band and others.

Joe Takamaki Trio
– Universal Mind [Reissue/1982] LP (Arc Light Editions)
Vinyl reissue of the forgotten Finnish spiritual improv jazz album, originally released in 1982. Takamaki also played in the Finnish jazz/rock/improv collective Krakatau.

Thievery Corporation
– Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
Thievery Corporation – The Mirror Conspiracy [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man In Babylon [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
Vinyl reissues now now available.

Mia Doi Todd
– Floresta LP (City Zen)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In March of 2014, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd spent ten days at the beautiful Estúdio El Rocha in São Paulo, Brazil and recorded an album of her favorite Brazilian songs - some famous, some obscure - all about nature. The album is entitled
Floresta, or "Forest" in Portuguese.
Touché Amoré
– TA Live On BBC Vol. 2 7"+MP3 (Deathwish)
Touché Amoré /Title Fight – Split 7"+MP3 (Secret Voice)
Limited edition white vinyl.

Stanley Turrentine
– That's Where It's At [Reissue/1962] LP (Blue Note)
That's Where It's At features Les McCann on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass and Otis Finch on Drums. This is saxophonist Turrentine's sixth album. Reissued as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary reissue campaign.
– Alchemic Heart 12" (Temple Of Torturous)
Alchemic Heart is a special project presented by Vampillia who have colored these two colossal compositions with beautiful contributions by members of the Boredoms, Jarboe (ex-Swans), Inswarm and Japanese Noise-God Merzbow. Layered strings, piano, bass, noise and
voices are mysteriously woven and expand as two magnificently parallel aesthetic worlds.

Various Artists
- BART: Bay Area Retrograde (Vol. 2) LP (Dark Entries)
Dark Entries' second compilation of underground music from San Francisco (and the greater Bay Area) made between 1978-1983. Towards the end of the ‘70s, San Francisco's experimental music scene clashed with the aftermath of punk and gave birth to a vibrant underground. By the early to mid-‘80s the DIY music scene of the Bay Area was a hotbed for experimental and quirky new wave, post punk, and synthpop, quite similar to New York's No Wave scene and Berlin's Neue Deutsche Welle. This compilation connects the (transit) lines between these varied musical offerings and tells the secret story of eleven forgotten Bay Area bands.

Frank Zappa
– Apostrophe [Reissue/1974] LP (Zappa)
Vinyl reissue of Frank Zappa's highest-charting album. The eleven song package, which includes Zappaclassics such as "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow" (his first charted single) and "Cosmic Debris," featured an all-star recording band interpreting the maestro's exotic compositions and their topical yet comical lyrics. HQ-180gm.

Against Me!
– Transgender Dysphoria Blues [Pink Vinyl] LP (Total Treble)
Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas [Pink Vinyl] LP (Mom+Pop)
In This Moment – Blood [Pink Vinyl] LP (Century Media)
Jason Isbell – Southeastern [Pink Vinyl] LP (Southeastern)
Lucius – Wide Woman [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Mom+Pop)
Nothing – Guilty Of Everything [Pink Vinyl] LP (Relapse)
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Fat Wreck Chords)
Kellie Pickler – The Woman I Am [Pink Vinyl] LP (Black River Entertainment)
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Single Lock)
Temples – Sun Structures [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Fat Possum)
Ten artists reissue their most recent LPs on pink vinyl to raise breast cancer awareness.
for the week of 23 SEPTEMBER 2014...
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>Hudson Mowhawke – Chimes 12" (Warp)
A monster moment in Hudson Mohawke sets, the previously unreleased "Chimes" has become a highly anticipated fan favorite. Mastered and louder than ever the tune is part of this four-track EP that also features a hard-style re-edit from "Gammer," and two completely new tracks that showcase the producer's great versatility.
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>Boris With Merzbow – Sun Baked Snow Cave [2005] 2xLP (Hydra Head)
Available for the first time on vinyl. The lonesome, mournful void of a strummed acoustic guitar is soon enough smothered by drones and swarms of feedback that intertwine with pulsating, yowling electronics. Two worlds that both harmonize and struggle against each other.
Aaimon – Aaimon LP+MP3 (Artoffact)
Aaimon's 2013 debut full-length received glowing praise from Sonic Seducer, Exclaim!, I Die: You Die, Auxiliary Magazine, FEARnet, and several others. The vinyl includes a previously unreleased bonus track, "Lethe," and a digital download.

– The Lexicon Of Love [Reissue/1982] LP (Mercury)
As part of Universal Music's "Back to Black" re-release series, ABC's debut receives a HQ-180gm vinyl reissue. Album includes "Poison Arrow," "The Look Of Love" and more.

American Hi-Fi
– Blood & Lemonade LP (Rude Records)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Boston-based pop/punk band. Featuring the single "Allison" and other notables "Golden State" and "Armageddon Days,"
Blood & Lemonade wholly embraces the sound and spirit of classic, balls-to-the-wall guitar rock mixed with the power pop sensibilities that lead to their worldwide smash "Flavor Of The Weak."
The Amity Affliction
– Let The Ocean Take Me LP (Roadrunner)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Urgent, aggressive, and remarkable cathartic,
Let The Ocean Take Me pushes the band's signature post-hardcore approach to new heights of richness and diversity, providing the consummate aural partner to vocalist Joel Birch's increasingly more potent lyricism.
Angels & Airwaves
– We Don't Need To Whisper 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
We Don't Need to Whisper is the debut studio album by the American rock band Angels & Airwaves. Recorded at Neverpants Ranch in San Diego, California and produced by guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge, the album was originally released on May 23, 2006 through Geffen Records. HQ-180gm with D-side etching.
– Anjou LP (Kranky)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. The culmination of four years writing and editing, Anjou marks the first collaboration between Labradford's Robert Donne and Mark Nelson since the release of that group
ʼs Fixed::Context LP. Combining modular synthesis, Max/MSP programming and live instrumentation, Anjou deftly weaves noise with gentle ambience and melody with texture. Guitar, bass and Steven Hessʼ (Locrian, Fennesz, Pan American) live percussion give the eight pieces immediacy and create a framework for the more abstract sounds of digital and analog synth programming.
– Pulsars e Quasars 12" (Mexican Summer)
In a sense, Arp draws a link to his earlier cosmic synth work, albeit reclaiming and redefining it in a pop songwriting context. The title-track is a lysergic rush, a kaleidoscopic bite of psychedelic anglophile pop. Alexis Georgopoulos' voice finds a comfortable spot between the narcotic resplendence of George Harrison and the delicacy of Broadcast's Trish Keenan. The music, meanwhile, opens swathed in phased guitars before building into a prismatic, melodic fuzzed out mass.

Astronauts Etc.
– Sadie 12" (Hit City USA)
There is a fragile balance to Astronauts Etc.—an attempt to reconcile contradiction. Harmonious conflict rolls through mastermind Anthony Ferraro's uniquely soulful compositions with a struggling duality innate in each note. A classically trained pianist with French composer Hector Berlioz tattooed on his arm, Ferraro approaches his songwriting with both a disregard for his 15 years of focused lessons and a respect for the skill those studies have afforded him.

Black Uruhu
– Red [Reissue/1981] LP (Island)
"The sophomore release from the third and most successful incarnation of Black Uhuru (singers Don Carlos, Erroll 'Jay' Wilson, and Rudolph 'Garth' Dennis had come before),
Red spotlights the singing talents of then rising star Michael Rose, American-born Sandra 'Puma' Jones, and original member Derrick 'Duckie' Simpson. Backed by the tight and dancehall-era defining Sly & Robbie band, the trio reels off eight high-quality reggae cuts here, including classics like 'Youth Of Eglington' and 'Sponji Reggae.'" -- AllMusic
Boris With Merzbow
– Sun Baked Snow Cave [2005] 2xLP (Hydra Head)
Available for the first time on vinyl. The lonesome, mournful void of a strummed acoustic guitar is soon enough smothered by drones and swarms of feedback that intertwine with pulsating, yowling electronics. Two worlds that both harmonize and struggle against each other.

Burning Spear
– Marcus Garvey [Reissue/1975] LP (Island)
Marcus Garvey hit Jamaica like a force ten gale, its legacy so great that in later years many fans mistakenly came to believe it was Burning Spear's debut album (it wasn't, two earlier records were released by Studio One). It made an instant hero of Winston Rodney, and the album remains a cornerstone of the entire roots movement." -- AllMusic
– Dayglo Necros [2012] LP (Spookshow)
Calabrese – Born With A Scorpion's Touch 2013 LP (Spookshow)
The Phoenix, AZ punk & roll band's influences musical influences include The Damned, Alkaline Trio, Black Flag, Black Sabbath, Turbonegro, The Misfits, Green Day, The Hives, White Zombie, AFI, Danzig, and Ramones. Color vinyl.

– Saturation LP (We Want Action)
"Considering how rarely Times New Viking plays these days, somebody needed to step up to keep first-rate slapdash scuzz-pop on Columbus stages. Cliffs is getting it done" - Columbus Alive. RIYL: Japandroids, Sebadoh.

Dead Soft
– Dead Soft LP (Kingfisher Bluez)
"Fuzzy and hard-hitting in delivery, yet there are sweet melodies and catchy hooks at the heart of the tunes. Some watery, jangling tones that are inevitably overtaken by scorching fuzz." – Exclaim

Dexy's Midnight Runners
– Too Rye Ay [Reissue/1982] LP (Island)
Dexy's Midnight Runners are best known in America as one of new wave's ultimate one-hit wonders, thanks to their 1982 number-one smash "Come On Eileen," a distinctive fusion of '80s pop, Celtic folk, and blue-eyed soul.

Dillinger Four
– Midwestern Songs Of The Americas [Reissue/1998] LP (Hopeless)
Dillinger Four – Versus God [Reissue/2000] LP (Hopeless)
With their dedicated fan base growing to a new generation, the acclaimed midwestern punk group's first two acclaimed albums have finally been repressed on vinyl.

– LingAM LP+MP3 (Artoffact)
On Download's 2013 album, LingAM, the duo of cEvin Key (Skinny Puppy) and Phil Western use their impressive repertoire of skills, synthesizers and sequencers to create a transcendent work of experimental electronica. HQ-180gm.

Empress AD
– Still Life Moving East LP (The End)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Having taken time to carefully hone their style of the music they love, Empress AD have written an arsenal of songs that veer from an expansive, progressive sound to an aggressive, controlled roar. Citing their influences as Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Mastodon and Opeth, the Berkshire four-piece locked themselves away in a UK studio with experienced New York-based producer, Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Pelican, Old Man Gloom) to craft their debut.

Nico Fidenco
- Black Emanuelle [OST] [Reissue/1975] LP (Dagored)
Nico Fidenco - Black Emanuelle: Orient Reportage [OST] [Reissue/1976] LP (Dagored)
The legendary Nico Fidenco's score for
Black Emanuelle is by turns sultry and serious, fun and funky. The sound is sophisticated, groovy and melodically memorable; mixing Latin rhythms - in a continuous sexual tension with the exotic images of the beautiful Laura Gemser - and electronic textures that show the influence of early techno masters such as Giorgio Moroder and Kraftwerk.
Fleetwood Mac
– Fleetwood Mac [Reissue/1968] LP (Reprise)
Fleetwood Mac – Mr. Wonderful [Reissue/1968] LP (Reprise)
Fleetwood Mac – The Pious Bird Of Good Omen [Reissue/1969] LP (Reprise)
In 1967 Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie played in the legendary John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, and were given free studio time during which they recorded five songs. Peter Green was so convinced of this band's musical prowess that he formed it on the spot and named it after the drummer & the bass player. John McVie wasn't convinced and it forced Fleetwood Mac to find a temporary replacement in Bob Burning. After a short while, however, he was as hooked on the Elmore James influenced British Blues that he left John Mayall to take a risk on a group of unknowns. The rest is history.

Frnkiero & The Cellabration
– Stomachaches LP (Workhorse Music Group)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Solo release from My Chemical Romance's Frank Iero.

– Top Soul [Reissue/1975] LP (Lion Productions)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP repressing of this impossible-to-find jazz/soul/funk monster by Fusión, issued in Chile in 1975. The album is a fulsome combination of funk, electric jazz, and soul, with Latin roots.

Grandma's Boyfriend/The Steadys
– Split 7" (Dirty Rabbit)
The Steadys are a powerpop four-piece from Tokyo. Often compared to bands such as The Ramones and Buzzcocks, their brand of music combines a punchy (and flawless) rhythm section with catchy guitar lines and vocal harmonies. Grandma's Boyfriend have been playing together since 2009, cycling through more guitarists than The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their half of the record combines punk and powerpop with Beach Boys-esque vocal harmonies to create songs about love and squalor that even your mother would love.

Joanna Gruesome/Trust Fund
– Split LP (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
This split sees the Gruesomes stretching out sonically and emotionally. Trust Fund bring all kinds of Flying Nun-ish mid-fi guitar pop with hints of bands like Swearin', Sourpatch, and Big Soda seeping through.

Hudson Mowhawke
– Chimes 12" (Warp)
A monster moment in Hudson Mohawke sets, the previously unreleased "Chimes" has become a highly anticipated fan favorite. Mastered and louder than ever the tune is part of this four-track EP that also features a hard-style re-edit from "Gammer," and two completely new tracks that showcase the producer's great versatility.

– Endgame 12" (Planet Mu)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "The classically-trained polymath Daniel Martin-McCormick is anything but predictable. A veteran of the DC hardcore band Black Eyes, he has worked on experimental electro projects (Mi Ami, Sex Worker) and first started making techno for dance-not-dance label 100% Silk. His output as Ital is murky, spaced-out, exploratory techno. Still, the Brooklyn-based producer remains ambivalent about dance floor functionality, and once enthused to Anthem Magazine about creating music mastered for intimate home-listening, not, as he put it, 'UK clubs.'" – Resident Adviser

The King Of England
– The Last King Of England LP (Sainte Marie)
The Last King Of England is a tale of lost love, broken hearts, and a search for a place called home. It inhabits the place between consciousness and unconsciousness, a dream like space, somewhere unreal. It's the first solo album by Sacha Alessandro Marcello Berardinelli Galvagna. Written and recorded by Sacha on his laptop, the album reaches beyond the traditional guitar, bass, drum template and blends in instruments from around the world.
- Paul Stanley [Reissue/1978] LP (Mercury)
Kiss - Gene Simmons [Reissue/1978] LP (Mercury)
Kiss - Ace Frehley [Reissue/1978] LP (Mercury)
Kiss - Peter Criss [Reissue/1978] LP (Mercury)
Kiss - Alive III [Reissue/1993] 2xLP (Mercury)
HQ-180gm vinyl represses released to coincide with the band's 40th Anniversary. Remastered to high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio for maximum fidelity.

– Some Small Way LP (Native Sound)
Before splits with Into It Over it and La Dispute, before his debut full length on Run For Cover Records, there was "Some Small Way," Koji's first recorded material with a backing band and a standout release from his still growing catalog.

La Hell Gang
– Just What Is Real [Reissue/2010] LP (Bym)
Vinyl reissue of the debut LP from Chile's La Hell Gang. It's always interesting to hear non-Americans take on Americanized tropes of rock & roll and see what comes through the cultural sieve. Serious endless hesher jams.

The Miami Dolphins
– Becky LP (For Practically Everyone)
The Miami Dolphins is a Minneapolis art/punk noise rock with female vocals—think Melt-Banana, PRE, Ponytail, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 and you'll be on the right track.

Ennio Morricone
- Per Un Pugno Di Dollari/A Fistful Of Dollars [OST] [Reissue/1965] LP (BTF)
Ennio Morricone - Il Mercenario [Reissue/1968] LP (BTF)
Ennio Morricone - Milano Odia: La Polizia Non Puo Sparare [OST] [Reissue/1974] (BTF)
Ennio Morricone - C'era Una Volta Il West/Once Upon A Time In The West [OST] [Reissue/1976] (BTF)
Ennio Morricone - Il Ladrone [Reissue/1980] LP (BTF)
Ennio Morricone - The Link [OST] [Reissue/1984] LP (Dagored)
Assorted vinyl reissues or rare Morricone soundtracks (some on color vinyl).

New Electric Ride
– Balloon Age LP+MP3 (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
"New Electric Ride is a British psych-rock band that channel equal parts 1960s grooviness and Brit-rock twee silliness" – PopMatters. Blue vinyl.

The Paragons
– The Paragons [Reissue/1981] LP (Island)
"Founded in Brooklyn, NY, the Paragons were a black vocal harmony quintet signed to the New York-based Winley label, which was also home to the Jesters ('The Wind'). Julius McMichael (lead), Ben Frazier (first tenor), Donald Travis (second tenor), Ricky Jackson (baritone), and Al Brown (bass) had a distinctive sound with McMichael's high tenor voice as the lead, very much defining this distinctly New York-centered doo wop sound." – AllMusic

Parquet Courts/Future Punx
– LAMC No. 13 7" (Famous Class)
The thirteenth edition in Famous Class' LAMC split series featuring an unreleased A-side track from one of the label's favorite band's, backed with a B-side track from a lesser-known artist handpicked by the A-side group. Features Parquet Courts' "This Is Happening Now," backed by Future Punx's "Spike Train."

PC Worship
– Social Rust LP (Northern Spy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Social Rust, PC Worship's fourth LP to date and Northern Spy Records debut, may very well be the closest this innovative quartet, led by multi-instrumentalist Justin Frye, has gotten to the conventional rock formula. But don't be alarmed—PC Worship has, by no means, abandoned its inherent avant-gardist roots. In fact, Social Rust portends a familial group hell bent on blending its own vision of fully realized songcraft and contagious melodicism into its trademark chaotic din.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
– Hypnotic Eye 2xLP (Reprise)
HQ-180gm, double-LP deluxe version
. Hypnotic Eye is the 13th studio album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. "I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record," Petty told Rolling Stone in April. "We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time."
Plastic Cloud
– Plastic Cloud [Reissue/1968] LP (Lion Productions)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP repressing of this 1968 psych masterpiece. Comes with lyric insert and replica vintage press release. Plastic Cloud recorded, quite simply, one of the greatest underground psychedelic albums ever made: a swirl of gossamer vocals and Tolkien references, swathed in the some of the most relentless fuzz guitar you will ever hear.

– Konsumier Mich 7" (Danger)
Collects the three tracks by this Viennese female-fronted DIY punk band that originally appeared on the
Die Tödliche Dosis compilation (released on Lustgewinn Schallplatten in 1981).
– Commonwealth 2xLP+MP3+CD (Yep Roc)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Toronto-based rock quartet is perhaps the most truly democratic group in the annals of pop, with Jay Ferguson, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, and Andrew Scott all contributing original compositions to each record, equal partners with equal say over every aspect of their work. Where in the past creative lines have been blurred to create the multi-faceted Sloan sound,
Commonwealth sees the four bandmates disassociating ever so slightly to create an old-school double album sequenced with each member staking out a single side as their own artistic dominion.
So Cow
– The Long Con LP (Goner)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. So Cow are of the mind that they sound like The Chills or McLusky, but they've lost all perspective at this stage so don't go taking their word for it. Similarly, lyrics telling of joyriding local politicians, John Deacon's post-Queen level of contentment, and the terror of turning 30 can probably now be interpreted any number of ways.

Soft Cell
– Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret [Reissue/1981] LP (Mercury)
As part of Universal Music's "Back to Black" reissue series, Soft Cell's debut is reissued on HQ-180gm vinyl reissue.
Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret includes "Tainted Love," "Sex Dwarf" and more.
Steel Pulse
– Handsworth Revolution [Reissue/1978] LP (Island)
"Steel Pulse's debut album set the band decisively apart from its British colleagues. This was not, by any stretch of the imagination, either pop-reggae or lovers rock. Nor was it the kind of dreamy Rasta reggae or art-for-art's sake dub that was popular at the time. Though the subtly jazzy swing that would later become explicit was already informing Steel Pulse's groove, the band's first album seemed not at all interested in generating anything like a party atmosphere. Handsworth Revolution is about politics first and religion second, with a quick nod to the dance ('Sound System') and another to the herb ('Macka Splaff') and not a single love lyric to be found anywhere." -- AllMusic

– Remembrance LP (Software)
Remembrance is the Software Recording Co. debut from Baton Rouge's Suicideyear (born James Prudhomme). Written and produced between Florida and Louisiana during the summer and fall of 2013, the album recalls those southern US landscapes and Prudhomme's experiences across eight songs equally intimate, intoxicating and mercurial.
Tears For Fears
– The Hurting [Reissue/1983] LP (Mercury)
Vinyl reissue of the '80s pop duo's 1983 debut. "The Hurting would have been a daring debut for a pop-oriented band in any era, but it was an unexpected success in England in 1983, mostly by virtue of its makers' ability to package an unpleasant subject -- the psychologically wretched family histories of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith -- in an attractive and sellable musical format. Not that there weren't a few predecessors, most obviously John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album -- which was also, not coincidentally, inspired by the work of primal scream pioneer Arthur Janov." -- AllMusic

Terry Malts
– Insides EP 7" (Slumberland)
A refreshing blast of catchy punk, pop-influenced but also chaotic, noisy, shredding.

Third World
– Journey To Addis [Reissue/1978] LP (Island)
"Probably the first and best fusion of reggae and soul music by a reggae group. Third World was looking to sell records worldwide and not just in Jamaica and England, and while the band's fusion of these genres may have infuriated the die-hard Rasta man, it helped the music reach a larger base. After the opening 'One Cold Vibe,' a melodic reggae bouncer, a tepid 'Cold Sweat' (not the James Brown tune) has floating rhythms that soften the harsh lyrics." -- AllMusic

Moreno Veloso
– Coisa Boa LP (Luaka Bop)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Moreno Veloso, son of Brazilian music icon Caetano Veloso, began singing at the age of three, improving his natural skills while learning how to play classical guitar six years later. Veloso made his songwriting debut in 1982 with "Um Canto de Afoxé Para Bloco do lle," which is featured on Caetano Veloso's
Cores, Nomes. Moreno Veloso became a Latin percussionist while still a teenager, touring with his father and Gilberto Gil before playing cello for Carlinhos Brown.
– Document And Eyewitness 1979-1980 [Reissue/1981] 2xLP (Pink Flag)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. For those unfamiliar with
Document And Eyewitness, it really doesn't do the album justice to describe it simply as a collection of live recordings from three turn-of-the-'80s Wire gigs. What makes it more than that is the unorthodox nature of the main performance and the way it was presented on record. The centerpiece of the original vinyl release was a recording of the final gig of Wire's '70s phase (albeit one that took place in February 1980). This was a concert at the Electric Ballroom that grew out of the band's performance art-based residency at the Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre the previous November.
Yabby U
– Jah Jah Way [Reissue/1980] LP (Island)
"Yabby You was born Vivian Jackson in a Kingston ghetto. By the time he was 17, Jackson was so malnourished that he had to be hospitalized. He was eventually left with severe arthritis and crippled legs. While he could not work, he had musical talent and -- taking his cues from divine inspiration that he felt came from the sounds of nature around him (and the help of friends) -- founded a harmony trio, the Prophets, in 1972." – AllMusic

Dwight Yoakam
– Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., [Reissue/1986] LP+MP3 (WB)
Vinyl repress of the veteran country singer/songwriter's 1986 debut album. It was the first of three consecutive #1 Billboard Country Albums for Dwight. Three of its tracks rose into the Top 40 of the Hot Country Singles chart in 1986. The album was the first of more than a dozen Yoakam albums featuring his collaboration with record producer-guitarist Pete Anderson.
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>Ryan AdamsJacksonville 7" (Pax Am)
Next installment in the R.A. single series! This new 7" single
contains three songs totally unrelated to his new 'self-titled' album released last week!
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>Phish – A Picture Of Nectar [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Jemp)
Double-LP reissue of Phish's third album on HQ-180gm vinyl.
Activations – Radio On b/w Attack 7" (Big Neck)
The Activations play wildly abandoned punk rock, cut with '70s rock & roll riffs. They hail from Pittsburgh, PA and two of the founding members are rampant in the punk/garage/rock scene. Max the drummer comes from a long line of amazing bands, Nashville Pussy, Cynics, and The Teen Idols. These songs rip through your needle and will shred your speakers to tear out your thoughts.

Ryan Adams
– Jacksonville 7" (Pax Am)
Next installment in the R.A. single series!
This new 7" single contains three songs totally unrelated to his new 'self-titled' album released last week!
– Nightmare Girl b/w Cementiri 7" (La Castanya)
After several singles that led to the release of "Holy Slap", Aliment are back with a single titled "Nightmare Girl". It includes for the first time a song sung in Catalan, "Cementiri", a language in which Edu Bujalance manages himself perfectly in his other band, UNIVERS (with whom he toured the States recently). 2 songs with a rawer than usual production that still project the same garage-punk slap somewhere in between The Ramones or The Gories classic legacy & contemporary landmarks such as Jay Reatard.

– High Noon LP (Dine Alone)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Named after a street in their native Hamilton, Ontario, the Juno award winning band creates an accessible style of pop rock.

– Ocean Death 12" (Anticon)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. At just five songs and a shade over 20 minutes, the exquisite
Ocean Death is not over-thought. Songs were perfected, not embellished. "Ocean Death" reclines in the aquatic seabed, its lyrics at once simple, bleak and celestial. The 3:00 a.m. introspection and heartbeat pulse—reminiscent of Four Tet or Pantha Du Prince—are almost minimal techno, but suffused with maximalist emotion.
The Beach Boys
– Concert [Reissue/1964] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys – Friends [Reissue/1968] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys – 20/20 [Reissue/1969] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys – Live In London [Reissue/1970] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys – In Concert [Reissue/1973] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys – Love You [Reissue/1977] LP (Capitol)
Vinyl reissues now available.

Andrew Bird
– Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of… CD (Virtual Label)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The latest self-released album by Andrew Bird consists of his versions of songs by a band he has loved for many years: The Handsome Family.

Black Star
- Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Blackstar LP [Reissue/1998] LP (Rawkus)
Limited edition two-tone black on black picture disc reissue. An intelligent, progressive, and funky piece of work that showcases two great MCs, both of whom have internalized the best parts of Guru, Rakim, and Q-Tip.

Wil Blades
– Field Notes LP (The Royal Potato Family)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Having released a critically acclaimed co-led duo album
Shimmy with Medeski Martin & Wood drummer Billy Martin in 2012, Blades returns with a deeply soulful and sinuous nine-track effort, Field Notes, on which he's found fronting his own trio featuring Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker and New Orleans' drummer Simon Lott. From the recording's outset, it's easy to picture Blades fingers free-flowing across the keys, feet gliding along the bass pedals in a continuous dance.
Bolt Thrower
– Who Dares Wins [1997] LP (Earache)
First time on vinyl for the British death metal band's 1997 EP collection.

– Till Death LP (Southern Lord)
The definitive album of pissed, cathartic, raging hardcore from Seattles' own Brotherhood. These raw recordings from 1988 are the catalyst and undeniable roots that started it all.

– Coliseum [Deluxe Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Deathwish)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. To celebrate Coliseum's 10th anniversary, this 20-song collection features their classic self-titled debut album (out of print since 2006) paired with eight essential bonus tracks from their primordial years. Originally recorded by Jason Loewenstein of Sebadoh and now fully remixed by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, the release also features new deluxe packaging, insightful liner notes, and cover artwork by John Baizley of Baroness.

– Brick Factory [Reissue/1994] LP+MP3 (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Crayon took the burgeoning sound of twee pop and added punk elements, sounding something like a cross between UK indie pop bands like the Pastels and more abrasive American bands like Unwound. Accompanying download includes 21 bonus songs.

– Nothing But The Whole LP (Dark Decent)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A unique album of darkened black-death metal.

The Flamin' Groovies
– Jumpin' In The Night [Reissue/1979] LP (4 Men With Beards)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of the band's third and final album, originally released on Sire Records in 1979.

The Front Bottoms
– Rose LP (Bar None)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 2014 recordings of fan favorites including the sing-along go-to graduation number "12 Feet Deep." Six songs in all.

– Leather, Bristles, Studs And Acne [Reissue/1981] LP (Cleopatra)
Special limited edition white vinyl reissue of the monumental 1981 debut album by legendary English punkers.

Lee Gamble
– Kuang 12" (Pan)
Lee Gamble is a UK-based artist and electronic music producer with roots in the original jungle-techno and extreme computer music fields. The
Kuang EP heralds the release of Gamble's keenly-awaited second LP Koch (due September 30) with three tracks of dissociative ambient/techno.
Grateful Dead
– Live At The Cow Palace 1976 5xLP (Friday Music)
This amazing limited HQ-180gm vinyl box set edition treasure trove features 22 stellar first time audiophile performances. Many favorite Dead classics and superior rarities abound in this lengthy audiophile dream box like the long-awaited live vinyl releases of "Bertha," "Wharf Rat," "Eyes Of The World" and The Jerry Garcia solo favorite "Deal." Known for their stellar jamming "Playing In The Band," "Sugar Magnolia," "Scarlet Begonias" and others are included.

– Gust LP (Southern Lord)
Gust combines crushing D-beat rhythms with a classic hardcore punk directness, and brings forth a maelstrom of metallic riffs, amalgamating into one brutal and arresting sonic assault. Fans of Cursed and Converge especially will enjoy.

Paul Hardcastle
– Moovin & Groovin LP (Trippin & Rhythm)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Moovin & Groovin is a collection of disco infused pieces that recall an era where music was all about getting your 'move on' with Barry White, Donna Summer and Saturday Night Fever casting their respective spells on the masses.
Hate Eternal
– Conquering The Throne [1999] LP (Earache)
First time on vinyl for the death metal band's debut album.

Have A Nice Life
– Deathconsciousness [Reissue/2008] 2xLP+Book (The Flenser)
Deathconsciousness is rhythmic, primal and expansive and is a gloomy-post-punk masterpiece; a mediation on death, loss and unrequited love. Color vinyl.
Hercules & Love Affair
– The Feast Of The Broken Heart LP (Big Beat)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
The Feast Of The Broken Heart sees visionary founder Andy Butler and his ever-evolving musical collective pushing the boundaries of house music, disco, and pop to create a collection of stunningly original new dancefloor anthems.
– Holland Tunnel Drive [Reissue/1980] 12" (Dark Entries)
impLOG was the solo project of Don Christensen after leaving New York No Wave group The Contortions in 1979. He began making music using found sounds, a Univox drum machine, guitar stomp boxes, Casio keyboards and percussion instruments.

- Boredom And Terror/Let's Toil [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (In The Red)
Double-vinyl reissue of the Intelligence's debut album. This is lo-fi post-punk electro garage-core, equal parts Devo, The Fall and something altogether its own.

Kirlian Camera
– Uno LP+Flexi (Dark Entries)
2002 collection of early recordings from seminal Italian electronic act – now available on vinyl. Kirlian Camera's clean, minimalist new wave is marked by strong haunting melodies, slow-moving synth washes and stark, dramatic vocals.

Wayne Kramer
– The Hard Stuff [Reissue/1995] LP+MP3 (Industrial Amusement)
120gm red opaque vinyl reissue of the iconic MC5 guitarist's first solo album, originally released in 1995.

Talib Kweli & Hi Tek
– Reflection Eternal [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Rawkus)
Talib Kweli
– Quality [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Rawkus)
Talib Kweli – The Beautiful Struggle [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Rawkus)
Vinyl reissues now available.
The Beautiful Struggle is a picture disc.
The Lees Of Memory
– Sisyphus Says 2xLP+MP3 (Side One Dummy)
Debut album from the new band featuring Nick Slack and both John Davis and Brandon Fisher of Superdrag.

Melted Toys
– Melted Toys LP (Underwater Peoples)
Culminating three years after their acclaimed
Washed & Dried EP first unveiled the group's distinct blend of hazy, plaintive pop and psychedelic electronica, the full-length reigns in squarely as the group's most definitive vision yet. It comes on as a sort of sanctuary-in-transit, inspired both by the shifting visions of dreams and global travel, so that each of the twelve passages flicker and flame with equal impression.
– Kill 'Em All [Reissue/1983] LP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – Ride The Lightning [Reissue/1984] LP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – …And Justice For All [Reissue/1988] 2xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – Death Magnetic [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Back in print on Metallica's Blackened Recordings.

Method Man
– Tical [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Def Jam)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 20
th Anniversary vinyl reissue of the Wu-Tang Clan member's debut solo album.
Michael Psycho
– Think [Reissue/1990] LP (S-s Records)
In 1990, Michael Psycho released a great punk rock record that almost no one heard. A Boston-transplant and veteran of Sacramento's early '80s hardcore scene (Industrial Hate, Inducore), Psycho said "fug it" to his former bandmates and recorded
Think by his lonesome. The sound is a stripped-down, high-energy, nasty-attitude cross of garage punk, hardcore and DIY with a vocal sneer that resembles No Alternative's Johnny Genocide.
Mickey & The Motorcars
– Hearts From Above LP (Mickey & The Motorcars)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Austin band featuring two brothers and founding members Micky Braun (lead vocals and guitar) and Gary Braun (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals) has been invigorated and supercharged by a transfusion of new blood from fresh recruits Dustin Schaefer (lead guitar), Joe Fladger (bass), and Bobby Paugh (drums).

– City Wrecker LP (Jagjaguwar)
"'City Wrecker' is the title track of the EP. I wrote it before Miley Cyrus released 'Wrecking Ball,' but I cannot prove it. Oh well. In describing the song (and maybe the whole EP) I would say it's the aesthetic opposite of 'Wrecking Ball' by Miley Cyrus, which is not to say that's a good thing or a bad thing, just an apple for you to hold up beside your orange. Regardless of all that, my friend Eetu, who recorded this EP, still likes to call the song 'Wrecking Ball and to sometimes call me Miley, but that's okay cuz we're buddies."

Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer
– The Flower Of Muscle Shoals LP (Trade Root Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. While offering up the comforting sounds of country and western's roots,
The Flower Of Muscle Shoals plays more like a new classic than a dusty Nashville relic; glimmers of influence from the days of Hank Williams all the way to Dwight Yoakam pepper the album's twelve tracks. The album lilts and swings through graceful arrangements of guitars, pedal steel, fiddle, bass and percussion, with a rich texture and genuine approach that is sure to rouse any fan of country and old-time music.
The New Order
– The New Order [Reissue] LP (Cleopatra)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Not to be confused with the synth pop band of the (sorta) same name, this is the mythical mid- '70s proto-punk rock project featuring Stooges alumni Ron Asheton and Jimmy Recca with MC5 drummer Dennis Thompson.

– Living Ever Mourn LP (Southern Lord)
Nightfell unites Portland, Oregon musicians Todd Burdette (Tragedy, His Hero Gone) and Tim Call (Aldebaran, Mournful Congregation). Purely epic metal, bridging morose heaviness with melodic destruction.

People Skills
- Tricephalic Head LP+MP3 (Siltbreeze)
Self-described "lo-fi loner pop,"
Tricephalic Head offers up morose but chilled out songs from the mind of bandleader Jesse De. It perhaps sounds like Vic Chesnutt and Stephin Merritt hanging out together, when you put it that way, but De cites musique concrete pioneer Graham Lambkin as a key influence. Loose and heartfelt songs with a slightly out of focus vibe.
– A Picture Of nectar [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Jemp)
Double-LP reissue of Phish's third album on HQ-180gm vinyl.

Soul Side
– Trigger/Bass-103 [Reissue/1988/1989] LP (Dischord)
Though Soul Side initially played music that emulated the fast and heavy sound of their DC forebears,
Trigger found the band evolving a more unique style, with oblique song structures and a strong reggae and hip hop influence in the rhythm section. Members went on to perform in Girls Against Boys, Rain Like The Sound Of Trans, and Obits, along with other bands.
Soundtrack [David Lynch & Alan R. Splet]
– Eraserhead [Reissue/1982] OST (Sacred Bones)
Official, expanded, re-release of the soundtrack to David Lynch's landmark 1977 film. This edition includes: a 16 page booklet, a four panel fold out double sided poster, and digital download. The bonus song "Pete's Boogie" is a newly discovered Peter Ivers recording taken from the original audio tapes and mixed by Lynch himself. It was previously only available on the long out of print limited edition LP.

– Guardians Of The Galaxy 2xLP (Hollywood)
Double-disc vinyl features
Awesome Mix 1 (the collection of songs featured in the film) as well as the original score by Tyler Bates.
Tierney Sutton
– Paris Sessions CD (Shanachie)
Paris Sessions is an intimate, acoustic follow-up recording to After Blue, Tierney Sutton's tribute to Joni Mitchell and her fifth consecutive Grammy nomination. Recorded in Paris, France in the winter of 2013, this recording shows her vulnerable side as she sings standards.
Joe Jack Talcum
– Home Recordings 1993-1999 LP (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Second volume of home recordings from the Dead Milkmen guitarist.

Teenage Guitar
– More Lies From The Gooseberry Bush LP (GBV Inc.)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Robert Pollard, head lunatic of the Guided By Voices' asylum, has a surfeit of original thoughts. (Most people are lucky to have even one, ever.) That this even needs to be expressed is evidence enough for its "truth," as only obvious or obviously untrue things can ever hope to be true. Or to approach the truth. Something Pollard does with uncanny regularity, and which is further on display on every track on the gloriously unkempt, roiling-with-ideas
More Lies From The Gooseberry Bush, the second record Pollard has released under the nom-de-rock Teenage Guitar.
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats
– Runaway Girls 7" (Rise Above)
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats – Mind Crawler 7" (Rise Above)
Quite possibly his catchiest tune yet, Uncle A looks ever closer toward world domination. Beware: "Runaway Girls" isn't an ordinary tale of girls on the run. Here is a tale of fatherless girls disillusioned in a loveless world… their intentions are fatal and their desires deadly.

Tim Woulfe
– Joyce 7" (Apollonian Sound)
A small slice of primitive psychedelia for the 21st century romantic. This is the lead single from Woulfe's debut
The Uncouth Swain. Clear vinyl.
Tim Woulfe
– The Uncouth Swain LP+MP3 (Apollonian Sound)
An album of existential love songs, Taoist hymns and Alf references filtered through Tim Woulfe's psychedelic sound. "Melodiously walking in the footsteps of Slowdive." -- Magic RPM

Tim Woulfe & Matt Keval
– Keval & Woulfe LP+MP (Apollonian Sound)
Four songs from Matt, three from Tim - all seven on the ambient/psychedelic edge of a knife.

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 30.

– Clearing The Path To Ascend 2xLP (Neurot)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Long-awaited brand-new album from Northwestern doom icons.
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The Beatles – The Beatles In Mono [Box Set] 14xLP (Capitol)
The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. In an audiophile-minded undertaking, The Beatles' acclaimed mono albums have been newly mastered for vinyl from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. Each mono reissue is pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl with faithfully replicated artwork, newly mastered from the analogue master tapes.
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Lambchop – Live At XX Merge LP+MP3 (Merge)
As Merge fans know, Lambchop has been on the label since 1993, releasing a string of widely varied but consistently brilliant records. But the live Lambchop experience has been somewhat elusive in the U.S. While the band has toured the gilded theaters of Europe and elsewhere for nearly two decades, the Nashville group has seldom toured their home country. To help celebrate Merge's 20th Anniversary the band showed up in one of their largest lineups in recent memory -- 11-strong, including multiple guitars, keyboards, piano, and a horn section. Clear vinyl with download (audio and video).
>The 5 Royales – The Harbingers Of Soul 2xLP (History Of Soul)
R&B legends The 5 Royales were incredibly renowned in the ‘50s and into the ‘60s. Bringing gospel and soul inspired harmonies into the mix they recorded some treasured sides for the King and Home Of The Blues stables. This album is a passionately compiled collection of all their most highly regarded numbers and is pressed on quality HQ-180gm vinyl.

– Discography 03-13 LP (To Live A Lie)
Antichrist Demoncore (aka ACxDC for short) isn’t your stereotypical satanic grindviolence band. This picture disc stitches together 23 heavy hitting studio tracks on the A-side with 28 live and demo tape tracks on the B-side.

>Acid Baby Jesus
– Vegetable 7" (Slovenly)
Deeper and deeper into the sonic soil they burrow, harvesting fresh, organic ingredients for their psychedelic salad, Acid Baby Jesus return unbruised from a dirty rumor or two of their expiration. Drenched in a complex dressing of luxurious Mediterranean flavors, this new single released in anticipation of their upcoming second entree, provides just enough nutrition to keep you satisfied but never full.

>Àrnica /Wolfsblood
– Àrnica /Wolfsblood 10" (Pesanta Urfolk)
Influences: ritual folk, runechants, runes, witchcraft, northern magic, seidr, galdr, asatru, odinism. Sounds like: runic rituals in the night woods.

>The Beatles
– Please Please Me [Mono/Reissue 1963] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – With The Beatles [Mono/Reissue 1963] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night [Mono/Reissue 1964] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Beatles For Sale [Mono/Reissue 1964] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Help! [Mono/Reissue 1965] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Rubber Soul [Mono/Reissue 1965] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Revolver [Mono/Reissue 1966] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour [Mono/Reissue 1967] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Mono/Reissue 1967] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – The Beatles [White Album] [Mono/Reissue 1968] 2xLP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Mono Masters 3xLP (Capitol)
The Beatles – The Beatles In Mono [Box Set] 14xLP (Capitol)
The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. In an audiophile-minded undertaking, The Beatles' acclaimed mono albums have been newly mastered for vinyl from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. Each mono reissue is pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl with faithfully replicated artwork, newly mastered from the analogue master tapes.
For a limited time – Free Beatles In Mono t-shirt with purchase – while supplies last!
Blonde Redhead – Barragán LP+MP3 (Kobalt)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl (packaged in a custom die-cut cover and inner sleeve with "peel and reveal" sticker insert).
Barragán is Blonde Redhead’s ninth album. Tracks like "Dripping," "The One I Love," and "Defeatist Anthem (Harry And I)" have all the emotional punches of previous high water marks in the band's repertoire -- they just feel slightly less calculated, more serendipitous.
>Chest Pain
– Weltschmerz LP (To Live A Lie)
Weltschmerz starts with the distinctive oeuvre of powerviolence and drifts through the sonic territory of bands like Gasp, Swans and Killing Joke while remaining entirely its own trip.
– Here Come The Real Boys LP+MP3 (Chunklet)
There's no denying that Melbourne's Cuntz crafted the feel-good hit of last summer with "Never Felt Better" -- a frantic atonal mess from a country that has no shortage of gems in their jewel encrusted crown. When on tour in the US in 2013, Chunklet industries were completely floored by their live show and were ready to work with them in any capacity. Enter their first live album, culled from performances at WFMU, Death By Audio, Gonerfest 2013 and The Earl in Atlanta.

– Human Contradiction 2xLP (Napalm)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from Dutch symphonic metal sensation.

>Andras Fox
– Vibrate On Silent 12" (Mexican Summer)
Melbourne-based producer Andras Fox (A.r.t. Wilson) creates a tactile and unique form of Antipodean funk that feels equally informed by garage house and new age musical traditions. His productions sound appropriate on both the dance floor and in the lounge, boasting a casual danceability and mood that seamlessly adapts to both environs. On
Vibrate On Silent, Wilson creates g-funk with a surf sensibility; congas, shakers, electro-acoustic melodies coalesce with deep grooves, subtle hooks and a laid-back, oceanic ambience.
>Aretha Franklin
– Amazing Grace [Reissue/1972] 2xLP (Atlantic)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of Franklin’s double-platinum selling third live album, which was recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in L.A. and won a Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance.

>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 Germ House 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.

>Gun Club
– Miam [Reissue/1982] LP (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Gun Club – Death Party [Reissue/1983] LP (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Gun Club – Las Vegas Story [Reissue/1984] LP (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Vinyl reissues from the punk/blues band now available. The
Death Party EP has been expanded with seven live tracks.
>Donny Hathaway
– Extension Of A Man [Reissue/1973] LP (Atlantic)
Extension Of A Man is the last studio album by soul legend Donny Hathaway. It's noted for including a young Stanley Clarke of (then) Return To Forever on a couple of tracks, as well as drummer Fred White, brother to Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White (who worked with Hathaway in Chicago in the early days).
– Suffer My Wrath LP (Tribunal)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from the North Carolina-based metalcore band, their first new material since 2007. Entering their twelfth year of existence, Killwhitneydead's origins are deeply rooted in the early deathcore scene, but on this album, the group steps away from the genre's stylistic confines, creating something much more alluring.

>Franz Kirmann
– Meridians 2xLP (Denovali)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Best known as half of post-classical/electronica duo Piano Interrupted, London-based French producer Franz Kirmann goes back to his electronic roots with
Meridians, his second album. Strongly influenced by movies (he cites filmmakers Wong Kar Wai, Michelangelo Antonioni, Sergio Leone, and David Lynch among his musical influences), Kirmann has a weakness for walls of sounds and fragile melodies, which to him are the sonic equivalent of slow-motion sequences, travelling shots or landscapes in cinemascope.
>The Knife
- Let's Talk About Gender Baby, Let's Talk About You And Me 12" (Mute)
Features a rework of "Full Of Fire" from Planningtorock and a remix of "Raging Lung" from Hannah Holland. Both tracks were originally released on
Shaking The Habitual.
– Live At XX Merge LP+MP3 (Merge)
As Merge fans know, Lambchop has been on the label since 1993, releasing a string of widely varied but consistently brilliant records. But the live Lambchop experience has been somewhat elusive in the U.S. While the band has toured the gilded theaters of Europe and elsewhere for nearly two decades, the Nashville group has seldom toured their home country. To help celebrate Merge's 20th Anniversary the band showed up in one of their largest lineups in recent memory -- 11-strong, including multiple guitars, keyboards, piano, and a horn section. Clear vinyl with download (audio and video).

– Minus Tide LP (Cascine)
NY party starters Lemonade release their third album.
Minus Tide is a true step forward for the trio, boasting their most contemporary and evolved songwriting to date. The material is rich with dynamic rhythms, tropical soundscapes and tribal drum patterns. The album shows the act's tremendous growth into glistening depths of highly polished pop sounds.
>Marian McLaughlin – Derive LP+MP3 (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
Marian aims to push folk music's envelope by pairing intricate fingerpicking and explorative chords with expressive themes and rhapsodic delivery. NPR's Bob Boilen: "I've never seen anyone play guitar quite the way Marian McLaughlin does, or sing the patterns she sings."

>MFC Chicken
– Solid Gravy LP (Dirty Water)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Are you desperate to hear garage rock & roll taken back to its roots? If so, then you most definitely ready for that indescribable, unstoppable Chicken sound.

– 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
– Rock ‘N Roll Holiday: Live In Atlanta [Reissue/1995] LP (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Recorded in 1994 in Atlanta, this recording captures Oblivians at their crudest/rudest best.

– The Juke That Sat By The Door LP+MP3 (Chunklet)
One day at Chunklet HQ, we hit up Obnox mastermind Bim Thomas (Bassholes, TMIBH, Puffy Aereolas) and asked if he ever wanted to release something under our moniker to keep it in mind. Thinking nothing other than our love of his work on 12xU and countless other labels, we went about our day. Six weeks later,
The Juke That Sat By The Door which is stuffed to the gills with Nox jams, arrived at our door. This glorious 12" EP is yet another celebration of the ceaseless creative mind that Thomas has been unleashing from Columbus, OH since the ‘90s. Bim went back to the basement and knocked out pop gem after pop gem.
– A Different Class [Reissue/1995] LP (Plain)
Different Class was the fifth album by Pulp and their commercial breakthrough. The album went to #1 in the UK album charts in 1995 at the height of the Britpop wave with the track "Common People" reaching #2 on the UK singles chart. HQ-180gm.
>Redd Kross
– Neurotica [Reissue/1987] LP (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Originally released on Big Time in 1987,
Neurotica is Redd Kross at their artistic peak and there are those (lots of those) who consider it to be one of the definitive records of the ‘80s. The album is loud, melodic, boisterous (in the best way) genuinely inspired and completely unrelenting head-banging pop.
>So What
– What You Do To Me 7" (Grazer)
San Francisco's mutton-chopped rockers So What 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.

>The Sluts
– 12" Of Sluts [Reissue/1982] 12" (Jeth-row)
Originally released in 1982 on Spread-um Records "New Orleans forgotten legends that started around 1979... a classic example of glue sniffin' rancid thug punk... an album like this sloppy 12-inch monster (divided into side fuck and side you) in these days of collegiate elevator musak is an object to cherish as much as the Dead Sea Scrolls."

>Surf Teens
– Surf Mania [Reissue/1963] LP (Bacchus)
The Surf Teens were from the central coast town of Atascadero, CA and at the time consisted of Jeff Hammond (16 y/o, lead guitar), John Hammon (13 y/o, drums), Greg Smith (16 y/o, rhythm guitar), and Tony Johnson (20 y/o, bass).

>David Vandervelde
– Shadow Sides LP (Park The Van)
"Shadow Sides caps a six year hiatus that found Vandervelde losing friend, mentor, and frequent collaborator Jay Bennett (of Wilco), troubled with addiction, and on the wrong end of a five year marriage (foreshadowing of the latter is a major theme throughout the album). Picking up where two well-received records laid, Vandervelde stands longing, selfish, stuck with his back to any darkness – a willfully bright ignorance complement to the bright reverb brought on by his use of analog edit-free mixes." – Tiny Mix Tapes

– Vradiazei LP (Pesanta Folk)
"The realization that the darkest days are yet to come inspired us to abandon the use of electricity in our music. We express the anguish of the past, the desperation of the present, and the uncertainty of the future without it. When the world is left in ruin our sound will echo in the empty streets."

– Sunchaser LP (Dais)
NYC post-punk outfit You. may have a heart that beats for Detroit (vocalist and founding member Trever Millay and synth/drum programmer Brad Taormina both hail from there), but the soul of their music stretches far beyond the Midwest. You.’s music up to this point has always pitted its more reflective elements against the austerity of electronics, not so much as to create a warm sound as to invite the listener in as respite from the cold.
Sunchaser refines those qualities, almost to the point of reinvention.
– Zammuto LP (Temporary Residence)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Following the dissolution of his groundbreaking collage-pop duo, the Books, Zammuto rebounded with an eponymous debut album submerged in transitional anxiety and audio effects designed to intentionally obscure the very humanistic qualities that marked Nick Zammuto's best work in the Books. The arrangements here have more space, the songs are more dynamic, and the vocals are delivered with a confident intimacy that is almost alarmingly beautiful (the collaborations with the enchanting Daniela Gesundheit of Canadian indie-pop duo Snowblink are particularly transcendent).
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R.E.M. – Unplugged 1991 2xLP (Rhino)
R.E.M. – Unplugged 2001 2xLP (Rhino)
Originally released as a limited-edition 4xLP RSD 2014 release, R.E.M.'s
Unplugged is now available as two individual double-LP sets.
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Jimmy Eat World – Clarity [Reissue] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
Jimmy Eat World – Static Prevails [Reissue] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
Audiophile color vinyl repress featuring bonus tracks.
500mg – Receiver I b/w Receiver II 7" (Drawing Room)
Michael Gibbons of monolithic sounds-great-on-any-substance rockers Bardo Pond channels his inner Fripp & Eno on these two tracks of loner sounds akin to the strange paths forged by Deuter, Sandy Bull, and even Neil Young. It's stripped down American komische folk raga if you can even call it that. Fuzzed buzzed blissed goodness for all ears.

– Gold: Greatest Hits [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Polydor)
Limited double HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing of this spectacular 1992 collection from the Swedish pop quartet. With sales in excess of 28 million copies, it is the best-selling ABBA album as well as one of the best-selling albums worldwide. Includes all the greats including "Dancing Queen," "Fernando," "Waterloo," "Take A Chance On Me," "Thank You For The Music" and many others.

– Civil War Fantasy [Reissue/1998] LP (Valley King)
Altamont – Our Darling [Reissue/2001] LP (Valley King)
Altamont was comprised of Dale Crover (Melvins), Joey Osbourne (Acid King), and Dan Southwick. Originally released on Frank Kozik's Man's Ruin label on CD, these remastered versions are pressed in an edition of 500 copies with picture disc art by Alan Forbes.

Daniel Bachman
– Grey-Black-Green [2011] LP (Feeding Tube)
First vinyl pressing of this 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.
Bang! Bros.
– 12/12/12 LP (Feeding Tube)
Mark Johnson and Adam Foam (Whitehaus, Hunnie Bunnies, Peace Loving) invent a sorely-needed new free jazz instrument: the drum machine. Instead of stuffing their mouths with too many horns, they use their faces and fingers to punch on too many electronic buttons like Cecil Taylor with his fingers in a wall socket. Pauses, whirs, percussion avalanches amd whizbang punch lines with real punch in them.

Bardo Pond
– Without A Doubt b/w Heaven II 7" (Drawing Room)
As a creative musical outfit for over twenty years now, Bardo Pond's lysergic sonic sound is both mythical and legendary. From earth to space and back again, each of their projections to the astral plane is a new leap into uncharted psychedelic territory, and every trip is always heavy, very heavy.

Beach Slang
- Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? LP (Dead Broke)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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

James Brown
– Get On Up: The James Brown Story OST 2xLP (UMe)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Features studio and standout live versions of many of Brown's top soul/funk hits - from his first, 1956's "Please Please Please" to "Out Of Sight," "I Got You (I Feel Good)," "Try Me," "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," "It's A Man's Man's Man's World," and "Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine." Also included are two previously unreleased concert recordings heard in the new film.

– Monster Movie [Reissue/1969] LP (Mute)
Can – Soundtracks [Reissue/1970] LP Mute)
Can – Tago Mago [Reissue/1971] 2xLP (Mute)
Can – Ege Bamyasi [Reissue/1972] LP (Mute)
The legendary krautrock band's first four albums are (officially) back in print on vinyl.

Christina Carter
- Character Study 12" (Drawing Room)
Character Study is comprised of two smoldering sidelong tracks, titled "Survival" and "Salvation," which finds Carter (Charalambides) furthering her expansive work in song. The compositions are built with transfixing electric slide-guitar, dancing tambourine, shivering bells and sparse, foreboding effects.
– Decimation Blues LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Over a lengthy run with the Castanets, songwriter/bandleader/sole constant member Raymond Raposa has always tucked his traditional folk dirges and country-tinged indie rock songs into the outer fringes of experimental sound.

Cocteau Twins
– Heaven Or Las Vegas [Reissue/1990] LP+MP3 (4AD)
HQ-180g vinyl reissue of the Scottish rock group's sixth album, cut from the HD masters. "BNR" [10.0] – Pitchfork

Colour Me Wednesday
– Shut 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Colour Me Wednesday is a DIY indiepop band from Uxbridge, UK. Their debut 7" Shut is their left-wing-feminist-pop-punk-meets-C86 sound at its absolute best. Watermelon pink vinyl.

Control Unit
– Bloody Language 7" (Backwards)
Three new tracks by Silvia Kastel and Ninni Morgia that reconnect the duo the tradition of rock &
roll in all facets (psychedelia, industrial, punk, no wave). Silkscreened jacket.

Crown The Empire
– Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways LP (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Texan metalcore band.

Culpepper's Orchard
– Culpepper's Orchard [Reissue/1971] LP (Shadoks)
Vinyl reissue of quite possibly the best Danish underground album from Denmark, recorded in 1971. Culpepper's Orchard was inspired by West Coast bands such as The Byrds, and Crosby, Sills Nash & Young. A superb combination of heavy progressive and folk stylings, the album also has its very own identity and haunting songs.

– Crushed Pleats b/w Divisions Of Labour 7" (Fat Possum)
Dralms is a Vancouver, BC quartetled by songwriter Christopher Smith. Their music is the soundtrack of the quiet hours of a hot summer night, Smith's soft, sultry vocals intertwining thick and heavy bass and synth lines. Half sweaty, underground club, half dream-like euphoria.

Eleven Twenty-Nine
- A Tithe To Hell 12" (Drawing Room)
The second album from the enigmatic Eleven Twenty-Nine (Tom Carter and Mac Orleans on guitars and Michael Evans on drums) — masters of incendiary free rock, drawing on lineage that includes but is definitely not limited to Charalambides, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, and God Is My Co-Pilot.

Free Action Inc.
– Plays Eddie Korche Rock & Blues [Reissue/1970] LP (Ams)
The main characteristic of this album is its groove that emerges from each of its 12 tracks, some of them sounding like a perfect accompaniment to a car chase typical of some police movie of those years. The real protagonist here is the Hammond organ, dosed in a huge quantity in every song, both as a leading than a backing instrument: Hammond and guitar often exchange their roles, while drums and bass guitar offer a solid rhythmic ground.

Golden Pelicans
– Golden Pelicans 12" (Total Punk)
Eight blasts of raging riff heavy punk action clocking in at just over 14 minutes.

– Ibis [Reissue/1975] LP (Ams)
The eponymous third and last album by the Genoese band Ibis closes a fast but exciting artistic journey which leads some of the original New Trolls musicians, Nico Di Palo in particular, towards paths parallel to the ones of their previous group. Born after the New Trolls split in 1973, Ibis released two albums in two years with different musicians, but always pushed by the tireless Di Palo. (Yellow vinyl.)

Jack Ruby
– Jack Ruby (Volume Two) LP+MP3 (Feeding Tube)
A bizarrely shaped piece of the pre-punk/free-form puzzle that was Jack Ruby.

Jimmy Eat World
– Clarity [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
Audiophile color vinyl repress featuring bonus tracks.

Elton John
– The Very Best Of Elton John [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Mercury)
HQ-180gm pressing of this 1990 European hits collection from the pop superstar. Features all of his biggest hits including "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Daniel," "Sad Songs Say So Much," "Sacrifice," "Bennie And The Jets," "Crocodile Rock" and many others.
King Star Echo - Caro-A-Go-Go [Reissue/1966] LP (Go Ape!)
Vinyl reissue of classic Hong Kong surf instrumental and garage rock masterpiece. If you are into top shelf weirdo exotica with a hint of psychedelia and distorted guitars, much in the vein of the Simla Beat records,
Cambodian Rocks and the Thai Beat A Go-Go series, then this rocker is for you.
– Crazy Nights [Reissue/1987] LP (UMe)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP repressing of Kiss's 1987 album, released to coincide with the band's 40th Anniversary, remastered to high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio for maximum fidelity.

- The First Recordings LP+DVD (Krokodil Records)
An album containing the first ever recordings by this Swiss heavy kraut/progessive band from the late '60s, released for the first time on HQ-180gm vinyl. Includes a DVD documentary outlining how the band gave birth to the Swiss prog rock scene.

La Revelateur
– Extreme Events LP (Root Strata)
A post-modern/retro-futuristic collection of tracks reveling in rhythmic asymmetry and warped sonics.

Latte E Miele
- Papillon [Reissue/1973] LP (Ams)
A trio born within the prolific prog scene of Genoa,Latte E Miele debuted with a full-length in 1972, a concept album centered on the Gospel According To Matthew,
Passio Secundum Mattheum. Due to the three-piece configuration and the strong classical component of their music, the comparison with the better-known Emerson, Lake & Palmer is almost immediate. (Red vinyl.)
Lightnin' Slim
– Rooster Blues [Reissue/1960] LP (Rumble)
Lightnin' Slim – Bell Ringer [Reissue/1965] LP (Rumble)
Vinyl reissue of 1965 album from Louisiana bluesman, originally released on the Excello label.
- Industriale Illuminato LP (Hospital Productions)
Inspired by Deconstructionism and an overriding sense of anxiety,
Industriale Illuminato revolves around the dislocated narrative of album opener "Boneblack," a dense and evocative fade into shadowy realms inspired by composer Giacinto Scelsi and the enigmatic mind-tricks of Alain Resnais' Last Year At Marienbad. "Petra Marina" sees Lussuria use real drum sounds alongside electronic ones for the first time, layered through with odd, foreboding drones constructed out of handmade Japanese music boxes, feedback manipulation and mangled tape loops which together sound like an industrial, shadowy counterpart to the hazy nostalgia of Boards Of Canada.
Male Gaze
– Cliffs Of Madness b/w Think Twice 7" (Mt. St. Mtn.)
A trifecta of bad vibes: sheets of fuzz, feedback peeking out the corners, and a B+ Ian Curtis impression dress these diet pill pop tunes in your favorite sweater from 1996.

Morbid Angel
– Gateway To Annihilation [Reissue/2000] LP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of the sixth studio album by the veteran death metal band.

Jason Mraz
– Yes! 2xLP+CD (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter who brought you hits like "I'm Yours" and "I Won't Give Up" is back with his first album since his 2012's
Love Is A Four Letter Word. For Yes! Mraz collaborated with Los Angeles-based folk-rock group Raining Jane.
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 variants 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.
– Come On Die Young [Reissue/1999] 4xLP (Chemikal Underground)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Deluxe edition of Mogwai's 1999 album expanded with over two hours of bonus material. "Mogwai's second album, released in 1999, gets a reissue with a bounty of bonus material that includes demos and the
Travels In Constants EP. On Come On Die Young, Mogwai went about becoming the most sullen, brooding post-rock band they could possibly be." [BNR 8.3] – Pitchfork
Ennio Morricone
- Il Gatto A Nove Code LP (Ams/Cinevox)
Il Gatto A Nove Code (The Cat O 'Nine Tails), filmed in 1971, is the second film by Dario Argento, a horror thriller still distant from his horror works for which he will later become famous on an international level.
Never Knows
– Ink LP (Sleep Genius)
San Francisco artist Never Knows' first full-length album
Ink is a reminder that the nightclub is a site for rituals best performed in the dark. Murky beats and shimmering washes of overdriven analog synths become warm through heartfelt purpose. Lyrics explore themes of personal and political loss and failure with resonant emotional weight.
– The Key [Reissue/2000] LP (Earache)
Remastered vinyl edition – death metal from the Earache vault.

– Arktika 2xLP+MP3 (Oblique)
Vinyl-only live album recorded earlier this year in St. Petersburg, Russia. Four vinyl editions were pressed: clear, cream, orange, and black.

– Kingfisher LP (Topshelf)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the New Jersey emo band.

Lou Reed
– Early Lou: Tre-Velvet Underground Recordings 2xLP (Andy)
A very special release of pre-Velvet Underground recordings from Lou Reed, 1958-1965.

– Unplugged 1991 2xLP (Rhino)
R.E.M. – Unplugged 2001 2xLP (Rhino)
Originally released as a limited-edition 4xLP RSD 2014 release, R.E.M.'s
Unplugged is now available as two individual double-LP sets.
Leon Russell
– Life Journey LP (UMe)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Legendary American singer and pianist Leon Russell has entertained the world for five decades, getting his start as an in-demand Wrecking Crew session player and playing on hundreds of hit records before he began releasing his own albums in 1967. Leon Russell's latest studio album features newly-written, original songs and Russell's turns on some of his favorite classics.

– Unikuva [Reissue/1974] LP (Shadoks)
Session was a Finnish rock band founded in 1970. They played typical experimental rock common in the '70s, but they added their own touch of creativity in the music and while the majority of the lyrics were in Finnish, it stands out compared to most progressive rock bands.

Sick Thoughts
– Coming Over 7" (Going Underground)
There's a few Sick Thoughts records out, but this is a shining star. Sure, it sounds and looks similar to the Reatards... do you need a college degree and an iPhone to figure that out?

Sinoia Caves
– Beyond The Black Rainbow LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
Vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos'
Beyond The Black Rainbow blends seamlessly amongst its influences; Tangerine Dream, Wendy Carlos, and of course John Carpenter. Created by Jeremy Schmidt, a disciple of the long-form cosmic synthesizer soundscape, and member of Canadian psych/prog-spiritual pioneers Black Mountain.
The Stevens
– EP 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Six-song debut of Flying Nun influenced indie band from Melbourne. "The Stevens' loneliness and ambulation lasts six songs and 13 minutes, and the band works fast, quick to set forth and resolve or not resolve their melodic tendencies, quick to betray early Chills and Television Personalities as primary influences." – The Bigtakeover

– Two Hundred Grand b/w Showering With Wine 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Sunshine is a five piece Vancouver indie-pop band. Their music is defined by bright fuzzy guitars and breathy reverb-heavy vocals, recalling bands like Kids On A Crime Spree and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

Nikki Sudden & Rowland S. Howard
- Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc [Reissue/1987] LP (Numero)
1987 collaboration with former Birthday Party guitarist Rowland S. Howard. Howard's sinister guitar flourishes and malevolent lyrical motifs lead Sudden's paisley-clad disposition into murkier waters, drudging the same sludge inhabited by The Gun Club and Nick Cave's Bad Seeds. Unhinged slide guitars, noise and primal drumming draw up demented pacts forged in the blood of Southern Gothic swamp stomp and Depression-era devotionals - tales of lovers and demons split between the vocal transmissions of the two minds behind this goth-steeped, blues-punk essential.

– The Radio Tisdas Sessions [2001] 2xLP (Modern Classics)
Since breaking through to a global audience, Tinariwen's music has taken them around the world and been championed by artists as diverse as Robert Plant, Brian Eno, Thom Yorke, and TV On The Radio. 2001's
The Radio Tisdas Sessions marks the point at which the band first made strides to global acclaim. Gard guitar licks and wild rhythms color their spare, dust-beaten music.
Total Control
– Typical System LP (Iron Lung)
Total Control emerged from Australia's dynamic punk scene in '08, releasing a succession of 7"s that developed from an aggressive post-punk band sound to studio forays into electronic forms from minimal wave to house. Received an 8.0 from Pitchfork.

– The Ultimate Incantation [Reissue/1992] LP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of a Polish death metal classic.

- The Demolished Man LP (DKA)
Straddling the fine lines between classic synth-pop, industrial, and R&B, Valis manage to fuse their influences into a whole that is far greater than the sum of its parts, and
The Demolished Man is no exception to this rule.
Various Artists
- Justice Dub: Rare Dubs From Justice Records 1975-1977 LP (Jamaican Recordings)
A collection of dub cuts from legendary Jamaican producer Bunny "Striker" Lee from the Justice label era circa 1975-1977.

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.