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for the week of 25 NOVEMBER 2014...
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>Sun Kil Moon
>eluvium
>Mike McCready
all have new 10" releases on Cameron Crowe's Vinyl Film label this week!
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This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
Naïm Amor
– Hear The Walls LP (Fort Lowell)
Naïm Amor, French born songwriter and composer, is based in Tucson, AZ, and emphasizes a worldly finesse in his new album
Hear The Walls. Exploring a strong sense of tradition with an innovative approach, the album focuses on the landscape of guitar, string ensemble and vocals.
Author & Punisher
– Drone Machines [2010] 2xLP (Seventh Rule)
Equally informed by industrial, noise, ambient, punk and doom... Both conceptually and execution-wise." -- Decibel Magazine

Bingers
– Gonna Get You 7" (Tall Pat)
Two guitars, drums, whoa-oh-ohs, and oo-la-lahs.

Sir Richard Bishop/Bill Orcutt
– Road Stories (Kali) LP (Unrock)
Split release from two of the finest American guitar wranglers out there. While Bill Orcutt, "re-inventor of the blues," falls from abstraction into acoustic hardcore serenade on his four-string guitar, the Kali-inspired Sir Richard Bishop improvises elegantly and calmly through a feverish 17-minute variation of "Zurvan."

The Bite
– Right Down Your Alley LP (Bcore)
The Bite return with an orchestra of our best moments, the karaoke of our cavalry, the riffs that turn us into Pavlov poodles, crazy. They make us wag our tails, ask for beer, snap our fingers, leave, hug simple and beautiful things.

Black Veil Brides
– Black Veil Brides CD (Republic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the emo rockers.
Black Veil Brides was produced by studio legend Bob Rock, known for producing some of rock's most successful albums including ones from Metallica and Mötley Crüe.
Glenn Branca
– The Ascension [Reissue/1981] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Vinyl LP reissue of this 1981 album from the avant-garde guitarist.
The Ascension is a colossal achievement. After touring much of 1980 with an all-star band featuring four guitarists (Branca, fellow composers Ned Sublette and David Rosenbloom, and future Sonic Youth member Lee Ranaldo) along with Jeffrey Glenn on bass and Stephan Wischerth on drums, Branca took his war-torn group into a studio in Hell's Kitchen to record five incendiary compositions.
Clifford Brown
– Memorial Album [Reissue/1956] LP (Blue Note)
Influential jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown's
Memorial Album is reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
Carcass
– Surgical Steel/Surplus Steel CD (Nuclear Blast)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. When
Surgical Steel was released late last year, there were several alternate versions released around the world with bonus tracks. This updated version captures all of those tracks in one release.
The Cats
– Relax On Everyone LP (Def Lep Rex)
"Steeped in the kind of splintered '90s indie rock filigree that comes with triangulation between Philly college radio/WPRB saturation, a sideline in Jersey Shore pop punk regionalism … [and] raspy female vocals in the Peppermint Patty vein," says Doug Mosurock of Still Single. "The lack of polish across all tracks here works to their advantage … as this five-piece crawls and scrapes their way through two sides of hooky, tire-kicking material, jumping carelessly between budget studio and noisy four-track."

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
– Nocturama [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Mute)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Mute)
HQ-180gm UK import-only vinyl reissues now available. (A large batch of domestic Nick Cave vinyl reissues are due to be reissued throughout December.)

Cherie Cherie
– Share LP (Gilgongo)
The Arizona desert heat melts the more heavy moments of Mazzy Star down into a warm bath of ‘60s psych and folk, shoegaze in a pure and accidental form. RIYL: Velvet Underground, Jesus And Mary Chain, Low.

Ornette Coleman
– New York Is Now! [Reissue/1968] LP (Blue Note)
Originally released in 1968,
New York Is Now! by jazz saxophonist, Ornette Coleman, is reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
Joan Colomo
- La Filia I La Fobia LP (Bmusic)
Guitar, synthesizers, cries and whispers, sheer distortion, and resonant, electronic flourishes.

The Cramps
– Smell Of Female [Reissue/1983] LP (Vengeance)
The Cramps – A Date With Elvis [Reissue/1986] LP (Vengeance)
The Cramps – RockinnReelininAucklandNewZealandXXX [Reissue/1987] LP (Vengeance)
The Cramps – Stay Sick [Reissue/1989] LP (Vengeance)
The Cramps – Look Mom No Head [Reissue/1991] LP (Vengeance)
The Cramps – Big Beat From Badsville [Reissue/1997] LP (Vengeance)
The Cramps – Fiends From Dope Island [Reissue/2003] LP (Vengeance)
Recently reissued on CD – now back in print on vinyl. The Cramps was an American punk band, formed in 1976 and disbanded 2009. Their line-up rotated much over their existence, with the husband and wife duo of lead singer Lux Interior and lead guitarist Poison Ivy as the only permanent members.

Cuello
– Modo Eterno LP (Bcore)
Noisy power-pop from Spain.

Death To Tyrants
– Untitled 7" (Tor Johnson)
These consummate scientists return after six years of silence.

Diamond District
- March On Washington LP (Mello)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In 2009, DMV-based hip-hop artists Oddisee, yU and Uptown XO came together to create
In The Ruff, their studio debut as supergroup Diamond District. Now, five years later, the collaborators pick up where they left off. Sophomore full-length March On Washington is a collection of 13 original jams, and features one additional bonus track. Aptly-named debut single "First Step" ignited listener anticipation for the set, which features no guest appearances and is produced entirely by Oddisee.
Diarrhea Planet
– Aliens In The Outfield 12" (Infinity Cat)
Diarrhea Planet's
Aliens In The Outfield EP features a reworked version of their Adult Swim 2014 Singles Series contribution "Spooners," live favorite and crowd-surfing tribute "Heat Wave," and three new songs in anticipation of their upcoming 2015 album.
Dream Theater
– Awake [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Brookvale)
Dream Theater – Falling Into Infinity [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Brookvale)
Remastered double-LP pressings in gatefold sleeves.

Bob Dylan And The Band
– The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 3xLP (Sony Legacy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Triple-LP set featuring 38 highlights from Dylan"s legendary 1967 sessions with The Band, compiled from meticulously restored original tapes. Includes exclusive 12x12" booklet with extensive liner notes and rare photographs.

Steve Earle
– Train A Comin' [1995] LP (Plain)
Steve Earle – I Feel Alright [Reissue/1996] LP (Plain)
For
Train A Comin' Steve returned to basics on this all acoustic record with help from Peter Rowan, Norman Blake, Roy Huskey, and Emmylou Harris. The album finds Steve mixing some of his older material written decades before such as "Mercenary Song," with choice covers of the Beatles "I'm Looking Through You," Townes Van Zandt's "Tecumseh Valley" and The Melodians reggae classic "Rivers Of Babylon". I Feel Alright balances his country, acoustic music roots seamlessly with his rock side perfectly. This is one of the crown jewels in Steve's long and still ongoing recording career and it includes many highlights including "Feel Alright," "The Unrepentant," "CCKMP" and a great duet with Lucinda Williams on the album closing track "You're Still Standin' There." HQ-180gm.
Electric Six
– Human Zoo LP (Metropolis)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The concept of the
Human Zoo has existed in art and literature for centuries, thus Electric Six recognizes and accepts it is not breaking new conceptual ground by naming its tenth studio album Human Zoo. From the opening track, ''Karate Lips,'' the album takes the listener into a teenage karate tournament for girls as refereed by Def Leppard.
JD Emmanuel
– Echoes From Ancient Caves [Reissue/1981] LP (Black Sweat)
Vinyl reissue of 1981 opus from the electronic wizard.
Echoes From Ancient Caves reflects extensively on the poetics of the cyclic and tantric sound investigated by other pioneers such as Terry Riley and La Monte Young.
Exodus
– Blood In, Blood Out LP (Nuclear Blast)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Tenth studio album from the veteran thrash metal band

James Fella
– Weak Left Input LP (Gilgongo)
Meandering/overlapping electronics, guitar and tape noise. Over an hour of material ranging from regurgitated drone to shimmering ambiance recorded directly to tape. Recorded and released on cassette in 2009, and as a CD in early 2014. RIYL: Total, early Growing or Emeralds, Dead C, etc.

Robert Lester Folsom
– Ode To A Rainy Day: Archives 1972-1975 LP (Anthology Recordings)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Anthology Recordings is proud to announce the reissue of Robert Lester Folsom's extraordinary 1976 album
Music And Dreams. To commemorate this repress Anthology label head Keith Abrahamsson worked closely with Alan Lomax Archive's Executive Director Don Fleming to compile a retrospective album of Folsom's early reel-to-reel recordings entitled Ode To A Rainy Day: Archives 1972-1975. Too young to be drafted, Robert Lester Folsom spent the ‘60s growing up in Adel, Georgia, a small town nearer to Florida's northern border than anything resembling rock & roll. Convincing a friend to go in on a Sears reel-to-reel tape recorder, Folsom would write and record a wealth of material in the early ‘70s which make up the backbone of Ode To A Rainy Day: Archives 1972-1975. Ostensibly more homemade, if not entirely "outsider", Ode showcases impeccable songwriting across light folk, downer pop and woodshed country tropes. The beauty of this archival album lies in its tracking of the seasons, how each song feels like a different time of year.
Girl Talk
– Secret Diary [2002] LP (Illegal Art)
Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Girl Talk's first release, Illegal Art presents a limited edition picture disc version of
Secret Diary. "Secret Diary has more in common with the glitch/electro sound of Kid606 and Aphex Twin than the DJ-friendly pop styles Girl Talk exhibits today." - Pop Bunker
Terence Hannum
– Via Negativa LP (Utech Recordings)
Via Negativa is the first solo album for Utech Records by visual artist and Locrian member, Terence Hannum. Incorporating voice and organ, Hannum creates a world where time slows and sound is reduced to the steady pulse of the universe. "Via Negativa" is Latin for "negative path." It is a means of distillation. A way of describing something by saying what it is not. You might say that ambient music is the music of subtraction subtract the melody, subtract the harmony, subtract the rhythm.
Lee Hazlewood
- There's A Dream I've Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966-1971 8xLP+4xCD+DVD (Light In The Attic)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. This landmark box set is the ultimate artifact for Lee Hazlewood heads new and old contains a lavishly packaged, expansive 172-page LP sized hard cover book. But every good book deserves a soundtrack and in this case it comes in the form of a four CD anthology of the LHI label, along with the never-before-released 1970 film
Cowboy In Sweden on DVD. A Deluxe Edition of the box set containing all of the above housed in a cloth-bound clamshell box (gold foil stamped and featuring a debossed silhouette of Lee) with reproductions of LHI-era artifacts including press photos and a reproduction plane ticket used by Hazlewood back in '70. But for the deluxe version the true icing on the cake is three DVD data discs which include just about every 45 single and every LP ever released on LHI - in both WAV and MP3 formats, along with cover and label art. At around 17 albums and 72 singles (totaling 305 songs!), that's a whole lot of Lee.
Hollow Mountain
– Hollow Mountain 7" (Tall Pat)
"Started as a scrappy punk passion project, now lurching towards a decidedly heavier, vintage metal sound." -- Chicago Tribune

Insidious Process/Contorture
- Insidious Process/Contorture [Split] 7" (Bcore)
Pissed and raw as f**k noisy crust punk.

Iron Maiden
– Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son [Reissue/1986] LP (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son [Reissue/1988] LP (Sanctuary)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues now available.

Ariel Kalma
– Open Like A Flute [Reissue/1983] 2xLP (+MP3t)
Vinyl reissue of 1983 album -- Indian ragas mixed with embroidered electronic textures on which flute and sax explore the most secret archetypal elements of nature.

Kyle Kinane
– Whiskey Icarus [2013] LP (Comedy Central)
In his first hour-long Comedy Central album, Kyle Kinane contemplates the existence of God, and the true meaning of being delivered an unsliced pizza. This album is full with all sorts of extra Kyle. So buy this limited edition vinyl of
Whiskey Icarus, because you deserve it.
KMFDM
– Our Time Will Come LP (Metropolis)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. KMFDM has always been able to bend the lines between techno innovation, punk snarl, and metal aggression, and now dance beats and crunching guitars will carry you through the manifesto that is
Our Time Will Come.
Krigskontrast/Skiplickers
- Krigskontrast/Skiplickers [Split] 7" (Bcore)
Pure crust/dbeat.

Ladder Devils
– Clean Hands LP (Brutal Panda)
Philadelphia, PA noise rock quartet Ladder Devils make their long awaited return with
Clean Hands, the first proper full-length for the band. Featuring former members of hardcore heroes The Minor Times, the group previously released a series of EPs and splits with Helms Alee, Kowloon Walled City and Fight Amp, leading up to the recording of this album. With tighter songwriting and cleaner production, the band mix the punk urgency of Nirvana with the sonic experimentation of The Pixies to create a sound that is all their own. Fans of post-hardcore, noise rock, grunge and loud indie rock will surely embrace the rattling sounds of Ladder Devils. "Ladder Devils straddle the line between Unsane and hardcore-isms, but they are on their own trip."—Noisey/Vice
Larkin Poe
– Kin LP (RH Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album from Atlanta-based sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell.
Kin was produced by Chris Seefried (Fitz And The Tantrums, Lana Del Rey) in Los Angeles and Damien Lewis (Rihanna, Rita Ora) in Atlanta.
Little Big Town
– Pain Killer LP (Capitol Nashville)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sixth studio album from the Grammy-winning country group, featuring the single "Day Drinking."

Joe Lovano
– Quartets: Live At The Village Vanguard [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Blue Note)
Originally released in 1995, Joe Lovano's
Quartets: Live At The Village Vanguard was named ‘Jazz Album Of The Year' by readers of Downbeat Magazine.
Madee
– Age Of Ruin 7" (Bcore)
Madee have become bullies, as well as sound literally. Clearly emo rock in the end.

El Mahdy Jr.
– Spirit Of F**ked Up Places LP (Boomarm Nation)
El Mahdy Jr. and his family fled the brutal Civil war of his native Algeria in the ‘90s, relocating to Turkey. Upon returning years later to Algeria, Mahdy worked as a French-Arabic translator in Algeria and later in Burkina Faso. Sick in bed with malaria, he began to paint sonic pictures of his travels in exile; digitally decoding a hazy trance-induced melting of his native Algerian music, Turkish folk, the furious polyrhythms of West Africa, and his love of slow, low-slung rap beats.

Mary Monday & The Bitches
- I Gave My Punk Jacket To Rickie 7" (HoZac)
Former stripper Mary Monday had a life shrouded in mystery, and conflicting reports in the historic documentation as to the band and Mary's origins are still baffling punkologists to this day, including her mysterious death a few years after this single's release. A classic piece of ‘70s SF punk history, as well as one of the most memorable singles of the era that sadly slipped through the cracks.

Misantropic/Eaten Raw
- Misantropic/Eaten Raw [Split] LP (Halfabrikat)
A hardcore holocaust.

Mitski
– Bury Me At Make Out Creek LP+MP3 (Double Double Whammy)
The classically trained vocalist and pop songwriter's new record recalls the work of Angel Olsen and Mount Eerie, combined with the power pop energy of contemporaries, Swearin
ʼ and Radiator Hospital. Praised by Stereogum for her vocal prowess and "walloping guitars" in latest single, "Townie," Mitski has already grabbed the attention of a growing audience in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY and on tour with label-mates LVL UP and Frankie Cosmos. Pressed on white vinyl.
The Monochrome Set
– Eligible Bachelors [Reissue/1982] LP (Optic Nerve)
The third Monochrome Set album is one of the classic, undiscovered albums of the early '80s. Witty, eloquent, sophisticated pop. Expanded with two bonus tracks and pressed on color vinyl.

Lee Morgan
– The Sidewinder [Reissue/1963] LP (Blue Note)
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in 1963,
The Sidewinder by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan was a runaway hit that reached number 25 on the Billboard chart. The title track, now a jazz standard, is one of the most influential recordings in soul jazz. All five tracks were written by Morgan and the album features respected tenor saxophonist, Joe Henderson.
Don Murrow
- Souffrances Et Extases Du Jeune Amour LP (Flannel Graph)
This collection, whose title translates as "The Sufferings And Ecstasies Of Young Love", is full of euphoric uppers and depressing downers that float across genres as Muro lets his young emotions flow through catchy garage rockers to smooth AM gold ballads to arena-ready prog pop anthems to the analog synthesizer compositions for which he is best known. While comparisons could be made to anyone from The Zombies to Todd Rundgren to Carole King to Pilot to Elton John to Boston, the voice and direction throughout is distinctively Don Muro, who wrote, performed and recorded every note on the record.

Negative Scanner
– Negative Scanner 7" (Tall Pat)
Raucous but tight post-punk a bit in the vein of early Sleater-Kinney.

The New Basement Tapes
– Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes 2xLP+MP3 (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is a music event 47 years in the making. It's an historic album project from five of music's finest artists -- Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) -- in unique collaboration with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan. Produced by project creator T Bone Burnett, the album was recorded in March 2014 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, where the artists and Burnett convened for two weeks to write and create music for a treasure trove of long-lost lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan in 1967 during the period that generated the recording of the legendary Basement Tapes. The collective completed and recorded dozens of songs, the first 20 of which appear on this album.
NOFX
– Punk In Drublic [Reissue/1994] LP+CD (Epitaph)
20
th Anniversary vinyl reissue of NOFX's second album. Includes full album on CD.
Passiv Dodshjalp/Idiot Ikon
- Passiv Dodshjalp/Idiot Ikon [Split] LP (Halfabrikat)
Passiv Dodshjalp/Achilles - Passiv Dodshjalp/Achilles [Split] LP (Halfabrikat)
Crustcore vs. crust/punk.

Ann Peebles
– Part Time Love [Reissue/1971] CD (Fat Possum)
Vinyl Reissue of the great second album by the soul singer. Peebles was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the seventh child of eleven. As a child she began singing in the choir of her father's church and with the family's group, the Peebles Choir, who regularly opened shows for gospel stars including Mahalia Jackson and the Soul Stirrers featuring Sam Cooke. She was also influenced by R&B performers, including Muddy Waters, Mary Wells and Aretha Franklin.

Prince
– ART OFFICIAL AGE 2xLP (WB)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. While it plays like a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed, and performed by the Man In Purple,
ART OFFICIAL AGE is also a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk.
Prince & 3rdeyegirl
– Plectrumelectrum LP (WB)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Plectrumelectrum is a classic band record, with 3rdeyegirl – a funk band comprised of Prince, Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass). Recorded live and in analog, the album is an electrifying funk-rock statement. Many of the tracks were performed live on the "Hit & Run" tours of the UK earlier this year - incendiary performances in a series of historic venues - which led The Guardian to declare ''These are performances by one of the greatest funk-rock bands ever.''
Rancid
– Let's Go [Reissue/1994] LP+CD (Epitaph)
20
th Anniversary vinyl reissue of Rancid's fifth album. Includes full album on CD.
The Raspberry Bulbs
– Privacy LP (Blackest Ever Black)
Songs of excoriating intensity once again form the basis of the work -- the no-frills 4-track recording capturing all the violence and nuance of del Rio's vocals, of the dual guitar rapport, and the machine-gun rhythm section -- but this time they're interspersed w/ eerie electronic miniatures, instrumental pieces that suggest unseen worlds, malign enemies, forces beyond out comprehension and control.

Rolling Stones
– From The Vault: Hampton Coliseum (Live In 1981) 3xLP+DVD (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Rolling Stones American Tour in 1981 was the most successful tour of that year taking a then record $50 million dollars in ticket sales. The tour was in support of the critically and commercially successful
Tattoo You album. There were fifty dates on the tour which ran from Philadelphia at the end of September through to Hampton, Virginia on the 18th and 19th of December. The show on December 18th, which was also Keith Richards birthday, was the first ever music concert to be broadcast on television as a pay-per-view event. The footage has now been carefully restored with remixed/remastered audio by Bob Clearmountain for this first official release of the show.
Secret Pyramid
– The Silent March [2011] LP (Students Of Decay)
Originally released in 2011 on cassette,
The Silent March is the precursor to 2013's Movements Of Night and can be viewed as something of a mission statement for Amir Abbey's skyriding Secret Pyramid project. Critics have compared the Secret Pyramid sound to the more blasted entries in the Popul Vuh catalog and to Flying Saucer Attack's cherished fuzz devotionals, and indeed Abbey's reverb-drenched song forms and titanic edifices of drone do feel at times as though they've been cut from the same cloth.
Sin 34
– Do You Feel Safe? [Reissue/1983] LP (Sinister Torch)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Formed in the wake of the first wave of L.A. punk, Sin 34 epitomized the Southern California hardcore scene at the time. Fast, defiant thrash; one part suburban teenage rebellion, one part crass satire, all held together by a thread of reckless adventuring.

Sloath
– Deep Mountain LP (Riot Season)
Behind the filthy power chords (redolent at times of Harvey Milk or Melvins), the overblown scut of Les Rallizes Denudes or Mainliner, and the state-altering sonics a la Bardo Pond, a mud-scuffed classic rock sensibility informs the songs and their structures.

Son Of A Gun
– No Bread 7" (Tall Pat)
Garage punk from Chicago.

Stale Phish
– Rock ‘n' Roll Revert 7" (Tall Pat)
Brings to mind the classic skate punk energy and fun of bands like JFA, Drunk Injuns, and The Faction.

Sungod
– Sungod LP (Holodeck)
Five expansive tracks that condense decades into seconds and centuries into minutes. Michael Sharp and Braden Balentine, who record out of their home studio with a rotating cast of like-minded musicians from Austin, incorporate an ever-broadening inventory of influences; methodical arrangements and layers of meditative repetition hearken back to '70s krautrock, while polyrhythmic drums and arpeggiated synthesizers propel the procession forward in harmony with acoustically-oriented pieces.

Sun Ra And His Astro-Infinity Arkestra
– Sign Of The Myth LP+MP3 (Roaratorio)
One of the early ‘70s lost Impulse recordings available for the first time. Recorded during the
Pathways To Unknown Worlds sessions (Impulse 1972), it shares that album's emphasis on guided improvisation. With constantly shifting palette of Moog textures, Sun Ra tosses off a dazzling array of ideas, supported by the usual Arkestra stalwarts; in particular bassist Ronnie Boykins and drummer Clifford Jarvis shine, giving shape and solidity to the pieces.
Tallesen
– Stills Lit Through LP (Software)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A hallucinatory experience rife with echoes of Autechre's corporal maneuver.

Telegrama
– Chica Del Metro 7" (Bcore)
A great hymn of Barcelona's urban pop.

Tenacious D
– Pick Of Destiny [Reissue/2006] LP+MP3 (Epic)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing includes digital download and one previously unreleased song.

Torn Hawk
– Let's Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time LP (Mexican Summer)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. It's difficult to neatly categorize Luke Wyatt's genre-refracting productions. The nuts and bolts are built from live guitar, drum machines, junky synths, and layers of samples which are smeared into a cohesive whole. His guitar moves between the meditations of Manuel Gottsching, the jangle-grid of The Chameleons, and the saturation of Medicine. Throw in the melodrama of a sax on a Don Henley hit, and you get a better idea of his playfully sincere sensibility.

Otto A. Totland
– Pino LP (Sonic Pieces)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. The recognizable continuation of Totland's compositions will attract fans of Deaf Center, and the cinematic and classical components of his solo work will hold sway for those familiar with Harold Budd or Dustin O'Halloran.

Various Artists
– A Distant Invitation: Street & Ceremonial Recordings LP (Sublime Frequencies)
A hallucinogenic splatter-drift audio meltdown through the streets and back alleys of Southeast Asia. Field recordings, radio segments, street musicians and gorgeous ambience.

Various Artists
- The Travelling Archive: Folk Music From Bengal (Field Recordings From Bangladesh, India And The Bengali Diaspora) LP (Sublime Frequencies)
The Travelling Archive is a journey through the folk music of Bengal. It is run by Calcutta-based Bengali singer, writer and researcher, Moushumi Bhowmik, and sound recordist and sound designer, Sukanta Majumdar. They have been making field recordings of songs and stories across Bangladesh and eastern India, even the Bengali diaspora in East London, since 2003; documenting and disseminating their research through archives, presentation-performances, art works, and their own independent record label and web site.
Velvet Acid Christ
– Subconscious Landscapes LP (Metropolis)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. VAC's 16th studio album calls on influences such as Juno Reactor, Massive Attack, and Delerium.

Warning Light
– XXXI CD (Stickfigure)
A rapid-fire collection of Krautrock inspired electronic music.
XXXI still ebbs with ambience, but more importantly it flows. It is an album of movement and rhythm, somewhere between synthetic soundtracks and motorik electronica.
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)
– Tell ‘Em I'm Gone LP (Legacy/Sony)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Tell 'Em I'm Gone is the first new Yusuf album to be released since 2009's acclaimed Roadsinger. Recorded all over the world, including Los Angeles, Dubai, Brussels, and London, the album features 10 brand-new studio recordings, including five originals and five carefully-chosen cover songs. Tell 'Em I'm Gone features musical contributions from Richard Thompson, blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite, singer/songwriter Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Tuareg group Tinariwen, and guitarist Matt Sweeney. The album was produced by Yusuf, with Rick Rubin also producing select tracks.
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Bruce Springsteen – The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 8xLP (Sony Legacy)
Boxed set comprised of remastered editions of the first seven albums recorded and released by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia Records between 1973 and 1984. All of the albums are newly remastered (five for the first time ever on CD) and all seven are also making their remastered debut on vinyl:
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973), The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle (1973), Born To Run (1975), Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978), The River (1980), Nebraska (1982), Born In The U.S.A. (1984).
This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
>Allo Darlin'
– We Come From The Same Place LP+MP3 (Slumberland)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The third full-length recording from the much loved Anglo-Australian four-piece is made up of smart, beautiful pop music, with lyrics that resonate with experience and melodies that chime, echo and soar.

>Alraune
- The Process of Self-Immolation LP (Gilead Media)
Alraune is a Nashville-based occult black-metal quartet. "An absolute beast of a recording. The band's take on occult black metal stylings draw from the Scandinavian masters, the French introverts, and their own depraved visions, singlehandedly creating a new standard for USBM to strive towards." – Pitchfork

>Angels & Airwaves
– Love Albums Part I & II 4xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
Angels & Airwaves' 2010 and 2011 albums are available for the first time on (pink) vinyl.

>Bad Axe
– Coachman b/w Poor Man, Run 7" (Permanent)
As garage faded, psych imploded and rock n roll took its bloated FM dominance to arenas nationwide, there were scores of bands that sought to ingest those Zep/Sabbath/Deep Purple/Blue Cheer moves and make them their own rally cry. Call it a second wave of "garage bands" but this time the music was more fitted for dark, hazy wood paneled basements with the requisite hi-fis, joints and cheap beers stolen from dad. These kids just outta high school, rejecting AM pop and the idealism of their hippie older siblings, set out to make their own way in the dystopian ‘70s.

>Band In Heaven
– The Boys Of Summer Sam 7" (HoZac)
Two direct hits of skull-softening Middle-Eastern tinged space rock destined to drain the fluids from your ears, while seductively stealing your valuable organs for the black market.

>Travis Barker/Yelawolf
– Psycho White [2012] LP (LaSalle)
Following on the success of 2012's collaborative EP between Travis Barker and Yelawolf,
Psycho White is now available for the first time ever on vinyl.
>Basement Jaxx
– The Singles [2005] 2xLP (XL)
First time on vinyl. This collection spans everything from the proto punk garage of early hit "Flylife" to the Motown monster that is "Good Luck," taking in worldwide smashes like "Red Alert," "Where's Your Head At" and more.

>Belly
– Star [Reissue/1993] LP (Plain)
HQ-180gm reissue of Belly's debut (originally released on 4AD in 1993).

>Blanche Blanch Blanche
– Hints To Pilgrims LP (OSR)
A collection of concise, spare arrangements -- typically either limited to piano and bass or guitar and bass. RIYL: Kevin Ayers, Royal Trux, Parquet Courts, Syd Barrett.

>The Blind Shake
– Breakfast of Failures LP (Goner)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Minneapolis three-piece The Blind Shake crafts dense, massive locomotive music—powerful sounds with the ability to careen through one cinematic, post-apocalyptic chase scene after another. "The Blind Shake is at once spacey, primitive futuristic, and brutal: a kind of backyard extraterrestrial minimal surf-punk party. One guitar, one baritone guitar, a f**kload of reverb, and a drummer who deserves an Olympic medal." —SF Weekly

>The Bloodhounds
– Let Loose LP (Alive)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. The Bloodhounds play blues/R&B rock & roll with a fresh, edgy, almost punk edge, and add a hint of a Latin groove to the mix. Though founded on an electric sound they also dig the old jug band style of playing. Picking up cheap acoustic guitars, turning ordinary household items into instruments and constructing a traditional washtub-broomstick bass, they often busk in the streets of downtown Los Angeles to the delight of large crowds.

>Bratmobile
– Pottymouth [Reissue/1993] LP (Kill Rock Stars)
Pink vinyl reissue of 1993 album. Along with Bikini Kill, Bratmobile spearheaded the riot grrrl revolution of the early ‘90s.

>Connections
– 5 Imaginary Boys 7" (HoZac)
Combines five glimpses into the Connections' melodically off-kilter yet always honest and bitter world, taking perfectly strung-out pop to another level of sardonic simplicity in each burst after bleeding burst.

>Crayon
– Brick Factory [Reissue/1994] LP+MP3 (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
20th anniversary reissue with download including 21 bonus songs. Crayon took the burgeoning sound of twee pop and added punk elements, sounding something like a cross between UK indiepop bands like the Pastels and more abrasive American bands like Unwound.

>Dada Plan
– A Dada Plan Is Free LP (Kingfisher Bluez)
"Dada Plan emerge from the picturesque Great Bear Rainforest in Vancouver with their blend of trip-hop, orchestral noise polluted, synth storm rock."—Creem Magazine. "
A Dada Plan Is Free sounds like '80s outsider pop, with retro drum-machine programming and synth sounds from [Matt] Krysko's Roland Juno-60, but it's no pale homage. There is a deeper meaning at work here, a haunting, dystopian tinge to its chill metropolitan grooves inspired by Brian Eno and Robert Wyatt"—The Georgia Straight
>Dream Salon
– Soft Stab LP+MP3 (Sweet Rot/Dragnet)
If you've been paying attention to the NW rock underground of the past decade or so, you're likely familiar with the names Min Yee, Matthew Ford and Craig Chambers who have collectively played in bands like Evening Meetings, A Frames, Intelligence, Le Sang Song, Factums, Yves/Son/Ace, etc.

>Electric Eels
– Accident 7" (HoZac)
Another devastating chunk of festering Midwest protopunk from these scurrilous sub-creatures of Ohio's rich musical history. Two more cauterizing cuts of whiplash thug rock your thin plane of existence just might not survive without.

>Enema Syringe
– Upshutlenvolte 7" (Fragment Factory)
Three previously unreleased tracks from 1987, recorded in Örebro, Sweden. Raw and primitive staccato electronics with Kai Parviainen's specific touch of utter insanity.

>England's Glory
– City Of Fun 7" (HoZac)
England's Glory is the first performing band lead by UK songwriter Peter Perrett, later known across the world for his work w/the critically acclaimed Only Ones. Sounding nothing like anything else from the era, this 1971 single soars through the highs and lows of the real heartbeat of 1970s rock & roll, sounding startlingly modern even 40 years later.

>Father Yod & The Spirit Of '76
– Kohoutek LP (Drag City)
Kohoutek was the first spontaneous release that was made into a record, credited to Father Yod & The Spirit Of 76. Released in 1973, the year of Kohoutek, when the immanent arrival of the big comet spawned a new round of cosmic consciousness in the media and with people all over the planet. The two sides of Kohoutek are a special jam that passes through tranquility to exultation, a tapping of the passing flame in the skies and a greeting from Father to the messenger and bearer of such awesome gifts. Very pure.
>F**k Knights
– A Taste Of Puke 7" (Go Ape!)
12 minutes of intoxicating psychedelic garage punk.

>Ruth Garbus
– Joule EP 7" (OSR)
The former Happy Birthday member is joined by Kyle Thomas (King Tuff) and Chris Weisman on her new single. Previous albums on Autumn and Burger. RIYL: tUnEyArDs, White Fence, Jessica Pratt, Sharon Van Etten.

>Gatecreeper
– Gatecreeper LP (King Of The Monsters)
Thick, punishing, bone-rattling death metal like the legendary bands of the late ‘80s into the mid-'90s played it.
Gatecreeper is a riff-heavy ode to times past, and a glimpse of our bleak future, captured on wax. For fans of: Entombed, Bolt Thrower, and Dismember.
>M. Geddes Gengras
- Collected Works Vol. 2: New Process Music LP (Umor Rex)
New Process Music represents a major aesthetic shift, fusing the long-form modular compositions Geddes had been exploring on a bevy of small-run cassette releases with a new obsession with post-production editing to create a deeply tuned aural environment, lush analog electronics that are gritty along the edges, with rich textures and melodies materializing and wafting away like smoke. Opaque cyan vinyl.
>Steve Gunn
- Boerum Palace [Reissue/2009] LP+MP3 (Three Lobed)
Boerum Palace is Steve Gunn's second album, originally released in 2009 and is now available as a limited 140gm purple/white color vinyl pressing with insert and download code. Gunn will release a collaborative album with The Black Twig Pickers on Thrill Jockey February 2015.
>Holögrama
– Waves LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
Holögrama is the recording project of Fancisco Borja, an electronic musician from Granade, Spain. After self-releasing a slew of online albums, EPs and hand-made CDRs,
Waves marks his debut to the vinyl format. Borja performs and records the majority of everything himself, using synths, drum machines and whatever odds and ends he can scrape together to orchestrate Holögrama's sound. Think Rev and Vega, but with a more positive, hopeful vibe tinged with a whisper of melancholy.
>Patterson Hood
– Killers And Stars [Reissue/2004] LP+MP3 (New West)
Reissue of the Drive-By Trucker's frontman's solo album from 2004, available for the first time on vinyl. HQ-180gm including new liner notes from Patterson.

>Horse Lords
– Hidden Cities LP (NNA Tapes)
Over the two years since their critically acclaimed self-titled debut, Horse Lords have become fixtures on the American DIY scene, touring with Matmos, Guerilla Toss, and Guardian Alien, and playing festivals such as Hopscotch, NXNE, and Fields Fest. Recorded and mixed by Chris Freeland (Wye Oak, Lower Dens), on
Hidden Cities Horse Lords square the circle, making music that is alternately tight and loose, real-time risky and process oriented, reconciling the sweaty force of a killer basement show with the icy precision of conservatory training.
>Ice Choir
– Pure Holiday 7" (Cascine)
One of two singles produced for the 2014 holiday season and the first release since his debut album,
Afar. Each track, wrapped in a glistening synth pop package, surrounds themes of caring for one another and connectedness. All proceeds from this recording will be donated to Coalition For The Homeless.
>Impalers
- Psychedelic Snutskallar LP (540 Records)
Peerless d-beat, a work of art.

>Eiko Ishibashi
– Car & Freezer LP (Drag City)
The sound of
Car & Freezer has a swinging openness, with looser, rolling rhythms that suit the mood of exploration and the sense of introspection that are so much a part of Eiko's songs. The band's (Jim O'Rourke, Toshiaki Sudo, Hatano Atsuko and Yamamoto Tatsuhisa) expertly precise playing is contrasted by their intuitive choices within the songs, which are seized upon by Eiko for mood and color.
>Ken Jennings
– She's My Rushmore 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Three new songs of thrashy emo punk from the suburbs of Vancouver's DIY scene.

>Sharon Jones
– Just Another Christmas Song b/w Big Bulbs 7" (Daptone)
Perhaps it is "just another Christmas song," but with a groove like this it's hard to say we don't need it.

>Jukebox The Ghost
– Jukebox The Ghost LP (Yep Roc)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On the follow-up to its critically acclaimed album
Safe Travels, Jukebox The Ghost is at it again with a new collection of the band's signature brand of infectious pop songs.
>Landmarks
– Landmarks LP (Walk-In)
Landmarks is a Chicago-based five piece with a psychedelic, atmospheric, shoegaze sound, recommended for fans of Deerhunter, Real Estate and War On Drugs.

>Lesser Key
– Lesser Key LP (Sumerian)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl (two pressings: one plum, one clear). Debut album from Lesser Key, featuring founding Tool bassist, Paul D'Amour.

>Lewis
– Romantic Times [Reissue/1985] LP+MP3 (Light In The Attic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sourced soon after the re-release of
L'Amour, Romantic Times is the 1985 follow-up - a familiar blond posing on the sleeve, a familiar, tortured voice pouring his heart out over languid synths and synthetic waltz beats.
>Lovac
– The Fish & The Fist 10" (Soleilmoon)
With their new 10" EP, Swedish band Lovac return to explore desolate places far beyond the familiar and comfortable.
The Fish & The Fist follows their 2010 debut Apes Of A Cold God with a new goth-tronic sound lifted aloft by Anders Carlsson's baritone and Erica Li's pure alto voices, and carried further with the inventive compositions and mixing of Andreas Catjar and Martin Krall.
>Lusitania
– Lusitania LP (King Of The Monsters)
Deviant and terrorizing black metal featuring members of Gay Kiss, Dealing, Sacred Flowers, and Detached Objects.

>The Luxembourg Signal
– The Luxembourg Signal LP+MP3 (Shelflife)
10-track album from former members of Aberdeen, Fonda and Trembling Blue Stars of perfect pop songs, vintage shoegaze roots, and dark, noisy explorations. Features guest appearances by Dale Crover (Melvins) and John Girgus (Aberdeen).

>Mamiffer
- Statu Nascendi LP (Sige)
Mamiffer is Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner (ISIS, Old Man Gloom, Jodis) - the two people behind Sige records. The band has collaborated with Locrian, Circle, and Merzbow. Statu Nascendi features ethereal washes of guitar, organ, tape loops of field recordings, and Coloccia's hypnotic vocals.

>Margot & The Nuclear So And So's
– Tell Me More About Evil LP+DVD (Mariel Recording Co.)
Margot & Nuclear So And So's new companion piece to this year's
Slingshot To Heaven is a soundtrack to the 16mm film that was released with Slingshot in April. Shot on ten reels of Kodak film, Tell Me More About Evil is a visual, alternate version of the album consisting of stripped down performances and acoustic field recordings.
>Medicine
– Home Everywhere CD (Captured Tracks)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. During this past year Brad Laner, Elizabeth Thompson and Jim Goodall eschewed the ‘90s nostalgia touring circuit trod by their peers and instead dug deep to bring you
Home Everywhere: a collection of new songs created with a gaze that is omnidirectional. An answer to no other band, movement or genre (don't be lazy, you). An ambitious work that could be no one else but said three lifer music weirdies in full inspiration mode.
>Mobb Deep
– Hell On Earth [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Get On Down)
By the time Mobb Deep hit with their third album
Hell On Earth - they were solidified street legends. Coming off the critically acclaimed The Infamous, Havoc and Prodigy hit the lab and came back with a soundtrack that is fitting to its title.
>No Doubt
– Tragic Kingdom [Reissue/1994] LP (Trauma)
Tragic Kingdom was No Doubt's third studio album, and was the final album to feature original keyboardist Eric Stefani, who left in 1994.
>The Ocean Blue
– Waterworks [2004] LP+MP3 (Shelflife)
Reissue of The Ocean Blue's 2004 EP, remastered and expanded with three additional songs, two of which have never been released.
Waterworks is an eclectic mix of songs showcasing David Schelzel and Oed Ronne's keen ability to craft ‘60s inspired pop music. The EP also includes collaborations with Jim Ruiz and Allen Clapp.
>Only Wolf
– Chemicals LP (Kingfisher Bluez)
Taking his name from a terrifying encounter with a pack of hungry wolves, Sean Parker's debut album as Only Wolf is a sprawling, late night drive of a record, that feels precise, organic and infinitely spaced out. Growing up between Canada, Spain, and the French Alps, he took in the natural sounds of the countryside -- crashing waves, clinking cowbells and creaking trees -- and armed with an MPC1000 drum machine and a guitar, distilled it into a sound that feels natural and otherworldly at the same time. Triple-color splatter vinyl.

>Pink Avalanche
– The Luminous Heart Of Nowhere LP+MP3 (Past/Futures)
Sophomore release from members of Atombombpocketknife, Poison Arrows, Brokeback, and Chatty Cathy.
The Luminous Heart Of Nowhere might evoke a sense of an ethereal void, but its music is firmly rooted in Midwestern underground rock. The band's driving, bold melodic sound hearkens to that of myriad Midwestern noisemakers like Rodan, Arcwelder and Naked Raygun.
>Joshua Rainhorn/Paulinho & Beatriz
- Wine & Cigarettes b/w Voce Tem 7" (Drag City)
Volume Three of the
Fred Armisen Presents Hometown Heroes series from Drag City. Joshua Rainhorn's imagery evoked a world of old wine bars and coffee-stained book covers. Honkytonk music and worn out shoes. Elusive, mysterious lovers. Paulinho & Beatriz hail from Brazil and experiment with jazz and traditional Brazilian music.
>Restorations
– LP3 CD (Side One Dummy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Restorations' third album in four years marks a quick progression from its emo and pop-punk roots to the gruff and grandiose heartland rock that always hovered in the background. Think of the punks raised on Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, if you must — The Gaslight Anthem, The Hold Steady, Constantines — but LP3 is more reminiscent of when the late-'90s emo band Chamberlain." – NPR

>Rhyton
– Kykeon LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Rhyton is the Brooklyn based trio of Dave Shuford (D. Charles Speer And The Helix, No Neck Blues Band), Jimy SeiTang (Stygian Stride) and Rob Smith (Pigeons) Rhyton take ancestral forms, instrumentation and scales, primarily sourced from Middle Eastern and Greek traditions, and incorporate them into the context of scorching improvised rock.

>Rollins
– Life Time [Reissue/1987] LP+MP3 (2.13.61)
Vinyl reissue of Rollins' debut full-length, originally released in 1987. Includes download for the nine original album songs plus five tracks recorded live in Kortrijk, Belgium on October 16, 1987.

>Saint Saviour
– In The Seams LP (Surface Area)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Becky Jones aka Saint Saviour is the former lead singer with The RGBs and fronted and co-wrote the singles on Groove Armada's Grammy nominated album
Black Light. Collaborating on this album with Bill Ryder-Jones (The Coral), it is a marked departure from her 2012 debut Uncut - stripping back and laying bare the beautiful song-craft of an artist clearly in her prime. The result is a selection of twelve delicate and heart-felt, folk-infused tracks woven into In The Seams - full of lush strings, softly plucked guitars and tender vocals.
>Sha La Das
– Sha La Da La La (Christmas Time) 7" (Daptone)
You may recognize their doo-wop tinged harmonies from such smash records as Charles Bradley's
Victim Of Love.
>Swans
– Filth [Reissue/193] LP (Young God)
Vinyl reissue of Swans' debut album. Michael Gira says: "Here's some music I was listening to at the time: Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, The Stooges, Brian Eno, Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, DNA, The Contortions, Glenn Branca, Black Flag, early Pink Floyd, This Heat, Kraftwerk, The Germs, Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Public Image Ltd., SPK… "

>Sylvie Simmons
– Sylvie LP (Light In The Attic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album by esteemed writer and Leonard Cohen biographer. Like Devendra Banhart says, this is "a gem of an album, fragile and fearless, direct and poetic, timeless and absolutely beautiful. Like Rosalie Sorrels meets the Only Ones." Or Isobel Campbell on a lost desert night, maybe, with only the moon and a ukulele for company.

>Sqürl
– EP3 12" (ATP Recordings)
Picture-disc. Atmospheric heavy drones of surreally epic horror-country. "Part drone-rock, part metal, part blissful stoner fatigue." - Pitchfork

>Strength Of Materials
– Occam's Depilatory 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Debut single for Vancouver's Strenght Of Materials. Fronted by Ford Pier (D.O.A., Neko Case), this unique string quartet sounds like Mark E. Smith gone orchestral. Weird, yelping dissonance, precise soaring melody, and pop-culture-curmudgeon lyrics.

>Teenage Girl Fantasy
– Thermal 12" (Break World Records)
Tracing threads from their previous deconstructed dancefloor works into thrilling new directions, the
Thermal EP features four new songs: two instrumentals that showcase the duo's sensual and intuitive way with texture, and two prime-time vocal tracks featuring the new queen of underground Korean R&B, Hoody and rising NYC recording artist Lafawndah.
>Thievery Corporation
– Corporate Game [Reissue/2004] 4xLP (ESL)
Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation [Reissue/2008] 3xLP (ESL)
Thievery Corporation – Corporate Game [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (ESL)
The last batch of Thievery Corporation vinyl reissues, bringing their entire LP back-catalogue back in print on the format.

>Timmy's Organism
– Singles & Unreleased Tracks 2xLP (HoZac)
This cranium-swelling double-LP set features Timmy's best tracks from numerous 7" releases on Sacred Bones, Goner, Bat Shit, Douchemaster, and more, along with unreleased tracks from his deep vault of garishly nightmarish goodies you've still not laid ears upon. His music spans a spectrum of deranged styles, from the intimidating and visceral to the rivetingly morose.

>Too $hort
– Born To Mack [Reissue/1987] LP (Plain)
HQ-180 vinyl reissue of the rapper's 1987 album.

>Various Artists
– Charred Remains 2xLP (Radio Raheem)
In the annals of early ‘80s American hardcore, no compilation holds more seminal weight than
Charred Remains. Initially released in 1982 on cassette through Bob Moore's Version Sound label and available in limited supply, the release served the world the first earfuls of such groundbreaking and legendary bands such as Hüsker Dü, Die Kreuzen, Void, Violent Apathy, Toxic Reasons, Articles Of Faith, Rebel Truth, Personality Crisis, and Sin 34.
>Vladislav Delay
– Visa LP (Rapatti)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Sasu Ripatti is one of electronic music's most prolific and eclectic producers. Throughout the last two decades Ripatti has explored every imaginable genre with over 20 albums under aliases such as Luomo and Sistol. A classically trained percussionist, the Finnish native has also performed as a part of the Moritz Von Oswald Trio and his own Vladislav Delay Quartet. He returns now under his Vladislav Delay moniker with a uniquely inspired album.
Visa is Ripatti's first foray into ambient music in over ten years, yet it is not simply passive background music. Rather it is an active entity, a soundscape built from textured layers of evocative industrial noises and dream-like melodic loops.
>Chris Weisman
– Monet In The ‘90s LP+MP3 (OSR)
New solo album from the former member of Happy Birthday (the short-lived and long-loved Sub Pop outfit). An oppositional spectrum spanning from "pop"-simplicity tropisms and cannabinoidal rock theatrics to the kind of mystical harmonic complexity and radical engineering that would never fly in HB. RIYL: Robyn Hitchcock, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joni Mitchell, King Tuff.

>Hartley C. White
– This Is Not What You Expect LP+MP3 (OSR)
A collection of material recorded from 1984-2009. Hartley is the progenitor of a style of music he calls Whopazootic, which he has described as "a non-classical music utilizing a broken rhythm." RIYL: 10CC, Sly & The Family Stone, Willis Earl Beal, Ariel Pink.

>Wildbirds & Peacedrums
– Rhythm CD (Leaf)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Wildbirds & Peacedrums return with their first record in four years; lean, hungry and defiant. In stripping back to their roots—drums and voice—they have discovered an unblinking directness, a taut muscularity honed from years of intensive live performance.

>XTRMST
– XTRMST LP+CD (Dim Mak)
Assembled by Jade Puget and Davey Havok of AFI, XTRMST represents and embodies the unwavering passion and fury of the modern straight edge movement.

>YaHoWa13
- Savage Sons Of Yahowa [Reissue/1974] LP (Drag City)
Musically, YaHoWa13 go it on their own, with Octavius, Sunflower, Djinn, and Rhythm collaborating with Electron, who supplies powerful lead vocals. The guttural nature of Electron's vocal sound may recall the name of Beefheart to some, and Electron is occupying the same unconsciousness, free in the communal slipstream, with less blues and more country gospel in his soul.

>Adrian Younge
– Black Dynamite [OST/2009] LP (Linear Labs)
The first official release from multi-instrumentalist/composer/arranger/producer Adrian Younge,
Black Dynamite [OST] was the meticulously crafted sonic accompaniment to the 2009 Michael Jai White comedy. The title is now being reissued as a limited edition picture disc on Younge's own Linear Labs imprint.
>Zeds Dead
– Somewhere Else LP (Mad Decent)
Having already established themselves as one of the most versatile and ambitious act around, DC and Hooks break new sonic territory with eight tracks that that cover a wide spectrum of electronic music. Joining the Toronto duo on the record is Twin Shadow for the house anthem "Lost You." Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Ferrell makes an appearance closing track "Blink."

>John Zorn
– Song Project Vinyl Singles Edition 6x7" (Tzadik)
Including music originally written for Naked City, Masada, The Dreamers, a variety of film soundtracks and more,
The Song Project is a retrospective of some of Zorn's most lyrical compositions from the past 30 years. Features the voices of Mike Patton, Jesse Harris, and Sofia Rei. Limited edition box set of six vinyl 45RPM singles with a 32pg book filled with photos and lyrics.
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Bedhead
– WhatFunLifeWas [Reissue/1993] LP (Numero)
– Beheadd [Reissue/1996] LP (Numero)
– Transaction De Novo [Reissue/1998] LP (Numero)
HQ-180gm vinyl represses of the Texas slow-core pioneers only three albums.
Cannonball Adderly Sextet – In New York: Recorded Live At The Village Vanguard [Reissue/1962] LP (Concord Music Group)
An exceedingly excellent live date from the legendary Village Vanguard, In New York captures the recording debut of the Adderley Sextet and finds Cannonball gliding through seven tunes with swinging ease on alto saxophone. Joined by brother Nat on cornet, and the versatile Yusef Lateef on tenor, flute, and oboe, Cannonball and his crew turn in what All About Jazz calls "perhaps the single most indispensable recording by the Adderley Brothers."

Alberich
– NATO-Uniformen 2xLP (Hospital Productions)
This gatefold double LP set is a redacted version of Alberich's indomitable, spirit-crushing opus,
NATO-Uniformen, cut from 30 tracks in the original eight-cassette box (limited to 50 copies) to 19 tracks on this version, edited in 2014 for the Trans Industrial Assembly in NYC. Originally deployed in 2010, its bombed-out luster has become a firm favorite of everyone from Blackest Ever Black's Kiran Sande to Endangered Species' Vereker. Between the bludgeoned doom techno of "Skysweeper," the shell-strewn darkwave scenes of "Man Is Ready" and the Carpenter-esque adrenalizer, "Immortality Is No Consolation for Death," Alberich finds a very specific line through heavy electronics, synth zones, and dread techno, and holds it to the last with a shell-shocked, eviscerated aesthetic most unlike any other.
Jorn Aleskjaer
- I'm So Glad I Spent This Day With You LP (Sounds Familyre)
Aleskjaer's musical scope stretches from Todd Rundgren-like pop-soul to Beach Boys '70s harmony escapades, often Dennis Wilson-esque songs and performances.

Andersen/Pleym Group
- Have Your Own Feeling, Have Your Own Way [Reissue/1971] 2xLP (Mayfair Music)
Official reissue of rare Norwegian private press psych LP.

Iggy Azalea
– The New Classic 2xLP (Def-Jam)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album by the Australian rapper. Azalea would be the first to admit that she's something of an outsider in the world of rap. As a white girl from rural Australia, raised in the small New South Wales town of Mullumbimby (population: 3,000), how could she not be? It's appropriate that she's risen to the status of one of the most promising new MCs in an era when hip-hop has never been more open to artists from a diversity of backgrounds.

Balmorhea
– Heir 7"+MP3 (Western Vinyl)
Two new songs on color vinyl. "Heir I" starts things off slowly with a Wurlitzer's somber tremolo and some gently propulsive electric bass, soon joined by vibes and a soaring violin melody.

Bedhead
– WhatFunLifeWas [Reissue/1993] LP (Numero)
Bedhead – Beheadd [Reissue/1996] LP (Numero)
Bedhead – Transaction De Novo [Reissue/1998] LP (Numero)
HQ-180gm vinyl represses of the Texas slow-core pioneers only three albums.

Boris
– The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked LP (Taiga)
Fourth and final installment in the series includes a slipcase intended to house all four LPs in
The Chronicle. Makes use of the raw, unsettling drone elements that are their trademark.
Cannibal
– Cannibal LP (Primary Information)
A disorienting tour de force of the lower forms of music. Guided by a collective deftness for derailment, Destroy All Monster's Cary Loren, Cameron Jamie, and the Belgian minister of exploitation Dennis Tyfus hallucinate fifteen tracks of erratic electronics, deranged and incantatory narration, harmonica, jaw harp, dollar-bin records, found poetry, vocal sound techniques, etc. Silkscreened jacket.

Christina Carter
– Masque Feminine [2008] LP+MP3 (Root Strata)
Vinyl reissue of 2008 album originally released as a CDR on Many Breaths. The co-founder of Charalambides has concentrated her most recent work on exploring extended improvisational guitar, with and without song-medley structures.

Rhys Chatham
– Reve Parisien LP (Primary Information)
Four new compositions performed live at Jacob Kassay's 2010 exhibition at Art: Concept in Paris, loosely functioning as an audio catalogue and soundtrack to the exhibition. Rhys Chatham abandoned the trumpet style he developed in the '90s for a non-distorted, less effects-driven sound that complements his minimalist compositions and free jazz training. Gatefold jacket with die-cut cover.

The Chicago Triangle
– Emergence LP (Permanent)
Previously unknown, Acid-Archives worthy, private press, basement hardrock/prog from mid-‘70s Chicago. "The Chicago Triangle is a flock of the rarest birds: a Latino hard rock quartet, emerging from Chicago's near-north side, and also harboring an arcane interest in the mysticism of the triangle. Although it was released in 1977, it could have been 1969, or 1989, or 2015… in any decade, it was destined for deepest obscurity, and is now of most profound interest." -- Rob Sevier, Numero Group

Coffinworm
– IV.I.VIII LP (The Flenser)
New release from the notorious Indianapolis-based blackened doom metal band. Far more complex and lacerating than anything the band has attempted thus far,
IV.I.VIII offers six tracks of pure, blackened, unholy doom metal terror that will serve as the soundtrack to the inevitable dark era soon to befall this feeble mortal coil. CD version due next week, November 18.
Co La
– Hegemony Of Delete LP (Primary Information)
Electronic music in dialogue with the real rhythms of work and leisure by Baltimore-based Matt Papich, whose six songs here are structurally digressive, rhythmically protean, and littered with distorting spatial impressions and musical non-sequiturs (the interjection of anonymous voices, ambient noise, dryly evocative samples, etc.), all of which contribute to
Hegemony Of Delete's sense of artifice. Yet the music never gets carried away with itself, mysteriously articulating its own obscure, fleeting circumstances, even as it shapes them—a delicately maintained feedback circuit, a relaxed conversation with a synthetic atmosphere.
Color Morale
– Hold On Pain Ends LP (Fearless)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Color Morale is a metalcore band from Rockford, Illinois.

Consumer Electronics
– Estuary English 2x12"+CD (Dirter Promotions)
The unlikely trio of aging renegade Philip Best (Whitehouse, Ramleh, Skullflower, etc.), hip US artist Sarah Froelich and producer/guru Russell Haswell unleash a set of new recordings. HQ-180 vinyl with CD.

Contact
– First Contact LP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
Contact is a new band featuring A.E. Paterra of Zombi and Majeure, and acclaimed film composer Paul Lawler.
First Contact blends ‘70s Pink Floyd sprawl, the nostalgic wonder of early ‘80s science documentaries, and John Carpenter's ‘80s sci-fi action films.
Crayon
– Brick Factory [Reissue/1994] LP+MP3 (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
20th anniversary reissue with download including 21 bonus songs. Crayon took the burgeoning sound of twee pop and added punk elements, sounding something like a cross between UK indiepop bands like the Pastels and more abrasive American bands like Unwound.

Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras
– Catholic LP (Dark Entries)
Vinyl issue of this lost opus of disco pioneer Patrick Cowley and Indoor Life vocalist Jorge Socarras, arranged and recorded by Cowley in his home studio, 1975-1979. Perhaps one of the most revolutionary and influential people in the canon of disco music, Cowley created his own brand of Hi-NRG dance music, "The San Francisco Sound."

Creedence Clearwater Revival
– The Complete Studio Albums 7xLP+MP3 (Back To Black)
Seven-LP box set brings together the legendary band's entire studio output in one comprehensive collection, all on HQ-180gm vinyl. The collection features all of the band's instantly recognizable hits, including "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Fortunate Son," "Who'll Stop the Rain," "Lookin' Out My Back Door," "Travelin' Band," and "Down On The Corner."

Dreamsalon
– Soft Stab LP (Dragnet)
Dreamsalon is a Seattle supergroup trio who began in 2012, rising from the ashes of the band Evening Meetings. Falling somewhere between post-garage and post-punk, they bring to mind bands like The Fall channeled through Pere Ubu and The Gun Club.

Empire
– Expensive Sound [Reissue/1981] LP (Drastic Plastic)
A major influence on the Washington DC hardcore and emo scene, from Bob "Derwood" Andrews and Mark Laff (Generation X). Available on HQ-200gm black and 150gm opaque red vinyl.

Finch
– Back To Oblivion LP (Razor & Tie)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In 2003, Finch took the post-hardcore world by storm with its gold-selling, debut record,
What It Is To Burn. In 2006, the band released their sophomore album, Say Hello To Sunshine. In 2013 (after a band hiatus), Finch reunited for a 10 Year Anniversary Tour of What It Is to Burn, playing the album from start to finish in venues all over the world. Back To Oblivion is there first new album in five years.
Flesh Lights
– Free Yourself LP (12xU)
Guitarist/vocalist Max Vandever and cousin Elissa Ussery (drums/vocals) migrated from San Antonio and began their assault on Austin's live music dumps in 2008 playing as a duo under ill-advised names including but not limited to Candle Shop & The Psychic Reader, Dead Leger, and Carousel Images. After poaching bassist/vocalist Jeremy Steen from an early lineup of The Gospel Trugh, the newly dubbed Flesh Lights, the trio quickly became a fixture on whatever you-got-songs-in-my-punk/you-got-punk-in-my-songs circuit that began to coalesce around the alleged live music capital.

Flipper
– Love [Reissue/2009] LP (Flipper)
Flipper – Fight (Live) [Reissue/2009] LP (Flipper)
Limited represses of two of the punk band's 2009 releases, now available on white vinyl and on clear vinyl, respectively.

Mike & Cara Gangloff
– Black Ribbon Of Death, Silver Thread Of Life LP (MIE)
Third in a series of loosely connected melodic investigations, featuring the far-reaching improvisation familiar from his work w/ the old-time string band Black Twig Pickers and the acoustic-drone outfit Pelt.

Yonatan Gat
– Iberian Passage LP (Joyful Noise)
Solo album from Monotonix guitarist. Inspired by African ensembles such as Orchestra Baobab, and the early work of Brazilian psychedelic experimentalists Os Mutantes, Gat blends his punk influences with the wild improvisational spirit of Miles Davis and Charles Mingus. White vinyl.

Grasshopper
– Dark Sabbath: Symbols Of Evil LP (Hausu Mountain)
Multi-instrumental sessions of overwhelming synth drone and feedback-soaked noise animated by the howling voices of live trumpet performances.
Dark Sabbath pushes Grasshopper's uncompromising live assault to new heights of doom-worshipping heaviness and tonal abstraction. Their unique strain of electro-acoustic performance is ripped to shreds in a tug-of-war between the contemporary classical, DIY noise, and free-jazz traditions.
Hideout
– Rookie LP (Thrill Me)
Hideout's inception began on the road. Made up of Gabriel Rodriguez (guitar/vocals) and Cory Stier (drums), the duo is longtime friends from San Diego who grew up playing in bands both together and separately. Now touring members of Cults and living on different coasts, Cory and Gabe took advantage of time on tour by writing music. Reminiscent of early Bowie,
Rookie is complete with gritty guitar loops and ethereal vocals singing tales of abduction and space travels.
Holögrama
– Waves LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
Holögrama is the recording project of Fancisco Borja, an electronic musician from Granade, Spain. Borja performs and records the majority of everything himself, using synths, drum machines and whatever odds and ends he can scrape together to orchestrate Holögrama 's sound. Think Rev & Vega, but with a more positive, hopeful vibe tinged with a whisper of melancholy.

John Lee Hooker
– Boogie Chillun [Reissue/1972] 2xLP (Fantasy)
Recorded live in November 1962 in San Francisco,
Boogie Chillun features Hooker performing solo in a laid-back, 'unplugged' mode. Employing a mixture of acoustic and electric sounds, Hooker treats the crowd to such classics as the titular "Boogie Chillun" and "Dimples" (retitled as "I Like to See You Walk") in an intimate setting.
Shin Joong Hyun
- Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974 2xLP (Light In The Attic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Inspired by jazz, soul, and traditional Korean music, Shin Joong Hyun started his career in the mid-1950s, performing for US troops stationed locally after the Korean War armistice of 1953. While his English language skills were limited, the young player had no trouble communicating through his trusty electric guitar, but Shin was no mere 6-string slinger for hire, he was able to communicate something far beyond your average professional musician.
Beautiful Rivers And Mountains is the first ever anthology outside Korea of legendary guitarist, arranger, songwriter and producer of mind-altering experimental pop, acid-folk, and extended psych funk jams. A musical trip existing somewhere between Motown, Hendrix, and the Velvet Underground.
Itasca
– Unmoored By The Wind LP (New Images)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from folk guitarist and songwriter Kayla Cohen aka Itasca. At once soft-spoken and virtuosic, Cohen's mesmerizing finger-picking lays gauzy groundwork for vocal work More than ever before, though, Cohen's confident singing is laid bare; vocals ride on top of arrangements, taking their rightful place in the forefront.

Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden
– Last Dance 2xLP (ECM)
Released late last spring on CD – now available on vinyl. Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden broaden the scope of their duo project to showcase jazz classics like Thelonious Monk's "Round Midnight" and Bud Powell's spritely "Dance Of The Infidels." Love songs, however, are to the fore in this selection, with tender versions of "My Old Flame," "My Ship," "It Might As Well Be Spring," "Everything Happens To Me," and "Every Time We Say Goodbye" as well as alternate takes of "Where Can I Go Without You" and "Goodbye," every bit as touching as the Jasmine renditions. HQ-180gm.

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
– Album [Reissue/1983] LP+MP3 (Blackheart)
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – Album [Reissue/1984] LP+MP3 (Blackheart)
Vinyl reissues of the iconic rocker's 1983 and 1984 albums. Accompanying download includes bonus tracks and enhanced material.

David Johansen
– David Johansen [Reissue/1978] LP (Drastic Plastic)
Vinyl reissue of the 1978 solo album from former lead singer of New York Dolls. Two pressings: HQ-200gm black and 150gm opaque blue vinyl.

Suzuki Junzo
– 7 LP (Nod And Smile)
Tokyo guitarist/songwriter/singer Suzuki Junzo's seventh album,
7, is a masterwork of guitar deconstruction, bleak blues and claustrophobic atmospherics. Known from his work with Miminokoto, 20 Guilders, Overhang Party and more, Junzo unleashes his desolate soul on this new LP.
Bruce Langhorn
– Hired Hand [Reissue/1971] LP (Scissor Tail)
Classic 1971 Peter Fonda film soundtrack from Dylan sideman and folk scene impresario Bruce Langhorn. It is a beautifully melancholy score performed with guitars, tonal effects, fiddle, banjo, sitar, and more that evokes high plains drifting, lonesome cowpokes. "It's The West seen as Purgatory, its characters endlessly moving on, but Langhorne conjures beauty from the pain." -- The Wire

Daniel Lanois
– Flesh And Machine LP (Anti)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Daniel Lanois is one of the most influential record producers of the modern era: the man who brought Bob Dylan back; longtime collaborator with Brian Eno, soundsculpting a series of mammoth releases for U2; and producer of breakthrough late-career albums by Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris. But before all that, Daniel Lanois was an experimental musician, recording his unique guitar voicings for groundbreaking albums with guys like Brian Eno and Jon Hassell, along the way helping to invent a genre called ambient music.

Legendary Wings
– Do You See LP (Dirtnap)
Alternating bursts of caffeinated punk-pop with mid-tempo jangly numbers, all served up raw and catchy as hell.

Le Mur
– In Tenebris LP (Sireena)
Dark, heavy trip rock with prog influences.

Logic
– Under Pressure 2xLP (Def Jam)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album from the Maryland-based rapper.
Under Pressure was executive-produced by No I.D., with production coming from Visionary Music Group's in-house producer 6ix and Logic himself. Other producers who contributed to the album include DJ Dahi, S1, M-Phazes, Kevin Randolph, DJ Khalil, Dun Deal, Alkebulan, Arthur McArthur, Tae Beast, Terrace Martin, Skhye Hutch, Rob Knox, Swiff D. Guests include Childish Gambino and Big Sean.
Lords Of The New Church
– Lords Of The New Church [Reissue/1982] LP (Drastic Plastic)
LOTNC's 1982 debut incorporated their punk roots while transitioning into a more polished gothic style with catchy hooks. The band included members of Dead Boys, The Damned, Sham 69, and The Barracudas. Pressed on HQ-200gm black and 150gm gold opaque vinyl.

Love And Rockets
– Express [Reissue/1986] LP (Drastic Plastic)
Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins deviated from Bauhaus' signature gothic sound and experimenting with pop and psychedelics. Two pressings: HQ-180gm black and 150gm opaque red vinyl.

Barbara Lynn
– Here Is Barbara [Reissue/1968] LP (Light In The Attic)
To be a woman singing your own blues and soul songs in 1960s Texas was a rare thing. To do so while brandishing a left-handed Stratocaster and bashing out hard-edged licks was even rarer. HQ-180gm LP housed in an expanded deluxe Stoughton gatefold tip-on jacket.

Martial Canterel
– Gyors, Lassù LP (Dais)
Gyors, Lassù marks an important milestone in the evolution of Martial Canterel's music, progressing far beyond the cages of "minimal synth" and embracing the noisier qualities of its sound with a renewed urgency, a kind of thickness embodied in multiple layers using only eurorack, Serge and Roland 100 modular systems at his disposal and flushing out the entire session in one take.
Mark McGuire
– Noctilucence 12" (Dead Oceans)
New EP from guitarist and ex-Emeralds member, following release of critically acclaimed full-length
Along The Way earlier this year.
Megadeth
- Peace Sells... But Who's Buying [Reissue/1986] LP (Capitol Music Group)
Megadeth – So Far, So Good… So What! [Reissue/1988] LP (Capitol Music Group)
Megadeth – Rust In Peace [Reissue/1990] LP (Capitol Music Group)
Megadeth – Countdown To Extinction [Reissue/1992] LP (Capitol Music Group)
Megadeth – Youthanasia [Reissue/1994] LP (Capitol Music Group)
Picture-disc vinyl reissues featuring the 2004 remastered mixes by Dave Mustaine.

Midlake
– The Trials Of Von Occupanther [Reissue/2006] LP (Nova Posta Vinyl)
Denton, TX natives, Midlake reissue their sophomore album. "The dream of the ‘70s was alive in Denton, TX, home to the quintet behind this meticulously layered evocation of the foreboding, psychedelic soft rock of their youth and the craftsmen of a century earlier." – Rolling Stone's 100 Best Songs Of The 2000s

Ministry
– The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste [Reissue/1989] LP (Drastic Plastic)
The melding of heavy guitars, relentless drumbeats, and bone-chilling sampling come together on Ministy's 1989 smash to create one of the most influential industrial metal albums of all time. Two pressings: HQ-200gm black or 150gm opaque gold vinyl.

Model Alpha
– Dimensions LP+7" (Desire)
Model Alpha is a French synth duo, influenced by Kraftwerk, Terry Riley, Ariel Kalma, Daniel Caux, and the Bauhaus movement.

M.O.T.O.
– Chinese Rocks LP (Secret Mission)
14 new songs written and recorded during M.O.T.O.'s 2013 China tour. M.O.T.O. is a garage punk band currently based in New Hampshire. Formed in New Orleans in 1981 by Paul Caporino, the lineup of the band has seen many changes over the years, with Caporino being the only consistent member. The band has recorded many albums, singles and CDs, including several albums for the Chicago-based record label Criminal IQ Records.

Mott The Hoople
– All The Young Dudes [Reissue/1972] LP (Drastic Plastic)
Vinyl reissue of Mott The Hoople's fifth studio album, released in 1972. With a foundation in R&B, they became quite popular in the '70s glam scene. Pressed on HQ-200gm black and 150gm opaque red vinyl.

Naked Raygun
– Raygun… Naked Raygun [Reissue/1990] LP (Haunted Town)
The Chicago punk legends' fifth full-length album from 1990 is back in print on vinyl. Twelve tracks total with two bonus cuts—covers of Chelsea and Buzzcocks. Features the original unreleased artwork for the album. Includes a nice two-sided full color poster full of good stuff. Hand numbered sticker and plastic sleeve. First pressing on three different colors of vinyl.

Nevermores
– Lock Your Doors… LP (Magnetic South)
With a hand-me-down Farfisa organ and a couple of
Back From The Grave compilations, Nevermores have concocted a handful of paint-peeling garage-punk organ-grinders, and peppered their sets with Nuggets "standards" to keep the party going well past curfew.
Noveller
– No Dreams LP (Taiga)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Soaring sixth solo album by American electric guitarist Sarah Lipstate.

Jessica Pavone
– Knuckle Under LP (Taiga)
Long tones, often played with such force that one imagines a puff of rosin rising from her viola strings as she bowed them.

Peter And The Test Tube Babies
– Pissed And Proud [Reissue/1985] LP (Drastic Plastic)
Peter And The Test Tube Babies 1985 album is nested in the "punk pathetique" subgenre of British punk. Available on HQ-200gm black and 150gm opaque pink vinyl.

Pianos Become The Teeth
– Keep You LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Pianos Become The Teeth is an American screamo band with post-rock influences that formed in 2006. They perform a style of music inspired by post-rock and early screamo acts, and are a part of "The Wave" — an in-joke began by friends Touché Amoré, La Dispute, Defeater, and Make Do And Mend, all playing a form of post-hardcore music.

Iggy Pop
– Soldier [Reissue/1980] LP (Friday Music)
From his Motor City days with the band first known as the Psychedelic Stooges, or glamming it up with Reed and Bowie or the occasional binge of onstage self-mutilation, Iggy Pop has always done what he damn well pleases.

Cole Porter
- Seeburg Music Library: The Best Of Cole Porter LP (Seeburg Music Library)
This HQ-180gm virgin vinyl LP contains 18 instrumental songs of Cole Porters most renowned compositions. This is the first time these original retro arrangements have ever been released. With it showcasing the amazing songwriting talent of Porter and the stellar musicianship of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Nashville session players for this recording.

Portishead
– Dummy [Reissue/194] LP (Mercury)
Vinyl LP repressing of this 1994 album by the trip-hop pioneers. Includes "Sour Times," "Glory Box" and others.

Psychic TV
– Dreams Less Sweet [Reissue/1983] LP (Angry Love Productions)
Angry Love Productions is proud to present Psychic TV's 1983 classic
Dreams Less Sweet, back on vinyl for the first time in over 20 years. Holophonic audio...from the original UK vinyl masters with meticulously restored artwork. Featuring early PTV classics "The Orchids" and "White Nights."
Rakta
– Tudo Que E Solido 7" (540)
Brazil's Rakta unleash two new tracks of eerie and atmospheric post punk. "Tudo Que E Solido" is an instant nugget that fits somewhere between Blood And Roses and The Doors. It's driven by the tom tom work and the insistent and drone like keyboard work.

Red Red Meat
– There's A Star Above The Manger Tonight [Reissue/1996] 2xLP+MP3 (Jealous Butcher)
Originally released in 1996 on Sub Pop,
There's A Star Above The Manger Tonight is the sound of a band blooming even as it folds in - finding Tim Rutili (Califone), Brian Deck (Modest Mouse/Iron & Wine engineer), Ben Massarella (Califone/Orso), and Tim Hurley incorporating samplers, loops, and computers, marrying disparate threads of hip-hop, krautrock, and dub to folk forms, stomps and blues. Artwork re-envisioned by John Herndon (Tortoise) comes with download with five extras tracks.
Sonny Rollins
– Freedom Suite [Reissue/1958] LP (Concord Music Group)
Freedom Suite is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, his last recorded for the Riverside label, featuring performances by Rollins with Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach.

Soundtrack
– Superbad [2007] LP (Phineas Atwood)
First time on vinyl for this classic soundtrack. Original score by Lyle Workman interspersed with killer tracks from Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, Rick James, The Bar-Keys and more.

Spellcaster
– Spellcaster LP (Lone Fir)
Spellcaster is a heavy metal band from Portland, Oregon, active in the underground since 2009. Their self-title LP was produced and recorded by Toxic Holocaust frontman Joel Grind at Falcon Studios in Portland and features ten tracks of ripping metal action.

Springtime Carnivore
– Springtime Carnival LP (Autumn Tone)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Take a step backwards to the days of carefree wanderlust. Inhale a sense of joyous pop music with a touch of old-school dance to grasp another generation. Complications fade away. Things become clear. Worries diminish and you are brought into a world of unapologetic vibrancy. Springtime Carnivore (aka Greta Morgan) delivers just that in her self-titled debut album.
Springtime Carnival is like a storybook of the sorts—full of wonderment and musical notes that take on different characters" – Sound And Silence.
Stereolab
– Explosante Fixe 7" (Duophonic)
Original copies of Stereolab's 2008
Chemical Chords limited edition tour single. Features the tracks "Explosante Fixe" and "L'exotisme Interieur."
Storm Large
– Le Bonheur LP (Heinz)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Singer Storm Large stepped into the role of lead vocalist for band Pink Martini in 2011, during a period when singer China Forbes went on hiatus for vocal cord surgery. The band enjoyed her presence so much that she was welcomed to stay on following the return of Forbes, and she has since toured with the band and performed on their album
Get Happy. Le Bonheur (French for ''The Happiness'') marks Large's first post-Martini solo album.
Survival Knife
– Survivalized LP+MP3 (Chunklet)
Hot off the heels of their blistering full length
Loose Power, Survival Knife (Justin Trosper and Brandt Sandeno of Unwound, along with the husband/wife team of Kris and Meg Cunningham) are back with Survivalized just in time for their first east coast tour. Front cover artwork by renowned sci-fi illustrator Trevor Claxton.
Matthew Sweet
– Girlfriend [Reissue/1991] LP (Plain)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of Sweet's 1991 power-pop masterpiece featuring a new back cover and a four-color double-sided insert never previously available.

Johnny Thunders
– So Alone [Reissue/1978] LP (Drastic Plastic)
Vinyl reissue of the New York Dolls guitarist's debut solo album, released in 1978. An eclectic mix of rock, punk, and soul. Two pressings: HQ-200gm and 150gm opaque yellow vinyl.

Trophy Eyes
– Mend, Move On LP (Hopeless)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Aussie punks.

Ulaan Markhor
- Spiral Horns, Black Onions, et al LP+MP3 (Soft Abuse)
Ulaan Markhor is the latest solo moniker for Californian Steven R. Smith's studio explorations.
Spiral Horns, Black Onions, et al. fuses recent itinerant work under the aliases Ulaan Khol (blistering basement psychedelia) and Ulaan Passerine (moody and meditative zones) and unveils a distinctly American version of kosmische, with heavy Levon Helm/Clyde Stubblefield-indebted rhythm and groove replacing motorik pulses. Fluid synth, bass, organ and searing guitar textures - all played by Smith - augment the beats. The result is something akin to The Meters meets Amon Düül II.
Various Artists
– Hohokum Soundtrack LP (Ghostly International)
The music of Sony Playstation's
Hohokum mirrors the game's eclectic and detailed landscape, with a wide selection of Ghostly artists contributing their songs. Between musicians and producers like Tycho, Matthew Dear, Osborne, Geoff White, Michna, Ben Bejamin, and Shigeto, the soundtrack is a fully realized exhibition of contemporary electronic sounds. Rainbow splatter vinyl.
Various Artists
– The 78 Project: Volume 2 LP (The 78 Project)
The 78 Project: Volume 2 contains 15 one-of-a-kind one-take recordings cut directly to acetate disks on a 1930's Presto disk recorder in The 78 Project Movie. These recordings are not available anywhere else, with singular performances by John Doe, Victoria Williams, The Bo-Keys feat. Percy Wiggins, Gaby Moreno & Adam Levy, The Reverend John Wilkins, Louis Michot, Corey Ledet & Ashlee Michot, John Reilly & Tom Brosseau, Joe Bussard, John Paul Keith, Ben Vaughn, Coati Mundi, Sea of Bees, Little Wings, Ella Mae Bowen and The Easy Leaves.
Various Artists
– Woorden LP (No Label)
Sketchy reissue of this Dutch comp originally released by Omega the late '60s. Four underground poets (Hans Wesseling, Simon Vinkenoog, Bob Lens, and Nona) doing what poets do, mixed with "strange sounds and effects…. Totally freaked out, stoned, erotic but also political psychedelia…." according to Popsike. "Some poets do sort of singing…. Everything is mixed into one piece…. Lyrics are mostly in Dutch, but there are few poems in English."

Vow
– Make Me Yours LP+MP3 (Native Sound)
Driven by drum machines and rich bass lines, singer Julia Blake's soulful and melodic alto vocals and instrumentalist Andrew Thomas' dream-pop-synth-post-punk wizardry, Vow transition from the darker textures of their debut to more Cocteau Twins inspired dynamics, implementing chorus-drenched guitars and bass, and palpable pop-informed vocal melodies.

Weezer
– Death To False Metal [2010] LP (Shop Radio Cast)
A collection of unreleased Weezer songs that spans a vast period of time from the very beginning of their career, up until present day (circa 2010). First time on vinyl.

Wild Party
– Phantom Pop LP (Old Friends)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. If the effervescent modern pop band Wild Party has a defining characteristic, its passion. On their debut album,
Phantom Pop, sugary synths buzz around kicky rock guitars and upbeat rhythms, taking the form of summery power-pop (''Take My Advice,'' the keyboard-sprinkled ''Outright''), breezy soul-rock (''Chasin' Honey,'' ''When I Get Older'') and high-stepping indie-pop (''Violet''). Bands such as The Killers, The Strokes, Phoenix and The Format are certainly touchstones, but impressively for a band on their first release, the San Antonio, TX quartet have made it their mission to carve out a path of their own.
Jonathan Wilson
– Slide By LP (Downtown)
Witch Mountain
– Mobile Of Angels LP (Mountastic)
Witch Mountain are probably Portland, Oregon's oldest currently active metal band; they date back to 1997, formed by guitarist Rob Wrong and drummer Nathan Carson, at a time when Portland's heavy music scene was practically non-existent.
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>Belle & Sebastian
– The Boy With The Arab Strap [Reissue/1998] LP+MP3 (Matador)
– Push Barman To Open Old Wounds [Reissue/2005] LP+MP3 (Matador)
– The Third Eye Center [Reissue/2013] LP+MP3 (Matador)
Second round of Belle & Sebastian vinyl reissues, packaged in resealable mylar bags with customized obi strip.
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>Boards Of Canada – Hi Scores [Reissue/1996] LP (Skam)
Reissue of 1996 mini-album, re-recorded and remastered from the original DAT tapes.
Belle & Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap [Reissue/1998] LP+MP3 (Matador)
Belle & Sebastian – Push Barman To Open Old Wounds [Reissue/2005] LP+MP3 (Matador)
Belle & Sebastian – The Third Eye Center [Reissue/2013] LP+MP3 (Matador)
Second round of Belle & Sebastian vinyl reissues, packaged in resealable mylar bags with customized obi strip.

Boards Of Canada
– Hi Scores [Reissue/1996] LP (Skam)
Reissue of 1996 mini-album, re-recorded and remastered from the original DAT tapes.

The Bunny Gang
– Thrive LP (Hardline Entertainment)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New full-length from Nathen Maxwell, long-time bassist of Flogging Molly, produced by Ryan Hewitt (Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers).

Can
– Future Days [Reissue/1973] LP (Mute)
Can – Soon Over Babaluma [Reissue/1974] LP (Mute)
Vinyl reissues of the Krautrock pioneer's fifth and sixth studio albums.

Colin Cowan & The Elastic Stars
– Fall Paths LP (Kingfisher Bluez)
First installment in a series of four season-themed LPs from this Vancouver-based songwriter. Sounds of Bowie and Bolan shine through a haze of psychedelic folk. A florescent cup of warm nostalgic soup fit for any contemporary starchild or drifter.

Julie Cruise
– Floating Into The Night [Reissue/1989] LP (Plain)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of Cruise's 1989 album, featuring songs written and produced by composer Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch. Essential for any
Twin Peaks fan.
Dada Plan
– A Dada Plan Is Free LP (Kingfisher Bluez)
A Dada Plan Is Free is a trip hop-influenced orchestral noise/storm rock album polluted with synths. Sounds like '80 outsider pop, with retro drum machine programming and synth sounds from a Roland Juno-60. There is a deeper meaning at work here, a haunting, dystopian tinge to its chill metropolitan grooves inspired by Brian Eno and Robert Wyatt.
Dinosaur Feathers
– Control LP (Ernest Jenning)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Brooklyn's Dinosaur Feathers look to Janet Jackson for spiritual guidance on their groove-laden third album
Control. Insistent drum machines and lithe pulsing bass lines meet shimmering synths, coked-out horns and soulful vocals, dragging 1983 pop/R&B kicking and screaming into the new millennium.
Dirty Beaches
– Stateless LP (Zoo Music)
On the four-song album
Stateless, Zhang Hungtai further explores the instrumental side of his identity that has been present since his first release in 2007. The album is a reflection on Zhang Hungtai's upbringing in various locales (Taipei/Honolulu/Montreal) and the past two years of living and drifting in Europe. The title reflects several years of reflection on associated ideas like Diaspora, borders and hybridism.
The Dismemberment Plan
– Change [2001] LP (Partisan)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue in a gatefold sleeve with a 12-page booklet containing art, photography and lyrics to all 11 songs-including the lyrics to "Ellen And Ben," which was omitted from the original CD version.

Peter Escott
– The Long O LP (Bedroom Suck)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Known best for his work in Tasmanian freak-rock outfit The Native Cats, long-time Australian poet and sometimes stand-up comedian Peter Escott has recently put to tape a magnificent solo opus,
The Long O. Featuring no other performers and limited to the only instruments Escott knows how to play – piano, synth, melodica, and a solitary, awkwardly self-taught guitar chord – the album is as haunting as it is direct, with Escott's voice lending a reserved gravity to the often soaring arrangements.
Full Sun
– Itch LP/Cassette (Let's Pretend)
12-song debut from Full Sun, driven by drummer turned songwriter Jeff Grant. On
Itch Grant renews some of the straightforward power-pop of his other band, The Sands, and the punk spirit of his first songwriting venture Pink Razors.
Future Brown
– Wanna Party/World's Mine 12" (Warp)
Experimental electronic supergroup Future Brown (composed of Fatima Al Qadiri, Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda of Nguzunguzu, and J-Cush of Lit City Trax) drops their debut EP. First up, Chicago vocalist Tink adds her unflustered rhyming to the distilled, grime spine on "Wanna Party," with her vocal flow forming a deadly interplay with the eastern chimes whilst 3D Na'Tee joins in on the remix for an extra dosage of attitude. On the flip, Ruff Sqwad members Prince Rapid and Dirty Danger go verse for verse with former Roll Deep member Roachee, offering their breathless lyrics to the panpipe melodies and rapid-fire ricocheting claps.

Gino And The Goons
– Shake It! LP/Cassette (Slovenly)
This is the album you wanted to be budget rock. This is the album you wanted to be dumb as f*ck. This is the album that fails on both levels. This is the album that proves Ramones worship doesn't have to be predictable or generic. This is the album that proves that rock & roll doesn't have to be a fashion, and that musical style rules supreme.

Hieroglyphic Being And The Configurative Or Modular Me Trio
– The Seer Of Cosmic Visions 2xLP (Planet Mu)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Producer and boss of Mathematics records, Chicago's Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being is a one-off musical explorer. Jamal's music takes cues from the EBM and house that played a huge part in the city's musical underground in the late eighties and early nineties, notably Ron Hardy and Adonis, but also Industrial, avant-jazz and noise.

Iceage
– Plowing Into The Field Of Love LP+MP3 (Matador)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Channeling the rage and emotion of their tempestuous early releases into finely honed musicianship,
Plowing Into The Field Of Love features piano, mandolin, viola and organ atop Johan Suurballe-Wieth s razor-sharp guitars and the lolloping, synchronized rhythm section of Jacob Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen. The record has a clear, uncompressed sound, and Elias Bender Rønnenfelt s desperate vocals are out front, nakedly accountable for the words.
Ken Jennings
– She's My Rushmore 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Thrashy emo punk from the suburbs of Vancouver's DIY scene that echoes the heartache of a generation raised on The Promise Ring and countless late-night TV series marathons.

Philip Johnson
– Youth In Mourning [Reissue/1982] LP+MP3 (Superior Viaduct)
Johnson is a lost figure in early industrial music/UK cassette culture. This is the first-time reissue of sole LP release from 1982. For fans of Cabaret Voltaire, John Bender and The Shadow Ring.

Kode9 & The Spaceape
– Killing Season 12" (Hyperdub)
Hyperdub boss Kode9 and regular collaborator The Spaceape return to the label for joint EP. According to the press release, "The emotional, spiritual and psychological effects of living with illness and the "unknown" are dissected wryly, but often with unforgiving brutality in this new batch of songs."

Korallreven
– Second Comin' LP (Cascine)
Korallreven's second album features guest collaborations by Japanese legend Cornelius, Maria Linden of I Break Horses and the Tensta Gospel Choir.

The Liminanas
– Crystal Anis [Reissue/2012] LP (HoZac)
The sophomore LP from this breakthrough French combo is back in print.
Crystal Anis is brimming with humming, fuzz-filled effervescent pop. It's a slice of modern French Ye-Ye gone underground, conjuring a dimly-lit atmosphere where the long lost transcendent sounds of The Factory intersperse with modern noir nuances to unbelievable effect.
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
– Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness LP (10 Spot/Vanguard)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness is the latest project from the Jack's Mannequin/Something Corporate leader. Features the single "Cecilia And The Satellite."

Mono
– The Last Dawn LP (Temporary Residence)
Mono – Rays Of Darkness LP (Temporary Residence)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Two brand new companion studio albums by Japanese experimental rock group. Recorded simultaneously yet conceptually and creatively disparate, the two act as both opposing and complementary sides to a story.
The Last Dawn is the "lighter" of the two, thematically and melodically, drawing on an array of influences from minimalist film score to vintage shoegaze. Rays Of Darkness is billed as the band's blackest album ever, a collection of scorched riffs, doom rhythms, and an unexpected contribution from post-hardcore pioneer Tetsu Fukagawa of Envy.
Only Wolf
– Chemicals LP (Kingfisher Bluez)
Taking his name from a terrifying encounter with a pack of hungry wolves, Sean Parker's debut LP as Only Wolf is a sprawling, late night drive of a record that feels precise, organic, and infinitely spaced out. Incorporating the natural sounds of the countryside (crashing waves, clinking cowbells, and creaking trees) and armed with an MPC1000 drum machine and guitar, creating a sound that feels natural and otherworldly at the same time.

Outrageous Cherry
– The Digital Age LP+MP3 (Burger)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A new set of rock & roll gems from Detroit power pop legends.

Portastatic
– The Summer Of The Shark [2003] LP+MP3 (Merge)
Mac McCaughan, co-founder of Merge Records and frontman of the band Superchunk, began recording solo albums under the name Portastatic in the early ‘90s. Beginning with this album, Portastatic evolved from a lo-fi side project to become McCaughan?s main focus throughout Superchunk's long hiatus in the early ‘00s. Recorded in Chapel Hill NC,
The Summer Of The Shark included contributions from Janet Weiss (Wild Flag, Quasi, Sleater-Kinney), Tony Crow (Lambchop), Margaret White (Versus, Matt Pond PA), Matthew McCaughan (Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger), Aaron Oliva, and John Plymale. White vinyl.
Joey Ramone
– Don't Worry About Me [Reissue/2002] LP (Sanctuary)
Digitally remastered reissue of the out of print 2002 debut solo album from the late, legendary Joey Ramone. Features the Joey's cover of Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World." Guest appearances from Marky Ramone (drums on six tracks), The Damned's Captain Sensible, Jerry Only, and Dr. Chud.

SGNLS
– 2 LP (FDH)
Have you ever thought about what it might sound like if Hawkwind recruited Genesis P. Orrigdge and members of The Units into the band? Or if Kraftwerk merged w/members of Pink Floyd and Crass to work on a concept record together? Meet SGNLS, who truly blur the lines of synth-punk, industrial, psych, and krautrock while still holding a pop sensibility.

Sick Thoughts
– Fat Kid With A 10inch 10" (Slovenly)
The nastiest recording yet from this pudgy, pimple faced f*ck. Channeling GG & The Jabbers and Japanese noise with heavy negatory spirit on each track, this is a sonically screwed and puberty drenched hatful of hateful punk rock sputum.

Skinny Kids
– Strangers 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Four garage-pop reverb freakouts centering on the theme of "strangers." Deserts, gypsies, highways, and some serious Carlos Castaneda vibes.

Soundtrack
– Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack [Reissue/1994] 3xLP (SRC Vinyl)
32 American classics on HQ-180gm red, white, and blue vinyl.

Spacemen 3
– Live At The New Morning, Geneva, 5.18.89 LP (Mental Groove)
Sonic Boom concedes in his sleeve notes "the set presented here, is as it was... except the show was twice this length. We tuned and smoked for almost as long as we played." It's a strong set most notably for the half-hour rendition of "Suicide" that takes up the entirety of side B. It's a seething, pulsating kraut-psych monster.

Strength Of Materials
– Occam's Depilatory 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Debut single featuring Ford Pier (D.O.A., Neko Case) -- a unique string quartet sounding like Mark E. Smith going orchestral. Weird, yelping dissonance, precise soaring melody, and pop culture-curmudgeon lyrics.

SW/MM/NG
– Feel Not Bad LP (Old Flame)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "
Feel Not Bad brings surprisingly bright summer pop from the heart of the country. SW/MM/NG's sound is comparable to other popular alt-rock notables. Lead singer Brian Kupillas's singing style is very similar to The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser. Despite this apparent resemblance, SW/MM/NG maintains individuality. The songs pull different punches from the typical surf anthems of summer. Where most insert high-pitched keyboard solos, SW/MM/NG brings in spacy synth touches, which heighten the ambience of youthful wonder." – LSU Revielle
Tomorrow's Tulips
– When LP+MP3 (Burger)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Beautifully bummed-out chiller pop.

Tres Mission
– Stigmata 2xLP (Big Dada)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.

Twerps
– Back To You b/w Always Waiting 7"+MP3 (Merge)
This single quickly follows the band's
Underlay EP and precedes their second full-length Range Anxiety, due in January. Non-album B-side.
Ultramarine
– Every Man & Woman Is A Star [Reissue/1991] 2xLP (Rough Trade)
This album offers a mesh of acoustic textures underpinned by a sometimes dubby, sometimes upfront beat. It's a lavish mix of light yet infectious rhythms and mellow vibes, recalling lazy afternoons and bright summer seascapes. Largely instrumental, the album also features lyric snatches from Kevin Ayers and Robert Wyatt.

Various Artists
– Ghoul's Night Out Volume 1 LP (Simpletone)
Various Artists – Ghoul's Night Out Volume 2 LP (Simpletone)
Obscure ‘50s rockers with a ghoulish theme.

Various Artists
- I'm Just Like You" Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 2xLP (Light In The Attic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In 1970, The Family Stone were at the peak of their popularity, but the maestro Sly Stone had already moved his head to a completely different space. The first evidence of Sly's musical about-turn was revealed by the small catalog of his new label, Stone Flower: a pioneering, peculiar, minimal electro-funk sound that unfolded over just four 7" singles. Stone Flower's releases were credited to their individual artists, but each had Sly's design and musicianship stamped into the grooves–and the words "Written by Sylvester Stewart/Produced and arranged by Sly Stone" on the sticker. Set up by Stone's manager David Kapralik with distribution by Atlantic Records, Stone Flower was, predictably, a family affair.

Veruca Salt
– American Thighs [Reissue/1994] LP (Minty Fresh)
Influential '90s indie rockers Veruca Salt reissue their debut album,
American Thighs, for a 20th anniversary vinyl edition. Produced by Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo), the album launched the singles "Seether." "Number One Blind," and "Victorla."
Whirr/Nothing
– Split LP (Run For Cover)
Whirr's signature atmospheric haze enthralls more than ever in what seems like a nine-minute dream. Their masterful control of soundscapes is matched only by an intensity that their shoegazing predecessors could only wish to achieve. Nothing's contribution is a full-on aural assault: the two songs are aggressive, yet harmonious.