released 28 JULY 2017
>CDs + Vinyl:

Abhorrent Decimation – The Pardoner CD (Prosthetic)
Abhorrent Decimation offer up their most inspired, charismatic and dominating material to date in the form of sophomore album
The Pardoner. [Vinyl edition due August 25.]
– Time Traveler’s Dilemma CD/LP (Unique Leader)
New York-based death metal behemoths Afterbirth – featuring within its ranks members of Helmet, Artificial Brain, and Buckshot Facelift – release their brutalizing debut full-length.

– Good For You CD (Republic)
Debut album from the critically-acclaimed Portland, Oregon rapper.

>Arthur Alexander
– Arthur Alexander [Reissue/1972] CD (Omnivore)
When The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Humble Pie, Dusty Springfield, George Jones & Johnny Paycheck, Bob Dylan, the Bee Gees and countless others cover your songs, you must be on to something. Arthur Alexander was a songwriter and song stylist, whose career took off in the early 1960s—writing and recording hits like “Anna (Go To Him)” and “You Better Move On”—some of the earliest hits recorded at Rick Hall’s Fame Studios and featuring the famed Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. After a short break at the end of the decade, he released a self-titled ‘comeback’ album in 1972. This reissue of that album
is expanded with six bonus tracks—two previously unissued. Arthur Alexander was produced by Muscle Shoals bassist Tommy Gogbill, and include a version of “Burning Love”—covered by Elvis Presley shortly after the album’s release. As Barry Hansen (better known to most as Dr. Demento) wrote in the original notes, “Arthur is especially proud of the variety and versatility of his work on this album. All of it is strong medicine, and should be a fine antidote for a lot of bad scenes.”
>Herb Alpert
– Music Volume 1 CD (Herb Alpert)
Joyful, romantic sounds that stir the soul: that’s the overarching theme of the trumpeter and composers’ new album,
Music Volume 1. Alpert’s passion for timeless melodies takes the listener on a voyage that spans genres and generations with surprising twists and turns. Music Volume 1 arrives with a brand-new song written by Alpert, the infectiously funky “Sugarfoot.” The euphoric album unfurls with tasteful twists on iconic songs, such as turntable scratches and electronic flourishes on “Unforgettable” and “Cheek To Cheek.” The inclusion of both "Michelle" and "Imagine" point to the near-endless inspiration that Alpert draws from the music of John Lennon and The Beatles. In his hands, “Michelle” starts with lush strings and effortlessly shifts into a swinging, Parisian-inspired jazz motif. Alpert’s lifelong love of Django Reinhardt led him to the classic "C'est Si Bon” and further takes the listener on a trip straight to France, the smell of tulips in the air, lovers walking hand in hand. Herb also puts a fresh, breezy spin on “Flamingo,” a song he first recorded for 1966’s chart-topper S.R.O.
>Aphex Twin
– Selected Ambient Works Volume II [Reissue/1994] 2xCD (Warp)
Aphex Twin – I Care Because You Do [Reissue/1995] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Warp)
Aphex Twin
– Richard D. James Album [Reissue/1996] CD/LP+MP3 (Warp)
Aphex Twin – Come To Daddy [Reissue/1997] CDEP/12”+MP3 (Warp)
Aphex Twin – Windowlicker [Reissue/1999] CDEP/12”+MP3 (Warp)
Classic Aphex Twin back in print on CD and vinyl formats.

>Arcade Fire
– Everything Now CD/LP/Cassette (Columbia)
“Filing a review of Arcade Fire's new album, one that will be aggregated with myriad others, is really antithetical to the whole point of it, i.e. that we're so overwhelmed with thoughts, feelings, opinions – ‘content’ - in 2017, that the meaning of words is diminishing at a rate of terabytes-per-second. This palpable modern information overload has been niggling at the band for years, but
Everything Now is their fullest expression of it yet. The torrent of content we absorb on a daily basis is a topic ripe for art that has been largely been under-explored in music thus far, but Arcade Fire don't do it in somber and morbid fashion, Everything Now being their most upbeat, joyful album to date. It's like they've chopped up a bunch of Abba tracks with this album, tenderized them, sprinkled them with glitter and reassembled them into something a little more subtle and insouciant. Arcade Fire's fifth studio album doesn't have the sprawling nature of The Suburbs or Reflektor nor the cacophonic intensity of Funeral, but the sequin-festooned, disco-ish Everything Now is every bit as good as these albums in its own right. Departures in sound are often unwelcome when we're already so happy with where a beloved band are, but, in this case, their experiments are a complete success.” – The Independent. [Two covers are available: ‘Day Version’ and an exclusive indie-store-only ‘Night Version.’ Limited blue colored vinyl pressing also available.]
- I & II CD/LP (Goner)
Hailing from an H Class planet far across the cosmic highways, Bênní makes hi-NRG new age music.

>Peter Bernstein
– Signs Live CD (Smoke Session)
Jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein leads an all-star quartet featuring pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson for a double set of music recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC.

>Rex Brown
– Smoke On This… CD/LP (Metal/E1)
Brown wields a six-string guitar as confidently as he wore the bass in Pantera and Down. His engaging voice crackles with easygoing spirit and truth-telling power. It's a crunchy drawl that's down-to-earth, grippingly relatable, charmingly welcoming, and gritty, somewhere between the achingly resonant spiritual shamanism of Tom Waits and the instantly recognizable everyman AM radio vibes of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

– The Cicada Tree CD/2xLP (Metal Blade)
Muscular yet lithe riffs and fluid leads play against gripping, dynamic and at times unpredictable rhythms, while rich melodies and lyrics that are both involved and intelligent wind their way through every track of
The Cicada Tree. The groove metal unit has continued their steady evolution – the interplay between their members organic and natural, imbuing the record's sixty-two-minute running time with a freshness and urgency.
>Cage The Elephant
– Unpeeled CD (RCA)
Cage The Elephant's new live album,
Unpeeled, was recorded over a series of intimate shows in cities including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville, and Nashville where the band performed in a stripped down arrangement with a string quartet and additional percussion. Unpeeled features 21-tracks: 18 curated songs from their past four albums plus three re-imagined versions of existing songs. Said frontman Matt Shultz about the inspiration behind the double live release: “Many times you're adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don't realize is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song.” [Vinyl edition due August 25.]
>Camo & Krooked
– Mosiak CD/LP (RAM/The End)
“Camo & Krooked are best known for being influencers in the Drum & Bass scene; their selections are as eclectic as one would expect.” -- Dancing Astronaut
“In the ever-evolving world of electronic music, each genre has a handful of centerfold acts that have pioneered the movement in such a way that many have brashly followed suit. By paving the creative way and decimating every glass ceiling in their path, these said artists continually construct a precedent that directly reflects the extreme hours and tireless passions spent culminating a production so pristine, yet only a few minutes long. Camo & Krooked for me and many others, embody everything I've described above and more.” -- Your EDM

>The Cars
– Candy-O [Reissue/1979] CD/2xLP (Elektra)
The Cars – Panorama [Reissue/1980] CD/2xLP (Elektra)
Digitally remastered and expanded editions of two classic album from the new wave/rock quintet.

>Tommy Collins
- This Is Tommy Collins CD (Rural Routes)
Oklahoma-born, Bakersfield-based Tommy Collins was a brilliant composer who exerted a powerful influence on Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. These two classic Collins albums showcase the singer-songwriter freewheeling gift for wild, oft-lascivious novelties and the intensely focused, darkly romantic ballads that earned him a reputation as one of the best in the business. One of a kind.

– Final Man CD/LP (Regain)
Debut album from Australia's Contaminated, a sickening wasteland of authentically '90s death metal sickness: gurgling and gangrenous, fetid and filthy, and just utterly pulverizing.

– To Perceive Is To Suffer CD (Willowtip)
Rooted in early ‘90’s progressive death metal, but with an unrelenting forward-thinking approach, Contrarian return with their second full-length album.s

>Alice Cooper
– Paranormal 2xCD/2xLP (earMUSIC)
Alice Cooper's new studio album, his first in 6 years,
Paranormal was recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin. The 10-track album also features a bonus CD mini-album consisting of two brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce alongside carefully selected live recordings. Paranormal also features special guest appearances by U2's Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple's Roger Glover. [Limited edition red color vinyl pressing also available.]
– Fabriclive 93 CD (Fabric)
New album from the alter-ego of mainman Dan Snaith (aka Caribou). This is his first full body of work since 2012's
Jiaolong album, featuring 23 unreleased Daphni tracks and four new edits.
>Scott Ellison
- Good Morning Midnight CD (Red Parlor)
The work of veteran blues-guitarist Scott Ellison reflects influences from the British Blues Invasion, Motown, and Memphis rhythm and blues. On
Good Morning Midnight, he continues his long-time collaboration with producer/writer/pianist Walt Richmond, who is known for his work with Eric Clapton, J.J. Cale and Bonnie Raitt.
>Emerson, Lake & Palmer
– Black Moon [Reissue/1992] 2xCD/LP (BMG Rights Management)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - In The Hot Seat [Reissue/1994] 2xCD/LP (BMG Rights Management)
Latest in the ongoing reissue series of ELP’s back catalog. Emerson, Lake & Palmer were one of the most successful, innovative and ground breaking British groups of the golden age of progressive rock. The band is notable for their classical and jazz influenced compositions, virtuoso musicianship and over-the-top live performances.

>Fairport Convention
– Come All: The First Ten Years (1968-1978) 7xCD (A&M)
Formed in London in 1967, Fairport Convention are the hardy perennials of the British folk scene and are credited with inventing the genre known as folk rock. This seven-CD set contains 121 tracks, 55 of which are previously unreleased. Highlights include key tracks from all of their classic albums, single B-sides, BBC Radio Sessions and TV performances.

>Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders
- GarciaLive Volume Nine: August 11th, 1974 Keystone Berkeley 2xCD (ATO)
GarciaLive Volume Nine presents Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders' adventurous rock-jazz-R&B fusion performance from August 11th, 1974 at Keystone in Berkeley, CA with John Kahn on bass, Martin Fierro on saxophone & flute and the Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann on drums. While the evening's setlist focuses mainly on standards, the approach is anything but regular or straight. It showcases their ability to reimagine standards through inventive arrangements and fiery virtuosity permeated with soul.
>The Isley Brothers/Santana
– Power Of Peace CD/2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Led by the legendary Ronald Isley on lead vocals and the album's main producer/arranger Carlos Santana on lead guitar, rhythm guitar, percussion and background vocals,
Power Of Peace covers songs first made familiar by the Chambers Brothers, Swamp Dogg, Stevie Wonder, Billie Holiday, Eddie Kendricks, Curtis Mayfield, Muddy Waters/Willie Dixon, Dionne Warwick/Jackie DeShannon, Marvin Gaye, Leon Thomas and Sy Miller and Jill Jackson.
>Wanda Jackson
- Wonderful Wanda / Lovin' Country Style [Reissue/1962] CD (Rural Routes)
Wanda Jackson, the growling Oklahoma Fireball who smashed late 1950s convention with her explosive rockabilly and at-the-time scandalous use of mixed race band, showcases her formidable straight-ahead country chops on these two classic albums. With
Wonderful Wanda Jackson eases into a cool, countrypolitan sound that highlights both her artistic flexibility and natural gift as an expressive, one of a kind song stylist, while Lovin’ Country Style collects her earliest recordings for Decca at the time, Jackson was just a teenager, but you’d never know it from her evocative, powerful vocals.
– 25 CD (Mighty Loud)
Jackyl celebrates 25 years of rock ‘n’ roll swagger with this 18 song career-spanning retrospective.

>Jillette Johnson
– All I Ever See In You Is Me CD/LP (Rounder)
Jillette Johnson is the rare artist who needs little sonic accompaniment to make an indelible impact. Produced by Dave Cobb (the Grammy Award-winner known for his work with Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson), Johnson's sophomore album A
ll I Ever See in You Is Me offers up sparsely orchestrated songs centering on her spirited piano work and ever-changing vocal texture, an instrument that's irresistibly powerful whether she's belting out a refrain or whispering a hushed melody. Like only the most timeless songwriters, Johnson finds infinite depth within that simplicity. Recorded at RCA Studio A - the historic Nashville space where Dolly Parton laid down “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You” in the same three-hour span - All I Ever See in You Is Me bears an unhurried pace and warm intimacy that echoes the purposeful looseness of its production. Drifting between hazy romanticism and resolute self-awareness, Johnson examines heartbreak and resilience with a willful and magnetic vulnerability.
>Tom Jones
– Live On Soundstage CD+DVD (BMG Recorded Music)
Tom Jones and Alison Krauss bring their electric chemistry to the intimate live setting of the WTTW Grainger Studios in Chicago for the taping of PBS’s
Live On Soundstage. This performance showcases Tom Jones' greatest hits including “Delilah,” “It's Not Unusual,” “Green Green Grass Of Home” and many more, including three duets with Krauss. Stand-alone Blu-ray edition also available.
– Content CD (Hollywood)
Content is a world of shifting dynamics. Daniel Armbruster’s (Joywave’s lead singer and lyricist) fragile words give way to howling, bewildering blasts of rock and electronic programming. Powerful, immersive, lush, emotionally distant. The production by Armbruster, bassist Sean Donnelly and Rich Costey, who has worked with layered, dense-sounding bands such as Arctic Monkeys and Muse, is careful to keep the vocals out front. Other sonic details are a treat, but hardly cute: There are what critics call ‘Beatlesque’ moments. The dreamlike segue of applause folding into a murky machine rhythm of ‘Thanks, Thanks For Coming.’ Armbruster tipping toward Paul McCartney-like Tin-Pan Alley vocals. The final track, ‘Let’s Talk About Feelings,’ is the most subversively daring of all 11 songs. ‘I am drowning in love with you,’ Armbruster sings over Bailey’s lounge piano, the shimmer of Brenner’s cymbals and cocktail-crowd chatter. Armbruster dares to carry the song like a cracked Perry Como. It’s a theatrical, murky sadness.” – Democrat & Chronical [Vinyl edition due September 15.]
– Freaked Out American Loser CD/LP/Cassette (Dangerbird)
Freaked Out American Loser is the latest album from Juiceboxxx, the Milwaukee-bred punk rap artist who is quite simply the first and last of his kind all at once. Juiceboxxx grew up in the 2000s within the noise, punk rock, and underground rap communities of Wisconsin, and while those banners still fly high independently today, there are very few other artists who not only understand that Venn diagram but who are also actively attempting to merge those sounds cohesively. Juiceboxxx might be out of his mind, but in all the best ways-- he owns it and commits to this unstoppable onslaught of creative ideas and outbursts. Freaked Out American Loser is a punk rap blast that captures the anarchic, aggressive spirit of Juiceboxxx's live show while also adding a new level of polish, focus, and dare we say, professionalism.
>Ben E. King
– The Rise Of Ben E. King: 1959-1963 CD (Contrast)
R&B icon Ben E. Kings masterly vocals created some of the most memorable hits of the 20th Century (“Stand By Me,” “Save The Last Dance For Me,” “Spanish Harlem”) and this collection highlights both his success with The Drifters and his superb early 1960s solo sides, a powerful testament to the soulful, charismatic King’s timeless appeal.

– Ruinism CD/2xLP (Brainfeeder)
Ruinism the British producer takes this exploration further, journeying onward to the more ominous limbo space between life and death. In this liminal space where the finite and infinite intermingle, Lapalux sounds more at home than ever. Much of Ruinism's inspiration was born out of a theatrical score Lapalux (aka Stuart Howard) wrote for the performance art piece Depart which was performed in an East London cemetery. The aptly named project served as genesis for a direction wrought with doom and melancholia. Ruinism is all sonic wreckage and rubble created using only hardware and real instruments. The sound simultaneously destroys and redeems itself across a tight and formidable 48-minutes. [Limited blue color vinyl pressing also available.]
– Loviatar CD (Prosthetic)
Loviatar is a metal band from Canada whose sound borrows equally from the hazy gloom of My Bloody Valentine and the crushing riffs of Isis. Thunderous elements of doom and post-metal contrast with hypnotic moments of atmospheric introspection. [Vinyl edition due August 11.]

– The Darkest Hour CD/LP+MP3 (Battle Axe)
New album from the Canadian rapper best known for his work in Swollen Members. [Transparent green colored vinyl pressing also available.]

>Make Them Suffer
– Worlds Apart CD (Rise)
Ten brand new intense, guttural tracks from the deathcore band. [Vinyl edition due August 25.]

>Manchester Orchestra
– Black Mile To The Surface CD/2xLP+MP3 (Loma Vista)
Describing a rock record as "cinematic" usually implies a double-length, sprawling album with a full orchestra on every song; Manchester Orchestra's
A Black Mile To The Surface is cinematic in that it conjures worlds. There's magical surrealism at work, with songs about a boy with no ears ("The Alien") and the father/sleeping child callback of "The Sunshine." There's a story to parse here – three brothers, an abandoned wife and child, a mysterious journey through the depths of a miles-deep mine, a narrative of twists and turns, recurring characters, alternating timelines – but the songs and melodies stand on their own. [Deluxe color vinyl pressing with an etching on Side D also available.]
>Mappe Of
- A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone CD/LP (Paper Bag)
Debut album from the experimental Canadian artist. The album's opening two tracks, the delicate, atmospheric "Cavern's Dark" and the progressive oeuvre "Nimbin" offer a perfect glimpse into the scope of A
Northern Star, A Perfect Stone, an other-worldly collection of 10 tracks that showcase Mappe Of's ethereal avant-folk and sonic explorations. From classically-inspired, masterfully performed acoustic guitar arrangements to hauntingly beautiful melodies to lush epic soundscapes, this debut introduces the world to a new artist unafraid to annihilate any musical boundaries and chart his own course. [Limited color vinyl pressing also available.]
>James Vincent McMorrow
– True Care CD/2xLP+MP3 (James Mahogany Books)
The beloved Irish singer-songwriter is now four albums deep into his career, with
We Move and True Care both arriving in the last year alone. His soulful voice stretches to breathtaking heights here as he man’s guitar, keyboards and more. He's known for folk anthems, but his experiments with R&B are a testament to his ability and drive to evolve.
>Vic Mensa
– The Autobiography CD (Roc Nation)
“When history ranks 2017 among hip-hop's wonder years — and from the sounds of the previous six months it certainly qualifies — Vic Mensa's long-awaited full-length debut will be a big part of the reason why. The Chi-town native has created a work in The Autobiography that's equal parts confessional and confrontational, gut-wrenching and uplifting. Steeped in a personal story arc that envelopes Mensa's hometown, it echoes with the pain of a generation.” -- NPR

>Midnight Ghost Train
– Cypress Ave. CD (Napalm)
Dark 'n' dirty southern rock with a hefty portion of sludge and funk.

>Ikue Mori
– Obelisk CD (Tzadik)
Universally acclaimed as a pioneer in live laptop electronics, Ikue’s signature style is still uniquely her own and has influenced two generations of laptop performers. Her new band project
Obelisk is a super-band featuring three of the most acclaimed and original players in the Downtown scene—Okkyung Lee, Jim Black and Sylvie Courvoisier. Ikue’s startling compositions blend gorgeous melodies with hypnotic rhythms and evocative soundscapes. Strange and beautiful music from a legendary master of laptop improvisation.
>Joe Nichols
- Never Gets Old CD (Red Bow)
New album from one of country music’s most praised traditional country artists.

>Oceans Ate Alaska
– Hikari CD (Fearless)
New release from the British metalcore band. [Vinyl edition due August 11.]

>Pet Shop Boys
– Nightlife: Further Listening 1996-2000 2xCD/LP (Rhino)
Pet Shop Boys – Release: Further Listening 2001-2004 3xCD/LP (Rhino)
Pet Shop Boys – Fundamental: Further Listening 2005-2007 3xCD/LP (Rhino)
Digitally remastered and expanded editions. Single-disc 180gm vinyl also available.

>John Pizzarelli featuring Daniel Jobim
– Sinatra & Jobim @ 50 CD (Concord)
Two of John Pizzarelli's greatest influences, Frank Sinatra and the bossa nova composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, joined forces in 1967 to present a softer, sultrier side of Sinatra. Half a century later, John Pizzarelli celebrates that unique gathering.

>Elvis Presley
– A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings 3xCD (Sony Legacy)
Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo: The Sun Masters LP (Sony Legacy)
The definitive collection of Elvis' Sun-era recordings in one comprehensive package.
A Boy From Tupelo contains every surviving Elvis Presley Sun master and outtake, plus two private records Elvis paid with his own money to record, as well as all known radio- and concert performances from the period. Many of these recordings are rare demos, session takes, and live performances including a newly discovered and previously unreleased recording of “I Forgot To Remember To Forget” from a 1955 Louisiana Hayride performance.
– Zero Days CD/2xLP+CD (Steamhammer)
Another monster of an album from Prong. Musically,
Zero Days hits home from the first bars of mighty opener “However It May End” to the last bars of closer “Wasting Of The Dawn.” Every cut is its own emotional roller-coaster ride, chock-full of massive riffage, ironclad grooves and topped off by Tommy Victor's ever-improving vocal delivery. [Limited red colored vinyl pressing also available.]
>Rings Of Saturn
– Ultu Ulla CD/LP (Nuclear Blast)
New album from the Bay Area death metal/ “Aliencore” quartet. [Limited purple colored vinyl pressing also available.]

– S.A.N.D.A.S. CD (WB)
S.A.N.D.A.S. showcases SahBabii's lyrical ability and a melodic flow that's essentially taking over hip-hop right now. From cuts off the tape like "Chit Chat" and the title track, his sound is infectious.” -- XXL
>Shaman’s Harvest
– Red Hands Black Deeds CD/LP+MP3 (Mascot)
“The very name of the latest album,
Red Hands Black Deeds, from Shaman’s Harvest evokes a certain sort of imagery; One of dark southern roots, wicked ways, a soiled soul, and something mysteriously sexy in that Nick Cave ‘Red Right Hand’ sort of way. It also aligns perfectly with the band’s bluesy blend of southern inspired rock and roll, which oozes harmonious melodies and a gritty, raw sound that harkens back to the classic rock era of the ‘60s and ‘70s. In fact, while the band no doubt sounds fresh and current, there is something undeniably vintage about their sound, in a way that would have made them the perfect opening act for artists such as The Doors or Deep Purple back in the day. Fans of the band’s previous record, Smokin’ Hearts & Broken Guns, will undoubtedly be thrilled over this release, as it’s not only an extension of what the band has previously produced, but it’s more dynamic as well.
– Masterpiece Of Bitterness [Reissue/2005] CD (Spinefarm)
Reissue of the Icelandic metal band’s sophomore album. [Vinyl edition due August 25.]

>Colin Steele Quartet
- Diving For Pearls: Jazz Interpretations Of The Pearlfishers Songbook CD/LP (Marina)
One of Marina's most beloved acts, gets the royal jazz treatment, with exciting new arrangements by the Colin Steele Quartet. Continuing a great jazz tradition -- like Miles Davis with
Porgy & Bess (1958) and Chet Baker with Plays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe (1959) -- Diving For Pearls is dedicated to the work of one composer, David Scott of The Pearlfishers.
>Juanita Stein
- America CD (Nude/Hammerheart)
Debut solo album from the Howling Bells lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist. “This is a different, yet equally valid take on pure Americana, a pure Americana old Philco tube radio with Patsy Cline’s voice, like some sort of Bible miracle, singing from the speaker. This is dreamy, soulful, and lovely country.” – Soundlab [Vinyl edition due August 25.]

>Sweet Apple
– Sing The Night In Sorrow CD/LP (Tee Pee)
This all-star hard rock band includes David Sweetapple (Witch, Eerie), Jay Mascis (Dinosaur Jr., Heavy Blanket) and special guests Bob Pollard (GBV), Doug Gilliard (GBV, Nada Surf) and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees). “Caffeinated, power-pop-leaning rockers, some of which are imbued with Mascis' transcendent guitar playing, and all of which espouse a fun, loose swagger that seems to reflect the members' long-time friendships.” -- Rolling Stone

>Temple Of Void
– Lords Of Death CD (Shadow Kingdom)
Detroit band Temple Of Void harkens back to the somber sound of early European doom, while channeling the energy and devastation of old-school American death metal.

>Ernest Tubb
– The Ernest Tubb Story [Reissue/1959] CD (Rural Routes)
This 1959 double album retrospective, showcasing stereo remakes of the Texas Troubadours two decades of classic material, combines an impeccable selection of honky tonk classics with some of the best singing Tubb ever committed to vinyl. By turns ebullient, tragic, romantic and desolate, Tubbs double-barreled, authoritative vocals, hard charging musical accompaniment and first-rate song selections makes this downright essential listening.

>Valve Studio Orchestra
– The DOTA 2 Official Soundtrack 2 CD/LP (Ipecac)
Valve Studio Orchestra has composed music for such games such as
Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2, Left4Dead and Day Of Defeat. The official soundtrack to DOTA 2 from composer Jason Hayes (Warcraft III, World Of Warcraft, Hearthstone) and audio director Tim Larkin (Myst, Riven, Prince Of Persia) features conductor Timothy Williams leading the Northwest Sinfonia and Chorale.
>Various Artists [BADBADNOTGOOD]
– Late Night Tales CD/2xLP+MP3 (Late Night Tales)
For the 46th release in the
Late Night Tales series, Canadian quartet BADBADNOTGOOD create the ultimate late night selection of tracks utilizing their record collections. (The CD edition is mixed, while the vinyl version is unmixed.)
>Various Artists [Henry Saiz]
– Balance Presents: Natura Sonoris 2xCD (Balance)
Spanish musical genius Henry Saiz provided one of Balance’s most memorable efforts on the 19th volume, utilizing vinyl, cassette, reel-to-reel tapes and over 100 field recordings to create an incredible patchwork of sounds that came together as a beautiful whole. Ever keen to provide something unique, he returns to the series for Balance presents Natura Sonoris: an expansive mix comprised completely of exclusives from his award-winning label.

>Various Artists
– Caribbean Audio Odyssey Volume One + Two CD (Stag-O-Lee)
Calypso in the Caribbean includes a range of genres, including: the benna genre of Antiguan and Barbudan music; mento, a style of Jamaican folk music that greatly influenced ska and reggae; ska, the precursor to rocksteady and reggae; spouge, a style of Barbadian popular music; cadence-lypso, which mixed calypso with the cadence rampa of Haiti and Dominican traditional music; and soca music, a style of kaiso/calypso, with influences from cadence-lypso, soul, funk, and Indian musical instruments. [Available as one CD or across two separate volumes on 10” vinyl.]

>Various Artists
- Curiosity Shop: A Collection Of Rare Aural Antiquities and Objets d'Art: Volume Six 1967-1971 CD (Particles)
A colorful collection of obscured and exuberant pop nuggets recorded in the British psychedelic period. Volume Six of
Curiosity Shop provides an insight into the changing times with an illustrious soundtrack to furnish the senses.
>Various Artists
- Dustin E Presents... Cornflake Zoo: Episode Nine CD (Particles)
Episode Nine sails forth across exotic seas and returns triumphant with a prized selection of stereophonic hallucinations. 20 songs all recorded from 1966-1971. A captivating collection replete with archival imagery, a loving touch of restoration, and a simple (minded) narrative.
>Various Artists
- The Treasure Isle Story: The Soul Of Jamaica 4xCD (Sanctuary)
The first comprehensive anthology of one of Jamaica’s music’s greatest record labels, this four-CD set comprises 115 tracks, including numerous major ska, rock steady and reggae hits, as well as 29 tracks new to CD.

>Venomous Maximus
– No Warning CD (Shadow Kingdom)
Heaving heaviness, haunting melodicism, sweaty grit, red-blooded swagger, rock-god vocals. [Vinyl edition due August 25.]

>The Wedding Present
- Live 2007 CD+DVD (Scopitones)
In November 2007, The Wedding Present performed their classic debut album
George Best live, in its entirety, in Dublin, Ireland. The concert, which took place in front of a thrilled crowd at the city’s Village venue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the LP, was recorded and filmed for posterity is now released for the first time here on DVD and CD.
>Jackie Wilson
– You Better Know It: The Soul Sides CD (Contrast)
‘50s-‘60s Detroit R&B idol Jackie Wilson’s progressive, supercharged brand of proto-soul pushed the music into a whole new creative dimension. This deep, joyous trove of Wilson’s classic hits re-establishes him as one of the most potent, influential voices in modern American music. Includes many of his grittier, more bluesy R&B and pop hits.

DVDs + Blu-ray:
Tom Jones – Live On Soundstage Blu-ray (BMG Recorded Music)
Tom Jones and Alison Krauss bring their electric chemistry to the intimate live setting of the WTTW Grainger Studios in Chicago for the taping of PBS’s
Live On Soundstage. This performance showcases Tom Jones' greatest hits including “Delilah,” “It's Not Unusual,” “Green Green Grass Of Home” and many more, including three duets with Krauss.

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Dorothy Ashby
- Hip Harp/On A Minor Grave 2xLP (Doxy)
A combined reissue of legendary jazz harpist and poly-instrumentalist Dorothy Ashby's
Hip Harp and In A Minor Groove, both released separately in 1958. Both albums feature Frank Wess. Dorothy Ashby had a unique soul jazz harp sound, and although the instrument she used is probably more thought of in terms of bedtime lullabies, she actually makes it swing nicely, and with a soulful sound that draws back to traditions of African stringed instruments.
– Piece Of Time [Reissue/1989] LP (Season Of Mist)
Atheist – Unquestionable Presence [Reissue/1991] LP (Season Of Mist)
Limited edition ultra-clear vinyl reissues of the technical metal band’s first two albums.

>Gary Bartz NTU Group
- Harlem Bush Music – Uruhu [Reissue/1971] LP (Milestone/Fantasy)
This righteously grooving mixture of jazz, funk, soul, and searching rhythms proves an essential and politically relevant entry in the canon of timeless jazz recordings. 180gm audiophile pressing.

>DJ Harrison
– HazyMoods LP (Stones Throw)
DJ Harrison is Richmond, VA-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Devonne Harris. The son of a radio DJ who introduced him to the world of record collecting, Harris grew up with music, progressing from violin, to high school drum-line, to the Jazz Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Despite his concentration on drumming, he also continued working with other instruments and developed an interest in sampling. Without a computer or sampler, he learned to replay samples on the drums, piano, bass or guitar. DJ Harrison finds himself inspired by local musicians in the Richmond scene that's as diverse and nonexclusive as they come. Amongst the likes of rappers, producers, punks and bluegrass bands, he falls within reach of an expansive pool of musicians to befriend and collaborate with.

– Tooth And Nail [Reissue/1984] LP (Friday Music)
180gm audiophile vinyl reissue in a gatefold sleeve.

>The Doors
- Light My Fire b/w The Crystal Ship [Reissue/1967] 7" (Elektra)
50 years ago, “Light My Fire” debuted on the Billboard Charts on June 3, 1967. It hit #1 on 29 July 1967 and stayed there for 3 weeks. This is a reissue of the original Japanese 7”.

>Evergreen Terrace
– Wolfbiker [2007] LP (Metal Blade)
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Metal Blade has released Evergreen Terrace's magnum opus
Wolfbiker (an album which Outburn hailed as being "indeed badass") on vinyl for the very first time.
>Fairport Convention
– Liege & Lief [Reissue/1969] LP (A&M)
180gm vinyl repressing of this classic 1969 album by the British folk legends.

– Baby Loves A Funny Bunny [Reissue/1996] LP+MP3 (Vampire Blues)
For F**k's 1996 sophomore release, the band got sophomoric: the playing got more playful, and the lyrics got more nonsensical. Think Jonathan Richman's whimsical sincerity battling the obfuscation of Erik Satie:
Baby Loves A Funny Bunny imbues both yin and yang. Includes a vinyl bonus track and a handful of bonus live cuts on an accompanying download.
>Jerry Garcia
– (Compliments Of) [Reissue/1974] LP (ATO)
Jerry Garcia – Reflections [Reissue/1976] LP (ATO)
Originally released in 1974,
(Compliments Of) is Jerry's second full-length solo studio album and boasts classics from artists like Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson, and Peter Rowan. Originally released in 1976, Reflections is a mix of roots-oriented styles featuring Garcia's two main vehicles of musical expression the Grateful Dead and Jerry GarciaBand.
>Joe Henderson featuring Alice Coltrane
– The Elements [Reissue/1974] LP (Milestone/Fantasy)
The definitive vinyl reissue of the Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane's sprawling spiritual-jazz opus. An essential listen addition for all fans of adventurous music.

>Illa J
– Home LP+MP3 (Jakarta)
Following his self-titled LP, Illa J sometimes known as "John Regal" is a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, multi- instrumentalist. He takes us on a trip to his hometown Detroit with his third solo album
Home. His last LP successfully took Illa J out of his brother and hip-hop legend J Dilla's shadow to show he is in his own lane.
>Iron Maiden
– Death On The Road [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Flight 666 [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier [Reissue/2010] 2xLP (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – En Vivo! [2012] 3xLP (Sanctuary)
180gm vinyl reissues now available: three live albums and their fifteenth studio album, 2010’s
The Final Frontier.
>Ahmad Jamal
– Marseille LP (Jazz Village)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album by the legendary pianist and composer.

– King Of Everything LP (Napalm)
“The Ukrainian band Jinjer are a bit of a mash-up of metal sub-genres: they have the cookie monster growl, and sometimes can sound death metal-y, but especially with this third album,
King Of Everything, they have emerged as progressive metal: Odd time signatures and tempo shifts abound, with both heavy distorted (and fast) sections, along with clean-guitar dreamier parts, somewhere between Fates Warning/Dream Theatre and Voivod/Tool.” – EntropyMag
>Elton John
– Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player [Reissue/1973] LP (Mercury)
Elton John
– Caribou [Reissue/1974] LP (Mercury)
180gm vinyl reissues celebrating Elton’s 50 years in music.

>Júníus Meyvant
- Floating Harmonies LP (Shellshock)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Júníus Meyvant is the artist name of Westman Islands born singer-songwriter Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson. The sound of Júníus Meyvant is a rich and afflicted take on freaky folk pop with a familiar and soulful feel.

>Larry Juris
– Bedtime Stories [OST/1986] 2xLP+MP3 (Terrorvision)
First time available in any format Original soundtrack to the 1986 horror anthology film composed by Larry Juris, pressed on colored vinyl.

– One For The Road [Reissue/1980] 2xLP (Friday Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Limited audiophile 180gm pink colored vinyl reissue of the Kinks’ 1980 live double-album.

>Dua Lipa
– Dua Lipa LP (WB)
The self-titled debut studio album by English singer and songwriter Dua Lipa has spawned six singles: “New Love,” “Be The One,” “Last Dance,” “Hotter Than Hell,” “Blow Your Mind (Mwah),” and “Lost In Your Light.” Lipa describes the album as “dark pop.” The lyrical themes revolve around her personal views of love, rising above, sex and self-empowerment. Commenting on the album's direction, Lipa said “When I had taken interest with my own music, I would listen to Nelly Furtado, P!nk and Destiny's Child, but as I grew older I found my love for hip-hop … I love the realness behind it, that's why I try to also bind that into the music.”

>Roberto Musci
- Loa Of Music [Reissue/1984] 2xLP (Soave)
The Loa Of Music is the first recording project of Milanese composer and musician Roberto Musci inspired by Voodoo Religion; Vever (the magical voodoo paintings) and Loas, the dark and magic spirits. The deep charm of non-Western music had led him to travel for many years across Africa, India and Asia, studying rhythms, scales, performance and interpretation of the most varied traditional and indigenous music. While abroad made many field recordings and collected ethnic instruments that would then be combined with synthesizers and electronics on The Loa Of Music.
– Mutation III: Dark Black LP (Shellshock)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Mutation III: Dark Black boasts a dazzling array of guest contributions from a great number of similarly demented human beings, including prog metal superstar Devin Townsend, Phil Campbell from Motörhead, Arthur Shepherd of Primitive Weapons, ex-Cardiacs fruitloop Random Jon Poole, Jamie Oliver of UK Subs, Mauro Pawlowski (ex-dEUS) and the mighty Paul Catten (Barrabas, Bed Wetter, Stuntcock, The Sontaran Experiment, ex-Medulla Nocte).
>Kate Nash
– Made Of Bricks [Reissue/2008] LP (Geffen)
Kate Nash's most popular songs are both intimate and confrontational, using brief portraits and slang-conversational vocals to illustrate the larger issues going on, like a dinner party that exposes a crumbling relationship on the hit song “Foundations.” Her debut album is back in-print on 180gm heavyweight vinyl.

>Arne Nordheim
- Electric [1998] 2xLP (Rune Grammophon)
Among the most stunning and musical electronic works ever produced, these five compositions represent the complete electronic works of Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim (1931-2010). They have stood the test of time remarkably well and have been embraced by new generations of influential musicians.

– Gold & Green [2000] 2xLP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
OOIOOs seminal album Gold & Green is finally widely released on vinyl for the first time. “OOIOO traffic in a crafty kind of post-punk primitivism…the synths, power chords, polyrhythmic drumming and wordless chants building into an irresistible, throbbing whole.” -- The Wire

>Elvis Presley
– Golden Records 1 [Reissue/1958] LP (Friday Music)
Limited 180gm audiophile colored vinyl pressing in a gatefold sleeve.

– Hip Mobility LP+MP3 (Butterscotch)
Mikael Jorgensen (of Wilco) joins art historian James Merle Thomas as Quindar.
Hip Mobility, the duo's first full-length LP, is built upon deep research into the audio archives of NASA's golden era, the 1960s and ‘70s. These Space Age recordings – and specifically the tiny, iconic communication beeps known as Quindar Tones – form the basis for Hip Mobility's electronic compositions. Quindar manipulates these archival recordings beyond recognition, samples and plays them as unique instruments, blends them with Jorgensen's vintage analog synths, and sometimes simply plays them back verbatim.
>Rascal Flatts
– Back To Us LP (Big Machine)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The best-selling country vocal group of the past decade returns with their tenth studio album.

>Martin Rev
– Demolition 9 LP (Atlas Réalisations)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Demolition 9 is New York electronic music pioneer Martin Rev's ninth solo album, and first new material since 2009. Comprised of 34 wildly divergent vignettes -- only one of which reaches three minutes in length -- he describes it as autobiographical “yearning for joy and the unattainable perfection of the artistic ideal.” From violent percussion experiments to neo-classical reveries to noir-sleaze abstractions and beyond, Demolition 9 offers a radically non-linear spelunk through the dreams and distractions of one of the 20th century's most influential sonic iconoclasts.
>Rise Against
– Wolves LP (Virgin)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Throughout its career, Rise Against has kept its moral compass steady, using its international punk platform to speak out for social justice. With
The Black Market (2014) follow-up Wolves, the band challenges fans to join them in creating a bold new identity together. The album is about recognizing the power within; it's a primal call for the prey to become the hunters. “In many ways, a Rise Against show is a safe space for our fans," lead singer Tim McIlrath says. “But I realized that I don't only want to create safe spaces, I want to create dangerous spaces where misogyny can't exist, where xenophobia can't exist. I want to create spaces where those sentiments don't have any air, and they suffocate: where those ideas die. Wolves isn't about creating a safe space, it's about creating a space that's dangerous for injustice.”
>Sonny Rollins
- Saxophone Colossus [Reissue/1956] LP (Prestige/Fantasy)
The sixth album Sonny Rollins recorded as the leader of his own band,
Saxophone Colossus features Sonny on saxophone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Doug Watkins on bass and Max Roach on drums. It was recorded in a single day, the tight knit of the musicians enabling them to record most of the songs in one take, then something of a rarity. 180gm pressing in a Stoughton jacket.
>The Rumjacks
– Gangs Of New Holland [Reissue/2010] LP (ABC)
The Rumjacks – Sober & Godless [Reissue/2015] LP (ABC)
Formed in 2008 by Frankie McLaughlin (vocals) and Johnny McKelvey (bass), The Rumjacks combine a variety of musical influences, including elements of punk rock and traditional Celtic folk.

>Saint Vitus
– Lillie: F-65 LP (Season Of Mist)
Ultra-clear vinyl reissue of the doom metal band’s 2012 album.

>Kyu Sakamoto
- Sukiyaki & Other Japanese Hits LP (Go Bop)
A cool collection of early-mid '60s recordings by Japanese crooner extraordinaire Kyu Sakamoto. These heartwarming tunes, with “Sukiyaki” being the best-known cut, draw on soul, doo-wop, quasi-Japanese exotica, Latin and more.

- Big Little Lies (Music From The HBO Series) 2xLP (ABKCO)
Includes tracks by Michael Kiwanuka, Charles Bradley, Martha Wainwright, Agnes Obel, Irma Thomas, Zoe Kravitz and many others.

– The Fate Of The Furious: The Album LP (Artist Partner Group/Atlantic)
Released last April on CD – now available on vinyl.
The Fate Of The Furious (the franchise’s eighth release) marks the first film of the franchise since The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) not to star Paul Walker, who died in a single-vehicle crash on November 30, 2013 during the filming of Furious 7 (2015). The hip-hop heavy soundtrack features Travis Scott, Migos, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy, Post Malone, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty, Kodak Black, Kehlani, PnB Rock and more.
>Melvin Sparks
- Live At Nectar’s LP (One Note)
Archive release. Until he was about 20, Texas-born Melvin Sparks was a rhythm & blues guitarist, backing Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye as a member of The Upsetters. But Sparks gave up his seat on The Upsetters' bus in New York City, where a chance introduction to George Benson led him to a place in soul jazz history. This release documents Melvin's final band just months before his death in 2011.

– Squeeze [Reissue/1978] LP (A&M)
Squeeze – Argybargy [Reissue/1980] LP (A&M)
Guided by the redoubtable songwriting team of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, enduring South London quintet Squeeze have created one of the most covetable – and quintessentially English – catalogs in pop. Their first and third LPs have been repressed on 180gm vinyl.

>Sun Ra
– The Magic City [Reissue/1966] LP (Cosmic Myth)
This 2017 definitive vinyl edition has been remastered with historical and technical notes. Although shorter in scope than side A's magnum opus, the four works on
The Magic City's flip side reflect the same improvisational approach, spatiality, and lack of structure. One session outtake, “Other Worlds,” an alternate version of “Shadow World,” is included as a bonus track on side B.
- Live In Detroit 1985 LP (Deadline Music)
Digitally remastered edition of this vintage live album from classic metal superhero Thor.

- Captain Ganja And The Space Patrol [Reissue/1980] LP (Bokeh Versions)
Years before Scientist and Jammy battled the space invaders, Tradition dreamt up a sci-fi jazz/dub odyssey in north London.
Captain Ganja And The Space Patrol is one of the most singular dub albums that barely saw the light of day.
>Umphrey’s McGee
– Hall Of Fame: Class Of 2016 LP (Nothing Too Fancy)
Fans voted on album track listing, chosen from 100 live shows performed in 2016. Band weighed in on favorite selections for inclusion, resulting in our first joint band/fan collaborative album track listing. Recorded at many of the nation's marquee venues including Red Rocks, multiple Fillmore Theatres, Chicago's Aragon Ballroom.

>Univers Zero
– Heresie [Reissue/1979] LP (Sub Rosa)
A classic of chamber rock music, featuring heavy use of dissonance and dark, brooding, and extremely complex melodies. Limited edition orange and gold vinyl.

>Various Artists [DJ Tennis]
– DJ-Kicks 3xLP (!K7)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Next up on
DJ-Kicks is Life And Death label founder DJ Tennis. His knack for the musical and emotive side of things characterizes both cerebral mixes he has put together here including versions of tunes by Pole and Frank Brettschneider. All in all, it's a thoughtfully composed mix that's subversive yet seductive in equal measure.
>Various Artists
- Derrick Harriott Rock Steady 1966-1969 2xLP (Dubstore)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A selection of magical rocksteady music from one of the masters of the genre and forerunners in Jamaican music from its very beginning, Derrick Harriott, along with a stellar cast, showcases some superb rocksteady.

>Various Artists
– The Rough Guide To Bottleneck Blues (Second Edition) LP (World Music Network)
Whatever the worldly origins of using a glass or metal object to slide across the strings of a guitar, this style has become famously associated with the blues. For many of the finest early blues practitioners it was the ultimate mode of musical expression as it could emulate the sound of the human voice to great effect. Employing open tunings, guitarists would use anything that they could find to produce the desired effect, ranging from pocketknives to medicine bottles and even bones, but because using a broken bottleneck (without the sharp edges) was probably the most popular method, the term ‘bottleneck’ has endured.

>Gillian Welch
– The Harrow And The Harvest [2011] LP (Acony)
The long-awaited first pressing of Gillian Welch’s
The Harrow & The Harvest was mastered direct from the original tapes through custom Ortofon amplifiers to a Neumann VMS-80 cutting system and plated and pressed on standard-weight audiophile-quality vinyl.
>Matt Wertz
– Gun Shy LP (Handwritten)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Singer-songwriter Matt Wertz forced himself out of his adopted hometown of Nashville, TN and took to Los Angeles. Thousands of miles from home and fueled by infectious, '90s-inspired beats,
Gun Shy came to life.
>Gary Wilson & The Blind Dates
– Live At CBGB LP (Feeding Tube)
Really, really strange man Gary Wilson gained his reputation with a series of oddball records that could be perfectly summed up as prog-based lounge music. This release documents a live set at New York's CBGBs - one of the few venues in which he was welcome to play. The back up by a pact of ex-New Yorkers called The Blind Dates gives these songs a harder punkier edge. 

- Winterborn [2013] 2xLP (Spinefarm)
Death/folk metal band Wolfheart began as a solo project from Finnish musician Tuomas Saukkonen, who has spent time in a half-dozen other metal bands including Black Sun Aeon, Dawn Of Solace, and Before The Dawn. Debut album
Winterborn is now available for the first time on vinyl.
>Brenton Wood
– Oogum Boogum [Reissue/1967] LP (Craft Recordings)
Brenton Wood – Baby You Got It [Reissue/1967] LP (Craft Recordings)
Brenton Wood's charmingly unpredictable phrasing and his infectious sense of good times made the smooth uptown soul of "The Oogum Boogum Song" into a hit in 1967. His second album Baby You Got It features the smash hit, "Gimme Little Sign" as well as his signature ballads "Me & You" and "Catch You On The Rebound."

>Link Wray
- Link Wray [Reissue/1971] LP (Future Days Recordings)
Recorded in a shaky makeshift chicken shack in rural Maryland, Link Wray's eponymous 1971 solo album is a compelling and forward-looking piece of honest, handmade Americana. This album is vastly different from his previous work, foregoing instrumentals entirely. Instead, Wray, left with only one lung following a bout with tuberculosis in 1956, gives us his raw voice, full of spit and vinegar, as he blends elements of country, rock 'n' roll, roots, folk and gospel marked with fuzzy guitar and booming percussion.
released 21 JULY 2017
>CDs + Vinyl:

Nicole Atkins – Goodnight Rhonda Lee CD/LP (Single Lock)
Nicole Atkins is a rare artist whose timeless songwriting and raw, emotional voice spans decades - a miasma of faded glamour and nostalgic pop noir. Nicole's voice has always recalled a classic vinyl collection, a heir to the legacy of Roy Orbison, Lee Hazlewood, Sinatra, Aretha, Carole King and Candi Staton. However, she remains untethered to a decade or movement or the whim of the hipster elite. In order to capture the timelessness she sought for her fourth studio album
Goodnight Rhonda Lee, Nicole enlisted a modern day Wrecking Crew, Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, TX who had just risen to national acclaim as Leon Bridges' secret weapon, and co-writers like Chris Isaak and Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds).
>Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
– War Machine [A Netflix Original Film/OST] CD (Lakeshore)
Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds/Grinderman bandmate Warren Ellis composed the score for the Netflix film starring Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Topher Grace, and more. “Together we made a score that was both light and dark, propulsive and meditative at the same time. We developed a kind of ‘spiritual electronics’ that captured both the melancholy and the terrible absurdity of the Afghan war,” the two of them said.

>Dan Croll
– Emerging Adulthood CD/LP (Communion)
There are multiple moments on Dan Croll’s extraordinary second album, Emerging Adulthood, which may cause you to question his sanity. Press play on the riotous “One Of Us” and prepare for the album’s purest pop moment. Soak up the dreamy “January Comes Too Soon” and sense the spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire summoned alongside vintage soul. Delve as deep as you dare into the Tijuana-tinged “Away From Today” and discover what could be the sound of a shotgun blast and crystal raindrops nestled next to a nod to the Pearl & Dean theme. Elsewhere,
Emerging Adulthood sends languid lounge-jazz in to outer space, sets a metronome at the centre of a song, blends brass and breakbeats, finds common ground between the Beach Boys and ELO and Paul Simon and Pink Floyd and tells the tale of a phantom heart attack.
– Gammageddon CD/LP (Unique Leader)
The German death metal act returns after a five-year absence.

>Decrepit Birth
– Axis Mundi CD/2xLP (Nuclear Blast)
Awakening from a 7-year slumber, the newest offering from technical death metallers Decrepit Birth is entwined with musical athleticism and characteristic esoteric themes.
Axis Mundi was recorded at three different studios over the course of a year. The clarity, the power, the musicianship, and the brutality aren't vying for attention. They're in absolute harmony. The guitars are razor sharp yet spine-snappingly heavy. The drums are genre-defining, recalling what Sean Reinert, Gene Hoglan, and Steve Flynn did for Death and Atheist, respectively. And the bass has a great deep-end against the ceaselessly wicked rhythms. Tracks like “Hieroglyphic,” “Spirit Guide” and “The Sacred Geometry” wouldn't crush skulls and blow minds if it wasn't for the accomplished mixing and mastering of Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studios. The icing on the cake is the astonishing cover artwork that was made by renowned fantasy artist Dan Seagrave (Morbid Angel, Entombed, The Devil Wears Prada). [Limited blue and yellow splatter colored vinyl pressing also available.]
>Lana Del Rey
– Lust For Life CD (Interscope)
Along with an appearance by The Weeknd on the title track, Del Rey expanded her circle of collaborators on her upbeat new album,
Lust for Life, to include Sean Ono Lennon, hip-hop producer Boi-1da (Drake, Rihanna), and pop hitmakers Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran, Major Lazer) and Max Martin (Katy Perry, Ariana Grande), among others. As a result, Del Rey’s creative partners call Lust For Life her most diverse work to date. “There is a ton of hip-hop that’s infused,” Grant says. “But there are some [songs] that go back to her jazz and folk roots.” Says Nowels, “There’s hip-hop, piano songs, acoustic guitar songs, psychedelia.” Del Rey’s collaborators say she was well aware that listeners could use some positivity in 2017.
- Racing Time CD (Jullian)
Hailing from Los Angeles, DWNTWN was formed by singer Jamie Leffler and guitarist Robert Cepeda before later being joined by Daniel Vancieri on drums. Following the success of the song “Til Tomorrow” from the
DWNTWN EP, the band was likened to such artists as Ellie Goulding by the UK newspaper, The Guardian. Their blend of acoustic and electric guitar work, combined with prevalent drums surrounding Leffler’s vocals place their sound in the esteemed company of The Veronicas, Varuca Salt and Tegan and Sarah. Oscillating between emotionally-charged ballads and dancey indie jams, often within the same song, Leffler displays her impressive talents as both singer and songwriter with such sun-bleached tracks as “Drowning” and “Sticks And Stones” - a song which belongs on the playlist of every memory-making beach party of the summer.
>Sara Evans
- Words CD/LP (Born To Fly)
The first new album from the country singer in over three years was co-produced with Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts).

>Foster The People
– Sacred Hearts Club CD (Columbia)
Los Angeles, CA dance-pop outfit Foster The People incorporate '60s-inspired sounds and a psychedelic influence on their third studio effort
Sacred Hearts Club. “One of my favorite things about music is that it's unifying,” says frontman Mark Foster. “We wrote these songs to reflect joy in a time where people have needed it more than ever and we thought it was a good time to share them with you.” [Vinyl edition due August 11.]
>Sam Frazier Jr.
- Take Me Back CD/LP (Big Legal Mess)
In the story of southern soul, the studios of Memphis and Alabama's Muscle Shoals region loom large, effectively overshadowing other musical scenes in the South, including that of Birmingham, Alabama. A leading force in the soul movement there was Neal Hemphill, who set up his Sound Of Birmingham production studio in the basement of his plumbing shop in the mid- ‘60s and continued recording until a decade later, when health problems led him to sell the operation. A regular at the studio was Sam Frazier, Jr., whose power as a southern soul vocalist is captured here in recordings he made between 1969 and 1971.

>Lowell Fulson
- Classic Cuts 1946-1953 4xCD (JSP)
Lowell Fulson was one of the most creative figures in post war blues. These superb and rare early sides document how his career started with some amazingly good country blues stylings and then developed into the tough, small group rhythm & blues styling that took him through the 1950s.

- The Knife CD/LP+MP3 (Rise)
The Knife includes 13 catchy, energetic tracks that showcase the evolution of the punk/ska band. Goldfinger’s first new album since 2008’s Hello Destiny… features several notable guest appearances, including Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, Twenty One Pilots' Josh Dun, Mighty Mighty Boss Tones’ Nate Albert and ONE OK ROCK’s Takahiro Moriuchi among many others. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]
– Smoke Fire Hope Desire CD/LP (Washington Square/Concord)
“When Prince invited Darren Hart, aka Harts, to his Paisley Park mansion in 2014, he famously said, ‘He reminds me of me at that age.’ The praise could hardly be higher for the Melbourne singer/multi-instrumentalist, and while it would be hyperbolic to call him heir to the throne after Prince’s untimely death in April 2016, on Harts’ second LP he demonstrates the maturity, skill and range to show that he’s no flash in the pan. Where 2014 debut
Daydreamer was an electro-funk-dominated nod to his musical mentor – think Justin Timberlake with guitars – Smoke Fire Hope Desire is more purple haze than Purple One, with more gravelly riffs and fewer squiggly synth lines, surely concocted with live crowds in mind. Tracks like ‘All Rise’ and ‘Power’ are rollicking rock jams that combine chant-along choruses with Harts’ virtuosic shredding, while the smoky atmospherics of ‘Fear In Me’ and ‘Deeper The Hole’ reveal the musician’s broodier side, despite the overwhelmingly positive, self-empowering tone of his broad message.” – Rolling Stone
>In This Moment
– Ritual CD (Roadrunner)
Throughout history, art rejoices and revels in the wisdom of women. Within a deck of tarot cards, the High Priestess serves as the guardian of the unconscious. In Greek mythology, the old oracles celebrate the Mother Goddess. William Shakespeare posited portentous prescience in the form of Macbeth’s Three Witches. On their sixth full­length album
Ritual, In This Moment—Maria Brink [vocals, piano], Chris Howorth [lead guitar], Travis Johnson [bass], Randy Weitzel [rhythm guitar], and Kent Diimel [drums]—unearth a furious and focused feminine fire from a cauldron of jagged heavy metal, hypnotic alternative, and smoky voodoo blues. It’s an evolution. It’s a statement. It’s In This Moment 2017… “It’s like we’re going into the next realm,” asserts Maria. “I had a conviction of feeling empowered in my life and with myself. I always write from a personal place, and I needed to share that sense of strength. I’ve never been afraid to hold back. Sometimes, I can be very suggestive. However, I wanted to show our fans that this is the most powerful side of myself and it’s without overt sexuality. It’s that deeper serious fire inside of my heart.” “What Maria is saying comes from deep inside,” Chris affirms. “This time, we had a bunch of ideas started before we hit the studio. There was a really clear direction. It’s different.”
>Stu Larsen
– Resolute CD/LP (Nettwerk)
Singer-songwriter Stu Larsen’s 'Resolute' brings the self-professed vagabond’s experiences around the globe to life triggering feelings as if you were right there with him on his journey.

>Manchester Orchestra
– A Black Mile To The Surface CD/2xLP+MP3 (Loma Vista)
Manchester Orchestra has always prided themselves on their approach. The Atlanta-based band, led by singer/lyricist Andy Hull with Robert McDowell, had spent their career challenging each other to build a poignant, exhilarating narrative with each new album and EP. Since the beginning, each subsequent Manchester Orchestra album has been a grand statement for that specific moment in their career, originated in a desire to push themselves forward creatively. For a band on record number five and seeking innovation, how do you untangle yourself from the past? How do you write songs about being happy? Describing a rock record as “cinematic” usually implies a double-length, sprawling album with a full orchestra on every song; Manchester Orchestra's
A Black Mile To The Surface is cinematic in that it conjures worlds. There's magical surrealism at work, with songs about a boy with no ears (“The Alien”) and the father/sleeping child callback of “The Sunshine.” There's a story to parse here – three brothers, an abandoned wife and child, a mysterious journey through the depths of a miles-deep mine, a narrative of twists and turns, recurring characters, alternating timelines – but the songs and melodies stand on their own. [Deluxe colored 180gm vinyl edition, featuring an etching on the D-side, is also available.]
– Misplaced Childhood [Reissue/1985] 4xCD+Blu-ray/4xLP (Rhino)
As openings go, they don’t come any more enigmatic than the one that ushers in Marillion’s third album,
Misplaced Childhood. The concept album that was conceived during a 10-hour acid trip is widely regarded as the flagbearer for the entire ‘neo-prog’ movement and features the band’s two most famous singles “Kayleigh” and “Lavender”. Includes a new remaster and 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson presented in a case-bound book including a 60-page booklet with extensive liner notes.
>Damian Marley
– Stony Hill CD (Republic)
New album from the reggae star Marley (who just came off his contribution to Jay-Z’s
4:44 album on the song “Bam”).
>Declan McKenna
– What Do You Think About The Car? CD/LP (Sony)
Debut album from the 18-year-old alternative singer/songwriter and socially conscious artist. Of the album’s lead single, “Humongous,” Declan says, “this was the last song I wrote for the record, not to pick a favorite child, but I think this might be. Definitely a step in the direction I'm heading in. I love big powerful choruses that you can just scream and I wanted this to be one of those.” Other tracks on the album include the song “Listen To Your Friends,” produced by Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend; “Paracetamol,” produced by Neil Comber; and “Brazil,” produced by Max Marlow.

>Meek Mill
– Wins And Losses CD (Atlantic)
The Philly rapper’s new album features guest appearances from Lil Uzi Vert, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Young Thug, Rick Ross, The-Dream, Quavo, Future, Yo Gotti and more.

>Stanton Moore
- With You In Mind: The Songs Of Allen Toussaint CD/LP+MP3 (Cool Green)
New release from Galactic-drummer Stanton Moore with David Torkanowsky (keyboards) and James Singleton (bass) features an all-star cast: Cyril Neville, Jolynda Kiki Chapman, Nicholas Payton, Donald Harrison, Trombone Shorty, Maceo Parker, and Wendell Pierce.

>Mr. Big
- Defying Gravity CD (Frontiers)
Produced by Kevin Elson, who’s worked with Mr. Big on their classic albums from the Eighties and Nineties,
Defying Gravity features inspired songwriting, virtuosic musicianship and most importantly, tasty fretwork.” – Guitar World [Vinyl edition due August 18.]
>Billy Ocean
– Here You Are: The Music Of My Life CD (Sony Legacy)
10 new Billy Ocean performances alongside five of the classic hits that made him one of the most popular UK recording artists of the 1980s.

– 27861 CD (Stoney Creek)
Parmalee’s country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues covers the guys grew up hearing their families play.

– Leave Home (40th Anniversary Edition) [Reissue/1977] CD/3xCD+LP (Rhino)
Following on from the 40th Anniversary Deluxe version of the Ramones’ debut comes the expanded edition of the original punks’ second album – another 30 minute opus of buzzsaw rock. Released in January 1977,
Leave Home features a clutch of Ramones’ classics including “Swallow My Pride,” “Pinhead,” “Suzy Is A Headbanger,” “California Sun” (a hit for the Rivieras in the ‘60s) and of course the controversial “Carbona Not Glue.” Produced by Tony Bongiovi and Tommy Ramone, Leave Home also features the engineering talents of Ed Stasium, who would go on to work with the band over numerous other releases, and is on hand to compile this 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the album. Along with the remastered edition of the original album, this set includes a special 40th Anniversary Remaster Mix along with the Sundragon Rough Mix and other assorted mixes. A live set recorded at CBGB’s on 4/2/77 is also included, as well as a copy of the 40th Anniversary mix on vinyl.
>Chris Robinson Brotherhood
– Barefoot In The Head CD+LP (Silver Arrow)
The self-produced
Barefoot In The Head serves as the third collection of new material in only two years’ time for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. The album opens with the Americana funk of “Behold The Seer,” which sounds like something of a mission statement for the CRB. On the dreamy “She Shares My Blanket,” Robinson crafts cinematic scenes from a winter love affair in the mountains, while elegant pedal steel added by special guest Barry Sless on “Blonde Light Of Day” casts a warm, romantic haze and “Blue Star Woman” sounds like T-Rex dressed in overalls living on a West Coast commune. Throughout Robinson and Co. deftly intertwine country, blues and psychedelia, even channeling freewheeling ‘60s folk on “Hark The Herald Hermit Speaks,” a breakneck stream of consciousness that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. On the English psych inspired “Glow,” which Robinson calls “one of the most special things I've ever done in the studio,” The CRB are joined by the celebrated sarodist Alam Khan (son of the legendary Ali Akbar Khan).
>s a r a s a r a
– a m o r f a t i CD/2xLP (One Little Indian)
s a r a s a r a is a 29-year-old French woman who, by day, works as a project manager for an agency making mobile apps, and by night is a performer and musical artist whose recordings echo Björk’s recent declaration in the Guardian: “I build bridges between tech and the human things we do.” That’s what s a r a s a r a does (she remains surname-less because she wants to protect the day job and renders her name with spaces between the letters, because “it looks beautiful even though it’s really challenging for search engines”). She uses Ableton, Korg and Tenori-on, those must-haves for the modern at-home composer-producer, as well as various keyboards and African instruments.

>Shattered Sun
– The Evolution Of Anger CD (Victory)
“A whole lot of mosh. Despite sticking a touch too religiously to the entry-level metalcore handbook, Shattered Sun’s follow up to 2015’s
Hope Within Hatred still packs a considerable punch.” –
>Soul Remnants
- Ouroboros CD (Metal/E1)
Soul Remnants is a death metal quintet from Boston who aim aimed to combine the raw intensity of American death metal with Scandinavian black metal.

- Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets CD/2xLP (Europacorp)
A mix of score, original pop songs and existing famous songs. The amazing score is composed by well-known French composer Alexandre Desplat (
Harry Potter, Twilight, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Grand Budapest Hotel and many more). It was recorded in the prestigious Radio France Studio 104 with the National French Orchestra (97 musicians) and the Choeur de Radio France (40 choristers) and has a continuous and determining presence in the movie. [180gm blue and white colored vinyl pressing in gatefold jacket also available.]
– Sid & Nancy: Love Kills [Reissue/1986] CD/LP (Geffen)
Soundtrack to the 1986 biopic on the lives of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and girlfriend Nancy Spungen featuring songs from Clash founder Joe Strummer, former Pistols' bandmate Steve Jones, Velvet Underground's John Cale, plus contributions from The Pogues and Circle Jerks, as well as actor Gary Oldman.

>Straight No Chaser
– Six Pack: Volume 3 CDEP (Atlantic)
Six Pack: Volume 3 sees the world famous a cappella group cracking open a number of contemporary pop hits and rock classics, highlighted by “Sweet Dreams/HandClap” – their one-of-a-kind mash-up of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” and Fitz and the Tantrums’ “HandClap” – as well their show-stopping “Beyoncé Medley.” The new EP continues Straight No Chaser's long history of bringing their unique touch and inimitable vocal style to a stunning range of contemporary standards.
>Avey Tare
– Eucalyptus CD/2xLP+MP3 (Domino)
Eucalyptus is the new studio album written and produced by Animal Collective's Avey Tare. Conceived on Hawaiian mornings, written on a sunlit bedroom afternoon in Los Angeles, practiced in the dark early hours of the California twilight, recommended listening for dawn or dusk. Recorded by Animal Collective's Deakin (Josh Dibb), featuring chamber orchestration arranged by Eyvind Kang, musicians Angel Deradoorian and Jessika Kenney, Eucalyptus is an immersive album length electroacoustic movement through leaves, rocks and dust.
>Tau Cross
- Pillar Of Fire CD/LP (Relapse)
Tau Cross, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective revolving around Amebix bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, Voivod drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits Misery and War//Plague, return with their sophomore full-length.
Pillar Of Fire is comprised of dark folk witchery to industrial punk metal brutalism; a moody melting pot of Killing Joke's metallic post-punk and Motörhead's anthemic, hard rock with flourishes of traditional instrumentation and an infusion of 16th century English mysticism.
>Trapped Under Ice
– Heatwave CD/LP/Cassette (Pop Wig)
“Clocking in at just shy of 14 minutes across 11 blistering tracks, the band’s long-awaited third LP makes up for their six year absence in fitting style, with a barrage of blistering riffs and sizzling punk attitude.” –

>Tyler, The Creator
– Scum F**k Flower Boy CD (Sony)
14 new tracks - includes guest appearance from Frank Ocean, Rex Orange County, A$AP Rocky, and more.

>Various Artists
- Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965)
Jesus Rocked The Jukebox offers a spirited celebration of some of the most foundational songs in American musical history, tracing the evolution of the modern soul, R&B, and rock ‘n’ roll genres via the likes of The Blind Boys Of Alabama, The Swan Silvertones, The Staple Singers, Sam Cooke, and The Chosen Gospel Singers featuring Lou Rawls among many others.
>Vera Blue
– Perennial CD (Capitol)
Debut album by Australian electro-folk artist. “While there is a stylistic distinctiveness between individual tracks, the album is cohesive overall.
Perennial is an ambitious debut. It follows a narrative of the initial rawness of a relationship which is then transformed into a celebration of renewal and vivacity.” -- Beat
>Violent Femmes
- Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America CD (PIAS America)
Violent Femmes’ new live album,
2 Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged in America, includes rearranged classics, songs played live for the first time, spontaneous requests and random improvisations. While visiting radio stations to support their latest record I Can Do Anything, Violent Femmes and their talented backing band of multi-instrumentalists recorded this live record using special equipment and recording techniques to capture an ideal sound. “This is the first time we’ve delivered a full scale recording to the public which captures the sound and spirit of the band the way we play together when we’re working out songs in the hotel or dressing room,” says bassist Brian Ritchie. The intriguing vulnerability of a live show captured in a refined recording is unable to be matched by a polished studio session. Ritchie explains further, “This project refocuses attention upon the repertoire as a whole by stripping songs to their essentials, conveying them without artifice and removing them from any timelines. It’s the closest we’ve gotten to the essence of Violent Femmes.” [Vinyl edition due August 4.]
>Neun Welten
- The Sea I'm Diving In CD (Prophecy)
Third full-length release from the German dark folk collective.

– The Forest Seasons CD/LP (Nuclear Blast)
Since the band's inception in 2003 Wintersun has released two critically acclaimed full-length records, 2004's self-titled
Wintersun album and 2012's Time I, each of which blended elements of power metal, melodic death metal, neo-classical metal and black metal into their own genre. The Forest Seasons is Wintersun's third full length release, comprised of four sprawling tracks which clock in at thirteen plus minutes each. The new collection picks up on some of the atmospheric aspects of Time I while incorporating more aspects of the band's black and symphonic metal elements. [Limited mint-green splatter colored vinyl pressing also available.]

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Abuse Of Power
– When Then Becomes Now 7” (Triple B.)
Five songs featuring catchy riffs, singalongs, and raging breakdowns in the vein of Outspoken, Chain Of Strength, and Resurrection.

>The Beach Boys
– Surfer Girl [Reissue/1963] 2xLP (Analogue Productions)
The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds [Reissue/1966] 2xLP (Analogue Productions)
Limited 200gm 45RPM mono and stereo pressings.

>The Beach Boys
– Wild Honey [Reissue/1967] LP (Capitol)
Originally mixed in mono, The Beach Boys transitional 1967 album
Wild Honey is newly mixed in stereo for the very first time and pressed on 180gm vinyl.
>Bolt Thrower
– War Master [Reissue/1990] LP (Earache)
Originally released in 1990,
Warmaster cemented Bolt Thrower's reputation for delivering incredibly heavy war-obsessed death metal, propelling the band to the top of the genre alongside contemporaries such as Napalm Death, Morbid Angel and Entombed.
>The Bucking Mules
- Smoke Behind The Clouds LP (Free Dirt)
Straight-shooting stringband The Bucking Mules deliver American old-time music at it's pure and joyous best. Their new full-length record
Smoke Behind The Clouds features 17 mostly traditional songs treated with the Mules' characteristic throw-down groove.
– Homey LP+MP3 (Sumerian)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sophomore album from the instrumental progressive band.

– Doyle II: As We Die LP (Emp Label Group)
Limited green colored vinyl pressing. New release from former Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein.

- 3G LP (Dzang Recs)
14 tracks of weekend West Coast electronic rhythm, alternately soft and summery, downtempo and upscale. Gunther’s touch is heady, hi-fi, and healing, Pacific dreams for specific times.

– Their Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2 2xLP (Elektra)
Two of the best-selling albums of all time together on 180gm vinyl.

>Bill Frisell/Morgan Thomas
– Small Town 2xLP (ECM)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Small Town presents guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan in a program of duets, the poetic chemistry of their playing captured live at New York’s hallowed Village Vanguard.
>Fu Manchu
– California Crossing: Deluxe Edition [Reissue/2001] 3xLP (At The Dojo)
This deluxe gatefold 3xLP reissue of stoner rock legends Fu Manchu's classic 2001 album includes: their first demo for the release (recorded by Jim Rota of Fireball Ministry) with three unreleased songs and different arrangements of additional tracks; the second demo (recorded and mixed by Matt Hyde) with heavier and rawer versions of the final songs with “Planet Of The Ape Handler” included; and the official final Mammoth Records album remastered in 2017 for a fuller and heavier sound.

>Rodrigo Gallardo & Nicola Cruz
– El Origen 12” (Wonderwheel)
El Origen is a collaborative project between Chile's Rodrigo Gallano (Matanza) and Nicola Cruz (ZZK) exploring the folkloric musical traditions of South America. The A-side is comprised of original compositions written, played and sung by Rodrigo while Nicola Cruz remixes all the tracks on the B-side, giving the sons his signature deep electronic vibe.
– The Mountains Are Beautiful Now LP (Prophecy)
GlerAkur is the moniker Icelandic composer and sound designer Elvar Geir Sævarsson has chosen to represent the unique cinematic music he creates apart from his engagement as a sound engineer at the National Theater of Iceland. Icelandic for 'Glass Field', GlerAkur draws inspiration from post rock, drone and ambient music, as well as black and doom metal, blending and bending sound into hypnotic waves of dreamlike atmosphere that Rolling Stone hailed as “brutally irresistible,” calling for comparison to “Metallica covering the live half of Pink Floyd's 1969 album
>Imagine Dragons
– Evolve LP (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Las Vegas quartet returns with their vibrant third album. Billboard called lead single “Believer” ‘a whimsical-yet-authoritative anthem” while TIME backs up the claim calling it “another showstopper.”

>The Indoor Garden Party
– The Musical LP (Model 101)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Curated by principal songwriter Russell Crowe, The Indoor Garden Party currently features Canadian folk rock hero Alan Doyle and chart-topping producer Carl Falk, as well as master vocalists Scott Grimes and Samantha Barks. Free from conventional restraints, their ever-growing songbook spans a variety of genres including pop, soul, rock and folk.

>The Kickback
- Weddings & Funerals LP (Jullian/Inkind Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Kickback immediately enter the front ranks of contemporary rock ‘n' roll with
Weddings & Funerals, a furious, exhilarating, and deeply emotional collection that somehow captures all of the shared experiences that bring us together – joy and sorrow, unity and separation, love and hate, life its own self. Produced by Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello, Wavves), the album sees singer-songwriter Billy Yost rending his chest to bare his own dark heart while grappling with intense personal trauma.
>The Denny Laine Band with Ron Pullman
– Meant To Be / Over The Horizon LP (Ron Pullman Music)
Denny Laine, Wings-man for Paul McCartney and front man for The Moody Blues debut album,
The Magnificent Moodies, has put his musical pen to paper for the first time in years.
>Limbonic Art
– Spectre Abysm LP (Spinefarm)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Norway's black metal masters make their long awaited return with their first new album in almost eight years.

>Clint Mansell
- Black Mirror: San Junipero [OST] LP (Lakeshore)
In October 2016 Netflix debuted the six-episode third season of
Black Mirror. This season featured an amazing array of composers including Max Richter (Nosedive), Bear McCreary (Nosedive), Alex Heffes (Shut Up And Dance), Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow (Men Against Fire), and Martin Phipps (Hated In The Nation). Composed by Clint Mansell, the beloved fourth episode, San Junipero, takes place in a seaside town in 1987. Two pressings: Limited purple colored and limited picture disc.
– Moloch [Reissue/1969] LP (Stax)
A supremely successful combination of rock, hard blues, psychedelic acid-washed guitar solos, and blue eyed soul, Moloch is a prime example of the wildly eclectic music coming from Memphis at the time. 180gm.

>Napalm Death
– From Enslavement To Obliteration [Reissue/1988] LP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of the grindcore band’s last album to feature vocalist Lee Dorrian and guitarist Bill Steer and the first to include Shane Embury on bassist.

>Oh Wonder
– Ultralife LP (Republic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sophomore album from the British synth-pop duo.

>Carl Perkins
- The Best Of The Sun Records Sessions LP (ORG Music)
Prime selections of Carl Perkins’ material from his time at the legendary Sun Record Company in Memphis. The recordings have been remastered for vinyl. The album includes favorites like Roll Over Beethoven, Blue Suede Shoes, and Only You. [Limited cream colored vinyl pressing also available.]

- Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reich's Music For Pieces Of Wood LP (Totally Gross Nation)
Blazing a trail across the modern musical landscape with three albums of dark, personally political pop, Poliça has distorted the conventions of production and form to create deeply affecting songs that claw into your consciousness. This fourth release, a collaboration with Berlin-based neoclassical powerhouse s-t-a-r-g-a-z-e, dives further into the creative form that Poliça has developed since its inception. Taking minimalist pioneer Steve Reich's
Music For Pieces Of Wood as a basis and corrupting its polyrhythms across a continuous twenty minutes, the recording pushes the boundaries of both artists in a truly engrossing and transportive collaboration. Etched vinyl.
>The Pursuit Of Happiness
– Brave New Waves Session LP (Artoffact)
Exploding onto the Canadian rock scene with
I'm An Adult Now, The Pursuit of Happiness went on to sell over 100,000 copies of their debut album. This recording of the Pursuit of Happiness' Brave New Waves Session is taken from the original CBC Archives' tape and remastered at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal, by Harris Newman. [Limited green colored vinyl pressing also available.]
– OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 3xLP+Cassette+MP3 (XL)
This Deluxe Boxed Edition features a black box emblazoned with a dark image of a burned copy of
OK Computer containing three heavyweight 180 gram black 12” vinyl records and a hardcover book containing more than thirty artworks (many of which have never been seen before) and full lyrics to all the tracks (except the ones that haven’t really got any lyrics). Under this weighty tome are yet more surprises: a notebook containing 104 pages from Thom Yorke’s library of scrawled notes of the time, a sketchbook containing 48 pages of Donwood and Tchock’s “preparatory work” and a C90 cassette mix tape compiled by the band, taken from OK Computer session archives and demo tapes.
>Ras Kass
– Soul On Ice [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Priority)
Vinyl reissue of the acclaimed debut album by West Coast emcee Ras Kass. The album's title is a reference to Black Panther member Eldridge Cleaver's 1968 book
Soul On Ice.
>The Regrettes
– Feel Your Feelings, Fool! LP (WB)
Released last January on CD – now available on vinyl. Perfectly imperfect - that’s one way to describe L.A. based punk act, The Regrettes. Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Courtney Barnett or Karen O -- with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of ‘50s and ‘60s acts a la The Temptations or Buddy Holly -- the four piece create infectious, punk driven tracks. Lead by outspoken front woman, Lydia Night, and comprised of Genessa Gariano on guitar, Sage Chavis on bass and drummer Maxx Morando, the group have left the rock scene floored, managing to capture the hearts of jaded rock critics while opening for acts like Sleigh Bells, Kate Nash, Jack Off Jill, Bleached, Pins and more. With a handful of singles released, the group have already caught the attention from outlets like NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, The Observer, Vogue, Noisey and more, with NYLON heralding them as a “punk act you should be listening to.”

>Roxy Music
– Avalon [Reissue/1982] LP (Virgin)
Vinyl reissue of the eighth and final studio album by Roxy Music.
Avalon is widely considered one of their finest albums and filled with lush, elegant soundscapes that are far removed from the edgy pop of their early recordings. Features the singles “More Than This”, “Avalon”, and “Take A Chance With Me”.
>Omar Souleyman
– To Syria, With Love LP (Mad Decent)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
To Syria, With Love is the third album from Syrian musician Omar Souleyman. The album is a departure musically and lyrically from his previous material, with focus on more elaborate keyboard and techno elements. Completely setting politics aside, Souleyman consciously shares this personal ode to his native country with an emphasis on his emotional connection to the land and people but not without heartache in view of the nation's current state. “It's been six years I've been away, and I'm tired of looking for home and asking about my loved ones. My soul is wounded and it's like having dust in my eyes,” Souleyman says. Limited colored vinyl pressing.
- Walk The Line [2005] LP (Craft)
First-time vinyl edition. Joaquin Phoenix delivers a fiery collection of Johnny Cash's most memorable songs on this Grammy-winning soundtrack. Producer T-Bone Burnett navigated Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and their fellow cast members through new recordings of classic country and rockabilly tunes. With additional tracks by Tyler Hilton, Johnathan Rice, Shooter Jennings and Waylon Payne, this album serves as a lively tribute and worthy companion to Cash's original works.

>Sun Of The Sleepless
– To The Elements LP (Prophecy)
Sun Of The Sleepless – Shadows Past LP (Prophecy)
Sun Of The Sleepless is the solo project of Schwadorf (aka Markus Stock), the mastermind behind two of Prophecy Productions' most popular acts, Empyrium and The Vision Bleak. The band creates poetic black metal dirges that twist with cold, raw atmospheres..

>Teenage Bottlerocket
– Stealing The Covers LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Teenage Bottlerocket s put their pogo-punk stamp on 14 cover songs. Instead of going the traditional route of covering well-known hits, TBR take the opposite approach by putting their unique twist on songs from obscure and unsigned acts that have caught their fancy over the years. The result is just as satisfying as any of their original work, packed with pop-punk power and ear catching melody from start to finish.

>Ten Foot Pole
– Setist LP (Cyber Tracks)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New recordings of eleven of the melodic punk band’s old songs, plus two new tracks.

– Abominationz [2012] LP (Majik Ninja)
Four and a half years after its initial release,
Abominationz is available for the first time on vinyl. Limited edition picture disc pressing.
>Various Artists
– The Passion Of Charlie Parker 2xLP (Impulse!)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On this Impulse! Release, Charlie Parker's music is uniquely re-imagined by living legends of the modern jazz scene. Produced by Larry Klein, and including artists like Ben Monder, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot, and Gregory Porter, this 'musical play' follows the narrative arc of Bird’s life.

>The White Noise
– AM/PM LP+MP3 (Fearless)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Southern CA's The White Noise have launched an audio assault onto the scene with their brand of kinetic, heavy-hitting tunes, packing a high dose of punk aesthetic. Limited white and purple colored vinyl pressing.

>Kathryn Williams & Anthony Kerr
– Resonator LP (One Little Indian)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “Look past the quite frankly not-very-good cover art for
The Resonator, and you will find an interesting leftwards turn in folk singer/songwriter Kathryn Williams’ career. She has set aside her own material and embraced the vibraphone of Anthony Kerr: together, the pair have taken on a set of jazz standards, making them into something new.” – Norman UK
>Yoke Lore
– Goodpain EP 10” (Independent Label Alliance)
Brooklyn-based Yoke Lore is the new musical venture of Adrian Galvin (Yellerkin, Walk The Moon). Yoke Lore layers the harmonies of Panda Bear, the soulful beats of M83, and the modern pop of Blackbird Blackbird to tell the stories of how we are bound. Bone colored vinyl.
released 14 JULY 2017
>CDs + Vinyl:
>The Americans – I’ll Be Yours CD/LP (Loose)
Having started out as a roots band enthralled by pre-war American country and blues, The Americans have evolved into a blistering amalgamation of those influences, injected with a fiery blue-collar rock 'n' roll attitude, absorbing and reconfiguring the history of American music from Chuck Berry and Tom Waits to Bruce Springsteen. The band was plucked from obscurity by Jack White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford to appear in the PBS documentary series
American Epic.
– Mind Twister [Reissue/1978] CD/LP (Odion Livingstone)
An essential reissue from the Nigerian archives, the Afro-funk rarity
Mind Twister.
>Applewood Road
- Applewood Road CD/LP+MP3 (Gearbox)
Applewood Road is singer-songwriters Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace, who first met in Nashville in September 2014 where they wrote and recorded the song entitled “Applewood Road.” Six months later they reconvened to write twelve more songs and turn this exciting new collaboration into a full album project which was received to critical acclaim in 2016. The LP version is a limited package for the US market with an exclusive 7” single featuring “Losing My Religion” and “My Dear Companion” recorded live at Union Chapel in London. “Losing My Religion” also features as an extra track on the US version of the CD.

– Up In Arms CD/LP (Metal Blade)
At its purest, there is little that can match the visceral thrill and empowering spirit of hardcore. As frontman of New York City hardcore kings Cro-Mags, this is something John Joseph knows very well, and with
Up In Arms, he and his Bloodclot compatriots deliver a furious collection that hits hard on every level. “In this band we’re doing what each of us have always done: give it our all,” he states plainly. Every track lives up to the rallying cry of the album’s title – the bursts of high energy hardcore act as the perfect accompaniment to Joseph setting his sights on injustice and the seemingly endless flaws of the contemporary world. From the moment the opening title track explodes to life, it’s clear that everyone involved is having a blast and playing from the heart, and that this is no frills / no bullsh*t music at its most passionate – every song evoking mental images of utter chaos in a heaving mosh pit.
– Zone On Nine CD/LP (Beevine)
The second album from Chicago-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bonzie,
Zone On Nine pulls off the sublime feat of feeling both intensely intimate and otherworldly in scope. “All of my songs basically start as a conversation I’m having with myself alone in my room,” says 21-year-old Nina Ferraro, who’s created under the moniker of Bonzie since age 17. “It’s how I process and interpret things that have happened to me or in life in general; it’s my way of trying to understand the world.” Throughout Zone On Nine, Ferraro eschews the confessional singer-songwriter approach and claims her role as a fiercely honest observer and commentator who delivers her lyrics with powerful abandon. Kaleidoscopic in texture and spiked with startling intensity, the album opens with the jagged guitar riffs and measured fury of “Crescent.” That intensity sustains for the dusky urgency of songs like “Combback,” and for the synth-laced title track’s anthemic determination. “I think we’re here to experience things and express our experience, and to notice and enjoy how we each have our own different perspective,” says Ferraro. “I feel obligated to participate in life that way, on a very visceral level. To me there’s a rhythm that already exists in the world, and I want to be a part of that.”
- Dear CD/2xLP+MP3 (Sargent House)
In the 25th year of their existence Boris deliver an album they describe as “heavenly-far beyond heavy.” Though Boris has traversed a broad swath of sonic territories, they have always been consistent in their embracing of excess, pushing their myriad of approaches and stylistic forays to points of intoxicating absurdity.

>Breakfast Muff
- Eurgh! CD/LP (Nuclear Blast)
Debut full physical album from the Glasgow three-piece. 13 tracks of in your face vitriolic punk thrash.

>Cyrus Chestnut
– There’s A Sweet, Sweet Spirit CD (HighNote)
A decorated veteran of the Betty Carter Trio, pianist Cyrus Chestnut came out the experience relatively unscathed with a style and directive clearly his own. It's one steeped in the gospel church traditions of his native Baltimore, but also enlivened by an open ear aimed at a multitude of other influences. He has enjoyed stints with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Vanessa Williams, Freddie Hubbard and Joe Lovano. He also speaks fondly of his valuable tenures with vocalists Jon Hendricks and Joe Williams. With the fleetness of Bud Powell and his own distinctive two-handed lushly impressionistic harmonies, Cyrus offers an imaginative set with his long-time friends Buster Williams and Lenny White. Together they breathe new life into the venerable jazz piano trio format.

>Alex Chilton
– Baton Rouge 1985 CD (Klondike)
The entire Louisiana Public Broadcast (WLPB) of Alex Chilton performing live at the VFW Hall, Baton Rouge on September 27th, 1985.

– The Spectrum CD (BMG/The End)
Daley is a singer, songwriter and recording artist hailing from Manchester, UK. A British boy who grew up on the sounds of Prince, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Radiohead and Oasis - Daley first became prominent after co-writing and featuring on the Gorillaz hit “Doncamatic” under the wing of the band's creator Damon Albarn in London. He has since become one of the UK's most respected musical exports, recording and touring on both sides of the Atlantic and working with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Miguel, Jessie J, Emeli Sande, Maxwell, Jill Scott and Marsha Ambrosius. “Daley, intentionally or unintentionally, has curated an intriguing imagery around him. He goes solely by his surname as his stage moniker. He has an iconic aesthetic — round glasses, perfectly coiffed ginger hair — and an even more iconic voice: His inimitable falsetto has ultimately separated him as a matchless talent, and one that should not be ignored; in short, he has firmly planted himself within the music industry as an artist worthy of note.” – Atwood Magazine

– Sodium CD/LP+MP3 (Jagjaguwar)
After a string of well-received 7" releases on labels like Suicide Squeeze and Die Slaughterhaus, Dasher songs new and old have finally been smelted down into their debut album,
Sodium. Dasher knifes out the chop-crunch guitar of latter-day post-punk with a seething screech echoing the hardest horizons of the early 90's underground.
- Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising CD (Spinefarm)
Dayseeker's conceptual third full-length album maintains an inimitable and infectious intensity while representing a marked evolution for the Orange County group. Since 2012, the group has quietly sent shockwaves throughout the scene. The DNA of this story is an amalgam of the coma suffered by a friend of Rory Rodriguez's ex-girlfriend, Alex Garland's book
The Coma, and Boys Night Out's 2005 concept record Trainwreck – a personal favorite of the frontman. [Vinyl edition due August 18.]
>The Dears
- Times Infinity Volume Two CD/LP (Dangerbird/Paperbag)
Following 2015’s
Times Infinity Volume One, The Dears’ new album, Times Infinity Volume Two, is the darker side of the two-part release. The band, led by husband-and-wife duo Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak, recorded Times Infinity Volume Two in a similar two-year span that they recorded Volume One. Propelled by driving bass-lines, fractious early single “Of Fisticuffs” doubles down on the propulsive agitation of Times Infinity's first installment, typifying the universal, everyday tightrope of choosing which battles to fight. For Lightburn and Yanchak, a sense of protecting what's important runs deep through Volume Two, though rendered with disarming tenderness.
– Juniper Road CD (Pavement Music
Juniper Road is the first new album from Dishwalla since the band reformed in 2008 with new vocalist Justin Fox.
>DJ Stingray
– Kern Vol. 4 CD/2xLP (Tresor)
For the fourth instalment in Tresor's
Kern mix series, DJ Stingray (Urban Tribe/Drexciya) presents a device for decoding time in all directions, a sonic prism that refracts our senses into auxiliary components of a total future-rush. With a far-reaching selection that has been worked into his own unique form, DJ Stingray wraps the listener's vertigo around a gritty pneumatic bump with high-velocity swing.
>Don Drummond
– Don Cosmic CD/2xLP+MP3 (Studio One)
Don Cosmic is a new Studio One compilation that chronicles the legacy and influence of Don Drummond, one of Jamaica's most legendary performers during the ska era. This collection features a handful of Don Drummond rarities, many of which have never been featured on prior albums. You can hear Drummond's timeless sound all across the Studio One catalog, and Don Cosmic is the perfect vehicle for shedding light on the trombonist's unrivaled legacy
- Nightmare Future CD/LP (Relapse)
Just in time for the end of civilization as we know it, old-school grindcore barges back with a vengeance in the form of Expulsion. Across seven songs and fourteen minutes of throat-shredding vocals, relentless blast beats, buzzsaw riffs and raw bass tones, Expulsion will leave you horrified with their vile brand of classic, ‘80s sickness.

>Art Feynman
– Blast Off Through The Wicker CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
Blast Off Through The Wicker documents Art Feynman looking for life in the lifeless, questioning what it means to be living. There is a calm, disciplined pocket to be felt in everything Feynman does; krautrock slink, staccato bounce, and pentatonic bursts of Nigerian Highlife fuzz pour on the temporal canvas with unquestionable ease, never falling in the wrong place.
>French Montana
– Jungle Rules CD (Epic)
The rapper’s new set boasts a bevy of guests including the Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Future, Travis Scott, T.I., Quavo, Young Thug and more.

>Gospel Youth
- Always Lose CD (Rise)
Formed in 2014, the UK-based pop-punk group have shared the stage with Mallory Knox, Deaf Havana, Hands Like Houses and more.
Always Lose features10 powerful, anthemic tracks that are sure to attract the interest of pop-punk aficionados.
>Derek Gripper
– Libraries On Fire CD (Wrasse)
Master guitarist Derek Gripper furthers his exploration of works from Mali’s great kora maestros; Toumani Diabaté, Ballaké Sissoko and Sekou Batourou Kouyate, creating a new form of classical guitar music out of Africa’s richest musical traditions.

>Philippe Hallais
– An American Hero CD/2xLP (Modern Love)
Philippe takes inspiration from the TV biopics of high-performance athletes for an album of exceptional emotive impact; somewhere between pastiche, tragedy, and electronic futurism. Fascinated by the sports documentaries mass-produced by the US TV channel ESPN, Hallais transcribed and amplified its dramatic recipes. These form the material of tearful soap operas which develop the same narrative ad nauseam; the rise to the top, the betrayal, decline, salvation, comeback, and ultimately, nostalgia and regret.

– Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume CD/LP (Relapse)
Known for being one of the most incendiary and influential bands in hardcore and modern metal history, apocalyptic heavy music icons Integrity return with their highly anticipated twelfth studio album
Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume. A conceptual foretelling of the final days of Armageddon, Howling... is a manifestation of Pentecostal nightmares and religious depravities, wrought with fire and brimstone sermons and occult prophecies bathed in waves of destruction. Now with almost 30 years of creating dark and terrifying anthems under their belt, Integrity have honored their past musical legacy while fearlessly moving forward into unchartered territory on what is undoubtedly their most elaborate and ambitious effort to date.
>Island People
– Island People CD/2xLP (Raster Music)
Island People is a new band project consisting of mastering engineer Conor Dalton, Grammy award winning producer David Donaldson, musician and DJ Graeme Reedie, and guitarist Ian "Chippy" Maciennan. On their first self-titled record, they present their collaborative work that evolved over the past three years via long-distance collaboration, wherein their delicate sound structures, field recordings, and other sound sources were heavily processed and rendered unrecognizable.

>Jonathan Jackson + Enation
– Anthems For The Apocalypse CD (MRI Associated)
Anthems For The Apocalypse is a fast paced, cinematic 10 song alt-rock record that revives the raw passion of the early ‘90s grunge movement.
>Japanese Breakfast
– Soft Sounds From Another Planet CD/LP+MP3 (Dead Oceans)
Japanese Breakfast's
Soft Sounds From Another Planet is less of a concept album about space exploration so much as it is a mood board come to life. Over the course of 12 tracks, Michelle Zauner explores a sonic landscape of her own design, one that's big enough to contain her influences. There are songs on this album that recall the pathos of Roy Orbison's ballads, while others could soundtrack a cinematic drive down one of Blade Runner's endless skyways. Zauner's voice is capacious; one moment she's serenading the past, the next she's robotically narrating a love story over sleek monochrome, her lyrics more pointed and personal than ever before. While Psychopomp was a genre-spanning introduction to Japanese Breakfast, this visionary sophomore album launches the project to new heights. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]
>The Kickback
- Weddings & Funerals CD (Julian)
The Kickback immediately enter the front ranks of contemporary rock ‘n' roll with
Weddings & Funerals, a furious, exhilarating, and deeply emotional collection that somehow captures all of the shared experiences that bring us together – joy and sorrow, unity and separation, love and hate, life its own self. Produced by Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello, Wavves), the album sees singer-songwriter Billy Yost rending his chest to bare his own dark heart while grappling with intense personal trauma. [Vinyl edition due July 21.]
– Love CDEP (RCA)
Debut solo EP from the Pentatonix singer-songwriter.

>Anton Kubikov
– Whatness CD/LP (Kompakt)
Weaving airy and iridescent sonic tapestry,
Whatness takes up where Kubikov’s excellent contributions to Kompakt's Pop Ambient compilations left off.
– Also Sprach Zarathustra CD/LP (Mute)
Also Sprach Zarathustra is an update of the music Laibach created for the play, directed by Matjaž Berger for the Anton Podbevšek Theatre (APT) in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.
>k.d. lang
– Ingénue (25th Anniversary Edition) [Reissue/1992] 2xCD/2xLP (Nonesuch)
Expanded 25th Anniversary edition released to celebrate the double platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning album's silver anniversary. This double-disc set includes remastered versions of the album's original ten tracks, including its huge hit “Constant Craving,” along with eight previously unreleased performances from Lang's 1993
MTV Unplugged episode.
>The Last Four Digits
– Don’t Move CD/LP+CD (Family Vineyard)
The Last Four Digits were a pioneering Indiana new wave band, gigging steadily between 1980 and 1982. Two versions of the band existed, both are documented here. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

>Jim Lawrie
- Slacker Of The Year CD/LP+MP3 (Barely Dressed)
Melbourne's finest purveyor of heartbroken folk-rock, Jim Lawrie is a songwriting gem. On record and live, his performances are gorgeous and Jim's trademark vocal purity is a highlight; melodic, harmonious, warm and human.
Slacker Of The Year is the culmination of years of creative introspection, Lawrie's own stunning take on the building blocks of classic rock and folk.
>JoAnna Lee
- So Free CD (Cutmore)
With its ear catching, beautiful melodies and heartfelt, memorable lyrics
So Free is a remarkably confident debut. With an astonishingly, explosive voice, JoAnna brings soul-filled country tracks such as the lead single “The Real Thing” and the emotionally heartbreaking “Drinking By Myself.”
>The Linecutters
– Anthill CD/LP (Slope)
The Linecutters play a killer punk style with tinges of ska and metal weaving their way into the blend of early '80s and new school hardcore sounds.

– Beneath This Shroud, The Earth Erodes CD (Prosthetic)
Minneapolis dwellers Cole Benson, Chad Padelford and Tim Leick first got together in 2013 playing instrumental post rock. It wasn't long after that the trio's influences of Eyehategod, the Melvins, Boris, Tool, Evoken and Mournful Congratulation began to manifest naturally through their music creating a more sonically cathartic endeavor. By the Fall of 2016, Livid began work on their debut album,
Beneath This Shroud, The Earth Erodes. The political climate of that time, combined with various struggles each member had, helped create an extremely dark, extremely moody, heavy and angry sounding album. [Vinyl edition due August 11.]
>Charles Lloyd New Quartet
– Passin’ Through CD/2xLP (Blue Note)
Saxophonist, flutist, composer, and jazz mystic Charles Lloyd's latest Blue Note offering is a passionate live recording that marks the 10th anniversary of his acclaimed and enduring New Quartet featuring pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Eric Harland, a simpatico unit that teems with intuition, contemplation and playfulness. The album is a dynamic seven-song collection of Lloyd compositions old and new.

>Lo Tom
– Lo Tom CD/LP (Barsuk)
Lo Tom is made up of David Bazan (Pedro The Lion), Trey Many (Velour 100, Starflyer 59), TW Walsh (Pedro The Lion, The Soft Drugs), and Jason Martin (Starflyer 59). Recorded over two different sessions when they could find the time to spare, the four friends gathered with half-formed riffs and beats to see what would come out of it. The album’s thematic direction is loose and conceptual. The melodies recall Pedro The Lion and TW Walsh, the guitars sparkle with hints of Starflyer 59, and the songs hurtle through the major keystones of guitar rock tight conversation between percussion and guitar, heavy fuzz, and some genuinely joyful breakdowns that give way to catharsis.

>Lourdes Rebels
– Lolita CD/LP (Aagoo)
Lourdes Rebels is a duo from Parma, in the north of Italy. They play toy-keyboards, samplers, electric and bass guitars, drum-machines and filtered microphones.

>Royce Lovett
– Love & Other Dreams CD (Motown)
New album from Motown Gospel recording artist. This genre-bending collection of music organically fuses hip-hop, soul and rock to showcase Lovett's unmistakable voice, guitar-driven melodies, and profound lyricism with a unique urban flair.

>Nick Lowe
– Nice The Knife [Reissue/1982] CD/LP (Yep Roc)
Nick Lowe – The Abominable Showman [Reissue/1983] CD/LP (Yep Roc)
Nick The Knife is Lowe's third solo LP, and his first since the 1981 breakup of his band Rockpile. However, the record still has several Rockpile ties, as Lowe's former bandmates Billy Bremner and Terry Williams play on the album. The Abominable Showman was recorded with his post-Rockpile touring band Noise To Go. Following the blueprint of Rockpile, the band also featured a second lead vocalist in erstwhile Ace frontman Paul Carrack and had been featured on the Lowe-produced Carrack album, Suburban Voodoo.
– Lucky+Love CD/LP (Lucky+Love)
Los Angeles-based duo Lucky+Love present their self-titled debut album. Across eight electrified tracks they successfully incorporate synth-heavy bass with polyphonic harmonies and crystalline vocals, which propels the music into trance-inducing territory.

– Live In San Francisco CD/LP (Castleface)
Next up on Castle Face's
Live In San Francisco series: France's most prolific and distorted rock 'n' roll band.
>Russell Malone
– Time For The Dancers CD (HighNote)
With this, his third outing as a leader on HighNote guitar master Russell Malone returns with his talented quartet, featuring the potent pianism of Rick Germanson, the solid underpinnings of Luke Sellick on bass, and drummer-extraordinaire Willie Jones III. Malone possesses phenomenal technique, a warm luminous tone, an innate sense of swing, and his distinctive chording.
Time For The Dancers consists of a wide range of songs including funk, ballads, uptempo hard bop performances and even a pop tune and a TV theme.
– Kinder Versions CD/2xLP (Bella Union)
Icelandic bands often resemble a force of nature, and Mammút ("mammoth") is no exception. What's more, the quintet's spectacular new album
Kinder Versions is exactly the kind of volcanic presence sorely lacking in 21st century rock. Likewise their unpredictable and uncategorizable shapeshifting sound, like a very modern twist on psychedelia.
>The Memories
– Royal United Song Service CD/2xLP+MP3/Cassette (Burger)
Royal United Song Service was created by The Memories (featuring members of White Fang, Colleen Green, Free Weed, Unkle Funkle, Totally You, Jerry Rogers and more) to raise funds for their first European tour. Through this service The Memories created custom, made-to-order tunes about any topic or theme and with any lyrics, chords or time-signatures for the low, low price of $100. Everyone has a song inside them and this double album speaks to that -- the Memories making songs about other people's memories.
>Natalie Merchant
– The Natalie Merchant Collection 10xCD (Nonesuch)
The Natalie Merchant Collection comprises ten discs, including all eight of her solo studio albums from the past three decades. A ninth disc, Butterfly, is a new studio set featuring four new songs and six reinterpreted selections from her catalog, all arranged for string quartet. The final disc is Rarities, a collection of fifteen rare and previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1998 and 2017, which offers a unique view of Merchant's creative experimentation through home studio demos, album outtakes, live tracks, and collaborations with diverse artists like Billy Bragg, David Byrne, The Chieftains, Cowboy Junkies, and Amy Helm.
>Mr. Flannery And His Feelings
– Try Your Hardest CD/LP (Rhyme & Reason)
Mr. Flannery's first album as a frontman is a repository of everything he's learned in a lifetime spent on the creative edge of show-business. The songs on the set reflect the breadth of his taste: here he pulls effortlessly and with equal confidence from new wave, punk, island music, reflective acoustic singer-songwriters of the '70s, exuberant electro-funk acts of the '80s, and the willfully obscure and quietly confrontational college rock of the 1990s.
Try Your Hardest includes the overdriven, swaggering glam-rock stomp of "NYC CITY", the ruminative reggae of "Embers Of Dead Fires", and the anxious Cars-like party-starter "Dance Of Love" -- all unified by Mr. Flannery's personality, vision, and distinctive sense of humor, too.
>Mura Masa
– Mura Masa CD (Downtown)
Prince-style wired funk sits next to trap with tropical-inflected house and acoustic balladry intertwined across the record. It's singularly Mura Masa's vision of what pop music should look like in 2017.
Mura Masa features an extraordinarily diverse mix of collaborators: ranging from Damon Albarn, Christine & The Queens and Charli XCX to A$AP Rocky, Desiigner, Jamie Lidell, A. K. Paul, and affiliates of Alex's own Anchor Point family (like Nao, Bonzai and Tom Tripp). [Vinyl edition due August 4.]
>Nick Murphy
– Missing Link CDEP/12”+MP3 (Downtown)
Murphy’s first release since announcing last fall that he’ll record and perform under his given name and step away from his Chet Faker moniker.

>David Nance
– Do The Negative Boogie CD/LP (Ba Da Bing!)
David Nance, Omaha veteran of warble and hiss, returns with Negative Boogie, his concoction of chug, throb and greasy swagger. It's a bit like Canned Heat but with Pere Ubu's queasy rhythms and someone playing five finger fillet with Swell Maps.

>Night Argent
– The Fear CDEP (Cooking Vinyl)
Night Argent is an alternative pop/rock band hailing from Washington State. Their music combines flawless musical talent and infectious pop melodies with the high-energy live performance of an anthemic rock powerhouse.

– Somewhere Between The Light CD/LP (Hospital Productions)
The Nu:Logic duo return with their combined genius to present a second full-length collaborative effort. As two pioneers of the signature Hospital sound, brothers Nu:Tone and Logistics have become influencers and tastemakers in the genre with a deep back-catalogue of smooth, soulful, liquid drum & bass.

>Offa Rex
– The Queen Of Hearts CD/LP (Nonesuch)
The Queen Of Hearts is the debut album from Offa Rex, an adventurous new project featuring English singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists. Produced and recorded by Tucker Martine (Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case) and Colin Meloy at Martine's studio in Portland, OR, and mostly arranged by Chaney, the album’s 13-tracks draw largely on traditional English-Irish-Scottish repertoire to create a transatlantic musical conversation that flirts with psychedelia and folk rock while maintaining its own inimitable identity. From the heady harpsichord swirl that engulfs album opener “The Queen Of Hearts” to the warm, delicate drone of “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” or the cold, grey riff that heralds “Sheepcrook And Black Dog,” it's evident that Offa Rex is different indeed, upending its folk roots and imbuing these songs with exploratory verve.
>Oh Wonder
– Ultralife CD (Republic)
Sophomore album from the British synth-pop duo. [Vinyl edition due July 21.]

>Nick Oliveri
– N.O. Hits At All Vol. 2 CD/LP (Heavy Psych Sounds)
The second volume of
N.O. Hits At All, featuring Nick Oliveri in various bands. Vol. 2 features The Dwarves, Royale Daemons, Turbonegro, The You Know Who, Kyuss, and Lightnin' Woodcock.
>Yoko Ono
– Fly [Reissue/1973] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Secretly Canadian)
Yoko Ono – Approximately Infinite Universe [Reissue/1973] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Secretly Canadian)
Yoko Ono – Feeling The Space [Reissue/1973] CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
What you hear on
Fly is Yoko Ono's disarming combination of opacity and visceral, personal transparency in full bloom. It's one of the most unbridled, most captivating soul albums ever made. And that's right where she wants you: vulnerable, wide open to any-and-everything, ready to have your world tipped onto its head. There's a fury at the core of Yoko Ono's 1973 rock opus Approximately Infinite Universe that was not apparent on previously recorded efforts. Ono has always been a master of turning pain and sadness into art, but here, there's a clenched-fist intensity that sets it apart in her deep, unparalleled catalogue. Feeling The Space is Yoko Ono's fourth solo album, her last one on Apple Records and her last release of the 1970s. The entire album adopts a feminist theme, focusing on the plights of women in the 1970s.
>Jeff Özdemir And Friends
– Vol. 2 CD/2xLP (Karaoke Kalk)
New collaborative beast led by Jeff Özdemir and featuring F.S. Blumm, Andrew Pekler, Benjamin Wild and many more.

– Back To Beautiful CD (Equal Vision)
“Like their neighbors in Too Close To Touch, Lexington, Kentucky’s Picturesque tap into a vein of cinematic, yet remarkably candid post-hardcore, drenched in emotion.” –

>Psychic Temple
– Psychic Temple IV CD/LP (Joyful Noise)
Produced and composed by band/cult leader Chris Schlarb,
Psychic Temple IV was recorded in Los Angeles over a series of eight large scale sessions. In the spirit of the classic Wrecking Crew sessions for Phil Spector and the Beach Boys, the band was often tasked with recording four songs per session.
>Psychic TV
– Pagan Day [Reissue/1984] CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
Psychic TV – Allegory And Self [Reissue/1988] CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
Beginning in 1982, the conceptual audiovisual troupe labeled Psychic TV set out on a multimedia journey filled with subversion, liberation and rebellion. While the members' previous works took root in the counterculture zeitgeist of late '70s UK punk and conceptual art, it was no longer a question of how to rebel against authority, but rather how to carefully subvert it through collective infiltration.

>Quaeshning & Schnauss
– Synthwaves CD/LP+MP3 (Azure Vista)
Synthwaves pays homage to the masters of the past, yet feels fresh and enchanting. Crisp, interlocking patterns are modulated and mutated with mathematical precision into eight pieces of pristine, post-kosmische sounds to float away to. During two intense weeks in Berlin, Quaeschning and Schnauss – both students of the great, late maestro Edgar Froese – locked themselves in a studio full of vintage synthesizers, analog sequencers and drum machines, and the result is a gorgeous set of purely electronic music.
– EGO CD/LP (Counter)
RAC (pronounced Ar-Ay-Cee) is the project of André Allen Anjoswill. With
EGO, Anjos re-directs RAC to songwriting which accounts for the record’s intimate but full-lunged tone, as heard on lead single "This Song" (feat. Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij) and follow-up “I Still Wanna Know,” featuring vocals and a guitar solo from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo as well as additional production by Classixx. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]
>Raw Power
– Inferno CD/LP (Demons Run Amok)
“Italy’s premier hardcore band Raw Power demonstrate why, once again, they are aptly named with their latest furious opus.” -- Invictamag

>Red Pill
– Day Drunk [2015] CDEP (Mellow Music Group)
Rapper and MMG wunderkind Red Pill brings his self-deprecating best to this EP featuring production from Oddisee, Paul White, and Exile.

>Marc Romboy & Dortmunder Philharmoniker
– Deconstructing Debussy CD/2xLP+MP3 (Hyperharmonic)
After studying countless composers of the last centuries, Marc Romboy decided to accept the challenge to edit, remix, and reconstruct several works of his favorite French composer. On
Deconstructing Debussy, Romboy performs together with the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, the renowned conductor Ingo-Martin Stadtmüller, the well-respected Düsseldorf based concert master Miki Kekenj, and sound programmer Ali Khalaj. The recordings were directed December 12th, 2016. It's the first live recording ever released on an album where electronic sounds and classical components are merged in such manner.
– A New Dawn 2xCD/2xLP (Gentle Art Of Music)
New release from the German progressive rock band.

>See Through Dresses
– Horse Of The Other World CD (Tiny Engines)
See Through Dresses – See Through Dresses [Reissue/2013] LP+MP3 (Tiny Engines)
Recorded in 2016 in two locations — ARC Studios with Ben Brodin (Pile, First Aid Kit, The Good Life) and at the band’s home studio, Little Machine, by Mathew Carroll — it signals a sonic leap into a more ethereal, soundscape-driven aesthetic. Reverb-drenched and synth-laden,
Horse Of The Other World blends Carroll and Bertuldo’s masterful mood creation and technical prowess while further exploring the depths of the band’s dynamics. “Pretty Police” mixes sparkle and bounce with brood, while “Violet” cuts sharply via crystalline keys and arpeggiated chords. [Vinyl edition due July 28. Debut album See Through Dresses reissued on vinyl and also available this week.]
– Albeit Living CD/LP (Felte)
This Los Angeles band combines the raw energy of ‘70s punk with the intricate, sophisticated structural elements of ‘80s post-punk and synthwave.

>Shabazz Palaces
– Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Born On A Gangster Star came into the world in a big damn hurry, like nightfall on an island. You can see it happening, but then again, it's so gradual that the next thing you know – it's dark. Imbued with the energy and ideas from all the creative embers floating in the atmosphere like fireflies, Shabazz Palaces recorded this entire album over the course of two weeks with Blood in Seattle. New gear and new equipment disintegrated comfort zones into dust and a new path appeared in the rubble. Herein the Palaceer continues the tale of Quazar, a sentient being from somewhere else, an observer sent here to Amurderca to chronicle and explore as a musical emissary. Born On A Gangster Star flirts with a pop sensibility, but through the prism of Shabazz Palaces's fire and fury. For the Palaceer, that sense is all about how the groove is moving, and the supernatural telepathy that occurs amongst his cohort. Appearing here, in body or in spirit, are Julian Casablancas, Thundercat, Darrius Willrich, Gamble and Huff, Loud Eyes Lou, Thaddillac, Ahmir, Jon Kirby, Sunny Levine, and Blood.
>Shabazz Palaces
– Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines is Shabazz Palaces’ extra-spatial twin to
Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star. The album, featuring highlights “30 Clip Extension,” “Julian's Dream (ode to a bad)” and “Effeminence” includes guest appearances from Fly Guy Dai of Chimurenga Renaissance, Amir Yaghamai, John Carroll Kirby, Thaddillac, Morgan Henderson, The Shogun Shot, Laz, and Purple Tape Nate. Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines is a second, fully-realized album of new material that expands the Quazarz universe, and tells the tales of Quazarz, that sent sentient from some elsewhere. A wave warrior wielding his sonic sword. Posted to the turnt-up states of Amurderca here on the Gangster Star to chronicle, explore and enjoy as a musical emissary. He discovers a world where humankind's relationship with their tech-devices has become weirdly sensual, seducing a sedentary seamlessness with humans, while capturing and incarcerating the results of their imagination. Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines finds our protagonist with his dazzling cohorts rising a collective Nah to the device and the guilds that proliferate them.
– Dead Reflection CD/LP+MP3 (Rise)
These 12 songs are each uniquely crafted to showcase the band’s signature mixture of emotional screams and soaring melodies. [Colored vinyl pressing also available.]

>Epic Soundtracks
– Film Soundtracks CD (Troubadour)
Film Soundtracks is a recently discovered eleven-track album by the late ex-Swell Maps, Jacobites, Crime & The City Solution and Those Immortal Souls musician. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Epic Soundtracks released three critically acclaimed solo albums, and two more were released posthumously. Notable fans of his solo work include Evan Dando and Thurston Moore. [Vinyl edition due July 28.]
>Claude Speeed
– Infinity Ultra CD/LP (Planet Mu)
Infinity Ultra takes inspiration from sleep paralysis, monumental artworks, children's anime, abandoned places, ghostly rave pasts and terrifying Silicon Valley futures, and the limitless anger of the digital present. These influences have been channeled into an impressionistic burst of varied creativity: Shimmering VSTs; monolithic noise; euphoric blocks of colorful sound; trance stabs and the citrus rush of hardcore; towering drones, and skynet math rock – all rendered against cold, sinister space and nostalgic synth melodies. The album reveals the artist's Scottish roots, viewed at a hazy distance from his Berlin home – a series of memories of Glasgow's experimental psychedelic underground, its DIY rock scene and defiant club hedonism. These genre relationships are blurred and at times they contrast with audible brutality; the result is a hybrid, sculptured way of rendering music – minimal specifics, maximum emotions.
>Dusty Springfield
– A Brand New Me: The Complete Philadelphia Sessions CD (Real Gone Music)
This collection brings together all of the historic recordings made by Dusty at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia with Gamble-Huff Productions for Atlantic Records. The 17 selections cover the ten 1969 recordings issued on Springfield's 1970 album
A Brand New Me— including the hit title song—plus seven additional tracks from 1970 including the single “I Wanna Be A Free Girl,” outtakes not issued until the 1990s on various compilations, and a previously unreleased track, “Sweet Charlie.”
– EP #260 CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
SQÜRL is: Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch. An enthusiastically marginal rock band from New York City who like big drums and distorted guitars, cassette recorders, loops, feedback, sad country songs, molten stoner core, chopped & screwed hip-hop, and imaginary movie scores.

>Status Quo
– The Last Night Of The Electrics 2xCD/3xLP (earMUSIC)
A sensational live set recorded at Status Quo's emotionally charged, barnstorming set at London's O2 in 2016. [DVD due July 21.]

>Sun Seeker
– Biddeford CDEP/12” (Third Man)
Sun Seeker has carved out a universe all their own in Nashville, TN.
Biddeford, their first EP and second release on Third Man Records, is near combustion level with beautiful atmospherics, willful lyricism and a supernatural ear for atypical pop hooks which should ring immediately familiar to fans of their debut 7’’ “Georgia Dust”. Six charming vignettes explore friendship, romance, and the daydreams populating the space between them. EP highlight and single, “Won’t Keep Me Up At Night”, gives us the best of singer and principal songwriter Alex Benick – his ability to breathe life and a depth of scenery into a song, especially with the clever rhythms of drummer Ben Parks and guitarist Asher Horton’s near-perfect pop instinct. Sun Seeker has climbed into broad daylight, into blessed dynamics, and every song blossoms as a result of it.
>Teenage Bottlerocket
– Stealing The Covers CD (Fat Wreck Chords)
Teenage Bottlerocket s put their pogo-punk stamp on 14 cover songs. Instead of going the traditional route of covering well-known hits, TBR take the opposite approach by putting their unique twist on songs from obscure and unsigned acts that have caught their fancy over the years. The result is just as satisfying as any of their original work, packed with pop-punk power and ear catching melody from start to finish. [Vinyl edition due July 21.]

>The Telescopes
– As Light Return CD/LP (Tapete)
The Telescopes are back with their ninth album, As Light Return. Founded by Stephen Lawrie in 1987, the band has been through various phases and a long list of different members and associates. New album
As Light Return maintains the balance of its predecessor, setting a parallel course between song-based noise structures and freeform impressionism, while containing some of The Telescopes' most crucial listening so far.
>Television Personalities
– …And Don’t The Kids Just Love It [Reissue/1981] CD/LP (Fire)
Television Personalities – Mummy You’re Not Watching Me [Reissue/1982] CD/LP (Fire)
Television Personalities – They Could Have Been Bigger Than The Beatles [Reissue/1982] CD/LP (Fire)
Television Personalities – Painted Word [Reissue/1983] CD/LP (Fire)
With the formidable Daniel Treacy at its core, Television Personalities remain one of new wave's longest serving and seminal artists with a career spanning over three decades. The indie pop visionaries influenced many people across the industry including Battles, Black Dice, Crystal Stilts, MGMT and Creation Records' Alan McGee. Their first four albums have been reissued by Fire Records. Ahead of its time,
…And Don't The Kids Just Love It was Television Personalities' influential debut album released in 1981. The legendary lo-fi release sees them produce British inspired '60s pop and post-punk that captured the period and “sounds remarkably prescient” (Pitchfork's Best 100 Albums of the 1980s).
- Remember Terry CD/LP (Upset The Rhythm)
Terry is a band of two boy-girl couples from Melbourne, Australia. Described as something as an Aussie indie supergroup, they are respectively associated with bands such as Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living, Mick Harvey Band, Primo, Eastlink, Total Control, Russell St Bombings, UV Race, Dick Diver and Total Control.

>Twisted Pine
– Twisted Pine CD (Signature Sounds)
Boston song machine Twisted Pine delivers a cabinet of inventions with their self-titled debut. The album showcases a new force in Americana: four versatile players and singers writing and improvising across forms in bluegrass, folk, funk, jam, and vintage radio pop.

>Us And Us Only
– Full Flower CD/LP/Cassette (Tiny Engines)
Full Flower is an exercise in letting the light in - the result of a band exploring sonic space throughout its thirteen tracks, weaving smaller, more production intensive vignettes into the larger fabric of Us And Us Only's trademark see-sawing dynamics. In allowing its home in bedroom ambiance to work in harmony with high fidelity studio prowess, Full Flower is a rock album viewed through the morning haze of half-open eyes.
>The Vamps
– Night & Day (Night Edition) CD (Island)
New album from the British boy band.

>Various Artists [DJ Tennis]
– DJ-Kicks 2xCD (!K7)
Next up on
DJ-Kicks is Life And Death label founder DJ Tennis. His knack for the musical and emotive side of things characterizes both cerebral mixes he has put together here including versions of tunes by Pole and Frank Brettschneider. All in all it's a thoughtfully composed mix that's subversive yet seductive in equal measure. [Vinyl edition due July 28.]
>Various Artists
– Punk Goes Pop Vol. 7 CD (Fearless)
Punk Goes Pop Vol. 7 features 13 brand new unreleased recordings of your favorite Top 40/Pop hits covered by an assortment of pop/punk acts. The latest in the series features artists such as Andy Black (lead singer of Black Veil Brides), State Champs, Dance Gavin Dance and Amity Affliction covering Billboard Top Ten hits from the likes of Justin Bieber, Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers, Bruno Mars and more.
>Various Artists
– Space, Energy & Light: Experimental Electronic And Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-88 CD/3xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz)
A collection of music by early electronic and synthesizer pioneers (from the 1960s through the 1970s), mid-1970s proto-new age gurus and 1980s guerrilla D-I-Y cassette-era electronic artists, spanning in total over a near 30-year time frame. All of these artists used electronic advancements in music technology as a means of exploring not only space and the idea of the future, but also of looking inwards to the soul and of creating music in harmony with the natural world.

– Slights Still Unspoken (1978-1979) CD/LP (Mental Experience)
An expanded reissue of Voigt/465's 1979 album
Slights Spoken. Formed in Sydney in 1976, Voigt/465 was a truly unique band from the exciting days of the Australian post-punk scene. Heavily influenced by such luminaries as the Velvets, Stooges, Syd Barrett, Pere Ubu, Can, Faust, Henry Cow, Slapp Happy, and Eno's Roxy Music, they created an abrasive sound in which krautrock, DIY, avant-garage, post-punk, psych, art-rock, and free improv-noise combined to form a sound unlike any other.
– Out In The Storm CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
Out In The Storm is the blazing result of a woman reawakened. Her most autobiographical and honest album to date, it is a self-reflective anchor in the story of both Katie Crutchfield's songwriting and her life. The album tells the story of taking control of a volatile situation, embracing flaws, and exploring a new sonic freedom. Crutchfield's voice oscillates between effortless grace and commanding righteousness, taking the listener with her on an explicitly personal journey. Songs like “Hear You” and “No Question” are lyrically unapologetic and musically resolute, while the softer acoustic songs like “A Little More” and “Fade” let fear and melancholy seep through. But it is on the atmospheric "Sparks Fly" where we feel an essential redemption. The track acts as an inner dialogue and marks the first time since the inception of Waxahatchee that any semblance of self-love has shone through. This moment is a perspective we've yet to see from Crutchfield: it is a rediscovery of herself, and the realization of a full life she is completely worthy of. [Regular and Limited Deluxe vinyl pressings also available. Deluxe includes a poster.]
>Wild Rocket
– Disassociation Mechanics CD/LP (Art For Blind)
A fuzzed out serving of psych, kraut and space punk.

>Link Wray
– Live… My Father’s Palace 1978 CD (Klondike)
The entire WLIR-FM broadcast recording of Link Wray live at My Father's Place, Roslyn, NY on June 22, 1978.

– Neospection CD/LP (Editions Mego)
“If Conrad Schnitzler and Lorenzo Senni soundtracked a new version of Jodorowsky’s thwarted
Dune, it may well sound something like JG Thirlwell aka Xordox’s mind-bending Neospection.” -- Boomkat

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
– Nowalataz LP (Karat Gold Music)
“"Here it is...a project I unofficially had done since 06'. It started when Dilla passed February of 06'. To cope with the death of my unofficial "musical mentor" & favorite producer, I started making ‘donuts,’ uncontrollably. I never planned to release any of the material out of respect for Dilla & his craft. I've shared some of the music with others, in which they would constantly ask me to hear it, so I decided to put a lil sumthing together and make it official.” – 14KT

>808 State
– Don Solaris [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Music On Vinyl)
Don Solaris found 808 State exploring a more organic post rave sound, incorporating vocals from M. Doughty (Soul Coughing), Louise Rhodes (Lamb) and James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers).
>Against Me
– Transgender Dysphoria Blues [Reissue/2014] LP+MP3 (Total Treble)
Limited translucent blue vinyl pressing of the punk band’s sixth album, which was released shortly after Tom Gabel publicly came out as transgender.

>Alessandro Alessandroni
– Barocco & Romantico [Reissue/1980] LP (Dagored)
Dagored present the first ever reissue of Alessandro Alessandroni's
Barocco & Romantico, originally released in 1980 by the legendary Flower label. Barocco & Romantico is another wonderful and almost unknown gem from maestro Alessandro Alessandroni. Great cinematic atmospheres in a selection of fantastic mellow tunes inspired by ancient melodies. Limited pink color vinyl pressing.
>As Cities Burn
- Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest [Reissue/2005] LP (Solid State)
Limited colored vinyl reissue of the post-hardcore band’s debut album.

>Bardo Pond/Yo La Tengo
- Parallelogram a La Carte: Bardo Pond & Yo La Tengo LP (Three Lobed)
Bardo Pond and Yo La Tengo have long traveled in similar circles as underground lifers, but have never shared space on a non-compilation release. In 2015 Three Lobed Recordings was ecstatic to dedicate one of the albums of the
Parallelogram collection to righting this cosmic wrong.
>Chuck Berry
– The Complete Chess Singles As & Bs 1955-61 3xLP (Real Gone Music)
Every A & B side released by Chuck Berry during his phenomenal formative years, pressed on red vinyl.

>Big Big Train
– The Second Brightest Star 2xLP (Plane Groovy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from the progressive rock outfit.
The Second Brightest Star is a companion album to Folklore and Grimspound and features seven new songs (about 40 minutes) which "explore landscapes, rivers and meeting places and take the listener on voyages of discovery across the world and to the stars.
– Another Level [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Music On Vinyl)
Another Level is the breakthrough second album from '90s R&B juggernaut Blackstreet, co-founded by pioneering producer Teddy Riley (the architect of New Jack Swing) and Chauncey 'Black' Hannibal. 180gm numbered vinyl reissue.
>Blind Guardian
– Live Beyond The Spheres 4xLP (Nuclear Blast)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New concert album from the German progressive power metal pioneers, recorded at various shows during their European tour in 2015.

– Uncle Tony’s Coloring Book [2007] 2xLP (Young Heavy Souls)
Uncle Tony's Coloring Book was originally released in 2007 and for years available exclusively on CD. Blockhead originally intended for the album to be more upbeat, contrasting the introspective production of his previous two releases. Over the years the album gained a cult following, one that grew substantially after Blockhead made the album available digitally in 2015. The demand increased for a proper vinyl release of the album and after over 10 years it's finally here.
>Boney M.
– Oceans Of Fantasy [Reissue/1979] LP (Sony)
Boney M. – Boonoonoonoos [Reissue/1981] LP (Sony)
Boney M. – Kalimba de Luna – 16 Happy Songs [Reissue/1984] LP (Sony)
Boney M. – The Complete Boney M. 9xLP (Sony)
Vinyl reissues from the Frank Farian-produced vocal/disco/dance group. The vinyl box set
The Complete Boney M. contains 180gm pressings of the following albums: Take The Heat Off Me, Nightflight To Venus, Love For Sale, Kalimba de Luna, Boonoonoonoos, Oceans Of Fantasy, Eye Dance, Ten Thousand Lightyears and the Christmas Album along with a 50-page photo book.
>Jackson Browne
- Live In Chicago, November ’76 LP (Live On Vinyl)
Live at WTTW Studios, Chicago Illinois on November 6th, 1976.

>James Brown and The Famous Flames
–Think! [Reissue/1960] LP (Dol)
Vinyl reissue of James Brown and The Famous Flames' third studio album. Absolutely essential early R&B.

>Dave Brubeck
- The Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall [Reissue/1963] 2xLP (Doxy)
ÓMany critics regard Dave Brubeck’s Carnegie Hall concert from February of 1963 as his greatest ever live appearance.

>Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema
- Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema [Reissue/1978] LP (Discos Horoscopo)
Lorenzo Palacios Quispe "Chacalón" is a myth. More than a musical star, he is both a religious and secular phenomenon for the masses. Chicha music is neither a replica or a copy, despite using Western instruments, such as the electric guitar, bass, drums and organs, and mixing them with cymbals, congas and tropical Guiros.

>Vic Chesnutt
– Ghetto Bells [Reissue/2005] 2xLP+MP3 (New West)
Ghetto Bells matches the poetic power of Vic Chesnutt’s words with some of the most elegantly simpatico backing he's ever been blessed with, including jazz icon Bill Frisell on guitars, legendary writer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Van Dyke Parks on piano, accordion and organ, Don Heffington of Lone Justice and the Jayhawks on drums and percussion, classically trained session-man Dominic Genova on double bass, Tina Chesnutt on electric bass and Liz Durrett on exquisite backing vocals.
– The Phoenix LP (Metal/E1)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “Raw, authentic, earth shaking rock ‘n’ roll, liberated from useless pretense. There’s heavy, dark, signature CKY grooves, driving, and almost danceable stuff, big melodies, total ear candy, immense diversity… There are even parts that sound like maybe Quincy Jones was given the keys to Rancho De La Luna and just ran amok with the dudes in CKY.”

>Arnett Cobb
– Ballads By Cobb [Reissue/1960] LP (Analogue Productions)
Originally released in November 1960, Ballads by Cobb, as its title suggests, is all slow ballads, putting the emphasis on the Texas tenor’s warm tone. A Texas tenor player in the tradition of Illinois Jacquet, Arnett Cobb's accessible playing was between swing and early rhythm & blues. This vinyl reissue is part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made.

>Coby And The Prisoners
– Candy Queen LP (Record Machine)
Coby And The Prisoners began in 2012 during some downtime between projects for songwriter and founder Coby Hartzler.
Candy Queen hones in on Hartzler's knack for pop hooks layered with sounds that can feel somewhat classic yet modern at the same time. Guitar licks and melodies that pay homage to classic rock or the Nashville country of old, yet never retreading over already worn down or recycled territories.
>Coca Leaf
- Deep Marble Sunrise LP (Wharf Cat)
Coca Leaf was a collaborative birthed in the hot Florida swamp years ago.
Deep Marble Sunrise was sculpted from a series of brain-fried studio sessions in NYC taking place in the summer 2015. The manic ramping-up and the inevitable come-down intertwine here. The party and the empty vacuum that follows. For this LP, the group is comprised of multi-instrumentalists ZZ Ramirez (Ukiah Drag), David Vassalotti and Carson Cox (Merchandise), and Ben Greenberg (Hubble). The cuts follow their impulses freely, coming up with a strange combination of hard funk, jazz, noise, no-wave, free improvisation, and dub.
>Loren Connors
- Evangeline [1998] LP (Recital)
From the endless treasure chest of Loren Mazzacane Connors comes this necessary vinyl edition of
Evangeline, where Connors takes the role of instrumental narrator, retelling the story of forlorn 17th C. lovers from the perspective of Evangeline, the heroine of an epic-poem written in 1847.
– Final Man LP (Regain)
Debut album from Australia's Contaminated, a sickening wasteland of authentically '90s death metal sickness: gurgling and gangrenous, fetid and filthy, and just utterly pulverizing. [CD edition due July 28.]

>Mike Cooper
- Raft LP+MP3 (ROOM40)
Raft, Cooper charts his interests in ambient exotica and collides it with his research into various South Pacific musical traditions. The record extends his palette considerably, stretching away from the hypnogogic flows of his master piece Rayon Hula, into a more oceanic setting.
– Someone Else LP (Young Art)
Canadian electronic music producer Cri is quickly striding forward in exciting directions, bringing the current signature Montreal sound of house synths, syncopated snares and fluid basslines into a new era.

>The Cult Of Percolation
– Elegant Interactions Laboratory LP (Piñata)
Ass-shaking feminist propaganda, incubated seven million light years.

– The Scepter & The Sword 2xLP (Basement Addicts)
A double-LP rap odyssey featuring guests Masta Ace, Rock (from Heltah Skeltah), Sadat X, Kokane and Pacewon alongside longtime friends/emcees Joe Harvey, JO and Otomatik.

– Theory Of Colours LP (Technicolour)
Dauwd Al Hilali's releases have been met with as much expectation as they have intrigue. Spending the last few years out of the limelight and in his Berlin studio, Dauwd's music has continued to ripple through clubs as his singular, sometimes thrillingly uncertain process of experimentation has continued. Pulling inspiration from electronic music legends like Terry Riley, Raymond Scott, and the seminal Radiophonic Workshop period in the late ‘50s and ‘60s, new effort
Theory Of Colours draws a unique line between influences as disparate as hazy Detroit house and early German Krautrock.
>The Dead Mauriacs
- Beauté Des Mirages LP (Discrepant)
Beauté Des Mirages picks up on the same themes of frantic, abstract exotica and concrete cocktails the French act is known for. Running for two, long 18-minute sides full of fake (?) vintage atmospheres and armchair jungle hallucinations, Beauté Des Mirages is an abstract journey into a beautiful (and sometimes scary) world of mirages.
– Anticult LP (Nuclear Blast America)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Seventh album from the Polish metal band. Limited “bone with blood splatter” pressing.

>Francesco De Masi
- 7 Hyden Park - La Casa Maledetta LP (Sub OST)
The disturbing soundtrack of
7 Hyden Park - La Casa Maledetta, directed by Alberto De Martino in 1985 and composed by Francesco De Masi, author and Roman arranger already famous for classic B-movie soundtracks such as 1982's Lo Squartatore Di New York (The New York Ripper) and 1983's Fuga Dal Bronx (Escape From The Bronx). The music -- sometimes a bit of a timbral, but often deliberately descriptive and overwhelming -- pin of synths and analog machines, capable of defining the desperate plot of the film. Limited red colored vinyl pressing available.
>Kyle Dixon/Michael Stein
– Stranger Things: Deluxe Edition 1 2xLP (Lakeshore)
Kyle Dixon/Michael Stein – Stranger Things: Deluxe Edition 2 2xLP (Lakeshore)
Double 180gm multi-colored vinyl LP pressings with new covers including posters and 4” x 6” character cards.

>Eric Dolphy
– Outward Bound [Reissue/1960] LP (Analogue Productions)
Eric Dolphy had left his native California and come East as part of Chico Hamilton's group, settling in New York in 1960 and becoming part of Charles Mingus's group. This first recording as a leader brought comparisons with Ornette Coleman, but the two were really parallel figures in the then-emerging avant-garde style. Dolphy did not eschew "changes," as Coleman did, but he used them in new ways. This LP was significant not only for his alto saxophone but introduced his individual approach to the flute and, particularly, the bass clarinet. This vinyl reissue is part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made.

>Drum Library
– Lost Volumes 2xLP (Super Break)
Drum Library series, which began back in 2001, has prided itself on compiling the hardest, crunchiest and most rarefied drums from every source imaginable.
>DSR Lines
– Spoel [2014] 2xLP (Black Sweat)
David Edren's organic minimal electronics are never majestic or magniloquent (like Schulze or Froese), and never neurotic or aggressive for that matter. It is a soft music, delineating echoes of sacred geometry in the emotional balance between oscillations, frequency modulations, and rhythmic pulsations.

– Dunbarrow LP (Riding Easy)
Trondheim, Norway quintet Dunbarrow draws inspiration from freezing winter nights, unpolished demo tapes from the ’70s and Swedish throwback rock from the beginning of the 21st century. The result is Norwegian proto-doom with a back-to-basics sound, from Pentagram and Witchfinder General to Quicksilver Messenger Service. The band’s clean, unadorned sound shares the unpretentious brilliance of classic heavy progenitors playing basements and barns, before the big budgets.

>Missy Elliott
– Supa Dupa Fly [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Atlantic)
Vinyl reissue of the producer/songwriter/singer/rapper’s Timbaland-produced 1997 debut.

– Amarantine [Reissue/2005] LP (Reprise)
First-time vinyl edition of the sixth studio album by the Irish singer.

– Dünden Bugüne [Reissue/1977] LP (Pharaway Sounds)
Ersen – Ersen 2: Ömür Biter Yollar Bitmez [Reissue/1978] LP (Pharaway Sounds)
Synth-wizz, funk breaks, and fuzzed-out prog riffage back one of Anatolian rock's best vocalists -- Turkish psych-rock with some amazing funk drums and fuzzed-out guitars.

>Booker Ervin
– Exultation! [Reissue/1963] LP (Analogue Productions)
Intensity marked everything that Booker Ervin played. In his harmonic concept, slashing attack, and broad Texas sound, Ervin demanded attention and constantly built improvisations of searing drama and epic sweep. His primary legacy is a series of albums recorded for Prestige in the 1960s, of which this was his first, a riveting quintet recital where the alto saxophone of Frank Strozier supplies an urgent complement and the rhythm section is piloted by Horace Parlan, Ervin’s longtime compatriot from their days together in the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop and in a cooperative quartet that worked at Minton’s Playhouse. This vinyl reissue is part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made.

– Sunday 8PM [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Sony)
Faithless – Outrospective [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Sony)
180gm vinyl reissues of the British electro collectives second and third albums.

>The Fall
– Perverted By Language [Reissue/1983] LP (Superior Viaduct)
The Fall returned to Rough Trade in 1983 to release a pair of singles and
Perverted By Language, their sixth proper studio album. Perverted By Language hints at the band's shift towards a distinctly pop approach, one that they would perfect via their Beggars Banquet output that immediately followed.
– Spread The Stoke LP (Beer City)
Following in the tradition of legendary skaterock bands The Faction, JFA, and Los Olvidados, Fastplants bring you 11 original hard hitting, ass kicking, tuneful skaterock/punk rock songs.

– We’ve All Been Swimming LP (Home Assembly)
Tensely wound synths lead throughout
We've All Been Swimming, shifting from the breathless momentum of the opening track through to pulses reminiscent of Colin Stetson on "Ton". The unique violin playing of Elaine Reynolds glides sparingly across the record, tempering the constantly shifting arpeggios and accentuating the human elements within the record's machine-like core.
>Flowers Of Evil
– City Of Fear LP (Deranged)
What started as more or less of a studio project with Brandon Welchez from Crocodiles and David McDaniel from Young Boys has turned into a band that has delivered not one but two solid hardcore punk albums in the last two years.
City Of Fear showcases a band comfortable with their punk roots and delivers some classic sounding snotty hardcore jams. Reminiscent of early Career Suicide, this album blends the high velocity in-your-face sound of first era hardcore like The Germs with a good dose of melody to keep things catchy and infectious.
– Pluto [2012] 2xLP (Omerta)
Atlanta rapper/singer Future's breakthrough 2012 album
Pluto is now available on vinyl for the first time. Includes guest features from Drake, R. Kelly, Juicy J, Snoop Dogg, T.I., Big Rube and Trae The Truth. 180gm blue, purple & white tie-dye colored vinyl.
>John T. Gast
– Wygdn 10” (Blackest Ever Black)
Two new productions: a remix project gone awry/gone to road. “wygdn_bashmenttk9”: high-tech dancehall battering ram with an ethereal, mournful edge; rhythm and blooz for the sentimental gun man. “wygdn_tryagen (5)”: deep and desolated pop-ambient. Vocals from the source squished, hacked, and splattered across an infinite horizon of vaporous, funereal string-pads.

>Gensu Dean
– R.A.W. (Refined Alkaline Water) LP (Mello Music Group)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Veteran producer Gensu Dean (for David Banner, Ol Dirty Bastard, CL Smooth, Planet Asia, etc.) comes back with his first compilation since
Lo Fi Fingahz. The new project is as rugged as the name implies and features artists like Diamond D, Homeboy Sandman, Roc Marciano and more.
>Glenn Underground
– Atmosfear [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Peacefrog)
Glenn Underground – CVO Trance [Reissue/1996] 12” (Peacefrog)
Glenn Underground's essential debut album was originally released in 1996 and set the standard for sophisticated dance music. Dreamy melodies, heavy basslines and acid grooves blend beautifully with jazz vibes and Detroit techno. The
CVO Trance EP fuses deep warm Chicago beats and jazzy Detroit bleeps.
– At What Cost 2xLP (Squaaash Club/RCA)
At What Cost is the newest project from surging Washington, D.C. rapper D'Anthony Carlos aka GoldLink. Includes features from Kaytranada, Wale, Shy Glizzy, and more. Blue colored vinyl pressing.

>Philipp Gorbachev & The Naked Man
– I Don’t Give A Snare LP+MP3 (Arma)
A wild ride from the Russian musician and DJ that jumps genres, switches paces, and alters tones frequently.

– Mental Slave LP (Chiefdom)
Deep instrumental B-movie hip hop grooves featuring ‘70s sounding thick drums, fat bass lines, Hammond organ, soulful guitar riffs and splashes of obscure sounds. For fans of El Michels Affair and Adrian Younge.

>The Group
– The Group [Reissue/1978] 2xLP+MP3 (Svarte)
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this Finnish jazz fusion band's only album, originally released on Finnlevy's prog rock imprint Hi-Hat in 1978.

>Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
- Azioni / Reazioni 1967-1969 5xLP+DVD (Die Schachtel)
Deluxe edition of Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza’s
Azioni collection, comprehensively highlighting the early years of one of the most important, widely influential musical explorers at their late 1960s best. All the material here was salvaged from the archives of Gruppo member Walter Branchi, and serves to illustrate his work in the collective - along with Franco Evangelisti, Ennio Morricone, Ivan Vandor, Roland Kayn, Egisto Macchi, Mario Bertoncini and John Heineman - like some kind of document to the “big bang” of their unique electro-acoustic microcosmos.
- Parallelogram – LP (Three Lobed)
Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn collaborated on record in 2015 for their contributions to Three Lobed Recording's
Parallelogram series. That previously ornate and limited title is now released in a non-limited format standing along and outside of that prior collection. The two artists, originally connected by mutual friends and geographic proximity, have long pushed the other's continued artistic development. Despite sharing many live stages over the years, this collaborative album represents the first time that the two have worked together in the studio.
>Dick Higgins
– Poems And Metapoems [Reissue/1982] LP (Recital)
First time vinyl edition of a rare cassette-only release. Many know Dick Higgins as the father of intermedia, a key player in the birth of fluxus, and the owner/operator of the fabulous Something Else Press.

>Hiss Golden Messenger/Michael Chapman
– Parallelogram a La Carte: Hiss Golden Messenger and Michael Chapman LP (Three Lobed)
Matching up kindred spirits and mutual influences, this volume of Three Lobed Recording's
Parallelogram series collects 2015 recordings from Hiss Golden Messenger and Michael Chapman. Both M.C. Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger) and Michael Chapman have consistently won praise for possessing a certain songwriting prowess and earnest delivery.
– Machinekiss LP (Kalakuta Soul)
The Ruhr valley-raised trio has been heavily involved in the underground dance music scene for many years and the soulfulness of their output is unquestioned. On new album
Machinekiss, micro particles of guitar chords, organ sounds, and drum elements reappear in new contexts and are fused with contemporary synthesizer and bass motifs.
>Hood Reishi
– Hood Reishi LP (Shula)
Hood Reishi is a genre defining album produced entirely by Ruckazoid. He's released music on Kanye West's G.O.O.D music label with Hudson Mohawke, as well as albums with J-Dilla and DJ Shadow.

>Human Leather
– Lazy Karaoke LP (Cercle Social)
A full-length LP from Salt Lake City's ultimate homage to the '80s, transporting you flawlessly from dark underground clubs to tropical beaches of neon lit daydreams, Human Leather is near goth pop perfection, reminding us of the days Depeche Mode were not just a band, but the biggest band in the world. Translucent yellow wax.

– Vapen Till Dom Hopplosa LP (Deranged)
New album by Robert Hurula of classic cult punk bands Masshysteri and The Vicious.

>Illa J
– Home LP (Jakarta)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “"I see myself as a singer songwriter first. I just grew up in the generation of rap, so the two styles just fused together naturally. I started writing poems around eight or nine years old, then songs, and then raps. I eventually put it all together...22 years later...the journey to my heart, through all the ups and downs of my career trying to discover my voice, who I am, all my travels around the globe.” – Illa J

– Get Born [Reissue/2003] LP (Rhino)
Jet – Shine On [Reissue/2006] LP (Rhino)
You've probably heard every riff on Jet's breakout 2003 Dave Sardy-produced debut
Get Born before, but these Australian rockers combine the swagger of countrymen AC/DC with the bite of the White Stripes and mix it up with a splash of Sweet and Oasis to make it all sound fresh.
>Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti
- Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti [Reissue/1982] LP (Mr. Bongo)
Razor-sharp production of the highest order from two of the masters of the early ‘80s
Rio de Janeiro boogie sound.

>Jungle Giants
– Quiet Ferocity LP (Amplifire Music)
Sparkling alt-pop & fervent indie-rock from the Brisbane quartet.

– In Another Land Part I LP (God)
In Another Land Part I is the first part of a planned trilogy. It is more or less electronic music, generated through long processes of editing and sampling. It's experimental in terms of that its shape and its meaning were not planned, were unclear during its creation and still now are not evident, but somehow hard to reveal.
>Kenji Kawai
– Ghost In The Shell [OST] LP/LP+7” (We Release Whatever The F**k We Want)
The first ever official vinyl pressing of the soundtrack for Mamoru Oshii's critically acclaimed and all around legendary 1995 science fiction anime film. Two pressings: Regular and Deluxe. Deluxe adds a bonus 7”.

– Night Shift: Late Edition LP (Redefinition)
Long out of print, K-def's debut album is back as a special edition reissue.
Night Shift, first released in the fall of 2011, boasts its original track line-up with added bonus cuts of alternate mixes and some rare or previously unreleased tracks on LP.
>Kings Of Leon
– Aha Shake Heartbreak [Reissue/2004] LP (RCA/Legacy)
Remastered gatefold 180gm double-LP reissue. New album from the Compton rapper with production from Steve Lacy (Internet), Badbadnotgood and 9th Wonder. Includes “Loyalty” featuring Rihanna and “XXX” featuring U2.

>The Kingstonians
– Sufferer [Reissue/1970] LP (Music On Vinyl)
"Sufferer" was one of the classic tunes from the skinhead/boss reggae era of the late-60s, with its popularity, along with a number of subsequent follow-ups, leading to a debut album of the same name by the vocal trio The Kingstonians who had burst on the Jamaican music scene in 1967. Showcasing a dozen of the group's best known works cut with esteemed Kingston-based producer, Derrick Harriott, the LP features a number of sizable Jamaican hits

– Flieg [Reissue/1986] LP+MP3 (Mental Experience)
Vinyl reissue of an ultra-rare DIY minimal/synth-pop/industrial/dark wave album.

>Diana Krall
– The Very Best Of Diana Krall [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (Verve)
Selections from six albums of the multi-platinum vocalist's extensive repertoire.

>Kendrick Lamar
– Damn 2xLP (Aftermath)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.

>Little Brother
– The Listening [Reissue/2003] 2xLP+7” (ABB)
Somewhere between the jazzy, feel-good grooves of A Tribe Called Quest and the yin-yang chemistry of Outkast lies Little Brother. The Durham, NC trio make music that brilliantly splits the line between art and commercialism, all while maintaining their fun-loving hip-hop purist stance. The group's members; MC's Phonte and Big Pooh, along with DJ/producer 9th Wonder met in 1998 while attending North Carolina Central University. Limited white colored vinyl pressing with bonus 7” single.

>Arrigo Lora-Totino
– Out Of Page LP (Recital)
A collection of recordings by the Italian sound and concrete poet Arrigo Lora-Totino (1928-2016).

>Gabi Losoncy
– Security Besides Love LP (Recital)
The first side voyeuristically and objectively documents Gabi's external experiences and habitats; in this instance, a conversation heard while riding public transportation. The second side of this record turns back in on the artist herself with an associative monologue, in which an understanding of her own artwork is examined. It is fair and honest and walks through the whole house leaving windows open.

>Dion Lunadon
– Dion Lunadon LP (Agitated)
From cutting his teeth back home in New Zealand as a member of The D4 to his current role as bassist of Brooklyn-based A Place to Bury Strangers, Dion Lunadon has played in some form of a rock ‘n’ roll band his entire life. During a short break in touring with APTBS, Lunadon had a rush of inspiration in the form of a Dion Lunadon creative spasm-a neurotic impulse to make a batch of songs and do it right then and right there. What resulted is quite a jump away from his work in APTBS and draws more influence from bands like Toy Love and The Gun Club, as well as New Zealand unknowns such as Gestalt and Supercar.

>Tarquin Manek/Martina Quake
– Locks On Our Doors Not On Our Hearts LP (Blackest Ever Black)
Locks On Our Doors Not On Our Hearts utilizes EMS VCS3, Oberheim OB-Xa, and ARP 2600, in combination with cheap, contemporary consumer electronics. It is, in all intents and purposes, a short, cautionary story about love. It is also a folk-tale, a science fiction, a suicide note.
>Alec Mansion
– Alec Mansion [Reissue/1983] LP (Be With)
A sublime slice of boogie-funk.

>MarQ Spekt and Gary Wilson
- Broken Mazes LP (Grilchy Party)
A collaboration between MarQ Spekt and experimental, proto-new wave musician Gary Wilson. A pure creative expression that meshes hip-hop, psychedelic, jazz and funk.

– Omegaphilia LP (Season Of Mist)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The latest salvo of blasphemous brutality from the French black metal heretics. Clear vinyl pressing.

>Thurston Moore and John Moloney/Bishop, Orcutt, Corsano
- Parallelogram: a La Cart LP (Three Lobed)
Thurston Moore, Alan Bishop, Bill Orcutt, John Moloney, and Chris Corsano are five of the most uncompromising and visionary voices to emerge out of the last quarter century of American underground rock. Three Lobed Recordings was honored to capture all of these artists within the confines of a single album for this raucous and boundary-free volume of their
Parallelogram series.
>Miles Mosley
– Uprising LP (Verve)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album from world-class bassist Miles Mosley. Miles has toured the globe with jazz superstar Kamasi Washington, and played and recorded with artists including Christina Aguilera, Kendrick Lamar, and Jeff Beck. On
Uprising, Miles channels classic R&B and funk music combining these with impressive lead vocals to create a compelling sound all his own.
– Begynnelser 2x10”+CD+DVD (Rune Grammofon)
This music was written for a project Motorpsycho was invited to be a part of by Trøndelag Teater in 2015. It eventually ended up as the play
Begynnelser ("Beginnings"); directed, designed and dramatized by the independent theatre group De Utvalgte based on a new text written by Norwegian author Carl Frode Tiller.
>Phill Niblock
– Rhymes With Water LP (God)
For his premiere recording on God Records, Phill Niblock confirms his minimalistic musical approach and composes two monumental pieces for flutes and additional voices, respectively. Commissioned by Erik Drescher and Natalia Pschenitschnikova, Niblock again delivers an almost stripped, uncompromising one-way sound monolith.

>Roy Orbison
– At The Rock House [Reissue/1961] LP (ORG Music)
Vinyl reissue of the first full length album by the great Roy Orbison, comprised of material recorded in 1956-57 and released by Sun Records in 1961 when he had already begun his successful tenure with Monument Records.

>O Veux
– O Veux 2xLP (Onderstroom)
Unreleased and live recordings from 1981-1982 by the Belgian post punk band.

>Augustus Pablo
– Greek Theater – Berkeley 1984 LP (Cleopatra)
Previously unreleased live performance by the melodica master on limited edition red colored vinyl.

>Charlemagne Palestine
– Arpeggiated Bösendorfer + Falsetto Voice LP (Alga Marghen)
Previously unreleased 1974 recordings. In 1974, Ileana Sonnabend commissioned Charlemagne Palestine to create a limited edition, double LP in conjunction with a performance to celebrate the opening of her new Soho gallery at 420 West Broadway. Charlemagne made several recording attempts, first at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania where they had a Bösendorfer Imperial Piano in their theater. He recorded "Bösendorfer + Voice", "Voice Piece" as well as some Bösendorfer tests, with Mayo Thompson as producer and Kurt Munkacsi as sound engineer. These ecstatic Swarthmore recordings, recorded late at night in the big empty theater space, represented the original elements on which Charlemagne Palestine later created the piano pieces for
Four Manifestations On Six Elements.
>Paul Panhuysen
- Twenty-Three Carillon Sudokus (Number Made Visible - Number Made Audible) LP (Edition Telemark)
Carillon Sudokus is the sonic counterpart to Oog & Oor (Eye & Ear), the last work that Dutch sound and visual artist Paul Panhuysen (1934-2015) realized. Oog & Oor was a design made with his daughter Sappho Panhuysen for a temporary installation in the lighted column of the Rietveld bus shelter next to the town hall of Eindhoven. It is a further development from Eight Double Sudokus, a series of large-scale prints exhibited at Museum De Pont in Tilburg in 2012. Both designs were created using sudoku puzzles and comprise various shapes of different colors whose structure was derived from the number sequences present in individual sudokus.
>Terrence Parker
– God Loves Detroit 2xLP (Planet E)
Terrence Parker has established himself as a producer, remixer and DJ of the classic sound of Detroit House Music, and is known as the pioneer of the music genre known as "Inspirational House Music." Parker's new effort
God Loves Detroit features collaborations with vocalist and producer Merachka and multi-talented vocalist, percussionist and songwriter Coco Street.
- Several Shades Of The Same Color Part 1 LP (Spectral Sound)
Patricia - Several Shades Of The Same Color Part 2 LP (Spectral Sound)
Patricia - Several Shades Of The Same Color Part 3 LP (Spectral Sound)
This grouping of audio recordings is for aural use only. Any emotional content perceived herein is borne of its listener, and is in no way intended by its author. Any sounds resembling speech are not intended to convey meaning. Taken altogether,
Several Shades Of The Same Color is kaleidoscopic, a multi-faceted techno trip.
>The Peep Tempel
– The Peep Tempel LP (Wing Sing)
There isn't a single moment on
The Peep Tempel (the name comes from a strip club in an Inspector Rex episode) that sounds played-out or predictable. It's hard to know how much of the narrative, which includes tales of unemployment and police brutality, is based on the band's inner-city west Melbourne existence and how much is fiction. One thing is certain: this debut is very near to rock and roll perfection.
– The Fabrication Of Silver Dreams LP (Annihaya)
Praed is a part-Swiss, part-Lebanese collaboration, boldly drawing new connections between the Arabic genre of Shaabi and electronic/free jazz/psych-rock music(s). Fourth record The
Fabrication Of Silver Dreams is a typically wild torrent of sounds and styles, all whipped up into a frantic groove.
– Moreton Crescent LP (Overground)
Formed in Co. Durham in 1976, The Proles had a short run punctuated by a well-liked split EP and a ’79 single released on Small Wonder and championed by John Peel. Here are their best recordings, presented as they should’ve been.

– Hip Mobility LP+MP3 (Butterscotch)
Mikael Jorgensen (of Wilco) joins art historian James Merle Thomas as Quindar.
Hip Mobility, the duo's first full-length LP, is built upon deep research into the audio archives of NASA's golden era, the 1960s and ‘70s. These Space Age recordings – and specifically the tiny, iconic communication beeps known as Quindar Tones – form the basis for Hip Mobility's electronic compositions. Quindar manipulates these archival recordings beyond recognition, samples and plays them as unique instruments, blends them with Jorgensen's vintage analog synths, and sometimes simply plays them back verbatim.
>Ring 13
– Nothing New Nothing Learned [1984] LP (Beer City)
Early-‘80s hardcore/punk on vinyl for the first time.

>Ruby Suns
– Sprite Fountain LP (Sellout! Music)
The Ruby Suns, the band-ish pseudonym of nomadic Californian-New Zealander Ryan McPhun, return after four years with a brilliant record,
Sprite Fountain. It began in earnest upon moving to Oslo, Norway from Auckland in 2013's twilight with impending fatherhood tapping him on the shoulder. A slowly ripening thing, it was made amidst child rearing and touring with NZ pals Lawrence Arabia. Having released on Sub Pop and Memphis Industries in the past, Ruby Suns' Sprite Fountain, a pithy nine songs running over thirty-three minutes, is stylistically an amalgam of the four previous Ruby Suns records. Rhythmically and harmonically complex, McPhun's influences are eluded to like snatches of a jukebox heard across a busy motorway. The touchstones are brief - ELO for four bars, a hint of Julia Holter in an arrangement - before they disappear into a kaleidoscopic tapestry that reveals McPhun to be a singular savant, hinted at by his diverse back catalog.
– Amazing Lover LP (Steady Trippin’)
Ruckazoid – Scratchgod Presents: Killin’ DJs – The Quadrilogy LP (Scratchgod)
Ruckazoid & Teeko – Findings LP (BeatDiscoveryRecordings)
Before boogie funk had a resurgence, Ruckazoid was dropping rare funk albums. Some may also be familiar with his seminal work as a turntablist and hardware designer.

– Lotus: Deluxe Edition 3xLP (Sony)
This deluxe of Santana’s 1974 album uses the high-definition DSD 11.2MHz master (which was used for Japan-only SACD
Lotus Complete Edition - HYBRID 4.0. The cutting was handled by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab and pressed by RTI. The package faithfully replicates its original LP design (22 panel) by Tadanori Yokoo.
– I Got You 12” (Parlophone)
Funkadelic indie-pop with heavy influences of soul and R&B. “Prince meets D’Angelo meets Tom Waits meets Joe Cocker” – The Sunday Times

>Shed Seven
– See Youse At The Barras: Live In Concert 2xLP (Secret)
Archive live release from the Britpop underdogs, recorded at Barrowlands Glasgow in December 12, 2002. Shed Seven belonged to the post-Smiths wave of British musicians such as The Sundays and Marion, with a sound relying heavily on complex guitar arpeggios often in a minor key, and wailing vocals.

>Sheer Mag
– Need To Feel Your Love LP (Wilsuns RC)
Sheer Mag's full-length debut sounds like a mix of a classic '70s rock, power pop and obscure English DIY. Think of the power pop delight of Protex, the lo-fi nature of The Seize, the riffs of Thin Lizzy and the powerful female vocals of Suzi Quatro.

>Paul Simon
– Paul Simon [Reissue/1972] LP+MP3 (Sony Legacy)
Remastered 180gm vinyl repress of Simon’s debut solo album. Including the signature hits “Mother and Child Reunion” and “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” the 1972 effort is ranked by Rolling Stone as the 266th Greatest Album of All Time.

>Six Organs Of Admittance and William Tyler
- Parallelogram: a La Carte LP (Three Lobed)
Mutual influence is always fun to see in action, especially when it is between modern long-form guitar composition greats Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance) and William Tyler. This volume of Three Lobed Recording's
Parallelogram series allows both artists room to stretch out and breathe.
– Make Of Breath Only LP (Pelagic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from Sydney's post-rock trailblazers.

>Sly & The Family Drone / Dead Neanderthals
– Molar Wrench LP (Hominid Sounds)
The noise giants team up with the free jazz outfit.

>Chris Spedding
– Joyland [2015] LP (Cleopatra)
Limited vinyl LP pressing of the fantastic 2015 studio album from guitar legend Chris Spedding. On
Joyland, Spedding is supported by a star-studded guest list including Johnny Marr, Bryan Ferry, Robert Gordon, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Arthur Brown, Steve Snips Parsons, Andy Fraser, Andy Mackay and others.
>Noah Sterba
– 13-Bar Blues LP (Grapefruit)
The debut vinyl release from the Omaha underground hero distills folk, blues, punk and country.

>Sun Ra
- Just Outta This World: Rare Tracks 1955-1961 LP (Jambalaya)
This singles collection compiles rare, early Sun Ra productions and performances from Juanita Rogers, Yochanan, Little Mack, and Sun Ra & His Myth-Science Arkestra, from 1955-1961. A retrospective on the early days of this legendary music guru.

>Taking Back Sunday
– Louder Now [Reissue/2006] LP (WB)
Limited vinyl reissue of Taking Back Sunday’s third studio album – their first on a major label.

– As The World Bleeds [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (Ulterium)
Limited double transparent red vinyl LP pressing of the Christian power metal band’s 2011 album.

>Three 6 Mafia
– Most Known Unknown [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Omerta)
The Memphis collective’s biggest album is available for the first time on vinyl.

– TLC LP (852 Musiq)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. After a 15-year wait and a Kickstarter campaign that became the crowdfunding site’s fastest-funded pop project ever,
TLC, the duo’s first independent album -- and, the members say, their final recording, has seen the light of day. “A new TLC record could be written off as a nostalgia play; indeed, this summer the group will join the I Love ’90s: The Party Continues tour with fellow throwback acts like Biz Markie and Naughty by Nature. But the sound that TLC pioneered is more influential than at any point since the ’90s, especially in the slinky sounds and sexy-tomboy styles of nouveau R&B’s current wave of rising stars like Tinashe, Kehlani and Jhené Aiko. TLC’s lasting imprint on pop goes far beyond any of its memorably outré fashions or dancefloor jams. Long before the current era of woke pop, TLC made hits with a message. (It’s probably not a coincidence that Katy Perry donated to the group’s Kickstarter.) The resulting record is stacked with uplifting, summer-barbecue-ready tunes like first single ‘Way Back,’ featuring Snoop Dogg.” – Billboard
>Tomb Mold
– Primordial Malignity LP (Blood Harvest)
Across the eight swift tracks at 32-minutes total, a sense of the familiar vs. foreign is waged, that whiff of death metaled deja vu that's soon erased with a foul, fetid freshness of approach. Indeed, the duo's Finnish-isms are foul and fetid here, but are shot through with a preternaturally adept knowledge of what made such classic death metal work - and, crucially, how to expand upon it without compromising its essence.

– The Grand Annihilation LP (Metal Blade)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Mike Hill is not a man interested in appeasing his existing audience or modifying the music he makes in the hope of luring in a broader one. Anyone doubting this need only look to the recorded output Tombs have dropped over the past decade, which while ultimately remaining rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound vomited up on 2007's self-titled EP, has constantly diversified and evolved.

>Tranquil Eyes
– Fact & Fiction LP (OnderStroom)
Poignant and exciting synth-wave songs, drenched in an eternal '80s feel.

– Stay Cool LP+MP3 (Saddle Creek)
Stay Cool sees Twinsmith's sound evolving from hazy surf rock to a fuller, more dynamic guitar-and-keys pop appeal. The fresh, slick new direction produces results that will have you bopping, hopping and electric sliding with glee. Clear out some space in your basement, dining room or wherever and get ready to feel good.” – Under The Radar
– Double Seven [Reissue/1973] LP (Music On Vinyl)
This classic album from 1973 saw its creator, Lee 'Scratch' Perry exploring synths and starting to develop his Black Ark sound - the enigmatic producer was at the time in the process of building his famous studio and honing his ideas about dub as a musical form.

>Various Artists
- Nasi Hostia: Experimental Studio Bratislava Series 3 LP+CD (4MG)
This series of electro acoustic music and musique concrète was started in 2015 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Experimental Studio Bratislava. The seven recordings on
Series 3 all date from 1968-1982, with compositions by: Milan Slavický, Georg Katzer, Lothar Voigtlaender, Zoltán Pongrácz, Alois Piňos, and more.
>Various Artists
– Nie Wieder Streit 2xLP (Lehult)
Nie Wieder Streit is one of those versatile records that offers something for every situation, one that never leaves your bag. There's chilled, intricate songs for the early and late hours on the dancefloor, dark and vibe-y jams for the dungeons, joyful and weird peak-time stuff, and some straight-up groove monsters -- all on one release.
>Alan Vega
– It 2xLP (Fader)
The final album written and recorded by Alan Vega, frontman of seminal electronic duo Suicide, before his passing in July 2016. Double-LP gatefold with never-before-seen drawings, writings, and photos.

>The Vines
– Highly Evolved [Reissue/2002] LP (Capitol)
2017 celebrates the 15th anniversary of
Highly Evolved, the breakthrough rock ‘n’ roll album from The Vines, who was part of the garage rock revival of the early 2000s.
>Christian Wolff
– Berlin Exercises LP (God)
Christian Wolff on
Berlin Exercises: "'Exercise' indicates relatively shorter pieces in which the process of work, of practicing and of trying things out within specified limits, in short a kind of discipline in process, are being attempted. I regard them as both exercises in composing and for performers, especially as the performers function as members of an ensemble."
– Balloons LP (Street Corner Music)
“While preparing for my radio show about a year ago, I put a kite out to the kids that I was looking for some heat to play. This kid sent me a 20 second clip of a work in progress. It was sublime. He kept sending beats per my request. It was exciting how consistently good the shit was. Blissful, downtempo escapism. His production took me somewhere else, in a time where a retreat from the increasingly stressful day to day is more than welcomed. That first track he sent, ‘Huey,’ starts off
Balloons, Wowflower's debut LP, just as it started the dialogue between the two of us. The Street Corner faithful will not be disappointed. This sh*t is fantastic." -- House Shoes
– Asino Sardo [Reissu/2015] LP (SVS)
Asino Sardo playfully finds itself somewhere between early Rephlex releases, AFX's Ambient Works and The Other People Place.
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