released 18 AUGUST 2017
>CDs + Vinyl:

Josh Abbott Band – Until My Voice Goes Out CD (Pretty Damn Tough)
New release from the Texas country music band.

>The Accidentals
– Odyssey CD/LP (SME Masterworks)
“It wasn't all that long ago that the qualities valued most highly in the youthful sectors of folk-pop and folk-rock were earnestness and simplicity. This was music made with minimum fuss — all four-on-the-floor foot stomps, straight-ahead strumming and spirited sing-along choruses. The Accidentals were surely aware of that movement, though they'd barely reached high school in Traverse City, Mich., when Mumford & Sons blew up. But even back then, violinist Savannah Buist and cellist Katie Larson were occupied by making familiar MGMT and Led Zeppelin songs into pieces to which they could apply their classical chops. The Accidentals became a sprightly trio several years back with the addition of drummer Michael Dause. On their latest, which the three bandmates co-produced in partnership with Jason Lehning, a specialist in roots-inflected alt-pop, they display equal interest in the focused musical forms of indie rock and pop and the expansive potential of orchestral arrangements, jam band open-endedness and impressionistic singer-songwriter expression. The fact that all of that is in the mix doesn't, in fact, result in long songs. Most, including the closing instrumental suite, clock in under four minutes. They're just busier, more dynamic songs, animated by the tensions between aesthetic possibilities.” – NPR

>Banny Grove
– Cars In Control CD/7” (Nicey Music)
“Giddy and surreal synth-driven songs that fuse pointed social commentary with off-kilter melodies and teetering rhythms.”—Bandcamp New and Notable

– Ephemeris CD/LP (Unique Leader)
Third full length from the Icelandic death metal titans.

>Bobby Bland
– Here’s The Man!!! [Reissue/1962] CD/LP (Tempo)
Here's The Man!!! was originally released in 1962 on Duke Records - Houston's legendary R&B label run by the infamous Don Robey - and is the second LP from Bobby "Blue" Bland. Featuring one of his most enduring and classic hits, "Turn On Your Love Light", along with 10 other smoking R&B numbers - Here's The Man!!! is a fine showcase of one of the most influential and important R&B/soul singers of the 1960s.
– Time Well CD/LP (Relapse)
Grandiose and deeply insular, Cloakroom's second album is a work that transcends simple genre descriptors as the trio prove dually capable of conjuring lumbering walls of sound as well as forlorn Americana. Cloakroom occupies a compelling space between worlds on
Time Well, crafting its unique brand of thoughtfully heavy music.
>Reo Cragun
– Growing Pains CD (Capitol)
The emerging r ‘n’ bass artist releases his new mixtap.

>The Jerry Douglas Band
– What If CD/LP (Rounder/Concord)
Jerry Douglas, the 14x Grammy award winner who has played on over 2,000 separate recordings (Alison Krauss, Mumford & Sons, James Taylor, etc.), presents a new album with a unique sound and a brand-new outfit of musicians, hand-picked by Douglas himself. On
What If, Douglas decisively merges jazz inclinations with the bluegrass, country, blues, swing, rock, and soul he's spent his life absorbing and performing, forging a sound that flies beyond the boundaries of anything he - or anyone else - has done before. From the up-tempo combination of what Douglas calls 'bebop jazz and caveman jazz' on “Cavebop” to the symphonically sweeping title track, What If delves into areas unexplored by any other musician, much less by Dobro. The album also includes a funky, soulful take on Tom Waits' “2:19” and a blistering bluegrass-meets-jam-band reinvention of the classic “Hey Joe.” [Vinyl edition due September 15.]
>Judy Dyble & Andy Lewis
– Summer Dancing CD/LP (PIAS America)
Songwriter-player-producer Andy Lewis is introduced to Judy Dyble, erstwhile vocalist with folk luminaries Fairport Convention and proto-King Crimson founder who, after a somewhat extended stay out of music has been been making a low-key, experimental return. Connections completed, the pair draw from their rural-urban upbringings and like-minded interests in history and culture, early ideas are swapped electronically albeit fragments of tracks and lyrics that the pair have accumulated over the years. Weeks later and these formative ideas have evolved into
Summer Dancing – a kaleidoscopic collection of audio snapshots.
- Evocation II – Pantheon CD/LP (Nuclear Blast America)
Second album Swiss folk metallers.

>Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
- Groovin' In Greaseland CD (Alligator)
Wildly fun, musically fearless and bursting with bravado, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats have created one of the blues’ most instantly recognizable sounds and no-holds-barred styles. Featuring the world-class talents of harmonica master, songwriter and vocalist Rick Estrin, guitar wunderkind Chris “Kid” Andersen, keyboard wizard Lorenzo Farrell and dynamic drummer Alex Pettersen, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats serve up sharp and incisive original blues and gritty roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll.

>Eternal Boy
– Awkward Phase CD/LP (Four Chord Music)
New from the pop/punk outfit formerly known as The SpacePimps.

– Dark Days + Canapés CD/LP (PIAS America)
Dark Days + Canapés is Ghostpoet's most defining album to date. Produced by Leo Abrahams, best known for his work with Brian Eno and Jon Hopkins, it delves even further into a fuller, guitar driven sound. Serendipity and experimentalism were embraced in the studio and several original ideas evolved or were supplanted by something unexpected. On “Freakshow” the addition of manic laughter from a gospel choir, who had turned up to sing on a different track, compounds the crazed nature of the song, whilst “Blind As A Bat...,” influenced by Talk Talk's Laughing Stock, saw string players invited to improvise with fragments of their performance sampled and overlaid to build something less structured, more wayward and reflective of the state of mind of the protagonist. [Limited white colored vinyl pressing also available.]
– Impassable Fears CD/LP (Svart)
Imploding, abstracting and distorting the concepts of ceremony, volume and density since 2006, surrealist, esoteric and experimental rock band Gravetemple (Oren Ambarchi, Stephen O'Malley and Attila Csihar) return with a new album.

>Grizzly Bear
– Painted Ruins CD/2xLP+MP3 (RCA)
Grizzly Bear release
Painted Ruins, their highly anticipated fifth full-length album and first for RCA Records. The band – Chris Bear, Ed Droste, Daniel Rossen and Chris Taylor – spent the better part of two years writing and recording the 11 new compositions on Painted Ruins. Taylor produced the album and it was mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs, Weezer). Sessions took place at Allaire Studios in upstate New York and various locations around Los Angeles, including Taylor's own Terrible Studios. Rolling Stone called the record's lead single “Three Rings” “spellbinding” while Spin exclaimed that the band “strike gold” with straightforward second single “Mourning Sound.” Painted Ruins follows the group's critical and commercial 2012 breakthrough Shields.
– Fix Tape CD (X-ray)
Fresh off the success of his sophomore album, FL-based rapper and Rick Ross protégé, Gunplay, drops his 2017 mixtape which includes 11 new tracks featuring the ferocious flow that earned Gunplay collaborations with Pharell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Wayne.

– Your Worst Nightmare [Reissue/2009] CD (Hell’s Headbangers)
A bizarro mix of ‘80s heavy metal, thrash, punk, and death metal. [Vinyl edition due September 15.]

>Ray Wylie Hubbard
- Tell The Devil I'm Gettin' There As Fast As I Can CD (Bordello)
Whether or not you subscribe to the adage that the devil always has the best music, you can take it on faith that anytime he pops up from a cameo in a Ray Wylie Hubbard song, the results are gonna be pretty damned entertaining. And as any fan of the Hubbard cannon knows, Old Scratch pops up in his songs a lot nearly as often as all of Hubbard's wise-cracking black birds, lyrical and musical nods to Lightnin' Hopkins, bad-ass women (usually Hubbard's own wife, Judy), and a myriad of other grifters, ruffians, and scrappy cats of the gnarly and general lowdown variety. Somewhere or another on just about every Ray Wylie Hubbard album, the devil gets his due.

– Our Love To Admire [Reissue/2007] CD+DVD/2xLP/2xLP+DVD (Capitol)
Digitally remastered 10th Anniversary edition expanded with a DVD featuring their 2007 performance at London Astoria. [Double heavyweight vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket including custom inner sleeves also available. Deluxe vinyl edition adds the DVD.]

>Jethro Tull
– Songs From The Wood [Reissue/1977] CD (Rhino/Parlophone)
Single-disc Steven Wilson mix.

>Kacy & Clayton
– The Siren’s Song CD/LP+MP3 (New West)
“When you grow up in a remote region of Saskatchewan, Canada, where the nearest record store is a five-hour drive, an imagination comes in handy. That's how cousins Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum – aka Kacy & Clayton – coped with life in the Wood Mountain Uplands, where rolling hills outnumbered neighbors and small-town subversion hid in the verdant sheen. And, on their last LP Strange Country, they told tales of vengeful, murderous women, unwanted babies and mysterious spirits, all housed in their breed of both eerie and ethereal folk, unique enough to catch the interest of Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, who produced their forthcoming album The Siren's Song. With production from Tweedy, [album single] ‘The Light of Day’ finds the duo morphing into full-band territory, giving their sound a less pastoral, more psychedelic sheen along the lines of Gram Parson's
Grievous Angel, Buffalo Springfield or Sir Douglas Quintet if Linda Perhacs was at the wheel, with Anderson's voice leaping from a sweet mountain warble to full-on Grace Slick belt.” – Rolling Stone
>Katie Kern
– Blues For The Highway CD (Wolf)
By coincidence watching the Ry Cooder movie
Crossroads Kern became infatuated with the history of blues, especially the outstanding music of Robert Johnson. To learn how to play guitar solos she listened to the CD of B. B. King’s Live In Cook County Jail. Other strong influences include Bonnie Raitt and Mississippi John Hurt.
>Kitty In A Casket
– Rise CD/LP (Rodeostar)
This Austrian band takes a firm stand with their melodic punk rock, from radical to emotional, from undaunted to sensitive, from fast and hard to tender and susceptible.

– Hell Yeah CD/2xLP (earMUSIC)
For over a quarter of a century KMFDM is the epitome and synonym for industrial rock.
Hell Yeah is their first new album in four years. [Vinyl edition pressed at 45rpm for maximum fidelity.]
>Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer
– Not Dark Yet CD (Silver Cross)
Not Dark Yet provides a potent look at the sisters' individual and collective artistry through eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, and back to Jessie Colter. Shelby and Allison wrap their arms around the past, plant their feet in the present, and nod toward what's around the bend with the co-written “Is It Too Much” which closes out the ten-song set. [Vinyl edition due September 15.]
– Psychopathic Monstar CD (Psychopathic)
Lyte is the newest artist signed to Psychopathic Records.
Monstar is available in red, green, and blue versions, each with its own unique opening track.
>Major Lazer
– Know No Better CDEP (M-Theory Music)
Six new tracks featuring collaborations with numerous artists, including Travis Scott, Camila Cabello, Quavo, J Balvin, Sean Paul, Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking, Jidenna, Busy Signal, Anitta, Pabllo Vittar, Machel Montano, and Konshens.

>Dent May
– Across The Multiverse CD/LP+MP3 (Carpark)
Following the lead of musical-polymaths-with-LA-ties before him like Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, and Harry Nilsson, Dent May's style on the magical mystery tour de force
Across The Multiverse will be familiar to fans of his previous work. Yet there's something more refined about this collection... Stately strings mingle with boogie piano like old friends. Synths weave a celestial backdrop throughout. Every verse, bridge and chorus in its right place, giving it the unmistakable feel of a true songwriting craftsman at work. Lyrically Dent has never been sharper, musing on themes like modern romance (“Picture On A Screen,” “Face Down In The Gutter Of Your Love”), existential dread (“Dream 4 Me,” “I'm Gonna Live Forever Until I'm Dead”), and the distance to the moon (“Distance To The Moon”) as he searches for meaning among the infinite scrolling feeds of our 21st century augmented reality. The title track, a duet with Frankie Cosmos, is a deep space love song about finding love beyond impossible boundaries. [Yellow colored vinyl pressing also available.]
– Mexican Dust CD (Six Degrees)
A unique blend of Brazilian influences, American pop smarts and witty, oddball arrangements.

– 1Up Top Ahk CD (Mozzy)
Up Top Ahk serves as Mozzy’s debut project and features the likes of Lil Boosie, YFN Lucci, Dave East, June, Celly Ru, and a posthumous verse from the Bay Area legend The Jacka. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions.
>Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
– The Story We Tell CD (Rebel)
One of the busiest bands in bluegrass, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers have consistently delivered chart-topping and crowd-pleasing music, as evidenced by multiple International Bluegrass Music Association awards and Grand Ole Opry appearances on their resume.

>Hugh Mundell
– Africa Must Be Free By 1983 [Reissue/1979] CD (VP)
Hugh Mundell was a protégé of Augustus Pablo and recorded for his Rockers International imprint. Together the two made these classic sides which still stand as genre defining forty years on. [Vinyl editions – including the Augustus Pablo Dub – due September 15.]

>Neck Deep
– The Peace And The Panic CD/LP+MP3 (Hopeless)
New album from the Welsh pop-punk band. [Limited white color vinyl pressing also available.]

>Little Junior Parker/Bobby Blue Bland
- The Barefoot Rock And You Got Me (Double Feature) [Reissue/1958] CD/LP (Tempo)
The Barefoot Rock And You Got Me brings together Duke singles by Bobby Blue Bland and Junior Parker, in a "double feature" set that devotes a side apiece to material by each of them. Hard bluesy soul.
– Yours Truly Forever CD (WB)
Debut album from the 22-year-old rapper-singer.

– Necromancy Enthroned CD (Dark Decent)
Debut album of wicked and brutal Canadian thrash metal.

– Pop Art Live 2xCD (Omnivore)
“Having waited this long to witness the impossible—Raspberries live—we showed up two hours early, parking our car in the empty parking lot . . . [and] moments before the house lights went down, we looked at each other and said the words that we never thought we would ever say: ‘We’re at a Raspberries concert’ (Ken Sharp and Bernie Hogya from the liner notes to
Pop Art Live). November 26, 2004, the stage was set for a reunion most thought could never happen—the Raspberries live in concert. Over 30 years since the original four members of Raspberries last played together, Pop Art Live captures opening night, at Cleveland’s House Of Blues. Founding members Eric Carmen, Wally Bryson, David Smalley, and Jim Bonfanti powerfully muscle through 28 slices of pure rock ’n’ roll heaven, bringing to life the legacy of power pop’s founding fathers. Pop Art Live contains live versions of songs from all four of the Raspberries’ classic original studio albums including the hits “Go All The Way,” “I Wanna Be With You,” “Let’s Pretend,” and “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)” as well as perfect renditions of timeless favorites by The Beatles and The Who. [Vinyl edition due November 17.]
– Frühe Jahre CD (Unseen Worlds)
Frühe Jahre is the first-time reissue of C-Schulz's early work from late 1980s and early '90s. Combining the cathartic sounds of industrial, early techno, and innovative pop with inspiration from acousmatic, new music, and Dada, Schulz's music is a prime example of the Cologne experimental music scene of the time. Rhythmic delights, outlandish juxtapositions and a sustained, unresolved, aurally-fascinating tension evoke dramatic, film-like meditations.
>Slick Rick
– The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick [Reissue/1988] CD (Get On Down)
CD reissue of the debut album from the Jamaican/London-born hip-hop artist.

– Empire Of Ashes CD/LP (Avantgarde)
As equally majestic as it is furious, Empires of Ash channels that epic spirit of black metal bands like Summoning, Saor, and even Emperor. What really sets Sojourner apart from their contemporaries though is how well they weave the folk instruments into their songs; a variety of flutes, piano, and synths pour personality into the music.

>Billy Jo Spears
– C’est La Vie CD (Goldenlane)
The lost album from the country legend, recorded in the early '80s but never released.

>Thy Art Is Murder
– Dear Desolation CD/LP (Nuclear Blast America)
Combining classic and authentic death metal elements that invoke the renegade, spirit-crushing, monstrosity of early Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse and Decapitated with the precision rhythmic assault of Meshuggah and the breakdown-infused bounce of The Black Dahlia Murder, Australian metal crew Thy Art Is murder has redefined a once cast aside and maligned sub-genre, proudly re-energizing and representing the best in extremity. [Two limited edition colored vinyl pressings are available: grey and bronze and orange.]

– The Road: Part 1 CD/2xLP (Cooking Vinyl)
After a seven-year hiatus, James Lavelle returns with a new album from UNKLE.
The Road: Part 1 is the project’s fifth album to date and long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s Where Did The Night Fall. the album taps into the multicultural landscape of modern London and sets out to unite an eclectic mix of ideas, cultures, and genres under the UNKLE umbrella to create something unique. Lavelle explains, “I wanted to make a record that I hadn’t been able to before, going back to the roots of where I came from, with a foot in modern London.” The lengthy list of contributors includes Queens Of The Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen and Jon Theodore, Primal Scream’s Andrew Innes, The Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss, Dhani Harrison, Keaton Henson, ESKA, and long-time UNKLE collaborator Mark Lanegan.
>Chelsea Williams
– Boomerang CD/LP+MP3 (Blue Élan)
Boomerang ties together Williams' influences – Americana, indie-folk and lush pop – for a transcendent listening experience.
>Victoria Williams & The Loose Band
- Victoria Williams & The Loose Band Town Hall 1995 CD (Fire America)
Released on vinyl for RSD 2017, this live archive release is now available on CD. In 1995 Victoria Williams toured with the Loose band. Critics swooned and acclaimed her live shows as "beautiful" and "intimate", set lists varied every night, special guests happened along.

>Steven Wilson
– To The Bone CD/2xLP/Blu-ray (Caroline)
Wilson’s (Porcupine Tree) fifth album is a gloriously dynamic modernist pop record. It is a hat-tip to the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth (think Peter Gabriel's
So, Talk Talk's Colour Of Spring, Tears For Fears’ Seeds Of Love). [Hi-res Blu-ray audio edition also available.]
>Dizzy Wright
– The Golden Age 2 CD (Dizzy Wright)
Dizzy Wright finally drops his long-awaited
The Golden Age 2 album, which marks as his third solo studio project in his lustrous career. The former Funk Volume signee’s new release provides a whopping total of 18 tracks, which hear features from the likes of Chellé, Euroz, Big K.R.I.T., G Perico, Reezy and many more.
– Boy In A Well CD/LP+MP3 (Bloodshot)
The Yawpers is a rock 'n' roll trio from Denver, Colorado. Their name is derived from the Walt Whitman poem
Song Of Myself: “I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.” The Yawpers play in a unique setting of two acoustic guitar players and drummer, yet their music is played with raucous glee comparable to seeing a metal band. Their third album, Boy In A Well, sounds like Alan Lomax using his field recorder to capture Mance Lipscomb ripping a laced joint with the Cramps and strapping on their instruments to let it fly. It's a complex concept album - manically conceived, historically situated, emotionally underscored and set in a plot-driven fictive universe. It's demented, unpredictable, taboo, ambitious, and yet distinctively cohesive.

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
– Greatest Hits ’93-’03 [2004] 2xLP+MP3 (Sony Legacy)
First-time vinyl pressing of the first compilation by 311.

– The Rise Of Chaos 2xLP (Nuclear Blast)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fifteenth studio album from the Teutonic metal band. Limited blue and orange color vinyl pressing also available.

>Ariel Pink
– Another Weekend b/w Ode To The Goat 7” (Mexican Summer)
The first single from the forthcoming album
Dedicated To Bobby Jameson (due September 15). Includes the non-album B-side “Ode To The Goat.”
– Audioslave [Reissue/2002] 2xLP+MP3 (Sony Legacy)
Limited 150gm vinyl reissue of Audioslave’s debut album.

>Roy Ayers Ubiquity
– Lifeline [Reissue/1977] LP (Polydor)
One of the most visible jazz vibraphonists of the 1960s, then an R&B bandleader in the 1970s and '80s, Roy Ayers' reputation is now that of one of the prophets of acid jazz, a man decades ahead of his time. Perhaps acid jazz would have emerged even if Ayers had never existed, but it certainly would have sounded different. Scores of DJs, hip-hoppers, acid jazzers, and others have incorporated samples of music created by Ayers into their own work, making his sound an integral part of these emerging musical forms.

>Bobby Bland
– Two Steps From The Blues [Reissue/1961] LP (Tempo)
Bobby Bland could both comfort and chill, sometimes in the same song. He does so on this undeniably classic album's "Lead Me On," which begins with the line "You know how it feels, you understand / What it is to be a stranger in this unfriendly land" and ends softly two minutes later with the promise "I'll follow you." Such drama, coupled with a mellow soulfulness, is the norm on
Two Steps. Bland has been called "the Sinatra of the blues" more than once, and this album is the best explanation ever for that appellation.
>Mary J. Blige
– Strength Of A Woman 2xLP (Capitol)
Released this past April on CD – now available on vinyl. The 13
th album from the R&B singer/songwriter includes guest appearances by Kanye West, Quavo, DJ Khaled, Missy Elliot, Prince Charlez, and Kaytranada.
>Johnny Cash
– Greatest! [Reissue/1959] LP (ORG Music)
Vinyl reissue of the fourth album by American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, originally released on the legendary Sun Records in 1959. The tracks on the album were recorded between July 1955 and July 1958. Six out of the twelve songs became singles, with "Get Rhythm" topping the Country charts and becoming the most successful one. Limited edition red colored vinyl pressing also available.

>Cheap Trick
– We’re All Alright! 2xLP (Big Machine)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Cheap Trick's eighteenth studio album
We're All Alright! follows 2016's acclaimed Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello. Features the electrifying lead single, “Long Time Coming,” which Billboard raved is, “a crunchy hard rocker driven by a Kinks-flavored riff...a bit of a one-song tribute to Cheap Trick's influential forebears.” Cheap Trick is an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe since 1974 for their instantly identifiable, hugely influential, brand of pop rock ‘n' roll. The band – Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar), and Daxx Nielsen (drums) – are true pioneers with an unparalleled streak of certifiably classic tunes, from “He's A Whore,” “California Man” and “Dream Police” to “Surrender,” “I Want You To Want Me” and the worldwide No. 1 hit single, “The Flame.” 2016 saw Cheap Trick's long awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We’re All Alright! is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks, among them a kaleidoscopic cover of The Move's “Blackberry Way.”
>Controlled Bleeding
– Carving Sounds 2xLP (Artoffact)
Recently released in CD – now available on vinyl. New 20-track remix album featuring: Japanese noise-guru Merzbow, Justin K. Broadrick from industrial-metal act Godflesh (not to mention Jesu), as well as Monolake, Crowhurst, Ramleh, Child Bite, and many others. Green colored vinyl pressing.

>A.J. Croce
– Just Like Medicine LP (Compass)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. The acclaimed singer/songwriter A.J. Croce and his producer, soul music legend Dan Penn, explore the healing power of music with
Just Like Medicine. An all-star cast including Steve Cropper, David Hood, Vince Gill, Colin Linden and the McCrary Sisters come together on Croce's ninth studio album.
- Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising LP (Spinefarm)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.
>Debt Neglector
– Atomicland LP (Smart Punk)
A blast of catchy, grungy, aggressive tunes dealing with anxiety, depression, paranoia, abuse, and other warm and fuzzy subjects. For fans of Descendents, Bad Religion, Dead to Me, New Mexican Disaster Squad.

>DJ Shadow
– The Mountain Has Fallen 12”+MP3 (Mass Appeal)
New 4-track EP featuring collaborationsTNas, and Detroit MC Danny Brown.

>Jerry Garcia
– Garcia [Reissue/1972] LP (ATO)
Limited blue colored vinyl LP pressing. Originally released in 1972, Garcia is Jerry Garcia's first solo album and was recorded over a three-week period almost entirely by Jerry with assistance from Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and lyricist Robert Hunter.

>The Goastt
– Long Gone 10” (Chimera Music)
Limited 10" vinyl from The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger -- five songs recorded circa the
Midnight Sun sessions, including a cover of Syd Barrett's "Long Gone" played by the full Goastt touring band with Robbie Mangano, Jared Samuel and Tim Kuhl. The band sold this on their tour with Beck last summer, and they have a small quantity of leftovers available to sell.
– The Knife LP+MP3 (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
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.
– Something To Tell You 2xLP (Columbia)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. When the time came to record their sophomore album, Haim decided to “go in and record as a band, keeping it a little more organic. That was kind of a mission statement for the album” offered Danielle Haim. The group first announced the release of
Something To Tell You with an in-studio video version of album track “Right Now,” which was shot and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, Boogie Nights). Haim then released the single “Want You Back,” which Rolling Stone described as having “a Hot 100 ready sheen.” Pitchfork gave “Want You Back” its coveted Best New Track saying “Haim are pulling the rug out from under our feet in the run-up to releasing their second album.” Entertainment Weekly declared “Want You Back” sees HAIM returning to their sonic roots as a funky, pop-inspired trio, complete with groovy strings, sprightly percussion, a soulful chorus, and a spritz of electronic sheen.”
>Calvin Harris
– Funk Wave Bounces Vol. 1 LP (Sony)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Calvin Harris’ new album features the previously released singles “Slide" featuring Frank Ocean & Migos, plus "Heatstroke" featuring Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande. The album boasts 19 guest artist collaborations including Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Kehlani, Future, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean, John Legend, Khalid, Migos, Schoolboy Q, Ariana Grande, Young Thug, D.R.A.M., Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty, Jessie Reyez, Partynextdoor plus Snoop Dogg.

– Will You Find Me [Reissue/2000] 2xLP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
Deluxe double-LP in expanded packaging, including a gatefold jacket and lyric insert. “
Will You Find Me is sad, pretty, hope-filled, exquisitely crafted, and utterly haunting” (Will Hermes, Entertainment Weekly). “[The songs on Will You Find Me are] like the whispers of uncertain lovers in a perpetual dance of vulnerability and assurance, parting and reconciliation” (The New York Times).
– Blizzard Beasts [Reissue/1997] LP (Osmose Productions)
Immortal – Damned In Black [Reissue/2000] LP (Osmose Productions)
Two vinyl reissues from one of the most important black metal bands in the world. Must haves for fans of brutal Norwegian black metal.

>Jack Off Jill
– Sexless Demons [1998] LP (Cargo)
First-time on vinyl for the Florida based outfit’s debut album (originally on Risk Records). The LP features the bonus track “Angels F##k.” Although Jack Off Jill may never have topped the charts or headlined Madison Square Garden, their contribution to gothic-alt rock as well as the grrl band revolution isn't any less important.

>Jay-U Experience
– Enough Is Enough [Reissue/1977] LP (Soundway)
Originally released by EMI Nigeria in 1977, this now-rare album was written by Jay-U and engineered by disco-boogie artist Goddy Oku. Opening with the up-tempo reggae number "Reggae Deluxe", the album descends into mind-blowing jazz-funk featuring several killer saxophone solos. The journey ends with a trip into psych-prog rock, with a sound not dissimilar to that coming out of the early '70s British rock scene.

>Juicy Lucy
– Juicy Lucy [Reissue/1969] LP (Music On Vinyl)
A curiously heavy form of blues-rock, often played at break-neck speed. 180gm vinyl reissue.

>Mike Krol
- Mike Krol Is Never Dead: The First Two Records 2xLP+MP3 (Merge)
Mike Krol Is Never Dead: The First Two Records, we catch up—with the past, that is. Indeed, Turkey, released in 2015, is Chapter 3 of the Krol saga; here, finally, are its long-lost predecessors. Self-released in 2011, vinyl 10” I Hate Jazz was the opening salvo of World War Krol. Only 500 copies were pressed; they were given away to anyone who showed interest (and many who showed none whatsoever). Including Krol classics like “Fifteen Minutes” and “Like A Star,” the record has long been unavailable. His second vinyl 10” Trust Fund followed in 2013; its 500 copies sold out on the ensuing tour, fueling a mini-mania that would elevate it to cult status. This set includes both records on freshly pressed Merge vinyl; an illuminating selection of digital outtakes, demos, and B-sides; and a fold-out poster showcasing a selection of Mike Krol ephemera.
>k.d. lang
– Ingénue (25th Anniversary Edition) [Reissue/1992] 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.
>Lil Yachty
– Teenage Emotions LP (Quality Control Music, LLC)
Released late last May on CD – now available on vinyl.
Teenage Emotions merges Lil Yachty’s signature gleeful sing-rap and auto-tuned transmissions with hip-hop bombast, pop and ‘80s cultural touchstones. The 19-year-old Atlanta native is proudly genre-defying, mining hip-hop, alternative, indie sounds as well as his hometown Atlanta trap DNA to solidify his mosaic approach. The album features collaborations with Migos, YG, Kamaiyah, Diplo, Grace, Evander Griim and Stefflon Don, with production by WondaGurl, Earl The Pearl, Burberry Perry, Digital Nas, K Swisha, Southside, 30 Roc and others. Limited pink vinyl pressing.
>Arjan Miranda – Spiritual Americana LP (The Wild Unknown)
Debut album from Arjan Miranda (Black Mountain, Family Band, Children, S.T.R.E.E.T.S.). Expertly riding the sonic precipice between classic rock, metal interludes and kosmische music, Spiritual America delivers us to that uniquely American underworld where spirituality intersects with rock & roll.

>Morbid Angel
–The Blessed Are Sick [Reissue/1991] LP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of the second album from Florida’s death metal titans.

>Mr. Big
- Defying Gravity LP (Frontiers)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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
>Randy Newman
– Dark Matter LP (Nonesuch)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Dark Matter, Randy Newman's first album of new material in nine years, is the follow-up to 2008's acclaimed Harps And Angels, which the Guardian called “the work of a true master of popular song.” Produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher, Dark Matter includes songs about Vladimir Putin, the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more.
– We Had To Let You Have It [Reissue/1971] LP (Music On Vinyl)
We Had To Let You Have It is the only recorded output from Britain's first all-black rock band Noir, a band which broke up before the album was released. A melt of soul, R&B, rock, blues rock formula, with minor incursions into jazz and hints of proto-prog. 180gm vinyl reissue.
– A Sense Of Loss [2009] 2xLP+CD (Kscope)
Riding off the success of his 2016 opus
Scintilla, Nosound songwriter Giancarlo Erra releases A Sense Of Loss for the first time on vinyl. The album, originally released as a CD/DVD in 2009, was Nosound's follow up to 2008's Lightdark and built on its predecessor by introducing a more alternative post-rock element to Erra's ever evolving sound. Giancarlo describes the album as a "move from the classic 'rock' (or rock ambient) approach used in Lightdark to a more unique sound, with influences from more contemporary alt and post rock."
>Porcupine Tree
– Voyage 34 [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Kscope)
Voyage 34 is an instrumental composition from ‘92/’93, split into four phases and lasting for over an hour. Combining trance rhythms alongside more typical Porcupine Tree textures and guitar solos, Voyage 34 was a big hit in the ambient/chill out club scene of the early ‘90s (when it was originally issued as two separate 12” singles).
>Rainer Maria
– Rainer Maria LP+MP3/Cassette (Polyvinyl)
Rainer Maria have returned in full force with a brand new self-titled full-length written and recorded by all three founding members. Frequently hailed as a pioneering band in the Midwestern DIY scene, Rainer Maria got back together in 2015 after a decade-long hiatus and has been playing shows ever since. Inevitably, the next step in the reunion was to produce new music.

>Rock Town Express
– Funky Makossa [Reissue/1974] LP (Comb & Razor Sound)
Classic Nigerian funk-rock with bright, confident pop melodies and articulate lyrics.

>Ryuichi Sakamoto
‎– Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto 7” (Better Days/Rush Hour)
Two killer slices of ‘80s Japanese electronic music, both from Sakamoto’s 1979 album
A Thousand Knives Of.
>Peter Schickele
– Silent Running [Reissue/1972] LP (Varese Sarabande)
The 1972 classic
Silent Running is lauded as one of the most influential science fiction films of all time. The soundtrack features a memorable score by Peter Schickele and songs by Joan Baez. Green vinyl pressing.
>Simple Plan
- No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls [2002] LP (Atlantic)
First-time vinyl pressing of the 2002 album from the punk-pop combo. 12 irresistible anti-anthems of adolescent alienation, each one fit to burst with unstoppable hooks, melodic punk vocalizing, and shout-it-out-loud choruses.

>The Stills-Young Band
– Long May You Run [Reissue/1976] LP (Reprise)
Limited 140gm vinyl reissue.
Long May You Run follows mostly in a similar vein to the duo's other joint work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, traversing various facets of Americana and folk music.
>The Style Council
– Our Favourite Shop [Reissue/1985] LP (Polydor)
180gm vinyl reissue of the second studio album from The Style Council. The album was a commercial and critical success, and also featured guest vocals by Lenny Henry, Tracie Young, and Alison Limerick.

>Tengger Cavalry
– Die On My Ride LP (M-Theory Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Global music award-winning nomadic folk metal group Tengger Cavalry return with
Die On My Ride which delivers the potent, inimitable metal-meets-Mongolian/Central Asian world music sound that diehard fans have come to know and love, while incorporating more personal, topical themes of racial discrimination, identity, equal rights and freedom.
- World Downfall [Reissue/1989] LP (Earache)
Originally released in 1989,
World Downfall is widely regarded as one of the most influential grindcore albums of all time (members went onto play in other household names in the extreme music scene such as Napalm Death, Morbid Angel and Nausea).
- Hexed & Necrophiliac Among The Living Dead [2015/2016] 2xLP (Pure Destructive Rec)
Terrortron is the horror soundtrack inspired project of gothic rock/darkwave veteran Anders Manga, who is also known as the creative force behind the fuzzed out dark occult rock band Bloody Hammers. Limited black and red colored vinyl pressing.

– Somewhere In Between LP (Vérité)
“The immersive, electro-pop soundscapes that accompany her crystalline vocals combine to create a powerful sound that pivots in unexpected and daring ways.” – Albumism

>Neil Young
– American Stars ‘N Bars [Reissue/1977] LP (Reprise)
Neil Young – Comes A Time [Reissue/1978] LP (Reprise)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Live Rust [Reissue/1978] 2xLP (Reprise)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Rust Never Sleeps [Reissue/1979] LP (Reprise)
Limited 140gm vinyl reissues.
released 11 AUGUST 2017
>CDs + Vinyl:
>Abominable Putridity – In The End Of Human Existence CD/LP (Unique Leader)
CD and first-time vinyl reissue of the 2007 debut from the Russian brutal, slamming death metal outfit.

– Freedom In Dub CD (Greensleeves)
Newly recorded dub versions of songs from the 2016 album
Freedom & Fyah. Using vintage analog equipment, Alborosie bridges the sounds and rhythms of classic reggae to 2017, highlighting his lineage to producers like Linval Thompson and King Jammy among others. [Vinyl edition due August 25.]
– Good Prevails [Reissue/2014] CD/LP (Liquidator Music)
The dynamic duo of London England-raised Jamaican singer Alpheus and producer Roberto Sanchez teamed up once again to make yet another quality album of ska and roots rocksteady reggae music with 2014's
Good Prevails. Back in print on CD and vinyl.
>Altered Five Blues Band
– Charmed & Dangerous CD (Blind Pig)
“Explosive, hard driving blue collar rockin’ blues... muscular blues mixed with vintage soul designed to showcase the mighty vocals of frontman Jeff 'JT' Taylor.” -- No Depression

– Dead As Truth CD/LP (Relapse)
Ritualistic, apocalyptic noisemakers Atriarch are back with their fourth offering of mind-altering, doom-soaked, deathrock.

>James Blunt
– The Afterlove [Extended Version] CD (Atlantic)
The Afterlove sees Blunt melding contemporary pop production with his classic brand of personal songcraft, equal parts heartfelt poignancy and self-deprecating wit. The chart-topping troubadour enlisted a who's who of modern talent to join him in writing and recording the album, among them such icons and studio luminaries as Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder, Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Johnny McDaid (Example, Biffy Clyro), Stephan Moccio (Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd), and MoZella (Miley Cyrus, One Direction).
>The Bombay Royale
– Run Kitty Run CD/LP (Hope Street)
A retro Bollywood fueled rampage through psyche-surf, 80's electro-pop and desert rock,
Run Kitty Run is, like its predecessors, conceived as the soundtrack to a lost film. The music conjures into life a devastated futuristic landscape peopled by robotic horsemen, killer satellites and grinning sadhus. Overlaid with vocals in Hindi, Bengali and English, the resulting soundtrack is one of love and betrayal, hopeless escapes and unlikely salvation.
– One Offs… Remixes & B-Sides [Reissue/2002] CD/2xLP (Tru Thoughts)
Successfully beating the bootleggers at their own game, 2002's
One Offs offered Bonobo fans the chance to get their mitts on rare 12” and 7” cuts, as well as some truly exceptional remixes.
>Dennis Callaci
– The End Of Night CD (Shrimper)
A knee play, a low budget opera, a tone poem with broken keys,
The End Of Night follows up last year's Bed Of Light, about which Tiny Mix Tapes wrote: “Poetry from a lofi pulpit, really, though Callaci seems to technically be singing hymns of non-redemption that's too fleeting yet perfect because it'll keep you coming back.”
>Rosemary Clooney
- I Feel a Song Coming On: Lost Radio Recordings 2xCD (Real Gone Music)
24 previously unreleased radio performances from the ‘50s.

>The Cribs
– 24-7 Rockstar Sh!t CD/LP (House Arrest)
Recorded to tape in just five days with legendary producer Steve Albini, the Jarman brothers’ new album is a “return to our roots and the raw approach we took on our first two records in 2004 and 2005.”

>A.J. Croce
– Just Like Medicine CD/LP (Compass)
The acclaimed singer/songwriter A.J. Croce and his producer, soul music legend Dan Penn, explore the healing power of music with
Just Like Medicine. An all-star cast including Steve Cropper, David Hood, Vince Gill, Colin Linden and the McCrary Sisters come together on Croce's ninth studio album.
>Kenna Danielle
– Like A Tumbleweed CD (Kenna Danielle Music)
Gaining inspiration from legends like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Miranda Lambert, this Texas native captivates crowds with her sultry vocals and precision playing on guitar and harmonica.

>Dawn Of Disease
– Ascension Gate CD (Napalm)
Since 2003, Dawn Of Disease has rumbled their way to the top of Germany's death metal scene.

>Dday One
– Journal Extended CD/LP (The Content Label)
Dday One revisits his 2009 album
Journal with a ten-track extended version. Flipped beats and layered samples abound, placed in compelling arrangements that affirm the producer’s pensive attention to detail.
>Dead Rock West
– More Love CD (Omnivore)
For their fourth album, the California vocal duo of Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen joined forces with producer John Doe to create an album that places their achingly beautiful signature vocals and harmonies in finely etched rock, alt-country and pop settings.

>The Districts
– Popular Manipulations CD/LP (Fat Possum)
The distinctly intense sound of the Pennsylvania-borne band's third full-length – charging guitars, thunderous drumming, and Grote's searing vocals – was brought on by a few cited influences, from shoegaze's aggressive swirl to the Velvet Underground's impeccable drone-rock sound. There's a distinctly Canadian flavor to this brand of indie rock, too; Spencer Krug's anthemic, lushly inscrutable work in Wolf Parade and his defunct Sunset Rubdown side project comes to mind, as does 2000s Toronto barnburners The Diableros' overlooked 2006 gem
You Can't Break The Strings In Our Olympic Hearts. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]
>Downtown Boys
– Cost Of Living CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)
Downtown Boys began by combining revolutionary ideals with boundless energy and contagious, inclusive fun, and their resolve has only strengthened as their sound and audience have grown.
Cost Of Living is their third full-length, recorded with Guy Picciotto (Fugazi; producer of Blonde Redhead, The Gossip). Picciotto fostered the band’s improvisational urges while pulling the root of their music to the forefront: unflinching choruses, fearlessly confrontational vocals, and the sense that each song will incite the room into action, sending bodies into motion that were previously thought to have atrophied.
>Lindsay Ell
– The Project CD (Stoney Creek)
Debut album from the country singer/songwriter, produced by Sugarland‘s Kristian Bush.

>Luke Ferrari
- Complete Music For Films 1960-1984 3xCD (Sub Rosa)
This triple-CD set that gathers Luc Ferrari's complete works for films spanning1960-1984, including electronic pieces, concrete music made in GRM, and some hybrids including traditional instruments. Very rare pieces, most of which are unpublished (including collaborations with Jean Cocteau and Jean Tinguely), are presented here for the first time, offering a complete scope of the innovative 20th century composer's foray into film music.

>Ross Goldstein
– Inverted Jenny CD/LP (Northern Spy)
Goldstein’s second album opens with a trifecta of Van Dyke Parks-tinged open road songs, but even in the joyful discovery of these songs there's the sense that they're viewed from a loner's perspective. This feeling only grows as things shift from roadside distractions to the plush instrumentals and gentle vibes that make up the record's second half. Gorgeous arrangements set up a playful conversation between warm synths, stoned guitar leads, meticulously placed touches of chamber pop orchestration and even sounds of the natural world from Ross' own field recordings, always buzzing with life.

>Gross Reality
– Escaping Gravity CD (Divebomb)
Gross Reality’s brand of tight, high-energy thrash strikes a constant balance between focused aggression and emphatic melody, at times dipping its toe into more ambitious and prog-leaning waters, sure to pique the interest of those in search of more technical and complex fare.

>Guided By Voices
– How Do You Spell Heaven CD/LP (GBV Inc.)
Hot on the heels of the smothered-in-plaudits double album
August By Cake comes this hot and heavy fifteen-tune long player, a melody-dense thwack to the earholes that will both energize and deplete your body of its remaining music-appreciation enzymes.
>Hamell On Trial
– Tackle Box CD/LP+MP3+CD (New West)
Hamell on Trial, the musical alias of New York-based poet and folk punk hero Ed Hamell, returns with his tenth album. A one-man explosion, Hamell on Trial is a dynamic performance informed by politics, passion, intelligence and the all-important sense of humor. [Vinyl edition includes a bonus live CD.]

– True Flowers From This Painted World CD+DVD/LP+DVD (Headland Music)
With an almost distinct Australian fever to its pitch,
True Flowers ebbs and flows like the proverbial tide it is soundtracking; the players of this collective have a long history in the underground/mainstream music scene in Australia, and with this record have created a similar cinematic/avant garde-pop as created by the likes of Calexico, Friends of Dean Martinez, Boxhead Ensemble, Lullaby For The Working Class, and even Pink Floyd and Neil Young. Includes a DVD of found super 8 film fragments depicting surfing and coastal culture in and around Lennox Head, Australia in the 1970s.
– Reign CD (The End)
New album from the multi-platinum rockers.

>Will Hoge
– Anchors CD/LP (Edlo)
Recorded with an all-star band comprised of drummer Jerry Roe (Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Darius Rucker), bassist Dominic Davis (Jack White, Wanda Jackson), and guitarists Brad Rice (Son Volt, Ryan Adams) and Thom Donovan (Lapush, Ruby Amanfu),
Anchors is a prime showcase for Hoge’s searing, gritty vocals, as well as his remarkable gift for crafting complex characters with real emotional depth and plainspoken profundity.
>Steve Howe
- Anthology 2: Groups & Collaborations 3xCD (Rhino)
Anthology 2 spans more than 50 years of Howe’s prolific career with 56 tracks that mix hits with a generous selection of unreleased recordings, including several with Keith West, who was Howe’s bandmate in both Tomorrow and The In Crowd.
– Profane Nexus CD/LP (Relapse)
The legendary death metal pioneers triumphantly return to their original label Relapse Records to vomit forth another unholy offering of godless abominations.

>In Hearts Wake
– Ark CD/LP+MP3 (Rise)
Fourth album from the ARIA-charting Australian metalcore band. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

>Joel Jerome
– Cosmic Bear Jamboree CD/LP+MP3 (Elite)
Joel’s music easily evokes references such as Mac Demarco, Beck, Deerhunter or Ariel Pink. His dreamy psych features wide background choirs full of reverb and warm vintage guitar sounds.

>Paul Kelly
– Life Is Fine CD/LP (Cooking Vinyl)
Paul Kelly lifts the electric guitar out of the case again and unveils one of the most powerful albums of his career. Engineered and co-produced by Steve Schram,
Life Is Fine is preceded by the rock-flavored lead single “Firewood And Candles,” a rollicking track reminiscent of his finest ‘80s recordings, a feeling which permeates the entire collection.
– Rainbow CD/LP (RCA)
Kesha’s first new album in five years features Eagles Of Death Metal, Dolly Parton, and more, including a track produced by Ben Folds and artwork designed by Robert Beatty.

>King Jammy
– Waterhouse Dub CD (Greensleeves)
Returning to the ring with
Waterhouse Dub, a brand-new slab of megaton dub, King Jammy, the undisputed heavyweight champion of drum and bass, draws for a crucial selection of his toughest rub-a-dub specials to deliver 15 mind-destroying dub knock-outs. [Vinyl edition due August 25.]
– Ruinism CD/2xLP (Brainfeeder)
Released on vinyl two weeks ago – now available on CD. Throughout
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.
– Mental Jewelry [25th Anniversary Edition] 2xCD/LP (Radioactive)
Multi-platinum selling Pennsylvania band Live reissue their debut album to commemorate its 25th anniversary. The package includes the remastered studio album produced by Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison. Disc 1 also features never-before-heard studio material, whilst the second disc features an unreleased live performance recorded at The Roxy in 1992. [Single-disc, first-time vinyl pressing also available.]

>The Lurking Fear
– Out Of The Voiceless Grave CD/LP (Century Media)
Death metal to the core, this Swedish band’s music is heavy, dirty, organic and warm in stark contrast to many modern-day productions. Pure death metal in the vein of Autopsy, (early) Death, Morbid Angel, Possessed, and Repulsion. [Limited 180gm colored vinyl pressing also available.]

>Freddie McKay
– Picture On The Wall [Reissue1971] CD/2xLP (Studio One)
Picture On The Wall is Freddie McKay's first album, originally released by Studio One in 1971. The LP served as the first real introduction to the singer for the reggae public after a series of unsuccessful singles. McKay's untimely death in 1986 cut short a promising career, but here the listener can rediscover the greatness of one of reggae's unsung heroes.
>Medusa 1975
– Rising From The Ashes CD/LP (Svart)
A combination of their original proto-metal style with straight ahead rock and prog.

- Who Told You to Think??!!?!?!?! CD (Ruby Yacht)
New release from the iconoclastic east coast rapper. Found in gardens of intricate tones and soulfully abstract beats, vortexes of unique meaning spiral from Milo's pen. The production elevates the lyricism and is unique from track to track, supplied with the backdrop of varying samples, harp, flute, keys, guitar, electric bass, violin, synth, and many other instrumental elements. [Vinyl edition due October 6.]

>Moral Void
– Deprive CD/LP (Translation Loss)
Ripping and tearing at the seams of the most raw and brutal of genres, Chicago's Moral Void presents their crushing debut album.

>Mr. T Experience
– King Dork Approximately The Album CD/LP (Sounds Rad)
A twelve-song concept album based on singer Frank Portman's bestselling series of young adult novels. Originally released as a unique digital “balbum,” (book/album) this album is finally given proper treatment on physical format. The album is crammed with carefully crafted songs about girls, love, angst and awkwardness-themes that have resonated with fans new and old for 30 years - a soundtrack to the inside joke that is your life.

- HARD CUTS: Songs from the H A R D L O V E Sessions CDEP (Atlantic)
Six tracks including four previously unheard songs, including “Count On Me” and “Waiting.”

>No Use For A Name
- Rarities Vol. 1: The Covers CD/LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
Archive collection of every non-album cover the California punk band has recorded.

>Oneohtrix Point Never
– Good Time [OST] CD/2xLP (Warp)
Rapturously received by Cannes film critics,
Good Time is directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and stars Robert Pattinson (in a widely regarded career best performance) and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The hypnotic crime thriller follows Pattinson’s Connie in a twisted odyssey through the New York underworld in a desperate attempt to get his brother out of jail. Oneohtrix Point Never received the prestigious Cannes Soundtrack Award at this year’s 70th anniversary edition of the festival for his visceral original score. OPN was in competition with the likes of Jonny Greenwood, Jed Kurzel and Ibrahim Maalouf and took home the celebrated prize.
>Buck Owens
– Live From Austin TX CD+DVD (New West)
Recorded October 23, 1988 KLRU-TV, Austin, TX. [Vinyl edition due September 8.]

>Jeremy Pinnell
– Ties Of Blood And Affection CD (Sofaburn)
Pinnell’s songs are shot through with honest and classic elements; rooted in his steady acoustic guitar, the tunes chug along in a spring-reverb dream from somewhere between, say, 1955 and 1975 - unearthing a sweet secret cache of songs that “Waylon Jennings might have written if he had cut a record with Alex Chilton” (Portland Tribune).

>Poison Blood
– Poison Blood CD/LP (Relapse)
A collaboration between Jenks Miller (Horseback) and Neill Jameson (Krieg). A dark and low-fi exercise in mystic, minimalistic black metal.

>David Rawlings
– Poor David’s Almanack CD/LP+MP3 (Acony)
Guitar man David Rawlings leaves the Machine moniker behind for his third album,
Poor David’s Almanack, a wry mixture of acoustic and electric performances rich in ageless American vernacular. Gloriously captured on analog tape by studio wizards Ken Scott and Matt Andrews, the ten new songs took shape in a rollicking weeklong session at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee where Rawlings and longtime compatriot Gillian Welch (who also designed the cover art) joined together with Willie Watson, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas, Ketch Secor, and Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith to produce an album for all seasons.
>Rico Rodriguez & Friends
- Unreleased Early Recordings: Shuffle & Boogie 1960 CD/10” (Dubstore)
Previously unreleased early shuffle and boogie recordings from the ‘Man From Wareika’: Rico Rodriguez. One of the most talented musicians of his generation, the trombonist was a key player and founding father of Jamaican music who went on to establish ska in Britain in the early ‘60s and then add authenticity to the Two Tone ska revival of the late ‘70s.

>Frankie Rose
– Cage Tropical CD/LP (Slumberland)
The result of an existential odyssey, Frankie Rose's fourth album is awash with vintage synths, painterly effects pedals, upside down atmosphere and reverberating vocals. [Limited edition white vinyl pressing also available.]

>Emily Saliers
– Murmuration Nation CD (MRI Associated)
“What's a 53-year-old woman doing making her first solo record?” muses Saliers, best known as one half of the iconic duo Indigo Girls. In this 'post-fact' era in which we find ourselves living today, Saliers' fearless voice and insightful perspective feel more vital and relevant than ever before. The songs also reveal a new side of Saliers' artistry, one that even her most ardent fans might not expect to hear. [Vinyl edition due August 25.]

>Sheer Mag
– Need To Feel Your Love CD/LP (Wilsuns RC/Static Shock)
Recently released on vinyl – now available on CD. 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.

>Shooting Guns
– Flavour Country CD/LP (Riding Easy)
While Canadian sextet Shooting Guns is known (and oft-nominated) for their film soundtrack work (like Netflix hit
WolfCop), Flavour Country is the band's fastest, heaviest and most visceral material - a collection of anthems to jettison from this universe into the multiverse. The album features some of the band's most atmospheric sounds: there are slight hints of Ennio Morricone's Spaghetti Western twang amidst the looping Meddle-era Pink Floyd heavy psych and driving drone reminiscent of Bobby Beausoleil's belladonna laced soundtrack to Kenneth Anger's Lucifer Rising.
– Return Of The Giant Slits [Reissue/1981] CD (Real Gone Music)
Already far removed from the male-dominated, louder-faster ethos of punk rock, The Slits, with new drummer Bruce Smith of The Pop Group and multi-instrumentalist Steve Beresford in tow, added world music and free jazz to Ari Up’s Ono-esque ululations, Viv Albertine’s skittering guitar, and Tessa Pollitt’s dubwise bass riddims. Predictably, Sony dropped the record like a hot potato, not even bothering to release it in the U.S., and it has only been intermittently available on CD in the 35-plus years since. [Vinyl edition due September 1.]

>Luke Sital-Singh
– Time Is A Riddle CD/LP (House Arrest)
“London based singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh’s second full-length is a heartbreakingly emotive record. At times easy listening due to its graceful melody, at others uncomfortably affecting, this album is up there in the Julien Baker realms of super high-quality solo songwriting.” – The Fat Angel Sings

>Ben Sollee
– Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native CD (Soundly Music, LLC)
Tracing the origins of a traditional American genre back to early immigrants, Sollee takes a nontraditional approach, blending the influences of early Irish and Scottish musicians with the rhythms of Mexico, Africa and India. Inspired by the interactions and collaborations of string musicians from all walks of life,
Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native is Sollee's most personally revealing work and a reflection of his native Kentucky, a place like many others, that's still helping refine the ever-changing Bluegrass genre. Sollee and his bandmates recorded the album in a cabin at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, KY with a mobile, analog studio and with just a few overdubs. [Vinyl edition due September 1.]
– Maggie Says It Again CD (Jem)
“Insanely catchy, meticulously crafted, and hook-filled” fourth album from the New Jersey band.

>So Much Light
– Oh Yuck CD/LP+MP3 (ANTI-)
So Much Light unites the electronic indie charms of Toro Y Moi and Flume with the courage and swagger of R&B stars like Neyo and The Weeknd. By seamlessly combining soul with exceedingly intelligent and thoughtfully-arranged production and textures, Verrett has expanded the boundaries of conventional genres.

>Spacemen 3
- For All The F**ked-up Children Of This World We Give You Spacemen 3 [Reissue/1995] CD (Space Age)
Spacemen 3's first ever recording session from 1984 sounds like a primitive version of what the group were to become; the dominating sound of the record is a slow, droning psychedelic blues performed with sparse instrumentation. A drum set is matched with a pair of distorted electric guitars, all of which provide a swirling foundation for Jason Pierce's vocals. Following the UK 2017 RSD limited vinyl reissue, the set is back in print on CD.

>Jo Stafford
– It Had To Be You: Lost Radio Recordings CD (Real Gone Music)
24 radio performances taken from the Carnation Contented Hour, which Jo co-hosted on the Columbia Broadcasting System.

>Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra
– My Brother The Wind Vol. 1 (Expanded Edition) CD (Cosmic Myth)
Released by Sun Ra in 1970 (but recorded in 1969),
My Brother The Wind is one of several albums that showcase Sun Ra's initial reckonings with the then-recently introduced Moog synthesizer. The original My Brother the Wind LP on Saturn (catalog 521) featured four tracks, properly sequenced here on as tracks 1–4. For this expanded release, tracks 5–7 feature three complete session takes and more, with liner notes by Moog historian Brian Kehew. [Vinyl edition due September 8.]
>Trailer Trash Tracys
– Althaea CD/LP+MP3 (Domino)
Spanning 10-tracks,
Althaea sees Trailer Trash Tracys drift afield from traditional song structures and create a new aural lexicon of their own, one as influenced by Filipino carnival music and Latin rhythms as it is by Japanese tropical music from the ‘80s.
– Pain Again CD (Fearless)
Varials approach heavy music from a different angle altogether on their full-length debut, Pain Again. This mindset expands the possibilities of 'heavy' throughout 12 brash, bruising, and brilliant anthems, with the band taking a collective step forward.

>Various Artists
– Black Cat Trail [1970] CD (Mamlish)
Various Artists – Home Again Blues (Really The Post War Blues) [1979] CD (Mamlish)
Various Artists – New Deal Blues: 1933-1939 [970] CD (Mamlish)
Recently reissued on vinyl – now available for the first-time on CD. More than a genre primer, these meticulously curated and annotated sets feature such key forces as Snooky Pryor, Elmore James, Slim Pickins, Robert Nighthawk, Sunnyland Slim, Frankie Lee Sims, Brother Willie Eason, Kansas Joe McCoy, Memphis Minnie, Peanut The Kidnapper, and more.

>Venom Inc.
– Ave CD/2xLP (Nuclear Blast)
Venom Inc consists of former Venom founders Jeffrey “Mantas” Dunn on guitar and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray on drums as well as former Venom bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan. [Limited edition brown colored vinyl pressing also available.]

>Warm Digits
– Wireless World CD/LP (Memphis Industries)
In the words of legendary DJ/producer Andrew Weatherall, Warm Digits create “machine funk kraut-a-delia.” Their brew of live drums, guitar and electronics betray a love of Neu!, Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, My Bloody Valentine and Boards of Canada while motorik percussion, electronic basslines, Keith Levene-style guitar chops and squelchy analogue warmth coalesce.

>Whiskey Shivers
– Some Part Of Something CD/LP (Rhyme & Reason)
“Bluegrass-fueled Americana for a generation that grew up listening to punk rock.” -- Washington Post

>The Woggles
– Tally Ho! CD/LP (Wicked Cool)
“For two decades, The Woggles have marched from Georgia like Sherman in reverse, leveling nightclubs with their hip-shaking, windshield steaming garage rock fusillade.” – The Austin Chronicle

>Dwight Yoakam
– Live From Austin TX CD+DVD (New West)
Recorded October 23, 1988. [Vinyl edition due September 8.]

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Amon Amarth
– Fate Of Norns [Reissue/2004] LP (Metal Blade)
Amon Amarth – With Odin On Our Side [Reissue/2006] LP (Metal Blade)
180gm vinyl reissues of the death metal band’s sixth and seventh albums.

>…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
– Source Tags & Codes [Reissue/2002] LP+12” (Interscope)
Vinyl reissue featuring three bonus tracks, and an etching on Side 4.

>Awon & Linkrust
– Moon Beams LP (Vinyl Digital)
Moon Beams is a project by rapper Awon and producer Linkrust that takes the listener on a space-out Afro-futuristic journey through the streets as they exist today, yesterday, and possibly the future. The music by Linkrust is obscure, raw, and gritty yet beautiful at times composed as it is an alien operating on a different frequency.
>Big Hush
– Spirit/Wholes LP (Robotic Empire)
The music of Genevieve Ludwig, Owen Wuerker, Chris Taylor, and Emma Baker embraces collectivity and experimentation, imbued with the tension and intimacy of close friendship. Writing is communal, and everyone sings. Big Hush songs are sharpened by the unpredictable acoustics of DIY show spaces and recorded later in a basement studio. Edits are made in the backseat of a Volvo with the windows down. The songs are mostly three-minute concentrations of moody, solid indie-pop songwriting, with melodic dueling vocals and harmonies that poke out above the hiss of tape and distorted guitars.

>Bob & Gene
– If This World Were Mine [Reissue/2007] LP (Daptone)
Ten years ago, Daptone released an archival collection of the sweetest soul from upstate New York in the 1960s; Bob & Gene's
If This World Were Mine. The beautifully packaged LP sold out quickly and has remained out-of-print ever since. Its stature has grown over the years and is, these days, a desirable but hard-to-find record for fans of sweet soul. So, to respond to the demand of soul fans worldwide Daptone released this remastered pressing.
>Carlton Melton
– Hidden Lights 12” (Agitated)
San Francisco trip-makers supreme Carlton Melton return with a new 25 minute-plus three-track 12” EP.

>Johnny Cash
– The Johnny Cash Collection: His Greatest Hits, Volume II [Reissue/1971] LP (Friday Music)
Limited edition 180gm translucent audiophile vinyl reissue.

>Della Derbyshire/Brian Hodgson/David Vorhaus
– Electronic [1969] LP (Silva Screen)
Originally released in 1969, this album features music by BBC Radiophonic Workshop members Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson alongside David Vorhaus, an American born composer and musician with whom they formed the experimental electronic band White Noise. 180gm pressing.

– Recombo DNA 4xLP+CDEP (Futurismo)
A sonic fusion of demos, alternate versions and outtakes, demonstrating the true breadth and talent of one of America's most important bands, recorded 1977-2008. Three extremely limited quadruple colored vinyl pressings, each including bonus tracks and a 3” mini CD.

– Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea LP (Laser’s Edge)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Detroit, MI's Discipline has performed and recorded together since 1987, and remains one of the top bands in the American progressive rock scene.

– Joint Flight LP (Vinyl Digital)
A collaborative release with Germany goes by the name Joint Flight. The producers who participated in this project are: Dope90 (KOVSH, Boora, KOSM14, Smuff Tha Quiz), and other talented beatmakers - Klaus Layer, Wun Two, Planet Ragtime, Figub Brazlevi, FloFilz, Fro st, Made in M, Tusken, Flitz & Suppe, Je$u$, MadChe, 3, Vital_Mastyle, and JoDu.

>Matt Elliott
– Drinking Songs [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Ici D'Ailleurs)
Matt Elliott – Howling Songs [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Ici D'Ailleurs)
Two albums from the former Flying Saucer Attack member aka Third Eye Foundation, back-in-print on vinyl.

>First Light (Opio + Pep Love)
– Livin’ The Life b/w Fu2 Picture 7” (Hieroglyphics Imperium)
Hieroglyphics Imperium and Elevation Nation present The Hierotrope Series; a collection of 7" 45 singles with two-sided on-record phonotropic artwork that comes to life, animating when viewed in a camera/phone in direct light. The music for the series is a variety of unreleased songs from the Hiero vault, and featured singles from upcoming projects released bi-monthly.

>Foster The People
– Sacred Hearts Club LP+MP3 (Columbia)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.”
>Josh Freda
– Rewind This! [OST] LP+MP3 (Death Waltz)
Rewind This Is a must-see documentary about the home video boom of the 1980s and the tape collectors obsessing, preserving and cataloging the format today. Josh Freda's incredible synth score perfectly captures all aspects of '80s videotape culture; an album full of music recalling cheesy action synth riffs, moody horror stings and neon drenched nighttime radios.

– Pluto [2012] 2xLP (Omerta Inc.)
Limited double 180gm blue, purple and white tie-dye colored vinyl LP pressing of the debut album from the rapper featuring guest appearances from Drake, R. Kelly, T.I., Trae tha Truth and Snoop Dogg.

– Gang Nativity 10” (Hit & Run0)
Born from swampy house party revolutions in Portland and meeting somewhere at the intersection of concept art and hip-hop, rap duo Headlock are a well-loved slice of the Tucson music community. Triceratop plays the beats, Illslur puts down the raps, and together they've created "shredrap" a sound from dollar bin records, abandoned effects pedals, thrifted drum machines, heavy psych borrows and a VCR.

>Heinali & Matt Finney
– How We Lived LP (The Flenser)
Heinali & Matt Finney is a transcontinental avant-garde electronic music project consisting of Ukranian composer Oleg Shpudeiko (Heinali) and Alabama-based spoken word poet Matt Finney.

>John Lee Hooker
– The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker [Reissue/1959] LP+MP3 (Cornbread)
By 1959 the folk revival was nearly in full swing, pushed forward by the likes of Pete Seeger, and it was in fact the first year of the Newport Folk Festival. In that light, John Lee Hooker took a break from his Chicago electric blues recording career and returned to his country blues roots with an acoustic blues LP that featured the stripped-down sound of just Hooker and his acoustic guitar. 180gm pressing.

>The Kooks
– Inside In/Inside Out [Reissue/2005] LP (Astralwerks)
The Kooks – Konk [Reissue/2008] LP (Astralwerks)
Vinyl reissues of the first two albums by the Brighton four-piece, both produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Supergrass) and recorded at Ray Davies' Konk Studios in North London.

>Trailer Limon
– Love Don’t Pay The Bills b/w Dancing With Somebody 7” (Austin Boogie Crew)
As one half of The Pendletons (along with E Da Boss), Limon has been leaving his imprint on the modern funk scene since 2010. This solo 45 features two choice cuts with appearances from West Coast heavy hitters E. Live and B. Bravo.

>The Lovebirds
– Filled With Hate 7” (Empty Cellar)
New single from San Francisco's best new guitar band.

– Loviatar LP (Prosthetic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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. Limited gold and black swirl pressing also available.

>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. This is his debut solo album.

>The Mad Walls
– Somewhere Anywhere LP (Birth)
The Mad Walls formed in Los Angeles in 2016, led by frontman/songwriter Christopher Mercado. The band started as a personal recording project, with early demo recordings that were captured on a four-track cassette recorder. With the addition of drummer Johnathan Martin, the duo has made music that highlights their influences from earlier sonic pioneers, blending styles, and adding depth to their frenetic pursuit of a post-psychedelic sound. Brushing against the Los Angeles landscape, The Mad Walls offer a subdued but exploratory vision of sound and fury.

>F.J. McMahon
– Spirit Of The Golden Juice [Reissue/1969] LP (Kemado)
Originally pressed in a small quantity and scattered along the California coastline in 1969, F.J. McMahon's first and only album is a spell-binding blend of singer-songwriter emotion and spiraling guitar accompaniment with a raw, adventurous character all its own.

>Oceans Ate Alaska
– Hikari LP (Fearless)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from the British metalcore band.

>Patsy’s Rats
– Rounding Up 7” (Dirtnap)
Patsy’s Rats is Portland power (pop) couple Patsy Gelb and Christian Blunda (aka Billy Jeans from Mean Jeans).

>Elvis Perkins
– The Blackcoat’s Daughter [OST] LP+MP3 (Death Waltz)
A dark eerie masterpiece that fuses classic 1970s horror soundtrack tropes with his traditional folk roots and jazz infused inflections of Angelo Badalamenti.

– Onism LP (Astro Nautico)
The long-awaited full-length debut from Photay has received worldwide acclaim from tastemakers like Gilles Peterson, Ninja Tune, Ableton and BBC DJs, publications like FADER,
Trendland, PigeonsandPlanes and The Wild Magazine. Limited clear transparent vinyl pressing.

>Portugal. The Man
– Woodstock LP (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “It’s been a long time coming since 2013’s Evil Friends from Portugal. The Man, but a new album is on the way. Between 2006 and 2013, the Alaska-born psych-indie pop group released a whopping eight studio records, never leaving more than two years in between. As we approach four years since their last album, fans have begun to wonder what the wait is, — would a new album ever come? On a trip back home, frontman John Gourley was met by the same questioning by his father, who asked him ‘What’s taking so long to finish the album?’ according to a press release. ‘Isn’t that what bands do? Write songs and then put them out?’ It light a fire under PTM’s collective asses, leading them to throw out all previous material of what they were going to call
Gloomin’ And Doomin’, enlisting the help of Beastie Boys’ Mike D, Danger Mouse, and John Hill on the production side. With a bit of inspiration from finding an old Woodstock ’69 ticket of his Gourley’s father, PTM went back to the drawing room table to produce an album that can inspire some good in this ‘avalanche of flaming biohazard material sliding down a mountain of used needles into a canyon full of rat feces’ that sums up 2017 so far.” -- Indie88
>Sean Price and M-Phazes
– Land Of The Crooks [Reissue/2014] 12” (Coalmine Music)
Vinyl reissue of the collaborative extended play project from the late Sean Price and Melbourne's go to producer, M-Phazes. The project finds the longtime underground legend lending his distinctive, Brownsville-bred grimy vocals over Phazes' rich tracks full of dramatic pianos, rich bass-lines, swinging horns and hard drums.

– I Wish You Heaven [Reissue/1988] 12” (WB)
Prince – Batdance/200 Balloons [Reissue/1989] 12” (WB)
Prince – Partyman [Reissue/1989] 12” (WB)
Vinyl reissues of one
Lovesexy and two Batman singles.
>Pyramid Vritra
– The Story Of Marsha Lotus LP (Stroll On)
Combining psychedelic arrangements with avant-garde jazz loops and brilliant rap flows, Hal Williams drags you into his world full of love, lust, and heartbreak.

>Quelle Chris
- Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often 2xLP (Mello Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “If you're a fan of MF DOOM, Open Mike Eagle, or early Danny Brown, there's a lot for you to like on this album.” -- Source

>Lennea Quigley
– This Chainsaw’s Made For Cutting 7” (Strange Disc)
Strange Disc triumphantly returns to bring back to life a track from one of the most iconic scream queens of the ‘80s and ‘90s, Linnea Quigley. Introducing “This Chainsaw's Made For Cutting,” a single by Linnea Quigley and Men In Skirts.

>The Ronettes
– The Coolpix Years: 1961-1963 LP+MP3 (Cornbread)
A reissued collection of singles The Ronettes released on Colpix Records. Before they hit it big with Phil Spector and his Philles label, the vocal trio from Harlem known as The Ronettes recorded numerous sides for Colpix Records.180gm pressing.

>The Schizophonics
– In Mono b/w The Clock Strikes (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
The Schizophonics – Land Of The Living LP (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Over the last few years, the Schizophonics have built up a formidable reputation in San Diego as an Explosive live act. Tapping into the same unstoppable combination of rock 'n' roll energy and showmanship that fueled The MC5 in the heyday of the Grande Ballroom, they're also heavily influenced by artists like James Brown, Iggy Pop, Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, and The Sonics.

>See Through Dresses
– Horse Of The Other World LP (Tiny Engines)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Horses Of The Other World signals a sonic leap into a more ethereal, soundscape-driven aesthetic for See Through Dresses. Reverb-drenched and synth-laden, the album blends Carroll and Bertuldo’s masterful mood creation and technical prowess while further exploring the depths of the band’s dynamics.
>Marlena Shaw
– Woman Of The Ghetto Akshin Alizadeh Remix 7” (Cold Busted)
Alizadeh’s strong funk and nu-jazz influences, as well as his ability to combine funky grooves with punchy hip-hop beats, are on full display once again. Rightfully dramatic orchestral strings give way to bluesy rhythmic wah-wah guitar plucking, slightly cabaret-ish piano, pitch bending keys, and a totally sultry sax. Backed with instrumental on the flipside. Limited pink vinyl pressing.

– 13 Reasons Why 2xLP (Interscope)
An eclectic mix of songs from Selena Gomez, Joy Division, The Japanese House, The Cure, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam and many others.

>Epic Soundtracks
– Film Soundtracks LP (Troubadour)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
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.
– Six Rocks LP (Stone’s Throw)
Meet the Steoples – Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker and Yeofi Andoh. Gabriel is a longtime producer, under the name Gifted & Blessed aka GB, integral to the start of the Los Angeles beat scene. He recorded his full-length debut album in 2004, which also marked the first collaboration with vocalist and U.K. native Yeofi on the haunting “Love Is The End” single. The two had met through mutual friends, drawn to one another through their shared appreciation for genre-defying creativity.

– Bop LP (Paxico)
Swarvy is an L.A.-by-way-of-Philly musical polymath with a vast catalog including sun-soaked live instrumentals, jazz-infused loops and lo-fi gems. With
Bop, he is musical mad scientist, flaunting his technical finesse as he plunges into the realm of abstraction.
>Sworn In
– All Smiles LP (Fearless)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sworn In weaves intensity and authenticity throughout their unique blend of heavy and aggressive music to touch on personal topics such as dysphoria, body dysmorphia, emotional masochism, manipulation, disassociation, and depersonalization. Limited colored pressing also available.

>Three 6 Mafia
– Most Known Unknown [2005] 2xLP (Omerta)
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the rappers' classic album which features guest contributions by Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Trick Daddy, Mr. Bigg, 8Ball & MJG, Young Buck, Remy Ma, Lil' Flip, as well as the Hypnotize Camp Posse (Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat, Frayser Boy, Lil Wyte, Chrome Korleone, Boogiemane, and Granddaddy Souf).

– T.Rextasy 2xLP (Easy Action)
A double album of some of the best live T.Rex performances spanning 1971-1972.

>Armando Trovajoli
- La Famiglia Benvenuti LP (Four Flies)
A solid Italian easy listening masterpiece. After its commercial debut in 1968 as an original soundtrack of famous Italian TV-movie, this record gained renewed interest in the 1990s when four tracks were compiled in the immortal
Easy Tempo series. From then on, La Famiglia Benvenuti has not only been considered one of Trovajoli's most sought after records, but has achieved the status of being the manifesto of the Roman swinging ‘60s.
>Various Artists
– Avocet Revisited 12” (Earth Recordings)
Avocet Revisited is a four-track EP, commissioned by Earth recordings as a companion piece to Bert Jansch's 1979 avian-themed masterstroke Avocet. Again, drawing inspiration from the resplendence of birds native to British waters (Bert himself was a keen ornithologist), Earth invited this quartet of artists to each choose a species that particularly speaks to them, and base a track around it. The results have been universally graceful, evocative, and majestic - much like the creatures themselves.
>Washed Out
– Mister Mellow LP (Stones Throw)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Boredom. Laziness. Complete apathy. Is it a quarter-life crisis or just an excuse to never grow up? This is the world of Washed Out's (Ernest Greene) new album
Mister Mellow. A fully immersive multimedia experience, the album guides the listener through the highs and lows of this often-ridiculous struggle. In classic Millennial fashion, most young adults' perception of their own lives is overblown and over-dramatized to the point of absurdity - as are the many ways they distract themselves from the insecurities faced on a daily basis (see social media, fantasy, drugs, music). Mister Mellow shines a light on the humor found in this paradox - how we can be so bored and unhappy in what is often a very privileged, contented life? Further moving away from the synthesizer-driven sounds of his early work and the more band-driven sound of his work on iconic indie label Sub Pop, it is fitting that Greene has partnered with the rebellious beat-driven label Stones Throw as he continues to carve out a unique sonic identity that stands in direct opposition to most current trends. Limited yellow colored pressing also available.
>Wolf Eyes
– Strange Days II 12” (Lower Floor Music)
Wolf Eyes return to the audio world with two bangers of free abstraction and stretched out otherworldly electronics.
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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