new vinyl love...

for the week of 16 JUNE 2017
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>Can – The Singles CD/3xLP (Mute)
The Singles collects all the A and B-side versions that the krautrock pioneers released over the course of their career (1969-1986). This unique document is the first time the singles have been presented together, from well-loved tracks like “Halleluwah,” “Vitamin C” and “I Want More” to more obscure and sought-after singles such as “Silent Night” and “Turtles Have Short Legs.” The tracks are all presented in their original single versions, many of which have been unavailable for many years and not presented outside of the original 7" releases.
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>Sun Kil Moon - Common As Light & Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood 2xLP (Caldo Verde)
Mark Kozelek’s new double-album was recorded with former Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley in San Francisco, CA and Hoboken, NJ and for the most part captures events from January to
August of 2016 and how the mercurial singer/songwriter processed it all while traveling. A disenfranchised Kozelek laments the Nice, France terror attack and Orlando nightclub shooting on “Bastille Day” and “Bergen To Trondheim” respectively and condemns Trump's election and tech culture on “Lone Star.”
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>John Coltrane - Olé Coltrane [Reissue/1961] 2xLP (ORG Music)
John Coltrane's final album for Atlantic bookends the exploratory motifs he explores on his Impulse! debut,
Africa/Brass, recorded concurrently, with each involving knotty rhythmic shifts and Spanish-derived textures. Bonding with an amazing band that includes pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and an uncredited Eric Dolphy (due to contractual reasons), Coltrane welcomes improvisations and ranging outside conventional parameters, all the while retaining melodic beauty. 180gm 45rpm vinyl pressing. [Deluxe mono vinyl reissues of Avant-Garde, Giant Steps, and Coltrane Plays The Blues due August 11.]
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>David Lynch/Alan R. Splet – Eraserhead [OST/Reissue/1977] LP+7” (Sacred Bones)
An expanded, silver color vinyl reissue of the soundtrack to David Lynch’s landmark 1977 film. This limited deluxe edition includes: a 16 page booklet, three 11"x11" prints, digital download, and a limited edition Peter Ivers 7". A-side of the single is "In Heaven" and the B-side unearths a newly discovered original Ivers recording entitled, “Pete’s Boogie” taken from the original audio tapes and mixed by Lynch.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Anchorsong
– Ceremonial 2xLP (Tru Thoughts)
Tokyo-born, London based musician Masaaki Yoshida latest brings a richly textured tapestry of outward-looking sounds, blending modern electronica and retro music, whilst treading new ground with tribal rhythms fitting in seamlessly with all the wizardry.

>Arbouretum
- Rites Of Uncovering [Reissue/2007] LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Rites Of Uncovering, Arbouretum’s Thrill Jockey debut, is an album of broad scope, musically, lyrically and texturally. This first-time vinyl reissue is released to coincide with the album’s 10th anniversary and Thrill Jockey’s 25th anniversary.
>The Black Crowes
– Warpaint [Reissue/2008] LP (Silver Arrow/MRI Associated)
Vinyl reissue of The Black Crowes 2008 album.

>Bookworms
– Appropriation Loops (A Love Story) LP (Break World Records)
Bookworms’
Appropriation Loops (A Love Story) explores appropriation of music and culture throughout time. Borrowing ideas from modern classical, jazz, minimal techno, granular synthesis, Bookworms taps into the feedback loop of contemporary art.
>Crystal Bowersox
– Alive LP (Crystal Bowersox)
Live album from the
American Idol Season 9 contestant. Crystal has drawn on her various influences - across folk-pop, classic rock, soul, blues and country - to make the kind of music that resonates with her spirit.
>David Bowie
– Be My Wife [Reissue/1977] 7” (Parlophone)
Originally released in the UK in June 1977 “Be My Wife” was the second and last single to be taken from his groundbreaking album
Low. The The AA of this 7” picture disc is a previously unreleased live version of the instrumental Low track “Art Decade” recorded in Perth, Australia in 1978 during the Isolar II tour.
>Brandy
– Brandy [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Atlantic)
Double-LP reissue of the self-titled debut album by R&B singer Brandy. The album contains a range of contemporary genres, and the songs are a mix of soft hip hop soul, pop and contemporary mid-1990s R&B.

>Ronald Bruner Jr.
– Triumph 2xLP (World Galaxy/Alpha)
Grammy Award winning composer, producer, singer and drummer Ronald Bruner Jr. presents his megalithic debut album. Eleven cuts of deep fusion, soul, R&B, jazz and pop,
Triumph was put together with Ronald's brothers Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner and Jameel Bruner of The Internet. It was captured during the infamous KSL Sessions that produced Kamasi Washington's The Epic and many other West Coast Get Down recordings. Triumph's trajectory in fusion is, in one way, a direct result of working with century defining artists such as Stanley Clarke, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Wayne Shorter, Prince, Chaka Khan, Q-Tip, Kenny Garrett and Stevie Wonder.
>Jack (Bongo) Burger
– The End On Bongos [Reissue/1957] LP (Modern Harmonic)
Vinyl reissue of a 1957 lounge classic from Mr. Bongos. These often-sampled, vibrant-yet-chill sounds bring you big jungle drums, bongos, congas, flutes, strange animal noises, and more.

>John Cage with David Tudor
– Variations IV Volume II [Reissue/1965] LP (Modern Harmonic)
Another seminal volume of indeterminate music, from an icon of experimental sounds reissued for the first time and thematically on color vinyl.

>Camille
– Ouï LP+CD (Because Music)
Recorded over a year in La Chartreuse, a 14th century monastery-turned-artist's residence in Avignon, France,
Ouï is a cornucopia thrumming with folk, hymns, ballads, pop, lullabies, and breathtaking a cappella.
>The Carter Family
- American Epic: The Best Of The Carter Family LP (Third Man)
The Carter Family, a family vocal group from Appalachian Virginia, were the most impactful discovery of talent scout Ralph Peer and the first vocal group to become country music stars. Apart from the beautiful harmonies that can only come from kin, Mother Maybelle Carter pioneered scratch style guitar picking, a clever synthesis of autoharp, banjo and guitar picking, and for years served as a matriarchal figure in the Grand Ole Opry. Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

>Alex Chilton
– Take Me Home And Make Me Like It LP (Munster)
Unrehearsed, first-take recordings by Alex Chilton, recorded in 1975. 180gm. “This is music performed with some of the most callous abandon ever to have been allowed in a recording studio. Many of these tracks have a raw cinéma vérité atmosphere applied to recorded rock and roll. My own performances seem to be either obnoxious or attempting an insufferable cuteness, but often they achieve a compelling electricity in their spontaneous excitement.” – Alex Chilton, 1992

>Jimmy Cliff
– Best Of LP (Hip-O)
A gifted songwriter and charismatic performer, Jimmy Cliff was one of Jamaica's first international stars. His strongest material comes from his early years with legendary producer Leslie Kong. Together they recorded many of Jimmy's classic hits including “Vietnam,” “Many Rivers To Cross,” and “Wonderful World, Beautiful People.”

>John Coltrane
- Olé Coltrane [Reissue/1961] 2xLP (ORG Music)
John Coltrane's final album for Atlantic bookends the exploratory motifs he explores on his Impulse! debut,
Africa/Brass, recorded concurrently, with each involving knotty rhythmic shifts and Spanish-derived textures. Bonding with an amazing band that includes pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and an uncredited Eric Dolphy (due to contractual reasons), Coltrane welcomes improvisations and ranging outside conventional parameters, all the while retaining melodic beauty. 180gm 45rpm vinyl pressing. [Deluxe mono vinyl reissues of Avant-Garde, Giant Steps, and Coltrane Plays The Blues due August 11.]
>Commodores
– Commodores [Reissue/1977] LP (Motown)
Standard-weight vinyl reissue. The R&B/funk/soul supergroup’s 1977 album includes the massive Top 5 singles such as “Brick House” and “Easy,” moving the band into the pop mainstream.

>JD Emmanuel
– Rain Forest Music [Reissue/1981] LP (Aguirre)
Vinyl reissue of the 1981 debut album by new age pioneer JD Emmanuel.

>Enya
– A Day Without Rain [Reissue/2000] LP (Reprise)
First-time vinyl pressing of the fifth studio album by the Irish singer, originally released in 2000.

>Eyedress
– Manila Ice LP (Lex)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Eyedress is Idris Vicuña, a 26-year-old singer/rapper/producer from the Philippines. His music is somewhere between Connan Moccasin, Mac Demarco and Frank Ocean.

>Fat Joe
– Don Cartagena [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Atlantic)
Double-LP reissue of the rapper’s third album. Guest appearances include Nas, Diddy, Big Pun, Raekwon, Jadakiss, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

>Faust
- Od Serca Do Duszy [2007] 2xLP (Dirter Promotions)
Recorded live at Loch Ness Club, Krakow, November 15, 2006.

>The Flaming Lips
– The Flaming Lips Onboard The International Space Station: Concert For Peace CD (WB)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Seven live-ish tracks from
Oczy Mlody reimagined as a fictional/fantastical live Flaming Lips performance on the International Space Station.
>Flobots
– Noenemies 2xLP (Flobots Music)
Alternative hip-hop act Flobots' fourth full-length effort,
Noenemies, is a body of songs that speak to the urgency of the current social movement. Each track serves as a powerful, poignant new anthem, packed with surprises both subtle and grandiose.
>Aretha Franklin
– Laughing On The Outside [Reissue/1963] LP (Doxy)
Limited clear vinyl edition of a smooth, silky and beautifully mellow album from the soul/R&B legend, originally released on Columbia in 1963.

>Fredfades
– Warmth LP (KingUnderground)
Fredfades is a Norwegian producer specializing in raw hip-hop. Guests include MED (Stones Throw), Mndsgn (Stones Throw), Ivan Ave, (Jakarta), MoRuf, Koreatown Oddity (Stones Throw), Chester Watson and more.

>Larkin Grimm
– Chasing An Illusion LP (Northern Spy)
New album from the experimental folk singer. Grimm explained the album was inspired by Ornette Coleman and the powerful experience attending his funeral last year. The album includes David Bowie-producer Tony Visconti on bass and was mixed with “the same dusty, unlabeled mixing board” as Bowie’s
Young Americans.
>Herbie Hancock
– Head Hunters [Reissue/1973] 2xLP (Analogue Productions)
Herbie Hancock's best-seller - a jazz-funk masterpiece - now on 200gm vinyl.

>Arve Henriksen
– Chiaroscuro [2004] LP (Rune Grammofon)
“One of this century’s first true modern classics, this 2004 album from Supersilent member and experimental shakuhachi-style trumpet player Arve Henriksen has long been a reference points for jazz music of the most quietly absorbing variety, containing what must surely rank as one of the most beautiful opening tracks of any album in recent memory. First-ever vinyl edition, mastered by Deathprod, artwork by Kim Hiorthøy.” – Boomkat

>Humble Pie
– The A&M Vinyl Box Set 9xLP+MP3 (A&M)
Formed by Steve Marriott & Peter Frampton in 1969, Humble Pie was one of the first supergroup rock bands to form, featuring lead vocalist and guitarist Steve Marriott (Small Faces), vocalist and guitarist Peter Frampton (The Herd), former Spooky Tooth bassist Greg Ridley and a 17-year-old drummer, Jerry Shirley. The box set pulls together the albums the band released between 1970 1975, which appear on heavyweight 180gm black vinyl with replica artwork from the time including original die-cut sleeves and inners.

>Mississippi John Hurt
- American Epic: The Best Of Mississippi John Hurt LP (Third Man)
Blues fingerpicking guitarist, singer and sharecropper Mississippi John Hurt was born in the heart of Mississippi Hill Country, along the veiny tributaries of the great American river. His moving renditions of “Frankie” and “Spike Driver Blues” were included in Harry Smith's
American Anthology Of Folk Music in 1952 and were vitally influential on the Greenwich Village folk music revival of the 1960s as well as John Fahey's development of the American Primitive Guitar genre. Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.
>Milt Jackson And John Coltrane
- Bags And Trane [Reissue/1959] 2xLP (ORG Music)
It’s a shame more classic hard-boppers weren’t unified for multiple collaborations. Vibraphonist Milt Jackson and saxophone virtuoso John Coltrane recorded just once together, and this 1959 date makes one wish they reunited for several return engagements. Lighthearted, upbeat, and joyously fluid,
Bags & Trane plays like a private after-hours session of friends hanging back and toying with the music.
>Blind Willie Johnson
- American Epic: The Best Of Blind Willie Johnson LP (Third Man)
Texas slide guitarist and gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson recorded only 30 songs over the course of his life as a preacher and street performer. Even so, the savvy combination of his gritty and powerful “chest voice” singing style coupled with his mastery of slide guitar (some report he regularly used a knife as a slide) has given him a notably influential legacy, specifically with later bluesmen Howlin' Wolf and Robert Johnson. His tune “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground” was selected for Carl Sagan's Voyager probe Golden Record, the Library Of Congress as well as the National Recording Registry. Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

>Glenn Jones
- Against Which The Sea Continually Beats [2007] 2xLP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Against Which The Sea Continually Beats was Jones’ second album originally released in 2007 on CD-only by Strange Attractors Audio House. This first-time vinyl issue has been remastered and features expanded liner notes written by Jones just for this release.
>A Killer’s Confession
– Unbroken LP (Emp Label Group)
Recently released on CD – now available on limited edition color vinyl. Debut album featuring Waylon Reavis formerly of Mushroomhead.

>The Kinks
– Low Budget [Reissue/1979] LP (Friday Music)
180gm audiophile translucent red vinyl pressing with gatefold cover and poster. 1979 was a banner year for UK superstars with their conceptual smash album
Low Budget.
>Kowloon Walled City
– Turk Street [Reissue/2008] 12”+MP3 (Gilead Media)
Kowloon Walled City – Gambling On The Richter Scale [Reissue/2009] LP+MP3 (Gilead Media)
Gambling On The Richter Scale is a snapshot at the foundation for the band’s sound in a much dirtier, noisier, sludgier environment. Kowloon have always been a band focused heavily on tone and atmosphere with their unique style of heaviness, and the very intentional grit on these albums shows another face to a band that has grown to embrace a cleaner, over-driven sound in recent years.
>Krallice
– Prelapsarian LP (Gilead Media)
Prelapsarian finds Krallice continuing the saga of their artistic growth by crafting elaborately composed works that are increasingly more impossible to define by typical genre terms. Not quite death metal, although obviously borrowing a great deal from the genre. Further from black metal than they've ever been without losing continuity with their prior compositions. Technical without alienating the listener or scattering the musical narrative. Heavy without giving way to basic metal gimmicks. Blistering in speed while never losing their precision or power.
>Jake La Botz
– Sunnyside LP (Hi-Style)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Jake La Botz's story seems entirely too cinematic to be true. On his album
Sunnyside, Jake's songs are heavily informed by his life, one that wraps shades of Merle Haggard, Charles Bukowski, Jim Jarmusch, and Sid Vicious all in one. La Botz learned from pre-war blues masters such as David Honeyboy Edwards and Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis, but Sunnyside makes a sonic move well beyond string blues. Sunnyside was produced by Jimmy Sutton at Hi-Style Studios in Chicago, whose previous production work includes albums for JD McPherson and Pokey LaFarge. The rock ‘n’ roll groove is paramount throughout, propelled by driving bass and drums, ethereal piano, and doo-wop inspired gang vocals. This isn't your dad's blues music - it's roughhewn by La Botz's stories from the more shadowy corners of America, with an unforgettable atmosphere that hangs like thick smoke and lingers long after the first listen.
>Alex Lahey
– B-Grade University LP (Dead Oceans)
Lahey’s fuzzed-out, catchy-as-hell indie rock is stacked with emotion, weighing the sound of youthful anxiety against cutting, sophisticated wordplay.

>Lead Belly
- American Epic: The Best Of Lead Belly LP (Third Man)
Louisiana delta native Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter is the master of twelve-string blues guitar. His story is one of high-highs and low-lows, from serving stints in prison after killing a man in a fight for a woman's heart, but then eventually earning early release by entertaining his fellow prison-mates and penning a song for the governor, thus cementing his reputation of singing his way out of prison. Folklorists John and Alan Lomax were early supporters that brought Lead Belly to the attention of Ivy Leaguers as well as a European audience. His songs have been widely covered by artists such as Elvis, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, and the Grateful Dead. Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

>The Life And Times
– Skull Map LP (Slimstyle)
The Life And Times has lived a thousand lives since their first record more than 12 years ago, after the dissolution of Allen Epley’s former band, little guy cult fave Shiner. This fifth full-length album is a sun and drug-dappled beauty, infused with a thick sonic kaleidoscope of tones.

>Little Bob And The Lollipops
‎– Nobody But You [Reissue/1961] LP (Mississippi)
Classic Louisiana swamp soul/ R&B.

>Loggins & Messina
– On Stage [Reissue/1974] LP (Friday Music)
Limited edition 180gm gold colorvinyl LP pressing.

>David Lynch/Alan R. Splet
– Eraserhead [OST/Reissue/1977] LP+7” (Sacred Bones)
An expanded, silver color vinyl reissue of the soundtrack to David Lynch’s landmark 1977 film. This limited deluxe edition includes: a 16 page booklet, three 11"x11" prints, digital download, and a limited edition Peter Ivers 7". A-side of the single is "In Heaven" and the B-side unearths a newly discovered original Ivers recording entitled, “Pete’s Boogie” taken from the original audio tapes and mixed by Lynch.

>Stefano Mainetti
– Zombie 3 LP (We Release Whatever The F*ck We Want)
The complete uncut soundtrack for Lucio Fulci and Bruno Mattei's 1988 cult zombie-ploitation gem
Zombi 3 (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters 2, aka Sanguelia 2) for the first time ever on vinyl. Two pressings: red and green color vinyl (both 180gm).
>Shelly Manne/Bill Evans with Monty Budwig
– Empathy [Reissue/1962] LP (Doxy)
140gm clear vinyl repress of a hard bop classic.

>Memphis Jug Band
- American Epic: The Best Of Memphis Jug Band LP (Third Man)
The Memphis Jug Band, most active from 1926 into the 1950s, revolved around guitarist, harmonica player and singer Will Shade and featured a wide variety of instrumentation including harmonica, kazoo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, piano, washboard and, of course, jug. They recorded more songs than any pre-war jug band and as a result, were key in developing the jug band tradition and format. Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

>Moor X Jewelry
- Crime Waves 12” (Don Giovanni)
Crime Waves is a collaboration between Philadelphia-producers Moor Mother and Mental Jewelry. The EP features six tracks recorded during a session at Philadelphia's Kawari. The music speaks about systematic violence and racism. From a productions standpoint, these songs bridge avant-classical sounds with modern broken beat/sample based technologies and live instrumentation implemented via laptop.
>Nick Murphy
– Missing Link 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. [CD edition due July 14.]

>Nappy Roots
– Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Atlantic)
Double-LP reissue of the debut album from the Kentucky-based rap sextet.

>Oval
– 94discont. [Reissue/1998] LP+12”+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Oval – Dok [Reissue/1998] LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Oval – O [Reissue/2010] 2xLP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Oval’s Markus Popp is a true pioneer in the realm of electronic music, one whose influence can still be heard today. Three of his Thrill Jockey albums are back in print on 180gm vinyl.
Dok and O are pressed on color vinyl (clear and white, respectively).
>Philanthrope/Flitz/Suppe/Omaure
– Todai Moto Kurashi LP (Vinyl Digital)
New collaboration featuring producers Philanthrope, Flitz & Suppe and rapper Omaure.

>James Place
- Voices Bloom 2xLP (Umor Rex)
A distillation of cultural memory through electronic process, James Place —the creative guise of New York native Phil Tortoroli, returns with his third release for Umor Rex. The sonic realization of love and loss, re-sculpted for the Post-Modern age, pursuing his glacial take on techno into newly intimate depths. LP limited edition pressed on neon orange color vinyl.

>Porcupine Tree
– On The Sunday Of Life [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Kscope)
Porcupine Tree's debut
On The Sunday Of Life was recorded solo by Steven Wilson and originally released as a double LP in 1992. More playful and lo-fi by current Porcupine Tree standards, this is an album of future possibilities including everything from psychedelic pop to ambient interludes.
>Sacred Oath
– 12 Bells LP (Independent Label Services)
Recently released on CD – now available on limited bronze color vinyl. Brand new studio album from one of the masters of US power metal.

>ShitKid
– Fish LP (Pnklsm)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. ShitKid is the project of 24-year-old Åsa Söderqvist who made her debut in 2016 with a self-titled debut EP, which quickly propelled her into being one of the most talked about new acts in Sweden. Originally from the north of Sweden, Åsa moved to Gothenburg after high school, starting a feminist punk band and acting amongst other things, before turning inward and recording what would become her debut EP on a broken computer at home, while learning to use GarageBand. The end result was a distinct sound, mixing lo-fi sensibilities and catchy songwriting with Åsa's unmistakable vocals.

>Frank Sinatra
– A Swingin’ Affair! [Reissue/1987] LP (Capitol/UMe)
180gm vinyl reissue of Sinatra’s 12
th album. Arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle, A Swingin’ Affair! contains the signature Sinatra classics “Night And Day,” “I Won't Dance,” “From This Moment On,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and many more.
>Slates
– Summery LP (New Damage)
Summery serves as the follow-up to Edmonton punk band Slates' buzzworthy 2013 release
Taiga. Determined to capture the raw intensity and authenticity of their previous release, the band chose to once again record to analog tape with noted engineer Steve Albini.
>Mark Slaughter
– Halfway There LP (Emp Label Group)
Limited color vinyl pressing. New album from the Slaughter frontman. Picture disc also available.

>The Spinto Band
– Nice And Nicely Done [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Bar/None)
Deluxe double-LP reissue of the The Spinto Band's classic 2005 debut. Includes a bonus LP with 12 B-sides recorded during the original sessions. With one ear to the future of indie rock and the other soaking up rock and roll history; Beach Boys harmonies and Beatle licks mix with Strokes strokes, Queen drama, Cure angst and Pavement slack. “...the album's zippy, hook-filled power pop bursts with new-wave keyboards, Strokes-like guitar riffs, ecstatic vocal harmonies and kid-in-a-candy-store touches of electric mandolins, handclaps and, on ‘Brown Boxes,’ kazoos.” (Magnet). “...The Spinto Band makes inspired, quirky power-pop that brings to mind the effortless imagination and eclecticism of bands like the Kinks and the young Flaming Lips...” – Harp

>Sun Kil Moon
- Common As Light & Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood 2xLP (Caldo Verde)
Mark Kozelek’s new double-album was recorded with former Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley in San Francisco, CA and Hoboken, NJ and for the most part captures events from January to
August of 2016 and how the mercurial singer/songwriter processed it all while traveling. A disenfranchised Kozelek laments the Nice, France terror attack and Orlando nightclub shooting on “Bastille Day” and “Bergen To Trondheim” respectively and condemns Trump's election and tech culture on “Lone Star.”

>Heather Trost
– Agistri LP (LM Dupli-cation)
Heather Trost is best known for her work composing and performing as one half of A Hawk And A Hacksaw. She has also played with Neutral Milk Hotel, Beirut, Josephine Foster, and most recently Thor Harris of Swans. Named after a Greek Island,
Agistri is a song cycle of freely formed pop songs touching upon soul, samba, and pop music of the '60s and '70s, with a subtle shade of psychedelia. Ambient and melancholic sounds interweave with Hammond organs and '70s Italian synthesizers, reflecting the desert landscapes of New Mexico, and the sparse shrubbery and turquoise water of the Aegean Sea and its islands.
>Twista
– Adrenalin Rush [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Atlantic)
Limited double-LP reissue of the rapper’s third album. Includes guest contributions by Johnny P, Liffy Stokes, Miss Kane, Malif, Mayz and Turtle Banks.

>Vampilla & The Body
– xoroAHbin [2015] LP+MP3 (Gilead Media)
First-time vinyl pressing. Vampillia and The Body are two creative forces that are no strangers to the worlds of experimental and abrasive music. Although both have touched upon various types of metal styles in their previous works, also has each entity shown an obvious penchant for compositions that lean heavily into the worlds of electronics and experimental music.

>Various Artists
– American Epic: The Best Of The Blues LP (Third Man)
Early geniuses of Delta Blues - Robert Johnson, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, Son House, Charley Patton and many more have been painstakingly remastered using a mix of analog and digital technology for a hybrid sound that is simultaneously contemporary, immediate but still completely true-to-form. Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing in single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

>Various Artists
– American Epic: The Best Of Country LP (Third Man)
Early champions of Country Music - The Carter Family, Uncle Dave Macon, the Massey Family, Jimmie Rodgers and many more - have been painstakingly remastered using a mix of analog and digital technology for a hybrid sound that is simultaneously contemporary, immediate but still completely true-to-form. Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing in single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

>Various Artists
– American Epic: The Sessions 3xLP (Third Man)
An album of exclusive new recordings produced by Jack White and T Bone Burnett of music legends and contemporary artists including Alabama Shakes, The Americans, The Avett Brothers, Beck, Frank Fairfield, Ana Gabriel, Rhiannon Giddens, Merle Haggard, Bobby Ingano, Elton John, Auntie Geri Kuhia, Pokey LaFarge, Bettye LaVette, Los Lobos, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Taj Mahal, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Fred Martin and The Levite Camp, Ashley Monroe, Nas, Willie Nelson, Charlie Kaleo Oyama, Blind Boy Paxton, Raphael Saadiq, and Jack White.

>Various Artists
– Slow Grind Fever 7 LP (Stag-O Lee)
The seventh volume in the series of slow grinding R&B/soul/exotica tunes as they are played in a club in Melbourne/Australia. Fourteen songs dating from 1957-1962.

>Various Artists
– Black Cat Trail [Reissue/1970] LP (Mamlish)
Various Artists – Home Again Blues (Really The Post War Blues) [Reissue/1979] LP (Mamlish)
Various Artists – New Deal Blues: 1933-1939 [Reissue/1970] LP (Mamlish)
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.

>Various Artists
– Chicago Slickers 1948-1953 [Reissue/1976] LP (Nighthawk)
Various Artists – Chicago Slickers Volume 2 1948-1955 [Reissue/1980] LP (Nighthawk)
Various Artists – Windy City Blues: The Transition 1935-1953 [Reissue/1976] LP (Nighthawk)
Vinyl reissues of ultra-rare recordings from Chicago's mid/late-‘30s to early-‘50s blues heyday. The explosive post-war outburst of musical creativity was matched by the rise of dozens of small independent labels, but after imprints like Parkway, Tempotone and Random went bankrupt, many blues classics were relegated to obscurity.

>Wet Hair
– The Floating World LP (Wharf Cat)
The Floating World is a kinetic collection of six tracks that represent Wet Hair's most exciting, melodic and beautifully-produced effort. On their follow up to 2012’s Spill Into Atmosphere, Wet Hair revitalized their hybrid psych / krautrock / synth pop sound, masterfully working shimmering synths swells and fiery drum and bass grooves into pointed explorations of growth and texture. [CD edition due June 30.]
>Yowler
– The Offer [2015] LP+MP3 (Double Double Whammy)
Limited color vinyl pressing. “Whether she’s howling on stage alongside bands All Dogs and Saintseneca or recording solo as Yowler, Maryn Jones knows how to wring out your insides. Regardless of how personal her lyrics are, Jones’ eagerness to usher us into her intimate world makes all of her songs feel universal, wholly relatable in their specificity.” -- Stereogum

>Zakk Sabbath
– Live In Detroit LP (Southern Lord)
Zakk Sabbath - a Black Sabbath all-star cover band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie.