new vinyl love...

for the week of 17 FEBRUARY 2017
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>The Melvins
– King Buzzo [Reissue/1992] 12”+MP3 (Boner)
– Dale Crover [Reissue/1992] 12”+MP3 (Boner)
– Joe Preston [Reissue/1992] 12”+MP3 (Boner)
“In 1992 the Melvins’ fascination/adoration/denigration of the mighty Kiss rock & roll universe compelled them to excrete three solo masterworks inspired by the Kiss solo LPs. The first in the series is King Buzzo, from the Melvins’ giggling guitar grumpus. Four songs of atmospheric clanging and rockin’ banging. Also features the many talents, drumming and otherwise, of a famous Grunge™ superstar, whose name sort of rhymes with New Wave Asshole. The second in the series is Dale Crover, from the Melvins’ sleepy drum caveman. Four songs of gloomy heaviness, with Dale doin’ the drummin’, singin’, guitarin’, and dancin’. The third in the series is Joe Preston, from the Melvins’ electronic beard warlord. Three songs of fuzz bass computer drone temper tantrum. All three 12”s reissued on vinyl after 100,000 years out of print.”
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>Parquet Courts – Captive Of The Sun 12” (Rough Trade)
When Parquet Courts made their second television appearance supporting 2016’s brilliant
Human Performance LP, they were joined on Late Night with Stephen Colbert by a very special surprise guest, rapper Bun B (of UGK), who added a verse to the album’s percussive, lyrically-dense “Captive of the Sun.” What fans of both artists may not know, is that Bun B, a huge fan of Parquet Courts (whose Austin Brown, a Houston rap acolyte, is himself a Bun B and UGK superfan), already had a studio version of the track featuring his guest verse in the works. This brilliant meeting of the minds is now available on a club-ready 12”, with a B-side featuring the track as remixed by two more legendary Houstonians, DJ Candlestick & OG Ron C, whose “Chopped Not Slopped” edition brings plenty of purple codeine haze to the party.
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>Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Plain)
Limited edition 180gm blue and white color vinyl pressing. A hypnotic, narcotic, psychedelic gospel album full of confessional songs about heartbreak and drug abuse, it is a flat out masterpiece which received a 10.0 rating from Pitchfork.
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>David Bowie
– Diamond Dogs [Reissue/1974] CD/LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
– Young Americans [Reissue/1975] CD/LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
– Station To Station [Reissue/1976] CD/LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
Albums included in the
Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976 boxset are now available individually. These are the 2016 remastered editions.
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>The Weeknd – Starboy 2xLP (Republic)
Released last November on CD – now available on vinyl. The Weeknd’s third studio album features guest contributions from Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Future and Kendrick Lamar.
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>Sun Ra – Spaceways LP (ORG Music)
Spaceways features live performances by Sun Ra and his Arkestra from New York City in 1966 and 1968. Free and “spacey” as ever, the recordings capture Sun Ra in his element with over a dozen Arkestra members backing him up. The recordings were remastered for vinyl and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>311
– From Chaos [Reissue/2001] LP (Volcano/Sony Legacy)
Amidst their signature hip-hop/heavy rock/reggae hybrid, 311 additionally blends surf guitar over jungle beats, merges punk guitar with dancehall, and introduces ska on 2001’s
From Chaos.
>John Abercrombie Quartet
– Up And Coming LP (ECM)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Guitarist John Abercrombie (who has recorded as a leader for ECM since 1974) returns with a second album by his quartet featuring kindred-spirit piano foil Marc Copland, along with longtime rhythm partners Drew Gress and Joey Baron.

>Avenged Sevenfold
– The Best Of 2005-2013 3xLP (WB)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Features tracks from Avenged Sevenfold's bestselling Warner Bros. albums released between 2005 and 2013 including
City Of Evil, Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare and Hail To The King. The package also features a cover of Black Sabbath's “Paranoid,” originally on the tribute album Covered, A Revolution in Sound as well as two original songs the band wrote for video games: “Carry On” (Call Of Duty II) and “Not Ready To Die” (Call Of The Dead).
>Average White Band
– Average White Band [Reissue/1974] LP (Friday Music)
Limited edition 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Average White Band is widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit “Pick Up The Pieces” off of this, their breakthrough Arif Mardin-produced 1974 album, the band's strength actually lays in their consistently accomplished songwriting, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi-Grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records.

>Angelo Badalamenti
– Evilenko [OST] LP (Rustblade)
Superb mix of melancholic melody with illusions, terror spiral to tragic climax with beautiful orchestration. A must buy for fans of Angelo Baldalamenti. features two tracks with Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries).

>The Believers
– Memo From Otter LP (Feeding Tube)
“The Believers were, in many ways, the flagship band of the Apostasy Recordings empire. Their roots were in the Hampshire College-based experimental outfit, Son Of Earth – Flesh In Bone Trio (generally shortened to Son Of Earth), via Matt Krefting and John Shaw. Also on board were Anna Klein (player with many woefully under-documented ensembles) and Jessie Swenson, Esq. (who was associated with various Scott Foust projects, and would go on to 50 Foot Women). But much of this other work was abstract weirdo-ism. The Believers were, more or less, a rock band, and they kinda f**king ruled.” – Byron Coley

>Big Star
- Complete Third: Vol. 2: Roughs To Mixes 2xLP+MP3 (Omnivore)
RSD/Black Friday 2016 saw the release of the first in a series of three volumes of double LPs that will contain the entire, recently released
Complete Third CD boxed set. This second volume, Roughs To Mixes, continues the journey, featuring rough mixes from producer Jim Dickinson, as well as Ardent’s John Fry, with over 15 previously unissued tracks. Almost every song on this collection is making its vinyl debut.
>Marc Bolan
– Skycloaked Lord (Of Precious Light) LP (Easy Action)
A recording of Marc on US radio playing acoustic guitar of his classic tracks including the hit single “Jeepster” at the height of his career.

>Bon Jovi
– The Albums 25xLP (Island)
Collects every Bon Jovi studio album spanning 1984-2016, each on 180gm vinyl. Includes:
Bon Jovi (1984), 7800° Fahrenheit (1985), Slippery When Wet (1986), New Jersey (2xLP/1988), Keep The Faith (2xLP/1992), These Days (2xLP/1995), Crush (2xLP/2000), Bounce (2002), Have A Nice Day (2xLP/2005), Lost Highway (2007), The Circle (2xLP/2009), What About Now (2xLP/2013), Burning Bridges (2015), This House Is Not For Sale (2016), Blaze Of Glory: Inspired By The Film Young Guns II (1990), Destination Anywhere (2xLP/1997), and Extras.
>Megan Bonnell
– Magnolia LP+MP3 (Cadence Music/Fontana North)
Released April 2016 on CD – now available on vinyl. Megan Bonnell is an alternative folk singer/songwriter based in Toronto, Canada. Born and raised in Caledon, Ontario, she became proficient on the piano and guitar, and crafts music that carries a quiet but intense disposition led by the singer's breathy vocal delivery.

>David Bowie
– Sound And Vision [1977] 7” (Rhino/Parlophone)
40
th Anniversary picture disc. The A-side features a brand new remaster of “Sound And Vision” and the flip side sees the first physical release of the 2013 remix of the song. The stripped back remix by Sonjay Prabhakar was originally done for a Sony Experia advertisement and utilizes the original lead vocals and Mary Hopkin's backing vocal with a new piano part.
>Bremen
– Bremen [Reissue/2013] 2xLP (Skrammel)
Bremen finds two luminaries of the Swedish punk underground, Jonas Tiljander (Brainbombs) and Lanchy Orre (Totalitär, Brainbombs, Teenage Graves, etc.), coming together to explore the dark side of kraut and progressive rock, early electronic and drone music, whilst also invoking the fathomlessly bleak interior landscapes conjured by Nico and John Cale on
The Marble Index (1968) and Desertshore (1970).
>Brian Jonestown Massacre
– Dropping Bombs On The Sun (U.F.O. Paycheck) 10” (A. Recordings)
Dropping Bombs On The Sun (UFO Paycheck) is the third and final single from the forthcoming Brian Jonestown Massacre album, Don't Get Lost.
>Bush
- Razorblade Suitcase: In Addition [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Round Hill Music)
20th Anniversary remastered 180gm black and white swirl double-vinyl repress featuring four bonus tracks and new, re-interpreted art and design, printed inner sleeves and huge poster with complete album lyrics and liner notes from original album producer Steve Albini.

>John Cameron
– Psychomania [OST/1973] LP (Trunk)
First-time vinyl edition of Cameron’s 1973 jazz-rock score to the British cult biker classic film
Psychomania.
>Vic Chesnutt
– Drunk [Reissue/1993] 2xLP+MP3 (New West)
Faithfully remastered and complete with 13 bonus tracks, New West Records is proud to present Vic Chesnutt’s influential third full-length
Drunk. Recorded over five total days, Drunk is marked by sparse instrumentation and minimal studio trickery that accent the depth of Chesnutt’s idiosyncratic lyrics and storytelling style. Bonus tracks feature B-sides, selections from an Inner Ear session and from a 1994 Radio Holland performance.
>Chevelle
– This Type Of Thing (Could Do Us In) [2004] LP (Sony Legacy)
First-time vinyl pressing of the alt-metal band’s third album.

>Nat King Cole
– Unforgettable [Reissue/1954] LP (Capitol)
Originally released in 1954,
Unforgettable is a collection of some of Nat King Cole's earliest recordings, including a track from The Nat King Cole Trio. Reissued on standard weight vinyl as part of the Capitol Records 75th Anniversary series.
>Natalie Cole
– Unpredictable [Reissue/1977] LP (Capitol)
Unpredictable includes major hits “I'm Catching Hell” (a confessional ballad) and “I've Got Love On My Mind” as well as the exuberant feel-good anthem “Party Lights.” Reissued on standard weight vinyl as part of the 40th anniversary of its original and Capitol Records' 75th anniversary.
>De-Bons-en-Pierre
– Crepes 12” (Dark Entries)
Over 23 minutes of garbles, sludgy synths and leviathan rhythms. Surfing the slippery slope between industrial and electro, but never quite falling in, just a dip of your pinky toe to to test the temperature.

>Epic Soundtracks
– Change My Life [1996] LP (Mapache)
First-time vinyl pressing. A masterclass of songwriting at a difficult time for songwriters, here again we have Epic’s amazing piano ballads, following a similar path to that of his heroes John Cale, David Bowie, Alex Chilton and Brian Wilson.

>The Golden Filter
– Still // Alone 2xLP (Optimo Music)
An album about being in love with pure solitude,
Still // Alone is separated into two distinct records. Record one, Still, is a hypnotic meditation for the nightclub. Wavy patterns of sound and light bounce off of Penelope's literary vocal bursts, layered over the ominous deep synths and arpeggiators, held together only by a strict 4/4 beat -- the rhythm, ironically forcing the body to move, however internally focused and mindful, still. Record two, Alone, takes the club offline and into the fringes of raw, odd pop. Ever-prominent drum machine beats rule, while love and loss permeate the four atmospheric goth songs.
>Immolation
– Here In After [Reissue/1995] LP (Metal Blade)
Immolation – Failures For Gods [Reissue/1999] LP (Metal Blade)
Immolation – Close To A World Below [Reissue/2000] LP (Metal Blade)
Limited red color vinyl pressings of three of the death metal band’s formative albums.

>Isis
– Wavering Radiant [Reissue/2009] 2xLP (Robotic Empire)
Limited edition clear with yellow splatter vinyl repress. The music of Isis is a suitable metaphor for their twelve-year career: patient, meticulous, fraught with tension and gradually building toward an apex of seismic proportions. They have successfully navigated the process of growing and evolving without disavowing their initial vision. On
Wavering Radiant every component of this armory comes into equal play -- an audiophile's dream: grandiose without over-indulgence, epic without compromised focus. This is their fifth and final full-length album, last released by Ipecac Recordings in 2009.
>Jeezy
– Trap Or Die 3 2xLP (Def Jam)
Released last October on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from the rapper. Jeezy's street swagger and authentic style has quickly made believers out of some the biggest players in the game, from Fabolous to P. Diddy.

>Jim And The French Vanilla
– Afraid Of The House LP (Dirtnap)
Jim And The French Vanilla is the solo project of Jim Blaha from The Blind Shake. Raw, feral, but incredibly catchy,
Afraid Of The House covers a wider sonic pallet than one might pick up on at first. From poppy to heavy, from atmospheric to wild, it reflects a wide range of ideas and emotion, while maintaining surprising consistence throughout.
>Jlin
– Dark Lotus 12” (Planet Mu)
Jlin returns with the first fruits of her new work since last year’s
Free Fall EP. Dark Lotus is a transition between Dark Energy, her debut album, and her forthcoming Black Origami full-length. A-side “The Escape Of The Blvck Rxbbit (ft. Avril Stormy Unger)” is the more traditional of the two tracks, starting off proceedings with a constantly switching rhythmic structure and a stop-start sweeping hoover stab panning between the speakers, descending bleeps and Avril's vocals cut into shapes and pushed through effects. “Nyakinyua Rise” races headlong into uncharted territory, with a fierce barrage of djembe drums over pounding bass, punchy war cries and jubilant ululations that paint a tension between hot aggression and weightless ecstasy.
>Johnny Teardrop
– No Problemo LP+MP3 (Rouge Mecanique Musique)
No Problemo is Jonny Teardrop's first physical album release. Inspired by Native American peyote songs, Jonny uses his Jaguar as a bass, drum samples from obscure Japanese crust punk songs, and charges through 13 brief songs, snapping audible Polaroids and conjuring fragments of memories.
>Kid Koala featuring Emilíana Torrini
- Music To Draw To: Satellite 2xLP (Arts & Crafts)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. An uncharted journey for the legendary scratch DJ, producer, and composer, Kid Koala’s fifth studio album is an emotional work of expansive instrumental soundscapes and chilling vocal ballads. A record of many firsts for Eric San, the inaugural volume in the
Music To Draw To series finds Kid Koala collaborating with a singer, writing lyrics, and producing and performing all instruments. Satellite is the renowned audio-collagist’s first non-sample-based record, using an array of synthesizers, keys, guitars, basses, strings, turntables, noisemakers, and inventive recording techniques to create its celestial atmosphere. Written during the gelid Montreal winter, Music To Draw To: Satellite tells a heartrending tale of discovery and loss through the lens of lovers separated by a one-way space mission to Mars. The album’s eighteen spacious movements are threaded with eight lyrical songs written by Kid Koala in collaboration with Icelandic singer Emilíana Torrini.
>Kill Devil Hills
– In On Under Near Water LP (Bang!)
The Kill Devil Hills, one of Australia's best-kept secrets, present their fourth album,
In On Under Near Water. Coming from the isolated city of Perth, these musicians continue their growth and evolution, delivering the very finest and most intense music, which takes the listener, with their unique stamp and signature, to the world of The Drones, The Beasts Of Bourbon, Kim Salmon, The Gun Club, and Johnny Cash.
>Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace
– Sugar Daddy [Reissue/1980] LP (Strut)
Strut present the first in a series of essential original LP reissues (Original Masters Series) exploring rare and underrated African, Latin and Caribbean music classics, curated by Duncan Brooker. The series kicks off with
Sugar Daddy, an experimental highlife/disco outing by Nigerian highlife guitarist Joe King Kologbo.
>Dean Martin
– Dino: Italian Love Songs [Reissue/1962] LP (Capitol)
Originally released in 1962,
Dino: Italian Love Songs shows Dean Martin at his best. He alternates between English and Italian seamlessly singing songs of the heart. Reissued on standard weight vinyl to mark Capitol Record's 75th Anniversary.
>Phil X. Milstein & Thurston Moore
– Songs We Taught The Lord Vol. 1 LP (Feeding Tube)
Phil X. Milstein & Thurston Moore – Songs We Taught The Lord Vol. 2 LP (Feeding Tube)
Complete recordings of the duo’s set opening for John Fahey over two nights, December 4 & 5, 1996. Limited color vinyl pressings of each also available.

>Ennio Morricone
- Un Uomo Da Rispettare OST [1972] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Un Uomo Da Rispettare translates to “A Man to Respect,” which can easily be said of Ennio Morricone himself—the unparalleled maestro of the soundtrack. This 1972 crime film stars Kirk Douglas as a master safecracker at a crossroads in his life, emerging from prison yet tempted by one last big job. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of Krzysztof Penderecki, Harry Partch and Sun City Girls.
>The Neon Judgement
– Cockerill-Sombre [Reissue/1983] 12” (Dark Entries)
The Neon Judgement hail from the small town of Leuven near Brussels, Belgium and gave birth to the New Beat and EBM scenes worldwide with the release of their first two cassettes
Suffering (1981) and TV Treated (1982). Always a consistent duo of Dirk Da Davo (synthesizers, vocals) and TB Frank (guitar, drum machine, vocals) The Neon Judgment worked in a parallel world alongside Suicide, Cabaret Voltaire, and the Deutsche Neue Welle. In 1983 they released the infamous four-song Cockerill-Sombre EP containing the dance-floor smash “The Fashion Party.”
>The Other People Place
– Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Warp)
The much sought-after LP from Drexciya’s James Stinson has been hard to come by for many years, but is back in print on vinyl. “It's hard to sum up in words just how important
Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café truly is. Originally released back in 2001 as part of the Drexciyan off-shoot Storm Series, Lifestyles was one of the various projects of one-half of deep sea electro pioneers Drexciya, James Stinson. Shrouded in mystery, the two members of Drexciya took the blueprint laid out by the pioneers of the hypnotic groove, Kraftwerk and gave it a truly electro feel -- cold, yet funky. Where Drexciya's sound was focused in the deepest corners of the ocean, James's work as The Other People Place was a solo project that turned its gaze elsewhere, most notably in the direction of love.” -- Bleep
>Palberta
– Bye Bye Berta LP (Wharf Cat)
In an industry that favors niche branding and subgenre packaging, Palberta is a difficult band to place. Their music is free and uninhibited in a way that makes it all their own. Often, Palberta songs are marked with a child-like communication—chants and lullabies are met with snarling tantrums, while their instruments coo and careen towards an abrupt finish. Their playful approach to writing produces work that is hyper-emotional—as jarring as it is soothing and as loopy as it is sinister.

>Parkway Drive
– Horizons LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
The metalcore band’s best-selling album -- available for the first time on vinyl.

>Queen
– Greatest Hits II [Reissue/1991] 2xLP (Hollywood)
Queen’s best-selling compilations
Greatest Hits I (reissued on vinyl last November) and Greatest Hits II throw fresh light on an unrivalled track record of chart-topping, award-winning, record-breaking rock and pop classics. As with the recent vinyl reissue of Greatest Hits I, the 2011 remasters were used for this pressing.
>Terry Riley
– Descending Moonshine Dervishes [Reissue/1982] LP (Beacon Sound)
Terry Riley – Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets [Reissue/1983] LP (Beacon Sound)
Decending Moonshine Dervishes was recorded live in Berlin in 1975 and is largely improvised, with Riley playing a modified Yamaha organ with variable resistors to facilitate tuning in just intonation. Recorded live in Munich in 1982 using two Prophet synthesizers and voice, Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets is a reflection of Riley's ongoing interest in melding improvisation, electronic music, and the raga vocal stylings of his mentor, Pandit Pran Nath.
>Sleep
– The Clarity [Reissue/2014] 12” (Southern Lord)
Recorded by Neurosis’ Noah Landis and mastered by John Golden, the near 10-minute track “The Clarity” has been re-cut for this new pressing on 180gm red vinyl. The B-side of the platter features a special etching of the artwork by David V. D’Andrea (Samaritan Press). The record is housed in a heavyweight picture disc-style sleeve, silkscreened with the Sleep logo.

>Starset
– Vessels 2xLP+MP3 (Razor & Tie)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Starset's follow-up to their debut album
Transmissions highlights their writing ability, modern rock production, and the wide-ranging vocal talents of frontman Dustin Bates. Vessels contains 15 modern rock songs with hints of electronic music, pop, rock and metal influences woven throughout, with the continuation of their science and space related sci-fi themes. 180gm marble vinyl LP pressing.
>Sun Ra
– Spaceways LP (ORG Music)
Spaceways features live performances by Sun Ra and his Arkestra from New York City in 1966 and 1968. Free and “spacey” as ever, the recordings capture Sun Ra in his element with over a dozen Arkestra members backing him up. The recordings were remastered for vinyl and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.
>Ultimate Spinach
– Behold & See [Reissue/1968] LP (Sundazed)
The Spinach's self-titled debut album is now considered a psychedelic classic, but it's the group's second record,
Behold & See, that is perhaps their finest achievement. Ostensibly a concept album, it’s centered around lead singer/songwriter/keyboardist/guitarist Ian Bruce-Douglas' cynical worldview. He skewers "normal" society with all the fervor of Zappa and all the surreality (and insanity) of Bob Markley on songs like "Visions Of Your Reality" and the four-part "Suite: Genesis of Beauty." Add in the lush, floating vocals of Barbara Jean Hudson, fuzz guitar and some great late- ‘60s psych jangle and you've got the formula for an unhinged classic that stands up to the best of the non-coastal psych sounds of the late- ‘60s. Mono mix. Spinach color vinyl.
>Colin Vallon / Patrice Moret / Julian Sartorius
– Danse LP (ECM)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Colin Vallon Trio has found its own space in the crowded world of the piano trio by quietly challenging its conventions. On his third ECM album Vallon again leads the group not with virtuosic solo display but by patient outlining of melody and establishing of frameworks in which layered group improvising can take place.

>Various Artists
– The Hamilton Mix Tape 2xLP+MP3 (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
The Hamilton Mix Tape is a musical companion to the landmark Broadway musical by Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. Executive produced by The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter, The Hamilton Mixtape sees songs from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical covered and remixed by a remarkable cast of contemporary artists. Superstars contributing to the one of its kind collection include Sia, Usher, Kelly Clarkson, The Roots, Alicia Keys, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Chance The Rapper, John Legend, Regina Spektor, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Miguel, Queen Latifah, Common, Ben Folds, Andra Day, Jill Scott, Jimmy Fallon and more. The Hamilton Mixtape also includes three previously unreleased Hamilton demos.
>Various Artists
– Where The Mountains Meet The Sky: Folk Music Of Ladakh LP (Sublime Frequencies)
Music from Ladakh recorded during the making of the film
The Song Collector (2014) by director Erik Koto, with additional material recorded by Bill Kite in 1992. LP comes with a full-size insert containing historic photos, song lyrics, and liner notes by Erik Koto.
>The Weeknd
– Starboy 2xLP (Republic)
Released last November on CD – now available on vinyl. The Weeknd’s third studio album features guest contributions from Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Future and Kendrick Lamar.

>Wolfgang
– Eliminate Hate LP (Out-Sider)
After more than 30 years hidden in a dusty storage unit, Out-Sider presents the previously unreleased album from one of the most enigmatic bands from the Texas psychedelic scene, Wolfgang. An unusual blend of '60s garage-punk, Texas psychedelia (think 13th Floor Elevators or Golden Dawn), The Seeds, The Misunderstood, late era Velvet Underground, '70s era Rolling Stones and '70s pre-punk swagger.

>The Yardbirds
– Sounds I Heard [Reissue/2014] LP+7” (Easy Action)
Vinyl LP with one-sided 7" single of BBC session "White Summer." Most tracks for this LP were taken from the box set
Glimpses, including improved audio versions of “Dazed & Confused” and the “White Summer” BBC session. (Previous edition was available for RSD 2014.)
>youANDme/The Analog Roland Orchestra
- Baum Limited Picture Edition 004 10” (Bureau B)
Two deep dub techno cuts with deep bass and atmospheric FXs.
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>Young Thug – Jeffery 2xLP+MP3 (300 Ent)
2016 mixtape from the Atlanta-based rapper.
Jeffery – titled after Young Thug’s real name, Jeffery Williams -- features the hits singles "Pick Up The Phone” with Travis Scott featuring Quavo and “Wyclef Jean". Known for his unconventional vocal style, fashion, and persona, he first received attention for his collaborations with fellow Southern rappers.
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>Blind Melon – Soup [Reissue/1995] LP (Analog Sparks)
Limited edition audiophile pressing. Cut from the original stereo tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed and plated at RTI. Housed in a Stoughton deluxe gatefold old style tip-on jacket with original insert.
Soup is the second studio album by rock band Blind Melon, released on August 15, 1995, eight weeks before vocalist Shannon Hoon's fatal drug overdose.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Avalanches
– Since I Left You [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Astralwerks)
Vinyl reissue of the debut album from the Australian electronic outfit. Playful, twisted, psychedelic, sampledelic, delirious and infectious, it's the sound of six men who spent most of adolescence rummaging through bargain bins in Melbourne's record shops, constructing their own post-modern disco-pop amalgam from rubbish '50s rejects and saccharine '60s pap.

>Behind Closed Doors
- Exit Lines: The Brief History of Behind Closed Doors LP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
Behind Closed Doors was a young hardcore band from Baltimore, MD. Formed in 1996 and disbanded by 1998, they quickly became renowned in the Baltimore/DC region for their unusually long, dynamic songs and alarmingly unhinged live shows. Pressed onto opaque red with black splatter color vinyl featuring a custom laser etching that includes the album’s lyrics etched directly into the LP.

>Dragonette
– Royal Blues LP (Virtual Label)
Fourth album from Toronto electro-pop darlings. “At the very end, “Future Ghost” shows off a darker side, almost reaching the weird intensity of a Nite Jewel or Zola Jesus number. And therein lies the real question: do Dragonette want to be a cool niche act, or a cool pop group? The answer seems to be the latter, and I salute them.” – Drunken Werewolf

>The-Dream
– Love Hate [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (Def Jam)
Vinyl reissue of The-Dream’s debut album.
Love Hate features layered production incorporates spacious beats, oscillating keyboards, throbbing synths, and baroque elements such as synthetic strings and harpsichords. Continuing with its Respect The Classics campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic on standard weight 2LP for the first time in 10 years.
>Eluvium
– Talk Amongst The Trees [2007] 2xLP (Temporary Residence)
Eluvium – Copia [2007] 2xLP (Temporary Residence)
Originally released on CD and Digital formats only,
Talk Amongst The Trees and Copia were eventually available on vinyl exclusively as part of the Life Through Bombardment Vol. 1 box set. Each is now available separately in full-color widespine jackets with dual heavyweight full-color inner sleeves.
>Roy Lee Johnson And The Villagers
- Roy Lee Johnson And The Villagers [Reissue/1973] LP (Stax)
Recorded at the legendary FAME Studious in Muscle Shoals,Alabama this 1973 10-song masterpiece from Georgia born and bred guitarist, bandleader, vocalist and composer Roy Lee Johnson is a true lost gem. A veteran journeyman in the music business who actually penned a 1962 track called "Mister Moonlight" a song later covered by The Beatles; this would be Johnson's lone Stax recording. The Villagers were Johnson's backup outfit featuring Pete Carr on guitars, Michael James on bass, Roger Hawkins on percussions, Barry Beckett on clavinet, Ed Logan on flute, The legendary Memphis Horns and a wonderful trio of backup vocalist including Sandra Chalmers, Charlie Chalmers, and Donna Rhoades round out this funky affair.

>JoJo
– Mad Love. LP (Atlantic)
Released last October on CD – now available on vinyl. JoJo's first new album since 2006 sees the talented singer/songwriter partnering with a number of top pop producers including Max Martin/Wolf Cousins' Oscar Holter (P!nk, Haliee Steinfeld, Tori Kelly), Whiskey Water (Nick Jonas Feat. Demi Lovato), and songwriter Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani).

>Ben Lee
– Freedom, Love And The Recuperation Of The Human Mind LP (Gold VE)
Guests include Grant Lee Phillips and Sara Watkins. “Like all the songs on the album, this recording began at my home studio in Laurel Canyon CA, with a live guitar and vocal – no click track, no tuning, no funny business. Just me singing this song, from my heart. It was a beautiful thing to see it take life as I brought in other musicians to add to it, culminating in the incredible Sara Watkins adding her harmonies.” – Bee Lee

>Madonna
– Confessions On A Dance Floor [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Rhino)
Pink vinyl reissue of the pop diva’s 10
th studio album.
>The Steve Miller Band
– The Joker: 40th Anniversary LP (Capitol)
1973's
The Joker is the legendary breakthrough for the band previously known for their winding improvs and spacey jams. Steve Miller and company honed the songwriting skills churning out a good vibes album that is full of hits. The album features the singles “Your Cash Ain't Nothin’ But Trash,” “The Joker,” “Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma,” and “Evil.”
>Miracle Fortress
– Five Roses [2007] LP+MP3 (Secret City)
“Miracle Fortress is getting some serious blog-love these days from such esteemed hot spots as My Old Kentucky Blog, and for good reason. I'm really digging anything that has a distinct Brian Wilson influence these days, so this is right up our alley” (Gorilla Vs Bear, April, 2007). “Miracle Fortress just completely knocked me upside the head with a handful of great songs. The band is pretty much just Graham Van Pelt's (Think About Life) solo project. He combines beautiful melodies and great hooks with instrumentation that ranges from sparse to downright curious” (You Ain't No Picasso).

>Prince And The Revolution
– I Would Die For You [Reissue/1984] 12” (WB)
Limited 12” vinyl reissue of this single lifted from the funk/R&B singer/songwriter’s 1984 album
Purple Rain.
>Max Richter
- On the Nature Of Daylight - Music From The Film Arrival 12” (StudioRichter)
This is the first record released on Max Richter’s brand new label StudioRichter -- a 12” vinyl edition of
On The Nature Of Daylight, which is the title track from the soundtrack to Denis Villeneuve’s hotly-tipped new movie Arrival. Includes the original quintet recording and the later recording for full string orchestra.
>Soft Machine
– Live At The Paradiso LP (Real Gone Music)
Soft Machine was one of the first prog-rock bands, but if your vision of prog-rock consists of musicians wreathed in pot smoke airily singing of fairies and wizards, it will be summarily dispelled by this fantastic “authorized bootleg,” which captures the band in March 1969 at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, playing material that was to be released six months later on
Soft Machine: Volume Two. Limited “soft purple” color pressing.]
>Stereophonics
– Word Gets Around [Reissue/1997] LP (UMe)
Stereophonics – Performance And Cocktails [Reissue/1999] LP (UMe)
Stereophonics – Just Enough Education To Perform [Reissue/2001] LP (UMe)
Stereophonics – You Gotta Go There To Come Back [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (UMe)
Stereophonics – Language.Sex.Violence.Other? [Reissue/2005] LP (UMe)
180gm vinyl reissues of the South Wales alt-rock band’s first five albums.

>Train
– A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat LP (Sony)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat is Train's first album without lead guitarist and founding member Jimmy Stafford. Although he is not on the new album, he is currently still partially involved with the band, as he continues to play with them at some live performances and events. It marks the band's first new music since their 2014 album Bulletproof Picasso. The album’s first single "Play That Song" borrows the central melody from the 1938 single "Heart And Soul" by Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael.
>Tuxedomoon
– Half-Mute LP (Crammed Disc)
“At no less than 36 years of age, the warped synths and humming basslines of
Half-Mute by Tuxedomoon return to the fore on vinyl with Crammed Discs. The experimental new-wavers from San Fran helped kick off the 1970s punk rock revolution, and this offering is largely responsible for establishing the outfit's cult status.” – Norman UK
>Unwound
– Fake Train LP (Numero)
After the Pacific Northwest grunge raids of the early '90s that saw Nirvana, Mudhoney, and even the Melvins hoisted up the major label flagpole, Unwound's 1993 debut came as a welcomed reprieve for underground noise-niks everywhere. A pulsing cluster of wiry feedback, lurching bass, and single stroke rolls,
Fake Train entangles the energies of frustrated backpack emo, faded Riot Grrrl back issues, and their own dash of teen spirit and unleashes it all in an earsplitting 10-song assault. "Comes on like an homage to Wire's ‘1 2 X U’ as filtered through Minor Threat and a broken bottle of Robitussin" (Pitchfork). "It's no contest: Unwound is the best band of the '90s" (A.V. Club).
>Matteo Vallicelli
– Primo LP+MP3 (Captured Tracks)
Matteo Vallicelli is an Italian drummer and composer, best known as the live drummer of The Soft Moon, Death Index, and as a founding member of many renowned Italian punk bands.

>Young Thug
– Jeffery 2xLP+MP3 (300 Ent)
2016 mixtape from the Atlanta-based rapper.
Jeffery – titled after Young Thug’s real name, Jeffery Williams -- features the hits singles "Pick Up The Phone” with Travis Scott featuring Quavo and “Wyclef Jean". Known for his unconventional vocal style, fashion, and persona, he first received attention for his collaborations with fellow Southern rappers.