Boo Boo Records Music . Movies . Books . Clothing . Posters . Culture Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:30:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Boo Boo Records 32 32 85799557 New Releases for January 19, 2018 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:30:20 +0000 CDs + Vinyl: Arrows Of Love – Product: Your Soundtrack To The Impending Societal Collapse CD/LP (I’m Not From London) East London art-rockers Arrows Of Love (the five-piece led by co-writers Nima and Nuha) release their eagerly anticipated second album – an eleven-track amalgamation of blisteringly heavy guitars and earnest, heartfelt lyrics. Here, the collective […]

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CDs + Vinyl:

Arrows Of Love – Product: Your Soundtrack To The Impending Societal Collapse CD/LP (I’m Not From London)

East London art-rockers Arrows Of Love (the five-piece led by co-writers Nima and Nuha) release their eagerly anticipated second album – an eleven-track amalgamation of blisteringly heavy guitars and earnest, heartfelt lyrics. Here, the collective weave a world which is equal parts aggressively powerful and vulnerable, where poetry meets pure punk attitude.

Bahamas – Earthtones CD/LP (Republic)

Afie Jurvanen isn’t from the Bahamas. He’s a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie – a working class town in rural Ontario. But his chosen epithet is fitting. Since 2009 he’s been making music under the name Bahamas – writing songs about sunsets, love affairs, and making out with crooked smiles. Through simple arrangements, he charts an escape route from the snow belt to the coral reefs. Afie is self-taught on guitar and has worked with such musicians as The Lumineers, Feist, Howie Beck, Jason Collett, Jack Johnson, The Weather Station, and Zeus. Earthtones is a quirky yet haunting collection of songs that touch on success, parenting, facing depression, and everything else in his life. Most of all, it’s an album about friendship and how great it is to have someone in your life that can lift you up when you’re feeling down.

Belle Adair – Tuscumbia CD/LP (Single Lock)

When Muscle Shoals four-piece Belle Adair recorded their new album Tuscumbia they leaned into their hometown’s musical legacy to create a sound unlike anything that’s come out of The Shoals region before. The result doesn’t so much update the Muscle Shoals sound as redefine it with chiming guitars, meditative lyrics and a breezy, blissed-out feel. The eleven new songs on Tuscumbia were all written by frontman Matt Green, and the album marks a massive leap forward for a band that’s already been praised by NPR for its “dreamy sound” and by SPIN for songs that “glow with a deep, dusky aura.” Both grand and intimate, far-reaching and deeply personal, Tuscumbia is a definitive declaration of identity from a band that bucks tradition in search of their own personal truths.

Black Label Society – Grimmest Hits CD/LP (E1)

Black Label Society bandleader Zakk Wylde wields his guitar like a Viking weapon, bashing out thick riffage and squeezing out expressive squeals as if the glory of his Berserker brotherhood depends upon every single note, which of course, it does. Charismatic beast and consummate showman, Wylde puts his massive heart and earnest soul on display with unbridled, unchained, animalistic passion in Black Label Society, whether it’s a crushingly heavy blues-rock barnstormer or a piano-driven ode to a fallen brother. Grimmest Hits is the band’s tenth album.

Cane Hill – Cane Hill CD/LP+MP3 (Rise)

10 aggressive, fast-paced metal anthems. [Limited edition colored vinyl pressing also available.]

The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band – Chinese Butterfly 2xCD (Concord Jazz)

Chinese Butterfly is a reunion of two musical titans, a creative partnership that dates back to the early days of Return To Forever with Chick Corea when Steve Gadd was one of the first drummers. [Vinyl edition due February 16.]

Devin Dawson – Dark Horse CD/LP (WB)

One of country music’s rising stars releases his debut album. The up-and-coming singer-songwriter collaborated with top songwriters Luke Laird, Josh Kerr, Barry Dean, Seth Ennis and more on the project. An atypical country artist, Devin Dawson’s approach to music is not different on purpose, it’s different with purpose. He grew up just outside the gates of Folsom Prison,

drawing inspiration from Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Pulling from these influences, he began to write in a style that is definitively country.

Kit Downes – Obsidian CD (ECM)

Kit Downes’s previous ECM appearance was as pianist on the debut recording of Time Is A Blind Guide in 2015 and he’s critically-regarded as one of the UK’s outstanding young jazz talents. This recording however has little to do with “jazz”, although it could only have been made by an improviser of subtle sensibilities.

Eden – Vertigo CD/2xLP (Astralwerks)

On his 2016 breakthrough EP I Think You Think Too Much Of Me, Dublin-based vocalist-producer and multi-instrumentalist Jonathon Ng aka Eden struck a rare balance of ingenuity and intuition with its guitar-heavy take on electronic pop. With his full-length debut, Vertigo, he takes an even more instinct-driven approach to his music, a process he perceives as a form of exploration. [Limited clear vinyl pressing also available.]

Tommy Emmanuel – Accomplice One CD/LP (CGP Sounds)

Accomplice One is a testament to Tommy Emmanuel’s musical diversity, the range of expression that stretches from authentic country-blues to face-melting rock shredding, by way of tender and devastating pure song playing. The songs are a mix of new takes on indelible classics and brand new originals from Tommy and his collaborators. The artists who stepped forward to join Tommy in the studio are an impressive list of some of today’s most respected performers, from across the musical spectrum – a lineup including Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Simo, David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Suzy Bogguss and many more.

Fall Out Boy – Mania CD/LP (Island)

Mania is the follow-up album to Fall Out Boy’s platinum-certified sixth studio album American Beauty/American Psycho. Telling single “Young And Menace” has an electronica-tinged industrial rock feel and is a departure from the punky rock ‘n’ roll sound of its predecessor.

First Aid Kit – Ruins CD/LP+MP3 (Columbia)

Swedish duo First Aid Kit’s new album Ruins follows the band’s Columbia Records debut Stay Gold, a lush and ambitious 10-song collection that beautifully captured their vivid storytelling, landing the group on countless “Best of 2014” accolades. Produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs), the album was recorded in Portland, OR where Klara (vocals/guitar) and Johanna Söderberg collaborated with top rate musicians like REM’s Peter Buck, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and Midlake’s McKenzie Smith. Rolling Stone calls lead single “It’s A Shame,” a “Dylan-meets-Emmylou Harris shot of country-rock sunshine” while the duo note that follow-up, “Postcard” is one of the most traditional sounding songs we’ve ever written, and we wanted the production to mirror that. It’s not a resentful song, but more of a reaching out to a lover to wish them well on their journey in the midst of having to let them go.”

Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac [Reissue/1975] CD/2xCD/3xCD+DVD-Audio+LP (Rhino)

Originally released in 1975, Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled release marks the addition of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks into the band’s lineup – the line up as it is today. Available in Regular, Deluxe, and Super Deluxe editions. Deluxe features a disc of single edits, early versions and live recordings. Super Deluxe is packaged in a 12”x12” embossed sleeve and adds a third disc of live tracks, a DVD featuring 5.1 Surround Sound and high-resolution 24/96 Stereo Audio mixes of the original album and an LP version of the original album pressed on 180gm vinyl.

Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys CDEP (New West)

Really Nice Guys is a concept EP by Thyme Magazine’s “Man Of The Year,” Ron Gallo. The EP is another thought provoking and inspired installment, extending an already prolific calendar year by Gallo which saw the release of the critically acclaimed full-length album Heavy Meta as well as the 7” singles, “Temporary Slave” and “Sorry Not Everybody Is You.” Really Nice Guys finds Gallo exploring new sonic frontiers and instrumentation in the form of what might be called a conceptual art piece. Whatever you call it is wholly original and Gallo continues to melt faces and free minds.

Ghost B.C. – Ceremony And Devotion 2xCD/2xLP (Loma Vista)

Ceremony And Devition was recorded during the band’s critically exalted Popestar tour during the summer of 2017 and documents Ghost’s unforgettable live show in pursuit of becoming the world’s next great arena band. Ceremony and Devotion was produced and mixed by Tom Dalgety and features fan favorites spanning the band’s entire catalogue from Opus Eponymous (2010) to Infestissumam (2013) to Meliora (2015) to the Popestar EP (2016). Ghost’s most recent studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, earned the Swedish rock band a Grammy Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Along the way Ghost have racked up both widespread critical acclaim and adoration from a legion of fans across the globe in a genre stagnated by Nü metal for nearly two decades.

The Go! Team – Semicircle CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Memphis Industries)

Unlike The Go! Team’s 2015 effort The Scene Between – which was essentially a solo project that followed the dissolution of the previous line-up – Semicircle finds leader Ian Parton collaborating with current live players Simone Odaranile (drums) and Angela ‘Maki’ Won-Yin Mak (vocals), as well as two original members, guitarist Sam Dook and rapper Ninja. Annelotte de Graaf (aka Amber Arcades), previous collaborator Julie Margat (aka Lispector), and a crew of unexpected musicians feature throughout.

Glen Hansard – Between Two Shores CD/LP+MP3 (Epitaph)

Following up 2015’s Grammy nominated Didn’t He Ramble, and his 2012 solo debut Rhythm and Repose, Glen Hansard’s third solo album Between Two Shores was produced by Hansard himself for the first time. The culmination of more than six years of writing and recording, Between Two Shores came together in only a matter of weeks. In March 2017, Hansard booked himself time at Black Box Studios in France with the original idea of taking inventory of his songbook. Working again with former Frames bandmate and producer David Odlum, Hansard was in search of a direction for his next record. As he reviewed his previous sessions, various ideas and home recordings, a sketch of an unplanned record began to take shape. The album’s title comes from Hansards ongoing love of sailing and the sea. When one is equal distance between their starting point and their destination they are in essence “between two shores.” A less than ideal time to wonder whether you should turn back or continue on, but a thought that inevitably rears its head. With Between Two Shores Hansard has managed to capture that feeling of the big soulful sound of his large touring band while still retaining the intimate introspective nature of his acoustic shows. To which way the wind will blow on his next record remains to be seen.

Hot Snakes – Automatic Midnight [Reissue/2000] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)

Hot Snakes – Suicide Invoice [Reissue/2002] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)

Hot Snakes – Audit In Progress [Reissue/2004] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)

San Diego’s influential post-hardcore all-stars Hot Snakes – boasting members of Pitchfork, Rocket From the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Earthless, Obits, Burning Brides, OFF!, The Delta 72, and more – released three of Sub Pop’s favorite rock records of the past 20 years: Automatic Midnight, Suicide Invoice, and Audit in Progress. All three were originally issued on Swami Records, with art by singer/guitarist and visual artist Rick Froberg. As we await the somewhat-later-in-2018 release of their first new album since 2004, the label is pleased to reissue this trio of classics back on vinyl.

Demun Jones – Jones In Ya Speaker CD (Select O Hits)

Blending low end hip-hop drums with lyrical paintings of a lifestyle that many in rural settings can relate. Jones shows his versatility with upbeat, almost comical tracks.


Lanco – Hallelujah Nights CD/LP (Arista)

New album from the country music outfit. Lanco’s story begins in the small towns where all five bandmates Lancaster, bassist Chandler Baldwin, multi-instrumentalist Jared Hampton, drummer Tripp Howell and lead guitarist Eric Steedly were raised. Spread across Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia, they lived normal lives full of late nights, long weekends, hard lessons and young love. Alongside award-winning producer Jay Joyce, Lanco focused on capturing the spirit of their exuberant live shows, sharing the same goal to make everything sound authentic and human.

Laraaji – Vision Songs – Vol. 1 [Reissue/1984] CD/LP (Numero)

Vision Songs Vol. 1 is the Laraaji album like no other, located at the intersection of new age and gospel. It is both his outlier and magnum opus, the feel-good DIY tape of the century. Discovered busking in Washington Square Park by Brian Eno in the late ‘70s, engagement with the eternal flow has led Laraaji to, seemingly by magic, emerge as the most beloved avatar of the unstoppable new age music revival of recent years.

Moon Taxi – Let The Record Play CD/LP+MP3 (RCA)

The highly anticipated fifth studio album from the alt-rock-five-piece band from Nashville.

Of Mice & Men – Defy CD/LP+MP3 (Rise)

Returning to legendary producer, Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, P.O.D.), Defy delivers a new era of Of Mice & Men. These songs are fast and heavy. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Joe Perry – Sweetzerland Manifesto CD/2xLP (Roman/Croshal Entertainment)

Sweetzerland Manifesto features 11 hard-rocking original songs from the legendary Aerosmith guitarist. Joining Perry is a Murderers Row of some of the baddest names in rock, including Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), who sings on the single “Aye, Aye, Aye”, David Johansen (New York Dolls), and Terry Reid. Even world-famous actor Johnny Depp gets in on the action, playing drums on “Eve Of Destruction”. Joe Perry was ranked 84th in Rolling Stone’s list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Aerosmith, and in 2013, Perry and his songwriting partner Steven Tyler were recipients of the ASCAP Founders Award and were also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Phillip Phillips – Collateral CD (Interscope)

Third album from the singer/songwriter best known as the winner of the eleventh season of American Idol.

Porches – The House CD/LP (Domino)

The third studio album by New York-based musician Aaron Maine’s Porches project. The House, a conscious effort in minimalism and honesty, includes contributions from (Sandy) Alex G, Dev Hynes, Solange collaborator Bryndon Cook, Okay Kaya, Maya Laner, Cende’s Cameron Wisch, and Porches’ father Peter Maine.

Shins – The Worms Heart CD/LP+MP3 (Sony)

The Worms Heart is a complete re-work of The Shins 2017 album Heartworms. The album offers new reworked versions of Heartworms album tracks, and the sequence is flipped as well.

Shopping – The Official Body CD/LP (FatCat)

Following on the success of their two previous albums for FatCat, which were praised on both sides of the pond as “breakneck, open-eared, positivist post-punk canter” (NME) and “direct, smart, catchy, and extremely punk” (Pitchfork) – Shopping returns to shake some asses with their new album.

Caitlyn Smith – Starfire CD (Monument/Sony Music Nashville)

Some artists are bred of and for Music Row, forever confined to the narrow lyrical and sonic cutouts which spring from country radio’s trend chasing. Others are singers and songwriters who carry the weight of the world on their shoulders and pour out their hearts three minutes at a time–screaming to be heard by anyone and everyone willing to give them a chance. Caitlyn Smith is the latter.

Starcrawler – Starcrawler CD/LP (Rough Trade)

What do you get when you combine elements of the Cramps, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and The Runaways? You get Starcrawler, a Los Angeles, CA rock band who formed in 2015. Starcrawler’s eponymous debut was recorded by Ryan Adams on analog tape at his PaxAm Studio. Ryan’s love for the band and his excitement about the album has been well documented in his many posts from the studio.

Bobo Stenson Trio – Contra la indecisión CD (ECM)

The great Swedish trio of Bobo Stenson takes a stand against indecision in a decisively beautiful new album. As ever, the trio draws upon a wide range of source materials. A yearning title song by Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez, Bartók’s adaptation of a Slovak folk song, a piece from Mompou’s Cançons i Danses collection, and Erik Satie’s Elégie are integrated into the program, alongside original compositions by Stenson and Anders Jormin and group improvising. So strong is the group’s character and the musical identity of each of its members that the integration of this material always feels organic and logical. Stenson’s lyrical touch, Jormin’s folk-flavored arco bass and Jon Fält’s flickering, textural drumming well-displayed on Contra la indecisión, the trio’s first new recording in six years.

Thomas Strønen/ Time Is A Blind Guide – Lucas CD (ECM)

Norwegian drummer/composer Thomas Strønen presents a revised edition of his acoustic collective Time Is A Blind Guide, now trimmed to quintet size, and with a new pianist in Wakayama-born Ayumi Tanaka. Tanaka has spoken of seeking associative connections between Japan and Norway in her improvising, a tendency Strønen seems to be encouraging with his space-conscious writing for the ensemble, letting in more light. As on the group’s eponymously-titled and critically-lauded debut album there are excellent contributions from the string players – the quintet effectively contains both a string trio and a piano trio – and Manfred Eicher’s production brings out all the fine detail in the grain of the collective sound and the halo of its overtones.

Sun Ra – Of Abstract Dreams CD/LP (Strut/Art Yard)

A previously unreleased radio session most likely recorded at the WXPN FM radio studios in Philadelphia, PA in 1974-75.

John Surman/Nelson Ayres/Rob Waring – Invisible Threads CD (ECM)

Saxophonist and clarinetist John Surman is often characterized as a quintessentially English improviser and composer, and hints of folk music and a pastoral ambience are attributes of his music on well-loved albums like “The Road To Saint Ives” or “Saltash Bells.” Yet he also has a long history of working with musicians from other countries and cultures, players united by such invisible threads as a shared feeling for melody that transcends the idioms. John Surman

met pianist Nelson Ayres – known to aficionados of Brazilian jazz for his work with Airto Moreira, Milton Nascimento and Banda Pau Brasil – while on tour in South America. In Oslo, Surman came to know and appreciate the playing of Rob Waring, expatriate US vibraphonist (recently heard on ECM with Mats Eilertsen). The three musicians come together to play a new program of Surman originals – plus Nelson Ayres’s “Summer Song” – in a session recorded at Oslo’s

Rainbow studio in July 2017, produced by Manfred Eicher.

Television Personalities – Beautiful Despair CD/LP (Fortuna Pop)

Vinyl and CD edition of Television Personalities’ unreleased album. It was originally recorded in 1990 by Jowe Head at his flat in Glading Terrace, Stoke Newington (shortly before it was demolished), over a number sessions on a portable 4-track cassette-tape machine. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

They Might Be Giants – I Like Fun CD (Idlewild)

They Might Be Giants’ remarkable new album I Like Fun jumps with surprises, vitality, and the startling point of view of these Brooklyn originals. Over a year in the making, songwriters and band founders John Linnell and John Flansburgh draw on themes of dread, death, and disappointment and set them to their driving, hyper-melodic music. The results will leave even the most heavy-hearted among us with a renewed sense of wonder. Fresh and sonically adventurous, the band’s command of the studio and the song is in rare form from beginning to end. On I Like Fun, the spotlight is also on the band’s formidable long-standing live lineup; drummer Marty Beller, bassist Danny Weinkauf and lead guitarist Dan Miller. While the group enjoys a reputation for delivering one of the liveliest shows around, the album accomplishes the rare feat of capturing that ecstatic intensity on LP. Co-produced with and mixed by Patrick Dillett (St. Vincent, Donald Fagen, The National, Mary J. Blige), I Like Fun was tracked and mixed at the brand-new Reservoir Studios – site of the legendary Skyline Studios where TMBG recorded their platinum-selling album Flood. [Vinyl edition due February 9.]

Toto Bona Lokua – Bondeko CD/LP (No Format)

The first album in 13 years from the acclaimed trio. Martinican Gérald Toto, Cameroonian Richard Bona and Congolose Lokua Kanza – three voices that are equal, three singular careers, three quite distinct universes with one thing in common, like a nutritive sun, more or less distant: Africa.

tUnE-yArDs – I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life CD/LP (4AD)

Thematically, I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life tackle race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies head on. But in the billows of intense subject matter, the album arrives as tUnE-yArDs’ (now a duo) most immediate and upbeat music yet – this is music to dance to. [Limited edition colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Various Artists – Classic Delta And Deep South Blues From Smithsonian Folkways CD (Smithsonian Folkways)

As a shared art form, the Mississippi Delta blues tradition also extends across the river into Arkansas—running north from Helena through West Memphis, Marianna, Forest City, Hughes, and Blytheville—into Steele and Caruthersville, Missouri; on to St. Louis; then over the bridge into East St. Louis, Illinois, and eventually Chicago; and on the Tennessee side into Memphis, Brownsville, Ripley, and Jackson. This broadly constitutes the range of the Delta-based blues tradition and the orbit of the musicians who work in that regional style.

Various Artists – Something Got A Hold On Me: The Ru-Jac Records Story, Volume One 1963-1964 CD (Omnivore)

Various Artists – Get It Right: Get Right: The Ru-Jac Records Story, Volume Two 1964-1966 CD (Omnivore)

The Baltimore soul/R&B label Ru-Jac Records was founded in 1963 by local promoter Rufus Mitchell and investor partner Jack Bennett (their names forming the Ru-Jac name). The label primarily released regional soul/R&B singles from 1963 until the mid-1970s, when Mitchell stepped away to focus on another business venture. All four volumes o The Ru-Jac Records Story (the first two available now, the third and fourth available in February) collects for the very first time the audio history of Ru-Jac Records. Each volume is produced by the Grammy-winning producer Cheryl Pawelski and Kevin Coombe, East Coast soul historian. Coombe provides liner notes detailing the rise and eventual closure of the label, and its close ties to the segregated beaches and performance spaces of the region. Rare photos and ephemera will be included in each volume to help illustrate and trace the history of the label. Utilizing original tapes, extremely collectible 45s, and acetates, all four volumes underwent extensive restoration and mastering by Grammy® Award winning engineer, Michael Graves. Volume One, 1963–1964 contains 28 tracks, 10 of them previously unissued. The other 18 tracks chart the history of the first 45s issued by the label and includes songs by Winfield Parker, Flattop Bobby & The Soul Twisters, and Brenda Jones among others.

The Vibrators – Past, Present, And Into The Future CD/LP (Cleopatra)

New album from legendary British punk band. Past, Present, And Into The Future features a unique line-up with contributions from former and current members including founders Knox, Eddie, and John Ellis along with V2 era bassist Gary Tibbs (Roxy Music), current bassist/vocalist Pete, guitarist Darrell Bath and production by original bassist Pat Collier. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Walking Papers – WP2 CD (Loud & Proud)

Walking Papers’ music is instantly familiar, yet profoundly forward-thinking, blending impactful singer/songwriting, ‘90s alternative and classic rock into a transcendent amalgam of breathtaking sounds and melodies. Featuring Jefferson Angell (The Missionary Position), Benjamin Anderson (The Missionary Position), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season), the band unleashes their moody and carnal second album WP2. [Vinyl edition due February 16.]

Colter Wall – Imaginary Appalachia CD/LP (Young Mary’s)

A native of Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada, Colter Wall’s sound is comprised of resonate and raw baritone vocals, folk and bluegrass style guitar and banjo picking, steady kick-drum stomping, and visually provoking, storytelling lyrics.

Whitesnake – The Purple Tour CD/CD+DVD/CD+Blu-ray 2xLP (Rhino)

Whitesnake puts their distinctive spin on several songs from Coverdale’s studio albums with Deep Purple.

Van Williams – Countries CD/LP (Fantasy)

Just a couple years ago, Van William thought he had life figured out. Having toured the world from age 20 – first with his band Port O’Brien, followed by his second group Waters – he had met and cultivated a tight knit community of fellow musicians, embarked on a serious romantic relationship, even found time to spend his summers on Kodiak Island, Alaska working on his father’s commercial fishing boat, as he’d done all his life. When, in short order, his musical projects and relationship dissolved, and his father announced his retirement, Van reached an inflection point. “I was freaked out,” the songwriter recalls, looking back on the most tumultuous year of his life. “But with that freak-out came a renewed sense of purpose.” And a new musical direction, heralded by the arrival of Countries, Van’s vivid and open-hearted solo debut full length album. BuzzBands.LA called the album centerpiece “The Country” – “the sound of a man turning the page, classic songwriting ferrying yesterday’s melancholy and tomorrow’s hopes on vessels of indelible melodies and poignant lyrics.” Anchored in Van’s love of melodic song craft and infused with melancholy, the eleven new, original songs on Countries don’t belong to any specific style. Call them American Heartache, music that stirs up forgotten memories and feels eternal and fresh, pulling the past into the present as a way of navigating loss. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]


This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:

Arcade Fire – Creature Comfort 12” (Sony)

Limited 180gm white 12” vinyl pressing of this single taken from the album Everything Now. Includes “Comfort My Sleng Teng” (Geoff Barrow Mix/12″ Vinyl Version).

Axegrinder – Rise Of The Serpent Men [Reissue/1988] LP (Peaceville)

Rise of the Serpent Men was recorded at Lion Studios in Leeds in 1988 and released the same year. Axegrinder’s strong Amebix-like grind sensibility appealed to punks and metal-heads alike, and the band’s first and only album featured artwork created by Jeff Walker (of UK metal masters Carcass).

Baphomet – The Dead Shall Inherit [Reissue/1992] LP (Peaceville)

Baphomet’s debut album was originally released by Peaceville Records imprint Deaf Records in 1992. Revered as a cult classic of pulverizing heaviness, Baphomet developed a strong profile alongside fellow New Yorkers Suffocation and Immolation, shaping the brutal end of the vibrant early ‘90s death metal scene.

Belle and Sebastian – How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1) 12”+MP3 (Matador)

The second installment of three new EPs. The How To Solve Our Human Problems EP project is the latest installment in a career that has always pursued a singular and delightful vision of what pop represents and what it can achieve, a career that has seen them triumph against the odds to win a Brit award, be one of the first bands to curate their own festival, and play at the London residence of the US ambassador. Belle and Sebastian’s new music has the timeless blend of joy and melancholy that has always characterized them.

BOYO – Me, Again LP (Danger Collective)

BOYO is the pseudonym of 20-year-old singer-songwriter Robert Tilden. Tilden’s been kicking around the L.A. DIY scene since he was 16 years old, spending the better part of it fronting the garage band Bobby T. and the Slackers. Me, Again, the follow up to his debut Control, taps into his sense of vulnerability, taking on themes of isolation, addiction, and regret. The album is a jagged collection of garage rock and soft DIY indie and noisey pop music, channeling everyone from Ty Segall to Elliot Smith to Deerhunter. [CD edition due February 2.]

Atmos mix and high-resolution master, all housed in 12” x 12” box with 60-page book also available.]

Corrosion Of Conformity – No Cross No Crown 2xLP (Nuclear Blast)

Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. “It’s been a dozen years since C.O.C. recorded new material with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan at the helm. In that time, there have been rumors, whispers and outright allegations that the legendary Southern rock outfit would reunite to blow the doors off the whole damn scene again. In 2014, after nearly a straight decade traversing the globe as a guitarist with New Orleans supergroup Down, Keenan reconnected with the core C.O.C. trio of Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean and Reed Mullin to hit the road hard and write and record the band’s highly anticipated tenth album, No Cross No Crown.”

Damu The Fudgemunk & Raw Poetic ‎– The Reflecting Sea (Welcome To A New Philosophy) LP (Redefinition)

The Reflecting Sea revisits sonic textures of yesteryear combined with Damu The Fudgemunk & Raw Poetic’s distinct ears for music. Speaking of the times, Raw Poetic’s lyrical subject matter is nothing short of relevant. Speaking from an observatory perspective in addition to his own personal experiences, the album’s content is infinitely relatable. Although known primarily as hip hop acts, both Damu and Raw P stretched out to expand what the genre is known for. The combination of elements from the mix of live instrumentation, improvisation and sampling to the range of styles including jazz, fusion, rock, electronic and soul make The Reflecting Sea unlike anything else. Limited colored pressing also available.

The Dears – End Of A Hollywood Bedtime Story [Reissue/2000] LP (Paper Bag)

Paper Bag Vintage reissues a remastered edition of The Dears’ debut album End Of A Hollywood Bedtime Story. The Dears, a critically acclaimed “orchestral-pop-noir-romantique” rock ‘n’ roll band from Montréal, is the lifework of Murray A. Lightburn. Son of a jazzman-turned-preacher, Lightburn’s attunement to songwriting was shaped equally by ’90s rock and a broad tableau of gospel, soul, and pop music.

DWNTWN – Racing Time LP (Jullian)

Released last July on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.

Diamanda Galás – At Saint Thomas The Apostle Harlem 2xLP (Intravenal Sound Operations)

Released last April on CD – now available on vinyl. At St. Thomas the Apostle Harlem documents Galás’ volcanic May 2016 performance at St. Thomas the Apostle church in Harlem, NY, described by the New York Times as “guttural and operatic, baleful and inconsolable, spiritual and earthy, polyglot and wordless, nuanced and unhinged.”

Golden Smog – Weird Tales [Reissue/1998] LP (Rhino)

First time vinyl pressing of Golden Smog’s second album. At the time the band featured members of the Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, Run Westy Run, and Wilco. Green colored pressing.

Great Lake Swimmers – Great Lake Swimmers [Reissue/2003] LP (Paper Bag)

Great Lake Swimmers have hugely affected the music world with their ambient-independent-folk sound. Paper Bag Vintage are pleased to reissue the Canadian indie darlings’ debut self-titled album on colored vinyl. Originally released in 2003, the haunting collection was recorded over several months in an abandoned grain silo in Southern Ontario and exhibits their familiar thematic threads of beauty in the natural world, environmental issues and explorations of close personal ties that hold us together.

Lalah Hathaway – Honestly LP (8th Floor Production)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Seventh album from the Grammy-winning soul vocalist, the daughter of the legendary Donny Hathaway.

Thee Headcoatees – Punk Girls [Reissue/1997] LP (Damaged Goods)

This classic 1997 LP was originally released on Sympathy For The Record Industry and has been out-of-print for a good many years. Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.

Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues LP (Interscope)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sixth album from three-time Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum band.

Masta Killa – Loyalty Is Royalty LP (Nature Sounds)

Released last October on CD – now available on vinyl. With production handled by the likes of 9th Wonder, Illmind, P.F. Cuttin, RZA, True Master, and Dame Grease, Loyalty Is Royalty delivers the kind of classic hip-hop experience fans have come to expect from Wu-Tang Clan’s Masta Killa.

Mayhem Lauren X DJ Muggs – Gems From The Equinox LP (Soul Assassins)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Meyhem Lauren’s Gems From The Equinox is the crown jewel of modern NY rap. A future classic soundtracked by legendary producer DJ Muggs who has redefined dusty hip-hop production into a polished and dark, psychedelic world. The album features include the likes of Action Bronson, B-Real, Roc Marciano, Sean Price, Conway, Mr. Muthaf**kin’ eXquire and more.

Moka Only – Concert For One LP (Urbnet)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Daniel Denton is something of a super hero. An iconic artist in Canadian hip-hop, based out of Vancouver, performing musical feats under any one of his mysterious aliases. Guised as Ron Contour, Torch, or most notably, as Moka Only, his delivery is consistent and unmatched. He is an acclaimed underground champion, and a true storyteller with an unfathomable collection of stories to tell.

Moon Duo – Jukebox Babe b/w No Fun 7” (Sacred Bones)

Features covers of Alan Vega’s “Jukebox Babe” and The Stooges’ “No Fun.”

Mudhoney – Lie LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)

Recorded live during their 2016 European tour at shows in Germany, Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Norway, and Slovenia LiE is the first unlimited-edition, non-bootleg live Mudhoney album to date. New album to be released sometime this year.

Gary Numan – The Dance [Reissue/1981] LP (Beggars UK)

Limited double purple colored vinyl reissue of the electronic pop pioneer’s fifth album.

Dan Penn – Do Right Man [Reissue/1994] LP (Rhino)

Upon its release in 1994, Do Right Man was master songwriter Dan Penn’s first album in 20 years.

Petite Biscuit – Presence LP (Petite Biscuit)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album from classically-trained French artist.

John Prine – Diamond In The Rough [Reissue/1972] LP (Atlantic)

John Prine – Sweet Revenge [Reissue/1973] LP (Atlantic)

Vinyl reissues of the bluegrass and country singer-songwriter’s second and third albums.

Rock (Of Heltah Skeltah) – Rockness A.P.: After Price 2xLP (Digital Déjà vu)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. After the death of his partner Sean Price in 2015, Rock, of legendary Brooklyn hip-hop duo Heltah Skeltah, releases his first ever solo album. Features appearances from fellow Boot Camp Clik alums, Buckshot, Tek & Steele (Smif-n-Wessun), Wu-Tang’s Raekwon, Method Man and Inspectah Deck, Kuniva (D12), Young Noble (The Outlawz), Ras Kass, Ron Browz and M.O.P.

Buffy Sainte-Marie – Medicine Songs LP (True North)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The legendary folk singer-songwriter and tireless activist introduces new songs and revisits her classics.

Samiyam – Pizza Party LP (Stones Throw)

Advancing the unfolding legacy of instrumental hip-hop at Stones Throw is Pizza Party: 24 minutes of off-kilter mobster music mixed with a warm soul sound that is unmistakably L.A. producer and beatmaker Samiyam.

The Michael Schenker Group – The Michael Schenker Group [Reissue/1980] LP (Chrysalis)

The Michael Schenker Group – MSG [Reissue/1981] LP (Chrysalis)

The Michael Schenker Group – Assault Attack [Reissue/1982] LP (Chrysalis)

The Michael Schenker Group – Built To Destroy [Reissue/1983] LP (Chrysalis)

Two pressings: regular black and limited-edition picture disc. The Michael Schenker Group was fronted by the former UFO and Scorpions guitarist.

Scour – Red LP (Housecore)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Scour is a supergroup comprised of Pantera’s Philip H. Anselmo, Pig Destroyer’s John Jarvis, and Cattle Decapitation’s Derek Engemann.

ShitKid – This Is It 12” (Pnkslm)

New EP from the Swedish grunge pop act, the project of 23-year-old musician Åsa Söderqvis.

Sunny Day Real Estate – The Rising Tide [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Craft Recordings)

In 1997, Sub Pop approached an inactive Sunny Day Real Estate for help in compiling a rarities album. Because there were so few usable tracks, band founders Jeremy Enigk and Dan Hoerner agreed to get together and write some new material to augment the archival songs, but they wound up crafting an entire new album in a matter of days. Without Nate Mendel, who remains with the Foo Fighters to this day, Sunny Day reunited to record third full-length How It Feels to Be Something On in 1998. Epic 2000 follow-up The Rising Tide, their final LP to date and easily one of their finest, boasts sweeping production from Lou Giordano (Goo Goo Dolls, Live), anthemic songs galore and impassioned performances throughout.

Therion – Of Darkness… [Reissue/1991] LP (Peaceville)

Swedish act Therion originated in the late-80s. Following a couple of demos in 1989, the band’s style evolved out of an effective and raw mix of thrash/death metal.

Richard & Linda Thompson – Shoot Out The Lights [Reissue/1982] LP (Rhino)

Vinyl reissue of the sixth and final album by the British husband-and-wife rock duo.

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Paradise Has No Border LP (Nacional)

In the late-80s, a group of musicians rose from the Tokyo street/club scene, and called themselves, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (TSPO). Ever since, the band has been pursuing its unique sound of “Tokyo Ska,” blending and redefining musical genres to the delight of fans in and out of Japan. That authentic musicality is brought to new heights on their new Nacional Records album Paradise Has No Border which features songs sung in Japanese, Spanish and English and collaborations with Los Autenticos Decadentes and Inspector.

Tourist – Wash 12” (M-Theory)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The follow up to Tourist’s 2016 debut album U which earned him critical acclaim and a legion of tastemaker fans around the world. Featuring the single, “We Stayed Up All Night” (featuring Ardyn) from Grammy-winning, writer-producer William Phillips.

Vangelis – Blade Runner [OST] LP (Atlantic)

Vinyl reissue of Vangelis’ soundtrack to Ridley Scott’s 1982 film.

Xiu Xiu – A Promise [Reissue/2003] LP+7+MP3 (Graveface)

Deluxe colored vinyl LP pressing of the experimental band’s second studio album, including a bonus 7” single and digital download featuring some incredible drunk commentary by Jamie Stewart.


The Go! Team – Semicircle (Memphis Industries)

Unlike The Go! Team’s 2015 effort The Scene Between – which was essentially a solo project that followed the dissolution of the previous line-up – Semicircle finds leader Ian Parton collaborating with current live players Simone Odaranile (drums) and Angela ‘Maki’ Won-Yin Mak (vocals), as well as two original members, guitarist Sam Dook and rapper Ninja. Annelotte de Graaf (aka Amber Arcades), previous collaborator Julie Margat (aka Lispector), and a crew of unexpected musicians feature throughout.

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New Releases for January 5, 2018 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 01:52:12 +0000 CDs + Vinyl: Arcade Fire – The Suburbs [Reissue/2010] CD (Sony) Arcade Fire’s third album is back in-print on CD. [Arcade Fire’s first three albums have all been recently reissued on vinyl.] Bola – D.E.G. CD/2xLP (Skam) Released last May and quickly sold-out – repressed on CD and vinyl. Skam Records’ most elusive artist Bola […]

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CDs + Vinyl:

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs [Reissue/2010] CD (Sony)

Arcade Fire’s third album is back in-print on CD. [Arcade Fire’s first three albums have all been recently reissued on vinyl.]

Bola – D.E.G. CD/2xLP (Skam)

Released last May and quickly sold-out – repressed on CD and vinyl. Skam Records’ most elusive artist Bola returns with an enticing new album – the first movement from Darrell Fitton’s near mythical project since his Kroungrine LP a decade ago.

Diamond Ortiz – Tiz Zop Diz Zown CD (Needle To The Groove)

West Coast funkster Diamond Ortiz returns with a collection of unreleased songs. Thought to be just a Bandcamp release from the summer of 2017, Ortiz dug into the archives to share some of his laidback hip-hop and g-funk style tracks, but with his signature modern vocoder slap sound.

Lil Pump – Lil Pump CD (WB)

Debut album from the 16-year-old South Florida sonic fireplug. Features guest appearances by Smokepurpp, Lil Yachty, Gucci Mane, Chief Keef, 2 Chainz, and Rick Ross).

Shining – X – Varg Utan Flock CD/LP (Season Of Mist)

Shining, led by lightning rod frontman Niklas Kvarforth, enter their third decade with the epic new album X – Varg Utan Flock (“Wolf Without A Pack”). As is their wont, Shining use black metal as a foundation upon which to build epic and radical songs that smash all genre convention.

Summoning – With Doom We Come CD/LP (Napalm)

“Sagas and myths culled from J.R.R. Tolkien’s vast universe are the black blood that courses through Summoning’s veins, and With Doom We Come the ultimate soundtrack to a fantastic journey.”

Watain – Trident Wolf Eclipse CD/LP (Century Media)

Sixth studio album from one of Sweden’s greatest and most notorious black metal bands – another prime collection of wild, evil, lawless and relentless Satanic black metal. [Limited 180gm red colored vinyl pressing also available.]

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:

Horace Andy – Good Vibes [Reissue/1997] LP (VP)

Recently reissued on CD – now available on vinyl. Ten tough disco mixes – vocal and dub – with Horace at the peak of his late ‘70s form.

Michael Banabila – Trespassing 2xLP (Séance Center)

Trespassing is a compilation focusing on Dutch electronic artist Michel Banabila’s incursions into otherworldly and imagined realms. LP One is a compilation of works spanning over 20 years that acts as a bridge between his earliest work and his contemporary practice. LP Two is a reissue of his early masterpiece Marilli, a highly sought-after album that acts as both an LSD inspired DIY tribute to Byrne and Eno’s My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts and a youthful exploration of Banabila’s personal background and his experience as a squatter in Amsterdam in the early 80s.

A Cat Called Fritz – Vertical Iris 2xLP (Hhv.De)

A Cat Called Fritz is back on another journey through space and sound. His sample-based trademark productions, using crispy samples and heavy drums, again lay the foundation for an all-star cast of feature guests on the mic including like-minded cats like Sach of The Nonce, Audessey, Glad2Mecha, Black Josh, Pete Flux, Pseudo Slang and others.

Marty Baller –Baller Nation LP (Omerta Inc.)

A$AP Mob affiliate Marty Baller, started his career out as A$AP Ferg’s hype man, before becoming a serious solo artistic his own right. Baller Nation is Marty’s second mixtape, following 2016’s ‘Marty G Raw.’ The concise 10 track tape sees Marty upping the stakes, with confident lyrics, big trap beats and an all start features list including A$AP FERG, Rich The Kid, Rob $tone and Smooky Margeilaa. Limited 180gm white vinyl LP pressing housed in a high-quality matte finish jacket with original artwork.

David Bowie – Beauty And The Beast b/w Blackout (Live) 7” (Rhino/Parlophone)

Limited edition 7” picture disc vinyl pressing featuring a previously unreleased live version of the Heroes album track “Blackout” recorded on the 16th May, 1978 at the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin. Originally released in the UK in January 1978 (and remastered in 2017), “Beauty And The Beast” was the second single to be taken from Heroes.

Chapel – Sunday Brunch LP+MP3 (Rise)

A thens, Georgia’s Chapel (featuring Carter Hardin of Nightmares and Kortney Grinwis of Favorite Weapon) may be a new name in the indie pop world, but they’re quickly creating a stir. The duo has already toured with the likes of Pierce The Veil, Sum 41 and Waterparks and their first three singles were met with universal acclaim. Now they’re ready to take the next step with their Rise Records debut EP Sunday Brunch which was recorded with Issues frontman Tyler Carter and features seven catchy and energetic tracks. Limited vinyl picture disc pressing.

Dissection – The Somberlain [Reissue/1993] LP (Black Lodge)

Vinyl reissue of the debut album by Swedish black metal band.

DJ Harrison – Rule The World & I’m From Virginia b/w Brown Water 7” (Stones Throw)

The son of a radio DJ who introduced him to the world of record collecting, DJ Harrison finds himself inspired by local musicians in the Richmond scene that’s as diverse and nonexclusive as they come. Among rappers, producers, punks and bluegrass bands, he falls within reach of an expansive pool of musicians to collaborate with. He lives and works in Jellowstone, a house turned recording compound occupied by his band mates in Butcher Brown, a “garage punk jazz funk” group.

Kim Byoung Duk – Experiment No. X LP (Daehan Electronics)

Growing up in the bustling port city of Busan and running his own record shop there from the late ’70s, Kim Byoung Duk had a front-row seat to the finest in foreign record imports and a taste for the psychedelic that naturally evolved into spiritual, ambient and avant-garde sounds. His growing interest in Tao philosophy and the meditative music that accompanied it provided a fertile environment for his audio imagination. Unhampered by limited access to musical gear, he made use of a wide assortment of self-sourced pots of various sizes and curvature, cymbals, wooden sculpted flutes and percussion tools-each chosen for its unique harmonic vibration-to create an entirely new and unique body of work. Experiment No. X retraces the oeuvre of Kim Byoung Duk, assembling tracks from Experiment No. 2, Pot Concerto and New Trilogy, illustrating a meditative journey from the freeness of the Tao sound, in the borders of ambient music and the avant-garde, to later groove-oriented jams which introduce rhythmic elements to the palate.

First Touch x Bybo Funk – Stardust LP (Omega Supreme)

Stardust is a magical collaboration of new music from Germany’s tiptop funk duo First Touch that combine forces with native master blaster Bybo Funk. This four-song up-tempo EP brings charismatic chord arrangements along with sophisticated and infectious basslines together for cosmic dance floor boogie.

Peter Hook / Ministry – Dancing Madly Backwards 12” (Cleopatra)

Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order) and industrial legends Ministry recreate a stone cold ’70s rock classic, Captain Beyond’s “Dancing Madly Backwards!” The original Captain Beyond version of the song is available on their self-titled1972 album. Limited colored vinyl pressing.

Hoops – Tapes #1-3 2xLP (Fat Possum)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Indiana’s Hoops was born in frontman Drew Auscherman’s teenage bedroom as a solo ambient and beat-driven project à la Oneohtrix Point Never’s Replica. Auscherman named the band after the hoop houses at the nursery where he worked. Eventually he corralled a few of his friends to flesh out his songs, and the music inevitably shifted toward something new: more melodic, more guitar-driven, more extroverted. Fast forward to 2014, Hoops became a fully formed quartet. Since then, Hoops have released three cassette tapes, a self-titled EP (2016) and full-length debut Routines (2017).

Kansas – Leftoverture Live & Beyond 4xLP+2xCD (Inside Out U.S.)

Recently released on CD – now available as a Deluxe vinyl edition. New live album from America’s legendary progressive rock band features nineteen songs selected from twelve shows recorded during Kansas’s spring 2017 Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour. The set list includes classic hits, deep cuts, new songs from 2016’s studio album The Prelude Implicit and culminates with the band’s sextuple-platinum breakthrough album, 1976’s Leftoverture, performed in its entirety. Limited edition blue colored vinyl pressing also available.

Allan Kingdom – Lines LP (Omerta Inc.)

A unique young artist, taking a refreshing stance to the Hip-Hop genre in 2017, Allan’s sound is one that draws from early Kanye West and Kid Cudi. Limited 180gm blue colored vinyl pressing housed in a high-quality matte finish jacket.

Dave Matthews / Tim Reynolds – Live At Luther College [Reissue/1999] 4xLP+MP3 (RCA)

On February 6, 1996, Dave Matthews and guitarist Tim Reynolds played an intimate set at Iowa’s Luther College, wowing fans with acoustic arrangements of Dave Matthews Band songs. The two hour-plus set included songs that would appear on that year’s Crash, along with fan favorites “Granny” and “Deed Is Done” otherwise unreleased at the time of the 1999 debut of the Live At Luther College CD.

Suzanne Menzel – Goodbyes & Beginnings [Reissue/1981] LP (Frederiksberg)

This sought-after rarity presents a blend of ambient, new-age, ’60s-inspired folk music. The melancholic lyrics of singer/songwriter Suzanne Menzel are transformed by Danish new-age pioneer, Klaus Schønning’s, futuristic soundscape. Schønning not only produced Goodbyes and Beginnings, Menzel also credits him as giving her the artistic courage to self-release her first and only album.

Milo – Who Told You to Think??!!?!?!?! CD (Ruby Yacht)

Released last August on CD – now available on vinyl. Latest 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.

Osage – Algorhythm 12” (Bastard Jazz)

Osage (pronounced Oh-Sage) is the electronic music making alter ego of DJ/producer Lil’ Dave, a veteran DJ on the Philadelphia nightclub scene, a member of the highly respected DJ crew Illvibe Collective and the co-host of the internationally known broadcast Eavesdrop Radio. The Osage sound is an amalgamation of musical influences such as deep house, samba, African rhythms, futuristic R&B, boogie, UK garage, salsa, broken beat, and soul.

Red Death – Formidable Darkness LP (Triple B.)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “Red Death has been heirs to the proudest of traditions in the heavy-music underground, and with Formidable Darkness they’ve fulfilled their immense promise — just in time for the world’s ignominious end.”

Yasuaki Shimizu – Kakashi [Reissue/1982] LP (Palto Flats)

Originally released in 1982, Kakashi is another high-water mark in the 1980’s Japanese underground. This album, which has gathered cult status in recent years, is the project of musical visionary Yasuaki Shimizu, and considered to be a highlight of his solo career. Shimizu was the bandleader of Mariah, who also saw their album Utakata No Hibi reissued by Palto Flats in 2015. Kakashi offers a similar blend of saxophone experimentations, jazz fusion and ambient dub excursions. Since the ’70s Yasuaki has collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Julee Cruise, and Van Dyke Parks among others.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Live In 1960 LP (ORG Music)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm & blues and rock & roll audiences, later being referred to as “the original soul sister” and “the godmother of rock & roll”. This live recording from 1960 has never been available on vinyl.

Subterranean Masquerade – Vagabond LP (ViciSolum Productions)

Released last September on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from the progressive metal band.

Triumph – Allied Forces [Reissue/1981] LP (Round Hill)

Limited gold colored vinyl reissue of the Canadian hard rock power trio’s fifth album.

Neil Young + Promise Of The Real – The Visitor 2xLP (Reprise)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. When Neil Young entered Shangri La Studio with the band Promise Of The Real a few months ago, there were a lot of images and feelings careening around his soul. The country was heading in a direction Young had never seen, even though up until then he thought he’d seen it all. But something different was happening, and it had gotten inside his music. . By the end of the recording sessions, he knew he’d made his most diverse album going all the way back to Harvest in 1972, when America was also in the throes of becoming unhinged. Neil Young didn’t blink then, and he is not blinking now.

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New Releases for December 22, 2017 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 22:07:33 +0000 CDs + Vinyl: Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage [Deluxe Edition] 2xCD (Capitol) In addition to the album’s original eleven songs, this Deluxe Edition includes the new original song “Dose,” six cover songs and four unreleased live tracks (“The Stage,” “Paradigm,” “Sunny Disposition,” and “God Damn”) recorded at The O2 in London. [Vinyl edition due January […]

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CDs + Vinyl:

Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage [Deluxe Edition] 2xCD (Capitol)

In addition to the album’s original eleven songs, this Deluxe Edition includes the new original song “Dose,” six cover songs and four unreleased live tracks (“The Stage,” “Paradigm,” “Sunny Disposition,” and “God Damn”) recorded at The O2 in London. [Vinyl edition due January 12.]

Kenny Burrell – A Generation Ago Today [Reissue/1967] CD (Verve)

This 1967 album by guitarist Kenny Burrell, featuring standards associated with the Benny Goodman Sextet & Charlie Christian, is back in-print on CD.

Deathcult – Cult Of The Goat CD (Soulseller)

Formed in the pits of Bergen, Norway, Deathcult consists of Skagg (Gaahlskag, Gorgoroth), Hoest (Taake) and Thurzur (Gaahlskagg, Taake). Ten years after the release of their debut album the band returns with Cult Of The Goat which features a guest appearance by Attila Csihar (Mayhem, Tormentor). [Vinyl edition due January 19.]

Gorgoroth – Under The Sign Of Hell [Reissue/1997] CD (Soulseller)

Driven by masterful riffing and raw and cold drums and vocals, the third and ever so unique masterpiece from Norwegian legends Gorgoroth has been a breed apart ever since its late-‘90s unleashing. [Vinyl edition due January 19.]

Hallatar – No Stars Upon The Bridge CD/LP (Svart)

Although a brand-new name, Hallatar features among its ranks Swallow The Sun and Trees Of Eternity guitarist Juha Raivio, Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen, and former HIM drummer Gas Lipstick. In fact, one could see Hallatar as an extension of Trees Of Eternity, whose massively acclaimed debut for Hour Of The Nightingale, served as the swansong of vocalist Aleah Starbridge (d. April 2016).

Herbie Mann – It’s A Funky Thing: The Very Best Of Herbie Mann CD (Varese Sarabande)

Herbie Mann revolutionized the use of the flute in jazz. His legacy is revered for pushing the boundaries (like Miles Davis did) blending jazz, rock, funk, soul, and pop. This is the first collection to feature rare single edits of Herbie’s hits including “Philly Dog,” “A Man and A Woman,” and “Memphis Underground.” The CD also includes the hits “Hijack” and “Superman.” Featured vocalists include Tamiko Jones, Carmen McRae, Cissy Houston and Little Milton. Nine tracks are making their CD debut.

Marduk – Dark Endless [Reissue/1992] CD/2xLP (Century Media)

Reissue of the debut album from the Swedish black metal band. [Limited silver colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Marillion – Misplaced Childhood [Reissue/1985] CD (Rhino)

Digitally remastered edition of this 1985 album from the veteran British band, frontrunners of the U.K.’s progressive rock revival.

Nimrod B.C. – God Of War And Chaos CD/LP (Metalopolis)

Debut album from the German thrash metal band.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – The Punishment Of Luxury: B Sides & Bonus Material CD (White Noise)

This year, synth-pop pioners OMD returned with their 13th studio album The Punishment Of Luxury – a daring collection of stylish synth pop and masterful songwriting. This CD compiles non-album B-sides including extended mixes and remixes.

Riddlemaster – Bring The Magic Down CD (Metalopolis)

Riddlemaster is the brainchild of Mark “The Shark” Shelton and Rick Fisher. Rick Fisher was the drummer on the first Manilla Road records from 1979 to 1984. Mark Shelton is founder, guitarist, vocalist and primary composer for Manilla Road since it’s beginning in 1977 and is still going strong with the band. Bring The Magic Down is full of classic rock and metal styles that are indeed reminiscent of their roots. [Vinyl edition due January 12.]

The Marshall Tucker Band – Dedicated [Reissue/1981] CD (Ramblin)

Digitally remastered edition of the eleventh studio album by the Marshall Tucker Band, recorded in the aftermath of the death of founding member Tommy Caldwell, just one month after the release of Tenth.

Tom Waits – Real Gone [Reissue/2004] CD/2xLP (ANTI-)

Digitally remastered and remixed edition. Real Gone features 15 tracks of funk, Jamaican rocksteady, blues both urban and rural, rhythms and melodies both Latin and African and, for the first time, no piano. The crash and collide of rhythms and genres within a song creates a hybrid unlike any music he has made before or since.

DVDs + Blu-ray:

Tangerine Dream – Live At Coventry Cathedral 1975 – The Definitive Edition DVD (Tony Palmer Films)

Director Tony Palmer had always been deeply unsatisfied with his film of legendary Krautrock band Tangerine Dream. This restored version features corrected audio and a reproduction of the 1975 tour program.

The Tragically Hip – A National Celebration 20/8/16 DVD/Blu-ray (Eagle Vision)

When it was announced in May of 2016 that lead singer Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, the band decided that they would do one final run of 15 dates across Canada. A National Celebration was the final show of the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem Tour recorded on August 20th, 2016 at the K-Rock Centre in their home town of Kingston Ontario. Containing all 30 songs from the night’s set-list, the recording captures an unparalleled, nation-linking occasion. Originally aired live by CBC across all platforms, the concert was experienced by an estimated one-third of Canadians, among the biggest events in the country’s broadcast history.

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:

Arcade Fire – Funeral [Reissue/2004] LP (Sony Legacy)

Arcade Fire – Neon Bible [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Sony Legacy)

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs [Reissue/2010] 2xLP (Sony Legacy)

Limited vinyl reissues of Arcade Fire’s first three LPs – each in gatefold sleeves. Neon Bible features an etched D-side.

Bring Me The Horizon – 2004-2013 LP+MP3 (Epitaph)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The best songs from their early releases on Epitaph Records. Limited clear vinyl pressing also available.

The Con X: Covers – The Con X: Covers LP (WB)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Tegan and Sara’s classic 2007 album, The Con, 14 of Tegan and Sara’s favorite artists each interpret a song from the original album. Tegan says, “As the 10th anniversary of The Con approached, Sara and I started to brainstorm meaningful ways to celebrate what was easily one of our most important records… we wanted a companion piece that would live on past the anniversary, hence The Con X: Covers album was born. We also wanted the proceeds to go to our recently launched Tegan and Sara Foundation, which raises money for self-identified women and girls in the LGBTQ community. With that intention set, we asked 14 artists who were either outspoken allies of the LGTBQ community or LGBTQ themselves to each cover a song from The Con, in any fashion they saw fit. All the artists agreed to donate their time and energy to the project and their labels all agreed to waive their fees as well. We are beyond grateful for the contributions of each artist, and we hope fans of The Con will be moved by their interpretations.”

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things 2 2xLP (Lakeshore)

Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. This installment continues to wander through the ‘80s world of Stranger Things, floating between the sweeter moments which temporarily blossom amidst the danger and decay as the season comes to an end. The music is instantly reminiscent of works by John Carpenter, Tangerine Dream and Vangelis, whilst also delving into the ambience of Aphex Twin and more modern composers such as Cliff Martinez. Limited blue colored pressing.

Evergrey – The Dark Discovery [1998] LP (AFM)

Evergrey – Solitude + Dominance + Tragedy [1999] LP (AFM)

Limited assorted colored vinyl pressings of the Swedish dark melodic metal band’s first two albums.

Goldie & Skepta – Upstart 12” (Metalheadz)

Limited 12” vinyl-only pressing. A cross-genre collaboration between the don of drum ‘n’ bass and one of the godfathers of grime.

Robert Gordon/Link Wray – Cleveland ’78 LP (Rockabilly)

Live archive release.Two giants of classic rockabilly/early rock ‘n’ roll captured live on stage in one phenomenal concert performance from 1978. Limited orange colored vinyl LP pressing.

Slim Harpo – The Original King Bee 2xLP (Analogue Productions)

The best of Slim Harpo on 200gm audiophile vinyl. Better known by his stage name than his given, James Isaac Moore, Slim epitomized the swamp blues style, and at the time of his passing he was at the brink of enjoying the kind of fame he’d deserved

Iron Savior – Reforged: Riding On Fire 2xLP (AFM)

A selection of 19 re-recorded tracks from the Hamburg power metal band. Two colored pressings: Limited clear blue and limited red.

Morrissey – Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage 12” (BMG Rights Management)

Vinyl pressing of the blustery third single from Morrissey’s new album Low In High School.

Randy Newman – Harps And Angels [2008] LP (Nonesuch)

First-time vinyl pressing of Newman’s 11th studio album. Harps And Angles often has an easy

going Crescent City feel, with Newman on piano fronting a small combo and revealing as Rolling Stone put it after the Carnegie Hall show “his serious love and study of the New Orleans piano tradition.”

Chris Quelle – Being You Is Great! I Wish I Could Be You More Often LP (Mello Music)

”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.” — –Anthony Fantano

Russ – There’s Really A Wolf 2xLP (Sony)

Released last May on CD – now available on vinyl. The debut studio album by rapper Russ AKA Russell Vitale- a singer-songwriter and record producer. He is part of the Diemon Crew, a rap group. There’s Really a Wolf may be his first album but he’s been releasing singles and mixtapes for nearly four years.

Sheila E. – Iconic Message 4 America LP (Stiletto Flats)

Released last September on CD – now available on vinyl. New album featuring collaborations with Ringo Starr, Freddy Stone, George Clinton and many others.

Squeeze – East Side Story [Reissue/1981] 2xLP (Mercury/A&M)

Vinyl reissue of the fourth studio album by the British pop/new wave band.

Hans Zimmer – Blade Runner 2049 [OST] CD (Epic)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Original soundtrack to the 2017 motion picture composed by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch.

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New Releases for December 15, 2017 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:47:44 +0000 CDs + Vinyl: Erol Alkan – Reworks Vol. 1 2xCD (PIAS America) A throbbing 20-track collection of Alkans remixes of Tame Impala, New Order, Justice, MGMT, Hot Chip, Daft Punk, Connan Mockasin, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and others. Asking Alexandria – Asking Alexandria CD (Sumerian) Recorded producer Matt Good, Asking Alexandria’s self-titled fifth album is an […]

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CDs + Vinyl:

Erol Alkan – Reworks Vol. 1 2xCD (PIAS America)

A throbbing 20-track collection of Alkans remixes of Tame Impala, New Order, Justice, MGMT, Hot Chip, Daft Punk, Connan Mockasin, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and others.

Asking Alexandria – Asking Alexandria CD (Sumerian)

Recorded producer Matt Good, Asking Alexandria’s self-titled fifth album is an unbridled celebration of acceptance, of the strength of diversity and the freedom of “leaning into the crazy” (as vocalist Danny Worsnop puts it), instead of struggling for conformity.

AtomTM & Lisokot – Walzerzyklus CD (Raster Music)

Walzerzyklus’ seven tracks, created in collaboration with Russian singer Lisokot, are subdivided into three pieces of two-minutes each and four pieces of three-minutes each, intentionally reflecting the 3/4 time of a classic waltz. Throughout the release, Lisokot’s delicate vocals are put into different relations to AtomTM‘s rather cool machine music, either complementing or contrasting each other. In the same line, the three shorter “leitmotifs” provide the main theme that is taken up repeatedly in the course of the release. [Vinyl edition due January 26.]

Biosphere – Shenzhou [Reissue/2002] 2xCD/3xLP (Biophon)

This expanded reissue of the Norwegian electronic composer’s 2002 album includes a bonus album The Samphire Tower.

Boosie BadAzz – BooPac 2xCD (Atlantic)

New double-disc album from the rapper. The 25-track collection features four guests: B. Will, Yung Bleu, London Jae, and Lee Banks.

John Butcher and Keiji Haino – Light Never Bright Enough CD/LP (Otoruoku)

Keiji Haino, one of the foremost exponents of the Japanese avant-garde, always provides a masterclass in constantly shifting improvisation. John Butcher is a saxophonist of rare grace and power, who has expanded the vocabulary of the saxophone far beyond the conventions of jazz and other musics, to encompass a staggering range of multi-phonics, overtones, percussive sounds, and electronic feedback.

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things 2 CD (Lakeshore)

This installment continues to wander through the ‘80s world of Stranger Things, floating between the sweeter moments which temporarily blossom amidst the danger and decay as the season comes to an end. The music is instantly reminiscent of works by John Carpenter, Tangerine Dream and Vangelis, whilst also delving into the ambience of Aphex Twin and more modern composers such as Cliff Martinez. [Vinyl edition due December 22.]

Doctor Ross – Memphis Breakdown CD/LP (ORG Music)

Drawing comparisons to the likes of John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson, Doctor Ross aka “The Harmonica Boss” made his reputation as a bluesman in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Detroit, Michigan in the mid-1950s. Earlier in the decade, Ross recorded his first sides, including signatures “Chicago Breakdown” and “The Boogie Disease,” with the legendary Sam Phillips at the esteemed Sun Records. Memphis Breakdown gathers the best of those early Memphis sessions.

dvsn – Morning After CD (OVO Sounds)

Morning After is a reminiscent album, a testament to the instrumental glories of yesteryear. Callbacks to the R&B staples of dvsn’s youth — the duo’s Paul Jefferies, who calls the group’s instrumental shots, was born in 1985, around when the sound of Morning After began to take over the airwaves — act as this album’s driving force. The glorious wash of Casio keys throughout penultimate track ‘Body Smile,’ by far the most obvious turning back of the clock, is glassy and emotive, a perfect accompaniment to the stripped-bare ballad backbone beneath.” – The Princeton LP

Eminem – Revival CD (Aftermath/Interscope)

Eminem’s ninth album features guest contributions from Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, X Ambassadors, Skylar Grey, Kehlani, P!nk, and Phresher. Vinyl edition TBA.

Ethiopian & His All Stars – The Return Of Jack Sparrow CD (Omivore)

A previously unissued album by reggae legend, Ethiopian, backed by an all-star band reuniting for this recording. Includes previously unissued recording of “Train To Skaville.”

Burnt Friedman – Anthology 1980-2017 CD (Nonplace)

This compilation surveys Friedman’s music from 1980 to 2017 and covers a broad spectrum of played and programmed rhythmic styles that traverse club music from techno, electro, and dub, but, above all, it traces Friedman’s own artistic development; A trajectory that owes a lot to his long-standing collaboration with Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit, who died at the age of 79 in 2017. Like Liebezeit, Friedman already explored even and uneven rhythms back in the late 1980s.This selection of 17 tracks documents this pursuit while bringing rough or discarded tracks to light, which did not fit onto any album or were intended for the Nonplace label.

G-Eazy – The Beautiful & Damned CD (RCA)

The third album from the Oakland-based rapper. Includes the single “No Limit” featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B. The Beautiful & Damned also includes collaborations with Halsey, Kehlani, E-40, Charlie Puth, Anna of The North and others.

Stan Getz – Bossa Nova Years 5xCD/5xLP (Verve)

Released last week on vinyl – now available on CD. A collection of Getz’s best-loved albums in sleeves featuring their original artwork. Stan Getz was an American jazz saxophonist. Getz performed in bebop and cool jazz groups. Influenced by João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim, he popularized bossa nova in America with the hit single “The Girl from Ipanema” (1964).

Gladiators – Full Time [Reissue/1992] CD (Omnivore)

Remastered edition of the roots reggae band’s 1992 album featuring Albert Griffiths.

Herbie Hancock – River: The Joni Letters [Reissue/2007] 2xCD (Verve)

Digitally remastered and expanded double-CD edition. The multifaceted talent of Joni Mitchell has always been deeply rooted in jazz, and Herbie dug into that with stunning, Grammy-nominated results on this 2007 album featuring his spellbinding piano passages and vocals by Tina Turner (“Edith And The Kingpin”), Norah Jones (“Court And Spark”), Corinne Bailey Rae (“River”), Leonard Cohen (“The Jungle Line”) and Joni herself (“The Tea Leaf Prophecy”). This 10th anniversary reissue adds a second CD of Joni songs exquisitely interpreted: “A Case Of You,” “All I Want” (featuring Sonya Kitchell), “Harlem In Havana,” “I Had A King” and more.

Jason Hill – Mindhunter: A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack CD (Milan)

Scoring duties for this crime drama fell to multi-instrumentalist Jason Hill (Gone Girl). For Mindhunter, he created an awesome sonic landscape of moaning stings and breathing woodwinds punctuated with the soft clatter of chimes.

Billie Holiday – Classic Lady Day 5xCD/5xLP (Verve)

A collection of Holiday’s best-loved albums in sleeves featuring original artwork.

Ihsahn – The Adversary [Reissue/2006] CD/2xLP (Spinefarm)

Ihsahn – angL [Reissue/2008] CD (Spinefarm)

Ihsahn – After [Reissue/2010] CD/2xLP (Spinefarm)

Ihsahn – Eremita [Reissue/2012] CD/2xLP (Spinefarm)

Ihsahn – Das Seelenbrechen [Reissue/2013] CD/2xLP (Spinefarm)

Ihsahn’s prodigious and prolific talents have been at the forefront of heavy music for the past three decades. He began his career as frontman of Emperor who would both define and refine metal, pushing the boundaries of what was considered possible within the most arcane of art forms. [Deluxe colored vinyl pressings of all but angL also available. angL due January 12.]

Jeezy – Pressure CD (Def Jam)

Eighth album from the notorious ‘Snowman’ rapper. Guests include J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Tory Lanez & more.

Albert King/B.B. King/Bobby Blue Bland – Memphis Blues Festival 1975 2xCD (Klondike)

The full original FM broadcast professionally remastered, with background liners and rare archival photographs.

Kramer/Bill Frisell – Brill Building Book Two CD (Tzadik)

Everyone’s favorite guitarist and American Song aficionado Bill Frisell joins forces with producer/arranger Kramer for a brilliant and soulful exploration of the legendary song writing teams that were born and flourished in the legendary Brill Building at 1619 Broadway in New York City. Some of the world’s most important songwriters worked here in the early 1960s, and this collection includes imaginative and creative arrangements of songs by Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, Neil Diamond, Doc Pomus, Al Kooper, Carole King and more.

L.A. Law – Law & Order CD/LP (Burger)

L.A. Law is the new collaborative project from Gabe Fulvimar of Gap Dream and Bell System and Jessie Jones of Feeding People. Their Burger Records debut Law & Order is ushered in by killer lead cut “Happy Alteration,” which L.A. Record calls, “as ominous as pop gets – the kind of slow-burn synthesizer track they’d play in the cafe from Mad Max.”

Linkin Park – One More Night Live CD (WB)

This 16-track live album collects performances from Linkin Park’s summer 2017 shows in support of their then-new album One More Light, which were the band’s last shows prior to singer Chester Bennington’s July 20th death.

Lucifer’s Hammer – Victory Is Mine CD (Shadow Kingdom)

New mini-album from the Chilean heavy metal band. Still well within the realm of classic, post-NWOBHM heavy metal, here Lucifer’s Hammer deliver four winding epics that alternately pulse with steely passion and drift like lingering fog. [Vinyl edition due January 12.]

Majid Jordan – Space Between CD (WB)

New release from the critically acclaimed Toronto duo. Includes the singles “Body Talk” and “My Imagination” (featuring dvsn). The Space Between also includes the buzzing hit “One I Want” (featuring Partynextdoor), and “Phrases.” [Vinyl edition due February 16.]

Nav and Metro Boomin – Perfect Timing CD (XO)

Nav, named one of Rolling Stone’s ’10 New Artists You Need To Know,’ and Metro Boomin, one of the industry’s most famous producers, release their new mixtape, Perfect Timing. The project includes guest features from: Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Offset, Playboi Carti & Belly.

N.E.R.D. – No_One Ever Really Dies CD (Sony)

The new album from N.E.R.D – their first since 2010 – includes the hit single “Lemon” (featuring Rihanna). Other guest artists include Kendrick Lamar, Future, Andre’ 3000, M.I.A., Gucci Mane, and Ed Sheeran.

New Order – NOMC15 CD/3xLP (Mute)

New live album recorded at Brixton Academy in 2015 following the release of their most recent studio LP Music Complete. It features a set consisting of tracks from the new album, as well as cuts from their back catalog and songs by Joy Division.

Penguin Café – Union Café [Reissue/1993] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Erased Tapes)

A reissue of Penguin Café Orchestra’s last studio album (which coincides with the 20th Anniversary of founder Simon Jeffes’ passing in 1997). 1993’s Union Café is a sprawling, diverse collection that could be the band’s White Album. [Limited edition colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Saukrates – Season 2 CD/LP (The Ils Group/Culvert Music)

New album from the Canadian underground rap veteran.

Scarface – Deeply Rooted: The Lost Files CD (BMG Rights Management)

The Houston-based rap legend releases his new 10-track album, a continuation of his 2015 LP, Deeply Rooted.

Sir Rosevelt – Sir Rosevelt CD (Elektra)

Sir Rosevelt – Zac Brown, Niko Moon and Ben Simonetti – create a thoroughly original new sound marrying pop, dance, acoustic instrumentation, and a distinctive Southern sensibility.

Thor & Friends – Subversive Nature of Kindness CD/LP (Lm Dupli-Cation)

Sophomore effort from the avant-chamber ensemble formed polymath percussionist Thor Harris. The three primary members of the band are Peggy Ghorbani on marimba, Sarah “Goat” Gautier on marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, organ, voice, Mellotron and piano, and Harris on sundry percussion and wind instruments, including some of his own devising.

Various Artists – Bright: The Album CD (Atlantic)

Soundtrack to the Netflix original series featuring original music music from: A$AP Rocky, alt-J, Bastille, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, DRAM, Future, Grey, Kiiara, Lil Uzi Vert, Logic, Machine Gun Kelly, Marshmello, Meek Mill, Migos, Neil Young, Portugal. The Man, Rag’n’Bone Man, Sam Hunt, Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, Tom Morello, Ty Dolla $ign, X Ambassadors and YG.

Various Artists [DVS1] – Fabric 96 CD (Fabric)

DVS1 provides the 96th installment of the world’s leading house and techno mix series from London’s renowned Fabric nightclub. Brandishing the animated persona he is known for in the booth, DVS1 intuitively layers, blends, and chops his way through 29 tracks over 80 minutes, drawing on the tangible properties of massive sound systems to convey his expansive vision. Motifs are weaved together with a playful flair, reflecting an artist who not only welcomes his impulses, but possesses the technical skill to convey them.

Various Artists – Duomo Sounds Ltd: Nigerian ’80s Disco Music CD/2xLP (Livingstone Studio)

Sweet grooves from the Duomo Sounds label – a short-lived Nigerian imprint that cut some mighty funky sounds at the start of the ‘80s. The title here uses the word “disco”, but these cuts have none of the strings and polish of the sounds you’d hear at Studio 54 – as most numbers here are stripped-down and raw, really more in a clubbier take on the more famous Nigerian funk of a few years before.

Various Artists – Tokyo Nights: Female J Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988 CD/2xLP (Cultures Of Soul)

Compiled by Eli Cohen (Alliance Upholstery) and Deano Sounds (Cultures Of Soul), Tokyo Nights includes tracks by Hitomi Tohyama, Junko Ohashi, Mizuki Koyama, Kaoru Akimoto, Aru Takamura, Mariko Tone, Rie Murakami, RA MU, Kikuchi Momoko and Yumi Seino. Each selection celebrates the unique traits and meticulous production that define the sound. Think sandy beaches and metropolitan skylines; illumination and romance. Embrace the feeling of movement, from a coastal highway stretching towards the horizon or the city sprawling into the future.

Various Artists – Soul Jazz Presents: Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 – Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music 1971-81 2xCD/3xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz)

A selection of classic German electronic and rock groups, including Neu!, Cluster, Popol Vuh, La

Düsseldorf, Agitation Free, alongside a host of rare tracks by lesser known artists which includes

Michael Bundt, Bröselmaschine, Dronsz, Achim Reichel and others. The music on Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 was all recorded in the 1970s up to the early 1980s, at a time when forward-thinking German electronic and rock groups were searching for a new musical

identity in order to separate themselves from both the cultural legacy of post-world war two Germany as well the cultural imperialism of USA and UK rock. In this process German groups created some of the most unique and inspired music, the defining motorik beat alongside a host of ethno-musical influences from far afield including Turkey, India, Brazil as well as the musical and futurist possibilities of developments in electronics and technology itself.

Dinah Washington – The Divine Miss Dinah Washington 5xCD/5xLP (Verve)

Released last week on vinyl – now available on CD. A collection of Washington’s best-loved albums in sleeves featuring original artwork. Dinah Washington was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as “the most popular black female recording artist of the ’50s”.

Dale Watson – Blackjack CD (Red River Entertainment)

20 of Dale Watson’s re-recorded greatest hits and one new track.

John Williams – Star Wars: The Last Jedi [OST] CD (Walt Disney)

Original soundtrack to the 2017 motion picture composed by John Williams.

Young RJ – Blaq Royalty CD (Ne’astra Music Group)

Slum Village affiliate Young RJ drops debut album Pete Rock, BJ The Chicago Kid, Guilty Simpson and more.

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:

Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars – Jazz Is Back In Grand Rapids 2xLP (ORG Music)

This 1956 concert is a historical gem which is finally getting its vinyl debut with this double LP release. Recorded on March 26, 1956, at the Civic Auditorium in Grand Rapids, MI, it affords jazz fans a chance to hear what the barnstorming Armstrong’s shows were like in heartland America. Armstrong’s affable presence is pervasive, but not always center stage, as each member of the All-Stars gets his turn in the course of the revue.

Azonic – Prospect Of The Deep Volume One LP (Indivisible Music)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Azonic is Blind Idiot God founder Andy Hawkins on guitars and Tim Wyskida (Khanate, BIG) on timpani, concert bass drum and gong. It was recorded with Bill Laswell at BC Studio which was selected for its enormous tracking rooms, which are ideal for the high volume, long tone qualities of this music.

Baroness – Morningstar 12” (Abraxan Hymns)

Baroness – Try To Disappear 20” (Abraxan Hymns)

The stoner metal band concludes their four-part “Purple” picture disc series.

The Beatles – The Christmas Records 7×7” (Capitol)

Never released beyond the fan club until now, The Beatles’ seven holiday messages have been newly pressed on a rainbow of seven-inch colored vinyl singles for The Christmas Records box set. The limited edition collection presents each vinyl single with its original flexi disc sleeve artwork, accompanied by a 16-page booklet with recording notes and reproductions of the fan club’s National Newsletters.

The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Reissue/1967] LP (Capitol)

New vinyl LP pressing of the 2017 remix of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Produced by Giles Martin, the album’s new stereo mix was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes. Available in two editions: 180gm black vinyl and limited edition picture disc featuring a bonus track.

The Bug – Bad b/w Get Out The Way 12” (Ninja Tune)

Kevin Martin (The Bug, King Midas Sound) is one of the most consistent and versatile producers in electronic music. This new Bug 12” features his signature hard hitting style including vocal features from frequent collaborator and Roll Deep member Flowdan and Killa P and Irah.

Bugg – Bugg LP (Pop Wig)

The Bloomington band takes influence from artists like Pavement, Veruca Salt and the Breeders.

The Chain Gang Of 1974 – Daydream Forever [2014] LP (SRCvinyl)

Limited edition first-time colored vinyl pressing.Kamtin Mohager is the creative force behind the Los Angeles, California based electro-alt band The Chain Gang of 1974. The group’s 2014 album, Daydream Forever is an intoxicating blend of eleven radio-worthy synth anthems. Mohager’s vocals are at their most versatile, trading between cascading falsetto arpeggios, punk rock throat thrashing, and minimal shoe-gaze crooning.

Delaney & Bonnie & Friends – Motel Shot 2xLP (Run Out Groove)

Motel Shot is the fourth studio album by Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, released in 1971. The album, their third for Atco/Atlantic) and fifth overall, is a mostly acoustic set. The album’s title refers to the impromptu, sometimes late-night, jam sessions pursued by touring musicians when on the road. This digitally remastered and expanded edition includes an LP of bonus tracks.

Deströyer 666 – Phoenix Rising [Reissue/2000] LP (Season Of Mist)

Deströyer 666 – Cold Steel…For An Iron Age [Reissue/2002] LP (Season Of Mist)

Limited edition colored vinyl reissues of the Australian death/black/thrash metal band’s second and third albums.

DJ Q-Bert – Dirt Style 25th Anniversary 2xLP (Thud Rumble)

In celebration of Dirt Style’s 25th anniversary (battle record label of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz collective), DJ Q-Bert took to the lab to compile what he calls a “master library of all the greatest skratch sounds from 1992-2017”. This double LP is comprised of over 1300 classic and new Dirtstyle sounds. Limited gray and orange vinyl.

El Búho – Balance LP (Wonderwheel)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album from producer Robin Perkins, aka El Búho. Balance represents a fascination with the rhythms, traditions and sounds of Latin America and modern electronic music and production. The album contains cumbia, Son Jarocho, Andean instrumentation and Afro-Colombian rhythms.

Duke Ellington – The Duke Plays Ellington [Reissue/1954] LP (Capitol)

Trio sessions recorded for the Capitol label in 1953. Now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records’ 75th anniversary.

Duke Ellington – Volume 1: 1943 LP (ORG Music)

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra recorded multiple albums worth of material for this World Broadcasting Series between 1943 and 1945. The songs on this compilation include the best of two volumes which were originally released by Circle Records in 1985. All of the material was recorded on November 8 – 9 of 1943. [Limited edition blue and white swirl colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Enslaved – Frost [Reissue/1994] LP (Osmose Productions)

Enslaved – Eld [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Osmose Productions)

Enslaved – Blodhemn [Reissue/1998] LP (Osmose Productions)

Enslaved – Mardraum [Reissue/2000] LP (Osmose Productions)

Limited edition colored vinyl reissues. Norway’s iconic Enslaved reign supreme as one of the most dependable components in extreme metals indestructible backbone. 1994’s Frost marked where the band started to incorporate Viking metal influences into their sound while the black metal sections capture Enslaved at their fastest and most violent.

Fireburn – Don’t Stop The Youth 12”+MP3 (Closed Casket)

Featuring Israel Joseph I (formerly of Bad Brains), Nick Townsend (currently/formerly of Deadbeat, Knife Fight), Todd Jones (currently/formerly of Nails, Terror), and Todd Youth (currently/formerly of Bloodclot, Warzone, Danzig, Murphy’s Law) Fireburn’s debut EP displays five songs of punk influenced hardcore recorded at NGR Studio in North Hollywood.

Flying Saucer Attack – In Searcyh Of Spaces 2xLP (VHF)

First ever reissue and first time on vinyl for this unique Flying Saucer Attack live album, expanded with additional material and a new side four mix from Jim O’Rourke.

Tennessee Ernie Ford – Sixteen Tons [Reissue/1960] LP (Capitol)

Ernest Jennings Ford began his career singing country music on the radio later adopting the name “Tennessee Ernie”. “Sixteen Tons” was his biggest hit featured on this album, selling over one million recordings and holding the #1 position on the Billboard Country Music charts for ten weeks.” Now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records’ 75th anniversary.

Ace Frehley – Anomaly Deluxe 2xLP (E1)

Limited blue and white marble double-vinyl pressing of the Kiss frontman’s 2009 solo album.

Justin Furstenfeld – Open Book Winter Album LP (Up Down)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from the Blue October vocalist. Features acoustic versions of 19 songs from one of Justin Furstenfeld’s legendary one man shows.

Guided By Voices – Space Gun b/w Kingdom Of Cars 7” (GBV Inc.)

Title track from GBV’s masterful 2018 opus Space Gun. The new GBV line-up (Pollard/Gillard/March/Bare Jr./Shue) is blazing hot, and recently wowed audiences at Growlers Fest and Coachella. B-side “Kingdom Of Cars”, not available elsewhere, is a rare bird – a Pollard composition, sung by guitarist Doug Gillard.

Illenium – Awake 2xLP+MP3 (Seeking Blue)

Denver based electronic musician and producer Illenium releases his sophomore full-length LP. Featuring a variety of uplifting and extroverted pop-crossover electronic songs, Illenium also ventures toward a sweeter and more characteristically introspective side.

INXS – Kick [Reissue/1987] 2xLP (Rhino)

Supreme fidelity half-speed mastered 45rpm vinyl edition. “The 30th-anniversary edition of Kick affirms its status as a jewel of ’80s pop-rock. It’s a showcase of the band’s opulent production, slithery grooves, and the allure of Michael Hutchence’s simplicity.” (Best New Reissue) – Pitchfork

Freddie Jackson – Rock Me Tonight [Reissue/1985] LP (Capitol)

Vinyl reissue of the platinum selling 1985 debut album from the American R&B/soul singer. Rock Me Tonight yielded four top–10 singles on the US R&B chart, with the first two, “You Are My Lady” and “Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)”, reaching #1.

Fumio Itabashi – Watarase [Reissue/1982] LP (Mule Musiq)

French-born English DJ, record label, owner, and music collector Gilles Peterson once called Watarase the best jazz record from Japan.

Khan Jamal – Drum Dance To The Motherland [Reissue/1973] LP (Eremite)

Definitive vinyl edition of the most legendary private press underground jazz album of the 1970s.

Basil Kirchin – Worlds Within Worlds [Reissue/1974] LP (Superior Viaduct)

Basil Kirchin was a pioneering British composer who blurred the lines between musical genres. While his career began in the ‘40s as a professional jazz drummer, in the ‘60s he started to make field-recordings, painstakingly splicing tapes and slowing-down sounds until the source material would be virtually unrecognizable. Originally released on Island Records in 1974, Worlds Within Worlds juxtaposes Kirchin’s various tape manipulations—amplified insects, animals, engines, glossolalia of children—with traditional musical instruments to form an organic totality that has the overall effect of otherworldly, ambient soundscapes.

Cody Jinks – Adobe Sessions [2015] 2xLP (Cody Jinks Music)

First-time on vinyl. “In 2015 a great crop of fresh faces in country and Americana arose on many people’s radars,” writes Country Perspective. “Hands down one of the best artists to emerge amongst this group was Cody Jinks…[His] 2015 album Adobe Sessions felt like the awaited breaking out of the next big star in the independent country scene. The album is full of traditional country, plenty of steel guitar and ballads on life and love.”

The Killers – Sam’s Town [Reissue/2006] LP (Island)

The Killers – Sawdust [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (Island)

The Killers – Day & Age [2008] LP (Island)

The Killers – Direct Hits [2013] 2xLP (Island)

Vinyl reissues now available. Very much a 20th century band, The Killers have turned their initial obsession with British alternative pop, indie rock and lo-fi into a huge, stadium-filling sound that manages to retain integrity while appealing to the mainstream.

Fela Kuti – Vinyl Box Set 4 – Compiled By Erykah Badu 7xLP (Knitting Factory)

The next installment of the long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. The inimitable Erykah Badu personally selected the seven albums featured in this fourth box set, which have been remastered from their original vinyl pressings. Includes: Yellow Fever (1976), No Agreement (1977), JJD (1977), VIP (1979), Coffin For Head Of State (1980), Army Arrangement (1984), and Underground System (1992).

Lightmen Plus One – Free As You Wanna Be [Reissue/1970] 2xLP (Now-Again)

Revolutionary, spiritual jazz from the unlikely city of Houston, Texas. Free As You Wanna Be predates the deep-set, maverick jazz issued by the likes of Tribe and Strata East and is a harbinger of best of the 1970s jazz underground, a collective voice of resistance to the musical and cultural status quo. This is the first time that Free As You Wanna Be has seen reissue, and it is presented in both the issued stereo and previously unissued mono mixes as a double LP.

Looming – Seed LP (No Sleep)

Rising Illinois indie rockers Looming follow-up their 2015 debut Nailbiter with a new album.

Louden Swain – No Time Like The Present LP (3 Car Wreckords/Omnivore)

Louden Swain – Saturday Night Special 2xLP (3 Car Wreckords)

Over the course of nearly two decades, the world-class D.I.Y. rock quartet known as Louden Swain has quietly built a powerful body of recordings, earning a fervent grassroots fan base and an impressive backlog of critical acclaim. Their upbeat energy and irresistible melodic sensibility is on display on their latest album, No Time Like The Present. The band’s new live album, Saturday Night Special, features 14 tracks culled from their tenure as the house band on CW’s long-running television show, Supernatural, between November 2015 and December 2016.

Lydia Lunch & Rowland S. Howard – Siberia LP (Bang)

For the first time on vinyl, Siberia is an astonishing performance from 1993 where Lydia Lunch and Rowland S. Howard exposed the intensity and most extreme sound as well as their perfect harmony and fraternity. The band includes Jim Sclavunos (from Sonic Youth, The Cramps, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and Harry Howard (from These Immortal Souls).

Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me LP (Island)

Sixth studio album by singer Demi Lovato. She joined forces with hitmakers Oak (Alessia Cara, Kehlani), DJ Mustard (Rihanna, Tinashe), Sean Douglas (Dua Lipa, Fifth Harmony) and others.

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly – Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly [Reissue/1977] LP (Capitol)

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly is the debut album by Bay Area-based R&B group Maze. Now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records’ 75th anniversary.

M.E.S.H. – Hesaitix LP (Pan)

Further departing from both the cinematic abstraction of 2015’s Piteous Gate and the hectic drums of 2016’s Damaged Merc, Berlin producer M.E.S.H.’s new full-length, Hesaitix, is marked by its hyper-ornamented rhythms and a sense of pensive, moonlit spaces.

Kan Mikami/John Edwards/Alex Nielson – Live At Café Oto LP (Otoroku)

Japanese bluesman Kan Mikami is nothing less than an unalloyed force of nature; a skin-shredding blast of frozen wind from the poor, rural north of Japan that he calls home. In the late 1960s, like thousands of other Japanese young people Mikami made his way to Tokyo in search of a life different from that of his parents. Since then he has forcefully carved out a space for himself in the culture as a modernist poet, a raging folk singer, an author, an actor, an engaging TV personality, and one of Japan’s most uniquely powerful performers. His set at Café Oto features John Edwards on bass and Alex Nielson on drums.

Thelonious Monk – The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection 5×10” (Craft Recordings)

Celebrating Thelonious Monk on the centennial of his birth, this limited-edition, five-disc vinyl box set features all of the 10” LPs which the innovative pianist recorded for Prestige Records, between 1952-‘54. Each album has been faithfully reproduced on 10” vinyl, with the original cover artwork and session notes.

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane – At Carnegie Hall 2xLP (Blue Note)

Taken from the notable Thanksgiving Jazz benefit concert in 1957 (which also featured the likes of Billie Holiday and Dizzy Gillespie), Blue Note reissues this classic Thelonious Monk Quartet recording on double vinyl to commemorate the album’s 60th anniversary. Covering two separate sets from the evening, the recording documents the blossoming relationship between Monk and John Coltrane.

Nico – Chelsea Girl [Reissue/1967] LP (Polydor)

Vinyl reissue of the debut solo album and second studio album by Nico. The name of the album is a reference to Andy Warhol’s 1966 film Chelsea Girls, in which Nico starred. Many of the songs on the album have instrumental work from The Velvet Underground, whom Nico had previously collaborated with the year before on The Velvet Underground & Nico, as well as songwriting credits from members of the band.

The Nomads – Showdown! (1981-1993) 3xLP (Bang)

This record, full of the Swedish rock ‘n’ roll band’s singles and rarities from 1981-1993, was originally released in 1994 as a double-CD, and now finally sees the light of day as remastered deluxe triple-LP edition. Here you’ll find their own tracks as well as amazing covers from such a wide range of artists. It even includes the track Jeffrey Lee Pierce (The Gun Club) wrote for The Nomads and material recorded with Johnny Thunders.

The OCS – Memory Of A Cut Off Head 2xLP (Castleface)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. OCS, aka Orinoka Crash Suite, is one of the lesser-used musical incarnations fronted by voraciously hard-working Californian John Dwyer. While retaining his love of the fantastical, imaginary and otherworldly, Dwyer’s 20th album Memories Of A Cut Off Head is in stark musical contrast to the frenetic garage-rock output of his usual formation Thee Oh Sees. Working with long-term friend and bandmate Brigid Dawson, he’s crafted a surprisingly tranquil and reflective record of strange folk-psychedelia, made stranger still by Dwyer’s broad use of instrumentation, ranging from lush string arrangements, through harpsichord and musical saw, to Radiophonic Workshop style synthesis.

The Offspring – Ixnay On The Hombre LP (Round Hill Music)

20th anniversary vinyl reissue of the fourth studio album by punk rock band

Roy Orbison – A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra LP (Sony Legacy)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Elegant and spirited arrangements of Roy’s best original vocal performances with the emotion and world-class musicianship of London’s most beloved orchestra.

Ovlov – Greatest Hits Vol. II LP (Exploding In Sound)

Slow burning shoegaze songs blend with blistering fuzz punk for a dynamic experience that’s serene, stunning, and crushingly chaotic.

The Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde [25th Anniversary Edition] 2xLP+3×12” (Craft Recordings)

Deluxe vinyl edition includes double-vinyl LP pressing of the original album plus three 12” vinyl singles. Listening to 1992’s Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 25 years after its release, its sense of timeliness is unmistakable. Every song on the album inverts a hoary hip-hop cliché. With classics like “Oh Sh*t,” “Otha Fish,” “Ya’ Mama,” and the now-ubiquitous “Passin’ Me By,” Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde remains essential and enduringly unique – a rite of passage for any serious hip-hop fan.

Prurient – Rainbow Mirror 6xLP (Hospital Productions)

On Rainbow Mirror, the latest work from renowned noise-music artist Prurient, fifteen new time-stretching tracks explore the more glacial and meditative side of Dominick Fernow’s noise and power electronics with a total running time of almost three-and-a-half hours. Not necessarily the direct follow-up to the Frozen Niagara Falls album, this second conspiracy between the label and the band stands as another singular landmark among the vast repertoire Fernow has amassed. While familiar moments from that recent album can be found within, this ambient noise marathon also conjures the atmosphere of Fernow’s old-school noise histrionics, while bringing in introspective new observations. This intense, unforgiving, trance-inducing aura is presented through waves of time-stretching electronics, layered counterpoint feedback, loops, and extended droning pulsating synth passages. [Four-CD edition due December 22.]

Otis Redding – The Definitive Studio Album Collection 7xLP (Atlantic)

This seven-LP collection features the original mono mixes for all of the singer’s studio albums. Each replicates the original packaging, from the sleeve artwork down to small details like the original record labels (Volt and Stax) and catalog numbers, all housed together in a side-loading slipcase. Several of these albums are long out-of-print and back on vinyl in mono for the first time in years.

Roadcase Royale – First Thing’s First LP (Loud & Proud)

Released in September on CD – now available on vinyl. Fronted by Nancy Wilson, co-founder of Heart, and former Prince collaborator Liv Warfield of New Power Generation, Roadcase Royale has a rich background in rock and R&B.

Sia – Everyday Christmas LP (Atlantic)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Australian pop singer’s first-ever Christmas album includes 10 original festive songs, including “Santa’s Coming For Us,” “Puppies Are Forever” and “Ho Ho Ho.”

Maurice Smith – Can’t Fight The Feeling 7” (ORG Music)

Mississippi born, Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Maurice Smith has a feel for classic soul, and he fed that love through his work with artists like Sy Smith, Tony Toni Tone, Seal and Beyoncé. While Maurice claims artists like Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye as influences, one can hear an awful lot of Curtis Mayfield meets James Brown in his music. And that goes for his brand new single, the hot, horn-filled “Can’t Fight The Feeling.”

Sólstafir – Svartir Sandar [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (Season Of Mist)

Solstafir have come a long way from an obscure black metal band out of Reykjavik, Iceland to a musically mind-boggling and unique mixture of dark metal, psychedelic passions and an eerily rocking groove – beloved and praised by critics and fans alike. Their 2011 album, Svartir Sandar, has been repressed on blood-red and milky clear mixed colored vinyl.

Soundtrack – Crazy Heart [OST/2009] 2xLP (New West)

A 180gm first-time vinyl edition of the 2009 Academy Award, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning soundtrack. Features the Academy Award winner for Best Original Song, “The Weary Kind” as well as a list of other hits performed by Buck Owens, Townes Van Zandt, Waylon Jennings, and Lightnin’ Hopkins.

Soundtrack – Oklahoma! [OST/Reissue/1955] LP (Capitol)

Vinyl reissue the original soundtrack album of the 1955 film Oklahoma!, an adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical play of the same name.

Spook The Horses – People Used To Live Here LP (Pelagic)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. An atmosphere of quiet desolation, raw and real, desperate and unsettling: the post-apocalyptic soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live, at one point in time, long ago.

Taylor Swift – Reputation LP (Big Machine)

Limited double picture disc vinyl LP pressing. “Reputation builds on the synth-pop of 1989 – ingenious hooks blown out for maximum sonic bombast, with production split between the team of Max Martin and Shellback (“2 Swedes and a Swift”) and Jack Antonoff. It is Swift’s most intimate album – a song cycle about how it feels when you stop chasing romance and start letting your life happen. As one of the all-time great pop masterminds, she’s trying something new, as she always does. But because she’s Taylor Swift, she can’t stop being her own turbulent, excessive, exhausting and gloriously extra self. Make no mistake, this girl’s love affair with drama is alive and well. The songs explore a timely question: What happens to your identity when you step back and stop defining yourself by how strangers see you? An album full of one-on-one adult love songs Reputation is a daring swerve from a songwriter who’s scored so many brilliant hits about pursuing the next romantic high. Taylor might love the players, but nowhere near as much as she loves the game.” – Rolling Stone 

Tavares – In The City [Reissue/1975] LP (Capitol)

In The City is the third studio album by American soul/R&B group Tavares, released in 1975 on the Capitol label. The album features the singles “It Only Takes A Minute”, which peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart and “The Love I Never Had”. Now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records’ 75th anniversary.

Temptations – Masterpiece [Reissue/1973] LP (Elemental Music)

1973’s Masterpiece was the last Temptations album recorded for Gordy (Motown) Records in Detroit’s Hitsville U.S.A. studio before the label moved to Hollywood, CA. Written and produced by Norman Whitfield, the title track reached #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart and “Plastic Man” and “Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)” were Top 40 hits. Mastered by Bernie Grundman, this 180g, black vinyl LP features original album artwork and is the first vinyl reissue of the album in 20 years.

Chris Thile – Thanks For Listening LP (Nonesuch)

Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. New studio recordings of ten songs originally written as Songs Of The Week for A Prairie Home Companion. Thile manned almost all of the stringed instruments on Thanks For Listening and is joined by guest singers Sarah Jarosz, Gaby Moreno, and Aoife O’Donovan. “Right now, with how easy it is to be the talker on social media, how hard it is to maintain focus or give something enough attention to appreciate it, we’re in a place where listening is a precious commodity,” says Thile. “Thanks For Listening is a celebration of people who haven’t switched off, despite being given every reason to do so.”

Unified Right – If I Can’t Listen To Unified Right In Heaven Then Send Me Straight To Hell LP (Triple B)

Debut LP from the energetic Florida hardcore band. For fans of classic era hardcore like Agnostic Front, Warzone and Straight Ahead.

Various Artists – Peruvian Chicha From The Horóscopo Vaults, 1978-1988 LP (Pharaway Sounds)

The first compilation dedicated to groundbreaking Peruvian label Discos Horóscopo. Founded by Juan Campos in 1977, the Discos Horóscopo label was the major outlet for the real Peruvian chicha sound: a surreal and irresistible blend of psychedelic fuzz-tone guitars, infectious echo-drenched vocals, electronic keyboards, and tropical/Andean rhythms.

Velvet Underground – 1969 2xLP (Polydor)

This definitive vinyl edition of VU’s ‘lost’ fourth album presents one cohesive collection on two LPs, with many tracks and mixes making their vinyl debut. You’ll hear the original 1969 mixes of “Foggy Notion,” “I’m Sticking With You,” “Andy’s Chest,” “She’s My Best Friend,” “I’m Gonna

Move Right In,” “Ferryboat Bill,” “Ocean,” “Rock & Roll,” 2014 mixes of “One Of These Days,” “Lisa Says,” “Ride into the Sun,” “Coney Island Steeplechase” and more.

Kim Wilson – Blues & Boogie 1 LP (Severn)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Legendary singer and harmonica player Kim Wilson, from the Fabulous Thunderbirds, performs 14 blues classics and two originals on his brand new solo album.

Nancy Wilson – How Glad I Am [Reissue/1964] LP (Capitol)

Nancy Wilson’s hit album containing the single in the summer of 1964 ‘(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am’ which received the Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording is now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records ‘75th anniversary.

Wu-Tang Clan – Tearz b/w 7th Chamber Part II 7” (Get On Down)

Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man b/w Protect Ya Neck 7” (Get On Down)

Wu-Tang Clan struck Gold (and then Platinum) with their debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as NME’s Top 100 Albums of all Time, Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, etc. Get On Down will now be issuing every single cut from Enter The Wu-Tang as a 7” single. Here are the latest two.


The Beatles – The Christmas Records 7×7” (Capitol)

Never released beyond the fan club until now, The Beatles’ seven holiday messages have been newly pressed on a rainbow of seven-inch colored vinyl singles for The Christmas Records box set. The limited edition collection presents each vinyl single with its original flexi disc sleeve artwork, accompanied by a 16-page booklet with recording notes and reproductions of the fan club’s National Newsletters.

Sia – Everyday Christmas LP (Atlantic)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Australian pop singer’s first-ever Christmas album includes 10 original festive songs, including “Santa’s Coming For Us,” “Puppies Are Forever” and “Ho Ho Ho.”

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New Releases for December 8, 2017 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:07:53 +0000 CDs + Vinyl: Luther Allison – A Legend Never Dies Essential Recordings 1976-1997 7xCD+4xDVD/10xLP+4xDVD (Ruf) A collection of essential albums Luther recorded after his Motown years commemorating the 20th anniversary of this blues legend’s passing. Courtney Marie Andrews – On My Page [Reissue/2013] CD/LP (House Arrest) Courtney Marie Andrews’ predecessor to the highly successful Honest […]

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CDs + Vinyl:

Luther Allison – A Legend Never Dies Essential Recordings 1976-1997 7xCD+4xDVD/10xLP+4xDVD (Ruf)

A collection of essential albums Luther recorded after his Motown years commemorating the 20th anniversary of this blues legend’s passing.

Courtney Marie Andrews – On My Page [Reissue/2013] CD/LP (House Arrest)

Courtney Marie Andrews’ predecessor to the highly successful Honest Life (2016) is back in-print on CD and available on vinyl for the first time. For a decade or so Courtney was a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists – from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado – but she never stopped writing her own material. Picking up admirers like Ryan Adams (who called her “a phenomenal songwriter”) along the way, she quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter.

Arcturus – Sideshow Symphonies [Reissue/2005] CD+DVD (Season Of Mist)

Originally thought of as a black metal super group, Arcturus is one of the world’s premiere progressive metal bands. Their fourth album, 2005’s Sideshow Symphonies, has been remastered, and paired with the long out-of-print Shipwrecked In Oslo DVD (a professionally recorded live show from September 2005).

Atomic Bitchwax – Force Field CD/LP (Tee Pee)

Featuring the powerhouse rhythm section from legendary space lords Monster Magnet, The Atomic Bitchwax plays balls-to-the-wall rock ‘n’ roll that smashes space rock and proto-metal into a towering celebration of the riff. The New Jersey power trio’s high-energy, scale-based guitar mangling hits astronomical levels on Force Field, with full-stack amps pushing out dangerous levels of blown-out metallic mayhem.

Debbie Boone – You Light Up My Life [Reissue/1977] CD (Real Gone Music)

This seminal soft-rock LP reached #6 on the strength of the title smash, which set a record by claiming the #1 spot for 10 weeks. This remastered 40th anniversary reissue (and CD debut) adds 13 bonus B-sides, Motown singles by The Boone Girls, unissued tracks and more.

Apollo Brown & Planet Asia – Anchovies CD/2xLP (Mello Music)

Anchovies aren’t for everybody. They’re greasy, smelly, salty and oily. Some people love them. Some people hate them. Apollo Brown & Planet Asia’s new collaboration album took inspiration from these polarizing fish and created a project that takes a certain palette to enjoy. Class hip-hop meets minimalism.

Luke Bryan – What Makes You Country CD (Capitol Nashville)

Sixth album from the four-time Entertainer of the Year winner and CMA Entertainer of the Year


Carpathian Forest – The F**king Evil Years 3xCD (Season Of Mist)

Between 2003 and 2006, Carpathian Forest released two milestones of black metal – Defending The Throne Of Evil and F**k You All!!! respectively – as well the Skjend Hans Lik rarities compilation in 2004. Long sold-out on CD, these three black gems are collected on this three-CD set.

A Certain Ratio – The Graveyard And The Ballroom [Reissue/1980] CD/2xLP (Mute)

A Certain Ratio – To Each… [Reissue/1981] CD/LP (Mute)

A Certain Ratio – Force [Reissue/1986] CD/LP (Mute)

CD and vinyl reissues of the British post-punk band’s first, second and fifth albums. A Certain Ratio was one of the first groups to sign to the legendary Factory Records in Manchester. Whilst many credit New Order and The Happy Mondays as the groups who brought dance music into the sound of Manchester (later Madchester!), it was in fact A Certain Ratio who were there from the beginning. [Limited colored vinyl pressings of To Each… and Force also available.]

Collective Soul – Live CD (Suretone)

First proper live album of the group’s 25-year career. [Vinyl edition due February 16.]

Bing Crosby – New Tricks [Reissue/1957] CD (UMe)

Bing Crosby – Above My Souvenirs: More Treasures From The Crosby Archive 2xCD (UMe)

New Tricks is the last original Crosby album issued while Bing was working for Decca Records. This reissue includes 12 bonus tracks. Among My Souvenirs is a collection of 35 previously unissued recordings spanning Bing’s entire career. The set includes outtakes, live recordings, and radio and television performances. Both are part of the ongoing reissue series from the Bing Crosby Archive and UMe.

Diablo String Orchestra – Pacifisticuffs CD (Spinefarm)

New album from the Swedish avant-metallers.

Robert Finley – Goin’ Platinum! CD/LP (Nonesuch)

Goin’ Platinum! is the newest effort from the soon-to-be legendary soul singer Robert Finley and his crack band of geniuses. From the lovelorn bombast of “If You Forget My Love” to the soul-stirring “Medicine Woman,” and the home-on-the-road ripper “Empty Arms” to the yearning “Honey Let Me Stay the Night,” all capped by the epic closer “Holy Wine,” featuring Finley’s ethereal falsetto, Robert’s performance left producer Dan Auerbach speechless – as it will anyone who lays ears to it. As for the album title, Auerbach gives all credit to Finley and his huge but wholly considerate personality. “He was just beaming from the second he walked in the door,” Auerbach says. “Every time he’d listen to playback, he’d say, ‘It’s goin’ platinum.’ That was his catch phrase. He’s larger than life. When he walked into the session he had on a three-quarter-length leather duster, leather pants, a giant belt buckle, red sparkle shirt tucked in, cowboy hat, snakeskin cowboy boots… Like he instinctually knows what to do when he’s singing, he knew this was his time to shine. Robert just showed up to work and was smiling all day long. All of us were.”

John Fogerty – Premonition [Reissue/1998] CD (BMG Rights Management)

Digitally remastered edition of the first live album released by Fogerty as a solo artist.

Walker Hayes – Boom CD (Sony Music Nashville)

Debut album from one of Rolling Stone’s 2017 “Country Artists to Watch.” Entertainment Weekly noted Hayes’ unique hybrid’s “genre blending” and NPR’s World Café raved Hayes is “writing these really autobiographical songs and delivering them in this way that feels very intimate, very close range.” Rolling Stone concurred, “… he writes songs that are damn near impossible to classify, and that’s what makes them so interesting.”

Jim James – Tribute To 2 CD/LP+MP3 (ATO)

After releasing the politically charged solo album Eternally Even in 2016, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James returns with Tribute To 2, a collection of cover songs that reverberate with fresh meaning. Blurring the boundaries of time and genre, James interprets songs made famous by a wide variety of artists – ranging from early 20th century standards by Ray Noble and Al Bowlly (“Midnight, The Stars And You,” “Love Is The Sweetest Thing”) and 1960’s songs by Willie Nelson and Sonny & Cher to Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s 1970 breakthrough hit “Lucky Man” and 1990s releases by Abbey Lincoln and Diane Izzo. Also included are covers of songs by The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Abey Lincoln and Irving Berlin. [Limited gold colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Cody Jinks – Less Wise: Modified Reissue 2017 CD (Cody Jinks Music)

A remixed and remastered version of Jinks’ 2010 album, which includes a couple of alternative takes of original songs and a cover of Hank Jr.’s “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound.”

Juicy J – Rubba Band Business: The Album CD (Sony)

The fourth studio album by the rapper features guest appearances from Travis Scott, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign, and Offset, among others.

Kendrick Lamar – Damn [Collector’s Edition] CD (Aftermath)

Includes new cover art and a revised (reversed) track list. “I think like a week after the album came out, [fans] realized you can play the album backwards…It plays as a full story and even a better rhythm… It’s something that we definitely premeditate while we’re in the studio,” Kendrick said to MTV. “I don’t think the story necessarily changes, I think the feel changes…The initial vibe listening from the top all the way to the bottom is…this aggression and this attitude. You know, ‘DNA,’ and exposing who I really am. You listen from the back end, and it’s almost the duality and the contrast of the intricate Kendrick Lamar. Both of these pieces are who I am.”

Lando Chill – Boy Who Spoke To The Wind CD/LP (Mello Music)

Lando Chill is a warrior-poet, a man with one ear to Mother Nature and one to the plight of humankind. Lando wants to bring the issues of political freedom, police brutality and giving a voice to marginalized communities to the national conversation. Inspired by the Paulo Coelho book, The Alchemist, Lando’s new album is about transformation, personally and spiritually.

L’Orange – The Ordinary Man CD (Mello Music)

Known for his early 20th century inspired style and stripped down jazz influence, L’Orange’s solo work is often very personal and intimate and the new album is no different. Although mostly instrumental, there are vocal features from underground legends like Del The Funky Homosapien, Blu, Elzhi and Oddisee, as well as up and coming artists like Koreatown Oddity, Chuuwee and Solemn Brigham. [Vinyl edition due December 22.]

Johnny Mathis – The Voice of Romance: The Columbia Original Album Collection 68xCD (Sony Legacy)

An expansive look at all the original albums that Johnny has recorded throughout his illustrious career. Featuring 67 original remastered albums on CD plus his recently released album Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook, this collection is housed in a lift-off box and each box comes with a numbered certificate hand-signed by Johnny himself plus a 200-page booklet with liner notes and rare photos.

  1. Michelle – Kimberly: The People I Used To Know CD (Atlantic)

New album from the Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta star. Each of the songs on Kimberly: The People I Used To Know is about someone who she’s met during her life’s journey and how it’s left a mark on her.

Gary Moore – Blues And Beyond 4xCD/4xLP (Sanctuary)

A remarkable quadruple disc collection of Moore’s powerful and emotive blues studio recordings.

Nocturnal Graves – Satan’s Cross [Reissue/2017] CD/LP+10” (Season Of Mist)

Rising from the depths of Australia’s untamed extreme metal scene, and counting current and former members of Destroyer 666, Denouncement Pyre and more among its ranks, Nocturnal Graves carved out a bloody and blasphemous path through the underground. Their 2007 debut album Satan’s Cross, a fierce and feral black thrash attack, is now reissued with five bonus tracks.

Oddisee & The Good Compny – Beneath The Surface CD (Mello Music)

A live version of the critically acclaimed 2017 album The Iceberg. “Oddisee… has never shied away from big-picture questions about race, politics, wealth, religion and love in his music.” — NPR [Vinyl edition due December 22.]

Red Death – Formidable Darkness CD (Triple B.)

“Red Death has been heirs to the proudest of traditions in the heavy-music underground, and with Formidable Darkness they’ve fulfilled their immense promise — just in time for the world’s ignominious end.” [Vinyl edition due January 5.]

The Searchers – Another Night: The Sire Recordings 1979-1981 2xCD (Omnivore)

British Invasion favorites The Searchers had an artistic renaissance when they were signed in 1979 to Seymour Stein’s Sire Records for a pair of LPs combining their trademark sound with an edgier, power-pop style. Now, all of the band’s Sire recordings (including songs and alternate mixes only released in international territories, B-sides, and a previously unreleased outtake) have been remastered and collected on two CDs.

Shovels & Rope – Busted Jukebox: Volume 2 CD (New West)

The second installment of the collaborative effort between the critically acclaimed duo and some of their favorite musicians and friends. Busted Jukebox: Volume 2 again finds the band covering well-known songs or tracks they have either performed or arranged with other artists in the past. Features collaborations with Brandi Carlile, John Moreland, Hayes Carll, Nicole Atkins, Rhett Miller and more. [180gm vinyl edition due February 9.]

Shpongle – Codex VI CD/3xLP (Twisted)

Sixth studio album from the psybient (a genre combining world music with psychedelic trance and ambient) pioneers.

Barbara Streisand – The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! CD/2xCD (Sony)

Highlights from Streisand’s triumphant concert tour of the same name in 2016. Available in two versions: a regular single disc album of concert highlights, and a deluxe double-disc set featuring the entire concert performance and all of Barbra’s dialogue including her reflections on making some of this music, her film career, and what it was like to make her most recent # 1 album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.

Swingin’ Utters – Drowning In The Sea, Rising With The Sun CD/2xLP (Fat Wreck Chords)

This 33-song anthology serves as a testament to the Utters’ peerless punk rock attack.

Chris Thile – Thanks For Listening CD (Nonesuch)

New studio recordings of ten songs originally written as Songs Of The Week on A Prairie Home Companion. Thile manned almost all of the stringed instruments on Thanks For Listening and is joined by guest singers Sarah Jarosz, Gaby Moreno, and Aoife O’Donovan. “Right now, with how easy it is to be the talker on social media, how hard it is to maintain focus or give something enough attention to appreciate it, we’re in a place where listening is a precious commodity,” says Thile. “Thanks For Listening is a celebration of people who haven’t switched off, despite being given every reason to do so.” [Vinyl edition due December 15.]

War Of Ages – Alpha CD (Facedown)

War Of Ages’ convictions are as deeply rooted in strength through spirit as their music is based in intensely heavy but melodic and catchy metal and hardcore. [Vinyl edition due January 5.]

Jimmy Webb – Angel Heart [Reissue/1982] CD (Real Gone Music)

35th Anniversary Edition. Author of such songs as “Galveston,” “Wichita Lineman,” and “Up, Up and Away,” Jimmy Webb is one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, but his solo album releases have never caught fire commercially. His ill-fated, overlooked 1982 album, Angel Heart, has been remastered and expanded for a new generation of listeners.

Wiki – No Mountains In Manhattan CD/2xLP (XL)

Wiki’s anticipated debut album, following his lauded membership in Ratking, sees him pushing himself into the spotlight as the voice of a new generation of New York City hip-hop. No Mountains In Manhattan is a journey through the trials and tribulations of a coming to age experience in New York’s most populated borough. The album is New York to the core – featuring local emcees, from legend to novice. “His love letter to the city, No Mountains In Manhattan is the most New York-ass sounding rap record all year.” — Pigeons And Planes

Yob – The Great Cessation [Reissue/2009] CD/2xLP (Relapse)

Originally released in 2009, the trio’s fifth full-length record is a master lesson in cosmic doom. Ebbing and flowing between thunderous, skull-splitting riffage and rhythm to meditative moments of introspective psychedelia, The Great Cessation is an essential piece in the pantheon of Yob’s illustrious output. This definitive edition has been completely remastered by Heba Kadry (The Mars Volta, Diamanda Galas, Slowdive) and includes stunning new artwork.

Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes [Reissue/2014] CD/LP (XL)

The Radiohead frontman’s second solo album reissued on CD and heavyweight 180gm white vinyl, housed within heavy white board inner and outer sleeves.

DVDs + Blu-ray:

Count Basie – At Carnegie Hall DVD (S’More Entertainment)

One of his last televised performances, recorded on March 20, 1981.

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:


The Album Leaf – An Orchestrated Rise To Fall [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Eastern Glow Recordings)

The Album Leaf – One Day I’ll Be On Time [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Eastern Glow Recordings)

Limited colored vinyl reissues of The Album Leaf’s first two records. “When Jimmy LaValle isn’t contributing to Tristeza, San Diego’s artful torrent of noise, he is composing more introspective works as The Album Leaf. A veteran of such esteemed San Diego hardcore outfits as Swing Kids, The Locust, and Gogogo Airheart, LaValle shows his calm, quiet side with these mostly instrumental songs built from soothing, shimmering layers of synthesizer, guitar, strings, and percussion that fall over each other like waterfalls tumbling into murky, rippling pools.”

Amon Amarth – Twilight Of The Thunder God [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Metal Blade)

In the spring of 2008, Amon Amarth returned to producer Jens Bogren’s studio in Rebro to record the mighty Twilight of the Thunder God. “Jens gave us new ideas and perspectives about song writing and sound,” explains vocalist Johan Hegg. Amon Amarth’s songs became more varied than ever as a result here, incorporating the roots of death metal as well as showing an openness towards different styles.

Babylon A.D. – Revelation Highway LP (Vinyl Eck)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The fourth studio album from Babylon A.D. – 10 tracks of the energetic classic hard rock the band is known for.

Bad Books – Bad Books [Reissue/2010] LP (Triple Crown)

A true accident if there ever was one; Bad Books was never an intended nor calculated side project of Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull. Though the two musicians have collaborated and performed together on tour and within the Favorite Gentlemen community of artists for years, the genesis of Bad Books came from a simple idea to fill space and time off the road by collaborating on a small batch of songs together. Their collectable 2010 debut LP has been reissued on vinyl.

Peter Matthew Bauer – Mount Qaf (Divine Love) LP (Fortune Tellers Music)

The second LP from Peter Matthew Bauer (of The Walkmen) is an album of esoteric love songs: strange and primitive rock & roll performances each filled with a desperate, skeptical and highly personal form of mysticism driven by the artists own synchronistic outlook on life.

Beastie Boys – The In Sound From Way Out [Reissue/1996] LP (Capitol)

Beastie Boys – To The Five Boroughs [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Capitol)

Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (Capitol)

Back on vinyl.

Belle and Sebastian – How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1) 12”+MP3 (Matador)

The first installment of three new EPs. The How To Solve Our Human Problems EP project is the latest installment in a career that has always pursued a singular and delightful vision of what pop represents and what it can achieve, a career that has seen them triumph against the odds to win a Brit award, be one of the first bands to curate their own festival, and play at the London residence of the US ambassador. Belle and Sebastian’s new music has the timeless blend of joy and melancholy that has always characterized them.

Big Head Todd and The Monsters – New World Arisin’ LP (Big)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 11th album from Colorado band.

Bolt Thrower – The IVth Crusade [Reissue/1992] LP (Earache)

Full dynamic range vinyl pressing of the fourth studio LP from the British death metal legends.

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown – Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown LP (Spinefarm)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. After carving out a fervent fan base and drawing widespread critical acclaim with their heady, high-voltage brand of guitar-driven rock, shooting from both hip and heart, Nashville’s Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown unleash their self-produced second album mixed by John Fields (Soul Asylum, Paul Westerberg).

Califone – Heron King Blues [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Dead Oceans)

Long out-of-print vinyl reissue of Califone’s critically acclaimed 2004 full-length album complete with a bonus LP featuring unreleased tracks. For this recording, the band set out to make a record like Captain Beefheart’s Mirror Man, entering the studio with a blank canvas and laying things down quickly. The resulting songs combine the bands more pop-oriented qualities alongside their more spaced out ethereal thoughts.

Glen Campbell – Adiós 2xLP (UMe)

Released last June, Glen Campbell’s final studio album is now available as a double-LP set featuring a 16 track greatest hits album.

Brandi Carlile – Live At Benaroya Hall With The Seattle Symphony [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (Dualtone)

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile performs alongside the Seattle Symphony Orchestra on Live At Benaroya Hall. The orchestra adds new depth to some of Carlile’s well-known songs including “The Story,” “Turpentine” and “Shadow on the Wall,” among others. The performance also includes Carlile and the orchestra’s spin on Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and more.

Celldweller – Celldweller [2003] 2xLP (FiXT)

At the dawn of the new millennium, songwriter, producer, and multi- instrumentalist Klayton created Celldweller, a ground-breaking aural entity for the next age. Thriving on originality, Celldweller cross-bred electronic styles such as drum ‘n’ bass and psy-trance with modern alternative rock and metal on his self-titled debut, which is available for the first time on limited 180gm limited edition vinyl.

Benjamin Clementine – I Tell A Fly 2xLP (Virgin)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Mercury-winner has swerved the mainstream and made an avant garde concept album about Aleppo, the refugee crisis and two flies in love. “I Tell A Fly delights in making its listener feel as disorientated and confused as the characters that inhabit its songs: occupants of the Calais jungle, bullied children, residents of Aleppo, migrants struggling off the coast of Sicily. Lovely tunes are briefly dangled in front of you then snatched away. Wildly contrasting pieces of music crash into each other without warning. Lyrics come packed with knotty, repetitious word-games.” – The Guardian

The Dark Element – The Dark Element LP (Vinyl Eck)

The Dark Element is a new musical project fronted by the former Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon together with Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen – two talents of the European metal scene.

Kevin Devine – Make The Clocks Move [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Triple Crown)

Originally released in 2003, Make The Clocks Move is the second studio album from Brooklyn, NY-based singer/songwriter Kevin Devine. The album was his first to be produced by frequent collaborators Chris Bracco and Mike Skinner who are also members of his band here, playing bass and drums respectively. The album finds Devine planting the seeds of the political/introspective songwriting style and heartbreaking arrangements that he would go on to cultivate on subsequent releases. This new colored vinyl reissue presents a remastered edition of the album with a pair of bonus tracks and liner notes from Devine and Jesse Lacey of Brand New.

Chris Difford – Chris To The Mill (The Solo Albums) 3xLP (Demon/Edsel)

Triple vinyl LP set containing the Squeeze member’s three original solo albums. Chris Difford’s place in the pantheon of great English songwriters is assured – surely nearly everyone can sing along to at least one Squeeze song. So, in the wake of the success of the first new Squeeze album in 17 years, 2015’s Cradle To The Grave, now is the time to re-visit Difford’s three solo albums: I Didn’t Get Where I Am Today (2002), The Last Temptation Of Chris (2008) and Cashmere If You Can (2011), gathered together in one box.

Bob Dylan – Love And Theft [Reissue/2001] 2xLP+MP3 (Sony Legacy/Columbia)

Vinyl reissue of Dylan’s thirty-first studio album.

Entombed – Wolverine’s Blues [Reissue/1993] LP (Earache)

Full dynamic range vinyl edition of the classic third album from the Swedish death metal legends.

Evanescence – Synthesis 2xLP (BMG Rights Management)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Reworked versions of previous material with an orchestral arrangement and electronica music elements, in addition to two new songs.

Four Tet – New Energy 2xLP (Temporary Residence)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Four Tet expands on the new age meditations of his recent singles with a freshly focused New Energy. Fully formed within the endlessly possible creative confines of Ableton Live, New Energy follows on from 2015’s Morning / Evening and features contributions from Tom Baker and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. Mixing his usual classic trip-hop leanings with a digitized melodic and at times melancholic edge, New Energy neatly pulls together the lighter ends of Beautiful Rewind’s house moves and Morning / Evening‘s lush atmospherics.

Stan Getz – Bossa Nova Years 5xLP (Verve)

A collection of Getz’s best-loved albums on 180gm vinyl in sleeves featuring their original artwork. Stan Getz was an American jazz saxophonist. Getz performed in bebop and cool jazz groups. Influenced by João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim, he popularized bossa nova in America with the hit single “The Girl from Ipanema” (1964).

Greta Van Fleet – Black Smoke Rising 12” (Republic/Lava Music)

A tasty slab of rock ‘n’ roll the way it was always meant to be – loaded with bravado, flair, and a righteous attitude of defiance.

Charles Hayward/Thurston Moore – Improvisations LP (Care In Community)

Earlier in 2017 iconic artists Charles Hayward (This Heat) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) spent an afternoon improvising. Charles Hayward on drums and Thurston Moore on guitar. This LP is the result.

H.E.R. – H.E.R. 2xLP (RCA)

Vinyl edition of the 2016 release from R&B/soul singer/songwriter Gabi Wilson, better known by her stage name H.E.R. (acronym for “Having Everything Revealed”).

Ian Hunter and The Rant Band – Greatest Hits Live In London LP (Secret)

Ian Hunter, recorded live in 2004, now available on vinyl. Includes special guests Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) and Brian May (Queen) on the track “All The Way From Memphis.”

Imagine Dragons – Imagine Dragons 4xLP (Interscope)

All previously released Imagine Dragons full-length albums on vinyl plus the Continued Silence EP which is available on the format for the first time exclusive to this box set. Includes: Continued Silence EP (2012), Night Visions (2012), Smoke + Mirrors (2015) and Evolve (2017).

Jóhann Jóhannsson – IBM 1401- A User’s Manual [2006] 2xLP+MP3 (4AD)

First-time vinyl edition of the Iceland composer’s 2006 album – expanded with a D-side of live versions of Part 1 and Part 5.

Kali Masi – Wind Instrument LP (Take This To Heart)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “Kali Masi carved out a sonic space between the urgency of the punk and hardcore bands that were our foundation and the Midwestern Emo breeze that was sweeping through our towns at the time. But, we wanted to be a counterpoint for the evergreen music scene that thrives in Chicago; to move with the current but never float on the surface. To write as many songs as we could in ways that we hadn’t heard before. So, we dug in our heels and started pushing” says singer/guitarist Sam Porter on where their sound for their debut LP Wind Instrument comes from.”

Kindling – Hush LP (6131)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Started as the recording project of Stephen Pierce and Gretchen Williams in 2014, Kindling has evolved into a full-fledged band through a previous full-length and a prolific series of EPs that would hone their dreamy lo-fi beginnings into a muscular wall of sound. While much of Kindling’s work could be given the shoegaze tag, the band always hinted at something broader and more immediate amongst the fuzz. With new album Hush the band has achieved a unique blend of crushing guitars and undeniable melodies that is sure to appeal to shoegaze fans.

Leadbelly – A Celebration: Classic Sides 1934-1944 LP (JSP)

Early tracks from the country-blues-folk icon.

Henry Mancini – Mommie Dearest – Music From The Motion Picture LP (Real Gone Music)

First ever vinyl release of Mancini’s score to Christina Crawford’s controversial memoir about the abuse she suffered at the hands of mother Joan. Pressed on “very, very clean” white vinyl.

Sarah McLachlan – Surfacing [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Analogue Productions)

200gm gatefold double LP cut at 45rpm. Three of Sarah McLachlan’s biggest pop hits mark her fourth studio album, Surfacing. Released in July 1997, just as the first Lilith Fair tour hit the road, McLachlan benefitted enormously from the timing.

Mercyless – Coloured Funeral [Reissue/1993] CD/LP (Xenocorp)

CD and yellow colored vinyl reissue of a cult French death metal classic.

Morrissey – Low In High School LP (BMG)

Limited yellow (Japanese version) and blue (French version) vinyl pressings now available. On his eleventh studio effort, Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever as he captures the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.

Motion City Soundtrack – Even If It Kills Me [Reissue/2007] LP (Epitaph)

A smart, catchy album filled with infectious songs from start to finish, this 10th Anniversary edition of Even If It Kills Me features a second LP with fourteen additional tracks, including acoustic versions, B-sides, live recordings and demos which have never before been available on vinyl. [Limited light blue colored pressing also available.]

Movements – Feel Something LP (Fearless)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Southern California four-piece, Movements, brings a nostalgic yet refreshing touch to today’s post-hardcore/emo revival. [Swamp green and pink colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik – Resolution LP (Mello Music Group)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The first full-length from Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) in a dozen years reflects the struggles and near-death sagas that struck them. Music from deep in the trenches, songs that confront the blitzkrieg of bad news but offer light at the end of the bombardment. Pressed on clear vinyl with smoke colored splatters.

Oddisee – The Iceberg LP (Mello Music Group)

Released last March on CD – now available on vinyl. The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee’s new album, The Iceberg, is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. The album is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: How we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, go-go, gospel, thick R&B and hard beats, The Iceberg is a timely, poetic statement. The album was recorded and produced by Oddisee at his own studio in Brooklyn, made with live instrumentation performed by Oddisee and members of his band, Good Company.

Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream LP (Mello Music)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Open Mike Eagle’s newest album is a masterpiece mural drawn in sidewalk chalk. Brick Body Kids Still Daydream addresses gentrification, culture and family. A multi-talented performer, the comedian, artist and rapper approaches music with a postmodern approach, making the audience look at themselves through the lens of his art. “Motor-mouthed rapper Open Mike Eagle has gotten raves for albums that explore the comedy of neurosis. His new one, easily his headiest, is a concept LP built around Chicago’s Robert Taylor Homes, a famously mismanaged housing project destroyed 10 years ago. Eagle impressionistically inserts himself into events real and imagined. ‘We live in a space that should have never existed,’ he raps. The results add a historical angle to hip-hop’s powerful mix of the personal and political.” — Rolling Stone

Pink Cream 69 – Headstrong LP (Vinyl Eck)

Headstrong marks the 30th Anniversary of these German hard rockers.

Primal Fear – Best Of Fear 2xLP (Vinyl Eck)

New compilation from German heavy metal masters.

Arum Rae – Sub Rosa LP+MP3 (Secret Road Music Services)

Manhattan-based indie/soul artist Arum Rae follows-up her 2016 EP Loners with a new unplugged album. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Rammstein – Herzeleid [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Island)

Rammstein – Sehnsucht [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Island)

Rammstein – Mutter [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Island)

Rammstein – Reise, Reise [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Island)

Rammstein – Rosenrot [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Island)

Rammstein – Liebe Ist Für Alle Da [Reissue/2009] 2xLP (Island)

Limited vinyl reissues of the first six albums from the German industrial metal band.

Lionel Richie – Lionel Richie [Reissue/1982] LP (Motown)

Lionel Richie – Can’t Slow Down [Reissue/1983] LP (Motown)

Lionel Richie – Dancing On The Ceiling [Reissue/1986] LP (Motown)

Vinyl reissues of the pop/soul singer/songwriter’s first three solo albums.

RJD2/The Insane Warrior – Fiends b/w Familiar 7” (RJ’s Electrical Connections)

Split single from acclaimed Columbus, OH producer RJD2 and his instrumental side project The Insane Warrior, which takes its inspiration from late ’70s/early ’80s horror and sci-fi films.

Sect – No Cure For Death LP (Southern Lord)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Comprised of an international cast of scene veterans, who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes, Sect unites vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Burning Love, Left For Dead), guitarists James Chang (Catharsis, Undying) and Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance), bassist Steve Hart (Day Of Suffering), and drummer Andy Hurley (Racetraitor, Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things). The result of these musicians’ alignment is a caustic, riotous, belligerent style of vile hardcore fed by a boundless well of socio-political vitriol.

Sevendust – Sevendust [1997] LP (TVT)

First-time vinyl release of the self-titled debut album by the alternative metal giants.

Jeff Scott Soto – Retribution LP (Vinyl Eck)

New release from the melodic hard rocker.

Soundtrack – Harry Potter Soundtracks I-V 10xLP+MP3 (Atlantic)

A limited edition boxed set that features the soundtracks to the series’ first five films pressed on vinyl picture discs. Each soundtrack is contained in a gatefold sleeve that is die-cut on both sides. The images used for the picture discs are stills taken from the related films. The one exception is Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix, which also features an etching on the last side of the LP.

Soundtrack – The Rise of the Synths The Rise Of The Synths [OST] 2xLP (Lakeshore)

Purple colored vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to the documentary about ’80s retro electronic music, ’80s nostalgia, and the synthwave music scene. Includes tracks by Gunship, Carpenter Brut, Com Truise, and more.

Soundtrack – Sleepless In Seattle [Reissue/1993] LP (Real Gone Music)

“Stardust” blue colored vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to the 1993 romcom.

The Specials – The Specials [Reissue/1979] LP (Chrysalis)

The Specials – More Specials [Reissue/1980] LP (Chrysalis)

True innovators of the punk era, The Specials began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk’s energy and attitude, and taking on a more focused and informed political and social stance than their predecessors and peers. Their first two albums have been reissued on 180gm vinyl.

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell Live LP (Asthmatic Kitty)

Limited edition transparent yellow colored vinyl pressing of Stevens’ November 9, 2015 performance at North Charleston Performing Arts Center in South Carolina.

George Strait – Ocean Front Property [Reissue/1987] LP (MCA Nashville)

Vinyl reissue of the seventh studio album by the country music icon.

Tash Sultana – Notion LP (Mom & Pop Music)

Released last February on CD – now available on limited green colored vinyl. “Tash’s carefully crafted, edgy, multi-instrumental pieces featuring beat boxing, unique guitar work and percussion styled finger tapping, has left sold out audiences in awe.”

Ebo Taylor and The Pelikans – Ebo Taylor and The Pelikans LP (Mr. Bongo)

Ebo Taylor is a legendary guitarist, composer, arranger and producer from Accra, Ghana. A leading light of Ghanaian music since the 1960’s, Taylor is still touring and recording, and at the age of 80 will be releasing a studio album in 2018. For Ebo Taylor and The Pelikans, Ebo joined forces with 12-piece band The Pelikans – from the Cape Coast region of Ghana – led by Bessa Simmona, with rhythm guitarist Fifi Orleans Lindsay. A genuine ‘holy-grail’ of Ghanaian music and one of Ebo’s most saught-after.

Robin Trower – Bridge Of Sighs [Reissue/1974] LP (Chrysalis)

Robin Trower spent the early ’60s playing guitar in various London-based outfits, the most successful one being the R&B group the Paramounts. Tower received his big break when he joined Procol Harum. While Procol Harum helped launch Trower’s career, the guitarist realized there was limited space for his guitar work, and eventually left for a solo career. Bridge Of Sighs is his second solo album.

Various Artists – Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen LP )The Royal Potato Family)

A a concert featuring dozens of singers, songwriters and musicians, including Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter, Will Sheff (Okkervil River), Amy Helm, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Elvis Perkins, Holly Miranda, Joan As Police Woman, Delicate Steve, and many more.

Dinah Washington – The Divine Miss Dinah Washington 5xLP (Verve)

A collection of Washington’s best-loved albums on 180gm vinyl in sleeves featuring their original artwork. Dinah Washington was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as “the most popular black female recording artist of the ’50s”.

Rob Wasserman – Duets [Reissue/1988] 2xLP (Analogue Productions)

This charming 1988 collection of distinct duets finds bass aficionado Rob Wasserman joined by revered vocalists like Aaron Neville, Rickie Lee Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Lou Reed, Jennifer Warnes, Dan Hicks, Cheryl Bentyne and Stephane Grappelli.

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New Releases for December 1, 2017 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:17:34 +0000 CDs + Vinyl: Action Bronson – Blue Chips 7000 CD (Atlantic) Bronsolino is getting back to basics with the style of Queens rap that brought him to the forefront of hip-hop five years ago. Guests include Rick Ross, Meyhem Lauren, Jah Tiger, and Big Body Bes. Brix & The Extricated – Part 2 CD/LP+MP3 (Blang) […]

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CDs + Vinyl:

Action Bronson – Blue Chips 7000 CD (Atlantic)

Bronsolino is getting back to basics with the style of Queens rap that brought him to the forefront of hip-hop five years ago. Guests include Rick Ross, Meyhem Lauren, Jah Tiger, and Big Body Bes.

Brix & The Extricated – Part 2 CD/LP+MP3 (Blang)

Formed by the visionary Brix Smith Start (vocals/guitar) and legendary bass player Stephen Hanley, Brix & the Extricated also features Paul Hanley on drums, which reignites the Hanley Brother powerhouse rhythm section. The addition of Steve Trafford on guitar has brought together these influential, former members of The Fall. Completing the line-up is hugely talented Irish guitarist Jason Brown. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Blutengel – Black CD (Out Of Line)

The dark pop anthem “Black,” off the album Leitbild is the title track and starting point for Blutengel’s brand-new mini-album, which also contains five new and previously unreleased songs from the Berlin-based group.

Danielle Bradbery – I Don’t Believe We’ve Met CD (BMX)

Multi-faceted artist Danielle Bradbery steps out and into her own with an album that infuses her pop, R&B, soul and country influences. The Texas-native got her start as the winner of Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice, where she soon found success with her singles “The Heart Of Dixie” and “Young In America” off her 2013 self-titled album.

Grayson Capps – Scarlett Roses CD/LP (The Royal Potato Family)

Scarlett Roses is the acclaimed Alabama songwriter’s sixth studio album and his first solo release in six years. Throughout the collection, Capps showcases the kind of understated brilliance that can blossom when creativity is detached from expectation, when songs are truly given the space and time to find their writer.

Causa Sui – Vibraciones Doradas CD/LP (El Paraiso)

New album from the Danish instrumental psych-rock/stoner rock band. Vintage Sabbath-isms filtered through a distinctively post-modern ethos. [Limited mint green colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Dark Fortress – Tales From Eternal Dusk CD/LP (Century Media)

Reissue of the German melodic black metal band.

The Darkside – Complete Studio Masters 5xCD (Acid Ray/Media Roscom Productions)

Legendary indie space rockers Sterling Roswell and Pete Bassman of Spacemen 3 return as The Darkside after a 23-year hiatus with a five CD box set of remasters, remixes, and demos.

Deuce – Invincible CD (Better Noise)

Second studio album by former Hollywood Undead member.

The Faceless – In Becoming A Ghost CD (Sumerian)

A tasteful blend of eerie melodies and harmonies combined with fast-paced drums and blast beats.

Ella Fitzgerald – Ella At Zardi’s CD (Verve)

Archive live release from the jazz legend. Ella At Zardi’s is a previously unreleased live album recorded at the famed nightclub on February 2, 1956 – two days before the sessions for Verve’s first official LP release, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook.

FM Belfast – Island Broadcast CD/LP (World Champion)

FM Belfast is an electro-pop band from Reykjavík, Iceland. Island Broadcast features “11 intimate stories to dance to. It’s like you’ve been invited to a Cabin Fever Dance Party in their living room. The lyrics are about bliss, euphoria, trying to be a human in this strange world, friendship, of loss and growing up.”

Nick Garrie – The Moon & The Village CD/LP+CD (Tapete)

“One of the great names of long-forgotten, out-of-print psych folk is back with a new record. Nick Garrie, the Yorkshire troubadour whose uber-rare 1969 debut The Nightmare Of JB Stanislas is one of the most sought-after original presses in British music, has been experiencing a gradual (re-)integration into the collective consciousness for some ten years, ranging from reissues, festivals and hipster endorsements to a brand new album in 2009, 49 Arlington Gardens. Now comes Garrie’s third full-length collection of songs, recorded with Elephant Six alumnus Gary Olson.” [8/10] – Loud And Quiet

Andy Grammer – The Good Parts CD (S-Curve)

Third album from the country pop singer/songwriter.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Book Of Sound CD (Honest Jon’s)

With its cathedral-like, richly resonant acoustics, Book Of Sound is a brilliant expression of this interplanetary principle. The album is by turns urgent and contemplative, funky and reflective, varied in its textures; but entirely of one piece. Underpinned by concepts of earth’s place in the cosmos, held in place by meditation, swirling with notions of history, science, theology, ancestry, there is a rich conceptual brew here.

Irreversible Entanglements – Irreversible Entanglements CD/LP (International Anthem)

Irreversible Entanglements is a liberation-oriented free jazz collective formed in early 2015 by saxophonist Keir Neuringer, poet Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother) and bassist Luke Stewart, who came together to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event organized after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the NYPD. Months later the group added trumpeter Aquiles Navarro and drummer Tcheser Holmes (a duo who also performed at the MAPB event) for a single day of recording at Seizure’s Palace in Brooklyn, and the full quintet’s first time playing together was captured for this debut.

Darius Koski – What Was Once Is By And Gone CD/LP (Fat Wreck Chords)

For nearly three decades Darius Koski has built an impressive body of work as a member of the Swingin’ Utters and Filthy Thieving Bastards, as well as launching a solo career a couple years back with Sisu. And now, he’s adding to that canon with What Was Once Is By And Gone, his second solo record. Where Sisu dripped with Koski’s Americana influences, What Was Once Is By And Gone is an even more eclectic batch. You can see the mark of such artists as The Kinks, Leonard Cohen, and even the dark, unsettling works of Nick Cave present this time around.

Miguel – War & Leisure CD (RCA)

Miguel incorporates R&B, funk, hip hop, rock and electronic styles into his music, and has been compared to vocalists Babyface and Prince. His new album includes the singles “Told You So” and “Sky Walker” featuring Travis Scott.

Morbid Angel – Kingdoms Disdained CD/LP+MP3/6×7”+CD (Silver Lining Music)

The forefathers of death metal music return with their ninth studio album. Wrapped in a thick wall of death metal sound, Kingdoms Disdained was recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, FL and produced by Morbid Angel with Erik Rutan (produced albums by Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, Six Feet Under, Belphegor and many more). [Limited Super Deluxe edition featuring a 7” leatherette book with six 7” vinyl discs housed in pocket with alternating artwork pages, all housed in a custom-made cube box including a digipak of the demo recordings for the album tracks and more, also available.]

Van Morrison – Versatile CD/2xLP+MP3 (Legacy)

Following the success of his 37th studio album Roll With The Punches, Van Morrison returns in the same calendar year with his 38th. While Roll With The Punches saw Van revisit many of the definitive rhythm and blues records that have stayed with him all his life, the Belfast Cowboy’s latest album sees him delve further back into recorded music’s archives to interpret some of the 20th century’s greatest vocal jazz standards. Across Versatile’s 16 tracks, Van interprets some of the very building blocks of modern music in his own utterly unique style. As well as songs originally made famous by the likes of Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, The Righteous Brothers, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole, Versatile features six new Van compositions, including “Broken Record” – a timeless piece of late-night swing.

Nupraptor – The Heresiarch CD (Shadow Kingdom)

Debut album from the Baltimore old-school doom metal outfit.

Operation Mindcrime – A New Reality CD (Frontiers)

The third and final chapter in the musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate. [Vinyl edition due December 15.]

The Alan Parson’s Project – Eye In The Sky [Reissue/1982] 3xCD+Blu-ray Audio+2xLP (Sony Legacy)

This 35th anniversary collector’s box set includes the original album expanded with bonus tracks, a CD of Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diaries, a third CD of previously unreleased bonus material, 5.1 surround sound and stereo HD version of the original album on Blu-ray audio). Also included are two vinyl LPs (the original album newly struck at half speed on four sides at 45rpm), a flexi-disc replica of an original 1982 promo, a 60-page hardback book featuring newly-written essays, interviews, and photos, and more.

The Penguin Café Orchestra – Union Café [Reissue/1993] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Erased Tapes)

The Penguin Café Orchestra was arguably the ultimate word of mouth group. But those who manage to stumble upon their richly melodic and utterly uplifting music invariably respond by asking, where has this music been all my life? Quickly followed by, which album should I buy first? How about 1993’s Union Café, a sprawling, diverse collection that could be the Penguin Cafe Orchestra’s White Album. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Pitbull – Greatest Hits CD (RCA)

New best-of collection from the rapper. Alongside his more popular songs, this set includes the new track “Jungle,” with Stereotypes featuring E-40 and Abraham Mateo.

Gregory Porter – Nat King Cole & Me CD/2xLP (Blue Note)

Deluxe edition featuring three bonus tracks. Gregory Porter’s third Blue Note album is a heartfelt tribute to his idol, the legendary singer, pianist and Capitol recording artist Nat King Cole.

Pretenders – Alone 2xCD (BMG Rights Management)

Deluxe edition of the 2016 album from Chrissie Hynde & Co., produced by Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) featuring a cameo from guitar legend Duane Eddy. Reissued with a bonus 15-track live CD.

Prettiest Eyes – Pools CD/LP (Castle Face)

“They are captivating, they are odd, they make strange and interesting choices. Futuristic and yet drawn from the same sonic sludge that all mankind derives from, they live and breathe early Los Angeles-punk vibes while still innovating at every turn. There is electricity in this sound, they simply rule and what a pleasure to hear Pools doesn’t stray far from what makes them just melt it in person. Recorded perfectly to harness the animal on a nice inanimate slab of plastic you can take home. For fans of Screamers, Suicide, Chrome, and yes, a hint of a down unda Birthday Party.” – John Dwyer

Prins Thomas – Prins Thomas 5 CD/2xLP (Prins Thomas Musikk)

Thomas’ first release on his own label was written after 2016’s ambient album Principe Del Norte and at the same time as his collaborative album with Bjørn Torske, Square One. It was inspired by Teenage Fanclub, a bout with bronchitis, Plaid, American jazz guitarist Pet Metheny, and homesickness on the road. [Vinyl edition features hi-quality art with gold print and black poly-lined inner sleeves.]

Minnie Riperton – Perfect Angel [Reissue/1974] 2xCD (Capitol)

Deluxe edition of Minnie Riperton’s 1974 album which features the global No. 1 hit, “Lovin’ You.” This Deluxe Edition includes 11 bonus tracks, featuring extended or alternate versions of each album cut, plus the single mix of “Lovin’ You” and a track not included on the LP. One bonus track is a duet version of “Take A Little Trip” with Stevie Wonder.

The Rolling Stones – On Air CD2xCD/2xLP (UMe)

On Air is a collection of rarely heard radio recordings from the Stones formative years. The songs including eight tracks the band have never recorded or released commercially, were originally broadcast on UK shows such as Saturday Club, and Top Gear between 1963 and 1965. The tapes have gone through the “audio source separation” process. [CD is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Regular includes 17 tracks while the Deluxe includes 32 tracks. Vinyl edition features 32.]

Rush – A Farewell To Kings [Reissue/1977] 3xCD/3xCD+Blu-ray Audio+4xLP/4xLP (Mercury)

This 40th Anniversary edition features the 2015 remaster of the classic album, expanded with the complete Hammersmith Odeon February 1978 show, and additional bonus tracks includes four cover songs from Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews & Alain Johannes along with a studio outtake of the spacey sound effects from “Cygnus X-1” called “Cygnus X-2 Eh.” [Super Deluxe box set adds a Blu-ray audio disc and the four-LP pressing.]

Saxon – Decade Of The Eagle CD/LP/4xLP (Union Square)

New compilation spanning the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneer’s first nine albums (1977-1988). All tracks remastered 2009-2010. [180gm vinyl pressing also available. Deluxe four-LP vinyl set also available.]

Spiritualized – F**ked Up Inside [Reissue/1993] CD (Glass Redux)

Reissue of the of Spiritualized 1993 live album, recorded at the Crest Theatre in San Diego and the Hollywood Palladium in L.A. on November 19th and 21st in 1992, on their North American “Rollercoaster” tour with the The Jesus And Mary Chain and Curve.

Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 2 CD/LP (Mercury Nashville)

Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 2 (the follow-up to From A Room: Volume 1 which was released earlier this year) takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (the capital “A” in From A Room) where it was recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb. Along with Stapleton on vocals and guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar, the album features Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals as well as longtime band-members J.T. Cure on bass and Derek Mixon on drums. In addition to seven songs co-written by Stapleton, the album features versions of Kevin Welch’s “Millionaire” and the Homer Banks/Lester Snell-penned song made famous by Pops Staples, “Friendship.”

STRFKR – Vault Vol. 1-3 3xCD (Polyvinyl)

STRFKR – Vault Vol. 3 LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)

A collection of rare, previously unreleased songs that up until now have never been heard by anyone except STRFKR. The band only exists today because of these recordings. Some of these songs were written for STRFKR albums, some were written before or in-between, but they all played a role and influenced what was released under that name. [Limited colored vinyl pressing of the single-disc Volume 3 also available.]

Tankard – Zombie Attack [Reissue/1986] CD/LP (Noise)

Tankard – Chemical Invasion [Reissue/1987] CD/LP (Noise)

Tankard – The Morning After [Reissue/1988] CD/LP (Noise)

CD and vinyl reissues of the German heavy metal band’s first three albums.

Thor & Friends – Subversive Nature of Kindness CD/LP (Lm Dupli-Cation)

Sophomore effort from the avant-chamber ensemble formed polymath percussionist Thor Harris. The three primary members of the band are Peggy Ghorbani on marimba, Sarah “Goat” Gautier on marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, organ, voice, mellotron and piano, and Harris on sundry percussion and wind instruments, including some of his own devising.

Tony, Caro, and John – All On The First Day [Reissue/1972] CD/LP+CD (Tapete)

Tony & Caro’s voices are the leading hand through the group’s nomadic and shifting song-scape; singing tales of love, youth, and political confusion at a time when the very concept of personal identity was expanding beyond anything it had ever been in prior. While contemporaries such as The Incredible String Band, The Pentangle, and Pearls Before Swine were garnering international recognition and categorization at that time; Tony, Caro, and John evaded being confined to any particular set of expectations or aesthetics. Their songs move fluidly between ballads, protest songs, experimental storytelling, and free-flowing group jams.

Otto A. Totland – _-_ The Lost CD/LP (Sonic Pieces)

A beautiful album of solo piano works from one half of Deaf Center. “Concerned with ‘the constant movement towards fast paced, polluted lives,’ the pianist offers an aural contrast: personal, meditative, and sparse. The beauty of Totland’s solo compositions first became apparent on Pinô back in the winter of 2014; the follow-up possesses a similar beauty. We are the lost; how will we slow down?” – A Closer Listen

Twiztid – Twizted Presents: Year Of The Sword 2xCD (Majik Ninja)

Features tracks from L.A.R.S., Gorilla Voltage, G-Mo Skee, Boondox, Lex The Hex Master, Blaze Ya Dead Homie and more. This double-CD package contains a bonus disc that includes a brand-new song from each artist.

U2 – Songs Of Experience CD (Interscope)

Songs Of Experience is the companion release to 2014’s Songs Of Innocence – the two titles drawing inspiration from a collection of poems Songs Of Innocence And Experience by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake. While Songs Of Innocence charted U2’s earliest influences and experiences in the late- ‘70s and early- ‘80s, Songs Of Experience is a collection of songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people close to Bono’s heart. [The CD is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks and expanded packaging. Also available: A Deluxe colored vinyl edition featuring three bonus tracks as well as a Super Deluxe box set featuring blue colored 180gm vinyl, a copy of the Deluxe CD, a fold-out poster, and a 12-page newspaper housed in a laminated cyan blue rigid box.]

Paul Van Dyk – From Then On CD (Rough Trade)

Over the last 20 years, the term electronic dance music and the name Paul Van Dyk have become all but synonymous. In that time, the Berliner has pioneered sub-genres and through his kinetic on-stage performances, entertained untold millions. He’s written and produced certifiable genre anthems and smash albums and has twice been voted as the world’s #1 DJ. From Then On is his brand-new studio album, following The Politics Of Dancing 3 from 2015

Various Artists – Dancehall: The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture 2xCD/3xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz)

A lightning-flash collection of all-time classic and definitive dancehall classics as well as a

stellar selection of more obscure tracks. Featuring Yellowman, Tenor Saw, Sister Nancy, Ini Kamoze, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Michigan & Smiley, Super Cat, Cutty Ranks, Eek-A- Mouse, Gregory Isaacs and more, this album features non-stop floor-filling party tune rockers throughout.

Various Artists – Beat!Freak! Rare & Obscure British Beat Volume 8 1964-1968 CD (Particles)

A sonic showdown of rare British beat pop pleasures delivered with a whiff of R&B — 20 tracks all recorded between 1964-1968.

Various Artists – Buzzsaw Joint: Cuts 3 & 4 CD (Stag-O-Lee)

Buzzsaw Joint was born of a club offering Londoners the chance to revel in the sounds of good ol’ trashy rock ‘n’ roll in all its vintage vinyl forms. 34 tracks recorded between 1953-1962.

Various Artists – Momentum: 10 Years Of Token CD/3xLP+CD (Token)

Over the last 10 years Token Records has grown steadily, both in size and stylistic breadth. The aptly-titled Momentum comes as a celebration of the close-knit family of artists amassed throughout the label’s running. The record is a fitting collaborative project, with every track on the album produced by two longstanding and well-respected artists from the label’s roster and especially commissioned for the release. This type of collaboration is intended to showcase the specific sound of the label, developed through 10 years of careful curation, as well as bringing out the individual identities of the artists involved. File: Deep Techno.

Various Artists – Upside Down Volume Six: Coloured Dreams From The Underworld 1966-1971 CD (Particles)

A lysergic pop extravaganza featuring original artifacts from the psychedelic age, with 20 flower-power wonders from way down under, all recorded from 1966-1971.

Vono – Dinner Für 2 [Reissue/1982] CD/LP (Bureau B)

Among the lesser known dark-electro/post-punk bands of the early 1980s, the Berlin duo Vono really stood out. The radical nature of their music, the cold sound and sparse lyrics — Vono were arguably on a par with the more prominent ambassadors of the genres (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, Liaisons Dangereuses, etc.). Extreme even for the early ‘80s, their minimalism was constructed purely on synthesizers and heavy on bass.

The Wedding Present – Marc Riley Sessions Volume 2 CD/LP+CD (Hatch)

Long time favorites of the late, great John Peel, David Gedge and his band appeared regularly on that legendary presenter’s BBC Radio 1 show and have continued their association with ‘Auntie’ by performing many unforgettable sessions on the popular Marc Riley Show on BBC Radio 6 Music.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Metaphors: Selected Soundworks From The Cinema CD/2xLP (Sub Rosa)

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is recognized as one of the most original voices in contemporary cinema today. Lyrical and often fascinatingly mysterious, his film works are non-linear, dealing with memory and in subtle ways invoking personal politics and social issues. Metaphors is compiled by sound designers Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr and Koichi Shimizu.

Wilco – A.M. [Reissue/1995] CD/2xLP (A&M)

Wilco – Being There [Reissue/1995] 5xCD/4xLP (A&M)

Digitally remastered reissues of Wilco’s first two albums. A.M. has been expanded with eight unreleased bonus tracks that feature an early version of “Outtasite (Outta Mind)” and “When You Find Trouble,” which is the last studio recording made by Uncle Tupelo. The Deluxe reissue of Being There includes 15 bonus tracks released for the first time, including alternate versions of tracks “I Got You” and “Say You Miss Me.” It also features Wilco’s 20-song performance at the Troubadour from November 12, 1996, combining songs from A.M. and a few Uncle Tupelo tracks. Also included are four songs the band played on radio station KCRW on November 13, 1996.

Cindy Wilson – Change CD/LP (Kill Rock Stars)

After 40 years as one-third of the creative core of the B-52s, Cindy Wilson steps out with her own solo album. A collaboration between Wilson and friends and Athens musicians Ryan Monahan, Lemuel Hayes, Suny Lyons, and Marie Davon, Change marks a significant departure from Wilson’s other band. With echoes of Air, Bjork, Tame Impala, and Gary Numan, the band refers to its infections brand of new-wave electro-pop as Turbo Chill. Rather than shouting in a rock voice, on Change Wilson gets to experiment with more emotional, subtle vocalizations, crooning and whispering over swirls of subtle psychedelia, Quincy Jones-era strings, and pulsing synths.

Neil Young + Promise Of The Real – The Visitor CD/LP (Reprise)

When Neil Young entered Shangri La Studio with the band Promise Of The Real a few months ago, there were a lot of images and feelings careening around his soul. The country was heading in a direction Young had never seen, even though up until then he thought he’d seen it all. But something different was happening, and it had gotten inside his music. . By the end of the recording sessions, he knew he’d made his most diverse album going all the way back to Harvest in 1972, when America was also in the throes of becoming unhinged. Neil Young didn’t blink then, and he is not blinking now.

DVDs + Blu-ray:

Eagles Of Death Metal – Nos Amis (Our Friends) DVD/Blu-ray (Shout Factory)

The November 13, 2015 terrorist attack in Paris claimed 130 lives around the city – 89 of them at the Eagles of Death Metal’s Bataclan Theatre concert. Nos Amis (Our Friends) spotlights the band as they recount their experiences before and after the tragic events.

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:

Bryan Adams – Ultimate 2xLP ( A&M)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New Bryan Adams collection featuring two brand new studio tracks alongside 19 classics culled from his catalog.

Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas – Sofarnoplis LP (Crammed Discs)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Desdemonas is a four-piece rock band, fronted by Aguayo (who sings and plays a variety of instruments). It’s also a fictional story about a group of teenagers in a dystopian world (the story will be told in the lyrics, and in cartoons and videos based on Aguayo’s drawings). And it’s of course an album, in which Matias digs deep into some dark forms of rock music which inspired him as a teenager, and brilliantly revisits them in a moody, compelling, post-electronic 2017 style.

As Tall As Lions – Lafcadio LP (Triple Crown)

First time vinyl edition of the Long Island indie rock band’s 2004 album. Limited colored pressing.

Albert Ayler – Bells [Reissue/1965] LP (ESP Disk Ltd.)

The transitional Bells was just under 20 minutes, released originally as one side of a clear vinyl LP with the other side empty of music, recorded at a May 1, 1965, at a Town Hall concert of ESP artists. The set displayed Albert Ayler’s new group, which added Albert’s brother Donald and Charles Tyler. The denser sound of “Bells” shows Ayler moving towards the bigger sonic statement made on Spirits Rejoice, his September 23, 1965, Judson Hall session. “Bells” as heard here is not, in fact, a single composition; rather, it is a medley moving from “Holy Ghost” to an unnamed theme and then into “Bells” proper. Limited white colored vinyl pressing.

Joan Baez – Joan Baez [Reissue/1960] LP (Wax Love)

Vinyl reissue of Joan Baez’s self-titled debut album, originally released in 1960. Joan Baez is one of the most prominent figures of the ’60s folk scene and a legendary musician, and activist.

Barns Courtney – The Attractions Of Youth LP (Capitol)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Courtney’s debut album melds together the life-affirming abandon of The Libertines with the euphoric, percussive drive of Arcade Fire, and marks a huge creative step forward for the UK born, US raised troubadour.

François Bayle – Tremblements… LP (Recollection GRM)

“Breathtaking works of electro-acoustic concrète abstraction dating to 1978-79 from the inestimable archive of INA-GRM, Paris.” — Boomkat

Denzel Curry – 32 Zel LP (Loma Vista)

In June of 2015, Denzel Curry dropped 32 Zel/Planet Shrooms, a double-EP that saw him move away from his formalist roots and embrace chaotic, synth-led sounds. “I didn’t like the reception 32 Zel/Planet Shrooms got, because I feel like nobody got what I was trying to say,” he says now. “The way it was perceived, that clouded everybody’s judgment about my music and about my craft. Nobody thought I could top Nostalgic.” As the sounds Denzel explored on the EPs moved even further into vogue – fans and critics started to come around to the new material. Redelivery through Loma Vista (previously through TuneCore but unavailable for the past year). Featuring the RIAA-certified gold single “Ultimate.”

Cursive – Such Blinding Stars [Reissue/1997] LP (15 Passenger)

Cursive – The Storms Of Early Summer: Semantics Of Song [Reissue/1998] LP (15 Passenger)

Cursive’s debut album has been repressed on limited edition blue vinyl. Their second album, The Storms Of Early Summer: Semantics Of Song, has been remastered and is now available on vinyl for the first time in the US. Limited clear with smoke colored vinyl pressing.

Dan Deacon – Rat Film [OST] LP (Domino)

Recently released on CD – now available on 180gm vinyl. On Rat Film, Dan Deacon’s inspired soundtrack to the provocative essay-film of the same name, one of electronic music’s most exciting artists delivers his first full record devoted to modern composition.

John Denver – The Windstar Greatest Hits LP+MP3 (Windstar)

John Denver re-recorded his several of greatest hits for Windstar before his untimely death. Those updated versions are compiled on vinyl for the first time in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of his death in 1997.

Dr. John – Professor Bizzare’s Funknology 2xLP (Run Out Groove)

Dr. John’s key recordings for Atco in the late 1960s and early 1970s are indispensable and are featured on LP1 of the newest Run Out Groove release. LP2 features unreleased demos, recorded by Dr. John between the years 1968-1974.

Durutti Column – Paean To Wilson [Reissue/2010] 2xLP (Kooky)

Blue vinyl repress. Paean To Wilson is arguably Vini Reilly and The Durutti Column’s most important and consistent piece of work since the demise of the original and seminal Factory Records in the early 1990s.

Bob Dylan – Freewheelin’ Outtakes LP (Wax Love)

Unlike his debut – which took only two days in the studio to record – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan finally emerged in May 1963 after some eight sessions at Columbia Records Studio A, over the course of nearly a year. The time and effort paid off in spades, as he emerged from the studio a

fully-formed bona fide songwriter with a legitimate hit on his hands. A mix of originals that never made it onto any LP, alternate takes, and cover songs, Freewheelin’ Outtakes: The Columbia Sessions, NYC, 1962 captures America’s most important living songwriter at a pivotal moment in his career.

Dynatron – Escape Velocity LP (Blood Music)

One of the early producers in the retrosynth scene, Denmark’s Dynatron has been hailed for his pulsating and lofty atmospheres.

Kyle Eastwood – In Transit 2xLP (Jazz Village)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Bassist Kyle Eastwood has an unbridled passion for jazz and the innate talent to share it.

Roger Eno – This Floating World LP (Recital)

This Floating World is the newest solo work by Roger Eno since 2008. It holds rustic and melancholic piano works, as grey and mossy as a country cottage.

Johnny Farfisa – The Best Of Johnny Farfisa LP (Munster)

Obscure 1965-1968 recordings, most of them previously unreleased, by The Individuals, The Tokays and Euphorian Railway, bands which featured Andy Cahan aka Johnny Farfisa as main songwriter and organ player. Over those three years, Cahan and his teenage bandmates produced a remarkable set of R&B/garage/blue-eyed soul tracks of outstanding quality, collected here for the first time.

Gaika – The Spectacular Empire I 10”+MP3 (Warp)

Gaika – The Spectacular Empire II 10”+MP3 (Warp)

Gaika is poised to be a booming new figure in the ever evolving North American underground electronic and R&B community, bringing sounds from his homelands of Jamaica and England with him, along with influences, both musical and cultural, from the Diaspora at large.

Chris Gethard – Chris Gethard: Career Suicide 2xLP (Don Giovanni)

A new comedy about depression, alcoholism, suicide, and the other funniest parts of life. Chris holds nothing back as he dives into his experiences with mental illness, psychiatry, and finding hope in weird places even northern New Jersey. From devastating lows to manic highs, Chris Gethard: Career Suicide is a painfully honest journey into the mind of one of the most original and exciting comics at work today. Limited purple colored vinyl.

Augustine Mayuga Gonzales – Undertale On Piano (Series 88) [OST] 2xLP (iam8bit)

Limited double vinyl LP pressing. iam8bit and Materia Collective are proud to unveil an ongoing vinyl collection dubbed Series 88. The inaugural waxy effort for the collection is Undertale On Piano.

Dexter Gordon – Both Sides Of Midnight LP (ORG Music)

Dexter Gordon recorded dozens of albums and played hundreds of live shows, but none better than what’s captured on this 1967 date at Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen. 180gm audiophile-grade vinyl.

Woody Guthrie – Dust Bowl Ballads [Reissue/1964] LP (Wax Love)

Vinyl reissue of Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads, originally released as a full LP in 1964. This is the first record that “The Oklahoma Cowboy” made in NYC for Alan Lomax, after his arrival in 1940, as part of his work for the Library of Congress, taped on April 26th and May 3rd.

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – At Home With Screamin’ Jay Hawkins [Reissue/1958] LP (Wax Love)

By far one of the most outrageous performers of the early years of rock, prone to emerging from coffins on stage, with a flaming skull named Henry as his constant companion, Screamin’ Jay was an insanely theatrical figure long before it was even remotely acceptable. His 1958 debut, At Home, features his legendary track “I Put A Spell On You.”

Immortal – Diabolic Fullmoon Mysticism [Reissue/1992] LP (Osmose)

Immortal – At The Heart Of Winter [Reissue/1999] LP (Osmose)

Immortal – Pure Holocaust [Reissue/1993] LP (Osmose)

Immortal – At The Heart Of Winter [Reissue/1999] LP (Osmose)

Mixed color marble vinyl reissues of the British heavy metal band’s sixth, seventh and eighth albums now available.

Judas Priest – British Steel [Reissue/1980] LP (Sony Legacy)

Judas Priest – Point Of Entry [Reissue/1981] LP (Sony Legacy)

Judas Priest – Screaming For Vengeance [Reissue/1982] LP (Sony Legacy)

180gm vinyl reissues now available.

Robert Earl Keen – No. 2 Live Dinner [1996] LP (Dualtone)

First-time vinyl edition. Having signed his first major-label contract with Arista Texas, Robert Earl Keen Jr. said good-bye to Sugar Hill Records with 1996’s No. 2 Live Dinner, a concert recording that sums up his eight years and five earlier albums with the company. Keen has a gift for concocting musical stories that bring Texas to life in all its violent, sad, expansive, absurdist glory. His voice is still a ramshackle wreck, but he has learned how to minimize his melodic weaknesses while maximizing his storytelling strengths.

Konstrukt & Keiji Haino – Philosophy Warping Little By Little That Way Lies LP (Karlrecords)

Turkish free jazzers Konstrukt and the Japanese avant-garde/noise icon Keiji Haino present their first collaboration album.

Talib Kweli – Radio Silence 2xLP (Javotti Media)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Brooklyn hip-hop artist’s new album features guest appearances from Rick Ross, Anderson .Paak, BJ The Chicago Kid, Waka Flocka, Jay Electronica, Robert Glasper, Bilal, Yummy Bingham, Amber Coffman and Myka 9; stellar production courtesy of The Alchemist, Oh No, Kaytranada, J. Rhodes and Robert Glasper.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Wembley Or Bust 3xLP+MP3 (Columbia)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A special release commemorating the June 24th, 2017 performance by Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Marillion – Misplaced Childhood [Reissue/1985] LP (Rhino)

Digitally remastered edition of the British prog band’s third album.

Milo – Who Told You to Think??!!?!?!?! LP (Ruby Yacht)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from iconoclastic East Coast rapper. 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. It’s an adventurous travel from beginning to end, finding abstract connectivity through the philosophical lens, allowing for alteration of perception and the passage of openness.

Anaïs Mitchell – Young Man In America [2012] LP (Wilderland)

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer ‎– Child Ballads [Reissue/2013] LP (Wilderland)

Anaïs Mitchell is not a man. She’s a woman so it may catch a few listeners off-guard when Mitchell cries out, in the opening sequence of 2012’s Young Man In America. “I’m a young man!” And it may come as a surprise when, over the course of eleven songs, she seems to be channeling spirits from the Old Testament to modern America – but mostly, well, from the Y chromosome. “Child Ballads is a deceptively wispy collection of old English and Scottish folk songs, a collaboration sprouted a few years ago when Mitchell and Hamer discovered their shared fascination with the British folk canon established by a Harvard professor in the late 1800s.” – Pitchfork

Ennio Morricone ‎– Death Rides A Horse (Da Uomo A Uomo) [OST/1967] LP (Dagored)

The soundtrack for this 1967 epic western movie featuring the great Lee Van Cleef bears the signature of Ennio Morricone: Guitars, flute, piano, timpani, drums and a Native-American choir style make this motion picture a kind of original masterpiece in the maestro’s oeuvre.

Ennio Morricone – Veruschka – Poesia Di Una Donna [OST/1971] LP (Dagored)

Limited picture disc vinyl reissue of Morricone’s soundtrack for the 1971 documentary about the legendary world’s first supermodel Veruschka von Lehndorff – a real ’60s/’70s icon that starred in several cult movies including Blow Up (1966), Salomé (1972) and Coleur Chair (1978).

Anne Murray – The Ultimate Collection 2xLP (UMe)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 20 tracks handpicked by Anne herself — top hits from her career including duets with Bryan Adams, Glen Campbell and Micheal Bublé.

Muslimgauze – Mullah Said [1998] 2xLP (Staalplaat)

First vinyl edition; originally released on CD in 1998. Much like earlier entrants in the subscription series Sandtrafikar, Mullah Said concentrates on the softer yet still ominous side of Muslimgauze, coming across as meditative, late-night music which still has an understated edge to it all. The six lengthy tracks are based on hypnotic and somewhat menacing grooves: a repetitive dub bass beat, waves of Middle Eastern strings and voices, layers of building hand percussion.

Nightmares On Wax – Citizen Kane 12”+MP3 (Warp)

The electro composer returns with a fresh new single featuring Allen Kingdom. Released ahead of his upcoming album Shape The Future, the track demonstrates the journey George Evelyn has taken over his expansive and influential career, pushing further into deep, gospel-tinged hip-hop, than ever before.

Over The Rhine – Drunkard’s Prayer [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Great Speckled Dog)

You’ve heard a lot over the years about breakup albums. Well, Drunkard’s Prayer is what staying together sounds like. Originally released in 2005 by EMI, the project has been beautifully re-packaged on deluxe gatefold double vinyl, and contains some of Over The Rhine’s most downloaded and streamed songs. Side D is comprised of three live bonus tracks, not included on the CD version.

Professor Longhair – Mardis Gras In New Orleans [Reissue/1981] LP (Wax Love)

Fusing diverse elements of blues, barrelhouse boogie-woogie, funk, and gospel, with mambo, rhumba, and second-line street parade rhythms, Professor Longhair’s contribution to today’s musical vocabulary is immeasurable.

Max Richter – Black Mirror: Nosedive [Score] LP (Deutsche Grammophon)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Richter’s powerfully emotional score mirrors the film’s bleak but dream-like quality, where anxiety lurks constantly beneath the surface, underlining the mood of what is, essentially, a tragi-comedy.

Santa Cruz – Bad Blood Rising LP (M-Theory Audio)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Helsinki hell-raisers – whose brash, Sunset Strip-inspired hard rock has been praised by Rolling Stone as “debaucherous and flamboyant” – unleash a new album. “Pure f**king adrenaline.”

Soundtrack – The Lobster LP (Fire Soundtracks)

Academy award nominated film and winner of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Jury prize (among many others), The Lobster is a dystopian comedy-drama directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogstooth, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer) and co-written by Efthymis Filippou that stars Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman. Curated by Lanthimos and music supervisor Amy Ashworth, the soundtrack “brings the film’s edgy tension and menace to the fore” (Screen Daily) with orchestral renditions of Beethoven, Stravinsky and Shostakovich alongside Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds with Kylie Minogue on ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ and Sophia Loren with Tonis Maroudas on “Ti Ein Afto Pou To Lene Agapi.” Limited colored vinyl LP pressing.

Soundtrack – Steven Universe: Complete Vol. 1 [OST] 4×10” (iam8bit)

Limited quadruple translucent colored 10” vinyl set. Features the complete Vol. 1 soundtrack. 36 songs total.

The Staves & yMusic – The Way Is Read LP (Nonesuch)

The English trio The Staves and NYC-based ensemble yMusic join forces for a twelve-song album stemming from their 2016 collaboration at Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Festival.

Stills & Collins – Everybody Knows LP (Wildflower/Cleopatra)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Two folk legends of Laurel Canyon’s countercultural music scene join forces on this gorgeous album of cover versions of classic tunes by fellow folk icons Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen plus a few of their own compositions.

Nikki Sudden & Rowland S. Howard – Johnny Smiled Slowly LP (Bang)

An absolutely killer recording of Nikki Sudden with Rowland S. Howard, where they perform only songs of The Jacobites. If you can imagine the sound of The Jacobites with the guitar of The Birthday Party, then you are still far away from the extreme mix of beauty and distortion included in this recording that these two legends of rock ‘n’ roll performed back in 1987.

Tommy 86 – Transhumanism 2xLP (Blood Music)

New album from the retrosynth veteran. Combining pulsating, distorted leads that spiral and expand over jagged bass lines that cut like a knife, Transhumanism is equal parts Dan Terminus hyperactivity with Perturbator’s slow, crawling meditations upon rising motifs.

Cosey Fanni Tutti – Time To Tell [Reissue/1982] LP (Conspiracy International)

The long-awaited deluxe special edition reissue of Cosey Fanni Tutti’s Time To Tell, originally recorded and released on cassette in 1982, sees a timely release after the success of Cosey’s recent autobiography Art Sex Music. Available now for the first time on vinyl, this deluxe special edition has been remastered and edited from the original audio tapes for this exclusive vinyl release. It is presented here on super clear vinyl, in a gatefold sleeve incorporating a foil block title and is accompanied by a 16-page full-color 12″ booklet containing the original cassette transcripts and photos, plus many new and updated statements and color photos.

Various Artists – Jazz Love Disney 2: A Kind Of Magic 2xLP (Verve)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A collection of jazz and world artists taking on classic Disney songs. Includes George Benson, Madeleine Peyroux, Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum and more. The Helsinki hell-raisers – whose brash, Sunset Strip-inspired hard rock has been praised by Rolling Stone as “debaucherous and flamboyant” – unleash a new album. “Pure f**king adrenaline.”

Various Artists [Joy Orbison] – Selectors 004 2xLP (Dekmantel)

“Joy Orbison steps into the Selectors role for Dekmantel, rustling up a mixed bag of vibes covering OG ‘80s street soul, its contemporary antecedents, and all stripes of house, jungle and techno variations between.” — Boomkat

We Came As Romans – Cold Like War LP (Sharptone)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fifth album from the Michigan post-hardcore outfit.

John Williams – Star Wars: A New Hope [OST/1977] 3xLP (Walt Disney)

New 40th Anniversary hologram vinyl version of the remastered original motion picture soundtrack presented in one-of-a-kind hand-etched vinyl set.

The Lyman Woodard Organization – Saturday Night Special [Reissue/1975] 2xLP (BBE)

Vinyl reissue of a rightly heralded jazz fusion classic. Recorded in 1975, Saturday Night Special features organ, electric piano and Mellotron by bandleader Lyman Woodard alongside guitar and bass by Ron English, with drums and percussion by Leonard King, Bud Spangler and Lorenzo “Mr. Rhythm” Brown respectively. Despite the fairly sparse instrumentation, the album boasts an impressive wall of sound, powerfully atmospheric in its almost low-fi aesthetic. Hinting at more traditional jazz, rhythm & blues, Afro-Cuban styles and more, the uniqueness of this album is surely in its feel: summoning up images of a vast industrial landscape, assembly lines and urban decay. In other words, this record sounds like Detroit.

Christian Zanési – Grand Bruit / Stop! l’horizon [1991/1993] LP (Recollection GRM)

“The great mobile sound bodies have an ordinary yet amazing ability to place the listener-traveler within, as if he or she was inside a giant double bass, in this case a train stroked by a double bow: the rails and the air. In 1991, I explored this phenomenon during my daily commute from the studio to my home. I used only a 21 minutes recording and treated it as a single sound object. I then processed and enhanced it as a photographer would have done, immersing it in successive ‘baths’. The title I chose for this singular form was Grand Bruit.”

Zazou / Bikaye /Cy 1 – Noir et Blanc [Reissue/1983] LP (Crammed Discs)

“First ever reissue of a seminal, ambitious fusion of Congolese vocals, likembe and rhythms with analog electronics and free jazz leanings, Noir et Blanc is justifiably hailed as one of the first and most influential records of its kind, or ‘in the same class s Byrne & Eno’s Bush Of Ghosts… an imaginary collaboration between DAF and Fela Kuti’ as the UK’s Melody Maker astutely put it in 1983.” — Boomkat


98° – Let It Snow CD (UMe)

First new album in four years & a follow-up 18 years in the making to the now classic & platinum certified album This Christmas.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You DVD (Epic)

New animated film based on a young Mariah Carey’s lust to own a puppy.

Tav Falco – A Tav Flaco Christmas CD (ORG Music)

Arkansas-reared, avant-roots/RnR raconteur Tav Falco makes the holidays merry with his first collection of Christmas standards.

The Minus 5 – Dear December CD/LP+MP3 (Yep Roc)

In early 2017, Scott McCaughey was asked to write some holiday songs for another artist’s holiday album. He became so inspired by the task that he wrote more than an albums worth of material and decided to record that album with his group, The Minus 5, a rotating line-up of musician friends that McCaughey recruits to join him from time-to-time. The resulting album, Dear December, brings holiday cheer and a fresh batch of great songs featuring collaborations with Ben Gibbard (death Cab for Cutie), Peter Buck, Mike Mills, The Posies, Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Chuck Prophet, M. Ward, Tammy Ealom (Dressy Bessy), Kurt Bloch, Kelly Hogan and Norah OConnor. [Vinyl edition released last week as part of RSD Black Friday.]

Leslie Odom Jr. – Simply Christmas LP+MP3 (S-Curve)

Simply Christmas gets its first release on vinyl for the holiday season. Each copy also includes a download card for four additional bonus tracks from Leslie’s newly released deluxe edition of the 2016 album.

REO Speedwagon – Not So Silent Christmas With REO Speedwagon LP(Rhino)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. This expanded reissue of the AOR band’s 2009 Christmas album contains three previously released bonus tracks and their new(ish) rendition of “We Three Kings.”

Various Artists – A Capitol Christmas Volume Two 2xLP (Capitol)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Part of the on-going celebration of Capitol 75 – includes key tracks by Glen Campbell, Dinah Shore & The Beach Boys singing Christmas classics.

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CDs + Vinyl:

Aetherian – The Untamed Wilderness CD (Lifeforce)

Melodic death metal from Greece.

Eric Alexander – Song Of No Regrets CD (HighNote)

Hearing tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander is one of the great treats in jazz. There are few artists on stage today who combine chops, imagination and technique with a fluidity of ideas as he does. This imposing improviser is reunited here with pianist David Hazeltine and they’re joined by another jazz great , the always daring trumpeter Jon Faddis on a couple of the tracks.

Aosoth – The Inside Scriptures CD (Agonia)

Ferocious yet precise and occult-driven black metal rife with rich layers of atmosphere.

Björk – Utopia CD/2xLP (One Little Indian/The Orchard)

Björk’s ninth studio effort, co-produced by Venezuelan DJ Arca, follows-up her 2015 breakup record Vulnicura and celebrates her reemergence on the other side of heartache. “The last album, we sort of call it ‘hell’ – it was like divorce. So we are doing paradise now. Utopia,” the enigmatic artist explains. “Vulnicura was about a very personal loss, and I think this new album is about a love that’s even greater. It’s about rediscovering love – but in a spiritual way…” Transcendent lead single “The Gate” serves as a fitting introduction to a record about Bjork’s romantic renaissance. The eye-catching cover art was designed by artist Jesse Kanda with creative direction from Björk and her longtime collaborator James Merry.

Blaze Of Perdition – Conscious Darkness CD (Agonia)

Fourth studio album from the Polish black metallers.

Bring Me The Horizon – 2004-2013 CD/LP+MP3 (Epitaph)

The best songs from their early releases on Epitaph Records. [Limited clear vinyl pressing also available.]

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Some Loud Thunder (10th Anniversary Edition) CD/LP (CYHSY/The Orchard)

Some Loud Thunder was an album written mostly as a reaction to the not unwelcome but still uncomfortable great interest in the band’s first album, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Depending on who you asked, in 2007 the band was known alternatively as the real thing or a flash in the pan, a band who presented a new paradigm for independent music or whose model was based on sheer luck, a band simply enjoying the process of creation or a (relatively) new band struggling to maintain some sort of illusory artistic foothold. The general desire to discover the secret behind the project (and the irritation that it caused me in interviews, reviews, etc.) was, to a large degree, what drove the creation of the album, Some Loud Thunder. I think that this album, from the abrasive first track (which was not as much of a f**k you as some think but rather that it simply worked) to the final disintegrating ‘give up, give up, give up, give up, give up’ in the song, ‘Five Easy Pieces,’ documents a band that was comfortable taking big chances, somewhat aware of the consequences of taking chances (in an industry that often seems allergic to veering off the beaten path) but ignoring them all the same.” – Alec Ounsworth

Phil Collins – Take A Look At Me Now… The Complete Studio Collection 8xCD (Rhino)

Contains the first CD from each of the newly remastered studio albums, housed in a slipcase similar to the previous Take A Look At Me Now box.

Darius – Utopia CD/LP (Roche Musique)

Darius is one of those young artists who make you realize how much the electronic music scene has transitioned into a new era. Darius uses technology like others once played their instrument to express experiences and emotions. His first album Utopia is entirely electronic, but reminds one of great soul or psychedelic records as much as it does electro music. Utopia, with its minimal sound palette and striking coherence, is an album you listen to in one breath.

Dawn Ray’d – The Unlawful Assembly CD (Prosthetic)

Anarchist black metal.

The Eagles – Hotel California [Reissue/1976] CD/2xCD/2xCD+Blu-ray (Elektra)

Digitally remastered and expanded 40th Anniversary edition of the Eagle’s fifth studio album – one of the best-selling albums of all time. Available several configurations: the single disc edition includes 16-page booklet; the double disc features the previously unreleased Live At The Forum Oct 19 – 22, 1976 concert; the double-disc plus Blu-ray edition adds hi-res and 5.1 mixes.

Elvenking – Secrets Of The Magick Grimiore CD/LP (AFM)

New album from the Italian folk power band. [Double gold or clear green colored vinyl pressings – each including four bonus tracks.]

F.K.Ü. – 1981 CD/LP (Despotz)

The decade of 1981-1989 yielded over 200 slasher movies. Swedish thrash metal band F.K.Ü. decided to pay a special tribute to the main focus year 1981, also known as the ultimate year of the slasher movie genre.

Justin Furstenfeld – Open Book Winter Album CD (Up Down)

New release from the Blue October vocalist. Features acoustic versions of 19 songs from one of Justin Furstenfeld’s legendary one man shows. [Vinyl edition due December 15.]

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built The Moon? CD/LP+MP3 (Sour Mash/Caroline)

Who Built The Moon? is the brand new studio album from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Made in collaboration with producer David Holmes between London and Belfast, it follows the previous two UK number one albums Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (2011) and Chasing Yesterday (2015). “People are going to be surprised. I think people love Noel and they’re desperate for him to make a really big, bold, up-tempo beast of a record – a lot of Noel’s music is quite mid-tempo,” Holmes explains. “This one is fun.” Widely believed to be Gallagher’s most experimental and adventurous work to date, the album sees him relying much less on the electric guitar than ever before – as well as adopting instrumentals, ambient electronica and ‘obscure samples’. The 11-track LP features guests like the Jam’s Paul Weller (organ on “Holy Mountain”) and the Smiths’ Johnny Marr (guitar and harmonica on “If Love Is The Law”). [CD is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus track.]

Godflesh – Streetcleaner: Live At Roadburn 2011 CD (Roadburn Productions)

Birmingham’s seminal post-punk/industrial behemoths Godflesh performed their seminal debut full-length album, 1989’s Streetcleaner, in its entirety at the 2011 edition of the Roadburn festival on Thursday, April 14 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.

Bella Hardy – Hey Sammy CD/LP (Noe)

Hey Sammy is the long-awaited ninth solo album by Edale-born singer songwriter Bella Hardy, a record that bears the stamps of extensive musical expeditions far from home. The album combines innovative, artful arrangements that at times bring to mind Bon Iver, Midlake and Joni Mitchell’s Hejira, with an unabashed embrace of gleeful, melodic choruses delivered in Bella’s unmistakable soaring and swooping voice.

Engelbert Humperdinck – The Man I Want To Be CD (OK! Good)

Continuing with the celebration of his 50th Showbiz Anniversary, Engelbert Humperdinck releases his first album of brand-new material in years. finds Engelbert in a reflective and introspective mood with lyrics that are very personal and important to him. Most of The Man I Want To Be is drawn from some of his life experiences in a meaningful way that is relevant to various chapters of his life, including the health situation of his wife Patricia who is suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s as the singer recently revealed. The song “I’m Glad I Danced With You” written by his daughter, Louise and performed as a duet with his granddaughter, Olivia is a loving tribute to his wife. Elsewhere the album features songs by Richard Marx, Jon Allen (including the title track), Richard Scott, Steve Mac, Les Reed and Engelbert’s daughter Louise Dorsey, along with some unexpected covers including Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are, ” Ed Sheerans’ “Photograph,” Willie Nelsons’ “Crazy,” Eddy Arnold’s “Welcome To My World” and the NY classic “On Broadway,” all of which have been turned inside out.

Hy Maya – The Mysticism of Sound & Cosmic Language CD/2xLP+MP3 (Smog Veil)

First ever release of live and studio 1972-1973 recordings from Cleveland’s underground psych/improve/prog pioneers. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

INXS – Kick 3xCD+Blu-ray (Rhino)

Deluxe Limited 30th Anniversary Edition featuring the remastered original album, B-sides, rare mixes, and more across three CDs plus a Blu-ray disc with the full Kick album mixed in Dolby Atmos immersive surround sound by Giles Martin and all of the album’s music videos. [Remastered double-LP edition due December 15th.]

Living Phantom – Memory Place CD/LP+MP3 (Translation Loss)

Debut full length from producer/remix artist Will Benoit (Ellie Goulding, Caspian, Rosetta, Junius). Ambient synthgaze/indie-synth rock. [Limited edition colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Major Parkinson – Blackbox CD (Karisma)

Fourth studio album by the Norwegian cult prog rock outfit. [Vinyl edition due January 26.]

Steve Moore – Mayhem [OST] CD/2xLP (Relapse)

Steve Moore (Zombi) returns with another hypnotizing new score for the acclaimed action/horror film Mayhem, starring Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja). A veritable portrait of shock and dread across seventy-plus minutes of analog synth tension, Moore methodically crafts pulsating rhythms and penetrating arpeggios that constrict the listener into a deep sense of aural anxiety.

New Fumes – Teeming 2 CD/LP (Rad Cult)

“Daniel Huffman is a Dallas-based noise musician and visual artist with an intriguing resume. He was a member of the ‘90s space-rock band Comet and the fusion improv group Ghostcar; he played guitar with the Polyphonic Spree and Tobacco, and he has also collaborated with the Flaming Lips. These days, Huffman records as New Fumes, where he fuses melodic psychedelic freakouts to rigid beats and strange cosmic detritus.” – Paste

Jake Owens – Greatest Hits CD (RCA)

New best-of collection from the country music superstar – a mix of fan favorites from his five albums, plus two new songs.

Houston Person – Rain Or Shine CD (HighNote)

With his long-time friend and colleague, cornetist Warren Vaché and guitarist Rodney Jones, Person’s burnished sophistication, assured elegance and poise are again on display giving listeners an object lesson in unfussy, no-gimmicks music-making.

Prayers – Baptism Of Thieves CD (The End)

With gritty lyrics exposing the harsh realities of gang and street life coupled with love and loss over throbbing beats and swirling synthesizers, electronic duo Prayers bring an authentic urban feel to goth music, a mix of ge3937nres that crosses cultural and societal boundaries and breaks stereotypes. Prayers creates a modern dystopian landscape based in both brutal reality and transcendental occultism. Featuring Leafar Seyer on vocals and synth and Dave Parley on beats and synth, Prayers straddles interlocking worlds. Fierce yet mystic, brutal yet beautiful, Prayers is the sound of the Southland, a stirring of the winds of changes that begin on the West Coast and moves across the globe. Combining street reality, traditional magic, and gothic dance beats, Prayers crashes through barriers to shift consciousness. [Vinyl edition due January 19.]

Ramones – Rocket To Russia [Reissue/ 1977] 3xCD+LP (Rhino)

Contains two different mixes of the album: a remastered version of the original and a new 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix by original Rocket To Russia engineer/mixer Ed Stasium. The collection also includes a number of unreleased studio recordings, plus a previously unissued recording of the band’s 1977 concert in Glasgow, Scotland. The 2017 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix is also featured on the set’s accompanying LP.

Sacred Reich – Ignorance [30th Anniversary/Reissue/1987] CD/LP (Metal Blade)

For the first time ever with the original artwork, Sacred Reich’s classic debut album is available as a special 30th Anniversary LP and digipak CD reissue.

Scorpions – Born To Touch Your Feelings: The Rock Ballads CD (Sony Legacy)

New ballads collection from the German hard rockers.

Sect – No Cure For Death CD (Southern Lord)

Comprised of an international cast of scene veterans, who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes, Sect unites vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Burning Love, Left For Dead), guitarists James Chang (Catharsis, Undying) and Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance), bassist Steve Hart (Day Of Suffering), and drummer Andy Hurley (Racetraitor, Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things). The result of these musicians’ alignment is a caustic, riotous, belligerent style of vile hardcore fed by a boundless well of socio-political vitriol. [Vinyl edition due December 8.]

Shakra – Snakes & Ladders CD/2xLP (AFM)

The haunting melodies, the distinctive voice of Mark Fox, the striking guitar riffs from Thomas Muster, the emotional solos from lead guitarist Thom Blunier and the irresistible grooves from Drummer Roger Tanner and bass player Dominik Pfister are all typical Shakra trademarks. [Limited edition red colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Sorxe – Matter And Void CD/LP (Prosthetic)

Sorxe is a four piece experimental sludge/post metal band from Phoenix AZ, consisting of guitar, drums and two bassists. Relying heavily on improvisation in the writing process the band pulls ideas from an eclectic well of inspiration. Neurosis, Swans, Melvins, Pink Floyd, are all bands that been major influences. [Limited edition colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Taake – Kong Vinter CD (Karisma)

From the rugged, rain-swept coastline of Bjoergvin, enclosed within the looming embrace of seven mountains, emerges the seventh full-length album from Taake, rising from the gloom like the beacon of traditional black metal.

Various Artists – Dazed & Confused: A Stoned-Out Salute To Led Zeppelin CD/LP (Cleopatra)

Various Artists – Magical Mystery Psych Out: A Tribute To The Beatles CD/LP (Cleopatra)

Various Artists – Stoned: A Psych Tribute To The Rolling Stones CD/LP (Cleopatra)

A host of psych rock veterans pay tribute to three legendary bands.

Various Artists – Sun Records 65th Anniversary: Born From The Blues CD (Curb)

Archive collection of blues tracks pulled from the legendary Sun Records’ vaults.

Yes – Topographic Drama – Live Across America 2xCD/3xLP (Rhino)

Highlights from the 2017 leg of Yes’ 28-show tour.

DVD + Blu-ray:

Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over DVD (Metal Blade)

Latest DVD featuring the late Darrell Abbott, better known as Dimebag Darrell (Pantera/ Damageplan) This rendition continues in the same vein as Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have with the inclusion of comedic video segments like Abbott and friends pretending they’re at war and throwing fireworks around themselves. [Limited black with white splatter colored vinyl pressing also available.]

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:

45 Grave – Sleep In Safety LP (Real Gone Music)

Recently released on CD – now available on “ghastly green” vinyl Formed from putrefying remnants of The Germs, The Consumers, The Bags, The Gun Club, and The Screamers among other L.A. punk outfits, 45 Grave were arguably the first American Goth/deathrock bands. Now available is this expanded version of the band’s sole album, 1983’s Sleep In Safety.

Airbourne – Diamond Cuts – The B-Sides LP (Nettwerk)

To mark the 10 year anniversary of Airbourne’s hard rockin’ debut, the Aussie lads release a new 15 track collection of B-Sides.

The Apples In Stereo – Her Wallpaper Reverie LP (Yep Roc)

Vinyl reissue of the third album released by The Apples In Stereo – a deeper trip into the psychedelic side of the band s Beatles/Beach Boys-inspired brand of pop.

Aversion’s Crown – Xenocide 2xLP (Nuclear Blast)

Recently released on CD – now available on blue & red splatter colored vinyl. “Like a cataclysmic storm making landfall, the new album from the crushing Brisbane outfit is here to destroy everything in its path.”

The Black Dahlia Murder – Miasma [Reissue/2005] LP (Metal Blade)

The Black Dahlia Murder – Nocturnal [Reissue/2007] LP (Metal Blade)

Limited edition colored vinyl pressings of the melodic death metal band’s second and third albums.

C.A. Quintet – Live Trips 1971 LP (Merlin’s Noise)

C.A. Quintet’s 1969 album Trip Thru Hell is one of the holy grails of late ’60s heavy psych rock and certainly deserves to be rated this way by fans of heavy rock. Live Trips 1971 was recorded live, two years after their cult debut.

College – Shanghai LP (Invada)

Released last summer on CD – now available on colored vinyl. College returns with its third full length album, a rich, glowing and nostalgic synth-based offering reminiscent of previous works heard in “A Real Hero” (Drive Soundtrack), but at the same time exploring a unique and conceptual world, Shanghai, giving College’s textural and atmospherical works a brand new dimension.

Country Joe & The Fish/The Byrds/Moby Grape – It Crawled Out Of The Vaults Of KSAN: Volume 3: Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1966 – 1968 LP (Go! Bop!)

The It Crawled Out Of The Vaults series of live albums comes from the KSAN radio station vaults and features material recorded and broadcasted at several occasions at either the Filmore Auditorium or the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco during the years 1966 to 1968. Some of the hottest rock bands of the era got captured there on tape.

Marshall Crenshaw – Thank You Rock Fans LP (Run Out Groove)

Newly discovered unreleased recordings of an incredible live performance on June 4th at the Keystone in San Francisco, CA, during the tour of his debut album in 1982. Limited 180gm one-time vinyl pressing.

Danzig – Black Laden Crown LP (Nuclear Blast)

Limited edition picture disc pressing. Following on his historic reunion with the classic Misfits lineup attended by record numbers at last year’s Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago as well as the recent confirmation of a headlining set at this year’s Blackest Of The Black festival, Glenn Danzig releases his first Danzig album of all new material since 2010’s widely acclaimed Deth Red Sabaoth.

Destroyer 666 – Wildfire CD/LP (Season Of Mist)

Limited red colored vinyl pressing of the renegade black/thrash band’s 2016 album.

Dirty Heads – Swim Team CD (Five Seven Music)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fifth album from the SoCal music makers – 11 tracks that move between pop, alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and rock.

Dissection – The Somberlain [Reissue/1993] LP (Black Lodge)

Vinyl reissue of the debut album by Swedish black metal band.

E.L.O. – Out Of The Blue [Reissue/1977] 2xLP+MP3 (Epic)

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Electric Light Orchestra’s Out Of The Blue with this double picture disc vinyl package.

Mark Fox – Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth [OST] LP (Pure Destruction)

Limited colored vinyl LP pressing. The album features the original soundtrack from The Shocking Truth documentary and a few selected songs from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974 motion picture. This is the closest we can get to an OST of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre because there are no masters for the tracks composed and recorded by Tobe Hooper and Wayne Bell.

Toby Fox – Undertale [OST] 2xLP+MP3 (Iam8bit)

This deluxe pressing features a carefully curated set of the best tracks from Toby Fox’s original score (which was originally over 100 tracks), specially mastered by Infrasonic Sound, and pressed onto heavy 180 gram “pacifist” blue and “genocide” red vinyl. Completists need not worry, as the set also includes a download code for the entire, unabridged OST. The entire thing is housed in an awesome gatefold sleeve, complete with printed insert and word puzzle.

Lars Frederiksen and The Bastards – Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards [Reissue/2001] LP+MP3 (Pirates Press)

Lars Frederiksen and The Bastards – Viking [Reissue/2004] LP+MP3 (Pirates Press)

Lars Frederiksen and The Bastards – Live And Loud LP+MP3 (Pirates Press)

Vinyl reissues of the Rancid side-projects only two albums plus a newly unearthed live album recorded in 2001.

Serge Gainsbourg/Jean-Claude Vannier – Les Chemins De Katmandou LP (Finders Keepers)

The first-ever pressing of Serge Gainsbourg’s most elusive and coveted soundtrack studio

recordings, co-written, arranged, and orchestrated by the genius Jean-Claude Vannier (the arranger behind 1971’s Histoire de Melody Nelson) during what many consider to be the dynamic duo’s most definitive creative period.

Galactic Cowboys – Long Way Back To The Moon LP (Music Theories)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Hailing from Houston, Texas, Galactic Cowboys combine melodic thrash, progressive metal, and Beatlesque harmonies.

Heavy Metal Kings – Black God White Devil 2xLP+MP3 (Enemy Soil)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Rappers Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks) and ILL Bill (Non-Phixion) return with their side-project’s first new album in over six years.

Jefferson Airplane – It Crawled Out Of The Vaults Of KSAN: Volume 2: Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 1966 – 1968 LP (Go! Bop!)

Awesome underground live material from one of the psychedelic rock pioneers.

Kohti Tuhoa – Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta LP (Southern Lord)

Helsinki, Finland’s hardcore/punk squad, Kohti Tuhoa, returns with their by-the-throat second LP.

Becca Mancari – Good Woman LP (Gold Tooth)

The nine songs that comprise Good Woman find Mancari establishing roots in Nashville following a life in transition. Born in Staten Island, NY, to an Italian-Irish preacher father and a Puerto Rican mother, Mancari has spent time working as a janitor in South Florida, writing songs with train hoppers in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and traveling to India seeking spirituality. The release of Good Woman follows a whirlwind year where she was named one of “Nine Artists To Watch For At AmericanaFest 2016” by NPR Music.

No Parents – Still Thirsty 12” (Ring The Alarm)

“No Parents.. will help you come out of the punk closet to your grandma.” — Noisey Vice

Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice Versa – Viajando Com O Som: Lost ’76 Vice-Versa Studio Sessions LP (Far Out)

A previously unreleased album by Hermeto Pascoal and his Grupo Vice Versa. Recorded in just two days in 1976, at Rogério Duprat’s Vice Versa Studios, São Paulo, the sessions featured Hermeto’s go-to ‘Paulista’ rhythm section of the day: Zé Eduardo Nazario (drums), Zeca Assumpção (bass) and Lelo Nazario (electric piano), as well as saxophonists Mauro Senise, Raul Mascarenhas and Nivaldo Ornelas, guitarist Toninho Horta and vocalist Aleuda Chaves. Hermeto decided he would record with this particular group following a show at Teatro Bandeirantes, during which an almost spiritual musical connection amongst the group was realized.

Poppy – Poppy.Computer LP (Mad Decent)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut studio album by the American electropop singer and YouTube personality.

Elvis Presley – Moody Blue [Reissue/1977] LP (Sony Legacy)

Limited clear blue vinyl reissue of Elvis’ 24th and final studio album.

Saint Etienne – Good Humor [Reissue/1998] LP (PIAS America)

Saint Etienne – Sound Of Water [Reissue/2000] LP (PIAS America)

Saint Etienne – Finisterre [Reissue/2002] LP (PIAS America)

Saint Etienne – Tales From Turnpike House [Reissue/2005] LP (PIAS America)

Made up of vocalist Sarah Cracknell, Pete Wiggs and Bob Stanley, Saint Etienne (named after the green shirted French football side who enjoyed a run of European success in the 1970’s) originally formed in 1990. Their debut album Foxbase Alpha (1991) established them as a quintessentially English proposition – part Lyons Corner House, part acid house – and their love of techno, the Beach Boys and classic English pop marked them out as something charmingly unique. 2002’s Finisterre combines the influence of Saint Etienne’s forays into more acoustic music (Good Humor) and trip hop (Sound Of Water), but also returns to the patchwork sequencing of their classic albums.

Ed Sheeran – You Need Me [Reissue/2009] 12” (Atlantic)

Ed Sheeran – No. 5 Collaborations Project [Reissue/2010] 12” (Atlantic)

Ed Sheeran – Live At Bedford [Reissue/2010] 12” (Atlantic)

Ed Sheeran – Loose Change [Reissue/2010] 12” (Atlantic)

Ed Sheeran – Songs I Wrote With Amy [Reissue/2010] 12” (Atlantic)

Vinyl reissues of five EPs from the British singer-songwriter.

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell Live LP (Asthmatic Kitty)

Limited edition transparent blue colored vinyl pressing of Stevens’ November 9, 2015 performance at North Charleston Performing Arts Center in South Carolina.

Strapping Young Lad – SYL [Reissue/2003] LP (Blood Music)

Strapping Young Lad – The New Black [Reissue/2006] LP (Blood Music)

A creation of the Canadian composer and producer Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad (or simply SYL) is a speed-industrial metal band, characterized by extremely fast and thrashy songs, led by the now-screaming, now-melodic vocals provided by Devin himself, and a powerful “wall of sound” technique obtained with the use of several layers of effects, which became a distinctive trait of all of Devin’s works.

Throbbing Gristle – Second Annual Report [Reissue/1977] LP (Mute)

Throbbing Gristle – 20 Jazz Funk Greats [Reissue/1979] LP (Mute)

Throbbing Gristle – The Taste Of TG: A Beginner’s Guide To the Music Of Throbbing Gristle [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Mute)

Released on CD last week – now available on colored vinyl. Remastered reissues of the second and third albums by the English industrial music pioneers along with their 2004 compilation (which is available on vinyl for the first time).

Ali Farka Touré – The Source [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (World Circuit)

The third international release by the legendary Malian singer and guitarist is many fan’s favorite. The Source established Ali Farka Touré on the international stage and paved the way for his legendary collaboration with Ry Cooder on the Grammy award winning album Talking Timbuktu.

Tourist – Wash 12” (Mtheory)

Follow-up EP to Tourist’s 2016 debut album U which earned him critical acclaim and a legion of tastemaker fans around the world. Featuring the single, “We Stayed Up All Night” (featuring Ardyn) from Grammy-winning, writer-producer William Phillips.

Townes Van Zandt – Rear View Mirror 2xLP (Fat Possum)

This intimate collection of Townes Van Zandt live recordings from 1993 has been pressed on vinyl for the first time. Limited edition pink colored copies also available.

Virvum – Illuminance LP (Season Of Mist)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A mind-melting album of sterling technical death metal.

Watain – Sworn To The Dark [Reissue/2007] LP (Season Of Mist)

Watain – Lawless Darkness [Reissue/2010] LP (Season Of Mist)

Limited edition red colored vinyl reissues of the Swedish death metal band’s third and fourth albums.

Winds Of Plague – Blood Of My Enemy LP+MP3 (E1)

Recently released on CD – now available on colored vinyl. Winds Of Plague’s arresting combination of crushingly heavy aggression, sweeping progressive flourishes, dynamic keyboard-driven accents and a subtle yet unstoppably memorable hint of active rock bounce put them in an elite class above the noise of the crowded subgenres of metal.

Woo – A La Luna [Reissue/1991] LP (Emotional Response)

Reworked, re-ordered and remastered especially for this first-time vinyl release, brothers Mark and Clive Ives again present their unique, ground-breaking and at the time, heart-wrenchingly overlooked music, that seems to fit the folk-new age-electronics of today as well, if not better, than when first released.

Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues 2xLP (E1)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. RZA shepherded members of the Wu-Tang Clan for a new LP that was “crafted by” his beat-making associate DJ Mathematics.

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings – My King And Queen Georgie Fame And Beverley Skeete 4xLP (Demon/Edsel)

This four LP box set features some of the best studio recordings by Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, the ten-piece band that Bill put together after leaving the Rolling Stones in 1992. Whilst the band features guest appearances by veteran musicians (including Mick Taylor, Eric Clapton, Chris Rea, George Harrison, Gary Brooker and Peter Frampton on these recordings), with an all-star core line-up featuring Georgie Fame, Beverley Skeete, Albert Lee, Terry Taylor and Bill Wyman himself of course.


Josh Groban – Stage To Stage, My Journey To Broadway (Reprise)

A 192 page hard cover coffee table book featuring energetic and intimate behind the scenes images of the notable events that illuminated Groban’s extraordinary journey to Broadway.


Dude York – Halftime For The Holidays CD (Hardly Art)

Seven new holiday-themed originals and two classic covers (Randy Bachman’s “Takin’ Care Of Christmas” and “Silent Night”). Self-consciously goofy, but refreshing in its willingness to tackle the misery and joy of the season in equal parts.

Elvis Presley – Christmas with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra CD/LP (Sony Legacy)

Limited edition O-card packaging. The King is paired with England’s beloved orchestra for a new symphonic take on Elvis’ timeless Christmas favorites, with arrangements recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.

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New Releases for November 17, 2017 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:25:42 +0000 CDs + Vinyl: A.R. & Machines – The Art Of German Psychedelic 1970 – 1974 10xCD (BMG Rights Management) The complete collection of Achim Reichel’s innovative avant-garde project in the early 1970s. The lavishly designed ten-CD box-set includes all five studio albums and almost five hours of rare and unreleased music, a new remix-album – […]

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CDs + Vinyl:

A.R. & Machines – The Art Of German Psychedelic 1970 – 1974 10xCD (BMG Rights Management)

The complete collection of Achim Reichel’s innovative avant-garde project in the early 1970s. The lavishly designed ten-CD box-set includes all five studio albums and almost five hours of rare and unreleased music, a new remix-album – Virtual Journey – as well as a hardcover book with the artist’s own liner notes.

The Adicts – And It Was So! CD/LP/Cassette (Nuclear Blast)

With their Clockwork Orange Droog attire, infectious high energy, uptempo music and unforgettable performances, The Adicts are no strangers to the scene having formed in the 1975 in Ipswich, England. Over 40 years later the punk legends are still intent on raising sonic hell with their eleventh studio album.

America – Heritage: Home Recordings/Demos 1970-1973 CD (Omnivore)

A collection of rare demo recordings and unreleased songs from the band’s early formative years.

John Balke – Siwan – Nahnou Houm CD (ECM)

New album from the international collective led by Norwegian keyboardist-composer-arranger Jon Balke.

Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes CD (Vanguard)

Fake Nudes finds Barenaked Ladies channeling the harmonies fans have come to love, alongside a fresh electronic-driven sound and lyrics filled with wit and empathy. That wit even comes through on the album title, a play on the phrase “fake news,” which rose in popularity when President Donald Trump took office this year. “We were making the record in January at the height of the brouhaha over the term, which kind of in my mind, appeared then,” Robertson said. “It became popularized then. It’s just so absurd in my mind. It provided the opportunity for us to make the joke about our band name that everybody else has been making for 29 years. On every show, ‘They’re not nude and they’re not women. But our new act, blah blah blah.’ It just seemed like the perfect opportunity to call our own bluff there.”

Baths – Romaplasm CD/LP (Anticon)

Less outwardly grim than the darker half of the last Baths LP, Obsidian, but twice as bittersweet,

Romaplasm reimagines approachable electronic pop songs as pieces of scaffolding that can be lived in, expanded and retracted, or torn down entirely. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Harry Bertoia – Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture Of Harry Bertoia CD+DVD (Important)

Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture of Harry Bertoia, a film by Jeffrey and Miriam Eger, was shot in 1971 and follows Harry Bertoia in performance and interview throughout his Sonambient barn deep in the Pennsylvania woods. The CD contains historic recordings made in Harry Bertoia’s Sonambient barn.

Black Sabbath – The End 2xCD/3xCD+DVD+Blu-ray/3xLP (Eagle Vision)

Black Sabbath’s final hometown concert at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on February 4th, 2017. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Karl Blau – Out Her Space CD/2xLP (Bella Union)

Out Her Space is a gorgeous, languid and hook-infested gumbo of soul, funk, some jazzy blowing and Afro-pop, to arrive somewhere else entirely. The album testifies to Blau’s studio skills, as he captures the glimmering, humid depths of those sweltering southern influences, despite his north-western heritage. Out Her Space plays with humanitarian themes, against a backdrop of self-immolating American politics. For starters, the title was equally inspired by Blau’s, “overwhelming feeling to point out that men, in general, need to listen, to stop being so assertive and to get out of her space, let her balance again.”

The Body & Full Of Hell – Ascending A Mountain Of Heavy Light CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)

Latest collaboration between two unique and influential forces in heavy music. Despite their obvious differences in songwriting, The Body & Full of Hell are unified by their shared aesthetic, catharsis through the manipulation of emotions transformed by visceral noise and fueled by an inescapable sense of dread.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – The New Classics CD (Concord)

First ever live album from Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, recorded in Las Vegas and airing later this year on PBS.

Jimmy Buffet – Buried Treasure: Volume One CD+DVD (Mailboat)

A collection of Buffett songs, recorded in 1969 in Mobile and Nashville, discovered hidden in a recording studio closet.

John Cage – Klang Der Wandlungen 3xCD (Edition RZ)

“Utterly spellbinding survey of John Cage’s late works, mostly focusing on orchestral pieces performed and recorded circa his 1990 visit to East Berlin, and including a stunning rendition of Some of The Harmony Of Maine [1978] performed by Edition RZ’s Jakob Ullmann, who coincidentally write the box’s lucubrate liner notes. If you’ve ever been intrigued by Cage but can’t see a way into his crenelated catalogue, we strongly recommend checking this set for some of the late, great thinker and composer’s most accessible and gratifying work.” — Boomkat

Call Super – Arpo CD/2xLP+MP3 (Houndstooth)

“The second album from producer Joe Seaton offers a rush of effervescence. With a childlike and immersive touch, he pulls apart and rearranges small, twinkling sounds.” [8.0] – Pitchfork

Fabrizio Cammarata – Of Shades CD/LP (800a)

With a remarkable voice, unique guitar playing style and distinctive writing, Sicil-ian songwriter Fabrizio Cammarata blends his Mediterranean roots with a contemporary sound that draws inspiration from extensive travelling and explorations of visual and performing arts.

Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis CD/LP (Napalm)

Fourth album from the Brazilian thrash metal brothers.

Chaos Moon – Eschaton Mémoir CD/LP (Blood Music)

Psychedelic-laced, ethereal black metal that draws upon the synth atmospheres found on Emperor’s In the Nightside Eclipse, combined with dark ambient elements reminiscent of fellow USBM legend Leviathan alongside a hint of Manes’ Under Ein Blodraud Maane. The perfect throwback to the best of the Norwegian second wave.

Cluster – Qua [Reissue/2009]CD/LP (Bureau B)

Cluster & Farnbauer – Live In Vienna 1980 CD/2xLP (Bureau B)

Qua is an album which smoothly and consistently eludes the grasp, despite its looped repetitions; never settles long enough to invite easy comparison. From the babbling bass brooks of Gissander to the snaking, slippery shuffle of Malturi Sa , it hovers between the liquid and the gaseous.” – The Wire

John Coltrane – Chasing Trane CD (UMe)

11 tracks from the film, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (now available on DVD and Blu-ray). Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the time, it brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. [Vinyl edition due January 19.]

Conan – Man Is Myth Early Demos CD/LP (Napalm)

Britain’s dirtiest doom metal-band provides insights into a secret world with this 8-track collection of unheard beasts culled from their rehearsal room and studio.

Michael Cosmic/Phill Musra Group – Peace In The World/Creator Spaces [Reissue/1974] 2xCD/2xLP (Now-Again)

Free improvisation, first touched on by messengers like John Coltrane, Sun Ra and Albert Ayler, gives us an exuberant maelstrom that rejoices in life while it shoves back at complex, unforgiving social-political environments. The ’70s Boston underground brought twin brothers Phill Musra and Michael Cosmic together with Turkish-born drummer Hüseyin Ertunç; as a trio, and with other Boston jazzers, the twins each privately issued an album which are collected here.

The Country Liners – Mary Jane Dunphe & Chris McDonnell In The County Liners CD/LP (Wharf Cat)

Whether fronting the blazing punk band Vexx or the synth-pop duo CC Dust, Mary Jane Dunphe inhabits her projects with a knurly otherworldliness — her voice contorts and screams like an alien sent to reset the planet with rock ‘n’ roll. Bedridden by an ankle injury in the winter of 2016, she teamed up with friend Chris McDonnell (Trans FX) to write a batch of country-rock songs that buck like an old pickup. Mary Jane Dunphe & Chris McDonnell In The County Liners is the first EP from The County Liners, rounded out by fellow Olympia, Washington-based musicians Mirce Popovic (Trans FX) and Riley Kendig.

Dan Deacon – Rat Film [OST] CD (Domino)

On Rat Film, Dan Deacon’s inspired soundtrack to the provocative essay-film of the same name, one of electronic music’s most exciting artists delivers his first full record devoted to modern composition. [Vinyl edition due December 1.]

The Doors – Strange Days [Reissue/1967] 2xCD/LP (Elektra)

Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of The Doors’ second album. This 50th Anniversary reissue includes the original stereo mix of the album on CD for the first time in a decade, with sound that’s been remastered for the first time in 30 years. The second disc features the album’s original mono mix, which has been remastered for this set and is making its CD debut. [Vinyl edition features the mono mix.]

Electric Wizard – Wizard Bloody Wizard CD/LP+MP3 (Spinefarm)

Wizard Bloody Wizard is the latest/9th studio album from Electric Wizard; produced by guitarist/vocalist Jus Oborn and guitarist Liz Buckingham and mixed by Oborn, this 6-track all-analog affair is the follow up to 2014’s Time To Die. Conceived to form a single piece of vinyl these half-dozen tracks see The Wizard pursuing a more streamlined path, maintaining the essential, revered elements of their sound while simultaneously taking a broader view, operating in a world beyond fashion, niche or cult.

Paloma Faith – The Architect CD/LP (Sony)

Whilst the music is classic Paloma – with sweeping orchestral tracks, smooth soul, sleek disco grooves and stomping electro pop all featured throughout – the lyrics raise social and political questions, and cover powerful and topical themes, such as motherhood, social anxiety, wealth inequality, technology’s impact on feelings of alienation and the future of the Western World – all within the confines of classic pop.

Lorenzo Feliciati – Elevator Man CD/LP (RareNoise)

A powerhouse recording with echoes of King Crimson, Allan Holdsworth and other prog rock icons in it’s ten tracks, this outing by the prolific bassist-composer-arranger features a rotating cast of stellar musicians, including King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto, former Holdsworth drummer Chad Wackerman, Swedish Freak Guitar shredder Mattias IA Eklundh (of the Jonas Hellborg Trio and Art Metal), Italian progressive metal guitarist Marco Sfogli (currently of the legendary Italian prog rock band Premiata Forneria Marconi, AKA PFM), trumpeter Cuong Vu and Feliciati’s Naked Truth bandmate Roy Powell on distortion-laced clavinet.

John Fogerty – Blue Moon Swamp [Reissue/1997] CD/LP+MP3 (BMG Rights Management)

20th anniversary reissue of Fogerty’s Best Rock Album Grammy-winning album (1998) featuring two bonus tracks and alternate cover art.

Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest CD/2xLP+CD (Atlantic)

Charlotte Gainsbourg’s fourth studio, Rest, is a stunning eleven track collection produced by SebastiAn (Frank Ocean, Kavinsky), except the title track which was composed and co-written by Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, and “Songbird in a Cage,” composed and written by Paul McCartney. Rest also features collaborations with Owen Pallett, NZ’s own Connan Mockasin, and others. SebastiAn’s background in electronic music accorded with Gainsbourg’s desire for a sound with a disquieting, mechanistic edge, inspired by Giorgio Moroder and, perhaps unsurprisingly for a revered, award-winning film actress, movie soundtracks. Lead single “Rest” is a poignant, modern lullaby-like song, steering Gainsbourg toward a forensically focused approach to lyric writing. “Those were the first words that I actually sang on the album,” she explains. “I came in with all my bunches of lyrics…It was too much, really, and Guy-Man was saying, ‘you can’t say all that, you have to simplify it,’ and he reduced it to three words! It felt so innocent in a way, but it was exactly what I needed at that time.” Rest marks Gainsbourg’s achievement of the lyrical confidence to get unprecedentedly candid, and to trust her own words’ ability to communicate universal pains of loss through personal ones.

Chris Gantry – At The House Of Cash CD/LP (Drag City)

“High on the waves of the times (mid- ‘70s), Chris had pulled apart the tropes of traditional voice-and-guitar singer-songwriting, pushing them into fevered, eclectic, entirely personal territory. He took in the scope of the freedom generation with whom he’d been riding shotgun, and turned it back out again with unhindered lyrical expressions reflecting both disillusionment and a deep sense of transformation, with deft gestures and songwriting chops nailing down the tunes. At the House of Cash stands tall with its outlaw brethren from the golden age of Nashville, and it is damn fine having it out in the open air with the rest of us at long last.”

GBH – Momentum CD/LP+MP3 (Hellcat)

The influential, long-lived punk metal band GBH rose to prominence in England during the early

’80s when hardcore punk began inching toward heavy metal. Emerging from the streets of Birmingham, England, GBH pioneered hardcore punk and thrash yet refuse to categorize themselves or their music. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Joel Gion – Joel Gion CD/LP (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)

New solo album from the former Brian Jonestown antihero featuring instantly invigorating hooks presented at an unhurried pace matched with an unworried tone. A captivating collection of California calm mixed with self-command, with General Gion standing at the helm of an army of talented musicians, flutes and reverb pedals at the ready.

Godflesh – Post Self CD/LP (Shellshock)

Over two years in the making, Post Self explores the less ‘metal’ side of Godflesh; taking in the formative influences, and spitting out something more informed by late ‘70s/early ‘80s post punk and industrial than it is anything metal related. The 10-track set is thematically personal and obsessive, exploring anxiety, depression, fear, mortality, and family relationships [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Green Day – God’s Favorite Band CD/2xLP (Reprise)

22 hits spanning Green Day’s prolific 31 year career, plus a brand new song “Back In The USA” and a new duet with Miranda Lambert on “Ordinary World.”

Whitney Houston – I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard CD (Sony Legacy)

A variety of live and studio recordings from The Bodyguard (many previously unreleased or unavailable), including an alternate mix of “I Will Always Love You,” which features a spoken word intro of Whitney as Rachel Marron, an a capella version of “Jesus Loves Me,” which has never been heard before and a live recording from The Bodyguard World Tour 1993-1995 of “Run To You,” which Whitney rarely performed. Also included are film and live versions of “I Will Always Love” You,” “I Have Nothing,” “Queen Of The Night” and more. [Vinyl edition due January 26.]

Iron Maiden – Book Of Souls: Live Chapter 2xCD/3xLP (Sanctuary)

New live release from the icons of British heavy metal. [Limited edition CD version is also available which adds a book.]

Sharon Jones & The Dapkings – Soul Of A Woman CD/3xCD/LP+MP3 (Daptone)

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings’ final studio album, Soul Of A Woman is a lush, orchestral masterpiece. A true testament to the life and career of Daptone’s fearless leader and one of the world’s greatest performers. In the year prior to her death from pancreatic cancer in 2016, Sharon Jones toured and performed tirelessly, and was also the subject of the acclaimed documentary Miss Sharon Jones!. The songs on Soul Of A Woman exemplify two distinct sides of the band’s sound. Side One showcases the grittier, bluesy material like “Matter Of Time” and “Sail On” giving Sharon the room to flex her vocal prowess. Side Two takes on a more sophisticated orchestral mood. Tracks like “When I Saw Your Face” and “These Tears (No Longer For You),” capture a soft vulnerability in Sharon’s vocals that draws you deep inside, and yet they remain nuanced with the signature toughness that never allow you to forget she’s steering the ship. [Limited red colored vinyl pressing also available. Also, a Deluxe triple-CD bundle adds her previous albums Give The People What They Want and I Learned The Hard Way.]

King Crimson – Sailors’ Tales 21xCD+4xBlu-ray Audio+2xDVD Audio (DGM)

Deluxe box set containing 21 CDs, four Blu-rays and two DVDs – all audio. Three CDs feature Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo mixes of In The Wake Of Poseidon (1970), Lizard (1970) & Islands (1971) plus additional tracks. Six CDs feature the Islands line-ups early concerts from Germany (new to CD) and the UK (1971). Nine CDs feature live recordings (several new to CD and/or previously unreleased in any format) from the 1972 US tour, including a new stereo mix of Live At Summit Studios, Denver (March 12, 1972) and an expanded Earthbound (1972). Three CDs feature auditions for the Islands band and two further concerts from 1972 (all previously unreleased). Three Blu-ray discs contain the main studio albums in 5.1 Surround and recent stereo editions mixed by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp plus 30th anniversary masters of the original stereo albums mixes (all in 24/96 hi-res), plus extensive additional material with each disc also featuring a complete alternate album and a further selection of additional, related studio/live material in hi-res.

Talib Kweli – Radio Silence CD (Javotti Media)

The Brooklyn hip-hop artist’s new album features guest appearances from Rick Ross, Anderson .Paak, BJ The Chicago Kid, Waka Flocka, Jay Electronica, Robert Glasper, Bilal, Yummy Bingham, Amber Coffman and Myka 9; stellar production courtesy of The Alchemist, Oh No, Kaytranada, J. Rhodes and Robert Glasper. [Vinyl edition due December 1.]

Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2 CD (Atlantic)

The Philadelphia rapper flaunts a vision and fashion sense just as loud as his futuristic trap sound and dynamic voice.

Alex Lipinski – Alex CD/LP (A. Records)

Alex Lipinski’s caressing sympathy, full-throated resentment, and the raw rockabilly excitement of earliest Elvis have grabbed unwary listeners from the West Country to Krakow, Berlin and New York, since he first left Somerset to become a crucial habitué of Soho’s legendary, lost 12-Bar Club. Alex was recorded with older brother and fellow musician Adam Lipinski by his side at Anton Newcombe’s residential studio in Berlin.

Lords Of Acid – Heaven Is An Orgasm CD (Metropolis)

A compilation of B-sides, outtakes, and unreleased material originally available exclusively through Lords of Acid’s website.

Mike Love – Unleash The Love 2xCD (BMG Rights Management)

Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Michael Edward Love, grew up under the Southern California sun where he soaked up a life of music, surf, sand and sport. Beginning his singing career as a teenager, Mike along with his cousin, Brian Wilson, frequently sang at family get-togethers and holiday gatherings. These early influences served as the inspiration to form the legendary group, The Beach Boys, which originally consisted of Mike and his cousins, Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson along with neighbor David Marks and High School friend Alan Jardine. Love’s new album, Unleash The Love, features 13 brand new songs and 12 re-recordings of Beach Boys classics. The new tracks range from rock, gospel, R&B and pop and celebrate Love’s connection to the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and his journey to find personal love and peace. [Vinyl edition due December 15.]

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Wembley Or Bust 2xCD/2xCD+DVD/2xCD+Blu-ray (Columbia)

A special release commemorating the June 24th, 2017 performance by Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Wembley Stadium in London, England. [Two Deluxe packages are available, each including the double-CD set and the concert film on either standard DVD or Blu-ray. Vinyl edition due December 1.]

Paul McCartney – McCartney [Reissue/1970] CD/LP (Capitol)

Paul & Linda McCartney– Ram [Reissue/1971] CD/LP (Capitol)

Wings – Band On The Run [Reissue/1973] CD/LP (Capitol)

Wings – Venus And Mars [Reissue/1975] CD/LP (Capitol)

Wings – At The Speed Of Sound [Reissue/1976] CD/LP (Capitol)

Paul McCartney – McCartney II [Reissue/1980] CD/LP (Capitol)

Paul McCartney – Tug Of War [Reissue/1982] CD/LP (Capitol)

Paul McCartney – Pipes Of Peace [Reissue/1983] CD/LP (Capitol)

Single-disc digipak 2011 remastered editions on CD. 180gm vinyl reissues also available along with limited quantities on colored vinyl.

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill – The Rest Of Our Life CD/LP (Sony Music Nashville)

The first collaborative album between the country music superstars and power couple.

Morrissey – Low In High School CD/LP/Cassette (BMG)

On his eleventh studio effort, Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever as he captures the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world. Recognized as one of the most influential artists of all time, Morrissey is widely credited as a seminal figure in the emergence of indie rock and Britpop. After The Smiths, Morrissey achieved greater success as a prolific solo artist. All 10 of his solo albums have entered the Top 10 on the UK album charts, including three entries at No. 1. Releasing his debut solo album Viva Hate in 1988, he has since released a number of critically acclaimed follow-ups, including Kill Uncle, Your Arsenal and the comeback album You Are The Quarry after a five-year hiatus in 2004. Morrissey’s music acts as a rite of passage for all who discover alternative music. His lyrics, at times blunt and fearless, other times vulnerable and poignant, continue to resonate with listeners around the world with their unmatched emotional depth and theatrical, poetic delivery. [Limited clear vinyl pressing also available.]

Nullingroots – Into The Grey CD/LP (Prosthetic)

Nullingroots, originally the project of sole member, Cameron Boesch, was formed in 2014 in Southern California. A debut self-titled album was released shortly thereafter, which extracted Boesch’s post-black metal style from his previous band, Solus, and incorporated lush, gazing atmospheric elements. Boesch released two more Nullingroots full-lengths before assembling his band, comprised of Deacon Blue Batchelor, from the folk band Andrew Jackson Jihad on drums, and guitarist Alex Haddad. Shortly after, the three began writing Into The Grey, an expansion of Boesch’s vision which takes what many call blackgaze to new heights and levels.

The Obsessed – The Obsessed [Reissue/1990] CD/LP (Relapse)

Originally released in 1990 and out of print for almost two decades, the now legendary self-titled debut album from doom godfathers is back in print on CD and vinyl.

Oh No – Oh No Vs. Now-Again 3 CD (Now-Again)

Third dose of Oh No’s heavy hip-hop based on samples from the Now-Again catalog.

Nick Oliveri – N.O. Hits At All Vol. 3 CD/LP (Heavy Psyche Sounds)

Third volume of various band tracks that Oliveri recorded vocals for.

Queen – News Of The World [Reissue/1977] 3xCD+LP+DVD (Hollywood)

Super Deluxe edition of Queen’s 1977 album. CD Disc 2 features raw sessions, alternate takes, demos, and rough mix versions. CD Disc 3 includes live tracks, a BBC session, and an instrumental. The DVD contains a new documentary, Queen: The American Dream, featuring never-before-seen footage from the band’s 1977 US tour, both onstage and backstage. The package comes with a hardcover booklet, press kit, posters and more.

Pete International Airport – Safer With The Wolves… CD/LP (A. Records)

Pete International Airport is the brain child of Peter G. Holmström. It’s name is borrowed from a song title by his other band, The Dandy Warhols. Safer With The Wolves… is a meticulously crafted psyche rock journey into the dark heart of electronica. The album’s 11 tracks feature guest singers from like-minded allies such as: The Black Angels, Daydream Machine, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dark Horses, Hopewell, and more.

Reto A Ichi – The Lapse Of The Exchange CD/LP (!K7)

The Lapse of Exchange, is the sound of life as heard from a small Chinatown window in downtown Manhattan, the thunder of populism on the horizon. The album opens with music that reflects the inherent tension between the life of the artist – the self-doubt, the late nights, the aspirations – and the world outside – the hustle and bustle of a city that never sleeps, the wars abroad, the politicians at home.

Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark? CD/LP (WB)

In November 2016, Royal Blood vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher, along with producer Jolyon Thomas, spent six weeks in a studio in Brussels which featured a warehouse of antique gear. How Did We Get So Dark? was subsequently completed after a final session in London with their debut album’s co-producer Tom Dalgety. The album’s first single “Lights Out” ups the ante on their first outing with a wrecking ball of a groove cemented by Thatcher’s thunderous rhythms, while Kerr wrangles the twisted invention of his bass riffs to a whole new level. Their patented two-man artillery of carefully constructed melodic aggression is prevalent throughout, especially in “I Only Lie When I Love You,” which is a compelling cowbell-assisted reminder of the power of a stop-start riff and a strident chorus. There are times when Royal Blood are more visceral than ever – notably the gargantuan introduction to “Hook, Line and Sinker” and also the intense denouement that brings “Look Like You Know” to a close. [Limited edition clear vinyl pressing also available.]

Bob Seger – I Knew You When CD/LP (Capitol)

Bob Seger returns with his 18th studio album, which is dedicated to the memory of his friend Glenn Frey. Recorded in Nashville and Detroit, the 10-track set finds Seger paying tribute to further music legends like Lou Reed with a cover of “Busload of Faith” and Leonard Cohen with a cover of “Democracy.” [CD is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.]

The She’s – All Female Rock And Roll Quartet CD/LP (Empty Cellar)

With their respective tongues in their respective cheeks, Sami Perez, Hannah Valente, Eva Treadway, and Sinclair Riley of The She’s proudly present their second album. This time band is behind the wheel, self-producing with counsel and encouragement from tUne-Yards’ Merrill Garbus. Tonally, All Female Rock And Roll Quartet strays a bit from earlier releases. Drawing inspiration from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sleater-Kinney, and tUne-Yards, the bands have officially leveled up in terms of sonic experimentation and eccentricity.

Nadia Sirota – Tessellatum CD/LP (Bedroom Community)

“Composed by Donnacha Dennehy and performed on viola by Nadia Sirota and viola da gamba by Liam Byrne, Tessellatum is an impressive, sweeping work of drones and overdubbed strings.” — Pitchfork

Soundtrack – Saturday Night Fever [Reissue/1977] 2xCD/2xCD+2xLP+Blu-ray (Capitol)

The era-defining soundtrack album, remastered and expanded to commemorate its 40th anniversary. The remastered deluxe edition features the original soundtrack which spawned four No. 1 singles for the Bee Gees plus tracks from artists including Yvonne Elliman, Kool & The Gang and KC & The Sunshine Band. The second disc includes four new mixes by Serban Ghenea. The Super Deluxe version includes the double-vinyl LP along with the director’s cut of the film on Blu-ray.

Spirit Fest – Spirit Fest CD/LP+MP3 (Morr Music)

Bewitching avant-pop album from impromptu supergroup built around acclaimed Japanese duo, Tenniscoats.

Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black CD/LP+MP3 (ANTI-)

Mavis Staples has again joined forces with songwriter-producer (and Wilco frontman) Jeff Tweedy for his new album If All I Was Was Black. The history Mavis recalls from her early years touring with her family as The Staple Singers, the prejudice, ugliness and danger; well it’s all still here. In response, the singer has delivered 10-songs about contemporary America today, a present day filled with ghosts of the past. Despite all this, the mood ring on Mavis’ new album is set to love, which runs through and over the fury and despair. The songs move less like a hammer and more like the tide, with Mavis countering the anger with an eye toward the work that is required to bring change. She is singing the world as it is, but also a way forward. Mavis is sure that the answer is to lift each other up. She’s not embracing the anxious hesitation of respectability politics but the possibilities of love.

Throbbing Gristle – Second Annual Report [Reissue/1977] 2xCD (Mute)

Throbbing Gristle – 20 Jazz Funk Greats [Reissue/1979] 2xCD (Mute)

Throbbing Gristle – The Taste Of TG: A Beginner’s Guide To the Music Of Throbbing Gristle [Reissue/2004] CD (Mute)

Remastered reissues of the second and third albums by the English industrial music pioneers along with their 2004 compilation. [CD editions add a disc of bonus tracks. Remastered vinyl reissues due November 24.]

Various Artists – Black Man’s Pride CD/2xLP (Soul Jazz)

A collection of deep righteous reggae featuring Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, The Gladiators, Sugar Minott, The Heptones, Freddie McGregor, Cedric Brooks and more.

Various Artists – Hyperdub Presents: Diggin in The Carts – A Collection Of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music CD (Hyperdub)

For anyone with a sweet, 8-bit tooth, this is a goldmine of goodies; packing in 34 brief bursts of hyper-colored energy with not a millisecond or bit spared from future baroque complexity or funk between the cascading arpeggios, the darkside Carpenter style grind, or the squirming techno-phonk.

Various Artists – Pop Ambient 2018 CD/LP (Kompakt)

Another batch of hand-picked recordings from genre veterans and newcomers alike.

Various Artists – A Tribute To Dan Fogelberg CD (BMG)

A Tribute To Dan Fogelberg features new takes on some of his best-known songs, with the Eagles covering “Part of the Plan,” as well as their new recruit Vince Gill delivering “Longer” with Amy Grant. The LP also contains recordings by Garth Brooks, Train, Boz Scaggs, Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown, Michael McDonald, Donna Summer, and others. Fogelberg, who died in 2007 after a three-year cancer battle, was acclaimed for merging rock, pop, folk, jazz and classical music into his work. He’s best known for his hits “Longer,” “Leader of the Band” and “Same Old Lang Syne,” all of which were released in the early ‘80s.

Various Artists – Vanity Of Vanities – Tribute To Connie Converse CD (Tzadik)

Connie Converse was a remarkable composer who worked in the 1950s and 1960s. By 1974, depressed over her lack of recognition and success, she packed up her belongings and drove off never to be heard of again. Little known in her lifetime, she is now viewed as a pioneer of the modern singer-songwriter genre. This exciting compilation collects fifteen of her most unique and soulful songs performed by an all-star group of contemporary singer-songwriters.

Hans Zimmer – Blade Runner 2049 [OST] CD (Epic)

Original soundtrack to the 2017 motion picture composed by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch. [Vinyl edition due December 15.]

John Zorn – Hermetic Organ – Philharmonie De Paris CD (Tzadik)

John Zorn returns to his original instrument with a new volume of organ improvisations recorded at his infamous Weekend in Paris in April 2017. The organ at the Grand Salle Pierre Boulez is one of the most powerful and versatile in France, and Zorn approaches it with great sensitivity and wild abandon. Includes both the full 40-minute concert recording, and over 30 additional minutes of Zorn alone at the manuals in rehearsal the same day.

DVDs + Blu-ray:

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary DVD/Blu-ray (10 Spot)

Re\Set against the social, political & cultural landscape of the time, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man & an artist. The film is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician and composer whose influence continues to resonate around the world. 158 minutes.

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:

The 6ths – Wasps’ Nests [1995] LP+MP3 (Captured Tracks)

Originally released in 1995 on CD and 7” box set, Wasps’ Nests is the acclaimed, tongue twisting debut from the 6th’s – the side project of The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt featuring guest vocal appearances by a who’s who of ‘90s indie rock royalty including Dean Wareham (Luna), Georgia Hubley (Yo La Tengo), Mark Robinson (Unrest), Lou Barlow (Sebadoh), Mary Timony, Amelia Fletcher (Heavenly/ Talulah Gosh), Robert Scott (The Bats), Chris Knox, and more. [Limited white colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Jhené Aiko – Sail Out [Reissue/2013] 12’ (Def Jam)

Limited edition picture disc of Aiko’s 2013 EP that features appearances by Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Ab-Soul and Kendrick Lamar.

Alvarius B./Sir Richard Bishop – Strange Fruit 10” (Unrock)

Limited edition four-track split vinyl 10″ featuring legendary Sun City Girls Alan and Richard Bishop, celebrating Unrock’s 25th anniversary. It features the first new recordings by Sir Richard Bishop since his 2015 Tangier Sessions and two exclusive pearls by Alan Bishop, aka Alvarius B. All tracks are exclusive to this “Unrock 25” release.

Amenra – Mass VI LP (Neurot)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Contrasts have always been deep and at the very heart of Amenra, who have been uttering prayers and holding masses for eighteen years. Tormented darkness has always coexisted alongside luminous beauty, and thunderous impacts instantly follow frail, delicate subtleties. Songs that engulf everyone in the world suddenly feel whispered inside a solitary womb. Mass VI is here, and more than any other album in the band’s past, it highlights those contrasts.

Ed Askew – A Child In The Sun – Radio Sessions 1969-1970 LP (Drag City)

“If you, the discerning record collector, has even a passing interest in the posthumously named genre ‘acid folk’, surely the name Ed Askew is in your golden pantheon. Ed unearthed four reels of radio sessions taped in 1969–70, performing songs from his first two albums (and the totally previously unreleased track, “Green Song”). The tapes were meticulously studied by Galactic Zoo Disk honcho Plastic Crimewave (of Galactic Zoo Dossier, er, fame), and the best versions were extracted for this release.”

Bad Daddies – Over 30 Singles LP (Emotional Response)

A 30-song career spanning compilation from this long-running female fronted Bay Area punk band. Bad Daddies run the gamut from hard-core noise-bursts, to ’90s-style rock through to straight up pop-punk sensibilities.

The Beatles – A Taste Of Honey: Live At The Star Club, Hamburg 1962 LP (Wax Love)

Part one of two historical live recordings that were originally issued in 1977.

Bitchin Bajas – Bajas Fresh 2xLP/2xCassette (Drag City)

“While flowing towards a wholeness, the four sides of Bajas Fresh feature distinct approaches, approaching the ephemeral with subtle tweaks from new angles. Eschewing the grainy expansiveness of the self-titled album, this new one has an almost monolithic approach, whether spitting forth with Harmonia-styled data riffs, finding Denny-esque South Pacific exotica within a classic Sun Ra piece or teasing out almost imperceptible inflections inside the epochal fizz and whir with glassy-eyed, glacial patience.”

The Black Heart Procession – The Waiter Chapters I-VIII LP (Robotic Empire)

Originally pressed as a limited tour only CD in 2008 with seven songs (The Black Heart Procession – The Waiter Chapters 1-7), now available on vinyl for the very first time. Tracks 6 and 7 cannot be found on any studio album and the collection now includes a brand new, never released Waiter song, track 8 Hailing from the sun-drenched shores of San Diego, California, The Black Heart Procession has sought to bring their unique dream of winter to life for nearly two decades. Over the course of six full length albums and numerous ancillary offerings, they have captured the essence of heartbreak, the tragedy of discord and the exultation of redemption.

Mary J. Blige – What’s The 411? [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Motown)

Double-vinyl reissue of the debut album by R&B artist.

Tracy Bonham – Modern Burdens LP (Second Motion)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Instead of the aggressive grunge production of Bonham’s 1996 debut release, The Burdens Of Being Upright, 2017 remake Modern Burdens features more experimental, stripped down, often slower versions of the songs. Contributors include Tanya Donelly (of Belly, the Breeders, and Throwing Muses), Kathryn Calder (of the New Pornographers), Rachel Yamagata, Kay Hanley (of Letters To Cleo), Australian pop songstress, Angie Hart, Nicole Atkins and Sadie Dupuis (of the band Speedy Ortiz).

Anouar Brahem – Blue Maqams 2xLP (ECM)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Recorded in New York’s Avatar Studios in May 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher, Blue Maqams brings the Tunisian oud master together with three brilliant improvisers: Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, and British pianist Django Bates.

Brainbombs – Inferno LP (Skrammel)

Eight brand new BRAINBOMBS songs recorded in the end of 2016. “…Well, while their guitar-bass-drums setup is at least as much ‘rock’ as ‘noise’ in its approach, at this point they are veterans in the annals of intemperate foulness. First assembling in the mid- ‘80s, claiming frequently banned American writer Peter Sotos as their chief inspiration, the Swedish band went on to amass a catalogue of paeans to brutal psychopathy and the men who commit it, soundtracked by slurring, dizzy and utterly meat-fisted reductions of Stoogean proto-punk, heavy metal and accidental avant-garde.” – The Quietus

bvdub – Heartless 2xLP (n5md)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. It’s the prolific ambient producer’s fourth full-length for Oakland-based imprint N5md, following A History Of Distance, Born In Tokyo and All Is Forgiven. Heartless is also the first bvdub record that is available on wax. The label says that the album is “far more monolithic” than his previous ambient works but contains the “warm washes of sound below the soulfully angelic vocals that Van Wey often gravitates to.”

The Carpenters – Ticket To Ride [Reissue/1969] LP (A&M)

The Carpenters – Close To You [Reissue/1970] LP (A&M)

The Carpenters – The Carpenters [Reissue/1971] LP (A&M)

The Carpenters – A Song For You [Reissue/1972] LP (A&M)

The Carpenters – Now & Then [Reissue/1973] LP (A&M)

The Carpenters – The Singles 1969-1973 [Reissue/1973] LP (A&M)

The Carpenters – Horizon [Reissue/1975] LP (A&M)

The Carpenters – A Kind Of Hush [Reissue/1976] LP (A&M)

The Carpenters – Made In America [Reissue/1981] LP (A&M)

The Carpenters – Passage [Reissue/1982] LP (A&M)

The Carpenters – Voice Of The Heart [Reissue/1983] LP (A&M)

The Carpenters – Lovelines [Reissue/1989] LP (A&M)

The Carpenters – The Vinyl Collection 12xLP (A&M)

HQ-180gm vinyl reissues.

Suzanne Ciani – Help, Help, The Globolinks! LP (Finders Keepers)

Originally written and performed in 1968, and gaining worldwide acclaim throughout the 1970s, Gian Carlo Menotti would update and revise his play for the turn of the ’80s which called for a new approach to the music and sound effects—all of which would make their world premiere in New York high school theaters in April of 1980. For Help, Help The Globolinks!, Ciani would give Menotti’s well-traveled aliens a brand new voice and with reinvention she communicated with a young audience keen to hear the genuine sounds of the future while retaining melodicism and personality.

Judy Collins – Golden Apples Of The Sun [Reissue/1962] LP (Wax Love)

A classic of the ’60s folk revival back in print on vinyl.

Contributors – Contributors LP (Monofonus Press)

Last spring Monofonus invited Dan Melchior to Austin to record with local idiots Spray Paint. Over a week or so beers were drank and songs were hammered out. The result is a Krauty-Crazy Horse-y blending of these two prolific and distinct artists. This is the second in a series of Spray Paint collaborations that will be coming out on different labels.

Daphni – Joli Mai 2xLP (Jiaolong)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Extended versions of the tracks Daphni (aka Caribou, aka Dan Snaith) included on his recent Fabriclive mix plus new track “Vulture.”

Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley & Company [Reissue/1962] LP (Wax Love)

A stunner of classic R&B influenced rock and roll that’s essential for any Diddley fan.

Dirtstyle – Limited Edition Hard To Find Rare Dirtstyle Record – 25th Anniversary Edition 7” (Dirtstyle)

A limited edition 7” version of this breakbeat classic in celebration of Dirtstyle’s 25th anniversary. DJ Qbert and the Dirtstyle crew thrash out some rare-ass break and DJ tool action to send your routine through the scratch ceiling. The shit you never thought you’d get your needles on, now ready for maximum groove shredding.

Doctor Pablo & The Dub Syndicate – North Of The River Thames LP (On-U Sound)

Hauntological dub taking the mystical eastern melodica scales pioneered by Augustus Pablo and applying them to a unique mix of re-versioned cult themes and roots rockers.

The Dwarfs Of East Agouza – Both Sides of The Curtain LP (Unrock)

Delicate improvised freeform recorded live in Beirut in spring of 2017.

Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan [Reissue/1962] LP (Wax Love)

Back in print with a redesigned cover.

Brian Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets [Reissue/1974] LP (Astralwerks)

Brian Eno – Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) [Reissue/1974] LP (Astralwerks)

Brian Eno – Another Green World [Reissue/1975] LP (Astralwerks)

Brian Eno – Before And After Science [Reissue/1977] LP (Astralwerks)

Single disc vinyl reissues now available.

Roger Eno – This Floating World LP (Recital)

Roger Eno’s first new album since 2008 is a rustic and melancholic piano work, as grey and mossy as a country cottage.

Booker Ervin – The Song Book [Reissue/1964] LP (Analog Productions)

Totally audiophile 200gm vinyl reissue. Of Booker Ervin’s nine Prestige albums, The Song Book is special because it presents him exclusively in the contexts of standard songs. Ervin’s aggressiveness, his ferocity, his incomparable Texas spaciousness of sound and style, are undiminished. But the compositions provide familiar guideposts by which to track his explorations, which were unfailingly full of adventure and daring. In his only recorded appearance with Ervin, pianist Tommy Flanagan balances the music with his customary elegance. On bass and drums are Ervin’s frequent recording companions Richard Davis and Alan Dawson.

Fergie – Double Dutchess LP (Dutchess Music/BMG Rights Management)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Second solo album from the Black Eyed Peas member. The album includes collaborations with YG, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Fergie’s son Axl Jack.

Aretha Franklin – First 12 Sides [Reissue/1961] LP (Wax Time)

These very early recordings with the Ray Bryant group are beautiful jazz vocal stylings in the manner of Sarah Vaughan or Ella Fitzgerald.

Fujiya & Miyagi – Transparent Things [2006] LP (Impossible Objects Of Desire)

Over the last decade or so Brighton’s Fujiya & Miyagi have been steadily building a vast body of work that explores ’70s Germany-tinged beats, whip smart electronica, intoxicating disco, shimmering pop and generally concocting an idiosyncratic blend of dance music that sounds utterly and uniquely their own. The group have decided to revisit their 2006 classic, Transparent Things, and for the first time release the full album on vinyl. Transparent Things managed to look deeper and further beyond the zeitgeist whilst simultaneously remaining in it.

Dizzy Gillespie – Dizzy On The French Riviera [Reissue/1962] LP (Wax Love)

Produced by Quincy Jones, and featuring piano and arrangements from Argentinian master Lalo Schifrin, Gillespie shines here alongside underrated reed man Leo Wright. A great early ’60s Dizzy group absolutely slaying live to a receptive audience.

The Green – Marching Orders LP (Easy Star)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Green returns with their first full-length release since 2013’s award-winning Hawaii ‘13. Mostly recorded on the island of Oahu, Marching Orders promises is an all-encompassing affair, with guitarist/vocalist Zion Thompson assuring, “this album truly is diverse. There’s roots, dancehall, pop rock and of course love songs.” The album also features collaborations with producer/writer Brian Fennell (Ryan Tedder, One Republic, The Fray, Third Eye Blind), as well as guest appearances by Grammy-nominees J Boog and Eric Rachmany (of Rebelution), Jamaican dancehall superstar Busy Signal, and Island music veterans Fiji and The Mana’o Company. Lead track “I Will” aspires to give hope and strength to the willpower of the downtrodden. Lyrically, the song calls on the importance and value of life, as well as the interconnectedness of each individual. This message is meticulously encapsulated in the bridge’s reminder: “Don’t lose your strength, somebody needs you today / Don’t lose your way, somebody needs you.”

The Hacker – Le Théâtre des Opérations 2xLP (Dark Entries)

Passionate about avant-garde techno, The Hacker has taken his influences and crafted a potent homage to the power of the synthesizer. Songs veer from gritty, raw EBM to dark, subterranean electro, effortlessly channeling the strains of the Michel’s musical DNA: Front 242, Jeff Mills, Dopplereffekt, and Drexciya.

Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi – This Dazzling, Genuine “Difference” Now Where Shall It Go? 2xLP (Black Truffle)

Over the course of four LP sides, the October 2014 concert documented here ranges from rock power trio dynamics to maelstroms of analog electronics.

Charles Hayward/Thurston Moore – Improvisations LP (Care In Community)

Earlier in 2017 iconic artists Charles Hayward (This Heat) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) spent an afternoon improvising. Charles Hayward on drums and Thurston Moore on guitar.

Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band – Adiós Señor Pussycat LP (Violette)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “Formerly of The Pale Fountains and then Shack, the fate which has somehow gathered him is that of a generation’s lost muse, one who can still walk down any UK street like a ghost – a remarkable, if more bitter than sweet status even for a nation that so fiercely keeps its heroes at arm’s length. Adiós Señor Pussycat is the Liverpudlian’s first new work since Shack’s 2006 finale On The Corner Of Miles & Gil (his work with The Strands was re-issued to rapturous acclaim in 2014), one undoubtedly which, after such a long absence, might have a lot riding on it were his avuncular profile much higher. Instead, unburdened by much more than a natural garrulousness and the traces of addictions past, its thirteen songs are a confident, frequently joyous statement as a whole, and fascinating examples of a master songwriter’s craft once unpacked individually.” – Live4Ever

I The Mighty – Where The Mind Wants To Go / Where You Let It Go LP (Equal Vision)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “We don’t want people to just listen to our music on a surface level. We want people to dive into the songs and dissect them and to really feel them” explains Brent Walsh, vocalist for Bay Area alternative rock innovators, I The Mighty. Since their 2007 inception, the band has developed a cult international following due to their dynamic sound, seamless chemistry and explosive live show. Over the course of the band’s previous three full-lengths and four EPs, they’ve continually progressed as artists, with each release serving as a snapshot of where the band was at in their very impressive career. I The Mighty’s new Casey Bates-produced album, Where The Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go is heralded by the ethereal lead single “Silver Tongues” which features Tilian Pearson of Dance Gavin Dance.

Vijay Iyer Sextet – Far From Over LP (ECM)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Far From Over features a sextet of virtuoso improvisers with horn players Graham Haynes, Steve Lehman and Mark Shim alongside rhythm partners Stephan Crump and Tyshawn Sorey leveraging a wealth of jazz history even as it pushes boldly forward. The music ranges from the thrillingly explosive (“Down To The Wire,” “Good On The Ground”) to the cathartically elegiac (“For Amiri Baraka,” “Threnody”), with melodic hooks, entrancing atmosphere, rhythmic muscle and an elemental spirit all part of the allure.

Wanda Jackson – There’s A Party Going On [Reissue/1961] LP (Capitol Nashville)

There’s A Party Goin’ On bridged the gap between rock and country and was the first of its kind in the ‘50s. With a career spanning five decades, Wanda Jackson sounds better than ever on vinyl. Now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records’ 75th anniversary.

Robert Johnson – Drunken Hearted Man LP (Wax Love)

A collection of the finest moments of the only two known recording sessions by the King of Delta Blues.

Eyvind Kang – Plainlight LP (Abduction)

A gorgeous set of new tracks by the brilliant composer and multi-instrumentalist. Plainlight features an array of spiritually intoxicating instrumentation: tamboura, electric guitar, organ, trumpet, oboe, trombone, and Korean traditional instruments.

Felix Kubin – Takt Der Arbeit LP (Editions Mego)

Originally developed as a film score, Takt Der Arbeit is inspired by a handful of industrial and instructional films from the early 1960s until the early 1990s that portray different forms of work. Felix Kubin translates these historic documents into a musical poem of conceptual depth.

Lau Nau – Poseidon LP (Beacon Sound)

Finnish artist Laura Naukkarinen returns with her fourth album. Poseidon is a suite of delicate, wise songs that exist in a world all their own, treading the line between chamber folk and experimental pop with a distinctly Scandinavian melancholy. Centered around Laura’s beautiful voice and piano (with lyrics sung entirely in Finnish), the album also includes a small cast of guest musicians on electronics, cello, bowed lyre, clarinet, harmonium, and more.

Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is? [Reissue/1969] LP (Capitol)

Vinyl reissue of the 1969 studio album by Peggy Lee, featuring arrangements by Randy Newman.

Left Behind – Blessed By The Burn LP (Unbeaten)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. West Virginia’s Left Behind follow-up their 2016 debut Seeing Hell, which found the group augmenting their brand of hardcore with sludge and thrash influences, with their second album Blessed By The Burn.

LP – Lost On You LP+MP3 (Vagrant)

Released last May on CD – now available on vinyl. “It took Laura Pergolizzi nearly a decade to find her footing as a solo artist under the initialed name LP. After struggling through the label scene, she ended up turning to writing songs for other musicians just to stay in the game. She wrote or co-wrote tracks for the likes of Backstreet Boys (‘Love Will Keep You Up All Night’), Christina Aguilera (‘Beautiful People’), and Rihanna (‘Cheers (Drink to That)’), eventually earning enough clout to gain attention from Warner Bros. The label signed on for the release of her 2014 album Forever For Now, an LP that finally gave LP the attention she deserved for her unique vocal and musical abilities. Now, she’s gearing up to keep her momentum going with a new record.”

Bob Marley – The Legend Live: Santa Barbara – County Bowl – November 25th 1979 3xLP (Trojan)

The cream of Bob Marley’s now legendary concert at the Santa Barbara County Bowl on colored vinyl.

Vic Mensa – The Autobiography 2xLP (Roc Nation)

Mensa draws inspiration from 1990s hip-hop. His major label debut features guest appearances by Chief Keef, Pharrell, Saul Williams, Weezer, Syd of The Internet, Joey Purp, The-Dream and Ty Dolla $ign. White colored vinyl pressing.

Björn Meyer – Provenance LP (ECM)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. There is a distinguished tradition of solo bass albums on ECM, but Provenance is the first to be devoted to the electric bass guitar. Björn Meyer, Swedish-born and Swiss-based, has shaped a unique voice for his instrument inside the most diverse contexts, working alongside Persian harpist and singer Asita Hamidi, Swedish nyckelharpa player Johan Hedin, and Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem.

Jason Mraz – Waiting For My Rocket To Come [2002] 2xLP (Elektra)

First-time vinyl edition of the first major-label album and fourth overall by the singer-songwriter.

Nine Inch Nails – Broken [Reissue/1992] 12”+7” (Nothing)

Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Nothing)

Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile [Reissue/1999] 3xLP (Nothing)

Nine Inch Nails – The Fraglie: Deviations 1 4xLP (Nothing)

“We want to present the catalog as it was intended to be, with no compromises,” Reznor said of the NIN vinyl reissue series. “That means a careful remastering of the audio from the original sources, a painstaking recreation of the artwork, pristine materials, some surprises and an insane attention to detail.”


Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence LP (Nothing)

Nine Inch Nails – Not The Actual Events LP (Nothing)

The first new Nine Inch Nails music since 2013’s Hesitation Marks, 2016’s Not The Actual Events ushers in a new era of the band and is the inaugural installment in a three-part EP series which also includes 2017’s Add Violence. Recorded with now official band member Atticus Ross, the 5-track EP is heavy, textured and mercurial and includes guest appearances by Dave Grohl (drums) on “The Idea Of You, ” Dave Navarro (guitar) on “Burning Bright (Field On Fire)” and wife Mariqueen Maandig (vocals) on “She’s Gone Away.” 180gm pressing.

Palberta/No One and the Somebodies – Chips For Dinner LP (Wharf Cat)

Born in the kitchen of some stranger’s house and conceived of over many bowls of pasta and lentils, Chips For Dinner is the gurgling brain child of New York’s weirdest. Palberta and No One and the Somebodies (NOATS) feel right at home together, joyously dishing out sonic absurdities and displaying a clear mutual influence on each other’s work. Four brothers from Westchester County and three thick-as-thieves friends living in the Hudson Valley have concocted a real musical treat for all lovers of the playful and strange.

Panopticon – Autumn Eternal [Reissue/2015] 2xLP (Nordvis)

Limited orange colored vinyl pressing.

Paternoster – Paternoster [Reissue/1972] LP (Now-Again)

A terrifying album, a collection of songs that traverses the sublime, and thus necessitates a bowel-loosening acceptance of beauty too complicated to merely admire, bowing under the weight of a tremendous atmosphere, accentuated by Gothic organs and scorching fuzz guitar, punctuated by wailing vocals detailing visceral, Bosch-like images, and carried by enveloping bass and syncopated, mixed-well-too-loud-and-thankfully-so drums.

Les Paul and Mary Ford – Les and Mary [Reissue/1955] LP (Capitol)

Les and Mary is a studio album released by Les Paul and Mary Ford in 1955 on Capitol Records. The album features ten vocals by Mary Ford. The songs contained in the album are noted for their diversity. Now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records’ 75th anniversary.

The Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde [25th Anniversary Edition] 2xLP/2xLP+3×12” (Craft Recordings)

Released last week on CD – Regular and Deluxe vinyl editions now available. Listening to 1992’s Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 25 years after its release, its sense of timeliness is unmistakable. Every song on the album inverts a hoary hip-hop cliché. With classics like “Oh Sh*t,” “Otha Fish,” “Ya’ Mama,” and the now-ubiquitous “Passin’ Me By,” Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde remains essential and enduringly unique – a rite of passage for any serious hip-hop fan. Featuring brand-new liner notes by leading music writer Jeff Weiss (Pitchfork, Passion Of The Weiss), this Deluxe 25th Anniversary of the gold-certified album features the original album in its entirety, plus an entire disc of bonus material featuring rare cuts, remixes, and a capellas.

Pink Floyd – A Collection Of Great Dance Songs [Reissue/1981] LP (Pink Floyd Records)

Pink Floyd – Delicate Sound Of Thunder [Reissue/1988] 2xLP (Pink Floyd Records)

Back in print on vinyl.

Playboi Carti – Playboi Carti LP (AWGE/Interscope)

Vinyl edition of the eponymous debut commercial mixtape by the rapper.

Portugal. The Man – Waiter: “You Vultures!” [Reissue/2006] LP (Fearless)

Portugal. The Man – Church Mouth [Reissue/2007] LP (Fearless)

First two records by Portugal. The Man – back in print on vinyl.

Project Mama Earth – Project Mama Earth 12” (Provogue)

Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut EP from the all-star Mama Earth lineup of Joss Stone (vocals), Nitin Sawhney (guitar), Jonathan Joseph (drums), Étienne M’Bappé (bass/guitar) and Jonathan Shorten (keyboards). The project started when British soul singer Joss Stone and her former musical director Jonathan Joseph hit on the Mama Earth concept of an album driven by the dynamic rhythms of Africa.

Razz – Time Frames LP (Emotional Response)

Razz are a reminder that simple rock & roll chord structure does not necessarily equate to unoriginal. Intricate pop disguised as big rock tunes.

Lou Reed – Transformer [Reissue/1972] LP (RCA)

Lou Reed – Berlin [Reissue/1973] LP (RCA)

Lou Reed – Rock N Roll Animal [Reissue/1974] LP (RCA)

Lou Reed – Coney Island Baby [Reissue/1975] LP (RCA)

Lou Reed – Street Hassle [Reissue/1978] LP (RCA)

Lou Reed – Blue Mask [Reissue/1982] LP (RCA)

Digitally remastered vinyl reissues now available.

Ritual Knife – Hate Invocation LP (Fallen Empire)

Searing black punk from Atlanta.

Sannhet – Known Flood [Reissue/2013] LP (The Flenser)

A vinyl reissue of Sannhet’s long-out-of-print debut album. Originally released on Sacrament in 2013, this album set the tone for the band’s signature blend of instrumental transcendent black metal and post-metal.

Silver Apples – Contact [Reissue/1969] LP (Jackpot)

Limited colored vinyl LP pressing. The 1969 follow up to Silver Apple’s debut found the duo digging into the far reaches of their songwriting psyches for a darker and more emotionally charged set of songs.

The Simpkin Project – Beam Of Light LP (Dub Rocker)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Hailing from Huntington Beach, the six-piece rock reggae band Simpkin Project put a distinct California feel into their work. From the electric guitar accents from group founder and lead singer Phil Simpkin, to the smooth vocal harmonies created with co-founder Sean Kennedy, the sound is at once familiar and refreshing. Having a strong knowledge and respect for roots reggae, the songs blend their favorite influences from Jamaica and California, including Latin percussion.

Sleep On It – Overexposed LP (Equal Vision)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Chicago pop-punk favorites.

Sob Stories – Debut 12” (Emotional Response)

A shotgun marriage of ’80s jangle pop and nervy, tongue-in-cheek lyrics are the wedded bliss of Sob Storie’s eponymous debut EP.

Joe South – Introspect [Reissue/1968] LP (Capitol)

A country-soul southern rocker with a trippy album cover? It wasn’t shocking that it failed to find its audience back in ’68. Yet time and it’s influence (Elvis and Tony Joe White certainly took notice) have carved it out as a classic.

Sun Ra – Space Is The Place [Reissue/1973] LP (Jackpot)

Limited colored vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. In the endless ocean of Sun Ra recordings, 1973’s Space Is The Place ranks among the very best but more importantly stands as the most immediately understandable of his records. This masterpiece touches flawlessly on elements of many of Ra’s multiple phases and provides both a mission statement for and a gateway to his immaculate body of work.

Sun Ra and His Arkestra – Featuring Pharaoh Sanders & Black Harold [Reissue/1976] LP (Superior Viaduct)

After its first release in plain or hand-decorated covers in 1976, Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Black Harold remained an exceptionally rare item in the El Saturn discography, known to a few lucky collectors.

Suspect Parts – Suspect Parts LP (Oops Baby)

Buzzsaw punk/powerpop, a cotton candy-meets-razorblade concoction that goes down surprisingly smooth.

SZA – Ctrl LP (RCA)

Released last June on CD – now available on vinyl. “SZA has proven herself to be a talented storyteller between harmonious melodies.” — Vibe

Utzalu – The Loins Of Repentence LP (Vrasubatlat)

The debut full length and fourth proclamation of scornful revenge by Utzalu: The Loins Of Repentance. Formed in the corridors of wretch, this album employs the visions of Emile Zola in tangent with anecdotal tales of depravity in unhinged desires. The Loins Of Repentance focuses on the evolution (or lack thereof) of merciless lust and the longing for the hubris that may never come. The transcendence of self-destruction and the desire to beckon the fall. The lust for revenge and the ecstasy from visions of torn and rotten loins.

Various Artists – The Amazing Singing Record – Arizona Pop Compilation LP+MP3 (Emotional Response)

A compilation of home grown talent, featuring two songs each from eight current Arizona pop acts. Electrisad, Lil Bobby Jr., Gene Tripp, Amateur Hour, The English Teeth (Boyracer), Nanami Ozone, Cereal Milk, and Diners.

David Virelles with Román Díaz and The Nosotros Ensemble – Gnosis 2xLP (ECM)

Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In this vivid and exciting project, the Santiago-raised and New York-based pianist-composer David Virelles looks towards one melting pot from the vantage point of another. A far-reaching work with deep cultural roots, Gnosis speaks of transculturation and traditions, and of the complex tapestry of Cuba’s music the sacred, the secular, and the ritualistic but the works shapes and forms could only have been created by a gifted contemporary player thoroughly versed in the art of the improvisers. Strings, woodwinds and percussion all have their roles to play in Gnosis, viewed by Virelles as several families functioning within one unit: this dynamic symbolizes multicultural interaction.

Weather Warlock/Quintron – Headless Faction LP+MP3 (Rhinestone)

The Weather Warlock is a musical instrument built by New Orleans artist and musician Quintron. The instrument is a large analog synthesizer which is controlled, via a set of outdoor sensors, by the changes in weather. The circuitry employs sun, rain, wind, temperature, moon, and lightning to affect a major-chordal drone with special sonic events occurring at sunrise and sunset. The base recordings for this, the second Weather Warlock album, were made in Abu Dhabi during a live performance on Saadiyat Island.

Andre Williams – Bacon Fat: The Fortune Singles 1956-1957 LP (Wax Love)

The earliest – and dirtiest – years of Williams’ five-decade-long career. All of his singles from 1956-1957 for the legendary Fortune Records label.

Lucinda Williams – This Sweet Old World LP (Highway 20)

Limited edition pink colored vinyl pressing available November 17 – part of this year’s Ten Bands One Cause pink vinyl campaign in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and Gilda’s Club NYC Produced by Lucinda Williams and Tom Overby, This Sweet Old World – recorded to mark the 25th anniversary of the original 1992 album Sweet Old World – features all-new renditions of the record’s 12 songs, some of which have been dramatically rearranged and rewritten.


The Adicts – And It Was So! (Nuclear Blast)

With their Clockwork Orange Droog attire, infectious high energy, uptempo music and unforgettable performances, The Adicts are no strangers to the scene having formed in the 1975 in Ipswich, England. Over 40 years later the punk legends are still intent on raising sonic hell with their eleventh studio album.

Bitchin Bajas – Bajas Fresh (Drag City)

“While flowing towards a wholeness, the four sides of Bajas Fresh feature distinct approaches, approaching the ephemeral with subtle tweaks from new angles. Eschewing the grainy expansiveness of the self-titled album, this new one has an almost monolithic approach, whether spitting forth with Harmonia-styled data riffs, finding Denny-esque South Pacific exotica within a classic Sun Ra piece or teasing out almost imperceptible inflections inside the epochal fizz and whir with glassy-eyed, glacial patience.”

Ekin Fil – Inflame (Helen Scarsdale Agency)

The Istanbul drone-pop producer turns her sites to the big screen for the first soundtrack in her impressive catalogue of recordings.

Morrissey – Low In High School (BMG)

On his eleventh studio effort, Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever as he captures the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.

Stelzer/Murray – Connector (Helen Scarsdale Agency)

New collaboration from two stalwarts of the Boston noise/experimental scene over the past two decades. On Connector, Stelzer brings to the table an array of mangled and partially demagnetized tape; and Murray brings his knack for compacted harmonics, obfuscated field recordings, and long-view compositional strategies.


Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas LP (RCA)

2017 edition of this festive 2016 album featuring bonus tracks and pressed on vinyl for the first time.

Sia – Everyday Christmas CD (Atlantic)

The Australian pop singer’s first-ever Christmas album includes 10 original festive songs, including “Santa’s Coming For Us,” “Puppies Are Forever” and “Ho Ho Ho.” [Vinyl edition due December 15.]

Various Artists – Bloodshot Records’ 13 Days Of Christmas CD/LP (Bloodshot)

Bloodshot’s 13 Days of Christmas is a-you guessed it-thirteen-song compilation of off-kilter original Christmas songs and unlikely covers by Bloodshot artists and friends like Murder By Death, Jon Langford, Kelly Hogan, and Ha Ha Tonka. The collection runs the gamut of garage rock, doo wop, honky tonk, surf, and more. From the traditional to the subversive, there’s something for everyone’s stocking. “The people have been barkin’ up our chimney about a holiday release for a long time, and we finally pulled up our stockings and got tinkering in the workshop.”

Various Artists – A Capitol Christmas Volume Two CD (Capitol)

Part of the on-going celebration of Capitol 75 – includes key tracks by Glen Campbell, Dinah Shore & The Beach Boys singing Christmas classics. [Vinyl edition due December 1.]

Various Artists – Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You [OST] CD (Epic)

Soundtrack to the new animated film based on a young Mariah Carey’s lust to own a puppy.

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