Big Boi – Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors CD (Def Jam)
Second album from one-half of Outkast – available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks. Guests include Theophilus London, Little Dragon, Kelly Rowland, TI, and Ludacris. Vinyl version due January 8.
Blaak Heat Shujaa – The Storm Generation CD/LP (Tee Pee)
Blaak Heat Shujaa boast a cinematic sound that has been called “Heavy Saghedelia” and “Kyussian,” featuring “psychedelic, meditative, trance-inducing, and spacey atmospheres.”
Glen Branca – Songs ’77 – ’79 [Reissue/1997] CD (Atavistic)
Collects most of the recorded output of Branca-led no-wave legends The Static and Theoretical Girls.
Tim Buckley – Look At The Fool [Reissue/1975] CD (Manifesto)
Tim Buckley’s ninth and final studio album, originally released in 1974, a year before his death in June 1975. Funky and soulful, the material and music match the times and Buckley’s amazing phrasing and voice are top notch.
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band – Translucent Fresnel: Live 72/73 CD (Ozit)
From the late-1960s through to 1980 John Peel collected tapes of recordings of Captain Beefheart’s live shows, particularly ones in the UK. During a tidy-up at Nan True’s Hole in 2003 he discovered around six large reels of tape containing many of Beefheart’s live UK performances. Here is the first volume of material from the tapes.
Daley – Alone Together CDEP (Universal Republic)
Stateside debut EP from the British soul singer. LP due next year.
Emerson, Lake And Palmer – Live In California 1974 CD (Shout Factory)
The first-ever official release of their legendary “California Jam” (aka “CalJam”) performance.
The Game – Jesus Piece CD (Geffen)
Fifth album from the rapper – available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks. Guests include Lil Wayne, Big Sean, J. Cole, Jamie Foxx, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga and Chris Brown.
Green Day – Tres! CD (Reprise)
The third and final installment of the Uno! Dos! Tre! triology. Vinyl version due January 15.
Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights [Tenth Anniversary Edition] CD+DVD/2xLP+DVD (Matador)
Remastered and repackaged in a beautiful deluxe hardbound book with unreleased photos and an additional disc of bonus tracks, many unreleased, plus the demos and B-sides and a DVD.
Jawbreaker – Bivouac [Reissue/1992] CD/LP (Blackball)
Bivouac has been remastered by John Golden from the original tapes, and the increased sampling rate boosts some of the bottom end and mid-range.
King Crimson – Lark’s Tongues in Aspic, 40th Anniversary Edition CD+DVD-A (Discipline)
Remixed for 5.1 surround from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and expanded with three extra, previously unreleased, alternative takes/mixes.
Lifehouse – Almeria CD/LP (Geffen)
Sixth album from the alt-rockers – available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes three bonus tracks. Almeria features guest appearances from Natasha Bedingfield, Chris Daughtry, Kevin Rudolf, Charles Jones and Peter Frampton.
Masta Killa – Selling My Soul CD (Ingrooves)
Third solo album from Wu-Tang’s Masta Killa features appearances from Kurupt and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, plus production from 9th Wonder.
Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale – Buddy And Jim CD/LP (New West)
Two pioneers of Americana trade licks and verses on their new duets album.
Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox CD (Atlantic)
For Unorthodox Jukebox, Mars and his songwriting/production team The Smeezingtons (Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine) partnered with heavyweight producers including Jeff Bhasker, Mark Ronson and Diplo to create the 10-track album.
Peter, Paul & Mary – Live In Japan, 1967 2xCD (Rhino)
The original 1967 LP was never released in the US, and has never been on CD. Here now is the original album plus additional songs that weren’t on the 1967 LP.
Swans – Feel Good Now [Reissue/1988] CD (Atavistic)
Reissue of the classic live album compiled during Swans triumphant ’87 European tour in support of Children Of God.
Amon Tobin – ISAM Live CD+DVD (Ninja Tune)
Here is the official document of Tobin’s recent jaw-dropping multi-media live shows.
X-TG – Desertshort/The Final Report 2xCD/2xLP (Industrial)
“When Genesis P-Orridge quit Throbbing Gristle during their 2010 reunion, the remaining members continued on as X-TG. This release comprises a full cover of Nico’s 1970 LP, Desertshore, featuring Antony Hegarty, Marc Almond, Blixa Bargeld, Sasha Gray, and others, plus an original album, The Final Report.” [7.8] — Pitchfork
DVDs + Blu-ray:
Insane Clown Posse & Twizted – American Psycho Tour Documentary DVD (Psychopathic)
The first and only documentary that showcases both Twiztid and lCP on tour together.
Metallica – Quebec Magnetic DVD/Blu-ray (Blackened Recordings)
26 songs recorded in Quebec City during the band’s 2009 tour in support of Death Magnetic. 100 minutes.
Phish – Star Lake ’98 2xDVD (Jemp)
Star Lake ’98 is the only full show available in the band’s archives as switched video from the summer of 1998. This two-DVD set was created from archival VHS videotapes of the three-camera lawn screen feed. The audio was mixed from multi-track masters in stereo PCM and 5.1 surround. 170 minutes.
The Stranglers – On Stage, On Screen DVD (Wienerworld)
Collects a film short, an acoustic set, and a blazing live show recorded at the Shepard’s Bush Empire in 2005. 126 minutes.
AC/DC – Live At River Plate 3xLP (Columbia)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Recorded in Buenos Aires in December 2009 when nearly 200,000 fans (over three sold-out nights) thunderously welcomed AC/DC back after a 13-year absence from Argentina.
Antiseen – Live In Austin TX LP+MP3 (Planetworks)
Antiseen roll over an enthusiastic crowd in Austin, TX in 2011.
Circle City Band – Circle City Band LP (Ubiquity)
“Magic” by the Circle City Band was a well known single in the ‘80s, loved by roller skaters and
fans of BET alike, which used the track as it’s theme song. Almost 30 years later, this a complete reissue of their S/T album including bonus tracks.
Dungeonesse – Drive You Crazy b/w Private Party 7” (Secretly Canadian)
Dungeonesse is a collaboration between writer/producer Jon Ehrens (White Life, Art Department) and singer Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes).
Girls Names – New Life 12” (Slumberland)
The group’s new direction is marked by a more progressive and expansive sound, feeding on the darker sides of Echo & The Bunnymen, Spacemen 3, and The Birthday Party. Features a dubbed-out JD Twitch Optimo remix on the B-side. Color vinyl.
CeeLo Green – The Lady Killer LP (Elektra)
Limited edition color vinyl, just in time for the holidays.
DVA – Fly Juice 2×12” (Hyperdub)
“The Fly Juice EP sees the producer return to more unambiguously dance floor fare, and the results—four brash house hybrids that look well beyond UK Funky for inspiration—are a pleasure to behold.” – Resident Advisor
Hand – Everybody’s Own LP (Golden Pavillion)
This melodic, progressive acid folk-rock album from ’70s Switzerland blends the characteristic sounds of the British folk revival as represented by Donovan, Nick Drake and Pentangle, with the psychedelic vibe of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Jawbreaker – Chesterfield King [Reissue/1992] 12” (Blackball)
Chesterfield King has been remastered by John Golden from the original tapes, and the increased sampling rate boosts some of the bottom end and midrange.
Limbeck – Already Gone b/w Skyway 7” (Side One Dummy)
New track paired with a cover of The Replacements classic tune “Skyway.”
Magic Touch + Sapphire – Slows b/w Just Wanna Feel 12” (100% Silk)
When two become one: “Just Wanna Feel” is gush-worthy, hype-topping, expectation-shattering, perfect house pop from blonde disco Don Magic Touch and heavenly weirdo wizardress Sapphire Slows.
Monopoly Child Searchers – The Garnet Toucan LP (Underwater Peoples)
“The intention in these works lies in finding a symbolic, exotic, animal to unleash a psycho-active environmental expression that leads one to an elaborate meeting with the natural world.”
Oneohtrix Point Never – Rifts 5xLP (Software)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Rifts incorporates synth prog, modern noise, early techno, drone, minimalism and computer music.
Only You – Applying Myself b/w Lonely Boy 7” (White Iris)
A starry-eyed combination of surf, soul, and pop.
Ossie – Ignore EP 12” (Hyperdub)
“Bouncing just below 130 bpm, ‘Ignore’ shows off Ossie’s rhythmic prowess as he crafts a beat somewhere between a shuffle and a break while incorporating a handful of snare rolls and stutters to give it just a touch of funky swing.” – XLR8R
The Rolling Stones – Doom And Gloom 10” (ABCKO)
“Doom And Gloom” marks the first time that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have been in the studio together for seven years.
Adrian Sherwood – Recovery Time 12” (On-U Sound)
Earlier this year, Survival & Resistance marked Adrian Sherwood’s first solo album in six years. Recovery Time is an EP built from the shattered pieces of that album, reworked to fit firmly into Adrian’s notoriously banging DJ sets.
Ultraista – Smalltalk Remixes 12” (Ghostly International)
Ultraista is a new studio project featuring producer Nigel Godrich. Features two remixes of “Smalltalk” – one by Four Tet and the other by Matthew Dear.
Unwound – Live Leaves 2xLP+MP3 (Unwound)
The mighty Unwound return after an eleven-year hiatus with a collection of live recordings from their final tour for their swan song album proper Leaves Turn Inside You.
Van She – Idea Of Happiness LP (Modular)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Uplifting new album from the Sydney electro-pop exponents, their first full-length in four years.
Young Rival – Stay Young LP (Sonic Unyon)
If you value songwriting, melody and musicianly chops in their most timeless forms, you’ll find much to love here.