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.