AFI – Burials CD/LP (Universal Republic)
The Cali-based band recorded their ninth album with producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters) at East West Studios in Los Angeles.
Adrian And The Sunsets – Breakthrough [Reissue/1963] CD/LP (Sundazed)
High-flyin’ surf rock from early ‘60s Southern California.
Aru – DPV3.5 CD (Captcha)
The debut LP from this Iowan dub guru is eccentric and disorienting with lo-fi beats and a heavy psych dread vibe.
Best Coast – Fade Away CDEP/12” (Jewel City)
Fade Away features seven tracks including two previously released for a Record Store Day single, “Fear Of My Identity” and “Who Have I Become.”
Black Hearted Brother – Stars Are Our Home CD (Slumberland)
New space-rock project featuring Neil Halstead (Slowdive/Mojavi 3) and Mark Van Hoen (Seefeel).
The Black Hollies – Somewhere Between Here And Nowhere CD/LP+7”+MP3 (Ernest Jenning)
Led by Justin Angelo Morey and his long-time collaborators Herbert Wiley and Jon Gonelli (all three of whom are also members of the recently reunited Rye Coalition) as well as drummer Nick Ferrante (White Hills), The Black Hollies’ latest album was inspired by Spacemen 3, Can, The 13th Floor Elevators, and The Stone Roses. Vinyl version features an alternate sequence and edits.
Cage – Kill The Architect CD/LP (Eastern Conference)
A veteran of the acclaimed hip-hop labels Definitive Jux, and Fondle ‘Em Records, Chris Palko, better known as Cage, has been intimately connected to the underground hip-hop scene as early as 1991, having worked with legends such as El-P, KMD, Necro, Godfather Don, K-Solo, and more. Since that time, Cage has become known as much as a pioneer of horrorcore rap.
Camel Heads – Anoluz CD (Captcha)
Brazilian experimental psych influenced by North African desert blues. Long form kraut jams drenched in cosmic sweat for fans of early Pink Floyd and Sun Araw.
Brandy Clark – 12 Stories CD (Slate Creek)
The debut album from the country singer/songwriter is full of diverse characters and stays true to Brandy’s self-proclaimed dark comedy theme.
Coke Weed – Back To Soft CD (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
Alt-psychedelic quintet Coke Weed is led by songwriter Milan McAlevey and the band has immersed itself in ’60s psych rock, pledging allegiance to the likes of Jefferson Airplane. Vinyl version due November 12.
Crooks On Tape – Fingerprint CD/LP (Misra)
Crooks On Tape is John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Rick Lee (Enon, Skeleton Key, Butter 08), and Joey Galvan. The unscripted band was born out of a simple notion: convene, improvise, and record every moment.
Crow – The Best Of Crow CD/LP (Sundazed)
With a lowdown bass lick, uptown R&B horns and surging organ punctuating a catchy chorus, “Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)” hit the Top 20 like a comet in 1969 and propelled Crow from Midwest club band into national touring act overnight. Thanks in part to covers by Black Sabbath and Ike and Tina Turner, it’s one of the most recognizable hits of the era. Out of print for four decades, Crow’s finest recordings are now available again on CD and HQ-180gm vinyl editions meticulously mastered from the original tapes.