Cabaret Voltaire – The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord [Reissue/1985] CD/LP (Mute)
Cabaret Voltaire – #8385 Collected Works 1983-1985 6xCD+2xDVD/4xLP+6xCD+2xDVD (Mute)
Archival box set collates four of Cabaret Voltaire’s classic mid-period releases remastered on CD and vinyl: (The Crackdown (1983), Micro-phonies (1984), Drinking Gasoline (1985), The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord (1985), plus a CD of 12″ mixes and an unreleased CD called Earthshaker – The Lost Soundtrack); And two DVDs (two live shows and Gasoline In Your Eye); Plus a 40 page 12″ sized booklet with extensive and exclusive sleeve notes from Phil Barnes and Richard H. Kirk and a synopsis on Earthshaker. All of the audio has been remastered from the original master tapes and over seen by Richard H. Kirk. (The four remastered albums are also available separately on both CD and vinyl formats).
Fifty-five years after the Everly’s recorded Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day and jazz chanteuse Norah Jones teamed up to do every song on the album in the classic Everly style. Now archive/reissue label Bear Family places another twist on that classic LP, expanding the original with an additional disc of early/alternate versions.
Jerry Garcia Band And Bob Weir/Rob Wasserman – Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound 6xCD (ATO)
Six-CD Set featuring two complete, previously unreleased performances mastered from original soundboard recordings captured during the Jerry Garcia Band’s Fall 1989 East Coast tour which featured fellow Grateful Dead co-founder and guitar/vocalist Bob Weir with bassist Rob Wasserman as the opening act.
Hieroglyphics – The Kitchen CD (Hieroglyphics)
The first album of new material in 10 years from the legendary hip-hop crew. The Kitchen LP is an album that blends the ingredients of archival audio, new music and collaboration between turntablism, beat chopping and lyricism together to form an original authentic entree for your ears to devour and digest.
King Crimson – USA [40th Anniversary Edition] CD+DVD (DMG)
USA is a live album recorded towards the end of King Crimson s final US tour of the ‘70s in June 1974. This edition includes a DVD of hi-res stereo versions of the three different album mixes: the expanded 30th anniversary edition, Ronan Chris Murphy mix, and previously unreleased Robert Fripp/David Singleton mixes. Uniquely, of the releases in this series, USA is presented in Hi-Resolution stereo only and not 5.1 Surround.
The Lonely Forest – Adding Up The Wasted Hours CD (Universal)
New 11-track record was recorded by Chris Walla. Walla, guitarist and producer for Grammy-nominated rock band Death Cab For Cutie, made The Lonely Forest his first signing when he launched his label Trans.
John Mellencamp – 1978-2012 19xCD (Mercury)
John Mellencamp 1978-2012 is a massive box set collection covering, for the first time, all of the legendary singer/songwriter’s principal studio albums. The collection consists of a total of 19 CDs originally released over a recording career that spans 35 years.
Sly & Robbie – Present Shaggy: Out Of Many One Music CD (Empire Distribution Corp.)
New collaboration between Reggae legends Shaggy and Sly & Robbie. The trio joined forces to produce a truly authentic back to the classic roots reggae album featuring contributions from Beres Hammond, Ne-Yo, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, Cocoa Tea, Joe, Jimmy Cozier, Konshens, Tessanne Chin, Peetah Morgan, Tarrus Riley, Chronixx, Melissa Musique, Samira and more. Diversity of the featured artists make the album not only a true-to-reggae album but also an album with young fresh talents.
Teengenerate – Get More Action CD/LP (Crypt)
Yassss! The long lost May 1994 Egg Studios (Seattle) Crypt album sessions — all hopped-up, remixed, etc., and finally available after disappearing for 19 years! CD version comes with the same 17 songs as the LP version, but with five additional tracks (Five Covers EP) Liners by New Bomb Turk main man Eric Davidson.
DVD + Blu-ray:
The Gaslight Anthem – Live In London DVD (Mercury)
This performance was captured on stage in London during Gaslight Anthem’s Spring 2013 tour promoting their album Handwritten. This 10-track release features the band performing six songs from Handwritten as well as four older tracks. 60 minutes.
Aquariana – Aquariana LP (Drag City)
Direct from the Source Family comes the late Aquariana (one of Father Yod’s 13 wives). She plays with a questing passion and soulful devotion, with all but one song performed solo on the piano. Her lyrics sing of the spirit with pure visions, but are all directed to the source through the focus of her true love: Yahowa.
The Beatles – Live At The BBC 3xLP (Capitol)
Recently reissued on CD – now available for the first time on vinyl (HQ-180gm).
Andrew Bird – I Want To See Pulaski At Night LP+MP3 (Grimsey)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Beautiful new, mostly instrumental 7-song, 32-minute mini-album, that is both poppy and hypnotic at the same time. The only vocals appear on the title track, with Andrew pleading for a departed one to “Come Back To Chicago, City Of Light.” Bird builds five of the remaining tracks up from simple layered loops in the manner that we’ve all come to take for granted, but each song is really a small wonder of fragile beauty and joy. Lovely and trippy.
Black Flag – What The… 2xLP (SST)
Black Flag’s release since 1989’s I Can See You is comprised of 22 scathing songs.
David Bowie – Love Is Lost 12” (Columbia)
Limited 12” vinyl pressing of new single lifted from The Next Day. Includes the “Hello Steve Reich Mix By James Murphy For The DFA.”
Jake Bugg – Shangri La LP (Island)
The British singer/songwriter’s new album shares its title with the Malibu studio where it was made, once the ’70s haven of Bob Dylan and The Band, now the creative hub of legendary producer Rick Rubin. Rubin’s assembled wrecking crew of Shangri La session regulars includes guitarist Matt Sweeney, bassist Jason Lader, and drummers Chad Smith and Pete Thomas.
Can – Vinyl Box 17xLP (Mute)
Limited box containing seventeen HQ-180gm vinyl LPs housed in a linen-wrapped box. The set features 13 of the band’s classic albums, alongside Out Of Reach, which has been unavailable in any official format since its original release in 1978, plus Can Live, a bonus live disc featuring the classic Can line up of Holger Czukay (bass), Michael Karoli (guitar), Jaki Liebezeit (drums) and Irmin Schmidt (keyboards). The live album was recorded at Sussex University in 1975 and will be unavailable in any format outside of the Can Vinyl Box. All albums are packaged in original artwork and are accompanied by five posters and a 20-page 12” booklet accompanies the box set featuring unseen photographs and sleevenotes by Alan Warner. Yeah, it’s expensive.
Eric Clapton – Pilgrim 2xLP (Rhino)
Clapton’s 1998 album is now available on HQ-180gm vinyl.
Corrections House – Last City Zero LP (War Crime)
The collective of members of Neurosis, Eyehategod, Yakuza, Swans, Bloodiest, and Minsk, Corrections House conjure an impossible to pinpoint kaleidoscopic synthesis of mechanical decomposition, atmospheric abnormalities and poetic putrefaction. This is THEE “Supergroup” of the metal/doom/sludge world, folks.
Elvis Costello And The Roots – Wise Up: Thought Remixes & Reworks 12” (Blue Note)
Remix EP companion to Wise Up Ghost. J Dilla Disciple and Stones Throw Records beat maker/drummer Karriem Riggins contributed four new exclusive remixes and three interludes on the hip-hop front. Daptone’s own Menahan Street Band (a collective featuring members of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and El Michaels Affair) come with the Memphis-to-Muscle Shoals slow funk flavor in their rework of “Tripwire.”
Limpe Fuchs (of Anima Krautrock fame) combines her original, self-built sound sculpture instruments with her unique singing and piano playing while Timo Van Luijk (Af Ursin, Onde, Elodie) and Christoph Heemann use analogue electronics and electro-acoustic sounds to weave a surrounding organic audio forest to accompany her.
Goblin – Non Ho Sonno (Sleepless) [OST]  LP (AMS Music)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of Goblin’s soundtracks for nine cult horror masterpieces and their 2000 reunion soundtrack for the cult Dario Argento film Non Ho Sonno.
David Grubbs – Borough Of Broken Umbrellas 10” (Blue Chopsticks)
David Grubbs’ first record of solo guitar improvisations is a profoundly unhurried probing of a handful of gorgeously spare themes, and divides itself between two long tracks for electric guitar and nylon string acoustic guitar. This is living room music in real time, with the windows open.
Peter Gutteridge – Pure [Reissue/1989] 2xLP (540)
Peter Gutteridge is the man who launched a thousand Flying Nun bands. Founding member of The Clean, the Chills, The Great Unwashed, Snapper And The Puddle, Gutteridge released one solo album, Pure, recorded between 1986-1987 and released on Xpressway Records in 1989.
Hollywood Dream Trip – Would You Like To Know More? LP (Streamline)
Would You Like to Know More? is the first in a series of collaborative albums produced by Will Long (Celer) and Christoph Heemann. Sitting outside in the starry night by a campfire a loop that Will had created for the beginning of a new piece was blasting all over the an outdoor PA and served as inspiration and starting point for the resulting cooperative work.
Howling Hex – All-Night Fox  LP (Drag City)
Neil Michael Haggerty (Royal Trux) and crew’s 2005 release — now available on vinyl for the first time. Deeply grooved and stomping and alive with a triple-headed vocal attack, these songs are free from structural cliche: verse, chorus and solo have been incorporated into a stream.
Ironic Chic – The Constant One LP (Bridge Nine)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Iron Chic is a melodic punk band from Huntington Station, NY.
Jeff The Brotherhood – Past 7” Recordings 7×7” (Infinity Cat)
A re-assembled collection of seven out-of-print Jeff The Brotherhood 7″ singles, culled from previous A and B-sides and the Jeff sides from five split 7″s, and rounded out with a previously unreleased version of “Stay Up Late.” Each of the seven singles is on a different color vinyl with new black on silver labels.
Koudede – Guitars From Agadez Vol. 7 12” (Sublime Frequencies)
7th volume of the celebrated series collecting searing guitar music from Western Sahara.
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Gimme Back My Bullets [Reissue/1976] LP (Friday Music)
This 1976 Tom Dowd produced classic, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s fourth studio album features the original band line-up Ronnie Van Zant on vocals, lead guitar great Gary Rossington, Allen Collins on guitar, Leon Wilkerson on bass, Billy Powell on piano, and Artemus Pyle on the drums. Remastered and available for the first time ever on HQ-180gm vinyl in a gatefold jacket.
Mayday Parade – Monsters In The Closet LP (Fearless)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fourth album from the Florida-based alt-rock band.
Paul McCartney – New LP (Hear Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “In calling his 16th solo album New, Paul McCartney is celebrating his fresh attitude rather than a change of musical direction. Though they’re produced by men young enough to be his sons, these 12 songs are vintage Macca: jaunty, melodic and occasionally whimsical with underlying twists of lyrical anger.” – The Telegraph.
James Vincent McMorrow – Early In The Morning  LP (Vagrant)
2011 debut album from the Irish singer/songwriter – now available on vinyl.
Saint Etienne – So Tough [Reissue/1993] LP (Plain)
Released in 1993, So Tough is another eclectic album from the group with samples used (mainly from British films and television) to link the songs together that feature electronic dance grooves, dub influences, a splash of folk music and their own brand of blissed out pop.
Slayer – Diabolus In Musica [Reissue/1998] LP (American)
Slayer – God Hates Us All [Reissue/2001] LP (American)
Slayer – World Painted Blood [Reissue/2009] LP (American)
Back in print! Another week of Slayer vinyl reissues!
Teengenerate – Five Covers EP 7” (Crypt: cr105)
Five covers, each from the long lost May 1994 Egg Studios (Seattle) Crypt sessions. Covers include classics from the likes of Real Kids, DMZ, Pagans, Queers, and the venerable Elvis Presley.
Tuxedomoon – No Tears [Reissue/1978] 12” (Superior Viaduct)
Tuxedomoon – Scream With A View [Reissue/1979] 12” (Superior Viaduct)
First vinyl reissue since the mid-’80s of two EPs of essential post-punk synth from the late ’70s. For fans of The Residents, Units, The Normal.
The Who – Tommy [Reissue/1969] 2xLP (Geffen)
The Who’s defining, breakthrough concept album — a full-blown rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy that launched the band to international superstardom, was originally released in May 1969. The Who were at a career crossroads. They were known mainly as a singles band, but this project launched them as a serious ‘albums band’ and has now sold over 20 million copies and regularly turns up in lists of the most influential albums of all time.
Yellow River Boys – Urinal St. Station LP (Million Dollar Productions)
What happens when one of the top bands on the classic rock circuit decides to throw caution to the wind and reveal themselves as leaders of the underground “urine” scene? A hit record! Ten catchy, radio-friendly songs (in a musical style somewhere between Lynryd Skynryd and John Mellencamp). Gold vinyl.
Frank Zappa – Uncle Meat [Reissue/1969] 2xLP (Zappa Records)
Frank Zappa – Roxy And Elsewhere [Reissue/1973] (Zappa Records)
HQ-180gm vinyl. Uncle Meat features the original 1969 album mix, exclusive here. Unavailable on CD, the album has been digitally restored by Vaultmeister, Joe Travers, UMRK. Cut directly from the original analog master tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, 2013 the vinyl reissue of Roxy And Elsewhere contains all original mixes first issued in 1974. This new reissue is in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers at the Roxy in Hollywood, December 1973.
Jesus Lizard – Book (Deluxe Edition) Book+7”+Print (Akashic)
176-page hardcover coffee table book includes a 7” of two unreleased Jesus Lizard Recordings on gold vinyl, as well as a signed print by Yow