9th Wonder & Murs -The Final Adventure CD (It’s A Wonderful World Music Group)
The final collaboration between the hip-hop veterans.
9th Wonder & Buckshot – Solution CD (Duck Down)
9th Wonder & Buckshot’s third collaboration.
Christina Aguilara – Lotus CD (RCA)
Fifth studio album from the pop/R&B superstar — available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features four bonus tracks.
The Babies – Our House On The Hill CD/LP+MP3 (Woodsist)
The second full length from band lead by Kevin Morby (Woods) and Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls) is a mix of hushed dirges, melancholic traveling odes and squealing rave-ups.
Bobby Bare – Darker Than Light CD/LP+MP3 (Plowboy)
Features Bare’s interpretations of songs by Bob Dylan, U2 Alejandro Escovedo (who also makes a guest appearance), Lead Belly and others, plus new originals.
Travis Barker/Yelawolf – Psycho White CDEP (Lasalle)
Collaborative EP includes guest vocals from Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Operation Ivy, Transplants), and Skinhead Rob (Transplants), as well as scratches and cuts by Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys).
Susan Boyle – Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage CD (Columbia)
Boyle takes on songs from the golden era of film and stage.
Bush Tetras – Happy CD/LP (ROIR)
Happy is only the second studio album to ever be released by the ’80s post-punk/new wavers, not that they didn’t try. It had been mired in major label limbo since 1998.
John Butcher – Bell Trove Spools CD (Northern-Spy)
Butcher uses PhD expertise in theoretical physics to develop a thoroughly unique saxophone language where environment is key. This is his latest experiment in moving soundwaves through space. This album features two locations, a Houston art gallery and a high-ceiling marble room in Brooklyn, where Butcher is heard playing soprano and tenor.
Neneh Cherry & The Thing – Cherry Thing Remixes CD (Smalltown Supersound)
Remixes by Jim O’Rourke, Lindstrom, Prins Thomas, Merzbow, Four Tet, Kim Hiorthoy, Hortlax Cobra, Carmen Villain, Poole Blount Legacy, Nymph & Kurzmann.
Clark – Clarence Park [Reissue/2001] CD (Warp)
Expanded reissue of Chris Clark’s 2001 debut. Features bonus material and rare recordings from the album’s sessions.
Clinic – Free Reign CD/LP (Domino)
Free Reign is Clinic’s seventh album. They recorded and produced it themselves in their hometown of Liverpool and mixed it with the assistance of Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never).
Patsy Cline – On Air: Her Best TV Performance CD (Hip-O Select)
A new 14-track collection of Cline’s best live television performances.
Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille – I Wish I Didn’t Dream CDEP/7” (Northern-Spy)
Guitarist Loren Connors and vocalist Suzanne Langille deliver a record that’s as vulnerable as it is beautiful. The vocals speak cautiously, the guitar barely whispers, but could erupt at any turn in a scream.
Crystal Castles – III CD/LP (Casablanca)
On III, the Canadian duo has conjured up a collection of songs that are as raw as they are rounded. As III unfolds, each track will take you to greater heights and equal lows, as you enter the sometimes plagued and often polarized world that is Crystal Castles.
Cypress X Rusko – EP CDEP (Cooperative Music)
Rusko teams up with rap legends Cypress Hill for an EP of heavy dubstep rap.
Dash Rip Rock – Black Liquor CD (Alternative Tentacles)
Black Liquor effortlessly melds rock, swamp, garage and punk influences into one blistering guitar album with a haunting and quirky indie country ballad and pop voodoo paean rounding it out.
Anthony David – Love Out Loud CD (E1)
New album from the Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter/guitarist.
Deftones – Koi No Yokan CD (Reprise)
Koi No Yokan was recorded in Los Angeles with Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced 2010’s Diamond Eyes.
Lana Del Rey – Paradise CD/LP (Interscope)
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die: The Paradise Edition 2xCD (Interscope)
Paradise is a new eight-song mini album from the New York-based singer/songwriter/performer, and the follow-up to Born To Die. Born To Die: The Paradise Edition is, you guessed it, a pairing of the two releases
Dordeduh – Dar De Duh CD/2xCD (Prophecy)
Dordeduh create spiritual black metal that encompasses ambient passages and primal fury as well as elements of Romanian folklore and progressive rock.
Dragged Into Sunlight – Widowmaker CD (Prosthetic)
UK’s blackened death/doom metallers return with their sophomore album. Vinyl version due December 18.
Brian Eno – Lux CD (Warp)
Lux is one of Eno’s most ambitious works to date; it is a 76-minute composition in twelve sections that evolved from a work currently housed in the Great Gallery of the Palace of Venaria in Turin, Italy. Vinyl version due December 11. [8.0] – Pitchfork
Estasy – Wild Songs CD/LP (Acephale)
Something like Alan Lomax’s field recordings trapped in Werner Herzog’s Cave Of Forgotten Dreams. Reference points include the Nordic folk music traditions currently being kept alive by acts such as Dvergmal, the lost memories evoked in William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops, the sublime other-worlds given birth to by Sigur Ros’s made up language, and most notably the proto-gothic funeral dirge of Nico’s post–Chelsea Girls trilogy of The Marble Index, The End, and Desertshore.
Eternal Tapestry – World Out Of Time CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Taking inspiration from groups like Faust and Algarnas Tradgard, World Out Of Time unfolds as a collage, the most salient elements of their sound sewn into a seamless patchwork.
Ex-Cult – Ex-Cult CD (Goner)
A punk rock sweet spot that incorporates angular post-punk, flying saucer fuzz guitar, snotty vocals and bash-your-head-in energy. Vinyl version due November 20.
Fanga/Maalem Abdallah Guinea – Fangnawa Experience CD/2xLP (Strut)
Key tracks from Fanga’s back catalogue are restructured around a unique fusion of Gnawa Afrobeat and funk.
Forgetters – Forgetters CD/LP+MP3 (Too Small To Fail)
Debut from Black Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets To Brazil) and Kevin Mahon (Against Me!).
Josephine Foster – The Coming Gladness [Reissue/2008] CD/LP (Fire)
Josephine Foster – Graphic As A Star [Reissue/2009] CD/LP (Fire)
Josephine Foster combines rarely united royal realms: self-penned operatic art songs cast in freely-rendered blues with electric guitars and drums beating the path along with harp and piano flourishes.
Games – Games CD/LP (HoZac)
A pop album with all the subtleties and effervescence of those misty classics of the pre-punk power-pop era. Not that you’d expect anything less from former Busy Signals member and Sing Sing records co-owner Jeremy Thompson.
Gifts From Enola – Healthy Fear CD/2xLP (The Mylene Sheath)
New album from the post-hardcore/post-metal hybrid.
Golden Void – Golden Void CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Featuring members of Earthless and Assemble Head In Suburst Sound, Golden Void is a record of unpretentious, extremely well crafted, totally addictive rock & roll.
Green Day – Dos! CD/LP (Reprise)
Dos! is the second installment of Green Day’s album trilogy Uno!, Dos!, Tre!.
Guided By Voices – Bears For Lunch CD/LP+MP3 (GBV Inc.)
Bears For Lunch is GBV’s third album for 2012, in case you lost count.
Steve Hauschildt – Sequitur CD/LP (Kranky)
Steve Hauschildt returns with dense and lush arrangements that conjure introspective atmospheres that reveal not only his contribution to the band Emeralds, but also his ever-evolving strengths as a solo artist. There are classic yet cutting-edge soundscapes fashioned out of the idiosyncrasies innate to the copious synthesizers, drum machines, and vocal processing used on the album.
Holly Herndon – Movement CD (RVNG International)
Holly Herndon’s debut collection of material hybridizes experimental and dance music into hard-coded human sensuality. Incorporating themes of presence and physicality/flux and futurity within said musical expressions via Herndon’s unapologetic use of computer as her primary instrument, Movement translates the Avant-Garde into what Herndon fundamentally considers “life practice.”
Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston CD (RCA)
18-track best-of features the previously unreleased song “Never Give Up.”
Benedikt Jahnel Trio – Equilibrium CD (ECM)
Fueled by the tension created through the contrasting styles of pianist Benedikt Jahnel (whose approach is characterized by an unusual interest in rhythmic subdivisions) and drummer Howard (who, in Jahnel’s words, treats and perceives rhythmic phrases as melodic lines without fixed micro units), and with bass player Antonio Miguel often the musical mediator, the group’s sound draws subtly from classical influences as well as contemporary concepts of groove.
Mark Kozelek – On Tour: A Documentary – The Soundtrack CD (Caldo Verde)
Recorded live in concert halls, churches and hotel rooms throughout Europe, USA and Canada during 2010 and 2011, On Tour includes full version songs heard on the film, plus four bonus tracks.
LA Vampires with Maria Minerva – Integration CD (Not Not Fun)
The meshing of Maria Minerva’s alienated pop constructs with LA Vampires’ degraded Byronic house births a cool niche catalog of unclassifiable style prototypes, from new wave apocalypto to teutonic club dubs to Harajuku romance anthems, all unified by their tag-teamed sisters-with-voices symbiosis.
Pop Levi – Medicine CD/LP (Counter)
Medicine rubs Pop’s obsession with Prince up against his love of Bolan, throws in a little Paul McCartney, some early Stooges, a chunk of Lindsey Buckingham and even a dash of Peter Gabriel for a record which channels bubblegum pop through Satanic ritual and classic rock.
Lust For Youth – Growing Seeds CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
Primitive drone versions of synth-pop. Originally released in Europe by the Italian label Avant!, now widely available on CD and LP for the first time.
Machine Head – Machine F**king Head Live 2xCD (Roadrunner)
The Northern California band has established itself as one of the best live acts in the hard rock and metal world.
Madness – Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da CD (E1)
Fresh off their performances on the roof of Buckingham Palace and the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, Madness return with their 10th studio album.
Majeure – Solar Maximum CD/LP (Temporary Residence)
Multi-instrumentalist and sci-fi prog-rock explorer A.E. Paterra presents his second proper full length as Majeure.
Roc Marciano – Reloaded CD (Decon)
Second studio album by Roc Marciano features guest appearances by KA and Knowledge Pirate, with a little production help from The Alchemist, Ray West, Q-Tip and The Arch Druids.
Mika 9 & Factor – Sovereign Soul CD/LP (Fake Four Inc.)
The title Sovereign Soul is an affirmation of Myka’s whole aesthetic: searching, spiritual, and fiercely independent of the burdens and strictures of pop expectation. As with Myka’s 2009 collaboration, 1969, the music here flows from the head and hands of Factor, a producer from the prairies of Saskatoon in Western Canada, about half a continent from South Los Angeles.
José Luis Montón – Solo Guitarra CD (ECM)
With its program of Monton compositions drawing upon the melodic subtleties, rhythmic vitality and emotional power of flamenco, making connections also to classical tradition, it can at once take its place alongside the labels finest solo guitar albums.
Motionless In White – Infamous CD (Fearless)
Second full-length album from the Scranton-based metalcore band.
Mungolian Jetset – Mungodelics CD/2xLP (Smalltown Supersound)
This is the Mungolian Jetset taking you on a ride through the seasons and shifts of the days and nights, from the Cantina to the Ewok forest, via ritualistic dancing at Kilmin Taboour and stellar swimming in the galactic Goa. Features collaborations with Jaga Jazzist, Athana, and Unni Wilhelmsen.
Newban – Newban/Newban 2 CD/LP (BBE)
Remastered reissues of the late-‘70s funk/soul group, whose members went on to form platinum selling R&B band Atlantic Starr.
Mickey Newbury – Lulled By The Moonlight [Reissue/1996] CD (Mountain Retreat)
Mickey Newbury – Blue To This Day [Reissue/2003] CD (Mountain Retreat)
Originally released in 1996 as a limited edition CD and only available for purchase from his official website, Lulled By The Moonlight was Newbury’s first album of original material for 15 years. Blue To This Day is his final album, recorded prior to his death in 2002.
Carrie Newcomer – Kindred Spirits: A Collection CD (Rounder)
19-song collection draws from Newcomer’s catalog of twelve Rounder Records releases, plus two previously unreleased songs, two songs from her special hunger benefit project (Everything Is Everywhere) featuring Indian classical sarod masters Amjad Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan, as well as two live recordings.
Nite Jewel – Good Evening [Reissue/2009] CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
Occupying the twilit space between Ariel Pink’s lo-fi avant pop and the codeine beats of Chromatics, Nite Jewel’s debut album, Good Evening, brought a glorious new slant to the golden age of disco and became an after-hours go to from the record shelf. Features two bonus tracks.
Nyam Nyam – Hope Of Heaven + Singles CD (LTM)
First-ever CD edition of the 1984 album from the post-punk group.
People’s Temple – More For The Masses CD/LP (HoZac)
A bold advance in the songwriting structure, with intricate arrangements, incredibly diverse new directions not far off from the pioneering material spurned forth from the iconic ‘60s band Love. A direct shot of rock & roll snarl, classic pop, head-expanding fuzz, those two-part vocal harmonies, and an ever-compeling riff that takes you over the edge and back within minutes.
Lee Perry And The Sufferers – The Sound Doctor CD/2xLP (Pressure Sound)
Black Ark Singles & Dub Plates 1972-1978. A 24-track set of recordings and dub mixes from the golden era.
Placebo – B3 CDEP (UMe)
After fifteen years, six studio albums, 12 million units sold worldwide, breakdowns, clean ups and the dizzying swell of global success, Placebo is back with a new five-song EP. New full-length arriving next month.
Elvis Presley – Prince From Another Planet 2xCD/2xCD+DVD/2xLP (Sony Legacy)
40th Anniversary Edition of the epic live concerts recorded at Madison Square Garden June 9-11, 1972 — available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe edition adds a DVD that includes a 20-minute mini-documentary featuring footage from the June 9th press conference, the June 9th evening show, the June 10th afternoon show plus new interviews with Lenny Kaye, James Burton and Glenn D. Hardin, Joe Guercio, and Jerry Schilling, and lots more.
The Rolling Stones – GRRR! 2xCD/3xCD/5xCD+7” (ABKCO/Interscope)
Take your pick! This updated best-of compilation is available in a variety of editions to satiate varying degrees of fandom. Your choice of Regular, two different triple-disc Deluxe editions, and a Super Deluxe edition. The basic (Regular) two-disc version features 40 classic Stones tracks. The first triple-disc edition includes 50 tracks and is housed in an eight-panel digipak with 24-page booklet. The alternate triple-disc Deluxe edition is housed in a DVD-size box with a 36-page hardback book and five postcards. And finally, the Super Deluxe version includes 80 tracks on four CDs, a 7″ vinyl BBC Radio session EP, a 96-page hardback book, a poster, postcards, and more.
Social Studies – Developer CD/LP (Antenna Farm)
The San Francisco-based five-piece deliver a 21st Century take on rock anthems on their sophomore full-length. Here things are stripped down to the basics with a focus on texture and mood, where powerful vocals are showcased against a cascade of whirling synthesizers, soaring guitars, and thundering drums.
Robert Soko – Balkan Beats Soundlab CD/LP (Piranha Musik)
Robert Soko was the first to coin the term Balkan Beats to try and define his mix of music from the Balkans with urban styles like swing, traditional Bosnian sounds, Serbian brass music, Romanian gypsy songs, electro, hip-hop, surf-rock, techno, disco, rock and all-time vintage hits.
Sole – A Ruthless Criticism Of Everything Existing CD (Black Canyon)
This avant-garde hip-hop album takes the rap-as-critical-theory aesthetic that Sole has developed over the past few years on the Nuclear Winter mixtapes to a more concrete and original musical format.
Sonic Youth – Smart Bar: Chicago 1985 CD/2xLP+MP3 (Goofin’)
Live multi-track recording of NYC legends. Live versions of most of the songs from Bad Moon Rising and the never-properly-released track “Kat ‘n’ Hat.”
Soundgarden – King Animal CD/2xLP (Universal Republic)
The first studio album from Soundgarden in 15 years — available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three demo tracks.
Soundtrack – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 CD (Atlantic)
The soundtrack to the final film in the Twilight franchise features tracks from Green Day, Feist, Passion Pit, St. Vincent, Ellie Goulding, and others.
Malka Spigel – Every Day Is Like The First Day CD (Swim)
The genesis of this material was an exploratory four-day stint with Colin Newman (Wire) with ”zero preparation” at a studio run by Stereolab’s Andy Ramsay, which offered a treasure trove of musical playthings with which to interact intuitively — from bouzouki and vibraphone to decommissioned Stereolab organs and synths.
Sufjan Stevens – Silver And Gold 5xCD (Asthmatic Kitty)
Five-disc holiday-themed box set includes Gloria, I Am Santa’s Helper, Christmas Infinity Voyage, Let It Snow, and Christmas Unicorn. The set also includes Christmas stickers, temporary tattoos, a paper ornament, an apocalyptic pullout poster, songs lyrics and chord charts.
Tender Trap – Ten Songs About Girls CD/LP (Fortuna Pop)
Lead by indie legend and feminist icon Amelia Fletcher (Talulah Gosh/Heavenly), the band now also includes Emily Bennett from Betty and the Werewolves, replacing Elizabeth Morris (Allo Darlin’).
Tunabunny – Genius Fatigue CD/LP (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Genius Fatigue is 37 minutes bursting with ideas. Punk rock, new wave, power pop, no wave breakdowns, experimental ballads, musique concrete, and free jazz solos – it’s all in there, combined with a lyrical prowess that borders on the intimidating.
Tyvek – On Triple Beams CD/LP (In The Red)
The third album from forward-thinking Detroit punk ensemble picks up where the blistering proto-hardcore of Nothing Fits leaves off, but doesn’t tarry long in familiar zones.
The UV Race – Racism CD/LP (In The Red)
Racism continues the stylistic jump from their self-titled debut to sophomore full-length Homo, further exploring the possibilities of the first wave of punk, incorporating orchestral arrangements and gutter-glitter psych stomp, like if Vom tried to write their own Forever Changes; like if the Electric Eels backed up Bolan or if The Fall put out a record on Crass Records.
Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch – The Mystery Of Heaven CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem met on the streets of New York in 2006. They shared a lot of interest and background: Blake and Swedenborg, new wave and early music, avant-garde art and history, so a collaboration and a friendship was born. Jarmusch was looking to have Van Wissem compose a score for a film he had been trying to make for years, what he described as a “crypto-vampire film” about two lovers, outsider types who have been in love for hundreds of years. Van Wissem’s work comes from a tradition of avant-garde minimalism and lends itself well to the director’s stark cinematic works.
Sharon Van Etton – Tramp [Deluxe Edition] 2xCD (Jagjaguwar)
Double-disc Deluxe Edition includes the album, demos for each album track, plus a bonus track demo. Repackaging includes a self-portrait and liner notes about each song taken from Van Etten’s journals.
Various Artists [Hercules And Love Affair] – DJ Kicks CD/2xLP (!K7)
The mix is naturally a retro-leaning affair, full of classic ‘90s house and disco from the likes of Fax Yourself, DJ Duke and Rhythm Mode:D, along with the obligatory original track from Hercules And Love Affair, recorded exclusively for the mix.
Various Artists – Delta Swamp Rock Volume 2 CD/2xLP (Soul Jazz)
The second volume of Delta Swamp Rock continues to journey into the heartland of the American South, exploring the musical links between country, rock and soul music in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Vessel – Order Of Noice CD (Tri Angle)
Using techno and house as a jumping off point Vessel manages to twist these things into something unconventional and alien, often creating music that sounds as if it’s rhythmically out of control when in fact it’s all tightly controlled chaos.
The Weeknd – Trilogy 3xCD (Universal Republic)
Collects all three of the critically acclaimed Canadian alt/R&B trailblazer’s highly lauded mixtapes: House Of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes Of Silence, with three new unreleased songs.
Amy Winehouse – At The BBC CD+DVD (Republic)
At The BBC features 14 rare BBC recordings dating from 2004 to 2009. The DVD includes a a short film featuring a fascinating interview with the artist intercut with Amy, at the height of her powers, delivering an electrifying 20-minute live performance recorded in December 2006 in a tiny church
Wires Under Tension – Replicant CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
With a battery of custom built software instruments, samples, and seven live loopers, Christopher Tignor and master percussionist Theo Metz saturate our senses with new colors reflecting the urgent vitality of their South Bronx neighborhood. At times the two seem to lock talons like eagles in a death spiral, as Metz’s brutal percussive athleticism keeps pace with Tignor’s machines in an aural game of chicken.
DVDs + Blu-ray:
Mudhoney – Live In Berlin 1988 DVD (!K7)
Never-before-seen full-length concert footage of Mudhoney’s first live appearance in Europe. Bonus DVD content includes exclusive interview with Mudhoney’s Mark Arm by journalist Stevie Chick.
Pearl Jam – Twenty [Deluxe Edition] 3xDVD/3xBlu-ray (Columbia)
Special deluxe edition includes three discs and hours of bonus content. 381 minutes.
The Rolling Stones – 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition: Ladies & Gentlemen/Stones In Exile/ Some Girls: Live In Texas 3xDVD (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Released to celebrate the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary, this collection brings together three classic Rolling Stones DVDs into one set. 383 minutes.
Animal Collective – Applesauce 10” (Domino)
10″ vinyl single features the new non-album b-side, “Crimson,” a live favorite from the band’s recent shows.
William Basinski – The Disintegration Loops 9xLP+5xCD+DVD+Book (Temporary Residence)
First time on vinyl. Contains all four historic volumes, plus a pair of previously unreleased live orchestral performances, remastered from the original recordings and pressed onto virgin vinyl. Set also includes all of the remastered recordings on five-CDs, the extremely rare 63-minute The Disintegration Loops film on DVD, and a 144-page full-color coffee table book featuring rare photos taken during the making of The Disintegration Loops, and liner notes by Basinski, Antony, David Tibet (Current 93), and Ronen Givony (Wordless Music Series).
Bay Blue – Bay Blue LP (Anticon)
Self-titled and appropriately hued, Bay Blue is 35-year-old sample artist Matt Chang’s attempt to reconcile his hip-hop provenance with a much more encompassing grasp of 20th-century American music. From ancient ASR-10 springs jazz quartets, uptown blues duos, New Orleans big bands and other ensembles, what emerges is a landscape of bright tones and quick cuts, a triumph of sampling both painstaking and humanizing.
The Beatles – Please Please Me [Reissue/1963] LP (Capito/EMI)
The Beatles – With The Beatles [Reissue/1963] LP (Capitol/EMI)
The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night [Reissue/1964] LP (Capitol/EMI)
The Beatles – Beatles For Sale [Reissue/1964] LP (Capitol/EMI)
The Beatles – Rubber Soul [Reissue/1965] (Capitol/EMI)
The Beatles – Help! [Reissue/1965] LP (Capitol/EMI)
The Beatles – Revolver [Reissue/1966] LP (Capitol/EMI)
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Reissue/1967] LP (Capitol/EMI)
The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour [Reissue/1967] LP (Capitol/EMI)
The Beatles – The White Album [Reissue/1968] 2xLP (Capitol/EMI)
The Beatles – Yellow Submarine [Reissue/1969] (Capitol/EMI)
The Beatles – Abbey Road [Reissue/1969] LP (Capitol/EMI)
The Beatles – Let It Be [Reissue/1970] LP (Capitol/EMI)
The Beatles – Past Masters 2xLP (Capitol/EMI)
The Beatles –Stereo [Vinyl Box Set] 14xLP+Book (Capitol/EMI)
Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, the 14 albums return to their original glory (including the poster The White Album, the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band‘s cut-outs, and special inner bags for some of the titles). Also, Past Masters is now available for the first time on vinyl. And you know you want it: the Stereo 14xLP box set includes a 252-page hardbound book with dedicated chapters for each of the albums.
Darkstar – Timeaway 12” (Warp)
As Darkstar explain, “Timeaway” is a glance at their future: ”It’s very much us, but us looking forward. It’s off-kilter and processed and it bubbles and moves. We experimented sonically so much and I think what we ended up with is fitting not only to that time period and the experience of making this record but also to where we want to start from next time.”
dEUS – Keep You Close  LP (PIAS America)
dEUS – Following Sea  LP (PIAS America)
The Belgian alt-rock band’s sixth and seventh albums — now available on vinyl. Keep You Close features a guest appearance from Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs/Twilight Singers) on two tracks.
The Doors – Live At Bowl ’68 2xLP (Rhino)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. On July 5th, 1968, The Doors took to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl for a concert that has since passed into legend.
EZLV – Selfish Beat 12” (100% Silk)
EZLV crafts playfully luxurious extended-mix radio hits from the bi-curious, bygone dance-meets-soul era. It’s Soundstream in song form, luscious and light, brought to juicy lime-life with cool-curated club samples, late-’70s horn porn and elegant DJ creationism.
The Front Bottoms – The Front Bottoms  LP+MP3 (Bar None)
“If you have any love for the early punk style, garage band, mix tape, one-mic recordings like I do, then you better take two minutes to discover The Front Bottoms.” — Thevinyldistrict.com
Fury – Flying 7” (HoZac)
Two unissued ’72 cuts by New York proto punk group Fury, fronted by a young Sonny Vincent, who would later lead the legendary Testors.
Philip Glass – Rework_ 2xLP (Kora)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The idea for Rework came together during a conversation between Philip and his friend and new collaborator Beck. The pair recruited producer Hector Castillo to help assemble a collection of remixes of Glass’ works by a list of critically acclaimed artists including Beck himself, Tyondai Braxton, Amon Tobin, Cornelius, Dan Deacon, Johann Johannsson, Nosaj Thing, Memory Tapes, Silver Alert, Pantha Du Prince, My Great Ghost and Peter Broderick.
Harmonic 313 – Lion 10”+MP3 (Warp)
Blending chaotic elements of air horns, drum rolls, and echoing vocals, Pritchard nods subtlety at dance hall and dub while maintaining the distinctive driving rhythms that have made him a staple for over 20 years.
Joanna Gruesome – Do You Really Wanna Know Whay Yr Still In Love With Me 7” (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Nothing is sacred and everything is permitted, even bliss, even love. In the space of five minutes, Joanna Gruesome veers from jangle to riot, from sweaters to torn stockings, from feedback to swoon. Boy-Girl high velocity terror-pop.
Heavy Times – I’m Single 7” (HoZac)
Three-track EP which further illustrates the kung fu grip this Chicago combo has on pop hooks and the on-the-brink-of-collapse punk animalism they use to deliver them. Features exclusive B-sides.
Karthala 72 – Diable Du Feu 12”+MP3 (Electric Cowbell)
The sound of a 1970’s psychedelic freakout, only heavier. Seriously dark, driving funk meets Afrobeat. Karthala 72 are influeced by the traditional music of the Comoros, to Anatolian bazaar jazz to the more familiar beat of percussion led Afro-funk.
Sondre Lerche – It’s Never Meant To Be b/w Countdown 7” (Mona)
Most recent recording Sondre has produced to date b/w his version of Beyonce Knowles’ “Countdown” — an amazing take on the modern pop song.
Lilys/Big Troubles – Split 7” (Speakertree)
Kurt Heasley leader of Lilys, the shoegaze/dream pop visionary from the ‘90s teams up Brooklyn natives Big Troubles for this split. The A-side bares a self-described “Fela Kuti rocketship vibe”. The B-side features Big Troubles’ sweaping pop, which they say has always been heavily influence by Heasley.
Los Straitjackets – Jet Set 8×7”+MP3 (Yep Roc)
Box set containing eight unique 45s with bonus tracks and a download of all the tunes.
Mad Nana – My Two Kids b/w I’m Not Coming Here 7” (Soft Abuse)
Always shambly and shuffling and completely brilliant, Australia’s Mad Nanna (Michael Zulicki and co.) chug like the Velvets on the A-side, “My Two Kids”. On the flip, “I’m Not Coming Here”, the trio conjure Jandek with an elongated, lonesome and sedate jam that feels barely harnessed by those involved.
Oneida – A List Of The Burning Mountains LP (Jagjaguwar)
Vinyl-only release from Brooklyn psych/noise/kraut godfathers.
People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz – Moon Magic 7” (Illegal Art)
Two tracks culled from the recently released The Keystone Cut Ups DVD.
Pernice Brothers – World Won’t End  LP+MP3 (American Dust)
First-ever vinyl release for album widely considered as a defining moment in modern Americana and power pop.
Plateaus – Plateaus LP+MP3 (Art Fag)
San Diego four-piece Plateaus craft maddeningly catchy burnout pop gems. With noisy buzzsaw guitars and pounding drums underpinning tuneful bubblegum vocals, Plateaus is guaranteed to please fans of The Wipers, The Clean, Pavement and The Replacements.
Shoes – One In Versalles [Reissue/1976] LP (Numero)
Shoes – Black Vinyl Shoes [Reissue/1977] LP (Numero)
Shoes – Bazooka LP (Numero)
Shoes – Present Tense Demos LP (Numero)
“It may not have been the hip thing to do at the time, but Shoes carried on the pure pop traditions of the Beatles and the Raspberries during the late ’70s and early ’80s with a charming innocence and execution unmatched by the more derivative bands lumped into the category ‘power pop.’” — AllMusic
Snowgoose – Harmony Springs LP (Ba Da Bing!)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. Debut album from Glasgow-based eclectic pop/folk rockers, featuring musicians behind the best of Scotland’s contemporary music output but fronted by a pure English female voice.
Soundtrack – Music From The Comedy: A Film By Rick Alverson LP (Jagjaguwar)
Jagjaguwar is proud to present the soundtrack from director Rick Alverson’s provocative film The Comedy. Features tracks by GAYNGS, Gardens & Villa, William Basinski, Bill Fay, Donnie & Joe Joe Emerson, and more.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark) b/w Suggie Otis 7” (Jagjaguwar)
Timeless pop hooks are produced with a soft buzzsaw edge so that the effect is akin to Stevie Wonder producing Plastic Ono Band into Nuggets-like gems. New album due 2013.
Various Artists – Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era (1965-1968) 2xLP (Rhino)
The quintessential collection of garage and psych rock from the big bang in the mid-to-late 60s — now on HQ-180 vinyl.
Woven Hand – The Laughing Stalk LP+CD (Sounds Familyre)
One can’t quite grab ahold of a singular style — each note is informed by the royal heritages and traditions of punk, of country, of rock & roll, industrial. The hues and colors in the music are rich and deep.
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