Aerosmith – Music From Another Dimension! CD/2xCD+DVD/2xLP+CD (Sony)
Aerosmith’s 15th solo album and their first in 11 years. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a disc of bonus tracks and a DVD featuring live videos and interviews with band members.
All That Remains – A War You Cannot Win CD/LP (Razor & Tie)
The band’s seventh studio album is the culmination of an intense writing period for the group that began shortly after 18 months of touring in support of their last album For We Are Many. Free bandana with purchase — while supplies last!
Anaal Nathrakh – Vanitas CD (Candlelight)
New album from dominant UK extreme metal duo — a union of black metal and grindcore.
Blue Oyster Cult – The Complete Columbia Albums Collection 16xCD+DVD+MP3 (Sony Legacy)
Brings together the group’s 14 official Columbia Records albums — including newly-mastered editions of On Your Feet Or On Your Knees, Fire Of Unknown Origin, The Revolution By Night, Mirrors, Cultosaurus Erectus, Extraterrestrial Live, Club Ninja, and Imaginos — alongside two newly-curated bonus discs: Rarities And Radios Appear: The Best Of The Broadcasts (a special collection of classic live performances).
Nathan Bowles – A Bottle, A Buckeye CD (Soft Abuse)
After years of playing in celebrated ensembles, touring the world, and honing his skill on a host of instruments, Bowles unveils his first solo effort. This spacious, rollicking, meditative, and powerful record bridges the methods and constructs of his two most notable groups, The Black Twig Pickers (old-time) and PELT (outer limits), while inhabiting a space all its own.
Candy Hearts – The Best Ways To Disappear CDEP (Bridge Nine)
Candy Hearts’ style is described as “truthful lyrics sung to a sweet, honest melody over a ’90s-alt-rock-meets-East-Bay-gritty-punk-rhythm.”
The Casket Girls – Sleepwalking CD/LP (Graveface)
The Casket Girls is a trio comprised of Ryan Graveface (BMSR, Dreamend), and Elsa and Phaedra Greene. While Ryan is obsessed with The Shangri-Las, the sisters personified his desire of a far darker and more complex version of the ‘60s group.
The Casket Lottery – Real Fear CD (No Sleep)
Strapped with an arsenal of moody, abrasive guitars, precision bass lines, and mathy drumwork, The Casket Lottery return with their first new album in over a decade.
Corrosion Of Conformity – Eye For An Eye [Reissue/1983] CD (Candlelight)
Reissue of COC’s 1983 debut — available in Regular and Deluxe editions.
Cut Hands – Black Mamba CD (Very Friendly/Susan Lawley)
Follow-up to Afro Noise I from Whitehouse’s William Bennet. A further hot, ecstatic descent into an aggressive, brooding, and immaculate polyrhythmic abandon.
Mike Doughty – The Flip Is Another Honey CD (Snack Bar)
Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) takes on songs by John Denver, Cheap Trick, The Stone Roses, Stephen Sondheim and more on his new covers album.
E-40 And Too $hort – History: Mob Music CD (Heavy On Grind)
E-40 And Too $hort – History: Function Music CD (Heavy On Grind)
A pair of collaborations from the Bay Area hip-hop greats. History: Mob Music features guest appearances by Stressmatic, B-Legit, T. Nelson and others, while History: Function Music includes contributions from Sugafree, Wiz Khalifa, Travis Porter, Young Chu, Ice Cube and others.
Emeralds – Just To Feel Anything CD/LP (Editions Mego)
The long-awaited next chapter in the Emeralds’ discography is finally here, emerging as a sophisticated progression in both sound and structure.
Faust – From Glory To Infinity CD (Abyss)
Faust (not the German krautrock band) is an Italian “supergroup” with members who have played in/with Ancient, Profanatum, Sadus, Death, Testament, Iced Earth, Vader and Dimmu Borgir.
Fear – The Fear Record CD (The End)
The highly influential punk band reworks their 1982 classic.
Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti/Charlie Haden – Magico: Carta de Amor 2xCD (ECM)
A fascinating set from three strong and contrasting musical personalities: Norwegian saxophonist, Brazilian guitarist-pianist, and US bassist making purposeful and creative music together on this previously unreleased live recording. Carta de Amor documents music captured at Munich’s Amerika Haus in April, 1981.
João Gilberto – The Roots Of Bossa Nova CD (Chrome Dreams)
Retrospective compilation featuring Gilberto’s seminal and profoundly influential first three albums on one CD. 38 tracks total.
Graveyard – Lights Out CD (Nuclear Blast)
From the apocalyptic, riff-driven “An Industry Of Murder,” to the melancholy “Slow Motion Countdown” and psychedelic “Endless Night,” Lights Out shows Graveyard ranging in character from ace rock lords to contemplative balladeers. Vinyl version due November 19.
Woody Herman – The Third Herd ‘Live’ 1952 2xCD (Acrobat)
This is the latest in the series of jazz releases from the archive comprising previously unrelease recordings. It features Herman’s highly regarded line-up from the mid-‘50s. Recorded in Portland, Oregon in late 1952.
HIM – XX: Two Decades Of Love Metal CD (The End)
This is the first compilation that covers HIM’s entire career.
Horseback & Locrian – New Dominions CD (Relapse)
Collaborative work of two pillars of underground blackened-doom-drone acts.
iamamiwhoami – Kin CD/2xLP (Cooperative Music)
“A fine if not especially memorable set of off-beam synth-pop tunes. Fellow compatriots spring to mind on tracks like “Idle Talk” (The Knife) and “Goods” (Niki & The Dove), while “Play’s” laidback swing recalls the nouveau-R&B of Grimes.” — BBC
Isis – Temporal 2xCD+DVD (Ipecac)
Temporal captures moments from throughout Isis’s lengthy career including alternate takes, demos and rarities. The DVD features five official music videos. Vinyl version due November 19.
Elison Jackson – I Do Believe She Flew In Out The Drain Pipe CD/LP (Telegraph Recording Co.)
Dark and ghostly on one hand and freshly hopeful on the other, this is the latest installment from indie troubadour Sam Perduta. It leans on the vintage jangle of the Yardbirds and the haunting warble of Glen Yarbrough.
Bert Jansch – Hearthbreak [Reissue/1981] 2xCD/LP (Omnivore)
Heartbreak was produced by two enthusiastic fans, brothers Rick and John Chelew. They borrowed money from their mother to finance the sessions and to pay enlisted musicians like Albert Lee and Jennifer Warnes to accompany Bert in the small Silverlake studio where the album was recorded. Includes second disc Live At McCabe’s Guitar Shop from June 1981.
Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick [40th Anniversary Special Edition] CD+DVD (Chrysalis)
The 40th Anniversary Edition features a new 5.1 stereo mix (mixed by Steven Wilson) plus a DVD containing DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround mix and more.
Karthago – Karthago [Reissue/1971] CD (Made In Germany Music)
In the ‘70s Karthago were known as the spearhead of German rock.
Habib Koité/Eric Bibb – Brothers In Bamako CD (Stony Plain)
Growing up in Mali, West Africa, Koité is heir to an ancestral knowledge set to song that places him among the most influential voices of contemporary Africa, while Bibb’s lineage in the traditional blues sound has produced an earthy mix of folk and gospel dating back to the work songs of the Deep South.
Laibach – An Introduction To… CD (Mute)
The Slovenian avant-garde group tackles the Beatles, Queen, Bob Dylan in addition to their re-interpretation of national anthems.
Lindstrøm – Smallhans CD/LP (Smalltown Supersound)
Hans-Peter Lindstrøm has whipped up a pumping new album with tracks titled like a tasting menu of his homeland’s underrated cuisine, from soup to nuts. Mixed by friend and collaborator Todd Terje Smalhans is a return to form after Six Cups of Rebel. Lindstrøm’s gorgeous arpeggiations and chord changes can sound mathematical at times, but it’s all born of his intuitive approach to his gear.
Manual – Awash CDEP/12” (Darla)
New EP features a more synth-heavy sound than usual for Manual, which nods gently to mid-1990s Compost Records and early Air.
Manual – Isares [Reissue/2003] CDEP (Darla)
Reissue of long out of print mini LP, which was originally released on Static Caravan in 2003.
Maus Haus – Light Noise CD (Lavish Habits)
There are plenty of interesting new sounds coming out of San Francisco these days, but nothing that sounds quite like Maus Haus. Carefully thought out layers of synthesizers, winds, drums, bass, and melodic group vocals comprise the music’s denseness.
Megadeth – Countdown To Extinction [20th Anniversary Edition] 2xCD (EMI)
New commemorative edition pairs the remastered original album with a 1992 concert recorded live at San Francisco’s Cow Palace.
Kylie Minogue – The Abbey Road Sessions CD/2xLP+CD (Parlophone)
Features many of her best-known hits “I Should Be So Lucky,” “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” and “Locomotion” as well as rarities and collaborations, most notably a re-recording of her 1996 duet “Where The Wild Roses Grow” with Nick Cave.
Mouse On Mars – Wow CD/2xLP (Monkeytown)
11th studio album from the legendary pioneers of IDM.
Ne-Yo – R.E.D. CD (Motown)
Fifth album from the Grammy winning R&B singer/songwriter/producer/dancer/actor. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks.
NON – Back To Mono CD/LP (Mute)
A return to Boyd Rice’s noise roots, recorded with Wes Eisold (Cold Cave).
Otep – Sounds Like Armageddon CD (Victory)
Career-spanning live CD.
The Pheromoans – Does This Guy Stack Up? CD/LP (Upset The Rhythm)
Deadpan DIY experimental rock.
Prince Rama – Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World CD/LP (Paw Tracks)
Conceived as a pseudo-compilation album, the Brooklyn duo invented ten different pop bands that died during the apocalypse, channeling the ghosts of each one to perform their various songs. This isn’t just a pop album, it’s a retrospective requiem of all pop albums ever made.
Public Enemy – Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp CD/LP (Eastlink)
Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, Professor Griff The Banned and S1WS all contribute in a major way on this new release from the infamous hip-hop combo that’s been killing it for over 25 years.
The Residents – Demonic! Live In Oslo 2xCD (Cryptic Corp)
Double-CD set of the complete Demon Dance Alone live show from Norway 2003.
Conrad Schnitzler – Consequenz [Reissue/1980] CD/LP (Bureau B)
Conrad Schnitzler – Con 3 [Reissue/1981] CD/LP (Bureau B)
Remastered reissues featuring bonus tracks. One of the prime figures in the growth of krautrock, Conrad Schnitzler made important contributions to the early history of Kraftwerk and Kluster.
Amy Schumer – Cutting CD (Comedy Central)
Comedienne Amy Schumer’s brutal, un-PC, and utterly hysterical debut album.
Sidewalk Dave – Hard On Romance CD (Telegraph Recording Co.)
A canvas of sounds that draw from such varied artists as The Stooges, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, Sonic Youth, Weezer and even moments of Pink Floyd. From the confessional off-kilter waltz of “Cayenne” to the dreamy, dark psychedelia of “Honey Bee” and the good ole four-to-the-floor rock & roll on “Soft Portal,” all of it drips wet with sunrise regrets.
Soundtrack [Thomas Newmann] – Skyfall CD (Sony)
Original score to the 23rd James Bond film.
Doug Stanhope – Before Turning The Gun On Himself CD+DVD (Roadrunner)
One of the most caustically hilarious comedians still standing, Doug Stanhope is a prince of hilarious darkness in this new standup special that finds him musing on the link between Keynesian economic theory and prostitution, how Alcoholics Anonymous is like a cult, and his opinion (hint: not favorable) of a popular television rehabilitation therapist. It’s a dangerous tour de force of scathingly funny wit and savage social commentary that’s not for the easily offended.
Andy Stott – Luxury Problems CD/2xLP (Modern Love)
After two EPs last year, the Manchester producer releases a full-length electronic release featuring the operatically trained vocalist Alison Skidmore. “BNM [8.7]” — Pitchfork
Geoff Tate – Kings & Thieves CD (Inside Out)
New solo album from the former lead singer of Queensryche.
Tiamat – Scarred People CD (Napalm)
Dark gothic metal full of emotion and melody.
To Destroy A City – Rebuild CD (n5MD)
Rebuild is a remix companion to the band’s self-titled debut. Features band-curated interpretations by Solar Fields, Dalot, Lights Out Asia, Boy Is Fiction, and Winterlight.
Simon Townshend – Looking Out Looking In CD (Eagle Rock)
Simon Townshend proves to be a talented, passionate musician and performer apart from his normal touring and musical relationship with The Who.
Toy – Toy CD/LP (Cooperative Music)
Toy’s musical influences incorporate a wide range of genres including punk, psychedelia, krautrock, and post-rock to name a few. RIYL: Low, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine.
Various Artists – New York City Blues & R&B: 1949-1954 2xCD (Acrobat)
A 48-track double-CD snapshot of the blues and R&B that was being played in New York City in the post-war pre-rock & roll era demonstrates the variety and creativity of the music.
Various Artists [Friendly Fires] – Late Night Tales CD/2xLP (Late Night Tales)
The 30th installment in the popular Late Night Tales series is curated by Friendly Fires. Features songs from Olivia Newton John, Junior Boys, Space, Stereolab, Cocteau Twins and an exclusive track from Friendly Fires themselves.
Various Artists – UK Record Label Debut Hits: The First Decade 1952-61 2xCD (Acrobat)
A spin-off from the British Hit Parades series, and comprises the debut hits for every record label that featured in the first 20 years of the UK record sales charts from their inception in 1952 through to 1961.
Various Artists – Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music, 1923-1936 3xCD/3xLP (Tompkins Square)
Surveys songs of labor and occupation, hardship and loss, dance tunes, comic numbers, and novelties that provided distraction and fun and the hymns and sacred pieces that reached beyond the raw material of daily existence for something enduring.
The Velvet Underground – La Cave 1968 CD/2xLP (Keyhole)
Legendary live set from 1968. Founding member John Cale had just departed, and his replacement Doug Yule had only been in the band for two days. Nonetheless, the quartet turned in a superb performance, including several then-unreleased songs (with alternative lyrics) and plenty notable guitar soloing.
Dionne Warwick – Now CD (Blue Horizon Venture)
New album from the veteran pop/soul vocalist, released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of her first Billboard hit single “Don t Make Me Over.”
Weinland – Los Processaur CD/LP+MP3 (Jealous Butcher)
Funded entirely by fans on Kickstarter, Weinland’s new offering is full of delicate and beautiful arrangements. Los Processaur also adds pop, pounding drums, and good old fashion grit to the mix as well, featuring Scott McPherson (M. Ward), Rachel Blumberg (Decemberists), and Justin Power (Death Songs).
The Who – Live At Hull 1970 2xCD (Geffen)
Live At Hull is a warts-and-all document — that strange popping sound noticeable at times is the sound of Keith Moon’s frenzied drumstick attack making contact with the overhead mic. But after four decades of being neglected it’s a document to savor, capturing The Who at their performing pinnacle and is presented here in edited form.
DVDs + Blu-ray:
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – The Lost Broadcasts DVD (United States Of Dist.)
On April 12th, 1972, in the middle of the European leg of a tour, Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band stopped off at the Beat Club studios in Bremen to film a session for later transmission. Of the four-song session filmed that day only one track has ever been broadcast. 50 minutes.
Jonsi – Go Quiet: A Film DVD (XL)
“The concept behind Go Quiet was simple: it’s new year’s day in Reykjavík, and Jónsi awakens to a trashed house in the wake of his party. He avoids cleaning up and instead procrastinates by playing songs that reflect the night before, the bittersweetness of new year, and the melancholy of a year gone by” — Director Dean Deblois. 60 minutes.
The Rolling Stones – Charlie Is My Darling: Ireland 1965 Blu-ray+DVD+2xCD+10” (ABKCO Films)
Shot during a quick tour of Ireland just weeks after “(I Can t Get No) Satisfaction” hit #1 on the charts, Charlie Is My Darling: Ireland 1965 is an intimate, behind-the-scenes diary of life on the road with the young Stones. Includes both DVD and Blu-ray discs that incorporate the new 2012 version of the film as well as the director’s cut and producer s cut, plus significant unseen additional performance and other footage shot in Dublin and Belfast in September of 1965, bonus content, two audio CDs, one of which is the film’s soundtrack album and the other a compilation of 13 live recordings the band made over the course of their 1965 UK tour. A 10” vinyl record of the live material is also part of the package, as well as a replica poster heralding the September 4, 1965 date they played in Belfast, all housed in a fancy box.
Adult. – Shari Vari b/w 122 Hours Of Fear 7” (Ghostly International)
Adult. return from a four-year hiatus with a new double A-side single. “122 Hours Of Fear,” originally by the Screamers, sounds like it could have walked straight off the soundtrack to their own horror movie. Iconic Detroit techno track “Shari Vari” (originally by A Number Of Names), meanwhile, provides a link to the band’s past.
Builders & The Butchers – Builders & The Butchers  LP (Jealous Butcher)
Chock full of junk store percussion, is this to be considered inspired by call and response old time Gospel, or is it the Gospel for modern folk pop lovers?
A Burning Bus – Anti 7” (Harvest)
Legend Don Howland’s latest musical address from his mountain compound — an exhilarating blast of oppressive fear and hopelessness. With beloved bands like The Gibson Bros. and Bassholes, Howland spent over 25 years on the fringed, preaching his misanthropic sermons to a loud but minimalist blend of blues, garage, noise, lo-fi, and whatever else served his muse.
Califone – Sometimes Good Weather Follows Bad People  2xLP+MP3 (Jealous Butcher)
An expanded edition of a CD of the same name. That disc – originally issued by Glitterhouse in 2000 — collected Califone’ first two EP’s, plus two new songs. Four more songs — unreleased outtakes from the final Red Red Meat recording sessions — have been added here.
Tony & John Caro – Blue Clouds LP (Drag City)
Fans of the classic 1972 acid folk LP All On The First Day rejoice! Blue Clouds is a collection of the bands outtakes, rarities and live recordings spanning 1972-77. There are full band rockers here as well as quiet, stripped down home recordings, plus a little drum machine sprinkled among the folky whimsy. Even casual fans of ‘60s psychedelic folkiness will enjoy this odds & sods compilation, as it stands up as a “great lost album.”
Deadhorse – Boil(ing) LP (Abyss)
Reissue of long out-of-print LP from Texas thrash legends.
Dirty Projectors – About To Die 12” (Domino)
The R&B influenced second single from Dirty Projectors 2012 album Swing Lo Magellan includes three new B-sides recorded during the album sessions.
DRGN King – Holy Ghost b/w Son Of Wolfman 7” (Bar None)
“This is otherworldly soulful pop for now people.” — Paste
Kevin Drumm – Relief LP (Editions Mego)
Once more, Chicago’s finest delivers a devastating slab of emotionally charged noise. A 36-minute hypnotic rollercoaster ride through the depths of his unique palette of audio tactics. A haunting melody pinned to a bed of nails while it spins around the room.
Fieldhead – A Correction LP (Gizeh)
Previous comparisons to William Basinski, The Caretaker and Grouper. The familiar tape-hiss and scratchy, decaying atmospheres remain in place, but with A Correction, Paul Elam has managed to sculpt a vaster, more expansive palate of sounds.
Billy Gibbons/Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy/Matt Sweeny – Oh Well b/w Storms 7” (Drag City)
Two Billies is better than one — and with a lite and greasy bowl of Fleetwood Mac to split between them, there is enough for all. Bonny Billy handles the “Storms,” with lithe grace; Billy Gibbons’ (Yes, from ZZ Top) deep into “Oh Well.” Both sides featuring gun-swinger Matt Sweeney.
Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio 2xLP (Blue Note)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. Black Radio is a future landmark album that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip-hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag. Black Radio also features many of Glasper’s famous friends, including: Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafi q Husayn (Sa-Ra), KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, Stokley Williams (Mint Condition), and yasiin bey (Mos Def).
Guerilla Toss – Jeffrey Johnson LP (Feeding Tube)
Post no-wave/post-punk angularity with harshtronics and masterfully screechy vocals by Kassie Carlson. Boston-based quintet hits with all the Dionysian power of a young Harry Pussy, squared and electronified.
Holy Sh!t – You Made My Dreams Come True LP (Fat Possum)
The mysterious group that once included Ariel Pink and Christopher Owens (Girls) is back with new material and a rumored full length on the way early next year. Fans of the band will instantly recognize the pristine guitar tones, Bowie-style arrangements and signature rhythms that only Matt Fishbeck is capable of.
Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick 2xLP (EMI)
HQ-180 double-vinyl version features the original Thick As A Brick remixed, and the new Thick As A Brick 2.
Killer Mike – Reagan 7” (Williams Street)
The quintessential companion piece to Mike’s critically acclaimed LP R.A.P. Music produced by El-P.
Liars – Brats 12” (Mute)
Second single from WIXIW. Includes remixes from Cadence Weapon (Tri Angle), and David Scott Scott Stone (ex-LCD Soundsystem).
Rikki Llilong & Musi-O-Tunya – Wings Of Africa LP (Now Again)
Archival reproduction of the first Zamrock album (1974). Late-‘60s San Francisco gone to Africa, with wah-wah rhythm facing Afrobeat horns and percussion and soul-rock 4/4 trading off with six-beat African rhythms.
Mad Music, Inc. – Mad Music, Inc. (Drag City/Yoga)
This album appeared in the Boston area in the late ‘70s without track titles, credits or contact information. Play the record and everything still becomes more unclear — is this some mutant strain of new age jazz? A soundtrack? Is it a put-on? Or was there a greater purpose involved? The world may never know, but you may.
Mean Lady – Bop Bop 7” (Fat Possum)
“Bop Bop” rests somewhere between Erykah Badu, Animal Collective and Tune-Yards.
Metalocalypse: Dethklok – Dethalbum III LP (Williams Street)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. Prepare for an onslaught of bone-crunching Nordic riffs that will force you to your knees.
Thurston Moore/John Maloney – Caught On Tape CD/LP (Feeding Tube)
Bonkers improv recordings. Moore is in full unhinged blaze-mode here, while Maloney rifles through his drum kit frantically, as though he was trying to destroy a rainbow with hammers.
Scout Niblett – No More Nasty Scrubs 7” (Drag City)
Double A-side 7” offering from Scout Niblett features covers of Janet Jackson’s “Nasty” and TLC’s “No Scrubs”, in advance of her new album in early 2013.
Night Moves – Colored Emotions LP (Domino)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. The Twin Cities band has been named the area’s “Best New Band” by the Minneapolis City Pages and were described by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as a “slow-grooving, neo-twangy, cosmically-baked band.”
The Plain Steel – Folk ‘N’ Roll LP (Pilon)
Debut vinyl-only album featuring an eclectic blend of folk, rock & roll, and psychedelia.
Ratking – Wiki93 LP (XL)
Like the Beastie Boys and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ratking manage to mix youthful hardcore energy with pure, NY beats and rhymes in a post-hip-hop crew that could only exist in 2012.
Regal Degal – Veritable Who’s Who LP (Post Present Medium)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. Draws from post-punk, krautrock, ‘60s psychedelic/freakbeat, ‘80s new wave and indie, and German minimal house.
Saturday Looks Good To Me – Sunglasses 7”+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
New lead singer Carol Catherine’s smoky vocals glide over this surprisingly electronic-tinged track, with drum machines and synth-lines meeting frenzied saxophones and songwriter Fred Thomas’ trademark wall-of-bedroom-sound arrangements and bittersweet melodies. Clear blue vinyl with download.
Sic Alps/Freakapuss – New Trawgs III b/w Here Today Here Tomorrow 7” (Drag City)
This is Freakapuss’s vinyl debut, full of guitar, congas, percussion and acid-tongued vocals. On the flip, Sic Alps treat us to an anthemic, sleek, self-assured, and nicely twisted cut.
Sweet Tea/Wendy Rene – After Laughter (Comes Tears) 7”+MP3 (Light In The Attic)
Members of Black Angels and Heartless Bastards cover Wendy Rene’s “After Laughter Comes Tears.” Color vinyl with download.
Prins Thomas Orkester – Oving 2×12” (Full Pupp)
Norwegian DJ/producer presents an album with his “orchestra” of friends and family. Features songs from his back catalog, reworked in proper jam-band format.
Tomutonttu/Oneohtrix Point Never – Likaiset Pilvet b/w Wayland Lincoln Border 7” (Alter)
Jan Anderzen dives deep into his archives and re-emerges with something new after a heavy editing session. OPN builds deep layers of warm sound from trance-like synth melodies. Released to celebrate their joint UK tour in May 2012.
T.Rex – Childlike Men 7” (Fly)
In 1970, record producer Tony Visconti presented Fly Records with a test acetate of T.Rex’s “Ride A White Swan,” which became Fly’s first release. It was Marc Bolan’s breakthrough record in the UK, making T.Rex a household name. During T.Rex’s two-year association with Fly, Bolan established himself in the American marketplace, recording some of his key tracks on American soil, with Visconti producing. 40 years later Tony and his son, Morgan Visconti, under their “T.Rex Regeneration” project banner, presented Fly with a “new” T.Rex track, “Childlike Men.” Red vinyl.
Vatican Shadow – Ornamented Walls LP (Modern Love)
Visceral, raw and intense material from Dominick Fernow (Prurient). Heavy, untamed industrial techno cassette music mixing live electronics and FM signals with track stems played and mixed off tape decks.
Zzebra – Zzebra [Reissue/1974] LP (Sireena)
HQ-180 reissue of the debut album by the British prog supergroup.