Atriarch – Ritual Of Passing CD (Profound Lore)
A unique amalgamation of death rock, classic ’80s goth, doom and black metal.
The Barbaras – 2006-2008 CD/LP (Goner)
The Barbaras, out of Memphis, made goofy, rough-edged, addictively tuneful garage pop. They performed with props and costumes, putting on elaborate shows for scanty punk crowds. A fixture in the Memphis scene of the late aughts, their recorded output was, up until now, a 7″ single put out by Goner in 2010. The a-side, “Summertime Road,” got a fair amount of blog love, its bleary good cheer nearly drowned in distortion and bottom-of-a-deep-well sonics.
Andrew Bird – Hands Of Glory CD (Mom + Pop)
Andrew Bird – Hands Of Glory/Break It Yourself 2xCD (Mom + Pop)
Companion to Break It Yourself features a brand new original track, a pair of re-worked tracks from that album, and covers of songs by The Carter Family, The Handsome Family, Alpha Consumer and others.
Black Country Communion – Afterglow CD (J&R Adventures)
New from the supergroup featuring guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater).
Black Marble – A Different Arrangement CD/LP+MP3 (Hardly Art)
A Different Arrangement surveys a wide variety of sounds, from radiant, bouncing ebullience to layers of sentimental synth melodies and main vocalist Chris Stewart’s resonant, reverb-smeared baritone that is at times so distinctly manipulated and sculpted, it sounds otherworldly.
Jesse Boykins III/MeLo-X – Zulu Guru CD/2xLP (Ninja Tune)
Zulu Guru is the first full-length collaboration from singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III and producer/emcee MeLo-X. Both Jesse and MeLo-X have critically acclaimed self-released albums and duets. With Zulu Guru, they bring together a solid collection of songs that reflect and define a new direction in hip-hop and R&B, both lyrically and musically.
Cody Chesnutt – Landing On A Hundred CD/2xLP (Vibration Vineyard)
An unvarnished collection of songs from the soul troubadour that alchemize his love of a multitude of styles: classic rock, R&B, pop, punk and gospel. Universally hailed as a thrilling new figure in music for his edgy, lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece, back in 2002.
The Coup – Sorry For Your Brother CD/2xLP+CD (Anti)
The Coup consists of vocalist-writer and activist Boots Riley accompanied by a versatile cadre of musicians, with guests including Anti-Flag, Das Racist, Killer Mike, Vernon Reid, Jolie Holland, and Joe Henry. With this eclectic guest list, The Coup have created an album that merges danceable beats, punk urgency and the astute social commentary of hip-hop.
Cowbell – Beat Stampede CD/LP (Damaged Goods)
“Hard-hitting, bold, but as buzzy as proper rock & roll should ever be, the music thrills to its influences: Stax, Motown, Mississippi blues, The Zombies, with The Troggs filtering through. Taking a cue from the White and Auerbach approach, in showing that retro guitars and vintage gear doesn’t necessarily mean being out of time, it deftly sidesteps the pitfalls and clichés of the genre past and present. By way of gifted phrasing and clever songwriting, combined with the kind of innocent love affair with ‘50s R&B, that Ray Davies would approve of.” — Louder Than War
Cradle Of Filth – Manticore & Other Horrors CD (Nuclear Blast)
10th album from the extreme metal band — available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds two bonus tracks.
Cusses – Cusses CD/LP (Ha!/CD Baby)
This Savannah, GA three-piece delivers a blend of raw, forceful and energetic rock.
Delerium – Music Box Opera CD (Nettwerk)
Delerium’s first studio album in six years features Leigh Nash (Sixpence None The Richer) fuses ambient and cinematic production with soaring vocals courtesy of guest artists Leona Naess, Azure Ray and others. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds two bonus tracks.
Jerad Finck – Stuck In Your Riddle CD (Rock Ridge Music)
Finck’s music hits with delicious grooves, lush melodies and harmonies and lyrical intelligence.
Flyleaf – New Horizons CD (Octone)
Third album from the Christian alt-rockers. Includes the singles “New Horizons” and “Call You Out.”
Matthew Friedberger – Matricidal Sons Of Bitches CD/2xLP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
A high-concept piece based on the films of Poverty Row. It’s a massive undertaking consisting of 45 tracks. “A horror movie made so economically that the film itself is unnecessary.”
Robert Fripp & Theo Travis – Follow CD+DVD (Inner Knot)
Follow takes the duo improv concept several stages further in a number of respects. The album was largely conceived for surround sound with its multiple layers of woodwind and quadraphonic guitar, carefully placed around the larger sonic space. Includes a 5.1 surround mix of the album on DVD.
Macy Gray – Talking Book CD (429)
Originally released by Motown Records on October 28, 1972, Talking Book saw Stevie Wonder enjoying more artistic freedom than ever before. As a multiple Grammy Award winner, the album contained four Top 10 singles including “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” and “Superstition.” Macy Gray was hugely influenced by the record and worked with Metallica producer Hal Wilner to re-imagine the release from start to finish.
Cee Lo Green – Cee Lo’s Magic Moment CD (Elektra/Asylum)
Cee Lo Green promises his Christmas album is “the real deal — a soulful take on a host of Christmas classics.”
Calvin Harris – 18 Months CD (Columbia)
New album from the Scottish-born, international DJ/producer featuring guest vocals from Rihanna, Kelis, Ne-Yo, Florence Welch, Dizzee Rascal, Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah, Ayah and Example, as well as collaborations with DJ/producers Nicky Romero and Dillon Francis.
Human Hearts – Another CD (Shrimper)
Human Hearts is Franklin Bruno of Nothing Painted Blue and The Extra Lens. Another ranges from horn-driven power-pop to bossa nova and classic Tin-Pan-Alley-inspired songcraft.
Indian Handcrafts – Civil Disobedience For Losers CD/LP (Sargent House)
Canadian power-duo with guest appearances by Melvins drummers Dale Crover and Coady Willis.
Ital Tek – Nebula Dance CD/LP (Planet Mu)
Nebula Dance employs higher speeds than the dubstep and hip-hop tempos for which he’s known, while retaining his instinct for deep and melodic music.
Katherine Jenkins – This Is Christmas CD (Reprise)
Christmas album from the mezzo-soprano best known for her unique interpretations of popular songs, operatic arias and hymns.
Jonathan & Charlotte – Together CD (Columbia)
The debut album from the duo that shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent with their rendition of “The Prayer.”
Kamelot – Silverthorn CD/2xCD/2xLP (Steamhammer)
Elaborate melodic metal. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a disc of instrumental versions.
Toby Keith – Hope On The Rocks CD (Show Dog)
New album from the country rocker — Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks.
Killing Joke – MMXII CD (Spinefarm)
“For a band shortly entering its thirty-fifth year they could be forgiven for simply reverting to formula. However, the newly revitalised Killing Joke have taken the bull by the horns as it were and delivered a record that is up there with their finest.” — Drowned In Sound
Lukid – Lonely At The Top CD/2xLP (Ninja Tune)
Lukid is a producer from London who makes all manner of electronic music depending on what kind of mood he’s in. Sometimes it’s quite fast and angular, other times it’s warm and blurry like summer rain.
Chris Mann – Roads CD (Universal Republic)
Debut album from The Voice finalist.
Marillion – Anoraknophobia CD (Madfish)
Marillion’s 12th studio album.
Ernesto Martinez – Sincronario CD (Tzadik)
Second album from Mexican composer features the hiperion: a portable piano with nylon guitar strings.
Meek Mill – Dreams And Nightmares CD (WB)
MTV placed this rapper at #7 in their Hottest MC list.
Menahan Street Band – Crossing CD/LP (Daptone)
Crossing is propelled by funky, hip-hop influenced grooves and dream-like horn and keyboard melodies.
Nadja – Dagdrom CD/LP (Broken Spine)
Dagdrom is where metal, psych rock, and experimental meet. Doom metal upgraded, thanks to drummer Mac McNeilly (The Jesus Lizard). Vinyl version features hand-screened cover.
Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay CD (Neurot)
Tenth official full-length, follow-up to acclaimed 2007 album Given To The Rising. Packaged in a limited-edition mini-LP style sleeve.
Parallel Worlds/Dave Bessell – Morphogenic CD (DiN)
“Morphogenic delivers an unclassifiable and sumptuous collection of sonic soundscapes, fluctuating drones and vibrant guitar-synth abstract symphonies. A mesmerizing release and a true milestone in the genre of sci-fi ambient space music.” — Igloo Magazine
Parkway Drive – Atlas CD/CD+DVD/2xLP (Epitaph)
Fourth album from the Australian metalcore band — Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe contains a feature-length DVD documenting their 2011 world tour.
Plateaus – Plateaus CD (Art Fag)
Full of maddeningly catchy burnout pop gems, Plateaus draws equally from punk, Kiwi-pop and ’90s indie rock. With noisy buzzsaw guitars and pounding drums underpinning tuneful bubblegum vocals, this album is sure to please fans of The Wipers, The Clean, Pavement and The Replacements. Vinyl version due November 13.
Sean Price – Mic Tyson CD (Duck Down)
Features production from The Alchemist, 9th Wonder, Evidence, Team Demo, Beat Butcher, Khrysis and more.
Punks On Mars – Bad Expectations CD/LP (Zoo Music)
Bad Expectations plays like an overlooked, unmastered B-side for one of those Yellow Pills power pop compilations. While those power pop bands of the middle of the ’80s preferred glossy production, Punks On Mars thickens their sound, melding voices, drums and pogo-guitar licks into a candy-coated pop picnic.
Radiana – Radiana CD (Projekt)
Described as the perfect mix of dreamy, danceable, noisy and ethereal, with swirling, layered female vocals, shimmering harmonies, and lush walls of guitar.
RNDM – Acts CD/2xLP (Monkeywrench)
RNDM is Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud. Acts crackles with a plug-and-play spontaneity, from concise blasts of rock & roll to blissed-out jams.
David Rosenboom – Life Field CD (Tzadik)
Rosenboom performed at the Electric Circus in 1969, on the original recording of In C with Terry Riley, with La Monte Young’s Theatre Of Eternal Music as well as with Anthony Braxton. Life Field showcases four decades of compositional activity, embracing minimalism, electronics, indeterminacy, and improvisation.
Rusted Root – The Music CD (Shanachie)
The retro-leaning combo continues to mix rock, reggae, and Far Eastern filigrees on their latest album.
Snowgoose – Harmony Springs CD/LP (Ba Da Bing!)
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.
The Soft Moon – Zeros CD/LP (Captured Tracks)
A musical wasteland moving to a motorik tic, its edges made jagged in the image of early post-punk, swathed in the moody atmosphere of vintage darkwave.
Stick Insect – Circular Scratch CD (Teenbeat)
Stick Insect is recognized by its typically fast, tight drumbeats and large, layered bass sounds, balanced by infectious glockenspiel and vocal melodies. Two sets of basses, two sets of drums (fast, fast, drums), glockenspiel, keyboard, and girl singers, post-punk bass lines and Japanese-inspired indie-pop.
Rod Stewart – Merry Christmas, Baby CD (Verve)
Features duets with Mary J. Blige, Michael Buble, Cee Lo and Ella Fitzgerald.
James Taylor – At Christmas CD (Universal)
Looking for a smart, never-out-of-style singer who turns in a perfectly solid collection of Christmas songs, including a few surprises? J.T. is your man.
Tracey Thorn – Tinsel And Lights CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
Christmas album featuring ten seasonal cover versions, two new original tracks and an appearance from Green Gartside (Scritti Politt). Covers of tracks by Dolly Parton, Stephin Merritt, Ron Sexsmith, Jack White, Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, Low, Sufjan Stevens. Vinyl version features download with an exclusive additional track and wrapping paper.
Thrice – Anthology CD (Workhorse Music Group)
Anthology was recorded along the bands recent farewell tour.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Dreams Of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night) CDEP (Universal Republic)
New five-song EP from the holiday-season mainstays.
Umberto – Confrentations CD/LP (Not Not Fun)
Kansas City’s goblin king of neo-Giallo, brood-blooded dark fantasy soundtracking returns with his third official full-length.
Various Artists – Holidays Rule CD (Hear Music)
New Holiday album featuring tunes from The Shins, Sharon Van Etten, Calexico, Holly Golightly, Eleanor Friedberger, Fruit Bats, Andrew Bird, Paul McCartney with Diana Krall, and more.
The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico [45th Anniversary Edition] CD/2xCD/6xCD (Polydor)
Expanded and remastered, available in Regular, Deluxe, and Super Deluxe editions. Deluxe features previously unreleased recordings of the band’s rehearsals in Warhol’s Factory and the subsequent rare April 1966 Scepter Studios recording captured on acetate featuring early, alternate versions of songs later issued on the main album. Super Deluxe Edition features a previously unavailable November ’66 live concert performed by the Velvets’ original lineup, at the Valleydale Ballroom in Columbus, OH, A copy of Nico’s Chelsea Girl, an 88-page booklet featuring a new essay by band biographer Richie Unterberger.
Waves Of Fury – Thirst CD/LP (Alive)
Thirst takes the rhythm & blues blueprint and filters it through a 40+ year historical path that encompasses everything from Motown and Stax to The Stooges, Sex Pistols, Spiritualized, and The Jesus And Mary Chain.
Wax Fang – Mirror Mirror CD/LP+MP3 (Karate Body)
“Wax Fang is epic guitar rock, with melodic solos breaking free from hypnotic loops.” – L.A. Times. Also available on limited Coke bottle clear/color vinyl.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill 2xCD (Reprise)
The first album of original music from Neil Young & Crazy Horse in almost a decade. Psychedelic Pill pokes down pathways that have been hinted at before in this teaming, but never fully explored. New textures emerge in the music, new landscapes in the lyrics. Vinyl version due November 19.
Frank Zappa – Francesco Zappa [Reissue/1984] CD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Meets The Mothers Of Prevention [Reissue/1985] CD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Does Humor Belong In Music? [Reissue/1986] CD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Jazz From Hell [Reissue/1986] 2xCD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Guitar [Reissue/1988] 2xCD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol 1 [Reissue/1988] 2xCD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol 2 [Reissue/1988] 2xCD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Broadway The Hard Way [Reissue/1988] CD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Make A Jazz Noise Here [Reissue/1991] 2xCD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life [Reissue/1991] 2xCD (Zappa)
The third round of remastered Zappa reissues.
John Zorn – Music And Its Double CD (Tzadik)
Zorn’s unique cello concerto is a colorful virtuoso showpiece for cellist Fred Sherry and three instrumental trios.
DVDs + Blu-ray:
Black Monday: The Last Days Of Fac251 The Factory Office DVD (Ozit)
Here’s the idea — early on a Monday morning in November 1992 a film crew get a phone call to say The Factory Records empire is about to go into receivership that very day. Being based just down the road from Factory’s palatial offices they get outside the building early and start quizzing people who are coming and going from the building, starting with minor office staff and as the day goes on the major players Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton, Alan Erasmus who all initially deny anything untoward is happening. 160 minutes.
Metalocalypse – Season Four 2xDVD/Blu-ray (Cartoon Network)
Fourth season features guest appearances from Corpsegrinder (Cannibal Corpse), Cam Pipes (3 Inches Of Blood), Dweezil Zappa, actor Jon Hamm and director Werner Herzog.
People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz – The Keystone Cut Ups DVD (Illegal Art)
People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz composed 45 minutes of music that is simultaneously whimsical and poignant. Once the soundtrack was in place, visuals were assembled around the audio in order to create a stimulating assault on the mind that evokes a sense of the surreal and fantastical.
Mahmoud Ahmed – Accompanied By Ibex Band LP (Mississippi)
Debut LP reissued for the first time on vinyl. Early hypnotic heavy songs by one of Ethiopia’s greatest artists. Mahmoud’s voice is one of the most powerful in the world and on this LP it is in full force. Part two in the Mississippi series of material culled from the monumental Ethiopiques CD series.
Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band/Rodriguez – I’ll Slip Away 7”+MP3 (Light In The Attic)
Charles Bradley tackles “I’ll Slip Away” by Rodriguez. Dating back three years before his defining Cold Fact album, `I’ll Slip Away’ was the Sugarman’s 1967 debut single for Impact Records. In Rodriguez’s hands, it’s shuffling, tropicalia-tinged folk. In Bradley’s hands and backed by the inimitable Menahan Street Band, it’s a vintage soul stomper. Color vinyl with download.
Peter Buck – Peter Buck LP (Mississippi)
First solo LP by none other than former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck. Believe it or not, released on vinyl only by Mississippi Records (no CD or download available anywhere). The LP was cut pure analogue — straight from tape to disc. A real old fashioned freak out record filled with Stooges like crunchy guitar riffs, strange atmospheric sounds, far out dark lyrics and some catchy pop hooks here and there.
Daphni – Jiaolong 2xLP+MP3 (Merge)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. An album of shape-shifting, dancefloor-leaning tracks from Dan Snaith (Caribou).
FaltyDL – Straight & Arrow 12” (Ninja Tune)
Immersed in the old New York and Chicago sound yet creating a subtle and ultimately futuristic mash-up of sonics, FaltyDL takes his influences and makes them fresh. Includes a remix by Four Tet.
M. Geddes Gengras – Test Leads LP (Holy Mountain)
Solo full-length from member of/collaborator with Sun Araw, Robedoor, Pocahaunted, and L.A. Vampires. Sprawling synthscapes that call to mind Klaus Schulze’s Dune album or perhaps the Dune soundtrack scored by Toto and Brian Eno, but will also appeal to fans of Conrad Schnitzler and Manuel Gottsching, as well as Robert Hampson (Loop, Main), Bill Laswell, Roger Eno and Nurse With Wound.
Golden Donna – Golden Donna LP (Not Not Fun)
Debut from the Madison, WI synthesizer artisan. A woozy mix of slick rhythm constructs and deep-space drift-symphonies.
Hospitality – Monkey b/w Drift 7”+MP3 (Merge)
Two new tracks from the Brooklyn band.
HTRK/Tropic Of Cancer – Part Time Punks Radio Transmissions 12” (Ghostly International)
Comparable to a fly-on-a-wall Peel Sessions, the critically acclaimed Part Time Punks radio show is the sound of the L.A. underground, run by local icon Michael Stock. Capturing both bands live at the radio headquarters during HTRK’s first 2011 tour of the USA, flipping this vinyl sounds like two sides of the same cursed coin, and mirrors a high school dance playing an endless lustful waltz. BPMs bumped down to a psychic stalk.
The Invisible – Generational 12” (Ninja Tune)
Features a remix by Theo Parish.
JMII – Nueva York LP (100% Silk)
Emotional transcen-dance for post-party, religious rave rovers.
Mikael Jorgensen – ARMZ 7” (Odessa)
A synth-fueled instrumental space odyssey that rockets into the psychedelic “Lagrangian Points.” With synth leads that would make Air, Mouse on Mars and Stereolab proud, the melodies unfold as sonic textues blossom against the backdrop of the hypnotizing, motorik-on-codeine drumbeats.
King Crimson – Lizard [Reissue/1972] 2xLP+MP3 (Discipline Global Mobile)
HQ-200g pressing packaged in a gatefold a sleeve.
L.A. Vampires With Maria Minerva – Integration LP (Not Not Fun)
The meshing of Maria Minerva’s alienated pop constructs with L.A. 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. CD version due November 13.
My Chemical Romance – Boy Division b/w Tomorrow’s Money 7” (WB)
The first of five singles featuring unreleased tracks recorded prior to Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys.
Occultation – Three And Seven LP (20 Buck Spin)
Occultation creates music perfectly suited to this most undead time of year — eerie, haunted, ghastly, reverberating hymns to double walkers and living portraits.
Pedro The Lion – It’s Hard To Find A Friend [Reissue/1998] LP+MP3 (Jade Tree)
Pedro The Lion –The Only Reason I Feel Secure [Reissue/1999] LP+MP3 (Jade Tree)
Pedro The Lion – Winners Never Quit [Reissue/2000] LP (Jade Tree)
Pedro The Lion – Control [Reissue/2002] LP+MP3 (Jade Tree)
Pedro The Lion – Achilles’ Heel [Reissue/2004] LP (Jade Tree)
Back in print on vinyl!
The Pineapple Thief – All The Wars LP (K-Scope)
Recently release on CD — now available on vinyl. New album from the modern prog rockers.
Chuck Prophet – Castro Halloween b/w I Gotta Get Back 7” (Yep Roc)
The first physical single from Chuck’s latest album Temple Beautiful is pressed on pumpkin-orange vinyl.
Rats On Rafts – Emma Sofia 7” (Louder Than War)
“Rats On Rafts play a tough, psychedelic, discordant guitar pop driven by a hard bass sound and some great melodies. If only John Peel was still alive today they would be doing a session for him every week.” — John Robb
Rites Wild – Ways Of Being LP (Not Not Fun)
Ways Of Being pairs tracks from out-of-print cassette releases with newer, previously unreleased material. Minimalist, Echoplexed swoon-songs that ride the ridge between vertical horizon raga rituals and young, marbled hypno-pop.
R. Ring – Fall Out & Fire b/w See 7” (Misra)
The Breeders’ Kelley Deal and Ampline’s Mike Montgomery teamed up to form R. Ring — an unorthodox rock duo hailing from Dayton, OH and Dayton, KY respectively. Characterized primarily by voices, guitars and keys, R. Ring is sparse, chaotic, abrasive and lulling, often within the same song.
Saint Maybe –Things As They Are LP (Fort Lowell)
Saint Maybe is as much a journey as a band. They speed down highway 1960, hang a left at Psychedelic Boulevard and pull up in front of your house, unpacking memories of AM radio and raising signs to the future mapped out by the beat poets.
Sir Stephen – House Of Regalia LP (100% Silk)
The time-trippin’, style-hoppin’ virtual reality fantasy zone that is House Of Regalia delivers eight flava profiles to drop on yr tongue.
Soundtrack [John Carpenter/Alan Howarth] – Halloween II LP (Death Waltz)
Soundtrack [John Carpenter/Alan Howarth] – Halloween III: Season Of The Witch LP (Death Waltz)
Each is a tour de force of experimental synth tones with intense melodies and dark brooding mood pieces. Orange and black vinyl.
Ungdomskulen – Secrecy LP (Smalltown Supersound)
Bergen, Norway’s Ungdomskulen maintains their “us against the world” mentality, pooling their bloody sweat and tears into a truly amazing rock album.
Various Artists – Eccentric Soul: Omnibus 45×7”+MP3 (Numero)
The mother of all rare 45 compilations and Numero’s 45th release closes the first chapter of their decade of mapping the American soul diaspora. 45 7” singles, each with its own replica label and stylish custom sleeve, as well as a 108-page hardback clothbound book chocked-full of liner notes, band photos, ephemera, and indices. Housed in a vintage-style 45 carrying case in various colors. Includes download.
Various Artists – Hasabe LP (Mississippi)
A compilation of Ethiopian R&B from the golden era of Ethiopian music. Classic performances by Lemma Demissew, Tlahoun Gessesse, Sefu Yohannes, Bahta Gebre Heywet, Teshmore Meteku, Mahmoud Ahmed and Alameyahu Eshete. None have ever been released on vinyl before. This is the third LP in the continuing series of releases culled from the monumental Ethiopiques series.
The Velvet Underground – The Verge/MGM Albums 5xLP (Sundazed)
Five-LP box gathers the rare mono versions of the band’s first three albums along with the superior mono version of Nico’s Chelsea Girl and a definitive edition of the band’s unfinished fourth album. Sourced from the original Verve/MGM analog reels and mastered by Bob Irwin.
Morgan Zarate – Broken Heart 12” (Hyperdub)
Contagious dubstep pop, featuring rising singer/songwriter/producer Stevie Neale on vocals.