Ahleuchatistas – Heads Full Of Poison CD (Cuneiform)
Since emerging from their home base of Asheville, NC in 2003, Ahleuchatistas have consistently been one of the most exciting and stimulating live music experiences out there. They are as comfortable in your local punk dive as at a European jazz fest, and lauded by media as disparate as Pitchfork (“possessed of many moments of beauty and mayhem”), NPR (“the kind of musical tug-of-war that sounds as jagged as it is graceful”), and The New York Times (“music of upfront physicality and twitchy intent”).
As I Lay Dying – Awakened CD/2xCD (Metal Blade)
New album from the metalcore band — available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features expanded liner notes including a track-by-track commentary from all band members, exclusive photos, bonus tracks and a DVD, which includes a seventeen-minute video documentary of behind-the-scenes in the making of this album.
The Bad Plus – Made Possible CD (eOne)
Independent to the core The Bad Plus are the first and only group to bridge the gap between no-compromise jazz and cutting edge alternative. Nine new originals, tightly performed, but infused with energy, irreverence, and an attitude of surprise.
Before The Dawn – Rise Of The Phoenix CD (FrostByte)
Melodic Finnish death metal.
The Bevis Frond – Triptych [Reissue/1988] CD (Tee Pee)
Reissue of The Bevis Frond’s third proper album, originally released in 1988. Features a bevy of low-fi retro pop songs and fuzzed out, wailing psych rock riffs.
Bitcrush – Collapse CD (n5MD)
Adding almost JK Broadrick-esque detuned guitars and fragile yet distressed guitar parts, Bitcrush weaves these new elements into his work effortlessly and somehow manages to make Collapse feel like a living breathing entity.
Joe Bonamassa – Beacon Theatre: Live From New York 2xCD (J&R Adventures)
Bonamassa rips through 20 songs spanning his career with smoky vocals complementing the guitar wizardry. Special guests include Beth Hart, John Hiatt and Paul Rodgers.
Jonathan Butler – Grace And Mercy CD (Rendezvous)
A South African native whose expansive musical gift has earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields, Butler’s new album is filled with the soulful sounds and insightful lyrics.
Sara Cahoone – Deer Creek Canyon CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Where her previous efforts explored the complicated throws of dark emotions, Deer Creek Canyon is more richly focused. Since migrating to Seattle in 1998 she has played with Carissa’s Weird, Band of Horses, Betsy Olson, and singer/songwriter Patrick Park. Vinyl version includes download code for full album, B-sides, EP tracks and rarities.
Glen Cambell/Jimmy Webb – In Session CD+DVD (Fantasy)
Special CD+DVD package containing a rare 1983 performance by the country music legends.
Caspian – Waking Season CD/LP (Triple Crown)
New album from the post-rock quintet, co-produced by Matt Bayles, former keyboard player from Minus The Bear and producer for such seminal albums as Isis’ Oceanic, Botch’s We Are Romans and Mastodon’s Blood Mountain.
The Casualties – Resistance CD/LP (Season Of Mist)
New album of street-level punk with added degrees of aggression. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features a bonus track and alternate box packaging containing a bandana, a bottle opener, and a patch.
Chino XL – Ricanstruction 2xCD (Viper)
Chino XL’s fifth release is a double-CD with heavy lyrical content, lots of deep concepts, and a socially introspective highlight on his childhood. Includes guest appearances by Immortal Technique, Tech N9ne, Travis Barker and more.
Coffins – Ancient Torture 2xCD (Deepsend)
A definitive collection of Coffins split releases, compilation and vinyl-only tracks, housed in an eight-panel digipak.
Chris Cohen – Overgrown Path CD/LP (Captured Tracks)
Chris is a contributing member of The Curtains, Cryptcize, Deerhoof, and Natural Dreamers. His solo work follows the idiosyncratic forms of his other bands, but is still melodic in an unconventional way — like the best of Robert Wyatt and Syd Barrett.
Jason Collett – Reckon 2xCD (Arts & Crafts)
New album includes a companion disc Essential Cuts, a career retrospective, featuring nine must-haves as well as two previously unreleased B-sides. For fans of: Broken Social Scene, WIlco, Tom Petty. Vinyl version due October 9.
Colossal Yes – Loosen The Lead And Spoil The Dogs CD/2xLP+MP3 (Jackpot)
Third full-length from Colossal Yes (a project by Comets On Fire drummer Utrillo Kushner) embraces unhinged power pop, bleary-eyed classic rock, and channels the late-night art-with-meaning vibe of early ‘70s singer/songwriters. Guests include Ben Chasny (Comets On Fire, Six Organs Of Admittance) Ben Flashmen (Comets On Fire), Noel Von Harmonson (Sic Alps) as well as members of Aisler’s Set and Howling Rain.
Jesse Cook – The Blue Guitar Sessions CD (eOne)
A captivating 14-track album recorded on a pair of vintage microphones in an effort to replicate the mood of recordings from the Miles Davis era. Several songs from The Blue Guitar Sessions are being featured in the hour long PBS Special Jesse Cook Live In Concert.
Shemekia Copeland – 33 1/3 CD/LP (Telarc)
New album from the most feted woman in the blues world today.
Crime & The City Solution – A History Of Crime & The City Solution CD (Mute)
A band out of time, Crime and the City Solution were perennial outsiders who could not rest in their native Australia, and instead found inspiration in the colder climes of London and Berlin.
Featuring singer Simon Bonney, former Birthday Party members Mick Harvey and Rowland S.Howard, Einsturzende Neubauten’s Alex Hacke on guitar and DAF/Liaisons Dangereue’s Chrislo Haas on keyboards. Prepare for new album release in 2013.
Deadmau5 – >Album Title Goes Here< CD (Ultra)
New album from the dance music A-lister.
Mike Dillon – Urn CD/LP (The Royal Potato Family)
New solo album from noted the punk-jazz vibraphonist/percussionist/vocalist/MC (Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade, Garage A Trois).
Django Django – Django Django CD/LP (Domino)
Critically-hyped, buoyant psychedelic pop from the East London.
Dave Douglas Quintet – Be Still CD/LP (Green Leaf Music)
The continually evolving trumpeter and composer settles down for a ballad-like set that presents a series of hymns and folk songs with an intensely personal connection.
DJ Shadow – Reconstructed: The Best Of DJ Shadow CD (Hip-O Select)
Collects tracks drawn from Shadow’s 20-year career — from the early pre-Mo Wax days, right up to the present and his most recent album, The Less You Know, The Better, and two new songs. Vinyl version due October 2.
Dokken – Broken Bones CD/CD+DVD (Frontiers)
New album from the ‘80s hair metal legends.
Dragonette – Bodyparts CD/LP (12 Between Us)
A fierce album of anthemic electro-pop songs full of fist-pumping choruses and infectious dance rhythms.
Dum Dum Girls – End Of Daze CDEP/12”+MP3 (Sub Pop)
This EP flows from a pair of bombastic opening tracks, through the simmering, plaintive cover of The Strawberry Switchblade’s “Trees & Flowers”, to the regretful ballad “Lord Knows”, in which Dee Dee’s voice remains rich yet crystalline, a gorgeous, toned instrument revealing an awareness of fear and misstep.
The Durutti Column – Short Stories For Pauline 2xCD (Factory Benelux)
Double-CD edition of the legendary ‘lost’ fourth album — comes with a bonus disc comprising 10 tracks recorded live in Brussels in 1981 together with a Vini Reilly radio interview.
Efterklang – Piramida CD/LP+MP3 (4AD)
Recorded on an audio expedition to an abandoned Russian settlement just shy of the North Pole, Piramida. Along with discovering the world’s northernmost grand piano, the trio spent nine days exploring and recording the sounds that would inspire and build this album.
Kurt Elling – 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project CD (Concord Jazz)
Elling honors the legendary location that the London Telegraph called “the most important generator of popular songs in the Western world.”
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Tarkus [Reissue/1971] 2xCD+DVD/LP (Razor & Tie)
Originally released in 1971, the band’s second album (dominated by the antiwar “Tarkus” suite, which originally formed the whole first side of the album) has been expanded with bonus tracks, alternate mixes, and a 5.1 surround mix.
Empty Flowers – Six CD (Translation Loss)
The quartet, which features current and former members of bands such as Cable, Zodiak and Balboa, plays dynamic “unadulterated rock” that has drawn comparison to a wide range of noisians including Fugazi, Failure, Slint and Hum.
Engel – Blood Of Saints CD (FrostByte)
Modern melodic death metal.
Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap CD (Atlantic)
Against a background of synthesized future pop, Fiasco deconstructs heavyweight topics with an undeniable flow.
Fight Amp – Birth Amp CD (Translation Loss)
Hailing from NJ, Fight Amp have been chugging along for over eight years, spreading their brand of punk/noise-rock throughout the world.
Michael Formanek – Small Places CD (ECM)
New album featuring saxophonist Tim Berne, pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Gerald Cleaver. “Formanek’s tunes are marvelous vehicles for these wonderful players to express a kind of group ethos and soar into new avenues of improvisation. — All About Jazz
John Frusciante – Pbx Funicular Intaglio Zone CD/2xLP (Record Collection)
After a nearly three-year hiatus, John Frusciante returns with an album that marks the former RHCP guitarist’s foray into the world of electronic music.
Gatekeeper – Exo CD (Hippos In Tanks)
Hollywood FX meld with twisting 303 basslines, angelic choirs with metallic synths, cut-up chants with cryptic chords — all fused together by a tight blend of IDM, acid and big-beat inspired techno rhythms.
Green Day – ¡Uno! CD/LP (WB)
Green Day’s ninth studio album is the first in a trilogy to be released from September 2012 to January 2013. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe comes in a limited edition “fan box,” which includes sleeves for the forthcoming albums and a sticker.
Euge Groove – House Of Groove CD (Shanachie)
Groove delivers his trademark contemporary funk/jazz grooves on a wide-ranging set including likely radio hits as well as broadening his appeal with a couple of outstanding vocal tracks featuring female vocalists.
Steve Harris – British Lion CD (Universal)
Debut solo album from Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris.
Hauschka – Salon Des Amateurs Remixes CD (Fat Cat)
Remixes of Hauschka’s 2007 album Salon Des Amateurs featuring Herbert, Vladislav Delay, Alva Noto, and Pattern.
John Hiatt – Mystic Pinball CD/LP (New West)
Hiatt builds on the worldwide success of his last album Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns with this new collection of songs.
Waylon Jennings – Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Last Recordings CD (Saguaro Road)
The musical last will and testament from one of the all-time greatest voices in country music, recorded shortly before his death in 2002.
Marc Johnson/Eliane Elias/Joey Baron/Joe Lovano – Swept Away CD (ECM)
Swept Away sees the top-class quartet of pianist Eliane Elias, double-bassist Marc Johnson, drummer Joey Baron and saxophonist Joe Lovano commune over music that is engaging and sensual, lyrical and swinging.
Eyvind Kang – Grass CD (Tzadik)
Music for solo piano, string quintet and more take the unique sonic environments of Morton Feldman to an entirely new place via the metaphors of agricultural poetry, Chinese medicine, sweatlodge, and Ikat weaving.
Kramer – Brill Building CD (Tzadik)
Tribute to the Jewish composers who made the legendary Brill Building in Times Square one of the centers of popular music songwriting for decades.
Lavender Diamond – Incorruptible Heart CD (Paracadute)
Turns from soaring electro-pop to distantly showtuney eruptions (featuring M. Ward on guitar) to simple strums. Vinyl version due October 2.
Bettye LaVette – Thankful N’ Thoughtful CD/2xLP+CD (Anti)
New album features Bettye’s take on the classic folk tune “Dirty Old Town,” made famous by the Pogues plus songs by the Black Keys, Sly Stone, Tom Waits, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan.
Levek – Look A Little Closer CD/LP (Lefse)
Ranges from the tenderness of Bridge Over Troubled Water to the funky attitude of ‘70s Blaxploitation culture.
Alfonso Lovo – Gigantona CD (Numero)
The son of a prominent Nicaraguan politician, Alfonso Lovo was a choice target for the Sandinista rebels who hijacked his homeward flight from Miami in 1971, ultimately putting several rounds through the talented musician’s torso and hand. After several years and many surgeries, he would break new ground on this psychedelic swirl of Latin jazz and pan-American funk with his musical partner, percussionist Jose “Chepito” Areas of Santana fame. Vinyl version due October 16.
Medeski Martin & Wood – Free Magic CD (Indirecto)
Comprised of five tracks recorded during the trio’s first-ever acoustic tour in 2007.
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber CD/LP (Fat Possum)
Propulsive dream-pop beauty.
Midnight – Complete And Total Hell CD (Hell’s Headbangers)
Exhaustive, 21-track collection featuring all of Midnight’s entire pre-Satanic Royalty back catalog, much of it long out-of-print.
T.J. Miller – The Extended Play EP Illegal Art ReMix Tape CD (Illegal Art)
TJ Miller is one of America’s hottest young comics, recently starring in No Real Reason on Comedy Central. The Extended Play EP Illegal Art ReMix Tape is a remix album of T.J. Miller’s first CD The Extended Play EP on Comedy Central Records, where we find him adopting the role of entitled hip-hop dilettante. Now, he takes it a step further by turning content from this release over to some of the world’s top remixers (The Kleptones, Junk Culture, Babes, Touch People, Bran Flakes, Jesse Case, and Steinski).
Dylan Mondegreen – Dylan Mondegreen CD (Shelflife)
Dylan Mondegreen is a pseudonym for Norwegian recording artist Borge Sildnes. This is his first North American album. Symphonic and lush, Dylan Mondegreen is filled with string ensembles, woodwinds and percussion, delightly showing why he’s been compared to the likes of Blueboy, Jens Lekman and Sufjan Stevens.
Gary Moore – Blues For Jimi: Live In London CD (Eagle Rock)
This unique concert was recorded at the London Hippodrome on October 25th 2007. It formed a part of the launch for the Jimi Hendrix Live At Monterey program and featured Gary Moore and his band performing classic Hendrix tracks. Also available on stand-alone DVD and Blu-ray.
Mumford & Sons – Babel CD/LP (Glassnote)
New album — available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks, including “The Boxer” featuring Jerry Douglas and Paul Simon.
Murder By Death – Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon CD/LP (Bloodshot)
Known for their uniquely brooding sound and frequently desolate imagery, MBD captures a familiar tone on Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon, while exploring new territory and adding a further refined sophistication for an even richer, full-bodied sound. From spare and spooky, to rough and rousing.
Murs + Fashawn – This Generation CD (Duck Down)
L.A.-based veteran emcee Murs teams up with Fresno-bred up ‘n comer Fashawn.
No Doubt – Push And Shove CD (Interscope)
New album from No Doubt, their first since 2001’s Rock Steady. A supercharged blend of ska-rock, dancehall, and electronic pop. Vinyl version due October 2.
Heather Nova – 300 Days At Sea CD (eOne)
“300 Days At Sea is a rush to the head and a roar through the sea. Although she promises to be a soft, warm earth-mother, Nova is still demonstrating the steely siren-qualities of a time-proven rockstar.” — Clash
Yoko Ono/Kim Gordon/Thurston Moore – Yokokimthurston CD (Chimera Music)
This is NYC avant garde convergence at its finest. Recorded in 2011 at Manhattan’s Sear Sound, Yokokimthurston features lead vocals by Ono, with backing vocals and guitars by Gordon and Moore. It’s a wild collision of song-form, poetics, free-rock and classic glossolalic ecstasy.
Oxomati – Ozomatli Presents OzoKidz CD (Hornblow)
The band’s first-ever bilingual children’s album.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band – St. Peter & 57th St. CD (Rounder)
In 2012, the PHJB celebrated its half-century mark at Carnegie Hall. Joining the party were My Morning Jacket, Mos Def, Allen Toussaint, Givers, The Del McCoury Band, Steve Earle, Merrill Garbus (tUnE yArDs), The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Trombone Shorty and Tao Seeger.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band – The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection 4xCD (Legacy)
In celebration of 50 years of the legendary New Orlean’s Preservation Hall comes a 4xCD, 58-track collection that spans from 1962, when Nesuhi Ertegun first recorded New Orleans living legends at the Preservation Hall, to 2010 when the current incarnation of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band recorded with an array of musical guests, including Richie Havens, Tom Waits, Pete Seeger, Andrew Bird, Yim Yames and Del McCoury. This box set includes five previously unissued performances.
Alec K. Redfearn And The Eyesores – Sister Death CD (Cuneiform)
“A gorgeous amalgam of 20th Century Americana, cabaret and theater music, Eastern European folk, noise rock and minimalism.” –Signal To Noise
R.E.M. – Document [25th Anniversary Edition] 2xCD (EMI)
Includes a digitally remastered version of the original album, plus a second disc of a previously unreleased live show recorded at Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht Holland in 1987.
Ringo Deathstarr – Mauve CD (Sonic Unyon)
Melody-heavy guitar pop for fans of My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus & Mary Chain. Vinyl version due October 9.
Lee Ritenour – Rhythm Sessions CD (Concord Jazz)
The legendary jazz guitarist is joined by Chick Corea, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Dave Grusin, Marcus Miller on his new album.
Ruste Juxx & The Arcitype – V.I.C. CD (Duck Down)
V.I.C. (Victorious Impervious Champions) is a collaboration between producer The Arcitype and Brooklyn emcee Ruste Juxx.
Richie Sambora – Aftermath Of The Lowdown CD (Dangerbird)
The latest solo album from Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora honestly tackles the guitarist’s recent rough times.
Merl Saunders/Jerry Garcia – Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings 4xCD/2xLP (Fantasy)
Grateful Dead guitarist/vocalist Jerry Garcia and keyboardist Merl Saunders performed live at the Keystone in Berkeley, CA together on July 10th and 11th, 1973. Although components of this memorable show have been previously released, this is the very first time that the concert has become available in its entirety.
Trapper Schoepp And The Shades – Run Engine Run CD/LP (Side One Dummy)
Debut album from Milwaukee alt-country band whose music has been described as “as much Pavement as Parsons.”
Ricky Skaggs – Music To My Ears CD (Skaggs Family)
New from the bluegrass legend.
The Soft Pack – Strapped CD/LP (Mexican Summer)
Their pop rock foundations are undeniably still present – but they’ve spent a lot of time listening to Denim, Momus, The Church, and Lee Hazlewood.
Ben Sollee – Half Made Man CD/LP (Tin Ear)
Known for his thrilling cello-playing that incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, Sollee possesses rough-smooth-smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements that has brought about comparisons to Sufjan Stevens.
Sountrack [Jean-Pierre Mirouze] – Mariage Collectif CD/LP (Born Bad)
Long-lost softcore porn film soundtrack, composed in 1971. Pure French psych-groove with plenty of Hammond. Acetates found in a Parisian garbage dump in 2010.
St. Germain – Tourist CD/2xLP+MP3 (EMI France)
First released in 2000, the legendary electronic album Tourist by veteran French DJ and producer St. Germain (Ludovic Navarre) has been digitally remastered (44kHz/24bit) for reissue on CD, and HQ-180 double gatefold vinyl.
Angie Stone – Rich Girl CD (Saguaro Road)
15-tracks of skintight grooves, funky vibes, and a beautiful mélange of sounds.
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Rock Art And The X-Ray Style CD/3xLP (Hellcat)
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Global A Go-Go [Reissue/2001] CD/3xLP (Hellcat)
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Streetcore [Reissue/2003] CD/2xLP (Hellcat)
All three Mescaleros albums have been remastered and reissued in conjunction with what would have been Stummer’s 60th birthday. Each is expanded with rare B-sides and live tracks.
TOY – TOY CD (Cooperative Music)
TOY is a Korg Delta led five-piece formed in 2010. RIYL: Low, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine.
Unnatural Helpers – Land Grab CD/LP (Hardly Art)
Seattle bred Unnatural Helpers churn out short blasts of power pop punk. Land Grab is their third album, and on it one will hear glimpses of old school grunge, Nerves/Tom Petty-esque power pop, and The Minutemen.
Various Artists [Metronomy] – Late Night Tales CD (Late Night Tales)
Acclaimed pop experimentalists Metronomy compile the latest Late Night Tales.
Various Artists – Rough Guide To Native America 2xCD (Rough Guide)
This Rough Guide navigates the expansive scene from the hauntingly beautiful flute of Carlos Nakai and the driving pow wow of Blackfire to the innovative sounds of Pura Fe, Casper Loma Da-Wa, and Asani.
The Wallflowers – Glad All Over CD/LP (Columbia)
New album recorded in Nashville, TN, at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio.
The Weeks – Gutter Gaunt Gangster CD/LP (Serpents & Snakes)
“A complicated blend of blues music and southern rock.” — St. Louis Music
Witchcraft – Legend CD (Nuclear Blast)
New from the Swedish metal band. Vinyl version October 9.
Wrongtom Meets Deemas J – In East London CD/3xLP (Tru Thoughts)
This is the next step in the evolution of the genre-crossing but mainly reggae-rooted producer Wrongtom, following on from the recent huge success of the Wrongtom Meets Roots Manuva project, for which he took on the task of reworking tracks from the legendary UK rapper’s career. Wrongtom Meets Deemas J is a heavyweight project bringing to fruition his years of collaboration with the world-beating MC Deemas J, a longtime friend and creative cohort. It is the first in a series of Wrongtom collaboration LPs with different vocalists.
Frank Zappa – Joe’s Garage Acts II & III [Reissue/1979] 2xCD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Orchestral Favorites [Reissue/1979] CD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – You Are What You Is [Reissue/1981] CD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Tinsel Town Rebellion [Reissue/1981] CD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar Some More [Reissue/1981] 2xCD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch [Reissue/1982] CD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Baby Snakes [Reissue/1983] CD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – The Man From Utopia [Reissue/1983] CD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – London Symphony Orchestra Vol 1 & 2 [Reissue/1983, 1987] 2xCD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Them Or Us [Reissue/1984] CD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Thing-Fish [Reissue/1984] 2xCD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Boulez Conducts Zappa: Perfect Stranger [Reissue/1984] CD (Zappa)
The latest round of Zappa reissues are now available.
John Zorn – A Vision In Blakelight CD (Tzadik)
With a cinematic sweep reminiscent of his best film scores, A Vision In Blakelight is alternately romantic, ominous, ecstatic, driving and meditative. Featuring the Nova quartet augmented by harp and percussion, this suite of 10 instrumental miniatures reference jazz, classical, easy listening, film music and minimalism.
DVDs + Blu-ray:
Autopsy – Born Undead DVD (Peaceville)
In-depth documentary gives insight into the birth, death and rebirth of the legendary metal band. 293 minutes.
Leonard Cohen – The Complete Review 2xDVD (Pride)
Double-disc documentary featuring interviews and rare performances. 151 minutes.
Bob Dylan And The Band – Down In The Flood ‘Associations And Collaborations’ DVD (Sexy Intellectual)
The story of Bob Dylan & The Band, featuring rare footage, archive interviews, and music. 114 minutes.
The Kinks – Paris Live 1965 Broadcast Archives DVD (IMV Blueline)
Rare French television performance from the early days of the band. 36 minutes.
Gary Moore – Blues For Jimi: Live In London DVD/Blu-ray (Eagle Rock)
This unique concert was recorded at the London Hippodrome on October 25th 2007. It formed a part of the launch for the Jimi Hendrix Live At Monterey program and featured Gary Moore and his band performing classic Hendrix tracks. 74 minutes.
Freddie Mercury – The Great Pretender DVD/Blu-ray (Eagle Rock)
Using extensive archive footage of interviews with Freddie Mercury, concerts, video shoots and personal material, much of it previously unseen, along with new interviews with friends and colleagues, The Great Pretender is a portrait of a man who was very different to his flamboyant onstage public persona. 107 minutes.
Diana Ross – Live In Paris 1968 DVD (IMV Blueline)
Live on French television in 1968, featuring rare performances and interviews. 29 minutes.
Steven Wilson – Get All You Deserve DVD/Blu-ray/DVD+ Blu-ray+2xCD (K-scope)
Recorded live in Mexico City on the Porcupine Tree frontman’s Grace For Drowning tour. Available in three configurations.
Yardbirds – Paris 1966-1968: The Lost Tapes DVD (IMV Blueline)
Rare French television performances. 37 minutes.
Alarms & Controls – 2-Song Single 7”+MP3 (Dischord/Mud Memory)
The post-punk trio flaunts its prog roots with two tracks that sound like The Minutemen meeting Can. Includes download with two additional songs.
Oren Ambarchi – Raga Ooty/Nilgiri Plateau LP (Bo Weavil)
Three previously-unreleased works by the Australian sound artist showcase the rawer side of his solo work between 2006-2011.
Oren Ambarchi – Audience Of One 2xLP (Touch)
Released earlier this year on CD — now available on vinyl. A four-part suite which moves from throbbing minimalism to expansive songcraft to ecstatic free-rock.
Andrew W.K. – I Get Wet  2xLP (Century Media)
Tenth Anniversary special deluxe vinyl edition. Infamous for his bloody nose, famous for his high-life attitude, beloved for his songs like, “Party Hard,” “We Want Fun,” and “You Will Remember Tonight,” Andrew’s true will is to use all forms of entertainment to create feelings of pure joy, fun, love, freedom, and possibility.
Architecture In Helsinki – That Beep 12”+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
Previously released as a download-only single in 2008, “That Beep” is now available on vinyl. The most straightforward, ‘80s inspired pop tune the band has ever created. Features three bonus tracks, including a Radioclit remix.
The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter 2xLP (Universal)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. Produced by Rick Rubin and recorded in North Carolina and Malibu, this new 12-song set follows the group’s 2009 breakthrough release I And Love And You.
Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour OF The Bewilderbeast [Reissue/2000] LP (XL)
Vinyl reissue of BDB’s debut album, which won the Mercury Prize. The Hour Of Bewilderbeast surely isn’t a traditional pop album, but a continually beguiling trip through lo-fi postmodern folk that draws as much from Harry Nilsson as Beck.
The Bruisers – Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’  2xLP (Taang!)
Features Al Barr of The Dropkick Murphys on vocals and Johnny Rioux on guitar. Bruisers debut LP was originally released on Patriot as a cassette-only release. Red vinyl.
Chotto Ghetto – Sparkles LP (Asian Man)
Visceral hardcore punk with a Patton-esque experimental metal twist. Features appearances from Mike Watt and Laura Stevenson. Color vinyl.
Circuit Rider – Circuit Rider LP (Numerophon)
A burnout biker psych masterpiece, originally recorded in 1980 (tho it feels like some lost set from the late ‘60s or early ‘70s). Repressed directly from the tapes to flawlessly restore the cigarette burns, Harley fumes, and cocaine hangovers of the original ride. Included on the Acid Archives list of Top 10 LPs “Most Likely To Be Owned By A Serial Killer.”
Deep Listening Band – Needle Drop Jungle 2xLP (Taiga)
Performed at their January 2011 residency in Seattle, and now released on double-LP in celebration of Pauline Oliveros’ 80th birthday. The brightest moments from what have sadly become the last recordings of this exceptional trio.
Diamond Version – EP1 12” (Mute)
Collaboration between Alva Noto and Byetone. This is the first in a series of five 12″ EPs. Full-length release due in 2013. Diamond Version bridges the gap between gallery and dancefloor.
Dusty Skull – Tossed And Lost b/w My Fang 7” (Outer Battery)
Dusty Skull is Rock. Upon listening to Dusty Skull for the first time, many reference points come to mind. For those close to the band these names have been thrown into the mix: Pink Fairies, Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher and Abrasive Wheels.
Eagle Twin – The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale 2xLP (Southern Lord)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. For fiends of Melvins, Earth and all things ridiculously heavy. Includes bonus live track.
Ending People – Fill Your Lungs LP (Hinterzimmer)
Dream-filled pop layered with new-wave inspired guitars and droning synthesizers. A six-song journey through a post-utopian maze of nostalgia and mystery.
The Exploited – Totally Exploited: Best Of The Exploited 2xLP (Taang!)
27-tracks including all their early 7” singles and key tracks from the band’s heyday. Color vinyl.
Fiend Without A Face – Fiend Without A Face LP (Volcom)
A set of twangy, psychobilly rock from Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds’ alter-ego.
Flock Of Dimes – Curtain 7”+MP3 (Merge)
Solo project of Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner.
Frightened Rabbit – State Hospital LP (Atlantic)
Outtakes from the band’s sessions for their upcoming 2013 album with producer Leo Abraham.
Fu Manchu – Action Is Go [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (At The Dojo)
Reissue of the band’s 1997 album for Mammoth records. The first to feature drummer Brant Bjork (ex-Kyuss). Gatefold packaging.
High On Fire – The Art Of Self Defense 2xLP (Southern Lord)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. The band’s cult classic first recordings, remastered and restored for vinyl.
Jamie Johnson – Living For A Song: Tribute To Hank Cochran 2xLP (Mercury Nashville)
On this tribute album Johnson is joined by a wide array of guests including: George Strait, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Ray Price, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, Bobby Bare, Asleep At The Wheel, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack and Ronnie Dunn. CD version due October 16.
The Killers – Battle Born 2xLP (Island)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. The Killers are back with their first album since 2008’s Day & Age.
Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll 2xLP (Verve)
New album — available on vinyl one week before CD release. Glad Rag Doll is an exhilarating and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new instrumentation and new musicians. It stars a singer and piano player, filled with mischief, humor and a renewed sense of tenderness and intimacy.
Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream LP (RCA)
Sophomore album from the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter. CD version due next week.
Pauline Oliveros – Primordial/Lift 2xLP (Taiga)
Previously-unreleased second performance from 9/25/10, in celebration of her 80th birthday. Centered around a low frequency oscillator, the group swirls cello, voice, sampler, glass drones, e-guitar, violin and V accordion into a molten mass dropped from outer space.
Rodriguez – Searching For Sugarman [OST] 2xLP+MP3 (Light In The Attic)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. Comprising tracks from Cold Fact and its 1971 follow-up Coming From Reality, the music used in the recent film is a fusion of gritty funk, political poetry and blissful psych-folk.
Sensations’ Fix – Music Is Painting In The Air (1974-1977) 2xLP (RVNG International)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. Essential collection of new mixes and unreleased material from Sensations’ Fix, the cosmically conscious, defiantly DIY enterprise of Franco Falsini and his band of psychedelic renegades.
Slapshot – Old Tyme Hardcore [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Taang!)
The original vinyl version Slapshot’s Old Tyme Hardcore was a single pressing for the European market and sold out in a week.
The Sonics – Psycho b/w Maintaining My Cool 7” (Sundazed)
The Sonics – Witch b/w Like No Other Man 7” (Sundazed)
The Sonics – You Got Your Head On Backwards b/w Love Lights 7” (Sundazed)
Reissue of nerve-crushing singles from the garage-punk legends, originally released by Jerden in 1966, in faithfully reproduced full-color sleeves.
Soundtrack [Johnan Soderqvist] – Let The Right One In LP (Death Waltz)
First-ever release on vinyl. One of the most striking and beautiful vampire movies in decades features a soundtrack loaded with dark, brooding themes that still manage to be achingly melancholic at the same time. White vinyl.
Soundtrack [John Carpenter + Alan Howarth] – Escape From New York LP (Death Waltz)
Remastered for vinyl with six tracks that never made it into the original film. Laden with brooding electronic pulses, flashes of Krautrock and a healthy dose of nu disco.
Barbara Streisand – Release Me LP (Columbia)
11 previously unreleased songs, spanning a cross-section of Streisand’s career from 1963 to the present. CD version due October 9.
Sundials – When I Couldn’t Breathe LP (Asian Man)
‘90s influenced indie/punk in the vein of the The Lemonheads, Pavement and Superchunk. Color vinyl.
Sweater Girls – Sweater Girls Were Here… LP (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Los Angeles’ Sweater Girls got the beat. Sweater Girls are living down on Infatuation Street. Sweater Girls are a bright, Vitamin D-enriched ankle sock delight. Their debut album, sounds like the band inhaled all three packets of Fun Dip along with the sugar sticks. It is all about spazzing out over love and loss, the jittery adrenaline jag of youth.
Teengirl Fantasy – 7AM  LP (True Panther Sounds)
Vinyl reissue of Teengirl Fantasy’s 2010 debut. Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi clicked over a shared love of classic house and techno records that prompted them to make “some kind of dance music that wasn’t just emulating what we were hearing.” The duo’s music often forms out of melodies, samples or concepts that through jamming and improvisation organically materialize into full-fledged compositions.
The Time Jumpers – The Time Jumpers LP (Rounder)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. Featuring Vince Gill, The Time Jumpers play country music — real country music — at a time when few do, revitalizing classics and adding new songs to the swing and honky-tonk repertoire.
Various Artists – Indonesia Pop Nostalgia LP (Sham Palace)
1970s – 1980s Indonesian pop, folk, rock, dance, pop and children’s songs from Java and Sumatra, culled from cassettes and vinyl. Features synth-heavy, funked-out rock grooves, space-age organ instrumentals, folky mood-rock, and hybrid traditional/pop mini-masterpieces.
Various Artists – Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar 2xLP (Sundazed)
Various Artists – More Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar 2xLP (Sundazed)
A rousing, roaring assortment of underground surf classics and underappreciated gems.
Various Artists – Loving On The Flipside: Sweet Funk And Beat-Heavy Ballads 1969-1977 2xLP (Now Again)
“A meticulously cultivated selection of vintage funk and soul. The liner notes to this volume are exhaustively researched and provide a thorough background for each and every band which is beneficial for future purchases. The songs have been dubbed “sweet funk” and are some of the most heart wrenching and joyous recordings that were previously dismissed.” — VentVox
Various Artists – Molam: Thai Country Groove from Isan 2xLP (Sublime Frequencies)
Vinyl reissue of the long out-of-print classic originally released in 2004 — the first modern compilation of electrified Molam recordings from the 1970s ever presented outside Thailand.
Xibalba – Hasa La Muerte 2xLP (Southern Lord)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. “A lethal collision of brutal death metal, vicious hardcore and oppressive sludge.” RIYL: Crowbar, Disembodied, Incantation.
We Got Power! – Hardcore Punk Scenes From 1980s Southern California
Deluxe 304pp large-format hardcover featuring essays by David Markey, Jordan Schwartz, Jennifer Schwartz, Henry Rollins, Keith Morris, Cuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Lousiche Mayorga, Steve Human, and Tony Adolescent. Nearly 400 first-generation L.A. hardcore punk photographs including complete color reprints of We Got Power fanzine 1981-1983.