Bastille – Bad Blood CD/LP (Virgin)
The debut album from this UK quartet includes the breakout single “Pompeii,” alongside other standout tracks like “Things We Lost In The Fire,” “Flaws,” and “Laura Palmer” (all of which have managed to chart in their homeland, where the album reached #1). This US version features three studio tracks not found on the original import release.
Sandra Boynton – Sandra Boynton’s Frog Trouble CD (WB)
Grammy nominated and bestselling children’s author, songwriter and music producer, Sandra Boynton, presents her first country album, Frog Trouble. The album features 12 original songs by Boynton, arranged and mixed with Michael Ford. Boynton produced the tracks mostly in Nashville, with renowned session musicians and an all-star roster, including Dwight Yoakam, Fountains of Wayne, Mark Lanegan, Kacey Musgraves, Ryan Adams, Ben Folds, Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss, Josh Turner, Darius Rucker, Linda Eder, and Falls Mountain Cowboys.
Tamar Braxton – Love & War CD (Epic)
Sophomore solo album from the television star/R&B vocalist and younger sister of Toni Braxton.
Richard Buckner – Surrounded CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
In the time since Our Blood was released and after a few long tours, Richard Buckner attempted to work on writing short stories but found himself drawn back into the music room. The evidence of his time in the writer’s chair is clear in the dense, lovely prose of Surrounded. The album’s liner notes include text-embedded lyrics, a technique Buckner employed on his earlier albums Since and Impasse, but this marks the first time he used the songs’ extended story to construct the album’s overall view and track sequence.
Caged Animals – In The Land Of Giants CD/LP (Lucky Number)
Caged Animals is the strangely life-affirming bedroom project of songwriter Vincent Cacchione, a New Jersey-born Italian living in Brooklyn. Known previously for the nearly folk-rock of his former band Soft Black, Cacchione carries a strong traditional gene in his band of glitch-friendly pop — as inspired by the classic songwriting of Jeff Magnum or John Lennon’s solo material as the melancholic R&B twist of James Blake or Frank Ocean, or the perfect fusion of Chad Van Gaalen’s raw pop sensibilities.
Califone – Stitches CD/LP (Dead Oceans)
Stitches, the new album Califone touches on all permutable definitions of the word, its episodes of discomfort and healing rendered with exquisite beauty and craftsmanship. Archetypes and mythological figures rub shoulders with bruised civilians throughout this odyssey. Intimate timbres garage sale drum machines, slack guitar strings, hushed vocals offset the album’s cinematic inclinations. The listener moves through a landscape of Old Testament blood and guts, spaghetti Western deserts and Southwestern horizons, zeroing in on emotions and images that cannot be glanced over.
Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You CD/2xLP+CD (Anti)
It’s been four years since the great alt-country wailer Neko Case posed with the sword on the car hood on her Middle Cyclone album cover, and she hasn’t released a solo album since. That changes now with her new LP The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. Decemberists producer Tucker Martine helmed the album, and Case’s contributors this time around included Kelly Hogan, M. Ward, and New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks. Also available on gatefold double-vinyl featuring three bonus tracks, an etched D-side, and a tattoo sheet.
Coachwhips – Hands On The Controls [Reissue/2002] CD (Castle Face)
This reissue of the debut album from early ’00s band lead by John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees) adds six bonus tracks not on the original CD release. “Known for their raw, primal, stripped-down approach, Coachwhips have epitomized rock & roll at its most basic. Their infectious, riff-driven recordings of the 2000s have combined garage rock with punk and alternative rock.” – All Music
Cowboy Mouth – This Train CD (Elm City)
As frontman Fred LeBlanc says, “If The Neville Brothers and The Clash had a baby, it would be Cowboy Mouth.”
The Dead C – Armed Courage CD/LP (Ba Da Bing!)
Still sporting the original band members from their first assemblage in 1987, The Dead C’s renown has a lot to do with their stubborn unwillingness to compromise in any form. Armed Courage reaffirms their epochal career. With two sidelong tracks, the record epitomizes the elements which elevate The Dead C to a level of worship. Compositions assemble and pivot, colliding new landscapes while undermining their very foundations.
Raheem DeVaughan – A Place Called Loveland CD (Ingrooves)
Fourth studio release from the Grammy nominated R&B crooner. The son of renowned jazz cellist Abdul Wadud, Washington, DC based R&B vocalist Raheem DeVaughn kicked his career into gear after initiating a series of independent releases, signing with Jive Records, and released The Love Experience in 2005.
Endrah – The Culling CD (Epochal Artists)
Endrah destroy the bridge between hardcore and death metal with an explosive mixture blast beats, brutal riffs and technical precision.
Esmerine – Dalmak CD/LP+MP3 (Constellation)
Fourth album from modern contemporary/instrumental rock ensemble led by percussionist Bruce Cawdron (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) and cellist Rebecca Foon (A Silver Mt. Zion).
John Frusciante – Outsides CDEP/12” (Record Collection)
New EP by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. Outsides consists of a ten minute guitar solo and two abstract ‘out’ pieces of music.
Ghost Outfit – Want You To Destroy Me CD/LP (Sways)
The debut from Manchester duo Ghost Outfit summons the spirit of late ’80s/early ’90s bands The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Throbbing Gristle and Sonic Youth, with the modern approach of bands such as No Age and Deerhunter, and is rich with layers of wild guitar, industrial drum rhythms, relentless grooves, restless drones and innovative ambience.
Glasvegas – Later… When The TV Turns To Static CD/LP (Go Wow)
A 10-track sojourn of heartfelt melancholia and broken relationships is set against a backdrop of scorching soundscapes.
Gorguts – Colored Sands CD/LP (Season Of Mist)
Few extreme bands have the pedigree of Gorguts. From their early days as part of death metal’s first wave through their transformation into one of the most progressive and influential bands in extreme metal, Gorguts has been impervious to trends, and a vehicle to expand and redefine the language of metal.
Grooms – Infinity Caller CD (Western Vinyl)
After releasing two albums on the indie label Kanine Records, Grooms still hadn’t gained enough traction to support themselves with their music and they were understandably ready to call it quits. However, in 2011, impressed with their albums and live shows, author Michael Azerrad invited Grooms to perform at his Our Band Could Be Your Life show alongside St. Vincent, Ted Leo, Wye Oak, Dan Deacon, and WV alumni Dirty Projectors. It was a huge opportunity for the band, and the catalyst for what would become their 2013 album, Infinity Caller.
Dave Holland – Prism CD/LP (Dare2)
Amid endless choices, the sound of a Dave Holland bass line compels attention. A master of tone and rhythm, the bassist, composer, and bandleader is now in his fifth decade as a performer and his music possesses a rich and kaleidoscopic history.
Holograms – Forever CD/LP (Captured Tracks)
Though matured and experienced, Holograms youthful energy and DIY/punk upbringing is still upfront and in full effect.
Holy Ghost! – Dynamics CD/2xLP (DFA)
Holy Ghost! are excited to unveil Dynamics, the follow-up to the group’s critically acclaimed 2011 debut album. Recorded and mixed at DFA Studios with the help of Chris Zane (Passion Pit, The Walkmen, Friendly Fires), it is front-to-back one of the finest dance pop records of 2013.
Isis – Celestial [Reissue/2000] CD (Ipecac)
Celestial was originally released in 2000, and is Isis’ first full-length after two EPs, The Red Sea and Mosquito Control, and it showed their already fairly mature sludgecore style in full swing. The earlier EPs proved that they already knew how to rock hard, but Celestial, for the first time, also showed off the band’s feel for dynamics and for less-aggressive, quieter ways of getting their point across. Each track clocks in mostly in the six-to-eight-minute range and is one of Isis’ best works and a strong full-length debut.
Jaheim – Appreciation Day CD (Atlantic)
After a long hiatus, R&B super crooner Jaheim presents his new album, aptly entitled, Appreciation Day. With a history of hit making, Jaheim is anxious to get back to his fans, “It’s been so long since I’ve had a chance to create music from my heart for the fans that have loved and supported me from the start. I decided to call the project Appreciation Day because that’s exactly what this album is. My show of appreciation to them.”
Jefferson Starship – Jefferson Starship: Live In Central Park NYC May 12,1975 2xCD (Real Gone Music)
This is the Starship on the eve of the release of Red Octopus, mere months away from ascending commercial heights never attained by the Airplane, and the band is absolutely on fire. There’s a reason this concert ranks among the most treasured bootlegs in Airplane or Starship tape collector circles.
Jel – Late Pass CD (Anticon)
Imagine Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad detonating explosives under the prog-rock grooves of German experimental behemoths Can. These ideas seem mutually exclusive, but they’re not. The evidence is in the shrapnel funk of Late Pass, the third album from Anticon co-founder Jel. As the scarred vocals of the title track instruct: Don’t get too comfortable.
John Wizards – John Wizards CD/LP (Planet Mu)
Maputo, Cape Town and Dar es Salaam; these are three places where John Wizards band leader and producer John Withers has either travelled through or lived in, and all have had a marked influence on his music. They also happen to be the cities in which Emmanuel Nzaramba, the group’s Rwandan singer, has lived. John Wizards is a brilliant combination of traditional African music, R&B and chamber pop, filtered through gentle electronic arrangements that cross-pollinate with South African house, Shangaan Electro and dub, and it’s the sort of music that effortlessly captivates with its beauty and richness.
Julie Ruin – Run Fast CD/LP (Julie Ruin)
Debut album from Kathleen Hanna’s (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) new band. Run Fast also marks the much-anticipated reunion of Kathleen with her BK bandmate Kathi Wilcox.
Kaboom Karavan – Hocus Focus CD/LP (Miasmah)
For fans of ’50s exotica records, Jeff Beal’s score for Carnivale (the TV show) and Andy Votel/Demdike Stare-curated Pre-Cert entertainment.
King Khan & The Shrines – Idle No More CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
King Khan & The Shrines are more than a psychedelic soul band with a spectacle of a stage show they are a cult musical phenomenon and simply one of the most entertaining groups the world has seen and heard since the days of Ike and Tina. Idle No More is full of sweat-drenched, ass-shaking, groovy, psyched-out numbers complete with rip-roaring horn lines, southern-fried guitar riffs, and lysergic melodies. Imagine Roky Erickson backed by the Sun Ra Arkestra or Wilson Pickett and The Velvet Underground, or picture the love child of Anubis and Kali.
John Legend – Love In The Future CD (Columbia)
Taking R&B/soul to the next level, Legend creates an immersive experience about romance, love, hope, commitment and optimism. Back as sounding boards and executive producers for Love In The Future are longtime Legend collaborators Kanye West and Dave Tozer, with guest appearances by Rick Ross and Seal. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks.
The Lonely Kings – American Heartache CD (Epochal Artists)
Sacramento based The Lonely Kings’ American Heartache is the follow-up to the group’s critically acclaimed album Crowning Glory, which was released on legendary punk label Fearless Records. American Heartache was produced and engineered with Grammy winning producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Rancid, Papa Roach, The Donnas), and features a guest appearance by Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix.
Loss Of Self – Ten Minutes CD (Flenser)
Clocking in at just under 30 minutes, Ten Minutes features six brand new songs as well as remastered versions of the original three demo tracks. Unfurling dark, sweeping soundscapes, Loss Of Self’s post-rock and twisted black metal surpasses all musical boundaries and restrictions.
Jenks Miller – Spirit Signal CD/LP+MP3 (Northern Spy)
First proper solo release from guitarist from Horseback (Relapse) and Mount Moriah (Merge) sees him applying his distinctive minimalist approach and signature tone to a more experimental canvas. Six ambient guitar compositions, incorporating feedback, drone, plenty of overdrive-laden licks.
Modern Life Is War – Fever Hunting CD/LP (Deathwish Inc.)
Fever Hunting is punk/hardcore band Modern Life is War’s return to form with original lineup of Chris Honeck, Matt Hoffman, Jeffrey Eaton, Tyler Oleson and John Eich in place. A true story of their collective coming of age, the album plays and reads as an open diary of their last five years. Exposing every frayed nerve and internal struggle that it’s creators carried deep within their hearts. Impassioned, embattled, and forever resilient to the world outside.
Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks CD/2xCD/2xLP+CD (Columbia)
Recorded in secret over the last year, Trent Reznor teamed with producers Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder to create the first new music from Nine Inch Nails in five years. Includes lead single “Came Back Haunted.” Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe Edition includes a hard cover book and bonus remix CD.
North Mississippi Allstars – World Boogie Is Coming CD/LP (Songs Of The South)
The seventh studio album from the Americana music luminaries was self-produced at their own Zebra Ranch Studios in Coldwater, MS, aside from a day in the studio with Robert Plant (and his harmonica) at Memphis’ legendary Royal Studios.
Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium CD/2xLP (ATO)
Okkervil River’s seventh album takes place in 1986 in a small town in New Hampshire where Will Sheff grew up. This is a special album for the band as it is Will’s first autobiographical record. It was produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr., John Mellencamp, Cyndi Lauper).
Over The Rhine – Meet Me At The Edge Of The World CD (Great Speckled Dog)
New release from the Southern Ohio-based husband-and-wife team of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Karin Bergquist. The band has again teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry to record timeless and vivid songs with striking harmony vocals. Vinyl version due September 17.
Pepper – Pepper CD (Universal)
Having grown up surfing on the island, it’s not a wonder that Pepper mix their rock ‘shock and ah’ flare, along with their mellow island rhythm roots to create their own truly diverse sound. They have also been known to hypnotize fans of all walks of life with their incredibly sweet harmonies all the while keeping bodies moving on the dance floor.
Pieces Of A Dream – In The Moment CD (Shanachie)
Joined by superstar guitarist Rhon Lawrence and up and coming saxophonist Tony Watson Jr., the group has composed ten brilliant originals that run the gamut from the in the pocket R&B to the kind of sensuous smooth jazz jams that have made them legends.
Potnoy/Sheehan/MacAlpine/Sherinian – Live In Tokyo 2xCD (Eagle Rock)
Live performance from November 14, 2012 at Zepp Tokyo for supergroup PSMS, which features drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs, Transatlantic), bassist Billy Sheehan (Talas, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth), guitarist Tony MacAlpine and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion, Dream Theater, Billy Idol).
Jonathan Rado – Law And Order CD/LP+MP3 (Woodsist)
Jonathan Rado is a songwriter, a staid performer, an evangelical producer; the 23-year-old California native’s solo project, fashioned on brief sabbatical from his main project, Foxygen, is a deliciously self-conscious piece of esoteric apocrypha. Like character games, or symphonies of nonsense imitation-language, his records are cathartic, designed only to liberate the body and break the awkwardness of obsessive, existential silence.
Reckless Kelly – Long Night Moon CD (No Big Deal)
Eighth album from the Austin-based band, and follow-up to 2011’s Grammy-nominated Good Luck & True Love. Vinyl version due September 17.
Ed Roland And The Sweet Tea Project – Devils ‘N Darlins CD (429)
For the past two decades, Atlanta native Ed Roland has been the front man and heart of the platinum-selling rock band Collective Soul.
Stereophonics – Graffiti On The Train CD/LP (Ignition)
Graffiti On A Train is the final piece in the puzzle for a newly refined and cinematic Stereophonics, a band who have already had the Sunday Times Culture calling this album their “least conventional yet,” praising its “newfound lightness of touch.” The album also sees the band collaborate with David Arnold who arranged strings on several tracks.
Rod Stewart – Rarities 2xCD (Mercury)
This brand-new 24-track collection features rare tracks from Stewart’s early solo albums. Included are alternate versions, singles, B-sides, studio outtakes and covers of The Who, Bob Dylan, Goffin/King, Cole Porter, Jimi Hendrix, and more, plus previously unreleased BBC Radio One live performances of “Maggie May” and “Country Comfort” with Faces.
TV Ghost – Disconnect CD (In The Red)
TV Ghost’s third full-length for In The Red, Disconnect is a journey to the center of dreams. The Lafayette, IN, band displays a newfound maturity, incorporating churning rhythms and psychedelic drone into a lush torrent of gaseous keys, sprawling guitars and eerie melody. Think Porcupine-era Echo And The Bunnymen and Tago Mago-era Can run through a Cure Pornography blender. Vinyl version due October 1.
Turisas – Turisas13 CD (Century Media)
Fourth album from the Finnish folk/battle metal band.
Twiztid – A New Nightmare CD (139th Broadway)
A New Nightmare” is the first album released by horrorcore/hip-hop group Twiztid since leaving Psychopathic Records in December 2012. Guests include members of Mayday, Rehab, Kottonmouth Kings, Swollen Members, and others.
Vasaeleth – All Uproarious Darkness CD (Profound Lore)
Raw, dark, murky and atmospheric, the duo’s trademark style is that of true death manifested—a reaction against the clean and polished sound that passes for death metal of today.
Vista Chino – Peace CD/2xLP (Napalm)
Kyuss, the band that originated the stoner/desert rock genre and spawned the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age, Mondo Generator, Unida, Slo Burn and Brant Bjork & Operators has birthed another project from founding members Brant Bjork and John Garcia… say hello to Vista Chino. Vinyl version includes two bonus tracks.
Volcano Choir – Repave CD/LP (Jagjaguwar)
The glitch-laden, cautious presentation of the band’s previous work serves as points of both reference and departure across these eight songs, the product of growing conviction and trust, of a fully-operational rock band, gifted in shading and nuance, and rumbling with power. Features Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) on vocals.
Chelsea Wolfe – Pain Is Beauty CD/2xLP+MP3 (Sargent House)
Navigating the landscape of contemporary alternative music can be an exercise in redundancy; true visionaries and boundary-pushers are few and far between. Enter Chelsea Wolfe. To simply call Wolfe unique would be an understatement. Even among her peers in the so-called “drone-metal-art-folk” scene she’s an icon, a stand-alone singer/songwriter whose fully formed aesthetic and haunting timelessness appear almost without effort.
Richard Youngs – Summer Through My Mind CD/LP (Ba Da Bing!)
For Summer Through My Mind, Youngs pushes himself into a challenging new sphere yet again. A renowned musician with over 40 albums to his name, he goes somewhere he never has before—to the heart of American music. Summer Through My Mind is a country music album, warped through Youngs’s ambidextral mind.
DVD + Blu-ray:
The Troggs – Golden Hits Collection DVD (IMV Blueline)
Hit compilation featuring “Wild Thing,” “Love Is All Around,” “With A Girl Like You,” and many more. 41 minutes.
Annihilator –LP (UDR)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 14th studio album from the Canadian metal legends.
Dead Air – Dead Air LP (Load)
Dead Air is essential hard rock for creepy people in the food court. The trio brings to mind pill poppers and school skippers like the U-Men or the Cherubs in attack with an additional double helix sniff. Six tracks straight from the main vein of a grease clogged heart.
Destruction Unit – Deep Trip LP (Sacred Bones)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Destruction Unit is an American band formed in the Sonoran desert of Arizona. Formed by Ryan Rousseau, D. Unit was initially a synth-heavy three piece whose other members were Jay Reatard and Alicja Trout (Lost Sounds); likewise Rousseau was also in the Reatards before Jay went solo. Morphine boogie for the 21st century noise addict. Aggressive psychedelic sprawl at its finest.
The Victor Dimisich Band – The Victor Dimisich Band [Reissue/1983] LP (Siltbreeze)
Siltbreeze is proud to announce the long-awaited vinyl retrospective of perhaps the most elusive of all Christchurch ensembles, The Victor Dimisich Band. Originally released in 1983 on Flying Nun in a minuscule edition, the band’s lone self-titled 12-inch has become a cult classic more sought-after than owned. With a unique sound that fused an almost gothic styling with warbly desert psych à la 13th Floor Elevators, The Victor Dimisich Band created its own genre, one that still has not been been aptly codified to date.
Ensemble Economique – Vastness Is Bearable Only Through Love LP (Shelter Press)
“A soft cacophony of clatter and crunch, chug and churn, a strangely haunting, and sorta noisy, almost industrial creepscape, that sounds like some weird hybrid of Wolf Eyes, Philip Jeck and Umberto, performed by some strange robotic minimalist chamber ensemble.” — Aquarius
Terence Hannum – Spectral Life LP (Shelter Press)
Meditative and sonic cathartic noise torrents from 1/3rd of avant drone metal outfit Locrian.
Jawbox – Grippe [Reissue/1990] LP+MP3 (Dischord)
Vinyl reissue of Jawbox’s debut album, expanded with five bonus tracks.
Kaboom Karavan – Short Walk With Olaf  LP+MP3 (Miasmah)
Mixing influences from the electronica and ambient scene with Americana, freak folk, and avant-garde jazz to name but a few, Short Walk With Olaf is first of all an incredibly beautiful and mystical piece of work that should fall in taste with everyone interested in film music, travels, small villages and deserted places.
Nirvana – Unplugged In NYC  LP (Geffen)
Recorded in November 1993, less than six months before singer Kurt Cobain killed himself, Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged is a watershed document that presents a band at the peak of its powers.
Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Atlantic)
High quality vinyl repress of Biggie’s 1994 debut.
Pelican – Deny The Absolute b/w The Truce 7” (The Mylene Sheath)
Two brand new songs from the instru-metal, post-everything pioneers.
Cyrus Pireh & Honduras – Cyrus Pireh & Honduras LP (Shinkoko)
Born in Buenos Aires in 2005, Honduras accompany Cyrus Pireh on this limitied vinyl release with a strictly improvised repertoire, to spread a message and a warning: Hone your ears. Practice listening to static. Reconnect your old over-air TV antennae. Play the runout groove of this record for five hours. The language being now created to scream at the void we have been running from for centuries: the void within. Red vinyl.
Raspberry Bulbs – Deformed Worship LP (Blackest Ever Black)
Stomping, vicious and unrelenting, Raspberry Bulbs defy the constraints of classification but are often mistakenly labeled as a black metal band.
RZA & Yoko Ono – Greenfield Morning 10” (Chimera Music)
Limited edition one-track 10” vinyl release with an etching from Yoko Ono on the flip side. RZA of Wu-Tang Clan performs “Greenfield Morning/Seed Of Joy/Life Is A Struggle” with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band in Los Angeles, 2010. All proceeds benefit The Children’s Literacy Society.
Scud Mountain Boys – Do You Love The Sun CD (American Dust)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Scud Mountain Boys’ first album in 17 years features Joe Pernice’s inimitable marriage of exquisitely graceful vocals and a resigned tone that the NME (in a 9 out of 10 Massachusetts review) once described as “the golden voice of damaged, regret oozing from every word like wounded honey… rendering glorious the utter inevitability of failure.” Though the band was initially lumped in with the alt-country scene helmed by Son Volt, Wilco, and the hordes of other disciples of Hank Williams, the Scud Mountain Boys have always taken their inspiration as much from hooky ’70s AM pop as from the dirty country road of Johnny Cash.
Laura Veirs – Warp & Weft LP (Raven Marching Band)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Veirs’ ninth full-length album is beautiful, lush and at times deeply dark.
Watain – Wild Hunt LP (Century Media)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fifth album from the Swedish black metal band.
White Poppy – White Poppy LP (Not Not Fun)
White Poppy, the “experimental therapeutic pop” project from British Columbian inner-peacenik Crystal Dorval, has been evolving fresh forms for a couple years now. Last winter, packing a satchel full of four-track tapes, she ventured out from her bedroom haven and boarded a boat across the Strait Of Georgia to the town of Ladysmith, on Vancouver Island, to The Noise Floor Recording Studio, to mastermind and mix the ten deluxe, delirious dream-gaze gems comprising her self-titled full-length debut.
The White Strips – Elephant [Reissue/2003] 2xLP+MP3 (Third Man)
Double-LP reissue on black vinyl with download code, packaged in a tip-on double gatefold jacket.
Whore Paint – Swallow My Bones LP (Load)
Throwing off some fierce attitude, this three piece hit the ground running wherein wiry blank wave guitars pin down primal drum thud, aggressive howls and velvety croons. They don’t hide their politics (they do have a feminist manifesto), though we’d be remiss if we didn’t inform you that their hearts flow with 100% molten ROCK, evoking such luminaries as the Jesus Lizard, Teenage Jesus & The Jerks and The Wipers. Vinyl-only.
Work/Death – Phone About To Ring LP (Type)
Work/Death is something of the noise musician’s noise musician. Two effortlessly gloomy passages of sludgy, ominous noise, both fresh and deeply complex. The most startling aspect of Phone About to Ring is Scott Reber’s ability to inject harmony into his stark, low-end rumbles and piercing cacophony. Comparable to Tim Hecker or even Thomas Köner at times.
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