CDs + Vinyl:
Altarage – Endinghent CD/LP (Season Of Mist)
“Black and dissonant death metal fury that immediately evokes a plethora of sinister images in the brain.”
All Out War – Give Us Extinction CD/LP (Organized Crime)
The NYHC hardcore band’s first proper full length is seven years. Give Us Extinction continues in the assault, but strives to unleash even more pummeling brutality.
Antisect – The Rising Of The Lights CD/LP (Rise Above)
32 years on from the release of Antisect’s brutally prescient Out From The Void 7”, a revitalized Antisect is reborn in flames of glory on their brand new full-length LP, The Rising Of The Lights: a startling and absorbing return to action from a band whose inner flame has never stopped blazing. With scabrous, mantra-like grooves and numerous moments of refined but unsettling electronic ambience, songs like epic opener “Spirit–Level” and the monstrous, pitch-black “Welcome To The New Dark Ages” acknowledge both past and present, reveling in the enlightening power of untamed noise. Meanwhile, the sharp and punchy “Something To Hate” is simply a newly-minted hardcore punk anthem, replete with raging refrain and a pulsating Motör-heart. This is punk rock and heavy metal enjoying a new form of intuitive symbiosis: angry, dark music conjured from the ether for the heaviest of times. [Kunuted colored vinyl pressing also available.]
Fred Astaire – The Astaire Story 2xCD (Verve)
This is a reissue of a famous package starring Fred Astaire, a revered film actor/dancer, and Oscar Peterson, one of the top jazz pianists of the era. Astaire sings most of the songs that made him famous on stage & screen in the 1930s and 1940s. The program is presented as a soundtrack, with an Overture, Intermission, and an Exit Music. Additionally, there is a bonus track, an alternate version of “I Won’t Dance,” one of Astaire’s trademark numbers, recorded with Peterson three years later.
Courtney Barnett / Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice CD/LP+MP3 (Matador)
Lotta Sea Lice is a conversation between friends Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, documented in raw, unvarnished song, brimming with personal history, crackling with energy and shot through with humor. What started as a loose plan to record a couple songs with no plans for release, turned into this full-length – “because the vibe was so strong,” says Vile.
Mike Barnett – Portraits In Fiddles CD (Compass)
Though he’s a Nashville native who became a professional player at a young age as part of Jesse McReynolds’ band, Mike Barnett can still be considered another breakout talent from the Boston roots music scene that produced the likes of Lake Street Dive, Crooked Still and The Deadly Gentlemen, a newgrass outfit where he held fiddle duties from 2011 to 2014.
Barr Brothers – Queens Of The Breakers CD (Secret City)
A collection of 11 hypnotically fluid songs that speak to the raw, elemental power of reflection, forgiveness, loss, and growing up. The record finds the band, featuring brothers Brad (guitar) and Andrew Barr (drums), and Sarah Page (harp), further on their thrilling path of exploring the outer limits of folk, blues, rock and Americana made north of the American border.
Beck – Colors CD/LP/2xLP (Capitol)
The last time the mass public got a glimpse of Beck, it was at the end of the 2015 Grammy Awards, when Prince was handing him an Album of the Year award for his meditative, mostly acoustic album Morning Phase. Few people knew, but at that time the artist was already two years into work on the follow-up which has taken two more years to complete. Possibly the most aptly titled work in Beck’s storied discography, Colors unfolds in an intoxicating rainbow of auditory tricks and treats, making it a summery smash for the fall season. In addition to the captivating piano-driven “Dear Life,” Colors includes both Beck singles that preceded it: a new mix of the psych-dance summer jam “Dreams” that NPR hailed as “urgently contemporary and irresistibly vintage” and the retro-futuristic earworm “Wow” that had Stereogum praising its “big, sweet incandescent hook” and Esquire rejoicing, “All hail the return of Party Beck.” [Multiple vinyl editions available: Standard black, indie store exclusive single-disc yellow, single-disc red, and deluxe red colored 180gm 45rpm with customizable cover, transparency prints and a 24-page lyrics art book.]
Barney Bentall – The Drifter & The Preacher CD/LP (True North)
After a five-year recording hiatus, Juno Award winner Barney Bentall returns with his 10th album.
Anouar Brahem – Blue Maqams CD (ECM)
Recorded in New Yorks Avatar Studios in May 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher, Blue Maqams brings the Tunisian oud master together with three brilliant improvisers: Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, and British pianist Django Bates. [Vinyl edition due November 17.]
Cadaveric Incubator – Sermons Of The Devouring Dead CD (Hell’s Headbangers)
Debut album of Finland’s grimy death core trio – a dozen tracks of utterly ugly and morally bereft death metal insanity.
Camille – Ouï CD (Nonesuch)
Recorded over a year in La Chartreuse, a 14th-century monastery-turned-artist’s residence in Avignon, OUÏ features folk music, hymns, ballads, pop, lullabies, and a cappella, with Camille on all vocal parts and all but one song in French.
Daniel Cavanagh – Monochrome CD/2xLP (Kscope)
Riding the waves of his success with Anathema’s latest album The Optimist, the band’s driving force, Daniel Cavanagh releases his new solo album.
Coma Cluster Void – Thoughts From A Stone CD/LP (Translation Loss)
Newest opus from the multi-national technical death metal act.
William Patrick Corgan – Ogilala CD/LP+MP3 (Martha’s Music/BMG Rights Management)
As the founding member of The Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan has created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in music history, selling in excess of 30 million albums and winning multiple Grammy Awards in the process. For his newest solo opus Ogilala, he teamed up with legendary producer Rick Rubin to make his most intimate body of work to date. “For as long as I can remember the delineation point between songs I wrote for myself and songs I’d pen for whatever band was something I couldn’t explain,” Corgan says. “And it remains so, for they all feel quite personal to me, no matter their time or era. The lone difference on songs for Ogilala is that they seemed to want little in the way of adornment. Having written the songs for voice and guitar, I put myself in Rick’s hands to take the music wherever he’d like. Normally I would have done more, and tinkered more on production, but rather Rick put the onus on me to deliver at a molecular level via live takes. The rest was simply a reaction.” [Limited edition pink colored vinyl pressing in a gatefold sleeve also available.]
Joshua Davis – The Way Back Home CD/LP (Soundly Music, LLC)
Produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, tried and true Michigan musician Joshua Davis’ new album is his first since his 2015 appearances as a Top 3 finalist on NBC’s The Voice (Season 8). The 11 original Americana songs featured on The Way Back Home reflect an honest, hardworking family man scribing scenes of the cycle of life through dark, broken, hopeful, and triumphant times.
Death Yell – Descent Into Hell CD/LP (Hell’s Headbangers)
Long-awaited debut of South American legends Death Yell. The band had a very short but intense life in the late-80s until they abruptly split up in 1991. Descent Into Hell not only sounds like its title, it sounds like the fiery, furious work of men half their age. Maintaining that surging, sulfurous sound of their early years but emboldened by a maturity that never threatens to dilute their maniacal rage, Death Yell hit a fever pitch early on this 10-track set and never let up.
Jessie James Decker – Southern Girl City Lights CD (Epic)
Sophomore studio album from the country pop artist and reality television personality.
Russell Dickerson – Yours CD (Triple Tigers)
Debut album from the country music singer/songwriter.
Dirty Heads – Swim Team CD (Five Seven Music)
Fifth album from the SoCal music makers – 11 tracks that move between pop, alternative,
Hip-hop, reggae, and rock.
Electric Six – How Dare You? CD (Metropolis)
Fifteen years into their career, the band that doesn’t quick offer their thirteenth album.
Enslaved – E CD/2xLP/Cassette (Nuclear Blast)
Norway’s iconic Enslaved reign supreme as one of the most dependable components in extreme metals indestructible backbone. An album full of revelatory moments, spine-tingling dynamics and exquisite but alien atmospheres, E showcases a refreshed Enslaved line-up via songs that take the band into unprecedented territory. [Along with standard black, there are at least three colored vinyl pressings of this album available: blood-red and white splatter, bronze, and grey.]
Exhumed – Death Revenge CD/LP (Relapse)
San Jose’s Exhumed have blazed a path for modern-sensible old-school death metal since the band’s 1991 formation, when founder and sole remaining member Matt Harvey was a tender 15 years old. Now over 25 years later, Exhumed return with their sixth full-length and tread into ambitious new territory with their first concept album. Lock the mausoleum doors and chain up the cemetery gates, Death Revenge is a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. It takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery. Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Hate Eternal, Gruesome), Death Revenge takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths.
Neil Finn – Out Of Silence CD (Lester Records Ltd./Kobalt)
“The multi-talented Crowded House frontman can make the most sophisticated pop music sound like the easiest thing in the world. Perhaps the first thing the listener needs to do with Out Of Silence is forget about the circumstances in which it was created. For four consecutive Fridays in August, Neil Finn has live-streamed the making of his fourth solo album via his Facebook page, releasing the singles ‘More Than One Of You’ and ‘Second Nature’ on the 11th and 18th respectively. The recording was completed in a final four-hour session on the 25th. Clearly, this approach excited Finn and his fans. But when the process is forgotten, all that is left behind is the music itself: piano-based orchestral pop, with a minimum of drums and percussion. The album is compact at 35 minutes, and complex in its instrumentation and arrangements, scored by composer Victoria Kelly. It is beautiful on the surface and yet seemingly bottomless: these songs are too subtle and densely textured to take in all at once. Piece by piece, Neil Finn’s Out Of Silence comes together in simplistic beauty.” [Vinyl edition due November 3.]
Fozzy – Judas CD (Century Media)
Fozzy has always been about one thing: bringing good times back to rock & roll. Judas is their seventh album. [Vinyl edition due November 3.]
Front Bottoms – Going Grey CD/LP (Fueled By Ramen)
Going Grey finds The Front Bottoms embracing the impermanence of life and finding flexibility in the face of change. Having relocated band headquarters to the coastal New Jersey community of Asbury Park during the demoing stages of the album, Going Grey sees the band acknowledging the nostalgia of simpler times with admiration while welcoming the inevitable unknowns of life. The first single off the album is “Faded,” a catchy track that manages to mix classic Front Bottoms lyrics with a more polished, modern production style. “The Front Bottoms unique lyricism, vocal techniques and instrumental variety invite a diverse array of listeners to delve into their own world. The poetic and obscure lyrics in each song appeal to a broad audience as they tackle issues relevant in everyday life that most people are incapable of articulating.” – The Guilfordian
Gloam – Death Is The Beginning CD/LP (Blood Harvest)
Epic, doom-drenched black metal.
Godsticks – Faced With Rage CD/2xLP (Kscope)
The Cardiff based four-piece, having already been hailed by the UK’s Metal Hammer magazine as “one of the UK’s most idiosyncratic rock bands,” deliver on their promise to be just as heavy as their self-released 2015 album Emergence, but this time with a darker feel and more industrial sound.
Jackie Greene – The Modern Lives – Vol. 1 CD (Blue Rose/The End)
Hailed as “the Prince of Americana” by the New York Times, Greene has always had a knack for capturing the human experience in all its messy, emotional complexity, and on his new EP, The Modern Lives – Vol. 1, he draws inspiration from some of the great social paradoxes of our 21st century world: that the technology designed to simplify our lives can actually complicate them in ways we’d never imagined, that the most crowded cities can actually be the loneliest places to live, that the constructs meant to connect us to each other can actually leave us feeling more isolated than ever. While Greene’s songwriting chops were more than enough to place him in a league of his own (NPR’s World Café raved that his “sound seems at once achingly intimate, surprisingly energetic and unburdened by adherence to genre”), Greene also emerged as a singular singer and guitarist, prompting Rolling Stone to praise his “honeyed tenor” and name him among “the most notable guitarists from the next generation of six-string legends.”
Gruntruck – Gruntruck CD/LP (Found Recordings)
A lost album recorded in the ’90s by the original members of the alt-metal/grunge band, produced by Jack Endino.
Hades Archer – Temple Of The Impure CD (Hell’s Headbangers)
South American two man project of black/death metal.
John Lee Hooker – The Best Of Friends [Reissue/1998] CD (Craft Recordings)
True to its name, The Best Of Friends highlights John Lee Hooker’s superstar duets, recorded throughout his comeback years of the ‘80s and ‘90s. 14 performances featuring Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Ike Turner, Ry Cooder and Ben Harper, among others.
Iron Chic – You Can’t Stay Here CD/LP (SideOneDummy)
While the more obvious side of punk rock tends to be its discontent, New York’s Iron Chic use their melodic punk to evoke the genre’s sense of community and oneness unlike any other. Formed in 2008, the band cultivated a driving and infectious sound packed with so many singalong choruses and who-oh-ohs that it’s hard not to want to dive in and be a part of the action.
King Krule – The Ooz CD/LP (True Panther Sounds)
Second full-length album from London-born 22 year-old polymath King Krule, aka Archy Marshall. The sprawling 19-song epic follows his 2013 debut 6 Feet Beneath The Moon.
KJ – Spells CD (Lost Tribe Sound)
On his sophomore record Spells, KJ throws diaphanous sounds into the wind, where they’re blown towards the violet isolation of the Southwest. We glide through expanses of country too big to name, where the sun might not set and stray thoughts press up against the horizon like cattle. These songs trace the topography of dry riverbeds and the highway’s speechless curve. They condense out of a bright morning and expand into empty air. Shapes emerge from shadow until they don’t. Voices hunt for mouths that gave them away. Lassos spin too wide. Fences collapse and dust doesn’t settle. Landscapes escape their maps. This is a record about America appearing almost as quickly as it dissolves.
Knuckle Puck – Shapeshifter CD/LP (Rise)
Shapeshifter is the sound of the Chicago-based pop-punk band taking their best qualities and honing them to make them even sharper. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]
Ryan Koenig – Two Different Worlds CD/LP (Big Muddy)
To say that Ryan Koenig loves country music is not enough. Whether he is on the road with his full-time gig as a multi-instrumentalist with Pokey LaFarge or at home inside western themed trinket-covered walls of his St. Louis bungalow, you will most likely find him affectionately immersed in the genre’s fashion, history, and culture. Koenig’s debut album, Two Different Worlds, is an expression of his love of country music as well as a reflection of the deep understanding and appreciation he has for even the smallest piece of the country music puzzle.
The Lillingtons – Stella Sapiente CD/LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
It’s been over a decade since The Lillingtons released a full-length album. Their songs are pulpy vignettes steeped in intrigue, unraveling mysteries, conspiracies, and cloak-and-dagger operations while bashing through buzzy, pop-focused punk songs.
Lydia Loveless – Boy Crazy And Single(s) CD/LP+MP3 (Bloodshot)
New collection from Lydia Loveless containing her summery five-song EP Boy Crazy plus six non-album singles and B-sides, including original songs in addition to inventive and bare-bones covers of Prince, Elvis Costello, and Kesha. The recordings span from 2012 to 2015 and are appearing on a full-length release for the first time. Lydia Loveless is an alternative country singer/songwriter from Columbus, Ohio. Her music combines pop music, classic country, honky tonk, and punk rock. [Limited 180gm yellow colored vinyl pressing also available.]
The Luxembourg Signal – Blue Field CD/LP (Shelflife)
For their new LP, The Luxembourg Signal returned to the studio with engineer Mark Rains and produced an album that reveals a bolder, more developed sound with a darker undertone than their 2014 debut album. The album’s first single “Laura Palmer,” released on 7″ in June, earned immediate admiration from fans across the globe. The new LP also features special guest vocals from Bobby Wratten (Field Mice, Trembling Blue Stars) on the reflective track “Fall Feeling.”
Gucci Mane – Mr. Davis CD (Atlantic)
Mr. Davis is the eleventh album from the Atlanta-based rapper and trap pioneer, released four months after his last album, DropTopWop. Guest appearances include Migos (on lead single “I Get The Bag”), Slim Jxmmi, Young Dolph, The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, Big Sean, Monica, ScHoolboy Q, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, and Rico Love. Often referred to as Guwop by his fans, Mane is the originator of trap-music, a gritty subgenre of hip hop heavily influenced by drug culture in the south. Drug dealers have long referred to the house or apartment in which they operate out of as the “trap,” but it was Mane who brought the idea of a trap house to the mainstream.
Marillion – Living in F E A R CDEP/12” (earMUSIC)
Living In F E A R comes in a limited CD digipak as well as in a limited and numbered 12” vinyl edition, carrying three additional unreleased live songs.
Melkbelly – Nothing Valley CD/LP+MP3 (Wax Nine)
If Nothing Valley were a real place, it’d be mossy, verdant, and a little bit strange. Melkbelly, formed by vets of Chicago’s experimental and DIY scene champions, organized noise and thoughtful freneticism on its debut full-length, Nothing Valley, fusing dreamy vocal lines and cantankerous guitar racket. Its songs clang and bang in stripped-down production that highlights the band’s sharp edges; multi-faceted slabs of sound serve harmonious, immediate songs. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the band members’ tastes run obscure – The Hecks, Lightning Bolt, jazz drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and “bands and musicians that draw on a sense of adventure.” Nothing Valley breezes gust fresh and forcefully. [Limited edition orange colored vinyl pressing also available.]
The Moms – Doing Asbestos We Can CD/LP/Cassette (None)
Old school rock and roll, punk rock rave ups, emotional power ballads— it all here.
Moneybagg Yo – Federal 3X CD (Interscope)
New album from the Memphis rapper.
Montrose – Montrose [Reissue/1974] 2xCD/2xLP (WB)
Montrose – Paper Money [Reissue/1974] 2xCD2xLP (WB)
Digitally remastered and expanded editions featuring previously unreleased bonus tracks.
Mork – Eremittens Dal CD/LP (Peaceville)
Primarily inspired by the works of Darkthrone and Burzum, Mork’s third album stands as a tribute to the spirit of old-school Norwegian black metal.
MyChildren MyBride – Vicious World CD (E1)
MyChildren MyBride dabble in everything grunge, EDM, hip-hop, mainstream metal, and hard rock, cannibalizing the brightest spots of the seemingly contrasting genres, warping them, twisting them, and creating something inventive and fresh within their sound.
No Warning – Torture Culture CD/LP (Last Gang)
No Warning is confrontational, uncompromising, and unapologetic, like the best in hardcore, metal, crossover, and thrash before them, all of which are elements that find their way into their too short but massively important discography. The new album is grimy, pulverizing, and antagonistic street punk in a mind-meld with menacing metalcore, comprised of towering riffage, blistering solos, and raw vocals.
Dolly Parton – I Believe In You CD (RCA)
Dolly’s first children’s album. All proceeds benefit the Imagination Library, Parton’s charity that promotes children’s literacy and a love of reading.
Carly Pearce – Every Little Thing CD (Big Machine)
Debut album from the country music artist. Includes the singles “Dare Ya”, “If My Name Was Whiskey” and “Every Little Thing”.
Pia Fraus – Field Ceremony CD/LP (Shelflife)
New album from the Estonian dream-pop/shoegaze band.
Pink – Beautiful Trauma CD/2xLP (RCA)
Seventh studio album from the pop vocalist. Includes the single “What About Us”.
Robert Plant – Carry Fire CD/2xLP (Nonesuch)
Carry Fire is Robert Plant’s eleventh solo album and first full-length since 2014’s acclaimed Lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar. As with Lullaby, Plant is accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters: John Baggott on keyboards, moog, loops, percussion, drums, brass arrangement, t’bal, snare drum, slide guitar, piano, electric piano, bendir; Justin Adams on guitar, acoustic guitar, oud, E-bow quartet, percussion, snare drum, tambourine; Dave Smith on bendir, tambourine, djembe, drum kit; and Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson on dobro, guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, twelve-string. Plant and the Space Shifters are also joined on Carry Fire by a number of special guests. Chrissie Hynde joins Plant on the duet “Bluebirds Over The Mountain” (written by rockabilly legend Ersel Hickey and later recorded by both Richie Valens and The Beach Boys). And Albanian cellist Redi Hasa performs on three tracks, as does the celebrated Seth Lakeman on viola and fiddle.
The Pretty Things – Greatest Hits CD/2xLP (Madfish)
25 of the best tracks from one of England’s dirtiest, loudest, most controversial and influential bands. The Pretty Things’ songwriting prowess is best highlighted when, after their brief fling with minor R&B hits alongside such bands as The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Yardbirds and Manfred Mann, they hit the ground running with music that fuelled the “Swinging Sixties” and Mod Culture in the late 60s. The shift to Psychedelic Rock saw The Pretty Things ensconced in Abbey Road studios, alongside The Beatles and Pink Floyd, to record the world’s first rock opera – S.F. Sorrow spearheading the London psychedelic revolution alongside a new completely breed of acts, like The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Jimi Hendrix and the aforementioned Pink Floyd Although this Greatest Hits album has few charted songs, it is a truly meaningful historical document of the greatest band with the fewest hits, but with the best music.
The Radio Dept. – Teach Me To Forget CDEP/12” (Labrador)
The Radio Dept. return with their first new material since 2016’s album Running Out Of Love. The six-track EP includes two brand new songs, three remixes and the band’s new take on the title track.
Max Richter – Black Mirror: Nosedive [Score] CD (Deutsche Grammophon)
Richter’s powerfully emotional score mirrors the film’s bleak but dream-like quality, where anxiety lurks constantly beneath the surface, underlining the mood of what is, essentially, a tragi-comedy. [Vinyl edition due November 3.]
The Rural Alberta Advantage – The Wild CD/LP (Paper Bag/Saddle Creek)
“The Rural Alberta Advantage has been wailing out heart-on-your-sleeve indie rock for 10 years, leading sing-alongs and cathartic dance parties alongside three full-length album releases. But on The Wild, the Toronto-based band’s fourth full-length, there’s been a big change: in fall 2016, it announced that longtime bandmate Amy Cole had left, with keyboardist/singer Robin Hatch joining to complete the trio. While Hatch has done small tours with the band since summer 2016, this album is her first recording with her new bandmates. The Wild is what fans have been waiting for: at times a foot-stomping shout-along (‘Brother’), at others hushed and nostalgic (‘Letting Go’); you can hear the heart of Rural Alberta Advantage beating amidst its changes — ones within the band, and the ones that simply come with getting older.” – CBC Music
Morgan Saint – 17 Hero CDEP/12” (Epic)
“It feels like magic. One listen to Morgan Saint’s warm delivery, dreamy instrumentation, and lush lyrical poetry, and you’re somewhere else. Opening up that world, the New York songstress releases her debut EP, 17 Hero. With each track penned by Saint, 17 Hero stirs majestic alternative and intimate indie into an artistic and anthemic pop pastiche. The shimmering ‘80s synths and fingersnaps of ‘Just Friends’ bristle as she coyly asks, ‘Why don’t we makeout?’ Elsewhere, ‘For God’s Sake’ builds from a hushed verse into a soaring refrain, and the buzzing intro of ‘New Regime’ hinges on buzzing tones and a handclap as she carries an angelic refrain to the heavens and back. It’s ‘Moody Pop,’ as she so eloquently describes.” – Broadway World
Samael – Hegemony CD/2xLP (Napalm)
The Swiss black metal pioneers return with their eleventh record.
The Selecter – Daylight CD/LP (DMF Music)
New studio album from the ska/2-Tone legends.
Sepultura – Chaos A.D. [Reissue/1993] 2xCD/2xLP (Atlantic)
Expanded and remastered version of Sepultura’s 1993 album featuring 17 bonus tracks. Among the highlights are a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Symptom Of The Universe” that was originally issued as a B-side, plus nine scorching live versions of album tracks like “Territory” and “Biotech Is Godzilla.” Also featured are several unreleased instrumental tracks that the band used during rehearsals for “Clenched Fist” and “Propaganda.”
Sisters – Wait Don’t Wait CD/LP+MP3 (Tender Loving Empire)
Joy as an act of revolutionary defiance in the face of oppression is the name of their game, and it sounds too damn good to ignore on this pop record full of bangers that demand repeat listens.
Snapped Ankles – Come Play The Trees CD/LP (Leaf)
Debut album of woodland agitators. Log synths, bass guitar and sticks on taut animal-skin form fearsome primal rhythms. Fuzz guitars rub up against dirty, rolling, arpeggiated synthesizers to ignite wild white-noise fires.Forest folklore passed down through generations has made its way onto these tracks. Subjects veer from dystopian futures to Swedish flat-pack furniture, from the films of Jean-Luc Godard and Andrei Tarkovsky to throwaway YouTube comments. High art and cultural detritus are all fair game-a brave new world indeed.
Soraia – Dead Reckoning CD/LP/2xLP (Wicked Cool)
Over the course of relentless touring and four albums, one EP and countless singles, the Philadelphia band has honed their garage-rock songwriting and magnetic live show while building an intensely dedicated fan base across the country. In their raw songwriting and passionate relationships with their fans, Soraia – whose name means “bright guiding star” in Arabic – strive to set an example of how personal struggles can be overcome to inspire life-changing art. Fist single “Quicksand” (channels this resonant message of empowerment and healing by way of rolling guitars and lead singer ZouZou Mansour‘s captivating howl, while the lyrics address themes of overcoming obstacles from addiction and domestic violence to internal battles of narcissism and destructive self-talk. The album title itself references the nautical process of calculating one’s current position based off of previous locations and experiences, encapsulating Soraia‘s desire to process pain and struggle into growth and healing. Soraia‘s energetic, intoxicating live shows are their calling card, showcasing an infectiously defiant intensity – ZouZou Mansour has been referred to as “a true mix of Iggy Pop and Joan Jett” onstage.
Soundtrack – Halloween Pussytrap! Kill Kill! CD (Cleopatra)
Original soundtrack. Saw meets Green Room in the terrifying new indie horror flick. Features the music of Jyrki 69, Ministry, Descartes A Kant, Egrets On Ergot, The Anix, Inhalt, Grypt and others.
Stars – There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light CD/2xLP (Last Gang)
Stars have made their career telling the tales we keep in the darkest and most hopeful parts of our souls. Delivering the hard and soft edges of life and love, their Peter Katis-produced new album There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light is ushered in by lead tracks “Privilege” and “We Called It Love.” From the reflective beauty of Amy Millan’s vocal in “Privilege,” “never got what you want, never got it,” to Torquil Campbell’s contemplative and contrary, “I don’t believe that people change…but I’ve changed” on “We Called It Love,” Stars comfort and reassure us that within the experience of failure and f**king up is the path to a life well lived.
Stick To Your Guns – True View CD/LP (Pure Noise)
Sixth full-length album from the Orange County, CA hardcore punk band.
St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION CD/LP Loma Vista)
Themes of power and sex, imperiled relationships and death slice through St. Vincent aka Annie Clark’s highly anticipated new album MASSEDUCTION, the enigmatic artist’s first since her Grammy-nominated self-titled 2014 effort. The 13 tracks swirl with guitar and piano, synths and strings, and drum beats that punch with purpose. The album was co-produced by St. Vincent and Jack Antonoff at Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan, with additional recording at Rough Consumer Studio in Brooklyn, and Compound Fracture in Los Angeles. MASSEDUCTION is the culmination of years of writing, with songs crafted from voice memos, text messages, and snippets of melodies that came to Clark while traveling the globe. Special guests on the album include Thomas Bartlett on piano, Kamasi Washington on saxophone, Jenny Lewis on vocals, and beat production from Sounwave. Greg Leisz and Rich Hinman add pedal steel, and Tuck and Patti Andress contribute guitar and vocals respectively on select tracks. [Two limited vinyl pressings are available: single-disc pink and a Deluxe pink vinyl edition with translucent PVC sleeves, 24″ x 24″ foldout poster, sticker sheet and 28-page booklet.]
Tech N9ne Collabos – Strange Reign CD/2xCD (Strange Music)
Newest installment in the popular Tech N9ne Collabos series. Includes Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Rittz, Stevie Stone, ¡Mayday!, Ces Cru, MURS, Mackenzie Nicole, Above Waves, JL, Darrein Safron, and Prozak. [Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a five-track remix CDEP.
Alexandre Tharaud – Hommage à Barbara 2xCD (WB)
For this double album, pianist Alexandre Tharaud invited a spectacular array of guest performers to join him in paying tribute to the singer-songwriter Barbara, who died 20 years ago, in November 1997. She shares a place of honor in French song with two other ‘B’s’, Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens.
Through The Eyes Of The Dead - Disomus CD/LP (E1)
Revered as one of the groups that pioneered the aggressive and abrasive mixture of death metal and hardcore that permeates the modern heavy music landscape, East Coast-based Through the Eyes Of The Dead triumphantly return their the long-anticipated follow up to 2010’s Skepsis. Disomus is the medical term describing an abnormal fetus with two bodies but one head.
Tomb Mold – The Bottomless Perdition + The Moulting CD (Blood Harvest)
A compilation of the Toronto death metal duo’s first two cassettes, originally self-released last year. [Vinyl edition due November 24.]
Tusks – Dissolve CD/LP (One Little Indian)
With her full-length debut album Dissolve, UK multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and chanteuse Tusks (aka Emily Underhill) builds on her towering musical vision. Created alongside longtime co-producer Brett Cox, her rich visual imagination with its cinematic enormity and resplendent detail is the work of a young artist mastering the nuances of her craft, a journey which began in her early teens. Dissolve is heady and ambitious, not so much the sum of its influences as an outward projection of its creator. It’s the purest distillation of Underhill as a person, and it strikes a uniquely human chord through its melodies, which are at once comfortingly familiar and refreshing.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – Vol 1 CD/LP+MP3 (Rise Above)
Originally released in 2010, Vol 1 is the first efforts of unknown songwriter, Kevin Starrs. Pressed in small numbers for a non-existing fan base, the album took several months to shift all 30 CD-R copies and provided a small platform to fund its follow up, Blood Lust (2011). Recorded on a tight budget of stashed dole money and with little knowledge or regard for conventional recording techniques, the chaotic results speak for themselves; distorted vocals, out of tune harmonies, ragged musicianship and everything pushed to the red. The clatter of mic stands falling over mid performance, the rustling of lyric papers, the missed key changes and flubbed lines. Everything you would want to avoid is here. Self-funded, self-recorded and self-released to a fanfare of silence, Vol 1 is a true D.I.Y. effort from start to finish. In the years following, the album became something of a cult curiosity. Despite the shoddy work of bootleggers and impatient collectors, Starrs refused to re-release the album until he could work on its remix and oversee the mastering. [Limited 180gm purple colored vinyl pressing also available.]
Various Artists – Holidays Rule Volume 2 CD (Capitol)
A joyful and diverse collection of seasonal music featuring an array of convivial contributions from across the musical spectrum. Barns Courtney and Lennon Stella remake “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”; Judah & The Lion reinvents “The Christmas Song”; Albin Lee Meldau delivers a soulful version of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”), reframing songs for the holiday season (The Decemberists cover Big Star’s “Jesus Christ”; Norah Jones covers Horace Silver’s “Peace”; MUNA covers McCartney’s “Pipes Of Peace”), unearthing rarities (Kandace Springs delivers a glistening new version of “(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag”; Rosanne Cash dusts off Louis Jordan’s “May Ev’ry Day Be Christmas”; Lake Street Dive offers up the cheeky novelty song “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas”), and contributing new songs to the seasonal repertoire (Grace Potter’s original song “Christmas Moon”).
Various Artists – Punk Rock Halloween CD (Cleopatra)
A host of veteran punk acts and young up-and-comers offer up this tricky treat of Halloween-themed punk rock songs for the whole dysfunctional family. Includes performances by Reel Big Fish, The Adolescents, Anti-Nowhere League, 999, UK Subs, Dwarves, The Vibrators, Heartbreaker Walter Lure, NY Doll Sylvain Sylvain and more.
The Walking Dead Orchestra – Resurrect CD/LP (Unique Leader)
Second album from the French death metal legion.
The Warlocks – Vevey CD/2xLP (Cleopatra)
First-ever live album from the critical darlings of L.A.’s neo-psych rock scene. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]
White Manna – Bleeding Eyes CD/LP (Agitated)
A potent set of tune-in drop-out heaviness, with fierce rhythmic drive and wah-wahed riffage throughout its eight tracks.
The Who – Tommy Live At Royal Albert Hall 2xCD/3xLP (Eagle Records)
In this 100th show in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust, The Who performed their nearly 50- year-old landmark rock opera Tommy in its entirety along with a second set of seven greatest hits at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall. The Who have toured Tommy before, in 1969, 1989 and again in 2002, but this set includes every track performed live from the 24-track studio album, including the rarity “Welcome.” [Stand-alone DVD and Blu-ray editions also available.]
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Always Foreign LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Recently released on CD – now available on clear vinyl. TWIABP are back and as progressive as always. Vocalist David F Bello says of the record: “When we started writing we were fresh off Trump being elected, so there’s an anger to the album that’s different from what we’ve done in the past. There’s a lot more resistance thinking throughout the songs – not in a way that’s strictly anti-Trump, but also addressing things like white supremacy and controlling elements of the state.” The album’s first single, “Dillon And Her Son” (featuring guest vocals from mewithoutyou’s Aaron Weiss) is “a pepped-up cut which forgoes the sprawl of some of their earlier work for a more immediate quick hit rush” (Stereogum). According to TWIABP’s vocalist/bassist Joshua Cyr, the song speaks out against “getting older and becoming the kind of person who resents younger people for having fun and doing something new.”
Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues CD (E1)
RZA shepherded members of the Wu-Tang Clan for a new LP that was “crafted by” his beat-making associate DJ Mathematics.
DVDs + Blu-ray:
The Who – Tommy Live At Royal Albert Hall DVD/Blu-ray (Eagle Vision)
In this 100th show in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust, The Who performed their nearly 50- year-old landmark rock opera Tommy in its entirety along with a second set of seven greatest hits at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall. The Who have toured Tommy before, in 1969, 1989 and again in 2002, but this set includes every track performed live from the 24-track studio album, including the rarity “Welcome.”
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
Poppy Ackroyd – Escapement [Reissue/2012] LP (One Little Indian/Denovali)
Poppy Ackroyd – Feathers [Reissue/2014] LP (One Little Indian/Denovali)
Poppy Ackroyd is a performer and composer from London who is currently based in Edinburgh. Classically trained on violin and piano, she fell in love with contemporary piano music and with the piano beyond the keys, discovering the world of sound that could be made from other parts of the instrument. Realizing the violin had the same potential, she has spent the last few years composing delicate, intricate, and beautifully atmospheric music by manipulating and multi-tracking sounds from these two instruments. Every sound, with the exception of a few field recordings, is created using either the piano or the violin.
Ala.ni – You & I LP (Missing Piece)
Released last June on CD – now available on vinyl. British-born, Paris-based vocalist Ala.ni defies categorization. Each song on her debut You & I sounds like a forgotten gem – instantly familiar but eerily difficult to pin down – but all of the songs are original, written and produced by the artist as woozy and crepuscular David Lynch-ian miniatures.
August Burns Red – Phantom Anthem 2xLP (Fearless)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. By personally aiming beyond your perceived potential, you can truly grow. That’s been the case every time August Burns Red record an album, and it’s quietly turned the Pennsylvania quintet into a Grammy Award-nominated heavy music torchbearer. When it came time to record their seventh full-length Phantom Anthem with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, the game didn’t change. The musicians put their heads down and rallied around the same shared goal, uncorking a barrage of infectious intensity. The group then proceeded to augment and amplify the touchstones of their signature style and Phantom Anthem is the winning result. The musical equivalent of a clenched fist haymaker, the grooves hit harder, the hooks blaze brighter, and the instrumentation ignites even more intricacy.
Barenaked Ladies – Gordon  2xLP (Rhino)
During the summer of 1992, Barenaked Ladies released their debut, Gordon. The album was widely praised for refreshing, upbeat and fun songs like the hit single, “If I Had $1000000.” This year, the alt-rock classic turns 25 and is available on vinyl for the first time.
Jon Boden – Afterglow LP (Hudson)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut solo album by the former frontman of progressive folk eleven-piece band Bellowhead.
Tim Buckley – Greetings From West Hollywood 2xLP (Manifesto)
New archive live release from the singer-songwriter. In early September 1969 Buckley played five sets over two days at L.A. club The Troubadour, all of which were recorded. These shows featured him at his improvisational best, each performance of every song being different from other performances of the same song. A selection of these recordings was issued in 1994 as Live At The Troubadour 1969. Producers Pat Thomas and Bill Inglot have gone through the remaining recordings and have put together Greetings From West Hollywood which does not duplicate any recordings from the 1994 release.
Tommy Castro And The Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground LP (Alligator)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Castro lets loose on a set of 12 tracks featuring six originals and new versions of songs he learned and played as a young up-and-comer.
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Wind River [OST] LP (Lakeshore)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, Wind River is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death. The film features a sublime original motion picture soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (Hell Or High Water, Lawless, The Assassination Of Jesse James).
Cherry – Dumbness LP (Lame-O)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Cherry is the new bedroom-pop project from Russell Edling, the ex-singer and songwriter of Kite Party.
Guy Clark Jr. – Live North America 2016 2xLP (WB)
Limited double colored vinyl LP pressing. Part of this year’s Ten Bands One Cause pink vinyl campaign in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Gilda’s Club NYC.
Bobby Darin – You’re The Reason I’m Living [Reissue/1963] LP (Capitol)
Vinyl reissue of the 1963 album by Bobby Darin. It contains country and western music and features arrangements by Jimmie Haskell, Shorty Rogers and Gerald Wilson.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper [Reissue/1988] 2xLP+MP3 (Sony Legacy)
Recently reissued on CD – now available on vinyl – the first double album in hip-hop music in its original vinyl incarnation (presented here).
DJ Quik – Quik Is The Name [Reissue/1991] LP+MP3 (Sony Legacy)
Vinyl reissue of the hip-hop artist’s debut album.
E-40 – In A Major Way [Reissue/1995] 2xLP+MP3 (Sony Legacy)
Vinyl reissue of the rapper’s second album.
Echo & The Bunnymen – Greatest Hits Live In London LP (Secret)
Echo & The Bunnymen’s gig at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on November 1, 2005 — now on vinyl.
Flamin’ Groovies – Fantastic Plastic LP (Severn)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. American precursors to punk rock and power pop, The Flamin’ Groovies’ story goes all the way back to 1965, when the band began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco, CA. They released a series of infectious guitar driven rock ‘n’ roll records over the next few decades before disbanding in 1992. However, Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson reunited in 2013 and have been touring for the past four years. Now they return in 2017 with Fantastic Plastic and give everyone another chance at hearing exactly why those in the know consider them one of the greatest rock n’ roll bands of all-time. Produced by Jordan and Joel Jaffe (who also contributes guitar) and featuring original bassist George Alexander and latter-day drummer Victor Penalosa, Fantastic Plastic unleashes 10 new original tunes penned by Jordan and Wilson as well as covers of the Beau Brummels’ “Don’t Talk To Strangers” and NRBQ’s “I Want You Bad.”
4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More! [Reissue/1992] LP (Interscope)
Originally released in 1992 and celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, Bigger, Better, Faster, More! is the lone studio album from the alternative rock juggernaut.
Ben Frost – The Centre Cannot Hold LP (Mute)
Recently released on CD – now available on limited edition blue vinyl. Frost’s Steve Albini-produced fifth album is an exercise in limitation and chromatic saturation. The Centre Cannot Hold is an attempt at transcribing a spectrum of glowing ultramarines into sound and forbids casual engagement, but rather seeks to engulf those who encounter it.
Jerry Garcia Band – Cats Under The Stars [Reissue/1978] 2xLP (ATO)
Vinyl reissue of Jerry Garcia’s first album on the Arista label and his first LP using the band name Jerry Garcia Band. Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]
Philipp Gerschlauer/David Fiuczynski/Jack Dejohnette/Matt Garrison/Giorgi Mikadze – Mikrojazz! LP (RareNoise)
German saxophonist Philipp Gerschlauer and guitarist David Fiuczynski explore the world of music that falls between the cracks of the tempered scale. Joined by jazz drumming legend Jack DeJohnette, fretless electric bassist Matt Garrison and microtonal keyboardist Giorgi Mikadze, this daring crew creates dreamy, otherworldly soundscapes on tunes by Gerschlauer.
Ginuwine – Ginuwine… The Bachelor [Reissue/1996] 2xLP+MP3 (Sony Legacy)
Vinyl reissue of the R&B artists debut album.
Green Day – Nimrod [Reissue/1997] LP (WB)
Limited edition yellow colored vinyl pressing of Green Day’s fifth album.
Hellbound Glory – Pinball LP (Black Country)
“Reno, Nevada’s Hellbound Glory has been a prominent figure in the landscape of independent country music since their debut album. Singer-songwriter Leroy Virgil (called by many ‘the Cobain of Country’) always delivers classic honkey-tonk music with a hardcore twist. Pinball is their first full-length record in nearly six years and with Shooter Jennings at the helm producing.
Indonesian Junk – Stars In The Night LP (Rum Bar)
Hailing from the land of Lenny, Squiggy, and the Crusher this Milwaukee ménage à trois takes the best elements of glam, punk, heavy metal, and power pop, while ditching the fluff to create a tuff n’ catchy batch of instant classics.
Jets To Brazil – Orange Rhyming Dictionary [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Epitaph)
Jets To Brazil – Four Cornered Night [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Epitaph)
Jets To Brazil – Perfecting Loneliness [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Epitaph)
Limited edition vinyl reissues – one pressing on black and the other on clear wax – now available. Part of Epitaph’s ongoing Jade Tree reissue campaign.
Joan Of Arc – A Portable Model Of [Reissue/1997] LP (Epitaph)
Joan Of Arc – Live In Chicago, 1999 [Reissue/1999] LP (Epitaph)
180gm vinyl reissues – originally released by Jade Tree back when the emo scene was original.
King Khan – Murder Burgers  LP (Ernest Jenning)
The master of psychedelic H&B, used all of his magic to reunite one of his all-time favorite bands, The Gris Gris from Oakland, CA to back him up on previously Bandcamp-only long player Murder Burgers.
The Kingston Trio – The Kingston Trio [Reissue/1958] LP (Capitol)
The eponymous debut album from The Kingston Trio featured the hits “Tom Dooley” and “Scotch And Soda.” It featured youthful spring, exuberance, freshness, and a number of song choices that spoke of a new generation of folk singing. Now reissued on vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records’ 75th anniversary.
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – Superscope LP (PIAS America)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are a London based trio who – now on their fourth album – continue to make old fashioned style pop, blues and soul using analogue gear.
Grant Earl LaValley – From LaValley Below LP (Exit Stencil)
Grant LaValley is an American singer-songwriter. A kindred spirit with contemporary songwriters like Ryley Walker, LaValley also conjures images of a gothic Gene Clark collaborating with a desert-dwelling Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy—with the blessing of Townes Van Zandt.
Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand 2xLP (Reprise)
Limited edition pink colored vinyl pressing. Part of this year’s Ten Bands One Cause pink vinyl campaign in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Gilda’s Club NYC.
Michael McDonald – Wide Open 2xLP (BMG)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl Soul singer/songwriter and former Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan collaborator Michael McDonald returns with his first album of original material in 17 years. Wide Open was recorded at his Nashville studio with some of Music City’s finest session men (including drummer Shannon Forrest, guitarist Michael Landau and saxophonist Tom Scott) and features guest appearances by Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller, Willie Weeks and Branford Marsalis. NPR writes that, “Within seconds of the opening “oohs” and warm, groovy vibes of McDonald’s new song, ‘Find It In Your Heart,’ your heart will be overjoyed. The opening notes call up immediate memories of some of his much-beloved Doobie Brothers classics, like ‘What A Fool Believes’ and ‘Takin’ It To The Streets,’ as well as some of his incredible harmony singing with Steely Dan on ‘Peg’ and ‘Bad Sneakers.’ ‘Find It In Your Heart’ has the all the quintessential ingredients of a McDonald classic…The song also proves that, four decades in, McDonald is still a songwriting sophisticate.”
Motörhead – Under Cöver LP (Motörhead Music)
A collection of some of Motörhead’s best covers, including a previously unreleased version of David Bowie’s “Heroes.”
Mystikal – Unpredictable [Reissue/1997] 2xLP+MP3 (Sony Legacy)
Vinyl reissue of the rapper’s second album.
Nashville Pussy – From Hell To Texas [Reissue/2009] LP+CD (BMG Rights Management)
Nashville Pussy – Ten Years Of Pussy 2xLP+CD (Steamhammer)
Nashville Pussy is a band who hail from Atlanta, GA deep in the heart of “the BBQ Nation” and sound like AC/DC slap boxing with Lynyrd Skynyrd while Motörhead watches. They have weathered numerous labels, trends and bass players.
Neaux – Chain Up The Sun LP (The Native Sound)
Fast-paced, lo-fi, and shoegaze-influenced, Neaux are an indie band whose stylistic diversity shine throughout their new record.
Oculus – The Apostate Of Light 2xLP (Blood Harvest)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Orthodox black metal in the most classic sense, The Apostate Of Light verily illuminates every crypt-dark passage with the blinding light of Lucifer.
Pierce The Veil – A Flair For The Dramatic [Reissue/2007] 2xLP+MP3 (Equal Vision)
Limited orange colored vinyl reissue featuring revamped cover art, an exclusive book of never before seen photos from the writing and recording process and a digital download card with three previously unreleased demos of songs from the album.
Portugal. The Man – Woodstock LP (Atlantic)
Limited edition pink colored vinyl pressing. Part of this year’s Ten Bands One Cause pink vinyl campaign in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Gilda’s Club NYC.
Propagandhi – Victory Lap LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The first thing to know, if you want to know about Propagandhi, is that they came here to rock. Right from the snarling opening riff of their seventh album, Victory Lap, that much is clear. For everything else that swirls around the band now, and for the last 31 years – the politics, the people and, lately, a gnawing sense of despair – the sheer volume of it all hasn’t changed. Frontman Chris Hannah and bassist Todd Kowalski experienced a sea change in the band when after nine years with Propagandhi, guitarist David ‘The Beaver’ Guillas left the fold for a teaching position and they added a new member, Sulynn Hago, a seasoned guitar-slinger from Tampa, Florida. That said, Guillas is still all over Victory Lap, contributing licks to four songs. So, what do you do when you’re an unapologetically political band in a time when political speech seems more fractured than it has been in years? You strap up a guitar and get ready to rock. [Limited red colored vinyl pressing also available.]
The Rolling Stones – From The Vault: Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015 3xLP+DVD (Eagle Vision)
Now available on vinyl. On May 20th, 2015 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California, The Rolling Stones performed their entire Sticky Fingers album live in concert for the first and – so far – only time in their career.
Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previt with Iggy Pop – Loneliness Road LP+MP3 (RareNoise)
Released last May on CD – now available on vinyl. Over a career now spanning nearly thirty years, Jamie Saft has established himself as one of the visionaries of contemporary American music. As a composer, pianist and keyboard innovator, and collaborator of music icons such as Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, the B-52s, Donovan, John Adams and John Zorn, he has been fearless in his pursuit of spiritual elevation through music that both seeks to embrace the whole American canon, and also transcend it, by seamlessly assimilating genres, traditions, idioms and timelines.
Pharaoh Sanders Quintet – Pharaoh Sanders Quintet [Reissue/1965] LP (ESP Disk Ltd.)
ESP-Disk present a reissue of Pharoah Sanders Quintet, originally released in 1965. Recorded on September 10, 1964, prior to his well-known association with John Coltrane, this eponymous album (later renamed Pharoah’s First) is the debut release of the iconic tenor saxophonist, Pharoah Sanders.
Skinny Puppy – Remission [Reissue/1984] LP (Nettwerk)
Skinny Puppy – Bites [Reissue/1985] LP (Nettwerk)
150gm vinyl reissues of the pioneering electro-industrial band’s first two albums.
Soundtrack – The Return Of The Living Dead [OST/Reissue/1985] LP (Real Gone Music)
Limited edition black and brown “Tarman” vinyl LP pressing. Features tracks by The Cramps, 45 Grave, The Flesh Eaters, The Damned, Roky Erickson, The Jet Black Berries, T.S.O.L. and SSQ.
Stacian – Person L LP (Night School)
Moving away from the primitive cold wave of her previous work, Person L creates a bleak dystopia without relying on Ballardian cliché, though still invoking concrete prisons and urban disassociation-a throbbing, murky underworld that revels in imperfections.
Tangerine Dream – Quantum Gate LP (Kscope)
New release from the electronic music pioneers, now comprised of Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane.
TLC – Ooooooohhh… On The TLC Tip [Reissue/1992] LP+MP3 (Sony Legacy)
Vinyl reissue of the debut studio album by R&B/hip-hop girl group.
Enslaved – E (Nuclear Blast)
Norway’s iconic Enslaved reign supreme as one of the most dependable components in extreme metals indestructible backbone. An album full of revelatory moments, spine-tingling dynamics and exquisite but alien atmospheres, E showcases a refreshed Enslaved line-up via songs that take the band into unprecedented territory.
The Moms – Doing Asbestos We Can (None)
Old school rock and roll, punk rock rave ups, emotional power ballads— it all here.
Herb Alpert – Christmas Wish CD (Herb Alpert Presents)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The trumpeter’s first holiday album in almost 50 years.
Mannheim Steamroller – Christmas Song  LP (American Gramaphone)
First time vinyl edition.
Dylan Scott – Merry Christmas CDEP (Curb)
New holiday EP from the country music vocalist.
The Ten Tenors – Our Christmas Wish CD (DMI)
The Ten Tenors will donate 100% of their net proceeds, no less than $3.50 for every Our Christmas Wish album sold in the US, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Tenors – Christmas Together CD (Decca)
“Includes classics such as “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” as well as their original “When We Are Together.”