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Friday, July 19th

POP/ ROCK
Black Moth Super Rainbow "Eating Us" 2xLP (Graveface) 
Back in stock.

Chon "s/t" LP (Sumerian) 
On their self-titled third album, Chon find themselves at the confluence of a great push and pull. Their debut full-length, 2015's Grow, established their mathy, forward-thinking take on the genre, while 2017's Homey furthered that sound while incorporating brand-new influences like effect-pedal-heavy elements of electronic music and trip-hop. Now, with Chon, the trio once again have kicked down their musical guardrails - but in a way that balances their more eccentric impulses with a steadying dose of clarity and restraint.

Eno, Brian "Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks" LP (Capitol) 
Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks was written, produced and performed by Brian Eno together with his brother Roger and Daniel Lanois. The music was originally recorded in 1983 for a landmark feature-length documentary, For All Mankind, directed by American journalist, film director and screenwriter, Al Reinert. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this remastered, extended edition of the album is available. This very special anniversary edition - Apollo: Soundtracks & Atmospheres Extended Edition features the original album remastered by Abbey Road's Miles Showell as well as an accompanying album comprising of 11 new instrumental compositions reimagining the soundtrack to For All Mankind.

Flaming Lips "King's Mouth" LP/CD (Warner Bros.) 
King's Mouth contains twelve new original Flaming Lips compositions as well as album narration by Mick Jones (The Clash). The record is based on Wayne Coyne's immersive art installation of the same name - which has seen it's psychedelic visuals and soundscapes exhibited in museums all around the U.S.

Flying Fish Cove "At Moonset" LP (Help Yourself) 
Flying Fish Cove is a painted dream of poetic indie pop from Seattle, WA. A band that invokes the spirits of Heavenly, Teenage Fanclub, and The Pastels. It is the vast mountain ranges, sublime greenery, and vibrant art scene of Seattle that inform the collaborative ethos of Flying Fish Cove's latest album, At Moonset.

Gauche "A People's History of Gauche" LP/CD (Merge) 
Washington, DC's Gauche present A People's History of Gauche, a collective catharsis of anger, frustration, and trauma through creativity. Jason P Barnett, Adrienne CN Berry, Mary Jane Regalado, Pearie Sol, and Daniele Yandel find their agency and joy through creating and performing music together in 36 minutes of groove-filled power punk.

Generationals "Con Law" LP (Polyvinyl) 
New Orleans natives Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer struck up a friendship in high school and formed Generationals in 2008. Though their retro vibe bears the influence of Phil Spector's mid-century pop, Generationals' sound is wide-ranging and diverse, incorporating elements of Britpop, dance and electronic music. Above all, with each release the band continues zeroing in on their strong suit: superior pop songwriting. To celebrate it's 10-year anniversary, Generationals' beloved debut album, 2009's Con Law triumphantly returns to print (colored 180g LP) after years of being unavailable on vinyl.

Gomez "Liquid Skin" LP (Virgin) 
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Gomez's Liquid Skin, Virgin/UMC has remastered two vinyl editions of Liquid Skin. Following his acclaimed remastering of the band's debut Bring It On for the critically lauded 20th anniversary edition last year, Abbey Road's Frank Arkwright has delved into the archive to remaster Liquid Skin from the original tapes. Gomez's sophomore album that followed the Mercury Music prize winning Bring It On, Liquid Skin saw the band crystallize their unique sound.

Gov't Mule "Bring On The Music - Live at The Capitol Theatre Vol. 1" LP (Provogue)
Gov't Mule "Bring On The Music - Live at The Capitol Theatre Vol. 2" LP (Provogue) 
By the time the world hears the performances from these two shows, Gov't Mule will have celebrated 25 years as a band, which is something they never could have imagined. Bring On The Music: Live At The Capitol Theatre is a commemoration curated with the audience experience at the forefront.

Hoo (Holton's Opulent Oog) "Centipede Wisdom" LP 
Black Hearted Brother s ynth-man and song-writer Nick Holton and Ex-Slowdive's Ian McCutcheon lead out their new band HOO. Rich analogue textures and guitar drones star on free form synth experiments reverse fitted to psychedelic songs imbibed with a dusty Englishness all of its own.

Imperial Teen "Now We Are Timeless" LP/CD (Merge) 
New album from the long-running indie pop group.

Jepsen, Carly Rae "Dedicated" LP (School Boy) 
After dropping critically-acclaimed singles 'Now That I Found You' and 'No Drug Like Me,' multi-platinum Grammy, Juno, and Polaris Prize-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen releases her album Dedicated. It follows E*MO*TION (heralded by multiple press outlets as the top pop album of 2015), and has been highlighted among the most anticipated albums of the year by Pitchfork, Billboard, Spin, and more.

K.Flay "Solutions" LP (Interscope) 
When facing the daily maelstrom of concerns, complaints, and calamities in the news, in conversation, and in social media posts, a smile signals real rebellion. Eschewing self- centered woe and melancholy-for-the-sake-of-melancholy, happiness becomes the brashest, boldest, and ballsiest move-and the sought-after answer. Recognizing this truth, two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer K. Flay sticks to a powerful, passionate, and positive mission.

Lea, Ada "What We Say In Private" LP (Saddle Creek) 
Montreal, Quebec-based musician Ada Lea is also a painter and visual artist, and traces of her many creative abilities run throughout her debut album, a beautifully colorful collection of profound pop songs.

Love Language "s/t" LP (Merge) 
This reissue marks the 10th anniversary of The Love Language's long-out-of-print debut album! This one-time pressing on opaque yellow vinyl features updated art, full lyrics printed on a heavyweight inner sleeve, and a jacket with spot gloss details. It also includes an album download plus digital bonus tracks.

Primus "Miscellaneous Debris" LP (Interscope) 
Primus' five-track covers EP from 1992 is released for the first time on vinyl with a new 2018 remaster from the original analog tapes. Features covers of Peter Gabriel, XTC, The Residents, The Meters and Pink Floyd.

Primus "Tales From The Punchbowl" LP (Interscope) 
Primus' gold-certified fourth studio album is reissued on 2LP for the first time since 1995, presented with brand new cover art. Features one of the band's biggest singles - 'Wynona's Big Brown Beaver'.

Prince "Originals" 2xLP/2xLP+CD (Warner Bros) 
5-track album featuring 14 previously unreleased recordings that illuminate the vital, behind-the-scenes role Prince played in other artists' careers. Originals pulls back the curtain to reveal the origins of these familiar songs, in addition to deeper album cuts such as Vanity 6's "Make-Up," Jill Jones's "Baby, You're a Trip," and Kenny Rogers' "You're My Love." The album also features Prince's majestic original 1984 version of "Nothing Compares 2 U," released in 2018 as a standalone single.

Too Much "Patent Leather b/w Dyslexia" 7" (Merge) 
Ian Svenonius (Escape-ism, The Make-Up, Chain and the Gang) and producer/multi-instrumentalist Rich Morel are Too Much, and this is their first release. It is dance, it is rock 'n' roll, it perfectly distills everything Rich and Ian ever liked or wanted from music.

Yorke, Thom "Anima" LP/CD (XL Recordings) 
2019 release, the third solo album from the Radiohead frontman. Anima was written by Thom Yorke and produced by Nigel Godrich. Yorke wrote Anima following a period of writer's block and anxiety. Inspired by seeing electronic musician Flying Lotus improvising live with loops, Yorke and longtime collaborator Nigel Godrich developed Anima through live performances and studio work. Yorke would send Godrich "sprawling" unfinished tracks and Godrich would edit the tracks into shorter samples and loops, which Yorke wrote vocals to.

v/a "Soul Jazz Records presents The World of Keith Haring" 3xLP+7" LP (Soul Jazz) 
The art of Keith Haring is today one of the most recognisable of any visual artists of his generation, defining 1980s New York during an intense period when downtown artists and musicians collaborated like never before. Harings musical inspiration took in the punk/dance downtown sounds of clubs like The Mudd Club, underground disco at Larry Levans Paradise Garage, as well the early days of hip-hop and electro. This album comes in deluxe artwork and three formats Double CD + 48-page book, a deluxe 3xLP + bonus 7 + download code vinyl version, and a standard 3xLP + download standard vinyl version. All formats of the album feature stunning photography, extensive sleevenotes and interviews.The music here includes the work of a number of Harings close friends, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yoko Ono, Larry Levan, John Sex and George Condo (The Girls), as well as healthy dose of rare disco, early electro and New York punk/dance tracks.

v/a "Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit's 'The Midnight Organ Fight'" LP (Atlantic) 
Before Frightened Rabbit founding member Scott Hutchison died, an idea was formed to celebrate 10 years of their seminal album 'The Midnight Organ Fight' by asking some of their talented buds in music to take a crack at their own versions of a song on the album. The whole album was recorded and was due to be released last summer, but then unfortunately Scott passed away last May. The band have decided they still want to release the record as a testament to the album, and to Scott.


HIP HOP
Fly Anakin "The Grand Scheme of Things" LP (Street Corner Music) 
Originally released in 2016, Fly Anakin's Grand Scheme EP catapulted him into public consciousness. The Richmond rapper's presentation of poetry, blended with tales of worldly desire proved to be a good mix - it's his most celebrated project to date. This exclusive expanded edition includes album instrumentals only available on vinyl. Narrated by Robalu Gibsun, featuring production from Noah Rime$, Cashby, Foisey, Ohbliv, Tropes & Fly Anakin himself.

House Shoes "Big Shoes Instrumentals" LP (Street Corner Music) 
Limited double vinyl LP pressing in hand stamped jackets.

Low Leaf "Baker's Dozen: Low Leaf" LP (Fat Beats Records) 
Fat Beats Records is proud to present Baker's Dozen, an exclusive series that shines a light on the best minds of instrumental hip-hop, ambient, and electronic music. Each installment gives one artist carte blanche to capture their signature sound. The 12th installment features harpist, pianist, guitarist and producer Low Leaf.

MF Doom & Damu the Fudgemunk "Coco Mango, Sliced and Diced" 7" (Redefinition Records) 
Since its original release, these remixes have become known as "the DOOM record you've never heard" due to it's short shelf life. Though a repress would've made perfect sense in 2011, it's now 2019 and these tracks are finally getting a proper reissue. The cover art was handled by well known artist Joe Buck of De La Soul fame and pays homage to DOOM using his signature hand drawn technique accenting a classic masked photo of Damu the Fudgemunk.

Roots, The "Tipping Point" LP 
In honor of the fifteenth anniversary of The Roots legendary sixth studio album, "The Tipping Point" Urban Legends is releasing an limited-edition vinyl. The prophetic album named after Malcolm Gladwell's iconic book is heavily inspired by jazz, funk and soul borrowing samples from Sly and The Family Stone among others.

Tuxedo "III" LP/CD/CS (Funk On Sight) 
Bonding over a shared love of Chic, Parliament and the other signs in the greater funk Zodiac, Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Jake One (Taurus), collectively known as Tuxedo, return with their third studio album, Tuxedo III. Their powers combined have yet again yielded a bevy of absolute slappers that are packaged perfectly for dance floors in 2019. The album includes features from MF DOOM, DaM-FunK, Leven Kali, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Benny Sings, Gavin Turek and others. Tuxedo is back to remind you that the dance floor will always be there to welcome you, whoever you are.


CLASSIC ROCK
McCartney, Paul "Amoeba Gig" LP (Capitol) 
Live In Los Angeles was a covermount CD for The Mail On Sunday newspaper in Britain and Ireland, on 17th January 2010. It had been recorded during Paul's unannounced performance at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles on 27th June 2007: a free show, inside the mammoth Hollywood record store. In the audience, small children and grandparents rubbed elbows with the likes of Ringo Starr and Woody Harrelson. All tracks performed by Paul McCartney, Rusty Anderson, Abe Laboriel Jr, Brian Ray, David Arch.

McCartney, Paul "CHOBA B CCCP" LP (Capitol) 
CHOBA B CCCP, the Russian translation of "Back In The USSR", was released in the Soviet Union in 1988, making Paul the first artist from the West to issue an album exclusively for that market. (It was released in the rest of the world following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.) Ruminating on the next stage of his career following 1986's Press To Play, Paul decided he wanted to get back to his roots, so hired three session musicians and spent just two days covering his favourite hits.

McCartney, Paul "Paul Is Live" 2xLP (Capitol) 
Paul Is Live, recorded during the tour in support of Off The Ground, was Paul's fifth live album and is famous for its title's double meaning and the rumour-scotching cover art. Ever since the 1969 release of Abbey Road, there had been hoax-fuelled stories of Paul's untimely death. The new title was a way of saying that this was most definitely not the case. The artwork is a play on the famous Abbey Road cover, with Paul crossing that same street but wearing shoes and using his left hand.


PSYCH & PROG ROCK
Argus "s/t" LP (Sommor) 
Argus were an obscure British outfit with connections to Rare Amber and Julian's Treatment. In 1973, they recorded a five-track demo which was never released. It is included here along with a few live tracks from post-Argus underground psych-prog outfit, Anaconda. Includes extensive band history by Pete Sarfas of Audio Archives.

Love "Four Sail" LP (Rhino) 
Four Sail is the fourth album by rock band, Love, released in 1969. By mid-1968, Arthur Lee was the only remaining member of the Forever Changes line-up of Love. Three LPs worth of material were recorded in a makeshift studio in a Los Angeles warehouse, with Elektra Records given the rights to first choice of tracks to fulfill Lee's contractual obligation, and the remainder released as the Blue Thumb LP Out Here. The album features a significant amount of vocal double-tracking by Lee.

Phrydderichs Phaelda "Bruchstuecke" LP (Notes on a Journey) 
Reissue, originally released in 1981. This band was a short living school band project of the Gymnasium Voerde Mitte (West-Germany) led by pianist and music teacher Friedrich Schepers joined by other teachers and students: Hans Klimek on bass, Lutz Leonhardt on drums, Wolfgang Kulawik on guitar. In 1975 they went to the studio to record six instrumental tracks in a style that could be best described as jazz/fusion with hints of R'n'B and rock. 180 gram vinyl; Old school tip on cover; Includes download card.

Second Sign "s/t" LP (Sommor) 
This is the first ever vinyl release of their 1975 studio recordings. Mid-70s UK hard/progressive/psychedelic band in the vein of Narnia, Saturnalia, or Fruupp with connections to doom outfit Warlord. Includes extensive new liner notes by Pete Sarfas of Audio Archives.

Sensations' Fix "Finest Finger" LP (Vinyl Magic) 
Often associated with the sound of Tangerine Dream and the so-called German 'cosmic couriers', Sensations' Fix were much more than mere clones of something already existing. "Finest Finger" is Sensations' Fix's fourth album, originally released in 1976 and never officially reissued on vinyl until today. The making of this record coincided with the line-up addition of a second keyboard player and, even if Franco Falsini remains the only author of all it's songs, the album sounds much more homogeneous, fluent, inspired, better produced than the band's previous ones and is clearly the result of a proper teamwork. For the first time, Falsini also took care of the singing parts in four of the eight tracks, with very good results.

Three-Headed Dog "Hound of Hades" LP (Sommor) 
A mysterious three-piece from Birmingham, Three-Headed Dog played underground hard-rock, clearly influenced by early Judas Priest and Wishbone Ash. The material here comes from a rare demo tape recorded in 1973 which included a couple of cover versions from Wild Turkey and Edgar Broughton Band along with self-penned material. Includes new liner notes by Pete Sarfas of Audio Archives.


Friday, July 12th

POP/ ROCK
Ages and Ages "Me You They We" LP (Needle and Thread) 
Limited pink colored vinyl LP pressing. "Art is supposed to help get at the root of the human experience and what it's like to be alive," Tim Perry says. "And the challenge is how do you make music that confronts these complicated, important and sometimes very dark questions and do so in a way that still bounces around and maintains some level of optimism?" It's a thin needle to thread but Ages and Ages have done just that on their fourth album Me You They We. The 10 songs on this self-released LP don't shy away from the uneasy feelings so many of us have been having since 2016. They shine a light through the murk with a glistening sound and lyrics that are unblinking yet suffused with a sense of hope.

Bleached "Don't You Think You've Had Enough?" LP/CD/CS (Dead Oceans) 
Don't You Think You've Had Enough? is what Jennifer Clavin asked herself when she hit a turning point in her life. It's also the title of the new record from Bleached, Jessie and Jennifer Clavin's first LP written from a place of sobriety. That newfound perspective serves as the guiding force, yielding a courageous, honest, and sonically ambitious album. It's a record about fighting both literally and figuratively for your life -- and the clarity born from that struggle.

Body Type "EP1 & EP2" LP (Partisan) 
First physical release from this buzzy female foursome! Body Type patched themselves together in Sydney in 2016, and found they each contained pieces that perfectly complemented one another's. They soon set about articulating their ideas through jangling guitars and scuzzy, lo-fi production, and found that audiences at home and around the country were eager to get sucked in. Following the debut release of EP1 in late 2018, and the sophomore release of EP2 in May 2019, both Body Type EPs are presented together on vinyl for the first time. The band has received widespread critical acclaim from tastemakers and have toured thus far with the likes of Alex Cameron, Courtney Barnett, Frankie Cosmos, Big Thief, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.

Bones UK "s/t" CD (Sumerian) 
This is the bands debut album and first release under Sumerian Records.

Cantu-Ledesma, Jefre "Tracing Back The Radiance" LP (Mexican Summer) 
2019 release from Brooklyn-based ambient artist Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. Tracing Back the Radiance includes contributions from Mary Lattimore (harp), Chuck Johnson (pedal steel guitar), Gregg Kowalksy (synthesizer), and others.

Cortex "Spinal Injuries" LP+7" (Sacred Bones Records) 
Informed by deep and enthusiastic underground music knowledge, Cortex were key in the ongoing musical narrative of Swedish punk and post-punk. The late frontman of Cortex, Freddie Wadling (1951-2016) is a legend of enormous stature in Sweden and has been a key influence for generations of Swedish artists over the past four decades. His work ranges from proto-punk to equilibrist jazz vocals, and the trajectory of his cultural life from the Swedish underground of the early 1970s to his final years as an iconic interpreter of the Swedish songbook in the mainstream has to include a discussion and the experience of what many consider his greatest album: Cortex's debut LP Spinal Injuries. Recorded in April 1981, released in August 1983, Spinal Injuries by Cortex stands as one of a handful of masterpieces of Scandinavian post-punk, an extraordinary record that does not necessarily resonate Swedish, or post-punk, or 1981, remaining a highly original rock record to this day.

Cosmonauts "Star 69" CS (Burger Records) 
Calling their distorted, amped sound "drug punk," Cosmonauts are a California-based garage punk band known for their simple, physically powerful songs and punishing stage volume.

Craft, Kyle "Showboat Honey" LP/CD (Sub Pop) 
There is this curious equilibrium to existence: In order to create balance, the universe must giveth, and the universe must taketh. Kyle Craft, with his now solidified backing band, dubbed Showboat Honey, know this all too well. And this is why their self-titled album, the contemplative yet restless Showboat Honey reflects that sturm und drang.

Dandelion War "We Were Always Loyal to Lost Causes" 2xLP (Northern Range Records) 
New album from California post-rock group.

Dehd "Water" LP (Fire Talk) 
Veterans of Chicago's increasingly fruitful DIY scene Jason Balla (Ne-Hi and Earring) Emily Kempf (Vail and formerly with Lala Lala) and drummer Eric McGrady share a strange and inexplicable chemistry. The music is hazy and reverb-drenched, a scuzzy and hyped-up take on surf rock. Its all animated by the red-lining feel-good spirit of the Velvet Undergrounds Loaded and the breezy melodicism of C86-era indie rock, with a dash of the Cramps spooky-hop bop courtesy of McGradys locomotive drumming.Its a clear-eyed look at the wild nature of everyday life thats been spun up in sugary sweet melodies and scratched-crystal sounds.

Dope Lemon "Smooth Big Cat" LP (BMG Australia) 
Limited picture disc vinyl LP. Dope Lemon's second studio LP, Smooth Big Cat follows up the project's classic 2016 debut, Honey Bones and was written and recorded over just three months at Belafonte, Angus Stone's ranch studio hidden in the wilderness of northern New South Wales. A dream zone layered with melty moments, mischief and romance, the 10-track collection is ushered in by the swagger drenched lead single "Hey You."

Drab Majesty "Modern Mirror" LP/CD (Dais)
Drab Majesty's third album, Modern Mirror, is a journey of self-reflection, nostalgia, love, beauty, and heartbreak told across eight addictive and emotional synth pop anthems - a seemingly classic tale delivered unblinkingly through the frame of the modern world.

Enigma "The Screen Behind The Mirror" LP (Polydor) 
Reissue of the group's 2nd album, originally released in 1993. Following the unexpected worldwide commercial success of the first Enigma album, MCMXC A.D. (1990), Cretu began to write and record music for a new album at A.R.T. Studios, his home studio in Ibiza, Spain. Cretu samples songs from several artists, including Vangelis and U2. The Cross of Changes was a commercial success. It became Enigma's second consecutive number one album in the United Kingdom and peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 in the United States, where it sold over two million copies.

Glitterer "Looking Through The Shades" LP/CD (ANTI) 
Debut full-length album, featuring Ned Russin, bassist/vocalist of Title Fight. This is Glitterer all glown up. Now there are live drums (twin brother Ben did the honours) and dopamine-releasing fuzzy guitars to go with the synths, the bass, and the voice. Now there's a full 14-song tracklist to luxuriate in. Produced by Alex Giannascoli and Arthur Rizk (Code Orange, Power Trip, Sumerlands) the album delivers Glitterer's best-yet sonics and songs.

Halo Maud "Je Suis Une Ile" CS (Burger) 
Hailing from the French proggy, psychedelic and experimental pop scene that birthed Melody's Echo Chamber, Moodoïd and cult label La Souterraine, Halo Maud's ethereal songs flit between English and French language, focussing on notions of freedom and power through a wild and playful lens.

Hives "I'm Alive b/w Good Samaritan" 7" (Third Man Records) 
It's been nearly two decades since the Swedish rock-n-roll heroes The Hives unleashed their debut album on the world and almost 5 years since new music has been released. Now, they will drop TWO intoxicatingly brash new songs I'm Alive and Good Samaritan on a limited edition double A-side 7" via Third Man Records.

Jointpop "From Trinidad... With Love" LP (Northern Range Records) 
New album from Trinidadian rock group.

Kaina "Next to the Sun" LP (Sooper Records) 
In Chicago, cutting edge hip-hop and R&B artists are forging influential new sounds and catapulting one after the other into the national spotlight. City native KAINA has been at the periphery of many of these successes and is one of the most prominent Latinx voices in this developing story. In the last two years she has regularly collaborated with some of the biggest names in Chicago hip-hop, graced the stages of major festivals, and amassed several million online streams over a couple of EPs. With the release of her debut full length Next to The Sun (Sooper Records, 2019), KAINA is poised to break out and join her contemporaries in the ongoing saga of this Chicago story.

Khruangbin "Hasta El Cielo" LP+7"/CD (Dead Oceans) 
Globetrotting Texan trio Khruangbin release 'Hasta El Cielo', the band's glorious dub version of their second album 'Con Todo El Mundo'. The full album has been processed anew along with two bonus dubs by renowned Jamaican producer Scientist. Formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald "DJ" Johnson on drums; Khruangbin's sounds are rooted in the deepest waters of music from around the world, infused with classic soul, dub and psychedelia. Their 2015 debut album 'The Universe Smiles Upon You' was heavily influenced by 60's and 70's Thai cassettes the band listened to on their long car journeys to rehearsal in the Texan countryside. 2018's follow up 'Con Todo El Mundo', which received hugely positive critical reactions and radio play around the world, took inspiration not just from South East Asia but similarly underdiscovered funk and soul of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, particularly Iran.

Knife Wife "Family Party" CS (Sister Polygon Records) 
Family Party is the regurgitation of the tear inducing boredom and ecstasy that is being 15 years old. The album is a medley of violent indifference, sorrow, general nastiness, bitter joy, and the symbolism of dogs.

Lizzo "Cuz I Love You" DLX CD (Atlantic) 
Deluxe edition includes three bonus tracks. 2019 release. Cuz I Love You is the third studio album and major label debut by rapper and singer Lizzo. The album is Lizzo's first release since her 2016 Coconut Oil EP. Lizzo stated at the album preview party at the Crazy Girls strip club in Hollywood on January 30 that she has been working on the album for three years. She also previewed a collaboration with Missy Elliott titled "Tempo". Along with the lead single "Juice", the album includes the empowering dance track "Like a Girl" and a song dedicated to an ex titled "Jerome".

Mal Blum "Pity Boy" LP (Don Giovanni) 
New album from NYC indie rock band.

Metz "Automat" LP/CD/CS (Sub Pop) 
The widely-adored and delightfully noisy 3-piece punk band from Toronto have been laying waste to stages around the globe for over 10 years. During that tumultuous chunk of time METZ have cemented their reputation as one of the planet's most exhilarating live acts and trusted providers of bombastic outsider rock. Which brings us to Automat, a collection of non-album singles, B-sides, and rarities dating back to 2009, available on LP for the first time, and including the band's long out-of-print early (pre-Sub Pop) recordings. Included here are the band's first three 7" singles, recorded 2009-2010; a demo version of "Wet Blanket," the explosive single from 2012's METZ; two tracks from the limited-edition bonus single that accompanied preorders of METZ; "Can't Understand," originally released in 2013 by [adult swim]; and both tracks from the band's 2015 single on Three One G. Consumers of the vinyl format of Automat will be rewarded with a bonus single that includes three additional tracks: a cover of Sparklehorse's "Pig," from a very limited 2012 Record Store Day split single originally released by Toronto's Sonic Boom record shop; "I'm a Bug," a cover of The Urinals' art-punk classic, originally released on YouTube in 2014; and METZ's previously unreleased rendition of Gary Numan's "M.E."

Mexico City Blondes "Blush" CS (Burger) 
New album from California dream pop duo.

New Order "Sigma (No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.." CD (Mute) 
In June 2017, New Order returned to the stage at Manchester's Old Granada Studios where Joy Division made their television debut on Tony Wilson's So It Goes program in 1978. For the celebrated show New Order deconstructed, rethought and rebuilt a wealthof material from throughout their career: familiar and obscure, old and new. Featuring tracks not played live for 30 years, like Joy Division's "Disorder" from Unknown Pleasures, as well as new fan favorites like "Plastic" from their critically acclaimed release in 2015, Music Complete - this is the perfect document of those five magical nights. The release includes the full monumental show, including the encore and 3 additional tracks recorded over the residency to give listeners a full representation of the staggering breadth of material performed.

Nivhek "After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house" LP/CD (W. 25th) 
Opaque assemblages of Mellotron, guitar, field recordings, tapes and broken FX pedals by Pacific Northwest artist Liz Harris, created during and after two contrasting residencies in the Azores, Portugal and Murmansk, Russia and combined with pieces made at home in Astoria, Oregon. The collection's unique dual design functions as a forked path, existing independently of one another but with roots intertwined. She cites her score for HYPNOSIS DISPLAY as a compositional reference point, inspired by "interior mnemonic device landscapes" and "curiosity around a sadness."

Paranoyds, The "Hungry Sam" 7" (Suicide Squeeze Records) 
New 7" from LA garage punk band.

Pottery "No. 1" LP (Partisan) 
Montreal's Pottery consists of core writers Austin Boylan and Jacob Shepansky, along with Peter Baylis, Paul Jacobs, and Tom Gould. Initially bonding over artists such as Orange Juice, Josef K and Devo, the band creates a sound that combines eclectic traces of post-punk, pop, and dance music, forming an unusual atmosphere that envelopes audiences. While often shrill and jarring, Pottery's songs simultaneously engage listeners into a hypnotic state. It's this dualism that binds them together, uncovering harmony within discord.

Purple Mountains "s/t" LP/CD/CS (Drag City) 
Purple Mountains is the new nom-de-rock of David Berman (Silver Jews). Purple Mountains is also the name of what will be known as one of his greatest albums-full of double-jointed wit and wisdom, up to the neck in his special recipe of handcrafted country-rock joys and sorrows that sing legendary in cracked and broken hearts. The songs are produced impeccably by Woods' Jarvis Taverniere and Jeremy Earl, buffed up like a hardwood floor ready to be well-trod upon for an evening of romance and dance. The songs of Purple Mountains are a potent brew, stitched together from lifetimes, knitting the drift of the years with the tightest lyric construction Berman's ever attempted. Honesty is archly in the air, but lines of incredible bleakness somehow give way to playful distraction and the hiding of surprises for close listeners.

Secret Machines "Live At The Garage" LP (Run Out Groove) 
The three piece alternative rock band from Dallas is best described as progressive rock with some Krautrock mixed in. ROG dug deep into the Warner Music vaults and discovered previously unreleased live recordings that are stellar both in performance and sonic quality and are presented here for the first time in any format featuring the band at their peak.

Sheeran, Ed "No. 6 Collaborations Project" CD (WEA) 

Temple of Angels "Cerise Dream b/w Breathless" 7" (Funeral Party) 
TOA return with this dreamy post punk single.

Tijuana Panthers "Carpet Denim" LP (Innovative Leisure) 
Tijuana Panthers are back and this time they're all grown up (kind of). Combining their signature surf rock with new experimentations in sound, Carpet Denim is the culmination of nearly three years of work and the band's subconscious evolution into deeper, more personal places.

Universal Togetherness Band "Dreamality b/w Lucky Stars" 7" (Numero Group) 
Two brilliant, previously unissued modern soul discoveries from the archive of U.T.B. mastermind Andre Gibson. "My Lucky Stars" rides the 120 BPM crest, with sharp horns, handclaps, triangle, and a wild guitar solo filling out the four and a half minute ride. "Dreamality" cops a Steve Miller vibe and goes on a spaced-out future funk adventure.

Uzeda "Quocumque jeceris stabit" LP (Temporary Residence Ltd.) 
Last year Uzeda celebrated their 30th anniversary as a band in the most appropriate way they knew: They hosted a weekend music festival in their hometown of Catania, Sicily, and filled it with all of their closest friends' bands. That weekend as they played host to scores of similarly legendary bands (including Shellac, The Black Heart Procession, The Ex, Three Second Kiss, and a reunited June of 44), Uzeda cemented their reputation as Italy's national treasure of underground rock music. Now, one of the longest-running punk bands on the planet returns with their first new album in 13 years, Quocumque jeceris stabit.

We Were Promised Jetpacks "These Four Walls" LP (FatCat Records) 
To celebrate their debut album's 10th birthday, and just in time for their upcoming US tour this summer, We Were Promised Jetpacks release an 'Expanded Anniversary Edition' of These Four Walls, including 8 previously unreleased tracks and packaged in imported 2xLP Gatefold colored vinyl. The unreleased tracks feature demos (including the demo version of their hugely successful breakout track 'Quiet Little Voices'), acoustic sessions (including a cover of 'Modern Leper' by fellow Scots and good friends Frightened Rabbit), and live tracks from a very early gig at Barfly in Glasgow, which has since closed. Tracked with Ken Thomas (Cocteau Twins, David Bowie) and mixed by Grammy winner Peter Katis (The National, Frightened Rabbit), We Were Promised Jetpacks' These Four Walls has become a modern classic, with the sort of peerlessness to stand as a mainstay and luminary of indie music in the 21st century.

Wildhoney "Naive Castle" 7" (Slumberland) 
Formerly based in Baltimore, Wildhoney have moved to the west coast and are now releasing their first new music in over two years. "Naive Castle" shows a new side to the band, dialing down some of the shoegaze haze in favor of gorgeous, chiming pop that recalls the finest from bands like The Sundays and The Cranberries. It's the perfect soundtrack to these melancholic days as summer turns to fall. Pay extra attention to the lengthy ambient outro, a lovely touch that points to more new directions for this terrific band. On the b-side you'll find a dreamy, late-night cover of Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me" that brings a wasted weariness to this tale of teenage yearning. It's a beautiful, earnest take on a tune that turns out to be a perfect match for Wildhoney's swooning style.


CLASSIC ROCK
Browne, Jackson "Running on Empty" LP (Elektra) 
Digitally remastered edition of Jackson Browne's classic album, Running On Empty. The album features 10 live performances recorded in 1977 between August 17 and September 18 by Browne and his band: guitarist Danny Kortchmar; David Lindley on fiddle and lap steel guitar; keyboardist Craig Doerge; bassist Leland Sklar; drummer Russ Kunkel; and background vocalists Doug Haywood and Rosemary Butler. Together, they recorded these songs in natural settings, such as a Holiday Inn hotel room, a backstage rehearsal space, on a tour bus, and on stage.

Buffalo Springfield "Again" LP (Atlantic) 
Second classic album from the definitive 60's supergroup, showcasing their astonishing versatility and songwriting. Neil Young's Broken Arrow and Mr Soul, counterpointed by Steven Stills genius in offerings such as Bluebird, not to mention the Richie Furay efforts Sad Memory and Good Time Boy. A must have.

Buffalo Springfield "Last Time Round" LP (Elektra) 
The third and final album from Buffalo Springfield, released in 1968. Buffalo Springfield consisted of - Stephen Stills - guitar, keyboards and vocals, Richie Furay - guitar and vocals, Neil Young - guitar, harmonica, piano and vocals, Dewey Martin - drums and Bruce Palmer - bass. The band were together for two years but their influence was immense. And that two years was incredibly turbulent with Neil Young leaving and coming back several times. Neil Young only wrote two of the songs on Last Time Around, both of which were outstanding: the plaintive I Am a Child and the bittersweet On the Way Home (sung by Furay, not Young, on the record).

Buffalo Springfield "s/t" LP (Atlantic) 
This is the stereo breakout from the Buffalo Springfield boxset. The classic debut album from one of american rocks most important bands. Richie Furay, Neil Young and Steven Stills immense songwriting skills hit you from track one, with Stills anthemic For What its Worth kicking the album off, and it doesn't stop with classic tracks like Burned and the Beatles esque Sit Down I Think I Love You. A genuinely seminal recording.

Grateful Dead "Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 2/28/69" LP (Grateful Dead Production) 
This is the second night of Grateful Dead's Fillmore West show from February 1969. Includes (Walk Me Out In The) Morning Dew and their rendition of Slim Harpo's blues classic I'm a King Bee. Rock's longest, strangest trip, Grateful Dead, was the psychedelic era's most beloved musical ambassadors as well as its most enduring survivors. They spread their message of peace, love, and mind-expansion across the globe throughout three decades. The group had popular music's most fervent and celebrated fan following - the Dead Heads, whose numbers and devotion were legendary in their own right. Grateful Dead was the ultimate cult band, creating a self-styled universe all their own. The Dead became superstars solely on their own terms as tie-dyed pied pipers whose epic, free-form live shows were rites of passage for an extended family of listeners who knew no cultural boundaries.


PUNK / HARDCORE  
v/a "Taco City Rockers #2: 40 Years of San Antonio Punk Rock 1979-2019" LP (Kaniption Records) 
New TX punk comp featuring the Hickoids, Fearless Iranians, The Vamps, The Sissies, and more.


MINIMAL WAVE
Rev, Martin "Clouds of Glory" LP (Bureau B) 
Reissue, originally released in 1985. Martin Rev is best known as one half of the seminal duo Suicide (with Alan Vega). In spite of Clouds of Glory having been recorded with the same equipment as the Alan Vega/Martin Rev Suicide album (1980), it occupies a completely different space, evoking the solemnity of religious music through its underlying meditative tone.

Umberto "Helpless Spectator" LP (Thrill Jockey) 
Umberto AKA Matt Hill is an experienced and active film composer, most recently scoring the film All That We Destroy. In addition to film and commercial work, Umberto has released a number of lauded solo recordings. Umberto's early recordings harken back to classic synth-driven scifi and horror soundtracks. Helpless Spectator uses synthesizers in an entirely different manner. Cold, looming monolith tones are now warm, softer pads that envelope the listener while guitar, cello, banjo and pedal steel add movement and light. Still, Hill unsettles with his arrangements and melodic phrasing. Unexpected shifts and turns in even the most tender movements of "Helpless Spectator" are inflected with a contemplative melancholy and fragility.


METAL
Sanguine Eagle "Shores of Avarice" LP (Profound Lore)
Sanguine Eagle "Storm Mysticism" LP (Profound Lore) 
After years of ruminant toil, Sanguine Eagle unveil it's twin debut full lengths, Storm Mysticism and Shores Of Avarice. This band is black metal in it's purest essence: trendless, unyielding, and played with absolute conviction. The compositions are marked as much by resolute and stoic patience as by staggering violence, never pandering to the weakminded and eschewing any shred of the puerile amusement rife in a genre so pilfered by dilettantes. Both works were recorded during the same winter and serve as two distinct yet complimentary chapters in the tenebrous unfolding that is Sanguine Eagle. Storm Mysticism was written initially and serves as a declaration of intent, displaying the sprawling ambience and storming black metal that defines their craft, as well as establishing the band's conceptual path. Shores Of Avarice reveals the band taking their discipline to new, even more rapturous heights. An unfaltering and misanthropic vision emblazoned upon the seat of supreme intelligence, pushing their black metal even further into the realm of the ecstatic and ancestral.

Tomb Mold "Planetary Clairvoyance" LP/CD (20 Buck Spin) 
Waking from stasis for the third time in three years, Tomb Mold's new record is the sum total of knowledge gained and aeons absorbed, concentrated into a single massive tome of arcane wisdom and implausible physics. Like the album's cover art, it exists in a domain of alien anatomical abnormality, malign flora and cold void desolation, warping and deforming the familiar into unknown obscurity.

Torche "Admission" CD (Relapse) 
Fifteen years into their career, Torche have established themselves as a cornerstone of American heavy rock. Their highly anticipated new album, Admission, sees the band expanding on the themes and songwriting prowess that have always reverberated with music fans throughout their critically acclaimed discography.


LATIN JAZZ
Airto "Samba De Flora" LP/CD (Soul Jazz) 
Reissue, out of print for 30 years ever since it's original release in 1988. The album Samba de Flora, including the seminal jazz dance title track, is a masterpiece of jazz and Brazilian fusion and features Airto Moreira alongside Flora Purim, fellow Brazilian artist Raul de Souza and heavyweight USA jazz musicians Alphonso Johnson, percussionist Don Alias (from Stone Alliance), Cuban conga player Cachete and Argentinian pianist Jorge Dalto. The album was originally released on the small independent Montuno Record label (which was run out of the unassuming Record Mart record store situated in the Times Square underground subway station!) and has been unavailable for many, many years.

Revolucionarios, Los "s/t" LP (Vampisoul) 
Reissue, originally released in 1974. A revolutionary album with a sound unlike that of any other tropical record before or after which could only have come from the Caribbean region of Colombia and the fertile mind of the band's leader, Alfredo Gutiérrez. Innovative arrangements that mix a sax section with electric organ, piano, and accordion, and a killer version of Javier Vázquez's hard salsa tune "Esa Mulata". The rest of the album has hot salsa, boogaloo, and descarga, plus local flavors like paseo and porro and even a Dominican merengue. Part of a new Vampisoul reissue series of classic LPs from Colombia's Codiscos and its group of labels such as Zeida and Costeño. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.


COUNTRY
Clark, Sanford "They Call Me Country" LP (Numero Group) 
Propelled by his 1956 Lee Hazlewood- produced hit "The Fool," Sanford Clark was already a rockabilly legend in his own right by the time he swapped his hair gel and switchblade for a pair of cowboy boots on They Call Me Country. Recorded between 1965-67 and originally released as a series of singles for Phoenix's Ramco label, the 12 tracks on this LP borrow Bakersfield's outlaw sound and ignore Nashville's countrypolitan flair, standing as a true lost masterpiece of country music's third generation. Clark's booming baritone tells tales of bar fights, heartaches, and drinking til you can't stand, while Waylon Jennings provides a backdrop of fuzzed out guitar twang. Mastered from the original session tapes and back on vinyl for the first time since the Nixon administration.


REGGAE
Manudigital "Bass Attack" LP (X-Ray Production) 
Making reggae digital his signature, Manudigital delivers with Bass Attack, an album cut for the live show. On Bass Attack, Manudigital does not hesitate to explore new styles between dub and bass music. There are explosive collaborations with veteran MCs such as General Degree, Red Fox, Junior Cat, and more.

Perry, Lee Scratch "Makumba Rock" 10" (On-U Sound) 
A follow-up to his recently released and critically-acclaimed Rainford set. The A-side of this EP serves up an extended version of album highlight Makumba Rock, vocal mashed into dub in classic Jamaican discomix style/ On the flip is the essential non-album track Heaven & Hell, a psychedelic funk shuffle with decaying horns disintegrating into the fog of effects and relentless Upsetter wisdom. Both cuts are exclusive to this release, the latest in On-Us long-running and highly collectable discoplate series.


WORLD MUSIC
Kulthum, Umm "The Twinkling Star" LP (Fantome Phonographique) 
Reissue, originally released in 1961. Kalthoum is a legendary Egyptian vocalist and one of the biggest celebrities of the 20th century Arab world. This 1961 album originally released on Parlophone is one of the finest examples of her vocal ability and a beautiful example of mid-20th century Egyptian popular music. 


COMPOSERS / LIBRARY MUSIC / NEW AGE
Derbyshire, Delia "Dreams" LP (Fantome Phonographique) 
Delia Derbyshire is one of the most innovative electronic musicians of the 20th century. In the early '60s, she collaborated with the British artist and playwright Barry Bermange for the BBC's Third Programme to produce four "Inventions for Radio", a collage of people describing their dreams, set to a background of electronic sound.This is the first, simply titled The Dreams, an attempt to represent, in sound, the sensation of dreaming. Derbyshire's electronic and musique concrete sound bed is the perfect underscore to the narration, simultaneously jarring, dissonant, and terrifying.

Hurley, Dean "Anthology Resource Vol. II: Philosophy of Beyond" LP (Sacred Bones) 
Philosophy of Beyond, the second volume in sound supervisor Dean Hurley's Anthology Resource series, continues Hurley's experimental soundscape work into more ethereal and celestial territory. 12 tracks weave together a rich sonic tapestry built in part from comb-filtering experiments, tape loops, and sampled eld excursions into unique acoustical environments. A bulk of the LP is assembled from Hurley's sonic contributions to the recent feature lm Perfect (2018, director Eddie Alcazar) as well as material made in residency for Art Gallery of New South Wales' event Masters of Modern Sound... all of which are threaded together into a singular, cohesive dissertation on the afterlife.

Pestang, Luc & Pierre Henry "Saint-Expury" LP (Fantome Phonographique) 
Reissue, originally released as a 10" in 1959. This incredibly rare LP from 1959 is a radio play about the life of French pilot and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, based on the 1956 book by Luc Estang on the subject. Underlying key scenes, Pierre Henry's contribution to the play consists of electronic and musique concrète sounds, adding a contemporary dimension to the text.

Riley, Terry & Gyan Riley "Way Out Yonder" 2xLP (ORG Music) 
The second live release from the duo comprised of iconic American composer and minimalist pioneer Terry Riley and his guitarist/composer son Gyan Riley. The album is comprised of spontaneous improvisations and compositions by both Terry and Gyan, captured during three performances in Canada, Japan and the US, and features the elder Riley on piano, voice, melodica and electronics. The album artwork was created by Barbara Falconer, who also painted the cover of Riley's landmark 1978 record, Sri Camel. The 2018 release is receiving it's first ever vinyl pressing in the form of this 2LP-set from ORG Music, mastered for the format by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering.

Wakhevitch, Igor "Kshatrya (The Eye Of The Bird)" LP (Transversales) 
Never-before released recording by French avant-garde electronic composer Igor Wakhevitch. Wakhevitch composed a bunch of major experimental albums in the '70s, and was close to Jean-Michel Jarre, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, and legendary choreographer Maurice Bejart. After spending almost 30 years in India, Igor Wakhevitch dug in his archives this unreleased work recorded in 1999 on his "Mysterious Island 88" system. Esoteric, sacred, and cosmic, Kshatrya (The Eye Of The Bird) is the logical follow up of Igor's early works and a monumental piece of electronic music.

Wilson Tanner "II" LP (Efficient Space) 
Wilson Tanner come to shore with II, a new album of floating melodies, lightly salted. Throwing electroacoustic conventions overboard, Andrew Wilson (Andras) and John Tanner (Eleventeen Eston) recorded this new work aboard a 1950s riverboat with a resourceful array of weatherproof electronic instruments and a long extension lead. These eight compositions pull in a by-catch of maritime folklore; of siren and selkie, seagull and engine oil slick. Includes download.


ELECTRONIC
Listening Center "Retrieving" LP (Polytechnic Youth) 
Retrieving, Listening Center's 4th album for Polytechnic Youth, is a selection of analogue synth essays recorded between 2016 and 2018. It takes a look at submerged psychic processes and the effects of elusive archetypes which are manifested in the world.

Tycho "Weather" LP/CD (Mom & Pop) 
The highly anticipated release of Tycho's fifth studio album Weather is an exciting progression from his previous output, with most of the new tracks being vocal lead, while still retaining the signature Tycho sound. The sonic shift is enhanced by a collaboration with a young exciting new voice - vocalist Saint Sinner who will be joining the live band following her time in the studio.


EXPERIMENTAL
Ambarchi, Oren, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie & Sam Shalabi "Oglon Day" LP (Thirtythree Thirtythree)
The debut release from the quartet of Oren Ambarchi, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie, and Sam Shalabi. Though Ambarchi had previously worked on separate occasions with Fell and Guthrie, the two days the four musicians spent together in a London studio producing this LP was their first meeting as a quartet, preceding an acclaimed performance at the 2016 Masafat Festival. An effortless blend of their seemingly disparate approaches -- an inspired meeting of the acoustic and the electronic, the composed and the improvised. 

Ambarchi, Oren "Simian Angel" LP (Editions Mego) 
Simian Angel finds Oren Ambarchi renewing his focus on his singular approach to the electric guitar and reflecting on his profound love of Brazilian music. Features the remarkable percussive talents of the legendary Cyro Baptista, a key part of the Downtown scene who has collaborated with everyone from John Zorn and Derek Bailey to Robert Palmer and Herbie Hancock. Like the music of Nana Vasconcelos and Airto Moreira, Simian Angel places Baptista's dexterous and rhythmically nuanced handling of traditional Brazilian percussion instruments into an unexpected musical context. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.

Coil "Theme From The Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex" LP (Musique Pour La Danse) 
LP version now in stock.

Ramleh "The Great Unlearning" LP (Nashazphone) 
Ramleh return with The Great Unlearning, the follow-up to 2015's Circular Time. Four rocking sides with downbeat electronic leanings.


SOUNDTRACKS
"Prom Night" LP (1984 Publishing) 
Soundtrack to the cult Jamie Lee Curtis 1980 slasher! Never-before released on vinyl! The original soundtrack to the 1980 cult slasher. Music by Carl Zittrer and Paul Zaza. Prom Night is a 1980 cult classic Canadian slasher film directed by Paul Lynch, based on a story by Robert Guza Jr., and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and, in a supporting role, Leslie Nielsen. The story concerns a group of high school seniors who are targeted by a mysterious masked killer in revenge for their culpability in the accidental death of a young girl six years earlier. The anniversary of the incident falls on their high school's prom night, when the older sister of the dead girl is being crowned Prom Queen. Newly remastered from the original master tapes, cut at 45 RPM. Artwork by ''Ghoulish'' Gary Pullin. Two variants (randomly sold): ''Bloody Disco Ball'' (red splatter on metallic silver - 650 copies) and ''Disco Acid Flashback'' (royal blue/hot pink/blood red splatter - 350 copies). Includes branded ''tuxedo black'' condom.


PRINTED MATTER
Kearney, Brandan "Brandan Kearney's Official On Cinema At The Cinema Reader, Volume 1 2010-2018" BK (Drag City) 
A deluxe, hardbound, episode-by-episode guide to every aspect of the On Cinema Universe, from the flagship show to all the incarnations of the hit spin-off action series, Decker. Incisive commentary and analysis of the show made famous by its incisive commentary and analysis. Includes rare On Cinema, Decker, and Dekkar documents, photographs, and ephemera. Sure to thrill the rabid fanbase and introduce rabid neophytes as well! Compiled by Brandan Kearney with forewords by hosts Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington. 8.5" x 11" / 284pp.

Wire #426 August 2019 
Jandek on the cover (the first official interview!), plus Russell Haswell invisible jukebox, bits on Roly Porter and much more.


Friday, July 5th

POP/ ROCK
Cashen, Andrew "Back In Texas" LP (Nine Mile) 
Andrew Cashen is best known for his work in two of Austin's most prolific bands: A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit. However, the songwriter/guitarist somehow found time to put together this 8 song retro pop gem - Back In Texas - in between recording and touring with those two projects. Cashen spent a couple weeks in the studio with engineer Stuart Sikes (Modest Mouse, Jack White) and Sweet Spirit bandmate Josh Merry (who co-produced Back In Texas with Cashen). The three of them called in a supporting cast of notable Austin musicians to lend an air of Brill Building orchestration: Walker Lukens on keyboard and guitar, Roky Anne Bullwinkel (The Reputations) on vocals, Jim Campo (Magic Rockers of Texas, Go Fever) on keyboards and bass, Graham Low (A Giant Dog) on cello and bass, Andy Bianculli (Star Parks) on guitar and keyboards, and others. Cashen also chose to sing primarily in his baritone range, lending a distinct 50s crooner style to the tracks.The result is a vintage pop record pulling from some fifty years of influences.

Drones, The "Feelin Kinda Free" LP (Bang!) 
Feelin Kinda Free is The Drones' seventh studio album. It is not your stock jock "modern" retro rehash, rather an avant avalanche of everything coming back to haunt.150 gram vinyl; Edition of 500.

Everything But The Girl "Amplified Heart" LP (Buzzin Fly Records LTD) 
Amplified Heart, Everything But the Girl's million-selling and critically acclaimed seventh studio album, now appears for the first time on vinyl in a deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition mastered at half-speed for optimum audio fidelity by Miles Showell at London's Abbey Road Studios. The record - released in early 1994 by UK alt-pop duo Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt - contains the original version of what was to become the band's biggest hit, "Missing." If Todd Terry's famous house remix took that song onto the world's dance floors and upper reaches of the global pop charts in 1995, the original version also remains a timeless classic and one that perhaps better reflects the enduring appeal of the album's modern-retro hybrid of ardent folk-soul and scratchy electronica.

Hoop, Jesca "STONECHILD" LP (Memphis Industries) 
A culmination of life and musical experience, uncompromising in its vision, the new studio album from Jesca Hoop is a self-described compassion project. Beautiful, subtle and stark, her fifth album, the follow up to 2017s highly acclaimed Memories Are Now, is her best yet. Despite being a long-term resident of Manchester, Hoop, has until now, returned to her native California to record. This time round however, it was according to Hoop time to step out of my comfort zone, my safe place, venturing south to Bristol to team up with producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, This is the Kit). Parishs minimal and purist approach helped clarify Hoop in her ideas and subtly yet effectively realigning her sound. The simplified arrangements draw focus to the fundamental sophistication of the songs.While Hoops trademark finger-plucked guitar and ethereal textures remain, the songs and their presentation are ever more direct.

Queens of the Stone Age "Rated R" LP (Universal Import) 
The kings of stoner rock surprised critics and fans with the breadth of tones, instruments and moods on their second album (2000). This is a more psychedelic trip and multifaceted sound than their debut; and yet, soaring harmonies, horns and steel drums don't change the fact that this is a big, crunchy guitar-powered pile driver-one that sounds spectacular here on 180-gram vinyl. This release adds the bonus song Ode to Clarissa to Feel Good Hit of the Summer; The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret; Better Living Through Chemistry; Auto Pilot; In the Fade, and the rest of the original album!

Rhye "Spirit" LP (Capitol) 
Per Mike Milosh of Rhye, "the sound of Spirit was born out of falling in love with playing the piano again. About a year and a half ago, my girlfriend surprised me with a borrowed piano. It wasn't in the best shape, but it made itself at home in my apartment and I started playing it every morning... just messing around at first, but it slowly became a morning ritual I couldn't shake. My morning piano ritual met my new piano in my favorite studio. I made a rule for myself that I would start something brand new every day, work on that for two hours without judgement and just see what I came up with. Out of the many sketches, Spirit started to take shape: a collection of songs that I did alone in the studio with just a piano, intertwined with collaborations with some of my favorite piano-based musicians. These are songs about love in my life, but also about the love for piano brought back into my life."

Sigur Ros "Agaetis Byrjun: A Good Beginning" (20th Anniversary Edition) 2xLP/4xCD (Krunk) 
Limited 20th Anniversary Edition. The band expand their breakthrough album with demo and archive versions of all songs on the album, plus never-before-heard newly unearthed material from the time, rare b-sides and the full 95-minute concert played in Reykjavík on the day the record was released in 1999. LP version includes download card for bonus material, CD version on bonus discs.


HIP HOP
Anderson.Paak "Ventura" LP (Aftermath/12 Tone Music) 
While he was working on Oxnard, the ever-ambitious Anderson.Paak was recording Ventura at the same time. As he explains it, both albums showcase the duality that has inspired the Grammy-award winning artist throughout his career. "Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine. One town over I went further and found my depth. [I] held one [album] back because that would have been too many songs to perform live!" Now with a more soulful sound representative of the beautiful, scenic Ventura, Anderson.Paak gives us "King James", "Make It Better", and more - with features including Smokey Robinson, André 3000, Nate Dogg among others.

Mac Dre "Best of Mac Dre Vol. 1" LP (Thizz Ent) 
Here on two 180 gram vinyl LPs for the first time are the classics from the legendary SF Bay Area rap star Mac Dre.


CLASSIC ROCK
Bowie, David "The Mercury Demos" LP (Rhino/Parlophone) 
Ten early Bowie recordings captured live in one take to a Revox reel to reel tape machine inBowie's flat in spring 1969, with accompaniment from John "Hutch" Hutchinson on guitar and vocals. Comes in a replica of the original tape box and features one LP, a print, two photo contact sheets, and sleeve notes by Mark Adams. The labels of the LP feature the same EMIDISC acetate styling as Spying Through A Keyhole and Clareville Grove Demos with the song titles in Bowie's own handwriting.

Def Leppard "Pyromania" LP (Mercury) 
While Def Leppard had obviously wanted to write big-sounding anthems on their previous records, Pyromania was where the band's vision coalesced and gelled into something more. More than ever before, the band's songs on Pyromania are driven by catchy, shiny melodic hooks instead of heavy guitar riffs, although the latter do pop up once in a while. But it wasn't just this newly intensified focus on melody and consistent songwriting (and heavy MTV exposure) that made Pyromania a massive success -- and the catalyst for the '80s pop-metal movement.


ROCK N ROLL / ROCKABILLY
Tomcats, The "A Tu Vera" 2xLP (Munster) 
English band Tomcats (who would later become July) spent most of 1965-1966 in Spain, where they played the clubs and released a string of thrilling EPs of feral R&B, collected here along with 1964 demos by The Second Thoughts, their early incarnation. Apart from great versions of then-recent hits by English and American artists, this double-LP includes several original compositions and two covers of Spanish songs made popular by the legendary Lola Flores, which The Tomcats turned into wild, fuzzed-out rockers.


PROG & PSYCH ROCK
Acid Mother's Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. "Wandering The Outer Space" LP (Buh) 
For the first time on vinyl, Wandering The Outer Space marks a new period in the sound of the Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., thanks to the incorporation of new members. Originally released on CD during the first South American tour. At this time, the Japanese masters of psychedelia were: Jyonson Tsu, Kawabata Makoto, Higashi Hiroshi, Mitsuko Tabata, Satoshima Nani, Wolf, and Cotton Casino.

Geronimo Black "Freak Out Phantasia" LP+CD (Munster Record) 
Unreleased late 1960s live and studio sessions by Geronimo Black, a Los Angeles band which featured members of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention (Jimmy Carl Black, Bunk Gardner, Ray Collins, and Denny Walley) and main songwriter Andy Cahan, part of Dr John's band at the time. Recorded a few years before their self-titled debut from 1972, these tracks form a loose exercise in spontaneity and sheer art which has been lost in the mists of time until now. Includes CD with four bonus tracks.


PUNK / HARDCORE  
Pop, Iggy "Zombie Birdhouse" LP 
Iggy Pop's long-lost classic Zombie Birdhouse, a heady concoction of drones, Afrobeats and freeform lyrics, was his 6th solo studio album and represents him at his freewheeling best. Available on vinyl for the first time since the original Chris Stein produced release on Animal Records in 1982, the reissue was remastered by Paschal Byrne and features singles "Run Like A Villain" and "The Villagers," sleevenotes by Irvine Welsh, and rare photographs from the original Esther Friedman photoshoot.


GOTH / DARKWAVE
Boy Harsher "Come Closer" 12" (Nude Club) 
Boy Harsher  "Tears" 12" (Nude Club)
On the heels of the critical and commercial success of the band's last album Careful, Boy Harsher return with two remix 12-inches - Tears and Come Closer - featuring some legends and some up and comers in electronic circles. The Tears maxi 12" vinyl comprises four tracks including the Original Mix, a Silent Servant Remix, a Minimal Violence Remix and an Instrumental version.

Pleasure Symbols "Closer and Closer Apart" LP (Avant!) 
New LP from Australian post-punk band.

She Past Away "Disko Anksiyete" LP (Metropolis) 
She Past Away presents the beautifully melancholic new album Disko Anksiyete. This unique act blends dark-wave with an 80's influence, post-punk era guitars with minimalist poetry in sung Turkish. She Past Away is a driving, mesmerizing outburst of sentimental anxiety through the nihilistic mind-frame, it is both personal & broad, like a wondering mind brave enough to question taboo existence.

Veil of Light "Inflict" LP (Avant!) 
New LP from Swiss darkwave group.


MINIMAL WAVE
Alesia Cosmos "Aeroproducts" LP (Rotorelief) 
Reissue, originally released in 1985. In the '80s, Alésia Cosmos was one of those pioneering groups that invented a handful of things: uprooted electro, pop-shifted, funk. In 1985, the second album Aeroproducts was published by the Swiss label Hat Hut Records. Includes bonus material.


METAL
Abbath "Outstrider" CD (Season of Mist) 
Legendary metal icon Abbath makes his thunderous return with the new album 'Outstrider.' Three years in the making, 'Outstrider' proves that the infamous mastermind is one of the genre's most incisive songwriters. As the furious stomp of the title track, the churn of "Harvest Pyre" and the neck-snapping "Scythewinder" prove, 'Outstrider' is a must-have album and Abbath is indeed the master of the riff.

Elder "The Gold & Silver Sessions" CD (Blues Funeral Recordings) 
Capturing Elder's expanding dynamic and ongoing progression, The Gold & Silver Sessions is an experimental album of ranging psychedelic jams that captures their expressive and nuanced development in a way a "regular" studio release wouldn't. This is still the band who put out 2017's crushing "Reflections of a Floating World," but following their imagination in an entirely new direction.

Rhapsody, Turilli / Lione "Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution)" CD (Nuclear Blast) 
Almost ten years ago the band Rhapsody of Fire split into. Guitarist and songwriter Luca Turilli went on to form Luca Turilli's Rhapsody while vocalist Fabio Lione would carry on under the name Rhapsody of Fire. It's now 2019 and both prev members as well as former Rhapsody members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers, and Alex Holzwarth have come together to form Rhapsody, Turilli / Lione and release their new album "Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution)". A collection of ten incredible tracks that maintain the band's theatrical and symphonic metal roots while bringing the genre to new plateaus.

Ulver "Drone Activity 13.10.18" LP (House of Mythology) 
70 minutes of the live show have been meticulously mixed and mastered for this release. Drone Activity stares into the abyss, documenting those moments in Oslo after the last rays of sun speckle the surface and careless subterranean streams start determining the course.

Yob "Live at Roadburn 2010" LP (Roadburn) 
Yob "Live at Roadburn 2012" LP (Roadburn) 
Two live albums from stoner / doom metal group.


JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Brown, Clifford "New Star On The Horizon" LP (Down at Dawn) 
Reissue, originally issued as a mono 10-inch on Blue Note in 1953. This improved reissue features four bonus tracks on the B side. Features arranger Quincy Jones, alto saxophonist Gigi Gryce, tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse.

Coltrane, John "A Jazz Delegation From The East" LP (Down at Dawn) 
A great document consisting of two different 1956, Hollywood, studio sessions with the young John Coltrane leading a true jazz delegation from the East. A NY/Philly-based quartet featuring young lions such as pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones.

Gordon, Dexter "Clubhouse" LP (Blue Note) 
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. One of the enduring mysteries of Blue Note history is that superb sessions such as Dexter Gordon's Clubhouse (recorded in 1965) remained unreleased in the vault until the late 1970s. Recorded during the middle of Gordon's "golden period" career renaissance after he signed with Blue Note in 1961, the tenor saxophone legend is joined by Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and the remarkable rhythm section of Barry Harris on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and the great Billy Higgins on drums. Blue Note Tone Poet series.

Hope, Elmo Trio "New Faces, New Sounds" LP (Down at Dawn) 
Reissue, originally released as a 10-inch on Blue Note in 1953. The album reissue includes an extra track on Side B. From the original liner notes: "His original material, though it has the intense, rapt quality of Bud's, remains personal, whether it be the relatively serene approach of 'Happy Hour' or the minor Moroccan mood of 'Stars Over Marakech'."

Lee, Jeanne / Ran Blake "The Newest Sound Around" LP (Down at Dawn) 
Reissue, originally released in 1962. Produced by "Third Stream" genius Gunther Schuller, The Newest Sound Around stands as one of the most original and creative vocal-piano duet albums in jazz history. Deep, intimate, and atmospheric music that naturally flows through transformed jazz standards, mournful gospels, and highly imaginative originals.


LATIN JAZZ
Pozo, Chano "Rumbero Mayor: An Overview of the Legendary Afro-Cuban Conguero That Changed Latin Music and Jazz Forever" 2xLP (Grosso!) 
Some tracks have been remastered and restored and some are presented on vinyl after many years. Format and selection designed for DJs, collectors, and general public. Complete liner notes Spanish/English by collector and DJ, Pablo "Bongohead" Yglesias. Edition of 500.

Robert y su Banda "Soy La Ley" LP (Vampisoul) 
Released in 1978, Soy La Ley by Robert Y Su Banda is an obscure and sought-after slab of Colombian salsa dura. The record has the special distinction of having the "original" version of Joe Arroyo's monster hit "Rebelión" hidden in plain sight on its second side under the title "El Mulato". Part of a new Vampisoul reissue series of classic LPs from Colombia's Codiscos and its group of labels such as Zeida and Costeño. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.


FOLK
Basho, Robbie "Visions of the Country" LP (Gnome Life) 
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original release of Visions of the Country, Gnome Life presents a beautiful Limited Anniversary Edition. This is a strictly limited release of 600 LPs on "crystal" clear vinyl, with special collector's edition details, and an exclusive poster. Recorded in the height of Robbie Basho's creative career, Visions of the Country was originally released at the end of 1978, slipping quickly out of print and into relative obscurity. The album is comprised of technically superb instrumentation (6 & 12 string guitars and piano); majestic compositions; transcendent singing and whistling; and astonishing lyrical, emotional, and spiritual depths.


SOUL
Baby Huey "The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend" LP (Rhino) 
Reissue of this Chicago Soul classic.

Dibango, Manu "African Voodoo" LP (Hot Casa) 
Reissue, originally released in 1972. A fantastic and rare album by the Afro soul maestro. Feature the best of the French soul scene at the time: Yvan Julien, Slim Pezin, Jacques Bolognesi, Lucien Dobat, Emile Boza, Manfred, and the conductor himself at the vibraphone, marimba, saxophone, organ. 180 gram vinyl; Includes interview by Jacques Denis.

Maxayn "s/t" LP (Vampisoul) 
Reissue, originally released in 1972.Paulette Parker joined The Ikettes in 1967, before meeting Andre Lewis and changing her name to Maxayn Lewis. Both of them would form the band Maxayn in 1970. Their self-titled debut includes two soulful and deep covers of The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want" along with some outstanding original songs. A superb record of soul and funk spiced up with a gospel vibe and also a distinctive rock sound. Presented in facsimile gatefold sleeve and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Simone, Nina "Nina Simone With Strings" LP (Cornbread) 
Reissue, originally released in 1966. The 1966 oddity Nina Simone With Strings was issued by Coolpix a couple of years after she left the company to begin recording for Philips. A strange mix of live recordings and studio outtakes, released without her knowledge or permission, the presence of orchestral strings on several tracks gives the album its title and overriding theme.

Simone, Nina "Nina's Choice" LP (Cornbread) 
Reissue, originally released in 1963. Coolpix's 1963 release, Nina's Choice, was titled in reference to the fact that Simone chose the entire contents. Simone draws from a range of pop, folk, blues, and show tunes, all interpreted and delivered in her uniquely expressive style.


WORLD MUSIC
v/a "Digital Kabar: Electronic Maloya From La Reunion Since 1980" LP (Infine) 
Compilation of electronic music from Reunion, an island in the Indian Ocean. Combining tropical sounds, sunny moods, and créole dialect, Digital Kabar features mostly unknown artists from the island. It is the perfect summer-opening compilation for both rare groove diggers and DJs in search of the best tropical beats. Features Patrick Manent, Boogzbrown, Loya, and more.

v/a "Cambodian Nuggets" LP (Akenaton) 
Before the Khmer Rouge took power in 1975, unleashing a horrifying genocide, Cambodia had one of the most vibrant and exciting music scenes in Asia, mixing traditional Khmer music and a myriad of western genres. Gathered on Cambodian Nuggets are some of the most talented and unique musicians from that amazing era with an explosive collection of tracks sure to blow the mind of the listener. Features Ros Serey Sothea, Sinn Sisamouth, Baksey Cham Krong + Mol Kamach, and more. Edition of 500.

Valle, Marcos "Sempre" LP (Far Out) 
Sempre is Brazilian titan Marco Valle's fifth album for the label, following 2010's critically acclaimed Estatica. Updating Valle's seminal boogie-era sound, Sempre spans ecstatic disco, cosmic samba, and late-night jazz-funk, drawing obvious comparisons to some of Valle's late-seventies and early-eighties output. Features Azymuth bassist Alex Malheiros, a horn section including Valle's go-to high-trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, and percussion master Armando Marcal. LP version comes on 180 gram vinyl; includes download code.

Ravi Hatchud, Muhavishla "Bombay Palace" 7" (Outernational Sounds) 
Sensational early-seventies funk bomb by Muhavishla Ravi Hatchud and The Indo Jazz Following. Super-rough organ funk, like a dream combination of Mingus, Jimmy Smith, and Zigaboo Modeliste from The Meters -- plus Ravi's ramped-up sitar, like a tripping, undercover Bo Diddley. The first in a new series of Outernational 45s. Limited edition, numbered.

Sharon / Usha Uthup "Aaj Ki Raat" 7" (Outernational Sounds) 
Disco beat stepper from Sharon's super sexy disco mischief on a love-to-love summer beat, followed by Usha's 24-carat version excursion from way out East on a "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" back beat. Super disco, heavy duty. Individually hand-numbered 45. Floor fillers with an Outernational twist.

Onete, Dona "Rebujo" LP (Mais Um) 
Dona Onete, the grande dame of Amazonian song, returns with her third album Rebujo, a love letter to her hometown of Belém, situated deep in the Amazon. Rebujo brims with two music styles born in Belém: carimbós, influenced by African grooves, and bangues, a ska-type rhythm. Plus, there's a cumbia, brega ("romantic" music) and samba.

v/a "Give Me Love: Songs of the Brokenhearted: Baghdad, 1925-1929" LP (Honest Jon's) 
Back in print! The second in Honest Jon's series of albums exploring the earliest 78s held in the EMI Hayes Archive. This is a wondrous, deeply poignant glimpse of social living since obliterated, in which ethnicities, faiths and traditions appear woven richly together, however precariously. The recordings have been startlingly restored at Abbey Road; they are presented here with full translations, rare photographs, and notes. Features Mulla Abdussaheb, Sayed Abbood, Dahi Ben Walid, and more. Gatefold sleeve.


COMPOSERS / LIBRARY MUSIC / NEW AGE
Bagueste, Justo & Suso Saiz "Inducing The Pleasure Dreams V2" LP (Geometrik) 
In 1995 Justo Bagüeste released a record called I.P.D.; it claimed to induce in the listener a pleasant dream, heading for the final sprint towards that collective promise beyond the end of the millennium. In 2016, Bagüeste and Suso Saiz (producer of I.P.D.) performed at Periferias Festival in Huesca; they were to play a reinterpretation of the recording they had made twenty years before. Firmly stuck in that moment, they offered a session of sonic haze based on dialog and improvisation -- the 40 minutes of music presented here stem from that haze. This re-reading of I.P.D. is like an agile pirouette against the inertia of time; it reminds one how intimately electronic music has been related to spirituality since the beginning, and how that bond seems to have diluted in the 21st century. Edition of 500.

Belfi, Andrea "Strata" LP (Float) 
Float presents the next release from drummer and composer Andrea Belfi following on from his 2017 debut album Ore. Strata is an organic evolution of the unique synthesis of hypnotizing drumming and ensnaring electronic patterns Belfi has become renowned for. Strata's inception is due to Belfi's playful experiments with North African Gnawa rhythms with which Belfi created basic guide tracks that were later expanded upon. On "Fault", Belfi plays a self-built trimba, a triangular percussion ideated by legendary street musician Moondog.


ELECTRONIC
Bonobo "Linked" 12" (Ninja Tune) 
Bonobo returns with new single 'Linked'. The dance floor-ready new release from the LA-based producer (aka Simon Green) is an atmospheric slow-builder, perfectly tuned for festivals this summer. It follows his compiling of the inaugural "fabric Presents" compilation, which featured a new song 'Ibrik' (picked as Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1), and comes after the career-defining 2017 album Migration, which reached the UK Top 5, received two GRAMMY nominations and saw him headline festivals and sell out multiple global tours with an expanded live show.

Fukutomi, Yukihiro "Feel My Love Vibes" 12" (Studio Mule) 
Japanese house music legend Yukihiro Fukutomi's debut single on 1992. First time reissue. Released after being forgotten for a long time, probably because very small production and released in only Japan. Four different versions of pure jazzy deep house masterpiece.
Hood, Robert "Master Builder" 12" (Tresor) Twenty-five years after its initial release, and accompanying the re-release of Internal Empire, Tresor present a 180 gram pressing of Robert Hood's Master Builder. "25 years ago, I was faced with the challenge of following up on Minimal Nation. I cancelled all my tour dates for that summer, setup my studio in the living room and began to work on Internal Empire. My intention was to create something distinctively different. Looking out my living room window in Detroit watching people go by gave me a new perspective. It made me look at the world within myself." --Robert Hood

Ratti, Nicola "Continental" LP (Students of Decay) 
Milan-based multi-instrumentalist Nicola Ratti presents Continental. Conceived of by Ratti as a "series of big rooms or places to get lost in, full of small details and characterized each by a single flavor or perfume," it is a surprising and vibrant collection of music. Ratti forms the duo Bellows with Giuseppe Ielasi. "Cuarto" features Dale Cornish. Includes download code; first edition of 300.


EXPERIMENTAL
Brotzmann Massaker, Caspar "Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore" LP (Southern Lord) 
Originally released in 1992, "Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore" is the third Massaker album, released by Rough Trade Germany. According to Caspar Brötzmann, the title track and "Bass Totem" are the band's most accomplished songs. It's certainly the most sonicly refined of their albums, recorded during a residency over several weeks at the pastoral site of Conny Plank's studio near Cologne, and produced by Ingo Krauss and Bruno Gebhard, who had worked with the famed Krautrock producer until his death in 1987.

Brotzmann Massaker, Caspar "Koksofen" LP (Southern Lord) 
Southern Lord presents the next Caspar Brotzmann Massaker reissues in the ongoing series, continuing with Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore and Koksofen. Caspar Brotzmann is one of the most unique and innovative guitarists of the last 40 years. With his Berlin-based trio Massaker, he evolved a whole new autonomous approach to writing rock songs, starting from sounds that were widely considered ornamental if not detrimental "sonic waste," such as shrieking feedback and droning overtones. This plethora of sounds was arranged into tracks to sound like breaking concrete, grinding metal, or bursting glass, at once monumental and threatening, impenetrable, and hermetic, yet also archaically tender and loving.

Coil "Theme From The Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex" CD (Musique Pour La Danse) 
Coil's unreleased soundtrack for the VHS only, pre-internet, sexual education documentary entitled The Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex released in 1992. Members for this project were John Balance, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, and Danny Hyde. The set can be seen as a delightful collection of Balearic beats, smoking jazz not far removed from Badalamenti's work with David Lynch, somewhat of an ambient house album for your home listening and early morning sunrise dances, Coil style. LP version comes on purple vinyl.

Haino, Keiji & Charles Hayward "A Loss Permitted To Open Its Eyes For But Three Hours And There Glimpsed, Finally In Focus A Mystery That Begs Earnestly..." LP (Thirtythree Thirtythree) 
Experimental music pioneer Keiji Haino teams up with Charles Hayward, British drummer and founding member of This Heat and Camberwell Now. A Loss Permitted... comprises a live recording of the duo's improvised performance at the Copeland Gallery in London in July 2016. The result is fascinating: a mix of air synths, distortions, improvised Japanese poetry and warped guitar sounds.

Muslimgauze "Babylon is Iraq" LP (Staalplaat) 
The head-spinning "Kaliskinazure" was a track selected for Staalplaat's 1996 compilation Sonderangebot. An extended "Kaliskinazure" and "Kaliskinazure _ Momada" make up two of four tracks on Babylon Is Iraq. The lengthy "Momada" closes out the album with a different, more tersely internal arrangement surrounding the same percussion pattern that will be familiar to any Sonderangebot fans. Edition of 500 (numbered).

Tashi Dorji "But a Night That Ends..." LP (Moone Records) 
Reissue of OOP cassette release.

To Live and Shave in L.A. "Spatters of a Royal Sperm" LP (Hanson) 
"Twenty-four years ago back in 1994 the first To Live and Shave in L.A. CD 30-Minuten Männercreme was released. Jim Magas, the indie buyer at the local Ann Arbor Borders Books and Music convinced myself and pal Andrew W.K. to buy it... telling us that it's some of the most fucked up music we would ever hear. He wasn't wrong, it blew our teenage minds... we had NEVER heard ANYTHING that sounded like this... and it remains one of the most influential music releases of my life. It was and is one of the most psychedelic things I've ever heard. It was a maximalist blast of pause-button tape 'loops', doubled up rock crooner vocals, noise guitar blasts (supplied by Harry Pussy's Bill Orcutt), recorded and mixed with mind scrambling hi-fi clarity, by Tom and long-time Miami underground music beacon Frank Falestra, aka Rat Bastard. Before that monumental album was recorded, TLASILA's main man Tom Smith had recorded 4 songs to be released as a 7 inch back in 1992. The label, afraid of the new name wanted to release the record under Tom's previous moniker Peach Of Immortality. This wouldn't do as it was a new beast all of its own. Alas, the release was shelved... until now. The Side A of this LP contains the complete unleaded 4 song 7 inch, recorded by Tom in his very first of many projects with longtime collaborator Rat Bastard. Tape loops of dollar bin garbage reworked into disorienting alien rock music with freak-pop hooks. I challenge you to find me another recording project as freaked out and unlike anything as this. Go for it! No hyperbole... This is the unheard blueprint recordings of one of the most creative projects in the history of underground music. The B-side of this LP is unreleased dub experiments Tom was doing through the years 1977-1980 and available only on this vinyl, and not available with the digital download." --Aaron Dilloway, May 2019


SOUNDTRACKS
"Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth" by Christopher Young LP (Lakeshore) 
First time on LP.

"Stranger Things: Music from the Netflix Original Series Season 3" by v/a CD (SMG) 
Original soundtrack to the 2019 Netflix TV series. This soundtrack of the series' Season 3 features 15 classic tracks and the debut of an original cast recording.

"The Beach Bum" by John Debney LP (Milan) 
This unique, heartfelt and cutting edge comedy stars Matthew McConaughey in the role of Moondog, the titular beach bum. The film follows the unpredictable adventure of this rebellious poet and lovable rogue through Miami and the Florida Keys where he meets colorful characters interpreted by the likes of Jimmy Buffet, Snoop Dogg, Martin Lawrence and Zac Efron. The Beach Bum features an exciting soundtrack with cuts by the likes of Jimmy Buffet, Gordon Lightfoot, Stephen Bishop, Waylon Jennings and many more. It includes "Moonfog", an original song by Jimmy Buffet written for the film. The playful and charming score by John Debney bookends this future cult album. In addition to CD and digital releases, The Beach Bum is also getting the vinyl treatment. The vinyl release is pressed on transparent blue vinyl and housed inside a dress jacket with inner sleeve.

"Twin Peaks: Season Two Music And More" by Angelo Badalamenti & David Lynch CD (Rhino) 
The missing piece in the incredibly successful new release and reissue campaign for the Twin Peaks series has been the mysterious soundtrack to Season Two! The TV program aired in 1990-1991, without the traditional accompanying record release, and it was not until 2007 that the soundtrack album was issued, and only as a very limited CD via David Lynch's own label. And so we have an artefact that has never been available on digital services, and more importantly, never on vinyl, and long gone on CD. Once again we have David Lynch himself overseeing the reissue pressed on 180g vinyl & with stills from the film included in the gatefold jacket.


DVD & BLU-RAY
Flash Gordon BluRay (Universal Studios)
 
New York Ripper 3-Disc BluRay (Blue Underground) 
A blade-wielding psychopath is on the loose, turning The Big Apple bright red with the blood of beautiful young women. As NYPD detective Fred Williams follows the trail of butchery from the decks of the Staten Island Ferry to the sex shows of Times Square, each brutal murder becomes a sadistic taunt. In the city that never sleeps, the hunt is on for the killer that can't be stopped! Exclusive Limited Collector's Edition includes Blu-ray, DVD, Soundtrack CD, collectable booklet, reversible sleeve, and 3D lenticular slipcover.


PRINTED MATTER
Vainio, Mika "M.T.V. 15.05.1963 - 12.04.2017" BOOK+CD (Blast First Petite) 
260-page, full-color, hardback book -- a PsychoPomp is a "guide of souls", whose purpose is to escort deceased souls from Earth to the afterlife. Contains a collection of photographs from the Vainio family archive. It also includes an album-length exclusive CD of previously unreleased Pansonic performance recordings -- "Turku Moai - live on Rapa Nui".