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Friday, June 16th

POP / ROCK
Andrew Jackson Jihad "Knife Man" CS (Lauren Records)
B Boys "Dada" CD/LP (Captured Tracks) New full-length from the Brooklyn trio of frill-free rock music that feels indebted to the last several decades of goofy punks-from Ian Svenonius to their tourmates Parquet Courts.
Big Star "The Best of Big Star" CD/LP (Fantasy)
Bonnie Prince Billy "Leonard b/w Carolyn" 7" (Drag City)
Broadside "Paradise" CD (Victory)
Brue, Sammy "I Am Nice" CD (New West)
Cantu-Ledesma, Jefre "On the Echoing Green" CD/LP (Mexican Summer) An elegant release of shimmering sound from the San Francisco musician and founder of the Root Strata label. Conceived as an experiment in collaboration, On Echoing Green is eight rapturous and melodic slow dives of swirling guitar, bass, synthesizer, piano, and drum machines, accented by heavenly vocal arcs from Argentinian musician Sobrenadar and contributions from Alexis Georgopoulous and Byron Westbrook. Available on colored vinyl.
Dead Heavens "Whatever Witch You Are" CD (Dine Alone Music)
Dirt Devil "st" LP (Redscroll)
Ditto, Beth "Fake Sugar" CD (Capitol) New debut full-length solo release for the ex-Gossip singer. On Fake Sugar Ditto's powerhouse voice remains a steely, piercing instrument imbued with Southern sass and dynamic range.
Drums "Abysmal Thoughts" CD/LP (Anti) New fourth record from the Brooklyn indie-pop band, available on colored vinyl while it lasts.
Eaters "2017" LP (Dull Tools)
ESG "Step Off" LP (Fire) New reissue of the 2002 LP from the highly influential, frequently sampled, and little-known New York no-wave rap group, founded by sisters Renee, Valerie, and Marie Scroggins in 1978.
Flaming Lips "The Flaming Lips Onboard the International Space Station Concert for Peace" LP (WEA) Limited release of seven live(ish) tracks from Oczy Mlody reimagined as a fictional/fantastical live Flaming Lips performance on the International Space Station.
Fleet Foxes "Crack Up" CD/LP (Nonesuch) New third full-length release for the indie folk quintet from Seattle. Crack Up might be their most complex and compelling to date. Robin Pecknold's songwriting retreats inward while around him dense folk compositions rise and fall on a massive scale. A well executed melding of the band's two previous full-lengths, funnelled into a new, focused vision.
Galavis, Quin "The Battery Line" CD/LP (Super Secret Records) New third full-length from the Austin based musician and his follow-up to last year's "My Life in Steel and Concrete". The Battery Line features Austin musicians Thor Harris (Swans/Shearwater), Sabrina Ellis (Sweet Spirit/A Giant Dog), and more.
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit "The Nashville Sound" CD/LP (Southeastern) New sixth studioalbum from the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and former member of Drive-By Truckers, and his third with The 400 Unit. Even if Isbell only plays a miniscule role in defining what comes out of Nashville these days, he's exercising that influence the best he can on The Nashville Sound. The album is more eclectic and energetic than his other recent efforts, which have seen Isbell's voice and vitality as a songwriter crystallize just as his sound, for better or worse, has become slicker and more uniform. On colored vinyl while it last.
Loewenstein, Jason "Spooky Action" CD/LP (Joyful Noise Recordings) Bone colored vinyl while it lasts.
Lorde "Melodrama" CD (Universal) The New Zealand pop singer-songwriter captures emotions like none other on her second album. A masterful study of being a young woman, Melodrama is a sleek and humid pop record full of grief and hedonism, crafted with the utmost care and wisdom -- introspective without being indulgent.
Missing Pages "st" CS (Self Released)
Moby & The Void Pacific Choir "More Fast Songs About The Apocalypse" LP (Mute)
Kevin Morby "City Music" CD/LP (Dead Oceans) New fourth full-length solo release for the former Woods bassist. Inspired by cities and music of the mid-70s. If last year's Singing Saw had the pace and feel of going down river, City Music has that of heading down the avenue. Morby vacillates in both settings comfortably, claiming them as his element.
Mulaney, John "The Comeback Kid" LP (Drag City)
Nau, Michael "Some Twist" CD/LP (Suicide Squeeze) New second full-length solo release for the Maryland artist who was a member of Cotton Jones and Page France. By incorporating vintage influences with so much skill, Nau channels yesterday's greats without ever lazily copying them. Instead, he transports you to way back when, then makes it sound of the moment.
Nickelback "Feed the Machine" CD (BMG) Still going
Peacers "Introducing the Crimsmen" LP (Drag City)
Porcupine Tree "On The Sunday Of Life" LP (K Scope)
Portugal. the Man "Woodstock" CD (Atlantic) Indie veterans eighth full-length features production from Mike D, Danger Mouse, and John Hill.
Ride "Weather Diaries" CD/LP (Wichita Recordings) The great shoegaze reunion continues with the return and first new record in 21 years from the Oxford foursome. Whichever model of Ride one is expecting, and however closely Weather Diaries gets to such expectations, they've succeeded at moving past the "heritage' tour stage and have planted their feet on new ground. For now, Ride have amended their own ending, and also left it unwritten.
Royal Blood "How Did We Get So Dark?" CD/LP (WEA)
Royal Trux "Live: Platinum Tips + Ice Cream" LP (Drag City)
Sensor, Travis "Andy Warhol's Dream" CD/LP (Jagjaguwar) Debut full-length from the young rising singer-songwriter, follows two well received EPs and features appearances by members of the bands Foxygen and Whitney. On silver colored vinyl while we have it.
Shook, Abram "Love at Low Speed" CD/LP (Western Vinyl) The Austin based musician's new third full-length follows the failure of an 11 year relationship and touches heavily on the matter. Love at Low Speed is a personal album, which explores themes of love, loss, and connecting with others, all themes he has been careful to avoid on previous albums. Colored vinyl.
Sweet, Matthew "Tomorrow Forever" CD (S. Matthew Sweet) The Nebraska alternative / power pop songwriter returns from a six-year hiatus to release his new album, Tomorrow Forever. The album is an introspective collection inspired by Matthew's move to his native Omaha and the tragic loss of his mother. From that loss, Matthew overcame writer's block with a burst of creative spirit, recording 38 songs in his newly built full production home studio, before narrowing it down to this final edit.
Tindersticks "Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith" LP (City Slang) New full-length from the English band.

HIP HOP
Big Boi "BOOMIVERSE" CD (Epic)
Blacastan & Stu Bangas "The Uncanny Adventures of Watson & Holmes" LP (Brick Records)
DJ Q-Bert "Super Seal Breaks" LP (Thud Rumble) Purple vinyl
DJ Q-Bert "SuperSeal 3D" LP (Thud Rumble)
Gucci Mane & Zaytoven "Mama's Basement" LP (Omerta Inc.) Gucci Mane's mixtape from last year gets the vinyl treatment with a very limited pressing.
Jonwayne "Rap Album Number 2" CD/LP (Authors Recording Company) Great new full-length from the emcee and producer from LA.
Juicy The Emissary "Attention K-Mart Choppers" LP (Street Corner Music) Remixed 90s K-Mart tapes.
Kiefer "Kickinit Alone" LP (Leaving Records)
Ras G "The Gospel of the God Spell" LP (Street Corner Music) The latest from the LA beatsmith, and once again the man does not disappoint.
Soul Jazz Records presents BOOMBOX 2: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap CD/LP (Soul Jazz)
TUT "Preacher's Son" LP (Vinyl Digital)

CLASSIC
Bowie, David "Be My Wife" 7"
Bowie, David "Hunky Dory" LP (Rhino) New limited reissue of the 1971 LP now on gold colored vinyl.
Cheap Trick "We're All Alright!" CD (Big Machine) Standard and deluxe CD versions in stock
Rosebud "s/t" CD (Omnivore)
v/a "Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht" CD/LP (Numero Group)

COUNTRY
Carter Family "American Epic: The Best of the Carter Family" LP (Third Man Records)
Dennis the Fox "Mother Trucker" LP (Modern Harmonic)
Earle, Steve & The Dukes "So You Wannabe An Outlaw" CD/LP (WEA)
V/A "American Epic: The Best of Country" LP (Third Man Records)

BLUES
Hurt, Mississippi John "American Epic: The Best of Mississippi John Hurt" LP (Third Man Records)
Johnson, Blind Willie "American Epic: The Best of Blind Willie Johnson" LP (Third Man Records)
Lead Belly "American Epic: The Best of Lead Belly" LP (Third Man Records)
Memphis Jug Band "American Epic: The Best of Memphis Jug Band" LP (Third Man Records)
V/A "American Epic: The Best of Blues" LP (Third Man Records) Soundtrack from the British documentary of the same name.
v/a "Black Cat Trail" LP (Mamlish)
v/a "Chicago Slickers Volume 2 1948-1955" LP (Nighthawk)
v/a "Home Again Blues" LP (Mamlish)
v/a "New Deal Blues" LP (Mamlish)

JAZZ
Henriksen, Arve "Chiaroscuro" LP (Rune Grammofon) New limited reissue of Norwegian trumpeter and member of Supersilent Arve Henriksen's 2004 CD, now on vinyl for the first time.
Lowe, Mundell "Blues For A Stripper" LP (Modern Harmonic)
Orchestra Soledad "Vamonos / Let's Go" LP (BBE)

WORLD
Mansion "Devil Woman" LP (PMG Germany)
Songhoy Blues "Resistance" CD/LP (Fat Possum)
Piri "Voces Querem Mate?" LP (Far Out Recordings)
Verocai, Arthur "Encore" LP (Far Out Recordings) New ten-year anniversary reissue of Arthur Verocai's Encore, originally released in 2007. The highly anticipated follow-up to Arthur's eponymous debut album from 1972, Encore features 11 original compositions from Arthur Verocai with guest musicians including Azymuth, Ivan Lins, and a nine-piece string section. Encore combines Brazilian influences with Verocai's take on American soul and cinematic experimentation, and shows that Arthur's sound is as poignant as it ever was. The LP version marks the first time this release is presented on vinyl.
v/a "Ote Maloya" LP (Strut)
V/A "Welcome to Zamrock: Vol. 1" CD/LP (Now Again Records)
Williams, Shina & His African Percussionists "Agboju Logun" LP (Strut)

METAL
Carach Angren "Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten" CD (Season of Mist)
Danzig "Black Laden Crown" LP (Season of Mist) New studio full-length from Glenn and band, now available on colored vinyl.
Destruction "Bestial Invasion of Hell" LP (Floga) Demo recordings from one of the best German thrash groups.
Devastation "Idolatry" LP (Repulsive Echo) Reissue of this devastating album from Texas thrashers, originally released in 1991. Limited edition of 500.
Funeral Mist "Devilry" LP (Norma Evangelicum Diaboli) Reissue of cult Swedish black metal EP from 1998 with their 1996 demo tracks added as a bonus.
Iced Earth "Incorruptible" CD (Century Media) New record from the long-running American power-metal band.
Kowloon Walled City 'Gambling On The Richter Scale" LP (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) Reissue of the San Francisco band's 2009 debut LP.
Kowloon Walled City 'Turk Street" LP (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) Reissue of the San Francisco band's 2008 EP.
Krallice "Prelapsarian" LP (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) Prelapsarian is the most compact of the New York-based metal band's albums. On these dense thirty-five minutes, they have both feet planted on terra firma and are racing against the doomsday clock.
Overkill "I Hear Black" LP (Backbite) Import reissue of 1992 album.
Overkill "W.F.O." LP (Backbite) Import reissue of 1994 album.
Vampillia + The Body "xoroAHbin" LP (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey)
Warlord "Rising Out of the Ashes" 3LP LP (High Roller) Triple LP version of their 2002 album. Limited edition of 500.
Warlord "The Holy Empire" LP (Backbite) Triple LP version of their 2013 album. Limited edition of 500.
Wolf "Edge of the World" LP (High Roller) Reissue of 1984 NWOBHM classic.

PUNK
Bellicose Minds "Incision" 7" (Black Water Records)
Blue Dolphin "Earth Day" CS (Self Released) Latest single from the Texas weirdo cowboy punks, back in stock.
Fried Egg "Back & Forth" 7" (Beach Impediment)
Long Knife "Sewers Of Babylon" 7" (Beach Impediment)
TV Eye "The Lost Studio Recordings 1977-1978" LP (Seventeen Records) First ever release of the lost studio recordings and no-fi relics of Birmingham's first garage-punk band, TV Eye. 1977-1978 comprises five studio tracks and six tracks from a raw rehearsal session. LP version comes on red vinyl; Edition of 300.
Una Bestia Incontrolable "Metamorfosi" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus)
v/a "Bingo! French Punk Exploitation 1978-1981" LP (Born Bad) New compilation explores humorous punk that was produced in France after Plastic Bertrand's interplanetary hit "Ça Plane Pour Moi". In the face of Mr. Bertrand's huge success, A&R executives had all of their seasoned producers, composers, and lyricists to create eccentric arrangements, with daft and stereotyped lyrics. Most of these punk hoaxes are real lousy, but some numbers, while they didn't reach the success of "Ça Plane Pour Moi", were inspired and more creative than the songs they hijacked and mimicked.
Wiccans "Sailing a Crazy Ship" LP (Dull Tools) New third long-player from the Denton formed, now Austin-based punk band featuring members of Radioactivity, Institute, Bad Sports, Video and more. It's a ripper, with traces of Thin Lizzy as well as Poison Idea. Sailing a Crazy Ship was recorded by Mark Ryan and Jeff Burke (both of Marked Men / Radioactivity.)

PROG / PSYCH
Blops "Del Volar De Las Palomas" LP (Guerssen)
Blops "s/t" LP (Guerssen)
Brainstorm "Last Smile" CD (Garden Of Delights)
Can "The Singles" CD/LP (Mute) For completists, archivists and newcomers alike, Can - The Singles affords a comprehensive overview of the legendary krautrock pioneers' outings beyond their run of seminal classic albums, notably rounding up a lot of material which has been out of print on any format for decades. All material is taken and remastered from original single versions, including a few newly nipped edits and featuring a strong handful of obscure, sought-after numbers such as Silent Night and Turtles Have Short Legs beside their better known turns, Mushroom, Hallelujah, Vitamin C and I Want More.
Cargo "s/t" LP (Pseudonym)
Faust "Od Serca Do Duszy" LP (Dirter Promotions) Double CD set released in 2007, now reissued on vinyl for the first time. This album documents a professionally recorded live show at Krakow's Loch Ness Club.
Freedom "Freedom At Last" LP (Sireena Records)
Gila "Free Electric Sound" CD (Garden Of Delights) CD reissue of the Popol Vuh related krautrock band's 1971 debut release. Far out, jammy, largely instrumental psych/krautrock heaven. Endless bass mantras, gauzy synths, chiming guitars, and the occasional strung out vocal, all slow-burning through a cosmic void.
Guru Guru "Wiesbaden 1973" CD (Garden Of Delights)
Julius Victor "From The Nest" LP (Out-Sider) New vinyl reissue of Julius Victor's From The Nest, originally released in 1969. Sole album by this US hard-rock/psychedelic band, produced by Ahmad Jamal - Organ-dominated, hard-progressive sound. RIYL: Vanilla Fudge, Iron Butterfly, H.P. Lovecraft.
Kovac, Roland New Set "Love That" CD (Garden Of Delights)
Metabolisme "Tempus Fugit" LP (Replica)
Neon Pearl "s/t" LP (Acme)
New Tweedy Brothers, The "s/t" LP (Guerssen) New reissue of the 1968 LP. Uncut psychedelia and garage-y, jangly folk-rock. RIYL: The Byrds, Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane, The Charlatans, Buffalo Springfield.
Sun Dial "Reflecter" LP (Acme)
Virus "Thoughts" CD (Garden Of Delights)
Winterhawk "Revival" LP (Rockadrome)
Xhol Caravan "Hau-Ruk" CD (Garden of Delights) Germany Freak-out characteristics, some Canterbury-esque vibes and stoned-progressive moves throughout long instrumental passages. The first mysterious record

COMPOSERS
Burger, Jack Bongo "The End on Bongos" LP (Modern Harmonic)
Cage, John & David Tudor "Variations IV Vol II" LP (Modern Harmonic) New clear vinyl reissue of the 1965 LP.
Terry Riley "Persian Surgery Dervishes" 2xLP LP (Aguirre) First ever vinyl reissue of Terry Riley's Persian Surgery Dervishes, issued initially on the French label Shandar in 1972. Features two concerts for electric organ and reel-to-reel delay, one recorded in Los Angeles on April 18th, 1971, the other in Paris on May 24th, 1972. In California Riley starts with low dark tones, dense and brooding, deep in introspection. But as the improvisation unfolds Riley's buoyant spirit asserts itself, spiraling out in ecstatic coils. The Parisian concert conveys a different mood, brighter and more open in texture, more relaxed from the outset and breathing with greater freedom as it takes flight. Edition of 1000.
Tanner, Paul "Music for Heavenly Bodies" LP (Modern Harmonic)

EXPERIMENTAL
Aguilar, Ildefonso "Erosion" LP (Mental Experience)
Casas, Carlos "Pyramid Of Skulls" LP (Discrepant) Inspired by the common task and the people of Pamir in Tajikistan, filmmaker and sound artist Carlos Casas deconstructs far-away sights and sounds to create a unique field recording experiment that equally worships past, present, and future.
Ifriqiyya Electrique "Ruwahine" LP (Glitterbeat Records)
Llopis, Pep "Poiemusia La Nau Dels Argonautes" LP (Freedom to Spend)
Mariétan, Pierre "Rose Des Vents" LP (Mana) First commissioned by the French Government in 1981, the LP Rose Des Vents evolved out of a six year project by Swiss composer Pierre Mariétan to document and musicalise the sound environment of urban landscapes within France, creating an inter-geographical auditory map of cities and townships located in the suburban reaches of Paris. First reissue since it's release in 1987.
Moor Mother "Moor x Jewelry: Crime Waves" LP (Don Giovanni)
Multa Nox "Living Pearl" CS (NNA Tapes)
Wren Kitz "Dancing On Soda Lake" CS (NNA Tapes)

ELECTRONIC
Bellows "Sander" 12" (Latency) New 12" of floating, immersive tape loops and improvised analogue electronics by the Milanese duo of Giuseppe Ielasi and Nicola Ratti. Enigmatic melodies, subtle sound textures and rumbling sub-bass pulses.
Bookworms "Appropriation Loops (A Love Story)" LP (Break World)
Bug vs Earth "Concrete Desert " LP (Ninja Tune) This electronic collaboration pairs Dylan Carlson of pioneering drone metal band Earth with UK producer the Bug. It's one man's sprawling open space versus another's sonic claustrophobia. Featuring vocals from Justin K Broadrick of Godflesh.
Com Truise "Iteration" CD/LP/CS (Ghostly International) The first new full-length release from electronic producer Seth Haley in six years concludes Com Truise's story. On Iteration, Haley's music still acts as a neon conduit to the '80s synth-wave scene, Iteration is chockfull of well-arranged and well-sequenced numbers. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts.
Computa Games "Cosmic Dispatch" 12" (Hobo Camp)
Jlin "Black Origami" LP (Planet Mu) Jerrilynn Patton, known as Jlin, is an electronic musician from Gary, Indiana. With "Black Origami" Patton has done away with the use of samples from others entirely and created a remarkable sophomore full-length that demands repeat listening. She turns the tools of footwork into an overwhelming piece of musical architecture, an epic treatise on where rhythm comes from and where it can go. Now available on vinyl.
Ko Shin Moon "s/t" CD/LP (Akuphone) Debut release from the French duo. Ko Shin Moon is the first contemporary artist signed and produced by Akuphone. Ko Shin Moon mixes acoustic instruments from various regions of the world, analog devices, traditional music, electronic arrangements, sampling, and field recordings. Acid dabke, Turkish-Greek disco, cosmic raï, new beat molam, Tibetan ambient, synth wave Hindi filmi, and rickshaw dance music
Modern Art "Oriental Towers" LP (Color Tapes)
Solitary Dancer "s/t" 12" (Graded) New batch of 12"s from the Montreal-based techno producer, now in stock.
Solitary Dancer "Transmitting To Heaven" 12" (Graded) New batch of 12"s from the Montreal-based techno producer, now in stock.
Terje, Todd feat. Det Gylne Triangel "Maskindans" 12" (Olsen) New teaser 12" for Todd Terje's forthcoming LP. Maskindans is a body-moving, brain-grooving cover version of the Norse synth track from the dystopian dancefloors of '82. Terje lures Det Gylne Triangel back into the booth for the first time in 25 years to record vocals for the track. Remix duties fall to Erol Alkan, who replaces those dub disco flourishes with the strobe-lit pulse of giallo.
Yim Sock "Lef-Handed Cigarettes" CS (Growth In Decay)

SOUNDTRACKS
OST "American Epic Sessions" 3LP (Third Man Records) Soundtrack to the three-part historical documentary and feature length film. American Epic takes us on a journey across time to the birth of modern music, when the musical strands of a diverse nation first combined, sparking a cultural renaissance that forever transformed the future of music and the world. The three-part historical documentary follows the trail of record company talent scouts from the late 1920s as they toured America with a recording machine to capture the raw expression of an emerging culture whose recordings would lead to the development of the Blues, Country, Gospel, Hawaiian, Cajun, and Folk music. Featuring Alabama Shakes, The Avett Brothers, Rhiannon Giddens, Merle Haggard, Pokey LaFarge, Ashley Monroe, Nas, Blind Boy Paxton, Jack White, and more.
OST "Eraserhead" Book LP & 7" LP (Sacred Bones) New and expanded limited reissue

Friday, June 9th

POP / ROCK
Arcade Fire "Everything Now" 12" (Sony) The title track 12" from Arcade Fire's upcoming fifth album is finally out, and it's another grand, sweeping statement from a band who doesn't know how to communicate any other way. But maybe the most gratifying thing about "Everything Now" is that-after the heady, complex dance music on Reflektor-the band's just sailing here. The disco beat and ABBA strings certainly help, but, for a song that confronts our need to obtain everything immediately, "Everything Now" succeeds by virtue of patience, replacing the peaks and crescendos of previous Arcade Fire anthems with one momentous rush. On orange colored vinyl.
Berry, Chuck "Chuck" LP (Dualtone) First new release since 1979 from the late rock 'n' roll legend.
Big Thief "Capacity" CD/LP/CS (Saddle Creek) New York band Big Thief's sophomore album for Saddle Creek Records beautifully excavates family history and trauma into a delicate, intricately built folk rock record, showcasing the gorgeous style of singer Adrianne Lenker.
Castle, Lynn "Rose Colored Corner" CD/LP (Light In The Attic) New compilation of remastered, reissued and unearthed tracks from the L.A. hairstylist. Lynn Castle's work stretches across seven decades, a diverse and vast discography of pop, folk, country, gothic, rock, punk, blues, and children's songs. Known thus far as the first lady barber in L.A. -- by day styling The Monkees, Sonny & Cher, the Byrds and others...and by night writing songs, with one prior release to her name on Lee Hazlewood's LHI Records. Despite lacking the desire to self promote and a crippling insecurity that made it hard to sing in front of anyone, her songs managed to bend the ears of such industry heavyweights as Phil Spector, Jack Nitzsche and Lee Hazlewood. Light In The Attic Records is very excited to continue its Hazlewood Archive Series with Rose Colored Corner, a collection of intimate recordings Lynn Castle made with Jack Nitzsche in 1966 and her complete recorded output with Lee Hazlewood on LHI Records. For the first time ever Lynn is sharing recordings from her personal archive and telling her story.
Demen "Nektyr" CD/LP (Kranky)
Feral Ohms "S/T" LP (Silver Current)
Game Theory "2 Steps From The Middle Ages" CD/LP (Omnivore)
Gov't Mule "Revolution Come... Revolution Go" CD/LP (Fantasy) The Southern jam band's tenth full-length to date, recorded here in Austin.
Here Lies Man "s/t" LP (Riding Easy) L.A. based quintet is founded and conceptualized by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas, bringing his erudite experience of West African rhythms and music to the more riff-based foundations of heavy rock. The results are an incredibly catchy and refreshing twist on classic forms.
Johnson, Will "Little Raider" LP (Goliad) New reissue of the Texas musician's 2011 CD only EP, now remastered for vinyl, the original "Little Raider EP" includes two additional tracks, "The Treaty/Loose Talk" and "Waiting Here for the Light to Rise."
Kikagaku Moyo "Stone Garden" 12" (Guguguru Brain)
Nilsson, Molly "Imaginations" LP (Night School) New release from the prolific Berlin-based minimal synth pop songstress.
Nilsson, Molly "Zenith" LP (Night School) New limited reissue of Nilsson's sweeping synth pop LP from 2015.
Obnox "Niggative Approach" LP (12XU) New record from Cleveland's one-man garage-rock industry Lamont Thomas.
Phoenix "Ti Amo" CD/LP (Glassnote) First new release in four years for the French rock band. All ten of the album's songs overflow with sparkling synths, sighing pop hooks and made-for-summer beats. "Ti Amo" feels like required listening for a summer that seems destined to be sun-drenched and scary at the same time. An album of Italian beaches and romantic nights in the face of grim realities.
Suspirians "Ti Bon Ange" CD/LP (Super Secret Records) Sophomore release from the Austin band.
Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister "Planetarium" CD/LP (4AD) Newdebut full-length release for the collaboration between Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister is a song-cycle about the solar system which was originally commissioned by Dutch concert hall Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. The album has clearly been something of a labor of love for its creators, and feels remarkably homogeneous for something produced by four highly individual minds via a mixture of live and studio performance over several years. If you like the sound of a big, camp, melodramatic slab of astrological sci-fi shot through with very earthly, twenty-first century hang-ups, Planetarium is a trip.
Terry "Terry HQ" LP (Upset the Rhythm) Debut full-length from the newest Australian jangle pop super group, featuring Al Montfort (of Dick Diver, UV Race, Total Control) among others. A nervy throwback late-'70s mutated punk, with deadpan vocals and incessant chord progressions. RIYL Television Personalities or Swell Maps, or any of the slew of contemporary Australian indie bands.
Trost, Heather "Agistri" LP (L.m. Dupli-cation)

HIP HOP
Fiasco, Lupe "Lupe Fiasco's The Cool" LP (Atlantic) New clear colored vinyl reissue of Lupe Fiasco's sophomore LP, released in 2005.

REGGAE
Aggrovators "Rasta Dub '76" LP (Radiation Roots) New reissue of Aggrovators' Rasta Dub '76, originally released in 1976. An ace team of session musicians, forged as an off-shoot of the Soul Syndicate, the Aggrovators were responsible for some of Bunny Lee's biggest hits of the decade.
Alcapone, Dennis "Guns Don't Argue" LP (Radiation Roots) New first ever vinyl reissue, originally released in 1971. Dennis Alcapone was one of the first deejays to rise to prominence following U Roy's breakthrough in the late 1960s. Guns Don't Argue sees the toaster rap over some of Bunny Lee's all-time greatest rhythms, including a Slim Smith rendition of the Temptations and songs from Delroy Wilson and John Holt.
Ellis, Alton "Love To Share" LP (Radiation Roots) New first ever official reissue, originally released in 1979. One of Jamaica's most highly-rated vocalists, Ellis excelled in the rocksteady style, bouncing between Studio One and Treasure Isle for a number of years. Love To Share straddles the line between lover's rock and roots reggae, remaining a lesser-known classic. RIYL Sam Cooke and the like, maybe.
I-Roy "Can't Conquer Rasta" LP (Radiation Roots) First vinyl reissue, originally released in 1977. One of Jamaica's all-time greatest deejays, I Roy's rhyming raps always sounded effortless, whether describing the harsh realities of the inner city, or making light of nonsense nursery rhymes. Can't Conquer Rasta is a superb "showcase"-style album, on which the toaster blows hard lyrics over five of Lee's killer "rockers" rhythms. Corresponding Aggrovators dubs are on the flip.

METAL
Elder "Reflections of a Floating World" CD/LP/CS (Armageddon) New record from the heavy psych/stoner metal band from Massachusetts. Long, undulating and dense tracks float between psychedelic passages and progressive rock without missing a beat; adventurous songs punctuated by hypnotic jams. Reflections shows a band with a clear vision honing their skills with every year.
Kreator "Endless Pain" 2LP (Noise) New remastered reissue of the German thrash band's 1985
Kreator "Extreme Agression" 3LP LP (Noise) New reissue debut LP.
Kreator "Pleasure To Kill" 2LP (Noise Records) Remastered 180 gram reissue of the band's sophomore LP from 1986.
Kreator "Terrible Certainty" 2LP (Noise) New reissue
Onegoodlung "S/T" CS (Self released)

PUNK
Anarquia Vertical "Sistema Total de Liberación" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Black Panties "Prophet Of Hate" 7" (Total Punk) New repress of the St. Louis punk band's 2015 7". Partially plodding and remeniscent of anti-punk bands like Flipper or No Trend.
Exotica "Musique Exotique #02" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus) Great second offering from the unfiltered NYC hardcore band fronted by Lauren Gerig (also of La Misma). Exotica mix elements of early Brazilian punk, the aggression of the '82 post Discharge explosion and mutant punk worldwide. Based in NYC but with members from Mexico, Argentina and the US they are a solid example of the international hardcore punk melting pot.
HVAC "Mentality Demo" CS (La Vida Es Un Mus) Bratty NYHC punk.
Nekra "2017 Demo" CS (La Vida Es Un Mus) Punchy hardcore UK punk from London.
Nurse "Discography" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus) Discography release from the early 80s Japanese punk band.
Pop, Iggy "Lust for Life" LP (Virgin) New reissue of the fantastic 1977 LP.
Pop, Iggy "The Idiot" LP (Virgin) New reissue of the fantastic 1977 LP.
Rina "Demo" 7" (Cintas Pepe) Vinyl edition of the raw demo cassette from Mexico City's Rina. Hardcore punk played with a palpable sense of anger and emotion in the mix, a rarity nowadays.
Straightjacket Nation "s/t" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus)

PROG / PSYCH
v/a "A Fistful of Fuzz" LP (Particles) Particles reissues this quality acid punk / fuzzed-out garage-psych compilation -- finally available again after its original release in 1998.
v/a "Brown Acid - The Fourth Trip" CD/LP (Riding Easy) New fourth volume in the psychedelic compilation series from Riding Easy and Permanent Records.

NEW AGE
Planetary Peace "Synthesis" LP (Love All Day) Double LP reissue of a one of a kind, completely original collection of songs created by two American expatriates living in London in 1980. Recorded in their living room on a Teac tape machine, Synthesis was entirely composed and performed on a mail order Serge synthesizer kit that Planetary Peace (the husband and wife duo of Will & Kalima Sawyer) had built themselves. There's a very palpable DIY-vibe that runs throughout the album, which gets filtered through a visionary lens where slightly off-kilter devotional folk songs expand into majestic synth excursions that reach for the outer edges of the cosmos.

COMPOSERS
Ferrari, Luc "Presque Rien" LP (Recollection GRM) Four musique concrète masterpieces by French electro-acoustic innovator Luc Ferrari, now back in stock.

EXPERIMENTAL
Dilloway, Aaron "The Gag File" LP (Dais) New work from noise musician Aaron Dilloway, formerly of Wolf Eyes, exudes a raw vulnerability and needling playfulness. The Gag File strikes a balance between dread and curiosity. There's a clear affection for detritus here, and an internal logic that reckons with rot and the damp, and the follwing fungal growth. Haunted by the ghosts of its own industries, the Midwest has bred a noise underground that feels uniquely disinterested in the hope, warmth, and empathy music can offer.
McDowall, Drew "Unnatural Channel" LP (Dais) New sophomore solo LP. Drew McDowall spent time in Psychic TV in the '80s and Coil in the '90s, during which time he honed his potency as a manipulator of synthesizers, samples, and esoteric sounds. Unnatural Channel follows up the starkly sensuous themes of his Collapse album [2015] with another exceptional turn for Brooklyn's Dais Records.
ToiToiToi "Im Hag" CD/LP (Ghost Box) Berlin-based artist Sebastian Counts returns with a new ToiToiToi full length. Presumably his 2011 CD-r only debut album passed you by, so 'Im Hag' is the first chance for many to explore his unique otherworldly vision consisting of 19 tracks that veer from little more than vignettes to full blown compositions. All of which are daubed in the velveteen poppy oddness you expect from this most singular of UK labels.

MINIMAL WAVE
Jon Brooks "Autres Directions" LP (Clay Pipe) New sixth record from the composer, producer, & engineer that runs the Cafe Kaput label and has made music for the Ghost Box label as The Advisory Circle. On orange colored vinyl.
This Cold Night "An Enigmatic Individual" LP (Dead Wax Records) New limited compilation of tracks by the Austin based gothic coldwave musician.
v/a "Aleatory Chaos: A Compilation of Cold Tales of Darkness" LP (Oraculo Records)
Veil of Light "Front Teeth" LP (Avant!)

ELECTRONIC
Forest Drive West "Jinx / Scanners" 12" (Livity Sound Recordings) Smoke laced atmospherics and broken rhythms reconfigured for maximum impact on "Jinx", whilst "Scanners" subtler late-night grooves and grit-laden percussion produce a melancholic ebb and flow.
Jaar, Nicolas "Love you gotta lose again" EP 10" (Double Standard) New 2017 special edition all-white reissue of Jaar's 2010 10" EP.
Ko Shin Moon "s/t" LP (Akuphone) New debut release from the French electronic/acoustic duo of Axel Moon & Niko Shin. Ko Shin Moon mixes acoustic instruments from various regions of the world, analog devices, traditional music, electronic arrangements, sampling, and field recordings. A mix of acid dabke, Turkish-Greek disco, cosmic raï, new beat molam, Tibetan ambient, synth wave Hindi filmi, and rickshaw dance music.
Peverelist "Tessellations" LP (Livity Sound Recordings) New full-length from the Bristol producer. Tessellations is a succinct nine tracks demonstrating the breadth of his work and scope of his influences through a snapshot of productions from the last two years. Combining the legacy of Bristol's sound system culture and the futuristic visions of techno.
Tilliander "Compuriddim" LP (Ideal Recordings) The Swedish producer Andreas Tilliander returns with a plunging set of skewed techno dubs. Compuriddim is intoxicatingly textured; six tracks strong in pursuit of an elusive electro-acoustic Geist that lives between the wires of his classic hardware.

SOUNDTRACK
OST "Evil Dead 2" Joseph Loduca LP (Waxworks) New limited remastered 30th Anniversary reissue of the 1987 horror cult-classic, available again on vinyl for the first time since it's initial release.
OST "Il Grande Racket" Guido & Maurizio De Angelis" LP (Four Flies)
OST "Si Puo' Essere Piu' Bastardi Dell'Ispettore Cliff?" Riz Ortolani LP (Four Flies)
OST "Tetsuo: The Iron Man" by Chu Ishikawa LP (KAIJYU-THEATER) The soundtrack of the first two episodes of the famous trilogy Tetsuo, composed by Chu Ishikawa, now back in stockl. Classic Japanese underground cinema, directed by Shinya Tsuakamoto, from 1989. Its mix of gore and science fiction paved the way for the cyberpunk movement in Japan. Ishikawa's transgressive and provocative music mixes techno drum loops with a dark ambient mood; flirting with harsh noise, Ishikawa translates the convulsive and metallic quality of Tsukamoto's images into oppressive sound blasts that will delight the fans of Test Dept. Foetus and Esplendor Geometrico.

DVD / BLURAY
Basket Case BluRay (Image Entertainment)
Basket Case 3 BluRay (Synapse Films)
Hammer Films Double Feature: The Revenge of Frankenstein / Curse of the Mummy's Tomb BluRay (Mill Creek Ent)
Hammer Films Double Feature: The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll / The Gorgon BluRay (Mill Creek Ent)
The Black Cat BluRay (Arrow Video)

Friday, June 2nd

POP / ROCK
Alison's Halo "Eyedazler" 2LP (Manufactured Recordings)
All Time Low "Last Young Renegade" CD/LP (Fueled By Ramen)
Art School Jocks "s/t" CS ( Father / Daughter)
Alt-J "Relaxer" CD/LP (Atlantic) This is the new third full-length from the British indie trio. 'At a refreshingly restrained eight tracks, this compact and filler free release still explores a vast array of genres and styles in its forty minute running time. For a record so brief, its ability to evoke scale--while still carrying the distinctive sound of the band that surprised us all with An Awesome Wave back in 2012--is testament to Alt-J's demonstrable talents as artists.'
Auerbach, Dan "Waiting on a Song" CD/LP (Nonesuch) The Ohio native (now based in Nashville) worked with such artists as Pat McLaughlin, John Prine, Jerry Douglas, Duane Eddy, Gene Chrisman and Bobby Wood of the Memphis Boys for his second solo release. The final product is dynamic, with a warm, analog sound that brings out the best in Auerbach's writing. Pressed to colored vinyl while it lasts.
Beach Fossils "Somersault"CD/LP/CS (Bayonet) New third full-length from the NY indie pop band. While Beach Fossils have matured over the last decade, Dustin Payseur still manages to consistently produce records that reflect his roots and he highlights just how easy it is to create a catchy, successful LP without the needs or complications that ruin a lot of high-end pop today. Somersault is an homage to bedroom musicians worldwide, and a leap forward, taking tropes and palettes from 60s pop, grunge, and even country, and making bold play with strings and horns, piano and harpsichord, surprising effects, freer guitar and more assertive bass. On colored vinyl while it lasts.
Beach Slang "Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street" 7" (Tiny Engines)
Black Ryder, The "Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride" LP (Fuzz Club)
Bleachers "Gone Now" CD/LP (RCA Records)
Booker, Benjamin "Witness" CD (ATO Records)
Chastity Belt "I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone" CD/LP/CS (Hardly Art) New third full-length release for the Seattle indie rock band led by Julia Shapiro. I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone is pretty in its sonic gloominess and witty in the way that it wears its anxieties on its sleeve, but what makes it special is the way that all of that is grounded by the sturdiest of anchors--the quiet optimism that friendship inspires. Pressed on pink vinyl. Download code inside gets you three exclusive tracks.
Coffman, Amber "City of No Reply" [Dirty Projectors] LP (Columbia) Debut full-length solo release for the ex-member of Dirty Projectors was produced partly by David Longstreth. Easy on the ears, heartfelt, and subtly detailed, City of No Reply establishes Coffman as both an innovative and accessible artist.
Crown Larks ""Population" LP
Dua Lipa "s/t" CD (WEA) Debut full-length release for the British-Albanian artist.
Erez, Noga "Off The Radar" LP (City Slang)
Flogging Molly "Life Is Good" CD/LP (Concord)
Follakzoid "II" [10th Anniversary Edition] LP (Sacred Bones Records) New limited reissue of the Chilean psych band's fantastic sophomore LP, released in 2013. Now pressed to colored vinyl. RIYL Can, Neu!, or Spacemen 3.
Garden, The "The Life & Times Of A Paperclip" LP (Burger Records)
Gothic Tropic "Fast or Feast" LP (Old Flame)
Hackman, Marika "I'm Not Your Man" CD/LP (Sub Pop) Third full-length release for the British singer-songwriter. Not abandoning her folk roots entirely, I'm Not Your Man proves an emotional and sonic progression for Hackman, a record that at its best is affecting and fun.
Halsey "hopeless fountain kingdom" CD (Astralwerks) New sophomore record from American singer Ashley Frangipane's progressive identity pop project.
KG "Come Closer", We're Cool" LP (Manufactured Recordings)
Lamm, Robert "Time Chill: A Retrospective" CD (Omnivore)
Leather Girls "s/t" LP (Yippee Ki Yay) Debut vinyl full-length from Austin-based garage-psych rock band, playing tonight (June 2nd) at Hotel Vegas with Hidden Ritual.
Men, The "Open Your Heart" [10th Anniversary Edition] LP (Sacred Bones) Limited colored vinyl reissue.
Moon Duo "Killing Time" [Expanded Anniversary Edition] LP (Sacred Bones) New limited colored vinyl reissue of the band's vinyl debut originally released in 2009, now expanded to include three bonus tracks. Pressed to colored vinyl.
Mountaineer "Sirens & Slumber" CD (Lifeforce Records) New debut from the Californian post-rock band.
Psychic Ills "Hazed Dream" [10th Anniversary Edition] LP (Sacred Bones Records) Limited colored vinyl anniversary edition reissue of the NY psych band's third LP, released in 2011.
Rex, Alex "Vermillion" LP (Tin Angel) Trembling Bells' member's new solo album.
RG Lowe "Slow Time" CD/LP (Western Vinyl) New debut solo record from the Austin-based musician and member of Balmorhea. Slow Time is the culmination of 10 years of writing and working on pop songs, from Stevie Wonder to Dire Straits.
Saint Etienne "Home Counties" CD (PIAS America) First new release in five years for the British alternative dance trio. A musically diverse affair yet still coherently Saint Etienne.
School Damage "S/T" LP (Chapter Music)
Sleep Party People "Lingering" CD/LP (Joyful Noise Recordings) New full-length record from the one-man Danish indie band that's known for combining elements of acoustic folk, dream pop, electronic music, and more. Colored vinyl.
Sun Kil Moon "Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood " LP (Caldo Verde) New full-length release for Mark Kozelek features songs about a variety of events and issues that occurred in 2016. At over two hours long, it's easily one of Kozelek's most ambitious undertakings yet.
Swans "Great Annihilator" LP (Young God) New first ever vinyl reissue of the band's 1994 LP, now remastered. By the late 1980s it was clear that the shape-shifting experimental outfit had morphed into something removed from the brutishly loud, grinding repetition of its early efforts. The Great Annihilator documents a configuration of Swans that wore pop, country, and lounge stylings in a way that no longer clashed with the malevolence of the group's spirit.
Tabakin, Jon "s/t" LP+CD (Tapete) First reissue of Jon Tabakin's 1975 self-titled album. The songs on Tabakin's self-titled effort sit together and mesh perfectly, despite each track having its own distinct personality -- an ode to pop music, all-encompassing and intensely personal at the same time. RIYL: Todd Rundgren, Zombies, west coast '60s pop. Edition of 500.
Tops "Sugar At The Gate" CD/LP (Arbutus Records) New third record from the Montreal indie band, written and recorded while living in L.A., a timeless collection of breezy, instantly familiar pop jams. On colored vinyl.
Ulrika Spacek "Modern English Decoration" LP (Tough Love) Colored vinyl plus bonus 7"
V/A "Hardly Released" CS (Hardly Art)
Veirs, Laura "Troubled By the Fire" LP (Raven Marching Band) New repress
Veldt, The "The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation EP " LP (Schoolkids)
Vollebekk, Leif "Inland" LP (Secret City Records)
Whitney "You've Got a Woman" 12" (Secretly Canadian)

CLASSIC
Diamond, Neil "Beautiful Noise" LP (Geffen)
Diamond, Neil "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show / Sweet Caroline" LP (Geffen)
Diamond, Neil "Hot August Night" LP (Geffen)
Petty, Tom "Full Moon Fever" LP (Geffen) New reissue of the 1989 LP, featuring the singles 'Free Fallin', 'I Won't Back Down', and 'Runnin' Down A Dream'.
Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers "Damn the Torpedoes" LP (Geffen) New reissue of the 1979 LP, featuring the singles 'Refugee', 'Even The Losers', and 'Don't Do Me Like That'.
Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers "Hard Promises" LP (Geffen) New first ever vinyl reissue of the 1981 LP.
Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers "Into the Great Wide Open" LP (Geffen) New first ever vinyl reissue of the 1991 LP.
Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers "Let Me Up (I've Had Enough") LP (Geffen) New first ever vinyl reissue of the 1987 LP.
Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers "Long After Dark" LP (Geffen) New reissue of the 1982 LP.
Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers "Pack Up The Plantation LIVE" LP (Geffen) Another reissue.
Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers "Southern Accents" LP (Geffen) New first ever reissue of the 1985 LP, featuring the single 'Don't Come Around Here No More'.
Waters, Roger "Is this the Life we Really Want?" CD/LP (Columbia) First solo rock release for the Pink Floyd co-founder in 25 years, a long, sprawling epic that stretches out for it's slightly-padded running time, but one so full of ideas and intricacies that it's an easy album to get sucked into.

COUNTRY / FOLK
Baiman, Rachel "Shame" CD (Free Dirt Records) New debut release from the Chicago-bred banjo and fiddle player Rachel Baiman.
Combs, Luke "This One's For You" LP (Sony Music Nashville)
North Mississippi Allstars "Prayer for Peace" CD/LP (Legacy)

METAL
Argentum "Ad Perpetuam Rei Memoriam" LP Double picture disc, limited to 300. Collects their cult 1993 and 1994 demos.
Danzig "Skeletons" LP (Nuclear Blast) On colored vinyl
Lord Belfegor "Warn to Heaven I Come from Hell" CD
Sodom "Masquerade in Blood" LP (Wax Maniax) New first vinyl reissue of the German three-piece speed/thrash metal band's 1995 LP.

PUNK
Institute "Subordination" CD/LP (Sacred Bones) New sophomore full-length from the TX/NY band finds the foursome lead by singer Moses Brown spiralling further out from their initial anarcho leanings for a more varied and nuanced sound. Recorded in NYC by Ben Greenberg (Uniform, The Men), "Subordination" investigates national insecurities and American socialization failures through the lens of Brown's personal experiences. "It's about how the root of all power and control boils down to insecurities that are so trite and sexual in nature. Police, government, and masculinity all are power constructs meant to put people down so the people running the show can get laid," say Brown. Pressed to clear vinyl while it lasts.
Mutoid Man 'War Moans" LP (Sargent House)
Pop, Iggy "TV Eye Live" LP (Virgin) Reissue of the 1978 live LP. The album is notable for the presence of David Bowie on keyboards and background vocals for selected tracks and the rather crushing bass and drum sound.

JAZZ
Binker and Moses "Dem Ones" LP (Gearbox)
Binker and Moses "Journey to the Mountain of Forever" LP (Gearbox)
Lloyd McNeill Quartet "Asha" LP (Soul Jazz)

SOUL / FUNK
v/a "Mavis Staples I'll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration" CD (Blackbird Production)

REGGAE
Aquarius Sounds "Dubbing At Aquarius Studios 1977-1979" CD/LP (Jamaican Recordings) Record producer, DJ, record plugger, and record shop owner Herman Chin Loy operated out of his Aquarius Record shop at Half Way Three in Kingston, Jamaica. Herman put out one of the first ever dub albums, Aquarius Dub (1975), and was responsible for giving future artist Horace Swaby the fictitious name Augustus Pablo. Jamaican Recordings have compiled this set of dub tracks that were worked on at his twenty-four track studio Aquarius Studio. CD version includes four bonus tracks.
Byfield, Trevor "Jah Guide / Version" 7" (Fox Fire / Digikiller)
Castell, Lacksley "Love In Your Heart / Black People Dub" 7" (Rockers)
Edwards, Jackie "So Jah Say / Dub" 7" (Gorgon)
I Kong "Zion Come Home / Zion Version" 7" (Right One)
Jah Joe "Dreadlocks Song / Dreadlocks Dub" 7" (Aires / Digikiller)
Jah Lion "Wisdom / A Wizer Dub" 7" (Black Art)
Jewels "Love And Livity / Version" 7" (Leggo / Digikiller)
Keithus I "Jah Children Cool / Dread A Rule Dub" 7" (Jah Dynasty / Digikiller)
Keithus I "Prophecy / Dub" 7" (Jah Dynasty / Digikiller)
Kiddus I "Crying Wolf / Version" 7" (Shepherd / Dub Store Japan)
Lara, Jennifer "Music By The Score / Robin Hood Dub" 7" (Cry Tuff / Digikiller)
Murphy, Audie "In A Me / Centry Dub Mix" 7" (Freedom Sounds)
Skatalites, The "Skatalites: Independence Ska and the Far East Sound" LP (Soul Jazz)
Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Groups LP (Soul Jazz)
Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Kings LP (Soul Jazz) Rare and classic cuts of rocksteady, ska and roots from the Studio One arsenal, featuring vocal greats Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Delroy Wilson and more.
Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Scorcher LP (Soul Jazz)
Sound Dimension "Mojo Rocksteady Beat" 2LP (Soul Jazz Records) Probably one of the most satisfying releases Soul Jazz has re-released as far as Studio One stuff goes. Sides 3 & 4 in particular have some amazingly cosmic instrumentals with weird keyboard sound effects. Recommended.
Stewart, Roman "Cassanova / Version" 7" (Rockers)
Stewart, Tinga "Coo Deh / Dub" 7" (Cancer / Only Roots)
Trinity "Some People A Evil / Dub" 7" (Small Axe)
Trinity "Vampire / Version" 7" (Iroko)
Zukie, Tappa "Pick Up The Rockers / Version" 7" (Jamaican Recordings)

WORLD
Julius, Orlando & Ashiko "Love, Peace & Happiness" LP (Hot Casa) First ever reissue of this sought after Nigerian afrobeat LP, originally released in 1978. Orlando Julius Ekemode, a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, is credited as one of the first musicians to fuse US R&B into traditional highlife music, creating his own influential Afrobeat sound during the mid-60s. Six stunning monster Afro funk tracks, recorded by eight musicians based in Oakland. A hard to find, pure Afro funk spiritual grail by the Afro soul maestro.
Souleyman, Omar "To Syria With Love" CD (Mad Decent) New full-length functions as a "personal ode" to Souleyman's native country that eschews politics entirely. The record features keys by Hasan Alo and lyrics written by Souleyman's longtime collaborator Shawah Al Ahmad.

NEW AGE
Emmanuel, JD "Rain Forest Music" LP (Aguirre) First ever vinyl reissue of the 1981 debut album by Texas new age pioneer JD Emmanuel. Rain Forest Music builds gentle, short cycles of notes, improvising around single chords, a body of warm, melodic, stripped-back ambient trance with a unique mystical nature. This music can be used for deep relaxation & meditation. Imagine being on a cliff overlooking the ocean. It is early morning. As the sun breaks the water you begin moving to the rhythm of the music and ocean.

PROG / PSYCH
Flowers Must Die "Kompost" LP (Rocket Recordings) New full-length from the Swedish psych band. The six-piece outfit continue the lineage of '70s Swedish psychedelia, exploring unhinged territory fueled by diverse record collections.

GOTH / DARKWAVE
Death In June "Brown Book" LP (Pylon) Fourth studio album reissue with linen jacket and brown splatter
Deca "Mass" LP (Mondo Groove) New first ever release of Italian ambient composer Federico De Caroli lost LP as Deca. Mass was produced in 1987/1988 with a Roland synthesizer and it was only distributed on cassette in a very limited edition. Deca's solo works are based on linear sequencer plots and minimal compositions and refer to Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, and Vangelis, and the kosmische music of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. Dark and minimalist electro-wave album comprised of states of strongly dark and distressed moods.
Ka-Spel, Edward "High on Station Yellow Moon" CD/LP (Soleilmoon)

DISCO
SunPalace "Raw Movements / Rude Movements" LP (BBE)

COMPOSERS
Cristiani, Giovanni "Alpha Percussion" LP (Mondo Groove) First ever reissue of Giovanni Cristiani's debut LP Alpha Percussion, originally released in 1985. Penta Flowers asked Cristiani, one of the most complete Italian percussionists, to make a solo percussion library music album with full artistic freedom; so was born Alpha Percussion. A cult groovy ambient album of acoustic percussion.

EXPERIMENTAL
Atkinson, Felicia "Hand In Hand" LP (Shelter Press) New full-length release from French artist and preeminent avant-garde composer Felicia Atkinson weaves myriad, filigree electro-acoustic and non-musical metanarratives. Hand In Hand, could be considered her most ambitious body of work so far. Hand In Hand follows the highly-acclaimed A Readymade Ceremon (2015), and her 2016 collaboration with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. Strident modular sounds tear apart minimal beats and drones; Fictional stories told by a voice slowly become reality. The human instrument appears as the epicenter of the recordings, giving the other instruments a gravitational point.
Fortune, Iona "Tao Of I" LP (Optimo Music) Glaswegian composer and producer Iona Fortune's debut release. Iona's singular and beguiling sound loosely fits in with the Fourth World concept and has an influence of oriental sounds.
Gaussian Curve "The Distance" LP (Music From Memory) New second album from the collaborative project of Gigi Masin, Jonny Nash, and Marco Sterk. After the success of the group's intimate 2014 debut Clouds, The Distance reflects more on spaciousness, distance, and time. The fundamental ingredients remain the same: Masin's masterly piano, synthesizer work and hushed vocals, Nash's blissful, meandering guitar, and Sterk's synths, drum machines, and production.
Helm "World In Action" LP (Trilogy Tapes) New 12" from British sound artist Luke Younger. World In Action takes in field recordings, woodwind freakouts and percussion from Valentina Magaletti amongst other elements, and tackles the artists thoughts on the recent Brexit.
Varg "Solitary" LP (Elektron Grammofon) New 12" EP from the Swedish producer, four tracks utilizing Elektron gear. Gently authoritative dance beats, probing soundscapes, and Twin Peaks-y moods.
Vatican Shadow "Rubbish Of The Floodwaters" 12" (Ostgut Ton) New EP from Dominick Fernow's techno-focused moniker Vatican Shadow.

ELECTRONIC
Best Available Technology "Exposure Therapy" LP (Styles Upon Styles)
Black Merlin "Control" 12" (Boysnoize) George Thompson, aka Black Merlin, continues to push his retro-aggressive style forward with his new 12" Control.
Black Merlin "Proto World" 12" (Berceuse Heroique) New 12" of artful dancefloor devastation. Deep, dark psychedelia, blissful gamelan-style ambience, and a perfect Sunday-morning come-down.
Burial "Subtemple / Beachfires" 10" ( Hyperdub) New 2 song 10" EP from the London producer. "Subtemple / Beachfires" is a shimmering minimal affair effectively removing the beats entirely and leaving us wandering acres of negative space
Maelstrom "Her Empty Eyes" 2x12" LP (Raar) RAAR present the first full-length album from label co-founder Maelstrom, entitled Her Empty Eyes. Rather than focusing on club bangers, Maelstrom depicts a future of techno that is intellectual, historical, spiritual, and emotional. Her Empty Eyes is a work that is uncanny, challenging, and meditative.

SOUNDTRACK
OST v/a "Beauty and the Beast: The Songs" LP (Walt Disney Records)
OST "Zombi 3" by Stefano Mainetti [Classic Version/Red Vinyl] LP (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records) The complete uncut soundtrack for Lucio Fulci and Bruno Mattei's 1988 cult zombie-ploitation gem Zombi 3, for the first time ever on vinyl. Menacing synths, ghoulish melodies, and contaminated anthems, remastered directly from the original reels of maestro Stefano Mainetti. Much like his Italian peers Fabio Frizzi, Claudio Simonetti, or Stelvio Cipriani, Stefano Mainetti can do it all: haunting synths à la John Carpenter, jazzy atmospheres, classical orchestrations, erotic funk, and FM rock. This "Classic" edition presents the original soundtrack 180 gram red vinyl in an edition of 400.
OST "Zombi 3" by Stefano Mainetti [Special Version/Green Vinyl] LP (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records) The complete uncut soundtrack for Lucio Fulci and Bruno Mattei's 1988 cult zombie-ploitation gem Zombi 3. This "Special" edition includes skits/interludes with DJ Blue Heart (taken straight from the movie) on the B side. Pressed to green-inferno colored vinyl. Edition of 400.

PRINTED MATTER
Beyond The Beyond: Music From The Films Of David Lynch BK (Hat & Beard)
Peach Fuzz Magazine, Vol 4 Issue 3 MAG Peach Fuzz is a quarterly, print-only, lady-run, sex-positive nude mag made in Austin, TX.
Slash: A Punk Magazine From Los Angeles, 1977-80 BK (Hat & Beard) Slash: A Punk Magazine From Los Angeles, 1977-80 pays homage to the magazine's legacy with facsimile reproductions of every cover from the publication's run and reprints of some of the magazine's best articles and interviews.

Friday, May 26th

POP / ROCK
Amidon, Sam "The Following Mountain" LP (Nonesuch)
Archive War "s/t" LP (Mason KInard Music) 
Carson Cox, Sam York, Austin Brown "Fire Dance" 7" (Wharf Cat) "Fire Dance" is a strange little posse cut from Merchandise's Carson Cox, Parquet Court's Austin Brown, and WALL's Sam York. 
Chainsmokers, The "Memories...Do Not Open" LP (Columbia) 
Charlatans UK "Different Days" CD (BMG) New release from the long-running British indie rock band is grounded on the band's own indestructible chemistry, Tim Burgess's exquisitely happy-sad vocals and their ability to juggle melancholy and joy into exhilarating pop songs. Features contributions from such artists as Sharon Horgan, Johnny Marr, Stephen Morris, Anton Newcombe, Ian Rankin, Kurt Wagner, and Paul Weller.
Chilton, Alex 'Take Me Home And Make Me Like It" LP (Munster) New release of compiled unrehearsed, first-take recordings by Alex Chilton, recorded in 1975. Take Me Home And Make Me Like It is a raw document of a pivotal moment in Alex Chilton's career and sheds light on the tumultuous recording sessions with producer Jon Tiven, resulting in a number of loose and unpolished gems which would become the Singer Not The Song EP (1977) and Bach's Bottom (1981) album. 
Justin Townes Earle "Kids in the Street" CD/LP (New West Records) New full-length release for the singer-songwriter. Earle still hasn't lost his way with downbeat ballads or the songwriting tradition as powerful renditions of both "Same Old Stagolee" and "If I Was the Devil" both attest, but in all, this album shines a bit brighter in mood and tone than his other more recent releases.


J. Zunz "Silente" CS (Monofonus) Lorena Quintanilla's recent solo effort. Lorena, also known as half part of the Mexican band Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, is originally from Guadalajara but she is now based in Ensenada, Baja California where the recording of 'Silente' took place. 'Silente', J. Zunz debut album, depicts the entrapment between unsolved happenings.
Mayer, John "The Search For Everything" LP (Columbia) 
Oozer "S/T" CS (Pecan Crazy)
Q Lazzarus "Goodbye Horses" 12" (Mon Amie) One of synth-pop's best kept secrets, Q. Lazzarus is the stuff of legend. Very little is known about this singer other than the fact that she seduced millions with one song (used in Silence of the Lambs), and then disappeared without a trace. This reissue commemorates the 25th anniversary of that song's release and thankfully brings it back in print on vinyl. This pressing includes the 7" single version of "Goodbye Horses" (the same version as our first reissue), two demo versions of "Goodbye Horses," and three demos of original music - the demos are transferred from Q's original demo cassette from the 80s. 
SUMS "s/t" 12" (Berlin Atonal) New debut release from the collaborative project of French electronic producer Kangding Ray and Mogwai multi-instrumentalist Barry Burns. Over a two-year period, SUMS produced tracks that achieve an organic fusion of spatial electronics and rousing post-rock sounds.
Vega, Suzanne "Solitude Standing" LP (A&M) New reissue of the classic 1987 LP, featuring 'Tom's Diner' & 'Luka'.

CLASSIC
Fleetwood Mac "Mirage" LP (WEA) Reissue of their album from 1982. 
Fleetwood Mac "Tango In The Night" LP (Rhino) The final studio album released by the quintet of Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks now reissued on vinyl. 

COUNTRY
Bare, Bobby "Things Change" CD (BFD) His first record in 5 years and includes a collaboration with Chris Stapleton.
Jaye, Sally "Amarillo" LP (Foe Killer) Cut directly from the original analog tapes, in this special 10th Anniversary Edition.

FOLK
Rusalnaia "Time Takes Away" LP (Feeding Tube) New sophomore LP from the duo of England's Sharron Kraus and Philadelphia's Gillian Chadwick. Mysterious vocal over-layered folk and psychedelic rock invention.
Taussig, Harry / Max Ochs "The Music Of Harry Taussig & Max Ochs ' LP (Tompkins Square)
v/a " Sing It High, Sing It Low: Tumbleweed Records 1971-1973" CD/LP (Light In The Attic) In 1971, Larry Ray and Bill Szymczyk fled an earthquake and a debauched L.A. music scene to claim their own slice of utopia in Denver, Colorado. Instead of producing the next Janis Joplin or Jimi Hendrix, Ray and Szymczyk turned their sights on idiosyncratic wunderkinds like Pete McCabe, moody songwriters Robb Kunkel and Danny Holien, psych-folk rocker Arthur Gee, all the while providing a platform for more established musicians like Albert Collins, Michael Stanley, and Dewey Terry. This compilation release not only showcases their label's vision and early work, but begins a major reappraisal of Tumbleweed's catalog by bringing these songs out of the shadows.

REGGAE
Perry, Lee "Scratch Attack!" CD (Clocktower) New CD reissue of the 1988 released Lee Scratch Perry compilation.

SOUL / FUNK
El Michels Affair "Return To The 37th Chamber" LP (Big Crown) Anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic Enter the 37th Chamber. This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. From start to finish it's a dark trip that walks the line between RZA's timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul. 
Peebles, Melvin Van "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" LP (Fantasy) 
v/a " Charles Maurice present AOR Global Sounds 1976-1985 Volume 3" 2LP (Favorite) New third edition of the AOR Global Sounds compilations series presents a selection of 14 rare and hidden tracks, produced between 1976 and 1985. A fine overview of the AOR and West Coast influences for many artists in the late '70s and early '80s. Features: Jeff Silna, Out Of The Fog, Willy Santana, and more.  

WORLD
v/a " Akwaba Abidjan: Afrofunk In 1970's Ivory-Coast" LP (Oriki Music) New Oriki Music compilation, includes some serious 1970s Afro dancefloor hits and the Ivory Coast's hardest to find deep funk, Afrobeat, Manding, and tropical rhythms tunes. Compiled by pioneer African music digger and respected DJ Greg De Villanova. Features: Moussa Doumbia, De Frank Jr, Francis Kingsley, and more.
v/a " Ethiopiques 7" Box Set" 7" (Heavenly Sweetness) New limited reissue of 6 Ethiopian 7"s featuring original artwork all housed in a nice box and includes an informational booklet. Featuring the great Mulatu Astatké, Girma Béyéné, Mahamoud Ahmed, Getatchew Mekuria, Tlahoun Gésséssé, and Ali Mohamed Birra.
v/a " Saigon Supersound Vol. 1" 2LP (Saigon Supersound) New compilation of the so-called "Golden Music" of south of Vietnam, a fusion of Vietnamese music with western pop music, with tracks from 1965 to 1975. The compilation includes several tunes reissued for the very first time since their original release.

JAZZ
Ahmad Jamal Trio, The "The Awakening" LP (Be With Records) Ahmad Jamal is a jazz giant and The Awakening is his iconic masterpiece. The landmark deep trio session - recorded in NYC and released on Impulse! in 1970 - is an essential album and perennially sought-after on vinyl, so Be With Records are delighted to make it available again.
Berthling, Johan / Martin Küchen / David Carlsson "Threnody, At The Gates" LP (Trost) Newly released live recording from November 1, 2015, of the trio of Johan Berthling (double bass), Martin Küchen (tenor and soprano saxophones, retardophone, flute), and Steve Noble (drums and percussion).
Hiroshi & Claudia "Six To Six" LP (The Roundtable) 
Jackson / Baker / Kirshner "The Noisy Miner" CS (Monofonus) 
Konstrukt (Feat. Graham Massey & David McLean) "Live At Islington Mill" CS (Monofonus) New cassette from Konstrukt from Istanbul! "Live at Islington Mill" finds Konstrukt working with 2 amazing guest artists Graham Massey (of 808 State) and David McLean (of the Tombed Visions label). This live recording from last year finds the Turkish group and their guests filtering free jazz through a 70's era-Miles approach.
Kurzmann, Christof & Mats Gustafsson "Falling And Five Other Failings" LP (Trost) New LP of Mats Gustafsson (slide, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones) and Christof Kurzmann (software, voice, and live processing) in collaboration. Recorded, mixed & mastered in Vienna. Limited edition of 300 with screen-printed covers. 
Monas "Freedom" CS (Monofonus) Debut release from Monas. Monas is Colin Fisher (saxophone, guitar), Johnny DeBlase (electric bass) & Kid Millions (drums). "Freedom" features two side-long improvisations - one with Fisher on guitar and the other with Fisher on saxophone, both equally ecstatic.
Necks "Unfold" LP (Ideologic Organ) New full-length release from the Australian trio. The Necks have always excelled at bypassing musical cliches whilst exploring and extending the practices embedded within improvisation, jazz, post rock, ambient, minimal, and textural music. This latest document from this long-running ensemble presents itself as a double LP, with four 'unfolding' side-length tracks. 

PUNK
Kaleidoscope "Volume 3" LP Feel It New full-length from the NYC trio. Volume 3 presents the band's well-refined taste for international punk, psychedelic hardcore, and experimentation.
Running "Live At WFMU" CS (Monofonus) 
v/a " Bloodstains Across Virginia" LP (Feel It) 

METAL 
Danzig "Black Laden Crown" CD (Season of Mist) New studio full-length from Glenn and band.
Master "s/t" LP (Hammerheart) New reissue of the debut full length from this cult US death / thrash band. Master's first album was originally recorded in 1985 for Combat Recordings but eventually shelved. In 1990 the album was recorded at Morrisound with Scott Burns but Nuclear Blast didn't approve this recording and had the band re-record the album again. Master is one of the earliest bands in the world labeled as death metal.

Solstafir "Berdreyminn" CD (Season of Mist) New full-length from the progressive Icelandic metal band. Deluxe edition.

PROG / PYSCH
Golem "Orion Awakes" LP (Mental Experience) New first ever official vinyl reissue of Golem's Orion Awakes. Orion Awakes was recorded and produced circa 1976 by Toby Robinson, aka Genius P. Orridge -- a glorious blend of space-rock, kraut, and psychedelia, courtesy of the mysterious Golem. Plenty of Hammond organ, analogue synths, ripping guitar, effects, trippy jams. First ever released on CD only in 1996. RIYL: Gila, Guru Guru, Novalis, Neu!, Hawkwind, Brainticket, Pink Floyd, etc.
Trad, Gras och Stenar "Tack For Kaffet (So Long)" LP (Subliminal Sounds) LP back in stock. Long-awaited and unexpected new album from the legendary Swedish pioneers of transcendental psychedelic rock music and DIY culture in general. Tack För Kaffet (So Long) is a tribute to deceased band members and dear friends Torbjörn Abelli and Thomas Mera Gartz from the original foursome. The sounds were captured on tape in their workshop in the countryside and consists mainly of improvised moments where the sounds travel beyond time and space, something that has been TGS hallmark over the years from International Harvester to Parson Sound, to the more focused and expansive Trad, Gras Och Stenar efforts. A manifestation of improvised timelessly organic music and free creation.

COMPOSERS
Ciani, Suzanne "Lixiviation" LP (Finders Keepers) 2017 repress. A collection of unexposed electronic experiments by Suzanne Ciani from 1969-1985. The American-Italian composer was the first point of call for electronic music services in both the underground experimental fields and the commercial advertising worlds alike. Lixiviation complies and re-contextualizes both secret music and commercial experiments.
Tony Conrad "Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain" CD/LP (Superior Viaduct) Previously unreleased recording of Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain's breathtaking premier performance at The Kitchen in NYC, 1972. Ten Years featured a row of projections arranged side-by-side, shuffling stripes and cascading into each other. For two hours the music throbbed and the projectors incrementally shifted inwards, gradually uniting to form one pulsating, overlapping picture. Available to hear for the first time, featuring Laurie Spiegel and Rhys Chatham and arriving just over a year since the Conrad's death, Ten Years effectively forms some of the earliest documentation of Tony Conrad solo, just one year before his legendary ..with Faust LP. Completely mesmerizing, the instinctively fearless and intense results could be compared to a distillation of folk immediacy, rock's lusting urge, and the hypnosis of tribal/trance/techno musics, with a heightened hallucinogenic quality. It's a stunning piece of music that will repay the attentive, attuned listener.
Palestine, Charlemagne & Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra "Omminggg And Schlomminggg" LP (Important ) New release from continuous music pioneer Charlemagne Palestine, performing with the Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra (London based multi-disciplinary artists Daniel O'Sullivan and Alexander Tucker). This double LP captures a performance of the trio live in Copenhagen on November 28th, 2016, and the signature strumming of Palestine's piano augmented by Tucker and O'Sullivan's earthware electronics and processed strings. 
Terry Riley "Descending Moonshine Dervishes" LP (Beacon Sound) Back in stock. New limited remastered reissue of Terry Riley's Descending Moonshine Dervishes, originally released in 1982. Recorded live in Berlin in 1975, and largely improvised, Riley plays a modified Yamaha organ with variable resistors to facilitate tuning in just intonation. Though referred to as the "father of minimalism", the 81-year-old Riley has ranged widely in the intervening decades, deeply influenced by jazz, North Indian classical music, and a distinctly West Coast strain of radical spirituality 
Riley, Terry "Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets" LP (Beacon Sound) Back in stock. New limited remastered reissue of Terry Riley's Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets, originally released in 1983. Recorded live in Munich in 1982 using two Prophet synthesizers and voice. Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets is a reflection of Riley's ongoing interest in melding improvisation, electronic music, and the raga vocal stylings of his mentor, Pandit Pran Nath. 
v/a " Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978 - 1992" LP (Music From Memory) For their first multi-artist compilation, Music From Memory take us on a trip to the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992 is a double LP that explores the outer reaches of Brazilian music, where indigenous rhythms mix with synthesizers and where MPB mingles with drum computers. As Brazil faced the last years of its military dictatorship and transition to democracy, a generation of forward-thinking musicians developed an alternative vision of Brazilian music and culture. This compilation is a unique introduction to this visionary music, striking a unique sonic signature of the Brazilian landscape and tradition that is full of innovation, experimentation, and beauty.


EXPERIMENTAL
Biosphere "The Petrified Forest" CD/LP (Biophon) New mini LP from Norwegian electronic musician & mountain climber Geir Jenssen's long-running ambient project Biosphere. On 'The Petrified Forest' Jenssen maintains his fascination with natural landscapes, in a sort of impressionistic illustration of Archie Mayo's 1936 film of the same name. A serene space akin to one of Wolfgang Voigt's wistful Gas spaces, and recalls Pye Corner Audio waltzing into the dawn, or late '90s AFX or Ae.
Birchall / Smal / Webster "Drop Out" CS (Monofonus) New release from the UK meets Amsterdam trio of David Birchall (guitar), Rogier Smal (drums) & Colin Webster (alto sax). "Drop Out" is the first release from this trio and they waste no time jumping off. RIYL Borbetomagus, Blue Humans, Flying Luttenbachers, Brotzmann, "free rock" / "noise jazz", maybe. Edition of 150.
Black Cube Marriage "Astral Cube" LP (El Paraiso Records) New debut release from the 11-person ensemble consisting of Chicago-based Rob Mazurek (Tortoise), members of São Paulo Underground, Austin-based Marriage, Jonathan Horne and Steve Jansen. Astral Cube draws from multiple styles and traditions, and the result is a sonic eruption where past, present, north, east, south, organic, and electronic collide. Traces of cosmic jazz appear alongside abstract electronics and heavily manipulated instruments -- Edition of 500. 
Coverdale, Kara-Lis "Grafts" LP (Boomkat) New mini-album from the Canadian composer, a blissfully introspective 22-minute piece for keys, samplers, and EQs in three parts. Uncompromisingly distinct while redolent of modal minimalism, '70s new age, and folk music, Grafts effectively blurs distinctions between traditional composition and more open, overlapping genres that hover in the half-light between acoustic and electronic refinement. Kara-Lis has previously contributed to records by Tim Hecker, Lee Bannon, and How To Dress Well. RIYL: Terry Riley, Arthur Russell, Charlemagne Palestine, Erik Satie, Fennesz, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, maybe.
Dedekind Cut "American Zen" LP (Hospital Productions) New expanded vinyl reissue of Lee Bannon's 2016 limited release cassette for his Dedekind Cut moniker. American Zen finds its center in quivering, pensive drones and fractured small sounds, with splashes of distant percussion, hard panned vocal snips, and a slowly escalating harmonic sea. Unfolds at a glacial pace in five parts. RIYL William Basinski, Chino Amobi & Rabit's collaborations, Torn Hawk, and The Caretaker. Includes two bonus tracks not available on the cassette release, one of which was recorded with Alex Zhang Hungtai of Dirty Beaches.
Enney, Roe "Glare" LP (Root Strata) A somnambulant journey through psychedelic bedroom fantasy-scapes, Glare is Roe Enney's first proper LP. Following a few under-the-radar cassette releases, Glare was recorded over the last couple years in the late evening. Mastered by Sean McCann.
Majkowski, Mike "Days And Other Days" LP (Monofonus)
Melchior, Dan "Born Under A Grey Sign" LP (Monofonus) 
More Eaze / A.F. Jones / Steve Falto "st" CS (Monofonus) 
No UFOs "NU LP for RS" LP (Root Strata) Konrad Jandavs presents his first proper LP as No UFO's with NU LP For RS, six years after his first NO UFO wax release for the Spectrum Spools label. Jandavs utilizes tape machines, foley libraries, and rare synthesizers and amplifiers to construct an oblique concrete sound world. RIYL Valerio Tricoli or Lettera 22, maybe.
Sound American "The Cassette Issue" CS (Monofonus)
Turman, Robert "Veiling Reflections" CS (Präsens Editionen) Limited ambient soundscape by industrial-pioneer Robert Turman. A one-hour dark ambient-jam that is to equal parts narcotic and haunting. Professionally dubbed cassette tapes; Edition of 100. 

MINIMAL WAVE
Jupiter-C "001" (Clint Mansell) LP Invada EP features remixes from legendary film score composer Clint Mansell (Moon, Requiem for a Dream, Black Mirror) and also from East India Youth. With darkly-hued synths and pulsing drum machines, this project is reminiscent of works by Joy Division, The Cure, The KVB and Siouxsie And The Banshees.

ELECTRONIC
Cabral, Marcos "Pest Control" 12" (Mule Musiq ) New 12" EP from the NYC producer. Three tracks of punchy, energetic machine-ism. Addictive polyrhythms and lo-fi hardware pulses.
Cadency "Gazing in a Social Hub" 12" (Cabrera) 
Clouds "HTID: Heaven-Sent Tekno Impakting Dancefloors, Or Hardcore Till I Die" 2LP (Electric Deluxe) HTID is a chomping, foaming, kinda nutty set of industrial techno-jungle half-breeds. No fireworks, no dazzle, just techno.
Headless Horseman "Hollowed/Weeping Willow/Gallows" LP (Elektron Grammofon) Headless Horseman back with three-tracks of eerie techno.
Phase Fatale "Anubis" 12" (Unterton) New 12" from the Berlin-based NY producer.
Trent, Ron "Prescription: Word, Sound & Power" 6LP (Rush Hour) Prescription: Word, Sound & Power presents the groundbreaking Chicago based house label's anthology, holding milestone songs. Chez Damier and Ron Trent started the Prescription label in 1993, releasing some two-dozen singles in a four-year span, many of which attained legendary status on the underground scene, and helped define the 1990s deep house sound. This anthology holds numerous classics that have been out of press for years, along with previously unreleased tracks. 
Unconscious "La Caduta Di Lucifero" 12" (Blackwater Label) A dark and obscure texture, with melodies to touch the inner places of the soul.
Underworld "Beaucoup Fish" LP (UMe) 

SOUNDTRACK
Arena, Antonio & Fabio Fabor " Superman" LP (Spettro) 
OST " Amore" by Vangelis (Papathanassiou) LP (Monster Melodies) New vinyl reissue of Vangelis' long lost soundtrack of Amore (1973), a film by Henry Chapier. The soundtrack had previously been unreleased, the recording dating back to July 1973 saw it's first vinyl release in 2015. Chapier speaking about the score: "He told me, 'I improvise from images.' This is a technique that is practiced today, but back then, it was unheard of. We did not have people like him, who recorded the sound on sixteen tracks, playing all the instruments themselves and who already had in mind how they would edit the soundtrack." Reissued here on colored vinyl. 

OST " Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse" Konami Kukeiha Club 2LP (Mondo) Mondo is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the CASTLEVANIA franchise with the premiere vinyl release of the original soundtrack to the 1989 Famicom / Nintendo Entertainment System Three-quel / Prequel: DRACULA'S CURSE.


OST " Contraband" Fabio Frizzi (aka Luca Il Contrabbandiere). LP (Death Waltz) 
OST " Femmine Insaziabili" Bruno Nicolai LP (Spettro) 
OST " Fight Club (1999)" Dust Brothers LP (Mondo) Mondo presents The Dust Brothers only film score to date, on vinyl again after 15 years. Fight Club is one of the best sequenced scores to come out of the 90s. Weaving all of the films cues from the film into 16 songs, the album winds up feeling like the best instrumental Trip-Hop album you've never heard. Check it out, but remember, you are not your record collection.
OST " Girl With All The Gifts, The" Cristobal Tapia De Veer LP (Death Waltz) 
OST " Monster Squad" Bruce Broughton LP (Mondo) Available on vinyl for the first time, Mondo is proud to present Bruce Broughton's score to Fred Dekker directed, Shane Black scripted cult classic The Monster Squad.
OST " Raw" Jim Williams LP (Death Waltz) 
OST " Silent Hill" Konami Digital Entertainment LP (Mondo) Mondo is proud present the premiere Vinyl release of the soundtrack to the haunting, original Playstation title Silent Hill. Don't let the tone of the plucky mandolin driven opening track fool you, this is one of the most haunting soundtracks we've ever released. Full of hair-raising, pulse-pounding, industrial cues - this soundtrack is the stuff of nightmares - which is important, since Silent Hill (and its subsequent sequels) has it's feet planted firmly in the legacy of survival horror gaming.
OST " Solaris" Cliff Martinez LP (Invada) Martinez soundtrack to the 2002 remake, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring George Clooney. 
OST " Summertime Killer (1972)" Luis Bacalov LP (Beat Ball Music) 
OST " Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)" v/a LP (Real Gone Music) 

SPOKEN WORD
" Dracula " by Tony Todd / Bleak December LP (Cadabra) Dracula adapted for audio, pressed grey marbled vinyl, in an edition of 500.

Friday, May 19th

POP / ROCK
10,000 Russos "Distress Distress" LP (Fuzz Club) Portugals 10,000 Russos are a formidable force within modern psychedelia; described as industrial psych/post-punk; they bring an intensely psychedelic buzz to their sound, whilst utilizing hypnotic motorik rhythms. Distress Distress is their second LP and is released by the London label Fuzz Club Records. For fans of Neu!, Spacemen 3, or more recently the Chilean group Follakzoid.
Adult Mom "Soft Spot" LP (Tiny Engines)
Bathgate, Chris "Dizzy Seas" CD/LP (Quiet Scientific) Latest from the indie folk singer-songwriter and musician from Ann Arbor. Bathgate's ornate songs unfold gracefully and deliberately, revealing rich layers over time, and his new work is no different. Inspired by a hike on the North Country Trail in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, "Northern Country Trail" rolls by in a wash of dreamy imagery.
Brokeback "Field Recordings from the Cook County Water Table" LP (Thrill Jockey) New repress
Brokeback "Looks at the Bird" LP (Thrill Jockey) New repress
Buffalo Tom "Let Me Come Over" 25th Anniversary Edition LP (4AD)
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) "Shake the Shudder" CD/LP (Warp) New record from the long-running New York dance punks. On colored vinyl while it lasts.
Daddy Issues "Deep Dream" LP (Infinity Cat)
Dip In The Pool "On Retinae" 12" (Music From Memory) Two versions of the track "On Retinae" by the Japanese pop duo Dip In The Pool. With support from friend Yasuaki Shimizu (AKA Mariah) on clarinet, the track is pure end-of-the-night pop perfection and something of a lost classic. Originally appearing on Dip In The Pool's 1989 LP of the same name.
Do Make Say Think "Stubborn Persistent Illusions" CD/LP (Constellation) The group's first album in eight years as they now enter their third decade playing together.
Guerilla Toss "GT Ultra" CD (DFA Records) The Boston band's second LP for DFA, with GT Ultra they continue their speedy lysergic mission of cramming in slightly too many elements creating a busy & buzzing energetic mix. Wild & psychedelic skronk.
Harding, Aldous "Party" CD (4AD) New full-length release for the New Zealand folk singer-songwriter, moving from the Flying Nun imprint to 4AD. "Party" is an album that creates a very particular headspace of desire, paranoia and possibility -- for the most part though, this is a party for one, best enjoyed curled up with few distractions in twilight.
Helium "Ends With And" 2LP (Matador) New 19-track double LP collection from the 90s alt-rock band, containing the Pirate Prude EP, plus rarities, b-sides, and demos. On colored vinyl.
Helium "The Dirt of Luck" LP (Matador) First ever vinyl reissue of the Boston indie rock band's 1995 debut LP.
Helium "The Magic City + No Guitars" LP (Matador) From 1997, reissue of their sophomore album -- includes the "No Guitars" EP from the same year.
Higuchi, Hisato "Kietsuzukeru Echo" LP (Root Strata) The home-recorded Kietsuzukeru Echo (which loosely translates to "Disappearing Echo") conjures an incredibly intimate space with only guitar and voice. Tokyo, Japan stalwart Hisato Higuchi is known for his delicate barely there take on bedroom psych folk.
Houses of Heaven "Remnant" LP (Felte) Latest project of Keven Tecon, Adam Beck and Nick Ott. Mixing drum machines, analog synths, ambient guitars and live percussion the band blends their musical love of shoegaze, dub, krautrock and electronic music into their debut EP.
LaFarge, Pokey "Manic Revelations" CD (Rounder) New eighth full-length from the Americana singer-songwriter. LP restock coming.
Lung Letters "Passing Days" 7" (Self Sabotage)
Mountain Goats "Goths" CD/2LP/3LP (Merge) The latest LP from the John Darnielle indie project, this one features no guitar. Amusing and poignant, Goths is vivid and light on its toes. Available on CD, as a double LP, and a limited 3LP version on vampire red vinyl pressed at 45 RPM with a bonus 12" called 'Selected Goths in Ambient' with four ambient re-interpretations on green vinyl.
Orange Revival, The "Black Smoke Rising" LP (Fuzz Club) Repress
She-Devils "s/t" CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
Vile, Kurt "So Outta Reach EP" LP (Matador) First reissue of Vile's 2011 six song EP, now on colored vinyl.
Vile, Kurt "Square Shells EP" LP (Matador) First reissue of Vile's mini-album from 2010, now on colored vinyl.
Wavves "You're Welcome" CD/LP (Ghost Ramp) New LP from Nathan Williams features influences from 1950s doo-wop, Cambodian pop, and South American '70's psychedelia. Not a mere homage to the history of popular music; the band has assimilated these influences into its own sonic approach. As a result, even Wavves' familiar inspirations feel invigorated.
Weaver, Jane "Modern Kosmology" LP (Fire UK) A radiant blast of kosmic rock and intergalactic electro-pop from the British artist.
White Hills "H-p1" LP (Thrill Jockey) Repress
White Hills "Stop Mute Defeat" LP (Thrill Jockey)

CLASSIC
Joplin, Janis "California 1962: The Early Days" LP (Jambalaya)

HIP HOP
Childish Gambino "Awaken, My Love!" LP (Glassnote) Now available on vinyl! Colourful, brilliantly messy, and a fully committed hodge-podge of psych and spacecake croons, 'Awaken, My Love!' is unlikely to shed further light on exactly what Childish Gambino is at heart, but by now, Glover's erratic approach is surely part of his central appeal. The multi-instrumentalist delivers his fourth full-length, steeped in 70 P Funk and the like. Includes: Exclusive booklet, 2 x heavyweight 45 RPM LPs, Virtual reality headset, & a glow in the dark cover, digital download and more.
Homeboy Sandman "Veins" LP (Stones Throw) New seventh studio album from the Queens, New York rapper.
Tosca "Suzuki" LP (!K7) Reissue of the second studio album by Austrian downtempo / trip-hop duo, from 2000.

METAL
Arkona 'Lunaris" LP ( Debemur Morti Productions/Thrill Jockey)
Ulver "The Assassination Of Julius Caesar" CD/LP (House of Mythology) New self-produced LP from the Norwegian genre-spanning rock trio. The group have never produced anything as melodic and simple as this before yet it sounds unforced and natural, almost as if Ulver have been working on smooth electronic pop for decades rather than a few years. The challenge of making something so immediate and inviting is obviously one everyone involved has taken to with gusto, as a musical work it might be their most daring experiment to date.
Voivod "Dimension Hatross" LP (Noise Records) Three reissues from the Canadian progressive thrash legend's classic Noise Records years, 1986's "Rrrroooaaarrr", 1987's "Killing Technology" and 1988's "Dimension Hatross". All have been remastered, with the CD versions containing lots of extras including a double CD of the album, a live set and an additional DVD of live performances & rehearsals. The band's style changed several times since their inception in the early 1980s, starting out as a speed metal band, Voivod then added a mix of prog metal and thrash to create a unique style. Voivod are considered by many underground circles as one of the most influential metal bands from the '80s, across numerous genres. Re-mastered from the original tapes & pressed to high quality heavy-weight vinyl.
Voivod "Killing Technology" LP (Noise Records) Reissue
Voivod "Rrroooaaarrr" LP (Noise Records) Reissue

PUNK
Crimpshrine "Duct Tape Soup" LP (Numero) New reissue of the 1992 compilation from the highly influential punk band. The trio of Berkeley kids reinvented the genre with music that was melodic but full of feedback. Featuring comic artist Aaron Cometbus, a twelve year-old Jeff Ott, and rotating cast of Bay Area punks including Jesse Michaels who later formed Operation Ivy. Crimpshrine members would go on to play in, Fifteen, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Shotwell Coho, Pinhead Gunpowder, Sweet Babys, Tilt and many other East Bay bands.
Crimpshrine "The Sound Of A New World Being Born" LP (Numero) New reissue of the band's second compilation, originally released in 1998. Collects the band's EPs from 1988 to 1990, as well as their 1989 LP 'Lame Gig Contest' and several comp tracks.

JAZZ
Lloyd McNeill Quartet "Washington Suite" LP (Soul Jazz)

SOUL / FUNK
The Como Mamas "Move Upstairs" CD/LP (Daptone) New sophomore LP from the American South's toughest power trio of Gospel & Soul. The Como Mamas are the real thing. Ester Mae Wilbourn, Della Daniels and Angelia Taylor are the kind of natural talents that can push music outside of a category. This is a gospel record through and through, but you don't have to be a fan of the genre or a churchgoer to appreciate its strengths or to recognize the positive, life-affirming role music this powerful can play. Given the state of things in the American South, music this soulful is clearly timeless. Available on limited white vinyl while we have it.
Five Royales, The "Tell the Truth" LP (Southern Routes)
Watson, Johnny "Guitar" "A Real Mother For Ya" LP (Culture Factory USA Inc./LMLR)
Watson, Johnny "Guitar" "Ain't That a Bitch" LP (Culture Factory USA Inc./LMLR)

DISCO
Bumblebee Unlimited "Lady Bug" 12" (Get On Down) Bumblebee Unlimited was a studio-based disco unit conducted by Patrick Adams and Gregory Carmichael. 'Lady Bug' is considered by many to be one of the most important underground tracks of the Disco era, this almost 10 minute mix brings out the Latin percussions to the front making it a true dance floor classic.
Richenel "La Diferencia" 12" (Music From Memory) Totally wicked slab of disco funk and electroid boogie on Amsterdam's Music From Memory, pulling out their very first reissue/compilation by a Dutch artist, Richenel, who was a something of a dance-pop-star in his home country through the late '80 and into the early '90s.

WORLD
Astatke, Mulatu "Mulatu of Ethiopia" CD/LP/3LP (Strut) New first ever official reissue of Mulatu Astatke's legendary 1972 debut. Arguably one of the most influential musicians from Ethiopia. During the 1960's, he studied music abroad in London, Boston, and New York. He then returned home to Ethiopia armed with a love for jazz and Latin music. There he blended Ethiopian traditional music with the Latin-jazz he was so fond of to create a unique hybrid he called "Ethio-jazz". Also available as a limited a deluxe triple LP, including a mono edition, stereo edition, and outakes.
Umoja "707" CD/LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa) New first-ever reissue from legendary South African pop artist "Om"Alec Khaoli, whose band Umoja recorded several astoundingly danceable records in the 1980s. "707," perhaps the band's most successful outing, was originally released in 1988. Love and vocoder, positivity and synth. This recording rocks short and sweet, with a dollop of electronic post-disco hook-y songwriting. Every song was a top ten hit at the time, and to me this music feels timeless.

LIBRARY
Odeon "Rocket Launch" 12" (Edizioni Mondo)
Radiophonic Workshop, The "Burial In Several Earths" CD/4x10" (Room 13)

PROG / PSYCH
Cluster "Konzerte 1972/1977" LP+CD (Bureau B) The two authorized recordings presented on Konzerte 1972/1977 vividly conjure up the atmosphere, perhaps even the magic, of a Cluster performance back in the day. One took place in 1977 during a science fiction festival in Metz (France). The other dates back to an earlier show in Hamburg's Fabrik venue. A utopian, previously undiscovered world of sound was created in the presence of the beholder. A successful performance was considered more important than a perfect recording thereof. As listeners, this should be accepted today. Konzerte 1972/1977 provides a short journey into the nascent heart of Cluster's creative universe, just after the big bang.
Trad, Gras och Stenar "Tack For Kaffet (So Long)" CD (Subliminal Sounds) Long-awaited and unexpected new album from the legendary Swedish pioneers of transcendental psychedelic rock music and DIY culture in general. Tack För Kaffet (So Long) is a tribute to deceased band members and dear friends Torbjörn Abelli and Thomas Mera Gartz from the original foursome. The sounds were captured on tape in their workshop in the countryside and consists mainly of improvised moments where the sounds travel beyond time and space, something that has been TGS hallmark over the years from International Harvester to Parson Sound, to the more focused and expansive Trad, Gras Och Stenar efforts. A manifestation of improvised timelessly organic music and free creation. LP restock on the way!

EXPERIMENTAL
Black Leather Jesus / Smegma "split" LP (self-released)
Flying Luttenbachers "Revenge Of The Flying Luttenbachers" LP (Skin Graft) First ever remastered reissue of the band's fantastic 1996 LP, a head first jump into the genre blender.
Golden Cup "Futura" LP (Grandangolo)

ELECTRONIC
Bottin "YAML" 12" (2MR) You Are My Love. A song about a somewhat destructive yet playful relationship.
Jlin "Black Origami" CD (Planet Mu) Jerrilynn Patton, known as Jlin, is an electronic musician from Gary, Indiana. With "Black Origami" Patton has done away with the use of samples, of others, entirely and created a remarkable sophomore full-length that demands repeat listening. She turns the tools of footwork into an overwhelming piece of musical architecture, an epic treatise on where rhythm comes from and where it can go. Named 'best new music' on Pitchfork. LP restock on the way.

SOUNDTRACK
OST "Fawlty Towers" LP (AEC IMPORTS/ DEMON) Picture disc

PRINTED MATTER
Coley, Byron "Defense Against Squares" BK (L'Oie de Cravan) This is the first major collection published of music journalist Byron Coley's poetry. Defense Against Squares features odes to personal heroes such as Jack Rose, Lou Reed, and Captain Beefheart, poems against the rotten world of George Bush and words of resistance against all squares. Introduction by Kim Gordon.

Friday, May 12th

POP / ROCK
Busy P (Featuring Mayer Hawthorne) "Genie" 12" (Ed Banger Records) Busy P asked his longtime friend from Los Angeles Mayer Hawthorne (of Tuxedo) to write a love song. The EP is completed with remixes from the UK's finest producers.
Girlpool "Powerplant" LP (Anti) On colored vinyl
Growl "Won't You" LP (Austin Town Hall)
John-Pauls, The "Forget to Remember To Forget" CD/LP (AAGOO Records) New release from the Austin post-punk band.
Kennedy, Sophia "s/t" LP (Pampa) New self-titled debut album by Germany's versatile pop composer, Sophia Kennedy. In eleven songs, Kennedy travels from doo-wop to dubstep, from classic crooning to breathless R'n'B, revealing her as a deft lyricist and master of melody.
Little Dragon "Season High" LP (Loma Vista) New fifth full-length release for the Swedish electronic quartet merges synthetic R&B, modern textures and of-the-moment dance music.
Nesh, Moses "No Labor Saving Machine" LP (Keeled Scales) Austin-based primitive Americana folk.
Palmer, Amanda & Edward Ka-Spel "I Can Spin A Rainbow" CD/LP (Cooking Vinyl)
Panic at the Disco "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" LP (Fueled By Ramen) Reissue of the 2005 debut album.
Styles, Harry 's/t" LP (Columbia) Debut full length from 1/5th of the One Direction empire.
Tres Oui "Singles Going Nowhere" LP (Austin Town Hall)
v/a "Slacker Capital 2" CD (Austin Town Hall)

HIP HOP
Lil Ugly Mane "Mista Thug Isolation" (anniversary edition) LP (Hundebliss Italy) New limited anniversary vinyl reissue of Lil Ugly Mane's 2012 classic Mister Thug Isolation. Originally released on cassette by Ormolycka. Presented here with the original artwork.
Ross, Rick "Rather You Than Me" LP (Epic)

CLASSIC ROCK
Martyn, John "Inside Out" LP (Mercury) New reissue of the British singer-songwriter and guitarist's 1973 LP.
Martyn, John "Sunday's Child" LP (Mercury) New reissue of the British singer-songwriter and guitarist's 1975 LP.

COUNTRY
Harris, Emmylou "Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers At The Ryma" LP
Jackson, Wanda "Rockin' With Wanda" LP (Cornbread) New reissue of the queen of rockabilly's 1962 LP. This compilation is the definitive collection of Wanda Jackson's rocking, rockabilly sides. Includes four bonus tracks. Reissued here on 180 gram vinyl.

BLUES
Chenier, Clifton "Bayou Blues" LP (Cornbread) New reissue of Clifton Chenier's Bayou Blues, originally released in 1971. Clifton Chenier is considered one of the originators of zydeco music. Bayou Blues compiles most of Chenier's classic recordings for R&B label, Specialty. Reissued here on 180 gram vinyl.
Hooker, John Lee "I'm John Lee Hooker" LP (Cornbread) New reissue of I'm John Lee Hooker, originally released in 1959. Collecting material recorded between 1955 and 1959, these are some of John Lee Hooker's most evocative recordings ever. Reissued here on 180 gram vinyl.

SOUL / FUNK
Brown, James "Prisoner Of Love" LP (Cornbread) New reissue of James Brown's Prisoner Of Love, originally released in 1963. The godfather of soul's seventh studio album is pure R&B and soul, mid-tempo pain and pleading. Features his first big pop hit in the title track. Reissued here on 180 gram vinyl
Shirelles, The "Sing To Trumpets And Strings" LP (Cornbread) New reissue of The Shirelles Sing To Trumpets And Strings, originally released in 1961. The follow up to their 1961 debut, Tonight's The Night. Features songwriting from Luther Dixon who produced his all-time classic "Mama Said". Reissued here on 180 gram vinyl; Includes a bonus track.

WORLD
King Ayisoba "1000 Can Die" LP (Glitterbeat)
Donato, Joao & Seu Trio "Muito A Vontade" LP (Go! Bop!) New reissue of Joao Donato & Seu Trio's Muito A Vontade, originally released in 1962. The debut from a legend of Brazilian jazz and Latin music. A combination of skillful jazz performance, catchy melodies, and Latin sounds. Relaxed slow jazz tunes with an obvious bossa nova groove.
Les Freres Megri "Mahmoud, Hassan Et Younes" LP (Sudiphone) New first ever reissue of the 1974 LP. The second album from Les Freres Megri, a family band formed in Oujda, Morocco in the late 1960s. One of the finest examples of the early '70s progressive, psych and folk sounds coming from North Africa and beyond. Psychedelic baroque folk that recalls Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Trees, and early Pink Floyd. Beautifully remastered and reissued in an edition of 500.

JAZZ
Ayler, Albert "Prophecy" LP (ESP-Disk) New reissue of Ayler's 1975 LP, recorded in concert at the Cellar Cafe, NYC, June 14, 1964, three weeks before this trio recorded the epochal Spiritual Unity. Contains excellent trio versions of several of Ayler's signature tunes: the ripping take on 'Ghosts (First Variation)' finds Ayler in heavy honk mode as he sandwiches eight minutes of furious double-time runs between statements of the uplifting, childlike theme. 'The Wizard' and 'Prophecy' are excellent demonstrations of the band's ability to chip away at a lovely tune until the ground is clear for playful collective improvisation. Features Gary Peacock & Sunny Murray, pressed to opaque yellow vinyl.
Coltrane, Alice "World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Turiya Alice Coltrane" CS/LP (Luaka Bop) Alice Coltrane's stunning devotional works find their way back to their original format: cassette. In a secluded ashram Coltrane found the freedom to explore her spirituality through music unfettered, performing countless solo bhajans, and group kirtans and experimented with synthesizers using the complex structures learnt from jazz. The result is stunning and not easy to explain. This collection compiles select tracks from all four of the original self-released cassettes.
Combo Los Yogas "Canabrava" LP (Vampi Soul) New reissue of the 1977 LP. Combo Los Yogas was a short-lived early Colombian salsa band from Medellin directed and arranged by Anibal Jose Angel Echeverri, the famous antioqueno keyboardist known as Anibal Angel or simply Anan. The sound here is very raw and hard. Despite being a record with no originals, Canbrava holds up magnificently due to the inherent quality and execution of its repertoire, providing a wonderful snapshot of the influences and early development of the genre of salsa in 1960s Colombia.
Combo Los Yogas "Canabrava" LP (Vampi Soul) New reissue of the 1977 LP. Combo Los Yogas was a short-lived early Colombian salsa band from Medellín directed and arranged by Aníbal José Ángel Echeverri, the famous antioqueño keyboardist known as Aníbal Ángel or simply Anán. The sound here is very raw and hard. Despite being a record with no originals, Cañabrava holds up magnificently due to the inherent quality and execution of its repertoire, providing a wonderful snapshot of the influences and early development of the genre of salsa in 1960s Colombia.
Davis, Miles "Conception" LP (Cornbread) New reissue of the classic Miles Davis hard bop recordings from October 5, 1951. Features Art Blakey; Sonny Rollins; Walter Bishop, Jr.; Tommy Potter; and Jackie McLean in his very first recording session. 180-gram vinyl.
Fruko "A La Memoria Del Muerto" LP (Vampi Soul) New facsimile reissue of Fruko Y Sus Tesos's second album, released in 1972, featuring the soaring and soulful vocals of Cali native Edulfamid Molina Díaz, aka 'Píper Pimienta'. Produced and engineered by Fruko's uncle Mario "Pachanga" Rincón, the album has an uncompromisingly stark, hard sound. Instead of basic salsa, there are many different rhythms - guaguancó, bomba, plena, oriza, bolero, cha-cha-chá, descarga and Latin soul.
Mingus, Charles / Max Roach / Eric Dolphy / Roy Eldridge / Jo Jone "Newport Rebels" LP (Cornbread) New reissue of Newport Rebels, originally released in 1960. Led by Charles Mingus and Max Roach, this 1960 recording was made, in some regard, in protest to the booking policy of the Newport Jazz Festival. Recorded over only two sessions at New York's Nola Penthouse Studios, Newport Rebels features the vocalist Abbey Lincoln. A fine piece of post-bop. Reissued here on 180 gram vinyl.
Roach, Max "We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite" LP (Cornbread) Reissue of the controversial 1960 civil rights protest album.
Weston, Randy "Uhuru Afrika" LP (Cornbread) New reissue of Randy Weston's Uhuru Afrika, originally released in 1960. One of the earliest examples of the blending of African rhythms and progressive, socially conscious jazz. Features a 24-piece big band and lyrical content from Langston Hughes. Reissued here on 180 gram vinyl.

PUNK
Ausencia "Cuantas Vidas" 7" (Verdugo Discos) Second EP from L.A.'s AUSENCIA and they follow up their first EP with more great melodic Spanish-language punk.
Burnout "st" 7" (To Live A Lie)
Cadenaxo "Belleza Mexicana" 7" (Verdugo Discos) Reissued debut flexi from this band from Mexico City. Cadenaxo deliver an early 80s Boston hardcore sound, like DYS or NEGATIVE FX, complimented with their influence of 90's Mexican punk.
Futura "s/t" CS (Verdugo Discos)
Gun Club "In My Room" LP (Bang! Records) First ever release of the unreleased recordings of what would have been the very last album of The Gun Club. Featuring the very last studio recordings Jeffrey Lee Pierce did with the band, between 1991 and 1993. The sound is exceptional yet basic, but to hear JLP sing on these gems is a haunting yet beautiful thing. Includes covers from The Who, Wilson Pickett, and more. Pressed to 150 gram vinyl in an edition of 500.
Hondartzako Hondakinak "s/t" 7" (Solar Funeral) Hardcore punk from French Basque country. True to the tradition of Basque punk music, it is played with intense passion and a rawness that feels like the songs are barely being held together.
Jesus Chris + The Beetles "Trickle Down" CD/CS (Heavy Baby Records) Glam noise punk from Denton.
Marrón "Terreno" LP (Verdugo Discos)
Prision Postumo "s/t" 7" (Verdugo Discos) Great new Orange County punk. Six songs of primitive, tuneful oi!
Redd Kross "Hot Issue" LP (Bang! Records) New proper reissue of a compilation that was self-released by the band and sold out immediately, featuring rarities recorded by Redd Kross in Hollywood between 1981 and 2007. Top quality recordings that focus mostly on the band's most explosively creativite period in the '90s. 150 gram vinyl in an edition of 600.
Tollwut (Bochum) "Seuchen" LP (Hayride) New compilation from the iconic early 80's underground German band. Seuchen compiles the rare 1981 Seuchen 7" EP, the even more rare 1983 MC cassette album, and the more sophisticated 1983 recordings. Raw, nihilistic, and aggressive. Punk in its original form and spirit: border songwriting with ska rhythms and furious riffs. For fans of leftist German street punk of the '80s.

METAL
Cirith Ungol "King of the Dead" CD/LP (Metal Blade) Domestic reissue of the 2nd album from US power metal legends. CD version includes extra tracks.
Cloven Hoof "s/t" LP (Wax Maniax) Their debut from 1984, available again on LP for the first time since then. NWOBHM at it's finest.
Duel "Witchbanger" LP (Heavy Psych Sounds) New sophomore LP from the Austin-based tripped-out heavies. Duel pay tribute to the darker breed of early '70s proto-metal and classic, old school, early '80s, heavy metal pioneers. Limited colored vinyl.
Orcanaut / Mountain of Smoke "Split 2016" CD (Heavy Baby Records)
Oxbow "The Thin Black Duke" LP (Hydra Head)
Venom "Skeletons in the Closet" LP (Wax Maniax) Compilation of demos and early unreleased tracks from the fathers of Black Metal.

PROG / PSYCH
9:30 Fly "s/t" LP (Wah Wah) UK Psych / Folk record from 1972 now reissued.
Acid Mothers Temple / ST37 "Sycamore Trees b/w Just You" 12" (Super Secret Self Sabotage) As we await the return of Twin Peaks, here is a split 12-inch with Acid Mothers Temple from Japan and ST 37 from Austin, Texas -- both contributing covers of Angelo Badalamenti/Lynch songs from the original run of Twin Peaks.
Ackerman, Forrest J. / Frank Coe "Music For Robots" 10" (Wah Wah) Science fiction writer, literary agent, and collector Forrest J. Ackerman's 1961 collaboration with famed sound effects editor Frank Coe. Limited edition of 300.
Gam "1976" LP (Wah Wah) New first ever vinyl pressing of the 1976 recording that was originally released on cassette only in 1986. Gam, fronted by the guitar maestro Günter Schickert, were a part of the "New-Deutsch-Wave", picking up where groups like Guru Guru and Ash Ra Tempel left off. Recorded in Schickert's cellar.
Li Garattoni "Find Out What I'm Dreaming" LP (Private) A journey into the world of female cosmic energy. A feminine concept production conceived and produced by Li Garattoni with a backup band comprised of known names in the German synth/psychrock scene. Beautiful downtempo synth pop with a lot of Krautish psychedelic ingredients - originally released on the small German label Software Music in 1982. DMM audiophile import pressing with foldout insert.
Maypole "s/t" LP (Vinilisssimo) Facsimile reissue of the band's self-titled debut, originally released in 1971. Formed in Baltimore in late 1969, by Demian Bell and Paul Welsh, Maypole released their debut LP on Colossus in 1971. Bluesy hard psych vibes, strong melodies, and nice group harmonies. Their sound was compared to Cream, Iron Butterfly, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix.
Picchio Dal Pozzo "s/t" LP (Goodfellas) Reissue of Picchio Dal Pozzo's self-titled album, originally released in 1976. Picchio Dal Pozzo can be considered as the definitive "Canterbury"-inspired band coming from Italy's 1970 progressive rock scene. Oblique tunes and liquid harmonies, airy flutes, crispy horns, loads of electric piano and fuzz bass. Drops of jazz, pop romanticism, waves of minimalism and deep pataphysical vocals and lyrics.
Pythagoron "s/t" LP (Wah Wah) First time on vinyl since it's release in 1977, an album self-proclaimed to "alter your awareness, to get you high".
Yamasuki "Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki" LP (The Great Thunder) New reissue of Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki, originally released in 1971. The brainchild of French composers Jean Kluger and Daniel Vangarde, Yamasuki is a diamond in the field of weird exploito-pop, fusing western pop with folkloristic elements of different origins. A simmering mixture of bloomy late '60s pop with a psychedelic edge, elements of funk, and fuzzed-out acid rock tunes, and a beautiful western pop art vision of Japanese music.

COMPOSERS
Badings, Henk & Dick Raaijmakers "Evolutions, Contrasts & Electronic Music" LP (Aurora Rising) Reissue of Henk Badings and Dick Raaijmakers's Evolutions, Contrasts & Electronic Music. Originally released in 1958 under the title Electronic Music and released again in 1968 as Evolution & Contrasts. Badings and Raaijmakers (Kid Baltan) were pioneers in the field of electronic music. They created electronic soundscapes with a rather creepy atmosphere. This reissue includes five bonus tracks.


EXPERIMENTAL
Baker, Aidan & Karen Willems "Nonland" LP (Gizeh) New limited edition release from classically-trained multi-instrumentalist Aidan Baker (Nadja, B/B/S/, Caudal) and Belgium drummer Karen Willems live in Berlin. Recorded in a single session in Berlin on June 18, 2016. Nonland combines atmospheric, looping guitar with textural, polyrhythmic percussion.
The Caretaker "Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 2" LP (History Always Favours The Winners) Leyland James Kirby's new second chapter of 'Everywhere at the End of Time', the six-album swan song to his haunting Caretaker project. 'Everywhere at the end of time' is a new and finite series exploring dementia, its advance and its totality. The second stage is the self realization and awareness that something is wrong with a refusal to accept that. More effort is made to remember so memories can be more long form with a little more deterioration in quality, confusion begins setting in. Loop points wilt away in dusty autumnal greys and russet rustles as new information becomes more difficult to process, making it more preferable for The Caretaker to back pedal down memory lane toward an opaque smudge of half-forgotten/remembered spaces, places and un/familiar faces which provide more comfort and clarity than the world around him. An enlightening experience for these strange, disingenuous and unpredictable end times that we inhabit right now. As always, artwork by Ivan Seal.
Glochids "Ni Fila" LP (Ascetic House) New LP from the Arizona native. Electronics & field recordings, acoustic & midi percussion. Gamelan bonang share space with Guatemalan street scenes. Various tracks built from material used extensively in Glochids live performances over the past three years.
Granite Mask "Second Wind" LP (Ascetic House) After several cassette releases on Ascetic House and Nostilevo, Los Angeles based Granite Mask delivers his first vinyl release. Lumbering & rugged techno.
Magamura "Supernaturals" LP (Kebko Music) New debut from the Hungarian duo combines an indie aesthetic with the electronic music prowess. Supernaturals captures and distills their improvisational mutability into a testament to their promising potential.
øjeRum "When Birds Fly, The Eyes Of Heaven Can Rest" LP (Aurora Borealis) Debut vinyl from Danish multi-disciplinary artist øjeRum. Two extended tracks of ethereal, haunting, and otherworldly beauty. Clear vinyl; Edition of 300.
Pancrace "s/t" LP (Penultimate Press) New debut recording from the French outfit. Music for many instruments including: pipe organ Stiehr-Mockers 1848, baroque violin, motorized bow, Standuino Pi synth, hurgy toys, AM radio, uilleann pipes, hulusi, and more. On Pancrace, one can hear many shape-shifting instruments and devices being twiddled without quite knowing which are bowed, plucked, hammered, or rubbed. Microtones, striated polyrhythms, and the language of the birds. Edition of 500.
Rahbek, Loke "City Of Women" LP (Editions Mego) New LP from Danish artist Loke Rahbek, his first solo full-length under his own name.
v/a "Mono No Aware" 2LP (Pan) Mono No Aware is the first compilation to be released from the PAN label, collating unreleased ambient tracks from both new and existing PAN artists. The 80-minute compilation amplifies the subliminal and moves through more traditional notions of what is called "ambient", incorporating wider variations that fall under the term and reflecting our present moment. Where ambient music was once dominated by auteurs-Eno, Richard D. James, GAS, Stars of the Lid-it's now increasingly becoming the province of low-key producers working in relative anonymity who let the work speak for itself. Features: Helm, Yves Tumor, M.E.S.H., Sky H1, Bill Kouligas, and more.

GOTH / DARKWAVE
Der Blaue Reiter "Epitaph 1980-1983" LP (Dead Wax Records ) New discography compilation, released for the first time ever, freshly mixed and mastered with all their original analog glory. Drum machine, synths, bass, guitar, deep vocals to give aural shape to melancholy, together with heartfelt lyrics. An amazing, historical document of what could be considered one of the first cold wave bands from Italy. Edition of 265 (hand-numbered).

ELECTRONIC
Craig, Carl "Versus" 3LP (InFine Music) Limited edition
Deep Pill "Sub Dural Frequency'" LP (Ascetic House) Deep Pill's long anticipated vinyl debut comes in the form of the Sub Dural Frequency EP. Following a string of highly coveted, limited cassette releases on Ascetic House, the notoriously reclusive producer D. Pupillo presents his most malicious statement to date. Three expansive, hi-fidelity tracks, soaked in acid, written in isolation and anxiety.
Din "Saturate" LP (Ascetic House) For years now, Greg (High-Functioning Flesh) and Josie Vand (DVA Damas) have been ceaselessly labouring in Los Angeles' underground punk and art scenes. As DIN, they come together with a focus and precision that is palpable, compelling you to lose yourself while they mock a certain type of darkness. With an honest nod to the minimal/dark-wave originators, their partnership of rhythm and vocals constructs a hallway of mirrors you want to get lost in.
GAS "Narkopop" 3LP+CD/CD (Kompakt) Following Kompakt's re-release of label-founder Wolfgang Voigt's essential GAS back catalog as a box set, Voigt returns to present Narkopop, his first new work as Gas in seventeen years. Inspired by childhood trips into the forest (and a subsequent LSD experience as a teenager in the Königsforst, near Cologne), the ambient techno of GAS is among the German artist's most personal music. It's also his most elusive. The deep drones, thrumming kick drums and snatches of classical music are as dense and mysterious as the forests that inspired them. But despite its grand gestures, the great triumph of GAS is that the feelings the project evokes are hard to name. The music of Narkopop can be meditative, but there's always something unsettling lingering beneath -- it's about shaking something loose rather than easing us into serenity. The arrangements imply "drama," but it's a nonspecific type, a blurry scene where details are just out of reach. There's no major reinvention here, but the sheer scale of Narkopop feels bigger and richer than what came before. While earlier Gas tracks were often based on the hypnotic effects of looping techniques, the ten new pieces on Narkopop unfold their magic in a more entwined manner, sometimes with the sonic might of an entire philharmonic orchestra. LP version includes a bonus track; Comes with a 24-page booklet in a hardcover book.
Jock Club "Morphism" LP (Ascetic House) Four cuts of jacked track-style bangers. Club ready.
Lo Phi / Yim Sock "20/20: Vol. 1" CS (Growth In Decay)
Massive Attack "Mezzanine" (Import) LP German import reissue of the 1998 album, featuring the massive single 'Teardrop' with Cocteau Twin's Elizabeth Fraser. Darker, slicker, and more monstrous than the group's fizzy first steps, Mezzanine relied on heavy sampling to braid together disparate threads in music's history. There's a violence that courses through the record, a subtle menace that the UK trio pricked at with their lyrics, but never fully traced. Through the aperture of lines like "she's on the dark side" and "you're lost and you're lethal," Massive Attack let you imagine an enemy that is always out of sight. They sculpted the shadows.
Orgonon Pit "s/t" LP (Ascetic House) From Providence, Rhode Island, Orgonon Pit makes its vinyl debut with this self-titled full-format electronic synthesis of modern abstraction. Concrète jungle.
Somali Extract "Pareidolia" LP (Ascetic House)
Soren Roi "Macon" LP (Ascetic House) Vinyl debut from Soren Roi. Manic bliss with contrasting lush tones and unsettled micro-percussions.
Surgeon "Convenience Trap" 12" (Dynamic Tension) Since September 2015 Surgeon has been performing live improvised techno using hardware machines. This has gradually evolved over the 25 years that he's been performing to a point where it really can't be called DJing anymore. He's taken the techniques and inspiration from this live creative process and distilled them into these four tracks. Convenience Trap follows on from the techniques learned in his Bland Ambition release, also on Dynamic Tension. Always pushing forward against the plague of mediocrity.

SOUNDTRACK
OST Bowie, David / Trevor Jones "Labyrinth" LP (Capitol) Long out of print in the U.S., this 30th anniversary edition is fully remastered and features the original jacket and artwork.
OST "Frida" LP (Deutsche Gammophon)

Friday, May 5th

POP / ROCK
Afghan Whigs "In Spades" CD/LP/CS (Sub Pop) New full-length from the Cincinnati alternative rock band led by Greg Dulli. In Spades clocks in at just 10 songs in 36 minutes, but feels as expansive and substantial as a double-album statement.
Alex Napping "Mise En Place" CD/LP (Father / Daughter) Austin-based quartet Alex Napping draws from the deeply personal and the sonically groovy to create storytelling with a beat. This is the band's sophomore full-length release.
At The Drive In "in*ter a*li*a" CD/LP (Rise) Long-awaited return of El Paso's favorite post-punk quartet, their first record in 17 years. The band's new found restraint warrants some of the record's finest moments, and when the Texas rockers aren't twisting and distorting their music like a rubber band, they get lost in the ether. Inter Alia is a blistering return to form. On limited color vinyl, while it lasts.
Bibio "Beyond Serious" 12" (Warp)
Big Walnuts Yonder "s/t" LP (Sargent House)
Bonnie Prince Billy "Best Troubador" CD/LP/CS (Drag City) Will Oldham's tribute album to Merle Haggard.
Cave, Nick "Lovely Creatures - The Best of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (1984-2014)" CD
Copeland, Eric "Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect" LP (L.I.E.S.)
Craig, Ian William "Slow Vessels" LP (Fatcat) New EP from the classically-trained Canadian composer. 'Slow Vessels' is a six-track addendum to the Vancouver artist's last LP, 'Centres', a radical reprise. RIYL: James Blake, Tim Hecker, & Bon Iver, maybe.
Mac Demarco "This Old Dog" CD/LP (Captured Tracks) New third full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter. DeMarco has shifted his musical style in a way that does not feel forced or as though he lost anything in the process. Intimate and endearingly honest, This Old Dog is Mac DeMarco's most essential chapter of slacker gospel yet -- and with a cleaner studio sound it's also the most polished version of his signature sound we have heard to date. Available on white vinyl, while it lasts.
Diet Cig "Swear I'm Good At This" CS (Father/Daughter)
Flaming Lips "The Flaming Lips Onboard the International Space Station Concert for Peace" CD
Flume "Skin Companion II" 12" (Mom & Pop)
Geraldine Fibbers "Lost Somewhere Between The Earth and My Home" LP (Jealous Butcher)
Gonzalez, Delia "Horse Follows Darkness" LP (DFA)
Helado Negro "Private Energy" LP (RVNG) The latest from Roberto Carlos Lange's cosmic electronic pop project is a melodic and beautifully produced meditation on identity and the difficulty of connection.
Jesu / Sun Kil Moon "30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth" CD (Caldo Verde)
Joni Void "Selfless" CD/LP (Constellation) Debut official full-length release from the young French soundcloud producer Jean Cousin aka Joni Void (and fka Johnny_Ripper). Cousin takes influence from the likes of The Books, Four Tet, Matmos, Burial, Boards of Canada, & Nicholas Jaar.
Juan Maclean "Can You Ever Really Know Somebody" LP (DFA)
Look Blue Go Purple "Still Bewitched" LP (Flying Nun) Double LP discography compilation of the over-looked New Zealand band's three studio releases plus live & unreleased tracks.
MacKay, Bill "Esker" LP (Drag City)
Marcy Playground "s/t" LP (Slow Down Sounds) Reissue of the band's 1997 debut, now on vinyl for the first time. Sex & Candy.
Moon Duo "Occult Architecture Vol. 2" CD/LP (Sacred Bones) New fifth full-length release for the Oregon psychedelic duo explores the light side on this second of a two-part concept that explores dark and light/ying and yang energies. Pressed to blue vinyl.
Moreland, John "Big Bad Luv" CD/LP (4AD)
Moss, Jessica "Pools of Light" CD/LP (Constellation) One of Constellation's most pivotal contributors, Canadian violinist Jessica Moss, takes the solo spotlight to afford a stunning glimpse of her personal sonic world view in a rare, captivating away day from her work with Godspeed You Black Emperor, Vic Chesnutt, & A Silver Mt. Zion.
New Year "Snow" LP (Undertow)
Nightlands "I Can Feel The Night Around Me" CD/LP (Western Vinyl) New full-length from War On Drugs bassist Dave Hartley's spacey choral solo project.
Nite Jewel "Good Evening" (Expanded Reissue) LP (Gloriette) A reissue of the 2009 indie disco debut will include 2 new tracks.
Nite Jewel "Real High" LP (Gloriette)
Perfume Genius "No Shape" CD/LP (Matador) New fourth full-length release for the indie singer-songwriter. With strident chords, spiralling melodies, and shiver inducing delivery, No Shape might spend a lot of its time searching, but in being open about that the record presents Perfume Genius at his most realised. Featuring Weyes Blood, pressed to clear vinyl.
Phantom Shakers, The "Gloss My Lips b/w Blues I Can't Hide" 7" (Ghettobilly Records)
Porcupine Tree "The Sky Moves Sideways" LP (K Scope)
Shelley, Joan "Over and Even" CD/LP (No Quarter) New third full-length release for the Kentucky singer-songwriter features guest appearance from Rachel Grimes and Will Oldham.
Slowdive "s/t' CD/LP/CS (Dead Oceans) First new release in 22 years for the recently re-formed British shoegaze band. It's strange to call it a comeback album, because it seems so sure of itself. Instead, it feels like a completely logical next step in their discography. The record fits snugly inside the band's canon, so much so that it makes the 22 years since Pygmalion all the more difficult to believe. Slowdive delivers nearly everything their fans desire in a return: familiarity, innovation, and vast atmospheres to get lost in -- all uniquely Slowdive. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts.
St. Jude, F.M. "Almost Lost" FM Frederick Michael 12" (Drag City)
Survive "S/T" LP (Holodeck) New reissue of the Austin synth quartet's 2012 release. The band's debut full-length remains their most defining effort, marking the culmination of several years spent recording, honing, and crafting a remarkably intricate balance of song-writing and experimentation. Available on colored vinyl, while it lasts.
Tuttle, Doug "Peace Potato" CD/LP (Trouble in Mind) Massachusetts songwriter Doug Tuttle returns with his third solo album, "Peace Potato", recorded alone in a bedroom in Somerville for the
Typhonian Highlife "The World of Shells" LP (Drag City)
Woods "Love Is Love" CD/LP (Woodsist) New full-length release from the New York psych folk rock band, recorded in two months after the presidential election. Reverbed out with an atmospheric warble.

COUNTRY
Chris Stapleton "From A Room: Volume 1" CD/LP (Mercury Nashville) New anticipated sophomore full-length from the outlaw country soul musician and Nashville songwriter. The first of two volumes (the second is due later this year), From A Room was recorded in Nashville with throwback-country super-producer Dave Cobb at RCA Studio A, a venerable room where Waylon, Willie, Dolly and others made classics back in the day.

METAL
Dillinger Escape Plan "Limerent Death" 7" (Cooking Vinyl)
Sword, The "Greetings From..." LP (Razor & Tie) First ever live record released from the Austin stoner rock band.
Voivod "Dimension Hatross" 2CD+DVD (Noise Records)
Voivod "Killing Technology" 2CD+DVD (Noise Records)
Voivod "Rrroooaaarrr" 2CD+DVD (Noise Records)

PUNK
Bad Brains "Build a Nation" LP (Megaforce)
Crooked Bangs "II" LP (Nervous Intent) Latest release from the Austin trio.
Descendents "Everything Sucks" LP 20th Anniversary reissue
Pin Group "Go To Town" 12" (Superior Viaduct) New first ever reissue of the New Zealand band's 1982 12" EP, their third and final classic release. Featuring an expanded five-piece lineup with Mary Heney on guitar/vocals and Peter Fryer on viola. Showcasing the band's dramatic chiaroscuro textures and arresting lyrics, Go To Town make staggeringly clear how much sonic ground The Pin Group covered in their unfortunately short tenure. Translucent red vinyl pressed in limited edition of 1,000 copies for Record Store Day.
US Weekly "s/t" LP (Night Moves) New full-length from local post-punk group.
v/a "Contaminazioni No Wave Italiane (1980-1985)" LP (Spittle) Reissue of the 2013 CD compilation of the Italian take on post-punk, from Southern Italy to the Alps, now on vinyl for the first time. Inspired by New York's no wave scene, many Italian bands of the early '80s, began creating compelling sounds of a similar ilk. Features the nervous white funk of Bisca, the instrumental explorations of Confusional Quartet, the "fake jazz" of the Hi-Fi Bros, and more.

SOUL / FUNK
Benjamin & The Dreamdancers "Not One More Tear b/w That's What You Mean To Me" 7" (Palmetto Street)
Paz "Paz Are Back" LP (BBE)

JAZZ
Alice Coltrane "World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Turiya Alice Coltrane" CD/LP (Luaka Bop) Stunning retrospective of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda's devotional works collated from the private tape archive of the Avatar Book Institute. Undoubtedly moved by the passing of her husband John Coltrane in 1967, Alice embarked on a spiritual reawakening that took her out of the public eye and culminated with the establishment of a 48-acre Sai Anantam Ashram in Malibu, California in 1983. This secluded ashram gave Coltrane the freedom to explore her spirituality through music unfettered, performing countless solo bhajans, and group kirtans and experimenting with them and synthesizers using the complex structures learnt from jazz. The results is stunning and not easy to explain. This collection compiles select tracks from all four of those self-released cassettes. A real head melter, don't sleep on this one.
Kynard, Charles "Afro-Disiac" LP (Fantasy)
Sun Ra "Singles Vol. 2" LP (Strut) LP version of fully remastered tracks, rare photos, poster artwork, extensive sleeve notes by Francis Gooding, an interview with Saturn Records founder Alton Abraham by John Corbett and detailed track by track and session notes by Paul Griffiths. The 45s box sets each feature a hardboard flip top box containing 10 x 45s in their original artwork along with a bound 28pp booklet.

PROG / PSYCH
Faust 'Fresh Air" CD/LP (Bureau B) New album from the long-running experimental rock project. Fresh Air presents several hypnotic pieces with the kind of noisemaking the band is known for. Features Barbara Manning in a live lecture, Jurgen Engler (Die Krupps) in overdub, and Ysanne Spevack as a wonderful wave-maker on the viola.

LIBRARY
Hosono, Haruomi , Shigeru Suzuki, and Tatsuro Yamashita "Pacific" LP (Victory) New reissue of Pacific, originally released in 1978. Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki, and Tatsuro Yamashita evoke the atmospheres of the South Pacific with an instrumental fusion of city pop, soft jazz, and 1970s funk. A cult LP and a vaporware inspiration. First reissue since 1983.
Roelens, Puccio "La Musica Di Puccio Roelens" LP (Sonor Music Editions) New first ever reissue of the legendary Italian library LP from 1969 -- psychedelic jazz arrangements, lounge funk tunes, catchy bossa, and terrific drums groove. Edition of 500 on 180 gram vinyl.
Umiliani, Piero aka Moggi "Double Face" LP (Overdrive) First ever reissue of Moggi's (aka Piero Umiliani) 1981 LP. The A side is Umiliani's compositions performed by a traditional string orchestra. The tracks have been synthesized for side B, exclusively by electronic instruments. Now available on 180gram vinyl.

COMPOSERS
Andriessen, Jurriaan "The Awakening Dream" LP (Bureau B) First reissue of Jurriaan Andriessen's 1977 LP. The Dutch composer studied with Olivier Messiaen, Serge Koussevitsky, and Aaron Copland. Andriessen strayed from classical traditions and created The Awakening Dream, which is more in tune with the electronic sounds of Germany in the '70s. An excursion into experimental ambient and minimal music - described by Andriessen as a "trance symphony".
Ciani, Suzanne "Fish Music" 7" (Finders Keepers) First ever release of Suzanne Ciani's commissioned Fish Music, originally proposed exclusivly for infinite-looped airings in an American shopping mall aquarium in 1977. Includes a copy of the original press release as well as a press cutting from the time. Limited Record Store Day release.

EXPERIMENTAL
AUnt's AnAlog "Conduit Of Heaven A~" CD (A-A.D.O.) The first two parts of a new series of melodic synth-based works from the local musician.
AUnt's AnAlog "Conduit Of Heaven ~Z" CD (A-A.D.O.) The first two parts of a new series of melodic synth-based works. Edition of 12 hand-numbered copies.
Barbieri, Caterina "Patterns Of Consciousness" LP (Important) New press of the limited debut album Italian electro-acoustic composer and synthesist Caterina Barbieri, originally released on cassette only in 2014. Vertical was composed for the Buchla modular synthesizer and vocals.
Cortini, Alessandro & Masami Akita (Merzbow) "s/t" LP (Important) Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) and Japanese noise legend Masami Akita (Merzbow) flex the analog circuitry of the British early '70s synthesizer, EMS Synthi on this coloaborative release. Notorious for its patch matrix, portability, and distinct tone, this classic synth a modern workout.
Croatian Amor "Finding People" 12" (Posh Isolation) Croatian Amor's clearest move towards pop, albeit a weird one.
Ginsberg, Allen "Allen Ginsberg Reads Howl and Other Poems" LP (Modern Silence) New reissue of Allen Ginsberg's readings from Howl and Other Poems, originally released by Fantasy Records in 1959. Pressed to red vinyl.
Horse Lords " Mixtape IV" CS (Northern Spy) New cassette from the Baltimore minimalist explorers. Mixtape IV presents two side-long journeys. Side A is the band''s own re-arrangement of over-looked NY composer Julius Eastman's "Stay On It" (1973). While side B is a sound and voice collage that includes chanting protestors recorded at the Women's March on Washington on January 21. "Remember the Future" takes a Samuel Beckettian I can't go on, I'll go on approach to song storytelling.
Luar Domatrix "Non Glance" CS (Sucata Tapes) Last seen meddling with Portuguese workers chants on Antologia De Musica Atipica Portuguesa Vol. , Portuguese artist Luar Domatrix sketches an eerie sci-fi inspired tape. Hesitant basslines conflict with lush distant drones and unsteady beats.
Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus "Mirror" LP (Occultation ) New reissue of the Liverpool-based collective's second album Mirror, originally released in 1991 on CD-only. Now on vinyl for the first time. In addition to their signature blend of ethereal beauty and stark brutalism, Mirror burrows deep into the European psyche with multiple musical, literary, and spiritual allusions; taking it's name and cover image from filmmaker Tarkovsky's stream-of-consciousness meditation on war.
v/a "Sounds of New Music" LP (Modern Silence) Reissue of the 1957 Folkways compilation, a collection of 18 compositions from the 1920s to the mid-1950s. Composers include Edgard Varese, Henry Cowell, and John Cage, whose "Dance" is performed on a transformed Steinway piano that gives the music an almost primitive quality.
Varg "Nordic Flora Series Pt. 3: Gore-Tex City" 2xLP" LP (Northern Electronics) Varg epitomizes a certain kind of modern techno: gloomy beats and funereal ambience, dressed in shadowy aesthetics. Ronnberg produces music at an astonishing pace-Gore-Tex City is Varg's third full-length in 12 months. Over time, his work has grown in depth and complexity, particularly on his new Nordic Flora series. Ronnberg boasts of his ability to dash off releases in a hurry with rudimentary equipment. The album's track titles, most of which reference trains or foreign cities, imply music made on the go, a product of an increasingly busy lifestyle. That Gore-Tex City is Ronnberg's richest and most varied record is only confirmation of his growing talent.

ELECTRONIC
Gesloten Cirkel "M 011" 12" (Murdercapital) New reissued 12" from the Russian producer.
Forest Swords "Compassion" CD/LP (Ninja Tune) New sophomore full-length from the UK producer, known for cutting together a unique blend of jagged hip-hop and R&B beats, looping guitar lines and manipulated samples. His evocative and emotional music reflects the sprawling Wirral landscape of river, coastland and woodland with all the haunting melodies of nearby city Liverpool's enviable pop history Compassion uses the same hybrid processes as past Forest Sword records. Acoustic and digital sounds rub against each other. Sampled and synthesised content merge and coalesce. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts.
Holy Balm "Activity Mixes" 12" (Chapter Music)
Parrish, Theo "Parallel Dimensions" LP (Sound Signature) 2017 reissue with new artwork. Originally released in 2000. Creative house music that sounds like it could be the soundtrack for a parallel dimension. Parrish's style of house isn't just abstract for the sake of being abstract. It's brilliantly crafted.
Pessimist "Through The Fog/Peter Hitchens" 12" (Blackest Ever Black) Album sampler from Bristol producer Pessimist. His forthcoming debut album will be out on Blackest Ever Black, to prepare the ground, the label have cut this two track 12" of dnb, techno, and abyssal/industrial sound design. Edition of 350.
Tzusing "Eastern Undefeated" (LIES 092) LP (L.I.E.S.)

SOUNDTRACKS
OST "Bubble Girl" Jones, Sharon, Corey Harris and Peter McGennis LP (Galora) Record Store Day release

PRINTED MATTER
Prine, John "Beyond Words" BK Oh Boy Records John Prine's songs have become central to the American musical heritage. In this book, Prine curates a selection of some of his favorites songs, photographs and stories. One part autobiography, one part songbook -- Beyond Words includes over 100 photographs from John Prine's personal collection, copies of hand-written lyrics showing how the songs evolved, commentary from John about the songs and photographs and lyrics and guitar chords for over 60 classic John Prine songs.