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Friday, July 13th

POP/ROCK
Alabama Shakes "Boys & Girls" LP (ATO) The debut album that started it all is now available with a brand new Reverse Color LP package and very limited edition super special color in celebration of the album being certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Apopka "3 Song Single" 7" (Self-Released)

Baxter, Rayland "Wide Awake" CD (ATO) Rayland Baxter's Wide Awake is a dream realized. Since he first started writing music, this roving rock 'n' roll philosopher dreamed of a space where he could devote every waking hour to creating. The hard-touring musician finally found it in the form of an abandoned rubber band factory in Franklin, KY, where he covered the windows, threw a mattress on the floor, and with guitar and piano in tow, spent three straight months writing. At night, he would sit and listen to the sounds around him: coyotes, the howling wind, the faint prattle of the nightly TV news. The result of this isolation quest is Wide Awake, a ten-song collection that celebrates the best aspects of humanity and grasps at understanding the worst.

Beak> ">>" CD/2xLP (Temporary Residence Ltd.) Reissue of the second album by Beak>.

Beak> "s/t" 2xLP (Temporary Residence Ltd.) Reissue of their debut album.

Ben Folds Five "The Complete Sessions at West 54th" LP (Real Gone Music) Limited edition blue colored vinyl LP pressing. Real Gone Music are thrilled to present the complete performance by Ben Folds Five as recorded at Sony Music Studios (only three songs aired on the original PBS broadcast). This release represents the first live album to be released in either format from the "vintage" years of the trio (consisting of Folds, drummer Darren Jessee and bassist Robert Sledge). Among the 15 tunes are three from the group's self-titled debut, nine from their then-current release Whatever and Ever Amen featuring their hit "Battle of Who Could Care Less," and three songs that had not been released at the time.

Body / Head "The Switch" CD/LP (Matador) Body/Head is the duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace.

Carolina Story "Lay Your Head Down" CD (Black River Americana) Centered around the gorgeous harmonies of Nashville based husband and wife duo Ben & Emily Roberts, Lay Your Head Down is a heartfelt collection of original songs that capture two people's moving journey through questioning, self-doubt and ultimately their perseverance. The beauty in Carolina Story's music is the way in which they collaborate and create as a couple, and this translates into their live performances as well, encouraging the listener to process and celebrate these experiences along with them.

Chastity "Death Lust" CD/LP (Captured Tracks) Chastity is a world of its own from the mind of Brandon Williams. Reflecting the working class background of Whitby, Ontario, Chastity's songs are charged with the ethos of archetypal youth on the fringe. A project more aptly characterized by its intentions than specific sound or medium, Chastity stands to confront the struggles of those existing in the unseen, often silenced periphery.

Cowboy Junkies "All That Reckoning" LP (Latent Recordings) Whether commenting on the fragile state of the world or on personal relationships, this new collection may be the most powerful album the Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded.

Davis, Mikaela "Delivery" CD (Rounder/Concord) New album from singer-songwriter.

Dirty Projectors "Lamp Lit Prose" CD/LP (Domino) Lamp Lit Prose arrives just over a year after 2017's self-titled Dirty Projectors. Here Longstreth's band return with a record that is the yang to the yin of the 2017 effort. The songs signal a page turned for Longstreth: hope instead of heartbreak, a restorative balance. Guitars have returned to the Dirty Projectors' world, intricate vocal harmony too. Lamp Lit Prose is a recommitment to the sounds and ideals of Dirty Projectors, embracing the band's trademarks while pushing forward the sonic envelope. The album features guest appearances from Syd, Empress Of, Amber Mark, Haim, Rostam, Robin Pecknold and Dear Nora, as well as longtime Dirty Projectors rhythm section Nat Baldwin and Mike Johnson.

Gaslight Anthem, The "The '59 Sound" LP (SideOneDummy) Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. 2018 compilation celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The Gaslight Anthem's 2008 album The '59 Sound. Features rare, unreleased, and alternate takes recorded during the '59 Sound sessions.

Good Old War "Only Way To Be Alone" LP (Sargent House) This month marks 10 years of Philadelphia's Good Old War delighting audiences across the country with their special blend of dreamy folk, gusty roots and soulful indie. To commemorate the milestone, the band has announced a special 10th Anniversary re-issue of their 2008 debut album, Only Way To Be Alone, on vinyl.

Goon "Dusk Of Punk / Happy Omen" LP (PTKF) Goon is the project of LA-based musician and visual artist Kenny Becker. With a medical condition that periodically deadens his sense of smell and hearing, Becker began writing songs as a means of making the most of his life when those symptoms were absent.

Guadalcanal Diary "At Your Birthday Party" CD (Omnivore) Reissue of 1999 live album from US jangle pop group.

Guided By Voices "You Own The Night" 7" (GBV Inc) With the recent Space Gun, Guided By Voices has focused on just a single album per year while touring the new songs across America throughout 2018. That doesn't mean that the ultra-prolific Robert Pollard is vacationing or sunning himself by the pool. Here's a 7" vinyl preview of the insanely anthemic "You Own the Night" (from the forthcoming February 2019 double album Zeppelin Over China) backed with "Your Cricket is Rather Unique" (from the forthcoming February 2020 album Street Party) The single is a limited edition of 1000 - just 300 copies going to retail.

Hopesfall "Arbiter" CD (Equal Vision Records) The long-awaited follow up to 2007's Magnetic North, Arbiter marks melodic hardcore legends Hopesfall's first record in over a decade.

Isbell, Jason "Sirens of the Ditch - Deluxe Edition" CD/LP - The debut album from accomplished guitarist and songwriter Jason Isbell, formerly of Drive By Truckers (DBT), is reissued with 4 unreleased tracks from the original recording sessions.

Jayhawks, The "Back Roads And Abandoned Motels" CD/LP (SMG) Back Roads And Abandoned Motels consists of the Jayhawks' versions of songs originally written by front man Gary Louris with and for other artists.

Jenn Champion "Single Rider" CD/LP/CS (Hardly Art) Fans of Jenn Champion (formerly "S") have praised her open-hearted lyrics, expertly-deployed melancholia, technical skill, and willingness to forgo conventions, but mostly they've praised her for making albums they could cry to. On Single Rider, Champion brings with her all those skills and vulnerabilities, but it is not a record for wallowing: it is a record for intense eye contact on the dancefloor. 

Lucero "My Name is Izzy" 7" (Liberty & Lament) New 7" from the alt-country group.

Luluc "Sculptor" LP (Sub Pop) Luluc's third album Sculptor, is a confident challenge to small-town insularity, lilting yet vigilant, and championed by a defiant guitar solo from the band's friend J Mascis.

Lydia "Liquor" LP (SME) 2018 release from the indie rock band from Gilbert, Arizona. With six albums and multiple tours under their belt, the desert dwellers of Lydia are ready to make their next move.

Maus, John "Love is Real" CD/LP (Ribbon Music) Reissue.

Maus, John "Songs" CD/LP (Ribbon Music) Reissue.

Maus, John "We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves" CD/LP (Ribbon Music) Reissue.

National "Boxer Live in Brussels" CD (4AD) 2018 live release from the alt-rock outfit. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their acclaimed album Boxer, The National chose to perform the record from beginning to end at a very special show in Brussels, Belgium on 9 November 2017.

Pedro The Lion "The Only Reason I Feel Secure" LP (Jade Tree) Clear vinyl reissue of this 1999 EP.

Real Friends "Composure" CD (Fearless) By reaching that sphere of serenity and confidence, we can achieve our full potential. Real Friends make a major leap towards this space on their appropriately titled third full-length album, Composure.

Slightly Stoopid "Everyday Life, Everyday People" CD (Stoopid Records) 2018 release, the ninth album from the Southern California band featuring guest appearances from Ali Campbell (UB40), Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Alborosie, G. Love, Sly & Robbie, Don Carlos, and Yellowman. The album contains production by George Spits of Llamabeats. An eclectic band when it comes to musical styles as well as collaborations, Slightly Stoopid continues to manufacture an energizing and multi-faceted sound.

Swervedriver "Raise" LP (Music on Vinyl) Reissue of their 1991 debut.

Tanukichan "Sundays" CD (Carpark) Debut full length from Oakland-based Tanukichan, aka multi-instrumentalist Hannah van Loon. At surface level, the album sounds just how the title describes: hazy, dreamy, reflective, just like a lazy Sunday afternoon. Upon second and third listens, the dreamy music unveils a deeper world: an ever present sense of longing, an endless state of summer and a period of instability that plagues us all at one point or another in our lives.

Waits, Tom "Foreign Affairs" LP (Anti) Remastered reissue.

Wet "Still Run" LP (Columbia) New album from Brooklyn, NY based alternative band Wet, and is the follow up to the band's critically acclaimed debut album Don't You from 2016.

RAP & HIP HOP
Drake "Scorpion" 2xCD - New album.

Eric B. & Rakim "Dont' Sweat The Technique" 2xLP (Geffen) Reissue.

Eric B. & Rakim "Follow The Leader" 2xLP (Geffen) Reissue.

Eric B. & Rakim "Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em" 2xLP (Geffen) Reissue.

Eric B. & Rakim "Paid In Full" 2xLP (Geffen) Reissue.

Joey Bada$$ (Joey Badass) "1999" 2xLP (Pro Era) Vinyl edition of this 2012 mixtape.

Lil Yachty "Lil Boat 2" LP (Capitol Records) Double vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. Lil Boat 2 is the second studio album by American rapper Lil Yachty.

CLASSIC ROCK
Dylan, Bob and the Grateful Dead "Dylan & The Dead" LP (Legacy) Reissue of collaborative live album, originally released on February 6, 1989 by Columbia Records. The album consists of seven songs written and sung by Dylan, with the Grateful Dead providing accompaniment.

Grateful Dead "Anthem Of The Sun" 2xCD/2xLP  (Grateful Dead Productions) 50th anniversary deluxe limited edition picture disc. Includes 1968 mix, 1971 mix and 7 live tracks from Winterland 10/22/67.

Rolling Stones, The "From The Vault: No Security. San Jose '99" LP (Eagle Rock Entertainment) Live album.

50s ROCK & ROLL, GARAGE ROCK, SURF ROCK
v/a "Girls in the Garage Volumes 1-6" CD (Past & Present) The original groundbreaking and iconic compilation series, Girls In The Garage, is now restored and brought back to life in a deluxe six-disc set. Compiles six discs of legendary garage rock, totaling over ninety tracks. Packaged with an eighty page perfect bound booklet packed with detailed liner notes and rare photos. This is the first time this music has been presented as a box set. Features The Beatle-Ettes, Jacqueline Taieb, Kim And Grim, Ace Of Cups, and more.

PSYCHEDELIC & PROGRESSIVE MUSIC
Schulze, Klaus "La Vie Electronique Volume 1.2" 2xLP (One Way Static) Now available for the first time on vinyl, the third volume in the new archival series 'La Vie Electronique'. This volume (1.2) focuses on the years 1970-1972 and is spread over two glorious LP's containing +77 minutes of Klaus Shulze rarities. This deluxe vinyl set also comes with an insert containing extensive liner notes.

METAL
Angel Witch "Seventies Tapes" LP (Extermination Day) Demo tapes recorded by Angel Witch in 1978 & 1979, on various reel to reel recording devices across the attics and front rooms of their native South London.

Between the Buried and Me "Automata II" LP (Sumerian) Vinyl LP pressing. Automata marks the band's first proper double LP-spanning concept.

Deafheaven "Ordinary Corrupt Human Love" CD/2xLP (Anti / Epitaph) New album from the 'blackgaze' group.

Dissection "The Past Is Alive" LP (Hammerheart) Demo tracks recorded 1990-1992.

Extremity "Coffin Birth" LP (20 Buck Spin) The band returns with its debut full length album Coffin Birth, a hideous ode to the scene's past and present.

Gorgoroth "Pentagram" LP (Soulseller) Debut from 1993 reissued on white vinyl.

Holy Terror "Mind Wars" LP (Back On Black) Reissue of the 1988 sophomore album from the American thrash metal group.

Lucifer "Lucifer II" LP+CD (Century Media) 180g pressing with CD.

Mouth of the Architect "The Ties that Blind" LP (Translation Loss) Reissue of the 2006 album from the atmospheric sludge group.

Obscura "Diluvium" CD (Relapse) 2018 release. Germany's progressive death metal masters Obscura complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of Diluvium (defined as a great oceanic flood), their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date.

PUNK & HARDCORE
Insinuations "Prompt Critical" 7" (Feel It) Formed in 1979, the Insinuations existed entirely on the fringes of the early Richmond punk scene. The group did not last long, playing perhaps a dozen shows, and recording only two songs before disbanding. However, what the Insinuations left behind is quite unheralded and unique, even to this day. Released in 1980, "Prompt Critical" - an arty, schizoid punk blast with lyrics inspired by the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor failure of 1979, hits hard - delivering with a loose, oddball amount of character...perhaps in some parallel universe where Captain Beefheart and Pere Ubu coexist. Draper's deranged vocal delivery and wah-washed guitar lines are some of the era's best, standing tall amid a serious field of contending KBD/Bloodstains-comped hits. "(My Head Is Made Of) U.S. Muscle" is a highly worthy flip, every bit as odd and memorable. Originally pressed in a criminally obscure edition of 100 copies (!), with a picture sleeve simply marked, "Radiation Hazard", this authorized reissue has been sourced from one of only a handful of remaining originals. Limited edition of 400 copies, packaged in a printed dust sleeve with the addition of an insert featuring liner notes from band leader W.R. Draper plus a digital download code. A fine specimen of early 80's American punk, finally widely available after toiling in regional obscurity for nearly forty years!

Landlords, The "Hey! It's A Teenage House Party!" LP (Feel It) The 1984 debut LP from The Landlords has long remained a cult favorite amongst punk+hardcore collectors and those local to the band's hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. While the 21 song LP bears the same vibrant production as early DC hardcore releases, The Landlords' style and approach remains unique to this day. While a firmly-rooted hardcore punk record of the 1980's, tracks like "Nuns In Black Leather", "Termination", and "Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God" hint at the dirgier, noise rock influenced direction the band would later move towards. Singer John Beers and guitarist Charlie Kramer would later go on to found the epic experimental duo, Happy Flowers. Hey! It's A Teenage House Party! has been remastered from the original reels for this reissue, limited to 400 copies. Packaged with a 12 page booklet featuring liner notes, never before seen photos of the band recording the album, and a spread of flyers + zine clippings, plus a digital download that includes 17 bonus tracks recorded just prior to the LP, a few of which never were re-recorded. A definitive edition of this highly underrated and essential document of early American hardcore punk.

Skourge "Spiritual Despair" 7" (Mind Rot) New single from Houston hardcore band.

Trauma Harness "Ghost of a Flea" 7" (Lumpy) New single from gloomy Midwest post-punk group.

Wire "154" LP (Pink Flag) Wire's first three albums need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire's reputation is based. Moreover, they are the recordings that minted the post-punk form. This was adopted by other bands, but Wire were there first. It has been a number of years since these albums were readily available. The aim with these new vinyl and CD releases is to approximate the original statements as closely as possible, but with remastered audio. The vinyl releases have the same covers and inners as the originals (minus the Harvest logo). The digipack CDs have identical track listings to their vinyl counterparts. These versions should be considered Wire's classic 1970s albums, pure and undiluted. 1979's 154 represented the final tableau in Wire's Harvest released '70s triptych and was the first Wire album to be released to a universal set of five star reviews from the British rock weeklies, thus it represented the point when the British "pop culture establishment" publicly recognized Wire's primacy. "154 makes 95 percent of the competition look feeble" wrote Nick Kent in the NME, "Wire are achieving a lot of things other-and more recognized-names have been striving for" wrote Chris Westwood in Record Mirror (a paper that had slagged off Pink Flag). "The album is a musical tour de force" wrote Jon Savage in Melody Maker. Many said it was the album that Bowie and Eno had failed to make with Lodger (as hinted in the RM review), it was on John Lennon's playlist. Without a doubt, even if record sales did not bear it out, Wire had "arrived."

Wire "Chairs Missing" LP (Pink Flag) 1978's Chairs Missing represented perhaps the biggest conceptual leap made during this period of Wire and was widely misunderstood at the time yet it remains, to the band and production crew Wire's favorite '70s album. If Pink Flag proposed an almost cut and paste approach to deconstructing rock history, Chairs Missing proposed something more radical, a definite futurism with much less influence from it's antecedents. Chairs Missing was at once more stark and more lush than it's predecessor and has exerted it's own influence on the course of cultural history, having laid down one of the earliest (if not the earliest) blueprints for the genuinely post-punk aesthetic.

Wire  "Pink Flag" LP (Pink Flag) Usually contextualized against a backdrop of two years of the growing cultural importance of punk rock, Wire's debut Pink Flag, released in December 1977 on EMI's progressive label Harvest, was in fact was something "other." To the keen cultural commentator, the timing and label of it's release will register two essential facts about it. Firstly, too late (a year after the Pistol's debut release) to be part of UK punk's first flush, and secondly that the band were signaling something beyond punk by their choice of label. Further investigation would reveal twenty-one tracks, some of them clocking in at well under a minute and covering a range of tempi well beyond the buzzsaw rockabilly that had become, even by the second half of 1977, punk's staple.

GOTH / DARKWAVE
Ministry "AmeriKKKant" LP (Nuclear Blast) Limited black and gray swirled vinyl LP pressing.

Sisters of Mercy "Vision Thing" LP (Rhino/Wea Uk) Reissue of 1990 album from the classic gothic rock group.

SOUL, FUNK & R&B
Jackson Sisters "s/t" LP (Mr. Bongo) Originally from Compton, Los Angeles, the Jackson Sisters were one-hit wonders who briefly shone and made some noise in the early 1970s before quickly fading into obscurity. Their only US chart entry was 'I Believe In Miracles,' a funky slice of bubblegum soul with a catchy, sing-along chorus released on the Prophesy label that briefly saw them make the lower reaches of the R&B charts in September 1973. Even though the sisters ceased performing together in 1975, their greatest tune, 'I Believe In Miracles' began to live a charmed life. In 1988, the song was resurrected as part of the UK 'Rare Groove' scene which resulted in it denting the bottom end of the UK pop charts (it peaked at No. 72). British vocal group, The Pasadenas, cut their own version of the tune in 1989, and a year later, Public Enemy sampled 'Miracles' for their track, 'Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man.'

Suffers "Everything Here" CD/LP (Shanachie) Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. Houston-based Gulf Coast soul band The Suffers, led by the powerhouse vocals of Kam Franklin, is a contemporary version of classic R&B bands Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang, The Commodores and others. Everything Here, the band's highly-anticipated follow-up to their celebrated debut album, delivers an even stronger set of soul tracks that ?ow together to create a seamless, true album listening experience. The ?rst single, "Do Whatever," is a sunny, upbeat number in the vein of Stevie Wonder while "Mammas" is a moving tribute to mothers everywhere. Cameos by Houston rapper Paul Wall and Bun B cement the band's Houston identity as does "After The Storm," which references the devastating Hurricane Harvey.

Sylver, Foster "s/t" LP (Mr. Bongo) As with the majority of The Sylvers music from this period, the album has been heavily sampled. 'Misdemeanour' is a truly classic break and has been utilized by Madlib, Big Daddy Kane, Rodney P, The D.O.C, Pete Rock and many more. Danny Krivit edited the track in 2007, adding an acappella version on the front - still a big record with DJ's.

Sylvers, The "II" LP (Mr. Bongo) Beautiful, golden-era soul. The Sylvers were a family from Los Angeles who were very successful during the 70's and into the early 80's, with chart hits - deep into pop-disco territory by then! - including 'Boogie Fever', 'Hot Line' and 'High School Dance'. This is the groups second album, from 1973, and is one of their strongest. Opening with the awesome mid-tempo 'We Can Make It If We Try' the record moves through funk, boogie and deep soul moods, finishing on a hazy, acapella version of The Beatles 'Yesterday'. The Sylvers always provide a goldmine of samples. This album has been flipped by Madlib (for MF DOOM), Homeboy Sandman, 50 Cent, Ghostface Killah, Black Milk, Roc Marciano, David Banner & 9th Wonder and more.

v/a "Backstreet Brit Funk Vol. 2 (Part One)" LP (Z Records) The much-anticipated follow up to Backstreet Brit Funk. Volume 2 has been eight years in the making and continues to showcase the best of the genre from the late '70s to early '80s, compiled once again by Joey Negro. Emerging in the late '70s and taking influences from jazz, funk, reggae, and pop, by the early '80s it had spread all over the UK. Brit funk was essentially the UK's answer to underground disco. Features Viera Krew, Rick Clarke, Powerlines, Rare Moods, and more.

v/a "Give Me My Flowers: Powerhouse Gospel Music From the 50's and 60's on Nashboro Records" LP (Third Man Records) Founded in 1951 by independent record store owner and radio show promoter Ernie Young, Nashville, TN's Nashboro Records recorded some of the most potent and forceful gospel music of the time period. Although initially begun in response to overwhelming demand for gospel locally, Nashboro quickly became nationally applauded for its curatorial prowess (under the guidance of Rev. Dr. Morgan Babb of the Radio Four) and signature production style. The lightly-reverbed, clear sound of a Nashboro record is unmistakable. Give Me My Flowers is a compilation of some of the finest cuts released by Nashboro Records, many of which have not been previously reissued.

JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Amado / McPhee / Kessler / Corsano "A History of Nothing" LP (Trost) Intense communication with room for outbreaking solo-parts but always held together through a vision of playing together. Personnel: Rodrigo Amado - tenor saxophone; Joe McPhee - pocket trumpet, soprano saxophone; Kent Kessler - double bass; Chris Corsano - drums.

Bailey, Derek "Aida" LP (Honest Jon's) Reissue, originally released on the guitarist's own Incus label in 1980. This is the seventh release in a series of reissues of Derek Bailey's music on Honest Jon's Records. Reissued on vinyl for the first time and expanded to a double LP set with additional material originally recorded for the BBC. Bonus material features two unreleased recorded solo pieces originally recorded for Charles Fox's Radio 3 program Jazz in Britain, at the same time as the original recording.

Brötzmann, Peter Octet "Machine Gun" LP (Cien Fuegos) Reissue of the Peter Brötzmann Octet's Machine Gun, originally released in 1968. One of the most important albums of European free jazz. Recorded May 1968 at "Lila Eule", Bremen.

Brötzmann, Peter Octet "Machine Gun - Alternate Takes" LP (Cien Fuegos) Alternate versions, never before released on vinyl from Peter Brötzmann Octet's Machine Gun (1968).

Gordon, Dexter "Tokyo 1975" LP (Elemental Music) Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Includes 16-page booklet. A complete previously unissued quartet performance by the great Dexter Gordon. This astonishing concert marked Gordon's first appearance ever in Japan, backed by an all-star rhythm section consisting of Kenny Drew on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums. The album includes a 16 pg. Booklet containing special essays by famed jazz producer Michael Cuscuna and Dexter's widow, Maxine Gordon.

Mason, Bill "Gettin' Off" LP (Tidal Waves Music) Originally hailing from Columbus, Ohio, where he was born in July 1948, Bill Mason, the son of a Baptist minister, had first learnt music in church. Starting out on piano he switched to organ in his late teens. Mason had come to Bob Porter's attention when as part of the Bryant group he recorded at Prestige on two sessions in 1971. Bill Mason proves himself a formidable leader with his solo album, the aptly titled jazz-funk outing "Gettin' Off". The album's physicality is astounding; Mason is an extraordinary soulful Hammond organist, conjuring spiraling, spellbinding grooves that seem to grow deeper and more relentless with each successive track. He also proves his talent as a composer with originals like "Mister Jay" and the scorching title cut standing tall alongside covers highlighted by Al Green's immortal "Let's Stay Together".

Mingus, Charles "Mingus Ah Um" LP (Waxtime in Color) Blue vinyl reissue.

COUNTRY  
Nelson, Willie "Things to Remember: The Pamper Demos" CD (Real Gone Music) Things to Remember-The Pamper Demos brings together these 28 performances for the first time (several of which have hitherto eluded compilation), all remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision to sound much better than they ever have, and annotated by Grammy-winning writer Colin Escott, with photos courtesy of Bear Family label founder Richard Weize.

Nelson, Willie "Things to Remember: The Pamper Demos" LP (Real Gone Music) Red vinyl.

v/a "Outlaws & Armadillos: The Roarin' 70's" LP (SMG) Compilation of songs representative of 70s 'outlaw country'.

BLUES
Waters, Muddy "Portraits: Muddy Waters" LP (Portraits) An amazing selection of Muddy Waters masterpieces, mostly from his monumental and highly influential Chess period. Includes selections from Best Of Muddy Waters (1957), The Real Folk Blues (1965), More Real Folk Blues (1967), and At Newport (1960).

FOLK
Walker, Barry "Diaspora Urkontinent" LP (Driftless) Barry Walker is a multi-instrumentalist blurring the lines of tradition and experimentation. His approach integrates elements of folk, country, drone, rock & roll, electronic, and exotica. Modes of melody, joy, and spiritualism are mingled with dischord, sadness, and impotence. Barry is a self-taught musician whose creative output is informed by the study of granite magmatism, geochronology, Ralph Stanley, Red Rhodes, Evan Parker, and more. His weapons of choice are the pedal steel guitar, guitar, and singing. 

WORLD MUSIC
Ben, Jorge "s/t" LP (Phillips) Reissue of Ben's classic 1969 album.

Costa, Gal "Legal" LP (Phillips) Reissue of the 1970 album from the Brazilian Tropicalia singer.

Valle, Marcos "Samba 68" LP (Verve) Reissue of this early album from Marcos Valle.

Veloso, Caetano & Gal Costa "Domingo" LP (Phillips) Reissue, originally released in 1967.

v/a "Mothers' Garden (The Funky Sounds of Female Africa 1975-1984)" LP (Africa Seven) New compilation focusing on the unique contribution from some of Africa's most recognised female artists and some lesser known ones for good measure.

v/a "Onda de Amor: Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94)" CD/2xLP (Soundway) 16 rare synth cuts from '80s and '90s Brazil, compiled by Brazilian DJ Millos Kaiser (one half of Selvagem). Onda De Amor is a release that is loaded with smooth grooves, bubbling bass, glistening synthesizers, funk-strutting guitar lines, and sheen of production that undeniably marks it of its time. Features Ricardo Bomba, Batista Junior, Dado Brazzawilly, Via Negromonte, Os Abelhudos, and more. CD version includes 20-page booklet. Double LP version comes in a gatefold sleeve.

ELECTRONIC
Container "LP" LP (Spectrum Spools) Ren Schofield has returned with a new installment in his notorious LP series for Spectrum Spools. LP has all the earmarks of the classic Container sound with its uber-mangled, saturated tape garble and headlong tempo macabre. This is the infectious and singular hypnosis Container has become well-known for. Overloaded drum patterns, washes of feedback, and dying melodies. 

De Leon "s/t" LP (Mana) Gamelan and capoeira in dub. The collective behind this doesn't like to talk much but their music is beautifully conversational. De Leon is the most organic and percussive of their shifting identities, developed on their Aught project in small-run, clear-shell cassette tape releases over the last few years. They've appreciated a cult interest for their takes on outernational rhythm, field recording, and the tension and relief on the knife-edge of dance music; all delivered with an impressive commitment to anonymity and clarity of vision through cut-and-dried aesthetic minimalism.

EVOL "Ideal Acid" LP (Ideal Recordings) Next level acid megamix by EVOL -- 303 tracks dissected into 20-minutes of 'floor-melting nuttiness. Taking way too many classics to mention, EVOL modulates their mutual variable, the Roland TB-303 bass line, in a cascade of liquified riffs that last anywhere between one beat and a few bars before shifting to the next pattern, and so forth. The ultimate acid rave tool.

Lotic "Power" LP (Tri Angle Records) Power is the debut album from Lotic, an expansive exploration of the many ways in which power can be expressed and experienced. Those familiar with Lotic's two 2015 EPs will trace a warm-blooded evolution: Power retains the Berlin musician's inquisitive intensity, while mining the depths of nuance like never before. Across its 11 songs, Lotic stretches their wings into unexpected new spaces, both compositionally, and, for the first time, vocally.

Rezzett "s/t" 2xLP (Trilogy Tapes) The London-based duo's seventh release on Will Bankhead's label, following five EPs and a cassette-only mixtape of live recordings. Rezzett, which spans eight tracks, further explores the fuzzy techno and experimentalism of the pair's previous records.

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Craig, Ian William "A Turn of Breath (Deluxe Edition)" 2xLP (Recital) Deluxe edition of Ian William Craig's landmark debut album A Turn Of Breath, originally released in 2014. A Turn Of Breath combines the essence of a choral LP from Angel Records or Deutsche Grammophon with the spontaneity of experimental home-recording. The original release collected twelve works for voice and ¼" tape, recorded from 2011-2013. Here it is in its final form, with an additional LP of unpublished material.

Stone, Carl "Electronic Music from the Eighties and Nineties" LP (Unseen Worlds) Presents the soothing, hallucinatory side of Stone's slow-evolving, time-bending composition. While we can't always identify the source, we can hear that his sounds come from somewhere, and that there is a "correct" or "complete" version of them in theory; and so we can hear when they are being changed. What drives Stone's music is the flow that he draws out of those differences: the way an Indonesian gamelan morphs into a chorus built from one female vocalist over the course of "Mae Yao"'s twenty-three minutes, the surprise emergence of a Mozart chorus out of the synths and skip-glitches of "Sonali," or the slow, ambient evolution of "Banteay Srey".

van den Dobbelsteen, Jan "Kringloop / New Adventures" LP (Feeding Tube) First US LP by Dutch experimental artist Jan van den Dobbelsteen. Jan has been releasing music, non-music and kinda-music on his Cosmic Volume label since 1978. For Kringloop/New Adventures, Jan constructs a music machine inspired from musical automata, self-playing instruments. The result sounds something like a shoebox version of Charlemagne Palestine's work with carillons, perhaps crossed with one of those records documenting the sounds of mechanical toys. Edition of 200.

EXPERIMENTAL 
Le Guin, Ursula K. & Todd Barton "Music and Poetry of The Kesh" CD (RVNG INTL.) CD version now available.

Strafe F. R. "The Bird Was Stolen" CD (Touch) Based in Düsseldorf, Germany, Strafe Für Rebellion, or Strafe F.R., is a long-term collaboration between the artists Bernd Kastner and Siegfried M. Syniuga, which started in 1979. After a long period of hibernation, The Bird Was Stolen marks their return to Touch following four previous releases in the '80s and early '90s. The Bird Was Stolen presents 14 new compositions that push the signature sound of Strafe F.R.

Wolf Eyes "Dread" LP (Lower Floor Music) Reissue of 2001 album from the American noise group.

SOUNDTRACKS
"Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa!" by Konami Kukeiha Club - 7" (Ship to Shore) Soundtrack to the 1988 Famicom Disk System release Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa. Only released outside of Japan on the Wii Virtual Console in 2008, this upbeat Konami Kukeiha Club soundtrack features the bouncy, upbeat rythms that Konami was well known for in the 8-bit era. From the undeniable catchiness of "A Rattle Samba" to the all-time classing ending theme "The Land of Happiness", the soundtrack to Bio Miracle is sure to surprise and delight VGM fans of all stripes.

"Galaxy of Terror" by Barry Schrader - LP (Pure Destructive) Soundtrack to the Roger Corman classic.

"Get Out" by Michael Abels - LP (WaxWork) Included in the new deluxe double LP release of Get Out are exclusive liner notes in the form of an in depth essay by Peele that illustrates the director's first meeting with Michael Abels, their approach to the film's music, and how it all came together to conjure a new sound. "I had some ideas. I envisioned distinctly black voices harmonically creating an unnatural sound. The absence of hope. The void of the voiceless. A disembodied Negro spiritual. The Sunken Place."

"God of War" by Bear McCreary - LP (Mondo) Composed by Bear McCreary, the soundtrack to God of War is truly epic and emotionally powerful. This album features some of Bear's most beautiful compositions to date, bouncing back and forth between solemn and sublime.

"Johto Legends (Music from Pokemon Gold & Silver)" by Patti Rudisill, Andrew Stern, Laura Intravia, Kristin Naigus, Peter Anthony Smith and John Robert Matz - 2xLP (iam8bit) A one-hour orchestral arrangement album featuring the timeless music of Pokémon Gold and Silver! This pairing explores a young Pokémon Trainer's epic journey across the scenic Johto region - meeting Pokémon friends, going head-to-head with the nefarious Team Rocket, and encountering the legendary guardians of Johto - all told through a stunning musical narrative.

"Superfly" by Future, 21 Savage, & Lil Wayne - LP (Epic) Double silver with black & gold smoke colored vinyl LP pressing. Original soundtrack to the 2018 motion picture. From visionary filmmaker Director X and the producer of The Matrix Trilogy Joel Silver, comes Superfly with the original soundtrack produced by Future following in the footsteps of legendary songwriter and musician Curtis Mayfield. Based on the original blaxploitation crime drama, which was helmed by Gordon Parks Jr. And starred Ron O'Neal as Priest, the re-make written by Alex Tse follows an African American cocaine dealer who tries to secure one more deal before getting out of the business. Includes appearances from Sleepy Brown, Miguel, Partynextdoor and others.

LOCAL MUSIC
David Israel "The Year That Felt Like Two" LP (Austin Town Hall) New album from the Austin-based singer-songwriter.

PRINTED MATTER  
Heir, Alexander "WARRR2K?//WORK 2014-17" BK (Sacred Bones Records) New art book from L.O.T.I.O.N. frontman and graphic designer.



Friday, July 6th

POP/ROCK
A Perfect Circle "Eat The Elephant" 2xLP (BMG) Limited edition red & blue vinyl.

Bodega "s/t" LP (What's Your Rupture) Brooklyn art rock unit Bodega unveil their debut album, Endless Scroll. With wild minimalism and sharp wit, Bodega revitalize the rock 'n' roll vocabulary under the influence of post punk, contemporary pop, hip hop, Kraut rock and folk-derived narrative songwriting.

Glassjaw "Material Control" LP (Century Media) Material Control is the third studio album by Long Island, New York post-hardcore band Glassjaw. It is their first full-length album in 15 years, following 2002's Worship & Tribute, and 6 years since their previous EP, 2011's Coloring Book.

Grifters, The "So Happy Together" LP (Sorcerer) Reissue, originally released in 1992. The Grifters' mixture of Memphis blues/roots influences, classic pop songwriting, and lo-fi aesthetics saw them as one of the shining lights of the '90s indie-rock scene. Their first full-length LP, So Happy Together, out of circulation for over two decades, was originally released on the Chicago indie label, Sonic Noise. Includes an insert featuring exclusive photos from the time and new liner notes from the band's Tripp Lamkins.

Jonson, Marc "12 In a Room" LP+CD (Munster Records) Reissue of Marc Jonson's 12 In A Room, originally released in 1992. Self-recorded and produced, Marc Jonson's second album came out in 1992, two decades after his debut, the psych folk/baroque pop masterpiece Years. 12 In A Room was another brilliant display of his gift for beautiful pop music, now available on vinyl for the first time. Includes CD.

Lisa/Liza "Barn Coat" CS (Orindal) New cassette from experimental folk artist.

Madonna "Like A Virgin" LP (Rhino) White vinyl reissue.

Marr, Johnny "Call The Comet" LP (New Voodoo) The third studio album by British guitarist - and former Smiths member. Indie-exclusive purple vinyl.

Mount Eerie "Clear Moon / Ocean Roar" 2xLP (PW Elverum & Sun) Clear Moon and Ocean Roar were released as 2 separate but related records in 2012. Now they are re-released in new double gatefold jacket with abundant multi-colored foil stamping and clear and black vinyl and a new big poster.

New Fumes "Teeming 2" LP New Fumes is the solo vehicle of Dallas-based musician and visual artist Daniel Huffman, a journeyman experimentalist known for his work in bands like Comet and Ghostcar. A touring member for cosmic choral rocker the Polyphonic Spree, Huffman is also an occasional collaborator with the Flaming Lips. Stepping out from his role as sideman, he debuted the New Fumes project in 2011. Known for his live multimedia performances and his own hand-poured vinyl-producing methods, Huffman spent the next several years slowly developing new material for his follow-up as New Fumes. Recorded in a monolithic dome in Dallas, 2017's Teeming 2 is at once chaotic and melodic, blending together Huffman's various experimental approaches and weirdo rock tendencies.

OCS (Thee Oh Sees) "Memory Of A Cut Off Head" CS (Burger) Now available on cassette.

Pogues, The "The Best Of The Pogues" LP (Rhino) Reissue of the 1991 compilation.

Rexha, Bebe "Expectations" CD (Warner Bros) Debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha.

Routine Death "Parallel Universes" LP (Fuzz Club) Routine Death is the husband and wife duo of Lisa (Gothenburg) and Dustin Zozaya (Austin), the latter also playing in Fuzz Club favourites Holy Wave. Their debut album offers the perfect introduction to their dark, lo-fi pop world - channelling an ethereal darkwave sound with bewitching lo-fi vocals and the glitchy electronics of Broadcast, or even Stereolab. Red vinyl.

Sleeping Pills "A Maze in a Wave" LP (Hidden Eye Records) Tampa, Florida 'dark surf post-punk' 4-piece.

Sleeping Pills "s/t" LP (Hidden Eye Records)

Sloan, Sasha "Sad Girl" 12" (RCA) Boston-born, LA-based pop maverick Sasha Sloan is steadily building up a stockpile of emotionally-rich, left-of-center pop that showcases a massive new talent.

Temporary Eyesore "s/t" CS (Lost Sound Tapes) Brand new project of Zoe, who also plays in power-rockers Halfsour. This time, she's turning to flexing her musical muscles, constructing songs in a different fashion than what she's done in her other projects.

Thee Oh Sees "Orc" CS (Burger) Now available on cassette.

Trokan, Benny "To Far Gone b/w Turn Back You Fool" 7" (Wick) You may recognize this fine fellow as the bass player for such acts as The Jay Vons , Reigning Sound, and Lee Field's Expressions.

RAP & HIP HOP
Carters "Everything Is Love" CD

Mndsgn "Snax" LP (Ringgo) LA based musician and producer Ringgo Ancheta, a.k.a. Mndsgn, is a master of tastefully blending together R&B, soul jazz, and boogie aesthetics. Mndsgn has released three studio albums, two on Stones Throw, and this summer he will go back to his mixtape roots on Snax. Snax is a throwback of funk, hip hop, and jazz tracks Ringgo has reimagined, instilling a constant momentum that flows and bobs to samples by Lil Jon, Nas, and Monica. The 15-track album is what Ringgo does best: catchy, cosmic funk vibes meant for a party.

Mobb Deep "Juvenile Hell" LP (Island) Juvenile Hell is the debut album by the hip hop duo Mobb Deep. It was recorded when they were still in their late teens and released on April 13, 1993 by 4th B'way. Features the singles "Peer Pressure" and "Hit It from the Back." Mobb Deep consisted of Havoc and Prodigy, and were a hardcore East Coast hip hop group. They were known for their dark, hardcore delivery. Mobb Deep became one of the most successful rap duos in hip hop, having sold over three million records.

Prefuse 73 "Sacrifices" LP (Lex) Following his detour into fractured, kaleidoscopic hip-hop with Fudge (the duo he formed with wunderkind rapper Michael Christmas), Herren has become increasingly interested in injecting a sense of space into his characteristically complex productions. The resultant 17-track collection is akin to watching an old photograph deteriorate in one's hands, as otherwise dense beats disintegrate into airy expanses of emotionally resonant electronics. Its effect is not unlike attempting to recall a murky memory of a dream of Herren's earliest works, imbibed with an increased interest in the subtlety of modern minimalism.

CLASSIC ROCK
Beatles, The "Yellow Submarine" 7" (Capitol) Picture disc reissue.

Springsteen, Bruce "Greatest Hits" 2xLP (Legacy) Vinyl reissue.

50s ROCK & ROLL, GARAGE ROCK, SURF ROCK
v/a "Down Under Nuggets Vol. I: Original Australian Artyfacts 1965-1967" LP (Festival) Originally released in 2012 and long out-of-print, Down Under Nuggets is a highly exciting treasure trove of frantic garage hits. 15 tracks of manic, loud, and in-your-face teenage angst from the land of Oz. Vol. I features The Black Diamonds, The Purple Hearts, The Missing Links, Derek's Accent, The Bee Gees, and more.

v/a "Down Under Nuggets Vol. II: Original Australian Artyfacts 1965-1967" LP (Festival) Vol. II features The Wild Cherries, The Throb, The Easybeats, The Sunsets, Toni McCann, and more.

PSYCHEDELIC & PROGRESSIVE MUSIC
Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. "Hallelujah Mystic Garden Part One" LP (Important Records) Part One of Halleluja Mystic Garden contains two long sides of blissed-out, super tight Acid Mothers Temple jams that somehow stretch into the future while staying strongly rooted in the group's celebrated psychedelic history. Includes vocals from Cotton Casino. Packaged in a heavy duty single pocket sleeve with silver metallic inks. First pressing comes in an edition of 500.

Trad Gras Och Stenar "s/t" CD (Silence) Reissue of their first album from 1970. This band is led by the 75 year old Bo Anders Persson who previously had played with Parson Sound, International Harvester, and Harvester. They played a show at Emo's about 2 years ago and they were amazing. Jammed-out straight ahead rock psychedelia with a Swedish undercurrent. Top notch.

80s POP & ROCK  
a-ha "Hunting High And Low" LP (Rhino) Clear vinyl reissue.

B-52's, The "s/t" LP (Rhino) Yellow vinyl reissue.

B-52's, The "Wild Planet" LP (Rhino) Red vinyl reissue.

METAL
Immortal "Northern Chaos Gods" CD/LP/CS (Nuclear Blast) An album which takes Immortal back to its roots, featuring eight new tracks consisting of 45 minutes of merciless speed and icy darkness, all massive songs in the true Immortal way.

Lucifer "Lucifer II" CD/LP (Century Media) 2018 release. Apart from a new label home, the follow up to 2015's Lucifer I also marks the first studio release of the new Lucifer incarnation now consisting of vocalist Johanna Sadonis, guitarist Robin Tidebrink, and multi-instrumentalist Nicke Andersson. The might of the riff, the melody and the insistent groove creates a curious magic that only the truly inspired can harness. And that's where Lucifer come in. The brainchild of vocal powerhouse Johanna Sadonis (ex-The Oath), these woozily psychedelic rock 'n' roll renegades are poised to return with a revitalized spirit that promises to propel them all the way to the top.

Samael "Ceremony of Opposites" LP (Century Media) Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket including bonus CD edition. Ceremony of Opposites is the third album by Swiss extreme metal band Samael, originally released in 1994.

PUNK & HARDCORE
Bad Sports "Open That Door / Maybe Not" 7" - New single from the Denton garage punk group.

Crucifix "Nineteen Eighty-Four" 7" (Kustomized) Originally released in 1982 on the band's own Freak records, this classic single was a massive musical leap for Crucifix, providing a link between the initial self titled 12-inch EP and the Dehumanization LP, an undeniable classic of Reagan-era hardcore political punk. Nineteen Eighty-Four is a lo-fi, live-in-studio 2 track recording capturing the band at full intensity, an onslaught of volume and distortion. This recording marked the band's move into the area of political engagement through message, graphics, and a DIY ethos. In the spirit of the original Freak release, this reissue includes a remake of the patch that was silkscreened by the band for the first pressing in 1982.

Crucifix "s/t" LP (Kustomized) Reissue of 1981's classic first recording by legendary San Francisco band Crucifix. This EP's raw Sabbath-fueled punk, Shaggs-like musicianship and honest teenage angst provoked one reviewer at the time to write, "it makes you feel like going out and bludgeoning an old lady to death." Recorded at Tom Mallon Studios in San Francisco in 1981, and originally released on Universal Records, this long out-of-print five track EP contains the band's defining anthem of the period, "You're Too Old."

Dwarves "Rex Everything" LP (Bang!) Compiles Dwarves tracks on which Nick Oliveri is singing. A 20-minute LP with 12 direct punk rock shots to make your ears bleed! 150 gram vinyl; Edition of 1000.
Frites Modern "6MET" 10" (Sonic Rendezvous) 35th anniversary edition of the punk classic from Amsterdam, originally released in 1983. 6 MET was released on cassette in 1983, it became a great success and ended up being the best-selling Dutch indie cassette ever. Contains, amongst other tracks, the ultimate punk version of Sesame Street and Bionic Adventure.

Power "Turned On" LP (In the Red) New album from the rock trio.

GOTH / DARKWAVE
Fra Lippo Lippi "Golden Slumbers: The Very Best of" LP (Rune Grammofon) The first The Best Of Fra Lippo Lippi release on vinyl. Features "Stitches and Burns", an overlooked gem of a song from the final studio album Dreams (1990). Includes "Angel" featuring the late, great Walter Becker. 

MINIMAL WAVE
Dige, Sally "Holding On" LP/CS (Spider Child Records) Reissued on white vinyl with alternate cover. Also now available on cassette.

v/a "Interferencias Vol. 2: Spanish Synth Wave" 2xLP (Munster) Volume 2 of this in-depth survey of synth music created in Spain during the 1980s. From chart-friendly techno pop to obscure experimental acts, these 20 tracks reflect a fast-moving decade and music scene. Features Orfeón Gagarin, Esplendor Geométrico, Betty Troupe, Flash Cero, and more. Includes extensive booklet with liner notes by Sergio Sánchez (Jazznoize) and artist photos.

SOUL, FUNK & R&B
Nightowls, The "We Are The Nightowls" CD (Nine Mile) New album from Austin, TX soul band.

JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Bailey, Derek & Jamie Muir "Dart Drug" LP (Honest Jons) Reissue of 1981 duo album, originally released on Bailey's Incus label. This is the sixth in a series of reissues of Derek Bailey's music on Honest Jon's Records. Muir first played with Bailey in 1970, as part of the Music Improvisation Company, along with Evan Parker, Hugh Davies and Christine Jeffrey. Muir was also was a member of King Crimson during the recording of Larks' Tongues In Aspic, in 1973.

Emanative "Earth" 2xLP (Jazzman) Orbiting somewhere between the interplanetary funk of Sun Ra and the cinematic experimentation of Floating Points lies the new album Earth from the spiritually awakened Brit-jazz collective Emanative. Led by drummer and producer Nick Woodmansey, Emanative have created a cosmic strand of multi-cultural UK jazz with African, Indian, and Middle Eastern influences unlike any other act on the UK scene. Earth celebrates the diverse backgrounds of its galaxy of contributors, which includes Idris Ackamoor (of The Pyramids), Dele Sosimi (previously of Fela Kuti's Africa 80), Nat Birchall, The Heliocentrics' Malcolm Catto, and more. Double LP version comes in gatefold sleeve; Includes download card.

Guaraldi, Vince "Oh, Good Grief!" LP (Omnivore) 50th anniversary edition of the Peanuts score on red vinyl.

v/a "Spiritual Jazz 2: Europe" 2xLP Jazzman Records (UK) Modal, esoteric and ethereal jazz from the Euro underground 1963-72. Featuring Palle Mikkelborg, Albert Mangelsdorff, The Full Moon Ensemble, and many more.

REGGAE, SKA & DUB
Clarke, Johnny "Creation Rebel" 2xLP (VP) Mid-70s roots reggae classics from one of Jamaica's best.

Tetrack "Let's Get Started" CD (Greensleeves) CD reissue of this 1978 roots classic. 

WORLD MUSIC
Asazaki, Ikue "Yoisura Bushi" 12" (Studio Mule) Ikue Asazaki is a veteran Japanese traditional music singer and Yoisura Bushi is a traditional music in the small southern island of Amami Oshima. Yoisura Bushi is highly emotional and Asazaki's take on it includes elements of deep house and trance. Includes Kuniyuki remix.

Meridian Brothers "Desesperanza" LP (Soundway) First fully-fledged worldwide release from Meridian Brothers, the band from Colombian experimental musician Eblis Alvarez. Eblis Alvarez also plays in Frente Cumbiero and Ondatropica. Traditional instruments, electronics and distorted vocals are dragged through an array of influences to create a world that is as original as it is unclassifiable. Meridian Brothers are at the core of a burgeoning music scene exploring cumbia, salsa and currulao styles from a new generation of Colombian musicians.

Mirlos, Los "Los Charapas del Oro" LP (Infopesa) Reissue, originally released in 1975. Los Mirlos' third album, and their most popular album, correctly titled Los Charapas De Oro, is a Peruvian psychedelic Chicha classic. Remastered from the original analog tapes at Infopesa's studio by Aldo Montalvo under the direction of Juan Ricardo and Alberto Maravi, who produced and oversaw the original mastering of the record in 1975. Spanish-English liner notes.

Ndaba, Ntombi "Tomorrow" LP (Afrosynth) Six-track anthology of South African singer Ntombi Ndaba, featuring two songs from three of her solo albums: Mina Ngiljaji (1988), Mama Nature (1989), and Why Me (1991). Ntombi Ndaba first rose to fame in 1985 with Ntombi & Survival, becoming one of the most popular singers of the bubblegum era. Mastered by Wouter Brandenberg.

v/a "Wild Mexico Vol. 2" LP (Pinche Discos) The second installment of their amazing quest for '60s Mexican gold, Wild Mexico Vol. 2. Fun, frantic, and obscure rock n' roll at its best, 14 tracks of pure Mexican awesomeness sure to set your ass on fire and leave you asking for more. Features Los Hitters, Los Correcaminos, Los Beatteens, Dyno, and more. 

v/a "Czech Up! Vol. 2: We'd Be Happy" 2xLP (Vampisoul) Second volume of Vampisoul's Czech Up! series, which compiles '60s and '70s gems from the vaults of the Supraphon and Panton labels from the former Czechoslovakia. Freakbeat, soul, baroque pop, prog-funk, garage rock, psych-jazz -- 22 tracks, wonderfully produced and now carefully remastered, many of them never reissued before. Features Hana Ulrychová, Synkopy 61, Jazz Q, Flamengo, and more. Includes detailed liner notes by Lukás Machata. 

v/a "Disques Debs International Volume One" CD/LP (Strut) Strut present the first ever compilation series to access the archives of one of the greatest of all French Caribbean labels, Disques Debs out of Guadeloupe. Set up by the late Henri Debs during the late '50s, the label and studio has continued for over 50 years, releasing over 300 7" singles and 200 LPs, covering styles varying from early biguine and bolero to zouk and reggae. Debs played a pivotal role in bringing the créole music of Guadeloupe and Martinique to a wider international audience.

ELECTRONIC
Black Noise "Nature of the Beast" 12" (Metroplex) Pressed in Detroit. Next in the string of Metroplex reissues is Nature Of The Beast, a total classic by duo Mike Grant and Damon Peterson as Black Noise. Another techno essential. Originally released in 1997.

Copeland (Inga) "Because I'm Worth It" LP - The debut album from Inga Copeland, formerly of Hype WIlliams, featuring additional production from Actress.

Drazic, Bogdan "Dangnabbit" 12" (Trilogy Tapes) New 12".

Lipelis "I Only Did These For Myself, But Now It's For Everyone" 12" (Animals Dancing) Animals Dancing continues its quest for world domination with a double A side of Russian intelligence from Moscow's Leonid Lipelis. As the title would suggest, these two sides come from Lipelis's private arsenal of club tracks, beef'd up and shared with the people after some friendly persuasion.

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Bibiloni, Joan "El Sur" LP (Music From Memory) 2018 reissue. Album compiling works from Spanish guitarist and musician Joan Bibiloni. Bibiloni has played with musicians such as John Cage, Larry Coryell, Daevid Allen, Kevin Ayers, and more. Takes off from where he began with his 1984 album Una Vida Llarga I Tranquila, highlighting the more ambient and synth/electronic-infused works in his subsequent five albums. 

Mkwaju Ensemble (Midori Takada) "KI-Motion" LP (We Release Whatever the Fuck We Want) Official reissue of legendary album KI-Motion by Japanese percussionist Midori Takada's MKWAJU Ensemble, originally released in 1981. A highly creative and transcendental fusion of marimba, vibraphone, bamboo percussion, and synthesizers. KI-Motion captures the birth of Midori Takada's exploration of minimalism, African rhythmic tradition, and ambient music. Sourced from the original masters. LP version cut at Emil Berliner Studios; 140 gram vinyl; housed in 350g old Stoughton tip-on sleeve.

EXPERIMENTAL 
Black Spirituals "Black Access / Black Axes" LP (Sige) True to name, the Black Spirituals evoke and produce a Black spirituality in the sonorous tradition of Black flight calling us to follow the North Star and any and all other pathways to freedom. It's the choreographed and synergistic spontaneity and improvisation with clear inspirations drawn from jazz traditions, indigenous African drumming, and anti/de-colonial musico-theological and ritualistic traditions across the Afro diaspora; and it's an expression that constitutes the kind of musical fugitivity most organically and innately produced by Black Americans in our post-emancipation captive state. It's a music for music's sake, and it's a feverish cathartic expression of freedom dreams with true liberatory capacity.

Current 93 "The Stars On Their Horsies" CD (Spheres) The Stars On Their Horsies is not the new Current 93 album, just a lateral peek into her sidereal creek. This 39-minute CD contains only one  track. Textually based around David Tibet's nightmares.

Elph Vs. Coil "Worship the Glitch" LP (Dais) During the studio sessions that developed into what would become "Worship the Glitch", Coil became aware of random compositions emitting from their gear, and were at odds with constant "accidents" that were perpetually plaguing the recordings. The band called these unintentional emissions "ELpH": a conceptual being that is one part physical equipment, one part celestial being... constantly playing the role of trickster, throwing a wrench into Coil's methodology. Eventually, these accidents and mistakes were embraced by the band, and the process of misusing audio software to create intentional "errors" was adopted as a musical technique. The acceptance of the "mistake", and the use of discovered mistakes as intentional elements slowly became the drive and concept behind the album, thus birthing the title "Worship the Glitch." Originally released in 1995 on Coil's in-house imprint Eskaton, Worship the Glitch was Coil's first proper album-length attempt at conceptual ambient composition, with a radical focus on chance. Seamless vignettes of shattered electronics (though ebbing softly and in delicate balance with each other) provide an underlying uncertainty and discomfort to the listener.

Gossamer "Imperishable" CS (Innovative Leisure) Gossamer is Evan Reiner-the Los Angeles based producer, guitarist, synthesizer scientist and urban-spelunking field recorder known for creating a bottomless sea of found sound and ambient soundscapes. A hardcore kid with a heavy grounding in hip-hop and Berklee School of Music alum. His sophomore album 'Imperishable' is less an album than an environment all its own, or a journey into the unexplored. And whether it's inspiring a trip deep into the discography of Steve Reich or into California's beautifully desolate Ansel Adams Wilderness, it's that fearless spirit of exploration that brought Imperishable to life alongside some help from co-pilot Sonny DiPerri (Animal Collective, Portugal The Man).

Hecker, Tim "Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again" CD/LP (Kranky) This is the first reissue of Tim Hecker's classic 2001 debut full length release.

Hecker, Tim "Radio Amor" LP (Kranky) This is the first reissue for Tim Hecker's classic 2003 album.

Hirsute Pursuit "Tighten That Muscle Ring" CD (Cold Spring) 2018 repress. 2012 release. Created by Harley Phoenix and his musical partner, Bryin Dall, this is Gay Sex Music that offers no apologies. Tighten That Muscle Ring features collaborators such as Bryin Dall of Thee Majesty, Boyd Rice of NON, and Sleazy of Coil/Throbbing Gristle.

Jackie O Motherfucker "Bloom" CD/LP (Textile) Bloom is the band 11th studio record, 7 years after their highly acclaimed "ballad of the revolution" album and is the culmination of 20 years spent defining their unique take on american music. Recorded at Santo Studios in Oakland California over the past 3 years with a mostly new cast of musicians, Bloom continues the trajectory of JOMF's explorations of song and sonic experimentation.

Mogard, Abul "Above All Dreams" LP (Ecstatic) Absorbing new album for Ecstatic. The album is his first since the Circular Forms and his popular Works compilation. Staggering suite of widescreen landscapes painted in self-built modular synth strokes. RIYL: Alessandro Cortini, early Oneohtrix Point Never, Coil, Brian Eno.

Orcutt, Bill "My Friend When I'm Not There" LP (Palilalia) Left-over copies of a tour-only LP reissue of Orcutt's 2014 tape, in an edition of 250.

Orcutt, Bill "Why Does Everybody Love Free Music But Nobody Loves Free People?" LP (Palilalia) Left-over copies of a tour-only double-LP reissue of Orcutt's 2012 tape, in an edition of 250.

LOCAL MUSIC
Freedonia "S/T" CD (Christopher Cross Records)

Motion Planet "In Between The Moons" CD (Cosmic Clash Records) New CD from Austin Indie rock group. RIYL: Pavement or GBV

DVD & BLURAY
Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits DVD (Cadiz Music) The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the band's inception in 1976 to the bands end in 2010 coinciding at the death of lead vocalist Ari Up.