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Friday, August 11th
POP / ROCK
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead "Source Tags & Codes" LP (Interscope) Reissue of their most critically acclaimed album.
Catherine Wheel "Ferment" LP (Music on Vinyl) Reissued for its 25th anniversary in an edition of 1,500 copies on orange and gold mixed vinyl. The album displays Catherine Wheel's early attempts to meld drone-drenched shoegaze with heavy rock.
Coffey, Sam and The Iron Lungs "s/t" LP/CS (Burger Records) New album from Toronto-based band. While their previous album fit squarely into a "garage-punk" paradigm, "s/t", recorded in a proper studio, trades in 70s power-pop hooks a la Cheap Trick, Dwight Twilley, The Cars, and others.
Dondero, David "Inside the Cat's Eye" LP (Keeled Scales) Ninth album from the US singer/songwriter.
Epic Soundtracks "Film Soundtracks" LP (Troubadour) Newly released solo work from Kevin Godfrey of Swell Maps, a more intimate affair.
Foster The People "Sacred Hearts Club" LP (Columbia) New third full-length studio release for the indie pop band, influenced by psychedelic sounds of the 1960s.
Memories, The "Royal United Song Service" LP (Burger Records) New 28-track double LP release from the lo-fi pop group. Named for a made-to-order recording offer started in 2015 to fund the band's first European tour, it collects material from the project, which allowed fans to request elements like topic, theme, and even chords and time signature for their own song. Per the band, it's a set of songs "about other people's memories."
Portugal the Man "Woodstock" LP (Atlantic) New eigth full-length from the indie group presents a headfirst dive into the deep end of contemporary pop. Despite the risk, the record manages to fall in line with Portugal the Man's willingness to move forward in endearing ways.
Prince "Batdance" 12" (Rhino)
Prince "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man" 12" (Rhino)
Prince " I Wish U Heaven" 12" (Rhino)
Prince " Partyman" 7" (Rhino)
Prince "Pop Life" 12" (Rhino)
Prince " Sign O' The Times" 12" (Rhino)
Sun Riah "Sitting With Sounds and Listening for Ghosts" CS (Keeled Scales) Sun Riah is the name of native Oklahoman experimental harpist/songwriter M. Bailey Stephenson's project. Sun Riah's voice wanders a broad swath between Julianna Barwick and Kate Bush and her music is not entirely unlike her freak-folk predecessors Joanna Newsom and Coco Rosie.
Washed Out "Mister Mellow" LP (Stones Throw) New third full-length from the pioneering chillwave project. Mister Mellow is a psyched out visual-album, yet the music is sufficiently enthralling on its own. Pressed to colored vinyl.
DJ Harrison "Hazy Moods" LP (Stones Throw) DJ Harrison is Richmond VA-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Devonne Harris.
Kutmah "TROBBB!" LP (Big Dada) Features Gonjasufi, Jonwayne, Natureboy Flako, Ta'Raach, Jeremiah Jae, Zeroh, Zackey Force Funk, N8NOFACE, Sach, Akello G Light and DJ Chris P Cuts - spanning experimental meditative loops; crackly oddball beats and abstract raps; as far as outright punk/noise and even folk/blues.
The Steoples "Six Rocks" LP (Stones Throw) The Steoples is a collaborative effort from long time friends and creative partners Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker (Gifted & Blessed) and Yeofi Andoh (A Race Of Angeles). This is the duos debut full-length.
v/a "Solar Power: New Sounds in Seattle Hip-Hop" LP (Crane City Music) Compilation of tracks from Seattle's current underground hip-hop scene. Featuring DoNormaal, Remember Face, Stas Thee Boss, Guayaba, and more.
McMahon, FJ "Spirit Of The Golden Juice" LP (Anthology) New reissue of this sought after California bedroom psych-folk-country classic. In 1969 following a stint in southeast Asia while serving in the U.S. Air Force, F.J. McMahon cut his sole release in Santa Barbara. Reflective and contemplative, the album's outsider, lo-fi folk vibe pulls from his experiences in Vietnam, at times sounding aesthetically like a sonic counterpart to Jim Schoenfeld with traces of both Fred Neil and Tim Hardin scattered throughout. Spirit Of The Golden Juice is an album concerned with memory and mystery and the preservation of the two. It's also about the weight of personal experience and how we tow it around with us. F.J.'s simple, personal approach to songwriting allows us the space to fill in our own colors and our own faces.
Martinez, Bardo & The Soul Investigators (with Ernie Hawks) "Bad Education b/w In" 7" (Timmion) Brainchild of Chicano Batman lead singer inspired by the afro-latin soul blends from the likes of Joe Bataan and Ray Barretto.
Incantation "Profane Nexus" LP (Relapse) New 2017 LP from the long-running US death metal band.
Human Gas "s/t" LP High quality Fanclub pressing of this classic 80's Japanese HC band. Complete tracks from both demos, their split 7" and 3 completely unreleased studio tracks. Includes foldout poster insert with rare photos, and a band history.
Plax "Clean Feeling" LP (Super Secret Records) New release from local noisy punk band.
Soul Craft "The Legacy" 7" (General Speech) Five fresh tracks of traditional Japanese Hardcore from Soul Craft, who have been the HC stalwarts of Kumamoto City, Japan for the last 17 years.
McKay, Freddie "Picture on the Wall" LP (Studio One) Deluxe edition reissue of the acclaimed 1971 reggae/rocksteady album produced by Coxsone Dodd.
SOUL / FUNK
Bob & Gene "If This World Were Mine" LP (Daptone) The Daptone label unearths a long-buried and low-budget soul nugget from early-70s Buffalo, featuring the vocals of teenage pals Bobby Nunn and Eugene Coplin. Remastered and released for the first time.
King Bucknor Jr. & Afrodisk Beat 79 "African Woman" LP (Hot Casa) Reissue of LP originally released in 1979, the result of a sublime spiritual and political session recorded in Lagos, Nigeria. A fantastic Afro-beat album from the Fela Anikulapo Kuti disciple and Kalakuta Republic member.
Pino, Geraldo "Let's Have A Party" LP (PMG Germany) Reissue of LP originally released in 1974. Mixing highlife, funk and jazz, and using the latest equipment, Geraldo Pino and the Heartbeats kickstarted the whole soul/funk/Afrobeat scene in West Africa.
Akhtar, Nahid "I Am Black Beauty" LP (Finders Keepers) New compilation of Nahid Akhtar's rarest 7" appearances, some released for the first time since their original release. Nahid Akhtar's music played a hugely influential and omnipresent role in Lahore's vibrant cinematic patchwork that covered the late 1970s and early 1980s. Interweaved textures of Ghazals, classical music, Punjabi folk songs, and Qawwalis, along with a wide range of progressive pop music penned for the Pakistani picture house.
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement "Fallen Leaves Camouflaged Behind Tropical Flowers" 12" (Hospital) Marking six years of Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement's output, Dominick Fernow (Prurient) gives the project's first ever release a vinyl pressing for the first time. Originally released on tape in 2011 in an edition of 59. Edition of 500.
v/a "Ancient Lights And The Black Core" [Scorn, Seefeel, Timothy Leary] LP (Sub Rosa) Originally released on CD in 1995, Ancient Lights And The Blackcore is presented here for the first time on vinyl. Contains only unreleased and exclusive material by Scorn, Seefeel, Timothy Leary & DJ Cheb I Sabbah, and field recordings by David Toop. Edition of 350.
V/Vm "New Beat: Brabant Schrobbeler" (AKA Leyland Kirby) LP (Boomkat Editions) 20 minutes of classic and unreleased new beat productions by James Kirby, aka The Caretaker, aka V/Vm, comprising material originally produced in 2006. Selected and sequenced by V/Vm and Jerk van den Boschalottt; Mixed and chopped by Miles of Demdike Stare.
Wolf Eyes "Strange Days II" LP (Lower Floor Music) Wolf Eyes fix a possessed gaze on a sort of squashed slow techno abstraction in two excursions for their Lower Floor label.
K.Bytes "I Adore Commodore - Computer Music Flash" LP (Mondo Groove) Reissue of album originally released in 1983. A year after his 1982 album Computer Disco, Marcello Giombini produced I Adore Commodore - Computer Music Flash using mainly a Commodore 64. Inspired by videogames of the time, the music was created using four-to-eleven Commodore 64s, programmed and synchronized with an external audio interface.
Benedek "Bene's World" LP (Leaving Records) Bene's World is Benedek's second Leaving Records release, following the Coolin' EP. His catalogue also includes collaborations with Dam-Funk, Delroy Edwards and Tom Noble.
Bonobo "One Offs Remixes & B-Sides" LP (Tru Thoughts) Two LP compilation of rarely-heard tracks from Bonobo.
Daphni "Face To Face/Tin" LP (Jiaolong) The new 12" from Daphni (aka Caribou, aka Dan Snaith) -- the first release in over three years -- featuring tracks appearing on his FabricLive mix .
Hiro Kone "Love Is The Capital" LP (Geographic North) Debut LP by the recording alias of Nicky Mao. Visceral meditations of rhythm, noise, and melody in the vein of Pan Sonic, Chris & Cosey, Muslimgauze, and Kangding Ray.
Janson, Gerd & Shan "Surrender" 12" (Regraded)
Oneohtrix Point Never "Good Time" (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CD/LP (Warp) Soundtrack to the new 2017 NYC crime thriller, featuring guest vocals from Iggy pop. Winner of this year's Cannes Soundtrack Award.
Patricia "Several Shades Of The Same Color Part 3" LP (Spectral Sound) Part 3 of Patricia's latest opus.
Takahashi, Kuniyuki "Newwave Project" LP (Mule Musiq) Japanese producer and sound designer Kuniyuki Takahashi, drops an album that is leaning towards his musical love from the past. Compared to his former work, which was rooted in worlds of classic, jazz, house, ambient, and electronic song-writing, the tunes on Newwave Project are full of melodic drifts and rhythmical shifts.
Wen "CARVE + GAZE" 12" (Big Dada) Four tracks hitting square between the eyes of Zomby, Logos and Actress with twists on UK grime and electronica.
Xhin "Shift LTD 001" 12" (Midnight Shift) New techno EP from Singaporean producer.
OST "Edge Of Tomorrow (Live, Die, Repeat)" Christophe Beck LP (Mondo) Score to the 2014 sci-fi action film.
OST "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" LP (Hollywood) A worthy follow up to the first soundtrack and movie. Includes tracks from Fleetwood Mac, Electrtic Light Orchestra, George Harrison, and more.
OST "Hero Of Time - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" Slovak National Symphony Orchestra LP (iam8bit) Officially licensed, one-hour arrangement album based on Koji Kondo's epic score. Freshly recorded by the 64-player Slovak National Symphony Orchestra for this very album, Hero of Time breaths new life into classic Ocarina of Time score, previously only available from its Nintendo 64 sound chip origins.
OST "Rewind This!" Josh Freda LP (Death Waltz) Soundtrack to the documentary on VHS collecting.
OST "Super Castlevania IV" Konami Kukeiha Club LP (Mondo) Vinyl soundtrack to the 1991 SNES classic.
DVD / BLURAY
One Dark Night BluRay (Code Red) A World famous psychic is found dead along with several victims of his bizarre experiments. Tom McLoughlin directed this 1982 chiller which co-stars the great Adam West.
The Bat People BluRay (Shout Factory) BluRay release of the 1974 American horror film directed by Jerry Jameson.
Friday, August 4th
POP / ROCK
Amy O "Elastic" CD/LP (Winspear) New third album from indie rocker Amy O, available on limited clear vinyl in an edition of 200.
Caroline Says "50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong" CD/LP (Western Vinyl) Debut album from Austin-based indie folk band.
Coldplay "Kaleidoscope EP" LP (Atlantic) The five-track EP from the British alternative rock band features collaborations with Big Sean and The Chainsmokers, on blue vinyl.
Daphni "FabricLive 93 " CD (Fabric UK) Daphni (aka Caribou, aka Dan Snaith) presents the 93rd installment of FabricLive. FabricLive 93 marks Daphni's first mix CD and his first full body of work under the moniker since 2012's Jiaolong album, and most recently Caribou's "Our Love" (2014). 23 original, unreleased Daphni tracks and four new Daphni edits, featuring tracks from Jamire Williams, Luther Davis Group, Pheeroan Ak Laff, and Container.
Gorbachev, Philipp & The Naked Man "I Don't Give A Snare" LP (Arma) Debut album from Moscow-based Philipp Gorbachev & The Naked Man.
Guantanamo Baywatch "Desert Center" CD (Suicide Squeeze Records) Latest album from the surf/garage punk band. Amber-colored vinyl limited to 2000.
Marela, Briana "Call It Love" CD/LP (Jagjaguwar) New third album from the indie/dream pop singer.
Naomi Punk "Yellow" LP (Captured Tracks) Latest album from the Olympia, WA deconstructionalist rock group.
New Radicals, The "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too." LP (Geffen) Reissue of the sole album from New Radicals, featuring hit song "You Get What You Give".
Preoccupations "Cassette" LP (Jagjaguwar) Vinyl reissue of the first cassette EP by Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong).
Bob Seger System "2 + 2 = ?" 7" (Third Man Records) Remastered reissue.
Price, Margo "Paper Cowboy b/w Good Luck (For Ben Eyestone)" (Weakness EP 2/2) 7" (Third Man) Nashville musician Margo Price returns with a new EP of four fresh originals that further explore themes of duality, loss and redemption. The four new tracks are being released broken up as two 7''s from Third Man Records.
Price, Margo "Weakness b/w Just Like Love (Weakness " EP 1//2 7" (Third Man) Part 1 of Price's new EP.
Louie Needles "Texas Scratch League Presents Louie Needles and the Search for the Secret Snare Drum" LP (Texas Scratch League)
Mura Masa "S/T" LP (Downtown) The debut full-length release for the London-based electronic producer features guest appearances from Damon Albarn, A$AP Rocky, Bonzai, Charli XCX, Christine And The Queens, Desiigner, Jamie Lidell, NAO, A. K. Paul, and Tom Tripp.
Morbid Opera "Collection" LP (Vinyl Rites) New discography release from the influential 1980s (mainly) girl group from Miami FL, collects everything from their 1983 7", the 1992 released cassette, and their contributions to the 1983 compilation 'We Can't Help It If We're From Florida'.
Sudden Attack "Sit and Watch" 7" New EP from San Antonio hardcore band.
X-Ray Spex "Germ Free Adolescents" LP (Real Gone Music) One of the signature albums of the early British punk movement. 'Test tube clear' with blue splatter vinyl limited to 1000 copies. "Oh Bondage, Up Yours!"
Crover, Dale "The Fickle Finger of Fate" LP (Joyful Noise Recordings) Debut solo album from one half of the essential Melvins roster. The album features a diverse batch of songs that recall the best moments of the Melvins catalog. Available on limited color while it lasts.
Dead Cross "S/T" CD/LP (Ipecac Recordings) New hardcore supergroup featuring Dave Lombardo, Mike Patton and Justin Pearson, available on limited colored vinyl.
Jaguar "Power Games" LP (Real Gone) Reissue of 1982 NWOBHM album limited to 700 copies on green and brown 'camo'-coloured vinyl.
Solbrud "Vemod" LP (Vendetta Records) Vemod is the Copenhagen based black metal quartet's third album.
Danser's Inferno "Creation One" LP (Everland Jazz) Reissue of Danser's Inferno's sole album, originally released in 1973. Composer and multi-instrumentalist John Danser formed the funky jazz-rock-fusion ensemble of 14 very talented musicians, and released this stunning eight track, jam packed album, a treasure of rhythms grooves and breaks.
Heath Brothers, The "Marchin' On!" LP (Everland Jazz) Reissue of The Heath Brothers' debut album, originally released in 1976. The Heath Brothers was formed in 1975 by brothers Jimmy, Percy, Albert Heath and the much celebrated pianist Stanley Cowell in Philadelphia.
McPhee, Joe "My Undocumented Alien Clarinet" LP (Penultimate Press) Beguiling document of a performance held at Alternative Books, Kingston, New York, Sunday, August 6, 2006 under the auspices of the Pauline Oliveros Foundation's New Vanguard Series, featuring rarely heard "alien" clarinet playing of Joe McPhee and the electronics of Bryan Eubanks.
Sanders, Pharoah "Izipho Zam (My Gifts)" LP (Everland Jazz) Reissue of Pharoah Sanders's third album, originally released in 1973.
PROG / PYSCH
Astral TV "Chrystal Shores" LP (El Paraiso Records) Astral TV is a new project from Causa Sui's synth and electronics wiz Rasmus Rasmussen and fellow inner-space traveler Keith Canisius. Inspired in part by classic synth-scores, vintage European kosmische, and modern drone, the moods the duo creates with bright analog synths and delicate Stratocaster notes are too open and ambiguous to be neatly categorized.
Lal & Mike Waterson "Bright Phoebus " CD/LP (Domino) New first ever vinyl reissue of the 1972 cult classic folk LP. Featuring performances from siblings Lal, Mike and Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy, Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings, Dave Mattacks, Tim Hart and Maddy Prior, amongst others. "Bright Phoebus" is recognized as a forward-thinking benchmark for British Folk.
Nordheim, Arne "Electric" LP (Rune Grammofon) Originally released on CD in 1998. These five compositions represent the complete electronic works of Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim (1931-2010).
De Jaer, Badouin "Lucy/Back to Normal" CD (Sub Rosa) This double CD release brings together two founding pieces from avant-garde composer Baudouin de Jaer.
Niblock, Phil "Rhymes With Water" LP (God Records) For his premiere recording on God Records, Phill Niblock confirms his minimalistic musical approach and composes two monumental pieces for flutes and additional voices, respectively.
Kink Gong "Tibetan Buddhism Trip" LP (Akuphone) King Gong, aka Laurent Jeanneau, presents a collage of Tibetan Buddhist rites recordings and electronic handlings. Jeanneau has specialized in the recording of ethnic minorities, particularly from South East Asia, recording over 160 albums. An impressive collection allows him to manipulate, assemble, and reconstruct his field recordings in order to create new sound landscapes.
Zwartjes "Tapes 1" LP (Trunk) Tapes 1 represents the first ever sound recordings to be released from the archive of cult Dutch film director Frans Zwartjes.
Obatala "S/T" LP (Everland ) Reissue of Obtala's self-titled album, originally released in 1977. Disco funk from the glory days of the Miami soul scene in the '70s.
DMX Krew "Strange Directions" 2LP (Hypercolour) Strange Directions is the 21st album from DMX Krew and his first on Hypercolour since 2016's You Exist.
Greenspan and Taraval "s/t" LP (Geej) Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys, Jessy Lanza) and Taraval (Caribou) attempt to create a type of dance music with hardware. A raw type of synthesizer and drum machine music that could be listened to beside the hypermodern techno of Pearson Sound or Actress.
Pye Corner Audio "Sleep Games" LP (Ghost Box UK) Reissue of the first Pye Corner Audio LP for Ghost Box from 2012. On heavyweight vinyl, with color inner sleeve and download code card inside.
Foundars 15 "Co-Operation" LP (PMG) Psychedelic Afro-psych-funk originally released in 1977.
Goldfinger Doe & B.M.S. "Let's Dance Together" LP (PMG) African boogie funk originally released in 1979.
Friday, July 28th
POP / ROCK
14 Iced Bears "S/T" LP (Optic Nerve) New expanded reissue of 14 Iced Bears' self-titled album, originally released in 1988. The 14 Iced Bears were formed in Brighton in 1985 by Robert Sekula and drummer Nick Emery. They had a punky, DIY pop ethic that held melody as key and technical expertise as less of an issue.
Arcade Fire "Everything Now" CD/LP/CS (Columbia) New fifth full-length for the Canadian indie rock band, co-produced with members of Daft Punk, Portishead, and Pulp. It doesn't have the sprawling nature of The Suburbs or Reflektor nor the cacophonic intensity of Funeral, but the sequin-festooned, disco-ish Everything Now is every bit as good as these albums in its own right. Departures in sound are often unwelcome when we're already so happy with where a beloved band are, but, in this case, their experiments are a complete success. Available on limited blue vinyl while it lasts.
B., Ruth "Safe Haven" LP (Columbia) Ruth B.'s debut album Safe Haven includes 12 tracks written and composed by Ruth herself and produced by Joel Little, who previously collaborated with Lorde on her multi-platinum debut.
Cage The Elephant "Unpeeled" [Live] CD (RCA) The new album was recorded over a series of intimate shows in cities including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville, and Nashville where the band performed in a stripped down arrangement with a string quartet and sparse additional percussion. Unpeeled features twenty-one tracks: eighteen curated songs from their past four albums plus three reimagined versions of existing songs.
Joywave "Content" CD (Hollywood) New third full-length from the eclectic NY alternative pop band. Harnessing a sound somewhere between classic guitar and drums indie rock, and electro-pop, there's something wonderfully unexpected about many of the tracks on Content.
King Dude "Sex" LP (Not Just Religious Music)
La's, The "s/t" LP (Polydor) New vinyl reissue of the English indie band's debut 1990 LP, containing the hit 'There She Goes'.
Manchester Orchestra "A Black Mile To The Surface" LP (Loma Vista)
OOIOO "Gold & Green " LP (Thrill Jockey) New reissue of the third full length LP from the Japanese girl group featuring members from Boredums. Originally released in 2000. Presented here on limited colored vinyl.
Rise Against "Wolves" LP (Virgin) New record from the Chicago band.
Sex Tide "Possession Sessions" LP (Feeding Tube ) Columbus garage rock band Sex Tide's third record, Possession Sessions, follows a pair of 12" near-LPs, Flash Fuck (2013) and Vernacular Splatter (2015).
Squeeze "s/t" LP (A&M)
Welch, Gillian "The Harrow & The Harvest" LP (Acony) Long awaited first pressing of Gillian Welch's 2011 CD The Harrow & The Harvest, mastered direct from the original tapes. Welch and Rawlings weren't in a hurry to make this album, nor press it to vinyl, and you hear their patience in its unhurried grace. As usual, the beauty lies in the fluid interplay between the duo.
Wilson, Gary & The Blind Dates "Live At CBGB" LP (Feeding Tube ) Recorded on a trip to the East Coast in August 1979, Live At CBGB documents Gary Wilson's return to his home base.
Centurions, The "Bullwinkle Part II: Surfers' Pajama Party Recorded Live On The U.C.L.A. Campus" LP (Go! Bop!) New reissue of The Centurions's U.C.L.A. live record, originally released in 1963.
Grateful Dead "It Crawled Out Of The Vaults Of KSAN 1966-1968 - Volume 1: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium 11/19/66" LP (Go! Bop!) A recording of a cult event: The Grateful Dead, live at the Fillmore Auditorium on November 19th, 1966, recorded before their first album came out. It Crawled Out Of The Vaults features three primeval versions of tunes from their debut record and eight goodies, standards and originals, that were not featured on any official studio and live recording up to 1970's Workingman's Dead.
John, Elton "Caribou" LP
John, Elton "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player" LP
Presley, Elvis "A Boy From Tupelo: The Sun Masters" LP (Legacy)
Santana & The Isley Brothers "Power Of Peace" LP (SMG)
Wray, Link "s/t" LP (Future Days) Recorded in a shaky makeshift chicken shack in rural Maryland, Link Wray's eponymous 1971 solo album is a compelling and forward-looking piece of honest, handmade Americana. This album is vastly different from his previous work, foregoing instrumentals entirely. Instead, Wray, left with only one lung following a bout with tuberculosis in 1956, gives us his raw voice as he blends elements of country, rock 'n' roll, roots, folk and gospel marked with fuzzy guitar and booming percussion.
Hooker, John Lee "The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker" LP (Cornbread) Cornbread Records present a reissue of The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker, originally released in 1959. John Lee Hooker took a break from his Chicago electric blues recording career and returned to his country blues roots with this stripped-down, acoustic blues LP. Reissued on 180 gram LP.
Collins, Tommy "This Is Tommy Collins" CD (Rural Routes)
Jackson, Wanda "Wonderful Wanda and Lovin' Country Style" CD (Rural Routes)
Fairport Convention "Liege And Lief" LP (A&M) Their most out rock song is on this album. One of their ultimate best for sure. Recommended.
Fosson, Mark "Solo Guitar" LP (Drag City) In the late '70s Fosson sent some song demos to John Fahey's West Coast-based Takoma Records. Fahey was impressed with what he heard and offered Fosson a recording deal. Fosson lost no time in relocating to Los Angeles and began recording, but as bad luck would have it, Takoma was in some difficulty, and the label soon folded. Fahey allowed Fosson to retain the master tapes of the sessions, however. These tracks finally saw the light of day as 'The Lost Takoma Sessions' from Drag City Records in 2006.
Ashby, Dorothy "Hip Harp / On A Minor Groove" 2LP (Doxy) A new combined reissue of Dorothy Ashby's Hip Harp and In A Minor Groove, both released separately in 1958. A part of the same scene as Yusef Lateef, the legendary jazz harpist and poly-instrumentalist managed to use odd instrumentation in new contexts. Both albums feature Frank Wess. Pressed in a numbered edition of 500 to 140 gram clear vinyl.
Butcher, John "Resonant Spaces" LP (Blume) Blume present the first vinyl issue of John Butcher's Resonant Spaces, originally released on CD in 2008.
Henderson, Joe / Alice Coltrane "The Elements" LP (Fantasy) New vinyl reissue of the 1973 LP. 1970 began a decade of discovery for Henderson, setting aside post-bop and the repertoire he was identified with and branching out into other realms. One of the most successful and challenging of these efforts was presented here as a four-part improvisation on the basic themes of "Fire", "Air", "Water" and "Earth". Assisting the tenor saxophonist was a group of sympathetic explorers -- Alice Coltrane on piano and harp, violin original Michael White, bass giant Charlie Haden, and the multifaceted percussionist Kenneth Nash. Latin American, Indian, and Native American strains enter the mix as Henderson applies the heat and mercurial invention of his more conventional work to these open-ended settings.
Rollins, Sonny "Saxophone Colossus" LP (Fantasy)
Iron Maiden "The Final Frontier" LP New 180 gram 2LP reissue of 15th studio album from Iron Maiden.
Debils "S/T" LP (Static Shock) Reissue of rare Swiss punk LP.
Heavy Metal "LP 2" LP (Static Shock) Heavy Metal return with LP number two. Again it's all over the place musically, swinging from lo-fi distorted disco, to UK DIY, to cod-Flying Nun singles and beyond. RIYL Headcoats or Crass Records scope.
Campbell, Cornell "Dance In A Greenwich Farm" LP (Radiation Roots) New reissue of Cornell Campbell's Dance In A Greenwich Farm, originally released in 1975. One of the sweetest and most idiosyncratic voices in reggae.
Wilson, Delroy "Here Comes The Heartaches" LP (Kingston Sounds) The 1970s saw Delroy Wilson's arrival at Bunny "Striker" Lee's door and what would result in a winning formula, scoring hit after hit. Here Comes The Heartaches is a selection of tunes from this great period in Delroy's career, cut with Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare.
SOUL / FUNK
Wood, Brenton "Oogum Boogum" LP New reissue of the American vocalist's 1967 debut LP, featuring 'The Oogum Boogum Song.'
H. Tical "Impact Synthesized Sound And Music" LP (Intervallo) Intervallo present a reissue of H. Tical's, aka Armando Sciascia, Impact: Synthesized Sound And Music, originally released in 1971. 16 sonic experiments devoted to VCS3 synthesizers, which are the main architects of whirling escapes, white noise, and sonic landscapes in the mood of early Warp releases.
v/a "La Natura E L'Uomo" LP (Intervallo) Intervallo present a reissue of La Natura E L'Uomo, originally released in 1973. Intervallo's third reissue of nature-themed library records.
PROG / PSYCH
Cosmic Jokers, The "Galactic Supermarket" LP (Victory) Victory present a reissue of The Cosmic Jokers' Galactic Supermarket, originally released on Komische Musik in 1974. Galactic Supermarket features Gille Letmann, Harald Grosskopf, Klaus Schulze, and Manuel Göttsching.
de Oliveira, Jocy "Estorias Para Voz, Instrumentos Acusticos e Eletronicos" LP (Blume) Reissue of the obscure 1981 musique concrete LP from Brazilian composer Jocy de Oliveira.
Nauman, Bruce "Soundtrack From First Violin Film" LP (Blume) Blume present a reissue of Bruce Nauman's Soundtrack From First Violin Film, originally released in 1969. Initially issued by Tanglewood Press in 1969, Soundtrack From First Violin Film is a crucial element in Nauman's diverse canon of contributions; It bridges the emerging practices of performance, video, and sound.
Palestine, Charlemagne "Arpeggiated Bosendorfer + Falsetto Voice" LP (Alga Marghen) Charlemagne Palestine and Alga Marghen present previously unreleased arpeggiated piano and falsetto voice studies from 1974.
Reich, Steve & Ensemble Modern & Synergy Vocals LP (Victory) A stunning version of Steve Reich's masterpiece of musical minimalism Music For 18 Musicians. Performed live at Tokyo Opera House in 2008 by Ensemble Modern and Synergy Vocals, featuring the composer as guest performer.
Telaio Magnetico "Live 75" LP (Black Sweat) New expanded reissue of Telaio Magnetico's Live 75, including unreleased tracks from the super group's only tour in 1975. Telaio Magnetico was composed of Franco Battiato, Lino Capra Vaccina, Juri Camisasca, Mino Di Martino, Roberto Mazza, and Terra Di Benedetto. In the context of the mid '70s Italian underground scene, the short experience of Telaio Magnetico was born from the confluence of the Battiato's experimental efforts and the Albergo Intergalattico Spaziale's new esoteric electronics. With references to the German kosmische music and British space-rock, the music also has roots in the minimalist drones of Terry Riley and La Monte Young and draws parallels to Alvin Curran and Futuro Antico.
Dead Body Love / Atrax Morgue "Split" LP (Urashima) New reissue of Dead Body Love and Atrax Morgue's split, self-titled release, originally released on cassette only in 1995. Plenty of throbbing, cracking and creaking. Printed on 140 gram vinyl in an edition of 199 (hand-numbered). Now on vinyl for the first time.
Edwige "S/T" LP (Urashima) Urashima present a reissue of Edwige's self-titled release, originally released on cassette in 2008. '90s rough American style, harsh noise worship - an obsession with actress Edwige Fenech translated into layers of abrasive sound.
Golden Retriever "Rotations" LP (Thrill Jockey)
Kirk, Richard H. "Dasein" 2LP (Intone) Dasein is Richard H. Kirk's first solo album since 2011. Recorded, produced, and written by the founding member of Cabaret Voltaire himself, the album was constructed over a three-year period.
O'Malley, Stephen "Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs" LP (Ideal Recordings) 2017 repress of Stephen O'Malley's Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs initially released in 2015. The third part of a trilogy of live solo guitar records with "Dread Live" and "End Ground". For the concert at the small venue Blæst. O'Malley used a massive backline with beautiful vintage Hiwatt amplifiers, and two PAs (including a Funktion One).
Rita, The "The Lilac Fairy" 2LP (Urashima) New double LP from the dancer obsessed harsh noise project of Sam McKinlay.
D. Tiffany "Blue Dream" 12" (Pacific Rhythm) New 12" from leftfield house producer D. Tiffany.
DJ Stingray "Kern Vol. 4" CD/LP (Tresor) DJ Stingray (Urban Tribe/Drexciya) presents the fourth installment in Tresor's Kern mix series, featuring the Dreciyan DJ remixing AFX, Gesloten Cirkel, Dynarec, NRSB-11, & more.
KiNK "Dynamo And Neutrino" 12" (DGTL Records) New 12" from the Bulgarian techno/house producer.
Lords Of Acid "Voodoo-U" 2LP (Metropolis) Limited remastered edition
Patricia "Several Shades Of The Same Color Part 2" LP (Spectral Sound) Part 2 of Several Shades Of The Same Color, Patricia's first album for Spectral Sound. Solo project of Max Ravitz who is also in Inhalants, Masks, Patreke, and Pulpo.
Pye Corner Audio "The Spiral" 10" (Death Waltz Originals) Pye Corner Audio return to Death Waltz Originals with a 7 inch double pack featuring 6 brand new and exclusive tracks featuring his trademark sci-fi electronica.
Regis "Gymnastics" 2LP (Downwards) Expanded anniversary edition of Regis's debut album, Gymnastics, re-built from original stems and salvaged 8-track tapes. Originally recorded in September 1996, Regis used one drum machine, one synth, and one FX unit to nail home a back-to-basics approach to techno. Inspired as much by Chicago house as the DJ sets of Jeff Mills, but also drawing from his background in a number of post-industrial, EBM, and punk units.
Suicideyear "Hate Songs" 12" (Lucky Me) New EP from the Baton Rouge native vapor producer. Six fresh tracks recorded in his new home of New Orleans that showcase his continued development at the forefront of futurist hip hop production. Heatsick, humid 808 and star bursting synth workouts. RIYL Clams Casino, and the like.
v/a "Now and Then" 12" (So Low / Optimo Music)
Sakamoto, Kyu "Sukiyaki And Other Japanese Hits " LP (Go! Bop!) Go! Bop! present a reissue of Kyu Sakamoto's Sukiyaki And Other Japanese Hits, originally released in 1962. Mysterious, soulful songs with big orchestral arrangements. Tunes with elements of Latin music, typically elegant doo wop, and contemporary pop ballads, with heartwarming melodies and exotic tunes. One of the most popular examples of early '60s Japanese pop music.
DVD / BLURAY
Re-Animator BluRay (Arrow Video) Limited edition
Friday, July 21st
POP / ROCK
Chon "Homey" LP (Sumerian) New album from the California math rock band. Available on colored vinyl.
Del Rey, Lana "Lust For Life" CD Fifth studio album.
Disco Inferno "In Debt" LP (Rocket Girl) Originally released in 1992 by Che Records, Disco Inferno's debut album 'In Debt' is now available as a double limited edition vinyl LP and single CD package including one previously unreleased track and new artwork.
Domino, Anna " East & West + Singles" LP (Les Disques du Crepuscule) New remastered vinyl edition of East & West, the bittersweet debut album by American singer-songwriter Anna Domino, originally released by the label in 1984.
Durutti Column "Domo Arigato v2.0" 2LP+7" LP (Factory Benelux) New expanded vinyl edition of Domo Arigato, the acclaimed live album by Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column, recorded in Tokyo in April 1985.
Fos "Captain Free" LP (Near the Exit Music) New third album from this Greek-born artist. She brings together traditional acoustic instruments like the daouli Greek drum, ancient instruments like the conch-shell, along with other acoustic instruments including the piano and the accordion and electronica-style programmed beats using pebbles, shells and bells.
Hatfield, Juliana "Pussycat" LP (American Laundromat) Latest album from the alt singer / songwriter, 14 tight and tidy grunge-pop tunes, playing everything herself.
Imagine Dragons "Evolve" LP New third album from the popular rock band.
Nothing "Poshlost" [Demo] LP (Funeral Party) Vinyl reissue of the new shoegaze band's 2010 demo tape, now on vinyl for the first time.
Radiohead "Ok Computer OKNOTOK" 3LP boxset (XL Recordings) Newly remastered 3LP collector edition features the original OK Computer twelve track album, eight B-sides, and possibly the Radiohead completist's dream of 'I Promise', 'Lift', and 'Man of War' -- The original studio recordings of these three previously unreleased and long sought after OK Computer era tracks finally receive their first official issue on OKNOTOK. Housed in a black box emblazoned with a dark image of a burned copy of OK Computer: three heavyweight 180 gram black 12" records, a cassette, and a hardcover book. All material on OKNOTOK is newly remastered from the original analog tapes.
See Through Dresses "Horse of the Other World" LP (Tiny Engines) New album from the contemporary shoegaze band -- dreamier than their debut.
Tommy Awards "Inre Rymden" LP (Origin Peoples) A curious combination of slow-motion house music and salubrious new age funk.
Tyler The Creator "Flower Boy" [Explicit Cover] CD (Columbia) New album from Tyler the Creator, his fourth full-length to date. Explicit cover designed by Tyler.
SOUL / FUNK
Little Bob and the Lollipops "Nobody But You" LP (Mississippi) Retrospective of Lil Bob and the Lollipops' discography. Classic Louisiana swamp soul/R&B, recorded in the early to mid-1960's. Includes the popular dance floor fillers 'I Got Loaded' and 'Stop' as well as some obscurities.
Tau Cross "Pillar of Fire" LP (Relapse) New album from multinational punk / heavy metal collective featuring Amebix bassist / front-man Rob Miller, Voivod drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits Misery and War//Plague.
Thou "Peasant" LP (Robotic Empire) Originally released on vinyl by Level Plane Records, this edition has been remastered and housed in a tip-on style gate-fold jacket with 180 gram black vinyl and a 20 page booklet. This double LP also offers the complete version, including the CD-only tracks from the To Carry a Stone EP as well as bonus tracks from the Malfeasance/Retribution EP and an unreleased cover of "Aneurysm."
Witch Vomit "Poisoned Blood" LP (20 Buck Spin) New sophomore LP from the Portland death metal band.
Dead Moon "What A Way To See the Old Girl Go" LP (Voodoo Donuts) On Volume 6 of "Tales from the Grease Trap," Voodoo Doughnut Recordings' series of live archival releases from early '90s Portland, Oregon, garage punk heroes, Dead Moon close down a legendary all-ages club.
Poizon "Church is Poizon" LP/CS (Twistworthy) Poizon's first LP manages to forge together the creepy LA punk of the late 70's/early 80's mixed with 80's Australian swampy garage rock, meeting up for a rendezvous in the bayous of Houston.
Weeping Icon "Eyeball Under" CS (Fire Talk) Experimental noise punk band based in Brooklyn.
World Burns To Death "Here a Dream Dies Every Day" LP (Analogue Violence) New LP from the long-running crust band.
GOTH / DARKWAVE
Fearing "A Life of None" CS (Funeral Party) New dark post-punk group on Funeral Party.
Lunacy "Beneath The Fold'" CS (Funeral Party) Feedback-laden post-punk brimming with industrial textures.
Belbury Poly "The Owl's Map" LP (Ghost Box) Belbury Poly is Jim Jupp, co-founder of the influential Ghost Box label. "The Owl's Map" harkens back to 70s British library music.
Fife, Timothy "Black Carbon" LP (Death Waltz) Full length 3 track solo album from Timothy Fife recommended for fans of Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and early Brian Eno.
Crewdson "Toys" LP (Slowfoot Records) New album from British musician and instrument-builder.
Discrete Circuit "Road Force" 12" (Astray) New intense techno 12".
Don't DJ "Wiederganger" 12" (Berceuse Heroique) Hard acid electro & techno.
Focus Group, The "Stop-Motion Happening" CD/LP (Ghost Box) Julian House aka The Focus Group twists the kaleidoscope to reveal a fractious mosaic of some 25 vignette-like parts in just over 37 minutes with Stop-Motion Happening, the 'Groop''s - as it's spelt on the cover - most delirious and mid-summery dosage to date.
Instinct "Mindsearch" 12" (Sound Metaphors) 1991 Detroit techno gem!
Minaj, Nidia "Nidia E Ma, Nidia e Fudida" LP (Principe Discos) With her own strain of batida music, the Portuguese-born, Bordeaux-bred producer Nídia offers a debut album of mind-bending complexity. This new full-length follows the buzz around her debut 12", Danger , with a 14 track portrait of a thrilling yung artist following her instincts for the good of dances everywhere.
Ossia "Tumult" 12" (Berceuse Heroique) Hard-hitting UK bass and dubstep.
Perala, Aleksi "Colundi Sequence Vol. 1" 3LP (Clone) Full length album by Finnish producer. Three 12"s of mystical techno.
Perala, Aleksi "Colundi Sequence Vol. 2" 2LP (Djak-Up-Bitch) The second volume of Perala's techno opus.
Shackleton with Anika "Behind The Glass" LP (Woe To The Septic Heart!) Shackleton returns with British-German singer-songwriter Anika (also of Exploded View) as his new vocal muse, who lends a refreshing new spirit to his sound.
Tide Eman [AKA Bill Converse] "Animate Objects" 12" (Active Cultures) New recording project by Texan producer Bill Converse. 5 tracks in Converse's singular style meant to stimulate mind and body.
Tribe Of Colin "Wide Berth" 12" New 12" from this rugged techno producer.
Jay Glass Dubs "Dislocated Folklore" CS (The Tapeworm) Dusty, bizarro dub excursions with weird Turkish ragga vibes from the Athens based composer, musician, and sound artist, Dimitris Papadatos.
Revert, Matthew "Being Small" LP (Kye) New LP from the Australian novelist and experimental composer. A mix of tape music, spoken word, and field recordings, recorded cheaply at his home in Melbourne. A window into Matthew's philosophies, worldviews and wisdoms.
Varg "Nordic Flora Series Pt.1: Heroine" 12" (Northern Electronics) Varg marks the start of his expansive Nordic Flora Series with four tracks of downcast euphoria, fitted with enough bump to make you mistake the smoke machine for a riot control agent.
McPhee, Joe "Seattle Symphony" LP (Kye) New solo LP from the legendary free jazz saxophonist. Released in an edition of 300 on Graham Lambkin's imprint.
PROG / PSYCH
Ash Ra Temple "Join Inn" LP (Fan Club) Vinyl reissue of Ash Ra's 1973 album. Interstellar krautrock jamming and spacial moody passages.
Ash Ra Temple 's/t" LP (Fan Club) Vinyl reissue of the debut album from this classic krautrock group.
Ash Ra Temple "Schwingungen" LP (Fan Club) Vinyl reissue of Ash Ra's 2nd album. Spacey and ambient krautrock with a few catchy movements parsed out with drugged out anxiety.
Strawberry Alarm Clock "Wake Up..It's Tomorrow" LP (Sundazed) Strawberry Alarm Clock's second album, is what many fans consider the most ambitious musical statement of the band's career. Includes "Tomorrow," "Sit with the Guru," and the haunting "Pretty Song from Psych-Out," theme of the cult-classic film of the same name, remastered from the stereo UNI reels in a definitive 180 gram edition.
Univers Zero "Heresie" LP (Sub Rosa) Reissue of Univers Zero's second album Heresie, originally released in 1979. A classic of chamber rock music, featuring heavy use of dissonance and dark, brooding, and extremely complex melodies.
Afous D'Afous "Tenere" LP (Sahel Sounds) Six piece Tuareg rock outfit from Southern Algeria. Classic rock aesthetic, soulful ballads and polished up-tempo driving electric guitar rhythms, with a myriad of global influences from pitch bending North African synth, dub, and Indian tabla.
Pedro "One Kind Of Love" LP (Musique Plastique) Peter Mekwunye self-released One Kind of Love as a cassette in 1993 under the moniker Pedro. A unique and personal album, filled with free-form and pop elements, and always Pedro's voice with it's message of love, struggle, spirituality, and hope. Inspired by traditional Nigerian music, as well as the popular sounds he grew up hearing on the radio (including Fela Kuti and William Onyeabor). Remastered by Brandon Hocura of Invisible City and available for the first time ever in the LP format.
Todh Teri "Deep In India Vol. 1" 12" (Todh Ter) Contains three dancefloor-ready bollywood remixes.
v/a "¡Un Saludo! Mexican Soundsystem Cumbia in LA" LP/CS (Songs From Home) First ever vinyl compilation of cumbia sonidera. From classic accordion covers, reverb drenched Andean harp, to futuristic synthed out ballads, cumbia sonidera has emerged as popular folk music, bridging the analogue and digital worlds. Selected from the Discos Barba Azul label, the compilation highlights the musical link between Los Angeles and Mexico. Co-release from Dutty Artz and Songs from Home. Old school offset covers, limited to 500.
OST "Alien: Covenant" 2LP Soundtrack to the latest Alien film, composed by Jed Kurzel. 180 gram pressing in gatefold sleeve.
OST "Ghost In The Shell" by Kenji Kawai LP (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records) First ever official vinyl pressing of the soundtrack for Mamoru Oshii's legendary cyberpunk anime film "Ghost In The Shell". Kawai's compositions see ancient harmonies and percussion uncannily meshed with synthesized sounds of the modern world to convey a sumptuous balance between folklore tradition and futuristic outlook.
OST "Gunstar Heroes (SEGA)" Norio "NON" Hanzawa LP (Data Discs) The complete soundtrack to Treasure's acclaimed run-and-gun shooter, newly remastered and available on vinyl for the very first time. Originally released in 1993 for the SEGA Mega Drive, Gunstar Heroes remains a cult favourite for its fast-paced and inventive play style, underpinned by an unforgettably frenetic, bass-heavy soundtrack composed by Norio "NON" Hanzawa.
Low Roar "Death Stranding" 12" (Mondo) Mondo, in conjunction with Kojima Productions, is proud to present a limited edition 12" Single of Low Roar's song "I'll Keep Coming", and "Easy Way Out" as featured in the trailers for the forthcoming Hideo Kojima game Death Stranding.
OST "Master Of None" Various Artists LP (Mondo / Lakeshore) The soundtrack to Aziz Ansari's critically acclaimed Netflix Original Series: Master Of None - Season Two, featuring Bobby Charles, Sylvester, Soft Cell, Franki Valli, and more.
OST "Puppet On A Chain (1971)" Piero Piccioni LP (Silva Screen) Hammond-heavy action score.
OST "Sid & Nancy" LP (Geffen) Vinyl edition of the punk movie soundtrack featuring Joe Strummer, Pray for Rain, The Pogues, and more.
OST "Thug" Antoni Maiovvi LP (Lunaris) Maiovvi's score pairs dark synth sounds with far-eastern experimental instrumentation.
House Of Waxwork Issue #1 / Comic Book + 7" (Waxwork) Waxwork Comics is excited to release their debut comic book series, HOUSE OF WAXWORK. Featuring all new content from contemporary writers, illustrators, and composers, HOUSE OF WAXWORK is a rousing horror-anthology series packed with macabre tales of ghouls, ghosts, witchcraft, the occult, the living dead, revenge, and so much more. Readers will be fully immersed in the terrifying, original soundtrack music as the read featured on the companion 7" that comes with each issue.
Friday, July 14th
POP / ROCK
Against Me "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" (Total Treble) Reissued on translucent blue vinyl.
Bardo Pond and Yo La Tengo "Parallelogram a la carte: Bardo Pond and Yo La Tengo" LP (Three Lobed)
Bethany Curve "Mee-Eaux" Cassette (Manufactured Recordings) Mee-Eaux was the debut release from 90's second wave shoegaze band Bethany Curve. Originally self-released on cassette only. Here it is reissued on it's original format. One sided cassette.
Chesnutt, Vic "Ghetto Bells" 2LP (New West) First domestic vinyl version of Vic's 2005 album.
Dasher "Sodium" CD/LP (Jagjaguwar) Their debut on Jagjaguwar. Special magenta color vinyl version.
Dungen "Haxan" CD/LP (Mexican Summer) Repressed and available again.
Enya "Amarantine" LP (Warner) First time on vinyl for her 2005 album.
Hiss Golden Messenger and Michael Chapman "Parallelogram a la carte: Hiss Golden Messenger and Michael Chapman" LP (Three Lobed)
Idles "Brutalism" LP (Balley)
Jaffe, Sarah "Bad Baby" CD/LP (Kirtland) Brand new album from Texas favorite.
Japanese Breakfast "Soft Sounds From Another Planet" CD/Cassette/LP (Dead Oceans) Japanese Breakfast's sophomore album follows up Michelle Zauner's first album about dealing with the passing of her mother with a somber album about the process of healing. Zauner's songwriting brings on a bittersweet tone combined with an eclectic array of shoegaze and electro sounds to create a dark cloud overtone throughout the record. Special red vinyl version available.
Lo Tom "s/t" [David Bazan] LP (Barsuk)
Love Theme "s/t" LP (Alter)
Moore, Thurston & John Moloney and Bishop, Orcutt, Corsano "Parallelogram a la carte: Thurston Moore & John Moloney and Bishop, Orcutt, Corsano" LP (Three Lobed)
Mulcahy, Mark "Possum in the Driveway" LP (Mezzotint) Latest solo album from Polaris/Miracle Legion frontman.
Nilsson, Molly "s/t" 7" (Night School) Limited edition.
Offa Rex "The Queen Of Hearts" Decemberists CD/LP (Nonesuch) Collaboration between the Decemberists and English singer Olivia Chaney.
Peaking Lights (feat. Chloe Sevigny) "Little Flower" 12" (Two Flowers Records)
Peaking Lights "The Fifth State Of Consciousness" CD/2LP (Two Flowers Records) Peaking Lights' 5th album is self described as "dub pop." Double LP with gatefold sleeve.
Psychic Temple "IV" CD (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Sextile "Albeit Living" CD/LP (Felte) A stable fixture in the Los Angeles underground with their latest.
Six Organs of Admittance and William Tyler "Parallelogram a la carte: Six Organs of Admittance and William Tyler" LP (Three Lobed)
Squrl "EP #260" LP (Sacred Bones Records) Squrl is Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch.
Television Personalities "...And Don't The Kids Just Love It" LP (Fire) Repressed. The first full-length release originally released in 1981.
Television Personalities "Mummy You're Not Watching Me" LP (Fire) Repressed. The second full length, also released in 1981, is more psychedelic than the first, but still with plenty of dry and acerbic wit.
Television Personalities "The Painted Word" LP (Fire) Repressed.
Television Personalities "They Could Have Been Bigger Than The Beatles" LP (Fire) Repressed.
Vega, Alan "It" 2LP Transparent Orange LP (Fader) The final album written and recorded by Alan Vega, front man of seminal electronic duo Suicide, before his passing in July 2016. 2LP Gatefold with never-before-seen drawings, writings, and photos by Alan Vega.
Vile, Kurt and Steve Gunn "Parallelogram a la carte: Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn" LP (Three Lobed) Deluxe and regular versions available.
Waxahatchee "Out in the Storm" CD/Cassette/LP/Deluxe LP (Merge) Katie Crutchfield's fourth album as Waxahatchee and the follow-up to her Merge debut Ivy Tripp. The 2LP includes an exclusive bonus LP of demo versions of the entire album on cloud white vinyl, 12" x 24" poster, gatefold jacket with full lyrics and silver foil details, and full download of album and demo versions.
GoldLink "At What Cost" LP (RCA) Reissue
Lamar, Kendrick "Damn" LP (Top Dawg) Kendrick Lamar's universally praised third album now available on vinyl. Retreating from his jazz/funk sound off of TPAB, Lamar has made another album that is consciously sound, pointing out the hypocrisy of society as well as the questions we all wrestle with in trying to answer.
Shabazz Palaces "Black Up" Cassette (Sub Pop)
Shabazz Palaces "Lese Majesty" Cassette (Sub Pop)
Shabazz Palaces "Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star" CD/Cassette/LP (Sub Pop) Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, by Shabazz Palaces is the third album by the Seattle hip hop group. The first part of a concept album that follows Quazarz, a being sent to Amurderca in an attempt to make contact through music. The avant-garde sound carries through with spacey beats and tripped out lyrics.
Shabazz Palaces "Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines" CD/Cassette/LP (Sub Pop) Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines by Shabazz Palaces is the third album by the Seattle hip hop group. The second part of a concept album that follows Quazarz, exploring the depths of relationships with technology.
Lloyd, Charles New Quartet "Passin Thru" LP (Blue Note)
Sun Ra "Magic City" CD (Cosmic Myth)
DISCO / FUNK
Bennett, Brian "Voyage (A Journey Into Discoid Funk)" LP (Invisible City Edition) Originally issued in 1978 with spacey synths and wonderful groovy b-lines, and a top want for many DJs.
Focus "Zulu" Crossfile in Africa] 12" (Crown Ruler) Original six track album Zulu Disco was recorded in Johannesburg circa 1983. Each track shows the fever for American funk and disco.
PROG / PSYCH / FOLK
Braen & Raskovich "Drammatico" [AKA Alessandro Alessandroni & Giuliano Sorgini] LP (Sonor Music Editions) Originally released in the early '70s. Totally insane library album conceived by maestro Alessandro Alessandroni and Giuliano Sorgini, under their pseudonyms Braen and Raskovich
Cooper, Mike "Raft" LP (Room40) Charts his interests in ambient exotica and collides it with his research into various South Pacific musical traditions.
Cosmic Jokers, The "Galactic Supermarket" LP (Spalax) Reissue of this 1974 album by the Cosmic Jokers.
Ono, Yoko "Approximately Infinite Universe" White vinyl LP/CD (Secretly Canadian)
Ono, Yoko "Feeling The Space" White vinyl LP/CD (Secretly Canadian)
Ono, Yoko "Fly" White vinyl LP/CD (Secretly Canadian)
Squadra Omega "Materia Oscura" LP (Grandangolo)
Apples, The "Mind Twister" LP (Odion Livingstone) A reissue from the Nigerian archives, the first ever international release of The Apples' Afro-funk LP rarity 'Mind Twister'. As part of the St Gregory's student band scene in Lagos during the late '70s alongside Ofege, Grotto, and more,
Duvelle, Charles and Hisham Mayet "The Photographs of Charles Duvelle: Disques Ocora and Collection Prophet" Book & 2CD (Sublime Frequencies) Composer and musicologist Charles Duvelle's pioneering field recordings, as well as his now-iconic photographs and graphic design. The material focuses on the five regions surveyed during his time with Ocora: West Africa, Central Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia. 296-page fine-art photography book and two CD of archival material.
v/a "Early Traditional Instruments In Asia" LP (Shiok! Records) Historical document that represents some of the most ancient instruments known to mankind.
v/a "The Spirit Of Indonesia" LP (Shiok! Records) Newly curated collection of traditional tunes from various regions and ethnic groups of the South East Asian archipelago.
Rita, Maria "Brasileira" LP (Selva Discos) This LP is the official reissue of Maria Rita Stumpf's "Brasileira," originally released in 1988. Remastered from DAT tape of the original release; Artwork updated by Brazilian design studio Colletivo, and features liner notes by Maria Rita.
v/a "Disque La Raye: 60's French West-Indies Boo-Boo-Galoo" LP (Born Bad) Focuses on the unorthodox interpretations of boogaloo, with incorporations of Creole funk, biguine, African influences, and Haitian kopi elements.
Boris "Dear" CD/LP (Sargent House)
Cyanide "World Peace Six Feet Under" LP (WYLN Records) Originally released in 1989 on Mutha Records, this record is a killer example of east coast punk-influenced thrash
Darkthrone "Under a Funeral Moon" PIC DISC LP (Peaceville) Limited edition.
Death Squad "Split You At The Seams" LP (WYLN Records) Formed in 1985, Olympia WA's Death Squad released "Split You At The Seams" on Ever Rat Records in 1991. First time on vinyl.
Destruction "Eternal Devastation" LP (High Roller) Reissue of their second devastating album.
Destruction "Infernal Overkill" LP (High Roller) Reissue of their first full length from German thrash legends.
Destruction "Sentence of Death" LP (High Roller) Debut six song 12" reissued, available in both cover variations.
Eternal Champion "The Armor of Ire" LP (No Remorse) Import.
Integrity "Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume" 2-LP (Relapse)
Sheer Mag "Need To Feel Your Love" LP (Wilsuns RC) Debut full length.
Sinigaglia, Riccardo "Riflessi" LP (Soave) First vinyl reissue of Riccardo Sinigaglia's "Riflessi," originally released in 1986. Along with Gabin Dabire and Walter Maioli, he was a part of Italian avant-garde group Futuro Antico.
Soul Jazz Records presents Space, Energy, & Light CD/LP (Soul Jazz) Experimental Electronic and Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-88.
v/a "La Musica Futurista Nell'italia E Nel Mondo" [Futuristic Music In Italy And In The World] LP (Modern Silence) Features works by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Antonio Russolo, Rodolfo De Angelis, Alexandr Mossolov Eiar Orchestra Victor De Sabata, Arthur Honegger, Dixon Cowell, Julius Ehrlich, Paul Whiteman, Walter Ruttmann, and George Antheil.
Khost "Governance" CD (Cold Spring) Khost is comprised of Andy Swan (Final, Iroha) and Damian Bennett (Carthage, Techno Animal, Deathless).
Hatakeyama, Chihei "Mirage" LP (Room40) Walking through the labyrinthian bazaars of Turkey, Hatakeyama took inspiration from the way sounds emerged and decayed within those spaces.
Laibach "Also Sprach Zarathustra" LP (Mute) An update of the music Laibach created for the play.
Nacht'Raum / Bande Berne Crematoire "Expanded 1982-1984" LP (Mannequin ) An LP compilation of Michael Antener's (Swamp Terrorist) early '80s minimal synth/industrial projects Nacht'Raum (with Michael Stampfli) and his solo project Bande Berne Crematoire.
Psychic TV "Allegory and Self" CD/LP (Sacred Bones Records)
Psychic TV "Pagan Day" CD/LP (Sacred Bones Records)
v/a "Revolutions Per Minute (The Art Record)" 2LP (Song Cycle) A two-record album of twenty-one original, three-to-five minute sound works by artists represented at that time by the Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc. in New York from 1982. Features: Terry Fox, William Burroughs, Vincenzo Agnetti, R. Buckminster Fuller, and more.
ELECTRONIC / MINIMAL WAVE / DISCO
Atobe, Shinichi "From The Heart, It's A Start, A Work Of Art" 2LP (Demdike Stare) The material is effectively some of Shinichi Atobe's earliest work.This album has its origins 17 yeas ago in early 2000. Three of the tracks here are taken from an acetate cut at Dubplates & Mastering at that time but which wouldn't see the light of day until now.
Black Merlin "Hipnotik Tradisi" 2LP (Island of the Gods) For his first full-length, George Thompson combines field recordings from the humid jungles of Bali with the menacing throb of his unique brand of techno underneath. Picture Voices From The Lake, as rendered by Demdike Stare.
Broken English Club "The English Beach" 2LP LP (L.I.E.S.) One of Oliver Ho's techno veteran production aliases (Raudive, Veil, and Zov Zov)
Bulkhead "Lunch Truck" EP 12" (2MR Records) Originally released in 1989 on Mutha Records, this record is a killer example of east coast punk-influenced thrash
Ismael "Low Contrast" 12" (Nous) Gritty US electro funk and proto house.
Patricia "Several Shades Of The Same Color Part 1" LP (Spectral Sound) First LP Vol. in a series of three. Mysterious, minimal techno.
Randomer "Smokin" 12" (L.I.E.S.)
Wanzer, Beau "Untitled II (BW-04)" LP (Beau Wanzer) Latest from Chicago techno artist and L.I.E.S. alumni with a mixture of moody, experimental electro, distant electronica, droning minimal wave movements.
Deluxe Edition OST "Stranger Things Volume 1" Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein LP (Lakeshore)
Deluxe Edition OST "Stranger Things Volume 2" Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein LP (Lakeshore)
OST "Ghost In The Shell" by Kenji Kawai (Limited Deluxe Edition LP + 7") LP (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records) First ever official vinyl pressing of the soundtrack for Mamoru Oshii's critically acclaimed and all around legendary science fiction anime film.
Shepherd, Roger "In Love With These Times: My Life With Flying Nun Records" Book (Harper Collins)
Blank Forms Issue # 1 Blank Forms Inaugural issue. Book ended by four texts surrounding the practice of pioneering sound artist Maryanne Amacher. Also includes Branden Joseph's interview with The Dead C's Bruce Russell, an excerpt from François Bonnet's book The Infra-World, Ian Nagoski's rare 1998 conversation with Éliane Radigue, and more.
Maximum Rock n Roll # 411 August 2017
Friday, July 7th
POP / ROCK
Black Lips "Satan's graffiti or God's art?" LP (Vice)
Broken Social Scene "Hug of Thunder" LP (Arts & Crafts)
Death & Vanilla "Vampyr" LP (Fire Records)
Goo Goo Dolls "Hold Me Up" LP (Rhino)
Goo Goo Dolls "Jed" LP (Rhino)
Goo Goo Dolls "Superstar Car Wash" LP (Rhino)
Lucky+Love "s/t" LP (Lucky+Love)
Night Drive "s/t" LP (Roll Call)
Performing Ferret Band "s/t" LP (Beat Generation)
Radiohead "Ok Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017" 3LP OKNOTOK features the original Ok Computer twelve track album, eight B-sides, and the original studio recordings of three previously unreleased Ok Computer era tracks : "I Promise," "Lift," and "Man Of War." All material on OKNOTOK is newly remastered from the original analogue tapes. Indie Blue version.
Toro Y Moi "Boo Boo" LP/CD (Carpark) Limited blue marble vinyl edition available.
Twiggy "Beautiful Dreams" 7" (Munster)
USA / Mexico "Laredo"LP (12XU)
v/a "Too Slow to Disco 3" LP (How Do You Are? Recordings)
Wray, Link "Mordicai Jones" LP (Tidal Waves) Native American Rock n Roller Link Wray reissued on vinyl for the first time since 1972. Comes with gatefold jacket and extensive liner notes.
Animal Youth "Animal" LP (Weyrd Son) Formed in 2016 from the ashes of Siamese Queens, the Belgian trio romantically mixes '90s flavored shoegaze and post-punk,
Fra Lippo Lippi "In Silence" LP (OnderStroom) Originally released in 1981. Fra Lippo Lippi was a gothic post-punk band founded in Nesodden, Norway in 1978. Their sound was heavily influenced by bands such as Joy Division and The Cure.
D'Silvia, Amancio "Integration" LP (Pheon) First ever vinyl repressing of 1969 debut by Indian jazz guitar legend Amancio D'Silva. A perfect storm of amazing, accessible British jazz.
v/a "Inner Peace: Rare Spiritual Funk And Jazz Gems - The Supreme Sound Of Producer Bob Shad" LP (Wewantsounds) A superb selection of spiritual jazz and funk grooves from legendary producer Bob Shad's Mainstream Records catalog.
PROG / PSYCH / FOLK
Banfi, J.B. "Galaxy My Dear" LP (Wah Wah) Reissue of his first solo LP from 1978. A strong kraut / cosmiche appeal that links the album's sound to that of the early Tangerine Dream or Ash Ra Tempel
Bocquet, Didier "Voyage Cerebral" LP (Wah Wah) Second effort by French synthetist Didier Bocquet. Like the first album, it was recorded on his own private studio and self-released
Ditmas, Bruce "Visioni Sconvolgenti" 10"
Fricke, Florian "Die Erde Und Ich Sind Eins" LP (Wah Wah) From Popol Vuh. His first solo record originally issued in 1983 as a limited private pressing,
La Bonte, Rich "Mayan Canals" LP (Dark Entries)
Musikautomatika "s/t" LP (Wah Wah)
Perrey, Jean-Jacques "Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline" LP (Forgotten Futures) Compilation features never-before-released collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti and Dick Hyman, early arrangements from test pressings of beloved Perrey tunes, and cuts from highly collectible albums of early library music he recorded.
Popol Vuh "Agape-Agape Love-Love" LP (One Way Static) New limited first ever reissue of this fantastic 1983 addition to the sacred kraut band's catalog, featuring vocals from Renate Knaup of Amon Duul. This limited reissue edition comes with an extra track not featured on the original pressing.
Popol Vuh "Sei Still, Wisse Ich Bin" LP (Wah Wah Thirteenth album by Popol Vuh. It was originally released in 1981 on Klaus Schulze's record label Innovative Communication.
Popol Vuh "Spirit Of Peace" LP (One Way Static) New limited edition expanded 2LP and comes with exclusive bonus tracks not on the original pressing with a screen printed D-Side. Originally released in 1985, 'Spirit of Peace' is the fifteenth album by Popol Vuh. The first track was used by Werner Herzog as original motion picture soundtrack for his documentary 'The Dark Glow of the Mountains'.
ST 37 "I'm Not Good" LP (Pariah Child) Austin psych veterans return with a limited 2LP pressing of their 2015 CD. Remastered, with bonus track, lyrics etc.
v/a "Afro-Beat Airways" 2LP LP Analog Africa (Germany) Back in-stock.
Soares, Elza "The Woman At The End Of The World Remixes" LP (Mais Um Discos) Remixes by Gilles Peterson, DJ Marfox, Laraaji, Omulu, and more.
Fruko Y Sus Tesos "Tesura" LP (Vampi Soul) First ever reissue of the debut album from Medellín's Fruko Y Sus Tesos, originally released in 1970. Colombian home-grown salsa.
Laza, Pedro Y Sus Pelayeros "Rito Esclavo" LP (Vampi Soul) First ever reissue of Rito Esclavo Pedro Laza's eighth album as leader of Los Pelayeros, released on Discos Fuentes to great success in 1961.
v/a "Strictly Britxotica! Palais Pop And Locarno Latin" LP (Trunk) Part four of Trunk's planned Britxotica! series where they head to the now defunct British ballrooms for a set of dynamic and often extraordinary dance numbers.
v/a "Mamey Colorao: 1952-1962 Spanish Harlem Dancefloor Fillers - More Afro-Cuban Roots Of Boogaloo" LP (Grosso! Recordings) Third volume from the Afro-Cuban Roots Of Boogaloo series, featuring traditional Cuban numbers, mambo numbers, and guaguancó rhythm.
Municipal Waste "Slime and Punishment" LP (Nuclear Blast) Their sixth album.
Dangerous Rhythm "Stray Cat Blues" 7" (Munster) Reissue of this 7" from 1979 from this classic Mexican punk band.
Glue "S/T" LP Glue Records Their first 12" record, and it's like you're standing next to a ticking time bomb.
Impalers "Cellar Dweller" LP (540) A party that you've been invited to but that you might not make it out of alive. Full colour, hellish and hilarious poster insert by Mason Tucker, and sterile, alienating, squint-to-focus-on-the-horror cover by the steamroller talent J.S. Aurelius
Lora-Totin, Arrigo "Out Of Page" LP (Recital) A collection of recordings by the Italian sound and concrete poet Arrigo Lora-Totino with fourteen voice-based tape works made from the years 1968 to 2000.
Payne, Maggi "Crystal" LP (Aguirre) Reissue of Maggi Payne's challenging electronic album originally released in 1986. Maggi Payne is an American composer, flutist, video artist, and co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College.
3 Teens Kill 4 "No Motive" LP (Dark Entries) Reissue of their debut 7-song mini-album "No Motive"which was recorded in Fall 1982 and self-released in 1983. Also includes 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks. Utilizing rhythm boxes, tapes of news reports, odd percussion tools, snatches of song, they chanted political narrative ideas about the modern mess at the time.
Connors, Loren "Evangeline" LP (Recital) First-time vinyl issue of Loren Connors's "Evangeline", originally released as a limited CD in 1998.
Damien Dubrovnik "Great Many Arrows" LP (Posh Isolation) Sixth studio album from Damien Dubrovnik, the Danish duo of Loke Rahbek and Christian Stadsgaard. Also the 200th release on their Posh Isolation label, marking eight years for both the label and project.
Fox, Terry "552 Steps Through 11 Pairs Of Strings" LP (Edition Telemark ) Four selections from Terry Fox's 1976 performance of "552 Steps Through 11 Pairs Of Strings".
Glotman, Yair Elazar & Mats Erlandsson "Negative Chambers" LP (Miasmah) Mats Erlandsson and Yair Elazar Glotman draw on their respective musical backgrounds to create an imaginary, dislocated "folk" music for the current dark ages.
Higgins, Dick "Poems And Metapoems" LP (Recital) A reissue of Dick Higgins's Poems And Metapoems, originally released on cassette in 1982. Edition of 470.
Keller, Alex & Sean O'Neill "Kruos" LP (Elevator Bath)
Kirby, Leyland "Memories Live Longer Than Dreams" LP (History Always Favours the Winners ) Originally released in 2009. The third of the three 2LP editions in James Leyland Kirby's "When We Parted My Heart Wanted To Die" series.
Leer, Thomas "1979" 2LP LP (Dark Entries) 14 song collection spread across two pieces of vinyl clocking in at 70 minutes
Neozaire "Apothecary Dream" 12" (Fauxpas Musik) A more ritualistic, melancholic and intimate side.
Quaeschning & Schnauss "Synthwaves" LP (Azure Vista) During two intense weeks in Berlin, Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss locked themselves in a studio full of vintage synthesizers, analog sequencers, and drum machines, and the result is a gorgeous set of purely electronic music.
Sheffield / Rippie "Essential Anatomies" 2 LP LP (Elevator Bath)
ELECTRONIC / MINIMAL WAVE / DISCO
Arian "s/t" LP (Favorite) A rare and underrated disco album originally released in 1981.
Bernstrup,Tobias "27" 12" (Dark Entries) Bernstrup's music is influenced by 1980s Italo disco and synth pop, reminiscent of Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode and Ken Lazlo.
Dzeltenie Pastnieki "Lentu Gabalini" LP (Dark Entries) A Latvian new wave band formed in 1979. This is a 10-track compilation featuring songs from each of the band's six albums, all songs appearing on the vinyl for the first time.
M&G "When I Let You Down" 12" (Dark Entries) M&G was the duo of Maurizio "Sangy" Sangineto and Mirko Galli from Vicenza, Italy.
More, Tony "Tonight " 12" (Dark Entries)
Converse, Bill "The Shape Of Things To Come" 2LP LP (Dark Entries) A 70 minute journey spread across two pieces of vinyl. It's comprised of seven tracks recorded directly to tape with no overdubs, made at Converse's home studio.
KZA "Le Troublant Acid" [Repress] 12" (Endless Flight)
Techno Bert "Neue Dimensionen" 12" (Mannequin )
VOIGT/465 "Slights Still Unspoken (1978-1979)" LP (Mental Experience)
Wynn, Mark "More Singles" LP (Harbinger Sound)
OST "Decline Of Western Civilization" LP
OST "Fifth Element, The (1997)" Eric Serra LP Mondo First time on vinyl. Deluxe 2LP package from Mondo.
OST "Signal, The" Wojciech Golczewski LP Death Waltz
OST "The Day the Earth Stood Still" Bernard Herman 10" (Wah Wah)
OST "Wizards (1977)" Andrew Belling LP W\yrd War