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Friday, August 2nd

American Football "s/t" [2nd album] 2xLP (Polyvinyl)
Limited 180-gram orange-colored vinyl LP pressing, includes digital download. Vinyl reissue of the band's second self-titled album, originally released in 2016.

Batiste, Jon "Anatomy Of Angels: Live At The Village Vanguard" CD (Verve) 
Recorded live at the historic Village Vanguard in NYC in the Fall of 2018 during Jon Batiste's residency, this album incorporates original material and covers. The music on this release is primarily instrumental music aside from "The Very Thought of You" featuring Lake Street Dive's Rachel Price on vocals.

Bones UK "s/t" [1/2 & 1/2 Black Clear Vinyl] LP (Sumerian) 
For London-bred band Bones UK, every song is a chance to speak their minds and to shed light on the disconnect between the status quo and the far more glorious world inside their heads. On their self-titled debut album, vocalist Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg confront everything from the beauty industrial complex to toxic masculinity to music-scene sexism, embedding each track with choruses primed for passionate shouting-along. Bones UK offer up an album that's both provocative and endlessly exhilarating, even in its most outraged moments.

Burch, Molly "Ballads" 7" (Captured Tracks) 
Following the release of her critically acclaimed sophomore album, 'First Flower', last October, Texan chanteuse Molly Burch returns with two heart-stopping tracks. Entitled 'Ballads' in homage to the strong and powerful female vocalists that she admires, this 7" EP embodies what Burch loves to do and what she does best: crafting music with emotion, drama and romance, giving her voice all the room it needs to burn bright.

Durant, Erin "Islands" LP (Keeled Scales) 
Vinyl now in stock. Erin Durant's stunning second album Islands, produced by TV On The Radio's Kyp Malone, is a full, carefully arranged epic that has drawn comparisons to Joanna Newsom, Joni Mitchell, and Julie Byrne. It's a sprawling, full album featuring varied instrumentation and overarching narratives with Erin's strong, clear voice cutting through.

Follakzoid "I" clear LP (Sacred Bones Records) 
Long-awaited fourth album from the Chilean kraturock band.

Grizfolk "Rarest Of Birds " LP (Nettwerk) 
Based in Los Angeles and Nashville with roots in Sweden, alternative-rockers Grizfolk's new album Rarest Of Birds is an ode to Southern California classic rock with a 2019 spin.
Harmaleighs, The "She Won't Make Sense" LP (Nettwerk) 
Nashville indie duo The Harmaleighs (Haley Grant and Kaylee Jasperson) present their new full-length album, She Won't Make Sense. Produced by Dan Molad (Lucius, JD McPherson, Tweedy), it's a stark contrast from their previous releases, having evolved from their acoustic beginnings to a fuller sound involving synths, strings and drums. She Won't Make Sense covers the full spectrum of sound, from heavier rock tunes to somber folk, to create the frenetic energy needed to convey the emotional weight of the album's subject matter.

Idles "Mercedes Marxist" 7" (Partisan) 
Two previously unreleased tracks from Idles' critically acclaimed album, Joy as an Act of Resistance.

Isbell, Jason & The 400 Unit "Live From Twist & Shout 11.16.07" LP (New West) Now available on vinyl LP for the first time, this six track collection was recorded live during an in-store at Denver, Colorado's Twist And Shout Records in 2007 and features thrilling versions of "Hurricane And Hand" and "Outfit" plus a moving cover of Van Morrison's "Into The Mystic."

Jackson, Janet "Control: The Remixes" LP (Virgin) 
Available on vinyl for the first time in the US

Jackson, Janet "janet." LP (Virgin) 
Reissue of her hit 1993 album.

Jackson, Janet "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814" LP (Virgin)
Reissue of her massive 1989 album.

Jagwar Twin "Subject To Flooding" [Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl] LP (Atlantic) 
Drawn magnetically to a shared human spirit, Jagwar Twin melds a worldly-ensemble of alternative sounds on the debut album Subject to Flooding. Roy English, the driving force behind Jagwar Twin, emerges as a spiritual monk warrior with a powerful voice and prophet-like poetry paired against a landscape of 60's style guitars, gritty hip-hop break beats, and flipped MPC samples reminiscent of Dark Fantasy-era Kanye West. Life's duality and the search for balance and self-discovery is what powers Jagwar Twin - just as one can be flooded with love, flooding can also bring destruction.

Kero Kero Bonito "Bonito Generation" CS (Polyvinyl) 
Kero Kero Bonito "TOTEP" CS (Polyvinyl) 
Now on cassette!

Lettuce "Elevate" CD (Lettuce Records) 
The sixth studio album from genre-defying funk-jazz-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic-jam-art-rock-experimental-avant-garde music titans Lettuce. Elevate marks the band's first new original music in three years and is a dynamic showcase of their ever-changing and all-inclusive musical palette.

Lung, Francis "A Dream is U" [Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl] LP (Memphis Industries) 
When Francis Lung describes his new album as sounding "like a short Mancunian boy single-handedly trying to incite Beatlemania" he's really not too far wide of the mark. Lung's much-anticipated debut album 'A Dream Is U' is both bold and enthusiastic, a kaleidoscopic journey informed by the greats but also one that is wonderfully enigmatic, the sound of a multi-instrumentalist tying together all manner of influences into one beautifully cohesive album.

Mabel "High Expectations" CD 
High Expectations is that rare record which feels both like a graduation and, also, just the beginning for Mabel. The twice-Brit-nominated singer and songwriter has already sold over three million singles in the UK (two platinum, three gold, and two silver), surpassed one billion streams, and sold out the likes of Brixton Academy. Across her formative singles and first long-form project, 'Ivy To Roses' which is approaching silver with 55,000 sales, Mabel has written with startling honesty.

My Morning Jacket "The Tennessee Fire" [20th Anniversary Edition] 3xLP/2xCD (Darla)
Darla Records is happy to offer a 20th anniversary deluxe, expanded edition of The Tennessee Fire, the debut album by My Morning Jacket with 16 previously unreleased bonus tracks selected from the archives by Jim James.

New Order "Sigma (No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.." 3xLP (Mute) 
LP version now available.

Penny and Sparrow "Finch" CD 
Beginning with 2013's Tenboom, the staunchly DIY pair Penny & Sparrow released a series of critically lauded records that garnered comparisons to the hushed intimacy of Iron & Wine and the adventurous beauty of James Blake, building up a devoted fanbase along the way through relentless touring and word-of-mouth buzz. Penny & Sparrow's magnificent sixth album finds the band reckoning with a prolonged period of intense personal transformation, a profound awakening that altered their perceptions of masculinity, sex, religion, divorce, friendship, vanity, purpose, and, perhaps most importantly, self.

Possible Humans "Everybody Split" red LP (Trouble In Mind) 
Debut album of REM & Feelies-inspired jangle rock, care of the Melbourne, Australia quintet.
Rosenstock, Jeff "I Look Like Shit" [180-gram Colored Vinyl] LP (Polyvinyl)  
Originally released in 2012, the debut solo record from Jeff Rosenstock is a collection of frequently blown out / occasionally tender home recordings from 2010 - 2012, written during the twilight of Rosenstock's former band Bomb the Music Industry.

Russian Circles "Blood Year" [Indie Only Color Vinyl] LP/CD  (Sargent House) 
Seventh full length LP by Chicago post-metal trio. Produced by Kurt Ballou at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studio.

Segall, Ty "First Taste" LP/CD/CS (Drag City)  
Even as propulsive beats abound, Ty's new album is every bit as introspective as "Freedom's Goblin" was extroverted. He probes his past and family experiences-and gazes into the future, too -as an expansive palette of sounds (horns, brass, synths, two full drums sets at once, a dizzying array of acoustic instruments...) unfolds before your ears. It's a sprawling affair but a tightly revolving song cycle, too: "Taste," "Whatever," "Ice Plant," "The Fall," "I Worship the Dog," "The Arms," "Lone Cowboys" and more.

Sublime with Rome "Blessings" LP (Orchard) 
New album produced by Rob Cavallo.

Sweet Valley "SV" LP (Ghost Ramp) 
Available for the first time on any physical format, Ghost Ramp is proud to present the limited edition vinyl re-issue of Sweet Valley's 2013 album, SV. The duo of brothers Nathan Williams (WAVVES) and Joel Williams (Spirit Club) deliver another classic set of weed-warped rap instrumentals. This re-issue also includes a brand new remix and is pressed on pink vinyl. Featuring artwork from acclaimed artist and co-founder of Witchsy, Penelope Gazin.

Television Personalities "Some Kind Of Happening: Singles 1978-1989" LP (Fire) 
A comprehensive remastered collection of all of the Television Personalities' ground-breaking single releases from the Peel-approved '14th Floor' through to the effervescent 'Salvador Dali's Garden Party' EP. Includes the super rare Creation flexi, the TVPs as The Gifted Children, and the even rarer Caff 45 where the band tackle Stock, Aitken And Waterman. Purists will also find two shelved 45s for the Dreamworld label plus their take on PInk Floyd's 'Apples And Oranges' from the 'Beyond The Wildwood' tribute album. Features the seminal 'Where's Bill Grundy Now' and the self-effacing 'Part Time Punks' alongside a host of pop culture-baiting gems.

Television Personalities "Some Kind Of Trip: Singles 1990-1994" LP (Fire) 
A comprehensive remastered collection of all of the Television Personalities' ground-breaking single releases from the evocative 'Strangely Beautiful' EP through to the dark introspective terrain of 'Far Away And Lost In Joy'. Includes the super rare 'Favourite Films' 12-inch (only previously available on 12-inch vinyl) plus the exquisite 'Goodnight Mr Spaceman' and 'You, Me And Lou Reed' EPs. Sequenced in chronological release order including every track and remix, embracing a host of pop culture threads from art, music and writing with all the ironic wit and wisdom of a master tunesmith.

Teskey Brothers, The "Run Home Slow" CD (Glassnote/AWAL) 
Run Home Slow is the sophomore album from The Teskey Brothers. The Australian band are two brothers (Josh and Sam Teskey) and their friends Liam Gough and Brendon Love. Onstage the band is as tight as any in the game, bringing horns and keys into the fray to deliver a show that soars and dives with masterful control. It's anyone's guess how far The Teskey Brothers are going to take their music but all indications so far suggest the love will go deep and wide around the world for this special combo.

Yorke, Thom "Anima" [DELUXE] 2xLP (Rough Trade)
Deluxe edition 180g heavyweight orange double LP with sewn orange cloth spine, and includes a 40-page book of artwork from Stanley Donwood and Tarik Barri.

Hendrix, Jimi "Live at Woodstock" 3xLP (SMG) 
Triple LP reissue of the legendary 1969 Woodstock performance. On 180 gram vinyl and includes a 24 page booklet.

Santana "Supernatural" [2xLP] LP (Legacy) 
20 year anniversary reissue of the 15x platinum album.
"Now That Is What I Call Yacht Rock" by v/a LP (Sony) 
Set sail with NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock! Featuring 18 of your favorite summertime yacht rock classics, including Chuck Mangione, Toto, Kenny Loggins, Peter Frampton, Player, Looking Glass and more.

Green Milk from the Planet Orange "Third" LP (Inferior Planet) 
Third album from the Japanese Progressive Rock outfit.

Hampton Grease Band "Music to Eat" [Limited Peach Vinyl] 2xLP  (Real Gone Music)   Reissue of this 1971 album. Illicits comparison to Captain Beefheart, Zappa's "Hot Rats", and the Allman Bros.

Twogether "A Couple of Times" LP (Trajectory) 
Twogether were a keyboard and drums duo from Düsseldorf, formed in 1973 out of the ashes of the groups Blue Squad and The Crew. A Couple Of Times was originally released in 1973. A rare early '70s prog-psych cult classic. Clear vinyl.

Agnostic Front "First Warning: The 'United Blood' Era Recordings, New York City, 1983" LP (Radiation Deluxe Series) 
Controversial East Coast punk band Agnostic Front were linchpins of the New York hardcore scene. Often misunderstood in their early days due largely to their majority skinhead following and the shock imagery of their record covers, the group carved out its reputation in the dilapidated Lower East Side of Manhattan. The recordings featured on this incendiary compilation date from the very start of their recording career, beginning with the demos that led to their debut seven-inch release, the self-issued United Blood EP (1983), bolstered by other recordings from the period that were left unissued at the time. Some of the material included here later appeared on the Raw And Unreleased CD (1995), but several songs are appearing on vinyl here for the very first time.

Cro-Mags "Don't Give In" 7" (Victory) 
Victory Records announced the signing of hardcore icons Cro-Mags, led by founder Harley Flanagan. The pioneering NYC band just dropped a 3 track EP featuring "Don't Give In", "Drag You Under" and "No One's Victim" - the first new, official Cro-Mags music since 2000's Revenge album. Cro-Mags feature Flanagan on lead vocals/bass, guitarists Gabby Abularach, Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies, Fishbone), and drummer Garry "G-Man" Sullivan.

Native Sun "Juarez / Oedipus Race" [Double A Side] 7" (Inferior Planet) 
Brooklyn-based Native Sun have contributed a statement of the times with their Clear Vinyl 7" Double A-Side, 'Juarez / Oedipus Race.' Hailing from Mexico, Colombia and Florida originally, the members of Native Sun have created something that is unique for 2019, showing disregard for public opinion and harkening back to when rock and roll meant something.

Rats "In A Desperate Red " LP (Mississippi Records) 
Deluxe remastered reissue of the final record from the pre-Dead Moon punk band. First Pressing includes a 40-page booklet and a xerox replica of a RATS show poster.

Marks, Karen "Cold Cafe" 12" LP (Efficient Space) 
Almost four decades since its domestic release, Karen Marks's 1981 single Cold Café has finally reaped it's deserved international credit to become one of Australia's most recognized minimal wave recordings. Efficient Space now showcases the Melbourne artist's brief but entire discography, including two previously unheard demos, all produced with experimental synthesist Ash Wednesday (The Metronomes, Modern Jazz, Thealonian Music).

Batushka "Hospodi" LP (Metal Blade) 
Emerging from the shadows of eastern Poland back in 2015, Batushka have already established themselves as one of the modern era's most powerful and evocative bands. More than four years on from their debut, the second Batushka album is destined to be 2019's most transformative metal release. Named after an Old Church Slavonic word for God, Hospodi enhances all the unique qualities that made the band such an instant phenomenon, while offering an entirely distinct and fresh sensory experience, replete with the most ferocious and bewitching songs the Poles have penned to date and a newfound sense of rock swagger.

Carnifex "World War X" CD (Nuclear Blast) 
New album from the San Diego deathcore group.

Haino, Keiji & Sumac "Even For Just The Briefest Moment / Keep Charging This "Expiation" / Plug In To Making It Slightly Better" CD (Trost)
Post-metal power force Suma,c based around Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom), follow up their collaboration with Keiji Haino on Thrill Jockey, 'American Dollar Bill -- Keep Facing Sideways, You are too Hideous to Look at Face on' (2018). Personnel: Keiji Haino - guitar, voice, flute, taepyeongso; Aaron Turner - guitar; Nick Yacyshyn - drums; Brian Cook - bass.
Megadeth "Endgame" (2019 Remaster) LP (Sanctuary) 
Reissue of their 2009 album.

Megadeth "Th1rt3en" (2019 Reissue) LP (Sanctuary) 
Reissue of their 2011 album.

Megadeth 'United Abominations (2019 Remaster)" LP (Sanctuary) 
Reissue of their 2007 album.

Tanith "In Another Time" LP (Metal Blade) 
Taking their name from a character in the classic Hammer Horror film 'The Devil Rides Out', NYC's Tanith play vintage hard rock that harks back to the glory days of Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy and Uriah Heep. However, while such influences resonate through their music, they are never derivative, having a strong musical identity and forging their own sound. There is also something inarguably organic and natural about everything that they do, no posing or trying to be anything that they are not, and the pleasure they take in the music they create is palpable.

Hill, Andrew "Black Fire" LP (Blue Note) 
Andrew Hill's Black Fire is both the pianist and composer's debut and an acknowledged masterpiece of modern post-bop jazz. Featuring a sublime quartet with Joe Henderson on tenor saxophone, Richard Davis on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums, the music still sounds as fresh today as it did the day it was recorded in November 1963, the start of an astounding creative streak that also produced Hill's great albums Smokestack, Judgment!, and Point of Departure during a period of just four months.

Jarrett, Keith "Live at Sendai Jazz Festival, Denryoku Hall, Japan, 20.10.1986" LP (Alternative Fox)
Keith Jarrett's trio featured drummer Jack DeJohnette and former Albert Ayler collaborator Gary Peacock on bass, live at the Sendai Jazz Festival in 1986. The gifted American pianist Keith Jarrett is one of the jazz world's greatest musicians. Born in suburban Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1948 he was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and the Charles Lloyd Quartet. Along with a sensitive rendition of showtune and Miles anthem "Stella By Starlite", highlights include a driving cut of Paul Desmond's "Late Lament" and a moving take of "I Remember Clifford", Art Blakey's memorial to trumpeter Clifford Brown.

Liston-Smith, Lonnie "Astral Traveling" [Limited Blue "Eternity" Vinyl Edition] LP (Real Gone Music)  Reissue of Liston-Smith's 1973 debut album as a bandleader, which features a killer band of Cecil McBee on bass, George Barron on sax, James Mtume and Sonny Morgan on percussion, David Lee, Jr. on drums, Badal Roy on table, Geeta Vashi on tamboura, and Joe Beck on guitar. In five albums stretching over four years, Smith and the Cosmic Echoes stretched the fusion aesthetic to embrace post-bop modal and spiritual jazz, funk, rock, pop, and even the smooth jazz, quiet storm, and crossover genres. Limited to 1,000. 

Liston-Smith, Lonnie "Cosmic Funk" [Limited Gold Vinyl Edition] LP (Real Gone Music) 
1974's Cosmic Funk was his second album as a bandleader; nestled somewhere between the soul jazz, spiritual jazz, fusion, and post-bop sub-genres, this record headed, as the title indicates, in a funkier direction, with Lonnie Liston Smith's brother Donald contributing smooth vocal stylings to John Coltrane's 'Naima' among other tunes. Limited to 1,000.

New York Contemporary Five, The "Live at Koncertsal, Copenhagen, 17.10.1963" LP (Alternative Fox) 
The short-lived quintet known as the New York Contemporary Five had a lasting impact on the free jazz movement. It was formed in 1962 with trumpeter Don Cherry, tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp, Danish alto saxophonist John Tchicai, acoustic bassist Don Moore, and drummer JC Moses. This rare performance, given at Copenhagen's Koncertsal on October 17, 1963, has epically-extended cuts of Don Cherry's "Consequences" and Ornette Coleman's "Emotions", plus a peppy take of Thelonious Monk's "Monk's Mood".

Schlippenbach Quartet "Three Nails Left" LP (Cien Fuegos) 
Reissue, originally released on FMP in 1975. Personnel: Evan Parker - soprano and tenor saxophone; Alexander von Schlippenbach - piano; Peter Kowald - double bass; Paul Lovens - percussion. 180 gram vinyl.

Childers, Tyler "Country Squire" CD/LP/Color LP (RCA)  
New studio album produced by Sturgill Simpson, with cover artwork by Tony Moore (the Walking Dead, Deadpool, Fear Agent and Punisher).

"Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969" by v/a CD 
50th anniversary celebration collecting 24 previously unheard songs by such blues legends as Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, James Cotton, Son House, Magic Sam, T-Bone Walker, Junior Wells, Big Mama Thornton, Clifton Chenier, Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Pinetop Perkins, J. B. Hutto & His Hawks, Roosevelt Sykes, Luther Allison, Otis Rush, Big Joe Williams, Charlie Musselwhite and more.

Presage "s/t" LP (Trajectory) 
Originally released in 1983 on independent label For Sale (sub-label of the highly influential Baby Records, home of some of the most striking Italo-disco ever). Produced, composed, and arranged by Gian Piero Reverberi (once part of the progressive cult heroes Le Orme and then the man behind the "classical gone disco" project Rondò Veneziano). Presage lives in a "twilight-zone" where new-wave, post-prog, and disco weirdness collides. Clear vinyl.

Cross, Sandra "This Is Sandra Cross" CD (Ariwa Sounds) 
Reissue of the reggae singer's 1991 album.

Mad Professor "A Caribbean Taste Of Technology" LP (Ariwa Sounds) 
Made during the middle of Mad Professor's infamous Dub Me Crazy series, but not officially apart of the Dub Me Crazy segment. This album is the perfect soundtrack to the Hot Caribbean sunshine, laying on a hammock between two coconut trees with a cool rum punch, listening to sweet dub music.

9th Creation "Bubble Gum" LP (Past Due) 
9th Creation "Reaching For The Top" LP (Past Due) 
9th Creation "Step Ahead" LP (Past Due) 
Reissues of all three full-lengths by The 9th Creation, one of the best soul, funk, disco and boogie bands that sadly evaded the successes of their peers. Still, the music that founders J.D, A.D Burrise and their 10-12 band members created was a perfect combination of West Coast raw soul, disco and funk that resulted in a religious fan following across the globe.

Chocolate Buttermilk Band 2LP "Head Games:The Story Of Larry Akles & CBM Records" LP (Past Due) 
Founded by Larry Akles in 1971 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, The Chocolate Buttermilk Band, has been one of the busiest and most successful cover and backing bands in the southern United States for the last several decades. While they're little known outside the region, their handful of singles from the early 1980s are, for record collectors, among the best and most desirable in modern soul and boogie funk.

Dixon, Larry "Can't Price Love" LP (Past Due) 
Dixon, Larry "I'm So In Love" LP (Past Due)
Individual reissues of two albums originally released on the LAD Productions, Inc. label between the late seventies and the mid eighties by the mysterious South Side Chicago singer/song writer Larry Dixon. Previously appearing only in the Star Time box set, these albums are now available individually.

Hawkins, Screamin' Jay "The Bizarre Years" [Limited Purple Vinyl] LP (Real Gone Music) 
This 10-track compilation captures the best tracks that Hawkins cut in the early '90s for Bizarre Records, the imprint originally founded by Frank Zappa and his business partner/manager Herb Cohen. Among the highlights are his two Tom Waits covers, 'Whistling Past the Graveyard' and 'Heart Attack and Vine,' Jay's first-time-on-vinyl disquisition on oral hygiene, 'Shut Your Mouth When You Sneeze,' and his lustful ode to the Twin Peaks star, 'Sherilyn Fenn.' Pressed in lurid purple vinyl limited to 1000 copies, with the aforementioned notes by Mr. Morris.

Logg "s/t" LP (Be With) 
The undisputed Godfather of Boogie, Leroy Burgess's Logg project is his grand masterpiece. The self-titled LP, originally released on Salsoul in August 1981, is one of the greatest albums of the post-disco era. With all the touchstones of Burgess's finest work - breezy grooves, undulating synths, funk-drenched bass and life-affirming lyrics - delivered with gospel-derived vocals and harmonies - it's a record to uplift both body and spirit.

Mason, Vaughan & Butch Dayo "Feel My Love" LP (Be With) 
If ever an album could transport you to the hazy sunshine and imagined halcyon paradise of Southern California in the mid-1980s, could capture the early evening warmth of hanging at an inclusive boogie jam as it approaches "magic hour" in Santa Ana or Anaheim, then it's Vaughan Mason and Butch Dayo's Feel My Love. A brilliantly produced deep slung, low rider funk classic originally released on Salsoul in 1983. It's a masterpiece of "funk love music".

"Freedom for the Stallion" by v/a 3xLP (Cairo)  
The 4th in the Cairo Records soul compilation series (after "The Love You Save", "All This Goes Too", and "The Truth Is A Lie"). For this one, all the stops have been pulled. This compilation spans everything from very popular well known soul artists to hard to find singles by obscure but equally great artists. It's all HEAVY soul songs - no light weight fare here. Lots of deep ballads and a few groovers. There are also some amazing stripped down demo versions of popular tunes never before on vinyl. Gold foil print on cover, triple LP, black inner sleeves and 20 page full color liner notes. This record will go fast, so get it while you can.

Joyce "s/t" LP (Alternative Fox) 
Reissue, originally released in 1968. Near the epicenter of the bossa nova universe, the Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Joyce Silveira Moreno contributed to the coveted debut album by the mythical group Sambacana. The year after her controversial song "Me Disseram" reached the finals of Rio's second International Song Competition, Joyce released her self-titled debut through Philips. Produced by Armando Pittigliani, with orchestration by Dorival Caymmi and arrangements by Gaya. Along with her own compositions, the album also featured songs by her rising-star friends, including Caetano Veloso and Marcos Valle.

"Puro Tayta Shanti" by v/a LP (Little Axe) 
From the central sierra of Peru. Tayta Shanti's long history of complex syncretism is expressed through its simple song structure. Minimal and raw, or layered with intricate arrangements, its unrelenting rhythm mesmerizes as much as it moves. 16 songs of pure folklore, spanning the late 1960s until the early 1980s. Compilation includes liner notes and photos.

Milesi, Piero "The Nuclear Observatory Of Mr. Nanof" LP (Mitsuko & Svetlana) 
Archival gem from Italian architect/music installation and soundtrack master Piero Milesi, reissued on vinyl for the first time since 1986. Lush meditative synths and melodic scores for lyricon and small chamber ensemble. For fans of library music, soundtracks, leftfield, synth, Vladimir Cosma, Piero Umiliani, sci-fi, experimental movies, and astronautic mineral engineers of the mental system.

Nitsch, Hermann "Albertina Quartett - 2. Streichquartett in 6 Satzen fur 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello" LP (Trost)   Hermann Nitsch's String Quartet No. 2 in six movements for two violins, viola, and violoncello, was performed by the Viennese Koehne Quartet. Recording and Mastering by Christoph Amann.

Morelli, Ron "Man Walks the Earth" LP (Collapsing Market) 
L.I.E.S. Records founder Ron Morelli departs the club to investigate atavistic ambient themes in his fourth solo LP and debut for the Paris-based Collapsing Market. A startling shift of emphasis from greyscale industrial to more introspective ambient landscapes and radiophonic experiments.

Fennesz "Agora" LP (Touch) 
Fennesz uses guitar and computer to create shimmering, swirling electronic sound of enormous range and complex musicality. His lush and luminous compositions resemble sensitive, telescopic recordings of rainforest insect life or natural atmospheric occurrences, an inherent naturalism permeating each piece. Full color inner and outer sleeve. Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye. "The experimental musician's sweeping, ambient album works in small, fascinating ways from moment to moment but has a cumulative force that is unlike anything he's done in years." --Pitchfork (8.5, Best New Music)

Makino, Kayo & Tori Kudo "Ein Traum Fur Dich" LP (Black Truffle)  
Black Truffle release a genuine head-scratcher, the first collaboration between DJ/mixtape-compiler Kayo Makino and underground legend Tori Kudo (Maher Shalal Hash Baz). These two side-long pieces are sonic environments constructed by Makino for Kudo's piano to inhabit, or, as the LP's credits suggest, a cinéma pour l'oreille in which Kudo's piano plays the starring role. Two unique musical personalities bridge the mundane and the surreal, opening up a dream-space both haunted and hospitable. Mastered by Jim O'Rourke at Steamroom, Japan. Vinyl cut by Rashed Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.

Merzbow "Noise Mass" CD+BOOK CD (Room40) 
Noise Mass matches previously unavailable Merzbow works from 1994 with pieces from the limited-edition Hole album of the same year. This new edition charts the through line between records such as Venereology (1994) and Pulse Demon (1996). Noise Mass is a ritual of intensity and ferocity that denotes the force that is Merzbow's approach to noise in the absolute. Includes a 28-page book, with exclusive photographs, and a long-form interview with Masami Akita charting the continuum of Merzbow from 1979 to the present day.

Shiraishi, Takayuki "Missing Link" LP (Studio Mule) Studio Mule presents Missing Link, a collection by Japanese living legend electronic producer Takayuki Shiraishi. Shiraishi started his career in working with BGM, who released material on the Japanese experimental label Vanity Records. The present album is unique mixture of dark new wave, post punk, kraut rock, and experimental electronic music.

"Seito: In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun"  by v/a LP (Akuphone) 
Seito: In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun gathers Japanese female artists from various electronic and experimental music fields. Like the Tokyo Flashback series issued by P.S.F. in the early 1990s, this collection recorded between 2017 and 2019 exposes the richness of the contemporary Japanese underground music scene. The title refers to a cult feminist magazine printed in Japan in the 1910s. Featuring: Fuji-Yuki's glommy folk song, Kiki Hitomi's haunted dub tune, Mikado Koko's deep house hit, Miki Yui's electoacoustic performance, Kakushin Nishihara's noisy folk track, Kuunatic's oriental psych blend, and Keiko Higuchi's memorable nine-minute cover of the classic Japanese folk song, "Okesa Bushi". All tracks issued for the first time.

OST "Echo In The Canyon" by v/a LP (BMG) 
Echo In The Canyon - the illuminating new documentary film directed by Andrew Slater that explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene (1965 -1967) through the stories of those who lived it, and the artists who carry its influence to this day - will be accompanied by a soundtrack celebrating the music of that era. The soundtrack features new studio recordings of timeless songs by The Byrds, The Mamas and The Papas and more, as interpreted by Jakob Dylan along with artists from the film including Fiona Apple, Beck, Jade Castrinos, Cat Power, Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young, plus songs exclusive to the soundtrack including a special performance of the Monkees' classic She with Josh Homme.

M.D. & The Bids "Swarm of Secrets" EP 12" (M.D. & The Bids) 
First EP from Austin-based psychedelic bluesmen. 

Friday, July 26th

B Boys "Dudu" LP/CD (Captured Tracks) 
New York's B Boys find inspiration in the chaos that surrounds them: the aggressive attitude and sonic lawlessness of the city they live, work, and breathe in every day. Their raw, yet meticulous style is characterized by rhythmic complexity, commanding riffs, and introspective lyrics that are as playful and self-aware as they are cutting. The sprightly sarcasm and acerbic commentary continues on the band's highly anticipated sophomore LP, Dudu. Recorded by Gabe Wax (Deerhunter, Ought, Crumb) at Outlier Inn, and mixed by Andy Chugg (Pill, Pop. 1280, Bambara).

Body of Light "Time To Kill" LP/CD (DAIS) 
Birthed from Arizona's regaled Ascetic House collective, Body of Light is a dark synth-pop outfit comprised of young brothers Andrew and Alexander Jarson. What began as a vehicle for their exploration of noise and sound during their early teens has evolved into an established production over the last decade, as Body of Light continues to carve out their own style of complex, structured, and moving dancefloor electronics. On their third album Time to Kill, Body of Light refines their brand of cold and driving synth pop with a bold pallet of sounds and a focus on uncharted technique and purpose.

Caamp "By and By" LP/CD (Mom & Pop) 
Blending heartfelt acoustic songs with live performances full of infectious intensity, Caamp have been blowing up on Spotify and on festival stages around the world.

CFM (Charlie Moonheart) "Soundtrack to an Empty Room" LP (In the Red) 
Charles Moothart is releasing his third album under the moniker CFM. It's called Soundtrack For An Empty Room and keeps it cookin' off 2016's Still Life Of Citrus And Slime and 2017's Dichotomy Desaturated. Moothart is a frequent contributor on many of Ty Segall's solo ventures but also as a co-conspirator in bands like the blazing jam unit Fuzz, and a fantastic monster of a group called GØGGS, which throws Segall and Moothart in with Chris Shaw of Ex-Cult.

Cherubs "Immaculada High" LP/CD (Relapse) 
Rightfully hailed as "the noisiest pop music on the planet" by Pitchfork, Austin, TX's cult noise rock trio Cherubs have been purveyors of sonic bedlam since their inception in 1991. After an unforeseen return to the scene from a two-decade hiatus in 2014, the Cherubs have now joined forces with the equally revered Relapse Records for the release of their fifth long-player Immaculada High. Recorded and engineered by Erik Wofford (Explosions in the Sky, The Black Angels, My Morning Jacket) at Cacophony Studio in Austin, Immaculada High is 11 songs of signature Cherubs clamor with an added twist of Texas-sized, psychedelic racket. Smooth, rumbling low-end rhythms interplay with feedback drenched, chuggin' guitars, relentless tone and vocalist Kevin Whitley's shrill, life-of-the-LSD-party vocals. On Immaculada High, Cherubs loudly proclaim their title as bonafide noise rock legends who continue to forge transgressive yet remarkably accessible punk for a jaded world.

Cross Record "s/t" LP (Ba Da Bing!) 
"What is your wish? What do you expect?" Cross Record's self-titled third album begins with Emily Cross's disembodied voice intoning from an otherworldly vacuum. In the three years since her last album, Cross has divorced, quit drinking, become a death doula, started the observational podcast What I'm Looking At, and toured and recorded with Sub Pop's Loma, the trio she formed with Dan Duszynski on drums and Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) on guitar / vocals. On Cross Record, she guides the listener like a sonic Virgil, delivering a textured soundscape of meditative curiosity, akin to Low's Double Negative, Broadcast's The Noise Made By People and Radiohead's Kid A.

Crover, Dale "The Fickle Finger Of Fate" CS (Burger) 
New solo album from Melvins drummer.

De Lorians "s/t" LP (Beyond Beyond is Beyond) 
Meet De Lorians, Tokyos newest fire music exports, by way of their self-titled debut. Grown from the always-heady Tokyo music scene and led by Takefumi Ishida, playing sax and synth, all five De Lorians contribute material to what they call pataphysical music. Ranging in age from 22 to 27, the five De Lorians tap into a library of ideas from their precursors, less in retro-loving emulation than for alchemical strategy. The seven tracks here burst with overstuffed Weasels Ripped My Flesh-style action: bonkers horn arrangements, savage guitar solos, constant movement, through-composed sections, improv, surreality, and the occasional peaceful woodwind-dabbled valley.

Dude York "Falling" LP/CD (Hardly Art) 
On Falling, their second full-length for Hardly Art, the Seattle trio explores that sentiment-evoked by the broken cake on the album cover and the soft confetti on the inside sleeve-through impossibly catchy and emotive songs that investigate the ways you can fall in and out of relationships, and sometimes fall back together. Recorded at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco with producer Patrick Brown, Falling finds Dude York sounding bigger and more fully-realized than ever with hits that would feel perfectly at home sandwiched between Jimmy Eat World and Third Eye Blind in early 2000s alt-rock radio rotation, while somehow still sounding utterly their own.

Eno, Brian "Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks" 2xCD (Capitol) 
Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks was written, produced and performed by Brian Eno together with his brother Roger and Daniel Lanois. The music was originally recorded in 1983 for a landmark feature-length documentary, For All Mankind, directed by American journalist, film director and screenwriter, Al Reinert. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, this remastered, extended edition of the album is available. This very special anniversary edition Apollo: Soundtracks & Atmospheres Extended Edition features the original album remastered by Abbey Road's Miles Showell as well as an accompanying album comprising of 11 new instrumental compositions reimagining the soundtrack to For All Mankind.  Hardcover book edition also available.

Gallagher, Noel High Flying Birds "Black Star Dancing" EP 
New EP from the post-Oasis group.

Gorillaz "The Fall" LP (Warner Bros./Parlophone) 
The Fall is the fourth studio album by British virtual band Gorillaz. It was recorded during the North American leg of the Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour. The album was officially released on 19 April 2011. The album features fewer guest artists than previous Gorillaz albums; collaborators include Bobby Womack and Paul Simonon of The Clash. It charted in various countries and peaked at #24 on the Billboard 200.

Jackson, Janet "The Velvet Rope" LP (Virgin) 
Seeing it's first-ever U.S vinyl release is October 1997's The Velvet Rope. It will include on LP for the first time "Can't Be Stopped," which was previously only made available as a hidden track on CD and digital versions of the album and also features the hit singles "Got Till It's Gone", "Together Again" and "I Get Lonely".

Johnston, Daniel "Hi, How Are You / Yip Jump Music" LP (PIAS) 
Diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, singer-songwriter, musician and visual artist Daniel Johnston is highly regarded in the lo-fi and alternative music scenes for his cassette recordings which are notable for their pure and childlike soul. He gathered a cult following when Kurt Cobain was seen wearing a t-shirt featuring the artwork from Johnston's 1983 album Hi, How Are You. According to Cobain Johnston's Yip Jump Music was in his Top 50 albums of all time. Johnston's songs have been covered by the likes of Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Bright Eyes, Teenage Fanclub, Beck, Wilco, Spiritualized and TV on the Radio among others. 35 years after their release, the inimitable artist's much loved cassette recordings Hi, How Are You and Yip Jump Music are available together in a triple vinyl package for the first time.

McMahon, Angie "Salt" LP (Dualtone ) 
Angie McMahon is an Australian musician who loves honest songwriting and romantic melodies, with songs that ruminate on life, love and takeaway food. Angie loves to write and perform across the full dynamic spectrum, shifting between gravelly intimacy and pounding rock.

Normil Hawaiians "What's Going On" LP (Upset the Rhythm) 
Reissue, originally released in 1984. Material mostly recorded at Foel Studios in Powys, Wales led by studio Dave Anderson (Hawkwind/Amon Düül II). Whereas More Wealth Than Money had evolved in the recording studio, What's Going On began to develop as a more pre-meditated, albeit piecemeal work. LP version comes in printed gatefold sleeve; includes offset (matte) paper inner sleeve and booklet; edition of 500.

Of Monsters and Men "Fever Dream" LP/CD (Republic) 
You think you know the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men, but you have no idea. Within the first minute of their new single 'Alligator' you'll be wondering if this huge anthem is the brainchild of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs fronting Arcade Fire -all thumping drums, brimming guitars and a call-to-arms chorus about taking control.

Solange "When I Get Home" LP (Columbia) 
When I Get Home is the new album from Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and visual artist Solange Knowles. This release represents the next phase in Solange's evolution as an artist, and is the follow up to her critically acclaimed 2016 album A Seat at the Table. The album is an exploration of origin. It asks the question how much of ourselves do we bring with us versus leave behind in our evolution. The artist returned to Third Ward Houston to answer this. When I Get Home was written, performed, and executive produced by Solange, and includes contributions from Tyler, the Creator, Chassol, Playboi Carti, Standing on the Corner, Panda Bear, Devin the Dude, The-Dream, and more. It also features samples from Third Ward's own Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, poet Pat Parker, and Scarface.

Spoon "Everything Hits At Once: The Best Of Spoon" LP/CD (Matador) 
Spanning a career well into its third decade, Spoon has announced a greatest hits compilation to coincide with their enormous North American amphitheater tour alongside Beck and Cage The Elephant. In addition to the 12 classics assembled onto this single LP, Spoon enters a new classic into the canon: "No Bullets Spent."

Sugar Ray "Little Yachty" CD (BMG) 
The first album in 10 years from the 90s pop/rock group.

Sweet, Matthew "Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu" LP (Glass Modern) 
LP reissue, originally released on CD in Japan in 2003 as a love letter and thank you to his Japanese fans. Recorded with the classic Girlfriend (1991) era lineup of Ric Menck (drums), Greg Leisz (guitars), and the genius electric lead guitar of Television's Richard Lloyd.

Violent Femmes "Hotel Last Resort" LP/CD (PIAS) 
New album from the long-running alternative group.

Wedding Present, The "Tommy 30" LP+CD (Scopitones) 
The Wedding Present's Tommy, released in 1989, was made up of the early songs from the singles and radio sessions that had catapulted them from being bedsit musicians into indie darlings. Tommy 30, however, is a brand-new re-recording of Tommy. Enter a more confident vocalist... an altogether growlier guitar. A bigger sound. Standard LP version includes CD. 

v/a "You're Not from Around Here" LP (Numero Group) 
The previously unissued soundtrack to the 1964 western noir, discovered after 55 years in the Wayne Louis Moody archive. Sixteen languid guitar instrumentals, femme fatale dirges, and cinematic country crooners score the loneliest night of one man's life. Packaged in a replica of the original octagonal film canister, with 36" x 27" fold out movie poster

BJ The Chicago Kid "1123" CD (Motown) 
BJ The Chicago Kid's highly anticipated sophomore LP 1123 is his best work yet! "Worryin' Bout Me" & "Time Today" are just samples of what listeners can expect to hear from the 4x GRAMMY-nominated singer. The forthcoming LP, 1123 will be a star-studded affair as fans can anticipate features from Anderson. Paak, J.I.D, Rick Ross, Afrojack and more! The LP also features production from Cool & Dre, Danja, Dre Harris & Jarris "J.Mo" Mozee.

Madlib & Freddie Gibbs "Bandana" LP/CD (RCA) 
The second collaborative studio album by rapper Freddie Gibbs and record producer Madlib. Entirely produced by Madlib, it is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2014 album Piñata, and their sixth project as MadGibbs overall. The album features guest appearances from Pusha T, Killer Mike, Anderson Paak, Yasiin Bey, and Black Thought.

ScHoolboy Q "CrasH Talk" LP (Interscope) 
ScHoolboy Q's third official studio album CrasH Talk is the follow up album to Q's 2016 album Blank Face which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and Oxymoron (2014) which peaked at #1.

Crosby, Stills & Nash "s/t" LP (Atlantic) 
Limited burgundy colored vinyl LP pressing.

Morrison, Van "Moondance" LP (Rhino) 
Reissue on orange vinyl.

Paul Butterfield Blues Band "Keep On Moving" LP (Elektra) 
Reissue on gold vinyl.

Runaways "Queen of Noise" LP (Modern Harmonic) 
Arriving mere months after their self-titled debut, the Runaways' sophomore LP (and last with singer Cherie Currie) found the fiery femmes cranking up the intensity with these amped-up odes to sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and rebellion: "Queens of Noise," "Take It or Leave It," "Midnight Music," "Born to Be Bad," "Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin," "I Love Playin' with Fire," "Johnny Guitar," "Heartbeat" and more. Blast this on CD or on the first-ever authorized U.S. vinyl reissue (in a replica of the original jacket, with lyric insert).

Runaways "s/t" LP (Modern Harmonic) 
How could this be? And yet, it's true: this is the first ever authorized U.S. vinyl reissue of the 1976 Runaways debut that changed the face (and gender) of rock 'n' roll. These snarling adolescent anthems inspired generations of future rebels (and, of course, set Joan Jett on her path to stardom): "Cherry Bomb," "You Drive Me Wild," "Thunder," "Secrets," "Lovers," "Blackmail" and more. Your black vinyl LP arrives in a replica of the original gatefold jacket (with lyric insert).

Dark Carnival "The Last Great Ride" LP (Bang!) 
Niagara (Destroy All Monsters) and Ron Asheton (The Stooges), among other great Detroit musicians, recorded this killer album back in 1996. Remastered and reissued on vinyl with two added tracks to the original vinyl release. Detroit high-energy rock at its purest essence! 150 gram vinyl; edition of 500.

Suicide "s/t" LP (Mute) 
Suicide's landmark self-titled LP was originally released in 1977, seven years after the group's initial conception as part of the performance art scene on New York's Lower East Side. It's hard to overstate the importance of the seven tracks on Suicide, which paved the way for punk, industrial, hip hop, noise and beyond. "Ghost Rider" accelerates with brutal anguish and desire for everything rock 'n' roll. Martin Rev's utterly singular "instrument" pounds out a synthetic soundscape, while Alan Vega's oversaturated vocals obsess over motorcycle getaways. "Rocket U.S.A." distills the duo's dynamic power down to a ghostly pulse, while the psycho-drama of "Frankie Teardrop" (Bruce Springsteen's all-time favorite song) delves even further into cinematic storytelling and, at the same time, clears the room at the end of the night.

Abbath "Outstrider" LP (Season of Mist) 
New album from Abbath, frontman of black metal legends Immortal.

Iron Maiden "Brave New World" CD (Sanctuary) 
Remastered reissue in digipack.

Nebula "Holy Shit" LP (Heavy Psych Sounds) 
22 years after their first release (1999) and ten years after their last album (2008), Nebula present their sixth album, Holy Shit. Holy Shit quickly puts to rest the question that's loomed since guitarist/vocalist Eddie Glass, bassist Tom Davies, and drummer Michael Amster announced the band's reformation in 2017: Nebula are still Nebula. The basic tracks were done in two days, recorded at Mysterious Mammal Studios in LA with Matt Lynch (also of Snail) at the helm.

Neurosis & Jarboe "s/t" LP (Neurot) 
Neurot Recordings are proud to reissue the landmark collaboration Neurosis & Jarboe, which was originally released in 2003. This latest version is fully remastered and with entirely new artwork from Aaron Turner, available on vinyl for the first time, as well as CD and digital formats.

Thy Art Is Murder "Human Target" CD (Nuclear Blast) 
The earth-scorching fifth album from extreme metal titans Thy Art Is Murder. Fusing authentic crushing death metal with blackened fury and flashes of knuckle-dragging stomp, Thy Art Is Murder exorcise the pangs of mortality and the pains of socio-political trauma.

Prevost, Eddie "Matching Mix" LP (Earshots) 
New album from pioneering free improv drummer and member of AMM.

Turrentine, Stanley "Up at Minton's" 2xLP (Down at Dawn) 
Reissue of a long out-of-print and hard-to-find Stanley Turrentine live album. Originally released on Blue Note as two separate volumes in 1961, Up At Minton's catches the Stanley Turrentine quintet live at the mythical Minton Club in New York, in 1961. Features Grant Green (guitar), Horace Parlan (piano), George Tucker (bass), and Al Harewood (drums).

McClinton, Delbert "Tall, Dark and Handsome" CD 
A rmed with 14 self-made songs (he wrote or co-wrote all these) and his fantastic band the Self-Made Men, Delbert returns with a new album bursting with energy and joyful swing. There are some ballads here, but this is mostly blazing and bluesy.

Cooper, Mike "Rayon Hula" LP (Room40) 
Re-mastered, re-edited 2019 version of Mike Cooper's Rayon Hula, originally released in 2004. Recorded in the company of several dogs and numerous cats with a Zoom Sampletrack ST-224, two mini disc recorders, a Tascam four track cassette machine, a pile of Arthur Lyman and Martin Denny CDs, and Cooper's lap steel. Mike Cooper on the recording: "My intention was to create a kind of music that I had hoped to hear when we visited Hawaii in the early '90s (some kind of Hawaiian Futurism maybe?) which we never did." 

Mighty Sparrow, The "The Slave" LP (Modern Harmonic) 
"When I heard Mighty Sparrow sing 'The Slave,' I knew what I wanted to do with my music." So said Bob Marley, one of countless fans of this Calypso King from Trinidad. Here's the first reissue of the iconic 1963 debut of Sparrow's own National Recording Company: "The Slave," "Harry & Mama," "Stupid Married Man," "Kennedy & Khrushchev," "The Old Man & the Donkey," "Popularity Contest," and more style, wit and (sometimes) scathing songs by the incendiary Sparrow. First vinyl reissue (red vinyl) and first CD release of this massively influential LP.

v/a "Sock It to Me: Boss Reggae Rarities in the Spirit of '69" LP (Trojan) 
Sock It To Me! collects a dozen of the rarest and most collectable tracks from the Trojan catalogue, all of which have remained unavailable on vinyl for half a century. It features the Gaylads, Bob andy, The Demons, Tony King and the Hippy Boys, Tommy McCook and the Supersonics and more.

Channels 4, The "Cross My Heart b/w Carla & The Carlettes Groovin" 7" (Big Crown) 
For the first time ever on a 45, two tunes pulled from one of Brooklyn's most sought after "Holy Grail" soul records, YIA Talent Hunt Winners. Youth in Action, Inc. (YIA) was formed in 1963 when the Central Brooklyn Coordinating Council received a grant to develop a youth services program in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. At one point they threw a local talent show and the winners of the talent show were invited into the studio to record some of their tunes. The Talent Show Winners album is the top five amateur vocal groups backed by a local band known as The Thrillers Band, recorded sometime around 1968. There's an unduplicatable charm on these recordings coming from the lo fi studio set up of the time, the fervor that the youths on these records are perform- ing, and the pumped in audience applause they went with to make it see like the recordings were from the actual talent show.

Oroza, Bobby "Lonely Girl b/w Alone Again" 7" (Big Crown) 
"Lonely Girl" is a uptempo dancer sure to fill the floor at soul parties around the world. Bobby finds a kindred spirit in an introverted young lady and puts his best foot forward to persuade her to take a chance on him. The Cold Diamond & Mink production puts this one over the top with their signature tough drums and lush instrumentation laying down the perfect paper for Bobby's poetry to be inked on. The B side is another one of the crushing ballads that made Bobby famous in the first place. "Alone Again" fits perfectly in both the warmest sunny day in California and the coldest darkest winter night in Helsinki. It is undeniable that Bobby and Cold Diamond & Mink are a match made in heaven and have come up with a sound that is entirely their own. Here's another two-sider showcasing two different variations on that sound.

v/a "Taxi Sampler 01: Python Syndicate presents Rhythms & Vibes From The Spirit Of Young Africa" LP (Python Syndicate) 
Visual collective Crudo Volta, which documents contemporary African urban music, has produced a new chapter titled Taxi Waves. Follows the first two documentaries Woza and Yenkyi focused respectively on Gqom in Durban and Afrobass in Accra. Features Hagan, Gafacci, Rvdical The Kid, and more. The double-LP box will also feature a 26-page curated booklet to support the socio-cultural context of the music.

Nazario, Ze Eduardo "Poema Da Gota Serena" LP (Lugar Alto) 
This unique work gathers elements of free jazz, Brazilian Northeastern rhythms, Asian percussive instruments and electronics. Each side of the album explores different duets which, with its suite formatted tracks, give the album the feel of a cohesive whole.

Seis Em Ponto, Os "s/t" LP (Vampisoul) 
Reissue, originally released in 1964. Francis Hime has been a fundamental artist of Brazilian music since the mid-1960s as a pianist, singer, composer, arranger and orchestra director. Os Seis Em Ponto", released on the prestigious RGE label, was his first album, recorded as part of the band of the same name. The instrumental depth of the album features the brilliant backing of the flute and the trombone and the effective guitar of Nelson Motta. Features a wonderful repertoire by such solid composers as Carlos Lyra, Roberto Menescal, or Castro Neves, as well as absolute legends like Vinicius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, or Edu Lobo. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Peru Negro "s/t" LP (Vampisoul) 
Reissue of Perú Negro's self-titled album, sub-titled Gran Premio Del Festival Hispanoamericano De La Danza Y La Cancion, originally released in 1973. Afro-Peruvian music, also known as "música criolla", finds its roots in West African music, Spanish and European genres and native musical traditions from Peru. After a long struggle to preserve it through oral means over generations, a renewed interest in those rhythms and melodies arose in the 1950s. The dance company Perú Negro won the main award at 1969's Festival Hispanoamericano de la Danza y la Canción, and a few years later their repertoire was included in this album, a key record in Afro-Peruvian culture which introduced música criolla to a wider audience. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Hennix, Catherine Christer / The Deontic Miracle "Selections from 100 Models of Hegikan Roku" LP (Blank Forms / Empty Editions) 
Selections from 100 Models of Hegikan Roku is the second in an ongoing series of archival records of the unheard music of Swedish composer, philosopher, poet, mathematician, and visual artist Catherine Christer Hennix. Upon her return to Sweden from New York in 1971, Hennix sought to form a large ensemble inspired by her encounters with La Monte Young and recordings by the Theatre of Eternal Music forming The Deontic Miracle. In 1976, The Deontic Miracle performed Hennix's original compositions, alongside works by La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Terry Jennings, as part of Brouwer's Lattice at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. With Hennix on amplified Renaissance oboe, live electronics, and sine wave generators, her brother on amplified Renaissance oboe, and Isgren on amplified sarangi, the recordings presented here of the group's first and only public concert. Co-released by Blank Forms Editions and Empty Editions.

Malone, Kali "The Sacrificial Code" 3xCD (Ideal) 
CD version in stock.

Oliveros, Pauline & Guy Klucevsek "Sounding / Way" LP (Important Records) 
Originally released on cassette in 1986 and has been out of print ever since. The Sounding / Way concept was simple: Each artist would write a piece for two accordions and then they would perform them together. LP cut by John Golden and pressed at RTI.

Oliveros, Pauline "Tara's Room" LP (Important) 
The first vinyl release of Pauline Oliveros's Tara's Room. Originally released on cassette in 1987. This LP features two long sides of infinite depth and sensitivity. Oliveros performs these pieces using a just intonation accordion and her Expanded Instrument System in order to bend both time and pitch. Cut by John Golden and pressed at RTI.

Valcarcel, Edgar "Composiciones Electronicas Para Los Andes (1967-2006)" LP (Buh) 
Edgar Valcárcel is responsible for introducing locally the new languages of the international musical avant-garde, in a meeting with the legacies of Peruvian native music, where the folkloric material was used under very free and abstract conceptions. Although Valcárcel distinguished himself as a prolific and remarkable composer of orchestral and chamber music, as well as a notable pianist, his interest in electronic composition was registered in four pieces, presented here on vinyl for the first time. Part of the Essentials Sounds collection, with which Buh Records presents a series of fundamental works of the musical avant-garde in Peru.

Superpitcher "Sketch of Japan" 12" (Mule Musiq) 
2019 is Mule Musiq's 15-year anniversary. The label is releasing twelve 12"s with Stefan Marx handling the artwork. The tenth release is by the label's long-time friend Superpitcher, aka Pachanga Boys. "Maki" on side A is a tribute song for legendary Japanese folk singer Maki Asakawa. Superpitcher wrote the lyrics and Dip In The Pool's Miyako Koda translated to Japanese and did the reading. "Mishima" on side B is a Superpitcher trademark melancholic house tune. It sounds like updated percussive NYC house from the early '90s.

Dang, Ami "Parted Plains" LP (Leaving Records) 
Ami Dang fuses sitar, voice, and electronics to create east-meets-west, ambient, experimental, psych music. On the experimental instrumental album Parted Plains, she draws inspiration from South Asian and Middle Eastern folktales. Galvanized by the Western interpretations of these stories, Parted Plains unfolds as a new sort of soundtrack for a yet-to-be written folktale that is neither Eastern nor Western, not traditional or contemporary--but somewhere in between.

Masonna "Bursting Absolute Moods: The Lost First Album 1989" LP (Urashima) 
Masonna's Bursting Absolute Moods should have been the 1989 debut LP album on Vis a Vis Audio Arts, the legendary label run by Juntaro Yamanouchi, but it's never been released. Very rough harsh noise mostly made up of lots of distorted screaming -- very loud, noisy, and has lots of angry energy. All tracks were recorded live, at home, with no mixing and no overdubs. 140 gram vinyl; comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve; Includes full-color postcard; Edition of 300.

Prurient "Garden Of The Mutilated Paratroopers" CD (Profound Lore) 
Presenting Prurient's Garden Of The Mutilated Paratroopers, a limited 2xFAN CD EP of airborne electronics for the 75th anniversary of Screaming Eagles Radio and 82nd Neptune Death Row. Adrenaline drones, memorial distortion, windy feedback, loud speaker vocals with a heavy influence from the naked and neither fact-nor-fiction black humor drama forgotten style of Aquifer Sodality and Slaughter Productions.

Rita, The "The Nylons of Laura Antonelli" CD (Urashima) 
Ten years after its first release in an eight-cassette box in 2009, The Rita's masterpiece The Nylon of Laura Antonelli is reissued on Urashima. The third issue of Sam McKinlay's release, the sound of different models of nylon for legs used according to Sam's own purposes. Comes in a black wooden box with laser engraving that includes four-CD wallet with full color artwork, original 2009 insert, a foldable color poster, and a certificate numbered in 300 copies.

Vomir "Black Box" CD (Urashima) 
Vomir, the best HNW (Harsh Noise Wall) artist Romain Perrot, is best known for his habit of wearing a black bag over his head when playing live. With Black Box, Vomi provides six solid CDs that comes with a wooden box, which resolutely occupy a narrow and strictly defined dynamic band, with shifting textures of distortion and heavy low end. Definitive new CDs of total static harsh noise, crusting, crushing, crackling of 75 minutes each by the master of the HNW Romain Perrot.

"Stranger Things: Music from the Netflix Original Series Season 3" by v/a LP (SMG) 
Double vinyl LP pressing plus bonus 7" single. Housed in gatefold jacket including poster. Original soundtrack to the third season of the Netflix original series Stranger Things. Features 15 tracks. It's 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer's heating up. School's out, there's a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group's dynamic, and they'll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town's threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they'll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.

Little Wilderness "Big Tent" LP (Flak) 
Like the environment this music was made in, the band takes you through the mountains of southwest Colorado while talking to trees on a train ride to Silverton and back again.

Mike McCoy's Trompe-l'Oeil "Eyein' Lies" LP (Flak) 
"Eyein' Lies" is a keen look into American desperation with pop hooks and guitar prowess from Austin, Texas.

Splendid Obsolescence "Absolutely Completely Incomplete Retrospective Of Splendid Obsolescence So Far Volume Two (Raucous Edition)" CD 
Noir with hints of Classical and Electronic. Hints of Darkwave, Dark Ambient, Dark Psych, Ethereal, Wintry Bits and a few Sunny Bits too.

Blank Forms, Vol. 4: Intelligent Life BK (Blank Forms) 
The fourth issue of Blank Forms' journal, Intelligent Life, features a select group of unpublished, newly translated, or otherwise rare texts. Features two interviews with crucial figures in postwar avant-garde music: the Japanese guitarist Kazuo Imai and the American composer Robert Ashley. Contributors and featured artists include: Onyx Ashanti, Marcia Douglas, Werner Durand, Walter De Maria, and many others. 302 pages; 6x8 inches; paperback.