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Friday, July 27th

POP/ROCK
A Certain Ratio "Sextet" LP (Mute) Reissue of the 1982 album from the post-punk group.

Anywhere "Anywhere II" LP (ORG Music) New album from the supergroup featuring Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Dale Crover, Mike Watt, and Krist Novoselic.

Bellini "Before The Day Has Gone" CD/LP (Temporary Residence Ltd.) A decade is literally a lifetime for most bands. For Italian-American post-punk stalwarts, Bellini, a decade is simply the time it took to make their new album. Separated by an ocean, the members of Bellini lived their lives, mourned several close friends who lost theirs, and occasionally converged in Italy or Chicago to write and record what would become Before The Day Has Gone. LP is on red vinyl.

Black Mountain "s/t" CS (Jagjaguwar) Cassette edition of their 2004 debut.

Bona Dish "The Zaragoza Tapes: 1981-82" LP (Captured Tracks) Pink vinyl reissue of this compilation of tracks from obscure post punk band Bona Dish.

Deaf Wish "Lithium Zion" CD (Sub Pop) New album from the Australian rock group.

Drivin N Cryin "Too Late To Turn Back Now" (AKA 's/t' 1997) LP (New West) Reissue of the 1997 album from the hard rock group.

Flaming Lips "Hear It Is" LP (Rhino / Ryko) Reissue of their 1986 debut.

Flaming Lips "Oh My Gawd!!!... The Flaming Lips " LP (Rhino / Ryko) Reissue of their sophomore album, originally released in 1987.

Flaming Lips "Telepathic Surgery" LP (Rhino / Ryko) Reissue of their third album, originally released in 1989.

Holsapple, Peter "Game Day" CD (Omnivore) First solo  album  in 21 years from the veteran musician and songwriter from The dBs.

Hopesfall "Arbiter" LP (Equal Vision Records) The fifth studio album by American post-hardcore band, their first since 2007's Magnetic North.

Let's Eat Grandma "I'm All Ears" LP (PIAS America) New album from the experimental pop group.

Matchess "Sacracorpa" LP (Trouble In Mind) The music that comprises Sacracorpa was written after a time of personal crisis for Johnson, who used the following months as a time of healing, recording the music at locations in Chicago, New York (while working on an installation at La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela's Dream House) and an earth ship outside Abiquiú, New Mexico. Johnson's extraterrestrial soundscapes pulse and writhe, at times sounding like funeral hymns or spiritual invocations, summoning forth the circuit-fried ghosts in the machine that dwell just beyond.

Molina, Tony "Kill The Lights" LP (Slumberland) Tony is back with his brilliant, long-awaited album "Kill The Lights." The ten songs on "Kill The Lights" continue in his evolution towards stripping the songs back to reveal each one's emotional and melodic core. But where "Confront The Truth" was mostly acoustic, "Kill The Lights" adds back some full band arrangements to brilliant effect. Album opener "Nothing I Can Say" is a lovely 12-string pop tune that would sit snugly in The Byrds' songbook - it's that good. "Wrong Town" is gentle and subtly wrenching, recalling prime Elliott Smith in its simple truth.

Mother Mother "O My Heart" LP (Last Gang) Reissue of the 2nd album from the Canadian indie group.

Nash, Israel "Lifted" LP (Desert Folklore) Texas' genre-bending rock 'n' roller Israel Nash presents his latest long play, Lifted. It is a modern day hippie-spiritual, a tonic for those needing to put aside the mess of the daily grind.

Pere Ubu "Terminal Tower" LP (Varèse Sarabande) Reissue of this compilation, originally released in 1985.

Phantastic Ferniture "s/t" LP (Polyvinyl) New album from this indie rock trio.

Primo "Amici" LP (Upset the Rhythm) The debut album Melbourne, Australia trio Primo, featuring members of Shifters and Terry. Primo is Vio (Shifters), Xanthe (Terry) and Suzanne (film expert), on bass, drums, guitar, and vocals. LP version comes on 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 500.

Promise Ring "Very Emergency" LP (Epitaph) Reissue of their 3rd album, originally released in 1999.

Salsburg, Nathan "Third" LP (No Quarter) New album from acoustic guitarist.

U2 "Achtung Baby" LP - Reissue of 1991 album. Recorded over six months at Hansa Studio in Berlin and Windmill Lane in Dublin, Achtung Baby is U2's seventh studio album. Produced by long time U2 collaborators, Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno with Steve Lillywhite, Achtung Baby was engineered by Flood and led by The Fly, and also featured four other singles,Mysterious Ways, One, Even Better Than The Real Thing and Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.

U2 "Best of 1980 - 1990" 2xP - Reissue of best-of comp.

U2 "Zooropa" LP - The eighth studio album by U2. Produced by Flood, Brian Eno, and The Edge, it was released on 5 July 1993 on Island Records. Inspired by the band's experiences on the Zoo TV Tour, Zooropa expanded on many of the tour's themes of technology and media oversaturation. The record was a continuation of the group's experimentation with alternative rock, electronic dance music, and electronic sound effects that began with their previous album, Achtung Baby, in 1991. U2 began writing and recording Zooropa in Dublin in February 1993, during a six-month break between legs of the Zoo TV Tour. The record was originally intended as an EP to promote the Zooropa leg of the tour that was to begin in May 1993, but during the sessions, the group decided to extend the record to a full-length album.

v/a "Midnight in Tokyo Vol. 2" CD (Studio Mule) Now available on CD. The second installment to the compilation series that rounds up hidden gems by Japanese artists that's perfect for listening at night in Tokyo, is here. Vol. 2 brings together some tasty electric jazz fusion from the '80s, compiled by Dubby, the man behind the online record store Ondas. 13-track compilation featuring Genji Sawai, Today's Latin Project (with arrangements by Yasuaki Shimizu), Jugando, Yuji Toriyama, and more.
Wavves & Culture Abuse "Up and Down / Big Cloud" 7" Ghost Ramp After the success of their smash hit, collaborative LP with Cloud Nothings, WAVVES have now teamed up with San Francisco rockers Culture Abuse for a brand new 7".

Wild Nothing "Gemini" LP (Captured Tracks) Reissue of the 2010 debut from Wild Nothing, now on purple vinyl.

RAP & HIP HOP
Atmosphere "Sad Clown Bad Year (#9-#12 Collection)" LP (Rhymesayers) The Sad Clown series first started as a string of cassette tapes and CD-R's for Atmosphere to sell on tour. Since its incarnation in 1999, the Sad Clown series has taken on a few forms, including rare 4-track demos, live shows, a DVD, a mixtape, and a pair of 7" singles. In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of these iconic EP's, here is a special vinyl edition, packaging all four Sad Clown seasons together for the first time, complete with some added treats to make even the saddest clown smile. In addition to the 2xLP custom vinyl, this package includes an 8-page activity book full of custom coloring pages, connect-the-dots, a word find and a maze, and comes complete with 6 custom-made crayons. The entire package was designed by Adam Martin, who also did all the original artwork for Sad Clown volumes 1-7, as well as the Sad Clown Bad Fall EP.

Charge It To the Game "House With A Pool" LP (Ghost Ramp) New album from the duo of Fat Tony and Kyle Mabson.

Migos "Culture II" 3xLP - The hip hop trio Migos (Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff) return with their anxiously awaited full-length album, Culture II, almost exactly a year after the record breaking first installment.

West, Kanye "Ye" LP (Def Jam) Now available on vinyl.

PSYCHEDELIC & PROGRESSIVE MUSIC
Empool "Does Do Did Done" LP (Feeding Tube) Collection of material from Empool the whacked-out, Detroit-based prog-noise combo that would eventually merge into Destroy All Monsters. Empool only played three live shows, but they recorded everything, and their use of pre-recorded tapes as a live sound source may have informed Roger Miller's decision to do the same when he formed Mission of Burma. The tracks on this album were recorded between December 1976 and September 1977. Includes insert; Edition of 300.

Kitajima, Osamu "Benzaiten" LP (Om Dooby Dochas) Reissue, originally released in 1976. Benzaiten is world music and ethno sounds with an obvious Japanese origin, meeting progressive rock and psych rock. Japanese equivalent to German acts like Amon Düül II, Embryo and Guru Guru.

Kitajima, Osamu "Osamu" LP (Om Dooby Dochas) Reissue, originally released in 1977. This is the third album by Osamu Kitajima, one of Japan's most prolific artists from the ethno rock, world music, and progressive department. Osamu Kitajima easily plays with elements of reggae and funk, fusion jazz, and colorful pop while staying true to his Japanese roots with bits and pieces of traditional melodies and the use of old Asiatic instruments.

Nebbia, Litto "Huinca" LP (Melopea) Reissue of Huinca's self-titled album, originally released in 1971. The self-titled Huinca album by Litto Nebbia (Los Gatos), in its ten tracks, brings together a peculiar naivety, so typical of the dawn of a new era. The quartet was completed by Cacho Lafalce (bass), Gabriel Ranelli (keyboards), and the first league drummer Oscar Moro of the much-loved Los Gatos. An idiosyncratic prog-fusion with folk, rock, regional music, and jazz.

Nebbia, Litto "Melopea" LP (Melopea) Reissue, originally released in 1974. An elegant opus in songwriting, and perhaps one of his most song-orientated creations -- subtle pop and prog overtones paint an aura full of identity, and originality. Features the venerated orchestral conductor, guitarist, and composer Rodolfo Alchourron. With his best friend Ciro Fogliatta, Nebbia formed the first Argentinian rock band in 1966, Los Gatos.

Nebbia, Litto "Muerte en la Catedral" LP (Melopea) Reissue, originally released in 1973. Muerte En La Catedral, following other four solo Litto Nebbia's albums, and his then, fifth work under the Huinca alias, is a consistent outing in his solo career. With his best friend Ciro Fogliatta, Nebbia formed the first Argentinian rock band in 1966, Los Gatos. At times, Muerte En La Catedral can recall Milton Nascimento and Lô Borges's 1972 masterpiece Clube Da Esquina and also Chicago or Blood Sweat & Tears.

Pan & Regaliz "s/t" LP (Vinilisssimo) Reissue, originally released in 1971. Often compared to early Jethro Tull due to its distinctive flute work and experimental blues rock sound, the only album by Pan & Regaliz reached way beyond that to become one of the true psych/prog masterpieces recorded in Spain. Amazing guitars, trippy vocals and hypnotic rhythms are some of the elements of this outstanding and much sought-after LP. Presented in facsimile gatefold sleeve and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

80s POP & ROCK
Psychedelic Furs, The "Forever Now" LP (Legacy) Reissue of their third album, from 1982

Psychedelic Furs, The "Midnight To Midnight" LP (Legacy) Reissue of their fifth album, from 1987.

Psychedelic Furs, The "Mirror Moves" LP (Legacy) Reissue of their fourth album, from 1984.

Psychedelic Furs, The "s/t" LP (Legacy) Reissue of their 1980 debut.

Psychedelic Furs, The "Talk Talk Talk" LP (Legacy) Reissue of their second album, from 1981.

v/a "New Wave Hits" LP (Rhino) A brand new compilation featuring 10 classic new wave songs from artists like Duran Duran, a-ha, and The Cars.

METAL
GWAR "Carnival of Chaos" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of 1997 album.

GWAR "Ragnarok" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of 1995 album.

GWAR "This Toilet Earth" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of 1994 album.

Jungle Rot "s/t" LP (Victory) New album from the long-running death metal group. 

Skeletonwitch "Devouring Radiant Light" LP (Prosthetic) New album from Skeletonwitch, influenced by classic Scandinavian groups like Enslaved and Dissection.

Thou "Inconsolable" (Acoustic) LP Community Acoustic album from the doom metal group.

Thou "Rhea Sylvia" LP (Deathwish) "Rhea Sylvia" is the first of three EPs the band plans to release in 2018. It is a six song monster that sees Thou exploring melodious territory with more confidence than ever before. All the while maintaining a heaviness and depth that few other bands could ever achieve.

PUNK & HARDCORE
Gang of Four "A Brief History of the Twentieth Century" 2xLP (Rhino) Compilation from Gang of Four which highlights their recordings from 1979-1983.

Germs "GI" LP (Rhino) Reissue on blue vinyl.

Hell, Richard & the Voidoids "Blank Generation" LP (Rhino) "Orange/black ink spot" colored vinyl reissue.

Nervous Exits "Get Out" CD (Sonic Surgery) Rock 'n' roll quintet from Austin. A mutual love of punk and garage rock brought the band together as friends in their late teens. They went their separate ways for a few years, then coincidentally ended up in together again. This time around, a mutual love for the MC5, Captain Beefheart, and other adventurous sounds of the sixties and seventies inspired the guys to start a band

Nervous Exits "Get Out" LP (Sonic Surgery) LP version.

Omega Tribe "No Love Lost" LP (Sealed Records) Reissue of 1983 anarchopunk album.

Rixe "Cassette Promo" CS (La Vida Es un Mus) Rixe are back are with a fresh three song attack. "La Clé" is two minutes and twenty seconds of lean, mean and meaty Oi! that only Rixe over the last few years have perfected. It's driving sound is built on razor sharp tight drums, a slightly phased guitar and vocals that bite and bark.

S.H.I.T. "Complete S.H.I.T." LP (La Vida Es un Mus) Compilation of demos and 7" tracks. Raging hardcore with stomping drums, dirty guitar work with and vocals drenched in reverb.

S.H.I.T. "What do you Stand for?" LP (La Vida Es un Mus) New album from the hardcore band.

Scientists, The "Weird Love" LP (Numero Group) Unhinged Aussie grunge captured just as the Scientists were imploding/attempting to explode. Recorded over three days in February 1986, Weird Love is the band's last ditch effort to bring their bad vibes to bedrooms the world over, a colossal failure and brilliant mistake that sounds best when blasting out of 1982 Corolla's blown Alpine tweeters.

Snob "s/t" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus) SNOB has snarled around the local London scene since 2014, leaving a trail of two self-released 7 inches and adulation in their wake. It's now the year 2018, and SNOB finally bring us their fully fledged follow up of tense hardcore punk that's characterised by frantic snotty dictation, agitated guitar lines and pummelling rhythms. The ten songs on the self-titled 12" are filled with disparities - sneering hi-energy, sentient meat and potato, adroit silliness, agitated apathy - creating a bleak and angry sonic force. The whip-smart whip-short lyrics are almost a poetry-to-arms that rails against all of the absurdities of modern living.

v/a "Not Good For Your Health: Punk Nuggets 1972-1984" 2xLP (Rhino) New punk compilation that features the era's definitive punk songs, including Blank Generation, Blitzkrieg Bop, and more.

MINIMAL WAVE
Modern Mannequins "Discography 1983-1985" LP (Deanwell Global Music) Discography by 80s minimal wave/synth punk band The Modern Mannequins. From the dusty synthesizers and drum machines of 1980s Atlanta comes this forgotten and incredible discography. The short-lived Modern Mannequins are a rare specimen of synth punk from the south, countering similar sounds coming from the west coast and Europe in the early 80s. While comparable to bands such as The Units, The Screamers, and Blancmange, The Modern Mannequins sound stands uniquely on its own- both poppy and catchy, while distinctively punk rock.

SOUL, FUNK & R&B
Andrews, Ruby "Black Ruby" LP (Everland) The brilliant second LP from this marvelous soul singer first appeared on the Zodiac label in 1972. Although for the longest time she has been a Chicago resident, Ruby Andrews's wonderfully dramatic vocals sounds like straight from the deep south of the USA. An exemplary classic of a deep- and Chicago-soul.

Brown, Alex "In Search of Love" LP (Everland) Reissue, originally released in 1970. Singer-songwriter Alexandra Brown has worked extensively as a back-up singer with Ray Charles as member of the Raeletts, and with Monk Higgins. A holy grail for sixties soul lovers.

Frazier, Ceasar "Hail Ceasar!" LP (Tidal Waves) Hailing from Indianapolis, Caesar Frazier was a funky soul-jazz organist who recorded several albums for the Eastbound/Westbound label family during the '70s. In addition to recording on his own, Frazier also played keyboards in Marvin Gaye's backing band. In 1972 Frazier cut his first album 'Hail Ceasar', which featured musicians commonly associated with the Prestige label's jazz-funk outings - Melvin Sparks (guitar), Houston Person (tenor), and Idris Muhammad (drums). Those names alone should give you a clear idea what's going down on this album: slick wa wa guitar lines, the crisp ultra bumpin' conga rhythms, Idris's slick funk beats, screaming sax solos and last but not least Caesar's trademark Hammond organ sound.

Shake "Music Is The Only Way We Can Communicate" LP (Everland) Reissue, originally released in 1978.

Thomas, Ural & the Pain "Vibrations" 7" (Tender Loving Empire) New single from the R&B group.

Time, The "Ice Cream Castle" [Neapolitan Split Color Vinyl / Back To The 80's Exclusive] LP (Rhino) "Neopolitan" colored vinyl reissue.

Wonder, Stevie "Signed, Sealed And Delivered" LP Reissue of classic 1970 album.

JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Baby Dodds Trio "Jazz A' La Creole" LP (ORG Music) Classic 40s jazz from this group led by drummer Baby Dodds.

Cohen-Solal, Jean "Captain Tarthopom" LP (Souffle Continu) First ever reissue, originally released in 1973. The progressive Captain Tarthopom is very much in the same style as that featured in Europe on the Vertigo label, but in an instrumental form, and even more audacious, without turning its back on classical influences. Cohen-Solal's affinity with strings, already heard in his work with Serge Franklin (author of the ineffable Free Sitar) on Flûtes Libres, is perfectly echoed here by the work of Jean-Claude Deblais. Includes eight-page booklet. Clear vinyl; Obi strip; Edition of 700.

McBee, Cecil "Mutima" LP (Everland Jazz) Reissue, originally released in 1974 by Strata-East.

Tohru Aizawa Quartet "Tachibana " CD (BBE) CD version.

Tohru Aizawa Quartet "Tachibana" LP (BBE) Tachibana has all the necessary components of a cult album: pressed in small numbers, a few mysterious and vague details about its origins, languishing in obscurity for decades and, above all, superb musical craftsmanship and skill. It can now be enjoyed by a new audience around the world. Fans of Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Pharaoh Sanders and late-era John Coltrane are sure to love it.

LATIN JAZZ / SALSA
El Internacional Ray Camacho "Mucha Salsa" LP (Everland) Reissue, originally released in 1978. 

FOLK
Bachman, Daniel "The Morning Star" CD/LP (Three Lobed) New album from American Primitivist guitarist.

Evans, Dave "The Words In Between" LP (Earth Recordings) Like many albums of the era "Words" was recorded straight to tape in someone's home, but one has only to look a little further to realise that the sounds Dave Evans relayed to a shiny new Revox were unique. Not just the songs, but the guitar on which he played; every aspect of his sound was of his own design. No small feat during a time when most of his peers had to beg borrow or steal an instrument, just to fulfill their Saturday night slot at the Troubadour. Evans has rightfully earned cult status amongst anyone with an ear for the fingerpicking style of guitar. Even the most cursory glance at his 'Old Grey Whistle Test' session is enough to leave one spellbound - Lou Reed (in the audience at the time) was said to have been completely mesmerised by Evans' phenominal - yet seemingly effortless - touch. As far as comparisons go, Evans could easily sit alongside the likes of Robbie Basho or John Fahey in terms of technical ability, but the rarity of his talent lies in his gift for melody, which is relayed both instrumentally, and via his sweet Welsh lilt.

Guthrie, Woody "Struggle" LP (Smithsonian/Folkways) This recording, first released by Folkways founder Moses Asch in 1976 to coincide with the celebration of America's Bicentennial, was originally recorded by Asch in the 1940s. The collection captures Woody Guthrie at his artistic best with gritty songs about the struggles of the American worker ("Waiting at the Gate," "The Dying Miner"), unions ("Ludlow Massacre," "1913 Massacre"), and an ode to a bad man ("Pretty Boy Floyd"). Blues harmonicist Sonny Terry sits in with Guthrie on "Lost John," and fellow traveling companion and folksinger Cisco Houston contributes his voice, guitar, and a song ("Get Along Little Doggie").

Jansch, Bert "L.A. Turnaround" LP (Earth) First of a diptych of albums recorded in and influenced by Bert's time in America. As the title suggests, this album was something of a contrast to Jansch's usual style - taking in swathes of Nashville-infused pedal steel to sparkling effect. Produced in part by the Monkees' Mike Nesmith, whose guidance is much in evidence on this perfectly measured slice of British country-rock.

BLUES
Hopkins, Lightnin' "s/t" LP (Smithsonian/Folkways) Musicologist Sam Charters recorded legendary, Texas country bluesman Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins in 1959 before the revival of rural blues or country music. Nonetheless, this recording of Hopkins's first acoustic sessions was met with immediate critical acclaim and soon became recognized as a blues classic. This vinyl reissue is part of Folkways Records' 70th anniversary celebration series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums released on the record label, starting with Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Jospeh Spence. Remastered from the original 1959 LP master tapes and presented in classic Folkways style with a tip-on jacket featuring original liner notes.

Spence, Joseph "Bahaman Folk Guitar" LP (Smithsonian/Folkways) Recorded in 1958 and released on the Folkways label in 1959, Bahaman Folk Guitar introduced American listeners to Joseph Spence's unique guitar and vocal styles. These field recordings by musicologist Sam Charters capture Spence in a relaxed, expansive mood - only one of the six selections in the set is under five minutes in length. Spence's guitar style was due in part to the D tuning of his bass string, which produced a lower bass sound. Whereas many critics have called Spence's vocal style unorthodox, they have found his guitar playing spontaneous and iconic. Some music critics have gone so far as to refer to him as the "Thelonious Monk of folk guitar."

WORLD MUSIC
Akwassa "In the Groove" LP (Om Dooby Dochas) First-time reissue, originally released in 1977. In The Groove is Akwassa's second album, despite recording three albums released under the moniker Heads Funk Band with exactly the same line-up as Akwassa from 1975 to 1978. However, the main difference between In The Groove and the earlier records is a more slick and polished feeling and a strong reggae element.

Costita, Hector Sexteto  "Impacto" LP (Vinilisssimo) Reissue, originally released in 1964. Born in Argentina, saxophonist and flutist Hector "Costita" Bisignani arrived to Brazil in the late 1950s and played with some of the biggest names of the era, such as João Donato, Manfredo Fest, and Sérgio Mendes. The album includes three Costita compositions, songs by Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes, and a superb version of Horace Silver's "Tokyo Blues". An explosive mix of tough jazz and Brazilian samba in equal measure, widely considered Costita's best work. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Gyan, Kiki "Feeling So Good" LP (Om Dooby Dochas) First-time reissue, originally released in 1979. The second solo effort from the Ghanian keyboardis who joined Afro rock legends Osibisa at the age of 15. Gyan mixes Western disco sounds, funk, African traditional chants and reggae sounds into an ever-flowing groove music that has lots of melody and mesmerizes by the swirling percussion patterns. Feeling So Good is an equally physical and spiritual affair and contains six lengthy tunes.

Manco, Baris "24 Ayar" LP (Hammer Muzik) Originally released in 1985, another great album by Turkish legend Baris Manco.

Manco, Baris "Degmesin Yagli Boya" LP (Hammer Muzik) Originally released in 1983.

Manco, Baris "Sozum Meclisten Disari" LP (Hammer Muzik) Originally released in 1981, this is another killer album by Turkish legend Baris Manço, recorded with the same line-up as the previous "Yeni Bir Gün" album. Psych / Funk / Progressive sounds full of heavy drums & bass lines, Moog / analog keyboards, and psychedelic guitar. Featuring the killer duet with Deniz Tüney ("Alla Beni Pulla Beni"), the superb boogie-funk styled "Adem Oglu Kizgin Firin Havva Kizi Mercimek, the cosmic-progressive sounds on "2025 (Üçüncü Ve Son Yolculuk) and more.

Manco, Baris "Yeni Bir Gun" LP (Hammer Muzik) The late 70s found Turkey in an economic slump, and there was a huge rise in political violence. Baris Manco, who so often put out collections of singles, rose to the occasion by spending 6 months holed up with his longtime backing band the Kurtalan Ekspres. The result was this studio album of Anatolian bummer psychedelia, often unfairly overlooked because it came out in the rather un-cosmic year of 1979, but also considered his best work by many. Yep, there are still electrified versions of Turkish folk songs, and the spaceshot ARPs & Korgs of "2023" are here too. "Yeni Bir Gun" is viciously funky & brilliantly arranged, with tidbits stolen out of the latest disco hits, & lean, mean synthesizers that emerge from the beats like carbonated bubbles. Melancholy maqams & catastrophic Korgs collide when the Turkish psych master glides unflinchingly into the grim late 70s.

Pino, Geraldo & the Heartbeats  "Afro Soco Soul Live" LP (Om Dooby Dochas) Reissue, originally released in 1972. Pino created some of the hottest funky sounds with sophisticated sound gear, outstanding clothing, and songs that made your blood boil. After a few 7" releases throughout the 1960s the first real album of Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats hit the scene in 1972. A sacred gem of African funk music reissued. 

Salvanini, Hareton "A Virgem de Saint Tropez" LP (Vinilisssimo) Reissue, originally released in 1974. The soundtrack for the French-Brazilian production A Virgem de Saint Tropez from the Polish film maker Zygmunt Sulistrowski, who pioneered the format of shooting low-budget soft porn on exotic locations. With ultiple layers of refined strings and delicate orchestral sounds, Salvanini creates a record full of groovy guitars and percussions -- no wonder he is considered by many a lesser known Arthur Verocai. This record could rival the best of KPM or Chappell library LPs. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Santiago, Emilio "s/t" LP (Far Out) Reissue of the 1975 self-titled debut album from Brazilian vocalist and bossa nova luminary Emilio Santiago. Nicknamed "the Nat King Cole of Brazil", Santiago was a master bossa balladeer and a top-class crooner. Originally released on the CID label, the album showcases the full range of Emilio's talents, while paying homage to some of Brazil's greatest composers, including Jorge Ben, Marcos and Sergio Valle, and Ivan Lins, among others. Features João Donato, Wilson das Neves, Ivan "Mamão" Conti, Victor Assis Brasil, and more.

v/a "Rough Guide To Cambodian Psychedelia"  LP (World Music Network) Ten of the finest tracks culled from 'The Rough Guide to Latin Psychedelia' on 180 gram vinyl. The LP includes a download card allowing you to download the entire album as well as a bonus album 'The Rough Guide to Los Destellos'.

REGGAE / DUB / SKA
Prince Far I "Voice of Thunder" LP (Get On Down) Prince Far I aka the Voice Of Thunder got his start in the burgeoning Jamaican music industry as a sound system DJ (for Sir Mike The Musical Dragon), working security at Joe Gibbs' stuido and in a similar roll at Coxsone Dodd's Studio One. As fate would have it, King Stitt, the regular DJ at Studio One, failed to turn up to voice a track and the up and commer convinced Coxsone to give him a try on the mic. The resulting cut launched the career of one of Reggae's most famous toasters - though he liked to describe his style as a chanter rather than the more popular term toaster. First releasing records using the moniker King Cry Cry, the same name he'd used working Sir Mike's sound system, he soon changed his name to Prince Far I at the suggestion of producer Enos McLeod. On Voice Of Thunder, Prince Far I is supported by an extremely sparse yet heavy instrumental backing which perfectly compliments his growling voice. As is often the case with Prince Far I, much of the material is essentially Bible verse, "Ten Commandments" being a perfect example. The Voice Of Thunder full length also includes a tribute to the very recently deceased Bob Marley, and he even takes time to take UK skinheads to task for wearing polyster (forbidden to a real rastafarian). Long out of print on vinyl, this 1981 masterpiece from Prince Far I is back in effect thanks to Get On Down.

Rhythm & Sound "The Versions" LP (Burial Mix) The Berlin-based duo of Mark Ernestus and Moritz von Oswald have been blending electronic club music and dub reggae since the early 90s. Releases on their labels Basic Channel, Maurizio (M Series), Chain Reaction and Main Street Records set the template for dub techno long before it was known. They've gone on to inspire a wealth of producers and musicians. As Rhythm & Sound they explored the dub reggae oriented side of their sound, teaming up with vocalists like the legendary lovers rock and roots singer Cornell Campbell. The Versions compiles 8 dub versions of these original tracks and showcases Ernestus and von Oswald's deft ability to work within the genre. Every single one of the songs is a testament to their skill as songwriters and producers. They express a keen ear for minimalism while maintaining the integrity of the original tracks. A must have release for any fan of dub and dub techno.

Rhythm & Sound "w/ The Artists" LP (Burial Mix) Showcases the series of heavily reggae-oriented tunes that were created from 2001-2003 -- starting with the landmark 'King In My Empire' w/ Cornel Campbell. Features eight tracks, voiced in Berlin, New York and Jamaica by seven artists, some of them living legends; Cornel Campbell, Paul St. Hilaire, Shalom, The Chosen Brothers, Love Joy, Jennifer Lara and Jah Batta.

v/a "Midnight to Six... First Time in Jamaica" LP (Kingston Sounds( Songs by artists who performed at the Hammersmith Palais venue in London June 5th,1977. Features artists from the full line-up of the show: Delroy Wilson, Leroy Smart, Ken Boothe, and Dillinger. In attendance at that legendary gig was Joe Strummer, singer from the punk rock band The Clash, the gig inspiring the band's classic song "White Man In Hammersmith Palais" recorded a year later. 

ELECTRONIC
Dozzy, Donato "Filo Loves the Acid" LP (Tresor) For its 303rd release, Tresor present a commissioned work by Donato Dozzy, Filo Loves The Acid. Rome-based production maestro and DJ extraordinaire Donato Dozzy is unanimously considered as an illustrious leading light in all techno artforms. A relentless collection of radical, propulsive, and bleeding-heart acid tracks. Donato Dozzy wishes to dedicate this work to his lifelong friend Filo.

Lolina "The Smoke" LP (No Label) Third solo album from Lolina (aka Inga Copeland of Hype Williams).

Loosefingers "EP 1 " 12" (Alleviated) Reissue of this classic Chicago house EP by Larry Heard which predates the Mr. Fingers moniker.

Loosefingers "What Is House?" 12" (Alleviated) Reissue of the third Loosefingers from Larry Heard.

Oneohtrix Point Never "We'll Take It" 12" (Warp) EP featuring 3 new songs.

Ross From Friends "Family Portrait" 2xLP LP (Brainfeeder) Having recently made his inaugural outing on Brainfeeder with "Aphelion EP", British producer Ross From Friends aka Felix Clary Weatherall returns with his debut album on Flying Lotus' label. "Family Portrait" is characterised by a perpetual desire to experiment and Felix's obsessive attention to detail, somehow marrying an intricately layered production style with warm, heavily saturated sonics that elevate, rather than stifle, his melodious funk.

Thousand Foot Whale Claw "Black Hole Party" CS (Holodeck) Austin based experimental collective Thousand Foot Whale Claw is back with the new cosmic full length Black Hole Party. Featuring members of S U R V I V E, Troller, Single Lash and Future Museums, this is the supergroup's second LP and their most accomplished work to date. Inspired by progressive 70's German kraut-rock, Thousand Foot Whale Claw maintains a classic style while establishing an original voice. With album art by renowned contemporary sci-fi/fantasy illustrator Kilian Eng, Black Hole Party's aesthetic is cohesively curated throughout its dense, multi-layered track list, ranging from serene sound baths to driving dance beats.

Underworld / Iggy Pop "Teatime Dub Encounters" LP - The four track EP is the result of a few clandestine hotel room recording sessions that began a few weeks after Underworld and Iggy Pop each released their last albums on the same day (3/18/16). It is neither historical nor a tribute to past work; it is the work of artists in motion, engaged in a process that they both bring to all of their work - one that uses spontaneity as a spur for creativity. Underworld are one of the UK's most influential electronic acts while Iggy Pop virtually invented punk rock.

v/a [Violet Poison / Bakunin Commando / Diana Berti] "Dynamics of Pressure" 2x12" (Vague Output) Industrial techno split.

Vainqueur "Reductions 1995-1997" 3x12" (Scion Versions) Seminal x-ray techno from Berlin - rolling, relentless and stoically dubwise. These productions by René Löwe - plucked and fluffed from three 12"s originally released 1996-97 - are right at the heart of the Chain Reaction mythology/mystery, and represent perhaps the most faithful and meticulous transcription of the Basic Channel genome there's ever been.

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Fujita, Masayoshi "Stories" LP (Erased Tapes) "Stories" is the first vibraphone solo album by Berlin-based Japanese artist Masayoshi Fujita, who also known as El Fog and a collaboration project with Jan Jelinek. This quietly exquisite album by Fujita, is like a book of illustration, painting 8 delicate pictures of small stories about the nature we are embracing....cloud, forest, river, swan and morning dews....things that we all are so familiar with, but yet so quaint.

Musci, Roberto & Giovanni Venosta "Water Messages On Desert Sand" LP (ReR Reissue of this tribal ambient gem, originally released in 1987.

EXPERIMENTAL 
Fuchs, Limpe "Compilation 1977-2017" CD (Play Loud!) Collected for the exhibition "trampelpfadnomainroad" at Städtische Galerie Traunstein. Unreleased music celebrating the art and music of Limpe Fuchs.

Ishibashi, Eiko & Darin Gray "Ichida" LP (Black Truffle) The first release from the duo of two important, yet often underappreciated musicians, Eiko Ishibashi and Darin Gray. Ishibashi is a singer-songwriter, keyboardist, drummer, and multi-instrumentalist, known for her own elaborately conceptual solo albums and her frequent collaborations with Jim O'Rourke, Merzbow, and Phew. Darin Gray is a bassist and multi-instrumentalist known for a multitude of collaborations (with O'Rourke and Loren Connors, among many others), for On Fillmore (with Glenn Kotche), and as one half of Chikamorachi with Chris Corsano. Ichida features the entirely of the duo's live set performed at Tokyo's Super Deluxe in March 2013. The set features shades of "spiritual jazz" and lush electronics recalling the classic work of David Behrman.

Nakamura, Toshimaru "Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9)" CD (Room40) The latest edition from Tokyo-based artist Toshimaru Nakamura. The "No-Input Mixing Board" is a unique instrument pioneered by Nakamura. As its name suggests, it is a mixing console within which external no input exists. Initially used by Nakamura as a more tonal instrument, creating incredibly high frequency outputs, over time the mixing board has become decidedly more rhythmic and harmonic. It is this sonic territory that is the focus of this edition. The board's tonality is front-and-center; low pulses and cavernous pulses fizzle and murmur with a subtle but frenetic energy.

SOUNDTRACKS
"Deadly Prey" by Tim Heintz, Tim James, Steve McClintock LP (Toxic Toast) Original Instrumental score Soundtrack and vocal theme song. Composed on 80's synth keyboards in an epic style that makes Rambo jealous!

"Hasbro Studio Presents '80s TV Classics: Music From The Transformers" by Robert J. Walsh and Johnny Douglas LP (Enjoy the Ride) Limited edition colored vinyl. This is the first official release of the score in any format - the album includes 45 minutes of unreleased music including the iconic opening theme song, composed Robert J. Walsh and Johnny Douglas. The album features music from seasons 1-3 of The Transformers animated series which debuted in 1984.

"Jungle Trap"  by Taken By Savages LP Beginning in the '70s, James Bryan moved from adult movies to action epics like "Lady Street Fighter"and drive-in horror masterpieces like "Don't Go In The Woods". But the straight-to-video distribution market was gradually evaporating, a realization he had only after he'd completed principal photography on Jungle Trap, a particularly bizarre undertaking that he'd tackled with his long time creative partner, producer/actress Renee Harmon. Distributors were folding across the industry and those remaining were not adventurous enough to handle the project. Heartbroken, cinematic legend Bryan shelved his movie and never directed again. Bleeding Skull were devoted fans of James Bryan's work, but had no idea that Jungle Trap had even been attempted. Under director James Bryan's guidance, Taken By Savages recorded a new score using '80s synthesizers and perfectly emulating the era's sound.

"Tenebre" by Goblin 2xLP (Waxwork) "Tenebre" is the soundtrack of the eponymous film directed by Dario Argento in 1982, which celebrated today its 30th anniversary. Even if released as 'Simonetti - Pignatelli - Morante', it's usually considered an actual Goblin album; as many people know, the 'real' Goblin were releasing the LP "Volo" at the same time, and the band's name and logo could not be used for copyright reasons.


"The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers: The Complete Recordings" by Howard Shore 5xLP (Rhino)

PRINTED MATTER  
Cockroach Conservatory "Volume #1" MAG (Cockroach Conservatory)

Friday, July 20th

POP/ROCK
Astley, Rick "Beautiful Life" CD (BMG) New album.

Drahla "Twelve Divisions of the Day" 7" (Captured Tracks) Blending wiry, dark post-punk with unpredictable art-rock, Drahla have established themselves as a formidable and distinctive band across their two sold out 7" singles and the 2017 Third Article EP. Formed in late 2015, Drahla quickly found their identity in Yorkshire's fertile music scene with their minimal yet robust bass-heavy sound. Their reputation as a fervent live act is ever-growing, with the band being asked to share stages with the likes of Parquet Courts, METZ, Ought, Buzzcocks, Hookworms, The Cribs and more.

Growlers, The "Are You In Or Out? " LP (Everloving) Reissue of the 2009 album from garage rockers The Growlers.

Hontatedori
"Konata Kanata" LP (Blue Chopsticks) The Tokyo-based trio's second release. Taku Unami, Moe Kamura and Tetuzi Akiyama are better known as solo performers and in their numerous collaborations than they are in this unique, lovely trio-at least until now. Hontatedori places Kamura's wonderfully delicate voice amidst the mercurial two-guitar landscape of Unami and Akiyama in crystalline settings of aphoristic song. The group describes their pieces as originating in monophonic compositions by Unami that gesture eccentrically toward medieval plainchant: "Originally their music sounded like covert and whispering folk music, however, they've come to the sound of quiet funkiness and cold psychedelia." Some listeners might liken them to a dialed-back, considerably more reserved version of  various Dagmar Krause-led groups such as  Slapp Happy and the Art Bears given  their erasure of  separation between art and pop song. The eighteen exquisite minutes of "Konata Kanata" ("Here There," in a slightly antiquated Japanese word choice) hearken back to the golden age of unclassifiable post-punk 12" EPs, in which at a certain point all that you might know of a particular group consists of rigorously vetted representative pieces (see "A Taste of DNA," etc.), but also to miniatures-tantalizing scraps of song-that are one of the legacies of musical modernism.

Luluc "Sculptor" CD (Sub Pop) Sculptor can be consumed loud, because while Luluc's music is at times masterful in it's minimalism, it is anything but quiet in impact.

Malakian, Daron and Scars On Broadway "Dictator" LP (Scarred for Life) Vinyl LP pressing. Dictator is the follow up from critically acclaimed guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and his project Scars On Broadway. Recorded by Malakian in 2012, it was thought to be material for the next System Of A Down album, but the project began to take a different direction.

Myers, Meg "Take Me To The Disco" CD (Atlantic 300) 2018 release, the sophomore full-length album from the LA-based singer/songwriter from the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. Myers - who has been compared to the likes of Alanis Morissette and PJ Harvey - is known for her dark pop music that blends catchy melodies and haunting vocals in a guitar-synth soundscape.

Negative Scanner "Nose Picker" LP (Trouble In Mind) New album from Chicago post-punk group.

Odesza "My Friends Never Die EP" 12" (Foreign Family Collective) Reissue of 2013 EP.

Odesza "Summer's Gone" LP (Foreign Family Collective) Reissue of Odesza's 2012 debut.

Optiganally Yours "O.Y. In Hi-Fi" LP (Joyful Noise Recordings) The Optigan was a chord organ made by Mattel in the early 1970s. This intriguing instrument played back lo-fi sound loops on flexible LP-sized discs, each disc containing optically-encoded rhythm section grooves in a particular style of music (ie country, bossa nova, etc), along with drum loops and keyboard tones. Optiganally Yours started in the mid 1990s when one of Rob Crow's housemates, Pea Hix, became obsessed with the magnificent Optigan. When Pea had the idea to start a band around these haunting sounds, Rob chimed in and said "I'll be the singer, and the band will be called Optiganally Yours."

Madonna "Who's That Girl by Madonna" LP (Rhino) Soundtrack to Madonna's 1987 comedy Who's That Girl. Features the title track and "Causing A Commotion".

Ovlov "TRU" LP (Exploding In Sound) New album from indie pop rock group.

Pedro the Lion "Winners Never Quit" LP (Jade Tree) Reissue of the 2000 album from Pedro the Lion.

Punch Brothers "All Ashore" CD (Nonesuch) Punch Brothers return with All Ashore, their first album since 2015's The Phosphorescent Blues.

Real Friends "Composure" LP (Fearless) New album from the Illinois pop-punk band.

Rosehardt "Songs in the Key of Solitude" LP (Styles Upon Styles) Rosehardt cut his teeth as an actor at SUNY Purchase and as one half of the NYC duo Quincy Vidal before mining his past, present, and future for themes on his introspective (and ultimately defiant) solo debut. He winds his way between genres and styles with ease, sounding equally at home in setting the stage with R&B for album opener "Sunday' as he does weaving synth-pop choruses into Boot Camp Clik indebted hip hop on "Play" and "Bad Song." The album's emotional and musical centerpieces bookend the record: "Fall Into You" is a devastating embrace of loneliness, a raw meditation on a broken heart that transitions through the stages of attachment, manipulation, emotional burden and, ultimately, blissful detachment; "Goddamn" concludes the LP with a searing depiction of Rosehardt's religious upbringing that documents his family, his faith and his frustration with the world's expectations that have shaped his identity as an artist, and as a man.

Segall, Ty & White Fence "Joy" CD/LP/CS (Drag City) New collaborative album.

Shark, Amy "Love Monster" LP (RCA) Debut studio album by Australian alternative pop singer-songwriter.

Soul Asylum "Made To Be Broken" CD (Omnivore ) If Say What You Will...'s inchoate, raunchy blur is a bit much, then album number two, again produced by Bob Mould, straightens things out a bit and lets riffs emerge from the walls of distortion.

Ume "Other Nature" LP (Modern Outsider) Limited green colored vinyl LP pressing. Meshing explosive indie rock with the raw passion of punk and the melodic sophistication of pop, Ume are an acclaimed Austin-based band who've earned a following for their powerful live performances and clever music.

v/a "Midnight in Tokyo Vol. 2" LP (Studio Mule) The second installment to the compilation series that rounds up hidden gems by Japanese artists that's perfect for listening at night in Tokyo, is here. Vol. 2 brings together some tasty electric jazz fusion from the '80s, compiled by Dubby, the man behind the online record store Ondas. 13-track compilation featuring Genji Sawai, Today's Latin Project (with arrangements by Yasuaki Shimizu), Jugando, Yuji Toriyama, and more.

RAP & HIP HOP
Internet, The "Hive Mind" CD/LP (Columbia) The follow up to 2015's critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated album Ego Death. With this new album, The Internet present enormous growth in their creative chemistry and prove they are a five-person force whose singular talents created one phenomenal whole.


Jay Rock "Redemption" CD (Top Dawg Entertainment) New third album from rapper Jay Rock.

Notorious B.I.G "Greatest Hits" LP (Bad Boy Records" On red vinyl.

Pharcyde "Labcabincalifornia" 2xLP (Craft Recordings) Reissue of the second album by hip hop group The Pharcyde, originally released in 1995, three years after their debut Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde.
Price, Sean & Illa Ghee "Metal Detectors" LP (Ruck Down Records) New music from Sean Price and Illa Ghee, with features from Michael Rapaport, Rim and Royal Flush.

West, Kanye "ye" CD (Def Jam) The seven-track release from the rapper was streamed live from Wyoming and featured guest appearances from 070 Shake, DeJ Loaf, Jeremih, Kid Cudi, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Ty Dolla $ign, Valee and Charlie Wilson.

CLASSIC ROCK
Cooper, Alice "Dada" LP (Rhino) Released in 1983, DaDa was Cooper's final album for Warner Bros. Includes the single, "I Love America".

Cooper, Alice "Easy Action" LP (Rhino/Warner Bros.) Reissue of 1970 album.

Cooper, Alice "Flush The Fashion" LP (Rhino) Alice Cooper's 1980 album, which reflects his venture into the New Wave genre. Contains the singles "Clones (We're All)", and "Talk Talk".

Cooper, Alice "Killer" LP (Rhino/Warner Bros.) Reissue of 1971 album.

Cooper, Alice "Zipper Catches Skin" LP (Rhino) Alice Cooper's 1982 album that features the song "I Am The Future". The single is also the theme song to the film Class of 1984.

Los Lobos "How Will The Wolf Survive" LP (Rhino) One of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, this critically acclaimed album features the singles "Don't Worry Baby" as well as the title track.
Stewart, Rod "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" [Pink Vinyl / Back To The 80's Exclusive] LP (Rhino) Vinyl reissue of greatest hits album. On pink vinyl.

Yes "90125" LP (Rhino) Reissue on tri-colored vinyl.

Zappa, Frank "Chunga's Revenge" LP (Zappa Recordings) This 1970 LP introduced a formidable new Mothers of Invention including George Duke, Aynsley Dunbar, Ian Underwood and ex-Turtles Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman (a.k.a. Flo & Eddie). Rock takes turns toward jazz, funk, doo-wop, psychedelia and the wildly experimental here, with Frank's guitar work dazzling across "Transylvania Boogie," "Twenty Small Cigars," "Would You Go All the Way?," "Rudy Wants to Buy Yez a Drink," the title track and more.

PSYCHEDELIC & PROGRESSIVE MUSIC
JK & Co. "Suddenly One Summer" LP (BeatRocket) In 1968, 15-year-old guitarist/singer Jay Kaye trekked from Las Vegas to Vancouver, British Columbia. There, with a topnotch team of session musicians, he recorded Suddenly One Summer, a dark masterpiece of orchestral psychedelia. Original album issued in July 1968.

Left Banke "Walk Away Renee / Pretty Ballerina" LP (Sundazed) Vinyl LP pressing. The Left Banke's 1967 album Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts of the '60s, thanks to frontman Steve Martin's evocative lead vocals, the haunting harmonies of band membersTom Finn and George Cameron, the ambitious songwriting of keyboardist Michael Brown, and exquisite, classically-influenced arrangements that were unlike anything else in popular music at the time. "Walk Away Renee," released the previous year as the band's first single, remains one of the era's most recognizable (and most-covered) standards. In addition to "Walk Away Renee" and it's followup hit "Pretty Ballerina," the album also features such memorable numbers as "She May Call You Up Tonight," "Barterers and Their Wives" and "Shadows Breaking Over My Head."

80s POP & ROCK
Spandau Ballet "Gold" 2xLP LP (Rhino) Vinyl reissue of greatest hits album.

METAL
Amorphis "The Karelian Isthmus" LP (Relapse) Reissue of the 1992 debut album from Finnish death metal group.

Annihilator "Alice In Hell" LP (Music On Vinyl) Reissue of 1989 thrash album.

Death "Individual Thought Patterns: 25 Year Anniversary Version" 2xLP (Relapse) Deluxe limited edition one time pressing of DEATH's classic fifth album, featuring expanded packaging and a bonus LP of a live concert from Germany in 1993.

Death "Leprosy: 30 Year Anniversary Version" 2xLP (Relapse) Deluxe limited edition one time pressing of DEATH's legendary second album, featuring expanded packaging and a bonus LP featuring 10 Leprosy rehearsal recordings.

Expander "Endless Computer" CD/CS (Night Rhythms) New album from Austin-based 'neuropunk' group.

Expander "Live Technorat Attack" CS (Night Rhythms) New album from local group.

Germanic Iron "Harjaz" CS (Night Rhythms) EP from barbaric death metal group.

Glass Shrine "Lapidary" CS (Night Rhythms) 36 minutes of energetic, impassioned and triumphant black metal.

Incinerated "Lobotomise" LP (Night Rhythms) Australian deathgrind.

Loud Night "S/T" 7" (Night Rhythms) Debut 7" from Richmond 'motor-punk' group.

Megadeth "Killing Is My Business And Business Is Good: The Final Kill" 2xLP (Century Media) Deluxe reissue featuring a new audio mix and revised album cover.

Skull Smasher "Cranial Emulsification" CS (Night Rhythms) Debut demo from death metal group.

Syrictus "S/T" LP (Night Rhythms) EP from technical death metal group.

Yahar'gul "S/T" CD/LP (Night Rhythms) Debut release from Bloodborne-inspired black metal project.

PUNK & HARDCORE
Corkscrew Nose Dive "Into The Asphalt" CD Self-Released New EP from Fort Worth punk band.

SOUL, FUNK & R&B
Turner, Ike & Tina "The Soul of Ike & Tina" LP (Wax Love) Reissue of Ike and Tina Turner's The Soul Of Ike & Tina, originally released on Sue in 1961. The debut LP from one of the most dynamic duos in the history of recorded music. Featuring their classic singles, "A Fool In Love" and "I Idolize You", this is one of the best R&B records of the early '60s.

Warwick, Dionne "Don't Make Me Over" LP (Doxy) Reissue, originally released in 1963. A stunning compilation of buried gems from Dionne Warwick's early years. Edition of 500 (numbered).

Warwick, Dionne "Make Way For Dionne Warwick" LP (Wax Love) Reissue, originally released in 1964. Warwick's third album features some of the biggest and best hits of her illustrious career, including "Walk On By", "You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart)", and "Reach Out For Me". Features seven bonus tracks.

JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Cherry, Don "Home Boy, Sister Out" LP (Wewantsounds) Don Cherry's downtown Paris funk masterwork Home Boy, Sister Out, produced in 1985 by Ramuntcho Matta and originally released by Barclay in France only, finally gets a worldwide release on Wewantsounds. Features French post-punk muse Elli Medeiros, avant-garde poet Brion Gysin, cult Senegalese drummer Abdoulaye Prosper Niang (Xalam), and more. A unique soundbite of Paris in the early '80s at its coolest when funk, jazz, and new wave were mingling with sounds from Africa, Jamaica, and Latin America. Includes five bonus tracks. Double LP version comes in a gatefold sleeve and features a new essay by French journalist Jacques Denis (Liberation).

Di Meola, Al "Elegant Gypsy & More (Live)" CD (earMUSIC) New album from the jazz guitarist.
Monk, Thelonious "Nutty" 7" (Gearbox) From the forthcoming, previously unreleased Monk LP due September. To many people this is the definitive Thelonious Monk Quartet line up, recorded at their peak, for a Danish radio broadcast in 1963. Charlie Rouse (sax) Frankie Dunlop (Drums) and John Ore (Bass) deliver a truly outstanding version of Nutty. Ore and Dunlop really dig in and swing. Simultaneously driving and laid back, Monk's masterful use of space and melody in Charlie Rouse's solo is a clear demonstration as to why Monk is considered by many to be the the best accompanist the jazz world has ever known.

Monk, Thelonious "Portraits: Thelonious Monk" LP (Portraits) Thelonious Monk, caught here in different formations, featuring saxophone masters such as Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Griffin, and John Coltrane. Includes selections from Thelonious Monk Trio (1954), Monk's Music (1957), Brilliant Corners (1957), Misterioso (1958), and Thelonious Himself (1957).

R=R=NOW "Collagically Speaking" LP (Blue Note) Debut album from new group featuring Robert Glasper.

FEMALE VOCALS
Piaf, Edith "Les Plus Belles Chansons" LP (Wax Love) Brilliant retrospective of Edith Piaf's career. Collects some of her most famous recordings, including the immortal "La Vie En Rose", "Tout Fout Le Camp", and "Le Vagabond". A perfect entry point into the world of one of the greatest vocalists of the 20th century.

BLUES
Hooker, John Lee "House of the Blues" LP (Wax Love) Reissue, originally released in 1960. House Of The Blues collects John Lee Hooker's early 1950s shellac singles for the legendary Chicago blues label Chess Records. Features Hooker's beautiful blues vocals, raw guitar playing, and foot stomping to keep the beat.

House, Son "This Little Light of Mine" LP (Wax Love) Collection of recordings from the one of the most legendary Southern blues men in history, Son House. Collects the recordings that defined his careers: the Library of Congress and Fisk University recordings at Klack's Store, Lake Cormorant, Mississippi, in August 1941 and in July of 1942 at Robinsonville, Mississippi.

Howlin' Wolf "Rarities From the Singles As & Bs 1951-62" LP (Doxy) The legendary Howlin' Wolf recorded dozens of stellar Chicago blues singles for RPM and Chess Records between 1951 and 1962. In this stunning compilation is a selection of incredible rarities from the first decade of his career.

WORLD MUSIC
Astatke, Mulatu (and his Ethiopian Quintet) "Afro Latin Soul Vol. 1 & 2" CD (Strut) Reissue of the 1966 debut album from the Ethio-Jazz pioneer.

Astatke, Mulatu (and his Ethiopian Quintet) "Afro Latin Soul Vol. 1" LP (Strut) LP version.

Astatke, Mulatu (and his Ethiopian Quintet) Afro Latin Soul Vol. 2" LP (Strut) Vol. 2.

Ben, Jorge "Ben" LP (Phillips) Reissue of classic 1972 album.

Gilberto, Joao "Chega de Saudade" LP (Wax Love) Reissue, originally released in 1959. The debut album from Brazilian musical legend João Gilberto features the first bossa nova song ever recorded. A milestone in Brazilian recordings and bossa nova music.

ELECTRONIC
Betonkunst & Palmbomen II "Center Parcs" LP (Dekmantel) Recorded in an aging holiday park during off-season, Center Parcs is the debut LP by Dutch artists Betonkust & Palmbomen II. A conceptual, musical-tristesse full of lo-fi harmony, and fanciful, psychedelic-colored modulations, with an undercurrent of saturated, outsider-house beats, all recorded to tape. Palmbomen II, aka Kai Hugo, is the electronic-focused, alter-ego of Palmbomen. Originally from the Netherlands and now living in Los Angeles, his musical relationship with Betonkust stretches back several years, leading to a unique live, and studio-working symbiosis.

Black Lodge "Bitter Blood (A Collection of Archival Recordings)" LP (Disciples) Hot on the heels of a 12" containing a lost slice of leftfield electro comes this collection on a very different tip. Spectral sound sketches that smudge the edges of ambient, post-punk and industrial, harsh tape hiss buffered by spooling coils of melody, recorded in the upstairs room of a Manchester pub.

Boards of Canada "Hi Scores" 12" Skam Reissue of BoC's 1996 EP. Remastered.

Jay Glass Dubs "The Safest Dub" 12" (Berceuse Heroique) Imagine the beauty of a peak time Sade production in the days when pop could be massive and inventive, with some Sly & Robbie voodoo magic from their 80's pop production. Imagine if the brilliance of an Andrew Weatherall remix in the 90's could meet with the melancholy of Roedelius. Summer is officially here. Deal with it and get loose with this one.

Pariah "Here From Where We Are" LP (Houndstooth) Nine moving, multi-layered tracks, where peculiar textures combine with rich harmonies and absorbing melodies into a heady mix of abstracted environments, formally structured songs, and sound collages.

Phase Fatale "Reverse Fall" 12" (Ostgut Ton) Phase Fatale makes his Ostgut Ton debut with the J.G. Ballard-inspired EP Reverse Fall. Over the past four years, Hayden Payne, aka Phase Fatale, has earned a reputation as a techno innovator for his use of dystopian electronics as well as his deep understanding of synthesis and sound design.

Recondite "Rainmaker" 2xLP (Afterlife Recordings) Recondite releases his first full-length record on the Afterlife label, Rainmaker. A six-track, double-vinyl EP crafted from the delicate-yet-powerful ingredients that are Recondite's signature

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Bacalov, Daniel "1984/5: Il Ladro Di Anime/Diario Segreto Contraffatto" LP (Soave) Joint reissue of two of Daniel Bacalov's albums. Daniel Bacalov composed the music of numerous theatrical performances represented in many international theater festivals. Il Ladro Di Anime and Diario Segreto Contraffatto were Bacalov's first two publications on LP, two fundamental documents of the period. The compositions are mainly structured on ethnic percussions played in a masterly manner, accompanied by acoustic guitars and synths of the time, in particular the DX7 and PPG Wave.

Beharie, Michael and Teddy Rankin-Parker "A Heart From Your Shadow" LP (Mondoj) A Heart From Your Shadow could be described as protest music, brimming with intense energy, harrowing anxiety, and steadfast optimism. In addition to a consistent output of solo releases on Astro Nautico, Beharie has joined with Zs and recently performed on albums by Laurel Halo, Greg Fox, and Colin Self. Cellist Rankin-Parker has lent his talents to a wide array of bands and collaborators, such as Primus, Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, and many others.

Dissevelt, Tom & Kid Baltan (The Elektrosoniks) "Electronic Music" LP (Fantome Phonographique) Reissue of The Electrosoniks's Electronic Music, an LP by Tom Dissevelt and Dick Raaymakers's (aka Kid Baltan) originally released in 1962. A forward-thinking collection of bubbling synths and space-age atmospherics that is well ahead of its time. One of David Bowie's favorite albums of all-time. Edition of 500 (hand-numbered).

Fox, Terry "Audioworks" LP (Song Cycle) Song Cycle Records present a reissue of Terry Fox's Audio Works, originally released in 1983. Terry Fox (1943, Seattle-2008, Cologne) was one of the leading pioneers of American body art and conceptual art. In numerous installations, performances, and street events he directed attention to everyday phenomena and aspects of social existence. This collection of Terry Fox's AudioWorks was published in 1983, during the time he lived in Florence, by Maurizio  Nannucci in the Recorthings series of audio cassettes on the Exit & Exempla label.

Kano "Runes" LP (Subliminal Sounds) The first ever vinyl release of Kano's Runes, originally released in 1986. A unique, dark and sparse, tribal, minimal synth, drone, trance, new age recording from the mysterious Kano. Drums, metallophone, synths, and more leads you on a deep inwards trip via damp, cold and foggy caves to the ancients. Don Campbell, aka Kano, described his alias, as "a trance musician from Colorado" on the original release.

EXPERIMENTAL 
Fennesz "Endless Summer" 2xLP (Editions Mego) 2018 reissue of this modern classic. Christian Fennesz is a singularly unique composer of guitar/laptop music and has worked with a vast array of artists such as Jim O'Rourke, David Sylvian, Sparklehorse, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Peter Rehberg.

Laurie & Olly "Ample Profanity" LP (Slip) The first proper collaboration between important lynchpins of the UK avant-classical nexus; Oliver Coates and Laurie Tompkins. A let-it-all-out session of deviant, punkish avant-classical composition hallucinated and expectorated by two prodigious talents. Laurie supposes and composes on keys, tapes, and samples, and Oliver does his part on cello and FX. No wave primitivism clashes quieter cello sensitivities and possessed vox. RIYL: Jandek, Mica Levi, Yeah You.

Meise, Michaela "Ich Bin Griechen" LP (Martin Hossbach) Meise's album is dedicated to the chanson scene of post-war Europe, whose songs were popularly folksy, but also political. The album title is a tribute to Melina Mercouri's album Je Suis Grecque!, which was released in 1971 when Mercouri was deprived of citizenship by the Greek military junta. The album was recorded by Michaela Meise together with members of the group Isolation Berlin as well as the guest singers Carmen Gheorge and Dirk von Lowtzow (Tocotronic). Japanese tip-on gatefold sleeve (heavy weight carton); Edition of 500.

Plagne, Francis & Crys Cole "Two Words" LP (Black Truffle) Debut release from the duo of Canadian sound artist crys cole and Australian songwriter Francis Plagne. Here the duo present a single piece that brings together abstract texture and slow-motion song in a sonic space where genre cedes to the logic of dreams. Working closely with engineer and producer Joe Talia, cole and Plagne extend the studio-as-an-instrument tradition of Teo Macero and This Heat, introducing subtle yet unexpected production shifts.

Sun Araw "Guarda in Alto OST" LP (Goodfellas) Sun Araw's soundtrack of the feature film Guarda In Alto (2017), directed by Fulvio Risuleo. Cameron Stallones, aka Sun Araw, is a contemporary cosmic courier who has collaborated with Laraaji and Congos. Bypassing psych and electronic glitch, Sun Araw jets through a double album that seems to refer to the golden age of computer music as well as to the inventions of the Lovely Music roster for a certain immeasurably psychotic dub aesthetic. Double-LP version is three-sided; etching on the fourth side.

Vainio & Vigroux "Ignis" LP (Cosmo Rhythmatic) A stunning set of previously unheard recordings. Posthumously issued following Mika's untimely death in 2017, Ignis taps into the pair's mutual respect for unsound and proprioceptive allusion. Ignis is a set of six parts paying tribute to a mutual fascination with what lies at and beyond the threshold of sonic comprehension. Hauntingly cinematic, extreme electronic panoramas.

SOUNDTRACKS
"Il Tuo Vizio E' Una Stanza Chiusa E Solo Io Ne Ho La Chiave" by Nicolai Bruno LP (Dagored) Reissue of Bruno Nicolai's score for the 1972 film ("Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key"). The complete soundtrack presented on vinyl here for the first time. A classy symphonic soundtrack featuring harpsichord sounds and poignant violins that create a perfect decadent atmosphere. Color vinyl; Edition of 500. 

"Sette Scialli Di Seta Gialla" by Manuel de Sica LP (Dagored) Reissue of Manuel De Sica's score for the 1972 film ("The Crimes of the Black Cat"). First vinyl edition. A catchy soundtrack which range from romantic melodies to psychedelic pop and bossa nova, mixing together '60s lounge, jazz-funk guitars, and strings dissonance. Color vinyl; Edition of 500.

Patton, Mike "1992 Original Score" CD (Ipecac Recordings) Mike Patton's (Faith No More, Dead Cross, Tomahawk) heavily orchestral original score follows his acclaimed work on the 2012 film The Place Beyond The Pines and is equally haunting and dissonant.

SPOKEN WORD
Artaud, Antonin "Pur En Finir Avec Le Jugement De Dieu" LP (Fantome Phonographique) Reissue. Antonin Artaud was a French poet, dramatist, and director and one of the most important figures in 20th century European theater. "Pour En Finir Avec Le Jugement De Dieu", recorded in 1947 to be aired on French radio, was shelved not only for its scatological, anti-American, anti-religious content, but also for its avant-garde sound, with screams, cries, grunts, glossolalia, and general cacophony. Edition of 500 (hand-numbered).

COMEDY  
Gaffigan, Jim "Noble Ape" CD (Comedy Dynamics) In his all new NOBLE APE stand up special, Jim Gaffigan gets personal as he discusses the medical crisis that befell his wife and family this year, which almost led to his retirement.

LOCAL MUSIC
Evil Triplet "Have a Nice Trip" CD/LP (Super Secret Records) New album from this group featuring Steve Marsh of Terminal Mind.

PRINTED MATTER  
Thrasher Sept 2018 MAG

Friday, July 13th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Friday, July 6th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RAP & HIP HOP
Carters "Everything Is Love" CD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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