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Friday, November 16th

POP/ROCK
Band of Heathens "A Message From the People Revisited" LP (BoH) 
The Band of Heathens have announced an ambitious new project, a re-envisioning of Ray Charles' 1972 album A Message From The People, in its entirety. The band chose to re-record the often forgotten album because of its moving commentary on social justice, abuse-of-power, and its vision for a stronger, more-unified America.

Bitchin Bajas "Rebajas" 7xCD BOX (Drag City) 
A 7-disc, 6 hour and 42 minute second time around-for some of you, anyway-through the BITCHIN BAJAS catalog to date, including all 11 of their solo releases: eight albums and the Bajas sides of three split records! It's a musical second time around-but on this format, it's a first. None of these records have previously been released on CD.

Bush, Kate "Remastered In Vinyl II" 4xLP (Rhino / Parlophone) 
Remastered editions of The Hounds of Love, The Sensual World, and Red Shoes. These albums, many of which have been unavailable on vinyl for a decade, have been remastered by Kate Bush and James Guthrie. Kate's ten studio albums are spread over three vinyl boxes, whilst the fourth box contains many rarities previously unavailable on vinyl, including a whole disc of cover versions. The total number of vinyl discs is 18.

Carey, Mariah "Caution" CD (Epic) 
2018 release from the pop/R& superstar. Features the tracks "GTFO" and "The Distance" (featuring Ty Dolla Sign).

Cigarettes After Sex "Crush" 7" (Partisan) 
New single features b-side "Sesame Syrup".

Cornell, Chris "s/t" CD/2xLP (A&M)   
2018 collection that commemorates Chris Cornell's life and legacy not only as a singer, but as a poet and one of the most prolific writers and greatest voices of the modern rock era. His widow Vicky worked extensively with Chris' bandmates and friends to compile a collection of material from the late artist's expansive career, showcasing his contribution to music history with selections culled from the deep catalogs of his three influential bands- Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave- as well as songs from his solo career.

Eno, Brian "Discreet Music" LP (Astralwerks) 
180g Vinyl 2018 Standard Edition. While his earlier work with Robert Fripp on 'No Pussyfooting' and several selections from his own 'Another Green World' feature similar ideas, 'Discreet Music' marked a clear step toward the ambient aesthetic Eno would later codify with 1978's 'Ambient 1: Music for Airports.' The inspiration for this album began when Eno was hospitalised after an accident. Whilst bed-ridden and listening to a record of eighteenth-century harp music, the volume was too low and he couldn't reach to turn it up. It was raining outside, and Eno recounts he began listening to the rain and to "these odd notes of the harp, that were just loud enough to be heard above the rain". This presented what was for me a new way of hearing music - as part of the ambience of the environment, just as the colour of the light and the sound of the rain were parts of that ambience, he observed.

Eno, Brian "Music for Airports Ambient 1" LP (Astralwerks) 
180g Vinyl 2018 Standard Edition. Eno conceived the idea for 'Music For Airports' while spending several hours waiting at Cologne Bonn Airport, becoming annoyed by the uninspired sound and the atmosphere it created. The recording was designed to be continuously looped as a sound installation, with the intent of defusing the tense, anxious atmosphere of an airport terminal, by avoiding the derivative and familiar elements of typical 'canned music'. The album features contributions from Robert Wyatt and Rhett Davies.

Eno, Brian "On Land Ambient 4" LP (Astralwerks)   
180g Vinyl 2018 Standard Edition. On 'Ambient 4 (On Land)' - the final edition in Eno's ambient series - his palate shifted from electro-mechanical and acoustic instruments towards "non-instruments" like pieces of chain, sticks and stones. In a pioneering early incarnation of what later became widely-known as remixing, Eno explained, "I included not only recordings of rooks, frogs and insects, but also the complete body of my own earlier work making 'On Land', which involved feeding unheard tape into the mix, constant feeding and remixing, subtracting and composting." Conventional instruments do occasionally feature however, including Jon Hassell's trumpet and Bill Laswell's bass. The album also features contributions from Michael Brook and Daniel Lanois. 

Good, The Bad & The Queen, The "Merrie Land" LP (Merrie Land-Studio 13) 
New album from the band featuring Damon Albarn and Tony Allen.

Harvey, Mick & Christopher Richard Barker "The Fall and Rise of Edgar Bourchier and the Horrors of War" LP (Mute) 
The Fall and Rise of Edgar Bourchier and the Horrors of War examines the work of a long forgotten World War I poet, Edgar Bourchier, through his poetry as put to music in a concept album by Mick Harvey and Chris Barker.

Idles "Joy As An Act Of Resistance" LP (Partisan) 
Sophomore album from the UK post-punk group. Black vinyl edition.

Ishibashi, Eiko "The Dream My Bones Dream" LP (Drag City) 
Ishibashi's sixth solo album, rides the rails into a partly envisioned, partly imagined past. Eiko's previous songs-with-singing records explored the ambitions and intoxications of pop music-but never so dramatically as with The Dream My Bones Dream.

Khruangbin 'Christmas Time Is Here" 7" (Dead Oceans) 
At the close of a marathon year supporting their breakthrough album, Con Todo El Mundo, Khruangbin return with an exciting addition - an update on Vince Guaraldi's timeless "Christmas Time Is Here."

Liars "Titles With The Word Fountain" LP (Mute) 
TWTWF (Titles With The Word Fountain) is a physical companion piece to Liars' 2017 release, TFCF (Themes From Crying Fountain) and contains 37 minutes of new music.

Little Dragon "Lover Chanting" 12" (Ninja Tune)   
Swedish electronic group Little Dragon takes a low-key approach on the follow-up to 2017's Season High. For one thing, the Lover Chanting EP features just three new songs, plus an edited version of the title track that runs two minutes shorter. It's also not as far-flung in terms of the sound: instead of expansive stylistic explorations and Prince homages, the new songs flow together like the foursome intended them to serves as the basis for a mini-set in a club. There's still a pronounced early '80s influence at work, though it tilts more toward Michael Jackson this time around.

mmph "Serenade" LP (Tri Angle Records) 
Above 24 year-old Sae Heum Han's desk hangs a blue and white crochet crucifix given to him by his grandmother. This object doubles as the artwork for Serenade, Han's second EP as mmph. Separate from any religious connotations, the crucifix represents love, loss and hope - themes mmph explores on the EP.

Moore, Thurston "Klangfarbenmelodie.. And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv" LP (Glass Modern) 
Glass Modern present the first vinyl issue of Thurston Moore and Tom Surgal's Klangfarbenmelodie.. And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv. Originally released on CD in 1995 only in New Zealand by the Dead C's Bruce Russell on his Corpus Hermeticum label. 180 gram, white vinyl.

Moran, Kelly "Ultraviolet" LP (Warp) 
Composer, producer, keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Kelly Moran made an early name for herself in New York collaborating with dance performance and composing for long-term John Cage collaborator Margaret Leng Tan. It was with the 2017 album Bloodroot that Moran began to reach wider attention. Now, on her Warp Records debut Ultraviolet she continues to interpret these wealth of inspirations into a sound all her own and pulls off a nearly impossible feat: the annihilation of experimental music's imposing, esoteric, über-academic status quo in the name of pure, unbridled intuition, of human joy. Ultraviolet plays to a wide, arresting array of stylistic influences: dazzling inflections of jazz and dream pop, classical composition and black metal, darkness and light, encapsulated in a single, mystifying LP.

Mumford & Sons "Delta" CD/LP (Glassnote) 
The fourth studio album by British band Mumford & Sons. The band recorded more than 25 songs with Paul Epworth at The Church Studios, and were intent on keeping the "collaborative spirit" of their live shows. Around 100 people were involved in these sessions, with some being featured on the record, including American singer-songwriters Maggie Rogers and Gill Landry.

Nilsson, Molly "Twenty Twenty" LP (Night School) 
Twenty Twenty is Molly Nilsson's eighth album: the latest opus of an artist in a constant state of development and strength. In 2018, with the climate changing, democracy crumbling, inequality and injustice erupting, this album examines the near future, seeking clarity, reflection, renewal and opportunity. It contains anthems so tall as to induce vertigo, leaving the taste of Euro-dance in the mouth, albeit without a four on the floor beat. Here, the pop auteur is haunted by the late Prince, channelling Courtney Love and Lou Reed, anger and love.

Old 97's "Love The Holidays" LP (ATO) 
The Old 97's are excited to announce the release of their first ever collection of original Christmas songs, Love The Holidays. The album was produced, mixed & engineered by John Pedigo in the band's home state of Texas. The LP presents a sack full of rockin' new Yuletide favorites, as well as Old 97's take on holiday classics.

Primus "Brown Album" LP (Interscope) 
Primus "Pork Soda" LP (Interscope)

Rainer Maria "Catastrophe Keeps Us Together" [180-Gram Colored Vinyl] LP (Polyvinyl) 
Rainer Maria "Long Knives Drawn" LP (Polyvinyl) 
Rainer Maria "Look Now Look Again" LP (Polyvinyl) 
Rainer Maria "Past Worn Searching" LP (Polyvinyl) 

Shabason, Joseph "Anne" CD/LP (Western Vinyl) Anne, the second album By Toronto saxophonist and composer Joseph Shabason, is a tonal essay on degenerative illness. Delicately and compassionately woven with interviews of Shabason's mother from whom the album takes its name, Anne finds its creator navigating a labyrinth of subtle and tragic emotions arising from his mother's struggle with Parkinson's disease.

Smashing Pumpkins, The "Shiny and Oh So Bright, VOL. 1 / No Past. No Future. No Sun." CD/LP (Napalm Records) 
10th studio album by the veteran alternative rockers. In early February 2018 it was announced that original members Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha had rejoined the band, marking the first time since Machina II/The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music in 2000 that Iha has worked with the band. The reunited band started production on new material in February 2018 with Rick Rubin producing, the first time he had worked with the band since the Adore album cycle. Recording took place at Shangri Las recording studio, Malibu, California. The project was originally conceived as two four-song EPs, the first of which was originally scheduled to be released in May 2018. In September 2018, it was announced that the EPs would now take the form of a full-length album, the first in the Shiny and Oh So Bright album series.

Spencer, Jon "Spencer Sings the Hits" LP (In The Red) 
Often imitated, never duplicated, the original NYC underground-rock legend returns from the wilderness with twelve red-hot hits, each more powerful than the last. This is Garage Punk for Now People. A wizard's brew of rhythm and blues and subversive dance grooves, weaponized with sci-fi skronk and industrial attitude, calibrated for the Revolution, a Molotov cocktail of sound guaranteed to destroy any post-modern hangover.

SRSQ "Unreality" LP (Dais) 
SRSQ (pronounced seer-skew) is the solo project of Kennedy Ashlyn (vocalist/keyboardist of Them Are Us Too). As a debut, Unreality is entrance into a new form of storytelling, traversing the present while pulling from a deep swath of experience, immersion, and sound. Ambient synthesizers that approach harshness, relentless arpeggiations act together with Kennedy's vocals as a lush weapon, weaving cloudlike fables over orchestration that's familiar and foreign.

Stevens, Sufjan "The Greatest Gift" CD (Asthmatic Kitty) 
2017 album - first time on CD

Superette "Tiger" LP (Flying Nun) 
One of Flying Nun's mid-90s gems, this deluxe re-issue of Tiger features the album along with the band's debut EP, Rosepig, b-sides from the Touch Me and Killer Clown singles plus unreleased demos from the bands' never released, uncompleted second album.

This Will Destroy You "New Others Part Two" LP (Dark Operative) 
Fifth studio album from This Will Destroy You was produced, engineered, and mixed by John Congleton, the man responsible for the sound of the band's wildly popular sophomore "S/T" album of ten years ago. Available on random colored vinyl.

Tilian "The Skeptic" LP (Rise) 
Solo project from Dance Gavin Dance front man Tilian Pearson.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra "s/t" LP (Fat Possum) 
Back in print on vinyl!

v/a "Brainfeeder X" CD/LP (Brainfeeder) 
The 36 track album celebrates the Brainfeeder label's past, present and future and, in addition to retrospective highlights, features 22 new tracks from the label roster and extended family including: Thundercat feat. BADBADNOTGOOD, Flying Lotus feat. BUSDRIVER, WOKE feat. George Clinton (first official release), Georgia Anne Muldrow, Ross from Friends, Dorian Concept and more. A beautiful 4LP vinyl box set designed by Charles Munka (creator of the original Brainfeeder logo) alongside a 2CD edition.

v/a "JD Twitch presents Kreaturen Der Nacht" CD/2xLP (Strut)  
Strut present an exclusive new compilation curated by Optimo's JD Twitch, 'Kreaturen Der Nacht', bringing together classics, rarities and oddities from Germany's original post-punk and DIY scene. 1979 to 1984 was an era of particular artistic upheaval in Germany as strong subculture scenes formed in many German cities. Emphasis was placed on expression rather than technical perfection, artistic impact rather than skill. DIY self-organisation prevailed with the establishment of small record labels and independently produced records and cassettes. Bands experimented across genres and consciously abandoned the English-speaking mainstream with German band names and lyrics.

Vagabon "Infinite Worlds" LP (Father / Daughter) 
Laetitia Tamko is a multi-instrumentalist and a producer, recording since 2014 as Vagabon. Her debut album, Infinite Worlds, builds upon Tamko's stripped-down demos that had originally circulated online and throughout the independent music community. Tamko's songs are embedded with her own story and personal history: growing up in Cameroon, her family's move to New York and adjusting to culture shock. She grew up around music and loved it, but finishing engineering school was a priority before music could start to feel like a real possibility. To date, Tamko mostly listens to East and West African music nostalgic of her childhood, styles of music that influence her own in subtle ways.

Walker, Ryley 'The Lillywhite Sessions" CD/LP (Dead Oceans) 
Ryley Walker's paean to Dave Matthews Band's unreleased fan-favorite, The Lillywhite Sessions, masterfully covered and reimagined by an indie rock polemicist

Weaver, Jane "The Silver Globe" LP (Fire) 
Reissue of 2014 album. In this late teen decade, as green men are burnt, resources dwindle and naturalists plunder for authentic Englishness, the hunt for the grail-like Silver Globe continues. Back in 2014, the story was first whispered; A mythical jaunt set to a motorik rhythm, played out in an overgrown forest of ideas: Jane Weaver's The Silver Globewas a conceptual delicacy - "a synth-ridden post-apocalyptic prog-pop opus based on tightly embroidered, non-linear recurring themes inspired by esoteric stories, cosmic imagery and re-filtered past experiences." Featuring tracks co-produced by David Holmes, guest appearances by Australian vintage space-rockers Cybotron, a recycled chunk of a Hawkwind track, an intricate Damon Gough guitar solo, some Suzanne Ciani waves and post production, plus remix flourishes by Andy Votel, The Silver Globe is a shiny beautifully polished gem.

RAP & HIP-HOP
Anderson.Paak "Oxnard" CD (Aftermath/12 Tone Music) 
Anderson.Paak's new album, Oxnard, is a nod to the Southern California city where Anderson grew up. It is the Grammy-nominated artist's 3rd studio album and the first to be released on Dr. Dre's label Aftermath Entertainment.

Black Taffy "Parlour Arcana" CS (Leaving Records) 
Black Taffy (Donovan Jones) is a Dallas Texas-based composer and performer whose current focus lies in pairing ambient music with large bass and percussion. The first born son of Pentecostal music ministers, Donovan grew up witnessing the power music has to induce trance and encourage spiritual awakening. Eventually drawing parallels between christianity, voodoo, and the occult, he left the former to immerse himself in the latter. Sometimes performing with only Vibraphone and cassette decks, he frequently employs the use of tape loops and other antiquated mediums to create pillowy worlds of wow and flutter.

De La Soul "Buhloone Mindstate" LP (Tommy Boy) 
Buhloone Mindstate is the third studio album by American Hip Hop group De La Soul, released on September 21, 1993. Buhloone Mindstate, delivered a jazzier palette than their two previous albums and has ended up an unduly underrated gem in not only De La's catalog, but in the story of '90s rap in general. It's soulful, features biting critiques of other rap music of the time and includes collaborations with jazz greats like Maceo Parker. Buhloone Mindstate is a testament to the lyrical greatness and vocal interplay of Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo and no self-respecting rap fan's collection is complete
without it.

DJ Shadow "Live In Machester" LP (Mass Appeal) 
On Thursday, October 5th, 2017, DJ Shadow performed in Manchester, England. It was an expansive set of music spanning his entire 25-year career, referencing Endtroducing..... through to The Mountain Will Fall and everywhere in between. This is a recording of that performance. Featuring live versions of all his best including, "Midnight In A Perfect World," "Nobody Speak," and "Six Days."

Drake "Scorpion" LP 
Vinyl version now available. The sprawling 25-track affair features unreleased Michael Jackson vocals on the track "Don't Matter To Me," a song which appears to be built around previously unreleased music: Paul Anka is listed as a co-writer on the track. Scorpion also included appearances from Static Major, TY Dollah $ign and Jay Z. On "That's How You Feel," Drake samples Nicki Minaj's song "Boss Ass Bitch" and Future appears on "Blue Tint." No I.D., DJ Premier, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Tay Keith, Boi-1da, and Murda Beatz are among the producers credited on the album.

Gucci Mane "Trap House" LP (Big Cat) 
Widely ranked among the most gifted rappers of his generation, Atlanta, GA emcee Gucci Mane emerged on the scene in 2005 with his trend setting debut album, Trap House. Never a stranger to controversy, it was preceded by a highly publicized beef with Young Jeezy over the rights to lead 
single "Icy," and a murder charge. Gucci's breezy flow and hard lyrics are perfectly suited to the 
equally uptempo and catchy trap beats from Zaytoven, Shawty Redd  and Nitti as heard on fellow  creative classics like "Trap House," "Black Tee," "That's All" and "Go Head."

Scott, Travis "Astroworld" LP (Epic / Grand Hustle) 
Scott's 2018 album.

CLASSIC ROCK
Allman, Gregg "Midnight Rider / These Days" 12" (Analogue Productions) 
Greg Allman's mercurial and organ heavy 1973 solo debut, Laid Back, which was recorded the same year as ABB's Brothers and Sisters album, peaked at No. 13 and is anchored by a downcast remake of his own classic "Midnight Rider" and a moving rendition of Jackson Browne's "These Days." Both esteemed tracks have been mastered from the original tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound and are presented as a definitive sounding two-sided 200g 45RPM 12" single courtesy of Quality Record Pressings.

Fleetwood Mac "50 Years - Don't Stop" CD (Rhino / Warner Bros.) 
2018 compilation that touches on every era in the band's rich history and offers a deep dive into Fleetwood Mac's expansive catalog by bringing together essential tracks released between 1968 and 2013. 50 Years-Don't Stop also highlights the talented musicians who have recorded under the Fleetwood Mac banner over the years, including Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Jeremey Spencer, John McVie, Danny Kirwan, Christine McVie, Bob Welch, Bob Weston, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Billy Burnette, Rick Vito, Dave Mason, and Bekka Bramlett.

Rolling Stones "Beggar's Banquet" 50th Anniversary Edition CD/2xLP + 7"
Housed in an overwrap of the "inoffensive" wedding invitation art, which was initially issued as a replacement cover when the original intended album art was rejected. The landmark album has been newly mastered by Grammy Award winning engineer Bob Ludwig.

Rush "Hemispheres" 3xLP (Mercury) 
Housed in a slipcase with two gatefold jackets, this 3, 180-g LP features the 2015 album remaster along with previously unreleased and newly restored bonus content consisting of the band's 1979 Pinkpop festival performance. Also includes a 24-page booklet with unreleased photos and new artwork by Hugh Syme, a 5,700 word essay by Rob Bowman, and a digital download card sticker of new 40th anniversary art by Hughe Syme.

PROG & PSYCH ROCK
Damnation Of Adam Blessing "s/t" LP (Exit Stencil)   
Unearthed proto-metal gem remastered from the original 1969 tapes and repressed on Vinyl- includes a printed insert with liner notes by Doug Sheppard.

Damnation Of Adam Blessing "Second Damnation" LP (Exit Stencil) 
Unearthed proto-metal gem remastered from the original 1970 tapes and repressed on Vinyl - includes a printed insert with liner notes by Doug Shepperd.

Lucas, Ted "s/t" LP (Yoga) 
Ted Lucas, the sole published album by singer-songwriter and master guitarist Ted Lucas has achieved an almost mystical reputation amongst aficionados and collectors. Ted Lucas is a seamless marriage of moody odes and raga-style instrumentals regarded by many to be, simply put, the greatest private press folk/psych album ever recorded. Ted Lucas is presented here in a newly re-mastered edition from the original tapes with high-quality tip-on sleeves and the original back cover art.

v/a "Brown Acid-The Seventh Trip" LP (Riding Easy) 
Everybody's favorite source for the hard stuff is back in business, with ten more lethal doses of rare hard rock, heavy psych and proto-metal! Hard to believe it's seven trips in and they haven't lost any steam. As usual, these obscure tracks have all been licensed, the bands have been paid, and the sources are all analog.

METAL  
Erosion "Maximum Suffering" LP (Hydra Head)

Evoken "Hypnagogia" LP (Profound Lore) 
Known as one of the founding fathers of the American death/funeral doom metal scene, New Jersey's Evoken have been a long-standing pillar over the band's 25 year pillage. Hypnagogia is the band's sixth LP, their first in six years since their landmark Atra Mors album, and is a towering monolith that develops and redefines the band's sound that will only strengthen their position within the death/doom metal hierarchy where Evoken has always reigned. Hypnagogia is an expression of doom metal artistry where the listener will bear witness how Evoken can create a new and even more daring expression with a monument that will be recognized as a landmark.

Excruciating Terror "Divided We Fall" LP (Psychocontrol) 
Late 90's Classic cult grindcore release reissued.

Excruciating Terror "Expression of Pain" LP (Psychocontrol) 
Reissue of 1996 album.

Iron Maiden "Killers" CD (Sanctuary) 
Iron Maiden "Piece Of Mind" CD (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden "s/t" CD (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden "The Number Of The Beast" CD (Sanctuary) 
Remastered from the original analogue source to deliver the music to listeners exactly the way Iron Maiden intended.

Mercyful Fate "Time" LP (Metal Blade) 
Picture disc reissue.

Old Tower "Rise of the Spectral Horizons" CD (Profound Lore) 
The Rise Of The Spectral Horizons is a limited double CD release which combines two Old Tower releases (previously out of print) and sees them for the first time on CD: Spectral Horizons and Rise Of The Specter releases. Packaged exquisitely in a digipack and limited to 500 units only, this collection gives fans a further glimpse into the wondrous world of The Specter, an ancient long-forgotten realm within lonely castle walls and moonlit forests. Old Tower is one of the most prominent acts in the current dungeon synth movement.

Terrorizer "Caustic Attack" LP (The End)   
A violently explosive album for increasingly turbulent times, Caustic Attack is the sound of a world nearing apocalypse. The songs conjure images of warplanes on bombing runs, giant tanks obliterating small villages and the endless rattle of machine guns mowing down everyone in sight. Sandoval has long been known as one of the fastest players in death metal - the pioneer of blast beats -- and he doesn't hold back on Caustic Attack. At the same time, even the fastest songs are tighter and more precise than Terrorizer have ever been thanks to veteran producer Jason Suecof, who's painstaking method of recording showcases Sandoval and his team at peak capacity.

Vouna "s/t" LP (Artemisia) 
All music on Vouna was composed and all instruments performed by front-person and fellow native to the Pacific Northwest Yianna Bekris, previously of Vradiazei, Eigenlicht, and Sadhaka. This debut evokes the devastating and beautiful journey of becoming the last person on Earth. Razor sharp tremolo picked guitars cut through the heart like a knife. Mournfully sung vocals and cinematic melodies are combined with crushing doom drumming, while layers of primitive '90s digital synths conjure a lush and rugged soundscape. The music is inspired and influenced by Finnish funeral doom, Eastern European black metal, and Greek folk music, a must-hear for fans of My Dying Bride, Skepticism, Shape Of Despair, and similar acts.

PUNK & HARDCORE
Mindforce "Excalibur" LP (Triple B) 
Hudson Valley all stars make their debut BBB release with EXCALIBUR. 10 tracks of blistering cross-over influenced hardcore in the vein of Cro-Mags, Leeway, and Burn. After selling out multiple pressings of their debut 7"s and split with Dead Heat, Excalibur takes Mindforce to the next level in aggressive music.

Shudder To Think "Pony Express Record" LP (BCore) 
Reissue of 1994 DC post-hardcore album.

Teenage Cavegirl "They're Gonna Get Ya b/w Psychotic Reaction" 7" (Self Released) 
New 7" from Austin trash-pop/garage rock group.

Tragedy "Fury" LP (Tragedy) 
New EP from the American crust group.

Warzone "Open Your Eyes" LP (Revelation)   
Reissue of Warzone's second LP Open Your Eyes. This oft-overlooked record continues the sound from Don't Forget The Struggle,... The last purely hardcore record before the band's more metal third LP. This is the first time Open Your Eyes has been available on vinyl or on CD as a stand alone album since it's initial release on Caroline Records in 1988.

GOTH & DARKWAVE
Ash Code "Perspektive" LP (Metropolis)  
Ash Code is an Italian Dark Wave band that masterfully blends influences, ranging from early Depeche Mode, The Sisters of Mercy to post-punk, Synthpop, coldwave, & EBM. On the critically-acclaimed album Perspektive, Ash Code combines it's influences & innovation to create driving, atmospheric Dark Wave devoted to the drum machine, powerful synthesizers & driving bass lines.

Kaelan Mikla "Manadans" LP (Artofact) 
This death-rock turned post-punk trio from the heart of Reykjavik has been turning heads since they formed five years ago in 2013. With Alison MacNeil (Kimono) producing, the band completed its first album, Mánadans, only to have it shelved. The long-lost death-rock masterpiece now gets a deluxe worldwide issue via Toronto-based Artoffact Records. The album is fully remastered and includes the bonus track Reykjavík til staðar, as well as the demo version of their hit song Kalt.

COUNTRY
Campbell, Glen "Glen Sings For The King" LP (UMe) 
This lost album contains eighteen recently unearthed and restored studio recordings from 1965-1967 that casts new light on the influence that Campbell had on America's greatest rock and roll star, Elvis Presley. Before his breakthrough single "Gentle On My Mind" Campbell was recording songs for legendary songwriter Ben Weisman, who wrote an unmatched 57 songs recorded by Elvis Presley. Campbell had an uncanny knack to sings in Elvis's key and thirteen of these tracks went on to be recorded and released by Presley. The collection highlights Campbell's incredible musicianship and contains "We Call on Him" a previously unreleased duet fused from the voices of Presley and Campbell.

Keen, Robert Earle "A Bigger Piece Of Sky" LP (Dualtone) 
Reissue of 1993 album from TX singer/songwriter. 

BLUES
v/a "Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris" LP (Dust To Digital) 
Voices of Mississippi encapsulates the work of William Ferris, a folklorist with an unwavering commitment to expand the study of the American South. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the roots of the blues. This LP features blues and gospel field recordings made by Ferris between 1966 and 1974; all tracks are available on vinyl for the very first time. Printed inner sleeve.

JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Coltrane, John "1963: New Directions" 3xCD (Impulse) 
This box set highlights everything Coltrane recorded in 1963 in the order these songs were recorded. This is a must have for any Coltrane fan interested in hearing the amazing progression of this jazz giant in a pivotal year in his illustrious career.

Korwar, Sarathy "My East Is Your West" LP (Gearbox) 
Percussionist, composer, and Indo-jazz pioneer Sarathy Korwar has reached new heights with his second album My East is Your West. The recording consists of a live performance at Church of Sound and features the UPAJ Collective, a group of estimable Indian classical, folk, and jazz musicians as well as Western jazz musicians. Sarathy and UPAJ take the fusion of Indian music and jazz further than its ever been; they create a cross-cultural exchange where both styles are used in an ethnologically-informed yet organic manner, leading us to a one-of-a-kind musical achievement that will surely influence spiritual jazz for years to come.

McCraven, Makaya "Universal Beings" LP (International Anthem Recording Co.)   
Universal Beings is jazz drummer / producer Makaya McCraven's new album - his most ambitious, elegant and refined work yet. Recorded at 2 intimate live sessions and 2 pop-up "studio" sessions across the "new" jazz hotbed cities of New York, Chicago, London, and Los Angeles, Makaya collaborated with an all-star cast of improvisers (15 musicians in total, including Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Jeff Parker, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson,Tomeka Reid, Brandee Younger and Carlos Niño) to create source material for the signature style of "organic beat music" production he debuted on the groundbreaking 2015 release In The Moment. The result is this epic, 2xLP set that represents another breakthrough in Makaya's career as a recording artist, as well as a definitive new work of the exciting global groundswell of next-generation, Black musicians re-vivifying and re-articulating "jazz" in 2018.

SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Franklin, Aretha "This Christmas Aretha" LP (Rhino) 
A long overdue Christmas album from the Queen Of Soul - issued well into the 21st Century, when most of her classic soul contemporaries were recording their big Holiday records in the 60s and 70s! Aretha really taps into the spiritual side of her talents here - recalling some of her gospel roots with very solid, respectful readings of Christmas tunes - bringing her best sense of mature spirit to the music, and nicely avoiding any novelty or pop Holiday numbers.

Spontaneous Overthrow "All About Money" LP (Numero)   
Synth chutes, synth ladders, popcorn 808 beats, dirge-y chants and busted sub-woofer hums from inner-galactic soul pioneers Nathaniel Woolridge and Anthony Freeman intertwine to create this hypnotic, mythical 1984 LP from Newark, New Jersey. The most damaged party record ever set to black, or the most partied cry of the heart ever howled into personal space. Probably both.

DISCO
Cerrone "Afro II" 10" (Because Music) 
Through a handful of hit songs ("Love in C Minor," "Supernature," "Gimme Love"), French disco maestro Marc Cerrone made the entire American club culture pulsate, along with the hedonists from the pre-Regan era. Like a revolving disco ball, in 2016 he issued Afro which found the producer/drummer going back to the source with a passionate tribute to Africa and it's syncopated, spontaneous and original rhythms. Afro II, the second chapter of his Afro series, presents the two new cosmic roots nuggets "Papa Oye" and "African Voodoo."

Cerrone "Supernature Instrumental" LP (Because Music) 
Here Cerrone offers up a previously unreleased instrumental version of the aforementioned seminal disco track "Supernature" on vinyl, along with a "Climax Edit" version which was featured in the latest Gaspard Noé movie, Climax.

REGGAE  
Brown, Barry "Barry" LP (Burning Sounds) 
1983 Barry Brown album reissued on vinyl. Excellent reggae produced by Niney The Observer and recorded at Channel One.

Thompson, Linval "Rocking Vibration" LP (Burning Sounds) 
Reissue of Linval Thompson's 1978 album on 180 gram vinyl. Featuring Sly and Robbie, produced by Linval and mixed by King Tubby, this one of Linval's best albums.

Twinkle Brothers "Rasta Pon Top" LP (Burning Sound) 
Reissue of the Twinkle Brothers' debut album from 1975, pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

WORLD MUSIC
Worku, Asnaketch "Asnaketch" CD/LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa)  
In 1975, keyboardist and bandleader Hailu Mergia got a call from the owner of Misratch Music Shop to do a recording with Asnaketch and he went for it. This recording is a nearly- forgotten artifact of the remarkable icon's singular legacy, remastered and available outside Ethiopia for the first time. It also provides a rare glimpse into Mergia's work as a arranger- sideman in the Addis Ababa music scene. This trio recording featuring Mergia on organ and Temare Harege on drums using only brushes is starkly minimal but deeply evocative. The minimalist arrangements ensure the focus is on Asnaketch's incisive-and occasionally romantic- lyrics and her virtuosic krar performance.

ELECTRONIC
Atobe, Shinichi "Heat" 2xLP (Demdike Stare)   
A surprise new double album from Shinichi Atobe for Demdike Stare. An hour of deeply inspirational house music for the ages, Heat could have been produced 20 years ago, or could have been produced earlier this year. Heat continues a run of highly enigmatic, acclaimed and completely unparalleled productions that follow their own timeless logic.

B12 "Electro-Soma I + II Anthology" CD (Warp) 
Anthology of early UK techno classics from the B12 Records stable, including the 1993 album Electro-Soma, part of Warp's Artificial Intelligence series, alongside a freshly compiled sequel of contemporaneous deep cuts and rarities from the B12 vaults. Includes 32 page booklet with sleevenotes by Ben Murphy [DJ Mag], track by track annotation by B12, and archival photos and memorabilia. All tracks remastered from original sources.

B12 "Time Tourist" LP (Warp)   
Limited colored vinyl LP pressing, includes digital download. New edition of the second B12 album, originally released by Warp in 1996. It continues the sleek, Detroit-inspired sci-fi techno moves of their Electro-Soma era, but ties the tracks to a playful concept in which the tracks are presented as an educational soundtrack designed by the 22nd-century company B12 Systems. Housed in an evocative Designer's Republic sleeve based on a Trevor Webb airbrush painting, the sleevenotes riff on a dystopian future society looking back at the primitive past and includes references to such genre touchstones as Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick and Star Wars. For the new vinyl edition the original B12 technology times sleevenote has been re-designed as a standalone booklet insert, and there is an A5 sticker sheet of future corporate logos from the Time Tourist universe.

Perturbator "B-Sides and Remixes Vol. 1" LP (Blood Music)
Perturbator "B-Sides and Remixes Vol. 2" LP (Blood Music)

Powell Tillmans "Spoken By the Other" 12" (XL) 
The first EP from duo Powell Tillmans. It's a collection of recordings from two of the most interesting artists in Europe, and one whose short length belies its radical tenderness, sonic language and political ambition. The first part of the partnership is Oscar Powell, the London-based electronic musician. The second is Wolfgang Tillmans, the Turner Prize-winning fine artist and musician who lives between Berlin and London. After 25 years away from music-making, Tillmans began releasing his own vocal-led electronic tracks in 2016, with a series of EPs and collaborative visual mini-albums, with one track closing Frank Ocean's Endless album. Powell, meanwhile, has been releasing music since 2011, on his own label Diagonal and XL, drawing from the history of machine music to create a bold new language.

Reto A Ichi (AKA Prefuse 73) "The Lapse Of The Exchange / Alone Moving Often" LP (K7)

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Hamase, Motohiko "Reminiscence" CD/LP (Studio Mule) Studio Mule present a re-recording of Motohiko Hamase's Remiscence, originally issued in 1986. No stranger to Tokyo's vibrant jazz scene, in the early 1980s, Hamase's work shifted from pure jazz to electronic and ambient spheres. As with Intaglio, released last month, the 66-year-old artist gathered musicians, rented a studio, staged his gear and recorded most of the original Reminiscence material anew. A soothing beauty of an album, Remiscence is full of personality and hybrid ambient electronic jazz spheres that open doors to unheard sound universes.

Hoyoux, Jean "III Hymne" LP (Cortizona) 
Reissue, originally released on CRETS (Centre du Recherche  et d'Etudes) in 1985. Two years after his debut double-LP Planètes (1981), Jean Hoyoux recorded three new compositions in the home build studio, Madame Bois. On III Hymne, Hoyoux further explores the electronic instruments he also used on Planètes which results in a marvelous album that in some way connects the dots between ambient, library, cosmic, and spiritual music.

Mkwaju Ensemble (Midori Takada) "Mkwaju" CD (We Release Whatever the Fuck We Want) Reissue of Mkwaju by acclaimed Japanese percussionist Midori Takada's Mkwaju Ensemble. Mkwaju is the fruit of the collaboration between Takada and Joe Hisaishi, the man behind most of Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli anime soundtracks. Led by Takada, Mkwaju is an inventive and riveting take on Eastern and Western minimalist traditions, African rhythms, and early electronica. LP on 140 gram vinyl; 350 gram sleeve, with sticker. CD in digipack with sticker.

EXPERIMENTAL 
Cop Killers, The "s/t" LP (Ecstatic)   
Ecstatic presents a reissue of The Cop Killers' self-titled album, originally issued in 1982. A genuine holy grail of Italian post-industrial music, The Cop Killers' sole, eponymous tape is remastered and issued on vinyl for the first time via Alessio Natalizia's Ecstatic label. Features the industrial power trio of Trax co-founder Vittore Baroni and label regular Daniele Ciullini assisted by UK's Mark A. Phillips (Five Times of Dust). A coarse blend of Italian-accented English vox with backing tracks ranging from jaunty synth figures to cloven drum machine malfunctions and noisier wig-outs.

People Like Us "Abridged Too Far" LP (Discrepant) 
Discrepant celebrate 25 years of People Like Us, audiovisual collage artist Vicki Bennett, by releasing Abridged Too Far on vinyl. Originally released digitally in 2004 exclusively for UbuWeb. Bennett has developed an immediately recognizable aesthetic repurposing pre-existing footage to craft audio and video collages with an equally dark and witty take on popular culture. Abridged Too Far includes Vicki's session for John Peel and performances for WFMU, amongst others, from 2003.

People Like Us / Porest "Optimized" LP (Discrepant) 
Third volume in Discrepant's irregular split series. This time, they pair two artists at the top of their "collagist" game: People Like Us and Porest. "The Parallel Broadcasts" presents Porest's recordings from the covert sector of his archives. "All On A Beautiful Day" was recorded in Spring 2016 by People Like Us for "Optimized!", a week-long online a/v radio station programmed by Vicki Bennett.

People Like Us / Wobbly / Matmos "Wide Open Space" LP (Discrepant) 
An hour-long performance of Wobbly, People Like Us, and Matmos captured live at San Francisco Art Institute on October 5th, 2002. Originally released on Tigerbeat6 in 2003. Agreeing upon a country and western theme, Vicki Bennett (People Like Us), Jon Leidecker (Wobbly), and Drew Daniel and M. C. Schmidt (Matmos) pored over their archives of honky tonk classics, chopping and dicing Nashville's finest almost beyond recognition, and collectively restitching the mangled shreds in a kind of crazed digital quilting bee. Wide Open Spaces hits the sweet spot between song forms and improvisation, and showcases shared qualities of the three artists: absurdist humor, baroque sample manipulation, and stuttering rhythmic frameworks.

Shit & Shine "Bad Vibes" LP (Rocket Recordings) 
Trapped in a nightmarish psychic landscape midway between the bars of Austin and the bass-bins of Berghain, Shit And Shine returns, volleying forth across the consciousness with a delirious voyage into the nether. 'Bad Vibes' is a singularly appropriate title for a collection of audial explorations that dauntlessly set off down labyrinthine mind-maps to oblivion, all the while with an acid-house-style smile plastered on their face.

Zaimph "Rhizomatic Gaze" LP (Drawing Room Records) 
For its holy thirty-third release, Drawing Room divinely offers "Rhizomatic Gaze", the newest solo album from Marcia Bassett and Zaimph. "Rhizomatic Gaze" is the ultra-heavy beautiful apex breath of all the wonderful things Bassett is known for: noisy electronic enraptures, forward thinking drone, experimental inventions, percussive plays, and entranced vocal takes. It's absolutely stunning and essential listening in a level all to itself. Admirers of the dark left field need this release. Mastered by Josh Bonati for Bonati Mastering and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, the deluxe 2xLP comes in a heavy stark sleeve accompanied by an 11x22" double-sided foldout poster.

SOUNDTRAC KS
"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen CD/CS (Hollywood Records)   
Fans have been waiting and waiting for this biopic-and its soundtrack is a killer. You'll hear previously unreleased live recordings as well as the studio classics: "Under Pressure" (with David Bowie), "Killer Queen," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "Somebody to Love," Live Aid performances of "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Radio Ga Ga," "We Are the Champions," a Paris performance of "Fat Bottomed Girls," a Rio performance of "Love of My Life," "Doing All Right...Revisited" by May/Taylor's pre-Queen band Smile and more.

HOLIDAY
Washington, Joseph "Merry Christmas To You" LP (Numero Group) 
Joseph Washington Jr.'s 1983 holiday LP puts a soulful, funky, suave ribbon on nine frosty Christmas cuts. In that season of music's traditional descent into threadbare schmaltz, Merry Christmas to You restores joy and wonder to a blizzard of bland.

DVD & BLURAY
Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story Of The Grateful Dead DVD/BluRay (Rhino) 
The Grateful Dead's first official career-spanning documentary. Includes never-before-seen live performance footage woven with intimate interviews from surviving band members and insiders, and, of course, deadheads, executive producer Martin Scorsese and award-winning director Amir Bar-Lev deliver an enthralling 4-hour narrative of the Dead's 'long strange' journey. A must-have for any deadhead or rock-doc enthusiast.

Mandy BluRay (Image Entertainment) 

Wizard of Gore BluRay (Arrow Video) 
From the crazed madman of the macabre, late splatter movie pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs!), comes his most fiendish feat of terrifying onscreen trickery yet - behold, The Wizard of Gore!

Zombie BluRay (Blue Underground) 
Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present Lucio Fulci's Zombie in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is Zombie like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival extras.
 


Friday, November 9th

POP/ROCK
Berries, The "Start All Over Again" LP (Help Yourself) 
Debut LP by Seattle based solo project of Matt Berry, principle songwriter in indie/punk bands Big Bite (Pop Wig Records) and Happy Diving (Topshelf Records) Berry wrote, recorded and performed everything heard on the record himself aside from one guitar track. Cosmic American country-rock of Flying Burrito Brothers meets contemporary DIY indie rock

boygenius "s/t" 12" (Matador)   
Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus formed boygenius after booking a tour together, but the trio had subconsciously been in the works for longer than that. Through a series of tours and performances together, and chance encounters that led to friendships - including Bridgers' and Dacus' first in-person meeting backstage at a Philadelphia festival, greenroom hangouts that felt instantly comfortable and compatible, a couple of long email chains and even a secret handshake between Baker and Dacus - the lyrically and musically arresting singer-songwriters and kindred spirits got to know each other on their own terms.

Car Seat Headrest "Twin Fantasy" (Mirror to Mirror) LP (Matador)   
Recorded at nineteen years old on a cheap laptop, you'll hear what Brian Eno fondly calls "the sound of failure" - thrilling, extraordinary, and singularly compelling failure. Will's first love, rendered in the vivid teenage viscera of stolen gin, bruised shins, and weird sex, was an event documented like a snapshot in time. Twin Fantasy is deeply, truly adored. The album has been downloaded over 33k times on Bandcamp, where the comments left by fans feel like testimonials. Legions of reverent listeners carve rituals out of it: sobbing over "Famous Prophets," making out to "Cute Thing," dancing their asses off as "Bodys" climbs higher, higher. The distortion hardly matters. You can hear him just fine. You can hear everything. And you can feel everything: his hope, his despair, his wild overjoy. You might be imagining an extended diary entry, an angsty transmission from a bygone LiveJournal set to power chords and cranked to eleven. You would be wrong. Twin Fantasy is not a monologue. Twin Fantasy is a conversation. You know, he sings, that I'm mostly singing about you. This is Will's greatest strength as a songwriter: he spins his own story, but he's always telling yours, too. Between nods to local details - Harper's Ferry, The Yellow Wallpaper, the Monopoly board collecting dust in his back seat - he leaves room for the fragile stuff of your own life, your own loves. From the very beginning, alone in his bedroom, in his last weeks of high school, he knew he was writing anthems. Someday, he hoped, you and I might sing these words back to him. Twin Fantasy: Mirror to Mirror will be available on colored vinyl for the first time ever, only the second ever vinyl pressing of the album. Limited to an edition of 3,000.

Fastball "All The Pain Money Can Buy" CD/LP (Omnivore)   
There would be no sophomore slump for Fastball-that became clear when the single "The Way" arrived a few months before the album did. "The Way" rose steadily to #5, followed to the charts by "Fire Escape" and "Out of My Head," all combining to make the album a platinum-selling triumph. It's an alt-rock-era classic with a '70s vibe that never goes out of style; this remastered reissue (CD or first-time vinyl) adds liner notes with new band interviews plus nine bonus cuts (four unissued): "Quit Your Job," "Androgynous," demos of "The Way," "Fire Escape," "Slow Drag" and more! Omnivore.

Fernandez, J "Occasional Din" LP (Joyful Noise Recordings) 
On this new album, Fernandez mines the sound of the past; drawing influences from vintage Italian pop and soundtrack composers like Bruno Nicolai, Alessandro Alessandroni, and Mina, as well as their American contemporaries like The Free Design and Margo Guryan. Enlisting the mixing services of Cooper Crain (Bonnie Prince Billy, Circuit Des Yeux, Bitchin Bajas), along with utilizing instruments such as vibraphone and clavinet, Fernandez fleshes out the orchestration and flair for experimentation he began to explore in his debut.

Fleet Foxes "First Collection 2006-2009" CD/LP (Sub Pop)   
Fleet Foxes and Sub Pop present a limited-edition collection in honor of the 10th anniversary of Fleet Foxes' debut LP. First Collection 2006-2009 spans the early days of Fleet Foxes' career, including the self-titled debut album, plus the Sun Giant EP, The First EP (formerly a self-titled, very limited-edition, self-released EP), and B-sides & Rarities. The vinyl version is packaged in a lavish box, with a 12" LP of the debut album and separate 10" records for each of the added titles; the CD version has a separate CD for each title. In addition to it's musical offerings, the collection features a 32-page booklet including show flyers, lyrics and artwork from band's early history.

Grapetooth "s/t" CD/LP (Polyvinyl) 
Concocting a freshly strange blend of synth pop and damaged folk music, Grapetooth is a band from Chicago that consists of Chris Bailoni (Home-Sick) and Clay Frankel (Twin Peaks).

Lattimore, Mary & Meg Baird "Ghost Forests" CD/LP (Three Lobed)   
Ghost Forests musical conversations between Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore are intimate, fluid, effortless and spontaneous. They're filled with the euphoria of creation and, at times, they articulate hard truths and tangled emotions with an ease only trusted friends can manage. The songs alternate between extended ethereal instrumental excursions, gauzy and dreamy pop, blown-out Bull of the Woods heavy haze, and modern re-imaginations of epic traditional balladry all while touching on the strange and otherworldly places between these stations.

Mascis, J "Elastic Days" CD/LP/CS (Sub Pop)   
Like it's predecessors, Elastic Days was recorded at J's own Bisquiteen studio. Mascis does almost all his own stunts, although Ken Miauri (who also appeared on Tied to a Star) plays keyboards and there are a few guest vocal spots. These include old mates Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession), and Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion), as well as the newly added voice of Zoë Randell (Luluc) among others. But the show is mostly J's and J's alone. But for those expecting the hallucinatory overload of Dinosaur Jr's live attack, the gentleness of the approach here will draw easy comparisons to Neil Young's binary approach to working solo versus working with Crazy Horse. This is a lazy man's shorthand, but it still rings true.

Mascis, J "Several Shades of Why" CS (Sub Pop) 
2011 album now on cassette.

Mascis, J "Tied to a Star" CS (Sub Pop) 
2014 album now on cassette.

Men, The "Hated: 2008-2011" CD/2xLP (Sacred Bones)   
NYC's The Men have made a name for themselves as wayfaring musicians, constantly evolving and eluding their listeners. Before they were genre-hopping through country, post-punk, noise rock, and more, they were applying that experimental nature within the more confined space of punk. Within that genre they were wildly adventurous, playing noise shows, hardcore shows, rock shows, and switching up the instrumentation as they saw fit, while always operating within a general punk ethos. The songs on Hated are pulled from a variety of sources - their debut demo tape, a split with Nomos, a 7", a 12" EP, and a slew of unreleased demos, outtakes, and live recordings.

Metric "Fantasies" LP (Mom + Pop) 
For Mom + Pop Records' 10th anniversary, a picture disc reissue of Metric's 2009 album.

Missal, Donna "This Time" LP (Harvest Records) 
New Jersey singer Donna Missal may be a newbie but her passionately raw vocal proves she could capture even the most jaded listeners. With a mighty set of pipes akin to Lana Del Rey's smoky pop softness, soulful strength and grit of Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard and the howl of Janis Joplin, the songstress' trifecta appeal carries her with a lighted torch to the forefront of today's crowded musical landscape.

Muse "Simulation Theory" LP (Warner Brothers) 
The band's eighth studio release is a synth-rock album with themes of simulation and centering on the idea of "fantasy becoming real". Contrasting the band's previous three albums which dealt with darker themes, the band sought lighter influences from science fiction and 1980s pop culture and produced the album one track at a time without a focus on a greater narrative or theme.

Neon Indian "Era Extrana" LP (Mom + Pop) 
For Mom + Pop Records' 10th anniversary, a picture disc reissue of Neon Indian's 2011 album.

Public Memory "Demolition" CD/LP (Felte) 
Public Memory is a blend of damaged and dubbed out percussion, unfurling synths and sparse sampling all strung together by producer Robert Toher's spectral tenor. The project's sophomore LP, Demolition follows 2017's Veil of Counsel EP and 2016's Wuthering Drum LP with cinematic fortitude. While Public Memory's prominent krautrock and triphop rhythms are represented here, Demolition explores a greater range of tempos and an expanse of alien emotions with layers of electronic drums, live drums, Korg synths and samples from nature.

Rays "You Can Get There From Here" LP (Trouble In Mind) 
Oakland band's 2nd album, representing a turning point for the band, angling their scrappy, post-punk fury into a more refined & melodic pop sensibility and drawing inspiration from UK DIY pop & punk like Dolly Mixture, Cleaners From Venus & Television Personalities.

Reputations, The "Electric Power" CD/LP (Nine Mile) 
New album from the Austin power-soul garage rock band.

Revivalists, The "Take Good Care" LP+7" (Loma Vista) 
2018 release from the New Orleans rockers. Marked by songwriting that is both intensely personal and also an escape, Take Good Care is brimming with sonic complexity, celebration, and catharsis. Sometimes raising more questions than answers, it is a reflection of the up-and-down journey of life that we're all on together.

Shogun and the Sheets "Hold On Kid b/w Pissing Blood" 7" (What's Your Rupture?) 

Sleigh Bells "Treats" PIC DISC LP (Mom + Pop) 
For Mom + Pop Records' 10th anniversary, a picture disc reissue of Sleigh Bells' 2010 debut album.

Steinbrink, Stephen "Utopia Teased" CD/LP (Western Vinyl)   
Stunned with grief in the months following the Ghost Ship fire, Oakland-based Stephen Steinbrink ate LSD daily, bought a synthesizer, and locked himself in his shipping container studio, refusing to sleep for days as he wrote and recorded what would become Utopia Teased, as a means of working through his overwhelming feelings of cynicism and loss. Unlike the pristine production of his previous album Anagrams, on Utopia Teased, Steinbrink embraces the rough edges, as he shifts his focus from the craft of production to the art of processing and capturing his experiences with honesty.

Stereolab "Peng" LP (Too Pure) 
On vinyl again for the first time in a while.

Stereolab "The Groop Played Space Age Batchelor Pad Music" LP (Too Pure ) 
On vinyl again for the first time in a while.

Stevens, Sufjan "Songs For Christmas" 5xLP (Asthmatic Kitty) 
For over a decade, and almost every Christmas, Sufjan Stevens recorded a Christmas album that he gifted to friends and family. The recording process took place every December, for one week, usually at home, provoking collaborations with friends, roommates, and musical peers. This 5LP box set compiles the first five volumes (previously released on CD only) on vinyl for the first time.

Tentenko "s/t" LP (Toothpaste) 
Debut solo album from former member of the notorious Japanese punk Idol group BiS. This album is Tentenko's 'Pop' album, yet it is infused with her stylistically-varied musical influences.

Tiersen, Yann "Hent" LP (Mute) 
Hent, a 45-minute composition, is the final release related to Eusa, his ninth studio album and first piano album, which came out on Mute in 2016. The album is available as a limited edition vinyl release, part of the Mute 4.0 anti-versary releases.

Tokyo Police Club "Champ" LP (Mom + Pop) 
For Mom + Pop Records' 10th anniversary, a picture disc reissue of Tokyo Police Club's 2010 album.

RAP & HIP-HOP
Brown, Kev "Fill In the Blank" LP (Redefinition Records) 
In the vein of previous album Homework, Fill in the Blank continues the same formula of pairing sporadic beats and raps in an unorthodox, yet seamless presentation. The two projects may share similarities, but as an artist, Kev Brown is all about evolution. The mixing is tighter, the beats are bolder and his rapping is more aggressive.

DJ Woody "Scratch Sounds No. 1" 12" (Woodwurk) 
"The Scratch Sounds series is a resource for the musically minded turntablist practitioner. My aim with this series is to produce a coherent set of original recordings with vocalists and instrumentalists, designed specifically for the scratch musician. Taking inspiration from the library music catalogues of the 1960s and 70s, each record is themed in style or mood. By building a library of Scratch Sounds the creative process becomes streamlined, enabling you to select the record most fitting to your project or jam. For each instrument I have provided a combination of skip-proof loops, chords, riffs and licks. This is to ensure that the format isn't overly prescriptive and allows for a variety of playing styles and approaches." - DJ Woody

DJ Woody "Scratch Sounds No. 1" 7" (Woodwurk) 
This record is specially formatted for 7" and contains 28 skip-proof scratch phrases, many of which are different to those on the 12" version. Side one is programmed at 83.33 bpm and side two at 100 bpm.

Ghost McGrady "Believe" LP (Street Corner Music) 
Originally hailing from Florida, Ghost McGrady headed out west and posted up in Koreatown, Los Angeles where neighbors and police frequently complained of a loud smell and an even louder stereo system blaring the wide spectrum of vivid sounds that would ultimately come to form the beats throughout this album. This is a collection of songs composed over the past four years (2014-2018) that form one coherent thought: Believe.

Lil Peep "Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 1 & Pt. 2" LP (Columbia)   
Lil Peep, who's been described as being "at the forefront of bridging hip-hop, emo-pop-punk, and one of the most promising musicians in any genre," passed away two weeks after his 21st birthday. This deluxe package contains the Long Island artist's previously released LP plus his second album, Come Over When You're Sober Pt.2, Peep's first posthumous project. Produced by friends and collaborators Smokeasac and George Astasio of IIVI, both albums mix up live guitar loops with reverb-ed trap rhythms, and Peep's distinct vocals sit beautifully over the instrumentals to complete the gloomy, often drug-addled vibe.

Nickelus F "Stuck" LP (Vinyl Conflict Records) 
2018 mixtape. Nickelus F (formerly known as Nick Fury) is a rapper, songwriter, and producer from Richmond, Virginia. He is best known for being the Black Entertainment Television 106 & Park "Freestyle Friday" champion seven weeks in a row and being inducted into it's Hall of Fame in 2007. Nickelus F is also known for his collaborations with rapper Drake.

Open Mike Eagle "What Happens When I Try To Relax" CD (Auto Reverse) 
The first new music from Open Mike Eagle since the massively acclaimed "Brick Body Kids Still Daydream" album featured in many end of year lists in 2017. Having spent much of this year working on his first tv show "The New Negroes" for Comedy Central which will air next year Eagle returns to music and touring with "relatable (peak OME)" which gives a very current glimpse into OME's daily life.
PaceWon & Mr. Green "The Only Color That Matters is Green" LP (Green Music Group) Reissue of 2008 album, on vinyl for the first time ever and with a special one of a kind hand drawn cover by Cornbread, the first modern graffiti artist.

Paz, Vinnie "The Pain Collector" CD/LP (Enemy Soil) 
Jedi Mind Tricks frontman Vinnie Paz returns with his fourth, full-length solo album. For over twenty years, Vinnie Paz's dedication to the craft of emceeing has helped cement his reputation as one of the most respected emcees in the indie hip-hop scene. Since launching his own independent label in 2010, Paz has released a barrage of albums that also include his work with Jedi Mind Tricks, Army of the Pharaohs, and Heavy Metal Kings.

Q-Unique "The Mechanic" CD (Bastard Jazz) 
Arsonists alumni Q-Unique can always be counted on to bring through the amped-up mic skills. The Brooklyn MC's fourth solo project starts with the booming "Look Up In The Sky," where he bigs up his rap-rock connections-"I'm tatted up and I'm on the road with Korn"-before signing off in superhero terms: "Capital Q, Brooklyn, look up in the sky!" The energy and intensity continue via a couple of collaborations with Ill Bill-the eerie "No Country For Old Men" and the dramatic, stringpowered "Cult Leader & Capital"-along with the discordant modern borough shoutout "Brooklyn Stomp."

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal "Secret Boy" LP (Run For Cover) 
In anticipation of the new Wicca Phase Springs Eternal album due out early next year, Run For Cover will be reissuing 2016's Secret Boy LP. WPSE's standout full-length was only originally available as a limited release through Philadelphia's Disposition Collective.

CLASSIC ROCK
Beatles "White Album" 3xCD/2xLP/4xLP Deluxe Anniversary Edition (Capitol) 
3xCD and 4xLP set includes new stereo mix by Giles Martin and 27 demos recorded at George's house. These are known as the "Esher Demos," and are acoustic demos of songs that would appear on The White Album, Abbey Road, Beatles Anthology 3, and solo albums by John, Paul, George, and Jackie Lomax. There's a song of George's of which a studio version does not exist.

Byrds "Eight Miles High" 7" (Sundazed) 
Earlier recorded versions of "Eight Miles High" and "Why" at RCA Studios that the band were forced to re-record by Columbia. The band believed these versions to be superior and they are being released for the first time from their original mono mixdown masters.

Clapton, Eric "August" LP (Reprise) 
Clapton, Eric "Behind The Sun" 2xLP LP (Reprise) 
Clapton, Eric "Journeyman" 2xLP LP (Reprise) 
Clapton, Eric "Money & Cigarettes" LP (Reprise) 

Dr John "Gris Gris" LP (Jackpot) 
While Gris-Gris contains moments that make it a type stamped symbol of its era, it might have well been made in outer space. Recorded in its own psychic and stylistic vacuum, the album borrows as heavily from the New Orleans' musical culture in which he grew up as it does the looming continuous pulse of war, heavy drugs, and the end of the free love/hippie movement. The album was taken under the wing of a small percentage of the "underground" upon its release in 1968 and did not find a true following for years. Original mono mix on green vinyl.

Hendrix, Jimi "Electric Ladyland: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" 6xLP+Blu-Ray (SMG) 
Deluxe box set of this landmark album including the original double album newly remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes; a further double album of unreleased early takes; two more LPs of a live concert from 9/14/68 at the Hollywood Bowl; and a blu ray of the "At Last... The Beginning" making-of documentary, the original album mixed in 5.1 surround sound, and the original stereo mixes in 24 bit/96 kz high resolution audio; and a deluxe book.

John, Elton "Here And There" LP (Mercury) 
Live album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, originally released in 1976. The title refers to the two concerts represented on the album: 'Here' is a concert recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London during the summer of 1974; 'There' is a concert recorded at New York City's Madison Square Garden on 28 November 1974.

Paul Butterfield Blues Band "East-West" LP (Sundazed) 
1966's East-West, the second album from the Butterfield Blues Band--and their last with lead guitarist Mike Bloomfield--found the group branching out from the electric blues and adding elements of modern jazz and the music of India, most notably on the landmark title track, which paved the way for much of the musical experimentation of the late '60s.

Queen "Jazz" LP (Hollywood Records) 
Half speed mastered reissue of the band's classic 1978 album.

METAL  
Carnivore "Retaliation" LP (Listenable) 
Compilation of Peter Steele's (Type O Negative) previous two bands demo recordings.

Clutch "Impetus" CD (Earache) 
Reissue of 1992 EP.

Cult Leader "A Patient Man" LP/CS (Deathwish) 
Cult Leader is a chaotic band from Salt Lake City, Utah. "A Patient Man" was recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge, Nails, High On Fire). From the first hits of opener "I Am Healed" Cult Leader take listeners on a sonic rollercoaster ride. Much of the album follows this blueprint. Songs like "Curse of Satisfaction", "Craft of Mourning", and "Share My Pain" are driven by a weave work of unorthodox metallic riffing and fueled by hyper-aggressive percussion. While the technical proficiency is impressive, it's in their use of dynamics where they truly shine.

Emperor "Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk" LP (Spinefarm) 
Green vinyl reissue of the black metal band's 1997 album.

Gorguts "Erosion of Sanity" LP (Listenable) 
Reissue of their 1993 album on marble vinyl.

Iron Reagan "Dark Days Ahead" 12" (Pop Wig) 
New album from Richmond, VA's Iron Reagan, a crossover thrash supergroup featuring members of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse and Darkest Hour. Their new EP Dark Days Ahead wastes no time setting the stage for what's to come - from the initial mayhem of the first seconds of "Authority," crossover chaos builds until the payoff closer track "Watch You Die" finally explodes after just over a minute of riff-filled tension.

Obituary "Back From the Dead" LP (Listenable) 
Compilation of Peter Steele's (Type O Negative) previous two bands demo recordings.

Obituary "Dead" LP (Listenable) 
Compilation of Peter Steele's (Type O Negative) previous two bands demo recordings.

PUNK & HARDCORE
Scientists, The "The Scientists EP" 7" (Numero Group)   
Snarling Aussie punk from the the western burnout paradise of Perth. Recorded in 1980 and issued on the short-lived White Rider label, "Last Night" arrived just before The Scientists abandoned their power pop hooks and went on an unhinged swamp-grunge tear. Replicated down to the tiniest detail, The Scientists E.P. has been remastered from the original analog tapes and presented in a heavy weight picture sleeve.

MINIMAL WAVE
Mercure, Michele "Beside Herself'" CD/2xLP (RVNG Intl. / Freedom to Spend)   
Michele Mercure often dreams of music, and in her waking life, reclaims fragments of these fleeting, floating melodies in her compositions and sound art. 'Beside Herself', an anthology of Mercure's self-produced and distributed cassettes released between 1983 and 1990, collects these dreamlike passages and lo-fi nocturnes, preserving the qualities of discovery and intimacy surrounding their genesis.

BLUES
v/a "Confessin' the Blues" 2xCD/2xLP/5x10" (BMG UK) 
Collects the greatest bluesmen ever and provides a perfect study of the genre. The tracks on the various formats of the release have been chosen by The Rolling Stones in collaboration with BMG and Universal. Available as a 2CD set, two 2xLP sets and a 5x10" bookpack (mimicking the original 78RPM releases). All versions include liner notes by music journalist Colin Larkin and the bookpack contains removeable art card prints by noted blues illustrator Christoph Mueller.

FOLK
Bolotin, Jay "No One Seems To Notice That It's Raining" LP (Delmore) 
Previously unreleased recordings 1970-75 from the Kentucky native who has been described as sounding like Leonard Cohen crossed with John Jacob Niles recording Blood On The Tracks. Limited edition of 1,000 featuring: Deluxe linen old style tip-on jacket; 12-page Saddle Stitched Book containing excerpts from Jay Bolotin's personal letters from the era, accompanied by newly commissioned woodcut prints documenting the people and the times; printed inner sleeve with complete lyrics on the front, and 12×12 print "The River" on the back. Also includes full
album  download code + bonus song / story; "Lester And The Gold Coin."

Hurley, Michael "Living Ljubljana" LP (Feeding Tube)  
New release of a1995 live set from Michael Hurley, who is joined by bassist Robert Michener and percussionist Mickey Bones. The sound is beautiful, the band plays with lazy perfection, and Hurley's vocals are energetically melodic

JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Paul, Les & His Trio "After You've Gone" LP (ORG)   
Les Paul's resume is hard to top. Paul was a self-taught guitarist, specializing in jazz, country, and blues. He was also a prominent songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He's credited for pioneering the solid-body electric guitar, along with many recording innovations that are used widely today. After You've Gone features an impressive twenty eight songs recorded by Les Paul & His Trio between 1944-1945.

FEMALE VOCALS
Horn, Shirley "Softly" LP (ORG) 
Never before been pressed to vinyl, Shirley Horn's Softly is reflective of the album's late night recording sessions at Peirre Sprey's home recording studio in rural Maryland, aptly named Mapleshade Studio. The 1988 release is commonly referred to as one of Horn's most introspective and emotionally intensive records to date. With her sidemen Charles Ables (bass) and Steve Williams (percussion) gathered into a quaint, pastoral living room full of recording equipment, the trio plowed through the tunes, tracking almost until dawn.

SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Bradley, Charles "Black Velvet" CD/ LP (Daptone)   
Black Velvet is a celebration of Charles Bradley, lovingly assembled by his friends and family at Dunham/Daptone Records. Though chronologically the material spans Charles' entire career, this is no anthology, greatest hits or other shallow rehashing of the songs that already made him famous. Rather, this album is a profound exploration through the less-travelled corners of the soulful universe that Charles and his longtime producer, co-writer and friend Tommy "TNT" Brenneck created in the studio together over their decade-long partnership.

Bradley, Charles "Black Velvet" LP BOX SET (Daptone) 
One-time pressing for the super-fan - a gorgeous black velvet wrapped box set that includes the following: 180g vinyl version of the standard LP, a bonus 12" 45rpm EP with stripped-down mixes of 4 CB classics, an exclusive slip-mat, 2 printed heavy-duty inner sleeves sporting a surreal painting of Charles and the interview in which he explains the origin of the painting, a 12"x12" photo-book with extensive liner notes from Producer Tommy 'TNT', an exact replica of Charles' original "Black Velvit" business card, and last but certainly not least...a seeded DL Card (once you've retrieved your DL, you can plant the card and wildflowers will grow in memory of Charles).

California Flight Project "s/t" LP (Preservation) 
California Flight Project is a well known name for many record collectors because of the PPU 7" release of California Flight, and the self released CD-R's from the front man, Jerry "J". Finally Preservation records is very proud to present to you the first official release on vinyl of their early tracks 79-81. Fantastic modern soul from Berkeley, California. Licensed, remastered, with new cover and full credits makes this a collectors item. Only 500 pressed

Ghost Funk Orchestra "Walk Like A Motherfucker / Isaac Hayes" 7" (Karma Chief Records/Colemine Records) 
Ghost Funk Orchestra are a mystery. Plain and simple. Dirty, soulful production, verbed and fuzzed out guitars, mysterious vocals that feel like a lost score to a Quentin Tarantino film. The brainchild of one-man producer/musician/arranger Seth Applebaum, GFO is forging new territory and blurring the line between soul and psychedelic. For fans of: Temples, Allah-Las, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Khruangbin.

Gripsweats, The "Gripsweats Theme / Intermission" 7" (Colemine Records) 
The nastiest, sweatiest instrumental funk on Colemine is back with a second helping. This time coming through with some fuzzed out funk on the A-side with "Gripsweats Theme" and some mellow library vibes on the B-side. DJs are going to need doubles of this bad boy as this one has the vibe to get the party started right. For fans of The JBs, The Meters, and Vulfpeck

Gripsweats, The "Gripsweats Theme / Intermission" WHITE 7" (Colemine Records) 
White vinyl version

Ikebe Shakedown "Assassin / View From Above" 7" (Colemine) 
The latest and greatest from Ikebe Shakedown. "Assassin" is pulled from the band's most recent LP 'The Way Home' with a B-side that is exclusive to this 45. Brooklyn's Ikebe Shakedown explores a wide variety of instrumental soul, touching on afro-funk, R&B, and even psych at times.

Jones,Thelma "I Can't Stand It b/w Only Yesterday" 7" (Numero Group) 
The missing link between her Barry and Columbia singles, "I Can't Stand It" b/w "Only Yesterday" is Thelma Jones with her back against the wall of an empty and indifferent Holiday Inn lounge and nothing to lose. Washed out of the recording business by the age of 30, Jones and her then-husband/ manager James Hazley relocated to Tampa to work the hotel circuit and figure out what-if anything-was next. Following a chance encounter with Blair Mooney, Jones was invited to workshop a few stray originals at his Studio 70 compound in 1972. "He seemed to believe in me more than I did at the time,"Jones remembered of the Tampa studio impresario. Jones signed with Columbia a few years later and hightailed it out of The Big Guava, leaving two sides of country-politan soul on the shelf to be forgotten about. This Eccentric Soul 45 is a first time issue, carrying the banner of Mooney's Gimp label and mastered directly from the original analog tapes.

Sleepy's Theme "The Vinyl Room" LP (Be With) 
With powerhouse production trio Organized Noize, Sleepy Brown orchestrated Atlanta's hallmark sound of the 90s; his slow-cooked southern-fried G-Funk providing hits for TLC, Outkast and Goodie Mob. However, by 1998 and post-Aquemini, his desire was to take centre stage. The dizzying result was Sleepy's Theme and their wonderful throwback LP, The Vinyl Room. Their vintage, 70s soul-steeped magnum opus was promptly passed on by Jimmy Iovine at Interscope, released only on CD on a limited scale, and mostly...um...slept on. This inaugural vinyl edition of this landmark record boldly arrives as a DJ friendly double LP, fully remastered and pressed loud and heavy at 180g. Elegantly housed in a sleek, sumptuous gatefold jacket, adorned with an appropriately pimped-out purple foil layer, it features printed lyrics across two double-sided inner sleeves.

REGGAE  
Marter & Yony "Rhythm Matter" CS (Personal Affair) 
Japanese Reggae / Dub duo based in Nagano, Japan & Brooklyn, NY. Lo-Fi Spacey DUB meets Basic Channel & King Tubby recorded on cassette tape & reel to reel.

ELECTRONIC
Guerrer@ "Aggressive Healing Music" 12" (Akashik Records) 
Debut project from New York based experimental producer Guerrer@ on MNDSGN's Akashik Records.

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
"La Schiava Io Ce L'ho E Tu" by Piero Umiliani LP (Four Flies) 
Recorded at Ortophonic studios in Rome in September 1973, this is the original soundtrack of a Giorgio Capitani's movie with Lando Buzzanca and Chaterine Spaak, known everywhere as one of the most sought-after productions from the famous Italian composer, and whose original LP has now considered as a kind of holy grail among the most serious worldwide record diggers.

v/a "Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music" CD/2xLP (Anthology Recordings)
Unusual Sounds encapsulates the niche and fascinating subculture of library music. Genres were spliced, conventions dispensed with, and oftentimes hybrid music of astonishing complexity was produced. Elements of rock, jazz, soul, even twentieth-century avant-garde composition were all utilized, and no stone was left unturned in the 20 track compilation. As a result, some of the best library music defies all categorization, reflecting the individualistic quirks and artistry of the  various musicians who made it.

EXPERIMENTAL 
Rich, Robert & B. Lustmord "Stalker" 2xLP (Hearts of Space) 
In 1995, Robert Rich joined underground sound design legend B. Lustmord (aka Lustmord / Brian Williams) for an extended journey inspired by the title and the hypnotic minimalism of Andrei Tarkovsky's mesmerizing future-fiction film Stalker. The album reveals the ambiguity lurking at the fringes of perception. A provocative contribution to the early 'dark ambient' scene, the album slowly reveals a psychoactive soundscape of shape-shifting shadows, dense subharmonic massings, subtle drone textures and ambiguous sound events lurking at the fringes of perception.

Samantha Glass "Nine Memories Between Impression & Imprint" LP (Holodeck)   
LP Version Now Available. Enigmatic Austin based producer/starlet untangles their serpentine mind on the ambitious new full length. Since 2010, Beau Devereaux has chronicled their romantic and turbulent process of self-identification as Samantha Glass through the use of electronics, field recordings and a seductive, baritone voice. Abstract soundscapes rise and fall around addictively brooding ballads and introspective monologues as Glass deconstructs themself beneath the weight of their poetry and lyrics. Nine Memories Between Impression & Imprint unveils an allure through vulnerability, elegantly depicting the endless audition of becoming Samantha Glass.

SOUNDTRAC KS
"Gruesome Twosome" by Herschel Gordon-Lewis LP (Toxic Toast) 
Gruesome Twosome is the original 1967 black comedy horror film that started a whole new genre. Part soundtrack, part radio drama, this unique soundtrack experience tells the story from start to finish in about 40 minutes The music spans a wide range of styles including: classical score, lo-fi garage rock, go-go music, and jazz. Lovingly remastered to the highest audio quality possible and limited to 666 copies on blood red vinyl

"Candyman" by Phillip Glass LP (One Way Static) 
Eerie minimalistic soundtrack now available as a limited classic black vinyl edition (with obi strip) with an insert containing exclusive and extensive liner notes by author Clive Barker, composer Philip Glass, director Bernard Rose and actors Tony Todd, Ted Raimi & Xander Berkeley.

"Halloween"  by John Carpenter [40th Anniversary] LP (Death Waltz)   
This 40th anniversary release of the original Halloween music composed and performed by John Carpenter in 1978 presents the original Halloween film score as it was mixed within the film. The audio is taken from the "music stem" derived from the 35mm mono tracks that comprised the dialogue, sound effects and music of the original film which when combined, comprise the complete soundtrack of the classic film. The first LP album of Halloween, released in 1982, was a remix of the original 16 master by Alan Howarth, with instructions from John Carpenter to re-mix the tracks to represent the best sound of the music, and not necessarily be committed to match the music as mixed for the film.

"Mandy" by Jóhann Jóhannsson LP (Invada)
Jóhann Jóhannssonn is recognised as one of the best modern film composers. His score to 'The Theory Of Everything' won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score and was nominated for the same Academy Award, whilst his stunning work on 'Sicario' also earned him the Academy Award nomination for best score. His other notable works include 'Arrival', 'Prisoners' and 'The Mercy'. The Mandy score was co-produced by Jóhann and Randall Dunn. It features Sunn O)))'s Stephen O'Malley on guitar. The album was later assembled with the help of co-producers Pepijn Caudron and Yair Glotman.

LOCAL
Mr. Lewis and the Funeral 5 "Before the World Beat You Down" CD/LP (Chicken Ranch) 
On their new album the band, along with producer Danny Reisch (White Denim, Okkervil River) has created a devastating masterpiece of grief and regret, tempered with Greg Lewis' clever, morbid, and dryly humorous lyrics. The songs on "Before The World Beat You Down", take the listener on a journey through a loungey hellride that appears to be headed toward some sort of closure, only to leave them suspended in mid-air.

HOLIDAY
Hanson "Snowed In" LP (Real Gone Music) 
Limited shaped vinyl reissue


Friday, November 2nd

POP/ROCK
48 Chairs "70% Paranoid" LP (Cache Cache) 
Reissue of 1981 album. Combining the talents of Gerry And The Holograms with the free jazz Brit-skronk of Lol Coxhill and gelled together with vocals by female punk one-timer Fran Kershner, 48 Chairs are still often referred to as one of Manchester's best-kept secrets. 70% Paranoid bridges the micro-niches of electronic jazz and punk jazz from a band formed at an axis where DIY and new wave hadn't quite collided, with sprinklings of post-punk female vocals worthy of PragVEC and Suburban Lawns. Features previously unreleased tracks recorded during the original album studio sessions.

A Certain Ratio "The Graveyard and The Ballroom" LP (Mute) 
Produced by Martin Hannett, The Graveyard and the Ballroom contains 14 tracks: 7 demo songs from a session recorded at Graveyard Studios in September 1979 and 7 songs from a gig at the Electric Ballroom in October 1979. The album captures A Certain Ratio at their best - raw, dark and funky and contains early versions of future classic tracks like "Do The Du" and "Flight".

Arcade Fire "EP" 12" (Legacy)   
Vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. This is the original Arcade Fire demo EP recorded in August 2003 in a barn in Maine, and featuring an earlier lineup of the band (Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Dane Mills, Brendan Reed and Myles Broscoe). It was produced by Richard Reed Parry, Win and Régine, and was originally only available at shows. The EP features an early version of the fan favorite "No Cars Go."

Callahan, Bill "Live at Third Man Records" LP (Third Man Records) 
Bill Callahan, fka Smog, is simultaneously a staple of strange American country, lo-fi, folk and independent music. His lyricism comes across as challenging and deeply autobiographical, equal parts "poetry leaning on true-to-life darkness" and "three chords and the truth." So, it is fitting that Callahan's live set would command the same sense of friendliness-with-difficulty that the recorded songs do. With brief, candid, and charming interludes between older and newer material, an outsider can hear that this performance was obviously a full-bodied (and multi-era) engagement, no space left for distraction.

Death From Above 1979 "Heads Up" LP (Ancient Fashion)   
Death From Above's 2002 debut EP Heads Up is a noise rock micro-opus that focuses its bratty punk ire toward the downtown Toronto nightlife and social scene where the duo plotted behind a screen of gobo-lit cigarette smoke. With one foot in suburban hardcore, and the other on the dance floors of Mod Nights and Garage Rock rave-ups, Death From Above's critique is as much self-loathing as social commentary. Originally released in limited quantities via Ache Records, Heads Up is now available on vinyl from singer/drummer Sebastien's own Ancient Fashion Records for the first time in over a decade. Manufactured in Detroit by Third Man Pressing for maximum fidelity.

Escape-ism "Crime Wave Rock" 7" (Third Man Records) 
Two tracks from Ian Svenonius performed live.

Goatman (Goat) "Rhythms" LP (Rocket Recordings)   
Limited yellow colored vinyl LP pressing. Recorded in GOAT's northern Swedish home town of Korpilombolo in late 2017 - the 6 tracks on Rhythms reveal a true collision of African Rock, Jazz, Reggae, Gospel and Psych, but all put through the famous GOAT filters. Rhythms is a very apt title for the album as each track is an exploration of the 'groove'. From the Fela Kuti'esqe drums and horns jam of Jaam Ak Salam, to the frantic gospel-jazz of Carry the Load. From the fuzzed Can via the 'Bristol sound' track of Hum Bebass Nahin, to the cinematic, Spacemen 3'esqe drones of the album closer Baaneexu. The end result is quite an astonishing and very unique album, like what you would expect from an album made by a member of GOAT - an album that is hard to put your finger on, but one that you will keep revisiting, the more it's sounds reveals itself.

Goshen Electric Co. ''The Gray Tower b/w Ring the Bell" 7" (Secretly Canadian) Better known as Strand of Oaks, Tim Showalter's turn at the helm of Magnolia Electric Co. (Mike Benner, Jason Evans Groth, Mikey Kapinus, Mark Rice, Peter Schreiner) comes ahead of the Goshen, In. native's Memorial Electric Co. European tour. Showalter's wail recalls Molina's somber, choir-boy croon, but roughened with sandpaper. The prophetic, dystopian darkness of "The Gray Tower" captures the original soaring chorus and delicate melody with the power of a full band.

Harmony Rockets w/ Peter Walker "Lachesis / Clotho / Atropos LP (Tompkins Square)
Rediscovered by Tompkins Square in 2006 after decades out of sight, Walker has remained active into his 8th decade, and now collaborating anew with fellow Upstaters, Harmony Rockets. Joined in a mighty super-session with Harmony Rockets (Mercury Rev), Martin Keith, Nels Cline (Wilco) and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Lachesis / Clotho / Atropos is a mind-melting inter-generational collaboration that could only have coalesced around the wool-sweaters, warm teacups and moldering  bookstores of "Old Old Woodstock", both the real and mythologized versions.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "12 Bar Bruise" CD/LP (ATO) 
The debut full length album by KG&TLW, originally released in 2012 and limited to 500 hand-numbered copies

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Eyes Like The Sky" CD/LP (ATO) 
The second full length album by KG&TLW, released in 2013 and originally limited to 500 copies. A cult western audio book, the album is narrated and tells a story of the American Frontier.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Float Along - Fill Your Lungs" CD/LP (ATO) 
The third full length album by KG&TLW released in 2013 featuring the 'Gizzhead National Anthem' "Head/On-Pill".

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Oddments" CD/LP (ATO) 
The 4th studio album by KG&TLW released in 2014 featuring a collection of odd songs recorded between 2007-2014. Originally limited to 500 copies. Pyschedelic rock/pop.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Willoughby's Beach" CD/LP (ATO) 
KG&TLW's second EP, Willoughby's Beach was self-released in 2011 and originally limited to 350 hand-numbered copies

Korn "Issues" LP (Legacy)
Korn "Take A Look In the Mirror" LP (Legacy)
Korn "Untouchables" LP (Legacy) 
Reissues of Korn's 4th, 5th, and 6th albums.

Littlebabyangel "GADA" LP (LuckyMe) 
Littlebabyangel is 23 year old Stephan Armstrong from London, Ontario. Raised in rock, Armstrong fuses rap-mixtapes, electronic music, R&B & industrial influences to make something stark digital and contemporary.

Los Campesinos! "No Blues" LP (Wichita) 
Limited colored vinyl LP pressing. Celebrating a bratty, tongue-in-cheek viewpoint and a spunky indie punk style similar to Art Brut, while applying an assortment of instruments akin to Architecture in Helsinki, Los Campesinos! (a Spanish name that roughly translates to "the Peasants") formed in 2006 in Cardiff, Wales. 2013's highly acclaimed No Blues served as the band's fifth LP in six years and was produced by Tom Campesinos! And John Goodmanson (Death Cab for Cutie, Blondie, Bikini Kill). It features 10 tracks in total, including the punny Pantera send-up "Cemetery Gaits" and lead single "What Death Leaves Behind," a big, bubbly love song of hyperactive synths and joyfully overwrought lyrics.

Majetic "Club Dread" CD (Winspear) 
The production on Majetic's new album alludes to various dance genres but never quite embodies them. Similarly, the characters populating its ten twilit tracks orbit the nightlife without taking to the dance floor. Amorphous and peripheral, it's music for the sidewalks adjacent the club-a score for the bittersweet comedowns.

Moonface "This One's For The Dancer & This One's For The Dancer's Bouquet" LP (Jagjaguwar) 
Like the title itself, the album is made up of two distinct yet connected ideas. The music is culled from two separate projects, each with different collaborators, recorded in different studios, in different towns, in different years. The songs are sung from two completely different standpoints. But rather than split the songs into separate releases, or group them respectively onto the two discs of vinyl they inhabit, Krug has blended them together into one sequence; a long weave of enjoyable variation.

OC's (Oh Sees) "Live in San Francisco" LP (Castle Face) 
Live set from the OCs, featuring a 7-piece backing band.

Paint "s/t" LP (Mexican Summer) 
Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. Paint (Allah-Las guitarist/singer Pedrum Siadatian) is making his mark with his first self-titled solo record. After Allah-Las 2016 Calico Review album he started 4-tracking his own strange ideas fed by the acid-bitter poetry and murky music of Kevin Ayers & Syd Barrett. He found a producer in Frank Maston who instinctively understood the songs would fall apart in the studio if scrubbed too hard. Paint's first album isn't always clean but it's very, very clear: sometimes the mess is the message.

Paisley, Doug "Starter Home" CD/LP (No Quarter) 
To make his first album in nearly 5 years, Doug Paisley stayed in his hometown of Toronto, playing with old friends and collaborators, and recording in home studios around the city. He spent the previous few years writing, and Starter Home showcases an already brilliant songwriter getting even better. The songs are rooted in the sound of folk and country, but the themes are universal and expansive, not belonging to any genre. The recording itself is quiet, often only minimally adorned, showcasing Doug Paisley's incredible voice and guitar playing.

Part Time "Spell #6" LP (Burger) 
Part Time returns to Burger Records with his latest.

Pearson, Josh "Last of the Country Gentlemen" LP (Mute) 
The acclaimed solo debut album by Josh T. Pearson. Rough Trade's Album Of The Year 2011 is being re-released as part of Mute's 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) on limited edition gold vinyl.

Prodigy, The "No Tourists" CD (BMG) 
The seventh full length album from the iconic electronic outfit The Prodigy.

Sugar Ray "Greatest Hits" LP (RT Industries) 
Compiles their classic singles ("Someday," "Fly," "Every Morning," "When It's Over"), as well as other hits chosen by the band, including a cover of Joe Jackson's "Is She Really Going Out With Him," off their 2005 album In The Pursuit of Leisure.

Sun Kil Moon "This is My Dinner" CD (Caldo Verde) 
New album written during Sun Kil Moon's November 2017 tour.

This Is The Kit "Cold and Got Colder" 7" (Third Man Records) 

Thought Gang "s/t" CD/2xLP (Sacred Bones)   
By the time Twin Peaks' second season had aired and Fire Walk With Me had just began principle production, Thought Gang had been born. The esoteric jazz side-project of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti evolved from the seeds of Twin Peaks' trademark slow cool jazz and blossomed into more experimental pastures: horizonless vistas of acid-soaked free-jazz, laced with spoken word narratives and sprawling noisescapes. Fire Walk With Me's soundtrack would ultimately showcase two preliminary tracks ('A Real Indication' and 'The Black Dog Runs at Night') from a full-length album that wouldn't see release for the next two and a half decades. Between May of 1992, and continuing throughout 1993, the bulk of the remaining material for the album was recorded in pieces. This dove-tailed into a string of contracted sessions for other Lynch-Badalamenti projects.

Tigers Jaw "s/t" LP (Run For Cover) 
Since it's initial limited release in 2008, Tigers Jaw's self-titled album has become a reference point for most underground indie rock to come after it. To celebrate the ten year anniversary of this iconic album, Tigers Jaw and Run For Cover Records present this deluxe colored vinyl reissue packed with special features including: A zine with alternate photos from the original album art sessions, a collection of stories and memories from Nick Hamm (Citizen), Georgia Maq (Camp Cope), Jeff Casazza (RFC), Walter Schreifels (Quicksand), Phoebe Bridgers and Ben Russin (Title Fight), full color photo 7" flexi record with an alternate version of "Chemicals".

Unwound "Leaves Turn Inside You" 2xLP (Numero Group) 
The Unwound album that ended all Unwound albums. Recorded in a moldering farmhouse basement at the crest of the new century, Leaves Turn Inside You is the no-wave response to Spector's wall of noise call. Infinite layers of choppy guitar stabs and bridge scrapes, guttural bass thronk, thrift store synths, and monotone chanting wash over suffocating rhythms to deliver the world's only choral grunge LP. Remastered from the original analog tapes and pressed on heavyweight vinyl for the discerning noise-nik.

v/a "CT10 Sampler Volume 1" LP (Captured Tracks) 
v/a "CT10 Sampler Volume 2" LP (Captured Tracks) 
"To celebrate 10 years of Captured Tracks, we've created two budget- priced vinyl samplers that showcase now-classics from a roster of vibrant and varied artists. Plus, we've thrown an exclusive or two in to sweeten the deal. Ya'll remember that supergroup called Shitfather? Destined to rank at #1 on all retail charts? We hope so."

Winter & Triptides "Estrela Mágica" LP (OAR)
Estrela Mágica is a starcrossed collaboration between Samira Winter (Winter) and Glenn Brigman (Triptides). Sighting influences from Brazil's colorful Tropicalia movement as well as the phased out sunshine psychedelia of the American 1960's, Winter and Triptides started blending together their favorite musical colors into a brand new sonic palette. Two years and a dozen home recording sessions later, they had crafted enough material to form Estrela Mágica.

RAP & HIP-HOP
Kids See Ghosts "s/t" LP   
Debut collaboration between Kanye West & Kid Cudi plus special guests including Pusha T, Ty Dolla Sign & Mos Def. Features 'Feel The Love' & 'Reborn'.

Open Mike Eagle "Rappers Will Die Of Natural Causes" LP (Auto Reverse) 
Reissue of Eagle's long-unavailable 2nd record.

Quavo "Quavo Huncho" CD (Quality Control) 
The debut album from Quavo, one third of the international supergroup "Migos". Album includes the hit single "Workin Me" and additional album features from Drake, Travis Scott, Madonna, Cardi B, Lil Baby, Offset, Takeoff, and 21 Savage.

Wu-Tang Clan "Wu-Tang Forever" 4xLP (Legacy)   
Limited quadruple vinyl LP pressing. Wu-Tang Forever is the second studio album by hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, released June 3, 1997, on Loud/RCA Records in the United States. It was released after a long run of successful solo projects from various members of the group, and serves as the follow-up to their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

CLASSIC ROCK
Dylan, Bob "More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14" CD/LP (Legacy) 
The latest chapter in the highly acclaimed Bootleg Series makes available the pivotal studio recordings made by Bob Dylan during six extraordinary sessions in 1974--four in New York (September 16, 17, 18, 19) and two in Minneapolis (December 27, 30)--that resulted in the artist's 1975 masterpiece, Blood On The Tracks.

PSYCH & PROG ROCK
Qluster "Elemente" LP (Bureau B)   
Album number seven from Qluster, the third incarnation of the legendary krautronic project Kluster/Cluster. Elemente springs a surprise with a minor sensation: sequencer lines. In principle, Elemente was created in much the same fashion as earlier Qluster albums: the three musicians met up in Schönberg, a remote hamlet in northern Mecklenburg. The eight pieces were distilled from the original recordings of their lengthy improvised sessions, with additional elements added to only three of the tracks in the production process. Elemente has been crafted exclusively with analog instruments: a range of analog synthesizers, rhythm machines, a Farfisa organ, a Fender Rhodes piano, and various effects devices. LP version includes CD.

v/a "Brown Acid - The Seventh Trip" CD (Riding Easy) 
Everybody's favorite source for the hard stuff is back in business, with ten more lethal doses of rare hard rock, heavy psych and proto-metal.

METAL  
Evoken "Hypnagogia" CD (Profound Lore) 
Known as one of the founding fathers of American death / funeral doom, New Jersey's Evoken have been a long-standing pillar of the scene during their 25 year pillage. Their new full-length album Hypnagogia is the band's sixth album, their first in six years since the landmark Atra Mors, and is a towering monolith that develops and redefines the band's sound, strengthening their position within the metal hierarchy.

Hissing "Permanent Destitution" LP (Profound Lore) 
Seattle, Washington's Hissing engage in dark, dissonant, cacophonous, inverted death metal noise and with their debut album, Permanent Destitution, the three-piece have created a nihilistic vision of deranged otherworldly audial pandemonium. A soundscape of pure enveloping darkness and unrelenting chaos, it deconstructs and builds itself through walls and layers of pummeling turmoil and disarray generated through twisted, angular guitar work and fretboard annihilation, surgically cold and calculated death march drums and monolithic bass, all with a dark overbearing ambience. The added touch of droning noise segments, also crucial to the band's sound, mixed with the doomy industrial components, become that final element to make this release a towering monument of primal avant-deathnoise.

Made Out Of Babies "Coward" LP 
Deadstock from the original pressing. Get em while they last!

Made Out Of Babies "The Ruiner" LP 
Deadstock from the original pressing. Get em while they last!

Metallica "..And Justice For All" CD/2xLP/CS (BKN/Rhino/Blackened Recordings)

Metallica "..And Justice For All" DELUXE BOXSET 6LP/11CD/4DVD (BKN/Rhino/Blackened Recordings) 
Limited edition deluxe numbered box set of ...And Justice for All includes the album remastered on 180-gram double LP and CD, three live LPs, picture disc, eleven CDs + four DVDs featuring unreleased content, MP3 download card of all audio, tour laminate, set of four patches, Pushead print, lyric folder and sheets and a 120-page hardcover book with never-before-seen photos + stories.

O.R.B. "The Space Between" LP (Flightless) 
The Space Between is a progressive heavy metal album dripping in paranoia and escapism, but let's not over intellectualise, it's just riffs and drum rolls and the occasional synth. And it couldn't be better.

PUNK & HARDCORE
Decider "Xanthan Gum b/w D.I.B.Y" 7" (Digress) 
New 7" from local group.

Fall, The "Rough Trade Singles" LP (Superior Viaduct)   
Collects The Fall's four singles recorded for this influential label in 1980 and 1983 - How I Wrote 'Elastic Man' / City Hobgoblins, Totally Wired / Putta Block, The Man Whose Head Expanded / Ludd Gang and Kicker Conspiracy - none of which appeared on any of the band's studio LPs.

Gears, The "Rockin' At Ground Zero" LP (Munster) 
This classic 1980 album by Los Angeles punk heroes The Gears represents some of the era's best music. Rockin' At Ground Zero is a raucous document of this underappreciated, still active band, influenced equally by the Sex Pistols and the old school rock & roll they grew up with. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.

Touche Amore "10 Years / 1000 Shows - Live at the Regent Theater" CD (Epitaph) 
February 2018 marked the 10-year anniversary of the first show ever played by Los Angeles, CA natives Touche Amore. To celebrate the feat the band played their 1000th show at the Regent Theater in downtown LA, and the incredible event was captured on their new live album, 10 Years/1000 Shows - Live At The Regent Theater. Featuring 27 tracks, spanning the band's entire catalog, recorded live by Robert Cheeseman and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge) at Godcity Studio in Salem, MA. For fans of Title Fight, La Dispute and Tigers Jaw.

GOTH & DARKWAVE
Dead Can Dance "Dionysus" LP (PIAS)   
Since their inception in Melbourne, Australia in 1981, Dead Can Dance have been informed by folk traditions from all over Europe, not just solely in terms of instrumentation, but also by secular, religious and spiritual practices. Their new album took shape as Brendan Perry became fascinated by long established spring and harvest festivals that had their origins in Dionysian religious practices throughout Europe. Dionysus brings to the fore the rites and rituals that today continue to be informed by the Greek god. The album's seven movements, in the form of an oratorio, represent different facets of the Dionysus myth and his cult. As with the rest of the Dead Can Dance catalog, rhythms inspired by world traditions play a key role, with tracks seeming less like songs and more like fragments of a cohesive whole. Perry blends all of the album's elements together using field recordings and chanting, including a goatherd in Switzerland, beehive's from New Zealand, and bird calls from Mexico and Brazil. Perry uses this not only to invoke the album's atmosphere and symbolic references but also to demonstrate how music can be found everywhere.

MINIMAL WAVE
Diastereomer "Ignition Advancer" LP (Bitter Lake)  
Diastereomer was a new wave two-piece formed in Tokyo by high school friends Katsuya Shoman and Yoshio Tanaka in 1986. An exemplar of 1980s Japanese darkwave, the band's lone release was the 1989 private press Mothersun 7", a Xymox-tinged single which saw the duo trade lead vocal duties between its songs "Mothersun" and "Place". Now, remastered from the original reels, Bitter Lake Recordings present the songs from the Mothersun 7", along with a selection of unreleased studio tracks from 1987-1991 that paint a more coherent picture of what made Diastereomer. Not only do they showcase a love for classic UK new wave and synth pop, but these unreleased tracks exhibit disparate sounds ranging from the gentle guitar ballad of "Within Me Calling" to the eponymous instrumental, which sounds as if it is scoring an intense cinematic moment set in an imagined, futuristic Neo-Tokyo.

COUNTRY
Crowell, Rodney "Christmas Everywhere" CD/LP (New West) 
New Christmas album from the singer/songwriter.

FOLK
Callier, Terry "The New Folk Sound" 2xLP (Craft Recordings) 
Official vinyl reissue cut from the original analog master tapes. This deluxe reissue features unreleased tracks, new liner notes, and bonus tracks. Almost a lost album, it encompasses Terry's blue's voice and jazz/soul/gospel music fusion.

Faithfull, Marianne "Come and Stay With Me: The UK 45s" CD (ABKCO)  
2018 collection. The A and B-sides of the 10 singles Marianne recorded for UK Decca between 1964 and 1969, plus her Go Away From My World EP for good measure. All tracks are in authentic mono, just like the actual 45s. Mastered from the best possible sources, including some fresh Abbey Road transfers of the original tapes.

Holcomb, Roscoe & Wade Ward "The Music of Roscoe Holcomb & Wade Ward" LP (Fantome Phonographique) 
Reissue, originally released in 1962. A magical collection of Kentucky's own Roscoe Holcomb, one of the most legendary figures of Appalachian music and a huge influence on the '60s folk scene, and Wade Ward, a Virginia fiddle and clawhammer banjo player. Roscoe Holcomb covers the first side of this LP, in his wild and raw style. Wade Ward handles the second side, with banjo, fiddle, and vocals, playing in the Galax style. Comes in a heavy sleeve with a hand-numbered sticker; Includes A3 poster insert with liner notes; Edition of 500.

JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Armstrong, Louis "The Paramount Recordings 1923-1925" LP (ORG) 
14-track collection of studio sessions the consummate entertainer tracked between 1923 and 1925, recorded at the time for the Paramount label and featuring King Oliver's Jazz Band, Ma Rainey, Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra, Trixie Smith, Wesley Wilson and Coot Grant. Audio remastered for vinyl and pressed at Pallas Group in Germany. Includes insert with liner notes.

Black Artists Group "In Paris, Aries 1973" LP (Aguirre)   
BAG's membership at the time comprised saxophonist Oliver Lake, trumpeters Baikida Carroll and Floyd LeFlore, drummer Charles Bobo Shaw, and trombonist Joseph Bowie. In Paris, Aries 1973 reveals BAG's musical affinities with the Art Ensemble of Chicago in their approach to the notion of free jazz and awareness of African musical practices. Edition of 500, with liners by Julian Cowley.

Brubeck, Dave "Time In" LP (ORG) 
180gm vinyl LP pressing. Time In is last release of Dave Brubeck's 'Time' series, and is often referred to as one of the pianist's most dynamic and adventurous records. The 1966 studio album ranges from alluring ballads to driving hard bop, with intricate solos strewn about from each player. Every composition of the of the set was written by Brubeck, two tunes of which were co-written with his wife, Lola. While Time In is said to have been Brubeck's least commercial record of the time period, critics have regarded it as one of his "finest moments on Columbia." This will be the first available pressing of the zestful album since the 1960's. The album was remastered for vinyl by Grammy award-winning engineer Bernie Grundman, and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.

Corsano, Chris & Bill Orcutt "Brace Up!" LP (Palilalia) 
Brace Up! is the first ever studio release from the duo of Chris Corsano (drums) and Bill Orcutt (guitar). "Where Harry Pussy often dove toward the deepest end of noise rock, Corsano and Orcutt seem just a bit more interested in exchange... It's so consistently exhilarating that it matters little whether the pair are playing slow or fast, quite or loud, minimal or maximal; all those modes unite into a single rush." --Pitchfork. Recorded in Brussels at Les Ateliers Claus by Christophe Albertijn in March, 2018. Stage dive photograph by Jason Penner.

Eureka Brass Band "New Orleans Parade & Funeral Music" LP (ORG) 
The Eureka Brass Band dates from 1920, when it was organized by clarinetist Willie Parker - he reportedly chose the name under the inspiration of some acquaintances from the West Indies, who had a band they called the Eureka, as related by Richard Knowles in his 1996 history of New Orleans brass bands. The group's most famous leader was trumpet man Percy Humphrey, from 1946 onward. These sessions come from 1951, and include previously unreleased recordings. The audio was remastered for vinyl and press locally at New Orleans Record Press.

Infinite Sound "Contemporary African-Amerikan Music" LP (Aguirre) 
This is conscious free jazz featuring Roland P. Young, originally released in 1975 on the eclectic 1750 Arch records. Infinite Sound's compositions embrace mobile forms, with Glenn Howell's buoyant bass taking a role around which Young's horns and Aisha Kahlil's voice move. Edition of 500, with extensive liner notes by Julian Cowley.

Mingus, Charles "Jazz In Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden" 5xCD/5xLP (BBE) 
The radical discovery by Amir Abdullah of 5 two-track master tapes in the care of Hermine Brooks - - widow of innovative Detroit drummer Roy Brooks - of the Charles Mingus Quintet recorded live in Detroit at Strata Concert Gallery is cause for some serious celebration. These electrifying recordings took place during Mingus' week-long residency in February 1973. They were broadcast live by drummer/producer and broadcaster Robert "Bud" Spangler for WDET FM - a public radio station dedicated to jazz - from Kenny and Barbara Cox's multi-purpose home for Strata Records at 46 Seldon.

SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Calender "It's a Monster" LP (Tidal Waves) 
Coveted by fans and collectors alike, Calender's first (and only) album was originally released in 1976 on Pi Kappa Records & if you're into mid 70s funk then this amazing album will be on constant rotation on your turntable. Now finally back available as a limited deluxe vinyl edition (500 copies) featuring the original 1976 album art.

Jack Moves, The "Free Money" LP (Everloving) 
New sophomore album from this modern soul/funk duo.

Mayfield, Curtis "Curtis / Live!" LP (Antarctica Starts Here)  
Recorded in early 1971, Curtis/Live! finds Curtis Mayfield in top form at the intimate Greenwich Village club The Bitter End. With veterans from Chicago's soul and jazz scene, Mayfield runs through a superb setlist of Impressions classics ("Gypsy Woman," "People Get Ready"), gems from his first solo LP ("We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue," "The Makings of You") and fierce originals that would make their recording debut here ("I Plan To Stay A Believer," "Stare And Stare," and "Stone Junkie").

REGGAE  
Perry, Lee 'Scratch' "The Black Album" LP (Upsetter)   
At 83 years of age, Lee Scratch Perry presents to the world his next full-length solo album, The Black Album, continuing his inimitable roots reggae legacy. Picking up where Lee and producer/mixer Daniel Boyle's last efforts Back On The Controls (2014) left off, Lee wanted to continue the raw analog sound they had cultivated together over multiple past releases. An analog concoction of ultra-rare effects, sonic wizardry and deep heavy roots rhythms. Includes dub versions.

ELECTRONIC
Against All Logic "2012-2017" 2xLP (Other People)   
Back in print!

Apparat "Devil's Walk" LP (Mute) 
One half of Moderat, Apparat's (aka Sascha Ring) album The Devil's Walk, was originally released in 2011. The Devil's Walk's title comes from Shelley's 1812 satirical poem of the same name and was a coming of age record for Ring.

Beacon "'Gravity Pairs" LP (Ghostly International) 
Beacon's third full-length record enters sight as a work of meticulous revision and refraction. Returning home to New York in 2016, four years and several tours since the duo's first release with Ghostly International, Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett knew the next direction would be different. Together they embarked on open-ended sessions, adopting a more linear style of songwriting compared to their previous loop and texture-driven method.

Buttechno "Cherskogo Drive" LP (Cititrax) 
Full length LP of 6 tracks from one of Moscow's leading underground electronic artists, Pavel Milyakov aka Buttechno. He may not need any introduction to some but to those not in the know, he's a unique, relatively new yet prolific musical artist who uses a vast range of instrumentation to create his sound. His music captures the listener in the most thoughtful, precise way.

Deru "Torn In Two" LP (Friends of Friends) 
Deru aka Benjamin Wynn is an Emmy Award winning American composer and music producer. His last record, 1979, dealt with individual human emotions. His new project, Torn In Two, zooms out and deals with human existence as a whole. It finds feelings of frustration, dissociation and anger, but from a high vantage that affords perspective and allows the project to include acceptance, beauty and tranquility.

Fernando "s/t" LP (L.I.E.S.) 
Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brasil now currently residing in the outskirts of Europe, Fernando may be better known for his more floor oriented releases as Innsyter or Seixlack. For this release, his first lp under his given name, we get a vast array of mutant electronics with surprisingly insane, almost pop, songwriting structure over 15 tracks. These songs conjure up a weird netherworld where all things bizarre and wrong come to head and spiral out of control.

Klein, Nick "Bathroom Wall" 12" (Bank) 
New 12" from NYC electronic artist.

Krikor "Saudi" LP (L.I.E.S.) 
Originally released as a limited run cassette on Low Jack's Editons Gravats label in 2017, we now get an official vinyl pressing via L.I.E.S. Krikor Kouchian serves this killer soundtrack to the documentary 'Arabie Saoudite: Les Liaisons Dangerousness' Where the French TV program focuses on the Saudi royal family's support of Wahhabism and the West's appeasement of Saudi foreign policy, Kouchian underlines and accentuates the content with a brooding blend of mirage-like electronics and minimalist drum machine geometries. A deviation from his previous works and he moves into appropriately darker synth territory with this one.

KWC 92 "Dream Of The Walled City" LP (L.I.E.S.) 
Repress with alternate cover art of the hugely in demand conceptual O.S.T. LP themed around Kowloon City, Hong Kong. Produced by Samo DJ and Maxxxbass.

O/H "Market Values" 12" (L.I.E.S.) 
Rich Oddie (Orphx) and Dave Foster (Huren/Teste) return under their punk/industrial/scum electronics moniker O/H. These 5 tracks are an amalgamtion of dense, yet somehow stripped down heavy industrial punk electronic madness.

Oneohtrix Point Never "Returnal" LP (Mego) 
Back in print!

Self, Colin "Siblings" LP (RVNG INTL.) 
Colin Self's Siblings is a proposal for interdependence, critical joy, and an expansive sense of being. Colin Self challenges boundaries of perception with his art, music, and performances. Inspired by the work of Donna Haraway (Cyborg Manifesto, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene), Siblings is the final segment of the six-part opera series entitled Elation.

Strange, Collin "s/t" 12" (L.I.E.S.) 
Desperate music for desperate times, Collin Strange returns to the label with a hard hitting ep of 90s style warehouse acid. This is remorseless, zero compromise, full fledged acid mayhem start to finish in the truest sense of the word, coming direct from the source.

v/a "M/N" 2xLP (Mélodies Souterraines) 
A wide range of colorful electronic music recordings taking their influences from UK 90's ambient/electronica period.

Wanzer, Beau "s/t" 12" (L.I.E.S.) 
Back on L.I.E.S. unmistakenly, Wanzer has carved his own niche through the years as this ep rightly reflects the vast range of styles he works in. From the hypnotic head nod of Wick Hunny to the juicy back alley electro wave of The Grim Whim or the nasty metallic stomp of He Spilled my Drink we get Wanzer in top freak form, mangling the drum machines and pushing the synths to the edge. A welcome return to say the least.

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Craig, Ian William "Thresholder" LP (FatCat Records) 
Vancouver-based singer / composer Ian William Craig returns with an album-length release that collects together eleven new tracks. Entitled 'Thresholder', the record sees Craig return towards the smudged and scoured beauty of his 2016 opus, 'Centres'. Besides as the often-quoted William Basinski reference point, the music here recalls the visceral media-decay of early '00s operators like Fennesz, Belong, Desormais, Philip Jeck or Pimmon.

Horn, Maria "Kontrapoetik" LP (Portals Editions) 
Kontrapoetik is a personal and simultaneously historical investigation, tackling the turmoil-ridden past of composer Maria Horn's home region Ångermanland in northern Sweden. Harmonically, inspiration is drawn from ancient Swedish pastoral music, minor scales and free contrapuntal progressions; recordings from Swedish radio were also sampled and reinterpreted. The territories explored by Horn on Kontrapoetik are vast, but at the heart of each piece is a strong fundament of reductionist technique; deceptively simple harmonic progressions are re-fractured through the means of inversion and repetition.

Kardas, Peter "I Saw You" LP (Yoga) 
I Saw You is the distillation of Right Belief and Right Action, heretofore unknown, privately issue cassettes from1986 and 1987 by Peter Thomas Kardas. A student of guitar craft, Kardas drew inspiration from Robert Fripp 'sloop-based Frippertronics, but his expansive, introspective washes of synths and repeated phrases and vocalizations are utterly their own thing. The music on I Saw You conjures the independence, awe, and isolation of the remote Northern Californian landscapes in which they were created. "Tip-on" cover; Includes download code; Edition of 500.

Kosugi, Takehisa "Catch-Wave" LP (Superior Viaduct)   
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and mixed-media artist, Takehisa Kosugi has stood on the forefront of the Japanese avant-garde for over six decades. In the 1960s, he was part of Japan's first improvisational music collective, Group Ongaku, and contributed to Fluxus in New York. In 1969, he founded the influential, experimental ensemble The Taj Mahal Travellers, and in 1975 he would release his first solo album, Catch-Wave.

Partch, Harry "Delusion Of The Fury" 2xLP (Columbia) 
2018 repress; Gatefold 180 gram vinyl reissue, originally released in 1971. "In this long-awaited masterwork, Harry Partch rises above all attempts at descriptive containment and becomes quite simply heroic. Delusions Of The Fury, proceeding from tragedy to comedy, is nothing less than the full, ritualistic expression, in vocal instrumental and corporeal terms, of the reconciliation by the living both with death and with life. It is a total Partch statement, incorporating voices, mime, his celebrated instruments, dance, lighting and staging, all working to express this philosophical concept. Delusion Of The Fury, as is to be expected, is not cast in the common dramatic/musical mold." -- Eugene Paul

Reich, Steve "Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint" LP (Nonesuch) 
Reissue of this classic featuring the Kronos Quartet and Pat Metheny.

EXPERIMENTAL 
Atkinson, Felicia and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma "Limpid as the Solitudes" LP (Shelter Press) 
Felicia Atkinson and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma's Limpid As The Solitudes cuts through sound-making techniques to enter a new zone of sonic revelations. Warm, comforting and also unsettling in unpredictable ways, Limpid As The Solitudes has a widescreen sound that is both familiar and unfamiliar. The album title as well as track titles, are all verses stolen from Sylvia Plath's poems. Printed photographs by Julien Carreyn on glossy inner and outer sleeve.

Ginzburg, James "Six Correlations" LP (Subtext) 
Subtext releases James Ginzburg's Six Correlations; Ginzburg is one half of Emptyset and founder of Subtext Recordings. Six Correlations explores the intersections between traditional music from various cultures, with a particular focus on Gaelic folk music native to the remote island regions of Scotland. Produced using a hand drum, piano, voice, shruti box and Roland SH-101, Six Correlations brings together many of the influences from the Subtext artists with whom Ginzburg has worked with over the last years. 

SPOKEN WORD
Tenacious D "Post-Apocalypto" CD (Columbia)   
True to the title, Post-Apocalypto - The Series finds Tenacious D thrust into a world of complete and utter destruction following the drop of an atomic bomb. Surviving the attack in class cinematic fashion (a good old imperishable 1950's refrigerator), the duo quickly learns that new forms of evil have spawned from the blast. One thing becomes apparent -- for humanity to prevail, Tenacious D must save the world.

SOUNDTRAC KS
Goblin "Dawn of the Dead Soundtrack 40th Anniversary Edition" LP (Rustblade) 
Rustblade presents Claudio Simonetti and his Goblin playing and reinterpreting the score of one of the most famous horror movies of all times to celebrate 40 years of the idolised film Dawn of the Dead directed by George Romero and produced by Dario Argento. The music that accompanies the movie is a mix of prog and electronic rock full of tension and magic tribalism. Piercing guitars, Synth orchestration and virtualism give life to thousands of blood thirsty zombies.

"Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" by Alan Howarth LP (Death Waltz) 
Newly remastered version of the score to Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers on vinyl for the first time in 30 years. Mastered in 2018 by Alan Howarth. This score marked the first time Howarth was working solo within the Halloween franchise and he takes the blueprint Carpenter and himself created but weaves new themes for both Jamie and Michael within the familiar framework of the 5/4 theme timing.

"Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers" by Alan Howarth LP (Death Waltz) 
Freshly remastered by composer Alan Howarth for this first vinyl reissue in 30 years. He once again take the familiar Halloween blueprint but expands it greatly utilising layers of synths to create a fresh take on something that is familiar to all fans of the franchise.

"Mary and the Witch's Flower" by Takatsugu Muramatsu 2xLP (Mondo) 
Limited edition pressing of the full length soundtrack to the feature length animated film.

"Night of the Living Dead (Original 1990 Motionl Picture Soundtrack)" by Paul McCullough LP (Strange Disc) 
First time on vinyl, the soundtrack to the remake of George Romero's 1968 zombie classic of the same name. Scoring duties were handled by writer-composer-actor Paul McCollough (known for his work on Midnight, The Crazies, Santa Claws, etc). Whilst the original film was mostly stock soundtrack, the score in Savini's version is more 'Carpenter-esque' and the synth provides some very eerie effects used brilliantly throughout out the film.

"The Proposition" by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis LP (Mute) 
'The Proposition' was the first feature length soundtrack composed by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis and saw a departure in the pair's previous band-orientated projects, (The Birthday Party, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) providing a haunting and uneasy soundtrack to the film.

"Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust" by Marco D'Ambrosio LP (Tiger Lab) 
The original 2001 anime soundtrack restored and remastered for vinyl by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering. This 2XLP will be available on Dhampir burst or yellow vinyl with packaging and artwork created by Sam Pfannkuche. This will be the first ever official wide vinyl release for the soundtrack.

WORLD MUSIC  
Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band "Siri Ba Kele" LP (Sublime Frequencies) 
The second LP by Baba Commandant And The Mandingo Band for Sublime Frequencies. Searing Sahelian compositions of complex funk and cosmic guitar explosions. A modern classic in the tradition of Super Biton De Segou (1977), Kanaga De Mopti (1977), Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux (1981) and the might Rail Band. Limited edition LP.

Tallawit Timbouctou "Hali Diallo" LP (Sahel Sounds) 
Trance inducing music from Northern Mali. Griot Agali Ag Amoumine and his group Tallawit Timbouctou are champions of Takamba, a hypnotic traditional rhythm that dominates communities along the Niger bend. This live session, recorded at his home in Timbouctou, demonstrates the power of the music. Songs blend seamlessly into one another in a non-stop, relentless and unfiltered takamba as it's meant to be heard.

v/a "To Catch a Ghost: Field Recordings from Madagascar" LP (Sublime Frequencies) 
Volume two of Charles Brooks's transcendent musical recordings from the Island of Madagascar. Astounding up-tempo polyrhythmic tracks, slow kabosy blues, impeccable vocals. Unique instrumentation such as lokanga, kabosy, Valiha and jejolave. Limited edition LP with two-sided insert featuring images of the artist and highly detailed notes of the recording sessions.

Senyawa "Sujud" LP (Sublime Frequencies) 
Sujud is Indonesian duo Senyawa's premier album for Sublime Frequencies. Sujud presents new directions in their music featuring a new handmade guitar built by Wukir Suryadi. Folkloric Indonesian music meets the aesthetic of metal, drone, and punk. Limited LP with two-sided insert featuring all lyrics in Bahasa Indonesian.

Bhattacharya, Deben "Paris to Calcutta: Men and Music on the Desert Road" CD (Sublime Frequencies) 
Deben Bhattacharya's impressionistic, poetic travelogue written on the road from Paris to Calcutta in 1955, never before published. Bhattacharya (1921-2001) was a field recordist, poet, filmmaker, musicologist, and amateur ethnomusicologist, based in Calcutta and Paris. 43 tracks, over four hours of music, all recorded in 1955 featuring music from Bedouin camps, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Pakistan and Greece. 160 pages, cloth bound cover with four CDs. 45 pages of photographs; 50 pages of detailed recording notes.

v/a "Take a Knife and Open My Heart" LP+CD (Sound Miracle Recordings) 
Thirteen pieces of primitive flamenco music from the 1930s onwards. This compilation shows some of the earliest examples of Flamenco music recorded, both brutal and exciting music that's also accessible and attractive for the audience approaching this sound for the first time. Presented on audiophile transparent clear vinyl with a CD included. Fully remastered with detailed liner notes inside.

HOLIDAY
Crowell, Rodney "Christmas Everywhere" LP (New West) LP  

M cPherson, JD "Socks" LP (New West) 
11 original tracks written by JD McPherson and his friends. Socks is an album of Holidays songs sure to be standards while you are decorating the tree.

DVD & BLU-RAY
Night Of The Demon (1957) BluRay (Powerhouse Films) 

The Early Films of William Ferris DVD (Dust To Digital)   
Features seven films made by William Ferris between 1968 and 1975. In addition to being a groundbreaking documentarian of the American South, Ferris is Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History and senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For these films, Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the roots of the blues. Features rare footage of blues greats including B.B. King, James "Son" Thomas, and more. DVD in digipak; NTSC format and region free.

Winehouse "Back To Black" BluRay (Eagle Rock) 
Back to Black tells the real story of how Amy's best known and most celebrated body of work came into being. Featuring previously unseen footage of Amy in the studio, new interviews with producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, and the musicians who worked on the album, it offers fresh insights into Amy's remarkable gifts as a singer, songwriter and performer. Also includes An Intimate Evening In London, footage from a private show Amy hosted in Feb 2008, which has never been seen - until now.