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Friday, September 15th
POP / ROCK
Ariel Pink "Dedicated To Bobby Jameson" CD/LP/CS (Mexican Summer) First solo album since his highly acclaimed 2014 prog-pop opus "Pom Pom", and first full-length release with the Brooklyn-based independent label Mexican Summer. The new release's title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life Los Angeles musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story. The album contains 13 tracks of Ariel's genre-hopping songcraft and a guest appearance by Dam-Funk. Indie exclusive blue vinyl, while it lasts.
Ariel Pink DELUXE "Dedicated To Bobby Jameson" LP (Mexican Summer) The deluxe edition includes the LP, a 24" x 36" folded poster, and single-sided picture disc with four bonus cuts available only on vinyl. All components housed in a translucent slipcase.
Bell, Chris "I Am The Cosmos" CD/LP (Omnivore) New reissue of the Big Star co-founder's posthumous solo album on clear vinyl. Recorded over a period of two to three years during the mid-1970s up until the musicians tragic death in 1978, it didn't find a release until 1992 -- on CD only. "I Am The Cosmos" was finally pressed to vinyl in 2006 and quickly went out of print, until now.
Beyonce "Lemonade" 2LP (Parkwood) BACK IN STOCK. Beyoncé's sixth studio album, originally released on April 23, 2016. 180-gram yellow vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.
Catherine Wheel "Chrome" LP (Music on Vinyl) Limited 180 gram audiophile vinyl reissue of the English shoegaze band's sophomore album. Long before groups like Oasis and Blur provoked cross-Atlantic media hype, Catherine Wheel were evolving the Britpop style that typifies the genre's distinction. With the release of Chrome in 1993, they advanced their dreamy pop to the rock sound.
Bone Pilots "Satellite" CD (Self Released)
Colvin, Shawn "A Few Small Repairs: 20th Anniversary Edition" LP (Legacy) Digitally remastered expanded 20th Anniversary pressing. A Few Small Repairs includes the Grammy Award-winning "Sunny Came Home".
Coniferous "S/T" CS (Super Secret Records)
Cruel Whip "Fatal Man" CS (Self Sabotage Records) David Petro from Xetas
Deer Tick "Deer Tick Vol. 1" CD/LP (Partisan Records) One of two new records now released by the Rhode Island alt-rock band. Deer Tick Vol. 1 is an acoustic record, and Deer Tick Vol. 2 is a full band rock record.
Deer Tick "Deer Tick Vol. 2" CD/LP (Partisan Records) Deer Tick electric
Eno, Brian "Another Green World" 2LP (Astralwerks) Limited edition deluxe gatefold, heavyweight double vinyl. The album is now spread over two vinyl discs, playing at 45RPM and was half-speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, ensuring the seminal work sounds better than ever before. Originally released on Island Recordsin 1975, Another Green World is the perfect bridge between Brian Eno's s pop life and his early experiments with Ambient music.
Foo Fighters "Concrete and Gold" CD/LP (RCA) New ninth studio full-length for the long-running band. As Dave Grohl sang on the band's 1995 debut, "I'll Stick Around", it's safe to say at this point he really has. Grohl himself has called 'Concrete and Gold' "Motörhead's version of Sgt. Pepper"
Hot Water Music "Light It Up" LP New album from the long-running punk group, their latest since 2012's "Exister".
Jenny Don't and the Spurs "Call of the Road" LP (Mississippi Modern) New album from the Portland, OR band inspired by Hank Williams and Patsy Cline.
Joywave "Content" LP (Hollywood) New, third album from the NY indie electronic group.
Lone Bellow "Walks Into A Storm" CD/LP (Masterworks) New third full-length for the now Nashville based inie folk band. 'Walk Into A Storm' has a bright, crisp, sunny sound that perfectly matches The Lone Bellow's penchant for warmly rousing, gospel-inflected Americana.
Mr. Wrong "Babes in Boyland" LP (Water Wing) New album from Portland, OR group inspired by femme punk & post-punk bands from the 70's and 80's.
Numan, Gary "Savage (Songs from a Broken World)" CD (BMG UK) Marking Numan's 22nd full-length of his career, Savage follows 2013's Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind).
Pioulard, Benoit "Lignin Poise" LP (Beacon Sound) Seattle's Thomas Meluch returns with a new Benoit Pioulard album of ambient bliss, Lignin Poise. Floating on a plume of pure shoegaze, Lignin Poise conjures nature, specifically the waters and forests of the Cascadia bioregion, as ecstatic reverie.
Prince "4Ever" 4LP (Warner Bro) Four vinyl LP pressing. 2016 collection. Prince 4ever is the first Prince release following the musician's death on April 21, 2016. This set features 40 songs from Prince's tenure with Warner Bros. Records and features recordings from all of his albums between 1978's For You and 1992's Love Symbol Album. It is the first Prince collection to include his #1 hit single "Batdance" from the soundtrack album to the 1989 film Batman as well as being the first official release of the song "Moonbeam Levels", which had previously circulated on bootlegs of Prince's unreleased material in a low-quality form. The song had been recorded in 1982 during the sessions for 1999 and was subsequently considered for the unreleased 1989 album Rave unto the Joy Fantastic.
Quinn XCII "The Story of Us" LP (Columbia) Debut album from Detroit-bred vocalist/songwriter Quinn XCII. Fuses pop, soul, electronic, hip-hop, and reggae-tinged vocal stylings with Spartan proficiency.
Ranaldo, Lee "Electric Trim" CD/LP (Mute) The latest full-length solo release for the former Sonic Youth guitarist features contributions from Nels Cline, Kid Millions, and Sharon Van Etten.
Short, Shelley "Pacific City" LP (Mississippi Modern) Latest album from the Portland, OR singer/songwriter.
Son Little "New Magic" CD/LP (Anti) On New Magic, his second full-length album, Son Little distills the heart of American soul music - be it rock and roll, blues, hip-hop, pop, classic soul or gospel, in a manner that is emotionally resonant and unquestionably modern.
Texas Gentlemen "TX Jelly" LP (New West) The Lone Star-bred collective, The Texas Gentlemen, takes its cues from The Wrecking Crew and The Band, touching on blues, soul, folk, country, rock and gospel.
Toadies "Lower Side of Uptown" CD/LP (Kirtland) Toadies' seventh studio album The Lower Side Of Uptown serves as a "return to form," for the band according to frontman Vaden Todd Lewis.
Stevens, Cat / Yusuf "The Laughing Apple" LP Latest album from the singer/songwriter.
Andrews, Courtney Marie "Honest Life" LP (Fat Possum) New album from Americana artist. Indie exclusive vinyl, while it lasts.
Williams III, Hank "Greatest Hits" LP Limited 180 gram vinyl LP pressing, including digital download.
Watson, Willie "Folksinger Vol. 2" LP (Acony) A single LP mastered for vinyl direct from the analog tapes on a custom-built VMS 80 lathe with Ortofon amplifiers, this the first pressing of Willie Watson's Folksinger Vol. 2 and the first Willie Watson album to be released on vinyl.
Dday One "Journal Extended" LP (The Content Label) Dday One revisits Journal with a ten track extended version entitled Journal | Extended. The release features remastered versions of the original four tracks accompanied by six previously unreleased cuts.
Dday One & Lex (de Kalhex) "Parallel Presence" 7" (The Content Label) Split 7" from these underground producers.
Jean, Wyclef "Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee" LP (Legacy) Third album in Wyclef Jean's "Carnival" series and his sixth solo album overall.
Lacy, Steve / Steve Potts "Tips" CD (Corbett vs. Dempsey) A reissue of Steve Lacy and Steve Potts's Tips, originally released in 1981. Soprano saxophonist Lacy wrote the suite of tunes for Tips to feature the aphorisms of painter Georges Braque, as sung by Irene Aebi. Together with his right-hand-man, alto saxophonist Potts, he and Aebi recorded these 14 anthemic tracks in Paris in 1979.
SOUL / FUNK
Antibalas "Where The Gods Are In Peace" LP (Daptone) New ffth full-length studio release for the Brooklyn-based Afrobeat collective. Overall Where the Gods Are in Peace is another solid album in a ridiculously exceptional back catalogue. Whether they're playing the same droney riff or jumping from genres during the drawn out instrumentation of 'Gold Rush' and 'Tombstown' the band really flex their musical muscles, and show why they're one of the best live acts on the circuit today. Yet again Antibalas have managed to sound like the coolest house party band ever. Available on limited colored vinyl, an indie store exclusive.
Artillery "Fear of Tomorrow" LP (Wax Maniax) Remastered reissue of the debut studio album from Danish thrash metal band, originally released by Neat Records (home of Venom and Raven among many others). Includes four bonus studio tracks. Deluxe 2xLP package features a gatefold jacket filled with photos, flyers and other ephemera from the era plus a two-sided insert featuring full lyrics.
Autopsy "Fiend For Blood" LP (Peaceville) The classic 1991 6-track release from the US gorelords marking 30 years of Autopsy, presented on vinyl with original sleeve design.
Belphegor "Totenritual" INDIE LP Nuclear Blast Eleventh album from the Austrian death metal band.
Cannabis Corpse "Left Hand Pass" LP (Season of Mist) Cannabis Corpse deliver a deadly dose of brutal death metal with their new album. "Left Hand Pass" sees the band, led by the imitable Phil "LandPhil" Hall (Municipal Waste) and his twin brother Josh "Hallhammer" Hall joined by Six Feet Under guitarist Ray Suhy.
Darkthrone "Dark Thrones & Black Flags" LP (Peaceville) Vinyl reissue. Darkthrone's 14th album, 'Dark Thrones & Black Flags' was originally released in 2008.
Destruction "Thrash Anthems" LP (Wax Maniax) Available again on vinyl for the first time since it's initial release in 2007, this collection from the German thrash metal pioneers features 13 re-recorded classic tracks spanning the band's first four albums and first EP from 1984-1990, plus 2 previously unreleased songs. Deluxe package features a gatefold jacket filled with album covers, photos and notes from the band, plus a two-sided insert featuring full lyrics which were not included with the original pressing.
Exterminator "Total Extermination" LP (Greyhaze) Originally released in 1987, Exterminator's Total Extermination is an interesting album having become an unholy grail of the very deep underground. One of the early sparks of Brazilian and South American Heavy Metal.
Ildjarn "1992-1995" LP (Season of Mist) Combines classic tracks, cult demo material, rare versions, and long lost black gems from the early days of this cult project.
Myrkur "Mareridt" LP (Relapse) Sophomore full-length from Danish composer and multi-instrumentalist Myrkur (Amalie Bruun). Myrkur combines the rawness of second-wave black metal bands like Ulver and Darkthrone with a natural, ethereal sonic beauty. Indie exclusive vinyl, while it lasts.
Neon "Neon / Nazi Schatzi" 7" (Water Wing) Lost Swiss punk treasure! Two song 7"EP by all female foursome NEON.
Spray Paint & Ben Mackie "Get Legless" 7" (12XU) New two track joyride from Austin's illustrious no-wave tinged world travelling trio, Spray Paint -- found here in collaboration with Ben Mackie of the Melbourne outfit Cuntz.
Dige, Sally "Holding On" LP (DKA) New sophomore album from Berlin-based artist Sally Dige. Holding On presents eight new tracks of dancefloor-ready synth-pop with a darkwave undercurrent.
DJ Shanté & Haircules "Vol. 1" 12" (H.O.T.)
House of Styles "Vol. 2" 12" (H.O.T.)
Coke, Chester 'African Race / Version" 7" (Solid State)
Delgado, Jr. "Sons Of Slaves / Version" 7" (Black Art)
Dread, Jr. "A Wah Dat / Version" 7" (Black Art)
Fantells "Everywhere / Version" 7" (Roots International)
Gladiators "Time / Version" 7" (Black Art)
Heptones "Repatriation / Version" 7" (Hit Bound)
Hylton, Clive "Judemet Day / Dub" 7" (Black Ark)
I Roy "Set The Captives Free / Bubbling Jug Dub" 7" (Royco / Digikiller)
King Tubby "Presents Soundclash Dubplate Style Vol 2" LP (Dubstore) Collection of King Tubby's dancehall riddims produced for his Firehouse label.
Miller, Jacob "Tired Fe Lick Weed In A Bush / Inner Circle - Chillum In A Gully (Version)" 7" (Neville King)
Patterson, Carlton "It's Raining / Rainy Weather" 7" (Black & White)
Perry, Lee Scratch & the Upsetters "Cloak & Dagger" CD (Orchid) CD reissue of an early (1973) Upsetters album.
Perry, Lee "White Belly Rat" 7" (Black Art)
Peter, Paul, Lewis "Ethiopian Land" 7" (Black Art)
Purpleman "King On The Way" 7" (Justice)
Ray I "BMW Walk / Version" 7" (Move & Groove)
Skatalites "Rollin' On" LP (King Edwards) Classic ska instrumentals recorded in Jamaica 1962/65.
PROG / PSYCH
Abigail Und Hansel "Forever Dance / River Of Bees" 7" (Blue Circle)
Abronia "Obsidian Visions/Shadowed Lands" LP (Water Wing) Debut LP from Portland, OR sextet. Abronia draws from a number of influential spheres, including spaghetti western soundtracks, drone metal, and world music.
German Oak "Down in the Bunker" 2LP/3CD (Now Again) New expanded and highly limited reissue of the 1972 debut release from the obscure Düsseldorf band. The self-produced debut was compiled from mainly spontaneous sessions recorded in an actual underground bunker. According to an online statement by the alleged bandleader the music was later published by a friend of the band who centered the titles and the artwork on World War II themes, in which the band itself had little say. This two LP set presents the album as it was initially released, and a second disc of other songs by the band, both rare and previously unreleased.
Kirchin, Basil "Basil Kirchin Is My Friend: A Trunk Records Sampler" LP (Trunk) An inspiring sample of music from the late, great musical polymath Basil Kirchin. From pop to field recordings, jazz, horror film music, ambient sounds, experimental ideas and all points in between. In this unique Trunk Record's sampler, the label offers a fascinating musical glimpse into his world, bringing together work from three decades. Includes parts of a long conversation between Jonny Trunk and Basil Kirchin, recorded a few months before Kirchin died. RIYL Woo, and the like.
Takada, Midori & Masahiko Satoh "Lunar Cruise" LP+CD (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records ) New reissue of the 1990 sophomore release from Takada, now on vinyl for the very first time. Lunar Cruise captures the legendary Japanese percussionist and the jazz pianist/synth master vibrantly fusing traditional African and Asian percussion with jazz, ambient, and minimalism. Features Haruomi Hosono (Yellow Magic Orchestra, Happy End) and Kazutoki Umezu. Sourced from the original studio masters (DATs); New liner notes with a poster inlay. LP version includes CD with all ten tracks.
Ama Divers "Shadow Seeking Sun" LP (No Rent Records)
Billington / Shippy / Wyche "S/T" CS (Monofonous)
de Dionyso, Arrington & Ted Byrnes "The Ballot or the Bullet" CS (Monofonous)
Matthew Lux's Communication Arts Quartet "Contra / Fact" CS (Monofonous)
Mazurek, Rob "Chimeric Stoned Horn" CS (Monofonous)
Nakatani / Kawabats / Chou "Perigee" CS (Monofonous)
Naucke, Brett ""Operator Voices" " CS (No Rent Records)
Samantha Glass "Introducing the Confession" CS (No Rent Records)
Smokey Emery "Every Bitter Thing Sweet" CD/CS (Super Secret Records)
Tarp "s/t" LP (Feeding Tube) Self-titled release from Tarp, the duo of Conrad Capistran and Joshua Burkett. Beginning at the "ascendance of the plumbers' crack noise revolution," Tarp played "some of the best low-bore machine improv since the glory days of Cluster," according to Byron Coley. Nearly lost, the material on Tarp was recorded by Chris Corsano and was originally set to be released on Bill Nace's Open Mouth label, but it was never released. Edition of 300.
Vincent, Peter and A.F. Jones "Magnifico" CS (No Rent Records)
Suarez, Esther "La Bolognesina" LP (Little Axe) Esther Suarez, also known as La Ocrasina De Oro, is a popular Peruvian Huayno singer. La Bolognesina is one of her earlier albums, featuring reverbed vocals over Andean harps supplemented with light percussion and handclaps. The album was recorded in 1981, with the title referring to her roots near the snow-capped Andean mountains of the Bolognesi province in the Ancash region of Peru. Peru experienced waves of mass rural-to-urban migration in the latter half of the twentieth century due to poverty and political instability. During this time Huayno became the soundtrack to the migrant's experience of both hardship and homesickness. Esther Suarez's clear and yearning vocals soar over galloping huayno rhythms, evoking the highlands of her youth with heartbreak, regret and melancholy, while simultaneously looking to a place where there is always a will to live and an invitation to dance.
Wimeanacas Cambodian Band "s/t" LP (Little Axe) New reissue of the Portland based band's second album, originally self released on cassette in 1987. An album of Cambodian celebration music, Wimeanacas played weddings, new year parties and community events during their 10 year existence. For this record, the band recorded all original numbers and had grown to a 10 piece ensemble. Holica and Sovann Yoeun were both working musicians in their native Cambodia when they fled the Khmer Rouge in 1975.
Moctar, Mdou "Sousoume Tamachek" LP (Sahel Sounds) Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar delves intohis more sensitive side with a minimal studio recording of dreamy ballads. Thumping calabash, droning guitars, and vocal overdubs evoke an imagined desert soundscape.
Friday, September 8th
POP / ROCK
Alvvays "Antisocialites" CD/LP/CS (Polyvinyl) Across Antisocialites' 10 tracks and 33 minutes the Toronto-based group dive back into the deep end of reckless romance. Through thoughtful consideration in basement and abroad, Alvvays has renewed its Scot-pop vows with a powerful new collection of manic emotional collage.
Beaches "Second of Spring" LP (Chapter Music) Australian psych rock quintet Beaches return with a new double LP.
Cameron, Alex "Forced Witness" CD/LP/CS (Secretly Canadian) New sophomore album from Australian synth-pop artist. Features Angel Olsen on one track. Forced Witness is a lovely album of synth and sax '80s pop. Available on white vinyl.
Circa Waves "Different Creatures" LP (Virgin) New sophomore album from the British alt-rock band.
Death From Above "Outrage! Is Now" LP New third full-length release for the slick and chaotic Canadian rock duo, now back to going by Death From Above (no 1979).
Deerhoof "Mountain Moves" CD/LP (Joyful Noise) Deerhoof have often made albums from start to finish with virtually no input from the outside world, but Mountain Moves throws the doors wide open, featuring contributions from Juana Molina, Matana Roberts, Laetitia Sadier, and more. Pressed to blue vinyl.
Dinner "New Work" CD/LP (Captured Tracks) New album from Danish producer and singer Anders Rhedin. Dinner enlisted Josh da Costa (Regal Degal, Ducktails) to produce the album with him, which was recorded in his apartment on an early 80s 4-track recorder.
Dream Syndicate "How Did I Find Myself Here?" CD/LP (Anti) New comeback album from the 80s Paisley Underground group.
Dream Syndicate "The Complete Live at Raji's" 2LP Though never commercially successful, Paisley Underground darlings The Dream Syndicate were critically acclaimed and held up their version of neo-psychedelic rock n' roll through the 1980s. Influenced by the Velvet Underground, Neil Young and Television. Live at Raji's sees it's release for the first time in the U.S., since the original vinyl album debuted in Europe back in 1989.
Filthy Friends "Invitation" LP (Kill Rock Stars) New debut release for the band featuring Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney and Heavens to Betsy, Kurt Bloch of The Fastbacks, Scott McCaughey of The Young Fresh Fellows, and Peter Buck of R.E.M.
Jane's Addiction "Alive At Twenty-five - Ritual De Lo Habitual Live" LP (Cleopatra) Limited double colored vinyl LP pressing. One of the most groundbreaking rock bands of the '90s, Jane's Addiction, celebrates the 25th anniversary of their seminal album Ritual de Lo Habitual with a blockbuster live performance of the album in it's entirety plus additional favorites as encores.
Johnson, Jack "All The Light Above It Too" LP (Republic) Jack Johnson returns with his 8th album.
LA Witch "s/t" LP (Suicide Squeeze Records) On their eponymous debut album, L.A. Witch's reverb-drenched guitar jangle and sultry vocals conjure the analog sound of a collector's prized 45 from some short-lived footnote cult band. The melodies forgo the bubblegum pop for a druggy haze that straddles the line between seedy glory and ominous balladry Album opener "Kill My Baby Tonight" is the perfect introduction to the band's marriage of '60s girls-in-the-garage charm and David Lynch's surreal exposes of Southern California's underbelly.
Mazzy Star "So Tonight That I Might See" LP (Capitol) On this, the band's second album, the core emphasis remained a nexus point between country, folk, psych, and classic rock all shrouded in mystery, and Hope Sandoval's trademark drowsy drawl remained swathed in echo. The hit single "Fade Into You" brought Mazzy Star unprecedented success. Now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records' 75th anniversary.
Midnight Sister "Saturn Over Sunset" CD/LP (Jagjaguwar) Debut album from west-coast duo of Juliana Giraffe and Ari Bazoulian, who has worked with Tobias Jesso Jr. and Alex Izenberg.
Mogwai "Every Country's Sun" CD (Rock Action) Every Country's Sun takes two decades of Mogwai's signature, contrasting sounds - towering intensity, pastoral introspection, synth-rock minimalism, DNA-detonating volume - and distills it, beautifully, into 56 concise minutes of gracious elegance, hymnal trance-rock, and transcendental euphoria.
Mulvey, Nick "Wake Up Now" LP (Harvest) New album from acclaimed British musician Nick Mulvey.
The National "Sleep Well Beast" CD/LP (4AD) The seventh full-length studio release for the indie rock band was produced by band member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger. An aquatic, slow-moving work, rich with melancholic atmosphere. Sleep Well Beast is as sad a record as The National have ever made, and yet it also feels like their most hopeful. Indie exclusive blue vinyl available while it lasts, as well as standard white vinyl.
Noyes, Rob / Alexander "Split" 7" (C/Site) Rob Noyes brings a breakneck-paced, attention-demanding number to his side. Noyes's style and finger work fills space with a density and heaviness that may harken back to his hardcore/punk roots. Alexander has been quietly amassing a catalog of cassettes over the years, many of which are reminiscent of Alan Bishop (as Alvarius B) in their homespun, improvisational style.
Odesza "A Moment Apart" LP (Counter) A Moment Apart represents Odesza's growth, delivering a more mature sound through weighted atmospheres, shimmering synth lines and familiar feelings of nostalgia, optimism and hope. The albums featured guests include Leon Bridges, Regina Spektor, and RY X. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts.
Ozomatli "Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica" LP (Cleopatra) New release from LA's highly acclaimed multi-Grammy winning Latin-fusion institution, an homage to their roots reinterpreting traditional and contemporary Mexican songs using signature Jamaican riddims. The album features a bevy of superstar guest appearances including Juanes, Regulo Caro, Gaby Moreno, and Kyle McDonald (of Slightly Stoopid) plus additional production by famed Jamaican producers Sly & Robbie.
Paramore "After Laughter" LP (Warner Bros) New fifth full-length for the pop rock band, bright and animated.
VanGaalen, Chad "Infiniheart" LP Sub Pop Vinyl reissue of Chad VanGaalen's 2005 debut album for Sub Pop.
VanGaalen, Chad "Light Information" CD/LP/CS (Sub Pop) Self-produced sixth album from the Canadian indie artist. VanGaalen has become a reliable source for off-kilter indie rock that he imbues with his bizarre sense of humor and nuanced artistry.
Zola Jesus "Okovi" CD/LP (Sacred Bones Records) New full-length release for Russian American Nika Roza Danilova's solo recording project. Now back on Sacred Bones, after a brief stint with Mute records, and following a needed writing retreat in Danilova's Wisconsin hometown all makes Okovi really feel like a homecoming. Okovi showcases the searing, fully-formed music of Danilova, an album of close personal experiences, deeply emotive and an enthralling journey from a powerful voice. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts.
Main Source "Breaking Atoms" LP (Melee) New digitally remastered 2LP reissue of this hip hop classic from 1991. Distinguished stylistically by it's incorporation of jazz and soul music samples, the album has been highly regarded for it's production and for featuring the debut of Nas.
Snoop Dogg "Last Meal" LP (Priority) New limited 2LP reissue of the fifth studio album by rapper Snoop Dogg. It was released on December 19, 2000. It was his third and final studio album released on No Limit Records and his first album on his newly founded label Doggystyle Records in the United States. The album was produced mostly by Master P and Dr. Dre along with Timbaland and Soopafly. The album included the singles "Snoop Dogg (What's My Name Pt. 2)","Hennesey n Buddah" featuring Kokane,"Lay Low" featuring Nate Dogg,"Loosen' Control" and "Wrong Idea" featuring Bad Azz.
Neil Young "Hitchhiker" CD/LP (Reprise) Originally recorded in 1976 on the night of a full moon and ultimately scrapped due to label pressure. Most of these songs have been re-recorded and made their way onto later albums, except for "Hawaii" and "Give Me Strength" which appear here for the first time. This is the (one of the) missing chapters in Neil's most prolific decade.
Jennings, Waylon "Turn Back the Years - Live in Dallas 75" LP (Live On Vinyl) Waylon Jennings, live at the Electric Ballroom, Dallas, Texas (Early Show), Late August 1975. In the mid-1970s, Waylon Jennings had just risen to country music superstardom as a figurehead of the outlaw movement. The entire KAFM/KLRD broadcast is presented here, digitally remastered, with background liners.
Zac Brown Band "Welcome Home" LP (Atlantic) New release from Grammy-Award winning country music outfit Zac Brown Band, their first release on Southern Ground/Elektra Records. Produced by Grammy-Award winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and In The Arena Productions, and recorded at Southern Ground Nashville studio.
Briggs, Anne "Time Has Come" LP (Earth Recordings) New import reissue of the 1971 sophomore full-length from the extraordinary English folk singer. Offering some of her first original compositions, 'The Time Has Come' was a break from tradition in more ways than one for Briggs. Where previous recordings displayed the unaccompanied melodies of her voice, this album brings in the additional instrumentation of guitar and bouzouki. An absolute master class record, with words and guitar twisting into one another - the poetry goes beyond simple observation into deeply personal and profound lore, becoming a timeless document of sweet and haunting melodies. As with all of Briggs work, her interests lie in 'the ancient nature of the situation and the human condition -- so much has changed over the centuries since those songs have been sung, but it always retains that essence of something truly universal to humanity, and I've always wanted to touch that." And she does.
Osbourne, Johnny And The Sensations "Come Back Darling" LP (Secret Records) 180 gram vinyl re-issue of the classic 1970 album from Johnny Osbourne and the Sensations. Comes complete with a full colour insert of pictures, biography and track by track breakdown.
SOUL / FUNK
Conroy, Leroi "Tiger Trot b/w Enter" 7" (Colemine) New 45 from the modern soul singer.
Dip, The "Sure Don't Miss You b/w Instrumental" 7" (Colemine) The Dip has a new slice of Seattle soul. "Sure Don't Miss You" is the group's second 45 for Colemine, but their first featuring the super sweet vocals of their lead singer Tom Eddy.
Hamilton, Dave "Ain't it a Groove b/w Can You Dig It?" 7" (Remined) Newly mixed versions from the rare 45.
Orgone "Beyond the Sun" LP (Colemine)
v/a "Gospel Soul Of Detroit" Sanctified Sounds From The Motor City LP (Detroit Gospel Reissue Project) A deep dig into the Detroit gospel scene - one that goes way farther than the bigger work by artists like CL Franklin and his famous daughters - and which instead looks at the wealth of work circulating on labels that mostly only issued 45rpm recordings.
V/A "Soul Slabs Vol. 1" LP (Colemine) A selection of 22 tracks pulled from the Colemine Records 7-inch catalog: many of these tracks are presented here on LP for the first time.
Berrocal, Jac "La Nuit Est Au Courant" LP (Souffle Continu) First vinyl edition of Jac Berrocal's La Nuit Est Au Courant, originally released on In Situ in 1991. Backed by two bassists and a drummer, this is an album of what Fernando Arrabal called "panic music", an elegant term for "no wave". With reverbed trumpet, Jac Berrocal does here what he does best: defy labels and slalom between genres; constructing a strange kaleidoscope of enchanting mish-mash. Obi strip; Reverse printing; Includes four-page booklet; Edition of 700.
Bley, Paul "Improvisie" LP (Bamboo) New first ever reissue of Paul Bley's Improvisie, originally released in 1971. Recorded Live March 26th, 1971 at Club B14 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, documenting Bley and Annette Peacock's pioneering use of the first-ever Moog synthesizer.
Lateef, Yusef & Donald Byrd "Byrd Jazz: First Flight At The Motor City Scenes" LP (Go! Bop!) Originally released in 1956 as "Byrd Jazz" with Donald Byrd declared as the band leader. Floating and grooving hard bop with an ever pulsating rhythm section, dueling tenor sax by Lateef and trumpet by Byrd, plus solo slots for bass, drums, and piano. Catchy mid '50s hard bop tunes with haunting and relaxed passages, and cool melodies put into memorable structures.
Mobley, Hank Sextet "Hank Mobley With Donald Byrd And Lee Morgan" LP (Go! Bop!) Originally released in 1957. An ancient Blue Note rarity recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's legendary studio in 1956 with tenor saxophone hero Hank Mobley as bandleader. The album is widely labeled as "hard bop" and it shows a great development from the mid-to-late 1940s bebop scene of John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. Includes two bonus tracks.
Pauvros, Jean-Francois & Gaby Bizien "No Man's Land" LP (Souffle Continu) Originally released on Un-Deux-Trois in 1976. Recorded by Jean-François Pauvros (guitar, but not only...) alongside Gaby Bizien (drums, percussion, aquatic trombone, marimba, bird calls), and produced by the audacious Jef Gilson. Isolated avant-garde on par with duos such as Derek Bailey and Tony Oxley or Fred Frith and Chris Cutler. Appearing on in the famous Nurse With Wound list, No Man's Land is the key recording of French improvisation. Obi strip; Reverse printing; Edition of 500.
Pauvros, Jean-Francois & Gaby Bizien "Pays Noir" LP (Souffle Continu) Previously unreleased, the three tracks on Pays Noir come from recording sessions held at the same time as those for the cult album No Man's Land, produced by Jef Gilson in 1976. Jean-François Pauvros and Gaby Bizien invent an unbridled chaos of instinctive combinations, trying to transform the rebelliousness of rock into free-form sparks. A kind of French no wave, ahead of its time. Edition of 500.
Tusques, François "Free Jazz" LP (Cacophonic) Vinyl reissue of a pioneering album of French free jazz, originally released in 1965. Comprising some of the earliest, uninhibited performances from musicians behind groundbreaking European records and films. Features two rare original outtakes which did not appear on the original album; Includes a facsimile of the original Tusques-penned booklet.
Waldron, Mal With Jackie McLean, John Coltrane, Idrees Sulieman, Sahib Shihab , and Bill Hardman "Mal/2" LP (Go! Bop!) New reissue of Mal/2, originally released in 1957. Mel Waldron was another 1950s master of hard bop jazz and finds himself in illustrious company on his 1957 debut album.
Aquarium "S/T" CS (Self-Released) New cassette from the touring Minneapolis art punk band.
The Brat "Straight Outta East L.A." CD/LP (RockBeat Records) New compilation from the fantastic early 80s DIY chicano punk band. Straight Outta East L.A. contains all 5 tracks from the long out of print "Attitudes" EP, the rest of the songs were performed and recorded during the few years The Brat were together but were never released. Those recordings were unmixed or were left unfinished until members came back into the studio and finished the songs in recent years.
Less Art "Strangled Light" LP (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) Less Art is the alliance of brothers Riley and Ed Breckenridge of Thrice, Ian Miller and Jon Howell of Kowloon Walled City, and Mike Minnick of Curl Up and Die. A modern, muscular incarnation of the vibe set forth years ago by bands like Fugazi, Unwound, and Drive Like Jehu.
Rimbaud, Penny "Kernschmelze II: Cantata for Improvised Voice" CD (Cold Spring Records) Kernschmelze II is a cantata for voices, in this case the voice of Crass songstress Eve Libertine, processed by Charles Webber to almost choral proportions. Working on Kernschmelze II alongside Eve Libertine, Penny Rimbaud has been able to produce a classic album on par with their 1984 album Acts Of Love. Extreme electronics sourced solely from vocal sounds to create noise music of an intense and highly demanding nature.
Cave In "Perfect Pitch Black" LP (Hydra Head) Reissue of 2005 album.
False "Untitled" LP (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) New reissue of the band's 2015 album. False dive deep into the realm of visceral and relentless black metal for which they've become well-known. Their live sound and ferocity is captured here, revealing a new depth and darkness that has only been hinted at on previous recordings.
Sabbath Assembly "Rites of Passage" CD (Svart) The sixth album by Sabbath Assembly shows the band moving more in a progressive metal direction, featuring songs reflecting on the complexity of the transitional stages of life. Now available on CD.
PROG / PSYCH
Popol Vuh "Agape-Agape" CD (SPV) New reissue of the 1983 album, now available on CD. Pianist Florian Fricke, guitarist/percussionist Daniel Fischelscher, guitarist Conny Veit (who came back to the fold after a prolonged absence), and vocalist Renate Knaup of Amon Duul delve deeply into the drone world of Fricke's sacred music. Fricke only comes to the fore on the title track with his shimmering, insistent mantra-piano, but the twin guitars of Fischelscher and Veit more than compensate elsewhere as they entwine and slip through and around one another. Once again, though the music might seem formulaic, it is in the subtleties and dynamics that Fricke's compositional growth is revealed, and Agape-Agape is a worthy, devastatingly beautiful outing.
Suso Saiz "Rainworks" LP (Music From Memory) Music from Memory follow up the enchanting SusoSáiz retrospective Odisea with a far more recent survey of the Spanish ambient and new age pioneer's contemporary output, Rainworks; spanning wistful ambient vignettes to mind-engulfing drone, brittle concrète and drifting solo piano studies. Recorded in Madrid between January and February 2016, this is Saiz's first release of new music in nearly ten years. The music is embedded in textured natural soundscapes and spoken word passages which were recorded and processed by Suso himself.
Laraaji "Celestial Music 1978-2011" LP (All Saints) New reissue of the archival compilation, originally released in 2014 it went out of print fairly quickly.
Laraaji "Essence / Universe" LP (All Saints) New reissue of the 1987 album recorded for the Audion label. Consisting of two epic half hour pieces, Essence/Universe is Laraaji at his most immersive and exploratory. Heavenly tone clusters that stretch out into infinity and recall Popul Vuh's soundtracks for Werner Herzog. Floating, dream-like music to lose yourself in.
Laraaji "Sun Gong" 12" (All Saints) New major self-contained work by celestial music practitioner, Laraaji. Sun Gong is an experiment with gong microtonalities processed through various electronic effects. The results are unlike any music Laraaji has made before - two side-long, long-form pieces that evoke the sound of a shimmering metallic eternal wave. Pressed on clear/transparent vinyl this release is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide and is available to indie stores only in the United States.
Raskovich "Science & Technology" LP (Dead-Cert) Reissue of the impossible-to-find Italian library music oddity from Fabio Frizzi collaborator Giuliano Sorgini, aka Raskovich. Erring closer to the kind of minimalist negative space and fractured dynamic favored by Belgium's IPEM, or even pre-echoing the atonality of Maurizio Bianchi, Science & Technology lives up to its title with impressionistic depictions of industry and plugged-in life. Edition of 500.
Die Krupps "II: The Final Option" LP (Artofact) New limited reissue of the 1993 industrial metal album, on colored vinyl.
Die Krupps "Stahlwerksynfonie" LP (Artofact) Limited reissue of the 1981 German industrial LP, on colored vinyl.
Fox, Greg "The Gradual Progression" LP (RVNG INTL) New solo LP from the skilled drummer of Liturgy and Zs. Sensors attached to Fox's drum kit trigger tonal palettes, or virtual instruments invented for each piece, which Fox communes with in a post free jazz manner.
Manek, Tarquin / Martina Quake "Locks on Our Doors Not on Our Hearts" LP (Blackest Ever Black) Tarquin Manek's music is widescreen but understated... A becalmed landscape populated by distant drones, just-out-of-focus field recordings, and phased, minimalistic, Rhodes-style keys -- a sort of somber, lunar jazz.
Phew "Light Sleep" LP (Mesh-Key) New limited release from the Japanese avant-garde vocalist and synth/punk pioneer Hiromi Moritani a.k.a. Phew. Phew got her start in O.G. art-punk band Aunt Sally before collaborating with members of Can, DAF, and Ryuchi Sakamoto in the '80s. Her latest set of analog bedroom productions -- a startling side of pelting drum machines and psychedelic noise, recalls early Suicide (meets Nico), or more recent synth-noise stalwarts Puce Mary & Pharmakon. Edition of 500.
Bicep "s/t" LP (Ninja Tune) Debut album from the London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson. Founded on the blueprint of classic house, techno, electro and Italo disco, but flipped and morphed into a fresh design.
Blondes "Warmth" LP (R&S Records) R&S proudly presents 'Warmth' the extraordinary new album from the critically acclaimed New York based duo Blondes AKA Sam Haar and Zach Steinman whose ten tracks of mesmerizing, ever shifting rhythmic workouts percolate alongside contemporaries such as Levon Vincent, Joey Anderson and Donato Dozzy.
Fort Romeau "Emulators" 12" (Running Back) Fort Romeau's second outing for Running Back is another exercise in dancefloor synthesis. Emulators greets with the grey realism of an E-mu II. His disco-informed, trance-induced tracks that usually end on a high note, are elevated by ambient soundscapes that end with a bang and sugarcoat your warm-up slots, with a bird-heavy bonus beat.
Lanark Artefax "Whities 011" 12" (Whities) New EP from IDM/UK Bass producer.
Livanskiy, Kedr "Ariadna" CD/LP (2MR) New LP from the Moscow-based artist. Working with classic hardware synths, the Russian musician makes dark, dreamlike techno infused with her ethereal vocals.
Lords Of Acid "Farstucker" 2LP (Metropolis) Limited edition reissue of the fourth studio album from Lords of Acid, originally released in 2000, marks the bands full transition from the techno of their earlier work to an industrial music outfit, with the use of more live instruments. Though the sound evolved, the band maintains it's trademark themes of sex, drugs and hedonism. Now remastered & released as a special band edition.
Mount Kimbie "Love What Survives" LP (Warp) New album from the UK electronic Duo featuring appearances by Mica Levi (Micachu), James Blake, and King Krule. Available on limited white vinyl.
Nerve "Sharpshooter" 12" (A Colourful Storm) Sequencer-driven, high-speed modern electro mutation for the 6 AM crowd. Super limited, single-sided 12" cut proper by Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering.
Nosaj Thing "Parallels" LP (Innovative Leisure)
South London Ordnance "Parallel Window" 12" (Parachute) The British producer marks his first release of 2017 with Parallel Window, a four-track EP featuring three originals and remix from Sigha. Driven and direct, the music marries rolling low-end with high-energy drum machine percussion and wide angle highs.
Torn Hawk "Men With No Memory" 2x7" 7" Hypnagogic pop artist Torn Hawk re-emerges on this ace limited 2x7" edition. Special material from this inimitable New Yorker.
DVD / BLURAY
Effects BluRay (AGFA)
Society BluRay (Arrow Video) Newly remastered 2K digital transfer of the film, approved by the director. After producing Stuart Gordon's hit Re-Animator, Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III) turned his hand to directing with 1989's Society, and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time.
Friday, September 1st
POP / ROCK
Babe Rainbow, The "s/t" CD/LP (Columbia) Debut album from the young Australian psych-pop group
Devo "Recombo DNA" 4LP (Futurismo) Limited edition colored vinyl 4LP collection of studio demos and unreleased rare tracks that span DEVO's entire recording career, from their original basement days to their famed 'Freedom Of Choice' era, right the way through to unused demos from their last studio album, included as part of the six bonus tracks taken from the archives that have never been released, or even heard before. Also included is the unreleased 1989 recording 'The Somewhere Suite' on 3" mini-CD, A1-size poster, and download code.
Eno, Brian "Before and After Science" 2LP (Astralwerks) Here Come the Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Another Green World, and Before and After Science were mastered at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios
Eno, Brian "Here Come the Warm Jets" 2LP (Astralwerks) Released January 1974, Here Come The Warm Jets was Brian Eno's debut solo release following his departure from Roxy Music. The album draws on his glam & prog roots but its experimental nature also made it unlike anything that'd come before. This new gatefold vinyl edition is presented over two 180 gram vinyl discs playing at 45RPM for optimum sound quality. High resolution mastering and half-speed cutting were supervised by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.
Eno, Brian "Taking Tiger Mountain" 2LP (Astralwerks) Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), originally released by Island Records in 1974, picks up where Here Come The Warm Jets left off the prior year. This is a limited edition deluxe of the original album, now split over two 180-gram LPs playing at 45RPM housed within expanded gatefold sleeve packaging, and lovingly mastered in the highest resolution, and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, unearthing revelatory detail for the first time.
Hauschka "Substantial" LP (Karaoke Kalk) New reissue of Hauschka's debut album Substantial, originally released in 2004. On Substantial, each track is based upon an opening sequence, the theme of which is extended, modulated, and varied. Eleven atmospheric pieces in which a variety of different techniques overlap and rhythmical images with narrative depth unfold.
LCD Soundsystem "American Dream" CD/LP (Columbia) Brand new fourth full-length release for the rock band led by DFA label head James Murphy, his first studio album for the project in seven years. American Dream is a strong return and possibly Murphy's darkest and most introspective work to date -- you can feel very palpably the weight of all those anxieties he cited during Shut Up and Play the Hits.
OMD "Punishment of Luxury" CD/LP (White Noise) New third album from the classic synthpop group since they reformed in 2006 and the thirteenth in total. There is also a deluxe CD book edition containing a CD of the album, a DVD with a behind the scenes making of documentary and videos of Andy & Paul talking through the album track-by track.
Silverhead "s/t" LP (Vinilisssimo) Vinyl reissue of Silverhead's self-titled debut album, originally released in 1972. Although Silverhead only released two studio albums in a two-year career, the band's sound, with elements of glam rock, hard rock, and even proto-punk, would become a great influence on countless bands in the ensuing decades. Presented in facsimile gatefold sleeve and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
Sisters Of Mercy "Some Girls Wander By Mistake" (4LP Vinyl Box Set) LP (Elektra) Expanded edition of The Sisters Of Mercy's 1992 compilation Some Girls Wander By Mistake as four-record vinyl box set. The compilation retraces The Sisters of Mercy's formative years and features material from early singles and EPs. It arranges the audio in non-chronological order (starting with the 1983 EP Alice) and includes three songs originally issued in 1980: The Damage Done, Watch, and Home Of The Hit-Men. Also includes two 12-inch singles, the first of which features the 1992 re-recorded version of Temple Of Love, and the second features two mixes of that Under The Gun (and an updated version of Alice).
Four Tet "SW9 9SL/Planet" 12" (Text)
Impaled Nazarene "Tol Cormpt Norz Norz Norz" LP (Osmose) New reissue of the Finnish metal outfit's 1993 debut LP. New layout, original recording sound mastered for vinyl, 180 gram black vinyl.
Impaled Nazarene "Ugra Karma" CD/LP (Osmose) New reissue of the Finnish metal band's sophomore release, also from 1993. New layout, original recording sound mastered for vinyl, 180 gram black vinyl.
Ophthalamia "A Journey In Darkness" LP (Peaceville) New reissue of the 1994 debut album on red vinyl. A Swedish black metal classic.
Paradise Lost "Medusa" CD/LP (Nuclear Blast) Purple vinyl version.
Chaos U.K. "One Hundred Percent Two Fingers In The Air Punk Rock" LP (Harbinger Sound) New vinyl reissue of this scarce UK hardcore classic. Originally self-released in a very small run in 1993. Includes an extensive collection of unseen photographs and sleeve notes; edition of 500.
Jean Caffeine "Sadie Saturday Nite" LP (Joe) Sadie Saturday Nite is a companion album to the one woman, one guitar player show about growing up punk in the first wave San Francisco punk scene. The show been performed in Austin, TX, Buffalo NY and Hamilton, Ontario in Canada. The album consists of original songs written for the show, a Zeros cover song, spoken word and new versions of previously recorded songs.
Low Life "Dogging" LP (Alter) Re-release of the Sydney band Low Life's 2014 album Dogging. Tough and intense -- each song is belted out with a short, sharp fit, including some synthesizers occasionally glistening out at the edges.
Meanies, The "Televolution" LP (Bang! Records) First vinyl edition of The Meanies' Televolution, originally released on CD in 1994. For fans of Australian underground and American grunge. Edition of 500.
Nachthexen "EP" 10" (Harbinger Sound) Nachthexen are a band from Sheffield, making fresh, fiery, and eminently danceable synth punk. With themes of social anxiety and isolation, feminist protest, and sanctuary in sisterhood, Nacthexen's sound involves outsider occultist eeriness with classic punk ferocity and '80s post-punk and new wave catchiness. Reminiscent, at times, of Goblin, Gary Numan, and Siekiera, it also recalls the punchy attitude and hooks of women pushing punk forward in the late '70s and '80s, think Kleenex or Suicide Squad.
Neck Deep "The Peace And The Panic" LP (Hopeless) New third studio album from the Welsh pop punk band.
Quigley, Lennea "This Chainsaw's Made For Cutting" 7" (Strange Disc) Single-sided colored vinyl 7" featuring rare 1997 horror novelty song from iconic scream queen. Limited to 500 copies.
Slits "Return Of The Giant Slits" LP New reissue of the 1981 post-punk classic. Fluorescent yellow vinyl edition limited to 1000 copies.
Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, Alice "Improvised Harp Solo" 10" (Moochin About) Recorded at the Palace of Culture (Congress Hall) 23rd October 1987 Warsaw, Poland (Jazz Jamboree festival). Features a previously unreleased recording of a solo harp improvisation by Alice Coltrane, known also by her sanskrit name Turiyasangitananda. Single-sided 10" with b-side etching.
Pastorius, Jaco "Kool Jazz Festival NYC 1982" LP (Hi Hat) Jaco Pastorius, live at the Kool Jazz Festival in New York on June 27th, 1982. Features versions of songs from both Word Of Mouth albums.
Potter & Tillman "...Space...Rapture" LP (High Jazz) Up tempo, modal bop, and jazz-funk/fusion from drummer, Andrew Scott Potter, pianist David Eric Tillman, and vocalist Carmen Lundy.
v/a "Listen Up! - Rocksteady" LP (Kingston Sounds) Tracks by: Uniques, Roy Shirley & Glen Adams, Sensations, Pat Kelly, Dawn Penn, Slim Smith, Delroy Wilson, Winston Samuels, Ann Reid, Roy Shirley, and Ken Parker.
SOUL / FUNK
JB's "Doing It To Death" LP (Get On Down) Back in Print
Kutiman "6am" LP (Siyal Music) The second album from songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, orchestra leader, digital mixologist, filmmaker, "psychedelic funk architect" Kutiman. Filled with psychedelic rock n' roll roots, deep funk/soul grooves and underlying influences from Africa and the Middle East.
Leolyxxx "Plastic Inners" CS (Origin People) Sifting through mountains of wax procured from a Nigerian street buyer, Swedish DJ Leolyxxx has woven an 81-minute afrobeat joyride on Plastic Inners.
v/a "Rare Mexican Cuts Of The Sixties" LP (Pinche Discos) Reissue of Rare Mexican Cuts Of The Sixties, originally released in 1988. Features: Los Johnny Jets, Los Locos Del Ritmo, Los Apsons, and more doing a handful of highly recognizable nuggets era garage classics.
v/a "Wild Mexico Vol. 1" LP (Pinche Discos) Rare, rowdy, crazy, and catchy-as-hell '60s music from Mexico. Features: Los Geminis, Los Aragon, Luis Vivi Hernandez, and more.
PROG / PSYCH
Popol Vuh "For You And Me" LP (One Way Static) First vinyl reissue of the prolific German sacred rock outfit's 1991 album. 'For You And Me' was their 17th album and while decidedly new age and world music in sound (with musical elements from the Himalayas, Ireland, Greece and Africa), this album has plenty of Florian's sustained style and grace.
Terauchi, Takeshi "Nippon Guitars" LP (Big Beat) Back in Print
Armstrong, Craig & Scott Fraser "Rosa Morta" LP (CMA) The first vinyl edition of Craig Armstrong and Scott Fraser's Rosa Morta, released on CD in 2016. Based on an electronic aesthetic, Armstrong and Fraser limited themselves to vintage synthesizers, modern hardware synths, and soft synths to compose a set of tracks, each composed within a day.
Bogner, Ursula "Winkel Pong" 7" (Faitiche) Contains three previously unreleased pieces from the archive of the 'mysterious' sound researcher who died in 1994.
Derbyshire / Hodgson / Vorhaus "Electronic PR" LP (Silva Screen) Originally released in 1969, this LP features music by BBC Radiophonic Workshop members Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson alongside David Vorhaus, an American born composer and musician with whom they formed the experimental electronic band "White Noise".
Marc 4 "Debito Coniugale" OST LP (Four Flies) This is absolutely the rarest, and probably the best Marc 4 album ever, pressed as a library on Ricordi label (LR 10) in 1970 with the title I Marc 4 Per Vol, but composed for the original soundtrack of Debito Coniugale.
Reich, Steve "Drumming" LP (Pure Pleasures) One of the more fascinating pieces of first-generation minimalism. This version recorded for Elektra/Nonesuch in 1987 ranks among Reich's masterpieces. The 60-minute continuous work features one basic rhythm pattern. Throughout four segued movements it is multiplied, and played in canon on various percussion instruments. A perfect example of the paradox of the simple and the complex underlying minimalist music. Both cerebral and vitally tribal or ritualistic. A must have for fans of a 20th century music and/or Western exploration into minimalism.
Spoerri, Bruno & Reto Weber "The Sound Of The UFOs" LP (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records) Reissue of Bruno Spoerri and Reto Weber's The Sound Of The UFOs, available on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1978. Cosmic free jazz in audio gear heaven with a heavy dose of ambient, krautrock, primitive proto-techno vibes, and experimental space disco with a musique concrète mentality.
Spoerri, Bruno "Voice Of Taurus" LP (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records) Reissue of Swiss music pioneer Bruno Spoerri's "Voice Of Taurus", available on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1978. Inspired by the likes of Wendy Carlos, Pierre Schaeffer, and Close Encounter of the Third Kind (1977), the synth mega-connoisseur envisioned Voice Of Taurus as "electronic pop conceived using an experimental and jazz approach". Early techno sounds blend with synth-based sci-fi soundtrack vibes, krautrock explorations, and retro-futuristic disco madness.
Accident Du Travail "Très Précieux Sang" LP (Trilogy Tapes) Eight charged, intimate meditations by Julie Normal and Olivier Demeaux, playing a rickety ondes Martenot and an old church harmonium.
Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Samples "Uguisubari" 7" (Faitiche) Faitiche present the launch of its new Acoustic Surveillance Series. Each 7" vinyl single in the series presents a historical system for acoustic surveillance, beginning with Uguisubari by Jan Jelinek's field recordist pseudonym G.E.S.. The pieces feature recordings of uguisubari -- special floors in Japanese temples and castles. The nightingale floor was a popular acoustic warning system. It was very simple: when someone stepped on the floorboards, the nails holding them in place rubbed against metal clamps mounted on the underside of the boards, raising the alarm by creating a squeaking noise that resembled the chirping of the Japanese nightingale.
Kassel Jaeger "Aster" LP (Editions Mego) Current artistic director of the inestimable GRM facility in Paris, François Bonnet aka Kassel Jaeger commits a moving, deeply introspective addition to the electro-acoustic canon with Aster; a collection of revisits and reworkings of material which marks both a consolidation of, and a departure from, some seventy years of research initiated by Pierre Schaeffer.
Jezzebeam / Lachane "Split" CS (Somatic)
Khalil "The Water We Drink" LP (Posh Isolation) Debut album from Khalil, the alias of Nikolaj Vonsild. With an iridescent shower of auto-tuned vocals and encrypted synthetic form, Khalil presents a route into a future of cadences pitched to crushing intensity.
Lowe, Robert Aiki Aubrey "Levitation Praxis Pt 4" LP (Demdike Stare) Latest LP from Lowe finds the artist experimenting with Harry Bertoia's sound sculptures. Previously known for his work with rock outfit 90 Day Men and doom metal trio Om, Lowe progressed to forge his own solo work (often under the Lichens moniker), as well as working with Johann Johannsson on scoring both Arrival (2016) and Sicario (2015), and working with multi-instrumentalist Ariel Kalma. In 2016, Lowe was commissioned by New York's museum of Arts and Design to contribute to a Harry Bertoia exhibition. He was asked to create sound recordings with Sonambient sculptures; metal rods and gongs that produce highly distinct, resonant sounds when struck, brushed, or touched.
Nilsen, BJ "Massif Trophies" LP (Editions Mego) Amsterdam based composer and sound artist BJ Nilsen presents his first solo release for Editions Mego. Massif Trophies is inspired by BJ Nilsen's month-long hiking trip in Gran Paradiso to explore the acoustic environments in the alpine landscape. The five pieces contain narratives based on experiences and recordings from the trip.
Ouse "The Imitation of Nature" CS (Somatic)
Reed, Rick / Sheffield & Rippie CS (Somatic)
Shit And Shine "Some People Really Know How To Live" LP (Editions Mego) New album of dance floor convention trolling.
Tone, Yasunao "AI Deviation #1, #2" CD (Editions Mego) For this album, Tone worked with Surrey University to train an Artificial Intelligence to simulate his "MP3 Deviation" performances.
v/a "Invenciones: La Otra Vanguardia Musical En Latinoamerica 1976-1988" LP (Munster Records) Comprehensive compilation of the avant-garde and experimental music scene of Latin America from 1976 to the late 1980s. The artists featured come from an intermediate period between the high-point of diverse artistic currents influenced by the hippie movement and the advent of punk -- a watershed between the expansion of the industry and the emergence of a new DIY distribution system. Features: Miguel Flores, Jorge Reyes, Carlos Da Silveira, Quum, and more. Includes booklet with liner notes by Luis Alvarado and artist photos.
Vatican Shadow "Luxor Necropolitics" 2x10" (Hospital Productions) Dominick Fernow's Vatican Shadow returns with a new double-pack for his own Hospital Productions imprint. Clocking in at almost 40 minutes, this is the most substantial Vatican Shadow release since 2016's Media In The Service Of Terror LP. Includes a remix from Female of Sandwell District fame.
OST "Atomic Blonde" Various Artists LP (Mondo) Soundtrack to the spy action thriller.
OST "Burning, The" Rick Wakeman LP (One Way Static) Very limited second pressing of this iconic soundtrack by YES keyboardist Rick Wakeman, for the 1981 slasher flick.
OST "Contra" Konami Kukeiha Club LP (Mondo) Mondo is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the run-and-gun franchise with the premiere Vinyl release of the classic shooter that started it all: Contra.
OST "Creepshow 2" Les Reed & Rick Wakeman LP (Waxwork) Debut soundtrack release of horror anthology Creepshow 2. The score, co-composed and performed by Les Reed and Rick Wakeman, features a mix of both classic, orchestral compositions and electronic, synth cues. 2LP 180 gram colored vinyl, with a built in booklet featuring liner notes by composer Les Reed, and all new artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin.
OST "Predator" Alan Silvestri LP (Real Gone Music) First vinyl edition of the score to the action/sci-fi classic.
OST "True Romance" Hans Zimmer LP+7" (Enjoy The Ride) First official release in any format. Pressed on "gunmetal grey" vinyl with bonus "purple cadillac" 7".
DVD / BLURAY
Pet Sematary BluRay (Paramount)
What's the Matter With Helen? BluRay (Shout Factory)
Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror's Greatest Composers BK (Silman-James Press) Collects 14 info-packed, terrifyingly entertaining interviews with renowned film composers who have provided music for some of the horror genre's greatest films and franchises, including Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser, Maniac, The Fog, Prince of Darkness, Cujo, Dawn of the Dead,Deep Red, Suspiria, Santa Sangre, Zombie, The Beyond, Insidious, The Conjuring,Hostel, The Strangers, House of the Devil, and many more!
Friday, August 25th
POP / ROCK
A Giant Dog "Toy" CD/LP (Merge) New fourth LP from A Giant Dog and their second for Merge, captures the Austin quintet at the height of their powers.
Arnalds, Olafur "Eulogy for Evolution 2017" LP (Erased Tapes) Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds reissues and revives his debut album in the form of a special remastered 10th Anniversary edition
B Girls, The "Bad Not Evil" LP (Bomp!) First full-length vinyl release, includes the band's only single on Bomp!, plus studio recordings from 1977 up to 1981, and two live tracks. Pressed to limited pink vinyl.
Baird, Bill "Baby Blue Abyss" LP (Talkshow) One of two releases in 2017 for the San Francisco Bay Area-based experimental pop artist is said to have been written/recorded to reflect the evening and as a more external album. Baird was previously a long-time Austin resident and made a name for himself playing in the bands Sound Team and Sunset.
Baird, Bill "Easy Machines" LP (Talkshow) One of two releases from Baird, said to have been written/recorded to reflect the morning and as a more internal album. Compared to 'Baby Blue Abyss' this is more reflective country pop with a Van Zandt-ish warmth and wisdom, Eno-ish rhyme schemes, and a mangled classic pop sound recalling Guided By Voices.
Bell, Chrysta "Somewhere in the Nowhere" LP (Meta Hari) Limited 2016 EP from the L.A. based singer and actress. The San Antonio native was taken under the wing of David Lynch in 1999 and can be seen on Twin Peaks: The Return as FBI Agent Tammy Preston. 'Somewhere in the Nowhere' was written and produced by Lynch.
Bell, Chrysta "We Dissolve" CD/LP (Meta Hari) New limited sophomore LP from the David Lynch muse and collaborator. We Dissolve was recorded with longtime PJ Harvey producer John Parish, and features Portishead's Adrian Utley, Sunn O)))'s Stephen O'Malley, and Yes' Geoff Downes. Pressed to white vinyl.
Cage The Elephant "Unpeeled" LP (RCA) Indie live record exclusive on orange vinyl.
Chilton, Alex "A Man Called Destruction" 2LP Expanded reissue of 1995 album from the Big Star singer on colored vinyl.
Cooper, Jack "Sandgrown" CD/LP (Trouble In Mind) The Ultimate Painting member's first solo album, recorded entirely at home on a Teac 144. Inspired by growing up in his childhood home of Blackpool, UK, the album features guest appearances by members of Woods, Promised Land Sound & EZTV. On colored vinyl while they last.
Districts, The "Popular Manipulations" LP (Fat Possum) New fourth album from the Pennsylvania indie rock band.
EMA "Exile In The Outer Ring" LP (City Slang) After the success of 2011s 'Past Life Martyred Saints' and 2014s prophetic 'The Future's Void', EMA retreated to a basement in Portland, Oregon, with beige carpeting and cheap slat blinds. Now, she returns, with a portrait of The Outer Ring: A pitch-black world of dark night highways, American flags hung over basement windows, jails, revival meetings and casinos and rage. In a year dominated by white working-class alienation and anger, the Midwesterner has delivered an album that renders Middle American poverty and resentment with realism and deep empathy. Indie exclusive available on colored vinyl while we have them.
Erasure "World Be Gone" LP (Mute) New album from the long-running synth-pop group, on orange vinyl.
Forsyth, Chris and the Solar Motel Band "Dreaming in the Non-Dream" CD/LP (No Quarter)
Fresh and Onlys "Wolf Lie Down" LP (Sinderlyn) New sixth full-length finds the band at home with anthemic garage rock burners.
Gainsbourg, Serge "Indifferente" LP (Jambalaya) Collecting some of Serge Gainsbourg's finest early recordings from 1958 and 1959, Indifférente finds the provocative chanteur in his rawest form. Indifférente pulls from his first two 10" releases and includes live cuts and duets with Juliette Gréco. Jazzy, sultry, early chansons -- An essential document of Serge's beginnings.
Gogol Bordello "Seekers and Finders" LP (Cooking Vinyl) Seventh full-length release for the gypsy punk rock band led by Eugene Hütz features a guest appearance by Regina Spektor.
Gold Class "Drum" LP (Felte) New second album from the angular post-punk band, on colored vinyl.
Gordi "Resevoir" CD/LP (Jagjaguwar) Debut full-length release for the Australian indie pop artist Sophie Payten. Mellow, melancholic pop ballads. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts.
Holy Wave "Fuzz Club Session" LP (Fuzz Club)
Iron & Wine "Beast Epic" CD/LP/CS (Sub Pop) New sixth full-length studio release for Sam Beam. Fifteen years after his first album, Sam Beam still has the capacity to surprise. On Beast Epic, that surprise comes through the realization that, for an artist who made his first mark with haunted spareness, recording a back-to-basics album actually provides less margin for error than attempting a never-before-seen reinvention. Beam navigates these waters ably; while it's no instant classic Beast Epic serves as a valuable way point in Iron & Wine's still-evolving legacy. Also available as a deluxe 2LP version on red & blue vinyl with alternate artwork, two studio bonus tracks along with three home recorded demos, and an etching on side D. Digital download also includes bonus tracks.
Iron & Wine "Our Endless Numbered Days" CS (Sub Pop) Cassette version of 2004 album.
Iron & Wine "The Creek Drank the Cradle" CS (Sub Pop) Cassette version of the 2002 debut album.
Iron & Wine "The Shepherd's Dog" CS (Sub Pop) Cassette version of 2007 album.
Jesu / Sun Kil Moon "30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth" LP (Caldo Verde) Sun Kil Moon and Jesu teamed up for the aptly titled collaborative album.
Lambchop "The Hustle b/w Where You Were Mine" 12" (Merge) New single from Lambchop with their rendition of "The Hustle".
Lanegan, Mark "Field Songs" LP (Sub Pop) Standalone reissue. On Lanegan's fifth and final solo album for Sub Pop, Field Songs, he seems to have taken the best elements from his previous work to create one of the most fulfilling albums of his career. Includes "Kimiko's Dream House," which Mark co-wrote with Jeffrey Lee Pierce of The Gun Club. This LP version is the first standalone vinyl edition of Field Songs (it was previously only available in the 2015 box set entitled One Way Street).
Lanegan, Mark "I'll Take Care of You" LP (Sub Pop) New Reissue of I'll Take Care of You, Lanegan's fourth solo effort, consists entirely of cover songs with interpretation of songs from a wide variety of songwriters, including Tim Rose, Tim Hardin, Booker T. Jones, and Buck Owens. Prior to this LP version, I'll Take Care of You was only available on vinyl via a long-out-of-print European run, and in the One Way Street box set.
Lanegan, Mark "Scraps At Midnight" LP (Sub Pop) Reissue of Scraps at Midnight, the third solo album by Lanegan, arguably considered the final installment of a trilogy of albums (preceded by The Winding Sheet and Whiskey for the Holy Ghost) which feature the songwriter's interpretation of American roots music set to troubling lyrics that explore themes of loss, sin and redemption.
Liars "TFCF" CD/LP (Mute) With just Angus Andrew at the helm, the eighth full-length release for the now solo act was recorded in Australia and mixed by Gareth Jones.
Nonn "s/t" LP (Fuzz Club) Brooding post-punk/coldwave. Born out of a cold, desolate winter in a corner of Stockholm, the bleak, icy surroundings inevitably became a huge influence on these recordings - blurring the line between sharp, glacial post-punk and the industrial electronic aesthetic of the 80s.
Queen Moo "Mean Well" LP (TopShelf)
Queens of the Stone Age "Villains" CD/LP (Matador) New seventh full-length for the Josh Homme rock band, produced by "Uptown Funk" and Amy Winehouse impresario Mark Ronson. For an outfit who's claimed groove-rock for two decades, it's a relief to hear what they sound like with a beat you can dance to. Arguably Homme's hookiest album since his 2000 masterpiece Rated R, simplifying the sensually stiff grooves he made his name on into nuggets of perfection. Indie colored edition available while it lasts as well as a deluxe edition that comes pressed on heavyweight 180gram vinyl and includes 14 limited-edition Boneface art prints, & an alternate etching on side 4 of the vinyl.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever "Talk Tight" CD/LP (Sub Pop) Vinyl reissue of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's debut, originally released on CD in March of 2016 on Ivy League Records in the band's home country of Australia. Talk Tight - a mini-album, or extended EP, if you will - garnered the band critical acclaim in their home country and in the US.
Secret Machines "Now Here Is Nowhere" LP (Run Out Groove) First time on vinyl in the U.S. Out of print since original release in 2004. Limited numbered pressing.
Ty Segall "Deep Fried Shallots" 12" (Drag City) Ty Segall only looks ahead. He cares about crankingout the hooks, not the critical reception of them. The brief odds and sods charity EP from Ty Segall brings both the eternal comfort of his garage rock and the joy of something new and mellow. All profits from its sales will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Shabason, Joseph "Aytche" CD/LP (Western Vinyl) Debut album by Joseph Shabason skirts the line between ECM Jazz, 20th century minimalism, and Eno-tinged ambient and new age.
SOAR "dark/gold" CS (Father/Daughter )
Superchunk "S/T" CD/LP (Merge) New reissue their classic self-titled debut album on vinyl for the first time since its initial release in 1990. With their debut full-length Mac McCaughan and company established the band as a force on the indie rock scene, and helped define the North Carolina sound of the 90s.
Tobacco "Ripe & Majestic" CD (Rad Cult) CD version.
Tomb Weavers "(Why Are You) Shaking/Cycles Per Second" 7" (13 O'Clock
Trans Am "s/t" LP (Thrill Jockey) On clear vinyl
Trans Am "Sex Change" LP (Thrill Jockey) On white vinyl
Trans Am "Surrender to the Night" LP (Thrill Jockey) On red vinyl
Transit Method "We Won't Get Out of Here Alive" LP (Brutal Panda)
Verite "Somewhere In Between" LP (Verite / Kobalt/ AMPED)
War on Drugs "A Deeper Understanding" CD/LP (Atlantic) New fourth full-length release and major label debut magnifies the vision for the Philadelphia indie rock band, led by Adam Granduciel. Instead of trying to recreate the heightened catharsis of Lost In The Dream, A Deeper Understanding suggests a viable path forward from that turning point, a journey blown out to widescreen proportions that breathes new life into a familiar sound. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts.
Widowspeak "Expect the Best" CD/LP (Captured Tracks) New full-length for the shoegazey folk rockers. While Widowspeak still sound more intricate and detailed than most of their Pacific Northwestern forebears, it's undeniable that this is the fullest, heaviest-sounding incarnation of the group yet. The newly expanded Widowspeak return with an album of some emotional truths. Expect The Best is the embodiment of change: line-up of the band, location and approach to songwriting. Darker than previously, Widowspeak still sound as if they are coaxing the stars down out of a Midwest sky.
21 Savage & Metro Boomin "Savage Mode" LP (Slaughter Gang) Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage and Atlanta-based producer Metro Boomin's 2016 collaborative album Savage Boom pressed on vinyl for the first time. Includes "X" featuring Future.
Louvin Brothers, The "First Steps: The Early Recordings" LP (Rural Routes)
Willie Nelson "...And Then I Wrote " LP (Jackpot Records) First-ever reissue of Willie's 1962 debut album, includes ''Crazy,'' On opaque dark blue vinyl
Williams, Hank "Alone & Forsaken: The Demos" LP (Rural Routes)
Deitrick, Rick "Gentle Wilderness" LP (Tompkins Square) Originally released as a private press LP in 1978. Rick pressed 500 copies of his tranquil solo guitar record, Gentle Wilderness, in 1978 on Niodrara Records, and sold many at performances and directly to music shops who would pay for them. He gave copies to various libraries and left a few albums in the middle of the wilderness, next to trails, "so people would find them." Deitrick took up the guitar at 16 and decided to approach his playing as if he was the only guy on an island and the instrument had just washed ashore one day.
Deitrick, Rick "River Sun River Moon" LP (Tompkins Square) River Sun River Moon consists of previously unreleased recordings from the same time period as "Gentle Wilderness".
Rawlings, David "Poor David's Almanack" LP (Acony) New third release (and the first under just his name) for the guitarist/producer, features Gillian Welch.
Russell Sextet, George "Ezz-thetics" LP (Doxy) Reissue, originally released in 1961. Features Dave Baker, Don Ellis, Eric Dolphy Steve Swallow, and Joe Hunt. A beautifully rearranged Miles Davis piece, "Nardis", a bluesy touch with Baker's "Honesty", and Dolphy dominates on Monk's "'Round Midnight".
Terry Quintet, Clark "Serenade To A Bus Seat" LP (Doxy) Reissue, originally released in 1957. Features Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones.
Aggrovators, The "Aggrovating The Rhythm At Channel One" LP (Jamaican Recordings) The Aggrovators were one of Jamaica's finest session bands put together by the hit-maker from Jamaica, Bunny Striker Lee. The Aggrovators featured Carlton "Santa" Davis, Robbie Shakespeare, Tommy McCook, Lennox Brown, Ansel Collins, and more.
Blues Busters, The "Tribute to Sam Cooke" LP (Abraham) Reissue of this album of Sam Cooke covers by the soulful reggae duo.
Brown, Barry "Showcase: Midnight Rock At Channel One" LP (Abraham) Back in Print
King Tubby "Explosive Dub" LP (Clocktower) Back in Print
Pablo, Augustus "Dubbing In A Africa" LP (Abraham) Reissue of this 1981 release, featuring arrangements from Charles Reid played by Sly Dunbar (drums), Robbie Shakespeare (bass guitar), Melodice Gladdy (piano) and others.
Paragons, The "Return" LP (Radiation Roots) Reissue, originally released in 1977. One of the most important harmony groups in the entirety of Jamaican music,with Bob Andy, Tyrone Evans, Howard Barrett, and John Holt.
Super Cat "Don Dada" LP (Legacy)
Bro. Valentino "Stay Up Zimbabwe" LP (Analog Africa) Two songs from Bro. Valentino (Anthony Emrold Phillip) hailed as "The People's Calypsonian". 1979's "Stay Up Zimbabwe" and 1980's "Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution)" both reflections of the revolutionary spirit which had engulfed the Caribbean in the 1970s Both songs, calypso-flavored with the newly introduced soca melody of the mid 1970s, are now given a new lease of life on this record.
Costa, Gal "India" LP (Mr Bongo) A post-Tropicalia masterpiece from one of the movement's key figures, Gal Costa. Features Gilberto Gil, Arthur Verocai, Dominguinhos, Rogério Duprat and Tenorio Jr. amongst others. Replica original gatefold including the cover that was banned by the Brazilian military government in 1973.
v/a "Secao Ritmica: Instrumental Funk from '70s Brazil" LP (Atemoya)
SOUL / FUNK
Soul Jazz Records presents Soul Of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power (Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & Roots Rap 1968-79) LP (Soul Jazz)
All "Allroy's Revenge" LP (Cruz)
All "Pummel" LP (Porterhouse)
Anti-Sex "Un Mejor Futuro" LP (Thrilling Living) Hardcore punk band from Mexico City
Poison Idea "Darby Crash Rides Again" LP (American Leather) This is an abridged version of the earlier release with the same title on TKO Records. According to the sticker on the shrinkwrap: "The inaugural volume of the Kings of Punk reissues series, back in print after 5 years! Resequenced & Remastered for superior sound. Limited Edition Color Vinyl."
Marduk "Fuck Me Jesus" LP (Osmose) Vinyl edition of Marduk's early demo tape.
Marduk "Opus Nocturne" LP (Osmose) Vinyl reissue of Marduk's 3rd album.
MOD "USA for MOD" LP (Metal Blade) 30th anniversary edition of M.O.D.'s debut album. On red, white, and blue vinyl.
Motley Crue "XXX: Thirty Years of Girls Girls Girls" LP (Motley) Limited edition versions of the album "Girls Girls Girls" to commemorate its 30th anniversary. Blue marbled vinyl.
Sabbath Assembly "Rites of Passage" LP (Svart) The sixth album by Sabbath Assembly shows the band moving more in a progressive metal direction, featuring songs reflecting on the complexity of the transitional stages of life.
Solstafir "Kold" LP Reissue of 2009 album from progressive metal band.
Solstafir "Masterpiece of Bitterness" LP Reissue of the band's 2005 album.
Guffond, Jasmine "Traced" LP (Sonic Pieces) Following 2015's Yellow Bell, Jasmine Guffond unveils her sophomore album. Influenced by digital surveillance technologies, Guffond examines data generated from facial recognition systems and global monitoring networks and translates their algorithms into auditory shapes.
C-Schulz "Fruhe Jahre" LP (Unseen Worlds) Carsten Schulz (C-Schulz) was born in Cologne in 1968 and has worked professionally as a musician and filmmaker since 1990. His music is influenced by industrial music, contemporary classical music, krautrock, Musique Concrete, library music, early techno and the underground tape scene of the late 80s. This is the first reissue of C-Schulz's early work from late 1980s and early '90s.
Connors, Loren "Angels That Fall" LP (Family Vineyard) A single, 17-minute meditation on plasmic guitars and rustling acoustic space. Sounds like the equivalent of a long exposure photograph taken in a paranormal hotspot, making invisible spirits auditive. You could listen to this for hours...
Croww "Prosthetics" LP (Death of Rave) First release by Croww. Features a pack of obscure, pre-Roadrunner Slipknot samples which have been painstakingly manipulated beyond recognition. Owes to grind core, '90s D&B, and flashcore as much as modern, vantablack stripes of club music or rap instrumentals.
Evil Ostrich "S/T" CS (Self)
Müller, Thomas "Not A Bird / Transcarnation One" LP (Edition Telemark) The Berlin-based artist Thomas Müller presents an LP that brings together his cycle of works "not a bird" and his long-time preoccupation with Richard Wagner's Das Rheingold. For an exhibition in 2005, Müller burned three of his oil paintings and reused them in new paintings. This was the start of a cycle of ash-based works entitled "not a bird". The piece, originally conceived as a video, consists of countless layers of Das Rheingold recordings, with side A using the beginning of each recording and side B using the end of each.
Akire Rabelais "Spellewauerynsherde" LP (Boomkat Editions) First-ever vinyl edition of Spellwauerynsherde, originally released on CD by David Sylvian's Samadhisound label in 2004. Spellwauerynsherde comprises a suite of seven medieval choral pieces which have been sublimated and recomposed via Rabelais's self-built Argeïphontes Lyre software. The results arguably stand as one of the 21st century's greatest musical enigmas and could be said to presage contemporary obsessions with processed vocals in a deeply uncanny manner, enduring to resonate with up-to-the-moment music as much as the record's distant roots. RIYL Kassel Jaeger, The Caretaker, William Basinski, & Hildegard von Bingen.
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement "Green Amulet Crafts Supernatural Qualities" 12" (Hospital) Green Amulet Crafts Supernatural Qualities is the second in a reissue series of Dominick Fernow's early work as Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement. Originally released in an edition of 63 tapes in 2011. RIYL: Coil, Demdike Stare, Prurient, Brian Eno / Jon Hassell's Fourth World (1980). Edition of 500.
V/A "Scattered Shattered and Battered No. 1" Zine+CD (Self)
B12 "Electro-Soma I" LP (Warp) Vinyl re-press of a 1993 UK techno classic, part of the Warp Artificial Intelligence series. New sleevenotes by Ben Murphy [DJ Mag] and track notes by B12 tell the story of the album creation in full. Remastered from original sources. Contains free download code.
B12 "Electro-Soma I + II Anthology" CD (Warp)
B12 "Electro-Soma II" LP (Warp) A specially compiled companion volume to the reissue of Electro-Soma, an album compiled predominantly from early 12"s on the seminal B12 Records label by mysterious pseudonyms such as Musicology, Redcell and C-Metric. This sequel delves further into the B12 vaults, containing deep cuts and some sought after rarities, including some tracks making their first appearance on vinyl. Remastered from original sources. Includes track-by-track annotation and DL card. Limited edition clear vinyl
Com Truise "Cyanide Sisters" 12" (Ghostly International) Purple vinyl reissue in premium 12" jacket. The first official Com Truise release - originally a digital download through AMDISCS in 2010, remastered and expanded by Ghostly in 2012.
Daijing, Pan "Lack" LP (Pan) Debut full length from the Berlin-based post-industrial techno producer and artist. A nuanced and probing suite of acoustic and electronic gestures.
DJ Bone "Riding The Thin Line" 12" (Anotherday) Reissue of 1999 12" originally on classic Detroit label Metroplex.
Hype Williams "Rainbow Edition" CD/LP (Big Dada) New posthumous 20 track collection from the project led by duo Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland. Whether or not the rough diamonds of Rainbow Edition form an archival release, a false restart, or even the work of others beside Blunt & Copeland, is a moot point. What is easy to grasp, though, is the fact it physically exists, and features some real nuggets. 20 joints strictly for the whip.
Motor City Drum Ensemble "Raw Cuts 3 & 4" 12" (Motor City Drum Ensemble) 2017 repress. Another vinyl edition taken from Motor City Drum Ensemble's Raw Cuts Vol. 1 series. Great disco/house music.
Motor City Drum Ensemble "Send a Prayer" 12" (Motor City Drum Ensemble) 2017 repress. Gospel-inspired four-track house 12" from Motor City Drum Ensemble.
Pessimist "s/t" LP (Blackest Ever Black) Pessimist delivers a defining work which represents the culmination of nearly a decade of collective research and development in underground drum'n'bass. Pessimist makes drum'n'bass work as techno: combining the monotone, infinite-horizon quality of the latter with the rhythmic swerve and soundsystem heft of the former. Smoked-out dubscapes; jungle tear-outs; zoned, acidic rave; downtempo breakbeat excursions; and passages of bleak, bombed-out industrial ambience.
Sutherland, Harvey "Bermuda" 12" (Motor City Drum Ensemble) 2017 repress; 2015 release. Cosmic boogie from Australian producer.
OST "7 Cadaveri Per Scotland Yard" by Piero Piccioni LP (SUB OST) Soundtrack for the 1972 Spanish-Italian crime film directed by José Luis Madrid. The maestro Piero Piccioni is in rare groove mode here, lost between acid jazz breaks and deep funk rhythms.
OST "Cape Fear" by Bernard Herrmann LP (Doxy) Classic score from the great Bernard Herrmann, one of the most famous American soundtrack composers known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock. Edition of 500.
OST "Deadtime Stories" by Larry Juris LP (Graveface) Soundtrack to the anthology horror film. First time on any format.
DVD / BLURAY
Beyond the Darkness BluRay (Severin) New blu-ray edition of the classic Joe D'Amato horror film.
Friday, August 18th
POP / ROCK
Accidentals, The "Odyssey" CD/LP (Sony Masterworks)
Ariel Pink "Another Weekend" 7" (Mexican Summer) First new solo material since "Pom Pom".
Audioslave "s/t" LP (Legacy) Reissue of the 2002 album by the post-grunge supergroup.
Dead Rock West "More Love" CD (Omnivore) New full length from the California duo.
Districts, The "Popular Manipulations" CD (Fat Possum) On their third full-length, Pennsylvania rock band the Districts dives headfirst into the earnest indie rock of the mid-2000s, displaying a new emotional depth. Like all of their work, it's capable and tuneful and reveals a young band of skilled songwriters that put all their faith in their guitars.
Grizzly Bear "Painted Ruins" CD/LP (RCA) New full length for the Brooklyn indie band, their first since the 2012 release of 'Shields'. Grizzly Bear have slowed down slightly to create their fifth record, Painted Ruins, but show no signs of stopping their quality of sound.
Haim "Something To Tell You" LP (Columbia) Haim's glossy second album is slyly complex. The California sisters remain masters of rhythm and create spacious pop-rock full of heartbreak, longing, and betrayal.
Hinder "The Reign" CD (BMG) New full length from the Oklahoma rock band.
Housewives "FF061116" LP (Rocket Recordings) Draws on post-punk, jazz, drone, electronic, and avant-garde tropes to create an unclassifiable assault. Whilst some may be able to detect influences like This Heat or Einstürzende Neubauten, Housewives are carving out their own unique place in the darker quarters of the underground.
Interpol "Our Love to Admire" 2LP+DVD Interpol's critically acclaimed third studio album 'Our Love To Admire' reissued here for the first time to commemorate its 10 year anniversary. Gatefold packaging includes custom inner sleeves, a custom mini-jacket and a previously unreleased DVD recording of their 2007 performance at London Astoria.
Jerry Douglas Band, The "What If" CD (Concord) New bluegrass record from Jerry Douglas Band.
Kacy & Clayton "The Siren's Song" CD (New West)
Lucy Rose "Something's Changing" CD (Arts & Crafts) New third full-length release for the British singer-songwriter.
May, Dent "Across the Multiverse" CD/LP (Carpark) New album from the LA-based singer-songwriter influenced by Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, and Harry Nilsson.
Oh Sees "Orc" CD/2LP (Castle Face) Dwyer's 19th effort under some form of the Oh Sees brand, Orc serves as a direct follow-up to last year's A Weird Exit, with the band now going by simply 'Oh Sees'. The album was recorded with the current lineup of bassist and dual drummers Dan Rincon and Paul Quattrone. CD sale priced, free poster with the LP while supplies last.
Rainer Maria "s/t" LP (Polyvinyl) New album from the indie/emo band, their first in 11 years.
Spacemen 3 "For All The Fucked Up Children of this World" CD (Space Age UK) First official CD release of the 1995 bootleg. The record consists of Spacemen 3's first ever recording session from 1984.
Style Council "Our Favourite Shop" LP (Polydor) Vinyl reissue of Style Council's 2nd album.
UNKLE "The Road: Part I" CD (Cooking Vinyl) Fifteen new tracks. A collective creative venture by musicians including London folk-rock artist and poet Keaton Henson, Primal Scream's Andrew Innes, The Duke Spirit's Liela Moss, long time UNKLE collaborator Mark Lanegan, and Mercury prize nominee ESKA.
Woggles, The "Tally Ho!" CD (Wicked Cool) New full length from the long-running Georgia band, 'Tally Ho!' is a baker's dozen throwback blast of crunchy & catchy garage rock. The Woggles know what they do, and they do it very well. It's been that way for three decades now.
Yawpers "Boy In A Well" CD (Bloodshot Records)
Cheap Trick "We're All Alright!" LP (Big Machine) New album from the long-running rock group, their 18th to date.
Garcia, Jerry "Garcia" Blue vinyl LP (ATO Records) Originally released in 1972, Garcia is Jerry Garcia's first solo album and was recorded over a three-week period almost entirely by Jerry with assistance from Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and lyricist Robert Hunter. Six songs (Deal, Bird Song, Sugaree, Loser, To Lay Me Down, and The Wheel) contained on the album would become staples within the Grateful Dead catalog.
Newman, Randy "Dark Matter" LP First album of new material in nine years.
Raspberries "Pop Art Live" CD (Omnivore)
Young, Neil "American Stars n Bars" LP Limited 140gm vinyl
Young, Neil "Comes a Time" LP Limited 140gm vinyl
Young, Neil & Crazy Horse "Rust Never Sleeps" LP Limited 140gm vinyl
Young, Neil "Live Rust" 2LP Limited 140gm vinyl
Young, Neil, Stills "Long May You Run" LP Limited 140 gram vinyl
Cash, Johnny "Greatest" LP Indie Exclusive edition, limited to just 500 copies, on red color vinyl. Fourth album by American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, released by the legendary Sun Record Company in 1959.
Owens, Buck "Live From Austin, Tx" CD (New West)
Yoakam, Dwight "Live From Austin, Tx" CD (New West)
Noyes, Rob "The Feudal Spirit" LP (Poon Village) 2017 repress of Rob Noyes' debut full-length of American primitive guitar. At times recalls Robbie Basho's 12-string tunneling, John Renbourn's melodic structures, and Wizz Jones.
DJ Shadow "The Mountain Has Fallen" 12" (Mass Appeal) On the follow-up EP to last year's The Mountain Will Fall, Shadow bucks expectations and finds inspiration in unlikely collabs with Nas and Danny Brown.
Ghostpoet "Dark Days and Canopes" CD (PIAS America) Obaro Ejimiwe's latest Ghostpoet offering is swampy and delirious, with wiry post-punk and distorted electro threads woven through his signature vocals.
Lil Ugly Mane "Three Sided Tape Volume 1" 2LP (Hundebliss Italy) Vinyl edition of Three Sided Tape Volume 1, a collection of unreleased songs and instrumentals from Lil Ugly Mane, originally released in 2013. Includes a secret fourth side.
Lil Yachty "Teenage Emotions" LP (Quality Control Music) Vinyl version of Lil Yachty's first full-length non-mixtape album. Teenage Emotions doesn't have a defined aesthetic and feels like Yachty is still experimenting, and his refusal to rely on formulas is commendable for a 19-year-old overnight sensation. Features guest appearances from Diplo, Evander Griiim, Grace, Migos, Stefflon Don, and YG.
Shepp, Archie / Lars Gullin Quintet "The House I Live In" LP (Modern Silence) Originally released in 1980. Archie Shepp, before he burst out on the U.S. avant-garde scene in 1964-65, at a Danish concert with cool bop baritonist Lars Gullin. Recorded at the Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 21, 1963.
SOUL / FUNK
Ayers, Roy Ubiquity "Lifeline" LP (Polydor) Vinyl reissue of Ayer's 1977 disco-jazz-funk album.
Downtown Boys "Cost of Living" CD/LP (Sub Pop) New album from the highly energetic socio-political leaning Providence hardcore band.
Fall, The "New Facts Emerge" 2x10" (Cherry Red) New album by the Fall - their first since Sub Lingual Tablet in 2015 - containing 11 new tracks recorded at various studios in the UK and produced in conjunction with Mark E Smith.
Impalers "Cellar Dweller" CS (627 Tapes) New awaited sophomore release from the blistering Austin-based hardcore punk band with a penchant for Swedish D-beat, now available on cassette.
Orden Mundial "Porque las Drogas son Veneno" 7" (La Vida Es Un Mus) Limited 7" including some of the songs that will be in their next LP. Distorted hardcore tracks bringing to mind the most out-of-control parts of United Mutations or Void with the attitude of Wretched or Shotgun Solution.
Rixe "Collection" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus) Compiles Rixe's first 3 EPs now collected on one album. All 12 cuts have been remastered for maximum volume. Precision French Oi! with a pop element.
v/a "Girls In The Garage - A Collection of Girl Garage Groups From The 60's!" LP (Past & Present) Compilation of rare tracks from female garage rock bands
Destruction "Cracked Brain" LP (High Roller) Reissue of Destruction's 4th album, originally released in 1990.
Destruction "Mad Butcher" LP (High Roller) Reissue of Destruction's classic 1987 EP.
Destruction "Release From Agony" LP (High Roller) Reissue of Destruction's dark, technical third album.
Incantation "Profane Nexus" CD (Relapse) CD version.
Mayhem "Live in Sarpsborg" LP (Peaceville) Legendary Mayhem live recording which had been bootlegged as "The Dawn of the Black Hearts". Now officially issued with audio from a new, master source.
Morbid Angel "Blessed are the Sick" LP (Earache) New reissue of the Florida death metal band's second official full-length release from 1991. Overall features a significantly slower tempo sounds than on band's debut release "Altars Of Madness". Tracks 9, 10 and 12 are re-recorded song from the "Abominations Of Desolation" demo.
Neurosis "The Word As Law" CD/LP (Neurot) First ever vinyl reissue of the California metal band's sophomore release from 1990. Like its predecessor, 1988's Pain of Mind, The Word as Law showcases Neurosis' roots in hardcore punk.
Terrorizer "World Downfall" LP Limited reissue of this seminal whirlwind grinder.
PROG / PSYCH
Monti, Maria "Il Bestiario" LP (Holidays Records) Originally released in 1974. A prime example of the avant-garde art-song of the 1970s. Monti enlisted the radical poet Aldo Braibanti as her lyricist, features arrangements and synthesizer from Alvin Curran, the baritone saxophone of Roberto Laneri (Prima Materia), as well as the soprano saxophone of jazz legend Steve Lacy. Comes with a 16-page booklet with lyrics and translations; Edition of 500.
Wilson, Steve ( of Porcupine Tree) "To The Bone" LP Indie exclusive version. Fusing driving futurist rock and spectral electronics to elegiac hyper-space ambience and dizzying, squalling guitars, To The Bone is Steven Wilson's hat-tip to the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth.
Lockwood, Annea "Tiger Balm / Amazonia Dreaming / Immersion" LP (Black Truffle) New vinyl issue of Annea Lockwood's classic 1970 tape piece "Tiger Balm", unavailable on vinyl for over thirty years, accompanied by two exquisite unreleased works for percussion and voice, "Amazonia Dreaming" (1987) and "Immersion" (1998).
Penderecki, Krzysztof "Kosmogonia" CD (Cold Spring) Cold Spring Records present a reissue of Krzysztof Penderecki's Kosmogonia, originally released in 1974. Unnerving, intense, bloodcurdling, sinister, dramatic -- the music of Kosmogonia features Penderecki's famous, unorthodox instrumental techniques, and some of the darkest music ever composed.
Garrett (AKA Dam-Funk) "Private Life" LP (Music From Memory) New album of synth-funk and groove-heavy new age from Garrett (AKA Dam-Funk).
Kuhr, Gerd "Revue Instrumentale et Electronique" LP (God Records) 2014 release. God Records present compositions by the crucial Austrian composer, Gerd Kühr. Revue Instrumentale Et Électronique is a spatial composition for an instrumental ensemble, recorded sound in six movements.
Rocchi, Claudio "Suoni di Frontiera" LP (Die Schachtel) Originally released in 1976. Working within the idioms of psychedelic rock, folk, and prog, Suoni di Frontiera is the lone, pure avant-garde gesture in Rocchi's long and noted career. Infused with oscillating loops, astral synth excursions, and sharp collages of vocal snippets and electronics, the music of Suoni di Frontiera might remind some of early Cluster and Harmonia.
Vaccina, Lino Capra "Antico Adagio" LP (Die Schachtel) Repressed reissue of the rare 1978 Italian minimalism LP, featuring hypnotic layers of tonal percussion, strings and oboe.
Vaccina, Lino Capra "Echi Armonici da Antico Adagio" LP (Die Schachtel) Unreleased material from Lino Capra Vaccina on Echi Armonici da Antico Adagio. Sheets of resonance, stunning harmonic interplay, and intricate rhythms from the member of Aktuala and the short-lived super group Telaio Magnetico. It features two sidelong works of pulsing, hypnotic, ritualistic drone with Vaccina's percussion -- gongs, bells, and cymbals -- threaded by sustained tones, generated by the voices of Juri Camisasca and Dana Matus. Silver and gloss varnish print with printed inner sleeves housing a transparent anti-static record sleeve; Edition of 300.
Happy Meals "Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony (Volumes IV - VI)" LP (So Low / Optimo Music) Glasgow's Happy Meals kicks off So Low, a new label from Optimo with a naturally variegated suite veering from tonal hypnosis to pulsing krautrock and levitating kosmiche themes and back again.
Karkhana "For Seun Matta" LP (Holidays Records) Featuring some of the most innovative players from Beirut, Cairo, and Istanbul, Karkhana met for the first time in Beirut in 2014, bringing together influences from the three major experimental music scenes of the region and beyond. Shades and traces of shaabi, tarab, sufi, and much more are heard in the distinct blend of free jazz and psychedelic krautrock they've created.
Nitsch, Hermann "Orgelkonzert Jesuitenkirche 20.11.2013" 2LP (Trost) Hermann Nitsch playing the church organ in the Jesuit church of Vienna, November 20th, 2013. Four heavy drone pieces, mastered by Martin Siewert. Double LP version.
Nurse With Wound "Dark Fat" 3LP (Dirter Promotions ) Recordings of live shows, sound-checks, rehearsals, off-stage events, and even covertly recorded the private conversations of the band, crafted into a sonic tapestry by M.S. Waldron and Steven Stapleton with filigree added by Andrew Liles and Colin Potter. Triple LP box set.
English, S. "1111" 12" (L.I.E.S.) New 12" release from the understated Texas musician Shane English. Once again English taps into the outer edges of the electronic world of creeped out tribal electronics filled with unending tension at every turn.
Franka, Scott "The Gym" 12" (Quartet Series) Amsterdam-based Scott Franka's music encompasses influences from dub and dark techno to classic drum-computer and synth-heavy house, taking cues from Detroit, Chicago and the UK.
DVD / BLURAY
"Saxophone Colossus featuring Sonny Rollins" BluRay (Mug-Shot Productions) Feature-length portrait of legendary saxophone player Sonny Rollins. Features live footage from Japan and New York.
Slayer, The BluRay+DVD (Arrow Video) One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video. Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to terrifying life?
Wire #403 September 2017 MAG Robert Aubrey Lowe, Peter King: New Zealand lathe cutter to the likes of The Dead C, Lee Ranaldo, Acid Mothers Temple, and No-Neck Blues Band, a report on composers who require musicians to throw their bodies as well as their souls into their performances, including Michael Baldwin, Celeste Oram, Louis d'Heudieres, Alwynne Pritchard and others. Plus: Invisible Jukebox: Sparks; Epiphanies: Maggi Payne; Inner Sleeve: Ryoko Akama.
Friday, August 11th
POP / ROCK
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead "Source Tags & Codes" LP (Interscope) Reissue of their most critically acclaimed album.
Catherine Wheel "Ferment" LP (Music on Vinyl) Reissued for its 25th anniversary in an edition of 1,500 copies on orange and gold mixed vinyl. The album displays Catherine Wheel's early attempts to meld drone-drenched shoegaze with heavy rock.
Coffey, Sam and The Iron Lungs "s/t" LP/CS (Burger Records) New album from Toronto-based band. While their previous album fit squarely into a "garage-punk" paradigm, "s/t", recorded in a proper studio, trades in 70s power-pop hooks a la Cheap Trick, Dwight Twilley, The Cars, and others.
Dondero, David "Inside the Cat's Eye" LP (Keeled Scales) Ninth album from the US singer/songwriter.
Epic Soundtracks "Film Soundtracks" LP (Troubadour) Newly released solo work from Kevin Godfrey of Swell Maps, a more intimate affair.
Foster The People "Sacred Hearts Club" LP (Columbia) New third full-length studio release for the indie pop band, influenced by psychedelic sounds of the 1960s.
Memories, The "Royal United Song Service" LP (Burger Records) New 28-track double LP release from the lo-fi pop group. Named for a made-to-order recording offer started in 2015 to fund the band's first European tour, it collects material from the project, which allowed fans to request elements like topic, theme, and even chords and time signature for their own song. Per the band, it's a set of songs "about other people's memories."
Portugal the Man "Woodstock" LP (Atlantic) New eigth full-length from the indie group presents a headfirst dive into the deep end of contemporary pop. Despite the risk, the record manages to fall in line with Portugal the Man's willingness to move forward in endearing ways.
Prince "Batdance" 12" (Rhino)
Prince "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man" 12" (Rhino)
Prince " I Wish U Heaven" 12" (Rhino)
Prince " Partyman" 7" (Rhino)
Prince "Pop Life" 12" (Rhino)
Prince " Sign O' The Times" 12" (Rhino)
Sun Riah "Sitting With Sounds and Listening for Ghosts" CS (Keeled Scales) Sun Riah is the name of native Oklahoman experimental harpist/songwriter M. Bailey Stephenson's project. Sun Riah's voice wanders a broad swath between Julianna Barwick and Kate Bush and her music is not entirely unlike her freak-folk predecessors Joanna Newsom and Coco Rosie.
Washed Out "Mister Mellow" LP (Stones Throw) New third full-length from the pioneering chillwave project. Mister Mellow is a psyched out visual-album, yet the music is sufficiently enthralling on its own. Pressed to colored vinyl.
DJ Harrison "Hazy Moods" LP (Stones Throw) DJ Harrison is Richmond VA-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Devonne Harris.
Kutmah "TROBBB!" LP (Big Dada) Features Gonjasufi, Jonwayne, Natureboy Flako, Ta'Raach, Jeremiah Jae, Zeroh, Zackey Force Funk, N8NOFACE, Sach, Akello G Light and DJ Chris P Cuts - spanning experimental meditative loops; crackly oddball beats and abstract raps; as far as outright punk/noise and even folk/blues.
The Steoples "Six Rocks" LP (Stones Throw) The Steoples is a collaborative effort from long time friends and creative partners Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker (Gifted & Blessed) and Yeofi Andoh (A Race Of Angeles). This is the duos debut full-length.
v/a "Solar Power: New Sounds in Seattle Hip-Hop" LP (Crane City Music) Compilation of tracks from Seattle's current underground hip-hop scene. Featuring DoNormaal, Remember Face, Stas Thee Boss, Guayaba, and more.
McMahon, FJ "Spirit Of The Golden Juice" LP (Anthology) New reissue of this sought after California bedroom psych-folk-country classic. In 1969 following a stint in southeast Asia while serving in the U.S. Air Force, F.J. McMahon cut his sole release in Santa Barbara. Reflective and contemplative, the album's outsider, lo-fi folk vibe pulls from his experiences in Vietnam, at times sounding aesthetically like a sonic counterpart to Jim Schoenfeld with traces of both Fred Neil and Tim Hardin scattered throughout. Spirit Of The Golden Juice is an album concerned with memory and mystery and the preservation of the two. It's also about the weight of personal experience and how we tow it around with us. F.J.'s simple, personal approach to songwriting allows us the space to fill in our own colors and our own faces.
Martinez, Bardo & The Soul Investigators (with Ernie Hawks) "Bad Education b/w In" 7" (Timmion) Brainchild of Chicano Batman lead singer inspired by the afro-latin soul blends from the likes of Joe Bataan and Ray Barretto.
Incantation "Profane Nexus" LP (Relapse) New 2017 LP from the long-running US death metal band.
Human Gas "s/t" LP High quality Fanclub pressing of this classic 80's Japanese HC band. Complete tracks from both demos, their split 7" and 3 completely unreleased studio tracks. Includes foldout poster insert with rare photos, and a band history.
Plax "Clean Feeling" LP (Super Secret Records) New release from local noisy punk band.
Soul Craft "The Legacy" 7" (General Speech) Five fresh tracks of traditional Japanese Hardcore from Soul Craft, who have been the HC stalwarts of Kumamoto City, Japan for the last 17 years.
McKay, Freddie "Picture on the Wall" LP (Studio One) Deluxe edition reissue of the acclaimed 1971 reggae/rocksteady album produced by Coxsone Dodd.
SOUL / FUNK
Bob & Gene "If This World Were Mine" LP (Daptone) The Daptone label unearths a long-buried and low-budget soul nugget from early-70s Buffalo, featuring the vocals of teenage pals Bobby Nunn and Eugene Coplin. Remastered and released for the first time.
King Bucknor Jr. & Afrodisk Beat 79 "African Woman" LP (Hot Casa) Reissue of LP originally released in 1979, the result of a sublime spiritual and political session recorded in Lagos, Nigeria. A fantastic Afro-beat album from the Fela Anikulapo Kuti disciple and Kalakuta Republic member.
Pino, Geraldo "Let's Have A Party" LP (PMG Germany) Reissue of LP originally released in 1974. Mixing highlife, funk and jazz, and using the latest equipment, Geraldo Pino and the Heartbeats kickstarted the whole soul/funk/Afrobeat scene in West Africa.
Akhtar, Nahid "I Am Black Beauty" LP (Finders Keepers) New compilation of Nahid Akhtar's rarest 7" appearances, some released for the first time since their original release. Nahid Akhtar's music played a hugely influential and omnipresent role in Lahore's vibrant cinematic patchwork that covered the late 1970s and early 1980s. Interweaved textures of Ghazals, classical music, Punjabi folk songs, and Qawwalis, along with a wide range of progressive pop music penned for the Pakistani picture house.
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement "Fallen Leaves Camouflaged Behind Tropical Flowers" 12" (Hospital) Marking six years of Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement's output, Dominick Fernow (Prurient) gives the project's first ever release a vinyl pressing for the first time. Originally released on tape in 2011 in an edition of 59. Edition of 500.
v/a "Ancient Lights And The Black Core" [Scorn, Seefeel, Timothy Leary] LP (Sub Rosa) Originally released on CD in 1995, Ancient Lights And The Blackcore is presented here for the first time on vinyl. Contains only unreleased and exclusive material by Scorn, Seefeel, Timothy Leary & DJ Cheb I Sabbah, and field recordings by David Toop. Edition of 350.
V/Vm "New Beat: Brabant Schrobbeler" (AKA Leyland Kirby) LP (Boomkat Editions) 20 minutes of classic and unreleased new beat productions by James Kirby, aka The Caretaker, aka V/Vm, comprising material originally produced in 2006. Selected and sequenced by V/Vm and Jerk van den Boschalottt; Mixed and chopped by Miles of Demdike Stare.
Wolf Eyes "Strange Days II" LP (Lower Floor Music) Wolf Eyes fix a possessed gaze on a sort of squashed slow techno abstraction in two excursions for their Lower Floor label.
K.Bytes "I Adore Commodore - Computer Music Flash" LP (Mondo Groove) Reissue of album originally released in 1983. A year after his 1982 album Computer Disco, Marcello Giombini produced I Adore Commodore - Computer Music Flash using mainly a Commodore 64. Inspired by videogames of the time, the music was created using four-to-eleven Commodore 64s, programmed and synchronized with an external audio interface.
Benedek "Bene's World" LP (Leaving Records) Bene's World is Benedek's second Leaving Records release, following the Coolin' EP. His catalogue also includes collaborations with Dam-Funk, Delroy Edwards and Tom Noble.
Bonobo "One Offs Remixes & B-Sides" LP (Tru Thoughts) Two LP compilation of rarely-heard tracks from Bonobo.
Daphni "Face To Face/Tin" LP (Jiaolong) The new 12" from Daphni (aka Caribou, aka Dan Snaith) -- the first release in over three years -- featuring tracks appearing on his FabricLive mix .
Hiro Kone "Love Is The Capital" LP (Geographic North) Debut LP by the recording alias of Nicky Mao. Visceral meditations of rhythm, noise, and melody in the vein of Pan Sonic, Chris & Cosey, Muslimgauze, and Kangding Ray.
Janson, Gerd & Shan "Surrender" 12" (Regraded)
Oneohtrix Point Never "Good Time" (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CD/LP (Warp) Soundtrack to the new 2017 NYC crime thriller, featuring guest vocals from Iggy pop. Winner of this year's Cannes Soundtrack Award.
Patricia "Several Shades Of The Same Color Part 3" LP (Spectral Sound) Part 3 of Patricia's latest opus.
Takahashi, Kuniyuki "Newwave Project" LP (Mule Musiq) Japanese producer and sound designer Kuniyuki Takahashi, drops an album that is leaning towards his musical love from the past. Compared to his former work, which was rooted in worlds of classic, jazz, house, ambient, and electronic song-writing, the tunes on Newwave Project are full of melodic drifts and rhythmical shifts.
Wen "CARVE + GAZE" 12" (Big Dada) Four tracks hitting square between the eyes of Zomby, Logos and Actress with twists on UK grime and electronica.
Xhin "Shift LTD 001" 12" (Midnight Shift) New techno EP from Singaporean producer.
OST "Edge Of Tomorrow (Live, Die, Repeat)" Christophe Beck LP (Mondo) Score to the 2014 sci-fi action film.
OST "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" LP (Hollywood) A worthy follow up to the first soundtrack and movie. Includes tracks from Fleetwood Mac, Electrtic Light Orchestra, George Harrison, and more.
OST "Hero Of Time - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" Slovak National Symphony Orchestra LP (iam8bit) Officially licensed, one-hour arrangement album based on Koji Kondo's epic score. Freshly recorded by the 64-player Slovak National Symphony Orchestra for this very album, Hero of Time breaths new life into classic Ocarina of Time score, previously only available from its Nintendo 64 sound chip origins.
OST "Rewind This!" Josh Freda LP (Death Waltz) Soundtrack to the documentary on VHS collecting.
OST "Super Castlevania IV" Konami Kukeiha Club LP (Mondo) Vinyl soundtrack to the 1991 SNES classic.
DVD / BLURAY
One Dark Night BluRay (Code Red) A World famous psychic is found dead along with several victims of his bizarre experiments. Tom McLoughlin directed this 1982 chiller which co-stars the great Adam West.
The Bat People BluRay (Shout Factory) BluRay release of the 1974 American horror film directed by Jerry Jameson.
Friday, August 4th
POP / ROCK
Amy O "Elastic" CD/LP (Winspear) New third album from indie rocker Amy O, available on limited clear vinyl in an edition of 200.
Caroline Says "50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong" CD/LP (Western Vinyl) Debut album from Austin-based indie folk band.
Coldplay "Kaleidoscope EP" LP (Atlantic) The five-track EP from the British alternative rock band features collaborations with Big Sean and The Chainsmokers, on blue vinyl.
Daphni "FabricLive 93 " CD (Fabric UK) Daphni (aka Caribou, aka Dan Snaith) presents the 93rd installment of FabricLive. FabricLive 93 marks Daphni's first mix CD and his first full body of work under the moniker since 2012's Jiaolong album, and most recently Caribou's "Our Love" (2014). 23 original, unreleased Daphni tracks and four new Daphni edits, featuring tracks from Jamire Williams, Luther Davis Group, Pheeroan Ak Laff, and Container.
Gorbachev, Philipp & The Naked Man "I Don't Give A Snare" LP (Arma) Debut album from Moscow-based Philipp Gorbachev & The Naked Man.
Guantanamo Baywatch "Desert Center" CD (Suicide Squeeze Records) Latest album from the surf/garage punk band. Amber-colored vinyl limited to 2000.
Marela, Briana "Call It Love" CD/LP (Jagjaguwar) New third album from the indie/dream pop singer.
Naomi Punk "Yellow" LP (Captured Tracks) Latest album from the Olympia, WA deconstructionalist rock group.
New Radicals, The "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too." LP (Geffen) Reissue of the sole album from New Radicals, featuring hit song "You Get What You Give".
Preoccupations "Cassette" LP (Jagjaguwar) Vinyl reissue of the first cassette EP by Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong).
Bob Seger System "2 + 2 = ?" 7" (Third Man Records) Remastered reissue.
Price, Margo "Paper Cowboy b/w Good Luck (For Ben Eyestone)" (Weakness EP 2/2) 7" (Third Man) Nashville musician Margo Price returns with a new EP of four fresh originals that further explore themes of duality, loss and redemption. The four new tracks are being released broken up as two 7''s from Third Man Records.
Price, Margo "Weakness b/w Just Like Love (Weakness " EP 1//2 7" (Third Man) Part 1 of Price's new EP.
Louie Needles "Texas Scratch League Presents Louie Needles and the Search for the Secret Snare Drum" LP (Texas Scratch League)
Mura Masa "S/T" LP (Downtown) The debut full-length release for the London-based electronic producer features guest appearances from Damon Albarn, A$AP Rocky, Bonzai, Charli XCX, Christine And The Queens, Desiigner, Jamie Lidell, NAO, A. K. Paul, and Tom Tripp.
Morbid Opera "Collection" LP (Vinyl Rites) New discography release from the influential 1980s (mainly) girl group from Miami FL, collects everything from their 1983 7", the 1992 released cassette, and their contributions to the 1983 compilation 'We Can't Help It If We're From Florida'.
Sudden Attack "Sit and Watch" 7" New EP from San Antonio hardcore band.
X-Ray Spex "Germ Free Adolescents" LP (Real Gone Music) One of the signature albums of the early British punk movement. 'Test tube clear' with blue splatter vinyl limited to 1000 copies. "Oh Bondage, Up Yours!"
Crover, Dale "The Fickle Finger of Fate" LP (Joyful Noise Recordings) Debut solo album from one half of the essential Melvins roster. The album features a diverse batch of songs that recall the best moments of the Melvins catalog. Available on limited color while it lasts.
Dead Cross "S/T" CD/LP (Ipecac Recordings) New hardcore supergroup featuring Dave Lombardo, Mike Patton and Justin Pearson, available on limited colored vinyl.
Jaguar "Power Games" LP (Real Gone) Reissue of 1982 NWOBHM album limited to 700 copies on green and brown 'camo'-coloured vinyl.
Solbrud "Vemod" LP (Vendetta Records) Vemod is the Copenhagen based black metal quartet's third album.
Danser's Inferno "Creation One" LP (Everland Jazz) Reissue of Danser's Inferno's sole album, originally released in 1973. Composer and multi-instrumentalist John Danser formed the funky jazz-rock-fusion ensemble of 14 very talented musicians, and released this stunning eight track, jam packed album, a treasure of rhythms grooves and breaks.
Heath Brothers, The "Marchin' On!" LP (Everland Jazz) Reissue of The Heath Brothers' debut album, originally released in 1976. The Heath Brothers was formed in 1975 by brothers Jimmy, Percy, Albert Heath and the much celebrated pianist Stanley Cowell in Philadelphia.
McPhee, Joe "My Undocumented Alien Clarinet" LP (Penultimate Press) Beguiling document of a performance held at Alternative Books, Kingston, New York, Sunday, August 6, 2006 under the auspices of the Pauline Oliveros Foundation's New Vanguard Series, featuring rarely heard "alien" clarinet playing of Joe McPhee and the electronics of Bryan Eubanks.
Sanders, Pharoah "Izipho Zam (My Gifts)" LP (Everland Jazz) Reissue of Pharoah Sanders's third album, originally released in 1973.
PROG / PYSCH
Astral TV "Chrystal Shores" LP (El Paraiso Records) Astral TV is a new project from Causa Sui's synth and electronics wiz Rasmus Rasmussen and fellow inner-space traveler Keith Canisius. Inspired in part by classic synth-scores, vintage European kosmische, and modern drone, the moods the duo creates with bright analog synths and delicate Stratocaster notes are too open and ambiguous to be neatly categorized.
Lal & Mike Waterson "Bright Phoebus " CD/LP (Domino) New first ever vinyl reissue of the 1972 cult classic folk LP. Featuring performances from siblings Lal, Mike and Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy, Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings, Dave Mattacks, Tim Hart and Maddy Prior, amongst others. "Bright Phoebus" is recognized as a forward-thinking benchmark for British Folk.
Nordheim, Arne "Electric" LP (Rune Grammofon) Originally released on CD in 1998. These five compositions represent the complete electronic works of Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim (1931-2010).
De Jaer, Badouin "Lucy/Back to Normal" CD (Sub Rosa) This double CD release brings together two founding pieces from avant-garde composer Baudouin de Jaer.
Niblock, Phil "Rhymes With Water" LP (God Records) For his premiere recording on God Records, Phill Niblock confirms his minimalistic musical approach and composes two monumental pieces for flutes and additional voices, respectively.
Kink Gong "Tibetan Buddhism Trip" LP (Akuphone) King Gong, aka Laurent Jeanneau, presents a collage of Tibetan Buddhist rites recordings and electronic handlings. Jeanneau has specialized in the recording of ethnic minorities, particularly from South East Asia, recording over 160 albums. An impressive collection allows him to manipulate, assemble, and reconstruct his field recordings in order to create new sound landscapes.
Zwartjes "Tapes 1" LP (Trunk) Tapes 1 represents the first ever sound recordings to be released from the archive of cult Dutch film director Frans Zwartjes.
Obatala "S/T" LP (Everland ) Reissue of Obtala's self-titled album, originally released in 1977. Disco funk from the glory days of the Miami soul scene in the '70s.
DMX Krew "Strange Directions" 2LP (Hypercolour) Strange Directions is the 21st album from DMX Krew and his first on Hypercolour since 2016's You Exist.
Greenspan and Taraval "s/t" LP (Geej) Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys, Jessy Lanza) and Taraval (Caribou) attempt to create a type of dance music with hardware. A raw type of synthesizer and drum machine music that could be listened to beside the hypermodern techno of Pearson Sound or Actress.
Pye Corner Audio "Sleep Games" LP (Ghost Box UK) Reissue of the first Pye Corner Audio LP for Ghost Box from 2012. On heavyweight vinyl, with color inner sleeve and download code card inside.
Foundars 15 "Co-Operation" LP (PMG) Psychedelic Afro-psych-funk originally released in 1977.
Goldfinger Doe & B.M.S. "Let's Dance Together" LP (PMG) African boogie funk originally released in 1979.
Friday, July 28th
POP / ROCK
14 Iced Bears "S/T" LP (Optic Nerve) New expanded reissue of 14 Iced Bears' self-titled album, originally released in 1988. The 14 Iced Bears were formed in Brighton in 1985 by Robert Sekula and drummer Nick Emery. They had a punky, DIY pop ethic that held melody as key and technical expertise as less of an issue.
Arcade Fire "Everything Now" CD/LP/CS (Columbia) New fifth full-length for the Canadian indie rock band, co-produced with members of Daft Punk, Portishead, and Pulp. It doesn't have the sprawling nature of The Suburbs or Reflektor nor the cacophonic intensity of Funeral, but the sequin-festooned, disco-ish Everything Now is every bit as good as these albums in its own right. Departures in sound are often unwelcome when we're already so happy with where a beloved band are, but, in this case, their experiments are a complete success. Available on limited blue vinyl while it lasts.
B., Ruth "Safe Haven" LP (Columbia) Ruth B.'s debut album Safe Haven includes 12 tracks written and composed by Ruth herself and produced by Joel Little, who previously collaborated with Lorde on her multi-platinum debut.
Cage The Elephant "Unpeeled" [Live] CD (RCA) The new album was recorded over a series of intimate shows in cities including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville, and Nashville where the band performed in a stripped down arrangement with a string quartet and sparse additional percussion. Unpeeled features twenty-one tracks: eighteen curated songs from their past four albums plus three reimagined versions of existing songs.
Joywave "Content" CD (Hollywood) New third full-length from the eclectic NY alternative pop band. Harnessing a sound somewhere between classic guitar and drums indie rock, and electro-pop, there's something wonderfully unexpected about many of the tracks on Content.
King Dude "Sex" LP (Not Just Religious Music)
La's, The "s/t" LP (Polydor) New vinyl reissue of the English indie band's debut 1990 LP, containing the hit 'There She Goes'.
Manchester Orchestra "A Black Mile To The Surface" LP (Loma Vista)
OOIOO "Gold & Green " LP (Thrill Jockey) New reissue of the third full length LP from the Japanese girl group featuring members from Boredums. Originally released in 2000. Presented here on limited colored vinyl.
Rise Against "Wolves" LP (Virgin) New record from the Chicago band.
Sex Tide "Possession Sessions" LP (Feeding Tube ) Columbus garage rock band Sex Tide's third record, Possession Sessions, follows a pair of 12" near-LPs, Flash Fuck (2013) and Vernacular Splatter (2015).
Squeeze "s/t" LP (A&M)
Welch, Gillian "The Harrow & The Harvest" LP (Acony) Long awaited first pressing of Gillian Welch's 2011 CD The Harrow & The Harvest, mastered direct from the original tapes. Welch and Rawlings weren't in a hurry to make this album, nor press it to vinyl, and you hear their patience in its unhurried grace. As usual, the beauty lies in the fluid interplay between the duo.
Wilson, Gary & The Blind Dates "Live At CBGB" LP (Feeding Tube ) Recorded on a trip to the East Coast in August 1979, Live At CBGB documents Gary Wilson's return to his home base.
Centurions, The "Bullwinkle Part II: Surfers' Pajama Party Recorded Live On The U.C.L.A. Campus" LP (Go! Bop!) New reissue of The Centurions's U.C.L.A. live record, originally released in 1963.
Grateful Dead "It Crawled Out Of The Vaults Of KSAN 1966-1968 - Volume 1: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium 11/19/66" LP (Go! Bop!) A recording of a cult event: The Grateful Dead, live at the Fillmore Auditorium on November 19th, 1966, recorded before their first album came out. It Crawled Out Of The Vaults features three primeval versions of tunes from their debut record and eight goodies, standards and originals, that were not featured on any official studio and live recording up to 1970's Workingman's Dead.
John, Elton "Caribou" LP
John, Elton "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player" LP
Presley, Elvis "A Boy From Tupelo: The Sun Masters" LP (Legacy)
Santana & The Isley Brothers "Power Of Peace" LP (SMG)
Wray, Link "s/t" LP (Future Days) Recorded in a shaky makeshift chicken shack in rural Maryland, Link Wray's eponymous 1971 solo album is a compelling and forward-looking piece of honest, handmade Americana. This album is vastly different from his previous work, foregoing instrumentals entirely. Instead, Wray, left with only one lung following a bout with tuberculosis in 1956, gives us his raw voice as he blends elements of country, rock 'n' roll, roots, folk and gospel marked with fuzzy guitar and booming percussion.
Hooker, John Lee "The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker" LP (Cornbread) Cornbread Records present a reissue of The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker, originally released in 1959. John Lee Hooker took a break from his Chicago electric blues recording career and returned to his country blues roots with this stripped-down, acoustic blues LP. Reissued on 180 gram LP.
Collins, Tommy "This Is Tommy Collins" CD (Rural Routes)
Jackson, Wanda "Wonderful Wanda and Lovin' Country Style" CD (Rural Routes)
Fairport Convention "Liege And Lief" LP (A&M) Their most out rock song is on this album. One of their ultimate best for sure. Recommended.
Fosson, Mark "Solo Guitar" LP (Drag City) In the late '70s Fosson sent some song demos to John Fahey's West Coast-based Takoma Records. Fahey was impressed with what he heard and offered Fosson a recording deal. Fosson lost no time in relocating to Los Angeles and began recording, but as bad luck would have it, Takoma was in some difficulty, and the label soon folded. Fahey allowed Fosson to retain the master tapes of the sessions, however. These tracks finally saw the light of day as 'The Lost Takoma Sessions' from Drag City Records in 2006.
Ashby, Dorothy "Hip Harp / On A Minor Groove" 2LP (Doxy) A new combined reissue of Dorothy Ashby's Hip Harp and In A Minor Groove, both released separately in 1958. A part of the same scene as Yusef Lateef, the legendary jazz harpist and poly-instrumentalist managed to use odd instrumentation in new contexts. Both albums feature Frank Wess. Pressed in a numbered edition of 500 to 140 gram clear vinyl.
Butcher, John "Resonant Spaces" LP (Blume) Blume present the first vinyl issue of John Butcher's Resonant Spaces, originally released on CD in 2008.
Henderson, Joe / Alice Coltrane "The Elements" LP (Fantasy) New vinyl reissue of the 1973 LP. 1970 began a decade of discovery for Henderson, setting aside post-bop and the repertoire he was identified with and branching out into other realms. One of the most successful and challenging of these efforts was presented here as a four-part improvisation on the basic themes of "Fire", "Air", "Water" and "Earth". Assisting the tenor saxophonist was a group of sympathetic explorers -- Alice Coltrane on piano and harp, violin original Michael White, bass giant Charlie Haden, and the multifaceted percussionist Kenneth Nash. Latin American, Indian, and Native American strains enter the mix as Henderson applies the heat and mercurial invention of his more conventional work to these open-ended settings.
Rollins, Sonny "Saxophone Colossus" LP (Fantasy)
Iron Maiden "The Final Frontier" LP New 180 gram 2LP reissue of 15th studio album from Iron Maiden.
Debils "S/T" LP (Static Shock) Reissue of rare Swiss punk LP.
Heavy Metal "LP 2" LP (Static Shock) Heavy Metal return with LP number two. Again it's all over the place musically, swinging from lo-fi distorted disco, to UK DIY, to cod-Flying Nun singles and beyond. RIYL Headcoats or Crass Records scope.
Campbell, Cornell "Dance In A Greenwich Farm" LP (Radiation Roots) New reissue of Cornell Campbell's Dance In A Greenwich Farm, originally released in 1975. One of the sweetest and most idiosyncratic voices in reggae.
Wilson, Delroy "Here Comes The Heartaches" LP (Kingston Sounds) The 1970s saw Delroy Wilson's arrival at Bunny "Striker" Lee's door and what would result in a winning formula, scoring hit after hit. Here Comes The Heartaches is a selection of tunes from this great period in Delroy's career, cut with Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare.
SOUL / FUNK
Wood, Brenton "Oogum Boogum" LP New reissue of the American vocalist's 1967 debut LP, featuring 'The Oogum Boogum Song.'
H. Tical "Impact Synthesized Sound And Music" LP (Intervallo) Intervallo present a reissue of H. Tical's, aka Armando Sciascia, Impact: Synthesized Sound And Music, originally released in 1971. 16 sonic experiments devoted to VCS3 synthesizers, which are the main architects of whirling escapes, white noise, and sonic landscapes in the mood of early Warp releases.
v/a "La Natura E L'Uomo" LP (Intervallo) Intervallo present a reissue of La Natura E L'Uomo, originally released in 1973. Intervallo's third reissue of nature-themed library records.
PROG / PSYCH
Cosmic Jokers, The "Galactic Supermarket" LP (Victory) Victory present a reissue of The Cosmic Jokers' Galactic Supermarket, originally released on Komische Musik in 1974. Galactic Supermarket features Gille Letmann, Harald Grosskopf, Klaus Schulze, and Manuel Göttsching.
de Oliveira, Jocy "Estorias Para Voz, Instrumentos Acusticos e Eletronicos" LP (Blume) Reissue of the obscure 1981 musique concrete LP from Brazilian composer Jocy de Oliveira.
Nauman, Bruce "Soundtrack From First Violin Film" LP (Blume) Blume present a reissue of Bruce Nauman's Soundtrack From First Violin Film, originally released in 1969. Initially issued by Tanglewood Press in 1969, Soundtrack From First Violin Film is a crucial element in Nauman's diverse canon of contributions; It bridges the emerging practices of performance, video, and sound.
Palestine, Charlemagne "Arpeggiated Bosendorfer + Falsetto Voice" LP (Alga Marghen) Charlemagne Palestine and Alga Marghen present previously unreleased arpeggiated piano and falsetto voice studies from 1974.
Reich, Steve & Ensemble Modern & Synergy Vocals LP (Victory) A stunning version of Steve Reich's masterpiece of musical minimalism Music For 18 Musicians. Performed live at Tokyo Opera House in 2008 by Ensemble Modern and Synergy Vocals, featuring the composer as guest performer.
Telaio Magnetico "Live 75" LP (Black Sweat) New expanded reissue of Telaio Magnetico's Live 75, including unreleased tracks from the super group's only tour in 1975. Telaio Magnetico was composed of Franco Battiato, Lino Capra Vaccina, Juri Camisasca, Mino Di Martino, Roberto Mazza, and Terra Di Benedetto. In the context of the mid '70s Italian underground scene, the short experience of Telaio Magnetico was born from the confluence of the Battiato's experimental efforts and the Albergo Intergalattico Spaziale's new esoteric electronics. With references to the German kosmische music and British space-rock, the music also has roots in the minimalist drones of Terry Riley and La Monte Young and draws parallels to Alvin Curran and Futuro Antico.
Dead Body Love / Atrax Morgue "Split" LP (Urashima) New reissue of Dead Body Love and Atrax Morgue's split, self-titled release, originally released on cassette only in 1995. Plenty of throbbing, cracking and creaking. Printed on 140 gram vinyl in an edition of 199 (hand-numbered). Now on vinyl for the first time.
Edwige "S/T" LP (Urashima) Urashima present a reissue of Edwige's self-titled release, originally released on cassette in 2008. '90s rough American style, harsh noise worship - an obsession with actress Edwige Fenech translated into layers of abrasive sound.
Golden Retriever "Rotations" LP (Thrill Jockey)
Kirk, Richard H. "Dasein" 2LP (Intone) Dasein is Richard H. Kirk's first solo album since 2011. Recorded, produced, and written by the founding member of Cabaret Voltaire himself, the album was constructed over a three-year period.
O'Malley, Stephen "Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs" LP (Ideal Recordings) 2017 repress of Stephen O'Malley's Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs initially released in 2015. The third part of a trilogy of live solo guitar records with "Dread Live" and "End Ground". For the concert at the small venue Blæst. O'Malley used a massive backline with beautiful vintage Hiwatt amplifiers, and two PAs (including a Funktion One).
Rita, The "The Lilac Fairy" 2LP (Urashima) New double LP from the dancer obsessed harsh noise project of Sam McKinlay.
D. Tiffany "Blue Dream" 12" (Pacific Rhythm) New 12" from leftfield house producer D. Tiffany.
DJ Stingray "Kern Vol. 4" CD/LP (Tresor) DJ Stingray (Urban Tribe/Drexciya) presents the fourth installment in Tresor's Kern mix series, featuring the Dreciyan DJ remixing AFX, Gesloten Cirkel, Dynarec, NRSB-11, & more.
KiNK "Dynamo And Neutrino" 12" (DGTL Records) New 12" from the Bulgarian techno/house producer.
Lords Of Acid "Voodoo-U" 2LP (Metropolis) Limited remastered edition
Patricia "Several Shades Of The Same Color Part 2" LP (Spectral Sound) Part 2 of Several Shades Of The Same Color, Patricia's first album for Spectral Sound. Solo project of Max Ravitz who is also in Inhalants, Masks, Patreke, and Pulpo.
Pye Corner Audio "The Spiral" 10" (Death Waltz Originals) Pye Corner Audio return to Death Waltz Originals with a 7 inch double pack featuring 6 brand new and exclusive tracks featuring his trademark sci-fi electronica.
Regis "Gymnastics" 2LP (Downwards) Expanded anniversary edition of Regis's debut album, Gymnastics, re-built from original stems and salvaged 8-track tapes. Originally recorded in September 1996, Regis used one drum machine, one synth, and one FX unit to nail home a back-to-basics approach to techno. Inspired as much by Chicago house as the DJ sets of Jeff Mills, but also drawing from his background in a number of post-industrial, EBM, and punk units.
Suicideyear "Hate Songs" 12" (Lucky Me) New EP from the Baton Rouge native vapor producer. Six fresh tracks recorded in his new home of New Orleans that showcase his continued development at the forefront of futurist hip hop production. Heatsick, humid 808 and star bursting synth workouts. RIYL Clams Casino, and the like.
v/a "Now and Then" 12" (So Low / Optimo Music)
Sakamoto, Kyu "Sukiyaki And Other Japanese Hits " LP (Go! Bop!) Go! Bop! present a reissue of Kyu Sakamoto's Sukiyaki And Other Japanese Hits, originally released in 1962. Mysterious, soulful songs with big orchestral arrangements. Tunes with elements of Latin music, typically elegant doo wop, and contemporary pop ballads, with heartwarming melodies and exotic tunes. One of the most popular examples of early '60s Japanese pop music.
DVD / BLURAY
Re-Animator BluRay (Arrow Video) Limited edition
Friday, July 21st
POP / ROCK
Chon "Homey" LP (Sumerian) New album from the California math rock band. Available on colored vinyl.
Del Rey, Lana "Lust For Life" CD Fifth studio album.
Disco Inferno "In Debt" LP (Rocket Girl) Originally released in 1992 by Che Records, Disco Inferno's debut album 'In Debt' is now available as a double limited edition vinyl LP and single CD package including one previously unreleased track and new artwork.
Domino, Anna " East & West + Singles" LP (Les Disques du Crepuscule) New remastered vinyl edition of East & West, the bittersweet debut album by American singer-songwriter Anna Domino, originally released by the label in 1984.
Durutti Column "Domo Arigato v2.0" 2LP+7" LP (Factory Benelux) New expanded vinyl edition of Domo Arigato, the acclaimed live album by Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column, recorded in Tokyo in April 1985.
Fos "Captain Free" LP (Near the Exit Music) New third album from this Greek-born artist. She brings together traditional acoustic instruments like the daouli Greek drum, ancient instruments like the conch-shell, along with other acoustic instruments including the piano and the accordion and electronica-style programmed beats using pebbles, shells and bells.
Hatfield, Juliana "Pussycat" LP (American Laundromat) Latest album from the alt singer / songwriter, 14 tight and tidy grunge-pop tunes, playing everything herself.
Imagine Dragons "Evolve" LP New third album from the popular rock band.
Nothing "Poshlost" [Demo] LP (Funeral Party) Vinyl reissue of the new shoegaze band's 2010 demo tape, now on vinyl for the first time.
Radiohead "Ok Computer OKNOTOK" 3LP boxset (XL Recordings) Newly remastered 3LP collector edition features the original OK Computer twelve track album, eight B-sides, and possibly the Radiohead completist's dream of 'I Promise', 'Lift', and 'Man of War' -- The original studio recordings of these three previously unreleased and long sought after OK Computer era tracks finally receive their first official issue on OKNOTOK. Housed in a black box emblazoned with a dark image of a burned copy of OK Computer: three heavyweight 180 gram black 12" records, a cassette, and a hardcover book. All material on OKNOTOK is newly remastered from the original analog tapes.
See Through Dresses "Horse of the Other World" LP (Tiny Engines) New album from the contemporary shoegaze band -- dreamier than their debut.
Tommy Awards "Inre Rymden" LP (Origin Peoples) A curious combination of slow-motion house music and salubrious new age funk.
Tyler The Creator "Flower Boy" [Explicit Cover] CD (Columbia) New album from Tyler the Creator, his fourth full-length to date. Explicit cover designed by Tyler.
SOUL / FUNK
Little Bob and the Lollipops "Nobody But You" LP (Mississippi) Retrospective of Lil Bob and the Lollipops' discography. Classic Louisiana swamp soul/R&B, recorded in the early to mid-1960's. Includes the popular dance floor fillers 'I Got Loaded' and 'Stop' as well as some obscurities.
Tau Cross "Pillar of Fire" LP (Relapse) New album from multinational punk / heavy metal collective featuring Amebix bassist / front-man Rob Miller, Voivod drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits Misery and War//Plague.
Thou "Peasant" LP (Robotic Empire) Originally released on vinyl by Level Plane Records, this edition has been remastered and housed in a tip-on style gate-fold jacket with 180 gram black vinyl and a 20 page booklet. This double LP also offers the complete version, including the CD-only tracks from the To Carry a Stone EP as well as bonus tracks from the Malfeasance/Retribution EP and an unreleased cover of "Aneurysm."
Witch Vomit "Poisoned Blood" LP (20 Buck Spin) New sophomore LP from the Portland death metal band.
Dead Moon "What A Way To See the Old Girl Go" LP (Voodoo Donuts) On Volume 6 of "Tales from the Grease Trap," Voodoo Doughnut Recordings' series of live archival releases from early '90s Portland, Oregon, garage punk heroes, Dead Moon close down a legendary all-ages club.
Poizon "Church is Poizon" LP/CS (Twistworthy) Poizon's first LP manages to forge together the creepy LA punk of the late 70's/early 80's mixed with 80's Australian swampy garage rock, meeting up for a rendezvous in the bayous of Houston.
Weeping Icon "Eyeball Under" CS (Fire Talk) Experimental noise punk band based in Brooklyn.
World Burns To Death "Here a Dream Dies Every Day" LP (Analogue Violence) New LP from the long-running crust band.
GOTH / DARKWAVE
Fearing "A Life of None" CS (Funeral Party) New dark post-punk group on Funeral Party.
Lunacy "Beneath The Fold'" CS (Funeral Party) Feedback-laden post-punk brimming with industrial textures.
Belbury Poly "The Owl's Map" LP (Ghost Box) Belbury Poly is Jim Jupp, co-founder of the influential Ghost Box label. "The Owl's Map" harkens back to 70s British library music.
Fife, Timothy "Black Carbon" LP (Death Waltz) Full length 3 track solo album from Timothy Fife recommended for fans of Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and early Brian Eno.
Crewdson "Toys" LP (Slowfoot Records) New album from British musician and instrument-builder.
Discrete Circuit "Road Force" 12" (Astray) New intense techno 12".
Don't DJ "Wiederganger" 12" (Berceuse Heroique) Hard acid electro & techno.
Focus Group, The "Stop-Motion Happening" CD/LP (Ghost Box) Julian House aka The Focus Group twists the kaleidoscope to reveal a fractious mosaic of some 25 vignette-like parts in just over 37 minutes with Stop-Motion Happening, the 'Groop''s - as it's spelt on the cover - most delirious and mid-summery dosage to date.
Instinct "Mindsearch" 12" (Sound Metaphors) 1991 Detroit techno gem!
Minaj, Nidia "Nidia E Ma, Nidia e Fudida" LP (Principe Discos) With her own strain of batida music, the Portuguese-born, Bordeaux-bred producer Nídia offers a debut album of mind-bending complexity. This new full-length follows the buzz around her debut 12", Danger , with a 14 track portrait of a thrilling yung artist following her instincts for the good of dances everywhere.
Ossia "Tumult" 12" (Berceuse Heroique) Hard-hitting UK bass and dubstep.
Perala, Aleksi "Colundi Sequence Vol. 1" 3LP (Clone) Full length album by Finnish producer. Three 12"s of mystical techno.
Perala, Aleksi "Colundi Sequence Vol. 2" 2LP (Djak-Up-Bitch) The second volume of Perala's techno opus.
Shackleton with Anika "Behind The Glass" LP (Woe To The Septic Heart!) Shackleton returns with British-German singer-songwriter Anika (also of Exploded View) as his new vocal muse, who lends a refreshing new spirit to his sound.
Tide Eman [AKA Bill Converse] "Animate Objects" 12" (Active Cultures) New recording project by Texan producer Bill Converse. 5 tracks in Converse's singular style meant to stimulate mind and body.
Tribe Of Colin "Wide Berth" 12" New 12" from this rugged techno producer.
Jay Glass Dubs "Dislocated Folklore" CS (The Tapeworm) Dusty, bizarro dub excursions with weird Turkish ragga vibes from the Athens based composer, musician, and sound artist, Dimitris Papadatos.
Revert, Matthew "Being Small" LP (Kye) New LP from the Australian novelist and experimental composer. A mix of tape music, spoken word, and field recordings, recorded cheaply at his home in Melbourne. A window into Matthew's philosophies, worldviews and wisdoms.
Varg "Nordic Flora Series Pt.1: Heroine" 12" (Northern Electronics) Varg marks the start of his expansive Nordic Flora Series with four tracks of downcast euphoria, fitted with enough bump to make you mistake the smoke machine for a riot control agent.
McPhee, Joe "Seattle Symphony" LP (Kye) New solo LP from the legendary free jazz saxophonist. Released in an edition of 300 on Graham Lambkin's imprint.
PROG / PSYCH
Ash Ra Temple "Join Inn" LP (Fan Club) Vinyl reissue of Ash Ra's 1973 album. Interstellar krautrock jamming and spacial moody passages.
Ash Ra Temple 's/t" LP (Fan Club) Vinyl reissue of the debut album from this classic krautrock group.
Ash Ra Temple "Schwingungen" LP (Fan Club) Vinyl reissue of Ash Ra's 2nd album. Spacey and ambient krautrock with a few catchy movements parsed out with drugged out anxiety.
Strawberry Alarm Clock "Wake Up..It's Tomorrow" LP (Sundazed) Strawberry Alarm Clock's second album, is what many fans consider the most ambitious musical statement of the band's career. Includes "Tomorrow," "Sit with the Guru," and the haunting "Pretty Song from Psych-Out," theme of the cult-classic film of the same name, remastered from the stereo UNI reels in a definitive 180 gram edition.
Univers Zero "Heresie" LP (Sub Rosa) Reissue of Univers Zero's second album Heresie, originally released in 1979. A classic of chamber rock music, featuring heavy use of dissonance and dark, brooding, and extremely complex melodies.
Afous D'Afous "Tenere" LP (Sahel Sounds) Six piece Tuareg rock outfit from Southern Algeria. Classic rock aesthetic, soulful ballads and polished up-tempo driving electric guitar rhythms, with a myriad of global influences from pitch bending North African synth, dub, and Indian tabla.
Pedro "One Kind Of Love" LP (Musique Plastique) Peter Mekwunye self-released One Kind of Love as a cassette in 1993 under the moniker Pedro. A unique and personal album, filled with free-form and pop elements, and always Pedro's voice with it's message of love, struggle, spirituality, and hope. Inspired by traditional Nigerian music, as well as the popular sounds he grew up hearing on the radio (including Fela Kuti and William Onyeabor). Remastered by Brandon Hocura of Invisible City and available for the first time ever in the LP format.
Todh Teri "Deep In India Vol. 1" 12" (Todh Ter) Contains three dancefloor-ready bollywood remixes.
v/a "¡Un Saludo! Mexican Soundsystem Cumbia in LA" LP/CS (Songs From Home) First ever vinyl compilation of cumbia sonidera. From classic accordion covers, reverb drenched Andean harp, to futuristic synthed out ballads, cumbia sonidera has emerged as popular folk music, bridging the analogue and digital worlds. Selected from the Discos Barba Azul label, the compilation highlights the musical link between Los Angeles and Mexico. Co-release from Dutty Artz and Songs from Home. Old school offset covers, limited to 500.
OST "Alien: Covenant" 2LP Soundtrack to the latest Alien film, composed by Jed Kurzel. 180 gram pressing in gatefold sleeve.
OST "Ghost In The Shell" by Kenji Kawai LP (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records) First ever official vinyl pressing of the soundtrack for Mamoru Oshii's legendary cyberpunk anime film "Ghost In The Shell". Kawai's compositions see ancient harmonies and percussion uncannily meshed with synthesized sounds of the modern world to convey a sumptuous balance between folklore tradition and futuristic outlook.
OST "Gunstar Heroes (SEGA)" Norio "NON" Hanzawa LP (Data Discs) The complete soundtrack to Treasure's acclaimed run-and-gun shooter, newly remastered and available on vinyl for the very first time. Originally released in 1993 for the SEGA Mega Drive, Gunstar Heroes remains a cult favourite for its fast-paced and inventive play style, underpinned by an unforgettably frenetic, bass-heavy soundtrack composed by Norio "NON" Hanzawa.
Low Roar "Death Stranding" 12" (Mondo) Mondo, in conjunction with Kojima Productions, is proud to present a limited edition 12" Single of Low Roar's song "I'll Keep Coming", and "Easy Way Out" as featured in the trailers for the forthcoming Hideo Kojima game Death Stranding.
OST "Master Of None" Various Artists LP (Mondo / Lakeshore) The soundtrack to Aziz Ansari's critically acclaimed Netflix Original Series: Master Of None - Season Two, featuring Bobby Charles, Sylvester, Soft Cell, Franki Valli, and more.
OST "Puppet On A Chain (1971)" Piero Piccioni LP (Silva Screen) Hammond-heavy action score.
OST "Sid & Nancy" LP (Geffen) Vinyl edition of the punk movie soundtrack featuring Joe Strummer, Pray for Rain, The Pogues, and more.
OST "Thug" Antoni Maiovvi LP (Lunaris) Maiovvi's score pairs dark synth sounds with far-eastern experimental instrumentation.
House Of Waxwork Issue #1 / Comic Book + 7" (Waxwork) Waxwork Comics is excited to release their debut comic book series, HOUSE OF WAXWORK. Featuring all new content from contemporary writers, illustrators, and composers, HOUSE OF WAXWORK is a rousing horror-anthology series packed with macabre tales of ghouls, ghosts, witchcraft, the occult, the living dead, revenge, and so much more. Readers will be fully immersed in the terrifying, original soundtrack music as the read featured on the companion 7" that comes with each issue.
Friday, July 14th
POP / ROCK
Against Me "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" (Total Treble) Reissued on translucent blue vinyl.
Bardo Pond and Yo La Tengo "Parallelogram a la carte: Bardo Pond and Yo La Tengo" LP (Three Lobed)
Bethany Curve "Mee-Eaux" Cassette (Manufactured Recordings) Mee-Eaux was the debut release from 90's second wave shoegaze band Bethany Curve. Originally self-released on cassette only. Here it is reissued on it's original format. One sided cassette.
Chesnutt, Vic "Ghetto Bells" 2LP (New West) First domestic vinyl version of Vic's 2005 album.
Dasher "Sodium" CD/LP (Jagjaguwar) Their debut on Jagjaguwar. Special magenta color vinyl version.
Dungen "Haxan" CD/LP (Mexican Summer) Repressed and available again.
Enya "Amarantine" LP (Warner) First time on vinyl for her 2005 album.
Hiss Golden Messenger and Michael Chapman "Parallelogram a la carte: Hiss Golden Messenger and Michael Chapman" LP (Three Lobed)
Idles "Brutalism" LP (Balley)
Jaffe, Sarah "Bad Baby" CD/LP (Kirtland) Brand new album from Texas favorite.
Japanese Breakfast "Soft Sounds From Another Planet" CD/Cassette/LP (Dead Oceans) Japanese Breakfast's sophomore album follows up Michelle Zauner's first album about dealing with the passing of her mother with a somber album about the process of healing. Zauner's songwriting brings on a bittersweet tone combined with an eclectic array of shoegaze and electro sounds to create a dark cloud overtone throughout the record. Special red vinyl version available.
Lo Tom "s/t" [David Bazan] LP (Barsuk)
Love Theme "s/t" LP (Alter)
Moore, Thurston & John Moloney and Bishop, Orcutt, Corsano "Parallelogram a la carte: Thurston Moore & John Moloney and Bishop, Orcutt, Corsano" LP (Three Lobed)
Mulcahy, Mark "Possum in the Driveway" LP (Mezzotint) Latest solo album from Polaris/Miracle Legion frontman.
Nilsson, Molly "s/t" 7" (Night School) Limited edition.
Offa Rex "The Queen Of Hearts" Decemberists CD/LP (Nonesuch) Collaboration between the Decemberists and English singer Olivia Chaney.
Peaking Lights (feat. Chloe Sevigny) "Little Flower" 12" (Two Flowers Records)
Peaking Lights "The Fifth State Of Consciousness" CD/2LP (Two Flowers Records) Peaking Lights' 5th album is self described as "dub pop." Double LP with gatefold sleeve.
Psychic Temple "IV" CD (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Sextile "Albeit Living" CD/LP (Felte) A stable fixture in the Los Angeles underground with their latest.
Six Organs of Admittance and William Tyler "Parallelogram a la carte: Six Organs of Admittance and William Tyler" LP (Three Lobed)
Squrl "EP #260" LP (Sacred Bones Records) Squrl is Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch.
Television Personalities "...And Don't The Kids Just Love It" LP (Fire) Repressed. The first full-length release originally released in 1981.
Television Personalities "Mummy You're Not Watching Me" LP (Fire) Repressed. The second full length, also released in 1981, is more psychedelic than the first, but still with plenty of dry and acerbic wit.
Television Personalities "The Painted Word" LP (Fire) Repressed.
Television Personalities "They Could Have Been Bigger Than The Beatles" LP (Fire) Repressed.
Vega, Alan "It" 2LP Transparent Orange LP (Fader) The final album written and recorded by Alan Vega, front man of seminal electronic duo Suicide, before his passing in July 2016. 2LP Gatefold with never-before-seen drawings, writings, and photos by Alan Vega.
Vile, Kurt and Steve Gunn "Parallelogram a la carte: Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn" LP (Three Lobed) Deluxe and regular versions available.
Waxahatchee "Out in the Storm" CD/Cassette/LP/Deluxe LP (Merge) Katie Crutchfield's fourth album as Waxahatchee and the follow-up to her Merge debut Ivy Tripp. The 2LP includes an exclusive bonus LP of demo versions of the entire album on cloud white vinyl, 12" x 24" poster, gatefold jacket with full lyrics and silver foil details, and full download of album and demo versions.
GoldLink "At What Cost" LP (RCA) Reissue
Lamar, Kendrick "Damn" LP (Top Dawg) Kendrick Lamar's universally praised third album now available on vinyl. Retreating from his jazz/funk sound off of TPAB, Lamar has made another album that is consciously sound, pointing out the hypocrisy of society as well as the questions we all wrestle with in trying to answer.
Shabazz Palaces "Black Up" Cassette (Sub Pop)
Shabazz Palaces "Lese Majesty" Cassette (Sub Pop)
Shabazz Palaces "Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star" CD/Cassette/LP (Sub Pop) Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, by Shabazz Palaces is the third album by the Seattle hip hop group. The first part of a concept album that follows Quazarz, a being sent to Amurderca in an attempt to make contact through music. The avant-garde sound carries through with spacey beats and tripped out lyrics.
Shabazz Palaces "Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines" CD/Cassette/LP (Sub Pop) Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines by Shabazz Palaces is the third album by the Seattle hip hop group. The second part of a concept album that follows Quazarz, exploring the depths of relationships with technology.
Lloyd, Charles New Quartet "Passin Thru" LP (Blue Note)
Sun Ra "Magic City" CD (Cosmic Myth)
DISCO / FUNK
Bennett, Brian "Voyage (A Journey Into Discoid Funk)" LP (Invisible City Edition) Originally issued in 1978 with spacey synths and wonderful groovy b-lines, and a top want for many DJs.
Focus "Zulu" Crossfile in Africa] 12" (Crown Ruler) Original six track album Zulu Disco was recorded in Johannesburg circa 1983. Each track shows the fever for American funk and disco.
PROG / PSYCH / FOLK
Braen & Raskovich "Drammatico" [AKA Alessandro Alessandroni & Giuliano Sorgini] LP (Sonor Music Editions) Originally released in the early '70s. Totally insane library album conceived by maestro Alessandro Alessandroni and Giuliano Sorgini, under their pseudonyms Braen and Raskovich
Cooper, Mike "Raft" LP (Room40) Charts his interests in ambient exotica and collides it with his research into various South Pacific musical traditions.
Cosmic Jokers, The "Galactic Supermarket" LP (Spalax) Reissue of this 1974 album by the Cosmic Jokers.
Ono, Yoko "Approximately Infinite Universe" White vinyl LP/CD (Secretly Canadian)
Ono, Yoko "Feeling The Space" White vinyl LP/CD (Secretly Canadian)
Ono, Yoko "Fly" White vinyl LP/CD (Secretly Canadian)
Squadra Omega "Materia Oscura" LP (Grandangolo)
Apples, The "Mind Twister" LP (Odion Livingstone) A reissue from the Nigerian archives, the first ever international release of The Apples' Afro-funk LP rarity 'Mind Twister'. As part of the St Gregory's student band scene in Lagos during the late '70s alongside Ofege, Grotto, and more,
Duvelle, Charles and Hisham Mayet "The Photographs of Charles Duvelle: Disques Ocora and Collection Prophet" Book & 2CD (Sublime Frequencies) Composer and musicologist Charles Duvelle's pioneering field recordings, as well as his now-iconic photographs and graphic design. The material focuses on the five regions surveyed during his time with Ocora: West Africa, Central Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia. 296-page fine-art photography book and two CD of archival material.
v/a "Early Traditional Instruments In Asia" LP (Shiok! Records) Historical document that represents some of the most ancient instruments known to mankind.
v/a "The Spirit Of Indonesia" LP (Shiok! Records) Newly curated collection of traditional tunes from various regions and ethnic groups of the South East Asian archipelago.
Rita, Maria "Brasileira" LP (Selva Discos) This LP is the official reissue of Maria Rita Stumpf's "Brasileira," originally released in 1988. Remastered from DAT tape of the original release; Artwork updated by Brazilian design studio Colletivo, and features liner notes by Maria Rita.
v/a "Disque La Raye: 60's French West-Indies Boo-Boo-Galoo" LP (Born Bad) Focuses on the unorthodox interpretations of boogaloo, with incorporations of Creole funk, biguine, African influences, and Haitian kopi elements.
Boris "Dear" CD/LP (Sargent House)
Cyanide "World Peace Six Feet Under" LP (WYLN Records) Originally released in 1989 on Mutha Records, this record is a killer example of east coast punk-influenced thrash
Darkthrone "Under a Funeral Moon" PIC DISC LP (Peaceville) Limited edition.
Death Squad "Split You At The Seams" LP (WYLN Records) Formed in 1985, Olympia WA's Death Squad released "Split You At The Seams" on Ever Rat Records in 1991. First time on vinyl.
Destruction "Eternal Devastation" LP (High Roller) Reissue of their second devastating album.
Destruction "Infernal Overkill" LP (High Roller) Reissue of their first full length from German thrash legends.
Destruction "Sentence of Death" LP (High Roller) Debut six song 12" reissued, available in both cover variations.
Eternal Champion "The Armor of Ire" LP (No Remorse) Import.
Integrity "Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume" 2-LP (Relapse)
Sheer Mag "Need To Feel Your Love" LP (Wilsuns RC) Debut full length.
Sinigaglia, Riccardo "Riflessi" LP (Soave) First vinyl reissue of Riccardo Sinigaglia's "Riflessi," originally released in 1986. Along with Gabin Dabire and Walter Maioli, he was a part of Italian avant-garde group Futuro Antico.
Soul Jazz Records presents Space, Energy, & Light CD/LP (Soul Jazz) Experimental Electronic and Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-88.
v/a "La Musica Futurista Nell'italia E Nel Mondo" [Futuristic Music In Italy And In The World] LP (Modern Silence) Features works by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Antonio Russolo, Rodolfo De Angelis, Alexandr Mossolov Eiar Orchestra Victor De Sabata, Arthur Honegger, Dixon Cowell, Julius Ehrlich, Paul Whiteman, Walter Ruttmann, and George Antheil.
Khost "Governance" CD (Cold Spring) Khost is comprised of Andy Swan (Final, Iroha) and Damian Bennett (Carthage, Techno Animal, Deathless).
Hatakeyama, Chihei "Mirage" LP (Room40) Walking through the labyrinthian bazaars of Turkey, Hatakeyama took inspiration from the way sounds emerged and decayed within those spaces.
Laibach "Also Sprach Zarathustra" LP (Mute) An update of the music Laibach created for the play.
Nacht'Raum / Bande Berne Crematoire "Expanded 1982-1984" LP (Mannequin ) An LP compilation of Michael Antener's (Swamp Terrorist) early '80s minimal synth/industrial projects Nacht'Raum (with Michael Stampfli) and his solo project Bande Berne Crematoire.
Psychic TV "Allegory and Self" CD/LP (Sacred Bones Records)
Psychic TV "Pagan Day" CD/LP (Sacred Bones Records)
v/a "Revolutions Per Minute (The Art Record)" 2LP (Song Cycle) A two-record album of twenty-one original, three-to-five minute sound works by artists represented at that time by the Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc. in New York from 1982. Features: Terry Fox, William Burroughs, Vincenzo Agnetti, R. Buckminster Fuller, and more.
ELECTRONIC / MINIMAL WAVE / DISCO
Atobe, Shinichi "From The Heart, It's A Start, A Work Of Art" 2LP (Demdike Stare) The material is effectively some of Shinichi Atobe's earliest work.This album has its origins 17 yeas ago in early 2000. Three of the tracks here are taken from an acetate cut at Dubplates & Mastering at that time but which wouldn't see the light of day until now.
Black Merlin "Hipnotik Tradisi" 2LP (Island of the Gods) For his first full-length, George Thompson combines field recordings from the humid jungles of Bali with the menacing throb of his unique brand of techno underneath. Picture Voices From The Lake, as rendered by Demdike Stare.
Broken English Club "The English Beach" 2LP LP (L.I.E.S.) One of Oliver Ho's techno veteran production aliases (Raudive, Veil, and Zov Zov)
Bulkhead "Lunch Truck" EP 12" (2MR Records) Originally released in 1989 on Mutha Records, this record is a killer example of east coast punk-influenced thrash
Ismael "Low Contrast" 12" (Nous) Gritty US electro funk and proto house.
Patricia "Several Shades Of The Same Color Part 1" LP (Spectral Sound) First LP Vol. in a series of three. Mysterious, minimal techno.
Randomer "Smokin" 12" (L.I.E.S.)
Wanzer, Beau "Untitled II (BW-04)" LP (Beau Wanzer) Latest from Chicago techno artist and L.I.E.S. alumni with a mixture of moody, experimental electro, distant electronica, droning minimal wave movements.
Deluxe Edition OST "Stranger Things Volume 1" Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein LP (Lakeshore)
Deluxe Edition OST "Stranger Things Volume 2" Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein LP (Lakeshore)
OST "Ghost In The Shell" by Kenji Kawai (Limited Deluxe Edition LP + 7") LP (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records) First ever official vinyl pressing of the soundtrack for Mamoru Oshii's critically acclaimed and all around legendary science fiction anime film.
Shepherd, Roger "In Love With These Times: My Life With Flying Nun Records" Book (Harper Collins)
Blank Forms Issue # 1 Blank Forms Inaugural issue. Book ended by four texts surrounding the practice of pioneering sound artist Maryanne Amacher. Also includes Branden Joseph's interview with The Dead C's Bruce Russell, an excerpt from François Bonnet's book The Infra-World, Ian Nagoski's rare 1998 conversation with Éliane Radigue, and more.
Maximum Rock n Roll # 411 August 2017
Friday, July 7th
POP / ROCK
Black Lips "Satan's graffiti or God's art?" LP (Vice)
Broken Social Scene "Hug of Thunder" LP (Arts & Crafts)
Death & Vanilla "Vampyr" LP (Fire Records)
Goo Goo Dolls "Hold Me Up" LP (Rhino)
Goo Goo Dolls "Jed" LP (Rhino)
Goo Goo Dolls "Superstar Car Wash" LP (Rhino)
Lucky+Love "s/t" LP (Lucky+Love)
Night Drive "s/t" LP (Roll Call)
Performing Ferret Band "s/t" LP (Beat Generation)
Radiohead "Ok Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017" 3LP OKNOTOK features the original Ok Computer twelve track album, eight B-sides, and the original studio recordings of three previously unreleased Ok Computer era tracks : "I Promise," "Lift," and "Man Of War." All material on OKNOTOK is newly remastered from the original analogue tapes. Indie Blue version.
Toro Y Moi "Boo Boo" LP/CD (Carpark) Limited blue marble vinyl edition available.
Twiggy "Beautiful Dreams" 7" (Munster)
USA / Mexico "Laredo"LP (12XU)
v/a "Too Slow to Disco 3" LP (How Do You Are? Recordings)
Wray, Link "Mordicai Jones" LP (Tidal Waves) Native American Rock n Roller Link Wray reissued on vinyl for the first time since 1972. Comes with gatefold jacket and extensive liner notes.
Animal Youth "Animal" LP (Weyrd Son) Formed in 2016 from the ashes of Siamese Queens, the Belgian trio romantically mixes '90s flavored shoegaze and post-punk,
Fra Lippo Lippi "In Silence" LP (OnderStroom) Originally released in 1981. Fra Lippo Lippi was a gothic post-punk band founded in Nesodden, Norway in 1978. Their sound was heavily influenced by bands such as Joy Division and The Cure.
D'Silvia, Amancio "Integration" LP (Pheon) First ever vinyl repressing of 1969 debut by Indian jazz guitar legend Amancio D'Silva. A perfect storm of amazing, accessible British jazz.
v/a "Inner Peace: Rare Spiritual Funk And Jazz Gems - The Supreme Sound Of Producer Bob Shad" LP (Wewantsounds) A superb selection of spiritual jazz and funk grooves from legendary producer Bob Shad's Mainstream Records catalog.
PROG / PSYCH / FOLK
Banfi, J.B. "Galaxy My Dear" LP (Wah Wah) Reissue of his first solo LP from 1978. A strong kraut / cosmiche appeal that links the album's sound to that of the early Tangerine Dream or Ash Ra Tempel
Bocquet, Didier "Voyage Cerebral" LP (Wah Wah) Second effort by French synthetist Didier Bocquet. Like the first album, it was recorded on his own private studio and self-released
Ditmas, Bruce "Visioni Sconvolgenti" 10"
Fricke, Florian "Die Erde Und Ich Sind Eins" LP (Wah Wah) From Popol Vuh. His first solo record originally issued in 1983 as a limited private pressing,
La Bonte, Rich "Mayan Canals" LP (Dark Entries)
Musikautomatika "s/t" LP (Wah Wah)
Perrey, Jean-Jacques "Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline" LP (Forgotten Futures) Compilation features never-before-released collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti and Dick Hyman, early arrangements from test pressings of beloved Perrey tunes, and cuts from highly collectible albums of early library music he recorded.
Popol Vuh "Agape-Agape Love-Love" LP (One Way Static) New limited first ever reissue of this fantastic 1983 addition to the sacred kraut band's catalog, featuring vocals from Renate Knaup of Amon Duul. This limited reissue edition comes with an extra track not featured on the original pressing.
Popol Vuh "Sei Still, Wisse Ich Bin" LP (Wah Wah Thirteenth album by Popol Vuh. It was originally released in 1981 on Klaus Schulze's record label Innovative Communication.
Popol Vuh "Spirit Of Peace" LP (One Way Static) New limited edition expanded 2LP and comes with exclusive bonus tracks not on the original pressing with a screen printed D-Side. Originally released in 1985, 'Spirit of Peace' is the fifteenth album by Popol Vuh. The first track was used by Werner Herzog as original motion picture soundtrack for his documentary 'The Dark Glow of the Mountains'.
ST 37 "I'm Not Good" LP (Pariah Child) Austin psych veterans return with a limited 2LP pressing of their 2015 CD. Remastered, with bonus track, lyrics etc.
v/a "Afro-Beat Airways" 2LP LP Analog Africa (Germany) Back in-stock.
Soares, Elza "The Woman At The End Of The World Remixes" LP (Mais Um Discos) Remixes by Gilles Peterson, DJ Marfox, Laraaji, Omulu, and more.
Fruko Y Sus Tesos "Tesura" LP (Vampi Soul) First ever reissue of the debut album from Medellín's Fruko Y Sus Tesos, originally released in 1970. Colombian home-grown salsa.
Laza, Pedro Y Sus Pelayeros "Rito Esclavo" LP (Vampi Soul) First ever reissue of Rito Esclavo Pedro Laza's eighth album as leader of Los Pelayeros, released on Discos Fuentes to great success in 1961.
v/a "Strictly Britxotica! Palais Pop And Locarno Latin" LP (Trunk) Part four of Trunk's planned Britxotica! series where they head to the now defunct British ballrooms for a set of dynamic and often extraordinary dance numbers.
v/a "Mamey Colorao: 1952-1962 Spanish Harlem Dancefloor Fillers - More Afro-Cuban Roots Of Boogaloo" LP (Grosso! Recordings) Third volume from the Afro-Cuban Roots Of Boogaloo series, featuring traditional Cuban numbers, mambo numbers, and guaguancó rhythm.
Municipal Waste "Slime and Punishment" LP (Nuclear Blast) Their sixth album.
Dangerous Rhythm "Stray Cat Blues" 7" (Munster) Reissue of this 7" from 1979 from this classic Mexican punk band.
Glue "S/T" LP Glue Records Their first 12" record, and it's like you're standing next to a ticking time bomb.
Impalers "Cellar Dweller" LP (540) A party that you've been invited to but that you might not make it out of alive. Full colour, hellish and hilarious poster insert by Mason Tucker, and sterile, alienating, squint-to-focus-on-the-horror cover by the steamroller talent J.S. Aurelius
Lora-Totin, Arrigo "Out Of Page" LP (Recital) A collection of recordings by the Italian sound and concrete poet Arrigo Lora-Totino with fourteen voice-based tape works made from the years 1968 to 2000.
Payne, Maggi "Crystal" LP (Aguirre) Reissue of Maggi Payne's challenging electronic album originally released in 1986. Maggi Payne is an American composer, flutist, video artist, and co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College.
3 Teens Kill 4 "No Motive" LP (Dark Entries) Reissue of their debut 7-song mini-album "No Motive"which was recorded in Fall 1982 and self-released in 1983. Also includes 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks. Utilizing rhythm boxes, tapes of news reports, odd percussion tools, snatches of song, they chanted political narrative ideas about the modern mess at the time.
Connors, Loren "Evangeline" LP (Recital) First-time vinyl issue of Loren Connors's "Evangeline", originally released as a limited CD in 1998.
Damien Dubrovnik "Great Many Arrows" LP (Posh Isolation) Sixth studio album from Damien Dubrovnik, the Danish duo of Loke Rahbek and Christian Stadsgaard. Also the 200th release on their Posh Isolation label, marking eight years for both the label and project.
Fox, Terry "552 Steps Through 11 Pairs Of Strings" LP (Edition Telemark ) Four selections from Terry Fox's 1976 performance of "552 Steps Through 11 Pairs Of Strings".
Glotman, Yair Elazar & Mats Erlandsson "Negative Chambers" LP (Miasmah) Mats Erlandsson and Yair Elazar Glotman draw on their respective musical backgrounds to create an imaginary, dislocated "folk" music for the current dark ages.
Higgins, Dick "Poems And Metapoems" LP (Recital) A reissue of Dick Higgins's Poems And Metapoems, originally released on cassette in 1982. Edition of 470.
Keller, Alex & Sean O'Neill "Kruos" LP (Elevator Bath)
Kirby, Leyland "Memories Live Longer Than Dreams" LP (History Always Favours the Winners ) Originally released in 2009. The third of the three 2LP editions in James Leyland Kirby's "When We Parted My Heart Wanted To Die" series.
Leer, Thomas "1979" 2LP LP (Dark Entries) 14 song collection spread across two pieces of vinyl clocking in at 70 minutes
Neozaire "Apothecary Dream" 12" (Fauxpas Musik) A more ritualistic, melancholic and intimate side.
Quaeschning & Schnauss "Synthwaves" LP (Azure Vista) During two intense weeks in Berlin, Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss locked themselves in a studio full of vintage synthesizers, analog sequencers, and drum machines, and the result is a gorgeous set of purely electronic music.
Sheffield / Rippie "Essential Anatomies" 2 LP LP (Elevator Bath)
ELECTRONIC / MINIMAL WAVE / DISCO
Arian "s/t" LP (Favorite) A rare and underrated disco album originally released in 1981.
Bernstrup,Tobias "27" 12" (Dark Entries) Bernstrup's music is influenced by 1980s Italo disco and synth pop, reminiscent of Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode and Ken Lazlo.
Dzeltenie Pastnieki "Lentu Gabalini" LP (Dark Entries) A Latvian new wave band formed in 1979. This is a 10-track compilation featuring songs from each of the band's six albums, all songs appearing on the vinyl for the first time.
M&G "When I Let You Down" 12" (Dark Entries) M&G was the duo of Maurizio "Sangy" Sangineto and Mirko Galli from Vicenza, Italy.
More, Tony "Tonight " 12" (Dark Entries)
Converse, Bill "The Shape Of Things To Come" 2LP LP (Dark Entries) A 70 minute journey spread across two pieces of vinyl. It's comprised of seven tracks recorded directly to tape with no overdubs, made at Converse's home studio.
KZA "Le Troublant Acid" [Repress] 12" (Endless Flight)
Techno Bert "Neue Dimensionen" 12" (Mannequin )
VOIGT/465 "Slights Still Unspoken (1978-1979)" LP (Mental Experience)
Wynn, Mark "More Singles" LP (Harbinger Sound)
OST "Decline Of Western Civilization" LP
OST "Fifth Element, The (1997)" Eric Serra LP Mondo First time on vinyl. Deluxe 2LP package from Mondo.
OST "Signal, The" Wojciech Golczewski LP Death Waltz
OST "The Day the Earth Stood Still" Bernard Herman 10" (Wah Wah)
OST "Wizards (1977)" Andrew Belling LP W\yrd War