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Friday, March 1st

POP/ROCK
Blue Nile, The "A Walk Across The Rooftops" CD (Confetti) 
Blue Nile, The "Hats" CD (Confetti)
Blue Nile, The "Peace At Last" CD (Confetti)
CD reissues of the first three albums from the mysterious Scottish band. Each contains a remaster of the original album and a bonus disc of rare tracks from the period. 

Citizen Cope "Heroin and Helicopters" CD (Rainwater) 
Comprised of 11 new, original songs all written and produced by Citizen Cope - AKA Clarence Greenwood - this new album marks a return to Cope's grassroots approach to musicianship, one that is colored by hard work, hustle and heart, irrespective of the obstacles he's encountered throughout his more than 25 years as a career artist.

De Anda, Rudy "The Mirror" 7" (Karma Chief / Colemine) 
There is a tidal wave of cross-cultural expression washing inland out of Long Beach and Rudy De Anda is at the forefront of this genre-bending, sonic re-definition of the musical melting pot. Young and softspoken, his is cutting and bringing a fresh sound to the west coast indie scene. RIYL: Chicano Batman, Mile High Club, Drugdealer, Brainstory

Frankie & the Witch Fingers "ZAM" CD (Greenway) 
New album bleeds beyond borders and boundaries. It's opening preternatural sounds bubble up out of the primordial soup, spilling into our world, invading the inner recesses of the listener's mind. Like a two-headed snake wrapped around the skull, the album pendulates between winding instrumentals and dancey riffs that pop like supernovas out of the black void.

Hand Habits "Placeholder" CD/LP (Saddle Creek) 
Meg Duffy grew up in a small town in Upstate New York and cut her teeth as a session guitarist and touring member of Kevin Morby's band. The Hand Habits project emerged after Meg moved to Los Angeles; it started as a private songwriting outlet but soon evolved into a fully-fledged band with Meg at the helm. Hand Habits' debut album, Wildly Idle was entirely self-produced and recorded in Meg's home during spare moments when they weren't touring. Wildly Idle is a lush, homespun collection of folk songs that found Meg in an exploratory state as an artist moving out on their own for the first time.

Hozier "Wasteland, Baby!" CD (Columbia) 
Highly anticipated sophomore album singer-songwriter Hozier. The 14 track album was preceded by the September, 2018 release of Hozier's 4-track EP, Nina Cried Power. The track 'Nina Cried Power' is also included on Wasteland, Baby! and features vocals from multi-Grammy Award-winning artist and performer Mavis Staples and instrumentation by renowned Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Booker T. Jones. The track was highlighted as one of Barack Obama's favorite songs of 2018.

Jarvis, Yves "The Same But By Different Means" CD/LP (ANTI) 
Yves Jarvis is a recasting of Montreal-based musician Jean-Sebastian Audet, who previously created under the name Un Blonde. Yves Jarvis' new record is a new cycle in which Audet continues to create music that is at once warm, haunting, and unfamiliar while remaining singularly inviting and kind-a mélange that reflects both comfort and its counterpart.

LA Witch "Octubre" LP (Suicide Squeeze) 
Octubre may be a record about unhealthy infatuations and debilitating love, but it's also an inadvertent statement on the past and permanence. Originally offered to the world as a surprise digital release, it might suggest a kind of ephemera, but the underlying motive is to reinvent and bring a new life to these seminal songs from the band's early years. Reimagined and reshaped, these songs not only represent the band's beginnings but also serve as a teaser for the band's future output.

Living Hour "Softer Faces" LP (Kanine) 
Everything about Winnipeg's Living Hour has been expanding since their humble basement beginnings. What started with dreamy love songs inspired by the cinematic sky of their hometown has transformed into even more sprawling and expansive expressions on their latest effort, Softer Faces. The quintet is led by the smoky, ethereal lead vocals of Sam Sarty, who starting singing in choirs at a young age, and includes three voices, guitar, trombone, brushed percussion and boundless effects. Living Hour creates their own sonically diverse and unique vibe that will appeal to fans of Grizzly Bear, Beach House and Slowdive.

Mansionair "Shadowboxer" CD (Glassnote / AWAL) 
The long-awaited debut album from Sydney's Mansionair, the genre-bending trio of Jack Froggat, Lachlan Bostock, and Alex Nicholls. Written and self-produced over a three-year period - in living rooms, studios, garages, and a cabin the California mountains - Shadowboxer is an album about making mistakes in private together, and then coming out on the other side with something beautiful and whole.

Night Beats "Myth of Man" CS (Burger) 
Fronted by Texan native Danny Lee Backwell, Myth Of A Man is an album that holds its own next to the classics. Written during a particularly destructive period of Night Beats, the album is populated by fallen angels, blood-sucking wanderers, and vindictive lovers but the character most present is Blackwell, himself.

Piroshka "Brickbat" LP (Bella Union) 
Piroshka is the latest project of Miki Berenyi, frontwoman of British shoegazers Lush. It is also a UK alt-rock supergroup with Moose's KJ McKillop and Modern English's Mick Conroy and Elastica's Justin Welch.

Quaker City Night Hawks "QCNH" LP (Lightning Rod) 
Arriving two years after their debut, 2018's QCNH ramps up that album's diversity with 10 new songs rooted in vintage R&B grooves, Stax-worthy funk, and guitar-fueled psychedelia.

Rema Rema "Fond Reflections" LP (Beggars Banquet) 
Cult band Rema-Rema featured former members of The Models and Siouxsie and The Banshees and their much-loved Wheel in the Roses EP (1980) was among the first records to be released on 4AD. Their only contribution to the label's storied history, they split-up before it's release, going on to form or join bands as diverse as Renegade Soundwave, The Wolfgang Press, Mass, and Adam and the Ants. The debut album that never was, Fond Reflections, comes almost forty years after their debut EP and has been culled from the band's rich archive of reel-to-reel and cassette recordings. The ten tracks pretty much reflect the band's live set and is the closest to what their debut could have sounded like. Although all of their 1980 EP tracks are present, they all come from different recordings.

Royal Trux "White Stuff" CD (Fat Possum) 
Jennifer and Neil recorded White Stuff on the industrial fringes of Los Angeles in the summer of 2018. The new music delivers all of the intoxicating alchemy one would expect from Royal Trux. Their lengthy recording break has done nothing to diminish their visionary, visceral intensity and enduring influence.

TEEN "Good Fruit" CD/LP (Carpark) 
If TEEN's 2016 album Love Yes was a bursting, harmony-infused synthpop thesis on embracing love, then its follow-up, the even more joyous and melodic Good Fruit, is its opposite, a look at what happens after love fades. The Lieberson sisters-Teeny, Lizzie, and Katherine-have, with their fourth album, crafted a dynamic, hook-stuffed take on the oft-trodden breakup album; as on prior releases, there are frequent meditations on death, capitalism, and womanhood.

Ween "La Cucaracha" LP (Schnitzel) 
Back in print for the first time on vinyl since 2007.

Westkust "s/t" LP (Run For Cover) 
From the opening salvo of their self-titled sophomore LP, Westkust's mission is clear: envelop the listener with sunny, soaring melodies cascading through upbeat walls of sound, all the while imbuing the songs with their own unique sense of cool. With amped up production, the Gothenburg, Sweden quartet continue navigating the infectious and layered dream pop that made their 2015 album Last Forever so memorable and fun.


ROCK N ROLL / ROCKABILLY / SURF ROCK / ETC
Allan, Davie & The Arrows "Devil's Rumble: Anthology '64-'68" LP (Curb) 
This collection is the only true best-of that fuzz guitar frenzy icon Davie Allan will ever need. Davie Allan & the Arrows recorded four original albums for Mike Curb's Tower and Sidewalk labels between 1964-1968 and scored numerous (nearly 20) soundtracks for American International Pictures' reigning B-movie warlords of the '60s during the same period, including the mother of all biker flicks, The Wild Angels starring Peter Fonda (pre-Easy Rider) and Nancy Sinatra; it was directed by Roger Corman, who picked Allan based on the strength of the band's debut album, Apache '65 (featuring Billy Strange on rhythm guitar) and early singles.


CLASSIC ROCK
Wynans, Reese and Friends "Sweet Release" CD (J&R Adventures) 
Reese Wynans is best known as keyboard legend and member of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. Reese was in that iconic band from 1985 until Vaughan's tragic death in 1990. He is releasing his first solo album in his 50-year career

Zappa, Frank "Live Montreal 1971" LP (Wax Radio) 
1971 was a year of big change for Frank Zappa and his Mothers Of Invention. He shook up the group's membership significantly and was making big changes in his sound and vision, and really creating some of the greatest music of his career. The group had played a gig earlier in the evening and then recorded this mostly acoustic set for broadcast on CKGM-FM radio. The set finds Zappa backed by the former members of the Turtles, Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan (aka The Phlorescent Leech and Eddie), as well as Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar, and more. A killer set of truly original music from one of the USA's greatest ever musical exports.


80s POP & ROCK
Tom Tom Club "s/t" LP (Real Gone Music) 
The Talking Heads spawned a number of worthy side projects and spinoffs but none were as funky, danceable, and flat-out fun as Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth's Tom Tom Club. Conceived as something of a larkish break from the grandly realized intellectual and artistic pretensions of the Heads' Remain in Light record, the duo's self-titled 1981 debut was recorded in Barbados with Weymouth's sisters and Adrian Belew and Steven Stanley from the Remain in Light band, and not only spawned a couple of hit singles in "Genius of Love" and "Wordy Rappinghood" but also became, in it's own way, enormously influential.


HIP-HOP
Little Simz "Grey Area" CD 
Simbi Ajikawo, crowned Little Simz, let's her work do the talking - and her prolific releases and boundary-breaking achievements clearly tell a story of a pioneering Hip Hop artist who leads the way on her own terms. Giving lauded, energetic performances, critically acclaimed albums, sold-out headline shows around the world, and international tours with the likes of Gorillaz, Anderson.Paak and Ab-Soul, this visionary 24 year old woman from North London is living out her childhood dreams to heights of excellence - and inspiring her generation to do the same.

New World Music "Intellectual Thinking" 12" (Numero Group) 
Pre-dotcom electro-funk from the long-running S.F. collective New World Music, gathering the best of their opium-hazed Macola-issued singles on one tidy 12".


PROG & PSYCH ROCK
Amon Duul II "Meetings With Menmachines Inglorious Heroes Of The Past..." LP (Klimt) 
Reissue of the 1982 album

Gun "s/t" LP (Real Gone Music) 
1968 debut album for the British band Gun, which included the Gurvitz brothers (who went on to form Three Man Army and then The Baker Gurvitz Army with Ginger Baker of Cream). This album introduced the song "Race with the Devil," which scored the band its only hit and was covered by everybody from Judas Priest to Girlschool to Black Oak Arkansas. With cover art by Roger Dean, whose otherworldly creations graced the covers of many a Yes album cover, and a sound that ranged from psychedelic to hard rock to mod to Procol Harum-esque prog, it's little wonder that Gun has seen multiple reissues, but it's been about 30 years since it's been available on vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies.

Pinhas, Richard "L'Ethique" LP (Bureau B) 
Following the vaguely poppy shapes of 1980's album East West, his fifth album L'Ethique (1982) saw the ex-Heldon guitarist and synth wizard return to bigger and bolder band-like methods. After the release he disappeared from the limelight for nearly a decade, not returning until the 1990s.


PUNK / HARDCORE
Criminal Hygiene "Run it Again" CD (Dangerbird Records) 
New 10-song LP that shines a fresh light on a raw sort of garage rock, full of melody, smart lyrics and hooks for days. Recorded with Alex Newport (Death Cab For Cutie, Frank Turner, Bloc Party), the album is a punchy and at times introspective showcase referencing the pizza parlor where the entire band works, drunk friends, R.E.M., hollow relationships and more.

Masked Intruder "III" CD (Pure Noise) 
The ski-mask clad, pop-punk felons from Madison, WI have escaped from prison for the release of their third full-length. For the new effort, the band - Intruder Blue, Intruder Green, Intruder Red and Intruder Yellow - recruited lead producer/engineer Roger Lima (Less Than Jake) as well as co-producer Mike Kennerty (The All-American Rejects). Whether it comes to stealing hearts or wallets, Masked Intruder have upped their game on III in every way and it seems as if even Officer Bradford can't hold them back, although we're sure he'll try.


GOTH / DARKWAVE
Kaelan Mikla "Manadans" LP (Artofact) 
Tapped by The Cure frontman Robert Smith to play his edition of Meltdown Festival would be a pretty amazing feat, but for Kælan Mikla, it's just another day. Indeed the death-rock turned post-punk trio from the heart of Reykjavik has been turning heads since they formed five years ago in 2013. The band's long lost death-rock masterpiece Mánadans now gets a deluxe worldwide issue via Toronto-based Artoffact Records. Available on vinyl, CD, and digital formats, the album is fully remastered and includes the bonus track Reykjavík til staðar, as well as the demo version of their hit song Kalt.

Xymox "Twist Of Shadows" 2xLP (Pylon) 
The 1989 full-length by the acclaimed gothic electro-wave gang, reissued as a deluxe Double-LP set, expanded with bonus material.


METAL
Rotting Christ "The Heretics" LP (Season of Mist) 
Rotting Christ have reached another peak in their long career that now spans over more than three decades. The Greeks have literally stood the test of time. With confidence and skills derived from experience, each song on 'The Heretics' represents its own sonic universe. This new album marks another step in the evolution of the Greek masters. Buckle up for a fascinating musical ride through the woes of religious wars, Zoroastrianism and the eternal war between good and evil.

Twin Temple "Twin Temple (Bring You Their Signature Sound.... Satanic Doo-Wop)" CD (Rise Above) 
Nothing that has gone before will prepare you for the arrival of Twin Temple: Los Angeles' one and only purveyors of Satanic Doo-Wop. Their debut is so beautifully conceived and executed that it sounds like a long, lost classic from the '60s, unearthed in some dusty studio vault. With Alexandra's soulful but siren-like voice and partner Zachary James' dazzling, authentic arrangements, songs like "The Devil (Didn't Make Me Do It)" and "I'm Wicked" pledge their allegiance to Satan in the most bizarrely accessible and infectious of ways. Bolstered by plenty of analogue hiss and a devotion to old school recording techniques, it's an album that brings the band's unique and enlightened take on Satanism to vivid, vital life.


SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Charles, Ray & Betty Carter "s/t" LP (Wax Love) 
Recorded in a couple of days in June 1961 in Hollywood, this fine album documents the historical meeting between genius Ray Charles and the wonderful Betty Carter, one of the greatest female jazz singers of all times. A powerful duet combination with Ray's deep-sweet tone in almost sensual relation with Carter's highly pitched and energetic vocals. The two literally fly on top of a series of sophisticated string arrangements and some highly swinging big band charts. Among the players are some of Ray's close collaborators such as reed men Hank Crawford and David "Fathead" Newman.

Jones, Durand & The Indications "'American Love Call" CD/LP (Dead Oceans) 
Durand Jones & the Indications aren't looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, and the Impressions. Even with an aesthetic steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of early '70s soul, the Indications' sophomore LP, American Love Call, is planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time.

Smith, Carlton Jumel "This is What Love Looks Like! b/w Instrumental" 7" (Timmion) 
Prolific soul man Carlton Jumel Smith made a fresh opening into deep vintage soul sounds with his Timmion single debut. Now he's back for more with the dancefloor track "This Is What Love Looks Like," paving the road towards his album, which is dropping on Timmion at the beginning of 2019. Think of classic funky soul with a little bit of Chicago, some Tighten Up guitar and blaring horn melodies, and you get an idea where this energizing groove is headed. Carlton gets going with his soulful testimony while the A-list of Finnish soul and jazz players from Tuomo Prättälä and Jimi Tenor to Jukka Eskola strengthen the Cold Diamond & Mink band to new heights.


BLUES
Howlin' Wolf "Best of the Sun Records Sessions" LP (ORG) 
Select tracks compiled from Howlin' Wolf's time at Sun Record Company, for a brand new vinyl release, Best of the Sun Records Sessions. All songs were recorded in Memphis, TN from 1951-1952, and produced by Sun Records and Sun Studio founder Sam Phillips. Pressed to white color vinyl as an indie exclusive.


COUNTRY
Cactus Blossoms "The Easy Way" CD/ LP (Walkie Talki) 
Minneapolis-based blood harmony brother duo Page Burkum and Jack Torrey return with their new album, a self-produced collection of ten new originals on their own Walkie Talkie Records. Featuring special contributions from Dan Auerbach and renowned saxophonist Michael Lewis (Bon Iver, Andrew Bird), Easy Way expands on the "creative turns of phrase, gorgeous harmonies, and ageless sound" (NPR) they're known and loved for to deliver something new and distinctly modern.

Williams, Lucinda "Happy Woman Blues" LP (Smithsonian Folkways) 
Another excellent Folkways reissue.


FOLK
Cotten, Elizabeth "Folks Songs & Instrumentals with Guitar" LP (Smithsonian Folkways) 
Very first album from the late, legendary folk-blues guitarist and singer Elizabeth Cotton. Lovingly reissued here on vinyl in an exact replica of the original paste-on Folkways jacket with booklet.


JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Infinite Spirit Music "Live Without Fear" LP (Jazzman) 
Originally released in 1980, Live Without Fear is a beautiful album of humble purity and peaceful spiritual jazz vibes that lives up to the hype. With the blessing of creator Soji Ade and colleague Kahil El Zabar, Jazzman Records are delighted to be able to finally share their music with you, 40 years since it was recorded. As so often with private pressings, few copies were pressed and those that were suffered from little or no distribution. However, with Jazzman's new remaster and with added liner notes from Chicago music archivist Steven Emmerman, their message of love and spiritual unity can now be revealed and appreciated worldwide. Double-LP at 45rpm.

McCraven, Makaya "Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape)" CD/LP (International Anthem)
Over the course of 3 days in London, drummer/producer Makaya McCraven connected with first time collaborators (Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon-Jones, Soweto Kinch, Ashley Henry, Daniel Casimir and Kamaal Williams) and did 2 improvised performances as part of a 2-night showcase called CHICAGOxLONDON at legendary UK Jazz hub Total Refreshment Centre (TRC). The following Sunday afternoon five producers (LeFtO, Ben LaMar Gay, Quiet Dawn, Earl Jeffers & Don Leisure of the Darkhouse Family) were invited to TRC to participate in an event called Fresh Roasted: Live Beat-Making & Battle, where they did live remixes of the recordings from Makaya & cos CHICAGOxLONDON performances. Remixes by Emma-Jean Thackray and Lexus Blondin were added to the pool, at which point Makaya took all the remixes and the raw live recordings from TRC back to his home studio in Chicago, chopped everything up and re-composed the music into two continuous side suites for this CHICAGO x LONDON mixtape.

Mitchell, Roscoe "Discussions" 2xLP (Wide Hive) 
Saxophonist, composer, and founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Discussions Orchestra is derived from several musical improvisations found on Roscoe Mitchell's Conversations with Kikanju Baku and Craig Taborn. The songs have been transcribed and performed by a twenty piece orchestra.

Williams, Mary Lou "s/t" LP (Smithsonian Folkways) 
Composer, arranger, and pianist Mary Lou Williams' musical career reflected the history of American jazz from the late 1920s through the 1970s. Described by Duke Ellington as being "beyond category," Williams was conversant in jazz styles ranging from stride through swing and be-bop to the avant-garde, yet her music was always rooted in spirituals and the blues. This self-produced recording, originally recorded in 1962 and 1963, contains a mix of standards and originals including four compositions reflecting her devout interest in religious music.


REGGAE / SKA / DUB
Faith, George "To Be A Lover" LP (Bear Family) 
The definitive soulful reggae album produced and arranged by Lee Perry. BR& Recorded at The Black Ark, 5 Cardiff Crescent, Washington Gardens, Kingston 20, Jamaica. BR& The best Jamaican session musicians incl. Sly Dunbar, Ernest Ranglin and Boris Gardiner. BR& Including versions of Turn Back The Hands Of Time, Midnight Hour and I've Got The Groove.


WORLD MUSIC
Ag Kaedy, Ahmed "Akaline Kidal" LP/CS (Sahel Sounds)
In exile from his city in Northern Mali, singer/songwriter Ahmed Ag Kaedy returns to the origins of Tuareg folk with sessions of stripped down solo acoustic guitar. Mellow pentatonic notes dance over plaintive vocals, intimate and close mic'd, endearing in their simplicity. Drifting from melancholic ballads and pleas for peace, "Akaline Kidal" is a politically charged and poignant recording for a community ripped apart by division and civil war.


COMPOSERS / LIBRARY MUSIC / NEW AGE
Sakamoto, Ryuichi "BTTB" CD/LP  (Milan Records) 
As one-third of Yellow Magic Orchestra and an Academy Award-winning composer for his work on the soundtrack for The Last Emperor, synth pop innovator Ryuichi Sakamoto is among the most groundbreaking artists to have emerged since the late 70s. Originally released in 1998, BTTB (an acronym for "Back To The Basics") was a major commercial hit for him. The album is comprised entirely of original solo piano pieces, both delicate and frantic, with deep impressionist-inspired roots.


ELECTRONIC
Angel-Ho "Death Becomes Her" LP (Hyperdub) 
Angel-Ho is one of the founders of Non Worldwide, highly regarded as a DJ and electronic music producer. Pulling on inspiration from Lady Gaga, Missy Elliot, and Bjork through to Kanye West, this ambitious, artful and sometimes radical album of neo-pop pushes the pop framework even further, often teetering on the brink of vertiginous chaos and dissonance, whilst slowly revealing its depth and grandeur once you settle into its sound world.


SOUNDTRACKS
"Paris Texas" Ry Cooder LP (Real Gone Music) 
Limited edition clear colored vinyl LP pressing. Ry Cooder's soundtrack to Wim Wenders' 1984 film Paris Texas is one of the most acclaimed and beloved works of his sparkling career. Seldom has any artist captured that ineffable "high, lonesome sound" quite as beautifully as Ry Cooder did on his landmark soundtrack to Wim Wenders' film Paris, Texas. Not quite blues, not quite bluegrass, not quite ambient, Cooder's haunting, evocative score mirrors the existential journey of Harry Dean Stanton's Travis Henderson as he wanders through the empty Texas prairie landscape in pursuit of his irretrievable past. With the able help of multi-instrumentalists David Lindley and Jim Dickinson, Cooder crafts a soundscape (much of it based on Blind Willie Johnson's "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground") that is profoundly sad yet leavened with bits of humor and whimsy.


EXPERIMENTAL
Linekraft "Engineering Analysis of Inner Death" LP (Hospital Productions) 
Linekraft is the premier industrial performance unit arising from today's contemporary Japanese underworld. Although active in the industrial stratosphere for many years, Linekraft has quickly developed a reputation as the leading industrial act from Japan through a series of stark, violent, and nihilistic live actions. Resembling moments of Pacific 231 live recordings from the early 80's. Engineering Analysis of Inner Death is the first full length for Linekraft and it shows he has arrived on record with the same atmosphere of his brilliant performances in the flesh.

Merzbow / Genesis Breyer P-Orridge "A Perfect Pain" CD (Cold Spring) 
Originally released in 1999, A Perfect Pain is a manifestation of the incredible power created by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Psychic TV/Throbbing Gristle) -- the founding father of the industrial world, and Merzbow -- the undisputed king of Japanese noise. Recorded exclusively for Cold Spring, A Perfect Pain has been hailed as an important album and an extremely successful collaboration. CD version comes in digipak with eight-page booklet with all lyrics.

Rabelais, Akira "CXVI" 2xLP (Boomkat Editions) 
Many years in the works, CXVI is Akira  Rabelais's supernatural album of collaborations, featuring the singular composer in rapt dialogue with a wish list of peers including Harold Budd, Ben Frost, Karen Vogt (Heligoland), Geir Jenssen (Biosphere), Kassel Jaeger (François Bonnet), and Stephan Mathieu. Unfurling a quietly breathtaking, dreamlike sequence of events, CXVI blooms in the wake of Boomkat Editions' first-time vinyl pressings of Akira's seminal classics, 2001's Eisoptrophobia and 2004's Spellewauerynsherde. Those albums introduced his rarified work to myriad, keen new ears, while also reminding long term fans of his nonpareil genius and alchemical style of composition.

Raison D'Etre "Enthralled By The Wind Of Loneliness" LP (Cyclic Law) 
Raison D'Etre "Prospectus I" 2xLP (Cyclic Law)
For the first time on vinyl, reissues of the first and second albums by Raison D'être, originally released in 1994. For these recordings all sounds have been restored and re-recorded from the original source material and all tracks have been carefully remixed to maintain the true feeling and atmosphere of the original album but with current standards for high quality audio. Each reissue also contains 4 bonus tracks not featured on the original album. Remastered for vinyl according to the K-14 level standard by Peter Andersson.


LOCAL MUSIC
Thursday, Mal "Mal Thursday's Greatest Hits That Missed" CD (Chunk Archives) 
These 15 tracks represent over 30 years of the checkered career of Mal Thursday. Although probably better known as the host of the internationally syndicated radio broadcast and beloved podcast "The Mal Thursday Show," Mal has fronted several fine garage rock bands over the years, from The Malarians in the 1980s, to Mal Thursday and the Cheetahs in the '90s, to his current project, The Mal Thursday Quintet. All are represented here, along with tracks from his ill-fated solo album, "Texas Crude," recorded in 2014.

Thursday, Mal Quintet "The Other Side of This Life b/w Don't Want You Either" CD (Chunk Archives) 
2 track CD single


PRINTED MATTER
SPECTRES: Composing Listening BK (Shelter Press) 
This book has been conceived as both a prism and a manual. Following the "traditional" arc of electroacoustic composition (listen-record-compose-deploy-feel), each of the contributions collected together here focuses in on a personal aspect, a fragment of that thrilling territory that is sonic and musical experimentation. Features texts by: Félicia Atkinson, François Bayle, François J. Bonnet, Drew Daniel, Brunhild Ferrari, Beatriz Ferreyra, Stephen O'Malley, Jim O'Rourke, Eliane Radigue, Régis Renouard Larivière, Espen Sommer Eide, Daniel Teruggi, Chris Watson.


DVD & BLURAY
Sister Street Fighter Collection BluRay (Arrow Video) 
Two-disc set includes: Sister Street Fighter (1974), Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By A Thread (1974), Return Of The Sister Street Fighter (1975), and Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist (1976).


Friday, February 15th

POP/ROCK
Bardo Pond "s/t" [Reissue, Silver Vinyl] LP (Fire) Limited silver colored vinyl LP pressing. Eight albums and 15 years in, the simply titled Bardo Pond spun the band further into itself. The groove was like a recurring dream, a highly potent squall that had been honed, tempered, polished and caressed. Like that mysterious vision you half remember when you're awoken unceremoniously. By 2010, Bardo Pond were claustrophobic, creating a stuttering raga interlocked with a compulsive modal sound; something that's fully exemplified by "Cracker Wrist" which sounds like something that's intentionally always just about to happen/and/or spin back in time. By the time you get there you're already reeling from the 20 minute+ "Undone" a seemingly endless spiral; an earworm that, like the whole album stays with you... on and on and on.

Boo Ray "Tennessee Alabama Fireworks" CD (Soundly Music) Life is a journey, by turns bruising and beautiful; joyful and sad. Boo Ray rides that metaphor of the trip to the limit on 'Tennessee Alabama Fireworks', a rip-roaring set of tunes that range from straight-ahead country to riff-heavy rock and blues.

Copeland "Blushing" CD (Tooth & Nail Records) Longevity in music comes through pushing yourself and expanding the possibilities of your sound. This has never been more true for Copeland on this collection of 11 new tracks that advance and evolve everything the trio of musicians has done up until now. The band, which originally formed in Lakeland, Florida in 2001, has unveiled six albums, spanning from their 2003's debut 'Beneath Medicine Tree' to 2016's 'Ixora'.

Dave Harrington Group "Pure Imagination, No Country" CD (Yeggs) Since the 2011 debut of Dave Harrington's revered Darkside project with long-time collaborator, Nicolas Jaar, Harrington has become one of this century's most unlikely guitar heroes. Harrington blends avant-garde improvisational jazz roots to psychedelic touchstones like Jerry Garcia and David Gilmour, to sophisticated dance-floor burners. While his latest album, doesn't necessarily sound like a Darkside record, it exists at a different axis in the same continuum.

Ellis, Robert "Texas Piano Man" CD (New West) "Hello. I'm Robert Ellis, The Texas Piano Man. I wanted to take a moment to say a few words about this record and what you might expect from it. 'Texas Piano Man' is a collection of songs specifically written for my piano-driven Rock & Roll band from the great state of Texas. Myself and the guys bring these songs to you in the very spirit of Texas itself; loudly, confidently, over the top, larger than life, at times deadly serious and yet always with a wink and a smile. We invite you to come on in, stay a while, and when you leave take with you the spirit of these songs, the spirit of Texas, and the spirit of The Texas Piano Man himself. Adios!"

Galactic "Already Ready Already" INDIE CD (Tchoup-Zilla Records) For over 20 years, Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines, and Rich Vogel have been exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic. Over those years, the seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing on inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city's streets as they do from each other.

Golden Daze "Simpatico" LP (Autumn Tone) Sophomore album from LA group comprised of dual singer-songwriters Jacob Loeb and Ben Schwab. At the heart of the record's sonic identity is a conversation between friends, between artistic collaborators, and yet also between artist and audience. 'Simpatico' speaks to something deeply personal but it does so with the insistence that we, the listener, are a kind of witness. From its first tentative offer to "stick around", 'Simpatico' is a journey of discovery, of forgiveness, of surrender, one that culminates in the quiet, self-assured farewell of its final track: I'll still be around my friend. 


Homeshake  "Helium" AQUA LP / CD (Sinderlyn) Over his first three albums, Homeshake's Peter Sagar followed his own idiosyncratic vision, a journey that's taken him from sturdy guitar-based indie-pop to a bleary-eyed take on lo-fi R&B. Now, with 'Helium', Sagar is putting down roots in aesthetic territory all his own. The record is stitched together by a series of instrumental interludes and synthesizer explorations whose haziness adds to the suspicion that this is all an uncanny dream.


Hoodoo Fushimi "Kusaya" LP (Good Find) Released in 1992, this recording is a unique and beautifully crafted album combining hip hop, funk and synth elements with a pulsating Japanese sensibility. Fushimi's masterpiece recording has stood the test of time, gaining a cult following along the way and Good Find is honored to be reissuing this important recording in the Japanese musical lexicon.

Hot Water Music "A Flight And A Crash" LP  (Epitaph)
Hot Water Music "Caution" LP (Epitaph) 
Hot Water Music will be celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band and will be touring the world performing tracks from their entire catalog. Epitaph Records will be repressing three of the band's albums on colored vinyl for re-release in 2019: 2001's 'A Flight and A Crash', 2002's 'Caution' and 2004's 'The New What Next.'

Ladytron "s/t" CD /LP  (Ladytron Music) Electronic pop quartet Ladytron return with the release of their first new album in seven years. Distilling twenty years of experimentation into one propulsive album, Ladytron again push the boundaries of electronic pop in invigorating directions with thirteen songs that explore the disquiet of our times.

Lavigne, Avril "Head Above Water" CD/LP (BMT) Global superstar Avril Lavigne is back with her first album in 5 years. 'Head Above Water' was written while coming out of the darkness surrounding her 2014 Lyme Disease diagnosis. In the midst of her battle, she sat behind a piano and sang past the pain, architecting the early framework for her new album. 2017 represented a turning point as she slowly but surely recovered strength and started recording again, starting with the first single "Head Above Water." And over the course of Avril's sixth full-length album and debut for BMG, she holds nothing back.

Long Ryders, The "Psychedelic Country Soul" CD (Omnivore) The Long Ryders, founders of alt-country in the 1980s, saddle up for the first time in thirty years with their biggest and best slice of Americana yet, the aptly named 'Psychedelic Country Soul.' The album was produced by Ed Stasium (Ramones, Belinda Carlisle, The Smithereens) and features eleven Ryder originals and a cover of their friend Tom Petty's great song, "Walls."

Loscil "Sine Studies 2" 7" (JAZ) This new single is a continuation of the challenge set forth in Sine Studies 1 - namely, to generate music derived from computer generated sine waves and no other sound source. Sine waves are perfectly pure units of synthesized sound, which alone contain no overtones and a somewhat unnatural sounding simplicity of spectral content. While their abstract purity in its rawest form can seem clinical, unnatural, synthetic and rather void of emotion, Loscil takes it upon himself to morph, add, stretch, chop and beat the sine waves into submission, forcing them into shapes and combinations that resonate and attempt to connect with the ears in interesting ways.

Loscil  "Sine Studies 3" 7" (JAZ) 'Sine Studies 3' marks the third in a series of 7" releases by Loscil on JAZ records which explores the singular sound source of digital sine waves. Digital sine waves themselves are simple, synthetic sounds with no overtones or timbre. With the Sine Studies series, Loscil processes, transforms and shapes these building blocks imbuing them with texture and color through the use of layering, processing and distorting.

Merge Group, A "A Merge Group Plays Heroes" LP (Merge) Live recording of a tribute cover of the famous Bowie album, comprised of various artists on the Merge Records roster. Band features Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), Brad Cook (Megafaun), Joe Westerlund (Megafaun), Dan Bejar (Destroyer), William Tyler, Ken Vandermark and Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak).

Methyl Ethel "Triage" CD / LP (4AD) Third album by the musical project of Jake Webb which expands to a five-piece live band that includes Thom Stewart, Chris Wright, Lyndon Blue and Jacob Diamond. With the creation of this album, Webb felt a sense of closure - completing the triptych of his three releases. Methyl Ethel has always been a surrealist outfit - a dark and obscured expression of life set to the backdrop of dream pop hooks. But 'Triage' is a more reflective album - one that explores the notion of coming of age, only to reference it for the snapshots and passing memories that it has become. 

Micachu "Taz and May Vids" Tirzah & Mica Levi LP (Demdike Stare) Reissue of her 2016 EP featuring Tirzah and Brother May.

Millencolin  "SOS" CD (Epitaph) New album from the Swedish quartet. It's clear the band members are just as unified as they were when they formed the band, roughly 26 years, eight albums and 2,000 live shows ago.

Momes, The "Spiralling" LP+7" LP (Mental Experience) Expanded reissue and the first ever vinyl reissue of The Momes' only album, originally released in 1989 on the Woof label. Featuring Tim Hodgkinson (Henry Cow, The Work) on Hawaiian laptop noisy guitar and keyboards, Mick Hobbs (Family Fodder, The Work, Officer!) on bass, and Andy Wake (Unrest, Work & Play) on drums, The Momes were a unique power trio with an abrasive sound channeling post-punk, psych-prog, and avant-rock. Recommended for fans of This Heat, Wire, Sonic Youth, Faust, Amon Düül II, Can, MX-80 Sound, and Mission Of Burma. 

Mould, Bob "Sunshine Rock" PEAK LP / CD (Merge) Maybe his catchiest record since Sugar's 'Copper Blue', Mould's newest album reflects on living overseas (Berlin), far away while his home finds itself in political unrest. He expands his pop palette here with strings & a 60s pop influence on top of his always-searing guitar hooks (including a ripping Shocking Blue cover that recalls Husker Du's famous "Eight Miles High" rework)  Single LP on opaque yellow & red swirl vinyl in same packaging as standard LP. 

Natti Natasha "Illuminatti" CD (SME Latin) New full-length release from Dominican singer.

Ondara, J.S. "Tales Of America" CD (Verve) Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, J.S. fell in love with Bob Dylan and moved to Minneapolis Minnesota when he was 20 to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter. 

Perfect Son "Cast" CD (Sub Pop) Unabashedly radiant and unapologetically complex pop is delivered in 10 perfect shots on this Sub Pop debut of Polish singer/producer Tobiasz Bilinski.

Pinegrove "Skylight" 2LP (Pinegroove) The physical edition of Pinegrove's follow-up to 2016's  widely heralded 'Cardinal' is now here. Comes with a bonus LP, titled 'Skylight 2,' of an acoustic version of the whole album, exclusive to the physical edition and not available digitally. This deluxe LP comes on clear vinyl.

Galavis, Quin "Victim / Nonvictim Pt. 1" LP (Super Secret Records) Quin Galavis returned to Estuary Recording Facility in Austin TX in the summer to record again with John Michael Landon (who also plays on & produced the album). His third album on Super Secret, 'Victim/Nonvictim' finds Quin emoting a deceptively hopeful lyricism, still twinged with the gray & darker linings of life.

Shemie, Ben "A Skeleton" LP (Hands in the Dark) Hailing from Suuns, Canadian Ben Shemie offers up his first solo work, 'A Skeleton' - an experimental pop album of cold synthetic sounds with touches of psychedelia. Based on his live, itinerant experiments, the whole album was recorded in a single take with no overdubs. Shemie has left traces of the atmosphere of each recording space, adding an element of chaos and unpredictability alongside his masterful/dexterous manipulation of the equipment.

Smith, Patti "Radio Ethiopia" LP (Legacy) Released in 1976, this punk poet's sophomore Arista Records release arrives here on 140g vinyl. Includes download insert.

Specials, The "The Best Of The Specials" 2LP (Chrysalis ) The Specials are one of the defining bands of the late 70's/early 80's along with Jerry Dammers' iconic label Two Tone Records. Originally formed in 1977, as The Coventry Automatics, The Specials combined Jamaican ska and Rocksteady, mixed with the energy of punk they launched a whole Ska Revival. This 20 track compilation collects all their key singles and album tracks, made available on heavyweight 180g vinyl for the first time.

Tedeschi Trucks Band "Signs"  CD (Fantasy/Concord) 'Signs' is the fourth studio release from Tedeschi Trucks Band and offers another outstanding example of their ability to expand musical boundaries in ways that only a rare caliber of musician can achieve. This new album showcases the band at their best - combining inventive musicality and provocative lyrics across eleven original tracks, running the gamut from uplifting soulful anthems, to bittersweet ballads and driving rock and roll.

Woods, Jesse "Autoflower" LP (Cosmic Dreamer) 'Autoflower' listens like a postcard from a life lived on the fringes and it overflows with harmony. 


CLASSIC ROCK
Bowie, David "Let's Dance (2018 Remastered Version) LP (Rhino) Vinyl LP pressing of the newly remastered version of Let's Dance, the 15th studio album by David Bowie. It was originally released in April 1983, three years after his previous album, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). Co-produced by Chic's Nile Rodgers, the album contains three of his most successful singles; the title track, "Let's Dance" (which reached #1 in the UK, US and various other countries), as well as "Modern Love" and "China Girl", which both reached #2 in the UK.

Bowie, David "Never Let Me Down" (2018 Remastered Version) LP (Rhino) Digitally remixed, re-imagined and remastered edition: a new production of the 1987 album. The seeds of this new version of the albums were first sown in 2008 when David asked Mario McNulty to remix the track "Time Will Crawl" and record new drums by longtime Bowie drummer, Sterling Campbell, along with strings. The track was issued on the 'iSelect' compilation to much acclaim, and in the notes for that record, David remarked 'Oh, let's redo the rest of that album'. Fast-forward to early 2018: McNulty entered Electric Lady Studios in New York with Sterling, Tim Lefebvre on bass (who was in the Blackstar band) and Reeves Gabrels and David Torn on guitars. All of the musicians had a history with David, so were a perfect fit for what now sound like brand new songs.


HIP-HOP
40hands "Beyond Tomorrow" CS (Expansions of Q) 24-track beat tape recorded in early 2017 using only a sampler, some instruments and a tape machine.

Czarface "Czarface Meets Ghostface" CD/LP (Silver Age) Fresh off 2018's collaborative LP with the enigmatic MF Doom, 'Czarface meets Metal Face,' the adventure continues as Czarface now faces off with Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah.


PROG & PSYCH ROCK
Countdown 5, The "Uncle Kirby" LP (Out-Sider) Compilation of Galveston's premier psychedelic/garage band, with recordings dating from 1967-68, and featuring a selection of their 45 sides for Toucan and Cobblestone. It includes the mod-psych classics "Uncle Kirby" and "Shaka Shaka Na Na," plus some amazing studio tracks which were never released at the time.

Hasting's Street Opera "Slippery When Wet" LP (Out-Sider) First ever reissue of this US private pressing from 1969, mostly unknown until now. Features an underground, psychedelic, electric jazz-rock/improv sound with mellow folk-rock moves and homemade/basement atmosphere. This mostly instrumental album (with some cut-up vocal sounds and effects) contains a mix of self-penned songs and amazing cover versions of classics like "Summertime", "Scarborough Fair", and "A Taste Of Honey" turned into hip, extended jams not so far away from the sound of the pioneering psychedelic ballroom bands from San Francisco.

Mandrake Paddle Steamer "Pandemonium Shadow Show" LP (Sommor Records) Previously unreleased recordings from 1968/1970 by British quintessential psychedelic/progressive band, culled from the band's archive of reel tapes and acetates. Pure late 60s UK psychedelic sound with early prog moves, plenty of Hammond, and fuzzed-out guitar with powerful vocals. Including such lost gems as the Barrett-Floyd sounding "The World Whistles By", killer psych-rockers like "Pandemonium Shadow Show" and "Doris The Piper", the mellotron-fueled "October Country", and more.

Schickert, Gunter "Nachtfalter" LP (Bureau B) Recorded during the scorching hot summer of 2018, Nachtfalter shows the pioneer of the echo guitar sounding his very best. Here Schickert was assisted by Andreas Spechtl, who recorded the album and played the drums. Spechtl selected the best moments of Schickert's guitar tracks and mixed them while also supplying his own loops. Even though the album was conceived as an instrumental, it inadvertently developed into a concept piece named after the moth which had entered the room at some point during the recording sessions. As a silent witness, it clung to the ceiling all night. In the morning, Schickert found the insect dead on the floor. He took a photo of the moth for the cover, paying tribute to the dead animal. 

Sensations' Fix "Portable Madness" LP (Vinyl Madness) Listening today to the music produced by Sensations' Fix, a project founded and directed by Franco Falsini in '70s, can't just leave anyone indifferent. 'Portable Madness' is - along with an eponymous LP and 'Fragments of Light' - one of the three titles the group published in 1974 alone and can be considered the first true result of a group work. A fully instrumental record, it is conceived as the sum of two long suites (one on each side), is dominated by keyboards and synthesizers and is also characterized by an energetic and pulsating rhythm section. If it were released today with an adequate production, an album like this would stand among the leading ones inside the current psychedelic scene.


PUNK / HARDCORE
100 Swindle "For Survival Punk" 7" (General Speech) New EP from Japanese hardcore band.

Concrete Elite  "The Survival" LP (Longshot) "The Survival" LP (Longshot) Only a year after the band's smashing full-length "Iron Rose", Texan thunder Concrete Elite are back with another slab of wax. This latest 12" EP features seven all new hard-hitters, definitely some of their best work to date. Their barbaric sound is full of grit and is perfect for goons and maniacs. This new EP rips it up from start to finish, making sure that Concrete Elite is one of the hardest - if not, the hardest, Oi! bands currently around. This is concrete and brickwall through and through.

MINIMAL WAVE
Garrett, Roy & Man Parrish "Hot Rod To Hell" LP (Dark Entries) Vinyl issue of the 1982 recordings of poetry by New York adult film star Roy Garrett, with a haunting, atmospheric score by Man Parrish. The suite of 48 poems has been called "a searing voyage through the labyrinths of modern male sexuality; it's geography ranging from porn theaters to back room bars to the intimacy of shared beds." Roy Garrett tells his stories of sex, violence, truth, and illusion, a visceral and personal a record as any of that moment in gay history pre-AIDS. Includes an 44-page full color magazine with all 48 'Hot Rod' poems plus 44 previously unpublished poems from Garrett's archive.

Stratis "New Face" LP (Dark Entries) First ever standalone vinyl reissue of the sophomore album by the German electronic duo, which was recorded and released on cassette in 1983. It consists of eight future-fixated tracks that could have been composed for movies like Blade Runner or Tron. A wide range of minimal electronics are presented, from robotic synth pop and melancholic cold wave to Neue Deutsche Welle electro. The vinyl comes housed in jacket designed by Eloise Leigh using motifs of the cassette artwork on a neon red background, and includes an insert with lyrics and photos.

Victrola "Born From The Water (Demos 1983-85)" 2LP (Dark Entries) Victrola is the duo of Antonio "Eze" Cuscinà and Carlo Smeriglio from Messina, Italy. The band formed in 1979 but shortly thereafter relocated to Florence to take part in a rich musical scene alongside Neon, Pankow, Alexander Robotnick, and Diaframma. Beginning as a 4-piece (two guitarists, bassist, and drummer), they slimmed down to a synthesizer and guitar-based duo by 1982. Their sole release was the now classic "Maritime Tatami"/"A Game Of Despair" EP from 1983. This new album is a 12-song collection of unreleased demos recorded between 1983 and 1985, selected from over 100 cassettes submitted by the band.

METAL
Megadeth "The World Needs A Hero" LP (Sanctuary) Reissue of the ninth studio album by US thrash metal band Megadeth. Originally released in May 2001, the album was critically acclaimed as a return to a heavier musical direction for the band and charted at number 16 in the Billboard 200 upon release. It received positive reviews across the music press and it gained comparison to the bands classic albums 'Rust In Peace' and 'Countdown To Extinction'. This version has been remastered by Ted Jensen (Pantera, Mastodon).

Rotting Christ "The Heretics" CD / Deluxe CD (Season of Mist) Rotting Christ have reached another peak in their long career that now spans over more than three decades. The Greeks have literally stood the test of time. With confidence and skills derived from experience, each song on 'The Heretics' represents its own sonic universe. This new album marks another step in the evolution of the Greek masters, so buckle up for a fascinating musical ride through the woes of religious wars, Zoroastrianism and the eternal war between good and evil.


SOUL / FUNK / R&B

Howard, Barbara "On The Rise" PINK LP / Cassette (Colemine) This is more than just another rare soul LP. It's a love story. It's a dream. It was an attempt to break through. And although Barbara certainly never became a star, one song did become a staple in rare soul and funk DJ sets, keeping interest in Barbara Howard just under the surface. And as fate would have it, in 2016, a sealed copy of the LP would find its way into Plaid Room Records in Loveland, OH and kick start the revival of her story and her music.


Jones, Durand & The Indications "Don't You Know" ORANGE 7" (Colemine) The lead single from the sophomore LP from Durand Jones & The Indications has everything you could ask for: dual lead vocals from Durand Jones and Aaron Frazer, a danceable beat, and super sweet soul harmonies that won't soon leave your ear or turntable. It's familiar yet modern and it's truly beautiful seeing these guys push soul music forward with their second LP.

Siffre, Labi "Remember My Song" LP (Mr. Bongo) This, Labi Siffre's fifth album, features "The Vulture", "Sadie And The Devil" and "I Got The", which were sampled by Eminem, Jay-Z, The Wu-Tang Clan, Atmosphere, The Beatnuts, and Frankenstein, among others. Co-produced by Derek Lawrence and Big Jim Sullivan, a prolific session musician, artist and producer who also worked with artists such as David Bowie, Serge Gainsbourg (on 'Histoire De Melody Nelson') and Frank Zappa. Brian Bennett of The Shadows, Chas Hodges and Dave Peacock aka. Chas 'n' Dave also feature on this funk masterpiece from 1975.

Staples, Mavis "Live In London" CD (ANTI) Mavis Staples has been a soul and gospel music legend for more than 50 years. Her work fronting the legendary Staples Singers defined the sound of politically-committed soul and influenced generations of musicians. As a solo artist in her own right, she has helped to define much of what is righteous and soulful in American music. There are few people who can claim to have been performing as long as Mavis Staples, let alone to her standards. This album captures her live at the Union Chapel in London with her band performing some of the greatest songs from her musical catalog, while celebrating her 79th birthday.

Toriyama, Yuji "Choice Works 1982 - 1985" LP (Time Capsule) Guitarist, composer and producer Yuji Toriyama is regarded as one of the pioneering Japanese fusionists alongside Hiroshi Sato, Ryo Kawasaki and Yasuaki Shimizu. This collection represents his first reissue title, with Kay Suzuki compiling work from three rare albums to showcase the best of Toriyama's sound, most appealing to modern ears. Drum machines and live drums combine to create rich depth, complimented by the boogie tenacity of funk fusionist Toshiki Kadomatsu and the crying spiritual solos of Pat Metheny. It's no coincidence that Metheny and Toriyama used the same Roland GR-300 and G-505 synth guitars.


COUNTRY
Bingham, Ryan "American Love Song" LP/CD (Axster Bingham Records) Sixth studio album recorded at Arlyn Studios and Public Hi-Fi in Austin with additional recording at Matter Music/Stella Sound in Los Angeles.

Carll, Hayes "What It Is" LP (Dualtone) On his new album the Houston TX troubadour covers a broad range of topics both timely and constant; the desire to bridge the country's political divide, the ups and downs of relationships, and the challenge to stay present in your life as it goes by. 'What It Is' continues the artistic risk-taking initiated by 2016's 'Lovers and Leavers'; his voice is strong and assured, and his songwriting as truthful as ever.



JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Medellin, Brandon & Thomas Contreras "Inner Alignment" CS (Expansions of Q) Recorded in November of 2018, 'Inner Alignment' documents the initial cosmic tape experiments conducted collaboratively by Brandon Medellin & Thomas Contreras.

Taylor, Cecil "Silent Tongues" [Indie Exclusive Transparent Orange Viny] LP (ORG) Cecil Taylor's solo piano set at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1974 drew critical acclaim, earning five star reviews from the Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide and AllMusic's Scott Yanow. The set features Taylor's five-movement work "Silent Tongues", along with two encores. After being out of print for nearly four decades, the classic live album has been remastered at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany. 'Silent Tongues' is a must-have for fans of Taylor and collectors of free jazz.

Ueno, Yoshimi "Taiko no Uminari" LP (Studio Mule) Reissue of the 1980 classic Japanese jazz album, the only solo record drummer Yoshimi Ueno released before passing. The album features "Sea Sound", a hard bop number with soulful melodies and impressive saxophone playing by Yasuaki Shimizu, the folky and melancholic "Tsuchi Ningyo", composed by labelmate Nakayama, the romantic ballad "My Spirit" by pianist Keisaku Takahashi, poly-rhythmic jam "Skip" written by Ueno himself, "K.Blues", a bluesy tune with a bit of a New Orleans jazz vibe, and "Uzushio," a duet between Nakayama's bass and Ueno's drums. Edition of 500.

Webster, Ben "The Horn" 2LP (ORG) A real treat, thi compelling 17-track 2LP affair is comprised of studio session tracks along with their false starts, alternate takes, and outtakes. The first LP includes the album as originally released. The second LP contains outtakes from those same sessions. Webster absolutely shines throughout with an expert backing band featuring Clyde Hart, Charlie Drayton, Denzil Best and Oran "Hot Lips" Page.


WORLD MUSIC
Asante, Okyerema "Sabi (Get Down)" LP (Kalita) Reissue of the highly sought-after Ghanaian disco monster, produced in collaboration with Oneness of Juju leader Plunky Nkabinde. Recorded and manufactured in the USA, but only ever released on the African continent, this self-funded, scarce, and brilliant Afro-disco LP regularly exchanges hands for eye-watering prices. It is accompanied by extensive interview-based liner notes and never-before-seen photos, detailing Okyerema's career from his membership of Ghana's legendary band Hedzolleh to performing with Paul Simon and Fleetwood Mac twenty years later.

Sosena Gebre Eyesus "s/t" LP (Little Axe) Ethiopian artist Sosena Gebre Eyesus sings accompanied by her playing of the Begena, or King David's Harp, one of the world's oldest and most beguiling instruments. Since ancient times the Harp of David has been used as an aural balm, a soother of evil and disturbed spirits - its low, buzzing tones widely noted for their ability to sweetly refresh one's soul. Said to have been brought to Ethiopia in biblical times by Menelik I, it has long been the central instrument used to accompany Ethiopian Orthodox hymns, which Eyesus plays here in an absolutely entrancing manner while softly singing songs of devotional reflection. Featuring six beautiful hymns that gently unspool at the measured pace of a lullaby, Sosena Gebre Eyesus magically creates a rarefied atmosphere that feels absolutely necessary and vital for these most turbulent of days.

Super Wings "My Love is For You" LP (Good Find) The Wings were a band from the South Eastern region of Nigeria who enjoyed wide reaching success in their homeland in the early 70's as a plethora of rock bands emerged mainly for the purpose of entertaining federal troops. Time has been kinder to their legacy as their second album 'My Love is For You' has since been heralded as a classic of it's genre. This is a unique album with earnest vocals, sincere songwriting and the encapsulating grooves that once made their former band the talk of the town.



ELECTRONIC
Cardopusher "Muscle Memory" 12" (Dark Entries) New 6-track EP by Barcelona-based artist Luis Garban that takes the listener on a deep and gritty ride through his diverse sound, from techno to electro, acid, rave, and house. Luis is inspired by labels like Warp, Schematic, Planet Mu, Rephlex, as well as EBM and New Beat. 

De Babalon, Christoph "Hectic Shakes" 12" (Alter) Four-track EP from veteran Hamburg producer who has tirelessly explored the intersections of breakcore, illbient, and drum and bass. "Shakes and Shivers" fixates itself on deceptively playful grooves with eerie, night bus-to-nowhere atmospherics whilst opening cut "Harakiri" manages to distort familiar jungle tropes into something even die hard devotees of the sound will find fresh. The EP closes with what an homage to 90s ambient techno in a ruff, post-hardcore fashion. Skittering drums weave in and out of longing, futurist synth lines, and the tracks contain enough breakdowns to satisfy everyone on the dancefloor.

Efdemin "New Atlantis" 2LP (Ostgut Ton) Fourth full-length album by longtime Berghain resident Efdemin, aka Phillip Sollmann. Over eight tracks, 'New Atlantis' oscillates between fast, kaleidoscopic techno, multi-layered drones, and acoustic instrumentation, fusing for the first time Sollmann's deep dancefloor productions as Efdemin with his sound art and experimental music projects. 

Klein, Nick "Lowered Flaming Coffin" 12" (Alter) This new album was recorded in Brooklyn, NY, on an economic set-up: a Spartan Modular synth and Korg MS-20. Starting on an almost uplifting note with the glistening melodic cycles of "Burning Mattresses", the asphyxia soon takes over. "Peña Adobe" has the panicked terror of an archaic ringtone hitting the volume of an air raid siren. "Smelling The Sheets" skulks rather than bangs, its momentum stifled and edgy. At nearly 14 minutes, the disfigured rave stabs and blunted military tattoo-snare of "The God In Vodka" furiously pace into a clammy, toxic rush.

Pye Corner Audio "Hollow Earth" CD/LP (Ghost Box) Where 2016's 'Stasis' played with notions of outward cosmic exploration and the idea of suspended animation and sleep, its sequel 'Hollow Earth' takes subterranean exploration and submerged psychologies as its theme. It draws on Berlin school synth improvisations, New Age reveries and the ghosts of 90s house euphoria to summon up images of vast, awe inspiring spaces and claustrophobic chambers. It sustains an atmosphere of wonder and adventure throughout, and like its companion piece, 'Stasis', it works equally as a soundtrack to physical as well as mental exploration.

Sepehr "Body Mechanics EP" 12" (Dark Entries) New EP from San Francisco based DJ, producer, and remixer Sepehr Alimagham with six tracks of acid drenched dance music that ebb and flow from floor-filling club thumpers to more cerebral soundscapes. Inspired by the new wave of the acid sound as well as nostalgia from his formative years in the San Francisco music scene, 'Body Mechanics' takes a functional, yet psychedelic approach to 303 styled techno and electronica.



SOUNDTRACKS
OST " House on the Edge of the Park" by Riz Ortolani LP (Death Waltz) Soundtrack to Ruggero Deodato's notorious 1980's Italian Horror movie, which was banned in several countries including the UK. It's vicious and nasty, reveling in it's own depravity. The score by Maestro Riz Ortolaniis is the complete opposite: side 1 is bright and airy featuring the absolute stole cold disco classic 'Do It To Me' as well as the beautiful melody of 'Sweetly' featuring vocals by Diana Corsini, whilst Side 2 features the wonderful mellow track 'Love Sequence' as well as the more ominous 'Terror Sequence'. The audio comes direct from the legendary CAM vaults and Death Waltz are thrilled to bring you this Italian classic for the first time on vinyl.

OST " Ikarie XB-1" by Zdenek Liska LP (Finders Keepers) Previously unreleased 1963 score for Jindlich Polák's film 'Ikarie XB-1' by Zdenek Liska. Utilizing primitive sample techniques by "looping" a film's existing ambient noise, or rearranging found sounds and dialog into subtle melodic arrangements, Liska would independently develop his own techniques which had simultaneously become known in Paris as musique concrète. Remastered from the original tapes with the full cooperation of the National Film Archive in the Czech Republic. 


OST " Mission Impossible" by Danny Elfman LP (Mondo) This is the premiere vinyl release of Danny Elfman's incredible score to the film that lit the fuse - Mission: Impossible (1996). Brian DePalma's sleek, smooth and masterful first entry made waves with its approach to past characters from the series, but was not so carefree with its musical legacy, bringing on composer Danny Elfman to helm the score. Stepping out of the darkness of his iconic Tim Burton collaborations and into an adaptation of Lalo Schffrin's earworm theme song and motifs, Elfman's score is one of the best of his career and a high water mark that future composers have had to live up to with each subsequent chapter.

OST " Perfect Blue" by Masahiro Ikumi LP (Tiger Lab) Back in stock! Soundtrack to the 1997 anime psychological thriller.

OST "The Prowler" by Richard Einhorn LP (Waxwork) Released in 1981, 'The Prowler' is one of the earliest films to become part of the American-Slasher genre. This new, definitive double LP film score release of 'The Prowler' features all of the film's music composed by Richard Einhorn pressed to 180 gram Army Green Swirl with Rose Petal Red Splatter, new artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin, exclusive liner notes by director Joseph Zito, and a printed insert featuring Rosemary's break-up letter.

V/A " Sharp Objects" (Music from the HBO Series) CD (Mascot Label Group) The soundtrack and musical companion to the groundbreaking summer mini-series crime drama starring Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, a troubled reporter returning home to an equally troubled assignment. Like the smash limited series and companion soundtrack for HBO's Big Little Lies, the Sharp Objects series benefited greatly from the vision of director Jean-Marc Vallée and the Emmy Award-winning music supervision of Susan Jacobs, all drawn from the original Gillian Flynn novel of the same name.


VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACKS
OST " Art of Fighting II " by SNK NEO Sound Orchestra 2LP (Brave Wave) The soundtrack for the sequel to SNK's classic fighting franchise, "Art of Fighting 2", is now available on vinyl. Featuring 34 breathtaking NEO GEO tracks across 2LPs.

OST " MOTHER (Original Video Game Soundtrack)" by Hirokazu Tanaka & Keiichi Suzuki LP (Ship to Shore) For the first time on vinyl, Ship to Shore PhonoCo., in conjunction with Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to present the original soundtrack to the beloved Famicom RPG MOTHER. Recently released in the West as EarthBound Beginnings, this album contains inventive orchestrations of tracks from the game as well as a medley of the original Famicom music.

OST "Ninja Gaiden - The Definitive Soundtrack Volume II" by R. Nitta, M. Okamura, K. Nakabai, R. Shigeno LP (Brave Wave) Vol. 2 of the series contains the complete soundtracks for 'Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos' and 'Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Sword of Doom'. There are 29 tracks for Ninja Gaiden II and 30 tracks for Ninja Gaiden III. They were composed by Ryuichi Nitta, Mayuko Okamura, Rika Shigeno and Kaori Nakabai.

OST " Policenauts" by Konami Kukeiha Club 2LP (Data Discs) Originally released in 1994, 'Policenauts' the game never saw an official release outside of Japan. Despite this, it has since garnered a cult following, not least for its astonishing soundtrack by Konami Kukeiha Club. Throughout its 70-minute duration, 'Policenauts' blends together themes inspired by 80's buddy cop movies, crime noir and hard science fiction, complete with John Carpenter-esque synths, piano ballads, infectious rhythm sections and downbeat, smoky brass lines reminiscent of Angelo Badalamenti in Twin Peaks mode.This newly remastered edition of 'Policenauts' is presented as a double LP with an accompanying 12-page art booklet and lithographic print featuring original illustrations drawn from the archives.

OST " Shovel Knight - The Definitive Soundtrack " by Jake Kaufman & Manami Matsumae 2LP (Brave Wave) Jake Kaufman's critically acclaimed soundtrack has now been brought to vinyl. Also, this edition debuts two new pieces of amazing artwork by Mega Man and Pokémon artist Hitoshi Ariga to compliment these new soundtrack releases, included as two poster designs. This 2LP Set contains a customized vinyl tracklist crafted by Jake Kaufman along with a digital download code containing the complete soundtrack.


EXPERIMENTAL
Die Form "Some Experiences With Shock" LP (Dark Entries) Reissue of the French industrial electronic band's 1984 album. The first side, "Survival & Determination", contains 7 tracks recorded in the studio with analog equipment and is the direct realization of previous works. In contrast, the second side, "Lacerations & Immolation", contains 5 songs improvised in the fever of paramedical oppression, with aggressive sonorities from new digital synthesizers.

Eartheater "IRISIRI" LP (PAN) Queens-based artist Alexandra Drewchin distills foley-filled digital production, a three-octave vocal range, and classical composition into works suspended between obsessively detailed sonic tapestries and almost recklessly romantic and gestural electronica. 'IRISIRI', Eartheater's third full-length record, lays out a shifting network of abstract song craft, laced with sudden structural upheavals and collisions of mutated tropes from numerous sonic vocabularies.

Geography of Hell "19 September 1985 Mexico City/19 September 2017 Central Mexico" CS (Hospital Productions) New cassette by Geography Of Hell, the cult industrial collective from the Hospital Productions roster, dealing with the crisis at hand. A portion of the proceeds go to AYOK civil society volunteer organization for earthquake relief in rural Mexico. Cassette comes in oversized package; includes fold-out poster.

Vatican Shadow "Opium Crop Airstrikes" CS (Hospital Productions) New EP with long-form industrial tracks in their style known from Jordanian Descent (2012). A portion of the proceeds go to AYOK civil society volunteer organization for earthquake relief in rural Mexico. Cassette comes in oversized package; includes fold-out poster.


COMPOSERS
Black Taffy "Elder Mantis" LP (Leaving Records) Black Taffy (Donovan Jones) is a Dallas-based composer and performer whose current focus lies in pairing ambient music with large bass and percussion. 

Cool Maritime "Sharing Waves" LP (Leaving Records) Cool Maritime is Sean Hellfritsch. 'Sharing Waves' is his second release on Leaving Records. 

Il Guardiano Del Faro "Oasis" LP (Time Capsule) Federico Monti Arduini produced a number of albums from his seaside idyll of Porto Santo Stefano with electronic instruments and tape recorders, but 'Oasis' stands out from the pack. Released in 1978, it became a cult classic for its experimental sounds and emotional expressions. Spiritual synth covers the album in a dreamy haze, oscillating between ambient and psychedelic sounds. Sparing deployment of the Roland rhythm box gives dance floor favourites 'Disco Divina' and 'Oasis' touches of space disco and even teases proto-house elements like the great Sun Palace.

Nordmark, Tomas "Eternal Words" LP (Valley of Search) 'Eternal Words' is the debut album from Tomas Nordmark, an experimental Swedish composer, sound artist, and designer living and working in London. The slow and evolving phase-shifting compositions on the album are based on the same principles used by the American minimalists (specifically Terry Riley and Steve Reich), while the melodic textures are based on ancient Scandinavian music and sacred hymns.

v/a " Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990" 3LP / 2 CD (Light in the Attic) Light In The Attic's Japan Archival Series continues with this unprecedented overview of the country's vital minimal, ambient, avant-garde, and New Age music - what can collectively be described as kankyo ongaku, or environmental music. The collection features internationally acclaimed artists such as Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Joe Hisaishi, as well as other pioneers like Hiroshi Yoshimura, Yoshio Ojima and Satoshi Ashikawa, who deserve a place alongside the indisputable giants of these genres. Includes extensive liner notes and bios.

Friday, February 8th

POP/ROCK
Chilton, Alex "From Memphis To New Orleans" LP (Bar/None) 
Some know Alex Chilton as the lead singer of the Boxtops who had a number one hit in 1967 with "The Letter," others know him from the majestic Beatlesque pop of Big Star or as the name in a song by the Replacements ("Children by the millions sing of Alex Chilton...") Others know him as the songwriter of the theme song for That 70s Show. He was at the height of his cult star fame in the mid 1980s when he made these recordings. It is some of his best most honest work oddly neglected for some time but delivered here for enthusiasts and neophytes alike. Includes B-A-B-Y, Guantanaamerika, Let Me Get Close to You and many more.

Chilton, Alex "Songs From Robin Hood Lane" LP (Bar/None) 
Alex Chilton, lead singer for the Boxtops and Big Star made these recordings of jazz standards in the 1990s. Many he heard in the 1950s growing up in a house full of music on a street called Robin Hood Lane in Memphis, Tennessee. Included are many rare and previously unreleased songs from the Great American Songbook: "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying," "Time After Time," and "My Baby Just Cares For Me."

Drive By Truckers "Brighter Than Creation's Dark" LP (New West) 
Reissue of their 7th album, from 2008.

Flat Worms "Into the Iris" CD/LP (God?) 
Filled with anxiety and angst, Flat Worms summon perseverance in an apocalyptic era, passing through decrepit strip malls and surreal headlines.

Grande, Ariana "thank u, next" CD
Now available on CD.

LCD Soundsystem "Electric Lady Sessions" 2xLP (Columbia) 
Recorded at the famed Electric Lady Studios in NYC's Greenwich Village Electric Lady Sessions is a live collection featuring classic LCD Soundsystem songs, three covers, and newer material from the band's # 1 album from 2018, American Dream.

Lukas Graham "3" LP (Warner Brothers) 
3 serves as the follow-up to Lukas Graham's eponymous global debut, which racked up over 23 million units in worldwide consumption and earned the band three Grammy Award nominations - including both Record and Song of the Year. While the self-titled debut was dedicated in large part to Lukas' late father, 3 is for his daughter and sees Lukas push deeper still, holding a magnifying glass up to his life, laying bare his vulnerabilities and his fears, his sadness and his joy.

McCombs, Cass "Tip Of The Sphere" CD/LP (ANTI) 
Tip of the Sphere is McCombs' 9th studio album and while many of his records have been comprised of songs recorded in different studios and pieced togeth- er over time, this one was recorded quickly in one lo- cation with a strong sense of purpose, resulting in his most consistent record to date. This approach brings a raw immediacy to his songs, which are some of his best yet as he finds the perfect balance of compassion and experimentation.

Mercury Rev "Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited" LP (Partisan) 
Mercury Rev's tribute to Bobbie Gentry's 1968 gem The Delta Sweete . Featuring an amazingly talented group of featured vocalists - Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Phoebe Bridgers, Margo Price, Rachel Goswell (Slowdive), Beth Orton, Marissa Nadler, Vashti Bunyan, Kaela Sinclair (M83), Susanne Sundfør and Carice van Houten.
Midwife "Like Author, Like Daughter" LP (Whited Sepulchre) Under the name Sister Grotto, Denver based artist Madeline Johnston explores the limits of minimalism in transcendental drone-pop. With "Like Author, Like Daughter", Johnston uses the Midwife moniker to craft triumphant, fist-in-the-air anthems that tackle themes of dislocation and falling in (and out) of love with a person, a home and yourself.

Mope City "News From Home" LP (Tenth Court) 
New album from Australian indie group.

Mope City "Petri Dish" LP (Tenth Court) 
2016 album from Aussie indie rockers.

Morby, Kevin "Harlem River Dub" 12" (Woodsist) 
Limited edition 12" featuring 2 extended Harlem River Dub remixes by Aaron Coyes / Peaking Lights with art by Robbie Simon. Digital includes an extended version of the original track. Edition of 1,000 on black vinyl.

Nude Party, The "The Nude Party" LP (New West) 
The Nude Party have garnered much praise for their self titled 2018 release. Most people who listen to their music become fans and everyone who attends a live show is an instant convert. In 2018 alone, the band has toured with the likes of Ron Gallo, Arctic Monkeys and Jack White. They are set to hit the road with Dr. Dog in February of 2019. In celebration of their success and road dog attitude New West will be reissuing The Nude Party on gold colored vinyl along with a transparent blue 7 featuring the bands hit single, Chevrolet Van as well as an unreleased b-side, Poor Boy Blues. Get them while they're hot. This pressing is limited to 500 units for the entire world.

Pratt, Jessica "Quiet Signs" CD/LP (Mexican Summer)
Jessica Pratt is not a loud performer. She does not have to be. In a club of a few hundred, even the bar staff are known to go quiet while she's on stage. Her third album, Quiet Signs, feels like a distillation of this power. The album leads off with "Opening Night," a nod to Gena Rowlands' harrowing, brilliant performance in the John Cassavetes film of the same name. It's also an emblem of where this spare, mysterious collection of songs falls in the course of Pratt's career.

Prince "3121" CD/2xLP (SMG)
Prince's chart-topping 3121 is available on limited edition purple vinyl for the first time ever! Originally released in 2006, this album features wall-to-wall jamz from the gentle "Te Amo Corazon" to the non-stop groove of "Black Sweat."

Prince "Musicology" CD/2xLP (SMG) 
Prince's Musicology is available on limited edition purple vinyl for the first time for a new generation of true funk soldiers to discover! This classic 2004 album, released just after Prince's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, had millions grooving thanks to modern classics like "Musicology," "Call My Name" and "Cinnamon Girl."


Prince "Planet Earth" (150-g Purple Vinyl w/ Lenticular Cover) LP (SMG) 
For the first time, Prince's unforgettable 2007 album can be a part of your vinyl collection. Rediscover your favorite tracks on this premiere limited edition purple vinyl pressing with lenticular cover, from "Guitar" and "Chelsea Rodgers" to the Grammy-nominated "Future Baby Mama."
Prince "Planet Earth" (Lenticular Cover) CD (SMG) CD version.

Work, The "Slow Crimes" LP (Spittle) 
Spittle Records present a reissue of The Work's Slow Crimes, originally released in 1982. The Work were a full electric band featuring Tim Hodgkinson, Bill Gilonis, Mick Hobbs, and Rick Wilson. Unapologetically raw and direct, The Work's first album stands as one of the most essential and uncompromising pieces of vinyl in the field of experimental rock. Printed inner sleeve with unpublished pictures and various memorabilia. Included CD containing four extra tracks, three of which are from The Work's first and only 7", including the anthemic "I Hate America".

Xiu Xiu "Girl with Basket of Fruit" LP (Polyvinyl) 
Xiu Xiu's new album is imbued with the agitation, tension, sorrow and anger that has permeated the daily lives of so many over the last few years. Produced by Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) and Angela Seo (Xiu Xiu) and mixed by John Congleton (Sigur Ros, St. Vincent, Spoon). "'Scisssssssors' charges back into the band's eccentric discomfort. The drums move frenzied and tribal over frontman Jamie Stewart's possessed mutterings. It all sounds like a dark, experimental ritual" (Stereogum).

Yak "Pursuit of Momentary Happiness" LP (Third Man) 
Few albums in rock 'n' roll history have seen its creator's obsession veer so close to self-destruction, as Yak's The Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness. For singer, guitarist and driving force Oli Burslem, making his band's second album became about pursuing his artistic vision at the expense of all else, including his own financial security, and mental health. Who else these days invests every single penny available to them into recording, to the point where they become homeless? If you've ever asked yourself, "Where have all the guitar rockstars gone?," we have an answer: they are sleeping in the back of an old Citroën in a London alleyway awaiting the release of their hard-earned masterpiece.


CLASSIC ROCK
Pink Floyd "BBC 1968" LP (No Kidding) 
Performing on four different dates in 1968, just prior to and following the release of their legendary second LP, A Saucerful of Secrets, this is Pink Floyd at their early psychedelic peak. The first two tracks come from live shows in London at the Barnes Common and East Stratford at the Abbey Mills Pumping Station. The four tracks from June 25th were recorded in-studio at the BBC's own Piccadilly Studios. All of side B comes from an amazing December 2nd set from BBC's Studio 4, BBC Maida Vale Studios in London. Limited edition splatter vinyl LP.


PROG & PSYCH ROCK
Batoh, Masaki "Nowhere" LP (Drag City) 
New psychedelic folk album from member of Ghost.


PUNK / HARDCORE
Pop, Iggy "Santa Monica '77 Featuring David Bowie" LP (Protus) 
Iggy Pop, live at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA on April 15th, 1977. Part of Iggy's 30-date "Rock Around The World" tour, he's backed here by David Bowie, the formidable Sales brothers (Tony and Hunt), and Ricky Gardiner. The entire original King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcast is presented here, professionally remastered, with background liners, interviews, and rare photos capturing the period.

v/a "Milano After Punk: Rare and Unreleased Tracks from Milan's Underground New Wave Scene 1979-1984" LP+CD (Spittle) 
Sharp guitars, primordial drum machines, synthesizers bought at a high price and 4-track cassette recorders were the tools used to affirm their belonging to a creative movement that developed simultaneously throughout Europe. Concept and compilation by Fred Ventura. Includes CD.


MINIMAL WAVE
Ritual Veil "Wolf in the Night" LP (Avant!) 
Take the familiarity of new wave, post punk and synthpop and throw a sexbeat and goth subculture cloak over it. Add a kind of starry-eyed new romantic feel to the whole mixture, and this is where Portland, OR trio, Ritual Veil, come in.


METAL
Nebula "Charged" LP (Heavy Psych Sounds) 
Reissue, originally released back in 2001 on Sub Pop Records, in a new remastered version. Charged is the second full-length album by the stoner rock legends, it's also the last album featuring former Fu Manchu bandmate, Mark Abshire.

Nebula "Demos & Outtakes 98-02" LP (Heavy Psych Sounds) 
Demos & Outtakes 98-02 will include five tracks that have never seen the light of day before, alongside rare demos as well as covers of songs by Leaf Hound, The Creation, and the unique live version of Black Flag's "Nervous Breakdown". Some tracks were written and recorded in these sessions, some never made it on any of these or were used for B-sides and singles. LP versions available in black vinyl or limited edition splatter vinyl.


SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Oroza, Bobby "You're Love Is Too Cold b/w Deja Vu" 7" (Big Crown Records) 
The first time we heard Bobby Oroza, it was his slow moody ballad "This Love", that perked the world's ears and made a name for the dapper crooner that calls Finland his home. Since it's release, "This Love" has become somewhat of an underground hit, the soundtrack to car shows and swap meets in the West Coast, numerous movies and TV shows, and it even made it to Earl Sweatshirt's most recent mixtape. This new single from Bobby Oroza picks up the tempo and show- cases another side of his range with a record sure to move bodies and nod heads.

Parliament "Osmium" LP (Demon Records Uk) 
Osmium is the debut album by funk band Parliament, led by George Clinton. The album has a psychedelic soul sound with a spirit of experimentation that is more similar to early Funkadelic than the later R&B-inspired Parliament albums.


FOLK
Chapman, Michael "True North" LP (Paradise of Bachelors) 
The masterful follow-up to his universally celebrated 2017 album 50,Michael Chapman's True North finds the elder statesman of British songwriting and guitar plumbing an even deeper deep and honing an ever keener edge to his iconic writing. This authoritative set of predominantly new, and?utterly devastating, songs hews to a more intimate sonic signature-more atmospheric, textural, and minimalist than 50, stately and melancholy in equal measure.


BLUES
Brown, Clarence 'Gatemouth' "Live From Austin, TX" LP (New West) 
Texas music has always been a melting pot of many styles, genres, cultural and ethnic influences, but Gatemouth was a one-man cauldron of sonic intensity and originality unmatched by anyone before or since. Whether playing one of his blistering blues guitar solos or teasing a country or Cajun melody out of his ever-present fiddle, Gatemouth's versatility reflected the musical palette of his home turf - a potpourri of blues, jazz, Cajun, r&b, Texas funk and honky-tonk. Gate borrowed heavily from the Big Band sound, and his music could swing with the best of them, as he demonstrates in this show recorded on February 6, 1996 (the last of his four appearances on Austin City Limits®).

Collins, Albert "Live From Austin, TX" LP (New West) 
They called him the "The Ice Man" and "The Master of the Telecaster," but above all else, Albert Collins was a consummate Texas bluesman. Albert was on fire the night of his taping on October 28th, 1991. His performance was a wild ride, and the ACL stage proved too small for his antics. He was first and foremost an entertainer, but nonetheless belongs up front in the pantheon of great  blues guitarists.

Johnson, Blind Willie "Jesus is Coming Soon" LP (Down at Dawn) 
No other singers like Blind Willie Johnson caught the essence between deep blues and raw gospel. A deep mixture of sanctified lyrics and raw sliding guitar. Jesus Is Coming Soon consists of a selection of 17 tracks from the 1929/1930 recording sessions including the unprecedented masterpiece of "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground".

McTell, Blind Willie "Drive Away Blues" LP (Down at Dawn) 
The uncommon Atlanta street musician and twelve-string guitar specialist. A master interpreter in various styles from country blues to gospel to ragtime.


JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Bailey, Derek & Cyro Baptista "Cyro" 2xLP (Honest Jon's) 
Reissue, originally released on Incus in 1988. São Paulo percussionist Baptista, whose infectious grooves have graced the work of Herbie Hancock, Astrud Gilberto, and Cassandra Wilson, expertly fires off cunning polyrhythms, even traces of thumping samba, with restless fluency. Bailey, the wily old fox, homes in on the delicious squeaks of the cuica and the twanging drones of the berimbau with truly awesome tonal precision. Frustrating, scary, hilarious free improvisations.

Bailey, Derek & Tony Coe "Time" 2xLP (Honest Jon's) 
Reissue, originally released on Incus in 1979. Multi-reedist Tony Coe cut his teeth as a career jazzman with Humphrey Lyttleton, before an extended stint with the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band. Coe also played under the baton of modernist Pierre Boulez. On this rare 1979 duo outing, Coe sticks to clarinet as his meandering semitones and sinuous arabesques recall both Boulez's clarinet writing in Domaines, and the harmonic world of Boulez's own teacher Olivier Messiaen. Coe and Bailey are on stellar form throughout, both are supremely lyrical and spacious.

Carter, Daniel, Tobias Wilner, Djibril Toure, Federico Ughi "New York United" LP (577 Records) 
Legendary downtown music master Daniel Carter meets Tobias Wilner from world-renowned electronic band Blue Foundation. Featuring Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure drum wiz Federico Ughi. As a band, they have played a number of concerts in NYC, including the Forward Festival 2016 and 2018, and are currently promoting their debut album. This group is the ultimate mix between the classic New York sound of the avant-garde (i.e., John Coltrane & Albert Ayler) combined with electronic manipulation and production.

Shorter, Wayne "Etcetera" LP (Blue Note) 
Recorded on June 14, 1965 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, but not released on Blue Note until 1980. The band features Cecil McBee (bass), Joe Chambers (drums), Herbie Hancock (piano), and Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone).

Williams, Mary Lou "Black Christ of the Andes" LP (Down at Dawn) 
Reissue, originally issued in 1965. Black Christ Of The Andes is about the ideal meeting between jazz and the spiritual, from the dark, smoky atmospheres of the Devil's music to the luminous sound of the African-American Church. All arranged and conducted by the great Melba Liston and featuring performances of jazz luminaries such as Milt Hinton, Grant Green, and more.


REGGAE / DUB / SKA
Dillinger "Marijuana in My Brain" LP (Radiation Roots) 
Reissue, originally issued in 1977. Initially known as Young Capone, Lester Bullock was renamed Dillinger by Lee 'Scratch' Perry, the first producer to record a significant number of tracks with the youth. Marijuana In My Brain placed the toaster over some of Bunny 'Striker' Lee's hottest rhythms.

Mad Professor "Schizophrenic Dub: Dub Me Crazy Vol.6" LP (Ariwa Sounds) 
Reissue, originally released in 1986.

Marley, Bob & the Wailers "Soul Rebels" LP (Radiation Roots) 
Reissue, originally issued in 1970. Easily one of the greatest roots reggae albums of all time, Soul Rebels resulted from the intensive partnership brokered by the group and maverick producer, Lee 'Scratch' Perry. It was the first Wailers 'concept' album, conceived as a long-player based on a rebellious theme, rather than a collection of isolated singles, and the presence of the Barrett brothers in the rhythm section, as well as Peter Tosh, pointed the way for greater glories to come.

Sly & Robbie "Dubs For Tubs: A Tribute To King Tubby" LP (Radiation Roots) 
Radiation Roots present a reissue of Sly & Robbie's Dubs For Tubs: A Tribute To King Tubby, originally released in 1990. - Lowell Dunbar and Robert Shakespeare are the renowned Jamaican rhythm section that has worked with a range of international stars, including Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Joan Armatrading, Garland Jeffries, and countless others. - Dubs For Tubs: A Tribute To King Tubby is a digital dub salute to King Tubby, issued shortly after his terrible murder; it is mostly comprised of synthesizer re-cuts of classic Jamaican rhythms.


WORLD MUSIC
Conti, Ivan Mamao "Poison Fruit" LP (Far Our) 
Ivan "Mamão" Conti presents is first album in over twenty years, Poison Fruit. On Poison Fruit, Mamão shares his zany carioca character across eleven tracks of roots-y electronic samba and tripped-out jazz, beats, and dance music. As one third of cult Rio jazz-funk trio Azymuth, Mamão was at the root of the group's "samba doido" (crazy samba) philosophy. More recently Mamão recorded an album with hip-hop royalty Madlib under the shared moniker Jackson Conti. Take a bite of Mamão's psychoactive papaya and join the maestro on a weird and wonderful stroll through the Brazilian jungle. Includes download code. 


ELECTRONIC
Collapsing Scenery "God's Least Favorite" 12"
Collapsing Scenery "Let's Burn Down the Cornfield" 7"
Collapsing Scenery "Metaphysical Cops" 12"
Collapsing Scenery "Straight World Problems" 12"
Collapsing Scenery "The Cat Looks At the King" 7"
Collapsing Scenery x Ninjaman "Money" 12" 
(Metropolitan Indian)
Featuring Don DeVore (known from Icarus Line, Lilys, Ink & Dagger), Collapsing Scenery delivers four songs that twist with beauty, catastrophe, control and chaos to tackle social and political topics weaved in undeniable rhythm and meter.

Jaar, Nicolas "Nymphs" 3xLP (R&S Records) 
3xLP release compiling Jaar's "Nymphs" EP series.

Silk Road Assassins "State Of Ruin" CD/LP (Planet Mu) Sci-fi-styled, synthy grime & drill mutations from Tom E Vercetti, Chemist and Lovedr0id a.k.a. Silk Road Assassins, with guest spots from Kuedo and WWWINGS (a.k.a. Ars Was Taken).


SOUNDTRACKS
"Halloween" by John Carpenter LP (Sacred Bones) 
"Blood puddle" colored vinyl version.

"King Kong vs Godzilla" by Akira Ifukube LP (Doxy) 
Akira Ifukube's score to the legendary 1962 monster movie King Kong vs. Godzilla. Ifukube's visionary music is tense and violent, a perfect complement to Ishiro Honda's film. Edition of 500.

Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody" LP (Hollywood Records) 
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music & their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Defying stereotypes and shattering convention, Freddie became one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band with their iconic songs and revolutionary sound through to Live Aid, becoming of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.


EXPERIMENTAL
About Group "RAK" LP (Treader) 
The second About Group recording for Treader, this time replacing Charles Hayward with Rupert Clervaux. His elegant drumming takes the group into new territories which together with Coxon's simple and insistent guitar themes forms a regular backbone for four extended group compositions containing a surprising collision of sounds and influences. Pat Thomas, with his background in free jazz and improv, and Susumu Mukai, more commonly heard in the company of Floating Points, make strange bedfellows with Alexis Taylor's mooger-foogered rhodes, but somehow it all crystallizes perfectly. The clearest precedent for this engaging recording is Ege Bamyasi-era Can, but really it occupies a position of its own.

Dead C "Rare Ravers" CD (Ba Da Bing) 
Now available on CD.

Jarmusch, Jim & Jozef Van Wissem "An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil" CD/LP (Sacred Bones Records) 
Experimental lute player Jozef Van Wissem and acclaimed film director and musician Jim Jarmusch have a working relationship that dates back to 2006, when they ran into each other on the street in New York City and quickly struck up a friendship. Van Wissem contributed to the soundtrack for Jarmusch's 2013 movie Only Lovers Left Alive, and the two have collaborated on three previous studio albums - Apokatastasis, Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity, and The Mystery of Heaven. An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil is their second release as a duo for Sacred Bones Records, following The Mystery of Heaven, and its narrative picks up where that album left off.

Tutti, Cosey Fanni "Tutti" LP (Conspiracy International) 
Tutti is eight soundscapes: an audio self-portrait of manipulated sound recordings from Cosey's life, music and art. Tutti is Cosey Fanni Tutti's only solo release since 1982's Time To Tell. These eight pieces were originally conceived as the soundtrack to the autobiographical film Harmonic Coumaction (2017), and performed live in February 2017. On Tutti, the music has been updated and enhanced with elements of the original tracks re-recorded and processed specifically to create a unique stand-alone document, separate to the live performance and installation.

Young, Nate "Volume One: Dilemmas Of Identity" LP (Lower Floor Music) 
First release in a new multi-part series of solo releases by the Wolf Eyes frontman. An evolution from the previous Regression material, taking in elements of classic synth soundtracks, ambient and electronic body music, but filtered through a typically off-centre Michigan underground sensibility. In the Regression series-Regression (2009), Stay Asleep (2011), Other Days (2012), Blinding Confusion (2013)-Young drew a compositional aesthetic from Italian library music and musique concrète. Since then, Young has been interpreting the traditional musical methods of rhythm and melody into complex synthesizer compositions. These songs were commonly made as a distraction from grief, seasonal depression, and isolation. Sometimes severely ridiculous and unrelenting; other times slow, sparse and strange; this material didn't fit in with the Regression series. It was archived and unreleased until now. Nate Young Volume One: Dilemmas Of Identity will be released February, 2019 on Lower Floor Music.


LOCAL MUSIC
Guma "s/t" LP (Big Ego)



Friday, February 1st

POP/ROCK
Alpha Stone "Stereophonic Pop Art Music" 2xLP (Hoga Nord Arkiv) 
In 1996, Alpha Stone recorded the album Stereophonic Pop Art Music and it was released on Bomp! Records on CD. The album hasn't had a "proper" vinyl release until now. Pete "Bassman" Bain, one of the founding members of the UK cult psych rock band Spacemen 3, formed Alpha Stone in the mid-nineties. Fuzz, synthesizer-sweeps, programmed drums, and processed vocals are the cornerstones in Alpha Stone's sound.

Angel Corpus Christie "The Real Angel Corpus Christie" LP (Mono-Tone) 
This career-long compilation, from her 1984 debut to recent stuff, mixes idiosyncratic covers and minimalist, left-field, ultra-catchy pop. Features guest stars Alan Vega (Suicide), Dean Wareham (Luna/Galaxie 500), and Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3/Spectrum).

Beirut "Gallipoli" CD/LP (4AD)   
Gallipoli, Beirut's fifth album, started life when Zach Condon returned to his old Farfisa organ, the same one he used to write his first two albums, Gulag Orkestar (2006) and The Flying Club Cup (2007). After stints writing and recording in both New York and Berlin, with time for Zach to recover from a broken arm factored in, band plus producer Gabe Wax (Speedy Ortiz, Soccer Mommy, Adrianne Lenker/Big Thief) headed to Puglia in Italy to finish the album. With the remote rural setting "the right amount of isolated", an intense month of 12 to 16-hour days in the studio with day trips around the coastline followed. Inspired by the surroundings, Gallipoli is unintentionally more visceral than Beirut's more recent albums, alive with an energy that is further enhanced by every creak and groan of their instruments, every detuned note, and all amp buzz and technical malfunction being left in the cracks of the songs.

Bowery Electric "Lushlife" LP (Beggars Banquet)   
20th anniversary edition. Originally released in early 2000 by Beggars Banquet, Lushlife peaked at No. 14 on the CMJ Top 200 chart and No. 11 on the Core Radio chart. Nearly two years in the making, Lushlife, in what would become the band's final album, took even greater strides forward from previous releases. The album teems with atomized sounds, each one opening a portal in the mix, importing a haze of space and history, evoking the distant buzz of the city beyond the studio. Throughout, gilded strings build, sway and exhale, plugging the music into the sumptuous melancholy of Philly soul, the emotive Mancini-inspired arrangements of Gaye and Mayfield and the edgy soundtrack scores of David Shire. Yet with all the experiment and variation, Lushlife is actually quite a deliberate and enticing affair for the ear and mind.

Bright Light Social Hour "Jude Vol 1" LP (Modern Outsider) 
The Bright Light Social Hour is an American psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas. The band is composed of Jackie O'Brien (bass guitar/vocals), Curtis Roush (guitar/vocals), Edward Braillif (synthesizers/guitar), and Joseph Mirasole (drums.) Known for their incredible live shows, The Bright Light Social Hour has performed at major festivals including Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, in addition to their own international touring. They have received acclaim from KCRW and Huffington Post.

Butcherettes, Le "bi/MENTAL" CD/LP (Rise) 
Le Butcherettes is one of the most insane, unrestrained and ultimately ground-breaking bands of the 21st century, and it's head (vocalist and lead guitarist) Teri Gender Bender is a visionary in the punk-rock genre who has collaborated with some of the greatest names in rock, such as Iggy Pop and John Frusciante. For the bands newest release bi/MENTAL they teamed up with legendary producer Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads and Modern Lovers fame. The final result is 13 innovative, infectious, and artistic rock songs that capture the passion and energy of Le Butcherettes live show while in a way that sounds both refreshing and modern

Cardigans "First Band on the Moon" LP (Mercury)   
Limited 180 gram vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. First Band on the Moon is the third studio album by The Cardigans and is their best-selling album in the US. Featuring the international single "Lovefool", the album was a major breakthrough for the band in both their native country of Sweden and internationally. This version was remastered at Sterling Sound in NY.

Cherry Glazerr "Stuffed & Ready" CD/LP/CS (Secretly Canadian)   
After releasing 2016's critically acclaimed Apocalipstick, Cherry Glazerr spent the next 18 months touring the world on their own steam. Between DIY All Ages venues, rock clubs, large festival stages, and massive theaters with some of the world's best and most beloved bands (The Pixies, Flaming Lips, Slowdive, and The Breeders, among others), the band has really only stopped to work on their follow up, Stuffed & Ready. While furiously building the band's sound and ideas, front person Clem Creevy enlisted Carlos de La Garza to be the band's studio co-collaborator as they evolved the songs and refined the recordings.

Cold War Kids "This Will All Blow Over In Time" 2xLP (Downtown Records)   
Cold War Kids' first ever compilation album covering the band's first 10 years with Downtown Records. The 23 track 2CD album includes the band's radio singles as well as deep cuts and rarities never before released, such as the track 'Expensive Tastes'.

Deer Tick "Mayonnaise" LP (Partisan) 
"Mayonnaise is a companion piece to Deer Tick Vol. 1 & Deer Tick Vol. 2. On Mayonnaise, you will find alternate versions of songs from Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 that we feel have their own merit and we wanted to share them with our fans. To add to this collection, we decided to record some of the cover songs that Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 inspired us to play along the Twice Is Nice Tour. We had such a good time playing these covers live that it felt appropriate to document them here. And, lastly, if we are going into the studio, why not write a few new songs, record them, and give the fans something new to round this whole collection out?" - Deer Tick

Electronic Circus, The "Direct Lines / Le Chorale" 7" (Animated) 
Reissue of this 1981 UK synth pop 7".

Empire of the Sun "Walking On A Dream" LP 
Australian alt-electro pioneers Empire Of The Sun (Luke Steele & Nick Littlemore) celebrate the tenth anniversary of their multiple-ARIA-award winning debut album, Walking On A Dream, with the release of a limited-edition vinyl - including a gatefold, 180-gram heavyweight vinyl of Walking On A Dream on transparent blood orange vinyl, a unique code to download the previously unreleased track "Chrysalis," and features the original artwork from the initial 2009 vinyl release.

Ex:Re (AKA Elena Tonra) "s/t" LP (Glassnote) 
Running parallel to Daughter, Elena Tonra has assumed the pseudonym Ex:Re (pronounced ex ray) for her eponymously-titled debut solo album, a deeply personal record that was made with both a sense of urgency and a cathartic need. Tonra's candid solo songs document the time after a relationship ended and are written like unsent letters to herself and others.

Girlpool "What Chaos Is Imaginary" CD/LP (ANTI)   
With their powerful harmonies and imaginative songwriting in full force, Girlpool are making new creative leaps with their new album, What Chaos Is Imaginary. Combining elements of shoegaze, folk, and 80's postpunk with their own melodic gifts, these two great songwriters come up with a modern classic full of great tunes and sonic surprises. Impressive growth for this already celebrated band.

Green River "Dry as a Bone" LP (Sub Pop)   
The story of Seattle's rise to global rock supremacy in the late '80s and early '90s begins with Green River. Made up of Jeff Ament (bass), Mark Arm (guitar/vocals), Bruce Fairweather (guitar), Stone Gossard (guitar), and Alex Shumway (drums), the quintet put out three 12"s and a 7" single during its brief existence. Green River's influence on Seattle's music scene spread far and wide thanks to the members' dispersion into bands including Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and Love Battery, as well as the punk-glam-sludge-rock songs they left behind. Dry As A Bone was recorded at Jack Endino's Reciprocal Recording in 1986, and it shows the band in furious form, with Arm's yowl battling Fairweather and Gossard's ferocious guitar playing on "This Town" and "Unwind" opening as a slow bluesy grind then jump-starting itself into a hyperactive chase. The deluxe edition includes Green River's cuts from the crucial Seattle-scene compilation Deep Six, as well as long-lost songs that were recorded to the now-archaic format Betamax.

Jealous Of The Birds "Wisdom Teeth" LP (Atlantic) 
2019 release from Naomi Hamilton AKA Jealous of the Birds. This is her first EP of completely new material since signing with Canvasback Music. Wisdom Teeth follows the successful summer EP The Moths Of What I Want Will Eat Me In My Sleep. Hamilton released her first EP Capricorn while studying English and Creative Writing at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Much of her lyrics come from personal notebooks of poetry or grow out of literary references from her reading collection.

Mandolin Orange "Tides of a Teardrop" CD/LP (Yep Roc)   
Anchored by poignant songwriting and their intimate live shows, Mandolin Orange (Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz) has quietly and confidently found their audience. Thematically this album is a release for Andrew Marlin, the group's songwriter. He lost his mother at a younger age, and although that has impacted his writing in the past, this collection of songs is thematically about letting go and finding peace. Marlin and Frantz were joined by their touring band and for the first time, took more than a few quick days between tour, to record the album. That level of comfort shines through in the band's most accomplished set of songs to date.

Moth & The Flame "Ruthless" CD (Robot Farming) 
Ruthless marks The Moth & the Flame's return from a year-long hiatus after lead singer Brandon Robbins donated his kidney to Corey Fox (an early booster of the band, and owner of the venue Velour in Provo, UT). With songwriting as his outlet during recovery, Robbins along with bandmates Mark Garbett and Andrew Tolman, hoped to shed the realities of anxiety and depression through their new album.

Nuke Cult "s/t" 7" (Animated) 
New 7" from the Kansas City punk band.

Sinclair, A. "Catpaws" LP (Nine Mile Records) 
Every song that Aaron Sinclair writes has a certain underlying feeling. SPIN described it as 'twitchy paranoia.' Baeble Music sensed a 'strung-out urgency' in his voice, while the Austin Chronicle called his music 'tension-driven' with 'tight, rough riffs and sharp post-punk lines.' This is definitely apparent on A Sinclair's newest release 'Catpaws' our Feb 1st on Nine Mile Records. 'Catpaws' widens Sinclair's songwriting focus and brings a new level of focused energy to song craft and the most intensely rocking album of their career.

Telescopes, The "Early Studio Recordings" LP (Bang!) 
The Telescopes's first four EPs are compiled as Early Studio Recordings, a reissue of their studio recordings from 1989 to 1990. This legendary British band was a leader of the late '80s and early '90s shoe-gaze and melodic noise scene alongside the likes of The Jesus And Mary Chain. The Telescopes, with leader Stephen Lawrie, recorded these EPs in the same period as their first album, Taste (1989).

Unwound "What Was Wound" 10xCD+DVD (Numero) The definitive Unwound. All seven of their studio albums, nine singles, 24 compilation tracks, complete Peel Sessions, original demo tape, originalFake Train  recorded with Tim Green,Live Leaves , a disc of live rarities, and pre-unwound band Giant Henry's complete recordings (plus 2001 reunion show), plus a 90-minute DVD filled with live footage, videos, and other detritus of the VHS era. Foil-wrapped hardcover book contains David Wilcox's complete 40,000 word liner notes, reflections by Justin Trosper, Sara Lund, and Brandt Sandeno, map of Olympia punk houses, dozens of previously unpublished photographs, a flyer gallery, and annotated discography.

White Lies "Five" CD (PIAS America) 
New album from the UK post-punk trio.


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

Fiasco, Lupe "Lasers" 2xLP (Rhino) 
Limited red vinyl reissue of the 2011 album.

P.O.S "Never Better" 3xLP (Rhymesayers) 
This deluxe, 3xLP anniversary edition of the third album by the Minneapolis indie hip hop collective Doomtree is pressed on Cyan, Magenta and Yellow colored vinyl with 4 bonus tracks, a screen-printed side F, and a free digital download card.

Viper "You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack" LP (Animated Music) 
Vinyl version of the infamous album from the Houston rapper.


CLASSIC ROCK
Buffalo Springfield "Buffalo Springfield Again" LP (Rhino) 
Limited reissue of the mono mix of their 1967 sophomore outing.

Buffalo Springfield "s/t" LP (Rhino) 
Limited reissue of the mono mix of their 1966 debut.

NRBQ "Scraps" LP (Sundazed) 
The wildly eclectic New Rhythm & Blues Quintet, better known to its worldwide legion of adoring fans as NRBQ (or just the Q!), is the only band on the planet that can play rockabilly, bar-band blooze, Beatles sound-alikes and Sun Ra-style free jazz in the same set and remain standing. By the time keyboardist Terry Adams, vocalist Frank Gadler, bassist Joey Spampinato, drummer Tom Staley and fabulous new guitarist Al Anderson released Scraps, their wonderful second album in 1972, they had relocated from Florida to New Jerseyand, like their name says, they were actually a quintet for the only time in their career. From the infectious Howard Johnstons Got His Ho-Jo Working to the lovably understated Magnet, Scraps is loaded with NRBQ classics that lived up to the eye-popping press garnered by their self-titled 1969 debut.

NRBQ "Workshop" LP (Sundazed) 
The Q immediately followed Scraps with 1973s equally terrific Workshop. Gadler had departed, reducing the Quintet to its customary foursome (natch!), but the band never missed a beat with an album that featured the hypnotically chugging Come On If Youre Coming, the mouth-watering RC Cola and a Moon Pie and the ultra-prophetic Get That Gasoline Blues."
Ronstadt, Linda "Live In Hollywood" [Brick and Mortar Exclusive Red Vinyl] LP (Rhino) Limited red vinyl version of her first ever live release, from a 1980 concert recorded for a never-released HBO special.


ROCK 'N ROLL / ROCKABILLY / SURF ROCK / GARAGE
Belairs, The "Mr Moto: The Origins of Surf Music 1960-1963" LP+CD (Munster Record) 
Although their official output was very limited, The Belairs were one of the key bands in the birth of surf music. They spawned a musical legacy, paved the way for many other surf bands and their members went on to other outfits such as The Standells, Eddie & The Showmen, and The Challengers. Mr Moto: The Origins of Surf Music 1960-1963 gathers their 1961 hit "Mr Moto" and other studio and home recordings. Includes CD with 12 bonus tracks.


PROG & PSYCH ROCK
Neighb'rhood Childr'n "s/t" LP (Sundazed)   
Vinyl LP pressing. Rock 'n' roll lightning can strike anywhere. The Neigb'rhood Childr'n, tucked away in Medford, Oregon., near the California border were living proof that if you've got it, your mailing address doesn't really matter. And The Neighb'rhood Childr'n definitely had it. When Dyan Hoffman, Rick Bolz, Ron Raschdorf and W.A. Farrens drove 350 miles through the mighty redwood groves down to San Francisco to cut their first album at Leo de Gar Kulka's Golden State Recorders, they couldn't have picked a better time. It was the summer of 1967 - now known as the Summer Of Love - and San Francisco was inundated with young people from all over the world, spurred on by a blossoming rock scene that included Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Co. And the Grateful Dead.


PUNK / HARDCORE
Plastic "s/t" LP (Lumpy Records) 
Nevermind the darkwave, the latest tape of CHI's moodiest trio gets the treatment just in time for winter. This is a fine synth record that stands out amid all this horrid post-coneheads hogwash and dull goth/postpunk. They know how to space out maybe it's the cynicism that keeps them from being a grateful dead tribute band. A recommended listen for solitude in the dark.

Ramones "Road to Ruin" LP (Rhino) 
Limited blue vinyl reissue of their fourth album, originally released in 1978.


GOTH / DARKWAVE
Boy Harsher "Careful" CD/LP (Nude Club) 
Boy Harsher's second full-length album, Careful, further develops the bands brooding dance style, set up in their previous ep Country Girl. The ten songs, spanning forty-four minutes, contain eerie narrative soundscapes that are bracing, high tempo and dynamic. The album delivers manifold emotions, from the nostalgic yearning of LA to the gripping intensity of Come Closer. The nervousness of Augustus Muller's bent, out of tune synths paired with the lush and sometimes brittle vocals of Jae Matthews, delivers an unsettled, yet fulfilling encounter with Boy Harsher. Careful summons a new spirit for the young band - that of growth and desire.

Boy Harsher "Lesser Man" (Extended Version) LP (Nude Club) 
Lesser Man (Extended Version) is the first release of Boy Harsher`s imprint, Nude Club Records, originally released on cassette by Soft Science in (2014), and Night People (2015). The album was reissued by the infamous Berlin goth label aufnahme + wiedergabe in Nov 2017 on 500 copies, and sold out in less than two weeks. Remastered by Thomas P. Heckmann at Trope Mastering, Lesser Man (Extended Version) includes the dark wave hit, Pain and the unreleased track Run which was recorded during the Lesser Man session. Pressed on limited edition Gold vinyl.


METAL
Metallica "Helping Hands...Live & Acoustic at The Masonic" LP (Blackened Recordings) 
Helping Hands...Live & Acoustic at The Masonic features rare acoustic renditions of hits and deep cuts spanning the Metallica catalogue (as well as covers of Deep Purple, Nazareth, Bob Seger and Blue Öyster Cult classics), captured on 140g colored vinyl with proceeds donated to the band's All Within My Hands Foundation. Helping Hands...Live & Acoustic at The Masonic continues AWMH's mission to fight hunger and to assist in creating sustainable communities through workforce education.

Power Trip "Nightmare Logic" CS (Southern Lord) 
Cassette version now available.

Soen "Lotus" CD (Silver Lining Music) 
Swedish-based progressive metal group Soen purge themselves of their fourth album, Lotus. Featuring nine pieces, Lotus is the latest in a line of aural therapies from the band, questioning much of today's darkness as juxtaposed with moments of great escape and hope.


SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Finnigan, Kelly "I Don't Wanna Wait" b/w "It's Not That Easy" 7" (Colemine) 
First 45 release from Monophonics' lead singer Kelly Finnigan puts his multitude of talents on full display! "I Don't Wanna Wait" is a catchy, gritty soul tune that finds Kelly pleading for love!


FOLK
Incredible String Band "s/t" LP (Sundazed) 
Now in stock.

 
JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Full Blast "Rio" LP (Trost) 
Live at at Audio Rebel, Rio, Brazil - 17.7.2016. Peter Brötzmann - Reeds, Marino Pliakas - E-Bass, Michael Wertmüller - Drums.

Golding, Binker & Elliot Galvin "Ex Nihilo" LP (Byrd Out)   
Binker Golding (Binker and Moses) forges a new partnership with Elliot Galvin on Ex Nihilo. Six new tracks recorded at The Vortex in London, which pull on all Binker's and Elliot's technical repertoire and delve into the experimental recesses of the minds of two of London's young foremost exponents of jazz.


LATIN JAZZ / SALSA
Bataan, Joe "Afrofilipino" LP (Real Gone Music)   
On this first-ever vinyl reissue of Bataan's 1975 Salsoul debut, you'll hear a little disco and funk mixed in with salsa and soul, whose "East Coast Side" and "West Coast Side" were recorded on opposite sides of the country. But no matter where Bataan laid down the tracks, he made sure to get the best musicians-playing on Afrofilipino is a veritable Who's Who of session cats including Richard Tee, John Faddis, Cornell Dupree, Randy Brecker, and David Sanborn.


REGGAE / DUB / SKA
v/a "Strictly The Best 58" CD (VP Records)   
The annual release of Strictly The Best presents the best new Jamaican reggae songs. STB volume 58 features lover's rock and roots reggae from top names and emerging stars in the genre. STB 58 features the brand new hit from Maxi Priest "Rock Steady Love" produced by Clive Hunt & Michelle Williams

v/a "Strictly The Best 59" CD (VP Records) 
STB 59 features the exclusive hit "Come Back Home (Netflix & Chill) by rising UK star Lisa Mercedez (feat. Shams The Producer).


WORLD MUSIC
Kouyate, Bassekou & Ngoni Ba "Miri" LP (Out Here)   
Miri is an album about love, friendship, family, and true values in times of crisis. Features Majid Bekkas, Habib Koite, Madera Limpia, Abdoulaye Diabate, and Afel Bocoum. LP version includes download code with full album; edition of 500.

Mitta, Jay "Tatizo Pesa" LP (Nyege Nyege Tapes) 
The hyper blaze of Jay Mitta's debut album, Tatizo Pesa kicks off a trio of searing singeli albums from the sound's ground zero: the Sisso Studios of the Mburahati ghetto, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. A breathtaking boost of 180bpm+ rhythms, syncopated loops and nagging hooks, Tatizo Pesa notably introduces 13-year-old MC sensation Dogo Janja alongside nine knockout instrumentals that make much western dance music seem prissy and pedestrian. Jay Mitta has produced a new and unmissable high-water mark of the ancient yet up-to-the-second east African music bound to translate directly to all willing bodies. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton. Edition of 300, blue vinyl.

Melodia, Luiz "Maravilhas Contemporaneas" LP (Vinilisssimo) 
Reissue, originally released in 1976. Brazilian music tradition is present on this record but Melodia's rhythmic sense also brings it close to funk or jazz, an idea that is reinforced through explosive brass arrangements. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Duval, Tita y el Nuevo Ritmo de Bobby Rey "Cumbias Internacionales" LP (Vampisoul) 
Argentinian showbiz couple Tita Duval and Roberto Rey recorded Cumbias Internacionales as a compendium of trippy tropical madness masquerading as "international" cumbias. Cumbias Internacionales was an attempt to fuse hippie pop sensibilities with the tropical music for which Duval was famous. The album is a hip, exotic, experimental Afro-psychedelic brew that's even more mind-blowing when you consider Duval was 50 and her husband 60 at the time it was recorded. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Jets, Los "Leccion de Twist" LP (Munster) 
Los Jets were one of the most important bands in the emergence of rock and roll in Argentina, and were also pioneers in fusion, recording Argentine and Latin American folk songs with a rock beat. Leccion De Twist gathers tracks from their two LPs, singles and their only surviving live recording, recorded in January, 1966. Includes CD with 15 bonus tracks.

Juaneco y su Combo "El Gran Cacique" LP (Infopesa) 
Reissue, originally issued in 1972. El Gran Cacique is an essential Peruvian psychedelic cumbia album. Remastered from the original analog tapes at Infopesa's studio by Aldo Montalvo under the direction of original producers Juan Ricardo and Alberto Maraví.

v/a "Calypso Guapacha" LP (Grosso!) 
Zombie Club presents Calypso Guapacha, the fourth sonic artifact for Grosso! The concept is clear and simple: taking a trip to the Caribbean through rhythms and dances that recreate the tropical atmosphere that bring the festive spirit of these lands around the world. Some tracks have been remastered and restored and some are presented on vinyl after many years. Format and selection designed for DJs, collectors and general public. 300 gram sleeve, includes download.

v/a "Picaro Vol. 3: Killer Cumbia, Cuban Calipso, Son Doo-Wop & Many More Caribbean Delights" LP (Grumete) 
After two successful Picaro compilations, the label presents Picaro Vol. 3: Killer Cumbia, Cuban Calipso, Son Doo-Wop & Many More Caribbean Delights, oriented to more tropical sounds. A spectacular collection of mambos, rumbas, tumbas, cha-chachás, merecumbés, boleros, standards and rarities. Features: Miguelito Valdés, Slim Gaillard, Armando Oréfiche, and more.


ELECTRONIC
Elecktroids "Elektroworld" 2xLP (Clone)   
Reissue of the Detroit electro classic.

Fine Jewelers "Braindance Through The Midnight D-Beat" 12" (Bank) 
Fine Jewelers is the duo of Dan Helmer (solo Helmer releases on Valcrond Video and Anomia) and Matt Korvette (vocalist of Pissed Jeans). Working at dangerously high BPMs, Fine Jewelers create neurotic industrial rave music and inhospitable gabber.

Tzusing "A Name Out of Place Collected" 3x12" LP (L.I.E.S.)   
Triple LP retrospective compliation of Tzusing's first three now out of print 12" EPs on L.I.E.S. spanning 2014-2016. These were the precursor to his celebrated debut LP ????, now re-cut and pressed in the United States. Available in limited quantities featuring classics 4 Floors of Whores, 1976, and Face of Electric, among others. Modern World Industrial music for the clubs.

Urano, Yuri "Reed" 12" (YL) 
New 12" from Berlin-based producer.

v/a "Back To Mine: Nightmares on Wax" LP (Back To Mine) 
The iconic album series Back to Mine returns in 2019, to mark it's 20th anniversary, with the indomitable Nightmares on Wax, to share his personal collection of music for after hours grooving. The series was renowned for its eclectic selection and selectors which includes some of the biggest names in electronic and pop music, from the likes of Faithless to Pet Shop Boys, Groove Armada to New Order.


COMPOSERS / LIBRARY MUSIC / NEW AGE
Ashley, Robert "Private Parts" LP (Lovely Music)   
Reissue, originally issued in 1978. No one had ever heard anything like it; Ashley presented an unvarnished exposition of the inner workings of a man's mind. And on the other side, those of a woman. This newly mastered LP release is a must-have for aficionados as well as a perfect introductory work to Ashley's oeuvre. 180 gram vinyl, Stoughton Old Style sleeve, includes libretto.

Behrman, David "On the Other Ocean" LP (Lovely Music) 
Reissue, originally issued as one of Lovely Music's first six releases in 1978. This newly-mastered LP is a must-have for Behrman aficionados or a perfect introduction to his work. 180 gram vinyl, Stoughton Old Style sleeve.

Eastman, Julius "Crazy N*gger" LP (Blume Italy) 
Crazy Nigger is the first time any of Julius Eastman's music has been available on vinyl, and is one of three extended pieces for four pianos written and performed around 1980. A sprawling sonic study, the last section of the piece explores canonic form both harmonically and rhythmically, using the same process as James Tenney's Spectral Canon. Offering extensive liner notes by Leach and Bradford Bailey, this is a seminal work by one of the most important, but neglected, American composers of the 1970s and '80s. Mastering by Giuseppe Ielasi. 180 gram, color vinyl; Edition of 300.

Eastman, Julius "Evil N*gger / Gay Guerrilla" LP (Blume Italy) 
Julius Eastman's seminal classics are now reissued on vinyl for the first time ever. Gay Guerrilla and Evil Nigger, both composed in 1979 with a third work Crazy Nigger, make up what Eastman called The Nigger Series. Some of the most challenging and beautiful works composed for piano during their era, they double as a window into the intricate thought process and contentiousness of their creator. Mastering by Giuseppe Ielasi. 180 gram, color vinyl; Edition of 300.

Vaccina, Lino Capra "Arcaico Armonico" LP (Dark Companion) 
Back to the studio after the incredible success of the reprint of Antico Adagio, Lino Capra Vaccina presents Arcaico Armonico. Strictly acoustic sound -- percussion, gong, tablas, bells, vibraphone, cymbals, dishes, and strange instruments -- Vaccina also plays with tape delays, co-adjuvanted by a sound engineer visionary as Alberto Callegari. Features Paolo Tofani (Area), Camillo Mozzoni, and Juri Camisasca. Eons away from any new age suggestions, the music of Lino Capra Vaccina, in constant evolution, discovers pages submerged by ancient memories shared.

Vaccina, Lino Capra "Metafisiche Del Suono" LP (Dark Companion) 
For fans of the Italian avant-garde, few names inspire the loyalty and devotion offered to the percussionist and composer Lino Capra Vaccina -- a perfect emblem of the country's extraordinary movement of musical minimalism. Vaccina first gained note as a member of Aktuala, and later worked with the likes of Juri Camisasca, Franco Battiato, etc., and within the short-lived super group Telaio Magnetico. Largely executed by the composer on a range of instruments -- vibraphone, chimes, bells, various percussion, piano, strings, gong, and metallophone -- it also features stunning contributions on oboe and English horn by Camillo Mozzoni, psaltery, dulcimer, guitar, and autoharp by Michael Tanner, and viola by Alison Cotton.


SOUNDTRACKS
"Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" by Dr. Timothy Leary LP (Real Gone Music) 
One part psychologist, one part psychonaut, and one part huckster, Dr. Timothy Leary was one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures to emerge from the '60s, and the fact that he released a soundtrack to a film that nobody ever saw fits right in with his modus operandi. Alternating with and accompanying Leary's spoken-word is a mesmerizing East-West blend featuring guitar, tabla, and the rarely-heard veena, an Indian instrument akin to a sitar or a sarod, while odd use of reverb and sound effects create a musique concrete effect blending voice and music. Trippy? You bet.

"Waiting: The Van Duren Story" by Van Duren LP (Omnivore) 
Memphis musician Van Duren had it all going for himself. He was managed and produced by Andrew Loog Oldham (The Rolling Stones) in the 1970s, he was a contemporary of Big Star and was in a post-Big Star band (Baker Street Regulars) with Chris Bell and Jody Stephens, and had made a debut album, Are You Serious?, that had some people comparing him to Paul McCartney. But instead of being the next big thing, he faded into obscurity. Though he didn't break through with Are You Serious? Van continued making music. Forty years later and a world away, two Australians, Wade Jackson and Greg Carey, came across Duren's lost album, fell in love with the music and set out to discover what went wrong. They tracked Van Duren down on Facebook and despite having never picked up a movie camera, they journeyed to the U.S. to meet Van Duren and tell his story. The film will go a long way to right a decades-old wrong, and the Omnivore soundtrack will put Van Duren where he's belonged all along, in the record racks for music lovers to discover.


EXPERIMENTAL
Atrax Morgue "Red Box" 5xCD (Urashima)   
A collection of Atrax Morgue's work on five CDs. Tape after tape, with the help of an analog synthesizer Sequential Circuits Six-Trak, a microphone connected with a Yamaha multi-effect, tape decks, and a mixer, Marco Corbelli blows up emotions and delusions, cutting out the hard way inspired portraits of phobias and deviation. Red Box includes reissues of eleven terrific titles from Corbelli's legendary label Slaughter Productions: In Search Of Death (1993), Catch My Agony (1995), Woundfucker (1998), and more. Each single CD comes inside cardboard wallet with credits and new artwork; Edition of 300 (numbered).

Croatian Amor "Isa" LP (Posh Isolation) 
Copenhagen's Loke Rahbek works in a wide variety of forms. His prolific rate of activity is best viewed through his and Christian Stadgaard's Posh Isolation label. For Isa, he has drawn on an impressive list of guests to realize a nauseating narrative of virtual communication and eschatological programming. Features Yves Tumor, Frederikke Hoffmeier (Puce Mary), and more.

Darksmith "Hatred of Sound" LP (Second Sleep) 
Edition of 200. "The two sides are both tripartite, perhaps less messed up than usual, with the usual limping of difficultly identifiable sounds, phantom appearances of music, deteriorated, elsewhere." --Francesco Tignola

Incapacitants "I, Residuum" LP (Urashima)   
First-time vinyl issue, originally released in 1997. Incapacitants are the best noise band to ever come out of Japan. The group was formed in 1981 in Osaka, as the solo project of Toshiji Mikawa (Hijokaidan) who was joined shortly after by Fumio Kosakai. An Incapacitants all-in-one release, featuring the trademark frenzy, exciting psychedelics and sonic bulldoze, all sounding crystal clear. 140 gram vinyl; comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve; Edition of 199.

Masonna "Open Your Cunt" LP (Urashima) 
Reissue, originally released in 1989. Cascades of electronic noise, a psychedelic touch, and vocal belching mixed together constitute the ingredients of Masonna. This early work focuses an electrically overcharged universe, punctuating the electric and vocal sonorous power with some quiet moments and brief interruptions. Maso Yamazaki founded his project in 1987, with a charismatic and glamorous personality who become a cult figure in "Japanoise" scene. 140 gram vinyl; comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve; Edition of 199.

Mattin "Songbook #7" LP (Munster Records) 
Mattin's Songbook series returns with Songbook #7, one of the most interesting works in the current experimental, improv and noise field. Features Farahnaz Hatam, Colin Hacklander, Lucio Capece, Moor Mother, Cathleen Schuster, and Marcel Dickhage. This songbook takes two moments as historical inspiration in order to rethink the present: the first seven months of 1917 in revolutionary Russia, and the figure of Germaine Berton (pictured on the cover). Songbook #7 digs into dissolution of the social fabric, the rise of fascism, lack of coherence in a collective vision for the future, and the shortcomings of democracy in a capitalist system.

Youngs, Richard "Dissident" LP (Glass Modern) 
Dissident is Richard Youngs's strong follow up to 2018's Belief and Endless Futures. Youngs is also a member of Amor. 180 gram vinyl.



Friday, January 25th

POP/ROCK
An Horse "Rearrange Beds" LP (Lame-O) 
On vinyl for the first time. An Horse's Kate Cooper and Damon Cox met working at a Brisbane independent record store Skinny in the mid-2000s, forming a band together in 2007. Cooper gave a CD of their roughly mixed debut EP Not Really Scared to Tegan and Sara after an in-store performance at Skinny, and quickly got invited to open their 2008 US tour. That led to a Mom + Pop signing, and the release of their critically acclaimed 2009 debut, Rearrange Beds which saw the band touring the world, performing on David Letterman, and opening from everyone from Silversun Pickups to Cage The Elephant to Dashboard Confessional.

Big Star "Live on WLIR" CD/LP (Omnivore Recordings) 
Big Star inspired a fevered allegiance among fans of power pop, giving rise to a cult of believers who spent decades spreading the gospel. Their enthusiasm turned this obscure Memphis pop band-one that got little airplay, sold few records, and only played a handful of times-into a remarkable rock and roll resurrection story. Big Star's trek from obscure Memphis band to standard bearers for an entire genre of music has never been fully mapped-until now.

DAWN "new breed" LP (Local Action) 
Following her acclaimed trilogy of solo albums, electronic R&B innovator DAWN (formerly Dawn Richard) returns with new breed, a new album-length project that dates back to her upbringing in New Orleans, taking in the city's rich traditions and musical heritage. A self-produced return to the electronically-focused sonics of her previous solo work, new breed is an authoritative stamp on the genre in her own unique fashion. A duality between the more soulful sounds of New Orlean's more traditional forms of R&B and DAWN's own innovative brand of electronic sonics. With new breed, DAWN has further set herself apart as one of R&B's true iconoclasts, merging styles and metamorphosing them to her own style to create one of the most important, culturally relevant projects of recent times.

De Augustine, Angelo "Tomb" RED LP (Asthmatic Kitty) 
The third full length album from Thousand Oak, CA's Angelo de Augustine addresses lost love, the cost of honesty, and the ramifications of regret. It's a deeply inward album, but like the best albums about heartbreak, 'Tomb' transforms pain into beauty.

Disq "Communication b/w Parallel" 7" (Saddle Creek) 
New single from the Saddle Creek duo.

Eagles of Death Metal "Death By Sexy" LP (IGA) 
Reissue of the band's second album, released in 2006.

Eagles of Death Metal "Heart On" LP (IGA) 
Reissue of the band's third album, released in 2008.

Eerie Wanda "Pet Town" LP (Joyful News) 
Second album as Eerie Wanda from Dutch/Croatian songwriter and visual artist Marina Tadic is a stripped-down spectral manifestation, anchored by Tadic's wistful lyrics and self possessed vocal delivery. Mixed by producer Jasper Geluk, the album is perched in warm, homespun recordings-live drums are replaced with handclaps, finger snaps, and a Roland-CR 78 drum machine, enhancing the music's tactile and intimate headspace. Using minimal recording techniques, Tadic shaped these ten songs on sheer intuition, while drawing inspiration from solitude: how it can be both a state of euphoria but also one of loneliness-of inner meditation and outer yearning.

Fidlar "Almost Free" CD/LP (Mom + Pop)   
Almost Free, the new release from FIDLAR touches on many of the tragedies and irritations of modern life: existential dread, gentrification, the inescapable sway of the super-rich and the self-involved, post-breakup telecommunication, performative wokeness, the loneliness of sobriety or the lack thereof. But through sheer force of imagination and an unchecked joie de vivre, the L.A.-based band manages to turn feeling wrong into something glorious and essential.

Franti, Michael & Spearhead "Stay Human Vol II" CD (Boo Boo Wax) 
The 10th studio album from the acclaimed artist.

Frost, Max "Gold Rush" LP (Atlantic) 
Executive produced by Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick (of Fitz and the Tantrums) with production by Mick Schultz (Rihanna, Jeremih, YG), JR Rotem (Panic! At The Disco, Nicki Minaj, Fallout Boy) and M-Phazes (Eminem, Logic, KYLE), Gold Rush further includes such popular tracks as "Eleven Days" and "Sometimes".

Guided By Voices "Zeppelin Over China" CD/LP (GBV Inc) 
Zeppelin Over China is a major and majestic work in the GBV canon, spotlighting the scope and genius of Robert Pollard's songwriting. With thirty-two songs in 75 minutes, the massive double-album Zeppelin reaches lofty heights on it's musical journey. Pollard continues to deliver endless invention and emotional wallop in two and three-minute guitar rock gems.

Hamburger, Neil "Still Dwelling" CD/LP/CS (Drag City) 
In our time of America's greatest dismay, it takes "America's Funnyman" to show the way back to a little bit of love and a whole lot of classic entertainment. With vocal pipes alight and a full studio orchestra behind him, Neil Hamburger is Still Dwelling - and dare we say, better than ever, as he brings to new life some of the greatest songs of his era. Known around the world for timeless comedy routines, Neil's no slouch when it comes to all-round entertainment, either - having sung his own songs and others in concert for many years, notably tackling the country genre to great acclaim on such albums as First of Dismay and Sings Country Winners. With Still Dwelling, the Hamburger touch is applied to a veritable potpourri of 20th century songwriters, from Frank Loesser to Lennon & McCartney, from Andrew Lloyd Webber to T.S.O.L. Don't forget about Ann & Nancy Wilson, either - talk about Heart! This ambitious project began with a handful of popular standards that Neil and his accompanist of choice, Erik Paparozzi performed regularly on the road. These numbers allowed Neil to sing his truth, relieving the unending pain of all his trials. This music flows through the speakers, from Neil's heart to ours.

Keuning "Prismism" CD (Pretty Faithful) 
More than 17 years have passed since Iowa transplant Dave Keuning placed an ad in the local Las Vegas Weekly looking to form a band, mentioning Oasis as one of his faves. An eager 20-year-old named Brandon Flowers, who shared Keuning's love of groups like New Order and the Cure, answered it, only to have Dave promptly hand him a TASCAM-recorded four-track demo of "Mr. Brightside." The result was the formation of The Killers, who have released five consecutive chart-topping albums and toured the world thanks to a songwriting partnership which molded such hits as "Somebody Told Me," "When You Were Young," "Read My Mind," "A Dustland Fairy Tale," "The World We Live In" and "Spaceman," among others.

Krol, Mike "Power Chords" CD (Merge)   
Power Chords picks up where 2015's Turkey left off. It traces Krol's journey back to punk rock, harnessing both the guitar technique and the musical redemption referenced in it's title. He's wielding the same influences-Misfits, The Strokes, early Weezer, Ramones-but turning up the gravity and the gain. Indeed, Krol has gone somewhere new; yes, he bludgeoned himself with over-analysis and self-loathing, but along the way he stumbled upon a trove of intricate guitar lines and artfully mutating melodies.

LIP TALK "D A Y S" LP (Northern Spy) 
LIP TALK is the project and alternate identity of frontwoman Sarah K. Pedinotti, and D A Y S is her debut album. "I imagined characters in the songs like scenes in a movie, emotion expressed like colors on a canvas," Pedinotti says of D A Y S. Throughout, Pedinotti's production mixes singsong simplicity with densely ambitious art rock, charming and challenging her audience in equal measure.

McDaniel, Addie "After the News" CD (Sylvan Songs)   
On her captivating solo debut, After The News, Addi McDaniel points her search inwards, channeling the pain of loss and regret into a transformative work of beauty and strength. Hailed as "a dynamo with a brass-plated voice" by the LA Times, McDaniel is both an extraordinary singer and a gifted interpreter of song, and After The News finds her breathing vivid life into a raft of original songs from collaborator Tom Siering, whose material she deftly pairs with covers of tracks by Andrew Bird and Bruce Cockburn.

Merton, Alice "Mint" CD (Mom + Pop) 
After rising to fame two years ago in 2016 with her explosive debut 1 Million selling single 'No Roots' (Mom + Pop), written about her constant moving homes as a child becoming such as huge debut, it's safe to say it's been a whirl wind for Alice Merton with 124 Million YouTube hits to date. She also gained 6+ Million streams, toured the US supporting the brilliant Vance Joy, championed by Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine with Performances on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonights Show and James Corden's Late Late Show, Live With Kelly and Ryan, and even a recent 2018 Teen Choice Awards Nomination in 'Best Rock' category.

Mono "Nowhere Now Here" CD/2xLP (Temporary Residence) 
Across 10 albums in 20 years, Mono have convincingly reflected the quietest and most chaotic parts of life through their music. Their ever-expanding instrumental palette - which began in earnest in 1999 with the traditional guitar- bass-drums rock band setup - has evolved to include as many as 30 orchestral instruments. Now, on Nowhere Now Here, the band add electronics to their repertoire - partially inspired by guitarist/composer Takaakira 'Taka' Goto's recent collaboration with John McEntire, the beguiling Behind the Shadow Drops.

Rat Boy "Internationally Unknown" CD (Hellcat) 
UK artist RAT BOY has teamed up with Tim Armstrong to produce his new album. They immediately connected through a shared love for mixing the visceral energy of punk with hip-hop beats.

Rival Sons "Feral Roots" CD (Atlantic) 
New album is highlighted by the single "Back In The Woods." Produced by longtime collaborator Dave Cobb at Nashville's famed RCA Studio A and the equally legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL, Feral0 Roots marks Rival Sons' Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records debut and features cover artwork painted by renowned contemporary artist Martin Wittfooth.

Say Anything "Oliver Appropriate" CD (Dine Alone Music) 
New concept album from the pop punk band.

Secret Machines "Ten Silver Drops" LP (Run Out Groove)   
Expanded edition with alternate versions. Secret Machines-the three piece alternative rock band from Dallas consisting of Brandon Curtis on vocals, bass and keyboards, Benjamin Curtis on guitar and backing vocals and Josh Garza on drums-is best described as progressive rock with some Krautrock mixed in.

Sneaks "Highway Hypnosis" CD (Merge)   
Just as she takes up space in the male-dominated Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area punk scene, Sneaks - AKA Eva Moolchan - takes up space among the patriarchy. Highway Hypnosis, plays on hip-hop, post-punk, and invented words to fill a gap between the feminist underground and genre-specific singles charts. Through it, Moolchan joins the resistance forged by queer black feminists who create, explore, empower, conquer, and play bass.

Soul Asylum "While You Were Out" CD (Omnivore Recordings) 
Soul Asylum were inheritor's of the throne in the Minneapolis scene launched by The Replacements and Husker Du. Soul Asylum stood out because of their smart, punky, hard rock songs and relentless work ethic. They made four records for hometown label Twin/Tone Records before moving on to the majors; first A&M, then Columbia, where they scored two platinum albums and won a Best Rock Song Grammy for "Runaway Train." While You Were Out was the band's 3rd album and its 3rd release of 1986, following 2nd album Made To Be Broken and the cassette-only rarities compilation, Time's Incinerator. It is considered by many to be their finest album.

Spill Gold "s/t" CS (Beacon Sound) 
Reissue of the Amsterdam experimental psych-pop group Spill Gold's 2017 debut. Spill Gold is the project of Nina de Jong and Rosa Ronsdorf. They worked with American singer Jessica Tucker for Spill Gold, which was recorded and mixed in Ghent by Belgian producer Koen Gisen. RIYL: Veronica Falls, Beach House, and Still Corners.

Stewart, Mark and the Mafia "Learning to Cope with Cowardice" LP (Mute) 
The groundbreaking 1983 debut solo album by visionary post-punk iconoclast and founder of The Pop Group, Mark Stewart - is given a definitive colored double vinyl reissue alongside The Lost Tapes, a newly discovered cache of unreleased material. Collected together, this set realizes an expansive restoration of one of Stewart's most audacious statements.

Sun Kil Moon "This is My Dinner" LP (Caldo Verde)   
This Is My Dinner was written during Sun Kil Moon's November 2017 European tour and recorded on November 18, 2017 at TAPF Studio in Copenhagen and December 7-9, 2017 at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. The 10-track collection features music by Tony Scherr, Ben Boye, and Ramon Fermin and words by Mark Kozelek. The album also includes versions of AC/DC's "Rock 'N' Roll Singer, " The Partridge Family's "Come On Get Happy, " and John Connolly's "Chapter 87 of He" set to music. Musicians include Tony Scherr, Jim White, Scott McPherson, Ben Boye, Ramon Fermin, Chris Connolly and special guest Jordan Cook.

Swervedriver "Future Ruins" CD/LP (Dangerbird)   
The follow up to 2015's I Wasn't Born to Lose You presents a band moving with real time and real life vitality, showcasing new tricks alongside classic hallmarks. Future Ruins exhibits Swervedriver's fabled widescreen escapism, but with a tension that echoes the sleeve image of Coney Island in skeletal monochrome, like a post mortem photograph of a failed utopia.

Tim Presley's White Fence "I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk" CD/LP (Drag City)  
Gliding past ghostly statues of mythic entities and through the mist into the present world, Tim Presley's White Fence shed their multicolored-shroud for a heartfelt yet enigmatic, cycle of songs about losing the thing that's killing you that you love in order to gain the thing that makes you love what you love, with loads of Heartbreakers and other new pop classix.

Toy "Hapy In The Hollow" LP (Tough Love) 
Happy In The Hollow is entirely uncompromising: an atmospheric capturing of a state of mind that touches on post-punk, electronic dissonance, acid folk and Krautrock. Familiar qualities like metronomic rhythms, warping guitars, undulating synths and Tom's gentle, reedy vocals are all in there, but so is a greater emphasis on melody, a wider scope, and a combining of the reassuring and the sinister that is as unnerving as it is captivating.

Trout, Walter "Survivor Blues" CD (Mascot Label Group) 
Survivor Blues is no ordinary covers album. From the day he conceived the project to the moment he counted off the first song in the studio, Walter Trout had a bolder plan for Survivor Blues. "I'm riding in my car sometimes," says the US blues titan. "I've got a blues station on - and here's another band doing Got My Mojo Workin'. And there's a little voice in me that says, 'Does the world need another version of that song?' So I came up with an idea. I didn't want to do Stormy Monday or Messin' With The Kid. I didn't want to do the blues greatest hits. I wanted to do old, obscure songs that have hardly been covered. And that's how Survivor Blues started..."

Twain "Two EPs" LP/CS (Keeled Scales)   
This 14-song collection is a companion piece to Twain's most recent album, Rare Feeling, released in late 2017. Side A is "New Miami Sound," which consists of four unreleased songs recorded during the Rare Feeling album sessions, and Side B, "Alternator," is a collection of solo demos performed and recorded inside a van to raise funds for a new alternator at the time. These recordings were previously available only digitally through Bandcamp.

Tyler, William "Goes West" CD (Merge) 
2019 release from the indie musician best known for his work with Lambchop and Silver Jews.

Vassalotti, David "Guitar Dream" LP (Wharf Cat Records) 
New solo album from founding member of Merchandise.

Wiles, Lula "What Will We Do" CD (Smithsonian Folkways) 
The band fosters contradiction, embracing the spirit of traditional American music, yet unflinchingly calling into question the virtues of the culture that produces it- country songs that shine a light on a country's crimes; love songs about being alone; murder ballads that challenge the standards of morality. Lula Wiles exist in the tense space where tradition and revolution meet, from which their harmonies rise into the air to create new American music.

Writing Squares "Out of the Ether" LP (Trouble In Mind) 
Writhing Squares have been conjuring up cosmic slop from the Philadelphia underground for a few years now, mixing growling bass, motorik synthesis, and skronking sax into a heady brew of punk-laced progressive R'n'R. The duo of Daniel Provenzano (Purling Hiss, Spacin, Rosali & the Middlemen) & Kevin Nickles (Ecstatic Vision, Taiwan Housing Project) emerged in 2015 with their self-released "Gemini Blues" 7-inch, following it up the next year with their debut album "In The Void Above" for the renowned Siltbreeze imprint. "Out of The Ether" is their sophomore effort, & first for Trouble In Mind.

Zola Jesus "Conatus" LP (Sacred Bones Records) 
Colored vinyl reissue.

Zola Jesus / Johnny Jewel "Wiseblood (Johnny Jewel Remixes)" LP (Sacred Bones Records) 
The new EP by Zola Jesus sees Nika Roza Danilova revisiting a pair of songs from her 2017 album, Okovi, alongside prolific composer and musician Johnny Jewel. In a nod to the maxi singles of the 1980s, the album features multiple remixed versions of the two songs, "Ash to Bone" and "Wiseblood." The track "Wiseblood (Johnny Jewel Remix)" is featured in the soundtrack to the film Beautiful Boy, directed by Felix Van Groeningen and starring Timoth e Chalamet and Steve Carell.

v/a "Midnight in Tokyo Vol. 3" LP/CD (Studio Mule) 
Midnight In Tokyo is a compilation series that aims to be the perfect companion to nights in Tokyo, collecting tracks by Japanese artists that sound best at night. Vol. 3 picks up where Vol. 1 left off, bringing together forgotten soul, disco, and new wave gems. Features Kangaroo, Maiko Okamoto, The Fad, and more. 


RAP & HIP-HOP
Earl Sweatshirt "Some Rap Songs" LP (Columbia)   
Third studio album by rapper Earl Sweatshirt, featuring guest contributions from Navy Blue, Standing on the Corner, as well as vocal samples of Earl's mother, Cheryl Harris, Earl's father, Keorapetse Kgositsile, who is credited posthumously, and an instrumental sample of Earl's uncle, Hugh Masekela, who is also credited posthumously. It features prominent production from Earl Sweatshirt, with further contributions by Darryl Anthony, Adé Hakim, Denmark, Black Noise, Sage Elsesser and Shamel of SOTC. Includes the singles "Nowhere2go" and "The Mint" (featuring Navy Blue).

Kid Koala "Music To Draw To: IO" 2xLP (Arts & Crafts) 
Second volume in the legendary scratch DJ's transportive ambient-vocal collaboration series. Inspired by music that allows space for the listener's own ideas, the Music To Draw To series is an unfolding universe of wintry soundscapes and enchanting vocal journeys. Io is a constellation of electronic meditations that glint with the otherworldly blues of singer Trixie Whitley on six of it's eighteen songs.

Lil Wayne "Tha Carter V" LP (Young Money) 
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release and twelfth studio album from the best-selling rapper, featuring Swizz Beatz, XXXTentacion, Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Sosamann, Lil Wayne's daughter Reginae Carter, Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, Ashanti, Mack Maine, and Nivea.

MadeinTYO "Sincerely, Tokyo" LP (Commission/BMG) 
Debut (and supposedly final) full-length from the LA rapper.

Rico Nasty "Nasty" CS (Atlantic) 
Cassette version of the hard-hitting 2018 album from DC-based trap rapper.

UNKLE "Psyence Fiction" LP (Island) 
Reissue of the classic 1998 trip hop album.


CLASSIC ROCK
Grateful Dead "Skeletons From The Closet: The Best Of The Grateful Dead" LP (Rhino)
Reissue of The Grateful Dead's 1974 greatest hits compilation, Skeletons From The Closet: The Best Of The Grateful Dead. Available here on white colored vinyl.

Heart "Live In Atlantic City" CD (earMUSIC)   
Live set from 2006. The guest list of performers formed a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for itself, including country music star Carrie Underwood, Jane's Addiction founding member and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro, country singer-songwriter Gretchen Wilson and Canadian-American singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright.

Mitchell, Joni "Blue" LP (Rhino) 
Blue vinyl reissue.

Zevon, Warren "s/t" LP (Rhino) 
Rhino Records presents Warren Zevon's self-titled album as part of their 2019 'Start Your Ear Off Right' series. This album features the singles "Hasten Down the Wind" and "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead." One of the most acute and savagely satiric songwriters of his era, Zevon spent time working as the Everly Brothers' pianist and also working with artists such as Linda Ronstadt, The Turtles, and Jackson Brown.


ROCK 'N ROLL / ROCKABILLY / SURF ROCK / GARAGE
Engle, Butch & The Styx "No Matter What You Say: The Best Of Butch Engle & The Styx" LP (BeatRocket) 
Featuring the angst-ridden vocals of Butch Engle and scintillating original material from the pen of the Beau Brummels' Ron Elliott, Butch Engle & the Styx knocked 'em dead wherever they played on the SF Bay Area teen music circuit. Whether headlining the Santa Benecia Armory in their Marin county backyard, slaying the crowd at Bill Quarry's Teens 'n' Twenties in the East Bay or copping first place at Band Bash '66 in San Francisco's Cow Palace, Butch Engle & the Styx possessed the perfect sound for 1966-'67. No Matter What You Say rounds up all three singles and a garage-load of unreleased material from Golden State Recorders, guaranteed to get the kids jumping.


PROG & PSYCH ROCK
Afterglow "s/t" LP (BeatRocket) 
Psychedelic drone pieces, fluctuating between blissful electric churning, and incredibly dark swarming monoliths, with buried electric guitar bursts.

Bishop, Sir Richard & W. David Oliphant / Karkhana with Nadah el Shazly "Carte Blanche" LP (Unrock) 
Carte Blanche is an astonishing contemporary music by some of the most talented and able musicians of the international avant-circuit. On one side, Karkhana, a highly explosive mostly Middle Eastern/Mediterranean ensemble comprised of Sam Shalabi, Sharif Sehnaoui, Michael Zerang, Mazen Kerbaj, Maurice Louca, Tony Elieh, and Umut Caglar weave a tapesty of sound for Egyptian songstress Nadah El Shazly's voice to slide deep into. On the other side, two grand seigneurs of the underground, ex-Sun City Girls and Rangda guitar whirlwind Sir Richard Bishop and W. David Oliphant (Maybe Mental) play it loud. Extra-heavy deluxe cover, printed cardboard insert; 140 gram vinyl.

Fifty Foot Hose "Bad Trip" LP (Modern Harmonics) 
Limited gold colored vinyl LP pressing, Nobody went full-on electro- rock before Fifty Foot Hose. Before their brief-but-groundbreaking run in the late '60s, Bad Trips collects the demos, outtakes, and other rarities that complete the story of a band too far ahead of it's time to last. Includes both versions of their multi-speed composition "Bad Trip." From the pre-Hose tracks of boldly atonal, proto-psychedelic freakout music to early versions of songs that would land on their opus, Bad Trips brazenly displays how Fifty Foot Hose changed the landscape of rock and experimental electronic music.

Fifty Foot Hose "Cauldron" LP (Modern Harmonics) 
An electronic rock band wasn't even an idea when Fifty Foot Hose released their landmark debut album at the end of 1967. Their fusion of psychedelia and electronics resulted in a truly trailblazing sound. Cauldron stands as a signal achievement that laid the groundwork for genres that didn't even exist when it was released. Pressed at Third Man Pressing on custom colored vinyl and featuring a zine-style insert with liners by FFH electronics mastermind Cork Marcheschi and the original sleeve reinterpreted to a centerfold.

Rockets "s/t" LP (Sundazed) 
A lost link in the saga of West Coast rock, LAs Rockets cut one LP in 1968 for White Whale Records before core members guitarist Danny Whitten, bassist Billy Talbot, and drummer Ralph Molina signed on with Neil Young for the recording of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and became Crazy Horse. The Rockets is a solid and underrated late-60s gem that represents a formative chapter of the Crazy Horse story.


PUNK / HARDCORE
Bring Me The Horizon "amo" CD (Columbia) 
Long awaited new album Sheffield, England based rock band , their sixth studio album. The band spent time writing and recording in Los Angeles, with members Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish handling production. What has transpired is one of their most exhilarating, genre crossing albums to date.

Buzzcocks "Another Music In A Different Kitchen" CD/LP (Domino)
Buzzcocks "Love Bites" CD/LP (Domino)
Lovingly restored and re-mastered from the original ¼" tapes for the first time, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original releases. Indie exclusive version of each is available on limited color 180g vinyl accompanied by a recreation of the classic Martin Garrett designed "Product" bag. LP includes glossy 8-page booklet.

Green River "Dry as a Bone" CD (Sub Pop) 
Deluxe reissue of the seminal Seattle band's 1986 EP, with bonus tracks including their contribution to the legendary Deep Six comp and previously unreleased recordings thought to have been lost.

Portrayal of Guilt "Let Pain Be Your" CD/LP (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) Portrayal of Guilt have carved themselves out as a unique force in the realms of hardcore and intense screamo. Their debut full-length sees their discography expanding and intensifying; 'Let Pain Be Your Guide' is a visceral, multi-faceted attack that blurs the line between aggressive styles, leaving you emotionally bludgeoned.


GOTH / DARKWAVE
Annex "Melu " LP (Inflammable Material)   
New LP from the Texas/Mexico border -- Annex presents Melu. The dark death rock and post punk influences familiar to fans of Belgrado or Arctic Flowers remain, but they've added infectious melodies, hypnotic guitars, and a danceable backbeat. Sterling production, crystal-clear mastering and perfectly sculpted, ambitious tunes that display a massive improvement in depth and variation. 180 gram vinyl; First pressing of 300.

Current 93 "The Light Is Leaving Us All" CD (The Spheres) 
The Light Is Leaving Us All is more music from Current 93, everyone's favorite hallucinatory cuneiform super-group. Three years in the making, The Light Is Leaving Us All contains spells within its eleven tracks.

Victoriana, The "Fleetingly But Completely" LP (Dream) 
Having previously only released select tracks on various media over the past five years, this new album is The Victoriana's first legitimate release. It is a fragrant love-letter to the ephemeral: twirling, evaporating experiences of blue torment and glittering joy, their charms endowed and ever-changing with their questionable impermanence. Sparkling with ornaments of guitar and swooning fretless basses, Fleetingly, But Completely unfurls a sensuous, contemporary "gothic romance" free of the doldrums traditionally associated with "gothic" music.


METAL
Alcest "Écailles de Lune" LP (Prophecy)   
Three years after their genre-defining record "Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde", Alcest return to the sound of black metal on their sophomore "Écailles de Lune", but without forgetting any of their trademarks: calm passages, massive slabs of guitars, catchy melodies, and hook-lines going straight to the heart.

Blind Guardian "A Night At The Opera" LP (Nuclear Blast)
Blind Guardian "Imaginations From The Other Side" LP (Nuclear Blast)
Blind Guardian "Nightfall In Middle Earth" LP (Nuclear Blast) 
Active since 1984, Blind Guardian is one of the most influential & revered bands in the metal genre. Nuclear Blast is excited to release 3 of the band's classic albums on vinyl, remixed and remastered as well as bonus content.

Forn "Rites of Despair" CD/LP (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) 
Their first proper full-length after a series of EPs and singles, Rites of Despair is the resulting vision of two years' worth of tumult, including relocations, lineup changes, life and death. Divided between two Acts, Act I: Depersonalization & Act II: Derealization, Rites of Despair explores themes of isolation, depression, decay, tumultuous self discovery, and abandonment. Tracking and engineering was completed by both Alec Rodriguez at New Alliance in Cambridge, MA, as well as Andrew Oswald at Secret Bathroom in Oakland, CA. Mastering completed by Magnus Lindberg of Cult of Luna.

Gorguts "Considered Dead" LP (Listenable) 
Reissue of the debut full-length album by Canadian death metal band Gorguts.

Inexorum "Lore of the Lakes" LP (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) 
Started in 2017 as the solo project of Carl Skildum (Antiverse, Threadbare, live guitarist for Obsequiae, Majesties, and more) and now featuring the RIAA-certified gold producer Matt Kirkwold, Inexorum present their debut album "Lore Of The Lakes". An ode to the spirit of 90's black metal, "Lore of the Lakes" sees Skildum and Kirkwold at the height of their musical writing prowess.

Obscura "Retribution" LP (Relapse) 
From it's very beginnings in 2002, the German progressive death metal band Obscura has demonstrated an uncanny ability for blending different forms of technical, cerebral metal into a coherent synthesis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements. Available on vinyl for the first time ever courtesy of Relapse Records, Obscura's 2006 debut Retribution is a beastly album blending the savagery of New York death metal with the fleet-fingered fretting of forerunners Death and Gorguts.

Suffocation "Despise the Sun" LP (Relapse) 
Vinyl reissue of 1998 EP. New York death metal legends Suffocation are one of the most influential bands in the history of extreme music. Experience the recording that has been called metal's most extreme moment.

Suffocation "Souls to Deny" LP (Relapse) 
Vinyl reissue of 2004 album. Masterfully controlled yet frighteningly intense, Souls to Deny is a truly devastating display of technical death metal. Maniacally complex lead and rhythm guitar acrobatics intermix with dizzyingly proficient drum work, creating complex, savage riff collages. Often copied but never duplicated, Suffocation remains at once intricately technical and immaculately heavy.


SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Gaturs "Wasted" LP (Tuff City Records)   
Back by popular demand, this features rare, early 70's recordings by New Orleans legendary jazz funkateers, The Gaturs. Veteran New Orleans keyboard player Willie Tee piloted this incredible band who wove jazz and street rhythms into their Meters-styled funk. These 1970s recordings are legendary in acid jazz circles, and now the abundance of rare riffs and breakbeats within the songs have caught the attention of hip hop fans as well. Packed with previously unreleased material and bonus tracks, this disc will appeal to fans of soul, funk, jazz and hip hop.


FOLK
Louise, Sarah "Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars" LP (Thrill Jockey)   
Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars is Sarah Louise's most fearless work to date. Louise broadens beyond folk forms on her latest, turning streams of raw electric guitar into entire oceans of aural texture. Her rich playing is warped beyond recognition through inventive synthesizing and digital manipulations. The innovative songs share warmth and compositional tendencies with Deeper Woods; however, remarkably, Sarah Louise's stunning sophomore Thrill Jockey album breaks through the boundaries of solo guitar, bearing little resemblance to its predecessors.


COUNTRY
Church, Eric "Sinners Like Me" LP (Capitol Nashville)   
Limited red colored vinyl LP pressing. Reissue of Church's debut certified gold album which was released in 2006. The album includes the top hits 'How Bout Me', 'Two Pink Lines', 'Guys Like Me', and 'Sinners Like Me'.

Little Village "s/t" LP (Rhino) 
Reissue of 1992's Little Village, the one and only studio album from the supergroup of the same name featuring Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe, and Jim Keltner. Available here on blue colored vinyl.

Owens, Buck and His Buckaroos "On The Bandstand" LP (Sundazed) 
Owens, Buck and His Buckaroos - On The Bandstand - Based around numbers he was performing in his live shows, 1963?s On the Bandstand features a mix of self-penned songs and then-current country favorites. Besides Buck, the spotlight shines on individual band members throughout the album.

Owens, Buck and His Buckaroos "Together Again / My Heart Skips A Beat" LP (Sundazed) 
Owens, Buck and His Buckaroos - Together Again / My Heart Skips A Beat - Taking it's name from the unprecedented double-sided #1 country single, the Together Again/My Heart Skips a Beat album established Buck Owens as a top-tier country artist.


BLUES
Hopkins, Lightnin' "California Mudslide (And Earthquake)" LP (Modern Harmonics) 
California Mudslide (And Earthquake) was Lightnin' Hopkins' last LP in his original run of long play releases...a strong slab of electric delta blues replete with sparse, signature acoustic guitar backing, augmented with organ and other surprises! The legend at his lonesomest-on mudslide colored vinyl pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit.

 
JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Katayama, Mitsuaki Trio "First Flight" LP (Studio Mule) 
Studio Mule present a reissue of Mitsuaki Katayama Trio's First Flight, originally issued in 1979 on Johnny's Disk Record. The legendary label released a string of albums of high quality but down-to-earth music, spanning from modern jazz and avant-garde jazz to left-field pop. This debut album by drummer and actor Mitsuaki Katayama is a Japanese jazz masterpiece consisting of five original compositions. Edition of 500.

Nakayama, Eiji "Aya's Samba" LP (Studio Mule)  
The Japanese jazz classic, Aya's Samba, originally released ion 1978, was a debut effort by bassist Eiji Nakayama. Nakayama played as part of Elvin Jones' Jazz Machine and toured with Don Friedman. First release on the independent jazz label, Johnny's Disk.


REGGAE / DUB / SKA
Jah Division "Dub Will Tear Us Apart Again" LP (Ernest Jenning Record Co) 
Reissue of the 2004 12" EP by Jah Division, which was a hip all-star concern that featured two members of the deeply weird NYC-via-Tampa prog band Home, plus two folks from Ur-Williamsburg psychfreaks Oneida. Now expanded to album length with bonus tracks.

v/a "Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Black Man's Pride 3: None Shall Escape the Judgement of the Almighty" LP (Soul Jazz) 
This is the latest new installment of Soul Jazz Records on-going collection of Rastafarian music at Studio One, featuring classic material from legendary roots and culture artists The Gladiators, Horace Andy, Freddie McGregor, Sugar Minott and the Wailing Souls, alongside a superb selection of rarities from Sir Coxsones musical empire made up of one-off and practically unknown Rastafarian artists who recorded on a myriad of Studio One off-shoot labels in the 1970s The Manchesters, Mellodies, The Nightingales and others. Studio One released an incredible amount of roots music, and not just the most commercially obvious. For alongside the career-building catalogues of Burning Spear, The Wailing Souls, The Gladiators and so on, one needs to be an ardent Studio One collector to know some of the truly raw Rastafarian music featured here.


WORLD MUSIC
Bucknor, Kings Aigbologa "Katakata" LP (Hot Casa) 
Reissue, originally released in 1978. The famous Nigerian producer, arranger, and singer delivers two brilliant, hypnotic and long traditional Afro-beat tracks on Katakata. A sublime spiritual and political session recorded at Phonogram studio (Lagos, Nigeria) in 1979, on a 16-track. Amazing Afro-beat album from a disciple of Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Peters, Sir Shina And His International Stars "Sewele" LP (Strut) 
Strut present an exclusive new reissue of a great (and now very rare) original album from the early career of Nigerian juju star Shina Peters, 'Sewele' from 1986.


ELECTRONIC
Gas "Zauberberg" 3xLP (Kompakt)   
Zauberberg -- Wolfgang Voigt's most fundamental (and foreboding) release under his alias GAS and perhaps of all in his untold discography -- finally stands alone once again and is released in the way its original splendor. Originally released in 1997 on the iconic Frankfurt imprint Mille Plateaux. Restored and remastered to its original intention on high quality triple-LP on 180 gram vinyl. A seminal modern classic.


COMPOSERS / LIBRARY MUSIC / NEW AGE
Bavota, Bruno "Re_Cordis" LP (Numero Group)   
Recorded live in one afternoon at a friend's studio in Naples, Italy, RE_CORDIS documents many of Bavota's most recognizable and accomplished works as they stand at this moment in time - ever-evolving musical life-forms that change shape while maintaining their distinctive skeletons. It also introduces his newest work, "The night of," a tense, escalating race of loops punctuated by a series of dramatic chord strikes. The recording is charmingly informal, leaving the sounds of Bavota's physical movements - the shuffling of feet, the triggering of effects pedals, the creaking of stools - present in the mix to mingle with the music. As an exhibition of Bavota's skills as a composer and performer, it's impressive; as a glimpse of what's to come, it's an epiphany.

Frahm, Nils "Encores 2" 12" (Erased Tapes) 
Following the release of Encores 1 on June 1st, Nils Frahm releases of Encores 2, the second in a series of EPs following the release of the universally acclaimed album, All Melody. While Encores 1 focused on an acoustic pallet of sounds with just a solo piano and harmonium, Encores 2 explores a more ambient landscape from the All Melody sessions, the pinnacle of which is the astral 12 minute showpiece Spells. Recorded through an amplified stone well Frahm found on Mallorca, Encores 2 is at once unique but familiar; orbiting the universe of All Melody while inhabiting its own world.

Hausermann, Ruedi "Galerie Randolph" LP (Black Truffle) 
First-ever vinyl reissue of Ruedi Häusermann's Galerie Randolph, a masterpiece of solo multi-tracking originally released on CD by Unit Records in 1995. Galerie Randolph uses an enormous array of instruments to craft a work of singular compositional vision. Each of the twelve pieces begins from the same two elements: a woozy, sliding scatter of tones and a series of uneasy block chords sounded on accordion and reeds.Calling up the most unlikely combinations of possible predecessors -- Erik Satie, Gerry Mulligan, and Helmut Lachenmann perhaps -- Galerie Randolph ultimately defies comparison. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Gatefold sleeve with gorgeous archival images; Design by Stephen O'Malley; Edition of 500.

Oliveros, Pauline "Reverberations 1" LP (Important) 
Reverberations 1 is the first release in an ongoing series dedicated to releasing the entire "Reveberations" 12-CD box set on vinyl. Through improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation Oliveros has created a body of work with such breadth of vision that it profoundly effects those who experience it and it eludes many who try to write about it.


VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACKS
"Minit"  by Jukio Kallio LP (Ghost Ramp)   
From the acclaimed team that brought you the smash hit game Nuclear Throne comes MINIT, a delightful and delirious 8-bit romp.


EXPERIMENTAL
Black To Comm "Seven Horses For Seven Kings" LP (Thrill Jockey) 
Black To Comm is the solo project of German sound artist Marc Richter. Through his output both as an artist and through his eclectic Dekorder label, Richter has established himself as a singular voice of new music. Operating at the fringes of drone and ambient genres, his music is darkly magical and deeply atmospheric, underpinned by a signature surrealism.

Country Club "Pigs Unscathed" CS 
Cassette version of the first lp from American power electronics collective.

Interior One "Family" CS 
2019 release from experimental/noise duo.


DVD & BLU-RAY
Glastonbury Fayre: 1971 The True Spirit Of Glastonbury DVD (Odeon) 
Shot by acclaimed director, Nic Roeg, Glastonbury Fayre is an enthralling music film of the first Glastonbury festival to have the pyramid stage. Free to all and with a line-up that included Melanie, Terry Reid, Family, Fairport Convention, Traffic, Linda Lewis, Arthur Brown, the true spirit of Glastonbury is there for all to see in this unique film record. Thousands of flower-power children smoke pot, dance naked, roll around in the mud and dance for peace in our time." 87 minutes; stereo. NTSC All region.

Halloween BluRay (Universal Studios) 
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Master of horror John Carpenter joins forces with director David Gordon Green and producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Split) for this follow-up to Carpenter's 1978 classic.

Horror of Dracula BluRay (Warner Archives) 
Chilling Hammer adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" novel stars Christopher Lee (in a career-defining role) as the bloodthirsty Count. When the plasma lover takes an interest in his fiancée, Jonathan Harker (John Van Eyssen) soon falls under his spell, leaving vampire hunter Doctor Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) to stop Drac's fiendish plans. With Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling. 82 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English DTS HD mono Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH).

The Plague of the Zombies BluRay (Shout Factory)  
A strange disease of epidemic proportions is invading the English town where Peter Thompson practices. In desperation, he seeks the help of his mentor to make sense of the horrible plague, amidst walking corpses, voodoo dolls and empty graves, the two embark on an investigation that uncovers a ghastly secret and leads them to the shocking truth. Stars: Andre Morell, Diane Clare, Brook Williams Director: John Gilling


PRINTED MATTER
Hiorthoy, Kim & Rune Kristoffersen "Let's Put It To Music: 20 Years Of Rune Grammofon" BK+7" ( Rune Grammofon) 
Let's Put It To Music: 20 Years Of Rune Grammofon is collection of Kim Hiorthøy's illustrations in relation to his work with Rune Grammofon. The book is far from being a catalog lining up the releases (it's not "complete" or chronological), but gives an interesting insight by also including sketches, rejected designs, and unused ideas that never left the drawing board. Includes 7" with three exclusive tracks featuring Fire! Orchestra, Maja S. K. Ratkje, and The Last Hurrah!! with Nora Zheng. Introductions by David Fricke and Adrian Shaughnessy. 224 pages.


Friday, January 18th

POP/ROCK
Altitudes & Attitude "Get It Out" CD (MRI) 
New project from longtime friends Frank Bello of Anthrax and David Ellefson of Megadeth.

Antena "Camino Del Sol" LP (Numero Group) 
The original Camino Del Sol has been given back its spacious mini-LP quarters, recasting this short-lived combo's forward-thinking mile marker as a modern-day masterstroke. 1982, Brussels: Living on busking wages and next door to Tuxedomoon, Antena manage to make a contemporary bossa nova record that provides the missing link between Antonio Carlos Jobim and Kraftwerk.

Blake, James "Assume Form" CD 
James Blake has long been a hip-hop ally. Not only has his own discography cemented him as a critically acclaimed artist, the multiple Grammy award-nominee and Mercury Prize winner has worked with artists from the likes of Drake, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and more. 2018 was a massive year for the producer, singer and song-writer who collaborated with Kendrick Lamar on the era-defining Black Panther soundtrack and lent his vocals to Travis Scott's "Stop Trying  To Be God."

Cone, Frances "Late Riser" CD (Living Daylight Record) 
Timing matters. With our without you the train is departing; the second hand doesn't really stop when you won't wind your watch; inspiration strikes in an instant but its reckoning can take an eternity. In the world of music, the concept of time doesn't just pertain to cues to come in or a 4/4 beat -- it is also equally about patience and the space an artist must allow themselves to create. So for Christina Cone, the leader of the Nashville-based soulful indie-pop band Frances Cone, Late Riser, the title of her first album since 2013, is a nod to that notion, and her band's growing achievements.

Deerhunter "Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" CD/LP (4AD)   
Deerhunter's eighth LP forgets the questions and makes up unrelated answers. It gets up, walks around, it records itself in several strategic geographic points across North America. It comes home, restructures itself and goes back to bed to avoid the bad news. From the opening harpsichord and piano figures of "Death in Midsummer," it is impossible to tell where the record came from. Is "No One's Sleeping" an outtake of an aborted Kinks recording session in 1977 Berlin with Eno producing? No. That is nostalgia. If there is one thing Deerhunter are making clear it is that they have exhausted themselves with that toxic concept.

Fist of Facts "Fugitive Vesco" LP (Telephone Explosion) 
After no-wave legends Liquid Liquid broke up in 1984, singer Salvatore Principato took some much need to time to revaluate his musical direction. Renting a studio on the Lower East Side with Ken Man Caldiera. It was there that they started their next musical project, Fist of Facts. Fist of Facts expand the natural groove that Liquid Liquid established over their quick career, with a strong political message combined with abstract dub soundscapes.

Greensky Bluegrass "All For Money" CD (Big Blue Zoo Records) 
For more than 18 years, the members of Greensky Bluegrass have been creating their own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a stringband with the rule-breaking spirit of rock & roll. As they continue to evolve and further define that sound they are breaking barriers with their seventh studio album, All For Money. Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, NC alongside co-producers Dominic John Davis (Jack White s longtime bassist) and Glenn Brown, this set of 12 new songs finds the band pushing boundaries and breaking new ground, welcoming old fans and new audiences alike. They re going full steam ahead into this new era with both the passion and vigor of a band in their infancy and the knowledge and power of one that s been together for almost two decades and counting.

Gunn, Steve "The Unseen In Between" CD/LP (Matador)   
In the summer of 2016, Gunn released Eyes On The Lines, his winning and elliptical debut for Matador. It should have been a triumphant moment, but exactly two weeks later, Gunn's father and namesake died following a two-year struggle with cancer. This experience yielded the emotional centerpiece of the album. "Stonehurst Cowboy" is a duet for Gunn's raw acoustic guitar and spare basslines by Bob Dylan's musical director Tony Garnier, who's featured throughout the album. The song distills the lessons Gunn learned from his father and it is a solemn but tender remembrance, a tribute to his father's reputation as a tough, wise, and witty guy from far west Philadelphia.

Hammock "Universalis" LP (Hammock) 
Nashville's Hammock follows up 2017's critically-acclaimed Mysterium with Universalis, the second installment of a planned three-album series. While Mysterium took listeners down a horizontal path that explored themes of death and grief, Universalis begins a vertical, upward movement back toward the light.

Jackson, Joe "Fool" CD (earMUSIC) 
The 20th studio album of his career. 'Fool' is the fulfilment of a career-long dream: to finish a tour and head straight into the studio with the band firing on all cylinders. So, on July 29th, Joe wrapped up his 2018 summer tour at The Eqyptian Theater in Boise, Idaho and the following day set up shop at Tonic Room Studios in town. The album was co-produced by Jackson and producer Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard, etc.)

Khana Bierbood "Strangers From The Far East" LP (Guruguru Brain) 
Khana Bierbood (translated as Strange Brew in Thai), formed in 2012, in Bangsaen Beach in Thailand. After hours of jamming together they started create their unique sound influenced by 60's surf music, 70's garage rock with Thai traditional music. 'Strangers From The Far East' is their first full length LP. Produced by Go Kurosawa (Kikagaku Moyo) in Tsubame studio in Tokyo.

Lynch, Julian "Rat's Spit" LP (Ya Reach/Underwater Peoples) 
Latest solo release by Real Estate guitarist.

Merton, Alice "Mint" LP (Mom + Pop) 
After rising to fame two years ago in 2016 with her explosive debut 1 Million selling single 'No Roots' (Mom + Pop), written about her constant moving homes as a child becoming such as huge debut, its safe to say its been a whirl wind for Alice Merton with 124 Million YouTube hits to date. She also gained 6+ Million streams, toured the US supporting the brilliant Vance Joy, championed by Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine with Performances on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonights Show and James Corden's Late Late Show, Live With Kelly and Ryan, and even a recent 2018 Teen Choice Awards Nomination in 'Best Rock' category. Merton's debut album, Mint, will be released on January 18th and featured "No Roots", "Lash Out" and her newest single "Why So Serious".

New Order / Joy Division "Total" 2xLP (Rhino)   
First time on vinyl. Featuring single versions of tracks from both Joy Division and New Order mastered for vinyl by Frank Arkwright from his 2011 remasters. The iconic album cover was created by Howard Wakefield with art direction from Peter Saville. TOTAL contains New Order's UK Top 10 singles Blue Monday, True Faith, Regret and the Number 1 single World in Motion along with classic Joy Division tracks Love Will Tell Us Apart, Transmission, She's Lost Control and Atmosphere.

Night Beats "Myth of Man" CD (PIAS) 
Fronted by Texan native Danny Lee Backwell, Myth Of A Man is an album that holds its own next to the classics. Written during a particularly destructive period of Night Beats, the album is populated by fallen angels, blood-sucking wanderers, and vindictive lovers but the character most present is Blackwell, himself.

Pedro The Lion "Phoenix" 2xLP (Polyvinyl) 
Capping off a fruitful 12-year long solo career, singer/songwriter David Bazan resurrects and reunites with both the moniker and mindset of his profoundly influential indie rock outfit, Pedro the Lion, with the follow up to their 2004 opus, Achilles Heel. The band's new album and Polyvinyl debut, Phoenix, marks a return to form for the beloved group, while mapping out the emotional intricacies and childhood experiences of growing up in Phoenix, AZ - a process that would ultimately shape Bazan's adult life.

Pekarek, Neyla (Lumineers) "Rattlesnake" CD/LP (S-Curve Records)   
Rattlesnake is the highly anticipated debut solo album from Neyla Pekarek, formerly a member of The Lumineers. On lead single "Train," Pekarek sets the record's adventurous tone with a playful, upbeat melody accentuated by her full-throated vocal delivery. Blending indie, country and folk-infused sounds, she travels between lows and highs while telling the narrative through the fearless lens of one of the strongest independent woman in American history: Rattlesnake Kate. Rattlesnake is a concept album that centers around Rattlesnake Kate. Telling one of the greatest untold stories of the wild west, Pekarek channels her inner midwest badass, recounting tales from the love letters between Rattlesnake Kate and Colonel Charles D. Randolph.

Rogers, Maggie "Heard it In a Past Life" CD (Capitol) 
After graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Maggie Rogers released her critically acclaimed debut EP, 'Now That The Light Is Fading'. The acclaimed producer/songwriter/performer now releases major label debut album: 'Heard It In A Past Life'. The album includes the song that introduced Rogers to the world, "Alaska," which has accrued over 100 million global combined streams to date.

Steel Woods, The "Old News" CD (Woods Music) 
The Steel Woods' sophomore Thirty Tigers album, Old News, represents a creative leap for the southern roots rock songwriting team of Alabama native Wes Bayliss and his North Carolina partner Jason "Rowdy" Cope, who completed their first recordings barely months after they first met. Part Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, dual-guitar southern blues-rock with elements of R&B, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, folk and metal, the descriptively named, Nashville-based band deepens its resolve on a theme-driven album that joins the mystery train of the past with the full-speed loco-motion of the present, seeking to bring people together with the universality of music.

Switchfoot "Native Tongue" CD (Fantasy) 
2019 release from the San Deigo-based alt-rock band.

Tender "Fear Of Falling Asleep" LP (Partisan) 
Tender's gripping new album is a collection of contradictions. It's a record about isolation that fosters connection, a narrative of anxiety that offers reassurance, a chronicle of despair that promises hope. Inspired by the moments that come just before sleep, when silence descends and doubt and fear and desire take over, the album is an unflinchingly honest self-examination, a courageous reckoning with darkness and depression. Along with his musical partner Dan Cobb, Cullen captures the full range of those nightly emotional rollercoasters on the album-the consuming guilt, the crippling loneliness, the directionless drifting-bringing them to life in a seductive blend of electronic grooves, dreamy synths, and washed out guitars.

Toro Y Moi "Outer Peace" CD/LP (Carpark)   
Following the ever-emotive Boo Boo, Toro Y Moi's new album Outer Peace is a time capsule that captures our relationship to contemporary culture into one comprehensive, sonic package. As both a producer and designer, Bear utilizes abstract sound pairings with recognizable samples for his most pop influenced record to date, including features from ABRA, WET, and Instupendo. This is no departure from his funk and disco roots, which can be heard on "Ordinary Pleasure", later fusing into variations of house with tracks like "Freelance" and "Laws of the Universe." Smooth interludes melt into fast paced beats, paralleling the feeling of driving through the Bay Area, where Bear spent most of his time writing the album. Outer Peace is duality. It embodies whatever form you choose to inhabit in the moment. Listen and let your imagination become the universe.

Twilight Sad, The "It Won't Be Like This All The Time" CD/LP (Rock Action)   
From their unassuming origins as a group of school friends drawn together by a shared passion for music to the global touring force (supporting The Cure and Editors at arenas and stadiums), they have quietly become, The Twilight Sad's ascent has been forged the old way with grit, graft and four exceptional studio albums. Now signed to Mogwai's Rock Action Records, the bands fifth album does not disappoint and will certainly not disappoint fans of their previous works. It will also appeal to fans of The Cure, Frighten Rabbits, The National, Interpol and Editors.

Van Etten, Sharon  "Remind Me Tomorrow" CD/LP (Jagjaguwar)  
The breadth of Van Etten's new passions have inflected "Remind Me Tomorrow" with a wise, warped-time perspective. She explains, "I want to be a mom, a singer, an actress, go to school, but yeah, I have a stain on my shirt, oatmeal in my hair. I feel like a mess, but I'm here. Doing it. This record is about pursuing your passions."


Ward, M. "What A Wonderful Industry" LP (M.Ward Records) 
2019 release from the acclaimed singer/songwriter, his first studio album since 2016's More Rain. What A Wonderful Industry takes on a subtler shade of music industry beef, writing about the heroes and villains he's encountered over 20 years. M. Ward: "This album is a reminder to keep your friends close, your enemies closer and don't let the ones that just need an extra couple hours of therapy bring you down." M. Ward's solo work is a mixture of folk and blues-inspired Americana analog recordings; he has released nine albums since 1999, primarily through independent label Merge Records. In addition to his solo work, he is a member of pop duo She & Him and folk-rock supergroup Monsters of Folk, and also participates in recording, producing, and playing with multiple other artists.


RAP & HIP-HOP
JPEGMAFIA "Veteran" CS/LP (Deathbomb Arc) 
The 28-year-old rapper's latest album is a glitchy, frantic, confrontational album on both a musical and political level.

Malibu Ken (Aesop Rock, & TOBACCO) CD/LP (Rhymesayers)  
Aesop Rock has been credited as one of the most verbose MC's in hip-hop today. Known for his dense and abstract wordplay, he manipulates language to illustrate elaborate stories and difficult concepts with sharp clarity. Tobacco is a member of psych-electronic band Black Moth Super Rainbow. Known for working with pre-digital electronic instruments like analog synths and tape machines, he crafts distorted, experimentalist beats that intertwine feelings of tension and anxiety with sensations of bemusement and pleasure.

Open Mike Eagle "What Happens When I Try To Relax" LP (Auto Reverse) 
New EP from the hip hop artist.


CLASSIC ROCK
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young "So Far" LP (Rhino) 
White vinyl reissue.

Deep Purple "Fireball" LP (Rhino) 
Remastered 180 gram purple vinyl reissue.

Deep Purple "In Rock" LP (Rhino) 
Remastered 180 gram purple vinyl reissue.

ZZ Top  "El Loco" LP (Rhino)
Pink v
inyl reissue.  

ZZ Top "Tejas" LP (Rhino) 
Purple vinyl reissue.


ROCK 'N ROLL / ROCKABILLY / SURF ROCK
Tharpe, Sister Rosetta "Up Above My Head" LP (Wax Love)   
Sister Rosetta Tharpe is often referred to as "the godmother of rock and roll" for her pioneering guitar technique, use of distortion/reverb, and an influential 1963 UK tour. Her early recordings are the most brilliant, visceral, and emotional of her career; Up Above My Head compiles 18 of those amazing gospel and R&B sides into one place.


PROG & PSYCH ROCK
BeauSoleil, Bobby "Voodoo Shivaya" 2xLP (The Ajna Offensive) 
A deeply personal musical statement from Bobby BeauSoleil, a 2-disk concept album featuring a mix of vocal and instrumental tracks mapping the meandering path of his journey to spiritual understanding. The vocal tracks performed by BeauSoleil include both covers and original songs, with guest performances by Annabel Lee Moynihan, Michael Moynihan, Robert Ferbrache, and Mike Behrenhausen. A lavish triple gatefold cover integrates evocative photographs by Nicholas Syracuse with calligraphy by Timo Ketola. Jacket layout and design by Bobby BeauSoleil and Beth Hall. This album was recorded at Oregon State Penitentiary between 2008 and 2015.

Goblin "Music for a Witch" LP (Rustblade)   
This album is a Limited Edition from The last USA Tour. Over the years, Claudio Simonetti and his group Goblin have managed to become a reference point in the horror soundtrack scene and in the prog rock movement. This compilation covers 40 years of this talented musician's work. With Classics pieces of his career like Profondo Rosso (Deep Red), Suspiria, Dawn of The Dead, Demons, Phenomena, Opera, The Third Mother (Feat Dani Filth - Cradle of Filth). A complete compilation that will make us remember terrifying atmospheres from cult movies of directors such as Dario Argento, George Romero, Lamberto Bava. Absolutely unmissable.

Schulze, Klaus "Kontinuum" LP (SPV) 
Even more than with a band, the creative work of a solo artist is the direct and unadulterated reflection of recent experiences, a mirror of the soul, an undiluted reaction to their current life situation. This formula has always applied to German electronic music artist, composer and producer Klaus Schulze. The astonishing number of albums recorded and released by him is virtually impossible to pinpoint (experts estimate the number of releases featuring Schulze to be at least 200, but more probably 500). Kontinuum included three new Schulze tracks that all fans all over the world instantly loved. The first track "Sequenzer (from 70 to 7)" with the Schulze-typical Sequencer sound, carries the listener back into the good old '70s. This album shows all facets of his lifework.

Schulze, Klaus "Moonlake" LP (SPV)   
"Playmate in Paradise" and "Artemis in Jubileo" were recorded 'live' in the studio, but there are also two actual live performance pieces on Moonlake. "Same Thoughts Lion" and "Mephisto" were both recorded in Poland in 2003 during a concert in Posen for Gert Hof's huge light show.

Schulze, Klaus "Shadowlands" LP (SPV) 
Shadowlands contains five tracks of mind expanding explorations into space and loads of calming tranquility. The epic title track opts for more menace, and will remind some of the early Tangerine Dream material, complete with ominous synth and Mellotron sounds.


PUNK / HARDCORE
Detroit Cobras "What More b/w I Can't Go Back" 7" (Third Man Records)
"What More" is an uptempo, rug-cutting gem penned by Z.Z. Hill that gets a newly realized guitar crunch intro. In classic Detroit Cobras flip-the-script style, Rachel begs the question, "What more can I do?," while "I Can't Go Back" is a soulful, smooth and haunting ballad about lost love.

Reign of Terror "Don't Blame Me" 7" (Radio Raheem)   
Formed in Los Angeles in 1983, Reign Of Terror was a bit of an anomaly within the greater LA punk scene - they declared themselves "Modern Metal" and played a punk/metal hybrid that wouldn't dominate the landscape until much later. Led by singer/guitar player Ed Danky (ex-Würm), with support from bassist Jesse Fixx (ex-Stains), and a young Japanese punk named David Ishiki on drums, the band played just a handful of gigs and left behind one incredibly rare 7" single and a track on Mystic's "It Came From Slimey Valley" compilation LP. Perplexing punk and metal collectors alike (and decimating their wallets) for the past 35 years, Radio Raheem and Meat House Productions are extremely proud to present an official reissue of all known recorded material by Reign Of Terror.

Thunders, Johnny & The Heartbreakers "Down To Kill: The Complete Live At The Speakeasy" LP (Jungle) 
The incendiary live 1977 companion to L.A.M.F.. Originally released in 1982 as a ten-track album, it was remixed in 2005 and five more tracks were found on the 2" multi-track tapes. Now the album has the entire two sets played that night, 15 unexpurgated tracks in all.

Vile "Says Fuck Off!" 7" (Radio Raheem) 
Vile were outsiders to an insular scene: kids from the Boston suburbs who decided to gain attention the easy way, by pissing people off. Their most legendary gig featured them opening for the Angelic Upstarts and Jerry's Kids in May of 1982 at Boston's legendary Channel club, in which they insulted the audience, made off-color remarks, and allegedly threw a mic stand into the crowd. Following the gig, there was a lot of local controversy in zines and local publications about their set, to which the band responded by placing a half page ad in Boston Rock magazine that simply said, "VILE SAYS FUCK OFF!" The band played just a handful of other shows, and left behind the notoriously rare, self-financed "Solution" LP. The three songs contained on this 7" were recorded during the LP sessions: "Overload" being previously unreleased, and "Definitions" and "5 To 10" being alternate versions to the LP cuts. These tracks are simple, raw, energetic, and pissed off hardcore songs made by alienated kids.


GOTH / DARKWAVE
Boy Harsher "Yr Body Is Nothing" (Extended Version) LP (Nude Club)   
Yr Body Is Nothing was originally released by DKA Records. All three LP pressings sold out in a matter of weeks. With a heavy emphasis on rhythm and atmosphere, the 10-songs presented here showcase a songwriting and production style that is sophisticated and unique, dark but powerfully uplifting. The sound is paradoxically massive yet minimal, providing the perfect space for Jae Matthews rich, deep, and emotive vocals to occupy as she, along with copilot Gus Muller, pulls the listener ever deeper with each passing song. Pressed on limited edition Silver vinyl.


METAL
Benediction "The Nuclear Blast Recordings" CD (Dissonance) 
Brummie death metal masters Benediction have been at the top of their game since their inception in 1989. During their highly successful career the band released seven studio albums through Nuclear Blast Records. And now, flourishing UK heavy metal label Dissonance Productions have rolled these gargantuan slabs of death metal perfection into one limited edition 6CD box set.

Black Death "s/t" LP (Hells Headbangers)   
Highly sought after by collectors, not only is Black Death a crucial piece in the rich history of Cleveland heavy metal, its original 1984 release marks the first full-length by an all-African-American heavy metal band. More than that, with the band's origins dating back to 1977, Black Death are largely known to be the first African-American metal band. But most of all, Black Death's lone album is a classic of raw 'n' wild heavy metal with a thirst for the epic and dramatic.

Malokarpatan "Nordkarpatanland" LP (Invictus) 
New album from the Slovakian black metal group.
Old Mans Child "The Pagan Prosperity" LP (Cosmic Key) Legendary black metal band from Oslo, Norway, founded by Galder (Dimmu Borgir). The pagan prosperity album was originally released in 1997 by Century Media. Here is the official repress on Cosmic Key Creations. Limited edition to 500 copies white/silver swirl vinyl.

Warloghe "The First Possession" LP (No Colours) 
Crucial landmark of Finnish True Black Metal re-issued with some additional lyrics and text printed in insert.

Warloghe "Womb of Pestilence" LP 
Warloghe's cult rare second full length re-pressed. Warloghe was active in the true Finnish Black Metal underground in the 1990s, and, after dissolving after 2 full lengths and several smaller releases, members were later seen in important related Black Metal outfits such as Horna, Utgard and Satanic Warmaster. Surely not to be missed for fans of the aforementioned acts.


SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Orgone "Reasons" CD/LP (Killion Sound)   
Orgone is one of the most exciting bands in the new generation of funk bands; led by the powerhouse vocals of Adryon de León, Orgone recalls such legendary groups as Rufus and Sly & The Family Stone at their best. Their new album Reasons illuminates a band hitting it's stride, capturing the raw power and refined sensibilities that defines Orgone.

Purple Image "s/t" LP (Tidal Waves Music) 
In the midst of the musical revolution of 1968, a 24-year old kid named Warren Adams put together an eight-piece band by the name of Purple Image. When most African-American bands in the Cleveland, Ohio area turned to R&B and soul music, Purple Image played mind-bending psychedelic funk rock. The band blasted out a thumping psychedelic sound much like the post-Hendrix black rock of their Detroit counterparts 'Death' and 'Black Merda'. Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the official vinyl reissue of this super-heavy 1970 psych-funk album. Limited edition (500 copies) complete with the original artwork and exclusive liner notes/pictures provided by Purple Image's founding member Warren Adams and family.

Taylor, Gloria Ann "Love is a Hurtin' Thing b/w Brother Less Than a Man" 7" (Ubiquity Records) 
Love Is A Hurtin' Thing" is the lead single from Gloria Ann Taylor's anthology with the ultra-heavy psychedelic soul burner Brother Less Than A Man" on the B-side. Originally released on Gloria and her husband Walter Whisenhunt's label Selector Sound as a 7" single, Love Is A Hurtin' Thing" features her soaring vocals backed by luscious strings, orchestral horns and a searing guitar. On the flip is Brother Less Than A Man" which sounds like a proto Funkadelic /Parliament psychedelic funk bomb. Pressed as a 7" single on the House Guests label, it highlights a grittier side of her singing that matches the song's depth and intensity. Backed by a rhythm section featuring Bootsy Collins and brother Catfish who along with Gloria and her husband founded the label after leaving James Brown's band.


FOLK
Denver, John "Greatest Hits" LP (RCA) LP reissue.


COUNTRY
Crockett, Charly "Lil GL's Blue Bonanza" LP (Son of Davy)  
Growing up in San Benito, Texas, the hometown of Freddy Fender, and hitch-hiking across the country exposed Crockett to street life at a young age. Charley returned home to Texas and released his debut solo album titled A Stolen Jewel in 2015, receiving a Dallas Observer Award that year for "Best Blues Act". He released his sophomore record In The Night in 2016 and played over 125 shows that year. In September of 2017, Charley released an album of honky tonk covers, Lil GL's Honky Tonk Jubilee to critical acclaim. Now in 2018, Crockett releases releases his second record of covers, Lil GL's Blue Bonanza. In this record, Crockett rediscovers some familiar and some forgotten songs in this entertaining and soulful record.

Milsap, Ronnie "The Duets" CD (Riser House) 
Ronnie is so adored in and outside country music, as evidenced by the array of stars on this new album of lovely duets. Two debuts join new versions of his classics: "A Woman's Love" with Willie Nelson, "Smokey Mountain Rain" with Dolly Parton, "Southern Boys and Detroit Wheels" with Billy Gibbons, "Misery Loves Company" with Leon Russell, "Houston Solution" with George Strait, "No Getting over Me" with Kacey Musgraves and more.

Parsons, Gram "GP" LP (Rhino) 
180 gram reissue. The 7" is She (edit) b/w That's All It Took.


BLUES
Jimmy Rogers All-Star Band "Blues Blues Blues" 2xLP (Rhino) 
Reissue of this 1999 blues supergroup album featuring Jeff Healey, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Taj Mahal, and more!

Redbone, Leon "Long Way From Home" LP (Third Man Records)  
On the Track - Leon Redbone's debut LP - was originally issued on Warner Brothers Records in 1975 and will be reissued exclusively on vinyl by Third Man Records. Long Way From Home was recorded in 1972 by Dave Benders for WBFO Radio at the University of Buffalo and features some of the earliest known Leon Redbone recordings. Long Way From Home was never released commercially and will finally be available in CD, LP and digital formats for all to enjoy.

 
REGGAE / DUB / SKA
Mad Professor "Dubbing With Anansi" LP (Ariwa Sounds) 
Another classic Dub album from the master blaster..This album sees the Mad Professor explore the West African and Caribbean folklore character Anansi.


WORLD MUSIC
Abdul, Peter "Get Down With Me" LP (Dig This Way) 
Dig This Way Records is proud to present its first official reissue: a marvelous Nigerian disco boogie album by Peter Abdul - Get Down With Me. Impossible to find on the original EMI press is now finally back into the market for everybody to enjoy it and make the hips move.

Hama "Houmeissa" LP (Sahel Sounds) 
Nigerien composer Hama presents a groundbreaking album of traditional electronic desert folk songs, hovering somewhere between early 90s techno and synthwave.

Moctar, Mdou "Blue Stage Sessions" LP (Third Man Records) 
Mdou is a member of the Tuareg music community gestating in the remote desert city of Agadez, Niger, "where guitars are king." His music first came to the attention of Western music-lovers through the essential field recording work being done by the good folks at Sahel Sounds, first on their 2010 compilation Music From Saharan Cellphones. While much of Tuareg music has become more distorted, faster and bombastic as of late, Mdou's soundscapes are more traditionally sparse, polyrhythmic and deeply psychedelic, with lyrics sung in the style of Tuareg nomadic poets.

Sourakata Koite "En Hollande" CD/LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa)   
After moving to Paris in the late 70s he began to play in different bands and for musicians like Manu Dibango, Touré Kounda, Mangala, Mah Damba and more. During a festival in Holland, a music producer form Plexus Records heard him and asked to make a recording. In 1984 in an old chicken coop near Delft, Koité recorded the entire album in one take, including overdubs. The rich sonics and deep sound beautifully presents Koité's virtuosic and entrancing renditions of traditional and original tunes.

Regina, Elis "Elis" LP (Phillips) 
An excellent early album by one of Brazil's greatest singers, Elis (1966) captures Regina at a time when her voice was raw and filled with emotion. She is showcased here singing tunes by some of Brazil's best songwriters, like Milton Nascimento, Marcos Valle, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Edu Lobo, and Caetano Veloso, among others. The superb arrangements featured here blend jazz, bossa, and more complicated vocal settings.

Veloso, Caetano "Qualquer Coisa" LP (Phillips) 
1975 studio album by the influential Caetano Veloso. Although Qualquer Coisa is quite different from his more experimental records (such as his Tropicalia sets or the 1972 LP Araca Azul), it possesses a unique charm, which shows Veloso returning to the basics. It includes readings of three late-Beatles tracks (sung in English) - "Eleanor Rigby", "For No One", and "Lady Madonna", as well as essential tunes Caetano's repertoire, such as "A Tua Presenca Morena", "La Flor de la Canela", and the title track.


ELECTRONIC
Laps "Who Me?" LP (DFA Records) 
Glasgow duo Ladies As Pimps, a.k.a. LAPS, make their DFA debu

Shigeto "Weighted" LP (Ghostly International) 
Four new tracks on this new EP. Limited on transparent magenta vinyl


COMPOSERS / LIBRARY MUSIC / NEW AGE
Melnyk, Lubomyr "Fallen Trees" LP (Erased Tapes) 
Melnyk is noted for his continuous music, a piano technique based on extremely rapid notes and complex note-series, usually with the sustain pedal held down to generate harmonic overtones and sympathetic resonances. These overtones blend or clash according to harmonic changes. Most of his music is for piano, but he has also composed chamber and orchestral works.

Spiegel, Laurie "The Expanding Universe" 2xCD/3xLP (Unseen Worlds) 
Amazingly thorough expanded reissue of this under-exposed electroacoustic composer. Taking the original 45 minute release and adding nearly 2 more hours of unheard tracks produced around the same time, all with help and equipment at Bell Labs mid 1970s. Indescribably beautiful sounds for inner space travel.

Spiegel, Laurie "Unseen Worlds" CD/2xLP (Unseen Worlds)   
Composed between 1987-1990. To quote Slate magazine, "An underground legend ... Countless synthesizer-driven acts in Brooklyn are, right this very second, criminally unaware of the debt they owe her."


SOUNDTRACKS
"Buio Omega" by Goblin LP (Death Waltz) 
Soundtrack to the gory film by Joe D'Amato.

"Phenomena" by Goblin 2xLP (Waxwork) 
Waxwork Records is excited to announce the expanded and deluxe vinyl release of PHENOMENA Original Motion Picture Score. Written and directed by Dario Argento and scored by Claudio Simonetti and Fabio Pignatelli of the progressive-rock group Goblin, Phenomena (also known as Creepers) is a 1985 Italian supernatural giallo-horror film starring Jennifer Connelly (Labyrinth, Requiem For A Dream) and Donald Pleasance (Halloween, Escape From New York). The film originally featured a soundtrack by popular 1980's heavy metal bands such as Motörhead and Iron Maiden with only pieces of the score music composed by members of Goblin. Waxwork's new expanded double vinyl release features, for the first time, the complete featured score to PHENOMENA, in addition to all unused, unreleased, alternate score tracks, suites, and bonus tracks. Waxwork's new comprehensive PHENOMENA vinyl album features stunning new artwork by Kilian Eng, 180 gram colored vinyl housed within a deluxe old-style gatefold jacket with film laminate gloss coating, and an art print.

"The Big Lebowski" by v/a LP (Mondo) 
Mondo is proud to present the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers' cult-classic THE BIG LEBOWSKI, in honor of the film's 20th Anniversary. Featuring songs by Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Nina Simone, The Gipsy Kings, Townes Van Zandt and many more.


VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACKS
"The Last of Us (Original Video Game Score) Vol. 1" LP (Mondo)   
Included on over 240 Game Of The Year lists, Naughty Dog's survival horror masterpiece features a soundtrack that rivals some of greatest film scores of the last ten years. Fact Magazine has listed the soundtrack as the #3 Best Video Game soundtrack of all time.


EXPERIMENTAL
Brotzmann Massaker, Caspar "Black Axis" LP (Southern Lord)   
Brotzmann Massaker, Caspar "The Tribe" LP (Southern Lord)
Reissues of two 90s album from guitarist Caspar Brotzmann, son of free jazz legend Peter Brotzmann. These two Massaker LPs are examples of Caspar's melding of Hendrix and German industrial.

Machinefabriek "With Voices" CD/LP (Western Vinyl) 
Wewest recording by Dutch composer Rutger Zuydervelt under the moniker Machinefabriek. The album's eight pieces exhibit Zuydervelt's use of tone generators, radios, synths, and other hi-fi curio to construct bewildering aural architecture around vocal contributions from Marissa Nadler, Peter Broderick, Richard Youngs, and others.


LOCAL MUSIC
Bare Mountain "Into Becoming" CS (Peach Bloom) 
New CS offering from Dallas-based experimental artist.

Corduroi "Oceanarium" LP (Raw Paw) 
Corduroi is the electronic music project of Austin, TX native Cody Wilson. Drawing influences from the past and present, his music is a blend of styles made with software, hardware, and conventional instruments that venture from Hip Hop and House to Indie and Experimental.

Drip-Fed "S/T" CS/LP (Coin Toss / i.corrupt Records) 
Full-length from Austin punk group.

Popper Burns "Pure Disgust" LP (Self Released) 
Midwest trash punk potato munchers from Minneapolis gonna reach right into your chest and steal your hearts.

v/a "Lonestar: A Texas Friends & Family compilation" CS (Peach Bloom) 
Lonestar' is a compilation focusing on Texas talent that goes beyond a genre. Featuring Hovvdy, Bare Mountain, Mouse Trap, and more.


PRINTED MATTER
Bring It On Home  by Mark Blake BK (Da Capo Press)   
Peter Grant is the most famous music manager of all time. Often acknowledged as the "fifth member of Led Zeppelin," Grant's story has appeared in fragments across countless Zeppelin biographies, but none has explored who this brilliant and intuitive manager yet flawed and sometimes dangerous man truly was. No one has successfully captured the scope of his personality or his long-lasting impact on the music business. Acclaimed author and journalist Mark Blake seeks to rectify that.

Megalife by Nick Menza BK (Post Hill Press) 
With Nick Menza behind the kit, Megadeth transitioned from celebrated cult band to international superstars. Rust in Peace, the first album to feature Menza and Marty Friedman, was instantly considered a classic, sold over a million copies, got nominated for a Grammy Award, and established what many consider to be the definitive Megadeth lineup. Megalife: The Autobiography of Nick Menza is an unflinching look at life inside of one of metal's most successful bands, from the back of the stage to the bunks on the bus, as well as a blow-by-blow account of the tumultuous, complicated relationship between Menza and Mustaine. It is also the singular story of a self-taught musician who achieved his dreams through sheer will and determination, watched it all disintegrate, and then rebuilt himself from scratch.



Friday, January 11th

POP/ROCK
Claypool, Les Lennon Delirium "Blood And Rockets b/w Easily Charmed By Fools" 10" (ATO) Les Claypool + Sean Lennon. Hand stamped & numbered on clear vinyl with red splatter. Features two tracks from the forthcoming new record South of Reality, releasing 2/22/2019. 1500 copies exclusively for Indie Retail.

Hosono, Haruomi & Mac Demarco "Honey Moon" 7" (Light in the Attic)   
The new 7" sereis from Light in the Attic launches with Mac DeMarco covering one of his biggest musical idols, Haruomi Hosono. Having referenced him in numerous interviews and on his album covers, DeMarco now pays direct homage to the Japanese legend with his sincere take on "Honey Moon," originally released on Tropical Dandy in 1975. DeMarco effortlessly sings the original lyrics in Japanese, while maintaining his own unmistakable cool.

Kero Kero Bonito "Bonito Generation" LP (Polyvinyl) 
Kero Kero Bonito is a three-piece pop band from London, England. Members Sarah Midori Perry, Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled started making music together after meeting on a web forum in 2013 and have since gone on to successfully release multiple singles (Intro Bonito mixtape, Flamingo), a debut full-length album (Bonito Generation), and EP (TOTEP). Now, for the first time ever, Bonito Generation, TOTEP, and Flamingo are being made available to retail. These much-anticipated pressings also mark the first time TOTEP and Flamingo have ever been available on physical formats. Bonito Generation is pressed on 180-gram blue vinyl.

Kero Kero Bonito "Time 'n' Place" LP (Polyvinyl) 
Kero Kero Bonito's second full-length album, Time 'n' Place, sees the three-piece English group expanding on instrumentation and song structure while holding true to their undeniable knack for crafting the perfect pop hook. Amidst changes in their personal lives, the band returned to the suburbs in 2017 and started writing songs on the instruments they grew up with. This shift in their writing process led to all three members performing as a band for the first time. The slick, MIDI heavy production found on earlier releases has subsided to now include heavily distorted guitars, a full drum kit, and the addition of more analog arrangements. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged with a lyric booklet and download.

Matt & Kim "Grand" LP 
2009 release, the second album from Brooklyn-based duo Matt and Kim. During the period in between records the duo has toured extensively and developed a loyal and growing fan base that eagerly awaits the release of Grand. The band spent nine months recording and tweaking Grand in between tour dates. The result is an album that takes the band's musicianship and songwriting to the next level and also serves as a glowing representation of how far Matt and Kim have come since their debut.

Mineral "One Day When We Are Young" Book + 10" (House Arrest) 
25th anniversary commemorative book with never before seen photos, collectible 10" record with 2 new songs (the first new music in 20 years!), in depth band history, and contributions from members of members of Jimmy Eat World, Get Up Kids, and more.

Television "Adventure" LP (Rhino) 
Rhino Records is reissuing Television's sophomore album Adventure on red vinyl as part of their 2019 'Start Your Ear Off Right' series.

Wovenhand "Early Wovenhand" 4xLP BOX (Glitterhouse) 
Contains the first three albums by Wovenhand, two of them long out-of-print, and one appearing on vinyl for the first time. Includes Woven Hand (2002), Blush Music on double-LP (2003), and Consider The Birds (2004). Wovenhand's sound is a sweeping tapestry of gothic Americana, neo-folk, and alternative country. Early Wovenhand comes on 180 gram vinyl and includes download codes for each album; Carefully mastered; gatefold with a reprint of the band's first tour poster.


CLASSIC ROCK
Cooper, Alice "Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits" LP (Rhino) 
Rhino Records is reissuing Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits on silver vinyl as part of their 2019 'Start Your Ear Off Right' series. This compilation includes classic songs such as "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "School's Out," and "Billion Dollar Babies."

Monkees, The "Greatest Hits" LP (Rhino) 
Rhino Records is reissuing The Monkees Greatest Hits on orange vinyl as part of their 2019 'Start Your Ear Off Right' series. This compilation includes beloved songs such as "(Theme From) The Monkees," "Last Train To Clarksville," "I'm A Believer," and "Daydream Believer."


PROG & PSYCH ROCK
Pinhas, Richard "Iceland" LP (Superior Viaduct)   
Originally released in 1979, Iceland is Richard Pinhas' third solo album and his first following the breakup of Heldon. While moving away from the maximalism of his old band, paring down Heldon's hybrid of otherworldly sci-fi imagery and pummeling psych-prog riffs, the journey through Iceland is decidedly more inward. Consisting of longer, brooding synth-based pieces as well as short proto-industrial études and interstitial sketches, Iceland features Pinhas' delay-ridden electric guitar, pulsating machine rhythms and analog synthesizer washes-all vivid in texture and timbre, notwithstanding an undeniably chilling ambience.


PUNK / HARDCORE
Cold Meat "Pork Sword Fever" 7" (Static Shock) 
New EP from Perth, Australia hardcore band.


GOTH / DARKWAVE
Hante. "FIERCE" LP (Metropolis) 
Hante. Is a one woman project from the Paris-based Hélène de Thoury. Hante., While on the surface striking, cold, & synthetic, it becomes immediately evident that this unique blend of darkwave & striking electronics is also revealing, offering deep emotion & intimacy. The beautiful new album, FIERCE, showcases an artist of passion & emotional depth using her music to face her fears.

She Past Away "Belirdi Gece" LP (Metropolis) 
She Past Away "Narin Yalnizlik" LP (Metropolis)
Metropolis Records is proud reissue the She Past Away albums in North America. This unique act blends dark-wave with an 80's influence, post-punk era guitars with minimalist poetry sung in Turkish. She Past Away is a driving, mesmerizing outburst of sentimental anxiety through the nihilistic mind-frame, it is both personal & broad, like a wandering mind brave enough to question taboo & existence.


METAL
Abruptum "Vi Sonus Veris Nigrae Malitiaes" CD/LP (Profound Lore)   
Official reissue, and the first time ever on vinyl format, of Abruptum's notorious third album Vi Sonus Veris Nigrae Malitiaes. Originally released in 1996 on infamous cult black metal label Full Moon Productions, this Swedish band were always seen as one of the most bizarre, strangest, and otherworldly black metal entities. Masterminded by the late IT, known as one of the most unique black metal musicians ever, the band was christened by black metal godfather Euronymous of Mayhem (who released the first two of their albums on his Deathlike Silence Productions label) as the "audial essence of pure black evil." This album is the only Abruptum release that solely features IT, it's true visionary, on his own without the assistance of any other musicians. Recorded in 1995 at Peter Tagtgren's Abyss Studios, in what ended up being the most bizarre recording session Tagtgren has ever endured, the album consists of one long improvised track clocking in at an hour's length (edited meticulously to fit the 2xLP format), written and performed solely by IT. It consists of blackened horror-scapes, torturous sounds of noisy droning guitars, never ending feedback, thunderous pounding drums, and painful screams and moans of agony and despair.

Morbid Angel "Altars Of Madness" Full Dynamic Range Audio CD (Earache) 
10 tracks from one of Death Metal's biggest and most influential bands. Morbid Angel are widely renowned as the kings of the Death Metal genre with their revolutionary and unapologetic sound. Pressed from the original master tapes! These albums have been specially recreated using 'FDR' - full dynamic range mastering - pressed from the original master tapes, allowing the music's nuance to shine through and giving these classic albums a more ferocious and dynamic sound, enabling the listener to immerse themselves in the full audio heaviness.

Sinister "The Nuclear Blast Recordings" CD (Dissonance) 
Dutch death metal act SINISTER have had a long and successful career since their inception in 1988. During this career they released four albums through Nuclear Blast Records - "Hate" (1995), "Aggressive Measures" (1998), "Savage Or Grace" (2003) and "Afterburner" (2006). UK label Dissonance Productions have now rolled these death metal classics into one limited edition CD box set.

Sleep "Holy Mountain" Full Dynamic Range Audio CD (Earache) 
Full-dyanamic range audio edition.

Voivod "The Nuclear Blast Recordings" CD (Dissonance) 
Since their first demo in 1983 Canadian metallers Voivod have had a long and successful career establishing themselves as a key figure in the international metal scene. One chapter of their journey was signing to Nuclear Blast Records and releasing two prominent albums. "Katorz" (2006) and "Infini" (2009) have now been rolled into one limited edition 2 CD package.


SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Banks, Jacob "Village" LP (Interscope) 
2018 release from the Nigerian-born/UK-based singer/songwriter. Inspired by the proverb "it takes a village," the record explores human experiences, both good and bad, that universally shape our lives. Village features the tracks "Be Good to Me," "Love Ain't Enough" and "Chainsmoking".

Franklin, Aretha "Aretha's Gold" LP (Rhino) 
Reissue of Aretha Franklin's 1969 chart-topping greatest hits compilation, Aretha's Gold. Available here on gold colored vinyl.


FOLK
Van Ronk, Dave "Sings Ballads, Blues & A Spiritual" LP (Smithsonian Folkways) 
Dubbed "The Mayor of MacDougal Street," Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) was an iconoclastic folksinger and an influential figure in the American folk music revival of the 1960s. Because of his interest in African American folk music and blues, and his gift (or curse) of a gravelly baritone voice, Van Ronk was often criticized for his approach to his musical repertoire. His rejoinder was that he reserved the right to sing songs in the style that he deemed to be "the right way." This 1959 Folkways recording, his first on any label, is a collection of 19th- and early 20th-century traditional folk and blues songs that persuasively illustrates his stance. The vinyl reissue includes a liner notes booklet with the song lyrics and is part of Folkways Records' 70th anniversary celebration series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums released on the record label.


BLUES
Hawkins, Ted "The Next Hundred Years" LP (Analogue Productions) 
Rough-edged passionate soul debut by singer/guitarist Ted Hawkins. Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tape. 200-gram LP plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings. Stoughton Printing tip-on gatefold jacket.

Leadbelly "Easy Rider" LP (Smithsonian Folkways)   
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is proud to present 'Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection' - the first in-depth, career-spanning box set of songs, photos, and essays dedicated to one of America's most treasured 20th-century icons.

McGhee, Brownie & Sonny Terry "Brownie Mcghee And Sonny Terry Sing" LP (Smithsonian Folkways) 
The acoustic music duo of guitarist Brownie McGhee and harmonicist Sonny Terry were named National Heritage Fellows in 1982 in recognition of their distinctive musical contributions and accomplishments. Although primarily considered to be blues musicians, McGhee and Terry transcended the genre by including American folk songs and ballads in their repertoire. This 1958 recording, their first for the Folkways label, provides a small but inspiring example of the range of Americana and down-home blues music the duo performed throughout their 40-year partnership. The vinyl reissue of Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry Sing, which includes a liner notes booklet with the song lyrics and is part of Folkways Records' reissue series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums released on the record label.


JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
McPhee, Joe "Nation Time" LP (Superior Viaduct)   
The music on Nation Time came out of the fertile, but little-known creative jazz scene in Poughkeepsie, New York, McPhee's home base. Two bands were deployed, one with a funky free foundation featuring guitar and organ, the other consisting of a more standard jazz formation with two drummers and the brilliant Mike Kull at the piano. Across the concert and the next afternoon's audience-less recording session, the band was ignited by McPhee's passion and his gorgeous post-Coltrane / post-Pharoah tenor. On 'Shakey Jake,' they hit a James Brown groove filtered through Archie Shepp, while the sidelong title track is as searching and poignant today as it was during its heyday. Originally released in 1971 on CjR, an imprint started expressly to document McPhee's music, Nation Time has a sense of urgency and inspiration. Additional material from those December days would later appear on Black Magic Man, Hat Hut's first release. In fact, the first four records on this seminal Swiss label all featured McPhee.

 
REGGAE / DUB / SKA
Kingstonians "Sufferer" LP (Superior Viaduct)   
While Montego Bay natives Jackie Bernard, his brother Footy Bernard and cousin Lloyd Kerr recorded under various guises in the early '60s, their collective arrival as The Kingstonians in 1967 marked a sea change not only in the vocal trio's productivity and popularity, but also in the emerging Reggae sound. The Kingstonians made several chart-topping singles between 1968 and 1970, including the massive hit "Singer Man" whose success ultimately led to the release of their sole LP, Sufferer. Originally issued on Trojan, Sufferer collects a dozen of The Kingstonians' best-known songs. Produced by Derrick Harriott, these truly boss sounds would pack dancehalls on the island as well as become the soundtrack for working-class youth across '70s Britain.


WORLD MUSIC
Orchestre Abass "Orchestre Abass (De Bassari Togo)" LP (Analog Africa) 
Orchestra Abass' recordings, with their heavy, organ-led sound, combined with the deftest of musical touches, were the work of a rhythmic powerhouse, deeming them one of Togo's funkiest bands. Featuring "Samarin Banza", "Haka Dunia", and other Afro-funk masterpieces, the collection also presents some unreleased material by the band. 180 gram, virgin vinyl; gatefold sleeve with previously unseen pictures and a detailed biography of Orchestre Abass.

Quarteto Em Cy "s/t" LP (Odeon) 
Reissue of 1972 album from the classic female group. Contains the amazing cover of Milton Nascimento's Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser.

Valle, Marcos "Mustang Cor de Sangue" LP (Odeon) 
Reissue of 1969 album.

v/a "Music of Indonesia" LP (Fantome Phonographique)   
The influences on Indonesian musical traditions are deep and wide; Music Of Indonesia, recorded in 1950, is one of the earliest western documents of this rich tradition. Featuring sounds ranging from beautiful Balinese gamelan orchestras and operas to the raw power of katjapi (a variety of boat-lute), and more, this is one of the best glimpses into the Indonesian musical traditions the world will ever see.


ELECTRONIC 
Des Vu "Burn to Grow Greener" CD (Self Released) 
New ambient darkwave release from Birmingham, Alabama artist.


EXPERIMENTAL
Dead C "Rare Ravers" LP (Ba Da Bing!) 
New album from the legendary New Zealand experimental rock group.

Mz.412 "In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi" LP (Concilium) 
First of 5 albums in the MZ. 412 reissue series, with a new album underway. 1995 bore witness to the resurrection of nefarious Swedish horde MZ. 412. This ground-breaking, genre-defining album saw the inventors of "Black Industrial" blur the boundaries between Black Metal, Ritual Industrial, Dark Ambient and Power Noise.

Nocturnal Emissions  "Spiritflesh" LP (Mannequin)   
Reissue, originally self-released in 1988 on Earthly Delights. Led by Nigel Ayers and Caroline K, the band was one of the first to use tape cutting, avant-garde art, and underground video works to create a stage experience that was being cultivated by like-minded artists like Throbbing Gristle, SPK, and Cabaret Voltaire. Nigel Ayers played church harmonium, chime, and music box on the record, and used samples of chimpanzees, cattle, and African and European wild birds. A masterpiece and a major reference for the early drone/dark ambient minds.

Stapleton / Tibet "The Threats Of Memories Double" LP (Dirter Promotions) 
The Threats Of Memories Double features tracks from Steven Stapleton and David Tibet's The Sadness Of Things (1991) and Musicalische Kürbs Hütte (1996). Also includes a previously unreleased outtake from Musical Pumpkin Cottage (1996). Gatefold sleeve; Includes insert with lyrics and credits.

Throbbing Gristle "20 Jazz Funk Greats" LP (Mute)  
Black vinyl repress of 20 Jazz Funk Greats, the landmark 1979 album from industrial music pioneers Throbbing Gristle. The impetus for the record apparently came about from Genesis P-Orridge's mum's request that the band record something "nice". The tame cover photo shows the nattily dressed band - white disco jacket, comfy slacks, mini-skirt - stood amid flowers on a clifftop. The chosen scene of natural beauty was Beachy Head, a notorious suicide spot. 20 Jazz Funk Greats' cheerful breaching of lounge jazz and disco contains some of the band's prettiest moments on songs like the breathy "Hot on the Heels of Love". Similarly "Tanith" and "Exotica" are gentle interludes in which TG's usual jagged punctuations are kept to a minimum. You could be fooled into thinking this was indeed easy-listening industrial.


Friday, January 4th

POP/ROCK
CTM "Red Dragon" LP (Posh Isolation) 
CTM (Cæcilie Trier Musik) presents Red Dragon for Posh Isolation. Trier is a Copenhagen based cellist, singer, and composer, with her classical training apparent across her many and varied projects and collaborations Produced with Asger Hartvig, aka MC Boli of Boli Group. Trier's previous album Suite For A Young Girl (2016) was nominated for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize in 2017. Features appearances from Coco O, Frederikke Hoffmeier (Puce Mary), Soho Rezanejad, and Dawda Jobarteh.

Garcia, John (Kyuss) "John Garcia And The Band Of Gold" LP (Napalm) 
The Kyuss legend and founder of desert rock institutions such as Unida, Slo-Burn, Hermano and Vista Chino returns with his next incarnation: John Garcia & The Band Of Gold.

Scandinavian Star "SOLAS" LP (Posh Isolation) 
Malthe Fischer's debut album SOLAS is a series of heart-wrenching affairs performed in crisp detail. Since his self-titled and widely loved cassette for Ascetic House (2015), Fischer has been most prominent in the band Lust For Youth. SOLAS shares some of the floaty, melodramatic electronics of Lust For Youth's most elegant moments, but it's a different flavor of heartbreak and intrigue being pushed by Fischer in his solo work. Gesturing toward longing and hope, and occasionally struggling to get out of the misty collage of stumbling rhythms, a symphony of disembodied voices trail across SOLAS.


CLASSIC ROCK
Bowie, David "1. Outside" LP (Friday Music) 
Double 180gm black-and-white swirl colored vinyl LP pressing in tri-fold jacket. Outside is the nineteenth studio album by British rock legend David Bowie, released on 25 September 1995 by Arista Records. It marked Bowie's reunion with Brian Eno, whom he had worked with among others on his Berlin Trilogy in the 1970s.

Bowie, David "Hours" LP (Friday Music) 
1999's "Hours..." was a critically acclaimed celebration of some of David Bowie's finest and most memorable late 90's period work. Compared often to his earlier classics like "Scary Monsters" and "Low", "Hours..." was a treasure trove of new Bowie music which surely catered to his millions of fans across the world.

Who, The "The Who Sell Out" LP (Vinyl Lovers) 
Reissue, originally released in 1967. The Who's legendary third album, released in 1967, was a concept album of songs made into advertisements, with the cover art featuring members of the band pretending to endorse various products. Clear blue vinyl.


ROCK N ROLL / ROCKABILLY / GARAGE
Diddley, Bo "R & B Master Works" 2xLP+CD (Delta R&B) 
A fine selection of Bo Diddley's singles recorded for the Chess Records subsidiary label Checker from 1955 to 1962, plus one later track laid down for Pye International. Bo Diddley (Ellas Otha Bates McDaniel) had a big influence on guitar heroes like Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and groups like The Clash to name but a few. Double LP on 180 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve, includes liners and all tracks on CD in a cardboard sleeve.

Shangri-Las, The "65!" LP (Radiation Deluxe Series) 
Reissue, originally released in 1965. 65! is the band's second LP, and is pure NYC girl-group perfection. Features songwriting credits from the Brill Building's dynamic duo of Jeff Berry and Ellie Greenwich, as well as future Band member Levon Helm, Ike Turner, and more. 180 gram vinyl.

Shangri-Las, The "Leader of the Pack" LP (Radiation Deluxe Series) 
Reissue, originally released in 1965. Following the success of their hit singles "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" and the title track, The Shangri-Las, all still in their teens, released their debut album Leader Of The Pack in early 1965. With songs from Lieber & Stoller, Berry & Greenwich, The Isley Brothers, and more, this LP was absolutely the sound of mid-60s New York City. 180 gram vinyl.


PROG & PSYCH ROCK
Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. "Reverse Of Rebirth In Universe" LP (Riot Season) 
In recent years, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. have experienced seismic line-up changes, which have given them another new lease on life. As anyone that has seen the new line-up live will testify, things have gone even more cosmic. Long-time fans will recognize some of the song titles, but the songs themselves have been reworked and transformed far away from their original versions. Gloss-finished 350 gram sleeve, edition of 300, includes download code. 

Rou gh & Wojtyla feat. Richard Pinhas "s/t" LP (Bam Balam) 
Richard Pinhas, the founder of '70s legends Heldon is one of France's best known experimental musicians. Drones are supported by a tentative jazz drum beat and Pinhas's guitar.

v/a "Astral Daze: Psychedelic South African Rock 1968-1972" LP (Take It Acid Is) 
Astral Daze covers fourteen South African groups from the heyday of heavy psychedelic rock, 1968-1972. Issued by new label Take It Acid Is on 140 gram vinyl with insert. Rarities from well-known artists like Abstract Truth, Suck, Otis Waygood, Freedom's Children, John & Philipa Cooper, McCully Workshop and Hawk, as well as lesser known acts like Buzzard, The Fireflies, The Idiots, Tidal Wave, and The Invaders. Licensed by the Fresh Music label in South Africa and available on vinyl for the first time, complete with insert and liner notes.


PUNK / HARDCORE
Chronophage "Prolog for Tomorrow" LP (Cleta-Patra) 
The debut LP from this exciting Austin, TX group. With shades of scumbled UKDIY, bedroom indie à la K, Midwestern wave, and something orbiting cowpunk, Prolog for Tomorrow's 11 tracks form a rough-hewn missive from Chronophage's world.

Groove Domestic Product "s/t" CS (Cleta-Patra) 
Demo cassette from this new band out of Minneapolis featuring members of Mystic Inane and Uranium Club.


METAL
Mercyful Fate "9" LP (Metal Blade) 
Picture disc pressing of the seventh and final album from the Danish heavy metal legends. With production duties handled by Kol Marshall, 9 marked the welcome return of a more streamlined and brutal sound not heard since their monumental 1984 effort Don't Break The Oath.

Mercyful Fate "Dead Again" LP (Metal Blade) 
1998's Dead Again is the band's second to last album and first sans founding guitarist Michael Denner who is replaced here by Candlemass' Mike Wead. However, King Diamond always delivers and the Danish heavy metal legends don't miss a beat on powerful epics like "The Lady Who Cries" and "Sucking on Your Blood." Vibrant picture disc pressing with original artwork by acclaimed Swedish artist Kristian Wåhlin.

Mercyful Fate "Into the Unknown" LP (Metal Blade) 
Picture disc pressing. 1996's Into the Unknown is the Danish heavy metal legends last with founding guitarist Michael Denner in the fold. King Diamond delivers the goods as always with his piercing falsetto matching the never ending technically proficient riffage from Sherman and Denner every step of the way. Home to the barn burners "The Uninvited Guest," "Ghost Of Change" and "Holy Water."

Toadliquor "Hortator's Lament" LP (Southern Lord) 
Extremely cult, extremely mysterious and extremely rare. All allowed/known recordings of this behemoth legend pressed up on double vinyl. Not only does this include some extremely scarce recordings dug up from the grave but also includes a newly recorded song that was especially prepared, written and documented for this release. Mastered by Brad Boatright. For fiends of: Eyehategod, Buzz-oven, LICE and Grief.


SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Williams, Larry "Here's Larry Williams" LP (Wax Love) 
Reissue, originally released in 1959. Collects all of Larry Williams' biggest singles on one LP along with some killer deep cuts. If one digs piano-driven R&B shouters, Here's Larry Williams is absolutely essential, a classic from one of New Orleans' greatest.


COUNTRY 
Nelson, Willie "Teatro" 2xLP (Modern Classic) 
Back in print on vinyl! Location is everything. When Willie Nelson and album producer Daniel Lanois set out to create a cinematic-sounding album, Teatro, they took over a disused movie theatre in Oxnard, California, and pictured its dusty glory on the LP sleeve. Recorded as-live in situ amid the red velvet seats, Teatro sees Nelson working extensively with his frequent collaborator Emmylou Harris, who joins him for duets and on backing vocals on 11 of the 14 tracks. The other major player is U2 and Paul McCartney collaborator Daniel Lanois (producer of Bob Dylan's Time Out of Mind, Emmylou Harris' Wrecking Ball), who produces the album, plays guitar and bass, took the cover photo and wrote one of the album's songs, "The Maker", a stunning performance with glacier-thick vibe.

Reckless Kelly "Bulletproof" LP (Yep Rock) 
Reckless Kelly is back on the rock n' roll stage with their most ambitious and venomous album to date. Rollicking guitars and a relentlessly aggressive rhythm section pound out political statements alongside epic road anthems and ragged love songs. As always, Reckless brings it's indomitable Texas spirit to the new album, resulting in what promises to be the band's most immediate offering of their career. Recorded at Willie Nelson's legendary Perdernales Studios in Lake Travis, Texas, BULLETPROOF is a call to arms, an opening salvo in Reckless Kelly's campaign to spread the nearly religious dedication of it's Texas followers to fans all across the U.S. of A.


JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
EABS "Kraksa / Svantetic (feat. Tenderlonious)" 12" (22A) 
22a presents a stunning collaborative project with the Polish jazz septet EABS, featuring Tenderlonious on Soprano Sax and flute. EABS are considered to be one of the most exciting and accomplished jazz bands in the world right now. These two tracks were recorded live and straight to dat tape in Poland, and continue the wave of dancefoor orientated jazz music.

Gordon, Dexter "A Swingin' Affair" LP (Down at Dawn) 
Reissue, originally issued in 1962. Gordon's tenor saxophone leads an all-star quartet including Sonny Clark (piano), Butch Warren (bass), and Billy Higgins (drums).

Holiday, Billie "Lady Day" LP (Down at Dawn) 
Reissue, originally issued in 1954. Lady Day consists of a gorgeous collection of classic performances by Holiday accompanied by a stellar cast of jazz greats such as Lester Young, Teddy Wilson, and Benny Goodman.

Montgomery, Wes "Live At The BBC Studios 1965" LP (Hi Hat) 
Excellent performance live at the BBC Studios captures the guitarist at the peak of his powers. Digitally remastered and packaged with background liners.

Russell, George Septet "The Stratus Seekers" LP (Doxy) 
Reissue, originally issued in 1962. Russell's music is experimental, often difficult, and based on considerable technical theory. Numbered edition of 500.

Silver, Horace Quintet "The Stylings of Silver" LP (Down at Dawn) 
Reissue, originally issued on Blue Note in 1957. The Stylings Of Silver is one of the great and often-overlooked of Silver's mid-fifties Blue Note sessions, featuring a fine horn section with trumpeter Art Farmer and tenor sax great Hank Mobley. A super swinging set, The Stylings Of Silver, includes gems like the opening essential "No Smoking" and the classic ballad "My One and Only Love". Edition of 300.

 
WORLD MUSIC
Nfor, Willy "Movements: Boogie Down In Africa" LP (Livingstone Studio) 
Movements: Boogie Down In Africa is a compilation of lovingly selected tracks from three albums by Willie Nfor: Mighty Flames Willie Nfor (1979), Feel So Fine (1981) and My Turn (1982). Nfor was a member of The Mighty Flames, Sonny Okosun's band, and Bongos Ikwe's Groovies. Includes previously unpublished photos and detailed notes; gatefold sleeve.

Veloso, Caetano "Caetano Veloso (A Little More Blue)" LP (Lilith) 
Reissue, originally issued in 1971. Veloso was a young revolutionary who used his music to protest against Brazil's oppressive military regime. Veloso's extreme bitterness and melancholy can be heard on every groove of this album. Color vinyl.

v/a "Hong Kong Score" LP (Wan Chai) 
Hong Kong Score is an introspection into the music of the Chinese cinema industry with a selection of tracks from Hong-Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan, specially produced for movies and illustrations. The result is 12 unknown gems sung mostly in Mandarin and Cantonese, from deep instrumentals, hip-hop breaks, Ethio-style crazy drums, to heavy bass in the Alain Goraguer style. Features: Yao Su Rong, Lena Lim, Li Tai-Hsiang, Teresa Teng, and more.

v/a "Saigon Supersound Vol. 2" 2xLP (Saigon Supersound) 
More interesting tunes of a musical era that has long been obscured, that of Vietnam in the time of early rock and roll. Constantly changing and learning from different cultures, this modern music of Vietnam cuts a window into the soul of the Vietnamese person and the country's history as a whole. Features: Carol Kim, Son Ca, Van Son, Elvis Phuong, and more. Double LP version comes in gatefold sleeve. 


COMPOSERS / LIBRARY MUSIC /  NEW AGE
Kaestner, Ric "Music for Massage II" LP (Sifted Sand) 
5 Years after the New Age cult-classic album Music For Massage hit the shelves, it's sequel was silently released. Never intended for consumer sale, Music For Massage II was only known to a select few masseuses and tape collectors - the very definition of esoteric. Musically, it's both an homage to how far the genre had come in those 5 years and served as a predictor of what was to come. Comprising elements of Folk, Drone, Ambient, Ethereal, Minimal, Modern Classical, the recording is quintessential of all things New Age.

Radigue, Eliane "Geelriandre / Arthesis" LP (Important Records) 
Geelriandre, realized on an ARP 2500 synthesizer in 1972, features Gérard Fremy on prepared piano. Arthesis, realized using the University of Iowa's Moog in 1973, comprises the full duration of side B. Pressed at RTI; first edition of 1000.

Saito, Takako "Spontaneous Music" LP (Edition Telemark) 
Edition Telemark present archival recordings by Takako Saito, a Japanese artist closely related with Fluxus. In line with her general artistic approach, Saito recorded a number of musical pieces between 1982 and 1992. Retrospectively, she called these recordings "Spontaneous Music" because they involved very simple actions with voice and everyday objects that happened spontaneously. Some recordings have become part of sound pieces in her exhibition "Games" at Emily Harvey Gallery in New York in 1990, but none of them have been released so far. A selection from the recordings is published here for the first time. Housed in a full-color sleeve; includes one insert with liner notes by Saito, a poster, and four postcards; Edition of 300.

v/a "Midday Moon" 2xLP (Bedroom Suck) 
Midday Moon is a survey of ambient and experimental music that emerged from Australia and New Zealand between 1980 and 1995. These recordings are sourced from a rich variety of micro-labels, private pressings, theatre soundtracks and artists' personal archives. Curated by Melbourne based DJ and archivalist, Sanpo Disco (a.k.a Rowan Mason), the collection delves deep into the world of outsider music that emerged in Australia and New Zealand in the latter half of the twentieth century, as synthesisers and early workstations began to enter the consumer marketplace.


ELECTRONIC 
Barrott, Mark "Nature Sound of the Balearics" LP (Running Back Incantations) 
Mark Barrott is the man behind International Feel, Roca, Future Loop Foundation, as well as being a founding member of the Balearic boy-band Talamanca System alongside Gerd Janson and Lauer. Nature Sounds of The Balearics is Mark's debut LP on Running Back Incantations.

Kidel, Sam "Silicon Ear" LP (Latency) 
Following his compelling comment on the modern-day culture of call centres, Disruptive Muzak -- awarded Album of the Year 2016 by Boomkat -- Sam Kidel turns his analytical artistry towards the ominous gatekeepers of online communication with a rave-inspired rebel spirit to match his scientific methodology.

Mills, Jeff "Str Mrkd" 12" (Star Marked) 
The first release from a new Axis sub-label by Jeff Mills. New thinking for a new time. Strap yourself in!

New Dreams Ltd. "Sleepline" 2xLP (Aguirre) 
A crucial album by vaporwave pioneer Ramona Vektroid, here released under the moniker New Dreams Ltd. Sleepline saw Ramona Xavier returning to her plunderphonic tactics, looping and down-pitching what sounds like decades-old Japanese commercials. Double-LP version comes in an edition of 700; High glossy gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves; Includes download code. 

Objekt "Cocoon Crush" 2xLP (PAN) 
Written in Berlin and on the road, Cocoon Crush once again sees Objekt jettisoning the functional requirements of the dancefloor. Cocoon Crush is an intriguing and enigmatic album, in which ghostly synth passages weave through mind-bending, weighty drums, and ASMR-triggering Foley collages scrape and sparkle. Through meticulous sculpting, Objekt traces an impressionistic journey through claustrophobia, hope, guilt, anxiety, and joy, nested in layers of detail which reward with every listen. Mastered by Rashad Becker, photography by Kasia Zacharko, and layout by Bill Kouligas.

Sacred Tapestry "Shader Complete" 2xLP (Aguirre) 
A definitive version of the Shader album by vaporwave pioneer Ramona Vektroid, here under the moniker Sacred Tapestry. Shader Complete is an exquisite, multi-faceted album that pivots effortlessly between widescreen electronic synthscapes, atmospheric drones, and claustrophobic appropriations. Mastered by Rashad Becker. Double-LP version comes in an edition of 700; High glossy gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves; Includes download code. 

Skynet "Infiniti" 2xLP (Tresor) 
Juan Atkins's Infiniti project combines raw tactility and puristic elegance on Skynet. Alongside fellow Detroit legend Terrence Dixon, who appears on several tracks, Atkins exposes the life and emotion in machines. Includes download.


SOUNDTRACKS
"Beetlejuice" by Danny Elfman LP (Waxwork) 
The soundtrack by composer Danny Elfman and featuring two tracks by Harry Belafonte is instantly recognizable. Waxwork Records is excited to present the complete soundtrack, remastered, and pressed to 180 gram colored vinyl with deluxe packaging for the 30th Anniversary of the film.

"Beverly Hills Cop" (Original Score) by Harold Faltermeyer LP (Enjoy The Ride) 
The score to Beverly Hills Cop, available for the first time on vinyl. Composed by Grammy Award winner Harold Faltermeyer (Top Gun, Fletch, Midnight Express), the 80's synth-pop sound is nostalgic and iconic. The protege of musical mastermind Giorgio Moroder got to show the world what he could do with this infectious compositions and fan favorite, "Axel F," which is strewn throughout various tracks of the score.

"Jodorowsky's Dune" by Kurt Stenzel 2xLP (Cinewax) 
Back in print!


PRINTED MATTER
Beckman, Janette "The Mash Up" BK (Hat & Beard Press) 
With photographs by Janette Beckman and work from a wide-ranging selection of graffiti artists curated by Cey Adams, the book features the fusion of Beckman's iconic hip-hop portraits with graffiti-based interpretations from Crash, Futura, Lady Pink, Lee Quiñones, Queen Andrea, Revolt, Todd James, Zephyr, and more.