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Friday, September 20th

POP/ ROCK
Alpert, Herb "Over The Rainbow" CD (Herb Alpert Presents) 
On this 2019 album Herb Alpert began the same way he has done for all of his albums over the years: searching for great melodies. That search has resulted in the prolific trumpeter's latest offering, a collection of 11 classics and one brand new, original track.

Bjork, Brant "Jalamanta" LP (Heavy Psych Sounds) 
Reissue, originally released in 1999. Brant Bjork's first record as a solo artist and Tony Mason's first record as an engineer. Features a Blue Öyster Cult cover, "Take Me Away". Double-LP versions available in black vinyl or limited edition color vinyl.

blink-182 "NINE" LP / CD (Columbia) 
'Nine' is the 2019 album from Grammy nominated California rock heavyweights, blink-182. The album features soon to be classics "Darkside," "Happy Days," "Generational Divide," "Blame It On My Youth," and others.

Bradbury, Darrin "Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs" CD (Anti) 
Darrin Bradbury writes about the way things really are in America - a singular perspective shaped by a natural gift for storytelling and a sly sense of humor. A self-described folk satirist who has toured the country for more than a decade, Bradbury collects his oddball observations in his newest album.

Chastity Belt "S/T" LP / CD (Hardly Art) 
Chastity Belt talks a lot about intention these days-how to be more present with each other. The four-piece is nine years deep in this, after all. It seems now, more than ever, that circuit is a movement of intentionality, one that creates a space inside which they can be themselves, among themselves. It's a space where the euphoria of making music with your best friends is protected from the outside world's churning expectations.

Combs, Andrew "Ideal Man" [Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl] LP / CD (New West) 
On his new album, 'Ideal Man,' Andrew Combs worked with producer/engineer Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker) to achieve a more raw, direct sound. The collection was captured live in Cohen's Brooklyn studio, with compact arrangements fueled by taut, elastic grooves. While Combs may be best known as a singer/songwriter in the classic 1970's Laurel Canyon sense, he proves the true versatility of his work here, often setting his acoustic aside in favor of atmospheric synthesizers and distorted electric guitars.

Disturbed "Believe" (Picture Disc) LP (Warner Bros.) 
Limited picture disc vinyl LP pressing. 'Believe' is the second studio album by heavy metal band Disturbed, originally released on September 17, 2002. Produced by the band and Johnny K, it focuses heavily on religious and spiritual themes inspired by recent tragedies. With greater emphases on melodic dynamics, it also demonstrates a broadening in the band's musical range compared to their 2000 debut 'The Sickness.'

Fish, Samantha "Kill Or Be Kind" CD (Rounder/Concord) 
Samantha Fish's prodigious gifts as a genre-bending singer, songwriter, and electrifying guitarist have inspired tremendous acclaim from critics and her peers and have earned an abundance of awards for the young artist. Now, with 'Kill or Be Kind,' Fish is poised for a major breakthrough.

Fitz and The Tantrums "All the Feels" CD (New Elektra) 
Multi-platinum artists Fitz and the Tantrums have quickly grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers. The LA-based band release their much-anticipated, fourth full length 'All The Feels,' featuring lead single "123456." 'All The Feels' follows the band's 2016 release 'Fitz And The Tantrums,' which spawned the group's biggest hit to date, "HandClap."

Fly Pan Am "C'est ca" LP (Constellation) 
'C'est ça' marks the return of Montréal avant-rock quartet Fly Pan Am, who released an acclaimed series of albums in Constellation's early years, from 1999-2004. The band's unique and heady collision of motorik repetition, shoegaze maximalism, punk skronk, tape and electronic-based interventions and audio sabotage, garnered them a cult following among fans of audaciously deconstructed post-rock. Fly Pan Am quietly reunited in late 2017 for purely artistic reasons (needless to say), to explore making new music together after more than a decade spent in pursuit of separate sonic adventures.

Francis, Neal "Changes" [gold vinyl] LP (Karma Chief Records/Colemine Records) 
After years of dishonest living-consumed by drugs, alcohol, and addiction-such sincerity is jarring from the 30-year-old Chicago-based musician. Liberated from a self-destructive past and born anew in sobriety, Francis has captured an inspired collection of songs steeped in New Orleans rhythms, Chicago blues, and early 70s rock n' roll.

Hazlewood, Lee "400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56" 2xLP / CD (Light in the Attic) 
A collection of previously unknown intimate recordings, never intended for release. Lee sings, plays guitar and even presses the record button on the tape machine. These are rural sketches and small town dreams, captured in an innocent time before the path ahead was clear. These songs rewrite Lee's recorded history, adding a new first chapter to his saga. For Hazlewood addicts, hearing these early tracks and the embryonic version of "Trouble Is A Lonesome Town" is akin to finding an early draft of the Old Testament.

Hiss Golden Messenger "Terms of Surrender" [Limited color Peak vinyl] LP / CD (Merge) 
Describing the Durham-based Hiss Golden Messenger is like trying to grasp a forgotten word: It's always on the tip of your tongue, but hard to speak. Songwriter and bandleader M.C. Taylor's music is at once familiar, yet impossible to categorize: Elements from the American songbook-the steady, churning acoustic guitar and mandolin, the gospel emotion, the eerie steel guitar tracings, the bobbing and weaving organ and electric piano-provide the bedrock for Taylor's existential ruminations about parenthood, joy, hope, and loneliness-our delicate, tightrope balance of dark and light-that offer fully engaged contemporary commentary on the present.

Home Free "Dive Bar Saints" CD (Home Free Records) 
The album features 12 tracks, 10 of which are original songs. The two covers include Vince Gill's 1994 hit "Go Rest High on That Mountain" and John Denver's 1971 classic "Take Me Home, Country Roads." The original music features band members Austin Brown (high tenor) and Tim Foust (bass) as co-writers on several songs. "We've been waiting for a special time to release an album like 'Dive Bar Saints,'" Foust shares. "With a couple of us being able to write on it and release it on our own label - we're so proud of this record."

Juan Maclean "The Brighter The Light" LP / CD (DFA Records) 
The Juan MacLean return to DFA with a compilation LP of 12-inch singles they've amassed over the past six years - re-edited, re- mastered, and ready for fans who may have missed the tracks the first time around. From the dub house sway of 2013's "You Are My Destiny" to the high-energy stomp of this May's "Zone Non Linear," and featuring two never-before-released tracks, "Quiet Magician" and "Pressure Danger," The Juan MacLean once again justify their longevity as a musical force that is more than capable of repurposing club tracks for every setting.

Kilgour, David and the Heavy Eights "Bobbie's a girl" [Limited color Peak vinyl] LP / CD (Merge) 
David Kilgour's 11th solo album is a quieter affair than fans may associate with the pioneers of New Zealand indie rock. Largely missing the jangly distortion of Kilgour's other work, the album's ten songs exude a hazy warmth, with a light psychedelia that recalls the '60s outfits like The Byrds and The Velvet Underground.

Life "A Picture Of Good Health" CD (PIAS America) 
Speaking about the new album frontman Mez Green says: "'A Picture of Good Health' is not a collage of work but rather a snapshot of time; our time and the time of those around us. It's political, but in a personal way. It's a body of work that explores and examines the bands inner-selves through a precise period; a period that has brought pain, loneliness, blood, guts, single parenthood, depression and the need for survival and love. It is the sense and need for belonging that is the resounding endnote."

M83 "DSVII" CD (Mute) 
"At first there was this vivid memory of Dungeons and Dragons, this childhood sensation of living in an imaginary world set in a faraway past or a lost future. I wanted to create some music that could be part of this adventure and journey with all of its solitary knights, dreamy landscapes, strange animals, forgotten myths and old spells. Originally, the Digital Shades project was supposed to be much more intimate - a collection of B-sides and unused tracks destined for the hardcore fan base. Digital Shades was the name chosen to dissociate it from a proper studio album, although it would be fully part of M83's discography. Digital Shades became an excuse to give a second life to some tracks instead of letting them disappear into the void." -- Anthony Gonzalez

Mermaidens "Look Me In The Eye" [colored vinyl] LP (Flying Nun Records) 
Hypnotic post-punk trio Mermaidens share 'Look Me in the Eye,' a lively 9 track inferno for your mind. Exploring power and control in a confronting new lens, the trio are focused on the gatekeepers and dominators of the world; dissecting their power, one song at a time.

Mudhoney "Morning In America" 12" (Sub Pop) 
'Morning in America' consists of 7 songs that were recorded during the sessions for Mudhoney's 2018 album, 'Digital Garbage.' The tracks include "Let's Kill Yourself Live Again" (an alternate version of the 'Digital Garbage' stand-out "Kill Yourself Live,"), "One Bad Actor" (a new version of Mudhoney's track on the limited-edition, and now very sold-out, SPF30 split 7" single w Hot Snakes), album outtakes "Snake Oil Charmer," "Morning in America" and "Creeps Are Everywhere," plus "Ensam I Natt" ("So Lonely Tonight," a Leather Nun cover) and "Vortex of Lies" from a very limited EU tour 7". The songs were mixed at Johnny Sangster's studio Crackle & Pop!

One Eleven Heavy "Desire Path" [Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl] LP / CD (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
Naming their band after a short story about a plane crash might have been a mistake. Because, for transatlantic, country-infused rockers One Eleven Heavy, it's been two years of trials and near-death experiences. One Eleven Heavy is lucky to be alive. And you only need to listen to the music on this, their brilliant second album "Desire Path" to understand that's how the band feels. Because it's a wry, occasionally biting, but always joyful celebration of human endurance and the ability to overcome. 

Sarlé, Molly "Karaoke Angel" LP / CD (Partisan) 
From the cliffs of Big Sur to the North Carolina backwoods, Molly Sarlé brings open-hearted, unflinching songwriting perfect for late-night karaoke comedowns, plaintive morning walks, and conjuring the spirit world. Her debut album, 'Karaoke Angel,' is a collection of songs by a woman who was born understanding that her ability to feel - deeply and without shame - is her greatest strength.

Shelters, The "Jupiter Sidecar" CD (Warner Bros.) 
The Shelters fan a fresh flame with classic fuel on their second full-length, 'Jupiter Sidecar.' Ebbing and flowing between rock 'n' roll roots, surf swagger, synth swells, and unassuming pop ambition, the Los Angeles-based group thread it all together with catchy melodic hooks and handcrafted instrumentation.

Sinkane "Life & Livin It" LP (City Slang) 
Sinkane music - every note of it - comes straight out of a generosity of spirit. Never has that spirit been on more vivid display than on the uplifting new album 'Life & Livin' It.' This is feel-good music for trying times, celebrating what makes life good without ignoring what makes it hard.

sir Was "Holding On To A Dream" LP (Memphis Industries) 
The new album from Joel Wästberg a.k.a sir Was, 'Holding on To a Dream,' is a mesmerising twisting of genres, from classic soul and old-school hip-hop, to beautifully fresh pop structures. The new record is dense with ideas and is an adventurous sonic-leap forward from past efforts.

Snarky Puppy "Immigrance" LP (Ground Up Music) 
'Immigrance,' the twelfth Snarky Puppy studio album, is all about movement. "The idea here is that everything is fluid, that everything is always moving and that we're all in a constant state of immigration," explains Michael League. "Obviously the album's title is not without political undertones." Like the Grammy-winning 'Culcha Vulcha,' 'Immigrance' is a studio project, and it features most of the same musicians.

somesurprises "s/t" LP (Drawing Room) 
Somesurprises is the moniker of Seattle singer/songwriter Natasha El-Sergany. What once was a solo project focusing on spectral balladry and late night exploration, somesurprises has since formed into a dynamic live band. Motorik beats, reverb-drenched vocals, washes of fingerpicked guitars, and hazy synths expand El-Sergany's delicate and blissful songwriting. The album explores a range of styles, from gradually intensifying meditative drones, to songs where the same moment never quite happens twice.

Super Furry Animals "Super Furry Animals at the BBC" 2xCD (Strangetown) 
Super Furry Animals release a compilation of their radio sessions for the BBC available as a 180 Gram vinyl box set and double CD (featuring Mark James Yeti artwork throughout plus 2 new illustrations by Pete Fowler). This includes the eight sessions recorded for the BBC including those for John Peel and Mark Radcliffe. Double CD Set comes with Three Extra Tracks to the Vinyl Set. Both CD and LP are limited to 500 Copies.

Vivian Girls "Everything Goes Wrong" [180 g Color Vinyl] LP (Polyvinyl) 
Re-mastered reissue of Vivian Girls' debut album released in conjunction with their first album in 8 years, 'Memory,' and re-issue of sophomore album, 'Everything Goes Wrong.'
Vivian Girls "s/t" [180 g Color Vinyl] LP (Polyvinyl) same

Yacht "Chain Tripping" LP (DFA Records)
'Chain Tripping' is YACHT's seventh album and third with DFA Records - the ten-song collection marks a shift in the group's relationship with technology.


HIP HOP
GoldLink "Diaspora" LP (RCA) 
'Diaspora' is the second studio album by rapper Goldlink. It follows the release of his debut album 'At What Cost' (2017), and features guest appearances from Pusha T, Tyler, the Creator, Khalid, Wizkid, Jay Prince, Bibi Bourelly, WSTRN, Jackson Wang, Maleek Berry, Ari PenSmith, Lil Nei and WaveIQ.

Killy "Light Path 8" LP (Epic) 
2019 release from Toronto-based rapper Killy comes less than a year after 'Killstreak,' which made relative waves on the Canadian music charts. The title is inspired by Killy's interest in the concept of numerology and the discovery of his life path number, which he cleverly repurposed as a light path for this project.

Lennonx, Ari "Shea Butter Baby" LP (J. Cole/DreamVille) 
Debut studio album by singer and songwriter Ari Lennox. The album was executive produced by Dreamville producer Elite. In addition, the majority of the album was produced by Dreamville's in-house producers: J. Cole, Elite, Omen, Ron Gilmore, and Christo, among others.

Shigeto "Versions" 12" (Ghostly International) 
As he approaches a decade with Ghostly International, Shigeto and company extend a special session simply and aptly titled 'Versions.' The full ensemble work culminates the fundamentals of the artist's upbringing, distinctive musical intuition, and connection to his collaborative community.


CLASSIC ROCK
Allman Brothers Band "Bear's Sonic Journals: Fillmore East February 1970" 2xLP (Fillmore East)
This is essential listening for Allman Brothers Band fans, showcasing an early incarnation of the legendary group with Duane Allman in top form and featuring the earliest known live concert recording of "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," which had just been penned by Dickey Betts shortly before these shows. The tapes were recorded just one year before the band's landmark 'At Fillmore East' album from the same venue. Captured over three nights in February 1970 when the Allman's opened for the Grateful Dead for the first time, these shows were recorded by Owsley Stanley aka Bear, the Dead's pioneering soundman, whose "Sonic Journal" recordings are sought after for their purity and uncanny ability to place the listener in the venue.

v/a "Glam! Glam! Glam!: 12 Glam Monsters From the Glittering Seventies" LP (Glitter) 
Clap your hands and stomp your feet! 12 glam monsters from the glittering seventies. 45s and rare album tracks never compiled on vinyl before -- 12 songs, 12 hits. It's 1973 again! Features Screemer, Lainey Walker, Big Boy Blue, Streak, Rosko, Streakers, Darren Burn, Chunky, Iron Cross, Remember This, Tim Dandy, and Arrows.


PUNK / GARAGE / HARDCORE
GAME "No One Wins" LP (Beach Impediment) 
At long last, the follow up to 2017's 'Who Will Play?' flexi has materialised in the form of 'No One Wins' on the LP format. With influences and membership that span the world of hardcore punk, both stylistically and geographically, this platter sports 10 tracks of pummelling hardcore punk that incorporates metallic elements drawn from the near and far reaches of mid 80s international hardcore and thrash to the simplicity of domestic HC pestilence.

Knocked Loose "A Different Shade of Blue" LP (Pure Noise)  
2019 release from the Kentucky-based hardcore band. Knocked Loose generated considerable buzz with their debut album, 'Laugh Tracks,' in 2016.

Muro "Ataque Hardcore Punk" LP (Beach Impediment) 
What is there that can be said about Bogota, Colombia's Muro that can even remotely rationalize the true force of nature that they are both in the recorded setting and as a live entity? The initiated know the deal but for those that don't... welcome! Channeling the ferocity of other regional greats while contributing a take on the genre that is undeniably all their own, Beach Impediment Records is honored to aid in the North American advancement of this modern day South American hardcore punk classic.

Terry & Louie "...A Thousand Guitars" CS (Burger) 
Cassette version of the 2018 debut album by former members of The Exploding Hearts.


METAL
As I Lay Dying "Shaped By Fire" CD (Nuclear Blast) 
Reborn through pain, like iron shaped by fire behold the triumphant return of As I Lay Dying. The band's seventh album was produced by the band and was mixed by Joseph McQueen at Sparrow Sound in Los Angeles, CA while mastering was completed by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, TN. The only exception was for the track "My Own Grave" which was produced by As I Lay Dying, co-produced by Drew Fulk and mixed by Adam "Nolly" Getgood. The album artwork was created by Corey Meyers.

Broken Teeth "Bulldozer" LP
Broken Teeth "4 on the Floor" LP / CD  
Broken Teeth "Electric" LP
High Energy Old School Metal Rock, Members of broken Teeth include a group of Texas musicians who have been playing hard rock and metal for decades. Once described as "a pissed-off AC/DC," Broken Teeth has evolved into a hard-rock/heavy metal bomb blast built on the swaggering boogie of bad-boy blues. Members of Dirty Looks, Pariah, and Dangerous Toys are ingredients of Broken Teeth. Now in stock are their 2015 album 'Bulldozer,' 2017's '4 On The Floor' and their latest, 2019's 'Electric.'

Dangerous Toys "Pissed" LP / CD
Filled with angry rock and roll hooks and the occasional power ballad, the Texas group Dangerous Toys recorded 'Pissed' just as Grunge was taking hold in the states, leaving this album sorely over-looked. This album has all the hooks needed to push the band over the top - unfortunately five years too late! Standout tracks include "Pissed", "Promise The Moon" and "Screaming For More".

Evil United "s/t" CD
Evil United "Honored By Fire" LP / CD   
Evil United "Serpent" CD
Evil United is a heavy metal/thrash metal act from San Antonio/Austin, Texas formed in 2011. Made up of Broken Teeth, Riot and Murderdolls members, EU will definitely quench the thirst on your heavy metal pallet and make you wanna gargle nails and then spit them out with AK-47 intensity, impaling non-believers. The band also features former Watchtower vocalist Jason McMaster. Now in stock are their 2011 debut, 2014's 'Honored By Fire' and their newest, 2019's 'Serpent.'

Exhorder "Mourn The Southern Skies" LP (Nuclear Blast) 
"Never" is a word that has come up many times throughout the existence of Louisiana's pace-setting thrash/hardcore pioneers, Exhorder. After two short-lived reformation periods following the 1993 breakup of the band, Exhorder returned to the stage in 2018. In addition to their long-awaited live return, which won over any skeptics and proved Exhorder indeed was back, the band has forged a new album for a 2019 release, 'Mourn the Southern Skies.' While finally encapsulating the live sound that the band had built it's legendary reputation with, 'Mourn the Southern Skies' is an intoxicating concoction of old school thrashers and groovers blended with a modern, mature Exhorder.

Lacuna Coil 'Comalies" [Indie Color Exclusive Reissue] LP (Century Media) 
Century Media Records re-issues Lacuna Coil's 'Comalies' on exclusive yellow vinyl, featuring the band's breakthrough single "Heaven's A Lie". Limited to 200 copies!

Melvins "The Maggot & The Bootlicker" 2xLP (Ipecac) 
Twenty years ago, in April 1999, Ipecac Records was formed to release Fantômas' debut release (a band featuring Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Trevor Dunn and Buzz Osborne from The Melvins). During that time, Buzz said, "We told Greg that if they wanted to start a label then The Melvins would love to be involved. We asked if he would be interested in doing a trilogy of releases within one year and they said no problem." That year The Melvins released 'The Maggot,' 'The Bootlicker' and 'The Crybaby ' via Ipecac.

Monolord "No Comfort" [Indie Color vinyl] LP (Relapse) 
Monolord make their Relapse Records debut with their new album, 'No Comfort.' The Swedish power trio channel the most exciting elements of driving rock and crushing stoner sludge to produce one of the year's most gripping and heavy albums.

No One Knows What The Dead Think "s/t" LP (Willowtip) 
The definitive ending to the piloted bullet hell grind album series started in 1992, No One Knows What the Dead Think documents eight original stages plus a hard reboot of the Discordance Axis stage Dominion.

Type O Negative "None More Negative" [Vinyl Box Set] 12xLP (Run Out Groove) 
Repress of the 2011 Record Store Day Exclusive. Re-mastered for maximum fidelity, this deluxe box set has received a modern make-over. The twelve individual LPs are pressed on 140g green and black mixed color vinyl at Record Industry and come in six 380 gram direct to board gatefold jackets. The set features a newly designed and band-approved hard outer slip case, as well as a fold-out poster, insert with credits and a backstage laminate exclusive to this set. As if that weren't enough, also included are the albums 'World Coming Down,' and 'Life is Killing Me' - both currently unavailable on vinyl, as well as the original and controversial cover art for 'The Origin of The Feces (Not Live At Brighton Beach).' Limited to 5000 copies worldwide.


JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Azymuth "Light as a Feather" LP (Far Out Recordings) 
Azymuth's career-defining LP returns. Home to their worldwide disco/fusion hit single "Jazz Carnival," the samba-doido staple "Partido Alto," and the proto-deep house masterpiece "Avenida Das Mangueiras", this album typifies the trio's tireless innovation in the fields of jazz, funk, samba and cosmic music perhaps more so than any of their other ground-breaking records from its era. This latest reissue is the first ever issue to be complete with a download card that that gives access to previously unreleased tracks, including the incredible full length version of "Jazz Carnival", as well as remixes from house stalwarts Theo Parrish, Ashley Beedle, and Mark E.

Birchall, Nat Quartet "The Storyteller: A Musical Tribute to Yusef Lateef" 2xLP (Jazzman) 
With 20 years passing since his first foray into recorded jazz, Nat Birchall now ranks as one of the premier saxophonists of his generation. With several highly acclaimed albums in the locker, he now returns with his most ambitious project yet: a tribute to the legend that is Yusef Lateef.

Parker, Charlie & Dizzy Gillespie "Bird & Diz" LP (Verve) 
This 1952 collection is one of bebop's key artefacts and also represents two jazz milestones: the only and only time that pianist Thelonious Monk recorded with the dynamic duo, and the last time Gillespie and Parker appeared together in the studio. It also features the red-hot rhythm section of bassist Curly Stewart and drummer Buddy Rich.


COUNTRY
Crockett, Charley "The Valley" LP / CD (Son of Davy) 
Charley Crockett's been running nearly his entire life, but with the title track to his sixth album, the Texas songwriter looks back at where he came from. "The Valley" chronicles his hard upbringing on the south Texas border, but it also distills the essence of Crockett's fierce and restless independence. Recorded just a week before he went under the knife for life-saving open heart surgery in January, the album stirs with an introspection and urgency to tell his story. It's a story of an artist searching for his place in the world, absorbing the sounds of the country; it's a story of exile and promise.

v/a "Just Around the Bend: Survival and Revival in Southern Banjo Sounds - Mike Seeger's Last Documentary" 2xCD+DVD (Smithsonian Folkways) 
Mike Seeger, along with his wife Alexia Smith and filmmaker Yasha Aginsky, trekked through the Appalachian Mountains in 2009 to produce this extraordinary glimpse of the vigor and diversity of the region's old-time banjo artistry. When Seeger passed away later that same year, the project took on the added importance of paying tribute to this renowned musician, folklorist, and documentarian of the people. 'Just Around the Bend: Survival and Revival in Southern Banjo Sounds' captures many banjo lineages, styles, and techniques-performed by 19 virtuosic banjo players.


FOLK
v/a "Imaginational Anthem Vol. 9: Ryley Walker Presents" LP (Tompkins Square) 
Newest volume in the acoustic guitar series, this time curated by Ryley Walker. 


SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Armon-Jones, Joe "Turn To Clear View" [Color Vinyl] LP (Brownswood) 
Bass-heavy dub and contemporary club culture are the foundations for Joe Armon-Jones' phenomenal second album. 'Turn to Clear View' builds on the celebrated keys player's singular vision, exhibiting a sound with flourishes of R&B, hip-hop and p-funk, and featuring regular bandmates Oscar Jerome, Moses Boyd and Nubya Garcia.

Olympians, The "Midnight Movement b/w Stand Tall" 7" (Daptone) 
Released for the first time together on 45, these two tracks were originally released as separate limited pressings on the now defunct label Truth & Soul Records. Recorded in producer Toby Pazner's Bedroom on a Tascam 388, these tracks paint a vivid picture of the early development of the sound that has become synonymous with The Olympians: heavy drums, lush strings, and layered horns, all woven together by a group of New York's most sought after studio musicians and Pazner's production.


EXOTICA
Buddy Collette Septet "Polynesia" LP (Trunk) 
The rarest of all exotic LPs, like Eden Ahbez but with extra added death. This bizarre, rarely heard masterpiece brings together jazz, ancient manuscripts, and a convicted murderer... Issued originally in 1959 it originates from Phoenix, Arizona. The concept behind the recording was unusual - to bring together two unconnected worlds: the jazz genius of Buddy Collette with the academic oriental studies and translations of A.I Groeg. Little can be found of A.I. Groeg, but before the LP was recorded A.I Groeg had translated several Polynesian and Japanese manuscripts. These form the basis of the dark narrations and lyrics across the album


WORLD MUSIC
Barrientos, Lito y su Orquesta "Very Very Well" LP (Vampisoul) 
Reissue of the first album for Discos Fuentes by Salvadorian Rafael "Lito" Barrientos and his tropical orchestra, recorded in 1965. While in Colombia in the mid-1960s, he found great success with his assimilation of styles like cumbia and porro but also included Cuban charanga, Puerto Rican bomba and Mexican corrido in his repertoire, making for a very diverse selection of moods and flavors. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Conjunto Miramar "Cumbias con el Miramar" LP (Vampisoul) 
First ever reissue of this very hard-to-find album by Conjunto Miramar originally released on Discos Fuentes in 1965. Full of excellent cumbias and gaitas for dancing, the record actually is a lot more diverse than the title leads one to believe, as there are lots of other hot rhythms and arrangements on it, taken from Cuban genres like guajira, guaracha, guaguancó, charanga and son montuno. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Nahawa Doumbia "La Grande Cantatrice Malienne, Vol. 1" LP / CD (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Nahawa Doumbia is one of Mali's defining vocalists of the last four decades. Awesome Tapes From Africa will release Doumbia's 1981 debut recording 'La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 1' this August, building on the success of the label's first-ever reissue back in 2011, Doumbia's 'La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3.' This seminal classic, which is still sought-after in Mali today, will finally be available for the first time internationally with remastered audio on LP, CD, Tape and Digital formats. The recording looks back to the beginning of Doumbia's long career, when she was performing in a simple voice and acoustic guitar format. This was before she added bass and drums, and finally the electric guitar and synths for which she became known more recently.

Shain's, Los "El Ritmo de los Shain's" LP (Munster) 
Reissue, originally released in 1965. Talking about Los Shain's means talking about wild sounds and uncompromising garage rock. The repertoire of the Peruvian band is full of primitive screams, dirty fast guitars, tight drums, and Farfisa organ licks. One of the leading bands of the Peruvian '60s rock scene whose great influence spread over all Latin America. Their debut 'El Ritmo De Los Shain's' offers a take on the classic "Hang On Sloopy", "She's Not There" of The Zombies or the timeless "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" popularized by The Animals. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

v/a "Return To The Mothers' Garden (More Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1971 - 1982)" LP (African Seven) Second volume of the "Mother's Garden" series, presenting yet again some of Africa's most recognised female artists alongside some lesser known artists. Whilst the roster might have changed slightly, the quality of music is as funky as before and the message remains the same.


COMPOSERS / LIBRARY / NEW AGE
Frahm, Nils "Encores 3" 12" (Erased Tapes) 
Nils Frahm is back with the third and final installment of his 'Encores' series. Whilst 'Encores 1' focused on an acoustic pallete of sounds with solo piano and harmonium at the core, and 'Encores 2' explored more ambient landscapes, now 'Encores 3' sees Nils expand on the percussive and electronic elements in his work.

Geesin, Ron "ExpoZoom" LP (Dark Companion) 
Archival recordings from Ron Geesin, best known for his 1970 collaboration with Roger Waters, 'Music for the Body'. Ron Geesin on ExpoZoom: "In 1969, I was commissioned to make all the music and organized noises for nineteen looped films to be run in the British Pavilion at Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan. The overall concept was to have all the films running in fixed positions so that the individual visitors would 'mix' their audio and visual experience by the speed and direction of their movement through and around the environment." Recorded, composed, and mixed by Ron Geesin.

Muhlum-Pyrapheros, Winfried "Musica Nova Contemplativa" LP (Blume) 
Originally released in 1970, this stunning artifact of it's era has, until now, remained among the rarest recordings in the field of cross-disciplinary efforts known as the Artist Record: sonic adventures embarked on by artists primarily dedicated to the visual realm. Creatively challenging, ahead of it's time, and unquestionably beautiful, its rare musicality sets the stage for alternate understandings of what minimalism was and came from during it's early years. Droning and tense, subtle melodic elements underpin sheets of tone and atonality, sculpting an incongruous sense of spatial ambience.

Stone, Carl "Baroo" CD (Unseen Worlds) 
"I have always been searching for a way to articulate the intangible area between the recognizable and the unfathomable, a feeling perhaps informed by some long-abandoned experiments with psychedelics. This has been a continued pursuit starting with my tape experiments in the 1970's until the present, with technological evolution driving new ways of expression. With the exception of "Xé May," which is performed on an Elektron Octatrack, these pieces were constructed for live performance using a laptop computer running programs I have built in the MAX programming language...the pieces use a technique of time slicing that I first started doing back in the 90's, ...wherein sound files are metaphorically shattered in time like glass and then reorganized into mosaic patterns. The technique used to require laborious preparation outside of real-time before the files could be brought onstage. Now not only can it be done spontaneously while performing, but also with a degree of flexibility that I find quite liberating. They are a lot of fun to play and hopefully to listen." - Carl Stone

Stone, Carl "Himalaya" CD (Unseen Worlds) 
Following his critically acclaimed collections 'Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties' and 'Electronic Music from the Eighties and Nineties,' Carl Stone pairs 'Baroo' (March 2019) with a double-LP album of recent works, including the final section of "Fujiken", his epic journey through southeast Asian field recordings and street cassette culture.


ELECTRONIC
Monster Rally " Adventures on the Floating Island" [Color Vinyl] LP (Gold Robot) 
Monster Rally's new album scores a journey through a lush, exotic, dangerous, and alluring paradise - the 'Floating Island.' The lounge-influenced collection of songs guides the listener through a instrumental narrative inspired by themes of amnesia, discovery, exploration, and mysticism.


EXPERIMENTAL
Fjellström, Marcus "Exercises In Estrangement" LP (Miasmah)
Fjellström, Marcus "Gebrauchsmusik " LP (Miasmah)
Fjellström, Marcus "Schattenspieler" [Purple Vinyl] LP (Miasmah)
First vinyl issues of Marcus Fjellström's first two albums 'Exercises In Estrangement' (2005) and "Gebrauchsmusik" (2006), as well as a new vinyl reissue of his third album "Schattenspieler" originally released in 2010. Listening back to them now only re-confirms the unique mind of the Swedish composer, who sadly died in September 2017, only 37 years old. Marcus was an avant-garde composer and audio/visual artist exploring the edges of classical music. The word "classical" here means nothing in the usual sense, as he would bend the rules to his liking - and hence create a completely own sound that is hard to define. A student of the conservatory in Piteå, Sweden, Marcus's path was unlike most composers with similar backgrounds. His love for the bizarre and macabre would send him on a descent into the darkest corners of musical experimentation.

Floating Spectrum "A Point Between" [Clear vinyl] LP / LP (Temporary Residence) 
Floating Spectrum is the moniker for Taiwan-born, Berlin-based composer and audio technologist, Mei-Fang Liau. Her debut album as Floating Spectrum, 'A Point Between' was crafted from a combination of synthesizers, everyday household objects, and unique software synthesizers made by Liau herself

Incapacitants "Extreme Gospel Nights" LP (Urashima) 
Incapacitants are the best noise band to ever come out of Japan; the group was formed in 1981 in Osaka, the solo project of Toshiji Mikawa, a member of the amazing noise group Hijokaidan. Mikawa later joined with government office worker Fumio Kosakai (also an occasional member of Hijokaidan, as well as a former member of C.C.C.C.) to make Incapacitants a duo. 'Extreme Gospel Nights' is a shocking cassette from 1993, released by one of the Japanoise-defining labels, Vanilla Records, whose sound is particularly exciting, agonizingly dense and full of detail. This is fun, terrifying, hypnotic, and fascinating all at the same time; their noise takes root not in violence or gimmickry, but in pure energy. Mastered by Mikawa and reissued for the first time on vinyl, with black label and black inner sleeve in an edition of 300 in silver silkscreened sleeve, includes sticker.

Merzbow "Metalvelodrome" 4xCD (Urashima) 
Urashima present a reissue of Merzbow's 'Metalvelodrome,' originally released in 1993. The tracks fall right in-between the atmosphere of Merzbow's early '90s work and his more hyper-aggressive mid-90s power electronics work and it's a charming mix, presenting the listener with some of the best elements from each phase of his evolution. All tracks were performed using cheap electronics and junk, as he had no use for synthesizer and midi sampling. Remastered and revised (without the two live tracks and with four bonus tracks) at Munemihouse in 2019 by Masami Akita. This reissue comes in a silver wooden box with laser engraving of the original artwork cover on front (and inside) and the Urashima logo on back. Each single CD inside the wooden box comes in a cardboard wallet with new artwork by Masami Akita; includes foldable and individually numbered certificate; edition of 500.

Mikawa, Toshiji "Radio Code" CD (Urashima) 
Urashima present a reissue of Toshiji Mikawa's 'Radio Code,' originally released on cassette in 1989. 'Radio Code' is one of the rare opportunities to hear Mikawa in his own personal element. Performed on black box electronics designed and built by Mikawa and destroyed in use on the album. Recorded in 1988 and released the following year on C60 cassette on AQM. Comes in special hand-made package made by a plate of black laser engraved foam, black tissue paper and string; includes an insert in special paper that replicates the original credits. Edition of 199.

Trepaneringsritualen "Algir; eller Algir i Merkstave" LP (Cold Spring) 
New album-long ritual.

Twin Towers / Umbral Ash "Split" CS (Foreign Object Damage) 
New split cassette by Texas trash noise artists.


SOUNDTRACKS
OST "Antichrist" by Kristian Eidnes Andersen with Lars Von Trier LP (Cold Spring) 
The first ever official physical release of the soundtrack to Lars Von Trier's controversial film 'Antichrist,' originally released in 2009. Ten years after the film's initial release, the extreme, provocative performances from Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg in 'Antichrist' still have the power to shock, repulse, and divide. The sound design by Kristian Eidnes Andersen with Lars Von Trier was composed using only natural sounds and samples (including internal body recordings). Each element was recorded specifically for the film and overseen by Von Trier, including a brand new, somber performance of Händel's "Lascia Ch'io Pianga", recorded in Kastelskirken church in Copenhagen, 2009.

OST "Bloodborne" by Ryan Amon, Tsukasa Saitoh, Michael Wandamacher, Yuka Kitamura & Nobuyoshi Suzuki 2xLP (Laced) Ring the bells and sharpen your Saw Cleaver, Hunter's Ring the bells and sharpen your Saw Cleaver, Hunter's Laced Records brings you another reason to fear the Old Blood with Bloodborne (Original Soundtrack) on deluxe double vinyl, due for release Q3 2019.

OST "Cuphead (Standard Edition)" by Kristofer Maddigan 2xLP (iam8bit) 
The Inkwell Isles of Studio MDHR's Cuphead are a hand-drawn, hand-painted wonderscape where streaming services and digital dohickeys are nowhere to be seen. There, the hop-skipping soundtrack to everyday life rotates at 33rpm, amplified by a copper-horned phonograph. It's a masterclass in authentic jazz music from Kristofer Maddigan, who seems like he must have traveled forward in time from the 1930s to bring this zippy, riotous big band bounty to life. This is, quite simply, the "Best Of" Cuphead, lovingly curated onto a 2xLP, and featuring exclusive new solos never-before-available on vinyl!

OST "Midsommar" by Bobby Krlic LP (Milan) 
Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight. Soundtrack by Bobby Krlic. 

OST "Sonic CD (aka Sonic the Hedgehog)" by Naofumi Hataya and Masfumi Ogata 3xLP (Data Discs) 'Sonic CD' (also known as 'Sonic the Hedgehog CD') was originally released in 1993 for SEGA's Mega-CD system. This remastered edition of the original Japanese score is presented as a triple 180g vinyl LP in a heavyweight single pocket sleeve, with a newly arranged track list based around the game's various "Time Zones," to provide a different listening experience from previous versions. It is accompanied by three double-sided art prints, featuring original artwork from the SEGA archives, exclusive liner notes by composer Naofumi Hataya, a bespoke etching design on Side F and a download code for the album in both lossy and lossless formats.

OST "Wind, The" Ben Lovett LP (Death Waltz) 
Emma Tammi's supernatural Great Plains horror 'The Wind' expertly captures the austere isolation of life on the prairie in 19th Century America through the eyes of frontierswoman Lizzy Macklin (Caitlin Gerard). A key character in 'The Wind' is the haunting and often dissonant score from Ben Lovett ('The Ritual'). Using a bass flute, a traditional Swedish keyed violin called a NYCkelharpa, a handmade door bell, sound design, and non-traditional manipulation of orchestral music, Lovett brilliantly portrays the ominous sense of evil that permeates the sparse frontier.


DVD / BLU RAY
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators "Living The Dream Tour" BluRay (Eagle Rock Entertainment) BluRay+2CD Edition. Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators 'Living the Dream Tour' captures the band's incendiary performance on their sold-out 2019 tour.

Friday, September 13th

POP/ ROCK
Alex G (Sandy) "House of Sugar" [Indie Exclusive] LP (Domino) 
On 'House of Sugar,' his third full-length for Domino and ninth overall, (Sandy) Alex G inhabits a diverse range of musical and emotional points-of-view (often simultaneously), in turn illuminating the tension that hides in the shadow of desire.

Automatic "Calling It" 7" (Stones Throw) 
Automatic are a three-piece electronic post punk band from LA formed in 2017: Lola Dompe (drums / vocals), Izzy Glaudini (synths / vocals) and Halle Saxon Gaines (bass / vocals). "Calling It" is a minimal and sinister cut which is a mix of ESG, Suicide and Anika. Debut single "Calling It" comes backed with an exclusive cover of Delta 5's "Mind Your Own Business." Sleeve design hand-drawn by Lola Dompe. Recorded and mixed by Joo-Joo Ashworth of the band Froth.

Banhart, Devendra "Ma" [Indie Exclusive] LP / CD (Nonesuch) 
Devendra Banhart's new album, 'Ma,' is his first since 2016's 'Ape in Pink Marble.' Bursting with tender, autobiographical vignettes, 'Ma' displays a shift from the sonic experimentation of his previous albums to an intricate, captivating story-telling and emotional intimacy. Banhart favors organic sounds to accompany his voice and guitar, the arrangements bolstered by strings, woodwinds, brass, and keyboards.

Bat For Lashes "Lost Girls" [Indie Exclusive Clear Vinyl] LP (Bat For Lashes) 
Bat For Lashes -- aka Natasha Khan -- releases her fifth studio album via AWAL Recordings. 'Lost Girls' is another brilliant, full-length entry in Khan's incredible, acclaimed discography, mixing sounds she's always loved -- heavy bass lines, synth arpeggios, Iranian pop beats, cascading choruses -- with some of her finest songwriting to date. It's an album full of romance, an homage to Los Angeles, to being a kid in the 80's, to films that touched and changed her life.

Black Belt Eagle Scout "At the Party With My Brown Friend" CS (Saddle Creek) 
Arriving just a year after her debut record, 'At the Party With My Brown Friends' is a brand new full-length recording from Black Belt Eagle Scout. Where that first record was a snapshot of loss and landscape and of Katherine Paul's standing as a radical indigenous queer feminist, this new chapter finds its power in love, desire and friendship. This album is a profound and understated forward step. The squalling guitar anthems that shaped its predecessor are replaced by delicate vocals and soft keys, sentiments spoken and unspoken, presenting something shadowy and unsettling; a stirring of the waters. The end result presents a captivating about-face that redefines KP's beautifully singular artistic vision.

Cameron, Alex "Miami Memory" [Blue Vinyl] LP / CD / CS (Secretly Canadian) 
Alex Cameron's newest and most musically expansive LP, the glistening 'Miami Memory,' takes a surprising turn. Cameron's flair for narrative and character are still on full display; yet 'Miami Memory's' most frequent narrator is, for the first time, Cameron himself - singing with stunning candor of his three-year relationship with visual artist and actor Jemima Kirke. "When you listen to these songs, and you're waiting for the twist, or the joke, or any kind of discomfort, I can assure you none of those things were there when I wrote them."

Chase Atlantic "PHASES" LP (BMG) 
Chase Atlantic's new LP is fueled by their obsession with creation, songwriting, and beat-making and refusing to conform to any one sound as their spotlight only continues to grow. "We're always learning and trying different things while being as expressive as possible without losing integrity," Mitchel says. "We're in it for the long journey, and we have a broad music-making spectrum. We've done everything ourselves-we're gonna do our shit 'til the day we die."

Chastity "Home Made Satan" LP / CD (Numero Group) 
Brandon Williams' second full-length record as Chastity is a new direction for the Whitby, Ontario-native. It's an emotional and political concept album from the perspective of a young man who's spent too much time alone, inside, isolated from the world. It's about fear, and radicalization; an intense meditation on youth and extremism in an increasingly irrational and violent Western World.

Coachwhips "Night Train" LP (Girlsville) 
2017 compilation includes demos and outtakes from all 4 Coachwhips full lengths ('Hands on The Controls,' 'Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine,' 'Bangers vs Fuckers,' 'Peanut Butter and Jelly'), as well as some 7" cuts the band wanted to keep in print.

Cook, Mira "A Level Lower" LP (Gold Robot) 
4th studio album is introspective and whimsical, exploring personal power, imagination, and the natural. The Texas native's early contact with music came from Eastern chanting groups she attended with her parents, studies in classical piano, and living in an ashram in India for her kindergarten years. After studying ballet and classical piano in Austin, she spent 8 years in California dancing professionally and developing her musical style; she continues to perform dance and music frequently in New York, where she currently lives.

Frakkur (AKA Jonsi) "2000-2004" 3xLP (Krunk) 
Frakkur was the artist name Jónsi used to define his experiments in electronic music in the early years of the 21st century. Working on his own, either at home in Reykjavík, in hotel rooms on tour with Sigur Rós, or later at his boyfriend's house in Boston, Jónsi spent endless hours diving into then-new bits of kit and programming.

half*alive "Now, Not Yet" LP (RCA) 
Debut album by American band. The songwriting process for the record began in 2015, before Half Alive was formed, during a challenge in which lead singer Josh Taylor would try to write 50 songs, and drummer Brett Kramer joined him on the project. After the band's formation and the release of their debut EP 3, bassist J Tyler Johnson was added to the band in 2016 and from then the trio would rent a number of Airbnb's to write the songs off the album until 2019.

Hammered Hulls "S/T" 7" (Dischord) 
The Hammered Hulls are a brand new band from Washington D.C. made up of some very old connections. Mary Timony (bass) and Alec MacKaye (vocals) grew up in the same Washington neighborhood and have spent the better part of their lives in each other's somewhat distant orbit. Mark Cisneros (Guitar) cut his teeth in Los Angeles listening to both Mary and Alec's bands, but also a healthy dose of free jazz and garage. Hammered Hulls are rounded out by Chris Wilson (drums), a monstrous drummer with no shortage of love for all three of his bandmates. Every person in this band is a fan of every other person in this band. Mutual respect drives this train. To say they are an odd collection of influences is to understate the point. If you tried you couldn't imagine what this band might sound like. The band's three-song debut single was recorded in a single day at Inner Ear studios with Don Zientara and Ian MacKaye.

Hunt Sales Memorial "Get Your Shit Together" CS (Burger) 
Debut by Hunt Sales Memorial is an explosive 12-track roots-rock exploration from the Runt band member, "Lust for Life" beatmaker, and Tin Machine co-founder.

Hval, Jenny "The Practice of Love" [Sand color vinyl] LP / CD (Sacred Bones Records)  
At first listen Hval's seventh full-length album unspools with an almost deceptive ease. Across eight tracks, filled with arpeggiated synth washes and the kind of lilting beats that might have drifted, loose and unmoored, from some forgotten mid-'90s trance single, 'The Practice of Love' feels, first and foremost, compellingly humane. Given the horror and viscera of her previous album, 2016's 'Blood Bitch,' 'The Practice of Love' is almost subversive in it's gentleness - a deep dive into what it means to grow older, to question one's relationship to the earth and one's self, and to hold a magnifying glass over the notion of what intimacy can mean.

Indian Summer "Giving Birth To Thunder" LP (Numero Group) 
The fourth leg on the early emo table of Rites of Spring, Moss Icon, and Cap'n Jazz, Indian Summer's 'Giving Birth To Thunder' compiles their complete discography. Emo's second wave crashed into the Bay Area in the summer of 1994 in a rage-filled capsule of quiet and loud, octave chords, angry sons, Spock haircuts, and screaming. At the eye of this pissed-for-the-hell-of-it storm were Indian Summer. In the quartet's 12-month existence they wrote ten songs, appeared on a dozen singles and comps, and played over 100 gigs across the U.S. and Canada before burning out, passing out, and moving out of their Blue House in Oakland. Their hand-screened aesthetic is replicated in alarming detail in the accompanying by 24-page book with detailed liner notes, flyers, and miscellaneous propaganda.

Ivey, Jeremy "The Dream And The Dreamer" LP (Anit) 
Nashville-based performer Jeremy Ivey has operated in the background for years, initially performing in bands like Secret Handshake and country-soul group Buffalo Clover with his wife, celebrated country-rock luminary Margo Price. But now Ivey is ready to take a much-deserved step into the spotlight with a debut LP. Recorded in a "little bitty house studio" in Nashville and produced by Price, the nine-song album hosts a collection of homespun, deeply introspective tracks.

JARV IS "Must I Evolve" Jarvis Cocker 12" (Rough Trade) 
New single from Pulp's Jarvis Cocker.

Jean, Olivia "Night Owl" LP / CD (Third Man Records) 
Olivia Jean, Detroit born n' bred, current resident of Nashville, TN, first staked her flag with the gothic garage rock upstarts The Black Belles in 2010. Her debut solo release 'Bathtub Love Killings' was an exciting and concise statement with a controlled vision of where rock n roll can go in these modern pop dominated times. Her latest, 'Night Owl,' takes this vision even further by placing Olivia behind the control desk in the role of producer. Surf guitar, 60s Girl Group harmonies, and punk commingle into a collection of songs depicting heartache, revenge, guilt, and frustration - It's 'Bubblegum Garage' at its best.

Jonsi & Alex Somers "Riceboy Sleeps" (Analogue Remaster) 3xLP (Krunk) 
Known primarily for his haunting falsetto and other-worldly presence as the singer in Sigur Rós, Jon Thor Birgisson aka Jónsi has, together with his partner Alex Somers, been exhibiting artwork and staging exhibitions under the name Riceboy Sleeps for years now, including the release of a limited edition picture book. The early fruits of the musical side of this collaboration surfaced in physical form for the first time, with the track "Happiness," on the exemplary Dark Was The Night Red Hot compilation.

Kazu "Adult Baby" [Blonde Redhead] LP (Adult Baby) 
Kazu, Blonde Redhead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kazu Makino, issues her first solo LP, 'Adult Baby' on her new imprint of the same name later. "Salty" (the first single) and all of 'Adult Baby' is teeming with contributions from significant pioneers of the global pop, electronic, rock and indie scenes such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mauro Refosco (Atoms for Peace, Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Byrne) and Ian Chang (Son Lux, Landlady).

Lumineers "III" [Indie Exclusive Opaque Silver Vinyl] LP (Dualtone) 
Two-time Grammy-nominated band The Lumineers are back with their third album, 'III,' a cinematic piece presented as a narrative in three chapters, with each one centering on one main character.

Messthetics, The "Anthropocosmic Nest" LP / CD (Dischord) 
The second full-length by The Messthetics. Recorded at the band's practice space throughout 2019, it's an album that more perfectly captures the trio's current live dynamic, complete with improvisational tangents, playful experimentation, and cathartic sprawl.

múm "Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today is OK (20th Anniversary Edition)" 3xLP (Morr Music) 
In 1999, on December 23rd to be precise, the electronic music landscape changed forever. On that day, the now legendary Icelandic band Múm released their debut album 'Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OK.' The thing is though, back in the day, hardly anybody realized. The album went on to become one of the most influential building blocks of what back then was called electronica and today is considered an art form playing a crucial and important role in shaping and defining the rich electronic music culture of the 21st century. Now, 20 years after the record dropped onto planet Earth, Morr Music is re-issuing the remastered album with it's original artwork, adding newly commissioned re-works.

Oh Sees "Face Stabber" [Color Vinyl] LP (Castle Face) 
"This album is Soundcloud hip-hop reversed, a far flung nemesis of contemporary country and flaccid algorithmic pop-barf. No songs about money or love are floating in the ether. Just memories, echoes, foggy blurs, blip-blop goes the scope, heavy funk, dystopia-punk canons, long jams, bloated solos dribbling down your caved-in chest. Human cattle like a beef avalanche, right on your burned out face hole. Spider-legs fuzz crawling in your brain. Lots of curse words for your mom. You've gotten the over-population blues, so let's have some art for art's sake." -- Oh Sees

Paranoyds, The "Carnage Bargain" [Blue Vinyl] LP / LP (Suicide Squeeze Records) 
Los Angeles punk quartet The Paranoyds channel revelry and revulsion into their debut album 'Carnage Bargain' - a raucous blend of garage rock grit, new wave swagger, horror film soundtrack campiness, and a myriad of other influences.

Patton, Mike & Jean-Claude Vannier "Corpse Flower" LP (Ipecac) 
Mike Patton and renowned French composer Jean-Claude Vannier, who is perhaps best known for his work with Serge Gainsbourg, have come together on the 12-song album, 'Corpse Flower.' Other musicians on the album include Smokey Hormel (Beck, Johnny Cash), Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Air, Nine Inch Nails) and James Gadson (Beck, Jamie Lidell). The Parisian players are Denys Lable, Bernard Paganotti (Magma), Daniel Ciampolini, Didier Malherbe, Léonard Le Cloarec and the Bécon Palace String Ensemble.

Pixies "Beneath the Eyrie" [Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl]  LP (Infectious) 
For album number three post-2004 reformation, Pixies have gone concept. 'Beneath the Eyrie' is a haunted kind of album. Recorded in four weeks at Dreamland Studio (a former church in New York state), the album is filled with gothic imagery and thoughts of death - and whatever it is that comes after that.

Prince "Chaos and Disorder" [Ltd. Purple Vinyl] LP / CD (Legacy) 
Reissue of the eighteenth studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on July 9, 1996 by Warner Bros. Records. Prince refused to promote the album, still engaged in his fight against his Warner Bros. Contract, and the album was released simply to fulfill his contractual obligations.

Prince "Emancipation" 6xLP Box / 3xCD (Legacy) 
'Emancipation' is the nineteenth studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on November 19, 1996 by NPG Records and EMI Records. The title refers to Prince's freedom from his contract with Warner Bros. Records after 18 years, with which he had a contentious relationship. The album was Prince's third to be released that year (along with Chaos and Disorder and the soundtrack album of the Spike Lee movie Girl 6), which made 1996 one of the most prolific years for material released by Prince.

Prince "The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)" LP / CD (Legacy) 
In anticipation of the release of 'The Gold Experience,' the first album credited to his infamously unpronounceable symbol, Prince issued 'The Versace Experience: Prelude 2 Gold' as a gift to attendees of the designer's collection at Fashion Week in Paris during the summer of 1995. The cassette, which featured remixed versions of future favorites "Pussy Control," "Gold" and "Eye Hate U" as well as rare and commercially unreleased selections by The New Power Generation and Prince's jazz-fusion project Madhouse, remains one of the rarest Prince releases of all time.

Rain Parade, The "Emergency Third Rail Power Trip" [Limited Red & Yellow Starburst Vinyl] LP (Real Gone Music) Though there are a number of worthy contenders - Dream Syndicate's 'The Days of Wine and Roses,' The Bangles' 'All Over the Place,' Green on Red's 'Gas Food Lodging' among them - The Rain Parade's 1983 release 'Emergency 3rd Rail Power Trip' places at worst in a tie for first among the greatest albums to emerge from the early '80s L.A. Paisley Underground scene. That's because the band - and the album - were probably the most transparent in their influences and probably the most successful in transcending them.

Rhys, Gruff "Pang!" LP / CD (Rough Trade) 
A Welsh language pop album with a couple of verses of Zulu and an English title, Gruff Rhys' 'Pang!' was produced and mixed by Muzi in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 9-track collection was developed unexpectedly over about 18 months and recorded in Cardiff, Wales. Drums by Welsh-American psychedelic warlord Kliph Scurlock, brass by Gavin Fitzjohn and flute and percussion by engineer Kris Jenkins. Beats, bass and ah's by Muzi with Gruff on vocals and guitar.

Sampa The Great "The Return" [Indie Only Color Vinyl] LP / CD (Ninja Tune) 
Sampa The Great creates a sense of home on her debut album 'The Return' on Ninja Tune. A characterful record, its reference points range from classic hip-hop to ancient Southern African sounds. Built on four years of personal and musical soul-searching, it's an assured statement, the product of meaningful musical connections and of Sampa having to redefine her self-identity away from the comforts of family and old friends.

Stereolab "Emperor Tomato Ketchup" [Limited Clear Vinyl] LP / LP/ CD (Duophonic)
Stereolab "Dots & Loops" [Limited Clear Vinyl] LP / LP / CD (Duophonic)
Stereolab "Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night" [Limited Clear Vinyl] LP / LP / CD (Duophonic) 
September 6, 2019 sees the continuation of Stereolab's seven album reissue campaign when 1996's 'Emperor Tomato Ketchup', 1997's 'Dots and Loops' and 1999's 'Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night' are reissued, via Warp Records and Duophonic UHF Disks, as expanded and re-mastered editions on vinyl and compact disc. Each album has been re-mastered from the original 1/2' tapes by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering and overseen by Tim Gane. Bonus material will include alternate takes, 4 track demos and unreleased mixes. These reissues follow 1993's 'Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements' and 1994's 'Mars Audiac Quintet' which received Expanded Editions earlier in 2019. 

Trupa Trupa "Of The Sun" LP (Glitterbeat Records) 
Almost every song on 'Of The Sun', the magnetic  fifth album from the Polish quartet Trupa Trupa, lands like an anthem, with barbed hooks driven by an italicized rhythm section and a chimera of crisscrossing harmonies. Throughout its propulsive 12-song sequence, this is an album that never lets up. From the relentlessly pulsing "Long Time Ago" to the deep glisten of "Longing," 'Of The Sun' is an unbroken string of hits in Trupa Trupa's idiosyncratic, self-made universe.

Twin Peaks "Lookout Low" [Indie Orange Swirl] LP (Grand Jury) 
The freshly powdered Twin Peaks have returned with a collection of new bangers for your fall season. Their first studio album since 2016's 'Down In Heaven' and their first produced effort with Ethan Jones (Kings of Leon, Paul McCartney, U2). 'Lookout Low' is a testament to the boys honing in on their songwriting as well as further exploring studio capabilities.

Twin XL "How to talk to Strangers" LP (Century Media) 
Twin XL is an alt-pop trio from Los Angeles. Before coming together, the trio reached musical triumph on two different paths; Cameron Walker-Wright (vocals) is part of the synth-pop band Nekokat, and brothers John and Stephen Gomez gained famed the American rock band they founded, The Summer Set. Between the trio, they have written and produced for artists such as All Time Low and many more.

Unlikely Candidates, The "Novocaine" CD (Century Media) 
New EP from the Ft. Worth band.

Wolfe, Chelsea "Birth of Violence" [Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl] LP / CD (Sargent House) 
Chelsea Wolfe connects with a spectrum of musical dynamics, from the heavy, distorted guitars of metal music to the intimate, sparse instrumentals of folk. On her new album, 'Birth of Violence,' Wolfe embraces her folk side with acoustic songs and themes that embrace her womanhood and strength in the world.

Wolfram "Amadeus" LP (DFA Records) 
Vienna/New York City based electronic artist's newest full length album.

v/a "Disco Not Disco" LP (Strut) 
Strut Records were there first, well before DFA recorded The Rapture's Sub Pop debut. 'Disco Not Disco' preceded the punk funk revolution by two years. Strut present a new repress of the influential first volume of 'Disco Not Disco' compiled by Joey Negro and Sean P as part of the label's 20th Anniversary.


HIP HOP
Ghostface Killah "Ghostface Killahs" CD (Music Generation Corp.) 
'Ghostface Killahs' marks the return of Ghostface. After several side projects, GFK returns with his first true solo album in years. This album sounds like vintage Ghostface and will prove worthy amongst any true Hip Hoppers. Proving the Wu Tang is truly forever, this is a must for any Wu fan as well as every Ghostface Killah fan. The veteran wordsmith, known for his prolific and versatile catalogue, delivers another classic album to the Ghostface and WuTang legacy.

GZA "Pro Tools" LP (Babygrande) 
Vinyl reissue of the 2008 album.

Hieroglyphics  "3rd Eye Vision" 3xLP / CD (Hieroglyphics Imperium) 
Reissue of the first studio album by American hip hop collective Hieroglyphics. It was released by Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings on March 24, 1998. It peaked at #26 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart, as well as #88 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Hobo Johnson "The Fall of Hobo Johnson" CD (Reprise) 
Broke and grappling with cramped legs from sleeping in his car, Frank Lopes, 22, embraced a new persona: "Hobo Johnson." This rapper would celebrate the scrappy and keep his subject matter sincere, even to the point of awkwardness. Hip-hop would remain his platform, but his style would show the influence of folk-punk bands such as the Front Bottoms and other groups that celebrated the confessional and self-conscious, all in a low-fi atmosphere.

Inspectah Deck "Chamber No. 9" LP (Music Generation Corp.) 
Going back to his groundbreaking solo debut, 'Uncontrolled Substance', to 'The Movement,' and 'Manifesto,' veteran wordsmith and Wu-Tang founding member Inspectah Deck has never been afraid of stepping outside of the box. He has achieved underground success and critical acclaim from his Czarface albums with 7L and Esoteric, including recent albums with Doom and Ghostface, respectively. Now, the Shaolin MC is back with the banging new solo album, 'Chamber No. 9' featuring Deck shining on the mic over some classic gritty production.

Jungle Brothers "Straight Out The Jungle" [Red & Green Vinyl] LP (Traffic Entertainment)
De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest may have been more commercially successful, but the afrocentric, jazz political rap movement and unfadeable Native Tounge Massive started with the Jungle Brothers. Their debut full length 'Straight Out the Jungle' opened up many doors that are walked through by today's artists like Mos Def, Common and even Kanye West. Their taste for jazzy horn samples helped kick-start the entire jazz-rap movement, and their James Brown fixation was one of the first. Available here on high grade, loud pressed, double vinyl for the first time ever!


CLASSIC ROCK
Aerosmith "Live! Bootleg" LP (Legacy) 
This raw record of Aerosmith's 1977-78 U.S. tour captured them at their fiery best, and a #13 album was their reward. Now, this classic live album from '78 returns to vinyl-double 140-gram vinyl including "Sweet Emotion," "Back in the Saddle," "Walk This Way," "Come Together," "Mama Kin," "Last Child," "Train Kept A Rollin'," "Sick As a Dog," "S.O.S." and more. Those who've heard this album will remember that there are also two rare recordings from '73 here: covers of "I Ain't Got You" and "Mother Popcorn"

Aerosmith "Nine Lives" LP (Legacy) 
'Nine Lives' is the twelfth studio album by Aerosmith. It was originally released March 18, 1997. The album was produced by Aerosmith and Kevin Shirley, and was the band's first studio album released by Columbia Records since 1982's 'Rock in a Hard Place.' One of the album's singles, "Pink", won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.e last time.


ROCKABILLY / 50s-60s / SURF
v/a "Girls in the Garage Volume 6" LP (Past & Present) 
The sixth volume of a series of garage rock compilations focusing on female artists. Prior to Joan Jett, Patti Smith, Courtney Love, there were the girls in the garage. Like their male counterparts had discovered, being in a band was not only cool and alluring, it was sexual and ultimately political. The garage band was a medium that enabled their voices to be heard; these girls weren't going to be kept in the kitchen. Like Pebbles did for the boys, 'Girls In The Garage' captures the raw essence of dreams played out through guitars, drums, mics and amplifiers.


PROG & PSYCH
75 Dollar Bill "I Was Real" CS (Thin Wrist) 
One of the essential groups at the heart of NYC's underground, 75 Dollar Bill is driven by the telepathic union of Che Chen's microtonal electric guitar and Rick Brown's odd metered percussion. On their third album 'I Was Real,' the group expands in bold new directions, embracing brilliant fuller orchestrations, joyous rockers and entrancing new textures. The record is enhanced by the presence of eight additional players in various combinations over its nine tracks

Brierley, Marc "Welcome To The Citadel" LP+CD (Magic Box) 
Magic Box present a reissue of Marc Brierley's 'Welcome To The Citadel,' originally released in 1968. This is one of the finest underground singer-songwriter albums of it's era, blending expert acoustic guitar with jazzy backings from some of Britain's leading contemporary jazz musicians, including Tony Reeves, Henry Lowther, and Mike Travis, and truly psychedelic lyrics. Originally issued in early 1969, it's almost impossible to find in it's original incarnation. It's finally reissued here on vinyl, together with an insert that includes background liners and CD of full album with 12 bonus tracks. 140 gram vinyl.

Clandestine Quartet "One for the Fossa, Two for the Wolverine" (Alan and Richard Bishop) LP (ThirtyThree ThirtyThree) The debut LP from the Clandestine Quartet, bringing together Alan and Richard Bishop with Michael Flower and Chris Corsano. Invited to perform in London as part of the St John Sessions series, Alan Bishop rounded up this quartet of underground stalwarts with a deep history of collaborative ventures - the Bishop brothers making up two-thirds of the legendary Sun City Girls, Richard Bishop and Corsano comprising two parts of psychedelic juggernaut Rangda, and the Flower-Corsano Duo having wowed audiences for over a decade with their face-melting brand of eastern-tinged free shred.

Wendy & Bonnie "Genesis" [White Vinyl] LP (Sundazed) 
Reissue of the 1968 psychedelic folk classic on white vinyl. For fans of Ultimate Spinach, Lee Hazelwood, and Honey LTD.


PUNK / GARAGE / HARDCORE
Bouncing Souls "Maniacal Laughter" LP (Chunksaah) 
The Bouncing Souls are dedicated to the art of living and living to them is punk rock. Not the smelly toilet stall, heroin addicted punk rock, the blissful celebration of youth and individuality punk rock. 'Maniacal Laughter' made it's original debut in early '96 would not only represent some of the bands hardest material but their catchiest as well. It incorporates the usual high-octane punk punk, tempered with the band's amazing wit and song craft savvy.

Dum Dum Boys "Let There Be Noise" LP (In the Red) 
Often obscured by the ascent of Flying Nun's legendary roster is New Zealand's late 1970s / early 1980s punk scene. Based in Auckland, a cadre of acts influenced by The Ramones and Stooges briefly thrived. The Dum Dum Boys-the first NZ punk band to record and release a full-length in their native country-were hooked on the Ann Arbor sounds of Iggy Pop. Their album 'Let There Be Noise' (1981) is chock-full of James Williamson and Deniz Tek riffage; it also contains elements of Iggy Pop's nihilism. In The Red has performed a major service by reissuing this obscure and outstanding record.

Mr Airplane Man "Smasheville" 2 x 7" (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Presented on two 7" platters, it's another amazing release from the two-girl band. These four tracks were produced by Greg Cartwright (Oblivians, Reigning Sound) and as an added bonus he plays keyboards. The tracks are 'Over That Hill', 'Get On A Plane', 'Blood From A Stone' and '(Do You Wanna) Hang Out'.

Nuns "Decadent Jew" 7" (Blank Recording Company) 
The Nuns were part of the very first wave 1970's punk rock coming from San Francisco. A three prong vocal attack led by the charismatic Jennifer Miro, along side Jeff Olener and Richie Detrick, rounded out by future Rank and File member Alejandro Escovedo, Pat Ryan and Jeff Raphael. The Nuns legend would be cemented in punk rock history by being on the bill for the very last Sex Pistols show at Winterland along side the Avengers. 'Decadent Jew' has been completely unavailable since it's original 1978 release.ever."


METAL
Eye Flys "Context" (Full Of Hell) [Color Vinyl] LP (Thrill Jockey) 
Eye Flys' debut 'Context' was written and recorded just a few short months from the band's inception, drawing on each members' considerable experience and driven by the excitement of playing in uncharted territory. This is an album of commanding, lean noise rock absolutely brimming with vitriol. The direct, raw energy Eye Flys' music is simultaneously menacing and intoxicating. Drawing immediate comparisons to bands like Unsane, Cherubs, and The Melvins (where they take their name), the quartet's bludgeoning sound is underpinned by a razor-sharp edge.


JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Blakey, Art "Indestructible" LP (Blue Note) 
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Drummer Art Blakey recorded Indestructible-his final album for Blue Note-in 1964 with a powerful sextet line-up of The Jazz Messengers featuring Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Lee Morgan (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Cedar Walton (piano), and Reggie Workman (bass). The LP presented five compelling original compositions by Fuller ("The Egyptian" & "Sortie"), Morgan ("Calling Miss Khadija"), Walton ("When Love Is New"), and Shorter ("Mr. Jin"), and was adorned with one of Reid Miles' most memorable album cover designs.

Dorham, Kenny "Una Mas" LP (Blue Note) 
His Bossa-inspired album from 1963. Now in on vinyl.

Hubbard, Freddie "Hub-Tones" LP (Blue Note) 
Recorded in 1962, 'Hub-Tones' stands as one of the most significant artistic statements of Freddie Hubbard's formidable career, and also features one of Reid Miles' most iconic album cover designs. Presenting the trumpeter at the helm of an excellent quintet with James Spaulding (alto saxophone & flute), Herbie Hancock (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), and Clifford Jarvis (drums), the album opens with a breathtaking performance of the standard "You're My Everything" followed by 4 Hubbard originals.

Mehldau, Brad "Live In Tokyo" [3xLP] LP (Run Out Groove) 
15th anniversary reissue of his 2004 album, on vinyl for the first time and including the full set, featuring tracks making their debut in the U.S. on any format for the first time.


COUNTRY
Cactus Lee "s/t" CS (Burger) 
"I've been talking with my good friend Rick for the past few days. Rick turned me on to bluegrass, honky-tonk, and Johnny Cash. So, when I ran across Cactus Lee, I immediately thought of him. Sometimes, I just want some good, local, country music. I can't stand the mainstream stuff, but Cactus Lee are clearly not that. Townes van Zandt, Nick Garrie, Jeff Zagers (Wharf Cat Records), and the previously mentioned Johnny Cash would appreciate this music." -- Fatbeats

"Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns" OST by v/a 2xLP (SMG) 
Original soundtrack to the Ken Burns documentary series. "If you write the truth and you're writing about your life, it's going to be country. It'll be country 'cause you're writing what's happening. And that's all a good song is." - Loretta Lynn. Country Music, the eight-part, 16-hour film by Ken Burns, chronicles the creation of a truly American genre of music through the songs and stories of it's greatest trailblazers. The 'Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns' soundtrack includes more than 28 timeless classics as heard in the film, including songs by The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and many more. This deluxe set includes 68 pages of liner notes and rarely seen archival photos, documents and memorabilia.

Tasjan, Aaron Lee "Karma For Cheap" [Indie Only Color Vinyl] LP (New West) 
Most people know Aaron Lee Tasjan as one of the wittiest, most offbeat, brilliant, weed-smokin' & LSD microdosin' Americana troubadours writing and singing songs today. But steel yourselves, folk fans, because he's about to follow his restless muse straight out from under the weight of everyone's expectations into the kind of glammy, jingle-jangle power-pop- and- psych-tinged sounds he hasn't dabbled in since his younger days playing lead guitar for a late-period incarnation of The New York Dolls.


FOLK
Collette, Ned w/ James Rushford & Joe Talia "Afternoon-Dusk" LP (Feeding Tube) 
Ned Collette's last album, the 2LP set 'Old Chestnut,' was hailed as a masterpiece by most everyone who heard it. Part of this was due to the darkly delicate lyrics and vocals of Ned himself, but much was also because of the elegant lyricism of the music, which had a fantastic prog/folk heft as impossible to peg as it was to ignore. With this new LP, Collette goes all-instrumental, along with his long-time drumming partner, Joe Talia and composer James Rushford on viola. The two side-long tracks are a departure from the pop formatting of 'Old Chestnut,' but an expansion of that album's instrumental passages, playing with a syncretic fusion of several genres, while remaining beholden to none.

Giddens, Rhiannon "There Is No Other" 2xLP (Nonesuch) 
Special double vinyl LP pressing. Includes four previously unreleased tracks and new liner notes written by Rhiannon and Francesco.


REGGAE
Vulcans, The "Star Trek" [Limited Deep Space Maroon Vinyl Edition] LP (Real Gone Music) 
Reissue of the moog/dub rendition of the Star Trek soundtrack performed by the Vulcans. Originally released in 1972, now available on limited edition deep space maroon vinyl. 


SOUL / FUNK / R&B
v/a "Lamp Records: It Glowed Like The Sun (1969 - 1972)" LP / CD (Now Again) 
The collected Soul, Funk, Gospel and Rock releases from Indianapolis' greatest label.  Sometimes, all it takes is one man to recognize a city's potential for an industry. In Indianapolis, that man was Herb Miller, and his business was soul and funk. He came to prominence long after Indy's allure as a jazz destination waned. He founded LAMP Records in the late 1960s to wake Naptown from its musical slumber. Gatefold jacket with OBI. Contains a 24 page booklet with extensive liner notes and photos. Download card for WAV files of the album and bonus tracks.

v/a "World Spirituality Classics 2: The Time For Peace Is Now" LP / CD (Luaka Bop)   'The Time For Peace Is Now' compiles fourteen songs that, while recorded over four decades ago, speak now more than ever. These are undeniably soulful, passionate, and urgent songs from obscure 45s, dug up from a long dormancy in attics, sheds and rated across the American south. Compiled by Gospel guru Greg Belson. The second volume in Luaka Bop's World Spiritual Classics Series.


WORLD MUSIC
Attarazat Addahabia & Faradjallah "Al Hadaoui" LP / CD (Habibi Funk) 
Habibi Funk is back with another album from Casablanca. Completely unreleased album which was recorded in Morocco in 1973 by three generation family band. A unique blend of Gnawa, Funk and Rock. Traditional Moroccan music meets electronic guitars and dense layers of percussion by a band that used to run in the same circles as Fadoul (and actually wrote one of his songs).

Grupo Pilon "Leite Quente Funanáde Cabo Verde" CD (Ostinato Records) 
Following 'Synthesize the Soul,' Grupo Pilon represents the second chapter of the Krioulu diaspora story. In smaller pockets, second generation musicians were independently contributing to one of the most lush periods of cultural innovation by immigrants in Europe. In Luxembourg, in 1986, a group of teenagers formed the largely unknown but consistently brilliant band. Pilon combined searing estilo Krioulu drumming and the hybrid ColaZouk style with blissful synth work and rugged guitar licks, creating a stripped-down, addictive sound that masterfully straddled two worlds. In it's heyday in the 90s, Pilon serenaded audiences in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lisbon, Rotterdam and Frankfurt, securing their reputation as a respected and unifying cultural force. This LP, drawing from the six most powerful songs from Pilon's three-album catalog, is the serving of still fresh leite quente to spice the summer.

v/a "There Where the Avalanche Stops: Music from the Gjirokastra Folk Festival 1988" LP (Touch) For one week in every five years, two thousand singers, dancers, and musicians along with fifty thousand spectators make their way to the small town of Gjirokastra in southern Albania for the Festivali Folkloric Kombelar. The works presented here in volume one are all live recordings made at the Gjirokastra Festival, taken from six of the 26 participating districts: Vlora, Gjirokastra, and Lorca from the south, and Shkodra, Debra, and Tropoja from the north. Reissue of a CD originally released in 1990. Edition of 300.


COMPOSERS / LIBRARY / NEW AGE
Schnitzler, Conrad "Conditions of the Gas Giant" LP (Bureau B) 
Reissue, originally released on cassette in 1988. 


ELECTRONIC
Moon B "Udaya" LP (Hoop Sound) 
Moon B takes a step out of his comfort zone with 'Udaya', giving a lesson on how it isn't the tools at your disposal, but rather how you use them. A stalwart of vintage analogue gear under normal circumstances, he's harnessed the full power of his iPad to conjure up 8 cuts of slick, lo-fi boogie that emanate with a smoky warmth. Gone are the genre-hopping sensibilities of earlier releases, replaced with a renewed focus on what really counts: the funk.


EXPERIMENTAL
Bonnet, Francois J. & Stephen O'Malley "Cylene" 2xLP (Editions Mego) 
'Cylene' is the first collaboration by François J. Bonnet [Kassel Jaeger] and Stephen O'Malley [Sunn O)))]. O'Malley's guitar inscribes a void that patiently opens up a spacious universe for Bonnet to discreetly alter with perception re-orientating studio maneuvers. A vast glacial plain unfurls slowly upon the listener invoking a mood similar to the stillness found following despair. Edited and mixed by François Bonnet at GRM studios, Paris August 2018.

Sage, M. "Catch A Blessing" LP (Geographic North) 
'Catch a Blessing' shows Matthew Sage in a impulsive light. Where past work existed in space that was cerebral, meditated, and composed, the music here is more natural, playful, and effortless. Opting for chance and the unknown rather than rules and conceptual rigor, Sage "practiced" an amorphous technique that led to profound moments of accidental, unplanned beauty.

Vatican Shadow "Pakistan Military Academy" LP (Hospital Productions) 
The best Vatican Shadow release, bar none, finally lands on vinyl for the first time as part of a long overdue remaster/reissue series for the project's earliest, fêted releases. Originally slunk out on tape in 2011,' Pakistan Military Academy' sees Dominick Fernow (Prurient, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement) calibrate his night-vision goggles to scan the most potent, affective visions of dark ambient and militaristic techno in his war chest.


GOTHIC / DARKWAVE 
Cult, The "Sonic Temple" (30th Anniversary) 2xLP / Deluxe 3xLP + CS (Beggars Banquet) 
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of The Cult's seminal album 'Sonic Temple.' The Anniversary Edition LP is now on two pieces of black vinyl, the audio is improved and contains 16 tracks total, which comprise the original album plus 6 B-sides. The Deluxe Box Set contains three pieces of vinyl and a cassette plus tour memorabilia and ephemera (replica of original laminate, backstage pass, original press releases and label copy and more). It's numbered and limited to 3000 pieces worldwide and contains 40 tracks, 4 of which are previously unreleased. LP1+2 contain the album as originally released + b-sides. LP3 contains Live At Wembley recorded by the BBC, and the included cassette contains limited-release demos. Four of the live tracks are previously unreleased.


SOUNDTRACKS
"Days of the Bagnold Summer" OST by Belle & Sebastian LP / CD (Matador) 
This new soundtrack album is the latest outside-the-box accomplishment from storied Glasgow 6-piece band Belle and Sebastian.

DJ Jazzy Jeff X The Fresh Prince "Yo Home to Bel Air b/w Parents Just Don't Understand" 12" (Enjoy the Ride) Limited twelve inch vinyl re-issue of the extended radio mix of the theme song from "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"called "Yo Home To Bel Air". The Extended radio mix includes two rarely heard additional verses. This 12" 45rpm colored vinyl re-issue also includes the hit single "Parents Just Don't Understand" on the B side. Re-issued for the first time in over 20 years. Pressed at 45rpm for optimal sound quality

"Monos" OST by Mica Levi LP (Lakeshore) 
Co-Released by Invada Records and Lakeshore Records and featuring music by Ivor Novello Award winner and Academy Award-nominated Mica Levi (Jackie, Under the Skin). The London-based composer, music producer and artist creates an indescribably hallucinatory, often menacing backdrop to the survivalist thriller set on a remote mountain in Latin America.

"The Departed" OST by v/a LP (Real Gone Music) 
Limited green colored vinyl LP pressing. Arguing about which of Martin Scorsese's pictures is his best is fodder for an all-night bull session, but of one thing there can be no doubt: the guy is obsessed with music. Many of his greatest films have either been about music (e.g. The Last Waltz or the recent Dylan Rolling Thunder "mockumentary") or have featured a veritable mixtape for a soundtrack; in fact, sometimes it's hard to tell which came first, the montage accompanying the music, or his desire to have a particular song appear in a movie come hell or high water.


HOLIDAY
Monkees, The "Christmas Party" [Brick & Mortar Exclusive] LP (Rhino ) 
Limited reissue of 2018's Christmas album on vinyl for the first time.


LOCAL
Silver Bars "Center of the City Lights" LP 
Debut record from the local band Silver Bars on blood red transparent vinyl. Includes download card, lyric sheet, and sticker.

Skip Yarrow "Water Wide Between" CD  
This is the debut release of a Jersey-bred, Texas-based songwriter with musical roots in early rock 'n' roll, English ballads, and the Grateful Dead. The lyric-driven songs of this first collection draw on acoustic folk, country, and Celtic traditions.


PRINTED MATTER 
Yorke, Thom "I See You - A Zine By Crack Magazine curated by Thom Yorke" MAG (XL Recordings)
'I See You' incorporates eight interviews from musicians, artists and activists, curated by Thom Yorke himself. The Issue 100 cover star is responsible for the questions asked during the interviews, with Yorke also answering the questions for the zine's preface. Featured names include the environmentalist and writer George Monbiot, Orkney-born performance poet Harry Josephine and director and screenwriter Luca Guadagnino. Further interviews are provided by electronic composer Laurie Spiegel, experimental musician Kali Malone and visual artist Christian Holstad, New York-based painter and printmaker Amy Cutler and Jun Takahashi, founder of fashion brand Undercover.

DVD / BLU RAY
Lennon, John & Yoko Ono "Above Us Only Sky" BluRay / DVD (Eagle Rock Entertainment) 
In 1971, John Lennon's most successful album 'lmagine' was released. The title track has become one of the most iconic Lennon songs. The underlying message of the song and the album however was one of radical engagement and is as relevant today as ever. This film reveals the depth of the creative collaboration between John and Yoko and examines how the art, politics and music of the pair are intrinsically entwined. Includes documentary and bonus features.

Friday, September 6th

POP/ ROCK
Amalie, Kendra "Intuition" [Indie Exclusive Transparent Orange Vinyl] LP (Beyond Beyond is Beyond) A sweeping introduction to an artist deep into their practice, Kendra Amalie's 'Intuition' is a star map to a new and developing sound space. An exploratory and (sometimes) shredding finger-style 12-string guitarist (both acoustic and electric), band leader, synthesist, new media creator, and experimental producer, the Wisconsin-based musician is also a songwriter occupying an ethereal zone between galaxy-brain cosmic transmissions and deep, personal expression.

Arctic Monkeys "Black Treacle" 7" (Domino) 
Arctic Monkeys "Fluorescent Adolescent" 7" (Domino) 
Arctic Monkeys "My Propeller" 7" (Domino) 
Arctic Monkeys "Suck it and See" 7" (Domino) 
Arctic Monkeys "Teddy Picker" 7" (Domino) 
Arctic Monkeys "The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala " 7" (Domino) 
Arctic Monkeys "When The Sun Goes Down" 7" (Domino)
Seven Arctic Monkeys 7" singles back in print.

Bat For Lashes "Lost Girls" CD (Bat For Lashes) 
Bat For Lashes -- aka Natasha Khan -- releases her fifth studio album, entitled' Lost Girls,' via AWAL Recordings. 'Lost Girls' is another brilliant, full-length entry in Khan's incredible, acclaimed discography, mixing sounds she's always loved -- heavy bass lines, synth arpeggios, Iranian pop beats, cascading choruses -- with some of her finest songwriting to date. It's an album full of romance, an homage to Los Angeles, to being a kid in the 80's, to films that touched and changed her life.

Bjork "Debut" CS (One Little Indian) 
Back in print on cassette.

Courtney, Barns "404" CD (Capitol) 
Hailed by Rolling Stone as a "stomping, swaggering rock & roll balancing act teetering between blinding light and total darkness," Barns Courtney releases his album, '404.' Barns wrote and produced the 10-song collection with synth wiz and longtime friend Sam Battle. All in all, '404' is a commentary on his journey from awe struck naivety to the dark realization of adulthood.

Death Cab for Cutie "The Blue EP" [Limited Blue Vinyl] 12" (Barsuks) 
New EP follows up Death Cab for Cutie's latest full length, 'Thank You For Today,' which was released last summer. The band announced 'The Blue EP' on July 30th with the release of "Kids in '99", a song that recalls the Olympic Pipeline Explosion in 1999, an event that happened during one of their earliest rehearsals as a band in their hometown of Bellingham, WA. "To The Ground" and "Before The Bombs" were recorded during the album sessions for 'Thank You For Today' and produced by Rich Costey. "Kids In 99" and "Blue Bloods" were produced by Peter Katis. 'The Blue EP' is available on 180-gram vinyl.

Dehd / Deeper "Fire Talk 10 Year Set" [Limited color vinyl] LP (Fire Talk) 
Celebrating 10 years as purveyors of the underground, Fire Talk presents a limited edition gatefold vinyl package featuring two of our highest acclaimed catalog titles to date. Dehd and Deeper both prevailing from Chicago and coming up in the same DIY underground circle. As a matter of fact Jason Balla, Dehd co honcho & Earring mastermind hipped us to Deeper back in 2015 and the rest is history. Each package includes a bonus mystery record from an artist spanning Fire Talk's decade of existence. All color vinyl with custom painted die cut cover, hand numbered in an edition of 100.

Fad Gadget "The Best of Fad Gadget" 2xLP (Mute)  
This compilation takes in a number of key singles such as "Ricky's Hand", "Fireside Favourite", "Collapsing New People" and "For Whom The Bells Toll", Tovey's collaboration with Alison Moyet. It also features a number of B-sides and tracks from across his numerous albums.

flor "ley lines" [Opaque Color Vinyl] LP (Fueled by Ramen) 
2019 release, the sophomore album from the CA alt-pop band. "We've gotten where we are by following our instincts, so when we started to record the album, it was important for me to believe in myself and our band," shared Flor singer/guitarist Zach Grace. "Ley lines are these pathways that connect places of power. I was drawn to the idea of these anchor points creating a route: this defining of a journey, and this strengthening through connection."

Frankie Cosmos "Close It Quietly" LP / CD /CS (Sub Pop) 
'Close It Quietly' is a continual reframing of the known. It's like giving yourself a haircut or rearranging your room. You know your hair. You know your room. Here's the same hair, the same room, seen again as something new. 'Close It Quietly' takes the trademark Frankie Cosmos micro-universe and upends it, spilling outwards into a swirl of referentiality that's a marked departure from earlier releases, imagining and reimagining motifs and sounds throughout the album. The band's fourth studio release is a manifestation of their collaborative spirit: Greta Kline and longtime bandmates Lauren Martin (synth), Luke Pyenson (drums), and Alex Bailey (bass) luxuriated in studio time with Gabe Wax, who engineered and co-produced the record with the band.

Hellsingland Underground "A Hundred Years Is Nothing" CD (Wild Kingdom Records) 
Fifth full length studio album from the Swedish sextet. The sound on this album is a big step forward for the band, both sound and songwriting wise. You can still sense their early day folk and blues influences, but you'll also hear echoes of Pink Floyd, Queen and The Doors.

Kindness "Something Like A War" [pink vinyl] LP (Female Energy) 
Third full length album is a culmination of years spent collaborating with the likes of Robyn, Jazmine Sullivan, Seinabo Sey and Cosima among many others. Produced entirely by Bainbridge, the record is a collection of works representing a period of reflection and transformation over the course of 4 years following their second record 'Otherness.' Now based in London, the album was recorded in several locations, while Kindness was primarily based in New York during the writing and recording of the album.

L'Epee "Diabolique" LP+CD (A Recordings) 
The debut album release from L'Epee, the band of Emmanuelle Seigner (Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle), Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), Lionel and Marie Liminana (The Limiñanas). Named in tribute to Mario Bava's 1968 cult classic 'Danger: Diabolik,' it's a musical masterclass combining elements of garage, ye-ye, sleaze rock, cult soundtracks, sci-fi, spaghetti westerns, and girl-group pop noir. LP version comes on 180 gram, ruby vinyl; includes CD.

L'Epee "Dreams" 12" (A Recordings) 
This is the debut single release from L'Epee. Recorded in Cabestany, France and Berlin at Anton's Cobra Studio, this three-track 12" single comes in deluxe packaging and precedes the full-length album. 180 gram vinyl.

LITE "Multiple" LP (TopShelf) 
New album from the four-piece instrumental band from Tokyo, Japan.

Lower Dens "The Competition" [clear vinyl] LP / CD (Ribbon Music) 
The anticipated fourth album from Lower Dens is a pop album with a concept both emotionally and politically urgent. The title is lead singer and songwriter Jana Hunter's term for a sociopsychological phenomenon that, in different ways, binds us all. Modern capitalism by nature generates a psychosis that accelerates our insecurities and anxieties to the point of total overload, corroding our intimacies, our communities, and our senses of self. 'The Competition' speaks, in various ways, to the necessity of "socially de-conditioning ourselves and learning how to be people," Hunter says. "The issues that have shaped my life, for better or for worse, have to do with coming from a family and a culture that totally bought into this competitive mindset."

Lunch Lady "Angel" [Red Vinyl] LP (Upset the Rhythm) 
Lunch Lady are a sparky group from Los Angeles redolent of the desert heat, pining hearts and that chorus-soaked cloak of sound held dear by followers of British early '80s post-punk. Lunch Lady's dreamy punk forays into country ballad territory certainly swoop into sentiment, but it's the melancholy of artifice that defines their outlook.

MUNA "Saves the World" LP (RCA) 
2019 release, the sophomore release from the L.A.-based trio. Muna released their debut album, About U, in 2017. The trio, made up of Katie Gavin (lead vocals/production), Naomi McPherson (production/guitar/synths/vocals), and Josette Maskin (lead guitar/vocals), have toured with Miike Snow, Grouplove and more.

Paul and The Tall Trees "So Long" [sky blue vinyl] LP (Big Crown Records) 
Paul Schalda is a poet, perhaps a bit of a tortured soul, a hopeless romantic, and a guy from Staten Island. That last bit might not make sense to people who aren't from New York. Let's say that it puts the blue in his collar and sticks his feet to the ground. Paul's music seems to embody the unexpected overlap of The Band's Americana, Ian MacKaye's unhinged emotion, Otis Redding's raw soul, and the doo-wop melodies his father, Bill Schalda Sr. (a member of Brooklyn vocal group, The Montereys) raised him on. His sophomore album is produced by long time collaborator and old friend Tommy Brenneck and Big Crown's own Leon Michels.

Royal Trux w/ Ariel Pink "Pink Stuff" 7" (Fat Possum) 
Earlier this year, Royal Trux released their comeback album 'White Stuff' to universal acclaim. To follow it up, they have enlisted longtime friend and kindred spirit Ariel Pink to re-work five songs from White Stuff. The resulting work, the 'Pink Stuff' EP, is this double 7" set.

Sandro Perri "Soft Landing" LP (Constellation) 
It took seven years for Sandro Perri to return with an album under his own name, releasing 'In Another Life' in the fall of 2018, as the much-anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed full-length 'Impossible Spaces' (2011). But the Perri floodgates have now well and truly opened: the flow of sparkling, eddying music he's been meticulously doling out of late (including two recent volumes of collaborative avant-electronic work with his Off World project) charts another vital, rejuvenating tributary with 'Soft Landing.' The album features songs Perri has been playing around with for the better part of the last decade, taking many forms along the way, and recorded sporadically over a long period. It's also his most guitar-based collection since 2007's 'Tiny Mirrors.'

Sleeping With Sirens "How It Feels To Be Lost" CD (Sumerian Records) 
This is Sleeping With Siren's first album since signing with Sumerian Records - The band will be on tour all summer on The Disrupt Tour and performing at two of The Vans Warped Tour Dates - For fans of: Asking Alexandria, Pierce The Veil, I See Stars

Those Pretty Wrongs "Zed for Zulu" LP (Burger) 
Those Pretty Wrongs are Jody Stephens and Luther Russell. It's a musical partnership borne of a deep and lasting friendship, the roots of which stretch back to the early '90s, when the two were introduced. As the story goes, nary a note of music was made between them until about five years ago, when they were united in the cause of a documentary about Jody's alma mater, the legendary Memphis group Big Star. After releasing their self-titled debut on Ardent/Burger in 2016 to a healthy dose of acclaim, they went out on the road, playing for audiences across North America, Australia, Europe and the U.K.


CLASSIC ROCK
Cooder, Ry "Chávez Ravine" LP (Nonesuch) 
With this 2005 album, Ry remembered the vivacious and flavorful Latino neighborhood in L.A. that was bulldozed for new developments (including Dodger Stadium). Mexican music, Latin pop, R&B and jazz flood together as Cooder summons memories of the long-gone Chávez Ravine with "Poor Man's Shangri-La," "Onda Callejera," "Don't Call Me Red," "Corrido De Boxeo," "Muy Fifi," "El U.F.O. Cayo," "3 Cool Cats" and more songs sung in Spanish and English featuring Lalo Guerrero, Don Tosti, Little Willie G., Ersi Arvizu and more. This Grammy-nominated delight now comes to vinyl (2 LPs) for the first time.

Dylan, Bob "Down in the Groove" LP (Legacy) 
Dylan, Bob "Infidels" LP (Legacy) 
Dylan, Bob "Real Live" LP (Legacy)
New vinyl reissues of three catalog albums. 

Ten Years After "Stonedhenge" [Purple Vinyl] LP (Sundazed Music) 
Ten Years After's eponymous debut hit the door with a loud thud, 'Undead' cracked it, and with 1969's 'Stonedhenge,' they knocked it down with authority, stormed the palace and showed the world that they were indeed a major act. 'Stonedhenge' was where Ten Years After really came into their own with originals. "Hear Me Calling" is brilliant modern blues on par with the best of early Fleetwood Mac, rising from a restrained beginning to all-out rocking before repeating the cycle one last time.


PROG & PSYCH
Britton. Chris [Troggs] "As I Am" LP (Trading Places) 
Trading Places present a reissue of Chris Britton's 'As I Am,' originally released in 1969. Recording a solo album in 1969 allowed Troggs guitarist Chris Britton to take a stab at greater artistic freedom, though the presence of a familiar set of suspects meant that the resultant LP, 'As I Am,' didn't veer too far from The Troggs' standard blend of poppy psychedelia and garage rock, constructed with a particular English bent.

Julian's Treatment "A Time Before This" LP (Guerssen) 
Debut, double album by musician/sci-fi writer Julian Jay Savarin. Originally relased on Miki Dallon's Youngblood label in 1970, this is a classic since the early days of record collecting. Hammond dominated, spacey, psychedelic prog-rock with long tracks, cool female vocals and a cosmic, sci-fi concept vibe. This reissue features the original gatefold sleeve, master tape sound in 180g vinyl, and detailed liner notes by Andy Morten (Shindig!). Essential to anyone into early UK prog-rock.

Question Mark & The Mysterians "96 Tears" [Limited "Clear Teardrop" Vinyl Edition] LP (Real Gone) '96 Tears' is the debut album originally released in 1966 by the garage band to end all garage bands, Question Mark & the Mysterians. Available on limited edition "clear teardrop" colored vinyl and mastered at 45 RPM.

Steel Mill "Green Eyed God" LP (Trading Places) 
Reissue of the lone album by fabled British prog-rock band Steel Mill, originally released in 1972. 


PUNK / HARDCORE
Diat "Positive Disintegration" LP (Iron Lung) 
Years in the making, the follow-up or maybe even companion piece to 2015's 'Positive Energy,' 'Positive Disintegration' sees the band with a bit more of a pop zap to the ever present post punk dreariness of modern Berlin life... Or even modern life at large, as most of the lyrical content has to do with the monotony of barely getting by or trying to have a meaningful exchange with a remotely interesting person.

Inepsy "Lost Tracks" LP (Feral Ward) 
7 tracks recorded in 2009. Released in 2017 on cassette by Runstate Tapes, now on LP from Feral Ward. In the words of the label owner "it is pretty damn great". Midnight black vinyl - comes with 24 x 36 poster.

Pop, Iggy "Free" LP / CD (Loma Vista) 
'Free' is the eighteenth studio album by rock icon Iggy Pop. It features contributions from Noveller and Leron Thomas. The album has been described as "reflect[ing]" the exhaustion of post-tour life" as well as "uniquely somber and contemplative" by Iggy Pop, who also called it "an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice".

Senses Fail "From The Depths of Dreams" LP (Pure Noise) 
New re-recording of their debut EP, originally released in 2002. "We are very excited to bring a piece of Senses Fail history back and share it with our fans," says vocalist Buddy Nielsen. "Our very first EP was the birth of SF and to have a chance to update the sound and play in full was an opportunity we jumped at. We will be playing the EP as well as a greatest hits and rarities set and acoustic songs. We really want our fans to hear some songs that they haven't heard in years or ever."


MINIMAL WAVE
"The Signal To Noise Set" by v/a LP (Trading Places) 
Trading Places present a reissue of 'The Signal To Noise Set,' originally released in small numbers in 1984 on London's short-lived Only A Revolution label. The ultra-rare Various Artists release showcased the Australian variant of minimalist wave, analog synth-pop. The eleven exclusives featured on the compilation are all prime examples of Australia's synth band underground, and although each group was totally unknown outside of their sphere of influence, some have gone on to attain legendary status. Includes tracks by Informatics, Modern Jazz, Dono-Detti, Second Glance, Software Seduction, Shanghai Au Go-Go, Into The East, Nuvo Bloc and Human Backs.


METAL
Black Vice / Haunter "split" LP (Red River Family) 
Texas black metal split album available again.

Buzzov-en "To A Frown" LP (Behind the Mountain) 
25th anniversary reissue. Raw as a heroin abscess, Buzzov-en's debut, 'To a Frown,' ushered in a devastatingly ugly admixture of bastardized Southern rock riffs, heavy metal, noise rock, and the broken bottle aggression of early Black Flag. It packs a violent wallop, with Kirk's contorted, half-growled, half-screamed vocals threatening menacingly over the sturm and drang of the rhythm section.

Crawl / Leviathan "split" LP (Red River Family) 
Limited Edition of 333. 1st and only pressing. Self-loathing and internal decay actualized through 42 Minutes of Depression, Hatred, and Woe. Imprisonment represented in the form of this aural immolation. This LP Edition contains 18 minutes of previously unreleased material from both Leviathan and Crawl within 2 separate bonus tracks.

Crucifixion "After the Fox" LP (High Roller) 
The ultimate Crucifixion anthology, comprised of 14 songs taken from their original sources and restored and remastered. White vinyl edition, limited to 200 copies. Includes a 12 page, A4 booklet with archive photos, lyrics and liner notes. Plus two 58cm x 58cm posters.

Disgrace "Grey Misery: The Death Metal Years" LP / CD (Svart) 
Complete set of all the death metal the band produced on tape back in the golden age. Released in anticipation of the 29th anniversary of the band's debut 7" 'Debts of God,' this set features both demo tapes ('Inside the Labyrinth of Depression' and 'Beyond the Immortalized Existence'), tracks from the debut 7" EP and the legendary full length opus 'Grey Misery.' As an added treat there's two unreleased tracks ("The Day Man Lost" and "Foxy Lady") plus an in-depth interview with the surviving members of the Disgrace cult.

Lacuna Coil "In A Reverie" [Indie Color Exclusive Reissue] LP (Century Media)
Limited reissue of their 1999 album.

Repulsion "Horrified" [Picture disc] LP (Relapse) 
Limited picture disc pressing. Repulsion is the band that introduced the world to insane blasting drums, bone jarring distorted bass, and the most vile lyrics imaginable. Originally released in Europe in 1989 by members of Carcass on their Necrosis Records label, 'Horrified' is a genre pioneering masterpiece that has influenced almost every band playing death metal, most notably Napalm Death, Carcass, Entombed and Cannibal Corpse. 'Horrified' features eighteen pulsating rhapsodies guaranteed to scramble synapses and rupture eardrums. This stunning vinyl picture disc release from Relapse Records commemorates the classic album's 30th anniversary!

Vitriol "To Bathe from the Throat of Cowardice" CD (Century Media) 
2019 release, the debut full length album from the extreme metal band. Fronted by the dual vocal assault given from guitarist Kyle Rasmussen and bassist Adam Roethlisberger, driven by the inhuman drummer Scott Walker, the Portland, Oregon-based band proved to make a successful strike at the genre's heart with their 2017 EP, 'Pain Will Define Their Death.'

Witch Cross "Fighting Back - The Studio Anthology 1983-1985" LP w/ 7" (High Roller) 
Along with the legendary Mercyful Fate and some considerably more obscure acts such as Alien Force, Randy and Crystal Knight, Copenhagen's own Witch Cross must rate as one of the best Danish heavy metal bands ever. 'Figthing Back - The Studio Anthology' spans the years 1983 to 1985 and features all the songs that did not make it onto the band's legendary 'Fit For Fight' album.


JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Davis, Miles "Rubberband" 2xLP / CD (Warner Bros.) 
Miles Davis shocked the music world in 1985 when he left Columbia Records after 30 years to join Warner Bros. Records. In October of that year, he began recording the album 'Rubberband' in Los Angeles at Ameraycan Studios with producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles. The musical direction Davis was taking during the sessions marked a radical departure, with the inclusion of funk and soul grooves; with plans to feature guest vocalists Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan. Eventually, the album was shelved and Davis went on to record Tutu, leaving the 'Rubberband' songs unheard and untouched for over 30 years. It was finished by the original producers Hall and Giles; with Davis' nephew, Vince Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the original sessions for the album in 1985-86.

Moholo, Louis Octet "Spirits Rejoice!" LP (Otoroku) 
Otoroku present the first vinyl reissue of Louis Moholo Octet's 'Spirits Rejoice!,' originally released in 1978 on Ogun Recordings. One of the most legendary free jazz records ever produced, 'Spirits Rejoice!' is a high achievement in the movement of the era as it soars beyond oppression with a raucous and spiritually uplifting surge of movement and melody. Featuring Harry Miller, Johnny Dyani, Keith Tippett, Evan Parker, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, and Kenny Wheeler, this is former Blue Note artist Louis Moholo's first album under his own name and is a classic example of the cross-pollination between South African and British players.

Sun Ra "The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Vol. 1" [Repress] LP ESP-DISK 
Sun Ra "The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Vol. 2" [Repress] LP ESP-DISK 
Vinyl reissue of a pair of mid-60s albums from Sun Ra.

Turrentine, Stanely "Hustlin'" LP (Blue Note) 
Stanley Turrentine's 1960s Blue Note output was reliably excellent, but this 1964 session featuring his thick, blues-drenched tenor saxophone backed by organist Shirley Scott, guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Otis Finch, surely ranks with his very best. From the relentless groove of "Trouble (No. 2)" to the scorching dialog between Turrentine and Burrell on "Ladyfingers" to the deep swinging blues of the title track, 'Hustlin'' is must-have music for fans of Stanley Turrentine. Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl is manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).


COUNTRY
Cauthen, Paul "Room 41" [Indie Exclusive Translucent Red Vinyl] LP / CD (Lightning Rod Records)
Written during a stint spent living out of a suitcase in the artist-haven that is the Belmont, 'Room 41' chronicles Cauthen's white-knuckle journey to the brink and back, a harrowing experience that landed him in and out of the hospital as he careened between ecstasy and misery more times than he could count. Cauthen has long been a pusher of boundaries (musical and otherwise), and 'Room 41' is no exception, with electrifying performances that blend old-school country and gritty soul with 70's funk and stirring gospel.


BLUES
King, Albert "The Big Blues" [Red Vinyl] LP (Sundazed) 
Reissue of the blues legend's 1963 debut LP. Standing well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, it's no surprise that Albert King earned the nickname "The Velvet Bulldozer." Standing on stage with his Gibson Flying V, named Lucy, King cut an imposing visual figure. Still, he made an even bigger impression through his recordings, reaching fans all over the world with his punchy, aggressive guitar playing and his commanding voice.

King, Freddy "Freddy King Goes Surfin'" [Blue Vinyl] LP (Sundazed) 
Syd Nathan, impresario of Cincinatti's King Records, was the epitome of the old-school indie record label owner. Always hustling, Nathan regularly beat the odds to release hit after hit in multiple genres. He'd try anything if he thought it might work, or more precisely, if he thought it would make money. After Chess Records turned down guitarist/vocalist Freddy King several times for sounding too much like B.B, King, Nathan thought that sound might actually be sellable and took a chance, signing Freddy to his Federal subsidiary label. They hit paydirt with an instrumental titled "Hide Away," which reached No. 5 on the R&B Chart and No. 29 on the Pop Singles Chart.


REGGAE
Campbell, Cornell "I Man A The Stal-A-Watt" LP (VP) 
Cornell Campbell's 'I Man A The Stall-A-Watt' collects 13 tracks on one vinyl LP, highlighting the singer's prominence in the golden era of reggae from the early 70s to early 80s. The title is a boast from the early soundclash era when many of Campbell's tracks, here produced primarily by Bunny Lee, would play first on King Tubby's Home Town Hi-Fi in Jamaica. The songs run the range from clash-ready standards like "Mash You Down" and "The Gorgon" to cultural commentaries like "Jah Jah Me Horn Yah" and "Bandulu" to a lover's masterpiece, "The Investigator," which leads off the set. Stretching into the early 80s, the collection includes two originals that would spawn countless reinterpretations, "Rope In" and "Boxing Around."


SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Arocena, Dayme "Sonocardiogram" LP (Brownswood) 
The new album from Daymé Arocena is a vivid return to her Havana roots. Backed once again by a killer band of fellow Cuban musicians, the visionary singer, composer and songwriter has stripped everything back to the core. Holding sessions in a simple, repurposed artist's studio in Havana, Daymé produced the record herself, taking the reins to make 'Sonocardiogram' her most raw and arresting outing yet. A jazz-tipped record rooted in the rhythms of rumba, she draws on the island's intertwined rituals of family, music and religion. Ringing with echoes of the greats, songs nod to the likes of Tito Puente and La Lupe, inspirations which carry the sound of Cuba's sun-baked, vibrant daily existence.

El Rego "El Rego" [First 100 on Clear Vinyl] LP (Daptone) 
El Rego is a true legend of African Soul Music. Here for the first time on album are 12 of his greatest recordings from the late '60s and early '70s hand-picked by Daptone Records.  


LATIN JAZZ / SOUL / FUNK
Portuondo, Omara "Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo" LP (World Circuit)
Remastered from the original analog master tapes, and available for the first time on vinyl. A collection of 11 beautiful songs from the leading lady of the Buena Vista Social Club, Omara Portuondo, recorded in Havana with a dream backing band. Orchestrated by Demetrio Muñiz, including Rubén González (piano), 'Cachaito' López (bass), 'Guarjio' Mirabal (trumpet), and Jesús 'Aguaje' Ramos (trombone). With special guests Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo and Eliades Ochoa.


WORLD MUSIC
Oumbadougou, Abdallah "Anou Malane" LP (Sahel Sounds) 
Tuareg guitar gets the electronic treatment, with a reissue of the cassette by legendary Nigerien composer Abdallah Oumbadougou. Produced in Benin in 1995, 'Anou Malane' is one of the first studio recordings of Tuareg guitar. The genre, known for minimal folk ballads performed on acoustic guitar, is transformed with a full-on 90s 
swinging groove .

Tinariwen "Amadjar" LP / CD (Anti) 
'Amadjar' means 'the unknown visitor' in the language of Tamashek, the one who seeks hospitality and who's condemned to an inner exile, within a territory or within himself. The story of 'Amadjar,' the ninth Tinariwen album, begins at the end of 2018, at the Taragalte Festival of nomadic cultures in the Moroccan Sahara. After a concert and a sandstorm, Tinariwen hit the road and head for Mauritania, via Southern Morocco, Western Sahara and the Atlantic coast. The destination is important but no more so than the journey itself.

Toure, Ali Farka "Savane" LP (World Circuit) 
'Savane' is the last solo album by the legendary Malian blues pioneer Ali Farka Touré. Recorded in Bamako with his specially assembled down-home ngoni group, 'Savane' is Ali's testament, a powerful reaffirmation of his umbilical link to his Malian musical roots. Acclaimed as his finest album, 'Savane' is both one of the most traditional and seemingly the most blues-drenched of Ali's recordings. The record occupied Ali right into his last weeks, and he finally declared himself satisfied with it shortly before his death in March 2006. It has now been remastered specially for this first time ever vinyl release.

v/a "Alefa Madagascar" LP (Strut) 
Strut continues it's essential compilation series of Indian Ocean sounds with 'Alefa Madagascar,' the first compilation to document the unique culture of salegy, soukous and soul on the island during the '70s and '80s. Mastered by The Carvery and featuring cover artwork by top illustrator Lewis Heriz, 'Alefa Madagascar' was compiled by Réunionese DJs La Basse Tropicale and Percy Yip Tong (Mauritius) and features sleeve notes by influential producer Charles Maurin Poty and Banning Eyre of Afropop Worldwide. Includes digital download.


COMPOSERS / LIBRARY / NEW AGE
Kaynatan, Gokcen "Cehennem" LP (Cacophonic) 
'Cehennem' is the first-ever collection of the highly sought after and largely previously unheard EMS Synthi AKS recordings of Gökçen Kaynatan, one of Turkish pop and rock's best kept secrets. A key figure during the birth of Turkish rock and roll, a founding father of Anatolian rock and the studio brains behind the first Turkish electronic pop records, Kaynatan's influence runs like the lifeblood through Turkish pop and rock.


ELECTRONIC
Four Tet "Anna Painting" 12" (Text) 
"The music on this record was made in collaboration with painter Anna Liber Lewis. Anna and I have known each other almost all our lives. We grew up in London with overlapping social circles and shared early music experiences as teenagers. The collaboration unfolded over several months. We worked in tandem from conversation and correspondence. I made music and Anna responded to it with drawings and paintings, apart from the last track, which I made after having seen her work. It was performed and exhibited at a show called 'Muscle Memory' at the Elephant West gallery in London in early 2019." -- Kieran Hebden

Hoarder "Consumer Regret" 12" (Khemia) 
Hoarder is the latest project in a long line of collaborations between Andy Butler (Hercules and Love Affair) and multi-media artist Joie Iacono. Building a sonic world sourced from organic, electronic, and found sounds, the two have waded neck deep into noise-oriented, darker territories over the past 3 years in the studio, and just the tip of the iceberg is revealed on this first EP with London based Khemia Records.


EXPERIMENTAL
Haino, Keiji /Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi "In the past only geniuses were capable of staging the perfect crime (also known as a revolution) Today anybody can accomplish their aims with the push of a button" 2xLP (Black Truffle) 
For it's 50th release, Black Truffle presents the ninth album from one of the label's core ensembles, the power trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi. Drawn from a November 2015 performance at Tokyo's now-defunct SuperDeluxe, the record's opening piece drops us immediately into the maelstrom, abruptly cutting into an extended episode of Ambarchi's pummeling drums, O'Rourke's fuzzed-out six-string bass, and Haino's roaring guitar and electronics.

Liles, Andrew "Colossus" LP (Dirter Promotions) 
Colossus was initially released as a download project that consisted of 50 tracks all of which were 50 minutes long. It was completed on March 11th, 2019, Andrew Liles's 50th birthday. "Part I" and "II" of the download versions combined are over 41 hours of "music". The "songs" are extreme, simple, complex, mellow, angular, and often surreal adaptations of every single hit from the last 50 years that was at Number One in the UK charts. on Liles's birthday. This LP version is an instrumental, edited, and consolidated collection of all 50 tracks in chronological order cut into 50 second extracts.

Nadja "Desire In Uneasiness" 2xLP (Dirter Promotions) 
Originally released by Crucial Blast in 2008. 'Desire In Uneasiness' is something of an anomaly in Nadja's catalog as it features a live drummer, Jakob Thiesen, and there is no guitar on the album, with both Aiden Baker and Leah Buckareff playing bass, each trading melodic and rhythmic lines. For this first vinyl edition of the album, the tracks were re-mixed and re-mastered for the format, an extended version of "Affective Fields" was created, and Reverend Aitor (who created the original CD art) created brand new artwork for a gatefold vinyl sleeve.

Private Service / Sync Sapro "Split" CS (Somatic) 
New electronic release on Austin's Somatic label.

Throbbing Gristle "D.O.A.: The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle" [Transparent Green Vinyl] LP / CD (Mute) 
Throbbing Gristle "Throbbing Gristle's Greatest Hits" [Transparent Orange Vinyl] LP / CD (Mute) 
Reissues. Each of the vinyl releases includes an exclusive large format 8-page color booklet featuring an abundance of Throbbing Gristle archival material, including some previously-unpublished photos of the band. Each vinyl release is limited to 2,000 copies. 


GOTH
Shakti "Verboden Dromen" LP (Stroom) 
Compilation. The cover art text, translated: "Shakti, a three-man formation around Praga Khan. With this first mini-LP, 'Praga' once more proves his capability to drill into new rhythmic territories. Demonic Forces is a dance record. Western discotheque rhythmics mixed with Eastern influences -- a unique creation that certainly can be called astonishing. The use of original Eastern instruments gives the whole an extra mystik dimension. With the help of some friends amongst whom, amongst others, Naburak Pran, Shakti succeeds in attaining an unparalleled atmosphere without losing sight of the ever so important dance beat. 'Demonic Forces,' a revelation."


SOUNDTRACKS
OST "Chernobyl (Music From the Original TV Series)" Hildur Guonadottir LP (Deutsche Grammophon) Original soundtrack album for the HBO limited series "Chernobyl." The album features selections of the show's original music composed by Hildur Gudnadottir (Joker, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Mary Magdalene, Strong Island). Chernobyl is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin, directed by Johan Renck and stars Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson.

OST "It's a Revolution Mother!" by v/a LP (Modern Harmonic) 
Freaked-out hippies & surly bikers! What happens when someone who sounds like your local newscaster frantically rifling through a slang dictionary narrates a documentary depicting hippie protest, life inside a motorcycle gang, and myriad more sights from the turbulent '60s scene? This does! Tons of campy biker craziness, anti-establishment antics, and one stellar one-liner after the other, all set to a hard rock musical score full of driving guitars. This is the first ever reissue of this platter of stoner strangeness! Original pressings are rarer than a Prius at a biker rally. Pressed on cannabis green vinyl in a replica of the original record jacket. Includes a DVD of the entire freaked out film!

OST "Midsommar" by Bobby Krlic CD (Milan) 
Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight. Soundtrack by Bobby Krlic.


LOCAL
Fire Walk With Me "The Eternal Black Rainbow" LP (Velvet Coffin) 
"FireWalkWithMe is perpetually burning up and rising anew like the Phoenix...every 4-minute soul cleansing song building into a song-cycle that is their debut LP, 'The Eternal Black Rainbow.' The embers burned bright between our toes. Orange ashy. Morphing into a cool pool blue. Then morpha gray ash. Then the embers were again ready to be walked upon. Their heartbeats synchronized. The heart rate rhythms of the performers of the fire walk - and non-performing spectators of the fire walk - zippered together in synchronicity. FireWalkWithMe he gasped... And then in a flash of white and black light, akin to spontaneous combustion, 10 songs later, they were gone from the Earth...traveling the same circle of life and death that we all must shuffle round...and off. The difference here is that FireWalkWithMe isn't afraid of exploring the darkness. In fact, the band seeks a good death mirrored through immortal songs." -- Fire Walk With Me

Longriver "Of Seasons" LP / CD (Hullabaloo Records) 
After circulating tapes during a few years of international touring and cultivating his following in Austin, David Longoria has recorded his debut studio album as Longriver: 'Of Seasons,' a folk-animated meditation on time, death, and whispers of transcendence. 'Of Seasons' is led by Longriver's lyrical, Fahey-styled guitar picking, accompanied by upright bass and ambient organ, piano and cello.

Mean Jolene "Try Harder" LP (Austin Town Hall) 
New album from Austin indie rock power pop outfit.

Zurich by the Japanese "Decoration Food" CS (Digress) 
Home recorded cassette by new local band Zurich by the Japanese.


DVD / BLU RAY
"Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes" DVD (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
'Beyond the Notes' is a revelatory journey behind the scenes of one of the most important labels in the history of jazz, and by extension, that of American Music. Blue Note has been home to groundbreaking legends as well as present-day luminaries. Founded in New York in 1939 by German Jewish refugees, the history of the label goes beyond the landmark recordings, encompassing the pursuit of musical freedom, the conflict between art and commerce and the idea
of music as a transformative and revolutionary force.

"Queen + Bejart: Ballet For Life" DVD 
'Ballet for Life' was a unique collaboration between three cultural brands: Queen, Versace and the visionary choreographer Maurice Bejart, celebrating the life and talents of legendary performers, Freddie Mercury and dancer Jorge Donn, both of whom died of AIDS. Features two programs: the documentary by Lynne Wake and Simon Lupton, and a full 1997 performance of the ballet by the Bejart Ballet of Lausanne. In a limited edition DVD book package. 100% of royalties payable by Eagle Rock Entertainment to Tonleigh Ltd will be donated to The Mercury Phoenix Trust fighting AIDS worldwide.