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Friday, August 23rd

POP/ ROCK
311 "Voyager" LP (BMG) 
The kings of pop reggae are back with their thirteenth studio album 'Voyager.' Fans are describing it as being both a blend of new sounds and familiar grooves.

Cuco "Para Mi" LP (Cuco LLC/Interscope)
'Para Mi' is Cuco's first full body of work, following a successful North American tour with venues being sold out, second dates added, and venues being upgraded. Over 30K tickets sold during his first leg.

David Wax Museum "Line of Light" LP (Nine Mile) 
The duo of David Wax and Suz Slezak, better known as David Wax Museum, return for their first full-length album in 4 years with 'Line Of Light.'  The record was produced by Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket, who takes the band's folk-pop underpinnings and outfits them with serious sonic force. It's a natural progression from 2014's album 'Guesthouse,' and matches the maturation of Wax's lyrical subject matter as well.

Flying Luttenbachers, The "Shattered Dimension" 2xLP (God) 
During The Flying Luttenbachers' prolific initial 1991 to 2007 sprint, the ever-morphing ensemble explored and challenged the parameters of aggression, dissonance, freedom, hyper-structure, and speed across many idioms ranging from hyperactive free jazz/improvisation, blistering no wave/extreme metal noise infused rock, and ambitiously composed brutal prog. 'Shattered Dimension,' their first since 2007, was recorded one afternoon in November 2018 at Seizures Palace (better known as Martin Bisi's legendary B.C. Studios to some) with engineer Jason LaFarge.

Future Islands "In Evening Air" [Color Vinyl] LP (Thrill Jockey) 
'In Evening Air' marks the first full-length release from Future Islands since moving to Baltimore, and also their first full-length release as a focused three piece. However, there's no lack of spirit in this paring down. More so, there's a greater intensity and eye to detail than we have yet witnessed from the group.

Guided By Voices "Heavy Like the World" 7" (GBV Inc) 
"Heavy Like The World" is the subliminally seductive single from the forthcoming Guided By Voices album 'Sweating The Plague.' "Silent Army" is a non-LP b-side. Guided By Voices is an unlikely candidate for the most perfect rock band of all time, while at the same time being a thoughtful reflection on what a rock band is: a fantasy that becomes a fact.

Gunderson, Noah "Lover" CD (Cooking Vinyl) 
Highly acclaimed Seattle singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen's latest album is now available on CD. He keeps doing what he does best: writing personal, cathartic indie folk tunes that are guaranteed to get you in your feels.

Hold Steady, The "Thrashing through the Passion" LP (Frenchkiss) 
Brooklyn indie rockers The Hold Steady are back with their first original full-length release in 5 years. Pitchfork is calling it "as rousing and joyous as their best efforts".

Jay Som "Anak Ko" [180 g Color Vinyl w/ Download] LP/CD/CS (Polyvinyl) 
Melina Duterte, aka Jay Som, is a San Francisco singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Her second full-length album, the anticipated follow-up to her "Best of 2017" debut, is being released on vinyl, CD and cassette through Polyvinyl Records. For fans of Japanese Breakfast, Snail Mail, and Soccer Mommy.

Joyero "Release the Dogs" LP CD (Merge Records) 
Andy Stack has rightfully earned a reputation as a generous collaborator and musical polymath, both as half of the beloved duo Wye Oak and on the road and in the studio with Lambchop, Helado Negro, and EL VY. With his debut solo record as Joyero, Andy puts his own voice front and center. Written and recorded primarily in Marfa, Texas, during a transitional moment between records, cities, and relationships, 'Release the Dogs' occupies its own liminal space between the natural and the man-made, between the structures we create to keep ourselves safe and the terrifying enormity that exists beyond them.

Lala Lala "Sleepyhead" CD (Hardly Art) 
Originally released in October 2016 as a long-since sold-out self-released cassette, Hardly Art is proud to announce that Sleepyhead, the debut full-length from celebrated Chicago band Lala Lala, is now available again. Recorded in a basement over the course of five days during a typically-inhospitable Midwestern winter, 'Sleepyhead' is an auspicious - if, at the time, criminally overlooked - debut effort from the young songwriter Lillie West and her then-lineup of supporting players (Abby Black on drums and Karl Bernasconi on bass).

Lay, Shannon "August" CD (Sub Pop) 
Los Angeles based folk pop artist Shannon Lay's debut on Sub Pop is out on CD just in time for the end of August. Her new album is as fiery as her signature orange hair, and has already been included in "Best of" lists by NPR and Metacritic.

Lightning Bolt "Wonderful Rainbow" [Color Vinyl] LP (Thrill Jockey) 
Reissue. Legendary band Lightning Bolt's 'Wonderful Rainbow' is one of the most quintessential albums to come from the underground in the last 20 years. Included in lists like Pitchfork's '200 top albums of the 2000s' and the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, Lightning Bolt's seminal record solidified their place as pillars of the underground community. 'Wonderful Rainbow' saw the duo of Brian Chippendale (drums/vocals) and Brian Gibson (bass) being compared to the likes of Slayer, Ornette Coleman, and early Boredoms, and captured the bristling, immeasurable energy of their mythical live shows, which continue to astonish audiences today.

Massive Attack "Mezzanine" [2xCD Deluxe Edition] (Virgin)
This iconic electronic album is being reissued once again, this time with extras. The first CD contains the original track listing while the second contains new remixes by dub artist Mad Professor. 

Mountain Goats "Welcome to Passaic" 7" (Merge) 
With the Mountain Goats latest opus 'In League With Dragons' hitting shelves this past spring, John Darnielle & Co are showing no signs of slowing down. Their latest release, though, is a 7-inch with one 'Dragons' cut & one new song to fire fans up as they continue to play to sold out crowds through the U.S this fall. The A-side features the track "Passaic, 1975", a gauzy country-folk-pop gem about Birmingham's native son, Ozzy Osbourne, playing the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey in 1975. The B-side features the official release of the long-talked about (but never before-heard) Mountain Goats tune "Get High and Listen to the Cure" (guess what that song is about).

My Chemical Romance "The Black Parade Is Dead!" LP (Reprise) 
2008 live release. 'The Black Parade Is Dead!' Is MCR's final performance as their onstage characters, the Black Parade. The Black Parade centers around a dying character called The Patient, who reflects on events in his life while he is confronted by Death in the form of his fondest memory, that of his father bringing him to see a marching band. This is based on frontman Gerard Way's belief that death comes to a person in the form of their fondest memory.

Pollard, Robert & Doug Gillard "Speak Kindly Of Your Volunteer Fire Department" LP (GBV Inc)
Reissue of the first album of Robert Pollard's fruitful collaboration with long-time guitarist Doug Gillard (later to be known as Lifeguards). Gillard recorded all the instruments on Tascam 4-track cassette in Cleveland, then sent them via US Postal Service to Pollard who added vocals in a studio in Dayton. Eleven Pollard compositions followed, along with four songs which Pollard wrote and recorded melodies over Gillard-penned instrumentals, starting an unusual songwriting process that Pollard pursued for several years with various long-distance collaborators. 

Pollard, Robert "Kid Marine" LP (GBV Inc) 
'Kid Marine,' the first-ever release of the Fading Captain Series and Robert Pollard's third solo album, features "Far-Out Crops," "Submarine Teams," and the sublime "White Gloves Come Off." Pollard handles all guitar and keyboard duties as well as vocals, joined by GBV's Greg Demos (bass) and Tobin Sprout (piano) and The Breeders' Jim MacPherson (drums), soon to join GBV for 'Do The Collapse.'

Purple Pilgrims "Perfumed Earth" [Lilac vinyl] LP (Flying Nun) 
The critically acclaimed New Zealand dream pop group have released their second full length album via Flying Nun records. Limited edition lilac vinyl available now.

Queen Of Jeans "If you're not afraid, I'm not afraid" LP (TopShelf) 
New album marks a decided turn to more tightly-knit songwriting that emphasizes Queen of Jeans's most alluring strengths. Vocals shine through as the sun through clouds, drenching twangy, western-reminiscent guitar in evocative light, illuminating the album's vast and serene crockpot soundscapes. 'If you're not afraid, I'm not afraid' is an impactful collection of songs that stand for something real; Queen of Jeans' invitation to the listener to embrace their own stories, no matter how scary it may seem.

Rose Dorn "Days You Were Leaving" LP (Bar/None) 
The full-length debut via Bar None records from Los Angeles based fuzz pop trio.

Seratones "Power" [Color Vinyl] LP/CD (New West Records) 
Seratones' aptly named sophomore release 'Power' is described by poet and author Hannif Abdurraquib as "a glorious, swelling album, [a] sonic monument, and precise lyrical tapestry." AJ Haynes bends her gloriously malleable voice seamlessly around the temples of rock, soul and funk. All of them, unfurling in waves of keys, staccato percussion and wailing curves of guitar.

Swift, Taylor "Lover" CD (Republic)
Swifties rejoice: T-Swift's latest album is now available on CD. Her latest album contains features from country queens the Dixie Chicks as well as Brendon Urie from Panic! at the Disco.

Swirlies "Brokedick Car" 7" (Taang) 
Reissue of a 1993 single.

Tropical Fuck Storm "Braindrops" [Color Vinyl] LP/CD (Joyful Noise) 
Austrailian psych punks Tropical Fuck Storm are back with a second album that's as wild as their name. Limited Edition, Numbered, Yellow and Blue Split with Pink and Green Splatter vinyl. For fans of Protomartyr and Preoccupations.

Tullgren, Lina "Free Cell" CD (Captured Tracks) 
Mainly recorded and produced at Brooklyn's Figure 8 Studios, with Ty Ueda later assisting on final tracking at his Mount Misery studio, Lina Tullgren's 'Free Cell' is masterfully confident. Some rock elements like nonlinear song structures and syncopated rhythms bleed over from the debut album Won era on tracks like "110717," but the album offers a wider musical palette than it's predecessor, with lush arrangements utilizing strings, brass and sculpted synths throughout.


EIGHTIES
Bronski Beat "The Age Of Consent" LP+2xCD (London Records) 
London Music present a reissue of Bronski Beat's The Age Of Consent, originally released in 1984. This era-defining, pop classic includes debut single "Small Town Boy", a huge global hit, which continues to resonate with today's LGBT+ generation and remains a dancefloor staple. To celebrate the 35-year anniversary of Bronski Beat's forming, The Age Of Consent has been remastered and expanded. Available on limited edition pink vinyl and deluxe CD/Digital with 20 bonus tracks including demos, remixes, BBC session and unheard material.


HIP HOP
BJ The Chicago Kid "1123" LP (Motown) 
Get ready to "Feel the Vibe". BJ The Chicago Kid is a contemporary soul singer and collaborator with Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Schoolboy Q and many more. His third full-length release is out now via Motown Records.

Tyler The Creator "IGOR" CD/CS (Columbia) 
Igor is the fifth studio album by rapper Tyler, The Creator. Produced entirely by Tyler, the album follows the 2017 release of 'Flower Boy.' It features guest appearances from Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, Solange, Kanye West, and Jerrod Carmichael, along with backing vocals from Santigold, Jessy Wilson, La Roux, CeeLo Green, Charlie Wilson, Slowthai, and Pharrell, among others. Available on CD and pink cassette.


CLASSIC ROCK
John, Elton & Taron Egerton "Rocketman (Music From the Motion Picture)" 2LP (Interscope)
Soundtrack from the recent movie that chronicles Elton John's rise to fame. This soundtrack contains classic Elton John tracks such as "Tiny Dancer", "Crocodile Rock", and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" sung by Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell who play Elton John and Bernie Taupin respectively in the movie. This soundtrack also includes a duet between Taron Egerton and Elton John himself. 


PROG & PSYCH ROCK
Monument "The First Monument" LP (Guerssen) 
Heavy organ and guitar doom-hard rock recorded in London in 1971 by the same guys as who formed hard rock unit Zior. A must for fans of early Black Sabbath or Leafhound. High quality carton cover, 180g vinyl, mastertape sound quality and insert with extensive liner notes by Andy Morten.

Salamander "The Ten Commandments" LP (Guerssen) 
1971 UK album originally released on the Youngblood label. Based on The Ten Commandments but not really Christian rock itself, the album is a nice progressive pop-rock disc showing the influence of Deep Purple and The Moody Blues, with good dose of organ, guitar and brass. Fantastic, limited reissue in a four-way foldout poster-type picture cover, housed in deluxe PVC outer sleeve. 180 gram vinyl, newly remastered sound from master tapes, and insert with liner notes by Andy Morten. First every vinyl reissue.

Savarin, Julian Jay "Waiters on the Dance" LP (Guerssen) 
The second Julian Jay Savarin album, released in 1973 on the short lived Birth label (a Youngblood imprint). Another stunning prog-rock masterpiece, still dominated by Hammond and keyboard/mellotron but with a more hard-rock approach, featuring plenty of killer guitar riffs, powerful but melodic vocals courtesy of Lady Jo Meek (sister of Catapilla's vocalist Anna Meek) and a solid, groovy rhythm section. A legendary album lovingly reissued featuring original artwork, master tape sound, 180g vinyl and detailed liner notes by Andy Morten (Shindig!)


PUNK / HARDCORE
Ceremony "In The Spirit World Now" LP/CD (Relapse) 
Ceremony is a hardcore punk band from Rohnert Park, California, USA. "In The Spirit World Now" is their seventh full-length release via Relapse Records.

Gang Green "Sold Out" 7" (Taang) 
Gang Green "Skate To Hell" 7" (Taang) 
Reissues of their 1984 and 1985 singles, respectively.

Last Rights "Chunks" 7" (Taang) 
This 7" was the only output from Last Rights, Choke's band that was sandwiched between his time in Negative FX and Slapshot. The tracks are two dance floor stompers and have not been available as a 7" officially since its release in 1984.

Negative FX "st" 7" (Taang) 
What became Negative FX, Taang's first LP, was originally slated as a 5 song 7 inch single. These five tracks appear on the LP. This single was first released as part of Various - The First 10 Singles, but also sold separately.

Nightmare "Thirsty and Wander" LP (540 Records) 
Nightmare, the hardcore punks from Osaka, Japan who have been going strong since the 80's, are back with their first new record in 13 years. 'Thirsty and Wander' was released earlier this year on Bloodsucker Records in Japan and is now available in the USA via 540 on pink vinyl.

Redd Kross "Beyond the Door" CD (Merge Records) 
Redd Kross invite you to explore 'Beyond the Door,' an album inspired by the band's "total commitment to having the best time we can have while we're all still here" (what they like to call "the Party"). It's a rock and roll record and a celebration of everything brothers Jeff and Steven McDonald love, from cultures both high and low. Musically, it's guitars, bass, and drums topped with a generous portion of sweet vocal melodies often delivered with an ambiguous edge.

Sheer Mag "A Distant Call" LP (Wilsuns) 
Philadelphia's Sheer Mag return with their sophomore album - an instant classic charged with hard rock, punk rock, and yacht rock influences. They forgot the disco this time around to embrace more of a mid-80s heavy metal sound, which results in Saxon-meets-Fleetwood Mac protest and love songs.


METAL
Beastmaker "Eye of the Storm" LP (Shadow Kingdom) 
Doom metal band from Fresno, California. Their newest EP, pressed on Black inside "piss yellow" vinyl and limited to 800. A and B sides contain the same tracks.

Crobot "Motherbrain" CD (Mascot)
Blending funk, blues, metal and good old-fashioned rock and roll into a howling vortex of Brandon Yeagley's vocals and Chris Bishop's guitar, Crobot have crafted an album of endless good time rock hooks that sound as inspired today as they would have on AOR radio in 1974. Or as Crobot describes it: "Dirty. Groove. Rock."

Elder "The Gold & Silver Sessions" LP (Blues Funeral Recordings) 
Massachusetts doom metal outfit Elder is back with more psychedelic rock and prog influenced jams on their inaugural release for the PostWax series, 'The Gold & Silver Sessions'. A must-have for fans of Sleep, All Them Witches, and Dead Meadow.

Mylingar"Döda Själar" LP (20 Buck Spin) 
Savagery in musical form takes a further step toward total sonic annihilation with 'Döda Själar,' the culmination of a bestial trilogy from the eccentric intensity called Mylingar. A tempest of whirlwind-blackened death metal barbarity and animalistic filth, this album is unrelenting in it's intent to rend flesh from bone and inflict torment.

Panic "Rotten Church' LP (WYLN) 
Reissue of the 1987 by the now defunct Brazilian thrash metal band.

Sacred Reich "Awakening" CD (Metal Blade) 
The first original full-length release from this classic Phoenix thrash metal band since 1996.

Valhalla "s/t" [Red vinyl] LP (WYLN) 
Valhalla shreds on their 1984 self-titled debut, delivering heavy riffs and powerful solos supported by the commanding vocals of David Fefolt (also of Hawk). Now back in print featuring 5 additional tracks that have never been pressed to record and a trove of unseen photographs. Pressed on red vinyl. Does not include digital download


JAZZ
Brown, Clifford and Max Roach "Brown and Roach Incorporated" LP (Down at Dawn) 
Recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles in August 1954, this is the first Emarcy recording of the legendary Brown & Roach Quintet featuring the great Harold Land on tenor sax, Richie Powell on piano, and George Morrow on bass. Under the direction of two modern jazz masters such as trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach the quintet shines through a fine set of classic standards, including "Stompin' at the Savoy", Cole Porter's "I Get a Kick Out Of You", and a couple of Brown-Roach originals.

Charles, Teddy, Idrees Sulieman, John Jenkins and Mal Waldron "Coolin'" LP (Down at Dawn) An obscure and excellent 1957 session produced by master Rudy Van Gelder and originally released on Prestige Records. A tight sextet with a distinctive sound run by vibraphonist Teddy Charles, featuring great pianist Mal Waldron and some fine and often underrated musicians, such as Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, John Jenkins on alto saxophone, Addison Farmer on bass, and Jerry Segal on drums. The album consists of one standard and five originals, all based on complex melodies and hard swinging rhythms.

Fitzgerald, Ella "Sings The Cole Porter Songbook" LP (Verve) 
Reissue. Nothing less than one of the great vocal jazz albums, this Grammy-winning 1956 collection showcased a large orchestra arranged by Buddy Bregman and famous versions of 'Miss Otis Regrets,' 'I Get A Kick Out Of You,' 'Every Time We Say Goodbye,' 'Night And And Day,' 'Love For Sale' and 'I've Got You Under My Skin.'

Gillespie, Dizzy "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac" LP (Impulse) 
Reissue. A strangely popular album for Dizzy Gillespie, 'Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac' represents a period in his career where he was adapting to the times, keeping his goof factor on board, and individually playing as well as he ever had. This club date, recorded over two days circa May of 1967 from The Memory Lane in Los Angeles, has Gillespie with soon to be longtime partners James Moody and Mike Longo, joking and jiving with their audience, presenting a relatively short program of modified pop tunes and one of the trumpeter's most revered compositions.

Haynes, Roy Quartet "Out of the Afternoon" LP (Impulse) 
Reissue. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in May 1962, this classic quartet album features Roland Kirk on saxophones and several famous Haynes drum solos, most notably on his own composition "Snap Crackle."

Mingus, Charles "Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus" LP (Impulse)
Reissue. Mingus's second Impulse! Album, released in 1963, was another large-ensemble masterpiece featuring two of the bassist/bandleader's greatest compositions - "Celia" and "Better Get Hit In Yo' Soul" - plus a famous version of Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo."

Mingus, Charles "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady" LP (Impulse) 
Reissue. There's nothing else in jazz quite like this collection recorded - astonishingly - in just one session on 20th January 1963. With liner notes written by Mingus's psychotherapist, the album uses ornate ensemble orchestration to produce a sound somewhere between jazz and folk.

Rollins, Sonny "Sonny Rollins On Impulse!" LP (Impluse) 
Reissue of the saxophone colossus' debut on Impulse! Records featuring pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Walter Booker and drummer Mickey Roker. Pressed on 180g black vinyl at United Pressing, and mastered from the original tapes recorded at Rudy Van Gelder studio, 'On Impulse!' is being faithfully reissued with all the original artwork and liner note content, including an essay by legendary jazz writer Nat Hentoff.

Shepp, Archie "Fire Music" LP (Impulse) 
The tenor firebrand and avant-garde hero's second Impulse! Album, released in 1965, was an ensemble masterpiece featuring an original tune dedicated to Malcolm X ("Malcom, Malcolm Semper Malcolm") plus unique takes on Antonio Carlos Jobim ("The Girl From Ipanema") and Duke Ellington ("Prelude To A Kiss").


COUNTRY
Harris, Emmylou "Cimarron" LP (Warner Bros.)
Harris, Emmylou "Evangeline" LP (Warner Bros.) 
Harris, Emmylou "Last Date" LP (Warner Bros.) 
Harris, Emmylou "Roses In The Snow" LP (Warner Bros.)
Harris, Emmylou "White Shoes" LP (Warner Bros.)
Official reissues of Harris' first five solo albums of the 1980's.

Jennings, Waylon "Greatest Hits" LP (Legacy) 
'Greatest Hits' is a compilation album by country music legend Waylon Jennings, originally released in 1979. The LP documents Jennings' outlaw country years for RCA and includes sev'eral of his most well-known signature songs, the most recent of which had been the title track of I've Always Been Crazy,' released the year before. Not counting the Mackintosh & T.J. soundtrack album and the 'White Mansions' concept album, 'Greatest Hits' became Jennings' eighth consecutive release to reach #1 on the charts.

Jennings, Waylon, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, & Tompall Glaser "Wanted! The Outlaws" LP (Legacy) 'Wanted! The Outlaws' is a compilation album by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser, originally released by RCA Records in 1976. The album consists entirely of previously released material. Released to capitalize on the new outlaw country movement, 'Wanted! The Outlaws' earned it's place in music history by becoming the first country album to be platinum-certified, reaching sales of one million. The album quickly reached #1 on the country charts and peaked at #10 on the pop charts.

Midland "Let It Roll" [Seaglass vinyl] 2xLP/CD (Big Machine) 
The Texas country trio, who have been described as "a walking-talking-joking-singing embodiment of Bob Seger's 'Turn the Page,'" are back with their second full-length album. Their approach is a 70's meets 90's version of country, and has so far been met with nearly universal acclaim.

Nelson, Willie "Red Headed Stranger" LP (Legacy) 
'Red Headed Stranger' is the eighteenth studio album by outlaw country singer Willie Nelson and was originally released in 1975. After the wide success of his recordings with Atlantic Records, Nelson signed a contract with Columbia Records, a label that gave him total creative control over his works. A concept album, 'Red Headed Stranger' is about a fugitive on the run from the law after killing his wife and her lover. The content consists of songs with brief poetic lyrics and arrangements of older material such as Fred Rose's "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain", Wolfe Gilbert's "Down Yonder" and Juventino Rosas' "O'er the Waves".

Parton, Dolly "Jolene" LP (Legacy) 
'Jolene' is the thirteenth solo studio album by Dolly Parton. It was released on February 4, 1974. The title track, "Jolene", tells the tale of a housewife confronting a beautiful seductress who she believes is having an affair with her husband. It became Parton's second solo number-one country single; it also was a moderate pop hit for her, and also did well in the United Kingdom.

Tucker, Tanya "While I'm Livin'" CD (Fantasy Records) 
Tanya Tucker's first album of all-new songs in 17 years signals the return of a true icon of country music. Co-producers Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings ensured that this momentous occasion was treated right. The covers and originals here link together to paint a sort of musical portrait of Tucker, her travels and her career.


FOLK
Guthrie, Arlo "Alice's Restaurant: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack" (50th Anniversary Edition) 2xLP/CD (Omnivore) The soundtrack from the film featured a new recording of "Alice's Restaurant Massacree," as well other songs and music cues from the movie. That soundtrack was expanded on CD in 1998 with even more material. This new version contains all of the material from the 1969 and 1998 editions (while retaining the 1969 sequence), but also adds a previously unissued, live, 24-minute version of "Alice's Restaurant: Multi-Color Rainbow Roach Affair" from 1968. That's 12 tracks making their vinyl debut! Packaging contains photos, images from the film, and liner notes by writer, Lee Zimmerman (author of Americana Music: Voices, Visionaries & Pioneers Of An Honest Sound), and features a new interview with Arlo.


SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Brainstory "Breathe" b/w "Sorry" 7" (Big Crown Records) 
Latest 7" from the trio composed of the two brothers Kevin Martin, Tony Martin and drummer Eric Hagstrom.

Ghost Funk Orchestra "A Song For Paul" [Gold vinyl] LP/CD (Colemine) 
Ghost Funk Orchestra are a mystery, plain and simple, with dirty, soulful production, reverbed and fuzzed out guitars, and mysterious vocals that feel like a lost score to a Quentin Tarantino film. The brainchild of one-man producer/musician/arranger Seth Applebaum, GFO is forging new territory and blurring the line between soul and psychedelic music. 

House Guests "My Mind Set Me Free: The House Guests Meet The Complete Strangers & Bootsy, Phelps & Gary" LP (Shake It)  A slab of Cincinnati hard funk slammers - most reissued (legally) for the first time. Post-JB's / Pre-P-funk outfits headed up by brothers Catfish & Bootsy Collins, along with a Cincinnati who-who's of top club players who could turn it out night after night in places like The Psychedelic Grave or The Round Up Club (which featured a caged bear in the club!) This selection, hand picked by Bootsy, highlights that youthful output, released under various names as the House Guests, The Complete Strangers & Bootsy, Phelps & Gary. The monikers may have changed but what never did was them bringing it to the stage every night & leaving the club devastated. All tracks remastered from the original master tapes.

Howard, Barbara "I Don't Want Your Love" [Pink vinyl] 7" (Colemine) 
After reissuing Howard's stellar album 'On The Rise', we present "I Don't Want Your Love", the only track they produced that was not featured on the LP. We're proud to get this deep funk banger back into the world at large!

Randolph, Robert and the Family Band "Brighter Days" [Limited Purple Vinyl] LP/CD (Provogue)
'Brighter Days,' the follow-up to the Grammy-nominated 'Got Soul' album, may be Robert Randolph and the Family Band's best, most diverse album yet. Rooted in gospel and blues, and branching into rock and soul, it is the sound of a veteran artist sure of himself and confident enough to spread his wings. The album was produced by Dave Cobb, known for his acclaimed and award-winning production of albums by Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, and the' A Star Is Born' soundtrack.

Shorts, Doug "Get With The Program b/w Heads Or Tails" 7" (Daptone) 
Just in time for your late summer soirées, Doug "Master Plan" Shorts offers up another pair of modern soul movers guaranteed to tear up the club and backyard boogie-downs alike.

Synthia "Tonight You Might b/w Dissolve" 7" (Big Crown Records) 
Big Crown is proud to present their first foray into the exciting and moving world of Boogie Synth-Pop with a Big Crown super group of sorts, aptly named Synthia. Side A, "Tonight You Might", finds Lady Wray on vocals while production is handled by Leon & Homer. As promising as the song starts, Nicole's entrance on vocals guarantees that you've just put the needle to a Certified Banger. Side B, "Dissolve" is an instrumental designed for peak hour dance floor play. With swinging flutes and sexy sax provided by El Michels himself, and drumming programmed by the best actual drummer in the land, Homer Steinweiss, Dissolve is just a good ol' time from start to finish.


WORLD MUSIC
Buarque, Chico "Construcao" LP (Phillips) 
The boss of bossanova Chico Buarque is back on wax. This critically aclaimed Musica Popular Brasileira classic has finally been reissued in 2018 by Phillips in Brazil. This edition is on 180g heavyweight vinyl.

Falcao, Fernando "Barracas Barrocas" LP (Selva Discos) 
Reissue, originally released through Egberto Gismonti's cult record label Carmo in 1987. The follow-up to 'Memória das Águas' was recorded in São Paulo after Fernando Falcão returned from his exile in France in 1984. Lush strings, swelling brass, glowing production, and humming atmospheres fill the record, adding a beautiful yet subtly linked counterpoint to his previously explosive debut.

Falcao, Fernando "Memoria das Aguas" LP (Selva Discos) 
Reissue, originally recorded in 1979 in Paris but only released independently in Brazil in 1981. 'Memória das Águas' comes complete with genre-hopping explorations that swirl around ambient soundscapes, lively jazz, experimental-leanings, Afro-rhythms, and a unique blend of Latin grooves and French pop with a Brazilian accent. Falcão's father-in-law, the artist François-Xavier Lalanne, guided him in the process of inventing sound sculptures such as the balauê -- a horizontal version of the berimbau string instrument whose sound was influenced by a water stream. Much of this exploration and experimentation resulted in this album. Remastered from the original master tapes; Includes liner notes.

Veloso, Caetano "Transa" LP (Phillips) 
This record was cut in 1972, shortly after Veloso's return from political exile in England. Now reissued on vinyl.


COMPOSERS / LIBRARY MUSIC / NEW AGE
Brouk, Joanna "The Space Between" LP (Numero Group) 
Joanna Brouk was a composer who wrote scores with geometric shapes, a poet who became a pioneer of early electronic music. Joanna Brouk's little-known body of work exists at the nexus between ambient, new age, drone, and classical minimalism - stark in its simplicity, lush in its expanse.

Sakamoto, Ryuichi & Taylor Deupree "Live in London" LP (Thirtythree Thirtythree) 
Trailblazing Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is joined by revered electronic musician Taylor Deupree on this live recording, documenting their collaboration at St John-at-Hackney Church in 2014, part of ThirtyThree ThirtyThree's flagship concert series St John Sessions. The two musicians develop a kinetic understanding over the recording, entering a sparse musical dialogue - flourishes of prepared piano give way to bursts of noise and sculpted synths.

Svirsky, Leo "River Without Banks" LP (Unseen Worlds) 
Dedicated to his first piano teacher Irena Orlov, 'River Without Banks' is a mesmerizing, emotional collection of pieces that are simultaneously complex and fluid. Arranged for two pianos with accompaniment from strings, trumpet, and electronics, this is Svirsky's first piece to approach the history of the piano and the possibilities of the recording studio, and his deepest dive yet into exploring the instability of listening and it's transformation of musical semantics and affect.


ELECTRONIC
Flame 2 [The Bug & Burial] "Dive/Rain" 12" (Pressure) 
Following last year's ridiculously in-demand 'Flame 1', The Bug and Burial return as 'Flame 2', on The Bug's Pressure imprint. If you see this in stock, don't hang about, there's only so many to go around.

Fret "Salford Priors + Version" 12" (Black Opal) 
Legendary artist Mick Harris offers a five-track EP of tar-black, bass heavy sonic violence: five reworks of "Salford Priors", one of the heaviest tracks from his return-to-form album 'Over Depth.' The EP begins with an apocalyptic, dubbed-out violent rework by the man himself. Julien Caraz eschews his usual frenetic tempos for a solid 130BPM, a sleek techno destroyer as Monster X. Derek Szeto provides a hard electro assault for the Stormfield remix. Fausten, the twisted collaboration between Monster X and Stormfield, deliver a powerful remix.

Lusine "Retrace" 10" (Ghostly International) 
Texan Jeff McIlwain, aka L'uisne, produces ambient/experimental techno that is reminiscent of the era of classic early-'90s British techno. His sound is very melodic though usually highly abrasive as well. His newest 10" is limited to 300 units worldwide. Vinyl is protected in a white paper dust sleeve which is then inserted into a white jacket with an embossed Ghostly logo.


EXPERIMENTAL
Hide "Hell Is Here" [Color vinyl] LP (DAIS Records) 
Hide's second full length album on Dais sees the band's evolution pushed even further. The tone is sick and heavy. Using their previously established blueprint of complex drum programming, stomach churning sub bass and aggressive expressive vocals, Hide poke and prod at the perception of musical context, and remind the listener that feelings of anxiety, pain, and discomfort are equally as important as those of resolution.


SOUNDTRACKS
OST "Date Bait" by Nicholas Carras LP (Modern Harmonic) 
A jazz & rock rumble! Nicholas Carras' powerhouse score for this angst-filled flick is a tapestry of sounds from fast, jazzy pieces, dark and suspenseful moments, breezy traveling music, and the optimistic ending. The soundtrack also features the earworm of a title cut that will have you "pappa do do wah-ing" along. Included here is a zine-style insert and a DVD of the outrageous original film, with a special Modern Harmonic edit made to sync with your LP! Another specimen from the glorious power triad of Modern Harmonic, Something Weird Video, and the Nicholas Carras estate.

OST "High School Caesar" by Nicholas Carras LP (Modern Harmonic) 
Bongo jazz stylings and reprehensible ruffians! The true starring role in High School Caesar is the dark and tense compositions, and wild, bongo-driven percussion of the Nicholas Carras score. Another specimen from the glorious power triad of Modern Harmonic, Something Weird Video, and the Nicholas Carras estate. This deluxe package includes a zine-style insert and a DVD of the outrageous original film, with a special Modern Harmonic edit made to sync with your LP!

OST "Native Son" by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein LP (Milan) 
The soundtrack for A24's modern rendition of the classic Richard Wright novel is finally available on vinyl. Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein bring the novel into the 21st century with their ambient score.

OST "Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" by v/a CD (Sony)
Tarantino's latest film is a whirlwind of 60's Hollywood action and this soundtrack is the perfect accompaniment. This soundtrack includes both songs made for the film and rock n' roll classics from bands such as Deep Purple, Vanilla Fudge, and Bob Seger.

OST "Shark Rosso Nell'oceano (aka Devil Fish)" by Fabio Frizzi LP (Beat) 
A breaking release - co-produced with Ribot, long-time publishling company of Fabio Frizzi - of the score for 'Shark Rosso Nell'oceano' (aka Devil Fish), another chapter in the DDJ series in which Beat Records continues releasing scores of a more potent and dynamic flavor. Directed by Lamberto Bava in 1984, 'Shark Rosso Nell'oceano' marks one of two collaborations between the director and musician (the other being 'Blastfighter,' released the same year). It's an aquatic monster movie, a spin-off of the most popular adventure/horror movies from the other side of the ocean, dedicated to the ancestral fight between man and shark, the latter portrayed in a more horrific and evolved, almost alien, shape.


DVD / BLU RAY
Weird Science [BluRay] (Arrow Video) 
The beloved 1985 cult classic has been restored for the second time on Blu-Ray by Arrow Video. This edition was restored from a 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative and includes two versions: the 94 minute theatrical version and and a 97 minute extended version. Extras include the made-for-TV edit of the film and comparison of the edited scenes, interviews with casting, actors, editors, special effects artists, 3 image galleries featuring the film's 133-page shooting script, 119 production, publicity, and behind-the-scenes stills, 22 images of posters, soundtracks, and home video artwork, a 44-page insert booklet featuring cast and crew information, and lots more.

Friday, August 16th

POP/ ROCK
Ascent Of Everest, The "Is Not Defeated" LP (Hammock Music) 
'Is Not Defeated' is an album from a tight-knit community of musicians who assembled, lived together, and wrote music together in non-traditional ways. it's an album of intricate compositions and sincere passion, culminating in a cathartic zenith.

Black, Frank "s/t" LP (4AD) 
Recording his debut album during the hiatus and breakup of the Pixies in late-1992, front-man Black Francis inverted his stage persona for his solo work. Co-produced with Eric Drew-Feldman (Captain Beefheart / Pere Ubu), Frank let his inner rock historian loose on 'Frank Black', channeling greats like Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, The Beach Boys & David Bowie in a thrilling way that felt like a natural next step on from 'Trompe Le Monde' (the last Pixies album before they reconvened two decades later).

Black, Frank "Teenager Of The Year" LP (4AD) 
Frank Black's 'Teenager Of The Year' came out in May 1994, just over a year after his self-titled debut solo album. In as rich a songwriting vein as he was when in The Pixies, 'Teenager Of The Year' is now widely regarded as the defining statement of his solo career. Among the plaudits thrown it's way was Pitchfork ranking it in their Top 100 Albums of the 90s, saying "beneath it's veneer lie moments brilliant enough to rival any of the Pixies' 1990s work, and Black's greatest lyrical achievements."

Blanck Mass "Animated Violence Mild" Green Vinyl / CD (Sacred Bones Records) 
"'...Animated Violence Mild' was written throughout 2018, at Blanck Mass' studio outside of Edinburgh. These eight tracks are the diary of a year of work steeped in honing craft, self-discovery, and grief - the latter of which reared it's head at the final hurdle of producing this record and created a whole separate narrative: grief, both for what I have lost personally, but also in a global sense, for what we as a species have lost and handed over to our blood-sucking counterpart, consumerism, only to be ravaged by it..." -- Benjamin John Power

Bush Tetras "There Is A Hum b/w Seven Years" 7" (Third Man Records) 
Bush Tetras formed in 1979 out of NYC's No Wave/Post Punk/Art Funk/Dance Junk scene. The band's debut release 'Too Many Creeps' on the legendary 99 Records is one of that scene's defining moments, capturing perfectly the vibe of that very particular moment in NYC. After splitting in 1983, original members Cynthia Sley, Dee Pop, and Pat Place reformed, now joined by Val Opielski taking over bass duties for the late Laura Kennedy. This single is the most recent of their new recordings.

Coughy "Ocean Hug" LP (Secretly Canadian) 
New project by Julian Fader (Ava Luna) and Andy Molholt (Laser Background, Speedy Ortiz).

Explosions in the Sky "How Strange, Innocence (Anniversary Edition)" Blue 2LP (Temporary Residence) Anniversary vinyl edition of the band's first studio album, a legendary rare document originally released as a CD-R in an edition of 300 copies and later re-released as a limited vinyl LP (also in an edition of 300).

Explosions in the Sky "'The Rescue" Orange LP (Temporary Residence ) 
'The Rescue' is commonly referred to as Explosions In The Sky's "secret album," mostly due to the fact that since its initial limited mail-order only CD release in 2005, it has never been made commercially available on any format, in any store, anywhere in the world.

GA-20 "Naggin' On My Mind" Blue 7" (Secretly Canadian) 
Debut single from Boston's GA-20. Traditional blues band playing 50's & 60's heavy blues music comprised of Matthew Stubbs (Charlie Musselwhite band) and Pat Faherty. Their debut single "Naggin' On My Mind" features blues legend Charlie Musselwhite and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars) setting the tone for a promising debut LP in 2019.

Grande, Ariana "thank u, next" [Import] LP (Universal) 
Import 2 x LP pressing on black vinyl of her latest album, released earlier this year.

Hackman, Marika "Any Human Friend" LP (Sub Pop) 
Vinyl now available! New album from rock provocateur Marika Hackman.

Iron & Wine "Live At Third Man" LP (Third Man Records) 
Iron & Wine performed and recorded an absolutely captivating live set of songs in the Blue Room venue at Third Man Records in Nashville. Armed with spartan set-up of a guitar, microphone and his minimal backing band in front of a sold-out audience, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam ambled through his discography, on touchstones like "Naked As We Came" from classic album 'Our Endless Numbered Days', "The Trapeze Swinger" from 'Around the Well' and "Winter Prayers" from 'Ghost on Ghost'. It was a heartfelt experience without sacrificing any charm, personality or gestalt crowd connection.

Jonas Brothers "Happiness Begins" 2LP LP (Republic) 
'Happiness Begins' is the fifth studio album by the Jonas Brothers, released on June 7, 2019. It is their first album since 2013's Live, and first studio album since 2009's Lines, Vines and Trying Times.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Infest The Rats' Nest" Indie Red/Black LP /  Picture Disc LP (ATO)  The planet is in trouble. Dire trouble. But fear not: Melbourne seven-piece King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return to save us all, this time armed only with blast beats, an arsenal of well-oiled guitars that are locked and loaded, and a desire to melt faces clean off. Their fifteenth studio album, 'Infest The Rats' Nest', out Aug 16th, is by far The Gizz's hardest and heaviest album to date. How metal is it? Very Metal. Maybe even more.

Murder Capital, The "When I Have Fears" Color Vinyl LP / CD (Human Seasons) 
An exercise in both darkness and light, 'When I Have Fears' only serves to highlight the early ambition in The Murder Capital's sound. Produced by Flood (PJ Harvey, New Order, Foals), from the post-rock build and breakdowns of the two-part "Slowdance," to the tender, bruised confessional of "On Twisted Ground" and industrial pulse of closer "Love, Love, Love," there's a consistent intensity throughout that marks out The Murder Capital as a band arriving fully formed on their debut album.
Murder Capital, The "When I Have Fears"  (Human Seasons) vinyl

Palmistry "Afterlife" LP (Mixpak) 
Palmistry is the project of London-based vocalist, songwriter and producer Benjy Keating, known for his stripped back pop and forward thinking production. His second album 'Afterlife' was written in a heatsick haze in Athens, Greece and the Mixpak Studios in Brooklyn, NY, and further pushes his knack for intimate and heartfelt earworms that grapple with disconnection, devotion and the emotions in between.

Penny and Sparrow "Finch" LP (I Love You) 
New album album finds the band reckoning with a prolonged period of intense personal transformation, a profound awakening that altered their perceptions of masculinity, sex, religion, divorce, friendship, vanity, purpose, and, perhaps most importantly, self. Deeply vulnerable and boldly cinematic, the resulting songs blur the lines between indie-folk and alt-pop, with dense string arrangements and atmospheric production underpinning soaring melodies and airtight harmonies.

Ride "This Is Not A Safe Place" Color Vinyl LP (Wichita Recordings) 
Ride return with the 6th studio album of their career and their second since reforming in 2015 and signing to Wichita. As with their previous album, the highly acclaimed Weather Diaries, Erol Alkan was in the producers chair, whilst career-long collaborator Alan Moulder (with Caesar Edmunds) mixed the album. The album's title was inspired by one of the hobo code symbols once used by those who traveled the railroads of the US, and then found in the early artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The phrase clearly resonates with the current state of the world politically and environmentally.

Sharpe, Edward & The Magnetic Zeros "Up From Below" [10th Anniversary] 2xLP (Vagrant) 
Now in on vinyl.

Shook, Abram "The Neon Machine" Neon Pink vinyl LP / CD (Secretly Canadian) 
'The Neon Machine', the fourth album from Austin musician Abram Shook, is a dystopian dance party and everyone's invited. Juxtaposed against 2017's sepia-tinged, quietly reflective 'Love at Low Speed', the new record's mix of irresistible beats and slyly humorous lyrics might seem like a 180 at first glance: a giddy, knowing soundtrack to the end of the world. Those familiar with Shook's previous work, however, understand that he has always explored his own brand of off-kilter funk, from the soulful swagger of his debut album's standout single "Coastal' through Low Speed's Prince-inspired "Lies'.

Shura "forevher" Opaque Blue vinyl LP / CD (Secretly Canadian) 
'Forevher' is a record born from a budding romance, covering everything from the initial pull of desire to the giddy joy of finally being together, to recognizing the moment when the connection develops from lust into something scarily meaningful. Here is a classic London-to-NYC love story, but one told through the filter of dating apps and Skype chats. Whilst how to live - and love - as a queer woman has always been integral to Shura, it's remarkable to hear these stories twisted through such an amalgam of influences: Joni Mitchell and Minnie Riperton, Bon Iver and Frank Ocean, Prince and Ariel Pink. Through these inspirations, Shura's own modern, outlier perspective found a newer, more daring approach to sound and song.

Sleater-Kinney "The Center Won't Hold" Deluxe LP + 7", LP, CD, CS (Mom+Pop) 
After twenty-five years of legendary collaboration, rock 'n' roll giants Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss rise to meet the moment by digging deeper and sounding bigger than we've heard them yet. Here are intimate battle cries. Here are shattered songs for the shattered survivors. "'The Center Won't Hold' drops you into the world of catastrophe that touches on the election," says guitarist/vocalist Tucker of the title track. "We're not taking it easy on the audience. That song is meant to be really heavy and dark. And almost like a mission statement, at the end of that song, it's like we're finding our way out of that space by becoming a rock band."

Thrice "Beggars" [10th Anniversary] Color Vinyl LP + 7" (Vagrant) 
Thrice celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their classic 'Beggars' on striped colored vinyl and includes a bonus 7" with two rare b-side tracks, "Red Telephone" and "Answered," never before available on vinyl.

Wainwright, Rufus "Vibrate: The Best Of" LP (DGC) 
Greatest hits album by American-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, originally released in 2014. Includes tracks taken from six of Wainwright's studio releases, including his self-titled debut album (1998), Poses (2001), Want One (2003), Want Two (2004), Release the Stars (2007) and Out of the Game (2012), plus soundtrack contributions and one previously unreleased track ("Me and Liza").

Yorke, Thom "Not the News RMX EP" 12" (XL Recordings) 
New EP featuring remixes of his ANIMA track "Not the News." The four-song collection, titled Not the News Rmx, includes versions of the track by Mark Pritchard, Equiknoxx and Clark, as well as an "Extendo Mix." The Equiknoxx, an ambient rendition of the track, also features Time Cow & Gavsborg. "Extendo Mix" is Yorke's own fresh variation on "Not the News." SUPER LIMITED!!!

Zero 7 "When It Falls" [Reissue] LP (New State Entertainment) 
Vinyl LP pressing of Zero 7's second album 'When It Falls' from 2004. Zero 7 were formed in 1997 by producers Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. In 2001 their debut album 'Simple Things' was released selling over a million copies to date and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.


CLASSIC ROCK
McCartney, Paul and Wings "Wings Over America" 3LP LP (Capitol) 
Originally released in 1976, this is a document of one the most sophisticated and dazzling rock shows of the 1970s or any decade. 2019 UK Limited 'Online Exclusive' Edition 28-track remastered triple LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Red, Green & Blue Vinyl.

Zappa, Frank and the Mothers of Invention "Live In London '68" LP (Keyhole) 
Performed on BBC TV's Late Night Line-Up on October 23rd, 1968 (towards the close of the Mothers' rapturously received second European tour), this superb set finds the band -- Frank Zappa, Roy Estrada, Jimmy Carl Black, Art Tripp, Ian Underwood, Don Preston, Bunk Gardner, and Ian Sherwood -- on typically adventurous, iconoclastic form. The entire BBC-TV broadcast is presented here, digitally remastered, together with background notes and images.

ZZ Top "Goin 50" 3CD (Warner Bros)
Packed with enough hits to fill a roadhouse jukebox, Goin' 50 spans the band's entire musical career, from its 1969 debut and it's multi-platinum zenith during the '80s to it's most-recent releases. This retrospective includes an array of tracks from each of the 15 studio albums that guitarist Billy Gibbons, drummer Frank Beard and bassist Dusty Hill have recorded since 1970. Two bonus tracks, "Salt Lick" and "Miller's Farm" - a single and b-side respectively - were recorded in 1969 by the original incarnation of ZZ Top.


PROG & PSYCH ROCK
Baillargeon, Paul and Dean Morgan "Viens, Mon Amour" LP (Tresor National) 
Between 1968 and 1974, Quebec was exposed to unabashed exploitation cinema. Erotic and taboo, the B-movies took on the name of "films de fesses" (titty films) or "maple syrup porn". The genre produced some of the most delectable and collectible soundtracks at the time, and "Viens, mon amour" easily stands out as one of the sexiest example ever recorded in La Belle Province. Original pressings are scarce and have been highly sought-after for decades by collectors from around the world. This remastered reissue highlights every sensual, psychedelic and funky side, where rare grooves mix with delicate pop songs and Moog-infused, fuzz-driven titles with hard-hitting brass. A true gem for cinephiles, DJs and all diggers of exotic sounds... with a distinctive Québécois feel.

Buckley, Tim "The Album Collection 1966-1972" 7xLP (Elektra) 
This is a collection of Tim Buckley's first seven studio albums, which were recently remastered in 2017. The collection contains the following albums: Tim Buckley (1966), Goodbye and Hello (1967), Happy Sad (1969), Blue Afternoon (1969), Lorca (1970), Starsailor (1970), Greetings from L.A. (1972).

v/a "Beautiful Freaks - Waving Our Flag High, Wave On, Wave On: Music from the Original Counter Culture" LP (Republic of Music) 
From the team that put together the acclaimed 'Running the Voodoo Down' sets comes a carefully assembled celebration of the counter culture - from Allen Ginsburg and The Grateful Dead to Brigitte Fontaine, Gong and Witthuster & Westrupp. A compilation for the heads, not a playlist.


METAL
Behemoth "I Loved You at Your Darkest" LP (Metal Blade) 
New album is "A crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema!"

Body, The / Uniform "Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back" LP (Secretly Canadian) 
On the heels of their monolithic collaborative LP 'Mental Wounds Not Healing', the collaboration between industrial-noise post-everything bands Uniform & The Body returns with a second entry. Comprised of an amalgam of abrasive influence that spans Swans-y dirge and purge, Whitehouse's clenched-jaw noise, middle-period Ministry's penchant for metallic post-industrial everything, New Order's nose for melodic emotionality, and Juicy J-inspired beats, Uniform & The Body's approach delves deeper down the rabbit hole than before, igniting a sonic world of terror and bliss poised to grip the throats of fans yet again.

Devourment "Obscene Majesty" LP / CD (Relapse) 
After 6 long-awaited years, Devourment return to form, embodying brutality with their ferocious new album, 'Obscene Majesty'. For this album, they reunited with producer D. Braxton Henry, who played in the band on their infamous track "Babykiller" and helped craft the band's sound on their first three albums. The pioneers of brutal death metal have sharpened their blades once again, and are unleashing some of the most disgustingly heavy slam ever.

Killswitch Engage "Atonement" CD (Metal Blade) 
Eighth album from Grammy-nominated and Gold-selling hard rock heavyweights. The band recorded the bulk of the material separately on both coasts. However, in the middle of the process, a polyp developed scar tissue in vocalist Jesse Leach's throat, forcing him to undergo surgery. The intense three-month recovery ended with speech therapy, vocal therapy, and scream therapy. The band ultimately emerged with an album that is further evidence of their undeniable legacy as one of the most enduring metal bands of the last two decades and beyond.


JAZZ
Kent, Stacey "Close Your Eyes" LP (Pure Pleasure) 
Stacey Kent grew up in New York, exposed to the music of Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, and the jazz masters of the Swing Era. Before she thought of adopting a singing career, she had come to love the repertoire of American popular song, much of which had been established decades before she was born. And it shows in every note she sings. Swing, elegant variation, impeccable pitch and diction - these are all the stock in-trade of an accomplished jazz singer, and to combine them all is an achievement in itself. What makes Stacey Kent so remarkable is her "sound". The voice itself is an impressive instrument, in pitch and timbre coming closer to Mildred Bailey than to her acknowledged idols, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

Massey, Cal "Blues to Coltrane" LP (Pure Pleasure) 
Reissue of the sole album by by trumpeter Cal Massey. Massey was mostly known as a composer; his works recorded by John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Lee Morgan, Philly Joe Jones, Horace Tapscott and Archie Shepp.

Vaughan, Sarah "Sarah + 2" LP (Pure Pleasure) 
A somewhat daring and innovative album by Sarah Vaughan, when she took a certain risk to do an album with bass and electric guitar only. However, the format works by giving her a minimal support that allows to showcase her vocal fireworks. Remastered by Ray Staff and comes on 180 gram vinyl.


COUNTRY
Crowell, Rodney "Texas" LP / CD  
Grammy winner Rodney Crowell explores his Lone Star roots with an eclectic cast of all-star friends on 'Texas,' his adventurous new album of collaborations. Featuring Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Ronnie Dunn, Billy F Gibbons, Randy Rogers, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Steve Earle, Ringo Starr and more, the eleven tracks on Texas represent not just a fresh batch of weathered poetry from one of Americana's finest craftsmen, but also an iconic singer-songwriter letting loose with his friends.

Simpson, Sturgill "The Dead Don't Die" 7" (Atlantic) Limited seven inch vinyl single from the country singer/songwriter. Features "The Dead Don't Die" b/w the instrumental version.


REGGAE
Hutchinson, Bill, King Tubby & Friends "Rocking Time in Dub" LP (Bond Export) 
Thirteen track LP collecting 1970's versions and dubs from the labels of producer & singer Milton 'Billy Hutch' Hutchinson, including three previously unreleased tracks. With several tracks mixed by King Tubby himself and several backed by the Wailers Band, plus many other JA musical luminaries, this is a prime collection of real raw '70s roots reggae in dubwise style. The ten previously released tracks are all culled from rare 45's on Bill's Rocking Time, Judah Music and Gemini labels. Housed in two-sided hand silk screened jacket.

v/a "Jumping With Mr Lee: Reggae Classics From The Vault Of Bunny "Striker" Lee" LP (Kingston Sounds) The period of 1967-1968 when rocksteady was in full flow would also be a turning point for Bunny "Striker" Lee, when he became a producer in his own right. Many of the great tunes during this eventful year came out of his stable and initially saw the light of day on his own imprint label "Lee's". 'Jumping With Mr. Lee' has been assembled from some of those fine tunes and tells the story of reggae in what was a stellar time for both reggae and Mr Bunny Lee. Includes tracks by The Sensations, The Uniques, Val Bennett, Pat Kelly, Derrick Morgan and others.

v/a "Roots Aggregation (Uprising)" LP (Bond Export) 
"Fifteen track compilation collecting rare 1970s singles and previously unreleased tracks. With this LP we continue to mine the output of producer Carl 'Stereo' Fletcher and his Uprising and Stereo Beat labels. A nice collection of mellow roots reggae, this album features singers, deejays and instrumentals. With classics like Little Roy's 'Christopher Columbus' alongside five previously unreleased tracks, all roots fans should find something to love here. Housed in two-sided hand silkscreened jacket." Features Carl Fletcher, Jah Mojo, Junior Folkes, Little Roy & Ian Rock, Carl & The Seers, Junior & Joanette, Pablove Black, Fulk Livingston Reid, Ewan Gardner, SSVW, Anthony Godwin.


SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Cold Diamond & Mink "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" LP (Timmion) 
This is the album where Cold Diamond & Mink were locked in a groove. After numerous long recording sessions, in which the band experimented and were looking for the perfect riff or tune from a vintage record, they came up with this result of ten fine instrumentals.

Ikebe Shakedown "Kings Left Behind" Pink vinyl LP / CD (Colemine) 
Ten years ago, Ikebe Shakedown began pushing the boundaries of instrumental music. Each new track and live set has sent them deeper into combining the primal elements of '70s soul, raw psychedelic style, and cinematic Western soundtracks with powerful grooves and soaring melodies. Now, with their new release, 'Kings Left Behind', the band is giving listeners more mystery and majesty than ever before. The album features the entire group collaborating to produce tracks that deliver punches right to the gut, even as dreamy guitars and lush horn melodies and string arrangements capture the imagination.

Orr, Michael "Spread Love" LP (Tidal Waves Music) 
'Spread Love' was originally released in 1975 on the Detroit based Sunstar label. Largely ignored when it was first issued, it has since gained cult status among soul collectors worldwide. Inspired by the musical vision of Quincy Jones, Michael Orr and bass player Carey Harris assembled a cast of musicians and vocalists to create a timeless masterpiece which effortlessly blends cosmic soul, jazz, funk and gospel influences. Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the reissue of 'Spread Love' (original copies tend to go for silly money on the second-hand market) remastered by Michael and his son Jamal Orr themselves. This official reissue is now available as a deluxe 180g vinyl edition (limited to 500 copies) and comes with an insert containing liner notes.

Smith, Carlton Jumel "Love Our Love Affair b/w Instrumental" 7" (Timmion) 
You just can't keep a man like Carlton Jumel Smith down. This time around we get another soulful K.O. from his debut album in the form of "Love Our Love Affair", a mid-tempo groover drawn from that sweet well of southern soul.

Smith, Carlton Jumel "Woman You Made Me b/w Instrumental" 7" (Timmion) 
Timmion releases yet another dance floor scorcher from the '1634 Lexington Avenue' album by New York soul man Carlton Jumel Smith. With its soul oozing acappella intro followed with a drum & tambourine break "Woman You Made Me" is a perfect starter for the album. That's not say, it won't work exquisitely in single format in your DJ set, jukebox or smoky listening sesh.

v/a "YIA Talent Contest Winners" LP (Secretly Canadian) 
Reissue of one of Brooklyn's most sought after "holy grail' soul records. Youth in Action, Inc. (YIA) was formed in 1963 when the Central Brooklyn Coordinating Council received a grant to develop a youth services program in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community, resulting in a talent show for vocal groups. This record presents the winners of one of the contests, including raw, innocent performances by local Brooklyn groups The Channels 4, Carla & The Carlettes, The United Souls, Sharon Seabrook & The Starlettes, and The Destinations. This is a truly rare record and an awesome piece of New York History.


WORLD MUSIC
Assouf, Kel "Black Tenere" LP (Glitterbeat) 
On the heels of their acclaimed album Tikounen, a recording The Guardian called "a leap forward in the modern Tuareg sound... truly radical", Kel Assouf return with an even more transformative collection: 'Black Tenere.' Produced by the band's keyboardist Sofyann Ben Youssef, the mastermind behind the highly touted AMMAR 808, the new album strips things back to a power trio lineup and focuses on the crackling, forward-looking energy of Nigerien front man Anana Ag Haroun's next level Kel Tamashek (Tuareg) rock songs.

Dila "s/t" LP (Far Out Recordings) 
Reissue of the first and only album from the mysterious Brazilian vocal sensation Dila (pronounced "Jee-la"). Having reportedly died in a car crash shortly after the album's release in 1971, there is very little known about the woman behind the voice. But the joyous music Dila left behind gives us a picture as good as any, of a powerful feminine soul at the top of her game.

Novos Baianos "É Ferro na Boneca" LP (Mr. Bongo) 
Originally released by RGE in 1970 in Brazil, 'É Ferro Na Boneca' features 13 songs composed by Luiz Galvão and Moraes Moreira. This record shows the roots of the group, moving through psychedelics, edgy pop, rock and Tropicália. After writing 'É Ferro Na Boneca' their music began to move towards MPB due to the influence of João Gilberto, who began working with the group. In 1972 they released their incredible 'Acabou Chorare' LP, which came top of Rolling Stone Magazine's list of 100 Greatest Brazilian Records (published in 2007).

Ofege "Higher Plane Breeze" LP (Tidal Waves Music) 
'Higher Plane Breeze' (released in 1977 on Polydor Nigeria) is Ofege's third album and it's a strong one, combining funk and disco influences with Afrobeat and heavy rock guitars. The album provides one of the Nigerian scene's most iconic images with it's cover shot showing one member squatting amongst his bandmates, middle fingers raised high and proud toward the camera. Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first reissue of this landmark Nigerian album. This rare classic (original copies tend to go for large amounts on the secondary market) is now finally back available as a limited vinyl edition (500 copies) complete with the original artwork and exclusive liner notes/pictures provided by Ofege's founding member 'Melvin Ukachi' who also supervised this reissue.

Porter, Mack "Peace on You" LP (Tidal Waves Music) 
An African artist, born in Ghana (1945) during the English colonial occupation, Mack Porter moved to the Netherlands and then to Italy in the late 60's where he released four pop and soul-oriented singles for the small Naples label 'Fans'. In 1972 he made this concept album, Peace on You, which was strongly inspired by psychedelic soul influences and progressive atmospheres, with wild guitar solos (and some Hendrix-like vocals), and even some orchestral arrangements. Mack Porter's only album (featuring many famous Italian guest musicians) is an acclaimed favorite when it comes to African psychedelic rock.

v/a "Esa Presents Amandla: Music To The People" LP (Soundway) 
The last few years have seen a recent surge in interest in South African music from the 80s and 90s, including bubblegum. It was only natural that the Soundway label looked to delve deeper into the country's rich musical legacy and tap another of its esteemed ambassadors, Esa Williams, for the role of compiler.The result is a rainbow of complementary electronic styles hailing from not only South Africa but further afield, including zouk from Brazil and the French Antilles, as well as Afro-futurism. Together, they form a comprehensive picture that connects the dots of Esa's musical journey - from growing up in South Africa, to artists he has encountered in his worldwide travels who have helped develop his identity as a musician.


COMPOSERS / LIBRARY MUSIC / NEW AGE
Di Stefano, John "For the Moment" LP (Concentric Circles) 
American-born, Japan-based composer John Di Stefano self-released a number of cassettes as part of the 80s DIY underground on his own imprint Oktron Produktions, including Klang's Drift, a collaboration with Joel Graham. Concentric Circles is proud to present 'For the Moment,' which features tracks from some of Di Stefano's early cassette releases, as well as a number of unheard explorations of Indian polyrhythms from the early 90s.

Shabason / Gunning "Muldrew" LP (Seance Center)
'Muldrew,' recorded on the northern Ontario lake by that name, is the culmination of several years of this collaborative tradition. Resisting their penchant for composition and arrangement, the duo embarked on this project with only an open framework that encouraged restraint. The result is a sparse and improvisational album, hung on enough structure for each song to evoke a distinct, albeit ambiguous mood. Imagine an ECM cottage-series, or Jon Hassell and John Martyn scoring a Bela Tarr film set in rural Canada. This is the future-proof music of metropolitan polyglot minds invigorated by nature's mute refusal to follow a click-track.


ELECTRONIC
4AM "s/t" LP (Mutual Intentions) 
45rpm deluxe reissue. In 1989, Steve Kirby and Kevin Finch recorded the 4AM project which they pressed privately on vinyl, limited to 300 copies, which sold out quickly to friends and family in the UK upon the album's release. The Balearic masterpiece is a wild and funky 40-minute travel through homemade, British synth-pop, electro-jazz, spacey computer funk, and proto-house cuts with AOR-y vocals. An album that should easily appeal to the collectors that fell in love with the releases of Jeff Phelps, Patrick Cowley, Ronald Langestraat, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Vito Ricci, Spontaneous Overthrow, Steve Elliott, and Cleo McNett & Chasman.

Ross From Friends "Epiphany" 12" (Brainfeeder) 
Brand new 3-track 12' from Ross from Friends on Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder imprint.Ross From Friends' 'Epiphany' EP is sleeker, tougher and more dancefloor-focused than his acclaimed debut album 'Family Portrait' (Brainfeeder 2018) but his signature warmth and personality is ever present.


EXPERIMENTAL
Clock DVA "Horology III: Tape, Reel - Recordings & Art 1978-1980" LP (Vinyl on Demand) 
New collection is a comprehensive approach to recondition the early years of Clock DVA. During these periods of late 1977 through to late 1979 prior to the release of 'White Souls In Black Suits' on Industrial Records, Clock DVA recorded a large catalogue of material, some of which was issued in very limited edition on cassette releases only. 'Horology I' contains among other recordings Lomticks Of Time, 2nd Tape, Sex Works Beyond Entanglement, Fragment, which were all recorded during this period alongside the recordings here on 'Horology III', and additionally on 'Horology II'.

Merzbow & Vanity Productions 'Coastal Erosion" LP (Ideal Recordings) 
On their riveting debut collaboration, Merzbow (Masami Akita) and Posh Isolation's Vanity Productions (Christian Stadsgaard) transmute worries about ecological disaster into a torrent of spirit-gnawing, experimental noise that surpasses the sum of its parts.

Roxanne, Ana "~~~" LP (Leaving Records) 
Exploring themes of identity as an intersex artist, Los Angeles-based singer Ana Roxanne delivers an EP of songs with the enigmatic title '~~~'. Her restful sound is distinctively modern but has a throwback feel to the Eighties and Nineties R&B that inspired her as a youngster, evident in the haunting interpolation of Chaka Khan's 'I'm Every Woman'.

Vatican Shadow "Byzantine Private CIA" 2xLP LP (Hospital Productions) 
Vatican Shadow's impossible to find early tapes finally arrive on vinyl, kicking off a completist series of new Dubplate & Mastering remasters with a first volume featuring: 'Byzantine Private CIA' (2010), 'Mural of Saddam' (2011), and 'Yemeni Commandos' (2011).


SOUNDTRACKS
"Butterfly OST" by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein [LP] (Invada) 
'Butterfly' is the story of 11-year-old Max who identifies as a girl, and wants to live her life as Maxine. Her estranged parents Vicky and Stephen attempt to work out how best to cope with and support this huge life decision. The music to 'Butterfly' sustains Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein's proclivity for locating humanism in their electronics. The signals they send have some sort of uncanny correlation with core feelings. More uncanny is their tonal grasp of what it is to be young and curious.

"Yesterday OST" Himesh Patel [Indie ExclusiveMustard Yellow Vinyl LP] (Capitol Records)
Soundtrack to the Danny Boyle movie, which features new versions of The Beatles' most beloved hits, performed by the film's star, Himesh Patel. Album producer Daniel Pemberton, a two-time Golden Globe-nominated composer, has created a soundtrack that both reflects the film and stands alone as a true listening experience, begging to be heard from beginning to end. Most of the songs were recorded specifically for the album.