NEW VINYL RELEASES, MAY 2018

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FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018

Joan Armatrading – Not Too Far Away
Jeff Beck – Live At The Hollywood Bowl
Big Black – Headache
A Certain Ratio – I
d Like To See You Again
Chvurches – Love Is Dead
DAF – Die Kleinen Un Die
DAF – Fur Immer
DAF –  Gold Und Liebe
Bo Diddley – Boss Man
Flamin’ Groovies  – Teenage Head
Graveyard – Peace
Hoobastank – Push Pull

King Curtis & Sunnyland Slim – King Curtis & Sunnyland Slim
Kris Kristofferson – Live From Austin
The Love-Birds – In the Lover’s Corner

Thelonious Monk – Thelonious Alone in San Francisco
Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices – BooCheeMish
Pedro The Lion – It’s Hard To Find A Friend

Prince – Nothing Compares 2 U 7″
Joshua Redman – Still Dreaming
Klaus Schulze – Silhouettes

Skating Polly – Make It All Show
Soccer Mom – Clean
Sting – 44/876
Stone Temple Pilots – Stone Temple Pilots

Thunderpussy – Thunderpussy
Wallows – Spring
Various Artists – Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights
It was a musical cocktail born in a marketing meeting: Two parts easy listening, one part jazz, a healthy dollop of conga drums, a sprinkling of bird calls, and a pinch of textless choir. Serve garnished with an alluring female on the album jacket for best results. Exotica! The soundtrack for a mythical air conditioned Eden, packaged for mid-century, tiki torch-wielding armchair safariers. Be it mosquito-bitten torch singers, landlocked surf quartets, fad-chasing jazz combos, mad genius band leaders, D-list actors, or a middle aged loner programming bird calls into a Hammond, Exotica was always more concerned with what geography might sound like over who was conducting. Captured across three albums are 48 (54 on the CD) curious examples of the short-lived genre’s reach, each summoning their own sonic visions of Shangri La, bringing their versions of the Pacific, Africa, and the Orient to the hinterlands of America. Technicolor Paradise is where one makes it, after all.

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
Blue Oyster Cult – Spectres
The Buttertones – Midnight In A Moonless Dream
Crown Larks – Population
Erasure – World Beyond
Guru – Jazzmatazz
Low Cut Connie – Dirty Pictures (Part 2)
Paul McCartney – Chaos In The Backyard
Paul McCartney – Thrillington
Pink Floyd – Pulse
Michael Rault – It’s A New Day Tonight
Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics – State of All Things
Venetian Snares & Daniel Lanois – Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois
Various Artists – Soul Jazz Records Presents Deutsche Elektronische Musik

FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018

Artic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Beach House – 7
Carla Bozulich – Quieter
David Cassidy – I Think I Love You, Greatest Hits Live
Ry Cooder – Prodigal Son
Eminem – Revival
Brian Eno – Music For Installations
Jerry Garcia – Before The Dead
Holly Golightly – Clippety Clop
Jerry Granelli – Dance Hall
Grateful Dead – Cornell 5.8.77
Los Shapes – Los Autenticos
MC5 – Kick Out The Jams
Loreena McKennitt –  Lost Souls
John Prine – Tree of Forgiveness
Max Romeo – War In A Babylon
Spacemen 3 – Recurring
Tillers – Tillers
Tom Waits – Heart of Saturday Night Limited edition coloured vinyl
Yours Are The Only Ears – Knock Hard

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018

Black Moth Superstar – Panic Blooms
Leon Bridges – Good Thing
THE dynoSPECTRUM – THE dynpSPECTRUM
Available for the first time on vinyl. Featuring I Self Divine, Gene Poole, Musab & Slug
Eddie & The Hot Rods – Doing Anything They Wanna Do
Eleanor Friedberger – Rebound
In contrast to her lauded 2016 album New View, which Eleanor Friedberger arranged and recorded with her touring band, Rebound was recorded mostly by the artist alone with assistance from producer Clemens Knieper. The resulting collection is an entirely new sound for Eleanor, exchanging live instrumentation for programmed drums, a Juno synthesizer, and muted guitars, creating a sonic landscape where influences range from Stereolab and Suicide to Lena Platonos and Yellow Magic Orchestra. Rebound is the incredible next step in a lauded, brilliant recording career by one of the most prolific, daring independent artists of our time. From her days spent in The Fiery Furnaces, creating melodically off-kilter, idiosyncratic mini-epics, to her three acclaimed previous solo albums, she continues to create exactly what we need to hear when we need to hear it. Always anchored by her plaintive, velvety alto, and Dylan-esque lyrical treatises, Rebound is Eleanor Friedberger at her very best, and a welcome addition to her rich, celebrated catalog.
Lake Street Dive – Free Up Yourself
Damien Jurardo – The Horizon Just Laughed
Malphino – Visit Malphino
Matt & Kim – Almost Everyday
Fred McDowell – Mississippi Delta Blues
Middle Kids – Lost Friends
Parker Milsap – Other Arrangements
Robert Mitchum – Calypso, Is Like So
Van Morrison – Midnight Special: The Bang Recording Sessions
Jimmy Page – Playin’ Up A Storm
Limited edition UK record store day release. • FANTASTIC 140 GRAM ORANGE VINYL Before the name Jimmy Page became synonymous with Led Zeppelin and hard rock guitar, the guitarist was a much sought-after session player, appearing on an assortment of artists recordings. Some were well known (the Kinks, the Who, Joe Cocker), others somewhat more obscure, such as this rare album with vocalist Keith de Groot, which additionally features half a dozen of the cream of the crop of British studio musicians, including future Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones, and Nicky Hopkins, later often found tickling the ivories in the company of the Rolling Stones. Jimmy touched upon a variety of musical styles throughout his career, and these fourteen tracks- which he also co-produced- can be effectively placed in the 1960s rock genre.
Liz Phair – Exile In Guyville
25th anniversary edition
Liz Phair – GirlySound of Guyville
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Liz Phair’s landmark Exile in Guyville album. On May 4th, Matador Records will release Girly-Sound To Guyville, an extensive limited edition box set to celebrate the anniversary. The box set contains the first ever official release of the legendary Girly-Sound songs, which have been restored from their original three cassettes and mastered onto vinyl. It also contains a remastered double LP edition of Exile In Guyville and a 44 page book containing an extensive oral history, essays by Liz Phair and journalist Ann Powers, never before seen photographs, artwork and ephemera. Originally released in 1993, Exile In Guyville is a seminal album and a feminist landmark. Its legendary status has only grown over the years. It’s continually included in countless lists…Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest albums of all time + 100 best albums of the 90s, Pitchfork’s Top 100 albums of the 90s, etc. Numerous essays and think pieces have been written about it and the number of accolades piled on is endless. Since the release of Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair has continued to defy expectation and break barriers. She has released five albums, and is currently working on a new one with Ryan Adams. She has also composed music for television shows and received awards for that work. In November, it was announced that she would be fulfilling a longtime dream to be an author, and she received a two-book deal with Random House. Her first book will be called Horror Stories which focuses on “heartbreak, motherhood, and everything in between.” “A landmark of foul-mouthed, compromised intimacy, a tortured confessional, a workout in female braggadocio, and a wellspring of penetrating self-analysis and audacity.” – The New Yorker “Maybe the greatest work of traditional American indie rock that anyone has ever made. It’s also probably the best road-trip album of its generation and the signal of a rare talent’s arrival. It deserves to be celebrated. Let’s do that.” – Stereogum
Jessica Risker – I See You Among The Stars
Shakey Graves – Can’t Wake Up
Trampled By Turtles – Life Is Good On The Open Road
Frank Turner – Be More Kind
U-Roy – Originator
The Who – Live At The Isle of Wight 2
Soundtrack – Hollow Knight, music by Christopher Larkin

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