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FRIDAY, MARCH 30th, 2018

Amen Dunes – Freedom
Anna & Elizabeth – The Invisible Comes To Us
Anna & Elizabeth - The Invisible Comes To UsAnna & Elizabeth’s The Invisible Comes to Us taps into their imagination-fueled arsenal to present an extraordinary work of unique, genre-bending storytelling and sonic exploration. Lauded by many well-known musicians and widely loved for their moving minimalist arrangements, Anna & Elizabeth’s partnership pioneers new ways of presenting old songs and stories to modern audiences. Co-producer Benjamin Lazar Davis (Cuddle Magic) and legendary avant-rock drummer Jim White (The Dirty Three, Xylouris White) assist in the duo’s vision of breathing life and new perspective into the crackling and disintegrating recordings and artifacts of the past. Rarely does an album based on traditional folk music resonate so strongly in modern times.
Blue Lab Beats – XOver
Cabbage – Nihilistic Glamour Shots
The Cars – Heartbeat City
The Cars – Shake It Up
Chris Carter – CCCL, Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lesson Volume One
Chris Carter’s first solo album in 17 years sees founding member of Throbbing Gristle and one half of the Chris & Cosey / Carter Tutti partnership create an electronic album that evokes an emotional spectrum that is arguably unparalleled.
Count Five – Psychotic Reaction
Cut Chemist – Die Cut
Damnation of Adam Blessing – Damnation of Adam Blessing
The Damned – Stiff Singles 1976-1977
It was the summer of 1976 when Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies and Captain Sensible recruited guitarist and songwriter Brian James, they played their first gig supporting the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club and quickly signed to Stiff Records and began writing the very first chapter of the punk rock history books. Their debut 7” – New Rose – was written by Brian James and backed by a proto-thrash version of The Beatles’ Help. It was recorded by Stiff’s in-house producer, Nick Lowe and set the punk dream alight at exactly 9.00am when record shops opened for business on 22 October 1976, stealing a march on the Pistols by becoming what is widely acknowledged as the very first punk record ever released.The band really came into their own with their second single – Neat Neat Neat – which had two cuts on the B-side, Stab Yor Back and Singalongascabies. Produced, like New Rose, by Nick Lowe, the vinyl had a message from one band member scratched in the run-out groove: “this is your captain speaking…” So what were Captain Sensible’s favourite acts on Stiff, one journalist asked him in 2007? “I wasn’t interested!” he insists. “It was mainly pub rock in the early days, which we despised and sneered at in our young and snotty way…” After a special 7” – Stretcher Case Baby – cut to give away at gigs celebrating the band’s first anniversary, they went back into the studio, this time with Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason at the controls. Third single Problem Child was written by Brian James with Rat Scabies and featured new recruit Lu Edmonds on guitar. An incendiary two minutes of the band in their prime, it failed to crack the UK top 40 but did make number 27 in NME’s alternative singles chart. By the end of 1977, the Damned were ready to part with Stiff, just as Brian James and Lu Edmonds were ready to part with The Damned. Their last single was Don’t Cry Wolf, backed with another Nick Mason-produced track, One Way Love. BMG now proudly present this limited edition set comprising of 5 x 7″ vinyl singles including the famed first ever punk single ‘New Rose’ and all the other early hits from the impressively chaotic punk quartet. All singles have been recreated with their original artwork, including the ultra-rare, previously fan club only ‘Stretcher Case Baby’. These are all packed in a superb box, collaged with original press cuttings from back in the day. Also included is a Damned embroidered patch, exclusive to this box set.
Dr. Octagon – Blue Flowers
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land
Bettye Lavette – Things Have Changed
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. For her tenth album and first album on a major label in nearly fifty years, legendary soul singer Bettye LaVette takes on the songs of Bob Dylan with the grit and experience that makes her one of the greatest soul singers alive. Things Have Changed is a masterpiece of interpretation of one of the greatest songwriters alive, by one of the greatest soul singers alive. Produced by Steve Jordan, the album spans Dylan’s catalogue and features guest appearances by Keith Richards and Trombone Shorty. Bettye LaVette made her first record at sixteen, but achieved only intermittent fame until 2005. Her eclectic musical style combines elements of soul, blues, rock and roll, funk, gospel, and country music
Music Machine – (Turn On) The Music Machine
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
2018 release, the fourth album from country music singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves. Kacey describes this album as having a “trippy” twist, citing the Bee Gees, Sade, and Neil Young as influences. In addition to reuniting with previous collaborators such as Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and Natalie Hemby, Musgraves sought out pals Ian Fitchuk and the Silver Seas’ Daniel Tashian as her primary co-producers and co-writers. Musgraves wrote and recorded most of the songs from the album throughout 2017; about the writing process she said: “I have a lot more love songs this time around, and I’ve never been one to write a love song and really feel it,”. She continued: “That probably sounds like the most depressing thing ever. [But] I’m coming off getting married and being in this golden hour of my personal life, where all these things are finally coming to fruition. I found myself inspired to write about this person and all these things he brought out in me that weren’t there before”.
Naked Giants – Sluff
No Joy/Sonic Boom – No Joy/Sonic Boom
Steve Reich – Pulse/Quartet
Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile
Double vinyl LP pressing. Sons of Kemet is the iconoclastic mix of tenor sax, tuba and double drums. On this third studio album, they bring a genre defying approach that celebrates the restless exploration of identity within the Caribbean diaspora within the U.K. Your Queen is a Reptile was recorded in London with a host of guests spanning the breadth of the U.K. scene including jungle legend Congo Natty and poet Joshua Idehen.
Sunflower Bean – Twenty Two In Blue
Thick Syrup – Living In Leeds
Trace Mountains – A Partner To Lean On
Various Artists – Radio Cramps, the Purple Knif Show

FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd, 2018

Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain
Dabrye – Two/Three
On Two/Three, the second Dabrye album for Ghostly International, Tadd Mullinix brought together a formidable crew of local and national rap talent to make the statement he’d always intended. With Two/Three Dabrye placed himself at the forefront of hip-hop’s mid-2000s new wave and threw a Molotov cocktail into the rap world as uncompromising as the head-twisting cover art from WK Interact.
Maya Deren – Voices of Haiti
Grateful Dead – Best of the Grateful Dead Live Volume 1: 1969-1977
Guided By Voices – Space Gun
John Lee Hooker – Black Night Is Falling, Live At The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club
Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton – Music & Poetry of the Kesh
Music and Poetry of the Kesh is the documentation of an invented Pacific Coast peoples (the Kesh) from a far distant time, and the soundtrack of famed science fiction author, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Always Coming Home. The ways of the Kesh were originally presented in 1985 as a five hundred plus page book accompanied with illustrations of instruments and tools, maps, a glossary of terms, recipes, poems, an alphabet, and with early editions, a cassette of “field recordings” and indigenous song. Le Guin wanted to hear the people she’d imagined; she embarked on an elaborate process with her friend Todd Barton to invoke their spirit and tradition. For Music and Poetry of the Kesh, the words and lyrics are attributed to Le Guin as composed by Barton, an Oregon-based musician, composer and Buchla synthesist. The Music and Poetry of the Kesh cassette was meant to accompany and enhance the experience of reading Always Coming Home. Presented in this vinyl edition, where only traces of the book linger (the jacket offers some of Le Guin’s illustration, and a letterpressed bookmark featuring the the narrative modes of western civilization and the Kesh valley is included), the music alone breaking the silence of what might be. It can transport-offering a landscape for imagining a future homecoming. One in which we are balanced, peaceful, and tend to the earth and its creatures.
Lou Johnson – Sweet Southern Soul
Led Zeppelin – How The West Was Won
Led Zeppelin continue their campaign with a new edition of their celebrated live album How The West Was Won, originally released in 2003, featuring newly remastered audio, which was done under the supervision of Jimmy Page. How The West Was Won highlights the best performances from Led Zeppelin’s legendary concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25 and 27, 1972. Melded together and sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end, the four-LP collection captures the band at the height of its formidable powers. Standouts include a 25-plus minute version of “Dazed And Confused” and a 21-minute medley based around “Whole Lotta Love.” The performances also capture the band introducing songs from its then-unreleased album Houses Of The Holy, which would be released nine months later.
Bob Marley – Ultimate Wailers Box
Monster Magnet – Mindfucker
Pointed Sticks – Perfect Youth
Porno For Pyros – Porno For Pyros
Preoccupations – New Material
Jeff Rosenstock – Post-
Squirrel Nut Zippers – Beasts of Burgundy
Swampmeat Family – Too Many Things To Hide
Third Bardo – I’m Five Years Ahead of My Time
Erika Wennerstrom – Sweet Unknown
Jack White – Boarding House Reach
Neil Young & The Promise of the Real – Original Music from the film Paradox
Various Artists – Dancing Down Orange Street
Various Artists – Eccentric Soul: The Saru Label
The 20th volume of our flagship Eccentric Soul series has all the boxes checked: Gun-toting, skip-tracing record producers, child stars, rip-offs, the “World’s Greatest Bail Bondsman,” swindles, soaring falsettos, and a dwindling rust-belt cityscape offering mere glimpses of hope before the record industry escaped for the coasts. Helmed by the O’Jays Bobby Massey, Saru was a creative vortex that pulled Cuyahoga County’s greatest talent in, making a strong case for Cleveland to contend with Detroit, Philly, and Memphis as America’s soul music’s capital. Includes obscure and unknown sides from the Out of Sights, the Elements, Pandella Kelly, David Peoples, Sir Stanley, the Ponderosa Twins + 1, Ba-Roz, Bobby Dukes, and of course, the O’Jays.
Various Artists – Merritone Rock Steady Vol. 3

FRIDAY, MARCH 16th, 2018

Alarm – Declaration
Decemberists – I’ll be Your Girl
Dungen – Myths 003
Earthless – Black Heaven

Hot Snakes – Jericho Sirens
Durand Jones & The Indicators – Durand Jones & The Indicators
King Gizzard  The Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanalan

NRBQ – NRBQ 1969 debut record
Remo Drive – Greatest Hits
Pete Rock – The Original Baby Pa Instruementals
Roxy Music – Roxy Music
Starchild & The New Romantic – Language
Sun Ra – Of Abstract Dreams
Yo La Tengo – There’s A Riot Going On
There’s a riot going on. You don’t need me, or Yo La Tengo, to tell you that. These are dark times, in our heads as much as in the streets. It’s easy to lose contact with the ground. Confusion and anxiety intrude into daily life and cause you to lose your compass. There are times that call for anthems, something to lift you out of your slump and put fire in your feet. And sometimes what is needed is a balm, a sound that will wrap around you and work out the knots in your neck. For Yo La Tengo, this is a slow-motion action painting. Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew did it all themselves, in their rehearsal studio, with no engineer and no complicated equipment (John McEntire later assisted in mixing). They did not rehearse together beforehand; they turned on the recorder and let things coalesce. Songs came together over long stretches, sometimes as much as a year going by between parts. You’d never guess this, since the layers are joined with such a liquid brush. You’d imagine most of the songs had sprung forth whole, since they will enter your head that way. Within two listens you will be powerless to resist the magnetic draw of “Shades of Blue,” will involuntarily hear “She May, She Might” on your internal jukebox first thing in the morning and “Let’s Do It Wrong” late at night. While there’s a riot going on, Yo La Tengo will remind you what it’s like to dream. The sound burbles and washes and flows and billows. If records were dedicated to the cardinal elements, this one would be water. There are shimmery hazes, spectral rumbles, a flash of backward masking. You are there. And even if your mind is not unclouded–shaken, misdirected, out of words and out of time–you can still float, ride the waves of an ocean deeper than your worries, above the sound and above the Sound.
Soundtrack – Lady Bird, music by Jon Brion
Soundtrack – Star Wars: The Last Jedi, music by John Williams

FRIDAY, MARCH 9th, 2018

Bad Religion – Stranger Than Fiction
Tony Banks – 5
Ken Boothe – Freedom Street
David Byrne – American Utopia
Phillis Dillon – One Life To Live
Dub Narcotic Sound System – Rhythm Record Vol.1
Albert Hammond Jr. – Francis Trouble
Happy Mondays – Best Of: Live In Barcelona
Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides of the Sky
Robert Johnson – King of the Delta Blues Singers

Hailu Mergia – Lala Belu Capping several successful years traveling the world performing to audiences big and small, Hailu Mergia’s Lala Belu has been a long time coming. It builds on Mergia’s remarkable career resurgence over the past few years. Beginning in 2013 with the reissue of his dreamy Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument followed by the enormous success of his seminal Ethio-jazz masterpiece Tche Belew and continuing with last year’s widely acclaimed Wede Harer Guzo, Mergia has received considerable accolades from listeners and press globally, including The New York Times, Pitchfork and The Wire. His old recordings are cherished revelations for Ethiopian music fans; however, Mergia’s return to the stage has been just as inspiring and electrifying. Mergia’s vintage recordings are known for an inherently mysterious and worn-in quality, while his new recordings echo his band’s 21st century live show with modern instrumental interpretations of crucial Ethiopian standards and Mergia’s own original compositions. Tony Buck (drums) and Mike Majkowski (bass), who have backed Mergia on tour throughout Europe and Australia, form the bass-drums trio on the recording. Having played venues from Radio City Music Hall and the Kennedy Center to jazz festivals, rock clubs and DIY spaces all over North America, Europe and Australia, Mergia and Awesome Tapes From Africa want to document this moment in his landmark career with a snapshot of Mergia’s current sound. Since he emigrated from Ethiopia and built a life in Washington, D.C. around 1981—where he remains working as an airport taxi driver when he is not on tour—Mergia’s career has followed a humble trajectory. He made a few recordings in America but they didn’t easily reach fans back home. He kept making music on his own and with friends but after the early 80’s his gigs in the U.S. mostly dried up. It wasn’t until he began working with Awesome Tapes From Africa and putting together bands with the help of booking agents and musicians in Europe and the U.S., that he was able to chart a new path. With a broad audience of young listeners in diverse venues and distant locales, at age 71, Mergia is enjoying his comeback and is not slowing down.
Jeremy Messersmith – Late Stage Capitalism
Ministry – Amerikkkant
Limited edition black & grey swirl
Nap Eyes – I’m Bad Now
Of Montreal – White Is Relic / Irrealis Mood
Jaco Pastorius – Invitation
Grant Lee Phillips – Widdershins
Promise Ring – 30° Everywhere
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Tearing At The Seams
Otis Rush – Cobra
Teenage Wrist – Chrome Neon Jesus
They Might Be Giants – I Like Fun
Saint Etienne – The Sound of Water
The Skull Eclipses – The Skull Eclipses
Tom Waits – Closing Time
Closing Time is the debut record of Tom Waits and it foreshadows the distinctly lyrical storytelling and original blending of jazz, blues and folk styles that would come to be associated with the artist. Waits performs enduring classics of his career such as Ol’ 55 (covered by the Eagles), the heartbreaking “Martha” and the gentle acoustic folk of “I Hope I Don’t Fall In Love With You”.
Various Artists – The Langley Schools Project, Innocence & Despair
Various Artists – Memphis Rent Party
Various Artists – Reggae Roots Vibrations
Various Artists – The Tarantino Experience
Quentin Tarantino remains one of the most exciting and unpredictable directors in modern times. His use of music in his films is as unpredictable as the films themselves, often offering unsettling images to songs we had previously considered innocent and unthreatening. The Tarantino Experience is now available on vinyl for the first time on a limited edition that includes songs from Johnny Cash, Al Green, Dick Dale & The Del-Tones, Wilson Pickett, Duane Eddy, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and more. With fantastic artwork and remastered sound this is another essential addition to your growing 21st Century vinyl collection.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2018

The Beach Boys – The Sound of Summer
The Breeders – All Nerve
Limited edition 180 gram orange vinyl or standard issue.
The Breeders announce their return to 4AD with the infectious new album All Nerve, the first music to be released by the classic lineup behind the iconic album, Last Splash. “a blurt of jolting joy” – NPR “a classic Breeders bruiser, packed with punchy drums, sugar-rush power chords and lead riffs” – ROLLING STONE “Wait in the Car” runs through all the hallmarks of a classic Breeders song: layered harmonies that manage to sound both euphoric and weary, vacillating between power chords, and a sneering Kim mandate. Though it has been 24 years since these last four recorded together, “Wait in the Car” effortlessly brushes away time” – PITCHFORK
Camp Cope -How To Socialise and Make Friends
Lucy Dacus – Historian
INXS – Kick 30th Anniversary Edition
INXS – The Very Best
Jamiroquai – Synkronized
Janis Joplin – Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits
The Kills – List of Demands (Reparations) / Steppin’ Razor 7″
Annie Lennox – Diva
Annie Lennox – Medusa
Moby – Like A Motherless Child
A Perfect Circle – Doomed / Disillusioned 10″

Pet Shop Boys – Actually
Pet Shop Boys – Introspective
Pet Shop Boys – Please
Prism Tats – Mamba
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Async – Remodels
Suuns – Felt
Tracey Thorn – Record
Titus Andronicus – A Productive Cough
Wussy – Wussy
Soundtrack – The Greatest Showman, original songs by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Soundtrack – Paris, Texas, music by Ry Cooder
Various Artists – Disco Rumba & Flamenco Boogie

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