…..news letter #619 – ear end…..

Well that’s the end of that. Christmas is over. Boxing day’s a wrap. No more shipments will be hitting the shelves before the end of the year. So I guess all that’s left to do is make some year end lists, which you’ll find below. This year I’ve actually managed to get lists from all the staff as well. It’s weird, looking back, it seems every year there’s so much great stuff, even though when put on the spot it seems so hard to say what’s been great.

Also, since this is the last news letter of the year, I just want to take a moment to thank every single person that bought records from us this year. It’s all of you that allow us to open our doors every day and allow us to dig deep and bring in all kinds of wild and wonderful things. If next year is anything like this year has been, it’s gonna be great and an I look forward to providing you all with your regular vinyl fix. See you soon, and have a Happy and safe New Years!

…..Kris’s Picks…..

…..Top 13 New Releases of 13…..

Atom Earth Mother: Ancient Faith (Alt.Vinyl) LP
Tim Hecker: Virgins (Kranky) LP/CD
Ignatz: Can I Go Home Now (Fonal) LP
Invisible Hands: s/t (Abduction) LP/CD
Kat Epple & Bob Stolh: Sanctus Spiritus (Pre-Cert) LP
Jerusalem In My Heart: Mo7it Al-Mo7it (Constellation) LP
Mainliner: Revelation Space (Riot Season) LP/CD
Medusa: First Step Beyond (Numero) LP
Neotantrik:: Intervisions (Pre-Cert) LP
Papillon: s/t (Discrepant) LP
Roly Porter: Life Cycle of a Massive Star (Subtext) LP
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement: Black Magic Cannot Cross Water (Blackest Ever Black) LP
The Stranger: Watching Dead Empires in Decay (Modern Love) LP/CD

…..Top 13 Reissues/Compilations of 13…..

Luciano Cilio: Dell’Universo Assente (Die Schachtel) LP
Dark: Dark Round the Edges (Machu Picchu) LP
Elg: La Chimie (SDZ) LP
Bill Fay: Time of the Last Persecution (4 Men With Beards) LP
Full Moon Ensemble: Crowded With Loneliness (Superfly) LP
Sensations Fix: Fragments of Light (Superior Viaduct) LP
Solaris OST (Superior Viaduct) LP
Omar Souleyman: Dabke 2020 (Sublime Frequencies) LP
Stalker/The Mirror OST (Mirumir) LP
Vox Populi!: Half Dead Ganja Music (Pacific City Sound Visions) LP
Ruth White: Flowers of Evil (Black Mass Rising) LP
Various: Ecstasy of Gold Volumes 1-4 (Semi-Automatic) LP
Various: I am the Center (Light in the Attic) LP

…..James’s Picks…..
Nothing is in order…

Reissues/old sounds–

songs ohia: magnolia electric co.
nirvana – in utero
lee hazlewood – trouble is a lonesome town
unwound – kid is gone
syl johnson – dresses too short
birthday party – live 81-82
bill fay – time of the last persecution
william onyeabor – who is william onyeabor
Kelompok Kampungan – mencari tuhan

Good new stuff–

grouper – the man who died in his boat
radioactivity – radioactivity
bottomless pit – shade perennial
cliff martinez – only god forgives OST
nick cave & the bad seeds – push the sky away
bill callahan – dream river
ghostface killah – 12 reasons to die
charles bradley – victim of love
My bloody valentine – mbv

…..Matt’s Picks…..
New Recordings

1. The Drones – I See Seaweed
2. Tim Hecker – Virgins
3. Bombino – Nomad
4. The Dead C – Armed Courage
5. Omar Souleyman – Wenu Wenu
6. Paul Metzger – Tombeaux
7. Jerusalem in my Heart – Mo7it Al-Mo7it
8. Roly Porter – Life Cycle of a Massive Star
9. Frog Eyes – Carey’s Cold Spring
10. Colin Stetson – New History of Warfare vol 3: To See More Light

Reissues/compilations:
1. William Onyeabor – Who is William Obyeabor?
2. Èlg: La Chimie
3. Natural Snow Buildings – Daughter of Darkness
4. Vox Populi – Half Dead Ganja Music
5. Kelompok Kampungan – Mencar Tuhan
6. Various – I Am the Center
7. Various – Longing for the Past
8. Various – Rebita 74
9. Luciano Cilio – Dell’Universo Assente
10. .O.Rang – Herd of Instinct

…..Nora’s Picks…..
Top 20 new release/reissue’s of 2013

Crosss- Obsidian Spectre
Maan- Manifold
Live Skull- Bring Home the Bait
Gamardah Fungus- Night Walk with Me
Garbage & the Flowers- Eyes Rind as if Beggars
Energetic Action- Becoming
Merzbow and Oren Ambarchi- Cat Squirrel
The Vogue- A Doll Spits Cubes
Dirty Beaches- Drifters
Chrome- Half Machine From The Sun
Liberez- Sane Men Surround
Sarah Neufeld- Brother Hero
Zebra Pulse- Heh, Vay Bae-Bays
Bitter Fictions- S/T
Shooting Guns- Brotherhood of the Ram
Tim Hecker- Virgins
Lost Kids- Cola Freaks (7”)
Pigeon Breeders- Oblique Temperatures
Deviants- Ptoof!
Embryo – Rache

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