Well, I hope everyone has plans for a lot of food and family this holiday weekend. We’ll be open all weekend, with reduced hours on Monday (12-5). There’s so much great stuff out in the last few weeks, and even more in this week. Get yer ass in here and grab some wax.
…..pick of the week…..
Boris w/ Merzbow: Sun Baked Snow Cave (Hydrahead) LP
What truly inspired an hour-plus collaboration between two of the most respected names in extreme experimentation? The album itself contains a statement that says it all: “A story like this deserves to be born.” Japanese doom radicals Boris have spent more than two decades releasing wildly diverse music that’s mesmerized audiences clamoring for sludge, rock or unbridled pop. Their impressive and extensive release history, though, pales in comparison to Merzbow aka Masami Akita. The noise paragon has almost 400 releases to his name, and over the course of 35 ear-tattered years he’s influenced multiple generations of artists and musicians. After these two forces first came together in 2002 for the landmark Megatone album, they spent years perfecting a worthy follow-up. And in 2005, Sun Baked Snow Cave was the overwhelming culmination. Considering that these two forces are capable of eradicating most any listener, the album at first seems like a striking illustration of restraint and reflection. But the lonesome, mournful void of a strummed acoustic guitar is soon enough smothered by drones and swarms of feedback that intertwine with pulsating, yowling electronics – two worlds that both harmonize and struggle against each other. The sound of visionaries trying to draw blood. (First time on vinyl! Limited pressing of 1200 copies.)
File Under: Ambient, Drone, Doom
Aisler Set: How I Learned to Write Backwards (Suicide Squeeze) LP
The Aislers Set occupy an enviable place in the pop pantheon. Brimming with drunken romanticism, sharp pop sensibilities, and timeless melodies, The Aislers Set reveled in the history of great pop, spiking their classicist 60s-tinged tunes with pure post-punk energy and originality of bands like the Fire Engines and The June Brides. Every song is a meticulously constructed sound world, where the arrangement and instrumentation sublimely and uncannily bring each tune to completeness. Although they stopped playing and recording together by 2004 due to life commitments, their reputation has only grown; sporadic reunion shows and mini-tours have been met with rapturous response. Alas, Suicide Squeeze is proud to present the 2014 reissue of the seminal album “How I Learned To Write Backwards” remastered and resequenced by John Greenham at Infrasonic Sound in Los Angeles, and on vinyl LP again for the first time in over a decade. The band will play a select set of shows this fall, and Suicide Squeeze and Slumberland Records will be teaming up to co-release a new album of singles and rarities to be released in early 2015.
File Under: Indie, Pop
Amon Duul II: Yeti (Cleopatra) LP
A gorgeous limited edition deluxe vinyl reissue from one of the most groundbreaking rock bands of all time, Amon Düül II! This 1970 2LP masterpiece is the most well-known and best loved ADII album of all-time, which we’ve digitally remastered, pressed onto orange vinyl, and packaged in a sequentially numbered, glue-on chipboard gatefold jacket!
File Under: Kraut Rock, Psych
Caribou: Our Love (Merge) LP
Our Love is formed around a mixture of digital pop production, hip hop-inspired beats, muted house basslines, and a love of shuffling garage that can be traced all the way back to the time of Start Breaking My Heart – all of which, of course, are filtered through Dan’s own unique perspective. The warm analog sounds of classic soul should not be overlooked either, for they weave themselves most intensely into the record’s DNA. In fact, Our Love is probably Caribou’s most soulful record to date, chock-full of heartfelt lyrics and organic nature that cut through bubbling synths and the blissful euphoria of their synthetic constructions. It’s not all downbeat of course; whilst some thoughts linger on mortality, loss, and letting go, there is always an element of celebration. Having followed up his Polaris Prize-winning 2007 record Andorra with the universally adored Swim in 2010, Dan has spent the intervening four years touring the world, bringing not only the sounds of Caribou to the stage but proving his immeasurable worth as a DJ, with epic 7½-hour-long sets. In 2012, Caribou were personally invited to join Radiohead on the road whilst Dan released his first album under the guise of his dancefloor-loving pseudonym Daphni to widespread critical acclaim. Following the shape-shifting sounds of JIAOLONG and the brightly textured, fluid constructions of Swim – both inward looking records in their own way – Dan withdrew to the basement once more to work on Caribou’s next opus. Only he didn’t: Our Love isn’t the sound of isolated creation but the sound of Dan at his most connected – with love for his listeners, his collaborators, and those closest to him. Caribou will be On Tour in Canada this November.
File Under: Electronic, CanCon
Leonard Cohen: Popular Problems (Sony) LP
In Popular Problems, his thrilling new studio album, Leonard Cohen gets down into the avenues of our dreams and sets a new tone and speed of hope and despair, grief and joy. Cohen here is an astonished lover rocking to the human condition as “the soul unfolds in the chambers of its longing.” His legendary basso resonates as never before with a presence and urgency that arises from the very depths of the heart. The clarity and strength of these nine hypnotic songs will have us singing them over and over. In collaboration with co-writer Patrick Leonard, Popular Problems is a masterpiece from the ever-fresh imagination of a musical legend whose songs continue to captivate new listeners and devoted fans. Popular Problems is Cohen’s 13th studio album. Popular Problems was produced by Patrick Leonard, mastered at Marcussen Mastering and was recorded and mixed by Jesse E. String with additional mixing by Bill Bottrell.
File Under: Legends, CanCon
Mos Def/Talib Kweli: Black Star (Universal) LP
Universal Music Enterprises will continue its Respect the Classics tribute to many of hip-hop’s finest with the vinyl release of rap icon Talib Kweli’s four historic Rawkus Records albums, including the underground classic, Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star, in a limited edition two-tone black on black picture disc. Established in 1996, Rawkus Records jump-started the careers of legendary artists such as Talib Kweli, Mos Def and Pharoahe Monch, among many others. Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star was originally issued in August 1998, to critical acclaim. The title is a reference to the Black Star Line, a shipping company founded by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey. The album deals with modern-day issues, philosophies and life in Brooklyn. The two MCs had planned to release solo albums around the same time, but decided instead to collaborate on a full-length album. The first single, “Definition,” is a reaction to hip-hop’s fascination with death, dedicated to both Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., with a chorus that gives a nod to Boogie Down Productions’ “Stop the Violence.” “Children’s Story” is a re-imagination of the Slick Rick original, featuring Mos Def cautioning against materialism. The second single, “Respiration,” featuring Common, includes a Hi-Tek produced beat that samples Don Randi’s “The Fox” and another from the hip-hop documentary Style Wars. The track offers a melancholy ode to city life, with references to organic life functions such as breathing, eating and sleeping, but with an ominous edge, as Kweli raps about “sitting on shitty steps/we stooped to new lows, hell froze/the night the city slept.” The album peaked at No. 53 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 13 on the Hip-Hop Albums chart, but has become considered a classic since then.
File Under: Hip Hop, Rap
Justin Townes Earle: Single Mothers (Vagrant) LP
After two and a half years since his last release, Justin Townes Earle is back and pleased to announce his fifth studio album (and first ever on Vagrant Records). Single Mothers is comprised of ten tracks that showcase exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana. As a recently married, sober man JTE writes from a point of maturity and content we’ve not seen before on past records. “One day I just realized it’s not cool to die young, and it’s even less cool to die after 30,” Justin explains as he reflects on a life past and his new found clarity. What he’s created with Single Mothers is an album that’s raw, honest and personal in a way he hasn’t touched upon since his debut EP, Yuma. Once compared to a man who wears many suits JTE has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally, in thirty-two short years. Between releasing four full-length critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell. Single Mothers serves as the perfect platform for such narrations.
File Under: Americana, Folk
Electric Wizard: Time To Die (Spinefarm) LP/CD
Visually intoxicating, uncompromisingly heavy and revered for making music and lifestyle one, Electric Wizard have completed work on their new studio album, Time To Die, the band’s first release through Spinefarm Records. Formed by vocalist/guitarist Jus Oborn in 1993, Electric Wizard (based in the UK’s South-West) have thus far released seven studio albums – an increasingly influential body of work recorded on vintage analogue gear with as little technology as possible intruding on the signal. Result: some of the heaviest, dirtiest, most evil-sounding audio ever put to tape, and more importantly to vinyl, with both Come My Fanatics (1997) and Dopethrone (2000) being lauded as landmark releases. A cultural as well as a musical force, Electric Wizard have left an indelible mark on a host of different genres, the likes of doom, stoner and sludge; at heart, however, they stand as an iconic British metal band, cast in the great tradition, with lyrics and artwork reflecting the hypnotic weight of the music, and subject to the same intelligence and detail. Wreathed in occult ritual and drug-culture references, with classic ’70s horror an inspirational seam, Electric Wizard are poised to turn a page; there’s the new deal with Spinefarm Records, plus – after a nine-year hiatus – the return of Mark Greening (the drummer on Dopethrone), who completes the line-up of Oborn, US guitarist Liz Buckingham, a key member since 2003, and new bassist Clayton Burgess (Satan’s Satyrs). Fueled by strong emotion and the harder sounds of late-’60s Detroit, the remodeled line-up – isolated by choice, giant stacks glowing red – set about crafting an eighth studio album to both rival and exceed the milestone recordings of the past, with Buckingham keeping things suitably monolithic and the band generally looking back to some of their earliest influences. Toerag Studios in London was once again charged with capturing The Sound, and (encouragingly) words like “raw,” “hateful” and “sickeningly heavy” are being traded. Says Oborn: “Our master plan is this. Real metal!! We stand for rebellion, we are with the kids; we fight, puke, smoke weed, etc… Electric Wizard is an entity, with its own history, its own symbols, its own iconography, and with this new album, we wanted to return to basic values. It’s primitive. We needed to claw it back down to the evil core – sex, drugs, violence, revolution…to go back to being a band that hung out and jammed hard. No teaching songs, just feeling them out. If you jam enough and you are on the same level – artistically, musically, whatever, you gotta be committed – then good music will happen. I totally believe that…”
File Under: Metal, Stoner
Esben & The Witch: A New Nature (Nostromo) LP
Third album from Esben and The Witch, released on their own label. Produced by Steve Albini in Chicago, this strips out the electronics for a more live feel and the songs get even more expansive – The Jungle is almost 15 minutes long. The band say “We wanted to create a record that had a level of purity to it. To strip away the layers and loops and see what lay beneath. To keep things naked, unadorned and raw. The three of us, in a room, making noise. We looked to create a more primal record, full of human emotion and sonic intensity. Drawing on themes of endurance, strength, determination and self-actualisation. Themes that have always inspired us but perhaps, only now, a few years down the line, a few years of touring under our belts, we feel we have the confidence and maturity to explore and shout about.”
File Under: Indie Rock
Ex Hex: Rips (Merge) LP
Ex Hex is a power trio hailing from Washington, DC, making the music you’ve been waiting for. Drums, bass, guitar, P90s, searing leads – this is unapologetic rock ’n’ roll spat out in the discipline’s mother tongue. With Wild Flag on hiatus, Mary Timony (Autoclave, Helium) needed a new outlet, so she retreated to her basement and started writing. To her surprise, the songs came easily and the hooks practically wrote themselves. Mary found Laura Harris (The Aquarium, Benjy Ferree) and they hit it off immediately. Laura is a monster on drums: intuitive, solid, and just a bit rough around the edges. The pair played together for a couple of months in a tiny carpet-lined practice space shared with half a dozen hardcore bands and what appeared to be the better part of a B.C. Rich Mockingbird. In walked Betsy Wright from the wilds of Virginia. She and Mary have similar tendencies, both defaulting to denim and The Voidoids. Betsy is a performer and an ace piano player, and before long, she was slinging a cherry SG as the third member of Ex Hex. The group played a handful of shows and a couple of months later, in the spring of 2014, headed into the studio. Working furiously, they recorded over the span of two weeks in North Carolina with Mitch Easter (Let’s Active) and in the basement of Mary’s home with frequent collaborator Jonah Takagi. Bobby Harlow (The Go, Conspiracy of Owls) was tapped to mix because of his unique take on making rock records. What results is Ex Hex Rips, twelve songs about underdogs, guys stealing your wallet, schoolyard brawls, and getting bent. The record happens pretty quickly, so don’t blink.
File Under: Indie Rock
Flying Lotus: You’re Dead! (Warp) LP
Youre Dead! is a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. A sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exist between our world and another. The enduring universe of Flying Lotus’ supporting cast has expanded and evolved to feature in order of appearance, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa, alongside mindblowing original artwork by Japanese comic book artist Shintaro Kago. “The album isn’t about the end, it’s really the beginning. Its a celebration of the next experience. Its the transition and the confusion. Its not hey you’re dead. It’s hey you’re dead!” – Flying Lotus “Trailblazing…contains everything from prog to hip-hop, all unified as a 38-minute journey about the concept of death.” – Rolling Stone
File Under: Hip Hop, Electronic
Foxygen: …And Star Power (Jagjaguwar) LP
Foxygen follow up their critically acclaimed 2013 debut album We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic with an ambitious romp through the charred fields of Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk and the cosmic vortex of Todd Rundgren’s A Wizard A True Star. Foxygen …And Star Power is a cinematic auditory adventure for the speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees, and misfits made by Foxygen at Dream Star Studios in their Secret Haunted House with the UFOs flying around in the sky. A gaggle of guest stars. Roman-numeraled musical suites. Vocals recorded on a shoddy tape machine at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Chateau Marmont. A svelte 82-minute run time of psych ward folk, cartoon fantasia, songs that morph into each other, weaving in and out of the head like UFO radio transmission skullkrush music. ADHD star power underground revolution. Soft-rock indulgences, D&D doomrock and paranoid bathroom rompers. Process is the point. A kaleidoscoping view. Blasphemy even the gods smile one. Rock and roll for the skull…
File Under: Indie Rock
Musk: s/t (Holy Mountain) LP
MUSK is the new flesh, or at least what’s secreted from the glands located under the skin. Frontman Rob Fletcher is the last guy in the world you’d think had pheromones; they might work on him, but his voice is definitely in the “let’s get the fuck away from this guy” category, with his undeniable ability to growl, spit, shriek and wretch while the band attacks. Drummer Brendan Leonard is a total can-basher, and bass-player John Laux is sublime. The weird thing about MUSK is that on top of all this malign beauty – what sounds like the six movies John Saxon made in Italy that nobody except the biggest creeps in the world know about, or Beefheartian blues lurch juxtaposed against that lost ’80s pigfuck clangor.. guitarist Chris Owen bleeds reverb everywhere, as if his amp had a heart to be stabbed, but it’s just a cone about to rupture. His leads give off a sick, dusty twang, pained as if in their death throes (which is saying something, because the guy looks like the dad from The Family Circus). Each dying twitch and every belligerent throb was captured by engineer Chris Woodhouse (Oh Sees, Fuzz, Ty Segall, Intelligence). Whether working the muggy Southern Gothic angle or treading knee-deep in NYC’s pungent sewers, all routes on Musk lead to a cold, shuddering finality. Long live the new flesh! “Primitive sludge with an ample amount of weirdness, MUSK’s music is deft combination of Flipper, later Scientists, various AmRep swamp dwellers and DEVO if the Akronites were forced to play in a tar pit.” – Scott Soriano, S-S Records
File Under: Punk, Psych, Garage
My Brother the Wind: Live at Roadburn (Roadburn) LP
Roadburn Records is proud to announce the next installment in their ongoing Live At Roadburn series. This time its the gig My Brother The Wind played at Roadburn 2013 and is available now on double (but 3-sided!) vinyl. Who is this My Brother The Wind they talk about you say, well… Led by Anekdoten‘s Nicklas Barker, the chemistry between Barker, Mathias Danielsson (guitars), Ronny Eriksson (bass) and Tomas Eriksson (drums) is really something special, as captured on their latest album, I Wash My Soul in the Stream of Infinity, recorded in only 4 hours during a cold Swedish winter’s night in 2011. With the focus less on guitar solos and more on group virtuosity, the instrumentation is altered to create interesting and intricately layered rock soundscapes, seemingly influenced by King Crimson, Amon Düül II and Sweden’s seminal prog-pioneers, Träd, Gräs och Stenar. This particular influences serve in distinguishing My Brother The Wind‘s instrumental odysseys from the current crop of European jam-bands. My Brother The Wind takes the best elements of improvised kraut and prog-rock, and once the spaceship has escaped the pull of Earth’s gravity, they drift into magnificent droning space rock and psychedelic orbits.
File Under: Metal, Space Rock
Oasis: (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (Big Brother) LP
(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, the follow-up to Oasis’ landmark debut album Definitely Maybe, is the British act’s biggest-selling album with 22 million copies sold worldwide. It was recorded between May and June 1995 in Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing. Released on October 2, 1995, it spent 10 weeks at No.1, is the 5th biggest-selling album in UK chart history and became the band’s breakthrough album in the US where it sold 4 million copies. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? features many of Oasis’ biggest hit singles, including “Don’t Look Back In Anger,” “Wonderwall,” “Champagne Supernova,” “Some Might Say” and “Roll With It,” and won the Best Album at the 1996 Brit Awards. This new 20th anniversary gatefold 180g 2LP-set has been meticulously remastered from the original 1995 half inch tapes by Ian Cooper at London’s Metropolis Studios, supervised by the album’s producer Owen Morris. Also includes high quality download code for B-sides, plus unreleased and rare tracks including demos and live recordings. Highlights of the download bonus content include: Previously unheard demos of “She’s Electric” and “Rockin’ Chair” recorded at Mark Coyle’s Manchester studio. Demos of “Some Might Say,” “Hey Now” and “Bonehead’s Bank Holiday” recorded by Mark Coyle for the first time at the band’s soundcheck, Club Quattro in Tokyo in September 1994. Live recordings from legendary gigs such as Knebworth House, Maine Road Stadium, Earls Court and Bath Pavilion. All of the Morning Glory singles and acclaimed B-sides including “Talk Tonight,” “Acquiesce,” “The Masterplan” and “Underneath The Sky”
File Under: Britrock
Pelican: Arktika (Oblique) LP
With Arktika (their first stand alone live record), Pelican cements their position atop the post-metal throne by delivering a live album that doesn’t just slavishly recreate standards from the band’s expansive discography, but transforms the songs into something altogether sludgier, grittier & reminiscent of the bubbling tar pits of the Russian tundra, from whence both came. Recorded in St. Petersburg in July 2013. Contains tracks from across Pelican’s discography, coating them all with a layer of distortion & darkness unheard on the studio versions. 2LP Black vinyl pressing limited to 300 copies, includes download code.
File Under: Metal, Live
Pharmakon: Bestial Burden (Sacred Bones) LP
Four days before New York noise musician Margaret Chardiet was supposed to leave for her first European tour as Pharmakon, she had a medical emergency which resulted in a major surgery. Suddenly, instead of getting on a plane, she was bedridden for three weeks, missing an organ. “After seeing internal photographs taken during the surgery, I became hyperaware of the complex network of systems just beneath the skin, any of which were liable to fail or falter at any time,” Chardiet said. “It all happened so fast and unexpectedly that my mind took a while to catch up to the reality of my recovery. I felt a widening divide between my physical and mental self. It was as though my body had betrayed me, acting as a separate entity from my consciousness.” Consumed by these ideas, and unable to leave her bed, Chardiet occupied herself by writing the lyrics and music that would become Bestial Burden, the second Pharmakon LP for Sacred Bones Records. The album is a harrowing collection of deeply personal industrial noise tracks, each one brimming with struggle and weighted with the intensity of Chardiet’s internal conflict. Bestial Burden was recorded at Heaven Street Records in Brooklyn, N.Y. with Sean Ragon (Cult of Youth, Venerence), who also recorded 2013’s critically acclaimed Abandon. Ragon allowed Chardiet to experiment with a mix of live recording and tracking, and some of the vocals were recorded live with a small group of people packed into the studio so she could feed off their energy. The result of those sessions is the bar-raising follow-up to Abandon, and an invitation to go even deeper into the sometimes terrifying, always fascinating labyrinth that is Margaret Chardiet’s mind.
File Under: Industrial, Noise
Lou Reed: Hassled in April (Let Them Eat Vinyl) LP
Deluxe vinyl edition, a rare Lou Reed FM broadcast from 1978! The broadcast recordings included on this release showcases Lou Reed’s eighth solo album, “Street Hassle”, which was issued in February 1978, during the most prolific period of the man’s recording career. Featuring massive hits by Lou including ” Walk on the Wild Side”. Available in two different versions: Standard and Limited Coloured vinyl. 140 gram double blue vinyl with different artwork. 1000 copies.
File Under: Rock, VU
We Were Promised Jetpacks: Unravelling (Fat Cat) LP
We Were Promised Jet Packs present us with Unravelling, easily their most accomplished album, and a new direction in songwriting for the band. Recorded in Glasgow at the infamous Chem19 Studios with Paul Savage (The Twilight Sad, Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai), the album focuses all the power and fury of the Jetpacks to a finely controlled point. These songs focus the power that’s always been present in Jetpacks’ records to a fine point, crafting from both youthful catharsis and skillful maturity. The band’s spring US tour proved that as much as fans love the chest rattling crescendos of their catalog, they’re equally ready for the bit of sheen that’s found its way to the forefront of the new songs. Particularly instrumental to the widening sound is the addition of new member and longtime friend Stuart McGachan, a multi-instrumentalist described by the band’s Adam Thompson as “an accomplished keys, piano and guitar player as well as having a lovely little singing voice,” all of which added greatly to the development of the band’s new direction. Live, the five-piece setup only adds to the power and bombast that echoes from the stage, but in the studio the new flexibility has lead to an album with widescreen vision, supple emotional shading and particularly catchy hooks laced throughout.
File Under: Indie Rock
Various: New Orleans Soul (Soul Jazz) LP/CD
For more than ten years Soul Jazz Records have been exploring and documenting the sound of New Orleans Funk. Now we turn their attention to the flipside of this musical coin – New Orleans Soul. These two musical forms share a lineage that begins with the city’s enormous rhythm and blues explosion in the post-war 1940s and 1950s. New Orleans Soul incorporated the soulful vocals of the gospel church, the driving beat of rhythm and blues, as well as traces of the second-line parade bands and the latinized rhythms of the city. Here you will find New Orleans soul in all its glorious variations – from the deep, deep soul of singers Aaron Neville, Willie Tee and Robert Parker to the storming northern soul of Maurice Williams and Eldridge Holmes, the funky soul of Eddie Bo, Lionel Robinson and Ernie K-Doe all alongside the Crescent City’s finest soul sisters – Irma Thomas, Betty Harris, Jean Knight, Inell Young and more! The main force behind New Orleans Soul is Allen Toussaint, a virtual one-man hit-making machine in the 1960s, writing, arranging and producing hit after hit for an unending list of unbelievably talented local singers such as Eldridge Holmes, Maurice Williams, Betty Harris, Ernie K Doe and Diamond Joe all of whom are featured. New Orleans is also a city of great musical families. Vocalist Aaron Neville was the brother of Art Neville (who formed The Meters) and later in the 1970s joined with brother Cyril to form The Neville Brothers. Soul vocalist supreme Willie Tee is also known as Wilson Turbinton, who alongside brother Earl, formed the super-heavy funk band The Gaturs and backed the Mardi Gras Indian group The Wild Magnolias. Also included here are rare, lost and killer soulful tracks from New Orleans artists Eddie Bo (and protégée vocalist Inell Young), Jean Knight, Jimmy Hicks, Francine King and more! This album tells the story of New Orleans Soul and comes complete with extensive sleevenotes, exclusive photography, supreme sound quality and comes as deluxe CD with slipcase + outsize booklet, and super-heavy, super-loud limited-edition double vinyl album + download code.
File Under: Soul
A Tribe Called Quest: Low End Theory (Jive) LP
A Tribe Called Quest: Midnight Marauders (Jive) LP
Alt-J: This is All Yours (Atlantic) LP
Aphex Twin: Syro (Warp) LP
Arcade Fire: Reflektor (Sonovox) LP
Arcade Fire: Funeral (Merge) LP
Arcade Fire: Neon Bible (Merge) LP
Beatles: Mono Box (EMI) 14LPs
Black Flag: Damaged (SST) LP
Black Mountain: In The Future (Jagjaguwar) LP
Blonde Redhead: Fake Can Be Just As Good (Touch & Go) LP
Blonde Redhead: Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons (Touch & Go) LP
Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar) LP
Bon Iver: s/t (Jagjaguwar) LP
Bonnie Prince Billy: Singers Grave (Drag City) LP
Can: Tago Mago (Mute) LP
Can: Ege Bamyasi (Mute) LP
Can: Soundtracks (Mute) LP
The Clean: Anthology (Merge) 4LP
Dark: Around The Edges (Machu Picchu) LP
Death Cab For Cutie: Transatlanticism (Barsuk) LP
Mac Demarco: Salad Days (Captured Tracks) LP
Ella Fitzgerald: 3 Classic Albums (Art of Music) 3LP
Jimi Hendrix: Cry of Love (Reprise) LP
La Luz: It’s Alive (Hardly Art) LP
Led Zeppelin: II (Warner) LP
William Onyeabor: Who is (Luaka Bop) LP
Protomartyr: Under Color of Official Right (Hardly Art) LP
Pulp: Different Class (Plain) LP
Radiohead: In Rainbows (TBD) LP
Radiohead: Kid A (EMI) 2×10″
Rural Alberta Advantage: Hometowns (Paper Bag) LP
Rural Alberta Advantage: Mended with Gold (Paper Bag) LP/CD
Salem’s Pot: Lurar Ut Dig Pa Prarien (Riding Easy) LP
Shellac: Dude Incredible (Touch & Go) LP
Slint: Spiderland (Touch & Go) LP
Subrosa: More Constant Than The Gods (Profound Lore) LP
Timber Timbre: Creep on Creepin’ on (Arts & Crafts) LP
Tobacco: Ultima II Massage (Ghostly) LP
War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian) LP