…..news letter #665 – ngoziwow…..

Not a ton in this week, but that’s ok because next week is gonna be killer…

We might not be American, but that’s not gonna stop us from getting our hands on a whack of all the special Black Friday RSD items coming out. But more importantly, come help celebrate or 13 years of slinging all the best wax in town! Stop in and take advantage of sale pricing. Finish up your Xmas shopping. Start your Xmas shopping. Xmas shop for yourself. Send your loved ones to Xmas shop for you…

…..pick of the week…..

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Circle: Guillotine (Full Contact) LP
“Born in the bucolic city of Pori, Finland, Circle has been defying expectations since 1991. This unpredictable ensemble led by Jussi Lehtisalo has been reinventing, refining and perfecting its technical drones and heavy riffs over the course of numerous European, American and Japanese releases. The band effortlessly devours and personalizes skewed progressive-rock rhythms, distorted guitar firepower, cosmic sound paintings, gleaming minimalism, Kraut-influenced phrase repetition, and hymnal incantations written in a made-up language called Meronian. Circle’s instantly recognizable albums and frantic live sets have garnered ample international praise while masterfully exploring the outer limits of grinding tension and celestial calm.” One of the most varied and experimental works yet from an unflinchingly varied and experimental group. Jussi’s unique and powerful stream of consciousness singing appears in various incarnations and intensities, ranging effortlessly from far-eastern mystic to sideshow madman-comedian, possessed metal-maven to syllable-mangling cartoon monster. The entire band showcases its far ranging abilities, from their sublime droning diamond-sharp krautrock workouts, through multi-faceted movements of donk and plink; intuitive avant and experimental pieces slither and slake through jodorowskian acoustic stretches. a primality akin to the earliest Amon Duul I metamorphs with meticulous perfection into something like the giddy kraut-prog of the most sophisticated and animated Amon Duul II. “Simple and melodic guitar lines, antiquated synthesizers, and the occasional deep, Gregorian-style chant, intertwine with warm washes of sound and urgently staccato rhythms. Like a Steve Reich or Terry Riley piece performed by a rock band. Basic riffs are stretched and reshaped, creating bleak, underwater grooves and dizzyingly repetitive rhythms sounding like an otherworldly This Heat or a heavier, more damaged Can. Mellow jazzy moments and delicate melodies intersect with heavy, Bonham-esque beats and crushing hypnotic force.” Andee Connors / tUMULt.

File Under: Psych, Krautrock, Prog, Finland
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…..new arrivals….. 

future daysCan: Future Days (Mute) LP
In Tomorrow… Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit – who formed a group which would utilize and transcend all boundaries of ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music. Throughout the changing eras of the band, they enlisted the talents of different powerful singers like Malcom Mooney and Damo Suzuki and collaborators such as Reebob Kwaku and Rosko Gee. Can’s wide-reaching influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in subsequent acts who freely acknowledge their importance – from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West and Radiohead to John Lydon, The Fall, Ariel Pink, Fuck Buttons, Sonic Youth, Factory Floor and Queens Of The Stone Age. Originally issued in 1973, Future Days is the fifth studio album from Can and follow-up to their transitioning 1972 effort Ege Bamyasi. On Future Days the band employs much more of an ambient sound than on their previous records and this is the last album to feature vocalist and self-defined “20th century nomad,” Damo Suzuki. It was shortly after original Can vocalist Malcolm Mooney had left the band that they found themselves without a singer on the night of a sold-out concert. Upon spying Damo busking on the streets of Cologne, Holger Czukay just walked up to him and asked him if he wanted to sing at the concert; no rehearsal, just get up on stage with the band and sing. Damo, of course, accepted and the classic Can line-up was born.

File Under: Krautrock, Prog, Essential Grooves
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Captain Beefheart: Sun Zoom Spark (Rhino) 4LP Box
In the wonderfully idiosyncratic discography of the-one-of-a-kind artist Captain Beefheart (aka Don Van Vliet), attention usually focuses on the carefully wrought, experimental music heard on his noted masterwork Trout Mask Replica. As a consequence, the three stellar albums recorded soon after Lick My Decals Off, Baby (1970), The Spotlight Kid (1972) and Clear Spot (1972) are often criminally overlooked. Rhino intends to rectify that with the limited edition 180g 4LP box set Sun, Zoom, Spark 1970-1972 which revisits the albums Beefheart recorded with the Magic Band in the early-seventies. It includes all three albums, which have been remastered for the first time, as well as an entire LP featuring 14 previously unissued outtakes from the era.

File Under: Rock, Blues, Fried, Essential Grooves
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Circle: 6000 km/h (Full Contact) LP
Ektro Records’ vision for the future is to offer “outstanding solutions of subversive sound art”. Key paths to realizing the vision are “harmonizing production lines” and “maximizing synergy advantages”. As part of this strategy, the company launches a new, innovative concept: The “6000 km/h” brand. 6000 km/h is a product line of high quality, multi-channel “live” recordings. The brand name strives to communicate “speed, dynamism and goal-orientedness”. The honour of opening the new product line has been given to Ektro records’ flagship merchandise Circle, jointly with its sister band oriented to the developing markets, Pharaoh Overlord. The pair of albums comprises a mutually complementing conceptual gesamtkunstwerk, the parts of which can, however, also be enjoyed as independent works. CIRCLE’s album 6000 km/h was recorded on the band’s European tour in spring 2014. Utmost care has been taken to include a top quality selection of most exciting “takes” of the band’s psychedelic rock hits like “Paniikin Valtias”, “Fish Reflection”, and the evergreen “Se Jonka Nimeä Ei Mainita”. Jussi Lehtisalo, the Executive Director of Ektro Records, is excited about the “6000 km/h” concept: “6000 km/h is our bravest product launch since the company started in 1996. This is going to be something totally whacked out!”

File Under: Psych, Prog, Finland, NWOFHM
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Circle: Hissi (Full Contact) LP
Nowadays, with Circle’s vast discography, you’ve come to expect the unexpected. Every other release seems to take a weird u-turn or completely wander off from the main autobahn, into the mysterious forests. In 1996, after releasing a few seven inches and two albums (Meronia and Zopalki) of guitar heavy hypnotic art rock, Circle still seemed like a band that’s progressing somewhat logically in their musical experiments. Hissi is the first “illogical” album in the ever-expanding, logic-defying discography of the band. Experimental puppet theatre music, demented lounge lizard grooves and cosmic rhythm music soundscapes that discard the band’s earlier guitar heavy approach almost completely. Hypnotic and strange like the first two albums, but still weird and unexpected. Psychedelic music without the usual hippie guitar solos and spacious effects or druggy trance techno thump. Not formally psychedelic, yet truly psychedelic, psychedelic in spirit. Now available on vinyl for the first time, remastered.

File Under: Psych, Prog, Finland, NWOFHM
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Circle: Hukkaamiskielto (Rutom Music) CS
Recorded live at Dynamo, Turku, February 23, 2011. P. Jääskeläinen, J. Jääskeläinen, J. Westerlund, J. Lehtisalo, T. Leppänen, M. Rättö + T. Laurila, live audio engineer & additional live effects. Synthesized and re-arranged by M. Laine / Wolfborder Studios Hukkaamiskielto (”the prohibition of disposals”) by Circle is a highly charged monolith based on a 26-track live recording by a veteran sound designer, recording engineer and audiovisual producer Max Laine of a Circle show in Dynamo, Turku in February 2011. The production was meticulously done by manipulating all of the actual individual tracks. What you hear on this cassette album is the end-result of synthesizing and replacing all key instruments with effects used in modern day transient-tracking and pitch-to-MIDI techniques. Therefore, Hukkaamiskielto begs the question, what is synthesized and what is actually human-generated as we move further towards a Kurzweilian singularity or rather away from it further into the roots of all electronic music. What you hear is a Circle show from beginning to the end, but only transformed beyond basic recognition. The term ”hukkaamiskielto” became part of Finnish street folklore in November 2013, when the chief officer of drug-related crimes Jari Aarnio, was faced with dozens of charges including gross misrepresentation of the evidence, aggravated acceptance of bribes, assistance of serious fraud and so on. His vast private property worth 500,000 € was thus given the status of ”hukkaamiskielto”.

File Under: Psych, Prog, Finland, Space Rock

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Circle: Surface (Full Contact) LP
Live album by the now legendary Meronia/Zopalki -era line-up of Circle. Recorded in 1996 at Pakkahuone, Tampere, and originally released in 1998, Surface captures the full frontal assault of an early Circle live show. Wondrous stories of a band of crazed art rock warriors playing with ear-exploding volume and wearing dead fish on stage are still told with awe and respect as people who saw the show refer to the gig immortalized in these recordings. Starting off with a spooky ambient rendition of Hank Williams’ “I Saw The Light” and then speeding up with jarring guitar riffage and nervous synthesizer licks, Surface builds tension without mercy or release. Hauntingly original rock music from a very weird period of alternative music in Finland. Now available for the first time on vinyl, remastered and with new artwork.

File Under: Psych, Prog, Finland, NWOFHM
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Fugazi: First Demo (Dischord) LP
In early January 1988 and after only ten shows, Fugazi decided to go into Inner Ear Studio to see what their music sounded like on tape. Despite the fact that Ian, Joe, and Brendan had been playing together for nearly a year, it was still early days for the band. Guy had only been a full member of Fugazi for a few months and only sang lead on one song (“Break In”). It would be nearly another year before he would start playing guitar with the band. At that time, the studio was still located in the basement of engineer Don Zientara’s family house. It was a familiar space as almost all of the members of Fugazi had recorded there with their previous bands (Teen Idles, Minor Threat, Deadline, Insurrection, Rites of Spring, Skewbald, Embrace, and One Last Wish). Joey Picuri (aka Joey P), who would later become one of Fugazi’s longtime sound engineers, joined the band for the initial tracking. The sessions only lasted a couple of days, but tour dates and indecision about the tape would delay the final mix for another two months. Though the band was at first pleased with the results, it soon became clear that this tape would remain a demo as new songs were being written and the older songs were evolving and changing shape while the band was out on tour. It was decided that the session would be passed out free as cassette copies, with the band actively encouraging people to share the recording. In the spring, Fugazi went out on its first U.S. tour and a few weeks after returning from the road they went back to Inner Ear to record what would become their debut Dischord release, the self-titled 7-song 12″ EP. The only song from the demo session that was formally released was “In Defense of Humans”, which appeared on the State of the Union compilation in 1989. Now, some 26 years later, Dischord is releasing the entire first demo including the one song (“Turn Off Your Guns”) that wasn’t included on the original cassette. This release also coincides with the completion of the initial round of uploads to the Fugazi Live Series website. Launched in 2011, the site lists and details all of Fugazi’s 1000+ performances and makes available close to 900 concert recordings that were documented by the band and by the public, as well as countless flyers, ticket stubs, posters, and photographs. After two years of work, all of the recordings in the band’s archive are finally posted. LP copies of First Demo will include a postcard set featuring photos of the band.

File Under: Punk
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Kylesa: Spiral Shadow (Season Of Mist) LP
Deriving their name from the Buddhist concept of “kilesa mara” meaning delusionary states of the mind, critically acclaimed Savannah, Georgia heavy rock outfit Kylesa cites acts like Neurosis, Kyuss, early Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath as influences, while critics have compared them to metal masters like Baroness and Mastodon. With their stellar fifth full-length, 2010’s Spiral Shadow, Kylesa delivered a mosaic of amazing audio atmospheres. Melodic and musical, the stellar 11-song set offers up huge, heavy, mesmerizing sound waves which continually wash over the listener. The hypnotic visions evoked by Spiral Shadow catapulted Kylesa into the next exciting phase of their continuous evolution and saw the band constantly on the road for the next few years.

File Under: Metal
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Loscil: Sea Island (Kranky) CD
Sea Island is a collection of new material composed and recorded over the past two years. While many of these compositions were performed live extensively prior to recording, others were constructed in the studio and are being heard for the first time here. Musically, the album represents a range of compositional approaches. Murky, densely textured depths of sound are explored with subtle pulses and pings woven within, contrasted with composed or improvised moments of acoustic instrumentation making a move into the foreground. Certain tracks on Sea Island such as album opener Ahull make rhythm their focus by exploring subtle polyrhythms and investigating colliding moments of repetition and variation.! Though staunchly electronic at its core, instruments such as vibraphone and piano make appearances, and layers of live musicality, improvisation and detail appear in the looped and layered beds of manipulated sound recordings. A varied cast of players appear in the loscil “ensemble”, some familiar collaborators from the past such as Jason Zumpano on rhodes and Josh Lindstrom on vibraphone, and others new to the mix such as Fieldhead’s Elaine Reynolds who provides layered violin on Catalina 1943, and Ashley Pitre contributing vocals on Bleeding Ink. Seattle pianist Kelly Wyse, who collaborated with loscil on his 2013 edition of piano-centric reworks Intervalo, performs on the tracks Sea Island Murders and En Masse. “Equal parts dub techno momentum and tenderly organic sound design, one which consistently and carefully treads a fine line between crepuscular, chamber-like melancholy and widescreen optimism.” – Boomkat

File Under: Electronic, CanCon
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Pharaoh Overlord: 6000 km/h (Full Contact) LP
Ektro Records’ vision for the future is to offer “outstanding solutions of subversive sound art”. Key paths to realizing the vision are “harmonizing production lines” and “maximizing synergy advantages”. As part of this strategy, the company launches a new, innovative concept: The “6000 km/h” brand. 6000 km/h is a product line of high quality, multi-channel “live” recordings. The brand name strives to communicate “speed, dynamism and goal-orientedness”. The honour of opening the new product line has been given to Ektro records’ flagship merchandise CIRCLE, jointly with its sister band oriented to the developing markets, PHARAOH OVERLORD. The pair of albums comprises a mutually complementing conceptual gesamtkunstwerk, the parts of which can, however, also be enjoyed as independent works. PHARAOH OVERLORD’s album 6000 km/h is a recording of the band’s show at Turku’s H2Ö festival, where they gave the festival audience the most unforgettable summer experience of the year 2014, taking them on a ride through time and space into a dialectical tailspin where the laws of music, theatre and society, among other things, turn into their opposites. All the songs on the album are world premieres, including titles such as “Hei Se Kassi Tänne”, “No Ota Sitten Kolmekymppiä”, and “Onkohan Tää Riisiä” Jussi Lehtisalo, the Executive Director of Ektro Records, is excited about the “6000 km/h” concept: “6000 km/h is our bravest product launch since the company started in 1996. This is going to be something totally whacked out!”

File Under: Psych, Krautrock, Prog, Finland
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floydPink Floyd: Endless River (Columbia) LP
Pink Floyd’s new album The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions, when David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason played freely together at Britannia Row and Astoria studios. This was the first time they had done so since the Wish You Were Here sessions in the seventies. Those sessions resulted in The Division Bell, the band’s last studio album. In 2013 David Gilmour and Nick Mason revisited the music from those sessions and decided that the tracks should be made available as part of the Pink Floyd repertoire. It would be the last time the three of them would be heard together. The band have spent the last year recording and upgrading the music, using the advantages of modern studio technology to create The Endless River. The Endless River is a tribute to Rick Wright, whose keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. It is a mainly instrumental album with one song, “Louder Than Words,” (with new lyrics by Polly Samson), arranged across four sides and produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson. The concept for the powerful imagery of a man rowing on a “river” of clouds was created by Ahmed Emad Eldin, an 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist. Ahmed’s image was then re-created by Stylorouge, award-winning UK design agency. Pink Floyd’s album artwork, mostly created by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis, is as legendary as the band’s music. With Storm’s passing in 2013, the task of finding an image that carried on Storm’s legacy passed to Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, Storm’s original partner in Hipgnosis. David Gilmour: “The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions. We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we’ve added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire.” Nick Mason: “The Endless River is a tribute to Rick. I think this record is a good way of recognizing a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was.”

File Under: Rock
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reichSteve Reich: Counterpoint: Kuniko Performs Reich (Linn) LP
Counterpoint – Kuniko plays Reich’ is a collection of works by Steve Reich arranged and performed by Kuniko, one of the most gifted and significant percussionists of her generation. The arrangements, made in collaboration with Steve Reich and originally premiered on ‘Kuniko plays Reich’ and ‘Cantus’, are available on LP for the first time. The pressing is on 180 gram vinyl and is manufactured by the prestigious Pallas firm in Germany, which is highly regarded by vinyl lovers everywhere. The LP showcases Kuniko’s new live solo marimba part that accompanies the pre-recorded tape of five marimbas in Six Marimbas Counterpoint. Kuniko gave the world premiere performance of her arrangement of Reich’s New York Counterpoint in New York in 2012. She won praise from the composer himself, who stated: ‘Kuniko Kato is a first rate percussionist.’ Kuniko’s arrangement of Vermont Counterpoint, originally for flute, piccolo and alto flute, was inspired after Reich himself suggested it. Kuniko is a soloist who is recognised around the world for her astonishing virtuosity, exquisite musical insight and expressive yet elegant performance style. Her debut album ‘Kuniko plays Reich’ was acclaimed by the media, becoming Linn’s bestselling album of 2011, whilst ‘Cantus’ entered the Top 10 of the Official UK Specialist Classical Chart. In 2012 KUNIKO completed a world tour playing at venues in America, France, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and Australia and in 2013 performed at the Lichfield and Cheltenham Music Festivals. Named ‘our greatest living composer’ by The New York Times, Pulitzer Prize winner, Steve Reich, is a pioneer of minimalist music.

File Under: Percussion, Classical, Minimalism

segallTy Segall: $ingle$ 2 (Drag City) LP/CD/CS
You thought Manipulator was the money album of the year? Think . . . AGAIN! 2014 ain’t done yet, and Singles 2 is here. And this time, it’s for the money. Two times! As all of the ears that have heard what Ty’s been putting out for the past five-ish years already know in their tiny l’il ear-brains, our kid’s got any number of places that he’s coming from, and putting them all into his rock and roll music is what he’s all about! Which is cool. Singles 2 sweeps out the ashes of the breakneck days (and nights!!!!) of 2011-2013, and burns down the house all over again in the process – but not by accident. Sorry . . . .Singles 2 slinks low and flat-out sprints behind the scenes of the Goodbye Bread – Twins – Sleeper trilogy (no it isn’t!), collecting all the now-out-of-print sides that totally work amazingly well together when placed back-to-back-to-back as an album. The super-deadly ‘Spiders’ single is spun again here in full, along with the epically pop b-sides for ‘I Can’t Feel It’, ‘The Hill’, and ‘Would You Be My Love’. Plus there are tracks for other righteous labels too (yes, Virginia . . . ) like Permanent, Castleface and Famous Class. Covering The Groundhogs, the Velvets and GG Allin, Ty reps for a good array of punk godheads too. Between the covers and the originals, Singles 2 is also a run through the SF 388 scene circa 2010-2013, with various local heroes like King Riff, Mike Donovan and Ty himself at the board. Sure, there’s the knotting up of all the loose ends for the heavy-breathin’, AADin’ freak-fans – but Singles 2 is really about the rush of getting a single for the a-side and then finding a total sunshine jewel like ‘Children of Paul’ or ‘Mother Lemonade’ on the flip. Or a stone-solid jam on a classic, like the COMPLETE retooling of ‘Femme Fatale’. Or hearing the Mackay-style sax bleatings of ‘Fucked Up Motherfucker’, and it fucking YOU up too! Closing the album with the seemingly unlikely (‘Music for a Film’, for REAL) and the seemingly inevitable (‘Pettin the Dog’, a mighty hardcore slamming of the lid) cleanses the palate for . . . what? Another spin, probably! Singles 2 has been designed to withstand obsessive flipping. Well, that it’s it for this one – until Singles 3-D, my friend…

File Under: Punk, Garage, Too Many Albums
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Wilco: 1994-2014: Alpha Mike Foxtrot (Nonesuch) 4LP
Nonesuch Records will release two new Wilco collections in November 2014 in conjunction with the influential Chicago band’s 20th anniversary. The first, Alpha Mike Foxtrot, is a 4LP box set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives. The second, What’s Your 20?, is a 2CD/digital compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings. Both collections are produced by Grammy-nominated producer Cheryl Pawelski, co-founder of Omnivore Recordings, whose credits include Big Star’s Keep an Eye on the Sky, The Band’s A Musical History, and Townes Van Zandt’s Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos 1971–1972. These are the first compilations of Wilco music of any kind. “Like a lot of fans, I had collected these straggling tracks over the past two decades of following Wilco’s every move,” Pawelski said. “Alpha Mike Foxtrot includes almost every unique, essential performance that appeared on soundtracks, tribute albums and B-sides – and there are probably a few surprises for even the sharpest collector. This set presents an alternate history of the band, kind of a sideways view, and ultimately, it’s a super-fun listening experience.” Alpha Mike Foxtrot features 64 pages of liner notes that include track-by-track recollections from Jeff Tweedy, notes by band members Nels Cline and John Stirratt, and reflections from members of Wilco’s extended professional family. The booklet also showcases dozens of archival and never-before-seen photos from a wide array of photographers chronicling all phases of the band’s career.

File Under: Alt. Country, Indie Rock
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…..restocks…..

Afghan Whigs: Do To The Beast (Sub Pop) LP
Amon Duul II: Yeti (Cleopatra) LP
Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am (Domino) LP
Arctic Monkeys: AM (Domino) LP
Baptists: Bushcraft (Southern Lord) LP
Beach House: Teen Dream (Sub Pop) LP
Beach House: Bloom (Sub Pop) LP
Boards Of Canada: Tomorrow’s Harvest (Warp) LP
Boris: Heavy Rocks (Sargent House) LP
Buena Vista Social Club: At Carnegie Hall (World Circuit) LP
Caribou: Swim (Merge) LP
Caribou: Our Love (Merge) LP
Dead Weather: Sea of Cowards (Thirdman) LP
Earth: Earth 2 (Sub Pop) LP
Earth: Phase 3 (Sub Pop) LP
Earth: Pentastar in the Style of Demons (Sub Pop) LP
Father John Misty: Fear Fun (Sub Pop) LP
Fleet Foxes: s/t (Sub Pop) LP
Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop) LP
Flying Lotus: You’re Dead! (Warp) LP
Goat: Commune (Sub Pop) LP
Iron & Wine: Creek Drank The Craddle (Sub Pop) LP
Iron & Wine: Shepherd’s Dog (Sub Pop) LP
Isis: In Absence of Truth (Robotic Empire) LP
Olivia Jean: Bathtub Love Killings (Thirdman) LP
King Tuff: Black Moon Spell (Sub Pop) LP
Daniel Lanios: Flesh & Machine (Anti) LP
Mogwai: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (Sub Pop) LP
Nehruviandoom: s/t (Lex) LP
Nirvana: Bleach (Sub Pop) LP
Obits: Bed & Bugs (Sub Pop) LP
Public Image LTD: First Issue (Light in the Attic) LP
Rodriguez: Coming From Reality (Light in the Attic) LP
Rodriguez: Searching for Sugar Man (Light in the Attic) LP
Sebadoh: Bake Sale (Sub Pop) LP
Ty Segall: Manipulator (Drag City) LP
Shellac 1000 Hurts (Touch & Go) LP
Shins: Oh Inverted World (Sub Pop) LP
Shins: Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop) LP
Shins: Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop) LP
Soundgarden: Screaming Life/Fopp (Sub Pop) LP
Stars of the Lid: Ballasted Orchestra (Kranky) LP
Washed Out: Within & Without (Sub Pop) LP
Washed Out: Paracosm (Sub Pop) LP
Wolf Parade: Expo 86 (Sub Pop) LP
Women: Public Strain (Flemish Eye) LP

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