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SCOTT, RAYMOND
Manhattan Research Inc. (imp, 180gm 3lp) (color Vinyl W/ Book, Download #'d Ed.)
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Music On Vinyl
Known primarily for his "cartoon jazz" works of the 30s, SCOTT was also quite the innovator in the realm of early electronic musics, even going so far as to invent a wide variety of instruments -- the Electronium, the Bass Line Generator, the Karloff, and many others. Now this era is captured in a deluxe triple LP set on limited red, white & blue vinyl with a booklet. Limited to 1000 copies!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $39.99

SCOTT, RAYMOND
Soothing Sounds For Baby, Vol. 1-iii (imp, 3lp Color Vinyl, #'d Ltd. Ed.)
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Music On Vinyl
Basta finally reissues this great collection of music for the baby in all of us; Here are three LP's of strange, soothing, but exciting electronic music from the mighty RAYMOND SCOTT...hear the beginnings of ambient/electronic music in all three volumes of this series. Limited edition pressing of 1000 on silver vinyl. Comes with a download & insert.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $33.99

MOUNTAIN GOATS
Goths (3lp, Red/green Vinyl) (w/ Bonus Tracks)
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Merge
John Darnielle returns in 2017 with his 16th album under the MOUNTAIN GOATS name. If you guessed that "Goths" is about being goth then you win because this is a concept album about goth culture, specifically 80's goth culture. Having grown up in the 80's myself, it's difficult to explain the difference between being goth THEN vs NOW but there truly is a difference & Darnielle & the band do their best to try & describe it. The album has a bit of a loungey feel to it, mainly because there are NO guitars on the album, mostly just electric pianos & synths backed by the rhythm section. MOUNTAIN GOATS fans will obviously be plays & those of you pining for the good old goth days will love it too. RECOMMENDED. Deluxe "Vampire" red vinyl with a bonus 12" on green vinyl of ambient mixes.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $32.99

FLYING LUTTENBACHERS
Revenge (remastered, Marble Vinyl)
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Skin Graft
2017 reissue/remaster of (one of) the FLYING LUTTEN- BACHERS' greatest moments, "Revenge." WEASEL WALTER's compositions are on full, insane display here, in what seems impossible but is truly the best free-jazz grindcore you'll ever hear. Think NAKED CITY, schizo- phrenia, full mental collapse, etc. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99

CRIMPSHRINE
Sound Of A New World Being Born (reissue W/ Booklet)
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Numero Group
Classic Bay Area punk from the '80s gets a much-needed reissue on -- of all labels -- Numero Group! Those guys know quality when they hear it! CRIMPSHRINE were early contemporaries of GREEN DAY, and most notably feature legendary zinester AARON COMETBUS on drums & JEFF OTT on guitar/vocals (he would later form FIFTEEN). It's commonplace now, but CRIMPSHRINE are the grandfathers of the whole gruff-pop-punk thing whose torch has been carried in more recent years by bands like JAWBREAKER, DILLINGER FOUR, LAWRENCE ARMS, etc. Absolutely timeless material!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

CRIMPSHRINE
Duct Tape Soup L.p. (reissue) (w/ Booklet)
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Numero Group
Classic Bay Area punk from the '80s gets a much-needed reissue on -- of all labels -- Numero Group! Those guys know quality when they hear it! CRIMPSHRINE were early contemporaries of GREEN DAY, and most notably feature legendary zinester AARON COMETBUS on drums & JEFF OTT on guitar/vocals (he would later form FIFTEEN). It's commonplace now, but CRIMPSHRINE are the grandfathers of the whole gruff-pop-punk thing whose torch has been carried in more recent years by bands like JAWBREAKER, DILLINGER FOUR, LAWRENCE ARMS, etc. Absolutely timeless material!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $14.99

WAVVES
You're Welcome (color Vinyl, Ltd. Ed.) (w/ Download)
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Ghostramp
"You're Welcome" is the 6th album from Nathan Williams' WAVVES. Released on Williams' Ghost Ramp label, this one ups the ante on WAVVES take on pop-punk gone psychedelic. Fans of their other stuff, BEST COAST, WEEZER, early FLAMING LIPS will love.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

DO MAKE SAY THINK
Stubborn Persistent Illusions (2lps) (180grm W/ Etching & Art Print)
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Constellation
"Stubborn Persistent Illusions" is the first album by Toronto's DO MAKE SAY THINK in 8 years. This album definitely sounds like it's been brooded over for awhile & it's completely stuff with ideas. This album feels MASSIVE & you can sense the 9 person line-up as they move through the complex arrangements. A lot of this reminds us of TORTOISE or RACHELS if they had gone in slightly different directions. Techy, post-rock seems to be all the rage right now so they're return is well-timed. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $23.99

BENNETT, BRIAN
Voyage (reissue) A Journey Into Discoid Funk
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Isle of Jura
2017 reissue of this sought-after Space Disco LP first released in 1978! The reissus is remastered from the original tapes so its funk is crystal clear!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $24.99

PATRICK, PAT & THE BARITONE SAXOPHONE RE
Sound Advice (reissue)
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Art Yard
2017 reissue of the lone solo LP released by PAT PATRICK, who played in SUN RA's ARKESTRA for 35 years & appeared on several classic SUN RA albums including "Angels & Demons At Play" & "Jazz In Silhouette." This LP features eight baritone sax players, including PATRICK & was first released on SUN RA's Saturn label.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99

DION
Kickin' Child: The Lost Album 1965
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Norton
Yes! Norton has dug up this "lost" album by the legendary Dion that was recorded in 1965 but never released until now. The album has remained unissued for 52 years, partially because of problems between Dion & Columbia in the 60's & then ultimately because it was eventually almost entirely forgotten, including by Dion himself. The album has an obvious Bob Dylan influence including the songwriting & Dion's singing style & the fact that there are 3 Dylan covers featured on the record. Fans of Dion, the 60's Greenwich Village scene, Fred Neil etc... should check this out. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $20.99

BOLZER
Hero (imp W/ Booklet)
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Iron Bonehead Produc
After a few solid EPs & demos, the Swiss duo BOLZER have finally delivered their debut full-length & it's a doozy. Solid melodic, progressive metal with a nice variety of tempo changes, blast beats, slow parts etc...The vocals are a mix of guttural growls that weirdly remind us of Lemmy in early MOTORHEAD & some melodic clean singing that supposedly has caused some controversy in the metal scene. We were totally on board after a few listens though. If you can imagine a mix of ENSLAVED with early MASTODON that might give you an idea what this sounds like. RECOMMENDED!!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $21.99

TOITOITOI
Im Hag (imp)
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Ghost Box
TOITOITOI is the project of Berlin based Sebastian Counts. "Im Hag" fits the Ghost Box mold perfectly with influences ranging from old travel documentaries, folktales & long lost made for TV movies. Fans of the Ghost Box label, BBC library recordings etc... will flip for this. As always, you can't go wrong with Ghost Box! RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway
New CD $14.99

OPEN CITY
Ten Contemporary Hymns (clear/black)
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Open City
10 songs of melodic but aggressive punk/hardcore from a batch of vets: DAN YEMIN (LIFETIME, KID DYNAMITE), ANDY NELSON (PAINT IT BLACK, CEREMONY), CHRIS WILSON (TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS, TITUS ANDRONICUS) & RACHEL RUBINO (BRIDGE & TUNNEL). This hits hard, but not so hard that it'll leave your head spinning. Mature!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $17.99

BRAIN FEVER
Brain Fever (ltd 300, Single-sided)
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Yage
Six songs of straightforward & well-written hardcore from members of so many good bands we can't even believe it: ASSUCK, IN/HUMANITY, JUD JUD, NO STATIC & even more. Much more linear than most of their old bands, no blasting or metal influence whatsoever.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $12.99

CIVILIZED
Chopping Block (white Vinyl)
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Youth Attack
Violent, fast hardcore from Denver's CIVILIZED also comes packaged with cover art that made everyone on staff squirm. Another total package from Youth Attack so good it makes us sick.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $16.99

GRINNING DEATH'S HEAD
Blood War (blood Red Vinyl)
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Youth Attack
It only took eight years, but the mysterious, no frills black metal cult known as GRINNING DEATH'S HEAD finally disgraces our hearing with another full-length. Think BONE AWL, ANCESTORS or even DARKTHRONE.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $16.99

CULTURE SHOCK
Culture Shock (coke Bottle Clear)
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Youth Attack
Ripping, punch-to-the-gut hardcore with no tough-guy attitude. Just a couple of punks hammering at their instruments & screaming their brains out. Another Youth Attack banger!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $17.99

DILATED PEOPLES
Platform (2lp, Reissue)
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Get On Down
2017 reissue of this classic California hip-hop album, first released in 2000! When this came out, it was not only as bangin' as it is today, but a breath of fresh air after several years of gantsta rap eminating from the same coast with its more conscious, feel-good approach. Features in-house production by EVIDENCE & DJ BABU as well as outside help from ALCHEMIST, E- SWIFT & KUT MASTA KURT. Guests on the mic include THA ALKAHOLIKS, B-REAL (CYPRESS HILL), ACEYALONE, DEFARI, EVERLAST, PHIL DA AGONY & PLANET ASIA!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $24.99

KRUSHLOVE
Saga
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Krushlove
11-track album from Chicago producer KRUSHLOVE varies in sound depending on the MC on any given track, but KRUSHLOVE's beats mix boom-bap with fuzzy melody & it's clear he chose wisely when it comes to the MCs: ALL NATURAL, PUGS ATOMZ, RASHID HADEE, RICH JONES VANDELL & BIG ONCE.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $11.99

FULL OF HELL
Trumpeting Ecstasy (w/download)
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Profound Lore
Anticipated 2017 FULL OF HELL album is a 23-minute endurance exercise of pulverizing & creative grindcore from these East Cost maniacs. FULL OF HELL has come a long way since their debut in 2011; at first just a fuzzy, fast hardcore band with touches of abrasive noise, their sound now is finely honed grind (beardo metal fans will probably not be into this), still with noise but also ripping fast (most of the time), using high/low vocals to great effect & finally -- and this is key -- actual SONGS amidst the chaos with great riffs & execution; these guys are great players. The religious imagery & lyrical themes are the icing on the cake. Extreme music fans: you can't live with- out this one! Sure to be one of the best of 2017!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $21.99

AT THE DRIVE- IN
In.ter A.li.a (color Vinyl, Ltd, 180g) (w/ Download)
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Rise
Inter Alia, from the Latin, means "Among Other Things" an almost perfect way of descirbing the return of one of the most beloved rock bands of a generation. A powerful & gripping mixture of post-punk that ultimately broke down into it's component parts with The Mars Volta, a violent storm of Prog, Latin American jazz & guitar music, & Sparta, a grounded earthy Emo band with a ear for tightly written melody. After 17 years apart, & without founding member Jim Ward, the boys from El Paso are back with something that picks up right where they left off, again combining those disparate parts into something driving, frantic, & beautiful.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $19.99

LOCK UP
Demonization
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Listenable
After six long years, all-star grindcore unit LOCK UP blasts back with a new vocalist (don't worry, it's KEVIN SHARP from BRUTAL TRUTH) & what sounds like a re-tooled engine. The rest of the band (NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY, PENTAGRAM CHILE's ANTON REISENEGGER & drummer extrordinaire NICHOLAS BARKER) are set to "kill." Perfect production allows the riffage to shine through all of the blasting & SHARP's vocals are creative & layered as ever. Very, very good!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $23.99

ARTIFICIAL BRAIN
Infrared Horizon
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Profound Lore
Anticipated second album from New York's ARTIFICIAL BRAIN!! If you like your death metal layered & from outer space, please check this out immediately. This isn't clinical tech-death like ORIGIN, though no less impressive, but rather linear & rich, more along the lines of GIGAN or ULCERATE. Very fast & brutal but with the perfect amount of melody. Later-era DECREPIT BIRTH is another reference point. Soon-to-be legendary material on Profound Lore!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99

SADIER, LAETITIA & SOURCE ENSEMBLE
Find Me Finding You
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Drag City
Laetitia Sadier is likely best known for her work in STEREOLAB, but since then she has continued to put out new music, under both her name as well as MONADE. She is joined by collaborators THE SOURCE ENSEMBLE this time around, providing an excellent collection of bubbly, loungy pop you have come to expect from her. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

SJOB MOVEMENT
Friendship Train (reissue)
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Cultures of Soul
MOOG'ed out Nigerian rock/funk from 1977, finally back in print! Absolutely funky.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $17.99

DECISIONS
Decisions
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Cold Slither
Noisy but melodic rock & roll from DECISIONS (ex- HOSPITAL GARDEN, TERRIBLE TWOS) kinda similar to HUSKER DU. Check out the Rock Saxophone on this one!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New Cassette $4.99

BAMA LAMAS (LES BAMA LAMAS)
Security It's Too Late
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Bama Lamas
2017 brings us two new tracks from Chicago's best rock & soul band, THE BAMA LAMAS. These two songs feature co-vocals with GABRIELLE SUTTON, a dancefloor burner on the A-side & the heartbreak-induced slow jam on "It's Too Late," which also has some very nice action on the keys. Hot stuff, comin' through!!
Available at: All Stores
New 45 $5.99

TELEPATH
A (imp, White Vinyl)
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Dream Catalogue
"I was standing in a large square room and there was nothing below me, nothing above me. I looked down and the floor was an infinite black void, descending into nothingness. Above me was an eternal white void, ascending forever. I stood facing the wall where the two met, a neutral zone. Sensing a strong presence behind me, I turned and saw a girl who glowed radiantly with her own light, a vivid entity. As our eyes met for the first time, an intense feeling of love overpowered me. She began to glow even brighter, more light emanating from her being until the light consumed us both and we joined together as one. In that moment of telepathy we shared memories, emotions and everything together as one mind. We felt our connection so powerfully; an eternal bond that could never be broken. She began to explain many things about myself, life and the cycle of human existence until the knowledge transfer became too intense and made me black out. Waking up, I knew I had found my true love and my purpose in life. I knew then to call her A."
Available at: All Stores
New LP $23.99

KONAMI KUKEIHA CLUB
Snatcher (2lp, Soundtrack) (ltd Color Vinyl)
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YeTee
First ever vinyl issue of Konami's legendary PC-8801 (later ported to Sega CD) masterpiece, SNATCHER. This is an early game directed by none other than Hideo Kojima of METAL GEAR fame. This is everything you want it to be- cyberpunk jams to accompany your adventures in the neon-lit back alleys of Neo Kobe City. This game has developed a rabid, cult like following, and copies of the Sega CD game go for around $400. Do yourself a favor and pick up this limited color version we've gripped from our friends at The YeTee before these are gone!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $35.99