10/9/20 NEW RELEASES
BUDOS BAND – Long in the Tooth LP/CD (Daptone) ltd. splatter vinyl
THE BUDOS BAND has been a stalwart for Daptone as a label, consistently making killer instrumental funk for the past fifteen years, drawing heavily from afrobeat with robust horns and complex polyrhythms. “Long In The Tooth” is a bridging of that sound and the last two albums’ SABBATH-influenced heavy psych. GET IT!
FUTURE ISLANDS – As Long As You Are LP/CD (4AD) limited color or black vinyl
The much adored Baltimore synth pop band FUTURE ISLANDS return in 2020 with “As Long As You Are.” These guys have mastered their style of electronic pop & this one is full of triumphant moments & some beautiful, chilled-out moments, specifically on the excellent track “Moonlight” which reminds us of JOY DIVISION’s classic “Atmosphere.” RECOMMENDED.
MARY LATTIMORE – Silver Ladders LP/CD (Ghostly) color or black vinyl
“Silver Ladders” is the 2020 album from the L.A. based harpist Mary Lattimore. The album was recorded & produced at Neil Halstead’s (SLOWDIVE) studio in Cornwall & the album has a haunting & still timelessness to it, like when you hear traditional songs that you know have existed for hundreds of years. Perfect music for the upcoming Autumn months.
METZ – Atlas Vending LP/CD/TAPE (Sub Pop) first press “loser edition” color vinyl
The Toronto noise-rockers METZ are back with another strong album. In your face & crisp production & as always, very energetic face melting performances. Bits of BIRTHDAY PARTY, JESUS LIZARD, JAWBOX, FUGAZI & even Chicago’s FACS jump out but these guys have always brought their own take to melodic post-punk.
MRS. PISS – Self-Surgery LP/CD (Sargent House) single-sided red & black vinyl w/ etching
MRS. PISS is the combination of CHELSEA WOLFE and the drummer JESS GOWRIE, and their first EP is a furious collection of industrial metal, centering WOLFE’s sound design and floating, gothic vocal delivery on GOWRIE’s rhythmic command which adds a fair amount of pummelling to the mix. An interesting counterbalance to WOLFE’s 2019 release “Birth of Violence”, which was more geared towards the folk end of her repertoire. It should come as no surprise that this comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
REZN – Chaotic Divine 2LP (Self Released)
“Chaotic Divine” is a welcome dose of psychedelic doom & sludge. SLEEP-esque riffage, melodic mid-tempo rock ala DEAD MEADOW, nods to space rock legends HAWKWIND & even hints of metallic grunge legends ALICE IN CHAINS. RECOMMENDED.
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND – Seven Turns LP (Music on Vinyl) limited 180 gram silver vinyl
ANTELOPER – Tour Beats, Vol. 1 LP (International Anthem)
BLACK SABBATH – Paranoid Super Deluxe box set 5LP (Rhino) 50th Anniversary Edition
BUFFALO TOM – Birdbrain LP (Beggars Banquet) 30th anniversary edition
DON CHERRY – “Mu” First Part/ “Mu” Second Part/ Orient 2CD (Charly)
SAM COOKE – Mr. Soul LP (Music on Vinyl) limited 180grm purple vinyl
BETTY DAVIS – Betty Davis LP (Light in the Attic) blue vinyl
BETTY DAVIS – They Say I’m Different LP (Light in the Attic) red vinyl
GUNN-TRUSCINSKI DUO – Soundkeeper 2LP (Three Lobed Recordings)
LARAAJI – Moon Piano LP (All Saints)
LINKIN PARK – Hybrid Theory 4LP box set (Warner)
MACHINEDRUM – A View of U LP (Ninja Tune) marbled vinyl
ROISIN MURPHY – Roisin Machine CD (Loaded) vinyl coming soon
NORTH AMERICANS – Roped In LP (Third Man) limited color vinyl
REPLACEMENTS – Pleased to Meet Me 3CD/LP (Sire)
SAD13 (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz) – Haunted Painting LP (Wax Nine) pink vinyl
SLADE- Cum on Feel the Hitz LP/CD (BMG)
SLOWDIVE – Blue Day LP (Music on Vinyl) limited180grm marble vinyl
TALKING HEADS – Fear of Music LP (Sire) silver vinyl Rocktober pressing
TALKING HEADS – Talking Heads 77 LP (Sire) green vinyl Rocktober pressing
TALKING HEADS – More Songs About Buildings & Food LP (Sire) red vinyl Rocktober
THE TWILITE TONE – The Clearing LP (Stones Throw)
TWIN PEAKS – Side A 10” (Grand Jury) pink vinyl
V/A – Kaleidoscope: New Spirits Known & Unknown 3LP + 7” (Soul Jazz)