4/23/21 New Releases
DINOSAUR JR – Sweep It Into Space LP/CD (Jagjaguwar) limited purple or black vinyl
It’s baffling that the original line-up of DINOSAUR JR. has been reformed for SIXTEEN years which is longer than probably 80% of bands last in total but it just proves that J, Lou & Murph knew the magic was impossible to fight. With some co-production by Dinosaur Jr. aficionado Kurt Vile, J & the boys have made another efficient collection of great songs that fits nicely in their already legendary discography. RECOMMENDED OF COURSE.
MONOBODY – Comma LP (Sooper)
MONOBODY is an instrumental rock/jazz/fusion band from Chicago featuring the talented Nnamdi on drums. Insane playing & progressive arrangements from this young band that will appeal to fans of fusion greats such as Tony Williams & LIFETIME, MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, TORTOISE, JOAN OF ARC etc…RECOMMENDED!
SPIRITUALIZED – Lazer Guided Melodies LP (Fat Possum) limited edition white vinyl
The early 90s space rock classic from Jason Pierce & SPIRITUALIZED is available once again this time on Fat Possum with updated cover art. Pierce’s former band SPACEMEN 3 was slowly moving in a more “pop” direction & he solidified that move on the SPIRITUALIZED debut which was a mix of Brit Pop, psychedelic revival & space rock. These albums have aged so damn well & it’s great to be able to stock them in the racks once again. RECOMMENDED!
TANGLED SHOELACES – Turn My Dial: M Squared Recordings & More 1981- 84 LP
Fantastic collection of recordings by this early 80s Australian band that’s youngest member was 10 & their oldest 14 when they started. The songs are surprisingly well-formed with great lyrics, a nice back & forth of boy/girl vocals, some synths, horns & acoustic overdubs. Fans of things like TV PERSONALITIES, the Slumberland & Sarah labels, 80’s Flying Nun artists etc… MUST hear this. RECOMMENDED.
ALAN VEGA – Mutator LP/CD (Sacred Bones) limited color or black vinyl
Sacred Bones has been granted access to the unreleased recordings of NYC art rock legend Alan Vega via his longtime collaborator Liz Lamere & this is the first release in their “Alan Vega Vault” series. Recorded at his studio in New York in the mid 90s, “Mutator” is a collection of dark, industrial inspired songs that fit nicely into Vega’s previously released work. This is a must have for fans for sure. RECOMMENDED.
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork: Field Recordings 1978- 1983 2LP (Mississippi)
Mississippi Records has put together a fantastic collection of Alan Lomax’s final American field recording sessions from 1978-1983. Lomax & his crew recorded over 350 hours of footage which was edited into the “American Patchwork” series which was shown on public television in 1991. This compilation features highlights of American folk, blues, string bands, zydeco & more from the series recorded in the American south & southwest. RECOMMENDED!
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – Crestone (Original Soundtrack) LP (Domino)
STEVE ARRINGTON – Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions 2LP (Stones Throw)
BLACK ANGELS – Live at Levitation LP (Reverb Appreciation Society) indie only color vinyl
JOHN LENNON & PLASTIC ONO BAND – John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band: Ultimate Mixes 2LP (Capitol)
ERIC CHURCH – Soul LP/CD (EMI)
CAL FISH – Plastic Flag LP (Fire Talk)
GANG OF FOUR – Entertainment! LP (Matador) remastered
GANG OF FOUR – Solid Gold LP (Matador) remastered
YUSEF LATEEF – Live at Ronnie Scott’s LP (Gear Box)
PANTERA – Cowboys From Hell LP (Atco) color vinyl reissue
PANTERA – Far Beyond Driven LP (Atco) color vinyl reissue
PANTERA – Great Southern Trendkill LP (Atco) color vinyl reissue
PANTERA – Reinventing the Steel LP (Atco) color vinyl reissue
PANTERA – Vulgar Display of Power LP (Atco) color vinyl reissue
REMEMBER SPORTS – Like a Stone LP/CD (Father/Daughter)
SADE – This Far box set 6LP (Epic)
ELLIOTT SMITH – Introduction to… LP (Kill Rock Stars)
ELLIOTT SMITH – Roman Candle LP (Kill Rock Stars)
SONIC BOOM – Almost Nothing is Nearly Enough 12” (Carpark) neon vinyl
UNWOUND – Challenge for a Civilized Society LP (Numero) splatter color vinyl
THE WHO – Sell Out: Deluxe Edition 2LP/2CD (Polydor)