6/4/21 NEW RELEASES
DEAD BOYS – Young Loud & Snotty LP (Jackpot) remastered on color vinyl
This punk classic is available once again on limited color vinyl, remastered from the original tapes courtesy of Jackpot records. We have a number of “punk 101” LPs in the racks & this one featuring Stiv Bators & Cheetah Chrome is one of them. RECOMMENDED!
HAILU MERGIA – Tezeta LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
What an amazing discovery by Awesome Tapes From Africa! Mostly unknown outside of Ethiopia until only recently, “Tezeta” was the debut release by Hailu Mergia & the Walias Band originally released on cassette in 1975. The recordings are slightly lo-fi but the songs are fantastic. Fans of Hailu Mergia & classic Ethic jazz in general must hear this. RECOMMENDED!
RYLEY WALKER – Course in Fable LP (Husky Pants) now on vinyl!
It’s been a whirlwind few years for Chicago ex-pat & our friend Ryley Walker. After years of battling addiction, he managed to get clean while being almost nakedly open about his experience in interviews. Free of his label, Ryler decided to spend his down time while he couldn’t tour by starting a new label to host his music & music made by his friends. Ryley
seems to be almost reborn & “Course In Fable” might be his strongest & most unique album yet. He’s pretty open about his love of British prog on his hilarious Twitter posts & there’s a lot of influence from prog legends GENESIS, the Canterbury Scene & 90s indie rockers like Jim O’Rourke. The album was recorded by another former Chicagoan, John McEntire of TORTOISE/SEA & CAKE et al. Congrats to Ryley & his bright future! RECOMMENDED.
ADRIAN YOUNGE – American Negro LP (Jazz is Dead)
Big 26-track record from the retro-soul practitioner ADRIAN YOUNGE, articulating the long, tragic and very “American” history of black oppression in the United States by exploring the psychological footprint left on the minds of black and white people alike. Heady stuff that still keeps the hazy, symphonic sound of his earlier material. On YOUNGE’s own Jazz Is Dead
label and RECOMMENDED.
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES
BEHERIT – Drawing Down the Moon LP (Kvlt) classic black/death metal back in print!
MIKE COOLEY, PATTERSON HOOD & JASON ISBELL – Live at Shoals Theater 4LP (Thirty Tigers)
JAPANESE BREAKFAST – Jubilee LP/CD/TAPE (Dead Oceans) limited color or black vinyl
MF DOOM – MM FOOD LP (Rhymesayers) back in print on limited color vinyl!
MIZMOR & ANDREW BLACK – Dialetheia LP (Gilead Media)
MNDSGN – Rare Pleasure LP (Stones Throw)
LIZ PHAIR- Soberish LP (Chrysalis) indie only color vinyl with signed print while supplies last! Regular vinyl & CD will be in early next week
RED FANG – Arrows LP (Relapse) limited color vinyl
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Strong Love: Songs of Gay Liberation 1972-81 LP (Chapter Music)
RISE AGAINST – Nowhere Generation LP/CD (Loma Vista) indie only color or deluxe w/ bonus 7”
ROSTAM – Changephobia LP/CD (Matsor Projects)
STROKES – Room on Fire LP (RCA) back in stock!
WIPERS – Wipers aka Tour 1984 LP (Jackpot) remastered on color vinyl
WOLF ALICE – Blue Weekend LP (RCA)