10/1/21 NEW RELEASES
DUSTER – 1975 (Numero Group) white or black vinyl
Originally released on Up Records in 1999, DUSTER’s “1975” has been reissued in 2021 on Numero Group. This one has less distortion & is much more mellow than the previous records & the vocals are a little more clear. If you dig the slow core sound of bands like CODEINE, BEDHEAD & more recently MIDWIFE then you need to check it out!
FULL OF HELL – Garden of Burning Apparitions LP (Relapse) neon yellow vinyl
FULL OF HELL continue to dazzle with their unique blend of death metal, grind, hardcore, noise & even some grunge on their 2021 album. Blown-out but simultaneously great sounding, crunchy riffs.
MAXIMUM JOY – Stretch 12” (1972)
Essential danceable post-punk from 1981 Bristol available once again courtesy of 1972. This two track 12″ almost never leaves this reviewer’s DJ crate (pre-pandemic that is) & that’s probably the case for many other DJs too. Released on Y Records in the UK & 99 Records in the US, the group featured members of GLAXO BABIES & THE POP GROUP, the group created rhythmic & dub-influenced post-punk that will appeal to fans of THE SLITS, RAINCOATS, POP GROUP & 99 bands like ESG & LIQUID LIQUID. RECOMMENDED!!
DAVID RUFFIN – David LP (Third Man)
David Ruffin, a founding member of THE TEMPTATIONS, made this album in 1970/71 & it was intended to be his third album but for a variety of reasons it was shelved & never released. Now this rare album has been issued by Third Man with an extra album of bonus tracks, mono versions etc…It’s pretty wild that a record this good hasn’t been officially released until now. Fans of Ruffin & THE TEMPTATIONS & the classic Motown sound will definitely want to pick this up.RECOMMENDED.
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Back up: Mexican Tecno Pop 1980-1989 (Dark Entries)
Dark Entries takes a journey through 1980s Mexican electronic music on this fantastic compilation. This is the first time most of these songs have ever been released on vinyl & there’s some killer stuff on here. Lo-fi minimal/dark wave, new wave & industrial by 10 mostly unknown bands. RECOMMENDED!
WITCH VOMIT – Abhorrent Rapture LP (20 Buck Spin) color or black vinyl
Four new songs clocking in at around 18 minutes by this Portland death metal band. Brutal death metal with somewhat lo-fi sounds that are dripping with atmosphere. Fans of classic 90s bands & the current death metal revival must hear this one. RECOMMENDED.
NEIL YOUNG – Carnegie Hall 1970 LP/CD (Reprise)
This is the first release in the new Neil Young Official Bootleg series & supposedly there at least 5 more on the way in the next year or so. This is a heavily documented period for Neil solo but there are a number of treats on this one that make it worth picking it up, plus it sounds fantastic. There’s a fun back & forth with the audience for “Sugar Mountain” that leads to a few planned false starts & stripped-down versions of songs that he didn’t do much like like “Cinnamon Girl”, “Expecting to Fly” & “Down by the River.” This is a golden age for Neil geeks & we’re loving it. RECOMMENDED.
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES & RESTOCKS
BLACK SABBATH – Technical Ecstasy 5LP/4CD box set(Rhino)
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB – BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB: 25th Anniversary LP/CD (World Circuit)
BRANDI CARLILE – In These Silent Days LP (Elektra)
CHUBBY & THE GANG – The Mutt’s Nuts LP/dlxLP (Partisan) deluxe ed. w/ 3D glasses
DEATH – Human TAPE (Relapse)
DEATH – Individual Thought Patterns TAPE (Relapse)
DEATH – Leprosy TAPE (Relapse)
DEATH – Scream Bloody GoreTAPE (Relapse)
DEATH – Sound of Perseverance TAPE (Relapse)
DEATH – Spiritual Healing TAPE (Relapse)
DUCKS LTD. – Modern Fiction LP/CD (Carpark) clear vinyl
HALSEY – If I Can’t Have, I Want Power LP (Capitol) indie only color vinyl back in stock!
HOVVDY – True Love LP (Grand Jury)
KOKOROKO – Baba Ayoola b/w Carry Me Home 12” (Brownswood)
MADVILLAIN – Madvillainy Remixes LP (Stones Throw)
MAGGOT BRAIN #6 MAGAZINE (Third Man)
PARK HYE JIN – Before I Die LP (Ninja Tune) limited pink vinyl
LEE PERRY & FRIENDS – Black Art from the Black Ark LP (Pressure Sounds)
JOHN PRINE – Fair & Square LP (Oh Boy) opaque green vinyl reissue
David Ruffin – David LP (Third Man)
SCREAMERS – Demo Hollywood 1977 LP (Superior Viaduct)
YASUAKI SHIMIZU – Kakashi LP (Palto Flats) available again!
SKIRTS – Great Big Wild Oak LP (Double Double Whammy) milky clear vinyl
TAYLOR SWIFT – Fearless: Taylor’s Version LP/TAPE (Republic)
STRAND OF OAKS – In Heaven LP/CD (Thirty Tigers)
ULVER – Themes From William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven & Hell LP (Peaceville)
ADRIAN YOUNGE & ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD – Jazz is Dead 9: Instrumentals 2LP (Jazz is Dead)
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Daptone Super Soul Revue 3LP/2CD (Daptone)