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Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles
Last Transmission (2lp) (limited Edition)
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Now Again
Uh . . . YEAH! Amazing collaboration between the ever- underrated HELIOCENTRICS & actor/director MELVIN VAN PEEBLES. The music is funky, outer-space jazz & PEEBLES gets his spoken-word on on a couple of tracks. *** LIMITED EDITION features a second LP of instrumentals! *** RECOMMENDED!
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New LP $27.99

Stranger
Bleaklow (imp, Reissue, Remastered)
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History Always...
Originally released on CD in 2008, this excellent album by THE STRANGER aka LEYLAND KIRBY (aka CARETAKER) is bleak, gray and excellent. Unsettling, frightening and cinematic, this album is fantastic. If you're into horror soundtracks, NATE YOUNG or alienatin, YOU NEED THIS!
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New LP $25.99

Ugly Heroes
Ugly Heroes Ep
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Mello Music Group
UGLY HEROES is VERBAL KENT & RED PILL dropping sick rhymes over dirty, groovy, soul crafted by APOLLO BROWN. This EP features a couple of tracks from their LP reworked as well some brand new tracks to hold you over while they work on the next LP. Check it out if you like old school DITC style stuff, or even some of the less jazzy TRIBE stuff.
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New LP $14.99

Diamond District
March On Washington
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Mello Music Group
Second LP from DMV URREA supergroup DIAMOND DISTRICT. We've been waiting on this since the first record dropped, & while each member has given dope solo product, there's not a whole lot out there like when these 3 MCs get together. This one's a departure from the first record definitely, as that one featured a more old school boom bap, sample driven style of production, but even with the new emphasis on synth sounds, the drums are crisp & deep, & the rhymes are amazing. From MelloMusicGroup, & HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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New CD $13.99

Walter Tv
Apettite (w/ Download Code & Poster)
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Sinderlyn
Originally released on cassette only in 2012, "Appetite" by WALTER TV is basically MAC DEMARCO & his touring band but with Pierce McGarry on guitar & vocals.
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New LP $15.99

Slant 6
Soda Pop * Rip Off (2014 Remaster) Soda Pop Rip Off (red Vinyl)
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Dischord
Our original description of this album from 1993 just said: "SLANT 6 HAVE MAD SEX APPEAL," so we'll elaborate on that by saying that this all-female three-piece plays stripped down rock but with a punk feel. They are on Dischord, after all. An underrated gem!
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New LP $12.99

Peaking Lights
Cosmic Logic (gatefold) (w/ Download)
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Domino
The married couple Aaron Coyes & Indra Dunis return with another album in 2014 as PEAKING LIGHTS. Since their move from Wisconsin to L.A., PEAKING LIGHTS has gotten a little shinier & a little poppier & "Cosmic Logic" is their most straight-ahead pop album yet. The sounds of "936" aren't entirely erased though, you can still hear reminders of their lo-fi, electro-dub early days but there's nothing lo-fi about this one. If you've beeen following these guys, this album will seem like a pretty logical progression to you & we wouldn't even be surprised to find out that folks who dig things like GRIMES & PURITY RING will like this.
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New LP $17.99

Marr, Johnny
Playland (w/ Printed Inner, Download)
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Sire
Marr's signature guitar style is quite present on this, along with some nice understated synth strings & some masterful drum work. PLAYLAND won't really feed your SMITHS addiction, but if you're really in need of a good dose of Brit-Pop, you'll probably be all about this record.
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New LP $16.99

Nehruvian Doom (bishop Nehru X Doom)
Sound Of The Son (w/ Printed Inner, Download)
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Lex
BISHOP NEHRU is part of the new school of NYC rappers. A prodigy, as a teen his flow, & rhyme style impressed one DOOM to come out of seclusion. On SOUND OF THE SON, DOOM mostly provides the backbeat & only rarely rhymes, while NEHRU uses a GURU like style to build excellent songs & an killer album.
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New LP $17.99

Unicorns
Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (180g, W/ Download)
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Caterpillar
2014 reissue of this now-classic album from 2003. This is how we described it back then (it still holds up): This Montreal lo-fi pop quartet are a departure for Alien8's usual harshness. The Unicorns take their cues from the more loose Elephant6 label, less Beach Boys/ Revolver than the Olivia Tremor Control but hovering somewhere around that aesthetic. Moogy blips accent the guitars and whispers, super ironic lyrics make being Canadian a commodity as do the VELVET UNDERGROUND musical references and moments of first take beauty that is surreal, sincere and odd.
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New LP $20.99

Zola Jesus
Taiga (w/ Poster, Download)
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Mute
ZOLA JESUS' work has been defined by starkness, romanticism, & a gothic, dark catchiness. On TAIGA her first record for MUTE, she steps even further from the cave she began to emerge from with STRIDULUM II. This isn't to say she's begun to make pop music, or that she's abandoned the atmospher of her earlier works, just that she's creating bigger, more aggressive music than ever before.
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New LP $16.99

Winterfylleth
Divination Of Antiquity
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Candlelight
The English atmospheric/pagan black metal group WINTERFYLLETH is back in 2014 with " The Divination of Antiquity." Similar to groups like ENSLAVED, DRUDKH & ULVER, WINTERFYLLETH attempt to honor the pagan culture & folk music of their ancestors by fusing it with contemporary black metal. Their last album "The Threnody of Triumph" is one of our favorite black metal albums of the past few years & this one will definitely follow suit. There's some great riffs on here & some relentless blast-beating but WINTERFYLLETH knows how to break things up with mellow, shoegazing or folky interludes. No doubt, this is one of the best black metal albums of 2014 & if you're into melodic, atmospheric & pagan themed black metal, then this one's for you.
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New CD $13.99

Winged Victory For The Sullen
Atomos (2lp, Clear Vinyl)
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Kranky
"Atomos" is the 2nd album from the drone duo known as A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN. The music was commissioned by the choreographer Wayne McGregor who you might know from the somewhat goofy dance moves he coached to Thom Yorke for RADIOHEAD's "Lotus Flower" video. Something tells us he has different moves in mind for "Atomos." AWVFTS is Adam Wiltzie of STARS OF THE LID & Dustin O'Halloran who played with SPARKLEHORSE & like SOTL, the duo patiently let their music progress & develop slowly. There's more synth & organ drones on this one but there's still plenty of the beautiful orchestral swells that Wiltzie has now trademarked with his two groups. There are hints of the sounds on the first LP, especially "Atomos V", but the duo definitely has added to their texture pallet on this one. If you're going to pick up any neo-classical leaning drone record in 2014, this is probably the best one to get. On Kranky & RECOMMENDED!!
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New LP $19.99

Anjou
Anjou
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Kranky
ANJOU is the first collaboration between LABRADFORD members Robert Donne & Mark Nelson since "Fixed: Content" that was released back in 2001. Also on board is Nelson's PAN AMERICAN partner, Chicagoan Steve Hess who you might also know from CLEARED & LOCRIAN. ANJOU wrote the record over a period of 4 years or so & it's mostly based around ambient modular synth textures & heavily processed & at times, "blown-out" sounding percussion. This is likely the closest thing that we'll ever get to a new LABRADFORD album & that's pretty damn exciting we must say. RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $13.99

Great Apes
Thread (w/ Download)
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Asian Man
Debut full-length from GREAT APES, which features a couple of ex-Chicago residents in RYAN MARSHALL & BRIAN MOSS (ex-THE GHOST, WUNDER YEARS, etc). Ballsy, mid-tempo punk rock with more hooks than a tacklebox.
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New LP $12.99

Liminanas
I've Got Trouble In Mind 7"s & Rare Stuff 2009/2014 (w/ Download)
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Trouble in Mind
Trouble in Mind has wisely collected the rare singles & compilation tracks for these French psychedelic pop geniuses, some of which have never appeared on vinyl until now. Serge Gainsbourg influenced French pop with a psychedelic/garage twist.
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New LP $14.99

Ritual Howls
Turkish Leather (w/ Download Code)
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Felte
RITUAL HOWLS is a dark Detroit three piece. Inspired by the horror stories of Poe & Lovecraft and the odd- ball cinematics of David Lynch, the three weave together dense, ominous rock in the vein of post-punk like NICK CAVE mixed with the industrial sounds of SKINNY PUPPY, and vampiric vocals reminiscent of INTERPOL.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $14.99

Death
Spiritual Healing (2014 Reissue) (remastered)
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Relapse
2014 brings us the vinyl version of the 2012 remaster of DEATH's "Spiritual Healing!" The 2012 version was only available on CD due to licensing or something, but now we have it defiling our record racks once again. Classic progressive death metal. RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $16.99

King Diamond
Fatal Portrait (2014 Reissue) (orange/gold Vinyl, Ltd 1500)
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Metal Blade
2014 reissue of this beyond-classic KING DIAMOND album courtesy of Metal Blade Records! All of the old Roadrunner LP's Metal Blade has been reissuing look & sound amazing & this is no exception. Hail Satan along with KING & the band on their 1986 debut! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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New LP $20.99

King Diamond
Eye (2014 Reissue) (clear Vinyl, Ltd 1500)
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Metal Blade
Absolutely amazing alooking & sounding vinyl reissue of KING DIAMOND's esteemed 1990 album, "The Eye!" Limited to 1,500 copies & HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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New LP $20.99

Machine Head
Burn My Eyes (2014 Reissue) (orange/gold Vinyl, Ltd 1500)
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Metal Blade
2014, limited-to-1500 reissue of the classic, harsh debut from MACHINE HEAD. Heavy as several pallets of bricks. Essential, 1994 release that bridged death metal & hardcore. So groovy, so heavy, so RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $20.99

Aphex Twin
Syro (3lp, 140g) (w/ Download)
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Warp
After a 13 year hiatus APHEX TWIN returns in 2014 with "Syro," a sprawling & inviting journey into Richard D. James' unique world. While many of the signature elements are present -- his unique melodic voice, his sense of humor, his boundary-pushing compositions -- listeners will find a new, more mature APHEX TWIN on this record. In contrast to his more in-your-face albums like "Richard D. James Album" or "Drukqs," this one finds Mr. James willing to take his time drawing the listener into his world. Each track seems to undergo a series of continuous transformations from one bar to the next, where the conclusions often end up in a completely different place from their inception. Yet the overall experience feels very organic, welcoming, groovy & at times almost verging into an Aphex version of pop. Listeners familiar with his output will be reminded of his "Analord" and "Tuss" records but this one offers something altogether new & refreshing. Included with the artwork is a gear list and one can't help but hear "Syro" as the seasoned APHEX TWIN's personal synth history, exploring the decades of technology and innovation he has grown up with & which he & his listeners have come to love. Equal parts funky & mind-boggling this record is VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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New LP $29.99

Beak
Let Time Begin
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Some Odd Pilot
After a stellar e.p. & a few years of performance under their belt, Chicago's BEAK finally deliver their debut album. "Let Time Begin" builds on the material from the e.p. & finds these guys pushing the boundaries of progressive metal. The songs are mostly mid-tempo with screaming vocals from the guitarists & the synth player (some of which get the vocoder effect) & there's some nice atmospheric moments with tasteful effects. The group surprisingly doesn't have a bassist but the deep synth tones fill those frequencies just fine. If you're into progressive metal like CULT OF LUNA, ENSLAVED, NEUROSIS, ISIS etc...then you should really check this out.
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New CD $11.99

Excel
Split Image (2lp, 180grm Reissue) (beer Colored Vinyl, Ltd. Edition)
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Southern Lord
Southern Lord continues their exploration of classic West Coast hardcore, this time setting their sites on the classic crossover/skate punk album from 1987 "Split Image" by EXCEL. It's hard to explain in 2014, but crossover hardcore bands were incredibly controversial back then. Bands like D.R.I. were considered traitors when they released their genre naming classic "Crossover" & bands like C.O.C., THE ACCUSED & SUICIDAL TENDENCIES were oft argued about between punks & metalheads who mostly hated each other. EXCEL definitely fit into this style with fast beats & hardcore "gang" vocals mixed with crunching metallic riffs & true no-no for most punks (unless you were BLACK FLAG), guitar solos. The reissue boats remastered sound & contains two of the band's demos & tons of rare photos. Limited edition vinyl comes with a 32 page booklet & a poster.
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New LP $19.99

Various Artists
10 Years Of Your Dumb Bullshit Red Scare Industries
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Red Scare
To honor Red Scare's 10th anniversary, the label has released this excellent comp featuring ALL NEW SONGS from Red Scare bands, past & present. This isn't some cobbled-together comp with outtakes or b-sides or whatever, & features all the best punk rockers from the Red Scare roster: THE FALCON, MASKED INTRUDER, COPYRIGHTS, COBRA SKULLS, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, DIRECT HIT, & a bunch more. Totally essential & RECOMMENDED!
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New CD $11.99

Estrogen Highs
Hear Me On The Number Station (w/ Download)
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Trouble in Mind
Fourth album from this New Haven, CT band that play lazy & sloppy (compliment) indie pop that reminds us of the best Flying Nun bands, early YO LA TENGO etc...
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New LP $13.99

Iron Reagan
Tyranny Of Will (w/ Download)
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Relapse
YES YES YES! Second LP from IRON REAGAN (ex & current members of MUNICIPAL WASTE & DARKEST HOUR) hath brought forth a crossover album worthy of praise! Totally old-school, you can practically hear their copies of "Speak English or Die" spinning in the background. Crushing, fun, fast, awesome! RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $15.99

Integrity
Piss Off, You Bloody Wankers (clear Flexi, Ltd 500)
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Organized Crime
This song was never recorded in a studio, so the fine folks at Organized Crime have unearthed a live version & pressed it on a flexi for all to enjoy. Limited to 500!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New 45 $6.99

Cross Examination
Dawn Of The Dude (white Vinyl) (ltd 300, W/ Download)
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Organized Crime
2014, 7-song ripper from crossover maniacs CROSS EXAMINATION! Think DRI, S.O.D., etc.
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New 45 $5.49

Soul Side
Trigger (2014 Reissue, Yellow Vinyl) Bass/ 103 (remastered, W/ Download)
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Dischord
Dischord continue their remastered reissue campaign with the second album from SOUL SIDE that was originally released in 1987. SOUL SIDE was a mix of mid/late 80's hardcore sort of like DAG NASTY with a more progressive post-punk sound that was emerging led by FUGAZI, IGNTION & SHUDDER TO THINK to name a few. Like FUGAZI, SOUL SIDE was influenced by dub & reggae & their & singer Bobby Sullivan's lyrics were politically conscious & almost hippie-ish in nature. That might all sound like a terrible mix, but it really worked. The rest of the band featured players that would go on to form much-loved bands like GIRLS AGAINST BOYS & NEW WET KOJAK. This reissue also includes their fantastic "Bass/ 103" 7" & those songs are also remastered. Amazing things were happening in D.C. in the late 80's & here's some more proof for you. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $12.99