June 9th, 2023
Mort Garson
["Jupiter" Color Vinyl]

Colorful synthesizer soundtrack to the live broadcast of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, as first heard on CBS News.
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pop / rock
Alkaline Trio
"Good Mourning" [Deluxe] 2x10" (Vagrant)
"Crimson" [Deluxe] 2x10" (Vagrant)
Reissue of '03 and '05 records from the pop punk bank.
Death Cab for Cutie
"Asphalt Meadows (Acoustic)" LP (Barsuk)
2023 release, acoustic renditions of the indie band's 2022 release.
Decisive Pink
"Ticket to Fame" [Pink Vinyl] LP (Fire Records)
2023 release. Angel Deradoorian and Kate NV collaborative debut. "Calling on Kate NV’s experimental pop leanings and Angel Deradoorian’s taste for atmosphere and otherworldliness, Decisive Pink have created a playful and abstract album designed for escape and enchantment."
Ellis, Robert
"Yesterday's News" [Random Color Vinyl] LP / CD (Niles City)
2023 release from Houston-based singer-songwriter. Recorded to tape in just two days, embracing a raw minimalism that prizes patience and restraint above all else: "close your eyes and drift into a dream."
Isbell, Jason and The 400 Unit
"Weathervanes" [Indie Exlusive Natural Vinyl] LP / CD (Thirty Tigers)
2023 release from the Nashville-based alt-country rock band. "Weathervanes is a collection of grown-up songs: Songs about adult love, about change, about the danger of nostalgia and the interrogation of myths, about cruelty and regret and redemption."
Kaji, Meiko
"Hajiki Uta" LP (Wewantsounds)
1973 release from the iconic Japanese actress and singer - fascinating mix of Japanese pop and groove with superb funky cinematic orchestrations - songs used in the cult classic film "Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion" in which she stars.
King Krule
"Space Heavy" [Indie Exclusive Clear Vinyl] LP / CD (Matador)
2023 release from UK singer-songwriter. "An album that inhabits the deepest reaches of the subterranean sonic world that Archy has constructed over the course of his career."
Lewis, Jenny
"Joy'All" [Indie Exclusive Green Vinyl] LP (Blue Note / Capitol)
2023 release - her fifth solo album and debut on Blue Note."Pulls from a bounty of sonic inspiration–from classic soul to ‘90s R&B, as well as country and classic singer-songwriter records–the album’s rich and intimate, warm live sound is the hallmark of eight-time GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Cobb."
La Dispute
2LP (Better Living)
New reissue of the 2008 post-hardcore emo debut.
Lorelei K
"Swimming Pool Eternity" [Blue Vinyl] LP (Idol)
2022 release from Denton-based dream pop group. "This set of songs is darker than ever. Long free-verse poems are turned into prophetic hymns, creeping experimental introductions lead to vast, dynamic pop rock anthems."
Monáe, Janelle
"The Age of Pleasure" [Indie Exclusive "Orange Crush" Vinyl]
LP / CD (Atlantic)
2023 release from the R&B artist. "This is our oasis made with love, rooted in self acceptance, throbbing in self discovery, and signed with cherry red kisses from me to you."
"No Love Like That: Stanford Sessions 1997" [Clear Vinyl] LP (Solid Brass)
2023 compilation of essentially unreleased studio demo recordings from the 90s California emo band.
"The Gold Experience" 2LP (Legacy)
"The Truth" LP (Legacy)
Reissues of the underappreciated '95 and '98 releases from the pop icon.
"O Monolith" [Transparent Blue Vinyl] LP / CD (Warp)
2023 release from the UK art rock band. "Dense and tricksy – but also more warm and characterful, with a meandering, questioning nature. A sense of open conversation is cultivated: this is unmistakably music made by friends."
Tears For Fears
"The Hurting" [Half Speed Master] LP (Mercury)
1983 debut reissued and remastered at Abbey Road Studios, features “Mad World,” and “Change."
"Hagata" [Seafoam Blue Vinyl] LP (Kill Rock Stars)
2023 release from the Montreal psych band "mixes Japanese pop tones, Serge Gainsbourg grandeur, folk whisper, and Brazilian surf rock all mix into the psychedelic stew."
This is the Kit
"Careful of Your Keepers" [Indie Exclusive Green Vinyl] LP (Rough Trade)
2023 release from Paris-based indie folk-rock band.
Williamson, Jess
"Time Ain't Accidental" [Indie Exclusive Hot Pink Vinyl] LP / CD
(Mexican Summer)
2023 release from local Austin singer-songwriter. "Blending the vocal power and emotional immediacy of mainstream country with the honest transmissions of writers like Townes Van Zandt and Terry Allen, the album's reckoning with loss, isolation and personal reclamation...
Youth Lagoon
"Heaven is a Junkyard" [Clear Vinyl] LP (Fat Possum)
2023 indie-pop release from the American singer-songwriter. "Mutant Americana in a world of love, drugs, storytelling, and miracles-held together by Powers' voice and an upright piano."
Yamasaki, Hako
"Tsunawatari" LP (WRWTFWW)
1976 sophomore release from the folk singer-songwriter flirts with tearful blues, contemplative soft pop and psychedelic nostalgia
Gibbs, Freddie
"$oul $old $eparately" [Indie Exclusive Neon Yellow Vinyl] LP / CS (WEA)
2022 release from the LA-based rapper - his very first solo major label deal. Features appearances from Offset, Rick Ross, Anderson .Paak, Raekwon, Pusha T, and more. "Showcases his refusal to compromise his morals or integrity under the pressures of the industry."
Lil Wayne
"Tha Carter III" 2LP (Republic)
Reissue of the rapper's biggest record, originally released in 2008. Features the multiplatinum singles "Lollipop (feat. Static Major)," "A Milli," "Got Money (feat. T-Pain)" and "Mrs. Officer (feat. Bobby Valentino & Kidd Kidd)."
classic rock
Cooper, Alice
"Killer" [Expanded & Remastered] 3LP / 2CD (Rhino)
"School's Out" [Expanded & Remastered] 3LP / 2CD (Rhino)
Reissues of his '71 and '72 features live recordings and alternate takes. Both recreate original packaging, featuring Killer's calendar and School's Out's lacey underwear. Both sets come with booklets that include track-by-track commentary by band members and former Creem Magazine editors.
Tharpe, Sister Rosetta
"Live in 1960" [Red Vinyl] LP (Org)
First vinyl pressing of 1960 live recordings from the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences, later being referred to as "the original soul sister" and "the godmother of rock and roll".
Carll, Hayes
"Alone Together" LP (Dualtone)
Reissue of the local Austin singer-songwriter's 2020 full length.
"Instruments of Torture" LP (Season of Mist)
"Festival of Death" LP (Season of Mist)
"Methods of Execution" LP (Season of Mist)
Reissues of the the three '00s records from the Tennessee brutal death metal entity
"ReFocus" [Purple Vinyl] LP (Season of Mist)
Legendary 1993 first album by Florida’s Progressive Death Metal pioneers, now newly remixed and remastered for this 2023 release.
Satanic Warmaster
"Aamongandr" LP (Werewolf)
2022 release from the Finish black metal band - first studio full-length since 2014's acclaimed Fimbulwinter. Cryogenic and caressing is its melodicism... deftly dusted with subtle synths that heighten the mysticism at the heart of the SW sound."
punk / garage / hardcore
Dead Milkmen, The
"Quaker City Quiet Pills" [Indie Exclusive "Flyers'" Orange Vinyl]
LP (Giving Groove)
2023 release from the Philadelphia legends.
Shits, The
"You're A Mess" LP (Rocket Recordings)
2023 release from the noise garage band from Leeds. Influenced by "Fun House through the AmRep label, Brainbombs and Drunk In Hell... A merciless assault of Stoogian / stygian riffage, gloriously purgatorial abjection and intimidating aggro."
gothic / darkwave
Love and Rockets
"Hot Trip to Heaven" 2LP (Beggars Banquet)
"Sweet F.A." 2LP (Beggars Banquet)
"My Dark Twin" 2CD (Beggars Banquet)
Reissues of the band's '94 and '96 records as well as a 2023 archival release - double CD that contains six previously unreleased songs and eight previously unreleased versions of songs from the Sweet F.A. sessions.
soul / funk
Gaines Band, Fat
"Presents Zorina" LP (Mad About Records)
Lost 1983 groover from Bay Area soulster steps out with vocalist Zorina London.
jazz / improv
Art Ensemble Of Chicago
"Les Stances A Sophie" LP (Play Loud)
1970 release, stylistically diverse soundtrack - exciting, eminently listenable combination of soul, classical, and jazz strains.
Ishikawa Count Buffalo Jazz And Rock Band, Akira
1970 release creates a perfect mix of jazz, Latin influences, and rock. Features Hiromasa Suzuki innovative electric piano. "Reminiscent of Santana in the way they embody these energies in their album Bakimba."
Lancaster, Byard
"It's Not Up To Us" LP (Superior Viaduct)
The debut album by saxophonist/flautist released in 1968 on the Vortex label, an Atlantic subsidiary. Fusing elements of free jazz, soul/R&B and traditional folk song. - featuring guitarist Sonny Sharrock.
Sharrock, Sonny
"Black Woman" LP (Superior Viaduct)
Reissue of brilliant album originally released in 1969 on Vortex. His first album as a leader remains a classic of raw, unrestrained free jazz from one of the most innovative guitarists of all time.
"s/t" LP (Vampisoul)
First time vinyl reissue. for 1976 release - amazing bit of Brazilian samba funk that also touches on MPB, bossa nova, jazz. Beautiful vocals, production reminiscent of radio jingles at times.
Anderson & Annea Lockwood, Ruth
"Tete-a-tete" LP+10" (Ergot)
2023 collection of archival and new electronic and tape music from the 50+ year-long romantic and creative partnership between sound artist Annea Lockwood and the late pioneering electronic composer Ruth Anderson. Tape transfers by Maggi Payne. Domestic photos and liner notes provided by Lockwood.
Eastman, Julius
"Femenine" 2LP (Frozen Reeds)
First time on vinyl with new remaster by Jim O'Rourke. 2016 première release for chamber ensemble piece - previously unreleased 1974 performance by the S.E.M. Ensemble with the composer himself on piano. Illuminating sleeve notes are provided by composer and author Mary Jane Leach.
Lagoss / Banha da Cobra
"Aquapelagos Vol. 1: Atlantico" LP (Keroxen)
2023 release - aquatic works by a band comprised of Tenerife-based veteran producers, paired along with Lisbon-based musicians.
Macchi, Egisto
"Asia" LP (Cinedelic / Soave)
First time on vinyl. Recorded in 1979, representative of the Italian composer's musical journey across the East. Zithers, celestas, flutes, marimbas, sansas, and violins.
Alva Noto
"Kinder der Sonne" 2LP (Noton)
2023 ambient/glitch release - composed for the score of the theater piece Komplitzen by Simon Stone.
"3" LP (Studio Mule)
1994 Japanese deep house - very good - hard to find original copy.
de Crécy, Étienne
"Super Discount 2" 2LP (Pixadelic)
"Super Discount 3" 2LP (Pixadelic)
Reissue of '04 and '15 releases from the iconic French Touch producer and DJ "exalting the festive spirit of sleepless nights through warm and colorful house music."
Noriko, Tujiko
"Crepuscule I & II" 2CD (Editions Mego)
2023 release features her particular synthesis of electronic abstraction, melody, voice, and atmosphere and her distinct influence the film medium has on her music.
"Not Available" ["pREServed" Edition] 2LP (Cryptic Corp)
New expanded vinyl reissue of the classic 1978 album with 1974 'X Is For Xtra' recordings which were adapted, edited, remixed and reprocessed into 'Not Available' by Ralph Records in 1978.
(Modern Obscure Music)
2023 compilation features Felicia Atkinson, Büşra Kayıkçı, Carmen Villain, Kuniyuki Takahashi, Pavel Milyakov, KMRU, Ana Quiroga, Abul Mogard, and Pedro Vian each choosing a space and translating it into a piece of music.
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