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ASSATEAGUE - Good Morning Blues BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER - Better Oblivion Community Center (BLACK Vinyl Edition) LP BLACK-EYED SNAKES - Seven Horses LP

A rare gem of an album, this stunning SF private press record was originally released in 2010 and has been out-of-print for almost two years.

This 2015 pressing (on the newly reactivated LUNA music record label) has been remastered by James Plotkin from the original tapes and was lovingly pressed at Gotta Groove—with hand-screened jackets, printed by Mile 44.

Only 300 made, D/L included...

This is an album you need to own...

out now...

Better Oblivion Community Center is a brand new band comprising the formidable talents of Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, two of the most lauded American songwriters of the past several years. Written and recorded in Los Angeles during the summer of 2018, their self-titled debut album will be released on Dead Oceans in early 2019. The pair first collaborated on Bridgers’ 2017 single, “Would You Rather”, taken from her acclaimed debut album Stranger In The Alps. They teamed up again for a recording of Oberst’s “LAX” in the fall of 2018.

Co-produced by Bridgers, Oberst and long time Oberst/Bright Eyes collaborator Andy LeMaster and mixed by John Congleton, Better Oblivion Community Center features the work of several talented friends, including Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and Carla Azur (Autolux, Jack White) among others. Bridgers and Oberst are currently putting together a live band to begin touring in March

out 22 FEB 2019...

Featuring the talents of:
Alan Sparhawk
Brad Nelson
Bob Olson
Brian Johnson

Recorded By, Mixed By – Brett Bullion

Notes:
Recorded at 20 Below in Duluth, Minnesota,
and then in Minneapolis with Brett Bullion, who also mixed it.

Single-pocket jacket with printed inner sleeve. Download card included.

BOB MOULD-Sunshine Rock (Opaque Yellow and Red Swirl Edition Vinyl) LP BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-Buffalo Springfield (Black Mono Edition Vinyl) LP BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-Buffalo Springfield Again (Black Mono Edition Vinyl) LP

Maybe his catchiest record since Sugar's Copper Blue, Mould's newest album reflects on living overseas (Berlin), far away while his home finds itself in political unrest. He expands his pop pallet here with strings & 60s pop influence on top of his always-searing guitar hooks (including a ripping Shocking Blue cover that recalls Husker Du's famous "Eight Miles High" rework)


out 08 FEB 2019...

The debut album from the supergroup, featuring the iconic protest song For What It's Worth. This is a breakout from the Buffalo Springfield boxset.

Part of Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right!" reissue series!

out 29 JAN 2019...

Their second album, featuring the single Mr. Soul. This is another breakout from the Buffalo Springfield boxset.

Part of Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right!" reissue series!

out 29 JAN 2019...

CASS McCOMBS - Tip Of The Sphere (BLACK VINYL) LP CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG-So Far (White Edition Vinyl) LP DRIVE BY-Back On Da Block (Black Vinyl Edition) LP

‘Tip of the Sphere’ follows 2016's Mangy Love, which was named a "Best Rock Album of the Year" by Pitchfork, was featured in the Washington Post's "Best Music of 2016," plus many other best of 2016 lists, and was Cass McCombs' overall most critically praised release. While most of McCombs albums have been pieced together in different studios over an extended period of time, Tip of the Sphere was recorded quickly and with a strong sense of purpose at Shahzad Ismaily's Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn.


out 8 FEB 2019...

CSNY's multi-platinum 1974 compilation, featuring the singles Our House and Woodstock

Part of Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right!" reissue series!

out 15 JAN 2019...

Previously an exclusive tour only CD! Now pressed on vinyl!


out 22 FEB 2019...

EX HEX-It's Real (Peak Edition Vinyl) LP FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS-Live In London (Blue and Yellow "Loser" Edition) 3-LP FLORENCE+THE MACHINE-High As Hope (Black Edition Vinyl) LP

When Ex Hex exploded onto the scene with their unfettered brand of rock and riffage, the power trio for our generation had finally arrived. Made up of Mary Timony (guitar, vocals), Betsy Wright (bass, vocals), and Laura Harris (drums), the group’s 2014 debut Rips was a gleaming collection of tightly wound gems that scored Best New Music honors from Pitchfork, the top spot on Magnet Magazine’s Best of 2014 list, and No. 11 in that year’s Pazz & Jop critics poll. Near-constant touring throughout 2015 and 2016 established the band as a force to be reckoned with: an audacious three-piece distilling rock music to its essence with formidable skills and a reputation for frenzied and unabashedly fun live shows.
On It’s Real, the group’s forthcoming second album, Ex Hex’s commitment to larger-than-life riffs and unforgettable hooks remains intact, but the garage-y, post-punk approach that defined Rips has grown in scale and ambition. What started as a reaction to the blown-out aesthetic of Rips would test the sonic limits of the power trio and lead the band on a quest for a more immersive and three-dimensional sound. Vocal harmonies are layered ten tracks deep, solos shimmer and modulate atop heaving power chords, and the codas linger and stretch toward new frontiers of sound. On first listen, you might think you’ve unearthed a long-lost LP carved from the space where crunch-minded art rock and glitter-covered hard rock converge, an event horizon at the intersection of towering choruses and swaggering guitars.
Produced by Jonah Takagi (who also produced Rips), It’s Real was a more collaborative effort than its predecessor. Mary and Betsy could be found writing late into the night, leaning on Takagi to tighten up arrangements. Egos were surrendered in service to the music: Nothing was sacred or precious, and there was a relentless devotion to both songcraft and exploration. Dozens of guitar amps sat mic-ed in the next room, and the group experimented at a frenzied pace parsing countless combinations of instruments, pedals, and amps. They even dusted off Mary’s old Rockman, a small headphone amp designed by Boston guitarist Tom Scholz in 1982. Mary recounts, “It’s only about the size of a Walkman and takes eight AA batteries, but it sounds massive. We read that parts of [Def Leppard’s] Hysteria were tracked through it, and when we finally plugged it in, it blew our minds!”
The opening track “Tough Enough” is punky and defiant, with stacked backing vocals posing the question “Are you tough enough (to let it go)?” that’s resoundingly answered in the affirmative by a searing, triumphant guitar solo. “Cosmic Cave” is a bittersweet rave-up with shimmering phased guitars, a gooey-candied chorus, and beamed-in “whoa-oh-ohs” that add a touch of melancholia to the frenzied speed-of-sound pace. The ferocious and anthemic “Rainbow Shiner” is what Wright describes as “a victory song.” Her mordacious central riff is coupled with dueling guitar-god solos that explode from the stereo spectrum. The starlit “Another Dimension” has it all: pounding drums, palm-muted humbucking chugs, soaring harmonized vocals, and a stark, ethereal bridge that sends listeners deep into the lush sonic landscape that the band set out to create.

Ex Hex were already one of America’s best guitar bands—but on It’s Real, their musical savvy has thrillingly combined with anything-goes curiosity, studio experimentation, and a dedication to refinement, resulting in an album that’s ready to be played at maximum volume.

Peak edition pressed on magenta and blue swirl vinyl!


out 22 MARCH 2019...

Flight of the Conchords will release Live in London on 2xCD/3xLP/DL/CS worldwide via Sub Pop on March 8th, 2019. This past October and ten years after the launch of their hit HBO series, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement returned to the network for an all-new comedy special. Live in London was taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo and features the Conchords performing new songs from the sold-out UK and Ireland edition of “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.”


out 8 MARCH 2019...

Six-time Grammy-nominee Florence + the Machine to release hugely-anticipated new album 'High As Hope' June 29th via Virgin EMI /Republic Records. 'High As Hope' is the sound of an artist who appears more certain than ever of herself. Florence writes about her teens and twenties with a renewed, more mature perspective: of growing up in South London, of family, relationships and art itself.


out 29 JUNE 2018...

Foxwarren – Foxwarren LP GRAHAM PARSONS - GP (Black Edition Vinyl W/ Bonus 7") LP GRATEFUL DEAD-Skeletons In The Closet: The Best The Grateful Dead (White Edition Vinyl) LP
Foxwarren – Foxwarren LP
LUNA price: $19.99


Foxwarren's backstory reads like a page torn from the manual of rock & roll authenticity. They are siblings and childhood friends who formed a band in college. They went on to live as roommates and recorded an album in the basement of a rented house. Even the band's namesake comes from the brothers (Avery and Darryl) Kissick's family home. The band's self-titled debut is subtle and thoughtful, it draws parallels to frontman Andy Shauf's solo work while leaning on collaboration and looseness rather than Shauf's meticulous arrangements. Where Shauf leaves space for orchestration, Foxwarren take time to ruminate on passages and themes. Propped up by warm driving rhythms and a familiar voice, and colored with soft electronics and coarse guitars, Foxwarren is a record that ultimately hinges on sincerity.

Gram Parsons debut solo album, originally released in 1973. Contains the additional 7" vinyl with the tracks: a) She / b) That's all it took.

Part of Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right!" reissue series!

out 15 JAN 2019...

Released in February 1974, this is the best-selling Grateful Dead greatest hits collection to date. Features Truckin’, Sugar Magnolia, and Mexicali Blues on White Vinyl

Part of Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right!" reissue series!

out 22 JAN 2019...

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER-Devotion: Songs About Rivers and Spirits and Children (Black Vinyl Edition) 4-LP Set HOMESHAKE-Helium (Aqua Vinyl Edition) LP JONI MITCHELL - Blue (Blue Edition Vinyl) LP

On November 2, Hiss Golden Messenger will release Devotion: Songs About Rivers and Spirits and Children, a limited-edition deluxe box set which includes remastered reissues of the classic Hiss albums Bad Debt, Poor Moon, and Haw as well as Virgo Fool, a rarities compilation that will only be available physically as part of this collection. Both the 4-CD and 4-LP sets are housed in a cloth-wrapped, foil-stamped slipcase and feature original iconographic artwork by Sam Smith, an exclusive foldout poster, full lyrics, and new liner notes by New Yorker writer Amanda Petrusich and MOJO editor John Mulvey. The vinyl set also includes a digital download of all tracks.

“Come the brightest, brightest day, the north wind’s gonna be a friend of mine.”

4 LPs on black vinyl in individual single sleeves housed in cloth-wrapped, foil-stamped slipcase. Includes insert with lyrics for each title & 10” x 22” poster (exclusive to box set). 12’ x 12” onsert shrinkwrapped to back of the box with foil-stamped limited edition numbering.

Excerpts from the Devotion liner notes:

What struck me about Hiss Golden Messenger—and my absorption in these early records was instantaneous—is that Taylor’s songs are completely and unfailingly honest about how stupid and frustrating it is to be a person. But then, of course, he finds magnificence anyway: “Hallelujah anyhow” is how he put it later.
—Amanda Petrusich

Even on his most raw and unadorned album, Bad Debt, or on his most troubled, Haw, Taylor is still striving for that next level. Sometimes the epiphanies arrive through lyrical graft; “I’m trying to learn,” he vows, emblematically, on “Sufferer (Love My Conqueror).” Sometimes, they manifest musically, as if the collective endeavour of a band can provide consolation, for both the participants and the listeners, in even the darkest of times. It’s these imperatives, I think, that have made me turn to Hiss Golden Messenger records more than any others over the past decade; Taylor’s issues are all too understandable, but his creative solutions to them are almost mystically uplifting to a non-musician like myself. His music articulates an untethered spiritual meaning, one which can make sense to those of us who have no coherent system of belief. On these albums, you can hear a mission, a compassionate vision, being improvised and fleshed out exponentially, as Taylor’s sense of community and his place in it grows with every release. Also, they really fucking swing.
—John Mulvey

Out 02 NOV 2018.

Over his first three albums, Homeshake's Peter Sagar followed his own idiosyncratic vision, a journey that's taken him from sturdy guitar-based indie-pop to a bleary-eyed take on lo-fi R&B. Now, with Helium, Sagar is putting down roots in aesthetic territory all his own.

It comes through not only in the gauziness of the production but also in the vulnerability of the songs themselves. Everyone Sagar encounters here - including himself - seems to be a step removed from present reality, whether by technology ("Anything At All"), solitude ("Just Like My"), or sweet fantasy ("Like Mariah").

Helium was recorded and mixed by Sagar alone in his apartment in Montreal in early 2018. Freed of the rigid editing process he'd endured before, he was able to lose himself in pursuit of tone and texture. A budding interest in ambient and experimental music pushed him to tinker with the micro-sounds that surround the songs here. The warm chords of a Roland Juno 60 form the al bum's base and gave him a clean palette with which to work. "No tape hiss, no humming power outlets and shitty mixing boards," as he puts it. "Everything just came out nice and pure."


out 15 FEB 2018...

Joni Mitchell's acclaimed 1971 album, featuring the singles Carey and California on Blue Vinyl.

Part of Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right!" reissue series!

out 22 JAN 2019...

KID KOALA-Music To Draw To: Io (Black Edition Vinyl) 2-LP Set LITTLE VILLAGE-Little Village (Blue Edition Vinyl) LP LOW - DOUBLE NEGATIVE (Black Edition Vinyl) LP

The second volume in the legendary scratch DJ’s transportive ambient-vocal collaboration series. Inspired by music that allows space for the listener’s own ideas, the Music To Draw To series is an unfolding universe of wintry soundscapes and enchanting vocal journeys. Io is a constellation of electronic meditations that glint with the otherworldly blues of singer Trixie Whitley on six of its eighteen songs. Heartrending poetry once again written by Kid Koala channel the turbulence of the modern global psyche using the Greek mythology of Io, an unwilling mortal lover of the god Zeus, as its compass. Transcendently personified by the force of nature that is Trixie Whitley, Io is a vivid universe of brilliant characters and emotional voices. Written and performed entirely by Kid Koala a.k.a. Eric San on an array of synthesizers, including the trove of rare instruments at Calgary’s National Music Centre, Music To Draw To: Io reveals layer-by-layer what Whitley describes as “the bottomless depth of Kid Koala as a thinker, creator, and artist, with the incredible ability to invent new artistic dimensions, and fill them with uncanny characters.”

out 25 JAN 2019...

The one and only album from the supergroup featuring Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe, and Jim Keltner. Nominated for a Grammy in 1993, this blue vinyl album contains the singles Solar Sex Panel and Don't Go Away Mad.

Part of Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right!" reissue series!

out 22 JAN 2019...

In 2018, Low will turn twenty-five. Since 1993, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker--the married couple whose heaven-and-earth harmonies have always held the band's center--have pioneered a subgenre, shrugged off its strictures, recorded a Christmas classic, become a magnetic onstage force, and emerged as one of music's most steadfast and vital vehicles for pulling light from our darkest emotional recesses. But Low will not commemorate its first quarter-century with mawkish nostalgia or safe runs through songbook favorites. Instead, in faithfully defiant fashion, Low will release its most brazen, abrasive (and, paradoxically, most empowering) album ever: 'Double Negative,' an unflinching eleven-song quest through snarling static and shattering beats that somehow culminates in the brightest pop song of Low's career.

'Double Negative' is, indeed, a record perfectly and painfully suited for our time. Loud and contentious and commanding, Low fights for the world by fighting against it. It begins in pure bedlam, with a beat built from a loop of ruptured noise waging war against the paired voices of Sparhawk and Parker the moment they begin to sing during the massive "Quorum" (lunation note: i've had "Quorum" in my ears for a few months--it will knock you out.). For forty minutes, they indulge the battle, trying to be heard amid the noisy grain, sometimes winning and sometimes being tossed toward oblivion. In spite of the mounting noise, Sparhawk and Parker still sing. Or maybe they sing because of the noise.
For Low, has there ever really been a difference?

Out 14 SEPTEMBER 2018.

MADONNA - Like A Virgin (Solid White Vinyl Edition) LP MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S-Animal (Blue Vinyl Edition) 2-LP Set MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S-Not Animal (Pink Vinyl Edition) 2-LP Set

Released in 1984, "Like A Virgin" is Madonna’s highly successful sophomore album. Produced by Nile Rodgers, the album features the classics 'Material Girl' and 'Like A Virgin.'

Part of Rhino's "Back To The 80s" series, this album is pressed on solid white vinyl!


out 03 JUNE 2018...

2008 saw the release of, not one, but two albums from Margot & The Nuclear So and So's. 10 years later, both releases are once again lovingly repressed and available on wax...

Animal will be pressed on two blue colored LPs!

Out 09 NOV 2018.

2008 saw the release of, not one, but two albums from Margot & The Nuclear So and So's. 10 years later, both releases are once again lovingly repressed and available on wax...

Not Animal is pressed on two pink colored LPs!

Out 09 NOV 2018.

MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S - Vulgar In The Chapel (Pink and Clear Vinyl Edition) LP MARK KOZELEK-Live At Biko (BLACK vinyl edition) 2-LP set MARK KOZELEK - Live In Copenhagen (Black Vinyl) 2-LP Set

Recorded at home and in the nukes warehouse studio, Vulgar in the Chapel offers a unique contrast to the aural onslaught present on Animal! and Not Animal . This collection of never before released demo recordings sees the sonic bombast stripped down to just Edwards and his acoustic guitar, offering a more intimate glimpse into the songwriting process behind Margot s cult sophomore albums. Includes 2 never before released songs.

Pressed on pink and clear vinyl!

Out 09 NOV 2018.


LIMITED EDITION of this beautiful live set from Mr. Kozelek!

Originally given away as a free, limited-edition, unmastered CD, with pre-orders--on the Caldo Verde website in 2012--this is amongst the most popular/in-demand of the live Kozelek oeuvre.

Striking a balance between Red House Painters songs, covers, and 'Admiral Fell Promises'-era Sun Kil Moon--'Live In Copenhagen' hits the sweet spot, for all eras of Mark.

Spread across four sides (featuring first-time mastering and lacquer cutting by the legendary John Golden) and housed in a heavyweight, single-pocket/double-wide jacket--this one-time only pressing (100 LUNA music Vermilion RED VINYL 2-LP sets and 1500 BLACK VINYL 2-LP sets) is the best the audio has been presented, to date.

BLACK VINYL SETS will be available at finer independent retail stores, from 22 July 2016.
LUNA music Vermilion RED VINYL SETS and Black Vinyl Sets, ordered from LUNA, will be shipped to arrive by 08 July 2016.

SIDE ONE:
1. Third And Seneca
2. Australian Winter
3. Follow You, Follow Me

SIDE TWO:
1. Mistress
2. Church Of The Pines
3. You Ain't Got A Hold On Me

SIDE THREE
:
1. Void
2. You Are My Sun
3. Randolph's Tango
4. Jesus Christ Was An Only Child
5. Brockwell Park

SIDE FOUR:
1. Get Along Home Cindy
2. Rock 'N' Roll Singer
3. Natural Light
4. Alesund

NATHANIEL RUSSELL-Sunlight Cassette NATHANIEL RUSSELL-Sunlight LP RAMONES-Road To Ruin (Remastered Blue Edition Vinyl) LP

Nat Russell's new album (his first on Warm Ratio) is the type of record you only need to hear once; then you'll realize you've found a new, old friend. Warm, off-the-cuff observations about where we are and where you are, coupled with pellucid, effortless music--this could be your new favorite friend...

The CASSETTE version of 'Sunlight' not only features the "Album" version on SIDE A, but on SIDE B--you'll get an exclusive version ("Live") of the songs that comprise 'Sunlight'--performed both LIVE and ACOUSTICALLY!

out 26 May 2015...

Nat Russell's new album (his first on Warm Ratio) is the type of record you only need to hear once; then you'll realize you've found a new, old friend. Warm, off-the-cuff observations about where we are and where you are, coupled with pellucid, effortless music--this could be your new favorite friend...

out 26 May 2015...

Ramones' fourth studio album from 1978. Features the classic song I Wanna Be Sedated. Presented on Blue Vinyl.

Part of Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right!" reissue series!

out 29 JAN 2019...

RICHARD EDWARDS - LIVE At LUNA music RSD 2017  (Black Vinyl Edition) LP SNOW PATROL-A Hundred Million Suns (Black Edition Vinyl) 2-LP Set SNOW PATROL-Eyes Open (Black Edition Vinyl) 2-LP Set

This. This is what it is ALL about, when you've been in the game for over 30 years--it's working with friends!
If you partied with us last year, on RSD, then you were fortunate to see Richard Edwards captivate the crowd (it was his first public performance in years) with a stripped-down, direct-shot set of the lethal songs from his his just-released "Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset" LP--as well as a few songs from his earlier cannon. We had the foresight to hit record and are happy to announce for RSD 2018:

RICHARD EDWARDS - LIVE at LUNA music RSD 2017
Featuring the songs:
-"Lil Dead Eye-d"
-"Disappeared Planets"
-"Git Paid"
-"Hello, San Francisco"
-"When You're Gone"
-"Pornographic Teens"
-"Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'"
-"Moonwrapped"
-"Broad Ripple Is Burning"

Recorded by Jeff Dupont--this vinyl-only release (with no download) was cut-for-vinyl by the legendary John Golden and pressed in an edition of 300 copies!
This stunning package also features illustrations and layout by BrainTwins, that have been printed on 24pt. reverse board--for the complete 'Zuma'.

This is the black vinyl version!

Hundred Million Suns reissue featuring "Take Back The City," and "Crack The Shutters."


out 18 JAN 2019...

Snow Patrol's breakthrough album, and best selling album in the UK for the year 2006! Now pressed on 2 LP wax!

out 18 JAN 2019...

SNOW PATROL-Fallen Empires (Black Edition Vinyl) 2-LP Set SNOW PATROL-Final Straw (Black Edition Vinyl) LP SPIRITUALIZED-And Nothing Hurt (Indie Exclusive White Edition Vinyl) LP

Snow Patrol's 2012 album, now available on vinyl!


out 18 JAN 2019...

Snow Patrol's Final Straw is the album that brought the band into the mainstream. Now available on vinyl!

out 18 JAN 2019...

Spiritualized's first album in six year since 2012's "Sweet Heart Sweet Light!"
In a press statement, Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce elaborates on his comments about this being the band’s final album: “I was quite sincere about that and I still feel like it might be the case. It was such hard work. I found myself going crazy for so long. It’s not like there’s no coming back, I’m fine now… it’s just such a hard thing to do, to make a record like this on your own.”

01 A Perfect Miracle
02 I'm Your Man
03 Here It Comes (The Road) Let's Go
04 Let’s Dance
05 On the Sunshine
06 Damaged
07 The Morning After
08 The Prize
09 Sail on Through

pressed on indie exclusive white vinyl!


out 07 SEPT 2018...

STEREOLAB-Aluminum Tunes (Clear Edition Vinyl) 3-LP Set STEREOLAB-Refried Ectoplasm (Clear Edition Vinyl) 2-LP Set STEREOLAB-Switched On Vol.1 (Clear Edition Vinyl) LP

Duophonic UHF Disks presents remasters of Stereolab's 'Switched On' series. Pressed on clear vinyl!


out 28 SEPT 2018...

Duophonic UHF Disks presents remasters of Stereolab's 'Switched On' series. Pressed on clear vinyl!


out 28 SEPT 2018...

Duophonic UHF Disks presents remasters of Stereolab's 'Switched On' series. Pressed on clear vinyl!


out 28 SEPT 2018...

SUN KIL MOON – Ghosts Of The Great Highway (Black Vinyl Edition) 2-LP Set SWEARIN-Fall Into The Sun (Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl Edition) LP THE SEA AND CAKE - Any Day (Indie Exclusive White Edition) LP

One time only vinyl re-press of this cult classic.

An album as good as Ghosts of the Great Highway should never go out of print. Ghosts continues-- even fine-tunes-- the work Kozelek did with his former band, Red House Painters. These songs are virtuously stoic Americana-- all shimmery guitars, measured tempos, malevolent moods, and wandering melodies. His voice sounds like Neil Young’s, especially in the effortlessness with which he hits the high notes then returns to a lower, earthier texture. Ghosts is a travelogue of sorts, speeding through the Midwest and the West; in this sense, it’s the male equivalent to Lucinda Williams’ Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, especially in the imperfect mirroring of physical terrain and emotional geography. The band Kozelek assembled for Ghosts-- Anthony Koutsos (Red House Painters), Tim Mooney (American Music Club), and Geoff Stanfield (Black Lab), along with a few guests-- ably but subtly bolster his lyrics and vocals, generating a steady clip that never flags. The result is an album as hypnotic as highway divider lines whizzing past. Includes original bonus track “Gentle Moon (Acoustic).”

This is a reissue through Rough Trade and not Jetset.

out 16 FEB 2018...

Swearin’ is the kind of band that comes around, at best, once a decade. Thankfully for us, they’ve come around twice.
After releasing two beloved full-lengths, 2012’s Swearin’ and 2013’s Surfing Strange, the Philadelphia band quietly put things on hold. It was due, at least in part, to the band’s main songwriters, Allison Crutchfield and Kyle Gilbride, ending their romantic relationship. And though Swearin’ tried to soldier on, it became far too stressful to keep going. But after a few years apart, those bad feelings disappeared. And when the band’s three members—Crutchfield, Gilbride, and drummer Jeff Bolt—found themselves in a room again, the conversation inevitably turned back to Swearin’.
“Drunkenly, without any hesitation or inhibitions,” said Crutchfield, “we asked, ‘What would it take from each of us? What would we need to do this again? What would we want to accomplish if we decided to be a band again?’” They realized that what they all wanted was to not just play shows, but to make a new record. Before the band initially split, they’d already started writing for what would have been their third album, but instead of going back to that old material, they wanted to do something that reflected the people they’d become during those intervening years. “When a band re-forms and makes a new record that is trying to sound like the heyday of their band, it doesn’t sound genuine,” said Bolt. Before long, Crutchfield and Gilbride had a new batch of Swearin’ songs, ones that meshed with the sound they’d originally developed together but boldly pushed things forward.
The result is Fall into the Sun, a Swearin’ record that doesn’t try to obscure the passage of time but instead embraces it. “Getting older, your tastes change, and what you want to do changes,” said Bolt. Those changes, though subtle, are impactful, making Fall into the Sun what Crutchfield calls “the adult Swearin’ album.” It can be seen in songs like “Big Change,” where she says goodbye to Philly and the scene that she came up in, or in “Dogpile,” where Gilbride offers the line any aging punk can relate to: “By pure dumb luck I’ve gotten where I’m going.” Where Swearin’ used to pummel through their songs, on Fall into the Sun, they bask in what this newfound openness offers. It’s most notable on the ambling “Stabilize,” which sees the band throw their weight around in the song’s back half, offering up what’s easily the heaviest riff in the band’s catalog.

the "peak" vinyl edition is pressed on coke bottle clear vinyl!


out 05 OCT 2018...

The Sea And Cake deliver a refreshingly intimate collection of elegantly arranged, singular pop songs. For over two decades and 11 albums, The Sea And Cake have honed a sound all their own, comprised of delicate, intertwining guitar patterns, syncopated rhythms, and airy melodies. Masters of subtlety, their compositions have continually evolved - through minute alterations in texture, unusual approaches to lyrics, and creative production choices. Any Day is testament to The Sea And Cake's artistry, song craft, and utterly unique sound. The results are intimate songs that speak to the searcher in all of us. Through shifting instrumentation and sonic exploration, the band invites you into a world that is both familiar and unexpected. Written and recorded following the departure of bassist Eric Claridge, Any Day is The Sea And Cake's first album recorded as the trio of Sam Prekop, Archer Prewitt, and John McEntire. Since the release of their last album (2012's Runner), the band have, in addition to shows, been creatively very busy: Prekop focusing on solo modular synthesizer and soundtrack work, including an acclaimed collaboration with artist David Hart; McEntire's recording and touring with Tortoise, and maintaining a busy schedule as a recording engineer and producer; and Prewitt's work as a cartoonist and illustrator, in addition to duo performances with Prekop. The band, still actively performing with bassist Douglas McCombs (Tortoise, Brokeback), were inspired by the challenge of composing as a smaller unit. Any Day captures The Sea And Cake's distinctive aural alchemy, melding longing melancholy with hopeful excitement. In other hands the combination seems impossible, but for The Sea And Cake, it's effortless.

This is the indie exclusive version, pressed on WHITE vinyl!


out 11 MAY 2018...

THIS HEAT-Repeat/Metal (Indie Exclusive Slate Grey Edition Vinyl) LP UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA - Sex & Food (Opaque Pink Vinyl Edition) LP WARREN ZEVON-Warren Zevon (Black Edition Vinyl) LP

Formed in 1976 in Brixton, a multicultural, and – at the time – down-at-heel part of south London, This Heat were born into a music scene in rapid flux, first thanks to the punk explosion and then via new wave and its myriad offshoots into pop, rock and art-rock. But while many sought to apply punk attitude to chart-friendly sounds, This Heat were concocting some of the most experimental ideas ever committed to tape, taking influence from musique concrète, krautrock, the burgeoning industrial scene and even the dub reggae blasting out in their home borough.

Recorded from 1979 – 1980 Repeat / Metal is essentially This Heat’s third proper album, although it was released posthumously in 1993. Arguably their most radical work, Repeat / Metal features side-length tape experiments ranging from the dubby drum loops of “Repeat”, a 20 minute edit / reworking of their landmark piece “24 Track Loop”, to the gamelan-inspired sounds of “Metal”, an electro-acoustic work recorded outside of their studio, Cold Storage, and helmed by member Gareth Williams.

Following Modern Classics Recordings’ 2016 reissue campaign to mark the band’s 40th anniversary, these new releases Made Available, Repeat / Metal and Live 80 – 81 round out the story. Each release is sanctioned by surviving members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward and features newly remastered audio sourced from original tapes.

indie exclusive slate grey vinyl limited to only 500 copies!


out 03 AUGUST 2018...

Where are we headed? What are we consuming, how is it affecting us, and why does everything feel so bad and weird sometimes? These are some of the questions posed on Ruban Nielson's fourth album as Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sex & Food. Recorded in a variety of locales from Seoul and Hanoi to Reykjavik, Mexico City, and Auckland, Sex & Food is a practical musical travelogue, with local musicians from the countries that Neilson and his band visited pitching in throughout.
Sex & Food is the most eclectic and expansive Unknown Mortal Orchestra release yet, from the light-footed R&B of "Hunnybee" to the stomping flange of "Major League Chemicals." "If You're Going to Break Yourself" and "Not in Love We're Just High" chronicle the effects of drugs and addiction on personal relationships, while the lyrics "Ministry of Alienation" drip with modern-day paranoia like the silvery guitar tones that jewel the song's structure.
The modern world, and all the thorny complications that come with living in it, loomed large on Ruban's mind while making Sex & Food. Though he's not afraid to get topical throughout, as evidenced on the surprisingly boisterous "American Guilt" or the roomy-disco medication-meditation "Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays".

A statement of selflessness, to be sure-but make no mistake: Sex & Food reaffirms the vitality of Ruban's voice in today's musical landscape. .

Pressed on OPAQUE PINK vinyl!

out 6 APRIL 2018...

The second studio album from Warren Zevon, released in 1976. Features the singles Hasten Down the Wind, and I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.

Part of Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right!" reissue series!

out 22 JAN 2019...

WAXAHATCHEE-Great Thunder (Opaque Yellow Vinyl Edition) EP WILL OLDHAM-Songs Of Love And Horror (Black Vinyl Edition) LP YO LA TENGO - There's A Riot Going On (Indie Exclusive Orange Vinyl Edition) 2-LP Set

On September 7, Katie Crutchfield’s ever-shifting musical project Waxahatchee returns with the Great Thunder EP. Featuring a collection of songs written with now-dormant experimental recording group Great Thunder while Crutchfield was also writing the Waxahatchee albums Cerulean Salt and Ivy Tripp, the original recordings have mostly faded into obscurity. Unearthing and reimagining them with producer Brad Cook at Justin Vernon’s April Base studio in Wisconsin was a cathartic experience, she says.
On the heels of last year’s critically acclaimed Out in the Storm, Crutchfield found herself looking to take a sharp turn away from the more rock-oriented influences of her recent records towards her more folk and country roots. “I would say that it is a complete 180 from the last record: super stripped-down, quiet, and with me performing solo, it’s a throwback to how I started,” writes Crutchfield. “Overall, the EP is a warm, kind of vibey recording.”
Some of the songs on Great Thunder, like “Chapel of Pines” and “Singer’s No Star,” stayed the same and will be recognizable to those intensely familiar with Crutchfield’s catalog to date, while closer “Takes So Much” was built back up on piano from the bones of the original version, surprising even the songwriter: “Until then, I didn’t realize how beautiful this song was.” As Crutchfield entered April Base to record, she became ill but opted to forge on, beautifully stretching her voice to its emotional limits.


the "peak" vinyl edition is pressed on opaque yellow vinyl!


out 07 SEPT 2018...

Fall of 2018 sees the release of a celebrated lyrics archive that has been growing for over 25 years—the words to the songs sung by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Palace Music. The author of the songs is Will Oldham, and the book, to be released by W.W. Norton, is titled Songs of Love and Horror, the same as this album.
Songs of Love and Horror is a rare entry in this oeuvre: a Will Oldham album, with the writer taking a turn as singer. As befits the nature of this project, the songs are sung and played by Will alone, in a setting enjoyed by fans of his music—that of one voice and one guitar, the better to savor the spare changes and starkly-cut lyrics, operating in quiet tension and ultimate collaboration. Will brings to the songs all that he has learned from his stagecrafting fellows over the years, singing new versions that quiver like fresh young things in the air of today.


out 19 OCT 2018...

There’s a riot going on. You don’t need me, or Yo La Tengo, to tell you that. These are dark times, in our heads as much as in the streets. It’s easy to lose contact with the ground. Confusion and anxiety intrude into daily life and cause you to lose your compass. There are times that call for anthems, something to lift you out of your slump and put fire in your feet. And sometimes what is needed is a balm, a sound that will wrap around you and work out the knots in your neck.

For Yo La Tengo, this is a slow-motion action painting. Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew did it all themselves, in their rehearsal studio, with no engineer and no complicated equipment (John McEntire later assisted in mixing). They did not rehearse together beforehand; they turned on the recorder and let things coalesce. Songs came together over long stretches, sometimes as much as a year going by between parts. You’d never guess this, since the layers are joined with such a liquid brush. You’d imagine most of the songs had sprung forth whole, since they will enter your head that way. Within two listens you will be powerless to resist the magnetic draw of “Shades of Blue,” will involuntarily hear “She May, She Might” on your internal jukebox first thing in the morning and “Let’s Do It Wrong” late at night.

While there’s a riot going on, Yo La Tengo will remind you what it’s like to dream. The sound burbles and washes and flows and billows. If records were dedicated to the cardinal elements, this one would be water. There are shimmery hazes, spectral rumbles, a flash of backward masking. You are there. And even if your mind is not unclouded--shaken, misdirected, out of words and out of time--you can still float, ride the waves of an ocean deeper than your worries, above the sound and above the Sound..

indie exclusive ORANGE VINYL pressing and limited to 3500 copies!

out 16 MARCH 2018...

YOUNG THE GIANT - Mirror Master (Black Edition Vinyl) LP ZZ TOP-El Loco (Pink Edition Vinyl) LP ZZ TOP-Tejas (Purple Edition Vinyl) LP

Mirror Master is the latest album from Young The Giant. Now on wax!


out 07 DEC 2018...

A breakout from the second ZZ Top box (Cinco II), El Loco is ZZ Top’s 1981 album that features the tracks Tube Snake Boogie and Leila. Presented on Pink Vinyl.


Part of Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right!" reissue series!

out 15 JAN 2019...

AAnother breakout from the ZZ Top box, Tejas is ZZ Top’s sixth studio album that was released in 1976. Features the singles It's Only Love and Arrested for Driving While Blind. Presented on Purple Vinyl

Part of Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right!" reissue series!

out 15 JAN 2019...