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Army Of The Pharaohs [In Death Reborn (2LP)]

April 22 street date. Initiated in 1998 by Jedi Mind Tricks frontman Vinne Paz as homage to the incredible rap crews of the 80s and early 90s, the Army of the Pharaohs has, from its outset, been an ever-evolving collective of celebrated emcees from the indie hip hop scene. Founding members Vinnie Paz and Esoteric were featured on the crew's original 12-inch single, ''Five Perfect Exertions,'' in 1998 and remain with the crew today. With the release of their debut studio album, ''The Torture Papers'' in 2006, the Pharaoh clique expanded to include accomplished solo emcees Apathy, Celph Titled, Chief Kamachi, Des Devious, King Syze, Reef the Lost Cauze, and the Philly hip-hop duo and frequent Jedi Mind Tricks collaborators, Outerspace. The 2014 edition of AOTP includes Block McCloud, Demoz, Doap Nixon, King Magnetic, Lawrence Arnell and its newest members: Blacastan and Zilla.
Banner Pilot [Souvenir]

April 15 street date. By now BANNER PILOT have cemented themselves as a pillar of the ever-swelling Midwest punk scene and continue to reinforce that claim with each subsequent release. 2011’s Heart Beats Pacific elevated BANNER PILOT from a band that was notably influenced by the likes of Dillinger Four, Alkaline Trio, and Screeching Weasel, to a band with such a trademark sound and style that they were the ones doing the influencing. Their latest full-length, Souvenir, only serves to strengthen their legend. On every track Nick’s gritty vocals urgently belt out poetically penned lyrics over the top of edgy up-tempo guitars and sprawling bass lines. Pairing instantly catchy melodies with aggressive and smart instrumentation, Souvenir finds a way to be equally comforting and invigorating. To be blunt, these guys literally keep getting better with every album. How is that possible, you ask? Performance enhancing drugs? Deal with the devil? Secret mentoring sessions by Phil Spector? It’s hard to say, really, but sometimes it’s best not to ask questions and just enjoy the results. LP includes album download.
Bikini Kill [Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah EP (re-issue of 1992 EP+7 unreleased)]

April 15 street date. Includes download code. This is a reissue of Bikini Kill’s second EP, Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah was recorded in 1992 with Tim Green (Nation of Ulysses) at The Embassy - a group-house in Washington, D.C. - and was the first Bikini Kill release to feature the band’s song, 'Rebel Girl.' Originally a split EP with the Brighton, UK-based band, Huggy Bear, the b-side now features seven previously unreleased Bikini Kill songs drawn from era-appropriate live shows and practice tapes. The artwork has also been updated to include archival photos and liner notes from the Bratmobile’s Erin Smith, Comet Gain’s David Feck, and the members of Bikini Kill. Bikini Kill was a feminist punk band based in Olympia, WA and Washington, D.C., forming in 1990 and breaking up in 1997. Kathleen Hanna sang, Tobi Vail played drums, Billy Karren (a.k.a. Billy Boredom) played guitar and Kathi Wilcox played bass. Bikini Kill is credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early ’90s via their political lyrics, zines, and confrontational live performances. This EP is the second release in a larger campaign to reissue the complete Bikini Kill catalog on vinyl and CD.
Broken Twin [May (includes CD copy)]

April 29 street date. ANTI- is delighted to announce the signing of Danish artist Broken Twin: the performing moniker of a young and exciting musician, Majke Voss Romme. After formative years spent listening to artists such as Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan, Nico and Nick Drake, Broken Twin has found her own voice by delivering haunting piano-based compositions with vocals that echo the stark beauty and eeriness of the northern landscape. Her 2012 self-released EP Hold On To Nothing and deeply moving live performances have already begun to cause a stir in the music press. NME declared that "Broken Twin is the most arrestingly beautiful songwriter we’ve heard in aeons," while Pitchfork selected her for Best New Tracks and stated that "there’s something about the unaffected clarity of Broken Twin that rings true straight away."
Clientele [Suburban Light (LP&CD deluxe re-issue 2014)]

May 13 street date. 180 gram LP, Includes download + bonus album on CD. Merge Records will reissue Suburban Light - the start of the label’s five-album, decade-plus relationship with The Clientele - on May 13, 2014. Released as a double-disc and one-LP/one-CD set, this new edition will feature not only the album in its original European tracklisting but also a revelatory set of covers, rehearsals and B-sides that reveal the earliest iterations of The Clientele. And there’s the previously unreleased 'Sarah’s Prelude', too, the lovely, lonely and abandoned opener of an album that stuns, even without the strings.
Cramps [Flamejob (red opaque)]

May 6 street date. The Cramps emerged out of the first wave of punk music in the mid ’70s, frequenting clubs such as worldfamous CBGB. Led by husband and wife team Lux Interior and Poison Ivy, this garage 'psychobilly' band incorporated a unique flair for coalescing camp, Link Wray-inspired riffs, B-movies and bizarre performances. In the band’s self-produced sixth studio album, Flamejob, The Cramps return to their punk/rockabillyesque style, and of course, ratchet up the sexual double entendre. First vinyl pressing since its very limited original vinyl pressing in 1994. Mastered for vinyl by Masterdisk. Faithful, updated rendering of original art. Available in a limited edition of 1,500 on 200-gram vinyl and 1,500 on 150-gram opaque-red vinyl. Heavyweight vinyl jackets foil-numbered in silver; color vinyl jackets foil-numbered in gold.
Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers [Threat To Creation]

April 29 street date. "Mexican Summer is proud to announce the relaunch of Anthology Recordings, the reissue arm of the Mexican Summer label group and a rich retrospective endeavor." This 1981 collaboration between two acts on Adrian Sherwood’s nascent On-U Sound label captures, like few other records of the day, the dubbed-out pressure of living in Thatcherite London, pounded flat by class warfare and left to fend for oneself. Threat To Creation channels the raw earth blues through pounding rhythms and left-field sonic anachronisms, and reclaims dub reggae as a music defined by the struggle. Sherwood’s touch created invisible links between dub and punk rock, fostered through guest appearances by Ari Up (The Slits) and Keith Levene (Public Image Ltd.), Anthology is pleased to present the first-ever U.S. edition of this crucial work.
Death [III]

April 22 street date. Five years after the second life of Death was started with the release of their revelatory 1976 album, For the Whole World to See, Death III slams the door on the vault with a powerful set of songs that bring equal amounts of rock and ethereal soul-searching, in high-fidelity, rich bottomed, studio-grade sound. Alongside songs from 1975, 1976 and 1980, Death III contains two songs from 1992, as the Hackney brothers reconvened nearly a decade after they’d stopped playing together. Death III serves as a companion piece of sorts to the A Band Called Death documentary, tracking the band’s movement from spiritual young rockers to older and wiser, bruised-but-undefeated brothers, in pure musical terms. David Hackney’s visual representation of Death was a triangle, where 'spiritua', 'mental' and 'physical' formed the three angles. With this in mind, For the Whole World to See is clearly the physical corner, with its undeniable proto-punk power; Spiritual-Mental-Physical explores the mental axis, with Death working through some of their influences - including The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and even ELO - in their practice space. Death III is the spiritual end of the portrait, bookended by the dreamlike rock visions of David Hackney that created and propelled the band called Death.
Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger [Midnight Sun (Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl)]

April 29 street date. The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (The GOASTT) give a guided tour of bold, shape-shifting sonic murals and evocative lyrical panoramas. With an infectious sense of adventure akin to Beck and Flaming Lips, and several years of touring under their belt, Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl have taken their creative and savvy approach to psychedelia to new extremes. The ambitious songs on Midnight Sun flow cleverly together with unexpected ease to tell a vivid and provocative story. Familiar yet compelling, visceral and vital, the record is at once a response to the bizarre world we’ve inherited and helped to create, and a refreshing escapist daydream that, if not hopeful, is keenly insightful. The GOASTT has given us a record that is poised to be a postmodernpsychedelic classic, celebrating the unusual and the grandiose but fundamentally it just rocks hard and feels good. (On TOUR in CANADA during the months of May & June!!)
Menzingers [Rented World]

April 22 street date. Philadelphia-by-way-of Scranton punk band, The Menzingers are now two years on from Epitaph debut On The Impossible Past, voted Album of the Year by Absolute Punk and Punk News. The same accolades have followed The Menzingers since forming as teenagers, across the now classic Chamberlain Waits (2010) and first album A Lesson In The Abuse of Information Technology (2007). No longer housemates in Scranton, PA, the title to The Menzinger’s 2014 follow-up, Rented World, mirrors the band’s lifestyle since moving to Philly in 2008. The band was renting separate spaces around the city, but maintaining a practice space in North Philly where the majority of the record was written. While the previous two records trade on the trademark snarl of Chicago producer Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio and Lawrence Arms) and his Atlas Studio sound, TheMenzingers kept it Philly-local for Rented World, enlisting Jonathan Low, whose distinctively rich Americana sound resonates through the careers of The War On Drugs, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, and The National. "Things start to feel a little more serious," songwriter/guitarist Tom May said. "When we were younger we wrote fiery songs because at that age it’s your world view. Things feel wrong and you want to say how wrong it is. Now, I look at the world with a view of ‘well, I’m not right all the time’."
Milk Carton Kids [The Ash & Clay (CD/DVD)]

April 29 street date. When ANTI- Records released The Milk Carton Kids’ The Ash & Clay in March 2013, the band was just starting to make a name for themselves. In the year since, the band has been nominated for a Grammy, appeared on Austin City Limits and Prairie Home Companion multiple times, performed at the Americana Music Awards, and appeared at T-Bone Burnett and the Coen Bros’ triumphant Inside Llewyn Davis concert at New York’s Town Hall, later televised in a Showtime special. As the thousands of fans who have seen the band in the last year can attest, their live performance and between-song banter add a charming counterpoint to the music; now ANTI- is pleased to offer a deluxe packaging of their breakthrough album The Ash & Clay with the complete DVD of their September 2013 concert, Live from Lincoln Theater, all for one low price. DVD contains over an hour of performance, including live versions of many of the songs from The Ash & Clay as well as favorites such as Michigan and New York. "This is a really, really beautiful album" - BILLY BRAGG
Perhacs, Linda [Parallelograms (2LP/Expanded/Dlx)]

April 29 street date. "Mexican Summer is proud to announce the relaunch of Anthology Recordings, the reissue arm of the Mexican Summer label group and a rich retrospective endeavor." Originally released on the Kapp label in 1970, Linda Perhacs’ sleeper psych-folk opus Parallelograms has enjoyed a perennial resurgence since it surfaced on collectors’ radar in the ‘90s. Gentle as it is deep, few records have been able to capture the emotional depth of a beautiful stranger’s mind on a breezy summer’s day, framed by deceptively deep arrangements and Ms. Perhacs’ lucid vocal delivery. Anthology presents the definitive version of Parallelograms, mastered from the original tapes and including a bonus LP of demos and interviews. Double LP comes in reverse board gatefold jacket with 6-panel insert. Includes digital download code.
Perry, Lee Scratch [Back On The Controls (2LP 180g - gatefold)]

April 29 street date. Non-returnable. The Album is presented in high quality double 180 gram black vinyl, with a double gatefold sleeve. ABOUT THE ALBUM: UK producer Daniel Boyle lovingly recreated the original set up of Black Ark studios by collecting all the original equipment used by Lee Perry back in the day, and rebuilding Black Ark in his own London studio. Hearing of this, Lee Scratch Perry couldn’t resist a visit to London, and the resulting sessions that reunited The Upsetter with his original recording set up was the blueprint for this brand new album project. 13 new songs, plus dub versions - many with iconic Lee Perry vocals too! The first modern Lee Perry Production to reach the world on the Upsetter Label in many years. "Lee 'Scratch' Perry Is 'Back on the Controls' in Roots Reggae Return! "If I pulled the plug, just like that, then snap!, the entire universe could disappear," famed reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry tells Rolling Stone. "But then it would be on my conscience. I was sent here to make people happy . . but repentance is coming." "Repentance" refers to "Repent," one of the lead tracks from Perry's upcoming album, Lee "Scratch" Perry - Back on the Controls." - Rolling Stone
Plague Vendor [Free To Eat]

April 15 street date. Plague Vendor are from Whittier, CA. They make garage-style punk reminiscent of Gun Club or Grinderman and manifests most recently in bands like The Black Lips, FIDLAR, Iceage, and Ty Segall. Guitar, bass and drums, and a kinetic frontman, channeling his inner Nick Cave and willing to spill a little blood for your entertainment. Signed to Epitaph after some impressive live shows and a near perfect demo, Plague Vendor release their debut full length, Free to Eat, this April. Plague Vendor’s snarling guitars and high energy sets will make young music fans who have never heard of the bands mentioned above fully engaged in Plague Vendor’s infectious second wave of garage punk.
Strung Out [Volume One (4LP/1DVD)]

April 15 street date. Spanning their more than 20 years together, STRUNG OUT have established themselves as stalwarts of the punk scene with an ability to organically evolve and continue to influence their peers. When STRUNG OUT began, as one of the first acts signed to Fat Wreck Chords, they quickly became known for their innovative blend of melodic skate-punk and aggressive metal-infused riffs. Over the course of their first 3 studio full-lengths they successfully honed their sound into a recognizable brand, setting them apart from their counterparts in both style and execution. In the spirit of capturing that distinct era in STRUNG OUT’s history the idea for a box set and reissues came about. Titled Volume One this box set showcases Another Day in Paradise, Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues, and Twisted By Design, all fully remixed by Ryan Greene (NOFX, No Use For a Name, Lagwagon, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes), helping to display the true power of these momentous songs along with nuances previously unheard. All the artwork has been reworked from the original pieces and now includes deluxe foldout inserts with never before seen photos and extensive liner notes from the band. The real gem of the box set (in the works for a decade!!!) is the first-ever STRUNG OUT DVD! Made up of a full 2012 concert where they performed the Suburban and Twisted albums in their entirety, all professionally filmed and recorded, the DVD is further enhanced with a TON of footage from the ‘90s: shows, tour antics, interviews, behind the scenes stuff; a veritable treasure trove of classic STRUNG OUT. For the vinyl hounds, the LP box set includes the rare album The Skinny Years.. Before We Got Fat, remastered and on vinyl for the first and only time ever! (It’s also included in the CD box set, as bonus tracks on the Paradise disc) Of course, all three deluxe reissues will be made available individually in addition to being part of the box set. The bar has been set high with such classic material and Volume One definitely meets expectations.
Thee Oh Sees [Drop]

April 29 street date. Our lad John P. Dwyer has been lancing eardrums with Thee Oh Sees in an ever-escalating flurry of records for the past six years. Since the release of The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In announced a new loud era (and excepting a few momentary detours into home-baked territory - Dog Poison and Castlemania, for example), Dwyer and company have pummeled a bit harder each time out, cementing their reputation as a live force to be reckoned with and leaving legions sweaty and bruised in the process. Late last year, after years of relentlessly touring the world, the word got out.. Dwyer’s moving to Los Angeles (fear not, still California!) and Thee Oh Sees are taking a much-needed hiatus with a shifting of gears ahead and a new album on the way. This is that album. Drop was recorded in a banana-ripening warehouse (no joke) with hair-farming studio warlock Chris Woodhouse playing drums; it’s also graced with the presence of talented gurus Mikal Cronin, Greer McGettrick and Casafis adding horns and vocals. The result pushes the familiar polarities of the group farther outward than ever before. Opener 'Penetrating Eye' might be the heaviest Oh Sees song yet, 'Transparent World' and 'Put Some Reverb On My Brother' foam with seasick fuzz, and yet the ballads, like the harpsichorded 'King’s Nose' and the lush and stately closer 'The Lens', extend their oeuvre into mellotronic, far-out pop with delicacy and grace. This schizophrenia heralds the man and the band into an unseen future in classic Dwyer fashion - restless energy harnessed into exquisitely crafted jams, with an emphasis on the pensive and the paranoid in turns.
Tyler, William [Lost Colony]

April 29 street date. Lost Colony follows William Tyler’s critically acclaimed album Impossible Truth. This limited-edition 12-inch features a new song 'Whole New Dude', a full band re-working of 'We Can’t Go Home Again' from Impossible Truth, and 'Karussell', a cover of a Michael Rother (Neu!) song. 'Whole New Dude' was born from a conversation with Mike Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger) about Julian Jaynes’ The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind and how ancient peoples slowly transformed into what we could consider more 'modern' thinking. Tyler and Taylor joked that the title of the book should have been 'Whole New Dude' and it stuck. After over a year of solo touring in support of Impossible Truth, Tyler was excited to write and arrange more for an ensemble. He said, "including these guys as part of the band has totally transformed the way I look at playing this music because it feels more like family on these songs, I am not hammering away in a private/existential manner all by myself. We tracked it as a band, there were other people to bounce ideas off." Infusing 'We Can’t Go Home Again' with new life by giving the song the full band treatment allowed Tyler to breathe new life into both his song and his creative process.
V/A [Farewell Transmission 2CD (music of Jason Molina)]

April 22 street date. On March 16, 2013 Jason Molina passed away of natural causes after a longstanding battle with alcohol. Jason’s death shook the world of many music-lovin’ souls and the music world as a whole. At 39 years old, he left behind a remarkable song catalog and lasting impression on anyone who heard his music with Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. Starting as a heavy metal bass player from Loraine, Ohio, he became one of the most influential and iconic singer-songwriters in indie music. Farewell Transmission the Music of Jason Molina is a collection of Molina favorites performed by My Morning Jacket, Magnolia Memorial Company (formerly Songs:Ohia), Murder by Death, Communist Daughter, Enemy Planes and more! Farewell Transmission also contains new music from Molina’s bandmates - Memorial Electric Company including 'Arm in Arm', a tribute to their fallen bandmate and beloved 'Trouble In Mind (Fade To Blue)' - previously unreleased. Rock the Cause Records a music based nonprofit is donating all net proceeds to MusiCares. To learn more about the charitable impact of this release visit irockthecause.org
Weiss, Chuck E. [Red Beans And Weiss (LP+CD copy)]

April 15 street date. Which Chuck E. Weiss do we talk about here? The one who so impressed blues legends Lightnin’ Hopkins and Willie Dixon as a Denver teenager that they took him out in their road bands? The one who lived in LA’s Tropicana Hotel in the 70s alongside Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones, ending up namechecked on the classic Waits albums Small Change and Nighthawks at the Diner, and in Rickie Lee Jones’ hit 'Chuck E.’s in Love'? The one who has recorded with Tom Waits, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Roger Miller, Dr. John, Willie Dixon? Whichever Chuck E. Weiss you choose, he’s a legend, and his new album Red Beans and Weiss delivers on the big personality. Executive produced by Johnny Depp and Tom Waits, Red Beans and Weiss blends blues, barrelhouse, and bluster into a highly entertaining whole.
Wiffen, David [David Wiffen (180g)]

April 15 street date. Self titled studio debut album by Canadian singer/song writer David Wiffen originally released on Fantasy Records in 1971. Highlighting David’s rich baritone voice and his world weary, melancholic songs, the album features the classic song 'Driving Wheel' covered by Tom Rush, The Byrds, The Jayhawks, Roger McGuinn and The Cowboy Junkies among many others, the openly confessional 'More Often Than Not' and 'I’ve Got A Ticket'. An underground country/folk/chamber pop classic reissued by 4 Men With Beards on 180 gram vinyl.
Woods [With Light and With Love]

April 15 street date. Vinyl packaged in deluxe gatefold jacket and includes digital download. "Woods’ brand of pop shamanism has undergone several gradual transformations over their past few albums, but on With Light and With Love, the tinkering reveals an expanded sonic palette that includes singing saw, heavier emphasis on percussion, and a saloon piano that sounds like it was rescued from a flooded basement. Distinct from both the stoned volk of their earliest recordings and the kraut-y dalliances of more recent fare, With Light and With Love showcases a more sophisticated brand of contemporary drug music that owes more to Magical Mystery Tour than motorik. If you’ve ever thought of Woods as a pop group comprised of weirdos, or a weirdo band that happens to excel at playing pop songs almost in spite of itself, With Light and With Love provides a corrective in the form of songs that show these two elements as natural, inextricable bedfellows. Throughout the album, vocals are frequently emitted through Leslie speakers and guitars perform one-string ragas like Sandy Bull reared on shoegaze and skate videos. With Light and With Love is an album of deeply psychedelic, deeply satisfying songs for a new age of searchers, of Don Juan and Animal Chin alike." - James Toth
Wye Oak [Shriek]

April 29 street date. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak have spent most of their lives in Baltimore, Maryland. But after two years of constant touring with Civilian, their highly lauded 2011 album, they landed on opposite sides of the country with an unforeseeable future ahead. Despite this newfound uncertainty, the two bandmates embraced their physical distance, passing ideas back and forth, allowing new work to evolve in their respective solitudes. Shriek is Wye Oak’s fourth full-length and the culmination of their intent to express the emotional and intuitive self by acting out animalistic exclamations through cathartic release. It is their most personal and confident declaration yet. Newly inspired by playing bass, Jenn took up songwriting in a setting where the guitar did not dictate harmonic boundaries or require a call-and-response relationship with her voice, a hallmark of previous Wye Oak records. With her phrasing freed, now it is often Andy who interacts with Jenn’s vocals, playing syncopated and meditative keyboard parts, and the duo’s collaborative arrangements provide a backdrop in which both the arcs of melodies and the new rhythmic elements flourish. To engineer, mix, and co-produce, they brought in Nicolas Vernhes of the Rare Book Room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, whose inventive and forward-thinking approaches to production complemented their new direction. The result is a record of indisputable humanity. Shriek is a complete narrative of disorientation, loss, renewal, and empowerment. Upcoming Tour Dates: 5/10/2014 - Montreal - Il Motore - and - 5/11/2014 - Toronto - Horseshoe Tavern.

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