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Battle of Santiago [La Migra]

May 5 street date. Toronto-based group the Battle of Santiago combines classic Afro-Cuban rhythms and vocals with a distinctly Canadian postrock spirit and sensibility. The band’s upcoming release La Migra dives deep into Afro-Cuban waters, mixing Afro-Cuban Yoruba chants with subtle electronica and rumbas with post-rock experimentalism. The sound is more than just Radiohead meets Irakere, there’s some cumbia tinged with dub anthemic Latin rock and even some smooth funk. CBC music has confirmed it will be doing an exclusive First Play - this section of their website typically gets 1 million page visits per day. The release is starting to receive radio play in Canada on College radio and on CBC as well as internationally. The release is debuting on the Top 30 charts in Canada in various markets which is great!
Black Angels [Death Song (2LP/poster)]

April 21 street date. Black Angels' 1st full length in 4 years !! Written and recorded in large part during the recent election cycle, the music on ‘Death Song’ serves as part protest, part emotional catharsis in a climate dominated by division, anxiety and unease. ‘Death Song’ features production from Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, The Shins). The 11-track collection offers a sharply honed elaboration on their signature sound – menacing fuzz guitar and cutting wordplay, steeped in a murky hallucinatory dream.
Boss Hog [Brood X]

April 21 street date. Boss Hog returns from the wild with their most subversive record — this is the seductive soundtrack for the second coming of militant rock’n’roll, and the groove has never been stronger. Brood X — emerging from the dirty streets of New York City after seventeen years of gestation — is a futuristic brew of 21st Century blues, toxic punk rock beat music, and hyper-focused, outer-space psycho assaults. Thermonuclear chanteuse Cristina Martinez blisters the hypocrites, the haters, the heartless, and the clueless hangers-on with a full-tilt microphone attack. A sex-bomb salvo for troubled times, Martinez gives voice to America’s pain while pulling no punches. This band does not negotiate. This is scorched earth rock’n’roll for the resistance, barbed-wire blues battling for the future of the planet. Recorded and mixed at the fabled Key Club, using Sly Stone’s legendary There’s A Riot Goin’ On console, the album channels the subversive mojo of the underground and brings next-level sonics to save your very soul.
Cindy Lee [Malenkost (Incl. Download)]

May 5 street date. Cindy Lee is the brainchild of singer/guitarist Patrick Flegel. While some may know Flegel from his time spent in Canadian experimental indie band Women, Cindy Lee has spent the past four years crafting songs that push and pull in opposing directions – from tales of tragedy laced with haywire distortion to moments of breathtaking beauty. On Malenkost, Flegel combines everything that makes Cindy Lee so essential: heart-wrenching romantic pleas, rough shards of noise and twilit ballads. Featuring the lo-fi pop single “A Message From The Aching Sky,” Malenkost sounds like Deerhunter playing The Supremes or vice versa. Superior Viaduct’s imprint W.25TH presents the first of many Cindy Lee releases. Spectral and timeless, the music of Cindy Lee is hauntingly familiar yet of another plane, a magical collision of Brill Building hooks and uncompromising No Wave. “Cindy Lee is intensely dark and cathartic, an eerie fever dream of fleeting, utterly heartbreaking classic girl-group melodies … one of the best things we have heard all year.” —Gorilla Vs. Bear
Coltrane, John & Alice [Cosmic Music]

May 19 street date. First time reissued with its original cover. Featuring Pharoah Sanders, Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali! John Coltrane transformed the inner architecture of jazz, throughout the mid-1950s and 1960s and long after his premature death at age 40 in 1967. No other American musician could be said to be at the spiritual center of the ‘60s musical universe as Trane influenced Albert Ayler, La Monte Young, Jimi Hendrix and everybody in between. Cosmic Music, originally self-released by Alice Coltrane in 1968 and later issued by Impulse!, features two tracks (“Manifestation” and “Rev. King”) by John Coltrane’s legendary final quintet that were recorded in San Francisco on February 2nd, 1966 and two more (“Lord Help Me To Be” and “The Sun”) from Alice Coltrane’s very first session as a bandleader, recorded six months after her husband’s passing. “Manifestation” opens with the group already in mid-flight: Trane’s fierce tenor leads the way with Pharoah Sanders’ blistering sax and Alice’s powerful chords hearing his call. On “Rev. King,” Trane introduces a lyrical theme and then the composition erupts into fiery incantations, while Jimmy Garrison’s bass throbs alongside the propulsive, gravity-defying drumming of Rashied Ali. Foreshadowing her majestic debut, A Monastic Trio, “Lord Help Me To Be” brings Alice’s celestial piano playing and inspired improvisations to the foreground with Sanders, Garrison and drummer Ben Riley rumbling in tow. “The Sun,” a meditative ballad with subtle urgency, perfectly closes the album’s contemplative circle. As John Coltrane recites on the final track, “May there be peace and love and perfection throughout all creation.”
Dangerdoom [The Mouse and the Mask: Official Metalface Version (3LP)]

May 5 street date. Back in 2005, super producer Danger Mouse and masked hip hop supervillain DOOM came together for The Mouse And The Mask, a collaborative album released under the name DANGERDOOM. Among DOOM’s most successful projects both critically and commercially, the album was inspired by Cartoon Network’s latenight Adult Swim programming slate, and includes appearances from several Adult Swim characters, including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Space Ghost, Harvey Birdman, and more. The full 7-track 2006 DANGERDOOM EP Occult Hymn is included, as well as two previously unreleased tracks, making this the definitive DANGERDOOM collection.
Descendents [Everything Sucks (LP+7"/20th anniversary)]

May 5 street date. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this special release in our history, Epitaph Records is proud to present the deluxe 20th Anniversary edition of DESCENDENTS - Everything Sucks. This remastered edition is a vinyl lover’s dream; pressed on 180 gram vinyl and including a 7” with 2 unreleased bonus tracks. The packaging features deluxe embossed cover art which features the beloved Milo cartoon. This album marked a reunion for the band back in 1996 with the line- up that has remained solid ever since, featuring singer Milo Aukerman, drummer Bill Stevenson, bassist Karl Alvarez and guitarist Stephen Egerton. Everything Sucks features punk classics, “I’m The One” and “Everything Sux.”
El Michels Affair [Return to the 37th Chamber (4 different covers)]

April 14 street date. The wait is over, Return To The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic Enter the 37th Chamber. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that EMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever. This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the Return to The 37th Chamber it’s own hazy sound. Adding to the unique fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu’s superlative vocals. From start to finish it’s a dark trip that walks the line between RZA’s timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on Snakes and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of Tearz, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man’s hit, All I Need, lending her vocal prowess to what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the “rug that ties the room together,” giving Return To The 37th Chamber a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair record and not just a collection of covers. The vinyl version of Return To The 37th Chamber is presented with 4 different hand painted covers.
Full Of Hell [Trumpeting Ecstasy (Ltd)]

May 5 street date. Maryland / Pennsylvania experimental death-noise band Full Of Hell have embarked on quite the journey leading up to the their latest full-length album Trumpeting Ecstasy, their most punishing, virulent, and dynamic work to date. The embryonic beginnings of Full of Hell displayed their palette at its most primitive: d-beat and blast-ridden hardcore punk, with spats of noise and caustic rhythm. After the release of their Profound Lore Records debut Full Of Hell & Merzbow in late 2014, their third full-length album, the band began to truly come into their own, combining elements of their previous sound with grindcore, death / black metal, sonically laden power electronics and industrial pounding. The band followed this up with a direct collaboration album with The Body and several EPs, one of them being their most-recent split 7-inch with Nails (which debuted on #2 on the Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart). The band builds upon their Merzbow collaboration and the releases succeeding it with this latest—going into God City Studios with Kurt Ballou at the production helm, the result is their best and strongest. Sky tearing and sonically cataclysmic, this aural deluge also features guest appearances by Aaron Turner (Sumac / Old Man Gloom / Mamiffer / Isis), Nate Newton (Converge / Old Man Gloom), Andrew Nolan (Column Of Heaven / The Endless Blockade), and Canadian singer/songwriter Nicole Dollanganger.
Girlpool [Powerplant]

May 12 street date. (LP version includes download) Life has been a whirl for Girlpool since the release of their acclaimed 2015 debut Before the World Was Big. Shortly before the record came out, Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker relocated from their hometown of Los Angeles all the way across the country to Philadelphia, where they quickly became embedded in the local D.I.Y. scene. Girlpool made their mark with a spare, simple sound — two guitars and two voices, with absolutely nothing else accompanying them. It was an original, intimate sound, and it made the two sound like they were united against the rest of the world. But on their new album, Powerplant, they’re trying something else. They’re playing with a full band. Over 10 days in August 2016, Girlpool holed up at Los Angeles’ comp-ny studios to record and mix Powerplant with Drew Fischer. For the first time, Harmony and Cleo were joined by a third performer, drummer Miles Wintner, a friend who easily meshed with the tightknit duo. The 12 tracks that compose Powerplant grow and burn with greater fire than the duo have possessed heretofore. Both bandmates were heavily inspired by Elliott Smith, the Cranberries, the Cocteau Twins, Brian Eno, Arthur Russell, and Graham Nash; the influence of each appear in the record’s deliberate and intricate guitar work (“Fast Dust,” “She Goes By”) as well as its embrace of dissonant noise (“Corner Store,” “Soup”). Perhaps what really makes Powerplant a home run is that Girlpool understand exactly how to use their incisive lyrics, soft textures, hushed harmonies, and soaring hooks for maximum emotional impact. In these moments, when Harmony and Cleo’s voices join together to deliver transcendent transmissions straight from their hearts, Girlpool become a league of their own. (For fans of Frankie Cosmos, Elliott Smith, Alex G. and Wilco) “When Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker harmonize, it’s like a lightning bolt to the gut.” – NPR // “Rock music still matters, and Girlpool is its future” - Fader
Hawkwind [Into the Woods (2LP - new 2017)]

May 5 street date. Limited edition 2LP Import!! Cherry Red Records are pleased to announce the release of the new album by the legendary Hawkwind, Into The Woods. It follows the critical acclaim and commercial success of last year’s Top 40 album The Machine Stops. “Part of this album is a continuation of the story begun in The Machine Stops,” says Hawkwind’s head honcho Dave Brock, “livingabove.
Lighthouse [Lighthouse/Suite Feeling/Peacing It All..(2CD)]

April 14 street date. Canadian jazz rockers’ three albums for RCA, dating from 1969 and 1970. At one time, Lighthouse boasted 13 members, playing very much their own brand of music and subsequently paving the way for acts such as Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago. They disbanded in 1976 but reformed in 1982 as a 10 piece, and continue to gig and occasionally record. Digitally remastered and slipcased with Extensive new notes.
Los Angeles Police Department [Los Angeles Police Department]

April 28 street date. (LP version includes download) “My favorite records are the ones that make me feel like I’m getting to know an artist,” says Ryan Pollie, the creative force behind the L.A. pop outfit Los Angeles Police Department. “I love albums that sound like someone is telling me their deepest secrets.” Steeped in buzzily iridescent synths and beautifully downhearted melodies, his new album—which, like his 2015 debut, is self-titled—reveals an artist writing from the gut, spilling his darkest secrets, steeling himself against life’s harshest truths and most dreadful tragedies. His second self-titled album grew out of a period of great change for Pollie both personally and professionally. The L.A. musician ended one relationship and started another. He released a debut album in 2014 to critical claim and watched as the single “She Came Through (Again)” became a surprise hit—the kind of bittersweet pop song destined to anchor a multitude of lovelorn mixtapes. He signed to Anti- Records and worked on Los Angeles Police Department with Jonathan Rado (Foxygen, Whitney, Lemon Twigs) producing and Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Foo Fighters) mixing. Los Angeles Police Department reveals an artist turning the personal into the universal and giving a bit of himself away in the process. “I’m a student of the album, so it was important to make this more than just a collection of the best songs I had written. It had to be a journey for me and for the listener.” The journey does not end with the album, but will continue throughout his next album and his next and his next. “My music is an extension of myself and it’s definitely something that I’m going to grow with.” (For fans of Car Seat Headrest, Jay Som and War on Drugs.)
Me First & The Gimme Gimmes [Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits]

April 7 street date / April 21 for LP (date change). For the uniformed Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, consisting of NOFX frontman Fat Mike, Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape, Foo Fighting Chris Shiflett, Lagwagon drummer Dave Raun, and the unparalleled silky vocals of Spike Slawson, have been banging out other peoples’ hits for over two decades now. So, what is really left to say about punk super-group and cover band extraordinaire Me First and the Gimme Gimmes? After 7 studio albums, a live record and too many singles to count, they’ve tackled just about every genre under the sun. Be it Motown, Country, show tunes, Japanese Pop (sung in Japanese!), these seasoned punk rock pros have triumphed on every occasion in a way only the Gimmes could. With such an extensive and wide ranging catalog, where does one begin? Lucky for you, they’ve done that work for you. Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits, finally compiles all the best hits onto one disc! From perpetual favorite “I Believe I Can Fly” to the classic Country tune “Desperado”, to the diva sensation “Straight Up”, the hits just keep a-comin’! They’ve even thrown in some deeper cuts for the Gimmes’ most fervent enthusiasts with “City of New Orleans” and “Hats off to Larry”. With 17 of only the very best hits, Rake It In is sure to satisfy Gimmes fans from all reaches of the globe.
Raveonettes [2016 Atomized]

April 21 street date. The Raveonettes are an L.A. based indie rock duo from Denmark. They are Sune Rose Wagner (guitar and vocals) and Sharin Foo (bass, guitar and vocals). Widely credited as one of the key influences in the garage rock revival of the noughties, The Raveonettes have rightfully earned their place in rock'n'roll history. Revered by the likes of Tom Petty, Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode), Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Little Steven and Johnny Marr, to name but a few; the band continues to evolve sonically and visually as their live shows continue to captivate audiences around the world. Their music is characterized by close vocal harmonies combined with hard-edged electric guitar sounds and liberal dose of noise. Their songs juxtapose the simplicity abd '50s & '60s rock with intense electric instrumentation, driving beats and dark lyrical content.
Rowe, Sean [New Lore]

April 7 street date. I’ve always been tied to the idea of having each record sound different from the one before it, and there’s no exception with this one. My writing on this one is really reflective of the story that I’ve been living out over the past few years--as a musician, a father, and a human trying to navigate this crazy world. It’s also the stories that we all share: the everyday stuff, and the big stuff. As always, I poured my heart into these songs. When I came across the opportunity to link up with an internationally acclaimed producer who I have long admired, I knew he would be able to add some deep mojo to the recordings. Matt Ross-Spang (Grammy-Winning engineer of Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free, one of my favorite records of last year) is a musical Willy Wonka, and his Chocolate Factory is the legendary Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis, TN. This place has an unmatched soul and a vibe that stems from the history of Memphis as a haven for many of my musical heroes. I’m incredibly honored and excited to have worked with Matt and the team at Sam Phillips to make this record the best that it can be. -Sean Rowe
Stelling, Christopher Paul [Itinerant Arias]

May 5 street date. (LP version includes download) Itinerant Arias is the fourth album from troubadour Christopher Paul Stelling. There is a fearless quality to Stelling’s songs, with a voice that sounds both old and young, and his intricate finger-picking guitar style. As a live performer, Stelling is a force of nature, performing over 400+ shows in the last 3 years. He has supported artists such as Ben Harper and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats on national tours and played solo performances across the world. Itinerant Arias finds Stelling adding a band to his recording and touring process, bringing a new dimension to his sound and powerful dynamics to his live show. “His music feels undeniable: Best witnessed live, it’s steeped in tradition yet filled with vitality, immediacy and soul.” – NPR Music // “The amount of talent that comes from Christopher Paul Stelling is difficult to put into words… press play to any one of his songs, and immediately you will find yourself transported to a place you will never want to leave.” – The Vinyl District // Dubbed one of the “10 New Artists You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone Magazine
Subhumans [The Day the Country Died (180g/Gatefold/Poster)]

April 7 street date. Remastered from the original analogue master tapes * 180g black vinyl * New vinyl cut, metalwork and plant for 2017 * Packaged in a gatefold sleeve complete with booklet and poster. REMASTERED AND REISSUED!!! Widely regarded as a classic punk rock album, The Day The Country Died is the first album by the Subhumans. The album was recorded in five days in June 1982 and originally released in January 1983 on Spiderleg Records. It was later released on Bluurg, the band's own record label. Recorded when the Cold War was in full swing, lyrically, the album is awash with Orwellian references, dystopian imagery, and sociopolitical commentary. Musically, the band deliver the roaring, jagged guitars and pummeling bass lines that made them forerunners of the British anarcho-punk movement.
Swervedriver [Mezcal Head]

May 5 street date. 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL • INCLUDES 4 PAGE BOOKLET • FEATURING THE HIT SINGLE “DUEL” • FIRST PRESSING OF 1.500 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON “MEZCAL” COLOURED VINYL (TRANSPARENT WITH A HINT OF GOLD) Swervedriver are an English alternative rock band formed in Oxford in 1989 around core members Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge. Mezcal Head is their second album, originally released in 1993. The album includes their most successful single “Duel”, which was awarded NME’s Single of the Week. The album turned out to be one of the hottest albums in 1993 and was recognized a masterpiece from start to finish of vintage dream-pop/shoe gaze on AllMusic with a 9/10 rating. Mezcal Head was ranked at number 265 on Spin’s “The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985-2014)” list. Alternative Press also ranked it #39 and #90 on their “90 Greatest Albums of the 90s” and “Top 99 Albums of ‘85 to ‘95” lists respectively. Pitchfork Media ranked the album #10 in their list of the top 50 shoegaze albums in 2016. Finally, for the first time since its original release in 1993, Mezcal Head is available on European soil. In celebration, the first 1.500 copies will be pressed on “Mezcal” coloured vinyl; transparent with a hint of gold vinyl.
Tonstartssbandht [Sorcerer (Incl. Download/Poster)]

March 31 street date. Sorcerer is the first full-length studio album from Andy and Edwin White, the Florida / New York duo known as Tonstartssbandht, since 2011's Now I Am Become. On Sorcerer, the brothers chart a heavenly course above the storm and stress, one explored over years of touring and through a poetic language forged between performers and siblings. This is Tonstartssbandht at the height of their song - and story - craft, channeling pure motion and emotion through a soulful filter at the speed of sorcery. Black Vinyl LP comes with download code and 24"x12" 2 sided poster.
Wear Your Wounds [WYW]

April 7 street date. Wear Your Wounds is the product of years worth of solo recordings by Converge founder Jacob Bannon. On this release, he is joined by guest musicians Kurt Ballou (Converge), Mike Mckenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth, Unraveller), Chris Maggio (Sleigh Bells, Trap Them, Coliseum) and Sean Martin (Hatebreed, Cage, Kid Cudi, Twitching Tongues). Together they have created a powerful album that is unlike anything they have ever individually worked on. Vinyl version includes digital download.
Weaver, Jane [Modern Kosmology]

May 19 street date. The comfortably claustrophobic opening track of Jane Weaver’s sixth studio album reveals a genuine experimental-pop artist in absolute control of her own intimate vessel, a songwriter and composer whose craft communicates and illustrates, vibrant within her first articulate strokes. In its sweetness, this is an ability that transcends style, politics and egotism and one that only comes with life-experience and the ability to learn, grow and fantasise in private and public alike. For those that have followed her detailed career, Jane Weaver is progressive rock in its purest molecular form. Fossilised in ferric, the crystal in the concrete. Magnetic, melodic, folkloric, unapologetic and rhythmic in her discipline. Modern Kosmology is the result of a scientist of popular song gone rogue. Here we find a model student of second-hand Kraut-rock, female punk, hard-subbed new-wave, synthesiser skip-finds and unpronounceable worldly feminine pop who’s finally reached her eureka moment. From science to séance, Modern Kosmology sees Jane Weaver’s melodic-protagonist channeling new depths of creative cosmic energy within. After the huge critical acclaim of 2012’s Fallen By Watchbird, followed by 2015’s exploratory “Silver Globe” LP winning her unanimous “record of the year accolades” and hefty measures of radio play-listing Jane Weaver’s conceptual trajectory has sent her neo-kosmische penchants to the point of no-return. Flown too far from the nest into a wider vista where brave melodic feminine songwriting meets robust synthesis, brutalist composition and Letterist informed song-structure… this album, for many, might be the post-grad psychedelic pop album they never thought would happen.

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