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Aesop Rock [Spirit World Field Guide (2LP-ultra clear vinyl)]

November 13 street date. The all-new "Spirit World Field Guide" offers twenty-one insightful chapters of firsthand know-how into the terrain, wildlife, and social customs of our parallel universe. It's been a long road for Aesop Rock to get here, releasing a steady stream of impressive albums, singles, and collaborative projects that have continued to invigorate, solidify and grow his diverse fan base, but he shows no signs of slowing down or deviating from his path, constantly pushing his creative limits. Since his debut in the late 90s, Aesop Rock's writing has been of the highest caliber, but one thing that has continually evolved is his near-flawless and diverse flow, now perfectly infused with his personality and a gift for visual imagery. On "Spirit World Field Guide", characters, inanimate objects, and their surrounding environments vividly come to life as Aesop describes each passing moment throughout the album.
Anti-Flag [Beyond Barricades: The Story Of Anti-Flag]

November 6 street date. "Beyond Barricades: The Story of Anti-Flag" is a feature length documentary film that tells the story of political punk band Anti-Flag by diving into the world of punk rock and activism, shedding light on the trials and tribulations of playing politically charged music for over 25 years. An inspiring look at a group of musicians dedicating their lives to fighting for human rights through their songs and outreach. With their endless drive to help others, they put empathy over apathy and fight cynicism with optimism, but find that things could go tragically wrong at any moment. Features interviews with the band and contemporaries such as Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Billy Bragg, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Brian Baker (Bad Religion), Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners, Hot Water Music), Tom May and Greg Barnett (The Menzingers) and many more help tell the story of a band whose drive to spread their message is truly unstoppable.
Ataraxia [The Unexplained (orange vinyl)]

November 6 street date. The pioneering electronic composer Mort Garson ("Mother Earth's Plantasia") takes on supernatural phenomena with lush synth grooves on "The Unexplained", his only release under the name Ataraxia. Subtitled "Electronic Musical Impressions of the Occult", the album explores tarot, astral projection, seances, and more with Garson's signature Moog synthesizer serving as the listener's tour guide to the paranormal. The exploratory, whimsical spirit of its creator is evident throughout the release, but it also takes its subject matter seriously, making it essential for anyone interested in musical conjurations of the occult. This remastered edition marks the first official reissue of the album since its initial 1975 release, and it includes all the original liner notes.
Azymuth//Adrian Younge/Ali Shaheed Muhammad [Azymuth (Jazz Is Dead 4) (2LP)]

November 13 street date. The fourth release from Jazz Is Dead records features Azymuth, one of the bands in Brazilian history, redefining Popular Brazilian Music. Having released almost 20 albums in their career, Azymuth proves to be a consistent source for an innovative mix of jazz, pop, MPB, and electronic music.
British Sea Power [Open Season (2LP/1colour & 1pic disc Zoetrope)]

November 6 street date. On the 15th anniversary of its original release, Rough Trade Records are excited to announce that a reissue of British Sea Power's majestic second album, ‘Open Season’, will be released on 6th November, 2020. The expanded limited edition release will include additional live sessions, B-sides and rarities from the period and extensive new sleeve notes. The double LP is a one-off pressing, housed in a gatefold sleeve, the first disc on blue vinyl, with the second being a zoetrope picture disc. LP is limited to 2500 copies and will be numbered.
Cocker, Jarvis [2020BF - Further Complications (colour + 12")]

November 27 street date. Jarvis Cocker is releasing two special vinyl editions of 2006 self-titled debut "Jarvis" and second album "Further Complications" as part of RSD Black Friday 2020 on November 27. Both reissues come with a bonus release featuring a special reprint of two of his greatest singles. The reissue project has been personally overseen by Jarvis including the remastering of "Further Complications". In addition to the full albums appearing on vinyl, the RSD releases will be accompanied by limited edition bonus pressings. 2009's "Further Complications" is joined by a black etched 12" featuring "You're In My Eyes (Discosong)", while the album itself comes on white vinyl. Both albums have been out of print for several years and these coloured vinyl new editions are limited to 150 copies in Canada.
Falcon Jane [Faith]

November 13 street date (LP) / December 11 (Cassette). Hailing from Orangeville, Ontario, Falcon Jane's second album "Faith" started coming together at the beginning of 2019 when Sara May, the artist behind the band, experienced a string of deaths in her family. Attending a seemingly endless number of traditional Catholic funerals within the space of a year caused May to dive inwards, reassessing her own notions of memory, grief, love, ceremony and identity. "Faith" is a way of excavating her truth through clear-eyed self-examination. This new faith is presented in "Heaven", a track that culminates these internal struggles with an idyllic, peaceful state. Says Sara, "that's where I'm trying to get to. The rest of the songs are doing the hard work to try to get there".
Flynn, Ethan P. [B Sides & Rarities: Volume 1]

Please note new street date: November 6. An expanded version of Ethan P. Flynn's debut compilation and career retrospective "B-Sides & Rarities Volume 1". Originally released via Bandcamp, "B-Sides & Rarities Volume 1" is an evolving body of work featuring a collection of songs recorded between 2015 and 2018. Showcasing a deft songwriting flair and touching on musical inspirations that run the gamut from Sparklehorse to Madlib, Julia Holter to Danny Brown and Tom Waits, the collection first appeared via Bandcamp in 2019. The record's next chapter saw Tokyo's renowned Big Love Records pressing the album to vinyl at the start of 2020, exclaiming "a genius appears! The first hero of the 2020s!". Now expanded to include four new songs, it will get a full global release via Young Turks.
Fripp, Robert [Exposure (2LP/original '79 & 2006 third edition/200g)]

October 30 street date. After an absence of 30 years, the first edition of Robert Fripp's "exposure" is available on vinyl again, now as 200-gram vinyl. The album has been mastered by Jason Mitchell at LOUD mastering from masters approved by Robert Fripp. The new 2 LP edition consists of the original 1979 release on LP1, while LP2 presents the 2006 third edition on vinyl for the first time. This is essentially, a version of the 1983 remix/1985 reissue with the inclusion of the 3 formerly unreleased Daryl Hall vocal tracks.
Garson, Mort [Mother Earth's Plantasia (2LP-180g)]

Please note new street date: November 27. Double 180 gram audiophile vinyl edition of this hot and nifty item! If you purchased a snake plant, asparagus fern, peace lily, or what have you from Mother Earth on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles (or bought a Simmons mattress from Sears) in 1976, you also took home "Plantasia", an album recorded especially for plants. Subtitled "warm earth music for plants and the people that love them," it was full of bucolic, charming, stoner-friendly, decidedly unscientific tunes enacted on the new-fangled device called the Moog. Few characters in early electronic music can be both fearless pioneers and cheesy trend-chasers, but Garson embraced both extremes, and has been unheralded as a result. Well before Brian Eno did it, Garson was making discreet music, both the man and his music as inconspicuous as a Chlorophytum comosum.
Jesu [Terminus]

November 13 street date. Justin K. Broadrick is best known as a founding member of Godflesh, one of the first bands to combine elements of extreme metal and industrial music, but has also maintained a parallel career as a producer, producing records and remixes for groups such as Pantera, Isis, Mogwai and Pelican. Since 2005 he has also been creating slow, hazy, and deafening music under the moniker Jesu, and here he returns with 'Terminus', the first full length stand alone album from Jesu since 2013's 'Every Day I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came'. 'Terminus' thematically was inspired by the concepts of rejection, dependency, nostalgia, and ultimate loneliness. Musically exploring the entire gamut of the Jesu oeuvre since its initial inception; dream pop, shoegaze, electronica and non aligned/non genre specific heaviness.
Lambchop [TRIP (Peak Vinyl indie shop version/colour)]

November 13 street date. In the fall of 2019, Lambchop's Kurt Wagner had a unique idea: In lieu of going on what would become an economically disastrous tour, he would invite the band to Nashville to make a record as a way to provide them with similar financial support and realize something tangible in the process. Each band member was tasked with choosing one song for the band to cover, and leading the recording session to completion each day. Wagner says, "my idea was to see what might happen if I removed myself from the process as much as possible. In doing so, what surfaced would be elements that have always been there but maybe got overshadowed by my songwriting and approach". "TRIP" sounds like a culmination of the band's older work and current work. There's a looseness and freedom that recalls their older sound mixed with a group sophistication and innovation derived through the process of playing together for so long.
Lucifer [Black Mass (pink vinyl)]

November 6 street date. "Black Mass" is an album of supernatural electronics from synth pioneer Mort Garson, the mastermind behind the cult classic "Mother Earth's Plantasia". Originally released in 1971, it's his only release under the Lucifer moniker, and it taps into a profound darkness that may surprise fans of his sunnier work. These songs are Garson's synthesizer interpretations of occult and esoteric phenomena ranging from the Satanic black mass, to exorcism, to witchcraft, and beyond, and they've inspired artists from Coil to Oneohtrix Point Never. This deluxe remastered edition presents the album in full with all original liner notes.
Menzingers [From Exile]

November 13 street date. Philadelphia-based indie rockers The Menzingers made great use of their free time during this summer's stay at home order by recording a "re-imagined" acoustic version of their brilliant 2019 album "Hello Exile". Since forming as teenagers in 2006, The Menzingers have shown their strength as rough-and-tumble storytellers, turning out songs equally rooted in frenetic energy and lifelike detail. On "From Exile", the band took their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. And while their songs often reveal certain painful truths, they ultimately maintain the irrepressible spirit that's always defined the band. These acoustic interpretations show once again how beautifully crafted these songs really are.
Molchat Doma [Monument]

November 13 street date. "Monument" is a fitting title for the third album by Belarusian trio Molchat Doma. Indeed, it stands as a monument to everything they've achieved in their short time as a band, from whispered-about unknowns, to enigmatic underground icons, to legitimate viral sensations with hundreds of thousands of TikTok videos using their music. "Monument" sees them return as conquering heroes, expanding on the minimalist greatness of their previous albums to fully realize a more maximalist vision of their crystalline post-punk sound. "Monument" is a conscious step up in songwriting and fidelity, and it reveals a band preternaturally comfortable in its own skin. With "Monument", Molchat Doma have done one of the hardest things to do as a band. They've greatly expanded the scope of their music while retaining everything that made them great in the first place.
Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin [FlySiifu's (2LP orange vinyl)]

November 20 street date. FlySiifu is a new collaborative project by Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin. Their debut album, FlySiifu’s, unites two prolific rappers with infectious chemistry. The album mirrors their musical community, as they welcome guests into FlySiifu’s record store, with appearances from Liv.e, Fousheé, $ILKMONEY, and producers Madlib, Jay Versace, Ohbliv, Awhlee, Budgie, Playa Haze, Animoss and more. “Fly Siifu has all of our attention. The pair sound as soothing as a day spent sitting on the porch with your grandparents. Fly Siifu have found something special.” PITCHFORK The album’s lead singles have caught the attention of Vince Staples, Danger Mouse, KEXP, Hot97, Colors, Pitchfork, FADER, Hypebeast and i-D. Pink Siifu is a Baltimore based MC, singer and producer, originally from Alabama, whose diverse output ranges from soulful rap to punk. He’s collaborated with The Avalanches, Mndsgn, Teebs, Quelle Chris, Anna Wise & Maxo. Fly Anakin is a rapper from Richmond, Virginia, who was described by Madlib as "one of the illest MCs”, and has previously collaborated with Freddie Gibbs. He’s co-founder of the Richmond rap collective Mutant Academy.
Sand, Jeremiah [Lift It Down (purple vinyl)]

October 30 street date. Purple vinyl edition, limited to 1500 copies. In 1974, Jeremiah Sand and his nascent cult The Children Of The New Dawn decamp LA for the Shasta Mountain region and Redding, CA. They set up shop, begin printing leaflets, hold gatherings and start growing their ranks through recruitment. Jeremiah and the Children are not necessarily an odd addition to Redding in 1974. A few years prior to assembling his flock, Sand had self produced and released an album of psych-folk that was unremarkable in almost every way, save for the unrelenting vanity and egoism on display in the lyrics. This early album is one of the only existing documents of Sand. By mid 1974, the Children have grown in rank and Jeremiah becomes obsessed with recording "his masterpiece". Recorded under truly bizarre circumstances, here is this lost artifact of the transitional period between the late 60s and late 70s. A flawed and malignant sounding unfinished thing, clearly the product of a psychotically inflated ego and hubris. The album is by turns: amateurish, haunting, deranged, ridiculous and (for those attuned to these things) filled with crackling negative psychic energies.
STRFKR [Ambient 1 (cream coloured vinyl)]

November 20 street date. STRFKR's sound has morphed over the years through variations of hyper catchy, danceable pop, but on "Ambient 1" - the band's first fully instrumental album - the band has achieved something very different. For a little shy of an hour, "Ambient 1" drifts through softly glowing electronic instrumentals that extract the synth core from the group's well established synth pop sound. It's patient, playful, and calming music that travels through passageways of chaos and anxiety on a journey towards healing. Upon completing work on the lo-fi dreaminess of "Future Past Life", STRFKR's principal songwriter Josh Hodges found himself returning repeatedly to albums by his favorite ambient artists and minimal composers. This growing obsession with synthesis and the culture around it also concurred with the daily darkness of the pandemic and some personal disruptions. Without spending too much time thinking about what it meant, Hodges began recording ambient experiments almost daily as a way of processing these difficult emotions. Even at his most drony and experimental, Hodges can't escape his distinctive melodic approach. "Ambient 1" strips away the familiar and the expected, exposing Hodges' signature sonic personality at a granular level.
Swans [Children Of God (2LP)]

November 13 street date. By 1986/7 Swans had run its course with the physical assault of sound they had employed previously for the most part. Michael Gira states "I wanted to move on to other things and didn’t want to get stuck in some style, which in our case had the potential of becoming cartoonish if we’d continued in that direction. So, I pushed the music into unfamiliar territory". The band spent 6 weeks in an old isolated medieval sawmill in Cornwall, England "experimenting" and hashing things out. Gira describes the lineup with Kizys/Westberg/Jarboe/Parsons as "one of the best live versions of Swans ever" - actually much more intense and visceral in performance than in the nuanced takes of the songs on these recordings. Jarboe came more to the fore as a presence too. "Children Of God" was a major turning point for Swans, and the musical tendencies that are first engendered here were fertile ground for the remaining future records. Originally released on Product Inc. (a subsidiary of Mute) in 1987, the album has been remastered and will be available on vinyl in its original packaging for the first time since that release. Both the CD and vinyl issues will include the live album "Feel Good Now", recorded on the 1987 "Children Of God" European tour, in the CD version as an extra disc and in the vinyl version as a download card.
This Is The Kit [Off Off On (red/indie shop version)]

October 23 street date. This is The Kit are pleased to announce their new album ‘Off Off On’. Since 2008's debut album "Krulle Bol", This Is The Kit (led by Kate Stables) have unpicked emotional knots and woven remarkable stories, but even by their high standards, "Off Off On" is a beautifully clear distillation of Stables' song-writing gifts. By the end of 2018, the band had finished touring their last album, the talismanic "Moonshine Freeze" - leading to Kate's Ivor Novello nomination, but when it came to Stables' natural impulse to start the next record, her efforts were diverted by an invitation to join The National on the road for multiple tours and TV appearances - a continuation of the role she took on their album "I Am Easy To Find". Richly illuminating and acutely sensitive to the pulses and currents of life, "Off Off On" shows This Is The Kit overflowing with ideas. In difficult times, it's a record that feels like a lifeline, moving against the tide, standing against the storm. Keep going.
V/A [Vol. 4 Redux (black vinyl)]

October 30 street date. Magnetic Eye bows at the Birmingham altar to celebrate Black Sabbath's 50th anniversary, offering an end-to-end re-imagining of "Vol. 4", one of the most acclaimed albums in the Sabbath canon. A pantheon of metal and doom heavyweights, including some of metal's most famously Sabbath-inspired icons, pays homage to the record where the masters began to expand their minds and their weighty foundation. "Vol. 4 [Redux]" features stunning takes on each song from the undeniable classic, with incomparable tributes by Matt Pike, Haunt, The Obsessed, Thou, Zakk Sabbath, Spirit Adrift, and more.
War On Drugs [LIVE DRUGS (2LP)]

November 20 street date. The War On Drugs will release "LIVE DRUGS", their first new album since 2017's GRAMMY-winning "A Deeper Understanding", via Super High Quality Records, bandleader Adam Granduciel's own record label. "LIVE DRUGS" is a collection culled from over 40 hard drives of recorded live shows spread out across years of touring behind multiple albums. It's the first volume to capture the band's live interpretations and a document showcasing the evolution of the band's live show over the years. It's also a portrait of the enduring relationship between Granduciel and the album's co-producer Dominic East, a longtime friend, guitar tech and stage manager. "LIVE DRUGS" is sequenced to reflect how a typical 70-minute show would flow. It thrives on live set staples immortalized on record for the first time and illustrates how years of live performance nurtures an evolution of the songs. Even though this recording is from a year of tours, this is really how these six guys evolved as a band from 2014 to 2019.
Washington, Kamasi [Becoming (music from the Netflix Documentary)]

December 11 street date. Kamasi Washington composed and produced the original score for "Becoming", the four time Emmy-nominated film that provided an intimate glimpse into the life of Michelle Obama. Produced by Netflix Originals, "Becoming" documented a moment of profound change for the former First Lady, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight impactful years in the White House. Washington, who joined the project in its embryonic stages, provides the powerful musical backdrop.

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