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Aaron, Lee [Elevate (black vinyl)]

Please note new street date: December 9. Lee Aaron is on a roll. The award winning, songwriter, producer, and vocalist blazed back onto the rock scene in 2016 (after a ten year hiatus to raise her family) with a wealth of original material and more firecracker energy than artists half her age. She's since produced 6 new releases, with "Elevate" being the latest and possibly coolest addition to this renewed chapter in her illustrious career. "Elevate" contains ten original tracks steeped in what has become Aaron's signature sound: big guitar hooks, powerful, bluesy vocals, rich melodies and harmonies and just enough sassy attitude to tip the scales. After forging a strong friendship and working relationship with Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams) on the last album, he once again teams up with Lee and the band for "Elevate" as recording and mix engineer.
Bad Brains [The Youth Are Getting Restless (black vinyl)]

January 20 street date. "The Youth Are Getting Restless" is a live album from Bad Brains, recorded at the Paradiso Theater in Amsterdam in 1987 by the VPRO. The show was part of the band's "I Against I" tour. This reissue marks the sixth release in the remaster campaign, re-launching the Bad Brains Records label imprint. In coordination with the band, Org Music has overseen the restoration and remastering of the iconic Bad Brains' recordings. The audio was mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing.
Bauhaus [Burning from the Inside]

December 9 street date. Reissued on standard black vinyl (the first US Beggars Banquet pressing), 1983's "Burning From the Inside" is Bauhaus' most commercial-sounding album. Arguably their most effective, and, sadly, their last album as a group, it shows all of the group's strengths, and creates an immediately identifiable "mood" in the mind of the listener, especially evident in the opening track, "She's in Parties". Bauhaus has a unique ability to wring poignancy and nostalgia out of the weirdest lyrical constructs - as in the album's centerpiece, "Who Killed Mr Moonlight", introduced by piano and mournful saxophone. "Burning From the Inside" displays Bauhaus' timeless, uncanny knack for revealing massive, dense moments in the middle of what would be, in others' hands, straight-ahead rock songs. Mastered from HD audio files transferred from the original tapes.
Black Lips [Good Bad Not Evil (2LP deluxe edition/black vinyl)]

December 2 street date. Bending scuzzy boundaries, "Good Bad Not Evil" is a coming-of-age garage rock classic record. Full of hedonistic delinquent anthems, the fourth studio album from Atlanta punks Black Lips reaches its 15 year anniversary. This deluxe edition includes unearthed photos and new liner notes from Jared Swilley and King Khan. The second disc features B-sides and rarities including ‘Cruising’, ‘I Wanna Dance With You’ and ‘Leroy Faster’. "Good Bad Not Evil" perfectly encapsulates the disillusionment of the mid-00s America, slammed between warehouse parties, DIY generator shows and scattered party pics. Referencing The Shangri-Las in the title, this is where their knack for garage gems met Motown; with bass heavy grooves (later remixed by Diplo), a certified country twang and unabashed bravado. Instant hits like ‘VeniVidi Vici’, ‘Cold Hands’, ‘Bad Kids’, and ‘O Katrina!’ immediately became Black Lips staples. Packaged in a gatefold sleeve with spot gloss, liner notes, and download card.
Black Ox Orkestar [Everything Returns (180g)]

December 2 street date. "Everything Returns" reconvenes the original Black Ox Orkestar lineup after a 15-year hiatus. Arising from the fertile Montréal post-punk agit-prop scene of the early 2000s, the band comprises Scott Gilmore, Jessica Moss, and Thierry Amar of Thee Silver Mt. Zion (Amar also continues to compose and play bass for Godspeed You! Black Emperor) and Gabriel Levine of Sackville. Black Ox made two acclaimed albums of roiling acoustic avant-folk in the mid-2000s, exploring Eastern European and North African folkways through the lens of a gritty, resonant indie rock sensibility, juxtaposing interpretations of instrumentals from various Jewish, Romani and Arabic traditions with originals led by Gilmore's politically-charged Yiddish vocals. Exquisitely recorded by Greg Norman (Jason Molina, Nina Nastasia, Electrical Audio), "Everything Returns" picks up right where the band left off: an incisively atmospheric, melancholic yet resolute album of uniquely modern Jewish folk music, with piano, violin, upright bass, clarinet and cymbalom making up the core instrumentation, and the vocal tunes sung primarily in Yiddish. "Everything Returns" is a sublime, poetic, politically-informed statement of re-energized diasporic musical intent, where Gilmore's voice and the band’s simmering arrangements conjure an ardent, doleful balladry that echoes the sound and sensibility of artists like Tindersticks, The National, Nick Cave, and Leonard Cohen.
Carpenter, John/Cody Carpenter/Daniel Davies [Halloween Ends O.S.T. (black vinyl)]

January 20 street date. As "Halloween Ends" marks the last chapter of the David Gordon Green trilogy, so it ushers the essential return of original director and composer John Carpenter to score the iconically hair-raising soundtrack alongside Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. Recorded in its entirety at Carpenter's home studio and Davies' studio, the unmistakable mix of software synths, vintage analogue equipment, and live instrumentation once again provides the signature sound of "Halloween", one of the most distinctive aspects of the movie franchise to date. The soundtrack was tracked scene by scene but the album itself plays like a standalone piece of music. The general atmosphere is one of dread, yet the record includes some groove laden moments reminiscent of "Escape From New York" or some of Carpenter's other more danceable scores. Exquisite and delicate ambient pieces weave their way between some of the score's more arresting moments and yet maintain a subtle pop sensibility.
Coil [Queens Of The Circulating Library (black vinyl)]

January 13 street date. "Queens Of The Circulating Library" stands alongside "Time Machines" and Nurse With Wound's "Soliloquy For Lilith" as a post-industrial pinnacle of sensory-warping long-form drone. Crafted by the distilled duo of Thighpaulsandra and John Balance, the 49-minute piece unfurls in swirling, cyclical waves, tidal as much as textural, channeling the spirit of levitational minimalism pioneered by La Monte Young. Touted as the first part in "a continually mutating series of circulating musickal compositions" upon its initial release in 2000, the album remains a compelling case study in Coil's exceptional capacity for mutation and extremes. A supreme sonic embodiment of the slogan on the sleeve of "Time Machines", two years prior: "Persistence is all".
Duster [Duster (black)]

Please note new street date: December 16. After a 19-year hiatus, Duster came back with their self-titled chef-d'oeuvre in 2019. Recorded in band member Clay Parton's garage (aka Low Earth Orbit), the record bears all the hallmarks of the band's early work: gaunt basslines, spindly guitars, and melancholy lyrics that lurk in the background.
Fucked Up [One Day]

January 27 street date. With "One Day", Fucked Up have delivered one of the most energizing and intricate albums of their career, a massive-sounding record that arrives in deceptively small confines. The Toronto hardcore legends have been known for their epic scale in the past, so it might be a surprise that Fucked Up's sixth studio album is their shortest to date, written and recorded in the confines of one literal day (hence the title). Don't mistake size for substance, though: the band's sound has only gotten bigger, more hard-charging, with even denser thickets of melody. Guitarist Mike Haliechuk got himself into a studio and proceeded to write and record the record's ten tracks over three eight-hour sessions, reconnecting with the core the band's songwriting essence in the process. Initially, Fucked Up vocalist Damian Abraham was also set to complete his vocals in similar fashion - that is, before the lockdowns of 2020 took place. As it turns out, the isolation yielded creative dividends, as Abraham returned to contributing lyrics as well for the first time since 2014's "Glass Boys". "One Day" is an undeniable work of confidence from a band that continues to operate at the top of their game, making music that's guaranteed to last a lifetime and beyond.
Guided By Voices [La La Land]

January 20 street date. "La La Land" doubles down on the intricate proggy-pop displayed on Guided By Voices' last album "Tremblers And Goggles By Rank". On a hot streak of critical acclaim, Robert Pollard continues expanding his songwriting towards extremes of prettiness, heaviness and poeticism. As always, unforgettable hooks are everywhere. But with this latest, it seems Pollard is playing with the extremes of his abilities as a songwriter, emboldened by the power of this lineup now on their fourteenth album together since 2017. The prettiest stuff is prettier than ever ("Queen Of Spaces") and odder, more complex songs like "Slowly On The Wheel" combine minimalism, whimsy, and cinematic inclinations. There are the exquisite power pop bangers that fans come to expect while other tracks effortlessly display a cranked-up weight and complexity most bands could never muster. Celebrating forty years in 2023 with their thirty-eighth album, GBV has lately been garnering rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Uncut, MOJO, Shindig, Paste, Popmatters, The Quietus, and many more.
Hot Hot Heat [Make Up The Breakdown (LOSER edition-opaque yellow)]

December 2 street date. Hot Hot Heat's classic debut album, filled with smart, energetic, dance-punk hits, returns to vinyl with this fully remastered limited LP edition. AllMusic called the album "an addictive, densely packed pop gem that ranks among 2002's best albums", and Pitchfork agreed, including it on their list of the best albums of 2002. Following closely on the heels of their critically-acclaimed "Knock Knock Knock" EP, "Make Up the Breakdown" is Hot Hot Heat's first full-length, recorded with Jack Endino at Vancouver's Mushroom Studios (with engineering help from Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie). Hot Hot Heat (along with peers like Radio 4 and The Rapture) blended angular post-punk twitch with danceable pop, effectively (and finally) persuading white dopes on punk to get on the good foot in the early 2000s.
Keys, Alicia [Santa Baby LP]

December 16 street date. Now available on vinyl! Christmas album from 15 time Grammy-Award winner Alicia Keys. Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album "Songs In A Minor", Alicia has sold over 65 million records and built an uparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments. The 11 track album "Santa Baby" features her soulful, raw, fresh reimagining of seven beloved holiday classics as well as four original songs written by Keys. The album was recorded this summer while Alicia was on her sold-out European tour. "I love this music! It feels so good!" says Keys. "I picked each song based on my all-time favourites and I wrote the new ones based on real holiday emotions and stories. "Santa Baby" is definitely going to be the perfect holiday soundtrack. I can't wait for you to fall in love with it".
Lee, Amos [My Ideal: A Tribute To Chet Baker Sings]

December 9 street date. On his new full-length album "My Ideal", Amos Lee reanimates the songs of Chet Baker. Working with material sourced for the iconoclastic 1954 album "Chet Baker Sings". Lee and his well-oiled jazz quartet deliver 16 gorgeous recordings that are, at once, expansive and understated, intimate and ambient - the perfect soundtrack to holiday gatherings of every variety.
Love And Rockets [Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven]

January 13 street date. Love And Rockets is the seminal, groundbreaking trio of Daniel Ash (vocals and guitar), David J (vocals and bass), and Kevin Haskins (drums). Formed in 1985 after the split of their band Bauhaus, their debut album "Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven" is an unashamedly psychedelic adventure, far removed from the dark, angular soundscapes of their previous group. Love And Rockets provided the trio a clean slate and an opportunity to plumb the depths of imagination, yet they still had to fight hard to avoid being branded "goth", citing Syd Barrett, Marc Bolan, and the later period Beatles as primary influences. This is a single black LP with a gatefold sleeve, remastered by Sean McGee at Abbey Road Studios.
Lykke Li [EYEYE]

December 9 street date (LP) / June 17 (CD). Lykke LI returns with her fifth studio album "EYEYE". The LP is an eight track story about lust, attraction, attachment, and rejection; the landscape of love. The songs are inhabited by moving images that neither start nor end. Each film functions as a visual loop, concise as a haiku, yet continuing in perpetuity. The result is a somatic, repetitious experience, compounding chapters between a dream and reality.
Metric [Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?]

January 20 street date. Limited 20th anniversary vinyl edition of "Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?", the first studio album by seminal Canadian indie rock band Metric. The album includes breakout singles "Combat Baby" and "Dead Disco". The album has sold over 100K+ units in Canada and played an integral part in launching Metric's trajectory from clubs to stadiums and arenas. "Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?" was heralded by Stereogum as the "best distillation of their sound" to date. The album also earned praise from Pitchfork as a "stunning success" for mixing accessible dance-punk and new wave.
NOFX [So Long And Thanks For.. (25th anniversary/neapolitan striped)]

January 13 street date. 25th anniversary edition of NOFX's "So Long And Thanks For All The Shoes", pressed on neopolitan striped coloured vinyl. "This was recorded in San Francisco with Ryan Greene at Motor Studios. A nice place to record a punk record. The title is not referring to Airwalk or Vans, it is from a Douglas Adams book called, "So Long And Thanks For All The Fish". We tend to get hit with a lot of shoes when we play so we thought it was a good title. It's not our last album. Nate from the Bosstones came by and played guitar on a couple songs. That was pretty cool. We kinda went for more of an old school sound on this record. More hardcore than the previous one. I like it. Favourite song - "Desperation's Gone". Too bad about ska getting mainstream, I don't think I wanna play it anymore" - NOFX.
NOFX [Double Album]

Please note new street date: December 16 (CD) / LP tba. 2021 saw the release of NOFX's highly acclaimed, 14th studio album "Single Album". What fans didn't know then, is that "Single Album" is only one half of what has ultimately become NOFX's very first double album; the second half of which is aptly titled "Double Album". Reuniting with punk-rock legends Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore for producer/ engineering/mixing duties; it's not hyperbolic to say NOFX are making their best music now. "Double Album" reminds both ardent fans and casual listeners that NOFX weren't born to follow trends. Indeed NOFX have carved their logo into the veneer of punk-rock culture for decades. With nearly 40 years in this circus, you're going to meet people and do/see/conspire to get all the wildest shit done. "Double Album" is filled with moods, tales and tempos slightly faster than an ice-road trucker backsliding down a hill. What's their secret? Quite simply, NOFX aren't half-assing anything.
Polvo [In Prism (2x12"/Peak Vinyl Edition/colour)]

December 9 street date. Coloured vinyl repress of Polvo's 2009 album "In Prism". There is not a thing on "In Prism" that Polvo weren't doing better than before: the sidewinder guitars and the mighty roar and the moody atmospheres and the psychedelic explosiveness; the writing, the singing, the words you can understand, the ones you can't. Polvo spent 1990-98 giving voice to a chorus of discrete rock 'n' roll ideas that really hadn't been heard before. And while there was nothing wrong before, on "In Prism" it was so much more right.
Queens Of The Stone Age [Like Clockwork (2LP/red/re-issue)]

December 9 street date. Queens Of The Stone Age's Grammy nominated sixth record, "… Like Clockwork", returns newly recut from its original master tapes with alternate artwork and an obi-strip from Boneface. The Matador Reissue Edition of the 2013 gold album arrives on a limited opaque red double LP vinyl pressing. "... Like Clockwork is the soundtrack to the B movie of your dreams... Homme and his cohorts create merry hell as Lucifer's house band" - The Associated Press.
Queens Of The Stone Age [Villains (2LP/white/poster/OBI/re-issue)]

December 9 street date. This year Queens Of The Stone Age's redefining chart topping 2017 album, "Villains", celebrates its 5th anniversary. To commemorate, the Mark Ronson produced and Mark Rankin co-produced record arrives in a special package with an opaque white double LP, vinyl etching, an obi-strip, and limited poster by Boneface. "The bequiffed high priest of desert rock has always imbued his full-throttle stoner sound with a certain amount of hip-shaking sass, but on ‘Villains’, he truly lets his dancing shoes take the floor" (NME).
Shovels & Rope [O' Be Joyful (2LP-180g/10th anniversary edition)]

December 9 street date. Limited 10th anniversary 180g vinyl LP pressing. Raw and imagined, effortless and insightful, Shovels & Rope's panoramic songwriting and raucous performances drive "O' Be Joyful". Recorded in the twosome's house, backyard and van, as well as various motel rooms across America, the 11-song set offers a compelling encapsulation of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent's unique approach, channeling their creative chemistry.
Taken By Trees [Another Year]

December 9 street date. After a four year pause, Taken By Trees have returned to take you on a musical journey with "Another Year", an EP of selected covers from the early solo career of Zombies frontman Colin Blunstone. After singing in The Concretes, providing the centrepiece for Peter, Bjorn and John's whistled classic "Young Folks", and writing 3 solo records of her own, Victoria Bergsman has taken her distinctly affecting, soothing vocals to create a personal thank you to Blunstone. These five breathtakingly rendered tracks bring new life to the original music, and Bergsman hopes "Another Year" will encourage listeners to discover him for themselves. But the songs showcase a distinctive voice of this century, too: Bergsman's own. As Taken By Trees, she continues to provide consistent, unwavering beauty to the landscape of pop. "It's really exciting to see these songs brought back to life 50 years later with such unique interpretations. Victoria Bergsman's instantly recognisable vocals add such a melancholy and contemporary edge" - Colin Blunstone.
White, Rick [Plays the Sadies]

December 2 street date. Rick White, best known for his work through the 1990’s with Eric's Trip and Elevator (To/Through) Hell, is a close friend to The Sadies. Over the years, he's collaborated with them many times, writing songs for them, as well as making videos and artwork. They also recorded and performed together as The Unintended. After Dallas Good's sudden death in February of 2022, to help work through his grief at the loss of a good friend, he recorded his own versions of 14 of his favourite Sadies songs. Playing all the instruments, he gives their songs a faithful treatment, keeping all the guitar and vocal melodies intact, while adding the heavy psychedelic vibe we can always expect from his creations. Blue Fog are releasing this with the blessing of the band, and as a tribute to their friend Dallas. A nice collection of songs for fans of both Rick and The Sadies, on a limited white vinyl pressing. Download code included.

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