New Stock for the week of May 28th!

Tuesday, May 29 2012 @ 11:51 AM CST

Contributed by: Dave

Here's the start of this weeks list with more to come real soon. Sorry for the late start.

Beach House- Bloom CD+LP
Brand new album.

Japandroids- Celebration Rock CD+LP
Brand new album. LP on white vinyl with 20 page booklet & download.

Youth Lagoon- The Year Of Hibernation LP
Includes bonus 7" single.

The War On Drugs- Slave Ambient LPx2
Back in stock.

Mogwai- Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will LPx2
Back in stock.

Bon Iver- For Emma....LP
Back in stock.

Bon Iver- S/T LP
Back in stock.

Arctic Monkeys- Suck It And See LP
Back in stock.

Gorillaz- Plastic Beach LPx2
Back in stock.

Elbow- McCregor 7"
RSD late arrival.

Jack White- Fly Farm Blues 7"

Gates Of Slumber- The Wretch CD
Indiana's exponents of true Doom Metal, The GATES OF SLUMBER, return with this monstrous slab of poseur crushing heaviness. Recorded at Orgone Studios, London with Jaime Gomez Arellano, (Ulver, Ghost, AEthenor, Angel Witch, etc.), 'The Wretch' is an uncompromising return to the heavy, slow Saint Vitus inspired all out Doom. Featuring new drummer Cool Clyde, the dynamics of the band have been opened wide and whilst there are now plenty of bands that think all you need to do to be really "heavy" is to just down-tune their guitars and play slow, TGOS realize there is more to the art than just this. By far their most focused release to date, 'The Wretch' is a must for all fans of heartfelt, melodic and HEAVY Metal!

Cathedral- Anniversary CD
First ever live album from British doom legends CATHEDRAL! Superb two disc boxed set in deluxe packaging including 2 x mini-LP sized gatefold jackets with exclusive Dave Patchett artwork, a replica of the event poster and a 40-page booklet containing many behind the scenes photos from the event!

Hawkwind- Blood Of The Earth CD
Their killer album from 2010.

My Bloody Valentine- Isn't Anything CDx2
New remastered version with bonus material.

V/A- This One's For Him: Tribute To Guy Clark CDx2
Loving tribute celebrates Clark's 70th birthday. Double CD set includes recordings by Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Shawn Colvin, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris & John Prine, Patty Griffin, Ron Sexsmith, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen, and more. The tribute includes 30 tracks by 33 Americana artists who are friends and colleagues of Clark or who have been influenced by his remarkable compositions.

Tangerine Dream- Phaedra CD
Phaedra is one of the most important, artistic, and exciting works in the history of electronic music, a brilliant and compelling summation of Tangerine Dream's early avant-space direction balanced with the synthesizer/sequencer technology just beginning to gain a foothold in nonacademic circles. The result is best heard on the 15-minute title track, unparalleled before or since for its depth of sound and vision. Given focus by the arpeggiated trance that drifts in and out of the mix, the track progresses through several passages including a few surprisingly melodic keyboard lines and an assortment of eerie Moog and Mellotron effects, gaseous explosions, and windy sirens. Despite the impending chaos, the track sounds more like a carefully composed classical work than an unrestrained piece of noise. While the title track takes the cake, there are three other excellent tracks on Phaedra. "Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares" is a solo Edgar Froese song that uses some surprisingly emotive and affecting synthesizer washes, and "Movements of a Visionary" is a more experimental piece, using treated voices and whispers to drive its hypnotic arpeggios. Perhaps even more powerful as a musical landmark now than when it was first recorded, Phaedra has proven the test of time.

Farflung- The Raven That Ate The Moon CD
Modern Space rock from American combo who started out supporting Nik Turner of Hawkwind.

Wizards of Kaos- S/T CD
The wheels of this stoner rock and roll machine started turning in late 2009 when ex-sHeavy guitarist Dan Moore took the helm of guitar and vocals and joined forces with Ritche Perez, Karl Hawkins and Jim Barter to create WIZARDS OF KAOS. After self-releasing their 'New World Mistress' EP, the band recorded their self-titled, full-length album at Ritche's Maghouse Studio in St. John's, Newfoundland. Set to be released by east coast metal label Diminshed Fifth Records, the album's 13 songs fuse stoner rock with heavy metal with emphasis on making things bigger, heavier, tighter and meaner than their previous EP. For fans of The Sword, Priestess, Corrosion of Conformity, Kyuss.

Brian Eno- Before & After Science CD
Classic Eno albums from the mid 70's.

Brian Eno- Another Green World CD
Classic Eno albums from the mid 70's.

Brian Eno- Music For Films CD
Classic Eno albums from the mid 70's.

Pink Floyd- Dark Side Of The Moon LP
Latest reissue now back in stock.

Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here LP
Latest reissue now back in stock. Original packaging.

Shabazz Places- Black Up LP
Back in stock.

Bredan Benson- What Kind Of World LP
Brand new solo album from power popster, and member of the Raconteurs! Gate fold sleeve.

Joel Plaskett- La De Da LP
Back in stock.

Paul & Linda McCartney- Ram LPx2
Deluxe double 180 gram audiophile version of this classic! Bonus tracks & download included.

Paul McCartney- McCartney LPx2
Deluxe double 180 gram audiophile version of Paul's first solo album! Bonus tracks & download included.

Ramones- Ramones LP
Their first album restocked.

Dropkick Murphys- Live At Fenway LPx2
180 gram double vinyl + download coupon. Includes 7 limited edition DKM baseball cards.

White Stripes- De Stijl LP
Restock on vinyl.

White Stripes- White Blood Cells LP
Restock on vinyl.

Hank III- Long Gone Daddy CD+LP
All covers album from a few years back. Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard etc. LP includes bonus CD.

Hank III- Hillbilly Joker CD+LP
LP is clear speckled vinyl with download.

Red Hot Chili Peppers- Stadium Arcadium LPx4
Latest deluxe version with faux 3-D cover & two 16 page books.

Red Hot Chili Peppers- One Hot Minute LP
Limited edition red vinyl with 3-D cover art. Made at Germany's famous Pallas pressing plant.

Melvins- Houdini CD
Back in stock.

Kyuss- Blues For The Red Sun CD
back in stock.

Kyuss- ...& The Circus Leaves Town CD
back in stock.

Kyuss- Leaving Sky Valley CD
back in stock.

Ava Luna- Ice Level LP
Ava Luna are a buzz band right now, a beaming mix of ice-cool vintage '80s no wave grooves and extra-lush three-part girl group harmonies. Touch points include TV on the Radio, Dirty Projectors, and Yeasayer, but that's barely scratching the surface since Ava has infectious, minimalist, ESG-style beats for days. After tons of singles and self-released things, they're finally releasing their proper first full-length, Ice Level, via Infinite Best.

Beastie Boys- Hotsauce....LPx2
White vinyl with bonus 7".

Beastie Boys- Check Your Head LPx2
Back in stock after lengthy absence.

Beastie Boys- The Mix Up LP

Bright Eyes- Letting Off Happiness LP
Just reissued on vinyl! The second full-length release from Omaha wunderkind Conor Oberst is a fascinating coming of age for a singer/songwriter whose respectability is chiseled in stone through his musical abilities. This ten-track outing is a lo-fi bonanza of heartfelt tunes that features musical contributions from members of such critically acclaimed groups as Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, and Lullaby for the Working Class. Special guests aside, it is Oberst's acoustic guitar and wavering emotional vocals that turn songs like the opening "If Winter Ends" into fragile masterpieces. There are also full-on rock numbers like "The City Has Sex" that help to push the envelope, and others like the Dylan-esque "June on the West Coast" that showcase the one-man band aspect of Bright Eyes. Letting Off the Happiness is a powerful record that manages to stay believable in light of the tortured emotions it tries to convey. It was recorded before Oberst was even out of his teens, but he shows the maturity of a songwriter who has seen it all, and for that he deserves respect and maybe a bit of incredulous inspection. This is a powerful record that has the ability to reach inside and identify with the listener, and while Bright Eyes went on to release some better-sounding and slightly more mature records, this one has the raw power to make people really stand up and notice.

Off!- S/T CD+LP
Brand new full length (for them) studio album from these punk veterans. Members of Circle Jerks, Redd Kross, Black Flag, Hot Snakes etc.

Cannibal Corpse- Gore Obsessed LP
Now pressed in the USA which means much cheaper than the previous UK pressings! Still on colored vinyl.

Cannibal Corpse- Tomb Of The Mutilated LP
Now pressed in the USA which means much cheaper than the previous UK pressings! Still on colored vinyl.

Cannibal Corpse- Vile LP
Now pressed in the USA which means much cheaper than the previous UK pressings! Still on colored vinyl.

Cannibal Corpse- Butchered At Birth LP
Now pressed in the USA which means much cheaper than the previous UK pressings! Still on colored vinyl.

Megadeth- Peace Sells...LP
Back in stock.

Megadeth- Rust In Peace LP
Back in stock.

Earl Hooker- Two Bugs & A Roach LP
"Though born in the Mississippi Delta, Earl Hooker's family moved to Chicago when he was just a baby and by the mid-'40s he was performing with one of the early legends of Chicago blues, Robert Nighthawk. Hooker is perhaps best known for his distinct slide guitar style and as a sideman for such luminaries as Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and John Lee Hooker (his cousin). In 1968, he assembled a crack band including Pinetop Perkins, and Freddie Roulette, and they're heard here in fine form on what is probably Hooker's most well-known and best recorded effort." Includes download card.

Mississippi Fred McDowell- Vol.2 LP
"Fred McDowell's Vol. 2, originally released on Arhoolie in 1966 is one of the finest recorded examples of the Hill Country Blues style. With a distinctive and hypnotic guitar style McDowell powers through 12 tunes here, almost all originals. A stone classic." Includes download card.

Lightnin' Hopkins- Lightnin' Sam Hopkins LP
"Recorded in Berkeley, CA and Houston, TX during the winter of 1961-62, Lightnin' Sam Hopkins features a stripped-down blues trio on some of the most intimate and powerful recordings of Hopkins' long and storied career. An absolute classic of electric Texas blues." Includes download card.

Lil Son Jackson- S/T LP
"Texan bluesman Melvin Lil Son Jackson was a contemporary of Lightnin' Hopkins who originally recorded for the Gold Star and Imperial labels in the '40s and '50s. A car accident in the mid-'50s led to Jackson giving up the music career and returning to work as a mechanic. Arhoolie's Chris Strachwitz pulled him out of retirement in 1960, convincing him to record this classic and rare Texas blues LP. Reissued in all its original glory." Includes download card.

Mance Lipscomb- Texas Sharecropper & Songster LP
"The very first release on the legendary Arhoolie label, from way back in 1960, is also the first for Texas acoustic blues great Mance Lipscomb who was a mere 65 years old at the time of its release. Prior to being discovered by the label's founder, Chris Strachwitz, Lipscomb had spent his life as a sharecropper in his hometown of Navasota, Texas. Lipscomb's discovery was one of the greatest by-products of the blues and folk revival of the late '50s and early '60s as this fantastic vinyl reissue of his first album will attest. Classic country-blues from a master." Includes download card.

Sharon Van Etten- Epic LP
back in stock.

Suicidal Tendencies- How Will I Laugh...LP
UK import on colored vinyl. Classic skate metal from the 90's.

Gangrene- Vodka & Ayahuasca LP
Take a sip and get ready to trip, ‘cause famed producer and emcee The Alchemist, and west coast rapper/beatsmith Oh No continue their grimy collaboration as Gangrene. Their new album, "Vodka & Ayahausca" is a follow-up to their gritty opus "Gutter Water". With both Al and Oh making beats and holding down the mic, their new record weaves a psychedelic, head-nodding, substance-laden tale. The album rocks choice features, including Kool G Rap on the mid-tempo masterpiece "Gladiator Music", Prodigy on the quintessential, "Dump Truck", and longtime allies Evidence and Roc C spitting over blunted boast, "Dark Shades". In addition, New York’s own (and Greneberg EP collaborator) Roc Marciano blasts off on the suggestive "Drink Up". The top notch collabs blend right in to the album from beginning to end and will have you tripping like a jungle shaman’s brew. While ayahuasca (pronounced aya-hwaska) - a natural trip-inducing brew containing DMT - may not be a term on the tongue of your every day hip hop head, that’s soon to change.

LCD Soundsystem- S/T LP
The debut album back in stock.

U2- The Joshua Tree LPx2
Back in stock on double LP.

Bob Dylan- Highway 61 Revisited LP
Back in stock.

Norah Jones- The Fall LP
Norah has taken a new direction on the The Fall, experimenting with different sounds and a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits and Modest Mouse. Jones enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River's Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partners Jesse Harris & Richard Julian. Musicians include drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer). The first single/video is for the album's lead track 'Chasing Pirates'.

Bad Religion- No Control LP
Back in stock.

The Mortals- Bulletproof LP
Smokin garage rock from 1994 on the very cool Estrus label.

The Mortals- Last Time Around LP
From 1996. Great garage rock with several covers by Motorhead, MC5, and the Osmond Brothers (Crazy Horses).

Adolescents- Brats in Battalions LP
Limited edition remastered reissue on vinyl! 500 copies on red vinyl, 500 copies on clear vinyl, and that's it! Not sure which one this is.

Arcade Fire- The Suburbs LPx2
Back in stock.

Destroyer- Kaputt LPx2
Double LP back in stock.

Apollo Brown & OC- Trophies LPx2 + 7"
This special edition is on double white vinyl with a poster & a bonus 7" single. Michigan producer Apollo Brown and veteran Diggin’ In The Crates crew emcee O.C. announced that they are releasing a album Titled Trophies, the work will be O.C.’s first album since 2009’s Oasis with band-mate A.G. Brown has worked on a number of projects recently, including his instrumental release, Clouds, Daily Bread with Hassaan Mackey and Gas Mask by his band, The Left. The project, which will release on Mello Music Group, was reportedly developed in New York but fully-recorded in Apollo’s studio in Detroit, Michigan. The release features 16 songs that reportedly all carry strong concepts. The highly anticipated collaboration doesn’t disappoint.

Porcupine Tree- On The Sunday Of Life LPx2
Still one of the best progressive rock bands on the planet. Recommended if you like classic Pink Floyd etc. Double LP import from the UK.

Porcupine Tree- Up The Downstair LPx2
Still one of the best progressive rock bands on the planet. Recommended if you like classic Pink Floyd etc. Double LP import from the UK.

Thee Oh Sees- Carrion Crawler/The Dream LP
What's the first thing you think of when someone mentions THEE OH SEES? Probably their riot-sparking live show, right? Visions of a guitar-chewing, melody-maiming John Dwyer careening across your cranium, rounded out by a wild-eyed wrecking crew that drives every last hook home like it's a nail in the coffin of what you thought it meant to make 21st-century rock 'n' roll? Yeah, that sounds about right. But it misses a more important point - how impossible Thee Oh Sees have been to pin down since Dwyer launched the project in the late 90s as a solo break from such sorely missed underground bands as Pink and Brown and Coachwhips. Now, Thee Oh Sees chase the home-brewed symphonies of 'Castlemania' with the scrappy, high-wire hooks of 'Carrion Crawler'/'The Dream'. Originally envisioned as two EPs, it was cut live to tape in less than a week, reflecting the battering-ram bent of the band's live show better than any bootleg ever could. To listen is to realize that Dwyer's music is as manic as the underground comic inclinations of his artwork; colorful and confusing in a way that’s more than welcome. It is downright refreshing, like a slap in the face at 5:00 in the morning.

Mount Eerie- Black Wooden LP
In high summer of 2007, Phil Elverum, in the guise of MOUNT EERIE, found his way to Southern Studios. Armed with a borrowed guitar and some notebook paper, and with little time before an evening gig, Mount Eerie and Southern's engineer Harvey Birrell recorded the six songs of 'Black Wooden'. Limited to 1000 copies.

Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker- Hooker 'n' Heat LPx2
Well known 70's studio collaboration between these blues rock legends. Also in stock on double CD.

Face To Face- Don't Turn Away LP
Their much beloved first album.

Untamed Youth- Planet Mace LP
US surf, garage, hot rod, instrumental, frat rock band formed in Columbia, MO by Deke Dickerson and Steve Mace.


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