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FEATURED TITLES

  • Indigo Ranch – Hard Gloss
    Indigo Ranch – Hard Gloss
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    Recorded by the band in their studio in 2022, Indigo Ranch’s Hard Gloss scratches an itch for DIY sound & aesthetics. Mixed with Jeff Zeigler and mastered by Mikey Young, […]

  • Stereolab –  Switched On Volumes 1-5 (8xCD Boxset)
    Stereolab – Switched On Volumes 1-5 (8xCD Boxset)
    $60.00 | Add to cart

    An anthology boxset that compiles all five volumes of the Stereolab Switched On series: 94 non-album tracks and sought after deep cuts by the groop. Includes the original Switched On […]

  • Blue Orchids – The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain)
    Blue Orchids – The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain)
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    Release date: 3/22/24.  Will ship on or around release date. The first revolutionary fracture in The Fall was the sudden departure of guitarist Martin Bramah. Commonly understood as the only […]

  • Stereolab – Aluminum Tunes [Switched On Volume 3] (Pre-Order)
    Stereolab – Aluminum Tunes [Switched On Volume 3] (Pre-Order)
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    Release date: 3/29/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Remastered edition of a compilation of Stereolab singles and rarities, first issued in 1998. Screenprinted gatefold sleeve. Includes [...]

  • Nico – The Marble Index
    Nico – The Marble Index
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    Release date: 3/29/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Released in 1968 on America’s coolest label Elektra Records, Nico’s sophomore solo release The Marble Index was an instant avant-garde [...]

  • Nico – Desertshore (Pre-Order)
    Nico – Desertshore (Pre-Order)
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    Release date: 3/29/24.  Will ship on or around release date. 1970’s Desertshore, like much of Nico’s early work, has grown in stature with the passing of time. Hardly a pop […]

  • Adrianne Lenker – Bright Future
    Adrianne Lenker – Bright Future
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    Released date: 3/22/24.  Will ship on or around release date. on bright future, adrianne lenker, a songwriter known for turns of phrase and currents of rhyme, says it plainly, “you […]

  • Dry Cleaning – Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks Sweet Princess EP
    Dry Cleaning – Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks Sweet Princess EP
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    Release date: 3/8/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Dry Cleaning’s first two EPs now remastered on one LP with original artwork and lyric sheet. Following two critically acclaimed […]

  • Pixies – Pixies at the BBC, 1988-91
    Pixies – Pixies at the BBC, 1988-91
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    Release date: 3/8/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Between 1988 and 1991 – during the band’s 4AD years – Pixies recorded six sessions for the BBC, five for […]

  • Butthole Surfers – Psychic…. Powerless…. Another Man’s Sac
    Butthole Surfers – Psychic…. Powerless…. Another Man’s Sac
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    Release date 3/22/24.  Will ship on or around release date. The early-mid ‘80s had their share of insane combos — The Birthday Party, Black Flag and Minor Threat had the […]

  • Butthole Surfers – Rembrandt Pussyhorse
    Butthole Surfers – Rembrandt Pussyhorse
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    Release date: 3/22/24.  Will ship on or around release date. The early-mid ‘80s had their share of insane combos — The Birthday Party, Black Flag and Minor Threat had the […]

  • V/A – Postcards Vol. 2: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from Great Britain 1978-1981
    V/A – Postcards Vol. 2: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from Great Britain 1978-1981
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    Release date: 3/15/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad musical genre that emerged in 1977 in the wake of punk rock. […]

USED ITEMS

  • Creative Construction Company – Creative Construction Company
    Creative Construction Company – Creative Construction Company
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    Label: Muse Records – MR 5071 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: US Released: 1975   V+G/VG+ Light marks, some rubbing/ringwear & edgewear. Old store sticker

  • Ornette Coleman – The Art Of The Improvisers
    Ornette Coleman – The Art Of The Improvisers
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    Label: Atlantic – SD 1572 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, RI Country: US Released: 1970   VG+/VG+ Light marks, some sleeve staining/wear. Old store sticker. WOL

  • Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Kent Carter, Beaver Harris – Trickles
    Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Kent Carter, Beaver Harris – Trickles
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    Label: Black Saint – BSR 0008 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: Italy Released: 1976   VG+/VG+

  • The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Bap-tizum
    The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Bap-tizum
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    Label: Atlantic – SD 1639, Atlantic – SD1639, Atlantic – SD-1639 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, PRC Country: US Released: 1973   VG+/VG+ – Faint wear. Jacket maybe close to VG. […]

  • Joseph Jarman – Sunbound Volume One
    Joseph Jarman – Sunbound Volume One
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    Label: AECO Records – AECO 002 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1978   VG+/VG – Record has a couple faint marks. Jacket has light shelf wear and an old […]

  • Albert Ayler – Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe
    Albert Ayler – Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe
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    Label: Impulse! – AS-9191, ABC Records – AS-9191 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: US Released: Apr 1970   VG+/VG+ – Sticker residue in top right corner, bit of foxing inside […]

  • Joseph Jarman – As If It Were The Seasons
    Joseph Jarman – As If It Were The Seasons
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    Label: Delmark Records – DS-417 Series: Modern Jazz Series (2) Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue Country: US   VG+/VG – Record close to VG. Jacket has light shelf wear and […]

  • Muhal Richard Abrams – Young At Heart / Wise In Time
    Muhal Richard Abrams – Young At Heart / Wise In Time
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    Label: Delmark Records – DS-423 Series: Modern Jazz Series (2) Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: US Released: 1970   VG+/VG+ – Faint shelf wear on jacket and old price sticker […]

  • Anthony Braxton – 3 Compositions Of New Jazz
    Anthony Braxton – 3 Compositions Of New Jazz
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    Label: Delmark Records – DS-415 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress Country: US Released: 1968   VG/VG – Close to VG+/VG+ – Side A has some scuffing. Jacket has some […]

  • Creative Construction Company ‎– Creative Construction Company Vol.II
    Creative Construction Company ‎– Creative Construction Company Vol.II
    $22.00 | , , Add to cart

    Label: Muse Records – MR 5097 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo Country: US Released: 1976   VG+/VG+ Record has a light scuff on one of the sides. Sleeve has old […]

  • Grachan Moncur III – New Africa
    Grachan Moncur III – New Africa
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    Label: BYG Records – 529.321 Series: Actuel – 21 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Gatefold Country: France   VG+/VG+ – Jacket is low end VG+. Has a tad bit of […]

  • Anthony Braxton – B-X0 NO-47A
    Anthony Braxton – B-X0 NO-47A
    $50.00 | , , Add to cart

    Label: BYG Records – 529.315 Series: Actuel – 15 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: France   VG+/VG – Record has a faint mark or two. Jacket has a smudge at […]

STAFF PICKS

  • New Monuments – Language Is The Skin CD
    New Monuments – Language Is The Skin CD
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    What our staff has to say: “The birth of NEW FREE JAZZ. A completely unhinged document of New Monuments. Fresh new quartet line-up. This is the next level, and the […]

  • Tiny Vipers – Hands Across The Void
    Tiny Vipers – Hands Across The Void
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    What our staff has to say: “Achingly beautiful, sparse, acoustic singer-songwriter tracks with occasional noise moments, situated somewhere in the Cat Power, Adrianne Lenker, and even [...]

  • Gun Outfit – Dream All Over
    Gun Outfit – Dream All Over
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    What our staff has to say: “From the class of early 2000’s Olympia WA heroes including bands like Milk Music, Sex Vid, and Broken Water. I really love Gun Outfit. […]

  • Alex York – Black Tupelo CD
    Alex York – Black Tupelo CD
    $12.00 | Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “A completely mesmerizing, beautiful CD by Alex. His droning, minimal collages speak perfectly to how in sync folk and minimalism are.” – Hannah Alex [...]

  • Scritti Politti – Early
    Scritti Politti – Early
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    What our staff has to say: “Been jamming a lot of the early Rough Trade singles lately, so gotta throw on these early Scritti Politti one’s included on this comp.” […]

  • Dead C – Tusk
    Dead C – Tusk
    $33.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Ba Da Bing! dropping the heat with three Dead C reissues from their mid 90’s period, The Operation of the Sonne, White House, and […]

  • Love Cry Want – S/T
    Love Cry Want – S/T
    $30.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Wild record on many levels, recorded at an anti-war rally in DC in ’72, featuring organist Larry Young and percussionist Joe Gallivan. Organ heavy, […]

  • The Smiths – Meat Is Murder
    The Smiths – Meat Is Murder
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    What our staff has to say: “Still one of the best, haters be damned” – Cleo Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of this 1985 album from the legendary British […]

  • The Threat – Lullaby In C / High Cost Of Living
    The Threat – Lullaby In C / High Cost Of Living
    $15.00 | , Add to cart

    Legendary Dublin punk band formed in November 1978 by Maurice Foley (guitar/vocals), which had a number of iterations before disbanding in 1981. The Threat built up a following in Dublin […]

  • Osmo Lindeman – Electronic Works
    Osmo Lindeman – Electronic Works
    $40.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Incredible works from Finnish electronic music composer. Fits right in with the Sahko catalog.” – Alex *includes a CD featuring all tracks from the [...]

  • Cosmic Scholar: The Life and Times of Harry Smith
    Cosmic Scholar: The Life and Times of Harry Smith
    $31.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “The Harry Smith resurgence is upon us.” – Jack He was an anthropologist, filmmaker, painter, folklorist, mystic, and walking encyclopedia. He taught [...]

  • Magnús Pálsson – Enginn Gleypir S​ó​lina CD + Book
    Magnús Pálsson – Enginn Gleypir S​ó​lina CD + Book
    $30.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Audio from a Magnus Palsson exhibit. Very Runzelstirn Gurgelstock or Hermann Nitsch energy here. Lots of of grunting, moaning and intimate human sounds. Includes [...]

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