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  • V.A. – Passing Bells 7″
    V.A. – Passing Bells 7″
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    6 track comp 7” with all killer, no filler. A return to the 80s and 90s style of high quality cooperative comp releases you actually love to have in your […]

  • The Last Survivors – 2001-2016 LP
    The Last Survivors – 2001-2016 LP
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    Chaos is here! Legendary Tokyo raw punks, THE LAST SURVIVORS early material finally collected in one place. The Last Survivors sent shock waves through the Japanese punk scene showing there […]

  • Deef – 1982-1983 CD
    Deef – 1982-1983 CD
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    A more affordable pro-CD option containing both of the Deef LPs released by General Speech on one CD. Still with the full liner notes in both English and Japanese, some […]

  • Deef – Real Control LP
    Deef – Real Control LP
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    Documenting the band’s final era, when hardcore gigs in Sapporo were banned, and still had to be organized in private recording studios with seating. Before bands like Gai and Confuse […]

  • Deef – Nou LP
    Deef – Nou LP
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    Deef, forming in 1979 in Sapporo City, Japan evolved from a school-age free jazz group into a raw hardcore band influenced by the global explosion of political punk and hardcore, […]

  • Die Öwan – Mikawa Ken-Ichi LP
    Die Öwan – Mikawa Ken-Ichi LP
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    Die Öwan’s final cassette release, 1983’s Mikawa Ken-Ichi, shows the band at their most focused, crafting a full on album’s worth of music in their trademark style of DIY experimental […]

  • Die Öwan – Öwannibalism LP
    Die Öwan – Öwannibalism LP
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    A cult teenage Japanese punk group which existed from 1979-1983, and during that time managed to release the rarest punk record in Japan, operate their own cassette label, organize house […]

  • 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) (Pre-Order)
    Blue Orchids – The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain) (Pre-Order)
    $36.00 | , Add to cart

    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)
    $35.00 | , Add to cart

    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 (Pre-Order)
    Nico – The Marble Index (Pre-Order)
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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 […]

  • Auntie Pus – Halfway to Venezuela b/w Marmalade Freak (Black Vinyl)
    Auntie Pus – Halfway to Venezuela b/w Marmalade Freak (Black Vinyl)
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    Julian Isaacs aka Auntie Pus, made a bet with his childhood friend Chris Millar (Rat Scabies of The Damned) that one of them would have a top ten record within […]

  • Adrianne Lenker – Bright Future (Pre-Order)
    Adrianne Lenker – Bright Future (Pre-Order)
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    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 […]

  • Kim Gordon – The Collective (Pre-Order)
    Kim Gordon – The Collective (Pre-Order)
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    Release date: 3/8/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Legendary musician and multi-disciplinary artist Kim Gordon returns with her second solo album, The Collective, which will be released [...]

  • Dry Cleaning – Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks Sweet Princess EP (Pre-Order)
    Dry Cleaning – Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks Sweet Princess EP (Pre-Order)
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    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 – PCPPEP (Pre-Order)
    Butthole Surfers – PCPPEP (Pre-Order)
    $14.00 | , Add to cart

    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 – Psychic…. Powerless…. Another Man’s Sac (Pre-Order)
    Butthole Surfers – Psychic…. Powerless…. Another Man’s Sac (Pre-Order)
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    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 […]

  • Peter Brotzmann & Paal Nilssen-Love –  Chicken Shit Bingo (Pre-Order)
    Peter Brotzmann & Paal Nilssen-Love – Chicken Shit Bingo (Pre-Order)
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    Release date: 3/1/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Peter Brötzmann collaborated with many artists in his career, regularly adding new compatriots into the fold, and Norwegian drummer [...]

  • Comet Gain – Radio Sessions BBC 1996 – 2011 (Pre-Order)
    Comet Gain – Radio Sessions BBC 1996 – 2011 (Pre-Order)
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    Release: 3/8/24.  Will ship on or around release date. The second release in Tapete’s great series of radio sessions are the collected BBC recordings of Comet Gain, the rough diamond […]

  • V/A – Postcards Vol. 3: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from England 1979-1981 (Pre-Order)
    V/A – Postcards Vol. 3: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from England 1979-1981 (Pre-Order)
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    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. […]

  • V/A – Postcards Vol. 2: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from Great Britain 1978-1981 (Pre-Order)
    V/A – Postcards Vol. 2: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from Great Britain 1978-1981 (Pre-Order)
    $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. […]

  • V/A – Postcards Vol. 1: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from USA and UK 1979-1984 (Pre-Order)
    V/A – Postcards Vol. 1: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from USA and UK 1979-1984 (Pre-Order)
    $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. […]

  • Masayuki ‘Jojo’ Takayanagi & New Direction For The Arts – Free Form Suite (Pre-Order)
    Masayuki ‘Jojo’ Takayanagi & New Direction For The Arts – Free Form Suite (Pre-Order)
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    Release date: 3/1/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Masayuki “Jojo” Takayanagi (1932 – 1991) was a Japanese jazz/free improvisational musician. He was active in the [...]

  • L’Infonie – S/T (Pre-Order)
    L’Infonie – S/T (Pre-Order)
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    Release date: 3/1/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Beat poetry influence free form jazz collective, formed in Montreal in 1967, L’Infonie existed officially until 1974. Lead by [...]

  • V/A – Soft Selection 84 (Pre-Order)
    V/A – Soft Selection 84 (Pre-Order)
    $29.00 | , Add to cart

    Release date: 3/29/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Celebrated new wave compilation from Japan reissued for the first time on Glossy Mistakes. A much-cherished gem from the 1980s […]

  • Skullflower – IIIrd Gatekeeper (Pre-Order)
    Skullflower – IIIrd Gatekeeper (Pre-Order)
    $38.50 | , Add to cart

    Release date: 3/1/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Double vinyl reissue of Skullflower’s epochal IIIrd Gatekeeper album — the first time that this album has been available on [...]

  • Drew McDowall – Lamina
    Drew McDowall – Lamina
    $34.00 | , Add to cart

    This long-gestating box set of Scottish electronic pioneer Drew McDowall’s solo work takes its title from a technical term meaning ‘plate’ or ‘layer’ most often used [...]

  • Melenas – Ahora
    Melenas – Ahora
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    Ahora, the new record by Melenas is the exact opposite of “that difficult third album”. While other bands might be suffering from a lack of inspiration typical of that delicate […]

  • V/A – Skyway Soul: Gary, Indiana
    V/A – Skyway Soul: Gary, Indiana
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    A sonic snapshot of America’s steel capital, developed in the prosperous cavern between the departure of the Jackson 5 to Motown and the collapse of U.S. Steel, Skyway Soul is […]

  • V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Saadia Label
    V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Saadia Label
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    After the fall of the Deep City label, Rocketeers bandleader Frank Williams set up shop under the name of his twin daughters Saadia and Giwada and got to work reinventing […]

  • V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Shoestring Label
    V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Shoestring Label
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    Operating in a basement studio at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, pipeline man Howard Neal and his appropriately named Shoestring label was Alton, Illinois’ answer to [...]

  • Daniel Johnston – Alive in New York City (Clear Vinyl)
    Daniel Johnston – Alive in New York City (Clear Vinyl)
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    Daniel played several shows in New York City in April of the year 2000, but there is no way to know for certain the exact date this recording was made, […]

  • Peter Gutteridge – Pure
    Peter Gutteridge – Pure
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    In the swirl of underground music emerging from Dunedin, New Zealand in the 1980s, Peter Gutteridge stands as one of the era’s most intense and shadowy figures. Despite being a […]

  • The Weeds – Just Colour
    The Weeds – Just Colour
    $31.00 | , Add to cart

    “Fred Cole’s legendary 1961-1966 band. The 12” is a straight reissue of the 1968 LP (unfortunately originally released as “The Lollipop Shoppe” but now returned to the [...]

  • Gerycz Powers Rolin – Activator
    Gerycz Powers Rolin – Activator
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    Activator is the third installment from the trio of Jayson Gerycz, Jen Powers and Matthew Rolin, who respectively need no introduction writ-large. For anyone observing the American underground in [...]

  • Sonic Youth – Slaapkamers Met Slagroom
    Sonic Youth – Slaapkamers Met Slagroom
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    Unfettered by studio time limitations with their own home base of Echo Canyon, SYR 2 shows Sonic Youth chasing the shadows of predecessor SYR 1 and the series’ distinct aesthetic: […]

  • Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
    Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
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    Reissue of the Magnetic Fields’ classic 1999 rumination on, of course, love. Funny, smart, dark, memorable, and a lifetime’s worth of listening. Stephin Merritt solidifies his songwriting genius [...]

  • Rocker Magazine – Issue #2
    Rocker Magazine – Issue #2
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    ROCKER is a new bimonthly digest printed and published in the great city of Philadelphia, PA, USA. It focuses on harsh noise, ambient, musique concrète, electroacoustic, drone, tape music, wall [...]

  • Coil – Moon’s Milk (In Four Phases) (Pre-Order)
    Coil – Moon’s Milk (In Four Phases) (Pre-Order)
    $61.00 | , Add to cart

    Release Date: 3/15/24. Will shipped on or around release date. First compiled as a double CD in 2002, Moon’s Milk (in Four Phases) is a suite of four EPs that […]

  • La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela – Dream House 78’17”
    La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela – Dream House 78’17”
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    Release Date: 3/22/24.  Will ship on or around to release date. Originally released in 1974 on Shandar, Dream House 78’17” is the second full-length album by La Monte Young and […]

  • Bill Orcutt Guitar Quartet – Four Guitars Live (Pre-Order)
    Bill Orcutt Guitar Quartet – Four Guitars Live (Pre-Order)
    $34.00 | , Add to cart

    Release Date: 3/22/24.  Will ship on or around release date. “As Bill Orcutt’s most mature and exhilarating LP to date, Music for Four Guitars was a slab of undeniable Apollonian […]

  • Omit – in/Sec
    Omit – in/Sec
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    Release Date: 2/23/24. Will ship on or around release date. Omit’s in/Sec is “new,” but not new. Recorded in 2013, the masters lost in the label’s murky somewheresville that always […]

  • Sonic Youth – Anagrama (Pre-Order)
    Sonic Youth – Anagrama (Pre-Order)
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    Release date: 3/22/24. Will ship on or around release date. BACK IN PRINT ON VINYL! While 1995’s Washing Machine LP moniker was a thinly-veiled jab at the corporate aesthetic (“no, [...]

  • Spacemen 3 – Live in Koln
    Spacemen 3 – Live in Koln
    $30.00 | Add to cart

    *Pre-order* LP will ship April, 2024. Shipping to us from Nagrania Cukiernicze in March. Screen printed LP jackets, riso inserts. Recorded live 11th January 1988 at The Rose Club in […]

  • Spacemen 3 – Revolution or Heroin
    Spacemen 3 – Revolution or Heroin
    $30.00 | Add to cart

    *Pre-order* LP will ship mid April, 2024. Shipping to us from Nagrania Cukiernicze in March. Screen printed LP jackets, riso inserts. Recorded live in The Mean Fiddler, London – 22.10.1987. [...]

  • Personal Best #5
    Personal Best #5
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    A limited number of these are available as New Dead Stock, SOLD OUT FROM THE SOURCE. PERSONAL BEST #5 Published february 2015 Format: 210 x 285 mm 100 pages Colour […]

  • Personal Best 9
    Personal Best 9
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    Lasse Marghaug’s magazine Personal Best is back! Issue number 9 will be in hand and shipping mid to late June. Still my favorite magazine around. Issue 9 features interviews with […]

  • New Monuments – Language Is The Skin CD
    New Monuments – Language Is The Skin CD
    $13.00 | Add to cart

    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 […]

  • Point Of Memory – Void Pusher
    Point Of Memory – Void Pusher
    $10.00 | Add to cart

    Void Pusher is acoustic computer music; combining digital cut ups and live ambient noise with raw organic qualities. Inaudible super-bass frequencies pumping through a room filled with acoustic [...]

  • Point Of Memory – Void Pusher
    Point Of Memory – Void Pusher
    $40.00 | , Add to cart

    Void Pusher is acoustic computer music; combining digital cut ups and live ambient noise with raw organic qualities. Inaudible super-bass frequencies pumping through a room filled with acoustic [...]

  • Running – Wake Up Applauding
    Running – Wake Up Applauding
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    2016 release from the alt-punks. Running elbows in quick from the City of the Big Shoulders with Wake Up Applauding. Delivered loudly, dripping in unintelligible menace with the occasional flash [...]

  • Running – Wake Up Applauding
    Running – Wake Up Applauding
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    2016 release from the alt-punks. Running elbows in quick from the City of the Big Shoulders with Wake Up Applauding. Delivered loudly, dripping in unintelligible menace with the occasional flash [...]

  • Running – Vaguely Ethnic
    Running – Vaguely Ethnic
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    The screech. The wall. The slanted-floor nausea. There’s not a word for the signature cyclical howling that Chicago’s RUNNING harnesses and tortures into submission. They play with their food [...]

  • Running & Ryley Walker – s/t
    Running & Ryley Walker – s/t
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    Ryley Walker, guitar Jeffrey Tucholski, guitar Matthew Hord, bass Alejandro Morales, drums

  • Running – Vaguely Ethnic
    Running – Vaguely Ethnic
    $18.00 | , Add to cart

    The screech. The wall. The slanted-floor nausea. There’s not a word for the signature cyclical howling that Chicago’s RUNNING harnesses and tortures into submission. They play with their food [...]

  • DJ DQ – Where The Sidewalk Begins
    DJ DQ – Where The Sidewalk Begins
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    Recited by DQ as told to by Scott Hayden. Cut-Ups/Instrumental Hip-Hop

  • Mike Collino – Come The Maker Carcass
    Mike Collino – Come The Maker Carcass
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    January 6, 2024 Edition of 100 Alien Passengers #97