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  • Joy Guidry – Amen
    Joy Guidry – Amen
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    AMEN is the 3rd release by bassoonist / composer / producer Joy Guidry. Representing a major step up in her ability to fully realize and embody a sound and concept, […]

  • Luther Thomas Human Arts Ensemble Directs The Saint Louis, Missouri Creative Ensemble – Funky Donkey Vol. 1
    Luther Thomas Human Arts Ensemble Directs The Saint Louis, Missouri Creative Ensemble – Funky Donkey Vol. 1
    $32.00 | , Add to cart

    Wewantsounds, in collaboration with Corbett vs. Dempsey, reissues one of the great albums out of the BAG galaxy recorded by Luther Thomas and a cohort of musicians including Joe Bowie, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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
    $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 […]

  • 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
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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. 1: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from USA and UK 1979-1984
    V/A – Postcards Vol. 1: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from USA and UK 1979-1984
    $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
    Masayuki ‘Jojo’ Takayanagi & New Direction For The Arts – Free Form Suite
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    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)
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    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 [...]

  • Daniel Johnston – Alive in New York City (Clear Vinyl)
    Daniel Johnston – Alive in New York City (Clear Vinyl)
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Sonic Youth – Anagrama
    Sonic Youth – Anagrama
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    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, [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Erez Dessel – Non Define Roar
    Erez Dessel – Non Define Roar
    $11.00 | Add to cart

    In my never ending quest to find fearless music that hasn’t grown soft and conventional with jazz department comportment and scene assimilation I have a deep tendency to lurk deep […]

  • Dave Grundy – The Problem, The Questions, The Poem
    Dave Grundy – The Problem, The Questions, The Poem
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    The deeper goal of poetry has always been ritual. In Fred Moten’s early PennSound recordings, unbelievable, I listened in headphones for the year of 2010, the words, crawling and dripping, […]

  • Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned (Colored Vinyl)
    Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned (Colored Vinyl)
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    They Were Wrong, So We Drowned is the new installment from the Liars’ reissue series, where every two months an album from the back catalog is released on limited edition […]

  • The Reds, Pinks & Purples – You Might Be Happy Someday (Blue Pastel Vinyl)
    The Reds, Pinks & Purples – You Might Be Happy Someday (Blue Pastel Vinyl)
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    Deep amidst San Francisco’s Richmond neighborhood misty air and washed-out pastel blocks, Glenn Donaldson has been diligently creating minor masterpieces with rudimentary home technology for some [...]

  • Bill MacKay And Nathan Bowles – Keys
    Bill MacKay And Nathan Bowles – Keys
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    Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles’ debut is well titled: keys are what they play and keys unlock things too. Their trad bonafides are balanced with inquisitive playing that adds surprise […]

  • Liars – S/T (Colored Vinyl)
    Liars – S/T (Colored Vinyl)
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    Liars was recorded on the heels of 2006’s Drum’s not Dead somewhere between LA and Berlin. Liars’ fourth album marks another bold transition for Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and [...]

  • The Knife – Live At Terminal 5
    The Knife – Live At Terminal 5
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    This release captures the joyous and confrontational performance ‘Shaking the Habitual: Live at Terminal 5’ by the pioneering experimental electronic-pop outfit The Knife. After a [...]

  • Masaki Batoh – Smile Jesus Loves YOU!
    Masaki Batoh – Smile Jesus Loves YOU!
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    Batoh is back! Solo again after last fall’s new Silence album, the Japanese psychedelic guru makes some solo cuts, with others featuring Ghost and Silence family members, including free drumming [...]

  • Eli Winter – S/T
    Eli Winter – S/T
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    Chicago-based guitarist / composer Eli Winter’s new self-titled album finds him building on the promise of his recent records—like 2020’s Unbecoming and his 2021 collaboration with Cameron [...]

  • Lee Ranaldo & Raül Refree – Names Of North End Women
    Lee Ranaldo & Raül Refree – Names Of North End Women
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    Ranaldo and Refree worked together Ranaldo’s last solo album, Electric Trim (Mute, 2017), and soon after the pair returned to the studio to record the follow up they realised that […]

  • Mekons – Deserted
    Mekons – Deserted
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    This legendary group from Leeds, have written contemporary music history for the last 40 years as radical innovators of both first generation punk and insurgent roots music. Their new album […]

  • Girls In Synthesis – The Rest Is Distraction
    Girls In Synthesis – The Rest Is Distraction
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    Experimental post-punk outfit GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS are set to release the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2020’s incendiary debut, ‘Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future’. Entitled ‘The Rest Is [...]

  • Steve Reid –  Odyssey of the Oblong Square (Gold Vinyl)
    Steve Reid – Odyssey of the Oblong Square (Gold Vinyl)
    $36.00 | , Add to cart

    New special one-off limited-edition gold vinyl pressing of this deep spiritual jazz classic. // Drummer extraordinaire and legend, Reid has played with everyone from James Brown to Sun Ra, Fela [...]

  • Azymuth, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Jazz Is Dead 4
    Azymuth, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Jazz Is Dead 4
    $35.00 | , Add to cart

    The instrumental trio Azymuth modernized the sound and style of Brazilian jazz with their electronic instruments, angular arrangements and ingenious synthesis of jazz, funk, rock and samba. After [...]

  • The Pyramids – Birth/Speed/Merging
    The Pyramids – Birth/Speed/Merging
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    Birth/Speed/Merging was recorded in 1976 after the band’s move to San Francisco. The album closes the Pyramids’ 70s trilogy and makes more use of studio technology: adding overdubs [...]

  • Roy Ayers, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Roy Ayers
    Roy Ayers, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Roy Ayers
    $27.00 | , Add to cart

    In February 2018, Roy Ayers performed four sold out shows in Los Angeles as part of the Jazz Is Dead Black History Month series. It wasn’t until 2020 that fans […]

  • Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Jazz Is Dead 001
    Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Jazz Is Dead 001
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    Music exists in movement and change, but before any part of it can be pinned down for analysis, it has often moved and taken on a new face. The transformation […]

  • V/A – Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993
    V/A – Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993
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    Strut present the rst ever compilation bringing together classics and rarities from the seminal spiritual jazz and conscious soul label Black Fire, covering 1975 to 1993.

  • Toro y Moi – Anything In Return
    Toro y Moi – Anything In Return
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    The product of a move from South Carolina to Berkeley, CA and the subsequent extended separation from loved ones, Toro y Moi’s third full-length, Anything in Return, puts Chaz Bundick […]

  • My Bloody Valentine – M B V
    My Bloody Valentine – M B V
    $33.00 | , Add to cart

    m b v is the highly anticipated and long awaited 2013 album from the British Alt-Rock icons led by the esteemed Kevin Shields. MBV is the follow-up to their genre-defining […]

  • Alabaster DePlume – Come With Fierce Grace
    Alabaster DePlume – Come With Fierce Grace
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    When we are boldly and sincerely requested as ourselves, as whoever we may be, we can, in response to one-another, create naturally, things that no-one could have ever specifically demanded […]

  • Doug Carn, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge – Doug Carn
    Doug Carn, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge – Doug Carn
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    Doug Carn’s newest project, his entry in the Jazz Is Dead album series helmed by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, takes his unique and timeless art and places it […]

  • Steve Reid Ensemble (feat. Kieran Hebden) – Spirit Walk
    Steve Reid Ensemble (feat. Kieran Hebden) – Spirit Walk
    $39.00 | , Add to cart

    A special one-off exclusive double vinyl edition for Record Store Day 2021 – out of print for nearly 15 years, this album was recorded at the start of the long […]

  • Rob Mazurek & Exploding Star Orchestra – Lightning Dreamers
    Rob Mazurek & Exploding Star Orchestra – Lightning Dreamers
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    Lightning Dreamers is new work by composer, trumpeter, post-rock and avant-jazz legend Rob Mazurek (Isotope 217, Chicago Underground) , who wrote the music for a compacted version of his [...]

  • The Chills – Brave Words (Expanded Edition, Mint Vinyl)
    The Chills – Brave Words (Expanded Edition, Mint Vinyl)
    $42.00 | , Add to cart

    Remixed and remastered under the supervision of Martin Phillipps, this expanded edition of The Chills’ debut album is reissued for the first time in over 35 years. The newly mixed […]

  • Folk Implosion – Music For KIDS
    Folk Implosion – Music For KIDS
    $33.00 | , Add to cart

    The Folk Implosion, Lou Barlow and John Davis’s recently reactivated musical project, will release Music For KIDS, a deluxe reissue of their original compositions that soundtracked Harmony [...]

  • Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band –  Egypt Strut
    Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band – Egypt Strut
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    Strut present the 1973 Egyptian jazz classic, ‘Egypt Strut’ by Salah Ragab and Cairo Jazz Band.

  • Juju – A Message From Mozambique
    Juju – A Message From Mozambique
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    The roots of Juju started in San Francisco after Plunky had met his musical mentor, Zulu musician Ndikho Xaba, helping to form his band Ndikho and The Natives. Three members […]

  • Carlos Niño & Friends – I’m Just Chillin’, On Fire
    Carlos Niño & Friends – I’m Just Chillin’, On Fire
    $32.00 | , Add to cart

    Prolific percussionist/producer Carlos Niño’s most singular, intentional work ever, featuring a vibrant and abundant gathering of “friends.” Featured artists across 80+ minutes of [...]

  • Full Moon Ensemble – Crowded With Loneliness
    Full Moon Ensemble – Crowded With Loneliness
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    Reissue of this French spiritual free jazz masterpiece, includes the killer poetry jazz tune ʻSamba Miaouʼ! Crowded with Loneliness by Full Moon Ensemble was produced by Claude Delcloo, check the [...]

  • We Jazz Issue 09: Oisters
    We Jazz Issue 09: Oisters
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    The ninth issue of We Jazz Magazine, Oisters. Featuring: Jason Moran, Carlos Garnett, Oren Ambarchi, Darius Jones, Black Fire Records, Robyn Steward, columnist Mats Gustafsson, reviews, and more. [...]

  • We Jazz Issue 05: Amaryllis
    We Jazz Issue 05: Amaryllis
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    2022 release. The fifth issue of We Jazz Magazine, Amaryllis for Mary Halvorson. All articles presented in English. Stories include Mary Halvorson by Peter Margasak, Pi Recordings by Will Layman, [...]

  • We Jazz Issue 04: The Call
    We Jazz Issue 04: The Call
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    2022 release. The fourth issue of We Jazz Magazine, The Call for Horace Tapscott. All articles presented in English. Stories include Horace Tapscott by Andy Thomas, Tigran Hamasyan by Rui […]

  • We Jazz Issue 03: Tetragon
    We Jazz Issue 03: Tetragon
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    2022 release. This is the third issue of the new We Jazz Magazine, Tetragon for Joe Henderson. All articles presented in English. Stories include Joe Henderson by Daniel Spicer, International [...]

  • 75 Dollar Bill – Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock
    75 Dollar Bill – Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock
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    2023 repress! 75 Dollar Bill, a project by Che Chen and Rick Brown present Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock. “Che’s interest in the Arabic modes of Mauritanian music has marked [...]

  • Albert Ayler – Bells (White Vinyl)
    Albert Ayler – Bells (White Vinyl)
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    Reissue on 180-gram opaque white vinyl. Originally released in 1965. The transitional “Bells” was just under 20 minutes, released originally as one side of a clear vinyl LP with the [...]