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Staff Picks – June 2021

June 2021’s archived staff picks.


Alex’s Picks

  • Atrax Morgue – Close To A Corpse 2xLP + 2xCD
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    “Close To a Corpse” is an illuminating immersion into the remarkable potential of synth processes by one of the most exciting artists in the Italian industrial/noise field. Among the [...]

  • Karima Walker – Waking The Dreaming Body
    $19.00 | , Add to cart

    Tucson artist Karima Walker has long nurtured a duality within her work as a musician, developing her own sonic language as a sound designer in tandem with her craft as a singer/songwriter. The [...]

  • Veloso Caetano – S/T
    $29.00 | Add to cart

    Originally released in 1968, CAETANO VELOSO’s debut album did for Brazilian music what the Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers did for rock & roll, giving birth to the soon-to-be Tropicalia movement, [...]

  • Alan Vega – Mutator
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    Alan Vega’s name is synonymous with unfettered, tireless creativity. Beginning in the late 1950s, when he was a fine art student at Brooklyn College, through his years playing in Suicide, and all [...]

Brandon’s Picks

  • Atrax Morgue – Sickness Report LP
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    Sickness Report was released in 1996 in CD format for Release Entertainment, a sub-label of Relapse Records for ambient, noise, and experimental works, active between 1992 and 2004. The tracks on [...]

  • Rendez-Vous – Distance 12″
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    Label Description: It was more than a year ago, in the grey parisian midst that we discovered the first EP of a group that we couldn’t ignore any longer, Rendez-Vous. The band’s first [...]

  • Tommy McGee – I’m A Stranger
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    Just as Al Green’s “Back Up Train” was pulling out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for a whistle stop tour to the top of the charts, producer Palmer James began eyeing another Furniture [...]

Cleo’s Picks

  • Eddie & Ernie – Time Waits For No One
    $16.00 | , Read more

    The first ever vinyl LP compilation of songs by the great Eddie and Ernie! The duo produced tons of great singles throughout the 60’s and early 70’s. This LP features a couple dance [...]

  • Marc Barreca – The Sleeper Wakes
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    Scissor Tail presents the first vinyl issue of Marc Barreca’s 1986 album The Sleeper Wakes, originally only released on cassette by the Seattle electronic ambient label Intrepid.  Marc Barreca [...]

  • Facit – Beach Music
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    The debut fullength from Facit after a few years of silence. Often working as a duo consisting of Joakim Karlsson and Mai Nestor, Facit released a couple of fantastic EPs between 2013 and 2016. [...]

  • Jean-Claude Vannier – L’Enfant Assassin des Mouches
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    To mark its 2015 ten-year anniversary, the Finders Keepers label presents an improved, remastered repress, with updated liner notes in a gatefold sleeve, of its first release, a reissue of [...]

Dan’s Picks

  • Gang Of Four – Solid Gold
    $23.00 | , Read more

    Matador Records will reissue two of Gang of Four’s critical early works, Entertainment! (1979) and Solid Gold (1981). Both have been remastered from the original analog tapes and will be made [...]

  • Wire – Pink Flag
    $27.00 | , Add to cart

    Wire’s first three albums need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire’s reputation is based. Moreover, they are the recordings that minted the post-punk form. This was [...]

  • Donnie & Joe – Dreamin’ Wild
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    Pacific Northwest isolation mixed with wide-eyed ambition, a strong sense of family and the gift of music proved to be quite the combination for teenage brothers Donnie and Joe Emerson. [...]

  • Black Midi – Schlagenheim
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    black midi — Geordie Greep   (vocals/guitar),   Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin  (vocals/guitar), Cameron Picton (vocals/bass), and   Morgan Simpson   (drums) — have a dynamic energy, playing [...]

Hannah’s Picks

  • VA – Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork
    $31.00 | Read more

    A stunning 2xLP collection of music documented during Alan Lomax’s final American field recording sessions from 1978 to 1983. A completely overlooked and underrepresented period in American folk [...]

  • Bikini Kill – Reject All American
    $18.00 | Read more

    REISSUED!!! BIKINI KILL’s final studio album originally released in 1996 on Kill Rock Stars.  Bikini Kill was a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, forming [...]

  • Saved & Sanctified: Songs Of The Jade Label
    $17.00 | , Add to cart

    The rawest, DIY gospel ever resurrected. The West Side of Chicago was just an annex of the deep rural South for Gene Autry Cash and his flock of recent Old Dominion transplants looking to cut [...]

  • Soul Jazz Records Presents: Two Synths, A Guitar And A Drum Machine
    $33.00 | , Add to cart

    Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands [...]

Jon’s Picks

  • Scott Walker – Tilt
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    “It’s been 25 years since Scott Walker released his dark masterpiece Tilt (8 May 1995). The album was met with positive reviews despite or maybe because of its arcane, unpleasant, [...]

  • The Space Lady – Greatest Hits
    $17.00 | , Read more

    FINALLY BACK IN PRINT – a classic album by one of our favorite artists and dear friends, The Space Lady. Warm and heart-rending Casio ballads from the far reaches of the solar system. The [...]

  • The Deviants – #3
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    The Deviants were the closest thing the ’60s British rock scene had to The Mothers of Invention, with a Stooges-like fondness for fuzz guitar freakouts thrown in. And playing the Frank [...]

  • The Gordons – S/T & Future Shock
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    The Gordons crashed upon the do-it-yourself scene of early 1980s Christchurch with torrential force, self-releasing two foundational planks of the vibrant New Zealand underground. Future Shock, a [...]

Justin’s Picks

  • CB4 – Blu-Ray
    $20.00 | Add to cart

    Sex, Rhymes and Keepin’ It Real! Comedy superstar Chris Rock (Lethal Weapon 4, New Jack City) stars in CB4, an off-the-hook, hilarious look at the world of gangsta rap. Rock plays Albert, a.k.a. [...]

  • Masculin Feminin – Blu-Ray
    $32.00 | Add to cart

    With Masculin féminin, ruthless stylist and iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard introduces the world to “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola,” through a gang of restless youths engaged in hopeless love [...]

  • Roger Kellaway – Mafu Dances
    $19.00 | , Add to cart

    Wyrd War proudly presents this previously undiscovered collection of wild improvisational explorations from Emmy award winning jazz composer and film industry veteran Roger Kellaway. Recorded on [...]

  • Revenge of the Bushido Blade (aka The Last Reunion) – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | Add to cart

    1945: the Philippines. Several members of a platoon of American soldiers not only kill a Japanese general, but also assault and murder his wife. The couple’s son, Kimon, witnesses these [...]

Kobe’s Picks

  • Sonic Youth-Bad Moon Rising
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    Sonic Youth’s second full-length LP Bad Moon Rising was originally released on Homestead and Blast First in 1985. The album is a fascinating examination of “the junction where hippie idealism [...]

  • Sunny Murray’s Untouchable Factor ‎– Apple Cores
    $16.00 | , Add to cart

    2021 restock. Featuring Frank Foster (soprano sax), Oliver Lake (alto sax), Jimmy Vass (alto sax), Youseff Yancy (trumpet, flugelhorn, theremin, various electro-acoustical sound manipulating [...]

  • Sun Ra – Horizon
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    Strut present the definitive edition of Sun Ra’s ‘Egypt 1971’ along with the original albums ‘Dark Myth Equation Visitation’, ‘Nidhamu’ and [...]


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