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New Releases for Oct. 6th, 2009

VINYL RELEASES:

Ancestors – Of Sound Mind
Ancestors weave an unorthodox mixture of sonic textures, down-tempo riffs, well-crafted melodies, and full-throttle assaults. With “Of Sound Mind” they have channeled the freedom of progressive stalwarts King Crimson, the craft and insight of Pink Floyd, and the depth and brooding of Neurosis. Including contributions by notable Los Angeles artists David Scott Stone (Melvins, Unwound, Slug), Sera Timms (Black Math Horsemen) and cellist Ramiro Zapata, Ancestors have created an album truly Of Sound Mind; a refreshing and aptly named experience of incredible proportions

Lou Barlow – Goodnight Unknown

The Big Pink – A Brief History Of Love (+ MP3 card)

The Black Heart Procession – Six

Blitzen Trapper – Black River Killer EP

Built To Spill – There Is No Enemy

Califone – All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

Vic Chesnutt – Skitter On Take-Off

The Clientele – Bonfires On The Heath

The Feelies – Crazy Rhythms re-issue (180g + MP3 card incl. prev. unreleased tracks)

The Feelies – The Good Earth re-issue (180g + MP3 card incl. bonus live tracks)

Gossip – Music For Men

Headlights – Wildlife

The Jesus Lizard – Goat, Liar, Head, Down, Pure re-issues
Re-mastered in 2009 by Steve Albini and Bob Weston. Vinyl packaged in deluxe gatefold album jacket with 12″ x 24″ double sided color insert including never before seen photos & extensive liner notes by the band & by journalists who were there. Vinyl also includes a digital download coupon for the LP, plus 4 bonus tracks not included on the LP itself. HQ-120 virgin vinyl pressing made at RTI. CD in deluxe Digipak with 14″ x 20″ double sided color folder including never before seen photos & extensive liner notes by the band & by journalists who were there. CD also includes 4 bonus track

King Tubby & The Dynamites – Sound System International

Langhorne Slim – Be Set Free (+ MP3 card)

Mission of Burma – The Sound The Speed The Light

Mountain Goats – The Life Of The World To Come

Music Go Music – Expressions

New Order – Brotherhood, Low-Life, Movement, Power Corruption & Lies, Technique re-issues (180g)

No Age – Losing Feeling EP

Phish – Joy (180g + MP3 card, etched 4th side)

Plants & Animals – Parc Avenue

The Spinto Band – Slim & Slender EP

Osso/Sufjan Stevens – Run Rabbit Run
In 2001, Sufjan Stevens followed up his debut album, A Sun Came, with Enjoy Your Rabbit, a series of fourteen instrumentals programmatically inspired by the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Much later, in 2006, Bryce Dessner (The National, Dark Was the Night compilation, Clogs) suggested that Sufjan re-arrange the entirety of Enjoy Your Rabbit for Osso, a string quartet that had previously contributed strings to Sufjan’s Illinois and My Brightest Diamond’s Bring Me The Workhorse. The result is Run Rabbit Run

Shudder To Think – Life From Home (180g + MP3 card)

Supercluster – Waves
Athens super-group featuring members of PYLON, THE OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL, CIRCULATORY SYSTEM, DEERHUNTER, and more. It has been described as “Appalachian Wave” because of the combination of an eclectic mix of elements – three female vocalists, upbeat rhythms, violin, cello, mandolin, clarinets, acoustic guitar, keyboard, and angular electric guitar. Bringing together many generations of Athens music, they have been developing their sound over the last couple of years through consistent practicing and live shows

John Vanderslice – Too Much Time (7″)

Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy

CD RELEASES:

Air – Love 2
AIR’s 1998 debut album ‘Moon Safari’ struck a unanimously harmonious chord with music lovers around the globe and has since become an electronic pop classic. Since then AIR have enjoyed many career-defining moments and accolades, and have written, produced and collaborated on a breathtaking array of music projects. ‘Love 2’ is a re-affirmation of the band’s staying power and their ability to stay relevant and viable within an industry of fleeting trends and uncertainty. It is also the first album produced and recorded entirely by the band themselves in their brand new state-of-theart facility Studio Atlas

Ancestors – Of Sound Mind

Lou Barlow – Goodnight Unknown

The Black Heart Procession – Six

Built To Spill – There Is No Enemy

Califone – All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

Vic Chesnutt – Skitter On Take-Off

The Clientele – Bonfires On The Heath

Betty Davis – Is It Love Or Desire (re-mastered + booklet)

Betty Davis – Nasty Gal (re-mastered + booklet)

Mike Doughty – Sad Man Happy Man

Gogol Bordello – Live From Axis Mundi (CD/DVD)

Gossip – Music For Men

Calvin Harris – Ready For The Weekend

Headlights – Wildlife

Jemina Pearl – Break It Up

The Jesus Lizard: Goat, Liar, Head, Down, Pure re-issues

King Tubby & The Dynamites – Sound System International
‘Sound System International’ is so incredibly obscure that no-one on the scene had ever heard of it until a lone copy surfaced at the start of this year. The set featured ten thrilling King Tubby deconstructions of Dynamites rhythms produced by Clancy Eccles. Anyone interested in Tubby’s early mixing style need look no further as he takes on these straight forward reggae songs and turns them upside down and inside out, taking them on to somewhere completely different. CD includes five bonus tracks. Totally re-mastered with superb graphics, stunning photographs, and extensive sleeve notes

Kraftwerk – Autobahn, Man Machine, Radio-Activity, Tour de France, Trans-Europe Express (re-mastered + expanded artwork)

Lucero – 1372 Overton Park

Mission of Burma – The Sound The Speed The Light

Morphine – At Your Service (2xCD)
This 34 song, two-disc collection contains all previously unissued studio tracks, alternate takes, and live performances, and takesits name from the line Sandman used to kick off most shows, “We are Morphine at your service.” The music spans the group’s entire career and features founding members Sandman (two-string slide bass, vocals),Dana Colley (saxophone), original drummer Jerome Deupree, and his successor, Billy Conway

Mountain Goats – The Life Of The World To Come

Music Go Music – Expressions

A Place To Bury Strangers – Exploding Head

Sparklehorse + Fennesz – In The Fishtank 15

DJ Spooky – The Secret Song
The world renown DJ Spooky is back with “The Secret Song” his take on the changing world of 21st century music, economics, and global culture. With collaborations from people as diverse as Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, to Vijay Iyer, old school African hip hop legends Zimbabwe Legit, stunning turntablism with Rob Swift the legendary leader of The Xecutioners, to political hip hop from The Coup, The Jungle Brothers, Mike Ladd, Iran’s Sussan Deyhim (who sings in Farsi), Abdul Smooth from India, DJ Spooky connects the dots between jazz, hip hop and DJ culture in the info-culture landscape

Osso/Sufjan Stevens – Run Rabbit Run

Supercluster – Waves

Tiesto – Kaleidoscope
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premier DJs and producers, TIËSTO’s career highlights to date are many, but recent exploits include a GRAMMY nod for his last artist album, ‘Elements of Life’ and headlining both Coachella and Bonnaroo Festivals. After a run of four top-selling electronic artist albums, TIËSTO presents “Kaleidoscope”, an artist album in the truest sense: collaborations with a variety of music talents from the worlds of dance, pop and rock: Jónsi Birgisson from Sigur Rós, Kele Okereke from Bloc Party, Nelly Furtado, and Calvin Harris!

Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy