Staff Picks
Lindsay – Alison Goldfrapp and Format/Fun reissues
Caleb – Emmylou Harris
Dario – Animal Collective reissue 
Zach – Animal Collective reissue, Overmono, and Unicorns reissue
Kimber – Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, feat. Rakesh Chaurasia

Animal CollectiveSpirit They’re Gone Spirit They’ve Vanished [Reissue/2000] 2xCD/2xLP+MP3 (Domino)
Deluxe digitally remastered 20th Anniversary edition. Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished is the first collaborative studio album by Avey Tare (David Portner) and Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), released in August 2000. It was later retroactively classified as the debut album by Portner and Lennox’s group Animal Collective. The album was first released as a CD on the band’s own Animal label (now known as Paw Tracks) with only 2000 copies produced. [An indie store exclusive green color vinyl pressing is available.]

Daft PunkRandom Access Memories [Reissue/2013] 2xCD/3xLP (Sony Legacy)
2023 marks the 10th anniversary of Daft Punk’s multi-Grammy winning hit record Random Access Memories including “Get Lucky”, “Instant Crush”, “Lose Yourself To Dance” and featuring Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Julian Casablancas, Paul Williams, Panda Bear and Todd Edwards. To celebrate this milestone, this special expanded edition includes 35 minutes of unreleased music (Demo and Studio Outtakes).

The FormatInterventions + Lullabies [Reissue/2003] LP (The Vanity Label)
The FormatDog Problems [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (The Vanity Label)
Color vinyl reissues (cyan blue and milky clear, respectively) of the Arizona indie rock band’s first two (and only) studio albums.

Fun. Aim And Ignite [Reissue/2009] LP (Fun Music)
Double blue jay color vinyl pressing of the debut studio album by the American indie pop band.

The CultThe Cult [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Beggars Banquet)
1994 brought The Cult’s self-titled sixth album, sometimes also known as the “Black Sheep” album due to the cover image. Recorded with Bob Rock, It is a very personal affair with a lot of the narrative subject matter referring to Astbury’s younger years. Unlike their previous outings, The Cult reveals itself more slowly with each listen. [An indie store exclusive white LP is available.]

Miles Davis QuintetWorkin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet [Reissue/1960] LP (Craft Recordings)
Undeniably one of the most iconic smaIl bands in the history of jazz, the Miles Davis Quintet of the mid-1950s featured an all-star line-up of Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums). This new edition of Workin’ is released as part of the Original Jazz Classics Series and features remastered audio from the original master tapes.

Dropkick Murphys Okemah Rising CD (Dummy Luck Music)
Dropkick Murphys history with Woody Guthrie dates back decades, from covering “Gonna Be A Blackout Tonight” on their 2003 album Blackout, to using some of Guthrie’s writing about Boston in their immortal hit “I’m Shipping Up To Boston”. On their recent 2022 album, This Machine Still Kills Fascists, Dropkick Murphys crafted an entire record around the seminal American folk icon, bringing Woody Guthrie’s perennial jabs at life – many of which are from the 1940s and ’50s – into the present, with the resulting music eerily relevant to the day’s world. Okemah Rising is the second and final installment of this collaboration, and the band brings it home with a bang. Whereas the goal of This Machine Still Kills Fascists was to raise consciousness, Okemah Rising intends to raise the roof. It may have one or two tender moments, but all in all it’s much more of a party.

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, feat. Rakesh ChaurasiaAs We Speak CD/LP (Béla Fleck Productions)
The first-time banjo legend Béla Fleck, tabla master Zakir Hussain, and double bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer got together to make an album, it was to write, not to play. Fleck had met Hussain at a workshop where, as Béla put it, “I thought Edgar and I could learn a lot from him.” Later, when Fleck and Meyer were looking for a third partner for a triple concerto, they had been commissioned to write to mark the opening of Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, they thought of Hussain, who wanted to learn more about orchestral writing. The result was The Melody Of Rhythm (2009). Now they return with As We Speak, a follow-up that not only showcases the group’s breathtaking abilities as instrumentalists but underscores the wide range of musical influences at their command. Across a dozen tracks, the group glides easily between the cerebral complexity of Indian rhythm and the gut-level groove of a funky bass line, sounding equally at home with the rigors of raga.

Alison GoldfrappThe Love Invention CD/2xLP (Skint/BMG)
Alison Goldfrapp has set a towering bar for British synth-pop in the 21st century and she’s only just getting started. The magnetic London-born singer, songwriter, and producer’s seven albums with Goldfrapp were fueled by an unfailing modernity and a sixth sense for sounds that were more timeless than any trend. With the release of her debut solo album The Love Invention – an electrifying dance-pop suite – her multi-faceted musicianship reaches a new peak. The Love Invention marks Alison’s reawakening as a dancefloor priestess, in an intoxicating showcase of the disco and house influences that have always been at the heart of her musical DNA. [An indie store exclusive purple color vinyl pressing is available.]

Mike Gordon Flying Games CD/LP (ATO)
Flying Games, the sixth solo LP from Mike Gordon, is an album of constant and wildly hypnotic movement, each moment animated by unexpected sounds that morph and expand and spin off into their own strange orbits. Flying Games was produced by the Phish bassist, recorded by longtime collaborator Jared Slomoff, and mixed by six-time Grammy-winning engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs). [A limited-edition white w/ turquoise blue and green color vinyl pressing is available.]

Parker MillsapWilderness Within You CD/LP (Okrahoma)
It’s been a time of intense, worldwide change over the past few years… or maybe it all depends on scale. Zooming out to a geological timeline, maybe not much has changed at all. On his sixth album Wilderness Within You, acclaimed singer/songwriter Parker Millsap explores this flux between the here and now and the big BIG picture, while reckoning with questions about humanity’s place on this planet. The result is a study of contrasts: the personal versus the cosmic, sparse acoustic compositions sitting next to lush psychedelic improvisations. Above all, Wilderness Within You is an understanding of darkness while expressing an abundance of gratitude for life itself. [An indie store exclusive autographed maroon color vinyl pressing is available.]

Moby Resound NYC CD/2xLP (Deutsche Grammphon)
Resound NYC serves as Moby’s second album on Deutsche Grammophon following 2021’s Reprise. Digging further into his catalog, Moby has reimagined fifteen of some of his most iconic tracks written between 1994-2010 while living in New York City. These new versions feature a vibrant, brass-heavy sound. [Two vinyl colorways are available: indie store exclusive clear w/ yellow and crystal clear.]

OvermonoGood Lies LP (XL)
Overmono have purposefully cultivated a fanbase that heralds them as one of the UK’s most original contemporary live electronic acts. Across Good Lies, Overmono journey through a powerful distillation of their musical career so far. 

Dillinger Escape PlanOption Paralysis [Reissue/2010] LP (Season Of Mist)
Limited gold and black color vinyl pressing of the fourth studio album by the mathcore band.

Emmylou HarrisStumble Into Grace [Reissue/2003] LP (Nonesuch)
Bone white color vinyl pressing of Harris’s twelfth album. Stumble Into Grace features guests Linda Ronstadt, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Gillian Welch, and Jane Siberry.

JojiSmithereens LP (Warner)
Smithereens marks Joji’s first full-length since Nectar in 2020. He delivers his characteristically melancholic yet powerful vocals on tracks like “Die For You”, a sober, morning-after remembrance of a former love.

Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour [Reissue/2018] LP (MCA Nashville)
Celebrate the fifth Anniversary of Kacey Musgraves’ Grammy Award-winning Album Of The Year with this limited edition pressing. Golden Hour is the fourth studio album by Kacey Musgraves. She co-wrote all 13 tracks and co-produced the album with Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk. A country pop record, Golden Hour also contains elements of disco, electropop, electronica, and yacht rock.

The Reverend Horton HeatSpend A Night In The Box [Reissue/2000] LP (Real Gone Music)
Gold color vinyl pressing. The Reverend Horton Heat isn’t just a person, or a band – it’s a state of mind. Drawing on such crazed rockabilly ancestors as Charlie Feathers, Hasil Adkins, and The Killer himself, James (Reverend Horton) Heath and his long-time bassist Jimbo Wallace have, over the course of the last 30-plus years, helped bring rockabilly kicking and screaming into the modern age, marrying punk with rockabilly to create the psychobilly genre.

Run DMCTougher Than Leather [Reissue/1988] LP (Sony Legacy)
Released in 1988, Tougher Than Leather followed Run-DMC’s massively successful third album Raising Hell and furthered their innovative, aggressive, and hard-hitting sound that defined the hip-hop scene of the 1980s. From the incredible lead single, “Run’s House” to their cover of The Monkee’s “Mary, Mary”, Tougher Than Leather features a slew of incredible hits and is essential listening for any fan of classic hip-hop.

Archie Shepp Kwanza [Reissue/1974] LP (Verve)
These 1969 recordings (released five years later) combine Shepp’s free jazz bonafides and a blend of blues and funk through an African lens, all in a big band setting. The all-star brass section, featuring James Spaulding and Charles Davis on sax along with trombonist Graham Moncur III lead the way on stand outs including “New Africa” and “Spoo Pee Doo”.

Nina SimoneGreat Women Of Song: Nina Simone LP (Verve)
Throughout her career, Nina’s music has inspired audiences of all ages, races, and nationalities. Created with the newest generation of Nina Simone fans in mind, Great Women Of Song features the best of the best. Miss Simone’s most loved and notable hits assembled in one package.

The UnicornsWho Will Cut Our Hair When We Are Gone? [Reissue/2003] LP (Caterpillar)
20th Anniversary vinyl reissue of the Unicorns’ legendary debut album. Remastered from original release with download card featuring four bonus tracks from the original sessions. [A limited-edition yellow colorway is available.]

Syd BarrettAn Introduction To Syd Barrett [Reissue/2010] CD/2xLP (Sony Legacy)
A reissue of the 2010 collection that brought together for the first time the tracks of Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett on one compilation. David Gilmour, who originally worked on Syd Barrett’s two solo albums, as co-producer of The Madcap Laughs and as producer of Barrett, was the executive producer for the album. Damon Iddins and Andy Jackson at Astoria Studios remixed five tracks including “Octopus”, “She Took A Long Cool Look”, “Dominoes” and “Here I Go”, with David Gilmour adding bass guitar to the last track. Pink Floyd’s “Matilda Mother” also received a fresh 2010 mix.

OvalRomantiq LP (Thrill Jockey)
Markus Popp is endlessly curious and his music as Oval is delightfully inventive. Since pioneering albums in the 90s, Oval has continually excavated new spaces in electronic music, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape. The new album Romantiq finds Popp delivering his most light and delicate tones to date. Like the plucking of harp strings, Popp’s organic and playful approach to sound is warm and bright. Oval continually confounds with his ability to conjure such lithe, evocative sonics from software. Romantiq evolved from an audio-visual collaboration with digital artist Robert Seidel for the grand opening of the German Romantic Museum, where a huge outdoor projection covered the museum building. Popp sought a more expansive definition of the romantic, conjuring flickering images that glitch, evolve and collapse in on one another – opulent neo-chamber music lit by the paradoxically heartwarming screen glow of social media flirtations.

Pigface Gub LP (Cleopatra)
Reissue of the 1990 debut album from industrial supergroup spearheaded by legendary PiL drummer Martin Atkins! Includes contributions from Trent Reznor, Revolting Cocks’ Chris Connelly, The Jesus Lizard’s David Yow, Skinny Puppy’s Nivek Ogre, Ministry’s William Rieflin & Paul Barker, KMFDM’s en Esch, Steve Albini and more! Wildly experimental, this genre-defying masterpiece has earned it’s reputation as one of the most adventurous sound recordings ever made! Contains the original version of “Suck” that Trent Reznor would later re-record for his 1992 Broken EP as well as several bonus remixes!

GHOSTPhantomime CD/LP
ALEX LAHEY The Answer Is Always Yes LP
MEGA BOG End Of Everything LP
DOROTHY ASHBYRubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby LP
PERNICE BROTHERSOvercome By Happiness LP
THEE OH SEESLive at Levitation LP