End of an Ear New Releases

As usual, lots of cool new releases available this week at End of an Ear and other fine local independent retailers. The item that caught my attention this week: “A limited edition three-track 12-inch EP [from the Melvins] featuring a nine-minute cover of the Wipers ‘Youth of America’ on the B-side. None of these tracks have appeared on vinyl prior. Limited to 2,000 copies on silver/gray vinyl.” Click through for the full list.

Pop / Rock
Afgan Whigs “Gentlemen” LP (Hi-Speed Soul) 180g reissue of their peak album. With poster / calendar.
Black Joe Lewis “Scandalous” CD/LP (Lost Highway) Sophomore album from Austin, TX-based garage soul ensemble.
Bleeker, Alex and the Freaks “s/t” LP (Underwater Peoples) Consists of Alex Bleeker (Real Estate), Matt Mondaile (Real Estate, Ducktails), Martin Courtney IV (Real Estate) and Julian Lynch.
Borghesia “Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti” LP (Dark Entries) Early electronic music group from Ljubljana, Slovenia, created in 1982. They developed their own brand of EBM that combined symphonic synthesizers, funky basslines, military drum beats and harsh, crisp sequenced rhythms that repeat in trance-like loops. Limited edition.
Brave Irene “s/t” 12″ (Slumberland) New outfit fronted by Rose Melberg of Tiger Trap and the Softies.
Celebration “Hello Paradise – Electric Tarot” LP (Friends Records) Second full length.
Cohen, Tim “Bad Blood” 2×7″ 7″ (Captured Tracks) Eight brand new tracks from the Fresh & Onlys frontman.
Cohen, Tim “Magic Trick” LP (Captured Tracks) Third solo album from the Fresh & Onlys frontman.
Davila 666 “Tan Bajo” CD (In the Red) Sophomore album from Puerto Rico garage rockers.
Deserts of Mars “Transmission” CD Playing their album release party tomorrow evening at Red Eyed Fly.
Dignan Porch “Deluded” 12″ (Captured Tracks) New EP. Effects-heavy shoegaze/dream pop.
Dodos “No Color” CD/LP (French Kiss) Their latest.
Dog Eat Dog “s/t” LP
Elvis “Crime of the Scene” CD
End Of Your Garden / De Ma Vere Belgiere LP (Dark Entries) Combines two 7″s from the Danish minimal synth/wave bands End Of Your Garden and De Ma Vere Belgiere originally released on the Replik Muzick record label in 1981/83.
Etheridge, Riley Jr. “Powder Keg” CD (Rock Ridge)
Eulogies “Tear The Fences Down” CD (Dangerbird) Members of the Silversun Pickups.
v/a “Friends and Friends of Friends” Cassette (Friends Records)
Future Islands / Lonnie Walker “s/t” 7″ (Friends Records)
Gun Outfit “High Places” 12″ New 4 song EP from Olympia group, casting spells with the grace and power of Patti Smith or Husker Du and the lyricism and six-string tenacity of Felt or Television.
J. Mascis “Several Shades Of Why” CD/LP (Sub Pop) Brand new, (almost) all-acoustic solo album from Dinosaur Jr frontman.
Joy Formidable “The Big Roar” CD
Juan Wauters “Radio Uruguay” Cassette (Captured Tracks)
Juan Wauters “Wandering Wondering” Cassette (Captured Tracks) Of the Beets.
Martial Canterel “You Today” LP (Weird) New album from Brooklyn minimal synth group. Merges the influences of the first wave of relatively unknown minimal electronic bands in northern Europe, and seminal industrial noise bands such as Throbbing Gristle and SPK.
Memphis “Here Comes a City” CD (Factor)
Microkingdom “Three Compositions of No Jazz” LP (Friends Records)
Minks “Araby” Cassette (Captured Tracks) One unreleased track and three tracks from recent radio sessions.
Nagamatzu “Sacred Islands Of The Mad” LP (Dark Entries) Highly limited second cassette by British duo, issued here for the first time ever on vinyl. Dark synth wave calling to mind Clock DVA, Cabaret Voltaire and early New Order or Cocteau Twins.
Newell, Martin “Songs For a Fallow Land” LP (Fixed Identity) Vinyl reissue of osbcure 1985 cassette release. Lo-fi homemade British psych pop.
Nico “Schwanengesang” LP A superb collection of studio rarities, alternate versions, unreleased tracks, demos and two live tracks, all from the early ’70s through the late ’90s
Noah & the Whale “Last Night on Earth” CD (Mercury)
Oh Land “s/t” CD (Epic)
Pop. 1280 “Bedbugs” 7″ (Times Square) New single.
Rival Schools “Pedals” CD (Photo Finish Records) Second album, a decade after their first.
Sarandon “Age of Reason” LP (Slumberland)
Second Decay “Le Dcadence Electronique” LP (Dark Entries) First time ever on vinyl, the debut full length album by German electronic darkwave pioneers. Recordings from 1988-1992. Limited edition.
Sri Aurobindo “Cave Painting” LP (Friends Records) Baltimore psychedelic rock.
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers “Rare Bird Alert” CD (Rounder) New album of all original songs, backed by the Steep Canyon Rangers.
Strokes, The “Angles” CD (RCA) Fourth album, their first since 2006.
Tame Impala “Why Don’t You Make Up Your Mind” 12″ (Modular)
v/a “Decade Box” 4CD (Le Son du Maquis)
Vile, Kurt “Smoke Ring For My Halo” CD/LP (Matador) Second proper album. Our top seller during the week of SXSW. Vinyl back in stock.
Week Ends “Strange Cultures” LP (Friends Records) Second full length from Baltimore guitar/drums duo.
Widowspeak “Harsh Realm / Burnout” 7″ (Captured Tracks) Using primarily the 1950’s and 1990’s as stylistic jumping-off points, the band writes a combination of eerie ballads and swampy mid-tempo pop.
Withered Hand “Good News” CD A compendium of warped-rock sermons.
Wye Oak “Civilian” CD (Merge) Third album from this Baltimore duo.
Xeno & Oaklander “Vigils EP” LP (From The Nursery) Vinyl pressing of their 2006 CD-EP. Minimal synth from Brooklyn with male/female vocals.
Young “Sweet / Swollen” 7″ Two new tracks.

Art Abscons “Der Verborgene Gott” LP (Blind Prophet) Debut album from German neofolk outfit. Vinyl version their CD that was released on Albin Julius of Der Blutharsch’s Hau Ruck label.
Caboladies / Oneohtrix Point Never Cassette (NNA)
Chelsea Wolfe “the Grim and the Glow” LP (Pendusound) Debut album, limited to 500 copies. Lo-fi indie psych rock, with bleak & ravishing Gothic overtones.
Country Club “s/t” Cassette (Breathing Problem) Double cassette reissue of their debut 2LP and Live Aktion cassette. Limited edition.
Hayleck, Andy “The Disappearing Floor” CD (Recorded)
Lopez, Francisco “Untitled #244 CD (Sub Rosa)
Lust For Youth “s/t” CS (NNA)
Mater Suspiria Vision “Exorcism of the Hippies” 7″ (Pendusound) 2 tracks of epic Witch House. An immense mix of echoey percussion, whirring, powerful synth-lines and muffled vocals.
Mueran Humanos “s/t” LP (Blind Prophet) Debut album from Berlin-via-Brazil duo. Think of them as a post-industrial Lux and Ivy, or a garage rock version of Chris and Cosey.
Nagoski, Ian “Effortless Battle” CD (Recorded)
Seeno, Ken “s/t” Cassette (NNA)
Wanda Group “s/t” Cassette (NNA)
You. “Demonstration” LP (Blind Prophet) Twisted and creepy beat driven minimal synth electro from Brooklyn.

Big Freedia “Azz Everywhere” 12″ (540) Debut 12″ from the Queen Diva of Sissy Bounce.
Diplo “Riddimentary” CD/LP

Berndt, John “New Logic For Old Saxophones” CD (Recorded)
Feather, Neil “Roto-Melon (Live at the High Zero Festival 2002” CD (Recorded)
Hernandez, Katt “The Long Awaited Etcetera (Live at the High Zero Festival 2001” CD (Recorded)
Thomas, Oluyemi “Before the Beginning (Live at the High Zero Festival 2002” CD (Recorded)

Rot in Hell / Horders “The Omega Suite” 7″
Ghost “Opus Anonymous” LP (Back on Black) Now available on vinyl. Occult rock.
Melvins “s/t” limited edition LP (From The Nursery) A limited edition three-track 12-inch EP featuring a nine-minute cover of Wipers ‘Youth of America’ on the b-side. None of these tracks have appeared on vinyl prior. Limited to 2,000 copies on silver/gray vinyl.
Witchfinder General “Death Penalty” LP (Back on Black) Vinyl reissue of NWOBHM groups classic debut album.
Witchfinder General “Friends of Hell” LP (Back on Black) Vinyl reissue of their 2nd and final album.

Alternate Action “Tough Times” 10″ (Narayan) Canadian oi-punk.
Amebix “Monolith” LP (Back on Black) First legitimate vinyl reissue of this classic dark crust punk masterpiece.
Deaf Wish “Mercy” LP (Radio Records) Debut album from ragged Australian noise punks.
L’infanterie Sauvage “live 83″ 10” (Narayan) Rare live recording from French Oi-punk legends.
Mouthguard / Hardxtimes “split” 7″ (Narayan) Split release between Australian and French Oi-punk groups.
Ultimate Blowup 7″ (Killed By Death) Manic hardcore from Istanbul. For fans of Infest and Crossed Out.
UV Race “Homo” LP (In The Red)
Wipers “Silver Sail” LP (Jackpot) Remastered reissue of their 7th studio album.
Wipers “The Herd” LP (Jackpot) Remastered reissue of their 8th studio album.

Prog / Psych
Goblin “Best of” LP
Pink Floyd “An Offer You Cannot Refuse” 2 LP
Pink Floyd “The Committee OST” LP

Techno / Electronic
Blake, James “Limit to Your Love” 10″ (Atlas UK)
Blake, James “s/t” CD (Universal Republic) Debut album from London-based Dubstep artist. Vinyl coming out April 16th.
Blake, James “The Wilhelm Scream” 12″

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