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Bloodshot Bill [Guitar Boy]

July 8 street date. Bloodshot Bill is heir apparent to our own Hasil Adkins and now takes his own crown with his newest hot as Hades release GUITAR BOY. Slated as this summer's sizzler, this slab slams the rock-n-roll hit parade just in time for the one man band roadshow circuit - catch him on tour in support of the album! TRACKLIST: The Wobble / Love Me Twice / Mary Ann / Be My Own / Big Eyes, Crazy Curls / I'm Telling You / That Lonesome Feeling / Hypnotize / Gonna Get Gone / Don't Wanna See You Anymore / Bad Bad Girl / Last Call / Break My Heart / Pretty Little Gal Fro Mars / Tell Me You Love Me / Baby Farewell
Brian Jonestown Massacre [Bout Des Doigts]

June 24 street date. To coincide with the band’s European tour the band are releasing a single . Recorded in March 2016 in Anton’s studio in Berlin , Anton gathered Dan Alliare (drums) , Colliin Hegna (bass) , Joel Gion (tambourine) , Ricky Maymi (guitar) & Ryan Van Kriedt (guitar) to record this track Bout des doigts & Fingertips . Bout des doigts features Rike (Friedrike) Bienert providing the vocals , Fingertips vocals are provided by Tess Parks ..
Case/Lang/Veirs [Case/Lang/Veirs]

June 17 street date. case/lang/veirs, a true collaboration between three phenomenal, self-driven artists: avant-rock icon Neko Case, legendary musical nomad k.d. lang, and indie folk star Laura Veirs. The women wrote all 14 songs and shared lead vocals equally, sometimes even within the same track. Full of stunning harmonies and spellbinding rhythms, case/lang/veirs travels through aches and eras, torch songs and tributes to the undersung. They worked over two and a half years in Portland, Oregon, where lang and Veirs both live, sometimes in lang’s loft with a view of Mount St. Helens, others in Veirs’ dining room or backyard studio. The album was written from the ground up without any real plan beyond a desire to make music together and a faith that it would reveal itself. They produced the album with Tucker Martine, at his Portland studio in November 2015. “The combination of spirits, the combination of artistry, is very unique, because we have definite similarities, but we are very, very different, and it creates a really interesting thing,” says lang. “It’s a truly collaborative record where our individual essences are firmly in place.”
Converge [You Fail Me - Redux]

June 17 street date. Includes bonus track “ Wolves At My Door” - first time on CD. You Fail Me from CONVERGE is the classic follow up to their landmark Jane Doe full length album. Originally released in 2004, the brute force and emotional power on You Fail Me is unparalleled. Solidifying their reign in the genre that they have defined for over two decades. Never quite content with the original mix, You Fail Me Redux was remixed by guitarist Kurt Ballou at his God City studios. The release was also remastered by Alan Douches (Motörhead, Mastodon), and repackaged by vocalist/artist Jacob Bannon.
Descendents [Hypercaffium Spazzinate]

July 29 street date. On their first album in 12 years, vocalist Milo Aukerman, drummer Bill Stevenson, guitarist Stephen Egerton, and bassist Karl Alvarez channel an energy just as raw and jittery as in their earliest days—a time when the band was driven by the equally mighty forces of “rejection, food, coffee, girls, fishing, and food.” Born from the all-for-one spirit that’s forever fueled the band, Hypercaffium Spazzinate returns to the frenetically catchy sound that launched a generation of pop-minded punk acts and continues to widen the Descendents’ following around the world. The band’s first Epitaph Records release since 1996’s Everything Sucks, Hypercaffium Spazzinate began taking shape soon after the Descendents surfaced from extended hiatus for a series of gigs in 2010. With Milo now living in Delaware, Karl and Bill in Colorado, and Stephen in Oklahoma, the album came to life over a three-year period in which the band sent tracks back and forth and occasionally met up in Karl and Bill’s adopted hometown of Fort Collins. With Hypercaffium Spazzinate featuring the classic Milo cartoon as its cover art—this time, he’s got his head affixed to a lab flask in an attempt to “synthesize some bonus caffeine,” as Milo explains—the album finds the band both honoring their past and living fully in the moment. “Since the dawn of rock-and-roll every band’s tried to pretend they exist in the age group of 18 to 35, no matter how old they get,” says Karl. “But this band’s very honest about the fact that we’re not teenagers anymore.” Still, thanks in part to their enduring legacy within skate culture and punk communities, the Descendents maintain a vitality that’s amply reflected on the new album. “Each time we make a record it’s almost like the first time all over again,” says Bill. “There’s a quote from Ornette Coleman about how the song is the territory, and what you do with the song is the adventure. We’re definitely still going on all these little adventures together.” Deluxe Version includes glow in the dark cover and disc, 2 booklets, a comic strip and 5 bonus tracks.
Direct Hit! [Wasted Mind]

June 24 street date. DIRECT HIT isn't a punk band so much as a collection of pureed grey matter. But this summer – with the help of Fat Wreck Chords – the Milwaukee-based group will make those mushy brains useful by releasing Wasted Mind: a 12-track concept album inspired by the warped sensibilities of such savage works as Burroughs' Naked Lunch and Thompson's Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. Produced by All-American Rejects guitarist Mike Kennerty, Wasted Mind follows a cast of drug-addled, medicated and insane characters who check in and out of reality with reckless abandon. Musically it delivers on everything DIRECT HIT fans have come to expect: clever lyrical content, catchy hook-laden riffs, and driving pop-punk anthems. From “Forced to Sleep” to “Promised Land” to “Arti??cial Con??dence,” the massive polished sound of Wasted Mind begs to be sung/screamed along with. An April tour supporting NOFX and relentless dates to follow throughout 2016 will give fans a chance to do just that. Of course, DIRECT HIT doesn’t limit their mind altering output to albums and live shows; their creativity runs into the realm of video as well (they’ve got 15 videos to their credit after only two albums!!). As part of the concept of Wasted Mind the band are ??lming 3 videos to be released leading up to and after the album’s release. (LP includes a digital download of full album)
Fall [Dragnet]

Please Note: New street date is July 1. First time available domestically since its original release ! Second influential album originally released in 1979 on Step-Forward ! Dragnet is arguably The Fall's best-known album. With the departure of Martin Bramah after Live At The Witch Trials, the band underwent yet another lineup shift in late 1979. Marc Riley switched to guitar and Steve Hanley joined on bass; the latter's signature basslines would become a major part of The Fall for the next two decades. Opening track "Psykick Dancehall" strikes like an elusive, working-class anthem with its bouncy tempo changes and Mark E. Smith’s unfiltered vocals raining down on the dance-floor. "Dice Man" takes its direction from disheveled beats, stuttering lyrics and asymmetrical phrasing. Somehow Dragnet manages to be even more lo-fi than The Fall's debut, yet reveals a cohesive sound and fierce songs that would further build the band’s cult following. Liner notes by Brian Turner.
Fall [Live at the Witch Trials]

Please Note: New street date is July 1. First time available domestically since its original release ! Classic debut album originally released in 1979 on Step-Forward. The first full-length album of The Fall, Live At The Witch Trials, is not actually a live album. Emerging out of a two-day studio session at Camden Sound in North West London during a sickly December of 1978, Witch Trials amounts to the sinister foundation of the band's diverse sound. Every song explores drastically different styles and wild terrain, leaving much to decipher over its eleven tracks. "Frightened" has magnetic attraction / repulsion that shifts between Martin Bramah's skeletal guitar, Yvonne Pawlett's plastic keyboards and the lurching rhythm section of Marc Riley and Karl Burns. Mark E. Smith's mesmerizing bark and eerie lyrics warp the cosmic context with each repeated non-chorus. "Rebellious Jukebox" takes yet another turn and showcases the band's more melodic leanings. One gets the sense that The Fall are in a time-travel hallucination (from 19th century witch trials to a scathing critique of the late-70s punk scene) where the band's snot-nosed scrabble afflicts the shape of pop to come. As Smith dictates, "We are The Fall, northern white crap that talks back. Liner notes by Brian Turner.
Frusciante, John [Foregrow EP (Limited Silver Colored Vinyl)]

July 22 street date. Limited Silver Colored Vinyl!! John Frusciante's Foregrow doesn't sound like any Acid Test record, or any other record. After the unlikely alliance between the Los Angeles label and the iconoclastic Venice, CA musician, all bets are off. This one's truly a passage through night. Foregrow is a lurching, lysergic beauty which offers glimpses of his platinum pop instincts, but only behind the veil of true experimentalism.
Hille, Veda [Love Waves]

June 10 street date. Produced by John Collins of the New Pornographers and featuring an adventurous sonic palette of beats, reverb and synthesizers, it’s also a one-of-a-kind homage to synth-pop that registers as at once retro and extremely forward-looking. It’s been some 25 years since she first turned East Van’s underground art scene on its head with her furious, jagged, piano-playing, found fragments of lyrics, dissonant jazz passages and contrasting beautiful, heart-rending melodies, ultimately fashioning one of the most wildly original and profitably obscure music careers in Canadian history. Now, she is releasing her first new original studio album since the birth of her son seven years ago, Love Waves, and it’s the sort of complex, fearless reflection on maturation and motherhood that only an artist like Veda could create. Much of the album was written in Berlin three years ago, where Veda journey to rediscover her own artistic voice – if indeed she still had one – after giving birth to her son and steering him through infancy and toddlerhood while continuing her eclectic career composing for avant-garde musical theatre. Veda’s personal discography of some 20 albums – Love Waves is number 20 – includes a song cycle commissioned by the Vancouver Folk Music Festival for its 25th anniversary; a song cycle about nature and the north, commissioned by the Yukon Arts Centre; two indie rock kids records with her band of family and friends, Duplex; two outrageous vaudeville recordings with her duo The Fits; an album of totally unique Neil Young and Buffy Sainte-Marie covers recorded with the CBC Radio Orchestra; a collaboration with experimental sound artist Christof Migone; and three records for Ape Records, the imprint belonging to XTC’s Andy Partridge, including the aforementioned Polaris long-listed This Riot Life, an album that saw Veda coping with a period of intense grief by turning religious texts and iconography into experimental rock and pop. This summer Veda begins a new recording collaboration with avant-garde composer and poet Harold Budd. One can only add that those who have followed her career since the early days will welcome Love Waves as an adventurous new installment in her canon, a moving statement on the complexity of growing older that is as musically exciting as anything she’s ever done. And for those who are new to her work? Well, to put it bluntly, this will blow their minds.
Interrupters [Say It Out Loud]

June 24 street date. (LP includes full album on CD!) Since the release of their 2014 self-titled debut, THE INTERRUPTERS have split their time between touring with the likes of The English Beat and Bad Religion and cranking out new material that shows off their irrepressible sensibility. So when the time came to record their sophomore album Say It Out Loud, the L.A.-based ska-punk four-piece hit the studio with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and fired off 14 new songs that both capture their frenetic energy and reveal a whole new level of boldness in their songwriting. “Over the past couple years we got to know ourselves so much better as a band, and that gave us a lot of room to really grow on this album,” notes frontwoman Aimee Interrupter, whose bandmates include guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivona, and drummer Jesse Bivona. Produced by Armstrong and recorded partly at his studio (as well as at Travis Barker’s Opra Studios), Say It Out Loud achieved its vital feel thanks to what Kevin describes as a “totally organic, GMO-free process” that relied on raw live performance. Through the years—in which they’ve hit the road with bands like Rancid and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, in addition to taking the stage at such festivals as It’s Not Dead and Soundwave— The Interrupters have forged a formidable bond that deeply informs their music. “Loyalty, family, friendship, and unity—with upstrokes,” says Kevin. “That pretty much sums up THE INTERRUPTERS and what we are all about.”
Marco Polo [MPC: Marco Polo Collectables]

July 1 street date. With this release we’re harping back to Marco’s early roots with an all instrumental release, featuring 25 previously unreleased beats from circa 2002-2004. Not only is this album dope, it’s a great exploration into Marco Polo’s early adventures into beat making and the discovery of his signature sound.
Melvins [Stoner Witch (180g/gatefold)]

June 24 street date. 180 Gram, analog tape masters, gatefold. The stellar seventh studio album by the Melvins is one of the most cohesive and beloved in the band's catalog. With fan favorites like ''Revolve'' and ''Queen'' balanced with the impressive sound explorations of ''Lividity'' and ''Shevil,'' the result is one of the most praised albums of the band's 30+ year career. First time on vinyl since 1994!
Melvins [Houdini (180g/gatefold)]

June 24 street date. 180 Gram, bonus track, analog tape masters, 6 tracks produced by Kurt Cobain, first time on vinyl since 1993, gatefold. Signed to Atlantic Records in the hubbub after Nirvana's Nevermind exploded, the Melvins' fifth album Houdini was a conscious attempt by the band to make a record that wouldn't alienate their fans but that the band members themselves would also enjoy. Their best-selling release by a country-mile, this album crested at number 29 on on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Houdini would be most folks introduction to the band and songs like ''Honeybucket'' received MTV airplay.
Melvins [Stag (2LP/180g/gatefold)]

June 24 street date. 180 Gram, first time on double vinyl, analog tape masters, gatefold. The final album in the Melvins' major label span, Stag finds the band fully spreading their wings (and budget) to create what is arguably their most wide-ranging and diverse album among the nearly two-dozen full-length studio albums the band has released since 1987.
Odonis Odonis [Post Plague]

June 17 street date. Toronto trio Odonis Odonis’ latest epic, POST PLAGUE, delivers a powerful blend of industrial electronic pop . OO’s post apocalyptic anthems construct scenes of sci-fi horror and saturate them with industrial strength synth beats. On POST PLAGUE Odonis Odonis delivers the kind of hypnotic, pulsing destruction that you can’t wipe away. "The band have just shared the manic dance-punk song "Vanta Black," and it's not for the faint of heart. A distorted Italo-disco bass line kicks things off, before screeching noise, fuzzed-out vocals, and an aggressive post-punk beat kick in." - Thump // Listen on Pitchfork, featured track ! http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/18265-odonis-odonis-nervous/
Strength Of Materials [Inclusive Fitness]

July 1 street date. R&B and garage rock cues, abandoned roadside by post-punk's effectors by turns most bellicose or drole, retrieved and demolished and reshaped by a string quartet. Pere Ubu meets Shostakovich, Schubert vs. The Fall. What if The Flesheaters ever had an “Eleanor Rigby?” Strength Of Materials is a Vancouver avant-rock ensemble led by writer/vocalist Ford Pier, and featuring cellist Peggy Lee (Wayne Horvitz, Mary Margaret O’Hara,) violinist and violist Elyse Jacobson and John Kastelic (The Living,) and violinist Meredith Bates (Juno-winners Pugs & Crows.) Their new album, Inclusive Fitness, was recorded in Vancouver with Howard Redekopp (New Pornographers, Tegan & Sara) and follows two 7" singles released on the Kingfisher Bluez label (Dada Plan, Apollo Ghosts, Dirty Beaches.) You’ve heard of “chamber pop?” This is Interrogation Chamber Pop. A roiling argument between melody and dissonance over what existentially defines “rock music” as proceeding from the blues: parallel fourths and a Hell Hound On Your Trail? This is that, along with Pier’s lyrical vignettes of hope and despair, rage and love, hurtled forth by evocations of humour, tenderness, aggression, probity, and grandeur, delivered in a palette that comes down to us through Haydn, Beethoven, Bartok, and Elliott Carter. A reorganization of some of the oldest things under the sun to offer something completely fresh: Strength Of Materials.
Suicide [s/t]

Please Note: new street date is July 1. Superior Viaduct is honored to present Suicide – restored from the original mixes, fully sanctioned by the band and with liner notes by Thurston Moore. Suicide's landmark self-titled LP was originally released in 1977, seven years after the group's initial conception as part of the performance art scene on the Lower East Side. It is hard to overstate the importance of the seven tracks on Suicide, which paved the way for punk, industrial, hip hop, noise and beyond. "Ghost Rider" accelerates with brutal anguish and desire for everything rock 'n' roll. Martin Rev's utterly singular "instrument" pounds out a synthetic soundscape, while Alan Vega's oversaturated vocals obsess over motorcycle getaways. "Rocket U.S.A." distills the duo's dynamic power down to a ghostly pulse, while the psycho-drama of "Frankie Teardrop" (Bruce Springsteen's all-time favorite song) delves even further into cinematic storytelling and, at the same time, clears the room at the end of the night. If there can be a quintessential New York band, it is without a doubt Suicide.
Swans [The Glowing Man (3LP)]

June 17 street date. 3LP edition includes poster & digital download. “In 2009 when I made the decision to restart Swans, I had no idea where it would lead. I knew that if I took the road of mining the past or revisiting the catalog, that it would be fruitless and stultifying. Instead I chose the five people with whom to work that I believed would most ably provide a sense of surprise, and even uncertainty, while simultaneously embodying the strength and confidence to ride the river of intention that flows from the heart of the sound wherever it would lead us - and what’s the intention? LOVE! And so finally this LOVE has now led us, with the release of the new and final recording from this configuration of Swans, The Glowing Man, through four albums (three of which contain more complexity, nuance and scope than I would have ever dreamed possible), countless and seemingly endless tours and rehearsals, and a generally exhausting regimen that has left us stunned but still invigorated and thrilled to see this thing through to its conclusion. I hereby thank my brothers and collaborators for their commitment to whatever truth lies at the center of the sound". - Michael Gira 2016 (Also available #YG58 - 2CD set or #YG58X - 2CD+DVD)
Thee Oh Sees [Live In San Francisco (2LP/DVD/Download)]

July 1 street date. Perched in the belfry of The Chapel we caught thee mighty Oh Sees, alive and in their natural element, with our shutters aflutter and our tapes on a roll. After a short incubation period, the beast has reached full maturity and it is hideous. Over three nights they pummeled, and we’ve culled some great photographs, a wicked recording, and even a little live video action. Castle Face is happy to announce the first double LP in the Live in San Francisco series, presented on two discs, in a handsome double gatefold jacket, with live video shot by Brian Lee Hughes and his crew of merry gentlemen on an included DVD (also available as a CD-only edition). Finally you depraved Oh Sees freaks have something to take home with you when you lose your shoes and your girlfriend at the show. Put it on at home and pretend to wait in line for the bathroom and it’s like you’re really there. The thrash, the throb, the mob is all present and pushed to the front. Dual drummers synced in each ear, Tim Hellman rounding out the bottom and Castle Face’s own John Dwyer up front on guitar, lasering young brains off and fomenting the crowd to a froth—it’s a great band, in a great room, with a great crowd and it’s cooked to perfection… Take a little bit of it with you this time.
Useless I.D. [State Is Burning]

July 1 street date. Middle East musicians USELESS ID make a triumphant return with their latest album State Is Burning. Typically known for a massive sounding songs full of riffs, melody, and nods to their in??uential contemporaries, USELESS ID take things to a new level with State is Burning by honing all those elements into something truly their own. The evolution of their rejuvenated identity is hallmarked by a more cohesive and aggressive tone in both vocals and instrumentation. Rest assured, they haven't abandoned the overall immense, stadium-ready, anthemic essence of their material, once again recording with famed producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Rise Against, NOFX) at the Blasting Room. The results speak for themselves. With 15 scorching tracks State is Burning is a punk rock inferno that'll set expectations ablaze.
V/A [Mild In the Streets: Fat Music Unplugged]

July 1 street date. Mild In the Streets is a collection of songs from Fat Wreck Chords artists who trade in their blaring amps and distortion pedals for acoustic guitars and orchestral arrangements. You see, it’s not always about smashing the state. Sometimes the state needs to be gently dismantled. Mild In the Streets does just that with an all-star collection of punkers (Against Me!, Alkaline Trio, Lagwagon, and more) swapping out their aggressive sound for a more subdued tone. Made up of reimagined versions of popular punk classics as well as tracks originally written in the acoustic vein, Mild In the Streets boasts 17 soulful songs including 5 previously unreleased ones. It all culminates in an impressive rendition of the 18 minute NOFX epic "The Decline" performed by a full orchestra. This comp is just what the doctor ordered for Fat fans to get in touch with their mild side.

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