Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ask Mr.Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: I distinctly recall one of the dee jays on KRLA (1110-AM) playing "Exodus," by Ferrante and Teicher, then saying it was No. 1 that week, and, for the first time ever, both of the Top 2 were instrumentals.

Whether he meant nationwide or just Los Angeles, I can't say. Can you? Either way, was he right?
And what instrumental would have been No. 2 that week?
- Helen Polk, Redondo Beach, Calif.

DEAR HELEN: Depending on when that slice of music trivia was mentioned, he could have meant either Los Angeles or nationally, or both, and still been correct.

For the final week of 1960, "Exodus" was No. 1 in "the Land of Eleven-Ten," with No. 2 being "Wonderland By Night," by either Louis Prima or Bert Kaempfert.

KRLA began 1961 with "Exodus" still at No. 1, but with "Wonderland By Night" replaced at No. 2 by Lawrence Welk's "Calcutta" ... another instrumental!

Over the next few weeks, these two would swap positions.

It's amazing that this freaky instrumental incident happened two times consecutively in January 1961, yet, for the rest of the vinyl era would never be repeated.

Neither in Los Angeles nor nationally.

Even going back to the birth of the 45 rpm (1949) we find only one time when two different instrumentals held the top two chart spots nationally.

Beginning March 17, 1956, "Lisbon Antigua" (Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra) and "The Poor People of Paris" (Les Baxter and His Orchestra) occupied the top two positions on both Billboard and Cash Box. At times they even swapped positions.

The next, and last, nationwide occurrence of twin instrumentals topping the charts came in 1961, with the aforementioned "Wonderland By Night" and "Exodus."

DEAR JERRY: Can you stand another pre- and post-Brit Invasion comparison request? 

I'd like to know what effect the Beatles and company had on instrumentalists of the 1960s? 

I'll bet a lot fewer of them topped the charts once all of those vocal groups seized control of the American music scene. 
—Cal Ballentine, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

DEAR CAL: Even with all the 50th Anniversary inquiries coming my way, there are still a few thought-provoking angles to the British Invasion. 

Yours is one of them. 

Here are the No. 1 instrumentals of the '60s as per Billboard and/or Cash Box, both before and after Jan. 1964. 

Before Invasion (1960 - 1963) 

1960 "Theme from A Summer Place" (Percy Faith and His Orchestra) 
1961 "Wonderland By Night" (Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra) 
1961 "Exodus (Ferrante and Teicher) 
1961 "Calcutta" (Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra, Featuring Frank Scott on Harpsichord) 
1962 "Stranger on the Shore" (Mr. Acker Bilk) 
1962 "The Stripper" (David Rose and His Orchestra) 
1962 "Telstar" (Tornadoes) 

After Invasion (1964 - 1969) 

1965 "Taste of Honey" (Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass) 
1968 "Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)" (Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra) 
1969 "Grazing in the Grass" (Hugh Masekela) 
1969 "Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet" (Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus) 

These numbers support your assumption. More singing groups on the charts left fewer spots for instrumentalists. 

For the first four years of the decade, seven instrumentals made it to No. 1, but in the next six years only four were so lucky. 

IZ ZAT SO? In a recent question, a reader opined that, in the pre-Invasion years, teens mostly bought singles whereas adults were the primary market for LPs. Of course that changed dramatically in the mid-'60s. 

Let's compare the number of albums intended for R&R lovin' teenagers, from the first Billboard Top LP chart (Jan. 4, 1960) to their last one of the decade ( Dec. 27, 1969). 

Unfortunately for latter day scholars, in the early '60s, Billboard split their album listings into four separate charts, two for monaural and two for stereo, then split each of those into two more groups based on length of time on the charts. Arrgh! 

Fortunately, they eased their way out of that convoluted mess over the next few years. 

But for our purpose today, we have to at least split the mono and stereo listings. 

Of the Top 65 monaural LPs in 1960, only six are by rock stars: Elvis Presley; Ricky Nelson; Bobby Darin; Frankie Avalon; Duane Eddy; and Fabian. 

The stereo chart lists only 50 titles, most of which are also on the monaural charts. However, there isn't even one stereo entry of the R&R variety. 

We know the 1960s was a decade of many changes, and the LP market is no exception. 

As we close the book on the eventful '60s, it becomes quicker to count the titles among the Top 100 that were targeted to adults — of which there are only 20. 

Making up that 20 percent are LPs aimed at buyers of Adult Oriented Pop Artists (Andy Williams, Peggy Lee, Lettermen, etc.); Original Casts and Soundtracks ("Paint Your Wagon," "Funny Girl," "Hello Dolly," etc.); and Country music (Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Charley Pride, etc.). 

As for the other 80 percent, they owe a great deal of their success to young thinking Americans of all ages. 

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column.  Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368  E-mail:   Visit his Web site:

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New Music Releases - April 2014

April 1

'68 - Midnight (7")
5 Royales - Soul & Swagger: The Complete "5" Royales
9th Wonder - Jamla Is The Squad
A.J. Ellis - Bury the Devil
ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits
Afrique - Soul Makossa
Ana Tijoux - 1977 (vinyl)
Anette Olzon - Shine
Anna von Hausswolff - Källan (vinyl)
Arc Iris - Arc Iris (vinyl)
Aretha Franklin - Aretha's Gold
Augustus Pablo - East of The River Nile (vinyl)
Austrian Death Machine - Triple Brutal
Band of Skulls - Himalayan
Benedek - Untitled EP (vinyl)
Black Pistol Fire - Hush or Howl (vinyl)
Boston - Feeling It in Chicago
Boyfrndz - Breeder
Brock Van Wey - Home (2xCD)
Bruno S - Bruno S (vinyl)
Busman's Holiday - A Long Goodbye (vinyl)
Castle - Return of the Gasface
Cauldron Black Ram - Stalagmire (vinyl)
Charlie Daniels Band - Off The Grid: Doin' It Dylan
Chevelle - La Gárgola
Chiodos - DEVIL
Christina Perri - head or heart
Client - Authority
Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere
Cunninlynguists - Strange Journey Volume Three
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration (2xLP)
Cyne - All My Angles Are Right (vinyl)
D-Lo - Keep It On the D-Lo
Dan and Shay - Where It All Began
Dan Croll - Sweet Disarray (vinyl)
Dan Melchior - Slow Down Tiger (vinyl)
Deep Purple - Cal Jam 1974
Detroit Swindle - Boxed Out (2xLP)
Diego Cortez - Traumdeutung (vinyl)
Dillon - The Unknown (vinyl)
Doris Day - Music, Movies & Memories
Doris Day - Sings Her Great Movie Hits
Duane Pitre and Cory Allen - The Seeker and the Healer (vinyl)
Eddie Kendricks - Love Keys
Efdemin - Decay (2xLP)
Efestion and Harald Grosskopf - Subconscio (12")
Ellen Allien & Thomas Muller - Free Nation (12")
Epistasis - Light Through Dead Glass
Evian Christ - Waterfall (vinyl)
Fairweather - Fairweather (vinyl)
Fartbarf - Dirty Power
Fort Romeau - Her Dream (12")
Friend Roulette - Grow Younger EP
Gamma Ray - Empire of the Undead
Goatwhore - A Haunting Curse (vinyl)
Goatwhore - Carving Out The Eye's Of God (Vinyl)
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol 19 10/19/73 Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena OK
Gridlink - Longhena (vinyl)
Hank Williams III - Ramblin' Man
Heathers - Kingdom
Holmes Brothers - Brotherhood
Horace Andy - Get Wise (vinyl)
HTRK - Psychic 9-5 Club (vinyl)
Inventions - Inventions (vinyl)
Islaja - S U U (vinyl)
J-Love - Flood Gates
Jack Beats - FabricLive.74
Jamaica - Ventura (vinyl)
Jan St. Werner - Split Animal Sculpture (10")
Jaws - Keys to the Universe (vinyl)
Joan as Police Woman - The Classic
John Cage - Early Electronic and Tape Music (vinyl)
Jon Langford and Skull Orchard - Here Be Monsters
Jonny Two Bags - Salvation Town
Jorge Velez - Ausland (12")
Juju & Jordash - Waldorf Salad/Third Planet from Altair (12")
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education and War (vinyl)
Kassel Jaeger - Toxic Cosmopolitanism (vinyl)
Keith Allison - In Action The Complete Columbia Sides Plus!
Khan - The Enlightenment Machine (vinyl)
Kiss - Alive! (reissue) (2xLP)
Kiss - Animalize (reissue) (vinyl)
Kiss - Destroyer (reissue) (vinyl)
Kiss - Dressed to Kill (reissue) (vinyl)
Kiss - Dynasty (reissue) (vinyl)
Kiss - Hotter Than Hell (reissue) (vinyl)
Kiss - Kiss (reissue) (vinyl)
Kiss - Lick It Up (reissue) (vinyl)
Kiss - Revenge (reissue) (vinyl)
Kiss - Unmasked (reissue) (vinyl)
Lacuna Coil - Broken Crown Halo
Landon Tewers - Dead Kids
Leaders of the New School - A Future Without A Past (2xLP)
Leon Russell - Life Journey
Lesser Key - Lesser Key
Lightnin' Hopkins - Free Form Patterns (reissue) (2xLP)
Lightnin' Rod - Hustler's Convention (vinyl)
Los Nuggetz - '60s Garage and Psych from Latin America (4xCD)
Luv NY - The Snake Tape (tape)
M83 - You and the Night OST (vinyl)
Mac DeMarco - Salad Days (vinyl)
Magnum - Escape From The Shadow Garden
Malachai - Beyond Ugly (vinyl)
Manchester Orchestra - Cope (vinyl)
Matt Andersen  Weightless
Meyhem Lauren - Respect the Fly Shit
Mica Levi - Under the Skin OST
Mike Dillon - Band of Outsiders (vinyl)
Mike Oldfield - Man on the Rocks
Millie and Andrea - Drop the Vowels (2xLP)
MindsOne and Kev Brown - Pillars EP
MO KOLOURS - Mo Kolours (vinyl)
Mobb Deep - The Infamous Mobb Deep (2xCD)
Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can Run (vinyl)
Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line
Nocturnal Breed - Napalm Nights
Nux Vomica - Nux Vomica (vinyl)
Oberman Knocks | Autechre - Dilankex EP (reissue) (12")
Octo Octa - Cause I Love You (12")
Ohio Express - Beg, Borrow and Steal The Complete Cameo Recordings
Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster - Anthology 1967-1988
Ortolan - Covered In Black (vinyl)
Pattern Is Movement  Pattern Is Movement
Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles - The Complete Atlantic Sides Plus
Peder Mannerfelt - Lines Describing Circles (vinyl)
Pharrell - Happy (12")
Pilgrim - II: Void Worship (vinyl)
Polar Bear - In Each and Every One (2xLP+CD)
Prince Po and Oh No - Animal Serum (2xLP)
Pure X - Angel (vinyl)
Pyrrhon - The Mother of Virtues (vinyl)
RAC - Strangers (vinyl)
Ras G - Raw Fruit Vol. 1-2 (2xLP)
Ray Charles - The Genius After Hours
S. Carey - Range of Light (colored vinyl)
Saintseneca - Darc Arc (vinyl)
Savage Republic - Recordings From Live Performance 1981-1983
Scenic - Acquatica
Siria - Mestre Cupijo e Seu Ritmo (vinyl)
Sleepy D - Don't Go To Sleep
Sleepy Sun - Maui Tears (vinyl)
Small Black - Real People (vinyl)
Smoke DZA - Dream.ZONE.Achieve
Social Distortion - Prison Bound – 25th Anniversary (vinyl)
Sonata Arctica - Pariah’s Child
Soviet Soviet - Fate (vinyl)
Split Single - Fragmented World
Steel Panther - All You Can Eat
Swans - The Burning World (vinyl)
The Alan Parsons Project - The Complete Albums Collection (11xCD)
The Bamboos - Fever In the Road
The Body - I Shall Die Here (vinyl)
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (reissue) (vinyl)
The Robert Cray Band - In My Soul (vinyl)
The Shangri-Las - Leader of the Pack (reissue) (vinyl)
The Shivas - You Make Me Wanna (7")
The Spies - The Battle of Bosworth Terrace (vinyl)
The Used - Imaginary Enemy (vinyl)
Thievery Corporation - Saudade (vinyl)
Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams (vinyl)
Tony Allen - N.E.P.A. (vinyl)
Truckfighters - Universe (vinyl)
Tuamie - House Shoes Presents: The Gift: Volume Four (vinyl)
Various Artists - Amada (vinyl)
Various Artists - Divided and United: The Songs of the Civil War (4xLP)
Various Artists - Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Brown (2xCD)
Various Artists - Punk Goes 90's Vol. 2
Various Artists - Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life
Vicki Lawrence - The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia The Complete Bell Recordings
Voices From the Lake - Velo di Maya (12")
White Hinterland - Baby (colored vinyl)
Wild Ones - Keep It Safe (vinyl)
WV White - West Virginia White (vinyl)
Young Fathers - Dead (vinyl)

April 8

65daysofstatic - The Fall of Math (deluxe edition) (vinyl)
A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Atomos VII (vinyl)
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - Enter the Slasher House (vinyl)
Black Label Society - Catacombs of the Black Vatican
Boozoo Bajou - 4 (vinyl)
Brutality Will Prevail - Suspension Of Consciousness
Carlene Carter - Carter Girl
Christopher Bissonnette - Essays In Idleness (vinyl)
Chuck Inglish - Convertibles
Colourmusic - May You Marry Rich (vinyl)
Consider Me Dead - Young At Heart
Dan Telfer - Tendrils of Ruin
Danny Brown - Old (2xLP)
De Lux - Voyage (vinyl)
Dean Wareham - Dean Wareham (vinyl)
Delain - The Human Contradiction
Denney and The Jets - Mexican Coke (vinyl)
Diarrhea Planet - Aloha (7")
Diarrhea Planet - Yama-Uba (7")
DJ Clent - Hyper Feet (12")
Doug Gillard - Parade On (vinyl)
Downliners Sekt - Silent Ascent (2x12")
Dustin Hamman - Beneath the Harvest Sky OST
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (reissue) (2xLP)
EMA - The Future's Void (vinyl)
Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball (2xCD+DVD)
Fat Freddys Drop - Mother Mother (Theo Parrish Translation) (12")
Fat Freddys Drop - Mother Mother / Never Moving Remixes (12")
Flutronix - 2.0
Folly and the Hunter - Tragic Care (vinyl)
For The Fallen Dreams - Heavy Hearts
Gave Liedman - Hiyeeee!!
Greg Barris - Shame Wave
Grizfolk - From the Spark (vinyl)
Hellion - To Hellion & Back: 2CD Anthology 1983-14
Highasakite - Silent Treatment (vinyl)
Hues Corporation - Freedom for the Stallion: Expanded Edition
Incan Abraham - Tolerance (vinyl)
Jaguar Skills - Nervous 90's Hip Hop Revisited
James the Fang and Serious Sam Barrett - The North Country Steed
Jerry Goldsmith - The Omen OST (vinyl)
Joan Osborne - Love and Hate
Joe Turner - The Real Boss Of The Blues
John Frusciante - Enclosure
Jon Langford and Skull Orchard - Here Be Monsters (vinyl)
Jozef Van Wissem | SQÜRL - Only Lovers Left Alive OST (vinyl)
King Dude - Fear
King of Prussia - Zonian Girls and the Echoes That Surround Us All
Leif Vollebekk - North Americana (vinyl)
Liam Finn - The Nihilist
Lilacs and Champagne - Midnight Features Vol. 1: Shower Scene (12")
Linda Ronstadt - Duets
Man Forever with So Percussion - Ryonen (vinyl)
Martina McBride - Everlasting
Mean Creek - Local Losers (vinyl)
MercyMe - Welcome To The New
Michelle Biloon - You Can Be An Asshole
Mike + The Mechanics - Living Years: Deluxe Edition
Mirah - Changing Light
Mount Carmel - Get Pure (vinyl)
Nickodemus feat. BAM and the Real Live Show - Back in the Days (12")
Nina Persson - Animal Heart (vinyl)
Nine Inch Nails - N/A (Blu-ray/DVD/CD)
Nostalghia - Chrysalis
Odyssey - Hollywood Party Tonight: Expanded Edition
OFF! - Wasted Years (vinyl)
Otis Spann - Sweet Giant Of The Blues
Patton Oswalt - Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
Peter Gabriel - Hit (2xCD)
Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right (vinyl)
PUP - PUP (vinyl)
Ratking - So It Goes (vinyl)
Redman - Whut? Thee Album (vinyl)
Robbie Basho - Voice of the Eagle
Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson - Going Back Home
Rone - Apache (12")
Ryan Russell - Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham (vinyl)
Sandy Pussy - Sandy Pussy (vinyl)
School of Language - Old Fears (vinyl)
Screaming Females - Live at the Hideout (2xLP)
Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
Sigur Ros - Von
Sivu - Can't Stop Now (7")
Slasher Flicks - Enter The Slasher House
Sleepmakeswaves - In Today Already Walks Tomorrow (vinyl)
SnakeWay - Year of the Snake
SoftSpot - MASS
Sohn - Tremors (vinyl)
Split Single - Fragmented World
Squarepusher x Z-Machines - Music for Robots (12"+CD)
Stanley Brinks and the Wave Pictures - Gin (vinyl)
Stumbleine - Dissolver (vinyl)
Sweet Apple - The Golden Age of Glitter (vinyl)
T-Bone Walker - Every Day I Have The Blues
Teebs - Estara (2xLP)
Th' Legendary Shack Shakers - Dump Road Yodel
The Faint  Doom Abuse
The Graviators - Motherload
The Mary Onettes - Portico (vinyl)
The Skull Defekts - Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown (vinyl)
The Sword - The Hidden Master / Arcane Montane (2x7")
Thus Owls - Turning Rocks (vinyl)
Tiger Flowers - Dead Hymns
Todd Terje - It's Album Time (2xLP)
Trollfest - Kaptein
Trophy Scars - Holy Vacants (2xLP)
Tweens - Tweens (vinyl)
Two Knights - Shut Up (vinyl)
Various Artists - Come Spy With Us: The Secret Agent Songbook
Various Artists - Let The Music Play: Black America Sings Bacharach & David
Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records presents: Gipsy Rhumba (vinyl)
Various Artists - Swamp Pop By The Bayou
Various Artists - The Complete Fame Singles Volume 1: 1964-67
Various Artists - The Rebel Kind : Girls With Guitars 3
Various Artists - World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's A Real Thing (2xLP)
Various Artists - XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records
Wertheimer - Braindished EP (12")
Wisdom In Chains - When We Sleep (EP)
Wunder Wunder - Coastline (7")
Young and Sick - Young and Sick (vinyl)
Your Friend - Jekyll / Hyde

April 15

A Pony Named Olga - The Land Of Milk And Pony
ABBA - Waterloo: Deluxe Edition
AC/DC - Ballbreaker (reissue) (vinyl)
AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip (reissue) (vinyl)
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Check 'Em Before You Wreck 'Em (vinyl)
Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast (vinyl)
Amon Duul II - Wolf City (vinyl)
Amps for Christ - Canyons Cars and Crows (vinyl)
Anders Osborne - Coming Down (vinyl)
Andrew Liles - Fast Forward Through Time (vinyl)
Anti-Mortem - New Southern
August Alsina - Testimony
Ausmuteants - Ausmuteants (vinyl)
Banner Pilot - Souvenir (vinyl)
Battle Lines - Colonies (7")
Bee Gees - The Warner Bros. Years 1987-1991 (5xCD)
Below - Across The Dark River
Ben Roy - No Enlightenment in Sobriety
Bikini Kill - Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah EP (12")
Bill Pritchard - A Trip to the Coast (vinyl)
Black Sabbath - The Complete Albums 1970-1978 (8xCD)
Black Tape For a Blue Girl - Remnants of a Deeper Purity (vinyl)
Bleachers - I Wanna Get Better (7")
Bobby Bare, Jr. - Undefeated (vinyl)
Bootstraps - Bootstraps (vinyl)
Breathe Carolina - Savages
Burnt Hills - Non Compos Mentis (vinyl)
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (vinyl)
Chet Faker - Built On Glass (vinyl)
Chuck E. Weiss - Red Beans and Weiss (vinyl)
Cloud Cult - Unplug
Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (vinyl)
Cult Leader - Nothing For Us Here (vinyl)
Dalhous - Visibility Is a Trap (12")
Dead Ending - DE III
Dead Kennedys - Bedtime for Democracy (reissue) (vinyl)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (reissue) (vinyl)
Dead Kennedys - Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death (reissue) (vinyl)
Dead Kennedys - Milking the Sacred Cow
Dead Kennedys - Original Singles Collection (7x7")
Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters + In God We Trust, Inc. (vinyl)
Del Barber - Prairieography (vinyl)
Deleted Scenes - Lithium Burn
Dexter Gordon - Our Man In Paris (vinyl)
Dorian Pimpernel - Allombon (vinyl)
Duck Sauce - Quack
Dylan Shearer - garagearray (vinyl)
Elvis Presley - Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2 (reissue) (vinyl)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy (reissue) (vinyl)
Emmure - Eternal Enemies
Enthroned - Sovereigns
Esme Patterson - Woman to Woman (10")
Flume - Flume (2xLP)
Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin' Lovers!
Gamma Ray - Empire Of The Undead
Garnier - AF 4302 EP (12")
Gojira - From Mars to Sirius (vinyl)
Gord Downie, The Sadies, and the Conquering Sun - Gord Downie, The Sadies, and the Conquering Sun (vinyl)
Heartsrevolution - Ride Or Die
Hecker - Articulação
I Declare War - We Are Violent People By Nature
Ian Anderson - Homo Erraticus (vinyl)
Iggy Azalea - The New Classic
Impaled Nazarene - Vigorous and Liberating Death
Impetuous Ritual - Unholy Congregation of Hypocritical Ambivalence
Ingrid Michaelson  Lights Out
Jack Bruce - Silver Rails
Jamie O'Neal - Eternal
Jason Derülo - Talk Dirty
Jessica Lea Mayfield - Make My Head Sing...(vinyl)
Jim Byrnes  St. Louis Times
Jonny Two Bags - Salvation Town (vinyl)
Kyng - Burn the Serum (vinyl)
Light Year - Come Together (12")
Lou Reed - Winter At The Roxy
Marshall Crenshaw - Red Wine (10")
Marty Stuart - Gospel Music of
Maxwell August Croy and Sean McCann - I (vinyl)
Megafauna - Maximalist
Mica Levi - Under the Skin OST (vinyl)
Mø - No Mythologies to Follow (vinyl)
Mountain - The Best of Mountain (vinyl)
Mr. Little Jeans - Pocketknife (vinyl)
Muddy Waters - Complete Aristocrat & Chess Singles A's & B's 1947
Nas - Illmatic XX (vinyl)
Needtobreathe - Rivers In the Wasteland (vinyl)
Nels Cline - Macroscope
No - El Prado (vinyl)
Oak Ridge Boys - Boys Night Out
Odonis Odonis - Hard Boiled Soft Boiled
Orcas - Yearling (vinyl)
Pharoahe Monch - P.T.S.D. - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Plague Vendor - Free to Eat (vinyl)
Polar - Shadowed by Vultures (vinyl)
Polock - Rising Up
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (2xLP)
Quantic - Duvido (12")
Rainbow - Rising (reissue) (vinyl)
Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (reissue) (vinyl)
Ramona Lisa - Arcadia
Ray Price - Beauty Is
Ricardo Donoso - Iron/Verse Remixes (12")
Rodney Crowell - Tarpaper Sky (vinyl)
Rush - ReDISCovered LP Box (vinyl)
Ryley Walker - All Kinds of You (vinyl)
Se Delan - The Fall (2xLP)
Seekae - +DOME/The Sound of Trees Falling on People (3xLP)
Sevendust - Time Travelers & Bonfires
Shocking Pinks - Guilt Mirrors (vinyl)
Shonen Knife - Overdrive
Sonic Avenues - Mistakes
Spirit - The Best of Spirit (vinyl)
Strung Out - Another Day In Paradise (reissue) (vinyl)
Strung Out - Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues (reissue) (vinyl)
Strung Out - Twisted by Design (reissue) (vinyl)
Strung Out - Volume One (4xLP+DVD)
Swindle/Joker - Let It Be Known/Minors (12")
T.O.M.B. - Pennhurst / Xesse
Tensnake - Love Sublime (12")
terranova - Headache EP (12")
The 13th Floor Elevators - Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (2xLP)
The Birds of Satan - The Birds of Satan
The Both - The Both (vinyl)
The Brainiac 5 - When Silence Was Sound 1977-1980
The Crookes - Soapbox
The Drip - A Presentation of Gruesome Poetics (vinyl)
The Fix - Vengeance (7")
The Last Poets - The Last Poets (vinyl)
The Lucid Dream - Songs of Lies and Deceit (vinyl)
The Oath - The Oath (vinyl)
The Residents - Residue of The Residents (2xLP)
The Residents - Santa Dog (2x7")
The Revivalists - City of Sound (vinyl)
The Secret Sisters - Put Your Needle Down (vinyl)
Thou - The Sacrifice (12")
Toadies - Rubberneck (reissue) (vinyl)
Toxic Holocaust - An Overdose of Death (reissue) (vinyl)
Toxic Holocaust - Evil Never Dies (reissue) (vinyl)
Toxic Holocaust - Hell on Earth (reissue) (vinyl)
Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
Various Artists - America's Greatest Hits 1957
Various Artists - Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1963 - Rock, Rhythm & Pop
Various Artists - Petty's Peculiar Picks
Various Artists - Shameless OST
Various Artists - The Walking Dead OST (2xLP)
Vaura - The Missing (2xLP)
Warm Soda - Young Reckless Hearts (vinyl)
Willie Nelson - The Storm Has Just Begun (vinyl)
Woods - With Light and With Love (vinyl)
YYU - Kiss as We Walk (12")
Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (picture disc)

April 22

Army Of The Pharaohs - In Death Reborn (2xLP)
Asher Roth - RetroHash
Augustana - Life Imitating Life
Benmont Tench - You Should Be So Lucky (2xLP)
Black Prairie - Fortune
Carlos Cipa & Sophia Jani - Relive (vinyl)
Clint Mansell - Filth OST
Death - Death III (vinyl)
Dust Moth - Dragon Mouth (vinyl)
Dwight & Nicole - Shine On
Edguy - Space Police: Defenders of the Crown
Ensemble Economique - Interval Signals (vinyl)
Federico Albanese - The Houseboat and the Moon (vinyl)
Francesca Battistelli - If We're Honest
Future - Honest
Green Day - Demolicious
Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage (vinyl)
Jerry Leger - Early Riser
Joe Satriani - The Complete Studio Recordings
Justin Rutledge - Daredevil
Keir Neuringer - Ceremonies Out of the Air (vinyl)
Kelis - Food (2xLP)
KISS - Psycho Circus (reissue) (vinyl)
Krokus - Long Stick Goes Boom Live: From Da House Of Rust
Magic Drum Orchestra - MDO
Microwaves - Regurgitant Phenomena (vinyl)
Modern Rivals - Cemetery Dares
Neon Trees - Pop Psychology
Origamibiro - Odham's Standard
Petrels - Mima (vinyl)
Pulse Emitter - Planetary Scale Syntth Hypnosis
Purling Hiss - Dizzy Polizzy (vinyl)
Red Crayola - Coconut Hotel (vinyl)
Red Crayola - Singles (2xLP)
Red Krayola - Hazel (vinyl)
Ringo Deathstarr - God's Dream (12")
Sebastian Bach - Give Em Hell
Semi Precious Weapons - Aviation
Sonny Rollins - A Night At The Village Vangaurd (vinyl)
SPENKING - Bad Blood, Good Blood (vinyl)
TEEN - The Way and Color (vinyl)
The Apache Relay - Apache Relay (vinyl)
The Eels - The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett (2xLP)
The Menzingers - Rented World
The Ornette Coleman Trio - At The Golden Circle Stockholm Vol. 1 (vinyl)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart  Days Of Abandon
The Shackeltons - Records
To Kill A King - Cannibals with Cutlery
Various Artists - Farewell Transmission (Music of Jason Molina) (2xCD)
Various Artists - Pitch Perfect OST (vinyl)
White Fang - Full Time Freaks (vinyl)
Winger - Better Days Comin'

April 29

123MRK - Versatile/Secret Secret (12")
3108 - 3108 (vinyl)
Aborted - The Necrotic Manifesto
Archie Powell & The Exports - Back In Black
Archspire - The Lucid Collective
Automat - Automat (vinyl)
Autopsy - Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves
Ben Watt - Hendra
Beneath - The Barren Throne
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Riding Your Way The Lost Transcriptions for Tiffany Music, 1946-1947 (2-CD Set)
Boy Meets Girl - Reel Life: Expanded Edition
Brett Naucke - Seed (vinyl)
Brody Dalle - Diploid Love
Broken Twin - May
Candiria - The Invaders (7") (Giant MKT)
Candy Claws - Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time (vinyl)
Cattle Decapitation - To Serve Man (vinyl)
Chad VanGaalen - Shrink Dust
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Phosphorescent Harvest
Cloak of Altering - Plague Beasts
Crowbar - Symmetry In Black
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
Dead in the Manger - Transience (12")
Devil You Know - The Beauty Of Destruction
Die Partei - La Freiheit des Geistes (vinyl)
DJ Koze - Amygdala Remixes 2 (12")
Doss - Doss (vinyl)
Eduard Artemiev - The Mirror / Stalker OST (vinyl)
Elephant - Sky Swimming
Evan Only - No Matter What (vinyl)
Ex-Cult - Midnight Passenger (vinyl)
Fennesz - Bécs (vinyl)
Fifth Dimension - Earthbound The Complete ABC Recordings
Floor - Oblation
Frameworks - Loom (vinyl)
Frantix - My Dad’s a Fuckin’ Alcoholic (vinyl)
Godhead - The Shadow Realigned
Howlin Rain - Live Rain (2xLP)
IKILLYA - Vae Victis (Megaforce)
Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
Isis - Panopticon (reissue)
Jack Ruby - Jack Ruby (vinyl)
Jeffertitti's Nile - The Electric Hour (vinyl)
Joakim - On The Beach (12")
Klara Lewis - Ett (vinyl)
Klaus Johann Grobe - Im Sinne der Zeit (vinyl)
Kublai Khan - Balancing Survival & Happiness
Lord Mantis - Death Mask
Luciano & Friends - Into The Aether (12")
Mammatus - The Coast Explodes (vinyl)
Marcus Schmickler and Julian Rohrhuber - Politiken der Frequenz (vinyl)
Mark E - Product of Industry (2xLP)
Martyr Defiled - No Hope No Morality
Mayhem - Psywar
Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly
Miss May I - Rise Of The Lion
Nils Lofgren - Face the Music
Obnox - Louder Space (vinyl)
Old 97's - Most Messed Up
Olga Bell - Krai
Ought - More Than Any Other Day
Pattern is Movement - Pattern Is Movement (vinyl)
Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound of Thunder
Pink Mountaintops - Get Back (vinyl)
Portrait - Crossroads
Prins Thomas  Prins Thomas III
Reformers - Abolish
Rick Wakeman - White Rock
Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive
Saliva - Rise Up
Saxon - St. George's Day Sacrifice – Live In Manchester
Secret Colours - Positive Distractions (vinyl)
Sir Richard Bishop - Road to Siam (10")
So Hideous - Last Poem / First Light
Special Explosion - The Art of Mothering (vinyl)
Strange Talk - Cast Away (vinyl)
Streetwalker - Ooze/Ooze (Silent Servant Remix) (12")
Styles P - Phantom and the Ghost
Taylor Dayne - Soul Dancing: Deluxe Edition
Taylor Dyane - Can't Fight Fate: Deluxe Edition
The Howlin' Brothers - Trouble
The Pearlfishers - Open Up Your Coloring Book (2xLP+CD)
Thee Oh Sees - Drop (vinyl)
Upon This Dawning - We Are All Sinners
Vanilla Fudge - The Complete Atco Singles
Various Artists - Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do: Music From The HBO Original Series (vinyl)
White Lung - Drown With the Monster (7")
Whitechapel - Our Endless War
Will Samson - Light Shadows (12")
William Tyler - Lost Colony (12')
Wold - Postsocial
Woolfy - City Lights (10")
Wye Oak - Shriek (vinyl)
X - Under the Big Black Sun (expanded & remastered edition)
Your Friend - Jekyll / Hyde (vinyl)