The Mars Volta - Landscape Tantrums - Lost for two decades, the recent rediscovery of Landscape Tantrums the first attempt at recording the music that would become The Mars Volta’s De-Loused In The Comatorium revealed an important and hitherto missing chapter in the group’s evolution. Self Recorded by Omar (assisted by Jon DeBaun) at Burbank’s Mad Dog Studios within a head spinning four days, Landscape Tantrums captures De-Loused in somewhat embryonic form, though much of what would make The Mars Volta’s debut album such an electrifying, sublime experience was already in place: the fearless invention, the fusion of futurist rock elements and traditions from outside of the rock orthodoxy, the sense of virtuosity working in service of emotional effect.
The Afghan Whigs - 1969 [180g Colored Vinyl] - Deluxe expanded edition of the critically acclaimed 1998 album comes in a heavyweight sleeve with leather laminate finish including 8-page booklet with pictures, lyrics and credits plus a bonus LP with 7 bonus tracks; "Papa Was A Rascal", "The Singer", "Somethin' Hot (12" Remix & Live version)", "Miss World" & "66 (Radio Version #1 & Live Version)". American rock band Afghan Whigs rose up around the grunge movement, evolving to incorporate more R&B and soul influences into their sound and image. 1965 is the name of their sixth album originally released in 1998, it was their last album before the reunion in 2012.
Gin Blossoms - Live In Concert - Gorgeous Blue & White Haze vinyl pressing of this live album from alternative rock heroes Gin Blossoms. Recorded and mixed in late 2008, this incredible concert features many of the founding Blossoms performing their best-loved compilations including "Follow You Down," "Till I Hear It From You" and many more fan favorites! If you’ve been looking for a good singles comp of this great 1990’s band, then this is the one to get.
Keith Richards - Main Offender - Newly Remastered audio overseen by original producer and X-Pensive Wino Steve Jordan Containing the original 10 track album including the tracks Wicked As It Seems, Eileen and Hate It When You Leave. This one isn’t just for the hardcore Stones fan, this is a great album on its own. Limited Edition 180g Red Vinyl with printed inner-sleeve.
Blushing - Possessions - The second album from Austin’s Shoegaze/Dream Pop masters, Blushing, is already one of my favorite albums of 2022. Their previous LP and EP are both favorites of mine and are also worth picking up. This gets my strongest recommendation.