Whitney – Light Upon The Lake LP

Blame it on their recent ascent to the hallowed ranks of Pitchfork’s BNM –or just the fact that Whitney hit all the key Dad Rock notes which vinyl collectors love so much – but the joyous, golden-hued debut from this group seems to already be getting scarce on our favorite analog format. If this isn’t the perfect soundtrack for ringing in the season of cookouts and campouts, then we don’t know what is. All the effusive reviews are well warranted, and you can still find a copy by scouring discogs.com, amazon.com, othermusic.com (who appear to still have blue vinyl) or hey just pick up a tape from the label: secretlydistribution.com.

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T_A_M – In Tandem LP

Here’s an unexpected turn from this Scottish grime producer, but you can be certain that nobody in the OMGV camp is complaining. Never enough bucolic electronica in the world, is there? T_A_M makes it seem so simple, too. Pick up a copy on vinyl (limited to 300 pieces, mind) over at apothecarycompositions.bandcamp.com.

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Mourn – Ha, Ha, He. LP

In a world of overblown and self-important artist albums, there is something incredibly refreshing about a short and taut collection of music delivered in under 30 minutes with absolutely no fuss. The 2nd album from Mourn is just that: refreshing, guitar based songs that almost all clock in under 3 minutes. The special edition vinyl is still available over at omnianmusicgroup.com.

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A Sagittariun – Elasticity 2xLP

We will end the workweek on a whimsical note, and point you, our beleaguered reader, toward this electronic gem from A Sagittariun: the new 2xLP Elasticity. The theme is dreaming – the record is divided by vocal snippets dealing with such – and the soundscapes between them yield layers of technicolor beauty with repeated listens. This is an album proper, not just a collection of tracks for dance-floors. Pick it up at amoeba.com, redeyerecords.co.uk or elastic-dreams.bandcamp.com.

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Slutet – s/t LP

If you’re on the edge, and need a good shove into the abyss, Slutet can provide that. This music is heavy and psychedelic like the worst kind of out of control acid trip: psychedelic as in the Manson murders, psychedelic as in cutting your own face off. Apparently, the only way to acquire these demos previously was to send the band a jar of your own semen or something along those lines. Sending some money to the fine people at Psychedelic Lotus Order in China seems a bit more reasonable for our straight-laced readership, so here you go: goatowarex.bigcartel.com. Enjoy!

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Bad Breeding – s/t LP

Oh my goodness, hello there! Bad Breeding play vitriolic punk rock in no sort of safe or digestible way – the way punk rock should always be played. You can pick up their self-titled full-length at a reasonable price (even after conversion rates and import cost) or just download the WAV files for free at badbreeding.bigcartel.com. Do that, okay?

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Wolves In The Throne Room – Diadem Of 12 Stars 2xLP

Long since out of print, Wolves In The Throne Room are bringing back their Diadem Of 12 Stars vinyl edition in remastered form. This edition celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the record and is available on Cascadian-approved “green mist” vinyl limited to 1000 units (black vinyl is also available). Shop now at shop.wittr.com.

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TM404 – Acidub 2×12″

May 2nd will see the return of one of OMGV’s favorite, stripped-back techno projects in the form of the second 2×12″ from TM404 aka Andreas Tilliander jamming out on a very limited set of hardware. Acidub is more lush and analog sound for your living room hi-fi and/or weirdo club night of your choosing; pick it up from redeyerecords.co.uk.

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Khanate – Self Titled/Things Viral+ 2xLP

For the uninitiated, Khanate (now defunct) was the experimental O’Malley/Plotkin/Wyskida/Dubin doom quartet that breathed a new light (or swallowed it, depending on how you see things) into the heavy scene back in 2001. For years now, both ‘Things Viral’ (their best, in our humble opinion) and ‘Khanate’ have been out of press, but Hydra Head is doing us all a solid and re-issuing new slabs with remastered audio, complete albums sessions and the option to pick up a white label 12″ with live material for the first time on vinyl. Beyond crucial people.

‘Things Viral’ available to pre-order in black, red, and silver.
‘Khanate’ available to pre-order in black, grey, and yellow.
Both to be had from Hydra Head and from Kings Road (EU)

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Plebeian Grandstand – False Highs, True Lows LP

Hey, is Spring getting you down? Too much sunlight? Birds chirping? Well we got a way to introduce a little blight into your happy world. The French collective Plebeian Grandstand have a new ripper, packed to the gills with asymmetrical dissonance and blackened tech that is sure to pummel (in the best possible way of course. Right?)

Available in black and blood red wax from Throatruiner (and the band) in the EU and from Deathwish stateside. If sales of their last LP was any indication, this will be gone before you know it.

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