The Bad Penny New Music Releases Schedule


Byrds of Paradise – TBA (Don Giovanni)
• Bad Penny download: “Barefoot Generation
Cut Copy – TBA (TBA)
Dave Hause (Loved Ones guitarist/vocalist) – TBA (Paper + Plastick)
Iron and WineKiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros.)
Haroula RoseThese Open Roads (TBA)
SpectralsSpectrals Extended Play EP (physical version; previously available digitally; Moshi Moshi)
• Bad Penny download: “Chip a Tooth (Spoil a Smile)
Tennis – TBA (Fat Possum)
The Ting Tings – TBA (TBA)
Wire – TBA (Pinkflag)


Cage the ElephantThank You, Happy Birthday (Jive)
CakeShowroom of Compassion (first new album in seven years; pre-order bundles come with an instant MP3, autographed LPs and CDs, a limited-edition 7-inch and more; Upbeat)
Dearling PhysiqueDeadeye Dealer (self-released)
• Bad Penny feature: “Cover Me: Dearling Physique’s Deadeye Dealer
• Bad Penny download: “Discipline Your Hands
Jane LuiGoodnight Company (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Jailcard
MadisonThe Noise Some People Make EP (G)
• Paper Magazine download: “Hot Hot Love
• free download: “#1” (e-mail address required)
Moon Hotel Lounge ProjectInto the Ojalá (Frosty Cordial)
Oh No Oh MyPeople Problems (Koenig)
Over the RhineThe Long Surrender (features Lucinda Williams; produced by Joe Henry; Great Speckled Dog )
J. Ralph – “Wretches & Jabberers” soundtrack (features Norah Jones, Antony, Devendra Banhart, Scarlett Johannson, more; TBA)
Nader SadekNader Sadek: In the Flesh (features ex-members of Morbid Angel, Mayhem, more; Greyhaze)
SodomIn War and Pieces (SPV)
Clive TanakaJet Set Siempre 1º (LP version; previously available on cassette; Tall Corn)

For quick roundups of the Bad Penny’s recommended MP3s, check out “Best of 2010” parts one, and two and three.


Audio BullysHigher Than the Eiffel (The End)
AuditoriumBe Brave (TBA)
AurelioLaru Beya (Next Ambiance)
Ian AxelThis Is the New Year (features Regina Spektor and Sia collaborators; TinyOgre)
BraidsNative Speaker (Kanine)
Broken RecordsLet Me Come Home (4AD)
DoloreanThe Unfazed (Partisan)
Drozd (Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips) – “The Heart Is a Drum Machine” score (features cover of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” with Maynard James Keenan; TBA)
Fergus & GeronimoUnlearn (Hardly Art)
Lake – “You Are Alone” 7-inch (K)
Steve LukatherAll’s Well That Ends Well (Mascot)
The Memorials (features ex-Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen) – The Memorials (BloodThirsty Unicorn)
Shilpa Ray and Her Happy HookersTeenage and Torture (Knitting Factory)
Smith WesternsDye It Blonde (Fat Possum)
Social DistortionHard Times and Nursery Rhymes (first release in six years; Epitaph)
Times of Grace (features Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and former vocalist Jesse Leach) – The Hymn of a Broken Man (Roadrunner)
• free download: “Strength in Numbers” (available from October 15 at 8 a.m. PT to October 17 at 8 a.m. PT)


Hour of 13The Ritualist (Earache)


Apex ManorThe Year of Magical Drinking (Merge)
• Bad Penny download: “Under the Gun
Nicole AtkinsMondo Amore (Razor & Tie)
• free download: “Vultures” (e-mail address required)
Ben + VesperHonors (Sounds Familyre)
Chikita ViolentaTre3s (produced by Dave Newfeld; Arts & Crafts)
Cloud NothingsCloud Nothings (Carpark)
Cold War KidsMine Is Yours (Downtown)
DeathSpiritual, Mental, Physical (previously unreleased material; available on CD and vinyl; Drag City)
DeerhoofDeerhoof vs. Evil (deluxe-limited-edition LP is limited to 2,000 copies; album download also available with Deerhoof T-shirts; Polyvinyl; cassette, which is limited to 500 copies and comes with digital download, available via Joyful Noise)
• free download: “The Merry Barracks” (e-mail address required)
The ExCatch My Shoe (Ex)
Exray’sExray (features members of the Decemberists, Evangelista, more; Howells Transmitter)
• Bad Penny feature: “My City Rules: Exray’s On San Francisco
• Pitchfork download: “Hesitation
Fujiya & MiyagiVentriloquizzing (Yep Roc)
• Pitchfork download: “Sixteen Shades of Black & Blue
Funeral PartyGolden Age of Nowhere (RCA)
• Bad Penny download: “Finale
Gang of FourContent (first new material in 16 years; recorded and produced by Andy Gill; on CD and vinyl; also available as an Ultimate Content Can package with the CD, books, more; Yep Roc)
• free download: “Never Pay for the Farm” (e-mail address required)
I Was a KingOld Friends (Sounds Familyre)
• Stereogum download: “Nightwalking
Lia IcesGrown Unknown (Jagjaguwar)
Wanda JacksonThe Party Ain’t Over (produced by Jack White; Third Man/ Nonesuch)
• Bad Penny interview: “The Magic Wanda Jackson
• Bad Penny feature: “Wanda Jackson’s Personalized Card – And A Matchbook Too
Amos LeeMission Bell (features Lucinda Williams and Willie Nelson, Sam Beam, more; produced by Calexico’s Joey Burns; Blue Note)
MagnumThe Visitation (SPV/Steamhammer)
MonotonixNot Yet (recorded by Steve Albini; Drag City)
My DiscoLittle Joy (Temporary Residence Limited)
Sic AlpsNapa Asylum (Drag City)
Sidi TouréSahel Folk (Thrill Jockey)


AssassinBreaking the Silence (SPV/Steamhammer)
The Duke SpiritKusama EP (previously available digitally; Shangri-La)


Delicate SteveWondervisions (Luaka Bop)
The Go! TeamRolling Blackouts (Memphis Industries)
Ivan & AlyoshaFathers Be Kind EP (Missing Piece)
TristenCharlatans at the Garden Gate (American Myth)
• free download: “Baby Drugs” (Twitter, Facebook or MySpace referral required)


The Asteroid #4Hail to the Clear Figurines (The Committee to Keep Music Evil)
• Bad Penny download: “Ignition Slated for Eight
Martial CanterelYou Today (Wierd)
SalvaComplex Housing (available digitally and on vinyl; Friends of Friends)
• Fader download: “Blue
• XLR8R download: Ango’s “Part Time (Salva Remix)


The DearsDegeneration Street (Dangerbird)
Five O’Clock HeroesDifferent Times (Glaze)
• Bandcamp download: “Rough Boys
NeuraxisAsylon (Prosthetic)


Rachel GoodrichRachel Goodrich (Yellow Bear)


Chain & the GangMusic’s Not for Everyone (recorded by Calvin Johnson; K)
DevilDriverBeast (Roadrunner)
Tahiti 80The Past, the Present & the Possible (Human Sounds)
• Bad Penny download: “Keys to the City


Arrington de DionysosSuara Naga (K)
RamessesPossessed by the Rise of Magik (Ritual Productions)


The Curious MysteryWe Creeling (K)
Rival SchoolsPedals (Photo Finish/ Atlantic)
Vicious RumorsRazorback Killers (Steamhammer/SPV)
Western HymnOut of the Way EP (physical version; previously available digitally; K)


Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan SingaSuara Naga (K)


Method of Defiance (features Bill Laswell, Funkadelic’s Bernie Worrell, more) – Dub Arcanum Arcandrum (remix album; M.O.D. Technologies)
• Bad Penny download: “One World

♥♥♥ = the Bad Penny recommends

Don’t want to download all the above MP3? Go here and here for the Bad Penny’s recommended cuts.

Already out (please note that some of the MP3s and links below may have expired):

December 14
December 7
November 30
November 23
November 16
November 9
November 2
October 26
October 19
October 12
October 5
September 28
September 21
September 14
September 7
August 31
August 24
August 17
August 10
August 3
July 27
July 20
July 13
July 5
June 29
June 22
June 15
June 8
June 1
May 25
May 18
May 11
May 4
April 27
April 20
April 17 (Record Store Day)
April 13
April 6
March 30
March 23
March 16
March 9
March 2
February 23
February 16
February 9
February 2
January 26
January 19
January 12
January 5


The Damned Things (features members of Every Time I Die, Anthrax, more) – Ironiclast (Island)
Like Moths to FlamesSweet Talker (digital version; Rise)
Solar Temple SuicidesSentinels of the Heliosphere (Sleepy)
• Bad Penny download: “A Rough Road Leads to the Stars
Lonnie WalkerThese Times Old Times (TBA)
• Bad Penny download: “Summertime


AnikaAnika (Stones Throw/ Invada)
• Bad Penny download: “Yang Yang
Paul AvionR U With Me (TBA)
• Bad Penny download: “Henry Sage & Mrs. Wolverton
Dream CopBasement Tapes EP (digital only; Output Noise)
The Duke SpiritKusama EP (digital version; available on other formats in February; Shangri-La)
FreezepopImaginary Friends (Archenemy)
The Hive Dwellers – “Get In” 12-inch (K)
Memoryhouse – “Caregiver” single (Suicide Squeeze)
Nightmares for a WeekDon’t Die (Academy Fight Song)
Now, Now (formerly Now, Now Every Children) – Neighbors EP (No Sleep)
• Bad Penny download: “Neighbors
Queens of the Stone AgeQueens of the Stone Age (reissue with three bonus tracks; vinyl version already available; Rekords Rekords)
Zoon Van SnookFalling From the Nutty Tree (Mush)
• Bad Penny download: “Cuckoo
Stay Ahead of the WeatherWe Better Get Goin’ if We’re Gonna (No Sleep)
While Heaven WeptTriumph:Tragedy:Transcendence – Live at the Hammer of Doom Festival (includes DVD; February 2010 performance; Cruz Del Sur/ Iron Kodex/ High Roller)
White BuffaloPrepare for Black & Blue EP (physical version; previously available digitally; Ruff Shod/ Nettwerk)
• RCRD LBL download: “Oh Darlin’, What Have I Done?


Crystal Castles – “Not in Love” single (includes two acoustic demos; Fiction)
Deadmau54X4=12 (Ultra)


AeroplaneWe Can’t Fly (previously available digitally; features vocals by Au Revoir Simone, Sky Ferreira, more; Ultra)
Ane BrunLive at Stockholm Concert Hall (iTunes release; Balloon Ranger)
Ron IsleyMr. I (Def Jam/ Def Soul)
Oberhofer – “Away Frm U” 7-inch (Inflated)
Terry Ohms (Vulture Whales frontman) – What Do You Mean, What Do I Mean? (Skybucket)
• free album download
Sleeping in the AviaryGreat Vacation (Science of Sound)
• Bad Penny download: “Y.M.C.A. (No, Not That One)
SolventsForgive Yr Blood (Bee Resin)
• Bad Penny download: “Forgive Yr Blood
Sonny Smith100 Records Volume 2: I Miss the Jams (five-CD box set version; LP edition previously available; Turn Up)
Surf CityKudos (Fire)
• Bad Penny download: “Kudos
Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3Northern Aggression (Yep Roc)


Various artistsKitsuné Maison 10: The Fireworks Issue (features Yelle, Digitalism, more; two-CD version; previously available digitally; Kitsuné)


Bonded by BloodExiled to Earth (reissue with bonus CD; also available as a three-pack with Evile‘s Infected Nations and Gama Bomb‘s Tales From the Grave in Space; Earache)
EvileInfected Nations (reissue with bonus CD; also available as a three-pack with Bonded by Blood‘s Exiled to Earth and Gama Bomb‘s Tales From the Grave in Space; Earache)
Gama BombTales From the Grave in Space (reissue with bonus CD; also available as a three-pack with Bonded by Blood‘s Exiled to Earth and Evile‘s Infected Nations; Earache)

NOVEMBER 26 (Black Friday)

AnthraxLive at the Sonisphere 10-inch (picture disc; features two songs from “The Big Four Live From Sofia” DVD; Metal Club)
The Damned Things (features members of Anthrax and Every Time I Die) – “We’ve Got a Situation Here” single (Metal Club)
George HarrisonAll Things Must Pass (40th anniversary remastered reissue; limited-edition three-LP version available exclusively at Record Store Day-participating indie stores; digital version available exclusively at; EMI)
MetallicaLive at Grimey’s (June 2008 performance at Nashville record store; available as one-CD and two-LP sets; sold exclusively at Metal Club-affiliated stores; Warner Bros.)
Queens of the Stone AgeQueens of the Stone Age (LP reissue with three previously released bonus tracks, CD version of album and download card; straight-CD version available December 7; Rekords Rekords)


David Bowie – “Rare and Unseen” DVD (MVD Visual)
• Bad Penny interview: “David Bowie Faces Reality
• Bad Penny interview transcript: “David Bowie Transcript, 7.9.03: ‘I Am The Man Who Found Velvet Underground!’
Broughton’s Rules (features ex-members of Don Caballero) – Bounty Hunter 1853 (Relapse)
DioHoly Diver (deluxe limited-edition picture disc reissue; Niji)
Eux AutresBroken Bow (Bon Mots)
• Bad Penny download: “Go Dancing
David “Rock” Feinstein (ex-Elf) – Bitten by the Beast (features Ronnie James Dio; Niji)
Five Finger Death PunchThe Way of the Fist: Iron Fist Edition (deluxe-box-set reissue; includes a bonus CD with 11 B-sides and rarities, a DVD with a documentary, new artwork, trading cards, a poster and a calendar; Century Media)
Fresh MillionsFresh Millions (produced by the Sword’s Bryan Richie; [iN]Sect)
• Bad Penny download: “Monty
Giant SandBlurry Blue Mountain (Fire)
• Bad Penny download: “Fields of Green
GlaciersOf Mountains and Monuments EP (self-released)
HaarpThe Filth (produced by Philip Anselmo; Housecore)
Into It. Over It. and KojiIIOI/KOJI (No Sleep)
Job for a CowboyRuination (limited-edition box-set reissue containing three LPs and one CD; bonus tracks include Exhumed cover, live material recorded in 2007 and 2009; Metal Blade)
Love in the CircusLove in the Circus (Xlantic)
• free three-song sampler (e-mail address required)
Yngwie MalmsteenRelentless (features Tim “Ripper” Owens; Rising Force)
Murder ConstructMurder Construct (Relapse)
Off! (features members of Black Flag, Burning Brides, Hot Snakes, more) – First Four EPs (four 7-inches, each housed in its own box with sleeve artwork by Raymond Pettibon; Vice)
• Bad Penny download: “Upside Down
• RCRD LBL download: “Jeffrey Lee Pierce
PhobiaUnrelenting (Relapse)
The Smashing PumpkinsTeargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol. II: The Solstice Bare (only available as a limited-edition CD and a limited edition deluxe vinyl picture disc; Martha’s Music/ Rocket Science Ventures)
Soulive – “Bowlive: Live in the Brooklyn Bowl” DVD (Brooklyn concert from March 2010; features Rahzel, ?uestlove, more; MVD Visual)
The SpitsHaunted Fang Castle EP (CD and 10-inch versions come with book illustrated by JJ Rudisill; Scion A/V)
T. RexThe Slider (remastered reissue; LP version; previously available digitally and on CD; Fat Possum)
William TylerBehold the Spirit (LP limited to 500 copies; Tompkins Square)
Virgin SteeleThe Black Light Bacchanalia (limited-edition LP box set; previously available in other configurations; SPV/Steamhammer)
Brian Wilson – “Songwriter 1962 – 1969: Exploring Brian’s Music in a Decade of Dreams” DVD (MVD Visual)
Yuck – “Georgia” 7-inch (Fat Possum)
Various artists – “The Sacred Triangle: Bowie, Iggy & Lou 1971-1973” DVD (MVD Visual)


The ChariotLong Live (Good Fight)
• ShockHound download: “The Audience
The Doors – “Live in Vancouver 1970” (two CDs; Rhino)
French Horn RebellionThis Moment EP (two new tracks and three remixes; French Horn Rebellion/ Once Upon a Time)
Limozine – “Siamese Twins” single (Beatatlas)
Massive AttackEP (in Aid of War Child) (includes new song, remixes, film; 12-inch limited to 1,000 copies; proceeds go to charity for children affected by war; Virgin/EMI)
My Chemical RomanceDanger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (produced by Rob Cavallo; Reprise)
Orange JuiceCoals to Newcastle (box set with six CDs and one DVD; Domino)
PanteraCowboys From Hell (Ultimate Edition three-CD set comes with T-shirt designed by Dimebag Darrell, plus other ephemera; Deluxe Edition has three CDs; Expanded Edition has two CDs; Rhino)
Places and NumbersNotes From the Dead Zone EP (Equal Vision)
Minitel RoseAtlantique (!K7)
Regina SpektorLive in London (includes tribute to recently deceased cellist Daniel Cho; available digitally and as a DVD/CD, Blu-ray/CD and LP; Sire/ Warner Bros.)
Volcanoes – “Monkey. Gossip. Cross. Tessaract” single (Indiecan)
Evan VoytasTomorrow Night We’ll Go Anywhere EP (physical version; previously available digitally; Cascine)
While She SleepsThe North Stands for Nothing (digital version; Good Fight)


Mariage BlancMariage Blanc (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Rag to a Bull
• Bad Penny download: “Whatever You Say I Am
Calm HatcherySacrilege of Humanity (Selfmadegod)
The ChurchHeyday and Seance (remastered reissues with bonus tracks; pre-orders come with instant album downloads, digital sampler, more; Second Motion)
Crushed StarsConvalescing in Braille (Simulacra)
• Bad Penny download: “Black Umbrellas
Deerhoof/ Physical Forms – “Hoofdriver” 7-inch (limited to 1,000 copies; only available via Polyvinyl mail order)
DVASSociety (Upper Class)
False PositiveFalse Positive (One Mad Son)
• Bad Penny download: “Hasty Martyrs Sing Fantastic
• Bad Penny download: “Strike Up the Band
Faun Fables (features Sleepytime Gorilla Museum’s Nils Frykdahl) – Light of a Vaster Dark (Drag City)
Black Francis – “The Golem” DVD (score of 1920 film “The Golem: How He Came Into the World”; available at and Amazon)
Black FrancisThe Golem Rock Album (rock opera derived from Black Francis’ previously available “Golem” score; available at and Amazon)
French MiamiMotor Skills (Death by Audio)
• Bad Penny feature: Cover Me: French Miami
The GlassAt Swim Two Birds (Plant)
Gold MotelSummer House (physical version; previously available digitally; self-released)
Harmonious BecHer Strange Dreams (Monotreme)
• Bad Penny download: “Solitary Bonze Prayer
• Bad Penny download: “Progress
HellmouthGravestone Skylines (Paper + Plastick)
Home VideoThe Automatic Process (101 Distribution)
Japandroids – “Heavenward Grand Prix” 7-inch (limited to 2,000 copies; Polyvinyl)
JesuHeart Ache & Dethroned (Hydra Head)
Johanna and the Dusty FloorThe Forest EP (Red Valise)
• Bad Penny download: “Forest of Sorrows
Norah Jones… Featuring (features new and past collaborations with Foo Fighters, Belle & Sebastian, Outkast, more; Blue Note)
JonquilOne Hundred Suns EP (digital only; Dovecote)
• RCRD LBL download: “Fighting Smiles
Killing JokeAbsolute Dissent (first recording with original lineup in 27 years; two-CD deluxe edition, titled Absolute Respect, includes bonus disc featuring Killing Joke songs covered by Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, more; Spinefarm)
• Crave Online album stream
KissesThe Heart of the Nightlife (This Is Music)
• RCRD LBL download: “Kisses
La Sera – “Never Come Around” 7-inch (Hardly Art)
Lavinia (features members of Caspian, Eksi Ekso, more) – There Is Light Between Us EP (The Mylene Sheath)
Lord Huron – “Into the Sun” 7-inch (Hit City U.S.A.)
Radical FaceTouch the Sky EP (Morr)
• Bad Penny download: “Doorways
The Russian FuturistsThe Weight’s on the Wheels (Upper Class)
• free download: “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” (e-mail address required)
Shapers – “Virginia Reel” (Whistler)
• Bad Penny download: “When I Was A Zygote
The ShondesLines & Hooks +3 EP (Fanatic)
• Bad Penny download: “Lines & Hooks
Shuteye UnisonOur Future Selves (Parks and Records)
• Bad Penny download: “Our Future Selves
Shy ChildLiquid Love (Gigantic)
Sonny Smith100 Records Volume 2: I Miss the Jams (five-LP box set version; CD edition due November 30; Turn Up)
The Soft MoonThe Soft Moon (Captured Tracks)
Soviet League (features members of the Autumns and the Sugarplastic) – Soviet League (Angel Oven)
StereolabNot Music (Drag City)
The Stooges1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions (reissue of seven-CD box set; previously out of print; Rhino Handmade) and Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano’s (New York concert from 1970; includes performance of all Fun House songs, save “L.A. Blues,” plus previously unreleased songs “Have Some Fun” and “My Dream Is Dead”; comes with a poster, liner notes by Lenny Kaye and two photos; Rhino Handmade)
• Bad Penny interview: “Iggy Pop: ‘I Didn’t Want To Sell Out’ The Stooges
• Bad Penny interview transcript: “Iggy Pop, Transcript, 7.18.03: ‘I Was Shooting Dope At The RIAA Awards When It Wasn’t Chic’
Bow Thayer & Perfect TrainwreckBottom of the Sky (self-released)
• free download: “Buffalo Joe” (e-mail address required)
Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to DeathSome of Us Are in This Together (two LPs; Don’t Stop Believin’)
Sharon Van Etten – “I’m Giving Up on You” 7-inch (limited to 500 copies; Polyvinyl)
Rusty WilloughbyCobirds Unite (features Visqueen’s Rachel Flotard; Local 638)
• Bad Penny download: “C’mon C’mon
Robert WyattCuckooland; EPs (CD only); Schleep; and Theatre Royal Drury Lane (reissues; Domino)


The BugInfected EP (features Justin Broadrick, Roots Manuva, a remix by Autechre, more; Ninja Tune)
Harper BlynnHarper Blynn EP (self-released)
• free download: “Everybody’s Talkin’
Midnight JuggernautsThe Crystal Axis (North American release; previously available overseas; Siberia)
• Bad Penny download: “Lara Vs. the Savage Pack (Kisses Remix)
Mirrors – “Hide and Seek” single (Skint)
Seapony – “Dreaming” 7-inch (Double Denim)
Various artistsKitsuné Maison 10: The Fireworks Issue (features Yelle, Digitalism, more; digital version; two-CD edition due November 29; Kitsuné)


My Gold MaskA Million Miles (From Where We Were Last) EP (12-inch version; Goldy Tapes)
• Bandcamp download (available beginning September 10): “A Million Miles (From Where We Were Last)


ÅrabrotRevenge (Fysisk Format)
Bad Books (features Manchester Orchestra’s Kevin Devine) – Bad Books (previously available digitally; pre-orders come with three instant downloads; Favorite Gentlemen)
• Bad Penny download: “You Wouldn’t Have to Ask
Bad Religion30 Years LP Box Set (features all 15 of band’s studio albums; limited number available; available exclusively at; Epitaph)
Behemoth – “Evangelia Heretika” DVD (three-DVD-plus-CD set featuring full concerts from Paris in 2008 and Warsaw in 2009, all the band’s music videos, a tour documentary and more; bundles available; Metal Blade)
The Big PinkTapes (previously available overseas; !K7)
Botany (Spencer Stephenson; formerly Abacus) – Feeling Today EP (Western Vinyl)
• Stereogum download: “Agave
• Pitchfork download: “Waterparker
• Gorilla vs. Bear download: “Feeling Today
CassorlaStay Stay Go (Engine Studios)
• Bad Penny exclusive song premiere: Cassorla’s “My Tree” (from their Songs of Hair, Trees, Portraits, Shouts and Alphabets EP)
• Bad Penny feature: “Cover Me: Cassorla’s Songs of Hair, Trees, Portraits, Shouts And Alphabets EP
Julie Christmas (of Made to Babies, Battle of Mice) – The Bad Wife (Rising Pulse)
City Center – “Zen Kids” 7-inch (previously available digitally; K)
Eric Clapton – “Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010” DVD (four-hour double-disc set; features B.B. King, Bill Murray, more; also includes cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” with Steve Winwood; Rhino)
Cradle of FilthDarkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa (limited-edition “fans’ ” version is an LP-size, 64-page hardcover book that also includes extra CD of bonus tracks, DVD with a documentary and promo video, a short story written by Dani Filth, an exclusive T-shirt, 3-D imagery, more; Nuclear Blast)
• free download: “Lilith Immaculate” (e-mail address required)
Creation’s EndA New Beginning (Sensory)
Deer Tick and Jonny Corndawg – split 7-inch (Deer Tick song is a cover of ZZ Top’s “Cheap Sunglasses”; Partisan)
Depeche Mode – “Tour of the Universe – Live in Barcelona” DVD (features November 21-22 2009 performances in Barcelona; deluxe edition comes with two CDs; super-deluxe edition comes with two CDs and an extra DVD; deluxe editions available exclusively at Amazon; Capitol)
DigitalismBlitz EP (Kitsune)
• free download: Blitz teaser (e-mail address required)
DioDio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 (two CDs; Niji)
Einstürzende NeubautenStrategies Against Architecture IV (digital version; two-CD set due December 7; compiles archival material from 2002-’10; includes rare cuts; Mute)
El Ten ElevenIt’s Still Like a Secret (Fake)
Electric OwlsCullowhee Songs EP (available digitally and on vinyl; Vagrant)
• Bad Penny download: “When I Was a Flood
EvocationApocalyptic (Metal Blade/ Cyclone Empire)
FacebreakerInfected (Metal Blade/ Cyclone Empire)
Fern KnightCastings (VHF)
• Stereogum download: “Winter’s Year
Former GhostsNew Love (Upset the Rhythm)
• Pitchfork download: “Chin Up
The Good OnesKigali Y Izahabu (Dead Oceans)
• Bad Penny download: “Sara
The Greenhornes★★★★ (vinyl is limited; features liner note by Jim Jarmusch; Third Man)
Gregory and the HawkLeche (FatCat)
Head Like a KiteDreams Suspend Night (reissue; includes bonus track featuring Smoosh; Roll Call)
HellogoodbyeWould It Kill You? (Rocket Science Ventures/ Wasted Summer)
Helloween7 Sinners (The End)
Invisible HandInvisible Hand (Funny/ Not Funny)
• Bad Penny download: “There’s Room in My Will
KojiSome Small Way (Run for Cover)
MaseratiPyramid of the Sun (features Zombi’s Steve Moore; available on CD and vinyl; Temporary Residence Ltd.)
MasonicLive Like a Millionaire (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Lifetime of Deception
Mecca Normal – “Malachi” 7-inch (previously available digitally; K)
Modest MouseThe Fruit That Ate Itself EP and Sad Sappy Sucker (available on CD and vinyl; Glacial Pace)
Motorifik (features Working for a Nuclear Free City’s Phil Kay) – Secret Things (Modern Language)
• Bad Penny download: “Secret Things
NetherfriendsBarry and Sherry (vinyl release; Lateral)
NightlandsForget the Mantra (Secretly Canadian)
Nitzer EbbIndustrial Complex (first album in 15 years; Artists’ Addiction)
• Bad Penny download: “Promises
The NotekillersWe’re Here to Help (Prophase)
The OceanAnthropocentric (Metal Blade)
OceanoContagion (Earache)
The Parting Gifts (the Reigning Sound’s Greg Cartwright and the Ettes’ Coco Hames) – Strychnine Dandelion (features members of the Black Keys, the Raconteurs, more; In the Red)
Jesse PayneNesting (Capture)
• Bad Penny download: “Manhattan Project
Place of SkullsAs a Dog Returns (Giddy Up!)
Animal Prufrock (of Bitch and Animal) – congratulations; thank you + I’m sorry (Righteous Babe)
RöyksoppSenior (physical version; previously available digitally; instrumental album; MB3)
ShigetoFull Circle (Ghostly International/ Moodgadget)
• Bad Penny download: “Relentless Drag
Smoke or FireThe Speakeasy (first album with Darkest Hour’s Ryan Parrish on drums; Fat Wreck Chords)
Social Distortion – “Machine Gun Blues” single (available only on iTunes; Epitaph)
Ronnie SpectorRonnie Spector’s Best Christmas Ever EP (Bad Girl Sounds/ The Orchard)
Sub SwaraTriggers (features Dead Prez, Lyrics Born, more; Low Motion)
• International Tapes download: Triggers Vol. 1 Mix
• Fader download: “Bend You
The Tallest Man on EarthSometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird EP (previously available on iTunes only; Dead Oceans)
Thunderball12 Mile High (ESL)
• Bust download: “Enter the Brahmin
• URB download: “12 Mile High
TyvekNothing Fits (In the Red)
UnderoathØ (Disambiguation) (pre-orders come with bonus material; Solid State/ Tooth & Nail)
ValleysStoner EP (Semprini)
Virgin SteeleThe Black Light Bacchanalia (available digitally, and as a standard CD and limited-edition digipak with a bonus CD; limited-edition LP box set due November 23; SPV/Steamhammer)
War From a Harlots MouthMMX (special digital edition comes with two bonus tracks; Lifeforce)
• free download: “Recluse MMX” (Facebook or Twitter referral required)
• album stream
We Are TreesBoyfriend EP (physical version; previously available digitally; Collective Crowd)
WeekendSports (Slumberland)
Cassandra WilsonSilver Pony (Blue Note)
Gary WilsonElectric Endicott (previously available digitally; Western Vinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “Electric Endicott
Wyatt, Atzmon, StephenFor the Ghosts Within (Domino)
Various artistsTradi-Mods vs. Rockers: Alternative Takes on Congotronics (features cover songs by Deerhoof, Andrew Bird, Animal Collective, more; CD version has two discs; Crammed Discs)
• Pitchfork download: Deerhoof’s “Travels Broaden the Mind” (cover of Kasai Allstars’ “Wa Muluendu”)


Artificial PeaceComplete Session (reissue; available digitally and on vinyl; Dischord)
The ConcretesWYWH (Friendly Fire)
• Bad Penny download: “Good Evening
Government IssueBoycott Stabb Complete Session (reissue with bonus material; available digitally and on vinyl; Dischord)
HumanflyDarker Later (U.K. release; Brew)
Reptile House4-Song 7 Inch EP (reissue; available digitally and on vinyl; Dischord)


The Black RyderBuy the Ticket, Take the Ride (previously available in Australia; Kemado)
• free download: “Gone Without Feeling
• album stream
Method of Defiance (features Bill Laswell, Funkadelic’s Bernie Worrell, more) – Incunabula (features guest appearance by Herbie Hancock; M.O.D. Technologies)
• Bad Penny download: “One World
Young AdultsBlack Hole 12-inch (includes a cover of the Wipers’ “Over the Edge”; vinyl limited to 500 copies; also to be made available digitally; Amdiscs)


Yogi Lang (RPWL frontman) – No Decoder (features Pink Floyd’s Guy Pratt; Gentle Art of Music/ Soulfood)
Various artistsModeselektor – Modeselektion Vol. 1 (Monkeytown)


Future Islands/ Lonnie Walker split 7-inch (Friends)
• Bad Penny download: Lonnie Walker’s “Love Turns


While Heaven WeptTriumph:Tragedy:Transcendence – Live at the Hammer of Doom Festival CD/DVD (limited to 3,000 copies; DVD has bonus material including rehearsal clips, an interview and three songs performed in Pittsburgh in January; limited-edition double-LP version previously available; Cruz del Sur)


Violens' Amoral

The 1900sReturn of the Century (Parasol) Autumn DefenseOnce Around (Yep Roc)
• Bad Penny download: “Back of My Mind
Barn OwlAncestral Star (Thrill Jockey)
Bear HandsBurning Bush Supper Club (Cantora)
• free download: “The Rumpus Session” (e-mail address required)
Amy BezunarteaRestaurants & Bars (Kiam)
• Bad Penny download: “Doubles
Black Dub (features Daniel Lanois) – Black Dub (previously available on vinyl; Jive)
Chord (features members of Pelican & X-Bax) – Progression (available as a CD and an LP limited to 500 copies; CD and LP intended to be listened to concurrently; Important)
The City ChampsThe Set Up (includes cover of “Mad Men” theme song, RDJ2’s “A Beautiful Mine”; Electraphonic)
Complaints Choir – TBA DVD/triple-CD (Smog Veil)
CornershopThe Battle of New Orleans EP (features three unreleased songs and an unreleased remix; only available digitally; Ample Play)
Dark PartyLight Years (Old Tacoma/ 1320)
Dead Can DanceDCD 1 (box set featuring the Garden of the Arcane Delights, Spleen &
and John Peel sessions from 1983; packaged in deluxe gatefold sleeves on heavyweight cardboard stock; Vinyl 180)
Destroyer – “Archer on the Beach” 12-inch (limited to 1,000 copies; with download card; Merge)
Neil DiamondDreams (features covers of songs by the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, more; Columbia)
Dinosaur BonesBirthright EP (digital release; vinyl due in 2011; Dine Alone)
Dr. DogShame, Shame EP (available digitally and as a double-7-inch only sold at Dr. Dog concerts; Anti-)
• Spinner download: “Nobody Knows Who You Are
Erase Errata – “Damaged” single (7-inch comes with free download; Kill Rock Stars)
Eyes AroundBeta EP (World Citizen)
Johnny FlynnBeen Listening (Transgressive/ Thirty Tigers)
Josephine Foster & the Victor Herrero BandAnda Jaleo (Fire)
• Bad Penny download: “Anda Jaleo
Kristian Hoffman (former Rufus Wainwright musical director) – Fop (Kayo Stereophonic)
Koen Holtkamp (member of Mountains) – Gravity/Bees EP (Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “Bees
Horse Feathers – “Drain You” 7-inch (Nirvana cover; Kill Rock Stars)
The Hundred in the Hands – TBA (available digitally and on vinyl; Warp)
Impossible HairToast a Dozen (On the Outside) (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “You Can Own
Kav (ex-Happy Mondays guitarist) – The Mr. Nice EP (features Howard Marks; Sidecho)
Sharron KrausThe Woody Nightshade (Stranger Attractors)
Peter Laughner and various artists – TBA (10-CD box set containing more than 100 archival tracks and a video; Smog Veil)
Lazer SwordLazer Sword (features Turf Talk, Zackey Force Funk, more; Innovative Leisure)
• XLR8R download: “Batman (Nguzunguzu Remix)
• The Fader download: “Batman
Lord HuronMighty EP (self-released)
• Pitchfork download: “Mighty
Matt & KimSidewalks (Fader)
Paul McCartney & WingsBand on the Run (reissue; available as a single-CD standard edition, a two-CD/one-DVD special edition with nine bonus tracks, a three-CD/one-DVD deluxe edition that also comes with a hard-bound book and other ephemera, and a double-LP with downloads for all the original and bonus tracks; standard and deluxe editions also available digitally; MPL/Concord)
Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – “The Big Four Live From Sofia” DVD (recorded in June in Bulgaria; two discs; also available as a limited-edition “super deluxe” box set with two DVDs, five CDs, a poster, a guitar pick and more ephemera; Warner Bros.)
Mini Mansions (features Queens of the Stone Age’s Michael Shuman) – Mini Mansions (with mixing contributions from Josh Homme; Rekords Rekords)
• Filter album review
NecriteSic Transit Gloria Mundi (Flenser)
OK GoOf the Blue Colour of the Sky: Extra Nice Edition (comes with bonus CD featuring unreleased songs, an interview with Ira Glass, more; pre-orders made at band’s site come with Twelve Remixes of Four Songs download; Capitol)
• Sarasota Herald-Tribune interview: “OK Go‘s Damian Kulash Recalls ‘Jerry Springer’ Moment
One Hundred FlowersMechanical Bride (Stem and Leaf)
• Bad Penny download: “Rat Trap
The RollerWasted Heritage (Cyclopean)
Elliott SmithAn Introduction To … (all previously released material; available on CD and vinyl; Kill Rock Stars)
ViolensAmoral (Friendly Fire/ Static Recital)
Voxhaul BroadcastTiming Is Everything (TBA)
• Bad Penny download: “Leaving on the 5th
WeezerDeath to False Metal (new recordings of previously discarded songs; includes cover of Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart”; DGC/UMe)
• Bad Penny interview: “Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo In 2002: ‘I Think I Had A Falling Out With The Fans’
• Bad Penny interview: “Weezer’s Brian Bell Was ‘Overwhelmed’ By Maladroit Material
WeezerPinkerton – Deluxe Edition (two CDs; features 25 bonus tracks, 16 of which are previously unreleased; includes live material from 1996-’97; DGC/UMe)
• Bad Penny interview: “Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo In 2002: ‘I Think I Had A Falling Out With The Fans’
• Bad Penny interview: “Weezer’s Brian Bell Was ‘Overwhelmed’ By Maladroit Material
White BuffaloPrepare for Black & Blue EP (digital edition; physical version drops December 7; Ruff Shod/ Nettwerk)
• RCRD LBL download: “Oh Darlin’, What Have I Done?
Robert WyattDondestan; Nothing Can Stop Us; Old Rottenhat; and Rock Bottom (reissues; Domino)
Various artistsAfroCubism (World Circuit/ Nonesuch)
Various artistsBlow Your Head Volume 1 – Diplo Presents Dubstep (features Major Lazer, Rusko, more; includes previously unreleased tracks; Mad Decent)
Various artistsNew Hope (double-LP reissue with download code; features the Guns, Agitated, more; Smog Veil)
Various artistsPeople Take Warning! Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938 (digipak version; features notes by Tom Waits; Tompkins Square)


ChickenhawkModern Bodies (U.K. release; available as a digipak, a digipak with an exclusive T-shirt and a digipak with a limited-edition poster; later to be released digitally; Brew)
• Bandcamp (free) download: “Scorpieu
Procol HarumGrand Hotel; Exotic Birds and Fruit; Procol’s Ninth; and Something Magic (reissues with bonus tracks; Union Square)
SETI-X (The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence in Exile)Scrambles of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record, Remixed by Extraterrestrials (Seeland)
• Bad Penny download: “I Am Getting Married in a Spaceship
• Bad Penny download: “Psychlo Killer Total Transmission
• Bad Penny download: “Pulsar Plus
• Bad Penny download: “Uranium Nations Hello Children
• Bad Penny download: “Visit to the Observatory
Yuck – “Rubber” 7-inch (The Pharmacy Recording Company)


Deadmau5 – “Sofi Needs a Ladder” single (Ultra)
Mellow Hype (Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats and Left Brain) – Blackenedwhite (self-released)
• Fader download: “Sandwitches
Odd FutureBlackenedwhite (self-released)
Sand SnowmanNostalgia Ever After (Beta-lactam Ring)


Pas Chic Chic (features former members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fly Pan Am, more) – 12″ (available digitally and as a 12-inch; Semprini)


Active Child/ School of Seven Bells – split 7-inch (features each artist remixing a track by the other; limited edition; pre-orders come with downloads for both songs; Lefse)
• Bad Penny download: School of Seven Bells’ “Heart Is Strange (Active Child Remix)
AnoraakWherever the Sun Sets (Naive)
• Bad Penny download: “Don’t Be Afraid (Featuring Sally Shapiro; Alternative Version)
Atlantic/Pacific (features Texas Is the Reason’s Garrett Klahn) – Meet Your New Love (features Rival Schools’ Ian Love; No Sleep)
• My Old Kentucky Blog: “Meet Your New Love
• Filter download: “One of One” (e-mail address required)
Syd BarrettAn Introduction to Syd Barrett (executive produced by David Gilmour; Capitol/EMI)
Bedouin SoundclashLight the Horizon (digital version; available physically in early 2011; Pirates Blend/ Nat Geo)
Bing & RuthCity Lake (Happy Talk)
Brian BonzThe Triborough Odyssey (Triple Crown)
• free download: “Honey Bee” (e-mail address required)
John Cale & BandLive (October 1984 performance; available as a double-CD, a double-DVD and an LP; MIG)
Cashes RiversCashes Rivers (Aqui Estamos)
• Bad Penny download: “Our Boats
• Bad Penny download: “As I Drift
Ray CharlesFocus of Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters (features unreleased and rare material, including a duet with Johnny Cash; Concord)
Johnny CleggHuman (first album in 17 years; Appleseed)
Comic WowAsthmatic Kitty Library Catalog Music: Music for Mysteries of Mind Space and Time (Asthmatic Kitty)
• Impose download: “Jazz Computer
Juliette Commagere (Hello Stranger frontwoman) – The Procession (Manimal)
• Bad Penny download: “Impact
Control DeniedThe Fragile Art of Existence (two-CD reissue; Relapse)
CoughRitual Abuse (Relapse)
Crowded HouseThe Very Very Best of Crowded House (CD has 19 songs; digital version has 32 songs; Capitol/EMI)
Crystal Stilts – “Shake the Shackles” single (Slumberland)
DååthDååth (co-produced by guitarist Eyal Levi and Mark Lewis; Century Media)
• Metal Sucks download: “Destruction/Restoration
Dark CastleSpirited Migration (vinyl version of 2009 album; At a Loss)
Dead Snares (Remy Zero’s Jeffrey Cain) – Speak the Language (features Remy Zero’s Cedric LeMoyne, the late Gregory Slay, more; Popantipop)
DelukaYou Are the Night (physical version; previously available digitally; Vel)
• RCRD LBL download: “OMFG (Lauren Flax Remix)
• PopMatters download: “Nevada
Diamond RingsSpecial Affections (Secret City)
Diego and the DissidentsContaminated Waters (Quite Scientific)
• free download: “Nerve Storm” (e-mail address required)
DiskreetEngage the Mechanicality (Siege of Amida/ Candlelight)
DoloreanAnticipation Blues EP (digital only; available with pre-orders of January 18 release The Unfazed; Partisan)
DownDiary of a Mad Band (London concert from 2006; triple-LP/one-DVD edition; previously available as a two-CD/one-DVD set; Warner Bros.)
Dream CopMango EP (vinyl only; Tough Love)
El Boy DieBlack Hawk Ladies & Tambourins (Semprini)
Elizabeth & the CatapultThe Other Side of Zero (Verve Forecast)
• My Old Kentucky Blog download: “Go Away My Lover
• Huffington Post download: “You and Me
The FallThe Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall (Omnibus Edition) (four-CD reissue; Beggars Banquet)
Bryan FerryOlympia (features Scissor Sisters, Groove Armada, members of Roxy Music, more; includes covers of songs by Tim Buckley and Traffic; co-produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies; Astralwerks)
FirewindDays of Defiance (pre-order bundles come with an instructional DVD, T-shirts, posters, more; Century Media)
• free download: “The Ark of Lies” (Twitter or Facebook referral required)
Jeremy FisherFlood (Aquarius/EMI)
Johnny FlynnBeen Listening (Transgressive/ Thirty Tigers)
• Bad Penny download: “Kentucky Pill
William Ryan FritchAsthmatic Kitty Library Catalog Music: Music for Honey and Bile (Asthmatic Kitty)
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (features Sean Lennon) – Acoustic Sessions (Chimera)
• Stereogum download: “Jardin du Luxembourg
Ghostland ObservatoryCodename: Rondo (Trashy Moped)
Gospel ClawsC-L-A-W-S (Common Wall/ Modern Art)
• Bad Penny download: “Walk Me Down
• Bad Penny download: “Avenues
• Bad Penny download: “Summer Nights Lakeside
GrowlersHot Tropics (LP version; comes with MP3; previously available on CD; Everloving)
• Filter album stream
Holy GrailCrisis in Utopia (produced by Danny Lohner; Prosthetic)
• Metal Sucks download: “My Last Attack
Jefferson AirplaneLive at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/15/66 Late Show — Signe’s Farewell; Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66 Early & Late Shows — Grace’s Debut; Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 11/25/66 & 11/27/66 — We Have Ignition; and Return to the Matrix 2/1/68 (previously unreleased live albums; Collectors’ Choice Music Live)
Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains bassist) – In Search of Black Judas (Roir)
K.C. Accidental (pre-Broken Social Scene project featuring Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin) – Anthems for the Could’ve Bin Pills and Captured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub (reissues; Arts & Crafts)
Kill the ClientSet for Extinction (Relapse)
KriegThe Isolationist (Candlelight)
KylesaSpiral Shadow (Season of Mist)
LesbianStratospheria Cubensis (only available on CD; Important)
Lyrics BornAs U Were (features Francis and the Lights’ Francis Farewell Starlite; Decon)
• Bad Penny download: “Something Better” (features Francis and the Lights’ Francis Farewell Starlite)
Make Do and MendEnd Measured Mile (digital version; LP due later; Paper + Plastick/ Panic)
Chico MannAnalog Drift (Wax Poetics)
Quinn MarstonCan You Hear Me See Me Now? (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
• Bad Penny download: “Can You Hear Me See Me Now
Roger McGuinn – “Thunderbyrd: West Coast Legends Vol. 4” DVD (live material from 1977; MIG)
MelecheshThe Epigenesis (Nuclear Blast)
Monster MagnetMastermind (Napalm)
MugstarLime (only available on CD; Important)
My Jerusalem (features members of Polyphonic Spree, ex-members of Cursive and Great Norther, more) – Gone for Good (00:02:59/Sony/RED)
My Dry Wet MessIrrational Alphabet (Magical Properties)
• Pitchfork download: “Etcetera
• Yours Truly download: “Yours Truly
• XLR8R download: Actress’ “Maze (My Dry Wet Mess Remix)
NeaeraForging the Eclipse (Metal Blade)
None More BlackIcons (Fat Wreck Chords)
The Octopus ProjectHexadecagon (Peek-a-Boo)
• Bad Penny download: “Fuguefat
Old Man Markley – “For Better, For Worse” 7-inch (Fat Wreck Chords)
PanicoKick (Chemikal Underground)
• free download: “Reverberation Mambo (Joakim Mix)
ParallelsVisionaries (deluxe edition; comes with a bonus CD featuring an unreleased song, a Ramones cover and four remixes; exclusive to the U.S.; Marigold)
Pepper RabbitBeauregard (Kanine)
The Phantom BandThe Wants (digital release; Chemikal Underground)
• Bad Penny download: “Walls
PomegranatesOne of Us (Afternoon)
Prefab SproutLet’s Change the World With Music (Tompkins Square)
Pretty LightsGlowing in the Darkest Night EP (self-released)
• free EP download (e-mail address required)
Purling HissPublic Service Announcement (Woodsist)
The Radha Krishna TempleThe Radha Krishna Temple (reissue; produced by George Harrison; Apple/EMI)
R.E.M. – “Live From Austin, TX” DVD (remastered and remixed version of Austin City Limits performance; includes three songs that weren’t broadcast; New West)
RöyksoppSenior (digital version; LP drops November 9; instrumental album; MB3)
Kermit Ruffins (from HBO’s “Tremé”) – Happy Talk (Basin St.)
• Bad Penny download: “Hey Look Me Over
• Bad Penny download: “I Got A Treme Woman
The Sainte CatherinesFire Works (features Lagwagon’s Joey Cape; Anchorless)
Michael Schenker GroupHard Rock Legends Vol. 2 (January 1981 performance; available as a CD and a DVD; MIG)
SeelandHow to Live (Loaf)
• Bad Penny download: “Local Park
Shadows Fall – “Madness in Manila” DVD/CD (Everblack Industries)
Small BlackNew Chain (Jagjaguwar)
Sarah Kirkland SniderPenelope (features My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden; New Amsterdam)
• Bad Penny download: “This Is What You’re Like
Societys Parasites1753 (Hellcat)
Angelo Spencer et les Haut Summits – “L’Argent” 7-inch (previously available digitally; K)
Star OneVictims of the Modern Age (CD and CD-with-T-shirt bundles available for pre-order; InsideOut)
Sun AirwayNocturne of the Exploded Crystal Chandelier (Dead Oceans)
• Pitchfork download: “Put the Days Away
The SuperionsDestination … Christmas! (Fanatic)
• Bad Penny download: Destination … Christmas! Sampler
• Bad Penny interview: “B-52s’ Fred Schneider: ‘It’s Better to Make Up Stuff for Interviews Than Tell the Truth’
T. RexThe Slider (remastered reissue; CD and digital versions; available on vinyl November 23; Fat Possum)
Tangents (features Unearth’s Derek Kerswill) – One Little Light Year (co-produced by Tangents and Benjamin Jon; Restricted Release/ Angle Side Side)
• AOL Radio download: “The Pieces Fall
Avey Tare (of Animal Collective) – Down There (Paw Tracks)
Ebo TaylorLove and Death (Strut)
• free download: “Love and Death” (e-mail address required)
TesseractConcealing Fate EP (Century Media)
Martina Topley BirdSome Place Simple (previously available overseas; Honest Jon’s/ Ipecac)
• Bad Penny download: “Baby Blue (Badgerbrown Remix)
TriptykonShatter: Eparistera Daimones Accompanied EP (includes two live songs, one featuring vocals by Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto; Century Media)
UFOHard Rock Legends Vol. 1 (November 1980 performance; available as a CD and a DVD; MIG)
Vanity TheftThe Anatomy EP (Vigilante Music/ Adamant)
Viking SkullHeavy Metal Thunder (remastered reissue that includes Born in Hell, the Chapter One EP, five bonus tracks and new artwork; Restricted)
The War on DrugsFuture Weather (Secretly Canadian)
The WarlocksRise and Fall, EP and Rarities (two-CD compilation of remastered material with eight bonus tracks; Zap Banana)
WarpaintThe Fool (vinyl version has album-download coupon; pre-orders come with a poster; Rough Trade)
• Bad Penny concert review: “FYF Fest 2010: Sleep Are Reawakened, Growlers Are Scary-Good, Titus Andronicus Prove Weak
Bob WayneOutlaw Carnie (Century Media)
We Are StandardThe Golden League (remix album; available digitally and on CD; Mushroom Pillow)
Gary WilsonElectric Endicott (digital version; available in other formats on November 9; Western Vinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “Electric Endicott
WitchsorrowWitchsorrow (Metal Blade)
♥♥♥ WitheredDualitas (Prosthetic)
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “The Progenitor’s Grasp
• Adult Swim download: “Extinguished With the Misery
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Wolf & CubScience & Sorcery (Last Gang)
Wooden WandDeath Seat (features members of Lambchop, Mercury Rev, more; produced by Michael Gira; Young God)
• Bad Penny feature: “Revising History: Wooden Wand On Guided By Voices, Black Flag, Rolling Stones, More
Young the GiantYoung the Giant (digital version; available physically in early 2011; Roadrunner)
• free download: “My Body” (e-mail address required)
• Filter download: “I Got
Various artistsCome and Get It: The Best of Apple Records (features archival songs by Billy Preston, Ronnie Spector, more; Apple/EMI)
Various artistsSwedish House Mafia – Until One (features reworked versions of songs by MGMT, Coldplay, more; Astralwerks)
Various artists – “Jackass 3D” soundtrack (previously available digitally; features Weezer, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O, more; Epitaph)Various artists – “Wah Do Dem” DVD (movie featuring Norah Jones, Sean Bones, more; Factory 25)


1,2,3 – “Little Cure” single (Chess Club)
Andrew BirdNoble Beast (reissue; available as an LP and a CD; features Glenn Kotche and others; Fat Possum)
• Bad Penny download: “Hot Math
Bot’OxBabylon by Car (I’m a Cliché)
• XLR8R album stream
• RCRD LBL download: “Blue Steel (Still Going Remix)
DarkthroneHøstmørke (reissue with bonus disc of commentary by drummer/lyricist Fenriz; Peaceville) Panzerfaust (reissue; two-CD has commentary by Fenriz; vinyl version limited to 2,000 numbered copies; Peaceville)
• Bad Penny game: Extreme-Metal Word Search
• Bad Penny interview: “An Extremely Long Conversation About Extreme Metal With Albert Mudrain
El Sportivo & the BloozEl Sportivo & the Blooz EP (only available as a limited-edition 12-inch; White Iris)
• Los Angeles Times download: “All My Alibis
Every Time I Die – “Shit Happens: The Series?” DVD (includes an hour of unreleased bonus material, copy of recent album New Junk Aesthetic, more; Epitaph)
Ill NiñoDead New World (Victory)
• Crave Online album stream
Lykke Li – “Get Some” single (digital version available for free on beginning October 25; limited-edition 7-inch available in record stores; LL)
The Mamas and the PapasIf You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (mono LP reissue; features uncensored cover; Sundazed)
Lisa MillerWithin Myself (CD reissue; Sundazed)
My Other FriendMy Other Friend (wide release of previously available album; self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Beast (Separated From You at Birth)
Oh LandOh Land EP (Epic)
• Bad Penny download: “Sun of a Gun
• Bad Penny download: “Son of a Gun (Yuksek Remix)
• Bad Penny download: “Son of a Gun (Savage Skulls Remix)
Linda PerhacsParallelograms (LP reissue; Sundazed)
Pure Reason RevolutionHammer and Anvil (limited-edition digipak comes with bonus DVD of live material from 2010; Superball)
• free download: “Hammer and Anvil” (Facebook or Twitter referral required”
The VenturesThe Ventures’ Christmas Album (LP reissue; Sundazed)
Various artistsFool’s Gold Vol 1 (features A-Trak, Kid Sister, more; available digitally and as a limited-edition CD only available at Opening Ceremony boutiques; Fool’s Gold)


While Heaven WeptTriumph:Tragedy:Transcendence – Live at the Hammer of Doom Festival (double-LP version; comes with poster and insert; limited to 1,000 copies; CD/DVD, limited to 3,000 copies, due November 3; Cruz del Sur/ High Roller/ Iron Kodex)


JaremaLive (features three previously unreleased songs; self-released)
• free download: “Your Mum


Pretty Lights – TBA EP (TBA)


Alessi’s ArkSoul Proprietor EP (Bella Union)
G.G. Allin & the AIDS Brigade – “Live in Boston 1989” DVD (MVD Visual)
Brent Amaker and the RodeoPlease Stand By (Spark & Shine)
• PopMatters download: “Saddle Up
• Seattle Show Gal download: “Man in Charge
The Scott Amendola Trio (features Jeff Parker) – Lift (self-released)
Bad Books (features Manchester Orchestra’s Kevin Devine) – Bad Books (digital version; available physically November 9; pre-orders come with three instant downloads; Favorite Gentlemen)
• Bad Penny download: “You Wouldn’t Have to Ask
Baptized in BloodBaptized in Blood (digital version; Roadrunner)
BassnectarWildstyle EP (Rock Steady)
• free download: “Wildstyle Method (Featuring 40 Love)
The Beatles1962-1966 and 1967-1970 (remastered two-CD collections; Capitol/Apple)
BlixaboyKliks & Politiks (Astroblaque)
• XLR8R download: “Sci-Fi Jack
Boom Boom SatellitesOver and Over (previously available digitally; best-of collection; Sony Independent Network)
The ChurchThe Blurred Crusade; Deep in the Shallows (double-disc singles collection); and Of Skins & Heart (remastered reissues with bonus tracks; pre-orders come with instant album downloads, digital sampler, more; Second Motion)
Dag NastyDag With Shawn (reissue with bonus material; available as a CD and an LP with download; Dischord)
Desertshore (features Phil Carney, formerly of Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon) – Drifting Your Majesty (co-produced by Mark Kozelek; Caldo Verde)
• Bad Penny exclusive: “Ex-Red House Painters Guitarist Phil Carney Gives First-Ever Interview, Premieres Desertshore MP3
DimentianonCollapse the Void (Paragon)
DwarrAnimals (reissue; Drag City)
Erland & the Carnival (features the Verve’s Simon Tong) – Trouble in Mind EP (only available digitally; Yep Roc/ Full Time Hobby)
EskmoEskmo (Ninja Tune)
The Extra Lens (formerly the Extra Glenns; the Mountain Goats; John Darnielle and Nothing Painted Blue’s Frank Bruno) – Undercard (Merge)
• Bad Penny download: “Only Existing Footage
Faun FablesLight of a Vaster Dark (Drag City)
FilthybirdSongs for Other People (Holidays for Quince)
• Bad Penny download: “Hiders (Edit)
• Bad Penny download: “Pick Me Up
For the Ghosts Within (features Robert Wyatt) – For the Ghosts Within (Domino)
The Fucking WrathTerra Fire EP (Tee Pee)
GigiMesgana Ethiopia (MOD Technologies)
• Bad Penny download: “Shemum Mune
Girl in a ComaAdventures in Coverland EP (CD version with three bonus tracks; previously available digitally; features covers of songs by the Velvet Underground, Joy Division, David Bowie, more; Blackheart)
GooseSynrise (European release; !K7)
The HeavyHow You Like Me Now EP (Counter/+1)
• Bad Penny download: “That Kind Of Man (1.1)
Zach HillFace Tat (features Devendra Banhart, No Age, more; Sargent House)
• Amazon (free) download: “The Primitives Talk” (available through September)
HousesAll Night (Lefse)
• Stereogum download: “Endless Spring
• Altered Zones download: Houses & Teen Daze’s “Bikes
How to Dress WellHow to Dress Well (CD and LP versions; Lefse Records Web site pre-orders come with instant download; LP comes with bonus hidden track and poster; previously available digitally; Lefse)
• Pitchfork download: “Decisions (Featuring Yuksel Arslan)
• Stereogum download: “Decisions (Spirit Animal Remix)
Ima RobotAnother Man’s Treasure (produced by guitarist Tim Anderson; Werewolf Heart)
• Bad Penny download: “Ruthless
Jed and LuciaSuper Human Heart (available digitally and on CD; Ubiquity)
• Bad Penny download: “The Park
The Jigsaw SeenBananas Foster (Vibro-Phonic)
Syl JohnsonSyl Johnson: Complete Mythology (career-spanning archival box set with four CDs, six LPs, unpublished photos, more ephemera; Numero Group)
• Bad Penny download: “I’m Talkin’ Bout Freedom
KhorsCold/ The Flames of Eternity’s Decline (two-CD reissue set; includes nine bonus tracks and a rare video; Paragon)
Kings of LeonCome Around Sundown (deluxe edition has bonus tracks; RCA)
KissesThe Heart of the Nightlife (This Is Music)
LiarsProud Evolution EP (includes title track, Thom Yorke remix of title track, one live song and three B-sides; Mute)
The LimiñanasThe Limiñanas (Trouble in Mind)
Local HAwesome Mix Tape #1 EP (available digitally, on CD and on limited-edition cassette; features covers of songs by the Jesus Lizard, TV on the Radio, Concrete Blonde, more; G&P)
• Bad Penny interview: “Local H’s Scott Lucas In ’02: ‘Sometimes It’s Almost Better To Be Poor’
Scott Lucas & the Married MenThe Absolute Beginners EP (includes covers of David Bowie, Local H; G&P)
• Bad Penny interview: “Local H’s Scott Lucas In ’02: ‘Sometimes It’s Almost Better To Be Poor’
Massy FergusonHard Water (Spark & Shine)
The MommyheadsFinest Specimens (Dromedary)
• Bad Penny download: “Work
• Bad Penny download: “Needmore, PA (Live at the Cave, Sundyberg, Sweden, 2010)
Mt. Desolation (features Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin) – Mt. Desolation (Cherrytree/Interscope)
Danbert Nobacon (ex-Chumbawamba singer) – Woebegone (TBA)
Steven PagePage One (features Glen Phillips, Pete Thomas, more; Anthem/Zoë/Rounder)
ParlovrHeaven/Hell/Big/Love EP (Dine Alone)
• Bad Penny download: “Hell, Heaven
PelicanPelican (10-LP wooden box set; limited to 500 copies; Viva Hate)
Liz PhairFunstyle (double-CD set; comes with Girlysound, collection of pre-Exile in Guyville demos and rarities; Rocket Science)
• Bad Penny interview: “Liz Phair Was ‘Heartbroken’ Over Missing Exile In Guyville Master Tapes
• free download: “Miss September” (Facebook referral required)
Philistines Jr.If a Band Plays in the Woods … (Tarquin/EmBarque)
• My Old Kentucky Blog download: “If I Did Nothing but Train for Two Years, I Bet I Could Be in the Olympics
• Pitchfork download: “Hell No! We Won’t Go! (We Were Promised Jetpacks Remix)
Iggy Pop & James WilliamsonKill City (remixed and remastered reissue; Alive)
• Bad Penny interview: “Iggy Pop: ‘I Didn’t Want To Sell Out’ The Stooges
• Bad Penny interview transcript: “Iggy Pop, Transcript, 7.18.03: ‘I Was Shooting Dope At The RIAA Awards When It Wasn’t Chic’
RubblebucketTriangular Daisies EP (includes a cover of the Beatles’ “Michelle”; Roll Call)
• Bad Penny download: “Triangular Daisies
Ravi Shankar and George Harrison Collaborations (limited-edition numbered box set with three CDs and one DVD; encompasses studio and concert material; rare photos and 56-page book with forward by Philip Glass also included; Dark Horse)
Shonen Knife – “Live at Mohawk Place” DVD (digital version; previously available at indie brick-and-mortar stores; recorded on 2009 North American tour; Good Charamel)
Third DayMove (features the Blind Boys of Alabama; Essential)
Times of Grace (features Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and former vocalist Jesse Leach) – “Strength in Numbers” single (Roadrunner)
• free download: “Strength in Numbers” (available from October 15 at 8 a.m. PT to October 17 at 8 a.m. PT)
Ursula 1000Fuzz EP (features Fred Schneider; physical release; previously available digitally; ESL)
• Bad Penny interview: “B-52s’ Fred Schneider: ‘It’s Better to Make Up Stuff for Interviews Than Tell the Truth’
Wax Fang – “The Astronaut (Part 1)” single (Removador Recordings & Solutions)
Ben WeaverMirepoix & Smoke (Bloodshot)
♥♥♥ Wow & FlutterEquilibrio! (Mt. Fuji)
• Bad Penny download: “Scars
Various artistsAux Vol. 2 (featuring songs from the Olivia Tremor Control, Horaflora, more; Aux)
• Bad Penny download: Jay Nackashi’s “My Earthly Creature
Various artistsGerms of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion (features Tegan and Sara, Ted Leo, more; available for free on MySpace; MySpace/Spin)
Various artistsRadioclit Present: The Sound of Club Secousse (features songs by the Very Best, Bab Lee, more; Crammed Discs)


RecoilWant – The Architect Mixes EP (features three remixes; only available digitally; Mute)
SharksShow of Hands EP (U.K. release; Best Before)
Evan VoytasTomorrow Night We’ll Go Anywhere EP (digital version; physical release drops in November; Cascine)
WallsGaberdine Remixe EP (Kompakt)


Jane BirkinDi Doo Dah (reissue; CD version has two bonus tracks; also available on vinyl; Light in the Attic)
ClimberThe Mystic (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “I Have Seen Everything
Xiu Xiu – “Razor Scooter”/ “Sashay Away” single (digital only; available exclusively on


Absinthe Rose/Humanwine – split album (Rodent Popsicle)
Agent RibbonsChateau Crone (Antenna Farm)
All That RemainsFor We Are Many (available on CD and vinyl; produced by Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz; Prosthetic)
• free download: “For We Are Many” (e-mail address required)
AngraAqua (LP has three bonus tracks; SPV/Steamhammer)
Antony and the JohnsonsSwanlights (special edition includes 144-page art book; download card available with pre-orders; Secretly Canadian)
• RCRD LBL download: “The Spirit Was Gone
Arson Anthem (features Phil Anselmo, Hank Williams III, more) – Insecurity Notoriety (Housecore)
AtreyuCovers of the Damned EP (five covers of songs by Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy, Deftones, more; features members of Chiodos, Blessthefall, more; digital version to be available for free; limited-edition vinyl version to be sold at band’s shows; Hollywood)
• Monster Energy EP stream (available October 6-7)
Beats AntiqueBlind Threshold (features John Popper, Lynx, more; Antique)
• Pop Matters download: “There Ya Go (Featuring John Popper)
Andy Bell – “Non-Stop” single (digital only; Mute)
Belle and SebastianBelle and Sebastian Write About Love (Rough Trade)
Bird by SnowCommon Wealth (recorded with Tim Green; Gnome Life)
Fader download: “Friends in the City
Birds & BatteriesPanorama (Velvet Blue/ Spune)
• Magnet download: “Strange Kind of Mirror
The Black (features ex-members of … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Voxtrot) – Sun in the Day, Moon at Night (Moon)
• Bad Penny download: “Throwing Away
• Bad Penny download: “Love Don’t Need a Reason
The Black Heart ProcessionBlood Bunny/ Black Rabbit EP (includes three new songs and remixes by Lee “Scratch” Perry, Eluvium, more; limited copies available; Temporary Residence Ltd.)
Blank DogsLand and Fixed (Captured Tracks)
Blue Water White Death (Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg) – Blue Water White Death (Graveface)
British Sea PowerZeus E.P. (limited-edition vinyl version; previously available digitally; Rough Trade)
• Bad Penny interview: “British Sea Power: ‘Girls Are A Lot Prettier In The U.S.- And So Are The Boys’
• free download: “Zeus” (e-mail address required)
CallersLife of Love (Western Vinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “Life of Love
• Bad Penny download: “How You Hold Your Arms
• Village Voice download: “You Are an Arc
Chiddy BangThe Preview (EMI)
• Hypetrak download: “Opposite of Adults (Kids – Big Gigantic Remix)
Circle of AnimalsDestroy the Light (Relapse)
Nels ClineDirty Baby (two-CD set; Cryptogramophone)
Cloud NothingsTurning On (rarities collection; Carpark)
Coke BustLines in the Sand (remastered and remixed reissue with 15 unreleased and rare bonus tracks; Six Weeks)
• Dying Scene download: “Time Theft
The CrownDoomsday King (Century Media)
Dead Leaf EchoTruth (available digitally via Apollo Audio; vinyl version released by Custom Made)
DelukaYou Are the Night (previously available digitally; Vel)
• Bad Penny download: “Nevada
• Bad Penny download: “Cascade (Acoustic)
Dimmu BorgirAbrahadabra (previously available overseas; Nuclear Blast)
Dive IndexThe Surface We Divide (features Joseph Arthur, ex-Ride vocalist Mark Gardener, more; Neutral)
• Bad Penny download: “Cut
• Magnet download: “Love Like Ghosts” (features Mark Gardener)
Dusted AngelEarth Sick Mind (recorded by Billy Anderson; Mankind)
The Empire Shall Fall (features ex-Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse David Leach) – Awaken (previously available overseas; Restricted)
EnvyRecitation (available on CD and vinyl; Temporary Residence Ltd.)
Exit CalmExit Calm (Sonic Unyon)
Exray’sAmmunition Teeth EP (available digitally and on cassette; features the Decemberists’ Nate Query; Howells Transmitter)
• Bad Penny feature: “My City Rules: Exray’s On San Francisco
K.FlayK.Flay EP (self-released)
Fox in the Henhouse (Wakefield’s Ryan Escolopio) – Fox in the Henhouse (iBot)
• Bad Penny download: “Up (Change)
• Bad Penny download: “Fears
Free Moral Agents (features Mars Volta keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens) – Control This (Chocolate Industries)
The Fresh & OnlysPlay It Strange (In the Red)
Friendly FiresBugged Out! Presents Suck My Deck (previously available overseas; !K7)
• free download: Friendly Fires and Azari & III’s “Stay Here” (e-mail address required)
Gay for Johnny DeppSex Vid Singles Club EP (Shinebox)
• The Village Voice download: “You Have a Theory, I Have a Gun
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “Suckcess
Gold PandaLucky Shiner (physical version; previously available digitally; Ghostly International)
Gram RabbitMiracles & Metaphors (Cobraside)
The Green ChildrenEncounter (Spinside)
GrowlersHot Tropics (CD version; LP drops October 26; Everloving)
♥♥♥ Hail of BulletsOn Divine Winds (Metal Blade)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
• Metal Underground album stream (expires October 11)
HauschkaForeign Landscapes (130701)
• The Hype Machine album stream (expires October 11)
Holy Sons (Om and Grails drummer Emil Amos) – Survivalist Tales (Partisan)
• Bad Penny download: “Slow Days
Hot PandaHow Come I’m Dead? (co-produced by New Pornographers’ John Collins; Mint)
• Bad Penny download: “Mindlessnesslessness
HurtbirdNature Vs. City (previously available in limited release; Hurtbird)
IdlewildPost Electric Blues (Nice Music Group)
Indigo GirlsHolly Happy Days (holiday album consisting of Christmas songs and cover of Woody Guthrie’s “Happy Joyous Hanukkah”; IG/Vanguard)
IntronautValley of Smoke (Century Media)
Liz JanesSay Goodbye (Asthmatic Kitty)
K.FlayK.Flay EP (self-released)
Las RobertasCry Out Loud (available digitally and as a limited-edition CD, cassette and 12-inch; Art Fag)
• album stream
• Altered Zones download: “In Between Buses (Algodón Egipcio Remix)
• Gorilla vs. Bear download: “Back to the End
Less Than JakeTV/EP (available as a download, a CD and a limited-edition die-cut 7-inch; Sleep It Off)
Los CenzontlesRaza de Oro (Golden People)
LoversDark Light (Badman)
• Bad Penny download: “Figure 8
• MOG download: “Don’t You Want It
Dina MaccabeeWho Do You Suppose You Are (Antephonic)
• Bad Penny download: “Driving Is Fun
• Bad Penny download: “Hi Yo
MadballEmpire (Good Fight)
Masters of RealityPine/ Cross Dover (features members of Eagles of Death Metal, ex-Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Brendon McNichol, more; Cool Green)
• JamBase download: “King Richard TLH
¡Mayday!Stuck on an Island (¡Mayday!)
Cheyenne Marie MizeBefore Lately (SonaBlast!)
The MoondoggiesTidelands (Hardly Art/ Sub Pop)
Mutemath – “Armistice Live” DVD (recorded last fall; comes with CD; Teleprompt/ Warner Bros.)
NegligenceCoordinates of Confusion (Metal Blade)
Silje NesOpticks (FatCat)
NottzYou Need This Music (features Snoop Dogg, Travis Barker, more; Raw Koncept)
Off! (features members of Black Flag, Burning Brides, Hot Snakes, more) – 1st EP (only available as a limited-edition 7-inch; features artwork by Raymond Pettibon; Vice)
• Bad Penny download: “Upside Down
Old 97’sThe Grand Theatre Volume One (New West)
• Bad Penny interview: Old 97’s Frontman Rhett Miller On Getting Married, His Literary Ambitions, ‘Total Anarchy’ With Jon Brion
The Orb featuring David GilmourMetallic Spheres (deluxe edition has bonus disc with surround-sound mixes; Columbia)
Doug PaisleyConstant Companion (features Leslie Feist and the Band’s Garth Hudson; No Quarter)
Pantha du PrinceLay in a Shimmer EP (only available as a 12-inch; Beggars Banquet)
PepperStitches EP (Law)
Pigeon JohnDragon Slayer (Quannum)
• Bad Penny download: “Before We’re Gone
PoobahLet Me In (CD version has 12 bonus tracks; deluxe-double-gatefold 12-inch has 10 bonus tracks; also available digitally; remastered reissue; Ripple)
PujolAlive at the Same Time EP (limited-edition vinyl version; Turbo Time)
PunchesSleepless City EP (only available digitally; Our Label)
• Filter download: “Feeling Right
• free download: “Feeling Right (The Phantom’s Revenge Remix)
• free download: “Feeling Right (Justin Faust Remix)
Joshua RadinThe Rock and the Tide (Mom + Pop)
SalteensGrey Eyes (first album in seven years; Boompa)
• Bandcamp download: “If Love Is Gone Where Do We Go From Here
Sister HazelHeartland Highway (Rock Ridge)
Sky LarkinKaleide (previously available digitally; Wichita)
SlayerThe Vinyl Conflict (limited-edition package featuring all 10 studio albums; American Recordings/ Sony Legacy)
Small SinsPot Calls Kettle Black (Small Sins/ Arts & Crafts)
• free download: “Pot Calls Kettle Black
SmegmaMirage (includes material recorded live at the Smegma House Party in September 2009; only available on CD and vinyl; CD has two bonus tracks, one of which is previously unreleased; Important)
The So So GlosLow Back Chain Shift EP (Green Owl)
SpectralsSpectrals Extended Play EP (digital edition; physical version available in January; Moshi Moshi)
• Bad Penny download: “Chip a Tooth (Spoil a Smile)
Spiritual Beggars (features members of Arch Enemy, Opeth, Firewind) – Return to Zero (InsideOut)
Starfucker – “Julius” single (limited-edition 7-inch; comes with MP3; previously available digitally; Polyvinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “Julius
• Bad Penny download: “Julius (Painted Palms Remix) MP3
Sufjan StevensThe Age of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty)
Kelley StoltzTo Dreamers (Sub Pop)
Sun ArawOff Duty EP (CD and digital versions come with Boat Trip; also available as a 12-inch; Woodsist)
• Pitchfork download: “Last Chants
SunnsZeroes QC (Secretly Canadian)
• free Zeroes EP download (e-mail address required)
TesseractConcealing Fate EP (available digitally and as a limited-edition digipak sold exclusively at CM Distro; Prosthetic)
• free download: “IV – Perfection” (Facebook or Twitter referral required)
Richard and Linda ThompsonShoot Out the Lights (Deluxe Edition) (reissue of 1982 album; includes bonus CD of unreleased songs; Rhino)
Thrift Store CowboysLight Fighter (DIY)
Yann TiersenDustlane (Anti-)
• Amazon (free) download: “Ashes” (e-mail address required)
TitanSweet Dreams. Sweet Dreams (Relapse)
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “Wooded Altar Beyond the Wander
Turbo Fruits – “Where the Stars Don’t Shine” 7-inch (Turbo Time)
Unknown ComponentThe Infinite Definitive (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Moving Out of Frame
Unsun (features ex-Vader guitarist Maurycy “Mauser” Stefanowicz) – Clinic for Dolls (Armoury/ Eagle Rock)
White MothWhite Moth (features Alec Empire, Lydia Lunch, Dälek, more; Angel Oven)
Kathryn WilliamsRelations (covers album of songs by Kurt Cobain, Neil Young, more; One Little Indian)
• Bad Penny feature: Revising History: Kathryn Williams On Nick Drake’s Bryter Layter, Björk’s Homogenic, More
Kendl WinterApple Core (K)
WinterfyllethThe Mercian Sphere (previously available in Europe; Candlelight)
The WinterlingsThe Animal Groom (Redwood River)
• Bad Penny feature: “Memento: Winterlings’ Autumn Harvest
WoeQuietly, Undramatically (Candlelight)
Wolf PeopleSteeple (Jagjaguwar)
♥♥♥ Working for a Nuclear Free CityThe Jojo Burger Tempest (available as a double-CD and a double-LP; Melodic)
• Bad Penny download: “Silent Times
Yellowbirds – “The Rest of My Life” single (only available digitally; The Royal Potato Family)
Young ManBoy EP (physical version; previously available digitally; Frenchkiss)
• Bad Penny download: “Five
• Bad Penny download: “Up So Fast
Hans Zimmer – “Inception” score (clear-vinyl version; limited to 1,000 copies; available exclusively at; Warner Bros.)
Zola Jesus – TBA EP (includes new and rare songs; Sacred Bones)
Various artistsBugged Out! Presents Suck My Deck – Mixed by Friendly Fires (features songs by the Phenomenal Handclap Band, the Egyptian Lover, more; Bugged Out!)
Various artistsFrom the Land of Ice and Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin (features covers by Chris Walla, M. Ward, Portland Cello Project, more; two CDs; portion of proceeds goes to First Octave; Jealous Butcher)
Various artistsSimian Mobile Disco Is Fixed (features remixes of songs by Hot Chip, DJ Hell, more; Defend)
Various artists – “Jackass 3D” soundtrack (available digitally; physical version drops October 26; features Weezer, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O, more; Epitaph)
Various artists – “The Vampire Diaries” soundtrack (features exclusive songs by the Smashing Pumpkins, Gorillaz, Goldfrapp, more; EMI)


And She WhisperedSome Call it Writers Block, I Call It Heartache EP (Extreme Visions)
EvileInfected Nations Redux (limited-edition reissue with bonus CD featuring cover of Pantera’s “Cemetery Gates,” six live songs from Hammerfest 2009 and eight more bonus tracks with new bassist Joel Graham; pre-orders come with patch and sticker sheet; Earache)
Various artistsGilles Peterson Presents: Worldwide – A Celebration of His Syndicated Radio Show (two-CD compilation featuring songs by M.I.A., Gotan Project, more; BBE)


Lesser/Matmos/WobblySimultaneous Quodlibet (only available on vinyl; Important)
MortiisPerfectly Defect (free album; self-released)
• free album download (available starting October 10)
NihitiOther People’s Memories (Lo Bit Landscapes)


John LennonBox Of Vision (released in conjunction with 70th anniversary of Lennon’s birth and the John Lennon Tim Capsule Project; limited to 7,500 copies; designed to hold 32 Lennon albums; includes hard-bound book, album artwork, and two recordable CDs and two recordable DVDs intended for fans to store additional content of their choosing; EMI)


Tom ZéEstudando a Bossa (Luaka Bop) and Studies of Tom Zé: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You (vinyl box; includes Estudando a Bossa, and reissues of Estudando o Samba and Estudando o Pagode; Luaka Bop)
Various artistsBalance 017: Timo Maas (features songs and remixes of songs by Placebo, William Orbit, more; Balance)


11 Acorn LaneHappy Holy Days (holiday album; Wooden Hat)
AficionadoWhen It Comes to Creation EP (produced by Don Fury; vinyl version includes download card; No Sleep)
Allo Darlin’Allo Darlin’ (Fortuna Pop!)
Amusement Parks on FireRoad Eyes (Filter)
Apache BeatLast Chants (features members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Rapture and Lightspeed Champion; Babylon/ Beverly Martel)
• Bad Penny download: “Another Day (Blood Diamonds Remix)
Articles of Faith – TBA (available digitally and on vinyl; Alternative Tentacles)
♥♥♥ Blood Red ShoesFire Like This (V2/Nice)
• Bad Penny download: “Light It Up
BonjayBroughtupsy (The Orchard)
• Nylon download: “Jamelia
British Sea PowerZeus E.P. (digital version; limited-edition vinyl available October 12; Rough Trade)
• Bad Penny interview: British Sea Power: ‘Girls Are A Lot Prettier In The U.S.- And So Are The Boys’
• free download: “Zeus” (e-mail address required)
Brute ForceI, Brute Force – Confections of Love (reissue with bonus tracks; on CD for the first time; Bar/None)
Cheap TimeFantastic Explanations (and Similar Situations) (In the Red)
ClinicBubblegum (available as a CD and a special-edition vinyl set that also includes the Son of Bubblegum LP, a fold-out poster and more; Domino)
The CreepshowThey All Fall Down (Hellcat)
CrowbarCrowbar, Live +1 and Time Heals Nothing (reissues; E1 Metal)
Dark Dark DarkWild Go (Supply and Demand)
♥♥♥ DownDiary of a Mad Band (London concert from 2006; two-CD/one-DVD version; pre-orders comes with a bonus live song; bundles with limited-edition T-shirt, and T-shirt and flag, also available; triple-LP/one-DVD set arrives October 26; Down)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Emergency GateThe Nemesis Construct (Metalville/Twilight)
Sharon Van EttenEpic (features members of Espers, She Keeps Bees, more; Ba Da Bing!)
• Crave Online download: “Stone the Crow
Fistful of Mercy (Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison) – As I Call You Down (first 300 pre-orders come with signed poster; previously available on vinyl; Hot)
• Bad Penny download: “Fistful of Mercy
FlattbushOtomatik Attak (Koolarrow)
Wolfgang Gartner – “Illmerica” single (Ultra)
The Gay BladesSavages (Triple Crown)
• Bad Penny download: “Try to Understand
♥♥♥ GlasserRing (True Panther)
GusterEasy Wonderful (Aware/Universal)
• free download: “Bad Bad World” (e-mail address, or Facebook or Twitter referral, required)
• Wall Street Journal album stream
Fran HealyWreckorder (features Paul McCartney and Neko Case; special edition also available; portion of special-edition proceeds goes to Save the Children; Ryko)
The HoursIt’s Not How You Start, It’s How You Finish (digital version; iTunes deluxe edition has three bonus songs and three videos; Adeline)
Husky RescueShip of Light (domestic deluxe edition; Catskills)
• RCRD LBL download: “Fast Lane
• Under the Radar download: “Fast Lane (Two Bit Thugs Remix)
• RCRD LBL download: “They Are Coming (Warrior One Remix)
Alain JohannesSpark (includes “Endless Eyes,” ode to late wife and Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Natasha Shneider; Rekords Rekords/ Dangerbird)
• Bad Penny download: “Endless Eyes
• free download: “Fall to Grace” (e-mail address required)
Julius COK, OK. (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Don’t Want Anybody
Jupe JupeInvaders (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Add as a Friend
• Bad Penny download: “Something About Love
Tim Kasher (Cursive/ Good Life frontman) – The Game of Monogamy (all orders made on Saddle Creek Web site come with instant album download; bundles come with 7-inches, a signed poster, a T-shirt, other ephemera; Saddle Creek)
• free download: “Cold Love” (e-mail address required)
• Absolute Punk album stream (expires October 2)
The Kindergarten Circus – “No More Wizards” 7-inch (Chicken Ranch)
• Bad Penny download: “Twin Evils
KordanThe Longing (Last Bummer)
• RCRD LBL download: “Mirror
• RCRD LBL download: Houses’ “Endless Spring (Kordan Remix)
La PlebeBrazo en Brazo (Koolarrow)
Legendary Pink DotsSeconds Late for the Brighton Line (limited-edition vinyl version has two LPs and one bonus track; ROIR)
Leland SundriesThe Apothecary EP (L’Echiquier)
John LennonDouble Fantasy Stripped Down/ Double Fantasy; Gimme Some Truth (available as a four-CD set and also digitally; EMI); Imagine (EMI); John Lennon/ Plastic Ono Band (EMI); John Lennon Signature Box (available as an 11-CD box and also digitally; both versions have 13 unreleased tracks; EMI); Milk and Honey (EMI); Mind Games (EMI); Power to the People: The Hits (with DVD; EMI); Rock ‘n’ Roll (EMI); Some Time in New York City (EMI); and Walls and Bridges (EMI)
James Vincent McMorrowJames Vincent McMorrow EP (Vagrant)
Method of Defiance (features Bill Laswell, Funkadelic’s Bernie Worrell, more) – Jahbulon (M.O.D. Technologies)
Mexicans With Guns/ Robot KochFriends of Friends Volume 3 (digital version; limited-edition LP due later; remixes collection; Friends of Friends)
• Yes Yes Y’All download: album mini-mix by My Hollow Drum’s Tully
• Los Angeles Times download: “Icaros (Free the Robots Remix)
The Microscopic SeptetFriday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk (Cuneiform)
Middle Class RutNo Name No Color (Bright Antenna)
Mumdance (a.k.a. Jack Adams)) – Mum Decent EP (features Esser and Badness; Mad Decent)
• Stereogum download: “Battle (Featuring Esser)” (Wookie cover; non-EP track)
Arthur NassonEcho Garden (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Unglued
• Bad Penny download: “Summer Drops
New CollisionsThe Optimist (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Ne’er-Do-Well
• Bad Penny download: “Over
Nurse With Wound/ LarsenErroneous: A Selection of Errors (only available on CD; Important)
Ozzy OsbourneScream (two-CD tour edition reissue with seven bonus tracks and additional video content; four-sided vinyl also available; Epic)
Redstone HallElephant EP (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Get Back Jack
Jason RobinsonThe Two Faces of Janus (Cuneiform)
Royal BathsLitanies (Woodsist)
RumspringaSway (Cantora)
• Bad Penny download: “Queer Eyed Boy
Sailors With Wax Wings (features R. Loren of Pyramids) – Sailors With Wax Wings (features members of Swans, Unwound, Mamiffer, more; Angel Oven)
• album stream
Shadow Shadow ShadeShadow Shadow Shade (available at select indie retailers; Public)
• Bad Penny download: “Say Yes
Sistol (Vladislav Delay) – Sistol (reissue of 1999 album On the Bright Side; available digitally and as a deluxe double-CD with additional remixes and reworked songs; Phthalo)
• Fact download: “On the Bright Side (Scuba’s The Bright Side Remix)
• Fact download: “Funseeker (Oneohtrix Point Never’s Rainbro Mix)
SoarsSoars (La Société Expéditionnaire)
SoundgardenTelephantasm (single-disc reissue; Deluxe Edition dropped September 28; A&M/UMe)
Marnie SternMarnie Stern (Kill Rock Stars)
• free download: “For Ash
Still Flyin’ – “Victory Walker” 7-inch (Ernest Jenning)
StimulatorsLoud Fast Rules! (reissue; available on CD and vinyl only; ROIR)
TrickyMixed Race (features Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, Terry Lynn, more; Domino)
Tu FawningHearts on Hold (Provenance)
Corin Tucker Band1,000 Years (Kill Rock Stars)
• free download: “Doubt
Ursula 1000Fuzz EP (features Fred Schneider; digital version; physical release drops October 19; ESL)
• Bad Penny interview: “B-52s’ Fred Schneider: ‘It’s Better to Make Up Stuff for Interviews Than Tell the Truth’
The Very Best – “Julia” single (12-inch version; previously available digitally; features the title track and four remixes by Javelin, Lazy Flow, more; Green Owl)
• Bad Penny download: “Angonde (Johan Hugo Remix Featuring Mo Laudi)
White Sea (M83’s Morgan Kibby) – Saturdays = Youth EP (self-released)
• Urban Outfitters download: full EP (expires October 9)
• RCRD LBL download: “Mountaineer
Dustin Wong (member of Ponytail and Ecstatic Sunshine) – Infinite Love (available as a two-CD/one-DVD and two-LP/one-EP/one-DVD set; Thrill Jockey)
Tom ZéEstudando a Bossa (available digitally, on CD and as part of the Studies of Tom Zé: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You vinyl box set; Luaka Bop)
Tom ZéStudies of Tom Zé: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You (limited-edition vinyl box set; includes three 180-gram LPs, a 7-inch, a CD, a booklet and a key to download digital versions of all the music content; pre-order comes with Luaka Bop T-shirt; Luaka Bop)
Various artistsNinja Tune XX Box Set (includes four CDs, limited-edition 7-inches and 12-inches, a book, posters, more; Ninja Tune)
• Ninja Tune downloads (various songs; e-mail address required)
Various artists – “I’m Here” soundtrack (features Animal Collective, Girls, more; Chocolate Industries)


Adam KesherGravy Train EP (Disque Primeur)
• Bad Penny download: “Gravy Train (Fortune Remix)
MiM0SASilver Lining EP (Muti)
• URB download: “Pushing Little Daisies
Various artistsG.I. Disco: The History of the Cold War’s Hottest 80’s Club Music in West Germany – Compiled by Kalle Kuts & Daniel W. Best (BBE)


Atlantean KodexThe Golden Bough (Cruz del Sur)


Cut Copy – “Where I’m Going” single (limited-edition 7-inch version; Modular/ Universal Music Group Australia)
Pink NastyPink Nasty (self-released)


UNKLE's The Answer

The 88The 88 (self-produced; previously available on iTunes only; 88/ Rocket Science)
• AOL download: “Center of the Sun
Abigail WilliamsIn the Absence of Light (Candlelight)
AeroplaneWe Can’t Fly (digital version; available in other formats on November 30; features vocals by Au Revoir Simone, Sky Ferreira, more; Ultra)
AlexisonfireiTunes Originals (includes album tracks, live songs and interview clips; iTunes exclusive; Vagrant)
Ólöf ArnaldsInnundir Skinni (One Little Indian)
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “Innundir Skinni
The Atlas MothThe One Amongst the Weed Fields EP (covers release featuring songs by Failure, the Doors, Pink Floyd, more; Candlelight)
Bad ReligionThe Dissent of Man (produced by Joe Barresi; Epitaph)
Bajah + the Dry Eye CrewBajah + the Dry Eye Crew (One Haven)
♥♥♥ Black AnvilTriumverate (Relapse)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Black Dub (features Daniel Lanois) – Black Dub (special vinyl version with download card; available in other formats November 2; Jive)
Blackbird BlackbirdSummer Heart 12-inch (Arcade Sound Ltd.)
David BowieStation to Station (available as a three-CD special edition; a limited-edition five-CD super-deluxe edition; a three-LP deluxe edition; a digital special edition; and a DVD Audio disc; Virgin/EMI)
• Bad Penny interview: “David Bowie Faces Reality
• Bad Penny interview transcript: “David Bowie Transcript, 7.9.03: ‘I Am The Man Who Found Velvet Underground!’
Breathe Owl BreatheMagic Central (Hometapes)
• Bad Penny download: “Own Stunts
Ana CaravelleBasic Climb (available digitally and on vinyl; Non Projects)
• LA Weekly download: “Blackberries (Asura Remix)
• Los Angeles Times download: “Shapeshifting (Anenon Just One Shape Remix)
Johnny CashJohnny Cash at Folsom Prison and San Quentin (vinyl reissues; Sundazed)
The Chemical Brothers – “Another World” single (three-song 12-inch version; previously available digitally with one bonus track; Astralwerks)
ClutchRobot Hive/ Exodus (CD/DVD dual-disc reissue; DVD has eight songs performed on Sounds of the Underground in 2005 and “Burning Beard” video; vinyl version due later this year; Weathermaker)
The CoastQueen Cities (Aporia)
Katie CostelloThe City in Me EP (Tiny Tiny)
• Filter download: “Cityscape
The Dance PartyTouch (features contributions from members of the Darkness, Neon Trees, more; Hell Ya!)
DarlingsWarma EP (Famous Class)
Miles Davis featuring Sonny RollinsDig (enhanced reissue; Concord)
DelukaYou Are the Night (digital version; available physically October 26; Vel)
• RCRD LBL download: “OMFG (Lauren Flax Remix)
• PopMatters download: “Nevada
DeerhunterHalcyon Digest (LP version has album-download card; pre-orders come with a poster; 4AD)
Del ReyImmemorial (only available as a 12-inch with CD included; At a Loss)
• album stream
DelukaYou Are the Night (digital only; physical version drops October 26; Vel)
Diamond Rings – “Something Else” 7-inch (limited to 500 copies; Secret City)
Duran DuranBig Thing and Notorious (limited-edition remastered reissues; each has two CDs, one DVD, a poster and other ephemera; also available digitally; Capitol/EMI)
Electric SixZodiac (Metropolis)
Emil & FriendsDowned Economy EP (Cantora)
• Bad Penny download: “Short Order Cooks
• Bad Penny download: “Girlfriend on Girlfriend (Phoenix + Michael)
• Bad Penny download: “Josephine
• Bad Penny download: Passion Pit’s “Passion Pit’s Sleepyhead (Emil & Friends Remix)
FencesFences (produced by Tegan and Sara’s Sara Quin; Onto Entertainment/ ADA)
Fistful of Mercy (Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison) – As I Call You Down (vinyl version; available in other formats October 5; Hot)
• Bad Penny download: “Fistful of Mercy
The Flatliners – “Monumental” 7-inch (Fat Wreck Chords)
FlightThe Lead Riders EP (only available as a 12-inch limited to 500 copies; Zoo)
• Fader EP stream
Floored by Four (features Mike Watt, Nels Cline, more) – Floored by Four (Chimera)
• Bad Penny feature: “Revising History: Mike Watt On John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, More
FramesMosaik (SPV)
Fucked UpYear of the Ox 12-inch (available digitally and as a limited-edition 12-inch; features Zola Jesus’ Nika Roza Danilova; Merge)
GlasserRing (True Panther)
• True Panther download: “Mirrorage
• True Panther download: “Home
Chilly GonzalesIvory Tower (Arts & Crafts)
Grand MagusGrand Magus and Monument (reissues; Metal Blade)
GrandchildrenEverlasting (Green Owl)
• free download: “Saturn Returns” (e-mail address required)
• Spinner album stream (expires September 25)
The Green ChildrenDragons EP (features remixes by Paul Oakenfold and Digital Dog; Spinside)
Half-Handed CloudAs Stowaways in Cabinets of Surf, We Live-Out in Our Members a Kind of Rebirth (Asthmatic Kitty)
HalfordHalford IV: Made of Metal (Metal God)
Jesse HarrisCosmo (Tzadik)
Heavy HawaiiHH (12-inch is limited to 500 copies; digital version has five outtakes Art Fag)
• album stream
• Altered Zones download: “Sleeping Bag
• Weekly Tape Deck download: “Teen Angel
Highlife (Sleepy Doug Shaw) – Best Bless EP (features members of White Magic, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and Gang Gang Dance; The Social Registry)
HoodlessMusic for Jerks (self-released)
The Hush NowShiver Me Starships EP (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “The Other Ones
free EP download (available beginning September 28)
Jimmy Eat WorldInvented (DGC/Interscope)
In GrenadaBreak (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Hills (Flooded Valleys)
• Bad Penny download: “Distance and Temptation
KlaxonsSurfing the Void (previously available on iTunes and overseas; produced by Ross Robinson; TinyOgre)
Axel KrygierPesebre (Crammed Discs)
James Labrie (Dream Theater singer) – Static Impulse (InsideOut)
• free download: “Mislead” (Twitter or Facebook referral required)
Joe LapagliaSoon (Moongadget)
LazerbeakLegend Recognize Legend (comes with DVD; Doomtree)
LiarsLive at Shepherds Bush Empire EP (five songs recorded in May 2010; iTunes exclusive; Mute)
Madball – “The Real American HC” 7-inch (limited to 400 copies; Reaper)
Benny MarchantConversations Missed EP (Marina)
• Blender EP stream
MerideneSomething Like Blood (produced and mixed by Peter Wolf Crier’s Brian Moen; Amble Down)
• download: “Parade of Fools
The Most Serene RepublicFantasick Impossibliss (Home of the Rebels)
My Chemical Romance – “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)” single (only available digitally; Reprise)
Neon IndianPsychic Chasms (available as a double-CD and a double-LP on September 28; previously available digitally; deluxe edition with Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed, which consists of nine bonus remixes and cover songs by Toro y Moi, Javelin and more; Fader/ Static Tongues)
No AgeEverything in Between (Sub Pop)
♥♥♥ Nuclear Power PantsWicked Eats the Warrior (Anchor Brain)
• Bad Penny download: “Screwdriver
Nymph (features members of Coyote and Dark Meat) – Nymph (available digitally and on CD; The Social Registry)
October TideA Thin Shell (Candlelight)
OMDHistory of Modern (first new album in 14 years; domestic version, featuring exclusive track with Aretha Franklin guest appearance; Bright Antenna)
OSIOffice of Strategic Influence (reissue; limited-edition version comes with bonus video-enhanced CD featuring covers of Pink Floyd, Neil Young songs; Metal Blade)
Owen – “Abandoned Bridges” 7-inch (limited to 500 copies; includes cover of Wilco’s “I’m Always in Love”; Polyvinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “Abandoned Bridges
PaleoA View of the Sky (Partisan)
Owen PallettA Swedish Love Story EP (Domino)
ParlourSimulacrenfield (available on CD and vinyl; Temporary Residence Ltd.)
Peelander-ZP-TV-Z (Chicken Ranch)
• Bad Penny download: “E-I-E-I-O
Richard PinhasMetal/Crystal (double album; features Merzbow, Wolf Eyes, more; Cuneiform)
The PosiesBlood/Candy (features members of Broken Social Scene, the Stranglers, Letters to Cleo; Ryko)
• Bad Penny download: “Licenses to Hide” (features Broken Social Scene’s Lisa Lobsinger)
♥♥♥ PowergloveSaturday Morning Apocalypse (E1 Metal)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Pro-PainAbsolute Power (Regain)
• Stereokiller album stream
Refried Ice CreamWitness to the Storm (Team Love)
The River City RebelsDone With Love (available as a limited-edition colored LP and an iTunes download; Modhouse)
Luke RobertsBig Bells and Dime Songs (LP version; Ecstatic Peace)
Mark Ronson & the Business Intl.Record Collection (features contributions by Ghostface Killah, members of Duran Duran and the Drums, more; marks Ronson’s debut as a vocalist; RCA)
Sailors With Wax WingsSailors With Wax Wings (Angel Oven)
SalemKing Night (I Am Sound)
• Bad Penny download: “Asia (oOoOO Remix)
• Stereogum download: “King Night
The ♥♥♥ SecretSolve Et Coagula (Southern Lord)
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “Double Slaughter
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
The SleepingThe Big Deep (Victory)
Slipknot – “(Sic)nesses” DVD (June 2009 concert; also has documentary, videos; Roadrunner)
SoundgardenTelephantasm (retrospective collection with one unreleased song; expanded version has two CDs, five unreleased songs and limited-edition DVD; deluxe three-LP version also available; limited-edition Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition collates all assets, also includes poster and other ephemera; A&M/UMe)
Adam Haworth Stephens (of Two Gallants) – We Live on Cliffs (pre-orders come with link to stream album, download it beginning September 14; pre-order bundles also include limited-edition silkscreen poster, exclusive T-shirt, more; Saddle Creek)
• free download: “Second Mind” (e-mail address required)
• free download: “The Cities That You’ve Burned” (e-mail address required)
♥♥♥ Sweet CobraMercy (Black Market Activities)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Three Mile PilotThe Inevitable Past Is the Future Forgotten (first album in 13 years; available on CD and vinyl; Temporary Residence Ltd.)
Tired Pony (features members of Belle & Sebastian, R.E.M. and Snow Patrol) – The Place We Ran From (Mom + Pop)
Twin ShadowForget (physical release; previously available digitally; produced by Chris Taylor; Terrible)
• Bad Penny download: “I Can’t Wait
• Pitchfork download: “Slow
• RCRD LBL download: “Slow (Gordon Voidwell Remix)
Twin Shadow/ Violens – split single (7-inch version; previously available digitally; Terrible)
♥♥♥ Unearthly TranceV (Relapse)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Univers ZeroHeresie (expanded and remixed reissue; Cuneiform)
The UpsidedownThe Town With Bad Wiring (Reverb)
Uz Jsme DomaCaves/Jeskyne (Cuneiform)
VictoireCathedral City (features the National’s Bryce Dessner; New Amsterdam)
Hank WilliamsHank Williams Complete Mother Best Recordings … Plus! (collector’s box set containing 15 CDs and one DVD; Time Life)
The Wonder YearsThe Upsides (reissue with four new songs; Hopeless)
♥♥♥ WomenPublic Strain (Jagjaguwar)
• Bad Penny download: “Eyesore
• Pitchfork download: “Narrow With the Hall
XBXRXO EP (available digitally and as a 7-inch limited to 500 copies; Polyvinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “I Can See
Y La BambaLupon (Tender Loving Empire)
• Bad Penny download: “Juniper
YazReconnected Live (available as a two-CD limited-edition hardback with a download and other ephemera, and on iTunes with an exclusive bonus track; Mute)
Pete YornPete Yorn (produced by Frank Black; Vagrant)
• Bad Penny interview: Pete Yorn On Musicforthemorningafter: ‘It’s Too Clean’
• Bad Penny download: “Velcro Shoes
• Bad Penny download: “Precious Stone
Neil YoungLe Noise (also available as a deluxe CD/DVD; features Daniel Lanois on production and more; Reprise)
YuppicideAnthology: ’88-’98 (two-CD set featuring all the material the band recorded during that span; includes unreleased tracks, rare flyers, more ephemera; Dead City)
Various artists… A Show of Love, Respect & Grace – A Tribute to Mick Karn (features members of Calla, Porcupine Tree, more; only available digitally; The Council)
Various artistsDJ Spinna & BBE Soundsystem Present Strange Games & Funky Things Volume 5 (two CDs; BBE)
Various artistsIn Defense: A Benefit Album for the Civil Liberties Defense Center (only available digitally; features Willie Nelson, Pitch Black, more; Autonomous)
Various artists – “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” soundtrack (features new track by Broken Social Scene, additional songs by Pink Mountaintops, the Damned, more; iTunes version has exclusive new Broken Social Scene instrumental; Rhino)
Various artists – “Until the Light Takes Us” (Norwegian-black-metal documentary; limited-edition includes bonus DVD of material, including short film, outtakes, alternate endings and additional interviews with members of Enslaved, Mayhem, more; Factory 25)
• Bad Penny game: Extreme-Metal Word Search
• Bad Penny interview: “An Extremely Long Conversation About Extreme Metal With Albert Mudrain


Fops (features members of Thee More Shallows and Ral Partha Vogalbacher) – Yeth, Yeth, Yeth (Monotreme)


TurziB (Record Makers)
• Bad Penny download: “Bombay


White DenimLast Day of Summer (self-released)
• free album download


A Classic EducationHey There Stranger EP (Lefse)
The Black Twig PickersIronto Special (Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “Don’t Drink Nothing but Corn
Brass BedMelt White (Park the Van)
• Bad Penny download: “Begs Me Not to Beg
• Bad Penny download: “Pop Mission
Chuck BrownWe Got This (live CD/DVD surrounding Brown’s 74th birthday gig at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club; also includes bonus CD featuring five new songs and appearances by Jill Scott, Ledisi, more; Raw Venture)
Tony CastlesNo Service EP (Famous Class)
• Bad Penny download: “Black Girls in Dresses
Clare and the ReasonsLive In Amsterdam (available on iTunes and CD; recorded in June; features Van Dyke Parks on a cover of Harry Nilsson’s “He Needs Me”; Frog Stand)
Biffy ClyroOnly Revolutions (proper U.S. release; available at select indie stores; produced by Garth Richardson and mixed by Andy Wallace; Warner Bros.)
CopyHard Dream (includes R. Kelly remixes; Audio Dregs)
• XLR8R download: “Breakfast
Amelia CurranHunter, Hunter (Six Shooter)
Luke DoucetSteel City Trawler (Six Shooter)
Drunken Barn Dance (features members of Great Lakes Myth Society, Saturday Looks Good to Me, more) – Grey Buried (Quite Scientific)
• Bad Penny download: “A Winter’s Tale
DwarrAnimals (reissue; Drag City)
Karen Elson – “The Truth Is in the Dirt” single (available digitally and on vinyl; includes cover of Donovan’s “Season of the Witch”; Third Man/ XL)
Fake ProblemsReal Ghosts Caught on Tape (SideOneDummy)
• free album track (e-mail address required)
Michael Franti & SpearheadThe Sound of Sunshine (Capitol/ Boo Boo Wax)
Future IslandsUndressed EP (limited number available; features Double Dagger’s Denny Bowen; Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “Walking Through That Door
The Green Children – “Dragons” single (features remixes from Paul Oakenfold, Digital Dog; Spinside)
Grubbs/Belfi/PiliaOnrushing Cloud (Drag City)
Darren HanlonI Will Love You at All (features Shelley Short, Bright Eyes collaborator Rachel Blumberg, more; Yep Roc)
• Bad Penny download: “All These Things
Twig Harper & Daniel HiggsClairaudience Fellowship (LP limited to 1,000 copies; Thrill Jockey)
How to Dress WellHow to Dress Well (digital version; CD and LP due October 19; Lefse)
• Pitchfork download: “Decisions (Featuring Yuksel Arslan)
• Stereogum download: “Decisions (Spirit Animal Remix)
The Hundred in the HandsThe Hundred in the Hands (Warp)
KlaxonsSurfing the Void (iTunes version only; available on other digital outlets September 28; previously available overseas; produced by Ross Robinson; TinyOgre)
La OtracinaReality Has Got to Die (Holy Mountain)
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “Raze the Sky
John Legend & the RootsWake Up! (Columbia)
The Long Winters/ Spiral Stairs – split single (available digitally and as a limited-edition 7-inch with download code; Mt. Fuji)
Nick LoweAt My Age – The Impossible Bird, Dig My Mood and The Convincer (LP reissues; all three albums on vinyl for the first time; Yep Roc)
Magnetic IslandOut at Sea EP (available digitally and on cassette limited to 125 copies; Disregard)
• Bandcamp download: “Sung (Not Said)
• Spinner album stream
Roots Manuva Meets WrongtomDuppy Writer (features Riddla; Big Dada)
• Pop Matters download: Duppy Writer mix
• RCRD LBL download: “Butterfly Crab Walk (Featuring Riddla)
Meligrove BandShimmering Lights (Last Gang)
MidlakeFortune EP (digital only; features alternate and live versions of songs from The Courage of Others; Yep Roc)
The MigrantTravels in Lowland (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “In the Sun
• Bad Penny download: “The Organ Grinder
Vincent MinorVincent Minor (Social Science)
• Bad Penny download: “Heavy Metal Lover
The MoanersNocturnal (Holiday for Quince)
• Bad Penny download: “Cowboy Bob
• Bad Penny download: “Humid Air
Roots Manuva vs. WrongtomDuppy Writer (Big Dada)
• RCRD LBL download: “Butterfly Crab Walk (Featuring Riddla)
Opeth – “In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall” (available as a double-DVD with bonus features; a two-DVD and three-CD set; and as a two-DVD/four-LP limited-edition box with a lithograph and other ephemera; April 2010 performance; Roadrunner)
Pete International AirportPete International Airport (Custom Made)
• Bad Penny download: “21 Days
Frankie Rose and the OutsFrankie Rose and the Outs (Slumberland)
Laetitia SadierThe Trip (Drag City)
John K. Samson (Weakerthans’ frontman) – Provincial Road 222 EP (available digitally and as a limited-edition 7-inch; Epitaph/Anti-)
Shit RobotFrom the Cradle to the Rave (DFA)
• Bad Penny download: “Tuff Enuff (Radio Edit)
• Bad Penny download: “I Found Love (Radio Edit)
• XLR8R album stream
StrengthMind-Reader (self-released)
SwansMy Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (Young God)
Serj TankianImperfect Harmonies (Serjical Strike/ Reprise)
Tegan and SaraThe Complete Recollection: 1999-2010 (includes their catalog plus the unreleased Live at the Phoenix 2005, all their videos and two documentaries; iTunes exclusive; Sire)
Thievery CorporationIt Takes a Thief (best-of collection; ESL)
TorcheSongs for Singles (Hydra Head)
• Adult Swim download: “Arrowhead
• SPIN download: “Out Again
• album stream
VonneguttThe Appetizer EP (reissue; Purple Ribbon/ Favorite Gentlemen)
• Bad Penny download: “Bright Eyes
White Noise SoundWhite Noise Sound (vinyl version is limited; Alive)
The Wonder YearsThe Upsides (reissue with four bonus tracks and new artwork; Hopeless)
Xu Xu FangChina Girl EP (self-released)
You Say PartyRemixxxx (only available digitally; Paper Bag)
Young Hunting – “Into Yr Mind” 7-inch (self-released; distributed by K)
Young Scamels (features members of Rachel’s, Rodan, Shipping News) – Tempest (File 13)
Various artistsImaginational Anthem IV: New Possibilities (features members of Band of Horses, Lambchop, more; CD and LP include artwork by Paul Romano; LP limited to 500 copies; Tompkins Square)
Various artistsThe State: Comedy for Gracious Living (unreleased material recorded in January 1996; Rhino Handmade)
Various artists – “Bored to Death” soundtrack (features TV on the Radio, Freelance Whales, more; WaterTower)
Various artists – “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” soundtrack (features songs by Owl City, more; WaterTower)
Various artists – “Trash Humpers” DVD (Drag City)


U.S. ChristmasRun Thick in the Night (Neurot)
We Are Standard – “Don’t Give Up (John Talabot’s Slowing It Down Remix)” single (only available digitally; Mushroom Pillow)
Various artistsNinja Tune XX (box set consisting of six CDs, six 7-inches and a hardcover book housed in three hardcover cases in a hardback box; features exclusive tracks and remixes by Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, El-P, more; non-exclusive material to be made available digitally and on CD; Ninja Tune)


Wolfgang Gartner – “Animal Rights (Featuring Deadmau5)” single (Ultra)


Acid WashedAcid Washed (Record Makers)
• Bad Penny download: “Acid Washed (Danger Remix)


The 88The 88 (self-produced; iTunes only; available elsewhere September 28; 88/ Rocket Science)
• AOL download: “Center of the Sun
The AbsenceEnemy Unbound (Metal Blade)
AcceptBlood of the Nations (U.S. version; European edition dropped in late August; Nuclear Blast)
The AnimalsAnimalism (vinyl reissue; Sundazed)
Azure RayDrawing Down the Moon (deluxe edition limited to 100 copies and bundle with T-shirt, signed poster and other ephemera also available; Saddle Creek)
• free download: “Make Your Heart” (e-mail address required)
• free download: “Don’t Leave My Mind” (e-mail address required)
Bad CopHarvest the Beast (Roir)
• Bad Penny download: “One in the Same
The Bad PlusNever Stop (first album of all-original songs; E1)
Banner PilotResignation Day (Fat Wreck Chords)
♥♥♥ Bear in HeavenBeast Rest Forth Mouth (reissue with bonus CD of remixes by Justin Broadrick, the Field, more; Hometapes)
• Bad Penny download: “Ultimate Satisfaction (The Field Remix)
• Pitchfork download: “Lovesick Teenagers
• Village Voice download: “Wholehearted Mess
Beneath the MassacreMarée Noire EP (Prosthetic)
Bishop Morocco (features ex-Deadly Snakes member Jim Sayce) – Bishop Morocco (Hand Drawn Dracula)
• Bad Penny download: “Last Year’s Disco Guitars
The Black AngelsPhosphene Dream (produced and mixed by Dave Sardy; Blue Horizon)
Black MilkAlbum of the Year (features Royce Da 5′ 9″, Danny Brown, more; Fat Beats/ Decon)
• Bad Penny download: “Closed Chapter (Featuring Mr. Porter)
Black MountainWilderness Heart (produced by Dave Sardy and Randall Dunn; Jagjaguwar)
• free download: “Old Fangs” (e-mail address required)
The Black Pacific (features ex-Pennywise member Jim Lindberg) – The Black Pacific (SideOneDummy)
Blonde RedheadPenny Sparkle (LP has album-download coupon; CD version is limited, comes in a flip-top box and includes a poster; 4AD)
Blue CranesObservatories (self-released)
Boom Boom SatellitesOver and Over (digital version; available on other formats October 19; best-of collection; Sony Independent Network)
The BrokedownsSpecies Bender (physical version; previously available digitally; Fat Wreck Chords)
Brutal TruthNeed to Control (reissue with five bonus tracks, including Pink Floyd and Celtic Frost covers; double-LP deluxe edition limited to 100 copies; double-LP and CD sets also available in other bundles; Earache)
Buke and GassRiposte (Brassland)
Armin van BuurenMirage (features BT, Adam Young, more; Ultra)
Clare BursonSilver and Ash (Rounder)
The Chapin SistersTwo (Lake Bottom)
• Bad Penny feature: “Chapin Sisters Reveal Best Songs To Get Dressed To
The CharlatansWho We Touch (The End)
• Bad Penny download: “Love Is Ending
Chocolate Genius Inc.Swansongs (One Little Indian)
ChromeoBusiness Casual (iTunes version comes with bonus song featuring Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig; Atlantic)
Cloud CultLight Chasers (Earthology)
ConditionsFluorescent Youth (available digitally via iTunes and ShockHound; CD version available at Hot Topic, Best Buy and FYE; Good Fight)
Amelia CurranHunter, Hunter (previously available in Canada; Six Shooter)
Das RacistSit Down, Man mixtape (features Diplo, El-P, more; Diplo/ Mad Decent)
Davila 666Mala EP (In the Red)
• Bad Penny concert review: “FYF Fest 2010: Sleep Are Reawakened, Growlers Are Scary-Good, Titus Andronicus Prove Weak
Dawn of AshesGenocide Chapters (Metal Blade)
The Dead Weather – “Blue Blood Blues” single (available as a 7-inch/12-inch Triple Decker Record limited to 300 copies; as an alternate 7-inch; and as an alternate 12-inch; Third Man)
Matthew Dear – “Little People (Black City)” single (available digitally and as a limited-edition 12-inch; features remixes by Mark E; Ghostly International)
Death AngelRelentless Retribution (Nuclear Blast)
DragonForceTwilight Dementia (double-CD of concert material from 2008-’09 tour; Roadrunner)
The DrumsThe Drums (CD version; previously available digitally and on vinyl; Downtown)
DungenSkit I Allt (available digitally and as an LP limited to 3,000 copies; Mexican Summer)
Justin Townes EarleHarlem River Blues (Bloodshot)
Jimmy EdgarXXX (previously available overseas; !K7)
El GuinchoPop Negro (LP has album-download coupon and poster; Young Turks)
• download: “FM Tan Sexy
EluviumLeaves Eclipse the Light EP (only available as a video-enhanced CD limited to 2,000 copies; also has Four Tet remix; Temporary Residence Ltd.)
Eyes AroundAlpha EP (digital version; World Citizen)
Father BefouledMorbid Destitution of Covenant (Relapse)
Fever Ray – “Mercy Street” single (Peter Gabriel cover; digital only; Mute)
Brandon FlowersFlamingo (Island)
Betsy Franck & the BareKnuckle BandStill Waiting (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “City of Gold
• Bad Penny download: “Lowdown
Free Energy/ Local Natives – split single (remixes by Fool’s Gold’s Lewis Pesacov; also available on limited-edition 7-inch; White Iris)
• Stereogum download: “Bang Pop (Fool’s Gold Remix)
Chilly GonzalesIvory Tower (soundtrack to film of the same name; produced by Boys Noize; Arts & Crafts)
• RCRD LBL download: “Never Stop (Rap Mix)
The Gracious FewThe Gracious Few (produced by Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison; Questionable Entertainment)
Grinderman (features Nick Cave) – Grinderman 2 (iTunes version has four bonus tracks – including Robert Fripp collaboration – plus videos, digital booklet, other ephemera; also available as a CD, limited-edition deluxe CD, LP with CD and regular download; Anti-)
Herra TerraQuiet Geist (The Mylene Sheath)
Bill HicksThe Essential Collection (retrospective box set with two CDs, two DVDs and Lo-Fi Troubadour download card; includes previously unreleased audio and video material; Ryko)
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “Please Do Not Disturb” (previously unreleased)
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “Turn Your Mind Over to Your Heart” (from Lo-Fi Troubadour)
• Vanity Fair video stream: “The Early Years” (previously unreleased)
The HolliesHear! Here! and Here I Go Again (mono vinyl reissues; Sundazed)
InfantreeWould Work (Vapor)
Joan of ArcCassette Box Set (career-encompassing box set containing 10 cassettes plus digital downloads; limited to 100 copies; Joyful Noise)
Junip (features José González) – Rope & Summit EP (digital release; vinyl release due in June exclusively to indie retailers; Mute)
• free EP download (e-mail address required)
KamelotPoetry for the Poisoned (EarMusic)
Fela KutiOpposite People/ Sorrow, Tears and Blood; Shuffering & Shmiling/ No Agreement; Stalemate/ Fear Not for Man; Upside Down/ Music of Many Colours; V.I.P./ Authority Stealing; and Zombie (Knitting Factory)
• Bad Penny download: “Zombie
La Dispute + Touche Amore – “Searching for a Pulse/ The Worth of the World” 7-inch (No Sleep)
Led to Sea (Mirah and Laura Viers touring musician Alex Guy) – Into The Darkening Sky (Eleven)
• Bad Penny download: “Is This the Last Time
♥♥♥ Les Savy FavRoot for Ruin (Frenchkiss)
• Pitchfork download: “Let’s Get Out of Here
LobisomemOnze Pedras (engineered by John McEntire; Tall Corn)
• Ears of the Beholder download: “She’s Made of Clay
• XLR8R download: “Concussus
The Lonely ForestThe Lonely Forest E.P. (digital only; Trans)
• Bad Penny download: “Live There
MegafaunHeretofore EP (Hometapes)
MF DoomExpektoration Feat. Big Benn Klingon (Gold Dust)
Ingrid Michaelson – “Parachute” single (available on iTunes; Cabin 24/ Mom + Pop)
André ObinFront Runner (available digitally and on CD; Moongadget)
• Bad Penny download: “The Arsonist
OceansizeSelf Preserved While the Bodies Float Up (Superball)
• free download: “SuperImposer” (Facebook or Twitter referral required)
Of MontrealFalse Priest (cassette version, limited to 500 hand-numbered copies and featuring download card, available on Joyful Noise; available on other formats via Polyvinyl; CD, double-LP and cassette come with MP3)
• Bad Penny download: “Coquet Coquette
The Open Sea (Ari Hest and Rosi Golan) – Little Apple EP (available on iTunes; self-released)
OrgoneKillion Vaults (instrumental album; Ubiquity)
Robert PlantBand of Joy (features Patty Griffin, Byron House, more; includes covers of songs by Low, Los Lobos, others; co-produced by Plant and Buddy Miller; Rounder)
Prince RamaShadow Temple (Paw Tracks)
• Pitchfork download: “Lightening Fossil
Madame RécamierChocolate (Cosmica)
School of Seven BellsHeart Is Strange EP (digital only; title track plus three remixes; Vagrant)
• free download: “ILU (Phantogram Remix)” (e-mail address or referral required)
• Bad Penny download: “ILU
Screaming FemalesCastle Talk (Don Giovanni)
Secret Cities – “Oh Holiday” single (B-side is a cover of “You Don’t Know,” written by Ellie Greenwich; Western Vinyl)
Jason Simon (Dead Meadow frontman) – Jason Simon (Tee Pee)
SodomBetter Off Dead (SPV)
Starfucker – “Julius” single (digital version; 7-inch available October 12; Polyvinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “Julius
• Bad Penny download: “Julius (Painted Palms Remix) MP3
SuperchunkMajesty Shredding (Merge)
• Bad Penny download: “Digging for Something
• Bad Penny interview: “Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan And Laura Ballance Open Up About Shutting Up, Running Merge And More
• Bad Penny interview: “Superchunk’s Laura Ballance In 1998: ‘The Music Industry Is Nuts Right Now’
System Divide – (features members of Aborted, Malignancy, more) The Conscious Sedation (Metal Blade)
TamarynThe Waves (available digitally and as an LP limited to 3,000 copies; Mexican Summer)
Teengirl Fantasy7AM (True Panther Sounds)
• Bad Penny download: “Cheaters
TerrorKeepers of the Faith (produced by New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert; Century Media)
J. TillmanSinging Ax (only available on vinyl; recorded by Steve Albini; mastered by Bob Weston; Western Vinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “Diamondback
• Bad Penny download: “Three Sisters
Tarja TurunenWhat Lies Beneath (features All That Remains’ Phil Labonte, Joe Satriani, more; deluxe edition has three bonus tracks; The End)
UnderworldBarking (available as a CD, a CD/DVD, a double-12-inch, a special-edition box set, a download and an iTunes download with one bonus track; Cooking Vinyl/ OM)
• album stream
UNKLEThe Answer EP (available as a limited-edition CD and a limited-edition 12-inch; has two new tracks: one featuring Lupe Fiasco and a remix by Tim Goldsworthy; Surrender All)
• RCRL LBL download: “Runaway, Lupe’s Revenge (Lupe Fiasco vs UNKLE Reconstruction)
• free download: “Set No Sun” (e-mail address required)
The Wagner LogicThe Wagner Logic (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Waiting for Snow
WeezerHurley (Epitaph)
• Bad Penny interview: “Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo In 2002: ‘I Think I Had A Falling Out With The Fans’
• Bad Penny interview: “Weezer’s Brian Bell Was ‘Overwhelmed’ By Maladroit Material
White Sea (M83’s Morgan Kibby) – “Heart Is Strange” single (digital only; self-released)
Selene Vigil-Wilk (of 7 Year Bitch) – That Was Then (Tuck and Roll)
• Bad Penny download: “I Brought the Rain With Me
Jen WoodFinds You in Love (New Granada)
• Bad Penny download: “Morning Light
• Bad Penny download: “Pills
Various artistsWe Were So Turned On (two CDs; iTunes version has eight bonus tracks; David Bowie tribute; features Warpaint, Vivian Girls, Duran Duran, more; all proceeds go to War Child charity; Manimal Vinyl)
• My Old Kentucky Blog download: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ “Memory of a Free Festival” (e-mail address required)


AutopsyThe Tomb Within EP (available as a CD and a 12-inch limited to 1,000 numbered copies; CD pre-orders come with postcard; first new release in more than a decade; Peaceville)
LungfishPass and Stow (reissue; Dischord)
Robert PlantBand of Joy (features reinterpretations of American songbook selections; Rounder)
ThreeDark Days Coming (reissue; available digitally and as a 12-inch; Dischord)
Various artistsYoung & Research (features Dream Cop, more; available exclusively on Bandcamp; Tough Love)


Kavinsky – “Nightcall (Featuring CSS’ Lovefoxxx)” single (produced by Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo; Record Makers)
My Gold Mask – “A Million Miles (From Where We Were Last)” single (Goldy Tapes)
• Bandcamp download (available beginning September 10): “A Million Miles (From Where We Were Last)
SwashbuckleCrime Always Pays … (Europe only; Nuclear Blast)
Sébastien TellierSexuality Remix (features remixes by A-Trak, Boys Noize, more; Record Makers)
• Bad Penny download: “Kilometer (A-Trak Remix)


Amon Tobin – untitled limited-edition 12-inch picture-disc EP (includes MP3 and WAV files, a T-shirt, a poster, more; only available at


The AcornNo Ghost (previously available digitally; Bella Union)
• My Old Kentucky Blog download: “Kindling to Cremation (Megafaun Remix)
The Airborne Toxic Event – “All I Ever Wanted: Live From the Walt Disney Concert Hall” DVD (Island)
AtmosphereTo All My Friends, Blood Makes the Blade Holy: The Atmosphere EPs (two EPs; Rhymesayers)
The Beatles – “The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring the Beatles” DVD (two discs; Sofa/UMe)
Boredoms – “77 Boa Drum” DVD (previously available in Japan; U.S. version comes with postcards, new artwork; Thrill Jockey)
The BrokedownsSpecies Bender (available digitally; physical version drops September 14; Fat Wreck Chords)
Ô Paon (Geneviève Castrée, who previously recorded as Woelv) – Courses (Ô Paon)
Cloudland CanyonFin Eaves (Holy Mountain)
• Altered Zones download: “No One Else Around
• Stereogum download: “Mothlight Part 2
ConstantsIf Tomorrow the War (available digitally and on vinyl limited to 250 hand-numbered copies; produced by Justin Broadrick; features members of Tombs, Comeback Kid; Science of Silence)
DebutauntsWhy Can’t We Have Fun (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Everything’s Perfect
Electric Sunset (ex-Desolation Wilderness frontman Nic Zwart) – Electric Sunset (K)
The Factory (features ex-Obsessed member Vance Bockis) – The Factory (Acetate)
Fever Ray – “Mercy Street” single (Peter Gabriel cover; available digitally and as a 7-inch with one bonus track; Mute)
Gasoline SilverGasoline Silver (Victorian Pictures)
Gold PandaLucky Shiner (digital only; physical version available October 12; Ghostly International)
Goldfrapp – “Believer” single (includes remixes; Mute)
Grinderman – “Heathen Child” single (available digitally and as a limited-edition 12-inch; vinyl includes a bonus track featuring Robert Fripp and a poster; Anti-)
HelmetSeeing Eye Dog (Work Song)
Hood Internet/ Kid Static – split 7-inch (Whistler)
Hot ChipWe Have Remixes EP (features remixes by Caribou, Hot City, more; EMI)
The IntelligenceMales (In the Red)
InterpolInterpol (Matador)
Jukebox the GhostEverything Under the Sun (Yep Roc)
• My Old Kentucky Blog download: “Empire (Freelance Whales Remix)
Maynard James Keenan – “Blood Into Wine” (DVD/Blu-Ray; documentary involving Keenan’s wine vineyard; also features Bob Odenkirk, Milla Jovovich, Patton Oswalt, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim; bonus features include interviews, Puscifer performances and deleted scenes; Puscifer Entertainment)
Let’s Wrestle – “Getting Rest” single (digital only; Merge)
Jerry Lee LewisMean Old Man – Deluxe Edition (Verve Forecast)
Loch & Key (features members of American Music Club, the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, more) – Jupiter’s Guide for Submariners (self-released)
MegadethRust in Peace Live (available as a DVD and a CD; Shout! Factory)
Nils Petter MolvaerHamada (Thirsty Ear)
Neon BastardMeikhaus (Robotic Empire)
No Redeeming Social ValueHigh in Holland (live video-enhanced CD; Dead City)
OvalO (available as a double LP or double CD; vinyl includes six exclusive bonus tracks, digital-download coupon; Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “Ah!
Sam Prekop (Sea and Cake frontman) – Old Punch Card (only available on CD and vinyl; each come with hand-painted covers; Thrill Jockey)
PusciferSound Into Blood Into Wine (“Blood Into Wine” soundtrack; Puscifer Entertainment)
RobynBody Talk PT 2 (features Snoop Dogg, Diplo, more; Cherrytree)
SiskiyouSiskiyou (Constellation)
• free download: “This Land” (e-mail required)
Southern Culture on the SkidsThe Kudzu Ranch (Kudzu)
• free download: “Pig Pickin’” (e-mail address required)
Stone AxeStone Axe (deluxe-vinyl reissue; includes one bonus track; deluxe-CD/DVD version with additional bonus tracks due later this year; Ripple)
Stone SourAudio Secrecy (Roadrunner)
STLS (features members of Explode Into Colors and Cadallaca) – “Drumcore” 7-inch (comes with download; Kill Rock Stars)
Suicidal TendenciesNo Mercy Fool!/ The Suicidal Family (re-recorded versions of early songs; Suicidal)
SungodFirst Matter (Cyclopean)
The SuperbeesTop of the Rocks EP (Acetate)
The Tallest Man on EarthSometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird EP (iTunes release; available in other formats on November 9; Dead Oceans)
Tera MelosPatagonian Rats (Sargent House)
• Bandcamp download: “Frozen Zoo
The ThermalsPersonal Life (CD and LP versions come with download; first 200 orders come with poster and buttons; produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla; Kill Rock Stars)
Andreya TrianaLost Where I Belong (Ninja Tune)
TruckasaurusQuarters (Fourth City/ Journal of Popular Noise)
Two Hours TrafficTerritory (Bumstead)
• Bad Penny download: “Happiness Burns
• Bad Penny download: “Noisemaker
Unicycle Loves YouMirror, Mirror (Highwheel)
• Bad Penny download: “Mountain Lungs
• Bad Penny download: “Mirror, Mirror
Wait. Think. Fast.Luces del Sur (physical release; previously available digitally; AT)
Winter GlovesAll Red (Paper Bag)
• URB download: “Plastic Slides
• URB download: “Plastic Slides (Teen Daze Remix)


ArmageddaI Am EP (Eisenwald/Nordvis)
Bee vs. MothAcronyms (available digitally and on CD; Aggraveire)
My JerusalemGone for Good (One Little Indian)
Summer CampYoung EP (digital version; available on other platforms in spring 2011; Moshi Moshi)


Brent Amaker and the RodeoPink EP (Spark & Shine)
Big GiganticA Place Behind the Moon (features STS9; 1320)
Signal PathImaginary Lines (self-released)
• free album (e-mail address required)
Various artists – “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” soundtrack (Extreme/ Fox/ FX)


Quest for Fire's Lights From Paradise

Kyle AndrewsKangaroo E.P. (Elephant Lady)
• Filter download: “Lov3r” (e-mail address required)
Doug BensonHypocritical Oaf (with DVD; Comedy Central)
Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket guitarist) – All Birds Say (ATO)
• Bad Penny download: “Heaven Knows
Brothers YoungGood People EP (Emeritus)
• Bad Penny download: “Good Deeds
• Magnet download: “The Roman Sun
Dillon CampbellSave Yourself EP (Silver Zipper)
Cephalic CarnageMisled by Certainty (Relapse)
Chingón (features Robert Rodriguez) – Mexican Spaghetti Western (Bonus Edition) (digital reissue with four bonus tracks from Rodriguez’s “Machete” movie; Rocket Racing Rebels)
Clean EquationsPeople/Variables (State Capital)
• Bad Penny download: “A Little More 14 On 26
• Bad Penny download: “Buried Translations
The ClienteleMinotaur EP (available digitally and as a limited-edition CD; Merge)
Leonard Cohen – “Bird on a Wire” DVD (reissue of 1972 tour documentary; MVD Visual)
Comeback KidSymptoms + Cures (enhanced CD also has songs without vocals; Victory)
Complete FailureHeal No Evil (Relapse)
The ContortionistExoplanet (produced by Unearth’s Ken Susi; Good Fight)
Cornershop – “In June” single (includes Ayumu remix; Ample Play)
The Cribs – “Housewife” single (digital version only available on iTunes; 7-inch also available; Wichita)
Devils Brigade (features Rancid bassist Matt Freeman) – Devils Brigade (Hellcat)
Dunes – “Old Souls” single (7-inch limited to 500 copies; digital version has one bonus track; produced by Best Coast’s Bobb Brunoof; Art Fag)
Film SchoolFission (FFO)
• Bad Penny download: “Heart Full of Pentagons
From a FountainShale & Sandstone (Park the Van)
Goo Goo DollsSomething for the Rest of Us (Warner Bros.)
• Sarasota Herald-Tribune interview: “Goo Goo Dolls‘ Johnny Rzeznik Feels Your Pain
Jarrod Gorbel (features members of Azure Ray, Mystic Valley Band, more) – Devil’s Made a New Friend (produced by Rilo Kiley’s Blake Sennett; Burning-house/Gorbel)
HeartRed Velvet Car (Legacy)
Hero DestroyedThroes (Relapse)
InfernaeonGenesis to Nemesis (features Gwar’s Oderus Urungus, Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan, more; includes cover of Metallica’s “Creeping Death”; Prosthetic)
IntermentInto the Crypts of Blasphemy (Pulverised)
Rafael Anton Irisarri (of the Sight Below) – The North Bend (Room 40)
Jenny and Johnny (features Johnathan Rice and Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis) – I’m Having Fun Now (Warner Bros.)
• Amoeba download: “Animal
Jon LemmonKindling EP (self-produced; self-released)
• Bandcamp EP download
Magic KidsMemphis (True Panther Sounds)
• Bad Penny concert review: “FYF Fest 2010: Sleep Are Reawakened, Growlers Are Scary-Good, Titus Andronicus Prove Weak
MakeupBreakupScents (Cozy)
Matt & Kim – “Cameras” single (Fader)
Midnight JuggernautsThe Crystal Axis (international CD version only; international digital and vinyl versions dropped in late May; international limited-edition two-CD deluxe set also available; North American release due December 12; Siberia/Acephale)
• Bad Penny download: “Lara Vs. the Savage Pack (Kisses Remix)
MotörheadIcon (archival material; Sanctuary/UMe)
MurderdollsWomen and Children Last (Roadrunner)
Mux MoolWax Rose Saturday EP (only available digitally; includes seven remixes and one additional track; Moodgadget)
• Bad Penny download: “Enceladus (Daso Remix)
• Bad Penny download: “Hog Knuckles (Alex B Remix)
Neon IndianPsychic Chasms (digital version; available as a double-CD and a double-LP on September 28; deluxe edition; Fader/ Static Tongues)
NightfallAstron Black and the Thirty Tyrants (Metal Blade)
NirvanaIcon (available as a single or double CD; archival material; Sanctuary/UMe)
The OtherNew Blood (exclusive digipak, limited to 1,000 copies and featuring bonus CD with covers of Johnny Cash and Damned songs, available at FYE; SPV/Steamhammer)
Portico QuartetIsla (produced by John Leckie; Real World)
Quest for FireLights From Paradise (Tee Pee)
Philip Selway (Radiohead drummer) – Familial (Nonesuch)
She & Him – “Thieves” 7-inch (limited edition; Merge)
She Has a Fashion ViceStop Stalking, Start Sweating (Static Age)
Shonen KnifeFun! Fun! Fun! (English-language reissue; available digitally and on vinyl; Good Charamel) and Free Time (English-language reissue with two bonus tracks; Good Charamel)
Sonny and the SunsetsTomorrow Is Alright (Fat Possum/ Soft Abuse)
Street DogsStreet Dogs (Hellcat)
Tegan and SaraThe Official Vinyl Collection Box Set (includes five albums on vinyl for the first time and bonus LP Home Recordings; pre-orders come with limited-edition signed poster; Warner Bros.)
TelekinesisParallel Seismic Conspiracies EP (CD version is limited; features covers of songs by Guided by Voices and Warsaw; Merge)
Ten KensFor Posterity (Last Gang)
• This Is Fake DIY download: “Screaming Viking
Richard ThompsonDream Attic (special edition with bonus CD of demos available at; Shout! Factory)
• free download: “Big Sun Falling in the River” (e-mail address required)
Tracey ThornOpposites EP (previously available exclusively at Beatport; digital-only remixes collection; Merge)
• Bad Penny download: “Kentish Town (Walls Remix)
TV BuddhasTV Buddhas EP (We Are Busy Bodies)
• Bad Penny exclusive: TV Buddhas’ third vlog premiere
• Bad Penny feature: “Great Debate: TV Buddhas On Supermarket Lunches Vs. Eating Out
• Bad Penny download: “Fun Girls
The WeepiesBe My Thrill (Nettwerk)
Within the RuinsInvade (Victory)
Young ManBoy EP (digital version; available physically October 12; Frenchkiss)
• Bad Penny download: “Five
• Bad Penny download: “Up So Fast
Various artistsI Love J-Rock (features Shonen Knife, more; Good Charamel)


Hot as Sun – “Come Come” single (self-released)
• Bandcamp download: “Come Come” (e-mail address required)
How to Dress Well – “Ecstasy With JoJo/ Take It On” 7-inch (limited to 300 copies; Transparent)
Logo – “La Vie Moderne”
• Fairtilizer download: mini-mix (e-mail address required)
NeurosisEnemy of the Sun (reissue; Neurot) and Live at Roadburn (Neurot)
The WeepiesBe My Thrill (Nettwerk)


Sonic SyndicateWe Rule the Night (European release; Nuclear Blast)


Abner TrioThe Giant Crushes You (Joyful Noise)
• Bad Penny download: “Let Go of the Dream
• Bad Penny download: “You’re Gorgeous, Believe It!
All Tiny Creatures – “An Iris” single (features Justin Vernon; Hometapes) and An Iris Mixtape (cassette limited to 250 copies; features Justin Vernon and the Caribbean’s Matthew Byars; Hometapes)
Antony and the JohnsonsThank You for Your Love EP (Secretly Canadian)
AphasiaThe Crocodile Society of Aphasia (White Wabbit/ Arts & Crafts)
Apocalyptica7th Symphony (includes eight instrumentals and four songs with vocals; features Gavin Rossdale, members of Slayer and Gojira, more; produced by Joe Barresi and Howard Benson; Jive)
Back Ted N-TedThe Mirror (Modern Art)
• Bad Penny download: “The Mirror
• Bad Penny download: Imogen Heap’s “Imogen Heap’s Say Goodnight and Go (BTNT Remix)
Barb (features Liam Finn, Lawrence Arabia, more) – Barb (Yep Roc)
Jane Birkin/Serge GainsbourgJ’Taime…Moi Non Plus (deluxe reissue of 1969 album; available as a CD and an LP; Light in the Attic)
James BlackshawAll Is Falling (Young God)
Blind GuardianAt the Edge of Time (deluxe digipak has bonus CD, exclusive digital content, more; Nuclear Blast)
Isobel Campbell & Mark LaneganHawk (also features Willy Mason; includes two Townes Van Zandt covers; Vanguard)
S. Carey (of Bon Iver) – All We Grow (Jagjaguwar)
Christian MistressAgony & Opium (20 Buck Spin)
• Stereogum download: “Home in the Sun
City of Fire (features Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell and Byron Stroud) – City of Fire (Candlelight)
Cloudland Canyon – “Mothlight, Pt. 2” 7-inch (limited to 300 copies; Bathetic)
• Stereogum download: “Mothlight, Pt. 2
Coil Sea (Arbouretum’s Dave Heumann and friends) – Coil Sea (available on vinyl only; limited to 1,000 copies; features artwork by the Sea and Cake’s Archer Prewitt; Thrill Jockey)
Elvis CostelloPomp & Pout – The Universal Years (archival collection; Hip-O)
Paul CollinsBig Red & Barbacoa (Alive)
Dandy WarholsThe Capitol Years: 1995-2007 (includes one new song; Capitol/EMI)
Dead ConfederateSugar (includes guest appearance by J. Mascis; TAO/ Old Flame)
• Bad Penny download: “Run From the Gun
Sarah Jezebel DevaA Sign of Sublime (Candlelight)
The Devil Wears PradaZombie EP (deluxe iTunes version comes with two live videos; Hot Topic edition includes comic book; Ferret)
Dimmu Borgir – “Gateways” single (available on iTunes; Nuclear Blast)
EelsThat’s Not Her Way (vinyl edition already available; Tomorrow Morning)
Fennesz/Daniell/BuckKnoxville (available digitally and on CD; concert album featuring performance from February 2009; Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “Antonia (Edit)
FilligarThe Nerve (self-released)
Fitz & the TantrumsPickin’ Up the Pieces (Dangerbird)
• free download: “MoneyGrabber” (e-mail address required)
The FoxymoronsBible Stories (Foxyphoton)
• Bad Penny download: “Skinny Cow Blues
• Bad Penny download: “Say It Aloud
Grass WidowPast Time (CD and LP come with download; first 100 pre-orders come with button; Kill Rock Stars)
• Impose download: “11 of Diamonds
• Fader download: “Fried Egg
• Stereogum download: “Shadow
Neil HamburgerHot February Night (Drag City)
Jesse HarrisThrough the Night (Secret Sun/ Mercer Street)
Heavy CreamDanny (Infinity Cat)
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “Watusi
Imbogodom (features Alexander Tucker) – The Metallic Year (only available on vinyl; limited to 1,000 copies; Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “Unseen Ticket
Ion DissonanceCursed (Century Media)
JesuPale Sketches Demixed (Ghostly International)
JP Chrissie & the Fairground Boys (features Chrissie Hynde; mixed by Bob Clearmountain) – Fidelity! (La Mina)
KataklysmHeaven’s Venom (Nuclear Blast)
KatatoniaNight Is the New Day (special edition of previously available album; has one bonus track, hardback book, more; Peaceville)
Land of TalkCloak and Cipher (features members of Arcade Fire, Stars, Besnard Lakes; available as three bundles with a magnet set, a signed poster and a signed notebook; Saddle Creek)
• free download: “Swift Coin” (e-mail address required)
• free download: “Quarry Hymns” (e-mail address required)
Brad LanerNatural Selections (Hometapes)
Dylan LeBlancPauper’s Field (LP has album-download coupon; Rough Trade)
Nils LofgrenI Came to Dance (reissue; Hip-O Select)
Los Campesinos!All’s Well That Ends EP (digital only; Arts & Crafts)
Malevolent CreationInvidious Dominion (produced by Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan; Nuclear Blast)
Miami HorrorIllumination (EMI)
Lana MirLana Mir (Unfiltered)
Mirah – “Gone Are All the Days” 12-inch (previously available digitally; K)
Mogwai – “Burning”/Special Moves (live DVD and CD; limited edition; Rock Action)
• free download: “New Paths to Helicon Pt. 1” (e-mail address required)
Land of TalkCloak and Cipher (features members of the Arcade Fire, Stars, more; Saddle Creek)
• free download: “Quarry Hymns” (e-mail address required)
Lana MirLana Mir (Unfiltered)
• Bad Penny download: “I Wanna Be Adored” (Stone Roses cover)
Gary Numan – untitled box set (includes The Plan; The Pleasure Principle; Replicas; and Tubeway Army; Vinyl 180 label)
Oberhofer – “o0O0o0O0o” 7-inch (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “I Could Go
• Stereogum download: “Dontneedya
Conan O’BrienAnd They Call Me Mad? (features Jack White; Third Man)
OholicsDisgraceland (Lose It)
Ra Ra RiotThe Orchard (mixed by Chris Walla and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij; Barsuk)
RattleheadTales From the Gutter (available on iTunes; self-released)
RevolverMusic for a While (previously available overseas; Astralwerks)
• My Old Kentucky Blog download: “Luke, Mike & John (Demo)
• PopMatters download: “Do You Have a Gun? (Demo)
Jeff RoweBarstool Conversations (Anchorless)
Royal TruxCats and Dogs (reissue; Drag City)
The ShowdownBlood in the Gears (Solid State)
Juston Stens & the Get Real Gang (ex-Dr. Dog member) – Get Real EP (Park the Van)
• free EP download (Facebook or Twitter referral required)
SungodFirst Matter (Cyclopean)
The SwordWarp Riders (produced by Matt Bayles; Kemado)
• Metal Sucks download: “Tres Brujas
Terrapin PondCalling All Stations (Garden Gate)
• Bad Penny download: “Medicines and Motions
Tracey ThornOpposites EP (Beatport exclusive; available wide on August 31; digital-only remixes collection; Merge)
• Bad Penny download: “Kentish Town (Walls Remix)
The TorchesThe Torches EP (available digitally and on vinyl; Lujo)
• Bad Penny download: “Mr. Vampire
Trigger the BloodshedDegenerate (Candlelight)
Trumans WaterO Zeta Zunis (Asthmatic Kitty)
Vampire Weekend – “Holiday” 7-inch (XL)
Bad Penny Contra album review
Jenny WilsonHardships! (features El Perro Del Mar and Mapei; Gold Metal Recordings)
• Bad Penny download: “Hardships (Gospel Version)
• Bad Penny download: “Only Here for the Fight
Various artistsBloody War : Songs 1924 – 1939 (features archival songs by Dixon Brothers, Ernest Stoneman, more; portion of proceeds go to Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America; Tompkins Square)
Various artists – “Going the Distance” soundtrack (features Cat Power, Passion Pit, more; WaterTower)


The EvensGet Evens (available digitally and as a 12-inch; Dischord)
HooverThe Lurid Traversal of Route 7 (available digitally and as a 12-inch; Dischord)
IgnitionOrafying Mysticle Of … (available digitally and as a 12-inch; Dischord)
My City BurningLone Wolves (I Scream)
Slant 6 – “What Kind of Monster Are You” 7-inch (Dischord)
Trumans WaterO Zeta Zunis (Asthmatic Kitty)
Zola JesusStridulum (Europe-only reissue with three bonus tracks; Souterrain Transmissions)


AcceptBlood of the Nations (European release only; U.S. version drops September 14; Nuclear Blast)
Broken Water – “Normal Never Happened” 7-inch (Fan Death)
• Bad Penny download: “Normal Never Happened


CassorlaSongs of Hair, Trees, Portraits, Shouts and Alphabets EP (Engine Studios)
• Bad Penny exclusive song premiere: Cassorla’s “My Tree”
• Bad Penny feature: “Cover Me: Cassorla’s Songs of Hair, Trees, Portraits, Shouts And Alphabets EP
DrivanDisko (Smalltown Supersound)


AntibalasWho Is This America? (reissue; includes one bonus track; Ropeadope)
AntagonistWorld in Decline (Prosthetic)
Arab StrapThe Week Never Starts Round Here and Philophobia (reissues; each comes with bonus disc of unreleased BBC material; available digitally for the first time; Chemikal Underground)
Peter BlockPeter Block (previously available digitally; produced by Mike Viola; features Tracy Bonham, members of They Might Be Giants, more; Engine Room)
BrookhavenWhen the Chorus Walks (Expel)
BXI (Boris and the Cult’s Ian Astbury) – BXI EP (includes a cover of the Cult’s “Rain”; Southern Lord)
The Chemical Brothers – “Another World” single (digitally only; 12-inch, with one less track, due September 28; Astralwerks)
ChiefModern Rituals (Domino)
Chikita ViolentaTRE3S (Mexican release; due Stateside in early 2011; Arts & Crafts)
• Arts & Crafts downloads: “Tired” and “All I Need’s a Little More” (e-mail address required)
Laura CorteseAcoustic Project EP (self-released)
Darker My LoveAlive as You Are (previously available overseas; Dangerbird)
• free download: “Split Minute” (e-mail address required)
• free download: “Dear Author
Matthew DearBlack City (Ghostly International)
Dominant LegsYoung at Love and Life EP (Lefse)
DownspiritPoint of Origin (Metalville)
EelsThat’s Not Her Way (vinyl edition; available in other formats on August 24; Tomorrow Morning)
EfrenAlways Been a Bleeder (SloPro)
• Bad Penny download: “Check It Down
• Bad Penny download: “Stay High
Iron MaidenThe Final Frontier (reissue; UMe)
♥♥♥ King of AsgardFi’mbulvintr (Metal Blade)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Knights of the AbyssThe Culling of Wolves (Ferret)
The Last FelonyToo Many Humans. Too Many Humans (Lifeforce)
Like PioneersPiecemeal (Abandoned Love)
Jon LindsayEscape From Plaza-Midwood (Chocolate Lab)
OrbsAsleep Next to Science (Equal Vision)
Return to Earth (features Coheed and Cambria’s Chris Pennie) – Automata (Metal Blade)
Riotgod (features Monster Magnet’s Bob Pantella and Jim Baglino) – Riotgod (Metalville)
Slayer – “Live Intrusion,” “Still Reigning” and “War at the Warfield” (reissues; “Live Intrusion” on DVD for the first time; limited edition “Slayer Live DVD 3-Pak” available at; American)
Someone Still Loves You Boris YeltsinLet It Sway (Polyvinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “Let It Sway
StarfuckerB-Sides EP (also includes remixes, Madonna cover; Badman)
• Filter download: “Boy Toy (Fake Drugs Remix)
SuperchunkNo Pocky for Kitty and On the Mouth (reissues; on 180-gram vinyl for the first time; LPs include download coupons; Merge)
Tallest TreesThe Ostrich or the Lark (Other Electricities)
• RCRD LBL download: “Skinny Little Wrists
• KCRW download: “Alouette
Camu TaoKing of Hearts (digital version comes with Forever Frozen in Television Time EP by side project Central Services; Fat Possum/ Definitive Jux)
Thee St. Major III (features the Fastbacks’ Kurt Bloch) – The Idea Factory (In Music We Trust)
Shannon WhitworthWater Bound (Thirty Tigers)
Jenny Wilson – “Like a Fading Rainbow” single (I Am Sound)
• Bad Penny download: “Hardships (Gospel Version)
Various artists – “The Switch” soundtrack (features Mojave 3, Eels, more; Rhino)


Nite JewelAm I Real? EP (vinyl version; previously available digitally; Gloriette)


Marmoset – “Doo Wop” single (cassette only; Joyful Noise)
• Bad Penny download: “Doo Wop
• Bad Penny download: “She’s Wearing Rings


Teen DazeFour More Years (Arcade Sound Ltd.)


The Devil Makes ThreeLive @ KEXP (digital release; Milan)
Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele (second vinyl pressing; Bandcamp)


At Our HeelsMisanthropy and Godlessness (available in multiple gatefold-vinyl configurations and as a digipak CD; Creator-Destructor)
Sarah BlaskoAs Day Follows Night (produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John; Dramatico)
Blood of KinguSun in the House of the Scorpion (Candlelight)
Bonded by BloodExiled to Earth (Earache)
Bottomless PitBlood Under the Bridge (Comedy Minus One)
The Budos BandThe Budos Band III (Daptone)
• Bad Penny download: “Unbroken, Unshaven
Kathryn Calder (New Pornographers singer/keyboardist) – Are You My Mother? (features members of the New Pornographers, Frog Eyes, Ladyhawk; File Under: Music)
• Bad Penny download: “Slip Away
The Cinnamon BandAll Dressed EP (Post Modern)
Colour RevoltThe Cradle (New Fear/ Dualtone)
• Bad Penny download: “Our Names
Common GrackleThe Great Depression (features Kool Keith and Ceschi; Fake Four Inc.)
DemiansMute (Inside Out)
Destruction of a RoseAmerican Hell (physical release available exclusively at Hot Topic; recorded with Tim Lambesis; BlkHeart Group)
DivinityThe Singularity (Candlelight)
Dreamend (Ryan Graveface of Black Moth Super Rainbow) – So I Ate Myself, Bite by Bite (available as a download, CD or animated picture disc; Graveface)
The DrumsThe Drums (vinyl edition; already out digitally; CD in stores September 14; Downtown)
ElsinoreYes Yes Yes (Parasol)
• Bad Penny download: “Yes Yes Yes
• Bad Penny download: “Lines
• Bad Penny download: “Lines (DJ Bozak Remix)
Bryan Ferry – “You Can Dance” single (Astralwerks)
Frontier(s)There Will Be No Miracles Here (Arena Rock)
Gasoline SilverGasoline Silver (Victorian)
• Bad Penny download: “Indianapolis
GodfleshStreetcleaner (reissue; Earache)
♥♥♥ Grand LakeBlood Sea Dream (vinyl version; Hippies Are Dead)
• San Francisco Weekly download: “Spark
HawkwindBlood of the Earth (Plastic Head)
Landing on the MoonWe Make History Now (Young Love)
• Bad Penny download: “Bleeding Hearts
Lost in the TreesAll Alone in an Empty House (Anti-)
Magneta LaneGambling With God (digital release; Last Gang)
Yaotl MictlanDentro del Manto Gris de Chaac (Candlelight)
Dan ManganNice, Nice, Very Nice (Arts & Crafts)
Mondo Generator – “Dog Food” single (available as a 7-inch, and in extended form digitally and on CD; Impedance)
Negura BungeVîrstele Pamîntului (special edition comes in handmade wooden box and is limited to 555 copies; MVD Audio/ Aural)
Lee “Scratch” PerryRevelation (Megawave/ MVD Audio)
ReporterTime Incredible (Holocene)
Kelli ScarrPiece (Silence Breaks)
The Secret Sisters – “Big River” 7-inch (Johnny Cash cover; features Jack White and My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemmel; produced by White; Third Man)
(Sic)MonicSomnambulist (MVD Audio/ Aural)
♥♥♥ Six Finger SatelliteThe Machine Cuisine Companion Cassette (reissue; Anchor Brain)
• Bad Penny download: “Love.Like.Machine.
Sky LarkinKaleide (digital version; available in other formats on October 12; Wichita)
Soft MetalsThe Cold World Melts EP (Captured Tracks)
StornowayBeachcomber’s Windowsill (4AD)
Street Sweeper Social Club (Tom Morello and Boots Riley) – The Ghetto Blaster EP (features covers of songs by M.I.A., LL Cool J, more; East West)
Teen DazeFour More Years (12-inch version; already out digitally; Arcade Sound Ltd.)
The Thermals – “I Don’t Believe You” single (7-inch comes with download and is limited to 2,000 copies; Kill Rock Stars)
ToadiesFeeler (re-recorded version of shelved 1997 album; Kirtland)
Wait. Think. Fast.Luces del Sur (digitally version; physical release available September 7; AT)
Waking the CadaverBeyond Cops. Beyond God (Siege of Amida)
Wild BeastsWe Still Got the Taste 10-inch (Domino)
Various artistsJerry Jams for Rex (Jerry Garcia tribute featuring the Black Crowes, Bruce Hornsby, more; all proceeds go to the Rex Foundation; the Rex Foundation)
Various artistsProximity One: Narrative of a City (Proximal)
• Pitchfork download: Dam Funk’s “A Day at the Carnival
• Los Angeles Times download: Daedelus’ “Off Angels Edges


Michael Angelo – “Sorcerer’s Delight” single (available digitally and as a 7-inch limited to 500 copies; Mexican Summer)
The Arcade FireThe Suburbs (Merge)
AutoluxTransit Transit (TBD)
BambaraDog Ear Days EP (Emerald Weapon)
• Bad Penny download: “Stay Gray
ClogsLast Song EP (available digitally; features the National’s Matt Berninger; Brassland)
Dimples – “I Can Feel You Out There” single (available digitally and as a 7-inch limited to 500 copies; Mexican Summer)
David Dondero# Zero With A Bullet (Team Love)
DragonetteMixin to Thrill EP (available digitally and as a limited-edition CD; I Surrender)
El-PWeareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 (instrumental album; Gold Dust)
FleshwroughtDementia/Dyslexia (Metal Blade)
Hammers of MisfortuneThe Locust Years; Fields/ Church of Broken Glass; The Bastard (previously out of print); and The August Engine (reissues; Metal Blade)
HorsebackThe Invisible Mountain (Relapse)
J.J.jj nº 2 (reissue; Secretly Canadian/ Sincerely Yours)
Los LobosTin Can Trust (with guest appearance by Susan Tedeschi; Shout! Factory)
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam BandWhere the Messengers Meet (Dead Oceans)
• Bad Penny download: “Leaving Trails
Night HorsePerdition Hymns (produced and mixed by Matt Bayles; Tee Pee)
• free Sympathy Ain’t Free EP download (features one song from LP plus two exclusive tracks; e-mail address required)
• LA Weekly download: “Rollin’ On
The Poison ArrowsNewfound Resolutions (File 13)
• Bad Penny download: “Unveiled in Sequence
Queens of the Stone AgeRated R – Deluxe Edition (Interscope/UMe)
RamasesSpace Hymns (reissue; available digitally and as an LP limited to 2,000 copies; Mexican Summer)
Rose’s Pawn ShopDancing on the Gallows (produced by Ethan Allen; self-released)
Shapes and SizesCandle to Your Eyes (Asthmatic Kitty)
• Stereogum download: “Tell Your Mum
Slaughter StrikeAt Life’s End EP (12-inch only; Cyclopean)
SqueezeSpot the Difference (Anchor and Hope)
Swahili BlondeMan Meat (Manimal Vinyl)
David VanderveldeSummer Time Hits EP (12-inch limited to 300 copies; Secretly Canadian)
Versus (featuring original member Edward Baluyut) – On the Ones and Threes (deluxe-edition double-LP has two bonus tracks and alternate song sequence; bonus tracks also available with CD or vinyl preorder beginning June 8; Merge)
• Bad Penny download: “Gone to Earth
• Bad Penny download: “Invincible Hero
Viper Creek ClubLetters (self-released)
VotumMetafiction (Armoury)
WavvesKing of the Beach (Fat Possum)
• Bad Penny concert review: “FYF Fest 2010: Sleep Are Reawakened, Growlers Are Scary-Good, Titus Andronicus Prove Weak
White RingsSuffocation EP (vinyl version; limited to 500 copies; previously available digitally; features remixes by Los Campesinos!, Unision, more; Hi-Scores Recording Library)
Hans Zimmer – “Inception” score (vinyl version; previously available in other formats; Warner Bros.)


The FramesAnother Love Song, Dance the Devil …, and Fitzcarraldo (deluxe reissues with five bonus tracks each; Salvo)
I’m in YouI’m in You (Mean)
PropagandaA Secret Wish (Deluxe Edition) (reissue with bonus disc of additional material; ZTT)


The AcornNo Ghost (physical version; digital version dropped June 1; Bella Union)
• Stereogum download: “No Ghost


Various artistsRepetition: A Tribute to David Bowie (features new covers by Duran Duran, Vivian Girls, Warpaint, more; limited-edition double CD; Manimal Vinyl)


Pretty LightsSpilling Over the Side EP (self-released)
• free EP download (e-mail address required)


Mark Olson (Jayhawks co-founder) – Many Colored Kite (features Jolie Holland, Vashti Bunyan; Ryko)


Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth For Christ ChoirLike a Ship … (Without a Sail) (reissue; available on CD and vinyl; LP includes bonus 7-inch; Light in the Attic)
Best CoastCrazy for You (Mexican Summer)
The BodyAll the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood (CD version only; already out on LP; At a Loss)
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “A Curse
• Bad Penny concert review: “FYF Fest 2010: Sleep Are Reawakened, Growlers Are Scary-Good, Titus Andronicus Prove Weak
Bombay Bicycle ClubI Had the Blues but I Shook Them Loose (Arena Rock)
Burning TwilightThe Reckoning EP (physical version available exclusively at Hot Topic; BlkHeart Group)
Charles BurstThe Famous Patient and “Neighbor Song” 7-inch (Ernest Jenning)
BussesBusses (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Foundation Myth
• Bad Penny download: “Stationary
ClubfeetGold on Gold (Plant)
• Bad Penny download: “Edge of Extremes
• Bad Penny download: “Teenage Suicide
John ColtraneColtrane Jazz; Coltrane Plays the Blues; Coltrane’s Sound; and My Favorite Things (vinyl reissues; Rhino)
Common GrackleThe Great Depression (Fake Four Inc.)
Countryfied (features Myron Walden) – Countryfied (self-released)
Tony Da Gatorra vs. Gruff RhysThe Terror of Cosmic Loneliness (Turnstile/OVNI)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.Horse Power EP (physical version; previously available digitally; Quite Scientific)
Dragonette – “Our Summer Volcano” single (I Surrender)
Ian Dury – “Rare and Unseen” DVD (MVD Visual/ Wienerworld)
EnlouBody of Friends, Body of Water EP (Lujo)
EveryboyThe Last Lala’s (features members of backing bands for Beck, Ben Harper, more; self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Another Love (Tanqueray)
Far From FinishedForgettable (Old Shoe)
Insidious DiseaseShadowcast (Century Media)
♥♥♥ JaillThat’s How We Burn (Sub Pop)
JBMNot Even in July (Partisan)
• Bad Penny download: “Cleo’s Song
Tom JonesPraise & Blame (produced by Ethan Johns; Lost Highway)
La GritonaLa Gritona (two-CD career retrospective; Tortuga)
Maylene & the Sons of Disaster – “Where the Saints Roam” 7-inch (limited edition; also includes digital version of III; Ferret)
Miniature TigersFortress (produced by the Morning Benders’ Chris Chu; Modern Art/ ILG)
• Stereogum download: “Gold Skull (Featuring Neon Indian)
My Other FriendBurning Bright Tonight (Caroline Third Party)
Neu!Neu! Vinyl Box (limited-edition set with four LPs, one vinyl maxi-single, download coupon, picturebook, etc.; includes two unreleased albums; Groenland)
Proghma-CBar-do Travel (Armoury)
Red Wanting BlueThese Magnificent Miles (Fanatic)
Cliff Richard – “Rare and Unseen” DVD (MVD Visual/ Wienerworld)
RufioAnybody Out There (available digitally and on CD; the Militia Group)
Kelli ScarrPiece (Silence Breaks)
The ShimmiesTo All Beloved Enemies (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “The Shimmies The Thing That Seems the Hardest Is Actually the Easiest
• Bad Penny download: “And the Radio Played On (The Delta Mirror Cover)” (the Delta Mirror cover)
Shunda K (Yo! Majesty frontwoman) – “Here I Am to Save the World” single (with Scream Club’s Cindy Wonderful; Fanatic)
• Bad Penny download: “Here I Am to Save the World (Album Version)
Sky Sailing (Owl City’s Adam Young) – An Airplane Carried Me to Bed (unreleased archival material; Sky Harbor/ Universal Republic)
Social StudiesWind Up Wooden Heart (Antenna Farm)
• Bad Penny download: “Time Bandit
• RCRD LBL download: “Battle of Shiloh (Ernest Gonzales Remix)
• RCRD LBL download: “Holler Boys
Sodom – “Lords of Depravity II” (two DVDs featuring documentary, live material, etc.; SPV)
Still Flyin’A Party in Motion EP (Ernest Jenning)
The SupremesLet Yourself Go: The ’70s Albums, Vol 2 – 1974-1977: The Final Sessions (three-CD set; Hip-O Select)
Team BGenesis/ Reply to Censure EP (available digitally and as a 7-inch limited to 500 copies; digital version has bonus Minotaur Shock remix; Hi-Scores Recording Library)
• The Music Slut download: “Genesis/ Reply to Censure (Minotaur Shock Remix)
Tammi TerrellThe Complete Solo Collection (Hip-O Select)
Christopher WillitsTiger Flower Circle Sun (Ghostly International)
• Bad Penny download: “Light Into Branches
• Bad Penny download: “Sun Body
Alex Winston – “Choice Notes” 7-inch (limited edition; HeavyRoc)
• Bad Penny download: “Choice Notes
Young GalaxyInvisible Republic (Paper Bag)
• RCRD LBL download: “Queen Drum
• RCRD LBL download: “Queen Drum (Henning Fürst of the Tough Alliance Remix)
Various artists – “Altamont Now” (DVD; Factory 25)
Various artists – “Gold: Before Woodstock. Beyond Reality” DVD (first-ever release of unreleased comedy film shot in 1968; features bonus commentary from Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts; Wild Eye/ MVD Visual)
Various artists – “I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store” (features Thurston Moore, Ian MacKaye, Noam Chomksy, more; previously available at indie stores only; MVD Visual)
Various artists – “Music for the Builder” (soundtrack featuring unreleased songs by Califone, Luke Temple, more; available only on; Jagjaguwar)


The Bewitched Hands on the Top of Our HeadsHard to Cry (Sony)
• RCRD LBL download: “I Don’t Know
Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals frontman) – The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness (features Tony Da Gatorra; limited-edition digital release; OVNI/Turnstile)
Insidious DiseaseShadowcast (Century Media)
Paul A. RosalesWonder Wheel 1 (Care in the Community)
• Altered Zones download: “Nautilus Cry
Them:Youth – “Fever Rising” single (Big Hand)
• free download: “Fever Rising” (e-mail address required)
Violens – “Acid Reign” single (limited-edition 7-inch; Static Recital)


Angels of BabylonKingdom of Evil (previously available overseas; U.S. version has three bonus tracks; Burnhill Union)
Teen DazeFour More Years (digital version only; 12-inch drops August 10; Arcade Sound Ltd.)


The Acacia StrainWormwood (Prosthetic)
AllegaeonFragments of Form and Function (Metal Blade)
Black River (features members of Behemoth and Dimmu Borgir) – Black ‘N’ Roll (Armoury)
Black Veil BridesWe Stitch These Wounds (Standby)
Sebastian BlanckAlibi Coast (Rare Book Room)
The BooksThe Way Out (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
• Pitchfork download: “Beautiful People
Burning the MassesOffspring of Time (Mediaskare)
Bill CallahanLetters to Emma Bowlcut (book; Drag City)
CanbyRat (Aqui Estamos)
• Bad Penny download: “For Alex, Who Hates the Word Lonely
• Bad Penny download: “Rat
CarefulOh Light (Sounds Super)
ChimairaComing Alive (DVD featuring documentary, tour footage, more; comes with bonus live CD; Ferret)
ClutchFrom Beale Street to Oblivion (with bonus CD featuring live material from 2006-2007 and “Electric Worry” video; Weathermaker)
Department of EaglesArchive 2003-2006 (American Dust)
♥♥♥ East of the WallRessentiment (Translation Loss)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Frazey Ford (of the Be Good Tanyas) – Obadiah (Nettwerk)
Francis and the LightsIt’ll Be Better (Cantora)
• Bad Penny download: “For Days
Frontier RuckusDeadmalls and Nightfalls (Ramseur)
Jimmy Gnecco (ex-Ours frontman) – The Heart (Bright Antenna)
The Goodnight LovingThe Goodnight Loving Supper Club (Dirtnap)
• Bad Penny download: “Doesn’t Shake Me
• Bad Penny download: “The Pan
Grand MalClandestine Songs (features members of Home, the Silent League, Hopewell, more; mastered by Dave Fridmann; Groover)
• Bad Penny download: “Lower Yer Heart
The High Confessions (features Chris Connelly and Steve Shelley) – Turning Lead Into Gold With the High Confessions (Relapse)
Hospital Ships (Shearwater’s Jordan Geiger) – “Carry On” single (available digitally and as a 7-inch; Graveface)
• Bad Penny download: “Carry On
Instruments of Science & Technology (a.k.a. Richard Swift) – Asthmatic Kitty Library Catalog Music Volume 7: Instruments of Science & Technology – Music for Paradise Armor (Asthmatic Kitty)
• Bad Penny download: “Old Hanshakes
Rakaa Iriscience (of Dilated Peoples) – Crown of Thorns (produced by the Alchemist, El-P, more; Decon)
Dayna Kurtz/ My Brightest Diamond – “Postcards From Downtown”/ “Gone Away” split single (available digitally and as a limited-edition 7-inch; Kismet)
Lower Dens (features Jana Hunter) – Twin-Hand Movement (recorded with ex-Oxes drummer Chris Freeland; Gnomonsong)
• Bad Penny download: “Hospice Gates
MahjonggThe Long Shadow of the Paper Tiger (K)
• Bad Penny download: “Miami Knights
• Bad Penny download: “Whoop
Majeure (Zombi’s A.E. Paterra) – Timespan Remixes (limited to 500 copies on black vinyl; Temporary Residence Ltd.)
Major LazerLazers Never Die EP (features M.I.A., and remixes by Thom Yorke and more; Mad Decent/ Downtown/ Interscope)
Kristen MiltnerMusic for Dreaming and Playing (Asthmatic Kitty)
Mose GiganticusGift Horse (Relapse)
Nero OrderThe Tower (features Oxbow’s Eugene Robinson; self-released)
Nite JewelAm I Real? EP (digital version; LP due August 16; Gloriette)
Radio FreqAlive EP (Digital Noir)
• Bad Penny download: “Where You Been
Max RichterInfra (FatCat)
RosalineThe Vitality Theory (Good Fight)
ShigetoWhat We Held on To EP (Ghostly International/ Moongadget)
• free EP download
SpurOf the Moment (unreleased archival material; Drag City)
Shannon StephensShannon Stephens (reissue; Asthmatic Kitty)
The Streets on FireThis Is Fancy (The Currency Exchange)
• Bad Penny download: “Hard to Find
• Bad Penny download: “No One’s Fucking to the Radio
Kenseth Thibideau (Tarantel co-founder) – Repetition (Temporary Residence Ltd..)
• Bad Penny download: “Black Hole
Trances ArcTA (Slush Fund)
Jason Urick – “This Is Critical” 7-inch (Fan Death)
Richard YoungsBeyond the Valley of Ultrahits (vinyl and digital only; Jagjaguwar)
• Bad Penny download: “Love in the Great Outdoors


CristalHomegoing (digital only; FSS)
Cristal – “Swedish Child”/”Trial” 7-inch (limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl; comes with Homegoing download code; FSS)


Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele EP (digital version available for donation; vinyl edition limited to 1,000 copies, comes with bonuses; self-released)


Admiral Radley (features members of Grandaddy and Earliment) – I Heart California (TBA)
• Stereogum download: “I Heart California” (limited deluxe vinyl edition comes with unreleased songs, etc.; e-mail address required)
Angel EyesMidwestern (The Mylene Sheath)
AutomelodiAutomelodi (Wierd)
• Stereogum download: “Rose A.D.
Backseat DreamerThe Colors of Dreams, They’re in You (Stickfigure)
• Bad Penny download: “Gold Dust
• Bad Penny download: “Consider
Kevin BeadlesYou Can’t Argue With Water (available digitally and on CD; Ripple)
Blue Giant (features members of the Decemberists, Viva Voce, Swords, more) – Blue Giant (features a guest appearance by Corin Tucker; Vanguard)
BodycopBodycop (available on cassette; Fan Death)
• Bad Penny download: “Don’t Move
Crowded HouseIntriguer (deluxe edition comes with live DVD; Fantasy)
The FuturebirdsHampton’s Lullaby (Autumn Tone)
• Bad Penny download: “Johnny Utah
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.Horse Power EP (digital version; physical release due July 27; Quite Scientific)
Danger Mouse/ SparklehorseDanger Mouse and Sparklehorse Present Dark Night of the Soul (Capitol/Virgin)
Devotional (Two Gallants’ Tyson Vogel) – Devotional (Alive)
El GuinchoPiratas de Sudamérica EP (limited edition; Young Turks)
EP stream
EngrainedAnger, Roots & Rock ‘n’ Roll EP (includes Poison Idea cover; SPV/Steamhammer)
FenTrails Out of Gloom (Ripple)
Gifts From EnolaGifts From Enola (The Mylene Sheath)
Grasscut1 Inch/½ Mile (Ninja Tune)
HalstedLife Underwater (Ashbury)
HamacideMighty Little Machine (Stubtail)
• Bad Penny download: “Broadway Dancers
• Bad Penny download: “Carnies (Featuring Fielded)
Hey ChampStar (Townie)
In This MomentA Star-Crossed Wasteland (Century Media)
The Innocence MissionMy Room in the Trees (Badman)
JammerJahmanji (Ninja Tune)
Tommy KeeneYou Hear Me: Retrospective 1983-2009 (two CDs; Second Motion)
Lone WolfThe Devil and I (Yep Roc)
• Bad Penny download: “Keep Your Eyes on the Road
The Love LanguageLibraries (Merge)
album stream
Melvins/Isis – split 7-inch (Hydra Head)
• Bad Penny essay: “Isis’ Oceanic: Mystery Revealed?
Miss TK and the RevengeThe Ocean Likes to Party Too (portion of proceeds goes to the Surfrider Foundation; Ernest Jenning)
MorcheebaBlood Like Lemonade (physical version; previously available digitally; Pias America)
• RCRD LBL download: “Even Though (Afternoon Mix)
The Mystery JetsSerotonin (Rough Trade)
• Bad Penny download: “Flash a Hungry Smile
Oh No OnoInternet Warrior EP (available digitally and as a limited-edition 12-inch; Friendly Fire)
Panda Bear – “Tomboy” 7-inch (Paw Tracks)
R.E.M.Fables of the Reconstruction (25th anniversary remastered edition; features 14 unreleased demos and new liner notes by Peter Buck; life-top-box CD version includes two CDs, postcards, poster; also available on vinyl and digital formats; Capitol/I.R.S.)
School of Seven BellsDisconnect From Desire (Vagrant/ Ghostly International)
Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants (Foo Fighters guitarist) – Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants (Le Coq Napoleon/ RCA)
• Bad Penny download: “Get Along
SoilworkThe Panic Broadcast (first album to feature Peter Wichers since he rejoined band; Nuclear Blast)
Sons of Liberty (features Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer) – Brush Fires of the Mind (Century Media)
The SpiresCurved Space EP (CD version includes remix download; Beehouse)
Sun Kil MoonAdmiral Fell Promises (vinyl version includes two bonus tracks; purchases made through Caldo Verde store come with I’ll Be There EP featuring covers of songs by Stereolab, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, more; Caldo Verde)
Superchunk – “Digging for Something” single (hand-numbered 7-inch limited to 1,000 copies, with artwork by Les Savy Fav’s Harrison Haynes; Merge)
SuperhumanoidsUrgency (vinyl version has one bonus track; Hit City USA)
• RCRD LBL download: “Persona
• The Fader download: Xiu Xiu’s “Ringtone (Superhumanoids Remix)
Torche/BorisChapter Ahead Being Fake (split 10-inchHydra Head)
♥♥♥ WeedDC Hope EP (Moongadget)
• Bad Penny download: “Quilt
Hans Zimmer – “Inception” score (available digitally and on CD; vinyl version due August 3; Warner Bros.)
ZoroasterMatador (E1 Metal)


O. ChildrenO. Children (iTunes version; available in other formats later this year; Deadly People)
We Have Band – “Oh!” single (Naive)
• Bad Penny download: “Honey Trap


Jay Bennett (ex-Wilco) – Kicking at the Perfumed Air (Rock Proper)
• Bad Penny download: “M Plates
• Bad Penny download: “Twice a Year


AmorphisForging the Land of Thousand Lakes (Europe only; Nuclear Blast)


MorcheebaBlood Like Lemonade (digital version; physical version available July 13; Pias America)
• RCRD LBL download: “Even Though (Afternoon Mix)


Electric Sunset (features ex-members of Desolation Wilderness) – “Soda” (plus three more songs; available as part of K Records’ digital Singles Zip-Pack)


Au Revoir SimoneNight Light (album of remixes by Neon Indian, Jens Lekman, more; Our Secret Record Company)
BathsCerulean (Anticon)
• Pitchfork download: “Hall
Can CanMonsters & Healers (JDub Digital)
The Cat EmpireCinema (Velour)
The ChapWell Done Europe (Lo)
• Bad Penny download: “We Work in Bars
Current 93Baalstorm, Sing Omega (Coptic Cat)
Kevin DevineShe Stayed as Steam EP (two new songs and two remixes; LP available through These Are Not; available digitally through Favorite Gentlemen)
Fol ChenPart II: The New December (Asthmatic Kitty)
free In Ruins remix EP download
Frank (Just Frank)The Brutal Wave (CD has two exclusive songs; Wierd)
• Stereogum download: “Coeur Hante
The Ghost of the Saber Tooth Tiger (features Sean Lennon, Mark Ronson, more) – “Jardin du Luxembourg” single (available digitally and as a 7-inch; Chimera)
Good RiddanceCapricorn One: Singles & Rarities (includes six unreleased songs; Fat Wreck Chords)
Gristle (features the Sonnier Brother’s Band’s Len Sonnier and ex-Galactic Cowboys member Ben Huggins) – Cold Blue Sky (Metal Blade)
Gypsyhawk (features ex-Skeletonwitch bassist Eric Harris) – Patience and Perseverance (Creator-Destructor)
HelstarRising From the Grave (Metal Blade)
How to Destroy Angels (Trent Reznor project) – How to Destroy Angels (physical version; digital edition dropped June 1; Null)
Modern SkirtsHappy 81 EP (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “DUI
• Bad Penny download: “Rebecca St. Clair
Noun (Screaming Females frontwoman Marissa Paternoster) – Holy Hell (Don Giovanni)
PathologyLegacy of the Ancients (pre-order comes with limited-edition T-shirt; Victory)
People Eating PeoplePeople Eating People (Control Group)
• Magnet download: “All the Hospitals
• Bad Penny download: “I Hate All My Friends
Robert PollardMoses on a Snail (Guided by Voices Inc.)
• Bad Penny download: “Moses on a Snail
PrimordialSpirit the Earth Aflame (Metal Blade)
Silver SeasChateau Revenge (Cheap Lullaby)
Sons of AureliusThe Farthest Reaches (digital-only deluxe edition with five unreleased songs; Good Fight)
The Stone FoxesBears & Bulls (TBA)
Thieves Like UsAgain and Again (previously available on iTunes; Shelflife)
• Bad Penny download: “Forget Me Not
The Tony Danza Tapdance ExtravaganzaDanza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events (Black Market Activities)
Valkyrie (features members of Baroness) – Man of Two Visions and Valkyrie reissue (MeteorCity)
White RingsSuffocation EP (digital version; LP drops August 3; features remixes by Los Campesinos!, Unision, more; Hi-Scores Recording Library)
Kathryn WilliamsThe Quickening (One Little Indian)
• Bad Penny download: “Little Lesson
Various artistsKitsuné x Ponystep – Mixed by Jerry Bouthier (Kitsuné)
Various artistsUnearthing (features Alan Moore, Zach Hill, Justin Broadrick, Mike Patton, more; deluxe limited-edition box set that includes vinyl, a CD, an EP and more; Lex)


Thee Piatcions – “Time” 7-inch (A Giant Leap)
WireSend Ultimate (retooled two-disc collection of 2000-2003 studio recordings; Pinkflag)


Frank (Just Frank)The Brutal Wave (CD version comes with two bonus tracks; Wierd)
MinotaursEat Your Hate (available digitally or as a CD limited to 500 copies; Cottage Industries)
Mirah – “Gone Are All the Days” (plus four more songs; available as part of K Records’ digital Singles Zip-Pack)


Konono N°1/ Staff Benda Bilili/ Kasai AllstarsCongotronics Vinyl Box Set (includes six LPs, one 7-inch, USB, MP3, more; available exclusively at Crammed Greedbag store)


Anaal NathrakhThe Codex Necro/ Where Fire Rains (two CDs; Earache)
And Hell Followed WithProprioception (bundle with T-shirt available for pre-order; Earache)
Angelus ApatridaClockwork (initial pressing includes O-Card and cover of Iron Maiden’s “Be Quick or Be Dead”; Century Media)
Peter BlockPeter Block (available digitally; physical version drops June 29; produced by Mike Viola; features Tracy Bonham, members of They Might Be Giants, more; Engine Room)
Lydia Burrell (producer Alexander Smith) – Lydia Burrell (Removador Recordings and Solutions)
• Bad Penny download: “Ring
CreamDisraeli Gears (picture-disc-LP reissue; UMe)
DelphicAcolyte (Dangerbird)
• free download: “Doubt” (e-mail address required)
Brock Enright and Kirsten DeirupTorben (limited-edition bundle includes DVD with the film “Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same,” film poster, more; Factory 25)
Alejandro EscovedoStreet Songs of Love (features Bruce Springsteen and Ian Hunter; produced by Tony Visconti; Fantasy/Concord)
Fight FairCalifornia Kicks (Triple Crown)
The Flying ChangeSinger/Songwriter EP (Scarlet Shame)
• Bad Penny download: “Songwriter
• Bad Penny download: “Singer
Forest City LoversCarriage (Out of This Spark)
Foxes in FictionSwung From the Branches (Moongadget)
Adam Franklin & the Bolts of Melody (Swervedriver frontman) – I Could Sleep for a Thousand Years (Second Motion)
The Harvey GirlsI’ve Been Watching a Lot of Horror Movies Lately (Circle Into Square)
• Bad Penny download: “Smile Like Gwynplaine
The HerbaliserHerbal Tonic (best-of collection; Ninja Tune)
Hey MarseillesTo Travels and Trunks (Onto/ADA)
Under the Radar download: “To Travels & Trunks
Indigo GirlsStaring Down the Brilliant Dream (two CDs featuring live material from 2006-’09; IG/Vanguard)
InuNot for Anyone (Vertebrae)
IwrestledabearonceIt’s All Happening (two-CD/one-DVD reissue with bonus remixes and videos; five packages include “Golden Ticket” granting special concert access, more prizes; Century Media)
KatzenjammerLe Pop (Nettwerk)
KnutWonder (Hydra Head)
Ethan Lipton and His OrchestraHonker (TBA)
• Bad Penny download: “When You Die” (with the National’s Matt Berninger)
• Bad Penny download: “You Were Right + It’s OK
The Main Street GospelLove Will Have Her Revenge (Tee Pee)
• ShockHound download: “I Won’t Be Stayin’ ” (e-mail address required)
Maps & AtlasesPerch Patchwork (Barsuk)
Mastodon – “Jonah Hex” score EP (digital only; Reprise)
Hamper McBeeThe Good Old-Fashioned Way (Drag City)
The MissionDum Dum Bullet (collection of unreleased songs, rarities, etc.; SPV) and “The Final Chapter” (three DVDs of live material; SPV)
Monotonix – “Fun Fun Fun/ Try Try Try” single (vinyl only; recorded by Steve Albini; Drag City)
MotörheadAce of Spades (picture-disc-LP reissue; UMe)
Parkway DriveDeep Blue (Epitaph)
Alasdair Roberts & FriendsToo Long in This Condition (Drag City)
Scissor SistersNight Work (Downtown)
• free download on Downtown sampler (e-mail address required)
Screen Vinyl Image – “Siberian Eclipse” 7-inch (Fan Death)
Spin̈al TapBreak Like the Wind (picture-disc-LP reissue; UMe)
Steel TrainSteel Train (Terrible Thrills)
• free download: “You and I Undercover
The Stone FoxesBears & Bulls (iTunes exclusive; available wide on July 6; TBA)
STS9Axe the Cables (1320)
To Rococo RotSpeculation (Domino)
Abdoulaye TraoréAbdoulaye Traoré (Drag City)
Toba Seydou TraoreToba Seydou Traore (Drag City)
Kate TuckerWhite Horses (Red Valise)
WitcheryWitchkrieg (Century Media)
Wolf ParadeExpo 86 (Sub Pop)
Various artists – “Trash Humpers” soundtrack (Drag City)
Various artistsUnheard Ofs & Forgotten Abouts: Rare and Unheard Gramophone Recordings From Around the World (1916-1964) – From the 78 RPM Record Collection of Frank Fairfield (Pawn/ Tompkins Square)


My Jerusalem – “Love You When You Leave” single (One Little Indian)
The UndertonesThe Undertones; Hypnotised; Positive Touch; The Sin of Pride; Teenage Kicks EP (digital reissues; only available at iTunes; Union Square)
The UndertonesBest of the Undertones (only available digitally, at iTunes; Union Square)
Various artistsAquarium Drunkard Presents: L’Aventure (suggested‐donation digital compilation of L.A. bands covering songs from Television’s Adventure; features the Henry Clay People, Imaad Wasif, Local Natives, more; all proceeds go to the Silverlake Conservatory of Music; Aquarium Drunkard)


Cloud Nothings – “Didn’t You” single (available digitally and on vinyl; Old Flame)


22-20sShake/Shiver/Moan (tbd)
A Place to Bury StrangersI Lived My Life to Stand in the Shadow of Your Heart EP (digital only; Mute)
Dot AllisonRoom 7½ (features Paul Weller, Pete Doherty, members of the Bad Seeds; Arthoused)
• Bad Penny download: “I Wanna Break Your Heart (Featuring Peter Doherty)
Sebastian Blanck (Black Dice cofounder) – Alibi Coast (Rare Book Room)
• Bad Penny download: “Thunder
♥♥♥ ChambersOld Love (digital only; self-released)
Bad Penny album review
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
The Chemical BrothersFurther (Astralwerks)
Chief – “Night & Day” single (available as a 10-inch or digital download; Domino)
ColiseumHouse With a Curse (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
The ConstellationsSouthern Gothic (features Cee-Lo, members of the Whigs, more; Virgin)
DanzigDeth Red Sabaoth (first new album in six years; available early and with bonus CD at Danzig concerts; The End)
• Amazon (free) download: “On a Wicked Night
Bob DesperNew Sounds (reissue; Bob Desper Music/ Discourage)
((Eagle Winged Palace))Where We’re Coming From (Western Crest)
♥♥♥ Early GravesGoner (Ironclad)
Extra LifeSplayed Flesh EP (remixes by Justin Broadrick, JG Thirlwell, more; Planaria/Sockets)
• Bad Penny download: “Headshrinker (Tyondi Braxton Remix)
The GermsLive at the Starwood: December 3, 1980 (complete unreleased recording of final concert with Darby Crash; includes handwritten set list, replica of original poster, more ephemera; Rhino Handmade)
Herbie HancockThe Imagine Project (features Los Lobos, India.Arie, more; deluxe edition comes with DVD, sheet music, photo book; Hancock/RED)
Sarah Harmeroh little fire (Rounder)
Hey Rosetta!Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood) (Sonic)
Holy HailThe Dying (After) Party (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Riverine
Jackson 5Live at the Forum (CD/DVD reissue; Hip-O)
Joemca16 Devils (One Stone/ The Orchard)
• Bad Penny download: “Big Dreams
JPT Scare BandAcid Blues Is the White Man’s Burden (double-12-inch version has two previously unreleased bonus tracks; Ripper Music Store)
Kele (ex-Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke) – The Boxer (Glassnote)
KozeljnikDeeper the Fall (Paragon)
LilleTall Shoulders EP (Whaleheart)
• Bad Penny download: “Tall Shoulders
Steve MasonBoys Outside (Domino)
OrgoneCali Fever (Ubiquity)
Ozzy OsbourneScream (free digital copy comes with purchase of Ozzfest ticket – link expires August 25; Epic)
ParlovrParlovr (Dine Alone)
• Bad Penny download: “Archy & Mehitabel
• Bad Penny download: “Pen to the Paper
Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks) – Season of the Assassin (features Beanie Sigel, Ill Bill, more; Enemy Soil)
• Bad Penny download: “Drag You to Hell
• Bad Penny download: “Street Wars (Featuring Clipse and Block McCloud
Procedure ClubDoomed Forever (Slumberland)
Psychic Ills – “Catoptric” (12-inch; limited to 500 copies; the Social Registry)
RageStrings to a Web (previously available in Europe; North American version comes with bonus DVD featuring live material; Sonic Unyon Metal)
Robert RandolphWe Walk This Road (includes covers of songs by Bob Dylan, Prince and John Lennon; produced by T Bone Burnett; Warner Bros.)
ReginaPuutarhatrilogia (Friendly Fire)
RPWLThe Gentle Art of Music (ADA)
Sabbath AssemblyRestored to One (:AJNA:)
• Bad Penny download: “We Give Our Lives
SiaWe Are Born (features Inara George and Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi; Monkey Puzzle/ Jive)
• Bad Penny download: “(Clap Your Hands) Diplo Mix
Son of the SunThe Happy Loss (Stubtail)
• Bad Penny download: “The Other Side
• Bad Penny download: “Get Together
StarsThe Five Ghosts (features Broken Social Scene’s Andrew Whiteman; Soft Revolution/ Vagrant)
Still Flyin’A Party in Motion EP (12-inch; Ernest Jenning)
Suicidal AngelsSanctify the Darkness (previously available in Europe; Sonic Unyon Metal)
Swingin’ Utters – “Lungs” single (available digitally and on vinyl; Fat Wreck Chords)
Teen Daze – untitled EP (remixes; iTunes exclusive; Arcade Sound Ltd.)
Tender TrapDansette Dansette (Slumberland)
This or the ApocalypseHaunt What’s Left (Good Fight)
Paul ThornPimps and Preachers (Perpetual Obscurity)
Trash TalkEyes & Nines (features members of the Bronx and Circle Jerks; Trash Talk Collective)
Windsor for the DerbyAgainst Love (Secretly Canadian)
Various artistsRaise Hope for Congo (features songs by Rodrigo y Gabriella, Norah Jones, more; Mercer Street)
Various artistsThis Comp Kills Fascists Vol. 2 (new and exclusive songs from Despise You, Lack of Interest, more; Relapse)
Various artistsWelcome to the Family Compilation Vol. 4 (features Riverboat Gamblers, the Street Dogs, the Briggs, more; Old Shoe/ Innes Clothing)
Various artists – “Rules to Rock By” soundtrack (features Deerhoof cover of Liliput’s “Hitch Hike” and more; the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls)
• Pitchfork download: Deerhoof’s cover of Liliput’s “Hitch Hike”


We Have BandOh! EP (Beatport exclusive; Naive)
• Bad Penny download: “Honey Trap


RamessesTake the Curse (Ritual)


The Amity AfflictionYoungbloods (Modern Music)
• free download: “I Hate Hartley” (Facebook/Twitter referral required)
Diamond Rings – “Show Me Your Stuff” 12-inch single (vinyl only; Big Silence)


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Bad VeinsOutliers EP (physical copies only sold at tour stops; also available digitally; Dangerbird)
• free download: “Falling Tide” (e-mail address required)
The Candy SnatchersDown at Delilah’s (also available on limited-edition numbered picture disc; Drug Front)
Child BiteThe Living Breathing Organ Summer (available on cassette; Joyful Noise/ Forge Again)
• Bad Penny download: “Paws Perilous
• Bad Penny download: “Odd Inn
Dream SyndicateMedicine Show (reissue; Water)
Laura EscudéPororoca (Electronic Creatives)
Flowers of HellCome Hell or High Water (features members of Broken Social Scene, Guided by Voices, Spiritualized and more; Unfamiliar)
FoalsTotal Life Forever (CD and LP versions; previously available digitally; Sub Pop)
The Gaslight AnthemAmerican Slang (SideOneDummy)
Gold PandaYou EP (available digitally or as a limited-edition 12-inch; digital version comes with four bonus remixes; Ghostly International)
Grand MalLower Yer Heart (digital EP featuring five songs previously unavailable in U.S.; Groover)
• Bad Penny download: “Lower Yer Heart
Grupo FantasmaEl Existential (Nat Geo)
• Bad Penny download: “El Consejo
• Bad Penny download: “Telaraña (Featuring Curt Kirkwood)” (featuring Curt Kirkwood)
Ed HarcourtLustre (Piano Wolf)
HeartsoundsUntil We Surrender (Epitaph)
JDSYBlue Newspaper (Moongadget)
• Bad Penny download: “Telluride
Kacey JohansingMany Seasons (Porto Franco)
• Bad Penny download: “Oh Brother
Let Me RunBroken Strings EP (Paper + Plastick)
Light PollutionApparitions (Carpark)
• Bandcamp download: “Magic Kingdoms Kick My Teeth In
• RCRD LBL download: “Witchcraft
• Bad Penny download: “Good Feelings
• Bad Penny download: “Oh, Ivory!
The LikeRelease Me (produced by Mark Ronson; Downtown/Universal)
• free download on Downtown sampler (e-mail address required)
Locks (features Joan of Arc drummer) – Suicides Don’t Commit Themselves (vinyl version comes with downloads of Locks covering Wall of Voodoo and J Church; Static Station)
• free download: “The SD” (e-mail address required)
Impose Magazine download: “That Will Never Get Blood Out of a Clown Suit
Magic BulletsMagic Bullets (Mon Amie)
• Pitchfork download: “Lying Around
Mates of StateCrushes (The Covers Mixtape) (features covers of songs by Nick Cave, Death Cab for Cutie, Girls, more; digital version only; self-released)
• free download: “Laura” (e-mail address required)
John MellencampOn the Rural Route 7609 – Special Edition (four-CD reissue; UMe)
MicrophoniesTime Kills (Track Number)
Naked Raygun – “Growing Away”/ “Just for Me” (7-inch; Riot Fest)
OvalOh (12-inch vinyl-EP; limited to 1,000 copies; Thrill Jockey)
People Like Us & WobblyMusic for the Fire (Illegal Art)
RacebannonWrap the Body (features guest appearances by Kid Static, We Are Hex’s Jilly Weiss, Yea Big; 12-inch; Joyful Noise)
RasputinaSister Kinderhook (Filthy Bonnet)
• free download: “Holocaust of Giants
Jack Rose with D. Charles Speer & The HelixRagged and Right (limited-edition EP; Thrill Jockey)
ShlohmoCamping EP (Friends of Friends)
SpiritRockpalast: West Coast Legends Vol. 3 (SPV)
StewartKicks (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Dance With Me
SunglassesSunglasses EP (Lefse)
• Bad Penny download: “Stand Fast
Venice Is SinkingSand & Lines (One Percent Press)
• Bad Penny download: “Falls City
• Bad Penny download: “Tugboat” (Galaxie 500 cover)
We Are ScientistsBarbara (Masterswan)
Joe WorrickerEP (Rough Trade)
• Bad Penny download: “Wrap Me Up (Pocketknife Mix)
Young GalaxyInvisible Republic (previously available in Canada; U.S. edition has two exclusive bonus tracks; Paper Bag)
Various artists – “Ain’t My Fault” single (Gulf Coast benefit song featuring Mos Def, Tim Robbins, more; all proceeds go to
Various artistsNew Noise Vol. 1 (features Every Time I Die, Alkaline Trio, Off With Their Heads, more; physical copies limited and only available at Warped Tour; also available digitally; Epitaph)


GraveBurial Ground (Regain)
SetherialEkpyrosis (Regain)


Batusis (features Cheetah Chrome and Sylvain Sylvain) – Batusis EP (available digitally and as vinyl limited to 2,000 silver copies; Smog Veil)


Against Me!White Crosses (Sire)
AM TaxiWe Don’t Stand a Chance (previously available exclusively on iTunes; Virgin)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiBefore Today (pre-order includes “Bright Lit Blue Skies” MP3; 4AD)
• Bad Penny concert review: “FYF Fest 2010: Sleep Are Reawakened, Growlers Are Scary-Good, Titus Andronicus Prove Weak
Ólafur Arnalds… and they have escaped the weight of darkness (Erased Tapes)
Lou Barlow + the Missingmen=Sentridoh III EP (features new songs, new versions of old Barlow songs, more; digital only; Merge)
Andy BellNon-Stop (Mute)
Bellflurasleep.asleep. (Sad Sewer Alligator)
• Bad Penny download: “Insect Politics
• District of Sound album stream
Better Left UnsaidOnly the Dead to Witness (Static Age)
• free download: “To the Last Man” (e-mail address required)
Blitzen TrapperDestroyer of the Void (best-of album; Sub Pop)
album stream
• free download: “Heaven and Earth” demo (e-mail address required)
BLK JKSZOL! EP (Secretly Canadian)
CasiokidsTopp stemning på lokal bar (Polyvinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “Finn Bikkjen!
The Chemical Brothers – iTunes Pass (includes multimedia download of new album, Further; unlocks additional songs, videos, etc.; Astralwerks)
Clinging to the Trees of a Forest FireSongs of Ill Hope and Desperation (Prosthetic)
The ConstellationsSouthern Gothic (features Cee-Lo and Asher Roth; includes tribute to Tom Waits; Virgin)
• download: “Setback” (e-mail address required)
Samantha CrainYou (Understood) (three-CD set with unreleased songs, remixes, outtakes, more; Ramseur)
The CureDisintegration – Deluxe Edition (Rhino)
Deer TickThe Black Dirt Sessions (Partisan)
• Bad Penny download: “Piece by Piece, Frame by Frame
Delta SpiritHistory From Below (Rounder)
The DigElectric Toys (Wall of Sound)
• Bad Penny download: “You’re Already Gone
D.O.A.Talk – Action = 0 (Sudden Death)
The DrumsThe Drums (digital only; vinyl drops August 10; CD in stores September 14; Downtown)
Dutch (Jedi Mind Tricks’ Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind and singer/songwriter Liz Fullerton) – A Bright Cold Day (Enemy Soil)
Eyes Set to KillBroken Frames (BreakSilence)
• Bad Penny download: “All You Ever Knew
Fatal EmbraceThe Empires of Inhumanity (Metal Blade)
William FitzsimmonsDerivatives (features reimagined songs from The Sparrow and the Crow; digital version previously available; Mercer Street)
The Funeral PyreVultures at Dawn (digipak CD; bundle with T-shirt available for preorder; Prosthetic)
Pierre de GaillandeBad Reputation (reworkings of songs by Georges Brassens; Barbès)
The Ghost InsideReturners (features guest appearance by ex-Bury Your Dead vocalist Mat Bruso; Mediaskare)
GitarStuffed (Seeland)
Goldfrapp – “Alive” single (Mute)
John Hancock (ANR singer) – Antenna Death (available digitally and on limited-edition vinyl made from recycled materials; 10K Islands/ St. Ives)
• free download: “Not Scared at All
• free download: “Wet Added
The HauntedRoad Kill (live DVD/CD; also includes documentary, promo clips, more; Century Media)
HeWhoCanNotBeNamed (of the Dwarves) – Sunday School Massacre (features Nick Oliveri, Blag Dahlia, more; MVD Audio)
The Henry Clay PeopleSomewhere on the Golden Coast (tbd)
• Bad Penny download: “Switch Kids
• Bad Penny download: “Glory
• Bad Penny download: “Your Famous Friends
Here We Go MagicPigeons (Secretly Canadian)
• Bad Penny download: “Casual
• free download: “Collector” (e-mail address required)
Heaven Shall BurnInvictus (Century Media)
album stream
• Metal Sucks download: “Buried in Forgotten Grounds
Hot Hot HeatFuture Breeds (Dine Alone/ Dangerbird)
• Bad Penny download: “Goddess on the Prairie
• free download: “21 @ 12 (Alternate Version)” (e-mail address required)
HuoratronPrevenge (deluxe-digital version of previously released EPs Corporate Occult and $$ Troopers; Last Gang)
Humo Del CairoHumo Del Cairo (MeteorCity)
IstappBlekinge (Metal Blade)
Kaiser CartelSecret Transit (Daniel)
• Bad Penny download: “Ready to Go
Keep of KalessinReptilian (Nuclear Blast America)
Kingdom of SorrowBehind the Blackest Tears (Relapse)
Dylan LeBlanc – “If Time Was for Wasting” single (available digitally and as a 7-inch limited to 500 copies; Rough Trade)
MasakariThe Prophet Feeds (Southern Lord)
• Bad Penny download: “Rapid Dominance
Angela McCluskeyYou Could Start a Fight in an Empty House (features Girls Against Boys’ Scott McCloud, Shudder to Think’s Craig Wedren, more; Bernadette)
Mouse FireBig Emotion (Lujo)
• Bad Penny download: “True I May Have Lost It
MyChildren MyBrideLost Boy (Solid State)
NachtmystiumAddicts: Black Meddle Part 2 (limited-edition gatefold vinyl and iTunes editions come with bonus track; Century Media)
• Metal Sucks download: “Addicts
• Stereogum download: “Every Last Drop
• Stereogum download: “No Funeral
Nada SurfIf I Had a Hi-Fi (covers album; double-LP version has three bonus tracks; Mardev)
The New LoudMeasures Melt (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Wrapped In Plastic
• Bad Penny download: “Secrets
NevermoreThe Obsidian Conspiracy (Century Media)
Revolver download: “She Comes in Colors
Off With Their HeadsIn Desolation (Epitaph)
Ov HellThe Underworld Regime (Prosthetic)
Pain (features Hypocrisy frontman Peter Tägtgren) – Cynic Paradise (with bonus CD of live material recorded in Paris on March 23-24, 2009; Nuclear Blast America)
Pain of SalvationRoad Salt One (Inside Out)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Say No to Love” single (Slumberland)
RatatatLP4 (pre-order includes free poster; XL)
• Bad Penny download: “Party With Children
RecoilRecoil Selected (two CDs featuring classic tracks, alternate versions and remixes; Mute)
Reef the Lost CauzeFight Music (features Vinnie Paz, Kool G Rap, more; Enemy Soil)
RefusedThe Shape of Punk to Come – Deluxe Edition (three-disc reissue featuring unreleased live album and DVD with “Refused Are Fucking Dead” documentary; Epitaph)
Robbers on High Street – “Electric Eye” single (7-inch; Engine Room)
RooneyEureka (California Dreaming/ Independent Label Group)
Social Studies – “Holler Boys” single (Antenna Farm)
• RCRD LBL download: “Holler Boys
• Bad Penny download: “Time Bandit
StarringWife of God (Death by Audio)
Impose Magazine download: “July
SuckersWild Smile (Frenchkiss)
• Bad Penny download: “A Mind I Knew
TarotGravity of Light (Nuclear Blast America)
Teenage FanclubShadows (Merge)
Tokyo Police ClubChamp (pre-order bundles include bonus tracks, limited-edition T-shirts, etc.; Mom + Pop)
Trash TalkEyes & Nines (features members of the Bronx and Circle Jerks; physical version; already available digitally; Trash Talk Collective)
VillagersBecoming a Jackal (already available overseas; Domino)
Voyager/Monolith – split LP (clear vinyl limited to 500 copies; vinyl includes album-download card; digital version includes bonus track; Science of Silence)
Metal Sucks album stream
The Wailing WallThe Low Hanging Fruit (JDub)
• Bad Penny download: “Bones Become Rainbows
• Bad Penny download: “Dandelion
What Laura SaysBloom Cheek (Terpsikhore)
WhitechapelA New Era of Corruption (iTunes pre-order has one bonus track; Metal Blade)
album stream
Wild MoccasinsSkin Collision Past (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Skin Collision Past
WormrotAbuse (Earache)
Wye OakMy Neighbor/ My Creator EP (limited-edition CD; previously available digitally; Merge)
Young VeinsTake a Vacation! (One Haven)
Various artistsBeyond Berkeley Guitar (artwork designed by Baroness frontman John Baizley; Tompkins Square)
Various artistsEccentric Breaks and Beats (Numero)
Various artists – “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” soundtrack (features Muse, Band of Horses, Beck, more; deluxe edition comes with bonus CD featuring songs by Battles, Metric, more)


Thee PiatcionsTime EP (digital only; A Giant Leap)
WatainLawless Darkness (Season of Mist)


Tom SchraederOnce Lace, Now Cotton (Township)
• Bad Penny download: “Carry On
• Bad Penny download: “Patbaby (An Ode To)


Jeff KleinDeath of the Fox EP (self-released)


A Forest of StarsOpportunistic Thieves of Spring (Transcendental Creations)
The AcornNo Ghost (digital only; physical version drops August 1; Bella Union)
• Stereogum download: “No Ghost
Active ChildCurtis Lane EP (available digitally and as 10-inch vinyl; Merock)
Andy Bell – “Call on Me” single (Mute)
Big TreeHome(here) (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “The Concurrence of All Things
Boys Like Us (a.k.a. Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij) – “You and Your Heart” (remix of Jack Johnson song; XL)
Bad Penny album review of Vampire Weekend’s Contra
Common PrayerThere Is a Mountain (digital only; Big Potato)
D-W/L-SS (features Steve Shelley)/JBe – 7-inch split (Sixgunlover)
Disco EnsembleThe Island of Disco Ensemble (Fullsteam)
Elk CityHouse of Tongues (Friendly Fire)
• Bad Penny download: “Nine O’Clock in France (Single Version)
• Bad Penny download: “Nine O’Clock in France (Pocket vs Ray Ketchem Remix)
• Bad Penny download: “Jerks on Ice
Funki PorciniOn (Ninja Tune)
Future RockLive in Wicker Park (features concert material, including unreleased songs and remixes of songs by Black Moth Super Rainbow and Death From Above 1979; Harmonized)
The FutureheadsThe Chaos (Dovecote)
Gold MotelSummer House (available digitally; physical version drops November 16; self-released)
Good Old WarGood Old War (Sargent House)
• performing live on every night leading up to album release
Hooray for EarthMomo EP (vinyl is clear and limited; Dovecote)
How to Destroy Angels (Trent Reznor project) – How to Destroy Angels (digital version; physical release drops July 6; Null)
InfesticonsBedford Park (features Saul Williams, Creature, more; Ninja Tune)
♥♥♥ Lamb of GodHourglass (classic tracks; available in multiple configurations, with one or more discs, on multiple platforms; enhanced editions include rare and unreleased material; Epic)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
♥♥♥ MelvinsThe Bride Screamed Murder (Ipecac)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Sergio MendesBom Tempo (Concord) and Bom Tempo Brasil (features Mendes classics remixed by Paul Oakenfold, more; Concord)
Outrageous CherrySeemingly Solid Reality (red vinyl is limited; Alive)
• Bad Penny download: “Fell
• Bad Penny download: “Un-American Girls
Peggy SueFossils and Other Phantoms (Yep Roc)
• Bad Penny download: “Watchman
QuitzowJuice Water (Young Love)
• Bad Penny download: “The Cut
School of Seven Bells – “Windstorm” single (features remix by A Place to Bury Strangers; digital only; Vagrant/ Ghostly International)
Sea of BeesSongs for the Ravens (Crossbill)
• Bad Penny download: “Marmalade
Setting SunFantasurreal (Young Love)
• Bad Penny download: “Driving
• Bad Penny download: “Make You Feel
ShlohmoShlomoshun Deluxe (vinyl only; Friends of Friends)
Sleepy SunFever (digital version previously available; ATP/R)
• Bad Penny download: “Open Eyes
Sleigh BellsTreats (physical version; digital version previously available on iTunes; Mom + Pop/ NEET)
Trees on FireOrganica (Drake)
Roland WhiteI Wasn’t Born to Rock ‘N Roll (reissue of rare 1976 album; remastered from original tapes; on CD for the first time; Tompkins Square)
WintersleepNew Inheritors (Tom Kotter)
WoodsmanMystery Tape EP (Lefse)
Wreckless Eric & Amy RigbyTwo-Way Family Favourites (Southern Domestic)
Various artistsWarped Tour Compilation 2010 (features Every Time I Die, the Casualties, more; two CDs; SideOneDummy)

MAY 31

The Operation – “Come Clean” single (U.K. release; Iota)
TriumfallAntithesis of All Flesh (Forces of Satan)

MAY 25

Ellen AllienDust (BPitch Control)
Anti-Flag – “The Second Coming of Nothing” (7-inch; Paper + Plastick)
Beach FossilsBeach Fossils (Captured Tracks)
♥♥♥ Black TuskTaste the Sin (Relapse)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Camera Obscura – “The Nights Are Cold” single (7-inch; 4AD)
Caw! Caw!Bummer Palace (Trust Tapes)
• Bad Penny download: “Sons of Sons of Saviors
The Chapin SistersOh, Hear the Wind Blow EP (Lake Bottom)
• Bad Penny download: “Digging a Hole
ClutchLive at the 9:30 (iTunes only; Weathermaker)
CocosumaThe Jar EP (remixes; 3rd Side)
♥♥♥ David CrossBigger and Blackerer (also available as a DVD with some alternate material; Sub Pop)
• Bad Penny review: “David Cross’ ‘I Drink For A Reason’: Loaded With Laughs – And Typos
Crystal CastlesCrystal Castles (second self-titled release; previously available digitally; Fiction)
Corey DargelSomeone Will Take Care of Me (New Amsterdam)
• free download: “Fingers
• free EP: Every Day Is the Same Day
The Devil’s BloodThe Time of No Time Evermore (Ván)
Dew-ScentedInvocation (Prosthetic)
• Terrorizer album stream
Diabulus in MusicaSecrets (Metal Blade)
D.I.S.Critical Failure (Deep Six)
Karen ElsonThe Ghost Who Walks (produced by Jack White; Third Man/ XL)
FarAt Night We Live (Vagrant)
GriftegårdSolemn.Sacred.Severe (Ván)
Grovesnor (Hot Chip drummer Rob Smoughton) – Soft Return (Lo)
• Bad Penny download: “dEbruit Remix
Holy GrailImproper Burial (7-inch reissue; limited to 500 copies on white vinyl; Prosthetic)
Jeremy JaySplash (K)
• The Tripwire download: “Splash
Junip (features José González) – Rope & Summit EP (digital release; vinyl release due in June exclusively to indie retailers; Mute)
• free EP download
Junk ScienceA Miraculous Kind of Machine (Modern Shark)
• free download of Junk Science and Cool Calm Pete’s “Millins” on Modern Shark Sampler Tape Number One
Damien JuradoSaint Bartlett (produced by Richard Swift; Secretly Canadian)
• Bad Penny download: “Arkansas
• Bad Penny download: “Cloudy Shoes
Katrina and the WavesWalking on Sunshine (25th anniversary reissue; Tummy Touch)
Adam KesherChallenging Nature (produced by Chromeo’s Dave One; Disque Primeur)
Kings DestroyKings Destroy EP (Noiseville)
LegendValediction (Rise)
Liars – “The Overachievers” single (with remix by Devendra Banhart & the Grogs and more; Mute)
Lightning Swords of DeathThe Extra-Dimensional Wound (Metal Blade)
Tom Mansi and the Ice Breakers – “You Got Yourself” single (U.K. release; Metric Acorn)
The MantlesPink Information (vinyl version; digital edition already out; Kemado)
Matt MarksThe Little Death: Vol. 1 (New Amsterdam)
MasterThe Human Machine (Pulverised)
MedicationsCompletely Removed (Dischord)
Midnight JuggernautsThe Crystal Axis (digital and vinyl international versions only; international CD drops August 31; vinyl is limited to 1,000 gatefold copies and has one bonus track; North American version due December 12; Siberia/Inertia)
• Bad Penny download: “Lara Vs. the Savage Pack (Kisses Remix)
NevereverAngelic Swells (Slumberland)
• Bad Penny download: “Young and Dumb
Peter Wolf CrierInter-Be (Jagjaguwar)
• Bad Penny download: “Crutch & Cane
PiebaldPiebald: First Ten Years – Volume 2 (two CDs; Rise)
John PrineIn Person & on Stage (live album featuring appearances by Emmylou Harris, Josh Ritter, more; Oh Boy)
• Bad Penny download: “Long Monday (Live)
RamasesSpace Hymns (vinyl version, limited to 2,000 copies; Kemado)
RosettaA Determinism of Morality (Translation Loss)
The Ruins of BeverastFoulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite (Ván)
The Samps (ex-Haunted Graffiti’s Cole MGN) – The Samps (12-inch version; limited to 1,000 copies; already out digitally; Kemado)
Peg SimoneSecrets From the Storm (Table of the Elements/ Radium)
• Tiny Mixtapes download: “Oh Holy Night
Smashing PumpkinsTeargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol. 1: Songs for a Sailor EP (limited edition; contains a CD and a 7-inch in a silk-screen wooden box; Martha’s Music/ Rocket Science Ventures)
DM StithHeavy Ghost Appendices (two CDs; includes remixes, and covers of songs by David Byrne, Randy Newman, more; Asthmatic Kitty)
Tender Trap – “Do You Want a Boyfriend?” 7-inch (limited edition; Slumberland)
TobaccoManiac Meat (Anticon)
Transient SongsCave Syndrome (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Sin Through the Summer
TriosphereThe Road Less Traveled (AFM)
Truth & Salvage Co.Truth & Salvage Co. (Silver Arrow/Megaforce )
Walking SleepMeasures (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Final Chapter
• Bad Penny download: “In a Dream
What Cheer? BrigadeWe Blow You Suck (Anchor Brain)
• Bad Penny download: “Saiyan Re Saiyan
Wild NothingGemini (Captured Tracks)
• Pitchfork download: “Golden Haze
• Bad Penny download: “Chinatown
Hank Williams IIIRebel Within (Sidewalk)
The YoungVoyagers of Legend (limited-edition vinyl release; already out digitally; Kemado)
Various artistsBe Yourself: A Tribute to Graham Nash’s Songs for Beginners (Grassroots)

MAY 22

The Postman SyndromeGod Relieve Our Grief: A Mausoleum of Stillborn Demos (unreleased songs recorded from 2003-’05; East of the Wall)

MAY 21

SabatonCoat of Arms (Nuclear Blast)

MAY 20

D.I.S.Critical Failure (Deep Six/ Power It Up)

MAY 18

Audio BullysHigher Than the Eiffel (Cooking Vinyl)
Aun/Habsyll – split LP (Public Guilt)
AM TaxiWe Don’t Stand a Chance (available exclusively on iTunes; available wide on June 8; Virgin)
Aluk TodoloFinsternis (Public Guilt)
Mark BacinoQueens English (DreamCrush/ Redeye)
• Bad Penny feature: “Cover Me: Mark Bacino’s Queens English
Bad Religion30 Years Live (Epitaph)
• free album download (e-mail address required)
Band of HorsesInfinite Arms (deluxe edition includes digital and CD versions, 180-gram vinyl LP, DVD featuring videos for every album track synched to a 5.1 surround-sound mix, and coffee-table book with photos; Brown/ Fat Possum/ Columbia)
Batusis (features members of New York Dolls, Dead Boys and Blackhearts) – Batusis (LP; Smog Veil)
BerryBlue Sky, Raging Sun (Joyful Noise)
• Bad Penny download: “Circles and Squares
• Bad Penny download: “Out
Harper BlynnLoneliest Generation (Baby Jackal)
Butcher Boys (features Cheetah Chrome of Dead Boys/ Batusis) – “I’ll Tell Me Ma” (7-inch single; Smog Veil)
CavePure Moods EP (12-inch; Drag City)
• Pitchfork download: “My Chariot
Club 8The People’s Record (Labrador)
The Depreciation GuildSpirit Youth (Kanine)
• The Music Slut download: “Crucify You
• Stereogum download: Oh No Ono’s “Internet Warrior (The Depreciation Guild Remix)
Dimitri From ParisGet Down With the Philly Sound (two CDs consisting of dance classics and remixes; vinyl versions come with exclusive remixes; BBE)
Jeff EubankA Street Called Straight (Drag City)
ExodusExhibit B: The Human Condition (Nuclear Blast America)
Stephanie Finch and the Company Men (features Chuck Prophet and Kelley Stolz) – Cry Tomorrow (Bellsound)
Tim FiteUnder the Table Tennis (Anti-)
• free album download
Friendo (features Women’s Michael Wallace) – Cold Toads (special-edition cassette already available; St. Ives)
• The Tripwire download: “Oversees
Pete FrancisThe Movie We Are In (Scrapper)
• Bad Penny download: “Glue
Harvey MilkA Small Turn of Human Kindness (Hydra Head)
Daniel HiggsSay God (gospel songs and poems; recoded with Dave Sitek; Thrill Jockey)
Holy Ghost!Static on the Wire EP (DFA)
• Bad Penny download: “Say My Name
John HughesReset the Warehouse (1320)
The Hundred in the HandsThis Desert EP (Warp)
Sarah JaffeSuburban Nature (Kirkland)
The JayhawksThe Jayhawks (a.k.a. The Bunkhouse Album (on CD for the first time; Lost Highway)
Jews and CatholicsWho Are? We Think We Are! (produced by Mitch Easter; 307 Knox)
• Bad Penny download: “Fevers
• Bad Penny download: “Up for Days
Steve Kilbeymonsters n mirages (limited-edition eight-CD box set; Second Motion)
Kleenex/LiliputLiliput (reissue; four LPs; Kill Rock Stars)
LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening (DFA/Virgin)
Marching BandPop Cycle (U & L)
• Fuse download: “Another Day
Scott MorganScott Morgan (vinyl edition is limited; Alive Naturalsound)
Nas and Damian “JR. Gong” MarleyDistant Relatives (IDJ/ Universal Republic
Pearly Gate MusicPearly Gate Music (Barsuk)
• Bad Penny download: “I Was a River (Live)” (live version)
Daytrotter Session
The Poison Control CenterSad Sour Future (Afternoon)
• My Old Kentucky Blog download: “Being Gone
PontiakLiving (Thrill Jockey)
Elisa RandazzoBruises and Butterflies (Drag City)
Rangda (features Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny) – False Flag (Drag City)
Gemma RayIt’s a Shame About Gemma Ray (covers album of songs by Sonic Youth, Gun Club, more; Bronzerat)
Otis ReddingLive on the Sunset Strip (two-CDs; 1966 concerts; Stax/Concord)
The Rolling StonesExile on Main Street (reissue with 10 unreleased tracks; Universal)
Savoir Adore – “Bodies” single (Cantora)
Silent CivilianGhost Stories (Mediaskare)
Sleepy SunFever (digital only; available in other formats on June 1; ATP/R)
• Stereogum download: “Open Eyes
SodomAgent Orange (digipak comes with bonus CD; LP has three bonus live songs; SPV/Steamhammer)
Solex vs. Cristina Martinez + Jon SpencerAmsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown! (Bronze Rat)
The Syllable SectionLinear Views (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Direction and Go
• Bad Penny download: “I’m Alright Where I Stand
Toy SoldiersWhisper Down the Lane (Mad Dragon)
• Bad Penny download: “Hard Times
Trash TalkEyes & Nines (features members of the Bronx and Circle Jerks; digital only; physical version out June 8; Trash Talk Collective)
VisqueenA Message to Garcia (Local 638)
Gordon VoidwellIvy League Circus (Cantora)
• Bad Penny download: “Ivy League Circus
• Ralph Lauren Rugby download: “Ivy League Circus (Boy Crisis Remix)
Woven BonesIn and Out and Back Again (HoZac)
• Pitchfork download: “Your Way With My Life
• The Fader album stream
Various artistsFriday Night Lights – Original Television Soundtrack – Vol. 2 (features Sufjan Stevens, White Rabbits, more; digital version already available; Scion)
Various artists – “MacGruber” sountrack (features the Black Keys, the Hives, Toto, more; Relativity)
Various artistsSing Me to Sleep (features Sigur Rós, Stars, Telekinesis and more performing children’s songs; all proceeds go to The Valerie Fund; American Laundromat)

MAY 17

BullitGet With It EP (self-released)
Jeff EubankA Street Called Straight (reissue mastered from original tapes; Drag City/Yoga)
Japandroids/ Best Coast – “Perfect Pairs – Digital 45” (digital split release; Rock Steady)
• free single download (e-mail address required)
Katrina and the WavesKatrina and the Waves 2 (digital reissue; Tummy Touch)
Thieves Like UsForget Me Not Remix EP (Shelflife)
• free ep download
• Bad Penny download: “Forget Me Not

MAY 14

The King LeftPerfect Without People (available as a pay-what-you-want download and limited-edition vinyl; self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “The Way to Canaan

MAY 12

Scott BeowulfLove Warrior EP (self-released)
• free EP download

MAY 11

30db (features members of North Mississippi All Stars, Yonder Mountain String Band, more) – One Man Show (Sci Fidelity)
♥♥♥ As I Lay DyingThe Powerless Rise (produced by Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz; Metal Blade)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Marco BeneventoBetween Needles & Nightfall (Royal Potato Family)
Harper BlynnLoneliest Generation (Baby Jackal/ RED)
Brain DrillQuantum Catastrophe (Metal Blade)
CaddywhompusRemainder (Community)
• Bad Penny download: “Let the Water Hit the Floor
The Chemical Brothers – “Swoon” single (digital only; Astralwerks)
Clutch – “Live at the 9:30” (double DVD; audio version available May 25 on iTunes; Weathermaker)
CocoRosieGrey Oceans (Subpop)
The Dead WeatherSea of Cowards (Third Man/ Warner)
DeathHuman; Individual Thought Patterns; Leprosy; Scream Bloody Gore; The Sound of Perseverance; and Spiritual Healing (available on iTunes only; Relapse/ Perseverance Holdings Ltd.)
The Delta MirrorMachines That Listen (Lefse)
• My Old Kentucky Blog download: “A Song About the End
DevoNew Traditionalists (expanded reissues; Warner Bros.)
Dimentia 13Mirror Mind (digital only; Smog Veil)
Effi BriestRhizomes (Sacred Bones)
• Stereogum download: “Rhizomes
• Impose Magazine download: “Cousins
Stephen Egerton (Descendents/All guitarist) – The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton (features members of Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, more; Paper + Plastick)
EverestOn Approach (Warner Bros./ Vapor)
FoalsTotal Life Forever (digital versions; CD and LP editions drop June 15; Sub Pop)
Sage FrancisLi(f)e (features songs written by Chris Walla, Mark Linkous, more; Anti-)
GayngsRelayted (Jagjaguwar)
AdamMusik for a Play (Contraphonic)
HarvestmanTrinity (limited edition; features material used for soundtrack to horror film “H2Odio”; Neurot)
Harvestman/Minsk/U.S. ChristmasHawkwind Triad (Hawkwind covers; Neurot)
Holy FuckLatin (Young Turks/ XL)
• Bad Penny download: “Latin America
• Fader download: “Stay Lit (Bishop Morocco Remix)
HosannasThen & Now & Then (reissue of self-released album; Hush)
Household NamesStories, No Names (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Definitely
• Bad Penny download: “Driving to LA
♥♥♥ HowlFull of Hell (Relapse)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
I Am AbominationTo Our Forefathers (Good Fight)
Indian JewelryTotaled (We Are Free)
Isles & GlaciersThe Hearts of Lonely People (white 12-inch limited to 1,000 copies; Rise)
JapandroidsNo Singles (Polyvinyl)
Judas PriestBritish Steel: 30th Anniversary Edition (remastered reissue with two bonus tracks and bonus DVD featuring 2009 concert and documentary; Columbia/Legacy)
Karma to BurnAppalachian Incantation (produced by Scott Reeder; features guest appearances by John Garcia and Year Long Disaster frontman Dave Davies; limited version comes with bonus disc featuring song with Garcia appearance; Napalm)
KeaneNight Train (Cherrytree/Interscope)
Kris KristoffersonPlease Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-72 (includes unreleased material, testimonials from Dennis Hopper and Merle Haggard, more; Light in the Attic)
Fela KutiAlagbon Close/Why Black Man Dey Suffer; Everything Scatter/Noise for Vendor Mouth; Expensive Shit/He Miss Road; Ikoyi Blindness/Kalakuta Show; J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop)/Unnecessary Begging; Monkey Banana/Excuse O); Yellow Fever/Na Poi (reissues; Knitting Factory)
Landmine MarathonWounded (digital-only reissue; Prosthetic)
Jeffrey Luck LucasThe Lion’s Jaw (Growler)
Madder MortemWhere Dream and Day Collide EP (Peaceville)
Male BondingNothing Hurts (Sub Pop)
• Pitchfork download: “Years Not Long
• Stereogum download: “Franklin
Misery IndexHeirs to Thievery (Relapse)
The Morning PagesRising Rain (Zealous)
• Bad Penny download: “My Name Is Lion
The NationalHigh Violet (limited deluxe edition available at select indie stores; some stores carry one copy with “Violet Ticket” redeemable for $50 store credit; U.S. vinyl comes with album-download voucher; 4AD)
OceanaClean Head EP (Hot Topic exclusive; Rise)
PhosphorescentHere’s to Taking It Easy (Dead Oceans)
PollynGave This Little Out of Place EP (self-released)
Portal – “Lurker at the Threshold” 7-inch (limited to 500 copies; Chrome Leaf)
River City ExtensionThe Unmistakable Man (XOXO)
Sam QuinnThe Fake That Sunnk 1000 Ships (Ramseur)
SkyforgerKurbads (Metal Blade)
Sleigh BellsTreats (iTunes exclusive; physical version drops June 1; Mom + Pop/ NEET)
Solution.45For Aeons Past (features guest vocals by Dark Tranquillity’s Mikael Stanne; AFM)
Sweethead (features Queens of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen) – Sweethead (The End)
Tender ForeverNo Snare (K)
TestamentLive at the Filmore (digital-only reissue of out-of-print 1995 album; Prosthetic)
Thee Oh SeesWarm Slime (In the Red)
• Bad Penny concert review: “FYF Fest 2010: Sleep Are Reawakened, Growlers Are Scary-Good, Titus Andronicus Prove Weak
This Moment In Black History/ Sun God – split 7-inch (Smog Veil)
UNKLEWhere Did the Night Fall (Surrender All)
• download: “Natural Selection” (e-mail address required)
Warm GhostClaws Overhead EP (Geographic North)
• Bad Penny download: “Open the Wormhole in Your Heart
Wax FangLa La Land (reissue; available on vinyl for the first time; Absolutely Kosher)
We Have BandWHB (Naive)
• Bad Penny download: “Honey Trap
WoodsAt Echo Lake (also available on cassette; Woodsist)
ZsNew Slaves (The Social Registry)

MAY 10

Katrina and the WavesKatrina and the Waves (digital reissue; Tummy Touch)
Wax FangLa La Land (reissue; available as a download, on CD and on vinyl for the first time; Absolutely Kosher)


Kim Salmon & the SurrealistsGrand Unifying Theory (Low Transit Industries)


TyphoonHunger + Thirst (Tender Loving Empire)


Ape MachineThis House Has Been Condemned (Ape Machine)
• Bad Penny download: “All Times
The Austerity ProgramBacksliders and Apostates Will Burn (Hydra Head)
Chris Brokaw & Geoff FarinaThe Angel’s Message to Me (Damnably)
Broken Social SceneForgiveness Rock Record (features Leslie Feist, Amy Millan, Emily Haines, Doug McCombs, Sam Prekop, Spiral Stairs, more; co-produced by BSS and Tortoise’s John McEntire; Arts & Crafts)
Doug BurrO Ye Devastator (Spune/ Velvet Blue)
• Bad Penny download: “A Black Wave Is Comin’
• Bad Penny download: “Red, Red
Cast SpellsBright Works and Baton (vinyl reissue, limited to 500 copies; one bonus track; Dovecote)
DeftonesDiamond Eyes (Warner Bros.)
The FallYour Future Our Clutter (Domino)
William FitzsimmonsDerivatives (features reimagined songs from The Sparrow and the Crow; digital only; physical version drops June 8; Mercer Street)
Free EnergyStuck on Nothing (digital version dropped March 6; produced by DFA’s James Murphy; Astralwerks/DFA)
• Bad Penny download: “Hope Child
Future IslandsIn Evening Air (Thrill Jockey)
Gift HorseMountain of Youth (self-released)
I Am the DotMinimal Love EP (Brother Bear)
J MinusDevil Music (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Congratulations, You Suck
The Joy FormidableA Balloon Called Moaning EP (Black Bell)
Kivimetsän DruidiBetrayal, Justice, Revenge (Century Media)
Greg LaswellTake a Bow (features new version of “Off I Go”; Vanguard)
Lazer CrystalMCMLXXX (Thrill Jockey)
Cate Le BonMe Oh My (physical release only; The Control Group)
• Bad Penny download: “Shoeing the Bones
The MantlesPink Information (digital version only; vinyl drops May 22; Kemado)
Jeremy MessersmithThe Reluctant Graveyard (self-released)
Minus the BearOmni (Dangerbird)
• download: “My Time” (e-mail address required)
The Most Serene RepublicFantasick Impossibliss EP (digital only; Home of the Rebels/ Arts & Crafts)
The New PornographersTogether (features full eight-person lineup, plus appearances by members of Okkervil River, Beirut, St. Vincent and more; Matador)
New Young Pony ClubThe Optimist (physical version; previously available digitally; Pias)
Our Last NightWe Will All Evolve (Epitaph)
Lisa Papineau (Air and M83 collaborator) – Red Trees (includes guest vocals from Mark Eitzel; Sargent House)
Mike PattonMondo Cane (Ipecac)
PoirierRunning High (two CDs compiling three EPs, remixes, more; Ninja Tune)
PortalLurker at the Threshold (EP, Chrome Leaf)
Nathaniel RateliffIn Memory of Loss (physical version; previously available digitally; Rounder)
Luke RobertsBig Bells and Dime Songs (Ecstatic Peace)
The Samps (ex-Haunted Graffiti’s Cole MGN) – The Samps (digital version; limited-edition 12-inch drops May 25; Kemado)
Walter Schreifels (of Quicksand, Rival Schools, etc.) – An Open Letter to the Scene (Academy Fight Song)
The ShondesMy Dear One (Fanatic)
• Bad Penny download: “My Dear One
SnowglobeLittle More Loved In (Makeshift)
• Bad Penny download: “Love
• Bad Penny download: “Teenage Queen
SoulflyOmen (features Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato and Prong’s Tommy Victor; Roadrunner)
Stereo TotalBaby Ouh! (Kill Rock Stars)
• free download: “Baby Ouh!
Telepathic Liberation ArmyPhase One (DSBR)
The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!I Love You. I Love You. I Love You and I’m in Love With You. Have an Awesome Day! Have the Best Day of Your Life! (Luaka Bop)
• Bad Penny download: “Ride/Friendship
TyphoonHunger and Thirst (Tender Loving Empire)
VHS or BetaAll Summer in a Day EP (wide digital release; previously available only at; Chromosome)
Wake Up LucidLook Alive People (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Black Hair Woman
Paul WellerWake Up the Nation (Yep Roc)
The WhitsundaysSaul (Friendly Fire)
Various artistsFriday Night Lights – Original Television Soundtrack – Vol. 2 (features Sufjan Stevens, White Rabbits, more; digital only; physical version drops May 18; Scion)
Various artists – “Suburbia” (collector’s edition; Shout! Factory)
Various artists – “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” (30th anniversary special edition; Shout! Factory)


Best Coast – “Far Away”/ “Everyone’s Gone” (7-inch limited to 500 copies; available at select lifestyle retail outlets; Eskuché)
• Stereogum download: “Far Away
• Bad Penny concert review: “FYF Fest 2010: Sleep Are Reawakened, Growlers Are Scary-Good, Titus Andronicus Prove Weak
GoatsnakeFlower of Disease (on vinyl and CD; previously out of print; Southern Lord)
The WavesShock Horror (digital reissue; Tummy Touch)


Rhapsody of FireThe Frozen Tears of Angels (Nuclear Blast)
• free download: “Sea of Fate” (e-mail address required)


Cap’n JazzDon’t Mind Control Live Album (includes performances of songs by Cap’n Jazz and affiliated projects Euphone, Owen, etc.; Polyvinyl)
• free album download


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1349Demonior (special edition available as a digipak or limited-edition picture 12-inch; Prosthetic)
The Abominable Iron SlothThe Id Will Overcome (Black Market Activities)
Alcoholic Faith MissionLet This Be the Last Night We Care (Paper Garden)
Arma GathasDead to This World (Metal Blade)
The Art of ShootingTraveling Show (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “The Birdcage
At the SoundawnShifting (Lifeforce)
Avi BuffaloAvi Buffalo (Sub Pop)
Balkan Beat BoxBlue Eyed Black Boy (Nat Geo)
• Bad Penny download: “War Again (RJD2 Remix)
Johnny Bertram & the Golden BicyclesDays That Passed (Esperanza Plantation)
• Bad Penny download: “At the Wake
• Bad Penny download: “Private Land
The Boy Least Likely ToA Fairytale Ending EP (+1)
Boys NoizeTransmission EP (features remixes by Tiga, Mr. Oizo, more; digital only; Last Gang)
• free download: Tiga’s “Transmission Remix
The Burning HotelsNovels (Miss Press)
• Bad Penny download: “To Whom It May Concern
CeremonyRocket Fire (Killer Pimp)
ClericRegressions (Web of Mimicry)
• Chronic Youth MP3: “A Rush of Blood
Discover America (formerly of Telekinesis) – Future Paths (Lujo)
Frog EyesPaul’s Tomb: A Triumph (Dead Oceans)
• Bad Penny download: “A Flower in a Glove
Hannah GeorgasThis Is Good (Hidden Pony)
Gogol BordelloTrans-Continental Hustle (American)
HoleNobody’s Daughter (first new album in 12 years; Mercury)
♥♥♥ Iggy and the StoogesRaw Power: Legacy Edition (two CDs; second disc has unreleased 1973 concert; Columbia/Legacy)
• Bad Penny interview: “Iggy Pop: ‘I Didn’t Want To Sell Out’ The Stooges
• Bad Penny interview transcript: “Iggy Pop, Transcript, 7.18.03: ‘I Was Shooting Dope At The RIAA Awards When It Wasn’t Chic’
The Incredible StaggersZombies of Love (vinyl version comes with poster; Soundflat)
Jesus Makes the Shotgun SoundDamnant Quod Non Intelligunt (Ah Ritualism)
Kisses – “Bermuda” single (Surrounded by Sound)
The LightsFailed Graves (includes a cover of Black Flag’s “Nervous Breakdown”; Wäntage)
LinfinityMartian’s Bloom (American Myth)
Daniele LioneyeVol. II (The End)
The LodgerHave a Little Faith in People (Slumberland)
Juan MacLeanDJ-Kicks (!K7)
• free download: “Feel So Good” (e-mail address required)
Magic Bullets – “Lying Around” 7-inch (limited edition; Mon Amie)
Jesse Malin and the St. Marks SocialLove It to Life (SideOneDummy)
MantricThe Descent (Prosthetic)
MonoHoly Ground: NYC Live (recorded by Matt Bayles; Temporary Residence Ltd..)
The MontesasWrong Side of Town (Soundflat; Wild releasing CD version)
Mouth of the ArchitectThe Violence Beneath (Translation Loss)
MushroomNaked, Stoned, & Stabbed (4 Zero/ Royal Potato Family)
My EducationSunrise (score to 1927 silent film “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans”; Strange Attractors Audio House)
The Mynabirds (Laura Burhenn, formerly of Georgie James) – What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood (features members of Bright Eyes, Azure Ray, These United States, more; Saddle Creek)
• Bad Penny download: “Let the Record Go
• Bad Penny download: “Numbers Don’t Lie
People of the NorthDeep Tissue (Jagjaguwar)
PiebaldPiebald: First Ten Years – Volume 1 (two CDs; Rise)
Brian PosehnFart and Wiener Jokes (includes two songs – “More Metal Than You” and a cover of Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” – performed with members of Lamb of God, Anthrax, Hatebreed, more; Relapse)
Nathaniel RateliffIn Memory of Loss (digital only; physical version available May 4; Rounder)
Small BlackSmall Black EP (remixed, remastered and expanded reissue; Jagjaguwar)
• Bad Penny download: “Despicable Dogs
SonoiSonoi (Low Transit Industries)
SoundpoolMirrors in Your Eyes (Killer Pimp)
SoutherlyChampion of the Noisy Negativists EP (available digitally and on vinyl; Self Group)
Regina Spektor – “No Surprises” (Radiohead cover; all proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders; iTunes exclusive; Sire/ Warner Bros.)
Sugar & GoldGet Wet! (Antenna Farm)
TwilightMonument to Time End (Southern Lord)
The Wave PicturesIf You Leave It Alone and Instant Coffee Baby (double CD; Moshi Moshi)
Wounded LionWounded Lion (In the Red)
• Stereogum download: “Creatures in the Cave
Wuthering HeightsSalt (Sensory)
The StoogesThe Stooges (collector’s edition; two CDs and a 7-inch; includes unreleased studio song “Asthma Attack”; Rhino Handmade)
• Bad Penny interview: “Iggy Pop: ‘I Didn’t Want To Sell Out’ The Stooges
• Bad Penny interview transcript: “Iggy Pop, Transcript, 7.18.03: ‘I Was Shooting Dope At The RIAA Awards When It Wasn’t Chic’
The Titty Twisters OrchestraGorf, Pow, Bang, Tump (vinyl comes with bonus track; Soundflat)
WarbeastKrush the Enemy (Housecore)
Emily Jane WhiteVictorian America (Milan)
White FenceWhite Fence (Woodsist)
• The Fader download: “The Love Between
The Young FriendsHella (Moodgadget)


Crystal CastlesCrystal Castles (second self-titled release; digital only; physical versions drop May 25; Fiction)
Kimberly RewThe Bible of Bop (reissue; Tummy Touch)
Frankie and the Heartstrings – “Tender”/ “Want You Back” single (Popsex)
VolcanoesSugar and Snarls EP (Indecan)
Year of No LightAusserwelt (Conspiracy; LP released by Music Fear Satan)


Puerto Rico Flowers – “2” single (7-inch; Fan Death)


OvermasterMadness of War (Cruz del Sur)
The SightsMost of What Follows Is True (produced by Jim Diamond; Scratchie)
TarotGravity of Light (live album; U.K. release; Nuclear Blast)


The Radio DepartmentClinging to a Scheme (Labrador)
• Bad Penny download: “Heaven’s on Fire


Against Me!I Was a Teenage Anarchist (digital EP; Sire)
Sam AmidonI See the Sign (Bedroom Community)
The Apples in StereoTravellers in Space and Time (first Apples studio album with new drummer John Dufilho; Yep Roc/ Simian/ Elephant 6)
Baby DeeSongs for Anne Marie (Drag City)
Blunt MechanicWorld Record (Barsuk)
• Bad Penny download: “Our First Brains
Cloud CultRunning With the Wolves EP (digital version; includes cover of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man”; Rebel Group)
Coma CinemaStoned Alone (Arcade Sound Ltd.)
CornershopJudy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast (Ample Play)
Cuff the DukeWay Down Here (Ernest Jenning)
Brent DeBoer (Dandy Warhols drummer) – The Farmer (Headness)
• Bad Penny download: “You Win
DestroyerCity of Daughters; Streethawk: A Seduction and Thief (CD remastered reissues; Streethawk also on vinyl; Merge)
Bill Dolan/JBe – split 7-inch (limited to 500 copies; Sixgunlover)
DovesThe Places Between: The Best of Doves (deluxe package includes two CDs and a DVD with every Doves video; multiple digital packages available; Astralwerks)
The EndtablesThe Endtables (archival release featuring previously unreleased material; Drag City)
Roky EricksonTrue Love Cast Out All Evil (with Okkervil River; Anti-)
FaraquetThe View From This Tower (reissue; Dischord)
Gotan ProjectTango 3.0 (features guest appearance by Dr. John; XL)
Merle HaggardI Am What I Am (Vanguard)
Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail RidersRed Light Fever (Shanabelle/RCA)
Hey Rosetta!Red Songs EP (digital only; Sonic)
Horse FeathersThistled Spring (Kill Rock Stars)
Hot Chip – “I Feel Better” single (digital only; Astralwerks)
Hot TunaLive at the New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA September 1969 (Collectors’ Choice Music Live)
InletsInter Arbiter (features members of Dirty Projectors, Osso; Twosyllable)
• Stereogum download: “Spotsylvania
• Stereogum download: “Bright Orange Air
JavelinNo Más (Luaka Bop)
• Bad Penny download: “Off My Mind
Kayo DotCoyote (Hydra Head)
• Village Voice download: “Whisper Ineffable
Kings Go ForthThe Outsiders Are Back (Luaka Bop)
• Bad Penny download: “One Day
The Kissaway TrailSleep Mountain (includes a cover of Neil Young’s “Philadelphia”; Bella Union)
KuanOn/Standby (two EPs; self-released)
La StradaNew Home (Ernest Jenning)
Levi/Werstler (Dååth guitarists) – Avalanche of Worms (Magna Carta)
The Magnetic Fields69 Love Songs (limited-edition 10-inch vinyl reissue; comes with download coupon; Merge)
• Bad Penny download: “The Book of Love
MedicationsCompletely Removed (previously available digitally and in Europe; Dischord)
Midas FallEleven. Return and Revert (Monotreme)
Monotonix – “Never Died Before/ Lazy Boy” (available digitally or as a limited-edition 7-inch; Drag City)
NedryCondors (Monotreme)
• Bad Penny download: “A42 (Edit)
Night Driving in Small TownsSerial Killer (Lower 40)
• Bad Penny download: “Barstool
• Bad Penny download: “Come & Tell Me
NinjasonikArt School Girls (features Vivian Girls, Matt and Kim, more; Green Owl/ Chief)
Order of EnneadAn Examination of Being (Earache)
OzomatliFire Away (Mercer/Downtown)
Passe MontagneOh My Satan (Sick Room/ Africantape)
Plants and AnimalsLa La Land (Secret City)
• download: “Tom Cruz
Prizzy Prizzy PleaseChroma Cannon (available as LP, CD, digital or limited-edition cassette; Joyful Noise)
• Bad Penny download: “Large Hadron Collider
• Bad Penny download: “Lost
The Radio DeptClinging to a Scheme (Labrador/Caroline)
Lou RhodesOne Good Thing (Motion Audio)
RiketsAll American Death Cult (Burnhill Union)
ShigetoSemi Circle EP (digital only; Ghostly International/ Moodgadget)
Sick of It AllBased on a True Story (Century Media)
StarsThe Five Ghosts (Vagrant)
Still Flyin’ – “Runaway Train II” single (7-inch; Ernest Jenning)
StreetlabAuto Spkr (Del Ctrl)
Stripmall ArchitectureFeathersongs for Factory Girls (self-released)
Suicide Silence – “Disengage” single (Century Media)
Sunbears/MRENC (Dark Romantics frontman Eric Collins) – split 7-inch (limited to 500 hand-numbered copies)
Sweet Apple (features members of Dinosaur Jr., Cobra Verde and Witch) – Love and Desperation (Tee Pee)
TakeOnly Mountain (Alpha Pup)
Trans AmThing (available as CD or vinyl with download coupon; Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “Apparent Horizon
Twin StumpsSeedbed (Fan Death)
VHS or BetaAll Summer in a Day EP (available at; available at other online outlets May 4; Chromosome)
Rufus WainwrightAll Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu (Decca)
Wye OakMy Neighbor/ My Creator EP (digital only; CD drops June 8; Merge)
The YoungVoyagers of Legend (digital version; limited-edition vinyl drops May 25; Kemado)
Various artistsHonest Strings: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Jack Rose (digital-only release that runs almost 400 minutes long; features Bardo Pond, Six Organs of Admittance, more; all proceeds go to Rose’ estate; Thrill Jockey)


AC/DC – “Iron Man 2” soundtrack (features 15 of the band’s hit songs; deluxe version comes with DVD; LP packages also available; Columbia)
Conchitas – “Butterflies” single (Delicious)
JahcooziBarefoot Wanderer (Bpitch Control)
O.Children – “Ruins” single (Deadly People)
Sparrow and the WorkshopCrystals Fall (Distiller)
• free download: “I Will Break You” (e-mail address required)

APRIL 17 (Record Store Day)

Mastodon's Blood Mountain

Against Me! – “I Was A Teenage Anarchist” 7-inch (Warner Bros.)
The Album Leaf – “There Is a Wind” 12-inch (features two new songs and two outtakes; Sub Pop)
Beach House – “Zebra” 12-inch (features two new songs and two outtakes; Sub Pop)
Black Keys – “Tighten Up” 12-inch (Warner Bros.)
Built to Spill – “Water Sleepers” 7-inch (Warner Bros.)
Neko CaseMiddle Cyclone (limited-edition clear vinyl reissue; Anti-)
CocoRosie – “Lemonade” 7-inch (limited edition; Sub Pop)
The Cribs/ The Thermals – “So Hot Now”/ “Separate” (7-inch limited to 2,000 copies; Kill Rock Stars)
DeerhoofApple O’ and Green Cosmos 12-inch EP (Kill Rock Stars)
Deftones – “Rocket Skates” 12-inch (Warner Bros.)
DevoDuty Now for the Future (exclusive vinyl reissue; Warner Bros.) and “Fresh” 12-inch (Warner Bros.)
Dum Dum Girls/Male Bonding – split 7-inch (Sub Pop)
Everest – “Let Go” (7-inch; Warner Bros.)
The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and PeachesThe Dark Side of the Moon (exclusive vinyl release; Warner Bros.)
Happy Birthday – untitled 7-inch (features two exclusive songs; Sub Pop)
Juicehead – “Rotting From the Inside”/ “Death of Democracy” 7-inch (limited to 500 copies; comes with download card for both songs; Misfit)
Fela KutiThe ’69 Live Sessions 10-inch EP (limited edition; Knitting Factory)
John LennonJohn Lennon Singles Bag (includes three 7-inches and ephemera; Capitol/EMI)
Let’s Wrestle/The Love Language – “I’m So Lazy”/ “Brittany’s Back (Demo Version)” split 7-inch (Merge)
MastodonBlood Mountain (exclusive vinyl release; Reprise)
• Bad Penny feature: “Best Albums Of 2006
Moby Grape – “Rounder”/”Sitting by the Window” 7-inch (Sundazed)
Modest MouseThe Moon & Antarctica (vinyl remastered reissue; previously out of print; contains download card; Epic/Legacy)
Muse – “Exogenesis Symphony (Parts 1-3)” (12-inch; Warner Bros.)
Yoko OnoGive Me Something (album of remixes by Sparks, Junior Boys, more; Mind Train/ Twisted)
PavementQuarantine the Past: Best of Pavement 12-inch (1,000 copies available; Matador)
• Bad Penny interview: “Stephen Malkmus on Pavement Breakup, Reunion – and MC Hammer
Queens of the Stone AgeFeel Good Hit of the Summer EP (10-inch picture disc; on vinyl for the first time; previously unreleased in U.S.; Interscope)
Omar Rodriguez-LopezSolar Gambling (vinyl reissue; Rodriguez-Lopez Productions)
Sex PistolsThe Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle (180-gram double-LP; Virgin/EMI)
Sonic YouthConfusion Is Sex and EVOL (exclusive vinyl release; Original Recordings Group)
Soundgarden – “Hunted Down” 7-inch (orange reissue; Sub Pop)
Joe Strummer and the MescalerosGlobal a Go-Go and Streetcore (vinyl reissues; Anti-)
Superchunk – “Misfits and Mistakes”/ “Misfits and Mistakes (Meatwad Version)” 7-inch (Merge)
Tegan and Sara: “Alligator” 7-inch (features three B-sides; AOL sessions; Warner Bros.)
Telekinesis – “Dirty Thing” 7-inch (Merge)
Them Crooked Vultures – “Mind Eraser, No Chaser”/ “Hwy 1” 10-inch (features live material, interview, more; individually numbered; Interscope)
The Velvet UndergroundLive 1969, Vol. 1 & 2 (exclusive vinyl release; Original Recordings Group)
Tom WaitsMule Variations (11th anniversary edition on 180-gram vinyl with limited-run Jim Jarmusch photo print; Anti-)
WilcoKicking Television (exclusive vinyl release; Nonesuch)
Various artistsATP/R Sampler 2010 (features Built to Spill, Sleepy Sun, more; limited to 1,000 copies; comes with download card that unlocks additional tracks; ATP/R)
Various artists – Last Gang Records sampler (features songs by Boys Noize, Ten Kens, more; Last Gang)
Various artistsSP20: Casual Nostalgia Fest (only available on CD; all proceeds go to Clinton Bush Haiti Fund; Sub Pop)
Various artists – “I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store” (features Thurston Moore, Ian MacKaye, Noam Chomksy, more; available at indie stores until July 27; MVD Visual)
Various artists – “We Fun: Atlanta GA Inside/Out” (features Mastodon, Deerhunter, more; available at indie stores for 90 days; MVD Visual)


CathedralThe Guessing Game (vinyl reissue; Nuclear Blast)


Son of Aurelius' The Farthest Reaches

1349Demonoir (Prosthetic)
Tony AllenSecret Agent (World Circuit/ Nonesuch)
Bison b.c.Dark Ages (Metal Blade)
The BittersEast General (vinyl limited to 1,000 copies; Kemado)
BlasfemeaGalaxia Tropicalia (La Lisbonera)
• Bad Penny download: “Maria
Bleeding ThroughBleeding Through (Rise)
Sean BonesRumba Beat (digital only; Frenchkiss)
• Bad Penny download: “Rhumba Beat
• RCRD LBL download: “Let’s Do Something Else
BraidThe Age of Octeen; Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five; Movie Music Vol. 1 and Movie Music Vol. 2 (15th-anniversary deluxe-vinyl reissues; Polyvinyl)
Cancer BatsBears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones (Distort)
The Candle ThievesSunshine and Other Misfortunes (Mercer Street/ Downtown)
The Candles (singer/songwriter Josh Lattanzi) – Between the Sounds (The End)
Child AbuseCut and Run (Lovepump United)
• Village Voice download: “Bebe
Chin-ChinSound of the Westway (remastered reissue; Slumberland/Mississippi)
Olney ClarkOlney Clark (Friendly Police UK)
Nels Cline SingersInitiate (features members of Deerhoof, Cibo Matto, more; comes with bonus live CD; Cryptogramopone)
Coheed and CambriaYear of the Black Rainbow (deluxe edition comes with novel co-written by Claudio Sanchez; Columbia)
Criminal ElementCrime and Punishment Pt. 1 (Relapse)
Dead CountryDead Country EP (Storefront)
DoshTommy (with a guest appearance from Andrew Bird; Anticon)
Earl GreyhoundSuspicious Package (Hawk Race)
• Bad Penny download: “Ghost and the Witness
The IzzysKeep Your Powder Dry (Fat Man) JBMNot Even in July (Partisan)
Kaki KingJunior (Rounder)
Lair of the MinotaurEvil Power (available as a CD or download; The Grind-House)
Little WomenThroat (AUM Fidelity)
• Impose Magazine download: “Throat I
MantlerMonody (Tomlab)
MathemagicMathemagic EP (Paper Bag Digital)
The Jamie McLean Band (Dirty Dozen Brass Band guitarist) – Completely (self-released)
• download: “Cupid’s Greatest Thief” (available on on 2.14)
Miike SnowMiike Snow (digital deluxe edition with two new songs, three remixes and new cover art; iTunes exclusive; Downtown)
The Nels Cline SingersInitiate (features members of Deerhoof and Cibo Matto; comes with bonus disc of live material; Cryptogramopone)
♥♥♥ The OceanHeliocentric (Metal Blade)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Ov Hell (features members of Dimmu Borgir and Gorgoroth) – The Underworld Regime (available as a CD or limited-edition 12-inch picture disc; bundles with T-shirts also available; Prosthetic/Indie)
Passion PitManners (deluxe edition; Frenchkiss/Columbia)
Chris PurekaHow I Learned to See in the Dark (Sad Rabbit Music/ ADA)
RafterAnimal Feelings (Asthmatic Kitty)
• Bad Penny download: “Paper
RoomsRooms (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Caroline
• Bad Penny download: “Forming Shapes
SenryuInkling (El Deth)
• Bad Penny download: “Inklings
ShapiroShapiro (Dweeb)
SightingsCity of Straw (Brah/Jagjaguwar)
• Bad Penny download: “Tar and Pine
Son of AureliusThe Farthest Reaches (Good Fight)
Mark Sultan$ (Last Gang)
The Tallest Man on EarthThe Wild Hunt (Dead Oceans)
• Bad Penny download: “King of Spain
Trampled by TurtlesPalomino (Thirty Tigers)
Vampires Everywhere!Lost in the Shadows EP (available exclusively at Hot Topic; Century Media)
Woe of TyrantsThrenody (Metal Blade)
WoodpigeonSpirehouse EP (digital only; includes three unreleased songs and a remix; Boompa)
Various artistsLaya Project (DVD and album; EarthSync)
Various artists – “No One Knows About Persian Cats” soundtrack (features artists from Tehran’s indie-music scene; Milan)


The InfesticonsBedford Park (Big Dada)
• Bad Penny download: “Kick Anthem
LoveLikeFireTear Ourselves Away (physical version; already available digitally; Heist or Hit)


Barren Earth (features former members of Amorphis, current members of Swallow the Sun and Kreator) – Curse of the Red River (Peaceville)
Hannis BrownOh Ah Ee (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Oh Ah Ee
John Butler TrioApril Uprising (ATO)
CastrovalvaWe Are a Unit (Brew)
James Chance & the ContortionsIncorrigible (12-inch; includes remixes; Rong)
Christy & EmilyNo Rest (Klangbad)
Judson Claiborne (ex-Low Skies frontman) – Time and Temperature (La Société Expéditionnaire)
• Bad Penny download: “Song for Dreaming
Codeine Velvet Club (features the Fratellis’ Jon Lawler) – Codeine Velvet Club (physical release; digital version dropped March 16; Dangerbird)
Color of CloudsSatellite of Love (digital only; self-released)
DarkthroneCircle the Wagons (Peaceville)
• Bad Penny game: Extreme-Metal Word Search
• Bad Penny interview: “An Extremely Long Conversation About Extreme Metal With Albert Mudrain
Dimentia 13Dimentia 13 (digital only; Smog Veil)
Dirty SweetAmerican Spiritual (Acetate)
Doves – “Andalucía” (digital only; includes unreleased acoustic version of “Jetstream”; Astralwerks)
Dr. DogShame (produced by Rob Schnapf; Anti-)
DunesDunes (vinyl version, limited to 500 copies; Kemado)
The GaryLogan (Cedar Fever)
• Bad Penny download: “(Eyes in the) Tap Room
GBHPerfume and Piss (Hellcat)
GrowingPumps (Vice)
• Bad Penny download: “Hormone
HaciendaBig Red & Barbacoa (Alive)
♥♥♥ HarlemHippies (Matador)
• Bad Penny download: “Friendly Ghost
Head of Skulls! (features former members of Atombombpocketknife and Milemarker) – You Became Your Mind (available digitally and on 180-gram vinyl; Past/Futures)
High PlacesHigh Places Vs. Mankind (Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “Can’t Feel Nothing (Remix)
HypernovaThrough the Chaos (Narnack)
Jónsi (Sigur Rós frontman) – Go (XL)
Karma to BurnAlmost Heathen and Wild Wonderful Purgatory (vinyl reissues; each comes with 10-inch of bonus material including demos and newly recorded versions of album songs; Tee Pee)
Kayo Dot (with former member Terran Olson back in the fold) – Coyote (Hydra Head)
Time Out New York song stream: “Whisper Ineffable
Lali Puna (featuring members of the Notwist, Yellow Magic Orchestra, more;) – Our Inventions (Morr)
• Bad Penny download: “Remember
Rob LauferExcruciating Bliss (Eye)
The Library Is on FireMagic Windows, Magic Nights (physical release; already available digitally; Fill in the Blank)
Laura MarlingI Speak Because I Can (produced by Ethan Johns; Astralwerks)
Mi AmiSteal Your Face (Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “Cut Men” (non-album track)
Monster MovieEveryone Is a Ghost (Graveface)
Murder by DeathGood Morning, Magpie (self-produced; Vagrant)
New Young Pony ClubThe Optimist (digital only; physical version drops May 4; Pias)
John Parish – “She, a Chinese” soundtrack (also features songs by Feist, Mumma, more; U.K. release only; digital version dropped in mid-March; Dreamboat)
• Bad Penny download: “Li Mei & Rachid
• Bad Penny download: “November
Red SparowesThe Fear Is Excruciating, but Therein Lies the Answer (Sargent House)
Rocket From the Tombs – “I Sell Soul/ Romeo & Juliet” (7-inch single; Smog Veil)
Stanley RossMN-EP (features Camera Obscura’s Tim Cronin)
SardonisSardonis (MeteorCity)
Sally Seltmann (formerly New Buffalo) – Heart That’s Pounding (features guest vocals from Jens Lekman, and members of the Avalanches and Architecture in Helsinki; Arts & Crafts)
• download: “Harmony to My Heartbeat” (e-mail address required)
Martin SextonSugarcoating (KTR)
The Sight BelowIt All Falls Apart (Ghostly International)
Shark SpeedEducation EP (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Killing Kind
Elliott SmithFrom a Basement on the Hill and Roman Candle (remastered reissues; Roman Candle on vinyl for the first time; Kill Rock Stars)
Jessibel Suthiwong (ex-Fannypack) – Brooklyn-4-Life (Casa Chica)
True WomanhoodBasement Membranes (Environmental Aesthetics)
Tunng… And Then We Saw Land (Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “Don’t Look Down or Back
• Stereogum download: “Hustle (Bloc Party Remix)
Under ByenAlt Er Tabt (Paper Bag)
Jason Urick – “Fussing & Fighting” single (12-inch; Thrill Jockey)
TK WebbTK Webb (vinyl version, limited to 1,000 copies; Kemado)


Eskamon (Amon Tobin and Eskmo) – Fine Objects (Ancestor Media)
The Infesticons – “Kick Anthem” single (Big Dada)
• download: “Kick Anthem” (e-mail address required)


AvantasiaThe Wicked Symphony/ Angel of Babylon (features Ripper Owens, Eric Singer, more; U.K. release; Nuclear Blast)
CallejonVideodrom (U.K. release; Nuclear Blast)
Moby GrapeLive by Moby Grape (unreleased recordings from 1966-’69; available as a CD and double-LP; Sundazed)
Philadelphia Grand Jury – “The Good News” (Too Pure)
• “Doppelgängers: Berkfinger (Of Philadelphia Grand Jury) And Rob Bell
• Bad Penny download: “The Good News
• Bad Penny download: “Going to the Casino (Tomorrow Night)


The Library on FireMagic Windows, Magic Nights (Fill in the Blank)


AnnualsSweet Sister EP (Banter)
♥♥♥ Black BreathHeavy Breathing (Southern Lord)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Black FrancisNonStopErotik (includes cover of the Flying Burrito Brothers’ “Wheels”; Cooking Vinyl)
Black TambourineBlack Tambourine (anthology; Slumberland)
• Bad Penny download: “For Ex-Lovers Only
Patrick Bower & the World Without MagicThe Dark Lord (of Love) (Funfact)
Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsTender Prey; The Good Son and Henry’s Dream (double-disc collector’s-edition reissues; include 5.1 mixes; Mute)
• Bad Penny interview: “Nick Cave: Saint Nicholas And The Nocturnal Muse
The Cinematic OrchestraLate Night Tales (mix album featuring songs by Nick Drake, Thom Yorke, Björk, more; Azuli)
CultedOf Death and Ritual (Relapse)
Dearly BelovedMake It Bleed (Zoë/Rounder)
• Bad Penny download: “Move On
Dum Dum GirlsI Will Be (Sub Pop)
• Bad Penny download: “Jail La La
Evelyn EvelynEvelyn Evelyn (includes a ukulele cover of Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart”; Eleven)
• Bad Penny download: “Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn
Extra LifeMade Flesh (Loaf)
• Bad Penny download: “The Ladder (Radio Edit)
FloorBelow & Beyond discography: Riddim of Silence; Pillars of Irem; Fuck You. For Now.; Dove; Saturnine and Tears; Somewhere In Miami/ 305 Alive; Floor and Outtakes and It’s Not the Same (reissues; in-store CD editions; previously available as deluxe vinyl editions, mail-order CDs or digital downloads; Robotic Empire)
Free the RobotsCtrl Alt Delete (Alpha Pup)
Holly Golightly and the BrokeoffsMedicine County (includes original songs and traditional tracks like “Blood on the Saddle” and “Jack O’Diamonds”; Transdreamer)
HelloweenUnarmed – Best of 25th Anniversary (classic songs rearranged with new melodies; The End)
JawbreakerUnfun (reissue; CD and download versions come with Whack & Blite EP, more bonuses; vinyl version also available; Blackball)
KeatchPopular Music (Dim Mak)
Doug Keith (formerly of the Gods Hate Kansas) – The Lucky Ones (The Village Label)
• Bad Penny download: “The Lucky Ones
The Living Sisters (features the Bird and the Bees’ Inara George and Lavender Diamond’s Becky Stark) – Love to Live (Vanguard)
Psychedelic HorseshitAcid Tape (Fan Death)
RavenWalk Through Fire (includes two bonus live songs; Metal Blade)
Rotten SoundNapalm (CD/DVD package with three original songs, three covers and a full concert; Relapse)
Slow ClubYeah, So (with bonus CD of B-sides and live recordings; album previously available in the U.K.; Moshi Moshi)
Standard FareThe Noyelle Beat (Bar/None)
• Bad Penny download: “Fifteen
Tegan and SaraAlligator (with Passion Pit, Dave Sitek, Four Tet, more; features remixes of recent album of the same name; digital only; Sire/Vapor)
Turin BrakesOutbursts (Cooking Vinyl)
• download: “Apocolips” (e-mail address required)
Young SinclairsSongs of the Young Sinclairs (Kindercore)
• Bad Penny download: “Tribe


Barren EarthCurse of the Red River (Peaceville)
Jen OliveWarm Robot (Ape House)
TonstartssbandhtMidnite Cobras EP (available digitally and on vinyl; Psychic Handshake)
• RCRD LBL download: “Midnite Cobras


Atreyu – “Lonely” single (Hollywood)
ExpoShe Sells Seashells (self-released)
• Bad Penny feature: Bad Penny Exclusive: An Expo Download – And John Lane’s Brushes With Greatness
HakenAquarius (Sensory)
Nada SurfIf I Had a Hi-Fi (covers album featuring songs by Depeche Mode, the Moody Blues, the Soft Pack, Kate Bush, the Go-Betweens, Arthur Russell and more; available at Nada Surf concerts; self-released)


The Bloody BeetrootsDomino EP (iTunes exclusive; Dim Mak)


An HorseBeds Rearranged EP (remixes; Mom+Pop)
Arctic Monkeys – “My Propeller” single (available as 7-inch, 10-inch or download; Domino)
Mose AllisonThe Way of the World (produced by Joe Henry; Anti-)
Bettie ServeertPharmacy of Love (Second Motion)
• Bad Penny download: “Deny All
• Bad Penny download: “Semaphore (Acoustic)
The Bird and the BeeGuiltless Pleasures Vol. I: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates (Blue Note)
Birdsong at MorningVigil (third installment in four-part series; Blue Gentian)
BrasstronautMt. Chimaera (Unfamiliar)
Bright Eyes & Neva DinovaOne Jug of Wine, Two Vessels (updated version with new songs; Saddle Creek)
Dan DeaconBromst (each CD and LP comes with a fold-up cardboard tent; Carpark)
Dead MeadowThe Three Kings (with DVD; Xemu)
• Bad Penny interview: “Dead Meadow: Tweaked ‘Kings’
DaedelusRighteous Fists of Harmony EP (Brainfeeder)
The Dillinger Escape PlanOption Paralysis (limited-edition download cards with three unreleased remixes for sale at DEP shows; various preorder packages available at; Party Smasher Inc./ Season of Mist)
The Deadly SyndromeNolens Volens (digital; self-released)
• download: “Wingwalker” (e-mail address required)
Double DaggerMasks (EP; Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “Pillow Talk
Bad Penny interview (in which the band revealed that the EP was on the way)
Drink Up ButtercupBorn and Thrown on a Hook (Yep Roc)
• Bad Penny download: “Doggy Head
The Frontier BrothersYou Should Start a Band (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “You Should Start a Band
GoldfrappHead First (Mute)
Kleenex/LiliputLive Recordings, TV-Clips & Roadmovies (live CD featuring Kleenex in Biel in 1979 and Liliput in Zurich in 1983; comes with DVD featuring “Roadmovie” documentary and TV performances; Kill Rock Stars)
Mux MoolSkulltaste (Ghostly International)
• EP download: Viking Funeral
• Bad Penny download: “Lady Linda
Nebula/ Quest for Fire – split 7-inch (features new songs by both bands; limited to 1,000 copies; Tee Pee)
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “The Perfect Rapture
Neon TreesHabits (Mercury)
QuadronQuadron (Plug Research)
Radar Brothers (new lineup features bassist Be Hussey and drummer Stevie Treichel) – The Illustrated Garden (Merge)
• Bad Penny download: “Horses Warriors
Roadside GravesYou Won’t Be Happy With Me EP (Autumn Tone)
• Bad Penny download: “Liv Tyler
• Bad Penny download: “Everything
• Bad Penny download: “Everything (Ari Why Remix)
Serena-ManeeshS-M 2: Abyss in B Minor (4AD)
She & HimVolume Two (includes covers of NRBQ’s “Ridin’ in My Car” and Skeeter Davis’ “Gonna Get Along Without You”; Merge)
Six GalleryBreakthroughs in Modern Art (Superball Music)
• Pure Volume song stream: “Built to Last
Tahiti Boy + the Palmtree FamilyGood Children Go to Heaven (Third Side)
• Stereogum download: “That Song” (featuring Tunde Adebimpe)
TriptykonEparistera Daimones (Century Media)
The UnthanksHere’s the Tender Coming (Rough Trade)
• Bad Penny download: “Lucky Gilchrist
Andrew W.K.Close Calls With Brick Walls (previously available in Japan and Korea; features bonus disc of rare and unreleased material called Mother of Mankind; Steev Mike)
WoodhandsRemorsecapade (Paper Bag)
• Bad Penny download: “Pockets
Yukon BlondeYukon Blonde (Bumstead Productions Ltd.)
• Bad Penny download: “Rather Be With You
• Bad Penny download: “Blood Cops
• Bad Penny download: “Wind Blows
Various artists – “Hot Tub Time Machine” soundtrack (features songs by the Replacements, David Bowie, more; Rhino)


808 State808:90; ex:el; Gorgeous; and Don Solaris (deluxe remastered reissues; each comes with bonus disc of unreleased and rare songs; Salvo)
Damien*Crippled Cute (U.K. release; Suiteside)
free downloads: “Unaware Unaware” and “Always Wear a Pretty Shirt”
TridentWorld Destruction (Regain)


UnleashedAs Yggdrasil Trembles (white-vinyl release limited to 250 numbered copies; Nuclear Blast)


All Leather (the Locust’s Justin Pearson, Some Girls’ Nathan Joyner and Maniqui Lazer’s Jung Sing) – When I Grown Up I Wanna F*** Like a Girl (Dim Mak)


All Shall PerishAwaken the Dreamers (vinyl reissue limited to 900 copies; Pure Noise)
Amp LiveMurder at the Discotech (Child’s Play)
ArcheologyMemorial (Balcony)
• Bad Penny download: “Altar Song
• Bad Penny download: “By the By
Armored SaintLa Raza (Metal Blade)
CaspianYou Are the Conductor and The Four Trees (reissues; The Mylene Sheath)
Codeine Velvet Club (features the Fratellis’ Jon Lawler) – Codeine Velvet Club (digital version; physical release drops April 6; Dangerbird)
The Delta MirrorMachines That Listen (Lefse)
• Bad Penny download: “He Was Worse Than the Needle He Gave You
Dropkick MurphysLive on Lansdowne, Boston MA (with DVD; also available as digipak with HD DVD and as double-gatefold vinyl with CD; last track features the Mighty Mighty Bosstones; Born & Bred)
The Dustbowl RevivalYou Can’t Go Back to the Garden of Eden (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Dan’s Jam
• Bad Penny download: “Falling Down
Fates WarningParallels (deluxe reissue; comes with bonus DVD featuring 1992 concert; Metal Blade)
Fireball MinistryFireball Ministry (Restricted Release)
Follow the TrainMercury (Removador Recordings and Solutions)
Freelance WhalesWeathervanes (Frenchkiss/ Mom & Pop)
Gamma RayTo the Metal! (U.S. debut; EarMusic)
Happy BirthdayHappy Birthday (Sub Pop)
• Bad Penny download: “Subliminal Message
• Bad Penny download: “Girls FM
KaipaIn the Wake of Evolution (Inside Out)
Landmine MarathonSovereign Descent (Prosthetic)
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “Exist
Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band guitarist) and Dean BowmanChase the Devil (Knitting Factory)
Tom McRaeThe Alphabet of Hurricanes (Cooking Vinyl)
• download: “Out of the Walls” (e-mail address required)
Kate Miller-HeidkeCuriouser (SIN/ Sony Australia)
Mumiy TrollPolar Bear EP (digital only; The Village Label)
One for the TeamGhosts (Afternoon)
SayyadinaThe Great Northern Revisited (Relapse)
The Unwinding Hours (ex-Aereogramme’s Craig B and Iain Cook) – The Unwinding Hours (Chemikal Underground)
Bad Penny album review
John Parish – “She, a Chinese” soundtrack (also features songs by Feist, Mumma, more; U.K. release only; available in other formats on April 6; Dreamboat)
• Bad Penny download: “Li Mei & Rachid
• Bad Penny download: “November
Von HazeVon Haze (self-released)
Wakey!Wakey!Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said the Last Time I Saw You … (Family/ Timber Street)
The White StripesUnder Great White Northern Lights (limited-edition box set with live DVD and CD, exclusive 7-inch, hardcover book, silkscreen print; Third Man)


Burnt IslandMusic and Maths EP (Chaffinch)
KatatoniaThe Longest Year EP (includes one unreleased track; Peaceville)
Pirate Love/ Little Girls – split 7-inch (Best of Both)


Eternal SummersEternal Summers (available digitally and as a limited-edition 10-inch; Chimney Sweep)


Zola Jesus' Stridulum

1986Everybody Is Whatever I Think They Are (features Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison and ex-Swervedriver frontman Adam; self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Black Spring
• Bad Penny download: “Undertow
AbscessDawn of Inhumanity (Peaceville)
AcrassicaudaOnly the Dead See the End of the War (EP; Vice)
• download: “Garden Of Stones
The Besnard LakesThe Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night (Jagjaguwar)
• Bad Penny download: “Albatross
Biffy ClyroOnly Revolutions (produced by Garth Richardson and mixed by Andy Wallace; iTunes exclusive; Warner Bros.)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (featuring new drummer Leah Shapiro) – Beat the Devil’s Tattoo (Abstract Dragon/ Vagrant)
The BlacksIn Sickness and Health EP (digital only; Bloodshot)
The Breathing ProcessOdyssey: (Un)Dead (Candlelight)
Broken Bells (The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse) – Broken Bells (Columbia)
Alan CharingStitch (In Music We Trust)
Jason CollettRat a Tat Tat and To Wit to Woo (Arts & Crafts)
• download: “Little Tiger” (e-mail address required)
• download: “Love Is a Dirty Word” (e-mail address required)
Dark TranquillityWe Are the Void (Century Media)
DaughtersDaughters (Hydra Head)
Emanuel and the FearListen (Paper Garden)
• Bad Penny download: “Dear Friend
EmpiresBang (EP;
• free download: “Damn Things Over
Epstein (features Roberto Carlos Lange of Savath & Savalas and Prefuse 73) – When Man Gets Full He Falls Asleep (Asthmatic Kitty)
• Bad Penny download: “A Lost Animal (Featuring School of Seven Bells)
FinntrollNifelvind (Century Media)
FractionMoon Blood (vinyl version, limited to 1,000 copies; Kemado)
Free EnergyStuck on Nothing (digital version only; other editions available May 4; produced by DFA’s James Murphy; Astralwerks/DFA)
• Bad Penny download: “Hope Child
Frightened RabbitThe Winter of Mixed Drinks (Fat Cat)
Gama Bomb Tales From the Grave in Space (available as a vinyl limited to 1,000 copies or limited-edition CD with bonus Half Cut EP; Earache)
Goldfrapp – “Rocket” single (includes remixes from Richard X, Tiësto, more; Mute)
GorillazPlastic Beach (Parlophone/Virgin)
Andrew Graham (formerly of RTFO Bandwagon) & Swarming BunchAndrew Graham’s Good Word (vinyl version, limited to 500 copies; Kemado)
Jimi HendrixValleys of Neptune (features 12 previously unreleased tracks; Experience Hendrix LLC/ Legacy Recordings )
j.j.nº 3 (Secretly Canadian)
• Bad Penny download: “Let Go
Jookabox/ Kid Primitive Family – split cassette (limited to 100 copies; Joyful Noise)
Kartick & GotamBusiness Class Refugees (EarthSync)
The Knife (with Mt. Sims and PlanningtorockTomorrow, in a Year (opera about Charles Darwin; two CDs; digital version dropped February 2; Mute)
Miles Kurosky (ex-Beulah singer) – The Desert of Shallow Effects (features other ex-Beulah members; Majordomo/ Shout! Factory)
Lawrence ArabiaChant Darling (Bella Union/ Yep Roc)
Lay LowFarewell Good Night’s Sleep (Loo)
LemonadePure Moods (EP; True Panther Sounds)
Ted Leo and the PharmacistsThe Brutalist Bricks (Matador)
• Bad Penny download: “Even Heroes Have to Die
LiarsSisterworld (special edition features remixed by Thom Yorke, Melvins, Blonde Redhead, Bradford Cox, Alan Vega, more; Mute)
• download: “Sisterworld” (e-mail address required)
LibrariansPresent Passed (Postfact)
LongitalGloria (Slnko)
Mighty TigerWestern Theater (digital only; “33 1/3” 7-inch, out same day, comes with album digital download card; Paper Garden)
• Bad Penny download: “33 1/3
The Morning BendersBig Echo (co-produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor; Rough Trade)
Janka NabayBubu King (True Panther Sounds)
• Bad Penny download: “Eh Congo
Pearly Gate Music – ““Big Escape” (limited-edition 7-inch single; Barsuk)
• Bad Penny download: “I Was a River (Live)” (live version)
Daytrotter Session
Pretty Good Dance MovesPGDM (EP; Township)
• Bad Penny download: “Leave Me Alone (ft. Bjorn Yttling & Angelina Lucero)” (featuring Bjorn Yttling and Angelina Lucero)
Rifoki (Steve Aoki and Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo) – Rifoki (Dim Mak)
• Bad Penny download: “Sperm Donor
SeabearWe Built a Fire (Morr)
• Bad Penny download: “I’ll Build You a Fire (FM Belfast Remix)
• Bad Penny download: “Lion Face Boy (Single Version)
album stream
SectionedPurulent Reality (Paragon)
The SplintersKick (Double Negative)
• Bad Penny download: “Mysterious
• Bad Penny download: “Splintered Bridges
Serj TankianElect the Dead Symphony (available as a CD, CD/DVD digipak or vinyl; performance with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra held in March 2009 at the Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand; Serjical Strike/ Reprise)
TanlinesSettings (EP; True Panther Sounds)
Thunder PowerHearts Intersect (Slumber Party)
Titus AndronicusThe Monitor (XL)
• Bad Penny concert review: “FYF Fest 2010: Sleep Are Reawakened, Growlers Are Scary-Good, Titus Andronicus Prove Weak
WoodpigeonDie Stadt Muzikanten (previously available overseas; Boompa)
Year Long DisasterBlack Magic: All Mysteries Revealed (produced by Nick Raskulinecz; Volcom)
Zola JesusStridulum (EP; Sacred Bones)
• Pitchfork download: “Night
Various artistsCeremony – A New Order Tribute (features Peter Hook, Detachments, Rabbit in the Moon, more; dedicated to Factory Records founder Tony Wilson; two CDs; portion of proceeds goes to the Salford Foundation Trust’s Tony Wilson Awards; 24 Hour Service Station/ MVD Audio)
Various artists – “The Heart Is a Drum Machine” DVD (features Wayne Coyne, Maynard James Keenan, Britt Daniel, more; Lightyear Entertainment)


DarkthroneCircle the Wagons (vinyl version; includes download card; regular and special-edition CD versions drop April 6; Peaceville)

Friendly Fires/Holy Ghost!Friendly Fires vs. Holy Ghost! (DFA)


Mexicans With Guns – “Me Gusto” 12-inch (Innovative Leisure/ FoF)
• The Fader download: “Me Gusto (Featuring Chico Mann)
• Fact Magazine download: “Me Gusto (Toy Selectah Remix)


ImmolationMajesty and Decay (Nuclear Blast)


The CapshunsTime to Say (available at band’s show at Spaceland in Los Angeles; features She Wants Revenge’s Thomas Froggatt; self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Time to Say
Robert PollardWe All Got Out of the Army (Guided by Voices Inc.)
SkeletonwitchWorship the Witch EP (on vinyl for the first time; Prosthetic)


The 1959 Hat Co./Thunder PowerHearts Intersect (split EP; co-produced by the Faint’s Joel Petersen; Slumber Party)
A Sunny Day in GlasgowNitetime Rainbows (EP; Mis Ojos Discos)
A WeatherEveryday Balloons (Team Love)
AmpLiveMurder at the Diskotek (Child’s Play)
AnimaEnter the Killzone (Metal Blade)
AthleteBlack Swan (standard edition; produced by Tom Rothrock; Original Signal)
Benjy Davis ProjectLost Souls Like Us (Rock Ridge)
The BledHeat Fetish (Rise)
Boy Eats Drum MachineHoop + Wire (Tender Loving Empire)
• Bad Penny download: “ Hoop + Wire
Bridges & Blinking LightsHeroes, Guns & Snakes (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Undercover
Cancer BatsSabotage (digital EP; includes Beastie Boys cover; Distort)
Clogs (features Bryce Dessner of the National) – The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton (features guest appearances by Sufjan Stevens, additional members of the National, etc.; Brassland)
• Bad Penny download: “On the Edge
B. DolanFallen House, Sunken City (features P.O.S. and Cadence Weapon; produced by Alias; Strange Famous)
Flogging Molly – “Live at the Greek Theatre” (recorded September 12, 2009, in Los Angeles; DVD with two CDs; SideOneDummy)
The Fresh & OnlysAugust in My Mind EP (Captured Tracks)
Grieves88 Keys and Counting (reissue; Rhymesayers)
Groove ArmadaBlack Light (features Bryan Ferry, more; OM)
Hypernova – “Fairy Tales” single (Narnack)
The Library Is on FireMagic Windows, Magic Nights (digital only; physical release drops April 6; Fill in the Blank)
MarrowSunshine Enema (Marrowcell)
PeasantShady Retreat (Paper Garden)
PicastroBecome Secret (Monotreme)
Emma PollockThe Law of Large Numbers (recorded with husband and fellow former member of the Delgados, Paul Savage; also features Adem; Chemikal Underground)
The PostellesWhite Night EP (Astralwerks/Capitol) and “Sleep on the Dancefloor” (remix by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor; available on iTunes; Astralwerks/Capitol)
The Ruby SunsFight Softly (Sub Pop)
• Bad Penny download: “Cranberry
Sarah SilvermanSongs From “The Sarah Silverman Program” (Comedy Central)
Sharam JeyIn My Blood (features Princess Superstar and more; King Kong)
These New PuritansHidden (Domino)
• Bad Penny download: “Orion
Totally Bone (frontman for Dust From 1000 Years) – Marble Memo (Moon Jaw)
Twin TigersGrey Waves (digital version dropped earlier this year; Old Flame)
• download: free Automatic EP (e-mail address required)
• Citizen Dick download: “Passive Idol
The WhigsIn the Dark (ATO)
• download: “Hundred/Million” and “In the Dark” (e-mail address required)
Josiah Wolf (Why? multi-instrumentalist) – Jet Lag (Anticon)
• Pitchfork download: “The Trailer and the Truck
Various artistsGod of War: Blood & Metal (digital EP with five exclusive unreleased songs by Opeth, Trivium, more; voucher for download comes with purchase of “God of War III: Ultimate Edition” video game; Roadrunner)


Cancer BatsSabotage (digital EP; title track is Beastie Boys cover; Black Market Activities)
LoveLikeFireTear Ourselves Away (digital only; physical version drops April 12; Heist or Hit)
Mat RiviereFollow Your Heart (Brainlove)
These MonstersCall Me Dragon (U.K. only; Brew/Function)
• download: “Call Me Dragon


EpsteinEpstein – Completed Mythologies (Back Catalog) (digital reissues; Asthmatic Kitty)


Hands – “Hold” single (Headphonica)


Deadbird/Burned Up Bled Dry – split 7-inch (At a Loss)


ØkapiLove Him (Illegal Art)
Alkaline TrioThis Addiction (available as an LP, a CD or a CD/DVD that includes six bonus songs and concert material; Epitaph/ Heart & Skull)
• stream: “This Addiction” (Twitter or Facebook referral required)
BalmorheaConstellations (Western Vinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “Night Squall
• Bad Penny download: “Bowsprit
Andrew BelleThe Ladder (self-released)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (featuring ex-Spacemen 3’s Will Carruthers on bass) – Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? (a recordings LTD)
David Byrne and Fatboy SlimHere Lies Love (with DVD, book; Todomodo/Nonesuch)
Felix CartalPopular Music (Dim Mak)
• Bad Penny download: “Popular Music
Johnny CashAmerican VI: Ain’t No Grave (final chapter in series; features covers of songs by Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, more; unreleased original song also included; produced by Rick Rubin; American/ Lost Highway)
Cloud NothingsTurning On (vinyl reissue with one bonus track; Speakertree)
Create AvoidHeart Remains (Pure Noise Entertainment)
Hayaino DaisukiThe Invincible Gate Mind of The Internal Fire Hell, or Did You Mean Hawaii Daisuki? (Hydra Head)
DragonforceSonic Firestorm and Valley of the Damned (reissues; each comes with bonus tracks and a DVD; Spinefarm)
Dust From 1000 YearsMarble Memo (Moon Jaw)
EfterklangMagic Chairs (4AD)
• Bad Penny download: “Modern Drift
EluviumSimiles (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
• Bad Penny download: “The Motion Makes Me Last
Fan DeathA Coin for the Well (EP; Last Gang)
Fang IslandFang Island (Sargent House)
• Bad Penny download: “Daisy
• Bad Penny download: “Life Coach
Martin HagforsMen and Flies (available as CD and gatefold vinyl; available on CD Baby)
♥♥♥ High on FireSnakes for the Divine (E1 Metal)
• Stereogum song stream: “Frost Hammer
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Holy Fiction (features former members of Pilot Drift) – Hours From It (Nile)
Doug KeithThe Lucky Ones (The Village Label)
Elaine LachicaI Think I Can See the Ocean (Stunning Models on Display)
• Bad Penny download: “Rapture
• Bad Penny download: “Behind My Mind
• Bad Penny download: “Bewilder
Let’s WrestleIn the Court of the Wrestling Let’s (Merge)
• Bad Penny download: “We Are the Men You’ll Grow to Love Soon
LobisomemBrightest Solids (EP; Tall Corn)
• Bad Penny download: “Plasma Is For Lovers
Man/MiracleThe Shape of Things (Third Culture)
• Bad Penny download: “Hot Sprawl
• RCRD LBL download: “Other People
Holly MirandaThe Magician’s Private Library (features members of TV on the Radio and Antibalas; XL)
• Bad Penny download: “Waves
• Bad Penny download: “Forest Green Oh Forest Green
The Morning Benders – “Promises” (7-inch version of song previously available on iTunes; comes with unreleased B-side “Oh Annie”; song will be made available on for a limited time; True Panther Sounds)
Mutiny WithinMutiny Within (Roadrunner)
N.A.M.B.B.M.A.N. (deluxe package with 96-page booklet; Monotreme)
• Bad Penny download: “L.O.N.
The New LoudCan’t Stop Not Knowing (EP; includes cover of Radiohead’s “2 + 2 = 5”; mixed by ex-Drive Like Jehu’s Mark Trombino; self-released)
John Parish – “She, a Chinese” soundtrack (also features songs by Feist, Mumma, more; U.K. release only; digital version drops March 16; available in U.S. in other formats on April 6; Dreamboat)
• Bad Penny download: “Li Mei & Rachid
• Bad Penny download: “November
Parenthetical GirlsPrivilege: Pt. 1 – On Death & Endearments (vinyl and digital release; Slender Means Society)
• Bad Penny download: “Evelyn McHale
Past LivesTapestry of Webs (Suicide Squeeze)
• Stereogum download: “Deep in the Valley” (featuring Hannah Blilie of the Gossip)
PelicanWhat We All Come to Need (deluxe-vinyl gatefold version; features three bonus songs not featured on CD version; Southern Lord)
QuasiAmerican Gong (mixed by Steve Fisk, Tucker Martine and Dave Fridmann; Kill Rock Stars)
• Bad Penny interview: “Quasi’s Sam Coomes In ’01: ‘There Isn’t Any Point In Us Rushing’ Albums
• Bad Penny interview transcript: “Quasi’s Sam Coomes In ’01: ‘There Isn’t Any Point In Us Rushing’ Albums
• Bad Penny download: “Repulsion
Rage Against the Machine – “Revolution in the Head: Rage Against the Machine and the Art of Protest” (MVD Visual/ Sexy Intellectual)
Jack RoseLuck in the Valley (Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “Woodpiles on the Side of the Road
SambassadeurEuropean (Labrador)
• Bad Penny download: “Stranded
ShearwaterThe Golden Archipelago (Matador)
Shout Out LoudsWork (produced by Phil Ek; Merge)
• Bad Penny download: “Walls (Fontan Rework)
• Bad Penny download: “Walls
April Smith and the Great Picture ShowSongs for a Sinking Ship (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Colors
The Strange BoysBe Brave (In the Red)
SuffokateNo Mercy, No Forgiveness (Mediaskare)
The Superions (features Fred Schneider of the B-52’s) – The Superions (EP; 12-inch and CD versions; already available on iTunes; Happy Happy Birthday to Me)
• Bad Penny interview with Fred Schneider
• Bad Penny download: “Totally Nude Island (The Lolligags Remix)
Rob SwiftThe Architect (Ipecac)
• Bad Penny download: “Rabia – 2nd Movement
TestamentThe Formation of Damnation (reissue with bonus CD featuring live audio and video material; Nuclear Blast)
These Are PowersWorld Class Peoples/ Candyman (EP featuring three new songs and two remixes; RVNG)
Title TracksIt Was Easy (includes covers of Bruce Springsteen’s “Tougher Than the Rest,” the Byrds’ “She Don’t Care About Time”; physical version; already available digitally; Ernest Jenning)
Ali Farka Touré and Toumani DiabatéAli and Toumani (World Circuit/ Nonesuch)
Veil Veil VanishChange in the Neon Light (Metropolis)
Rocky VotolatoTrue Devotion (Barsuk)
Xasthur2005 Demo (two songs, totaling 16 minutes; Hydra Head)
Xiu XiuDear God, I Hate Myself (features members of Deerhoof; deluxe versions available on; Kill Rock Stars)
• Bad Penny download: “Gray Death
• Bad Penny download: “Dear God, I Hate Myself
Was (Not Was)Pick of the Litter (1980-2010) (retrospective compilation with Iggy Pop, Wayne Kramer, more; Micro Werks)
White HillsWhite Hills (available as a CD or LP; Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “Dead
White WizzardOver the Top (Earache)
Bad Penny album review
Wolf PeopleTidings (Jagjaguwar)
• Bad Penny download: “October Fires
ZeusSay Us (Arts & Crafts)
Various artists – “Blank Generation” (1980 musical film featuring Richard Hell)
Various artistsStroke: Songs for Chris Knox (limited-edition two-CD version; already available online here; features Yo La Tengo, the Mountain Goats, Lou Barlow, Jay Reatard, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, more; Merge)


At the Gates – “The Flames of the End” (three-DVD digipak with live performances and documentary; U.K. release; Earache)
Bygones (Zach Hill and Tera Melos’ Nick Reinhart) – Spiritual Bankruptcy EP (Sargent House)
Damien – “Unaware Unaware” single (U.K. release; Suiteside)
free download
Eprom/Eskmo – “Hendt”/ “Lands and Bones” (12-inch; Warp)
Valgeir Sigurðsson – “Dreamland” soundtrack (Bedroom Community)
Yes Giantess – “The Ruins” single (Neon Gold)


Eddy Current Suppression Ring – “Wet Cement” (7-inch version, limited to 750 copies; Kemado)


SoutherlyNegativist (EP; dedicated to the memory of Jeff Hanson; Self Group)


The Acacia Strain – “The Most Known Unknown” (two DVDs featuring live material and a documentary; Prosthetic)
♥♥♥ AeternamDisciples of the Unseen (Metal Blade)
Bad Penny album review
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
The AttackOf Nostalgia and Rebellion (self-released)
Seth AugustusTo the Pouring Rain (Porto Franco)
• Bad Penny download: “Tiny Little Head
• Bad Penny download: “Trickeries of the Great Emptiness
♥♥♥ Barn BurnerBangers (Metal Blade)
Bad Penny album review
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Bear Hands – “What a Drag” single (Cantora)
• download: “What a Drag” (e-mail address required)
Dum Dum Girls – “Jail La La” (7-inch; Sub Pop)
• Bad Penny download: “Jail La La
Everybody Was in the French Resistance … NowFixin’ the Charts, Volume One (Art Brut’s Eddie Argos and the Blood Arm’s Dyan Valdes; Cooking Vinyl)
Jason FalknerI’m OK, You’re OK (Cobraside)
Field MusicField Music (Measure) (double album; Memphis Industries/ Revolver)
• Bad Penny download: “Measure
• Stereogum download: “Each Time Is a New Time
The ForecastThe Forecast (Eyeball)
The FranksDUH (EP; self-released)
• songs to be made available for free download on on day of release
Giant DragSwan Song EP (Roar Scratch)
The Go FindEverybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen, Only Not Tonight (Morr)
Juliana HatfieldPeace and Love (Ye Olde Records)
HeathenThe Evolution of Chaos (Mascot)
HeavenlyCarpe Diem (AFM)
The Hush NowConstellations (self-released)
In MourningMonolith (recorded with Scar Symmetry’s Jonas Kjellgren; Pulverised)
JavelinNumber Two (available digitally at and as a hand-screened 12-inch limited to 500 copies; make-your-own-album jacket info available here; Thrill Jockey)
Fela KutiThe ’69 L.A. Sessions; Live With Ginger Baker; London Scene/Shakara; Roforofo Fight/+2 Singles; Open & Close/Afrodisiac; and Gentleman/Confusion (CD reissues; Knitting Factory)
Liars – “Scissor” (digital single; Mute)
Lightspeed ChampionLife Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You (Domino)
Local NativesGorilla Manor (Frenchkiss)
• Bad Penny download: “Careful
• Pitchfork download: “Sun Hands (Here We Go Magic Remix)
Scott Lucas & the Married MenGeorge Lassos the Moon (limited-edition vinyl version also available; G&P)
Mako SicaHorizon (vinyl; limited to 250 copies; La Société Expéditionnaire)
• Bad Penny download: “I’Itoi
Charlie Alex MarchHome/Hidden (features members of Stereolab, High Llamas; Lo)
Moon DuoEscape (Woodsist)
Mumford & SonsSigh No More (Glassnote)
Obscura (featuring members of Alabama Thunderpussy and Facedowninshit) – Retribution (Relapse)
Rykarda ParasolFor Blood and Wine (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “A Drinking Song
Joe PugMessenger (Lightning Rod)
The Ravenna ColtSlight Spell (Removador Recordings and Solutions)
Red PensReasons (Grain Belt)
Dan ReederThis New Century (Oh Boy)
The Seven Fields of Aphelion (Black Moth Super Rainbow member) – Periphery (Graveface)
Tony Sly (of No Use for a Name) – 12 Song Program (with guest appearances from Karina Denike of Dance Hall Crashers, Joey Cape of Lagwagon and more; Fat Wreck Chords)
Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin MooreDear Companion (portion of proceeds benefit Appalachian Voices; Sub Pop)
• Bad Penny download: “Something, Somewhere, Sometime
The Souljazz OrchestraRising Sun (Strut)
• Bad Penny download: “Mamaya
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial OrchestraKollaps Tradixionales (Constellation)
TindersticksFalling Down a Mountain (Constellation)
Truman Peyote/Many MansionsPeaced Together (split 12-inch; Whitehaus Family)
• Pitchfork download: Truman Peyote’s “Sidewalk Sludging (Airbud)
Jason UrickHusbands (CD release limited to 500 copies; comes with poster; previously available on vinyl; Thrill Jockey)
• Bad Penny download: “The Eternal Return
Vivian Girls – “My Love Will Follow Me” single (available as an iTunes digital exclusive or 7-inch; Wild World)
Jacobi WichitaLambsie.Divey EP (Eyeball)
Wu-Tang ClanThe Return of the Wu & Friends (compilation featuring unreleased songs, classic cuts and rarities; Gold Dust)
Various artistsPreservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program (Preservation Hall/ Sony RED/ MRI)


Son LuxWeapons EP (Anticon)


Once a PawnMission Accomplished (Queer Control)
• Bad Penny download: “Waiting
• Bad Penny interview: “Inside The Label: Queer Control Records


ScannersSubmarine (Dim Mak)
• The Fader download: “We Never Close Our Eyes


Black CobraChronomega (vinyl; limited to 1,500 copies; features rare cover of Buzzov*en’s “Behaved”; Southern Lord)
GigiMaintenant (features Mirah, Karl Blau, Final Fantasy’s Owen Pallett, more; Tomlab)
• Bad Penny download: “Strolling Past the Old Graveyard (Featuring Karl Blau)
• Pitchfork download: “No, My Heart Will Go On
Lullabye ArkestraHeart Like a Wheel EP (Vice)


A Broken ConsortCrow Autumn (vinyl version limited to 500 copies; Tompkins Square)
AMFuture Sons & Daughters (Filter U.S. Recordings)
ArsisStarve for the Devil (produced by Zeuss; two bonus tracks, including cover of King Diamond’s “The Lake,” featured on Nuclear Blast mail-order version [1,000 copies] and vinyl [500 copies]; Nuclear Blast)
The Besnard Lakes – “Albatross” (vinyl 12-inch; Jagjaguwar)
• Bad Penny download: “Albatross
Blessure GraveJudged by Twelve, Carried by Six (Alien8)
• Bad Penny download: “The Cycle
Kath BloomThin Thin Line (Caldo Verde)
V V BrownTravelling Like the Light (already available in U.K.; EMI)
BuzzcocksA Different Kind of Tension; Another Music in a Different Kitchen; and Love Bites (special-edition reissues; include previously unreleased tracks; Mute)
Johnny Cash – “Ain’t No Grave” single (American/ Lost Highway)
Dark FortressYlem (Century Media)
Daughters – “The First Supper” (digital single; Hydra Head)
Fear Factory (with Dino Cazares back in the fold) – Mechanize (Candlelight)
GalacticYa-Ka-May (Anti-)
Giggs – “Don’t Go There” (featuring B.o.B.) single (XL)
GlimrFaith of Our Fathers (10GEV)
• Bad Penny download: “Sunburned at Midnight
The GoatThe Goat Speaks (Werewolf Heart)
Ernest GonzalesBeen Meaning to Tell You (with mixes by Daedelus, CYNE, more; comes with book; FoF Music; 180g white vinyl released by Tall Corn Music)
• Bad Penny download: “Dancing in the Snow
Hot ChipOne Life Stand (Astralwerks)
Hunx and His PunxGay Singles (five previously released songs and on bonus track; True Panther Sounds)
Icarus WitchDraw Down the Moon (Cleopatra/Koch)
Killing TimeThree Steps Back (Dead City)
Massive AttackHeligoland (marks return of Horace Andy; features guest vocals from Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, more; Virgin)
♥♥♥ Meshuggah – “Alive” (DVD and CD; features live and behind-the-scenes material from band’s 2008 obZen tour; preorder packages come with tee, poster; Nuclear Blast)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Mimicking BirdsMimicking Birds (co-produced by Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock; Glacial Pace)
Georgia Anne MuldrowKing’s Ballad (Ubiquity)
♥♥♥ Orphaned LandThe Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR (Century Media)
• Bad Penny interview: “Faith in Metal: Orphaned Land Push for Peace in the Middle East
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Pantha Du PrinceBlack Noise (features members of Animal Collective and !!!; Rough Trade)
PhantogramEyelid Movies (Barsuk)
PretendersPretenders: Live in London (from ’09 tour; with bonus DVD; also available as a standalone Blu-ray; E1)
SchoonerDuck Kee Sessions (EP; all proceeds go to brain cancer research;
• Bad Penny download: “Feel Better
Gil Scott-HeronI’m New Here (XL)
Screaming FemalesSingles (six rare songs; Don Giovanni)
• Bad Penny download: “I Do
• Bad Penny concert review: “FYF Fest 2010: Sleep Are Reawakened, Growlers Are Scary-Good, Titus Andronicus Prove Weak
ShellshagRumors in Disguise (Don Giovanni)
• Bad Penny download: “1984
• Bad Penny download: “Resiliant Bastard
Smile SmileTruth on Tape (Kirtland)
• Bad Penny download: “Beg You To Stay
TheodoreHold You Like a Lover (Moon Jaw)
The Thermals – “Canada” single (Kill Rock Stars)
This Moment in Black HistoryPublic Square (LP; Smog Veil)
This Moment in Black History and Sun God – split LP (Smog Veil)
Title TracksIt Was Easy (includes covers of Bruce Springsteen’s “Tougher Than the Rest,” the Byrds’ “She Don’t Care About Time”; digital version; physical version drops February 23; Ernest Jenning)
Viva L’American Death Ray MusicBehold a Pale Horse (vinyl version, limited to 500 copies; Kemado)
The ♥♥♥ Watson TwinsTalking to You, Talking to Me (features members of My Morning Jacket and Everest; Vanguard)
Bad Penny album review
Xiu XiuDear God, I Hate Myself (features members of Deerhoof; iTunes version, which comes with two bonus songs; other versions available February 23; Kill Rock Stars)
• Bad Penny download: “Gray Death
• Bad Penny download: “Dear God, I Hate Myself
You Say Party! We Say Die!XXXX (Paper Bag)
• Bad Penny download: “Laura Palmer’s Prom (Los Campesinos! Remix)
• Bad Penny download: “Dark Days


Johnny Foreigner – “Every Cloakroom Ever” (single available in digital or vinyl form; LP limited to 300 copies; Best Before/ Pony Up)


Various artistsMake the Load Lighter: Indie Rock for Haiti (digital-only; all proceeds go to volunteer organization Voice of Haiti; Dromedary)


Aderlating/Nekrasov Aderlating/Nekrasov (split LP limited to 300 copies; Chrome Leaf)
The Album LeafA Chorus of Storytellers (available on CD and LP; mixed by Sigur Rós’ Birgir Jón Birgisson; Sub Pop)
Bad Penny album review
• Bad Penny download: “Falling From the Sun
James ApolloHow Hard a Heart of Gold Can Be (EP; No Alternative)
Bob BlankThe Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985 (includes an unreleased mix; Strut)
Bleed Electric – “The Last Night of 1989″/”XII Special Weapons and Tactics” single (
BluebrainSoft Power (Lujo)
• Bad Penny download: “Ten by Ten
Charred Walls of the Damned (Ripper Owens, producer Jason Suecof, and ex-Death/Iced Earth bassist Steve Digiorgio and drummer Richard Christy ) – Charred Walls of the Damned (digipak; comes with making-of bonus DVD; limited signed copies available with pre-order; Metal Blade)
• album stream appearing on from 1.25-2.1
CougarettesMilk Fangs EP (Machette)
Creature With the Atom BrainTransylvania (features Mark Lanegan; The End)
• Bad Penny download: “I Rise the Moon
Dent May & His Magnificent UkuleleThe Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele (Paw Tracks)
• Bad Penny download: “Meet Me in the Garden
Droids AttackMust Destroy (Crustacean)
Fishbone – “Live in Bordeaux” (April 2008 concert; available as a DVD or CD; orders made on come with limited-edition skateboard deck, 12-inch picture disc of release, T-shirt, digital download; self-released)
FootstoneLippy (digital-only reissue; Dromedary)
HaemorrhageApology for Pathology and Grume (reissues; Relapse)
The Heligoats (Chris Otepka of Troubled Hubble) – Goodness Gracious (Greyday)
• Bad Penny download: “Heat Vents
• Bad Penny download: “Fish Sticks
King of PrussiaThe Time of Great Forgetting (digital only; Kindercore)
• Bad Penny download: “Waitin’ for Something
The Knife (with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock) – Tomorrow, in a Year (opera about Charles Darwin; digital version only; CD hits stores March 9; Mute)
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni baI Speak Fula (CD release; digital version dropped in December; Sub Pop/ Next Ambiance)
Light This CityThe Hero Cycle (reissue; Prosthetic)
Miracle Condition (features members of US Maple) – Miracle Condition (Tizona)
• album stream
MotorHyper Machine (Dim Mak)
• Bad Penny download: “Kick It
Julia NunesI Think You Know (Rude Butter)
• Bad Penny download: “I Think You Know
OyFirst Box, Then Walk (Creaked)
• Bad Penny download: “Snake
• Bad Penny download: “Snake (Sutekh ‘Acid in My Bed’ Mix)
Pierced ArrowsDescending Shadows (Vice)
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “Let It Rain
♥♥♥ PriestessPrior to the Fire (previously available in Canada; Tee Pee)
• Stereogum download: “Trapped in Space & Time
• Brooklyn Vegan download: “Raccoon Eyes
• download: “Ladykiller
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
Salvador Santana (son of Carlos Santana) – Keyboard City (features collaborations with GZA, Money Mark and Del the Funky Homosapien; Quannum/ Various Music)
Shout Out Louds – “Fall Hard” (digital single; Merge)
Slobs – “Slobs” (7-inch; Machette)
The Soft PackThe Soft Pack (Kemado)
The Soundtrack of Our LivesThe Immaculate Convergence (digital EP; Yep Roc)
These New PuritansHidden (Domino)
Through the Eyes of the DeadSkepsis (Century Media)
Toro y MoiCausers of This (Carpark)
• Bad Penny download: “Blessa
Various artists – “Crazy Heart” soundtrack (deluxe edition; with new songs from Jeff Bridges and classic cuts from the Louvin Brothers, Waylon Jennings and more; co-produced by T Bone Burnett; New West)
Various artistsNext Stop … Soweto: Township Sounds From The Golden Age of Mbaqanga (Strut)


Dark AgeAcedia (AFM)
Mob RulesRadical Peace (AFM)
NostradameusIllusion’s Parade (AFM)
While Heaven WeptSorrow of the Angels and Of Empires Forlorn (reissues of out-of-print CDs; limited to 1,000 numbered copies; Cruz Del Sur)


I’m From Barcelona27 Songs from Barcelona (one song per day available for free starting today at I’; album, inspired by Kiss’ simultaneous solo album releases in 1978, features one solo song from every member of the band; also available as triple vinyl; Mute)


AbsuAbsu (deluxe edition with bonus live DVD; Candlelight)
AFCGT (A Frames and Climax Golden Twins) – AFCGT (Sub Pop)
• Bad Penny download: “Two Legged Dog
Animal CollectiveCampfire Songs (reissue; Paw Tracks)
Armageddon (featuring Arch Enemy guitarist Chris Amott) – Embrace the Mystery and Three (two-CD
reissue sets with bonus material; original releases previously available in Japan only; Century Media)
Kevin Barker (of Vetiver) – You and Me (features Joanna Newsom, Wilco’s Pat Sansone and more; Gnomonsong)
Bad Penny album review
• Bad Penny download: “You & Me
Beach HouseTeen Dream (Sub Pop)
Bad Penny album review
• Bad Penny download: “Norway
Thavius BeckDialogue (Mush)
The Black Belles – “What Can I Do”/”Lies” single (Third Man)
David Bowie A Reality Tour (2003 concert recordings; two CDs; ISO/Columbia/Legacy)
• Bad Penny interview: “David Bowie Faces Reality
• Bad Penny interview transcript: “David Bowie Transcript, 7.9.03: ‘I Am The Man Who Found Velvet Underground!’
Boy GeniusStaggering (self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Ramona Saves the Day
• Bad Penny download: “Blame Love
• Bad Penny download: “Old New England
Basia BulatHeart of My Own (Rough Trade)
• Bad Penny download: “Gold Rush
♥♥♥ Cars and TrainsThe Roots, the Remix (Fake Four Inc.)
• Bad Penny download: “Some Lonesome Street Corner (USF Remix)
• FensePost download: “Intimidated by Silence
Cave InPlanets of Old (CD EP and DVD; 12-inch came out last year; Hydra Head)
• Bad Penny interview: “Cave In: ‘The Longer We’re Around, The More People Don’t Like Us’
Bad Penny album review
album stream
Boston Phoenix DVD clip: “Juggernaut
Ceremony – “Someday” (7-inch single limited to 500 copies; Killer Pimp)
CitayDream Get Together (produced by the Fucking Champs’ Tim Green; Dead Oceans)
• Bad Penny download: “Mirror Kisses
• Bad Penny download: “Careful With That Hat
City LightBurned Out Bright (self-released)
Clogs (features Bryce Dessner of the National) – Veil Waltz (EP; digital only; Brassland)
• Bad Penny download: “Three-Two
Dream EvilIn the Night (Century Media)
GDPRealistic Expectations (Division East/ Say-10)
• Punk News album stream
• Fuse download: “Butter Scripts
GigiMaintenant (Tomlab)
• Bad Penny download: “The Old Graveyard (Featuring Karl Blau)
Gorillaz featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack – “Stylo” (digital single; Parlophone)
Eat Skull – “Jerusalem Mall” single (Woodsist)
• Pitchfork download: “Don’t Leave Me on the Speaker
Evacuate Chicago (features former members of Psychostick) – Veracity (Rock Ridge)
Joe FirstmanEl Porto (Rock Ridge)
Elizabeth FraserMoses (12-inch EP; already available on iTunes; previously available overseas; all proceeds go to the family of Echo and the Bunnymen’s Jake Drake-Brockman, who passed away tragically in September; Rough Trade)
FredrikTrilogi (The Kora)
Free EnergyStuck on Nothing (Astralwerks/DFA)
♥♥♥ Fucked UpCouple Tracks (compilation of singles from 2002-2009; Matador)
GDPRealistic Expectations (Division East)
Harvey MilkHarvey Milk (Hydra Head)
album stream
HomeHome XVII (Brah)
The HoursAli in the Jungle (digital EP; available on iTunes; Hickory)
Ihsahn (ex-Emperor vocalist) – After (Candlelight)
Wanda Jackson – “You Know I’m No Good”/”Shakin’ All Over” (covers of songs by Amy Winehouse, and Johnny Kidd and the Pirates; single; produced by Jack White; Third Man)
The Little DeathThe Little Death (brick-and-mortar version; currently available on; self-released)
Loney DearDear John (Polyvinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “Airport Surroundings
Los Campesinos!Romance Is Boring (Arts & Crafts)
Robert A.A. Lowe & Rose LazarEclipses (extended version of 2008’s Gyromancy; limited-edition double LP; comes with poster; Thrill Jockey)
Magic ManReal Life Color (Arcade Sound Ltd)
• free album download
ManimalThe Darkest Room (AFM)
MnemicSons of the System (includes remix not features on European release; iTunes has bonus track; Nuclear Blast)
Mondo DragNew Rituals (available as a CD, digital or vinyl limited to 500 copies; Alive Naturalsound)
• Amazon (free) download: “Light as a Feather
My Brightest DiamondShark Remixes (double-CD limited to 1,500 numbered and signed copies; Asthmatic Kitty)
NativeWrestling Moves (Sargent House)
album stream
Scout NiblettThe Calcination of Scout Niblett (Drag City)
• Bad Penny download: “The Calcination of Scout Niblett
NocandoJimmy the Lock (Alpha Pup)
• Bad Penny download: “Hurry Up and Wait
♥♥♥ Oh No OnoEggs (Friendly Fire)
Bad Penny album review
• Bad Penny download: “Helplessly Young
Oy – “Snake” (single with four remixes; Creaked)
• Bad Penny download: “Snake (Sutekh ‘Acid in My Bed’ Mix)
Patrick & EugeneAltogether Now (Birds Bees Flowers Trees) (Tummy Touch Music Group)
Bad Penny album review
• YouTube clip: “The Birds and the Bees” music video
• YouTube clip: “Don’t Stop” music video
• YouTube clip: “Bet You Look Good” music video
Pit Er PatThe Flexible Entertainer (Thrill Jockey)
Retribution Gospel Choir2 (Sub Pop)
• Bad Penny download: “Hide It Away
Lucy SchwartzHelp Me! Help Me! (EP; co-produced by Mitchell Froom; self-released)
The Silent League… But You’ve Always Been the Caretaker (comes with bonus disc that features remixes, a cover of Alicia Keys’ “No One” and more; Something in Construction)
• Pitchfork download: “Yours Truly, 2095
Slow SixTomorrow Becomes You (Western Vinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “The Night You Left New York
Soundpool – “But It’s So” (7-inch single; Killer Pimp)
• Bad Penny download: “But It’s So
Taking DawnTime to Burn (Roadrunner)
J. Tillman – “Wild Honey Never Stolen” (limited-edition 7-inch; Western Vinyl)
• Relix stream: “Wild Honey Never Stolen
Relix live session
VoicesVoicesOrigins (Manimal Vinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “Flulyk Visions (Radio Edit)
• Fader download: “Origins
Various artistsJoan of Arc Presents: Don’t Mind Control (limited-edition compilation featuring 18 songs by JoA collaborators including Owen, Euphone and Cale Parks; Polyvinyl)
• Bad Penny download: “Friend in Common


AsperaRipples (InsideOutMusic)
Broken LinksResisting Movement and the Almost Advisory (EP; self-released)
Cult of LunaCult of Luna and The Beyond (limited-edition double-gatefold vinyl; Earache)
Jaga JazzistOne Armed Bandit (Ninja Tune)
• Bad Penny download: “One Armed Bandit” (e-mail address required)
♥♥♥ ShiningBlackjazz (Indie Recordings/ The End)
Bad Penny album review
• Bad Penny download: “Fisheye (Edit)
• Bad Penny feature: best metal albums of 2010
The Victorian English Gentlemens Club – “Bored in Belgium” single (available as a download or 7-inch; This Is Fake DIY)
• song stream: “Bored in Belgium


BigbangEdendale (already available outside U.S.; Oglio)
Cold War KidsBehave Yourself (EP; Downtown)
ConvulseWorld Without God (reissue; Relapse)
Adrian CrowleySeason of the Sparks (Chemikal Underground)
DevolvedCalculated (Unique Leader)
♥♥♥ Dinowalrus% (Kanine)
• Bad Penny download: “Electric Car, Gas Guitar
• Bad Penny download: “Bead
• Bad Penny download: “Nuke Duke ‘Em (Mae Shi Remix)
• Bad Penny download: “Nuke Duke ‘Em
EditorsIn This Light and on This Evening (Fader)
EelsEnd Times (Vagrant)
El MayEl May (500 hand-screened copies available at; self-released)
• Bad Penny download: “Don’t You” (featuring Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws and the Blow’s Khaela Maricich)
The Gilded Palace of SinYou Break Our Hearts, We’ll Tear Yours Out (Central Control)
• Bad Penny album review
• Bad Penny download: “Nautilus (Drumxxxt Remix)
• Bad Penny download: “Rosa Salvaje (edit)
• YouTube clip: “Rosa Salvaje” music video
• YouTube clip: “Rose Salvaje” live
• YouTube clip: “Bones of the Saints” live
• YouTube clip: “Mean Old Jack” live
Gobotron (Manchester Orchestra guitarist Robert McDowell) – On Your Mark, Get Set … (digital release; Favorite Gentlemen)
• Bad Penny download: “Never Turn Around
Zoey Van GoeyThe Cage Was Unlocked All Along (Chemikal Underground)
Good ShoesNo Hope, No Future (digital version comes out January 26; Brille)
• download: “Under Control” (e-mail address required)
Johnny Action FigureGood Eye (self-released)
Dawn LandesSweet Heart Rodeo (Cooking Vinyl)
• Stereogum download: “Young Girl
Lindstrøm with ChristabelleReal Life Is No Cool (Smalltown Supersound)
Major StarsReturn to Form (Drag City)
MillionYoungBe So True (EP; Arcade Sound Ltd)
• download: Sunndreamm EP (e-mail address required)
My Own GraveUnleash (reissue; comes with Progression Through Deterioration demo from 2004, and covers of Slayer’s “War Ensemble” and Krabathor’s “Orthodox”; Pulverised)
Puerto Rico Flowers4 (12-inch EP; Fan Death)
• Bad Penny download: “Let’s Make Friends
The Red Krayola with Art & LanguageFive American Portraits (Drag City)
RJD2The Colossus (RJ’s Electrical Connections)
• Bad Penny download: “Games You Can Win (featuring Kenna)
Ruby IsleNight Shot: The Remixes (Kindercore)
Six Feet UnderGraveyard Classics 3 (Metal Blade)
Sons of AzraelScouting the Boneyard (Metal Blade)
SpoonTransference (Merge)
Cortney TidwellBoys (Removador Recordings and Solutions)
ValkyrjaContamination (Metal Blade)
VirulenceIf This Isn’t a Dream … 1985-1989 (remastered-CD anthology also featuring demos, live recordings, more; Southern Lord)
Vulture WhaleBamboo You (EP; physical release; Skybucket)
• download: digital version of album (e-mail address required)
Various artistsKeb Darge & Paul Weller Present: Lost & Found Real R’N’B & Soul (BBE)
Various artists – “Crazy Heart” soundtrack (with new songs from Jeff Bridges and classic cuts from the Louvin Brothers, Waylon Jennings and more; co-produced by T Bone Burnett; deluxe edition due February 2; New West)


MnemicSons of the System (Nuclear Blast)
album stream (expires 1.15)
Rage – “Into the Light”/”Purified” single (Nuclear Blast)


Abigail WilliamsIn the Shadow of a Thousand Suns (deluxe edition with five bonus tracks; Candlelight)
Active Child – “She Was a Vision” (7-inch single; U.K. only; Transparent)
• Bad Penny download: “She Was a Vision
Olöf ArnaldsVið og Við (One Little Indian)
• “Dig for Fire” TV documentary, featured on enhanced-CD version of album
video of Arnalds covering “That Lucky Old Sun,” popularized by Johnny Cash
At Vance (features members of Thunderstone and Axxis) – Ride the Sky (includes a cover of Free’s “Wishing Well”; AFM)
AthleteBlack Swan (deluxe edition, featuring bonus CD, documentary and downloads; only available at; proper release arrives 3.2; produced by Tom Rothrock; Original Signal Recordings)
BlockheadThe Music Scene (Ninja Tune)
Fader download: “Which One of You Jerks Drank My Arnold Palmer
Jason Boesel (Bright Eyes and Rilo Kiley drummer) – Hustler’s Son (features members of Band of Horses, the Heartbreakers and Mystic Valley Band; Team Love)
AOL album stream (expires 1.17.10)
• Bad Penny download: “French Kissing
• Bad Penny download: “Hand of God
Daytrotter Session (includes three unreleased and unplugged versions of Hustler’s Son songs)
Billy BraggLife’s a Riot with Spy vs. Spy; Brewing Up With Billy Bragg; Talking With the Taxman About Poetry; Workers Playtime; Don’t Try This at Home; William Bloke; England, Half English; Reaching to the Converted; The Internationale/Live & Dubious EP; and Must I Paint You a Picture?: The Essential Billy Bragg (digital reissues; bonus tracks and B-sides included; Yep Roc)
BrainstormMemorial Roots (AFM)
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – “The Road” soundtrack (CD; digital version dropped in November; Mute)
• Bad Penny interview: “Nick Cave: Saint Nicholas And The Nocturnal Muse
ClaustrofobiaI See Red (Candlelight)
Elvis Costello and the AttractionsLive at Hollywood High (reissue with 11 previously unreleased songs; Hip-O/UMe)
Exodus – “Shovel Headed Tour Machine: Live at Wacken & Other Assorted Atrocities” (two DVDs, one CD; Nuclear Blast)
live-in-studio stream
T-Model FordThe Ladies Man (digital version and CD; also available as an orange vinyl limited to 500 copies; Alive Naturalsound)
Glass RockTall Firs Meet Soft Location LP (includes download card; Ecstatic Peace)
IngestedSurpassing the Boundaries of Human Suffering (Candlelight)
Norah JonesChasing Pirates Remix EP (features Mike D, Adrock, Santigold, Beck and more; digital and vinyl only; Blue Note)
Miles Kurosky (ex-Beulah singer) – The Desert of Shallow Effects (EP; available exclusively on iTunes; Majordomo/ Shout! Factory)
The Lost FingersLost in the 80s (covers album featuring “Billie Jean,” “Tainted Love” and more; Tandem/Distribution Select)
The Morning Benders – “Promises” (iTunes single; available as 7-inch on February 23; Rough Trade)
OK GoOf the Blue Colour of the Sky (produced by David Fridmann; Capitol)
Paradox (with new guitarist Gus Drax of Biomechanical) – Riot Squad (AFM)
RauelssonLa Siembra, la Espera y la Cosecha (180g vinyl; Hush)
• Bad Penny download: “Debutantes
• Bad Penny download: “El Río de los Nudos
• free Debutantes EP here (suggested donation)
Charles Rumback and Charles GorzcynskiA Square White Lie (482)
The Rural Alberta Advantage – “Drain the Blood” (7-inch vinyl and digital single; Saddle Creek)
The ScruffsConquest (Scruffsville)
• Bad Penny download: “Conquer Me
• Bad Penny download: “Treasure Girls
Seven Saturdays (formerly Firs) – Seven Saturdays (EP; self-released)
• Stereogum download: “Secret Things
ShlohmoShlomoshun Deluxe (FoF Music)
• Bad Penny download: “7am
• SoundCloud download: “Hot Boxing the Cockpit
Vampire WeekendContra (XL)
Bad Penny album review
Neil YoungDreamin’ Man (live version of Harvest Moon; vinyl version only; already available in other formats; Reprise)


Various artistsDengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia (available on CD and vinyl; proceeds go to Cambodian Living Arts; Minky)


Baroness' Blue Record

♥♥♥ BaronessBlue Record (deluxe gatefold three-LP and ultimate gatefold three-LP reissue; Relapse)
Buzzov*enViolence From the Vault (digipak reissue; Relapse)
Ben DavisCharge It Up! (Lovitt)
MemoryhouseTo the Lighthouse (EP; available for free download here; Arcade Sound Ltd.)
The OctagonWarm Love and Cool Dreams Forever (Serious Business)
Toxic HolocaustEvil Never Dies and Hell on Earth (reissues; Relapse)

DECEMBER 29, 2009

The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and PeachesThe Dark Side of the Moon (Warner Bros.)

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40 Responses to “The Bad Penny New Music Releases Schedule”

  1. Thanks for the info.
    I will keep coming back for more.
    I hope you update often.



  2. the Peasant album is out on Paper Garden Records, not Paper Bag

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