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Tommy Mcgee
I'm A Stranger

Tommy McGee shot out of the same stable as Al Green and, despite ostensibly having just as much talent, had a career that didn’t go in quite the same direction. The highlight of his career was his 1976 album I’m A Stranger, which was produced by Palmer James. It’s soulful, smooth and funky.
  • Vinyl Double LP (NUM76LP)
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Pastor T.L. Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir
Like a Ship... (Without a Sail)

An ingenious piece of crate-digging has exhumed this real treasure. Recorded in 1971 by a 27 year old pastor and a school-initiative choir, Like A Ship… (Without A Sail) was a haunting rumination on the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement, and was sampled by the mighty Kanye West subsequently. 

Various
Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares

Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares is a compilation of what happened when the 60’s drug dream started to turn dark and demented: rock bands started losing it maaaan, and the good vibes turned heavy. For the listener of course, that means all manner of weird and gnarly fuzz-psych trippiness, and Numero Group have done an excellent job of curating a fine obscure selection from the period. CD and double LP editions, with lovely informative liner notes.
  • Vinyl Double LP (NUM68LPC7)
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Hüsker Dü
Savage Young Dü

Something nice for fans of legendary post-punk racketeers Husker Du. 'Savage Young Du' is a journey through the young life of the band including early recordings, sessions and live performances as well as their classic early single 'Statues'/'Amusement'. All housed in deluxe set with book of photos and memorabilia. 
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  • Numero Group

Hamlet Minassian
Armenian Pop Music

Recorded at the twilight of the Shah’s rule in Iran before the oppressive theocratic revolution of Ayatollah Khomeini ascended to power, 'Armenian Pop Music' is a six-track solo masterwork from Hamlet Minassian, consisting of lengthy dance music explorations that, sadly, indicate an alternative future, a path blocked off. 
  • Vinyl LP (NUM804LP)
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Rupa
Disco Jazz

What a treat: a long overdue reissue of Rupa’s album Disco Jazz, a remarkable and very rare item originally from 1982. This album is a little Disco and a little Jazz, but all refracted through a mixture traditional Indian and synthesised instrumentation. Hard to explain but easy to love, this is a very welcome remastered reissue from Numero Group.
  • Vinyl 12" (NUM805LP)
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Trey Gruber
Herculean House Of Cards

The untimely loss at the age of just 26 of Trey Gruber - and therefore his band, Parent - was a real tragedy for the Chicago DIY scene, just as they looked on the cusp of nationwide indie success. Three years after his death comes Herculean House of Cards, a double-vinyl collection of previously unheard demos compiled by his family and friends, which will forever be testament to his talent. 
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  • Numero Group

Masumi Hara
4 X A Dream

Introduced with inebriated guitars and quirky vocals, '4 X A Dream' is the wonky exploration from Japanese multi-media pioneer Masumi Hara. Having originally landed way back in 1984, This reissue presents a chance to re-discover this curious and colourful mashup of various genres, styles, mood and ideas.

Dhaima
Love Lives Forever

Numero Group are good at unearthing nuggets of music from a variety of genres. Here they’ve got together some tracks by the late Miami reggae singer Dhaima. It’s the first time there has been a retrospective of her work. This one has been pressed loud so you can really test your stereo with it. 
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  • Numero Group

Unwound
The Future Of What

Unwound were a post-hardcore trio from Olympia, Washington. The band released 8 albums in 10 years between 1991 and 2001. The Future of What was their fourth album was released in 1995 and came during their most productive period that saw them release 4 albums in two years. Excellent classic ‘90s shouty guitar stuff. 
  • Vinyl LP (NUM1293LP)
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Joanna Brouk
The Space Between

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Gary Davenport
Scattered Thoughts

Scattered Thoughts is an exhumation of early work from Gary Davenport, the founder of San Antonio underground label Closet Records. Also featuring a book chronicling his experiences with the label, the 13 songs on this compilation include Davenport’s work in the band Mannequin, collaborative work with Mark Champion and Charles Athanas, plus his solo work while living in Texas. 
  • Vinyl LP (NUM197LP)
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Jackie Shane
Any Other Way / Sticks and Stones

Soul legend William Bell wrote the song Any Other Way. It was taken up by Bostonian Jackie Shane - a transgender pioneer - who recorded the song, originally a mournful break-up song as the lyrics suited her need for a gay liberation anthem. It was originally released in 1962 - the same year William Bell cut his version in Memphis. B/w Sticks and Stones.
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  • Numero Group

Various
Visible And Invisible Persons Distributed In Space

Numero Group presents Visible And Invisible Persons Distributed In Space, an exhumation exercise like no other. Taking the finest tracks from ten highly obscure, privately-issued masterpieces from the Eighties soul and jazz scene, it’s a beautifully packaged item, arriving in gold foil and metallic ink origami sleeve that becomes a magnetic pyramid structure. 
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  • Numero Group

Indian Summer
Giving Birth To Thunder

One of the earliest progenitors of emo, Oakland’s Indian Summer had an eventful career, even if it only lasted 12 months. Laying down just 10 tracks, which appeared variously on singles and compilations over 1993 and 1994, Giving Birth To Thunder sees the Numero Group label gather all their recordings in one place for the very first time, along with some lovingly assembled liner notes and media.
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Unwound
Leaves Turn Inside You

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Don Slepian
Sea of Bliss

Originally released as a cassette only way back in 1980, Don Slepian’s milestone composition Sea of Bliss finally gets its first ever issue on vinyl. Recorded using the legendarily difficult-to-use Alles digital synthesiser, the album’s two side-long compositions became landmarks in what became known as the new age genre. 
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  • Numero Group

Pastor T.L. Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir
Do Not Pass Me By Vol. II

Following up the cult success of the much-beloved Like A Ship… Without A Sail in 1971, Do Not Pass Me By was the even more limited successor two years later. Chicago’s Pastor T.L. Barrett once again took the 40-piece Youth For Christ Choir and laid down ten more yearning, soaring spiritual tracks. 
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  • Numero Group

94 East
The Cookhouse 5

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Elisa Waut
Elisa Waut

A undercover classic of minimal wave, first released in 1982 as a limited run of cassettes, hand-dubbed for demo purposes. Elisa Waut was a trio of Mitteleuropean youth, and this self-titled debut of theirs is cold and detached and moody, singing of depression and Cold War vibes. You know you want it. Resurrected to vinyl by Numero Group.
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  • Numero Group

Duster
Stratosphere

Stratosphere by American indie band, Duster, was originally released in 1998. It is a forgotten gem of the the slowcore genre. Just like Irish musical grandad, Val Doonican, they rock, but gently. Unlike Val Doonican, they will appeal to fans of mid-fi American indie-rock of the ‘90s. Reissue on Numero Group.

Duster
Contemporary Movement

Contempary Movement was the second and final album by American slowcore band, Duster. It was originally released in 2000 and followed their impressive debut, Stratosphere. It saw the album working as a fully-fledged three-piece for the only time. This is indie-rock to lie down to. A warm hug of under-produced analog sound and tape hiss.

Syl Johnson
Is It Because I'm Black

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Duster
Capsule Losing Contact

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Chasman
Synth-E-Fuge

Synth-e-fuge by Chasman has the kind of cover that makes you want to drop everything and go listen to it. If you need more persuading, however, then it's got some great synths, a charmingly lo-fi feel, and is more 80s than Duran Duran in over-sized blazers eating a communal Vienetta. For fans of Duran Duran, Wham!, and The Human League. 

New World Music
Intellectual Thinking

New World Music - one of those hard-to-Google band names. Just like everyone else, they didn’t care about Google back in the mid-’80s because it didn’t exist. This lot were a San Franciscan electro-funk group who laid down funky keyboards, 808 beats and groovy bass lines, all infused with a chemical haze. Intellectual Thinking collects together all of their singles issued on the Macola label. 12” on Numero Group.
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  • Numero Group

Codeine
When I See The Sun

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Various
Escape From Synth City

Numero Group are about to embark on a series of records that focus on retro-futurist cuts from the 1980s. Albums like Escape From Synth City intend to showcase the (now charmingly naive) visions of the future that were cropping up all over the cultural landscape in that decade. This LP focuses on the synth-funk sounds of Tom Cameron, Chasman and other forward-thinkers.
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Spontaneous Overthrow
All About Money

All About Money is one of those popular music curios that defies easy categorisation. The LP originally emerged from New Jersey in 1984 and is now being re-pressed by Numero Group. Its creators, a group called Spontaneous Overthrow, had never released anything before and never would again. Their sound is a funny mix of cocktail party grooves, home-baked disco and knowing soul singing. It’s an oddly hypnotic mix that will appeal to anyone who cottoned on to that Preacherman reissue that emerged on Luaka Bop a couple of months back.
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  • Numero Group

The Scientists
The Scientists E.P.

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Various
Switched - On Eugene

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Various
Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground

Numero Group have gone crazy for the big-haired harmonious sisters of the '60s! Their latest extravaganza -- namely 'Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground' -- compiles 56 tracks (on double-CD, 28 on double vinyl) from various girl groups of the halcyon pop era; families, studio receptionists and all. Soaring vocals and raw pop power from: The Four J's, The Vandelettes, The Soulettes, The Para-Monts, plus many, many more!

Various
Teen Expo: The Cleopatra Label

There wasn’t much by way of a DIY record label culture in the 1960’s, but Tommy Falcone bucks that trend. Throughout the decade he ran Cleopatra, an imprint that was ahead of its time in both approach and style. Ignoring the narrow genre constraints of many contemporaneous labels, Cleopatra signed everything from garage rock bands to girl groups to crooners, and Falcone ran the whole operation himself out of a New Jersey basement. Now Numero Group have compiled twenty-five of Cleopatra's most essential releases on this Teen Expo compilation.
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Scientists
Weird Love

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Happy Rhodes
Ectotrophia

Here's arty US pop singer Happy Rhodes. Ectotrophia is the first properly compiled anthology of her work. Her music blends classical influences, acoustic guitars, synths along with her remarkable and endearing four-octave range voice. It all came to life in upstate New York, away from the hustle and bustle, in the mid ‘80s when she was a mere teenager. Fans of Kate Bush may find much to like here. Double LP and CD on Numero Group.
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  • Numero Group

Lion
You’ve Got A Woman

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Laraaji
Vision Songs Vol. 1

Laraaji is best known for his blissfully ambient instrumental new age works. This reissue of an obscure cassette release from 1984 see him adding soulful vocals to his hammered dulcimer, keyboard and rhythm machine. At times it’s a little reminiscent of Alice Coltrane’s recently reissued ashram recordings, though with a somewhat more secular vibe. Gently joyful songs with a lovely lo-fi home production, balmy and chilled out to an extreme degree. Available on LP and CD.
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  • Numero Group

Express Rising
Fixed Rope II

Express Rising, here expanded beyond Dante Carfagna into a trio, go deep into ambient territory with their instrumental music on Fixed Rope II. The instruments and melodies remain clearly distinguishable, but they are draped in reverb and mystery, perfect for those in-between moods. Fixed Rope II is released by Numero Group.
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  • Numero Group

Various
Technicolour Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Others Exotic Delights

Numero, everyone's favourite musical archaeologists are back with Technicolour Paradise, a compilation that gives us a close look at the sheer weirdness of music meant to evoke paradise by and for people who likely couldn't make it there. If you ever wanted to know what a mid-20th century American thought other Americans wanted the rest of the world to sound like, now's your chance.

Various
W2NG 89.9fm

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Unwound
New Plastic Ideas

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Jackie Shane
Any Other Way

A pioneering figure who is thoroughly deserving of the retrospective interest in her career, Any Other Way is the first collection of Jackie Shane’s work approved by the artist herself. Though at the time her work barely got beyond the clubs of Toronto, Shane’s strong voice and stronger presence as a transgender woman in 1960’s North America has seen her influence spread far over the years. This LP brings together live recordings and her run of 45s, all of which demonstrate her unique command of soul, funk and r&b. Includes three previously unreleased tracks.
  • Vinyl Double LP (NUM67DLX)
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Joanna Brouk
Hearing Music

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Noise Addict
10,000 Kids With Guitars

Noise Addict is what happened when some Australian teenagers saw a Nirvana gig and decided to try and do it themselves. Wahey! They actually ended up making a decent impact with their noisy punk-pop, and Numero Group now present two LPs worth of their best cuts. 10,000 Kids With Guitars comes with a chalkboard cover, so they tell us.
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  • Numero Group

Various
Los Alamos Grind!

Los Alamos Grind! is a compilation of the old-style rock’n’roll, put together with extra attention paid to lesser-known artists and sleazy-sounding tracks. This stuff just flies out of the stereo, inducing dirty boogies and cool retro-futuristic reveries. Bands like A.C. Jones & The Atomic Aces and Johnny K. Killens & The Dynamites provide the tunes. LP compilation on Numero Group.

Unwound
Fake Train

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Syl Johnson
Do You Know What Soul Is?

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Syl Johnson
My Gift

Syl Johnson reckons that he’s been sampled more than any other artist, and it could well be true. The tracks gathered here are packed with funky breaks and slick-hot grooves. My Gift is a compilation of the R&B / soul man’s 45’ singles from his early days, with B-sides to boot. All remastered, of course. LP on Numero Group.
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  • Numero Group

Syl Johnson
Complete Mythology

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Various
Shanghai’d Soul

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Blonde Redhead
Masculin Feminin

Here’s an excellently in-depth archival release for Blonde Redhead, one of 90’s New York’s finest outfits. Masculin Feminin contains the band’s first two albums in full, plus all the surrounding extra material from the time (singles, radio sessions, demos etc.). Also, for a little perspective, two in-depth essays and lots of exclusive photographs. 2CD / 4LP sets on Numero Group.
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  • Numero Group

The Scientists
A Place Called Bad

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The Young Senators
Jungle / That’s The Way It Is

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The Young Senators
Ringing Bells (Sweet Music) Part 1

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The Scientists
Blood Red River

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The Scientists
The Scientists

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White Zombie
It Came From N.Y.C

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Calvin Harris
Loves Recipe / Wives Get Lonely Too

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Various
Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music

Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music looks at the extremely commercially successful genre of 70’s US country-rock through a less familiar prism: private press labels. So less familiar artists like Plain Jane and The Black Canyon Gang get their chance to showcase their style. CD / double LP compilation on Numero Group.

Penny And The Quarters
You And Me / You Are Giving Me Some Other Love

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Blonde Redhead
Peel Sessions

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The Shades
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

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Medusa
Temptress / Strangulation

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Mind & Matter
I’m Under Your Spell

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The Edge Of Daybreak
Eyes Of Love

Eyes Of Love is a rare proposition: it was recorded by four incarcerated artists, imprisoned in Virginia, USA in the 70’s. But this is not prison blues: instead, The Edge Of Daybreak sounds like it could have poured forth from un-impinged freedom, such is the bright beauty that is played here. Reissue on Numero Group.
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  • Numero Group

Unwound
Empire

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Elyse Weinberg
Greasepaint Smile

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Trevor Dandy
Is There Any Love?

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Express Rising
Fixed Rope

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Syl Johnson
Complete Twilight Records 45's

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Perk Badger
Do Your Stuff

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Brown Bombers & Soul Partners
Wait For Me

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Memphis Soul
Don't Down Me People Part 1 & 2

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Royal Jesters
English Oldies

Royal Jesters were a group of 1960’s Texan-Mexicans who brought joy to the teenage populace in their locality. Their blend of doo-wop and R&B sizzles with the feeling of groovy fun, and with English Oldies containing a full 28 tracks, there is plenty to enjoy here. Released on The Numero Group.
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Boscoe
Boscoe

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White Eyes
White Eyes

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Bedhead
Live In Chicago

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Various
Ork Complete Singles

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Codeine
The White Birch

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The Notations
Still Here: 1967-1973

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Alan Watts
This Is It!

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Universal Togetherness Band
Universal Togetherness Band

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Bedhead
Whatfunlifewas

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Jordan De La Sierra
Gymnosphere: Song Of The Rose

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Nikki Sudden
Dark Rags at Dawn

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Unwound
Rat Conspiracy

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Bedhead
Bedheaded

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Bedhead
Transaction De Novo

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Bedhead
1992-1998

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Bulbous Creation
You Won't Remember Dying

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