This Just In: Fela!

The initial plan for today’s post was to feature the two Cocteau Twins reissues from 4AD. However, Heaven Or Las Vegas is delayed until August 12th, and the post wouldn’t be complete without it. Blue Bell Knoll is in though, so pick up a copy ASAP (it hasn’t been available on vinyl since 1988). But never fear! There’s a trio of new reissues from another highly sought after artist in this week – Fela Kuti. Knitting Factory Records has graced us with another vinyl run of three essential Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa ’70 titles: Expensive Shit (1975), He Miss Road (1975) and Live! (1971, w/Ginger Baker). Fela’s music is something so universal, you’ve probably heard it (and loved it), without even knowing it’s him. In fact, when we play it in the store people constantly ask what it is and want to buy the records immediately. At least now we can offer them some of the important historical marks made by the musical and political visionary who “was willing to go to jail every time he released a single.”

Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa ’70 – Expensive Shit LP
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa ’70 – He Miss Road LP
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa ’70 With Ginger Baker – Live! LP
Watch: Finding Fela trailer

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Alternate plans: new releases, reissues and restocks…
Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon – Break Line The Musical LP*
Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness LP
Animals – Animalism LP*
Antony and the Johnsons – I Am a Bird Now LP
Arcade Fire – Reflektor 2LP
Bacao Rhythm – Bacao Suave 7”*
Bauhaus – Crackle 2LP
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
Beatles – Revolver LP, Sgt. Pepper’s LP
Beyonce – S/T 2LP*
Black Keys – Thickfreakness LP, Turn Blue LP
Boards Of Canada – Geogaddi 3LP
Bob Marley – Legend in Dub LP
Bon Iver –Blood Bank 12”, For Emma, Forever Ago LP
Bonobo – Black Sands 2LP,  Ten Tigers EP 12″
Botch – An Anthology Of Dead Ends LP*
Braid – No Coast LP
Cabaret Voltaire – #7885 Electropunk To Technopop 2LP*
Capital Cities – In a Tidal Wave Of Mystery Deluxe 2LP
Cat Power – Moon Pix LP, Sun 2LP, You Are Free LP
Circulatory System – Mosaics Within Mosaics 2LP*
Cocteau Twins – Blue Bell Knoll LP*
Com Truise – Wave 1 12”
Craft Spells – Nausea LP
Craig Leon – Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1 2LP*
Daft Punk – Discovery 2LP
Dave Matthews Band – Remember Two Things 2LP
Depeche Mode – Black Celebration LP
DJ Vadim – Dubcatcher LP
Eno & Hyde – Someday World LP
Fink – Hard Believer 2LP*
FKA Twigs – EP2 12”
Flaming Lips – Oh My Gawd… LP, Yoshimi LP
Fleetwood Mac – Greatest Hits LP, Rumours LP
Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes 2LP
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! LP, F#A#… LP, Lift Your Skinny Fists… 2LP
Gorillaz – S/T 2LP
Grimes – Visions LP
Guerilla Toss- Infinity Cat Series CS*
How To Dress Well – What Is This Heart? LP
Jamie xx – Girl 12”
Jay-Z – Black Album LP
Jimi Hendrix – Miami Pop Festival 2LP
Jim White – The Mysterious Tale… LP
John Lennon – Imagine LP
Joy Division – Closer LP
Lakker – Containing A Thousand 12”*
Landlady – Upright Behavior LP*
Lemon Nash – Papa Lemon LP*
Los Straitjackets – The Further Adventures Of Los Straitjackets LP*
Mark Kozelek – Live at Biko CD
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue LP, Musings of Miles LP*, Round About LP
Morrissey – World Peace Is None of Your Business 2LP, CD*
My Brightest Diamond – None More Than You 12”*
National – High Violet 2LP
Nikki Sudden and the Jacobites – Texas LP*
Nightmares on Wax – Feelin’ Good 2LP
Nihill – Grond 2LP*
Operation Ivy – Energy LP
Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain LP
Pearl Jam – Ten 2LP
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon 2LP, Division Bell 2LP
Pixies – Wave of Mutilation: Best Of 2LP
Portishead – S/T LP
Prodigy – Their Law: The Singles 2LP
Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork LP
Radiohead – Hail to the Thief 2LP, OK Computer 2LP
Ratatat – LP4 LP
Ray Lamontagne – Supernova LP
Real Estate – Atlas LP
Reigning Sound – Shattered LP*
Relatives – Don’t Let Me Fall 7”*
Rodrigo Y Gabriela – S/T LP
Sage Francis – Copper Gone 2LP*
Savages – Silence Yourself LP
SBTRKT – SBTRKT LP
Sharon Van Etten – Are We There LP
Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear LP*
Songs: Ohia – Magnolia Electric Co. 2LP
Squarepusher x Z Machines – Music for Robots LP
Sufjan Stevens – Enjoy Your Rabbit 2LP, Illinois 2LP, Michigan 2LP
Suicide – Ghost Riders LP*
Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings And Food LP
Tame Impala – Lonerism 2LP
Thelonious Monk Septet – Monk’s Music LP*
Thundercat – Apocalypse 2LP
Tobacco – Ultima II Massage 2LP
Traxman – Da Mind of Traxman Vol. 2 2LP
Tycho – Awake LP
Various – Decadubs 2 2×12”
Various – Eccentric Breaks & Beats LP
Various – Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label 2LP
Various – Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label 2LP
Various – Haiti Direct CD
Various – Legendary Studio One Records 2LP
Various – Miami Sound CD
Various – Studio One Soul 2LP
Vince Guaraldi – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus LP*
Warpaint – Warpaint LP
Wolves In The Throne Room – Celestite 2LP*
Woman’s Hour – Conversations LP*
Xeno & Oaklander – Par Avion LP*
xx – S/T LP

* Indicates new release or new reissue