This Just In: Helium

Mary Timony and Helium are often overlooked in the (indie)rock world at large, but all actual fans are die-hard. I’ve either encountered “who’s that?” or “Mary Timony is one of the most important musicians of the 90’s,” but no in- between. So here we go with an excellent expanded reissue campaign from Matador that’s suitable for beginners and even has a collection of rarities for the die-hards. One listen and you can taste Timony’s influence in so much of modern indie rock. If you’re into that sound NOW, go in reverse and learn the framework. -MLE

Helium – Ends With And 2LP, The Dirt Of Luck LP, The Magic City & No Guitars 2LP
Listen: “Pat’s Trick”

“No history of American indie should be written without a chapter on Mary Timony, who managed to straddle multiple worlds—among them Boston’s college-borne rock realm and Dischord’s DC-based DIY scene—over the course of her early career. In the Boston band Helium, Timony took center stage, playing rock and roll that was anything but straightforward… and finally their influential output is being released on May 19th on vinyl after a decade of being out of print. In addition to the reissues of 1995’s renowned The Dirt Of Luck and 1997’s The Magic City (bundled on a double LP with the No Guitars EP), Helium and Matador Records will also release a brand new collection of rarities, b-sides, and unreleased demos on a 19-track double LP (with 5 bonus downloads) titled Ends With And.” -Matador

Lift off – new releases, reissues & restocks…
!!! – Shake The Shudder 2LP*
A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here Thank You 4 Your Service 2LP
Actress – AZD 2LP
Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra – S/T LP
Ahwlee – 1991 LP*
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls LP, Sound & Color 2LP
Albert Ayler – Prophecy LP*
Al Green – Greatest Hits LP, Let’s Stay Together LP
Alice In Chains – Dirt LP
All That Remains – Madness 2LP*
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave LP
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black LP
Angel Olsen – My Woman LP
Animal Collective – Prospect Hummer EP 12”
Aphex Twin – Cheetah EP 12”, Richard D. James Album LP, Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2 2LP
Arca – S/T LP
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today LP
Arkona – Lunaris LP*
Artifacts – Easter b/w Instrumental 7”
Arto Lindsay – Cuidado Madame LP*
Atmosphere – God Loves Ugly 2LP
Autopsy – Mental Funeral (Picture) LP*
Bad Brains – I Against I LP, S/T LP
Banana – Live LP*
Bargou 08 – Targ LP*
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
Beach Fossils – S/T LP
Beach House – Devotion 2LP, Teen Dream 2LP
Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP
Beirut – The Flying Cup Club LP
Belle & Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap LP
Big Black – Atomizer LP, Songs About Fucking LP
Birkin-Gainsbourg – Le Symphonique 2LP
Black Keys – thickfreakness LP
Blu & Exile – Give Me My Flowers 2LP
Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited LP, The Times They Are A-Changin’ LP
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Uprising LP, Legend (The Best Of) LP
Bochum Welt – April
Bon Iver – Blood Bank 12″, Bon Iver LP
Bonobo – Days To Come 2LP, Migration 2LP
Brian Eno – Lux 2LP
Broadcast – Tender Buttons LP
Brokeback – Field Recordings From The Cook County Water Table LP*, Looks At The Bird LP*
Buena Vista Social Club – S/T 2LP
Buffalo Tom – Let Me Come Over 2LP*
Butthole Surfers – Brown Reason To Live EP 12”, Locust Abortion Technician LP
Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady LP, Time’s Up! LP
Camp Lo – Uptown Saturday Night 2LP
Carl Craig – Versus 3LP*
Caribou – Our Love LP
Casket Girls – True Love Kills The Fairytale LP
Cat Power – The Greatest LP
Cavity – Supercollider LP
Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming LP, Victim Of Love LP
Charles Mingus – Newport Rebels LP*
Cirith Ungol – King Of The Dead LP*
Cloven Hoof – S/T LP*
Cocteau Twins – Blue Bell Knoll LP, Heaven Or Las Vegas LP
Coldplay – X+Y LP
Como Mamas – Move Upstairs LP*
Crass – Feeding Of The 5,000 LP
Crimpshrine – Duct Tape Soup LP*, The Sound Of A New World Being Born LP*
Daft Punk – Alive 1997 LP, Discovery 2LP
David Bowie – Blackstar LP, No Plan EP 12”
Deerhunter – Cryptograms/Fluorescent 2LP
Depeche Mode – 101 LP
Discharge – Decontrol: The Singles 2LP
Disco & Boogie – 200 Breaks & Drums Loops Vol. 4 LP
Do Make Say Think – Stubborn Persistent Illusions 2LP*
Dreamcar – S/T LP*
Duran Duran – S/T 2LP
Eagles – Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 LP
Earl Davis (Damu The Fudgemunk) – Breaks With Mistakes LP*
Earl Sweatshirt – Doris LP, I Don’t Like Shit I Don’t Go Outside LP
Eji Oyewole – Me & You LP
Ellington & Coltrane – Ellington & Coltrane LP
Elliott Smith – Either/Or (Expanded) 2LP
El Michels Affair – Enter The 37th Chamber LP
Erykah Badu – Baduizm 2LP
Ethio Stars / Tukul Band – Addis 1988 LP
Etta James – Rocks The House LP
Explosions In The Sky – All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone 2LP
Falls Of Rauros – Vigilance Perennial LP*
Fastball – Step Into Light LP*
Fink – Fink’s Sunday Night Blues Club 2LP*
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours LP
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma LP, Reset EP 12”, You’re Dead 2LP
Forced Into Femininity – Heterochromea CS*
Four Tet – Pink 2LP
Full Of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy LP
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain LP
Funky DL – Nights In Nippon Jazzstrumentals LP
Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci – Another Lonely Night In Brooklyn LP + CD
Girlpool – Powerplant LP*
Godspeed You Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress LP, F# A# LP
Golden Pelicans – Disciples Of Blood LP
Goldfrapp – Silver Eye LP
Gonjasufi – A Sufi And A Killer LP
Grandaddy – Last Place LP
Grateful Dead – American Beauty LP
Grimes – Visions LP
Guerilla Toss – GT Ultra LP*
Hall & Oates – Rock’n Soul Pt. 1 LP
Harmonia – Musik Von Harmonia LP
Hauschka – What If LP
Hedersleben – Orbit LP*
Houses Of Heaven – Remnant EP 12”*
Human Coin – S/T CS
Iggy Pop – The Idiot LP
Insight The Truncator & Damu The Fudgemunk – Ears Hear Spears LP*
Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights LP
Isis – Wavering Radiant 2LP
J Dilla – Donuts 2LP
James Blake – S/T 2LP
Jamiroquai – Automaton 2LP
Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology LP*
Jawbreaker – Bivouac LP, Chesterfield King LP, Etc. 2LP, Unfun LP
Jello Biafra & The Melvins – Never Breathe What You Can’t See LP
Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy LP, Darklands LP
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? LP, People, Hell & Angels 2LP
Jlin – Black Origami 2LP*
Johnny Jewel – Home LP
Jon Gibson – Two Solo Pieces LP
Joni Mitchell – Blue LP
Juanes – Mis Planes Son Amarte LP*
Kanye West – Late Registration 2LP
Karavan – S/T LP*
Kasabian – For Crying Out Loud (2017) LP*
Kaytranada – 99.9% 2LP
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid M.A.A.D. City 2LP
Khaki Blazer – Don’t Have To Cut CS*
Kid Koala – Some Of My Best Friends Are DJs LP
King Ayisoba – 1000 Can Die LP*
Kraftwerk – Autobahn LP
Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down 2LP, So Outta Reach EP 12″*, Square Shells EP 12”*, Wakin On A Pretty Daze 2LP
La Santa Cecilia – Amar Y Vivir LP*
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 2LP
LCD Soundsystem – London Sessions 2LP, This Is Happening 2LP
Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy LP, III LP
Little Dragon – Season High LP
Lloyd McNeil Quartet – Washington Suite LP*
Los Hacheros – Pilon LP
Los Straightjackets – What’s So Funny About Peace, Love And… LP*
Mac Demarco – 2 LP, Salad Days LP, This Old Dog LP
Madlib – Medicine Show No. 5 2LP, Pill Jar LP
Madvillain – Madvillainy 2LP
Magic Sam Blues Band – Black Magic LP
MF Doom – Mm… Food 2LP
Marco Polo – Baker’s Dozen LP*
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On LP
Massive Attack – Mezzanine 2LP*
Max Roach – We Insist! Freedom Now Suite LP*
Mayhem – Live In Leipzig LP
Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See LP
Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct 2LP, Metallica 2LP
Michael Chapman – 50 LP
Michael Mayer – DJ Kicks 2LP*
Miles Davis – Conception LP
Minor Threat – First Two 7’s 12″, Out Of Step LP
Modest Mouse – This Is A Long Drive… 2LP
Mothersky – Our Secrets CS
Mr. Mitch – Devout 2LP
Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu Of Ethiopia 3LP*, Mulatu Steps Ahead 2LP
Murray Head – Say It Ain’t So LP*
Muse – Black Holes & Revelations LP
Neko Case – Blacklisted LP
New Order – Low Life LP, Technique LP
Nicolas Jaar – Sirens LP
NxWorries – Link Up & Suede EP 12”
Oasis – Definitely Maybe 2LP
Ondatropica – Baile Bucanero 2LP
Oscar – Cut and Paste LP
Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below 4LP
Oxbow – Thin Black Duke LP*
Patrick Cowley & Candida Royalle – Candida Cosmica EP 12”
Patrick Cowley – Muscle Up 2LP
Patti Smith – Horses LP
Paul Nice – Five Fingers Of Death 7”
Paul White – Accelerator 12”*
Pavement – Brighten The Corners LP, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain LP
Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse Of Reason LP
Pixies – Best Of: Wave Of Mutilation 2LP, Doolittle LP
Prick – S/T LP*
Priests – Nothing Feels Natural LP
Prince – Parade LP
Prodigy – Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 2LP
PWR BTTM – Pageant LP
Quasimoto – Come On Feet 12”, Further Adventures Of Lord Quas 2LP, Talkin Shit 7“, Unseen 2LP, Yessir Whatever LP+7″
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool 2LP, Amnesiac 2LP, Hail To The Thief 2LP, Kid A 2LP, OK Computer 2LP, Pablo Honey LP, The Bends LP
Ramones – Rocket To Russia LP
Rancid – And Out Come The Wolves LP, S/T LP
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits 2LP
Rick Ross – Rather You Than Me 2LP*
Rick Weaver – The Secular Arm*
Robo Arigo – Sexy Thing LP
Roc Marciano – Rosebudd’s Revenge 2LP*
Sade – Best Of 2LP
Sampha – Process LP
San Lazaro – La Despedida LP
serpentwithfeet – blisters 12” EP*
She-Devils – S/T LP*
Sigur Ros – Agaetis Byrjun LP+CD, Kveikur 2LP
Sleep – Sleep’s Holy Mountain LP
Sneaker Pimps – Splinter 2LP
Sonic Youth – Evol LP, Sister LP
Sony Enang – Don’t Stop The Music LP
Spoon – Hot Thoughts LP
Sporting Life – Slam Dunk 2LP*, Slam Dunk Remixes EP 12”*
Stan Getz – Big Band Bossa Nova LP, Jazz Samba LP
Stereolab – Mars Audiac Quintet 2LP
Steve Black – Happy Birthday To U LP
Steve Monite – Only You LP
Stevie Wonder – Fulfillingness’ First Finale LP, Innervisions LP
Subhumans – 29:29 Split Vision LP, Worlds Apart LP
Sug – God’s Clit Vol. 2 Time vs. Flesh CS*
Suicidal Tendencies – S/T LP
Tame Impala – Currents 2LP, Lonerism 2LP
The Avalanches – Since I Left You 2LP
The Bats – The Deep Set LP
The Clash – S/T LP
The Five Royales – Tell The Truth LP*
The Flying Luttenbachers – Revenge Of… LP*
The Horrors – Primary Colours 2LP
The Killers – Hot Fuss LP
The Menzingers – After The Party LP
The Smiths – Hatful Of Hollow LP, Louder Than Bombs 2LP
The Stooges – S/T LP
The Strokes – Room On Fire LP
The Sword – Greetings From… LP*
The Tablist – Super Duck Breaks… The Saga Begins LP
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream 2LP
The xx – Coexist LP, S/T LP
Thundercat – Drunk 4×10” Box Set
Tiny Vipers – Laughter LP
Tom Waits – Mule Variations 2LP
Tool – Lateralus 2LP
Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die LP
Tosca – Suzuki 2LP*
Transplants – A Performance By Ana Mendez CS
Two Coin – Brine CS
Ty Segall – Emotional Mugger LP, Ty Segall LP, Lemons LP
Ulver – The Assassination Of Julius Caesar LP
Umoja – 707 LP*
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II LP
Vaiya – Remnant Light LP*
Various – Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical LP
Various – DJ Marky: Influences Vol. 2 2LP
Various – Eccentric Soul: Capitol City Soul 2LP, Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label 2LP, Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts Of Deep City 2LP
Various – Goombay: Music From The Bahamas LP
Various – Isolated Instrumentals CS
Various – Lonesome & Blue: The Original Versions LP*
Various – Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 1 2LP, Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2 2LP
Venom – Skeletons In The Closet 2LP*
Various – Studio One Rocksteady 2LP
Watsonian Institute – Master Funk LP*
Wavves – You’re Welcome LP*
Willie Colon – Cosa Nuestra LP, God’s Problem Child LP
Wire – Silver/Lead LP
Woods – Love Is Love LP
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) LP
Young Pioneers – High Again LP*

*Indicates new release or new reissue