Even though the heat has obviously trailed off, there's still a slew of hot vinyl being released that's worth devouring at your local record stores. Aside from some of the solid new releases that hit stores this week like Fruit Bats' The Ruminant Band and Modest Mouses' No One's First and You're Next, there's also some solid jazz reissues and key Nirvana albums that have been remastered and reintroduced on 180g vinyl.
That's great news to some of us with record players, and after the jump, vinyl columnist Jason Ferguson gives you the skinny on all of the fresh wax that's available this week.
So, Fresh Wax took the past two weeks off , not because there was any dearth of new vinyl, but simply because ... well, it's summer. Everyone deserves a little vacation, right? Anyway, the new wax didn't slow down all that much, so we've got all that info plus reissue info below.
Assjack: Assjack (2LP + CD)
Bad Veins: Bad Veins
Mary Black: Full Tide (Pure Pleasure/Dara, 180g)
Fruit Bats: The Ruminant Band
Hard Drugs: Hard Drugs (2LP)
Japandroids: Post Nothing
Julian Plenti: Julian Plenti is Skyscraper
LIghtning Dust: Infinite Light
Modest Mouse: No One's First and You're Next
Plastiscines: About Love
Chuck Ragan & Brian Fallon: Gospel Hymns
Kevin Seconds/Mike Hale: Split
We Were Promised Jetpacks: These Four Walls
Patrick Wolf: The Bachelor
Yim Yames (Jim James of My Morning Jacket): Tribute To (180g + CD)
Pete Yorn: Back and Fourth
Cream: Waiting So Long: The Ultimate Collector's Edition (Lilith, 3LP + 1 pic disc)
The Cure: Into the Dark: The Early Cure 1979-1982 (Lilith, 3LP + 1 pic disc)