Developed by NEOTECH and RTI, MoFi SuperVinyl is the most exacting-to-specification vinyl compound ever created, according to Mobile Fidelity. Analog lovers have never seen (or heard) anything like it. Extraordinarily expensive and extremely painstaking to produce, the special proprietary compound addresses two specific areas of improvement: noise floor reduction and enhanced groove definition. The vinyl…

Record Store Day has announced Black Friday 2018 vinyl releases on sale Friday 23rd November. Highlights include Weezer, Talking Heads, Rage Against The Machine, Anthrax, Guns N’ Roses, Iggy and the Stooges or The Flaming Lips. Weezer will be releasing a limited-edition 10-inch picture disc of their cover of Toto’s Africa. Naturally, the picture disc…

Unusual Sounds (out November 9) is a deep dive into the mysterious world of library music; the extraordinary stock recordings that soundtracked the heyday of B movies, low-budget television, and scrappy genre filmmaking curated by David Hollander. These 20 tracks, encapsulate the niche and fascinating subculture of library music. Genres were spliced, conventions dispensed with,…

Metallica will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their fourth album …And Justice for All with a SPECIAL reissue. It’s due out November 2 via the band’s owned Blackened Recordings. Available in both physical and digital versions, there will be multiple options to suit your taste… double LP on 180-gram vinyl, CD, cassette, 3-CD expanded edition…

R.E.M. will release a new box set spanning over 20 years of concerts, interviews, and performances for the BBC. The collection, R.E.M. at the BBC, will be available as a super-deluxe edition 8-CD/1-DVD box set, as well as 2-CD, 2-LP and digital formats. All editions are due out October 19 via Craft Recordings. This box…

Dave Davies, The Kinks, has announced a new solo album: Decade. It is a collection of unreleased songs he recorded from 1971-79. The album will arrive October 12 via Red River Entertainment/Green Amp. Track Listing 1. Cradle to the Grave 2. Midnight Sun 3. Islands 4. If You Are Leaving 5. Web of Time 6.…

Michael Jackson’s Thriller has officially been replaced as the best-selling album of all time by the Eagles’ greatest hits album. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which recently certified the album 38x Platinum, accounting for sales and streams of more than…

Swearin’ have announced their first new album in five years, Fall Into the Sun (out October 5 via Merge), and the band has shared the first single, Grow Into a Ghost. “Fall into the Sun is a record that doesn’t try to obscure the passage of time but instead embraces it,” Merge reports. “Getting older,…

The first ever studio recording of David Bowie is set for auction after being found in an old bread basket. The 1963 demo tape, rejected by Decca, is expected to sell for £10,000 when it goes under the hammer in September at Omega Auctions in Newton-le-Willows. The unreleased tape features a 16-year-old Bowie (then known…