#newreleasefriday: Institute, Swans, Bikini Kill, Flasher, Bask, and more!

It's Friday once again, which means it's time to run down the new releases we're excited about this week! First and foremost is the new full-length from Texas's Institute. On their previous LP (their debut for Sacred Bones), Institute polished things up a little bit in the recording department, but for Subordination they've chosen to go with a slightly rawer production, and while I've only spun this one time I can tell it's going to get a LOT of play around here. 

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Next up is a reissue of one of the gems of the Swans catalog, 1994's The Great Annihilator. As was the case with a lot of vinyl released in the mid-90s, the price one originals had crept up to the point where they weren't really affordable anymore, so it's great to see this one back in print.

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Next we have a reissue of Bikini Kill's 1993 7", New Radio. If I remember correctly, this is where the world got their first taste of the hit "Rebel Girl," and the other songs ain't too shabby either.

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Washington, DC's Flasher released an absolutely killer 12" a while back, and this Priests-affiliated band is back with a brand new 2-song 7"

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For all of you North Carolina metalheads out there, the new full-length from Asheville's Bask is finally out on vinyl! Self Aware pulled out all of the stops on this one and it's a beautiful package:

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The last thing that I'll highlight today is a new LP from Mattin, who you may know as the man behind Billy Bao. If you're familiar with Billy Bao or Mattin's other work you know that you can expect some way out-there avant-garde sounds and Songbook #6 does not disappoint in that regard:

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Of course there are a lot more new releases that I won't go into more detail about, like a new LP from Blondie (not too bad actually!), new metal from Vallenfyre, Sodom, and Revenge, and some big indie releases from Dan Auerbach, Beach Fossils, and Moon Duo, but you can see more about that in the New Arrivals section. Until next week!


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