It's another hugely stacked week for new music, but before I get to all of that, I just want to give a quick mention to some of the older music we highlighted on BV this week. We ran a list of classic 2000s metalcore albums, many of which have become influential on a great new wave of metalcore bands (one of which has a debut album highlighted in this week's Notable Releases). In honor of our list, we were also able to add some metalcore classics to our store. We also looked back on UK punk veterans Cock Sparrer's timeless, hugely influential 1982 album Shock Troops in a retrospective review (which you can also get a new, limited splatter vinyl variant of), and we reminisced on NOFX's 2006 EP Never Trust A Hippy in honor of that finally coming to vinyl.
As for this week's new albums, I highlight 11 below and Bill covers more in Bill's Indie Basement. Here are some honorable mentions: Pino Palladino & Blake Mills, God's Hate, World Peace, DJ Muggs, Rob Zombie, Dollar Signs, Hanalei, Slope, Cory Hanson (Wand), Sean Paul, the Future Teens EP, the Selena Gomez EP, the Mausoleum / Anatomia split, the Conan live album, the Caribou remix album (ft. Four Tet, Floating Points, Toro y Moi, Jessy Lanza & more), Lorenzo Wolff's Judee Sill tribute album (ft. Bartees Strange & more), the Perfume Genius remix album (ft. A.G. Cook, Jenny Hval, Actress, Danny L Harle, Jim-E Stack, Katie Dey & more), the toe live (at Le Poisson Rouge) album, the Matt Berninger deluxe album (with covers of The Velvet Underground, Morphine, and more), the Madness best-of, and the Gang of Four box set (which you can now buy from us).