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Mondo’s BATMAN: The Animated Series Vinyl Box Set Available for Pre-Order

Batman: The Animated Series vinyl box set from MondoBeginning November, 18, Mondo will take pre-orders for its 1,200-copy run of the Batman: The Animated Series box set, remastered for vinyl by James Plotkin.

The set contains 16 scores of specially curated episodes of the mid-1990s animated series on 8 x 180 Gram 12″ LPs along with six 4×6 screen-printed handbills and stunning artwork by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative.

From the Mondo website:

Animation brought the character into a gorgeous and timeless Art Deco version of Gotham City, and using villains from the entire run of Batman’s history (including a few new ones, like Harley Quinn, who made her debut appearance on this show in 1992). Bruce Timm & Eric Radomski – along with writing of Paul Dini – crafted arguably one of the most iconic versions of the Dark Knight to date.

It also, very importantly, standardized the style of music and the importance of it in serialized, animated storytelling, especially in the DC Animated Universe

Visit the Mondo website for pre-order details and additional information on this release, including track listings, artwork, and more.

Pre-order Mount Moriah’s ‘How to Dance’ on Merge Records

Mount Moriah "How to Dance" album cover“How to Dance,” the much-anticipated new album from North Carolina’s Mount Moriah is now available for pre-order. The album will be released by Merge Records on Feb. 26, 2016. “How to Dance” was mastered for digital, CD, and vinyl formats by James Plotkin.

The new album represents the evolution and deepening of Mount Moriah’s lyrical and melodic depth. Per

With How to Dance, the band presents new themes of symbolism, mysticism, alchemy, universality, sacred geometry. There is color, confidence, self-direction, joy. There is also darkness, but only to show you how it found its light.

“How to Dance” digital pre-order [iTunes]

“How to Dance” vinyl or CD pre-order [Merge Records]

Also available from Mount Moriah is the three-song “Calvander” 7-inch, mastered by James Plotkin. “Calvander” is available in vinyl and digital formats from the Merge Records website.

Preview a new Mount Moriah song, “Cardinal Cross,” via SoundCloud.


Pinkish Black “Bottom of the Morning” Available Now From Relapse

Texas duo Pinkish Black’s anticipated follow up to their sophomore album Razed to the Ground is finally available via Relapse Records and has been mastered for CD, Digital, and LP formats by James Plotkin.

The band is currently preparing to embark on a tour of the US and Canada with label mates Zombi – both bands are known for their ability to generate fantastic live performances, so make every effort to attend and support these essential artists…

You can read a recent interview with the band at Vice’s Noisey website, and stream the album in its entirety below. Tour dates are listed here.

BISMUTH “Unavailing” Album Stream Now Available

The UK duo of Tanya Byrne and Joe Rawling will release their monolithic wall of extreme doom on November 25 as a 2LP joint release between Graanrepubliek Records, Box Records, Dry Cough Records and Viral Age Records. It will be released on cassette by Tartarus Records. The album was recorded and mixed by Conan‘s Chris Fielding and mastered for all formats by James Plotkin.

Check out the Soundcloud stream below or visit CVLT Nation for more info.

Last Dominion Lost “Snowdrops from a Curate’s Garden” Live Album Release

Industrial veterans Last Dominion Lost released a live album from their performance at Kalyug Festival, Berlin in 2011 on Epicurean Records. The recording is available on digital and vinyl formats, both mastered by James Plotkin. Fans of classic 70’s and 80’s dark, experimental industrial sounds take note – LDL takes the genre a step further with their confounding and all-encompassing work.

Check out the album at their Bandcamp below, but please make sure you support the artists if you appreciate what you hear.