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Illinois River Valley Blues

All the gang is here. Brokeback is the long term project of Doug McCombs (Tortoise) but also includes James Elkington (Steve Gunn/Tweedy), is produced by John McEntire (Tortoise) and Sam Prekop (...view item »

Behind The Shadow Drops

This lovely record reminds us that we could all do with some downtempo in our lives now and then because being low-key for a while is really one of the best ways to live. I’m a very loud boy and I believe it to be true. Weirdly this record of modest melancholy comes from none other than Takaaria ‘Taka’ Goto, one in post-rock ba...view item »

The Catastrophist

If you listen to ‘Beacons of Ancestorship’ now, with your older, sillier and less expectant ears, I think you’ll find it Tortoise’s most delightful album: full of poor jokes about dubstep, prog jams and gooey synth ballads, the band’s last album is one of post-rock’s only romps, and I’m grateful to it fo...view item »

Tortoise & Bonnie Prince Billy
The Brave & The Bold

Oh God. Although they've once or twice come up with some great records I often think that Tortoise are taking the piss. Same with Bonnie Prince Billy. It always seems as though he's laughing into his sleeve at the gullibility of his loyal fans. Well now they've both got together to take the piss out of the record buying public aga...view item »


To overlap with the forthcoming new record, Thrill Jockey are getting classic Tortoise albums back out into the world on lovely wax. TNT is Tortoise’s third album, first released in 1998. Double LP in a gatefold sleeve (with that simple simple artwork tipped-on), pressed to pristine white vinyl....view item »

Beacons Of Ancestorship

I suppose I've had a strange relationship with Tortoise down the years.. For ages they kind of got on my tits even though I had a couple of records by them. I really like those early ones now, the later stuff (including Standards, which everyone else seems to love) I can't really get into so it's a bit of a triumph from a personal point of view tha...view item »


The new Tortoise LP is excellent. Got some cracking beats on and all together I felt it had quite a downbeat and dirty sound. Dead good anyway and much much better than TNT. Standards is deinitely one of my faves of the week........view item »

Field Recordings From The Cook County Water Table

Brokeback, the solo project of Douglas McCombs of Tortoise, The Sea And Cake and various other outlets, released debut album Field Recordings From The Cook County Water Table in 1999. It’s a gorgeous listen, combining natural noises with subtle instrumentation fro...view item »

It's All Around You

Right reviews then.... Tortoise... 1st new album in god knows how many years. Wasn't sure what to expect of this cos I used to love Tortoise but over the years have got a little bored of 'em.... This is a surprisingly enjoyable listen. I guess it's got the jazzy elements which you'd expect and the big percu...view item »


The debut album by Tortoise is creeping, technically proficient post-rock mixing the pleasing ambient sounds of bass, drums, xylophone and electronics. “Magnet Pulls Through”, “Spiderwebbed”, “Tin Cans And Twine” and “Ry Cooder” are the best tracks on here for their m...view item »