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McCarthy
Red Sleeping Beauty

McCarthy were an ‘80s indie band associated with the C86 scene and known for their left-wing political leanings. Their guitarist, Tim Gane, would go on to form Stereolab. Red Sleeping Beauty was the band’s second single, originally released in 1986. It is being reissued as part of the Optic Nerve Sevens series. It’s backed with The Fall, a track not on the original EP.

Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble
Find Me Finding You

New sounds from a new outfit of Laetitia Sadier, the queen of Stereolab. This debut album of the Source Ensemble features some familiar collaborators, as well as guest spots from the likes of Rob Mazurek and Alexis Taylor. The smoothly groovy flavour of all Sadier’s work is still gorgeously present here on Find Me Finding You. Released by Drag City.

McCarthy
Complete Albums, Singles and BBC Collection

Mccarthy helpfully remind us that indie rock existed before the '90s and all that vacuous, reassuring slacker pop about taking it easy. This collection of pretty much everything they did, titled to give us a scope for the situation -- 'Complete Albums, Singles and BBC Collection' -- shows off a time when this jangly alternative to mainstream rock had just begun and was counting itself all in for politics and social commentary. The lyrics, embittered with a hatred for the right, are as important as the melodies.
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McCarthy
I Am A Wallet

McCarthy first picked up attention on that famed NME C86 cassette, where their shambling political indie shone brightly. I Am A Wallet, their debut full-length, came shortly after, and is now fondly loved. This 2LP comes generously adorned with posters, stickers, a booklet, press clippings, and a bonus 7” too! Very nice. On Optic Nerve.