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Bestselling vinyl, CDs and tapes this week

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Pye Corner Audio
Hollow Earth

Not to be confused with 2017 EP Where Things Are Hollow (which is really good, by the way), here we have another new LP from Pye Corner Audio entitled Hollow Earth. The third album Martin Jenkins has done for Ghost Box as PCA sees him updating the sound of some of the label’s classic artists. The quixotic electronica of The Focus Group and The Advisory Circle is beefed up with a little bit of techno edge by Pye Corner Audio here.
  • Vinyl LP (GBX032LPBAG)
  • CD (GBX032CDBAG)
  • Vinyl LP (GBX032LP)
  • CD (GBX032CD)

Sharon Van Etten
Remind Me Tomorrow

Remind Me Tomorrow is the first album in four years by Sharon Van Etten. Despite not making any solo albums in that time she’s been rather busy having a baby, gaining psychology qualifications, working with David Lynch and writing a score for the movie, Strange Weather. All this action has lead to her making a more upbeat album. Produced and arranged by John Congleton. LP or CD on Jagjaguwar.
  • Vinyl LP (JAG331LP-C5)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • CD (JAG331CD)

The Cinematic Orchestra
To Believe

The Cinematic Orchestra do not work with haste. To Believe is their first full, proper studio album since 2007’s Ma Fleur, and its title track (with gorgeous vocals from Moses Sumney) has been circulating as a single since 2016. But now, when they are good and ready, they present To Believe in full! Guests include Heidi Vogel and the great Roots Manuva, and this one promises to be another deep classic. On Ninja Tune.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ZEN226X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl Double LP (ZEN226)
  • CD (ZENCD226)

The Twilight Sad
IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME

A few years ago it seemed like the Twilight Sad had had their day. Despite releasing a string of brilliant records they hadn't really crossed over to the success they deserved. Yet all of a sudden here they are with what could be the biggest album of their career. They've used the opportunity to make some pretty wild punctuation experiments and are very fond of the forward slash. Hopefully this will help their mopey Scottish noise pop get an audience amongst the hoards of people who have seen them support the likes of the Cure and Editors.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (ROCKACT116LPX)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl Double LP (ROCKACT116LP)
  • CD (ROCKACT116CD)

Deerhunter
Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

Well here is something to look forward to. As we know by now each Deerhunter album is uniquely different and this one they say is a science fiction album for 2018. They've spent their time since 2015s Fading Frontier redefining their recording process going so far as to not use microphones for their instruments and plug them straight into the desk. Should be interesting. 
  • Vinyl LP (4AD0089LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (4AD0089CD)

Flamingods
Levitation

Flamingods aren't just any old psych rock band. For this their second full length album they have soaked themselves in the vibes of the disco funk and psychedelic sounds which came out of the Middle East and South Asia in the 1970s. This has resulted in an uplifting and sun-drenched brand of exotic psychedelia aimed at getting people dancing.  
  • Vinyl LP (MOSHILP91DX)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (MOSHILP91X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (MOSHILP91)
  • CD (MOSHICD91)

The Cranberries
In The End

Ah this is sad. The Cranberries were working on a new album at the time of Dolores O'Riordan’s untimely passing but she died before they could play it to anyone. The remaining members have decided to finish up the music and release it both as a tribute to the late singer and for fans who have waited years to hear new music from the band. 
  • Vinyl LP (4050538469066)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (4050538449365)
  • CD (4050538469059)
  • CD (4050538451238)

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Now weirdly busier than ever, Anton Newcombe was planning two albums for 2018 but the success of Something Else and it's associated tours has led this self titled follow up to be pushed back to 2019. Well at least we have a brand new the Brian Jonestown Massacre album to listen to before we all die.  Something Else was really rather good so we are looking forward to the treats on offer here.  
  • Vinyl LP (AUK045LP)
  • CD (AUK045CD)

Rema-Rema
Fond Reflections

This has got to be good news for a certain breed of early 4AD worshippers. Rema Rema made one EP back in 1980 before splitting up and ending up in such bands as Renegade Soundwave, The Wolfgang Press and Adam and the Ants. Fast forward to now and some pretty committed people have got together to try to stitch together what would have been their debut LP by way of live recordings, alternate takes and rehearsal recordings.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (4AD0069LP)
  • CD (4AD0069CD)

Steve Mason
About The Light

The Beta Band are a distant image in the rear view mirror of Steve Mason these days. Following their break up he continued under the King Biscuit Time moniker before releasing Boys Outside (2010) under his own name. About The Light is his fourth solo album. Previously all of his solo albums have been made alone, this time he got his live band involved from the start to try and capture the energy of their live show. Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs) produced the album. LP and CD on Domino imprint Double Six.
  • Vinyl LP (DS121LPX)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (DS121LP)
  • CD (DS121CD)

Sleaford Mods
Eton Alive

The fifth studio album from never-knowingly-short-of-a-pun duo Sleaford Mods is on their own new 'Extreme Eating' label following a relatively brief sojourn with Rough Trade. Eton Alive is an aptly-titled affair in a year when which the actions of certain Old Etonians are in real danger of tearing the United Kingdom apart. Be assured that Sleaford Mods will have plenty to say on the subject of Brexit, austerity, and pretty much everything else related to the "shit pipe of this tatty civilisation" - all splurted out in their usual inimitable rattle-and-rant style.  
  • Vinyl LP (EE001B)
  • Vinyl LP (EE001)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Indies-only
  • CD (EE001CD)

Late Of The Pier
Fantasy Black Channel (10 Year Anniversary Edition)


  • Vinyl LP (PHLP11X)
  • Vinyl LP (PHLP11)

Sons Of Kemet
Your Queen Is A Reptile

Sons Of Kemet return with their third LP of iconoclastic jazz takes. Your Queen Is A Reptile has Shabaka Hutchings and company using sax, tuba and dual-drums to conjure music that sees traditional jazz modes cusping on several sounds of the Caribbean diaspora. Soca, calypso, merengue and more all rumble in the lines of the drum work here, and Hutchings masterfully uses his horn to conduct the proceedings.
  • Vinyl Double LP (6736432)
  • CD (6736435)

Steven Stapleton & David Tibet
Dead Memory

Another collaboration between two masters of the esoteric English underground, David Tibet of Current 93 and Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound. These are musicians whose trajectories are very much tangled together, a fierce collaborative spirit forged between the pair. These are two outtakes that didn’t make it onto their ‘Threats of Memories’ project.  
  • Vinyl LP (DPROMLP146)

Aesop Rock & TOBACCO
Malibu Ken

Who knew we needed Tobacco, frontman for Black Moth Super Rainbow, to build fascinating and nauseating beats for Aesop Rock? Tobacco's solo stuff strays from the relatively poppy sound of BMSR towards darker beats and stranger worlds, perfectly built for Aesop Rock. The word-heavy New-Yorker turned San-Franciscan as always delivers high-paced raps on their new collaboration Malibu Ken.
  • Vinyl LP (0826257025616)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (0826257025623)

The Dead C
Rare Ravers

The Dead C hail from the famous music city of Dunedin in New Zealand, and, like many bands from there, initially released records through the legendary Flying Nun label as well as Siltbreeze, Xpressway and Precious Metal. The trio of Bruce Russell, Michael Morley, and Robbie Yeats have been experimenting with various forms of alternative/indie music for 32 years now, Rare Ravers is their 16th album of their idiosyncratic free rock.
  • Vinyl LP (BING139)
  • CD (BING139CD)

East Village
Cubans In The Bluefields

One of the great forgotten bands of the ‘80s indie scene, East Village, were formed by Buckinghamshire brothers Martin and Paul Kelly. Cubans In The Bluefields was their debut EP. The standout track of the three on offer is Strawberry Window, one of the most perfect slices of indie jangle pop you’ll ever hear. Blue coloured vinyl 7”, limited to 500 copies on Optic Nerve.
  • Vinyl 7" (ON3)

Portishead
Dummy

Island is reissuing Portishead's seminal trip-hop album, 'Dummy'. Originally released in 1994, their first record is a collection of dark and sonorous electronic tunes inspired by rock music , jazz and hip-hop alike. 'Dummy' helped synthesize a new sound that became essential to the Bristol scene, coinciding with bands such as Massive Attack to put West Country trip-hop on the map. It also garnered a few hits, including "Numb". 
  • Vinyl LP (8285221)
  • £17.99 £11.49 (saving: £6.50)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Laurie Spiegel
Unseen Worlds

Big gorgeous electronic wonder from Laurie Spiegel. Unseen Worlds was composed with the use of software specially created by Spiegel for her own purposes (Music Mouse, still loved and used today), and has only had limited releases in 1991 and 1994 before now. Unseen Worlds (the label) now give Unseen Worlds (the album) the full attention it deserves, on CD and vinyl.
  • Vinyl Double LP (UW22LP)
  • CD (UW22CD)

The Comet Is Coming
Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery

On their latest LP the futuro-jazz trio The Comet Is Coming encourage us to Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery. Whether or not you think such a sentiment is sound advice is up to you, but one thing that we can all agree on is that this is another incendiary set of electrified saxophonic fare from Shabaka Hutchings et al (he's the one from Sons Of Kemet, by the way). Kate Tempest guests on ‘Blood Of The Past’.
  • Vinyl LP (7734537)
  • CD (7737755)

I Am Kloot
I Am Kloot


  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2310C)

Hen Ogledd
Mogic

Hen Ogledd is, if you remember, the project started by folk maverick Richard Dawson alongside harpist Rhodri Davies. Here, they are joined by Mrs Richard Dawson Sally Pilkington and Dawn Bothwell to make music which, if you believe the Guardian (and often it's a good idea not to) sounds more like electro-pop than the improvised folk you might expect.   
  • Vinyl LP (WEIRD114LPX)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (WEIRD114LP)
  • CD (WEIRD114CD)

Cranes
Self Non-Self

Sort-of goths The Cranes released their second EP, Self Non-self in 1989. It was their first proper release, really, following on from the 1986 cassette-only Fuse EP.  To mark it’s 30th anniversary, an expanded version of the EP is being re-released. The band were led by brother and sister duo Alison and Jim Shaw and, despite not releasing anything since 2008, still perform to this day. 180g pink & black coloured vinyl, limited to 1000 copies on Music On Vinyl.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2181C)

UNKLE
The Road: Part II

UNKLE releases are always, if nothing else, interesting. After seven years of silence, label boss James Lavelle finally returned with last year’s massive comeback effort Part I. It was diverse, but he promises even more variation on 2019’s The Road: Part II. We’re expecting a somber soundtrack to a post-apocalyptic road trip, but who really knows what the man from UNKLE will bring?
  • Vinyl Triple LP (SFTDLP002)
  • Vinyl Triple LP (SFTDLP002X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • CD (SFTDCD002X)
  • CD (SFTDCD002)

Working Men's Club
Bad Blood / Suburban Heights

Working Men’s Club are three-piece who take the angular sound of Talking Heads, Gang of Four and Television and round off the corners with inspiration from Parquet Courts and The Strokes. Their band name was inspired by where they grew up and their attempts to get into pubs and working men’s clubs as that was the only entertainment around. The band met in Manchester but hail from Yorkshire via Poland and Italy. Bad Blood / Suburban Heights is their new single and is pressed on blood red vinyl, limited to 300 copies on Melodic.
  • Vinyl 7" (MELO120)
  • Coloured vinyl

Ian Brown
Ripples

With the big paydays from those Stone Roses reunion gigs apparently wrapped up for now, Ian Brown has got back into solo music-making: Ripples is his first solo material to land in nine years. The wider Brown family are all over this record, with Ian’s sons contributing to both songwriting and musical performances. That’s pretty sweet really. Ripples is out from Virgin EMI.
  • Vinyl LP (VX3216)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (V 3216)
  • CD (CDV 3216)

Karen O & Danger Mouse
Lux Prima

Look who has got together to collab? It's just Karen O lead singer from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and 'super' producer Danger Mouse who has worked with pretty much every musician ever. Together they've made a record which, reading between the lines, pushes each others sound out towards the furthest limits with the duo have inspiring each other to take risks. 
  • Vinyl LP (4050538446319)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (4050538446296)
  • CD (4050538446272)

Phase90
Infinitati [Intrusion Dubs]

More deep explorations of the Echospace universe. Selected highlights from Phase90’s immersive Infinitati album have been re-imagined (one ‘Possession Dub’, one ‘Remake’ and one ‘Metamorphose’ to be precise) by the producer Intrusion, with excellent heavy results from the deep dub depths of the mixing board. 12” on echospace [detroit].
  • Vinyl 12" (ECHOSPACEDUBS01)

Angelo De Augustine
Tomb

We absolutely loved Angelo De Augustine's Swim Inside the Moon LP here at the towers and so are exited to hear this follow up in which label boss and all round quiet genius  Sufjan Stevens guests. De Augustine's sound in fact isn't that far away from Steven's hushed balladry,lots of creaking acoustic guitars, quiet pianos and mournful songs of heartbreak. You know the score.  
  • Vinyl LP (AKR138LP-C2)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Vinyl LP (AKR138LP-C1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (AKR138CD)

The Antlers
Hospice

O.M.G. it's the 10th anniversary of The Antlers 'Hospice' so literally put everything that you are doing down and re-buy the album that Pitchfork gave a whopping 8.5 out of 10 to in 2008. Re-live its swooning and emotional mid-paced indie, glacial atmospheric synth work, heartfelt trumpets and random noise bursts. It's just like Arcade Fire were a shoegaze band.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (FKR1001)
  • Coloured vinyl

Amy Winehouse
Back To Black

Back To Black was the second and final album by Amy Winehouse. It was regarded as a classic pretty much upon on its release. Here she found her ideal musical partner in Mark Ronson whose soulful production was the perfect backdrop to her incredible voice. Contains Rehab, Love Is A Losing Game and Tears Dry On Their Own.
  • Vinyl Double LP (5369109)
  • Vinyl LP (1734128)

GAS
Zauberberg

Wolfgang Voigt’s second album under his lauded forest techno moniker GAS is back, singly tree-issued on Kompakt. First released in ‘97, Zauberberg offers Voigt’s revolving branches of hazy, throbbing ambient at their most ambiguous, as if unsure of what really waits out there in the woods. The third track especially is one of his masterpieces.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (Kompakt 370.1)

Ric Kaestner
Music For Massage II

Did you know Ric Kaestner’s soothing New Age cult cassette Music for Massage had a Part II? Unlike Part I, its release was strictly low-key, purely for tape collectors and masseuses and never actually intended for public sale. Sifted Sand Records dutifully honour these conditions by reissuing the album for public sale on black vinyl, coloured vinyl, CD and cassette. Pick your poison and oil up!
  • Vinyl Double LP (SSR001LP-COLOR)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Vinyl Double LP ( SSR0001LP)
  • CD (SSR0001CD)

Kungens Män
Chef

Stockholm based band Kungens Män have stepped things up a notch. Their previous album, Fuzz på svenska, was a more gentle, more jazzy affair. Chef (meaning 'boss' in Swedish) meanwhile is loud, fuzzy and droning. Very dense and very loud psychedelic jams presented as four lengthy tracks. On Riot Season.
  • Vinyl LP (REPOSELP074)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Steve Gunn
The Unseen In Between

Guitar aces are always photographed with their guitar cases aren't they? Check the sleeve of this latest record by immersive psychedelic player and vocalist Steve Gunn. Touching his guitar case as if headin' off to the next two bit town that will appreciate his playin'. But Gunn is a lot more than just a folky guitar guy, and here he produces what is promised to be his most complex and emotional album yet, turning his thoughts inward to reflect on his own internal thought patterns.     
  • Vinyl LP (OLE13091)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • CD (OLE13092)

Swervedriver
Future Ruins

Actual new album alert from, shoegaze legends Swervedriver....and they've signed to Mogwai's Rock Action imprint for that extra coolness factor. We are told it has all the hallmark hard edged shoegaze with new flicks and tricks for 2018 listeners. Their re-issues have been flying out so time is nigh for their first material since 2015. 
  • Vinyl LP (ROCKACT121LPX)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (ROCKACK121LP)
  • CD (ROCKACT121CD)

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
De Facto

This is the fifth album from Mexican duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete which they claim will make your head go POW! I'm looking forward to that happening and maybe it will as they suggest that it's a cross between Low's recent experimentation and Tender Buttons era Broadcast. Hopefully that has sold a few copies in anticipation.  
  • Vinyl LP (SCR150LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (SCR150)

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
The Tribe

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker announced themselves back in ‘87 with The Tribe.The German power trio played heavy rock with industrial delivery and in guitarist and frontman Caspar Brötzmann they had Jimi Hendrix, Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo rolled into one. LP and CD on Southern Lord.
  • Vinyl LP (LORD259LP)
  • CD (LORD259)

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
Black Axis

Originally released in 1989, Black Axis was the second album by Caspar Brötzmann Massaker. The power trio were dominated by Brötzmann’s gigantic guitar sound and could go from thumping rock to cacophonous racket in the space of one song. Sounds like fun to me. LP and CD on Southern Lord.
  • Vinyl Double LP (LORD260LP)
  • CD (LORD260)

Julian Lynch
Rat's Spit

Rat’s Spit is the new album from Real Estate guitarist and Norman Records favourite, Julian Lynch. His music generally sounds like a slightly weirder, less pop, more fractured version of his parent band, but is certainly not lacking in quality. It’s his 7th album, but first since 2013’s Lines. It sees him mining inspiration from Tears For Fears, Kate Bush, George Clinton, Cocteau Twins, Yes and Steve Vai (Steve Vai?! really?! but he had custom-made guitars with carrying handles cut out of them!) Anyway, if the past is anything to go by, it should be a good ‘un. LP on Ya Reach / Underwater Peoples.
  • Vinyl LP (YR006LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Flat Worms
Into The Iris

Flat Worms are an LA band who move in those vivid psychy circles surrounding Thee Oh Sees (the last Flat Worms album came out on John Dwyer’s Castle Face label) and Ty Segall (he recorded Into The Iris, in his house no less). That means they deliver high levels of energy and lots of fuzzy fun! This little EP is released by God?
  • Vinyl 12" (GOD016)
  • CD (GOD016CD)

Dom IV
Nothing Happens

Playful fun from Dom IV in the form of two track variations squeezed together on a 7” by the good people over at Cosmic Pint Glass. Nothing Happens features things happening with bright keyboards and friendly drum machines, giving off a lovely naive groovy feel. Just a very pleasant time really, enjoy yourself.
  • Vinyl 7"

The Chi Factory
The Mantra Recordings

The Chi Factory are a Dutch group who love to get really deeply ambient, ideally for multiple sides of vinyl at a time. The Mantra Recordings is a great instance of their work, inspired by poet Robert Lax and his chosen Greek island, Patmos. Four vinyl sides of lush, atmospheric music, ideal for spacing out to. Released by Astral Industries.
  • Vinyl Double LP (AI-12)

Various
Pay It All Back Volume 7

Adrian Sherwood opens up the On-U Sound catalogue for a tasty sampling of what we can expect to hear from the label in coming months and years. Pay It All Back Volume 7 features enticing as-yet-unreleased tracks from Roots Manuva, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Horace Andy and Nisennenmondai, all with the key Sherwood production touch. Plus exclusive pirate-radio-style transitions between tracks!
  • Vinyl Double LP (ONULP143)
  • CD (ONUCD143)

The Durutti Column
The Guitar and Other Machines

Massively expanded edition of the sixth album by Factory Records veteran Vini Reilly. Having been gifted electronic equipment by label boss Tony Wilson, Reilly set about devising fresh contexts for his liquid guitar playing. The Stephen Street-produced result was a genuine enrichment of the signature Durutti style that’s full of subtlety and still sounds fresh today. Includes a disc’s worth of related studio recordings and another of contemporary live material.
  • Vinyl Double LP (FBN204)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl Double LP (FBN204)
  • CD box set (FBN204CD)

Death in Vegas
The Contino Sessions


  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2252C)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl

Ramones
Road To Ruin


  • Vinyl LP (0603497855483)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • CD (0603497858279)

Spacemen 3
The Perfect Prescription

Reissue of Spacemen 3's second album, which was a wide eyed clash of droning guitar fuzz, psychedelic avant-garage propulsion and heady atmosphere. The line up shift had given rise to an evolved sound, allowing for more space to breathe, casting those shimmering tremolos further out into the stratosphere.
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP016)
  • CD (FIRECD016)

Stereolab
Peng!

Peng! Was the debut album by Stereolab. It was originally released in 1992. It featured all the hallmarks of their sound which was driven by rhythm guitar, vintage keyboards, a motorik beat and Laetitia Sadier’s part-Nico-part-ethereal vocals. They were influenced as much by the sunshine pop of The Free Design as the were the experimental rock of Can. This is good place to start with the ‘lab, as well as being a cracker, you can see how their sound progresses from here, album by album.
  • Vinyl LP (PURE11LPX)

John Cameron
Kes (Original Soundtrack Music)

One of the great British films of all time, Ken Loach's 'Kes' is an atmospheric classic for any of us who grew up in the North of England but the soundtrack by John Cameron is equally evocative. He put together a crack jazz line up to get into the heart of the film and so the soundtrack will appeal to jazz as well as film buffs. A beautiful daydream antidote to an all too real South Yorkshire nightmare. This is the real thing. This is beauty so fragile it hurts" says Jarvis Cocker in his liner notes.  
  • Vinyl LP (JBH077LP)

Elecktroids
Elektroworld

Would it surprise you to learn that Elektroworld by Elecktroids is electro? I hope not. The long sought after 1995 album has now been reissued on Clone Classic Cuts after decades in the Discogs wastes. Supposedly the work of Drexciya's Gerald Donald and James Stinson, this is an album of Kraftwerk inspired electro that is always assuredly Detroit.
  • Vinyl Double LP (CCC 035LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • CD (CCC 035CD)

Nick Drake
Pink Moon

Pretty much one of the most beautiful albums ever made. Just Nick, his ever fluid guitar playing, husky voice and on one track, a slither of piano. Listen to it late at night, on the headphones and admire the wonderful natural way the album was recorded. The songs are exquisite, odd at times, soothing at others. To me, the best Nick Drake album more because what isn't on it than what is. 
  • Vinyl LP (1745697)

Velly Joonas
Stopp, Seisku Aeg!

Before becoming a folk musician, Velly Joonas aimed to become a soul singer, and between 1980 and 1983 she recorded these two tracks, now made available on 7” from the Frotee label. A cover of Frida’s (of ABBA) I See Red and Roberta Flack’s Feel Like Makin’ Love. Unique and imaginative takes on these classic tracks.
  • Vinyl 7" (FRO 007)

Cosey Fanni Tutti
Tutti

Tutti is Cosey Fanni Tutti's first solo album since 1982's Time to Tell, and is an exploration of her self, life and art. It was created to be the soundtrack to Harmonic Coumaction, a film about Tutti. The album features the unsettling pounding synths we've come to expect from the Throbbing Gristle crew but is made more personal in how Tutti incorporates other elements.
  • Vinyl LP (CTITUTTILP2018)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (CTITUTTICD2018)

The Delines
The Imperial

Singer, songwriter and novelis Willy Vlautin’s post-Richmond Fontaine band, The Delines return with their second album, The Imperial. The band feature members of The Damnations TX, The Minus 5 and other members of Richmond Fontaine. They play a soulful brand of alt. Country which would suit fans of Whiskeytown and Lambchop. LP and CD on Decor.
  • Vinyl LP (DECOR46LP)
  • CD (DECOR46CD)

Arctic Monkeys
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Arctic Monkeys release a 7” single of the title track from their latest album. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino threw a curveball to fans of the band, and whilst in may have alienated a few, it earned them a newfound respect from previous naysayers with their brave new approach. 7” black vinyl single with download code. Features new track, ‘Anyways’.
  • Vinyl 7" (RUG970)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Indies-only

Ohtis
Runnin

Ohtis are a three-piece band who hail from Illinois and play country-tinged, dusty Americana. Their lyrics come from the Josh T. Pearson school of raconteurism whilst their music draws comparisons to Wilco’s contemplative material and Phosphorescent with its laid-back strums and emotive pedal steel. Runnin’ is their latest single. 7” on Full Time Hobby.
  • Vinyl 7" (FTH331S)
  • In stock and ready to ship

The Delines
Scenic Sessions

On their September 2015 tour, Willy Vlautin’s The Delines were selling a CD called the Scenic Sessions. It sold out pretty quickly and now changes hands for upwards of 65 quid. Fans having been going on at the band in the intervening years to release a vinyl version, so they have. And on gold vinyl, no less!  LP on Decor, limited to 800 copies.
  • Vinyl LP (DECOR037LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Steven Stapleton / David Tibet
The Threats Of Memories

The Threats of Memories is a collection of tracks by David Tibet from Current 93 and Steven Stapleton from Nurse With Wound. It features tracks from previous collaborations The Sadness of Things, Musicalische Kürbs Hütte and previously unreleased outtake from Musical Pumpkin Cottage. The album was originally made available at the Current 93/Nurse With Wound London gig in October ‘17. LP on Dirter.
  • Vinyl Double LP (DPROMDLP141)

Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Smells Funny

Hedvig Mollestad is a total electric guitar shredder, and the other two members of her Trio are also rad virtuosos. Smells Funny, the group’s sixth album, mixes jazz and hard rock styles in varying measures, with high energy and frankly gnarly results. Very high-grade instrumental interplay, no bullshit. On Rune Grammofon.
  • Vinyl LP (RLP3203)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • CD (RCD2203)

Kokoroko
Kokoroko

Kokoroko are part of London's current jazz scene as documented on the We Out Here compilation. Their self-titled EP, also on Brownswood Recording, captures the band as it effortlessly blends jazz with afrobeat and soul to create something utterly vibrant. They are lead by Sheila Maurice-Grey and her wonderful trumpet playing. 
  • Vinyl 12"

Fat White Family
Serfs Up!

Oh lord they are back. "The most gratifying and unexpected creative volte face in recent musical history!" screams the press release. The first track released from the sessions 'Feet' spends its time begging to differ as it just sounds like Fat White Family. But why let actual music get in the way of a hyped press release? It's certainly something that never stopped Fat White Family before so in that respect it's same as it ever was. We'll reserve further judgement til we've heard the whole thing maybe.  
  • Vinyl LP (WIGLP401X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (WIGLP401)
  • CD (WIGCD401)

Jay Glass Dubs
Epitaph

First full-length album from the Greek producer Jay Glass Dubs, which introduces some new details into the Glass Dubs mixture. For one, we hear yr man’s voice singing (as well as a guest spot from Yorgia Karid), and the general feel is very expansive. We also get the treat of some saxophone from Ben Vince. Epitaph is released by Bokeh Versions.
  • Vinyl LP (BKV023)

Muslimgauze
Shekel Of Israeli Occupation

Muslimgauze's Shekel of Israeli Occupation may at first listen seem to be an act of musical defiance from an elusive Muslim musician living in Palestine or the West Bank, but these Eastern rhythms actually came from a bloke named Bryn in Manchester. Bryn Jones never travelled to the Middle East, nor was he a Muslim, yet his musical output, now being reissued and discovered for the first time by labels such as Ultra-Mail, shows an unrivalled understanding and appreciation of the region's music.   
  • CD

Orville Peck
Pony

New album from the incredibly named Orville Peck (presumably named after a bite by green be-nappied 80s puppet). Mr Peck makes the sort of strung out Americana that also catches a kind of shoegaze drift. It's all love and loss croons, desert highways, no good hustlers, dogs in lying in dust,  pylons glinting in the late afternoon sun.      
  • Vinyl LP (SP1293X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (SP1293)
  • CD (SPCD1293)

Beck
Odelay

Beck's famed record of folk pop, hip-hop and gleeful harmonica turntablism gets a reissue through its original label Bong Load! This alternative gem crossed a lot of paths, each united under the boy's smirky vocal, blending the mainstreams of rock and electronic into one neat package. A now old-school classic from the guy who will be a head-in-a-jar come the year 3000.
  • Vinyl LP (UMC3378)
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Laurie Spiegel
The Expanding Universe


  • CD (UW19CD)

Mount Eerie
A Crow Looked At Me

Here is something very special indeed. A new Mount Eerie album is always something to be cherished but this one deals with the grief and loss suffered by Phil Elverum following the tragic passing of his wife. To put this sense of loss into his art ....well I just hope in some way it was cathartic for him. The results are almost unbearable - a tear-drenched simply recorded music on love and loss that is sure to be one of 2017's most important albums.  
  • Vinyl LP (ELV040)

Secret Machines
Ten Silver Drops

Secret Machines were a New York-based Texan three-piece space rock band. They featured two brothers, Benjamin and Brandon Curtis along with drummer Josh Garza. Ten Silver Drops was the band's second album, originally released in 2006. Benjamin Curtis left after this album to form The School Of Seven Bells, however, he sadly died in 2013. Ten Silver Drops followed-up their debut LP Nowhere Is Nowhere making their galactic melodies and Bonham-esque drums even bigger in the process. They made one album after this before disbanding, however, internet rumours of a reunion are rife. 180g numbered limited edition vinyl including a bonus LP of B-sides and rarities. On Run Out Groove.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ROGV-039)
  • Limited edition

Low
Double Negative

Two years on from the excellent Ones and Sixes Low have headed back down Highway 53 to Eau Claire to resume work with producer B.J. Burton (Bon Iver, James Blake) on an album which is said to be an unflinching eleven track quest to be loud, abrasive and commanding. A Low record that fights against itself....shades of 'Drums & Guns' perhaps? Once again Low move with the times. Truly always different, always the same. 
  • Vinyl LP (SP1250)
  • CD (SPCD1250)

The Beths
Future Me Hates Me

Carpark Records (Cloud Nothings, Toro Y Moi) present some fuzzy niceness from Kiwi quartet The Beths. Future Me Hates Me is a peppy synthesis of OG twee-grungers like The Lemonheads with the shy coyness found in the more recent fare of Yuck and Mitski. Nice harmonies, nice melodies, and the fact that the four members all have jazz chops ensures a higher level of musicianship that one usually finds on these sort of LPs.
  • Vinyl LP (CAK128LP)
  • CD (CAK128CD)

Eartheater
IRISIRI

The latest envelope-pushing visionary to join the Pan roster is Queens-based artist Eartheater. With a name like that one comes to IRISIRI expecting a metal band, and though Eartheater’s music tends more towards the turbulent electronics of Aisha Devi and Alice Glass this LP also has a whiff of the electro-industrialism of, say, Nine Inch Nails. The rock influence brings IRISIRI into the orbit of recent drops by Hirakish, Zola Jesus and IVVVO.
  • Vinyl LP (PAN086LP)
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  • Last copy
  • CD (PAN086CD)
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  • Last copy

Kurt Vile
Bottle It In

Well here's something rather exciting - a brand new album from melody-drenched longhair Kurt Vile. Thirteen new songs from the prolific troubadour to add to his storied back catalogue of laid back, stoned-out, gently rocking things. This time he's been inspired by travel and the exciting life experiences touring gives but also the heartache of being away from his wife and daughters. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (OLE11461)
  • Vinyl Double LP (OLE11468)
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  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • CD (OLE11462)

Nirvana
In Utero

Nirvana’s In Utero, the album that famously followed Nevermind with a more caustic, cutting sound. Pretty emotionally and sonically heavy, particularly for a record that reached number one in the US. Includes "Heart-Shaped Box", "Rape Me", and the title track, which is essentially designed to be poppy enough to entice listeners into the abrasive depths of the record. Reissued on vinyl by Back To Black.
  • Vinyl LP (E4245361)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Radiohead
OK Computer

OK Computer is Radiohead's third album. Originally released in 1997, following on from their second LP, The Bends, was always going to be a tall order, but they did it all right! A '90s classic that is still recognised by millennials for songs such as 'Paranoid Android', 'Karma Police' and 'Airbag'.
  • Vinyl Double LP (XLLP781)
  • CD (XLCD781)

William Tyler
Goes West

Go west! William Tyler’s there! The title of Goes West is to be taken both literally and figuratively: literally in the sense that the former Silver Jews/Lambchop guitarist moved to California to write the record, figuratively in the sense that there is a distinctive dose of West Coast sunshine to this collection of instrumental alt-country. We could quite easily see these deft tracks cropping up on the soundtrack for Bojack Horseman one day - a compliment indeed (have you seen that show’s Metacritic scores?!).
  • Vinyl LP (MRG645LPC1)
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (MRG645LP)
  • CD (MRG645CD)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Yung Lean
Unknown Memory

Melancholic hip-hop with a leftfield twist from eighteen year old Yung Lean. Debut album Unknown Memory blends off-kilter autotuning and sombre synths, all wrapped up in a distinctly digital aesthetic that could have only come out of the Youtube generation. Dark as a Swedish winter. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Hippos In Tanks.
  • Vinyl LP (YR0006LP)
  • Coloured vinyl

Quasimoto
The Unseen


  • Vinyl Double LP (STH2025LP)

Stereolab
The Groop Played Space Age Batchelor Pad Music

Stereolab followed their 1992 debut album, Peng!, with The Groop Played Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, a mini album in 1993. The title strangely seems to give a name to the music Stereolab played. Their influences came from far and wide, but were always cool and occasionally a little bit obscure - Os Mutantes, Esquivel, Neu! Francoise Hardy, Velvet Underground. Clear vinyl reissue on Too Pure.
  • Vinyl LP (PURE19LPX)
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  • Last copy

Rex Orange County
Apricot Princess

As you’d guess from the moniker, Rex Orange County is a bloke from Surrey - namely, multi-instrumentalist and Tyler, the Creator collaborator Alex O’Connor, not yet one-and-twenty but already singing about “flying back to LA” and needing “insurance on my emotions / I can’t get hurt again”. And this self-released LP is a jazzy collection of his crooning, potty-mouthed neo-soul and funky hooks.
  • Vinyl LP (AP001LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

The Messthetics
The Messthetics

What happens when you take the rhythm section out of Fugazi and add a jazz guy? Something like the Messthetics I imagine.  Here's nine songs they recorded in their practice space, semi structured with lots of room for improvisation. Simple guitar, bass, drums set up explored by some of the finest players in the biz.  
  • Vinyl LP (DIS186V)
  • CD (DIS186CD)

IDLES
Joy as an Act of Resistance

Imagine if Slaves were not the worst ever of things, and if there were more of them in the band, and if that band also wasn’t Shame. Thus have we IDLES. The Bristol band's second LP Joy As An Act Of Resistance can get a bit punk-by-numbers at times, but there are some properly good tunes in here. ‘Danny Nedelko’ will be a massive festival song for years to come, and I’m absolutely fine with that.
  • Vinyl LP (PTKF2158-1)
  • CD (PTKF2158-2)

Rick and Morty
The Rick and Morty Soundtrack

Aww geez. Wubba lubba dub dub. Eek barba durkle. And so on. This Rick And Morty tie-in album was only a matter of time, given the popularity of the show and the general high quality of the soundtrack. Whatever format you buy the Rick And Morty Soundtrack on, you’ll be getting twenty-six tracks, eighteen of which are by Ryan Elder and others that range from the Blonde Redhead bit they use as the ‘Evil Morty’ theme to Belly and Mazzy Star, plus exclusive new tunes by clipping. and Chad VanGaalen.
  • Vinyl LP box set (SPDX1265)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Vinyl Double LP (SP1265X)
  • CD (SPCD1265)

Public Service
I'm Gonna Kill That Man

Public Service’s brand of rock is a scathing and caustic one, full of thudding rhythm and yelped voice. There’s tunes in the carnage, sometimes punk-chant sometimes melodic. ‘I’m Gonna Kill That Man’ is the groups first studio recording, a three-track EP that unflinchingly gazes upon power dynamics but does so with a thrilling mixture of intense fury and intense anxiety. 
  • Vinyl 7"
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  • Limited edition

Jäh Division
Dub Will Tear Us Apart... Again (Deluxe Edition)

Jah Division! Just as the name would lead you to expect, this project is a dub take on the works of Joy Division. Pretty funny. But wait! At the controls is a bunch of Brooklyn experimental miscreants, including members of the great Oneida! Dub Will Tear Us Apart… Again (Deluxe Edition) reissues this 2004 12” with five additional tracks. Silly, but also actually extremely good. Reissued by Ernest Jenning Record Co.
  • Vinyl LP (EJRC149LP)

Big Joanie
Sistahs

The hotly-anticipated debut LP from London trio Big Joanie arrives as the first release in Thurston Moore and Eva Prinz’s Daydream Library Series. Sistahs is a great piece of contemporary punk rock. While the instrumentals nod to Breeders, The Ronettes and Joanna Gruesome in equal measure, the lyrics see the band celebrating blackness, femininity and solidarity.
  • Vinyl LP (DLS1)
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Panda Bear
Buoys

Escaped Animal Collective animal Panda Bear, known to his handlers as Noah Lennox, arrives at album six with Domino. An exercise “hyper-modern production” techniques with Person Pitch collaborator Rusty Santos, Buoys finds ol’ Pand subjecting his schtick of characteristically queasy crooners to mainstream studio pastiche. Smashing.
  • Vinyl Double LP (WIGLP399X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (WIGLP399)
  • CD (WIGCD399)

Guided By Voices
Zeppelin Over China

The insanely prolific Robert Pollard releases yet another collection of grungy niceness with his Guided By Voices crew. At thirty-two songs and seventy-five minutes, Zeppelin Over China is long even by GBV standards. Indeed, it’s remarkable that an album with this many songs can remain so consistently good throughout. Then again, Pollard is a pretty remarkable talent.
  • Vinyl Double LP (GBVI87)
  • CD (GBVI87CD)

Hiroshi Yoshimura
Music For Nine Postcards

Hiroshi Yoshimura was a pioneer of environmental music, parallel to Eno, Yoshimura created ambient music to fit with physical spaces, music to be in and live through. ...Nine Postcards is simply keyboard and rhodes played sweetly and softly. First vinyl reissue since its original release in 1982 with full reproduction of original artwork and sleeve plus new liner notes. For fans of Brian Eno’s ambient works.
  • Vinyl LP (EOS01LP)
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  • Last copy
  • CD (EOS01)

Nils Frahm
All Melody

Master of the aching, delicate phrase, and enrapturing melodious pulse, Nils Frahm is back with an album of wide instrumental scope. Born out of his newly constructed studio, this work represents a fresh approach, a glorious attempt to depict the mysterious and inherently beautiful music one hears from within.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ERATP106LP)
  • CD (ERATP106CD)

David Sylvian & Holger Czukay
Plight & Premonition Flux & Mutability

The man once dubbed the Most Beautiful Man In The World...and ...er.. David Sylvian collaborated way back in the mid '80s on these two LPs in Can's home place of Koln in bleak midwinter. At the time record companies weren't bothered about such esoteric collaborations so now is a good time to revisit what the pair were up to. These beatless almost airless ambient albums  have now been collected together on a much needed re-issue and remastered for hopefully a more welcoming world.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (LPGRON193)
  • CD (CDGRON193)

Julia Holter
Aviary

It may well be difficult to think of a record more expansive than Julia Holter's 2015 opus 'Have You In My Wilderness' but it seems like 'Aviary' might just do it. This 15 song record explores the feeling of cacophony we feel on living in the modern world and a search for solitude and sweetness. Holter's theatrical vocals and cinematic synth work will hopefully find us all a solution.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (WIGLP417)
  • CD (WIGCD417)

Aphex Twin
Selected Ambient Works 85-92

Not sure that you need us to introduce this one to you. The album that broke Aphex Twin to the masses (relatively speaking), Selected Ambient Works 85-92 starts with two genuinely sublime pieces of music, ‘Xtal’ and ‘Tha’, which your collection literally cannot be without. The whole thing is great though, whether for solo listening late at night or for esoteric dancefloors. An absolute classic.
  • Vinyl Double LP (AMB3922LP)
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  • CD (AMB9322CD)

Talk Talk
Laughing Stock

The last album from a band who evolved from synth-pop into intricate, unbelievably delicate avant-jazz compostion. This reissue comes 26 years after the original release but the music hasn't aged a bit. 'Ascension Day' churns and whirrs whilst 'New Grass' tugs the heart strings just as strongly as before. Absolutely essential.
  • Vinyl LP (5365519)
  • CD (AA8477172)

Stella Donnelly
Thrush Metal

Horribly appearing to have a mouthful of garden worms on the cover of this debut release, this Australian singer songwriter blends lovely sweet melodies with bold instinctive lyrics often aimed at men being arseholes. But like Liz Phair on Exit in Guyville the songs are both gorgeous and unique. Donnelly's voice has a lovely Australian twang to it which just adds to the magnificence.
  • Vinyl 12" (SC371LP)

Jon Hassell
Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)

First album in nine years from Fourth World aesthetic creator Jon Hassell. On Listening To Pictures he applies the painterly technique of pentimento, where new strokes unearth older ones, to a kind of ambient jazz. Using overdubs Hassell creates dense ever shifting layers that are an absolute joy on the ears. 
  • Vinyl LP (NDEYA1LP)
  • CD (NDEYA1CD)

Yves Tumor
Safe In The Hands of Love

Safe In the Hands of Love was first released in fragments; from the single ‘Noid’ being labelled Pitchfork’s Best New Track, to the release of a Daniel Sannwald-directed video ‘Licking An Orchid (ft James K)’ to Zane Lowe premiering ‘Lifetime’ on Beats 1. 24 hours later, the whole album is laid bare in all its experimental-pop-music glory. Taking inspiration from trip-hop to jazz to the melancholy mourning of the synthesiser, the album expertly manoeuvres across genres.
  • Vinyl Double LP (WARPLP293)
  • CD (WARPCD293)

Night Beats
Myth Of A Man

Night Beats with their fourth studio LP here (and the second they’ve put out via Heavenly). The press release for Myth Of A Man claims that this is a record that can already go toe-to-toe with the classics. It might be a bit early to be making such proclamations, but this is certainly a well-heeled collection of Lee Hazlewood-esque psych-country.
  • Vinyl LP (HVNLP154C)
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  • CD (HVNLP154CD)

Sun Kil Moon
This Is My Dinner

This Is My Dinner is the ninth album from Sun Kil Moon. It was written and recorded in November and December 2017 in Copenhagen and San Francisco. There are covers of AC/DC and Partridge Family songs. Mark Kozelek has also set a chapter from Irish writer, John Connolly’s novel ‘He’ to music. So it’s not just songs about his evening meal, then? CD on Caldo Verde.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (LPCV048)
  • Limited edition
  • CD (CDCV048)

Stella Donnelly
Beware of the Dogs

Stella Donnelly ain't going to take no shit. Abusive men, idiot bosses, clueless ex's all get it in the ear on this debut album but as on her debut EP Thrush Metal she is armed with loads of lovely tunes. Her winsome post grunge songwriting has something in common with the early records of Liz Phair and she has a way of tempering her anger with an ability to bring out the beauty in the world. 
  • Vinyl LP (SC372LP-C1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (SC372CD)

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