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James Dean Bradfield
Even In Exile

14 years after his debut solo effort The Great Western, Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield makes a typically understated and gorgeous return. Inspired loosely by the life of Chilean poet, singer and activist Victor Jara and with lyrics from his Manics bandmate Nicky Wire’s brother Patrick Jones, Even In Exile features some of the most beautiful music that JDB has ever composed. 
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The Muldoons
Made For Each Other

Following in a great and noble tradition of jangly indie-pop to come from Scotland, Paisley-based quintet The Muldoons are an instant favourite for any fans of C86 music. Originally formed way back in the early Nineties but reforming in 2018, Made For Each Other is the band’s (very) long awaited debut album. 
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Biffy Clyro
A Celebration of Endings

Scottish alternative rock gods Biffy Clyro aim to make it three UK no.1 albums in a row with new effort A Celebration of Endings, their eighth record overall. Working with producer Rich Costey once again, the trio embrace all of the elements that have made them so acclaimed and popular throughout their two-decade career, from the jagged rock of their early years to the lighters-in-the-air stadium indie that propelled them to the top of the charts. 

Queens Of The Stone Age
Songs For The Deaf

A long-deserved vinyl edition for Queens Of The Stone Age’s commercial breakthrough record, 2002’s Songs For The Deaf, particularly for its original red background and black graphics artwork. After the critical adoration heaped upon 2000’s Rated R, Josh Homme and co. hired Dave Grohl to deliver his trademark powerhouse drumming, resulting in one of the most admired straight-out rock albums of the Noughties. 
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Pozi
176 EP

Named after the London bus route running from the heart of the city to Kent, 176 is a new five-track EP from post-punk outfit Pozi. Recorded in an intense five-day burst down in Margate, it sees them take a different approach to last year's excellent PZ1 album, ditching the guitars and embracing electronic textures. 
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Spoon
Girls Can Tell

Girls Can Tell by Spoon was the Texan indie rock band’s third album. It was originally released in 2001 when it  was hailed as a triumph by Rolling Stone magazine. It includes the songs Fitted Shirt and Me and The Bean. The latter of which was originally by fellow Texan band The Sidehackers who featured future Spoon bassist John Clayton.

King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn
Gift Of Sacrifice

Gift of Sacrifice is a new ‘acoustic’ album from The Melvins’ lead singer Buzz Osborne, under his King Buzzo alias, recording with bass player Trevor Dunn, erstwhile member of Mr. Bungle and Fantômas as well as a touring player with the Melvins themselves. Here, their respective instruments clash interestingly with modular synths. 

The Strokes
First Impressions Of Earth

Unless you are a fan it's easy to forget that the Strokes made four further albums following their groundbreaking 'Is This It' masterclass. 'First Impressions of Earth' was their awfully titled third LP released in 2006 and was perhaps their difficult third album showing the band soldiering on once the hype machine died down. Still, it contains their usual small cluster of playlist-filling indie-rock not quite classics.   
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Arctic Monkeys
Whatever People Say I Am

Debut album from Los Angeles' neé Sheffield's finest from back when they were four scrappy kids with big fringes, before the smart shirts and slicked back hair. Even now the young Alex Turner's lyrics are genuinely impressive in how vivid a vision of the People's Republic of South Yorkshire they can create. 

Whitney
Candid

Following the release of their second Whitney album last year, Forever Turned Around, Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich went to ground to record a collection of cover versions, showcasing their shared formative influences. Candid contains revealing takes on songs by Kelela, Damien Jurado, David Byrne and John Denver’s immortal ‘Country Roads’ with Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield. 

The Appleseed Cast
Two Conversations

Two Conversations by emo band The Appleseed Cast was originally released in 2003. Initially, it split critics for lacking in experimentation, in comparison to its predecessor Low Level Owl, and having songs about relationships. The fans seemed to love its honesty and rockin’ tunes, though, and it’s been their best selling album to this day. Reissued on coloured vinyl for your delectation.
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Fugazi
The Argument

What makes you laugh? Arguments. So said Brian Wilson but there's nothing funny about Fugazi's final album The Argument released way back in 2001. It was, says leader Ian Mackaye an anti war manifesto but here the post hardcore band added cello and strings into their sound for what was received as one of their best albums. They went on hiatus in 2003 never to return but this stands up as one of their greatest statements.   

The Fall
Interim

There's enough the Fall LPs in the world already without all the non-official ones. Mark E. Smith's attitude to contract signing ensured that there was always someone out there with rights to live tracks and studio outtakes. Interim contains early versions of tracks that would appear on the later (and excellent) Fall Heads Roll alongside studio rehearsals and live tracks.  
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Paul Weller
Stanley Road

I don't know which Paul Weller album this is. It doesn't really matter. If you like him you'll be interested in getting it on vinyl. Whether you can afford the £32.99 asking price is another matter. The music industry screwed itself up in the past by charging £16 for CDs that cost pennies to make. Looks like they are off the same way with vinyl. Obviously this format is more expensive to produce so a higher retail price is understandable but this is really taking the piss especially when there are no extras and nothing deluxe. 

Wye Oak
No Horizon

The latest Wye Oak EP, No Horizon, shows Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack in a state of transition. Originally composed over a year ago and then performed as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York, the five tracks here stand apart from any of their five studio albums, yet are still recognisably Wye Oak. Released on opaque hot pink vinyl. 
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The Strokes
Angles

Angles was the fourth album from seemingly long term New Yorkers the Strokes and was the first album that they made as more of a collaborative effort rather than Julian Casablancas calling the shots. Their previous LP First Impressions of Planet Earth saw them criticised somewhat for their narrow sound world so aided by the more democratic approach, Angles opened things up a bit and saw the band experimenting with new textures and moods. 

Fontaines D.C.
A Hero's Death

In the spirit of striking while the iron’s hot, Dublin post-punk act Fontaines D.C. deliver their second studio album A Hero’s Death barely a year after their debut Dogrel won such universal acclaim. Stoic and energetic, it seeks to address the grander themes in life, but hasn’t succumbed to a dose of ‘The Big Music’, fortunately!

Spectres
It's Never Going To Happen And This Is Why

Recorded in a 19th century Methodist church in Leeds under the aegis of producer Alex Greaves, Bristol-based noise-rock band Spectres grow ever more impressive with their third album, It’s Never Going To Happen And This Is Why. Featuring appearances from a clutch of other experimental artists, it’s a clipped and economical collection of ~3 minute tracks that largely ditch the feedback diversions of previous efforts. 

The Microphones
Microphones in 2020

Following a few years of critical acclaim under the moniker Mount Eerie, Phil Elverum resurrects one of his other previous guises, The Microphones, for the project’s first album in 17 years. Consisting of just one long, 44-minute track and accompanied by a short film of the same length, Microphones In 2020 is an absorbing and pure experience. 
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Samia
The Baby

23 year old Samia Finnerty - the daughter of actress Kathy Najimy and comedian Dan Finnerty - presents her debut studio album. Forged largely while on the road for extended periods, The Baby is an introspective and stylish examination of personal relationships, flitting between funny and forlorn often within the same sentence. 

Narrow Head
12th House Rock

Narrow Head come from Houston, Texas and have been making a bit of a name for themselves in the city’s underground scene. 12th House Rock is the band’s second album and comes four years after their debut album, Satisfaction. This band rock hard like early Soundgarden but can also be found gazing at their shoes like many ‘90s bands.
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John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey
Dance Hall At Louse Point

An album that tends to be unfairly disregarded as a mere side-project, Dance Hall At Louse Point by PJ Harvey and fellow musician John Parish was released in 1996. With Harvey writing the lyrics and Parish taking care of the music, it was a low-key but absorbing affair upon multiple listens, and now gets a much-deserved re-issue on vinyl. 

L7
Smell the Magic

Originally released as a six-track EP in 1990 but then re-issued with three more songs the following year to convert it to a full album, Smell The Magic by American underground heroes L7 gets remastered for its 30th anniversary. It saw the band beginning to discover their latent melodic talents, and is a crucial step in explaining 1992's breakout Bricks Are Heavy.
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Kim Deal
Hot Shot / Likkle More


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The National
High Violet (Expanded Edition)

High Violet is arguably the best album by The National. It was originally released in 2010 and has been expanded for this 10th anniversary edition. It’s spread over three LPs with the original album taking up the first records. The third LP is made up of alternate takes and live tracks that have never been released on vinyl before. Bloodbuzz Ohio, Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks and Terrible Love are among the tracks on this classic album.
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Mrs. Piss
Self-Surgery

Self-Surgery is the result of a collaboration between musicians Chelsea Wolfe and Jess Gowrie, released under the name Mrs. Piss. Cooked up while the two were touring together behind Wolfe’s 2017 album Hiss Spun, it pulls together the entirety of their experience in genres as disparate as folk and doom metal to create something urgent and wild. 
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The Clean
Anthology

Anthology serves as a celebration of The Clean, a band whose influence extends so far beyond their New Zealand home that even if you have never heard of The Clean before, you have surely heard of some of the bands (Pavement, Yo La Tengo, and Superchunk, to name a few) who have been influenced by their unique blend of homemade garage rock, hook-filled melodies, and psychedelic experimentalism. The album is a compilation from across The Clean’s legendary career, which began in 1981 and continues today. Merge originally released the 2-CD Anthology in 2003, but in celebration of our 25th anniversary, we felt the time was right to release this essential collection on quadruple LP.

The Breeders
Safari EP

Someone at 4AD has decided that it’s probably about time they got round to reissuing some old Breeders records. It might have something to do with the fact that Kim Deal et al released their first LP in ten years earlier on in 2018. It’s definitely got something to do with Record Store Day’s Black Friday event. Anyway, 1992’s Safari EP is still good after all these years. Sounds like Breeders with a hint of Breeders.
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The Charlatans
Between 10th & 11th (Expanded Edition)

Between 10th & 11th is the second album by The Charlatans. It was originally released in 1992. Here we have an expanded reissue on clear vinyl and CD. You get the original album plus the highly sought after live show dubbed 'Isolation 21.2.91' which was recorded in Chicago. Includes the singles Weirdo, Tremolo Song and I Don’t Want To See The Sights.
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Brainiac
Hissing Prigs In Static Couture

With their career tragically cut short due to the death of vocalist/guitarist Tim Taylor in 1997, Brainiac’s third record (and first for seminal indie imprint Touch & Go) Hissing Prigs In Static Couture ended up being their valedictorian effort. Highly acclaimed for its intelligent, noisy take on contemporary indie, this ‘blue swirl’ vinyl re-issue is the perfect memento for this sadly unexplored dead-end in American alternative rock. 
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Cocteau Twins
Stars and Topsoil - A Collection (1982-1990)

Liz Fraser’s ethereal vocals, often lyrical gobbledegook, coupled with the sparse backing from Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde (who replaced Will Heggie in 1983) made The Cocteau Twins one of the ‘80s most unique and special artists. The label had a knack back then for signing such acts. Along with Pixies, The Cocteau Twins top the list of their greatest finds. Stars And Topsoil - A Collection (1982-1990) is the ideal place to start if you want to get an overview of the band's work. It’s Likely that you will then move quickly to buy Heaven Or Las Vegas.
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The Beths
Warm Blood

New Zealand four piece the Beths sprung to prominence with their debut album Future Me Hates Me but who knew they had already made a five track EP? Well here it is in all it's glory showcasing the catchy, buzzy sound that led Future Me Hates Me to be such a killer. Expect ear-friendly indie with nods to the Lemonheads, Flying Nun and Best Coast.  
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Mac DeMarco / Haruomi Hosono
Honey Moon

Turns out that Mac DeMarco is a huge fan of Japanese legend Haruomi Hosono and as part of this ongoing series from Lights in the Attic has chosen to cover 'Honey Moon' in his inimitable style whilst also singing in Japanese. You'll remember this series from the time Ariel Pink covered Donnie & Joe Emerson's 'Baby' and the format remains the same here  - you get the cover on the A side and the original on the flip.  
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Jason Molina
Eight Gates

Inspired by his move from America to London over a decade ago, Eight Gates was recorded by indie-rock singer-songwriter Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co.) shortly before his passing some seven years ago. By its nature, it’s an intriguing and compelling mix of song sketches and more fully-realised ideas. 

Another Sky
I Slept On The Floor

Another Sky are a cinematic London -based band who have big emotional songs that take something from Radiohead and Foals but up the ante with post-hardcore dynamics and arrangements. They are led by the remarkable falsetto of Catrin Vincent which soars over stadium-ready songs concerning subjects such as mental health and toxic masculinity. Gonna be big we reckon. 

Billy Nomates
Billy Nomates

The best thing to come out of Melton Mowbray since the pork pies is Billy Nomates - a one-woman whirling dervish of a poet, singer, activist and artist. Her sound comes across something like a cross between Kate Tempest and Sleaford Mods. She spits out bitter, angry and funny diatribes over pop-friendly post-punk and lo-fi art rock. Jason Williamson guests. 

Elliott Smith
Figure 8

Shabby and shambling of appearance, Elliott Smith's look matched his songs in his earlier records. He was he weird loner who would win the race because he was so damn good. On Figure 8 they airbrushed both his face and his sound making a slick and polished record that saw those loveable rough edges smoothed away. Still they couldn't completely ruin Elliott Smith and Figure 8 features many examples of his the Beatles-esque prowess with a haunted melody. "I'm the wrong kind of person to famous" he once said and it's true  - we loved him just the way he was. 

Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake It's Morning

Bright Eyes released two albums on the same day back in 2005. Those were 'Digital Ash in a Digital Urn' and this one. Conor Oberst is very much from the Elliott Smith school of depressing songwriters who are neither straight up indie nor proper folk. He puts a lot of emotion in his voice which can either melt hearts of his fans or irritate the naysayers. Either way, this one is his most popular and acclaimed album that longtime fans still adore to this day.
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Songhoy Blues
Optimisme

Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Prince Billy) was hired to produce the Songhoy Blues album, Optimisme. His mission was to make a real rock record that captured the band’s live energy. The band also wanted to make an album that got the crowd jumping. Judging by Led Zeppelin-esque lead single Badala it would seem that they accomplished their mission.
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Willie J Healey
Twin Heavy

Willie J Healy hails from Oxfordshire and he sings and writes songs. He was very nearly a boxer, but a few Neil Young records soon put him on the path he’s confidently strutting down now. Twin Heavy is his latest album and going by the first single to be lifted from it, Why You Gotta Do It, it seems he’s going down a Phil Spector path, thankfully only in terms of the sound of his records.

Shellac
Dude Incredible

FACTS!This is Shellac’s fifth LP following Axtion Park, Terraform, 1000 Hurts and Excellent Italian Greyhound.  The recording took place sporadically over the past few years at Steve's ELECTRICAL AUDIO studios in Chicago. The record was mastered by Steve Rooke at ABBEY ROAD. There is no comma in ‘Dude Incredible’; like Sir Duke or King Friday, for example. PACKAGING Both the CD and LP version of Dude Incredible come packaged in a chipboard album jacket with two high gloss, full color monkeys on the front cover. The LP includes a CD of the full album. QC Audio quality is paramount, as always, with Shellac. The LP was mastered entirely in the analog domain, using the DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) process. The LPs are being manufactured at RTI  in Camarillo, CA, using their HQ-180 system. The pressings are 180 gram audiophile quality.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Third World Pyramid

Their previous album 'Revelation' was to my mind one of the finest of their career so we are all hoping that the Brian Jonestown Massacre's late renaissance continues with this their 15th studio album. Anton hasn't exactly been sat around in the meantime, there's been tours, albums with Tess Parks, the 'Mini Album Thingy Wingy' and lots more besides. When the dust settles Brian Jonestown should be rights be voted one of the best bands of this generation.  

Pixies
Come On Pilgrim... It's Surfer Rosa

Well there's no doubt that these are two of The Most Important Indie Rock Records Of All Time. Both are absolutely exceptional, in particular 'Surfer Rosa' which pretty much turned everything I knew on its head in my teenage years. 30 years after the event we get this luxury box set of both records plus a live show from the era. No new demos or whatever, but tasty and very collectable nonetheless.

The Moonlandingz
Interplanetary Class Classics

The Moonlandingz are a kerrrazy side-project band, comprised of two members each from Fat White Family and Eccentronic Research Council. Oh, and members of The Village People and Yoko Ono also feature. Debut Interplanetary Class Classics is a messy electro-indie-punk pile-up with its tongue in its cheek. Out on Transgressive.

E
Complications

Ok to clear up the confusion that I had about this band this is nothing to do with E from Eels who recorded his early work under the E moniker. Incredibly the letter has been chosen for moniker of this exploratory trio from Boston who include Thalia Zedek on melodic guitar. This is their third album which deals with whatever the hell is going on in these times. 

Big Joanie
Cranes In The Sky / It’s You

Recent tour support for the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Parquet Courts and The Raincoats, black feminist punks Big Joanie unveil their first release for Third Man, a 7” single boasting a cover version of Solange’s modern classic ‘Cranes In The Sky’ and an original piece, ‘It’s You’. 

Do Nothing
Zero Dollar Bill

Zero Dollar Bill is the debut 5-track EP from Nottingham punks Do Nothing. Their music mashes, or maybe even smashes, together the sounds of Talking Heads and LCD Soundsystem. They like to do everything with a sense of humour and general mucking about, so they take influences from the comedy world too. Features the singles LeBron James and Fits. 
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The Hold Steady
Thrashing Thru The Passion

The Hold Steady have been making a slow, but...ahem...steady comeback recently. Their new album, Thrashing Thru The Passion, is the culmination of that steady comeback. It contains five songs recorded between 2017 and 2019 that have only been downloadable until now, and five brand new bar room bangers.

The Cure
Pornography

It's 1982 and the Cure had yet to embark on the brighter more commercial tunes that would lead them to become true indie legends. Pornography then was a last depressed splurt of gothy bleating before they finally got their act together. It may have frustrated everyone who listened to it at the time but in the intervening years its uncompromising, challenging atmospheres have seen it become a fan favourite and the sort of artistic statement that has influenced key artists that trailed in their wake. Not for their more faint hearted listeners but a classic album nonetheless.    
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The Lovely Eggs
I Am Moron

Holly Ross and David Blackwell return with a very much needed new Lovely Eggs album, after two years of a stale industry blithely soundtracking the collapse of civility in Britain. Working again with Dave Fridmann, the bluntly titled I Am Moron adds an even more psychedelic aspect to the duo’s already distinctive take on folk and pop. 

Vintage Crop
Serve To Serve Again

Vintage Crop are a bunch of Australians who make a burly, bruised form of post-punk that takes it's inspiration from the likes of Wire and the Yummy Fur. It's a wild, wriggly ride full, of jagged shards of guitar and splintered rhythms but there is a toughness to what they do - you wouldn't want to mess with them - vocals are aggressive and punky and this is music built for sweaty underground dives (remember them?) 

Waxahatchee
Cerulean Salt

Waxahatchee re-emerges as a full on indie rock star on Cerulean Salt, crafting songs with small flourishes and delicate melodies that work around a proper band structure. The same emotions of relationship grief resonate as did on the sparse American Weekend, but this record shows a maturer and more precise songwriter.
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girl in red
Beginnings

Starting life as a bedroom project only last year, 20 year old Norwegian artist Marie Ulven has taken her girl in red music an awfully long way in a very short time. Both melodic and abrasive, 'Beginnings' showcases nine of her best songs so far, including the morbidly hilarious 'dead girl in the pool'.
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Jenny O.
New Truth

Jenny O is a Los Angeles-based singer / songwriter and scholar of jazz and music composition. Completely out of the blue, in 2018, she suffered permanent hearing loss in one ear. An unfortunate event that she has now learned to live and work with. It also aligns her with the likes of Beethoven and Brian Wilson. Her third album, New Truth, is a slight departure in sound, mainly as she has switched producer from Jonathan Wilson to Kevin Ratterman. The songs range from sun-kissed pop to having a certain dusky etherealness. 

Steve Von Til
No Wilderness Deep Enough

Steve Von Till has had his fingers in many musical pies. From the avant garde metal of his band Neurosis to psychedelia under the name Harvestman and even gothic Americana. With his latest solo album No Wilderness Deep Enough he mixes the dark emotion of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds last couple of albums with Brian Eno’s ambient sounds, Coil’s electronic mutations and the wintry works of late Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson to create an intense yet expansive album.

Collective Soul
Collective Soul (Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition)

Collective Soul come from Stockbridge, Georgia. They formed in 1992 and back then fused sound de jour - grunge with southern rock and soul. Their self-titled album was their second, released in 1995, and was a real unit shifter, going triple platinum. Here we a 25th anniversary available on CD and  its first ever vinyl pressing. Includes the Singles December, The World I Know and Where The River Flows.
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Pulp
His 'n' Hers (25th Anniversary Edition)

As a celebration of Pulp's salt-of-the-earth DIY pop, the 1994 released hit record 'His 'n' Hers' is re-issued with extra audio quality. As the band's fourth album, and one which will always be remembered as their breakthrough, sexual encounters, social class and voyeurism are all covered with a heavy dose of Jarvis Cocker's dry wit.
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Queens Of The Stone Age
Rated R

A vinyl re-issue for Rated R, an album that’s still arguably the creative high-point for Josh Homme’s Queens Of The Stone Age. Originally released in 2000, the album was a sleek and streamlined behemoth teeming with creativity after the mixed bag of their self-titled debut two years before. Spawning timeless hits ‘Feel Good Hit of the Summer’ and ‘The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret’, Rated R is re-pressed with its original blue artwork, with a 12”x24” insert and international bonus track ‘Ode To Clarissa’. 
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The Illness
Descending G (w/ Steve West) / Phrases Redacted (w/ Bob Nastanovich)

Former tourmates with The Stroppies, The Illness release a new AA-side 12” vinyl single with former members of Pavement collaborating with them. On the first side is ‘Descending G’, with drummer Steve West, and on the reverse is ‘Phrases Redacted’ with the group’s general handyman Bob Nastanovich. 

Michael M
Now That's What I Call Disappointment

Inspired by his acidic, bizarre and funny statements on social media, Now That’s What I Call Disappointment sees Slime City frontman (also formerly of We Are The Physics) Michael M channel his views on the world around him into 15 short, lo-fi garage pop missives that fly by in under half an hour. 
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Sufjan Stevens
The Greatest Gift

Sufjan Stevens made a gorgeous and devastating work with Carrie & Lowell, meditating on his relationship with his mother over a collection of tracks that sounded additive to Elliott Smith's folk style. After releasing a live companion piece, he now also offers The Greatest Gift, with outtakes (read: leftover epics), remixes from friends and iPhone demos. An essential for all who adore this man.
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Grey Hairs
Halloween (Live at JT Soar)

Formed back in 2011 from members of various underground bands, Nottingham’s Grey Hairs at last have a formal document of their undeniable power as a live outfit. Recorded on October 31st last year at the eponymous venue in their home city, Halloween (Live At JT Soar) is limited to 300 copies pressed on purple vinyl. 
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Radiohead
Kid A

Kid A is still Radiohead's most challenging album and the furthest they've headed into electronic textures but it's all the better for it. The band channelled the sounds they were hearing on records by the likes of Autechre and applied them to their own sound. Such a different beast from OK Computer but a very innovative and important record.  

Boygenius
Boygenius EP

Matador hosts the debut EP by feels-core radio rock supergroup trio Boygenius, consisting of songwriters Julien Baker (also of Forrister and The Star Killers), Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus. All three musicians hot-swap confessional lead songwriting and vocal duties throughout, lending some varied perspectives and style.

Jaye Jayle
Prisyn

Electing to temporarily drop his regular backing band to work with Chelsea Wolfe collaborator Ben Chisholm, Evan Patterson’s Jaye Jayle project produces its most ambitious musical statement yet. Originating as a commission from couture designer Ashley Rose and created largely with the GarageBand app, Prisyn makes the very most of its restricted palette. 

Helvetia
This Devastating Map

This Devastating Map is the excellent ninth studio album from Seattle-based alternative rock outfit Helvetia, and their first in five years. They were formed by drummer Jason Albertini in 2005 in the wake of the collapse of his former band Duster, themselves recently reformed and enjoying a critical re-discovery, and Albertini has also held down touring duties with Built To Spill. This is the first real opportunity he's had to lay down new music with Helvetia since.
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The Jaded Hearts Club
You've Always Been Here

A mouth-watering supergroup of indie-rock royalty - whose cast includes Graham Coxon, Miles Kane and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy among others - release their debut album. Initially formed to perform Beatles covers, Jaded Hearts Club branch out to tackle other artists on debut album You’ve Always Been Here. 
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ShitKid
20/20

Reverting back to a solo project after life as a duo for last year’s [Detention] and a collaboration with The Melvins and Paul Leary, Swedish singer Åsa Söderqvist’s ShitKid therefore returns to the introversion of her earliest material. 20/20 is a fantastically observed series of DIY anti-pop songs. 
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The Front Bottoms
In Sickness & In Flames

Despite being called the Front Bottoms, this band have been doing pretty well out of their honest and direct punky folk music. Sounding sort of like Green Day infiltrating a college folk night, they have a bunch of catchy, witty songs that have led to critical praise and decent sales leading to this, their seventh full length album.   
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Bo Ningen
B.C

The first new material in a while from Japanese four piece Bo Ningen. An album is due soon but in the age old tradition, they have released a taster 7". The lead track B.C showcases a slightly more accessible sound than some of their fearsome earlier work and is backed by a remix from their fellow countryman Foodman. 
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Kurt Vile
Childish Prodigy (10th Anniversary Edition)

Matador re-releases Kurt Vile’s 2009 album Childish Prodigy on light-blue coloured vinyl to mark its 10th anniversary. It was the third solo record from Vile in a little under two years, released around a year after he had quit The War On Drugs (that band’s lead singer, Adam Granduciel, was still a key member of Vile’s backing band The Violators) and the point at which his career really began to pick up momentum. Includes a purple 7” single of ‘He’s Alright’, originally hidden away as a bonus track on the CD. 
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Radiohead
The Bends

'The Bends' was Radiohead's second LP and the one that marked a sea change from their early grungy rock towards the more nuanced arty and sometimes abrasive music they make today. It features several of their more well known songs such as 'Fake Plastic Trees' and 'Street Spirit' and it's more synth led, experimental tone slowly points forward to future classics such as 'OK Computer' and 'Kid A'.  

Death Valley Girls
Breakthrough

Death Valley Girls as you might expect have a scorched and blasted punk and metal sound which hit paydirt on their 2018 album Darkness Rains. This is their first new material since then and is presented as a two track 7" featuring two new recordings both are which are covers. On the A side they have a go at Atomic Rooster (via the Funkees) Breakthrough whilst over on the flip is Daniel Johnston's Rock 'n' Roll/EGA  - an apt choice as the band once served as Johnston's backing band. 
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Nirvana
MTV Unplugged In New York

It was quite the moment when the hitherto loud and raucous Nirvana calmed down enough to perform an acoustic set for MTVs Unplugged series. The performance was a revelation, taking in highlights from their back catalogue plus covers of David Bowie and Meat Puppets. It was a crying shame that we never got to see how the band would progress but at least we were left with this superb document. 
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Redd Kross
Phaseshifter

A Redd Kross classic has got the Third Man reissue treatment. Phaseshifter was originally released in 1993. It saw the McDonald brothers blending power pop and heavy rock, which occasionally bordered on psychedelia with tracks like Huge Wonder. Also Includes the singles Visionary, Lady In The Front Row and Jimmy’s Fantasy. 

Redd Kross
Show World

Looks like Third Man are re-issuing a couple of Red Kross's out of print albums starting with their 1997 effort Show World. The band had already been going for well over a decade by that point honing their unique brand pf psychedelia and power-pop. By the time of Show World they were on major label Universal and it was to be their last album before going on a decade long hiatus.  

Cut Worms
Nobody Lives Here Anymore

On just his second album as Cut Worms, Max Clarke attempts the kind of magnum opus that most artists never even think about. Sounding like a scrapbook of 20th century American pop culture in its influences, Nobody Lives Here Anymore imagines a future in which capitalism has burned itself out - eerily prescient of our current situation. 
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Brutus
Live In Ghent

Following two blisteringly powerful albums of hard rock, Belgian trio Brutus announce their first live album. Recorded at Handelsbeurs in May 2019, the double-album package Live In Ghent showcases the band in their natural setting, with virtually every song in the setlist equalling or bettering their studio equivalents. 
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Jill Lorean
Not Your First

Jill Lorean (AKA Jill O’Sullivan) is a singer / songwriter from Glasgow who makes psych / folk rock songs that are rather excellent. Not Your First is her new EP. She recently featured on the collaborative album by Three Queens In Mourning & Bonnie Prince Billy as one of the eponymous three queens along with Alasdair Roberts and Alex Neilson. 

Fiskur
Cold Hands, Burn Slow

Fiskur is Ross Clark from Glasgow. He makes what he calls ‘future music’. We will call it great Caledonian bedroom pop songs with great hooks, which seem to have the great musical traditions of his city in their make up. Cold Hands, Burn Slow is the album you won’t regret buying. Earworms aplenty.
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Suzie Stapleton
We Are The Plague

We Are The Plague is the debut album by Suzie Stapleton. If you can imagine Patti Smith being backed by Killing Joke and then soundtracking the apocalypse then you’d be somewhere close to describing her music. However, the range is quite wide - from gentler Elliott Smith-style compositions to Sonic Youth-meets-Soundgarden sonic assault. Her backing band features members of The Stranglers and Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind.

Pixies
Doolittle

Second album from alternative rock stalwarts, Pixies. Doolittle is like when you see something disgusting, and you’re brain can’t quite decide if you want to keep looking at it and show it to everyone you know, or shut your eyes and hope it goes away. Surreal, catchy, dirty, noisy and really, really good. 

The Twilight Sad
Killed My Parents And Hit The Road

The Twilight Sad always seemed like too much of a bunch of nice lads to actually murder their parents. I hope they didn't do that. They did though once hit the road with Mogwai and this album was originally a compilation of live tracks and outtakes intended to help fund such fun ventures.  You can now get it on vinyl for the first time and as well as their stellar original work there's covers of tracks by Joy Division, the Smiths and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs tribute to the greatest '80s party band there ever was... Modern Romance.    
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The Amps
Pacer

Following the reunion of Pixies, Kim Deal’s one-time side project The Amps is subject to new interest as well. With this repress of 1995’s Pacer, 4AD is offering us a chance to really dig into what was once a grungy sidestep from The Breeders--described by long-time fan and ring-bearer Elijah Wood as “kind of experimental.”
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Dirty Three
Sad and Dangerous, Mysterious and Exciting

Well this is exciting. It's very, very early recordings by the Dirty Three that they recorded on a four track machine with only three tracks working. It was initially released as a tape to be sold at shows and eventually got a vinyl release in 1994.  Now back on green vinyl, Mick Turner has raided the archives for bits and bats to add to it. 
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Helene Barbier
Have You Met Elliot?

Have You Met Elliot? Is the debut album from French-Candian musician Helene Barbier. The music takes its cues from the classic post punk of The Raincoats and French post-punk / no wave singer Lizzy Mercier Descloux. The songs are melodic yet fractured and angular and rather good. On Emotional Response.
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Box of Chocolates
Fearful Symmetry

A re-issue of Fearful Symmetry from Box Of Chocolates, a band formed largely through circumstance while living together in Brooklyn at the end of the Eighties. Including some future stars of indie like Brute Rake, Mickey Hawaii and Wayne Oliphant, Drag City tool it up with new artwork and a handful of new and rare tracks. 

Slint
Spiderland (Remastered)

2014 remaster of Slint's beautiful second and final album. It comes with various outtakes and demos, as well as Breadcrumb Trail, the documentary about the album’s creation directed by Lance Bangs. The band's use of dynamics gave them an uncanny ability to bottle emotions; the words "he decided to piss", have never sounded so tragic.

Beach Bunny
Honeymoon

It's sorta easy to guess what Beach Bunny sound like. Their location in Chicago is something of a red herring as this four piece make sunny side up indie-rock that sounds like it has come from the beaches of California. The vibe is Best Coast, Veruca Salt or perhaps the streamlined side of Hole with lyrics about the ups and down of early stage relationships.  

Pure X
Pure X

The first studio album from Austin-based outfit Pure X in six years, Pure X clarifies and expands upon all the sonic elements that made them a cult success back then to produce a career-defining masterpiece. Communicated by a mesmerising wall of sound, these are vital statements of uncertainty and anxiety that essay our times perfectly. 

Guided By Voices
Surrender Your Poppy Field

Coming off the back of his 100-song marathon set on NYE in Los Angeles, Robert Pollard certainly doesn’t intend on slowing down in the new decade. Surrender Your Poppy Field is the 30th (thirtieth!!) Guided By Voices album, and something like the 105th Pollard has released overall. Phew. Furthermore, it stands to be one of his most adventurous yet, mixing shiny hook-laden psych-pop with lo-fi, spontaneously recorded efforts. 

Elbow
Dead In The Boot

Dead in the Boot was a B side collection from Manchester soak Guy Garvey and his not so merry band of brothers. It was released in 2012 and was sequenced in non chronological order to attempt to make it flow as an album. It is resolutely downbeat and showcases a different side to their rainswept rock and Garvey's back of a beermat observations. 
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that dog.
Totally Crushed Out

That Dog were a ‘90s alternative rock band fronted by Anna Waronker and featured Petra and Rachel Hayden - two thirds of The Hayden Triplets. Totally Crushed Out! was their second album, originally released in 1995. It’s a concept album about young love. Features the single He’s Kissing Christian and their uncharacteristic 7 minute epic, Rockstar.

that dog.
Retreat From The Sun

That Dog were one of those ‘90s bands who never quite hit the big time despite support slots with the likes of Weezer, Counting Crows and Blur. It’s certainly not down to lack of talent or good songs, either. They were led by Anna Waronker and featured two of the very talented Hayden Triplets in their ranks at various times. Retreat From The Sun was their third album, originally released in ‘97 and features guest spots from Waronker’s husband, Steve McDonald of Redd Kross, Charlotte Caffey from The Go-Go’s and Tanya Hayden - the other Hayden triplet.

Cornershop
England Is A Garden

In calling out Morrissey for racism waaay before it become blindingly obvious he had some pretty unsavoury views, being a multi-ethnic indie band in the white boy dominated '90s, having an actual number one hit with Brimful of Asha, Cornershop have already done it all. Yet 30 years after forming, they still have a commitment to the cause with the release of their ninth studio album England is a Garden. Expect the usual splicing of styles including disco, funk, Indian raga and glam rock. 

Eddy Current Suppression Ring
All In Good Time

All In Good Time is the 5th album by Eddy Current Suppression Ring. The Australian rock band toured their homeland with Thee Oh Sees / Oh Sees and it only took the opening riff of their first song for John Dwyer to be hooked. He was so impressed that their new album is coming out on his own label, Castle Face.

The Fiery Furnaces
Down at the So and So on Somewhere

Having collectively released eight solo albums between them since their last album they released together as The Fiery Furnaces over a decade ago, Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger finally unpause their career together. A brand new 7” single available on Third Man, ‘Down At The So And So On Somewhere’, picks up where they left off brilliantly. 

Turbowolf
Turbowolf

Hassle Records marks its 15th anniversary in 2020 by re-issuing 15 records from their back catalogue as limited runs of hand-numbered LPs. On yellow and crystal clear vinyl comes the 2011 self-titled debut album from eclectic Bristol-based hard rock quartet Turbowolf, a band who have stubbornly defied all attempts to accurately categorise them over the years.
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Lonely The Brave
The Day's War (Victory Edition)

A re-issue on vinyl for the expanded Victory Edition of The Day’s War, the 2014 debut studio album from British indie-rockers Lonely The Brave. This edition, with a dozen bonus tracks of B-sides, alternative versions, remixes and a cover of Björk’s ‘All Is Full Of Love’, was originally released the following year.
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Petrol Girls
Cut & Stitch / The Future Is Dark

Hassle Records marks its 15th anniversary in 2020 by re-issuing 15 records from their back catalogue as limited runs of hand-numbered LPs. In a green and crystal clear 2xLP package comes 2019’s Cut & Stitch album and the previous year’s The Future Is Dark EP from English punk act Petrol Girls. 
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