Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen)

Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen) contains four tracks from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' sublime Danish gig in October 2017. One track is from their most recent Skeleton Tree album whilst the other three come from elsewhere in the band’s illustrious back catalogue. 12” single on Bad Seeds Ltd.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Fall
Sub-Lingual Tablet

The Fall have been in existence for 39 years and massively influential to a lot of bands that really matter (e.g. Pavement). Mark E. Smith is the only constant in an eternally revolving cast of musicians. Despite the ever-changing personnel, The Fall will always sound like The Fall due to Smith’s idiosyncratic vocal stylings and enigmatic lyrics. Sub-Lingual Tablet is their 31st album.

Weezer
Van Weezer

The fourteenth album from the never ending American band Weezer is not a self-titled thing named after a colour but...and get this... is their love letter to metal. Yup it might not be obvious these power-pop/nerd rock practitioners were big metal heads back in the day but Van Weezer worships at the altar of KISS, Rush and Slayer and their all big hair guitar solos but keeps a large dose of Weezer present and correct. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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.

Kingmaker
Everything Changed 1991-1995

Kingmaker came from Hull. They formed in 1990 and released three albums before splitting in 1995. They frequently adorned the pages of the NME during their time, carving out a English indie niche in a pre-Britpop world. Everything Changed is a career-spanning 5CD box set featuring all of their albums: Eat Yourself Whole, Sleepwalking and In The Best Possible Taste, alongside a load of bonus tracks in the shape of live cuts, remixes and b-sides.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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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Arctic Monkeys
Suck It And See

7” vinyl re-issue of ‘Suck It And See’, the title track and third single taken from Arctic Monkeys’ 2011 album of the same name. Unusually, its awesome B-side ‘Evil Twin’ performed better in the UK charts than the main feature, reaching no.114 in comparison to ‘Suck It And See’ at no.149. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Low
The Exit Papers

First-time vinyl and electronic release for Low's 'imaginary film soundtrack' EP (originally released in 2000, a year before the seminal album 'Things we Lost in the Fire'). Largely instrumental, 'The Exit Papers' was definitely one of Low's more experimental records. The band sent copies of this out to movie executives in the hope of securing soundtrack-writing work. Purchase also includes download code. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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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  • 4AD

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.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Radiohead
A Moon Shaped Pool

Hello. Thom. It's me. The Radioheadmaster. Your teachers and I are all becoming a little concerned with your workrate. We all agree you're spending a little too much time on BitTorrent and not enough time on your studies. As such we're decided it's best you repeat the fourth grade -- I trust a second attempt at "True Love Waits", "Identikit" and "Desert Island Disk" won't be asking too much. Now please stop looking pensively at your shoes and get to English Lit. What's that? "A Moon Shaped Pool"? You're expelled.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Stroppies
The Stroppies

Melbourne-based The Stroppies took inspiration from Guided By Voices and The Great Unwashed in getting ideas recorded as quickly as possible so they were never standing still creatively. Starting out as a three-piece, they added a drummer following their wish to create more than the limiting nature of keyboard drum beats would allow. Despite fleshing-out their sound, their lo-fi, DIY charm still remains intact. The Stroppies are comprised from members of bands such as The Stevens, Dick Diver and See/Saw. Self-titled mini-LP on Tough Love Records, limited to 300 copies.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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 shortly before his passing from alcoholism complications seven years ago. By its nature, it’s an intriguing and compelling mix of song sketches and more fully-realised ideas. 
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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.  
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Cranes
Forever

The 1993 album by British shoegazers Cranes is now being made available again on vinyl! Forever is perhaps the best-loved of the band’s albums, with an all-round gorgeous sheen cast over the songs, some of which overwhelm with full-band power, and others of which peel things back to just piano and voice. Limited edition of 1000 records, reissued by Music On Vinyl.
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Chapterhouse
The Best of Chapterhouse

Here’s one for the shoegaze revivalists. Chapterhouse were a shoegaze band formed in Reading in the late ‘80s. They released two albums, Whirlpool and Blood Music in the early ‘90s before going their separate ways. The did reformed briefly in 2008 but the reformation produced no new music. The Best of Chapterhouse gathers together tracks from their two albums plus non-album tracks. 
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Meat Whiplash
Don't Slip Up

We're really delving into indie pop obscurity with Meat Whiplash. They released just one single (but it was on Creation famously) before splitting and regrouping as the Motorcycle Boy. This is that only single re-pressed and re-issued on coloured vinyl by the archivists who are Optic Nerve. Comes with nice postcard and poster.  
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Madeline Kenney
Sucker's Lunch

To record her third long player, Oakland, California-based singer / songwriter Madeline Kenney enlisted the help of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, better known as Baltimore duo, Wye Oak. Judging by the lead single, Sucker, the results of their efforts have produced some quite beautiful sun-dappled indie-folk.
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The Airborne Toxic Event
Hollywood Park

Sharing a title with the forthcoming memoir by lead singer Mikel Jollett, indie-rock survivors The Airborne Toxic Event deliver their sixth studio album Hollywood Park. It’s a deeply personal record from Jollett’s perspective, with the tracks containing real audio snippets from his family and grandiose flourishes of orchestra. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Car Seat Headrest
Making A Door Less Open

Making A Door Less Open is a convoluted way of saying “Close the door”. It is also the first album of new material by Car Seat Headrest since Teens of Denial in 2016. It’s been four years in the making, and here’s why: Car Seat Headrest man Will Toledo recorded the album twice, with the help of his friend and drummer Andrew Katz. It was recorded once with guitars, bass and drums, then with synths. The two versions were then combined to produce the final album. If the results are as good as Teens of Denial then we’re in for a cracker!

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.

caroline
Dark blue

Caroline are an eight-piece from London. They build their songs from a wide range of influences such as emo, Appalachian folk, dance and minimalist classical music. Not content with a song being simply done, they deconstruct and reconstruct until they have the finished article. Dark Blue is their debut 12” single.
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Girl Friday
Androgynous Mary

Post-punk and noise rock combine on Androgynous Mary, the debut album from Los Angeles-based quartet Girl Friday. Taking cues from the likes of veterans like Sonic Youth and Sleater-Kinney to modern-day acts like Dream Wife, their complex songs deal with the reality of being young and marginalised in today’s society. 
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Aidan Knight
Aidan Knight

Following a sojourn in Berlin and becoming a father for the first time, Canadian songwriter Aidan Knight returns to recording after four and a half years with his fourth, self-titled album. As you can probably guess, it’s his most personal and reflective album yet, consisting of a dozen tracks which highlight his ups and downs as well as those of the world around him since 2016. 
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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.

Virginia Trance
Vincent's Playlist

Scott Ryan Davis brings his Virginia Trance project back for a second studio album, titled Vincent’s Playlist. Featuring guest spots from former Psychic Ills members Chris Millstein and Jimy SeiTang, it seems to be gentler and mellower in places compared to 2018’s debut album, drawing on jangle-pop influences from C86 to Real Estate to mix with their scuzzy, VU sound. 
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Koyo
You Said It

One of the best bands to have emerged from Leeds’ healthy alternative music scene in recent years, Koyo introduce their second studio album. Following their self-titled album from 2017 and their five-track EP from earlier this year, You Said It is a more refined and complex sequel to the rawness that won them such acclaim. 

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. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Idaho
Levitate

A limited edition debut release on vinyl for Levitate, the brilliant sixth studio album from slowcore legends Idaho. Originally released in 2001, it featured the group’s leader and creative hub Jeff Martin writing and producing in its entirety, as well as playing every instrument apart from the drums. 
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The Nightingales
Four Against Fate

With Four Against Fate, the 11th album by Birmingham post-punk band The Nightingales, you can be assured of it’s quality. Band leader Robert Lloyd claims that this is the only one of his albums, presumably including the one he made with previous band The Prefects, on which he doesn’t skip any tracks when listening back to it. Like 2018’s Perish The Thought, this is released on Tiny Global Productions, the first time the band have released two albums on the same label. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Wedding Present
George Best

The ever-prolific pioneers of UK indie, The Wedding Present, are embarking on an extensive reissue campaign, releasing five albums, two compilations and an EP from the band’s ‘80s and 90’s output, all of which are expanded multi-disc sets crammed with bonus material, extensive sleeve notes, art work and general Weddos emphemera. Most synonymous for their familiar depiction of relationships using acerbic wit, frontman David Gedge is a virtuoso when it comes to the bittersweet love song. Originally released in 1987, ‘George Best’ was the anticipated debut album by The Wedding Present, and saw the band do what they do best: create perfectly primitive, high-energy guitar-pop music about love and heartbreak. Lyrically some of Gedge’s most simple but much-loved songs; ‘George Best’ helped to create the Wedding Present’s definitive nuanced sound, and maintained their status as pillars of jangle pop. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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'.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

SWANS
leaving meaning.

leaving meaning. represents the start of a new era for Swans, after the group’s leader Michael Gira dissolved the line-up responsible for the triptych of stunning, epic records from 2012 to 2016. Now based around a rotating cast of former and new members of the group, they’ve produced an album which, at a brisk 93 minutes, isn’t quite as long as their recent works, but is sure to please fans nonetheless. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Strokes
The New Abnormal

It’s been seven years since The Strokes released an album, but they’re back with album number six, The New Abnormal. The news of the the new album swept through the internet with (almost) the pace of Jennifer Aniston’s Friends reunion photo on Instagram. Lead single, At The Door, is a spacey, synth-led, drumless ballad - quite different, but still retaining a certain quality that The Strokes are known for.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Queens Of The Stone Age
Era Vulgaris

Queens of the Stone Age's fifth album 'Era Vulgaris' is perhaps their most diverse and experimental record. Gone are the warm fuzz guitars and mysterious atmosphere of 'Lullabies to Paralyze' and in come the crunchy, angular riffs and uneasy mood. There's the influence of electronic music and synth pop, Southern rock and noise rock all over this record, with the Queens shaping classic tracks like "Sick, Sick, Sick", "3's & 7's" and "Make It wit Chu". Bulby approves.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Fall
The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall (Expanded Edition)

Beggar’s Banquet are launching the next phase of their Fall reissue campaign, hooray hooray! Here we have a deluxe double pack that combines the (relatively) ‘mainstream’ The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall with The Wonderful and Frightening Escape Route of The Fall. Bargainous reissue goodness.

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.
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  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mac DeMarco
Salad Days

I have a feeling that Mac DeMarco may be a fan of Minor Threat. Because who actually uses the phrase 'Salad Days' any more? This is his second album proper, featuring more of that incredibly casual and personable crooning that he's built his career on. DeMarco is the sort of musician who seems to be enjoying himself so much that it's difficult not to get swept up by it. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Various
Speedy Wunderground – Year 4

London label Speedy Wunderground has a knack for releasing singles by artists just before they make it big. 2019 has been a bumper year for them, with releases from Black Midi, Black Country New Road, and Squid, all of whom are high hopes for the sound of 2020. This end of year compilation LP features all the artists released in 2019. Expect fresh sounds and new ideas. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Art Brut
Bang Bang Rock & Roll

'Bang Bang Rock & Roll' is the debut album from angular indie types Art Brut. It was released back in 2005 when the alternative music-scape looked very different to how things are now, when post-punk revival was nearing its decline but popular acts like Franz Ferdinand and The Rakes emerged. Nathan Barley was big, and the NME was promoting bands who mostly wore red trousers. All shouty, theatrical declarations and sharp riffing, the album was widely celebrated upon release. 
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The James Dean Driving Experience
Sean Connery

The James Dean Driving Experience were one of those great indie-pop bands of the '80s that time forgot. Thankfully Optic Nerve are here to remind us of their jangly charms. This was their final release back in the new decade 1990 and will appeal to fans of the likes of the Servants and Close Lobsters. Comes with neat postcard and poster.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Josef K
The Only Fun In Town

'The Only Fun In Town' is the first, last, and only album from Scottish post-punkers Josef K. It's an album that gets straight to the point, clocking in at under half an hour. It's angular and sharp, with screeching guitars and fizzy drums all underpinned by Paul Haig's yelpy, tremulous vocals. Reissued on lovely clear vinyl by Les Disques du Crepuscule. 

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. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres
Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres

Pete Doherty is still out here doing his thing, with another new band behind him, The Puta Madres. This self-titled pseudo-debut features all your favourite Doherty stylings, with love and loss and darkness all expressed through Pete’s cheeky-chappy doomed-romantic persona. Available via Strap Originals, in a whole bevy of formats.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Arctic Monkeys
Who The F**K Are The Arctic Monkeys

The title of this 2006 EP by Sheffield's finest was on of the many excuses I used to put me off listening to them in their early days. But it was me who lost out as this 5 track EP continued the meteoric rise of the band as they showcased an innate wit and ability to document kitchen sink dramas. It might also have been an early example of the band following their muse as lead track View From The Afternoon was surely a hit in waiting but the 5 track format disqualified it from chart entry. Pioneers you see, even then.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Radiohead
Pablo Honey

There were a lot of famous records released in the 1990s with babies on the cover. Along with Nirvana’s Nevermind and Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready To Die, Radiohead’s 1993 debut Pablo Honey is one of the decade’s most famous be-babied records. You’ll know by now that the band themselves have an indifferent (at best) relationship with this album, but heard with modern ears this is a perfectly fine example of golden-age grungey alternativa. It's got, y'know, 'Creep' on it.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Pearl Jam
Ten

Pearl Jam’s debut album Ten remains a serious landmark in alternative rock, playing an important part in determining the direction of popular rock music in the 90’s. Its also considered one of the band’s very best records, so what's not to like? Ten has sold millions of copies to date, but this reissue by We Are Vinyl keeps vinyl copies of the album nice and available for fans.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Little Kid
Transfiguration Highway

Little Kid are a five-piece indie rock/folk and slowcore band from Toronto led by Kenny Boothby. Boothby started the project on his own back in 2011 and has since grown into a band. For their latest album, Transfiguration Highway, Boothby explores the idea of transfiguration through a set of deeply personal yet outward looking songs.
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus

Ah, the unlucky thirteenth record. Always a hard one to make, although not so for Nick Cave, who chews up superstition and then spits it onto the ground and maybe writes a song about how pathetic it all is. 'Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus' is a knotty double record that takes on two different drummers for each side and was written over twelve days of presumably morose and terse recording -- that's how it sounds, anyway.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Joy Division
Atmosphere

Along with the special 40th anniversary edition of Closer, Rhino Records is re-issuing three of Joy Division’s singles on 12” vinyl, which have never been re-pressed or re-released since Factory’s demise. ‘Atmosphere’, backed with its original B-side ‘She’s Lost Control’, is packaged in heavyweight board with its original artwork. 
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Thee Oh Sees
Mutilator Defeated At Last

A new year, a new album. That’s how it goes. Thee Oh Sees are back with more dirty, messy rock. Having strayed from their noisy ways on 2014's Drop, their new album Mutilator Defeated at Last is right back on our favorite track of unforgiving tracks packed with racks of distorting effects and overdriven amplifier stacks.

Kim Deal
Hot Shot / Likkle More


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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Chemtrails
The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable

The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable is the second album by Chemtrails, the garage punk / acidic new wave duo made up of happy couple Mia Lust and Laura Orlova. Their sound blends chugging distortion, synth, earworm melodies and harmonies which has drawn praise from the likes of Stereogum, KEXP, The Line of Best Fit and DIY. On Punk Slime.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Joy Division
Transmission

Along with the special 40th anniversary edition of Closer, Rhino Records is re-issuing three of Joy Division’s singles on 12” vinyl, which have never been re-pressed or re-released since Factory’s demise. ‘Transmission’, backed with its original B-side ‘Novelty’, is packaged in a special embossed sleeve with its original artwork. 
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Silverbacks
Fad

Silverbacks are a five piece out of Dublin who are chomping at the bit to follow fellow Dublin City dwellers Fontaines DC out of the place and into the mainstream. They are influenced by '70s punk and American no-wave with nods to Pavement, the Fall and Blondie. It's produced by Daniel Fox of Girl Band who they have supported on a string of sold out tour dates. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Soundgarden
Superunknown

Soundgarden’s 1994 classic Superunknown gets a 20th anniversary reissue with not one, but two deluxe versions to choose from. It will also be available on vinyl. The Super Deluxe version is an expansive 5 CD package featuring the remastered album, demos, rehearsals and b-sides and a version of the album mixed in Blu-ray ™ Audio 5.1 Surround Sound. Beautifully packaged in a hardback book with new artwork, liner notes from Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke and previously unseen photos by Kevin Westerberg. The Deluxe version is a 2 CD set including the full remastered album, demos, rehearsals and b-sides. The Vinyl version is 2 slabs of 180gm vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring 16 tracks.
  • Vinyl Double LP (3778981)
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  • UMC
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Killers
Direct Hits

In a ballsy move, The Killers are re-releasing their greatest hits album, this time on extra solid 2x12” 180 gram vinyl. Direct Hits features all those classics off their first four albums that redefined the word “indie” from meaning “independent” to nothing in particular, as well as two previously unreleased songs. Highly recommended if the Hot Fuss repressing is sold out.
  • Vinyl Double LP (5734277)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Truth Cult
Off Fire

Off Fire is the debut album by Baltimore’s Truth Cult. It not only follows their debut EP chronologically but soundwise too. Their energetic rock sound takes in elements of hardcore, grunge, punk and garage and is likely to have you jumping around throwing furniture at the walls within the first few bars.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Trace Mountains
Lost In The Country

Arriving two years after the disintegration of lo-fi pop outfit LVL UP, their guitarist and vocalist Dave Benton releases another album under the moniker Trace Mountains. Over these ten tracks, which have a vibe similar to Adam Granduciel or Kurt Wagner’s best works, Lost In The Country represents another personal and artistic growth for someone who intrinsically understands his indie-rock genre. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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. 
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Room In The Wood
We're The Martians, Now

The Room in the Wood are a band from Liverpool formed by Dave Jackson formerly of The Room and Benny Profane and Paul Cavanagh formerly of The Room. On their second album We’re The Martians, Now lyrics suggest that the human race has turned into evil martians sci-fi novels warned us against whilst the music influences vary between T-Rex, Burt Bacharach and stripped-back folk.
  • Vinyl LP (TURN71LPC)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Pixies
Come On Pilgrim

Back in the day 'Come On Pilgrim' was the album you went to after you'd had your socks knocked off by 'Surfer Rosa' or 'Doolittle' or whichever Pixies album first took your fancy. Their debut mini LP with tracks taken almost exclusively from their demo recordings signposts a band arriving fully formed with a spiky and unusual new sound. Contains the future classics 'Vamos', 'Holiday Song' and several more wildly original gems. 
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Libertines
Time For Heroes - The Best Of The Libertines

That moment when BBC's Seven Ages of Indie arrived at the Libertines after graduating through the Smiths, Oasis et al was really an eye opener. That what was basically a sloppy school band could ever be seen in the same bracket as indie legends and billion selling stadium bands seemed implausible yet it's hard to deny their influence or enduring appeal. For those hoping they might one day get around to making a fourth album, here is a best of consisting of fan favourites, key album tracks and the odd rarity.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Paint
Spiritual Vegas

Paint is Pedrum Siadatian, guitarist and songwriter from L.A garage/psych rockers Allah-Las. He released his eponymous debut back in 2018 which drew comparisons to Mac DeMarco, Kevin Ayers and Syd Barrett. Although some of these influences are still present, Spiritual Vegas is a departure from his previous effort, this time citing ‘80s art-rock, The Magnetic Fields and Meat Puppets as inspirations.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Hamilton Leithauser
The Loves Of Your Life

Following the critical and popular success of his 2016 collaboration with former Vampire Weekend genius Rostam Batmanglij, The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser returns with another solo record. Titled The Loves of Your Life, it’s billed as a collection of songs inspired by real people he’s met over the years living in NYC. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Melkbelly
PITH

Like all the best bands Chicago’s Melkbelly perfectly balance noise and melody in their music. They were full-tooled up with rock music's favorite instruments plus synths and Moogs for their latest album, PITH, which was blasted out over a two-day session in Bloomington, Indiana. On Wax Nine Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Lovely Eggs
If You Were Fruit (Deluxe Version)

The Lovely Eggs are a punky duo out of Lancaster, UK who look like they've been around the rock 'n' roll block a few times but still retain enough brattish energy and invention in order to to keep their music fresh. If You Were Fruit was their debut album from 2009 which now comes in a deluxe edition featuring bonus tracks from their first EP Have You Ever Heard The Lovely Eggs? Comes on 'eat shit' coloured vinyl...whatever that is. 

Gallon Drunk
The Rotten Mile (limited edition vinyl collection)

The Rotten Mile by Gallon Drunk was originally released in 2007 along with the single Grand Union Canal. The single Bad Servant followed in 2008. All titles were released on the Fred label also, his was the band’s entire output for the label. Here we have a very limited edition bundle featuring the LP, two 7” singles and one CD single. All singles include non-LP tracks. Be very quick if you want one of these!
  • Vinyl LP (REFIT073LP)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Giant Sand
Ramp

Giant Sand appear to have been providing parched missives since the beginning of time. Ramp was their 1991 effort which saw guest spots from the likes of Victoria Williams and is seen as one of their best. For the uninitiated, this is a well that is worth delving into. The collective play a kind of late-night lounge music with shards of brutal guitar. This 2CD edition features a bonus disc containing a further live session. 

Luke Jenner
1

You may not know Luke Jenner by name but if I said he was the front man of New York punk/funk band the Rapture you should all know who I'm talking about. His first solo project is a deeply personal affair in which Jenner finds an outlet for things which are sometimes not discussed. Here he talks about his upbringing in which child abuse and violence featured strongly but also he discusses his later redemption through religion and music. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Libertines
Anthems For Doomed Youth

So, The Libertines actually made a new album to accompany that big-money live reunion. Anthems For Doomed Youth is that album, approaching their much loved sound from an older, possibly wiser position. An interesting prospect considering the inherently youthful nature of the band’s earlier work… Twelve tracks, or sixteen should you choose the deluxe edition CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

No Joy
Motherhood

Montreal-based shoegaze outfit No Joy, fronted by Jasamine White-Gluz, return for their fourth studio album, and first in half a decade. Inspired by Sheila Heti’s novel of the same name, Motherhood sees White-Gluz take the band in new directions, retaining the guitar-orientated basis of their explorations but now embracing nu-metal, trip-hop and other sounds that she enjoyed as a kid. 
  • Vinyl LP (JNR340LPC1)
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Yammerer
Reality Escape Resort EP

This sounds rather exciting. Yammerer have already been getting plaudits from the likes of Tom Robinson and Clash magazine and play an energetic full-throttle style of post-punk that recalls the Fall and Gang of Four. It may be discordant but it is also kinetic and if you have feet then they will be moving by the end of the first track here. I predict big things.   
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Weights & Measures
Complete Discography

Canadian instrumental math-rock trio (I really want to write ‘maths rock’) Weights & Measures don’t concern themselves with whether your landlord is serving you the right amount of booze, they just wanna play. Well, they did until 2004 when they split up. For the first time on vinyl we have their Complete Discography. The band were underappreciated in their time, so now’s the time to lend them your ears. 2LP on Oscarson, limited to 175 copies.
  • Vinyl Double LP (oscarson no. 18)
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Night Beats
Fuzz Club Session

Now surging upon an upward momentum, Seattle-incepted garage-rock band Night Beats have become a key player in their scene. Fuzz Club Session is the first installment of a new series, and there's not many better bands to kick off this collection than this innovative trio - who take the best of their genre from the past and evolve it into something ground-breaking and fresh.
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Mumford & Sons
Forever (Garage Version)

Well, this is exciting. Mumford and Sons return with Forever taken from their 2018 album Delta but a Garage Version  - which presumably means they'll be breaking out the breakbeats and time stretches. It's backed with Friend of the Devil which we're told is a cover version. A quick Google search reveals it could be a Counting Crows song which figures. 
  • Vinyl 7" (0717219)
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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. 
  • Vinyl 7" (ALCOPOP196X)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Band of Horses
Everything All The Time

Everything All the Time was the debut album by US dreamers Band of Horses. The group had emerged from an earlier incarnation Carissa's Weird and set about on a course to make chiming transcendental Americana that aimed at the stars. There's nods to ELO, the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev in here and you may have heard the track The Funeral which has been used everywhere on TV ads, games etc. But even without that flagship track, Everything All the Time is a minor classic. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mellow Drunk
One Thousand Lights

A special release on cola-bottle-clear vinyl for One Thousand Lights, the 2009 studio album from celebrated indie act Mellow Drunk, which followed six years after their previous effort and reminded everyone of their beautifully arranged melodic guitar pop. They've beloved on the West Coast, but can they take West Yorkshire?
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Bob Mould
The Last Dog and Pony Show

The Last Dog and Pony Show was the fourth album by the legendary musician Bob Mould. It was originally released in 1998. Whilst it was still very much a rock album, it was the first album by the former Husker Du and Sugar man to feature electronic elements. He would go on to experiment further, and more prominently, on subsequent releases. Reissue on Demon.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nirvana
Nevermind

Of Nirvana’s three studio albums, the middle one, Nevermind, is probably the most well known, but it is after all, the one that got them noticed. It kicked down the doors and allowed everybody through. Their mix of classic rock and punk was sprinkled with magic dust by the then unknown producer Butch Vig. It was also the first album to feature the now Foo Fighter, Dave Grohl on drums. It is great.
  • Vinyl LP (4244251)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

I Like Trains
Kompromat

Just like the 7.42 Skipton to Leeds service I Like Trains haven't been seen in about eight years but with humanity about to collapse there's no-one better to attempt to make the soundtrack for the impending doom. KOMPROMAT attempts to make sense of the chaos taking influence from the metallic post-punk likes of Joy Division, Gang of Four and the Birthday Party on a welcome return for this distinctive band. 

Girl Band
Going Norway

Girl Band broke their 4 year hiatus with noisy single, 'Shoulderblades'. Now we have it’s follow-up, 'Going Norway'. Like its predecessor it is noisy and it is taken from the Irish band’s second album, 'The Talkies', which the follow-up to 2015’s 'Holding Hands With Jamie'. Girl Band remain one of the most thrillingly abrasive bands around.  
  • Vinyl 7" (RT0076S)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Flat Worms
Antarctica

Flat Worms return with their third album in around four years, and on Antarctica, the group’s already punishing sound continues to get harsher and more brutal. Recorded in just six days with the help of Ty Segall and Steve Albini, it seeks to provide bleak yet darkly humorous commentary upon the state of the world today. 

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?

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! 
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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. 
  • Vinyl 7" (SSQ171)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Disheveled Cuss
Disheveled Cuss

Dishevelled Cuss is the work of one man - singer and guitarist Nick Reinhart - who once fronted Tera Melos. He also played in Big Walnuts Yonder with the legendary Mike Watt, Nels Cline of Wilco and Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. He has contributed to a number of other bands across a number of genres, too, including Best Coast, Death Grips and Portugal. On his solo project’s eponymous debut he plays music in the style of the bands he loved growing up, namely Pixies, Teenage Fanclub and Smashing Pumpkins.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The La's
The La's

Oh those poor the La's. Just imagine the internet meltdown if they ever decided to release another note of music. As it is we have to make do with their debut and only album being re-issued over and over and over again. It is of course a brilliant record despite what Lee Mavers thinks and here it is once again on 180g vinyl with download code.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Eels
Beautiful Freak

Very prolific and very sad, Mark "E" Everett has released literally tonnes of records at this point, but it all began with 'Beautiful Freak', a record that predated his infatuation with indie pop, twee theatrics and maudlin slowcore; this record has shades of grunge, trip-hop and alt rock, featuring the classic single "Novocaine For the Soul", as well as "Susan's House", which samples a Gladys Knight song and turns it into a spoken word nightmare. His creepiest, hardest to listen to and ultimately best record, Eels would never capture this disgusting sort of magic again.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Hole
Live Through This

Second album by Hole, first released in 1994 during a busy time in Courtney Love’s life. The grunge hardcore thrashings of their debut were still present, but coated with a poppier sheen and with clearer, catchier song constructions. Live Through This is possibly Hole’s finest record, and it is receiving a vinyl reissue courtesy of Universal.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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?) 
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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. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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.”
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Deerhunter
Fading Frontier

At last, new Deerhunter! With their seventh album, the band have taken a fairly accessible approach, crafting songs with a strong melodic thrust and clear production. Lovely stuff. But they can’t hide their inherent weirdnesses entirely: Fading Frontiers is full of the odd little touches that make this band so special. On 4AD.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock