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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Chasing Yesterday

The second solo album by the man from Oasis who isn't the singer. Noel's music is safe as a Volvo and is made up of mid paced ballads and non threatening rockers. This of course is more than enough for much of his fanbase and tracks like “Ballad Of The Mighty I” show that he can still wring out a tune if he wants to.  
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Zefur Wolves
Zefur Wolves

Zefur Wolves hail from Wales, but this self-titled debut record takes in Mexico and North America, both in the literal sense of being recorded there, but also in the sense of a grand musical, lyrical and emotional tour. Sometimes synth-draped, sometimes laden with grunge guitars, Zefur Wolves ends up in some interesting places.
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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.

Surfer Blood
1000 Palms

A little of surfer/indie chillwave rock is always much appreciated, and Surfer Blood do a splendid job at concocting a perfect mix. Lo-fi drums and lush guitars, with pleasant vocal harmonies, these guys make you feel like summer is here. The forecast: 1000 Palms will be the soundtrack of your summer road trips.
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Novella
Land

Novella, of sunny Brighton, are devoted '60s counterculture fans, and they aren’t afraid to display that in their music. Land is their debut album, and it brings together the two opposing ends of that sphere of influence: the acid-blasted riffing and the blissed psychedelic pop. Arrives neatly in the present day via the likes of Stereolab and Broadcast, Land is released by Sinderlyn and Captured Tracks.

Kinski
7 (Or 8)

LP available on either 12” vinyl or CD on Kill Rock Stars. The title 7(or 8) encapsulates a fair amount of Kinski, with a vast amount of material this is their 7th (or 8th depending on who you ask) LP. Recorded with Phil Manley of Trans Am, its a fuzzy, broken tube amped rock riffed slab of simple catharsis. Three chord wonder rock.
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Totem Terrors
Hard Science

DIY Cardiff noise rock duo Totem Terrors return following the underground success of their fan funded debut ‘Repeat Play Torrent Rar’ with the highly anticipated release of their new album ‘Hard Science’. Released on their own independent label Diet Pops, beautifully packaged in artwork by Adventure Time (OMG!) illustrator GHOSTSHRIMP (NehruvianDOOM, Daedelus, Patrick Sexx). Their music is lively and powerful and strange and lies somewhere in the company of bands like Pavement or Thee Oh Sees.

God Damn
Vultures

Midlands favourites God Damn have been playing remarkably loud sludge-rock around the UK for a few years now, and One Little Indian have decided that the band are worthy of the release of Vultures, their debut. A really grimy, pained sound, nailed to tunes that stick. Thirteen tracks, stretching all the way from the fast’n’heavy to the slow’n’heavy parts of what God Damn do.
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Jet Setter
Never Had It So Good

Following on from last year’s pair of singles Not Yet and Dippin' Toes, Dublin four-piece, Jet Setter release their debut mini-album. Never Had It So Good is full of bright and cheeky indie rock with catchy melodies. Perhaps notably, the band are label mates with Villagers and James Vincent McMorrow.
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The Granite Shore
Once More From The Top

If there ever were a tax-funded project to praise the true British pop folk music, it would sound like The Granite Shore. With their debut album Once More From the Top, these fine fellows under the guidance of Nick Halliwell sing of the pastoral life, subtly reminiscent of late 60s and 70s pop compositions.
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Keroscene
Cotton Candy / Storm O.K.

Thick with fuzz, overdriven guitars march on these poppy songs of Keroscene’s new 7”. A-side Cotton Candy brings a chorus you’ll be humming all day, set against a distorted post-punk vibe. AA-side Storm O.K. comes with more electronic influences, mixing synthesizers with classic grunge riffs.

Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

Interstate 8 is the second EP released by US indie band, Modest Mouse. Originally released in 1996, this vinyl has been long out of print and therefore highly sought after by fans and collectors alike. It contains the band's first ever demo recordings which were recorded in Isaac Brock's garage. Recommended!
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Modest Mouse
Too Many Fiestas For Rueben / Cowboy Dan

As a reminder of just how weird and wonderful the Modest Mouse universe was in its early days -- in its scratchy guitar tones, as well as in Isaac Brock's unhinged voice -- Glacial Pace and Fat Possum are reissuing their primitive classics, along with a little helping of 7" to sweeten the deal. The 7" that accompanies the reissue of 'The Lonesome Crowded West' features a take on "Cowboy Dan" that involves Mr. Beat Happening (aka Calvin Johnson), as well as a B-side from the record, "Too Many Fiestas for Rueben". A lovely little origin story and a must have for indie rock geeks.

Palma Violets
Danger In The Club

The Palma Violets return with Danger in the Club to rip things up again after their debut LP, 180, which was hyped to buggery by NME and then ended up to be a decent record. They continue here with some heavy-hitting, punky, chorus driven rock tunes designed to make you rock-out, puke-up and have a generally great, drunken time. CD includes four additional tracks. LP comes with download code.   
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Rose Windows
Rose Windows

Rose Windows eponymous new album is their second. They’re obviously employing the same tactic that The Velvet Underground used when naming albums. The six-piece from Seattle take their influences from many aspects of their homeland’s musical history such as west coast psychedelia, proto-metal and folk. They mix this with sounds from further afield such as North African guitar bands and persian music.

Bearfoot Beware
World Owes You Nowt

Post-Math-Hardcore? Yeah I think that works for Bearfoot Beware, a young Leeds crew releasing their debut here on Voice of CHUNK Records. Nine months in the making, World Owes You Nowt crunches and rolls and thrusts forwards, and with suitably pained vocals to boot! Artwork for the LP by Crow Versus Crow.
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The Tamborines
Sea of Murmur

The Tamborines debut album, Camera and Tremor, was a mass of swirling fuzz. Here, on their sophomore album, Sea Of Murmur, that psychedelic fug has given way to their melodic tendencies. They cite many great bands as influencing their sound including Teenage Fanclub, Sebadoh, The Velvet Underground, The Clean, My Bloody Valentine and Field Mice. Lyrically, the subjects are more emotional and seem to tell the story of a fading relationship. Drummer, Lulu Grave describes the album as "a more personal and humane statement" and "a more candid and primitive record" than it's predecessor.
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Modest Mouse
Strangers To Ourselves

Growling indie rock merchants Modest Mouse have detailed surreal car trips, painted cities, floated on and sailed doomed expeditions, and then they took a sabbatical. Now their buzzing guitars and the howl of Isaac Brock are back for Strangers to Ourselves, a much postponed, much anticipated new album. It's the closest thing I can get to hearing a Wolf Parade album in 2015, and it's an event to behold for all of us.
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Faith No More
Sol Invictus

The eighteen-year wait for a follow-up to Album Of The Year is finally over! Faith No More return with their new album, Sol Invictus. The album features the singles Motherfucker and Superhero. I’m guessing that fans will be clambering over each other to get their hands on one of the 750 copies of the limited edition gold vinyl (which are now sold out and only available on black vinyl!).

Great Lake Swimmers
A Forest of Arms

The most demonstrably Canadian Canadian’s Great Lake Swimmers return with album number six. On A Forest of Arms these reliable and salubrious songsmiths continue to tug on heart strings and evoke wide open North American spaces. The album was uniquely recorded across said landscapes, haunting acoustics captured in Ontario caves, amongst the bats. On CD and vinyl from Nettwork Records.
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Eaves
What Green Feels Like

Fingerpicky downbeat folk from Leeds-based Eaves. What Green Feels Like is the 20-something’s debut album following last year’s As Old As The Grave EP and continues to showcase his natural abilities as a young songwriter. The production is sparse but lush enough to embrace strings to emotive effect. A British folk hopeful with a knack for melody. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Heavenly.
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Sergeant Buzfuz
Balloons For Thin Linda

Sergeant Buzfuz return with an intriguingly promising new seven piece line-up comprising of Willie Barr, Ian Button (Death In Vegas, Wreckless Eric, Go-Kart Mozart, Darren Hayman), Joss Cope (Julian Cope, Weather Prophets), Stu Crane, Polly MacLean, Eilish McCracken (Rose McDowell) and Joe Murphy. ‘Balloons For Thin Linda’ is Sergeant Buzfuz’s sixth full album release.
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Turbo Fruits
No Control

Floating between catchy pop-rock songs, pot-smoker lethargy, and break-down-the-roof live shows, Turbo Fruits are everything you could want from a rock band - and their name sounds like an item from Mario Kart! No Control is their fourth album, and sees the band reaching a certain level of maturity. But not too much maturity.
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PINS
Too Little Too Late

Too Little Too Late is the first single to be lifted from PINS second album, Wild Nights. The all-girl indie four-piece from Manchester are showing a harder edge this time, firstly by using Queens Of The Stoneage producer, Dave Catching and secondly by covering The Misfits' Hybrid Moments for the b-side of this 7".
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Mylets
Arizona

‘Arizona’ is the debut album release from Mylets aka Henry Kohen, a child genius, multi instrumentalist who became the youngest artist ever to be signed to LA based record label/ management company Sargent House. In spite of the complicated arrangement of Mylets one man orchestra, the songs are catchy, infectious pop songs at heart, realised through layers of symphonic vocal and guitar harmonies.
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Live In Paris

Live In Paris by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club captures Black Rebel Motorcycle Club playing Live In Paris, on two CDs and a very dramatically-shot DVD too. As a bonus, you also get 33.3%, which is an up-close documentary film on the band. Strikes me as a pretty great deal. Out on the Abstract Dragon label.

Hop Along
Painted Shut

The announcement of a new album by Hop Along is like receiving a letter from a disappeared friend. Ever since the formidable Wretches EP, when the band was still known as Hop Along, Queen Ansleis (Queen Ansleis having apparently hopped along by now), any news from the band is good news. Singer Frances Quinlan’s voice is hectic, powerful and astonishing, with a conviction that makes you want to ask whether she’s okay. For Painted Shut, the band worked with John Agnello, known for his work with, among others, Kurt Vile and Dinosaur Jr. Expect great things.
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The Mountain Goats
Beat The Champ

Wordsmith, genius song-writer, metal enthusiast and all-rounder nerd John Darnielle has released roughly ten billion records as The Mountain Goats, and since transitioning from lo-fi cassette underdog to established folk hero, he's released classics such as Get Lonely and Transcendental Youth, dealing with what it feels like to be hauled up inside your own head, even when there's a world of stories out there. Beat The Champ is a concept album based around pro-wrestling, because of course, and it comes swiftly after the release of his debut novel, so promises narrative prowess of the highest.

Slug
Ripe

Slug are the latest band to come from Sunderland’s thriving music scene. They are the brainchild of Ian Black who earned his stripes as a touring member of fellow mackems, Field Music. The ideas for the music on debut album, Ripe come from the deepest recesses of Black’s mind combining many disparate genres such as stoner metal and dub and influenced by work of John Bonham, James Brown, Claudio Simonetti and Fabio Pignatelli to create some sort of melodic cosmic indie prog. There's a Talking Heads vibe to it all as well. Peter and David Brewis of Field Music play on the album as well as producing it at their own recording studio. Slug have long been a favourite of 6 Music's Marc Riley. This will definitely appeal to fans of Field Music.

Bop English
Constant Bop

Bop English is the solo project / labour of love of White Denim frontman James Petralli. Debut Constant Bop has been in the workings for years, and that time and craft is evident in the depth of the recordings. Available on CD, but if I were you I’d get it on vinyl, which is pressed to blue and yellow splattered wax, and is exclusive to independent record shops like us!

Time For Rodeo
So Toxic


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East India Youth
Culture of Volume

Less than a year after his debut, the appallingly titled Total Strife Forever, burst onto the scene in a wave of hype, electronic whizzkid and social media busy body William Doyle is back after signing to big label XL. This is sure to be one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of the year; his euphoric live shows have helped build him an excitable fan base who will be slavering right now. This better be good, right?  
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Marriages
Salome

Slick, shiny and smooth, but also cold as an unpleasant February, Marriages present their first full-length album, Salome. Lively drums underpin post-punk vocals that might be described as ‘epic’, and a synth / guitar combo with wide eyes. Available on CD or vinyl, from the Sargent House label.

Du Blonde
Welcome Back To Milk

Who is this really quite nude Du Blonde lady looking out on a new album on Mute? Why, its Beth Jeans Houghton. On Welcome Back to Milk she has stripped things down a bit, but this is still striking, strong and spiky song-smithery with lashings of aggression. Samuel ‘Future Island’ Herring guests on the big single, Mind is on my Mind.

Drenge
Undertow

Managing to come back from being really, really uncool after being mentioned in the resignation letter of a Labour shadow cabinet member, Drenge release their second LP, Undertow. Loud, one for fans of the Libertines and fast, rhythm-fuelled 90s Britpop.  The album deals with big themes such as love, loss and Arabic food. On vinyl, CD, cassette tape on Infectious Music.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Houndstooth
No News From Home

Not the eccentric label who have the audacity to release all your favourite records, but an equally exciting band of psychedelic-influenced mavericks. Houndstooth continue to define their sound with No News From Home, which sees the band follow up Ride Out The Dark with another record of confessional and strikingly personal works, made real and relatable by way of Katie Bernstein's songwriting.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Marika Hackman
We Slept At Last

Finally out with a full length album, Marika Hackman’s voice is a gift. We Slept At Last is not only a pretty debut, but it’s also by sung with poetic force by an artist obsessed with the literary. The songs are pretty but have a strange density to them. All in all: pretty sure you can't go wrong with it.
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Charles Howl
Sir Vices

Draping a punk rock blueprint with swathes of psych guitar effects, Charles Howl delivers a confident throwback debut. Coming off like The Horrors with a little less gravitas, Sir Vices sits comfortably within the current crop of popular psych rock from Pond to Hookworms. Out on vinyl LP from Ample Play.
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Joanna Gruesome / Perfect Pussy
Astonishing Adventures EP

Following on from their recent split release with Trust Fund comes ‘Astonishing Adventures’,  a new split EP by indiepop noisemakers Joanna Gruesome and their American counterparts Perfect Pussy. This 7” EP features four remarkable songs showcasing some of the first new material from Joanna Gruesome since their 2013 debut LP ‘Weird Sister’, alongside a cover of ‘And Keep Reaching for Those Stars’, originally recorded by 90s US emo band I Hate Myself. It sees the band creating similarly irresistible pop melodies as seen on their debut, with all their renowned dissonance and fuzz firmly intact. There’s also an intensely wonderful cover here of The Sugarcubes’ ‘Leash Called Love’ from Perfect Pussy. 
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DMA'S
DMA’s

The DMA’s are a three piece who present a classic 90’s Britpop sound, and yet they hail from Australia! Whatever is going on? This self-titled EP is their first major release, available on CD or on nice white vinyl. Would suit fans of Oasis who want to listen to a band that isn’t actually Oasis.
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Thursday
Waiting: The 15-Year Anniversary Deluxe Edition

‘Waiting’ is the debut album by New Jersey post hardcore band Thursday, originally released in 1999 on New Jersey label Eyeball Records, which was in it’s infancy at the time. The record made a small impact at the time of it’s original release but was quickly established as a classic retrospectively following the release of their popular 2001 follow up ‘Full Collapse’.
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Circa Waves
Young Chasers

Hyperactive Ramones-equse pop with a hint of the Arctic Monkeys on this debut album Young Chasers from new band on the scene Circa Waves who’ve already made a splash touring for the NME Awards. Recorded at the RAK studios in London back in late 2014 and bursting out at the end of March 2015.  One for fans of the Zutons.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Balthazar
Thin Walls

Drawing on indie rock peers known for their ornateness and on others for the lack of word mincing -- from Grizzly Bear to the Arctic Monkeys -- Balthazar make sure they reference their influences' penchant for writing melodies and choruses, creating heart-throb pop music that recalls a verifiable golden era. Thin Walls was recorded with studied professional Ben Hillier, who has worked with Blur, and his production articulates articulation.
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Southern Comfort
Suzanne

Australia’s Southern Comfort are made up of guitarist Angie Bermuda and vocalist Harriet Hudson Their new single will appeal to fans of The Dum Dum Girls, Circle Pit and Wax Idols among others. Suzanne is available through HoZac Records on a limited edition black vinyl 7” single (400 copies).

The Staves
If I Was

‘If I Was’ is English acoustic folk rock trio The Staves' follow up to their stunning 2012 debut 'Dead & Born & Grown'. Produced by American, indie folk band Bon Iver's Justin Vernon following an extensive tour together and a trip to Eau Claire in Wisconsin which resulted in the recording sessions that would form the basis of their collaboration. The result is a powerfully beautiful work of modern songwriting.
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Garbage
The Chemicals

The Chemicals is a rather exciting thing: a totally stand-alone single that marks the first all-new music from alt-rock favourites Garbage in three years. Released for Record Store Day 2015, we have, thankfully, come across a few more of this 10”, but hurry hurry, stock is limited. On Stun Volume.
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The Sidekicks
Runners in the Nerved World

Built To Spill meets Snow Patrol, to be honest: the desperate and strangely gorgeous vocals Steve Ciolek offers up for Runners in the Nerved World recall the canon indie yelps of Dough Martsch, while the rest of the Sidekicks offer a mix of uplifting Superchunk-grade guitar wailing and the euphoric, anthemic alt rock of the dudes who made "Open Your Eyes". It is a good mix. 
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Of Montreal
Aureate Gloom

‘Aureate Gloom’ is Of Montreal’s thirteenth full-length album and the songwriting and playing on this record are a testament to how together a band can sound when they’ve developed a long term friendship and strong musical intuition for each other.  The result is the perfect balance of caffeinated music with edgy beats and unflinching, deeply personal lyrics.
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Mystery Artists
Mystery

One of those Record Store Day titles that is still around. These Mystery Artist records could literally be by anyone but if you were hoping to here some rare Kraftwerk song then you ears might be given a flush by the Ramones and Husker Du who we can reveal are the artists in question here. Bag a slice of potentially collectible history. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Flaming Lips
Bad Days

‘Bad Days’ is part of a series of three 10’’ EP’s to mark the twentieth anniversary of The Flaming Lips critically acclaimed seventh album ‘Clouds Taste Metallic’. Each EP includes material previously only available on CD and they’re all on different coloured vinyl. Featuring primitive demos of ‘She Don’t Use Jelly’ and ‘Giraffe’, this is a rare treasure for any Flaming Lips fan.
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Houndmouth
Little Neon Limelight

Not a metal band but in fact catchy pop at its finest, Houndmouth have released another eleven track album for anybody who loves to bob their head to a sturdy beat with some polyphonic vocals thrown in. Little Neon Limelight sees the Indiana quartet continue on its path of unpretentious and terribly pleasant pop songs.
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Will Butler
Policy

Policy is the debut solo LP from Arcade Fire’s Will Butler. Though with contributions from Jeremy Gara and various other musicians, most of the music here was played by Butler himself. Using traditional song structures and clean arrangements, Policy depicts a variety of clashing emotions, and recalls the best in American music both new and old: think the Violent Femmes, The Breeders, The Modern Lovers, Dylan and Smokey Robinson. 
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Half Japanese
Volume 3: 1990-1995

The reissue campaign of the whole Half Japanese oeuvre continues with Volume 3: 1990 - 1995, which serves up their three albums from that period, We Are They Who Ache With Amorous Love, Fire In The Sky and Hot. Wild, skronky mad-rock from these noisy masters, full of explosive childish energy. Triple CD set on Fire.
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Fawn Spots
From Safer Place

Fast incredulous punks Fawn Spots take a spot on the floor and listen to the sounds of Husker Du and their likes, hoping one day they can make something half as punx. Forward however many years and From Safer Place tears things up in all the right ways, maintaining that screeching, unfiltered energy but tempering it with honest-to-god pop music.
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Cold War Kids
Hold My Home

In my age baffled state I'd have said Cold War Kids would be a bit 'punk rock' but the track I just heard was kinda 'heartland rock' with a big booming foghorn of a voice belting it out. Like the Hold Steady crossed with an air raid siren. Sure to get bagfuls of airplay on XFM.  They've played 'Live at Third Man' so they can't be all bad. We'll have to see.
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Evans The Death
Expect Delays

These catchy-song producing kids have undergone some line-up changes, but the songs still retain their qualities. Evans the Death’s second album is promised to further venture in their own direction, and as with all second albums, we’re eager to see which path that is. Expect Delays is almost here, and apart from the wait, we don’t know what to tell you to expect...
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Aerial
Put It This Way In The Headlines

Featuring members of Simian Ghost, No Coda and Alpha Mound, Swedish collaborators Aerial have produced the perfect and uniquely Aerial mix of post-rock sincerity and an almost poppy/singalong songwriting style. ‘Put It This Way In The Headlines’ is a chillingly atmospheric record with all the visual depth and power of bands like God Speed You Black Emperor, Tortoise or Mogwai.
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Motorama
Poverty

If you’ve heard enough UK and American variations on the Joy Division post-punk sound, why not try a Russian version? Motorama are just that, though I don’t mean to disparage the the quality of their approach. Poverty is their third album, and the fact that Talitres are spreading this beyond Russia points towards an exciting future.
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John Wesley Coleman III / Followed By Static
Personality Pancake / Bacon Bear


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Good Son

A seminal album from Australia’s finest gets the reissue treatment from Mute. Recorded during Nick Cave’s loved up Brazilian period, The Good Son sees him in a chipper mood following the dark and downbeat sound on Tender Prey. Out on CD + DVD set & vinyl LP w/download code from Mute.
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Foo Fighters
Sonic Highways

This year, Dave Grohl was commissioned to travel over the States and document different recording studios, investigating their own distinct sounds and personalities. HBO then turned the footage into 'Sonic Highways', following the band as they made their eighth, probably rawking, certainly growled and definitely guitar-slidin' record. This here is that record, which serves as a snapshot of American studios and their subtle differences. Nice promotional campaign, you guys.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Krill
A Distant Fist Unclenching

A Distant Fist Unclenching by Krill was produced by Justin Pizzoferato, who has also worked with fellow Bostonians, Dinosaur Jr and Speedy Ortiz. The album marks a progression in their sound whilst keeping everything that was good about their earlier recordings. Their complex and unusual take on indie rock is enhanced by vocals that range from a gentle whisper to furious snaps.
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Torche
Restarter

Torche are monoliths of the heavy rock scene whose ascent to power came about through a clash of infectiously heavy melodies perfectly complimented by grungey, downtuned, discordant rock. Their debut album with Relapse, 'Restarter' is a ten song manifesto of thunderous, heavy rock glory. In spite of it’s undisputable heaviness it has a pop sensibility that leaves you humming along for days.

The Black Ryder
The Door Behind The Door

Filled with gentle, carefully built pop songs that swell to a dreamy climax, The Black Ryder is finally back with their sophomore record. The Door Behind the Door promises to please fans of rich, lush pop songs with emotion weight, to draw you into the dreamworld this soft and somehow real world, created specially for you.
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Twerps
Range Anxiety

Twerps have spent some time touring with indie rock's chillest, including Real Estate and notorious shoe merchant Mac Demarco. Their record, Range Anxiety -- which, from its title, sounds one half Pavement, one half Parquet Courts -- continues to show off their talents for polishing up twee pop songs into something fuller, with sweet melodies upended by the kind of chords that backed up Days and Atlas. Beautiful, easy breezy and emotive. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

OK Junior
The Floating Formation EP


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The Black Angels
Passover

The Black Angels are a psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas. Passover is their debut album. The band describe themselves as playing “Native American drone ‘n’ roll”. This psych-rock classic is available on a limited edition cassette of 1500 hand-numbered copies in a custom made stoughton tip-on box.

A Place To Bury Strangers
Transfixiation

Kings of the effects pedal A Place To Bury Strangers have a new album out after a heavy couple of years touring and writing in Brooklyn. The band have taken an experimental step forward, but still pack a punch with noise-infused rocky smashers. Their love of Joy Division still shines through. On CD and vinyl.
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Bad History Month / Dust From 1000 Years
Famous Cigarettes

Their name must be hip, because it’s ironic: Dust from a 1000 Years doesn’t sound old at all, but rather fresh. Which is really just a crazy coincidence because it’s not a Bad History Month at all, seeing as it brought us this swell split EP! Which, I might add, is limited to 308 (curious number right) copies in colors and everything!
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Mourn
Mourn

Mourn like the old-school punks, but, like, the good ones that we don't listen to enough: they cite the song-writing of PJ Harvey as an influence, as well as the lo-fi indie pop antics of Sebadoh. Their sound is fitting: Mourn has confrontation at all costs, and drives home its ideas through a flash-in-the-pan resilience and rawness.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Alabama Shakes
Sound & Color

Progressing confidently from their classic rock origins, Alabama Shakes deliver a crisp and funky album in the form of Sound & Color. Recorded in Nashville, they retain that Southern personality whilst clearly spending more time on the minutiae of songwriting. Out on 2LP ltd clear vinyl, 2LP vinyl and CD from Rough Trade.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Grinderman
Grinderman

If Nick Cave didn't have enough to in 2007 dealing with his Bad Seeds he set up Grinderman as a more rock orientated project to explore once again the murky scuzz racket of his earlier band the Birthday Party. The first fruits of the project was this self titled debut which also featured Cave's long term right hand man Warren Ellis (the Dirty Three). The result was a raw and primal offering, sonically at odds with the more gentle yearning of his Bad Seeds work.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Cold War Kids
Behave Yourself


  • CD single (VVR731656)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

LR Rockets
Lovesucker/ Cameron


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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

Originally released in 1997, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ album The Boatman’s Call was a move toward the more gracefully melancholic from the gloomy Antipodean from the previous Murder Ballads, with his most personal album to date. A classic for anyone who doesn't own it yet, and Nick Cave’s most critically acclaimed work. CD and DVD on Mute.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Districts
A Flourish And A Spoil

'A Flourish And A Spoil’ is Pennsylvania rockers’ debut LP through Fat Possum Records. Produced by the ever-reliable John Congleton, who has previously worked with St. Vincent and Angel Olsen, its bluesy garage rock aesthetic, uplifting guitar and feedback serves as an appropriate follow-up to the band’s debut EP released earlier in 2014. Nostalgic but ragged at the edges. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Enter Shikari
The Mindsweep

It's the skramz kids! Enter Shikari's deeply sighed post-hardcore emotions are on display agaiin, presented ecstatically on 'The Mindsweep', which continues to see the band swing wildly between the punky fury of the Blood Brothers, the obnoxious EDM of Skrilly, the prog metal of System of a Down and infectuous indie melodies that recall early Bloc Party. One for the danceflo-- uh, see you in the pi-- umm. I don't even know.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

A.C. Temple / The Wedding Present
Miss Sky / Undercurrent

Finally out on vinyl again, this 7” is practically free with any order. Originally released with Ablaze! magazine, the A.C. Temple / The Wedding Present split single, featuring the songs Miss Sky and Undercurrent, makes the excellent addition to your order, not to mention its role in expanding your record collection’s late 80s rock credibility.

Murder By Death
Big, Dark Love

Country pub rock from Indiana’s Murder By Death. With fifteen years in the business the lighters in the air anthemic nature of these ten songs boast an earned authenticity not always present with this nostalgic, folksy band. Still, Big, Dark Love is sure to soundtrack a few emotional bromance film sequences. Out on CD & vinyl LP from Bloodshot.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Snowblink
Long Live


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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
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Perfect Pussy
I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling

I Have Lost Desire For All Feeling first gained attention when it was self-released as a demo EP back in 2013. Subsequently, Perfect Pussy's brand of urgent and febrile noise-punk continued to prevail with their 2014 debut LP Say Yes To Love being critically praised. And now, their debut release gets the attention it deserves with a vinyl and CD repress. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Ty Segall
Lemons

Because the fruit equivalent of garage punk is in fact lemons -- citrus is full of lo-fi potential, don't you know -- Ty Segall once called a thing Lemons, and this is that thing. This smattering of psych melds '60s melodies with atmospherics of a dystopian decade that has yet to come. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

All The Young
Welcome Home


  • CD (0825646604012)
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  • Limited edition
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Half Japanese
Volume 2 : 1987-1989

Wow, three whole Half Japanese records in one set! Volume 2 provides you with ‘Music To Strip By’ (1987), ’Charmed Life (1988) and ‘The Band That Would Be King’ (1989). I’m sure you would agree that that is a very healthy portion of these arty-punky-silly legends. Nicely designed booklets and packaging from the band’s own Jad Fair.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Dinner Party
Swinging


  • Tape (LD-002)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Emperor Yes
An Island Called Earth

Emperor Yes is a trio moulded from producer Ash Gardner (known for work with singer-songwriter Emmy the Great), Adam Betts of math rock crew Three Trapped Tigers, and Hugo Sheppard, who was one half of indie pop duo Summer Camp. They come together in a new incarnation to make some truly cosmic rock that focuses on the blustery vocal harmonies and lush arrangements. That's what happens when you get three eccentrics together. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Decemberists
What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

Most albums by The Decemberists have a strong narrative running through them (see The Hazards Of Love for example), but for this record, the band apparently let the songs develop into whatever forms seemed right. Consequently, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World is The Decemberists in a different mode: should be interesting!
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The 1975
The 1975

Who knew that when we watched Tim Healy on Auf Weidersen Pet and Denise Welch on Coronation Street that together they would make Matthew Healy who would found one of the biggest bands of the 2000s so far. This their debut started the process for they multi-layered eclectic approach bringing in electro-pop, emo and R & B to their on-the-surface rock band format. Their out-of-step 80s influences struck a chord particularly with younger listeners and the band have gone on to be hugely successful with further records featuring much longer titles than this one. 

Purling Hiss
Dizzy Polizzy

Dizzy Polizzy started life as a CDR containing six early recordings, circa 2004, Purling Hiss main man Mike Polizze had made with the help of drummer Ben Leaphart. By 2011, due to growing demand, Polizze made Dizzy Polizzy into a tour-only cassette which contained the original six tracks plus a few later recordings that fit the bill. Now, with demand even greater, Dizzy Polizzy is released as an LP! 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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