Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Days of Abandon

Twee creeps The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart continue to delve into romances that make them lovesick and day jobs that make them think of magic netherworlds instead. The pop hooks are as reliable as ever on Days of Abandon, which recalls Heavenly, Haim and Tom Petty all at once. Nice elucidated shoegaze pop for the days when you want someone to whisper their sadness in your ear.
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Pixies
Hollywood Holidays - The Classic 1991 Radio Broadcast

Pixies continue to release every other record in existence with Hollywood Holidays - The Classic 1991 Radio Broadcast, which offers up a recording of a show they played the year they made like the Ramones and said adiós amigos. Following on from the release of final record Trompe le Monde, this performance captures every era of the indie rock band in one short night. 
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Various
Fort George EP

I’ve seen plenty of different colours of vinyl in my time, but ‘beer’ coloured vinyl? Fantastic. The reason for that is that Fort George is a brewery, and this EP of tracks from the Suicide Squeeze label has been pressed to accompany their new Suicide Squeeze IPA! Very neat. I’d like to see a lot more collaborations like this.
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Secret Cities
Walk Me Home


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Saintseneca
Dark Arc

Saintseneca are an emo-tinged indie rock and folk act from Ohio, with principle songwriter Zac Little leading the way. Their Americana reflects the ambitions and uncaring attitude of folk punk artists old and new. 'Dark Arc' is their first record for ANTI-, and adds more flourishes and orchestrations into the mix, for good measure.
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Concrete Knives
Be Your Own King


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British Sea Power
Machineries Of Joy

For all their eccentric ideas, great merchandise and thrilling live shows the actual music of British Sea Power stays in a reliable comfort zone. Theirs is a form of stadium-leaning widescreen rock that sits somewhere amongst the company of The National and Elbow. Machineries Of Joy was their fifth album and as is their want, they found an unusual way of working  - recordings the tracks as EPs then releasing the whole thing as an album once they'd done enough. 

Sleep Kit
Sleep Kit


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The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project
Axels & Sockets


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Eels
The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

Eels 13th album and Mark Everett’s 16th release, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett was inspired by a vaguely explained (by Everett) personal loss and the regret he felt in the aftermath. The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett is available on clear double vinyl, Deluxe 2CD and a standard CD.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Stallone
Mire

Stallone are heavy, fast and technically proficient. Their talent is showcased on their debut 7-track mini-LP Mire. This will appeal to fans of bands like Converge and Dillinger Escape Plan. The album was recorded by Lewis Johns (Vales, Bastions) and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan). Available on extremely limited vinyl LP.  
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Bed Rugs
8th Cloud

Taking their name from the Coen Brothers' classic movie, The Big Lebowski, and taking their musical inspiration from Revolver-era Beatles, Bed Rugs make glorious psychedelic nuggets of guitar pop. 8th Cloud is their full-length debut following on from 2013’s mini album, Rapids. 8th Cloud is available on CD.
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The Crookes
Soapbox

Sheffield four-piece The Crookes met, whilst probably quite drunk, at the Fuzz Club in the city. Soapbox was recorded in Italy in an old church on top of mountain. The band have been fairly prolific since their 2010 inception, releasing a mini album, two full length albums and a single before their latest offering, Soapbox. Soapbox is available on vinyl LP and CD.

More Than Life
What’s Left Of Me

What’s Left Of Me is the new album by More Than Life, or MTL to their friends. More Than Life have been operating successfully as part of the UK underground scene for while now, piling up YouTube views and having their vinyl repressed to cope with demand of shifting units. What’s Left of Me sees the band extend out from their dark yet melodic hardcore roots into alt-rock territory. Available on vinyl LP and CD

Gameface
Now Is What Matters Now

Despite being quietly influential all over the world since they formed in 1990, Gameface have managed to elude the media attention given to their peers. Now Is What Matters Now is the sixth album from the poppy rockin’ punkers. The album was produced by Eric Stenman who has also worked with the likes of Weezer and The Hold Steady. It's available on vinyl LP with download code.
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'68
Midnight


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The Wolfhounds
Anthem / Middle-Aged Freak

Indie rockers The Wolfhounds formed in Romford in 1985. The band split, or went on hiatus, in 1990 after releasing four albums. Anthem/Middle Aged Freaks is the third single they have released since their reformation in 2005, following on from Cheer Up and Divide and Fall, which both received great critical acclaim.

Band of Skulls
Himalayan

Himalayan is the third studio album from saviours of British rock, Band Of Skulls. Their powerful blues riffs, pitch-perfect vocal harmonies and tight playing was overseen by the expertise of producer Nick Launay, who has worked with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, among others. Himalayan is expected to confirm Band of Skulls as powerful purveyors of rock after 2011’s Sweet Sour laid a solid foundation. Himalayan is available on double vinyl LP and CD.
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  • WOO
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Dead Rider
Chills On Glass

Can a dead man make music? Can he still ride horses? Nobody knows, and honestly these questions give me the chills. On glass. Chills on Glass. By Dead Rider. On their newest album, they stray from their old sound once again, creating new music in the contrast between several extremes, always innovating and always leaving you wanting more.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Superchunk
Here's Where the Strings Come In

Merge Records reissues what may or may-not be Superchunk’s greatest album. From 1995, revisit canonical indie-rock hits like ‘Hyper Enough’ and ‘Sunshine State’ on cd and vinyl from the comfort of your own home. Newly package and remastered, there’s loads of extras here too in the form of substantial downloadable material.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
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Superchunk
No Pocky For Kitty

'No Poky For Kitty' is Chapel Hill indie rock kids Superchunk's second studio album. Produced and recorded by Steve Albini in 1991, this sophomore/college rock classic quickly became a fan favourite. Albini is not credited on the record; instead, the linear notes credit the record as, 'Produced with eyes closed by Laura, who sat in the right chair'.
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Superchunk
On the Mouth

Superchunk’s classic third album On The Mouth was originally released in 1993. It was recorded in L.A. with Rocket From The Crypt’s John Reis in the producer’s chair. On The Mouth features the Superchunk favourites The Question Is How Fast, Mower and Precision Auto. Available on 180gm vinyl with download code and CD. Both formats come with previously unreleased tracks available through download.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Superchunk
Foolish

Superchunk’s fourth album Foolish has been remastered from the original master tapes by Jason Ward. Foolish was originally produced by Brian Paulson who has also worked with Wilco and Slint. Includes the singles Driveway to Driveway and The First Part. Available on 180gm vinyl with download code and CD. Both formats come with previously unreleased tracks available through download and an essay by Superchunk drummer John Wurster.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Katastrophy Wife
All Kneel


  • Vinyl LP (DYI001LP)
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Elbow
The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

Another Elbow album, their 6th. The Take Off And Landing Of Everything follows the platinum album Build A Rocket Boys and is likely to continue their ascent into superstardom. Jimi Goodwin from Doves and Manchester’s Halle Orchestra make guest appearances Available on double 180g vinyl LP, digipak CD and standard CD.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
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Spain
Sargent Place

Sargent Place is the 7th studio album by slowcore legends Spain. The album is regarded as being the Los Angeles four-piece’s best work since their 1995 debut, The Blue Moods Of Spain. The band are fronted by Josh Haden who is the son of jazz legend Charlie Haden. Sargent Place features a father-son duet and the string playing of Josh’s sister, Petra Haden. The album is named after the street on which the recording studio was situated in LA’s Echo Park. Sargent Place is available on vinyl LP, with CD and CD.

Solids
Blame Confusion

Solids are a duo from Montreal, weaned on '90s bands like Sonic Youth, Superchunk and Dinosaur Jr. They have an understanding that melodies are best served once they have had to drive their way through walls of distorted guitars, sweat and blood. Blame Confusion is available on vinyl LP and CD.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition
Dark Night of the Soul

Jimbo Mathus was a founding member of The Squirrel Nut Zippers, a kind of rootsy-jazzy-rock ‘n’ roll band who were a success in the US. Dark Night Of The Soul by Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition is more of a raw rock record, the sound coming from the live recording of the songs in the studio. Mathus described the method as “Very Liberating” adding that it is the sound of a band “putting their shit on the line”.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nothing
Guilty Of Everything

Guilty Of Everything is the debut album by Nothing. despite being signed to metal label, Relapse Records, Nothing take their cues from shoegazing maestros My Bloody Valentine and the arena alt. rock of Smashing Pumpkins. The heavy swathes of guitars, introspective, dark lyrics are offset by a certain amount of beauty to create a perfect balance. Guilty Of Everything is available on vinyl LP and CD

Arthur Beatrice
Midland


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Blood Of The Bull
Bend Over


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Maximo Park
Too Much Information

Maximo Park have been at it for some time now, single handedly keeping the North East's hat manufacturers in business while they are at it. Too Much Information was their 2014 album which saw them stretch their guitar based sound into some rather interesting directions. See review for full details. This LP + 2CD edition contains bonus tracks including a covers set with takes on classic tracks by Nick Drake and Mazzy Star amongst others. 

Beat Hotel (featuring Jim Shepherd)
Best of Our Years / The Fire


The Stone Roses
Turns Into Stone

Turns To Stone is an odds and ends compilation that has become a classic in it’s own right. It gathers up the singles, B-sides and other material that The Stone Roses couldn’t squeeze onto their debut album. Containing favourites like ‘One Love’, ‘Elephant Stone’ and ‘Fool’s Gold’, no Roses fan can be without. Deluxe 2LP remastered reissue.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
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Matt Pryor
Wrist Slitter

Former frontman of The Get Up Kids, Matt Pryor was attempting to write a sad album when conceiving Wrist Slitter but he believes that it ended up being exactly the opposite. Matt Pryor has recorded an album that holds dear all of the melodic tendencies of The Get Up Kids and is sure to please fans of the band. Wrist Slitter is available on vinyl LP.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

You Me At Six
Cavalier Youth

You Me At Six just get bigger and bigger with their new album Cavalier Youth set to send them stratospheric. Prior to the release of their new album they have just completed their first headline US tour and had their biggest UK chart hit, things are on the up for this young rock band from Surrey. Available on vinyl LP with download code, CD+DVD set and CD.
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  • BMG
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Live From KCRW

If you can't get enough of Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds then as well as all the studio albums you have to choose from, there's four live albums. The latest of which is Live From KCRW  - a stripped back performance featuring classic material as well as songs from his album at the time Push the Sky Away. With classic Bad Seeds Warren Ellis and Barry Adamson in attendance, this is an intimate reading of some of his best work. 
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Danny And The Nightmares
Death Of Satan

Danny and the Nightmares is the band Daniel Johnston formed with a couple of nearby neighbours in order to make garagey rock 'n' roll. It's no side project as the albums under this name are just as vital as his solo work. Death of Satan is a typical Johnston title as is Mental Illness and the now accurate Daniel Johnston is Dead  - both of which appear here. Great songwriting and blood curdling racket. What is there not to love?  
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Bitches
Bitches


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Orchestra Of Spheres
Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music

The press release for the sophomore LP from Orchestra Of Spheres describes the record as ‘a futuristic bunga-bunga party band for 22nd century boom-boom cults!!’. This phrase, the fact that the thing is called Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music, and that many people use the words ‘fuzzed’ and ‘out’ in relation to the New Zealand band should tell you if this one’s for you or not. Los Campesinos!, The Mars Volta and Animal Collective, please see me after class...
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Various
It’s Been A Business Doing Pleasure With You

Ooooh, bet Matador were really pleased with themselves when they came up with that title. It’s Been A Business Doing Pleasure With You serves as a victory lap with which the Anglo-American label rounds out a triumphant 2013. Features tunes from Kurt Vile, Savages, Queens Of The Stone Age and many more indie big-hitters.
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Faith No More
King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime

King For A Day Fool, For A Lifetime was the fifth album by Faith No More and was originally released in 1995. It was the follow-up to their classic Angel Dust. The album was the band’s first without influential guitarist Jim Martin which meant a change in direction for them. This reissue comes with a second disc of B-sides and rarities, including their Bee Gees cover, I Started A Joke.
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Twinsmith
Honestly

Weezer indebted Twinsmith follow their self-released debut album with Honestly. A well produced slice of radio-friendly pop. B-Side features "1 30" and "Big Deal". Perhaps thinks it's catchier than it is. Out on vinyl 7” on Saddle Creek. Limited to fifty copies in the UK.
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Au.Ra
Au.Ra


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Waves Of Fury
Death Of A Vampire


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Big Sister
Lets Go Fly A Kite / Step Outside

Big Sister are Nico and Joahnna Curwood on vocals and guitar and Remi Lamarcq on bass. Loud noise-fired guitars fuelled by a love for the wah wah pedal not matched since the heady days of Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic. On Crocodile Records, who have vowed to smooth the edges off raw bands and send their music out just the way it should be. A fine sentiment indeed. On cassette tape.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Young Knives
Sick Octave

The Young Knives stab back with their fourth full-length album: Sick Octave. Credit where credit’s due: this work was self-produced and self-released, and for all the band’s occasional inconceivable quirkiness, the individual drive behind the work really pays off. The band's endeavour cannot be faulted.