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Calexico
Seasonal Shift

Nearly quarter of a century into their career, Joey Burns and John Convertino present their first festive album as Calexico. Spanning intimate songs recorded by themselves to full-cast blowouts with collaborators like Bombino, Gaby Moreno and Gisela João, ‘Seasonal Shift’ grew from an EP to a full albums project. Contains originals and covers of songs from the likes of John Lennon and Tom Petty.
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Black Country, New Road
For the first time

London post-rock septet Black Country, New Road hail from the famed Brixton Windmill scene (Fat White Family, black midi etc). 'For the first time' is their debut album and follows the highly-rated singles ‘Athens, France’ and ‘Sunglasses’. The engaging, literate lyrics contain stories of terrible sex and tabloid pop culture references whilst the music is reminiscent of Slint and Sonic Youth experimenting with jazz maybe.

The Dudley Corporation
Everyone Does Everything Wrong


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Cuffed Up
Cuffed Up

A Los Angeles-based group who formed through a mutual love of British punk’s recent resurgence, Cuffed Up continue to ride the wave of hype and expectation that started with 2019's AA-sided single on their self-titled first album. Channelling alternative rock titans such as Pixies and Sonic Youth as well as the raw anger of new British punks like Shame, ‘Cuffed Up’ is an exciting debut.
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TV Priest
Uppers

Yet another promising post-punk band to have emerged from these isles in the last few years, London-based quartet TV Priest unleash their debut studio album. Off the back of two BBC 6Music-championed singles in 2020 alone - ‘Runner Up’ and ‘House of York’ - 'Uppers' is a ferocious, politically conscious headlong charge drawing down on industrial and classic punk influences.
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Black Box Recorder
Life Is Unfair

Black Box Recorder serve up a pretty damn definitive boxset here for those either wanting a comprehensive introduction to these 90’s indiemen or for long term fans who want the tasty rarities. Life Is Unfair contains three albums as well as an extra CD of rare and unreleased stuff (BBC Sessions, remixes and the like) and a DVD of a 2008 live performance. All for a very fair price on One Little Indian.

Jeff Buckley
Grace

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The Mountain Goats
The Life Of The World To Come


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black midi
Talking Heads / Crows Perch

Soon-to-be-massive Londoners black midi are trying very hard to adopt an enigmatic persona with a series of low key releases such as the bmbmbm (we told you they were enigmatic) 7" on Speedy Wunderground. Finally they release their first big thing and it's of no surprise that Rough Trade have snapped them up. Their sound is energetic, danceable, accessible but also somewhat original. We haven't got many of these so you'll need to be quick to get on board.     
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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.

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.  

The Fiery Furnaces
Down at the So and So on Somewhere

Having collectively released eight solo albums between them since their last album they released together as The Fiery Furnaces over a decade ago, Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger finally unpause their career together. A brand new 7” single available on Third Man, ‘Down At The So And So On Somewhere’, picks up where they left off brilliantly. 
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The White Stripes
There's No Home For You Here / I Fought Piranhas

The White Stripes invite you to remember a time when they released killer singles and existed as a band and whatnot; that time had something to do with an Elephant, if I recall, and "There's No Home For You Here" is invited along in the crew of 7"s that seeks to canonize their best moment. Comes with a b-side known as "I Fought Piranhas".
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Kelley Stoltz
Crockodials

Regular guitar pop guy Kelley Stoltz recorded his full album cover of Echo & the Bunnymen's 1980 album Crocodiles back in 2001 but it only just snuck out on a tour CD in 2006. Still, it won him a place playing guitar in the legendary Liverpudlian's live set up on their 2016 tour so now is the time for a vinyl re-issue which contains a bonus 7" of his recording further Bunnymen covers aged 14!
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Blood Wizard
Western Spaghetti

Mmmm spaghetti. Blood Wizard is the project of Cai Burns, Nottingham-based starlet and frontman of Kagoule. On 'Western Spaghetti' Burns delivers an "anything goes" set that takes inspiration from the likes Arthur Russell, Dean Blunt and Adrianne Lenker. A completely standalone soundworld created by the protagonist with a folky undertone beneath the up-and-down sonics. 
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Kelly Jones
Don't Let The Devil Take Another Day

Kelly Jones is known for being the frontman of successful Welsh rock band Stereophonics. ‘Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day’ sees him reworking some of his band’s classics and lesser-known songs along with a pair of tracks from his 2007 solo album ‘Only The Names Have Been Changed’. To top off this twenty-one-track comp Jones has recorded a version of the Kris Kristofferson classic ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’.
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Arctic Monkeys
Live At The Royal Albert Hall

With proceeds going to War Child in light of the funding shortfall the charity has faced with the Coronavirus lockdown, Arctic Monkeys release ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’. Recorded in June 2018 at the start of their tour for ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’, the setlist features twenty tracks spanning their hugely successful career.
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Lucero
When You Found Me

Now entering their third decade together, American country-rock/punk outfit Lucero arrive at their tenth studio album. ‘When You Found Me’ saw them team up with producer Matt Ross-Spang once again and record at the iconic Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis. Inspired by fairytales and traditional stories that lead singer Ben Nichols reads with his young daughter, 'When You Found Me' casts this lore into modern settings.
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Guided By Voices
Styles We Paid For

A little issue like the almost complete shut-down of the music industry because of a deadly pandemic was never likely to prevent Robert Pollard from continuing to make music. Incredibly, ‘Styles We Paid For’ is Guided By Voices’ third album of 2020 alone and thirty-second in total. Recorded remotely in five different states, it’s heavy on Pollard’s latent passions for arena rock but also filled with bizarro imagery that feels particularly apt this year.

Bob Mould
Distortion: 1989-2019

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Mourn
Self Worth

Now on their fourth studio album, Catalonian indie-rock quartet Mourn delve into some painfully relevant themes on Self Worth. Exploring the idea of inevitable personal change in the context of a world that now seems to have been irrevocably changed itself, it’s a dozen songs of melodic, outspoken punk rattled off in just over half an hour. 

Baby In Vain
See Through

Danish trio Baby In Vain unveil their second studio album. Building on their debut, 2017’s ‘More Nothing’, ‘See Through’ follows in a proud lineage of scuzzy, rebellious art-rock. Plenty of this record is in the vein of groups like Sonic Youth, but 'See Through' also finds time to explore the realms of dream-pop and shoegaze.

Black Foxxes
Black Foxxes

The eponymous album by Black Foxxes is the band’s third outing, and it sees the Exeter alt-rock three-piece mixing grunge with indie sensibilities. These songs range from the chugging riff and ripped vocals of opener ‘Badlands’ to the more expansive, haunting ‘Swim’. Some of it sounds like early-Cure being covered by a screamo band, other parts have a Cigarettes After Sex vibe.

J Mascis
Fed Up And Feeling Strange (Live And In Person 1993-1998)

J Mascis branched out from his role in the incredibly influential Dinosaur Jr. in the mid-Nineties. This new 3xCD set ‘Fed Up And Feeling’ documents some unplugged and acoustic live performances from that time. You've got three albums here: ‘Live At CBGB’ captures Mascis’ first-ever solo show at the legendary New York venue in 1993; ‘Martin + Me’ documents his US tour of 1995; and there’s another disc capturing sundry other live recordings made up until 1998, all of which previously unreleased. In all, it’s an interesting insight into the underlying songwriting strengths of an artist usually associated with raw power.

J Mascis
Martin + Me

In the mid-90s J Mascis branched out from his role in the incredibly influential Dinosaur Jr. to make moves as a solo artist. 1996's ‘Martin + Me’ was the first solo record he released. This live album contains originals, Dinosaur Jr. standards and covers of the likes of The Smiths, Carly Simon and Lynyrd Skynyrd, all done in a pleasingly stirring anti-folk style.
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Mudhoney
Real Low Vibe – The Reprise Recordings 1992-1998

While their name is synonymous with Sub Pop, Seattle’s alternative rock pioneers Mudhoney moved to the majors for a large part of the Nineties, signing with Reprise Records for three studio albums. ‘Real Low Vibe - The Reprise Recordings 1992-1998’ is a complete document of those years, gathering up three entire studio albums - 1992’s ‘Piece Of Cake’, 1995’s ‘My Brother The Cow’ and 1998’s ‘Tomorrow Hit Today’ - plus B-sides, live recordings and the promo-only live album ‘On Tour Now’ over four CDs.
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Alain Johannes
Hum

Alain Johannes was a founding member of Los Angeles alt. rockers Eleven way back in 1990. Since then he has contributed to recordings by Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Mark Lanegan, Chris Cornell and many, many others. His latest solo album, Hum, comes following recovery from loss and battles with his health.  
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Cloud Nothings
The Black Hole Understands

Cloud Nothings give a physical release to their seventh studio album ‘The Black Hole Understands’ after it emerged on Bandcamp earlier in 2020. Remotely recorded by Dylan Baldi and Jayson Gerycz in the first few weeks of the Coronavirus lockdown, the lo-fi energy of the album recalls the post-hardcore/noise-rock outfit’s earliest, pre-’Attack On Memory’ music.
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The Cool Greenhouse
Alexa! / The End Of The World

The Cool Greenhouse are an update on those bands - The Fall, Half Man Half Biscuit and most obscurely I, Ludicrous - who peddle entertaining poetry over post-punk riffs. It's the perfect format with which to write songs that tap into the Zeitgeist and reflect modern life. Their latest offering is this non-LP 7". The A-side is a tribute to that thing in the corner of the room a lot of us shout at (not your partner, though that's probably true of many people as well ...).
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Rossall
The Last Glam In Town

If it weren't for the actions of their disgraced leader, we'd probably now be citing the Glitter Band as forbearers of a particular type of rhythmic stomp that could even (bear with me on this) have a line in to the beat-heavy neo-glam of the likes of Animal Collective. Original leader John Rossall left after their second album and only now has dared return to the fray. Incredibly here he collaborates with the likes of members of the Nightingales and the Membranes. It's good to be back. 

Yo La Tengo
And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

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Bingo Harry
Bingo Harry

Formed around former Fall member Martin Bramah, Bingo Harry is an intriguing project about which comparatively little is known at the time of writing. This eponymous record sees a demo version of the weary yet defiant ‘If They Ever Lay A Finger On Us’, which appeared on Blue Orchids’ 2015 record 'Righteous Harmony Fist', collected alongside further demos and home recordings. Sounds a bit like LA Priest and Connan Mockasin.
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Arab Strap
The Turning Of Our Bones

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Mike Krol
Mike Krol is Never Dead : The First Two Records

Responding to popular demand, Merge reissues its compilation of Mike Krol’s first two self-released studio albums along with a bonus disc of rarities and demos that were previously only available digitally. ‘Mike Krol Is Never Dead’ gathers the garage-rocker's 2011 album ‘I Hate Jazz’ and its 2013 successor ‘Trust Fund’.

Hamilton Leithauser
Live at Café Carlyle

This live album from The Walkmen’s frontman Hamilton Leithauser captures him in his 2020 residency at New York’s Café Carlyle, a lavish Upper East Side venue that’s seen performances from jazz legends and rock icons alike. Live At Café Carlyle consists of ten live tracks, including covers of Big Thief, Lana Del Rey and Randy Newman. 

Holy Sons
Raw and Disfigured

Holy Sons is the solo project of Emil Amos from Portland, Oregon. He is also known for his work with experimental band Grails, heavy metal group OM and Lilacs & Champagne. Holy Sons' music is informed by both classic rock and indie-rock but is also suffused by an indefinable quality that is sympathetic yet brooding. 'Raw and Disfigured' is Amos' sixteenth album, and if features Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth on drums. On Thrill Jockey.

Eels
Earth To Dora

Earth To Dora is the thirteenth studio album by Eels. Mark ‘E’ Everett is the only constant member of the band and this time his motley crew of musicians were Koool G Murder, The Chet and P-Boo. The songs were written pre-pandemic, but E hopes there still comfort to be found in them. Includes the single Are We Alright Again.
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Dope Body
Crack a Light

Baltimore power trio Dope Body split in 2016 after endless touring and recording, but now they're back! Here Dope Body return with 'Crack A Light', their first album in five years and fifth album in all. The band’s trademark energetic rock is all present and correct, a pounding sonic assault seasoned with guitar loops and effects. On Drag City.
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Jason Simon
A Venerable Wreck

I know that feeling. This is the solo recordings of Jason Simon of Dead Meadow where he steers somewhat away from his parent band's exploratory psych rock and towards a singer-songwriter territory that never settles on one particular style.  Features guest spots from his Dead Meadow pals as well as members of the Black Angels and the Warlocks. 
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The Bitter Springs
(Suburban Crimes Of) Every Happiness

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Cavernzz
II

Milton Keynes-based songwriter Luke Bolitho, who records under the name Cavernzz, makes his debut on the fast-rising Warm Laundry imprint with his second album 'II'. This outing finds Bolitho adding layers of twitchy electronica to the melodic, poppy aesthetic which has characterised his previous output.

The Monkeywrench
Electric Children

Formed by Mudhoney’s Mark Arm and Steve Turner, The Monkeywrench were an often-overlooked gem in the Seattle grunge scene’s crown. Their second studio album, 1999’s ‘Electric Children’, displayed the full extent of their power. The record was both rawer and more controlled than the debut LP The Monkeywrench released eight years previously. Remastered by the record’s original producer Jack Endino for this reissue.
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Howe Gelb & A Band Of Gypsies
Alegrias

Howe Gelb is, of course, the man from Giant Sand. He has also had a long and circuitous solo career. In 2010 Gelb made 'Alegrias', an album where he hooked up with Band of Gypsies in order to blend his sun-scorched desert-rock with flamenco beats. The result was one of his best albums, and now 'Alegrias' comes reissued with a poster, postcards and bonus tracks. 

bdrmm
The Bedroom Tapes

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Frank Turner & Jon Snodgrass
Buddies II: Still Buddies

Frank Turner and Jon Snodgrass are good pals ... buddies, you might say. Ten years ago, they had a good time making a record together - cut to the present day, they've decided to do it again. However, this time around the COVID lockdown means they've had to do it over the internet wires. The same lighthearted style of camaraderie shines through on 'Buddies II: Still Buddies' - despite the distance involved, this is an album that's poignant, funny and heartfelt.   
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Paddy Hanna
The Hill

Concerning his Catholic upbringing, 'The Hill' is the new album from Irish singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna. Backed by a band consisting of Adam Faulkner and Daniel Fox from Girl Band, Badhands’ Daniel Fitzpatrick and Jill Redmond, 'The Hill' uses the settings of abandoned railway stations and boatyards to give it a sense of time and place. Sonically it's got both the ramshackle energy of Fat White Family and harmonious craft of The Magnetic Fields.

William DuVall
One Alone

William DuVall is of course the be-shaded singer in none other than grunge legends Alice In Chains. Here, he creates a bona fide solo album in that it comprises of just DuVall's acoustic guitar and voice, stripping off all the ephemera and nuts and bolts to leave the listener with the singer's true honest vision. Comparisons have already been made to Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley so regardless of what you think of his parent group, this could be a career swerve to keep an eye on. 
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Will Butler
Generations

The first solo album from Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler in five years. With a more epic scope than the snippets that characterised Policy back in 2015, Generations is a searching record that finds its author questioning his place in American society, and where that society is going in these troubled times. 
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Liars
Liars

Possibly the most famous of the Liars LPs (though ‘Drums Not Dead’ may have something to say about that), the band’s 2007 eponymous effort still confounds and thrills in equal measure. There’s noisy, couched rock in here - think the outer fringes of pre-‘Float On’ Modest Mouse - but this often comes up against a whirligig post-industrialism reminiscent of Coil. The influence of Liars’ Berlin forebears Einstürzende Neubauten can also be felt.
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Fu Manchu
California Crossing

Stoner rock dudes Fu Manchu get a reissue of their 2002 album California Crossing on At The Dojo Records, these guys were doing this sort of stuff way before the likes of Kyuss and Sleep were chonging their way through a mountain of recreation herbal hand rolled cigarettes, the original 2002 version of this currently fetches up to 60 quid on Discogs so pick up a copy while it's at a decent price.
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R.I.P.
Dead End

As you might expect from the band name and the artwork, R.I.P. make sleazy grunge and doom metal that takes as much inspiration from the soundtracks of John Carpenter as it does from metal overlords like Black Sabbath. This is their heaviest work yet, faster and anxiety inducing with shards of guitar attack over the sludge/doom rhythm section. The faint hearted need not apply.  
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Hugo Race & The True Spirit
Starbirth

Briefly a member of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds during their mid-Eighties blood-and-thunder period, Australian singer and guitarist Hugo Race now releases the first album in five years with his long-running backing band The True Spirit. A weighty double-album dealing with Australia’s bushfire crisis and the coronavirus pandemic, 'Starbirth' is an ambitious mix of post-rock, electronica and orchestral music.

The Besnard Lakes
The Besnard Lakes are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings

Canadian indie-rock/shoegaze outfit The Besnard Lakes are dropping their first studio album in nearly half a decade. A sprawling seventy-two-minute continuous suite of songs, ‘The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings’ encapsulates everything brilliant about the band and ought to be remembered as their magnum opus. 
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Deerhoof
Breakup Song

Arriving at a time when Deerhoof were experimenting with form and content to a greater extent than at any other point in their career - and that's saying something - the band's eleventh studio album ‘Breakup Song’ was released in late 2012. Consisting of eleven pithy songs of heartbreak delivered in almost exactly half an hour, it was another glittering demonstration of the band’s commitment to reinvention. tUnE-yArDs, 'Paul's Boutique', Liars, it's all in there.
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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.
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Vivian Girls
Everything Goes Wrong

Released barely a year after their self-titled debut, 2009’s ‘Everything Goes Wrong’ is the second studio album from Vivian Girls. In the same spirit of ramshackle, single-take explosions of Ramones energy, punky wiriness and indie-rock melody as that aforementioned debut, 'Everything Goes Wrong' doubled down on the aesthetic that divided critics so much at the time.

Magik Markers
2020

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SWANS
Where Does A Body End?

'Where Does A Body End?' is an intimate portrait of perhaps the most intense, fearsome band ever to walk the planet - Swans. This film follows Swans from their confrontational roots through to their late-80s attempt to infiltrate the mainstream, subsequent break-up, and later reformation as grizzled veterans of the avant-garde. Featuring hours of unseen footage this is sure to be a fascinating watch for rabid fans as well as those interested in a good story.

Fugazi
Fugazi

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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. 

Arcade Fire
Everything Now

Did you know that Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler is so tall that they need to make him look smaller on stage so he doesn’t tower over everyone/thing? Here is their first new material in a bit. The lead track follows on from the ridiculous Reflektor in being completely absurd. It has several sections one of which is almost listenable. They’ve gone against the grain of most modern music thought and included a panpipe. Then there’s a big fucking conclusion with the whole of Canada singing along. 
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The Fall
The Idiot Joy Show

The Idiot Joy Show was one of those the Fall live albums that appeared from time to time when Mark E. Smith mislaid the rights to his live recordings. It features the band in 1995 which of course means that it was the six headed line-up that featured Brix Smith (again). This era would end in total pandemonium but the band would be a fascinating and grotesque live draw. It's all here on vinyl should you want to take a peek.  

Julien Baker
Little Oblivions

‘Little Oblivions’ is the third studio LP by US singer and guitarist Julien Baker. On previous albums she has poured out her soul, sparsely backed by guitar or piano, but this time out her indie-rock/indie-folk/slowcore musings come fleshed out with bass, drums, mandolin, keyboards and banjo. If previous records ‘Sprained Ankle’ and ‘Turn Out The Lights’ are anything to go by then this will be well worth parting with your cash for. Also, 'Little Oblivions' Baker's first solo album since collaborating with Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus in Boygenius.

Wallows
Remote EP

Wallows are a US alt-rock band from Los Angeles, fronted by actors Dylan Minnette and Breaden Lemasters. 'Remote EP' is the band’s first new music following their 2019 debut album 'Nothing Happens', an LP which spawned the hit 'Are You Bored Yet?' (a tune which featured singer-songwriter Clairo). More peppy pop in the Haim mode.

The Fall
Schtick: Yarbles Revisited

Beggar’s Banquet are launching the next phase of their Fall reissue campaign, hooray hooray! The curiously (kuriously?) titled Schtick: Yarbles Revisited compiles This Nation’s Saving Grace era singles along with their 1985 Peel Sessions, all rounded out with an old track first heard in 2011. Quality odds and ends from your friendly neighbourhood Fall.
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Arctic Monkeys
Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair

Thankfully Domino keep these Arctic Monkeys 7"s in print  - each a little essential part of their history. We were all worried about Arctic Monkeys at this stage thinking they'd lost their personas and gone down a Queens of the Stone Age-produced vacuum but with the benefit of hindsight and that they got out the other side it seems somewhat clearer what they were doing. Features non LP B side I.D.S.T. 

Arctic Monkeys
Teddy Picker

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E
Complications

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

The Raconteurs
Help Me Stranger / Somedays (Alternate Version)

Kind of like a modern day Travelling Wilburys in both sound and personnel, the Raconteurs released their third album Help Us Stranger last summer to excellent sales. Now the sorta title track is coming out as a 7". It's an acoustic rock song with lots of guitar licks - really rootsy. On the other side you get an alternate take on their song Somedays.  
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Big Stick
LP

Sometimes, a name is all you need. Something about the phrase Big Stick tickles me more than I can express. But less about me. The band are back with the less well named LP, their first album proper in 15 years. Completely anarchic punk nonsense, rarely have two musicians sounded like they were having so much fun.
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Anamanaguchi
Endless Fantasy

Anamanaguchi might not be the easiest name to say after a week on the X Box but they are the purveyors of 8 bit behind the soundtrack for the Scott Pilgrim video game. Originally released in 2013, Endless Fantasy is a joyous splurge of instrumental music made using broken Nintendos and Game Boys alongside proper instruments. 
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Palace
Someday, Somewhere

London’s epic indie-rock band Palace follow their 2019 album life After with an EP, Someday Somewhere. All the songs come from the Life After sessions. It includes the single I’ll Be Fine and  bonus track, Trouble on the Water, which was previously available on Hoxa Sessions EP. On Fiction.

Nothing But Thieves
Moral Panic

Moral Panic is the third album by Southend rock band Nothing But Thieves. The two singles from the album, Real Love Song and Is Everybody Going Crazy? have been getting some serious airplay on Radio 1. The album was produced by Mike Crossey who has helmed albums by Arctic Monkeys, Wolf Alice and The 1975, a man who knows how to make hit albums. On RCA.

The Clouds
Tranquil

There have been so many bands called The Clouds that it is hard to know where to start. There's the Australian The Clouds from the late '80s ... then the Manchester The Clouds from the '90s - not forgetting the 60s group Clouds, and Glaswegian hard techno duo Clouds. This one here is the Glasgow-based band (not techno group) who actually had an indie top-20 hit with this tune 'Tranquil' (to the annoyance presumably of all the other The Clouds). Repressed from 12" onto 7" for this Optic Nerve reissue.  
  • Vinyl 7" (ON302)
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The House Of Love
Christine

Optic Nerve reissues ‘Christine’, the 1988 single from Guy Chadwick and Terry Bickers’ fondly remembered The House of Love. The lead single from (and opening track of) their debut album ‘The House of Love’, 'Christine' reached number four on the UK Indie Charts. Here the soaring, New Order-ish post-punk tune is replicated on 7” vinyl, complete with all B-sides from the original 12” version as well as a postcard and poster. 
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Mammút
Ride The Fire

Ride The Fire is the upcoming fifth studio album from Icelandic alternative rock outfit Mammút. Boasting some striking Storm Thorgerson-esque artwork and with Árni Árnason of The Vaccines behind the production desk, the band lay down more of their trademark dense, atmospheric soundscapes. 

Brutus
Live In Ghent

Following two blisteringly powerful studio LPs of post-hardcore, Belgian trio Brutus announce their first live album. Recorded at Handelsbeurs in May 2019, the double-album package 'Live In Ghent' showcases the band in their natural setting, with virtually every song in the setlist equalling or bettering their studio equivalents. 

Songhoy Blues
Optimisme

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

Mrs. Piss
Self-Surgery

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

Drive-By Truckers
Live From Austin, TX

'Live From Austin, TX' by Drive-By Truckers was recorded whilst they were touring their eighth album 'Brighter Than Creation’s Dark' in 2008. The band was on top form at that point, so it’s lucky it was all recorded, really. As live performances go, this one was right up there from the Americana oddballs. 

Pavement
Westing (By Musket and Sextant)

Compilation of early EPs and singles from probably the best indie rock group to ever exist. It includes all of Pavement’s first three EPs, ‘Slay Tracks’ (1933-1969), ‘Demolition Plot J-7’ and ‘Perfect Sound Forever’, plus the single mix of the classic single ‘Summer Babe’ and its two B-sides. Just in case you needed more Malkmus in your life. 

Porridge Radio
Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers

Following an acceleration of demand in the wake of the band’s Mercury Prize nomination for their 2020 album Every Bad, Memorials of Distinction is re-issuing Porridge Radio’s 2016 debut Rice, Pasta And Other Fillers. Recorded in a shed, barely after the group had begun expanding from being Dana Margolin’s bedroom project, it’s a lo-fi DIY classic. 

Pavement
Terror Twilight

Terror Twilight was the final album by US indie slackers Pavement and was a much more crafted and produced album than earlier efforts. Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich tried to discipline the notoriously loose band which led to tensions between band and producer. The result is a mixed affair sometimes wistful sometimes wilfully obscure but appears more forced that earlier records and is allegedly not one of Stephen Malkmus's favourites. Still, it showcases a next level move for the band before they finally (and it seems terminally) called it a day.  

Pavement
Slanted and Enchanted

This was the Pavement I liked. A sloppy sprawling lo-fi charm fest taking heavy influence from the Velvet Underground and the Fall but stumbling blinking in the sun with classic melodies glinting through the fuzzy production and madcap drumming. On top of that add Malkmus wordplay and you get an eternal classic.   

Pavement
Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement

The Best of Pavement. Their is perhaps no greater accolade in music. From the early, scratchy Debris Slide through to the alternative hits Stereo and Cut Your Hair it's all here in its slacker-rock glory from he only band on the planet who could name a song Wounded-Kite At :17 and have it be the most melodically beautiful thing you heard all year. If you want to make a start on Pavement then buy this. If you want a nostalgic flip through those glory years then buy this. 

Foals
Collected Reworks

They may be a big rock band but Foals have always had an interest in electronica and dance music and have regularly passed their sounds onto producers to get them dancefloor ready. This collection features the usual suspects such as Hot Chip, Kieran Hebden, SebestiAn but also more interestingly Mount Kimbie, Haxan Cloak and a host of others. It's a 3LP release and coming after two separate releases of original material in recent times these Foals are really spoiling us.   
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Mark Lanegan Band
Another Knock At The Door (Iyeara Remixes)

Representing the first time that Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) has permitted an outside artist to rework a whole album, ‘Another Knock At The Door’ is a full-length remix of the Mark Lanegan Band’s 2019 studio LP ‘Somebody’s Knocking’ by darkwave band Iyeara. Iyeara add a primal, grimy and industrial edge to what was already a hard-hitting, synth-led record.
  • Vinyl Double LP (FSR1LP)
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Push The Sky Away

You've heard him repeatedly on Peaky Blinders so if you haven't already caught up with Nick Cave's sixteen or so studio albums with his Bad Seeds then there's no time like the present. Push the Sky Away was his 2013 album which showed that time had withered none of his songwriting and arrangement skills. It's a slow moving record of stripped down songs and heartfelt paeans somewhat at odds perhaps with the more brutal landscapes of his records earlier in the decade but showcasing the more introspective side of his oeuvre.   

Silkworm
In The West

In The West was the second album by the wonderful American indie rockers Silkworm. This reissue has been remastered from the original tape by none other than Steve Albini, who was the album’s original producer. It comes with new liner notes by founding member Tim Midyett and three bonus tracks. Their fans include Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Stephen Malkmus of Pavement.
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girl in red
Beginnings

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Yungblud
Weird!

A VMA nominee and collaborator with Denzel Curry, English guitarist and songwriter Dominic Harrison releases ‘Weird!’, his second album as YUNGBLUD. Following his 2018 debut ‘21st Century Liability’, this represents a more subtle and emotionally complex turn of pace for YUNGBLUD, but the album still bases thrillingly random elements of punk, hip-hop and metal around fundamentally pop song structures. 
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Ed Cosens
Fortunes Favour

Ed Cosens has been quietly contributing bass, guitar and songwriting to Reverend and the Makers for a decade and a half. Now, with 'Fortunes Favour', he’s decided to take centre stage - according to Ed, the time just felt right. He launches his solo career with an album that takes its influences from The Beatles, Richard Hawley and Echo & The Bunnymen.
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Jane's Addiction
Ritual de lo Habitual

Originally released in 1990, 'Ritual De Lo Habitual' was the second studio LP from alternative rock favourites Jane’s Addiction, and the last before their initial break-up. Boasting hit singles in the shape of ‘Stop!’ and ‘Been Caught Stealing’, it raced to half a million sales. It’s now presented on double vinyl for its 30th anniversary. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (0603497846191)
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Wicketkeeper
Shonk

Wicketkeeper are a trio made up from brothers Simon and Alex Morley and Ryan Oxley. They hail from London and Kent. They make DIY guitar pop inspired by US indie greats Sebadoh and Pavement, which should tell you that they’re pretty darn good. The tracks for Shonk have been chosen from a healthy set of 50 which the band recorded. Includes the singles OK, Feeling and the future classic, Spin.

Tobin Sprout
Empty Horses

As Robert Pollard’s trusted lieutenant in Guided By Voices for what many consider to be the band’s golden era, Tobin Sprout is one of American indie’s most valuable creative forces. On this new solo album Empty Horses, he engages with an alternative vision for Americana, available on vinyl and a special ‘bookpack’ CD edition with artwork and lyrics. 
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Mav Karlo
Strangers Like Us

Singer / Songwriter Mav Karlo is probably better known as Canadian musician Menno Vesteeg from indie rockers Hollerado and supergroup Anyway Gang with members of Sloan and Tokyo Police Club. Strangers Like Us follows his mini album Reno Tapes. The album details a period of personal difficulty in an unvarnished fashion - also with some sing along melodies.

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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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. 

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