Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Pinback
Summer In Abaddon (15th Anniversary Edition)

Now I feel old. It's been 15 years since Pinback released 'Summer In Abaddon'-  an album which came after the two albums I really liked by them which are now presumably even older. 'Summer In Abaddon' hardened their lovely guitar pop a little, bringing in more obviously emo-influences to the duos rhetoric. For the uninitiated, these former members of 3 Mile Pilot and Heavy Vegetable are somewhat in the literate style of Death Cab for Cutie. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Tropical Fuck Storm
Braindrops

The Drones were on hiatus but are now officially over. Founding member, Gareth Liddiard and his musical and life partner Fiona Kitschin are carrying on though. They’re rocking out with a new-found purpose in Tropical Fuck Storm. Braindrops is the band’s second album in 18 months, following on from A Laughing Death In Meatspace. Doc At The Radar Station by Captain Beefheart was a big influence on this album, so expect some weird, wonky and wonderful noise.

The Twang
If Confronted Just Go Mad

If Confronted Just Go Mad is the fifth album from Birmingham indie band The Twang. The album is the first to feature female vocals - from two singers they nicked from singer / songwriter Tom Grennan, although I’m sure it was amicable. The album was produced by Neil Claxton of Mint Royale fame and it features a guest appearance by spoken word artist, Polarbear.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Goat Girl
The Man

An indies-only 7” by South London up-and-comers Goat Girl here. ‘The Man’ will appear on their self-titled debut LP, and the track is a good line in the sand for the group. Displaying a similarly sprightly energy to fellow London buzz bands Shame and The Big Moon, the band’s ace up the sleeve are some great droning harmonies that bring to mind the choruses on The Velvet Underground and Nico.
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Corridor
Junior

According to the press release the third album from Quebec's Corridor was recorded yesterday which means it's still as fresh and vital as a brand new tub of humous. Sub Pop got so excited by it that they released it a day after which is good going. It may be bang up to date but their sound is timeless, a mixture of guitar burn and jangle, some post-punk, some psych, lots of fun. What did you do yesterday? Corridor made an album and we'd better get on it before time runs out. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Penelope Isles
Until The Tide Creeps In

Brother/sister duo Penelope Isles hail from Brighton and make fuzz-tinged dream pop. If you have a liking for such things, the likelihood is that you will fall head over heels for this. Until The Tide Creeps In is their debut album. Check out the track 'Chlorine' for a good example of what they do best. On Bella Union.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nirvana
Bleach: Deluxe Edition

Nirvana going round for the first time. 'Bleach' was the beginning of the famed grungers infinite ascendency, and it's now reissued as a lovely deluxe edition with more anthemic dejection than you could ever wish for: a live recording of their Portland show in 1990 (with a few surprises and covers), plus an obscenely long booklet of once-private photos. In summary: Nirvana, Bleach, deluxe.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Yummy Fur
Piggy Wings

Released on Mogwai’s Rock Action label, Piggy Wings is a 14-track career highlights compilation from the beloved Glaswegian indie act The Yummy Fur, favourites of the late John Peel. Active between 1992 and 1999 and fronted by Jackie McKeown, its line-up included three future members of Franz Ferdinand. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mark Lanegan Band
Somebody's Knocking

Somebody’s Knocking is the eleventh solo album by ex-Screaming Trees frontman, Mark Lanegan. Lanegan says that Joy Division, The Stooges, Love and, perhaps surprisingly, New Order have all influenced this album. Despite having always been a fan of electronic music, the sounds are now making their way into his otherwise fags-and-whiskey-drenched gruff rock sound as it’s what he listens to most these days.  
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Cure
THE CURE: 40 LIVE - CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY

A choice of four DVD/BLU-RAY types of an extravaganza of the Cure-ness for all you long term followers and those smitten by their recent Glastonbury triumph. There's two different concerts. One is their Meltdown performance when they played one song of each of their thirteen studio albums and the other is their twenty nine song set at their 40th Anniversary concert at Hyde Park in front of 650000 adoring fans. So much the Cure here it will keep you going all winter. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Melvins
The Maggot & The Bootlicker

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Ipecac Records imprint, as well as the commencement of Melvins’ beloved ‘trilogy’ of albums all released within the space of 12 months, this white and ‘doublemint’ green double LP set collects the first two records out of that triptych - The Maggot and The Bootlicker. 

The Rifles
Great Escape

Who knew that 15 years after their inception that people would still be wanting the Rifles albums? Great Escape was the second album from Chingford's finest originally unleashed in 2009. It had a difficult inception being recorded in three different studios whilst the band found their sound. All came good though as they got one of its songs used in a water commercial as well as on Gavin & Stacey. Ten years later you can now re-buy it on double LP with 8 bonus tracks. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

White Reaper
You Deserve Love

A first major-label release for Louisville-based quintet White Reaper, who’ve been doggedly carving out a name for themselves in the alternative rock scene over the last five years, an ascendancy that has seen them support The Killers. You Deserve Love is the group’s third studio album overall, and arrives on CD and green coloured vinyl. 

Foals
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 2

The days when Foals made the sort of short-circuiting post-punk that had them briefly touted as a math-rock band are long gone. As anyone who’s checked in with the group’s last few records can attest, Yannis et al now deal in a brand of meaty stadium-rock that comes off like an art-school version of Rage Against The Machine. Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 2, the companion piece to the Part 1 that was released earlier this year, continues to lean into this sound.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Patrick Watson
Wave

Wave is the sixth album by Canadian singer / songwriter Patrick Watson and first in four years. Wave is an album about loss and how quickly it can happen and how devastating that loss can be - as if being hit by a wave that wipes everything out. This subject is threaded through the album due Watson’s personal circumstances at the time - the death of his mother, the end of a relationship and his drummer leaving the band. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Elbow
Giants of All Sizes

I like them tall giants, I like them small giants, I like them brown-haired giants, I like them blonde-haired giants… Unfortunately Giants Of All Sizes, the latest LP from stadium-bothering Mancunians Elbow, doesn’t actually include a cover of Calvin Harris’ ‘The Girls’. Shame, that. What the band’s eighth album does contain is more of that brooding, baroque rock music that Guy Garvey et al do so well. Think of them as Northern England’s answer to The National.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Allah-Las
LAHS

After a solo run out under the name Paint, Pedrum Siadatian returns to the womb that bore him, i.e. Allah-Lahs. LAHS is the band’s fourth album. There’s a palpable togetherness about this album, but their sun-bleached melodies and soft psychedelia remain at their core. On Mexican Summer.
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Comet Gain
Fireraisers, Forever!

Fireraisers, Forever! Is the new album from Comet Gain. Seemingly, they are harking back to the Charlie Brooker/Chris Morris sitcom, Nathan Barley, bemoaning the rise of the idiot. They are the latest in a long line of artists to speak out about the current state of the world. It’s a bit more spiky than their previous album, 2014’s Paperback Ghosts. 

Starcrawler
Devour You

Starcrawler’s well received self-titled debut, showed a band starting out and perhaps didn’t capture what the band really do. For their second album, Devour You, they’ve hired producer Nick Launay, who has worked with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, L7 and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. He was able to capture the essence of their live shows, albeit without making anyone bleed or breaking anyone's fingers, and help the band make a follow-up with a harder edge. 

Dan Luke and The Raid
Out Of The Blue

Out Of The Blue is the debut album by American indie rockers, Dan Luke & The Raid. Luke says the album concentrates on that transition period in your twenties when you realise you need to grow up. Musically it land somewhere between The Dandy Warhols and The Shins and a bunch of other bands of that ilk.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

MNNQNS
Body Negative

Adrian D’Epinay, lead singer of French experimental rock act MNNQNS, was inspired for the band’s debut album by spending some time in Cardiff. The hybridisation of cultures that he experienced is made clear on Body Negative, an album that defies easy categorisation by its attempts to squeeze so many ideas into its 13 tracks. 
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Mermaidens
Look Me In The Eye

Perfect Body (thanks!) Mermaidens debut made more than a few ripples on the circuit following its release on legendary New Zealand label Flying Nun. Now it's time for album number two from the Wellington trio and in Look Me In The Eye they continue their dissection of guitar music with an exhilarating and thought provoking ride heavy on female harmony and powerful dynamics.  
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Emily Capell
Combat Frock

London-based songwriter Emily Capell is massively influenced by Joe Strummer. Strummer is the reason she makes music, which is probably the reason she’s called her debut album Combat Frock. Along with The obvious influence of The Clash, Capell’s music is also influenced by her love of Johnny Cash, The Smiths, Mods in general and the Top 40, making her sound an eclectic blend of blues, indie, punk and pop.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The New Pornographers
In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights

In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights is the eighth album from these classic pop people from Canada. Working as a collective around leader and songwriter A C Newman they also include star-in-her-own-right Neko Case and have so far produced a slew of albums of melodic power-pop and indie rock. Expect thoughtful compositions and emotional lyrical concerns about the mess we are all in.  
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Mother’s Milk

Universal offer up a vinyl reissue of The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ fourth album Mother’s Milk. Before releasing the album the band tragically lost their singer and then drummer. The new line-up, including John Frusciante, crafted the distinctive blend of funk, rock and rap we know today, but this release still has the punk attitude of the earlier group as well.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Suggested Friends
Turtle Taxi

Oh God now we get bands named after phrases we see on the internet every day.  Suggested Friends are a DIY, queer-punk band out of deepest Norfolk who blend their lo-fi credentials with a tongue-in-cheek take on big 80s rock. They self-identify as the sweet spot between Weezer and Abba ...two awful bands I hope you'll agree. Doesn't bode well but maybe they will cancel each other out. The appearance of Emma Kupa (Mammoth Penguins etc) suggests it will be better than all that and that they will be coming to Indietracks in 2020. Mark my words.      

Great Grandpa
Four of Arrows

Representing the concept of rest in the Wildwood tarot deck, Four of Arrows is the keenly anticipated sophomore effort from Seattle indie act Great Grandpa. Compared to their debut record Plastic Cough a couple of years back, this record is a reflection of the introspection and maturity that geographical relocation has afforded the band. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
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Death From Above 1979
Live at Third Man Records

Death From Above 1979 recorded these live jams at Third Man studios, under the wise eyes of “patron saint of vibes” (their description) Jack White. That decade away didn’t dull their edge: DFA 1979 still sound like a fierce, noisy blast of sweaty fun. Released on White’s Third Man label.
  • Vinyl LP (TMR344)
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Alex Turner
Submarine (Original Songs)

Submarine was the debut film from actor and director Richard Ayoade. The coming of age drama was a perfect vehicle for a soundtrack by Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner. Showcasing a more mature and reflective side to his songwriting, these six mostly acoustic offerings point the way towards his future work as part of the Last Shadow Puppets. As always lyrically dextrous, this is an overlooked but essential part of his back catalogue. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sweet Williams
Where Does The Time Come From

Keeping a band together is murder these days what with people having to go to work and have children and whatnot. It's a shame that the last line up of Sweet Williams dissolved as their Please Let Me Sleep On Your Tonight was a superb album of taut and wiry post-punk and post-hardcore guitar tangles. All is not lost though as leader Thomas House has returned all on his lonesome as Sweet Williams for this follow up LP which sees House trying to maintain the bands kinetic energy in a more studio environment. He has previous form though as a member of Charlottefield and Joeyfat he has been involved in some of the best British loud music of the last 20 years. Expect good things.    

FEET
What's Inside Is More Than Just Ham

Coventry’s FEET will follow their UK tour this summer with the release of their debut album. Its title apparently inspired by a hot dog, What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham was the result of natural experimentation encouraged by producer Cam Blackwood. Contains recent UK Top 10 Vinyl Chart single ‘English Weather’. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Silversun Pickups
Swoon

Dangerbird re-issues the first four releases from L.A. alternative rockers Silversun Pickups. Swoon, the band’s second album, was originally released in 2009 and featuring the US Alternative Songs no.1 hit single ‘Panic Switch’, and it’s now being re-issued on double red-marbled vinyl. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

WIVES
So Removed

WIVES are another one of them there post-punk bands from New York City. However, on debut LP So Removed they distance themselves from the art-school Ramones-isms of fellow Big Applers like Parquet Courts and Bodega. Tracks like ‘The 20 Teens’ and ‘Workin’’ showcase a scuzzier, more low-slung sound influenced by Sonic Youth and The Pixies and maybe also a little bit by the Men.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

King Nun
Mass

King Nun are an energetic, charismatic, chaotic indie band from Twickenham, London. Mass is their debut LP which follows on from singles such as Tulip, a song which lands somewhere between Mudhoney and Urusei Yatsura. If this doesn’t work out for them, they have a back-up plan - forming a Nickelback tribute band. Let’s hope it all works out then.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

red steppes
A Mouth May Grow

red steppes (no capitals) is a musical project led by musician and photographer Nika Aila States. A Mouth May Grow is their first album. The album was recorded to tape, allowing the limitations of this process shape how the music came together. It was recorded in California and took inspiration from various places along the coast.Thematically, love, gender and the effects of industry take centre stage.
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City and Colour
A Pill For Loneliness

City and Colour is the music-making alias of Dallas Green (see where he got the name? No? Dallas = City, Green = Colour. Come on, keep up.) also of Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire. A Pill For Loneliness is his 6th album. It is first for four years and follows on from 2015’s If I Should Go Before You.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Swim Deep
Emerald Classics

Birmingham indie band Swim Deep take their influences from the indie and credible pop from the 1980s. They are part of Birmingham’s so-called B-Town scene which has spawned bands such as Peace, Troumaca, Corelli, Wide Eyed, Bombers and JAWS. Emerald Classics is the band’s third album.On Cooking Vinyl.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Empath
Active Listening: Night On Earth

Empath were formed in Philadelphia by Garrett Koloski, Emily "Jem" Shanahan, Catherine Elicson and Randall Coon. Between them they have played in the bands Perfect Pussy and Waxahatchee. They make a kind of noisy, but non-aggressive version of punk and have been compared to Broken Social Scene, Sonic Youth, Times New Viking, New Age and Priests. Their debut album is 'Active Listening: Night On Earth'.

The Appleseed Cast
The Fleeting Light Of Impermanence

'The Fleeting Light Of Impermanence', the Appleseed Cast’s first LP in six years, is another set of post-rock emo-pomp from the veritable kings of that particular sub-genre. All the usual suspects can be found lurking at the corners of the band’s sound - Death Cab For Cutie, American Football, the Postal Service and Menomena all come to mind when listening to this knotted, impassioned album.

Kal Marks
Let The Shit House Burn Down

Explosive rockers Kal Marks started life as a solo project but has become a band over time. Let The Shithouse Burn Down is the band fourth album. They are apparently the loudest band in Boston according to NPR. Despite this tag, they do, however, find space in their cacophonous racket for some moments of genuine beauty. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Sherlocks
Under Your Sky

The Sherlocks celebrate their contribution to the 100 years of Leeds United show with their second album, Under Your Sky. Rather than doubling down on the thrashy sound that so defined their debut, the band have opted for a cleaner one, occasionally using keyboards in place of guitars. Hopefully none of their fans will feel betrayed.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Deafcult
Auras

Here they are coming through a waft of fuzz and haze are six Australians who, following on from their debut, wanted to make something noisier....and simply more. The record apparently is about dreams. ghosts and the sort of scary stuff that haunts your sleep. Such as.......did I switch the oven off? 

Silversun Pickups
Pikul

Remember the first time you heard Silversun Pickups? Me neither but now you can (re) live that time by getting a marble vinyl edition of their debut EP Pikul. For the uninitiated (me) they play a form of emo-tinged guitar music that isn't a million miles away from Death Cab For Cutie. 210 million streams over the years suggests they have a popularity that has evaded me completely.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Guided By Voices
Winecork Stonehenge

It looks like Guided By Voices are gearing up for a hefty release schedule in 2019. They already have Zeppelin Over China, a double album, chalked in for a February release with another album, It’s Warp And Woof, due in April. Before all that excitement however, there are a couple of 7” singles to buy, one of which is Winecork Stonehenge. 7” on Guided By Voices Inc.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Kelley Stoltz
My Regime

As well as being a record store clerk by day (tough job but someone has do do it), Kelley Stolz makes excellent 60s sounding pop music by night.  His last album Natural Causes was very tasty indeed and so we're all happy he's back with an all new album for 2019. It's been a tough year for Stoltz with the death of his father but he channels his feelings into plangent guitar rock that will appeal to fans of the Cleaners From Venus and Guided By Voices. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

El Ten Eleven
El Ten Eleven (15th Anniversary Edition)

They didn’t get much attention when they first emerged back in 2004, but El Ten Eleven’s career over the years has blossomed into something quite special, rising to become one of the most exciting post-rock acts around. Now, their self-titled debut album gets a 15th anniversary re-issue, with the special amber vinyl version coming with a bonus 7” flexi. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Kills
The Kills Live At Third Man Records

The Kills are the duo of Jamie Hince (ex Blyth Power, Scarfo and ex Mr Kate Moss) and Alison Mosshart (ex Discount) and together they have been producing music a little bit like the White Stripes but not as good for some time. So it was no surprise when Jack White Stripe himself invited them to his Third Man live space and recording studio to record their blistering live set direct to acetate. Here is the vinyl for all your garage rock needs.  
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Parquet Courts
Live at Third Man Records

Those hip New York punksters Parquet Courts head on down to Jack White’s Third Man Records in Detroit. They play a show, to rapturous reception, and then cut said show straight into the deep grooves of a vinyl LP, old-time style (just how Jack likes it). Unvarnished and direct, Live At Third Man Records is very nice.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Monochrome Set
Fabula Mendax

Riding in on the first wave of post-punk (apologies for the inappropriate surfing analogy), The Monochrome Set got the ears and tongues of Edwyn Collins and Morrissey (back when people still respected him) wagging. The band have also been an influence on Graham Coxon, Divine Comedy and Franz Ferdinand. Their latest album Fabula Mendex, is based on the scribblings of Armande de Pange who was a pal of Joan Of Arc. History and indie pop all at once.

Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over (Deluxe Expanded Edition)

Hand It Over was the final album by Dinosaur Jr before they reformed in 2005 with their original line-up. It was released in 1997 and got lost as an American rock album in the fog of Britpop. It was released on the same day as a rather marvellous EP, Take A Run At The Sun, which featured in the Alison Anders film, Grace Of My Heart. The three songs from the EP are included on this reissue. Also includes the single, I’m Insane.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Dinosaur Jr.
Without A Sound (Deluxe Expanded Edition)

Without A Sound was the 6th album by kings of slacker rock, Dinosaur Jr. It was originally released in 1994. It saw the band, or specifically J Mascis, writing shorter, more accessible songs. J Mascis, to some, will be remembered as the man who drove around New York in a golf buggy in the video of the album’s first single, Feel The Pain. It also includes the catchy single, I Don’t Think So. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Dinosaur Jr.
Where You Been (Deluxe Expanded Edition)

Where You Been was the fifth album by Dinosaur Jr. It is regarded as one of their best and by many as one of the best albums of the 1990s. It was originally released in February 1993. Upon its release, Melody Maker raised the question, “Do we have the album of the year already?” It contains one of the band’s greatest songs in Start Choppin’. The Country-grunge crossover, Get Me was also released as a single. Essential stuff.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Dinosaur Jr.
Green Mind (Deluxe Expanded Edition)

This is the one with The Wagon on it, what more do you need to know? Okay, okay, Green Mind was the 4th album by Dinosaur Jr. Released in 1991, it was the band’s first for a major label, and first after J Mascis acrimonious firing of bassist and tape experimenter, Lou Barlow. Forget the in-fighting, just put The Wagon on as loud as you can and enjoy one of the greatest earworming melodies for weeks afterwards.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Buck Meek
Buck Meek

Big Thief’s co-founder and lead guitarist Buck Meek quietly released a solo album in the early summer of 2018. Now, the self-titled effort receives a re-issue as a result of the Brooklyn quartet’s success this year, and shares the same kind of emotional tension and openness to Big Thief’s music. 

Those Pretty Wrongs
Zed For Zulu

Watch out! Legend at work. Those Pretty Things are a power-pop duo consisting of Luther Russell (formerly of the Freewheelers) but most notably Jody Stephens of Big Star fame.  After a decent response to their self titled debut, the band are back in Ardent studio with a new set of songs which see the seemingly ageless Stephens co-writing and singing on all tracks. For fans of Big Star dare we suggest? 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

David Kilgour and The Heavy Eights
Bobbie's A Girl

David Kilgour, as well as being a member of New Zealand's magnificent post-punk crew the Clean, has also had a long and storied solo career. Bobbie's a Girl is his latest offering and eschews the noisy garagey sound of his youth for a more gentle and pastoral work that recalls some of his favourite '60s musicians such as the Byrds and the Velvet Underground. Expect warm, understated psychedelia and laid back jangle.  
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

One True Pairing
One True Pairing

Following lead singer Hayden Thorpe’s first solo effort Diviner earlier this year, now it’s the turn of co-vocalist Tom Fleming to make a musical statement following the split of Wild Beasts in 2018. A self-titled offering under the name One True Pairing, it’s radically different to most of what you’d associate with Fleming, full of dissonant guitars and political soul-searching that he describes as “neo-heartland rock”. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Luna
Romantica

As the sixth album from chilled US alt-rockers Luna, this collection - aptly named Romantica - is a dreamy installment from a band that sway delicately in the wind. Initially released way back in 2002, this repressing breathes life back into a project that still feels relevant and continually timeless.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Tiny Moving Parts
breathe

breathe, the fifth LP from Tiny Moving Parts but their first for Hopeless Records (New Found Glory, Trash Boat), is another set of twiddlesome post-hardcore from the Minnesota trio (who are all brothers, by the way). Fans of Foxing, Blakfish and that sort of thing will be thrilled by breathe’s heart-on-sleeve math-pop. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Giant Sand
Recounting The Ballads Of Thin Line Men

It seems alt. Country trailblazers, Giant Sand, returning to their early albums and re-recording them with the addition of some new ideas is becoming a thing. In 2018 they released Returns To The Valley of Rain, which saw them having another stab at their debut album Valley of Rain. Now they are doing the same with Recounting The Ballads of Thin Line Men - a new version of their 1986 sophomore effort, The Ballad of a Thin Line Man.

Warish
Down In Flames

The first thing to note about southern Californian grunge punksters is that they are led by Riley Hawk son of legendary skateboard guy Tony Hawk. Seems young Riley wants to bring the sludge back into indie rock and so has got together with a couple of pals to make something that has been described as Insecticide - era Nirvana crossed with the garage-punk of the Misfits. Expect bludgeoning riffs and lots of noise. 

Thigh Master
Now For Example

Here's one for fans of the fervent Flying Nun scene of the mid 80s from Brisbane quartet Thigh Master. Now For Example is the follow up to their 2016 debut Early Times and sees the band continue their tight, taut and incredibly catchy guitar pop drawing comparisons with the likes of the Clean, the Chills and the 3Ds. Lop-sided lo-fi fun  - just how we like it. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mauno
Really Well

Canadian four-piece Mauno present their second studio effort proper, following 2017’s exciting Tuning. Rather than marrying themselves to an overarching concept, Really Well sees them play freer and looser than before, with singer Eliza Niemi’s excellent voice providing the main draw once again. 
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SWANS
Love of Life

Mute records continue their killer Swans reissue series with 1992’s Love of Life. Not only has the record been out of print for a really long time, but now you can get it with remastered sound, poster, download code and 18 bonus tracks with the digital download. This album was when Michael Gira’s group started to use pop and rock elements, but it’s still nasty, abrasive and brilliant.

Indian Summer
Giving Birth To Thunder

One of the earliest progenitors of emo, Oakland’s Indian Summer had an eventful career, even if it only lasted 12 months. Laying down just 10 tracks, which appeared variously on singles and compilations over 1993 and 1994, Giving Birth To Thunder sees the Numero Group label gather all their recordings in one place for the very first time, along with some lovingly assembled liner notes and media.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Wedding Present
Tommy 30

30 years on from its original release, the Wedding Present have re-recorded Tommy. At the time it was something of the less loved younger sibling to their their debut proper, being that it collected a selection of their early singles. The new recording shows how the band have grown and evolved, and deliberately conceives of them as belonging to one release.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

No Sister
Influence EP

The latest EP available from Australian post-punk group No Sister. The 'Influence EP' was reportedly influenced (eh? eh?) by toying with traditional song structures and, bizarrely, Phil Collins' 'In The Air Tonight'. If lead single 'Burning News' is anything to go by, expect moody vibes and deadpan vocals. 

SILKess Demon
SILKess Demon EP

SILKess Demon feature Dominique Golden and Nik Clifford from Jesus Licks. Their self titled EP mixes up garage rock and folk rock in a lo-fi style and could be compared to a kind lo-fi version of Jethro Tull. This very limited edition 12” EP was lathe cut at home by Nik Clifford himself. On Pearl Home Records.
  • Vinyl 12"
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Reverend and The Makers
Best Of

With the country in ruins we all really need a pick-me-up right now. If you could hope for any kind of art to take us away from all the suffering then I'd bet you, like me, would choose a best of Reverend and the Makers. Re-live again all those thumping era-defining hits on one collection with the added bonus of two new songs. If you caught them live at York Firework Festival or Coombe Weekender this will serve as a reminder of those golden nights.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Cranes
Self Non-Self

Sort-of goths The Cranes released their second EP, Self Non-self in 1989. It was their first proper release, really, following on from the 1986 cassette-only Fuse EP.  To mark it’s 30th anniversary, an expanded version of the EP is being re-released. The band were led by brother and sister duo Alison and Jim Shaw and, despite not releasing anything since 2008, still perform to this day. 180g pink & black coloured vinyl, limited to 1000 copies on Music On Vinyl.

The Fall
New Facts Emerge

"Produced in conjunction with Mark E Smith" says the press release. Let's hope he was involved somewhere even if only for microphone gurgling. This is the Fall's millionth LP but the first since 2015's 'Sub Lingual Tablet'-  a lifetime in the Fall world. Now settled in a dependable trudge-a-long line up let's hope this has some of the panache recent records have lacked. On weird formats.   

LIFE
A Picture Of Good Health

Sharp, erudite post-punk from Hull’s LIFE here. The group’s sophomore LP A Picture Of Good Health was mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer, a man who previously worked on Parquet Courts’ Wide Awake!. It's no surprise that Mittendorfer accepted this gig too - there’s a bite and snap to tracks like ‘Hollow Thing’ that would have Austin Brown & co nodding approvingly. That Bodega band are probably keen on LIFE as well.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mudhoney
Morning In America

You wait years for a new Mudhoney LP and then two come along at once. After the Seattle grunge veterans returned to the fray back in 2018 with the excellent 'Digital Garbage', the band now offer up another set of tracks less than a year on from that record. Not everything on 'Morning In America' is new - ‘Vortex Of Lies’ was on a hyper-limited tour 7” while ‘Let’s Kill Yourself Live Again’ and ‘One Bad Actor’ are re-workings of older material - but by and large this is fresh meat. All of the cuts on 'Morning In America' date from the 'Digital Garbage' sessions.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Replacements
Tim

Rhino are reissuing a bunch of The Replacements’ albums to vinyl, and 1985’s Tim is one of them. Tim was the band’s first album for a major label and it remains a high-point of their discography: indeed, it is a key piece of the US alternative-rock puzzle. It contains the hit songs ‘Bastards Of The Young’ and “Left Of The Dial’. Vinyl reissue.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Alex Cameron
Miami Memory

Step aside dad rock, Alex Cameron's here and he's got something called stepdad rock in the shape of Miami Memory. It's hard to know exactly what that means but part of it seems to be about looking out rather than in. Musically we've got overwrought and emotional anthems with a bit of saxophone and church organ for good measure.

Versus
Ex Voto

American indie rock stalwarts, Versus, return with their first album in nine years, Ex Voto. It is the band’s sixth album in their 25 year career. It follows their recent EP, Ex Nihilo and support slots with Ex Hex and Galaxie 500. Lead single Mummified is typical of the band, mixing glorious melodies with something much darker and screechy. It is worth noting that their bass player is called Fontaine Toups. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Future Pilot AKA
Orkestra Digitalis

Sushil K Dade presents his final studio album under his Future Pilot AKA moniker, Orkestra Digitalis. It’s taken him a whole nine years to actually release, partly because it was never intended to be heard as a regular album. Rather, it was initially conceived of as a kind of treasure hunt for fans across the entirety of Scotland, tagged the #soniktreasurehunt. 
  • Vinyl LP (GLAMLP015)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Kazu
Adult Baby

Having made her name as the lead singer of indie-rock veterans Blonde Redhead, Adult Baby represents the first-ever solo album from Kazu Makino. Featuring contributions from some stellar names include Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, Son Lux’s Ian Chang and none other than the legendary Ryuichi Sakamoto, the album is an opportunity for the star to reveal a new aspect of her personality. 

Tallies
Tallies

Tallies are very new and very upbeat indie-pop four-piece from Toronto, Canada. From their guitar work influences such as The Durutti Column and Johnny Marr, are clear to see, whilst the vocals hint at the Cocteau Twins and The Sundays. All this is filtered through a Beach Boys surf vibe. LP and CD on Fear Of Missing Out.
  • Vinyl LP (FOMO012LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Tindersticks
Curtains (Expanded Edition)

Curtains was the third album by cinematic British group Tindersticks. As part of a re-issue campaign of all their albums this one has been given the 2LP treatment with the 15 original album cuts joined by 9 further bonus tracks including “A Marriage Made In Heaven” (a duet with Isabella Rossellini).  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Bivouac
Peel Sessions + Tuber (Remastered)

A mention of Bivouac in a Guardian article by comedian Stewart Lee made the band reform to play the Gigantic festival in Manchester. Their flame burned briefly but they did things that those kids starting bands could only dream of in the early ‘90s. They played gigs with with Fugazi and Jesus Lizard and knew Nirvana. They recorded Peel Sessions and released records through indie label Elemental, which was pretty cool. In celebration of their reformation and the 25th anniversary of Tuber, their debut LP we have a lovely vinyl reissue paired with Peel Sessions recorded in 1992 and 1994. Classic ‘90s indie rock. Double LP on Thanks Capitalism Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sam Fender
Hypersonic Missiles

British guitar music’s Great White Hope releases his much-anticipated debut album, Hypersonic Missiles. Recorded and produced entirely in his own studio, it completes a meteoric ascent to prominence for Sam Fender, whose EPs and single thus far propelled him to the prestigious 2018 BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice prize. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Miss June
Bad Luck Party

After introducing themselves with a number of excellent singles, 'Bad Luck Party' sees the promising New Zealand-based quartet Miss June tackle the full-length album. Signed with impeccable NY label Frenchkiss, they deal in raging, full-blown riffs while retaining the cerebral aspects of the DIY scene that spawned them. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Pixies
Beneath The Eyrie

Now on their third studio album since their mid-Noughties reunion eventually led to some new music, Beneath The Eyrie sees the legendary Pixies continue to polish their impressive legacy. 12 new tracks, including single ‘On Graveyard Hill’. Kim Deal or no deal? If the you've stuck with them this long I reckon I can guess.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Echo & The Bunnymen
The John Peel Sessions 1979-1983

One of Britain’s most august indie institutions, Echo & The Bunnymen present an archival dig for all of the sessions they recorded for the legendary John Peel during their formative years from 1979 to 1983. Many of the 21 songs - presented over two LPs / one CD - do not appear on their early albums, as the band actually used the sessions to experiment with new material. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Joseph
Good Luck, Kid

US trio Joseph return with their new album, Good Luck, Kid. They have left behind the folk sound of their first album to make a collection meatier pop/rock songs. The album is supposed to play out like a road movie. The themes are positive, about finding yourself and fighting for what’s important. It was produced by Christian “Leggy” Langdon known for his work with Meg Myers and Charlotte OC.

Broken Chanter
Broken Chanter

David MacGregor from Scottish pop lot Kid Canaveral does the solo thing as Broken Chanter collaborating with a hotchpotch of all stars including Emma Kupa of Mammoth Penguins and members of Withered Hand. It's an opportunity for MacGregor to show the sensitive side of his songwriting crafting heart-tugging songs with an ear for melody.   

(Sandy) Alex G
House of Sugar

He just gets better and better. From lo-fi beginnings (Sandy) Alex G has slowly but surely emerged as one of the best songwriters of his generation. 2017's superb Rocket added a fascinating experimental bent to his songs and was a multi-faceted unpredictable riot of sound. Early indications for House of Sugar are of further warm country-tinged songs with nods towards Elliott Smith and Lou Barlow but complete as always with Alex G's wistful, autumnal melancholy. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Roves
Hey Little Man / Once A Prefect

A cut taken from their latest studio album All Those Freaks, ‘Hey Little Man’ is the latest single from hotly tipped North London indie quartet The Roves. Recorded at Ray Davies’ legendary Konk studio, it’s getting a special 7” vinyl release backed with album track ‘Once A Prefect’. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Boy Scouts
Free Company

Boy Scouts is the name under which Bay Area singer-songwriter, Taylor Vick, makes her music. Her second album, Free Company, was produced by fellow singer-songwriter, Stephen Steinbrink. After a decade or so of experimenting and honing her craft, it seems that she has found the right producer, the right balance of instruments which allow her voice to be the star.

Ceschi
Sans Soleil

Julio Francisco Ramos, the Connecticut-based rapper better known as Ceschi, reveals the second part of his planned trilogy of records that’ll see him bow out of his career. Having won acclaim for Sad, Fat Luck earlier this year, Sans Soleil is another playful and political suite of switched-on hip-hop. 

Weezer
Weezer (Green Album)

Weezer reissues! Everyone’s favourite US power-indie-pop hitmakers get pressed up to 180g wax by Universal, getting their post-2000’s work fully available again. Their Green Album was the first album Rivers and co. made after a semi-split, and it contains the smash singles ‘Hash Pipe’ and ‘Island In The Sun’.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Flaming Lips
King's Mouth

King’s Mouth is The Flaming Lips fifteenth album. It is named after, and based on, Wayne Coyne’s mind-bending art installation. According to Coyne, it comes from the same nucleus as the band’s live performances. Needless to say, it’s a typically odd/beautiful mix of sounds and words. Mick Jones of The Clash keeps popping up and narrating bits of it too.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Anthony Reynolds
A Painter’s Life

A Painter’s Life, the latest solo LP from former Jack And Jacques member Anthony Reynolds, is an album as rich and romantic as its title suggests. This is a glorious set of indie show-tunes that blends the stately swagger of Richard Hawley with avant-garde flourishes and some nice chamber-pop orchestration. The resulting record will end up plugging the You Are The Quarry-shaped hole in your life now that Morrissey has spoiled it for the rest of us. A Painter’s Life features contributions from Japan’s Robert Dean, Dub War’s Richard Glover and 60ft Dolls’ Carl Bevan to name but three.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Darren Hayman
12 Astronauts

British indie legend Darren Hayman, formerly of cult favourites Hefner, brings us his 18th solo album 12 Astronauts. Released in the same year as the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the concept is simple - 12 men have set foot on the Moon, and there’s one song for each of them. Lucky for some.

My Life Story
World Citizen

Seven years on from their tentative reunion, anti-Britpop auteurs My Life Story deliver their fourth studio album after a 19-year gap. Fronted by the ever-acidic Jake Shillingford on vocals, always one of the Nineties’ most underrated lyricists, World Citizen was crowd-funded from their fanbase through PledgeMusic, and ought to pick up the thread from where they left off all that time ago. 

Iggy Pop
Free

Living legend Iggy Pop has been dogged by insecurity all his life. The process of making and touring his last album, 2016’s Post Pop Depression, helped him with this. He wanted to feel free, so he allowed that feeling to take over, and Free, his 19th solo album, developed from there. It is different in tone to its predecessor, finding Iggy in a pensive and solemn mood.

Brainiac
Electro Shock For President


  • Vinyl LP (TG174LPC1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Brainiac
Hissing Prigs In Static Couture

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