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Girls In Synthesis
Pre/Post: A Collection 2016-2018

Here is where Girls In Synthesis compile their earlier three EPs so you don't have to pay large prices on discogs.  For the uninitiated, the band play a large DIY punk racket inspired by such luminaries as Wire, Crass and the Fall without particularly sounding like any of them. Sonically adventurous, theirs is a primal, primitive noise perfect for troubled times. 
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Red Axes
Red Axes

Red Axes are a Tel Aviv based duo who are expert in making post-punk and electronica which have an anything goes approach taking in darkwave, baggy pop and acid bangers along the way. Perfectly suited to the Dark Entries label, this self titled work continues the unique path the duo have been following within their already pretty hefty discography. 
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New Order
Murder

Released in mid-1984 on Factory’s Benelux imprint but recorded around 18 months before during the sessions for Power, Corruption & Lies, New Order’s ‘Murder’ gets a re-issue on 12” vinyl. It’s part of the band’s campaign surrounding the Definitive Edition re-release of the album. 
  • Vinyl 12" (0190295665883)
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New Order
Thieves Like Us

One of the less heralded but nevertheless remarkable highlights from New Order’s golden period in the early Eighties, ‘Thieves Like Us’ is remastered and re-issued on 12” vinyl. It’s part of the band’s campaign surrounding the Definitive Edition re-release of 1983 album Power, Corruption & Lies. 
  • Vinyl 12" (0190295665890)
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New Order
Confusion

The band’s first collaboration with New York DJ and producer Arthur Baker and originally released in late 1983, ‘Confusion’ by New Order gets a remastered re-issue on 12” vinyl. It’s part of the band’s campaign surrounding the Definitive Edition re-release of 1983 album Power, Corruption & Lies. 
  • Vinyl 12" (0190295665906)
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New Order
Blue Monday

The band’s signature track and the biggest-selling 12” single of all time, New Order’s beyond-iconic 1983 single ‘Blue Monday’ is re-mastered and re-issued on vinyl. It’s part of the band’s campaign surrounding the Definitive Edition re-release of 1983 album Power, Corruption & Lies. 
  • Vinyl 12" (0190295665913)
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New Order
Power, Corruption and Lies (Definitive Edition)

New Order scour the vaults once again to bring us the ‘Definitive Edition’ of their 1983 masterpiece Power, Corruption & Lies. As well as the album itself being re-mastered and pressed to vinyl, this lavish box set includes two CDs containing unreleased writing session material and the band’s 1982 John Peel session, two DVDs capturing New Order live at The Hacienda and Kilkenny, their 1984 Play At Home documentary film, and a 48-page hardback book of rare photos and new essays. 
  • Vinyl LP box set (0190295659158)
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Still House Plants
Fast Edit

Still House Plants hail from Glasgow. The three-piece, who make jazz-flecked pop, arrive at their sound through a lot of experimentation and visual art. Their second album, Fast Edit, has come about from building on various recordings of rehearsals and gigs from laptops, mobile phones and dictaphones.  

Adult Fantasies
Towers of Silence

Adult Fantasies are Belgian duo Dirk Seghers and Gerrit Valckanaers as well as being a band you have to Google very carefully. They first met amid the hiss of four track recordings when a producer had accidentally mixed their recordings together. I guess that kinda worked, though, as they now make music fired by emotional response, great stories, imagery and colours, seeing the beginning of the recording process as starting with a blank canvas. Towers of Silence is their new album. On Stroom.
  • Vinyl LP (STRLP-047)
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Blondie
Heart Of Glass EP

Blondie’s origins are in New York’s lower east side punk scene - CBGBs and all that, but they also made a huge impression in the world of pop too. Heart Of Glass was the monster hit that transformed their fortunes. Here we have 6 versions of the track packaged with an essay detailing the song’s history and new artwork by Shepard Farley. Limited edition 12” on Virgin.
  • Vinyl 12" (6460671)
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Camberwell Now
The Ghost Trade

The Camberwell Now were a noise/art group formed by drummer and vocalist Charles Hayward after the disbanding of This Heat, featuring This Heat’s sound technician Stephen Rickard who created analogue sampling boards for field samples and tape manipulation way before the sampler was brought in. First vinyl reissue since 1986 and features a bonus unreleased track.
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Talking Heads
77

Not the title of a late period Adele record but the debut album from fidgety New Yorkers Talking Heads. It introduced the world to their distinctive strum 'n' yelp sound coming across as something like the Modern Lovers on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Contains their early hit Psycho Killer famously parodied in the Fools 'hilarious' Psycho Chicken.  

Pere Ubu
Dub Housing

Too many Pere Ubu records have been allowed to slip out of print, so here, to coincide with some shows, the group are reissuing a few early records on Fire. Dub Housing is their second album, and represents the group at their wild, harsh best. Newly remastered from the original tapes and available on CD or LP.

Grauzone
Eisbär

12” single re-issue of ‘Eisbär’, the 1981 hit single from short-lived SWiss outfit Grauzone. Meaning ‘polar bear’ in German and evoking an icy, Arctic atmosphere, this synthy post-punk gem was a substantial success in the band’s native country and is now regarded as a minor genre classic. Contains Grauzone’s two other minor hits ‘FILM 2’ and ‘Ich Lieb Sie’ on the B-side. 
  • Vinyl 12" (WRWTFWW041)
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Jody Harris / Robert Quine
Escape

Originally recorded for the handsome price of $7 and released on the No Wave label in 1981, Escape by guitarists Jody Harris (formerly of The Contortions) and Robert Quine has never been re-issued until now. Coming with liner notes from Harris and never-before-seen images of the two, Sorcerer puts that right. 
  • Vinyl LP (SORC1009)
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You've Got Foetus on Your Breath
Deaf

You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath AKA Foetus is Australian musician JG Thirwell. He has had a number of aliases over the years: Clint Ruin Wiseblood and started the projects Manorexia, Xordox and Steroid Maximus. Deaf was originally released in 1981. It’s best described as weird noise electronic punk pop. Thirwell has collaborated with loads of artists over the years from Nick Cave to Lydia Lunch and Nine Inch Nails to Karen O.
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Public Practice
Gentle Grip

Spearheaded by frontwoman Sam York and main creative force Vince McClelland, Public Practice reanimate the first rumblings of New York new-wave on their debut full-length album, Gentle Grip. Their lyrics are often politically questioning, but the quartet, rounded out by synth/bass player Drew Citron and drummer Scott Rosenthal, never forget their primary mission of making people dance. 

Bodega
Endless Scroll

What’s Your Rupture? have already released records by Parquet Courts. Their latest release is a debut LP from an urbane bunch of Brooklynites named Bodega. It was produced by Austin Brown - you know, from Parquet Courts - and was recorded onto the same Tascam tape machine as Light Up Gold, the acclaimed second LP from Parquet Courts. Guess who Endless Scroll sounds like.
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XTC
Skylarking

Now the stuff of legend, XTC were holed up with eccentric producer Todd Rundgren for this 1986 album in which band and producer battled, sniped and argued throughout. You'd never guess listening to the more pastoral parts of the record and despite what the band think, it's a really great album. This version is the reverse polarity edition which sorted out some of the original album's sound issues. Also includes notorious US hit 'Dear God' which was inexplicably left off the original album.  

Thiago Nassif
Mente

Thiago Nassif is known for his rip roaring performances drawing on no wave, electronica and post-punk as well as a good chunk of influence from the music of his native Brazil. This is his fourth full lengther and his first on Gearbox which further expands on his love of Tropicalia and Bossa Nova textures and is produced by art rock legend Arto Lindsay. 

Pere Ubu
By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki (Live In Jarocin)

By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki (Live In Jarocin) by Pere Ubu captures the band on a troubled tour of Poland in 2017. Despite the struggles with schedules and failing equipment, the band played a storming set of material plucked from, what many would say was, their classic period, 1975-1982. It covers the time when they released songs such as Final Solution and classic albums such as The Modern Dance and Dub Housing. 

Wire
Wire

This album is not about the Baltimore drug scene. It’s not about how to transfer money. It’s not about insulating your house. It’s our first submission for UnGoogleable Album of the Year 2015. Wire’s 13th album, their first self-titled, is the return of a punkband that has been going for almost 40 years. That’s above the average life expectancy of anybody in a punk band, and hence an impressive feat in its own right. Hopefully the album is equally impressive.

Gang of Four
Entertainment!

Entertainment was the the debut album by Leeds post-punk band Gang Of Four. It was originally released in 1979. The band incorporated elements of funk, dub and reggae into their choppy and angular punk sound. Features the tracks Damaged Goods, At Home He's A Tourist and I Found That Essence Rare.

Soft Plastics
5 Dreams

Written a couple of winters ago in the aftermath of the disintegration of his former band Frog Eyes, Carey Mercer unveils his debut studio album as Soft Plastics. Even more so than the band he used to front, 5 Dreams is an experimental fusion of influences, from goth-rock to mariachi and hip-hop to post-punk.

Eyeless In Gaza
Mania Sour

Eyeless in Gaza are an art/post-punk duo from Nuneaton. They formed in 1980 and are named after the Aldous Huxley novel of the same name. The music flits between cinematic ambience, industrial funk, avant-garde folk and more standard rock and pop. Mania Sour is their 18th album. The songs herein are assertive and raucous and filled with the ardour and snap you’d expect from Martyn Bates and Peter Becker.

Japan
Gentlemen Take Polaroids

David Sylvian fronted new wave synth-pop outfit Japan’s fourth studio album Gentlemen Take Polaroids was originally released on Virgin in 1980, and was their first album with the label. This half-speed mastered reissue is available as a single LP as per the original, or a 2LP edition cut at 45 RPM. Defining avant-synth-pop in hi-def.

The B-52's
The B-52's

Kooky lyrics, nimble rhythms and irresistible pop harmonies met on The B-52’s self-titled debut album when it was released back in the summer of 1979, putting them at the front of the new-wave scene. This is a fortieth anniversary re-issue on vinyl, featuring printed lyric inserts. Eventually the SEO friend RuPaul would feature in one of their music videos.
  • Vinyl LP (5387322)
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The Raincoats
The Raincoats (40th Anniversary Edition)

Luckily for record labels everywhere, a lot of good music was released in 1979 so we have plenty of 40th Anniversary re-issues to look forward to this year. The latest is the debut LP from the Raincoats, their spindly surprisingly tuneful art-rock influenced generations of future legends such as Kurt Cobain and Kim Gordon and is now available on marble vinyl, re-mastered from the original tapes with limited edition prints from founding members Gina Birch and Ana Da Silva.  

New Fries
Is The Idea Of Us

New Fries are a three-piece out of Toronto who like to get their art rock / no wave ideas down quickly. As a result have made this short, sharp 6 song LP of avant rock with funky bass lines, rudimentary percussion and startling guitar patterns. Somewhere betwixt Pylon and the Tom Tom Club they have a somewhat total disregard for structure and as a result, this is very promising indeed.  

Various
From Brussels With Love

To mark the 40th anniversary of this iconic compilation of avant-garde and new wave music, Les Disques du Crepuscule re-issues From Brussels With Love on double-vinyl, cassette and 2xCD box set. The original 21-track running order is replicated from the 1980 original, with tracks from A Certain Ratio, Gavin Bryars, Thomas Dolby et al, while the CD box set includes tracks that weren’t originally included for space reasons, as well as a 60 page book including rare images, posters and sleeve designs. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (TWI008)
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The Police
Ghost In The Machine

As one of the prime jewels in The Police's crown of blockbuster record, 'Ghost In The Machine' is the band's fourth and penultimate album. Neat in length at just over 41 minutes long, the release contains such killer pop blows as the heart-rending 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic' and the reggae-tinged 'One World (Not Three)'.
  • Vinyl LP (804615)
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Konk
The Magic Force of Konk 1981-1988

KONK (their capitalisation) were a sort of post-punk band that played the clubs of New York and elsewhere in the early 80s. I say sorta post-punk because their sound encompassed hip-hop, jazz and latin music and created a wall of kinetic rhythms for hip clubbers of the era to dance to. This 3LP box set is the ultimate collection of their work and comes on three different flavours of vinyl. Bound to appeal to fans of ESG, James Chance, Liquid Liquid and LCD Soundsystem. 
  • Vinyl Triple LP (FUTNO30)
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  • Limited edition

Vox Low
Relectures

Following their 2018 debut album, French kosmiche / new-wave influenced band Vox Low release a four-track EP of remixes of tracks from it titled Relectures, courtesy of Cédric Marszewski (a.k.a. Pilooski), German producer Detlef Weinrich (Tolouse Low Trax), French band Abschaum and composer-producer Orestt. 
  • Vinyl 12" (BB119LP)
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The Names
Swimming

It was always curious how Factory Manchester hooked up with a Belgian arm. This brought a lot of Belgian music to the attention of listeners that may have never been heard. One such group were the Names. They played a dark and taut form of post-punk that was perfect for the times. they were also produced by the legendary Martin Hannett. This clear vinyl re-press collects all their work onto one disc.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (FBN9)
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  • Limited edition

P.E.
Person

Formed from disparate alumni from New York City’s art-rock / punk underground, P.E. reveal their ferocious debut album Person. As you would expect from a band who name members of Eaters and the now-defunct Pill in their line-up, the 12 tracks are focussed on restless creativity and trying new things. 

Molchat Doma
С Крыш Наших Домов

Translated as ‘Houses Are Silent’, Belarussian band Molchat Doma made a serious splash with their 2017 debut album S Krysh Nashikh Domov (its Anglicised title). Dealing in a dark, Depeche Mode-esque mixture of post-punk, new wave and synth-pop, it now finds a wider release on Sacred Bones. 
  • Vinyl LP (SBR3036LPC1)
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Las Kellies
Suck This Tangerine

Argentinian group Las Kellies return with their fizzy post-punk and new wave designed to get the party absolutely started. Lauren Laverne loves them (Las Kellies not tangerines - though maybe she likes both  - who wouldn't?) and maybe you should too. There's just the two of them but they make a nice big danceable racket.  

The Raincoats
Odyshape

Odyshape was the second LP from post-punk legends the Raincoats and it really is odd shaped music they made. It's the sound of music plunging headlong into previous unseen areas and at times can be a challenging listen but with moments of pure inspiration such as opener Shouting Out Loud. It was notable for featuring a host of drummers following on from a Spinal Tap-esque drummer crisis. When those drummers were of the calibre of the likes of Robert Wyatt and Charles Hayward then it seems to have been a blessing. Marble vinyl edition remastered from the original tapes.    
  • Vinyl LP (WE3LPC)
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Handle
In Threes

The debut album from newly-formed Manchester three-piece Handle, consisting of former D.U.D.S. members Giulio Erasmus and Nirvana Heire plus the multi-disciplinary artist Leo Hermitt. Placing intelligent political and social commentary at the heart of their urgent, disorientating dance-punk sound, In Threes is a future classic. 

Use No Hooks
The Job

The Job is a delightful exhumation of previously unreleased recordings from Australian cult icons Use No Hooks. Active from 1979 to 1984 and featuring members of INXS side-project Max Q and Primitive Calculators, a nine-piece line-up of the band recorded a session in late 1983 that disappeared into the vaults. This seven-track vinyl compilation allows these recordings to finally see the light of day, with six bonus tracks on the digital edition. 
  • Vinyl LP (CH146LPC1)
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  • Limited edition

Brion Starr
Rope Memories

Rope Memories is the second album by NYC musician Brion Starr. Not only is it the follow-up to Global Identity, but it is it’s sister album, too. Musically it sits where the Glam of Roxy Music mixes with a slight punk edge. It was recorded in the Kinks’ Konk studio and features musical help from Robbie Wood of Swim Deep and Lida Fox fame and Matthew McAuley from New York’s ARE Weapons.
  • Vinyl LP (TGR010LP)
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The Normal
Warm Leatherette/ T.V.O.D.

You may already be familiar with the story behind The Normal’s only single, but let’s go through it once again for good measure. Daniel Miller set up Mute Records in 1978 with the intention of releasing two tracks he’d made on his own with a Korg synthesiser. ‘T.V.O.D.’ and ‘Warm Leatherette’ were weird, dystopian and darkly sexy tunes. Minimal wave was born and Miller had changed the course of post-punk. He’d also started up one of the most successful British labels of the 21st Century.

Live Skull
Saturday Night Massacre

Live Skull are happy to described as ‘no wave psychos’. The New York band made a big din during the Reagan administration in the ‘80s. It’s taken until now, with an apparently equally weird if not weirder, administration running the US, for them to return. Saturday Night Massacre is the their first album in 30 years. The band feature Thalia Zadek (Come), Rich Hutchins, Mark C,Kent Heine and Marnie Greenholz.
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Riki
Riki

The woman behind Riki is the equally enigmatic Niff Nawor, former member of Crimson Scarlet and visual artist associated with the anarcho-punk scene in California. Following a short series of mini-albums and singles, Riki is her first proper album, inspired by the straightforward electro-pop of the mid-Eighties. 
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The Neutrinos
Pulse Addict

This 12” vinyl single houses two new tracks from British art-rock newcomers The Neutrinos. Having won over thousands of new fans with relentless touring last summer, 2020 sees them continue that sense of industry, with the dynamic ‘Pulse Addict’ gracing the A-side and the riotous ‘Angels’ on the flip. 

Suicide
Half Alive

ROIR have kindly vinylized this collection of live recordings and home studio demos by frightening electronic duo Suicide. It was originally released on cassette only in 1981 and although a CD was eventually manufactured it has never seen the light of day on vinyl. Mostly demos with a couple of live tracks tacked on this is a nice companion to their relatively few studio albums.   

UT
In Gut's House

Described by New York rock 'n' roll mag Trouser Press as "a balance of pop-conscious song-structuring and outright-croak as Sonic Youth's Evol-period", UT's 'In Gut's House' is the sophomore record by the New York genre-blenders. It's a fantastic justification on how the No-Wavers became a serious force on the east coast.

New Order
Everything's Gone Green

One of them there old New Order EPs gets a reissue. 1981’s Everything’s Gone Green is one of the most important early works in the band’s discography. The last thing they did with famed producer Martin Hannett at the controls, this trio of tunes are synthetic post-punk par excellence. Now they’re getting remastered and reissued.

David Bowie
Storytellers

20 years ago David Bowie recorded a set for the VH1 series Storytellers. It has previously been released on CD, Digital and DVD, but never on vinyl. This vinyl edition is the most complete and faithful version of events that day (23/08/1999) and includes 4 songs that were not on the original CD release. It contains songs from Hunky Dory, Low, Aladin Sane and more. 

Corridor
Supermercado

Colour-splashed, like its singular and mysterious sleeve, Supermercado ushers Corridor in a new direction whilst retaining the group's trademark sound. The melodies are poppier and more potent than any previous, and so Quebec's most exciting art-pop outfit continue to make international waves.

Teener
Auger

Pitched somewhere between new wave, shoegaze, drone rock and hardcore, the pleasingly vague Teener release their new 7” single on Third Man. While its lead track is the highly melodic ‘Auger’, the band squeeze on three tracks on this brilliantly valued package, with the heavy ‘Market Value’ also on the A-side and the atmospheric ‘Flavor’ on the flip. 

Pylon
Cool / Dub

One of the most brilliant records of its era by one of the best and most unsung bands of the post-punk era. Excitingly the Pylon back catalogue has just been taken over by New West who will be releasing a box set next year but for now treat yourself to a re-press of their debut double A sided single. It's a lethal dose of scratchy, propulsive danceable post-punk which influenced the B52s and R.E.M amongst scores of others. 
  • Vinyl 7" (NW4143-7)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

SWANS
Die Tür Ist Zu

Lovely double-LP reissue of Swans’ 1996 EP Die Tür Ist Zu here by Mute. This release takes material from their towering Soundtracks For The Blind and translates it into German, while also including tracks unique to DTIZ. It finds them at their most alarming, fearsome and brilliant. Few bands would even attempt something like the Titanic, shapeshifting ‘Ligeti’s Breath/Hilflos Child’. Even fewer would be able to pull it off.

Normil Hawaiians
What's Going On?

High-grade reissue of the 1983 album of Normil Hawaiians, who were not Hawaiian but were based within the vivid Brixton squat scene of the time. Operating in the grim depths of Thatcherism and following the suicide of a close associate of the band, Normil Hawaiians recorded this remarkable suite of unusual and highly-collaborative group music, which sadly sank without a trace as a consequence of label failings. But this reissue gives What’s Going On? the love it deserves, with lots of liner notes and seven bonus tracks, as well as a fine remastering job.

Television
The Blow-Up

Recorded at CBGBs in 1978 The Blow Up is a double live LP of Television at their most raw and fiery. It sees the babd rip through songs from their classic Marquee Moon and a couple from follow up Adventure in a manner capturing a spontaneity perhaps lacking on the albums. The improvised passages and extended version of Bob Dylan's Knocking on Heaven's Door are electric. Essential listening.  

Malaria!
Compiled 2.0

Important, under-represent new-wave group Malaria! have their Compiled 1981-1984 LP reissued on Moabit Musik. This new edition bulks out the sixteen tracks of Compiled’s first run with four other tunes. Containing their 1982 debut LP Emotion, debut single, early EPs and some assorted other cuts, Compiled runs the gauntlet of early 80’s post-punk styles from a group who used to run with Einstürzende Neubauten. Gudrun Gut got her start in Malaria! you know.

Suicide
Ghost Riders

In which terrifying proto electronic duo Suicide are captured live and in concert in 1981. It was originally released in 1986 on ROIR who have re-issued it for your nighttime terrors. They blast through such churns as Ghost Rider, Dream Baby Dream and tears, the live performance electrifying even more their all electronic sound. 

Grauzone
Raum

They’ve got a cult following for their single ‘Eisbär’, a minor hit in Europe in the early Eighties, but there’s more to Swiss electronic post-punkers Grauzone than that. This is evidenced by 1980 single ‘Raum’, an underappreciated dancefloor gem that’s now available for the first time on maxi 12” single - features the original, Naum Gabo’s fabled remix and an extended version. 

Chandra
Blue Stage Sessions

Chandra Oppenheim, a prodigiously young alternative music star at the age of 12 in the early Eighties but who quit to focus on her studies, was persuaded last year to reunite her band by members of the Toronto indie scene. Third Man Records recorded the results at their Cass Corridor Stage back in February this year, and presents the results on this 7” single titled Blue Stage Sessions. 
  • Vinyl 7" (TMR615)
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XTC
English Settlement

English Settlement was the moment when XTC decided to do what every band should do at some point in their lifetime  - make the sprawling over-indulged double album. Yet it was this freedom that enabled the band to play in different styles other than their hitherto seen arty agit pop. It marked a move towards the the eccentric and pastoral music they would subsequently mine over the rest of their career and it spawned a top 10 hit in Senses Working Overtime. It might take you a week to get through it but it will be worth it.   

Future Islands
Tomorrow / The Fountain

Way before their Letterman-induced mainstream success, Future Islands were a neat little synth pop band with a singer one part Sam Cooke, one part an excitable braying walrus. This standalone single was released on the Upset the Rhythm label and contains two more of their soulful sighs Tomorrow and the Fountain. Now because they are all dead famous and that we get a limited clear vinyl pressing of just 300.   
  • Vinyl 7" (UTR055)
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Future Islands
Feathers & Hallways

Feathers and Hallways was another pre-success 7" on Upset the Rhythm by Baltimore synth poppers Future Islands. The London imprint were heavily involved in the band's early work and hereby issue a mint coloured re-press limited to just 300 copies saving you literally a dollar on getting a used copy on Discogs. Their romantic, soul-driven 80s synthesizer pop always has a timeless if not Christmassy quality. See what I'm saying?    

The Prefects
Going Through The Motions

The Prefects were a Birmingham punk band who operated in the last two years of the 1970s. They featured Robert Lloyd who would go on to for The Nightingales with several other members of The Prefects. Going Through The Motions collects together their best stuff for the first time as a full length LP. It includes a live version of the Modern Lovers classic, She Cracked.

The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta

As the third album from the much loved and quintessentially British The Police, 'Zentatta Mondatta', which brilliantly melds the styles of Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. Its earmworm pop nature ultimately proves they are more than just the curators of the drinking-game favourite 'Roxanne'.

New Order
Ceremony (Version 2)

'Ceremony' was the first song New Order recorded following the tragic demise of Joy Division. Strangely, they recorded and released it twice. The original featured just the surviving Joy Division members, whilst the second recording was made with new member Gillian Gilbert. This is the re-recording. B side 'In A Lonely Place' was also slightly remixed for this 12" which was originally released in 1981.  

The Police
Reggatta de Blanc

Reggatta De Blanc by The Police was originally released in 1979. It was their second album and the one that saw their punk-ish reggae-ish blend of pop and rock hit the big time. The album itself reached number one and it contained two number one singles in Message In A Bottle and Walking On The Moon. 

The Police
Synchronicity

As the fifth and final album from British punk-tinged rockers The Police, 'Synchronicity' saw the Londoners bow out by blending light pop hooks with a dose of heavy, love-sick lyrical narratives. The release of course contains the slightly haunting, stalker-vibe pop of timeless classic 'Every Step You Take'.

The Hecks
My Star

Chicago group The Hecks are back on Trouble In Mind (Ultimate Painting, Omni) for their third LP My Star. The band have expanded to a four-piece for this record, a move that gives them greater control over their helter-skelter indie-rock sound. As such, My Star contains some of the tautest, peppiest work yet - tracks like ‘So 4 Real’ are the sort of jerky post-punk we heard a lot of in the years after Is This It. Frankly, here at Chateau Norman it’s a sound we could roll with all day and all night.

The Human Switchboard
Fly-In

Human Switchboard were a new wave/punk band from Cleveland, Ohio. Fly-In was their debut EP from 1977. The songs were mixed by David Thomas of Cleveland, Ohio new wave/punk legends, Pere Ubu. The band went on to sign for the IRS label, know for their early REM releases. This reissue EP contains a 25-page zine with relevant articles, gig posters and flyers.

New Order
Movement (Definitive Edition)

It's probably about time we celebrated properly the very early clankings of New Order. The metamorphosis from Joy Division was a difficult one for the group but this fascinating era contains some of their most powerful and overlooked music. Now you can get a box set containing the original album plus a CD full of rarities, demos and rehearsal takes, a DVD of of-the-era performances and a 48 page hardback book.   

Atomic Forest
Disco Roar

A newly exhumed gem from the only-recently re-discovered Indian underground / psychedelic scene of the 1970s, Disco Roar is the third album from the collective Atomic Forest. It comes on Now-Again records, who’ve made it their mission to tell the story of the band itself and the scene of which they were a part on 2011 anthology Obsession, but even they weren’t aware of this hidden treasure at the time. 

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.

Big Supermarket
1800

Elusive Australian group Big Supermarket get their 1800 LP released outside of Oz for the first time courtesy of Tough Love (TOY, Ulrika Spacek). This is an unusual and likeable lo-fi post-punk record. The tracks on 1800 often feature the tick-tock grooves of early Parquet Courts, but there is a zaniness to the instrumentation and vocal performances that recalls Ween and Uranium Club.
  • Vinyl LP (TLV121LP)
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Bush Tetras
There Is A Hum

More new music from no wave legends Bush Tetras comes in the form of 7” single, There’s A Hum, on Third Man Records. It follows the release of 2018’s Take The Fall EP (Wharf Cat) which was their first new material in more than a decade. Bush Tetras are now made up from original members, Cynthia Sley, Dee Pop, and Pat Place with Val Opielski on bass replacing Laura Kennedy who sadly died in 2011. 

!!! (chk chk chk)
Wallop

Like Hot Chip or Har Mar Superstar, !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are one of those acts that everyone likes. They’re funky, fun and cool in a dorky kind of way. They’re the act that you and all your pals can agree on seeing at a festival. They’re always good for an LP, too - Wallop, their eighth, is yet another set of dance-punk goodness in the vein of fellow NYC luminaries LCD Soundsystem and ESG.

Special Interest
Spiraling

For those that enjoy coarse music made by menacing individuals in dank, musty rooms then look no further than New Orleans' Special Interest. They fuse a punk sensibility with primitive drum machines and arrangements that sound like they've been forge welded together (which wouldn't be surprising, given that one of their members operates 'power tools'). Their debut album 'Spiraling' is a beautiful, joyous ode to feedback, distortion, and rickety electronics. FFO evil. 

Lunch Lady
Angel

Angel is the debut album by LA four-piece, Lunch Lady. Their sound is influenced by early ‘80s UK post punk and new wave. The two girls and two guys that make up the band add a dreamy, Californian sun-drenched quality to their otherwise Brit-influenced indie noodling, making for an original meeting of sounds.

Exek
Some Beautiful Species Left

Broadly taking a post-punk template for their music, but infusing it with elements of dub, classical music and krautrock, Melbourne band EXEK return with their third studio record Some Beautiful Species Left. Thematically concerning the human-driven degradation of nature, it was specifically composed in the studio, during the recording process itself. 
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Jade Imagine
Basic Love

Yet another terrific new band from Australia, Melbourne-based Jade Imagine deliver their debut studio album Basic Love on Marathon Artists. Fusing modern synthwave sounds with new-wave and art-rock influences, the group’s focal point is the engaging Jade McInally and her subtle, dark observational humour.

Floored By Four
Floored By Four


  • CD (CHIM04CD)
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Suicide
Suicide

The 1977 debut by Alan Vega and Martin Rev is a conceptual and sonic assault. Vega’s pithy lyrics and echoed rockabilly vocals over Rev’s seething, primitive beatbox and fuzzed-up synths are a simple and devastatingly effective combination. Ghost Rider and Rocket USA is a killer double whammy to open the album. Frankie Teardrop makes your neck hair stand up, and Springsteen fave Cheree calms you down again.

Mars
3E / 11,000 Volts

A 7” single re-issue of the first ever release from the short-lived but highly influential New York no-wave band Mars. Originally released on Lydia Lunch’s self-run label Widowspeak, the punk icon described ‘3E’ and ‘11,000 Volts’ as “obtuse and unforgiving” and “sickly sexy”. 
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  • Munster
  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Batteries
The Finishing Line

Bis like their Record Store Day releases and this is the 'solo' project of one of their number 'sci-fi' Steve and his Batteries project. Previously described as Devo meets Queen of the Stone Age, it's not hard to imagine what he is doing here. Expect bouncy new wave pop fun with a metallic edge. Fans of Bis, in fact, could enjoy.
  • Vinyl LP (DYI019LP)
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  • Limited edition
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New Order
Ceremony (Version 1)

This was the record that could have perhaps been the next Joy Division single. ceremony was originally recorded in March 1981 by the surviving Joy Division members with guitarist Bernard Sumner taking over on vocal duties from the late Ian Curtis. The track was eventually re-recorded with the new line up featuring Gillian Gilbert but this is the original and most Joy Division sounding version. 

SWANS
Filth

This is the first official reissue for Swans' aptly-titled 1983 debut album in nearly 25 years, featuring a foetal incarnation of their brutal no-wave violence in seasick waves of clattering, clanking noise rock and viscerally howled chants. 'Filth' is the blueprint for many years of harsh, damaged intensity that followed and remains a powerfully unsettling listen. "Fun", said Christgau at the time.

Company Of State
Company Of State

In the 1980s Belgium was quite the hotbed for the sort of new wave that was so inspired by the likes of Joy Division. Part of this scene were Company Of State who take the template created in Manchester and make it darker and more brittle. This self-titled EP was their first release, and shows the band to be just as capable of capturing melancholy as any of their peers.

Colored Music
Colored Music

Japanese duo, Colored Music’s 1981 debut is for fans of weird and obscure music. Their sound is utterly their own, however, if you imagine David Bowie’s Berlin trilogy spliced with the work of Japanese electronic pioneer Haruomi Hosono, it may give you an insight into their world of spacey new wave, weird disco, avant-garde synth pop, proto-house and post-punk glam. Interested? LP and CD on WRWTFWW Records.

Iggy Pop
Zombie Birdhouse

Iggy’s sixth solo album is getting a reissue for the first time since its 1982 release. Produced by Blondie’s Chris Stein, the vinyl will contain sleeve notes written by Irvine Welsh. Zombie Birdhouse sees Iggy at his monologuing best, spinning tales over a mix of Afrobeat, drone and chugging guitars. Also featuring an unseen version of ‘Pain and Suffering’ with Debbie Harry singing backup.

Elisa Waut
Elisa Waut

A undercover classic of minimal wave, first released in 1982 as a limited run of cassettes, hand-dubbed for demo purposes. Elisa Waut was a trio of Mitteleuropean youth, and this self-titled debut of theirs is cold and detached and moody, singing of depression and Cold War vibes. You know you want it. Resurrected to vinyl by Numero Group.

Martin Rev
Cheyenne

Long overdue re-issue of Cheyenne, the third solo album from Suicide’s Martin Rev. Although it was released in 1991, its origins went all the way back to the recording of Alan Vega / Martin Rev eleven years previously. Infusing the street-level immediacy of Suicide’s proto-electro-punk with pastoral pop-inspired sounds, Cheyenne is a lost gem. 

Martin Rev
Clouds of Glory

As one half of electro-punk pioneers Suicide, Martin Rev was responsible for some of the most influential and significant music of the late Seventies and early Eighties. Less well-known, however, is his solo career, something that this re-issue of 1985’s contemplative Clouds of Glory (Rev’s second outing) seeks to put right. 

New Order
Temptation

There have been other songs called 'Temptation' but the New Order one is surely the best. Released as a standalone single in 1982 it was the first music the band produced themselves. On this re-issue we get the full 12" version along with the full version of B side 'Hurt'. Both track have been remastered and 'Temptation' still sounds as thrilling and visceral as it did in 1982.    

Ixna
Knotpop

Although the name of this record sounds like the kind of boring trance that XL used to put out, it is in fact an album of bizarro New Wave, a bit like a slightly less evil Captain Beefheart remixed by Warm Jet-era Brian Eno. Knotpop by Ixna is for fans of all things weird and synthetic. Recorded in 1981 and reissued on Concentric Circles.

The Scaners
The Scaners II

The Scaners return with a second album of breakneck retro-futurist garage-punk… From space! Every track is within spitting distance of two minutes duration, and the vibe is kind of The Ramones piloting a UFO, with a touch of Man Or Astro-Man surf fun. The Scaners II is released by Dirty Water, and it is a lot of fun.

Various
Lullabies For Catatonics: A Journey Through The British Avant-Pop/Art Rock Scene 1967-74

Presented over three CDs in a special ‘clamshell’ box set, the Grapefruit imprint’s latest exploration of the various off-shoots of British psychedelia turns to the avant-garde pop / art-rock scene of 1967 to 1974. Lullabies For Catatonics spans everything from early Bowie to the so-called Canterbury Scene, and includes three previously unreleased tracks. 

Human Switchboard
Who's Landing In My Hangar?

Human Switchboard come from Cleveland, Ohio. Their early ‘80s punk leanings are inspired by The Velvet Underground. Who’s Landing In My Hangar?  was their debut studio album from 1981. It was critically successful upon its release, but poor sales at the time means has to go down as one of those lost classics. Fortunately, you have your chance again, though. On Fat Possum

Wolfmanhattan Project
Blue Gene Stew

The Wolfmanhattan Project is a nice little noise-rocky effort. After releasing a first single in 2015, the band’s finally pulled themselves together for their debut album Blue Gene Stew. I guess it must be difficult to find time to record if your members are also playing with Sonic Youth, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Gories.

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