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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.

Colin Newman
Provisionally Entitled The Singing Fish

Colin Newman kept busy during Wire’s temporary early 80’s split, releasing three rather interesting solo records. Provisionally entitled the singing fish is a little unusual, with some entirely non-post-punk sounds creeping in there. Released on vinyl and CD, with the CD edition coming with a whole extra disc of demos and the like. On Sentient Sonics.

Colin Newman
Not To

Colin Newman kept busy during Wire’s temporary early 80’s split, releasing three rather interesting solo records. Although in the case of Not To, some members of Wire were involved in the recording… Released on vinyl and CD: with the CD edition coming with an extra disc of mostly unreleased home studio demos. On Sentient Sonics.

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.

Gerry & The Holograms
Gerry & The Holograms

Gerry & The Holograms are a fascinating footnote in Manchester music history: their eponymous main song allegedly influenced New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ and was much beloved of Frank Zappa, and yet the quasi-novelty synth-pop group is scarcely known. This release of their only full-length record might change that. Vinyl reissue on Cache Cache.

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.

Chain of Flowers
Let Your Light In / Flesh, Blood and Bone

Double A-side single from Cardiff’s premier post-punk-shoegaze-pop outfit Chain Of Flowers. Let Your Light In / Flesh, Blood and Bone sounds like it could play to get the crowd excited before a Cure gig, with moody vocals and dramatic synth and guitar lines. Released as a 7” single on the Alter label.

Pere Ubu
Drive He Said 1994 - 2002

The Fire label have repressed three of experimental art-punks Pere Ubu’s underappreciated later albums, and included some rare bonus material as well. Drive He Said includes Raygun Suitcase, Pennsylvania and St Arkansas, albums which capture the band’s freeform intensity and their complete refusal to conform to genre. This four LP box-set also comes with a download code.

Century Palm
Meet You

Meet You is the debut album of a kind of garage-pop supergroup, made up of members of Dirty Beaches, Ketamines, Tough Age and Zebrassieres. Obviously these guys know what to do, and the resulting ten tracks of motorik-driven, synth-shine and guitar-twang music really hit the spot. Released by Deranged.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Marc Hurtado & Alan Vega
Sniper

Sniper is a 2010 collaboration between Etant Donnes man Marc Hurtado and the legendary Alan Vega, crooner-in-chief of Suicide. And Lydia Lunch even adds vocals on one of the track. The results are not far off an updated Suicide, with Hurtado’s electro grooves underpinning the mighty Vega voice. This limited reissue on 2 LPs adds an exclusive bonus track! On Munster.

Eleven Pond
Watching Trees

Originally released on Eleven Pond’s 1986 LP Bas Relief, interest in the LA group’s tune ‘Watching Trees’ was rekindled when it featured on the Angular Recording Corporation’s 2010 compilation Cold Waves And Minimal Electronics. Fast-forward a couple of years and the song is now given its own re-release. Both the title track and ‘Portugal’ are tense, romantic no-wave disco ala Depeche Mode. The ‘Bedroom Mix’ of ‘Watching Trees’ that rounds out this EP is also delightfully wistful.

Nots
Live at Third Man Records

Jack White continues to offer both gigs and releases to up and coming bands via his Third Man Records label and shop: good on him. Nots are the latest band to get White-aided opportunities, with this 7” document of their live set. They sound like a fierce and essential live act on this evidence, with a serious bite to their post-punk via no-wave sound.
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SWANS
White Light from the Mouth of Infinity / Love of Life

Swans are an American experimental rock who had their origins in the New York No Wave scene of the early ‘80s. They are fronted by multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. White Light From The Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life are two of their classic albums from their early ‘90s period. Both complete albums are presented here as a box set available on CD and Vinyl, both versions come with an 18 track CD of bonus material.

Chris Hewitt
Martin Hannett, His Equipment and Strawberry Studios

A massive A4 book documenting several areas of interest for fans of North West post punk music. First up it covers Martin Hannett and the equipment he used to make the classic records by Joy Division and the like. Next up it tells the story of Strawberry Studios founded by 10CC but used by Hannett and other Factory producers of the era. Finally there's a section on Hannett and Tosh Ryan's Rabid records and Absurd records.   

Eyeless In Gaza
Original Albums Boxset

Eyeless In Gaza were a post-punk outfit from Warwickshire who were active in the 80s and helped keep it moody, moving with a similar trajectory to Talk Talk from a poppy sound to sombre New Wave shores. Fronted by Martyn Bates and his untrained, boozy vocal, the band went on to make music based around dark synths, field recordings and noise. 'Original Albums Boxset' captures the band as they went through their many different stylistic incarnations, featuring four records released in the early eighties, a bunch of rarities and a lot of educational sleeve notes about the band's time together. 

Dimosioypalliliko Retire
On the Administration of Panic (The magazine issue 1)

This LP is an ‘audio magazine’ from 2002, showcasing the work of Dimosioypalliliko Retire. This was a Greek group preoccupied with experimental rock deconstruction, and On the administration of panic is an excerpt from a live performance. Cross-released by the Rekem, Orila and Agios Anthropos labels in an edition of 300 LPs.
  • Vinyl LP (Οrl29 / REKEM 10 / AAR 003)
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Blank Square
Animal I

Blank Square make punk-music-gone-weird, engaging with the lessons of messed-up no wave and also pushing a saxophone to the front of their sound. Animal I is their debut record, and the deep and odd punk fans are going to go wild for it. Released, naturally enough, on John Dwyer’s Castle Face label.

Fufanu
Sports

Spearheaded by the stabbing bass of the record's self-titled track, Sports, neo-psychadelic outfit Fufanu sound like a nu-rave version of such 1980's innovators as Joy Division and They Fall. Their electo-driven post-punk lies alongside a plethora of candid, almost spoken vocals - which makes this record both chilled and energetic.

Half Japanese
Hear The Lions Roar

Everyone either does or should love Half Japanese, the expression of a brotherly love for weirdo rock music to be played with no regard for conventional technique. Hear The Lions Roar is their brand new record: it's as fun as ever, and apparently features many of the musicians who worked with the band in the 90’s for maximum good old times. CD and vinyl (black or lilac) editions on Fire.

Suicide
Alan Vega Martin Rev

The follow-up to Suicide's 1977's legendary eponymous trail blazer. 'Alan Vega Martin Rev' (named after the two members of Suicide, in case that isn't obvious) was originally released in 1980 and produced by Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. A lighter and fluffier animal than its predecessor, but still bearing a healthy kick of venom. Reissued on vinyl.

Colin Newman
A-Z

Colin Newman kept busy during Wire’s temporary early 80’s split, releasing three rather interesting solo records. Although in the case of A-Z, some members of Wire were involved in the recording… This feels as lean and sharp-edged as all your favourite Wire, but with some different details in the sound. Released on vinyl and CD, with the CD edition coming with a whole extra disc of demos and the like. On Sentient Sonics.

New Fries
More

New Fries are such a lively-sounding band that you feel like you must be missing something by not getting the visual aspect: these songs are so bursting at the seams with *stuff*, they must be sprouting out colours or something. Anyway, for now we must settle for the kaleidoscopic sound of New Fries: 10 inches worth on their new Telephone Explosion release.

Pere Ubu
New Picnic Time

New Picnic Time is the third album by Cleveland, Ohio’s experimental art-rockers Pere Ubu. It was originally released in 1979, it continued a run of classic albums that also included The Modern Dance and Dub Housing.The sessions for the album were so stressful that the band split after recording only to reform with Mayo Thompson replacing original guitarist Tom Herman.

Pere Ubu
Song of the Bailing Man

Song of the Bailing Man was Pere Ubu's final LP before their first hiatus in 1982. It featured Red Krayola frontman Mayo Thompson on guitar and Anton Fier on drums. It is, like all Pere Ubu albums, both disturbing and inspired as David Thomas squeaks and squawks over their dislocated garage rock racket.    

Tuxedomoon
Half-Mute

At no less than 36 years of age, the warped synths and humming basslines of Half-Mute by Tuxedomoon return to the fore on vinyl with Crammed Discs. The experimental new-wavers from San Fran helped kick off the 1970s punk rock revolution, and this offering is largely responsible for establishing the outfit's cult status.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Minimal Compact
One (Statik Dancin')

Underground 80’s club favourites Minimal Contact play relentlessly compulsive, bass driven tracks with an economical, stripped back funk/disco sound, recorded with a raw, punk rock production aesthetic that earned them a large, cult following across Europe and the US. This remastered reissue of their 1981 mini album includes the classic track ‘Statik Dancin’.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Pere Ubu
Architecture of Language

One-of-a-kind post-punkers Pere Ubu get the box-set treatment. Architecture of Language brings together four remastered vinyl LPs, New Picnic Time (1979), The Art Of Walking (1980), Song Of The Bailing Man (1982) and a new collection of extras. The perfect music here runs from punk, to shronking free jazz with some funk and glam thrown in too. The set comes with a lovely poster and download codes as well.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Milemarker
Overseas

Prog showstoppers Milemarker have a long history of mixing a rigid post-hardcore element into synthy New Wave gloop, an undercurrent of math kinetics and metal showboating in the vox. Their new record, Overseas, panders to their old love of fronting guitars and giddily overbearing electronics. It's a bit silly, of course -- just the way they like it. 
  • Vinyl LP (LOV84V)
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Savant
Artificial Dance

Savant has titled this record Artificial Dance, which is an interesting choice given that the music it contains is a lot less ‘artificial’ than plenty I’ve heard. Although loops and samples are clearly in play here, the instrumental tracks at the core of these pieces sound very much human, especially with the keen focus on interesting flaws. On RVNG International.

Mars
Mars Archives Volume Two: 11000 Volts to Tunnel

The second release in this series of Mars Archives explorations / excavations is a bunch of live tracks recorded at Max’s and CBGB circa 1978. 11000 Volts To Tunnel jerks and kicks with the sparky weirdness of Mars’ still-emerging no wave sound. An excellent listen for no wave historians and general fans of strange music alike! On Feeding Tube Records.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Our Daughter’s Wedding
Moving Windows

Reincarnated onto vinyl and CD from Futurismo, is Moving Windows - the 1980's brainchild of highly underrated American synth-punks Our Daughters Wedding. Produced by big hitters David Spradley (Funkadelic) and Colin Thurston (Duran Duran, Iggy Pop), this reissued version fires the trio into the 21st century.

Duchess Says
Sciences Nouvelles

Duchess Says seem to be working a very interesting seam indeed, crossing over fuzzy psych with cold-wave synths and Italo disco grooves. Plus a little bit of punks-from-space? Very hard to pin down, but very easy to enjoy. Sciences Nouvelles is their third album, and is released by the Slovenly label.

Dow Jones and The Industrials
Can't Stand The Midwest 1979-1981

Dow Jones and The Industrials, who have one of the best band names I’ve seen in ages, were a US art-punk outfit from the turn of the 80’s, who couldn’t stand living in the very un-art-punk Midwest. Can’t Stand The Midwest contains a stack of their simple-but-weird tracks, some of which have never been released and others of which have been functionally unavailable ever since the original records sold out. And the vinyl edition has a DVD of a live show too! On Family Vineyard.

Various
Cherrystones: Critical Mass / Splinters From The Worldwide New-Wave, Post-Punk and Industrial Underground 1978 – 1984

Get away from here with your overly Anglocentric narratives of post-punk! As Cherrystones: Critical Mass / Splinters From The Worldwide New-Wave, Post-Punk and Industrial Underground 1978-1984 demonstrates, incredible stuff was being made all over the place, pushing the envelope ever further. The first track, from Rheingold, is especially wonderful.

Spray Paint
Punters On a Barge

Unpolished, and harsh, Spray Paint pack a lot of energy. From the barren streets of Austin, TX, they have chosen vinyl as their medium for unleashing their no wave punk upon us: Punters on a Barge harbors paranoid, atonal tracks that will have you jump awake in the night. Which is totally our kind of jam.

Various
Bay Area Retrograde (BART) Vol. 2

The BART is the rail transport system which connects San Francisco's Bay Area, and so it should come as no surprise that this is a compilation of music from that area around the late '70s and early '80s. With contributions from the likes of Factrix, Chrome and Tuxedomoon as well as lesser known artists from the scene, this compilation records the strange motorik mixture of krautrock, synthpop and no-wave that was spreading across the bay like a rash.

Lovely Little Girls
Glistening Vivid Splash

A full 9 people from the fertile weirdo-rock scene of Chicago contributed to Glistening Vivid Splash, the second full-length secretion from Lovely Little Girls. Wailing amateur-operatic vocals, tooting brass and mathish rhythms: the very many parts add up to a strange and progtastic concoction. Wild things, on Skin Graft.

Cellular Chaos
Diamond Teeth Clenched

Cellular Chaos is a band born of the vision of Weasel Walter, who has worked with Jim O’Rourke, Lydia Lunch and The Flying Luttenbachers over the years. This project, now up to their second album, is a no-wave / post-punk glam-action group, with lashings of riot grrrl and occasional free jazz: quite a hectic brew really. Diamond Teeth Clenched is out on Skin Graft.

The Red Krayola with Art & Language
Baby and Child Care

Baby and Child Care is a 1984 production by The Red Krayola (with Art And Language) that has unfortunately never been previously put out into the world. Now we can hear it! The album uses transposed psychoanalytic texts for lyrical content, laid on top of the band’s fleshy grooves. Released (at last!) by Drag City.
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Units
Animals They Dream About

Archival labels are great: not only do they reissue much-loved releases from days gone by, but sometimes they even give old records their first release! Animals They Dream About, the planned second album of Units, was never previously issued: a huge shame as it positively bristles with synth-punk energy. History has been righted here! Cheers Futurismo.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Lydia Lunch & Marc Hurtado
My Lover The Killer

Legendary no wave noise-scream queen Lydia Lunch collaborated once more with the eclectic Mark Hurtado for this 2LP set of wild sounds. My Lover The Killer is a doomed tale of violence and murder, delivered with a sexy dramatic flavour by Ms Lunch. Worryingly, it is apparently based on a true story… Limited edition of 450 double LPs on Munster.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Vivien Goldman
Resolutionary (Songs 1979-1982)

When she started making music in 1979, Vivien Goldman pulled together the sounds of punk, hip-hop and reggae, with a touch of afro-beat groove for good measure. Resoloutionary (Songs 1979-1982) compiles her work as a solo artist, in The Flying Lizards and in Chantage, sounding fresh and creative in every mode. Out on Staubgold.

Devo
EZ Listening Muzak

Futurismo repress this compilation of muzak covers Devo recorded of their own songs and sold via their fan club. This bizarre material pushes the witty, eccentric and utterly unique Devo sound in an even more extreme direction. EZ Listening Muzak comes with a wealth of wacky Devo merchandise and although it is available as a CD boxset, the vinyl LP set comes in antique walnut or lava lamp colour!
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Wire
Nocturnal Koreans

After finishing their self-titled 2015 album, post-punk unit Wire discovered they had material that didn’t fit that album’s themes. So, we get Nocturnal Koreans, a compilation of album offcuts that are as jagged and powerful as anything the band have recorded. The freedom of releasing music outside an album structure lets the band properly experiment with composition and sound.

Tuxedomoon & Various Artists
Half-Mute / Give Me New Noise: Half-Mute Reflected

Tuxedomoon’s 1980 debut Half-Mute is rightly well-regarded as a weird-pop masterpiece: now the band are touring it again! To accompany the shows, they’ve handed out the material to artists like Simon Fisher Turner, Cult With No Name and Aksak Maboul, to cover and reinterpret. All these new takes are presented here: the CD version also contains the original album reissued.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Deep Throats
Good Bad Pretty

Deep Throats were an old San Francisco band with a heady garage rock sound. This release gathers up their final recordings, previously unheard by the public at large. Good Bad Pretty is released by Castle Face, the essential garage rock imprint of John O’Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees, for whom Deep Throats were clearly an influence.
  • Vinyl LP (CF062)
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De Lux
Berlin Joe / Stranger Love

This single is pressed to 8” vinyl, because well why shouldn’t it be eh? That extra inch allows De Lux to stretch out a little more with these 2 tracks, 1 of them a Woody Allen-loving groove-fest and the other a cover of an old Classixx song. Berlin Joe / Stranger Love is released by Innovative Leisure.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Nisennenmondai
#N/A

The relentless and repetitive guitar, drum and bass build-ups of Nisennenmondai have been described as ‘organic techno’. On #N/A, the band’s tenth recording, and first with iconic dub label On-U Sound, they fully embrace this. Adrian Sherwood’s production brings out the rhythmic subtleties of their noisy, minimal stomp.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

bis / Big Zero
Boredom Could Be Good For You / Tear It Up and Start Again

One for all you fans of day-glo buzz pop. Scottish indie veterans Bis play a brand new song that apparently has gone down a storm at their recent live shows. Overleaf young Reading upstarts Big Zero make synth driven pop fun that sounds like Devo hanging out with Weezer. Just 500 of these little blighters.   

The (Hypothetical) Prophets
Around The World With

InFine remaster and reissue The (Hypothetical) Prophets phenomenally obscure minimal synth album. Cut-up samples, strange deadpan vocals and harsh synthesizer from none-other than Bernard Szajner (of Visions of Dune fame) have made Around the World With the stuff of legend. Now it is available again on vinyl LP, with download code, and CD.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

The Frozen Autumn
Time Is Just A Memory

The Frozen Autumn is an Italian band from Turin. They’ve released three albums since forming in 1993 and Time is Just a Memory is a six-track collection and a general overview of those three albums. The songs are dark, clinical synth tracks in the vein of Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins and Oppenheimer Analysis. Six remastered tracks. Includes an 11x11 insert with lyrics and notes.     

Crash Course In Science
Jump Over Barrels

Crash Course In Science are a post-punk band formed by three art school students in Philadelphia in 1979. Whilst guitars, drums and synths were used, the band eschewed convention by experimenting with toy instruments and kitchen appliances to add to their sound. Jump Over Barrells was recorded in 1981, intended for an album called Near Marineland, the song remained unmixed and unreleased. This 12” also features a robust remix by Charles Manier aka Tadd Mullinix and a demo version from 1980 which highlights the track’s raw sparseness.

Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Suspense

Lizzy Mercier Descloux was a singer, songwriter and performer who buzzed around the fringes of numerous crucial areas during her adventurous career. Suspense is her take on an 80’s pop record, an unusual step that works remarkably well. Light In The Attic are reissuing Suspense and several other of her albums, in remastered form. With 6 bonus tracks!
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Zulu Rock

Lizzy Mercier Descloux was a singer, songwriter and performer who buzzed around the fringes of numerous crucial areas during her adventurous career. Zulu Rock is her South African album, a real 80’s afro-funk record. Remastered and reissued on Light In The Attic, with the addition of 5 bonus tracks.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

The Jazz Butcher
Last Of The Gentlemen Adventurers

Celebrating the 30th birthday of this long running British indie collective, this begins a series of re-issues from their long and varied back catalogue. Led by the wonderfully monikered Pat Fish, the Jazz Butcher took elements of the Velvet Underground and Syd Barrett and took it in idiosyncratic, whimsical directions. As well as Pat there's some future big names on here including super producer Richard Formby and Spacemen 3 legend Sonic Boom.  
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Spider King
Shot To Pieces

Spider King are a little known example of early 1980’s British Northern post-punk being served up with a huge dollop of FUNK! on the side. Those sharp guitars and shouty vocals are all there, but so are broad, squelchy synth basslines. It fits remarkably well. Shot To Pieces, compiled from tracks recorded between 1979 and 1983, is the first full-length album from Spider King.

Guerilla Toss
Eraser Stargazer

Eraser Stargazer is the new album by Boston five-piece Guerilla Toss. It follows on from their 2104 debut album Gay Disco and their 2015 EP Flood Dosed which won the band praise from the likes of Henry Rollins and Busy P of Ed Banger Records. The band describe their chaotic sound as New Age Rage, celebrating positivity and aberrant spiritualism through ferocious yet cerebral and danceable rock music.
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  • DFA

Death Index
Death Index

Death Index is a new band, formed from members of a wide range of bands that includes Merchandise, Sgurd and Neon Blud. This self-titled debut album places itself somewhere between aggressive, feedback and guitar-heavy post-punk and seething Suicide-esque synth material. Released on the Deathwish Inc. label.

Sightings
Amusers and Puzzlers

‘Amusers and Puzzlers’ is the final chapter in the nine album career of one of experimental rocks most jaded treasures, Sightings. The record, intended as a complimentary album to their 2013 release ‘Terribly Well’ is the oxymoronic climax of their unique style of damaged rock, driven by irregular guitar changes and nervy, sporadic vocals and a relentless rhythm section.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Circuit Breaker
My Descent Into Capital

Circuit Breaker make music that brings industrial sonics into the present day. My Descent Into Capital is their fullest statement to date, taking the length of a whole album to hammer into the bleak truths of life under the neoliberal rule of late capitalism… with synths and drum machines! Out on Harbinger Sound.

Various
New York Noise: Dance Music From The New York Underground 1977-1982

Reissue of Soul Jazz’s classic compilation New York Noise: Dance Music From The New York Underground 1977-1982. As the subtitle should signal to you, this is some sharp groovy action, from incredible artists including Theoretical Girls, Dinosaur L and Alan Vega. New tracklist for this reissue, on double LP and on CD.

The You And What Army Faction
Glum

The You And What Army Faction are a post-punk crew from Athens, Greece. The political-economic tensions of contemporary Athens seem to have made their mark on the band, their dark music howling and dead-eyed: they sound wounded, in the best tradition of their heavy post-punk forebears. Glum is out on Smash Records.
  • Vinyl LP (SR007)
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  • Limited edition

Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Mambo Nassau

Lizzy Mercier Descloux was a singer, songwriter and performer who buzzed around the fringes of numerous crucial areas during her adventurous career. Mambo Nassau is a very funky record indeed, partly a result of recording at Chris Blackwell’s studios. Light In The Attic are reissuing this along with several other Descloux albums, in remastered form, with the addition of 6 bonus tracks.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Normil Hawaiians
Return of The Ranters

Recorded in 1985, Normil Hawaiians’ third album Return Of The Ranters is quite an album. On the one hand it is a set of relatively conventional mid-80s post-punk political songs. But on the other hand, strange details and structures are packed in everywhere: strange violin loops, unidentified tones, and unrestrained improvisation. Significant reissue on Upset The Rhythm.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Coke Weed
Mary Weaver

Coke Weed plunge bodily into the sounds of Bowie-era Berlin for this record, ending up with a sharp and shiny dance part for post-punk art-squats. Mary Weaver is the group’s fourth record, and powerfully combines dead-eyed vocals with body-moving rhythm. Released by the Beyond Beyond Is Beyond label.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Pere Ubu
Carnival Of Souls

Carnival of Souls began life as a live soundtrack to Herk Harvey's 1962 horror Carnival of Souls. The ideas were mutated into a full length album which continues the more electronic direction pursued in their previous Lady of Shanghai record. It once again shows Pere Ubu as a band who constantly take risks and re-invent their sound. Should be more like them.  
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Wake The President
Zumutung!


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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

The Rogers Sisters
Why Wont You


  • CD single
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Beards
Nature Proper

Beards are a great band you may well have seen blasting out no-waveish post-punk to the joy of audiences across the land. Featuring members of Azores and Commiserations, they’ve honed what they do to a pretty fine point by now, and Nature Proper manages to capture that nicely. Split release between DIY labels Audacious Art Experiment, Ouse Records and Les Potagers Natures.
  • Vinyl LP (AUD038 / OUSE006 / PONAB12)
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Press Color

Lizzy Mercier Descloux did an excellent thing in 1979, releasing a record that mirrored her journey from Paris to Lower East Side NY by putting a tight no wave rhythm section beneath a version of slick French song. Press Color is that record, and it is a firmly compelling listen. Reissued at last, in remastered form, by Light In The Attic.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Full English Breakfast
Candy In Weightlessness


  • CD (SR29112)
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Frank Alpine
Frank Alpine


  • CD (VR026CD)
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Lydia Lunch / Retrovirus
Urge To Kill

‘Urge To Kill’ is the follow up to last years live recording from noise queen Lydia Lunch’s with Retrovirus. Reuniting the same supergroup lineup with guitarist Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers), bassist Tim Dahl (Child Abuse) and legendary drummer Bob Bert (Sonic Youth/ Pussy Galore) ‘Urge To Kill’ brings powerfully abrasive new life to Lunch’s vast back catalog.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Liquid Idiot / Idiot Orchestra
Liquid Idiot / Idiot Orchestra

Liquid Idiot and Idiot Orchestra were two bands that eventually became one as the seminal New York post-punk band Liquid Liquid. Neither band on this split LP ever locked into a groove like the band they became, it’s way more freeform, experimental and, well, odd. It was music played for the sheer enjoyment of the moment without thinking about whoever might buy it.
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

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.

The Names
Stranger Than You

Available on CD or Double 12” Vinyl in gatefold packaging with digital download on Factory Benelux. The Names are a new wave group from Belgium, mainly known for their body of work with Factory records in the early 80s. Now, since 2014’s In Time they are joined by two new memebers and are looking back to the sound they forged with Factory.
  • Genre(s):
  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Guerilla Toss
Smack the Brick

Guerilla Toss are an exciting bundle of fun, doggedly repetitive, somewhat abrasive, and always propulsive instrumentally. The whole thing is whipped up to terminal velocity by Kassie Carlson’s yelped vocalisations. Smack The Brick is what this band want you to do, and you’d probably do it for them. Thrilling stuff on Feeding Tube Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Soko
My Dreams Dictate My Reality

Produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (The Cure), ‘My Dreams Dictate My Reality’ is singer songwriter Soko’s follow up to her melancholic folk album debut ‘I Thought I Was An Alien’. The album includes two hypnotic collaborative tracks (‘Monster Love’ and ‘Lovetrap’) with lo-fi troubadour Ariel Pink.

Jack Ruby
Jack Ruby - Volume 2

Jack Ruby were one of the missing links between Fun House era Stooges and the eventual No Wave of the late 70s. They basically sound like what would happen if J.G Ballard started a proto-punk band; electronic noise throughout with dirty rock n' roll. This is the 2nd volume of LP reissues which is the more noisy and experimental side of the band, and it features an appearance by free jazz sax player Pete van Riper and some electric viola reminiscent of some of the Velvet Underground's most dissident work. Limited edition of just 600 copies, it also includes a download card. 
  • Vinyl LP (FTR158LP)
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  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Disappears
Irreal

Some deep meditations from Disappears. Irreal is the new full length from the Chicago group. This record is brimming with undertones of angst and frustration just waiting to boil over. Spanning a lot of influences, it evokes elements of Krautrock, trip-hop and electronic dance music done with a live band. "Another Thought" sounds like a Massive Attack vocal meets Soulwax synths with some tribal rhythms. Pick it up on vinyl LP and CD from Kranky.

Martin Hannett & Steve Hopkins
The Invisible Girls

The Invisible Girls is a collaborative effort by Steve Hopkins and Martin Hannett who have both weaved their way in and out of the brilliance of many different bands, Hannett producing for the likes of New Order where Hopkins has helped perform for some classic records. Together they actually make some music, and these recently unearthed recordings show that in abundance.

Guerilla Toss
367 Equalizer

Keep it livid. Keep it dense yeah? This is some colossal post-funk-proto-riot-noise-dance from Guerilla Toss. 367 Equalizer is brilliant and rubbish all at once - it's well meta. You can dance to it and not really understand in what way you're dancing to it etc. Out on vinyl LP from Feeding Tube Records. Totally fucking futile.
  • Genre(s):
  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Rattle
Rattle EP

Minimal funk-punk from Nottingham's Rattle. Rattle EP is a lesson in creativity and effective repetition. The female duo utilise minimal instrumentation and simple layered vocals to make abstract grooves with a disjointed propulsion. Think art-school-post-weed drum circle - in a good way. Out on 7" vinyl from I Own You Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Pauline Murray
Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls

Re-issue of a legendary album recorded back in 1980 and produced by Martin Hannett, its a veritable who's who of the Factory scene with appearances from John Maher (Buzzcocks) and Vini Reilly (Durutti Column) with a sleeve designed by Peter Saville. This double vinyl version includes a bonus CD of instrumental versions, alternate takes, live versions etc.   The album stands in a kind of mid point between post punk clatter and the sleek synth pop that was to come from the likes of Human League. 

Null And Void
Happiness And Contempt / Montage Morte

Nuttier than a squirrel's turd Happiness And Contempt / Montage Morte by Null And Void. Medical Records re-mastered and reissued this following the resurgence of interest in post-punk heritage. Happiness And Contempt / Montage Morte is a barrage of dystopian synths, bombastic vocals and angular guitars. It's post-punk at it's most intense. LP out on blue coloured vinyl.
  • Genre(s):
  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Lydia Lunch
Retrovirus

Retrovirus is a career-spanning (1977 to present) live set from Lydia Lunch. The tour that spawned the set featured a band made up of Weasel Walter on guitar, Algis Kizys, who has played with Swans and Foetus, on bass and original Sonic Youth drummer Bob Bert. Retrovirus is available on vinyl LP and CD.

Anne
Pulling Chain

New waver David Lindell continues to mark his Anne project with electronic grandeur and vocal show-boating, offering Pulling Chain up as an opportunity to dance 'til your feet disintegrate and sing 'til you reach the highest possible octave. A suggested serving for those goths who hit up the club.
  • Genre(s):
  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • New Wave / No Wave / Art Rock

Brontosaurus Chorus
Owls


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