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Big Star
Live On WLIR

Big Star’s Live On WLIR gets a reissue. Recorded for NYC’s WLIR broadcaster in 1974 but not released as a record until 1992, this album finds the power pop pioneers running through tunes from their first two full-lengths. They also throw a nifty Loudon Wainwright III cover in there. This new edition includes extensive liner notes and an interview with Big Star bassist John Lightman. The vinyl release is the first time that Live On WLIR has been put to wax.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Quaker City Night Hawks
QCNH

Quaker City Night Hawks hail from Texas. Their music is imbued with all the hallmarks of ‘70s southern rock you’d expect to hear, plus a certain amount of Joe Walsh-era Eagles. QCNH is their fourth studio album and follow-up to their Lightning Rod debut, El Astronauta. LP and CD on Lightning Rod.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

A-Moms
Strawberry Cheesecake / Modern Noise

Third Man aficionados among you will have spotted the label’s recent Algebra Mothers compilation A-Moms = Algebra Mothers. That LP was an odds-and-sods collection focussed on long-defunct Detroit punks A-Moms. The band only released one single when together, the 1979 split ‘Strawberry Cheesecake’/‘Modern Noise’, so Third Man have decided to complete the circle and reissue that one as well. This is chaotic, maniacal new wave from a group who count Pere Ubu among their fans.

Future Glue
Devil's Pulpit EP

Glasgow group Future Glue have the sleazy twang of americana, but the bark and bite of post-punk. Like, say, The Cramps or The Gun Club, they observe that the gap between the two need not be large, and maneuver between these styles with a debauched sense of swagger, as displayed on four-tracker ‘Devils Pulpit EP’.

StumpWater
Motel In Saginaw

Interesting tale behind this one. Stumpwater are a very little known Illinois band whose private-pressed 1975 folk-rock single caught the ear of the Galactic Zoo label. After a bit of searching, they found the still-existent Stumpwater and discovered that they had recorded a whole concept album in 1973 that had never been released at all! And that is Motel In Saginaw, which you now see before you at last. Cool.

The Hold Steady
Stay Positive

Was it only ten years ago we were following Craig Finn and pals down to Minneapolis/St Paul and their breakout record 'Stay Positive'. Finn is basically a gossip over lots of catchy chunky Springsteen-ish rock with tittle tattle about what people are up to on the party scene. It was the soundtrack to my divorce which I'm still not properly over so I might as well give this another listen.     
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  • BMG
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

David Bowie
Never Let Me Down

What are we to make of the David Bowie album that the man himself disliked the most? The album he has described as being "awful", an album he wondered why he recorded? Whatever he thought of it, 1987's Never Let Me Down remains interesting because the man was so interesting, especially as it was conceived in tandem for the ridiculously over the top Glass Spider tour. 
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

David Bowie
Tonight

After David Bowie released Let's Dance he was as big as he'd ever been and decided to strike while the iron was hot. The resulting album is 1984's Tonight, which was largely successful at keeping the general public interested in him. For all its commercial ambitions Tonight remained a Bowie album, with the video for Blue Jean really being a 20 minute short film. 
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

David Bowie
Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87)

Way back in 1987, David Bowie released Never Let Me Down. The ensuing tour was called Glass Spider, a show more theatre than gig which inevitably ended up being accused of being pretentious. Of course nowadays, theatrics are the norm. So maybe it's time to reevaluate Glass Spider, or at the very least its Montreal stint.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

David Bowie
Serious Moonlight (Live ’83)

1983's Let's Dance was one of David Bowie's most commercially successful albums and so needed a tour to match. Named Serious Moonlight, the tour sold much better than expect forcing Bowie into less intimate venues than planned. Perhaps this explains why it featured an uncharacteristic one costume change. 
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

David Bowie
Let’s Dance

Trust David Bowie to make one of the most commercially successful records of the 80s. After his Berlin trilogy where he explored the more art rock side of things he thought hey feck it I'm going to dye my hair bleach blonde work with Nile Rogers and become a proper pop star for a bit. This contains all those mega hits  - China Girl, Let's Dance, Modern Love and that's just the first three tracks. 
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Gemma Ray
Psychogeology

Over her seven albums to date, Gemma Ray has become known for bringing a number of styles to freshen up the singer/songwriter genre and album number eight, Psychogeology, is no exception. Here, she borrows elements from girl groups, ‘70s pop, George Gershwin, classic Pink Floyd and Serge Gainsbourg to create a widescreen view of her life. LP and CD on Bronzerat.

Entracte Twist
Entracte Twist

Self-titled album on Requiem Pour Un Twister from Parisian band Entracte Twist. Post-punk in the 70s style which means: jangly guitars, driving drums and a tasteful amount of synthesiser. This is the sort of music that is described as being effortlessly cool, which certainly isn't helped by the band singing in the language of effortlessly cool, French. 

Danko Jones
A Rock Supreme

Now, A Rock Supreme is a pretty bold title to choose for your album, and whether the new one from Canadians Danko Jones achieves enough greatness to warrant the presence of Coltrane’s ghost or not is up to you. What you can be sure of though is lots of high-rock, high-energy rock action, delivered at speed and without too much self-seriousness. On Rise Above.

Thee Hypnotics
Righteously Recharged

A huge vinyl box set from 90's rockers Thee Hypnotics called Righteously Recharged . . . probably called this because it's a collection of their tracks 'recharged' so to speak. This box set contains all sorts of goodies including Come Down Heavy on a violet vinyl, Soul, Glitter & Sin on a red vinyl, The Very Crystal Speed Machine on a clear vinyl (this one was never actually released in the UK!!!), plus early demos and journalist notes. Remastered and released on Beggars Arkive. 
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Struts
YOUNG&DANGEROUS

They don’t make ‘em like this any more, except they very much do. The Struts are the band for any of you out there who have been missing The Darkness these past few years. Young & Dangerous (or should that be YOUNG&DANGEROUS? Does it matter?) is the Derby group's sophomore LP, though to be honest you could tell us that this lot have been making music since 1973 and we would take it at face value. The fact that The Struts were picked as the support act for the last ever Mötley Crüe gig speaks volumes.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The White Stripes
I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself / Who's To Say

Two covers here, actually: while this 7" project offers one White Stripes single plus one White Stripes cover, "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" was originally written by Burt Bacharach and familiarized by a soft, serenely romantic adaptation by way of Dusty Springfield. There's the Stripes' pretty raw, half-punx version on here, plus "Who's To Say", originally Blanche's. 

Writhing Squares
Out Of The Ether

Writhing Squares put out their second LP ‘Out of The Ether’ via Trouble In Mind following a debut on Siltbreeze - a label known for underground legends like Harry Pussy, The Shadow Ring and The Dead C. Writhing Squares sound here has this churning psyche quality, topped off with spaced-out guitar fuzzery and squawks of sax. It’s a satisfying fusion of various underground strands, from the squelchier end of industrial to Hawkind-esque jam rituals.   

Twin Temple
Twin Temple (Bring You Their Signature Sound.... Satanic Doo-Wop)

If you say that you have a signature sound but have to spell out what your signature sound is immediately afterwards then is it even your signature sound? Not to split hairs or anything, just an observation. Anyway, at least Twin Temple have the courtesy to let you know what you’re getting into with a title like Twin Temple (Bring You Their Signature Sound…. Satanic Doo-Wop). All you Postmodern Jukeboxers out there will enjoy Twin Temple’s wiccan Winehouse shtick.

Mark Sultan
Let Me Out

Mark Sultan is described as an entrepreneur on his Wikipedia page for some reason. No citation. There are citations for his being part of the messy garage rock set playing with the likes of Black Lips and King Khan. And Let Me Out is messy garage rock. Guitars, heartfelt vocals, and a sense things could fall apart any second.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Various
Las Vegas Grind! Volume Seven

Volumes one through six of the Las Vegas Grind compilation series were assembled and issued many years ago, beginning in the late 80’s, but now at long last there is a seventh volume! Las Vegas Grind! Volume Seven is of course a low-down and dirty listening experience, straight out of the garage. Bob Moore & The Temps, Gay Papa, Louie & The Fat Men, and many more.

The Detroit Cobras
What More / I Can’t Go Back

Just in case any of you were still in any doubt that Jack White doesn’t put on for his hometown, the former White Stripe has signed a band with Detroit in its name to Third Man Records. Let his love for the motor city lie unquestioned until his dying day. Apparently ‘What More’/‘I Can’t Go Back’ are the first new recordings that The Detroit Cobras have released in a decade, though as they’re both covers we can’t go so far as to call them new material. Either way, they are both definitely garage rock.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Escape-ism
Live at Third Man Records

Ian Svenonius - he of Chain And The Gang and The Nation Of Ulysses fame - has been busying himself with his Escape-ism project of late. It sounds pretty much exactly like what you'd imagine a Svenonius solo endeavour would sound like. Live At Third Man Records does a good job of capturing Escape-ism’s freakified Jonathan Richman thing.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Rebel
Riding In The Sun / Why Must I Pay

Country Teasers mainman Ben Wallers is also The Rebel, and it is under this guise that he does some of his most fascinating work. Outsider punk that peels the genre apart and shows you some of its guts and contradictions. Here The Rebel presents two tracks on a seven inch single on Jack White’s Third Man.

The Doors
Waiting For The Sun

Waiting For The Sun is album numero three from classic waistoid crew The Doors, now seeing reissue after it originally hit the shelves many moons ago, way back in 1968 when we weren't even sex cells in our mummy's and daddies psychedelic paisley underpants. Morrison and the gang get their groove on, with such favourites as ‘Hello, I Love You’ and Vietnam war track ‘The Unknown Soldier’.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

U2
No Line On The Horizon

This is the one by redundant stadium rockers U2 about the fictional characters of a drug addict, a soldier and a traffic police officer. Eno, Lanois and Lillywhite did the rather good production. It also got Taylor Deupree all in a flap because it has the same cover as an album he did with Richard Chartier. Bono, didn’t you know that photos expire after one use?
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  • U2
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Khana Bierbood
Strangers From The Far East

Khana Bierbood are Thai band who came up with their blend ‘60s surf, ‘70s garage rock and traditional sounds after hours of jamming together. Their name, which translates into English as Strange Brew, gives further clues to their influences. The band have been together since 2012, but Strangers From The Far East is their first album. Fans of Thee Oh Sees, Dengue Fever and La Luz would be encouraged to give this a listen. LP and CD on Guruguru Brain.

The Monkees
Greatest Hits

Were The Monkees cool? The 60s pop four-piece were assembled by TV producers to sing the songs of Boyce and Hart among others, but they had a certain charm. They definitely got a bit cooler when Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork started writing songs and Davy Jones could claim to be the world’s greatest tambourine player. This Greatest Hits LP was originally released in 1976 and includes Last Train To Clarksville, Listen To The Band, (I’m Not Your Stepping Stone), Daydream Believer and Pleasant Valley Sunday. Orange coloured vinyl LP on Rhino.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Royal Trux
White Stuff

First new album in 19 years from 'the Worlds Greatest Rock and Roll Band'. When I think of Royal Trux I can only remember the time my brother  - when asked by their record label where the band could stay after a Leeds show - suggested a quaint ivy clad Wetherby guest house complete with trademark poodle yapping about. How Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty would have fitted in in such environs would have been interesting given their rock and roll debauchery image and love for the white stuff they presumably titled this album after.  

Starcrawler
Hollywood Ending

L.A well-to-do's Starcrawler release a brand new single with (thankfully) no songs taken from their earlier self titled debut.  They've upped the ante, poured even more money into it and have come up with something the press release describes excitedly as a 'bold but winsome pop jam'. Rough Trade have pinned their flag to this lots mast so we'll soon see whether it proves fruitful.   
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Joe Strummer
Joe Strummer 001

A veritable feast for fans of late Clash legend Joe Strummer here. Joe Strummer 001 actually doesn’t feature any of his recordings with the trailblazing group. Instead the focus is on his solo material - all of his LPs feature here along with some soundtrack work and unreleased wares - and his time with The Mescaleros and The 101ers. Several lavish packages are available including a box-set full of goodies.

Laughing Hyenas
Life of Crime

Life Of Crime was the second album by Michigan garage rock band Laughing Hyenas. Released in 1990, it’s arguably their finest moment, with the band mixing the power of punk with conviction of the blues. It was produced by Butch Vig, and it has been said that it was his work on this album that led him to produce Nirvana’s Nevermind and Sonic Youth’s Dirty. LP on Third Man.

Laughing Hyenas
Hard Times + Crawl / Covers

Laughing Hyenas were a garage rock band from Michigan. Their last album was Hard Times, released in 1995 on Touch & Go. It saw the band eschewing their usual Nick Cave-meets-Iggy Pop aesthetic in favour of some Chicago blues heroes such as Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. This reissue on Third Man pairs the album with their final two EPs, Crawl and Covers. Liner notes by original Sonic Youth drummer Bob Bert and Allyson Baker from Dirty Ghosts. Double LP on Third Man Records.

Thee Headcoats
Elementary Headcoats (The Singles 1990 -1999)

Thee Headcoats were one of Billy Childish’s bands, active through 90’s. Elementary Headcoats compiles their 90’s singles, including the likes of ‘I’ve Been Fucking Your Daughters And Pissing On Your Lawn’. Scrappy, snotty, punkishness. Double CD or triple LP on the Damaged Goods label.
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  • MC5
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Satan's Satyrs
The Lucky Ones

Satan’s Satyrs singer Clayton Burgess (also of Electric Wizard) says of his band that ‘it doesn’t sound like anything else happening right now’. He’s correct - The Lucky Ones sounds like something that happened many years ago, specifically some time around 1974. The band’s attitudes to women (that God-damned album artwork) bare out the theory that this lot are a relic from a bygone age. We can all do better than this.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Beatles
The Beatles (White Album)

The Beatles. Now there's a thing.  The White Album (initially known as just the Beatles) was the blueprint of what became known as 'the classic over indulgent double album that would have made a great single LP'. It was released 50 years ago today and still much of it sounds like Guided By Voices 'August By Cake'. This super duper re-issue isn't just a rehash of the original thing with posh packaging  - it contains the Esher demos  - a 27 track 'unplugged' demo that has only been heard by the most in the know the Beatles fans.   
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Johnny Mafia
Princes De L’amour

French garage guys Johnny Mafia announce themselves to the wider world with second album Princes De L’amour, a high-energy rush of frenzie punk underpinned with solid songcraft. It’s not the most original of sounds, but it is hard to deny the bouncing, grinning appeal of garage-punk done right like this. Out on Dirty Water.

David Bowie
David Bowie aka Space Oddity

Parlophone reissued a range of David Bowie albums in the Five Years boxset in 2015: now these nice 180g vinyl versions are being released individually too. Here is Bowie’s second album under his stage name, released in 1969. Along with early folk-Bowie, it also provides the first glimmers of the genius that was soon to arise. 2015 remastered versions.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Reverend Horton Heat
Whole New Life

Reverend Horton Heat released their first album, Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em, on Sub Pop in 1990, just as grunge was getting its teeth into the world. However, unlike their plaid-clad contemporaries they played psychobilly and rockabilly music and dressed as if the ‘50s had never ended. They have have a rich history of touring, firstly on the coattails of Motorhead and Sex Pistols whilst giving a leg-up to bands such as Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails and White Zombie. Their 12th album and first in four years is Whole New Life. LP and CD on Victory.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

David Bowie
Glastonbury 2000

It's almost hard to fathom almost 20 years on that David Bowie's hair was so long and luxurious at his show at Glastonbury in 2000. But there you can see is pictorial evidence of it's length and lustre. It's only one reason why his performance was so legendary that night. Now for the first time you can hear (or see) the entire show which has never been broadcast in it's entirety. There's also bits and bats of extras too like David's diary from the night and a reprint of Caitlin Moran's original review of the show.    
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Fatty Cakes and The Puff Pastries
Fatty Cakes and The Puff Pastries

Riotous queer-core and vibrant punk pop from San Franciscan five piece Fatty Cakes and The Puff Pastries who play dayglo riot-grrl inspired pop with serious messages about gender and body image. Fans of the B52s, the Gravy Train and Le Tigre should be taking careful notes.    

Various
A-Square (Of Course)

King Of The Hill Mr. Jack White loves nothing more than a bit of ol’ timey garage rock. Indeed, reissuing lost records by ancient Midwestern proto-punks is probably the thing that drags him into the Third Man Records office every morning. As such, he’s probably loving every minute of A-Square (Of Course). This one’s a compilation LP of Detroit scuzz-rock focussed on the city’s influential A-Square Records. MC5 are on here. A young Iggy Pop plays drums and does the vox for The Prime Movers.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Alastor
Slave To The Grave

Swedish doomsayers Alastor proudly boast that their latest LP Slave To The Grave is a ‘7-track hateful gospel’. I don’t know if you’d necessarily describe this music as hateful - most of the melodies are actually pretty tasteful - but it’s certainly heavy. This is the sort of psych-y doom metal that has kept Black Sabbath in business all these years. The lead singer’s stage name is Dharma Gheddon, which is fun.

Nick Oliveri
N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5

Desert rock expert Nick Oliveri rakes back through his busy musical history for the N.O. Hits At All series: for volume five, it's all about songs with Nick’s vocals on, with tracks (both released and unreleased) from bands like Mondo Generator and The Situationalists featured. Released, with incredibly garish cover art, by the appropriate label Heavy Psych Sounds.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Various
Brown Acid: The Seventh Trip

RidingEasy present another compilation of their carefully curated vintage hard rock obscurities! Brown Acid: The Seventh Trip (which surely ought to be the most powerful yet!) contains ten cuts from ten bands who were hard-chugging away in the seventies to the attention of almost no-one, all fully-licensed and from analogue sources.

The Rolling Stones
Voodoo Lounge Uncut

Finally, the definitive document of The Rolling Stones' Voodoo Lounge tour. 'Voodoo Lounge Uncut' presents for the first time the full, unabridged performance from the Stones' 25th November, 1994 date at Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium. A full 10 songs included here were edited out of the original '90s release. Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray and Bo Diddley all guested and the tracks are presented in original running order. Gatefold triple LP on Eagle Rock. 
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet (50th Anniversary Edition)

Beggars Banquet was the first in a run of four classic albums made by The Rolling Stones between 1968 and 1972 where they took their blues roots and fused them with hard rock, country and gospel to create a, well, Stonesy sound that has been copied, but never bettered, by so many bands since. Under the guidance of producer Jimmy Miller they transformed basic blues structures into phenomenal musical moments such as Sympathy For The Devil. This 50th anniversary reissue LP features and extra 12” disc with a mono mix of Sympathy For The Devil and an etched B-side along with a Mick Jagger interview on a flexi-disc. Also available on standard CD.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Sonics
This Is The Sonics

New (!) album from The Sonics. Although The Sonics are more or less intrinsically a band of the 60’s, they are of course now back together, and have freshly recorded This Is The Sonics. It sounds like The Sonics, obviously, but then so do lots of other bands, and if anyone deserves to it’s them right? On Revox.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Wargirl
Wargirl

Someone in California named Matt Wignall judged that the usual male-dominated band lineups leave a little to be desired, started own band with ethnically- and gender-diverse members - including two drummers. That band answers to the name Wargirl and is already being described as ‘garage funk’. It’s damn good garage funk n’all, I don’t mind telling you.

Craig Brown Band
Big City Small Town

Craig Brown Band follow-up their debut album, The Lucky Ones, with Big City Small Town, a 7” single that meshes garage-rock with country. Since their debut album, they have toured with country...legend, probably….Dwight Yokam and now are about to embark on a European tour for the first time. 7" on Third Man.

CTMF
Not Fade Away / I Wanna Be Your Man

Billy Childish awakes, disorientated and with a splitting headache, in a small room lit by a single naked lightbulb. There is nothing in the room save for him and the chair he sits on. His hands and feet are tied to the chair he sits on. He has no idea how long he’s been in the room and has no idea how he got there. Within ten minutes of waking up he has recorded three albums and written a novel.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Quaker City Night Hawks
El Astronauta

Influenced by both ZZ Top and science fiction (surely mutually exclusive) Quaker City Night Hawks won the prestigious Dallas Observer Best Band Of 2015 award and have since gone from strength to strength releasing this, their full length debut. Expect  classic 70s rock with just a hint of spacey vibes to keep things sounding just a bit more exotic than you might think. 
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Dios
Life Between The Tides

Dios are arguably pushing their luck by being from the same town as The Beach Boys while sounding this substantially influenced by them, but hey, who really cares when the music is this much fun? Life Between The Tides is a good time, with sunny psychedelic pop mixing with bits of electronics and found sound fun. Out on Burger Records.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Holly Golightly
Do The Get Along

Holly Golightly is pretty prolific. Do The Get Along is solo album number 13, not to mention the nine albums with The Broke-Offs and the healthy bunch of albums she made with her garage band, The Headcoatees. The former Billy Childish associate  gives us twelve more tracks that meld blues, folk and ‘60s beat music. LP and CD on Damaged Goods.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Wovenhand
Early Wovenhand

As you may have picked up from the title, Early Wovenhand is a collection of the first records from David Eugene Edwards’ Wovenhand project. It’s easy to forget now that seemingly every second singer-songwriter is going for that mid-period Nick Cave sound, but back in the early 2000s Wovenhand’s mixing of folk, country, post-punk and a generally Southern Gothic air was pretty innovative. This collection of newly-remastered LPs allows Edwards to show the young pretenders how it’s done.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Jon Spencer
Spencer Sings The Hits

Jon... what did you do Jon? What did you do? What did you do to them? Where are they Jon? Jon! Where are the Blues Explosion?!  Despite my suspicions, it is my job to inform you Jon Spencer is back, and this time, he's singing the hits. On it the New York's garage rock legend offers his heart in exchange for us forgetting he ever had a Blues Explosion.

Civic
Those Who No

Aussie new wave/punk band Civic follow up their New Vietnam EP with Those Who No. As with their previous EP, Civic have taken sounds of the past and made them relevant for a new generation. They’ve even recorded their own version of Brian Eno’s Needle In The Camel’s Eye. Limited Edition 7” on Famous Class.

Fleet Foxes
First Collection 2006 – 2009

Fleet Foxes are having a little party, and to help them celebrate the 10th anniversary of their critically acclaimed eponymous debut album they are releasing a tasty box set: First Collection 2006-2009. It will include a 12” vinyl LP of their first album plus two 10” vinyl EPs - Sun Giant EP and Fleet Foxes EP the latter having only ever been available as a CD-R. A fourth record will contain eight b-sides and rarities. There will also be a 32-page book and some other bits and bobs. Also available on CD, but in CD size. It’s a limited edition release so get your skates on Fleet Foxes fans! Box Set on Nonesuch.

The Detroit Cobras
Tried & True

The Detroit Cobras aimed to revive garage rock. As their name would suggest, they came from Detroit, the same Detroit scene as The White Stripes, although it could be said The Detroit Cobras were the trailblazers, as their first album was released a full year before The White Stripes self-titled debut. Tried And True, their fourth album, was released in 2007 and, true to form, contains a bunch of blues, rock and R&B tracks revamped and re-amped for the noughties...and beyond. Repress LP on Rough Trade.
  • Vinyl LP (RTRADLP356)
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Genesis
Trespass

Trespass was the second album by Genesis, originally released in 1970. This album featured the pre-Phil Collins original line-up with Anthony Phillips and John Mayhew in place on guitar and drums respectively. Standout track The Knife is widely regarded as one of the best songs from the band’s early period. Reissue 180g vinyl LP on Virgin/EMI.

Bruce Springsteen
Tunnel Of Love

Tunnel Of Love by Bruce Springsteen was originally released in 1987 and is highly regarded by critics and fans alike. Whilst not credited on the album, members of his regular backing band, The E Street Band, such as Nils Lofgren, Clarence Clemons and Patti Scialfa do play on the album. The Boss did play more than his usual fair share of the tracks alone, however, using drums machines and synths. Contains the hit Brilliant Disguise. Remastered from original analogue tapes, 2LP set on Columbia.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

JD McPherson
SOCKS

JD McPherson SUCKS. No, I mean SOCKS! Apologies! On the contrary, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma songer-singwriter JD McPherson’s new and fourth album does many things, but drawing in with suction isn’t to be counted among them. For a start SOCKS is a Christmas album and, arriving with the punctuality of supermarket tree decorations, comes brimming with cheery, wry humour (cf. ‘Ugly Sweater Blues’).
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Kinks
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society

Now regarded as their finest moment, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society is now seen as the highlight of the band's long career and certainly the high water moment of the pastoral English phase of their development. Now you can get the album in an enormous box set with 2 LPs, 5 CDs, 3 7"s a book and all kinds of memorabilia. For those with smaller pockets the 2 x CD looks quite tasty with 49 tracks altogether or you can get the standard original LP as it was meant to be heard.  
  • Label(s):
  • BMG
  • Genre(s):
  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Ty Segall
Fudge Sandwich

The press release for Ty Segall’s 6,984,431st record ensures us that the eleven tracks that make up Fudge Sandwich ‘aren’t just cover versions’. That will be quite the disappointment for anyone who’s come to this LP to hear how Segall gets on with tunes from the likes of Funkadelic and The Grateful Dead. It’s also a lie - these are very much songs not written by Ty Segall, now in the style of Ty Segall.

Small Faces
Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake (50th Anniversary Edition)

They’re back. After fifty long years, they’re back. Those tiny men with the Small Faces. Their 1968 LP ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake doesn’t need an introduction. The Record With The Title That Is Bad sold truckloads on release and topped the charts for over a month. It contains the extremely popular and supremely irritating ‘Lazy Sunday’ and a load of other psych-rock fluff. These 50th anniversary editions have been remastered because that’s what you do nowadays.

Primal Scream
Give Out But Don't Give Up: The Original Memphis Recordings

So here’s how it went down - Primal Scream release Screamadelica in 1991. It's a barnstorming success and wins the band the inaugural Mercury Prize. Bobby Gillespie et al then decamp to the southern states of the U.S.A. to record follow-up Give Out But Don’t Give Up with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and producer Tom Dowd. However, they subsequently decide that the takes aren’t up to much and re-do the whole thing when they get back to the U.K. Now they’ve changed their mind and deigned that the originals are, in fact, good enough to go public. Might be fun to cop this one and the other tapes and see which one you prefer.

Dead Rider Trio
Dead Rider Trio featuring Mr.Paul Williams

Those Dead Rider boys welcome in an extra pair of hands to give them additional power: Mr. Paul Williams, an idiosyncratic and intriguing figure. Dead Rider Trio jam live and chunky rock music while Williams opens his mind and pours out the words that seem most relevant at the time in his mystic-English-country-gent voice. Out on Drag City.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Cult
Pure Cult

The Cult started life as a goth rock band that introduced elements of post punk to their sound. It was all delivered with a Mick Jagger swagger and Jim Morrison-esque mysticism. By their the time of their third album, Electric, they’d mostly left the goth and post punk influences behind in favour of all-out hard rock. Pure Cult contains the bands singles released between 1984 and 1995 - y’know She Sells Sanctuary and the other ones.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Look Now

Decca may have passed on The Beatles all those years ago but they’ve managed to snare Elvis Costello for his first album in five years, Look Now. Collaborating with his backing band The Imposters for the first time in 10 years,  it was a recent tour of the States with them that made him realise that their past records could have had more of the live oomph they had been producing. So, fired up with a new energy, they headed to the studio to set the record straight. Come as a 2LP or 2CD deluxe edition with 4 bonus tracks or as a standard LP or CD on Decca.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

One Eleven Heavy
Everything’s Better

Everything’s better with a little deadpan sixties US boogie rock. So say James Toth (Wooden Wand) and Nick Mitchell Maitio (DSDV), joined by Dan Brown (Royal Tux), Ryan Jewell (Ryley Walker) and Hans Chew (His Golden Messenger) for their debut as One Eleven Heavy. A faithful reconstruction of the style with good feelings all-round.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Redd Kross
Third Eye

Redd Kross began life as part of the 1970’s Los Angeles South Bay punk scene by brothers Steven and Jeff McDonald who were intermittently joined by a revolving cast of members including Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) and Ron Reyes (Black Flag). Full of catchy, melodic, thrash punk/power pop gems, their major label debut ‘Third Eye’ has been increasingly hard to come by on vinyl until now.

Ty Segall
Mr. Face

I don’t need to tell you about Ty Segall and his highly popular, highly energised garage-rock stylings, you probably already know. But what I do need to tell you about is the fact that Mr Face’s two 7”s are pressed on red and blue vinyl respectively, and that if you gaze through them both together, they act like 3D glasses for the artwork! Actual wow!
  • Genre(s):
  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

John Lennon
Imagine

The product designers at Universal skipped lunch finishing this one. At the lowest level, this reissue of fairly successful Beatle and fur coat collector John Lennon’s career highlight is a new stereo mix. Clamber up the ladder of deluxe formats and you’ll be met by a daunting barrage of remixes, b-sides, outtakes, hitherto-unheard demos, Blu-Rays with the album in surround-sound versions, documentaries, the Imagine and Gimme Some Truth films remastered… and a poster. AND two postcards that you will never, ever send.
  • Genre(s):
  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Ron Gallo
Stardust Birthday Party

Ron Gallo was going through a difficult time when recorded his last album, Heavy Meta. This, he felt, prevented him from putting the real Ron Gallo on tape. With his new album, Stardust Birthday Party, he’s managed to find his essence. It’s still indie rock that fans of The White Stripes would probably like, though. Vinyl LP or CD on New West.

Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks
Cruisin' For Surf Bunnies

Light In The Attic have been digging around in Lee Hazlewood's loft again. This time they found a tape with Woodchucks written on it. It contained a bunch of surf instrumentals Hazlewood recorded at the beginning of the ‘60s. These tracks have since been recorded by the likes of Dick Dale, The Astronauts, The Ventures and The Trashmen, among others. Hazlewood’s originals have never been released, so this is basically brand new! Cruisin’ For Surf Bunnies is available on LP and CD on Light In The Attic.
  • Genre(s):
  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Sheer Mag
Need To Feel Your Love

Sheer Mag’s debut full-length album has arrived. Need To Feel Your Love is dressed in the guitars, production and sleeve design of a bunch of vintage 70’s rockers (just look at that band logo!), but with a thoroughly modern anti-bullshit approach and a garage-punkish twist to the vocals. Out on Static Shock Records.

Sheer Mag
Compilation

The songs from Sheer Mag’s first three 7” singles are what you will find on the simply titled Compilation, all recorded DIY-style in whatever little corners were available at the time. You can really hear the band grow into their sound as the 7”s were originally released between 2014 and 2016. Vinyl LP release on Static Shock Records.

Various
Follow The Sun

Compiled by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring) and Keith Abrahamsson of Anthology Recordings and Mexican Summer, Follow The Sun traces the lesser known rock/pop/folk that came from Australia during the 70s. Ranging from psychedelic to the garage pop it’s a grand voyage of the undiscovered. Comes with download code.

The Scientists
Braindead (Resuscitated) / SurvivalsKills

Los Angeles label In The Red (Ex-Cult, Wand) host the return of The Scientists. The Aussie swamp-punks have been pretty inactive since the 1980's, with only a handful of recordings emerging in the intervening years, but they seem to have got the bit between their teeth again. Here they re-record 1987’s ‘Braindead (Resuscitated)’ - a fitting choice for a comeback single - and back it with new song ‘Survivalskills’.

Dunbarrow
Dunbarrow II

RidingEasy (Here Lies Man, Monolord) drop the second LP from Norwegian metalheads Dunbarrow. Dunbarrow II features some cuts of hard rock very much of the Black Sabbath school. Singer Espen Andersen’s Ozzy impression is uncanny at times, and the rest of the group serve up riffs aplenty across the record’s nine tracks.

The Ar-Kaics
In This Time

Pilfering a good 60-odd years worth of music history for inspiration we bring you Richmond, Virginia garage rockers The Ar-Kaics and their new album In This Time. Whether it’s true or just press release bluster, the band don’t get on with each other too well, but that’s okay because they all have their parent bands - Chain & The Gang, Pygmy Lush and The Shirks to return to if things get too much. Produced by Wayne Gordon and Mikey Post who have production credits such as Reigning Sound, Black Lips and King Lizard between them. LP and CD on Wick.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Doors
Hello I Love You / Love Street

Apparently this lot shifted some units in their day. First we’re hearing of it. Anyway, 2018 marks a half-century since the release of the Waiting For The Sun, the third LP from The Doors. It went platinum, topped the charts in the U.S.A. and spawned a number 1 single in ‘Hello, I Love You’. To celebrate the anniversary, that hit single is being reissued along with original b-side ‘Love Street’. Both versions here are the mono cuts that were sent to radio stations at the time, and it’s the first time this mix of ‘Love Street’ has been released commercially.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

MC5
Total Assault

Get ready for a Total Assault! Available as a triple LP box set for the first time -- on red, white and blue vinyl -- are the band MC5's first three studio albums.  Their incendiary debut 'Kick Out The Jams' is presented on red vinyl; 'Back In The USA' is coloured white and 'High Time' on blue vinyl. The sleeves are faithful recreations of the original releases and are housed in a heavyweight protective slipcase with new artwork and previously unavailable photography by Raeanne Rubenstein. Plus, a new essay by Jaan Uhelszki. On Rhino.
  • Artist(s):
  • MC5
  • Genre(s):
  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Thee Headcoats
In Tweed We Trust

Irreverent underground trio Thee Headcoats, one of the bands fronted by Kentish amateurist yelper, multimedia artist and wearer of impressive moustache Billy Childish, enjoys a reissue of its punkish, naughty 1996 record In Tweed We Trust. The songs sound as if they were recorded down a potato-powered telephone, and are all the better for it.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Plush / Liam Hayes
Korp Sole Roller

Liam Hayes initially recorded for Domino under the Plush moniker. Since leaving Domino, however, he has seemingly had difficulty getting records released. Korp Sole Roller, Hayes’ fourth album, treads a similar path to previous releases: echoes of Burt Bacharach and Jimmy Webb in what the uninitiated could assume is a rediscovered ‘70s curio. Suffering a similar fate to his second album, Fed - bad management decisions leading to a lack of press and marketing it was only available on Japanese import. Finally it gets a European release via Be With records, LP limited to 500 copies.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Black Keys
Attack & Release

Attack & Release was the first the Black Keys record to feature an outside producer and when that outside producer is none other than Danger Mouse then it's easy to see why it was a significant move on from their early blues rock sound. Commercial success would come later with 2010s Brothers but Attack & Release was an early sign of things to come.   
  • Label(s):
  • V2
  • Genre(s):
  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Various
Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground

Numero Group have gone crazy for the big-haired harmonious sisters of the '60s! Their latest extravaganza -- namely 'Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground' -- compiles 56 tracks (on double-CD, 28 on double vinyl) from various girl groups of the halcyon pop era; families, studio receptionists and all. Soaring vocals and raw pop power from: The Four J's, The Vandelettes, The Soulettes, The Para-Monts, plus many, many more!

Paul Weller
True Meanings

Paul Weller wants the truth, dammit! No faking here. A sign hangs above the door to the former Jam bloke’s fourteenth solo full-length - ‘True Meanings Only’. Weller’s quest for the real has, according to the press release for this album, pushed him to make an LP ‘unlike any he has ever made before’. That’s not true though - these are wistful dad-rock lullabies of the sort that he’s been dabbling in for a fair few years now. Noel Gallagher, Lucy Rose and Rod Argent (The Zombies) all crop up among these fourteen tracks.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Steve Marriott
Get Down To It

This long awaited career spanning anthology from the late Small Faces leader Steve Marriott contains three decades worth of rarities, unreleased stuff and live recordings. Compiled by the guy who runs the Small Faces fan club this is a treasure trove of rarities perfect for a Sunday Afternoon etc (oh dear). 

Vodun
Ascend

The label’s called New Heavy Sounds and they’ve released hard-bitten takes from the likes of Black Moth and Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard. No prizes for those who suss out that Ascend, the second LP from Vodun, probably isn’t a folk record. For a three-piece with no bass instrument, the group make a pretty massive noise here. There’s also a nice grooviness to the drums that prevents tracks like ‘Spirits Past’ from becoming too rote. Sabbath, Zeppelin and that.
  • Genre(s):
  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Men They Couldn't Hang
Cock-A-Hoop

The Men They Couldn't Hang were actually named by Shane MacGowan and although their career was somewhat more under the radar than the Pogues there is a similarity in style as the band blitz through ballads, sea shanties, rock, roll and everything in between. This is their 10th album in an off and on 35 year career and shows the band as vital and energetic as ever before. 

Escape-ism
The Lost Record

Escape-ism is of course ex Make Up, Nation of Ulysses and professional irritant Ian Svenonious. With this latest project he has decided to make an album that could be considered a 'lost' record. However he doesn't want to go through the usual process 'lost' records have to endure such as poor initial sales, critical panning etc. No he's headed straight to the moment when they are rediscovered and reassessed.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Kyle Craft
Full Circle Nightmare

Simpering Southern glam-rock warbler Kyle Craft returns to Sub Pop with a second diner jukebox-ready long player, Full Circle Nightmare. Painstakingly faithful to the seediest, most regretful and wistful sentiments of the genre, the music sounds precisely as Kyle looks: as if generated by some sort of Americana algorithm. Does he actually exist? I think we should be told! Available nonetheless in limited LP, unlimited LP, CD or cassette formats.
  • Genre(s):
  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Molochs
Flowers In The Spring

Now, now, look at you now, Flowers In The Spring-do. The Molochs aren’t Travis - who is? - but the Californian group certainly share an ear for melody with the Glaswegian group (‘Sing’ is an anthem and if you think otherwise then you’re wrong). This is an LP of laid back, '60s-inspired college rock that would have shifted serious units in the early ‘90s. The Molochs probably won’t like it if we point out the similarities between ‘Too Lost In Love’ and Hanson’s ‘MMMbop’, but if you’re going to write songs that sound like Hanson’s ‘MMMBop’ then we’re afraid that we have no choice but to compare them to Hanson’s ‘MMMBop’. (Hanson, it should be reiterated, are no Travis.)