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Lou Reed
The RCA & Arista Album Collection

Please enjoy this enormous motherload of Lou Reed material: the entirety of the album-length work he produced for the RCA and Arista label over the course of 14 years. That’s 16 albums, including hits like Transformer and Street Hassle, experiments like Berlin and super-experiments like Metal Machine Music. 17 CDs, some prints, a poster and an 80-page book. That enough Lou Reed for ya?
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Various
Killed By Deathrock Vol. 2

If unfamiliar with the Death Rock movement these series from Sacred Bones are a great bit of exploration. An offshoot of punk rock that emerged in California in the late 1970s it is punk rock but infused with a load of effects (warbling reverb mainly) and horror themes. Features Veda, Middle Class, Crank Call Love Affair.

Dr. John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell
This Time It's Personal

Here’s a new collaboration with a line-up straight out of the 70’s peak punk era, pairing the poet John Cooper Clarke with main Stranglers man Hugh Cornwell. This Time It’s Personal is a set of fondly loved vintage songs covered by the pair, with Clarke unexpectedly doing the singing! Out on Sony no less.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Hot Snakes
Automatic Midnight

Released pretty much 20 years ago to the day, Sub Pop presents CD, cassette and special orange-coloured vinyl re-issues of Automatic Midnight, the 2000 debut album from American post-hardcore/garage rock heroes Hot Snakes. The record kicked off a short but hugely celebrated initial career arc before their untimely split in the mid-Noughties. 

Jack White
Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016

Here’s the opportunity for a different angle on the busy career of Jack White. While White is usually electrified, these are Jack White Acoustic Recordings, and they span his whole career to date, from 1998 White Stripes material to 2016 solo material. Includes some real deep cuts to delight the serious White fan. All audio has been remastered.

Mike Rep and The Quotas
Hellbender

Sweaty, gritty, gold. Sounding like a nutter running around a single mic in a room and someone hitting cardboard boxes, and to be fair it probably was. Filled to the brim with energy, reminds me of the tunes written by Beck for fictional band Sex Bob-Omb but with manic laughter and screams. Hellbender has loads of previously unreleased madness recorded between ‘75 and ‘78.

Miss Destiny
Miss Destiny

The girls are outshining the boys once again with this debut album from Melbourne based Miss Destiny. Bullet belts, leather jackets, pounding fists, and banging heads. Raucous big stage presence with a DIY edge and a serious message as well as Danzig, beer, punk rock, friends, and the open road in tow.

Jimi Hendrix
Machine Gun: The Fillmore East 12/31/1969 (First Show)

This particular performance at The Fillmore East 12/31/1969 has never previously been fully released, even though it is a rare document of Jimi Hendrix’s Band Of Gypsys. Needless to say, the playing is top of the line from Hendrix and co., and the recording quality, newly mixed by Hendrix’s long-term recording engineer Eddie Kramer, is high-grade. CD / 2LP on Sony.

Boss Hog
Brood Star

Boss Hog is one of the slightly lesser-known projects of big rock & roll man Jon Spencer, forming a potent double act with the fierce Cristina Martinez. Brood Star is a brand new release issued as a preview for a forthcoming full-length, although it makes a potent enough mark in just 4 songs, I have to say. 12” EP on In The Red.
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  • EMI

Seasick Steve
Keepin’ The Horse Between Me And The Ground

Shameless pretend hobo bluesman is back again with a new album, and this one would appear to be a double. Keepin’ The Horse Between Me And The Ground (great advice for riding horses) has Seasick Steve supported by a grizzled band, boogie-grooving through more tales of American-style free-living. Easily done when you raked in a bunch of cash from making up a story about being homeless. 

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Keep It Greasy!

Simply said, Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell don’t give a damn, they just wanna play, drink, and stick loud music in your face. Hasting’s answer to Motorhead are crass and boisterous. So, grow those mutton chops, get your leather pants and bullets belt, and get on the road with some completely unabashed and unapologetic rock and roll.
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Danny & The Darleans
Bug Out

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Juliet and The Raging Romeos
Good Girl / Venus

Juliet & The Ranging Romeos are a highly international (4 countries are represented in the line-up) garage-rock crew. They have a good ear for pop melodies as well as a strong, leather-clad attitude, and front-person Juliet carries off the role with aplomb. Good Girl / Venus is their debut single, self-released on 7” vinyl.

Archie and The Bunkers
Mystery Lover

Archie and the Bunkers are two home-schooled siblings from Ohio. They record music in their basement when they are supposed to be doing their schoolwork. And, it's completely brilliant! Emmet capably handles the vocals and frantic, crazy thrashed drums whilst brother Cullen plays some seriously disturbed synth. Just have a listen to the sound clip. You will want to buy this. 

Night Beats
Power Child

Psychedelic Indie-rock band Night Beats have recently released their third album, Who Sold My Generation through Heavenly Recordings after impressive UK shows. Power Child is taken from that album whilst the b-side Wolf is exclusive to this 7”. The band, who started life as a duo are originally from Texas, but moved to Seattle where they were initially picked up by Chicago label Trouble In Mind.

Various
Boomstix! More Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica & Tittyshakers Volume 10

'Boomstix! More Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica & Tittyshakers Volume 10' is the latest in the ssin-sscintillatin' series, with oodles of dancin' toons from the late '50s to early '60s. Let it all hang an' shake 'em to: The Gay Poppers, Danny Owens, Nellie Rutherford, The 5 Royales, Bobby Sharp, Louisiana Red and a whole lot more! 10" on Stag-O-Lee, from your finest retailers.
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Los Flechazos
Dias Grises - 25th Anniversary Edition

Los Flechazos provide funky British mod-groove garage sounds by way of Spain. They make for a damn fun listen. Dias Grises is their 1996 mini-LP, presented here with its six tracks bolstered by extra singles and B-side tracks. Released by the Elefant label in celebration of their 25th birthday. 1000 white vinyl copies with bundled CD.

Los Flechazos
Alta Fidelidad - 25th Anniversary Edition

A well-deserved reissue of the last album by Los Flechazos, 1995’s Alta Fideliad. Funky British mod-groove garage sounds by way of Spain: lots of fun. Alta Fideliad Includes the band’s covers of songs by The Supremes and The Who. Released by the Elefant label in celebration of their 25th birthday. 1000 purple vinyl copies with bundled CD.

Wovenhand
Star Treatment

Come burn the barn with Wovenhand and their countrified punk rock. For those not in the know, these folks were sprung from the imagination of David Eugene Edwards, who usually played in 16 Horsepower. One might argue this band had a more blistering pace and allowed Edwards to go a bit harder, with thrashing drums, flailing guitars and a hard rock vocal boom. 'Star Treatment' is a ragged, raucous record and, hey, guess what, Steve Albini's studio recorded it. 

Butch Walker
Stay Gold

Butch Walker has penned songs for all the greats  - Frank Turner, Taylor Swift etc but he also writes tunes for himself. This latest effort will appeal to fans of the lesser spotted these days brand of American 'Cadillac rock' penned by the be-mulleted likes of Bon Jovi, John Cougar Mellencamp and Richard Marx.  

exmagician
Scan The Blue

exmagician thrown together a heady swirl of influences and sources for new album Scan The Blue. Field recordings and synthesisers all play their part in adding flavour to the sturdy garage rock tunes that propel the record. Songs of “hope, trust and revenge” the band assure us. Released by Bella Union.

Tamam Shud
Evolution

The original 60’s-70’s Taman Shud band were at least as much surfers as they were musicians: Evolution was recorded as the soundtrack to the surfing film of the same name. Apparently they projected the movie in the studio and then jammed along to it: the resulting funky hard-garage rock is full of life and joy and good times. This reissue on Anthology Recordings includes a 16 page booklet.

Various
WIZZZ French psychorama 1966-1970 Volume 1

Born Bad Records (Hunx And His Punx, The Magnetix) have the pleasure of reissuing this 2001 compilation. Originally put out as a joint venture between Delabel, Michalon Vibrations and Musiques Hybrides, Wizzz! (Psychorama Français 66-71) has been referred to as a sort of Gallic answer to Nuggets. Any of you out there partial to a bit chansons or ye-ye should give Wizzz! a go.

Savoy Motel
Savoy Motel

Members of Savoy Motel have come together after years playing in other bands most notably Cheap Time but here they are enjoying themselves with a kind of slinky take on indie rock that reminds me of a more scratchy Beck or a more sexy the Strokes. All fuzzy guitars and falsetto vocals and feeling rather chuffed with themselves.  

David Bowie
Who Can I Be Now? [1974 - 1976]

Who remembers David Bowie? Well in 1974 Bowie went to America and recorded a heap of albums including 'Diamond Dogs', 'Young Americans', 'Station To Station'. Well, they've all been collected here with a separate album full of all the singles and B sides from the era and 'The Gouster', previously unreleased as a concept album.  
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  • RCA

Cheena
Spend The Night With...

New York five piece Cheena bring a truly American rock ‘n’ roll sound to the table on their debut album, Spend The Night With….They cook up a glam-tinged sound that falls somewhere between Kiss and the New York Dolls that is also likely to please fans of Royal Trux. On Sacred Bones.

Nick Waterhouse
Never Twice

Oh I know who this guy is. He's the recording genius that made recent records by the Allah Las and Ty Segall sound like they were covered in 60s dust. Now he's doing his own thing which is a cool but perhaps unfashionable blend of elegant 1950s r&b and club jazz, mixed with 1960s soul and boogaloo and taking inspiration from the back streets of New Orleans.  

Led Zeppelin
The Complete BBC Sessions

The Complete BBC Sessions really is the totality of Led Zeppelin’s radio sessions for the BBC. It builds on a previous release of the sessions with 8 previously unreleased recordings, some of which were once thought lose… Fascinating insights on how the band worked in the heat of the moment. 3CD set or 5LP set or super-deluxe CD and LP set, all of them with considerable liner notes.
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Thee Oh Sees
The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In

Thee Oh Sees never caught a ride on the psych garage wave; they've lived on it, made their bed on it, champions of the genre and masters of its energy levels. The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In, originally released in 2008, showed them in peak form, covering their quick-fire melodies in a trench-coat of noisy effects. There's occasionally a second drummer. That's just awesome and I know you won't fight me on it.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel

Chris Robinson Brotherhood is exactly the kind of name that an old-school classic California rock band should have. The Brotherhood recorded Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel near the Pacific ocean, and a loose and easy feel permeates these semi-improvised tracks. Laid-back-groovy and a little bit psychedelic. Out on Silver Arrow.

Salem's Pot
Pronounce This!

You can’t really see the faces of Salem’s Pot under their masks on that sleeve art, but they can see you… It's the perfect image for this Swedish gang of splatter-horror movie obsessives: a spooky threat but with a rich undertow of campy fun. That vibe flows through the hard-acid-rock of Pronouce This!, a funtime throwback to heavy guitar times of old. On RidingEasy.

Seasick Steve & The Level Blues
Cheap

This is the very first album from everyone’s favourite (presumably-former?) hobo bluesman Seasick Steve, recorded in 2004 with a pair of Scandinavians (The Level Devils). Cheap sounds cheap, but it's also full of heart and soul and gnarly guitar, presented raw and unadulterated. Reissued by There’s A Dead Skunk on CD and vinyl.

Titus Andronicus
S+@dium Rock : Five Nights at the Opera

If you loved the songs of Titus Andronicus’ epic punk-rock opera The Most Lamentable Tragedy but maybe shied away from the 90 minute running time, you might do well to try S+@dium Rock: Five Nights At The Opera. It’s a live album, picking out highlights from the longer suite and presenting them with a more direct sound, stripping back more ornate numbers and electrifying acoustic ones. Out on Merge.
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P.R.O.
Blacky Joe

People Rock Outfit were a Nigerian garage-rock band, and Blacky Joe was their only album. Sparse and funky afro-rock, with enough groove that they were able to act as Jimmy Cliff during a Nigerian tour. Apparently, original pressings of this 1976 album are so rare as to virtually not exist, so this Soundways reissue is really doing the world a service. 1000 vinyl copies.

ORB
Birth

Australian trio ORB land on John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees)’s Castle Face imprint to take the label’s garage-psych vibe in a slightly different direction. That gloriously tangible fuzz-sound is still present on Birth, but the music underneath it is closer to proggy hard-rock than to garage-punk. Just as good a fit though!
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  • ORB
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David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (The Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture is the video documentation of the legendary final gig of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust period: the one where he surprised everyone, including The Spiders From Mars, by closing the whole thing down. Needless to say, it's a pretty special show, and the soundtrack audio is presented here on 2 LPs.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf
  • Soundtracks

Girl Sweat
Bad Happenings

Who needs garage-rock when you can have garage-noise? If it’s messy, blasted-out fun-time vibes you want, go straight for Girl Sweat, who utilises a lap steel, some synths and drum machines, and some howled / hollered vocals, all squeezed through stacks of distortion and echo. Bad Happenings is the debut full-length, and it’s out on Box Records.

The Parrots
Los Ninos Sin Miedo

The Parrots are a Madrid band of psychedelic garage-men, and Los Ninos Sin Miedo is their debut album. That chunky orange 70’s-style lettering on the old-school sleeve art is pretty indicative of the band’s sound, where a thick low-end groove drives along big, cool-guy lashings of guitar. Out on Heavenly.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Proto Idiot
For Dummies

Manchester’s Proto Idiot resurrect the proto-punk sound for 2016, cheerfully combining snarly lead vocals with 60’s pop-chorus vocal harmonies. For Dummies is garage rock probably recorded in an actual garage, and it jumps through 13 fun-time tracks in 35 minutes. Released by the Bad Paintings label.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

CCR Headcleaner
Tear Down The Wall

CCR Headcleaner play the kind of psychedelic music that seems to have just about crossed over into genuinely demented territory: this shit sounds fucked up. Tear Down The Wall, which comes complete with some highly-spirited sleeve art, is their third album proper, thrown aggressively out into the world by In The Red.

GØGGS
GØGGS

GOGGS are yet another band who feature the world's most active garage rocker Ty Segall. This time he's on guitar whilst Chris Shaw 'smokes the mic' as the press release confirms. That information coupled with the fact that this appears on In the Red suggests that this is lively punky garage with the most fuzzed out guitars you ever heard.  

Thee Oh Sees
Live In San Francisco

Thee banner garage rawk band played the Chapel out in San Francisco, launching their happy-go-lucky psychedelia into a crowd of possibly stoned hopefuls. This extensive set is presented not only as audio but in DVD format with photos to boot. Musically, it scales more towards their propulsive, loud, noisy side -- but the Oh Sees have so many songs I'd expect you'll feel a little bit of everything.

The Dreaming Spires
Paisley Overground

Cheekily referencing the ‘80s musical movement that influenced them, Oxford’s The Dreaming Spires have called their latest release, Paisley Overground. The album is not just The Dreaming Spires however, when recording what was to be a mini album in the US, in such legendary places as Ardent Studios in Memphis they hooked up with Sid Griffin (of The Long Ryders), Co-Pilgrim, The Raving Beauties and The Hanging Stars who ended each contributed a track to the album.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Mrs Magician
Bermuda

Mrs. Magician’s second album Bermuda is a particularly energetic (even if lyrically heavy) piece of pop-punk. Kind of fuzzy and noisy, but also kind of sleek-sounding. Released on Swami Records, the imprint of the Drive Like Jehu / Rocket From The Crypt dude of the same (nick)name, who also produced the album.

Prix
Historix

Prix are a lesser-known band that came about when members of later-period Big Star shot off on their own. Historix is a set of ferocious mid-70’s rock music, packed with riffs and flaring vocals. Barely any of this material has been widely heard: 2 singles released at the time and a Japanese CD release 15 years ago is all the attention it has received. So praise due to the efforts of HoZac Archival.

The Royal Sitars
Eloise / Distant and Vague

Royal Headache are an Australian band who play proper rock music, with proper guitars and proper haircuts. But no guitars here… For on this single, The Royal Sitars perform sitar versions of 2 Headache tunes, Eloise / Distant and Vague. I’m not quite sure why… But sitar sounds are always welcome. 500 copies of this 7”, on Agitated.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Fuzztones
Salt For Zombies

The Fuzztones resurrect their 2003 album Salt For Zombies for Easy Action. Good old-fashioned garage rock music like you might hear in the dive bar of your fantasies: plenty of organ and plenty of throaty vocals, including from The Seeds’ Sky Saxon on 1 track. The (coloured) vinyl edition has a bonus 7” of an Alice Cooper cover thrown in for good measure.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Night Beats
Who Sold My Generation

Night Beats are a trio who have apparently been hibernating in some kind of hemp cupboard since 1969, which is to say that they sound precisely like the psychedelic rock overlords of that era. Nothing wrong with that of course, especially when the music is dispatched with such verve. Third album Who Sold My Generation is out on Heavenly Recordings

Wolfmother
Cosmic Egg

Cosmic Egg by Aussie rock behemoths Wolfmother was originally released in 2009 and was the follow-up to their 2005 eponymous debut. 2016 sees it repressed on double vinyl. The album was produced by Alan Moulder - a producer of legendary status who has produced or mixed just about everybody over the years from Ride to Blonde Redhead to The Killers to Nine Inch Nails.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

CTMF
A Song For Kylie Minogue / True

CTMF is yet another group helmed by Billy Childish, the garage rock veteran and super-prolific artist. A Song For Kylie Minogue is taken from their new LP SQ 1, and the B-side True is exclusive to this single. The 7”s are pressed to either transparent red or transparent yellow vinyl, and are released by Damaged Goods.

Thee Headcoats
The Messerschmitt Pilot's Severed Hand

Thee Headcoats is just one of many Billy Childish projects, but apparently this album is a particular favourite of his. It does capture his garage-punk spirit pretty effectively, with lo-fi production and snotty tunes like ‘Blood Piss and Sperm’. First put out in 1997 and long out of print, The Messerschmitt Pilot’s Severed Hand is now reissued on Damaged Goods.

The Mystery Lights
The Mystery Lights

The Mystery Lights see themselves at the vanguard of the New York City music scene, bucking the apparent trend of “no good NYC bands”. They buck this trend with high energy guitar rock-and-or-roll, tight and fast and a wee built soulful when they want to be. Their self-titled debut full-length is out on WICK Records.

The Hipshakes
Snake

Bakewell buddies and long-running band The Hipshakes are a close-up and sweaty-sounding garage punk proposition, pitched about halfway between those modern American types and original 70’s British stuff. Snake is their 3rd album in 12 months, but is no less energetic for that. Pressed to 180g vinyl and released by Art For Blind.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Jayhawks
Paging Mr. Proust

The Jayhawks deserve legendary status. Their fusion of alt. Country, power pop and laid back sing-a-longs has been delighting fans for 31 years now. Paging Mr Proust is their 9th studio album and first since 2011’s Mockingbird Time. For this release, the band return to their classic line-up of Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Tim O’Reagan and Karen Grotberg. The album is produced by none other than REM's Peter Buck.

David Bowie
ChangesOneBowie

ChangesOneBowie was the first David Bowie retrospective to be released and contained his best material from 1969 - 1976. It is reissued on vinyl and CD to mark the 40th anniversary of its original release. The compilation highlights how, in just seven years, Bowie was able to reinvent his sound and style several times.

The Traditional Fools
Fools Gold

The Traditional Fools is an old, mostly defunct band of Ty Segall’s, wherein he played with David Fox and Andrew Luttrell. No-messing lo-fi garage-punk was what it was all about. This set takes their 7” single release and bundles it with 13 never-before-released tracks, including covers of Love and The Damned: very nice. Fools Gold is out on In The Red.

The Liminanas
Malamore

The Liminanas are a French band, though you don’t need me to tell you that: just listen to those breath vocals! Malamore is their fourth album, and it finds the band very relaxed in their sonic niche: sunny, sexy, laid-back pop. It must be said, they do it well. Malamore is released by Because Music.

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.

CTMF
SQ 1

CTMF is yet another group helmed by Billy Childish, the garage rock veteran and super-prolific artist: this is estimated to be his 150th LP. SQ 1 is another collection of fiercely joyous punk rock delivered with a snarl and a smile. Vinyl LP or CD packed in a sleeve designed by the band: out on Damaged Goods.

Various
Brown Acid: The Second Trip

As the name might signal, Brown Acid: The Second Trip draws its sounds from the post-Woodstock era of psychy American rock. The aim here is to pull out obscure tracks and bands missed by stardom and previous compilations, and the results are fabulous and atmospheric. How could they remain so rare for so long? On RidingEasy.

Seratones
Get Gone

Seratones hail from Louisiana, but have wide-ranging ambitions. On Get Gone, which is their debut full-length album, they pull in the finest influences from the surrounding regions, leading to songs that are soulful, jazzy and bluesy all at the same time, not to mention the garage-heat of their riffs. Nice. Out on Fat Possum.

Ilian
Love Me Crazy

Ilian’s Love Me Crazy is a lovely piece of 70’s guitar rock songwriting, and one that has been almost lost to the world due to its out of print nature. But this Anthology Recordings reissue (the first authorised by the artist) solves that problem, opening up the free-flowing vibes (the album was recorded quickly and keenly) to new listeners. CD or LP editions.
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Thee Exciters
Perpetual Happening


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David Bowie
Bowie at the Beeb: The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions 68 -72

Bowie At The Beeb: The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions ‘68 - ‘72 compiles the finest moments from across 12 different sessions, so there was plenty of material to choose from. This release is also the first time that this collection of early David Bowie has been pressed to vinyl! Quadruple LP set, with a booklet, on Warner Bros.

Maya
Synthezoid Heartbreak / Distant Visions

It’s hard to believe that this funky, sci-fi boogie came out in 1975. Maya’s Synthezoid Heartbreak and Distant Visions are long-lost pieces of psychedelic hard rock, complete with frazzled solos and sleazy synth bass. With this vinyl 7” reissue the Touch Sensitive label want to reacquaint us with these searing sounds.

A Giant Dog
Pile

A Giant Dog are a Texas outfit who boldly bring back the glory days of glam rock, splashing sequins and sparkles all over the place with their riff-centric boogies. Plus, lyrics that can be favourably compared to Sparks! Pile is their third full-length, and you know what? It sounds like they are on a roll. Released by Merge.

White Denim
Stiff

White Denim’s high-energy garage/indie hybrid has always been built on loops developed in extensive jams. Stiff pushes this even further, in fact, making the songs looser than ever before. There’s bluesy riffing, weird little rockabilly breakdowns and a general experimental motivation to include whatever sounds good.

Virgin Kids
Greasewheel

Virgin Kids are a new band from the gnarly sound-world that brought you Black Lips and Cerebral Ballzy. Which is to say: high-energy, low-fidelity garage-punk. Greasewheel even has a picture of the band eating pizza on the cover! Goes nicely with the snarly, surfy jams this album carries. Vinyl release on Fluffer Records.

The Coathangers
Nosebleed Weekend

Ten years into their activities as a band, The Coathangers release their fifth album, which maintains the best possible balance between experienced polish and the reckless sense of abandon that makes this garagey pop-punk work so well. Nosebleed Weekend is released on CD and LP by the Suicide Squeeze label: vinyl comes with a download code.

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
The Rarity of Experience Pts. I & II

Chris Forsyth is a guitar virtuoso, but one who decides to use his powers for good, not evil. Which is to say that he avoids tedious technical showcases in favour of expansive, classic-feeling jams with his excellent Solar Motel Band. The Rarity of Experience Pts. I & II is released as a double CD and double LP on the No Quarter label.

Various
Hardcore Matinee

Hardcore Matinee is a throwback to the crucially informative punk rock sampler compilations of the sort that inspired John Reis, later to play in Drive Like Jehu and Hot Snakes. His mission here is to show off the wondrously lively punk scene of San Diego, with 22 groups represented. Good fun punk times on Reis’ Swami label.

Big Star
Complete Columbia: Live at University of Missouri

In one of the more surprising moves of the '90's former Box Top and professional grump since 1976 Alex Chilton was persuaded to reform his classic early '70s power pop band Big Star. The two surviving/interested members were joined by crazy haired Seattle two-some the Posies. This collection is the complete recording of their set at University of Missouri and includes run throughs of many of their ignored at the time but now popular numbers as well as nicely a take on fallen Big Star comrade Chris Bell's 'I Am the Cosmos'.  This is the first time the complete set has been released.  

James Luther Dickinson & North Mississippi Allstars
I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone

James Luther Dickinson was a blues hero of the American South, his songs carrying the grit of proper blues along with the rolling sway of rock’n’roll. And his band, the North Mississippi Allstars, are the ideal accompaniment. I’m Not Dead, I’m Just Gone documents a live show from 2006, and it sounds like a raucous evening all round. On Memphis International Records
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
That's It Baby Right Now We Got To Do It Let's Dance! (Live in Tokyo 2015)

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - That’s It Baby Now We Got To Do It Let’s Dance (Live In Tokyo 2015) Captures the world’s wildest rock ‘n’ roll three-piece on top form. Armed with only two guitars, a drum kit and a theremin, JSBX burn through songs from their Freedom Tower album, throwing in a few fan favourites and covers along the way.

Toilet Boys (featuring Boy George)
The Last Breath of The World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Love Affair

This is an unusual one. The Toilet Boys are a wild gang of New York rockers and have here teamed up with none other than televisions Boy George for a ferocious EP. This is the first new Toilet Boys material in some while and it's also good to see the former Culture Club singer and now Saturday Night talent show staple having some fun. 
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Heavy
Hurt & The Merciless

On Hurt & The Merciless, The Heavy prove their blend of guitar-led neo-soul and modern funk is as tight as ever. Their sound might be rooted in the past, but their catchy songwriting and groovy experimentalism are defiantly modern. The Counter label bring this to CD and heavyweight 180 gram vinyl.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

CFM
Still Life of Citrus & Slime

The initials CFM stand for Charles Francis Moothart, a veteran of bands including The Moonhearts, The Epsilons and The Ty Segall band. But this is the first time his considerable skills (for instance, he played different instruments in all those bands) have been deployed solo. Still Life of Citrus & Slime is a very personal set of garage-rock / indie-pop from someone who knows the sound inside out. On In The Red.
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Holy Wave
The Evil Has Landed Part II

Holy Wave are a hashed-up psych-rock gang from Austin, Texas. The Evil Has Landed Part II is a nice little bridge of a record, combining B-sides from the previous album Relax with demo versions from the forthcoming one. Pressed to clear 10” vinyl on Reverberation Appreciation Society in an edition of 1000 copies.

Zipper
Zipper

The self-titled album by Zipper hasn’t been easy to come across in the 40 years since it was released, which has been a long-standing disappointment for fans of chugging heavy-cock-rock from the 1970’s. This reissue has restored artwork and comes with two bonus tracks not on the original! On Permanent.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Pizza Time
Todo

Burger Records bring us the debut of Spanish garage punks Pizza Time and their reassuringly crude and energetic stoner rock. They make a rough-edged Dinosaur Jr. style racket, but never forget to include great hooks. After a handful of killer cassettes and singles you can finally get Todo on vinyl LP, with download code too.

The Doors
L.A. Woman

LA Woman was the sixth and final studio album The Doors. Jim Morrison died shortly after its release in 1971. The band split with long-time producer Paul A. Rothchild leaving engineer Bruce Botnick to co-produce with the band. Along with the jazzy blues rock of the title track it features Love Her Madly, Been Down So Long and Riders On The Storm.

Slow Season
Supernaut / One way Or Another

Supernaut/One Way Or Another is a limited vinyl 7” from Slow Season and it also marks the release of their debut full-length. To relax after an album launch these blues-rockers have recorded a frantic Black Sabbath cover alongside an original song. Both tunes show their burnt-out take on 1970's hard rock.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Slow Season
Slow Season

Slow Season’s self-titled debut is a scorching tribute to 1970s blues rock, with some references to their West Coast home thrown in for good measure. So, that means plenty of slide guitar solos, hoarse vocals and even some harmonica riffing. They record direct to reel to reel tape, which probably accounts for their tight dynamics and heavy playing.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Spacin'
Total Freedom

Spacin’ make a super loose, stripped-back rock ‘n roll and on Total Freedom they get even more minimal. The motorik drumming and angular guitar are clearly inspired by The Velvet Underground, but the band also bring a trippy southern groove that locks into extended jams. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Richie/Agitated.

Summer Twins
Limbo

Summer Twins a two piece made up of two sisters. Their sound is all about half-imagined 1960’s summers in California: bouncy garage rock with harmonising pop vocals over the top. Good times music essentially. Limbo is the most developed their songs have sounded to date, without shedding the loose joy key that is key to the band. On Burger Records.

The Fuzztones
Leave Your Mind At Home

They’re called The Fuzztones, it’s called Leave Your Mind at Home and that cover, with that font and that colour scheme - you just know how this one’s gonna sound. Having formed in 1980, The Fuzztones brought that whirling ‘60s paisley sound back into the musical scene. Expect lots of garage vocals, oozing organ and, funnily enough, fuzzy tones. Reissued as an LP for the first time in over ten years. Comes with six bonus tracks and a free coloured 7” of “Bad News Travels Fast”.   
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Crippled Black Phoenix
New Dark Age Tour EP 2015 A.D

Got to appreciate the boldness of releasing a double LP of music and calling it an EP… But then this is the heavy, pro-leaning rock grandeur of Crippled Black Phoenix we are dealing with. New Dark Age Tour EP 2015 EP treats us to a good deal of original Phoenix material, plus a notable, 30+ minute cover of Pink Floyd’s Echoes! 
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Replacements
Let It Be

Let It Be was the third album by Minneapolis post-punk-punk band The Replacements and was originally released in 1984. The band were led by Paul Westerberg. Let It Be is one of the band’s best albums and is arguably the best album called Let It Be that’s ever been released. Lyrically it deals with many coming of age issues, musically it is more melodic than their previous work. Vinyl reissue on Rhino.

GØGGS
She Got Harder

GØGGS is yet another project involving that busy boy Ty Segall, this time working with Chris Shaw (and with some extra help from Mikal Cronin, needless to say). Debut single She Got Harder previews next year’s full-length with a gnarly, drum-machine-powered fuzz-rocket. The 7” is backed with an Iggy Pop cover, exclusive to this release. On In The Red.

Massenger
Peeling Out

Peeling Out is the new vinyl LP from Californian garage punk hoodlums Massenger.  This four-piece are hard and fast, but also have a knack for sweet surf-pop melodies and witty lyrics. Following up the dense guitar assault of their Banshee EP, this is groovy, teeth-gritted rock ‘n roll to annoy your parents. The album art for this Burger Records release is awesome too.

Iggy Pop
Post Pop Depression

Post Pop Depression finds Iggy Pop working with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, a mighty pairing if ever there was one. Gnarly action with Iggy’s urban swagger and Homme’s rugged desert vibes: the rest of the band is made up of members of The Dead Weather and Arctic Monkeys. On Rekords Rekords.

Ty Segall
Emotional Mugger

Announced through the unusual approach of sending out in the post VHS tapes with the album dubbed on, Emotional Mugger is the latest work from the very busy Ty Segall. Seems it’s another 11 tracks of that delightful garage-pop sound, Ty leading from the front with high-pitched vocals and fuzzy guitar. LP, CD or cassette tape, on Drag City.

The Rhubarb Triangle
67 Guilford Street (I Feel Alright) / She’s A Demon

The Rhubarb Triangle is a an area between three towns in West Yorkshire famous for producing rhubarb….or in this case they are an experimental acid punk band based in London who are highly rated by Shindig! magazine. 67 Guilford Street (I Feel Alright) / She’s A Demon is their new single. It was recorded to reel-to-reel tape using only analogue equipment. Released as a limited edition of 300 double coloured flexi-discs.
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