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Shellac
Excellent Italian Greyhound

Excellent Italian Greyhound was Shellac's fourth record dating from 2007. If you believe the press release all the songs are about Italy or greyhounds....and just look at that dog sleeve. It came with the usual non fanfare  - no promos, no shows around the album, no photos but Shellac can get away with it because..well...they are Shellac and if you like them you'll buy their records unconditionally.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Animal Collective
Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam was the one before the big one for Animal Collective and although the subsequent Merriweather Post Pavillion album now tends to dominate the rest of their catalogue, Strawberry Jam is not without its charms. It sees the band moving further away from their weird folk roots towards more of a weird pop mainstream.  Ideas galore as usual some good, some not so but on tracks like opener Peacebone the band seemed to achieve the mixture of the catchy and the experimental that they'd spend a decade searching for.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

BEAK>
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Can. Neu. Moon Duo. This is the sort of company that Beak> keep. On their second album, the difficult-to-Google >>, the Geoff Barrow-helmed band summon up some more of the occult Krautrock they gave us on their 2009 debut LP. These rhythms are more hypnotic than motorik - rather than energizing you the slinking grooves of tracks like ‘Wulfstan II’ lull you, Siren-like, to the rocks. 

Catherine Wheel
Ferment

Coming in at a solid no 23 in Pitchfork's Top Shoegaze albums, Music on Vinyl have had the good sense to issue Catherine Wheel's now classic 'Ferment' on vinyl. It contains several despatches of noisy shoegaze which is clear cut and rocky rather than woozy. Perhaps closer to Ride than anything else the band used thrashy guitars to create great thumping melodies to leap around your house to when the baby is asleep.  

Cranes
Loved

Originally released in 1994 and arguably representing the pinnacle of Alison and Jim Shaw’s gothic minimalist aesthetic, building in elements of alternative rock, shoegaze, dream-pop and darkwave, Cranes’ excellent third studio album Loved is re-issued on blue-and-gold marbled transparent vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2594C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Pale Saints
The Comforts Of Madness

Towards the end of the ‘80s Pale Saints, from Leeds, were part of a new movement in British indie known as shoegaze. Bands such as Ride, Slowdive and 4AD labelmates, Lush joined them in their quest, and would ultimately become better known. Perhaps Pale Saints are due a resurgence, like the bands that they broke through with initially have enjoyed of late. Comforts of Madness was their debut, originally released in 1990, and it’s a bit of classic. This expanded reissue includes unreleased demos and a Peel Session from 1989.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
Re-facto

In 2019 Lorelle Meets The Obsolete released their fifth album, De-Facto, and it was bloody amazing. The Mexican psychedelic duo are now releasing Re-Facto, an EP of brand new material, as a companion piece to De-Facto. The EP also includes two tracks from De-Facto remixed by Cooper Crain (Bitchin’ Bajas) and Pye Corner Audio respectively. 
  • Vinyl 12" (SCR152)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Stumbleine
Sink Into The Ether

Stumbleine is the musical project of producer Peter Cooper. Sink Into The Ether is his 7th album and the music within provides the perfect soundtrack for doing just that: hazy, dreamy and melodic. One for lying down and not doing much to. Features guest vocals from Midas Fall vocalist Elizabeth Heaton on a surprising cover of the Hole track Malibu.

Ellis
Born Again

Canadian musician Ellis aka Linnea Sigglekow follows her debut EP Fuzz from a couple of years ago and support slots with Soccer Mommy and Alvvays with her full length debut, Born Again. She is being touted in various places as one of the artists to watch in 2020. She plays a kind of shoegazey / dream pop / folky / soft-psychedelic music - melodic and ethereal. On Fat Possum.

Ringo Deathstarr
Ringo Deathstarr

The press release describes Ringo Deathstarr as shoegaze pioneers. That's funny as I can't remember them being around in 1988 when Kevin Shields was making good use of his guitar pedals.  The truth is, Ringo Deathstarr make sounds you've heard before but that doesn't mean they aren't good at what they do. They blend new shapes into the genre injecting psychedelia and ambience into their familiar sound. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

FACS
Void Moments

Post-rock-inspired outfit FACS formed in Chicago a little over three years ago, in the aftermath of the break-up of Disappears. Guitarist Brian Case and drummer Noah Leger have come a hell of a long way in that time, already on their third (and, again, different-sounding) full-length. Void Walker is arguably their most melodic and direct to date, while remaining faithful to the post-punk minimalism of previous efforts. 

MONO
Before The Past - Live From Electrical Audio

Before The Past - Live From Electrical Audio by Japanese post-rock band Mono contains three tracks, rerecorded and mixed by Steve Albini, giving them additional power and prowess. It features Com? And Halo originally on their 2002 album One Step More and You Die and L’America originally on 2001’s Under The Pipal Tree.

Stereolab
Peng!

Peng! Was the debut album by Stereolab. It was originally released in 1992. It featured all the hallmarks of their sound which was driven by rhythm guitar, vintage keyboards, a motorik beat and Laetitia Sadier’s part-Nico-part-ethereal vocals. They were influenced as much by the sunshine pop of The Free Design as the were the experimental rock of Can. This is good place to start with the ‘lab, as well as being a cracker, you can see how their sound progresses from here, album by album.
  • Vinyl LP (PURE11LPX)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Cocteau Twins
Victorialand

‘Lazy Calm’. ‘Fluffy Tufts’. ‘Little Spacey’. Yep, we’re in Cocteau Twins territory alright - specifically the territory of ‘Victorialand’, the dream-pop pioneers’ fourth LP which originally emerged in 1986. ‘Victorialand’ was made while Simon Raymonde was busy mucking about with This Mortal Coil, and the result is an album which retreats even further into the ether than previous Cocteau full-lengths. Some might even call it a milestone in ambient pop...
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Activity
Unmask Whoever

Mixing electronica and dream-pop, Activity is a new four-piece formed of Grooms duo Travis Johnson and Steve Levine, bassist Zoë Browne (Field Mouse) and guitarist Jess Rees (Russian Baths). Unmask Whoever, produced with the help of Psychic TV’s Jeff Berner, speaks to the quartet’s resolve to undermine and subvert the norms of modern indie-rock. 

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Luciferian Towers

Post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor return to another world phase of political turmoil and humanitarian crisis, with a record of their usual oblique serenade. Following the format of the two records of their modern era, it features four songs in sum and continues to rebrand them as God's Pee (make it happen). Luciferian Towers is inspired by a long list of inequalities -- "an end to foreign invasions, borders, the dismantling of the prison-industrial complex, healthcare" -- and will likely factor in as much quiet meditation as it does grandiose rock action.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Adam Franklin
Drones & Clones: 10 Songs No Words

Glass Modern presents a first-ever vinyl release for Drones & Clones: 10 Songs No Words, the fourth solo album from Swervedriver’s Adam Franklin and the first of two full-lengths that he released in 2013. Back then, this album of instrumentals was only made available as a download, but it’s a timely re-issue as it played up the beautiful sounds that usually serve as a backdrop. 

Molly
All That Was EP

Released on a limited edition ‘snow white’ vinyl, All That Was is an EP designed to coincide with the upcoming European tour from Austrian shoegaze outfit Molly, compiling three remixes of tracks from their 2019 debut album All That Ever Could Have Been, including by Maps and East India Youth, and a re-recording of ‘Glimpse’. 
  • Vinyl LP (SCR159)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Gold Cage
Social Crutch

Los Angeles band Gold Cage bring forth their debut album, Social Crutch. They played slowcore in the vein of Galaxie 500 or Yo La Tengo, but there’s a post-punk edge to what they do leading to comparisons to Roland S. Howard. Meditative album opener Repeater Kember will certainly pique the interest of Yo La Tengo and Low fans.

Crippled Black Phoenix
We Shall See Victory

Formed 16 years ago between Mogwai bassist Dominic Aitchison and multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves (variously Electric Wizard, Iron Monkey and Se Delan), Crippled Black Phoenix have long challenged their audiences both on record and in the live arena. We Shall See Victory sees them at their finest at the latter, a double-disc set recorded live in the Swiss city of Bern during their 2012 tour. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (KSCOPE1055)
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Houses Of Heaven
Silent Places

A debut album layering minimalist industrial rhythms, shoegaze textures and injections of dub from San Fran Bay Area trio Keven Tecon, Adam Beck and Nick Ott, recording under the name Houses Of Heaven. Silent Places explores the slow-motion chaos that we all experiences existing in the modern world. 
  • Vinyl LP (FLT066LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl

Explosions In The Sky
The Rescue (Anniversary Edition)

Recorded quickly in 2005 and inspired by an incident on tour when the band’s van broke down, necessitating an eight-day stay in an attic waiting for it to be repaired, Explosions In The Sky’s fourth effort has always been something of a missing piece to many fans, never being commercially available anywhere after its limited mail-order release. That’s all changed now, with this first-ever vinyl issue. 
  • Vinyl LP (TRR326LPC1)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Bushpilot
Already!

Bushpilot were a post-rock band from Leeds. They formed in 1993 and were heavily influenced by the likes of Can, The Fall, Slint, and Talk Talk. Already! Is the second in a series of reissues through God Unknown Records following Live From Brotherswater. They’re a band close to the heart of Norman Records as they feature someone called Phil on drums... 

Helen Money
Atomic

Helen Money is actually Alison Chesley one of the most sought after and respected cellists at work today. Her latest album Atomic is her most minimal and stark work to date showcasing a much more direct take on her playing which takes in dark ambient, neo-classical and black metal. Always an emotional ride, this could be her most affecting work yet.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Bushpilot
21st Century Breakdown / Lost Girls

Bushpilot were a post-rock band out of mid '90s Leeds that had all the correct influences in Can, Talk Talk and Slint but never perhaps got their due. God Unknown are currently re-issuing their back catalogue which should be of further interest to customers of Norman Records due to the appearance of a young Phil Leigh (Norman Records owner) in the Jaki Liebezeit role. 

The Underground Youth
Sadovaya

Craig Dyer-fronted The Underground Youth play an understated, post-punkish, cinematic take on psychedelic rock. First released in 2010 on CDr, Fuzz Club give 'Sadovaya' the 180g vinyl treatment it deserves, in white too. Aficionados of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spacemen 3, The KVB, etc. will find plenty to like here. Limited to 400.
  • Vinyl LP (FC016VLPR)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Cocteau Twins
Garlands

Well well well, a lovely bit of reissue this. 1982’s ‘Garlands’ is a crucial part of the Cocteau Twins tale. For one, the group’s debut album is the only one that they made with a full-time bassist (Will Heggie), something which makes it a curious outlier in the band discography. For two, ‘Garlands’ shows a band getting to grips with a sound that they sense is something new and exciting - and as we all know, their pioneering dream pop style would only increase with influence as their career wore on. This new edition of ‘Garlands’ has been remastered from the original analog tapes.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Spotlights
We Are All Atomic

The press release describes this as a post-nuclear EP  - they obviously know something we don't but regardless of the situation, this is an important release for Spotlights who have just come off tours with the Melvins and the Deftones as well as releasing their debut on Ipecac. Their sound is rather more unclassifiable than their history suggests blending shoegaze and doom metal -  a sound that is particularly boundary pushing on this new release. 

Disco Inferno
In Debt

A reissue of the debut album of Disco Inferno is something to be celebrated: Disco Inferno remain one of the most original and impressive post-rock bands to have ever been active. In Debt introduces their mixture of radical sampling processes and smart songcraft. These CD and 2LP reissues on Rocket Girl come with a bonus track, new artwork, and Neil Kulkarni sleevenotes.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Lightning Bolt
Hypermagic Mountain

"This totally rocks" said an unusually hyper Phil in his 2006 review of this re-issued album from Lightning Bolt. He's not wrong. Hypermagic Mountain saw the duo on top of their game splurging out a 57 minute primal pummelling of electric bass and drums. If your ears didn't bleed first time round then Thrill Jockey have re-issued on vinyl for your noise enjoyment. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (THRILL502LPX)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Jambinai
ONDA

The third LP from the innovative South Korean post-rock group Jambinai arrives courtesy of Bella Union. ONDA once again sees the band blending traditional Korean instrumentation and song structures with influences from heavy metal, alternative rock, ambient and noise music. The combinations make for unique and stirring listens, particularly when Lee Il-woo's powerful vocals are front and centre.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Cock And Swan
Stash


  • CD (LTS011)
  • £8.49 £3.99 (saving: £4.50)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Big Stick
LP

Sometimes, a name is all you need. Something about the phrase Big Stick tickles me more than I can express. But less about me. The band are back with the less well named LP, their first album proper in 15 years. Completely anarchic punk nonsense, rarely have two musicians sounded like they were having so much fun.
  • Vinyl LP (DRU004LPX)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Horse Lords
The Common Task

Baltimore quartet Horse Lords have been seen as kind of wandering minstrels of experimental music. Taking in influences as disparate as Albert Ayler, the Ex and Glenn Branca they follow an idiosyncratic path marked by a strong political ideal. The Common Task is their fourth album and continues the studio experiments and hypnotic rhythms of 2016's acclaimed Interventions. 

Hugar
Hugar

Hugar are a couple of friends from just outside Reykjavík who have collaborated with Olafur Arnalds earlier in their career but just started this project for fun. It has already reaped rewards with their emotional, windswept music getting over 31 million streams on Spotify. They kind of fell into this thing by accident but Hugar could be the next big thing out of the country that already brought us Bjork and Sigur Ros.  
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2703C)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Hilary Woods
Birthmarks

Written and recorded while heavily pregnant, motherhood and regeneration are at the heart of Birthmarks, the second solo album from former JJ72 bassist Hilary Woods. Like 2018’s Colt, it’s drastically different to her previous indie-rock output, produced by Norwegian experimental noise artist and filmmaker Lasse Marhaug and a fertile mix of acoustic instruments shot through by electronic elements. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

MOHIT
Preface

Originally from that rock and roll capital Bognor Regis, MOHIT moved to London to hone their experimental art punk and have already been rewarded with tours with the similarly abstract likes of Ought and Omni. They take influence from seemingly everything to make music which has been compared to the likes of Can, Broadcast and Cocteau Twins. Promising stuff...and that sleeve art is lovely.   
  • Vinyl LP (DVTT003LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Ride
Clouds In The Mirror (This Is Not A Safe Place Reimagined by Pêtr Aleksänder)

Underscoring the forward-thinking nature of their output that so many overlook, Ride have handed the entirety of their recent sixth studio album This Is Not A Safe Place over to the neo-classical duo Pêtr Aleksänder. On Clouds In The Mirror, they’ve entirely re-imagined the tracks as beautiful, beatless exercises in strings and synths with only Mark Gardener’s vocals remaining. 
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB584LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Las Cobras
Selva

Deriving from the humble Uruguayan city of Canelones, Las Cobras are the creators of grumpy and murky pop-tinged shoegaze. 'as indebted to tropicalia as it is the Brian Jonestown Massacre' (CLASH), 9-track offering 'Selva' is packed full of scuzzy riffs, stomping beats and a whole load of originality.
  • Vinyl LP (FC126V12)
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  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

Belong
Common Era

Vinyl and CD reissue of Belong's Common Era, the first long player to be released since the celebrated but underexposed October Language. This album retains the fuzzed out ambience but augments the gorgeous, Hecker-esque wooziness with a more song based, shoegaze approach, replete with drums and vocals.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

This Mortal Coil
It'll End In Tears

Oh lord this is the album. Back in the 80's no-one had any time for the likes of Big Star or Tim Buckley. 4AD head honcho was different though. He had exquisite taste and was also ambitious enough to put together a floating member super group to re-interpret some of his favourite songs. It Will End In Tears will always be most known for the now classic Cocteau Twins assisted reading of Buckley's 'Song To The Siren', but their version of Roy Harper's 'Another Day' runs it close as do two (count em) Big Star songs. 
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD

Roy Montgomery
Last Year's Man

New Zealand outsider dude Roy Montgomery takes on a Leonard Cohen song, the early 1971 morose-masterpiece ‘Last Year’s Man’. Roy tackles it in lovely droney style, using the particular sounds of the Omnichord, along with the assistance of Jessica Moss. Add in a second track, ‘After Vermeer’, and you’ve got a very fine little 10” release.
  • Vinyl 10" (Okraïna#13)
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  • Last copy

Kogumaza
Fugues

Nottingham’s Kogumaza have spent four years painstakingly creating their third studio effort, the sprawling double album Fugues, presented here over two sides of clear 180g vinyl and released to coincide with the band’s tenth anniversary. Expect intense, drawn-out passages of post-rock fireworks.
  • Vinyl Double LP (LP077)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Radiohead
OK Computer

OK Computer is Radiohead's third album. Originally released in 1997, following on from their second LP, The Bends, was always going to be a tall order, but they did it all right! A '90s classic that is still recognised by millennials for songs such as 'Paranoid Android', 'Karma Police' and 'Airbag'.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

The Sea and Cake
Oui

Oui is the fifth album by Chicago band The Sea And Cake. The band feature Archer Prewitt, Sam Prekop who are both solo artists in their own right, renowned producer John McEntire and bassist Eric Claridge. They have also played their part in bands such as Coctails, Shrimpboat and Tortoise.  Their music mixes Tropicalia, african guitar music and indie pop in a kind of Chicagoan post-jazz mash up. Oui was originally released in 2000, so this repress is more than due.

Air Formation
Were We Ever Here

Brighton shoegazers Air Formation were working on some new material back in 2010, only to split up before it was completed. They reformed in 2014 and Were We Ever Here is the first new music from them since. The songs (sort of) take up where they left off: thick layers of feedback and distorted guitars are augmented by New Order-esque synth work. It seems that the band may be back to their best.
  • Vinyl 12" (AC3012104)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Shellac
1000 Hurts

'1000 Hurts' was the third album by professional grump Steve Albini and his Shellac comrades. The album did nothing to dispel the notion that the band are very clever, hard rocking nerds. Contains the usual slash and burn guitars, math-rock arrangements and in jokes that will delight their cult following. Shellac never compromise, they don't need to and '1000 Hurts' is another album of them not compromising to good effect.     
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Slint
Spiderland (Remastered)

2014 remaster of Slint's beautiful second and final album. It comes with various outtakes and demos, as well as Breadcrumb Trail, the documentary about the album’s creation directed by Lance Bangs. The band's use of dynamics gave them an uncanny ability to bottle emotions; the words "he decided to piss", have never sounded so tragic.

Winter
Endless Space (Between You & I)

Samira Winter delivers the third album of heady psychedelic shoegaze by her eponymous, bi-lingual indie band Winter via the Bar-None label. With lyrics as ever in both Portuguese and English, Endless Space (Between You & I) ought to see the talented songwriter and singer build up her profile even further. 
  • Vinyl LP (BRNLP274)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Cindy Lee
What's Tonight To Eternity

Cindy Lee is the project of former Women guitarist and vocalist Patrick Flegel. Where the other surviving members of that fantastic band went off to form the more straightforward Preoccupations, Flegel has burrowed deep into brooding atmospherics and eerie off kilter soundscapes in a very personal project which explores identity and expression.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Hugar
Varda

Varda are small rock towers that explorers used to navigate their way through Iceland. It is also the name of the second album by Icelandic duo, Hugar. Swathes of classical orchestration are met with ambient pieces all imbued with the spirit of post-rock. Brass, guitars, piano and electronic waves all add to the musical expedition.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2489C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Various
C90

You’re probably familiar with the ‘C’ series of compilation albums that were inspired by the era-defining NME C86 cassette. C90 is the latest is that lineage, compiled by the guys at Cherry Red who have a whole heap of indie box sets under their wings. C90 contains tracks by bands that went on to become household names such as The Charlatans, Manic Street Preachers, Ocean Colour Scene, Boo Radleys, Spiritualized and many more.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

Canada’s post-rock heroes Godspeed You! Black Emperor have long been Norman favourites so the chances are that you already know everything there is to know about them. For the uninitiated who find themselves here, Yanqui U.X.O. was their third album from 2002. It was recorded by Steve Albini, who has a habit of doing these things well. It was also the point when the band decided to move the exclamation mark from the end to the middle of their name. Classic stuff. Double LP on Constellation.
  • Vinyl Double LP (CST024LP)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

Originally released in 1997, the faultline between the excesses of the back-end of Britpop and the re-emergence of interesting British indie, Catherine Wheel’s dreamy fourth studio album Adam And Eve correctly pre-empted the shift in the industry. Now, it’s being re-issued on a double-LP edition via Music On Vinyl. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2288)
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  • Last copy

Sonic Youth
Sonic Nurse

The 2004 statement by Sonic Youth, Sonic Nurse, is a late gem in the catalogue, mining that rich seam in between lush indie rock melodicism and searing guitar noise like no-one else ever quite could. Sonic Nurse is the second album for which Jim O’Rourke was an official member of the band, and the presence of Jim is always, always a good thing. Universal reissue.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Wasted Shirt
Fungus II

If you wanted a musical duo to make a record that would blow your mind from the opening chord, perhaps you would pair Ty Segal and Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt together. The thing is, they’ve done it themselves and are known as Wasted Shirt. They got together after finding themselves recording with their respective bands in the same studio. Fungus II is their debut album and has all the riotous rock ‘n’ roll seeping from its pores that you would expect. It’s also worth mentioning that it has the approval of Henry Rollins, so you’d probably best buy it.
  • Vinyl LP (FC050X)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

Kinematik
Murur al-Kiram

The latest studio album from Kinematik, Murur al-Kiram sees the group operating with a completely different methodology to their last outing Ala’. The band’s four main musicians now no longer restrict themselves to one primary instrument, injecting their charming melodies and tricksy rhythmical interplay with a sense of spontaneity and freedom. 
  • Vinyl LP (RPTD026)
  • £19.49 £16.57 (saving: £2.92)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

No Age
Goons Be Gone

Their second album for Drag City and their sixth overall, Los Angeles noise-rock duo No Age present possibly their most luxuriantly loud album yet. Harking back to the EPs that first made their name at the end of the Noughties, Goons Be Gone gleefully piles self-recorded samples and basic, noisy riffs on top of one another. 

Rebecca Foon
Waxing Moon

Cellist and composer Rebecca Foon is a big, albeit gentle, noise in the Montreal music community. As well as being a solo artist under her own name and as Saltland, she was a member of Silver Mt. Zion and chamber ensemble, Esmerine. Her new solo LP, Waxing Moon, sees her writing some haunting songs that are both despairing and hopeful, concerned with climate change and personal heartbreak.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Lee Ranaldo + Raül Refree
Names of North End Women

Names of North End Women is a new collaborative record between former Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo and Spanish composer Raül Refree. The pair had previously worked together when Refree produced the guitarist’s 2017 solo album Electric Trim, but soon after touring they decided to head back to the studio on a more equal creative footing. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Is Bliss
Strange Communication

Portsmouth shoegaze/psych band Is Bliss have probably been having the time of their life over the last 2-3 years. With two acclaimed EPs in the bag and support slots with Jesus & Mary Chain, Robin Guthrie, Mark Gardener and Wolf Alice, it must be the stuff of dreams for them. They now have their debut album, Strange Communication ready to go. If you like The Verve circa A Storm In Heaven, Slowdive or Ride then you will love this. On Club AC30.
  • Vinyl LP (AC3016001)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Shellac
At Action Park

Shellac At Action Park is Shellac's debut LP following on from the "The Rude Gesture (a pictorial history)", "Uranus" and "The Bird Is The Most Popular Finger" 7" singles. 'At Action Park' was recorded electrically, and features no overdubs, no guest appearances and no tiny cymbals that go "pish". The vinyl format is an audiophile pressing, manufactured to classical standards. Mastering is all analog, direct-to-metal (DMM), and the records are virgin, dye-blackened vinyl, weighing 177 grams (the nice thick ones that don't bend).The LP and CD packaging were printed by Fireproof Press.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Bark Psychosis
Codename: Dustsucker

Following on from the re-issue of their classic 'Hex' here is a re-press of their much overlooked follow up 'Codename: Dustsucker'. Though at this point Bark Psychosis were really just frontman Graham Sutton this is a strong follow up retaining the same eerie late night atmospheres and adding in more obvious hints of shoegaze. Talk Talk's Lee Harris guests on an album that will appeal to fans of the late work of his band and that of Slowdive. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Pan American
A Son

Pan American is Mark Nelson, formerly of post rock group Labradford. A Son is his latest album, built on ideas such as tracking down his origins, looking back rather than forwards. It is inspired by working out how uncomplicated and straightforward music can be and a diverse range of artists such as June Tabor, The Carter Family, Suicide and Jimmy Reed. A Son is a fairly stripped back affair, on which Nelson feels as though he has been as emotional and honest as he can be.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Wrekmeister Harmonies
We Love To Look At The Carnage

J.R. Robinson and Esther Shaw present their fifth Wrekmeister Harmonies album, We Love To Look At The Carnage. Recorded with Swans’ Thor Harris and Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart on additional percussion and electronics, the album purports to soundtrack the feeling of night thoughts, and being unable to drift off to sleep. 

Explosions In The Sky
The Wilderness

The post-rock veterans return to claim their rightful position. The Wilderness is a reminder of just how grand, intimate and emotive Explosions in the Sky can be. Their instrumental, and experimental, rock is formed from tight, innovative playing and the dense interplay of textures and sounds. This is their first non-soundtrack album since 2011 and comes on very fancy double vinyl LP.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Pussy Galore
Pussy Gold 5000

'Pussy 500' is a reissue for Record Store Day of deconstructivist New York no-fi blues garage slackers Pussy Galore. This is the band's second 12'' release. Following their debut E.P 'Groovy Hate Fuck', 'Pussy 500' first came out in 1987 on the band's own label 'Shove', the original pressing of which sold out almost immediately. 
  • Vinyl LP (SHVLP4)
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Deutsche Ashram
Whisper Om

Four long years on from their joyous debut album Deeper and Deeper comes the second studio record from Dutch duo Deutsche Ashram. Guitarist Ajay Saggar and vocalist Merinde Verbeek’s scuffed, loud yet boundlessly melodic sound has now been blown up into something much more panoramic on Whisper Om. 

Sex Swing
Type II

Gifted in the art of turning rage and volume into emotional catharsis in musical form, Sex Swing return with a second studio album. Again forged with the help of members of underground stars from Bonnacons of Doom to Dethscalator, Type II transcends the pitfalls often associated with the ‘supergroup’. 
  • Vinyl LP (LAUNCH187LP)
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  • Vinyl LP (LAUNCH187LPS)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Joe Volk + Naiare
Primitive Energetics

Constructed with the dynamics and tension between the drums and the guitar in mind, Primitive Energetics is a new album by Bristol-born, Swiss-based musician Joe Volk with Naiare, the experimental group he set up to tour with him behind his last studio album Happenings and Killings a few years back. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Grouper
The Man Who Died In His Boat

Originally released in 2013, this album was recorded by Liz Harris alongside her best-known work, Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill. It’s in the same stylistic ballpark - ethereal, heavily reverbed electric guitar and vocals with dark and mysterious undercurrents, sometimes swimming into clearer focus when Harris switches to acoustic. Out of print for a while and now back on CD.

Caleb Landry Jones
The Mother Stone

Actor and now musician, Caleb Landry Jones comes from a line of musicians, jingle writers and singer / songwriters. He is known for roles in films such as X-Men: First Class, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Get Out. The Mother Stone is his debut album and comes after years of writing songs fuelled by experiences that life throws at you. There are around 700 songs in all, so this album could just be the first of many.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

The Telescopes
Taste (30 Anniversary Edition)

30th anniversary re-issue album on translucent purple vinyl of Taste, the quietly innovative 1989 debut album from British space rock act The Telescopes. Deserving to be mentioned in the same breath as Spacemen 3, JAMC and My Bloody Valentine, this edition comes with a booklet of exclusive contemporary photographs and new liner notes. 
  • Vinyl LP (FC121V12)
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Eyeless In Gaza
Sun Blues

Eyeless In Gaza continue on their more-or-less unique sonic journey, more than 35 years into the trip. Sun Blues sounds at once just like moody 80’s pop music (Martyn Bates’ vocals) and like an avant-garde piece: the mix of each track is teeming with intriguing little bits and pieces. Sun Blues is released by Ambivalent Scale Recordings.

White Poppy
Paradise Gardens

The washed out sleeve perfectly visualises the music of British Columbia native Crystal Dorval (aka White Poppy). She uses synth, guitar and voice to craft yarning and weathered music that sits between dream pop and hazy ambience. This latest missive is described as hazy new age bossa nova which sounds an enticing prospect and if you are tempted, this comes on transparent pink galaxy swirl wax. 
  • Vinyl LP (NNF359)
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Leo Abrahams & Shahzad Ismaily
Visitations

Visitations sees guitarist and producer Leo Abrahams (collaborator with everyone from Brian Eno to Regina Spektor) and New York-based musician Shahzad Ismaily (Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed) collaborate on a highly unusual-sounding collection. Weirdly, they’ve worked on many of the same albums but had never met in person before recording this. Visitations sounds avant-garde and experimental yet calm and meditative. 

Dirty Three
Sad and Dangerous, Mysterious and Exciting

Well this is exciting. It's very, very early recordings by the Dirty Three that they recorded on a four track machine with only three tracks working. It was initially released as a tape to be sold at shows and eventually got a vinyl release in 1994.  Now back on green vinyl, Mick Turner has raided the archives for bits and bats to add to it. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (BELLA506V)
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Caudal
Fight, Cry, Fight

Berlin-based post rock trio Caudal complete a loosely connected trilogy of albums with Fight, Cry, Fight. This one is released through Drone Rock Records, whilst previous albums, Forever In Another World and Ascension were released on Oaken Palace Records and Consouling Sounds respectively. Whilst you can expect their usual post-rock/krautrock experimentalism, here they come via more concise songs. It was expertly mastered by John McBain. Regardless of the facts laid bare here for you, this is probably worth buying for the cover alone.   
  • Vinyl LP (DRR015)
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Vanishing Twin
The Age of Immunology

Vanishing Twin fuse ‘60s pop and electronic music in way similar to Broadcast et al. On The Age Of Immunology, their second full length, the band explore the full breadth of their sound by recording it in a variety of non-standard settings, including the Croatian island of Krk. Features some of the most vital flute interventions I've heard in years. On Fire.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Thurston Moore
Pollination / Leave Me Alone

Having made a name for himself in NYC rock outfit Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore returns under his solo guise with this enthralling cover of New Order's 'Pollination / Leave Me Alone'. Recorded in Salford ('the only place he would dare to cover a New Order song') Moore here pays homage to his idols with a fresh take on the track.

Thurston Moore
Spring Swell / Leave Me Alone

Thurston Moore is releasing three 7” singles. Each will contain moments from his lives shows in 2019. They will also see the former Sonic Youth man discover his inner Manc by including a cover of a New Order song on each single, which he recorded in Salford. Spring Swell /Leave Me Alone is released through Daydream Library and includes an 8-page zine.
  • Vinyl 7" (DLS08)
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Thurston Moore
Three Graces / Leave Me Alone

Former Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore is releasing three seven inch singles. Each will include live track from 2019 live shows and a New Order cover on the B-side, which Moore and his band recorded in Salford. Three Graces / Leave Me Alone is released on Daydream Library and comes with an 8-page zine.

Talking Heads
Fear of Music

Nowadays 1979’s ‘Fear Of Music’ is largely remembered as the Talking Heads album with ‘Life During Wartime’ and ‘Heaven’ on it -  probably something to do with the fact that they are the only two songs from the record that made it into 1984’s ‘Stop Making Sense’ (though ‘Cities’ was included in the extended version of the film). This legacy does ‘Fear Of Music’ a great disservice - sure, those are both absolutely top tracks, but the whole album really is a triumph of the airless agit-funk style that the group had lasered in on throughout 1977’s ‘77’ and 1978’s ‘More Songs About Buildings And Food’. It also bridged the gap between those LPs and the transcendent polyrhythms of 1980's ‘Remain In Light’. This is Talking Heads at their most frantic, paranoid and couched, an effect heightened by Brian Eno’s daring production. The frenzied ecstasies of ‘I Zimbra’, ‘Animals’, ‘Memories Can't Wait’ etc. are pretty much unparalleled in the post-punk era.
  • Vinyl LP (0081227965549)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Purple Pilgrims
Perfumed Earth

Purple Pilgrims are two New Zealand sisters, drawing in contributions from occasional others in order to achieve the sound they want. Those contributors here include Gary War, Roy Montgomery and the guitarist from Surf City, all helping to make this second album a rich and fabulous multi-layered experimental pop experience. Perfumed Earth is released by Flying Nun.

Purple Heart Parade
Desolation Angel EP

Impressing in various performances at this summer’s festivals, Manchester’s Purple Heart Parade deal in a kind of psychedelic post-rock that will appeal to fans of The Verve and Mogwai. Desolation Angel is the band’s third EP, and it appears in early January via the Club AC30 label. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Seablite
Grass Stains and Novocaine

The front cover of Grass Stains and Novocaine by San Francisco’s Seablite instantly conjures up images album covers by ‘90s shoegaze / indie-pop bands. To listen to them, you’d be forgiven for thinking they were a '90s indie pop / shoegaze band. If that’s your kinda thing, then you’ll love this. 
  • Vinyl LP (ER92LP)
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Windy & Carl
Allegiance and Conviction

Allegiance and Conviction is the twelfth album from Michigan space rock / ambient duo Windy and Carl. It is their first in 8 long years following 2012’s We Will Always Be. Despite the time lag since their last album, the pair have lost none of their ability to create beautifully layered music that carries itself with both grace and power.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Loveblind
Sleeping Visions

Loveblind are typical of the modern band in that none of the members have ever been in the same room. Instead, Saint Marie records owner Wyatt Perkins teamed up digitally with Josh Garman (Crash City Saints) and Dorian Electrique (Seasurfer) as well as Mikel Wegener and Neil Burkdoll. The quintet shared files and chatted over the interwebs in order to realise their vision which takes in dark synthwave and shoegaze. 
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Melt-Banana
Fetch

Melt Banana have long lived in a strange world entirely of their own making. They make a kind of thrashy prog-core music with yelped words over instruments thrashing out songs in previously unseen time signatures. Fetch moved on from the wild pop punk of their previous Bambi’s Dilemma to produce an even more out there approach with fractured shards of guitar electronics and crazy synths. 

Mastersystem
Old Team / Mogwai Remix

Right. We tried but we can't get many of these so you are going to have to move very quickly Mastersystem is of course the 'other' band of the late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison and here their track 'Old Team' has been remixed by one time Young Team Mogwai. Proceeds will be going to the Scott Hutchison Foundation.  
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MONO & A.A. Williams
Exit In Darkness

Japanese post rock four-piece, Mono have hooked up with melancholic singer / songwriter A.A. Williams for Exit In Darkness E.P. At first it may seem inconceivable that these two artists could work together, but the swells in A.A. Williams songs are similar to the dynamic of Mono, so it makes for a seamless blend.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Deserta
Black Aura My Sun

Matthew Doty was better known for once collaborating with none other than Josh Tillman (Father John Misty) in a group labouring under the name Saxon Shore. He recently heard the news that he was going to be a father and set about working on a solo project Deserta so he could tick it off the list before his priority becomes changing nappies and not sleeping. It's a widescreen shoegaze -influenced effort that  brings to mind Sigur Ros, the Cocteau Twins and the Cure.  

SQÜRL
Some Music for Robby Müller

A six-track vinyl album released in tribute to legendary Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller (Dead Man, Paris Texas and 24 Hour Party People), recorded by SQÜRL as the soundtrack to filmmaker Claire Pijman’s documentary Living The Light. The artwork includes two luminous Polaroid images taken by Müller himself. 

Gentle Stranger
Love and Unlearn

Consisting of a rotating line-up that’s also elastic in number, Gentle Stranger present their debut album Love and Unlearn. Recorded almost entirely live in the studio over the space of just a week, and the music sounds raw and spontaneous despite the careful planning and attention to detail from the band. 
  • Vinyl LP (PRAH20)
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Ff
Ffeeling

Claiming a huge range of influences including Daniel Miller, Frank Zappa, P-Funk, Steve Reich and many more weird and wonderful acts is Ff. Not a funny Welsh consonant but a band and art collective made up of Antronhy of Bivouac and Dave W. of White Hills. A little bit disco, a lot of synths and vocals like you  might expect given their influences. Pink vinyl.
  • Vinyl LP (DOS-001)
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MONO
Hymn To The Immortal Wind (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

Mono’s album Hymn to the Immortal Wind (their first with a full chamber orchetra) is such a big epic boy of a post-rock album, I can’t quite believe that the big chords have even faded away yet from their original playing. And yet here we are, with a one-decade anniversary reissue. These reissues have been remastered by Bob Weston, and are presented in truly luxurious fashion by Temporary Residence.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Black Doldrums
She Divine

An expansive concoction of old-fashioned psych-rock, heavy metal riffing and billowing shoegaze with a decided emphasis on volume, London-based duo Black Doldrums - drummer Sophia Lacroix and lead singer / guitarist Kevin Gibbard - return with a brand new five-track EP on pink vinyl titled She Divine. 
  • Vinyl 12" (AC3016054)
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Syko Friend
Fontanelle

Syko Friend is the project of L.A. musician Sophie Weil. Fontanelle is her second album. The music is best described as electric folk. It is moody, brooding with dark guitar tones and vocals that switch between whispered and howling. This will envelop your senses like a darkening sky. On Post Present Medium.
  • Vinyl LP (PPM062lp)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Atlantikwall
Anura

Reeling out of the zeitgeist, the second album from Atlantikwall presents an (un)timely reminder of the ruinous folly of fortified borders –ever destined to regress into the deformed remnants of ideological excess. The album revels in layers of animalistic, braying, frog-calling guitars that form lurching texture puzzles that stagger and collapse around cyclical-shift drum patterns and primitivist grooves. These foundations harbour fragmented vocal chants, congealing into elongated songs that address themes of last-ditch reproduction in the face of impending extinction; resource wars fought by farmers in lands encroached by desertification; reinstatement of human sacrifice as response to environmental catastrophe; lone refugee journeys and modern-day wall-building as psychic splitting.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Onus
Survival Burden

Housed in an icy seascape lino-print, the second Onus release, ‘Survival Burden’ opens with the expansive, oceanic basslines and crashing drums of ‘Urchins’ and ‘Ensimismada’ –with knotty narratives about slums, tsunamis and frozen time, rising up beyond the edges like freak cephalopods from the melodic waves and dissonant undertow. Then we have the claustrophobic space-rock of ‘Headguest’ before side A closes with ‘Schrine’; where a mesmeric build-up of dense arpeggios powers a chant on the arbitrariness of identity. Side B takes us back out to sea with ‘Macey’s Letter’, with a sweet melodic motif engulfed in cascading bass and staggered drum patterns as words about ships, nations adrift and floating coffins are wrung out of the wash. ‘Colt Running’ is a tremolo-twang pop tune about equine abattoirs and ‘Emil’ –a cold-war dirge about skeletons in ashen forests. ‘Nerve Clinic’ ends the set, gleaning odd pearls from a gone-to-seed farmer, housed in a criss-cross glasshouse frame of gleaming bass and cymbal ricochet.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie