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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.  
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Cranes
Population Four

Released as their fourth album back in 1997, Population Four saw British dream-pop act Cranes undergo a significant change in personnel. The departure of bassist Matt Cope saw most of the rest of the band switch instruments. The result was arguably the most conventional Cranes record up to that point, but no less beguiling. Now available for the first time on wax, pressed up in blue-and-white swirled vinyls. 
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Magik Markers
2020

Elisa Ambrogio, Pete Nolan and John Shaw return with new Magik Markers music for the first time in over half a decade, at what seems like an apt time for them to bring their inspired noise-rock back. 2020 is heart-swallowingly urgent and ragingly loud, a perfect soundtrack for times of emergency and ignorance. 

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. 
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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.   

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.

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.
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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.
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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'.

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. 
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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. 

I Can I Can't
I Can I Can't

This self-titled compilation album gathers together the entire output of the (extremely) short-lived North London-based band I Can I Can’t. Consisting of just eight songs, the manic, breathless excursions on the first side alone demonstrate the inherent instability of this memorable outfit, and why they self-destructed so messily. 
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Itchy Bugger
Double Bugger

Itchy Bugger is Josh,  the Australian bloke from Diät and Heavy Metal. Double Bugger is his second solo album. Once again he is breathes some nocturnal lo-fi slacker pop into a four-track aided by a drum machine. It has been likened to Flying Nun classics by David Kilgour of The Clean and John Kelcher.

El Ten Eleven
Tautology

Provoked by a period of reflection following personal loss and grief for El Ten Eleven’s leader Kristian Dunn, Tautology is a mammoth triple album whose duration represents the grand arc of life. Traversing everything from attack-minded riffing to vast ambient landscapes, it’s being released digitally in three parts, but a triple-vinyl release in September will gather up all the movements in one package.
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress

We thought we'd lost them forever but here they are with their first single length album since their very earliest days. Recorded in late 2013/14 with Greg Norman (not the golfer but the Electrical Audio engineer), 'Asunder, Sweet and other Distress' is described as Godspeed's most focussed and best sounding record to date. Clocking in at an anaemic (for them) 40 minutes, all the usual touchstones are in place, so expect enormo-crescendos, strings and guitars in glorious unison and exhilarating noise and drone explorations. For those with an interest in stats, track count is at 4 this time whilst exclamation mark total is at a lowly 2.    

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.

Andy Bell
The View From Halfway Down

Guitarist in Ride for three decades, Andy Bell releases his debut solo album The View From Halfway Down to coincide with his 50th birthday. Produced with the help of former Oasis bandmate Gem Archer, work began over four years ago but was sidelined by the reformation of Ride. Completed under lockdown, it’s a precise presentation of all of the influences that have informed Bell’s style, from the Stone Roses to Spacemen 3. 
  • Vinyl LP (SCR170LP)
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epic45
Cropping The Aftermath

A lot of epic45's work concerns nostalgia and their latest album Cropping the Aftermath is a love letter of sorts to the '90s. The duo look back on the decade in which they discovered music  - of hearing garage beats on pirate radio and the evocative transmissions of the more forward thinking bands of the era that paved the way for the sound epic45 peddle today. This is their second full length release of what appears to be a very busy 2020.  
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Taras Bulba
Soul Weaver

Taras Bulba, the duo that Fred Laird and Jon Blacow forged after their previous incarnation as Earthling Society, had to complete their second album together, Soul Weaver, under lockdown. Nevertheless, they achieve a more dream-like sound than on their debut One, more song-based than the drifting instrumental jams last time out. 
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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’. 
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The Appleseed Cast
Two Conversations

Two Conversations by emo band The Appleseed Cast was originally released in 2003. Initially, it split critics for lacking in experimentation, in comparison to its predecessor Low Level Owl, and having songs about relationships. The fans seemed to love its honesty and rockin’ tunes, though, and it’s been their best selling album to this day. Reissued on coloured vinyl for your delectation.
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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.
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Spectres
It's Never Going To Happen And This Is Why

Recorded in a 19th century Methodist church in Leeds under the aegis of producer Alex Greaves, Bristol-based noise-rock band Spectres grow ever more impressive with their third album, It’s Never Going To Happen And This Is Why. Featuring appearances from a clutch of other experimental artists, it’s a clipped and economical collection of ~3 minute tracks that largely ditch the feedback diversions of previous efforts. 

Brainiac
Hissing Prigs In Static Couture

With their career tragically cut short due to the death of vocalist/guitarist Tim Taylor in 1997, Brainiac’s third record (and first for seminal indie imprint Touch & Go) Hissing Prigs In Static Couture ended up being their valedictorian effort. Highly acclaimed for its intelligent, noisy take on contemporary indie, this ‘blue swirl’ vinyl re-issue is the perfect memento for this sadly unexplored dead-end in American alternative rock. 
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Billy Nomates
Billy Nomates

The best thing to come out of Melton Mowbray since the pork pies is Billy Nomates - a one-woman whirling dervish of a poet, singer, activist and artist. Her sound comes across something like a cross between Kate Tempest and Sleaford Mods. She spits out bitter, angry and funny diatribes over pop-friendly post-punk and lo-fi art rock. Jason Williamson guests. 

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.     

E
Complications

Ok to clear up the confusion that I had about this band this is nothing to do with E from Eels who recorded his early work under the E moniker. Incredibly the letter has been chosen for moniker of this exploratory trio from Boston who include Thalia Zedek on melodic guitar. This is their third album which deals with whatever the hell is going on in these times. 

Inventions
Continuous Portrait

Matthew Robert Cooper (a.k.a. Eluvium) and Explosions In The Sky’s Mark T. Smith collaborate once again as Inventions, presenting their third studio album Continuous Portrait. It’s the boldest and least characteristic work yet, at least in terms of what you might expect given their own work, but it’s hypnotic and playful enough to fit in with 2014’s self-titled effort and 2015’s Maze of Woods. 

The Pheromoans
I, Mustard Mitt

More new music from the fantastically named The Pheromoans, who deliver a companion piece to last year’s studio album County Lines in the form of I, Mustard Mitt. Released on cassette, it’s a tight yet artistically free-spirited collection of minimalist guitar structures, drum machines and spoken word. 

Grey Hairs
Halloween (Live at JT Soar)

Formed back in 2011 from members of various underground bands, Nottingham’s Grey Hairs at last have a formal document of their undeniable power as a live outfit. Recorded on October 31st last year at the eponymous venue in their home city, Halloween (Live At JT Soar) is limited to 300 copies pressed on purple vinyl. 
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MJ Guider
Sour Cherry Bell

Her second release for Kranky under the moniker MJ Guider, Sour Cherry Bell sees Melissa Guion push the instrumental combination used on her 2016 effort Precious Systems to their absolute limit. Constructed gradually in rehearsal spaces and her home studio, it’s an intoxicating mix of dream-pop, shoegaze and ambient music. 

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. 
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Daniel Blumberg
On&On

On&On is the sublime new studio album from London-based musician and visual artist Daniel Blumberg. Retaining the same cast of backing musicians that helped him create his debut for Mute back in 2018 titled Minus, Blumberg creates a nine-track suite that pushes his artistry into new sonic territory.

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.

Silver Scrolls
Music For Walks

Split into two separate musical journeys (or ‘walks’), the debut album from newly formed duo Silver Scrolls - consisting of former Polvo bandmates Dave Brylawski (formerly also of Black Taj and Idyll Swords) and Brian Quast (of Cherry Valence and Urge Overkill) - is a technically skilled yet immensely fun romp through various rock styles. 

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.
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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.
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Cocteau Twins
Tiny Dynamine / Echoes In A Shallow Bay

A nice new pair of Cocteau Twins reissues from 4AD, remastered anew using the original analogue master tapes. This release combines two EPs, Tiny Dynamine and Echoes In A Shallow Bay. Originally released within two weeks of each other in 1985, it makes a lot of sense to see them presented together here on one platter of 180g vinyl.
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65daysofstatic
The Fall of Math (Deluxe)

Second pressing (500 copies) on translucent green vinyl with black splatter. Deluxe re-issue edition with bonus ‘Hole’ EP and ‘Retreat! Retreat! single video and  B-sides. In conjunction with the 10th anniversary year of the release of 65daysofstatic's debut album, The Fall of Math. A deluxe edition of The Fall of Math on CD and 180 gm vinyl. The CD edition (out now) is a 2-CD album containing The Fall of Math, the Hole EP and the B-sides and video from the Retreat! Retreat! single.
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Kidbug
Kidbug

Joyful Noise presents the self-titled debut album from Kidbug, featuring members of Eerie Wanda (Marina Tadic), Dumb Numbers (Adam Harding), Swans (Thor Harris) and Best Coast (Bobb Bruno). Laid down in a three-day recording session convened around Christmas 2018, Kidbug is a thing of spontaneous, dreamy magic. 

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.

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.

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.
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Bélver Yin
Luz Bel

Bélver Yin are one of the great lost bands of indie music history. Boasting an ethereal, jangly dream-pop sound similar to that of Cocteau Twins and the C86 scene in the UK, the Spanish outfit recorded their debut album Luz Bel in 1991. It underperformed commercially, and the group only recorded two more follow-ups several years later, but it has lived on as a cult classic. It now gets a re-issue on vinyl via Efficient Space. 
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Thurston Moore
Trees Outside The Academy (Remastered)

Trees Outside the Academy was Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore’s second solo album. It was originally released in 2007. His only previous solo album, Psychic Hearts, came 13 years earlier. The songs on this album are mainly based on acoustic guitar, backed by fellow Sonic Youth member Steve Shelley on drums and Samara Lubelski, who has played with MV/EE, on violin. 

Future Get Down
Here We Go, Wonder

Edinburgh oddballs Future Get Down have been causing quite a stir since 2018 with their mix of US indie, post punk and vintage electronica. Two EPs received heavy rotation on BBC 6 Music and they’ve gigged with members of Kraftwerk, Jenny Hval and Gnod. Here We Go, Wonder is their energetic debut album.
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Drowse
Cold Air

The press release tells us that the second LP from Portland’s drowse was recorded in pretty unhappy circumstances. Kyle Bates, the band’s only full-time member, was struggling with mental health and addiction problems in the nine months in which Cold Air came to life. It’s as spaced-out and troubled a record as one might expect to emerge from these circumstances. Dream-pop, chamber-pop, post-rock and music concrete come together for an album that has pain at its core, yet also finds moments of great beauty and solace. For fans of Deerhunter, Cocteau Twins, maybe even a little bit of Suede...
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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. 
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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. 

Cranes
Forever

The 1993 album by British shoegazers Cranes is now being made available again on vinyl! Forever is perhaps the best-loved of the band’s albums, with an all-round gorgeous sheen cast over the songs, some of which overwhelm with full-band power, and others of which peel things back to just piano and voice. Limited edition of 1000 records, reissued by Music On Vinyl.
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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.  
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Slowdive
Blue Day

Here is the classic latter day Record Store Day item. A vinyl edition of Slowdive's 1992 compilation 'Blue Day'. At least its not ludicrously limited, 2000 of you have the chance of owning or re-owning these selected tracks taken from their first three EP's. Considered a joke in their lifetime, Slowdive are now one of the most revered bands on the planet, reforming with added beards for a successful tour last year.  

Barringtone
Bonanza Plan

This sounds like it could be interesting. Barringtone play a form of avant-garde, progressive pop which contains elements of kraut-rock, math-rock and general brainy mayhem. It will surprise no-one perhaps to learn that they emerged out of electro-pop weirdos Clor and they aim to bring a bit of electro and dance to music that at various times recalls the likes of Battles, Deerhoof and Ariel Pink. 

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. 

Mint Field
Sentimiento Mundial

Mmm mint. Mint Field are a shoegaze collective formed in Tijuana of all places by Estrella del Sol Sánchez. Having moved to the bright lights of Mexico City, they now release their second full length Sentimiento Mundial. They have a classy dream-pop sound that takes in kraut-rock and with the use of violin and distortion they have a wide sound palette at their disposal. The album was recorded in London with the production and drumming assistance of members of Ulrika Spacek.
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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.   

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. 
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Dog Unit
Barking to Gospel

Dog Unit are an instrumental band that play a pulsating form of polyrhythmic dub-infused post-punk - a sort of danceable post-rock laced with mesmerizing hypnotic grooves. The London newcomers were just finishing off their debut EP 'Barking to Gospel' when UK lockdown started. Luckily, they have friends in the biz so they sent the files to Kieren Hebden aka Four Tet, who agreed to mix it while luxuriating in his upstate New York hideaway. It was then mastered by James Trevascus at Invada Studios.

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. 

Stereolab
Aluminum Tunes

This is the third in the series of three Stereolab singles compilations that have now been re-issued on clear vinyl LPs. It covers the years 1995-1998 and rounds up all the EPs and split singles and compilations the band produced. They were very prolific indeed and also ahead of the time. Everyone does kraut-pop now but Stereolab were one of the main innovators during the first wave of bands influenced by your classic Germans. 
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Holy Motors
Horse

Horse by album title, horse on sleeve so it seems Estonia-based twangy band Holy Motors have got obsessed with all things equine on their first album since not at all horse related album Slow Sundown. The band sound nothing like their geographic location, instead take influence from the American West to make shoegaze and dream-pop with an obvious Americana and rockabilly sound.  

Giles Corey
Hinterkaifeck

A single-sided 12” EP bearing an etching on the reverse side, Hinterkaifeck was originally released digitally back in 2013 as a side-project by Have A Nice Life’s Dan Barrett under the alias Giles Corey. An icy and bleak experience over three minimalistic tracks, it gets the physical release it has long deserved. 
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The Durutti Column
Free From All The Chaos / Number Three

Free From All The Chaos is the first single to be released by legendary Manchester guitarist Vini Riley’s project The Durutti Column in more than 20 years. The song originally featured on the Chronicle album, which was released in 2014. It is backed with a previously unreleased song called Number Three which is a collaboration with singer / songwriter Caoilfhionn Rose.
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With Hidden Noise
Beside the Sea

With Hidden Noise is a project led by Charlie Berger exploring the minimal side of slowcore, post-rock and shoegaze. The album was recorded in a bleak outpost of Canada during a cold winter and has the atmospherics to match. It is not without warmth though as Berger injects melody and heartwarming choruses into his work. It might be near summer right now but this could be the sort of record to help you through next winter.  
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Slowly
Reveal

Hang on, I've just been talking about Charlie Berger leader of the With Hidden Noise project elsewhere on these pages and here he is again this time under the name Slowly. It traverses similar ground in that it is in awe of '90s dream-pop and shoegaze but it's a surprisingly uplifting collection with upbeat dynamics that recall Red House Painters or Idaho. 
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bdrmm
Bedroom

Taking inspiration from alternative music both modern and classic, Bedroom is the hotly anticipated full-length debut from Hull/Leeds band bdrmm (pronounced the same as the album title). Loosely conceived around a plotline of a disintegrating long-term relationship set against a backdrop of the highs and lows of your early twenties, it’s set to be one of the best British guitar debuts of 2020. 

A.A. Williams
Forever Blue

Acclaimed singer and multi-instrumentalist A.A. Williams releases her debut studio album with prestigious indie Bella Union, the end-point of a meteoric ascent that’s seen her tour with the likes of Explosions In The Sky and Sisters of Mercy. Further bolstered by her current lockdown video project ‘Songs From Isolation’, post-rock and post-classical influences inform the sound of Forever Blue. 

Aidan Baker / Simon Goff / Thor Harris
The Bit

Following the warm reception afforded to their first collaboration album Noplace back in 2017, the trio of Aidan Baker (of Nadja and Hypnodrone Ensemble), Simon Goff (who’s worked with composers Jóhann Johannsson and Hildur Gudnadottir) and Thor Harris (ex-Swans) get back together again on The Bit. More atmospheric and noticeably lighter than its predecessor, it’s another immersive sound-world.

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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London Grammar
If You Wait

Monstrously successful debut LP from alt-popsters London Grammar here. With its blend of tender balladry, gentle synth-pop tones and a few huge choruses, ‘If You Wait’ hits that sweet spot between The xx, Florence & The Machine and Clean Bandit. With a placing at number 2 on the UK album chart, he album was also popular enough to propel London Grammar into the same indie big leagues as the aforementioned acts.

Thurston Moore
By The Fire

Featuring Debbie Googe of My Bloody Valentine on bass and backing vocals and his erstwhile Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley doing some of the drum parts, By The Fire is alternative rock icon Thurston Moore’s seventh solo album. Completed in the short gap between his band’s tour of Europe and the coronavirus lockdown, it’s one of his most focussed solo efforts yet. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (DLS10)
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  • Vinyl Double LP (DLS10B)
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Deerhoof
Future Teenage Cave Artists

The 15th album from San Franciscan indie rock veterans Deerhoof finds the quartet in a fairly typical mood, which isn’t something particularly definable in a career as long and diverse as theirs. Future Teenage Cave Artists is a meeting of classic rock and R&B riffs with sugary harmonies, unlikely settings for songs detailing the unravelling of economies and human systems. 

The Drones
Here Come The Lies

Here Come The Lies is the first album by Australian noise / blues / garage rock band The Drones. It was originally released in 2002. It mixes original tracks with covers of songs by Chuck Berry, The Cramps, Leadbelly and Blind Willie Johnson. The Drones split in 2016 with band members, and real life couple, Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin going on to form Tropical Fuck Storm.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BANGLP142)
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  • Limited edition

Widowspeak
Plum

Plum is the fifth album, and first  in three years, by Brooklyn indie types Widowspeak. Their music incorporates ‘60s psych rock and ‘90s dream pop - melodic with a widescreen warmth. The band decided to earn their corn by taking full-time jobs instead of touring, therefore the album was recorded during weekends when everyone was available. With song titles such as ‘Breadwinner’ and ‘Money’, how artists make a living is a central theme. 
  • Vinyl LP (CT325LPC1)
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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. 

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’. 
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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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The Books
Lost and Safe

Here we have a remastered edition of the third LP from seminal duo The Books. On Lost & Safe the pair of Nick Zammuto and Paul De Jong continue to take their highly idiosyncratic brand of neo-folk in ever-more intriguing directions. Much like the contemporaneous experiments of Animal Collective and Devendra Banhart, this record blends organic instrumentation with zany electronics. Lost & Safe was The Wire’s album of the year back in 2005, y’know...

epic45
Through Broken Summer

It's only a new record from Epic45, my favourite Staffordshire-based post-indie rock band. I can only imagine how beautiful Through Broken Summer will be if their other albums are to go by. You can already hear the calming, yet oddly satisfying sound permeating through your brain, melting your very core. Available on vinyl LP and CD and released on Wayside & Woodland Recordings. 

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada EP

Godspeed's most succinct document, Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada consists of two compositions -- one named "Moya", dedicated to one of the band's founding members, which builds around intricate orchestration towards a simple, cathartic climax (hey dudes, it sounds simple, but it's post-rock). "Blaise Bailey Finnegan III" is the talking point though, utilising a chilling monologue to build political unrest ex nihilo. Terrifying and terrifyingly ambiguous, this is arguably the band's best work. Like Mr. Finnegan, we'll leave it at that.

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.

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. 

Linda Guilala
Espacio De Tiempo (2009-2019)

Released on CD and double clear vinyl, Espacio De Tiempo (2009-2019) gathers up the fruit of an incredibly productive decade for Iván and Eva’s Linda Giulala project. Dealing in dreamy shoegaze, drone-rock and indie-pop, the collection covers their albums, EPs and various singles for different record labels. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (ER1252LP)
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J. Zunz
Hibiscus

J. Zunz is Lorena Quintanilla, one half of the excellent Mexican psychedelic duo, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete. Hibiscus is here second album and follows 2017’s Silente. The album, in parts, is reminiscent of Angelo Badalamente, Marble Index-era Nico and ‘60 psych rock band Fifty Foot Hose but all with Quintanilla’s own special stamp.
  • Vinyl LP (LAUNCH191)
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Good Weather For An Airstrike / Signal Hill
Moura / Blessed Land

Moura / Blessed Land is a split 7” single featuring Signal Hill and Good Weather For An Airstrike. Signal Hill formed in L.A. in the mid ‘00s and mix punk, jazz, ‘90s emo and rock. Good Weather For An Airstrike is the project of Tom Honey from Winchester. Tom suffers from tinnitus so began making music to help him cope by mixing a lifetime of musical influences into a soporific blend of drone and post-rock.
  • Vinyl 7" (SSS106)
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Grails
Doomsdayer’s Holiday

Wow. There's a lot going on in that album art. Anyway, 'Doomsdayer’s Holiday' is an album packed full of smokey psychedelic atmosphere and riffs which could ascend as high as mountains. Grails were inspired by weirdo noir films, cosmic jazz, psych folk and Middle Eastern mysticism for this masterwork. They also recruited members and collaborators of Sunn O))), Sun City Girls, Earth and Faust for this one. 

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. 

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. 

SineRider
Seconds Minutes

SineRider is one of those shoegazey / post-rocky ambient projects that somehow also manages to fold some IDM into the mix, but chief SineRider Mr Devin Powers has the additional twist of being a Berklee College Of Music composer. No surprises then that Seconds Minutes is an excellently detailed suite of music. CD released by Sun Sea Sky Productions.

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.

Tangents
Stateless

Tangents are a restless group, always switching up to a new sound or dropping in unexpected elements in the middle of compositions. Jazz, electronica, post-rock, electro-acoustic improvisation and more besides all surface in the heady brew of Stateless. The vinyl edition of the album comes with an additional download of some remixes (including one by Four Tet). On Temporary Residence.

Ringo Deathstarr
Ringo Deathstarr

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The Gentleman Losers
Permanently Midnight

Sentimental Helsinkilaiset The Gentleman Losers (Samu and Ville Kuukka, aka Lessons) return after seven years of attention directed elsewhere. True to the meticulously-produced analogue texture and post-rock lounge style of previous releases, Permanently Midnight sounds like a snug, wintry log cabin recalled from a dingy Route 66 motel. Artfully presented by Grainy Records.

Chapterhouse
The Best of Chapterhouse

Here’s one for the shoegaze revivalists. Chapterhouse were a shoegaze band formed in Reading in the late ‘80s. They released two albums, Whirlpool and Blood Music in the early ‘90s before going their separate ways. The did reformed briefly in 2008 but the reformation produced no new music. The Best of Chapterhouse gathers together tracks from their two albums plus non-album tracks. 

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...

Stereolab
The Groop Played Space Age Batchelor Pad Music

Stereolab followed their 1992 debut album, Peng!, with The Groop Played Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, a mini album in 1993. The title strangely seems to give a name to the music Stereolab played. Their influences came from far and wide, but were always cool and occasionally a little bit obscure - Os Mutantes, Esquivel, Neu! Francoise Hardy, Velvet Underground. Clear vinyl reissue on Too Pure.

Lightning Bug
October Song

The creative team of songwriter Audrey Kang, multi-instrumentalist Kevin Copeland and producer Logan Miley deliver another exceptional Lightning Bug release, this time a nine-track 12” vinyl EP titled October Song. Their unspoken bond is on display yet again, and sees Kang exploring and detailing what it means to be alive. 

Rachel's
Music For Egon Schiele

Music For Egon Schiele, the second LP from the influential chamber music group Rachel’s, was first released in 1996 on Quarterstick Records. This set was conceived to score a play about the famous painter, and as such there is a fitting classical stateliness to these compositions. Brahms and Ravel are brought to mind across Music For Egon Schiele.

No Joy
Motherhood

Montreal-based shoegaze outfit No Joy, fronted by Jasamine White-Gluz, return for their fourth studio album, and first in half a decade. Inspired by Sheila Heti’s novel of the same name, Motherhood sees White-Gluz take the band in new directions, retaining the guitar-orientated basis of their explorations but now embracing nu-metal, trip-hop and other sounds that she enjoyed as a kid. 
  • Vinyl LP (JNR340LPC1)
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