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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. 

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. 
  • Vinyl 12" (FR109LP)
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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.
  • Vinyl 7" (LOTTA003)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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. 
  • Vinyl LP (INV240LP)
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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. 

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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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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. 
  • Vinyl LP (TG155LPC2)
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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. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2598C)
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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. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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.

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.
  • Vinyl 7" (DLS07)
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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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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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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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. 
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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.  
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2703C)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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. 
  • Vinyl LP (WAAT074LP)
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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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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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

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.
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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. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Deerhoof
Offend Maggie


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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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. 

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. 

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’. 
  • Genre(s):
  • 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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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.  
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP1880)
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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...
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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.  *Those who pre-order the album will get a printed lyric sheet of the title track!*
  • Vinyl LP (LSTUMM452)
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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. 
  • 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

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.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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. 

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

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. 

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. 
  • 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

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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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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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  • Coloured vinyl

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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  • 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

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.
  • Vinyl LP (MONO86VNL)
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  • 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

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)
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  • Limited edition
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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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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

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. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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.

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

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.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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.    
  • 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

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.

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

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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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. 
  • Vinyl LP (DLS03)
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  • Coloured vinyl

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. 
  • Vinyl LP (AC3017001)
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  • Limited edition
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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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.

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.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP1850)
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  • Limited edition
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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. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2568C)
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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

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.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Peel Dream Magazine
Up and Up

It's a strange name for a band isn't it Peel Dream Magazine. John Peel maybe? The stuff they make possibly would have fitted neatly onto a John Peel playlist back in the day comprising of economical indie rock that recalls Unrest, Stereolab and Yo la Tengo. What we are talking is repetitive kraut-pop with a rather high brow Brechtian concept behind it. This five track EP follows up their well regarded debut Modern Meta Physic.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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. 

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
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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.

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)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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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  • Coloured vinyl

epic45
We Were Never Here

Forming at school in their native Staffordshire, Benjamin Holton and Rob Glover have helmed indie-rock outfit epic45 through 10 studio albums over two decades. We Were Never Here documents the mundanity and magic of their surroundings that have informed their work. Includes a 12x12" full-colour photography book. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Weights & Measures
Complete Discography

Canadian instrumental math-rock trio (I really want to write ‘maths rock’) Weights & Measures don’t concern themselves with whether your landlord is serving you the right amount of booze, they just wanna play. Well, they did until 2004 when they split up. For the first time on vinyl we have their Complete Discography. The band were underappreciated in their time, so now’s the time to lend them your ears. 2LP on Oscarson, limited to 175 copies.
  • Vinyl Double LP (oscarson no. 18)
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  • Limited edition

The Declining Winter
Belmont Slope

No one evokes the emotional atmospheres of Northern England quite like Richard Adams, so thank God he's made Belmont Slope, a musical fable about the M62. Mysterious and muffled, he returns under his Declining Winter moniker to detail further secrets hiding in Yorkshire's soil and concrete. If it's anything like the magnificent Home for Lost Souls, it should deliver intimate pop gems influenced by his favourite stay-at-home songwriters -- while occasionally reaching for the expanse of old band Hood.

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

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

Red Sparowes
The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer

Tenth anniversary re-issue of Red Sparowes much adored third album The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer. As the title suggests, this is post-rock at it's most filmic. The use of the pedal steel guitar ensures they stand out from their contemporaries and the band have histories in the equally heavy likes of the Halifax Pier and Isis. Time to re-dip your toe into their murky waters. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Sonic Youth
Battery Park, NYC: July 4th 2008

Hear Sonic Youth  in the twilight of their great and mighty career, performing live at New York’s Battery Park on the Fourth of July 2008 (USA! USA!). This storming and comprehensive live recording was previously only available with special pre-orders of The Eternal, but is now readily available, and on tasty vinyl too, Thanks Matador.

Cocteau Twins
The Pink Opaque

A nice new pair of Cocteau Twins reissues from 4AD, remastered anew using the original analogue master tapes. The Pink Opaque compiled choice cuts from the group’s early work in order to break them to the American market in 1986, and the selection of material still stands up today. Pressed to 180g vinyl.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD

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.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD

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)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

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.

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. 

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

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. 

Cocteau Twins
Treasure

4AD's Cocteau Twins re-issue series continues with 'Treasure'. This was their third album and the first to feature Simon Raymonde. It also marks a departure from their early minimal goth post punk sound to their patented fluttering dream pop that they would continue to produce. Contains several classics such as 'Ivo'  and 'Lorelei'. 
  • Vinyl LP (CAD3710)
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  • CD (GAD412CD)
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  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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. 

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. 

Chapterhouse
Whirlpool

Chapterhouse's debut album 'Whirpool' is an unsung gem of shoegaze. The Reading group were never afraid to look to the dance sounds which crossed into alternative music at the time, seeking influence from baggy and the wall of sound structures of acid house. Heavy grooves, distorted yet melodic riffs, lust ambience; it can only be a 90s shoegazing album!

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. 

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. 
  • Vinyl LP (TRR346LP)
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  • Vinyl LP (TRR346LPC1)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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

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.

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.