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Echodrone
Five

A backwards looking release from shoegaze-inspired electro-MOR band Echodrone. Five sounds like Slowdive playing Depeche Mode covers underwater. It’s a little bit like a dreampop Smashing Pumpkins at times thanks to the swirling, distorted guitars and ethereal vocals. Out on CD from Saint Marie.

Aerial
Put It This Way In The Headlines

Featuring members of Simian Ghost, No Coda and Alpha Mound, Swedish collaborators Aerial have produced the perfect and uniquely Aerial mix of post-rock sincerity and an almost poppy/singalong songwriting style. ‘Put It This Way In The Headlines’ is a chillingly atmospheric record with all the visual depth and power of bands like God Speed You Black Emperor, Tortoise or Mogwai.
  • Vinyl Double LP (oscarson no. 04)
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Au.Ra
Jane’s Lament

New full length album Jane’s Lament from Sydney’s Au.Ra who are Tim Jenkins and Tom Crandles. Inspired by jamming sessions, the sounds build up through drone, looping melodies and drums, and reverbed instrumentation. Dreamy, psychedelic pop music. Chilled out meditative sounds. CD and vinyl on Felte.

Group of the Altos
R U Person Or Not

Twelve piece avant-garde rock band from Milwaukee, Group Of Altos make their music by huddling together when drunk or angry or excited about thunder. They build themselves into a frenzy of expression through loud humming, heavy beats and blown out guitars. The result is a an instrumental intensity of beautiful human sound.

Gross Net
Gross Net

Some jagged noises from Gross Net. This self-titled release is a tasty three tracker from Belfast's favourite weirdos. Full of reverby guitars, woozy synthesiser and dubbed out vocals. It's like Glen Branca invited Suicide and Throbbing Gristle over for a party and they tried to write a pop song but ended up taking too much acid again. Out on cassette tape from Art For Blind.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Marching Church
This World is Not Enough

Nope, not the soundtrack to Brosnan’s Bond shooting hundreds of guards (that was Garbage, remember). This World Is Not Enough is he of Ice Age notoriety indulging another project as part of his ever diversifying portfolio. As Marching Church Elias Bender Rønnenfelt imagines a world where he is rich in wealth and women, enjoying the spoils of luxury. It’s an epically weird turn from the young Dane. Out on CD from Sacred Bones.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Fear Falls Burning
Disorder of Roots


  • Vinyl Double LP (LPTF122)
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Vision Fortune
Country Music

They called it Country Music but I think they are actually big liars: this psych rock outfit wouldn't know twang if it hit them on the head and chased them around the barn in a pick-up truck of lovelorn melodies. So instead: Vision Fortune hone their usual compositions of sparse, strangely coalescing percussion and bass, with sound effects and vocals that attempt to ground the impossibly abstract but come up short. Weird shit; not so country, but it was made in the country.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche
Zubberdust!

The airtight experimental label Constellation continues to fly off the walls with their genres by enlisting Avec Le Soliel Sortant De Sa Bouche, a group based around the vocalist and bass player Jean-Sebastien Truchy, who used to make music with the abstract post-rock band Fly Pan Am. Now, he likes to make funky kraut rock, and the exuberant 'Zubberdust!' is the result.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Zun Zun Egui
Shackles Gift

Everybody be happy, Zun Zun Egui are returning with a new album on Bella Union. Shackle’s Gift features their customary swirl of musical styles, one of those ‘melting pot’ sounds that should probably be awful, but actually gets the balance joyously right. You’ll dance, you’ll laugh, you’ll dance again. Fun, colourful times.
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The Rebel
K Rot

Avant-garde rambler Ben Wallers has used a variety of wonderfully obnoxious bands as vehicles for his taunting, such as post-punkers the Country Teasers, but now goes under a new alias: The Rebel. Some ecstatically mumbled vocals are dug deep into the mix of frenetic keys and ramshackle programmed drums, and the result is something like a less wordy Sleaford Mods doing a version of Pavement's "Hit The Plane Down".
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Junkboy
Sovereign Sky

Brothers Mik and Rich Hanscomb live in Brighton and go under the name Junkboy.Their first album since 2010’s Koyo, Sovereign Sky is warm, melodic West Coast pop, evoking the sun that kisses the Californian coast, even if it doesn’t quite get as much action on the south coast of the UK. Vinyl LP on Enraptured.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Dirty Beaches
Stateless

Known for his furious live shows, his battered electronics and his heartbroken, buried under vocals, Alex Zhang Hungtai makes some of the most forceful and emotive experimental works out there. His last record under the Dirty Beaches alias was the double record 'Drifters / Love Is The Devil', which showed two flips of his creative coin: on one side, he showed a krautish and brooding electronic approach to pop songs, while on the other he created ancient-sounding instrumental soundscapes. 'Stateless', his follow-up, continues to explore the instrumental side of Hungtai's work, conveying the sense of displacement felt while travelling between everywhere under the sun.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Future Death
Special Victim

Impulsive sugarcane power pop with an ecstatic love of maths from Austin-based Future Death. Frothily lo-fi and bursting with infectious cut and paste melodies Special Victim is bright, breezy and soaked in neon glow. Think Tera Melos meets Fang Island. Out now on CD and vinyl LP from Bloodmoss Records.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Gravenhurst
Offerings: Lost Songs 2000 - 2004

Warp's certifiable sad boys, Gravenhurst, made classic minimalist music that swayed in the tree-line between post-rock, shoegaze and slowcore. 'Offerings: Lost Songs 2000 - 2004' does pretty much what it says it's going to, showing off the work of Nick Talbot's through never heard acoustic compositions and intricate instrumentals. It feels almost fitting that there have been these Gravenhurst songs out there that have never been listened to -- but it's better still to get them out in the open.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Skink
Distant Pale Horses

Skink's new EP is, as implied by its title, a work concerned with remoteness. It covers the gamut of our existence in time, meditates on the possible, and is up to scratch on its hidden equestrian subtext. Distant Pale Horses' noisy interludes will serve to prepare you for the dreams that can be had in between the clouds.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Blueneck
King Nine

Proggy crew Blueneck have a new record, 'King Nine', and it's oh so serene: synth resounds around the corners of songs, while guitars shimmer and build to climaxes like the band are on some This Will Destroy You hype, tempered by pianos and the soft vocals of Duncan Attwood. 'King Nine' sounds like Porcupine Tree entering their pop phase but still having a lot of time for the weird, wonderful space they created.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Githead
Waiting for a Sign

The fourth album from experimental indie supergroup Githead is more surprisingly melodic post-punk and rich, sunny instrumentation. Robin Rimbaud AKA Scanner mixes his experimental tendencies with the skills of Colin Newman from Wire and Malka Spigel and Max Franken of Minimal Compact. Improvised music has never sounded so immediate and memorable.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie
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Obake
Mutations

Obake awoke one morning to discover they had turned into a giant cockroach. Or, alternatively, they decided to metamorphose metal into ambient and noise, further abstracting their sound from its original resources, and continuing to take one of the most extreme genres out of its shadowy confines. 'Mutations', their second record, proves them to be so much more than metal-heads, recalling acts like Sunn O))) in terms of their genre-twisted ambitions.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Blind Mr. Jones
Tatooine (20th Anniversary Edition)

Escaping the peak of shoegaze and the attendant cliches, Blind Mr. Jones’ Tatooine arrives on CD as well as vinyl for the first time. A great mix of swirling melodies and chiming guitar lines, Blind Mr. Jones wrote songs as weightless and memorable as more well known shoegazers and they’ve got a flautist for added introspection.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Trans Upper Egypt
Trans Upper Egypt

The self-titled sophomore release from Italians Trans Upper Egypt delivers an intoxicating blend of ratatat rhythms, psych-soaked vocals and krautrock repetition. Summoning the freedom of Damo Suzuki, it’s a hypnotic journey with the distant ghost of Hawkwind looming overhead. Out on vinyl LP from Monofonus Press.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Anatomy of Habit
Ciphers + Axioms

Despite arguably coming from entirely different disciplines -- the band comprises ex-members of Tortoise and Wolves In The Throne Room, to name just two -- Anatomy of Habit marry the heavy but introspective build-ups of post-metal with the dissonant refusals of noise rock. It's a different venture all round, but 'Ciphers + Axioms' dives right in for the epic and evil soundscaping of acts such as Swans. 

Broughton's Rules
Anechoic Horizon

A post-rock band with a bit of the Don Caballero in them (literally and figuratively), Broughton's Rules are ready to unleash their second record of emotive guitar signalling and climactic skyscraping. 'Anechoic Horizon' is a purely instrumental work that evokes the genre's blank and beautiful heydays. Post-rock, I want to believe.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Grizzly Bear
Shields

Always good for a tune, old Grizzly Bear. The New Yorkers had a point to prove on ‘Shields’ – after all, this 2012 LP was the first full-length that the band released since their 2009 LP ‘Veckatimest’ pushed them into the upper-echelons of the alternative rocksphere. Mind you, if Grizzly Bear were feeling the pressure then they didn't show it here, pooling their considerable songwriting resources to come up with another set of harmonious indie-rock anthems.

Black Clouds
Dreamcation

The thick-fogged Black Clouds meld together the heavy, screeching post-metal of acts like Isis with the more plaintive avenues of your average post-rock twinkle sweethearts, making for a sound that flirts with the sinister and ominous before giving way to something wide-eyed and aspirational. Furious noise meets ambient wash on 'Dreamcation', a record that rivals Deafheaven's 'Sunbather' for extracting beauty in the face of brute force.

Radiohead
The King Of Limbs

'The King Of Limbs' was Radiohead's eighth album released in 2011 and saw the band again doing what they do quite well which is vaguely unsettling experimental rock with electronics, beats and a high pitched whinny on top. Here, they added sampling and loops to their repertoire on an album that was more of an insidious creep than the previous more hurried 'In Rainbows'. Another worthwhile effort from a band who don't do bad music.  
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie
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Wildbirds & Peacedrums
Rhythm

An office favourite and the promo has only been in the place a week. It has since disappeared into various homes for night listening which is as good a recommendation as you can get. Therefore I'm the wrong person to write the press blurb as I was the only one to spit the words "experimental Winehouse" in it's direction. It certainly sounds like the career defining record that the press release talks about, based around the primal rhythms and soulful vocals of the Swedish husband and wife team it hold no punches whatsoever. Certainly fans of Neneh Cherry's last album, or the 80's pounding of Pigbag or ESG are going to find much to enjoy. 
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Bell Gardens
Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions

Listening to "Darker Side Of Sunshine", a lead tune from 'Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions', it's hard not to be reminded of the softest, most anonymous slowcore artists: the soft percussion, lilting twang and whispered vocal harmonies all bring Low to mind, the song both grandiose and impossibly light. On 'Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions' Bell Gardens continue to perfect their ambient-laden pop tunes, perfect for the moment before you drift into a deep sleep. 
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

These New Puritans
Expanded (Live At The Barbican)

These New Puritans pushed the boundaries of their music with one of the most unexpected and singular releases of 2013, ‘Field of Reeds’. Melding classical and experimental compositions, ‘Field of Reeds’ was a bold and ambitious accomplishment amongst a derivative musical landscape. ‘Expanded (Live at the Barbican)’ is an opportunity to hear one of the most unique albums of recent times live. Also featured are reworked songs both old and new, all played with the impressive inclusion of the Heritage Orchestra and Synergy Vocals.  
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

MONO
The Last Dawn

Stripping their sound back from the grandiose orchestral pomp of their recent albums, Japanese post-rockers Mono return this week with two separate single LPs rather than their usual double. 'The Last Dawn' and 'Rays Of Darkness' explore the opposing themes of light and dark, joy and pain, with 'The Last Dawn' perhaps unsurprisingly being the lighter of the two, taking its cues from shoegaze and minimalist film scores.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

MONO
Rays of Darkness

Mono return without the orchestra for their latest tag-team of albums, with 'Rays Of Darkness' providing a scorched and blackened companion piece to the more redemptive 'The Last Dawn', with the two being released simultaneously. In contrast to that more uplifting LP, this one provides a devastating wall of crumbling distorto-drones and harsh noise riffing that sees a bit of a return to the urgent intensity of their early releases.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Lukas Creswell-Rost
Go Dream

Lukas Cresswell-Rost was formerly part of Leeds post rock twiddlers The Pattern Theory but having relocated to Berlin is pursuing a much different oeuvre with this album of polished 80's sophisti-pop. Opener 'Foreign Movies' has some serious Prefab Sprout moves, 'Ten Dollar Cocktails' goes even further and I hasten to mention Phil Collins. A bad thing? No, not really. not loads of people are doing this kind of thing and there are plenty of things on here Field Music may consider messing with and we all like a bit of '80's don't we? 
  • Vinyl LP (PS002)
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Noveller
No Dreams

Sarah Lipstate's got a new Noveller album coming out! 'No Dreams' has eight new tracks of her smudgy ethereal ambient pop full of sleepy drones and yawning trails of gleaming guitar noise, inspired by the artist's struggles to distinguish between reality and hallucination in the moments between sleep and awakening.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Fire Eyes
Hide Out

Led by the vocal juxtapositions of Sally Megee and Paul Beet, who share the mic as if their acid and alkaline voices can meet in the middle, Fire Eyes make a soulful kind of indie rock that sounds serene and widescreen. The sly guitar licks, soft percussion and dramatic keys of 'Hide Out' give it a compelling backdrop, but it's in Megee and Beet that it finds its power: in the verses they swap over like they're exchanging stories, and in the choruses they come together like they're just one voice.
  • Vinyl 7" (RAOV15)
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Iceage
Plowing Into The Fields Of Love

Copenhagen punk outfit Iceage's third studio album. Relying less than previously on straight-up guitars and classic punk abrasiveness, 'Plowing into the Fields of Love' sounds more well-rounded and introduces a fiddle / horn player, who apparently looks strange and has a beard. Which is important to know. This double vinyl LP (or shiny round CD) is home to lots of songs.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

We Need Secrets
Melancholy & The Archive

'Melancholy & The Archive', the debut by Canadian shoegazers We Need Secrets, immediately recalls a myriad bands who liked drowning their tunes in that thing we call fuzz: the string bends on 'Melancholy' recall My Bloody Valentine, the happy melodies bring back the romantic pop Eric's Trip, and you can fill in the rest with your lo-fi indie rock band of choice. It's young person shoegaze, and it was mastered by Shellac bassist Bob Weston.   Tracks: How You Remember Months Like Years I Would Take You Over Me Melancholy Uncommitted Crimes The Archive Pain Lines Auster Sleeper Interiors Cycles

Pit Er Pat
High Time Remix


  • Vinyl 12" (Thrill 12.31)
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Haley Bonar
Last War

Alt-country-ish chanteuse Haley Bonar is back with a sixth album of wistful and widescreen singer-songwriter business, ably assisted by a backing band including folks who play with Bon Iver, Tapes 'n Tapes, Alpha Consumer and Andrew Bird. Expect breathy-voiced prettiness with slick Americana arrangements.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Electric Youth
Innerworld

If you've been following the world of film in the last 3 years, you will have heard Electric Youth's bittersweet single featuring College, 'A Real Hero', featured in 2011's Drive. On these Canadian's debut full length, they conjure up similarly emotional, 80s-inspired synthpop which would be right at home on a beach accompanying a cool pair of shades. Or as great neon lit night-time driving music according to Soundcloud commenters, so apparently a versatile record. But I digress - if you were a fan of the production and sweet vocals on 'A Real Hero', you'll be taken by Innerworld.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong
Savage Imagination

Dustin Wong is the lightning-fast guitarist and loop aficionado behind the crazy sound of the late noise rock band Ponytail, as well as his own instrumental forays, including last years 'Meditation of Ecstatic Energy'. Takako Minekawa, meanwhile, is an established J-pop songwriter with twee and electronic inclinations. They've already released one record together, and 'Savage Imagination' is their second, collection together the collage of sounds both artists are interested in into a bright pop sound. 
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

JAWS
Be Slowly

'Be Slowly' is the debut album from Birmingham-based indie/dream pop band Jaws. Taking their primary influences from early 90s shoegazers, the band swim in a sea of swirling fuzz, suppressed vocals and subtle melodies that nod towards Ride but also to acts like the Stone Roses. Jaws are devotional to guitar music at large, whether it's got a slacker vibe to it or barely decipherable amidst all the surface noise. 

Pere Ubu
Lady From Shanghai

Thirty five years after their debut the Modern Dance, long running Cleveland OH mutant rockers Pere Ubu returned with Lady From Shanghai. As always the band were out to surprise listeners and this time the notoriously experimental collective were here to party. They revisited some of the electronic textures they had used in previous albums such as Cloudland invoking the spirit of Kraftwerk and (yes) disco.   
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Kontakte
These Machines

Shoegazers Kontakte come out of the woodwork for 'These Machines', their new eight track mini-record that covers two years of artistic processes. It's the follow-up to their recent 'Fear of Music' EP and finds them on their very own record label for the first time, which they have ambitiously -- and with lots of post-rock hand gestures -- titled The Collapse Of Everything.

Paul Flaherty, Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh Trio / Oren Ambarchi & Matt Skitz Sanders
Split


  • Vinyl 7" (KR018-7)
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Moon Relay
Moon Relay

The debut from Norwegian quartet Moon Relay, this self-titled LP sees the multi-instrumental instrumentalists galloping through nine unpronounceable tracks. A taut, twisting mass of krautrock repetition, screeching noise rock distortion and stop-start Oxes-esque precision, featuring synths, electronics, marimba, organ and grand piano alongside the industry standard rock formation. A vital and visceral take on instrumental rock played with skill and vigour by characters who've played alongside various Norwegian noise and jazz types including prog-popper Jenny Hval.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Mental Architects
Celebrations


  • Vinyl LP (SRCLP06)
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie
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Hollow Sunshine
Held Above


  • Vinyl LP (ROBOLP100)
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Pollot
Pollot

A band from Turku, Finland and its ever-expanding scene of intriguing experimental rock acts, Pöllöt are now releasing their self-titled debut record. Their music often retains the lo-fi tag -- not as a trophy but as a tool -- fixing it on grooves that sound beautifully suppressed as a result of their production. The band's ambition for 'Pöllöt' was to create a record worthy of their name, one that showed off their merry, off-kilter sound the best it could: the keyboards are as brash as possible, the guitars as smooth, and the choruses as wild.
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Greys
If Anything

Greys are a canadian punk rock band with the sole aim of making a noisy old racket about everything on If Anything. The band spew out short bursts of angry noise aimed at giving you and ya mates a good old-school party while annoying the neighbours -- what could be much better? For fans of Fugazi and other such noisy '90s bands. Available on limited coloured vinyl as well as black and CD. Vinyl comes with download code.

Adebisi Shank
This Is The Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank

While Adebisi Shank may be over, but their legacy lives on with this ace third album from the math-rock trio. Relentless, soaring, and quite a lot like a heavier version of winning on a Nintendo game, the band definitely went out on a high when they released this just before the split. Available on vinyl or CD.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything

180g LP audiophile pressing includes art poster + dl. CD in gatefold paperboard jacket. Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything is the first definitive document of the band's newfound sound and style as a quintet. It’s also their first single LP-length work since the band’s debut record as a trio almost 15 years ago, and features roadtested pummeling rock-outs “Fuck Off Get Free (For The Island Of Montréal)”, “Take Away These Early Grave Blues” and “What We Loved Was Not Enough” alongside the previously unheard lullabyes/minuets “Little Ones Run” and “Rains Thru The Roof At Thee Grande Ballroom (For Capital Steeze)” and the album centerpiece “Austerity Blues” with its closing lyric “Lord let my son live long enough to see that mountain torn down” sung in varying incarnations throughout the second half of this 14-minute epic. This lyric in many ways encapsulates Menuck's unflinching take on a world replete with shabbiness, greed and injustice, seen through the lens of parenthood, mortality, endurance and defiance. 
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Don Caballero
American Don

If you’re a math-rock band who’ve come of age in the 21st Century, it’s pretty much a given that your style will bear some influence of Don Caballero. Records like American Don, the band’s fourth studio LP originally issued in 2000, threw down the gauntlet for geeky guitar bands the world over with its crunchy, witty, tempo-mangling style. Like American Football but way more fun. Many die-hards consider American Don to be Don Caballero’s best record.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Bear In Heaven
Time Is Over One Day Old

Bear In Heaven’s new album is aptly titled ‘Time Is Over One Day Old’. It’s a record with a visceral relationship to time and its processes. Where invulnerability and ambition can support you as you grow, at some point they become dead weight and being true to yourself means casting them off, starting anew. This plays out as a powerful analogy for the band across the arc of their career. They’ve always made intriguing records, here especially. It’s easy to see why musicians fall hard for this band. They entice and envelop you. Any ‘Bear In Heaven’ song will most likely greet you with a provocative beat, textural synthesizers and unassuming but adeptly supportive bass and guitar, all exquisitely arranged and glistening. Jon Philpot’s high, smooth, strong voice is so tightly wound into the music that it can be easy to overlook the lyrics, Bear In Heaven’s capacious third dimension. Philpot is a centre seeking, contemplative writer who captures the fleeting thoughts that underscore our emotional lives, the interactions with the world that are both difficult to express and anathema in daily conversation. Here Philpot and partner Adam Wills are more deeply collaborative than ever. This album is darker at times, louder than their others; it feels personal and direct. ‘If I Were To Lie’ places Wills’ bass groove front and centre, ‘Demon’ is riveting and propulsive in spite of its dark pointed lyric and ‘They Dream’ dissolves into three and a half minutes of deeply satisfying ambient synth work in its second half. Wills has always been the band’s anchor, providing rock solid, rhythmic bass lines and guitars that blur the boundaries of Philpot’s synth. Though in moments such as the final track ‘You Don’t Need The World’ Wills cuts through with an audacious, biting guitar hook. It’s a great culmination of the album’s sense of release. This album isn’t about being dark, it’s about releasing darkness and frustration.
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Aerial M
Aerial M

Back in 1997 is was difficult to accept that Slint's Spiderland was already five years gone and that there'd be no follow up. Guitarist David Pajo had busied himself as session musician and collaborator with the likes of Tortoise and Stereolab but quietly he was squirrelling away the cyclical instrumentals that would make up the debut Ariel M album. It's a lovely thing....like a relaxed Slint or a quiet Mogwai and after being out of print for years should be snapped up pronto.  
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Various
I Hear The Devil Calling Me

Tracks: A1  Alastair Galbraith Milky Milo Man 1:00A2  A Handful Of Dust The Lonesome Death Of Albert Ayler 0:48A3  Peter Jefferies Lassitude 1:08A4  Olla Dead Fish 1:02A5  Renderers, The I Hear The Devil Calling Me 1:11A6  Dead C, The 5.12.90 0:48 B1  Gate (3) Never 0:57B2  Cyclops Uneasy Trail 1:04B3  Dadamah Replicant Emotions 0:58B4  David Mitchell The Blind Fish 0:53B5  Queen Meanie Puss The Meanie Theme 1:03B6  Stephen Kilroy F * U * A * F * S 1:05
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie
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  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Brontide
Artery

As one of longest slow-burn artists on Pink Mist and Holy Roar, the glacial unravelling of Brontide has been a consistent, fascinating tease.  Following a momentum-stoking 12” single (‘Coloured Tongues’) and tours in America, Europe and the UK finally the band settled down to write and record ‘Artery’. In time honoured fashion we are now three years since the release of ‘Sans Souci’, and anticipation for music from this band is at fever pitch.If ‘Sans Souci’ was (as exemplified by its cover-art) dark and expansive, ‘Artery’ displays a classy, concise vibrancy. Kaleidoscopic in it’s evolution of sound for the band and in terms of new influences - shards of R’n’B and electronica are now beginning to show through - without ever deviating drastically away from their trademark math/instrumental rock sound.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Young British Artists
A Change By Any Other Name


  • Vinyl LP (YBA004)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

SEIROM
And The Light Will Swallow Everything

SEIROM is M.C. De Jong. And The Light Will Swallow Everything marks a departure from De Jong’s usual desolate and bleak work, this time he has created something that is bright and glorious, 4AD-ish and cinematic by using elements of shoegaze, post-rock and black metal. And The Light Will Swallow Everything is available on vinyl LP.

Gentle Friendly
KAUA'I O'O A'A


  • Vinyl LP (FATSP22LP)
  • £17.49 £8.75 (saving: £8.74)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Abrakadabra / Magnapinna
Split


Death And Vanilla
EP

Oh kind people at Fire Records, fresh from issuing Death and Vanilla's much loved second album 'Where the Wild Things Are' have now embarked on a re-issue programme of the bands earlier work including this now impossi-find debut EP. This was the record that first informed us that there could indeed be life after Broadcast. It now re-unleashed on blue vinyl for those who missed out first time round.  

Olga Bell
Krai

A marriage of intelligence and beauty rendered more mysterious by the sole use of her native Russian, Krai by Olga Bell is a work as rich in history as it is in sound. Having worked with the likes of Dirty Projectors and Tom Vek, Brooklyn-based Bell shows here a talent all her own. Imagine Karin Elisabeth Dreijer tackling a Bjork album with the Kronos Quartet. Out on CD & vinyl LP from One Little Indian.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Cavern of Anti-Matter
Blood Drums

When Tim Gane of Stereolab makes a new album and only issues 500 vinyl copies of it on a small Berlin-based label you can imagine that there would be a fair few unhappy people that missed out. Worry no more. Blood Drums, the debut album by Tim Gane’s post-Stereolab band Cavern Of Anti-Matter is now reissued his own Duophonic label. As with Stereolab, Gane showcases his love of vintage analogue instruments to create a one-off experiment that was so good it turned into a full time band.

Vow
Cypress / The Light

Vow are a duo made up of Linda Wölfel and Fender Schrade and have been described as one of Berlin’s most promising new bands. Cypress/The Light is their first ever vinyl release and will appeal to fans of dreampop. The single was mixed by Bernd Jestram of Tarwater and mastered by Rashad Becker. Available as a limited edition green vinyl 7” with download code.
  • Vinyl 7" (VOLT 3)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Artist(s):
  • Vow
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Sleep Kit
Sleep Kit


  • Vinyl 12" (BSM141)
  • £10.49 £5.25 (saving: £5.24)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Women's Hour
Her Ghost / I Need You

This is Kendal four piece Women's Hour's first release on American independent record label Secretly Canadian. Since forming just a few years ago, Women's Hour have won over a considerable fanbase and become one of the most blogged-about bands of the year. This is smooth, modern indie: carefully crafted textures that are rich in detail but powerfully restrained.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Stallone
Mire

Stallone are heavy, fast and technically proficient. Their talent is showcased on their debut 7-track mini-LP Mire. This will appeal to fans of bands like Converge and Dillinger Escape Plan. The album was recorded by Lewis Johns (Vales, Bastions) and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan). Available on extremely limited vinyl LP.  
  • Vinyl LP (TTR038)
  • £13.49 £6.75 (saving: £6.74)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Clipd Beaks
You Can't Hide Your Love Forever Volume 10


  • Vinyl 7" (GN14)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

The London Dirthole Company
The Sounding Alley Tapes

The Sounding Alley Tapes is the fourth album by The London Dirthole Company. This is blistering punky garage noise pop from Action Town played by four guitarists, four stand-up drummers, four singers and one bassist. Interested? You should be... The Sounding Alley Tapes is available on vinyl LP and CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

The Casket Girls
True Love Kills The Fairy Tale

Three piece The Casket Girls came about when when electro sound composer Ryan Graveface (Graveface Records, Dreamend, Black Moth Super Rainbow) was in one of Savannah’s many squares and happened across sisters Phaedra and Elsa Greene under a tree. They were singing improvised prose like songs accompanied by an autoharp Autoharp. Shortly after, the three got together to produce the beautifully crafted, dream like record that is ‘True Love Kills the Fairy Tale’.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Atlantis (Gilson Heitinga)
Omens

Dripping with paranoia, dark and heavy, OMENS is the latest in genre-transcending drone. Between ambient and metal, atlantis is an unstoppable force that crashes through houses and dreams in search of sonic darkness. Never comforting or stopping, this album will please all you heads in search of the heavy stuff.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie