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Pan American
A Son

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

Wrekmeister Harmonies
We Love To Look At The Carnage

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

Pussy Galore
Pussy Gold 5000

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

Deutsche Ashram
Whisper Om

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

The Telescopes
Taste (30 Anniversary Edition)

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

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

Leo Abrahams & Shahzad Ismaily
Visitations

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

Vanishing Twin
The Age of Immunology

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

Thurston Moore
Pollination / Leave Me Alone

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

Thurston Moore
Spring Swell / Leave Me Alone

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

Thurston Moore
Three Graces / Leave Me Alone

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

Talking Heads
Fear of Music

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

Purple Pilgrims
Perfumed Earth

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

Seablite
Grass Stains and Novocaine

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

Melt-Banana
Fetch

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

Mastersystem
Old Team / Mogwai Remix

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

MONO & A.A. Williams
Exit In Darkness

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

Deserta
Black Aura My Sun

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

SQÜRL
Some Music for Robby Müller

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

Gentle Stranger
Love and Unlearn

Consisting of a rotating line-up that’s also elastic in number, Gentle Stranger present their debut album Love and Unlearn. Recorded almost entirely live in the studio over the space of just a week, and the music sounds raw and spontaneous despite the careful planning and attention to detail from the band. 
  • Vinyl LP (PRAH20)
  • £20.49 £17.42 (saving: £3.07)
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Ff
Ffeeling

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

MONO
Hymn To The Immortal Wind (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

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

Syko Friend
Fontanelle

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

Atlantikwall
Anura

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

Onus
Survival Burden

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

Caspian
On Circles

Massachusetts-based alt-rockers Caspian capitalise on their highly acclaimed fourth record with 'On Circles' - an epic journey across various textures and artful songwriting. The heady stew of post-rock, metal, shoegaze, electronics, noise and ambient would be a messy mix from perhaps less experienced heads. But with Caspian in the driving seat it's enthralling.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Explosions In The Sky
The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place

Well it's certainly not a cold place these days, far from it. Texan post-rockers Explosions In The Sky were typical of the early 2000 era for slowly building textures and screaming crescendos. See also: Mogwai, Godspeed. They had the titles to boot too. Musically this second album continues what debut Those Who Tell the Truth... started but with softer textures and twinkling dynamics. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Butthole Surfers
Live PCPPEP


  • Vinyl LP (VIRUS39LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Breathless
Glass Bead Game

Glass Bead Game was the debut album from long running dream pop band Breathless. For the uninitiated, their sound is akin to that released on many a 4AD record in the '80s (singer Dom Appleton guested on This Mortal Coil records) and is often compared to the likes of Cocteau Twins and the Cure. Long out of print, this hidden classic is back out on 1972 records. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

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.
  • Vinyl LP (GRAVE035)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Mogwai
Rock Action

Rock Action was Scottish post-rock titans Mogwai's third album following along from Ten Rapid and Young Team. It was produced by Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips) and was the first to see them experiment with more electronic textures. It features Gruff Rhys on standout track Dial: Revenge and is notable for the brilliant 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong with guests the Remote Viewer and Luke Sutherland. One of their finest transmissions yet.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Vlimmer
XIIIII

The concept behind this EP by Berlin-based project Vlimmer is a man who goes back in time to find out the circumstances of his birth. I know full well I was born in Newcastle General while my dad was off checking the Newcastle United score but it may be more interesting in other cases. Anyway this guy gets stuck there and it is soundtracks by post-rock, shoegaze, dream pop and post-punk. Limited handmade sleeve thingy.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Shellac
The End of Radio

It's not too easy being a Shellac fan is it? Their studio records are few and far between and their tours seem to happen just when they feel like it. So here's something to get starved Shellac fans juicing at the mouth, it's a collection of the band's two Peel sessions including their 2004 live set in front of a small (lucky) audience. Full of alternative versions of tracks you now know and love, the band were known for testing out future material on these sessions. Essential. 

Deerhoof
Deerhoof Plays Music Of The Shining

Where did this come from, then? An unexpected if not unprecedented (cf. Xiu Xiu doing Twin Peaks and so on) new two-tracker from indie rock jugglers Deerhoof in which they rather encroach upon Leyland Kirby’s haunted aesthetic playground. Naturally, they do it in their own awkward and endearing style.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND! ASCEND!

ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND! ASCEND! was the typically punctuation obsessed fourth album from Canadian post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor. It was their first album in ten years and marked a surprise comeback for a band many listers had assumed were consigned to post-rock history. It was certainly worth the decade long wait winning the Polaris prize and showing that their ability to score truly affecting music remained intact. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Bushpilot
Live From Brotherswater

Recorded in 1993. A beautiful mixture of post-punk, krautrock funk jams, this is the first in a series releases forthcoming on God Unknown Records by legendary 1990s Leeds Can enthusiasts Bushpilot. As well as Can you can hear the influence of Slint, Talk Talk and James Brown. Recorded on a 4-track in the Lake District the sound has been lovingly restored by Richard Formby at Netherfield Works in the spring of 2019. Limited to 100 copies.
  • Tape (GOD061)
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  • Limited edition

Big Stick
Much Of The Best Of Big Stick

Highlights from the career of New York alternative rock outfit Big Stick, released on the cult outfit’s own label Drag Racing Underground. Collecting 15 tracks over two sides of clear vinyl document the duo’s ups and downs, packaged with an art collage from John Gill and Yanna Trance themselves. Features the song 'I Look Like Shit'.
  • Vinyl LP (DRU002LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

yellow6
DECAY (merry6mas2019)

Oh thank the lord. So many things in life lead to crushing disappointment but if there's one thing we can rely on it is the Yellow 6 merry6mas CD. Each year we think it might turn up even though we've been as good as gold all year but like Santa himself it never lets us down. This year we get an 8 track album of all new exclusive material from the ambient guitar whizz and there's just 100 copies so order quick or Christmas is ruined.  

A Silver Mt Zion
Horses In The Sky

Horses in the Sky was the fourth album from A Silver Mt Zion this time infuriatingly calling themselves Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band. Being the hippies they are they recorded it by a campfire by a river but it was the first album of theirs to feature lyrics on every track. Comes on a double 12" with the fourth side etched. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Good Weather For An Airstrike / Signal Hill
Moura / Blessed Land

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Saltland
A Common Truth

Saltland is Rebecca Foon, a core cello-playing member of Esmerine and Thee Silver Mount Zion. This epic solo album builds up luscious walls of strings and vocals over the course of four long tracks that take the most interesting and beautiful parts of post-rock and apply them to a non-guitar framework. A Common Truth also features Warren Ellis! On Constellation.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Hangedup
Hanged Up

Even back in the early days when Constellation were exclusively releasing weirdo-rock like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Fly Pan Am, Montreal duo Hangedup were pretty out there. The duo’s eponymous debut LP (2001) is largely wrought from viola and drums, with some homemade instruments and the occasional throb of bass thrown into the mix on occasion. This unique record remains pretty much unclassifiable almost two decades on from its release, but Boredoms, The Ex and O Yuki Conjugate would be good ways into Hangedup.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Cody Noon
Ace of Wands

Ace of Wands is the second album by instrumental duo, Cody Noon. A love of bands such as Mogwai, Slint and Yo La Tengo should tell you all you need to know about this pair from Reading. They also love comics and wrestling which feeds into their music along with expressing the end to a turbulent year.
  • Vinyl LP (Oscarson No. 24)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Liars
TFCF (420 Estuary Angler Edition)

Unbelievable special edition 2LP in custom spray painted sandpaper sleeve this contains unreleased tracks and outtakes not included on the 'TFCF' album. As ever with Liars the band are unafraid to step into unfamiliar sonic territories and this latest album is no different. This highly collectible release will be an essential addition to the standard release.  

The Wrens
Silver

Will the Wrens ever make a new record? That is the question many people are still asking. While you wait you could do worse than check out again their debut Silver originally released in 2005. Its blend of shoegaze and indie-rock slowly but surely gave the band a large cult audience who lap up the slithers of music the band have unleashed since. Comes on coke bottle clear vinyl. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (CR00246)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Gong Gong Gong
Phantom Rhythm

Formed four years ago in Beijing and building up a cult following through guerrilla gigging, the compelling guitar/bass duo Gong Gong Gong deliver their debut album Phantom Rhythm. Sung in Cantonese but drawing from rhythms as far-flung as Saharan desert blues and ambient drone music, it’s one of the most essential underground releases of 2019. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Various
Tim Burgess and Bob Stanley present Tim Peaks

Tim Burgess of The Charlatans loves cafes so much he set up one he takes to festivals serving tea, coffee and music. He also loves Twin Peaks, so he called his diner, Tim Peaks. Along with Bob Stanley of St. Etienne, who also loves these things, he has compiled a soundtrack to accompany the later hours at his diner. The soundtrack includes songs by Galaxie 500, Durutti Column, Ech & The Bunnymen, Jane Weaver, The Chills and more.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Molly
All That Ever Could Have Been

Molly are at it again with what might be the most shoegaze album title I've ever heard. All That Ever Could Have Been is the band's debut album, and builds on the titanic promises of Glimpse, their 2017 EP. Dreamy shoegaze that could fell a damn. Genuinely awe-inspiring stuff. On Sonic Cathedral.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Stereolab
Sound-Dust (Expanded Edition)

Fresh from going through the motions at a venue near you this year, Stereolab have re-issued their seventh studio album Sound-Dust with a host of bonus tracks. This was the last album to feature Mary Hansen and it was recorded in Chicago with Jim O'Rourke and John McEntire at the helm. Nothing to Do with Me contains lyrics taken from Chris Morris sketches which is something for your ear to hold onto as you wade through the experimental kraut rock and tropicalia-influenced songs. 
  • Vinyl Triple LP (D-UHF-D27R)
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  • Last copy
  • Vinyl Triple LP (D-UHF-D27RC)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

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

Routine Death
2 Weeks To 4 Month

Lisa and Dustin Zozaya announce their sophomore Routine Death album 2 Weeks To 4 Months. Reflecting their roots that span Sweden and Texas, the new record combines the kind of pop melodies associated with Scandinavian indie with the kind of deep-fried pysch-rock common to the deep south in the States. 
  • Vinyl LP (FC113V12)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Hood
Singles Compiled

Preposterous 59 track double CD of all the bands mid-era singles on a variety of labels such as Earworm and 555. Ranges wildly from lo-fi pop to electronica to field recordings to blissed out pastoralism. Contains 15 previously unreleased tracks.  A must for any discerning fan of the Wetherby based band. 
  • CD (MM101CD)
  • £10.00 £4.99 (saving: £5.01)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Have A Nice Life
Sea of Worry

Cheers. Same to you. Have A Nice Life are an industrial doom band worried for all our futures. Their third album sees the duo deep in the Sea of Worry they titled the album after asking themselves the 'what if we all die?' type questions that haunt us all. Their music has a beautiful hazy ebb and flow to it though that does help soothe the listener whilst they worry about everything. 

Deerhoof
Halfbird

Halfbird was the third album by San Francisco indie rock absurdists Deerhoof. The band formed in 1994, so 2019 marks their 25th anniversary. Halfbird is being reissued by Joyful Noise along with debut The Man, The King, The Girl and sophomore album, Holdypaws. This is the first time the album has been issued on vinyl, and it’s on pink/yellow split colour vinyl n’all! 
  • Vinyl LP (JNR319LPC1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

SRSQ
Temporal Love / Unkept

SRSQ is singer / songwriter Kennedy Ashlyn. Ashlyn used to be one half of dream pop duo Them Are US Too with Cash Askew. Askew tragically died in 2016 in the fire at a warehouse known as the Ghost Ship that belonged to an Oakland, California artist collective. It has taken Ashlyn some time to come to terms with the tragedy and recording her debut album as SRSQ, Unreality, in 2018 has helped ease the pain. Temporal Love / Unkept is her new single. An album will follow in 2020. 
  • Vinyl 7" (DAIS144LPC1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Dog In The Snow
Vanishing Lands

Even men with steel hearts love to see a dog in the snow. We all do, presumably so does Brighton based artist Helen Ganya Brown who has created this dreamy debut from her home studio and subsequently presumably rejoiced when told it was going to be released by Bella Union. It's a haunting collection of electronica, dream pop and arty rock music that was made when she says she was having some very strange dreams. Possibly ones involving dogs and snow. Clear vinyl if you are quick. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Memory Drawings
Phantom Lights

Phantom Lights is further proof of Memory Drawings ability to mutate their dulcimer, violin and guitar sound into exciting new shapes. This time drummer Chris Cole (Movietone/Manyfingers) is added to the line up as the band explore post-rock and neo-classical. Features members of Hood and Brave Timbers and comes with a remix from Bristol electronica ace Barnaby Carter. We had this in stock in very, very limited quantities a while back as a tiny run tour CD but now the good people at Sound in Silence have issued it in greater numbers.
  • CD (sis068)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Hammock
Silencia

Silencia is the final part of a trilogy of albums by Hammock. The Nashville post-rock /  ambient duo say that the arc of the trilogy, which also includes the albums, Mysterium and Universalis, takes inspiration from the music of Arvo Part and Georgy Sviridov and the writing of American poet Li Young Li. Their work finds healing in silence, and that’s what Hammock have done here. The duo’s guitars are backed by droning horns, strings and the 20-strong Budapest Art Choir.

American Football
American Football (LP3)

20 years ago American Football, formed by Mike Kinsella of Cap’n Jazz, made their eponymously titled post rock-meets-emo debut and split up. The album is highly regarded in many quarters, including here at Norman Records. A follow-up surprised us in 2016, with Mike’s brother Nate expanding the line-up, and now we have the third installment. Features guest performances from Hayley Williams of Paramore and Elizabeth Powell of Land Of Talk.

Dead Can Dance
Spiritchaser

Spiritchaser was the final album Dead Can Dance recorded for 4AD before their 16 year hiatus. It was recorded in a church in Ireland and is mainly the work of founding members Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard. The album showcased a percussive sound that included elements of afrobeat and world music topped off as always by Gerrard's stunning octave leaping vocals. 
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD

CHAI
PINK

London’s Heavenly Recordings reissue a long overdue j-pop classic by four-piece kawaii-overloaders CHAI. PINK was first released as long ago as February 2018 by Burger Records, so it’s great to see it available once again, uh, on this side of the pond. The band’s brief, energetic songs explore pop culture at its most excessive and materialistic, and of course it’s strangely compelling.

epic45
Sun Memory

epic45 are very good at remembering their youthful summers in the countryside. They have built a pretty successful career out of sun-dappled faded reminiscences with soft focus guitars and hushed vocals. This EP is almost an addendum to their recent Through Broken Summer LP and contains outtakes, alternate versions and some brand new tracks. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Sumatraban
Interloper

Back in the day, i.e. 1991, Glen Galloway replied to an ad for a ‘lead singer, brain optional’ he got the gig. That band was John Peel favourites, Trumans Water. He’s now moved on to a new band, Sumatraban. Like Trumans Water, they call San Diego, California home and play a ‘reconfigured’ form of rock n roll. Interloper is their second album.
  • Vinyl LP (LUAU032LP)
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  • Last copy

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
De Facto

This is the fifth album from Mexican duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete which they claim will make your head go POW! I'm looking forward to that happening and maybe it will as they suggest that it's a cross between Low's recent experimentation and Tender Buttons era Broadcast. Hopefully that has sold a few copies in anticipation.  

Dead Horse One
The West Is The Best

Dead Horse One have quite the pedigree. Their first album was recorded by Mark Gardener of Ride. They then went on tour with Ride and the Brian Jonestown Massacre now Gardner has returned to help mix this, their third LP. They've also played Liverpool Psych Fest. Hopefully all this is giving you some idea of where they are coming from musically but singer Olivier Debard helps further by suggesting that this is informed by the '90s bands they loved and adds in tragic US based weepers Sparklehorse to the equation.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Fly Pan Am
C’est Ça

One of the Constellation label’s greatest early signings, Fly Pan Am disbanded in the mid-Noughties following a series of acclaimed, enjoyably messy post-rock albums. Reuniting a couple of years back, the Montreal band have effortlessly slipped back into their previous impressive form, with new album C’est Ça sounding like they’ve never been away. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Rodan
Hat Factory '93

Rusty, the solitary album by Kentucky math-rock/punks Rodan, was released in April 1994, sealing the band as an important influence in how alternative rock has evolved since. A quarter of a century later, this collection demos Hat Factory ‘93 - laid down in a studio of the same name in Baltimore - emerges. Four of Rusty’s six tracks are present, plus a song named ‘Exoskeleton’. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Cranes
Wings Of Joy

Some might call Cranes’ genre-defying mix of dreampop with gothic instrumentations melodramatic, others would say it’s revolutionary. We won’t take much of a stand here: either way, their debut Wings of Joy is being brought back to life by the kind folks at Music on Vinyl. Dive right back into their experimental take on early 90s shoegaze!
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2248C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

The Leaf Library
The World Is A Bell

It's been a few years since the Leaf Library released their acclaimed LP 'Daylight Versions' and the band have since been ensconced in the studio, losing themselves in their swirling sound world of lush and hypnotic pop music. On 'The World is A Bell' the London collective play gorgeously pastoral slow-moving songs that at various times recall Stereolab, Insides and Low. Gonna be a good one this so get on board.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Rothko
Refuge for Abandoned Souls

Rothko have been making their bass-led ambience since 1998 and are a revolving cast of musicians circling around leader Mark Beazley. Their last album buried their basses in haunted ambience and was their darkest album to date. With titles like The Day After Your Death, Refuge for Abandoned Souls promises not to be a barrel of laughs but life isn't particularly laughable right now and that's why we need bands like Rothko more than ever.  

Holy Fawn
Death Spells

Despite the loudness, despite the heaviness, Holy Fawn insist their music is pretty. Their atmospheric blend of shoegaze and post-rock coupled with images of nature in their lyrics creates an enveloping experience for the listener. Why not buy their debut full length album, Death Spells, an see for yourself? LP and CD on Holy Roar.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Sonic Youth
The Destroyed Room: B-Sides and Rarities

The Destroyed Room does exactly what its subtitle declares and collects together Sonic Youth's B sides and rarities onto one hodge-podge but neatly collected album. It focusses on the band's Geffen years with flip sides to all their singles on that imprint plus compilation tracks, Japanese bonus things and a couple of unreleased treats.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Greet Death
New Hell

Described by Pitchfork as a ‘great pop-rock band’ that happen to play long songs incredibly slowly, Greet Death are a post-rock band from Flint, Michigan - the hometown of documentary maker Michael Moore. New Hell is their second album. It mixes melody and melancholy in perfect quantities. It is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2017 debut, Dixieland.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Codes In The Clouds
Codes In The Clouds

Codes In The Clouds eponymous album is their third. It’s taken six years to make - three years spent writing and recording and three years in post-production. It wasn’t just their desire to make things more detailed than on previous records, but the band members have had more going on in their personal lives. Whatever happened in those six years be it joyous, heartbreaking or otherwise, they’ve left it all on this record.
  • Vinyl LP (HOB 053)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Battles
Juice B Crypts

Having attracted some criticism for their indifferent last outing four years ago, experimental rock enthusiasts Battles drop their fourth studio album, which presses the reset button on expectations once again. Which is to say, there's only two of them now. Juice B Crypts is a veritable whirlwind of sonics and features collaborations with Shabazz Palaces and tUnE-YaRdS.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

MONO
Nowhere Now Here

The mighty MONO return to Pelagic Records (The Ocean, God Is An Astronaut) with their tenth LP. Nowhere Now Here holds beauty and terror in perfect balance - see how the dark, Thou-esque numbers like ‘After You Comes The Flood’ are juxtaposed with the ethereally beautiful post-rock of ‘Breathe’. This is another fine record from the seasoned band.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Haiku Salut
The General

Haiku Salut present a brand new original score for Buster Keaton’s famous 1926 comedy film The General. The 23 tracks constitute a strangely moving new take, taking in shimmering electronica and haunting ambience, spreading out to vertiginous post-rock and encompassing a whole range of emotions. New meets old, for great effect. 

Lazer Boy
Lazer Boy 4

Lazer Boy were an indie band from Leeds who were initially active between 1995 and 1998.  Their sound seems to be influenced by Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd. They are active once again with a new album called 4. In the intervening 21 years they have released albums under the names Geese, Frozen Geese, 3eese and Congregation. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

BIG | BRAVE
A Gaze Among Them

Returning to Greg Anderson’s Southern Lord for a third full length, Canadian experimental rock three piece BIG | BRAVE decided that, at a fork in the road, the best approach for them would be to go back to the blueprints of their conception and to focus on minimalism, tension, space and voice. A Gaze Among Them is the result of the band having not just grown but matured. Features guest appearance from Thierry Amar of Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Tennis System
Lovesick

As the heaviest offering yet from the shoegaze-tinged rock trio, Tennis System have managed to create a gnarly yet immersive third LP. The Los Angeles outfit have been sliding up and down hazy guitars together for over a decade now - but this is the release, astonishingly created in only 5 days (!), that crystallises their trademark formula.

Blacker Face
Distinctive Juju

Fiery punk rock may not be the logical next step for a gospel singer, but for Jolene Whatevr it was. She fronts Chicago blast furnace Blacker Face who, on Distinctive Juju, drive their forward-thinking political vision with the power of high energy punk rock. Didtinctive Juju is the full-length follow-up to the 2018 EP Think Piece.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

CUP
Spinning Creature

CUP is a collaboration between Nels Cline of Wilco and Yuka C Honda of Cibo Matto. It may seem like an odd collaboration at first, but when you learn that they're a married couple, it makes way more sense. They combine elements of electronica, folk and rock to create their sound which finds the sweet spot between experimental and accessible. Spinning Creature is their new album.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Heaven's Club
Here There and Nowhere

Heaven's Club is the thing Shiv Mehra does when not touring and recording with his other project Deafheaven. See the titular connection? In this project he collaborates with many others to make a more ethereal, atmospheric sound which are borne out of deep-seated longing at work in their poetic and displaced lyricism. An album length fog of beauty and urgency, ripe for picking.    

Rev Rev Rev
Kykeon

The eagerly anticipated third studio album from the excellently titled Italian shoegaze band Rev Rev Rev. Amplifying and underlining all of the qualities that made their first couple of records so acclaimed - billowing sheets of MBV noise, Nico-esque incantations from singer Laura Iacuzio - Kykeon may be the definitive work of their career. 
  • Vinyl LP (FC112V12)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Lightning Bolt
Wonderful Rainbow

Wonderful Rainbow was the third album by ear splitting two piece Lightning Bolt originally released in 2003. It features the duo at their most accessible but still with the power dynamics that make their shows something to behold particularly if you don't really need use of your ears again. Tangled distorted bass playing and frenetic on the edge of murderous drums drive the thing along. Consider cobwebs truly blown away. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

VR Sex
Horseplay

Horses. Can't live with them, can't live without. VR Sex are a provocative and experimental lot who trade in a kind of coagulation of synth punk, doom-rock and post-punk. This is their debut EP previously released on cassette-only and now available on two forms of 12". Oh yeah and it's the guy from Drab Majesty/Marriages making all this racket.  

DIIV
Deceiver

'Deceiver' is the third album from Brooklyn, New York band, DIIV. The band trade in fuzzy shoegaze dream pop with poetic lyrics. Their last album, 'Is The Is Are', was critically well received and even got a decent review on here! At least this album title is a little easier to say out loud than its predecessor.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Thurston Moore
Spirit Counsel

Spirit Counsel by Thruston Moore is a 3 CD box set containing instrumental pieces that he’s recorded over the last year or so. The pieces are reflective and meditative. Moore takes inspiration from Alice Coltrane, Glenn Branca and Sun Ra. Among the musicians appearing on the recordings are Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine) and David Toop.

The Appleseed Cast
The Fleeting Light Of Impermanence

'The Fleeting Light Of Impermanence', the Appleseed Cast’s first LP in six years, is another set of post-rock emo-pomp from the veritable kings of that particular sub-genre. All the usual suspects can be found lurking at the corners of the band’s sound - Death Cab For Cutie, American Football, the Postal Service and Menomena all come to mind when listening to this knotted, impassioned album.

Deafcult
Auras

Here they are coming through a waft of fuzz and haze are six Australians who, following on from their debut, wanted to make something noisier....and simply more. The record apparently is about dreams. ghosts and the sort of scary stuff that haunts your sleep. Such as.......did I switch the oven off? 

Tanukichan
So Gone / Loop

Tanukichan is the recording moniker of Hannah Van Loon, a musician based in Oakland, California. She usually records for Company Records, the label owned by Chaz Bear AKA Toro Y Moi. Late ‘80s / Early 90s shoegaze-sounding So Gone / Loop is the 8th single she has recorded for Sonic Cathedral Singles Club.
  • Vinyl 7" (SCR113)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Mogwai
KIN

It's not been too long since the successful Every Country's Sun LP but no resting on laurels for Mogwai as they release their first feature film soundtrack for the upcoming movie KIN (made by the same people who brought you Stranger Things). Though it will appeal to lovers of sci-fi soundtracks, we're promised that Mogwai fans won't be left disappointed.    
  • Vinyl LP (ROCKACT115LPX)
  • £17.99 £12.49 (saving: £5.50)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

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

Melt Banana
Cell-Scape

If your ears haven't already been battered into submission by the other Melt Banana records re-pressed of late then you could take a listen to Cell-Scape. It is a further barrage of chaotic punk noise by the Tokyo legends. Like their other albums it contains burst of high energy racket but this time the songs are longer and production values are higher. Still, it's not exactly Celine Dion.     

65daysofstatic
replicr, 2019

replicr, 2019 is the seventh album in the near 20 year career of Sheffield experimentalists, 65daysofstatic. The album is at once a continuation and evolution for the band. It follows their score for the game No Man’s Sky, which caused them to think differently about the way they made music, building their own synths, software and way of writing.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Trupa Trupa
Of The Sun

Trupa Trupa beams are gonna blind me. Well, if the beams in question are coming Of The Sun I suppose you’d expect nothing less. This Polish quartet serve up big, reverb-drenched post-punk on their latest LP. The cavernous sound of tracks like ‘Remainder’ is somewhere on the sliding scale between mid-period Deerhunter and Protomartyr at their most bullish. Somewhere in the crowd there's you.

The Messthetics
Anthropocosmic Nest

A trio boasting the mighty rhythm section of the legendary Fugazi, The Messthetics release their second studio album Anthropocosmic Nest. Joe Lally and Brendan Canty’s boisterous, angular rhythms are augmented by jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog, and the record excellently captures their dynamic live performances. 

U.S. Maple
Talker

Twenty years has passed since the release of Talker, the third studio album by noise rock experts U.S. Maple. It was recorded by Swans Michael Gira (who knows a bit about noise himself) and showcased a darker, more sparse sound for the band. It may all have been left in the annals of 90s underground if it weren't for this re-press by Drag City which includes all the original bits of stuff that was in the original version.    
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

yellow6
Shifting Sands of Time

Yellow6 mixes minimal and ambient loops of guitar, layered with drones and melodies. Shifting Sands of Time is more minimal than previous releases in more than just sound. It is a more concise CD featuring 12 tracks in comparison to 2018’s massive 5 CD affair, Reflect. 2CD featuring 6-page booklet with gorgeous photos of Chilean desert.
  • CD (Silber 296)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Ulrika Spacek
The Album Paranoia

Ulrika Spacek (the name may or may not be a conscious echo of John Weise’ Sissy Spacek project) are a rock band who tilt towards the experimental: lots of fuzz hypnosis. The Album Paranoia is their debut record, bursting with excitement and promise. CD or (white) vinyl LP on the Tough Love label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Cranes
Self Non-Self

Sort-of goths The Cranes released their second EP, Self Non-self in 1989. It was their first proper release, really, following on from the 1986 cassette-only Fuse EP.  To mark it’s 30th anniversary, an expanded version of the EP is being re-released. The band were led by brother and sister duo Alison and Jim Shaw and, despite not releasing anything since 2008, still perform to this day. 180g pink & black coloured vinyl, limited to 1000 copies on Music On Vinyl.