Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

501-600 of 6521 item(s) found. « Prev  Next »

This Mortal Coil
Filigree and Shadow

Filagree and Shadow was the follow up to the much loved debut It Will End In Tears from shadowy 4AD collective This Mortal Coil. Again leader Ivo Watts-Russell chose a supergroup made out of (mostly) artists on his label but this time there were more self penned compositions, enough to make it into a double album. Like it's more lauded debut exquisite taste was shown in the choice of covers with Tim Buckley, Gene Clark and Wire all getting their songbooks raided. 

Patterns
Waking Lines


  • CD (MELO089CD)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Vinyl LP (MELO089LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Mice Parade
Focus on the Roller Coaster

Sold out - sorry!

Hammock
Universalis

Sold out - sorry!

For Against
Aperture

US post punk band For Against returned to the fold in 1993 after a five year hiatus with their third album, Aperture. Following in the footsteps of bands signed to Factory and 4AD, it could be argued that their take on darkwave foreshadowed bands such as Interpol. Reissue LP and digipak CD on Saint Marie.

Cocteau Twins
Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years

Sold out - sorry!

Matt Elliott
The Calm Before

Matt Elliott launched his career with ferocious albums of experimental drum and bass under his The Third Eye Foundation alias, but on his subsequent solo work he’s focused that energy on inventive folk and acoustic music. The Calm Before continues this approach with six pieces of delicate and rich songwriting.  

Carla dal Forno
The Garden

Sold out - sorry!

MOHIT
Racek / Discover Another

Perfectly competent pop from a group who might have designs on being the next Jungle here. MOHIT are actually much better than the aforementioned - on debut single ‘Racek’/’Discover Another’ the trio demonstrate some real songwriting chops and a way with melody that takes in Haruomi Hosono, Khruangbin and Hiatus Kaiyote.

Miserable
Loverboy / Dog Days

Sold out - sorry!

Lena Hessels
Billow

Lena Hessels is the daughter of Terrie Hessels, guitarist with Dutch anarcho-punk band The Ex. She was born in 2000, which makes her a youngster, but a youngster who knows bands such as Sonic Youth and Konono No.1 from the times they stayed at her parents house as she was growing up. She has also immersed herself in Ethiopia’s musical heritage. All-in-all, it makes her debut mini album, Billow, an interesting prospect. LP and CD on Terp.

Bipolar Explorer
Sometimes In Dreams

Bipolar Explorer is the cheerily-named project of NYC dynamic duo Summer Serafin and Michael Serafin-Wells. As ever on Slugg Records, Sometimes in Dreams is their seventh album - and they made this one a double. The pair specialise in shoegazy dream-rock, blending sung lyrics with poetry and spoken word to convey tender affection, warmth and also great tragedy and sadness.

Perfect Body / Zac White
Fields / Spent On You

Sold out - sorry!

North Atlantic Drift
Departures, Vol. 2

Sold out - sorry!

L-Space
Kipple Arcadia

Sold out - sorry!

Purple Heart Parade
Lonestar EP

Sold out - sorry!

The Physics House Band
Horizons / Rapture

Sold out - sorry!

Thomas Bush
Old and Red

Sold out - sorry!

The Telescopes
Early Studio Recordings

Telescopic noisegazers The Telescopes are best known these days for steadily releasing ear-splitting beauties ever since breaking a decade’s silence in 2002. So just in case you’d forgotten that they have numerous releases from before then, here’s Early Studio Recordings, where you’ll find some of their early studio recordings (namely the EPs Kick the Wall, 7th# Disaster, The Perfect Needle and To Kill a Slow Girl Walking).

Pijn
Loss

A cold Winter’s night in Manchester. Post-rockers Pijn turn up, cold and shivering, at the doorstep of Holy Roar Records. Mr. Roar peels the door open a crack, oil lamp in hand. Pulling their thin blankets tightly around their shoulders, the quintet outside humbly offer the rights to their debut LP Loss in exchange for a little cheese and a hunk of bread and, if it wouldn’t be too bold sir, maybe a drop of whisky to steel them against the wicked night ahead. Mr. Roar’s eyes dart up and down the street. Then without speaking he opens up and hurries the group into the house. With an expectant twinkle in his eye Mr. Roar quietly clicks the door to. The last thing we see before he blows out the flame is the beginning of a grin curling the corners of his mouth...
  • More from:
  • Pijn
  • Holy Roar
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Rattle
Sequence

It's hard to imagine a band that using just drums and vocals would be an effective entity but Rattle sort of works. They consist of two drummers,  Katharine Eira Brown and Theresa Wrigley, who weave a percussive spell adding dual vocals along the way. This follow up to their well received self titled debut explores this territory further by way of four long form tracks which gives the duo space to explore their sound further.  

Winterlight
The Longest Sleep Through The Darkest Days

Sold out - sorry!

Dead Can Dance
Dionysus

Neo-hippy and alternative stoner sweethearts Dead Can Dance are finally back with their first new album in six years. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that Dionysus is about reaching a state of trance, about spiritual journeys, about combining musical folk traditions from all across the world.

yellow6
Reflect

A huge amount of yellow6 material to celebrate the project’s twentieth anniversary. A five CD boxset of, rather impressively, new music, including three Looking Glass albums and two Drone albums, all colour-coded. Those drone ones are particularly interesting, as apparently they are yellow6’s  reaction to years of having his music described as drone and disagreeing… Well, here now he has made some Drone, along with much else besides.
  • CD box set
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Lowtide
Southern Mind Remixed

Sold out - sorry!

SONOIO
Fine

Sold out - sorry!

Mount Eerie
Clear Moon / Ocean Roar

Sold out - sorry!

Mount Eerie
Song Islands vol. 2

Sold out - sorry!

For Against
Shelf Life

Pioneering darkwave/post-punk band, For Against, have been plying their trade on-and-off since 1984. Shelf Life was their 5th album and was originally released in 1997. They take their influences from early 4AD and Factory bands which was odd for a band from midwest USA at the time. Reissue LP and digipak CD on Saint Marie.

Big Lad
Pro Rock

Sold out - sorry!

Marijuana Deathsquads
Tuff Guy Electronics

Sold out - sorry!

Medicine Boy
Lower

Sold out - sorry!

CUTS
Dream Voyager

‘Dream Voyager’ was one of the standout moments of the two Exist EPs that CUTS released earlier this year on Village Green Recordings (Ellis Island Sound, Moon Gangs). The manner in which it builds from portentous opening synthscape to an earth-shaking climax brought to mind a more bombastic version of something from Jam City’s Dream A Garden. Here the track gets its own release and is backed by remixes from labelmate Ben Chatwin and shoegaze OGs Slowdive.

TVAM
Psychic Data

Lauren Laverne once observed of TVAM that Joe Oxley’s one-man band sounds like a club-friendly version of Spiritualized. Laverne was right. Many of the tunes on debut LP Psychic Data combine big techno beats with those perky psychedelic/shoegaze/Krautrock sounds that Jason Pierce was so good at back in the day. There’s a song on here called ‘Porsche Majeure’, which is an excellent title.

Pram
Across The Meridian

Long-time coming, this one. After over a decade away, the ninth LP from Brummie oddballs Pram arrives via Domino. The groundwork for Across The Meridian was laid at sessions in Wales, and there is a thick seam of Welsh psychedelia that runs through the music here. Other obvious touchstones come from the English weirdo chronicles (Ghost Box Records, Oliver Postgate, that sort of thing), recent stuff like Meridian Brothers, and very much not recent stuff like interwar jazz.
  • More from:
  • Pram
  • Domino
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Liam J Hennessy
Held

Sold out - sorry!

(ghost)
The First Time You Opened Your Eye

Sold out - sorry!

The KVB
Only Now Forever

While Invada have generally focused on soundtrack releases in the past couple of years they do still find time to plug new band fare every now and then. Their latest drop sees Berlin duo The KVB return to the label with new LP Only Now Forever. Mind you, the group’s mixture of Motorik grooves, psychy lyrics and synth-pop ... synths is cinematic enough that something from this record could easily crop up in a film sometime soon. Depeche Mode, obviously. New Order, obviously.
  • More from:
  • The KVB
  • Invada
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Movion
Blank

Brighton’s Drone Rock Records continues to live up to its name by releasing music associated with a) one or more drones and b) rock. This time it’s instrumental trio Movion of Turin, Italy, stirring up a batch of psychedelic and slightly droney post-rock with the thrillingly-titled Blank. Better than naming it after the album track ‘Stereo Individuals’, I suppose.
  • Vinyl LP (DRR019)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Go March
II

Sold out - sorry!

Cédric Pin & Glen Johnson
The Burning Skull

Now that Piano Magic are no more what happens next? Well the first thing out of their stable is this collaboration between Cedric Pin and Glen Johnson (the main one). It's an 18 track CD only thing of darkwave and electronica inspired by the dark things in life and thinking a bit harder than the usual pop people. I imagine there's more to come from this collective  - you might want to get in first.   

Peel Dream Magazine
Modern Meta Physic

NYC’s Peel Dream Magazine release their debut LP Modern Meta Physic via Slumberland Records. Yes, your hunch was correct - the band’s name is indeed a reference to the late John Peel. Peel would probably have liked this lot, especially if they’d surfaced around the start of the ‘90s at that time when shoegazified Velvet Underground paeans were all the rage.
  • Vinyl LP (LPSLR234)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Rhian Sheehan
A Quiet Divide

Rhian Sheehan is one of those ‘contemporary classical’ composers, which is a fancy way of saying you make music to be used in adverts for banks. Though we’ve never heard of him before it seems to be that he’s extremely popular in his native New Zealand. A Quiet Divide is an LP of thirteen tracks and that’s all we have to say on the matter.

TTNG
Animals Acoustic

This Town Needs Guns, and the record-buying public need new wax, so the two parties have come to an arrangement agreeable for both sides. TTNG (as they’re now known) have agreed to do a special version of debut LP Animals in order to mark its tenth birthday, and all the 12” fetishists out there with a penchant for folksified math-rock have agreed to go in for a few copies of it. Vinyl enthusiasts of the world, unite!

Atoms For Peace
Judge Jury And Executioner

Sold out - sorry!

Dose
Furniture

Sold out - sorry!

The Horrors / Suicide / Nik Void
Shadazz / Radiation / Rocket USA

Sold out - sorry!

Frost
Matters

Sold out - sorry!

  • More from:
  • Frost
  • Lost Room
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

goat
New Games / Rhythm & Sound

Sold out - sorry!

Sobrenadar
Y

Active for over a decade in her native Argentina, Sobrenadar aka Paula García now enjoys an international release for the first time through Sonic Cathedral following a successful collaboration with Jefre-Cantu Ledesma. Demonstrating García’s talent for dreamy dream-pop of the dreamy kind, this album combines two previously self-released EPs, hence the title Y (“And”).

Tales of Murder and Dust
Fuzz Club Session

Sold out - sorry!

Pinkshinyultrablast
In The Hanging Gardens

Sold out - sorry!

A-Sun Amissa
Ceremony In The Stillness

Sold out - sorry!

Low
Drums and Guns

Before they went full on leftfield with Double Negative, Drums and Guns was probably seen as the most experimental Low album. Like Double Negative it was full of glitchy surprises most notably the mix in which instruments were panned hard right and left. It contained some of their most bold productions to date and lyrically it dealt with war, poverty and divisive American politics. Could have been made yesterday. 
  • More from:
  • Low
  • Sub Pop
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

North Sea Navigator
Make The Blacklist

North Sea Navigator are a group trading in bleak, sea-shanty recalling post-folk, giving off feelings of a long winter settling in when the candles are running low. Make The Blacklist, their debut, was released 10 years ago, and is now reissued in remastered form in a closely limited edition of just 50 copies. Features artwork from Alice Drake and a download code for a live album.

BEAK>
Brean Down

Sold out - sorry!

  • More from:
  • BEAK>
  • Invada
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

XTR HUMAN
Reflections EP

XTR HUMAN are a German post-punk outfit who took the smart step of backing off from the relentless churn of touring for a little while, all the better to craft new material. And now here they are, back with a fantastic new EP that incorporates shoegaze and positivity into the band’s sound. CD EP, released by Blackjack Illuminist.

Delta Sleep
Ghost City

If a math-rock band comes from the UK they should be maths-rock, right? Brighton’s Delta Sleep cram their indie, punk and electronic leanings into the math-rock sub-genre. They have been wowing fans with their intense and proficient live shows over the last ten years. Ghost City is their first long-player for three years. LP and CD on Big Scary Monsters.

A Happy Return
A Happy Return

Sold out - sorry!

Vehicle Blues
Vehicle Blues

Sold out - sorry!

Sonic Youth
Murray Street

'Murray Street' is the go to album for a 2000s era Sonic Youth record. Here the alternative rock legends balance their melodic ear with their formless tendencies. Avant-rock staple Jim O'Rourke joined the band as their official fifth member, adding twinkling electronics and sprawling textures to their sound.

Turkish Delight
Howcha Magowcha

Sold out - sorry!

OHMME
Parts

Experimental but in the fun way indie rock from Chicago duo OHMEE. As both Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart are classically trained pianists they decided to leave the keys behind for Parts and focus on the humble guitar to constrain themselves into making something interesting. Best here though is the pair's constant vocal harmonising, allowing the different qualities of their voices to play off each other.
  • Vinyl LP (JNR268LPC1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

The Telescopes
Stone Tape

6 more tracks of distorted noise and out there shoegaze from Stephen Lawrie's now pretty legendary thirty year old project. This time it's a bunch of racket and improvisation exploring 'Stone Tape Theory whereby inanimate objects can absorb energy from living beings. 'Scuse me while I go shout at my sausages.  

Jambinai
Differance

Sold out - sorry!

Her Name Is Calla
The Quiet Lamb

Sold out - sorry!

Mogwai
Every Country's Sun

There’s not many things in life you can rely upon like Mogwai. Perhaps a really reliable plumber is the best comparison I can make. There they are year in year out to service all your post rock needs and come up with the odd chucklesome song title (check the press release for this year’s entry). This is their 9th album and was recorded in New York with Dave Fridmann. It contains in 56 minutes of their signature sound of post rock elegance and euphoric noise-scapes. Big box set too with demos and all sorts. 

The Notwist
Messier Objects

Sold out - sorry!

Mew
And The Glass Handed Kites (Expanded)

The Danish band who straddle arena rock and indie pop once released this really great record called 'And The Glass Handed Kites', and it was dreamy: it veered towards the prog side of alt-rock but swung mostly with its heart. Reissued for its 15th anniversary and expanded to include ten additional tracks.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2561C)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Papa M
Whatever Mortal

Papa M’s 2001 Drag City LP Whatever, Mortal is one of the great overlooked gems of turn-of-the-Century popular music. Taking the reins from artists like Bonnie Prince Billy and Low, the sophomore full-length from Papa M (real name David Pajo - he of Slint fame) is a record of brooding folk and country plagued by dark visions. It is deeply beautiful.

Butterfly Child
No Longer Living In Your Shadow

Sold out - sorry!

Pinkshinyultrablast
Miserable Miracles

Now down to a three piece Pinkshinyultrablast release their third album Miserable Miracles. Previous long players Everything Else Matters and Grandfeathered saw the Russian band produce massive walls of hypnotic noise that mixed the shoegaze sounds of My Bloody Valentine with the full on riffage of Smashing Pumpkins, this new stripped down trio have now adopted a more crystalline synth pop sound so it'll be interesting to see if they can still cut the mustard. 

Ekin Fil
Maps

Sold out - sorry!

Pissed Jeans
Honeys

Pissed Jeans are a noise rock group from Philadelphia who create misanthropic punk tunes inspired by all your favourite loud and brash guitar groups of the late 80s and early 90s. Grumbling bass meets pummelling drums, razor-sharp guitars and nihilistic vocals. The obvious musical reference point is The Jesus Lizard, though there are shades of all sorts of post-hardcore, punk, sludge and grunge in their sound. Bristol's IDLES owe a lot to this band. 
  • Vinyl LP (SP1029)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

METZ
METZ

Absolute rager of a debut from Canadian noise-rock outfit METZ. This is visceral, caustic music that lights a fire under Sub Pop’s classic grunge sound until it becomes something altogether more feral. The Jesus Lizard and Mission Of Burma spring to mind as points of reference for METZ, comparisons which do neither band an injustice.

Low
The Invisible Way

We moaned that Low were playing it just a little too safe on their 2013 album The Invisible Way. Ha! After Double Negative maybe we could do with some predictable Low as contrast. This was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and is a warm, acoustic sounding album that contains a bigger slice of Mimi than you usually get. All Low records are worth listening to and this is no different. 

RDTK (Ricardo Donoso & Thiago Kochenborger)
Human Resources

Sold out - sorry!

The Eye Of Time
MYTH II : A Need To Survive

Sold out - sorry!

Rat The Magnificent
The Body As Pleasure

Rat The Magnificent make a big old racket on their debut LP The Body As Pleasure. The London power-rock trio pitch these ten tracks somewhere between McLusky, Girl Band and early Biffy Clyro, delivering ferocious blast of sound after ferocious blast of sound. Singer Perry Anderson’s vocals bring to mind Thom Yorke at his most fried.

Ora Iso
Image Certifies

Sold out - sorry!

Talons
We All Know

Instrumental fancy dans Talons show off their compositional, structural and dynamic chops with their third long-player, We All Know. The album takes the listener through myriad mood changes with cold and bleak soundscapes that are tempered by warm tones, and uplifting passages. LP and CD on Holy Roar.
  • More from:
  • Talons
  • Holy Roar
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Tanukichan
Sundays

A nice bit of shoegaze from Hannah van Loon’s project Tanukichan, channeling those Sundays vibes into some proper dreamy, though never lightweight, songcraft. The sound is very Californian and dreamy, with extra instrumentation beyond van Loon’s vocals and rad guitar handled by producer Chaz Bear of Toro Y Moi. Out on Company Records.

Ulrika Spacek
Everything, All The Time

Sold out - sorry!

Horsebeach / The Pheromoans
Alone / Removals

A tiny treat from pop janglers Horsebeach and their maybe friends The Pheromoans, both well-liked for their kindly indie pop musics. The dreaming nostalgia musings of Horsebeach come via "Alone" while the Pheromoans do two tracks at a comparatively frenzied pace. All in all, a sweet and swell pairing.

The Jesus & Mary Chain
21 Singles

Sold out - sorry!

You Said Strange
Salvation Prayer

Sold out - sorry!

Kimonophonic
This Fragile Emergency

Sold out - sorry!

Lavender Hex
Lavender Hex

Upon being turfed out of their Berlin rehearsal space by a ‘slick boy pop band’ back in 2014, Lavender Hex put away their drums and guitars and started to experiment with home-taping. Fast forward a few years and we have the duo’s eponymous debut LP. The tunes here dance between dubby lo-fi excursions ala High Places (‘What’s The Damage?’, ‘Power’), sombre electronica that brings to mind Portishead on a budget (‘Darling’) and post-punky sound art (‘The Sorrow Song Is Ghosting The Theatre’). A varied and rewarding listen.
  • Vinyl LP
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

LIVELOVES
Soap/ALL 4 U

Sold out - sorry!

Orchards
Losers/Lovers

Sold out - sorry!

Bilge Pump
Rupert The Sky

Sold out - sorry!

Orchard (Aidan Baker, Gaspar Claus, Franck Laurino, Maxime Tisserand)
Serendipity

Sold out - sorry!

501-600 of 6521 item(s) found. « Prev  Next »