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Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Booker

Guitarist and songwriter Benjamin Booker makes stripped down garage rock that goes back to the most basic elements; he's backed up only with drums from Max Norton, and makes rapid, blink-and-you'll-miss-them rock songs that feel like they last as long as Robert Pollard makes them. Booker claims to be influenced by old school punk bands like Gun Club and T. Rex, although when he throws in a solo, his sound is also reflective of Rough Trade alumni the Strokes and newer garage professors like Ty Seagall. His self-titled debut is well-produced raucousness.  Tracks: Violent Shiver Always Waiting Chippewa Slow Coming Wicked Waters Have You Seen My Son? Spoon Out My Eyeballs Happy Homes I Thought I Heard You Scream Old Hearts Kids Never Growing Older By The Evening
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Splintered Man
Splintered Man

There's a certain Mark Eitzel melancholy at heart in the work of Splintered Man. They consist of Simon Kobayashi and Alex Carter. Simon being the singer/guitarist and Alex playing guitar and doing some back up. There's a host of other people involved including Jon Clayton who produced the thing. This will definitely appeal to fans of Mark Kozelek, Smog and the aforementioned Mark Eitzel/American Music Club axis. Tracks: 1. Stay By My Side2. Dartford Tunnel3. I'll Get Back To You4. Home To No Home5. Oh My6. A Quiet Life7. Patient Song8. Parent Song9. There Was A Love10. I Think The Shape Of Your Head11. You Corrupted Me
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Tom Kovacevic
Universe Thin As Skin

You might have already come across the music of Tom Kovacevic in his bands Fire On Fire, Cerberus Shoal, Olas and Tarpigh, but here he's going it alone with a series of eerie mystical folk songs which draws on Kovacevic's experience studying Arabic music, employing the oud, nay flute, and djembe and tchung drums to provide a sparse earthy backdrop to his clear, plangent voice.
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Lavender Country
Lavender Country

Lavender Country is the first openly gay country album. This is quite a feat when you consider the conservative nature of the Nashville scene, even more of a courageous statement when you consider that it was originally released in 1973. The record documents the experiences of singer, songwriter and guitarist Patrick Haggerty who was an indomitable gay activist. Lavender Country is available on vinyl LP and CD.
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Luluc
Passerby

In a world where instant gratification is the norm, patience has become a rare commodity. For Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett, who make up indie-folk duo Luluc (pronounced Loo-LUKE), letting things unfold in due time not only defines their career trajectory, it also works as a pretty good description of their approach to making music. Music that Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman describes as “bracing, subtle, tender and magnificent.” So while it may seem like Randell and Hassett’s history is littered with all kinds of good luck - from their initial meeting to their relationship with The National’s Aaron Dessner to opening slots with artists like Lucinda Williams, Fleet Foxes and José Gonzàlez; to their deal with Sub Pop; to grabbing the attention of Nick Drake’s producer - being in the right place at the right time isn’t just about fate. It’s about knowing when something feels right and having the confidence that people will respond when they’re ready. There’s no question that everything these Australians (who split their time between Melbourne and their adopted hometown of Brooklyn) have done in their lives has been leading up to this summer’s ‘Passerby’, their second album overall and first available worldwide.  Co-produced by the band and Dessner, ‘Passerby’ shows off all of Luluc’s best qualities, retaining the gentle beauty of the duo’s debut while adding textures built with a cadre of impressive players. It’s the trophy celebrating Luluc’s airtight case that good things really do come to those who wait. The wait is over. The world is ready to hear Luluc quiet and clear. The LP includes MP3 coupon. 

Trampled by Turtles
Wild Animals

Formed in Duluth, MN in 2003, Trampled by Turtles is Simonett, Tim Saxhaug (bass, vocals), Dave Carroll (banjo, vocals), Erik Berry and Ryan Young (fiddle). Within the contained music scene of Duluth, the members of the band did their own time in punk and rock bands brandishing their electricity proudly before switching to acoustic instruments. While they never set out to be a bluegrass band, Trampled by Turtles employs many of the same traditional techniques of the genre, but their differences in influences and attack make for their unique sound. 
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Sebastien Tellier
L’Aventura

L’Aventura by Sebastien Tellier is a concept album formed from a Brazilian-themed childhood fantasy. Tellier has produced and directed this ambitious new project using carefully selected Brazilian musicians to create the perfect Brazilian trip without the jet lag. Available on vinyl with a bonus CD exclusive to independent retailers and CD.
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Fink
Hard Believer

This is what happens when a DJ/producer successfully jumps the chasm to singer-songwriterism. Fink’s newest album is filled with well-considered and obviously mintly produced songs. Hard Believer is the next in Fin Greenall’s oblique journey through the musical lands, and this is your chance to join him and maybe see where he’s headed.
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The Walkabouts
Nighttown (Deluxe Edition)

First things first, I have to say that this album’s cover is quite impressively uninspiring. Four stock images and some dodgy typefaces? Hmmm… Nevertheless, as a deluxe reissue of The Walkabouts 1997 second album, fully featured with previously unreleased tracks and a booklet, this is the perfect gift for the Walkabouts fan in your life.
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The Walkabouts
Devil's Road (Deluxe Edition)

Going down the old dusty trail with The Walkabouts. Devil's Road (Deluxe Edition) is the 1996 reissue from the Seattle group. It's full of Americana styled rock sounds with luscious vocal melodies, country-esque guitars and wistful organs and pianos. They also got a helping hand from the Warsaw Philharmonic on a few tracks for some monumental moments. Out on double vinyl LP and CD from Glitterhouse.
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Beth Orton
Central Reservation - Expanded Edition

It was released in 1999 as a follow up to the acclaimed Trailer Park and received a Mercury Music Prize nomination and helped Beth earn a BRIT Award in 2000 for Best British Female. The album also features in the book, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The album featured the hit singles Stolen Car and Central Reservation and is now re-issued with a second disc of material compiled by Beth. It features key b-sides, including the Spiritual Life Ibadon remix of title track Central Reservation plus unreleased live recordings and demos. The expanded packaging features brand new sleevenotes including a new interview with Beth.

The Walker Brothers
Nite Flights

One of the most unusual records of all time. Nite Flights was then forgotten '60s combo The Walker Brothers 1978 comeback album. It was split into contributions by each band member with Scott Walker getting just four songs. The album is worth buying just for those four songs as they pave the way for his future more experimental work. Its title track invents everything that happened in the early '80s basically. Astonishingly unusual. 
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Sturgill Simpson
Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

Metamodern Sounds in Country Music was the second LP by country music star Sturgill Simpson. Here he muses on religion, the universe and love on an album which softens and distorts his original straightforward country vision. Contains an unlikely (but rather successful) cover of 80s synth pop band When in Rome's the Promise. 
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Sharon Van Etten
Are We There

The list of contributors on Sharon Van Etten’s 2014 LP 'Are We There’ reads as pretty much a 'who's who' of contemporaneous alt-rock talent. Torres, Brodericks Heather Woods and Peter, The War On Drugs’ Dave Hartley and Adam Granduciel and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiberg are but a few of those to pitch in here. Then there's Van Etten herself, an artist who had really recognised her own power on 'Are We There’s predecessor ‘Tramp’ and harnessed it once more here. No wonder that the resulting an album, a determined and often beautiful listen that shares space with Angel Olsen and Big Thief, is regarded as one of Van Etten’s best.
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The Felice Brothers
Favorite Waitress

Technically, this is the tenth album by Catskill mountain-dwelling troubadours The Felice Brothers. Earlier releases, such as 2007's Tonight at the Arizona and the excellent 2008 eponymous record, were raw and ramshackle, with satisfying glitches in the recording (such as, where lightning hit the chicken coop they were recording in) and fuzzy, raucous live performances. Since then, their sound has inevitably become more polished, and 2014's Favorite Waitress is a much more considered affair. Blips and rawness aside, the songwriting does shine through. Double vinyl gatefold, limited stock. 
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Alice Boman
EP II

EP II by Alice Boman is the second release on Happy Death, the fledgling London label. Boman's ethereal and ghostly tones were perfectly suited to the secluded Swedish log cabin where EP II was recorded and will certainly please fans of Stina Nordenstam. EP II is available on limited edition 12” vinyl (300 copies) and CD.
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Ma Turner
ZOZ


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Emma Ruth Rundle
Some Heavy Ocean

A highly accomplished debut solo album from Red Sparrows and Marriages singer Emma Ruth Rundle. Much like her band efforts, Some Heavy Ocean adopts a gothic-hued post-rock template to great effect. This time she lets her Elizabeth Frazer-esque voice fly above the instrumental soundscape. Except with actual words. Out on CD & vinyl LP from Sargent House.
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Stone Jack Jones
Ancestor


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Marques Toliver
Land Of CanAan

Vocalist, violinist and multi-instrumentalist Marques Toliver is good at everything. And really good looking as well. Discovered busking in London, the young Floridian has been named 'Adele's favourite new artist' and had stunning reviews in The Guardian and Dazed and Confused. Part pop, part classical, and politically motivated. Available on double vinyl or CD on Bella Union.
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Nathan Salsburg
Hard For To Win And Can't Be Won

Kentucky guitarist / producer Nathan Salsburg's follow up to the debut 'ode to racehorses' album 'Affirmed' (2011). By day, Salsburg is a curator, archiving American folklore. By night, he plays lovely acoustic guitar music. 'Hard for the win and can't be won', whilst still acoustic, has a bigger, grander sound. Available on CD (No Quarter). 
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Spenking
Bad Blood, Good Blood

Some gentle poetic swaying from Spenking. Bad Blood, Good Blood is the debut from the indie-rock musician. Having played with the likes of Deer Tick and the Dirty Projectors, amongst others, Spenking rolls out his own brand of wilting acoustic indie-folk. If you like his previous collaborations then pick this one up. Out on vinyl LP from Ethereal Sequence.
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Bill Callahan
Apocalypse

Bill Callahan can be rather sombre at times, so you’d be forgiven for expecting an LP of his entitled ‘Apocalypse’ to be full of doomy folk musings. However, this 2011 collection is in fact a relatively upbeat set from The Artist Formerly Known As Smog. I mean, it's not the Beach Boys or anything, but there is an air of quiet contentedness, even playfulness, to the gentle rock roll of tracks like ‘America!’.
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Rodney Crowell
Tarpaper Sky

For his fourteenth studio album, Tarpaper Sky, Rodney Crowell has teamed up once again with Steuart Smith, his long-time collaborator. Tarpaper Sky has been warmly received by the music press and is already being touted as a classic to rival albums such as Life is Messy and Diamonds and Dirt. Tarpaper Sky is available on vinyl LP with download code and CD.
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Chris Connelly
Forgiveness & Exile

The Scottish singer-songwriter drifts ever further from his industrial roots (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface) with this song cycle concerning the experiences of immigrants in the United States. The album nevertheless retains the confrontational realism characteristic of industrial music, with Connelly turning an unflinching eye on painful reality, even as he swathes the songs in dark blue atmospheres with the aid of co-producers Ben Vida (Town & Country, Bird Show) and Tim Kinsella. Features guest contributions from Current 93 founder and Durtro boss David Tibet and Garbage’s Shirley Manson among others.

Kepler
Attic Salt

Canadian band Kepler ran for just under a decade prior to 2006, the point when band member Jeremy Gara switched out the group for Arcade Fire. Mind you, this lot don’t sound anything like Win & Regine’s Merrie Men - 2005 LP Attic Salt (Kepler’s third full-length) oscillates between coiled emo and sprawling, wistful slowcore. Now reissued by Oscarson, the new edition of Attic Salt comes with a bonus track and a nice little booklet hidden in the cover artwork.
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Chris Garneau
Winter Games


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Geraint Watkins
Moustique

Geraint Watkins is an old-school kind of songwriter: he often hangs out with Nick Lowe, that kind of crowd. Moustique is his fifth album as a solo artist, and provides a smooth, warm sound, the kind that might fit snugly into the background of a nice living room. Available on LP or CD, from Gold Top.
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Mick Harvey
Intoxicated Man / Pink Elephants

This release is a double collection of Mick Harvey’s two interpretive works of the musical compositions and performances of legendary singer songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. These recordings originally released in 1995/1997 are the first major translations of Gainsbourg’s work from French to English and the release includes two previously unreleased tracks ‘Dr Jekyll’ and ‘Run From Happiness’.
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Paul Thomas Saunders
Beautiful Desolation

Paul Thomas Saunders brings us a debut album steeped in a complex and layered sound. The emerging singer songwriter’s vision is clearly shaped by the sounds of the '90s – one would imagine he was heavily hit by the cosmic that Jeff Buckley’s Grace left – yet this album is more than a pastiche. This work is a collection of ethereal and heartfelt songs that realise a mature sounding record that sees past its younger years. 
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Johnny Cash
Out Among The Stars

This posthumous collection delves deep into Johnny Cash's recording career to find twelve new tunes: most of them are covers or versions of folk and country standards, though there are also a couple of Cash originals on here, such as "Call Your Mother" and "I Came to Believe". The music of 'Out Among the Stars' was dug up by Cash's son John Carter Cash and stands as Cash's very own lost record. 
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Mark Morriss
A Flash Of Darkness

Once the singer with much loved indie band The Bluetones, Mark Morriss has gone solo. His new album A Flash Of Darkness, his second solo outing, is released on the Acid Jazz label and contains the single This is a Lie. The single has received airplay from Dermot O’Leary on Radio 2 and Steve Lamacq on XFM. A Flash Of Darkness is available on Ltd edition coloured vinyl, with bonus CD and download code and CD.
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Vinny Peculiar
The Root Mull Effect

If you've never heard Vinny Peculiar before, 'The Root Mull Effect' is a great place to get started. The songs span ten years of recordings, and include some of his finest works. He's played in many bands, including with ex members of The Fall, Oasis and The Smiths and has performed poetry, as well as music, on many stages. Available on CD.
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Ruby Friedman
Life

Life is the first single by New York based singer/songwriter, bandleader and composer Ruby Friedman to be released on Room 609 Records. It is her fourth single in total, the previous three being self-released. Her songs have been used on TV shows such as America’s Got Talent, Sons Of Anarchy and Justified. Life is available on 7” vinyl
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Nick Waterhouse
Holly

Holly is Nick Waterhouse’s second album. The soulful blues Waterhouse plays maybe surprising to those who are aware of his roots in the Californian psych-garage scene that spawned such acts as Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin. Think more Van Morrison and Mose Allison and you're on the right track. Holly is available on vinyl LP and CD.
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Matthew And The Atlas
Pale Sun Rose

Spacey, jaunty foot-tapper from London-based folk act Matthew and the Atlas. Forget about the tepid faux folk nonsense made stratospheric in recent years by the likes of Mumford and Sons and Noah and the Whale, Matthew and the Atlas have a genuine ageless folk feel and are a refreshing change from all that. Limited edition 7" vinyl in a pleasing rose colour. 

Jonathan Richman
No Me Quejo Estrella

No Me Quejo Estrella is a collection of songs personally selected by Jonathan Richman. It was intended as a gift to his fans in Spain, and generally outside the USA, to compile songs that are mainstays of his live shows but difficult to find in their recorded form. No Me Quejo Estrella is available on vinyl LP and CD.
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Angel Olsen
Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Before Angel Olsen became a 2010s indie rock icon with the albums 'MY WOMAN' and 'All Mirrors', she played and performed with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and made slow-burning folk music. 'Burn Your Fire for No Witness' blends melancholic indie folk with hints of psych folk, incorporating a whole host of influences from Leonard Cohen to Vashti Bunyan.  
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Blind Owl
Blind Owl

An interesting one here. Blind Owl were three Canadian chaps from Ontario who pressed only 100 copies of this LP which was intended only for friends and people who saw them perform at the very few shows they did. The LP was recorded at home on a reel to reel tape and all the songs are original compositions of gentle folk harmonies and instrumentation in the Bob Dylan vein. Limited to 500.
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Juan Wauters
N.A.P. North American Poetry


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Tarka & Friends
Life


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Scott Walker
Scott 2

Another classic from Walker's impeccable career, this time his second solo album. Featuring yet more luxuriuant arranngements upon which Scott's charismatic baritone relates alarmingly frank tales of despair and deception. A unique exploration of the dark underbelly of easy-listening schmalz! 
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Dan Haywood
Dapple


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