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Beach House
Depression Cherry

Depression Cherry is Beach House’s fifth album and they return to a more simple, melodic feel while continuing to change their sound as they go. Subtracted down to fewer instruments, Beach House keep their dreamy, otherworldly, dream-pop feeling as they pick you up and gently carry you away. Available as a CD, Vinyl and CD or a limited white vinyl LP.
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Lowly
Hifalutin

Hifalutin is the second album from Denmark's Lowly. After their debut the band wanted more and so with the help of a large warehouse and huge amount of microphones have created an album as dreamy as anything fellow Scandinavians Sigur Ros have done. But there's more to them than being dreamy, as they tackle R&B, spoken word and the more abstract musics too. On Bella Union.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA873V)
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Go Dark
Neon Young

Bella Union, home to Beach House, Horse Thief, Mercury Rev, Pom Poko, Psychic Markers and many other two-word bands add two-word band Go Dark (Crash Gallegos and Anticon veteran Doseone Drucker) to their roster. No doubt the label was delighted to discover that the album too boasts a two-word title, Neon Young. Moreover it’s a fine wodge of cyberpunk synthpop, full of aggressive energy and razor production.
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Father John Misty
I Love You, Honeybear

With a slew of understated folk records secured under his own name and a hell of a fun time had playing soft percussive noises for Fleet Foxes, J. Tillman returns to his Father John Misty project, where he mixes esoteric lyricism with brazen folk rock arrangements. I Love You, Honeybear follows on from Fear Fun.
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E.B. The Younger
To Each His Own

E.B. The Younger is Eric Brandon Pulido, the frontman of Midlake. To Each His Own sees him stepping out on his own for the first time, although it’s not his first album without his Midlake bandmates. He was part of BNQT, a supergroup including members of Franz Ferdinand, Band of Horses, Travis and Grandaddy. Pulido sees the album as a way to diplomatically solve artistic differences within Midlake. LP and CD on Bella Union.
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Mercury Rev
Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited

Bobby Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited by Mercury Rev is their version of trailblazing American singer Bobby Gentry’s classic 1968 album. Although, for a band who have links with The Flaming Lips and in the past have had songs called things like Sweet Odysee of a Cancer Cell t’ th’ Center of yer Heart, you could be forgiven for thinking it has nothing to do with her and that they’d reverted back to their wonky roots. Anyway, it features a list  of female singers that is so impressive we're going to have to name them all: Norah Jones, Phoebe Bridgers, Hope Sandoval, Laetitia Sadier, Rachel Goswell, Lucinda Williams, Vashti Bunyan, Beth Orton, Marissa Nadler, Margo Price, Susanne Sundfør, Kaela Sinclair and Carice Van Houten.
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Piroshka
Brickbat

Marvellous times here for fans of shoegaze alumni as Miki Bereni (Lush) hooks up with KJ McKillop (Moose), Modern English bassist Mick Conroy and former Elastica drummer Justin Welch is a new group which, though hard to get away from the distinct sound of Miki's vocals, offers a fresh start for all four. They explore the usual modern day concerns about news, the world and stuff.  
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Liela Moss
My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth

It’s been a busy couple of years for Liela Moss. After releasing two records in as many years with main group The Duke Spirit, Moss keeps her foot on the gas by dropping her debut solo LP. My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth is an LP of stirring, folkish and vaguely psychedelic songcraft that will appeal to fans of Jane Weaver and Melody’s Echo Chamber.
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Two Medicine
Astropsychosis

Peaceful psychedelic rock is a genre underrepresented in between all the endless distorted guitar solos we get to listen to here at Norman HQ. Two Medicine, created by Paul Alexander from indie/psych rockers Midlake, are taking a much more poppy approach to psychedelia. Named after a part of Glacier National Park, the album flaunts a romantic sound, something of an appreciation of quiet, peace, and natural beauty.
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Pom Poko
Birthday

Norwegian group Pom Poko drop their debut LP on Bella Union. The group cite a pretty mixed bag of influences - Death Grips and Ali Farka Toure are both name-checked in the press release for Birthday, but unfortunately so are Vulfpeck, so this could really go either way. As it is they don’t really sound like any of that lot - groups like Deerhoof and The Mae Shi spring to mind as Pom Poko power through a collection of zany power-pop-punk numbers.
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John Grant
Love Is Magic

John Grant feels that album-by-album his music is becoming a truer reflection of who he is. Judging by the cover of his 4th solo album, Love Is Magic, he’s really coming out of his shell. The former Czars frontman debuted with Queen Of Denmark, an album of sublime soft rock with unflinching and, at times, humorous lyrics. Since then his music has become increasingly more electronic and more experimental. His brutal and confessional lyrics remain.Love IS Magic was Produced in collaboration with Benge, AKA Ben Edwards from Wrangler who collaborated on the Creep Show project earlier in the year.
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Beach House
7

Beach House get to the stage in their career where they name the album after how many records they have released. So 7 is their 7th record and shows a bit of a creative rebirth for a band who never seem to stop. They had a more fluid way of working with this one which has taken them into new areas particularly as they were helped along the way by Pete Kember (Sonic Boom).  
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Pavo Pavo
Mystery Hour

By the time Brooklyn group Pavo Pavo’s Oliver Hill and Eliza Bagg were writing new album Mystery Hour, they had ended their romantic relationship. This is sad. Nonetheless, they managed to harness the emotional rollercoaster of separation for creativity, leading to a dreamy, moving indie pop record. This is good.
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Dirty Three
Sad and Dangerous, Mysterious and Exciting

Well this is exciting. It's very, very early recordings by the Dirty Three that they recorded on a four track machine with only three tracks working. It was initially released as a tape to be sold at shows and eventually got a vinyl release in 1994.  Now back on green vinyl, Mick Turner has raided the archives for bits and bats to add to it. 
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Spiritualized
And Nothing Hurt

The new Spiritualized album really is just the work of one man, Jason Pierce, who wrote and recorded the album on a laptop in a small room in his east London home. Yet Pierce is so meticulous that he found a way of making the record sound like a studio session, and only things bigger than he could get up his stairwell were recorded in a studio. So, it's going to be interesting to hear how a band with such grandiose ideas as Spiritualized sound with such severe constraints on the recording process.  
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Marissa Nadler
For My Crimes

The eighth LP from Marissa Nadler arrives courtesy of Sacred Bones. While this record may feature contributions from Angel Olsen, Mary Lattimore, Kristin Kontrol and Sharon Van Etten, their parts only ever act as augmentations to Nadler’s beguiling songs. The eleven tracks of For My Crimes cover ground between Murder Ballads-y gallows-song (the title track) to a sort of heartland-grunge hybrid (‘Blue Vapor’).
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Mountain Man
Magic Ship

In this, the age of instant content, an eight year gap between album can prove utterly deadly. Fortunately for us Mountain Man were able to survive such a gulf to bring us Magic Ship. As on their debut, this is an album which celebrates not just the voice, but voices. The genius of Amelia Meath (of Sylvan Esso), Molly Erin Sarlé and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig lies in the control of their own voices, and their awareness of their bandmates'.
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John Grant
Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Following collaborations with the likes of Sinead O’Connor, Goldfrapp and Elton John, as well as sell-out European show and a recent US tour with the Pixies, ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ is Brit award winner John Grant’s third album release. The tone of the record is heavy with Grant’s dark humour and features an eclectic mix of ecstatic electro-pop, rich, cinematic ballads and desolate synthscapes.
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Jambinai
Differance

Award-winners in their native South Korea, Jambinai’s debut LP Differance now gets its first U.K. vinyl release. The scope of their sound is vast, shifting from Eno-esque etherealities and throbbing drone to harmonica-led rumbles that are pitched somewhere between lights-low Dylan and a drunk-at-the-wheel Augustus Pablo.
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Explosions In The Sky
The Wilderness

The post-rock veterans return to claim their rightful position. The Wilderness is a reminder of just how grand, intimate and emotive Explosions in the Sky can be. Their instrumental, and experimental, rock is formed from tight, innovative playing and the dense interplay of textures and sounds. This is their first non-soundtrack album since 2011 and comes on very fancy double vinyl LP.
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BC Camplight
Deportation Blues

Mental illness and addiction left Philadelphia-dwelling Brian Christinzio relocating to Manchester for a fresh start. He recorded the last BC Camplight album, How To Die In The North there with a new band. As soon as it was released he found out he was being deported. After going through a lot of red tape, his Italian grandparentage finally came up trumps and allowed him back to his Manchester life. Then Brexit happened. Deportation Blues is fuelled by the difficulty Christinzio has suffered since his deportation. The lyrics are from an angry place, but are delivered with such grace and melodic beauty, typical of Christinzio's previous work. 
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Various
Paradise: The Sound Of Ivor Raymonde

Not many people are in the position to release records by their dad but head Bella Union honcho Simon Raymonde had a most unusual childhood. From seeing Scott Walker in his back garden to watching dad on 'Hancock's Half Hour' the boy didn't realise at the time the range and influence of his dad. But now he does and here is a lovingly compiled compilation of dad's best bits from hits with Dusty Springfield and the Walker Brothers to obscurities, unearthed gems and everything in between.   
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Hilang Child
Years

Bella Union with another yet another record of big-room indie niceness here. This time the accused is Ed Ridman, also known as Hilang Child, and his debut LP Years. These are ten tracks of chest-puffed-out, angel-voiced electro-indie that references everyone from Wild Beasts to Death Cab To Cutie. Will sound great as you crack open your fourth can of craft cider during the late-afternoon slot at Latitude.
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The Drowning Craze
Singles '81 - '82

Cynics would say that short-lived 80s post-punk group Drowning Craze are only getting a reissue on Bella Union because bassist Simon Raymonde set up the label. Others would say that they’re there on merit. Personally we’d opt for the latter - just try to resist the zippy punk-funk of debut single ‘Storage Case’, which was NME Single Of The Week when it came out. This compilation collects their entire discography (three singles), and for a limited time will also come with a cassette of their 1982 Peel Session.
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The Innocence Mission
Sun On The Square

The Innocence Mission have been around a while now, but Sun On The Square marks the Pennsylvania trio’s first LP for Bella Union. You can see why the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Iron And Wine list them among their favourite acts. The group’s mix of guitar, strings, ukelele and Karen Peris’ lovely voice has clearly had a strong influence on the work of both of those artists. The band stick to their guns on this album, but why change when you’ve got a good thing going?
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Field Division
Dark Matter Dreams

Bella Union didn’t need another retro-rock act, but they went and got themselves one anyway. Greedy. The debut LP from Field Division nestles neatly alongside fellow BU acts like Karl Blau and Beach House in delivering some old thrills in new clothes. Dark Matter Dreams draws from Fleetwood Mac, classic Americana and … you know, all that other stuff that bands like this are influenced by. The harmonies are very nice, the the songwriting is tight, vinyl is silver, and they're going to be massive.
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Karl Blau
Introducing Karl Blau

Karl Blau chooses to introduce himself with a carefully-selected array of country covers, each taken from a fertile period in Nashville’s history. Townes Van Zandt, Tom T. Hall and The Bee Gees are all interpreted in new directions, with help from Steve Moore and Tucker Martine. Thoughtful modern country. Introducing Karl Blau is released on Bella Union.
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Father John Misty
God’s Favorite Customer

Oh hold on, so what happened to that wife he spent hours and hours droning on about? Because the press release here says 'God’s Favorite Customer 'reflects on the experience of being caught between the vertigo of heartbreak and the manic throes of freedom'. Is it because he sounds like Elton John? Anyway ‘God’s Favorite Customer’ was produced by Tillmann....blah blah...... features Jonathan Wilson blah blah.*Fingers in ears* *not listening. 
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Ari Roar
Calm Down

Who doesn't love green vinyl? Bella Union continue their run of badass releases with this album from Texan singer/songwriter Caleb Campbell, aka Ari Roar, a 60's-inspired pop record that fuses languid, lo-fi vibes with garage-band energy. Nods to psychedelia amp up the energy, while Campbell's tender voice delivers intimacy and immediacy. 
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Tiny Ruins
Some Were Meant For Sea


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Laura Veirs
Fading of Stars


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Laura Veirs
The Lookout

When she’s not teaching kids to play the guitar, Laura Veirs is a singer/songwriter. A good one too. The Lookout is her tenth album and first since her collaboration with like-minds Neko Case and K.D. Lang. The Lookout is inspired by wanting to take care, be aware and look after each other. This need was fired in Veirs, like so many things these days, by the aftermath of Donald Trump becoming president. The velvet voices of Jim James and Sufjan Stevens feature. Gold coloured vinyl LP and CD on Bella Union.
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The Beat Escape
Life Is Short The Answer's Long

Montreal duo The Beat Escape come through with their debut LP for Bella Union. It’s an expansive, glacial synth-pop record that sounds like something from the golden age of Factory Records given a makeover for the Twin Peaks soundtrack. Tracks like ‘Seeing Is Forgetting’ and opener ‘Sign Of Age’ marry near-ambient synth work to minimal drum patterning and vocals so cloaked in reverb they might have been recorded in a canyon.
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Baloji
137 Avenue Kaniama

Congolese artist Baloji works as a sort of stylistic lightning rod on his latest LP. Bringing together pop stylings from all over Africa - he even goes so far as to jack the instrumental of Dur Dur’s mighty ‘Dooyo’ for lead single ‘Soleil De Volt’ - Baloji turns 137 Avenue Kanaima into a celebration of Pan-Africanism and continental resilience, all married to a disco beat.
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Midlake
The Trials of Van Occupanther (10th Anniversary Edition)

Midlake’s breakthrough album The Trials Of Van Occupanther gets a deluxe reissue to celebrate its tenth birthday. Certainly a substantial record, and a turning point for the rise of bearded harmony-heavy Americana. Pressed to gold 180g vinyl housed in new artwork along with a poster and a bonus 7” containing two unreleased tracks. Deluxe indeed!

Ezra Furman
Big Fugitive Life

Ezra Furman has done a lot for our office unity in that we all hate him. However outside of these four walls he's very popular what with his squeaky songs and disregard for saxophone conventions. This is a collection of songs that seem to have all found a home here and Ezra touchingly dedicates it to all the refugees of the world.
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Creep Show
Mr. Dynamite

Creep Show is a collaboration between John Grant and dark, electronic funksters Wrangler. Their debut album, Mr. Dynamite, is a surreal and experimental journey through the brooding underbelly of pop and funk. They throw together sounds from every imaginable analogue drum machine and synth you can imagine. John Grant’s penchant for dark humour in his lyrics is present and reinforced by Wrangler vocalist, Stephen Mallinder, of Cabaret Voltare fame. LP and CD on Bella Union.
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Jonathan Wilson
Rare Birds

Super-producer, maker of very long albums and friend to the stars Jonathan Wilson is back with his third full length album. Though his previous two records harked back to the Laurel Canyon scene of the late 60s, this his third full length is enamoured by 80's production of the likes of Peter Gabriel and Talk Talk. Thus making his widescreen music sound a lot like that of War on Drugs.   
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The Flaming Lips
With A Little Help From My Fwends

In absolutely horrific news, Flaming Lips have seen fit to re-make 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band' with a selection of people they call their 'fwends', the thought of which makes me puke with the whole matey celeb pointlessness of it. Miley Cyrus is on there as is Juliana Barwick and My Morning Jacket. Sometimes the worst ideas turn out ok but I have visions of the Bee Gees still despairing appearance of the film version of the album back in 1978. Flaming Lips have done some good music over the years so I hold out some kind of hope. But on paper a terrible, back-slapping,  vapid idea. 
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Ezra Furman
Transangelic Exodus

Ezra Furman presents Transangelic Exodus, a somewhat epic queer song-suite following a narrative about being in love with an illegal angel. Furman is a real showman and a dramatic songwriter, and his personality drives these songs on and on. Transangelic Exodus is a powerful statement made in defiance of contemporary America. On Bella Union.
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Psychic Markers
Hardly Strangers

One week cooped-up in Devon later, and Psychic Marker’s neo-psychedelic, hypnotic LP ‘Hardly Strangers’ was born. Far from sounding like a ‘difficult second album’, pop-tinged energy and cinematic intensity pours out of their distorted guitars and vocals like waves off the Devonshire coast. Maybe you heard them touring with Homeshake, Morgan Delt or Ulrika Space. Maybe you didn’t. In any case, give it a listen. On Bella Union.

Ultimate Painting
Up!

Ultimate Painting decided to rethink things for their fourth album, Up! They thought they’d make an album with synths and drum machines. Then they realised that doing such a thing didn’t feel right and scrapped what they’d been working on. Reverting to the if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it approach of Loaded-era Velvet Underground influenced guitar pop was the right thing to do. Newly signed to Bella Union, it looks like the duo have made their best album yet.

Xylouris White
Mother

Mother is the third album by drum and lute combo, Xylouris White. The duo consist of Dirty Three drummer, Jim White and lute-playing Crete native, George Xylouris of Xylouris Ensemble. The album forms the third part of loose trilogy of albums with 2014’s Goats and 2016’s Black Peak. Jim White is known for collaborating with a number of artists including Smog, PJ Harvey, Cat Power, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and most recently on Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett’s Lotta Sea Lice.
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Lanterns On The Lake
Live With Royal Northern Sinfonia

Documentation of Newcastle’s Lanterns On The Lake performing a remarkable live show with the forty-piece Royal Northern Sinfonia orchestra. Ten of the band’s tracks have been expanded and spun out to incorporate the full scope of the orchestra’s power, offering we listeners grander versions of the material. Double LP release from Bella Union.
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Sumie
Lost In Light

Bella Union issuing a wonderful gem of a record from Sumie, a Swedish born singer-songwriter with a magical knack for intimate storytelling and dream weaving. With her voice a core of immense clarity and richness, Sumie is joined by a number of guests to bring further nuances and shades to the overall beautiful and involving sound.
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John Grant
Gets Schooled

John Grant - the Father John Misty it’s OK to like - has his limited edish Rough Trade EP Gets Schooled repressed by Bella Union. Each of these five tracks finds Grant dueting with a different leftfield folk luminary. Sinead O’Connor is the headline name, but we also have appearances from Villagers, Beth Orton, Conor O’Brien and Damien Dempsey.

Lost Horizons
Ojala

Despite having a sleeve which looks like a black metal opus, Lost Horizons is the new project of Simon Raymonde once of Cocteau Twins now of Bella Union. He's teamed up here with former Dif Juz drummer Richie Thomas. Guests are aplenty including Marissa Nadler Ghostpoet and most fascinatingly Karen Peris of the horribly underrated Innocence Mission 
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Philip Selway
Let Me Go

This is the third solo album from the Radiohead drummer but differs from his previous albums in that this is the soundtrack to the film drama Let Me Go. Mirroring the film's haunted nature the soundtrack is made up from melancholic strings and piano alongside more unusual instruments such as musical saw and glockenspiel. 
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Broen
I <3 Art

Norwegian indie pop group Broen’s second full length album is one of those that goes to show “indie-pop” can mean just about anything. The group, made up of members from acts such as Atomic, Mummu, and Your Headlights Are On fuse funk, jazz, twee pop and electronic experimental freedoms into such a joyful record. LP and CD on Bella Union.
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Susanne Sundfør
Music For People In Trouble

Astonishingly, Music For People In Trouble is already Susanne Sundfor's seventh album. The celebrated Norwegian singer-songwriter promises now to take us on an emotional roller-coaster ride. Inspiration for the record came from her globe-spanning travels across diverse environments and politically contrasting worlds. A soundtrack to modern day existential anxieties; sounds fun. On Bella Union.
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Soundwalk Collective with Jesse Paris Smith (featuring Patti Smith)
Killer Road

Soundwalk Collective were pleased and surprised to end up working with Patti Smith after a chance airplane meeting. Together with Patti’s daughter Jesse Paris Smith, the ensemble pay tribute to Nico, reinterpreting her lyrics and sonically representing different aspects of the Killer Road on which Nico had her fatal bike accident. An eerie and woozy stretch of semi-ambience and spoken-word, out on Bella Union.
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Karl Blau
Out Her Space

Karl Blau is a busy musical man, and has been for many years, but it is only recently that his solo material has started getting wide distribution. Out Her Space is a new album of all-original material, recorded with a band of MegaFaun and Fleet Foxes members. Perfectly produced good-time country-soul, out on Bella Union.
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My Sad Captains
Sun Bridge

Lustrous dream pop is the name of the game for My Sad Captains who after a line up reshuffle continue to make their vast and expansive music. Though there are elements of kraut rock and psych wibbling in place this promises to be an album for fans of beautifully realised intricate shoegaze and guitar pop. 
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Beach House
B-Sides and Rarities

Beach House present a comprehensive selection of their B-sides and rare tracks in one handy compilation, with recordings that stretch from 2005 to 2015. Treats include a surprising cover of Queen’s ‘Play The Game’ and a slowed down ‘Cough Syrup Remix’ of ‘10 Mile Stereo’, as well as tracks that have been newly mixed and mastered to suit this release. B-Sides and Rarities is out on Bella Union.
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Dirty Three
UFKUKO

The first ever EP by the mournful power trio of Warren Ellis, Mick Turner and Jim White, aka the majestic Dirty Three. UFKUKO, which appears here on the vinyl format for the first time ever, is an excellent example of the group’s magical sound, which seems to emanate from the very skies and seas themselves. Bella Union reissue.
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Father John Misty
Pure Comedy

Here he comes again 'The Dancing Man' whose varied folk stylings on 'I Love You Honeybear' sent him from folk also-ran to beard of a generation. That album's mix of confessional songwriting, daring lyricism and evocative and diverse production made it more than just another folk album. I wonder how many songs on this much anticipated follow up are about his wife?  
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The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips Onboard the International Space Station Concert for Peace

The Flaming Lips recreate seven cuts from their newest album Oczy Mlody in live performance at the International Space Station Concert for Peace, although we should warn you that this concert might possibly have been fictional… The music is tangible and real though, and bursting with psychedelic spacey life, as ever. Vinyl release on Bella Union.
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Mammút
Kinder Versions

If you’re a fan of the Icelandic sound (there definitely is one) Mammút bring it in spades on their new album on Bella Union Kinder Versions. Post rock meets psychedelic, not as far or ethereal as Sigur Ros, but the gentleness is there, topped with the Björk meets Karin Andersson (The Knife/Fever Ray) vocals of Katrína Mogensen.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA642V)
  • CD (BELLA642CD)

Will Stratton
Rosewood Almanac

Rosewood Almanac is the ten-piece release from Will Stratton. The record is a fluidly effortless collection of songs and contains ten delicately constructed pieces of art, that include a combination of beautiful and personal lyrics. A gentle mix of folk and acoustic music paired with breathy vocals. Available on Vinyl LP and CD.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA616V)
  • CD (BELLA616CD)

Celebration
Wounded Healer

In what amounts to a dreamy record, drenched in psychedelic surroundings, Wounded Healer is the stunning 2017 release of Maryland-based trio Celebration. In personifying what the group describe as a "contrasting" three recent years, the release tackles an array of emotions - remaining consistent and grounded.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA639V)
  • CD (BELLA639CD)

BNQT
Volume 1

How to sell records in 2017. Form a supergroup that contains literally everyone who has recorded music. Here is a supergroup containing members of Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Fran Healy of Travis, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy. Really this is the brainchild of Eric Pulido of Midlake with the others guesting on the odd track but it's going to look really good on the sticker. Lead track 'Restart' begs the question 'How many members of Championship indie rock does it take to sound like Gary Glitter'? 
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA620V)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (BELLA620CD)
  • Label(s):
  • Bella Union

Midlake
Live In Denton

Midlake love their hometown don't you know, and with their now rather famous brand of indie pop, they come in for a victory lap in the place they once blossomed from. Live In Denton is the band doing the delicate thing they do on stage, so chances are it is recommended if you like Midlake. 
  • Vinyl 12" (BELLA486V)
  • Limited edition

Lydia Ainsworth
Darling Of The Afterglow

'Darling of The Afterglow' is the sophomore album by Lydia Ainsworth. She knows just exactly what to surround her dramatic voice with: trap beats and shimmery R&B as well as grand quasi-classical arrangements. The record contains a collaboration with Toronto’s up-and-coming progressive musicians, and encompasses synth-pop with modern indie and experimental pop. Described as ‘a woven collection of weird-gothic and future-pop’ it's available on LP and CD with a download code.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA626V)
  • CD (BELLA626CD)

Holly Macve
Golden Eagle

Straightforwardly classic-sounding American Country & Western music from an unlikely source: the 21-year-old English singer Holly Macve. Golden Eagle, which was recorded in Newcastle, feels older and more experienced than its years, and Holly’s voice is a remarkable sound. Out on Bella Union.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA550V)
  • CD (BELLA550CD)

Deep Throat Choir
Be Ok

Deep Throat Choir is Luisa Gerstein’s ensemble, for which the rules are simple: only female voices and drums feature. Be OK is their debut full-length recording, and contains a mixture of original songs and inventive arrangements of songs by the likes of Electrelane, Bjork, Amy Winehouse and more. Out on Bella Union.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA613V)

Lowly
Heba

As far as Danish noise-pop debuts go, “Heba” by Lowly, a quintet who formed as a result of the member’s time spent together at musical academy, Aarhus, Denmark, is one of the best. Multilayered instrumentation, which sees vocals, guitars, synths, and laptops laid atop one another to create a vivid and textured bed of sound, really is the star of this release.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA568V)
  • CD (BELLA568CD)

Lift To Experience
The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads

We see plenty of these fancy deluxe box-set reissues, perhaps too many, but sometimes the lavish treatment is richly deserved, as in the case of Lift To Experience’s only album. The Texas-Jerusalem Crosswords is a strange and wonderful rock epic that you really need to hear. And if you already know and love it, the 2LP box-set also includes the band’s super-rare EP and Peel Session. Yeah!
  • Label(s):
  • Bella Union

The Flaming Lips
Oczy Mlody

Fewer band's have remained so deliciously weird and consistently influential in the universe of alternative rock than The Flaming Lips. Led by the eerie and pounding The Castle, Oczy Mlody becomes the latest addition to a bulging catalogue - which continues to reinvent and surprise over 24 years down the line.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BELLA584VX)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA584V)
  • CD (BELLA584CD)

Lydia Ainsworth
Darling Of The Afterglow

Lydia Ainsworth sounds like a proper contemporary pop star on second album Darling Of The Afterglow. She knows just exactly what to surround her dramatic voice with: trap beats and shimmery R&B as well as grand quasi-classical arrangements. She’s got all the bases covered! CD and vinyl editions on Bella Union.

Horse Thief
Trials & Truths

Horse Thief are a roaming band of Oklahoma fellas, making earnest and Americana-flavoured indie rock with a friendly face. Trials & Truths is their second full-length album, with songs that cover some of the subjects that inevitably spring from being a young band breaking the scene: touring life, relationships etc. Released by Bella Union on CD and gold vinyl LP.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA553V)
  • CD (BELLA553CD)

Various
Lola Rennt / Run Lola Run - Original Soundtrack

The soundtrack to Run Lola Run is as memorable and atmospheric as the film itself, pulsing with the energy and drama of 1990’s Berlin. More techno-influenced than most film soundtracks, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek and Twyker did a great job pumping up the action of the film, and you can now enjoy their work on suitably cherry-coloured vinyl, courtesy of Bella Union.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BELLA569V)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Label(s):
  • Bella Union

Tasseomancy
Do Easy

As retro as its ethereal music videos and littered with wavy soft synths and echoing vocals, Do Easy is the accessible psych-pop produce of Canadians Tasseomancy. Tracks such as Missoula and Dead Can Dance & Neil Young are bound to send listeners on a serene and snug trance into the abyss.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA579V)
  • CD (BELLA579CD)

The Trouble With Templeton
Someday, Buddy

The Trouble With Templeton are an Australian band with the strong flavour of old-time Southern USA: those regions' folk traditions seem to have seeped into the band. Someday, Buddy is a very direct record, as though Thomas Calder is staring right at you as he sings his tender songs. CD and white vinyl release on Bella Union.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA574V)
  • CD (BELLA574CD)

The Czars
Goodbye


  • CD (BELLACD80)
  • Label(s):
  • Bella Union

The Beat Escape
The Beat Escape

Starkly immediate and organic, is the self-titled record thought-up by Montreal duo - The Beat Escape. Naked drum machines sit alongside haunting harmonies and faint chord progressions, that conjure up both nostalgia and melancholy. Lo-fi, yet smooth - this is the height of chilled. Close your eyes, and escape into this otherworldly universe.
  • Vinyl 12" (BELLA571V)

Pavo Pavo
Young Narrator In The Breakers

As otherworldy and retrofuturist as its utopian record sleeve, Young Narrator In The Breakers is the 2016-born brainchild of Pavo Pavo. The Brooklyn-based five-piece flex their weightless off-kilter pop into a multitude of spaces in what amounts to a thoroughly inquisitive yet enjoyable offering.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA580V)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (BELLA580CD)

Xylouris White
Black Peak

Dirty Three post-rock snoozer Jim White, who isn't a snooker player, once again joins forces with lute player Giorgos Xylouris in their lazily named supergroup Xylouris White. I'll give them a free pass once more as their music continues to be frenetic, moving at joyful accelerations. They follow up Goat with Black Peak, another record of loosely-tightened drums with compelling rhythms, jaunty lute riffing and trembling vocal ecstasy. 
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA570V)
  • CD (BELLA570CD)

Arc Iris
Moon Saloon

Follow-up to 2014's eponymous debut, 'Moon Salon' is a heavier and less whimsical offering from Rhode Island-based Arc Iris. The band have built up a worldwide following, not least due to their elaborate live performances and stage shows. Singer Jocie Adams wrote all the songs in a log cabin with no electricity or running water, trivia fans. LP on Bella Union.
  • CD (BELLA544CD)

exmagician
Scan The Blue

exmagician thrown together a heady swirl of influences and sources for new album Scan The Blue. Field recordings and synthesisers all play their part in adding flavour to the sturdy garage rock tunes that propel the record. Songs of “hope, trust and revenge” the band assure us. Released by Bella Union.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA540V)
  • CD (BELLA540CD)

Dirty Three
Dirty Three

Gorgeous reissue of Dirty Three’s self titled second album on heavyweight 180 gram double red vinyl. One of many outings which see long time collaborators Warren Ellis and Nick Cave showcasing yet another string of their collective bow. If you like Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Grinderman, or any of their score work, Dirty Three are a must. On Bella Union Records.
  • Label(s):
  • Bella Union

Explosions In The Sky
Take Care, Take Care, Take Care


  • Vinyl Double LP (TRR199LP)

Tiny Ruins
Dream Wave

Proving that the world runs on hook ups, songstress Lorde forwarded this track by NZ songstress Tiny Ruins to coffee-drenched film director David Lynch and he liked it so much he wanted to produce it. The result is a lovely elegiac song which in it verses sounds not unlike the early, spooky Red House Painters. Really beautiful stuff. 

Jambinai
A Hermitage

Strange one this from the normally safe-as-houses Bella Union. Jambinai are a South Korean trio who marry post rock dynamics with Korean folk roots using a mixture of exotic stringed things. They create droning mantra's that explode into shards of noise that is certainly not for the faint hearted but is already finding fans in our office. 
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA535V)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Fiona Brice
Postcards From

You’ve probably heard Fiona Brice’s violin, piano, composition or arrangement skills on some of your favourite artist’s recordings: Beyonce, Midlake, Jarvis Cocker all qualify, although BBC News doesn’t (it's Brice, not Bruce, ok?). Postcards From is her solo debut, and it is a gorgeously rich listen. Out on Bella Union.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA546V)
  • CD (BELLA546CD)

Marissa Nadler
Strangers

Marissa Nadler’s music tends to be smooth, dark and dramatic: like an image reflected in the shiny black surface of a grand piano. Strangers finds Nadler writing characters, characters who often find themselves in surreal scenarios evoked by rich instrumentation. Strangers is a joint release between Sacred Bones and Bella Union, available as CD or LP.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA531V)
  • CD (BELLA531CD)

Doomsquad
Total Time

Doomsquad is a Toronto-based art project made up of siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas. Hypnotic pulsating analogue synthesizer ladened beats akin to The Knife and vocal delivery that wouldn’t go amiss in dancier counterparts. The list of guest players include Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck, Mike Haliechuk of Fucked Up, and industrial noise artist HUREN.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA529V)
  • CD (BELLA529CD)

Ezra Furman
Songs By Others

This is a limited transparent vinyl LP in which the gender-blurring rocker has a crack at covering some of his favourite songs by the likes of the Replacements, Little Richard, Beck, Arcade Fire and more. I was hoping his cover of Bill Fox's 'My Baby Crying' would be on here but you can't have everything in life can you? 

Xiu Xiu
Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

This is, disappointingly, not Jamie Stewart covering the music of recent indie pop band Twin Peaks; instead, he sinks deep into the waters of David Lynch's weirdo soap opera, interpreting his inappropriately sentimental and hilarious score with the usual Xiu Xiu magic: a kind of grotesque prettiness that would surely appeal to the Crazy Clown Time man. Re-issued from original RSD release rendering the day even more pointless than it already is. 
  • CD (BELLA543CD)

Marissa Nadler
July


  • CD (BELLACD432)

PINS
Girls Like Us


  • Vinyl LP (BELLAV414)
  • Label(s):
  • Bella Union

Beach House
Teen Dream

Silky dream pop duo Beach House combine subliminal guitar melodies with flickering programmed drums into closely knotted pop songs that wrap up around the listener. Teen Dream is a high watermark of their career, a quietly massive record that feels at once widescreen and whispered.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BELLAV225)
  • CD (BELLACD225)

Explosions In The Sky
All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone


  • Vinyl Double LP (TRR99LP)

Our Broken Garden
When Your Blackening Shows


  • Vinyl LP (BELLA195V)
  • Limited edition

Beach House
Beach House


  • Vinyl LP (BELLAV144)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

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