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Don Bryant
You Make Me Feel

Now deep into his 70s Don Bryant is best known as a songwriter in particular for the Hi Records imprint. He only fairly recently returned to his original love of soul music and this latest collection features new versions of classic material alongside previously unreleased material and late flowering songs that exemplify the wide emotional palette of this under sung artist. 
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Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt (50th Anniversary Edition)

This self-titled album was actually Townes Van Zandt's third album but includes re-recordings for four songs from his debut as Van Zandt was unhappy with the earlier production. Alongside Our Mother the Mountain it contains some of his best and most enduring work and includes future classics such as For the Sake of the Song.
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Lightning Bug
October Song

The creative team of songwriter Audrey Kang, multi-instrumentalist Kevin Copeland and producer Logan Miley deliver another exceptional Lightning Bug release, this time a nine-track 12” vinyl EP titled October Song. Their unspoken bond is on display yet again, and sees Kang exploring and detailing what it means to be alive. 

Cassowary
Cassowary

Cassowary is Miles Shannon, a multi-instrumentalist. He makes music that takes in all the sounds his hometown of Los Angeles makes. His eponymous debut is a genre-blending, sun-soaked, post-disco daze that also takes in classic rock, jazz and the minimalist hypnosis of Steve Reich and Philip Glass. It is very much the zeitgeist as far as L.A. is concerned. 
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X
ALPHABETLAND

Shortly after the 40th anniversary of their seminal debut album, L.A. punk icons X deliver their first studio album in a mind-boggling 27 years, and their first with their original line-up since 1985. Predominantly consisting of newly written material - although a couple of tracks date back to the late Seventies! - Alphabetland finds Exene Cervenka and co. in rude health. 
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  • X
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Why Bonnie
Voice Box

The debut EP release on Fat Possum for Blair Howerton’s creatively blossoming project Why Bonnie, and her third EP altogether, Voice Box is another demonstration of her forceful singing voice, her equally striking lyrical style, and the gentle Snail Mail-esque guitar pop she uses to propel them. 
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Ellis
Born Again

Canadian musician Ellis aka Linnea Sigglekow follows her debut EP Fuzz from a couple of years ago and support slots with Soccer Mommy and Alvvays with her full length debut, Born Again. She is being touted in various places as one of the artists to watch in 2020. She plays a kind of shoegazey / dream pop / folky / soft-psychedelic music - melodic and ethereal. On Fat Possum.

The Districts
You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere

Pennsylvania indie-rockers, The Districts, are back with their fourth album, You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere. It’s the follow-up to their well received 2017 album, Popular Manipulations. The band’s front man, Rob Grote, describes the album title as being unachievable, putting off death and sticking around forever with your better half. I’m guessing he likes to dream about that though.
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Insecure Men
Insecure Men

The Dr. Jekyll to Fat White Family’s Mr. Hyde, Insecure Men sees Fat White-ers Saul Adamczewsi and Nathan Saoudi try their hand at some sort of Lynch-ian sugar-pop. While the ultra-low-budget sound nestles this record next to FWF’s Champagne Holocaust, Insecure Men has a nice woozy feel that sees it fit nicely into the Fat Possum stable.
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Townes Van Zandt
Our Mother The Mountain (50th Anniversary Edition)

Luxury 50th anniversary re-issue of one of Townes Van Zandt's most enduring works. It stripped back the lavish production of his debut For The Sake of the Song allowing the real genius of the songwriter to shine through. It contains some of his best known works and is considered an American folk classic. Comes on 180g vinyl in tip-on sleeve.  
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Royal Trux
Quantum Entanglement

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Royal Trux
Cats and Dogs

Cats and Dogs was the fourth album by never knowingly not wasted duo Royal Trux. It blends the experimental isn't of their previous work with an increasing song driven the Rolling Stones influence.  In fact the 'Trux often come across as a kind of mutant 'Stones,  taking their classic rock 'n' roll churn to far out sonic places. 

Sunflower Bean
Show Me Your Seven Secrets

Sunflower Bean are a New York band with a sound somewhere between shoegaze and certain strands of post-punk. The Show Me Your Seven Secrets EP is their debut release, and it makes for a very strong introduction. Six tracks of thickly-produced, tight-yet-loose jams, pressed to clear vinyl on Fat Possum.
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Hoops
Tapes #1-3

Hoops, or in everyday life Drew Auscherman, has released three EPs of lo-fi guitar + electronics pop on cassette over the last few years. Now, the opportunity has arisen to acquire all that tasty material on the vinyl format! The warm warble of the original tape production is still there, but the convenience and prestige suits the quality of the material. Double LP from Fat Possum.
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Hoops
Routines

If you can't get enough of that nostalgic and plaintive jangle pop sound as purveyed by the likes of Real Estate, Horsebeach and Wild Nothing then Hoops could be the band for you. After their excellent and swoonsome self titled 12" last year 'Routines' promises an album of perky pop and sweet treats for fans of the Smiths and Sarah Records.  
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RVG
A Quality of Mercy

This item has the same name as RVG’s debut full-length album, but please take note! This is the single, featuring the first track from that record along with a B-side you shan’t find elsewhere. A Quality Of Mercy was recorded live in a pub, and bristles with the appropriate energy of the context. 12” single on Fat Possum.
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X
Delta 88 Nightmare / Cyrano Deberger's Back

This one is sure to excite punks young and old. ‘Delta 88 Nightmare’/‘Cyrano Deberger’s Back’ is more than the first new music from LA stalwarts X since 1993 - it’s the first record the band have recorded in their original lineup since all the way back in 1985 (these tunes, it should be noted, were written way back in the early 80s but never taped until now). They may be older these days, but this pair of riotous, Dead Kennedy’s-esque beatdowns are proof that X still haven’t lost the fire.
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  • X
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  • Fat Possum

Camu Tao
Kings of Hearts

Fat Possum re-issues the fourth and final album from the late rapper and producer Camu Tao, first released back in 2010 after the star’s tragically early death from lung cancer at just 30 years old. Delayed from its original 2008 release and involving El-P (now one half of Run The Jewels), King of Hearts was sadly doomed to act as an epitaph, rather than the mainstream-crashing modern classic that it might have been in a just world. 
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The Human Switchboard
Fly-In

Human Switchboard were a new wave/punk band from Cleveland, Ohio. Fly-In was their debut EP from 1977. The songs were mixed by David Thomas of Cleveland, Ohio new wave/punk legends, Pere Ubu. The band went on to sign for the IRS label, know for their early REM releases. This reissue EP contains a 25-page zine with relevant articles, gig posters and flyers.
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Empath
Active Listening: Night On Earth

Empath were formed in Philadelphia by Garrett Koloski, Emily "Jem" Shanahan, Catherine Elicson and Randall Coon. Between them they have played in the bands Perfect Pussy and Waxahatchee. They make a kind of noisy, but non-aggressive version of punk and have been compared to Broken Social Scene, Sonic Youth, Times New Viking, New Age and Priests. Their debut album is 'Active Listening: Night On Earth'.
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The Districts
The Districts

Pennsylvania indie rock four-piece The Districts are now three albums into their career. Skip back five years and you’ll find their eponymous debut EP for Fat Possum. Here it is reissued with an additional track, Silver Couplets, a BBC session version of a live fave from their debut album, Telephone.
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Royal Trux / Ariel Pink
Pink Stuff

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Townes Van Zandt
The Best of Townes Van Zandt

Have you heard of Townes Van Zandt? Well he's a master of American Folk music with an extensive back catalogue. Can't be bothered to look into all its nooks and crevices? Well why not start with a Best of Townes Van Zandt? Here is a gatefold 2LP vinyl version of the best bits from his storied and often troubled career All the brilliant moments are here...delve in and you'll be smitten there's no doubt.    
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AA Bondy
Enderness

‘Enderness’ is the first album from AA Bondy in eight years, a ten track LP on Fat Possum. It’s a record of largely stripped bare pop songs, the recording completed a day before his home was burnt down in a wildfire. He spent the time of recording alone, and the records simple and unaccompanied motifs speak to this solitude, but there’s a beauty to this private world.
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Soccer Mommy
For Young Heart

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Human Switchboard
Who's Landing In My Hangar?

Human Switchboard come from Cleveland, Ohio. Their early ‘80s punk leanings are inspired by The Velvet Underground. Who’s Landing In My Hangar?  was their debut studio album from 1981. It was critically successful upon its release, but poor sales at the time means has to go down as one of those lost classics. Fortunately, you have your chance again, though. On Fat Possum

Ellis
The Fuzz

Ellis is an indie rock/slowcore/dream pop singer/songwriter from Hamilton, Ontario. The Ellis name is play on her own initials: Linnea Sigglekow - L.S. Her debut EP is called The Fuzz. If you’ve invested time and money into fellow Canadians Alvvays or perhaps Mazzy Star or Berkshire’s shoegaze heroes, Slowdive, then Ellis may be the artist for you. 6-track 12” on Fat Possum.
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Townes Van Zandt
Sky Blue

Sky Blue is a collection of previously unreleased acoustic songs by legendary American singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt. He made the recordings in 1973 and they are released to celebrate what would have been his 75th birthday. The album contains early workouts of classics such as 'Poncho & Lefty' and 'Silver Ships of Andalar'.
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Kadhja Bonet
Childqueen

Kadjha Bonet follows up her beautiful 'The Visitor' record of 2015 with another album full of sumptuous chocolatey soul, titled Childqueen. Last we heard of Ms Bonet, the L.A. singer was wrapping her mellifluous vocal tones around some highly melodic and harmonious old-schooly tunes channeling the Memphis sound perfectly. Here is a full LP and CD of similar, courtesy our friends at Fat Possum records.
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Royal Trux
Accelerator


Al Green
The Hi Records Singles

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Royal Trux
White Stuff

First new album in 19 years from 'the Worlds Greatest Rock and Roll Band'. When I think of Royal Trux I can only remember the time my brother  - when asked by their record label where the band could stay after a Leeds show - suggested a quaint ivy clad Wetherby guest house complete with trademark poodle yapping about. How Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty would have fitted in in such environs would have been interesting given their rock and roll debauchery image and love for the white stuff they presumably titled this album after.  

Liz Brasher
Painted Image

After a year of touring with The Psychedelic Furs and The Zombies, Memphis, Tennessee's Liz Brasher is releasing her debut album Painted Image. On it she plays a gospel and soul influenced country rock that stays true to the southern music tradition she's a part of, as well as her own experiences like that of singing hymns in a Spanish church.
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Self-titled 2011 debut album on the Fat Possum label from American/New Zealand indie-pop favourites Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Ruban Nielson’s “junkshop record collector pop” vision took flight the first time around, as Unknown Mortal Orchestra scooped NZ’s Taite Music Prize the year after its release. 

Surfbort
Friendship Music

Surfbort are a Brooklyn band who take their influences from ‘80s US punk bands. This is in-your-face rock ‘n’ roll that is delivered with love. Friendship Music has been released through a joint venture between Fat Possum and Cult Records, the label owned by Julian Casablancas. Available on LP or CD.
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The Black Keys
Thickfreakness

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Kadhja Bonet
The Visitor

Kadhja Bonet makes her recording debut with this EP for Headcount. Dwelling in Los Angeles, it's hard not to hear a little of the Flying Lotus / Brainfeeder influence in Bonet’s psychedelically-tinged jazzy sound. She writes and sings electronic neo-R&B music, but with plenty of that spacey flair. This release adds 4 previous singles to The Visitor’s 6 tracks.
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  • Fat Possum

Insecure Men
Karaoke for One: Vol. 1

As we don't work in the London-based media, we don't get on with all the Fat White Family and related stuff we have been told to like so the likes of Insecure Men have rather passed us by. No doubt the Quietus will be on board with this new album from the toothless wonders as they rattle through covers from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, The Carpenters and Peter Andre. One for the end of year lists.     
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Soccer Mommy
Henry / I'm On Fire

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The Districts
Telephone

Debut full-length album from The Districts, who manage to write and record the whole thing before they even left high school! Nicely done guys. Telephone, from 2012, is an Americana-rock record driven by a rootsy guitar sound and full-bodied vocals that have an impressive amount of character for one so young. 9 tracks pressed to vinyl, with a download code for the full 13 included.
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  • Fat Possum

RVG
A Quality of Mercy

RVG are an Australian band, kicking off their career of recordings with a tight eight-song debut set. A Quality Of Mercy was recorded at the group’s favourite Melbourne venue, a pub called The Tote, and the flavour of old pub rock is certainly mixed in here, along with more angular influences. Vinyl release, courtesy of Fat Possum.
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Soccer Mommy
Clean

Soccer Mommy, aka Sophie Allison, a 20 year old from Nashville, has previously made some lovely mid-fi music that would please fans of Boston bands of the 1990s, as detailed on her recent compilation, Collection. Her proper debut album, Clean, gives her a bigger stage and bigger production values, but the songs remain true to her roots. Clean was produced by War On Drugs/Deerhunter producer, Gabe Wax.

Twin Peaks
Sweet '17 Singles

'Sweet '17 Singles' is a compilation of 7" tracks that were released earlier this year, selling out almost immediately. Together they form a consistent and quite lovely record, full of wistful bluesy swing that's reminiscent of Women, though with a pastorally psychedelic tone not a million miles from Van Morrison.

Al Green
Let's Stay Together

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Townes Van Zandt
Rear View Mirror

Some 27 years ago, master singer/songwriter and master of sadness, Townes Van Zandt began re-recording his best-loved songs for a three disc anthology which ultimately failed to appear. Rear View Mirror was originally released on Austin-based label, Sundown in 1993. It collects together 17 tracks from those sessions, which, in origin, date back to 1968. Double LP on Fat Possum
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Don Bryant
Don’t Give Up On Love

Don Bryant has spent a life in soul music, singing since the age of five in church, in the family group, in Willie Mitchell’s band and many other contexts. He also continually wrote songs, giving him some very fine material to put to tape on Don’t Give Up On Love, recorded in his seventy-fourth year with a band of players old and new. Out on Fat Possum.
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Seratones
Necromancer / Take It Easy

Seratones hail from Louisiana, from whence they launch their southern-tinged garage rock. The most notable thing about the group is vocalist AJ Haynes, who has one of those enormous voices full of fire. 7” single Necromancer / Take It Easy is on Fat Possum, and only available from independent record stores.

The Districts
Popular Manipulations

The Districts are a real indie rock band, writing about their lives and loves and singing it out above sharp and sweeping anthemic guitars. Popular Manipulations is an emotionally engaged set of rock music that is grown-up, but not so much so that it loses its vulnerability. Released on CD and LP by Fat Possum.
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Soccer Mommy
Collection

Sophie Allison - Soccer Mommy to you lot - describes her music as ‘chill but kinda sad’. She’s right you know. Having upped several albums to Bandcamp throughout her teenage years, the 19-year-old’s persistence and knack for a good tune has been rewarded with a compilation-plus-some-new-bits on Fat Possum. Frankie Cosmos, Trust Fund and Girlpool are the obvious touchstones.
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  • Fat Possum

Day Wave
Headcase / Hard To Read

This vinyl LP and CD from Fat Possum records combines Day Wave's new EP, Hard to Read, with last years Headcase EP as well. Both releases are intimate and lo-fi synth pop experiments, that borrow equally from confident west coast music and introspective bedroom rock. Warm synths and chiming guitars are used to create something both upbeat and sad at the same time.
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AA Bondy
Believers

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Permit
Permit Vol. 1

Ha! Brilliant! They’re not wrong. Indiana based Permit sound like a double time Thin Lizzy, a raucous and fun filled affair with a garage punk-rock flare. Injected with Zeke like energy it’s house party madness to full effect, will get you up on your feet and dancing, but with sub two minute tracks they leave you sweaty and wanting more. Cheeky little buggers.
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The Districts
Ordinary Day / Lover, Lover, Lover

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Townes Van Zandt
Live At Austin City Limits

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Gold Connections
Gold Connections

The first ever recordings by Gold Connections, recorded in 2014, receive release on a proper vinyl record courtesy of Fat Possum. The Gold Connections EP is full of young-man indie rock’n’roll, written and performed with a sweet sensibility and an intimate familiarity for the slacker genre greats. 5 tracks on 12 inches of vinyl.
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  • Fat Possum

The Dove & The Wolf
Don’t Know What To Feel

Made up of Paloma Gil and Louise Hayat-Camard, The Dove and The Wolf have only had an EP and a single release to their name before Fat Possum caught onto their warm and heart-filled songwriting. Written in a state of upheaval, waiting for visas and being in Paris at the time of the Bataclan attacks is certainly a driving force on Don’t Know What To Feel. It is tragic, human, and filled with a strong determination to survive.
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RMBLR
RMBLR

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Communions
Blue

Danish kids here making a delightful post-punk dreampop hybrid record. After releasing a few singles over the past two years, Communions are finally ready to release a debut album. Blue is dripping with youthful enthusiasm and eagerness. Fat Possum Records have hooked us up with a limited edition indie retailers only vinyl edition, so don't hesitate to hook yourself up with some Scandinavian goodness.
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  • Fat Possum

American Wrestlers
Goodbye Terrible Youth

Last year's American Wrestlers album was one of those who-is-this-and-why-is-it-so-good? moments. A fantastic swirl of indie rock shoegaze and yes yacht rock. Here is a swiftly made follow up but this time Gary McLure has swapped his rickety 4 track for an actual studio and so it has a cleaner sound without destroying any of that lo-fi charm. Get ready to file under Sparklehorse, War on Drugs. 
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  • Fat Possum

Adam Torres
Pearls To Swine

Laid-back country folk, produced by Erik Woffard (Okkervil River / M. Ward / Bill Callahan). Recorded in analogue at a studio overlooking the Colorado River Valley, the overall effect is warm and very natural. Thor Harris of Swans provides some surprisingly gentle percussion, lending itself nicely to Aisha Burns's soaring violin. 
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Sunflower Bean
From The Basement

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The Grifters
Crappin' You Negative

Here come The Grifters, a Memphis-based indie band with a scrappy, lo-fi, happily-noisy kick to them, particularly on their earlier records. 1994’s Crappin’ You Negative is one of those records, and arguably the band’s best. Thoroughly-90’s DIY action. Initially released by Shangri-La Records and now reissued by Fat Possum.
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  • Fat Possum

Hoops
Hoops EP

This glittery indie pop sounds like it was either recorded or played back underwater. I mean that in the nicest possible way. Sunbeams glistening through and lapping against your feet, blurring the edges, it’s dreamy and quite intoxicating. Hoops soothe away the annoyances of the day, why have you put the heating on and opened the window? Just press play, oh, ahhhhh.
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  • Fat Possum

The Grifters
One Sock Missing

The Grifters were a Memphis-based indie band with a scrappy, lo-fi, happily-noisy kick to them, particularly on their earlier records. One Sock Missing is one of those records, a fun alt-rock tumble with a distinctly 90’s feel. Initially released by Shangri-La Records and now reissued by Fat Possum.
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  • Fat Possum

Yung
A Youthful Dream

Though he is only young (A Youthful Dream is a fair title), it is nevertheless surprising that Mikkel Holm Silkjaer, main Yung man, has taken this long to produce a full-length album after the trail of DIY cassettes he’s left in his wake. It’s a well formed record, sounding properly produced but without losing the wild energy of the Yung. On Fat Possum.
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  • Fat Possum

Seratones
Get Gone

Seratones hail from Louisiana, but have wide-ranging ambitions. On Get Gone, which is their debut full-length album, they pull in the finest influences from the surrounding regions, leading to songs that are soulful, jazzy and bluesy all at the same time, not to mention the garage-heat of their riffs. Nice. Out on Fat Possum.

Country Teasers
Destroy All Human Life

Edinburgh’s Country Teasers released their third album, the ambitiously-titled Destroy All Human Life in 1999. It finds them cutting back on the explosive mess of their earlier sound, allowing the cutting lyrics of Ben Waller and the alt-country musicianship to shine through clearly. Includes a Tammy Wynette cover! First-time vinyl issuing, on Fat Possum.
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John Congleton and The Nighty Nite
Until The Horror Goes

John Congleton has made a name for himself producing for eccentric indie artists such as St. Vincent and David Byrne. With Until The Horror Goes he and his band The Nighty Nite show that they can be just as playful and witty. Congleton’s strained and deadpan vocals hold together a dense pop rock collage with everything from theremin to rap breakdowns.
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  • Fat Possum

Sunflower Bean
I Hear Voices / The Stalker

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Junior Kimbrough
I Gotta Try You Girl (Daft Punk Remix)

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Sunflower Bean
Human Ceremony

Sunflower Bean release their debut full-length album, Human Ceremony. Apparently the band decided to deal with the question of what sort of music to make by resolving all their different interests (dream-pop, heavier rock forms etc.) into one sound. The results sound pretty damn fully-formed, so good on them. Released by Fat Possum.
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  • Fat Possum

Youth Lagoon
Savage Hills Ballroom

Savage Hills Ballroom is a significant record for Youth Lagoon main man Trevor Powers, apparently seeing him trying to peel back both personal limits and sonic restraint. The result is a record that is deeply personal whilst also sweeping grandly through an array of electronic soundscapes, pop sensibility always at the fore.
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Yak
Plastic People

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Swanton Bombs
Wasteland

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Jimbo Mathus
Blue Healer

Jimbo Mathus was a founding member of blues/jazz revivalists, Squirrel Nut Zippers. They were absolutely huge in the states but failed to really capture the imagination of the British public. Mathus has been reasonably prolific since his band broke up in the early 2000s, however and Blue Healer is his eleventh album. As you may gather from the album cover, Mathus is a one of a kind.
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  • Fat Possum

American Wrestlers
American Wrestlers

American Wrestlers are a new lo-fi project by 20-year-plus indie veteran and proud Scot, Gary McClure. McClure's journey has seen him move from his home in Scotland to Manchester and finally to Missouri where American Wrestlers took shape. Recorded on an 8-track and using cheap and basic instruments, McClure writes blissfully melodic indie-pop about simple pleasures.
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  • Fat Possum

The Black Keys / Junior Kimbrough
Meet Me In The City

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The Districts
A Flourish And A Spoil

'A Flourish And A Spoil’ is Pennsylvania rockers’ debut LP through Fat Possum Records. Produced by the ever-reliable John Congleton, who has previously worked with St. Vincent and Angel Olsen, its bluesy garage rock aesthetic, uplifting guitar and feedback serves as an appropriate follow-up to the band’s debut EP released earlier in 2014. Nostalgic but ragged at the edges. 
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  • Fat Possum

Francisco The Man
Loose Ends

Francisco The Man attempt to bowl some indie rock strikes with Loose Ends, a record that takes queues from the most anthemic of alt rock, crushing together ceaseless vocal melodies with swirling guitar effects and a lot of that "heart" thing. Loud, shoegaze and pop, Loose Ends is a heroic slice of melodrama.
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  • Fat Possum

Los Angeles Police Department
Insecurity / Water & Wine

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Liam Hayes
Slurrup

Liam Hayes' brings the occasional and infrequent rain of Chicago (get back to me, city natives) to our shores with Slurrup, his eccentrically titled new record, which delivers more of the same cheeky folk-affected pop rock. With his voice of delighted gravel, Hayes offers up another surprisingly good time. 
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  • Fat Possum

John Paul Keith
Memphis Circa 3AM

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Dilly Dally
Candy Mountain

Toronto’s Dilly Dally formed in 2010 after discovering a shared propensity for dreamy guitars, weed and karaoke. With the addition of their two good friends, Corey Marshall (drums) and Michael Guiliani (bass) the quartet spent the years that followed playing anywhere they could with a PA, be it bar or basement. Now, with a solid fan base, the band are gearing up for the release of their debut LP with the release of a brand new 7” single, ‘Candy Mountain’. Grungy and abrasive, Dilly Dally make music that is steeped in accessible but not overly polished melodies. 

Various
The Soul Of Designer Records

This monolithic boxset attempts to give its listener an idea of the scope of Designer Records' scope. The duo behind the operation, soul men Style Wooten and Roland Jones, recorded up to five hundred singles, many of them now revered as classics in traditional gospel. This set of one hundred (plus one more for luck!) songs shows how distinctive and fluid their style was, and now it can be heard in every recording artist they worked with.

The Districts
The BBC Sessions

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Mutual Benefit
The Cowboy's Prayer

This digitally remastered reissue of 2011's 'Cowboy's Prayer' was previously only available as a download. Now, with a new album due and a substantial tour of the US, Canada and the UK in the pipeline, Boston-based Jordan Lee and his ever-changing gaggle of backing musicians release their debut EP on vinyl and CD. Lyrically rich, this record deals with global warming and changing landscapes, to a shimmering backdrop of warm, fuzzy and slightly surreal pop. 
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  • Fat Possum

Invisible Familiars
Clever Devil / Digger's Invitation

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Shintaro Sakamoto
How To Live With A Phantom

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Otis Clay
I Can't Take It

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Solids
Blame Confusion

Solids are a duo from Montreal, weaned on '90s bands like Sonic Youth, Superchunk and Dinosaur Jr. They have an understanding that melodies are best served once they have had to drive their way through walls of distorted guitars, sweat and blood. Blame Confusion is available on vinyl LP and CD.
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Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition
Dark Night of the Soul

Jimbo Mathus was a founding member of The Squirrel Nut Zippers, a kind of rootsy-jazzy-rock ‘n’ roll band who were a success in the US. Dark Night Of The Soul by Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition is more of a raw rock record, the sound coming from the live recording of the songs in the studio. Mathus described the method as “Very Liberating” adding that it is the sound of a band “putting their shit on the line”.
  • Label(s):
  • Fat Possum

Water Liars
Water Liars

Water Liars eponymous album is their third in as many years. The bluesy Americana duo is comprised of Andrew Bryant on drums and Justin Kinkel-Schuster on vocals and guitar. They claim to have started Water Liars entirely by accident after meeting on separate tours. Water Liars is available on vinyl LP and CD.
  • Label(s):
  • Fat Possum