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Tropical Fuck Storm
Legal Ghost / Heaven

Scuzzy supergroup Tropical Fuck Storm issue another 7" showcasing their brand of off-kilter weirdmess (no sic). A-side 'Legal Ghost' is a "cover", if that is the right word of the first song bandleader Gareth Liddiard ever wrote. Tropical Fuck Storm even recorded their version of 'Legal Ghost' on the same four track with which Liddiard taped the original. Over on the flip the band have a blast through Talking Heads' 'Heaven'. 
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Suuns
Fiction EP

Suuns carry on looking to the future with their latest EP on Joyful Noise. This time around they looked back towards previous sounds and approaches as a form of musical recycling in order to re-imagine earlier work into a new EP. The initial sounds were live recordings which have been taken into isolated environments and turned into new sounds. 
  • Vinyl 12" (JNR348LPC1)
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Joan Of Arc
Tim Melina Theo Bobby

‘Tim Melina Theo Bobby’ is the twenty-fourth and final studio album from Tim Kinsella’s long-running experimental rockers Joan Of Arc. Just as you’d expect from a band whose music has always effectively mediated its members’ divergent interests at any given point in time, this record doesn’t sound like anything they’ve done before - but weirdly, it also sounds like everything they’ve done before, all at once.
  • Vinyl LP (JNR353LPC1)
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Thor & Friends
3

Formed from a core trio of Thor Harris, Peggy Ghorbani and Sarah 'Goat' Gautier, Thor & Friends released its functionally-titled third album 3 last year, including guest spots from members of Deerhoof, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Swans leader Michael Gira. Joyful Noise now re-issues it more widely on ‘Klaus Blue’-coloured vinyl. 

El Ten Eleven
Tautology

Provoked by a period of reflection following personal loss and grief for El Ten Eleven’s leader Kristian Dunn, Tautology is a mammoth triple album whose duration represents the grand arc of life. Traversing everything from attack-minded riffing to vast ambient landscapes, it’s being released digitally in three parts, but a triple-vinyl release in September will gather up all the movements in one package.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (JNR332LPC1)
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Thor & Friends
4

Thor & Friends is an ensemble put together by percussionist Thor Harris. 4 is their fourth album. The music takes in a wide range of influences from minimalists such as Terry Riley and Steve Reich to groundbreaking artists such as Aphex Twin and Brian Eno. Core instruments such as marimba, xylophone and vibraphone are augmented by pedal steel, synths, strings and wind instruments. On Joyful Noise.

No Joy
Motherhood

Montreal-based shoegaze outfit No Joy, fronted by Jasamine White-Gluz, return for their fourth studio album, and first in half a decade. Inspired by Sheila Heti’s novel of the same name, Motherhood sees White-Gluz take the band in new directions, retaining the guitar-orientated basis of their explorations but now embracing nu-metal, trip-hop and other sounds that she enjoyed as a kid. 
  • Vinyl LP (JNR340LPC1)
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Helvetia
This Devastating Map

This Devastating Map is the excellent ninth studio album from Seattle-based alternative rock outfit Helvetia, and their first in five years. They were formed by drummer Jason Albertini in 2005 in the wake of the collapse of his former band Duster, themselves recently reformed and enjoying a critical re-discovery, and Albertini has also held down touring duties with Built To Spill. This is the first real opportunity he's had to lay down new music with Helvetia since.
  • Vinyl LP (JNR343LP)
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Kidbug
Kidbug

Joyful Noise presents the self-titled debut album from Kidbug, featuring members of Eerie Wanda (Marina Tadic), Dumb Numbers (Adam Harding), Swans (Thor Harris) and Best Coast (Bobb Bruno). Laid down in a three-day recording session convened around Christmas 2018, Kidbug is a thing of spontaneous, dreamy magic. 
  • Vinyl LP (JNR329LPC1)
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Deerhoof
Future Teenage Cave Artists

The 15th album from San Franciscan indie rock veterans Deerhoof finds the quartet in a fairly typical mood, which isn’t something particularly definable in a career as long and diverse as theirs. Future Teenage Cave Artists is a meeting of classic rock and R&B riffs with sugary harmonies, unlikely settings for songs detailing the unravelling of economies and human systems. 

Tall Tall Trees
A Wave of Golden Things

Tall Tall Trees is the musical project of singer / songwriter Mike Savino. He plays a whole bunch of instruments which means he has the ability to weave the sound of the banjo into an indie record. His influences include Pink Floyd, Bela Fleck, Cat Stevens and Earl Scruggs.  A Wave of Golden Things is his fourth album - a dynamic record stretching from dusty ballads to banjo funk. Yes, banjo funk.
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Deerhoof
Halfbird

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

Why?
Aokohio

Almost two decades on from Yoni Wolf’s first release, he continues to ask ‘Why?’. In the case of 'AOKOHIO' the answer seems to be something to do with an accompanying visual project and an LP broken up into short song-suites. Musically it’s another set of bombastic avant-rap from the singular Wolf. Once again the likes of Dirty Projectors and Of Montreal are your sonic touchstones for a Why? album.

Tropical Fuck Storm
Braindrops

The Drones were on hiatus but are now officially over. Founding member, Gareth Liddiard and his musical and life partner Fiona Kitschin are carrying on though. They’re rocking out with a new-found purpose in Tropical Fuck Storm. Braindrops is the band’s second album in 18 months, following on from A Laughing Death In Meatspace. Doc At The Radar Station by Captain Beefheart was a big influence on this album, so expect some weird, wonky and wonderful noise.

Coughy
Ocean Hug

A seemingly innocuous side-project from Speedy Ortiz’s Andy Molholt and Ava Luna’s Julian Fader which began at a performing arts summer camp, Coughy is one of the most wildly creative and fluid bands in recent memory. Ocean Hug is their ridiculously fertile debut album released a few months back, and it gets a limited edition white vinyl issue. 
  • Vinyl LP (JNR294LPC1)
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  • Limited edition

Dale Crover
The Fickle Finger Of Fate

Dale Crover is, of course, one of the core members of sludge legends Melvins, and as such has about a thousand releases to his name. But The Fickle Finger Of Fate is the first time, in all those decades of music-making, that Dale has released a full-length solo album! This rare treat mixes surprising catchiness with more disorientating weirdness, making for a wonderful whole. Perfect for Melvins fans, but maybe also for non-Melvins fans… Out on Joyful Noise.

Kishi Bashi
Omoiyari

Kishi Bashi was previously a member of bands Jupiter One and Of Montreal. Omoiyari is his fourth solo album. Bashi, as the son of Japanese immigrants, has been feeling insecure since Trump took office with talk of walls and all that, bringing back feelings of how Japanese Americans were treated after WWII. On Joyful Noise.
  • Vinyl LP (JNR301LPC1)
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  • Limited edition

Good Fuck
Good Fuck

There's already been a band called Fuck now we have Good Fuck which I suppose narrows down the description a bit. This is no normal Fuck. It's a good one. Well you know who it is is don't you? It's bloody Tim Kinsella (Joan of Arc, Cap’n Jazz) with Jenny Pulse (Spa Moans).  Together they make oddball dark electronica and one of their songs is called Jenny Dreams of Pies.  

Eerie Wanda
Pet Town

‘Pet Town’ by Dutch/Croatian singer and visual artist Eerie Wanda is an intimate look into the mind and life of its creator. It has the effect of sounding like a private affair recorded from the confines of the artists own home, with lush guitar plucking that thankfully avoids the realms of twee. It’s a truly joyous and inviting songwriter record.

J Fernandez
Occasional Din

Joyful Noise Recordings (Chad VanGaalen, Swamp Dogg) drop an LP of pleasant jangle-fuzz from Chicago singer-songwriter J Fernandez. Occasional Din is an apt title for this record. From time to time things get loud, but as a general rule Fernandez is happy to allow his airy ditties to pootle along in a manner reminiscent of Mac Demarco and Ultimate Painting.

Swamp Dogg
Love, Loss and Auto-Tune

Despite his recording career running to over half a century at this point (!), Jerry Williams, Jr. shows no signs of taking it easy in his old age. If anything, his latest LP might be his boldest move since abandoning the pop ditties of his Little Jerry years for the gnarled psych-soul sound of Swamp Dogg. Love, Loss and Auto-Tune claims inspiration from Kanye West’s 808s And Heartbreak, but the massed electro-warbles on tunes like ‘I’ll Pretend’ actually have more in common with what Bon Iver was getting up to in the background of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. One wonders if this might be the sort of thing Captain Beefheart would be doing were he still alive today.

OHMME
Parts

Experimental but in the fun way indie rock from Chicago duo OHMEE. As both Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart are classically trained pianists they decided to leave the keys behind for Parts and focus on the humble guitar to constrain themselves into making something interesting. Best here though is the pair's constant vocal harmonising, allowing the different qualities of their voices to play off each other.
  • Vinyl LP (JNR268LPC1)
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Why?
Alopecia (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

Ah 2008.... when we nodded to the sounds of 'Alopecia', the Brudenell Social Club full to bursting with backpacks. All those guys are dads now so it's time to squirrel away bits of the childcare money on a lavish re-treatment of the album featuring a bonus demos LP and Boards of Canada and Dntel remixes. It's the 'star' record, the 'road' record. But 'Elephant Eyelash' is better. Deal with it.    

No Joy / Sonic Boom
No Joy / Sonic Boom

This is a collaboration between this Canadian chanteuse and the... um... forgetful Spacemen 3 legend. In fact neither can remember quite how they met but here they pass compositions back and forth across the big pond resulting in a record way out of both artists comfort zone taking in electronica, noise and even trip hop along the way.  

Joan Of Arc
1984

Yellow vinyl? Hello sailor. This limited-edition release from Chicago's Joan of Arc, out of Joyful Noise, is a sidestep from the indie band's usual output, complete with almost-a capella performances from vocalist Melina Ausikaitis. Backed up with sparse instrumentation, Ausikaitis' Midwest twang swings from soft and gentle to a fearsome roar. A great listen. 

Richard Edwards
Verdugo

Indiana's Richard Edwards loves his fans, which is why he's releasing new record 'Verdugo', out on Joyful Noise, on coloured AND black vinyl. It's an uplifting listen, the story of a man stitching himself back together after personal trauma. Here his vocals swing between tender falsetto and deep melancholy, backed with soaring guitars and storming drums. Killer.

Helvetia
Dromomania

Helvetia make a guitar-rock that sort of lopes along casually: not so much in a slacker way, more in the sense suggested by the name of the album. Dromomania is a sort of ‘dissociative fugue’, and the band sound somewhat dissociated from the world around them. Surprisingly, this is a big plus, giving the album a strong atmosphere. On Joyful Noise.

Oneida
Romance

The heads have been waiting a few years for this moment, but here it is… a full new Oneida album! Romance is a considerable proposition, with eleven tracks over two LPs (or one CD), each exploring a different facet for the astonishing beast that is the O. So much going on in here, you are really going to have to dig in for yourself. On Joyful Noise.

The Low Anthem
The Salt Doll Went to Measure the Depths of the Sea

The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depths Of The Sea is the fifth album by The Low Anthem. From their origins as folk revivalists through to their last album, Eyeland (2016), being wildly experimental, this is a subtle yet resolute effort that reins in the experiments. Here, they combine the folky sound of their early days with electronic instruments to produce a work that is as natural as it is visionary.

Deerhoof
Mountain Moves

Jittery art rockers Deerhoof normally make their splintered music in isolation but here on their new album they have opened the door to the outside world and collaborated with the likes of Matana Roberts,Lætitia Sadier and Juana Molina. They also have a go at a Bob Marley song. Human contact = good. 

Surfer Blood
Snowdonia

Snowdonia is the fourth album by Floridian indie band Surfer Blood. It’s the band’s first album since the tragic death of guitarist Thomas Feteke. Bassist Kevin Williams also left the band, prompting high school friends Michael McCleary and Lindsay Mills to be recruited on guitar and bass respectively. As with previous Surfer Blood albums the hooks are in place, however, Snowdonia boasts bigger and more complex songs. Frontman John Paul Pitts returned to a formula that he used on the band’s debut album Astro Coast by writing and mixing the album alone. Overcoming the tragedy has strengthened the band. This could be their best yet….

Jason Loewenstein
Spooky Action

Here is the first solo album in 15 years from the 'other one' in Sebadoh. Whilst Lou Barlow always had his pop chops to hand, Loewenstein was a bit more ragged and out there and so it proves on this album of inventive grungy pop with hints of Beefheart in some of tangled guitar playing. Sebadoh fans, you need to be on board. 

Sleep Party People
Lingering

Sleep Party People started out as the solo home recording project of Brian Batz, and although he’s picked up some bandmate assistants for touring, he still writes, performs and produces everything you hear on Lingering. Quite the feat when you hear how fully-formed these bright-eyed epic-pop miniatures are. Lingering is released by Joyful Noise.

Richard Edwards
Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset

Richard Edwards, formerly of Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s, has had a pretty rough time in the last few years: a stomach condition almost killed him, and both his band and  his marriage left him behind. But, like any good artist, Richard was able to use these experiences as rich creative fodder: Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset is his powerful and personal response. Released by Joyful Noise.

Why?
Moh Lhean

Ah some nice news for 2017 we have Why? back. It's been awhile since his last missive the rather underwhelming 'Mumps etc' but opener 'This Ole King' promises a return to the enjoyable twisty pop of 'Elephant Eyelash' etc. Entirely recorded at home for the first time since his very early work the oddly titled 'Moh Lhean' promises a multi-layered, warm and optimistic album. 

Joan Of Arc
He's Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands

Joan Of Arc are veterans of the game by now, having been crafting post-rock in Chicago since 1995, when post-rock still meant ‘inventive and interesting’. He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands, their first album in five years, is as brimming with melodic detail as any of their work. Out on the Joyful Noise label on CD and black and pink vinyl editions.

Goblin Cock
Necronomidonkeykongimicon

Look, I don't know what the music sounds like yet, but that's easily the greatest album cover of the century. The conversely awfully named Goblin Cock is the pseudonym of soft Pinback feelings guy Rob Crow. He likes to make heavy metal sometimes, going after a different kind of catharsis with maximum \m/. You may well ask: does Necronomidonkeykongimicon rock or does it rock? It will probably rock and rock, as Crow goes after the cheesiest and most classic metals a la Ozzy and all that.

Dumb Numbers
II

Dumb Numbers is the dream supergroup of any respectable fan of heavy, sludgy, grungy guitar music. The rotating line-up includes representatives of Melvins, Dinosaur Jr, Einstürzende Neubauten, Jesus Lizard and more besides. II is the sound of some total pro’s playing together with no stress, no pressure: just the urge to make some thick and lovely songs. Out on Joyful Noise.

Kishi Bashi
Sonderlust

Sonderlust may sound merry and shimmery, but it is a record produced from the depths of a challenging personal struggle: Kishi Bashi’s marriage was on the brink of collapse. The heavy situation inspired a heartfelt record of beautiful electronic / orchestral pop music, with Bashi’s soul bared over shuffling rhythms and booming choruses. Sonderlust is released by Joyful Noise.
  • Vinyl LP (JNR197LPC1)
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Jad and David Fair
Shake, Cackle and Squall

Jad and David Fair will be more familiar as the brothers behind Half Japanese, but this session sees them casting off other members and the moniker for stripped-back fun. Shake, Cackle and Squall is a drums-guitar-voice set of wonderfully-titled weirdo rock songs, as uninterested in doing anything properly as ever before. Fun and games on Joyful Noise.

Big Business
Command Your Weather

Good old-fashioned shouty guitar rock from LA's Big Business, aka Coady Willis and Jared Warren (The Melvins). Apparently it has a concept, something to do with nature and its power over mankind, but aside from that it's a good record to destroy your brain cells to on the dance floor. Available on vinyl or CD. Rock on. Yeah.

Yoni & Geti
Testarossa

Yoni & Geti are Yoni Wolf of Why? and Serengeti, and they’ve not been heard together since 2011. But now Testarossa is here, and it just so happens to be a narrative-heavy record, the pair telling the tale of 2 characters in a troubled relationship. This is told through deft flows and inventive beats, just as you’d expect from Mr Why?. On Joyful Noise.

Half Japanese
Perfect

After a very welcome reissue campaign of their essential old records, the time has now come for a brand new Half Japanese album! Perfect is as full of energy as ever, boldly jolting through a joyful set of tracks. They have picked up some instrumental abilities over the years (like it or not), but their sound remains one-of-a-kind. On Joyful Noise (with indies-only coloured vinyl available).

Lil BUB
Science & Magic

Lil BUB is a cat! An actual cat! Whooah! Quirky! From the cutesy name through to the cutesy concept, this is truly a contemporary internet-age record. Science & Magic is the debut full-length for this cat (and its band): turns out felines really like electro-pop! Who knew. CD / LP, with the coloured vinyl available only from independent stores.

J Fernandez
Many Levels of Laughter

J Fernandez sounds like he has been sitting out in the sun for a long time thinking about these songs, enjoying the warmth but also feeling a bit sad. Not too sad, but a touch of melancholy. Many Levels Of Laughter is a very well crafted piece of psychedelic songwriting, pressed to LP (including some indie-store-exclusive coloured vinyl) by A Joyful Noise.

Reptar
Lurid Glow

College kids make the darndest music. Reptar's debut was recognized as a collection of crazy phantasms when it was released, and Lurid Glow promises to go in the same direction - but bigger, better and a tad more orchestrated. Expect danceable afrobeats with disorienting breaks, all soaked in an optimistic twee sauce.

Half Japanese
Overjoyed

Shambling dissonant geek-rock/fidelity-eschewing godheads Half Japanese shock the indie world with their first new studio album in 13 years. Always an acquired, divisive taste, this brother-led band of envelope-pushing ragamuffins nevertheless are hugely influential on the US underground and way beyond. This is a real treat for haters of contemporary music who yearn for the brighter, less studious days. The thinking man's GBV are back! Get involved. Yes, we know Kurt adored them yada-yada. Judge them on their own merits though.

Sisyphus
Sisyphus

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Sleeping Bag
Women Of Your Life


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Tropical Fuck Storm
Suburbiopia / This Perfect Day

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Psychic Temple
Houses of the Holy

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OHMME
Fantasize Your Ghost

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Tropical Fuck Storm
A Laughing Death in Meatspace

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Magic Sword
Endless

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Jad Fair And Daniel Johnston
It's Spooky

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Swamp Dogg
Sorry You Couldn't Make It

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El Ten Eleven
El Ten Eleven (15th Anniversary Edition)

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Anal Trump
The First 100 Songs

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Mike Adams At His Honest Weight
There Is No Feeling Better

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Son Lux
At War With Walls & Mazes

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Big Business
The Beast You Are

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Colin Potter
A Gain

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Danielson
Snap Outtavit

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Optiganally Yours
O.Y. In Hi-Fi

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The Ophelias
Almost

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Perfecto
You Can't Run From The Rhythm

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Dumb Numbers
Stranger EP

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The Coke Dares
Fake Lake

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Big Business
Head For The Shallow

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Sound of Ceres
The Twin

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Jad Fair, Tenniscoats and Norman Blake
Raindrops

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Psychic Temple
IV

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Tall Tall Trees
Freedays

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Rafter
XYZ

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Why?
Golden Tickets EP

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Busman’s Holiday
Popular Cycles

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Saqqara Mastabas
Libras

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Sugar Candy Mountain
666

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Tim Kinsella
Firecracker In A Box Of Mirrors

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Mike Adams At His Honest Weight
Casino Drone

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Sound of Ceres
Nostalgia for Infinity

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Kishi Bashi
String Quartet Live!

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Built In Sun
Built In Sun

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Jad Fair & Norman Blake
Yes

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Stranger Cat
In The Wilderness

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Pfarmers
Gunnera

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Victor Villarreal
Sleep Talk

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Yonatan Gat
Iberian Passage

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Sleeping Bag
Deep Sleep

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Man At Arms
A Waste Of Time And Space

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The Delicious
Postcard To My Sewing Circle

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Son Lux
Alternate Worlds

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Mike Adams At His Honest Weight
Best of Boiler Room Classics

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Kishi Bashi
Lighght

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Busman's Holiday
A Long Goodbye

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