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L'épée
Diabolique

L'épée is a collaboration between Brian Jonestown Massacre main man, Anton Newcombe, French psych-pop duo, The Limiñanas and French actor, former model and singer, Emmanuelle Seigner. Diabolique was recorded in The Limiñanas studio in the south of France then taken to Berlin by Anton, where he gave the songs a darker, more psychedelic edge. 

The Vacant Lots
Exit EP

The Vacant Lots recorded the 'Exit EP' with Anton Newcombe from the Brian Jonestown Massacre while they had a few days off tour in 2017. Newcombe put in some real work for 'Exit' - he plays most of the instruments on ‘Bells’, for one. It’ll come as no surprise, then, to find out that 'Exit' has a strong whiff of the BJM’s about it. Rock ‘n’ roll is back baby. It’s good again. Awoouu.

L'Epee
Dreams

L’Epee are an indie-rock supergroup featuring Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Lionel and Marie Liminana of ...wait for it…The Liminanas and Emmanuelle Seigner of Emmanuelle and Ultra Orange. Dreams is their first single and comes as a 12” with two further tracks. Surely you’re going to be interested in this, right?! Deluxe packaged 12” on ‘a’ recordings.
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back!

Ah what would we do without the Brian Jonestown Massacre. We'd have two or three fewer records to sell per week that's what we'd do. The latest is a re-issue of their 1997 record Give it Back. This is the one they were working on around the time Dig! was filmed ("man, you broke my Sitar!"). It also is the only BJM album to feature future the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club member Peter Hayes.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (AUK006LP)
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Revelation

Led by the infamous Anton Newcombe, Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded their 14th album, Revelation in Newcombe’s Berlin studio over 18 months between 2012 and 2014. Eastern influences had started to make their way into the band’s psychedelic groove. The band are a swirling collective helmed by Newcombe, and this time the musicians were Joachim Ahlund of Les Big Byrds, Constantine Karlis from Dimmer and Asteroid #4’s Ryan Van Kriedt.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Who Killed Sgt Pepper?

At last! A re-issue of The Brian Jonestown Massacre LP which prompted the spat between our very own Phil Leigh and Brian Jonestown Massacre leader Anton Newcombe which culminated in the latter very accurately labelling the former a 'grumpy little tit'. Re-live that moment whilst listening to the album Phil described rather inaccurately "a bit like every period of Primal Scream on one album".   

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Bravery, Repetition & Noise

One of the BJM's best! Featuring a handful of songs that have become firm fan favourites down the years ('Telegram', 'Nevertheless', 'Sailor') and another handful that deserve wider acclaim ('Just For Today', the haunting 'Leave Nothing For Sancho') this was first released in 2001 and has now been reissued on vinyl (for the first time) on Anton's own 'a' records imprint.
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Aufheben

Here's a re-issue of the Brian Jonestown Massacre's 12th album released in 2012. Recorded in Germany and featuring original member Matt Hollywood alongside former Spacemen 3 member Will Carruthers , this is a varied album mixing up their signature psych rock with Eastern influences and songs sung in Finnish. 

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Methodrone


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Les Big Byrd
Stockholm Death Star

Following support slots with Goat and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Les Big Byrd commit their Scandinavian space rock to tape with Stockholm Death Star. Fuzzy and full of modern-psych overtones it’s also packed with a distinctly Swedish knack for pop hooks. Out on vinyl 12” from ‘a’ Recordings.
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Now weirdly busier than ever, Anton Newcombe was planning two albums for 2018 but the success of Something Else and it's associated tours has led this self titled follow up to be pushed back to 2019. Well at least we have a brand new the Brian Jonestown Massacre album to listen to before we all die.  Something Else was really rather good so we are looking forward to the treats on offer here.  

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Forgotten Graves

Ooh they love a 10" don't they? Two new tracks from the ever fruitful the Brian Jonestown Massacre including 'Forgotten Graves' which is exclusive to this release and has been written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first world war. Over on the flip is  “Tombes Oubliées” which has been culled from their forthcoming self titled LP (their second of 2018).  

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Tepid Peppermint Wonderland Vol 1

Re-mastered for vinyl release, this 15 track compilation covers the years of 1995 up to 2004, and provides ‘key’ tracks from all the albums that fans have come to adore. The collection also includes live recordings and many unreleased tracks, stretching out its arms to both the listener of old and new. 

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Spacegirl and Other Favourites

San Francisco based psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre have put together ‘Spacegirl And Other Favourites’ from the original vinyl release of the tracks. Title track ‘Spacegirl’ is a drawn out, droning whiteout with psyche chants with bursts of classic seventies organ sounds that pick up the infectious, repetitive melodies and then lay them back down to sleep.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

Thank God For Mental Illness is the third album by The Brian Jonestown Massacre. It was originally released in 1996. Their consistent quality and prolific nature is mind blowing enough, but when you realise that this album was recorded in one day for less than $18, you’ve just got to applaud their chops. Thank God For Mental Illness is available for the first time on vinyl, so to make it that bit more special, the vinyl is yellow and a weighty 180 gm.

Brian Jonestown Massacre
Dropping Bombs On The Sun (UFO Paycheck)

Here is the third single to be taken from the new Brian Jonestown Massacre album Don’t Get Lost, to be released in February. Dropping Bombs On The Sun (UFO Paycheck) is a typical Jonestown cut, featuring vocals from Tess Parks. The B-side also features saxophone from Pete Fraser. 10” pink vinyl single, released on Anton Newcombe’s ‘a’ Recordings.

Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe
Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe

Though only one of them features on the cover, this is the second collaboration between husky chanteuse Tess Parks and never knowingly not soaking wet Brian Jonestown Massacre leader Anton Newcombe.  Expect slow moving druggy melodies and something that sounds a bit like Hope Sandoval fronting the Brian Jonestown Massacre. A sound that surely is only a good thing. 

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
If I Love You

12” vinyl re-issue of If I Love You?, an EP released by the legendary Brian Jonestown Massacre back in 2001. A seven-track collection, it acted as a bit of a clearing house. The first three tracks on side one are version of songs from Bravery, Repetition & Noise, while the second side houses unused tracks that date right back to the band’s origins in the early Nineties. 
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Don’t Get Lost

After several enticing preview singles, the world now gets to enjoy the sixteenth album by The Brian Jonestown Massacre in full. Don’t Get Lost is the band’s Berlin album, and it mixes their classic psych-clatter sound with elements of jazz and post-punk, with help from guests like Tim Burgess from The Charlatans and Emil Nikolaisen from Serena-Maneesh. CD and double yellow vinyl LP editions on Anton Newcombe’s own ‘a’ Recordings imprint.
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  • Vinyl Double LP (AUK040LP)
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Something Else

Something Else is the first of two full-length albums promised to us by The Brian Jonestown Massacre in 2018. After dabbling in experimentation - using Brazilian and Middle Eastern Music along with shoegaze as inspiration for a couple of albums, Anton Newcombe returns to the sound his fans know and love. 180g white vinyl LP and CD on ’a’ Recordings.

The Magic Castles
Starflower

Magic Castles are a Minneapolis group well-versed in the ways of blissfully floating psychedelically-inclined folk-rock. Gentle harmonies float above winding streams of twanging guitar and organ clouds. Starflower, their third album, is released by ‘a’ Recordings as a CD or as a lilac-coloured vinyl LP.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
+ - EP

Shoegazer and sour psych rocker Anton Newcombe brings more songs to the table for his Brian Jonestown Massacre project here, offering up three songs recorded in that classic songwriter timeframe: on tour, between shows. The tunes on the '+ -' EP share the typical conventions of his band's sound but are also influenced by Eastern sounds. 

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Sun Ship

Well the good news is that there's a new the Brian Jonestown Massacre album due in October but while we wait for “Third World Pyramid” to land we must be grateful for these two taster tracks released on honey coloured vinyl (how delightful). If it beats the incredible 'Revelation' I'll eat a horse but it's always nice to hear new material from this long running psych collective. 

Alex Lipinski
Alex

With The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe (also the label runner of ‘a’ Recordings, who are putting this album out) at his side as producer, Alex Lipinski has crafted a snappy record of sixties-style pop-psych rock. Alex was recorded in six hours apparently, and feels suitably energetic. Rock’n’roll!

Pete International Airport
Safer With The Wolves...

Pete International Airport is the new solo project from Peter Holmstrom, guitarist for The Dandy Warhols. He has named his project after a Dandy Warhols song of the same name from their 1997 album, The Dandy Warhols Come Down. Safer With The Wolves is being released by A Recordings, the label owned by Anton Newcombe of Norman faves Brian Jonestown Massacre. There are guest appearances from members of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Shins and Black Angels to name a few.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Third World Pyramid

Their previous album 'Revelation' was to my mind one of the finest of their career so we are all hoping that the Brian Jonestown Massacre's late renaissance continues with this their 15th studio album. Anton hasn't exactly been sat around in the meantime, there's been tours, albums with Tess Parks, the 'Mini Album Thingy Wingy' and lots more besides. When the dust settles Brian Jonestown should be rights be voted one of the best bands of this generation.  

LeVent
LeVent

LeVent are a Berlin based group making stripped back indie rock with a nod to post punk and the more ethereal and swirly contemporary bands in their wake. A somewhat dreamlike story sits behind this record, picked up and brought into sweet existence by none other than Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre.
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The Cobra Lamps
The Cobra Lamps EP

Barrie Cadogan leads Little Barrie, and has also played guitar sideman to acts like Morrissey, Primal Scream and Edwyn Collins. The man knows his rock music, and now he’s doing it on his own for the first time, as The Cobra Lamps. This debut EP finds Barrie trying on some new styles on a slightly different axis to most of his other work. Out on Anton Newcombe’s ‘A’ Recordings.
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Mini Album Thingy Wingy

Mini Album Thingy Wingy features seven new tracks by The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Anton Newcombe recorded the songs over the last year in his Berlin studio. Initially influenced by The Rolling Stones’ psychedelic phase, Newcombe has been incorporating ‘90s shoegaze, middle eastern and Brazilian influences into later recordings. On 10” red double vinyl with exclusive artwork (for the fans!), Clear vinyl 12” LP and CD.

Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe
I Declare Nothing

Anton Newcome of The Brian Jonestown Massacre has been working with Tess Parks for a little while, and the collaboration has now borne fruit in the form of I Declare Nothing, ten sprawling tracks of hazy tone, languorous vocals from Parks over Newcombe’s backing. On Newcombe’s own ‘a’ recordings.

Weird Owl
Interstellar Skeletal

Summer-evenings-in-California style electro-psychedelia is the sonic territory that Weird Owl like to work, and Interstellar Skeletal works it well. I think the album name and the album sleeve give you a good feel: colourful, space-themed, and fun. CD or ‘milky clear’ vinyl on ‘a’ Recordings.
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Musique de film imaginé

The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcome here produces, not the soundtrack to a film, but a ‘soundtrack’ to the idea of a non-existent film in the vein of classic French New Wave directors. You know that'll sound lovely. Musique de film imaginé includes the vocals of SoKo and Asia Argento, and is released by ‘a’ Recordings on dashing pink vinyl (or less dashing CD).

The Bang Girl Group Revue
Soul Shangri-La

Inspired by the old days of heart-wrenching and life-affirming soul music -- back when it was the much idolized '60s -- The Bang Girl Group Revue take retro and reroute it for the current day. The trio try and keep their sound on Soul Shangri-La as true to their vision as possible, doing soul re-enactment with their vocals all performed around shared mics to make the harmonies near inseparable. A pretty reliable time machine of sonics, this one.