July's pre-orders

As the pressing plants start to recover from the post Record Store Day backlog, July is looking to be a very strong month for releases. In the olden days the record industry slowed down in the summer but not now, we'll be busy as bees...and if the weather picks up we'll be wearing shorts too. Imagine that?  Take a look at 50 of the best things released next month....   
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Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

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Adrian Younge
12 Reasons To Die II (The Instrumentals)

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Albert Hammond Jr.
Momentary Masters

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Barry Adamson
Moss Side Story

Barry Adamson’s records are getting the reissue treatment thanks to Mute. Adamson is currently a member of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds and formerly a member of Magazine and The Birthday Party, so major alt-heritage runs through his veins. Moss Side Story offers a taste of his solo craftings, making the soundtrack to film that doesn’t exist.
  • Vinyl LP (STUMM53)

Bass Clef
Chanson du Ricochet

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Best Friends
Hot. Reckless. Totally Insane.

Welcome to the debut album from fresh new Sheffielders Best Friends, setting their stall out with ten tracks of guitar stuff. Hot. Reckless. Totally Insane. almost recalls the sound of the mid-2000s indie wave, except with perhaps a little more in the garage and fuzz departments. Released by the FatCat label.
  • CD (FATCD138)
  • Vinyl LP (FATLP138)
  • Limited edition

Brian Reitzell
Hannibal: Original Television Soundtrack Music

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C Duncan

Available on LP or CD on FatCat records. This is the wondrous debut album from sun-dappled Glaswegian C Duncan. 'Architect' is a fantastic album just waiting be be played on your stereo through summer. Will appeal to fans of Django Django, Sufjan Stevens and last years pop master Stephen Steinbrink.   
  • CD (FATCD130)
  • Vinyl LP (FATLP130)

Chapelier Fou

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Dead Meadow
Howls From The Hills

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Dead Moon
Nervous Sooner Changes

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Atheist's Cornea

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Ezra Furman
Perpetual Motion People

Chicago via San Francisco artist Ezra Furman releases his third solo album Perpetual Motion People. Like a stateside Jamie T, Furman offers up a splash of upbeat kitchen sink numbers instilled with a smidgen of righteous punk-inspired rebellion and introspective reflection. Out on CD and limited edition blue vinyl LP from Bella Union.
  • CD (BELLA498CD)

Four Tet
Morning / Evening

On 12” vinyl or CD on Text. In perfect indemnible style, Four Tet releases his new album on his own imprint shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Only info in this is via his bareboned tweets, giving us the front cover and the fact that there are only two songs, each around 20 minute mark in length, one entitled Morning Side, the other (shockingly) Evening Side. I’ve already bought it, my friends have already bought it, and so should YOU!?!
  • CD (TEXT036CD)

Frankie & The Heartstrings

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Genius / GZA
Pro Tools

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Heather Woods Broderick

‘Glider’ is the latest LP release from melancholic, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Heather Woods Broderick. The album is comprised of richly textured, atmospheric dreamscapes crafted from Broderick’s, uniquely ethereal, wall of sound vocals, carried by untreated, exposed piano and layers of hypnotic guitar sounds.
  • CD (WEST135CD)

John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
Escape From New York

Wowzers, total power team up here from film soundtrack-synth wizards John Carpenter and Alan Howarth. This is a reissue of their classic accompaniment to Escape From New York, present here in expanded form: the first time this version has been pressed to vinyl. Double LP remastered from the original tapes (naturally), on Silva Screen.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SILLP1493)
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Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures

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Joy Division

Second and final LP by doomed Salford post-punk band Joy Division, this is perhaps most often cited their greatest moment. Recorded shortly before the untimely death of singer Ian Curtis, whose health deteriorated rapidly during the making of this album, and produced by Martin Hannet. Limited edition vinyl reissue. 
  • Vinyl LP (0825646183913)
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LA Priest

LA Priest (aka Sam Dust) is not from LA, but from the UK, where his former band Late Of The Pier used to kick up a storm. Inji is his first solo release, and is filled with curious touches. Weird digital pop music with a joyous tinge. Attractive (and, if you want it to be, green!) vinyl gatefold LP with a poster to boot.
  • Vinyl LP (WIGLP344)
  • CD (WIGCD344)

Razor Blades and Aspirin: 1990-1993

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Lesa & Ross
Lesa & Ross

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Beat Konducta Vol. 1: Movie Scenes

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Mammoth Penguins
Hide and Seek

‘Hide And Seek’ is the debut album from indie rock/pop outfit Mammoth Penguins, the new band fronted by Emma Kupa (Standard Fare). Having switched from bass/vocals in Standard Fare to lead guitar in Mammoth Penguins, Kupa has given herself more room to maneuver and expand the dimensions of her trademark, powerhouse vocals and Weezer esque songwriting skills to include catchy, melodic guitar hooks and occasional, flourishing guitar solo.
  • CD (FPOP189CD)
  • Vinyl LP (FPOP189LP)
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Mel O'Dubhshlaine
Deformed Vowels

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Brand new Merzbow all up in your life, with the kind of ferocity only the Japanese master and a select few other high-functioning noisers can bring. Wildwood is, in accordance with Masami’s hardcore animal welfare principles, a benefit release for a bear rescue charity in Kent: look, there’s one on the cover! I wonder what the bear lovers of Kent will make of this?
  • CD (DPROMCD116)

Michael Head and The Strands
The Olde World

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Michael Head and The Strands
The Magical World of The Strands

Michael Head and The Strands produced The Magical World Of The Strands during the early 90s, first releasing the collection of work-in-progress material in 1997. Everybody loved it, so now it returns, on CD or 180g gatefold LP on Megaphone. Brand new liner notes from Mr Head himself round out the package.
  • CD (CDMEGA24)

Michael Vidal
Dream Center

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Nap Eyes
Whine of the Mystic

‘Whine of the Mystic’ is the first full-length album from Nap Eyes, recorded live, straight to tape with no effects or overdubs. This recording style complements the ethos of the playing which is confidently economical in a way that reminds me of the instantly addictive bass lines of Kim Deal. For fans of The Clean, The Verlaines or The Go-Betweens.
  • CD (POB020CD)

Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

Jeff Mangum's band of rainy-day folk weirdos have another record that isn't 'In The Aeroplane Over The Sea', by the way. The proudly lo-fi 'On Avery Island' was Neutral Milk Hotel's debut record, full of similarly creepy and endearing love songs, as well as ten minute noise experiments. This is an old times indie rock record that is secretly quite essential. 
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP53)

Nurse With Wound
Sylvie and Babs (Expanded Edition)

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Pega Monstro

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Sentimental Something

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Prefuse 73
Every Color of Darkness

Four years since his last significant release under his best known and most revered recording name, Prefuse 73, aka Guillermo S. Herren, who has been busy elsewhere with collaborative work, remixes and live performances, is finally releasing not one, but three full length LPs due out this year. ‘Every Color of Darkness’ is built from the darkest elements of Prefuse 73's world, expressing an uneasy romanticism through manic and broken, jazzy beats and phrasing.
  • Vinyl LP (TRR255LP)

Richard Buckner
The Hill

Richard Buckner's ‘The Hill’ was born in 1996 at The Ranch Olancha Motel, a converted garage near the mouth of Death Valley, while Buckner was staying a week in a room with nothing for company but his guitar, a four-track recorder, and a copy of Lee ‘Masters' Spoon River Anthology’. The resulting recordings of Buckner’s experiments with passages from the iconic book of poems were then forgotten about until four years later when he would bring them back to life with the help of Calexico's Joey Burns and John Convertino.
  • CD (MRG356CD)

Ron Grainer
The Prisoner - Original Soundtrack

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Shabazz Palaces
Of Light

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Sleaford Mods
Key Markets

Just as the UK went back to the ballot box in 2015, our favourite agit-prop duo returned with 'proper' album number three. Named after a particularly gruesome sounding supermarket in Grantham in the '70s and '80s, the album contains further ruminations on the disorientation of modern existence and the pointlessness of politics. "It's a classic," they said. We won't argue.
  • Vinyl LP (EE006)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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  • CD (EE006CD)

Super Heavy Solid Waste

Spanning a decade across the ‘80s and ‘90s the eclectic industrial sounds on the Smersh compilation Super Heavy Solid Waste are a clanging joy to behold. Often spontaneously written and recorded, these songs are packed with bustling energy. For fans of Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire. Out on vinyl LP from Dark Entries.
  • Vinyl LP (DE090LP)

Sun & Sail Club
The Great White Dope

Sun & Sail Club is a stonerish supergroup of sorts, containing musicians who have played in the likes of Fu Manchu, Smile, Kyuss and The Adolescents. Long hair and beards are the order of the day with The Great White Dope, with a riff-heavy sound to match. Occasional vocoder interludes as well though. On Satin Records.
  • CD (SAT002CD)
  • Vinyl LP (SAT002)

Test Dept.
Shoulder To Shoulder

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The Apartments
No Song No Spell No Madrigal

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The Declining Winter
Home For Lost Souls

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Trembling Bells
The Sovereign Self

Their fifth album in six years, The Sovereign Self by Trembling Bells continues down the traditionalist path that the band ploughs so well. From motorik kraut to wig-out prog and freak-folk it’s a heady stew of influences, twisting and turning at every step. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Tin Angel.
  • Vinyl LP (TAR051LP)


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