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Autobahn
Dissemble

Autobahn are a group in thrall to the good old days of post-punk, where sternly grooving basslines could drive everything forwards and vocals could echo around as if they were in a dilapidated warehouse. Dissemble, the group’s debut album, carries this vision through with intense focus. On Tough Love.

Ben Folds
So There

Combining his love of stringed instruments and chamber music with his firmly rooted pop sensibilities, Ben Folds is back with ‘So There’. Consisting of eight tracks of chamber pop songs performed by Ben Folds and the yMusic Ensemble, the album also includes a 21 minute piano concerto with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

Country Teasers
Science Hat Artistic Cube Moral Nosebleed Empire

Science Hat Artistic Cube Moral Nosebleed Empire is a weighty compilation of the works of Country Teasers, some mad old mixed-up guys playing all sorts of guitar-based weirdness. This collection gathers up all sorts of obscure and unreleased stuff, and pours them into the shape of either 20 songs on CD or 40(!) on double vinyl. On In The Red.

Darwin Deez
Double Down

Darwin Deez returns with a third album of his own brand of indie pop: Double Down. Whatever could the punched cake on the cover signify I wonder? Are these songs all about hatred for baking? Hard to say at this stage, but you can soon find out for yourself on either CD, vinyl, or special coloured vinyl, all via Lucky Number.

David Bowie
1966

This David Bowie material dates from before the concept of ‘David Bowie’ really existed. 1966 sounds very different from any of his later sounds, being more of a straight mod-pop affair. Still, these six songs are well put together, a lot more than just novelties. Though it is intriguing to hear this early side to the man. Reissue on Sanctuary.

Death And Vanilla
California Owls EP

Hot on the heels of their much adored 'To Where The Wild Things Are' album, Death and Vanilla have given us another treat in the form of this limited edition 12" EP. It contains two songs from the album and two previously unreleased tracks which showcase perfectly their vintage retro-futurist sound which has drawn comparisons with Broadcast and Stereolab. Limited to 1000. On green vinyl.  

Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura
Clifton Park, NY

Clifton Park, NY finds Manchester-based psychedelics Desmadrados Solados De Ventura making a stop-off on their US tour for a basement jam. A couple of locals (members of Burnt Hills) get involved too, bringing the guitar count to six. Two separate LPs taken from the same performance, on the Golden Lab label.

Editors
In Dream

This is The Editors fifth studio album, ‘In Dream’ and their second release featuring the ‘new’ line up of the band with founding members Tom Smith, Russell Leetch and Ed Lay being joined by Justin Lockey and Elliott Williams. Following two years of intensive world tours, the five piece has taken a step away from the straighter, rock aesthetic of albums like ‘The Weight Of Your Love’ and has moved towards a more electro pop inspired sound, reminiscent of their third album ‘In This Light And On This Evening’. Slowdive's Rachel Goswell guests. 

Fatima Yamaha
What's A Girl To Do

Fatima Yamaha's "What's a Girl To Do" is an instantly recognisable earworm with its terse blinding light of a melody. The track, which slowly but sharply wades through simple keys and a weary drumbeat, was actually written by producer Bas Bron -- so, you know, yet another electronic dude using a woman's alias just because. Dekmantel now reissue the whole thing plus some other, equally chirply and synth-glistening tunes by Bas Bron.

Girl Band
Holding Hands With Jamie

Debut album time! Here’s Holding Hands with Jamie by Girl Band. Annoyingly enough, Girl Band are actually four Irish blokes. Probably irony or something. Still, they produce some raw, energetic noisy rock and post-punk which fits in nicely with the Rough Trade label they landed with. Available on CD, LP and indies only yellow LP.

Haiku Salut
Etch and Etch Deep

Don’t let the name fool you; Haiku Salut are neither French nor Japanese. Instead, they hail from Derbyshire. The tracks they make on Etch and Etch Deep combine a big stack of sounds grabbed from sources electronic and acoustic, with results that are both strange and highly tuneful. On How Does It Feel To Be Loved?

Higamos Hogamos
Fuzzy Majesty EP

Higamos Hogamos jam out a music deeply informed by various forms of music devoted to putting people in a trance: early krautrock rhythms underpin garage rock guitars while synthesizers arpeggiate into infinity. The Fuzzy Majesty EP is limited to only 300 copies, and is released on the Invisible Inc label.

Jackson C. Frank
The Complete Recordings

Like Jackson C. Frank? Well then, Ba Da Bing! are your new best friends: the label is releasing The Complete Recordings of the great man, conveniently available as either three separate records or a single triple-disc CD box-set. His delicate, mournful, and all-round remarkable folk music is well worth owning in full.

John Baker & The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
The Vendetta Tapes

The Vendetta Tapes is a collection of rare cues, tunes and sonic oddities lovingly crafted by John Baker & The Radiophonic Workshop for a 1960’s mafia caper TV show. Much of this has never been released before, and plenty of truly fascinating sounds are sprinkled all over. The CD has ten more tracks than the vinyl. On Buried Treasure.

John Fahey
Guitar Vol. 4 / The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party and Other Excursions

Vol. 4 - The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party and Other Excursions by famed acoustic guitarist John Fahey was originally released in 1966. The instrumentation makes it a child of its time: flute, sitar and backwards guitar. However, the experimental soundscapes resulting from the interplay between Fahey’s lush fingerpicking and his startling and discordant strum-thumping make this a timeless and influential work.

John Fahey
Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites

A re-issue of the 1964 album from the old master in which he uses the old tunes he learnt as a teenager as a basis to make new and thrilling shapes from his guitar. This album shows Fahey as an artist in transformation and only hints at what was to come later. Essential re-issue on 180 gram vinyl from the folks and the trustworthy 4 Men with Beards stable. 

Jon Collin
Early Music

Yorkshire-based man-of-all-trades (and busy collaborator) Jon Collin breaks out on his own with a scintillating two sides of solo guitar, intimately recorded in a room with just Collin and a reel-to-reel. Early Music is a very thoughtful set, put out on vinyl with the usual high standards of the Winebox Press label.

Joy Division
Still

Funny when you reach the stage in a band’s life (or afterlife in this case I suppose) when even the compilations are being reissued. That said, the material remains crucial, always good to have the stuff available on vinyl. Still, first out in 1981, brings together Joy Division material that was unreleased at that time, including live recordings.
  • Vinyl Double LP (0825646183920)
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Julia Holter
Have You In My Wilderness

‘Have You In My Wilderness’ is a collection of dreamy, atmospheric, intimate ballads textured with the imagery inspired by various literary references, exploring familiar themes such as love and human relationships in a way that is enigmatic and slightly unnerving. The record seems to be drawn from a more personal source than her first two releases.

Little Comets
Life Is Elsewhere

Following their highly acclaimed (NME, BBC Radio 1, The Guardian, Pitchfork, The Fader) 2001 UK debut album release ‘In Search of Elusive Little Comets’, UK based, kitchen sink indie trio Little Comets are back with a new album release ‘Life Is Elsewhere’. Layering compulsive beats over childlike melodies making for a musically deeper but equally compelling second album.

Mastodon
The Hunter

‘The Hunter’ is US stoner rock band Mastodon's first non concept album since ‘Remission’ (2002). It contains no elements of classical music and is pure, heavy rock. The album includes a song composed and sung entirely by drummer Brann Dailor who also features on vocals on several other tracks.

Max Richter
from SLEEP

A record surely made with our Phil in mind. If anyone can get him to sleep it will be Max Richter. Richter has written what is thought to be the longest piece of classical music and you are supposed to listen to it when you are asleep  - if such thing is possible. The work is being released in its entirety in digital form but of course you can't squeeze that onto CD or vinyl so these are one hour adaptations of the work. Certainly you'll need to be awake for the vinyl version otherwise the needle will just get snagged in the run out groove. 

McCarthy
I Am A Wallet

McCarthy first picked up attention on that famed NME C86 cassette, where their shambling political indie shone brightly. I Am A Wallet, their debut full-length, came shortly after, and is now fondly loved. This 2LP comes generously adorned with posters, stickers, a booklet, press clippings, and a bonus 7” too! Very nice. On Optic Nerve.

Michael Vallera
Distance

Michael Vallera, formerly of the group Cleared, produces a synth-led dark ambient sound-world for his debut on Opal Tapes. Droning synths and thudding vintage drum machines stalk a pathway to the door of your subconscious fears. Distance implies one of those old Italian gothic horror films, something I’m sure is no accident.

Mick Jones
Ex Libris

Former Clash / Gorillaz / Big Audio Dynamite man Mick Jones steps out under his own name for this deluxe release with The Vinyl Factory. A breezy feel to these pieces, many of them led by bright piano and inventive percussion. 1000 copies on heavyweight 180g vinyl, presented with a booklet in a stylish sleeve typical of the label.

Monotony
Monotony

Monotony have apparently become an actual band only reluctantly: initially they started out just making some deliberately simple punk songs (five written in an hour they say). People seem to like it though, so here is Monotony’s debut release, a self-titled 12” EP containing six songs. 300 copies only, on Faux Discx. All members also play in Sauna Youth.

Mynabirds
Lovers Know

Lovers Know is the third album by The Mynabirds. It’s been three years since their previous album. During that period, founding member Laura Burhenn has toured as a member of Ben Gibbard’s The Postal Service, driven coast-to-coast in the US twice, played solo shows in London and South Africa and traveled Europe inspired by the words of American novelist William Faulkner. Myriad influences have been drawn upon in the creation of Lovers Know from R&B to The Jesus & Mary Chain and Kate Bush to My Bloody Valentine. The lyrics are of a personal and confessional nature, whilst musically it is The Mynabirds most accessible album to date.  

Noonday Underground
Body Parts For Modern Art

Noonday Underground is the project that Simon Dine uses to indulge his deep, deep love for the 1960s mod sound. Body Parts For Modern Art is three-part set of his work on one disc, including vocal tunes, instrumentals, and instrumentals that have been messed around with. Lots of unreleased material throughout! On Stubbie.

Nurse With Wound / Blind Cave Salamander
Cabbalism I & II

This album sprung from Blind Cave Salamander supporting Nurse With Wound at a show in Italy: consequently, the two groups started to play live together, working around the seminal Nurse record Soliloquy For Lilith. The multiple results of those shows are presented here on Cabbalism I & II, released as a double CD by ICR.

Nurse With Wound / Blind Cave Salamander
Cabbalism I, II & III

This release sprung from Blind Cave Salamander supporting Nurse With Wound at a show in Italy: consequently, the two groups started to play live together, working around the seminal Nurse record Soliloquy For Lilith. This special release combines Cabbalism I & II with a whole extra performance, III. Triple CD on ICR.

Ought
Sun Coming Down

Sun Coming Down is the much anticipated second full length from the Montreal quartet who have found love across the globe with their debut album which topped many end of year lists with it's twitchy economical sound and yelped David Byrne-like vocal delivery. This new album continues in that angular manner, an unpolished charge of politicised avant-rock.  

Painted Palms
Horizons

Electronic pop duo Painted Palms play panoramic, electro synth pop compositions with rich layers of vocals inspired by sixties pop, eighties synth pop, and early nineties Creation Records bands. Their sophomore release ‘Horizons’ was mixed by DFA house engineer Eric Broucek (LCD Soundsystem, Classixx).

Parquet Courts / Joey Pizza Slice
Split

Parquet Courts and Joey Pizza Slice do a song-swapping split record for Wharf Cat Records. The Courts play their version of ‘Pretty Girls is a Motherfucker’, while Joey jams on Parquet Courts’ ‘Picture Of Health’. Both versions sound fresh and lovely, and the sleeve of the 7” is pleasingly decorated too.

Pavement
The Secret History Volume 1

Pavement were arguably the greatest American band of the ‘90s. The Secret History Vol. 1 compiles 30 tracks from the band’s early days, 25 of which have never been available on vinyl before. There are b-sides, Peel Sessions and a live concert from the time when Slanted & Enchanted was their only album. The deluxe double LP is housed in a beautiful gatefold jacket and contains essays from Pavement main man Stephen Malkmus and guitarist Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs.

Pere Ubu
Dub Housing

Too many Pere Ubu records have been allowed to slip out of print, so here, to coincide with some shows, the group are reissuing a few early records on Fire. Dub Housing is their second album, and represents the group at their wild, harsh best. Newly remastered from the original tapes and available on CD or LP.

Protomartyr / R. Ring
A Half of Seven

‘A Half Of Seven’ is a split 7’’ recorded in 2014 at Candyland in Cincinnati by R. Ring’s Mike Montgomery. Protomartyr’s A side ‘Blues Festival’ is a relentless, angry rant about being in a band sung by Joe Casey with backing vocals from Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R. Ring). Duo R. Ring also contribute B side ‘Loud Underneath’.

Public Image Limited
What The World Needs Now

Incredibly, What The World Needs Now… is Public Image Limited’s 10th album, although it could have been so much more had they not had that 17 year gap before releasing This is PiL in 2012. John Lydon’s returns with that acidic tongue of his bellowing his typically witty and relevant lyrics over some great instrumentation which sees PiL returning toward some heavier punk rock sounds but always experimenting. You can never know what Lydon or PiL are going to do next.   

Red House Painters
Down Colourful Hill

It was the best of times, way back when Mark Kozelek was not awful to his audience and offensive to journalists; back when there was a forlorn band called Red House Painters weaving devastating lyrics in and out of slowcore threnodies. Down Colorful Hill was the very first entry into the band's canon and sees Kozelek slowly wrangle with gorgeous guitar tones and talk about that first initial feeling that you're getting old. The band at their sparsest and sometimes their most uncompromisingly ugly.

Red House Painters
Red House Painters / Rollercoaster

The high watermark of Mark Kozelek's career was both reminiscent of his earlier, more dour slowcore and indicative of the sombre guitar sage he'd become on early Sun Kil Moon records (before he became The Worst). Rollercoaster is a classic, a singer-songwriter record that languishes with the form in favour of sprawling, introspective tunes -- plus the odd bout of shoegaze bloodletting.
  • Vinyl Double LP (CAD3409)
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Red House Painters
Red House Painters / Bridge

Of the two sorta untitled Red House Painters records, Bridge is the perennial underachiever, a record that's more subtle in places and less focused in tone. It makes for something of RHP rock record: a strangely joyous cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "I Am A Rock" appears, as does a gloomy, pantomimic cover of the Star Spangled Banner. There's also some of Kozelek's own songs, which were pretty good back in the day.

Red House Painters
Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is the Red House Painters record that most resembles a Mark Kozelek solo record, predicting his future career a lone guitarist in Sun Kil Moon. It's personal but not in that annoyingly straight-forward way that accompanies his newest, most awful releases, instead showing the slower, more measured songwriting that made his earliest albums so beautiful. Slowcore meets folk rock and this reissue comes with the Shock Me EP too.

Regis
Manbait

‘Manbait’ is the new double LP release from Regis aka Karl O’Connor (Downwards records, Sandwell District collective, British Murder Boys). The record features several new versions of three original tracks, remixes of Raime, Vatican Shadow, Ike Yard and Dalhous, an alternate mix of Tropic of Cancer’s ‘Plant Lilies At My Head’ and a new take on a song from Regis’s teen, synth punk band Family Sex.

Ricked Wicky
King Heavy Metal

Ricked Wicky is the new band from Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard: well I suppose you can’t have a well-named band twice in your life can you? King Heavy Metal is fairly heavy metal, but also quite a bit prog, and substantial parts pop-rock. Good fun all the way on Guided By Voices Inc.

Shopping
Why Choose

Shopping follow up their self-released debut album with Why Choose, on FatCat. The band’s sound comes from a rich lineage of angular post-punk, which is not to say they don’t sound fresh. You can alternately thrash and dance to their business, good stuff. If you get hold of the limited first pressing of the LP version, the vinyl will be clear!

Synkro
Changes

Synkro has turned out nigh-on forty releases over the years, but this is the very first full-length album he has released. Changes moves in and out of soothing ambient drifts, always eventually being joined by carefully-crafted beats. Nice to see that Synkro has adapted his sound to the format. Out on the Apollo label.

The Bug
Zim Zim Zim

Kevin Martin’s beloved project The Bug has teamed up with one Burro Banton, a fine and flowing Jamaican DJ. Zim Zim Zim has caused mad drama in live sets, but wasn’t on last album Angels & Devils, so this red 12” is the way to go if you want it. And you do. Etching on the B-side, on Ninja Tune.
  • Vinyl 12" (ZEN12417)
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Various
Creation Artifact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-85

Creation Artifact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-1985 takes five discs (and quite a few pages) to tell the story of Creation, home to all manner of your favourite indie / post-punk bands. Singles, rarities, demos and BBC sessions: all the different kinds of release are here, along with memorabilia and reminiscences.
  • CD box set (CRCDBOX19)
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Venetian Snares
Your Face

Of course, you can count on Venetian Snares to deliver consistently Venetian Snares-style music e.g. frantic super-breakcore refracted through a computer mind that does not care for your human dancing. The Your Face EP gives us seven more tracks of that inimitable style, released, as ever, on the Planet Mu label.

Vibracathedral Orchestra
Rec Blast Motorbike

Hurrah! This is, I believe, the first ‘proper label’ album from Vibracathedral Orchestra since they pulled back all the members of the ‘classic’ line-up: Michael Flower, Neil Campbell, Bridget Hayden, Adam Davenport and Julian Bradley. If you’ve seen any of those guys play, solo or together, you’ll know why Rec Blast Motorbike is so exciting. On VHF.

William Basinski
The Deluge

More glorious tape-loop-based minimal composition from William Basinski. The Deluge presents an alternative approach to the source material used on recent companion piece Cascade: a piano loop is processed via various subtle feedback systems, until the whole thing washes away in a haze. White LP on Temporary Residence.