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Several upcoming records which are indeed Hotter Than July....which isn't overly hard in this bloody country. Plenty of good titles so please enjoy.  
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Alvvays
Antisocialites

There’s a feeling that you get when you find out a great band is about to release another album, and it’s a good feeling. Just like Alvvays’ retrostyled artwork, soaked in the hazy colors of an 8mm film, never fails to invoke great associations. Antisocialites will follow up their excellent self-titled debut, with more crystal-clear high notes from singer Molly Rankins floating over the band's shoegazy pop.

Angelo Badalamenti
Blue Velvet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The soundtrack to David Lynch’s 1986 movie ‘Blue Velvet’ perfectly suits the edgy film noir feel of the now classic film. It mixes original compositions from long term Lynch collaborator Angelo Badalamenti with the sort of originals that would suit the jukebox of any any shadowy dive bar. 

Ariel Pink
Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

Ariel Pink’s eleventh full length album and his debut on Mexican Summer. Dedicated To Bobby Jameson is a woozy psychedelic pop journey through the tragic ups and downs reflected in Bobby Jameson’s life story, and his continuous struggle for success in the music industry (having recorded with Frank Zappa, and The Rolling Stones). Decayed and slowed tape warbles shine throughout and a fair degree of pop genius it has to be said. 
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Avey Tare
Eucalyptus

Oh to be an Animal Collective fan and have this constant stream of music coming at you. Here's the latest solo release from their Avey Tare which is produced by another one from the collective Deakin and is self-described as an electro-acoustic movement through leaves rock and dust made in sunlight LA bedrooms. 

Bardo Pond & Yo La Tengo
Parallelogram A La Carte

Two meaty side-long cuts are presented here on this split album: one from the psychedelic Bardo Pond and one from New York’s eclectic Yo La Tengo! Both very reliable purveyors of exciting sounds. Parallelogram A La Carte was originally released in 2015, in a five-LP set, but it is now available as a stand-alone release! On Three Lobed Recordings.

Beverly Glenn-Copeland
...Keyboard Fantasies...

A cratedigger favourite for some time, Beverly Glenn-Copeland once released two albums of Joni Mitchell-aping folk-jazz that now go for high prices among collectors. What we have here, however, is a 1986 album recorded entirely on DX-7 and TR-707 that sounds like a strange hybrid of Calling out of Context-era Arthur Russell, new age positivism and post-Blade Runner synth work. The album would be nothing, however, without BGC’s gorgeous baritone. A treat.

Chad VanGaalen
Light Information

Chad VanGaalen was of course the man who recorded those brilliant Women albums and also made the spectacular Diaper Island as well as a bunch of other excellent solo albums. Here he is with his first since 2014's Shrink Dust and has been inspired by bringing up his kids who even sing on one of the songs. Nice. 

Claude Lombard
Chante

Claude Lombard was most famous for singing Belgium's entry in the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest but this cult album from 1969 suggests that her work could also be regarded alongside White Noise, Delia Derbyshire, Astrud Gilberto and the United States of America as music that remarkably foreshadows the sort of experimental pop that was later played by the likes of Broadcast and Stereolab. 

Clint Mansell
Black Mirror: San Junipero (Original Score)

Soundtrack to Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror episode San Junipero, from the fourth series. Scored by Clint Mansell whose notable work includes Moon, High-Rise, as well as a lot for Darren Aronofsky (Requiem For A Dream, The Fountain, Pi). Here he plays with the post 80s nostalgia of the film, heavily mixing synths with orchestral arrangements with a dark underbelly.

Cosmic Ground
The Watcher / Vaporized Artefacts

Mind altering truly psychedelic kosmische jams that were recorded at the same time as the now completely sold out 'Cosmic Ground III' LP. That sold out in the blink of an eye and this one time pressing of 300 is sure to follow suit particularly as it's on the ever collectable Deep Distance imprint.  

Dälek
Endangered Philosophies

Dalek have long been one of our favourite bands here at the Towers. They have constantly been striving to blend Public Enemy styled socially conscious hip-hop with the sorts of vicious noise that appears on records by the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Flying Saucer Attack and Young Gods. It's an intoxicating brew that never loses it's power. This is their 7th album and sees them back in Ipecac records. 

Declan McKenna
What Do You Think About the Car?

Oh lord he's going to be a star isn't he? Just look at that album sleeve. Please calm down ladies (and gents). On first listen his songs sound worryingly good. Tuneful indie-pop sitting somewhere between Jake Bugg and Mac De Marco. Tuneful and singalong enough to appeal to the youth but also plenty of self cocking respect. Watch him go.  

Devo
Recombo DNA

Calling all Devo fans - this could be your holy grail. 4LP box sets of demos, rare tracks, outtakes, alternate versions and live performances taking in the years 1977 to 2008! Plus you get a mini CD of the unreleased ’The Somewhere Suite’ and the vinyl comes on array of totally berserk colours.  

Duran Duran Duran
DURAN

That's THREE Duran's....no..including the title that's four. This has to be at least doubly better than anything Le Bon and co have come up with. Duran Duran Duran is the nom de plume of Philadelphia based producer Ed Plume and here provides more of his thumping and transcendental club music. Perhaps Sir would care for a fifth Duran? 

Eno
Another Green World

Another Green World is Brian Eno's third solo album and marks the beginning of his move from rock-based compositions to the ambient work he pursued in the late '70s. It contains some of his best known tracks such as St Elmo's Fire and the beautiful title track and is notable for guest spots from Robert Fripp, John Cale and Phil Collins. 

Everything Everything
A Fever Dream

Manchester-based jittery popsters Everything Everything return with their fourth album and the follow up to 2015's ‘Get to Heaven’. Expect more polished but whip-smart electronic pop that somehow manages to be structurally interesting and playlist and dancefloor ready. Teaser track 'Can't Do' certainly bodes well. 

Filthy Friends
Invitation

Wearing sunglasses like old people do, this is the latest supergroup featuring Peter Buck (R.E.M) and Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows/REM). This time they've hooked up with not inconsiderable talents of Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) for some snotty and raucous avant rock. Yup I just heard Buck's trademark jangle behind the angular arrangements. With lots of talent on show (including one of King Crimson) this actually could be good. 

Frankie Rose
Cage Tropical

Frankie Rose has been around a bit having been a member of Dum Dum Girls, Crystal Stilts and Vivian Girls. This is her third solo album and initial clues to it's sound would suggest the sort of tightly knit kraut-pop similar to that recently made successful by the likes of Jane Weaver with synths and Neu -ike drums in abundance. 

From the Mouth of the Sun
Hymn Binding

Aaron Martin (Black Vines, The Cloisters) and Dag Rosenqvist (Jasper TX) have individually had releases on Miasmah, Type and Denovali. Joining forces as From The Mouth Of The Sun they work entirely with acoustic sound sources, from guitars to organs and cellos. Swelling neo-classical pieces to soothe the soul.
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Ghostpoet
Dark Days + Canapés

Actually can I stop playing the previous Ghostpoet album 'Shedding Skin'? The answer is a big fat 'no'. I loved his more guitar driven sound on that album and if the press release is to be believed this forth opus delves further into that style. His thoughtful if slightly paranoid delivery could be the perfect voice for these troubled times.  

Golden Retriever
Rotations

What is great about Golden Retrievers is that they are both golden in colour and they retrieve things (balls etc). But this is no canine, this is the synth and clarinet duo from Portland who here incorporate a full chamber ensemble into their sound drawing comparisons with Terry Riley, William Basinski and Tim Hecker.  

Hannah Peel
Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia

Imagine going from Barnsley to outer space. This is what Northern Irish electronic artist Hannah Peel explores on this new opus. It's the story of an elderly pioneering electronic music artist who dreams of leaving her Barnsley home and seeing Cassiopeia for herself. Peel realises this with horns by those responsible for Tubular Brass. She's also one third of the Magnetic North dont'cha know. 

Iron and Wine
Beast Epic

Ol’ big beard Sam Beam is back with a record that he says harks back to his earlier works such as ‘The Creek Drank the Cradle’. This brings Beam’s work a full circle as he seems to be rediscovering the simplicity that made those records such hushed delights. This his his 5th album and contains the type of songs that Beam hinself admits he does best. 

Jane Weaver and Virginia Wing / Death And Vanilla / Noveller
Lost Library

The return of Fire records "Lost Library" series is a stormer with Jane Weaver singing atop Virginia Wing on a Suzanne Menzel song, Noveller tackling John Carpenter's 'The Thing' and Death and Vanilla re-imagine Bert Jansch's “Moonshine”. All showcase the female fronted bands on Fire's roster. So even better right?  

Jeff Parker
The Relatives

Beloved Jeff Parker and his strange guitar contraption. Saviour of Tortoise and genre polymath, it's no surprise that 2004 release The Relatives is a fine improvised showing in post-bop jazz, a modal exercise of originals supplemented with a take of Marvin Gaye's "When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You?". Rather than just play out his compositions, Parker attempted to create an atmosphere on these tracks, citing '70s recordings as his focus. 
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John Murry
A Short History Of Decay

Hard to find an Americana artist who doesn't have a tragic backstory these days but John Murry's could take the biscuit. Literally everything went wrong for him  but then...redemption! John meets the feller out of Cowboy Junkies who helps him put a band together and this is the result - a very personal document of a man's descent into despair. So tragic a documentary is currently been made of his life. Tissues out.   

July
July

Fabulous lost psychedelia from the 1960s. July lasted barely a year yet still managed to leave behind one of the most sought after relics of the psychedelia era. A mixed bag of psychedelic rock and pop that has elements of Syd Barrett whimsy with a harder rock edge that could recall Cream or Iron Butterfly. 

Karen Gwyer
Rembo

Fabulously creative spins on techno music from Karen Gwyer, back at last with a whole new full-length LP. Eight tracks, generally developed through going-with-the-flow in live performance, whip up a frenzy of pulsing rhythms, nodding to Detroit and weirder underground scenes alike. Rembo is out on Don’t Be Afraid.

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Stranger Things - Season 1 Box Set (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)

Fans of this highly successful Netflix series get your wallets out as Invada now present an utterly lavish edition of the already released soundtrack to Season one. Not only is it presented in a 4LP set on ‘flashlight’ coloured vinyl (whatever that is) but you get posters, character cards a booklet and a foil embossed logo.

Lee Ranaldo
Electric Trim

Ranaldo is often seen as second fiddle to Thurston Moore's sonic experimentation but is still loved by obsessive Sonic Youth fans around the world, 'Electric Trim' is the follow up to 2013's more song based 'Last Night On Earth' and is a collaboration with producer Raül ‘Refree’ Fernandez and a host of live players including Sharon Van Etten, Kid Millions, Wilco's Nels Cline and of course long time friend and SY bandmate Steve Shelley.

Liam Gallagher
As You Were

Ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher announces his long awaited solo debut album. Oasis fans will be very happy, Liam has stated that it is not a space jazz odyssey or any bizarre out there stuff, just straight up, Rolling Stones influenced classics done how he wants them. Comes in a variety of options and formats including limited white vinyl on Warner Bros.

Liars
TFCF

Liars are back. After a three year absence the off-kilter group return with a new footprint in their skewed journey in dark experimental lands. This time, with eleven-track TFCF, the band couple their line up upheaval with a revolutionised sound - one which smears the line between acoustic and electronic.

Machine Woman
When Lobster Comes Home

Machine Woman is an actual woman (unlike Machine Drum who may be many things but is certainly no drum) who makes splendidly innovative electronica influenced by late night listening. It's chopped, melodic and haunting and she has a way with crazy, lengthy song titles. Get on board -- you won't be disappointed by this sturdy three tracker.    

Melanie De Biasio
Lilies

We loved Melanie De Biasio's recent Blackened Cities release but here she drops the big one on her third full length album. Her sound is something like Nina Simone channelling Bark Psychosis as she sings the blues over spectral spooky jazz with a post rock sense of ambition. Looking forward to it.  

Nosaj Thing
Parallels

Los Angeles based producer Nosaj Thing brings his fourth full length album to Innovative Leisure. Well renowned for his innovative depth pushing emotion and warmth into his electronic productions and not sitting in a single genre. Featuring tracks with Steve Spacek, Kazu Makino, and Zuri Marley. On LP and CD.

Oh Sees
Orc

Rebranded garage rock professors Oh Sees have become a little more informal with this one -- "please, call me Oh Sees", they ask as you step into their office for a chat. Cool dads. They follow up duelling records A Weird Exits and An Odd Entrances (one a hard-hitting, twice-drummed psych rock record, the other a soft experimental curveball) with Orc, which is loud and turgid a la its title. Some of the gnarliest work here, it would appear -- "ew" is the watchword.

OMD
Dazzle Ships at the Museum of Liverpool

Dazzle Ships was always my favourite OMD record. The one where they got extremely experimental before panicking and withdrawing back to good if safer by comparison synth pop. Now it's accepted that this album was one of their best so here they are performing it at the Museum of Liverpool - the sounds pressed onto a picture disc. A must for all OMD fans. 

Oneohtrix Point Never
Good Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Oneohtrix Point Never recently provided the original soundtrack to crime thriller Good Time, and the good people at Cannes thought it good enough to give OPN an award for it. Good Time works as a fully-fledged studio album, with lots of arpeggio synths and mutant sounds flying around, as well as an atmospheric track featuring Iggy Pop! CD and double LP editions on Warp.

Queens Of The Stone Age
Villains

Josh Homme and his cohorts return from their latest trip in the desert with their follow up to 2013’s ...Like Clockwork. This time round bringing in Mark Ronson on producer duties. Bringing their sound into new territories whilst still being unmistakably Queens Of The Stone age, it’ll be catchy as hell and you know it. Comes in a wide variety of choices including and indepent only exclusive artwork version.

Shackleton With Anika
Behind The Glass

Heavyweight killer collaboration between dread bass magician Shackleton and icy-eyed chanteuse Anika! Behind The Glass bristles with deep sonics, complex rhythms and Anika’s dramatically-delivered monologue. Really, if you know either of these two musicians, you should know that this is a special opportunity not to be missed. Out on Shackleton’s Woe To The Septic Heart label.
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Suicideyear
Hate Songs 

Far more than a promising young producer at this point, Suicideyear's EPs for 0pn's label and elsewhere have proved his sparkling, refracting hip hop instrumentals to be a world unto themselves. Creating skeletal-sounding but beaming tunes from 808s and synth, plus an often hazy production value, he now offers up "Hate Songs' on Glasgow's LuckyMe.

Super Furry Animals
Radiator (20th Anniversary Remaster)

Following on from the hugely successful 20th anniversary re-issue of their debut 'Fuzzy Logic' comes this expanded version of the follow up 'Radiator'.The 2CD and download versions contain B sides, alternate versions and unreleased demos whilst the original album appears on the vinyl remastered for 2017 ears. 

The Doors
The Singles

The Doors were a kind of gloomy '70s version of INXS with a prowling tiger of a singer and some other blokes in tow. They are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary and this set compiles all their US singles and their B sides - even the ones they ill advisedly did after the death of Jim Morrison. Your only vinyl option is a 7" box set so good luck with that. 
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The Early Years
remIIxes

Four track EP of remixes of tracks taken from The Early Years’s 2016 album II. Includes two remixes of Hall Of Mirrors by king remixer Andrew Weatherall, as well as remixes by Andy Bell (RIDE) and XAM (Matthew Benn of Hookworms). Turning these indie kraut-rockers into electro infused bangers. 12" on Sonic Cathedral.

The Focus Group
Stop-Motion Happening

Ghost Box founder Julian House returns with more psychedelic sound collages, though in a way more in line with the Avalanches than Schaeffer. This unpredictable journey is playful and psychedelic, referencing saturday morning kids TV, Italian horror movies and Eastern European animation. 

The Horrors
V

That sleeve. Let's not talk about it eh? The Horrors career has been a case study in not standing still and they describe this album as a 'risk'. It has been produced by Paul Epworth (Paul McCartney, Adele) so we can't imagine it being as experimental as the excellent 'Primary Colours'. Lead track 'Machine' sounds a promising coagulation of Depeche Mode, David Bowie and something very noisy.     
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The War on Drugs
A Deeper Understanding

Dire Straits fans rejoice as the War on Drugs get ready to issue their fourth album and the first since 'Lost in the Dream' - the album that saw us branded "off our rockers" because we didn't really like it. Admittedly we were in a minority on that as the album became one of those slow burning hits that everyone owns - just like 'Brothers in Arms' in fact. This is sure to be a much anticipated follow up. 

Vessels
The Great Distraction

Our next door neighbours (they rehearse next door) Leeds electronic rockers Vessels drop the big one on their fourth album by working with actual big rock stars the Flaming Lips and John Grant. This one pulls out all the stops  - a tour de force of electronic rock that should see them move far away from grimy Holbeck council blocks. Don't forget us lads.      

Wand
Plum

The first album in two years from West Coast psych outfit Wand and for this they've added two new members which has brought about a much more democratic songwriting process than before. The album was borne out of improvisational sessions which yielded dense and wildly chromatic music, pushing the envelope of their previous psych fuzz sound.  

Zola Jesus
Okovi

Foghorn-voiced chanteuse Zola Jesus has had a terrible time with death and loss recently so retreated to the woods near her childhood home to create this personal snapshot of loss and sympathy borne out of her experiences. It's fair to say that "Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey" this is not but instead a bleak meditation on tragedy.