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Aldous Harding
Designer

Aldous Harding’s critical and commercial acclaim really picked up following her last album, Party. She’s following it up with Designer. She recorded the album between Wales and Bristol with John Parish (PJ Harvey) and it includes guest appearances from H Hawkline and Sweet Baboo. LP and CD on 4AD.
  • CD (4AD0102CD)

Andrew Bird
My Finest Work Yet

Andrew Bird’s modestly-entitled My Finest Work Yet is also the album with which he celebrates hitting a dozen studio LPs. This is, of course, another collection of bespoke Baroque/folk/leftfield pop from the artist you put on when you haven’t got a Sufjan Stevens record to hand. My Finest Work Yet features, among other things, a biography written by Dave Eggers.
  • CD (7208206)

Avey Tare
Cows On Hourglass Pond

Clearly unwilling to be upstaged by Panda Bear, Avey Tare is going toe to toe with his Animal Collective buddy by also releasing a solo LP in early 2019. As with Tare’s 2017 album Eucalyptus, Cows On Hourglass Pond finds him drawing once more on AnCo’s golden mid-period. There’s plenty of Feels and Sung Tongs to this, and that’s something we should always be grateful for.
  • Vinyl LP (WIGLP447)
  • CD (WIGCD447)

Bernard Herrmann
Marnie

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Beth Gibbons & The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs)

Been wondering what Gibbons has been up to? Well nothing we can tell you from the last four years but in 2014 she performed Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs) alongside the Polish National Radio Symphony conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki one of Poland's leading composers. Now several years later you can get the whole performance on audio and with the special LP version and the CD you get a visual DVD.    
  • CD (WIGCD395)
  • Vinyl LP (WIGLP395X)

Bob Stanley / Pete Wiggs present
Three Day Week

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Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

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Cocteau Twins
Four-Calendar Café

Originally released in 1993, Four Calendar Cafe was Cocteau Twins most pop orientated album to date with Liz Frazer's distinctive vocals more to the front of the mix with her lyrics marginally more comprehensible. A gorgeous work, it showed Cocteau Twins could emerge out of their dreamy world and still be truly affecting.   
  • Vinyl LP (7731054)
  • £17.99 £11.99 (saving: £6.00)
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Damien Jurado
In The Shape Of A Storm

Damien Jurado is pretty prolific recording more-or-less and album a year since 1997. He may have just hit on a formula to make them more quickly, however. His new album In The Shape Of A Storm took just two hours to complete. Stripped of the hefty production of recent albums and the atmospherics of his early work, this is just Jurado’s voice and guitar. Should be good, then! 
  • Vinyl LP (VJLP248)
  • CD (VJCD248)

Daniel O'Sullivan
Folly

Daniel O’Sullivan, often spotted in Grumbling Fur but also recently as part of This Is Not This Heat, presents his second solo album of songs. The songwriting is at the core of Folly, though there is still plenty of textural intrigue in here, don’t worry about that O’Sullivan fans. Birth and death, family and love are all here in this highly personal and accomplished record.
  • Vinyl LP (OGEN84)
  • Coloured vinyl

Ezra Collective
You Can't Steal My Joy

I see saxophones, I see dreadlocks... I hear jazz. This is the debut album from this London five piece who also blend afrobeat, hip-hop and grime into their concoction of sound. They've been doing pretty well for themselves (even playing at Quincy Jones birthday) and there's always room for one jazz album in the Mercury Prize. This will probably have a good a shout as any.  
  • CD (ETJ006CD)

Foals
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1

Oxford's second biggest band return with more stadium-sized teeth gnashing. It's part one of a two part extravaganza of new music that is said to be their most ambitious work yet with prog structures ambient interludes, the kitchen sink and lots of pontificating on the state of the world. You'll get this one first then once you've recovered, part 2 will follow later in the year.    
  • CD (0190295500917)

Fontaines D.C.
Dogrel

I've never heard of them. Seriously, I've never heard of them. They made four hotly received double A-side singles last year which I never knew about and got airplay on Steve Lamacq (which I never heard) and have played sold out shows across Europe which I never attended. Turns out they play snotty indie/post-punk with vocals that seem to sit somewhere between Mark E. Smith and Cathal Coughlan. But what do I know?  
  • CD (PTKF2166-2)

Hannah Cohen
Welcome Home

Welcome Home is the third album from Woodstock, NY singer/songwriter Hannah Cohen. It follows Child Bride (2012) and Pleasure Boy (2015). It would seem that this is maybe her most dynamic album to date. Her usual slow-burning, hazy style is augmented by soulful swells and dramatic turns. Light blue coloured vinyl and CD on Bella Union.
  • CD (BELLA898CD)
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA898V)
  • Coloured vinyl

Henge
Nothing Head

God Unknown Records (Sly & The Family Drone, The Blind Shake) drop the sophomore LP from London band Henge. Nothing Head sticks to the formula that worked so well for Henge on their eponymous debut record. This means psychedelic doom metal is the order of the day on Nothing Head - Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Arabrot, that sort of thing. Nice work.
  • Vinyl LP (GOD058)

Honeyblood
In Plain Sight

Third album from Honeyblood, the powerful band of Stina Tweeddale and pals. That big Glasgow attitude is very much still present here, but we also get the benefit of John Congleton’s premium production talents. Crunchy guitar textures and no-bullshit lyricism, this is In Plain Sight. On Marathon Artists.
  • CD (MA178CD)

Idlewild
Interview Music

One of the very few bands with not one but two members named Rod, Idlewild have come a long way since their punk rock beginnings. The Scottish band are very adept and marrying their highlands heritage with a kind of widescreen poetic rock music that has garnered lots of comparisons to R.E.M. Here they are with their first since 2015's Everything Ever Written and shows them still as inspired as ever.     
  • CD (EWR18001CD)
  • Vinyl Double LP (EWR18001LP)

Iron and Wine
Our Endless Numbered Days (Deluxe Edition)

He was oh so quiet then as if the beard was somehow muffling the sound of his voice and guitar. 15 years later and we are granted a deluxe edition with new artwork, a booklet and crucially 8 previously unreleased demos. A classic of its kind this was the first album Sam Beam used musicians other than himself but it still remains the quietest of journeys.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (SP1288)
  • CD (SPCD1288)

John Carpenter
Halloween (Art Edition)

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Laurel Halo
DJ-Kicks

"Laurel Halo's done a DJ Kicks" was the excited talk in the office the other day to which I considered doing that Alan Partridge shrug thing. Anyway it sounds like it could be an adventurous mix with seven exclusives, including two of her own tracks plus further exclusives from the likes of Rrose, Machinewoman, FIT Siegel, Nick León and Ikonika.
  • CD (K7375CD)

MALK
WMAIDIT

We all know that MALK is the guy who, in the future, you'll wish you'd got on board with. We gave his 2018 LP Death From A Love our Album of the Year and deservedly so. Music spouts out of him at a rate of knots it's hard to keep up with so it's pleasing to see some of it come out on this Lost Tribe Sound cassette. The disorientating chaos of Death From A Love is still there but this is more like early Beck and Sentridoh experiments in acoustic rattling yet with plenty of sonic scree placed on top.   

Maps
Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.

At no point does the press release tell us that Maps is James Chapman’s stage name. It would be great if he’d been born Maps. He’d have to face school bullies saying stuff like, “Hey Maps, give us yer dinner money”. Anyway, the Northampton-born producer and musician has been doing this for 13 years now. Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss. is his fourth album and first for six years. The album took three years to make and sees Maps pushing the limits of his studio and his creativity. He even plays the violin on it. White vinyl LP and CD on Mute.
  • Vinyl LP (STUMM438)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (CDSTUMM438)

Marina
LOVE + FEAR

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Odd Nosdam
Mirrors

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Sophie Hutchings
Wide Asleep

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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.
  • CD (AUK030CD)
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  • Last copy

The Fall
Bend Sinister / The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus!

We're still literally scratching the surface with the Fall re-issues, Beggars have been first off the mark and here re-issue 1986's semi forgotten Bend Sinister alongside a bunch of extra tracks culled from various singles. The CD has even more bonus stuff from peel sessions and even some unreleased takes. LP comes with replica program for the Riverside production of ‘Hey Luciani!’   
  • CD (BBQ2153CD)
  • Vinyl Double LP (BBQ2153LP)

The Leisure Society
Arrivals & Departures

A word of warning to anyone in middle brow folk collectives. Never go out with your flautist. This is what happened to the Leisure Society's Nick Hemming and following their split he was unceremoniously turfed out of his Brighton home. This upheaval all feeds in to their fifth album which marks ten years since they debut single 'Last of the Melting Snow' which was, if you remember a quite wondrous thing. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (EDR001LP)
  • CD (EDR001CD)

These New Puritans
Inside The Rose

The twin brothers Barnett are back: it’s These New Puritans, joined by Graham Sutton (Bark Psychosis) David Tibet (Current 93) and a sizeable list of other chums. In the bobbing, neoclassical wave wake of 2014’s Field of Reeds, the band seem to have found their way into a more energetic, seething post-punk for this one.
  • Vinyl LP (4050538451887)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Tim Hecker
Anoyo

Here is another chance to Hecker. Anoyo emerges from the same sessions as his previous album Konoyo which means it is in collaboration with members of Tokyo Gakuso. Anoyo, however, is a starker album that is described as barren, desolate and skeletal. Music for solitude, a place which is increasingly required in order to get away from this hustle bustle world. 
  • Vinyl LP (KRANK220LP)
  • CD (KRANK220)

Various
Rocket Girl 20

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Various
THESIS SET 04

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Weyes Blood
Titanic Rising

Winning the award for most confusing, convoluted press release of the decade is the new album from Weyes Blood. It turns out her fourth album is influenced by things as disparate as Bob Seger, madrigal choirs, Hoagy Carmichael and scholar Joseph Campbell. It's also influenced by the Titanic -  a boat which sunk once. Her last album was just great so here's hoping those array of influences allow something equally magical here.  
  • CD (SPCD1232)

Yazoo
Upstairs At Eric's

Upstairs At Eric’s was the debut album by pop duo, Yazoo. The band featured ex-Depeche Mode synth guy Vince Clarke and singer Alison Moyet, very much the Adele of her day. The album included the hits Only You and Don’t Go. The duo made one more album before Vince Clarke formed Erasure with Andy Bell and Alison Moyet embarked on a successful solo career. This album  was originally released in 1982. Their influence has rumbled through the world of pop ever since.
  • Vinyl LP (4050538372274)