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This week's hand-picked preorders

One of our resident musos trawls through our recent pre-orders once again to bring you the best of 'em.
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Every Mouth Teeth Missing

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
New Fragility

'New Fragility' is the sixth album by indie band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the music project led by Philadelphia-born Alec Ounsworth. After the excitement around their much-hyped debut album in 2005 died down, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have have operated at their own pace and made records on their terms. Since 2014, Ounsworth has been the sole member. 'New Fragility' is his first fully independent record, released on his own label, and once more the album balances widescreen indie-rock and post-punk with his pinched, David Byrne-esque vocals.
  • Vinyl LP (CYHSY08LP)
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  • Vinyl LP (CYHSY08LPC2)
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Cloud Nothings
The Shadow I Remember

Following the Bandcamp-only release of 'The Black Hole Understands' - an album recorded under lockdown in 2020 - Dylan Baldi’s Cloud Nothings announce a more conventional studio album. Recorded with Steve Albini, the legendary producer who helped Cloud Nothings expand from Baldi’s bedroom project to full-blown band in 2012 with their excellent 'Attack On Memory' album, 'The Shadow I Remember' is in part a riotous return to basics for the post-hardcore outfit. However, the record also features certain other things for the first time, such as backing vocals and synthesiser parts. 
  • Vinyl LP (CAK149LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl

Clutch
The Weathermaker Vault Series Vol. 1

The hard-rockin' Clutch started releasing newly recorded versions of their own songs digitally via Weathermaker Music. 'The Weathermaker Vault Series Vol. 1' is the first physical release, featuring ten tracks - two of which are previously unreleased. There’s a version of 'Passive Restraints' with guest vocals from Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, a version of 'Algo Ha Cambiado' by Argentinian punk legend Nolberto Napolitano and the band’s hard-rocking version of 'Fortunate Son', which was originally recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Com Truise
In Decay, Too

A follow-up to 2012 compilation 'In Decay', a record that collected demos and tracks only previously available on internet mixtapes and SoundCloud, 'In Decay, Too' fills in the gaps in Seth Haley’s work as Com Truise over the last half a decade or so. It feels like a line drawn under a distinct era for Haley, one of expansive synthwave and retro electronica.
  • Vinyl Double LP (GI372LPC1)
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  • Vinyl Double LP (GI372LP)
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Craven Faults
Enclosures

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Jim Ghedi
In The Furrows Of Common Place

Prior to the pandemic, Jim Ghedi has been known as a guitarist - and a good one at that. However, the absolutely state of things has meant that he has used his voice for the first time on 'In The Furrows Of Common Place'. The album delves deep into folklore and history to corroborate things from the past into the current situation. The result is a more personal album of rootsy folk songcraft that takes a look at society in these unprecedented times. 

Kelly Finnigan
A Joyful Sound

Featuring backing contributions from members of a vast galaxy of other bands - Durand Jones & The Indications, The Dap-Kings, that sort of thing - ‘A Joyful Sound’ is the second LP from Kelly Finnigan. Taking a festive, collaborative approach to funky R&B, it’s intended to be similar to Phil Spector’s Christmas albums. 
  • Vinyl LP (CLMN12037LP)
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  • Vinyl LP (CLMN12037LPC1)
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Lanterns On The Lake
The Realist EP

This five-track EP rounds off a successful 2020 for Newcastle-based indie outfit Lanterns On The Lake. Nominated for the Mercury Prize for 'Spook The Herd', 'The Realist' is made up of four tracks left over from the sessions for that album which were more immersive - a “headphones” experience, according to singer Hazel Wilde - as well as a stripped-back version of ‘Baddies’. It's got that sort of Gondwana Records vibe - slightly minimalist, slightly chamber-pop.
  • Vinyl 12" (BELLA1144V)
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Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas
III

The Norwegian production duo of Hans-Peter Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas reunite for their third collaboration. Eleven years on from their last outing together, 2009's 'II', 'III' (I see a theme developing with those titles) is another typically hazy and pigeonhole-resistant batch of electronica and nu-disco. The record is also informed by jazz, making the results particularly reminiscent of artists like Air or St. Germain. 

Mark Lanegan Band
Another Knock At The Door (Iyeara Remixes)

Representing the first time that Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) has permitted an outside artist to rework a whole album, ‘Another Knock At The Door’ is a full-length remix of the Mark Lanegan Band’s 2019 studio LP ‘Somebody’s Knocking’ by darkwave band Iyeara. Iyeara add a primal, grimy and industrial edge to what was already a hard-hitting, synth-led record.
  • Vinyl Double LP (FSR1LP)
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Memory Drawings
A Few Scattered Hours

Memory Drawings are led by dulcimer player Joel Hanson and include guitarist Richard Adams (Hood / The Declining Winter) and Sarah Kemp (Brave Timbers / Lanterns on the Lake). Their music blends neo-classical and post rock to create a unique, beautiful sound where hammered dulcimer is joined by strings, dubby bass, and splashing percussion. A Few Scattered Hours is their fourth album. Comes with a bonus disc which includes remixes by Giulio Aldinucci, Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance), The Green Kingdom, Insides, Pin/Johnson (Piano Magic), Mücha and Yvonne Bruner. 

Pavement
Wowee Zowee

What were they up to here? It seems for the members of Pavement their previous album Crooked, Rain, Crooked Rain was a little too smooth and straightforward so they increased the crazy on this third LP which was much more spontaneous and experimental. It divided critics but it showed the band refusing to pander to growing old gracefully and is an off the wall treat.  

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound

Keeping up their impressive output rate since they formed just over half a decade ago, Australian psychedelic rock outfit Psychedelic Porn Crumpets reveal their fourth studio album 'SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound'. Created during time off afforded to their leader Jack McEwan during lockdown, it’s the freest and most sonically wide-ranging PPC effort yet. 
  • Vinyl LP (MA0272LPX)
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  • Vinyl LP (MA0272LP)
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Sturgill Simpson
Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1

Modern country music hero Sturgill Simpson is highly regarded in his field for his willingness to bring elements such as psychedelia and hard rock into the sacred realm of country music. Unfortunately he contracted coronavirus, but whilst recovering from the virus he started to play around with more traditional forms of music. 'Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1' sees Simpson, backed by some of Nashville’s best musicians, reworking selections from his back catalogue in a bluegrass style.
  • Vinyl Double LP (56285LP)
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  • Vinyl Double LP (58388IND)
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The Flaming Lips
Transmissions From The Satellite Heart

1993's 'Transmissions From The Satellite Heart' was the sixth album from Oklahoma lunatics the Flaming Lips, but was their first to cross over to a bigger audience courtesy of alternative radio hit 'She Don't Use Jelly'. It's a whole heap of skewed psych-rock mayhem and documents the time when their singer didn't resemble an acid-fried Noel Edmonds. 
  • Vinyl LP (0093624892779)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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The Twelve Hour Foundation
Six Twenty Negative

‘Six Twenty Negative’ is the latest beautiful studio collection from Bristol-based musique concrète/pop duo The Twelve Hour Foundation. Inspired by a journey that the group’s Jez Butler made through Humberside by train very regularly in the Seventies, the warm, enveloping music here speaks to a long-gone industrial heritage. 
  • Vinyl LP (CiS065)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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Various
Pop Ambient 2021

With ‘Pop Ambient 2021’, the Kompakt label marks twenty-one years of its 'Pop Ambient' compilation series, curated by the imprint’s founder Wolfgang Voigt in the name of creating perfect soundtracks for the post-clubbing comedown hours. As ever, it contains a list of established favourites and newcomers, including Yui Onodera, Blank Gloss, Thore Pfeiffer and many more. 

Viagra Boys
Welfare Jazz

Inspired by a nightmare that lead singer Sebastian Murphy had where all his family and friends hated him, Swedish post-punks Viagra Boys lash out at themselves as well as the world around them on their latest album 'Welfare Jazz'. Channelling the unruly spirits of Iggy Pop, The Birthday Party and Fat White Family, it’s another thrillingly unhinged experience. 
  • Vinyl LP (YR0123LPX)
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  • Vinyl LP (YR0123LP)
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Young Marble Giants
Colossal Youth (40th Anniversary Special Edition)

One of the most definitive - and quiet - records of the post-punk era, the one and only studio album by Cardiff-based Young Marble Giants gets a fortieth anniversary re-release. Recorded in under a week, ‘Colossal Youth’ has influenced artists as diverse as Kurt Cobain and Stuart Murdoch. This release represents the chapter-and-verse take on Young Marble Giants' brief career.