Record Of The Week
Record Store Day - the aftermath
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Also this week: New records that you can buy anytime. Let’s take a peek…..
The General Round-up Of Good New Sound
A round-up of (generally) round non-RSD things:
- Sunny side up folk rockers Woods get a little bit Trojan on their new LP of summery pop.
- This Western Skies Motel album is truly glorious finger-picking beauty. That’s all.
- Also great ...Matt Elliott has made his best album of dark folk with ‘The Calm Before’.
- This week’s GbV news flash: There’s a Robert Pollard solo LP (ok-ish) and a new Guided By Voices LP (very, very bad).
- Instead Leeds brings us some proper lo-fi garage rock in the form of City Yelps.
- Sophia are back after a while making the sort of emotional sad-rock it’s ok to like.
- Post punk elders Wire enjoy releasing an album of stuff leftover from their previous LP.
- Spiritual, sweeping music from Suzanna (no Magic Orchestra in tow).
- A Mac De Marco backing guy takes a break from staring at the back of a filthy dungaree with his Homeshake LP
- Anton Newcombe watch out! There’s a new the Dandy Warhols record in town.
- Neurosis and Buried at Sea folks collide as Mirrors for Psychic Warfare.
- RM Hubbert adds a lot of lady friends to his new LP.
- Brisbane based garage rock and rollers Kitchen Floor get unhinged.
The Round Up Of Old Sound Renewed:
Old things. Re-hashed. Re-cashed. Nothing to do with Record Store Day.
- Prix were a mid ‘70s band one part Big Star, one part squeaky voiced Black Sabbath or something.
- We’ve got more copies of Mac DeMarco’s ‘2’ in stock.
- The Traditional Fools are/were the old band of Ty Segall. In the Red have bundled the fun they had.
- The Family Of Apostolic took ‘60s folk rock and stretched it into unfathomable places.
Ant’s Electronic Roundup:
There’s a new daddy in town...a discotheque daddy.
- Classic Colin Potter 1981 post-punk/ warped synth pop tape ‘The Scythe’ reissued on expanded 2LP.
- Model 500 eternal Detroit techno/ electro classics ‘Night Drive’ and ‘The Chase’ represses on Metroplex.
- Hypnotic trippy techno from Italian Stallions Voices From The Lake
- Celer checking in on tranquil duties.
- Com Truise doing like an 80’s NYC Freestyle flavoured thang.
- OKZhap and Samari 12” on Keysound Recordings - bunch of MC’s riding the ‘Gated’ riddim.
- Mr. Fingers latest 12” ‘Outer Acid’ EP back in stock!
- Sounds like Andy Stott’s been guzzling the codeine.
- Precision German house from Lawrence.
- Moss Side hip-hop beats/ downbeat from Tom Boogizm in recycled screen-printed sleeves on Ono.
- Sand Circles - Motor City Remixes 12” on Posh Isolation inc. Yen Towers, Abdullah Rashim, Quiltland and 1991 remixes.
That’s yer lot. The electric’s gone out and I don’t have 50p for the meter.
Spin them round (a bit like a record baby).....
- Strange ‘70s pub rock concoction from Trembling Bells folks as Youth of America.
- Loads of archive glam and power pop stuff on Hozac including Killer Kane Band (New York Dolls folks), Heavy Times, and Made in Japan,
Do you like tapes? We have a few in including this wondrous Sontag Shogun semi live piece of pulsating rhythmic bliss, intoxicating 4 track lo-fi from Whitney K and an amazing collaboration between AJ Cornell and Tim Darcy (Ought)
That is all for now, we’ll let those that have to be near a computer at 00:00:01 in the early hours of Saturday morning have a short break from looking at things on screens.
Words by Clint and Ant. Some words lifted from text originally scribed by Robin.
The Normanites this week were Kim, Phil, Jamie, Nathon, Ian & his work slave-ette Laurie.
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Best records this week
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