- ‘Lost Highway’ soundtrack. Now available to pre-order on BLACK vinyl.
Well, we think it’s going to be like this all the way up to Christmas: busy. So thank you for your custom. It’s busy to the point we’ve even taken on an extra staff to deal with it all so let’s all say hello to Ben, a brand new staff lad who will help get your parcels out even quicker. In other news we have lots of records and other paraphernalia that your ears may enjoy.
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New music made mainly by people.
- Xylouris White are a godsend for fans of drum ‘n’ lute.
- Australia’s new songwriter Julia Jacklin is having ball on her new LP.
- Scottish song lad C Duncan races out of the traps with a second LP in as many years.
- His Clancyness get the MJ Hookworm treatment. Sounds good.
- Feel-reasonable country rock from Hiss Golden Messenger.
- Placebo have made the worst record ever.
- The great new hope of Lana Del Ray-type pop rejoices under the memorable moniker Jones.
- Here come that commune-dwelling troupe Goat and their crazy psychedelia.
- The Slow Show are sort of like Tindersticks meets the National.
- D Dumbo are a great new band for fans of Sting and Nik Kershaw.
- Big Band Kings of Leon growl on.
- C. Diab do tonal soundtrack stuff for fans of Godspeed/Sigur Ros. 9/10 says Robin.
- ‘Homeless’ hobo guy Seasick Steve is hoping his new album pays for another wing on his house.
- Oh christ. Celer’s uncle drowned. Cue: new album.
- Heartwarming icy Laura Veirs-ish songwriting from Itasca.
- The Yearning are sure that it’s 1966 and they are stuck inside a Burt Bacharach ballad.
- The No Sorrows make noisy folk like it’s 1972 and someone has invented Dinosaur Jr.
Nigel Farage-a-likes …..won't go away.
- Belly’s ‘Star’ is back on marbled vinyl. Classic ‘90s gear.
- Xiu Xiu’s attempt at the ‘Twin Peaks’ soundtrack is here to be played alongside the real one.
Our Daily Deal
We virtually give away one record per day. Here is today’s.
The musical equivalent of a sock-darn.
- Gravel voiced growler Mark Lanegan has a couple of his album back out.
- It seems every week I mention Jack Rose re-issues but there are some more in this week.
- Angel Olsen gets her early day records re-pressed.
Ant’s Electronic Roundup:
Prurient vs Bradford City. Tough.
- The new Planetary Assault Systems album on Ostgut Ton had my cat in a weird, mystical moggy trance.
- Roberto Musci album on Music From Memory, combining his late 70’s/early 80’s African/ Asian field recordings with electronics.
- Chayell reissue of sleazy olde tropical Belgian New Beat.
- Monolake busts out a bunch of early digital synths.
- Superb electro action from Alpha 606 on Detroit’s Interdimensional Transmissions.
- Lush, epic, bliss-out from the prolific Celer.
- Stellar GNOD & Anthony Child (aka Surgeon) collaboration.
- Legiac aka Funckarma delve into ambient territory.
- RunningOnAir and CukoO discs on Patterned Air in leather tied sleeves. Kinky.
- LP of organ drone gear from SaaÌad on In Pardisum.
- Banabila & Machinefabriek investigate microcosms and macrocosms through sound.
- Boom Bip delves into soundtracks.
- Biosphere and Phono Ghosts both now in on wax
- Deliciously dark electronic pop from Croatian Amor on Posh Isolation / Alter.
- ZON LP on Magazine that plays inside out.
- Bruce Haak’s 1970 electronic acid rock LP 'The Electric Lucifer' is back from the dead.
- Odd Nosdam - Sisters 12” on Leaving with that Boards of Canada Remix everyone's been weeping over.
- Minimal synth/ coldwave inspired, single-sided 7” + CDr from Sleep Museum. 50 copies job.
- Matthew Atkins + Harvey Sharman-Dunn limited tape on Minimal Resource Manipulations. Edition of 30 copies - each with unique artwork.
- Bryen Telko cassette on Feral Tapes aka Dave Noyze / Noyzelab... review to follow...
- Twelve inches of pleasure: Pépé Bradock on Atavisme, Asusu on Livity Sound, Zarate_Fix & DJ Sotofett on Thug, Mall Grab on Hot Haus Recs, Powell on XL, Killawatt with Ossia Remix, Antenna on Beats In Space, Mono-Enzyme 307 on Natural Sciences, Murray CY on L.I.E.S., CVN on Where To Now?, Romare on Ninja Tune, Kimyon on Metroplex, dgoHn with Jodey Kendrick Remix, Inga Mauer on Hivern, Tornado Wallace on Second Circle.
- The Undertones get ‘remixed’ by none other than Kevin Bloody Shields.
- Sleep Museum make coldwave synth for cold days.
- Oh Well Goodbye remind us how miserable we used to be in the ‘80s. For fans of DIIV.
- Babeheaven win this week’s worst named band competition.
- In Goat week it’s nice that we have a record in by Goat Girl.
We have to halt proceedings there, hope you enjoyed our beautiful email. More things happening next week including new Sleaford Mods and probably loads of stuff we forgot.
Words by Clint and Ant with the distant fumes of Robin.
The Normanites this week were Phil, Laurie, Kim (half a foot), Nathon, Ben (new) and back from self described “ok” holiday is Ian.
Customer Compliment of the Week:
“other than coming round and cleaning my bike for me it’s hard to see how it could be done better”
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