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Well we’ve had our first busy week of the new year at the towers and now we are really tired. Massive releases from the XX, Bonobo and Flaming Lips have arrived in stock, our label Public House unleashed their latest vinyl treat in the shape of a re-press of Memory Drawings beguiling and unique debut ‘Music For Another Loss’. But that is not all. By jiminy no. Look below and you’ll find many more treats.
Take them home and stroke their hair…..
- Weep-friendly trio The XX get marginally cheerier. Deluxe box version still available.
- Sensual and evocative folk songcraft from Julie Byrne.
- Running on empty psychsters Flaming Lips splutter another one out.
- 655465th ‘beach’ band Beach Heads make punky power pop for Replacements fans.
- The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol sold by The Record Store Whose Name Is A Man.
- Silver Linings are more than just an Anita Baker tribute act you know.
- Mike Cooper. Worth buying just so you can touch the sleeve.
- 655466th ‘beach’ band Heart Beach play quality indie pop.
- Hills show off their rhythmic prowess on their latest thing on Cardinal Fuzz.
- Squeaky punk rock and satire from Uranium Club.
- Soon-to-be-popular strummers the Molochs marry the music style of Jonathan Richman with the look of a young Sleaford Mods.
- Slowcoaches are a torrential noise rock band. What a bloody racket.
- Experimental psych guy Dan Melchior with yet another album.
- Beck -ish American lo-fi from Brandon Can’t Dance.
- Curious art pranks from Anal Magic makes Robin hate his nice editor.
- Robin describes Candy Bomber’s goofy psych rock tweedom as ‘krautrageous’.
- Inspired modern folk patterns from the always good the Memory Band.
- Herman Dude dude Stanley Brinks collabs with banjo and fiddle duo for pub-friendly singsongs.
- Neo-classical super duo A Winged Victory For the Sullen.
- Nerd rock veterans Half Japanese still have the capacity to thrill.
- Al Lover presents ‘Neuicide’. No prize for guessing what it sounds like.
- Really good songs performed dreadfully by New Zealand chanteuse Bic Runga.
- Sohn. like a weirder Sam Smith. But better than that.
- Smooth electronic king Bonobo unleashes some more cinematic prettiness.
- Gruesome GBV styled clankers Chavez return.
- Dryjacket sound rather unnervingly like Death Cab For Cutie.
- Personal and the Pizzas play like the Ramones, enjoy pizzas.
Re-brushed and ready to be re-caressed.
- Out on our very own Public House imprint is this 2012 era delight from dulcimer-led cinematic troupe Memory Drawings. First time on wax.
- Phil likes Funkadelic quite a lot. True.
- Is a compilation a re-issue? Well synth/indie pop lot Girl One and the Grease Guns are going here whether they like it or not.
- Tim Gane’s Cavern of Anti Matter re-issue ‘Blood Drums’. Vinyl sold out though.
- Hey Colossus have collected all their best bits into one catch-all LP.
Ant’s Electronic Round-Up
Gone sledging with Surgeon.
- Vito Ricci’s uses Laurie Spiegel’s ‘Music Mouse’ software to compose his ‘Symphony for Amiga’.
- Stripped back, percussive, dubbed-out gear from Burnt Friedman on Latency.
- Icy minimal textures from Johannes Malfatti on Glacial Movements.
- Gnarly slow-mo industrial techno/EBM grinders from December on Mannequin.
- Delroy Edwards ‘On The Beach’ triple wax, on his L.A. Club Resource. Chock full of lo-fi, hazy beats.
- Reissue of 1986 LP from Randomize aka Eugenio Muñoz, who was one-half of outfit Mecánica Popular.
- Psychedelic, tropical ambient action from Spencer Clark (The Skaters Monopoly Child Star Searchers etc.) as Typhonian Highlife on KRAAK.
- Longform ambient drone from Tomonari Nozaki.
- Vakula 12” on Bandura has the Ukrainian producer on a dub techno tip.
- Ultra limited/pricey 12” from Flørist.
- ‘Hit Bubba’ 12” on FXHE from Detroit’s Omar S, with a coupla sweet acid cuts.
- Robin The Fog and Chris Weaver soundtrack ‘Psyché Tropes’ using four reel-to-reel tape machines as Howlround.
- Biosphere’s 1997 album ‘Substrata’ reissued and expanded on 2CD.
- Tape from The Asistent which is apparently the Original Soundtrack to the Czechoslovakian psychological TV drama Anja & The Memory People.
- Coupla rekkids on Jamal Moss’s Mathematics imprint from the man himself as Hieroglyphic Being and The Configurative Or Modular Me Trio and with Steve Poindexter as Faces of Drums.
- Plethora of more 12” plates from Population One on Rush Hour incl. Orlando Voorn Remix, Collin Strange on L.I.E.S., Shades, Elemnt on Hidden Hawaii, Ancestral Voices and ASC on Horo, Folamour on All City, Second Storey on Nervous Horizon, Juju & Jordash on Dekmantel, Dam-Funk on Saft, Claude Rodap on Rush Hour, Unit Moebius reissue on Bunker, Facta, Helm, Sam Kidel, O$VMV$M on Ancient Monarchy.
And that’s yer lot. We’re off for a walk in the sleet. See you next week when more things will happen (maybe).
Words: Clint, Ant and a soupcon of Robin.
Work: Phil, Kim, Jamie, Laurie, Nathon and big ol’ bear Ian.
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