- Our Album of the Week is worth checking if you like Colin Stetson and/or accordions.
- Pre-order a brand new album by GAS or an old one by Swans.
- By jiminy it’s our Weekly Playlist - all set for your ears. Includes nice Laurie picture.
- BACK IN: More copies of that much sought after Heorge Garrison 12”.
We’ve had a bit of sun this week but now it’s gone in so we can return to thinking about cloud and selling records. Thanks to everyone for taking advantage of our stupidity in giving away most of our stock last week in our mega sale. We’re back to normal now so if you look below you’ll see a list of this week’s releases combined with the sort of comments that in any other line of work would see the perpetrator sacked. Happy browsing!
Recently syphoned out of the record factory.
- Ooh aren’t they lovely lads? Sweet new album from Real Estate.
- I understand you are in the Spoon trade? How very absorbing for you.
- More new Anohni tracks to despair along to before the world ends.
- We listened to the new Jessica Curry record the other day. I missed it because I was ‘vindaloo’ (in the loo).
- Southend’s finest Dark Globes are the latest to play some nice jangle.
- Four tracks of elongated psych rock from Hills.
- I see Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales have hooked up.
- Pulled Apart by ‘osses are this week’s second best ‘horse’ band.
- Doom-laden millionaires Depeche Mode squelch out a new one.
- What Phil said about Dean & Britta isn’t suitable for a ‘family’ newsletter.
- Imagine if Real Estate moved to Great Harwood and sang about rain and you’ll get Horsebeach.
- Phil reviews the Ben Frost record because he watches the telly.
- While Ian was watching his big telly at home his favourites Causa Sui played live Copenhagen but now he can listen to it on a 3LP box set.
- We can’t sell Ed Sheeran says Phil, we must keep our integrity. Anyway new in this week is the ‘La La Land’ soundtrack.
- A Max Richter song got used in a film and the next thing you know it’s out on a 12”.
- Ex the Fall folks Blue Orchids make it 47647975 reformed post punk bands.
- Those Who Walk Away make odes to crashed planes on Constellation.
- Mario Batkovis is the Colin Stetson of his chosen instrument accordion to Robin.
- John Hassall shrugs off his Libertines past for some sweet folky pop.
- Platinum selling (don’t worry we fact checked) Leeds Bit rock snorters the Pigeons Detectives get Formby-ized.
- Silver Shadows goth rock like it’s 1983 and hair looks like this.
...and here’s the ‘New In’ pages as there’s too much this week as always..
Records were gigantic when we were kids.
- Lashings of The Boats re-issues.
- Dead Can Dance fans - 4AD are really spoiling you.
- Dark edged New Zealand legends the Terminals get their ‘88 era debut re-issued.
- Slow and hypnotic garage racket from Destruction Unit.
- Soft pop men Pinback coagulate two EPs to make one big one.
- Coldharbourstores getheirfirstalbumreissued.
- Ace 1980 era DIY punk band Reptile Ranch prove that everyone will should their album re-issued one day.
- Tender and emotive songwriting from Julien Baker on Matador.
Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
That's not the lawn mower misfiring, it’s yer dad practicing for his Golden Cabinet DJ set.
- You might wanna pre-order the forthcoming new album from Wolfgang Voigt’s seminal GAS project.
- Russell Haswell’s cranked out another ear destroyer for Bocian.
- Beneath’s Mistry label shifts beyond the club for some introspective/detached futuristic ambient electronica from newcomer Kailin.
- Detroit duo ADULT. return with chums in tow for some cold and bleak synth pop for Mute.
- Edition of 30 copies AHC USB stick on Vanilla aka Body Boys - as mentioned last week - now with added review.
- Crepuscular, gothic weepers from Vilains Bonshommes on Hospital Productions.
- Happy to hear a new Microlith 12” on CPU. Saddened to hear of his untimely passing. RIP Rhys Celeste.
- Ron Trent’s ‘Prescription: Word, Sound & Power’ pioneering deep house compilation now available on 2CD.
- Mannequin continue their series of classic German New Wave reissues from Din A Testbild.
- Kaleidoscopic music from the mind of the one and only Tomutonttu on Alter.
- Temporary “synth supergroup” A Pulse Train - members of Hot Chip, Caribou, Simian Mobile Disco, Floating Points, and Junior Boys.
- High Plains soother on Kranky - the duo of Scott Morgan aka Loscil and Mark Bridges on cello.
- Pretty words + music as Jacaszek returns with an album on Ghostly.
- Stellar abstract / other worldly electronics from Scald Rougish aka Dalglish, Seaes, Rook Vallade etc. Plus Christophe Charles + Kozo Inada both on Ge-Stell.
- What happens when you kill a ghost? Ask James Murray - CD on Home Normal.
- Bollock freezing ambient from AWARE on Glacial Movements.
- I woke up the other morning with a tune from Alek Lee’s ‘Sfarot’ EP on Antinote in my head. The tune with little kids singing is so much fun.
- Irresistible psychedelic house / disco from Peaking Lights.
- Heorge Garrison 12” EP on Record Label Records as played by Aphex Twin - finally back in.
- Chicago house legend Larry Heard's sought after ‘25 Years From Alpha’ reissued.
- Second EP from Overmono on XL - brotherly techno love from Truss and Tessela.
- Coupla represses on Weevil Neighbourhood from Katsunori Sawa and Anthone.
- DJ Slyngshot’s ‘Ain't Got No Time’ back in - complete with Japan Blues Remix.
- All in a box, currently in transit, being carried by a man just trying to provide for his family; Project Pablo, Ion Ludwig, YPY, Jared Wilson, Kalla, SMBD, Strange Culture, DJ Swagger + a bunch of gear on 1432 R.
- Plus tons more new music from; Mass Prod on Wo Land, Semtek on Don’t Be Afraid, Loess on n5MD, Death Qualia on Portals Editions, Luke Hess on Echocord, John Tejada & Tin Man on Acid Test, Byul.org on Alien Transistor, Subheim & Monolog on Denovali, Gunnar Haslam on The Bunker New York, NOLIFE on Young Turks, Pentagram Home Video on Death Waltz.
If you put one over Phil’s face it would cover the entire thing.
- Three things on our Jack’s Third Man by The Blind Shake, Archie and the Bunkers and Fred and Tood (aka Dead Moon).
- Ace 60’s pop facsimile’s from the Higher Slate. Heavy on the hammond.
- And up pops Julien Baker again with a small one,
That’s yer lot. Next week if stuff happens we’ll tell you.
Update slopped out by Clint with professional help from Ant and Robin (aka the sax man).
Work sweated out by Phil, Kim, Father John Misty, Jamie, Laurie, Nathon and that nocturnal shoegaze pioneer Ian.
Customer Compliment of the Week:
“They should all be millionaires by now…. “
Make a hanging basket out of our Feefo reviews.
Best records this week
According to our review team at least...
9/10 from Ant