- A load of Video Game Soundtracks in this week.
- Here’s your Top 50 Late summer Pre-orders.
- CHEAP! Grizzly Bear + Liars back catalogue stuff.
- Album of the Week and your hand-sourced Weekly Playlist.
- Bearded folk lad Iron & Wine just doin’ what he does.
- Re-live when Bob Seger ruled the airwaves by playing The War On Drugs on your record deck.
- Unbreakable man-rockers Queens of the Stone Age.
- Multicoloured pop shop The Fresh & Only’s.
- Shouty/emos Gold Class get rather upset.
- Silky soulful and slightly eerie smoothies The Steoples.
- Patience, Widowspeak, patience. You will be Mazzy Star eventually.
- EMA is just too broken to be big singing in ambivalent monotone.
- Unrelenting innovators Liars go way off kilter with much success.
- Japanese loon Aritomo unleashes more superbly packaged freak folk.
- Hello to Tortoise’s Jeff Parker and his strange guitar contraption.
- Sleek electronic jazzers Portico Quartet re-elongate.
- Sparkling synth pop from Cymbals.
- Benn-approved young people-rockers Cabbage.
- Heat-hazed Americana from Chris Forsyth.
- Bardo Pond/Yo La Tengo do a splurge each.
- A short blast from Ty Segall. Help him unseat the orange clown.
Felice Brother Ian Felice goes it alone, First vinyl waxing for writer of songs Courtney Marie Andrews, Baby in Vain remind me of ‘90s soundchecks, Howie Reeve is like Richard Dawson without songs proper. Nadine Shah unleashes a second LP of PJ Harvey-esque angst and melancholic punk rockers Pinact.
- Shoegaze futurists Curve get their ‘Doppleganger’ re-remembered.
- A bar-room blitz from original rock troll Alex Chilton.
- Sturdy 90s pop punkers Superchunk.
- Minimal and funky New Yorkers ESG.
- Blues guitar legend and mirror man Loren Connors.
- Remind yourself why The Fall were good with this 6 CD box set.
- Raggedy Go -Betweensy Aussies Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.
- Sun Kil Moon / Jesu in on vinyl. Instrumental version still not forthcoming.
Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
Bringing a flavour of Berlin to Burley-in-Wharfedale.
- Finally we get an album of superb darkside D&B/industrial/techno hybrids from from Bristol’s mighty Pessimist on Blackest Ever Black.
- Lovable weirdos Hype Williams return with an album on Big Dada.
- Warp reissue B12’s Artificial Intelligence classic ‘Electro-Soma’ alongside some archival gold from the same period.
- We scored some copies of S U R V I V E’s 2012 album, originally on Mannequin - now on black/red wax via Holodeck. Plus we have some tape editions, plus tapes of their album on Relapse.
- BJNilsen album on Editions Mego drawing on experiences and recordings from an alpine hiking trip.
- Unseen Worlds reissue C-Schulz’s brilliantly bizarre 1991 album ‘10.Hose Horn’.
- Merzbow ear flosser on Dirter. Mutant format; one side is CD, the other vinyl. Don’t blame us if it wrecks your posh Hi-Fi.
- Khalil drags auto-tune pop/R&B into strange, beguiling places on Posh Isolation.
- Dead-Cert unearth some incredible, zoned, trippy, nightmarish library music from Raskovich aka Giuliano Sorgini.
- Album of bass-driven cuts from Second Storey on Houndstooth, incorporating Bass, electro, techno, ambient, etc.
- Perception challenging, ‘Spectric Acid’ brain voodoo from Mouse on Mars’ Jan St. Werner. 300 numbered copies CD + booklet on Thrill Jockey.
- Imagined ambient synth soundtrack gear from Maine.
- Ace, slow, hypnotic, African drumming inspired techno from Harmonious Thelonious.
- Dead Light get remixed by Andrea Belfi, The Sight Below and Luke Abbott.
- Dark Entries keep ‘em coming with Lena Platonos remixed, plus a reissue of London post-punk quartet Shoc Corridor’s 1982 ‘A Blind Sign’ EP w/ bonus demo cut.
- Cinematic kosmische, limited lathe cut 10" + 7" + CDr from David Kristian (50 numbered copies). Sula Bassana ‘Best Of’ double cassette compilation. Both on on KinetiK.
That’s yer Jewson lot. Remember we’ve got a delicious bank holiday to look forward to in the UK so we won’t be back until Tuesday. Bye.
Words: Clint, Robin and Ant.
Work: Kim,Laurie, Ian, Phil, Robin, Jamie and Benn.
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