Weekly Update Beak, Brainfeeder, Gazelle Twin, Johann Johannsson, The Declining Winter, Felt
Loads of things including three (!) Albums of the Week plus new Brainfeeder, Villagers, Suede, Felt, Prince, The Field, Christine & The Queens and lots of other good stuff. Well done us!
Intractable in-store bickering = Album of the Week Triple Header!
- Daoud’s Album of the Week. Righteous political fury.
- Robin’s Album of the Week. National League North pop.
- Phil’s Album of the Week. Grumpy old tweeters.
- New Brainfeeder retrospective.
- Thank God Public Service Broadcasting are here to tell us that the Titanic happened.
- The latest Thesis box set.
- Chris Carter box set.
And yet another genre guide for you:
The rest of the news:
Seems like it’s been an exceptionally busy week, this one. Can’t be certain, really, as I’ve not turned around and looked at any of my colleagues. Judging by the constant sound of ripped tape and muffled cardboard, though…well, I reckon the music biz is doing just fine. Case closed.
Anyway here are some of the records responsible.
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- How Suede it is to be loved by you.
- Lonnie Holley is still making essential music. Anger delivered at and spat out at…. America.
- Christine and the Queens debuts ‘Chris’ -- in English or French. You lucky things.
- Quietus’ noise hero Gazelle Twin returns. Sponsored by the good people at Adidas.
- Beaking news! Geoff Barrow’s band have a new album out.
- Joyce Manor discovered Teenage Fanclub. A bit.
- West Yorks pastoral grumps The Declining Winter await the firing of the latest York City FC manager.
- Johann Johannsson’s final soundtrack commish.
- James Holden + Maalem Houssam Guinia do call-and-response musics live.
- Also a duo: Sharron Kraus + Belbury Poly. Last one on Ghost Box ‘Other Voices’ series.
- Mush better be famous soon or else.
- A new Prince record? Sure.
- Villagers, aka ol’ wobble voice, returns. God found, seemingly.
- Mull Historical Society produced by Bernard Butler but don’t let that put you off.
- Black Honey are cool and they know it.
- Retiree are a ‘credible’ 80s homage. Like...um….everything else.
- Black Belt Eagle Scout could kick your ass… with fuzz.
- Chilean psychsters The Holydrug Couple are on a mega.
- Tentenko delivers us the J-pop irreverence we need in these troubled times.
- Paul Haig is the guy behind not-a-man band Josef K doing….Four Tet style electronica?
- The ‘Sha La Das’. Really? That’s what name you’re going with?
- Stoned Jesus are ecclesiastical weed heads. Guess what they sound like?
- MIKE is the best 19 year old prodigy since Kylian Mbappé.
- For just a moment, Richard Reed Parry doesn’t have to think about the Arcade Fire.
And a few more….
- The Shifters have a cunning plan. No really they do.
- Always nice to have Mutual Benefit be soft and nice.
- Uptown Funk II: Louis Cole.
- Sinister goth duo Sneers are not the kind of band you want to meet your mum.
- Ex Come lady Thalia Zedek Band.
- The Primals cream the best bits off Wand and Pixies.
- How many times do we have to tell you: Susumu Yokota!
- Felt is that band with the guy called Lawrence that everyone loves.
- The Durutti Column. Is that a Noel Fielding look-alike?
- Not sure I like the look of these Ramones rascals.
- It’s an unfortunate coincidence that this jazz band are called Placebo.
- Super smooth folk and jazz guy Terry Callier.
- Raucous and visceral post punk from one time chart toppers 23 Skidoo.
- More Jonny Trunk curated goodness in Britxotica Goes Wild!
- Get your leather jacket out. All the best MC5 albums have been put in a box.
Check out our release schedule timeline! It's proper. Properly inaccurate, that is.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up:
No joke this week as we wish his son a speedy, 180rpm recovery.
- Thank Your Lucky Stars cuz Whitehouse’s classic Albini produced power electronics terrorizer has been expanded. 2LP on Dirter in an edition of 500 copies.
- First-time, lean vinyl edition of Heavenly Music Corporation aka Kim Cascone's delightful 1993 ambient tranquilizer 'In a Garden of Eden' on Astral Industries.
- Pure rippers from Bristol’s mighty Giant Swan on Whities.
- The Field aims straight for the heart, going deeper and more introspective on sixth album for Kompakt.
- The Bug’s Pressure label is on a fookin’ roll with a riddim produced by Nagasaki’s G36 - ridden to perfection by Nazamba sounding truly vexed.
- Scored ultra-limited tape editions of Ratgrave and Steven Julien albums on Apron. Ratgrave is available in orange or gold, and Julien's 'Bloodline' has a slowed down version on the flipside for stoned snails. One copy per customer to share the love.
- 'Sichten 1' compilation of previously undiscovered gems curated by Frank Bretschneider on Raster-Media.
- Philip Best, Sarah Froelich and Russell Haswell aka Consumer Electronics bring the noise on a pant shitting 7” on Harbinger Sound.
- James Holden busts out his modular synth alongside Maalem Houssam Guinia.
- Stompin’ ‘floor tackle from Luke Slater as L.B. Dub Corp on Stroboscopic Artefacts.
- Ace Dutch West Coast electro action from DJ Overdose on Lunar Orbiter Program.
- T&K Crew acid house on Balkan Vinyl incl. Posthuman & Kirk Degiorgio remixes.
- Ghostly sister label Spectral Sound celebrate 18 years in existence with a 2x12” feat. Matrixxman, Gunnar Haslam, D’Marc Cantu, Russell E.L. Butler etc.
- Psychedelic Portuguese exotica from Niagara on Príncipe.
- Frantic techno + power ambient gear from Isabella on Peder Mannerfelt Produktion.
- Versatile EP from Linkwood on Firecracker for the home or club.
- Brand new and immersive bvdub record to help see you through the winter.
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What the feck has Robin done with my stress ball?
Words: Clint, Robin, Ant.
Work: Jamie, Benn, Kim, Nathon, Daoud, Phil and Ian Love Is A Battleship.
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