Weekly Update Algiers, Thundercat, King Krule, Pale Saints.

Galaxie 500, Eluvium, Holy F, Oval, Lightning Bolt, SPK, Muslimgauze, Pan American, OOIOO, Keeley Forsyth, Breathless, MONO & A.A. Williams, Pinegrove, Steve Roach.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week. Algiers snatch our Album of the Week accolade with their genre-bending post-punk. More copies of this blues, experimental rock & gospel tainted corker arriving on Monday!
  • Thundercat has announced a new album complete with several deluxe, limited-edition variants! All pre-orders will gain you an entry to win one of five test pressings.
  • King Krule makes a welcome return with his third album ‘Man Alive!’.
  • Weekly Playlist. A selection of musical delights, both new & old.

New music

  • Don’t bend, Ascend with Nottingham psych group The Cult of Dom Keller.
  • All proceeds from this release from Jack Medley’s Secure Men will be given to charity.
  • Keeley Forsyth’s debut of dark chamber pop was almost our Album of the Week!
  • OOIOO. Weird & wonderful dubby, jazzy space rock from Yoshimi of Boredoms and co.
  • Holy F marry kraut, electronics & psych on their latest record.
  • 70s seminal folkie Bill Fay is back with more pastoral sounds.
  • And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. Widescreen post-hardcore from the Texan rockers.
  • Pinegrove. The emos are being influenced by Americana & country now…
  • Mythic Sunship find their perfect home at Dutch psych festival Roadburn.
  • She’s got a Ford Courteener, which just won’t run without fuel…
  • MONO’s post-rock finds a comfy place in A.A. Williams’ dream pop songwriting.
  • Indie folk favourites the innocence mission will see you tomorrow.
  • Geoff Barrow’s soundtrack imprint release the score to surreal drama ‘Bait’.
  • Bombay Bicycle Club. Try replacing your spuds for bikes in your Bombay potatoes for a crunchy finish.
  • Whyte Horses couldn’t drag me away. Star-studded psych pop loveliness.
  • Fresh record from US pop star Halsey.
  • If you don’t eat yer tea you won’t get any Deserta.
  • Fluid Audio are back with more bespoke CD sets from offthesky & Bill Seaman.

Re-issues

  • Lightning Bolt reissue their debut with a full-length bonus slab of wax.
  • We’ve sold tonnes of this class EP from post-punks Squid so thank god for a repress!
  • Here’s an unsung classic of shoegaze & post-punk from Breathless.
  • The Sun Is Setting on the World. Death Is Not The End unearth some doomy & dark Greek folk cuts.
  • The score to Dario Argento’s giallo classic ‘Tenebre’ lands on coloured wax.
  • Leeds shoegaze legends Pale Saints reissue their debut, complete with their only Peel Session & bonus tracks.
  • Three slowcore classics from Galaxie 500 are back on our shelves.
  • New Orleans’ Dr. John creates a spooky, swampy atmosphere like no other.
  • The Electric Prunes may have had too much to dream, but they can write garage-psych classics like this one.
  • Echobelly’s Gil Norton produced Britpop classic gets a reissue.
  • The Matrix score is back on wax.
  • Eric Allaman’s soundtrack to cult film Elvira’s Haunted Hills is here.

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

Ant’s not here this Thursday so I’ll try my best to give you the low-down on the week’s best electronic, dance & experimental records.

  • Glitch pioneer Oval eschews electronics with the organic. On limited white wax.
  • SPK reissue a classic of mysterious, dark & ritualistic ambient.
  • Archival release from seminal tribal ambient musician Muslimgauze.
  • Industrial meets left-field pop & Arabic music on this corker courtesy of MSYLMA.
  • Kate Carr unleashes some field recordings taken from a scorching London heatwave.
  • worriedaboutsatan & Test Card’s latest ambient collections land on Sound In Silence.
  • Murky 4-track 12’’ of techno from Forest Drive West.
  • Pan American’s latest is a stripped down affair of soothing, organic ambient.
  • Neil Landstrumm is back on Cocoon for a 3-track EP of late 90s rave mutations.
  • Full-length LP from Bergsonist on Optimo Music.
  • Spencer Adam Grady issues in one of the final releases for Patient Sounds.
  • Shhhhhh…. It’s oh so quiet in ambient hero Steve Roach’s triple hit of hushed tunes.
  • Mysterious producer Wayne Phoenix mixes RZA’s beats with Hyperdub grit.
  • Not Waving links up with gruff-voiced grunger Mark Lanegan. 
  • Eluvium’s back with another slice of gorgeous ambient on Temporary Residence.
  • Andy Votel compiles a collection of library music from A.R Luciani.

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Words: Ant & Tom.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Kali Malone

The Sacrificial Code

9/10 from Will

'The Sacrificial Code' by Kali Malone is hard to write about. It lacks a frame of reference, a coordinate system, markers, hangers, or pegs. To frame it within a genre, even o...read on »

MSYLMA

Dhil-un Taht Shajarat Al-Zaqum

9/10 from Daoud

As much as we like to think of music as a universal language, the fact that even a relatively adventurous shop like ours doesn’t stock much contemporary music sung in la...read on »

Oval

Scis

8/10 from Will

There's a painting by the Bauhaus artist Paul Klee called 'Highways and Byways' that I like very much. It consists of hundreds of spindly lines intersecting and crossing to fo...read on »

Kate Carr

Heatwave

8/10 from Daoud

Think heatwaves are fun do you? Huh? Huh? Well, they are a bit fun. But I guess sometimes things can be fun and also a sign of impending doom. Kate Carr certainly agrees, as h...read on »

OOIOO

Nijimusi

8/10 from Tommy WM

I’m sure OOIOO never thought they’d be making music as good as this in 2019 when they first ‘formed’ in 1996. The mischievous Boredoms drummer Yoshimi ...read on »

Keeley Forsyth

Debris

8/10 from Daoud

‘Debris’ by Keeley Forsyth is the hot new album everyone is comparing to Scott Walker’s solo stuff. And like, it’s not a bad comparison. She does share...read on »

offthesky & Bill Seaman

Layers of Memory

8/10 from Daoud

So the label’s called Fluid Audio you say? It’s rare that a label’s name uses the exact words you’d use to describe an album, but stranger things have ...read on »

Bill Fay

Countless Branches

8/10 from Daoud

There’s a reason piano and violin is such a well worn combination. It’s because it makes me cry every time I hear it. It worked for Beethoven and boy does it work ...read on »

Featured albums

King Krule
Thundercat
worriedaboutsatan
Test Card
Various
Wayne Phoenix
MSYLMA
A.R Luciani
Spencer Adam Grady
Kate Carr
offthesky & Bill Seaman
The Electric Prunes
Forest Drive West
Echobelly
OOIOO
Oval
Muslimgauze
Mythic Sunship
Mark Jenkin
Bergsonist
The Cult Of Dom Keller
Eluvium
Deserta
Neil Landstrumm
MONO & A.A. Williams
Pale Saints
Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli & Massimo Morante
Bill Fay
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Pinegrove
Algiers
the innocence mission
Keeley Forsyth
Dr. John
Whyte Horses
Eric Allaman
Jack Medley’s Secure Men
Holy Fuck
Pan American
SPK
Halsey
Courteeners
Bombay Bicycle Club
Don Davis
Not Waving & Dark Mark (Mark Lanegan)
Squid
Galaxie 500
Galaxie 500
Galaxie 500
Breathless
Lightning Bolt