Weekly Update Cocteau Twins, Squarepusher, Dan Deacon, Destroyer.
Caroline Polachek, SQÜRL, Drive-by Truckers, Happy Mondays, Charles Mingus, Smoke Fairies, Omar Souleyman, Torres, Wild Nothing, Kl(aüs), BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
- Album of the Week. Squarepusher ties us in knots as he lets rip with a stormin’, immaculately spannered album of spangled acid jungle mayhem. This return to form is housed in a snazzy die-cut sleeve with inserts!
- Cocteau Twins have just announced remastered reissues of their debut & the gorgeous dream pop classic ‘Victorialand’.
- We’ve (re)joined evil streaming foe Spotify where you can now grab our new Reviews playlist alongside the usual Weekly one (which will still arrive over on YouTube too).
- Debut album from rising alt. rock songwriter Squirrel Flower.
- First album in six years from London folk duo Smoke Fairies.
- Uruguayan group Las Cobras’ latest blends murky psych pop with shoegaze.
- Canter return to the same place, that place being the 80s.
- Dan Deacon’s latest is a triumph of joyous, eclectic & modern psychedelia.
- Caroline Polachek’s acclaimed art pop record finally makes its way onto wax.
- Fresh 6-track EP plus beat versions of the ace ‘Bandana’ from rap royalty Freddie Gibbs & Madlib.
- Clémentine March. Debut LP from the songwriter, sung in 4 languages & featuring members of Vanishing Twin.
- 13th studio album from Dan Bejar aka Destroyer.
- Syrian wedding singer turned Bjork & Four Tet collaborator Omar Souleyman returns.
- Torres joins the leagues of the indie rock meets singer-songwriter greats.
- Wild Nothing likes having a chortle.
- 6-track mini album from Beat Hotel, sporting a reference to ‘Vertigo’ on its sleeve.
- Drive-By Truckers. Do truckers really commit drive-bys?
- Famed auteur Jim Jarmusch pays homage to a cinema great on SQÜRL’s latest.
- Invada release the soundtrack to Shane Meadows’ ‘The Virtues’ ft. original contributions from PJ Harvey.
- First studio LP in four years for synth/art pop group POLIÇA.
- Blossoms. Stockport’s third most famous export after Robinson’s beer & Fred Perry.
- Off-kilter jams from French songwriter Pascal Comelade.
- Graham Dee once fired a crossbow in Atlantic Records’ office & caused a flood...
- Do you Remember Sports? Fans of melodic punk, emo & indie rock will dig this.
- Prog, early electronic & industrial meet on these Heldon records.
- Straight up jazz classic from double bass bandleader Charles Mingus.
- Two Herbie Hancock albums make their way onto the international market.
- Shadow Puppet Miles Kane’s debut gets a re-release.
- Get mad fer’it with these four Happy Mondays reissues.
- Federico Fellini & Nino Rota’s score to ‘La Strada’ & ‘La Dolce Vita’ have landed.
- Sci-fi soundtrack obscurity courtesy of J. M. Pagán.
- UT reissue their seminal second record of no wave, post-punk & noisy pop.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
All this week’s exciting club, electronic & experimental releases from our resident Ant-visor.
- Suburban Knight eternal 1992 techno classic 'Nocturbulous Behaviour' repressed on Underground Resistance.
- Ace limited edition 12" EP on Youth incl. Kassem Mosse, Grischa Lichtenberger, FUMU, LDWG and SENSU.
- Limited repress of CHI ‘The Original Recordings’. Pure ambient brain massagers on Astral Industries.
- Peder Mannerfelt dancefloor primed bangers on Karren’s Voam label.
- Giddy, playful acid house from Andras on Tim Sweeny's Beats In Space label.
- Scorching noise from Pain Jerk on Hospital Productions.
- J. M. Pagán synth and vocoder heavy 1984 soundtrack to E.T inspired TV show from Barcelona. Kinda funny/insane LP on Finders Keepers.
- First Bersarin Quartett album in while incorporates his beloved modern classical signatures into his ambient electronica.
- Berlin school informed LP from Kl(aüs) on Castles In Space.
- Sonic warfare for the dancefloor from Phase Fatale on Ostgut Ton.
- BBC Radiophonic Workshop coloured vinyl repress action.
- Party time guaranteed 12” from PML Beatz on Príncipe in hand painted sleeves.
- Effervescent deep techno floaters from Forest Drive West on Echocord.
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Words: Ant & Tom.
Work: Ian, Tom R., Nathon, Phil, Jamie, Will, Daoud, Ant, Tom H. & Fred.
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