Weekly Update Fontaines D.C., I Like Trains, Modern Studies, Mark Lanegan.

Tim Burgess Competition, Everything But The Girl, worriedaboutsatan, Robbie Basho, The Coup, Songdog, Croatian Amor & Varg, Nozomu Matsumoto, Witchcraft, Mellow Drunk, Redd Kross, The Cult of Dom Keller.

Headlines

  • We’ve awarded our Album of the Week to Modern Studies’ new album of ornate folk, krautrock & cosmic pop. Fans of Rustin Man, Grizzly Bear & Modern Nature should dig this one.
  • Post-punks Fontaines D.C. have announced their second LP & Leeds’ post-rockers I Like Trains are back with their first in 8 years!
  • Features: Our Best Albums of April & records which just missed the cut have just landed!
  • Weekly Playlist. Heaps of staff-selected tunes have landed over on Spotify & Youtube.

New music

  • Order a copy of the upcoming Tim Burgess record for the chance to win a signed test pressing, & the latest Everything Is Recorded album for a huge bundle.
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  • Lost sessions from American primitive guitar icon Robbie Basho have been unearthed.
  • Aside from engaging in Twitter spats with acts from the 90s, Mark Lanegan releases a new LP.
  • worriedaboutsatan deals out more ambient & IDM influenced cuts of post-rock.
  • Sorry to Bother You. The Coup’s soundtrack to Boots Riley’s very own dark comedy has landed.
  • I Break Horses. Tut tut, someone will have to get the RSPCA involved now.
  • Hayvanlar Alemi. The Turkish psych rockers return with a prescient message.
  • Mamiffer changes up her ambient sounds for ornately composed folk on her latest.
  • Puerto Rico’s Buscabulla deliver their anticipated debut of synthpop, Latin electronic & disco.
  • Randy Newman. Not to be a cynic, but would Scarlett Johansson really go for Adam Driver?
  • From Manchester via the frostbitten landscapes of Norway, black metallers Winterfylleth return.
  • Stone Crush. Memphis soul compilation across two LPs.
  • Witchcraft trade the heavy psych for Bill Callahan & Elliott Smith-esque folk.
  • Acclaimed Welsh songwriter Songdog makes a welcome return.
  • Alt. country group American Aquarium compare disastrous biblical tales to the current state of the US.
  • GR raw noise rock meets psychedelic freakouts.
  • Jeremy Soule’s hugely acclaimed, cinematic classical score to ‘Skyrim’ has come to a expanded box set.
  • Nozomu Matsumoto’s installation which pairs soundscapes & lyrics from classic punk songs has landed.

Re-issues

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

  • New York's Fridman Gallery launch their new label with an LP of otherworldly field recordings, vocals, keys and electronics from Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida.
  • Croatian Amor & Varg2TM’s ‘Body of Water’ & ‘Body of Carbon’ EPs collected on one LP. Aquatic ambient up top and frantic grime inspired beat frenzies on the flipside.
  • Single-sided, gently decaying hypnotizer from Klara Lewis on Editions Mego with looping cello and black metal inspired distortion.
  • Squirming high-tech electro from enigma Bit Folder on CPU.
  • Psychedelic jazz tinged electronix from Healing Force Project.
  • Donato Dozzy / Eric Cloutier split. Dozzy’s techno submarine ‘Aquatica’ is a peach.
  • Ross Downes’ ambient fluctuates between dynamics of calm/tension/longing.
  • Brooding zoners from Ilpo Väisänen (Pan Sonic) and Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM) back at it as die ANGEL on Karlrecords.
  • Freaky Chi-town house, acid, jakbeat trax from Jordan Zawideh for fans of, JTC, Hieroglyphic Being, Traxx, Beau Wanzer.
  • Demented 7" from the mysterious TBZ on R=A.
  • Rugged industrialized hip hop on Morphine from DJ Die Soon.
  • Canadian minimal synth duo Police des moeurs land on Mannequin.
  • Crisp minimal electro hybrids and gnarly soundsystem botherers from FFT with trouser flapping subs, bleeps and deconstructed jungle flashes.
  • EP of trippy analogue/digital synths from Nassau, Trjj and P.Vee member Tulips.
  • Second Circle cherry pick and vinylize 4 ambient melters from an old Adam Oko tape on Astro:Dynamics.
  • Two long, dark tunneling tracks from Black Merlin on Offen Music.
  • Lord Of The Isles is joined by poet Ellen Renton on Whities for some eco-friendly ambient house poetry.
  • Underground Resistance re-press Bileebob's purple electro (P) funker for fans of George Clinton, Prince, Moodymann.
  • Karenn (Blawan & Pariah) ‘Kind of Green’ slammer on Voam re-pressed.

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Featured albums

I Like Trains
Donny Benet
Nozomu Matsumoto
Tulips
Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida
Fontaines D.C.
Lord Of The Isles
Robbie Basho
Mellow Drunk
GR
Bit Folder
The Coup
Marion
Marion
FFT
Buscabulla
Ross Downes
Randy Newman
Jeremy Soule
Adam Oko
Hayvanlar Alemi
Croatian Amor & Varg2TM
worriedaboutsatan
Hurray For The Riff Raff
Klara Lewis
Bileebob
Songdog
Witchcraft
Police des moeurs
Black Merlin
Healing Force Project
American Aquarium
Everything But The Girl
die ANGEL
Everything Is Recorded
DJ Die Soon
Winterfylleth
Mark Lanegan
Donato Dozzy / Eric Cloutier
No Trend
Modern Studies
Tim Burgess
Various
I Break Horses
TBZ
Jordan Zawideh
Mamiffer
The James Dean Driving Experience
The Wee Cherubs
The Cult Of Dom Keller
Karenn (Blawan & Pariah)
Jan Jelinek