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.
- 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.
- 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.
- We’ve been selected as Record Store of the Day’s selected shop for Monday! Tune into our socials from 9AM for competitions & a different spin on the usual.
- 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.
- Expanded box set from grizzly noise-rock punks No Trend.
- Everything But The Girl’s final record of deep & dark house (& all sorts more) has been reissued.
- Mellow Drunk. Paisley Underground influenced indie featuring a BJM founding member.
- Glam-power-punks Red Kross reissue two favourites.
- The James Dean Driving Experience & The Wee Cherubs are the latest acts to get the reissue treatment from Preston label Optic Nerve.
- A couple of records from Britpoppers Marion land back on colour vinyl.
- Take a trip into Donny Benet’s time machine, heading straight to the 80s.
- Midlands fuzz & psych lovers The Cult Of Dom Keller repress a record due to popular demand.
- Loopy ambient from acclaimed producer Jan Jelinek.
- Hurray For The Riff Raff. You’ll dig this if you like all sorts of folk, Americana, country etc.
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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Words: Ant & Tom.
Work: Ian, Tom R., Nathon, Phil, Jamie, Will, Daoud, Ant, Tom H. & Fred.
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