Weekly Update Run The Jewels, Perfume Genius, Joy Division, Sleafords Mods.
Everything Everything, Little Kid (Dinked), Einstürzende Neubauten, Public Practice, Jerry Paper, Jason Isbell, Pacific Breeze, Crack Cloud, Moses Sumney, Josey Rebelle, Sei Still.
- Our Album of the Week pick goes to Perfume Genius’s sprawling & confident latest LP, channelling everyone from the Cocteau’s & Arthur Russell through to classic US performers.
- Big albums from Run The Jewels, Everything Everything & The Jayhawks have just been announced.
- The Dinked Edition of Crack Cloud’s latest sold-out in moments, but they announced slowcore group Little Kid are also getting the deluxe vinyl treatment later that day.
- Good news if you’re a fan of Joy Division, as they’re reissuing ‘Closer’ on clear wax alongside three sought-after singles.
- Weekly Playlist. Bangers galore over on Spotify & Youtube.
- Sleaford Mods are back with a career spanning double LP of rarities, B-sides, classics & unheard tracks.
- Our resident Einstürzende Neubauten fan adores their first record in yonks.
- Peaking Lights return with their heady mix of psych, dub & synths.
- Synth-psych fun from Jerry Paper on Stones Throw. We think he should get those eyes tested though...
- Pacific Breeze 2. Ace compilation of funk-pop & synth funk from the land of the rising sun.
- The Third Mind. Take the hippies bowling, take them bowling.
- Moses Sumney’s latest is a grey area of sound. By that I mean it’s tricky to place any genre upon it.
- Very New York sounding concoction of dancey post-punk from Public Practice.
- Soulful country & folk from Frazey Ford.
- The Teskey Brothers present a live LP featuring tracks from a four-night sold-out residency.
- Lewsberg return with their dark humoured take on indie rock.
- Constant Smiles. Loads of extras are loaded into this bargain EP of shoegaze & dream pop.
- Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit. More ace Americana cuts from ex-Driveby Truckers frontman.
- Debut album from Mexico’s own psychedelic krautrockers Sei Still.
- Charlie Berger has not one, but two records this week under the monikers Slowly & With Hidden Noise.
- The delayed Hamilton Leithauser records arrive. No one has a voice quite like him do they?
- You may have heard Liz Powell on our American Football exclusive. Here she is with a new Land of Talk record.
- Before the Razorcuts. Two albums from the jangle poppers return to vinyl courtesy of Optic Nerve.
- Seminal classic from Japanese group Pale Cocoon. You may dig if you like Durutti Column or Cocteau’s.
- Fellow country star Lucinda Williams gives Giant Sand a hand on this one.
- Pacific Breeze. If the second edition wasn’t enough for you this week, have a colour edition of the first.
- Bad trip psychedelia & black metal meet with a hefty Swans influence from Oranssi Pazuzu.
- Underrated soul cut from Lamont Butler.
- Pulsallama were recently resurrected for a sample from Danny Brown. Sounds like a right old no wave knees up.
- Edikanfo. Eno adds some trippy psychedelic shades to this Afrobeat/highlife cut.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
- Stupendous Rashad Becker and Mark Fell reworks of cuts from Sote’s ‘Parallel Persia’ album, plus ace non-album track. Highly recommended EP on Diagonal.
- Grischa Lichtenberger blurs the line between absurd and normal with an album of “crooked ballads” for Raster. Vinyl includes a handmade and signed silkscreen print limited to 300 copies.
- Spectral abstractions from Kassel Jaeger & Jim O'Rourke on Editions Mego.
- Okkyung Lee delicately intertwines the stirring drama of Korean traditional music with modern classical composition and free improv on her gorgeous LP for Shelter Press.
- Cucina Povera’s intimate voice and synthetic backdrops attempt to reconcile the conflicts between mechanical living and nature.
- Clocked these ace 12"s from Simon Shreeve in drum & bass mode as Mønic?
- Yair Elazar Glotman & Mats Erlandsson’s darker modern classical/ambient hybrids occupy the spaces between electronic/acoustic and analogue/digital.
- Josey Rebelle in the mix on Beats In Space incl. trax from rRoxymore, Hieroglyphic Being, Andrés, Afrodeutsche, Titonton Duvante etc.
- Burnt Friedman hypnotises with assistance from João Pais Filipe and Jaki Liebezeit.
- Bleak, chilling, killer album spawned from sensory deprivation from Detroit’s finest electro-punks ADULT.
- Near mythical Loefah dubplate action.
- Tape of delightful ambient electronica from Jik on Bytes. Edition of 30 copies!
- Deep listening/sound healing with C. Lavender's meditative binaural recordings from inside a geodesic dome.
- A psychedelic investigation into just intonation from Phillip Sollmann (aka Efdemin).
- Emotive, dreamy, melodic acid tracks from Ociya aka Patricia & Tin Man.
- Billowing ambient heart breakers/melters from bvdub.
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Words: Ant & Tom.
Work: Ian, Tom R., Nathon, Phil, Jamie, Will, Daoud, Ant, Tom H. & Fred.
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