Weekly Update Julianna Barwick, Blake Mills, Jason Molina, Squid.

Rafael Anton Irisarri, Arca, Girl Friday (Dinked), Sunwatchers, Old Man Gloom, Wild Nothing, Federico Durand, Fluxion, The 1975, Tim Burgess, Kooba Tercu.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week. Blake Mills teams up with Cass McCombs for an album of quiet & intimate folk
  • Jason Molina’s final album, Julianna Barwick’s latest (with a signed print), a Squid double single & Arca’s new’un will be arriving soon.
  • More Dinked vinyl! This time, post-punk group Girl Friday’s debut lands on limited & exclusive colour wax.
  • Weekly Playlist. Lots of staff-selected tunes have landed on Spotify & Youtube.

New music

  • Today is your last opportunity to win a signed Tim Burgess test pressing! Simply order a copy before midnight to be entered.
  • There are a few copies left of the Dinked clear vinyl of Katie Von Schleicher’s new record. You’ll also get a bonus 7’’ & a tote bag.
  • Sunwatchers. It’s a journey of proggy psych weirdness but remains fun as hell. 
  • Birmingham post-punks The Nightingales return with their eleventh.
  • US indie rock survivors The Airborne Toxic Event are back with their first in five years.
  • It’s come the time for Cheshire pop-rockers The 1975 to create an eclectic & genre-blending double. 
  • Fans of grizzly post-metal & sludge take note, as there are two Old Man Gloom records out this week.
  • It’s been a good while, but The Electric Soft Parade are back.
  • Augustus Muller. One half of Boy Harsher enters the world of soundtracks.
  • Avant-prog/RIO group Aksak Maboul’s first in four decades is here, featuring members of Henry Cow & Tuxedomoon.
  • Local lad worriedaboutsatan’s latest lands on n5MD.
  • Steve Earle & The Dukes. The consistently reliable country rock songwriter attempts to bring Trump voters back to normality.
  • Houses of Heaven. One for the darkwave, goth & industrial fans.
  • Songwriter James Elkington channels all eras of folk in Wilco’s loft with Jeff Tweedy.
  • Promising young UK songwriter Eve Owen releases her debut on Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s label.
  • Sean O’Hagan & Laetitia Sadier make up the all-star backing band for Marker Starling’s latest.
  • Mr Hefner (no not that one) Darren Hayman continues his prolific streak.
  • Booooolton’s Badly Drawn Boy is back with a slippery new record.
  • Greek noisemakers Kooba Tercu are back with more challenging psychedelic cuts. 

Re-issues

  • One of the best slices of modern dream pop is back courtesy of Wild Nothing.
  • It’s no wonder Shirley Scott was nicknamed “Queen of the Organ” upon hearing records like this.
  • Tim Presley helps out The Fall on this 2000s era LP. On remastered ‘splatter’ vinyl.
  • Industrial meets dark as night psych on this beloved Psychic TV LP.
  • Masahiko Sato. An essential cut for all you Japanese jazz & psych fiends.
  • All sorts of modern funk, soul, jazz & RnB meld on Hiatus Kaiyote’s second record.
  • The Upsetters. Django is unchained on this vintage reggae classic.
  • Infinity Forms Of Yellow Remember make a right old racket of swirling psych.
  • Bill Orcutt bestows us with two very different records of guitar brilliance.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Einstürzende Neubauten

Alles In Allem

8/10 from Fred MG

The temptation is always there to compare Einstürzende Neubauten to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Bandleader Blixa Bargeld’s long involvement with Cave’s gro...read on »

Public Practice

Gentle Grip

8/10 from Tommy WM

‘Gentle Grip’ is an album which feels like a tour of 70s and 80s New York. From the Suicide synth-punk stormer of the opener to its new wave bite and the dance-pun...read on »

Sunwatchers

Oh Yeah?

8/10 from Daoud

I am a simple man. All I want in life is a banana at midday, a landlord who’ll let me have a pet, and an album that closes with a 20 minute psych jam. Now that I’v...read on »

Blake Mills

Mutable Set

8/10 from Daoud

We’re not really in the midst of the loudness wars any more, but having lived through them, it’s still refreshing to listen to music that relishes being quiet. Qui...read on »

Featured albums

Arca
Squid
Jason Molina
Girl Friday
RT Factor (Ron Trent)
Charlemagne Palestine & John Körmeling
Blazer Sound System / CS + Kreme
Michael Grigoni & Stephen Vitiello
Julianna Barwick
Federico Durand
Lunch Money Life
Ned Milligan & John Atkinson
Marker Starling
Aksak Maboul
Ceramic Hello
The Airborne Toxic Event
K-1 (aka Keith Tucker)
The Electric Soft Parade
Shirley Scott
The Nightingales
Darren Hayman
Marja Ahti
Low Budget Aliens
Old Man Gloom
Old Man Gloom
Fluxion
Abdul Qadim Haqq
worriedaboutsatan
Kooba Tercu
Blake Mills
Houses Of Heaven
Badly Drawn Boy
Craig Kupka
Bill Orcutt
Bill Orcutt and Michael Morley
Rafael Anton Irisarri
Augustus Muller
Fossil Aerosol Mining Project
Sunken Foal
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Katie Von Schleicher
Tim Burgess
Sunwatchers
James Elkington
Various
Eve Owen
Interstellar Funk presents
The 1975
Infinity Forms Of Yellow Remember
Masahiko Sato
The Upsetters
Wolfgang Voigt
Hiatus Kaiyote
Psychic TV
Wild Nothing
The Fall