- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
- Rafael Anton Irisarri rips out our tiny hearts on his epic new album on Dais.
- The Drexciya mythology becomes a graphic novel via Abdul Qadim Haqq and Tresor.
- Charlemagne Palestine & architect John Körmeling adapt the harpsichord to play Pythagorean ratios. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Frogsichord.
- Limited hand-stamped white label 10" platter from Blazer Sound System with a serpentine dub vortex and ultra-dreamy hypnobeat from CS + Kreme.
- Dub techno soothers from Fluxion.
- Scored a coupla sweet LPs on Taylor Deupree's esteemed 12k imprint from Michael Grigoni & Stephen Vitiello and Federico Durand.
- Smithsonian Folkways reissue of 1982 new age healer from Craig Kupka.
- Marja Ahti’s tones will rearrange yer atoms.
- Soul Jazz's valuable 'Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore' compilation finally in stock. Top drawer spanglers galore.
- Low Budget Aliens smudge it right up on uon and D Tiffany's XPQ? label.
- Gorgeous 15-minute deep house odyssey from Ron Trent. Limited blue wax.
- Peculiar audio artefacts from the mysterious Fossil Aerosol Mining Project.
- Delicious, multifaceted, kaleidoscopic new LP from Sunken Foal.
- Detroit electro futurism from K-1 aka Keith Tucker (Aux88, Optic Nerve, Alien FM).
- Ned Milligan & John Atkinson's long distance call-and-response chime processing ambient work, in beautiful bespoke package on Fluid Audio. Limited copies.
- Ace 'Artificial Dancers – Waves of Synth' 2LP compiled by Interstellar Funk feat. Chris & Cosey, Clan of Xymox, Liaisons Dangereuses, Human League etc.
- Wolfgang Voigt presents Rückverzauberung live in London repress!
- New school UK jazz and electronix from Lunch Money Life.
- Suction Records sister label Ice Machine reissue Ceramic Hello's Canadian underground synth-pop classic 'Climatic Nouveau' 7”.
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