Weekly Update Besnard Lakes (Dinked), King Gizzard, clipping., Fuzz.

Ben Frost, Arlo Parks, Julien Baker, Nancy Sinatra, This Is The Kit, White Hills, epic45, Pallbearer, Adrianne Lenker, Fuzz, Gorillaz, Laura Veirs, Nils Frahm, The Mountain Goats, Baroness, The Fall.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week. clipping.’s darker than molasses, industrial-tainted hip hop horrorfest gets the collective seal of approval. There’s a test pressing up for grabs for one lucky buyer too. Arriving tomorrow & more land on Monday.
  • Canada’s neo-psych/shoegaze outfit The Besnard Lakes are the 77th act to get Dinked with their ambitious new limited double album.

New music

  • Fuzz. The group featuring three heavy-hitters of the garage & psych world unite once again for more big riffs & heady fuzz.
  • epic45 are back with their heavenly dream pop & nostalgic post-rock.
  • The first part of Gorillaz’s ‘Song Machine’ project have arrived.
  • Adrianne Lenker. Second solo work from Big Thief’s front lady in all its warm analogue glory.
  • This Is The Kit. Lovely tumbling folk from Kate Stables & co. Order before midnight for the chance to win a test pressing & handwritten lyric sheet.
  • Celebrated metallers Pallbearer bring back the riffs on their new record of heavy doom & gothic gloom.
  • Ever wondered what a Radiohead classic would sound like if they went jazz? Rick Simpson reveals all.
  • Psych rockers White Hills took many a cue from classic industrial music for this one.
  • Thank heavens Loma didn’t call it a day, as they’re back with their lovely dreamy psych-folk sound.
  • Roots legend Horace Andy compiles his dubs into one convenient set.
  • CD boxset of John Prine’s first seven albums with plenty of extras & features.
  • Songhoy Blues mix upbeat African rhythms with Zeppelin-esque riffs on their latest.
  • Sound In Silence have two limited handmade CDs ready from Panoptique Electrical & yellow6. Tranquil stuff.
  • Ela Minus. Debut from the Columbian producer & DJ mashes deep house with a league of different influences.
  • Nils Frahm. Shhhh… Nils is playing the piano really quietly again.
  • Martin Rude & Jakob Skøtt Duo. Now here’s a jazz-rock-psych mammoth if there ever was one.
  • Songwriter Laura Veirs’ divorce album was produced by her ex-husband. There’s a signed postcard, songbook & test pressing up for grabs for a buyer too.
  • Alison Chesley, Steve Albini & Tim Midyett’s score to horror ‘Girl on the Third Floor’ features amplified blood effects.
  • The Mountain Goats ask the listener if they’ve ever considered getting into knives.
  • Oxykitten’s playful electronica on Polytechnic Youth has been reduced to just £5.99.
  • Left-field hip hop meets club music, R&B, dancehall & more - GAIKA’s latest has it all.
  • Jaguar No Me’s debut of garage-psych references his native Japan in vocals & sleeve art.
  • Like clipping.? You may also like Model Home’s latest slab of experimental hip hop.
  • Fat Tony. My wife has been most vocal on the subject of you buying this record…
  • Umbrae Vitae. Converge vocalist & Deathwish records founder Jacob Bannon fronts a new extreme metal supergroup.
  • Ex-Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato’s debut solo record is a darkwave influenced alt. Metal delight.
  • Hillbillies In Hell: Volume XI. Country compilation dealing in death, booze & outlaws.
  • Arab Strap. First single in 15 years from the Scottish pair.
  • Bruce Springsteen is back with the E Street Band for the first time in yonks.
  • Keaton Henson. That dog just looks saaaaaaaad.
  • CHAI & Hinds. Multi-lingual team up on very limited vinyl.
  • Skullcrusher. Not Southern Lord’s latest release, it’s an indie folk EP on Secretly Canadian.
  • Sam Amidon’s latest mixes reworks of traditional standards with compelling originals.
  • A Certain Ratio. The last of the limited ‘Berlin’ single from the Greater Manchester post-punks.
  • Leeds group Magick Mountain offer up their debut of fuzz-loaded magick psyche.

Re-issues

  • Bdrmm’s debut of psych, shoegaze & post-punk seems likely to top many alt. rock listicles at the year’s end.
  • Chapterhouse’s ‘Blood Music’ lands back on wax after being tricky to find for ages.
  • I Am Kloot. There’s a lot going on in that technicolour artwork.
  • Recent Electric Wizard efforts not doing the trick for you? Say hello to Monolord.
  • Fu Manchu stick two EPs together & add some tracks their frontman found in his garage.
  • Baroness’ first three albums land on picture disc for sludge metal fans who love a bit of colour.
  • Chiptune spods Anamanaguchi play a bunch of broken Nintendo consoles for this one.
  • The Fall’s ‘The Frenz Experiment’ gets an expanded reissue with loads of tracks from the era’s singles.
  • Hip hop troublemakers Beastie Boys release a 20-track career retrospective
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show marks 45 years on the stage & screen with a soundtrack reissue.
  • One man black metal project Xasthur re-releases a trio of fan-favourites.
  • King Crimson. More prog than you can shake a 18-piece drumset at.
  • Ken Kesey’s drug-addled proto-podcast finds its way onto wax.
  • 50 ‘Shades of’ Gray. Arty fella Jean-Michel Basquiat made some weird music in his time.
  • Scotch indie pop group The Bathers reissue three favourites. Sponsored by Dettol.

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

  • Actress takes his smudged, hazy electronics into new realms with assistance from Kara-Lis Coverdale and vox from Sampha, Zsela, Aura T-09 and more.
  • Ace, unfathomably DEEP Thomas Köner album has finally arrived.
  • John Frusciante's explosive vision of breakbeat hardcore/jungle.
  • Rush Hour’s Japanese reissue series unearths olde gems from Kino-Moderno and Colored Music.
  • 1983 weirdo improv tape jams from No Honey From These exhumed after being lost for 25 years.
  • Compilation 2LP of valuable works from Dutch electro/industrial/minimal synth legends Doxa Sinistra spanning 1982 to 1988. Edition of 300 copies on Mannequin.
  • Watch yer bassbins… Commodo’s back on Black Acre.
  • Sonically/visually gorgeous ambient records on the ever marvellous Infraction label from Matteo Uggeri and Bartosz Dziadosz & Tomasz Mrenca.
  • Fully loaded ‘Age In Decline’ 2LP on Natural Sciences incl. Sansibar, Prequel Tapes, Galaxian, Mutant Joe etc.
  • Seductive, enchanting, esoteric dreamworld from Organizatisya on Knekelhuis. 
  • Techno pop melters from Free Range on Osàre! Editions.
  • Charming cosmic ambient entirely derived from the Casio CZ-5000 by Satoshi & Makoto.
  • Solid, heavily percussive tackle from Anz on Hessle Audio.
  • Minimal Wave reissue ace, dark new wave/Japanese synth pop/minimal synth 2LP anthology from Portray Heads.
  • Otherworldly film score from Erik K Skodvin on Sonic Pieces.
  • Generative infinite rhythmic variations from Frank Bretschneider.
  • Bass Clef's 2011 cassette ode to raving ‘Inner Space Break Free’ vinylized!
  • Slightly menacing/ominous Geins't Naït & Scanner LP on Offen Music.
  • First-time vinyl edition of Tommy Mandel's bewitching 1984 private press cassette lullabies 'Music For Insomniacs'. ZZZzzzzzZZZzzzzZZzzZz.
  • Warm, melodic, dreamy Detroit house EP from Jay Daniel.
  • Matière Mémoire 's MMXX series, clear vinyl editions of 500 copies with laser-engraved artwork on side B + art prints. 12" EPs from; Jim O'Rourke, Charlemagne Palestine, Susana Santos Silva, Karbé Dinel, Giuseppe Ielasi.

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