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Update Featuring Spiritualized, Sauna Youth, The Cardiacs, Julia Holter.

Plenty to offer this week for the discerning buyer of records with new ones from Julia Holter, Teleman, Waxahatchee, Menace Beach, Per Norgard, Thomas Fehlmann, and more.

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Hello again all you fans of things for ears, and welcome to our latest round-up of the vinyl wares we have for you. It’s been another week where literally nothing of interest has happened here at the Towers, except that Phil’s cough is a bit better and the trees outside our window are yellowing just slightly. So we’d better get on with what we are loosely describing as a ‘show’ before we all get too excited.

Genre guides

Did you enjoy the genre guides we sent you on Tuesday? If so, we’ve published the next two - on Post-Rock and Psychedelic Rock. So here's the full line-up:  

More to come...stay tuned.

New records

  • This 7” has to be music at BEAK quality.  
  • Sauna Youth. Like those American people in a heated room.    
  • As sponsored by the Disney corporation, Spiritualized’s Christmassy new record.   
  • Teleman add a few synths and things to their polite English pop. No disaster.
  • Paul McCartney releases his worst ever song (takes some doing) and some better ones.
  • Professional irritant Ian Svenonious creates a ‘lost album’ with Escape-ism.   
  • Waxahatchee calls from a country phone.
  • Young Marble Giants/Weekend folks Alison Statton & Spike still sound lovely after all these years. 
  • Pig Destroyer.We love grindcore but we also love pigs. Confused.  
  • Leeds scene sorts Menace Beach continue their pop wallop.
  • Dean Wareham presents his ‘Luna Demos’. In other word demos for his band Luna. Simple.   
  • Papernut Cambridge are so psychedelic their record plays inside out.
  • No overdrive, no turner just Eric Bachman.
  • Delta Sleep are a British math-rock band. A Maths rock band then.  
  • Haiku Salut worked with Public Service Broadcasting but don’t let that put you off.
  • Death Grips play hip-hop punk apparently.
  • Alpaca Sports make perfectly pleasant pop ditties thanks.
  • Purple Heart Parade make like an early Verve demo and space jam.
  • Pharcyde-y boom bap from The Lytics.
  • La Luz bring the fuzz.
  • 90s melody burning hardcore from Right Shitty who are anything but.  
  • Missing King Gizzard? What about Psychedelic Porn Crumpets.
  • Chilly Gonzales makes ‘Solo Piano III’  - the (you guessed it) third in his series of piano albums.
  • Oliver Coates who we keep calling the ‘new Arthur Russell’ which we must stop doing immediately.
  • Have a slumber to the new Special Occasion.
  • A Happy Return make jumble sale

Reissues

  • Matt Berry reissues his album wi’ t’bird on cover.
  • Beautifully presented re-issue of The Durutti Column’s superb ‘Without Mercy’.
  • Two big Depeche Mode box sets for your delectation.
  • Three super super msad as a box of trolleys The Cardiacs album to re-buy.  
  • Oneida get their turn of the century pop psych re-vamped.
  • Back In: Old timey Sleaford Mods CDs.

NEW! Check out our release schedule timeline! It's proper. Properly inaccurate, that is.

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

Back to (old) School

  • Reissue of class cosmic electronic meditation music from Per Nørgård.
  • Maribou State explore global music cultures. Looks pretty on Turquoise wax.
  • Lonely, coastal ambient journals from Cremation Lily on Alter. Delayed slightly but finally here!
  • Factory Floor taster 12” with two cuts from their forthcoming soundtrack to Fritz Lang's 1927 silent sci-fi classic Metropolis.
  • Wrangler remixed by Crooked Man, LoneLady and Mute Lord Daniel Miller.
  • Shape shifter Ital Tek takes his sound in a darker ambient direction on Plant Mu.
  • Heavee LP on Teklife of that there footwork music. Also more Chicago foot tangling beats on cassette from EQ Why.
  • Chris Liebing ropes in Polly Scattergood, Cold Cave, Aleen, Gary Numan etc. to sing over his ominous electronics on Mute.
  • Fourth world fantasies from Mårble.
  • LP from the most excellent Siavash Amini, exploring how sorrow relates to space.
  • Limited repress of Stasis 1993 EP Circuit Funk on Peacefrog. Classic UK techno from Steve Pickton!
  • Kaleidoscopic album from the Orb's Thomas Fehlmann on Kompakt.
  • Meat Beat Manifesto Vs. Terry Riley LP on Electronic Sound. Jack Dangers gets busy with Tez’s ‘In C’.
  • Claustrophobic, dark/rhythmic ambient from R.A.N. on Karlrecords.
  • Twelves incl. some old Pinch wobblers reimagined by Kromestar, spacey electro from Nullptr on CPU and Brendon Moeller on Echo Echo.

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Epilogue

As Low once said, “so many words” - but all good ones, we hasten to add. Speaking of Low, their new album is out next week along with ones from Aphex Twin, Sleaford Mods and a loads of Throbbing Gristle re-issues. Big times...let’s sleep first.  

Words: Clint, Robin and Ant.

Work: Jamie, Benn, Kim, Nathon, Daoud, Phil and Only Ian Love Can Break Your Heart.

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Top releases

Low
Spiritualized
Aphex Twin
Sleaford Mods
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Dean Wareham
Ty Segall
Julia Holter
Teleman
BEAK>
Waxahatchee
Sauna Youth
La Luz
The Durutti Column
Arve Henriksen
Maribou State
Cremation Lily
Alison Statton & Spike
The Twilight Sad
Death Grips
Haiku Salut
Factory Floor
Menace Beach
Per Nørgård
Pig Destroyer
Oneida
A Happy Return
Meat Beat Manifesto Vs. Terry Riley
Eric Bachmann
Chris Liebing
Escape-ism
Oliver Coates
Alpaca Sports
Papernut Cambridge
Paul McCartney
Chilly Gonzales
Matt Berry
Thomas Fehlmann
Stasis
Purple Heart Parade
Wrangler
R.A.N.
Delta Sleep
Nullptr
Siavash Amini
Ital Tek
EQ Why
Mårble
Special Occasion
Heavee
Pinch
Brendon Moeller
The Lytics
Right Shitty