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THIS WEEK'S MAILOUT
Piccadilly Records

Hello,
First of all we have exciting instore news for the week ahead: On Tuesday 21st Piccadilly Records shop will play host to BBC Radio 6 Music who will be broadcasting live between 10am and 4pm! I know, how good is that?! We're all thrilled, obviously. 6 Music are keeping things a bit under wraps, but listen out for some very BIG announcements and special guests on the day. Sounds good, huh?

If you fancy popping along to see what's going on, or if you just want to do your usual record shopping, here are some things to take note of: the shop will be SHUTTING EARLY on Monday 20th at 5.30pm so that all the gear can be set up. Because this is the BBC they have stringent health and safety rules and therefore we can only let a restricted amount of people in the shop at a time while the broadcast is happening on Tuesday. We'll also have the listening decks OFF all day, so if you were planning to come in and listen to a great big stack of records, visit us in on Wednesday instead.

After watching the first episode of Born to be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock about 60s rock the week before last, last week it was the turn of the 1970s with School's Out. Entertaining but hideous at the same time.

If you've got a spare moment head to Change.org and sign the petition against the statutory nuisance abatement notice that Night & Day live music venue have had slapped on them by the council because of noise complaints by neighbours. Living near a bar in the city centre; who knew that that would be noisy?! Last time I looked the petition already had over 62,000 signatures, but why not try for a round 100,000?

Philippa

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Records of the week
Warpaint - Warpaint - Limited Indies Only Coloured Vinyl Edition

Warpaint - Warpaint - Limited Indies Only Coloured Vinyl Edition
See all: Indie

  Mogwai - Rave Tapes - Limited Indies Only Vinyl (Including Bonus 7")

Mogwai - Rave Tapes - Limited Indies Only Vinyl (Including Bonus 7")
See all: Avant . Leftfield . Post-rock . Drone

  Seesselberg - Synthetik I

Seesselberg - Synthetik I
See all: Psych . Krautrock . Prog . Rock

  Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground - Vinyl Edition

Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground - Vinyl Edition
See all: Folk . Americana . Blues . R&b . Rock&roll

  Fini Tribe - De Testimony - Inc. Deadstock 33's / JD Twitch Optimo Remixes

Fini Tribe - De Testimony - Inc. Deadstock 33's / JD Twitch Optimo Remixes
See all: Electro . Synthwave . Electro-pop . Alt. R&B

 
Shackleton - Freezing Opening Thawing

Shackleton - Freezing Opening Thawing
See all: Bass Music . Future Beats . Nu Garage

  Andy Blake & Timothy J. Fairplay - B-Ultras - Inc. Jamie Paton Remix

Andy Blake & Timothy J. Fairplay - B-Ultras - Inc. Jamie Paton Remix
See all: House . Techno . Electronica . Ambient

  New York Edits - New York Edits EP 4

New York Edits - New York Edits EP 4
See all: Disco . Italo . Cosmic . Disco-not-disco . Boogie

  Bottin Presents Riding With Lucio - Le Scarpe / La Mente

Bottin Presents Riding With Lucio - Le Scarpe / La Mente
See all: Balearic . Yacht Rock . New Age . Downbeat

  Zara McFarlane - If You Know Her

Zara McFarlane - If You Know Her
See all: Funk . Soul . Jazz . Nu-jazz

 
The Love Machine - Electronic Music To Blow Your Mind By

The Love Machine - Electronic Music To Blow Your Mind By
See all: Easy . Exotica . Library Music . Soundtracks

  Selda - Selda (1979)

Selda - Selda (1979)
See all: Latin . African . World

  Dubkasm - Victory

Dubkasm - Victory
See all: Reggae . Dub . Dancehall . Ska . Rocksteady

  Wax Poetics - #57 (Janelle Monae / Jody Watley Cover)

Wax Poetics - #57 (Janelle Monae / Jody Watley Cover)
See all: Magazines . Books

  MasterSounds - Turntable Weight - Purple Engraving

MasterSounds - Turntable Weight - Purple Engraving
See all: Slipmats . Cleaners . Dj Equipment

 

STAFF PICKS - LPs

Here's our pick of this weeks albums.

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Warpaint - Warpaint - Limited Indies Only Coloured Vinyl Edition

Warpaint - Warpaint - Limited Indies Only Coloured Vinyl Edition
Ltd LP - £21.49
Andy says: A tasty mix of groove, floatiness and melody. Warpaint move (slightly) into focus with a record that's bound to be featuring in End of Year lists in 12 months' time.

  Mogwai - Rave Tapes - Limited Indies Only Vinyl (Including Bonus 7")

Mogwai - Rave Tapes - Limited Indies Only Vinyl (Including Bonus 7")
Ltd LP - £16.99
Following on from the successful and critically acclaimed release of the pathfinding soundtrack to the genre-rewriting Channel 4 / Canal+ undead drama ‘Les Revenants’ (‘The Returned’), ‘Rave Tapes’ is the first studio album from the Glasgow five-piece since 2011’s ‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’. Also available as a CD, and deluxe box set.

  Thee Silver Mt Zion - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything

Thee Silver Mt Zion - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
LP - £18.49
Due: 27th Jan
CD - £11.49
Sublime new album! Founded and led by Efrim Menuck of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, 'Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything' is the first definitive document of the band's newfound sound and style as a quintet. It’s also their first single LP-length work since the band’s debut record as a trio almost 15 years ago.

  Patterns - Waking Lines

Patterns - Waking Lines
LP - £15.49
CD - £8.99
We never really had Patterns down as masters of Acoustics and Oneirology. Bedroom dreamers maybe, a Mancunian guitar band of course, but with Waking Lines – the eagerly anticipated debut album – this is a band marking themselves out as true scientists of songcraft. With its array of field recordings, samples, original compositions and an epic haze of spellbinding loops, sonic sparks are set to fly from this thoroughly modern shoegaze-pop record.

  Zara McFarlane - If You Know Her

Zara McFarlane - If You Know Her
LP - £13.99
CD - £9.99
'If You Knew Her' is Zara McFarlane’s second album on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings. This new, emotionally charged body of work sees her blossoming as a lyrically conscious soul-jazz songwriter, cementing what 'Until Tomorrow' revealed - an artist composing original songs, telling her own stories, demanding attention for their daring brilliance.

 
Warpaint - Warpaint

Warpaint - Warpaint
CD - £9.99
Andy says: A tasty mix of groove, floatiness and melody. Warpaint move (slightly) into focus with a record that's bound to be featuring in End of Year lists in 12 months' time.

  Mogwai - Rave Tapes

Mogwai - Rave Tapes
CD - £9.99
Following on from the successful and critically acclaimed release of the pathfinding soundtrack to the genre-rewriting Channel 4 / Canal+ undead drama ‘Les Revenants’ (‘The Returned’), ‘Rave Tapes’ is the first studio album from the Glasgow five-piece since 2011’s ‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’. Also available as a limited vinyl edition, and deluxe box set.

  Demdike Stare - Symbiosis

Demdike Stare - Symbiosis
CD - £8.99
CD reissue of Miles Whittaker and Sean Canty's Demdike Stare. The tracks on "Symbiosis" are drawn from elements of Turkish, Indian, Iranian, African and West Indian film soundtracks alongside Norwegian drone records, classic house templates, punctured dub, modified techno and the arctic noise perfected by Mika Vainio.

  Demdike Stare - Tryptich

Demdike Stare - Tryptich
3xCD - £13.99
Philippa says: Demdike Stare's trio of limited vinyl LPs now together on a triple CD with a bonus 40 minutes of music, all packaged in a lavish tryptich sleeve with Andy Votel artwork.

  Demdike Stare - Elemental

Demdike Stare - Elemental
2xLtd CD - £12.99
Philippa says: If you're a fan of the dark ambience of Thomas Koner or Emptyset then these enveloping, morphing, brooding soundscapes will be an essential purchase.

 
Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son: Deluxe Edition

Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son: Deluxe Edition
2xLtd CD - £9.99
2xLtd LP - £15.49
Expanding on the existential journey of its predecessor, ‘Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son’ tells the story of a man who disappears on a search for himself never to return. The world of ‘Brothers...’ is birthed from the deepening partnership between Damien and producer Richard Swift.

  Mogwai - Rave Tapes - Box Set Edition

Mogwai - Rave Tapes - Box Set Edition
Ltd Box Set - £59.99
Following on from the successful and critically acclaimed release of the pathfinding soundtrack to the genre-rewriting Channel 4 / Canal+ undead drama ‘Les Revenants’ (‘The Returned’), ‘Rave Tapes’ is the first studio album from the Glasgow five-piece since 2011’s ‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’. Also available as a CD and a limited vinyl edition.

  Ed Harcourt - Time Of Dust

Ed Harcourt - Time Of Dust
LP - £0.00
Due: 10th Mar
CD - £6.99
Critically-celebrated English troubadour Ed Harcourt begins a new chapter of his career with a mini album of tracks that are somewhat darker than we’ve heard from him before. There’s an air of malevolence to these tracks. Flickers of Tom Waits, glimmers of James Blake and a smidgeon of Nine Inch Nails’ angelic moments, plus some Eels’ growl and a bit of Beck’s rummaging through hip hop beats.

  Cabaret Voltaire - Drinking Gasoline

Cabaret Voltaire - Drinking Gasoline
LP - £19.49
2xCD/DVD - £12.99
Way ahead of their time, Cabaret Voltaire’s blend of dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental made them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts of the last 35 years.

  Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground - Vinyl Edition

Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground - Vinyl Edition
LP - £20.99
New vinyl edition on 4 Men With Beards. The sophmore effort from the Violent Femmes was a departure from their highly acclaimed debut album. 'Hallowed Ground' features more of their folk/punk hybrid that made them so unique from the start but with even more maniacal energy than they had previously displayed.

 
Seesselberg - Synthetik I

Seesselberg - Synthetik I
Ltd LP - £22.99
These were brothers Wolf & Eckhart Seesselberg. They pioneered the modular synth experiments in 1970's Germany just as their peers Beaver & Krause, Tontos Expanding Head Band or The Silver Apples did in the USA. Their performances often took place in art galleries or Modern Art museums, where besides their sounds they also offered seminars to instruct the public into the art of synthesizer sounds.

  Selda - Vurulduk Ey Halkim Unutma Bizi

Selda - Vurulduk Ey Halkim Unutma Bizi
LP - £20.99
There were female Turkish folk singers before Selda Bağcan, but none whose hot-blooded voice carried such righteously angry words and none who also accompanied themselves on guitar. While the direction is folky overall, there's fuzz, zooming synthesizers, and heavy flute to be found.

  The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
LP - £19.99
CD - £14.99
Originally released as part of MGM's "Golden Archive Series," this 1970 album (simply referred to as Velvet Underground) is a terrific sin-and-salvation selection from the first three VU albums – just the kind of thing to take along to a desert island or to the end of the world. It's essentially their earliest greatest hits collection, and the perfect encapsulation of their Verve/MGM run.

  Wendy & Bonnie - Genesis - Vinyl Edition

Wendy & Bonnie - Genesis - Vinyl Edition
LP - £19.99
One of the most remarkable unheard albums of 1969, Genesis, the sole release by San Francisco-based sisters Wendy and Bonnie Flower, has emerged as an acclaimed pop-psych touchstone. Brimming with melodic confections and laced with radiant, sisterly harmonies, the set’s breezy Brazilian splashes and soft-rock strains convey a sophistication that belies the artists’ tender ages (Wendy, 17; Bonnie, 13).

  Various Artists - Fabriclive 73 - Pangaea

Various Artists - Fabriclive 73 - Pangaea
CD - £9.99
With Pangaea's productions having traditionally shared an affiliation with the darker end of the sonic spectrum, it comes as no surprise to find the confrontational palettes of Psyk and Shifted sitting alongside the gauzy textures of Lee Gamble and distressed junglism of Pev & Kowton, over the course of a compelling 76 minutes

 

STAFF PICKS - 12"

Hello, Here's the best of the best 12"s we have for you this week. For a more detailed look at all the new 12"s and 10"s available today, check the individual genre sections.

Philippa

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Denaji - UNTHANK006

Denaji - UNTHANK006
Ltd 10" - £9.99
Matt says: Unthank kick off 2014 in fine form with this hot 10" from Hebden Bridge's Denaji. Sipping from the same cosmic broth as Vakula, Denaji is one to watch for the next year. Unthank enlist trusty Norwegian, DJ Sotofett to supply a jaw-dropping remix of neo-tropical, rainforest dub. Unmissable.

  Fini Tribe - De Testimony - Inc. Deadstock 33's / JD Twitch Optimo Remixes

Fini Tribe - De Testimony - Inc. Deadstock 33's / JD Twitch Optimo Remixes
12" - £7.99
Philippa says: The bells! The bells! Hot new reworks of Fini Tribe's EBM era alt-dance classic for your ALFOS dance party. Justin Robertson ups the tempo and creates a dark techno banger while JD Twitch unleashes his inner goth.

  Line Idle - The Silence Between Us

Line Idle - The Silence Between Us
Ltd 12" - £8.99
Matt says: Line Idle supply a 120bpm robo-chugger on the 2013 version; a beautiful, shimmering track in the vein of Oni Ayhun or early Underground Resistance. I could even see the ALFOS crowd going for this one at the moment. Proper robot drug chug for the floor.

  New York Edits - New York Edits EP 4

New York Edits - New York Edits EP 4
12" - £9.99
Patrick says: NYC in the house!!! Two more red hot disco edits for your vinyl arsenal from the mystery New Yorker. One side brings the disco funk, while the other is a slow grooving cosmic screamer. Get on it!

  Moderat - Last Time - Inc. Jon Hopkins Remix

Moderat - Last Time - Inc. Jon Hopkins Remix
2x10" - £15.99
The third single from Moderat's top "II" LP sees man of the moment Jon Hopkins rework "Last Time" into a jerky and lolloping slice of analogue techno on a glacial scale. Moderat also supply an alternate version which ramps up the emotion of the original into a grand techno-pop anthem.

 
Andy Blake & Timothy J. Fairplay - B-Ultras - Inc. Jamie Paton Remix

Andy Blake & Timothy J. Fairplay - B-Ultras - Inc. Jamie Paton Remix
12" - £6.99
Philippa says: When two of London's most acidious DJs / producers meet, the results are going to be interesting, so the 10 minute plus "live jam" of 'B-Ultras' is no disappointment. Acidic chug ahoy! If you're playing to a crowd who like things darker and deeper then check the stripped back Jamie Paton remix on the flip.

  Bottin Presents Riding With Lucio - Le Scarpe / La Mente

Bottin Presents Riding With Lucio - Le Scarpe / La Mente
12" - £8.99
Patrick says: Italian synth maestro Bottin plucks four obscurities from Lucio Battisti's (Chaplin Band) back catalogue to lovingly edit and update. The results range from sunset Balearock to driving electrodisco, taking in a little European exotica on the way.

  Révolution Française - Bons Baisers D'Antibes - Inc. Psychemagik Remix

Révolution Française - Bons Baisers D'Antibes - Inc. Psychemagik Remix
12" - £8.49
Patrick says: While Bottin was digging through the archives of one European legend, Psychemagik and Dwit Sharp were busying themselves with another of the 70's elite. Psychemagik take Jean-Pierre Massiera's "Translocomotion" and enhance the clavinet funk of the original with a 4/4 thump, rolling synth lines and heavyweight bass rumble. On the flip Dwit Sharp offers a rework of "Discocorico" that'll be a winner for those in the Metro Area.

  Four Walls & Funkyjaws - One Night In Grodno

Four Walls & Funkyjaws - One Night In Grodno
12" - £7.99
Patrick says: Four Walls team up with Funkyjaws to kick 2014 off for Kolour Limited in jazzy form. Four tracks of soulful, musical and groovesome house that'll unite any dancefloor in spiritual euphoria.

  Ben La Desh - Wondering What We Are EP

Ben La Desh - Wondering What We Are EP
12" - £8.49
Patrick says: Is there a producer as consistent yet underrated as Ben La Desh? Here he offers a varied batch, applying his chunky loops and grooves approach to disco, soul, and Balearic material. The winner is the bassline driven "Why Don't You", specially built for shaking basements.

 
Elizabeth Merrick-Jefferson - Quetzalcoatl

Elizabeth Merrick-Jefferson - Quetzalcoatl
12" - £8.49
From her Detroit base, Merrick-Jefferson has one previous release to call on in the shape of the Urban Off Road 12" for the Argot label. The promise demonstrated there is explored further within the context of this four track 'Quetzalcoatl' 12" for COTF, expounding colourful take on Detroit house filled with rich star gazing qualities

  Tom Dicicco - No Sympathy

Tom Dicicco - No Sympathy
Ltd 12" - £10.49
Matt says: Razor-sharp techno mutations fresh from the mind of Tom Dicicco on Anthony Parasole's faultless The Corner label. The four tracks stutter, spit and snap back with bass grumble and ricocheting reverb.

  JAN - The Weather EP

JAN - The Weather EP
12" - £7.99
Patrick says: Amsterdam newcomer JAN (presumably a fan of a certain Freeki MF) delivers a proper debut here, which gleefully rolls its shoulders between funky house and soulful beatdown. One to watch!

  Ajukaja & Andrevski - Rare Birds

Ajukaja & Andrevski - Rare Birds
12" - £7.99
Matt says: Barren, glacial soundscapes from Estonia propelled with a deep house sensibility and some Soviet-era electronics. Great stuff.

  Moton 36 - Din, Catsup And Homo

Moton 36 - Din, Catsup And Homo
12" - £7.99
Patrick says: Diesel and Jarvis strike back with another three dancefloor edits for all you far out gypsies to cut a rug to. While "Din" is the biggie for the basement clubs, "Catsup" is the one that's had all the Balearic heads turning with its sunny west coast groove.

 
Eddie Russ - Zaius

Eddie Russ - Zaius
12" - £7.99
Matt says: Incredible jazz-funk reissue on original Monument label featuring four gems from legendary keyboardist Eddie Russ. All stone cold classics and anthems on the 80s scene and still sounding spine-tingingly good today. Check the low-down and dirty jazz fusion number ‘Poko Nose’, drenched in sleazy squelching bass and acid-tinged synths.

  Young Pulse - Paris Edits Vol. 1

Young Pulse - Paris Edits Vol. 1
12" - £7.99
Patrick says: GAMM recruit up and coming Gallic hotshot Young Pulse to dish up some of those tasty funk and soul reworks that the label have made their own. All four cuts are winners but the stand out is the complex and super cool edit of the Jackson's "I Wanna Be Where You Are".

  Dropouts (Gene Siewing & Max Graef) - Dropped Out EP

Dropouts (Gene Siewing & Max Graef) - Dropped Out EP
12" - £7.99
Patrick says: Gene Siewing kicks off his new Intent imprint with a hot collab with man of the moment Max Graef. Soulful, funky and sampledelic, this is my kind of house music.

  FaltyDL - Danger

FaltyDL - Danger
10" - £7.99
The prolific FaltyDL (Planet Mu / Ninja Tune) delivers a beautiful new ‘spy-flick in a 10 inch’ via Ninja Tune. The frenetic "Danger" conjures images of a chase scene while King Brute is the atmospheric score for the tense denouement.

  Shackleton - Freezing Opening Thawing

Shackleton - Freezing Opening Thawing
12" - £6.99
Patrick says: Shackleton's back with a killer new 12" showing a new found love of synthesis and complex time signatures. The circular melodies call to mind Reich, Riley and Glass and Shackleton's music lives up to the comparison.

 

STAFF PICKS - 7"

Here's the pick of this weeks sevens.

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Childhood - Pinballs

Childhood - Pinballs
Ltd 7" - £7.99
Laura says: No. 6 in the Speedy Wunderground 7" series is this offering from Childhood. And it's great! Drums and fuzzed-up bass provide a Kraut-esque groove for the vocals, sythns and shimmering guitars to wash over. As "Pinballs" is such a long track, it's split over both side of this 7". Limited to 250 copies.

  Spectres - The Sky Of All Places

Spectres - The Sky Of All Places
Ltd 7" - £4.75
This 7" features two brand new tracks that may or may not hint as to what is to expect from their forthcoming debut album early next year, either way they serve their purpose dragging you into a pt of their noise and horror ..

  Exit Calm - Promise

Exit Calm - Promise
Ltd 7" - £5.49
Shimmering shoegazey pop. Very limited red, black & purple swirly vinyl!

  Guided By Voices - The Littlest League Possible

Guided By Voices - The Littlest League Possible
Ltd 7" - £6.49
Laura says: One of 5 - yes 5 - 7" releases from Guided By Voices this week!

  Gold Panda - Quitters Ragga

Gold Panda - Quitters Ragga
7" - £5.49
Originally released in 2009 on Make Mine, Gold Panda's 'Quitters Ragga' gets a reissue on Notown. Leftfield techno / electronica with a far eastern tint.

 

STAFF PICKS - PRESALES

This is a handy 'staff picked' selection of forthcoming releases that we're currently recommending.

For our latest all-genre presales click here

For a complete A-Z all-genre list of all the current presales you'll need to click here, or if you're after genre specific presales, simply go to the genre of your choice and hover over the 'choose release date' drop down menu near the top of the page to find 'presales'.

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Brenda Beachball Ray - Ramshackle Rumble

Brenda Beachball Ray - Ramshackle Rumble
12" - £7.49
Due: TBC
Patrick says: Somewhere along the line the true spirit of the Ku was lost in a sea of Buddha Bar pish and the anaemic meanderings of anyone with a nine bar and a Spanish guitar. Thankfully, Nado uncork their bottle of vintage San Rafael dust and sprinkle it liberally over their seventh release to put the sun and fun back into the Balearic discotheque. And who better to call upon for authentic 80s oddities than the irrepressible Brenda Ray, who's plunged into the Naffi HQ archive and plucked out four vivacious

  Hospitality - Trouble

Hospitality - Trouble
LP - £15.99
Due: 27th Jan
CD - £11.99
Due: 27th Jan
Darryl says: Highly recommended! This is classy indie-rock with hints of the Breeders in their pomp.

  Jimi Goodwin - Odludek

Jimi Goodwin - Odludek
LP - £17.99
Due: 24th Mar
CD - £9.99
Due: 24th Mar
This is the first new music release from Jimi since Doves’s Kingdom Of Rust in 2009 so it’s set to be a very special release indeed.

  Smoke Fairies - Smoke Fairies

Smoke Fairies - Smoke Fairies
LP - £15.99
Due: 14th Apr
CD - £9.99
Due: 14th Apr
Smoke Fairies’ outstanding new album, the eponymously titled 'Smoke Fairies', shows the band in top form, combining their classic approach whilst exploring new forms of musical expression. A collection of dense, textured and sonically-rich songs which show off how far the band have come since their debut back in 2011.

  Broken Bells - After The Disco

Broken Bells - After The Disco
CD - £10.99
Due: 3rd Feb
Ltd LP - £17.99
Due: 3rd Feb
Highly anticipated here at Piccadilly towers: Broken Bells, the musical partnership of Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer (Shins), release their sophomore album "After The Disco". The vinyl is limited to just 500 copies too.

 
Bill Callahan - Have Fun With God

Bill Callahan - Have Fun With God
LP - £14.99
Due: 27th Jan
CD - £10.99
Due: 27th Jan
Dub is a spiritual, abstract, visceral, mystical thing. Finite and infinite at the same time. Deeply rooted in the earth and embracing outer space. Don’t be fooled by names, dub has come and gone. Dub is a ghost, a duppy. Here you will find versions of the ‘Dream River’ songs that have been killed and resurrected, spilling tales of the other side of life in a language conceivable only if you let yourself be taken there.

  Metronomy - Love Letters

Metronomy - Love Letters
2xLP - £15.49
Due: 10th Mar
CD - £9.99
Due: 10th Mar
Philippa says: In its execution, 'Love Letters' tries to do fresh things in an old-fashioned way. It takes richer methods of recording and injects them with the shock of the new – of tight electronics, and experiments in sound. It does so not to be retro, but to embrace the quality standards of the past. It also aims to be up there with the greats, reaching for those old stars.

  Morrissey - Satellite Of Love - Limited Edition Picture Disc

Morrissey - Satellite Of Love - Limited Edition Picture Disc
Ltd 7" - £9.49
Due: 27th Jan
This release is a timely tribute and homage to Lou Reed - one of the most important influences on Morrissey’s life and music. Morrissey’s version of the song was recorded live at The Chelsea Ballroom, the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas on 25th November 2011. Also includes ‘You’re Gonna Need Someone On Your Side’ - the opening track from the seminal 1992 album “Your Arsenal” and a cover of Buzzcocks’ ‘You Say You Don’t Love Me’ recorded live in Hyde Park, 4th July 2008.

  Morrissey - Satellite Of Love

Morrissey - Satellite Of Love
12" - £6.49
Due: 27th Jan
This release is a timely tribute and homage to Lou Reed - one of the most important influences on Morrissey’s life and music. Morrissey’s version of the song was recorded live at The Chelsea Ballroom, the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas on 25th November 2011. Also includes ‘You’re Gonna Need Someone On Your Side’ - the opening track from the seminal 1992 album “Your Arsenal”, along with previously unreleased live tracks: ‘All You Need Is Me’, and ‘Vicar In A Tutu’ recorded live in

  Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records Presents Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society

Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records Presents Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society
2xLP - £20.49
Due: 27th Jan
CD - £14.49
Due: 27th Jan
Soul Jazz Records’ new album ‘Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society’ is the second volume in their ‘Punk 45’ series, released to follow on from Soul Jazz Records’ recent massive deluxe 400 page ‘Punk 45s’ cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records). While the first album in this series, ‘Punk 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself!’, focused on underground punk in America, this album charts the rise of punk and post-punk

 
Augustines - Augustines

Augustines - Augustines
LP - £21.49
Due: 27th Jan
Ltd CD - £11.99
Due: 27th Jan
With its open-armed energy and elegiac grace, 'Augustines' marks a colossal leap forward for the band. This is currently getting airplay hammering on 6 Music.

  Temples - Sun Structures

Temples - Sun Structures
2xLP - £19.49
Due: 10th Feb
CD - £9.99
Due: 10th Feb
The band aim for Jack Nietzche production on a DIY budget – and succeed. "It's similar to Joe Meek – he used to record vocals in his bathroom in his flat on Holloway Road," says Tom. "The way I see it, there aren't any limitations any more," says James. "If you know what you want to achieve, there's always a way around it."

  Dum Dum Girls - Too True

Dum Dum Girls - Too True
LP - £13.99
Due: 27th Jan
CD - £9.99
Due: 27th Jan
“I write this now, many months later, on the up. So much of my life has been defined, aided, and even saved by music. ‘Too True’ is my best attempt at joining the rock’n’roll ranks, of chasing pop into the dark, and I am as ever, humbled that you listen.” - Dee Dee Penny, Dum Dum Girls.

  Snowbird - Moon

Snowbird - Moon
2xLP - £21.99
Due: 27th Jan
2xCD - £10.99
Due: 27th Jan
Snowbird are the duo of singer / songwriter Stephanie Dosen and Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde. Crafted via the wonder of technology, and yet ‘Moon’ has one unifying and intimate sound and vision, from gently pulsating, pop-centric trails to lingering, luminous ballads.

  Various Artists - Elaste Vol. 4 - Meta-Disco & Proto-House

Various Artists - Elaste Vol. 4 - Meta-Disco & Proto-House
2xLP - £16.99
Due: 27th Jan
CD - £9.99
Due: 27th Jan
Philippa says: Dompteur Mooner brings together those progressive avant-garde tracks that were expanding the genres of house, disco, acid and new wave from the late 70s to mid 80s. Charanjit Singh, C Cat Trance, Rinder & Lewis, Barbara Norris, NAD, Dopplereffekt and more...

 
Various Artists - Haiti Direct! Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubador Sounds 1960-1978

Various Artists - Haiti Direct! Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubador Sounds 1960-1978
2xLP - £16.99
Due: 27th Jan
2xCD - £10.99
Due: 27th Jan
Haiti Direct celebrates the overlooked musical legacy of Haiti, going beyond Ra-ra and voodoo stereotypes to trace the development of a unique sound that echoed across the Caribbean. The album has been compiled by Paris-based DJ and producer Hugo Mendez of Sofrito.

  Various Artists - Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1995

Various Artists - Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1995
2xLP - £16.99
Due: 10th Feb
2xCD - £10.99
Due: 10th Feb
Coming 2014, Strut have a very special release on the way for lovers of quality original Chicago house music as they team up with the legendary Dance Mania Records for their first ever full label compilation.

  Various Artists - Dark Was The Night - Mixed By Optimo (Espacio)

Various Artists - Dark Was The Night - Mixed By Optimo (Espacio)
CD - £8.99
Due: 27th Jan
Philippa says: A typically adventurous mix from Optimo, taking in post-punk sleaze, techno, house, electro-dance and avant rock.

  Gigi Masin - Talk To The Sea

Gigi Masin - Talk To The Sea
2xLP - £19.99
Due: 27th Jan
The Italian’s ambient and minimal electronic compositions the subject of forthcoming retrospective from the Amsterdam label Music From Memory.

  Neneh Cherry - Blank Project - Bonus Disc Edition

Neneh Cherry - Blank Project - Bonus Disc Edition
LP - £16.99
Due: TBC
CD - £9.99
Due: TBC
Neneh Cherry releases her first solo album in 16 years - a collaboration with Rocket Number Nine, produced by Four Tet, and featuring a guest appearance by Robyn.

 
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