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Polacheck

Billions

    New single from Caroline Polachek entitled “Billions” and the second to be taken from her upcoming, sophomore album. The single features new B-Side & rework of Brooklyn-based musician, artist, composer, & Mercury Music Prize nominated producer Oneohtrix Point Never’s “Long Road Home” from his 2020 album “Magic Oneohtrix Point Never.” Caroline Polachek is a Grammy-Award winning artist and songwriter who’s lead single “Bunny Is A Rider” was chosen by Pitchfork as their “Best Song of 2021.” The LA-based artist released her solo album PANG in 2019 to critical acclaim, receiving praise from Pitchfork (7.3), The Guardian (4/5), NME (4/5), TLOBF (9/10), Paste (8/10), & more. She is confirmed as direct support for Dua Lipa across her North American Stadium Tour, as well as Coachella 2022

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Billions
    2. Long Road Home

    Tom Waits

    Blood Money - 20th Anniversary Edition

      Blood Money is etched. It’s scratched out in bold, dark lines, with marimba, trumpet, and bass clarinet and contains some songs of Tom Waits’ most memorable melodies. The songs are declarative, sardonic, unforgiving, musical dispatches, from the bottom of the heap. “Blood Money is flesh and bone, earthbound,” said Waits. “The songs are rooted in reality: jealousy, rage, the human meat wheel...They are more carnal. I like a beautiful song that tells you terrible things. We all like bad news out of a pretty mouth. I like songs to sound as though they’ve been aging in a barrel and distressed.”

      TRACK LISTING

      Misery Is The River Of The World
      Everything Goes To Hell
      Coney Island Baby
      All The World Is Green
      God’s Away On Business
      Another Man’s Vine
      Knife Chase
      Lullaby
      Starving In The Belly Of A Whale
      The Part You Throw Away
      Woe
      Calliope
      A Good Man Is Hard To Find

      Tom Waits

      Alice - 20th Anniversary Edition

        Alice is one of the most distinctive of all Waits’ creations, occupying its own corner in the odd-angeld room that is Tom Waits’ body of work. While there are familiar parts—the redoubtable ragged voice, jazz ballads and poignant musings on death and longing—the whole is strange and exotic. A devastatingly beautiful atmosphere made of sorrow and reverie, insanity and resignation, rises like a mist in Alice. It’s a lyrical melancholia, a feeling that creeps in on the arms of Stroh violins and unabashed poetry. These are songs to fall into, and sometimes, to keep falling. There are fragile, haunted musings, and laments, mad ruminations, and tales of unrequited love and anthems from beyond the grave.

        TRACK LISTING

        Alice
        Everything You Can Think
        Flower’s Grave
        No One Knows I’m Gone
        Kommienezuspadt
        Poor Edward
        Table Top Joe
        Lost In The Harbour
        We’re All Mad Here
        Watch Her Disappear
        Reeperbahn
        I’m Still Here
        Fish & Bird
        Barcarolle
        Fawn

        Etching Side D

        Black Dice

        Mod Prog Sic

          Mod Prog Sic is the new album from Black Dice, their first LP in almost a decade.

          The album is the band at their peak, combining twisted rhythms and sharp, beamed- in guitar melodies and vocals. The album packs twists and turns all along the way, morphing and changing shape, creating a truly alien form of classic rock and some of the most timeless and unique leftfield electronic music being made today. This is Black Dice's 25th year as a band and they sound as unto themselves as they did in 1997, even while sounding nothing like the screamo punk of their Providence days.

          TRACK LISTING

          Bad Bet
          Tuned Out / Swinging
          Scramblehead
          White Sugar
          Plasma
          Big Chip
          All The Way
          Scramblehead II
          Jocko
          Downward Arrow
          Scramblehead III

          Luca Yupanqui

          Conversations

            Last year Sacred Bones released the groundbreaking album Sounds of the Unborn which was made by using biosonic MIDI technology to translate Luca Yupanqui’s in utero movements into sound. With the help of her parents, Psychic Ills bassist Elizabeth Hart and Lee Scratch Perry collaborator Iván Diaz Mathé, Luca’s prenatal essence was captured in audio. They designed a ritual, a kind of joint meditation for the three of them, with the MIDI devices hooked to Elizabeth’s stomach, transcribing its vibrations into Iván’s synthesizers. They let the free-form meditations flow without much interference, just falling deeper into trance and feeling the unity. After five hour-long sessions, the shape of an album began to emerge. Elizabeth and Iván then edited and mixed the results of the sessions, respecting the sounds as they were produced, trying to intervene as little as possible, allowing Luca’s message to exist in its raw form.

            The album received widespread attention and was featured in NPR, The Guardian and Audiofemme among others. Conversations is an album featuring remixes by some of contemporary music’s most visionary participants including electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, new age legend Laraaji, fan favorites Peaking Lights and up and coming star Nialah Hunter, among others. These remixes bring new and vibrant musicality to the richly dimensional and moving sounds created with the original release.

            TRACK LISTING

            SIDE A
            A1. V2.2 (Suzanne Ciani Remix)
            A2. V3.2 (Peaking Lights Remix)
            A3. V4.2 (Hiro Kone Remix)
            A4. V3.1 (Nailah Hunter Remix)
            SIDE B
            B1. V2.1 (Dallas Acid Remix)
            B2. V5 (Dean Hurley Remix)
            B3. V1 (Morita Vargas Remix)
            B4. V4.1 (Laraaji Remix)

            Beastie Boys

            Check Your Head - 30th Anniversary

              NOT FOR SALE ONLINE - PRICE IS £117.99 - See Instore for ordering details...

              To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys’ multi-platinum album Check Your Head, UMC will release a limited-edition reissue of the rare 4LP deluxe version of the album, originally released in 2009 as an artist store exclusive. The long out-of-print and much sought-after box set features the 2009 remaster of the original double album, plus two extra LPs of bonus content including remixes, live versions, and B-sides. All four LPs are pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a fabric wrapped, stamped, hardcover case.

              Originally released in April 1992, Check Your Head was a milestone for Beastie Boys on multiple levels: It was their first album to be produced, in its entirety, by Beastie Boys with Mario Caldato Jr. and to feature keyboard player Keyboard Money Mark, as well as the first to be recorded at the band’s own G-Son studios in Atwater Village, CA. Most significantly, however, Check Your Head marked the return of live instrumentation to the forefront and backbone of the Beastie Boys sound, with the bulk of the album featuring Mike D on drums, Adrock on guitar and MCA on bass for the first time since the band’s early 1980s hardcore punk recordings.

              Hagop Tchaparian

              Bolts

                Kieran Hebden’s Text Records is proud to announce Bolts, the debut album from British-Armenian producer Hagop Tchaparian, set for release in autumn 2022.

                “Can I say, my friends call me Hagop? I don’t want people to struggle with my long name. I always liked that Eminem introduced himself and said “hi, my name is….” I think I want to be called Hagop so people find it easy to connect.”

                Hagop’s debut album Bolts features ten tracks of hyper-personal rhythm music that mixes techno with field recordings of his travels through Armenian and Mediterranean culture. Early DJ support has come from Four Tet, Gilles Peterson and Nikki Nair. The artwork for Bolts was curated by skateboard, music and sports photography legend Atiba Jefferson.

                The 10 tracks on Bolts, combine the audio evidence of a life’s experience, with the notion that lo-fi techno can be the right canvas for conveying that experience. Hagop’s been gathering these sounds and vignettes for almost 15 years, having begun accumulating them before the smart-phone in his pocket included a “record” function. He would isolate sounds from videos that his friends sent, like the Armenian wedding clip that showed members of the party jumping over a fire while a drummer played in the background. He would stop street musicians to ask if he could record their playing, like the women playing the qanun, a harp-like Arabic string instrument; or he would record with professional musicians playing specialist instruments like the zurna. He visited places important to his family, like the Lebanese village of Anjar, where his father’s family took refuge after being driven out of the Armenian- Turkish town of Musa Dagh in 1939, documenting his own steps on the gravel roads his father once walked.

                The result is the sound of a man chasing his heritage around the world, while sprinkling clues of his everyday life amidst the manipulated folk instruments of his ancestry. There are aspects of tactile remembrances in between these rhythms, at times the result feels explosive. From its title down to the incessant bleating of the zurna, “Right to Riot” is like a punk techno that cries for the disaffected. Whereas “Timelapse,” which features a loop of the music that accompanies the fire-jumping wedding ritual sews together what seem like connected images in a photo album that may be physically decomposing, but whose power remains.

                Hagop’s past is the precursor to him creating something meaningful with these recordings. In his teens Tchaparian, played guitar in Symposium, a 90’s post-grunge punk band. Symposium had a few years of success, big enough to visit the States on Warped Tour, play on the main stage of Reading and open for Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Metallica; just long enough to become disenchanted with the music business, and split up debt-ridden.

                After Symposium, Hagop contributed to a 2000 comp called Hokis, which collected music by Armenian artists — but mostly got drawn into London’s club scene, where he became friends with Hot Chip and later a tour manager to both Hot Chip and Four Tet.


                TRACK LISTING

                1. Timelapse 3:46
                2. GL 2:56
                3. Escape 2:44
                4. Flame 8:52
                5. Raining 3:40
                6. Right To Riot 5:00
                7. Round 4:00
                8. Jordan 4:05
                9. Ldz 2:06
                10. Iceberg 3:09 

                Gyedu-Blay Ambolley

                Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & High Life Jazz

                  Ambolley is revered as the Simigwahene in Ghana – The King of Simigwa-Highlife. Because of his deep, soulful, and funky Highlife sound, he is also sometimes referred to as the “James Brown of Ghana.” And not without reason. His blend of Highlife, Funk, Jazz, Soul, and proto-Rap was and is still exhilarating.

                  He learned music from outstanding artists like Sammy Larteh and Ebo Taylor, with whom he played In the Uhuru Dance Band. Together they founded the Apagya Show Band in 1974. Now, after more than 40 years active in music and his numerous albums, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley is a living legend, too.

                  Gyedu-Blay Ambolley exploded on the music scene in 1973 with a jazzy, funky, and soulful Highlife sound he called SIMIGWA-DO. Building his own Simigwa style and leaving traces around the world, today the versatile, irrepressible and highly revered singer, composer, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and “musical-life-force” has more than 30 music albums to his credit.

                  On his new album "Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & High Life Jazz" you can hear his versions of some classic Jazz tunes like "Round Midnite", "Love Supreme", Footprints" and "All Blues" as well as some new compositions by the Simigwa - Man himself.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1. Sankumagye-Love Life
                  A2. Yekor Ye A Yeaba
                  B1. Enyidado
                  B2. Love Supreme
                  C1. Footprints
                  C2. Round Midnite
                  D1. Asamansudo Groove
                  D2. All Blues

                  Samara Joy

                  Linger Awhile

                    “A young vocalist with a low alto as rich as custard…and a devotion, at least for now, to a classic cool-jazz sound” – The New York Times.

                    Samara Joy makes her Verve debut, with a voice, tone and phrasing that harkens back to the most iconic jazz vocalists of all time. At just 22 years old, Samara already belongs in the company of iconic label mates from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughan to Billie Holiday, and is poised to become synonymous with timeless jazz music. Her stunningly timeless voice belies her youth and her approach to jazz feels reverent but also truly fresh and exciting.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Can’t Get Out Of This Mood
                    2. Guess Who I Saw Today
                    3. Nostalgia
                    4. Sweet Pumpkin
                    5. Misty
                    6. Social Call
                    7. I’m Confessin’
                    8. Linger Awhile
                    9. ‘Round Midnight
                    10. Someone To Watch Over Me

                    First Aid Kit

                    Palomino



                      TRACK LISTING

                      SIDE A
                      1. Out Of My Head
                      2. Angel
                      3. Ready To Run
                      4. Turning Onto You
                      5. Fallen Snow
                      6. Wild Horses II
                      SIDE B
                      1. The Last One
                      2. Nobody Knows
                      3. A Feeling That Never Came
                      4. 29 Palms Highway
                      5. Palomino

                      Shovel

                      Shovel

                        Berlin-based psychedelic sludge and dark postmetal heavy weights Shovel are gearing up for the release of their self-titled, first full length album.

                        Ever since their first gig, Shovel create an immediate connection with the vibrant scene of Berlin and, following their first demo in 2019, they managed to establish themselves within the heavy music underground.

                        The four piece connect the immediacy of an intense riffage, existential screams and the elusiveness of experimental sounds and otherworldly atmospheres.

                        Emerging from the mud of sludge, doom and post metal, their intense music travels through the openness and freedom of psychedelic textures to end up crawling in black metal claustrophobia and despair with an unconventional and distinct sound.

                        Shovel’s album was recorded at Big Snuff Studio, Berlin by producer and engineer Richard Behrens (Kadavar, Samsara Blues Experiment, Elder). The album was mastered in The Atomic Garden Studio (Oakland, California, USA) by Grammy-nominated producer Jack Shirley (Amenra, Deafheaven, Oathbreaker).

                        For fans of EyeHateGod, Iron Monkey, Grief, Unearthly Trance, Crowbar, Soilent Green, Cavity, Buzzoven.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Havoc
                        Maere
                        Scars Of A Dark Past
                        The Void
                        The Fall Of The Sun
                        A Case Against Optimism
                        The Lake

                        Omega Tribe

                        Angry Songs

                          ‘Angry Songs’ by Omega Tribe is anarchist punk at its finest, with powerful unrelenting lyricism, caustic riffs and an immediacy that came to define the genre.

                          It was produced by Penny Rimbaud plus Pete Fender and included Hugh Vivian on guitar and vocals, Daryl Hardcastle on bass, Pete Fender on guitar and Pete Shepherd on drums.

                          The band have recently reinvented themselves, are creating and releasing new music, and they have a new album out.

                          First released on 7” vinyl, limiting the sound, the new repressing has been remastered for 12” at Abbey Road Studios, allowing the release to be heard as never before.

                          This, plus enlarged replicas of the original covers, brings new gusto to the already radical sound.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Another Bloody Day
                          Profiteer
                          Is This A Future?
                          Time For Change

                          The Lucid Furs

                          Damn! That Was Easy

                            Since their debut in 2017 and the highly acclaimed latest album ‘No God? No Problem’ (released in 2019,’ Detroit freak rockers The Lucid Furs have performed over 100 out of state shows, invading music venues to wash minds with their heavy blues rock concoctions.

                            The band‘s live performances build up with a big, head bang energy, winding down to sultry blues, then blasting back into hard rock with a dash of funk you can’t help but dance to.

                            Their new album - now available on white vinyl - won’t make any exception. The band’s heavily grooving talent and soul of the blues is immediately evident, driven by a vibrant 70’s vintage vibe.

                            Their songs embody a culmination of each member’s early influences, ranging from rock classics like Alice Cooper and Heart, to Chicago blues like Howlin’ Wolf and Buddy Guy, to the era of alternative rock groups like Soundgarden and Queens Of The Stone Age.

                            For fans of All Them Witches, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Rival Sons, Cream, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jefferson Airplane, Blues Pills.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Right On My Level
                            Five Finger Disco
                            Lying Again
                            Pull The String
                            Conscience
                            Another Page
                            Straight To My Head
                            Follow Me
                            A One Time Investment

                            Winter

                            What Kind Of Blue Are You?

                              Winter’s glittery, holographic image takes on a darker shade in the grooves of their 4th album, What Kind of Blue Are You? The record sees Samira Winter return to the kind of hooky shoegaze of her early recordings. A darker, more world-weary perspective informs the honest and emotionally unguarded lyrics.

                              Sonically, What Kind of Blue... is Winter’s greatest achievement yet. Texturally,, bellowing fuzz and wirey guitars evoke a new sonic territory. Tracks like “Atonement” (ft. Hatchie), “Good” (ft. Sasami) and “Fool” claw, scrape and wriggle their way into your ear.

                              Produced by Joo Joo Ashworth (Sasami, Automatic, Dummy). Recently completed a US and Europe tour as part of Hatchie’s band. 4 pre-release singles and a video for “Atonement”. Featured guest peformances from Sasami Ashworth and Hatchie. Recent collaborations with Pachyman, Mile High Club, and Jorge Elbrecht.

                              “Utterly charming kaleidoscopic dreampop... her perfect palette of sounds draws you in but she’s got the tunes to keep you around” Brooklyn Vegan

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Side A
                              01. Wish I Knew
                              02. Atonement
                              03. Good
                              04. Sunday
                              05. Crimson Enclosure
                              Side B
                              06. Write It Out
                              07. Lose You
                              08. Fool
                              09. Mr. On-My-Mind
                              10. Kind Of Blue

                              Heartless Bastards

                              Arrow - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                Produced by Jim Eno from Spoon, ‘Arrow’ features Erika Wennerstrom on guitar and vocals, Dave Colvin on drums, Jesse Ebaugh on bass, and Mark Nathan on guitar.

                                This album showcases a band at the height of their powers. They are synthesizing the best of bar rock, alt-country, classic rock and the blues into something vital, unfiltered and all their own.

                                The seamless sound achieved on ‘Arrow’ was the result of two years of nearly non-stop touring - on the road the band developed an astonishing musical telepathy, with all four players intuitively able to craft Wennerstrom’s songs into maximum form.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Marathon
                                Parted Ways
                                Got To Have Rock And Roll
                                Only For You
                                Simple Feeling
                                Skin And Bone
                                The Arrow Killed The Beast
                                Late In The Night
                                Low Low Low
                                Down In The Canyon

                                Princess Chelsea

                                Everything Is Going To Be Alright

                                  Cult producer Princess Chelsea crafted her upcoming “nervous breakdown album” Everything is Going to be Alright, at home in pastoral Aotearoa New Zealand. The album, due this October, is a comforting offering. These aren’t wallowing sad songs, instead, they chronicle Chelsea Nikkel's recovery, and provide a hopeful and cathartic listen.

                                  Princess Chelsea’s cinematic, dreamy pop has been refined over 11 years, five albums, an E.P, and 11 singles. Her delivery and songwriting is distinctive for layering almost naive earnestness with cynical, tongue-in-check wit and aural sparkles. Her 2018 girl group meets grunge track ‘I Love My Boyfriend’ and her 2011 Nancy & Lee inspired ‘Cigarette Duet’ have recently raised their heads into a wider public consciousness via the grass roots influence of a new Tik Tok Generation.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  SIDE A
                                  1. Everything Is Going To Be Alright
                                  2. The Forest
                                  3. Love Is More
                                  4. Time
                                  5. I Don’t Know You
                                  SIDE B
                                  6. Forever Is A Charm
                                  7. We Kick Around
                                  8. In Heaven
                                  9. Dream Warrior
                                  10. Everything Is Going To Be Alright (Pt. 2)

                                  FredAtlast

                                  Banner Of A Lost Belief EP

                                    Swedish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist FredAtlast announces his debut EP, ‘Banner Of A Lost Belief’, to be released on Small Matter Records.

                                    Fred, currently better known for his day job as the bassist in Little Dragon, describes lead track ‘One Day’ as “A meditation on impermanence and our way of dealing with loss. A plea to our nearest to be: nearer, dearer and more daring.”

                                    The EP was written in Fred’s kitchen under the spiritual guidance of the late author Sven Lindqvist and has been his way of finding a direct voice, embracing a new sound and diving into the deep well. It was recorded in the Little Dragon studio in Gothenburg with help and support from the rest of the band who feature in different ways on the EP.

                                    The ‘Banner Of A Lost Belief’ EP will be the first release on new London-based label Small Matter Records.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    One Day
                                    Banner Burns
                                    This Town
                                    Salty Doubts
                                    A Lost Belief

                                    Old Fire

                                    Voids

                                      For Fans of: Bill Callahan, Adam Torres, Cross Record, Julia Holter, Low, Damien Jurado.

                                      The album’s Texas-based producer John Mark Lapham was a member of Secretly Canadian band The Earlies. Voids employs the vocal talents of Bill Callahan, Emily Cross, Adam Torres, and Julia Holter across twelve genre-fluid, yet impressively cohesive tracks that span baroque dream-pop, filmic ambient, raga-like drones, avant-country, and even spiritual jazz, all imbued with poetic heft and seared by the West Texas sun. It was beneath this same sun that Lapham lost both of his parents, mourned a withering relationship, and shouldered the fallout of the pandemic, turning his life into the rusted-out scraps he then used to build Voids from the ground up.

                                      There is no better narrator for Lapham’s story than fellow Texas resident Bill Callahan, whose iconic delivery perfectly personifies the core themes of Voids. By the time Callahan appears, he does so over a saw-blade drone that sounds like machinery echoing off the corrugated steel walls of a nearby workshop, which then breaks open into a loose yet pained confluence of violin and upright bass that recalls Joe Henderson’s 1974 spiritual jazz album The Elements. On “Dreamless” the album crystallizes into its most straight-ahead moment as Lapham trains his compositional lens on a brilliant piece of pop songwriting. Featured vocalist Adam Torres soars over John Mark’s punctual arrangement of stomping drums and rapturous string-work to anthemic, and gently psychedelic consequence.

                                      Voids concludes with the pleasant clatter of “Circles” wherein Lapham throws all his ingredients into a pot of celebratory catharsis. Drum sets collide with one another gleefully, and harmonized textures scatter and roll about the floor like a dropped bucket of ornate marbles. Lapham’s collage-work, which up to this point has been smartly restrained, comes unglued as he transmutes grief into relief within a moment-of-death montage of aural imagery. Across Voids, that same awareness of tragedy and loneliness is made palatable by the album’s exciting and varied topography, which stands insubordinately against Lapham’s real-life surroundings. The settlers who established West Texas towns like the one he calls home must have done so with a sense of hope despite the hostility of their surroundings, however inevitable the withering. Similar spirits speak through John Mark Lapham’s work, and he welcomes them as fascinating old friends. “That more than anything inspired a lot of what I try to express through Old Fire, faded memories, former glories, places lost in time,” he discloses. “Whatever I was trying to express with Old Fire wasn't finished with the first album, like a story that was only half-read. It seemed like that was only the beginning, and there was a lot more ground to cover.” If there is ground still uncovered for Old Fire after Voids, it's sure to be lush in spite of or perhaps because of the dusty soil beneath it.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      01. All Gone [2:11]
                                      02. Blue Star (ft. Emily Cross) [4:07]
                                      03. When I Was In My Prime (ft. Bill Callahan) [5:05]
                                      04. Corpus (ft. Bill Callahan) [4:15]
                                      05. Love Is Only Dreaming [2:45]
                                      06. Dreamless (ft. Adam Torres) [3:08]
                                      07. Don't You Go (ft. Bill Callahan) [4:38]
                                      08. Window (ft. Julia Holter) [4:24]
                                      09. Uninvited [8:22]
                                      10. Memory [5:51]
                                      11. Father As A Child [4:24]
                                      12. Circles [6:57]

                                      Captain Sensible

                                      This Is Your Captain Speaking

                                        ‘This Is Your Captain Speaking’, by Captain Sensible (a founding member of punk rock legends The Damned), mixes pure punk audaciousness with hints of psychedelia and goth as well as choral music, to create something undeniably ‘Captain’.

                                        The EP features vocal contributions from the band, Dolly Mixture and engineer John Loder’s young daughter Tash. Penny Rimbaud, who wrote the lyrics for the first track, ‘What D'Ya Give’, features on drums throughout.

                                        Tongue-in-cheek and also raw, the EP represents a pivotal moment when two of punk’s original trailblazers joined forces. First released on 7” vinyl, limiting the sound, the new repressing has been remastered for 12” at Abbey Road Studios, allowing this release to be heard as never before.

                                        This, plus enlarged replicas of the original covers, brings new gusto to the already radical sound.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        (What D'Ya Give) The Man Who's Gotten Everything?
                                        Oursouls To You
                                        The Russians Are Coming

                                        Love Battery

                                        Dayglo

                                          Jackpot Records is proud to announce the upcoming vinyl reissue of the classic 1992 Sub Pop album: LOVE BATTERY “Dayglo”. In the middle of the wonderful sludge that was coming out of Seattle in the late 80s/early 90’s, Love Battery pierced through with something different to offer. They were more psychedelic, more tuneful, and even more...dare we say...British sounding than what Sub Pop was releasing at the time. We were listening. The results are crystal clear on the record Jackpot Records is reissuing, ‘Dayglo’. And like many of the Sub Pop records of the day, this has not been available on vinyl in the U.S. Until now.

                                          On 'Dayglo', inventive and underrated guitar wizard Kevin Whitworth and vocalist/guitarist Ron Nine slash and burn through 10 songs that would give bands like Blur, Swervedriver, and yes, Nirvana, a run for their money. It doesn't hurt that the focused driven energy of drummer Jason Finn (soon to be of The Presidents Of The United States) and ex-U-Men bass monster Jim Tillman add more than their weight to the sonic mystery of these songs.

                                          From the melodic battle cry of opener 'Out Of Focus' with its slippery, infectious chorus, it's obvious that Love Battery had an incredible knack for hypnotic hooks, cryptic lyrics, and propulsive grooves, ones that record obsessives still drool over when the needle hits the turntable. The record is as mysterious as early R.E.M., with equal hints of 13th Floor Elevators and Screaming Trees sprinkled throughout.

                                          Reviews : “4 ½ stars out of 5 - Dayglo is imbued with a highly energetic style and creative force”. All Music Guide // “Two years later, Oasis made the same record and were called geniuses” SPIN Magazine.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Out Of Focus
                                          2. Foot
                                          3. Damaged
                                          4. See Your Mind
                                          5. Side (With You)
                                          6. Cool School (Trane Of Thought)
                                          7. Sometimes
                                          8. Blonde
                                          9. Dayglo
                                          10. 23 Modern Stories

                                          Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow

                                          Archive 81 (Soundtrack From The Netflix Series)

                                            Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow are known for their scores for the Ivor Novello Award winning ‘Ex Machina’ and ‘Devs’, along with their work on ‘Annihilation’, ‘Free Fire’, ‘HANNA’ and more.

                                            Inspired by the popular podcast of the same name, ‘Archive 81’ depicts the life of a man who comes across videotapes full of a mysterious woman’s adventures in an even more mysterious apartment building. What seemed to be an ordinary job turns into a nightmare as the strange creature that took the woman’s life in the past seems to have found a way back to him 25 years in the future.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            CD
                                            Archive 81 - Titles
                                            The Visser Ritual
                                            Tape Cleaning
                                            Losing Track Of Time
                                            Jess Opens Up
                                            Journey To The Compound
                                            Seizure
                                            Ghost Story / Cracking The Code
                                            Otherside
                                            Mold
                                            Someone In There
                                            Séance
                                            Cameras
                                            The Greenstone Totem
                                            Dan’s Theme
                                            I’m A Spirit Receiver
                                            Church Seizure / The Compound
                                            The Cult Of Kaelego
                                            A Connection Through Time
                                            Tamara’s Opera
                                            Dan’s First Lucid Dream
                                            I Need To Find Her
                                            Pep Talk
                                            Going Rogue
                                            Fucking Smothering Me
                                            The Ritual Space Recreated
                                            Song Of The Otherworld
                                            What Are You Playing?
                                            Stay Out
                                            Archive 81 - Credits

                                            LP
                                            Archive 81 - Titles
                                            The Visser Ritual
                                            Tape Cleaning
                                            Losing Track Of Time
                                            Jess Opens Up
                                            Journey To The Compound
                                            The Greenstone Totem
                                            Dan’s First Lucid Dream
                                            Otherside
                                            Song Of The Otherworld
                                            Someone In There
                                            Séance
                                            Cameras
                                            Dan’s Theme
                                            Tamara’s Opera
                                            I Need To Find Her
                                            The Ritual Space Recreated
                                            Stay Out
                                            Archive 81 - Credits

                                            Galya Bisengalieva

                                            Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive

                                              Following the release of Netflix’s inspiring documentary short ‘Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive’, Galya Bisengalieva presents her official soundtrack via One Little Independent.

                                              To accompany the gruelling journey of freediver Johanna Nordblad as she tries to break the world record for distance travelled under ice with one breath, Galya has crafted an expert ambient narration that highlights the rising intensity toward the films looming climax. She uses warped solo violin techniques and electronically manipulated strings to produce compelling and emotive compositions that induce complete submersion. Aiding in the use of the dive to make comment on both global warming and the pandemic, the soundtrack commands attention while giving the characters their own space to breathe. 

                                              House Of Pain

                                              Fine Malt Lyrics - 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

                                                Everlast, DJ Lethal & Danny Boy formed House of Pain while attending high school and were signed to Tommy Boy Records after fashioning themselves as rowdy Irish- American hooligans, hitting the local rap & alternative music scene. House of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics) went multi-platinum and the self- titled debut album spawned the successful producer DJ Muggs, who produced the single "Jump Around".

                                                The song was also remixed twice by Pete Rock, one version featuring a verse from him and one without. "Jump Around" became a hit in 1992, reaching number 3 in the United States. A 1993 re- release of the song in the United Kingdom, where the initial release had been a minor hit, peaked at number 8. "Jump Around" was featured at position 580 on Q Magazine's "1001 Best Songs Ever," number 24 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the 90s," number 66 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop," number 325 on Blender's "500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born" and number 47 on NME's "100 Best Songs of the 1990s." The song is popular among dancehall DJs and is widely regarded in the United Kingdom as a club classic.

                                                The album also featured Cypress Hill member B-Real on "Put Your Head Out" and Funkdoobiest's Son Doobie on "House and the Rising Sun", both members of the musical collective Soul Assassins.

                                                Q magazine "… their music is of the dense, hard- hitting school of hip hop...the group have absorbed black rap's musical lessons and create a satisfying platform for their above average deliveries..."

                                                The Source "…a very solid and at times exceptional album...imagine if Licensed to Ill wasn't an upper middle class Jewish thing but rather a working class Irish thing...the atmosphere is like that of a cross between a frat party and a bar room brawl..."

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Salutations
                                                Jump Around
                                                Put Your Head Out
                                                Top O’ The Morning To Ya
                                                Commercial 1
                                                House and The Rising Sun
                                                Shamrocks And Shenanigans
                                                House Of Pain Anthem
                                                Danny Boy, Danny Boy
                                                Guess Who’s Back
                                                Commercial 2
                                                Put On Your Shit Kickers
                                                Come And Get Some Of This
                                                Life Goes On
                                                One For The Road / Feel It
                                                All My Love
                                                Jump Around (25 Year Remix) 
                                                Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)
                                                Shamrocks And Shenanigans (Butch Vig Mix)
                                                Shamrocks And Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom) [Salaam Main Pass]
                                                Jump Around (Instrumental)

                                                House Of Pain

                                                Fine Malt Lyrics - 30th Anniversary

                                                  "Tommy Boy Records celebrates 30 Years of House of Pain's debut album House of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics) with this remastered, limited-edition release. Everlast, DJ Lethal & Danny Boy formed House of Pain while attending high school and were signed to Tommy Boy Records after fashioning themselves as rowdy Irish-American hooligans, hitting the local rap & alternative music scene.

                                                  House of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics) went multi- platinum and the self- titled debut album spawned the successful producer DJ Muggs, who produced the single "Jump Around".

                                                  The song was also remixed twice by Pete Rock, one version featuring a verse from him and one without. "Jump Around" became a hit in 1992, reaching number 3 in the United States. A 1993 re- release of the song in the United Kingdom, where the initial release had been a minor hit, peaked at number 8. "Jump Around" was featured at position 580 on Q Magazine's "1001 Best Songs Ever," number 24 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the 90s," number 66 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop," number 325 on Blender's "500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born" and number 47 on NME's "100 Best Songs of the 1990s." The song is popular among dancehall DJs and is widely regarded in the United Kingdom as a club classic.

                                                  The album also featured Cypress Hill member B-Real on "Put Your Head Out" and Funkdoobiest's Son Doobie on "House and the Rising Sun", both members of the musical collective Soul Assassins.

                                                  Q magazine "… their music is of the dense, hard- hitting school of hip hop...the group have absorbed black rap's musical lessons and create a satisfying platform for their above average deliveries..." The Source "…a very solid and at times exceptional album...imagine if Licensed to

                                                  Ill wasn't an upper middle class Jewish thing but rather a working class Irish thing...the atmosphere is like that of a cross between a frat party and a bar room brawl..."

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Salutations
                                                  Jump Around
                                                  Put Your Head Out
                                                  Top O’ The Morning to Ya
                                                  Commercial 1
                                                  House And The Rising Sun
                                                  Shamrocks And Shenanigans
                                                  House Of Pain Anthem
                                                  Danny Boy, Danny Boy
                                                  Guess Who’s Back
                                                  Commercial 2
                                                  Put On Your Shit Kickers
                                                  Come And Get Some Of This
                                                  Life Goes On
                                                  / One For The Road
                                                  / Feel It
                                                  / All My Love

                                                  Ewan McVicar

                                                  Tell Me Something Good

                                                  Don't f***ing sleep on this mother f***ers!!!!

                                                  Ewan McVicar ‘s releases his huge Trick release ‘Tell Me Something Good’ on vinyl this June.

                                                  Following releases on Shall Not Fade, Nervous, and his ‘Street Rave EP’ on Trick in 2020 as well as a pair of remixes on the label earlier this year, DJ Mag ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ nominee and Radio 1 favourite Ewan McVicar returns to Patrick Topping’s imprint with a two-track EP of summer-tinged smash hits.

                                                  ‘Tell Me Something Good’ sees the Scottish DJ/producer cover Rufus & Chaka Khan’s 70s jam of the same name, twisting catchy vocals and huge synth stabs into an ecstatic peak time club weapon. ‘Delta’ brings the tempo down, but keeps the energy levels high as piano chords drift effortlessly across a chugging breakbeat and rolling basslines, making for a feel-good closing track to another standout release from Trick.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  A. Tell Me Something Good
                                                  B. Delta

                                                  Phoebe Green

                                                  Lucky Me

                                                    24 year old Mancunian alt pop star Phoebe Green's debut studio album 'Lucky Me' is due out in August 2022. Produced by Alex Robertshaw of multi time Mercy Award nominated outfit, Everything Everything and his production partner Tom Fuller, the album announcement comes off the back of supporting Self Esteem, Everything Everything & Baby Queen in one month alone, a BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale session & a Killing Eve sync.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Break My Heart
                                                    Lucky Me
                                                    Make It Easy
                                                    Crying In The Club
                                                    Sweat
                                                    Clean
                                                    Just A Game
                                                    One You Want
                                                    Won’t Sit Still
                                                    DieDieDie
                                                    I Wish You Never Saw Me Cry
                                                    Leach
                                                    I Don't Wanna Make You Cold

                                                    Hans Pucket

                                                    No Drama

                                                      Wellington, New Zealand four-piece Hans Pucket writes nervy but effortlessly danceable rock songs about feeling bad. Their second full-length album, No Drama, which is out November 4th via Carpark Records, gleefully captures the all-too-common twenty-something anxieties of talking too much and then being unable to find the right words to say. When frontman Oliver Devlin sings, “I’m surfing a constant wave of alarm” on the title track, it’s a compass for the other nine tracks. This is inviting and relatable music for people who, despite their best efforts, feel uncomfortable about themselves, the state of the world, and their place in it.

                                                      Both lyrically and sonically, No Drama is a departure for Hans Pucket from their 2018 debut Eczema. “I realized I didn’t want to write any more real heartbreak songs,” says Oliver Devlin. “We were and still are a live band. We're still trying to make music that’s catchy and people can dance to, but also really interesting to us: songs about growing up and finding how you exist in the world.” Songs like “My Brain Is a Vacant Space” with its blistering guitars and ebullient hooks hone in on the feeling that you have nothing to offer while “Bankrupt,” a fuzzed-out punk track, boasts lines like “I don’t know if I’ll always feel like / I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.”

                                                      Recorded with the band’s good friend and former tour mate Jonathan Pearce of The Beths at his Auckland studio, No Drama is full of big leaps, immaculate arrangements, and a ton of immediate grooves. “We were very ambitious when we first started recording this,” says bassist Callum Devlin. “Intentionally we left heaps of space in the track so we could add strings and horns. Because we were very measured and quite deliberate with the parts we had. It was a really fun process filling in the gaps.”

                                                      No Drama came together over several years and during its creation, the band added multi-instrumentalist Callum Passels, who provided all the horn arrangements on the LP. With Pearce producing, his other Beths bandmates like Benjamin Sinclair added string arrangements while singer Elizabeth Stokes provided backing vocals.

                                                      Overall it’s a remarkably eclectic record where the smooth pop of a track like “Kiss the Moon” can coexist perfectly with the Abbey Road freakout of “Some Good News.” “We didn’t want to be afraid of our 15-year-old self's influences,” says Oliver Devlin.” We really wanted to make an album that teenage us would just be amazed by.”

                                                      The result is Hans Pucket’s most sparkling and confident collection yet. While it’s danceable and fun, it’s also a thoughtful exploration of anxiety, a call for empathy in a turbulent time, and a relatable reminder that it’s hard to figure things out.


                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. My Brain Is A Vacant Space
                                                      2. You Must Chill
                                                      3. Misery Loves Company
                                                      4. No Drama
                                                      5. Honey
                                                      6. The Square
                                                      7. Some Good News
                                                      8. Bankrupt
                                                      9. Kiss The Moon
                                                      10. Drag Me Through Your Heart
                                                      11. I'm Not Opposed To

                                                      Ash Ra Tempel

                                                      Join Inn - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                        After the 2021 Re-Release of “Schwingungen” (MG.ART612) and together with “Seven Up” (MG.ART613) we proudly announce “JOIN INN” as Part3 of the authorised 50th Anniversary “A.R.T.” Re-Edition Series.

                                                        “JOIN INN” is the fourth album by Ash Ra Tempel. It was recorded at Studio Dierks and originally released on LP by Ohr Musik-Produktion, catalogue number OMM 556032. Each side of the LP comprises one long track.

                                                        In 1972 ASH RA TEMPEL teamed up again with Klaus Schulze during the recording of Walter Wegmüller's Tarot album, and after one of the recording sessions, ASH RA TEMPEL members: Enke, Göttsching and Rosi, together with Klaus decided to "play it again" in a late night session. This recording led to the birth of the “JOIN INN” album, as well as two legendary last concerts in February 1973 in Paris and Cologne.

                                                        Manuel Göttsching recalls Hartmut Enke on bass and Klaus Schulze on drums being a dream-team rhythm section for him to play his guitar, especially here to hear on “Freak'n' Roll”, that was ingenious and not to replace ever since. It was the last recording ever where Klaus Schulze (who sadly passed away this Year) played the Drums and also Hartmut (the Hawk) Enke soon after quit the Bass and music forever. Join Inn marks the end of the collaboration with Klaus Schulze.However, together with Ash Ra Tempel, their eponymous first album, which will be released in 2023 as the final edition of our Series, it is considered a highlight of the Krautrock movement.

                                                        As for the music itself we again refer to Julian Cope´s review from his book “Krautrocksampler” (published by Head Heritage, 1st ed. 1995):

                                                        ""Freak’n’roll” fades in like it never started - just was always there from the beginning of time, a dry wah-guitar freerock riff-out unlike any of the other Ash Ra Tempel LPs, and not much like any other music. Yes, there are bluesy riff but none of them have a blues context. Manuel Gottsching’s guitar is so confident that he sometimes drops down to a simple major chord groove, whilst the Hawk pushes that round woody bass into strange overlapping rumbling melody. And ... it’s the return of Klaus Schulze on drums which propels “Freak’n’roll” to its height. No-one but Klaus has the ability to transcend rock’n’roll in such an on-the-beat non-groove-y way and still send sparks of light into the cosmos as he does it.

                                                        “Freak’n’roll” is so egoless that it even works at a quiet volume as meditational music. Themes rise from the high tempo pulse beat, then are carried along the muscles of the song into the main area where the riff actually becomes real and expressionist for just long enough before slipping back into the musical fabric of the song.

                                                        As usual with Ash Ra Tempel, the other side is an enormous drift piece called “Jenseits (The Next World)”, a beautiful Klaus Schultze meditation of haunting synthesizer chords over which Rosi Muller tells the story of the Cosmic Couriers’ meeting with Timothy Leary. Gradually, the pulsing guitar becomes increasingly intense and turbulent, but Rosi never sounds less than freaked out. Essentially, “Jenseits” is a precursor to Klaus Schulze’s later spacey minor-key grooves.

                                                        Unfortunately, this was the last Ash Ra Tempel album in its particular ‘series. (…) After “JOIN INN”, Manuel Gottsching took over the Ash Ra Tempel mantle alone.”

                                                        Ash Ra Tempel – Join Inn
                                                        HARTMUT ENKE - Gibson bass
                                                        MANUEL GÖTTSCHING -guitar
                                                        KLAUS SCHULZE-drums, synthesizers & electronics
                                                        ROSI MÜLLER-voice

                                                        * All tracks composed by Manuel Göttsching, Hartmut Enke and Klaus Schulze.


                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Freak ’n’ Roll (19:14)
                                                        2. Jenseits (24:14)

                                                        Timothy Leary & Ash Ra Tempel

                                                        Seven Up - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                          After the 2021 Re-Release of “Schwingungen” (MG.ART612) we proudly announce “Seven Up” as Part 2 of the authorised 50th Anniversary “A.R.T.” Re-Edition Series.

                                                          “Seven Up” is the third studio album by Ash Ra Tempel and their only album recorded in collaboration with American Ph.D. in psychology, Dr. Timothy Leary. The Coverart for “Seven Up” was designed by famous Swiss Artist Walter Wegmüller. Recorded in August 1972 at Sinus Studio in Berne, Switzerland, remixed September 1972 at Dierks Studios in Stommeln, Germany. First release in spring 1973 by OHR Musik – the first release on the new sub-label "Kosmische Kuriere", Kat-Nr. KK 58001.

                                                          We release “Seven Up” in a Re-Cut carefully overseen by Manuel Göttsching himself, on September 9th 2022, also being Manuel Göttsching´s 70th Birthday. Our Edition features the full original text for the “7 levels of consciousness” by Timothy Leary in English, i.e. “Instruction Manual for Pleasure Panel” plus a previously unreleased glimpse view of the original scripts incl. notes and mark ups as well as partly unreleased photos from the recording session.

                                                          As for the music itself we again refer to Julian Cope´s review and remarks from his book “Krautrocksampler” (published by Head Heritage, 1st ed. 1995):

                                                          “When the Leary Mob met the Kaiser Gang, the sparks flew ever Up-wards… 7up is a stone classic in every way. Yes, it is unlikely to find Timothy Leary singing lead vocal in a cosmic group, but even weirder that he chose to sing a wild yelping freaked out blues !

                                                          Manuel Göttsching and Hartmut Enke had begun their careers in The Steeple Chase Blues Band back in the mid-'60ies, and they quickly felt their way through what Barritt and Leary were aiming for. They reconciled it all as a kind of West Coast chordless psychedelia, where blues riffs sparkle out of nowhere and the sheer weight of synthesizers renders everything with an unreal Pere Ubu/early Roxy Music quality.

                                                          The greatness of Ash Ra Tempel burned so brightly on 7Up that there is really nothing else like it. Hartmut Enke and Manuel Gottsching here returned to their riffy roots. It can hardly be called a retro act, though, as the context of music is everything. And with Dierks at the controls, even the New Kids on the Block would have sounded psychedelic.7Up is like a late night radio show glimpsed through a shattered tuner where all but the most truly dangerous sounds have been allowed to stay, to drift and to dance around the performers.The result is an extreme gem, a flash of hysterical white lightning, and a pre-punk Technicolour yawn in the grandest of traditions.

                                                          In typical Ash Ra Tempel style, the record is divided into two pieces, “Space” and "Time”. Within this, though, Timothy Leary’s ideas are allowed to free-flow and the two sides are therefore divided into mini-songs all segued together. The highlight of Side 1 is “Power Drive”, a West Coast burn-up that transcends any W. Coast music I ever did hear. Leary and Barritt present the greatest twin-vocal of all time, coming on like Jagger and Morrison but too caught up in their own maelstrom to be anything less than Heralds of the Punkfuture still five years away.

                                                          In chaos it was conceived and in chaos it was recorded. Yet Dieter Dierks, the great Aural Architect of the Cosmic Couriers, turned 7Up into a personal triumph and a Kosmische dream.”

                                                          Timothy Leary & Ash Ra Tempel – “Seven Up”
                                                          TIMOTHY LEARY - voice
                                                          BRIAN BARRITT - voice
                                                          MICKY DUWE - voice & flute
                                                          LIZ ELLIOTT - voice
                                                          BETTINA HOHLS - voice
                                                          PORTIA NKOMO - voice
                                                          HARTMUT "HAWK" ENKE - bass, guitar & electronics
                                                          MANUEL GÖTTSCHING - guitar & electronics
                                                          STEVE A. - organ & electronics
                                                          DIETMAR BURMEISTER - drums
                                                          TOMMY ENGEL – drums
                                                          DIETER DIERKS - synthesizer & Radio Downtown


                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Space (16:03):
                                                          Downtown
                                                          Power Drive
                                                          Right Hand Lover
                                                          Velvet Genes
                                                          Time (21:15):
                                                          Timeship
                                                          Neuron
                                                          SHeeee

                                                          The Doors

                                                          L.A. Woman - 2022 Reissue

                                                            L.A. Woman is the sixth studio album by the American rock band the Doors, released on April 19, 1971, on Elektra Records. L.A. Woman was recorded in November 1970 over six days at the Workshop, the band’s rehearsal space on Santa Monica Boulevard. A success both critically and commercially, the album contains some of the band’s most enduring music, including hits “Riders On The Storm,” “Love Her Madly,” and the title track.

                                                            December 2021 saw the release of L.A. Woman (50th Anniversary Deluxe), a new 3-CD/1-LP set to commemorate the album's 50-year anniversary. Featured on the album anniversary set, this 1LP, 180g black vinyl release is the newly remastered breakout of the original studio album.


                                                            Pantha Du Prince

                                                            Garden Gaia

                                                              Garden Gaia is a part of Pantha du Prince’s ongoing exploration into the theme of ‘humans as nature’, a theme previously explored on his records Elements of Light (recorded with The Bell Laboratory) and 2020’s Conference of Trees.

                                                              Pantha du Prince on Garden Gaia: “There are scientists who say that we humans are ocean that’s been folded together. My music is about raising consciousness, about describing the reality of life and the lost paradise through the means of music. It’s about entering a free space and developing a maximum degree of openness and sensitivity to our bodies – to our mental states and the atmosphere that surrounds us.

                                                              It’s about mindfulness and a high level of awareness towards what’s happening around and within us. I’ve poured all of these experiences into Garden Gaia as music. And that’s to be taken in the literal sense of ‘pouring,’ since we belong to a flowing process on this planet. A tree also flows into the air, just as it’s connected to other trees beneath the ground through currents of communication. Our lungs flow into our bodies. And as embryos, we were flowing beings. The question is: to what extent can we adult humans continue to flow?”


                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Open Day
                                                              Crystal Volcano
                                                              Start A New Life
                                                              Blume (bendik Hk Edit)
                                                              Mother Drum
                                                              Heaven Is Where You Are (bendik Hk Edit)
                                                              Liquid Lights
                                                              Alles Fühlt
                                                              Golden Galactic

                                                              Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Popul

                                                              Topical Dancer

                                                                Today sees Belgian-Caribbean provocateur Charlotte Adigéry and her long-term musical partner, Bolis Pupul announce their debut album Topical Dancer, via Soulwax’s iconic label DEEWEE.

                                                                Cultural appropriation. Misogyny and racism. Social media vanity. Post-colonialism and political correctness. These are not talking points that you’d ordinarily hear on the dancefloor but Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul are ripping up the rulebook with their debut album Topical Dancer. The Ghent-based duo, who broke out with their 2019 Zandoli EP, are rare storytellers in electronic music: they take the temperature of the time and funnel them into their playful synth concoctions – never didactic and always with a knowing wink.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Bel Deewee
                                                                Esperanto
                                                                Blenda
                                                                Hey
                                                                It Hit Me
                                                                Ich Mwen (with Christiane Adigéry)
                                                                Reappropriate
                                                                Ceci N'est Pas Un Cliché
                                                                Huile Smisse
                                                                Mantra
                                                                Making Sense Stop
                                                                Haha
                                                                Thank You

                                                                One Tribe label-owner AMÉMÉ makes his debut production appearance on Crosstown Rebels next month with the three-track Drum Beat. The EP includes a remix by longstanding US house veteran Joeski, marking a major career achievement for the Benin-born talent.

                                                                The Latin influence is experienced right from the word go on Loca, as Saharan-esque elements build alongside resonant hats and playful, Spanish-like vocals. Tribal percussion drifts in and out alongside, whilst whirring key solos feature subtly throughout. Drum Beat comes next, manifesting as a welcome slice of contemporary Afro-house that’s packed full of raw instrumentals and authentic lyrical samples, before Joeski’s remix brings things to an up-tempo, club-ready close.

                                                                Specialising in Afro-leaning electronic music, AMÉMÉ has marked himself as one of the continent’s breakthrough talents in recent years. Head of One Tribe, his productions have been supported by the pioneering figure of Black Coffee since 2019, whilst his appearances on Watergate Records, Blond:Ish’s Abracadabra imprint and the mighty MoBlack Records have been equally well-received, firmly establishing his presence as one of modern dance music’s rising stars.

                                                                Joeski’s trajectory can be traced back to 1991, when he burst onto the NYC house scene as a founding member of The Chocolate Factory DJ collective. Since then, the US veteran has garnered a worldwide following thanks to his Maya label, which was first incepted in 2001, as well his keen ear for production that has seen him release on Crosstown Rebels, Relief and a myriad of other heavyweight imprints in recent years.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A. Loca
                                                                B1. Drum Beat
                                                                B2. Drum Beat (Joeski Remix)

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Crosstown Rebels Present SPIRITS V

                                                                  The release of Crosstown Rebels’ SPIRITS compilation is always a bastion moment for the label. The first edition came to prominence in 2017 and we’ve been graced with an annual compilation ever since, showcasing a consistent habit to champion established artists and breakthrough ones alike. Now, Crosstown Rebels’ lauded SPIRITS series will see the light of day once more in June, with the release of SPIRITS V.

                                                                  NYC-native Layla Benitez leads proceedings with Fides, a progressive-leaning, introspective number that retains an inherent danceability throughout. It kicks off the compilation with a driving energy, one that’s perfectly matched by Trabajar - the Crosstown Rebels debut of recent Hot Creations inductee Mr.Diamond.

                                                                  A techy-inspired cut, punchy four-four drum patterns create a distinctive late-night feel, as UK-talent Denney soon arrives with Kill The Soundboy. Showcasing the groove-laced house sound with which he’s become best known, the near seven-minute piece is sure to light up many a club setting this year, paving the way for Talk To Me. It’s a collaborative venture between Munich-based artist ASK:ME and El Muerto, with Soulfoot featuring on vocals. Retaining a vintage Detroit style, the fast-paced tempo creates a natural excitement before Romanian-born mainstay GruuvElement’s gifts us the minimal-toned Boom Room.

                                                                  Building with tribal-like percussion and salsa-inspired instrumentals, it’s a playful excursion into dance music’s outer realms, paving the way for young Peruvian producer Chinonegro with My Moment. Whether it be the pluck of a guitar string or a jazzy trumpet solo, there’s an inherent authenticity to the six-minute piece, as a mid-track breakdown gives way to whispering hats and a rhythmic underlying backbone.

                                                                  The penultimate offering comes from French-born, London-based regular Maglia, who serves up the enchanting Rayiys. The chirping of birds resides atop an ever-changing bassline, leaving us open and ready for the VA’s closing saga: Thanks Moon, by Spain’s I AM JAS. A heady combination of beautiful lyrical contributions combines with softly moving electronic elements, to leave us in a state of calm, inward reflection. Rounding off proceedings on a note of quietude, it reminds us of the final moments in clubland, transporting our psyche to sunrise, fond memories and everything in between.

                                                                  Over a period of nineteen years, Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels has evolved into a world-renowned institution, garnering global audiences thanks to a consistent schedule of quality releases. In years since it’s earliest beginnings, the likes of Maceo Plex, Art Department, Seth Troxler, Ali Love, Mathew Jonson, Pier Bucci, Acid Pauli, Dennis Kurtel, Francesca Lombardo, Glimpse, Aphrohead, Fur Coat and a plethora of other figureheads have all found their home on the label.

                                                                  The roster is international, showcasing how Crosstown has shaped a truly global scene. Releases are born in different continents by artists who hail from different countries, resulting in a sound that resonates worldwide. Perhaps most pivotal to the label’s success is its musical output: no part is governed by boundary or genre. It’s underpinned by a truly eclectic sound, one that reflects the diversity of Damian’s love for music itself. An album from drum and bass icon DJ Krust here, a maiden LP from Audiojack there… traversing genres has been Damian’s forte for decades - and Crosstown epitomises that as a result.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1. Layla Benitez - Fides
                                                                  A2. Mr.Diamond - Trabajar
                                                                  B1. Denney - Kill The Soundboy
                                                                  B2. ASK:ME & El Muerto Ft. Soulfoot - Talk To Me
                                                                  C1. GruuvElement's - Boom Room
                                                                  C2. Chinonegro - My Moment
                                                                  D1. Magila - Rayiys
                                                                  D2. I AM JAS - Thanks Moon

                                                                  Dusky are back with their blistering rework of JT Company’s 1990 release ‘Don’t Deal With Us’. Retaining the infectious piano line of the original Dusky beef up this Italo House classic with their infamous basslines and driving percussion, resulting in a peak summertime anthem.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A. Don't Deal With Us (Dusky Edit) [Extended Mix]
                                                                  B. Don't Deal With Us (Dusky Edit) [4x4 Mix]

                                                                  ElectronicaA Mountain Of One are set to return to the musical landscape with their brand new track “Custard’s Last Stand”, released 6th August through their new label AMORE via Above Board distribution. It is the first new piece of music the band have released in over a decade.

                                                                  ”Custard’s Last Stand” shows the band, made up of musical soulmates Mo Morris and Zeben Jameson, have lost nothing in the past decade. Recorded over Skype during the coronavirus pandemic, with Mo now in Bali and Zeben in west London, it is a shimmering, modern classic, experimental but accessible, melodic and adventurous. As ever, it is utterly unique, made in a musical universe all of their own.

                                                                  “Custard’s Last Stand” EP is out 27th August, and will come with an incredible Dub Versions from dub pioneer Dennis Bovell MBE, as well as another new track “Stars, Planets, Dust, Me”. He has also provided a rare vocal performance.

                                                                  The forthcoming album will be released this autumn. The whole project has been mastered then remixed for a forthcoming album by the legendary Ricardo Villalobos.

                                                                  When A Mountain Of One AMO1first started performing, they quickly became one of the most-acclaimed bands out there, with the likes of i-D, Sunday Times Culture, Pitchfork, NME and more raving about them and their inspired and original approach, led by Mo and Zeben’s almost telepathic understanding.

                                                                  Sold-out shows and awesome reviews followed with “Collected Works” and “Institute of Joy”, two phenomenal records that have stood the test of time, criss-crossing Balearic, folk, jazz, dance, rock and psychedelia.

                                                                  A Mountain Of One have collaborated to create a coming together of music and virtual reality. With NYX VX, the band have developed a virtual world, one that will help provide inspired opportunities for artists looking to identify, connect and engage with audiences on multiple levels. This is the first stage of a new world that people will be building out and inhabiting, as venue for performances, home for musical and visual archives, space for play and exploration. Welcome to 'Stars, Planets, Dust, Me'.

                                                                  Watch the teaser, soundtracked by new single “Custard’s Last Stand” HERE

                                                                  The band also supplied the music for the stunning short film from acclaimed director Daniel Lindegren, filmed in London over lockdown. Check that out HERE

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A. Custard's Last Stand (DUBfinity Version)
                                                                  AA. Custard's Last Stand (DUBfinity Vocal Version)

                                                                  Tarawangsawelas are a musical duo from Bandung, mainly performing a contemporary version of Tarawangsa, the sacred music from Sundanese West Java. Here they are joined by their teacher and maestro, Pak Pupung Supena, together with, Pak Jaja, on Sekalipon. Wanci is a minimalist, cosmic album composed with a careful modern interpretation of one of the most mystical and spiritual genres in Indonesia. A gorgeous and infectious six track album. TIP!

                                                                  Producer Rabih Beaini says "Last year, Europalia Festival commissioned me to work on a musical project with local musicians from Indonesia and develop a performance to tour during Europalia 2017. I chose to work with Tarawangsa, the sacred music from Sundanese West Java. Tarawangsa is played on two string instruments: a rababa-like two-stringed bowed instrument itself called Tarawangsa, and the Jentreng, a seven-stringed kecapi-like instrument. Typically from Rancakalong village in Sumedang, West Java, Tarawangsa is played as part of a ritual consisting of almost eight hours of music and dance, complete with offerings and prayers. During a performance, a selection from the forty two known Tarawangsa pieces slowly build up from a cosmic slow groove to more repetitive and hypnotic rhythms, inevitably bringing the listener and dancer to a trance state. During the residency I had the great honor to be able to develop new structures and pieces together with Tarawangsawelas, recording them in Bandung, and ultimately having them joined by their teacher and Tarawangsa maestro Pak Pupung Supena together with Pak Jaja on jentreng. This album is a modern description for one of the local Indonesian music scene, but mainly it is an offering for the Tarawangsa ritual, like the food and incense and the prayers, and the messages of the ancestors to the people of Rancakalong."

                                                                  Composed and performed by Teguh Permana, Wisnu Ridwana and Rabih Beaini, except Sekalipun (traditional) performed by Pupung Supena, Jaja Rohmat, Teguh Permana & Wisnu Ridwana.
                                                                  Recorded in Bandung, march 2017
                                                                  Produced, mixed and arranged by Rabih Beaini.
                                                                  Mastered by Neel at Enisslab.
                                                                  Cover design by George Sowden, curated by M-L-XL,

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Selalu
                                                                  2. Tetap Terbit
                                                                  3. Kecemasan
                                                                  4. Dari Timur
                                                                  5. Ada
                                                                  6. Sekalipun 

                                                                  Jon Sable returns to In Dust We Trust with three new tracks which bring his love of dub influenced house to the forefront. Starting off the record with the title track, ‘Endorphin Loops’ centres around evolving synths and a heavy low end layered with tripped out synths resulting in an energetic sound for late night dance floors.

                                                                  On the B side ‘Sleep Suit’, is a rolling chunk of dub influenced house with layers of pad textures and percussive elements that form a heavy yet meditative listen.

                                                                  ‘Soft Focus’ closes out the record featuring atmospheric pads layers over an energetic garage influenced beat forming unique sound with nods to his previous home town of London.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1. Endorphin Loops
                                                                  B1. Sleep Suit
                                                                  B2. Soft Focus

                                                                  Max Watts is a young, up-and-coming DJ and producer from Tennessee. He co-runs Limited Network, a white label techno imprint and crew of young producers dedicated to making savage DJ tools. Watts’ energy and enthusiasm shines on "Primal Spirit", his tribute to tribal techno. This debut release on BANK is a testament to his dedication to the medium of vinyl DJing - no fanfare, just supremely crafted, untitled tracks for any set. This record features a remix from Force Placement out of Los Angeles. Not to be overlooked! TIP!

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1. Untitled
                                                                  A2. Untitled
                                                                  B1. Unitled
                                                                  B2. Untitled (Force Placement Remix)

                                                                  Return to Space Ghost’s celebrated "Dance Planet" LP with six summer-ready remixes by Central, Dirk 81, Jarren, Nelson of the East and Space Ghost himself.

                                                                  The Oakland-native’s romantic and empowering house sound has enjoyed a growing audience made up of fans and tastemakers alike. The remix package comes courtesy of friends and label affiliates, each lending their touch to Space Ghost’s work.

                                                                  Capitalizing on the inherent warmth in the Bay Area- artist’s sound, Tartelet label head Dirk 81 subtly threads a slow, rolling breakbeat into ‘Deep’, channeling 90s RnB and Balearic. Danish underground powerhouse and Help / Regelbau label affiliate Central injects some up-tempo garage house energy into ‘Be Yourself’ - without losing the swirling romanticism of the original. And LA-based producer Jarren, neighbor to Space Ghost on UK label Apron, leans in to the punchy "Lately Bass" and turns up the swing on his own version of the track.

                                                                  Space Ghost comes back to ‘Emotional Healer’ and creates a pointedly club-tooled ‘Dance Mix’ version with a panoply of 90s touchstones delivered in the classiest of ways. To finish, Nelson Of The East’s ‘Forever Dub’ of the track adds a sharp and snappy strain of modern steppas.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1. Deep (dirk 81 Remix)
                                                                  A2. Be Yourself (central Remix)
                                                                  A3. Be Yourself (jarren Remix)
                                                                  B1. Emotional Healer (dance Mix)
                                                                  B2. Emotional Healer (nelson Of The East Forever Dub)

                                                                  The Three Lives return with Across & Beyond, a 5 track EP taking their digi-dub explorations to unexpected dimensions.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1. Induced Singularity
                                                                  A2. Radio Waves
                                                                  A3. Vast Magnetic Fields
                                                                  B1. Canon Dub
                                                                  B2. Excession Dub

                                                                  Divino Niño

                                                                  Last Spa On Earth

                                                                    Genre: Indie, Electronic, Latin. RIYL: Toro y Moi, Helado Negro, Rosalía, Tame Impala, Cuco.

                                                                    Divino Niño are no strangers to bold reinvention. When Camilo Medina and Javier Forero—friends whose bond dates back to their childhoods in Bogotá, Colombia—moved to Chicago and recruited guitarist Guillermo Rodriguez to form a band, they were psych-pop outsiders playing live shows with a drum machine. With the addition of drummer Pierce Codina, their 2019 breakthrough and debut LP for Winspear, Foam, solidified their place as local indie rock mainstays.

                                                                    Soon after, multi-instrumentalist Justin Vittori joined to round out their lineup. Once again, with their masterful, unpredictable, and eminently danceable new album, the band has done something radical: They totally upended the way they write songs, eschewing practice room jams for unrelentingly collaborative beats, implied grooves for immersive dance floor heaters, and mellow vibes for frenetic doses of reggaeton, electropop, and trap on their most adventurous and ambitious work to date.

                                                                    Welcome to the Last Spa on Earth. Written and recorded over the past two years, Last Spa on Earth deals in release and catharsis: confronting your darkest moments and coming out better for it. The album artwork, done by Medina, a longstanding visual artist, depicts a dreamy, yet graffiti-tagged spa, void of physical bodies so listeners can envision themselves in this unique environment. It represents the yin and yang approach Divino Niño took while creating the album: the serenity of the spa and the chaos of the party. Ultimately, the band’s desire is to provide healing in the same way one feels after sweating, shivering, stretching, and resting at the spa against the backdrop of the world’s darkness. Last Spa on Earth is the cathartic product of Divino Niño letting go of their musical preconceptions, past traumas, and future anxieties to embrace change, chaos, and each other’s contributions both to these songs and to each other.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    01. LSE
                                                                    02. Nos Soltamos
                                                                    03. Tu Tonto
                                                                    04. XO
                                                                    05. Toy Premiado
                                                                    06. Ecstasy
                                                                    07. Drive
                                                                    08. Miami
                                                                    09. Mona
                                                                    10. Especial
                                                                    11. Papelito
                                                                    12. I Am Nobody

                                                                    Palm

                                                                    Nick And Grazzes

                                                                      To confuse parts for the whole is inevitable with Palm. Drummer Hugo Stanley, bassist Gerasimos Livitsanos and guitarists/vocalists/high school sweethearts Eve Alpert and Kasra Kurt started making music together as teenagers, and spent much of their twenties in the kind of proximity unusual for adults, outside of touring bands and the International Space Station. For a number of years the band consumed the lives of its members to a point of exhaustion: “To be honest I think we got a little burnt out. There were times where it wasn’t clear if we’d make another record,” says Alpert. It was only after multiple freak injuries followed by a pandemic, forced a pause - from touring but also from writing, rehearsing, even seeing each other- that the four were able to regroup and see a way forward again.

                                                                      On their latest effort, Nicks and Grazes, Palm embrace discordance to dazzling effect. “We wanted to reconcile two potentially opposing aesthetics,” Kurt says. “To capture the spontaneous, free energy of our live shows while integrating elements from the traditionally gridded palette of electronic music.” In order to avoid what Kurt refers to as “Palm goes electro,” the musicians spent years educating themselves on the ins and outs of production by learning Ableton while also experimenting with “the percussive, textural, and gestural potential” of their instruments. To this end, the band continued the age-old tradition of instrument-preparation, augmenting guitars with drumsticks, metal rods and, at the suggestion of Charles Bullen (This Heat, Lifetones), coiling rubber-coated gardening wire around the strings. The unruliness of the prepared guitar on songs like “Mirror Mirror” and “Eager Copy” contrasts with the steadfast reproducibility of the album’s electronic elements.

                                                                      While Palm cite Japanese pop music, dub, and footwork as influences on this album’s sonic palette, they found themselves returning time and again to the artists who inspired them to start the group over a decade ago. “When we were first starting out as a band, we bonded over an appreciation of heavy, aggressive, noisy music,” Alpert reflects. “We wrote parts that were just straight-up metal.” Kurt adds, “I found myself rediscovering and re–falling in love with the visceral, jagged quality of guitars in the music of Glenn Branca, The Fall, Beefheart, and Sonic Youth, all important early Palm influences.” Returning to the fundamentals gave Palm a strong foundation upon which they could experiment freely, resulting in their most ambitious and revelatory album to date.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. Touch And Go
                                                                      2. Feathers
                                                                      3. Parable Lickers
                                                                      4. Eager Copy
                                                                      5. Brill
                                                                      6. On The Sly
                                                                      7. And Chairs
                                                                      8. Away Kit
                                                                      9. Suffer Dragon
                                                                      10. Mirror Mirror
                                                                      11. Glen Beige
                                                                      12. Tumbleboy
                                                                      13. Nicks And Grazes

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Rough Trade Stores Presents End Of The Road Festival 2022

                                                                        Rough Trade Shops and End of The Road reveal their ninth exclusive collaboration CD,featuring music from this year's glittering lineup as selected by festival curator Simon Taffe.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        01. Gabriels - Blame
                                                                        02. Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun
                                                                        03. Margo Cilker - That River
                                                                        04. Pixies - Dig For Fire
                                                                        05. The Magnetic Fields - Papa Was A Rodeo
                                                                        06. Naima Bock - Every Morning
                                                                        07. Jake Xerxes Fussell - Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing On A Sweet Potato Vine?
                                                                        08. Aldous Harding - Fever
                                                                        09. Perfume Genius -On The Floor
                                                                        10. Dehd - Loner
                                                                        11. Kurt Vile - Like Exploding Stones
                                                                        12. The Bug Club - My Baby Loves Rock & Roll Music
                                                                        13. Les Filles De Illighadad - Imigradan
                                                                        14. Rosali - Mouth
                                                                        15. Mike Polizze - Revelation
                                                                        16. The Weather Station - Tried To Tell You
                                                                        17. Nilüfer Yanya - Anotherlife
                                                                        18. India Jordan - For You
                                                                        19. Bright Eyes - Lua

                                                                        ROE

                                                                        That's When The Panic Sets In

                                                                          The long awaited debut album from ROE – winner of Northern Irish Music Prize’s Best Emerging Artist. Recorded and Produced by Tommy McLaughlin (Villaghers/SOAK) in the wilds of Donegal in 2021, ‘That’s When The Panic Sets In’ is truly vibrant release, with rich contrast between ROE’s introspective anxieties and the colourful palette that she’s thrown across them. Hear the development and evolution of an artist and their style in real time over the course of 12 joyous, introspective and beautiful tracks.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. New Behaviours
                                                                          2. I Dare You
                                                                          3. A Temporary Thing
                                                                          4. I Can Change
                                                                          5. Scared Of Being Lonely
                                                                          6. One In A Million
                                                                          7. Cold Feet
                                                                          8. Losing Sleep
                                                                          9. In The End
                                                                          10. Kidding Yourself
                                                                          11. Cut My Teeth
                                                                          12. Alarms

                                                                          Henry Franklin, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Adrian Younge

                                                                          Henry Franklin Jid014

                                                                            A native of Los Angeles, Henry Franklin came of age while the city was producing a crop of exciting jazz talent. Frankin’s lasting impact on jazz can be evidenced by the long list of legends who sought him out for tours and recording sessions, Stevie Wonder, Bobby Humphrey, Freddy Hubbard, & Pharaoh Sanders to name a few. Franklin’s solo output is best remembered for his two solo outings with the Black Jazz label- “The Skipper” & “The Skipper At Home”. Together, they form one of the most compelling diptychs in the entire post-bop canon. Recognised by his peers and contemporaries, Franklin’s entry for Jazz Is Dead gives the living legend his flowers and recognises the contributions The Skipper has made as one of jazz’s most influential heartbeats.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. Karibu
                                                                            2. The Griot
                                                                            3. People's Revolution
                                                                            4. Memories Lost
                                                                            5. Feedback
                                                                            6. Café Nero
                                                                            7. African Sun
                                                                            8. A Song For Sigrid

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Future Disco 15

                                                                              Welcome to the Mirrorball Motel - the shimmering nocturnal world of Future Disco from the NeedWant label. It's a 19-track exploration of the magical and escapist sounds of artists like Digitalism, Cinthie, Bondax, Reflex, Roosevelt and more. The Mirrorball Motel is a place that transports you to another place, a party you don't want to end and when it does, you'll feel it was all a dream. It’s where the magic happens, an evening without inhibitions, where you dance without thinking. Musically it's a mix of all forms of disco and house as represented here.

                                                                              This bumper collection features five exclusive new tunes. Daisybelle & Tasty Lopez's 'Starlight' (Future Disco Ballroom Dub) has a classic disco feel from the two first ladies of the green. Italoconnection - 'All Over' (Future Disco Edit) brings an eighties vibe that reminds of Ibiza venue Pikes, whilst the mysterious Clive From Accounts 'You Understand' impresses with its soaring strings and house bassline. The final two exclusives are Charlie Hepworth's 'It's Satisfaction' with its full thrill house drums and acid flashes, and Boys Shorts's 'Suburban Love Affair' (Brian Ring Remix), which sounds like summer on the shores of Los Angeles in 1989.

                                                                              Elsewhere is the simple but effective future disco of Bondax, a Brazilian via French disco cut from PPJ, and exciting and intricate grooves from the trio of Breakbot, Irfane & Yuksek. There is euphoric 90s house from Saison, challenging yet reassuring vocal work from the legendary Roisin Murphy as remixed to perfection by the wizard that is The Reflex and much more besides.

                                                                              Future Disco: Mirror Ball Motel is a wide-angle view of a perfect dance floor, all served up with that famously characterful and vibrant Future Disco style. 

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              VINYL TRACKLISTING:
                                                                              A1 Róisín Murphy - Incapable (The Reflex Revision)
                                                                              A2 Daisybelle & Tasty Lopez - Starlight (Future Disco Ballroom Dub)
                                                                              A3 Roosevelt - See You Again (Lazywax Remix)
                                                                              B1 Saison - Rocinante
                                                                              B2 Breakbot, Irfane & Yuksek - Taqa
                                                                              B3 PPJ - Primavera
                                                                              B4 Bondax - Don’t Want It (feat. Tara McDonald)
                                                                              C1 Boys Shorts - Suburban Love Affair (Brian Ring Remix)
                                                                              C2 Italoconnection - All Over (Future Disco Edit)
                                                                              C3 Elder Island - I Fold You (Kassian Remix)
                                                                              C4 Digitalism - Offline
                                                                              D1 Clive From Accounts - You Understand
                                                                              D2 Storken - Think Happy Be Happy (Dorothys Fortress Remix)
                                                                              D3 Gilligan Moss - Ultraparadiso
                                                                              D4 Kosmo Kint & Kapote - Strangers

                                                                              CD TRACKLISTING:
                                                                              01) Róisín Murphy - Incapable (The Reflex Revision)
                                                                              02) Daisybelle & Tasty Lopez - Starlight (Future Disco Ballroom Dub)
                                                                              03) Roosevelt - See You Again (Lazywax Remix)
                                                                              04) Saison - Rocinante
                                                                              05) Breakbot, Irfane & Yuksek - Taqa
                                                                              06) PPJ - Primavera
                                                                              07) Boys Shorts - Suburban Love Affair (Brian Ring Remix)
                                                                              08) Bondax - Don’t Want It
                                                                              09) Clive From Accounts - You Understand
                                                                              10) Elder Island - I Fold You (Kassian Remix)
                                                                              11) Charlie Hepworth - Its Satisfaction
                                                                              12) Italo Connection - All Over (Future Disco Edit)
                                                                              13) Cri - Love Spirit (Cinthie Remix)
                                                                              14) Mix & Fairbanks - Messenger
                                                                              15) Digitalism - Offline
                                                                              16) Storken - Think Happy Be Happy (Dorothys Fortress Remix)
                                                                              17) EYNKA - Ascendance
                                                                              18) Gilligan Moss - Ultraparadiso 

                                                                              Charles Amoah

                                                                              Sweet Vibration

                                                                                Following on from the runaway success of Soundway's release of Kiki Gyan's '24 Hours In A Disco', another Ghanaian legend looks to have his time to shine.

                                                                                One of the most well-known disco and burger highlife artists of the time, Charles Amoah originally began his career as a drummer. Playing with Alex Konadu's band, as well as the likes of Precious Jewels and Nana Tuffour, he then moved to Germany in the early 80s.

                                                                                His first album 'Sweet Vibration' spawned several hits which went on to be released as separate singles, namely "Scratch My Back" and "Shake Your Body To The Beat".

                                                                                From the irresistible funk hooks of these singles, to the Lionel Richie-esque instrumentation of "Life's Like Being In A Boxing Ring", or the kraut-rock stylings of "Jungle Rock" - there is little doubt that the blend of disco, funk and highlife that was unique to the Ghanaian-German scene can be experienced in its full splendour on 'Sweet Vibration'.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Shake Your Body To The Beat
                                                                                Fighting Spirit
                                                                                Sweet Vibration
                                                                                Shake Your Body To The Beat (Long Version)
                                                                                Scratch My Back
                                                                                Life's Like Being In A Boxing Ring
                                                                                Jungle Rock
                                                                                Our Love's On Fire

                                                                                Okay Kaya

                                                                                Sap

                                                                                  “Even my subconscious is self-conscious,” Okay Kaya sings on “Inside Of A Plum”, giving us a sense of the mental state she entered while making SAP, an album she wrote, performed, engineered, and produced alone, sometimes spending weeks at a time without social interaction. This is a concept album about consciousness in which Okay Kaya focuses her trademark combination of abstraction and wit on what happens to her mind unaccompanied, on her tendency to feel less like a human and more like the sticky secretion of a tree.

                                                                                  After releasing her Spellemann Award winning album Watch This Liquid Pour Itself in January of 2020, Kaya left her home in New York and moved to Europe to create and show her various interdisciplinary exhibitions. Among others, she made an installation that amplified music made underwater and an interactive sculpture based on Jungian sandplay therapy for children. Between her exhibits, Kaya recorded through lockdowns by herself in the loaned studios of generous friends.

                                                                                  SAP first grew from the first single “Spinal Tap” about Kaya wandering in Berlin, tree-touching. “Sap reminds me of the bodily functions I need to remember to do, like sleep. One might say it ‘resinates.’” The album was further inspired by Ketamine Therapy which is discussed in “The Inside Of A Plum.” Kaya explains, “The doctor said this treatment grows literal physical branches in your brain.” As she experimented with ego death, the subject of her song “Jazzercise”, Kaya found herself writing in the voices of fictional characters she’d encountered in other people’s stories. In ‘Jolene From Her Own Perspective,’ she imagines Dolly Parton’s nemesis responding to her song. In ‘Origin Story,’ Kaya writes as a mythical goddess frustrated with her creation myth. In ‘I’ve Spent Forever Planning A Crisis,’ Kaya responds to Cassavetes’ film A Woman Under The Influence writing from the perspective of the story’s children.

                                                                                  Okay Kaya’s investigations of mind-body come along with sexy dance beats, unpredictable interlocking synths, delicate soft guitars, and close-to-the-mike R&B whispering. But Kaya likes her falsettos cracking and her soul-inspired hooks careening wildly, a beautiful chaos that somehow fits together.

                                                                                  When she returned to New York, Kaya was excited to collaborate again, to get friends to “bless the record.” She invited friends to Gaia Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to sing or play an instrument. Most songs on the album unfold with guest performances from artists as varied as deem spencer, Taja Cheek of L’Rain and Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches.

                                                                                  Just as the recording process began with isolation and ended with friends, SAP starts with the internal and leads outside to romance, to lovers who serve as funhouse mirrors, reflecting Kaya back to herself from different angles. In “Pearl Gurl” Kaya harmonizes with her multi-tracked second self and sings her uncertain conclusion: “If love is not the answer, it’s one hell of a question.”

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1) Mood Into Object Personified
                                                                                  2) Jolene From Her Own Perspective
                                                                                  3) Origin Story
                                                                                  4) Jazzercise
                                                                                  5) Pathologically Yours
                                                                                  6) Spinal Tap
                                                                                  7) Inside Of A Plum
                                                                                  8) Rorschach
                                                                                  9) In Regards To Your Tweet
                                                                                  10) Dep. Chamber
                                                                                  11) Pearl Gurl
                                                                                  12) The Lesson
                                                                                  13) I’ve Spent Forever Planning A Crisis
                                                                                  14) Like A Liver
                                                                                  15) Weltschmerz

                                                                                  Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros

                                                                                  Live In Colorado, Vol. 2

                                                                                    Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros—consisting of Bobby Weir, Don Was, Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti—are set to release their second batch of live recorded material this year. Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado Vol 2 is out October 7 on Third Man Records, a follow-up to the first volume of the critically acclaimed live performance collection.

                                                                                    Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado, Vol 2 features more songs recorded at the band’s live performances at the historic Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado on June 8, 9, 11, 12, 2020, including classic Grateful Dead hits, "Ripple" and "Brokedown Palace" along with covers of Merle Haggard and Marvin Gaye. These shows were the group’s first live audience concerts in over a year and featured Greg Leisz on pedal steel, along with The Wolfpack: Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling and Sheldon Brown. “Been too long,” Weir said of the performances, “but I can’t think of a better place to pick it back up…”

                                                                                    Live in Colorado, Vol 1, received acclaim from LA Times, Forbes, USA Today, Billboard and more. In their review for Volume 1, Pitchfork Says, "Weir's rootsy trio offer a more intimate reimaging of his former group's historic counter cultural songbook."

                                                                                    Weir explains “I’ve been workin’ in my spare time on expanding the sonic coloration of the songs I do. The Wolfpack is basically a step toward full orchestration - and further, I gotta say, these guys are game. We worked on the arrangements a bit but eventually we needed to trot it all out and play it for folks - and right at that moment, the folks in Colorado reached out and told us they were gonna open up. Holy Shit, WTF? Let’s Go.

                                                                                    Oscar Jerome

                                                                                    The Spoon

                                                                                      Oscar Jerome hibernated to make what became The Spoon, his second album. The pandemic had halted his concerts, and he found himself alone in Berlin playing guitar and writing poetry.You can feel that interiority on The Spoon, a laconic piece of work of melodic melancholy. He’ll move from a whisper to a scream throughout the album, and he’s as ready to talk about his feelings of depression as he is to rage about the injustices of his home country. 

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. The Dark Slide
                                                                                      2. Sweet Isolation - Oscar Jerome Feat. Kaidi Akinnibi
                                                                                      3. Berlin 1
                                                                                      4. The Spoon
                                                                                      5. The Soup
                                                                                      6. Channel Your Anger
                                                                                      7. Feet Down South
                                                                                      8. Aya & Bartholomew
                                                                                      9. Feed The Pigs
                                                                                      10. Path To Someone
                                                                                      11. Hall Of Mirrors - Oscar Jerome Feat. Léa Sen
                                                                                      12. Use It Well

                                                                                      Ultravox

                                                                                      Rage In Eden: 40th Anniversary 4LP Box Set Edition

                                                                                        Following on from the success of 2020’s deluxe reissue of ‘Vienna’, Chrysalis Records are proud to release a 40th Anniversary of the bands second album with Midge Ure, ‘Rage In Eden’.

                                                                                        Originally released in October 1981 and like the band’s previous two albums, ‘Rage In Eden’ was produced by Conny Plank (Kraftwerk, Can, Neu!), this time recorded at Conny’s studio in Cologne over a 3 month period during the summer of ‘81. The album features hit singles The Thin Wall and The Voice. The album reached number 4 in the UK charts.


                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        4LP TRACKLISTING
                                                                                        Disc 1
                                                                                        1. The Voice
                                                                                        2. We Stand Alone
                                                                                        3. Rage In Eden
                                                                                        4. I Remember (Death In The Afternoon)
                                                                                        1. The Thin Wall
                                                                                        2. Stranger Within
                                                                                        3. Accent On Youth
                                                                                        4. The Ascent
                                                                                        5. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind)
                                                                                        Disc 2
                                                                                        1. The Thin Wall (Single Version)
                                                                                        2. I Never Wanted To Begin
                                                                                        3. I Never Wanted To Begin (Extended Version)
                                                                                        1. The Voice (Single Version)
                                                                                        2. Paths And Angles
                                                                                        3. Private Lives (Crystal Palace 13/6/81)
                                                                                        4. All Stood Still (Crystal Palace 13/6/81)
                                                                                        Disc 3
                                                                                        1. The Thin Wall (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        2. New Europeans (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        3. Sleepwalk (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        4. I Remember (Death In The Afternoon)
                                                                                        1. Stranger Within (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        2. Mr. X (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        3. Rage In Eden (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        Disc 4
                                                                                        1. Accent On Youth (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        2. The Ascent (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        3. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind Again) (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        4. Vienna (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        1. Passionate Reply (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        2. Passing Strangers (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        3. We Stand Alone (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        4. All Stood Still (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
                                                                                        5. The Voice (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)

                                                                                        Ultravox

                                                                                        Rage In Eden: 40th Anniversary Half-Speed Master

                                                                                          Following on from the success of 2020’s deluxe reissue of ‘Vienna’, Chrysalis Records are proud to release a 40th Anniversary of the bands second album with Midge Ure, ‘Rage In Eden’.

                                                                                          Originally released in October 1981 and like the band’s previous two albums, ‘Rage In Eden’ was produced by Conny Plank (Kraftwerk, Can, Neu!), this time recorded at Conny’s studio in Cologne over a 3 month period during the summer of ‘81. The album features hit singles The Thin Wall and The Voice. The album reached number 4 in the UK charts.

                                                                                          This new vinyl edition has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Alchemy at AIR from the original 1981 production tapes. The second bonus vinyl includes single versions and B-sides from the two singles released from the album.


                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Disc 1
                                                                                          1. The Voice
                                                                                          2. We Stand Alone
                                                                                          3. Rage In Eden
                                                                                          4. I Remember (Death In The Afternoon)
                                                                                          1. The Thin Wall
                                                                                          2. Stranger Within
                                                                                          3. Accent On Youth
                                                                                          4. The Ascent
                                                                                          5. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind)
                                                                                          Disc 2
                                                                                          1. The Thin Wall (Single Version)
                                                                                          2. I Never Wanted To Begin
                                                                                          3. I Never Wanted To Begin (Extended Version)
                                                                                          1. The Voice (Single Version)
                                                                                          2. Paths And Angles
                                                                                          3. Private Lives (Crystal Palace 13/6/81)
                                                                                          4. All Stood Still (Crystal Palace 13/6/81)

                                                                                          John Coltrane

                                                                                          Blue Train - The Complete Masters

                                                                                            To mark the 65th anniversary of the album’s recording, Blue Train will be released in two special editions on September 16 as part of Blue Note’s acclaimed Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series.

                                                                                            A 1-LP mono pressing of the original album will be presented in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket, while the 2-LP stereo collection Blue Train: The Complete Masters will include a second disc featuring seven alternate and incomplete takes, none of which have been released previously on vinyl, and four of which have never been released before on any format. The Complete Masters comes with a booklet featuring never-before-seen session photos by Francis Wolff and an essay by Coltrane expert Ashley Kahn. Both Tone Poet Vinyl Editions were produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI.

                                                                                            Blue Train: The Complete Masters will also be released as a 2-CD set and digital collection.

                                                                                            “Few studio experiences I’ve had can compare with the thrill of listening to the original master tapes—mono, stereo and alternate takes—of Blue Train,” says Harley. “I consider these two new versions the definitive editions of this masterpiece performance by John Coltrane.”

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            2CD
                                                                                            Blue Train
                                                                                            Moment’s Notice
                                                                                            Locomotion
                                                                                            I’m Old Fashioned
                                                                                            Lazy Bird
                                                                                            Blue Train (false Start)
                                                                                            Blue Train (take 7)
                                                                                            Moment’s Notice (alternate Take 4)
                                                                                            Lazy Bird (take 1)
                                                                                            Blue Train (alternate Take)
                                                                                            Moment’s Notice (incomplete Alternate Take 5A)
                                                                                            Lazy Bird (alternate Take)

                                                                                            1LP
                                                                                            LP 1 | Blue Train | Original Album | Studio
                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                            Blue Train
                                                                                            Moment’s Notice
                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                            Locomotion
                                                                                            I’m Old Fashioned
                                                                                            Lazy Bird

                                                                                            2LP
                                                                                            LP 1 | Blue Train | Original Album | Studio
                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                            Blue Train
                                                                                            Moment’s Notice
                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                            Locomotion
                                                                                            I’m Old Fashioned
                                                                                            Lazy Bird
                                                                                            LP 2 | Blue Train | Alternate And Incomplete Takes
                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                            Blue Train (false Start)
                                                                                            Blue Train (take 7)
                                                                                            Moment’s Notice (alternate Take 4)
                                                                                            Lazy Bird (take 1)
                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                            Blue Train (alternate Take)
                                                                                            Moment’s Notice (incomplete Alternate Take 5A)
                                                                                            Lazy Bird (alternate Take)

                                                                                            Blur

                                                                                            Bustin' + Dronin' - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                              After a successful Record Store Day release, Bustin’ + Dronin’ will now be released on 2LP Black vinyl and CD.

                                                                                              Originally released in 1998 in Japan-only, this compilation features remixes of tracks from their 1997 eponymously titled, number one album.

                                                                                              Originally only available as a 2-CD set including a Radio 1 John Peel session, only a handful of copies made their way over to the UK on import.

                                                                                              Bustin’ + Dronin’ features nine remixes (note: no Peel Session) by William Orbit (tracks 1, 6, 7 & 9), Adrian Sherwood (2 & 8), Moby (4), Thurston Moore (5) and John McEntire (7).

                                                                                              Please note unlike the RSD edition the 2LP Black vinyl will not include the original OBI-strip or replica insert. The CD will feature an 8-page booklet along with a blur sticker sheet.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              A.
                                                                                              1. Movin’ On (William Orbit Mix) - 08:00
                                                                                              2. Death Of A Party (Well Blurred Remix) - 06:46
                                                                                              3. On Your Own (Crouch End Broadway Mix) - 03:32
                                                                                              B.
                                                                                              1. Beetlebum (Moby's Mix) - 06:43
                                                                                              2. Essex Dogs (Thurston Moore's Mix) - 09:01
                                                                                              C.
                                                                                              1. Death Of A Party (Billy Whiskers Mix) - 04:47
                                                                                              2. Theme From Retro (John McEntire's Mix) - 05:43
                                                                                              3. Death Of A Party (12” Death) - 07:08
                                                                                              D.
                                                                                              1. On Your Own (Walter Wall Mix) - 15:00

                                                                                              Whitmer Thomas

                                                                                              The Older I Get, The Funnier I Was

                                                                                                The Older I Get the Funnier I Was, musician/comedian Whitmer Thomas’s follow-up to his 2020 HBO special The Golden One, and his 2022 Can't Believe You're Happy Here EP, moves between pop punk, electro, and the influence of the singer-songwriters he grew up listening to in early childhood. It conjures the ennui of Bright Eyes, the barefaced storytelling of John Prine, the overstuffed lists of Fred Thomas, and the lackadaisical humor of Colleen Green.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                01. Most Likely
                                                                                                02. Rigamarole
                                                                                                03. Everything That Feels Good Is Bad
                                                                                                04. Big Truck
                                                                                                05. Pop Fly
                                                                                                06. Cooler When I’m Sick
                                                                                                07. Pinwheel
                                                                                                08. Stick Around
                                                                                                09. South Florida
                                                                                                10. Navel Gazey
                                                                                                11. Bushwhacked

                                                                                                Mal Waldron

                                                                                                Searching In Grenoble : The 1978 Solo Piano Concert

                                                                                                  Searching In Grenoble: The 1978 Solo Piano Concert is a previously unissued recording of jazz icon Mal Waldron's mesmerizing performance at the "Five Days of Jazz" series in Grenoble, France on March 23, 1978. Waldron was Billie Holiday’s final accompanist, played on classic sessions with John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Jackie McLean among others, and recorded dozens of solo albums as a leader before his passing in 2002. Originally produced by the legendary André Francís and transferred from the original Radio France tapes, this is the first official release of this music in cooperation with the Mal Waldron Estate and Ina (The Institut national de l'audiovisuel). The beautifully designed, deluxe 2-CD set includes photos by K. Abe, Brian McMillen and Raymond Ross; an extensive 24-page booklet with a heartfelt statement by Mal's daughter Mala Waldron, plus essays by producer/"Jazz Detective" Zev Feldman, journalist Adam Shatz and Ina's Pascal Rozat; and interviews with modern jazz piano luminaries Ran Blake and Matthew Shipp. Searching In Grenoble features classic Waldron originals such as "Soul Eyes" and "All Alone," and jazz standards "You Don't Know What Love Is," "It Could Happen to You" and "I Thought About You.” The 2CD set will be available worldwide September 23rd on Tompkins Square (TSQ5906), and was produced for release by Zev Feldman and Josh Rosenthal.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  CD1:
                                                                                                  1. Mistral Breeze/Seig Haile - M. Waldron
                                                                                                  2. Here, There And Everywhere - M. Waldron
                                                                                                  3. Russian Melody - M. Waldron
                                                                                                  4. Petite Gémeaux - M. Waldron
                                                                                                  5. Fire Waltz - M. Waldron
                                                                                                  6. You Don’t Know What Love Is - D. Raye, G. De Paul
                                                                                                  7. Soul Eyes - M. Waldron
                                                                                                  CD2:
                                                                                                  1. It Could Happen To You - J. Van Heusen, J. Burke
                                                                                                  2. Russian Melody - M. Waldron
                                                                                                  3. I Thought About You - J. Van Heusen, J. Mercer
                                                                                                  4. Snake Out - M. Waldron
                                                                                                  5. All Alone - M. Waldron

                                                                                                  Joni Mitchell

                                                                                                  The Asylum Albums (1972-1975)

                                                                                                    Joni Mitchell was at a turning point 50 years ago. After making four acclaimed albums with Reprise Records, including her 1971 masterpiece Blue, she left the label to join the brand-new Asylum Records in 1972. Over the next seven years, Mitchell would record some of the most acclaimed music of her career while changing her musical direction by adding more jazz elements into her song writing. The evolution culminated in 1979 with Mingus, her collaboration with jazz titan Charles Mingus, and her studio last album for Asylum.

                                                                                                    The Asylum Albums (1972-1975), the next instalment in the Joni Mitchell archive series, explores the beginning of that prolific era. The collection features newly remastered versions of For The Roses (1972), Court And Spark (1974), the double live album Miles Of Aisles (1974), and The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975). All four were recently remastered by Bernie Grundman. The Asylum Albums (1972-1975 will be available on 23rd September on 5-LP 180-gram vinyl (Limited Edition Of 20,000) and as a 4CD set. The cover art for the set features a previously unseen painting by Mitchell. The set also includes an essay by friend and fellow Canadian Neil Young.

                                                                                                    The Asylum Albums (1972-1975), follows Mitchell’s musical evolution over four albums as she embraced more jazz-inspired pieces and moved away from the folk and pop of her early years. It includes essential tracks like her first Top 40 hit, “You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio” and her highest-charting (#7) single “Help Me,” plus favourites like “Free Man In Paris,” “Raised On Robbery” and “In France They Kiss On Main Street.” Mitchell has been intimately involved in producing the collection, lending her vision and personal touch to every element.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Vinyl Track List:
                                                                                                    LP 1
                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                    Banquet (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Barangrill (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Lesson In Survival (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Let The Wind Carry Me (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    For The Roses (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                    See You Sometime (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Electricity (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    You Turn Me On I’m A Radio (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Blonde In The Bleachers (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Woman Of Heart And Mind (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Judgement Of The Moon And Stars (Ludwig’s Tune) [2022 Remaster]

                                                                                                    LP 2
                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                    Court And Spark (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Help Me (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Free Man In Paris (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    People’s Parties (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Same Situation (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                    Car On A Hill (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Down To You (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Just Like This Train (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Raised On Robbery (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Trouble Child (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Twisted (2022 Remaster)

                                                                                                    LP 3
                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                    You Turn Me On I’m A Radio (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    Big Yellow Taxi (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    Rainy Night House (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    Woodstock (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                    Cactus Tree (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    Woman Of Heart And Mind (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    A Case Of You (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    Blue (Live) [2022 Remaster]

                                                                                                    LP 4
                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                    Circle Game (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    People’s Parties (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    All I Want (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    Real Good For Free (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    Both Sides Now (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                    Carey (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    The Last Time I Saw Richard (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    Jericho (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    Love Or Money (Live) [2022 Remaster]

                                                                                                    LP 5
                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                    In France They Kiss On Main Street (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    The Jungle Line (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Edith And The Kingpin (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Shades Of Scarlett Conquering (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                    The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    The Boho Dance (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Harry’s House/Centerpiece (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Sweet Bird (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    Shadows And Light (2022 Remaster)

                                                                                                    CD Track List:
                                                                                                    CD 1 - For The Roses (1972)
                                                                                                    1. Banquet (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    2. Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    3. Barangrill (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    4. Lesson In Survival (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    5. Let The Wind Carry Me (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    6. For The Roses (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    7. See You Sometime (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    8. Electricity (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    9. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    10. Blonde In The Bleachers (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    11. Woman Of Heart And Mind (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    12. Judgement Of The Moon And Stars (Ludwig’s Tune) [2022 Remaster]

                                                                                                    CD 2 - Court And Spark (1974)
                                                                                                    1. Court And Spark (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    2. Help Me (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    3. Free Man In Paris (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    4. People’s Parties (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    5. Same Situation (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    6. Car On A Hill (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    7. Down To You (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    8. Just Like This Train (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    9. Raised On Robbery (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    10. Trouble Child (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    11. Twisted (2022 Remaster)

                                                                                                    CD 3 - Miles Of Aisles (1974)
                                                                                                    1. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    2. Big Yellow Taxi (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    3. Rainy Night House (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    4. Woodstock (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    5. Cactus Tree (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    6. Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    7. Woman Of Heart And Mind (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    8. A Case Of You (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    9. Blue (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    10. Circle Game (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    11. People’s Parties (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    12. All I Want (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    13. Real Good For Free (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    14. Both Sides Now (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    15. Carey (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    16. The Last Time I Saw Richard (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    17. Jericho (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                                                                                                    18. Love Or Money (Live) [2022 Remaster]

                                                                                                    CD 4 - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975)
                                                                                                    1. In France They Kiss On Main Street (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    2. The Jungle Line (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    3. Edith And The Kingpin (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    4. Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    5. Shades Of Scarlett Conquering (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    6. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    7. The Boho Dance (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    8. Harry’s House/Centerpiece (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    9. Sweet Bird (2022 Remaster)
                                                                                                    10. Shadows And Light (2022 Remaster)

                                                                                                    Scone Cash Players

                                                                                                    Brooklyn To Brooklin

                                                                                                      Longtime Daptone Hammond ace, Adam Scone was seduced when his travelling performances brought him from Brooklyn, New York to Brooklin, Brasil, where he found a trove of new love and music. Produced by Bosco Mann, and featuring Jimmy James (True-Loves, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio) on guitar and Neal Sugarman (Sugarman 3, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings) on tenor sax the group took this newfound inspiration into the studio and tracked some of the freshest soulful music we've heard in some time.
                                                                                                      With help from his intergalactic choir, the opening track, "Cold 40's", leaps out of the speakers with the screaming organ sound that has put Scone on the short list of goto organ players. The Hammond then gives way to a dreamy, funky groove that's perfectly seasoned with ethereal background vocals that will transport you to a place where summer is on repeat. "Brooklyn to Brooklin” brings you deep into a fever-dream of tropical rhythms and seductive flourishes of psychedelia, sure to delight dancers and dreamers alike. Come take a trip!


                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Cold 40's
                                                                                                      2. In Your Hands
                                                                                                      3. Anadira
                                                                                                      4. Brooklyn To Brooklin
                                                                                                      5. All These Bad Things
                                                                                                      6. What's Her Name?
                                                                                                      7. It Wasn't Meant To Be
                                                                                                      8. Night Ballads
                                                                                                      9. Golden State
                                                                                                      10. Laughing Because

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      OZ Days Live: '72 -'73 Kichijoji The 50th Anniversary Collection

                                                                                                        OZ DAYS LIVE was originally released in 1973 as a private press two-disc set, packaged in a brown paper bag with its album title hand-stamped in rainbow-colored ink. The self-distributed record was made to commemorate the closure of OZ, the now-legendary venue located in the Kichijoji neighborhood of Tokyo.

                                                                                                        Operating out of a small upstairs space just around the corner from the train station, OZ was a scruffy, DIY affair that lasted not much more than a year. Over the course of its short existence from June 1972 to September 1973, the cafe and performance space became the nerve center for the city’s burgeoning underground and counterculture set. The OZ DAYS LIVE LP, now an incredibly rare collector’s item, featured five different artists spread over four vinyl sides, on recordings made right at OZ.

                                                                                                        Now, 50 years after OZ first opened its doors, we are incredibly excited to offer OZ DAYS LIVE ‘72-’73 Kichijoji: The 50th Anniversary Collection, a reconfigured special edition of the original LP. Available as a 3CD set, the new collection includes all the tracks from the recently released Les Rallizes Dénudés’ The OZ Tapes, plus bonus tracks from the same sessions that were first released in 2022 on a limited edition 12”. The set also includes newly remastered versions of the Masato Minami and Miyako Ochi tracks from the original release, plus over 40 minutes of previously unreleased OZ recordings from Acid Seven, newly unearthed from reel-to-reel tapes that had been stored away for half a century by OZ manager Minoru Tezuka. A newly written 100-page oral history, compiled from hours of interviews, provides first-hand accounts of what made the OZ scene so special.

                                                                                                        “I think that a record is a nutrient for the soul, and each one allows people to see (and hear) a particular situation,” Tezuka told The Shinpu Journal (The New Music Journal) at the time of OZ DAYS LIVE’s release.

                                                                                                        “That makes it ‘music’ purely by definition, and it can’t possibly be anything else.” It may be a bit difficult to decipher what he meant by these existential musings, but one thing is clear: that music is timeless, and records like OZ DAYS LIVE allow us to participate in an experience that would otherwise be lost to time.


                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        OZ Days - Les Rallizes Dénudés 
                                                                                                        Ń

                                                                                                        Shit And Shine

                                                                                                        Ladybird - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                          17th anniversary remaster. New sleeve artwork with photos by Steve Gullick and pressed on dirty white vinyl.

                                                                                                          Ladybird ... one perfect heavy as fuck hypnotic riff played over and over and over and over across 2 sides of an LP.

                                                                                                          Back when Shit And Shine formed, the idea was basically to sound like their heroes DRUNKS WITH GUNS and STRANGULATED BEATOFFS, using that same basic formula. A big dumb ass catchy riff played over and over until the joke gets old ... then keep going.

                                                                                                          Recorded live at Southern Studios, London (fun fact: the same room where BAUHAUS recorded 'Bela Lugosi's Dead'!) in 2004 with just two basses, a snare drum, a huge cardboard box and a tiny toy Casio sa-1 keyboard (using the "airplane" sound hitting the same key over and over for 41 minutes)
                                                                                                          Some still say it's the best thing shit and shine has ever done. I'm not arguing.

                                                                                                          Originally released on CD, and super limited vinyl waaay back in 2005. This was Shit And Shine's second release and it sold out REAL quick.

                                                                                                          Remastered and beefed the hell up by Craig Clouse at Shit And Shine Ranch 2022.


                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          A. Ladybird Part 1 (15:52)
                                                                                                          B. Ladybird Part 2 (25:30)

                                                                                                          The Lord + Petra Haden

                                                                                                          Devotional

                                                                                                            Devotional is a new collaborative album with Greg Anderson (sunn O))), Goatsnake, Engine Kid) + vocalist and violinist Petra Haden, who first worked with Anderson during his time in Goatsnake, as well as on the second SUNN O))) studio album, ØØ Void.

                                                                                                            Devotional is a rapturous and heady offering of wordless vocalizations, droning guitars, and heaviness explored in unexpected and intoxicating ways. Inspirations came from deep listening to Indian classical music, as well as a fascinating look at the chaotic and unbelievable life of Ma Anand Sheela and the Rajneesh community.

                                                                                                            Through a haze of incense, flowing robes, and secret mantras, Haden's voice rings out over constant drones in ecstatic chants throughout this musical investigation into the myriad of ways in which worship can lure and intoxicate. This is a journey that Haden and Anderson go on together, the guitar and vocals combined like the call and response of a guru and their congregation. Greg Anderson comments on the album, "I'm extremely happy with the recordings we made together. Petra's vocals bring a whole new dimension to the heaviness."

                                                                                                            Petra Haden comments, “It was so much fun getting to play and sing on SUNN O)))’s album ØØ Void. 20 years later, I’m on stage with them at The Mayan Theater in Los Angeles singing and playing on the encore. I was in heaven! After the show, Greg and I talked about working on more music together. When I heard his ideas, I already had melodies in my head. I recorded some ideas at home and it developed from there. Greg is a really deep listener and he’s so much fun to work with. Getting to collaborate with Greg reminds me why I love to sing and improvise. I feel free and happy. That’s what music is all about."

                                                                                                            Seductive and hypnotic, Devotional is an intriguing new chapter in The Lord’s exploration of heavy music. 


                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. Devotional
                                                                                                            2. Rise To Diminish
                                                                                                            3. What Lies Behind Us Lies Buried Because It Is Dead
                                                                                                            4. Ma Anand Sheela
                                                                                                            5. Yaman
                                                                                                            6. The End Of Absence

                                                                                                            Oasis

                                                                                                            Be Here Now - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                              ‘Be Here Now’ is the third release in the Oasis series ‘Chasing The Sun: 1993-1997’, released on Big Brother Recordings on the 20th anniversary of the first day of the ‘Be Here Now’ recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios.

                                                                                                              Arguably the most anticipated British album release of all time, ‘Be Here Now’ was recorded with producer Owen Morris at Abbey Road Studios, Ridge Farm Studios, and Air Studios between October 1996 and May 1997. Originally mastered by Mike Marsh at The Exchange; the album was then remastered in 2016 by Ian Cooper at Metropolis Studios.  

                                                                                                              Originally released at midnight on Thursday August 21st 1997, ‘Be Here Now’ sold 700,000 copies in just 3 days and remains, to this day, the fastest selling UK album on release. To date it has sold over 8 million copies worldwide. Oasis released three singles from the album, two of which - ‘D’You Know What I Mean?’ and ‘All Around The World’ – charted at No.1, with ‘Stand By Me’ reaching No.2.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              DISC 1
                                                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                                                              1. D'You Know What I Mean?
                                                                                                              2. My Big Mouth 
                                                                                                              3. Magic Pie
                                                                                                              SIDE B
                                                                                                              1. Stand By Me
                                                                                                              2. I Hope, I Think, I Know 
                                                                                                              3. The Girl In The Dirty Shirt
                                                                                                              DISC 2
                                                                                                              SIDE C
                                                                                                              1. Fade In-Out 
                                                                                                              2. Don't Go Away
                                                                                                              3. Be Here Now
                                                                                                              SIDE D
                                                                                                              1. All Around The World 
                                                                                                              2. It's Gettin' Better (Man!!) 
                                                                                                              3. All Around The World (Reprise)

                                                                                                              Abba

                                                                                                              Gold - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                All the bangers on one double vinyl set.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Side A
                                                                                                                Dancing Queen
                                                                                                                Knowing Me, Knowing You
                                                                                                                Take A Chance On Me
                                                                                                                Mamma Mia
                                                                                                                Lay All Your Love On Me
                                                                                                                Side B
                                                                                                                Super Trouper
                                                                                                                I Have A Dream
                                                                                                                The Winner Takes It All
                                                                                                                Money, Money, Money
                                                                                                                S.O.S.
                                                                                                                Side C
                                                                                                                Chiquitita
                                                                                                                Fernando
                                                                                                                Voulez Vous
                                                                                                                Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
                                                                                                                Side D
                                                                                                                Does Your Mother Know
                                                                                                                One Of Us
                                                                                                                The Name Of The Game
                                                                                                                Thank You For The Music
                                                                                                                Waterloo 

                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                Under The Influence Vol. 10 (Compiled By Rahaan)

                                                                                                                  Z Records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 years through the ever-popular Under The Influence series. Following on from Red Greg, Nick The Record, Sean P, Faze Action, and last years Alena Arpels. It’s now the turn of one of the scene’s most impressive collectors & DJs; Rahaan

                                                                                                                  Hailing from Chicago his love affair with muzik started in the late 70’s early 80’s, listening to muzik on the radio combined with his mom and dad playing their records every weekend. In the early 80’s on the South side of Chicago, he started hearing something a bit different, what they called ‘house muzik’. A combination of Disco, Jazz, Soul Funk, New Wave and Italo Disco. Here Rahaan digs deep into his impressive record collection that he has collected, built up and crafted over his many years of travelling, networking and DJin to showcase 22 of his finest and rarest cuts. Many of the tracks on the album would cost hundreds and that’s if you were even able to find the originals!

                                                                                                                  As always with ZR compilations a lot of time and effort has been spent on creating these masters from the original vinyl, cleaning them up, removing all the clicks and pops resulting in the cleanest sounding copy possible.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  A1. Santrax – Come And Get It
                                                                                                                  A2. Marini – Let’s Get It On
                                                                                                                  B1. Venus Dodson – Shoot Me (With Your Love)
                                                                                                                  B2. Wings Of Light – He Loves You
                                                                                                                  C1. Jaze – Wanna Get Down With You
                                                                                                                  D1. Cousin Ice – Catch Your Glow

                                                                                                                  Supergrass

                                                                                                                  Supergrass - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                    Supergrass’ hugely successful third album reached #3 in the UK album Charts and #13 US Billboard Heatseekers Chartin 1999 and has amassed over 300,000 sales in the UK alone since its release.

                                                                                                                    This 2022 re-issue has been fully remastered from original sources and includes the hit singles ‘Pumping On Your Stereo’ (UK #11), ‘Moving’ (UK #9), ‘Mary’ (UK #36).

                                                                                                                    The 2CD is a 4 panel digipack with 16 page booklet featuring rare band photos and new sleeve notes.
                                                                                                                    By acclaimed journalist Charles Shaar Murray

                                                                                                                    Disc 1: remastered album, Disc 2: rare / demo tracks, alternate, live versions and 4 new track remixes (2 of which done by John Leckie). Includes several previously unreleased tracks and versions. Tracklist compiled by Supergrass..

                                                                                                                    Album remastered by original producer John Cornfield, with Supergrass bassist Mick Quinn.

                                                                                                                    Restored original artwork with newly inspired inner bag artwork from original 90s promo singles. Lovingly crafted by Supergrass.


                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Vinyl Tracklsiting:
                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                    1. Moving
                                                                                                                    2. Your Love
                                                                                                                    3. What Went Wrong (In Your Head)
                                                                                                                    4. Beautiful People
                                                                                                                    5. Shotover Hill
                                                                                                                    6. Eon
                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                    1. Mary
                                                                                                                    2. Jesus Came From Outta Space
                                                                                                                    3. Pumping On Your Stereo
                                                                                                                    4. Born Again
                                                                                                                    5. Faraway
                                                                                                                    6. Mama & Papa

                                                                                                                    2CD Tracklist:
                                                                                                                    Disc 1:
                                                                                                                    2022 ‘Supergrass’ Album Remaster
                                                                                                                    1. Moving
                                                                                                                    2. Your Love
                                                                                                                    3. What Went Wrong (In Your Head)
                                                                                                                    4. Beautiful People
                                                                                                                    5. Shotover Hill
                                                                                                                    6. Eon
                                                                                                                    7. Mary
                                                                                                                    8. Jesus Came From Outta Space
                                                                                                                    9. Pumping On Your Stereo
                                                                                                                    10. Born Again
                                                                                                                    11. Faraway
                                                                                                                    12. Mama & Papa
                                                                                                                    Disc 2:
                                                                                                                    Remixes, Demos, B-Sides & Lives
                                                                                                                    1. Moving (2022 Remix)*
                                                                                                                    2. Beautiful People (2022 Remix)*
                                                                                                                    3. Pumping On Your Stereo (2022 Remix)*
                                                                                                                    4. Born Again (2022 Remix)*
                                                                                                                    5. Wild Wind (Demo)*
                                                                                                                    6. Pumping On Your Stereo (T-In The Park 2000)*
                                                                                                                    7. Lucky (No Fear)
                                                                                                                    8. Blockades *
                                                                                                                    9. Sick
                                                                                                                    10. You'll Never Walk Again
                                                                                                                    11. What A Shame
                                                                                                                    12. Moving (T-In The Park 2000)*
                                                                                                                    13. Believer
                                                                                                                    14. Faraway (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                    15. Out Of The Blue (Monitor Mix)*
                                                                                                                    16. Mary (The Varieties, Leeds 2005)*
                                                                                                                    17. Country Number*
                                                                                                                    18. Born Again (Forum, Melbourne 2000)*
                                                                                                                    19. Jesus Came From Outta Space (107.7 The End, Seattle 2000)*
                                                                                                                    20. Oracle

                                                                                                                    * Previously Unreleased 

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    Unity Is Strength - Trojan Records Presents...

                                                                                                                      A collection of powerful songs from across the Trojan catalogue, calling for unity and solidarity.

                                                                                                                      Trojan Records played a pivotal role in bringing Jamaican music to the UK and Europe; not only did it provide comfort and a sense of home for the Caribbean community living in the UK, but it also became an outlet for many thousands of white, working class youths, drawn to the exciting new sounds of reggae. This in turn created a new youth subculture within the UK.

                                                                                                                      Trojan became more than a music label, it also brought people together through culture, style and fashion. For the first time, people of all races and creeds would unite in the dancehalls, and friendships blossomed because people shared a common love for one thing - the music.

                                                                                                                      This collection of songs communicates an intergenerational, international story that, on the one hand, elucidates the black experience; on the other, repeats the call for us all to come together in unity


                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      LP1 SIDE 1
                                                                                                                      1. Desmond Dekker & The Aces – Unity
                                                                                                                      2. The Heptones – Peace And Harmony
                                                                                                                      3. Dennis Brown – Revolution
                                                                                                                      4. Ken Boothe – Freedom Street
                                                                                                                      5. U Roy & The Jamaicans – Peace And Love
                                                                                                                      6. The Maytals – We Shall Overcome
                                                                                                                      LP1 SIDE 2
                                                                                                                      1. The Ethiopians – One Heart, One Love
                                                                                                                      2. Delroy Wilson – Conference Table
                                                                                                                      3. The Melodians – Let's Join Hands (Together)
                                                                                                                      4. The Maytones – Black And White
                                                                                                                      5. The Viceroys – We Must Unite
                                                                                                                      6. Nicky Thomas – Love Of The Common People
                                                                                                                      LP2 SIDE 1
                                                                                                                      1. Ken Boothe – Freedom Day
                                                                                                                      2. Delroy Wilson – Better Must Come
                                                                                                                      3. Dennis Brown – Equal Rights
                                                                                                                      4. Lee Perry & The Upsetters – Justice To The People
                                                                                                                      5. Danny Ray – White And Wonderful, Black And Beautiful
                                                                                                                      6. Junior Byles – Demonstration
                                                                                                                      LP2 SIDE 2
                                                                                                                      1. Bob Andy – Life
                                                                                                                      2. Max Romeo – Don't Be Prejudice
                                                                                                                      3. Sharon Black – Struggling
                                                                                                                      4. Ken Boothe – Is It Because I'm Black?
                                                                                                                      5. Billy Dice & The Untouchables – Unity Is Love

                                                                                                                      Cerrone

                                                                                                                      Cerrone By Cerrone

                                                                                                                        Cerrone, the Godfather of disco, is celebrating his 50th career anniversary revisiting himself and with some guests all his classic tracks. “Cerrone by Cerrone” : 16 cult and classic hits reworked & mixed by Cerrone himself.




                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        A SIDE
                                                                                                                        1. Give Me Love
                                                                                                                        2. My Desire
                                                                                                                        3. Got To Have Lovin'
                                                                                                                        4. Look For Love (The Reflex Revision)
                                                                                                                        5. The Only One (Mercer Remix)
                                                                                                                        B SIDE
                                                                                                                        1. Cerrone's Paradise (Joey Negro Soulful Mix)
                                                                                                                        2. Love In C Minor (Dimitri From Paris Remix)
                                                                                                                        3. Je Suis Music
                                                                                                                        4. Standing In The Rain
                                                                                                                        C SIDE
                                                                                                                        1. Call Me Tonight
                                                                                                                        2. Took Me So Long
                                                                                                                        3. The Impact
                                                                                                                        4. Hooked On You
                                                                                                                        D SIDE
                                                                                                                        1. You Are The One
                                                                                                                        2. Striptease
                                                                                                                        3. Supernature

                                                                                                                        Anti-Flag

                                                                                                                        Lies They Tell Our Children

                                                                                                                          Incendiary Pittsburgh punk rockers ANTI-FLAG release their 13th album, 'Lies They Tell Our Children'.

                                                                                                                          The band state "The album itself is the first conceptual album the band has ever done, spawned out of a compulsive need to not just comment on the dystopian corporate wasteland we all face but to trace it back to the origin of this fate; the political policies, laws, cultural shifts, and lineage of injustice that have led us to the world we live in today."

                                                                                                                          The band finishes, "Like the band itself, of course the album is an anti-war statement both in the literal and figurative sense. This is an important moment in history and demands an urgent response, but we thought it was also important that we retrace our footsteps to the beginning of these issues. In order to better understand how to eradicate climate devastation, imperialism, war based economics, systems predicated upon racism, and the increasing belief that these things do not even exist, you have got to take people to the source. This idea is the crux of The Lies They Tell Our Children; put this wretched history in their face and demand their empathy."

                                                                                                                          Lies They Tell Our Children was recorded, produced and mixed by Jon Lundin.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Sold Everything
                                                                                                                          2. Modern Meta Medicine Ft. Jesse Leach Of Killswitch Engage
                                                                                                                          3. Laugh. Cry. Smile. Die. Ft. Shane Told Of Silverstein
                                                                                                                          4. The Fight Of Our Lives Ft. Tim Mcilrath Of Rise Against & Brian Baker Of Bad Religion
                                                                                                                          5. Imperialism Ft. Ashrita Kumar Of Pinkshift
                                                                                                                          6. Victory Or Death (We Gave ‘Em Hell) Ft. Campino Of Die Toten Hosen
                                                                                                                          7. The Hazardous
                                                                                                                          8. Shallow Graves Ft. Tré Burt
                                                                                                                          9. Work & Struggle
                                                                                                                          10. Nvrevr Ft. Stacey Dee Of Bad Cop/Bad Cop
                                                                                                                          11. Only In My Head

                                                                                                                          Troels Hammer

                                                                                                                          An Introduction

                                                                                                                            Danish Artist Troels Hammer has released 5 albums to date, with his sixth House of Memories due out later this year. As yet there has only been a sampler 12” on vinyl. Therefore ‘An introduction’ LP is a compilation of tracks exclusive to Vinyl for fans and new listeners to enjoy.

                                                                                                                            Troels was discovered by the Danish producer Kenneth Bager in 2012 and has already gained great recognition for his music on both the Danish and the international scene

                                                                                                                            The style is instrumental and moving in the area between nu-classical, lounge, dance, ambience and electronica. When Troels Hammer sits down at the piano, the music flows through him and brings the audience in a mood that is both relaxed and intense. He himself says that he creates music you can go in and out of –and get carried away by.

                                                                                                                            Intermediation has been the centre of Troels Hammer’s entire professional life and also musically he is driven to set the tone for stories and touch elements recognizable to the audience. He can be experienced on stage alone, plays brilliantly with others and shares gladly stories about the music as a part of his performance.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            A1 Diário De Silêncio
                                                                                                                            A2 Cold Hawaii
                                                                                                                            A3 Fly Salmon Fly
                                                                                                                            A4 Bogotá
                                                                                                                            A5 Infinita Feat. Clara Valente
                                                                                                                            A6 View Of Wisdom
                                                                                                                            B1 Azur
                                                                                                                            B2 Unika 4 Feat. Rodrigo Sha
                                                                                                                            B3 Theme Frm Ngong Hills
                                                                                                                            B4 Run King - Piano Forte
                                                                                                                            B5 Father Sky
                                                                                                                            B6 Letters From Uhuru 

                                                                                                                            The Comet Is Coming

                                                                                                                            HYPER-DIMENSIONAL EXPANSION BEAM

                                                                                                                              The Comet is Coming returns with their second full length album on Impulse! Records. King Shabaka, Danalogue, and Betamax’s newest effort finds the Mercury Prize-nominated trio creating a musical landscape that is equally cerebral as it is physically enthralling. While containing elements of jazz throughout, this release leans further into heavy dance-hall themes, providing hypnotic, electronic soundscapes to dance to while keeping you intellectually stimulated.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Code
                                                                                                                              2. Technicolour
                                                                                                                              3. Lucid Dreamer
                                                                                                                              4. Tokyo Nights
                                                                                                                              5. Pyramids
                                                                                                                              6. Frequency Of Feeling Expansion
                                                                                                                              7. Angel Of Darkness
                                                                                                                              8. Aftermath
                                                                                                                              9. Atomic Wave Dance
                                                                                                                              10. The Hammer
                                                                                                                              11. Mystik

                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                              Mono No Aware

                                                                                                                                “Mono No Aware” is the first compilation to be released on PAN (2017), collating unreleased ambient tracks from both new and existing PAN artists.

                                                                                                                                Featuring Jeff Witscher, Helm, TCF, Yves Tumor, M.E.S.H., Pan Daijing, HVAD, Kareem Lotfy, ADR, Mya Gomez, Sky H1, James K, Oli XL, Bill Kouligas, Flora Yin-Wong, Malibu, and AYYA, the compilation moves through more traditional notions of what is called ’ambient’, to incorporat- ing wider variations that fall under the term.

                                                                                                                                “Mono no aware”, ‘the pathos of things’, also translates as “an empathy toward things”, or “a sensitivity to ephemera”. A term for the awareness of impermanence, or the transience of things. A meditation on mortality and life’s transience, ephemerality heightens the appreciation of beauty and sensitivity to their passing. In investigating the passing of time, the boundaries between memory and hallucination become blurred; between fiction and reality. The movement of time transforms into an eternal pres- ent.

                                                                                                                                *The album is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, featuring photography by Molly Matalon. Now first the first time on clear vinyl, the 2020 pressing of this classic PAN title features updated design by N MRE 08.*

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                SIDE A:
                                                                                                                                1. Kareem Lofty - Fr3sh
                                                                                                                                2. Malibu - Held
                                                                                                                                3. Yves Tumor - Limerence
                                                                                                                                4. Helm - Eliminator

                                                                                                                                SIDE B:
                                                                                                                                5. ADR - Open Invitation
                                                                                                                                6. AYYA - Second Mistake
                                                                                                                                7. Flora Yin-Wong - Lugere
                                                                                                                                8. Mya Gomez - Justforu

                                                                                                                                SIDE C:
                                                                                                                                9. Bill Kouligas - VXOMEG
                                                                                                                                10. Jeff Witscher - Ok, American Medium
                                                                                                                                11. TCF - C6 81 56 28 09 34 31 D2...
                                                                                                                                12. James K - Stretch Deep (feat. Eve Essex)

                                                                                                                                SIDE D:
                                                                                                                                13. Sky H1 - Huit
                                                                                                                                14. M.E.S.H. - Exasthrus (Pane)

                                                                                                                                15. Oli XL - Heretic
                                                                                                                                16. HVAD & Pan Daijing - Zhao Hua 

                                                                                                                                Altered Images

                                                                                                                                Mascara Streakz

                                                                                                                                  In their first incarnation, Altered Images enjoyed an intense burst of success that made them the brightest emerging stars of the new wave scene as well as the Best New Act at the NME Awards. In just two years, they released three studio albums and a catalogue of Top 10 classics - ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘I Could Be Happy’ and ‘Don’t Talk To Me About Love’ - that are still being discovered today. Altered Images have been touring on-and-off for the past two decades, recently returning to arenas as guests of The Human League and playing UK summer festival shows - but new music was never on the cards… until now. How does an artist approach writing and recording new music after 39 years away? For Altered Images, the process was as much about the here-and-now rather than pure nostalgia - drawing upon the things that fans adored the first time around, but also respecting just how much everyone has changed in the intervening years. Matched by lyrics which explore the highs and lows of life’s rich tapestry, it’s an approach which makes new album ‘Mascara Streakz’ such an intriguing prospect. Lead single ‘Mascara Streakz’ captures the essence of what Altered Images aimed to achieve with the album. Like their big hits and fan favourites, it is instantly immediate but its synth-pop melody and contemporary beats are an evolution from the band’s original spiky guitar pop style. The result respects everything that Altered Images were the first time around, but also sounds like a very organic next step and was produced by Clare’s husband, Altered Images alumni Stephen Lironi. T

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. Mascara Streakz
                                                                                                                                  2. Red Startles The Sky
                                                                                                                                  3. Colour Of My Dreams
                                                                                                                                  4. Glitter Ball
                                                                                                                                  5. Your Life Is Mine
                                                                                                                                  6. Home
                                                                                                                                  7. Beautiful Thing
                                                                                                                                  8. Changing My Luck
                                                                                                                                  9. Lost Of Love
                                                                                                                                  10. Double Reflection
                                                                                                                                  11. The Flame
                                                                                                                                  12. Sleep

                                                                                                                                  Lisa Gerrard & Marcello De Francisci

                                                                                                                                  Exaudia

                                                                                                                                    Following on from the release of her collaborative album ‘Burn’ last year, alongside Dead Can Dance’s Jules Maxwell and James Chapman from MAPS, Lisa Gerrard has now joined forces with producer and composer Marcello De Francisci for the stunning new LP ‘Exaudia’. Working alongside a team of other musicians including Bahar Shah, Astrid Williamson, Daniela Arbizzi, and Farhad Behroozi, ‘Exaudia’ looks to combine the broad and euphoric textures of De Francisci’s production with the warm and haunting vocals of Gerrard. Described as “a feminine embodiment of poetic expression”, the record plays majestically with this narrative, inviting a rich and vivid texture within each offering. Short Info: The new collaboration between Lisa Gerrard and Marcello De Francisci - "Exaudia" “Exaudia” – Definition: A king concedes audience and fulfills a wish that is petitioned. “Exaudia” is an album inspired by the history of Spain in the 1500’s and its expulsion of Sephardic tribes throughout all of Europe and North Africa. The musical tracks for “Exaudia” were composed, performed, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered in Los Angeles and all of Lisa Gerrard’s vocals were recorded out of her personal studio in Melbourne. Longer Info: The new collaboration between Lisa Gerrard and Marcello De Francisci - "Exaudia" “Exaudia” – Definition: A king concedes audience and fulfills a wish that is petitioned. “Exaudia” is an album inspired by the history of Spain in the 1500’s and its expulsion of Sephardic tribes throughout all of Europe and North Africa. The musical tracks for “Exaudia” were composed, performed, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered in Los Angeles and all of Lisa Gerrard’s vocals were recorded out of her personal studio in Melbourne. Marcello De Francisci is a composer based in Los Angeles, California. His studies furthermore career began as a visual artist while attending fine arts at an institution founded by the famed Baroque painter Bartolome Esteban Murillo in Seville, Spain. He later furthered his education at the “Universidad Complutense” in Madrid in addition taught himself music to discover his true passion was to score soundtracks for the motion picture industry.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. When The Light Of Morning Comes
                                                                                                                                    2. Until We Meet Again
                                                                                                                                    3. Fallen
                                                                                                                                    4. Exaudia
                                                                                                                                    5. Stories Of Love, Triumph & Misfortunes
                                                                                                                                    6. Stay With Me
                                                                                                                                    7. Exaudia Reprise

                                                                                                                                    Apollo Brown

                                                                                                                                    Clouds

                                                                                                                                      An all new edition, complete with alternate cover art, the complete track listing, and cloud white vinyl. Clouds is a 27 track instrumental project from Detroit producer Apollo Brown (The Reset, Brown Study, Gas Mask). While most have come to know Apollo's production for its smash mouth, head nodding, grime, Clouds reveals another aspect of his production ability. This complex, mello instrumental album is ideal on a winter afternoon, or as a nightcap to the day. Each track is hypnotic and imaginative. Clouds is a 50 minute instrumental ride, a backdrop for reflection. For some, clouds come to mind when pondering over the definition of being lost in thought. Formed in different sizes, shapes, and colors, set high in the sky or hanging low at arms reach, clouds seem to stir up a type of calm that we all need at times. This album is a collection of instrumentals put together to do just that. Whether to meditate on a certain mood within, or to accompany heavy reflection, Clouds puts forth music to provoke thought.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Sound Of Guns
                                                                                                                                      2. Seed Of Memory
                                                                                                                                      3. The Sky Is Falling
                                                                                                                                      4. Blue Ruby
                                                                                                                                      5. Never In A Million Years
                                                                                                                                      6. Just Walk
                                                                                                                                      7. Shadows Of Grief
                                                                                                                                      8. Balance
                                                                                                                                      9. Time Passed Autumn
                                                                                                                                      10. The 11th Hour
                                                                                                                                      11. Wisdom
                                                                                                                                      12. Choices
                                                                                                                                      13. Father And Son
                                                                                                                                      14. Black Pearls
                                                                                                                                      15. Shoot The Heart
                                                                                                                                      16. A Conscious Breath
                                                                                                                                      17. Push
                                                                                                                                      18. Drinking Life
                                                                                                                                      19. One Chance
                                                                                                                                      20. Imagination
                                                                                                                                      21. Tao Te Ching
                                                                                                                                      22. Human Existence
                                                                                                                                      23. Know The Time
                                                                                                                                      24. Heart Of Glass
                                                                                                                                      25. The Baghdad Sun
                                                                                                                                      26. Heirloom
                                                                                                                                      27. A Day's End

                                                                                                                                      Surprise Chef

                                                                                                                                      Education & Recreation

                                                                                                                                        Surprise Chef’s music is based on evoking mood; their vivid arrangements utilize time and space to build soundscapes that invite the listener into their world. The quintet’s distinct sound pulls from 70s film scores, the funkier side of jazz, and the samples that form the foundation of hip hop. They push the boundaries of instrumental soul and funk with their own approach honed by countless hours in the studio, studying the masters, and perhaps most importantly, the “tyranny of distance” that dictates a unique perspective to their music.

                                                                                                                                        Hailing from just outside of Melbourne, Australia their first two albums, All News Is Good News and Daylight Savings amassed a die-hard fanbase and brought their sound from their home studio to every corner of the globe. The band is now signed to Big Crown Records, joining a lineage of contemporary and classic sounds that have influenced Surprise Chef’s music since their formation in 2017.

                                                                                                                                        Surprise Chef is Lachlan Stuckey on guitar, Jethro Curtin on keys, Carl Lindeberg on bass, Andrew Congues on drums, and Hudson Whitlock—the latest member who does it all from percussion to composing to producing. Their self proclaimed "moody shades of instrumental jazz-funk" have a bit of everything: punchy drums, infectious keys, rhythm guitar you might hear on a Studio One record, and flute lines that could be from a Blue Note session. But when you step back and take in the entirety of their sound and approach, you'll hear and see a group greater than the sum of its parts.

                                                                                                                                        In many ways Surprise Chef embodies the idiom "the benefits of limits." They were limited in that there weren't many people making or talking about instrumental jazz/soul/funk in Southeast Australia, let alone putting out records. This left them to develop their sound and approach in a kind of creative isolation where a small circle of friends and like-minded musicians fed off each other. "Being in Australia, being so far away, we only get glimpses and glances of this music’s origins," Stuckey says. "But hearing a label like Big Crown was one of the first times we realized you could make fresh, new soul music that wasn't super retro or just nostalgic."

                                                                                                                                        This approach is on full display throughout their new album Education & Recreation. Tracks like “Velodrome” pair chunky drums with an earworm synth line that has all the making of something you would find on an Ultimate Breaks & Beats compilation while numbers like “Iconoclasts” show their knack for tasteful use of space. From the crushing intro of “Suburban Breeze” to the floaty mellow bop of “Spring’s Theme” Surprise Chef has weaved together an album that takes you through peaks and valleys of emotion and provides a vivid soundtrack that will pull you deeper into your imagination. There is a beauty in the vast space for interpretation of instrumental music and they are adding a modern classic to the canon with this new album. Turn on the record and enjoy the ride, wherever it may take you.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Side 1
                                                                                                                                        1. A1 Bakery Pledge Of Allegiance
                                                                                                                                        2. Grinners Circle
                                                                                                                                        3. Velodrome
                                                                                                                                        4. Suburban Breeze
                                                                                                                                        5. Conversation Piece
                                                                                                                                        6. Iconoclasts
                                                                                                                                        Side 2
                                                                                                                                        1. Money Music
                                                                                                                                        2. Spring's Theme
                                                                                                                                        3. Together Again
                                                                                                                                        4. Winter’s Theme
                                                                                                                                        5. Ten & Two
                                                                                                                                        6. Goldie’s Lullaby

                                                                                                                                        Thou

                                                                                                                                        A Primer Of Holy Words

                                                                                                                                          Thou have a bit of a reputation for doing Nirvana covers, even releasing of a full album of them titled Blessings of the Highest Order during the height of quarantine. The infamously ravenous Thou fans were stuck in their rooms, drinking every drop and begging for more and just their luck the band decided to release a full-length compilation of their non-Nirvana covers they recorded and released from 2009-2022.

                                                                                                                                          All of the songs on A Primer of Holy Words appeared on limited pressings of various split EPs and benefit compilations. The range of bands being covered is wide: Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains from abandoned tribute projects; Born Against from a small press European compilation; Ginger Quail, an obscure New Orleans punk band from the late 90s; and so on. Regardless of their standing in the civilian world, all of these bands and songs have had a strong imprint on Thou--much more so than “sludge” or metal in general or “the swamp” of New Orleans.

                                                                                                                                          New Noise Magazine described some of the tracks saying “They’ve got a Black Sabbath ‘Sweet Leaf’ cover that they’ve dirtied up to the point where it sounds like a High on Fire original, a blackend-sludge version of Born Against’s ‘Well Fed Fuck,’ a bewitched version of Pearl Jam’s ‘Spin the Black Circle,’ and an appropriately gross and desperate cover of Shellac’s ‘Prayer to God.’ It’s as good or better than their Nirvana album imho.” And while the mentioned tracks will be on the vinyl version sans “Sweet Leaf” it will have a different track list from 2020’s digital release including a cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s iconic track “Maps”.

                                                                                                                                          This collection includes artwork from former New Orleans -now Mexico Cityartist Rachel Speck from her Tropical Goth imprint.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1. Introduction
                                                                                                                                          2. Prayer To God - Shellac
                                                                                                                                          3. Spin The Black Circle - Pearl Jam
                                                                                                                                          4. No Excuses - Alice In Chains
                                                                                                                                          5. Fourth Of July - Soundgarden
                                                                                                                                          6. Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
                                                                                                                                          7. Well Fed Fuck - Born Against
                                                                                                                                          8. Screaming At A Wall - Minor Threat
                                                                                                                                          9. Anarchy’s Stupid - Ginger Quail
                                                                                                                                          10. Tremor Christ - Pearl Jam
                                                                                                                                          11. Paroled In ‘54 - Agents Of Oblivion
                                                                                                                                          12. Don’t Let It Bring You Down - Neil Young

                                                                                                                                          Kennebec

                                                                                                                                          Without Star Or Compass

                                                                                                                                            Kennebec is the critically acclaimed musical outlet of Eric Phillips, a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist living in Portland, Oregon. Drawing from an eclectic array of influences to create his own unique style of cinematic electronic music, he is set to release his sophomore album ‘Without Star or Compass’ on the 2nd September via Night Times Stories, the sister label to LateNightTales.

                                                                                                                                            Releasing his debut album ‘Departure’ at the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, ‘Without Star or Compass’ was written and recorded during a phase in Phillips’ life which allowed him to re-examine his motivations. “The first primary influence for this record is that, more so than ‘Departure’, I wanted to write this record for my friends and others rather than for myself. Maybe it's also a product of maturing, but I wanted the music to communicate more clearly to others, and be less of an exercise of some kind for myself.”

                                                                                                                                            From the subtle electronica of ‘Leaving The Canyons’ featuring the distinctive vocals of Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring, the expanding electronic beats of ‘Tall Tales’ featuring Hemlock Ernst (the rap moniker of Samuel T. Herring) and US singer Sudan Archives, to the effortlessly cast rhythms of ‘The Great Divide’ featuring Yazz Ahmed on horns, Phillips set out to make an album which was more direct with sparser arrangements and distinct melodies, while still maintaining the eclectic and creative nature of his debut. “I think if I were a writer, my words would be all setting and very little narrative. I'm really trying to evoke a sense of place and motion and journey and environment but the facts of the story are left vague.”

                                                                                                                                            On working with Herring, Phillips adds, “I think our styles just resonated well with one another, and we clicked naturally. We sent some ideas back and forth remotely and then he flew out to Portland and we recorded all the vocals in three days together. It was so fun and inspiring - and really deepened my appreciation for his craft. He's such a nice guy and a total genius. Sam's lyrics really hit a beautiful balance between that sense of magic and folklore in the natural world that I'm after, while really bringing his own sense of narrative. He's really amazing at constructing lyrical concepts in a way that I think compliments my own strengths (and weaknesses).”

                                                                                                                                            Throughout ‘Without Star or Compass’, Phillips masterfully creates an evocative sense of place and motion in a cinematic way, in part due to his love of soundtrack music, a heavy influence on the album. ‘Castalay's Fountain’ was inspired by classic JRPG music such as ‘Zelda’, ‘Chrono Trigger’ and ‘Final Fantasy’, while instrumental tracks ‘Friendship song’, ‘The Great Divide’ and ‘Calyptra’ are rich in cinematic grandeur.

                                                                                                                                            In addition to the Kennebec project, Phillips has composed the music for numerous feature films, documentaries, podcasts and games. In 2020, alongside Mark Orton (of Tin Hat Trio) and John Hancock, Phillips co-composed the soundtrack to 'Wind of Change', a podcast created by New York Times Journalist Patrick Radden Keefe and produced by Spotify, recorded the Moscow Bowtie Orchestra for the feature length film ‘12 Mighty Orphans’ starring Luke Wilson, Robert Duvall and Martin Sheen and scored Northfork Studios documentary ‘Chehalis: A Watershed Moment.’

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            A1. Castalay’s Fountain
                                                                                                                                            A2. Leaving The Canyons Feat. Samuel T. Herring
                                                                                                                                            A3. Northern Flight
                                                                                                                                            A4. Tell Tales Feat. Henlock Ernst & Sudan Archives
                                                                                                                                            A5. The Great Divide Feat. Yazz Ahmed
                                                                                                                                            A6. Friendship Song
                                                                                                                                            B1. Emoyeni Feat. Kalaido
                                                                                                                                            B2. Dance Towards West
                                                                                                                                            B3. Calyptra
                                                                                                                                            B4. Open Air Feat. Samuel T. Herring
                                                                                                                                            B5. Without Star Or Compass

                                                                                                                                            Deepchord

                                                                                                                                            Functional Extraits 1

                                                                                                                                            Detroit's deep techno master, Deepchord, makes a more than welcome return to Soma after 5 years. With a brand new album dropping, Rod Modell delves deep into his ethereal sonic world to bring you 'Functional Extraits 1'. The first single to be taken from the forthcoming album. Built in a way that only Deepchord can, he transports you to different realms with lush soundscapes and perfectly processed electro-acoustics giving you an insight to the mind of the unique artist.

                                                                                                                                            Shale glides across a field of electo-static noise, guided gently by cisps, fleeting percussion and gently warping synths. Lateral begins awash with waves of sound and glistening dub stabs while rolling beats acts as the heart beat of the track with a building intensity adding a sense of urgency. The uplifting yet dystopian sounds of Mapping spiral into existence urging you down the rabbit hole as more classic techno percussion manoeuvres this track on it's journey. Modell seeking out his roots as yet more traditional dub techno prevails via the final track, Ricochet. Pumping kicks and sub set to a perfect pace and ambience is a perfect, contemporary nod to the time honoured Deepchord sound.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            A1. Shale
                                                                                                                                            A2. Lateral
                                                                                                                                            B1. Mapping
                                                                                                                                            B2. Ricochet

                                                                                                                                            Originally distributed & released through Mo's Music Machine in 1997 (Cat: BREAKS1), then later revamped by 500 Rekords in 1999 (Cat: FHR-508) under IN-SYNC "Cool The Menta". The producer/artist unravelled that the title meaning was to (Cool the mentality) or when issues arouse in a dance that everyone should be cool and calm and maintain good vibes. On this release, the artist opted for the original artist/title details. 300 copies

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            A1. CoolThaMenta (Para Mix)
                                                                                                                                            A2. CoolThaMenta (Dynamic Essence Mix)
                                                                                                                                            B1. CoolThaMenta (Impact SG Mix)
                                                                                                                                            B2. CoolThaMenta (Johnny U-Tah Crystal Dub)

                                                                                                                                            OFF!

                                                                                                                                            Free LSD

                                                                                                                                              OFF!, the punk braintrust formed in 2010 by Keith Morris (ex-Black Flag, Circle Jerks) and Dimitri Coats (ex-Burning Brides), will release their first new album in eight years, Free LSD on Fat Possum Records.

                                                                                                                                              The band’s powerful new rhythm section: bassist Autry Fulbright II (...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead) and drummer Justin Brown (Thundercat, Herbie Hancock) accompany the release. The injection of new energy into the band’s signature high-anxiety hardcore is palpable and volatile, adding a new swing to the music’s incendiary thrust.

                                                                                                                                              Tim Bernardes

                                                                                                                                              Mil Coisas Invisíveis

                                                                                                                                                Tim Bernardes, a Latin Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and producer from São Paulo, Brazil, has just announced the release of his forthcoming album Mil Coisas Invisíveis on Psychic Hotline. Bernardes has captivated global audiences with his delicate balance between sounds seeped in Brazilian tradition and contemporary indie and folk that is deeply warm, intimate, emotionally resonant and healing. He’s collaborated with the likes of Fleet Foxes, Tom Zé, David Byrne, Gal Costa, Devendra Banhart, Shintaro Sakamoto, and more. Mil Coisas Invisíveis is his second solo album, following his 2017 debut Recomeçar. The album was written primarily while touring with his acclaimed tropicalia-indie group O Terno, and heading into 2020, which is when he decided to step back from touring and focus on new songs. What emerged was an album that is generous and intimate- a series of meditations on metaphysical transformation in the face of grave uncertainty. The first single, ‘Nascer Vivier Morrer’ opens the album, tracing the journey of life from birth to death. One of the last songs written for the album, Tim feels that it connects the rest of the songs on the album- ‘I understand how the album looked from the outside and understand how it accentuated this conscious shift in me.’ The song says a lot in a few words, meditating on the magical experience of existence and presence. Joyful and introspective, the song is carried by simple instrumentation and layered vocals that render the song remarkably intimate. "This is a very short song that when I wrote I felt it fit as kind of an opening to the album. The songs in the album have some different vibes between them but I feel that this one connects them in a very synthetic way. Trying to say a lot with few words. About 'just being', about how magical the existence of existence is. About the presence of presence, and presence of absence in life. Like the song says, 'in the rare infinite moment, to live.” Says Tim about ‘Nascer Vivier Morrer’ 

                                                                                                                                                Fabienne Delsol

                                                                                                                                                No Time For Sorrows - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                  Fabienne moved to London in 1996, almost immediately joining the Bristols, a then studio project consisting of Liam Watson and Ed Deegan, two producer-engineers at Toerag Studios. After two albums, a few singles and several tours of Europe, the Bristols came to an end. Eager to carry on singing, Fabienne went solo. With the help of Liam Watson producing, Fabienne recorded her first album No Time For Sorrows concentrating on a more elaborate but similar style she had previously experienced with the Bristols. 

                                                                                                                                                  Fabienne Delsol

                                                                                                                                                  Four - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                    Four has a more nuanced and mature sound, rooted in Mellotron-drenched psych whilst retaining some snappy French pop and ‘60s garage styles. The original songs are masterfully crafted for Fabienne’s distinct delivery, and both feature a strong ‘60s groove. Carefully chosen covers are lovingly interpreted – take Lyme and Cybelle’s ‘Follow Me’, a heavy-handed garage-folk jaunt, or the stunning take on the Human Beinz’ second album opener ‘Face’. A lifelong devotee of “the Quo”, Fabienne tackles a Spare Parts album track, whilst Francoise Hardy’s smouldering French classic ‘J’ai Fait Du Lui Un Reve’ is ethereally reimagined. 

                                                                                                                                                    Fabienne Delsol

                                                                                                                                                    On My Mind - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                      Put together in studio down-time and ably backed by Toe Rag's stable of musicians, On My Mind features Fabienne's customary mixture of both English and French lyrics sung with plenty of coquettish charm. The album marks something of a departure from the jaunty beat-pop and ye-ye of her previous albums however, there's a definite autumnal feel to several of the tracks, putting you in mind of what the much mooted Francoise Hardy/Nick Drake collaboration might have yielded. 

                                                                                                                                                      Fabienne Delsol

                                                                                                                                                      Between You And Me - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                        Over three years in the making, Between You And Me is full of swinging 60’s Ye Ye pop charm including a few French language songs and the single ‘I’m Gonna Catch Me A Rat’. It’s the usual mix of cover and new songs written by George Miller, Peder Bernhardt and fellow Damaged Goods artist Pete Molinari (who also guests on one track) 

                                                                                                                                                        Joy Division

                                                                                                                                                        Martin Hannett's Personal Mix - Repress

                                                                                                                                                          Discovered by friends of Martin Hannett recently and with input from one of his relatives, these recordings give a rare insight into his production ideas for Joy Division and his relationship with the band - the strange things, sound effects - they recorded in the studio together. The studio chit chat and interplay between Hannett, Gretton and Joy Division members is all here as Martin left his own tape machine running throughout studio sessions. On this album we have rare alternative mixes of Joy Division that were Martin's personal favourites and he had the forethought to get the band members to give him control of these recordings. Includes alternative mixes of "Autosuggestion", "Heart And Soul", "24 Hours", "Passover", "The Eternal" (2 mixes), "From Safety To Where" and "Decades" (3 mixes). An essential item for all Joy Division fans.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          Side 1
                                                                                                                                                          From Safety To Where
                                                                                                                                                          Autosuggestion
                                                                                                                                                          Heart And Soul
                                                                                                                                                          Side 2
                                                                                                                                                          N 4 Europop (Decades)
                                                                                                                                                          24 Hours
                                                                                                                                                          Passover
                                                                                                                                                          Side 3
                                                                                                                                                          N 4 Europop (Decades)
                                                                                                                                                          N 4 Europop (Decades)
                                                                                                                                                          Synth Tone
                                                                                                                                                          Hannetts Lift Recording 1
                                                                                                                                                          Joy Division Keyboard Doodles
                                                                                                                                                          Hannetts Lift Recording 2
                                                                                                                                                          Organ Doodles
                                                                                                                                                          Side 4
                                                                                                                                                          The Eternal
                                                                                                                                                          The Eternal
                                                                                                                                                          Chit Chat And Cup Smashing
                                                                                                                                                          Hannett Speaks. 

                                                                                                                                                          Los Corraleros De Majagual

                                                                                                                                                          Esta Si Es Salsa!

                                                                                                                                                            The record is high on collectors' want lists for many reasons, not least of which is its excellent sound quality and the diverse repertoire infusing its grooves, ranging from expected coastal tropical Colombian rhythms like paseaíto, paseo and pasebol (all related to cumbia and vallenato), to more exotic modes like sonsonete, casatschok, and the Cuban genres of descarga and charanga.

                                                                                                                                                            Mario Allison Y Su Combo

                                                                                                                                                            The Boogashake

                                                                                                                                                              Two insanely funky dancefloor bangers recorded in the late '60s in Peru by the long time Coco Lagos associate and top percussionist Mario Allison.

                                                                                                                                                              Astonishingly hard-to-find boogaloo and descarga tunes from the vaults of MAG records.

                                                                                                                                                              Breathless

                                                                                                                                                              See Those Colours Fly

                                                                                                                                                                The songs of See Those Colours Fly possess a hallucinogenic and dreamlike quality - coloured by ineffable magic but always guided by hooks. The album is firmly in the grand tradition of Breathless music - epic, ethereal, otherworldly - The result is perhaps the most perfectly distilled album of the group's career. Mixed by Kramer.

                                                                                                                                                                "When Dominic Appleton sang on 4AD's This Mortal Coil projects, his regal voice was arguably the most admired of that era..." UNCUT ****

                                                                                                                                                                Peel Dream Magazine

                                                                                                                                                                Pad

                                                                                                                                                                  With his third album as Peel Dream Magazine, Joseph Stevens beckons you toward a fabulist, zig-zag world entirely of his own design. On ‘Pad’, he eschews the fuzzy glories of his indie pop past – vibraphone trembles while chamber strings take center stage. The curtains lift to reveal banjo. Chimes. Farfisa. And as he lets out a moan atop the album’s title track, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary performance. A conceptual work about losing oneself when all they have is themself, ‘Pad’ gestures towards an exciting new future for Stevens’ pop moniker by reimagining its own very existence.

                                                                                                                                                                  The follow-up to 2020’s breakthrough album ‘Agitprop Alterna’, ‘Pad’ presents a major sonic evolution for the 34 year old songwriter, who moved to Los Angeles amid the cataclysm that same year. Seventies era drum machines and synthesizers remain here, but he’s traded his buzzing offset guitar for a nylon-string, opting for a gentle baroque pop sound steeped in Bossa, folk, and its own eerie mysticism. Alongside mid century touchstones like Burt Bacharach, Stevens draws on the cultishly-beloved tinkerings of late-1960s Beach Boys, offering a surreal melange of vintage organs and found percussion, as well as Harry Nilsson’s 1970 song tapestry ‘The Point!’.

                                                                                                                                                                  And similar to ‘The Point!’, ‘Pad’ is a conceptual work reflecting on isolation and identity. The album tells a bedtime story in which Stevens’ bandmates kick him out of Peel Dream Magazine – banished and now without purpose, he sets out on a journey to rejoin the band. Misadventures ensue, such as when he joins a cult on “Self Actualization Center”, featuring friend and oft collaborator Winter. But this is also music that’s purely pleasurable in its own context, as our protagonist explores the boundaries of easy-listening with discordant textures, and bleeps and bloops that tickle. Songs like “Pictionary” chime delicately with sinister intent, evoking a palette that is outright Mod. ‘Pad’ also recalls the space age bachelor stylings of Stereolab and The High Llamas, with an occult twist that borrows from Tropicalia legends Os Mutantes.

                                                                                                                                                                  There’s an unmoored frivolity to ‘Pad’, standing in stark contrast to the severe, droning motorik of Steven’s previous albums. Overwhelmed by the political upheaval of the day, he reimagines what Van Dyke Parks once referred to as musical counter-counterculturalism, blurring the line between blithe escapism and pointed subversion. “I felt like there was no other way for me to authentically react to what was happening than to make this record”. The album also draws on library music from the same era to similar effect, conjuring the likes of Basil Kirchin and Pierro Piccioni, as well as Stevens’ newfound arranging skills, honed composing advertisement scores as a day job.

                                                                                                                                                                  While ‘Pad’ sounds beautiful, there’s a certain darkness to it as well. Stevens is addressing our general ambivalence toward the future of everything we know, informed partly by his time in New York at the onset of the pandemic. On “Hiding Out”, he laments: Wander past the Vernon Mall, and up to Queensboro Bridge. Made to feel I’m two feet small, but that’s no way to live. Ultimately, Stevens is embracing a first-thought-best-thought approach, leaning into the fantastical elements of his own life story. ‘Pad’ is as archetypal as it is strange, blurring the very lines that it asks to be defined by. Art imitates life, but life imitates art too – and the results can sometimes be unpredictable.


                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  Not In The Band
                                                                                                                                                                  Pad
                                                                                                                                                                  Pictionary
                                                                                                                                                                  Wanting And Waiting
                                                                                                                                                                  Self-Actualisation Centre
                                                                                                                                                                  Walk Around The Block
                                                                                                                                                                  Hamlet
                                                                                                                                                                  Penelope’s Suitors
                                                                                                                                                                  Hiding Out
                                                                                                                                                                  Jennifer Hindsight
                                                                                                                                                                  Reiki
                                                                                                                                                                  La Sol
                                                                                                                                                                  Message The Manager
                                                                                                                                                                  Roll In The Hay
                                                                                                                                                                  Back In The Band

                                                                                                                                                                  Beyoncé

                                                                                                                                                                  Renaissance

                                                                                                                                                                    Renaissance (written as Act I: Renaissance) is the upcoming seventh studio album by American singer Beyoncé, released through Parkwood Entertainment and via RCA Records in the UK.

                                                                                                                                                                    Shortly after Beyoncé announced 'Renaissance', Jem Aswad of Variety reported that the album will include dance and country-leaning tracks, with contributions from songwriter Ryan Tedder and producer Raphael Saadiq. British Vogue confirmed that the album would feature influences from 1990s garage, 1980s "excess", and a "glittering retro-futurism." According to Metro, Beyoncé was paying attention to the works of MistaJam, David Asante, MNEK, Kamille, and Azealia Banks while brainstorming, and referenced South African pop music honoring artists like Brenda Fassie. 

                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                                                                    1. I'M THAT GIRL
                                                                                                                                                                    2. COZY
                                                                                                                                                                    3. ALIEN SUPERSTAR
                                                                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                                                                    1. CUFF IT
                                                                                                                                                                    2. ENERGY
                                                                                                                                                                    3. BREAK MY SOUL
                                                                                                                                                                    4. CHURCH GIRL
                                                                                                                                                                    Side C
                                                                                                                                                                    1. PLASTIC OFF THE SOFA
                                                                                                                                                                    2. VIRGO'S GROOVE
                                                                                                                                                                    3. MOVE
                                                                                                                                                                    4. HEATED
                                                                                                                                                                    Side D
                                                                                                                                                                    1. THIQUE
                                                                                                                                                                    2. ALL UP IN YOUR MIND
                                                                                                                                                                    3. AMERICA HAS A PROBLEM
                                                                                                                                                                    4. PURE/HONEY
                                                                                                                                                                    5. SUMMER RENAISSANCE

                                                                                                                                                                    Breanna Barbara

                                                                                                                                                                    Nothin' But Time

                                                                                                                                                                      The Minnesota-born, Florida-raised, NYC-based artist Breanna Barbara’s 2nd album - ‘Nothin’ But Time - is a raw and immersive trip through the sounds of psychedelic rock and blues, anchored by her forceful vocals and unforgettable songwriting. Sporting a sound that feels classic and of-the-moment at the same time, Nothin’ But Time is the next chapter in Barbara’s exciting career, cementing her as an artist who’s committed to plumbing new emotional depths as she bursts through every sonic barrier put in her way.

                                                                                                                                                                      She also shares lead single and album opener ‘Diamond Light’, with an accompanying video, which features rolling drums and miles-long guitar lines, as Barbara’s sublime voice cuts through the atmosphere while ruminating on nostalgia and the perils of looking back.

                                                                                                                                                                      Nothin But Time arrives following Breanna’s 2016 debut Mirage Dreams, a trio of critically acclaimed singles (most recently ‘New Moon’) and a number of collaborations with legendary trip-hop vanguard Tricky. As well as joining his US touring band as lead female vocalist, Breanna also did an official rework of his 'When We Die' track and featured on the 2021 Lonely Guest album, False Idols.

                                                                                                                                                                      For the recording of Nothin’ But Time Barbara and her band returned to Nashville’s Bomb Shelter studio with Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff) – with whom she recorded Mirage Dreams. With musical contributions from Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather), Tall Juan, Derry DeBorja (Jason Isbell), and Champagne Superchillin’s Ben Trimble and Charles Garmendia, the album was put to tape in the months prior to the COVID-19 pandemic: “I’d learned so much since the last time we were in the studio that I knew I could have a stronger voice getting back into the studio again.”

                                                                                                                                                                      Nothin’ But Time reflects Barbara’s headlong journey into the world of psychedelic rock and pop, mixing these heady styles with her already established hard-driving blues-rock approach with warped theremin tones as well as celestial vibes courtesy of DeBorja’s own synth wizardry, as Barbara and her band sought out to create mind-expanding music that’s also firmly rooted in the real.

                                                                                                                                                                      There’s the organ-rich ecstasy of “You Got Me High” and the hair-raising, Cat Power-recalling intimacy of “Devil”; “Me Too” is a searing rumination on the patriarchy’s oppressiveness over punchy strings, while opener “Diamond Light” features rolling drums and miles-long guitar lines, as Barbara’s voice cuts through the atmosphere while ruminating on nostalgia and the perils of looking back. “We can look at things so beautifully, but in hindsight they have another facet to them,” she explains regarding the lyrical perspective.

                                                                                                                                                                      Over the driving beat of “Landslide,” Barbara zooms in on the ways that fate affects our daily living, and the complications that come from taking the wheel yourself. “I’ve been trying to trust my intuition more as I get older,” she explains. “I’m very impressionable, so I find it best for me to focus when there’s nothing else around to influence my decision.” Then there’s the howling title track, which takes on the heavy subject matter of facing down death itself.

                                                                                                                                                                      “Death has always been something that’s hung over my head,” Barbara ruminates while discussing the song. “The idea that we have nothing but time makes me want to throw everything in the air, but I also want to hold on to everything so tightly that I don’t want to move forward.” And ‘Nothin’ But Time’ is defined by such honest self-expressions—a fearlessness that’s at the core of her artistic outlook and overall way of being. “I’m all about not being afraid of your own voice,” Barbara states. “The way out of the hardest times is deep within you. You are enough.”


                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                                                      1) Diamond Light
                                                                                                                                                                      2) Landslide
                                                                                                                                                                      3) Nothin’ But Time
                                                                                                                                                                      4) Rise
                                                                                                                                                                      5) Me Too
                                                                                                                                                                      6) Weight Of The World
                                                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                                                      7) You Got Me High
                                                                                                                                                                      8) Exist
                                                                                                                                                                      9) Old Soul
                                                                                                                                                                      10) Devil
                                                                                                                                                                      11) Weaning

                                                                                                                                                                      Frankie Cosmos

                                                                                                                                                                      Inner World Peace

                                                                                                                                                                        Several things happened before a warm day when I met the four members of Frankie Cosmos in a Brooklyn studio to begin making their album. Greta Kline spent a few years living with her family and writing a mere 100 songs, turning her empathy anywhere from the navel to the moon, rendering it all warm, close and reflexively humorous. In music, everyone loves a teen sensation, but Kline has never been more fascinating than now, a decade into being one of the most prolific songwriters of her generation. She’s lodged in my mind amongst authors, other observational alchemists like Rachel Cusk or Sheila Heti, but she’s funnier, which is a charm endemic to musicians.

                                                                                                                                                                        Meanwhile Frankie Cosmos, a rare, dwindling democratic entity called a band, had been on pandemic hiatus with no idea if they’d continue. In the openness of that uncertainty they met up, planning to hang out and play music together for the first time in nearly 500 days. There, whittling down the multitude of music to work with, they created Inner World Peace, a collection of Greta’s songs changed and sculpted by their time together. While Kline’s musical taste at the time was leaning toward aughts indie rock she’d loved as a teenager, keyboardist Lauren Martin and drummer Luke Pyenson cite “droning, meditation, repetition, clarity and intentionality,” as well as “‘70s folk and pop” as a reference for how they approached their parts. Bassist/guitarist Alex Bailey says that at the time he referred to it as their “ambient” or “psych” album. Somewhere between those textural elements and Kline’s penchant for concise pop, Inner World Peace finds its balance.

                                                                                                                                                                        The first order of business upon setting up camp in Brooklyn’s Figure 8 studios was to project giant colorful slides the band had made for each track. Co-producing with Nate Mendelsohn, my Shitty Hits Recording partner, we aimed for FC’s aesthetic idiosyncrasies to shine. The mood board for “Magnetic Personality” has a neon green and black checkerboard, a screen capture of the game Street Fighter with “K.O.” in fat red letters, and a cover of Mad Magazine that says “Spy Vs. Spy! The Top Secret Files.” On tracks like “F.O.O.F.” (Freak Out On Friday), “Fragments” and “Aftershook,” the group are at their most psychedelic and playful, interjecting fuzz solos, bits of percussion, and other sonically adventurous ear candy. An internal logic strengthens everything, and in their proggiest moments, Frankie Cosmos are simply a one-take band who don’t miss. When on Inner World Peace they sound wildly, freshly different, it may just be that they’re coming deeper into their own.

                                                                                                                                                                        Inner World Peace excels in passing on the emotions it holds. When in the towering “Empty Head” Kline sings of wanting to let thoughts slide away, her voice is buoyed on a bed of synths and harmonium as tranquility abounds. When her thoughts become hurried and full of desire, so does the band, and she leaps from word to word as if unable to contain them all. As a group, they carry it all deftly, and with constant regard for Kline’s point of view.

                                                                                                                                                                        Says Greta, “To me, the album is about perception. It’s about the question of “who am I?” and whether or not the answer matters. It’s about quantum time, the possibilities of invisible worlds. The album is about finding myself floating in a new context. A teenager again, living with my parents. An adult, choosing to live with my family in an act of love. Time propelled us forward, aged us, and also froze. If you don’t leave the house, who are you to the world? Can you take the person you discover there out with you?”

                                                                                                                                                                        - Katie Von Schleicher

                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                        Abigail
                                                                                                                                                                        Aftershook
                                                                                                                                                                        Fruit Stand
                                                                                                                                                                        Magnetic Personality
                                                                                                                                                                        Wayne
                                                                                                                                                                        Sky Magnet
                                                                                                                                                                        A Work Call
                                                                                                                                                                        Empty Head
                                                                                                                                                                        Fragments
                                                                                                                                                                        Prolonging Babyhood
                                                                                                                                                                        One Year Stand
                                                                                                                                                                        F.O.O.F.
                                                                                                                                                                        Street View
                                                                                                                                                                        Spare The Guitar
                                                                                                                                                                        Heed The Call

                                                                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                        Revenge Of The She-Punks: A Feminist Music History - Compilation Inspired By The Book By Vivien Goldman

                                                                                                                                                                          Since the historiography of punk is a male-dominated one, a "Revenge of the She-Punks" was long overdue. This feminist reckoning was written by none other than post-punk pioneer Vivien Goldman, who has an insider's perspective due to her work as a musician and one of Britian's first female music writers. Along four themes - Identity, Money, Love and Protest - the "punk professor" traces empowering moments that punk holds especially for women. This Compilation is inspired by the book, which was originally released by University of Texas Press in 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                          Compiled and with liner notes by Vivien Goldman. “We're not talking a mean-spirited gotcha! revenge here. As both my book that inspired it and this recording prove, us She-Punks' revenge is about our complex survival in an all too often hostile environment.The book offers a template to finding a way through the patriarchal labyrinth of the music industry by telling the back- stories of thirty-eight songs by women from not only the Anglophone countries, but Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern and Continental Europe. Together, they demonstrate how girls around the world, with no or few role models, found ways to thwart blockages and become self-expressive musicians, breaking traditions and expectations, setting new standards with every chord. Alas, for a raft of factors it was impossible to include them all; but herein lies a stirring and representative selection. Cumulatively, we hear how female artists everywhere are moved to sing about the common issues that I distilled down to be the core themes of the book: the bare-bones of living that connect us, wherever we are. We open with Identity featuring Fea, Big Joanie, The Raincoats, Blondie and Poly Styrene with X-Ray Spex. Then comes Money with Patti Smith, Shonen Knife, Malaria! and the Slits; followed by Love/Unlove: Crass, Cherry Vanilla, Grace Jones, Rhoda Dakar with the Special AKA, Alice Bag (The Bags), Tribe 8 and the Au Pairs, the Mo-dettes, Neneh Cherry from the UK/Sweden/US and this writer/musician. The closing chapter, Protest, features Sleater-Kinney, Jayne Cortez and the Firespitters Skinny Girl Diet, Vi Subversa and the Poison Girls, the Czech Republic's Zuby Nehty, Colombia's Fertil Miseria and Jamaica's Tanya Stephens. Many people have questioned how I arrived at those four themes (answer: thinking,) and so far, no-one has disagreed.However, in sequencing this compilation, the important thing was to sonically flow through the breadth of our creativity, led by the rhythms and sound, rather than the lyrics; they, I already knew, formed a compelling whole, an implacable critique. My perspective on punk is based on spirit rather than adherence to the venerated concept of the genre as only a frenetic full-frontal sonic attack (though that is also represented here). Having been involved with the movement at the start in mid-1970s London, as Features Editor of the punk rock weekly, Sounds, I understood it to be a front line, inclusionary genre, with DIY at its core, which is why it was the first genre to give anything approaching an equal platform to women musicians.

                                                                                                                                                                          Especially for the less conventional, all too often the path for women artists is still steeper than that of male peers. Despite the massive success of today's female superstars, there remains a quota perception in an industry that still largely lives in boystown (though always factor in that it's not the men, it's the mentality,) who are less receptive to forceful females; like the sort of bookers who say, Well, we've done our bit, we've booked our female artist - as if booking women were some grim post-MeToo duty.But as heard in these tracks, in all its forms, whether sounding strident or soft, punk is a music of resistance; women's punk specially so. We continue to rail at and use our music to shift a system which, in America as this release comes out - let alone in countries long known to be suppressive of women - our basic human agency is under attack on more than one front, notably where equal pay and abortion are concerned. Welcome to some very necessary and in many cases, too little heard voices of women whose creativity could not be stopped, and who managed to use music to mould their environment, create their own space, and live as self-actualized artists.”

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          LP 1
                                                                                                                                                                          A1) Tanya Stephens – Welcome To The Rebelution
                                                                                                                                                                          A2) Au Pairs – It’s Obvious
                                                                                                                                                                          A3) X-Ray Spex – Identity
                                                                                                                                                                          A4) Fea – Mujer Moderna
                                                                                                                                                                          A5) The Bags – Babylonian Gorgon
                                                                                                                                                                          A6) Fértil Miseria – Visiones De La Muerte
                                                                                                                                                                          A7) Crass – Smother Love
                                                                                                                                                                          A8) Rhoda With The Special AKA – The Boiler
                                                                                                                                                                          LP2
                                                                                                                                                                          B9) Jayne Cortez And The Firespitters – Maintain Control
                                                                                                                                                                          B10) Skinny Girl Diet – Silver Spoons
                                                                                                                                                                          B11) Big Joanie – Dream No 9
                                                                                                                                                                          B12) Malaria! – Geld
                                                                                                                                                                          B13) The Slits – Spend, Spend, Spend
                                                                                                                                                                          B14) Poison Girls – Persons Unknown
                                                                                                                                                                          LP 3
                                                                                                                                                                          C1) Bush Tetras – Too Many Creeps
                                                                                                                                                                          C2) Grace Jones – My Jamaican Guy
                                                                                                                                                                          C3) Patti Smith – Free Money
                                                                                                                                                                          C4) Tribe 8 – Checking Out Your Babe
                                                                                                                                                                          C5) Cherry Vanilla – The Punk
                                                                                                                                                                          C6) Blondie – Rip Her To Shreds
                                                                                                                                                                          C7) Sleater-Kinney – Little Babies
                                                                                                                                                                          C8) The Selecter – On My Radio
                                                                                                                                                                          LP4
                                                                                                                                                                          D9) Mo-Dettes– White Mice
                                                                                                                                                                          D10) Shonen Knife – It’s A New Find
                                                                                                                                                                          D11) The Raincoats – No One’s Little Girl
                                                                                                                                                                          D12) Vivien Goldman – Launderette
                                                                                                                                                                          D13) Zuby Nehty – Sokol
                                                                                                                                                                          D14) Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance

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                                                                                                                                                                          Circumstance

                                                                                                                                                                            After the worldwide success of her debut album ‘Believer’, LAU’s long awaited sophomore album ‘Circumstance’ is finally here.

                                                                                                                                                                            LAU (AKA Laura Fares), a prominent figure in the Synthwave and Retrowave scenes has finally gone solo after over a decade of writing Synthwave hits for other artists.

                                                                                                                                                                            What is it like to fall in love in these crazy pandemic times? What about falling for someone miles away that we’ve never met? Is it real love or just a fantasy?

                                                                                                                                                                            In this new album, LAU talks about the challenges, the uncertainty, the crazy circumstance she has found herself in, the ups and downs of “virtual romancing” in the distance, and falling in love with a complete stranger that she’s never met (yet). LAU explores the bittersweet feelings of happiness (to finally fall in love again), mixed with the anxiety and the uncertainty of longing for someone that we’ve only seen on a screen, added to the frustration of not being able to travel to meet them in person.

                                                                                                                                                                            LAU recorded most of this album in her new home in Barcelona (Spain) throughout 2021 and finished recording the album in her hometown (Buenos Aires, Argentina), creating ten fantastic Synthpop / Retrowave tracks (and a couple of Disco-Pop songs) produced by international producers like Brian Skeel (USA), Zak Vortex (UK), Ends 84 (France), Saint Innocent (France), Popcorn Kid (India), Adam Siana (Sweden) and TAKTA (Norway).

                                                                                                                                                                            This is a truly global album, which includes LAU’s popular cover version of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors released last year.

                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                            01 Undecided
                                                                                                                                                                            02 Give Her Your Love
                                                                                                                                                                            03 What To Do
                                                                                                                                                                            04 Broken Hearts
                                                                                                                                                                            05 Circumstance
                                                                                                                                                                            06 If You Could Know
                                                                                                                                                                            07 The Fire
                                                                                                                                                                            08 Different
                                                                                                                                                                            09 Instant Sunshine
                                                                                                                                                                            10 True Colors

                                                                                                                                                                            Embrace

                                                                                                                                                                            How To Be A Person Like Other People

                                                                                                                                                                              Talking about the album, Richard said "Whenever we put out a new album it's always a really big deal to us, we put everything we have into it. We know that there's something about what we do that people love, that they just don't get from other bands. It's like a pact, they want us to be intimate and personal and autobiographical, but they also want us to be confident and rousing and anthemic. It sounds like a contradiction, but I think when we're at our best we somehow pull it off. I think in that sense this album is the most Embrace album we've ever made".

                                                                                                                                                                              Meanwhile the band have announced tour dates in support of the new album, including their biggest London show in over 17 years at Brixton Academy on Friday 9th September, a venue the band last played in 2005. Produced and mixed by Richard McNamara at Magnetic North Studios the new album is the follow-up to the band's 2018 Top 5 album, Love Is A Basic Need.

                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                              Death Is Not The End
                                                                                                                                                                              We Are It / Up 
                                                                                                                                                                              Remember Me
                                                                                                                                                                              The Terms Of My Surrender
                                                                                                                                                                              Run Away With Me
                                                                                                                                                                              Rubble
                                                                                                                                                                              How To Be A Person Like Other People
                                                                                                                                                                              I Miss You
                                                                                                                                                                              For Kate


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