Exclusive 4 track release for Record Store Day; two tracks from upcoming album DOVE (May 4th) and two unreleased tracks.This is the first new release from legendary 4AD band BELLY for over 20 years. The band scored two Grammy nominations, two UK top 10 albums, covers of Rolling Stone, NME and more in their heyday - now the original lineup has returned with this exclusive Record Store Day release.

    Blanck Mass

    Odd Scene B/w Shit Luck


      These two tracks have been recorded specifically with RSD in mind, and were committed to tape in the space of a frenzied two day session in January 2018. Neither track will appear on any Blanck Mass album. They are in a style that is not normally associated with Blanck Mass. BM wanted to do something special and as RSD is a special day for all music fans and collectors of one off releases by their favourite artists, this is the perfect release date. 

      Bo Diddley

      16 All-Time Greatest Hits


        Originally unleashed back in 1964, 16 All-Time Greatest Hits delivers two fat album sides stuffed with Bo Diddley’s electrifyingly unique rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and African Juba rhythms... Featured here are the iconic recordings of “Bo Diddley,” “I’m A Man, “Road Runner,“ and “Who Do You Love,” plus the monstrous first-waxings of “Pretty Thing,” “Hush Your Mouth,” and much, much more! These original Chess/Checker mono recordings sound better than ever. Pressed at RTI, on gorgeous colored vinyl!

        The Diddley experience is a swaggering onslaught of syncopation that reflects the performer’s own confidence and vision. Here are some of the most popular, award-winning and bestselling cuts from the artist’s catalog – Bo Diddley’s 16 All-Time Greatest Hits!

        Baxter Dury



          Heavyweight 180g White vinyl                                                                              
          Speaking on the remix, Baxter stated:Jarvis I guess isn’t interested in doing things politely, this is a different song, possibly a better oneMiami (Original)BBC 6 Music:B-LISTED: MIAMI w/c 02/10, 09/10, 16/10A-LISTED: MIAMI w/c 23/10Miami - (Jarvis Cocker and Parrot Remix)the Queitus - 6th top track of 2017 Jackson - "can't start to tell you how much i love this mix, love the original too and hearing this made me buy the album, which i love too! thanks for sending."Joe Goddard / Hot Chip - "Amazing tune"Kelvin Andrews / wONK / Soul Mekanik / Creative Use - "I'm a big fan of Baxter. This is just great. Nice work Parrot & Jarvis! Thank you! Playing this out loads!"

          Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead

          Dylan & The Dead


            Red & Blue coloured LP Vinyl

            Brian Eno With Kevin Shields

            The Weight Of History / Only Once Away My Son


              2-track double A side 12". "The unexpected, fully welcome, and deliriously successful pairing of professional ex-glam sound genius Brian Eno and his new sidekick, My Bloody Valentine noise sculptor Kevin Shields. Begging to be listened to on noise-canceling headphones or very, very loud speakers, the duo blast off with a drum track that is instantly, almost comically subsumed into a nine-minute sound-cleanse of bells, drones, and a soaring rocket flare that may be a guitar. Ambient but hardly static, its tones and textures return throughout, as if tracing long and inaudibly developing melodies. Not immediately identifiable as either Eno or Shields’ work, a rich, enveloping piece of music" - Pitchfork. 

              Bernard Herrmann

              OST Hitchcock Themes - Vertigo / North By Northwest


                Bernard Herrmann is the undoubted master of the film score and his music for Vertigo and North By Northwest remain as vital a component as the director, actors and script. Vertigo crackles with tension as James Stewart’s character Scottie goes through an emotional wringer. Herrmann blew away the lush melodies that dominated music in films of previous decades and delivered harsh, stinging, repetitive themes overlaid on a deceptive symphonic score. The sound is as experimental as the film, which 60 years from release remains one of the milestones of cinematic history. One year on and in North By Northwest, Cary Grant is the new man in peril. This time it’s not mentally but physically as he is pursued by a spy network and the police. Herrmann ratchets up the tension with an orchestral tour-de-force, highlighting the thrill of the chase. He described it as, “a kaleidoscopic orchestral fandango designed to kick-off the exciting rout which follows."

                Bert Jansch

                L.A. Turnaround (RSD18 EDITION)


                  First of a diptych of albums recorded in and influenced by Bert’s time in America. As the title suggests, this album was something of a contrast to Jansch’s usual style - taking in swathes of Nashville-infused pedal steel to sparkling effect. Produced in part by the Monkees’ Mike Nesmith, whose guidance is much in evidence on this perfectly measured slice of British country-rock. Includes 4 additional non-album tracks as a download. Limited edition blue vinyl. 1000 copies worldwide.

                  Bunny Striker Lee

                  Reggae Going International 1967-76


                    This year is the 50th anniversary of Bunny Lee arrived in London. To celebrate this historic event we are releasing this greatest hits package of Bunny Striker Lee an icon in the world of Reggae. This Deluxe Double vinyl album is limited to 175 on Red vinyl,175 on Green Vinyl and 175 on Gold Vinyl. The three wonderful colours of the Jamaican flag.

                    Bim Sherman

                    Lightning & Thunder (Mungo’s Hi Fi Remix)


                      To celebrate Record Store Day 2018, Glasgow’s Mungo’s HiFi have remixed one of reggae’s most regal voices.The soothing, bewitching singer Bim Sherman was a connoisseur’s favourite until his untimely passing in the year 2000. Using a vintage vocal courtesy of On U Sound producer Adrian Sherwood, Mungo’s have repurposed Bim’s classic Rastafari warning Lightning and Thunder in stormy digital fashion. Lightning and Thunder is pressed up on a crisp 10 inch - like the earliest Mungo’s productions - and includes a rumbling, tempestuous dub. 

                      Betty Wright

                      The Movie


                        Grammy Award winning Betty Wright has been of the most well-known and respected female Soul singers in a career that spans 50 years. Her breakthrough million selling hit from 1971 ‘Clean Up Woman’ is an iconic Soul sister track. Betty recorded eight albums for the Miami based TK label between 1968 and 1979. Betty Wright remains extremely popular today and her 2011 CD ‘Betty Wright The Movie’ is considered among her best and lead to a UK TV appearance on the Jools Holland show. For RSD, Expansion brings you this album for the first time on vinyl as a 2LP double set. It is collaboration with triple Grammy winners The Roots. Guests include Joss Stone, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dog. Betty Wright still tours and her shows are considered the best among all soul artists still working. There will be 750 pressings only.

                        In contrast to its ethereal title, Ben Abraham’s ‘Sirens’ is deeply human. Its songs were written over the artist’s developing years as a writer and the album has become a kind of musical documentary of the loss, longing and growth that carried Abraham from his very first lyric to this, his first album.

                        Abraham first found his voice writing songs whilst working in a hospital. Eight years on, he’s made an album, toured with Emmylou Harris, co-written with Grammy-nominated singer Sarah Barreilles and made ‘Sirens’, his debut album.

                        Originally self-released in Australia, ‘Sirens’ is now receiving a worldwide release via Secretly Canadian.

                        Ben recorded ‘Sirens’ with two local friends, Jono Steer (who was his live mixer) and percussionist Leigh Fisher. A number of other Melbourne musicians joined in on sessions, including Gossling, whose angelic voice can be heard in the opening track. Gotye helped produce the haunting vocals on ‘Speak’, while ‘experimental electronic producer’ Tim Shiel assisted on ‘This Is On Me’.

                        ‘This Is On Me’, co-written / sung with platinum-selling artist Sara Bareilles, has its own story. After Abraham posted a song (‘To Sara, From Ben’) on YouTube, Bareilles’ fans began to tweet the video and it grabbed her attention. When she played Melbourne in 2011, she invited Abraham up on stage to co-sing a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’ and an original co-write was subsequently born.

                        Barry Adamson

                        Oedipus Schmoedipus

                          Brought up in Manchester’s Moss Side, Barry Adamson began his career in 1977, learning to play the bass literally overnight for Magazine, Manchester’s most influential band of that era. When they disbanded five albums later in 1981 his definitive touch was spotted by The Birthday Party, with whom he played several times.

                          After that band’s final implosion in 1983, Barry became a founder member of The Bad Seeds, along with Nick Cave, Mick Harvey and Blixa Bargeld. · 

                          Originally released in 1996 ‘Oedipus Schmoedipus’ garnered him his most widespread acclaim to date as a composer of vision, insight and innovation.

                          The album journey opens and closes with ‘Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis’, a propulsive fusion of rock, gospel and funk featuring guest artist Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker on lead vocal.

                          An interval in the journey is provided by former Associate, the late great Billy McKenzie on ‘Achieved In The Valley Of Dolls’, while Nick Cave provides a considered acceptance of a relationship’s demise as guest vocalist on ‘The Sweetest Embrace’.

                          Memento Mori charts Adamson’s career from 1978’s Magazine track, ‘Parade’ (co-written by Adamson, from their debut album Real Life), to his work as founding member, alongside Nick Cave, of the Bad Seeds (‘From Her To Eternity’, co-written by Adamson); through his nine solo albums, from 1988’s Moss Side Story to the latest Love Sick Dick EPs, bringing everything up to date with a brand new unreleased track, ‘The Hummingbird’.

                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Laura says: When people talk about Manchester music legends, Barry Adamson barely gets a mention, but as this compilation demonstrates, he's been responsible for some of the most incredible, genre-bending music to come out of Manchester in the last 30 years, blending post-punk, jazz, blues, soundtracks, and everything in between in his own inimitable way. Stand out tracks include "The Man With The Golden Arm" from the briliantly noir-ish "Moss Side Story" and "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis" from 1996's "Oedipus Schmoedipus" featuring Jarvis Cocker on vocals, along with "Parade" by Magazine and "From Her To Eternity" from his days as a Bad Seed.

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          2xColoured LP Info: Limited edition gold coloured vinyl.

                          Everyone's favourite folklorica freakz, the mindbending Multi Culti switch things up for their latest release, hooking up a mega reissue of Gyedu Blay Ambolley's "Simi Rapp". Committed fans of Ghanaian highlife, or indeed fans of the reissue market should be well acquainted with the main man, who's been a major force in Afro-funk since the early 1970s. Gyedu Blay Ambolley is considered the godfather of hiplife, transforming the highlife genre by adding elements of hip-hop, funk and jazz. A can't imagine a finer representation of this style than 1996's "Simi Rapp" with its crisp percussion and rapped vocals - so stripped back but still funky! Multi Culti's executive shaman Dreems and Thomas Von Party step into the A2 with a smooth edit of the track, taking the brief snatch of piano and bass from the final moments and slipping it under the main vocal. Adding a little fx play and a tasty bit of panning, the Multi Culti crew give us something sophisticated and utterly irresistible.
                          On the B-side Israeli duo Red Axes go large and lysergic with their dervish deep redux, inviting ASAF Samuel to bring his toolbox to the party. Wicked disorienting bells, nagging bass synths and batshit synth bleeps transform the OG into something ecstatic and sublime - sensory boosts included! Finally Johnny Aux kicks open the doors of perception with a golden great for the acid crowd. Blazing synth drones, kosmische keys and a entheogenic intensity pulsate throughout.
                          Multi Culti: voyaging through time, space and licensing agreements to bring you the best music the world has to offer.

                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Patrick says: Love me a bit of Multi Culti, and this trip into the reissue market is every bit as esoteric as their usual tackle. Stripped back Ghanaian hiplife on the OG, transformed into a pseudo-Kwaito moocher, disorienting dance floor journey and full on day tripper respectively. Put that in your pipe and smoke it...

                          Brian Amsterdam

                          Concrete Myths

                            Brian has been playing music since the age of 6. He was born in New York, and grew up paying close attention to his father's record collection in New Jersey. Around the age of 17, Brian started drifting away from home due to family problems. He was befriended by psychedelic, ex-Mormon gypsies who opened him up to a world of spiritual enlightenment and took him on journeys throughout North America. At this time, Brian began studying philosophies on duality while recording 4-track, lo-fi covers of Charles Manson and John Lennon songs. After travelling around America and Canada for several months in the summer of 2006 in support of his 2005 debut "The Sore Score", Brian began writing what is now his second solo release, "Concrete Myths". An old friend John Zambricki, who was at the time making a living doing session work as a fiddle, violin, viola, and cello player in Nashville, TN, took a Greyhound bus up to the small studio in Freehold, New Jersey where Brian was recording. They met in a small cafe before the session and rehearsed everything one time. two more sessions took place to capture other instruments played by Brian, old-time friends, and long lost lovers. During the time of the recording, Brian would often find himself sleeping in the studio, sleeping in ex-girlfriend's arms, and even sleeping in ATM booths in bank branches to keep warm and dry. A few days into the mixing, Brian received a phone call from an acquaintance in New York saying that a close friend of his had passed away. Unfortunately, he couldn't even make it to the funeral due to a lack of money in his pocket. Heartbroken, weak, and tired, Brian retreated to the small ghost-town of Asbury Park, NJ. He put the record on hold, not knowing if he was ever going to finish it or ever release it and decided to press a four song 7" independently on his own Yes & No Recordings label. That followed by the creation of band he started called Werewolves and resumed DJ'ing in NYC. He returned to New York with his bandmates and completed the double 7" Werewolves "ES" EP in three days. While moving from Manhattan back to Brooklyn, Brian found a copy of "Concrete Myths" in one of his moving boxes. He returned to Blue Room Studios in New Jersey to finish the mixing of a record that he never thought or hoped would see the light of day. After the final mix was complete, friends of friends who managed to find bootleg copies of the finished full-length began calling it the post-expressionist soundtrack to Arthur Rimbaud's literary masterpiece, 'A Season In Hell'. An old friend, Shawn Butler (BNS Sessions), convinced Brian to finally get the record mastered and pressed. Brian Amsterdam's "Concrete Myths" paints a picturesque vision that can perhaps be taken from a scene from Easy Rider or even Paris, Texas. Infusing elements of Van Zandt and Leadbelly transcend the auditory pleasures with a resounding underlying production of percussion and engineering that are reminiscent of early 70s Spector.

                            Brendon Anderegg


                              The music of Brendon Anderegg is a hall of mirrors, multi-layered and self-obscuring. Largely filtered through Mountains - his pioneering electronic project with Koen Holtkamp - Anderegg emerged as a solo artist in the late 90s. He returns now with ‘June’, a vinyl-exclusive release on Thrill Jockey.

                              The music on ‘June’ is a complex network of layers, paradoxically a calm and soothing listen. Collapsing history into its own contemporary sonic movements, Andregg’s methodically created work falls in the lineage of electronic pioneers like Bernard Parmegiani and early ambient projects like Tangerine Dream, Popul Vuh and Cluster and puts his solo work in the realm of New Age figures like Michael Stearns and JD Emmanuel. ‘June’ is a singularly beautiful and challenging work that marks the long overdue re-emergence of Brendon Anderegg as a solo voice.

                              Brendon Anderegg is a Brooklyn-based, Emmynominated composer with clients ranging from Pitchfork to ESPN.

                              Available only on vinyl, ‘June’ is pressed on virgin vinyl and includes a free digital download coupon.

                              Daniel “Blackbelt” Andersen has been active in the Norwegian dance music community for a number of years. The Blackbelt sound can be described as Juan Atkins jamming with Airto Moreira, with a bit of Larry Levan thrown in for good measure. Sparkling tech-tinted house meets cosmic disco is the order of the day here, with lush synth washes, arpeggiated keyboard lines, simple 4/4 beats and tripped-out vistas.

                              A few words from Prins Thomas: 'The raw material which became “II” has the same DNA as Blackbelt’s debut. His ideas might lay around for 5-10 years before that crucial missing “middle part” pops out of nowhere (or in this instance: two old ideas gets combined into a new one) but essentially they all come out with the same colour, taste and smell… and they all sound like nothing but Blackbelt Andersen. Over a three month period in 2011 I invited Daniel into the mess that I call K16 Studios for a hectic but creative reworking of the material that he had piled up. The idea was to use Daniel’s tracks as templates and use whatever kind of tool we had at our disposal to colour in the white fields. Kalimbas, cheap old throwaway synths, guitar amps and effect boxes…'

                              Brett Anderson

                              2011 Live At Koko - Coloured Vinyl


                                Brett Anderson's fourth solo album, "Black Rainbows", was released in September 2011 and in October he undertook a six date tour: Leuven, Paris, Luxembourg, Manchester, London and Istanbul. The album is pressed on dark green vinyl, and the inner sleeve features previously unpublished photos from the rehearsal sessions.

                                At Koko in Camden on 12th October, Brett and his band (Jim Dare on guitars and backing vocals, Didz Hammond on bass and backing vocals, and Kriss Sonne on drums) played a rousing set that concentrated on "Black Rainbows" and its predecessor "Slow Attack" from September 2009. The best performances of the evening, seven songs from "Black Rainbows" and five from "Slow Attack", have been re-mastered by Didz Hammond especially for this exclusive Record Store Day release.

                                Brian Auger

                                With The Soul Sisters EP

                                  Brian Auger had figured highly in the 1964 Melody Maker Reader’s Poll “Jazz Piano” category, but after he heard Jimmy Smith, he switched to Hammond organ and never looked back. In the wake of the successful UK Tamla Motown Revue in 1965, the door opened for other US soul acts to tour Britain and in the summer of 1965, the Soul Sisters crossed the pond and teamed up with Brian Auger’s Trinity for a dozen or so dates on the club circuit, from Manchester’s Twisted Wheel to Portsmouth’s Bird Cage. Whilst they were here, they managed to fit in some radio broadcasts and here they are for the very first time. 

                                  Recently, a mysterious album titled Jesus turned up on the popular music site Bandcamp, uploaded by an artist calling himself "b". Soon, the LP was discovered to be the latest work from enigmatic L.A. rapper Blu, and within hours, it was the talk of the blogosphere. The album was soon removed, but now it's back, this time in physical form. New World Color is proud to present the latest lo-fi masterpiece from one of hip-hop's most intriguing figures. Officially the debut for alter-ego "b", Jesus is sure to satisfy the cult-like fan base that's been steadily growing around the artist most famously known as Blu. 

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Millie says: No wonder this album had a huge response online. Lo-fi hazy rapping over an array of sampled soul loops, you need to hear this one.

                                  ‘Dada’ conceived first as a dream, then manifested into reality as instruments and voices recorded onto magnetic tape — is the newest sonic artefact by the group known as B Boys.

                                  Over the course of the album, the 13 songs explore connections between language, self-awareness, introspection and unconventional serenity.

                                  A nod to the collective unconscious by way of personal reflection. Experiential wisdom filtered through a tin of mints and a fresh pair of chinos.

                                  Debut Album.

                                  Hometown: Brooklyn, NY / Denton, TX.

                                  “B Boys have a knack for brevity, establishing ideas and concepts and moving on before they get stale” – Exclaim.

                                  “Warm and heavy with grit, the tracks on the EP build on the foundation of many classic punk acts from Wire to Parquet Courts, with flangy guitars and ambivalent vocals over tight, frantic rhythms” – Stereogum.

                                  “Wildly charismatic vocals, sudden textual shifts, snappy song lengths and driving groove across the board” – Popmatters.


                                  They Forget / Trash & Mystery

                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2015 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                    Previously unreleased demos from 80s new wave band B-Movie. Their 1982 single "Nowhere Girl" became an international club hit, earning the band a worldwide fan base. In 1981 B-Movie signed to the Phonogram imprint Deram and had their biggest UK commercial success with the single “Remembrance Day”, which reached No 61 on the UK charts. A must for all collectors of new wave / synthpop.

                                    Three tracks of left-of-centre dance music music from the Ears Have Eyes label bosses Murun B and Ivor E.

                                    The track names draw on imagery from hazy memories of cartoons from our childhood.
                                    Detroit leaning techno, breakbeat-house and 3am trippy goodness. 

                                    Canadian producer B. Traits returns to her In.Toto imprint with two vigorous cuts entitled "People’s Nation".

                                    Based in London for the best part of a decade; DJ, producer and BBC Radio 1 host B. Traits has become one of the world’s most influential electronic music tastemakers via her weekly show as part of the BBC’s legendary Friday night line-up, exploring the deeper, darker and more leftfield realms of house and techno.

                                    Launched in 2016, In.Toto signified a career milestone as it also marked B.Traits’ return to production following a four year hiatus. "Still Point / North Shore" - the label’s debut release - sold out within one day, and was quickly followed by imprint’s second lauded release, "Basic Scenario". Meanwhile, B.Traits recently dropped an otherworldly remix of "Queendom" by Norwegian dreamy pop sensation, Aurora.

                                    Thudding kicks, rattling hats and effervescent synths make way for a gated echoing vocal in "People’s Nation", generating a robust and mesmerising roller complete with endorphine rushing energy. On the flip, "Inside My Love" utilizes delayed stabs, vacillating bass rhythms and filtered samples throughout, making for an airtight high pressure slammer that should keep strobe technicians busy for the duration. Big one for all techno lovers this beaut.

                                    One of Warp’s original signees B12 announce the reissue of their cult classic "Electro-Soma". Originally released in the early 90’s, a key era for hugely influential electronic music. With its gleaming surfaces, supple rhythms and utopian strings, B12’s "Electro-Soma" is among the most distinctive albums of this time. B12 went from anonymous figures on the fringe of the dance scene to emblems of techno and IDM. The duo were also involved in the Artificial Intelligence series from which this was the fourth edition, other releases included Aphex Twin (under the Polygon Window guise), The Black Dog and Autechre. "Electro-Soma" was a compilation hand picked by Warp founder Rob Mitchell from the tracks he loved on early B12 Records 12"s, with a few pieces made specifically for the album including ambient opening theme "Soundtrack of Space" 
                                    Originally inspired by punk, pirate radio, East London soca parties and above all Detroit techno, the B12 sound has inspired generations of electronic artists and the tracks are still played out at underground clubs around the world.

                                    "Electro-Soma II" is a companion volume compiled by B12 of other early B12 Records track of same vintage, deep cuts, rarities - on vinyl for the first time.

                                    All tracks have been remastered from original sources and the package includes track-by-track annotation, a new essay about the early years of B12 by Ben Murphy, plus archival photos, flyers and other memorabilia from the period.


                                    Time Tourist - Reissue

                                    New edition of the second B12 album, originally released by Warp in 1996. It continues the sleek, Detroit-inspired sci-fi techno moves of their "Electro-Soma" era, but ties the tracks to a playful concept in which the tracks are presented as an educational soundtrack designed by the 22nd-century company B12 Systems. Housed in an evocative Designer’s Republic sleeve based on a classic Trevor Webb airbrush painting, the sleevenotes riff on a dystopian future society looking back at the primitive past and includes references to such genre touchstones as Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick and Star Wars. For the new vinyl edition the original 'B12 technology times' sleevenote has been re-designed as a standalone booklet insert, and there is an A5 sticker sheet of future corporate logos from the Time Tourist universe. The download card includes 4 previously unheard alternate versions of tracks from the album.

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Matt says: UK space-techno enthusiasts B12 return with more of their indelible sound. Existing in the same star cluster as Martin Bond's Reel By Real project, "Time Tourist" nails that serene, interstella atmosphere perfectly; elevating all listeners into the stars and onboard the spacecraft.

                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                    2xColoured LP Info: Comes with booklet, sticker sheet and d/l card including 4 previously unheard alternate versions.

                                    2xColoured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                    Taking its name from two renowned members of The Red Army Faction, the album tells the story of the organisation and was recorded by Haines between Auteurs albums.

                                    Long unavailable, the album has been remastered and expanded with five bonus tracks, including four previously unreleased tracks taken from a remix EP that was never commercially released.

                                    The album comes with brand new sleeve-notes by Luke Haines.

                                    Iceland born, Norway based producer, BG Baarregaard, drops in for the inaugural vinyl outing of Austin, TX based imprint, Whiskey Pickle Records (possibly an early contender for label title of the year). "The Buskerud Tales EP" comes complete with four, silky smooth original productions that lie somewhere between street soul and 80s boogie, Balearic beat and classic soulful / deep house. It's the latter that begins proceedings as we get the sumptuous textures and soulful vox of "Get Up". "Tokyo 1988" is a nice clean Balearic tune, super slick digital production and a strong sense of musicality marking this lush, dreamy little number. "Kick The Burger" touches on that sunblushed, street soul sound and will go down a treat with the Full Beam! FM crew. Finally, "From Oslo To Aal (By Train)" allows a cushiony soft, blissed out Balearic-house hybrid to serenade our tired minds and bodies, offering up a sensuous aural massage to wash away and pains and strains. Let BG Baarregaard into your world for some sonic healing! Wonderful stuff.

                                    Pascal Babare

                                    Thunderclap Spring

                                      Possessed of a looseness, a lightness and a prodigious songwriting ability that belies his years, Pascal Babare is a future slacker superstar who demands the attention of all fans of Vetiver, Elliott Smith, Iron & Wine, Peter Broderick, Grizzly Bear, Bright Eyes and Animal Collective. Recorded across three continents, 'Thunderclap Spring' is an ecstatic collection of morning ragas, evening croons and kaleidoscope melodies; these wide-eyed mantras set the trajectory for a new artist destined for truly great things. Already attracting the attention of celebrity fans and tastemakers, Pascal's first album delivers a set of uniquely charming songs that will creep under many a skin this Autumn moon. Warm, rickety, direct and honest, "Thunderclap Spring" confirms Pascal Babare as a serious prospect and a highly unusual talent.

                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                      Cassette Info: Available as a limited cassette with download code in an edition of 300, and digital download, ‘Thunderclap Spring’ precedes a full scale Babare release scheduled for Spring 2010, and is the first album from blackmaps limited, a Tokyo and London based label.


                                      Your Love / It's Not Easy

                                        Third single from West London five-piece.
                                        New single from Babestation, with lush synths and strings creating a warm, atmospheric, alt-pop song.

                                        Babies Three

                                        File Under Retaliation

                                        Kent band in hardcore / emocore shock!! This great little band sound bloody good. It's authentic and totally enjoyable emo with that darker,harder edge to it and at a great price for a longish disc.

                                        The Babies

                                        The Wilds

                                        LebensStrasse Records are very proud to present the EP "The Wilds" 7”, from the much loved and wildly band The Babies. In a limited and hand numbered edition of 500 copies.

                                        The Babies are a New York adventure, comprising the Vivian Girls frontwoman Cassie Ramone, the bassist from Woods Kevin Morby, the Bossy’s drummer, Justin Sullivan and Nathanael Stark. With releases out already on Keep It Yours Records and Shrimper (their 2011 debut long player), there has been much excitement about this ultra-limited EP.

                                        LebensStrasse say; 'Their songs portray, in a beautiful and intense way, the experience of those who, consciously or unconsciously, are facing the contradictions of a city, wanting to live there like in a house full of friends on the beach front. If they were a drawing, they would be a tattoo illustrating a trip, which departed, then with the skin covered by the dust of a desert road, sometimes with the hair covered by the wave’s foam in an endless and empty beach.'

                                        Another outstanding Jazz fusion release for Dynamite cuts. Limited edition 7” release of 2 masterpieces by Alice Babs and Nils Lindberg's Orchestra. Both tracks ‎taken from the “Music With A Jazz Flavour” LP. A necessity for any Jazz collector.

                                        Baby Charles

                                        Back Of My Hand / Coming From A Higher Place

                                        The long-awaited debut Baby Charles single is finally here! This limited edition 45 precedes the band's debut album, and includes irresistible R&B stomper "Back Of My Hand", featuring vocals by Dionne Charles, and instrumental deep funk monster "Coming From A Higher Place". If you dig Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Quantic Soul Orchestra, Sweet Vandals or Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, you'll definitely love this 100% deep funk and soul goodness.

                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        7" Info: Limited dinked 45.

                                        'A retro romo romp through a New York ghost world that is neither the drainpipe-and-denim sweat pile of CBGBs nor the mirrorball glitz of Studio 54 but somewhere in between' – Uncut. 'Imagine if fate had been kinder and Ian Curtis was still with us and recording with Money Mark, producing low-fi paeans to the everyday struggles of life and love writ through with a wry irony. A crooner for our times, Baby Dayliner's monotone voice and cranky instrumentation belies a hopeless romantic who would make Serge Gainsbourg and Leonard Cohen smile' - Wallpaper Magazine.

                                        One of entertainment’s most flamboyant musical artistes of the last decade, Baby Dee is back with a new album, "Regifted Light", on Drag City Records.

                                        The album is not merely charming, nor simply enchanting and / or deeply touching - it is also an unusually arrayed album, scattering four vocal performances among eight smartly arranged, classically focused instrumentals, creating quintessential Baby Dee in all her unconventional glory.

                                        "Regifted Light" was produced by the amazing Andrew WK. The arresting cover is the distinctive work of the acclaimed Dutch artist Christina De Vos.

                                        Baby Dee’s musical career has seen her perform worldwide with musical connoisseurs such as Will Oldham (who co-produced ‘Safe Inside The Day’ with Matt Sweeney), Antony Hegarty, Marc Almond, Alex Neilson and David Tibet.

                                        Baby Huey

                                        The Living Legend - The Baby Huey Story (180g Vinyl Edition)

                                        Legendary soul singer Baby Huey was graced with a stunning, fierce voice on par with Otis Redding and Howard Tate, wailing and howling one moment and tender and sentimental the next. 'The Living Legend - The Baby Huey Story' is his only album, released in 1971 postmortem by his manager Marv Heinman and Curtis Mayfield (who also has writing credits for "Mighty, Mighty", "Running" and "Hard Times").

                                        While Baby Huey was in the midst of recording tracks for his debut album, he died as a result of a heart attack in 1970. Heinman and Mayfield took what had already been recorded, added some instrumental tracks that had been recorded previously and managed to gather up enough for the album's release.

                                        A quarter century after its release, 'The Baby Huey Story' went on to become a cult classic among soul musicians and hip hop fans. Its single "Hard Times" in particular has been sampled many times, by artists such as Ice Cube, A Tribe Called Quest, and Ghostface Killah, and was covered by John Legend & The Roots in 2010 for the album 'Wake Up!'

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Sara says: A big fellow with a big soulful voice, worth a listen if you haven't heard it.

                                        Baby In Vain

                                        More Nothing

                                          Baby In Vain are a three-piece from Copenhagen, Denmark. Think Queens Of The Stone Age, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Sonic Youth. Their debut album, ‘More Nothing’, was produced by Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Torres, Bat For Lashes).

                                          The band have previously toured with The Kills, Thurston Moore, Ty Segall, Jesus and Mary Chain.

                                          Partisan Records released the ‘For The Kids’ EP in April 2016 and it went to #1 in the Denmark vinyl charts.

                                          “Denmark’s Baby in Vain are giving guitar music a snarling shot of adrenaline” -NME

                                          “A band whose sheer unrelenting attack can leave you breathless” - Clash

                                          “Songs that thrum with fearlessness and great confidence” - The Guardian

                                          “A visceral combination of Sleater Kinney, Babes In Toyland, and Queens Of The Stone Age with boss-ass results” - Noisey

                                          “The Danish trio don’t fuck around.” - DIY

                                          Parlophone are thrilled to announce that the third Babyshambles album Sequel To The Prequel. The album was recorded at Question Du Son, Paris and mixed in The Bunker, London, with producer/mixer and long time 'Shambles collaborator Stephen Street.

                                          Filled with hooks and humour, the album features some of the band’s finest ever lyrics ranging from the tender to the downright hilarious. Musically it has already been called their most accomplished and collaborative work to date.

                                          As Peter Doherty told the NME recently, “I don’t want this to be half arsed, I want to get up there and really fu*king smash it out. Babyshambles aren’t back, this band has always been here”.

                                          The album - featuring sleeve artwork by Brit-art icon Damien Hirst - is released on CD, and on heavyweight 12" clear vinyl LP (including a CD of the album, plus artwork poster).

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Andy says: Proper songs and a solid production make this a surprisingly coherent effort from the erstwhile Libertines man.

                                          A broad range of influences shine through on this album, from the Kinks, through to punk, Stone Roses, a touch of Soul 2 Soul, 80s indie, Madness, Blondie, Motown, Britpop and even one inspired by their UK number four hit single "Fuck Forever". Lyrically, the album captures the many facets of Peter's character: storyteller, lyricist, street poet, hopeless romantic and chronicler of British life. From capturing the feeling at sunrise after a night on the tiles, to delving into a self-destructive 20 year marriage ("Baddie's Boogie") this is an album of rare emotional breadth. The album even manages to immortalise Peter's doodle invention (and "Down In Albion" cover star) French Dog in one of the album's highlights "French Dog Blues". All songs are written by Peter Doherty, with contributions from Mick, Adam and the band. "Shotter's Nation" is a record for fans and newcomers alike with each listen revealing new complexities in the arrangements. Forget the obsessions of celebrity media: this is about the music. This is the album that Peter Doherty and Babyshambles have always promised to make.

                                          The Babys

                                          On The Edge

                                          Often described as a 'turntable band' (played a lot but few sales) The Babys really were on their last legs by the time they recorded this 1980 album. There is so much quality in both songwriting and performance on thaes reissues it's hard to say what went wrong--most of it has to be down to bad timing, if you like hard tight rock licks this is the stuff for you.

                                          Luis Enriquez Bacalov

                                          L’amica (O.S.T.)

                                          L'AMICA (1969) is an intriguing Alberto Lattuada film starring Lisa Gastoni  Gabriele Ferzetti, Elsa Martinelli, Ray Lovelock, Jean Sorel and Frank Wolff.  
                                          This stunning soundtrack highlights the excellent piano technique and the jazz stylings of Bacalov mixed with exotic and erotic atmospheres characterized by extraordinary orchestration, harp, congas and the typical persuasive vocalism of those years (all by the great Nora Orlandi). It’s followed by "Rio, Zona Sul", refined samba-jazz on a massive percussive tapestry. "'Round Nassau” offers an elegant and dreamy atmosphere in Les Baxter’s style adding flute and female wordless vocals. "Swingin' easy in Tanganyika" is another extraordinary jazzy piece, primarily piano and drums with flourishes of resplendent fute. The side is closed by a previously unpublished version of the theme that was not included on the original Fonit Cetra LP.
                                          The B-side rearranges the themes in a more melancholy and symphonic style without renouncing jazz as in the gem “Episodio in 3/4". The ballad "The Bitter Truth" is sung by Fiorenza Mormile in English.

                                          Luis Bacalov

                                          La Seduzione

                                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                            Italian soundtrack holy grail and one of the most regarded scores by the majestic Oscar Award winning maestro Luis Bacalov. Original soundtrack for the Drama/Erotic film directed by Fernando Di Leo, shot in beautiful Sicily, IT. Totally destroys all his Soundtrack productions with a big orchestra selection featuring some of the best Italian grooves ever - terrific Funk beats, mind-melting scats, Brazilian influenced music with loads of dope Exotic vibes. A gigantic Italian music masterpiece finally available for the joy of collectors!

                                            Limited edition of 500 copies exclusive for RSD 2017.

                                            Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band

                                            The Serpent's Mouth

                                            Following up on the massive worldwide success of their debut album "55", Bacao Rhythm & Steel band is back with another heavy duty offering. Picking up where they left off and incorporating a ton of new recording techniques they take a huge step forward with "The Serpent’s Mouth". Named after the eight-mile strait between the island of Trinidad and the coast of Venezuela, "The Serpent’s Mouth" is a journey through both originals and covers, combining classic elements that wide-eared music fans already know, and mashing them up in new and unique ways. Take “1 Thing” – on it, the group attacks the galloping, chopped Amerie smash hit, with singing pans that follow the R & B vocal.

                                            The sound is crisp and up-front, arguably more muscular than the 2005 original. On “Great To Be Here,” they take on the Jackson 5 B-Boy favorite (which stretches back to the Zulu Nation / Bronx block party days) – uncoincidentally, the original version featured a guitar lick that emulated a steel pan run. Here, it gets an even more pulsating groove, adding open-drums breaks throughout, to get DJs salivating. The group veers through more inventively-constructed covers as the album’s sequence continues, including Gang Starr’s “All For The Cash”; Mary J. Blige’s “I Love You”; and the recently unleashed first single, “XXplosive” and “Burn,” paying tribute to both Dr. Dre and Mobb Deep for a bi-coastal funk party. And, as band leader Bjorn Wagner states, 'My favorite cover on the album is probably "Crockett Theme", which is the theme to ‘Miami Vice.’ I always loved the melody, and the cosmic vibe of the song, and I was honestly surprised that it worked without synthesizers.”

                                            This time around the group’s originals are even stronger, as evidenced by cuts like the flute-fueled break-fest of “Hoola Hoop”; the slow and spacey “Touchdown”; and the album’s title track, the future-epic-adventure-movie-soundtrack cut “The Serpent’s Mouth.” Wagner explains, 'I wrote the song with Bernhard Hummer as an instrumental fantasy story – think of pirates, smugglers and a dangerously beautiful sea passage towards the island. It became an allegory for our mind travels into the world of the steel pan.' "The Serpent’s Mouth" is sure to please past fans and newly-minted ones alike. It seems like a new era for Steel Drum music is upon us, and Bacao is firmly leading the way into the hearts of music fans around the world.

                                            Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band

                                            1 Thing / Hoola Hoop

                                            Following up on the massive success of their sophomore full length “The Serpent’s Mouth”, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is back with another dance floor classic. Side A is their already infamous cover of Amerie’s smash hit “1 Thing”. Done up in what is now their signature fashion, they take on the break originally lifted from The Meters, and believe it or not….step it up a notch. Steel pans play her infectious vocal melody lines over the raucous and crushing drum track. This will have the dance floor turning to the booth in amazement and wonder as soon as the pans come in. An absolute essential for DJs across the globe. The B Side, “Hoola Hoop” is a BRSB original tune, the stuff that B Boys dream about…Setting it off with a killer breakbeat intro that drops into pan hits and flute flourishes, never losing the groove and full of energy. They trade off leads from flute to steel pans while running through turnarounds and drum fills building more energy the whole time like a snowball rolling down a mountain headed right for the speakers.

                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            David says: Boom! Amerie and steel drums! What more could you ask for? Sounds like carnival without having to leave the house.

                                            Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band

                                            Burn / Xxxplosive

                                            Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band return with another instantly classic 45 guaranteed to be all over DJs set lists. With their sophomore full length coming in September, they treat us to another bomb of a two sider. Side A is a cover of the Dr Dre hit “XXplosive” done up in proper BRSB fashion, smashing drums and steel pans playing the lead and bass lines. They take this one into new territory by adding synth parts and dubbed out horn lines playing Nate Dogg’s infamous vocal hook melodies. Side B takes on one of NYCity’s grimiest Hip Hop club anthems, Mobb Deep’s “Burn”. We decided to do this tune and demoed it out long before the unfortunate passing of Prodigy.

                                            Unfortunately, he will never get to hear this cover, and that has been one of the nicest things in covering some of these more current Hip Hop tunes. Rest In Peace P. BRSB manages to do it again…..a version equally as raw and punchy as the original. Pans bang out the iconic riff from the original, theremin ushers in the changes, and the low rubble of the synth bass is sure to crush the subwoofers.

                                            "My Electric Family" is an arresting development in the world of sweet pop music. Bachelorette's music beams to us through a universe of unconquered pop music, where long beams of sunlight extend to infinity, and blue moons rise wistfully in the deep purple expanse. She stands in the cradle of modern songwriting, that of psychedelic pop music. The sense of infinite possibility felt in those songs, the desire to manipulate a collective sensation to become anything at all, informs Bachelorette's journey. Bachelorette's song structures are traditionally examinations of love and longing, the exploration of self versus self and in relation to the surrounding, silent universe. The songs of "My Electric Family" emphasize a particular fascination: the meeting of man and machine.

                                            Daniel Bachman

                                            Brother Green / Honeysuckle Reel

                                              Daniel Bachman is a 22 year old musician born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been playing what he describes as "psychedelic appalachia" since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus.

                                              Touring off and on since the age of 17, Bachman has managed to cover thorough ground across the US, sharing stages with like minded folk such as fellow Fredericksburg native Jack Rose, for whom he fashioned the artwork for the posthumous release of 'Luck In The Valley'.

                                              His newest effort is the full length LP 'Seven Pines', sprung from a year living and working in the city of Philadelphia. The sound results in a combination of homesick worried blues and the ecstatic buzz of fresh experience and a new life in unknown territory. Familiar and known, but also seeking to access memories from lives past, dead and gone.

                                              This 7" was available only (until now!) on Bachman's Spring 2013 full US tour. Limited to 500 copies.

                                              Daniel Bachman

                                              Jesus I'm A Sinner

                                                Jesus I'm a Sinner is the 4th LP by Daniel Bachman. The album was recorded in Rappahannock County Virginia at Forrest Marquisee's studio inside his father's woodshop in May of 2013 after spending just around 8 months on the road. The first song Sarah Anne is a song for one of his best friends and sister Sarah Anne Bachman, and is also his first full song for the lap guitar. Honeysuckle Reel is a springtime tune. For that first day when the heat and humidity sets in and the smell of the honeysuckle bloom creeps in your open windows driving. Happy One Step is a guitar/fiddle duet with Sally Morgan of the Black Twig Pickers/The Freight Hoppers. It is a Cajun tune by Dennis McGee. Jesus I'm a Sinner is for cutting loose. Variation on Goose Chase is a version of Virgil Anderson's Goose Chase.

                                                Although attempted to adapt to the guitar, playing it on the banjo was the only way to keep the feel of the original version. Under the Shade of the Trees has the undertone and drone of the 17 year cicada hatch that hit Virginia summer of 2013. The title is taken from Stonewall Jackson's last words on his deathbed "Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees". Chattanooga is played by Sally Anne Morgan (fiddle) and Charlie Devine (banjo). This version was taken from Blaine Smith. Blenheim is the name of the Latané family's property in Westmorland Co. Virginia. Its a song for good food, drinks and solid company nestled on the banks of the Potomac River. Leaving Istanbul (4 AM) is a frustration song and the feeling of being very tired thousands and thousands of miles away from home.

                                                Every major record released by Daniel Bachman has rightly been greeted by critical acclaim. Starting with 2012’s Seven Pines and running through 2014’s Orange Co. Seranade, each album has been lauded as his best release to date. In each of these instances, the critics have been correct. Even more impressive than the breadth and depth of each album has been the fact that Bachman has continued to top himself with respect to composition, technique, instrumentation and artistry on such a consistent basis. Given this sort of track record, what can we expect from River?

                                                Simply stated, River is Bachman’s best album. Everything written previously by the critics about his albums applies once again with one change: he just got better. Unconventionally, it opens with the breathtaking and robust fourteen minute epic “Won’t You Cross Over To That Other Shore.” Proving his ability to write music that keeps the listener engaged (even across such a long tune), Bachman successfully uses tempo changes, varied picking patterns and melodic exploration, all without ever getting lost in pointless improvisation too far from the overall theme.

                                                Bachman has always been quick to have his music serve as a homage to his musical and geographical roots in Virginia. River is no exception. Here he tips his hat to Jack Rose (“Levee”) and William Moore (“Old Country Rock”) through his interpretations of their songs. Bachman’s playing and flourishes on these tracks simultaneously acknowledge the influence each of these men has on his development and style. His love for old American music and deft skill at adapting traditional tunes allows listeners of all levels of sophistication to feel welcome at his musical table.

                                                Whether one is newly discovering the world of American primitivism, or is already deeply into the experimental world, Bachman’s playing draws the listener in and takes them places.

                                                On three of River’s successive tracks – “Farnham,” “Song For The Setting Sun I” and “Song For The Setting Sun II” – Bachman takes the listener on an aural journey through the back roads of the foothills of the Blue Ridge to calm coastal waters. Much like driving by a stunning vista and feeling compelled to pull over and take it all in, “Song for the Setting Sun I” continually surprises with a beautiful set of melodies that cause you to stop anything else you are doing in anticipation of how the music will continue to unfold. This track alone demonstrates the leap that is River in Bachman’s maturity of both artistry and compositional understanding. The album closes with a reprise of “Won’t You Cross Over To That Other Shore.” As its notes play out, it is almost certain that you will continuously hum one or another of the album’s rich melodies long after play has ended.

                                                Over the course of the last several years Daniel Bachman has stepped out of the shadow of influential solo guitarists past and present. River, the definitive document of his skill and talent, proves that Bachman is pushing the boundaries of solo acoustic guitar. 

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                LP Info: LP version pressed on 140gram Dutch vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket with download card.

                                                Eric Bachmann

                                                No Recover

                                                  There was something sinister about Crooked Fingers, both the name of the project and the music that Eric Bachmann wrote at the helm of its ever-shifting lineups over 15 years. He retired the moniker a couple of years ago, but with his third album under his own name, the transformation feels gorgeous and final and irreversible: No Recover. The drunken louts and red devil dawns are a thing of the past now, monuments to a different time. Bachmann, husband and recent father, has some new lenses through which to view the world. But while No Recover is decidedly mellow and reflective, do not mistake it for the work of a relaxed, satisfied songwriter, sitting on some Georgia porch with a stalk of wheat between his lips, gently rocking a cradle with his foot and whistling an old tune.

                                                  No, the Eric Bachmann of 2018 seems to view life with a sort of disgruntled maturity and righteous resignation. No Recover is both harrowing and beautiful, and its mellowness can be deceiving. The album is mostly just him, a classical guitar, some treated rhythm tracks, and otherworldly drop-ins from singer Avery Leigh Draut and guitarist Eric Johnson, Bachmann's old pal from their Archers of Loaf days. He's got a lot on his mind, only some of it pretty. The sunset on the album’s cover might be the end of a cruel world for the duo in “Jaded Lover, Shady Drifter,” who introduce No Recover; they feel like flip-side lovers, both sonically and lyrically, of the couple at the center of Bring On the Snakes’ “The Rotting Strip.” But that dark sentiment is quickly reversed with “Daylight,” one of Bachmann’s most stunning vocal performances ever: For a guy who earned his stripes by shredding his vocal cords in the ’90s, he sure can croon.

                                                  And though the words cast some shadows—“fight for your life,” he implores—ultimately there is hope. “If you try, you can be loved.” Same goes, to a less direct degree, for “Waylaid,” the record’s jauntiest song, and a meditation on failure and love that leaves room for Johnson’s bright-but-mournful electric guitar to take center stage. But leave it to Bachmann to save the best for last: No Recover ends with one song for his wife and another for his son.

                                                  Killer Nu Groove / 90's NYC House style tracks on Tartelet

                                                  B FROM E (Frej Garcia Levin) represents a new generation of talented young artists making waves in Copenhagen. Of Mexican-Danish descent, and born and raised in the notorious tower blocks of the south-western suburbs of Copenhagen, the 27-year old is on the up-and- up. In high demand as the founder of boom bap rap group NATKAT, producer of pop outfit Ny Sensei (New Sensei) and head of tape-only label Buddahood, the multi-talent seems to have a hand in everything at the moment. His 2017 debut ‘Porno TR-XXX’ (C.U.P) saw some of the hottest names in the game spinning B FROM E at last year’s Dekmantel festival, resulting in offers from several well-known record labels.

                                                  His new record on Tartelet Records comes as four cuts exploring different paths of the garage house sound. The opener ‘Dark Energy’ is fueled by filthy breaks and a nostalgic theme that would not be out of place in an early Atari computer game. ‘The People (Dream Mix)’ is a trippy tour through subtle layered melodies, carried by a stripped-back groove.

                                                  On the B-side you will find ‘Positive Sister (2605 Tool)’: a chunky cut with a serious bassline. Saving the best for last, ‘You Will See’, rounds off the record in style. A feel-good tune that is sure to get plenty of spins this summer. HOT TIP!

                                                  Bad Astronaut V Armchair Martian

                                                  Split EP

                                                  Bad Astronaut from Santa Barbara, CA consist of Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies) on guitar and vocals, Marko 72 (Nerfherder, Swingin¹ Utters) on bass, and Derrick Plourde (Lagwagon) on drums. They've released a CDEP on Fat Wreck Chords and will soon be releasing their debut full length. Armchair Martian have released three full-length CDs. This release consists of each band covering three of the other bands' songs and a collaborative effort on the seventh. All songs are exclusive to this split EP.

                                                  Bad Astronaut


                                                  From Santa Barbera, California, a 10 song mini album entitled "Acrophobe". This is cracking emo-core from Joey and Derrick from Lagwagon and Marko 72. A real departure from the Lagwagon sound, with the use of keyboards and a variety of stringed instruments. I think it's one of the best and most varied releases on the excellent Honest Don's label for ages.

                                                  Bad Astronaut

                                                  Houston, We Have A Drinking Problem

                                                  Great title and great band featuring three members of Lagwagon and now expanded to a septet. Their unique sound of synthesized space / rock / pop punk has just got bigger. "Houston, We Have A Drinking Problem" is the band's first full length and is an assured and exciting mix of electronics like drum machines, computers, and sequencers, along with an equal showing of analog synths, piano, electric guitars, traditional percussion, real strings, and even a bit of harmonica.

                                                  BadBadNotGood is a young supremely talented trio of musicians made up of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums. Since their inception at Humber College’s Music Performance program in 2011, the three have challenged the rule book on improvised instrumental music and taken jazz tradition into the future.

                                                  With early champions including acclaimed BBC broadcaster Gilles Peterson and Tyler, The Creator who helped fuel their discovery with a series of live jams that instantly went viral and dubbed them the “Odd Trio”, the band released their first EP BBNG in June 2011 to wide praise. The marriage of jazz virtuosity and hip hop source material offered a fresh take on the traditional “standard” applied to hip hop classics by taking on choice cuts from the golden era rap cannon and writing inspired arrangements for them instead of one-dimensional covers.

                                                  Now, the inseparable friends are prepping to release their biggest project to dateIII on prodigious young label Innovative Leisure, a highly-anticipated project ushering in the group’s newest explorations which are proving to be limitless.

                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                  2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                  Bad Boys Blue


                                                    The second album by the phenomenally popular 80s group Bad Boys Blue, “Heartbeat” was originally released in 1986 and is BACK on vinyl with remastered sound and with high quality embossed sleeve and poster. It features a couple of international hits, “Kissed And Tears” and “I Wanna Hear Your Heartbeat”. MIRUMIR music publishing create a Deluxe edition, which everyone will want to get, even if they have an original LP.

                                                    Bad Boys Blue

                                                    Hot Girls, Bad Boys

                                                      Attention, Eurodisco fans! The classic 80's sound is back on vinyl! Bad Boys Blue, one of the most important pop bands of that era, is again available on deluxe edition audiophile vinyl, remastered sound, with high quality embossed sleeves and posters. The first album “Hot Girls, Bad Boys”, released in 1985, features top International hits “You’re A Woman” and “Pretty Young Girl”.

                                                      Bad Boys Blue

                                                      Love Is No Crime

                                                        In 1987, during the recording of the single “Come Back And Stay” Tony Hendrik and Karen Hartmann decided to replace lead vocalist Trevor Taylor with John McInerney. Since then John has become a kind of special feature of Bad Boys Blue. "Love Is No Crime” has two hit-singles: “Charlene”, a song from the repertoire of Roxanne, another Tony Hendrik and Karin Hartmann artist, and, of course, the classic title track.

                                                        First album in 5 years from the legendary hardcore group.

                                                        "This album takes us back to self-produced record shines with Bad Brains' true sense of freedom and musical experimentation, with blends of soulful backgrounds meshed with blistering hardcore and metal riffs, with classic dub," says Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains.

                                                        Considered to be the "holy grail" of punk rock, Bad Brains are one of the definitive American punk groups who garner the same respect as Sex Pistols, Black Flag, The Ramones and The Clash. It's a return to form for the band that helped define American Punk and Hardcore music.

                                                        Bad Religion


                                                          This digitally re-mastered version of "Suffer" comes with new art and finally allows you to hear this album the way it was meant to be heard! BR's third album that was hailed as "Best Album Of The Year" by punk bibles Flipside and Maximum Rock 'n Roll. Bad Religion's 1987 release, is one of their finest. The band (which saw the original line-up reunite for the album's release) was improving and becoming more and more focused with each successive release, and SUFFER showed the band as one of the world's top thought-provoking punk outfits. Although many similar-sounding bands have taken Bad Religion's patented sound further chartwise, few have been able to truly top such Bad Religion classics as "You Are (the Government)," the title track, "Do What You Want," and "What Can You Do?"

                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                          Coloured LP Info: 300 copies only, Milky Clear with Red Splatter Vinyl.

                                                          Cincinnati duo Bad Veins are set to release their new album “The Mess We’ve Made” via a new deal with the Heist or Hit Records in the UK. The album, recorded over a three-month period in a church turned recording studio, is the follow up to their self-titled US debut album released on Dangerbird Records in 2009. A single “Don’t Run”, from the album, is being released in the run up.

                                                          Bad Veins – Benjamin Davis (vocals, keyboard, guitar, etc,) and Sebastien Schultz (Drums), take to the stage in army uniforms. Seb thrashes his kit like 2 demented punk drummers, while Ben croons laconically over the top. Their show also features a vintage megaphone, a rotary telephone and the 3rd member of the band – a reel-to-reel tape player named Irene. In 2007 they took their extraordinary performance and began relentlessly crisscrossing the US, climaxing with a high profile New York CMJ Festival show, where they were awarded the ‘Breakout and Of The Year’ accolade. Not only did they build a massive cult following, but they also toured with the likes of Frightened Rabbit and We Were Promised Jetpacks and won the first ever “Target Music Maker Award” at the Tribeca Film Festival.

                                                          Angelo Badalamenti

                                                          Music From Twin Peaks

                                                          "Lucy, put Harry on the horn." And so began the most unique, iconic and absurd series in the history of television. For two glorious seasons we pressed our nose to the glass and watched the strange and beautiful goings on in Washington's weirdest logging town. We looked on in awe as Cooper drank coffee, ate cherry pie and savoured the woodland smells, got close to Audrey but kept a respactable distance. We rooted for Norma and Ed, Harry and Joan, Andy and Lucy, Margaret and her log, and laughed ourselves queasy at James and Donna's hilariously wet highschool romance. We tried to find Laura Palmer's killer, figure out the Red Room and the Black Lodge and work out exactly how Cooper got in touch with Diane. We failed, gave up and enjoyed the goings on anyway. And throughout it all, we were swept along on the thematic perfection of Angelo Badalamenti's sublime score. From the swelling bass and dreamy chords of the title music to the bittersweet beauty of "Laura's Theme", from Audrey's seductive jazz to the smokey sweetness of "Dance Of The Dream Man", the score never put a foot wrong. And now, for the first time in 25 years it's back on vinyl and CD, freshly remastered and properly pressed by Warners ahead of a brand new series! Aces!

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Patrick says: In a rare triumph of synchronicity, the finest TV show ever made also boasted the best soundtrack ever written. And that gorgeous, glorious, dreamy soundtrack is now available on vinyl ahead of a BRAND NEW SERIES! As lovely as Audrey and as cool as Agent Cooper, this is aces!

                                                          Angelo Badalamenti

                                                          Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me

                                                          'Through the darkness of future past
                                                          The magican longs to see
                                                          One chance out between two worlds:
                                                          Fire walk with me...'

                                                          Seeming to emanate directly from the dark heart of the Black Lodge, "Fire Walk With Me" is an altogether more brooding affair than the Twin Peaks series soundtrack. The surreal atmosphere and airbrushed shimmer remain, but the melancholic notes, minor key melodies and sustained bass tones are perfectly in keeping with the unending disquiet and foreboding which David Lynch achieved. Badalamenti won a grammy for the title track of this LP and it’s not hard to see why- it’s dangerous, and bursting with smokey jazz thanks to Jimmy Scott. 

                                                          Angelo Badalamenti

                                                          Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

                                                            Fire Walk With Me is an altogether more brooding affair than the Twin Peaks series soundtrack. Badalamenti won a grammy for the title track of this LP and it’s not hard to see why- it’s dangerous, and bursting with smokey jazz thanks to Jimmy Scott. Death Waltz went back to the master tapes in the Warner Archives and had this recut to fit across two LPs as the score clocks in at 51 minutes. It sounds incredible and punchy, but super nuanced too.

                                                            • Director approved artwork
                                                            • Composer approved audio
                                                            • Sleeve notes by film critic Mark Kermode (approved by David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti)
                                                            • Vinyl re-master by Tal Miller at Warner Archives
                                                            • Laquers cut by David Cheppa at Plush Vinyl
                                                            • 2 x 180G Cherry Pie vinyl
                                                            • 425gsm Gatefold sleeve housed inside a bespoke black die cut outer jacket with black spot varnish finish, complete with obi strip.

                                                            "Lucy, put Harry on the horn." And so began the most unique, iconic and absurd series in the history of television. For two glorious seasons we pressed our nose to the glass and watched the strange and beautiful goings on in Washington's weirdest logging town. We looked on in awe as Cooper drank coffee, ate cherry pie and savoured the woodland smells, got close to Audrey but kept a respactable distance. We rooted for Norma and Ed, Harry and Joan, Andy and Lucy, Margaret and her log, and laughed ourselves queasy at James and Donna's hilariously wet highschool romance. We tried to find Laura Palmer's killer, figure out the Red Room and the Black Lodge and work out exactly how Cooper got in touch with Diane. We failed, gave up and enjoyed the goings on anyway. And throughout it all, we were swept along on the thematic perfection of Angelo Badalamenti's sublime score. From the swelling bass and dreamy chords of the title music to the bittersweet beauty of "Laura's Theme", from Audrey's seductive jazz to the smokey sweetness of "Dance Of The Dream Man", the score never put a foot wrong. And now, for the first time in 25 years it's back on vinyl (coffee coloured no less), freshly remastered and properly pressed by Death Waltz with the full approval of director David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti. Aces!

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Patrick says: In a rare triumph of synchronicity, the finest TV show ever made also boasted the best soundtrack ever written. And that gorgeous, glorious, dreamy soundtrack is now available on vinyl for the first time in 25 years, on coffee coloured vinyl no less. As lovely as Audrey and as cool as Agent Cooper, this is aces!

                                                            Wally Badarou

                                                            Echoes - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                            Badarou was one of the Compass Point All Stars (with Sly and Robbie, Barry Reynolds, Mikey Chung and Uziah “Sticky” Thompson), the in-house recording team of Compass Point Studios responsible for a long series of albums of the 1980s recorded by Grace Jones, Tom Tom Club, Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger, Black Uhuru, Gwen Guthrie, Jimmy Cliff and Gregory Isaacs. His keyboard playing can also be heard on albums by Robert Palmer, Marianne Faithfull, Herbie Hancock, Talking Heads, Foreigner, Melissa Etheridge, Manu Dibango and Miriam Makeba.

                                                            Limited 180g vinyl reissue of synth maestro Wally Badarou’s classic futuristic instrumental album ‘Echoes’ from 1983. Superb from start to finish, this electronic tour de force spawned several monster tracks including the wonderful Joe Claussell and Larry Levan favourite ‘Chief Inspector’, a bumping bouncing Korg and Moog-laden bomb which made its mark in the charts as well as on the dancefloor, showcasing the strong jazz-funk sensibility you’d expect from long-term Level 42 collaborator Badarou. Also features the hauntingly beautiful ‘Mambo’, a mesmerizing slo-mo epic instantly recognisable for its enormous contribution to Massive Attack’s hit ‘Daydreaming’ as well as hitting big for DJs such as Kevorkian at the time. Other gems on this amazing instrumental-only album include the sophisticated funk of big Baldelli play ‘Endless Race’, quirky afro-funky delight ‘Hi-Life’ and the cool and elegantly mellow ‘Waltz’ amongst others. Not to be missed!

                                                            After a prolific year as a sessionist in 1979, which saw him lend his silky synthesizer skills to Tumblack, the Gibson Brothers and M ("Pop Muzik"!), Wally Badarou arrived on Riviera LM Recording System, a subsidiary of French powerhouse Barclay, with the sweet soul of his debut solo LP "Back To Scales". Long out of print, and largely overlooked in favour of his admittedly supreme "Echoes" LP, the album has been a secret weapon for the disco, soul and Balearic connoisseurs thanks to the seemless fusion of Wally's enchanting melodies and the emerging electronic sounds of the era. Groove-heavy, soulful and synthetic, "Back To Scales" showcases all the lilting rhythms, intricate keys and potent island funk of "Echoes", while still staying true to the soulful stylings of the time. Out of reach for far too long, this reissue is a gift to everyone.

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Patrick says: Wally was a legend way before "Echoes", and this pristine Love Vinyl reissue returns his solo debut to shelves after far too long. Within the soulful grooves and perfect pop moments, we hear the origins of the innovative synthesis and pure Island funk we know so well.

                                                            BadBadNotGood is the talented young quartet of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, Alex Sowinski on drums & Leland Whitty on saxophone. They formed and became inseparable friends at Humber College's Music Performance program in 2011 and have been on a critically acclaimed, rule bending musical journey ever since. BBNG took the music world by storm with their 2014 LP, 'III', a brash yet refined record of angular jazz improvisations, lush ballads, krautrock and futuristic hip-hop tinged rhythms which led to a couple years of touring the world and collaborating with some of the best and brightest artists around the globe.

                                                            The boys are back with the new album 'IV', their most impressive and highly anticipated project yet. IV continues their forward thinking progression, sounding something like a jam session in space between Can, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, Weather Report, Arthur Russell and MF DOOM.

                                                            With tracks like "Time Moves Slow" featuring haunting vocals from Sam Herring of Future Islands, the syncopated groove of "Lavender," a collaboration with Montreal based producer Kaytranada, the rumbling fusion build of "Confessions Pt. II" featuring Colin Stetson on the bass sax, "Love" which is highlighted with smokey left field raps from Mick Jenkins and the epic chords of "Speaking Gently", 'IV' is an exploration in post-genre virtuosity.

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Ryan says: These guys never cease to amaze me, whilst also making me wish I'd have stuck it out at music school and studied Jazz. I can't get enough of this one, the production is perfect and they couldn't have chosen better people to collaborate with.

                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                            2xLP Info: Gatefold 2LP + Download.

                                                            Baddies found themselves in a strange position at the end of 2009. They had released the debut album, toured the world and ticked off a hefty amount on the 'things to do' list Reading Festival? Check. Glastonbury? Check. Japan? Check. You get the idea. The aftermath of all this hard work and globetrotting saw the band stationary in their hometown of Southend, catching their breath and realising they had rinsed everything possible from the debut campaign. It was now time to turn the page and begin a new chapter; the second album.

                                                            Tucked away in a dim and dusty studio, Baddies tinkered with new ideas and soon enough what emerged were the best bits of the old sound - spiky, scratchy guitars, hooks around every corner and manic vocals brought to life with an electronic pulse... creating an overall impression of a grander, broader and more mature version. Before long, Baddies had acquired enough material to finally make album number two and opted to make a swift return to the legendary Rockfield Studios. The next hurdle to overcome was how to fund this? One option could have been to queue up outside record labels, cap in hand and ask for a mammoth pot of money. In the scheme of things this was both unrealistic and not how Baddies wanted it. Instead, find a new way, retain independence and create a stronger bond with fans.

                                                            Enter, stage left, Pledge Music. Baddies launched the pledge campaign on Monday 2nd May 2011. To kick things off, the band released new single ‘Tiger Face’ on June 6th through Yoyo Acapulco which also featured an exclusive remix from DPPLGNGRS. Highlighting the huge fan base which Baddies have amassed over the years, the band quickly raised over £10,000 and 277 pledges in just over 3 months. In July, Baddies locked themselves away at Rockfield Studios and began the recording of the second album, with good friend and top producer Sean Genocky.

                                                            Badly Drawn Boy

                                                            Born In The UK

                                                            The unofficial release of Damon's new vinyl-only 'secret' single "Born In The UK". It comes lovingly packaged in unique Andy Votel designed 'Fish'n'Chip'style packaging, that folds out into a Badly Drawn Boy newspaper. Each of the exclusive one sided test-pressings also includes a Badly Drawn Boy wooden chip fork! it's available in three different colours but we can't guarantee which colour you'll get.... it'll be a nice surprise won't it!

                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                            Ltd 7" Info: Sooo limited, you wouldn't believe! JUST FOUND A COPY OF THIS - FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!

                                                            Badly Drawn Boy

                                                            The Video Collection

                                                              After four full-length albums, and 10 hit singles, XL Recordings is proud to issue "BDB DVD - The Video Collection", featuring eleven official videos, the rarely-seen clip for "My Friend Cubilas", exclusive live material, and some nifty hidden extras. The 8 page full-colour book includes a detailed content listing, featuring complete director credits. Badly Drawn Boy's videos have always been on the cutting edge - utilizing the behind-the-camera skills of such acclaimed directors as Nick Brandt (Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel), Hammer & Tongs (Blur, REM, Fatboy Slim), Grant Gee (Radiohead, Mansun), and more. This collection also features a live performance by the Doves ("Road Movie") and the very first video appearance of superstar Joan Collins. Animated menus include original single cover art courtesy of long-time collaborator and partner, Andy Votel.

                                                              Awesome 1997 debut album from Philadelphia's neo soul queen Erykah Badu. After several years of mainstream pop R&B the main output from the soul scene, her more organic boho soul-jazz vibes and Billie Holidayesque vocals came as a breath of fresh air. Includes such classic tracks such as "On & On", "Certainly (Flipped It)" and "Next Lifetime". Essential!

                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                              2xLtd LP Info: 180g vinyl.

                                                              LP Info: 9 track US only vinyl. Comes in black stickered sleeve.

                                                              Erykah Badu

                                                              Mama's Gun

                                                              'Mama's Gun' is the second studio album by neo soul singer Erykah Badu, released in 2000. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, the album incorporates funk, soul and jazz styles. Covering themes of insecurity, social issues and personal relationships, Badu delivered a highly intimate and personal album that reached Platinum two months after its release. 'Mama's Gun' features substantial contributions from several members of the Soulquarians outfit, of which Badu was a member. It also features guests such as soul singer Betty Wright and trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

                                                              The album contains the single "Bag Lady" which, with its colorful, artsy music video, shot to #1 on the R&B charts, and also into the Top 10 on the billboard charts. "Bag Lady" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and for Best R&B Song. Also the song "Didn't Cha Know?" was nominated for Best R&B Song.

                                                              Rolling Stone magazine applauded her for taking "chances the way Stevie Wonder or Nina Simone did in their prime" and went on to say "she has taken her art to the next level." Entertainment Weekly called the album a "'70s soul homage featuring live musicians and a smooth-funk sound that wouldn't be out of place on a CTI record."

                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                              2xLP Info: • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
                                                              • Gatefold sleeve

                                                              2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                              New label Concentric Circles open their account with a vinyl release of Carola Baer's "The Story of Valery", which is comprised of music from a one-off demo cassette found in a thrift store. Beautiful personal & emotionally resonant drum computer mantras in the key of Dead Can Dance, The Cocteau Twins and classic 4AD.

                                                              The discovery of a cassette of Carola Baer's early 90s private home recordings was like finding a needle in a haystack. Made as a one-off mixtape of newly recorded songs, and given to a long-since
                                                              forgotten recipient, this cassette was found in 2017 at a Goodwill "bins" location in Portland, Oregon. These chaotic, by-the-pound thrift stores contain 1000's of unsorted items in constant flux, which are only available for the public to buy for a limited time before they are discarded. The prospect that this obscure relic would be rescued from its untimely fate is nothing short of a miracle. As this tape was the only one in existence, with no back up versions of many of the songs, it's more than likely that this
                                                              music would have been lost forever.

                                                              "The Story of Valerie" is made up of songs culled from that cassette, with a few additional tracks from the time, and is the first time Carola Baer's solo material has been heard by the public. The intense emotion of the music is brought upon by the primary themes of the album: the cruelty of humanity, isolated life as a British immigrant in the US, and the pain of doomed relationships. Despite being inspired by classic 4AD acts like Dead Can Dance and Cocteau Twins, Baer's home recordings have a sound and style that is uniquely her own. Many of the tracks feel like musical exorcisms, with Baer's spine tingling voice soaring above minimal arrangements for Yamaha DX-7 and Casio CZ-101 synthesizers. Like finding a stranger’s diary, the listener is granted access to music that is emotionally raw and deeply personal.

                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                              Patrick says: Even without the totally improbable and wonderfully romantic backstory (one off cassette found among thousands in a thrift shop bin), Carola Baer's "The Story Of Valerie" is irresistible. Mournful, melodic, epic and unique, Baer takes the bedroom synth pop stylings of the Cocteau's and twists it into something entirely her own. Be thankful that this one got saved from the tip.

                                                              Ricardo Baez

                                                              The Message EP - Inc. Sei A Remix

                                                              The debut EP of DJ Ricardo Baez - including an great SEI A remix!

                                                              Riccardo is one of the hot kids of the new Italian house scene. Only 23 years - he is already one of the main figures in Italy. Touring as a support DJ with Kim Ann Foxman (who is a closed friend and supporter), Azari & II, Munk, Ben Pearce, Gesaffelstein. Ricardo has the potential to become a real rockstar in the electronic bizness. Living the vida loca between night life and bedroom producing. 'The Message EP' is his debut. Inspired by 90s UK garage, Voguing, New York (where he has spent some time), Marshall Jefferson, Kevin Saunderson and soul music. Deep, funky, great. This is Ricardo's start - there is a lot more to follow.

                                                              Joan Baez

                                                              In Concert Part 2

                                                              "In Concert 2" captures Joan Baez at her best, stood before a receptive audience, with only a Gibson for company, perfoming an exquisite mix of traditional and contemporary folk tracks that have a timeless perfection about them.

                                                              Limited reissue of Bagarre’s cult classic new wave / Italo disco LP ‘Circus’. Originally released back in 1982 on tiny Italian label Sauvage Musique, this amazing LP, which features the wonderful left field vocals of Ann O’Rack over some killer italo disco grooves and perky new wave pop, has become a real collectors item and is now hugely in-demand. Standouts include the superbly melancholic and sleazy ‘Dirty Love’, oddball gem ‘For Your Pleasure’ and the excellent disco version of ‘Lemonsweet’, but the whole LP is great and a worthy addition to any collection. Top stuff!

                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                              LP Info: Two copies found!

                                                              Baggy Kidz

                                                              Straight Outta Gorton

                                                                New Struktur artists The Baggy Kidz deliver five tracks of meaty electronics. Also includes the "Fiesta Slagz" video.

                                                                Kris Baha with a colon rupturing, five track assault of EBM, darkwave and experimental electronics. Sharing a same industrialized edge, spine-chilling atmospheres and reverb-laden vocals meet juddering low end arps and crashing gated drums. Intoxicating and nihilistic, brutalist workouts for the tuffer and seedier end of the spectrum. Recommended! 

                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Matt says: Doning black eyeliner and goth boots, this industrialized chugger from Kris Baha is the kind of strung out tension that freaks on the continent go crazy for.

                                                                Sami Baha is a Turkish producer based in South East London. His music was introduced to the world via his 2016 EP 'Mavericks'. Sami got into producing through being a rapper himself, working with local rappers in Turkey and producing beats for them, before setting his sights outside the country. 'Free For All' features MCs from all corners of the globe: UK drill squad 67's Dimzy, Stockholm's Yung Lean and Chicago rapper and singer DJ Nate (aka Flexxbabii). The record also features Egyptian MCs Dawsha and Abanob. Sami's production is refined and elegant, familiar tropes are reassembled in original ways, the instrumentation reflecting his background and influences simultaneously. Everything Sami brings to the album sounds relaxed and minimal, but tough, built from thoughtful arrangements and instruments, shot through with emotion and a dreamy night-time feel. 

                                                                Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos was a band formed by prolific and multitalented Brazilian comedians Chico Anysio and Arnaud Rodrigues. Satirising Brazil’s Tropicalia movement in the 1970s, the duo took a friendly crack at the likes of Caetano Veloso and psychedelic rockers Novos Baianos, with their righteous tropicalista alter-egos ‘Baiano’ and ‘Paulinho Boca de Profeta’ poetically denouncing the dictatorship while simultaneously mocking those who took themselves too seriously.

                                                                Jazz funk legends Azymuth play backing band with keyboard maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami also responsible for the arrangements on the album. Azymuth’s free and funky psych sounds combine with accordion, harmonica, brass and plenty of rural Brazilian rhythms, for a hugely varied album drawing on MPB, funk and soulful samba rock.

                                                                The album also features Orlandivo who co-wrote many of the songs, and renowned multi-instrumentalist and producer Durval Ferreira.

                                                                Bailey is a prolific songwriter, having published over 300 songs, many of them classic soul tracks co-written with Ken Williams. More recently the title track from this 1974 LP was recently featured on Gilles Peterson's "Gilles Digs America" compilation. The original productions on the album (many home made on a basic tape machine), were enhanced with strings, rhythmic overdubs and other instruments to create one of the best soul albums of all time. Everything about this album oozes quality from the great songs, the arrangements and JR's soulful vocals - pure magic! After seven years of trying, Soul Brother have finally been able to license and reissue this classic album, which has been heavily in demand for many years with original copies fetching up to £200.

                                                                Maureen Bailey

                                                                Takin' My Time With You / I Want You (All For Myself)

                                                                Both these songs are arranged by Gene Page from the heyday of his work in the 70s with Barry White. Lushly orchestrated, “Takin’ My Time With You” has the additional benefit of being an awesome ‘modern soul’ dance record, a track largely undiscovered until recently and now heavily in demand. The original 7” released in 1976 is impossible to find and has exchanged hands for £500. Maureen Bailey is from and was contracated as a songwriter with Motown. She worked with artists including Thelma Houston, 5th Dimension, Jermaine Jackson and Syreeta. She recorded three singles as a solo artist.

                                                                In demand modern soul floor filler

                                                                Original worth £500

                                                                Jessica Bailiff

                                                                At The Down-Turned Jagged Rim Of The Sky

                                                                Kranky was a bit surprised earlier this year when Jessica Bailiff contacted them and asked they wanted to preview her new album for possible release. They had no idea she had even been working on an album, let alone had completed one, and they were rewarded with a listen to her most compelling album to date.

                                                                After being in Europe for 5 weeks as a touring member of Boduf Songs, Jessica Bailiff spent much of 2011, writing and recording At the Down-Turned Jagged Rim of the Sky in her spartan home studio. Sequestering herself through the hot summer months until finished, she then passed the tracks on to her friend Odd Nosdam for final mixing.
                                                                *Down-tuned, distorted bass guitar adds a new color to her palette, but familiar ones also come into play: fuzzed and delayed electric guitar, organ, piano, cello, and drums. Noisy pop-tinged love songs nestle slyly in a bed of off-kilter lullabies and dark, metallic waltzes.

                                                                No need to recycle descriptives like “lo-fi” or “hushed vocals” - these are spurious words. This is another intimate collection of songs recorded entirely by Jessica at home, in a room next to where she sleeps. If you listen carefully, you might hear her dreaming.

                                                                "Laughing Boy", the second solo album from Matteah Baim, was recorded in Chicago, where it was produced, arranged, and mixed by Baim with engineer Jamie Carter. Expanding on the sounds hinted at with her previous band, Metallic Falcons, and her first solo record, "Death of The Sun", Baim has created her most lush and beautiful recordings yet with "Laughing Boy". Matteah Baim was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1996, at the age of 17, she moved to California to study painting and drawing at the San Francisco Art Institute. After graduating, Baim moved to New York where she met Sierra Casady. In 2005, the duo began to write music together and formed the 'soft metal' Metallic Falcons. Voodoo Eros released their first record, "Desert Doughnuts", in 2006, recorded in Brooklyn, New Mexico, and Chicago, with performances by Antony, Devendra Banhart, Jana Hunter, and Greg Rogove. After the Metallic Falcons disbanded, Baim moved to Los Angeles and began writing and recording material (both at her Venice Beach home and at Chicago's CarterCo studio) for "Death Of The Sun". She spent the next two years touring and writing material for "Laughing Boy", working on music for several films, and exhibiting drawings.

                                                                All too often, rare records suck ass. Yeah they're rare, and only wotzizname from wherever the fuck has a copy, but they tend to be average variations of well known jams, with their scarcity merely a novelty.

                                                                But then there are records like this, popping up out of nowhere only to blow your musically obsessed mind! From a quick scan of the centre label, you'd be forgiven for thinking this is your standard Chicago acid track, desireable only for the posibility of a few motivational spoken word cuts. When you whack the platter on the player however, you experience something very different indeed. A spiritual journey through cosmic keys and subtle percussion, which vibrates at your very core, enriching your soul with every passing moment.

                                                                Frustrated at her students' lack of cultural awareness, Miami-Dade public school teacher Dr Mary Sullivan Bain recorded ‘Do You Know Black History’ in 1985, self releasing it as a single for educational purposes. Original copies didn't make it much much further than Florida’s public school libraries and the record has been shrouded in mystery up until now. Produced with no label constraints, this cross-genre grail sits comfortably in many boxes... 808’s, bass synths, deep chords, live percussion and effects dubbed into the mix. The production leans towards the electronic diy framework that informed the local sound on the Miami south side. The vocal side offers an inspirational account of Black history, full of passion and pain, while the instrumental side strolls through outer space and Ibizan sunset, sounding exactly like the kind of sublime ambient cut you'd find on a battered old Café del Mar. Reissued officially for the first time ever by Backatcha, this is a total one of a kind.

                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Patrick says: Words (even mine) can't do this record justice. Sublime, spiritual soul, recorded on synth and 808 which transcends genre confines to blow minds. It'd be record of the week in about five genres on any given week. DO NOT MISS THIS!

                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                12" Info: REPRESS DUE!

                                                                Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Battletapes with engineer Jeremy Ferguson and producer Tim Kerr, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires' Youth Detention captures the band in raw form. Each song was cut live to tape, with the four performing in the same room without headphones or baffling.

                                                                The result is thoroughly human, Lynn Bridges' mix retaining the band's live energy and looseness at the expense of a few out of tune strings. The Glory Fires music draws deeply from punk, but also soul, power pop, country, and gospel. Its equal parts careful curation and geographic inheritance. Its the sound of my place, says Bains. I want to know it. I want to argue with it. I dont want to be a band from anywhere that could be doing anything. For me, thats what punk is about -- figuring out who I am and how to be the best version of myself. I cant do that by pretending to be something Im not.

                                                                The songs are deeply rooted in Bains experience of his hometown, Birmingham, AL. Youth Detention depicts a Southern city in the decades surrounding the turn-of-the-millennium: in the throes of white flight, urban disinvestment, racial tension, class struggle, gentrification, gender policing, homophobia, xenophobia, religious fervor, deindustrialization, and economic upheaval. The lyrics could ring true anywhere, though. The South exists in the world and, like the South, the world is increasingly beholden to many of these same tensions and forces. The songs on Youth Detention are meant as small acts of resistance to those systems. Documenting minor moments -- the refusal to sit quietly through a display of bigotry, the act of quieting down and listening to somebody's struggle, sticking up for friends targeted for their difference -- that, hopefully, serve as the beginnings of a more profound awakening.

                                                                Laura Baird

                                                                I Wish I Were A Sparrow

                                                                  With a musical timeline dating back to her early childhood, Laura Baird is an exceptionally talented multiinstrumentalist and singer-songwriter, best known for her projects with her sister, Meg, as The Baird Sisters, and guitarist Glenn Jones. Baird’s own sound stems from the Appalachian folk tradition, and she connects to it via family lineage—her great-great uncle I.G. Greer’s folk recordings for the Library of Congress are a large influence. Also woven in are classical composers like Bach and Satie, and modern day musicians such as Opal and Yo La Tengo.

                                                                  With this debut solo album, I Wish I Were A Sparrow, Baird plays odes to the traditions from which she learned, combining Appalachian balladry and the roughness of old field recordings, but there is also a dose of dreaminess and solitude that captures sleepy central New Jersey. This is where she departs from tradition, leaving the communal origins of folk music to capture the singular self. The lyrics also present an amalgam of old and new, with half of the songs, including “Dreadful Wind and Rain” and “Pretty Polly,” being passed down from the folk tradition, and the other half, including “Wind Wind “and “Love Song From The Earth To The Moon,” coming from Baird’s own hand. While the most salient part of her previous Baird Sisters project was the melding of familial voices and various instruments, Baird’s solo effort is centered around the combination of her virtuosic banjo playing and prominent but airy vocals. 

                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                  Barry says: It seems now that winter is drawing in, the record labels think we all like to put a blanket on, have the fire blazing and listen to some lovely folk music. Now that I mention it, it sounds lovely, and even moreso if Laura Baird can be the music in question. Not too frantic, but driven and melodic plucking banjoes flicker over pulled strings and Baird's haunting vocals.

                                                                  Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore

                                                                  Ghost Forests

                                                                    Musical conversations between Meg Baird (Espers) and Mary Lattimore are intimate, fluid, effortless and spontaneous. They’re filled with the euphoria of creation and, at times, they articulate hard truths and tangled emotions with an ease only trusted friends can manage. The songs alternate between extended ethereal instrumental excursions, gauzy and dreamy pop, blown-out Bull of the Woods heavy haze, and modern re-imaginations of epic traditional balladry all while touching on the strange and otherworldly places between these stations.

                                                                    The Bakelite Age


                                                                    First in a new limited edition series of 7" only releases from hot new Melbourne label In-Fidelity (they release the Datsuns and Dirtbombs in Australia), and kicking it off is new Melbourne three piece the Bakelite Age. Clever, raw and melodic - like the Ramones meets the Lemonheads. Only 200 of each of this series being pressed to start with.

                                                                    The Baker Brothers have been chipping away at this album for the past two years, trying to carve a new sound for themselves, partly through the beautiful vocals of Vanessa Freeman, as well as through collaborative work with individual brass-players. So horn-filled funk instrumentals sit side by side with more soulful numbers featuring Ms Freeman. They're a heavy-funk band coming of age!

                                                                    What do The Blackbyrds, Gil Scot Heron, Sly & The Family Stone and even The Steve Miller Band have in common? On "Avid Sounds" the brand new Baker Brothers album, these legendary acts get lots of love as Dan and Rich Baker and Chris Pedley lovingly revisit their favourite soul and jazz funk anthems and update them with the Baker Brothers twist and recruit a famous name or two to assist! The album opens with Vanessa Freemans' faultless vocals taking the spotlight on "Family Tree", then we are fired into orbit as the band stamp their own identity on the wonderful disco-jazz delight that is Manzel's "Space Funk". Hamish Stuart from legendary Scottish soul-funksters The Average White Band sings on The Baker Brothers version of Sly Stone's "If You Want Me To Stay". Steve Miller's soulful psyche-rock anthem "Fly Like An Eagle" is next up for a punchy Baker Brothers reworking, synthesizer and organ throb gleefully together as hornsman Matt McNaughton rests his brass and gives his tonsils a workout. with other covers including Gil's "John Coltrane And Lady Day" and Babe Ruth's b-boy favourite "The Mexican", this CD looks set for big things.

                                                                    The opening track from the debut Simon Baker album was always going to be a strong choice to be the first single. "No Pressure" has received unanimous praise since the albums release and arrives here backed with new remixes by Art Department and Simon himself.

                                                                    It’s rare to get great stand-out vocal tracks that don’t split opinion, but this seems to be one of them. "No Pressure" is slick, deep house of the highest calibre with a stand out hooky vocal from Debukas. Art Department, owners of RA’s number one track of 2010 drop a superb remix, adding new vocals and teasing Debukas back into the mix for a pretty special, hypnotic workout. Simon’s ‘Upstate Dub’ mix finishes things off. It aims things directly at the dancefloor in his signature, deep and twisting style.

                                                                    Chet Baker

                                                                    Chet Baker Sings

                                                                      Star-crossed jazz musician Chet Baker’s dreamy, relaxed stylings have won him a well-deserved cult following, and this classic 1954 set represents a critical high point in the development of the West Coast Cool jazz movement. Baker painstakingly crafted a lush set of exquisitely delivered standards from the Great American Songbook, and each is put across with the sensitivity and interpretive prowess of a true jazz communicator.

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