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Macadam Mambo put pay to any misty memories of the season of goodwill with their first release of 2017, a very special EP of radical dance music by the German band The Blech revisited by Hamburg's Wosto. Working industriously and industrially between 1985 and 1996, The Blech released 6 fizzing LPs of the dark wired sound. These cult recordings have become a treasure-trove of extravagant, groovy dancefloor artistry, at once hypnotic, irritating and erotic. Here, Hamburg's Wosto (one half of Fallbeil) selects two tracks from 1987's "Zip Zip" LP, "Nichts Wie Vorher" and "Zip Zip", and "Die Einame Trane" from 1989's "Ich Wollte Meine Schuhe Zerschneiden", and transforms them into bristling metal dance cuts. "Die Einsame Trane" dives off at the NDW deep-end in search of rusty industrial wreckage. Churning bass, squealing horrorscore synth-strings and guttural vocals set a queasy tone, occasionally punctured by brief outbursts of metallic percussion. The steady intro of "Nichts Wie Vorher" grows from post punk dirge into a weird and warped mutant disco cut, alive with undead orchestral samples, snapping drum rolls and arabesque vocals. It's already an unhinged winner, but you'll be punching the ceiling and stomping like a berserker when Wosto drops the 303! The B-side belongs to Wosto's "Power Dance Mix" of "Zip Zip", a teutonic technoid slammer which sees tough beats punctuated by cut and paste sampler work, yelped German vocals and dreamy synth work. If Yello had pursued a career in the scuzzy world of the new beat underground, then this would be their "Oh Yeah". All hailz the Dark Wired Sound...

TRACK LISTING

A1. Die Einsame Trane (Wosto Edit) 5 :56
A2. Nichts Wie Vorher (Wosto RMX) 8 :29
B. Zip Zip (Wosto’s Power Dance Mix) 8 :23

The Go! Team

Thunder Lightning Strike - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

    Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
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    Thee Oh Sees

    Floating Coffin - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

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      We all know the type: prolific bands that commit every loose thought, stray idea and 90-second song fragment to tape. Bands that pay no attention to little inconveniences like "release cycles" or "self-editing," and instead decide that quantity equals quality, creating a discography more labyrinthine, imposing and-ultimately-exhausting than the cast of creatures in a sci-fi novel. Here is why none of that applies to THEE OH SEES. Because each of the dozen-plus albums they've released since 2004 possesses a distinct personality and represents a different point along the path of JOHN DWYER's slow transformation from auteur of woozy, bare-bones four-track psychedelia to goggle-eyed garage rock marauder backed at long last by a band that both shares and stokes his singular vision. Because drop a needle on any record and-to their great credit-it takes several songs before you're convinced it's Thee Oh Sees. The seasick hundred-bottles-of-rum shanty "What the Driven Drink," from 2007's delirious Sucks Blood exists in a different galaxy than the rollercoastering "Chem-Farmer" from last year's Carrion Crawler / The Dream; the doomy doo-wop of "Blood on the Deck" hardly seems like the product of the same band that delivered the yelping "Ruby Go Home" in 2009. And the band that made last year's engrossing Putrifiers II seems like a distant cousin to the one delivering Floating Coffin-arguably the most varied and textured Oh Sees record to date. Chalk some of the group's cunning chameleonic ability to Dwyer's fifteen-year resume. The driving force behind such beloved and sonically disparate bands as Coachwhips and Pink and Brown, Dwyer's increased fidelity to Thee Oh Sees and only Thee Oh Sees is evidence of a newfound sense of purpose and focus. Where once Dwyer used to funnel his divergent artistic ideas through a host of different channels, lately he's been finding ways to make all of those impulses function within the framework of Thee Oh Sees-who have in turn grown closer and tighter and sharper with each eye-popping, jaw-dropping live show. That sense of unity is palpable throughout Floating Coffin, the next chapter in the story of Thee Oh Sees, the one where they fix their fury against the onrushing night. It's another blistering demonstration of Thee Oh Sees greatest trick: they're the only prolific band who doesn't put out records often enough. ? A gnarlier, heavier side of band with some juicy synth smoochie action joining the party ? Packaged with drawings by Matt Brinkman and cover photo by John Dwyer

      Thee Oh Sees

      Mutilator Defeated At Last - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

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        Here we have a new batch from Thee Oh Sees for your absorption - nine muscular tunes primed to pummel to. Last year’s Drop was more schizophrenic, ranging from heavy to whimsical and back - Mutilator Defeated At Last has more in common with the monolithic hugeness of Floating Coffin - with only two slight reprieves in heaviness this is a record made to be played loudly and that demands bodily sacrifice inherently. Despite the plutonium heavy feel, Thee Oh Sees continue to be omnivorous - synths and acoustic guitars expertly wind their way throughout like veins of gold through granite - any and all that stands in its way will be devoured and assimilated. This is the sound of a band doing what they do best.

        TRACK LISTING

        01. Web
        02. Withered Hand
        03. Poor Queen
        04. Turned Out Light
        05. Lupine Ossuary
        06. Sticky Hulks
        07. Holy Smoke
        08. Rogue Planet
        09. Palace Doctor

        Thee Oh Sees

        Singles Compilation Vol. 1 & 2 - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

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          The first two volumes of singles and B-sides from Thee Oh Sees!! Twenty-four songs, including the track “Tidal Wave” (featured in TV’s Breaking Bad), that run the gamut from very mellow stuff with strings to completely fried burners

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Carol Anne
          2. Inquiry Perpetrated
          3. Mincing Around The Frocks
          4. Kingsmeat
          5. The Freak Was Clean
          6. Kids In Cars
          7. Bloody Water
          8. Hey Buddy (Aaron Aites Cover)
          9. Comas (Aaron Aites Cover)
          10. I Agree
          11. Grave Blockers
          12. Tidal Wave
          13. Heart Sweats
          14. Contraption (Demo)
          15. Friends Defined
          16. Blood In Your Ear
          17. Schwag Rifles
          18. The Drag (Ty Segall Cover)
          19. 7484
          20. Castiatic Tackle (Demo)
          21. She Said To Me
          22. Where People Do Drugs
          23. In The Shadow Of Giants
          24. Ichor

          Tears For Fears

          Head Over Heels (Talamanca System Remix)

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            As per the previous PR for the Talamanca System Tribal Persuasion mix, part of the true spirit of Balearic/Ibiza has always been slightly left field pop - Prefab Sprout, It’s Immaterial, Talk Talk and of course TFF, so TFF are always held in high regard by the Balearic brigade and this song (Head over Heels) in particular. Whilst a slightly daunting prospect to remix, across the 4 remixes (two by Talamanca and two by Mark Barrott) the aim was to capture the original spirit of Ibiza across it’s different moods, from the dance floor to Sunset via the early poly-rhythms of Underworld, the dramatic majesty of Padilla’s Cafe Del Mar and the dubbed out vibe’s of Larry Heard inspired slo mo house.Whilst these are to be enjoyed by all, in many ways their natural home is on vinyl, as they capture that original spirit and re-frame it in a modern context, taking the atmosphere of the original track and intertwining it with all the aforementioned elements of Ibiza’s musical heritage. Packaging will be black in colour. 

            Television Personalities

            Closer To God

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              ‘Closer To God’, as with all TVP albums, is mightily personal. Dan Treacy provides the antidote to the opening of the ill-fated Disneyland Paris and the first McDonald’s in China – it’s a white knuckle ride through his innermost hopes and fears with off stage giggling, half heard dialogue and feedback that sounds like an opera is expiring in an adjoining L-shaped room. ‘Closer To God’ is a spiritual rollercoaster that sounds as poignant and pressing as ever. Remastered double LP on limited edition on marbled black and white vinyl. 1500 copies.

              The Delines

              Colfax (RSD19 EDITION)

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                Neon orange colour vinyl edition for Record Store Day2019. 1000 pressing worldwide.Long time unavailable debut album from The Delines. Special RSD 2019 edition pressed in neon orange colour vinyl."Evocative country-noir vignettes" 4**** Q "Sublime effort from alt.country supergroup" 4.5/5 Hot Press"Richmond Fontaine's Willy Vlautin is back with a new band, a new female singer and a rich collection of songs... A sublime suite of Americana heartbreak" 9/10 UNCUT Neon orange colour vinyl edition for Record Store Day2019. 1000 pressing worldwide.Long time unavailable debut album from The Delines.

                The Dream Syndicate

                The Days Of Wine & Roses 

                  Expanded version of seminal debut from cult band, includes unheard extras and a bonus 7” by 15 Minutes. “The Days Of Wine And Roses’ is as timelessly potent as the records that inspired it.” Uncut // Debut album from the hugely inspirational Dream Syndicate. An exceptional early ‘80s guitar-powered gem, remastered in full and includes the band’s debut indie EP and both tracks from main protagonist Steve Wynn’s earlier combo 15 Minutes. Central to the hugely influential Paisley Underground scene of the early 1980s that spawned Green On Red, The Bangles, Long Ryders and Rain Parade. “Arguably the finest LP to come out of the Paisley Underground's salad days.” AllMusic // With a nod to the Velvet Underground, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Dylan, packed into an incendiary slow-burn punk fuse, ‘The Days Of Wine And Roses’ is a glorious, upbeat sprawl, everything that rock ‘n’ roll should be. “One of the most lasting alternative rock albums made during an explosive time for left-of-centre music.” Psychedelic Baby 

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Disc One - Side A A1 Tell Me When It's Over A2 Definitely Clean A3 That's What You Always Say A4 Then She Remembers A5 Halloween Disc One - Side B - B1 When You Smile B2 Until Lately B3 Too Little, Too Late B4 The Days Of Wine And Roses… Disc Two - Side C. A1 Sure Thing A2 That's What You Always Say Disc Two - Side D B1 When You Smile B2 Some Kinda Itch. Bonus 7" Single - "15 Minutes" A1 That's What You Always Say B1 Last Chance For You

                  The Hit Parade

                  Joey's Girl / I'm Recovering From You

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                    One of the UK's most dearly cherished indie bands THE HIT PARADE releases a new single on 7" vinyl for Record Store Day 2019.

                    The Mo-dettes 

                    The Story So Far

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                      SEMINAL 1980 POST PUNK UK TREASURE. LIMITED 180GRM VINYL FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTERS + LYRIC SHEETS ON INNER SLEEVE + DIE-CUT A4 STICKER. INCLUDES PAINT IT BLACK, WHITE MOUSE DISCO & KRAY TWINS - Originally released in 1980 on Deram Records (a division of Decca), this is the first time this seminal UK post-punk album has been reissued on vinyl. The Mo-dettes were an all-female band, formed in 1979 by guitarist Kate Korris (The Slits), Jane Crockford (Bank of Dresden), Ramona Carlier (Kleenex) and June Miles-Kingston. They were in the heart of the late 70s London art, film & punk scene with some of the members assisting Malcolm McLaren on the set of the film, The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, as well as living in a community squat with Joe Strummer and Sid Vicious. Their branding was eye catching too, perhaps helping to pull in a wider audience, or it could have been influenced by some of the band members’ art backgrounds too. The album features a version of The Rolling Stones’ Paint It Black, a remake of their debut single White Mice (renamed White Mice Disco), plus a cover of Edith Piaf’s Milord, along with other original penned songs.The band toured for four years and they supported two-tone ska bands such as Madness and The Specials before breaking up finally in 1982. When the members went their separate ways, many continued to work and be associated with artists such as Fun Boy Three, Everything But The Girl, and The Communards, a.o.

                      The Police

                      Message In A Bottle

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                        Following on from ‘Roxanne’ – RSD 2018, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s first international no. 1 single, originally released September 1979. Brand new exclusive edition for RSD 2019, packaged in bespoke 2 x 7” special double pack gatefold sleeve. Utilising original green UK sleeve for front and incorporating blue US ‘poster’ sleeve inside the gatefold. Two colour inner bags –A&M ‘company’ bag design. Features the original single and B-side. Disc 2 features Message In A Bottle ‘Classic Rock Mix’, originally exclusive to ‘Every Breath You Take: The Classics’ collection (1995) –now deleted, and the previously unreleased instrumental version of Message In A Bottle. Remastered at Abbey Road Studios, London and pressed on coloured vinyl: Disc 1 – ‘bottle’ green vinyl, Disc 2 – blue vinyl

                        The Pooh Sticks

                        The Great White Wonder

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                          exclusive coloured ltd. Ed white vinyl in gategold sleeve from indie legends, and founders of the Fierce label.

                          The Rolling Stones

                          She's A Rainbow (Live)

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                            The Rolling Stones release a special, limited edition of "She's A Rainbow" (Live) at U ARENA, PARIS 25/10/17.

                            Television Personalities

                            Some Kind Of Trip: Singles 1990-1994

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                              2000 only. Gatefold Sleeve, Double LP + Bonus DL tracks. Singles collection. “Television Personalities have been England's great forgotten band for too long.” Melody Maker // A comprehensive remastered collection of all of the Television Personalities’ ground-breaking single releases from the evocative ‘Strangely Beautiful’ EP through to the dark introspective terrain of ‘Far Away And Lost In Joy’. Includes the super rare ‘Favourite Films’ 12-inch (only previously available on12-inch vinyl) plus the exquisite ‘Goodnight Mr Spaceman’ and ‘You, Me And Lou Reed’ EPs. Sequenced in chronological release order including every track and remix, embracing a host of pop culture threads from art, music and writing with all the ironic wit and wisdom of a master tunesmith – a veritable L-shaped room of pop desire. A further celebration of the songwriting of Dan Treacy. Track List Side One 1. Strangely Beautiful (7" mix) 2. Reaching For The Stars 3. Not Even A Maybe 6. The Day The Dolphins Leave The Sea 7. Christ Knows I Have Tried Side Two 8. She's Never Read My Poems (12" mix) 9 - Favourite Films 10 - The Dream Inspires 11 - Happy All The Time (Ten Years Ahead Of Its Time Version) 12. We Will Be Your Gurus (7” mix) 13. An Exhibition By Joan Miro 14. Love Is Better Than War Side Three 15. Goodnight Mr Spaceman (12” mix) 16. If I Was Your Girlfriend 17. She Loves It When He Sings Like Elvis 19. You, Me And Lou Reed.

                              Toto

                              Live In Tokyo

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                                Toto’s well-honed musical craftsmanship helped sell more than 40 million albums in their four decades together.

                                In 1980, the band embarked on their first tour of japan, forming a lifelong bond with fans in that country who adored their polished west coast rock style. for the first time as a standalone release, the live in tokyo 1980 ep captures the original line-up of the band – vocalist bobby kimball, guitarist steve lukather, keyboardists david paich and steve porcaro, bassist david hungate and drummer jeff porcaro – performing four tracks from their then-new sophomore album hydra (plus the unreleased track “runaway”) during that historic trek.

                                Pressed on Red LP Vinyl.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                “st. George And The Dragon”
                                “mama”
                                “tale Of A Man”
                                “white Sister”
                                “runaway”

                                The Bamboos

                                Twenty Years 2000-2020

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                                  To celebrate 20 years of the Australian funk and soul band, The Bamboos present a collection of their most loved tracks on dinked black 7" vinyl in a full colour double gatefold sleeve.Featuring tracks from 'Rawville' (2007) and '4' (2010), this limited release is an essential item to any fan collection.

                                  Terry Edwards

                                  Stop Trying To Sell Me Back My Past

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                                    Reissue of long deleted covers EPs (Mary Chain, The Fall, Miles Davis) plus the great lost EP of Cure covers which never got an official release on vinyl.Also includes the punk rock trilogy of Damned, Pistols and Clash covers.Part of the 2020 Diamond Edition of releases and concerts celebrating Terry Edwards' 60th birthday.

                                    The Groundhogs

                                    Split

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                                      Double Red Vinyl.The second of three ground-breaking albums by the ultimate power trio who morphed blues into hard rock and spawned punk.Remastered and packaged with a second disc of out-takes from the original sessions that spawned this spontaneous monster.'Split' is released on double red vinyl for Record Store Day.

                                      The Lottery Winners

                                      Love Will Keep Us Together

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                                        The Lottery Winners! What can we say? They have certainly done their 10,000 hours.Starting in the pubs and working mens clubs of Lancashire (including the legendary Pheonix Nights) this fab foursome have truly grafted and reaped the rewards with support slots for the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Madness, Larkins, The Libertines, Circa Waves, Sleeper, Cassia, Paul Heaton, Tom Odell and even, after a stormingly successful Glastonbury debut in June, Sir Tom Jones on his recent stadium tour ('I loved your set, especially the a cappella, you don't half get the audience going' - Tom Jones.) All of this has resulted in a live show that is completely nailed down, filled to brim with passion, personality and most importantly, banging tunes! Lead singer Thom Rylance is never happier than when entertaining a crowd, whether their own or someone else's, and this summer Thom, Kate, Rob and Joe are winning over new fans young and old, and gladdening the hearts of festival audiences all over the UK and Europe.So driven, so engaging, so smashing at promo and so spectacularly compelling on stage.By the end of any gig they become the audience's favourite new band, if you want proof of that, scroll down any of their socials! The band will be releasing their debue album on 13th March 2020 via Modern Sky whitch will include the singles Hawaii, Little Things and 21. Sometimes life can be laborious.Sometimes it's hard to think and hard to be, but I honestly believe the cure for mundanity and sadness of everyday life is love.We drew influence from our musical mothers and fathers and tried to create something exciting.

                                        The Magic Numbers

                                        The Magic Numbers (RSD20 EDITION)

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                                          The 15th anniversary of the debut Magic Numbers album.Released in it's orginal limited format, including the one sided limited 7".The vinyl is Crystal Clear 2LP + 7î Time creates it's own mirror and within it comes new reflections.Fifteen years later I find myself listening and reflecting on our debut album in a way that has also made me reflect upon my life.Just who was I making that record, writing those songs, what did we want, what did we achieve? Perhaps you too will be thinking similar things as you listen and reflect upon your own personal journey, especially if this record soundtracked your life all those years gone by....If you are listening to this for the very first time, may I introduce you to... The Magic Numbers Two families. The Stodart's & The Gannon's. We wanted to create music that was timeless. We wanted to create a band that you could believe in. We wanted to break your heart whilst lifting your spirit. We wanted to make a classic debut album. In 2004 The Magic Numbers were playing live almost every other night around London, making friends that soon grew into a following that spread the word the old school way, by word of mouth.People telling people about this new group comprising of two sets of brothers and sisters, who were singing a kind of country-soul-pop music with three part harmonies.From the outside things seemed to be happening very quickly, but I'd been writing songs and playing empty venues with our drummer Sean for 10 years before this momentum started building, and for us it really was always just a matter of time...but it sure took it's sweet time.Honestly though, it was only when our sisters Michele & Angela brought their magic to the band did anyone start taking notice, as then we discovered a sound.There was an energy between us that was somewhat frenetic, it was powerful, we knew we had something special and unique and because of that it also made us very cautious and protective. Fifteen years ago it felt like we were on top of the world, capable of anything, full of promise, full of innocence but also full of anxiety, still recovering from loss and having nothing.We literally had nothing but each other and this music.So many dreams of ours started coming true, from selling out shows and hearing people sing along to our songs in the crowd, to being given the opportunity to go into the studio by Heavenly.The biggest dream was to make a record.Jeff Barrett & Martin Kelly's belief in the band and myself as a songwriter at that time really gave us that extra confidence and boost that I think every artist needs whether they'd like to admit it or not.So there we were, about to make this record. Going into the studio can be a very daunting experience for a band, especially when the only real experience you've ever had was some home recording with a 4 track.We chose to work with Craig Silvey because we loved him straight away as a person and felt like he understood what we wanted to achieve.He was amazing at putting us at ease and not having us react to that red light fever that sometimes creeps up on you.He wanted to stay true to what he'd seen us do live and just try and enhance that sonically as best as he could. We had a shared vision of not wanting there to be too many overdubs on the record, as the core elements between the four of us when we played live was already telling the story in the way we had arranged the songs.It's funny now to think that we ended up playing these huge festivals with literally a guitar tuner between us as we didn't want anything else to colour the sound of our guitars being plugged straight into our amplifiers. It's always the songs for me that make a great record and we had the songs. My sister Michele & I sat at our mum and dad's and said "Right let's write a song in D major" and I started pulsing on that opening chord and Michele's bass line took us on a journey like they always do, that melodic hooky driving thing that she does is key to what makes this music.We had so much fun writing 'Mornings Eleven' that I feel the spirit of that moment was captured in the song.We never really said it out loud to each other at the time but we both knew we were trying to write our very own 'Good Vibrations' We'd have never thought that it would be the opening song on our debut album. Some of the songs on this album just appeared fully formed.'This Love' in particular was written pretty soon after I had learnt of our grandmother's death in New York, I was heartbroken that I wasn't there for her in those last days especially as she had raised me as a little boy.I can clearly remember playing that opening triplet guitar figure and the words and melody just came pouring out like they were always there, the same thing with 'Which Way To Happy' I remember the feeling of playing catch up to what was coming out.Over the years I've learnt that it's a very rare thing, songs appearing fully formed like that, it still surprises me when they do arrive like a memory of some kind.'Love's A Game' felt like it had always existed, in fact for a very long time I would ask people "But does it remind you of anything?" I don't remember writing 'Forever Lost' at all.I remember playing it to the band and us rehearsing it, having fun with the arrangement but no recollection of writing it. So many songs came from such sad places, the end of a long term relationship, death in the family, feeling so lost and vulnerable, this yearning for something else, to be someone else but I guess unknowingly we disguised it with harmonies and hooks. 'Love Me Like You' was definitely one of those, no one spoke of the meaning of the song when I first played it, we all just dived straight in and started having fun with hooks and skips in the rhythm.It was the baby of the bunch, as it was only written a few months before we began recording, whereas 'Try' was probably the eldest of almost 2 years.Then there's the duet between Angie and myself 'I See You You See Me'.My mum and dad were arguing downstairs and I knew it would only be a matter of time before they would make up and laugh about how ridiculous they were both being.I based the song on that kind of love, one that sees through everything.Angela's voice on that still melts my heart. I'd bought a set of these glockenspiel tone bars from a charity shop in Hanwell one afternoon walking home from signing on at the job-centre and all the way back I was thinking about this much more tender arrangement of a song I'd written called 'Hymn For Her'.The climax of the song on the third chorus was originally how it was all throughout.I remember that day working on it with Michele and Angela as we were so excited about how it turned out we decided to play it live that night to a small few. There's so much love and hope and joy and honesty in this album.So much fun in the arrangements, so much youth and innocence in our voices.It encapsulates a very precious time within the four of our lives.I'm still our biggest fan. Fifteen years later. We're still wanting to create music that is timeless. We're still wanting to be a band that you can believe in. We're still wanting to break your heart whilst lifting your spirit. But we can't ever make that first album again, this is it, we captured that moment in timeÖ..and upon reflection it surpassed all of our wildest expectations. Hope you enjoy listening. Romeo Stodart

                                          The New Clarence Reid

                                          Cadillac Annie B/w Tired Blood

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                                            First reissue of the 1967 original proto-funk Miami Sound mastermind.

                                            Tito Puente

                                            Dance Mania! (Volumes 1 & 2)

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                                              Limited edition 500 pressing in ORANGE colour double vinyl.Some of the hottest numbers in Puente's legendary repertoire beautifully remastered by Mr.Nick Robbins at Sound Mastering..Summer nights in NYC, pre Rock'n' Roll, pre everything, when MAMBO Kings ruled A Nuyorican aristocracy of the beautiful and sexy Spanish Harlem-ites who just went dancing every chance they got...summer nights of the 1950s belonged to Tito Puente....fusing progressive jazz with the hottest dance musics of the time and supreme showmanship, the King Of The Timbales was a combination of pop megastar, cultural don, avant-gardist and so much more.Here we have some of his greatest numbers, sure to cause DANCE MANIA all over again....you know you want to!

                                              The Telescopes

                                              Altered Perception

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                                                Purple coloured heavyweight 180 gram audiophile double vinyl LP Not previously released on vinyl The Telescopes are an English noise, space rock, dream pop and psychedelic band, formed in 1987 by Stephen Lawrie, and drawing influence from artists such as Suicide, The Velvet Underground and The 13th Floor Elevators.They have a total of eleven released albums including their debut, Taste, released in 1989. 'Altered Perception' collects 15 of their most intricate workings from their first two albums with the odd rarity and b-side thrown in for good measure. Never before released on vinyl but now re-mastered by John Rivers at Woodbine Street Studio especially for vinyl release for RSD 2020.

                                                Throwing Muses

                                                Purgatory/Paradise

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                                                  Double Black Vinyl.Throwing Muses released their long awaited Purgatory/Paradise in 2013, 10 years after their previous studio album - a 32 track opus of tangible bliss.Initially devised as both an album and as a book, with writing by Hersh and art by Narcizo, this vinyl reissue features all 32 tracks from the alt-rock heroes.

                                                  The Wolfgang Press

                                                  Unremembered, Remembered

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                                                    This one will be a real surprise for both Wolfgang Press and 4AD fans.Featuring 7 never before heard tracks, Unremembered, Remembered is essentially the final album from The Wolfgang Press that never was.Having exhumed the tracks, the band have mastered their final studio sessions at Abbey Road and they sound magnificent.Art for this release has been done by long-time 4AD collaborator Chris Bigg and news of the album's existence will drop with the RSD 2020 announcement.Red vinyl 1.You Say You Love Me 2.God, Let It Shine On 3.My Mother Told Me 4.Black Hole Star 5.Liar 6.Miss H.I.V.

                                                    The Bevis Frond

                                                    Valedictory Songs - RSD Edition

                                                      Recorded in Gold Dust Studios with a new sense of optimism and a fuller sound down to lots of extra energy (Nick believed it might be their last ever record) and the addition of piano and keyboards brings an instrumental direction.

                                                      Released on double LP with gate-fold sleeve for Record Store Day.

                                                      The Bevis Frond

                                                      What Did For The Dinosaurs - RSD Edition

                                                        Originally released in 2002, two years after Valedictory Songs, The Bevis Frond returned with a more progressive sound with complex structures and instrumentation.Bursting with their trademark guitar licks, impeccable songwriting and a more upbeat sound.

                                                        Out on double LP with gatefold sleeve for Record Store Day.

                                                        The Alarm

                                                        Spirit Of '58 (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                          The Alarm release the Spirit Of '58 EP for RSD 2021. A three-track limited edition 45 that is the official song for the WALES National football team as they head into this summer's EURO 2020 Tournament. Wales kick off their campaign against Switzerland on June 12th 2021, the very same day as Record Store Day 2021 with The Alarm capturing the atmosphere and spirit of the Wales fans through the sure to be terrace anthems 'RED WALL OF CYMRUí and ëRED DRAGON TATTOO. These are joined by a reworking of the bandís classic Spirit Of '76 as SPIRIT OF 58, which lyrically celebrates Wales only World Cup Tournament [which also happened to be the first ever such event back in 1958 when Wales made it to the quarter finals only to be knocked by Brazil and a goal scored by the soon to be legendary PELE.] The Alarm Spirit of 58 is sure to appeal to Alarm fans around the world and fans and supporters of the WALES team. These recordings are unique to the EP as they are the original demonstration versions and therefore even more collectible for fans and supporters alike.

                                                          The Amorphous Androgynous

                                                          The World Is Full Of Plankton (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                            3 tracks taken from the Alice in Ultraland  album originally released in 2005 on Harvest - this 10" is a pre cursor to the re release of the original full length album.

                                                            The Bluetones

                                                            A New Athens (180g Blue Vinyl) (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                              Released in 2010, after the band had taken a period of time off, A New Athens was the bandís sixth album. Featuring the singles Golden Soul and Carry Me Home and issued on the band's own label, this album contains their last studio recordings to date. Now issued on vinyl for the first time, the outer and inner sleeves provide a proper display of David Fawcettís amazing paintings. Pressed on 180 gram blue vinyl. 

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Side A 1.The Notes Between The Notes Between The Notes 2. Firefly 3. A New Athens 4. Culling Song 5. Into The Red 6. Golden Soul Side B 1. The Day That Never Was 2. Carry Me Home 3. Half The Size Of Nothing 4. Haunted By You 5. Pranchestonelle

                                                              The Brian Jonestown Massacre / The Telescopes

                                                              Before I Forget/Come Down My Love (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                Available as a numbered red vinyl 10" and limited to 2000 copies worldwide. This split release features 2 exclusive tracks recorded specifically for Record Store Day 2021 in December 2020 and were mixed by Anton Newcombe at his Berlin studio. The link between the 2 bands goes back more than 20 years when Anton asked The Telescopes for a release on the Committee To Keep Music Evil label called As Approved By The Committee. These tracks are two slices of shoe gazing delight. 

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                AA- Before You Forget. Side A. Come Down My Love.

                                                                The Chemical Brothers

                                                                The Darkness That You Fear (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                  The first new music from the duo since 2019's hugely lauded No Geography. Built around two distinct and disparate vocal samples and a woozy swirl of psychedelic sound, The Darkness That You Fear is the sonic equivalent of light at the end of the tunnel - a rush of hope and a pointer towards a brighter, more open future.The single will also be released on 12 inch vinyl on Saturday 12th June as part of Record Store Day 2021 (drop 1) alongside a B side which is as yet unreleased.

                                                                  The Coterie

                                                                  A Swing To Folk (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                    Splatter colour vinyl. The Coterie was an ephemeral folk group from Dimnagh, a southern suburb of Dublin, with hippy and psych touches from the late 60s. They were signed by Emerald at around the age of 18. This label, which released folk music among other genres, had a distribution relationship with Decca until shortly before the latter was taken over by Polygram. Emerald released a single and the group's debut and only LP, "A Swing to Folk", a captivating record with simple instrumentation, beautiful vocals and harmonies that transport us to pastoral surroundings full of calm, peace and love. The record has 11 tracks, most of them cover versions (including songs by the Beatles, Phil Ochs and Judy Collins/Leonard Cohen) and a couple of traditional folk arrangements. All the songs are performed in a simple, candid style that makes listening to them an almost mystical experience, supported by gentle guitars and keyboards in the background. Lack of promotion and slow sales of the record meant that The Coterie did not accomplish everything they deserved, and the group disbanded and fell into oblivion until now! "A Swing to Folk" returns to life, to envelop us with the warmth, gentle simplicity and beguiling melodies of its tracks. Reissued now for the first time, over 52 years after its original release.

                                                                    The Cure

                                                                    Faith (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                      First time on Picture Disc for this 40th Anniversary - Record Store Day 2021 Exclusive Features the single, Primary.

                                                                      The Picture Disc is housed in a die-cut sleeve and comes with a Download Card.

                                                                      Terry De Castro

                                                                      A View To A Kill (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                        Wedding Present bass player covering Duran Duran James Bnd theme and Wedding Present track

                                                                        The Doors

                                                                        Morrison Hotel Sessions (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                          The Doors famed studio album Morrison Hotel recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, unearthing rare session tapes from the original recording sessions. Exclusively for Record Store Day 2021 Morrison Hotel Sessions will be pressed on vinyl for the first time, offering listeners a fly-on-the-wall experience to hear The Doors create Roadhouse Blues, Peace Frog/Blue Sunday and Queen Of The Highway from the masterpiece album. The limited edition package - which was mixed and assembled by The Doors original engineer Bruce Botnick ñ is pressed on 180gram, double vinyl and also features new liner notes from Botnick. Strictly limited and numbered to 16,000 copies.




                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          SIDE ONE: BLACK DRESSED IN LEATHER (Queen Of The Highway Sessions) - First Session (11/15/68): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Various Takes), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 44). Second Session (1/16/69): 4. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 12), 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 14)
                                                                          SIDE TWO: Third Session (Date Unknown): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKES 5, 6 & 9), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 14), 4. I WILL NEVER BE UNTRUE, 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE UNKNOWN) | MONEY BEATS SOUL (Roadhouse Blues Sessions) - First Session: 6. Roadhouse Blues (Take 14)
                                                                          SIDE THREE: Second Session: 1. MONEY (THATíS WHAT I WANT), 2. ROCK ME BABY. Third Session: 3. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 6 & 7), 4.ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKE 8)
                                                                          SIDE FOUR: Fourth Session: 1. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 1 & 2), 2. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 5, 6 & 14) | Dawnís Highway (Peace Frog/Blue Sunday Session) 3. PEACE FROG/BLUE SUNDAY (TAKE 4), 4. PEACE FROG (TAKE 12)

                                                                          The Flaming Lips

                                                                          The Soft Bulletin (Companion Disc) (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                            The Soft Bulletin Companion is a famous promo featuring outtakes, alternate mixes, and radio sessions from the era. It is widely circulated among the fan community. 

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Side A
                                                                            1. 3500 Ft. Of Despair
                                                                            2. 1000Ft. Hands (Early Mix)
                                                                            3. 2025 (Your Invisible Now)
                                                                            4. Buggin' (Lips Mix)

                                                                            Side B
                                                                            1. Machine In India (Edit)
                                                                            2. Okay I'll Admit
                                                                            3. The Captain

                                                                            Side C
                                                                            1. Satellite Of You
                                                                            2. The Spiderbite Song (early Mix)
                                                                            3. Slow Motion (Early Mix)

                                                                            Side D
                                                                            1. 1000Ft. Hands (Final Mix)
                                                                            2. Little Hands (Rough Mix)
                                                                            3. The Big Ol' Bug

                                                                            The Future Sound Of London

                                                                            Accelerator (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                              This is a very significant 30th Anniversary issue of an iconic album, this for the first time machine numbered on double LP vinyl

                                                                              The Lathums

                                                                              Live At Blackpool Tower (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                "The audio for this release has been taken from The Lathumsí one off livestreamed gig at Blackpool Towerís Circus Room, which amassed 4,000 unique viewers back in October 2020. With the UK lockdown hitting right at the start of the bandís rise last year, for many this exclusive white vinyl RSD release will be the first glimpse of their electric live performance.

                                                                                Passage from Blackpool Tower PR: The Lathums return to live performance for the first time since their sold-out February tour to play the historic Blackpool Tower, with the show streaming in FREE HD audio and video on Wed 28 October at 8pm. The four-pieceís life-affirming, beg-for-a-ticket pre-Covid live shows recruited a fervent and growing, all-ages, UK-wide fanbase, supporters who helped the band swerve the wreckage of 2020 to stay firmly on the rise. The special, one-off show by the sea goes out as a thank you from The Lathums to those stood by their side. Glancing back over a year that saw the band use time locked out of live venues to lock-in to intense writing and recording sessions, Live From Blackpool Tower, will see the band freed to play longstanding favourites alongside recent releases, including punchy single, I See Your Ghost, and other tracks from the forthcoming Ghosts EP (released Fri 30 October, Island Records). Filmed in the Towerís ornate Circus Room under Covid-Safe conditions prior to Lancashire's Tier 3 status being confirmed, The Lathums took the rare opportunity to let loose and get loud."

                                                                                The Liminanas

                                                                                The World We Knew (OST) (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                  100% new & original music done by The Liminanas for the movie "The World We Knew" (2020). Never released before whatever digital or physical. 1st time ever release as RSD Exclusive

                                                                                  The Replacements

                                                                                  The Pleasure's All Yours: Pleased To Meet Me Outtakes & Alternates (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                    The Pleasure Is All Yours: The Pleased to Meet Me Outtakes & Alternates is a collection of material from The Replacements sessions for their critically acclaimed fifth studio album Pleased to Meet Me. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis over a three month period in 1987 - with legendary producer Jim Dickinson - Please To Meet Me was the only album recorded by the band as a trio, after original guitarist Bob Stinson acrimoniously left the band. This Record Store Day exclusive release features an entire LP of outtakes and alternates which have never been released on vinyl before. Tracks include outtakes of Birthday Gal, Beer for Breakfast, plus, alternate versions of Alex Chilton and Can't Hardly Wait amongst others. All audio has been remastered by Justin Perkins. Limited Edition pressing of 10,000 copies. 

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Side A  A1. Birthday Gal, A2. Learn How To Fail, A3. Run For The Country, A4. Can't Hardly Wait (Alternate Version), A5. All He Wants To Do Is Fish

                                                                                    Side B  B1. Alex Chilton (Alternate Version), B2. I Can Help (Studio Outtake), B3. Lift Your Skirt, B4. Til Weíre Nude, B5. Beer For Breakfast, B6. Trouble On The Way, B7. I Don't Know (Outtake)

                                                                                    Tales Of Terror

                                                                                    Tales Of Terror (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                      1500 copies pressed on Red vinyl, A5 Flyer & DL card. "Straight out of The Dead Boys / Stooges school of intense, f**k-it-all, snarl and self-destruct. Recommended." Maximumrocknroll. Often cited as a major influence on the key bands of the grunge era (Nirvana, Melvins, Mudhoney etc.) Tales Of Terror's one & only LP is an overlooked classic of 80s NorCal punk rock. Available for the first time in more than 30 years, Kurt Cobain's 32nd-favourite-album-of-all-time is chaotic and charismatic in equal parts; the band's story is tinged with tragedy, but the music they played was life-affirming. Wild, heads down proto thrash metal meets punk excess; think early Guns n' Roses meets Iggy at the bar from a band whose trajectory was cut short after the death of guitarist Lyon Wong in 1986. A cobweb dispersing buried treasure that stands alongside the debut of The Damned and draws a shaky line through grunge to At The Drive In and way beyond. A super rare release, unavailable for over 30 years; remastered and ready to be cranked up to full volume. "Mid-tempo driving grunge rock that gets pretty chaotic" reported Flipside. 

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Side A. A1 Hound Dog A2 That Girl A3 Possession A4 Deathryder A5 Evil A6 13.
                                                                                      Side B. B1 Romance B2 Over Elvis Worship B3 Tales Of Terror B4 Jim B5 Chambers Of Horror B6 Ozzy

                                                                                      Tears For Fears

                                                                                      Live At Massey Hall (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                        Taken from the bands Songs from The Big Chair tour, this double album and single CD captures the band live in Canada in 1985. The album has been mixed from newly found multi tracks and is first time the band has had a live album in this format and CD. 

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        SIDE ONE 1. Mothers Talk 2. Broken 3. Head Over Heels / Broken 4. Pale Shelter
                                                                                        SIDE TWO 1. Memories Fade 2. Start Of The Breakdown 3. The Prisoner
                                                                                        SIDE THREE 1. I Believe 2. The Working Hour 3. Mad World
                                                                                        SIDE FOUR 1.Everybody Wants To Rule The World 2.The Hurting 3.Shout

                                                                                        Television Personalities

                                                                                        Another Kind Of Trip (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                          1000 copies pressed on double black vinyl, gatefold sleeve & DL card. First time on vinyl. Double album capturing the Television Personalities live, with the classic line up of Daniel Treacy, Jowe Head and Jeff Bloom. 21 tracks featuring unreleased versions and a song that never made it to the studio. A side apiece from the Thames Poly in 1985, East Berlin in 89, New York in 92 and Bremen in 93. Includes stellar versions of How I Learned To Love The Bomb, Salvador Daliís Garden Party, My Very First Nervous Breakdown and ëHard Luck Story #39. Download includes seven tracks from the intimate and exclusive - and hungover - Kim's Underground Show in New York including a brooding Part Time Punks. Remastered from the original tapes with extensive sleeve notes and input from Jowe and Jeff. A masterclass of Treacyís incisive songwriting: Truly of all the '77 mob, his is the only talent to remain totally intact. Bob Stanley // TVPs were as mythical to a younger generation as Syd Barrett had been to Treacy Uncut // Includes expanded liner notes. The fourth instalment in a series of compilations for the band, lovingly put together by Fire Records. 

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          SIDE ONE - First We Take The Cellar Bar THAMES POLY CELLAR BAR 26.7.85. 1 A Good And Faithful Servant 2 Stop And Smell The Roses 3 How I Learned To Love The Bomb/Back To Vietnam.
                                                                                          SIDE TWO - Ich Bin Ein Mod BERLIN - Insel Der Jugend - 20.7.89. 1 Paradise Is For The Blessed 2 Tell Me About Your Drugs 3 Salvador Dali's Garden Party 4 Three Wishes 5 All My Dreams Are Dead.
                                                                                          SIDE THREE - Knitting For Britain NEW YORK - Knitting Factory 4.4.92. 1 You Don't Know How Lucky You Are 2 Me And My Imaginary Friend 3 Silly Girl 4 You, Me And Lou Reed 5 Hard Luck Story#39 6 Honey For The Bears.
                                                                                          SIDE FOUR - Goodnight Spacemen, Everywhere BREMEN - Wehrschloss 2.4.93. 1 Me And My Big Ideas 2 Goodnight Mr Spaceman 3 My Very First Nervous Breakdown 4 I Hope You Have A Nice Day 5 David Hockney's Diaries 6 Love Is Better Than War.

                                                                                          DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - An Unplugged Hangover NEW YORK ñ Kimís Underground 5.4.92. 1 The Man Who Paints Rainbows 2 Goodnight Mr Spaceman 3 If I Could Write Poetry 4 The Boy In The Paisley Shirt 5 Part Time Punks 6 Clear Day* 7 Living Next Door To Alice**

                                                                                          Texas

                                                                                          Hi (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                            Following the release of their new studio album ëHií, Texas reveal an exclusive 12" single yellow vinyl for Record Store Day. It includes collaboration single Hi with old friends Wu-Tang Clan who have reunited in the vocal booth 22 years after Say What You Mean (1997). The B-side boasts an unreleased remix by trip-hop veteran UNKLE who has reconstructed the track into an colourful electronic soundscape. Since their career began 90s pop-rock icons Texas have gone on to sell over 40 million records with 8 UK Top 10 albums & 3 #1s including their two million-selling and Top 3 debut which turned 30 last year and six times platinum album White On Blonde.

                                                                                            Therapy?

                                                                                            Nurse Reissue (Red Vinyl) (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                              Therapy? are an alternative metal band from Northern Ireland. The band was formed in 1989 by guitarist-vocalist Andy Cairns from Ballyclare and drummer-vocalist Fyfe Ewing. Their line-up was completed when the band recruited Larne bassist Michael McKeegan.Nurse was the first record by Therapy? for A&M (their first of 4 for the label), it was released in 1992 and moved the band to a more industrial sound. The album reached no 38 in the UK album charts.The album had the breakthrough single Teethgrinderwhich got to no 30 in the UK charts. The newly cut vinyl version (by Greg Moore) comes in Red Vinyl.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Side 1
                                                                                              1.Nausea 2.Teethgrinder 3.Disgracelands 4.Accelerator 5.Neck Freak
                                                                                              Side 2
                                                                                              1.Perversonality 2.Gone 3.Zipless 4.Deep Sleep 5.Hypermania

                                                                                              Timebox

                                                                                              Beggin' B/w Girl Don't Make Me Wait (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                                Originally named The Take 5, Timebox originated from Southport, Lancashire. The quintets inclusion of organ and vibraphone hints at their Soul and Jazz leanings, as does their choice of repertoire. Prior to signing to Deram they recorded an excellent version of Dizzy Gillespie's Soul Source for the Piccadilly label. Their faithful cover of The Four Seasons Begginí gave Timebox a very brief taste of UK chart success when it peaked at No. 38 in August 1968 but it remains a firm favourite in Soul clubs. Timebox Soul credentials are evident from their choice of follow-up, an infectious cover of Bunny Sigler's 1966 single Girl Donít Make Me Wait, originally released on the Parkway label but not issued in the UK until 1976. It was penned by Leon Huff, who along with his song writing partner Kenny Gamble, was responsible for creating the Philly Soul sound in the 1970s.

                                                                                                Timeless Legend

                                                                                                Everybody Disco - Paarts 1 & 2 (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                                  Hand Numbered. Only once before on 7" in 1979. Extremely rare now with originals have a collectors value of £200

                                                                                                  Toyah

                                                                                                  Four From Toyah (40th Anniversary) (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                                    Cherry Red Records is delighted announce the newly remastered release celebrating Toyahís 1981 chart hit EP Four From Toyah as a special expanded coloured vinyl mini-album exclusively for Record Store Day 2021. ï Produced by Nick Tauber and introducing a new band line-up the EP was led by the song It's A Mystery which became a hit and entered the top 40 UK singles chart, rising to no.4 in February 1981 and earning a silver certification from the BPI in March 1981.

                                                                                                    It's A Mystery became one of Toyah's signature songs and is still performed to this day. This expanded release presents all four tracks from the original 7" EP on side one of the vinyl - remastered from the original master-tapes for the first time ever.

                                                                                                    Side Two includes the four original demo/incarnations of the songs which all started life in previous recording sessions, and again are remastered from the original mastertapes for the first time ever.

                                                                                                    It's A Mystery began life as a song by the late 70s experimental synthesiser group Blood Donor with guest vocals by Toyah. Two other demos (Jack & Jill and The Merchant & The Nubile were recorded at Park Gates Studios in Battle, Sussex by the Blue Meaning band line-up, the location where they also recorded The Blue Meaning album. The never before released demo of Angels & Demons was recorded in late 1980 at Eel Pie Studios, Eel Pie Island.

                                                                                                    The release carries stunning new artwork including previously unseen shots from the classic photography for Four From Toyah which saw Toyah in four different striking and meticulous looks representing all four songs. Strictly limited edition jungle green coloured vinyl echoing Toyah's make-up from the front sleeve shot. Brand new inner bag features rare and unseen imagery of Toyah. Official lyrics for the four songs (EP version) are also included.

                                                                                                    The Who

                                                                                                    Face Dances - Coloured Vinyl (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                                      Face Dances celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2021 with this 2-LP expanded coloured (LP1 is Yellow and LP2 is Blue) vinyl version, both discs have been mastered by Jon Astley and cut at Half Speed by Miles Showell at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios. Disc One contains the newly re-mastered version of the album while Disc Two has a side of studio out-takes and four tracks from the bands Rockpalast show in 1981 which appear for the first time on vinyl. 

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      SIDE ONE 1. You Better You Bet 2. Don't Let Go The Coat 3. Cache Cache 4. The Quiet One 5. Did You Steal My Money? SIDE TWO 1. How Can You Do It Alone 2. Daily Records 3. You 4. Another Tricky Day SIDE THREE: Session Rough Mixes 1. I Like Nightmares 2. It's In You 3. Somebody Save Me 4. Dance It Away 5. Donít Let Go The Coat (Pete Vocal) SIDE FOUR: Live At Rockpalast 1. Donít Let Go The Coat 2. You Better You Bet 3. The Quiet One 4. Another Tricky Day 

                                                                                                      The Cure

                                                                                                      Wild Mood Swings (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                                        First time on Picture Disc for this 25th Anniversary  Record Store Day 2021 Exclusive. Features the singles, The 13th, Mint Car, Gone & Strange Attraction. The 2LP Picture Disc is housed in a die-cut Gatefold Sleeve and comes with a Download Card.

                                                                                                        Tom Moulton

                                                                                                        Spring Break (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                                          A red vinyl 12' release of two of Tom Moultons biggest cuts "Bus Stop" and "(Do The) Spanish Hustle" by the Fatback Band, in a printed see through plastic sleeve

                                                                                                          The Radiophonic Workshop

                                                                                                          Possum OST (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                                            Original soundtrack to a new British horror film by the pioneering UK electronic research lab. Astonishingly considering their 50 year career scoring for radio and television, this is the first time The Radiophonic Workshop have ever scored a feature film for theatrical release or collaborated on a major score together. They've risen to the challenge admirably, concocting a soundtrack that mixes pastoral flute with dread synth tones and bowed percussion that connects this to England's hidden reverse of Coil as much as the masters of Italian Giallo soundtracks. Housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve designed by Julian House with sketchbook insert, the soundtrack includes all the cues from the feature film as well as 9 bonus tracks. The soundtrack features sound elements and drones from the Delia Derbyshire archives, the pioneering producer of the original Doctor Who signature tune. These sound elements, discovered in boxes of tapes in the late composer's attic, have been restored and used in the foundations of the sound track and sound design.

                                                                                                            The Rolling Stones

                                                                                                            Hot Rocks (1971) (RSD21 EDITION)

                                                                                                              "Exclusive limited edition reissue for Record Store Day - celebrating the 50th anniversary of this landmark release. This Iconic Rock collection is a must-have release by the world's greatest rock and roll band.

                                                                                                              Originally released in 1971, this indispensable 21-track, collection features five UK number one singles - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Jumpin Jack Flash, Get Off Of My Cloud, Honky Tonk Women, and Paint It, Black.

                                                                                                              Hot Rocks offers a thrilling overview of seven tumultuous, trailblazing and innovative years of Stones' hits and also their developing musical styles and their public image. Alongside the singles are key album tracks and B-sides that would become Fan Favourites to this day - Play With Fire, Under My Thumb, Street Fighting Man, Gimme Shelter and more.

                                                                                                              This unique new package features: Original gatefold art , Printed inner bags, A set of embossed lithographs featuring photographs by Michael Joseph, Pressed on 180 gram, yellow vinyl, Remastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, Lacquer cutting by Sean Magee, Abbey Road Studios"

                                                                                                              The Selecter

                                                                                                              Live In Coventry '79 (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                RSD Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Vinyl. This previously unreleased concert is featured in the recently released Deluxe Edition CD Box Set of the band's Too Much Pressure album. This recording makes it's vinyl debut.

                                                                                                                The Sisters Of Mercy

                                                                                                                BBC Sessions 1982-1984 (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                  BBC Sessions 1982-1984 features three BBC sessions which have never been available physically before. Two of the sessions were with admired radio broadcaster John Peel. Includes early versions of the singles Walk Away and No Time To Cry that would end up on their debut First And Last And Always. Includes covers of The Stooges 1969, Dolly Parton's Jolení & Hot Chocolate's Emma. This title charts their earliest days as an indie band in 1982 to the time they signed to Warner Records in 1984. It will all be available on Smoky vinyl. 

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Side One - John Peel Session 1982: 1. 1969, 2. Alice, 3. Good Things, 4. Floor Show
                                                                                                                  Side Two - David Kid Jensen Session 1983: 1. Heartland, 2. Jolene, 3. Valentine, 4. Burn
                                                                                                                  Side Three - John Peel Session 1984: 1. Walk Away, 2. Poison Door, 3. No Time To Cry, 4. Emma

                                                                                                                  Now for a trip into an impossible land, generated on a hacked copy of Populous, wrought out of melting circuitry and bootlegged YMO LPs, projected on early green screen and filled with failed CGI from the Waterworld era. Panagiotis Melidis and Stathis Kalatzis are Territroy, the newest member of the Dekmantel family, and the creative insanity behind the newest UFO release, "Skulls & Plants". Now, I don't recall taking a massive dose of 4-AcO this morning with my cornflakes, but that may well have happened, as this is one trippy listen. At various points EBM, tropical house, machine voodoo and shamanic breaks are twisted, warped and frazzled, all achieving the demented sound signature of this lunatic Grecian duo. Rhythms collapse, stutter skip and slur, crispy distortion coats otherwise healthy melodies and oddly exotic idents flutter across the landscape, though you could never be certain they were there. Highly psychoactive electronics and primal rhythms for fans of Helena Hauff, Detlef, Lena Willikens and the Silk Road.


                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Delirium Vivens
                                                                                                                  Wax Smiles
                                                                                                                  Non Sayers
                                                                                                                  Sleeping Fury
                                                                                                                  Instar
                                                                                                                  Upside Down Sinner
                                                                                                                  I Meant You, Not You
                                                                                                                  Their Menads
                                                                                                                  Bold Like A New Sun (Ft. Olympia)
                                                                                                                  Prosopagnosia

                                                                                                                  LIES' experimental noize merchant and high concept artist, Torn Hawk, is back with another slurry of mechanized freakouts, electro-static discharge and industrialized chaos. A producer who manages to impart his own sense of impending collapse onto whatever style or genre he's working in there's also a fragile sense of personality he oft manages to convey through dark electronic ballads and avant-garde soundscapes.

                                                                                                                  Across eleven tracks for LIES we see further into the mind and soul of this exploratory and fearless producer. At times painfully bleak, at others aurally arresting, it takes no prisoners and compromises on nothing. A truly personalized rendition of environment, mood and feeling from a unique and out there artist of the 21st century. 


                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Come To Be
                                                                                                                  2. I Took What You Did To Me And Made A Sword Out Of It
                                                                                                                  3. Jade City
                                                                                                                  4. Books Smell Good
                                                                                                                  5. Lenny Dykstra
                                                                                                                  6. The Dreams Hurt
                                                                                                                  7. I Hate Weed
                                                                                                                  8. Weaponized Loss
                                                                                                                  9. Breaking Down The Gates
                                                                                                                  10. Crows Everywhere
                                                                                                                  11. Find Me In The Rain 

                                                                                                                  Tourist Kid's first release for Melody As Truth. Recorded in Perth and Melbourne between 2016 and 2017. Though the idea of movement between two places could be a somewhat romantic afterthought, a more palpable sense of dislocated unease creeps up on the listener throughout the album.

                                                                                                                  On "Discourse II", stutters of digital trash segue seamlessly into a plateau of serene, glassy ambience – and on "Bacterial", the hiss and sting of rehashed foley seems to dance around a plaintive, oh-so delicate piano solo. These striking contrasts are deftly managed, playing upon notions of digital noise and ambient, while never feeling weighed down by the limits of reference or gesture. Indeed, numerous touchstones to Tourist Kid's earlier work – and to that of contemporaries – are synthesized and expanded upon to great detail and atmosphere. "Crude Tracer" sits in its own adeptly nuanced and assured space.

                                                                                                                  Tourist Kid's production encompasses all manner of tangible and otherworldly sounds as a vehicle to explore something far more intriguing than a simple instrumental fetish – so much so that the overwhelming sting of blasted detritus or a broken and bent vocal is capable of eliciting such delicate impulses as glistening, heart-wrenching piano chords. It's a unique – and very special – kind of beauty that Tourist Kid gracefully achieves with "Crude Tracer”. 


                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                  Patrick says: Jonny Nash embraces the burgeoning Aussie ambient scene for the latest Melody As Truth release, inviting Tourist Kid to open our eyes and align our chakras. Shifting, shimmering and beautifully intangible, ‘Crude Tracer’ filters dreamlike compositions through the most delicate static, resulting in a truly ephemeral experience.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Example
                                                                                                                  2. Discourse II
                                                                                                                  3. Learn
                                                                                                                  4. Variegare
                                                                                                                  5. Know
                                                                                                                  6. UV Bleacher Tangent
                                                                                                                  7. Bacterial
                                                                                                                  8. Petrol 

                                                                                                                  Transformation / Beau Wanzer

                                                                                                                  Kozmik / Orbit

                                                                                                                  A split release on Kode. Two exclusive tracks from Transformation & Beau Wanzer.

                                                                                                                  Transformation are relatively new kids on the block, this being their 2nd document to date. A creeping, slo-mo tech jaunt, even slower than Juju & Jordash's druggy escapades and with eerie leads and haunting arps prevalent throughout.

                                                                                                                  Beau Wanzer has a bit more clout behind him, with Russian Torrent Versions and L.I.E.S both laced with his discography. Here we find him lurking in the shadows in an opiated state as "Oklahoma 3" pulls back the curtain to reveal a smoldering & rotten corpse, chemical reactions still occurring on its surface it is slowly decomposes back into the ground. 


                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Transformation - Sketch 4
                                                                                                                  2. Beau Wanzer - Oklahoma 3 

                                                                                                                  Way back in the early days of Tresor, TV Victor was one of the first artists to make waves on the label, with several of his ambient and trance productions including "Trance Garden 1-3" and "Trancecology Chapter 1". In 1989, he launched his first solo project: "Moondance – The Magic Sound of the Moon", where he lay foundations for later explorations with experimental sounds fused with pop elements and anticipated an ambient excursion to be had in the future.

                                                                                                                  In the following decades TV Victor created impressive solo works that traversed between ambient and trance, he collaborated with artists like Moritz v. Oswald, Max Loderbauer, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Paul Browse and Tobias Freud. Contrary to common mainstream tendencies he created a very unique interpretation of both genres. In recent years Victor has concentrated on creating experimental and abstract sonic spaces for escaping reality, spaces that live through the imagination of the listener. Each piece, a segment of a larger musical movement; stands alone to create new sonic continuums. Otherworldy music that is in its own sphere.

                                                                                                                  30 years after the release of Moondance and 50 years after the first landing, Lullabies For Insomniacs revisit TV Victor’s musical roots with ‘Back To The Moon’. The previously unreleased works were carefully selected from his vaults and restored by Berlin based engineer Brett Olke (B Ashra), the album offers a glimpse into the future by creating a soundtrack for mankind’s settlement of beyond in a conceivable hereafter.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Black Hole Ceremony
                                                                                                                  2. Echo Of 89
                                                                                                                  3. Moon Shack 48
                                                                                                                  4. Zero Gravity
                                                                                                                  5. Moon Ecstasy

                                                                                                                  The Action Time

                                                                                                                  Versus The World

                                                                                                                    Garage-punk-soul, somewhere between Make-up and Huggy Bear.

                                                                                                                    The Adventurous Sounds Of Mattias Uneback

                                                                                                                    Voyage Beneath The Sea

                                                                                                                    Join Mattias Uneback (known from Ixtahuele and The Test Pilots) on a fantastic underwater exotica adventure in sound! Sail the high seas, explore their depths, marvel at their strange and colorful inhabitants! This is visionary music inspired by the space-age underwater themed exotica recordings of the early 1960's as well as the peculiar aquatic library type albums of 1970s.

                                                                                                                    The songs are amusing and entertaining one moment, dramatic and fierce the next - but most of all, serenely beautiful. Using a variety of both classical andnovel instrument; from exotic percussion and full-scale orchestra and choir to vintage electronics, Mr Uneback paints a vivid and living tableau for the receptive listener. This is exotic orchestral seduction for those willing to embark on a journey of imagination. Submerge yourself in the sounds! 

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    A1. Triton, God Of The Sea
                                                                                                                    A2. Silent World
                                                                                                                    A3. Voyage Beneath The Sea
                                                                                                                    B1. Starfish
                                                                                                                    B2. Sargasso
                                                                                                                    B3. Coronado Dreams

                                                                                                                    The Afghan Whigs

                                                                                                                    Do To The Beast

                                                                                                                      ‘Do To The Beast’ is the first new album by The Afghan Whigs in over a decade and a half. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1988, the band has long stood out from its peers, with their savage, rapturous blend of hard rock, classic soul, and frontman Greg Dulli’s searing angst and obsessions.

                                                                                                                      The new album is both a homecoming - it marks their return to Sub Pop, for whom the Whigs were the first signing from outside the label’s Northwest base - and a glimpse into the future of one of the most acclaimed bands of the past twenty five years.

                                                                                                                      ‘Do To The Beast’ is an appropriately feral title for one of the most intense, cathartic records of Dulli’s entire career. It adds fresh twists to The Afghan Whigs canon: there’s the film noir storytelling of ‘Black Love’, the exuberance of ‘1965’, the brutal introspection of ‘Gentlemen’. However, the album exudes a galvanized musical spirit and rhythmic heft that suggest transcendence and hope amidst the bloodletting.

                                                                                                                      Recorded in LA, New Orleans, Cincinnati, and Joshua Tree - a virtual map of the band’s past and present homes, the album features Whigs co-founders Greg Dulli and John Curley, along with the core band of guitarists Dave Rosser and Jon Skibic, multi-instrumentalist Rick Nelson and drummer Cully Symington. Also featured are soul iconoclast Van Hunt, Mark McGuire (Emeralds), Johnny ‘Natural’ Nagera (Usher’s musical director), Alain Johannes (Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys), Clay Tarver (Bullet LaVolta, Chavez), Dave Catching (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal), among others.

                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      Laura says: Greg Dulli and co return in fine style with this swaggering blend of rock'n'roll angst, classic r'n'b and soul. A dark and uncompromising tour de force.

                                                                                                                      Mute are proud to present the 21st anniversary deluxe editions of The Afghan Whigs’ landmark album ‘Gentlemen’.

                                                                                                                      ‘Gentlemen At 21’ features the original album newly remastered along with bonus content consisting of rare Bsides, live performances and previously unreleased demos.

                                                                                                                      ‘Gentlemen At 21’ presents the original record’s 11 tracks, updated but still retaining the 1993 album’s blistering swagger. The same 11 tracks that have made a visceral connection with fans over the last 21 years - the deeply dark and confessional lyrical content, the no-frills production qualities and Greg Dulli’s soul-baring vocal performances captured on tape. In addition, the album includes all the original demos for the album, which were recorded at John Curley’s Ultrasuede studio space in Cincinnati.

                                                                                                                      The bonus material also includes the original ‘Debonair’ single B sides, including ‘Mr Superlove’ and a cover of the southern blue-eyed soul classic ‘Dark End Of The Street’ along with three songs recorded live for KTCL in Denver, previously issued on the ‘What Jail Is Like’ EP. The set comes packaged with a faithful reproduction of the original sleeve art and its striking front cover image, an homage to Nan Goldin’s iconic ‘Nan And Brian In Bed, New York City’.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Gentlemen
                                                                                                                      1. If I Were Going
                                                                                                                      2. Gentlemen
                                                                                                                      3. Be Sweet
                                                                                                                      4. Debonair
                                                                                                                      5. When We Two Parted
                                                                                                                      6. Fountain And Fairfax
                                                                                                                      7. What Jail Is Like
                                                                                                                      8. My Curse
                                                                                                                      9. Now You Know
                                                                                                                      10. I Keep Coming Back
                                                                                                                      11. Brother Woodrow / Closing Prayer

                                                                                                                      Demos
                                                                                                                      1. If I Were Going (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
                                                                                                                      2. Gentlemen (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
                                                                                                                      3. Be Sweet (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
                                                                                                                      4. Debonair (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
                                                                                                                      5. When We Two Parted (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
                                                                                                                      6. Fountain And Fairfax (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
                                                                                                                      7. What Jail Is Like (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
                                                                                                                      8. My Curse (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
                                                                                                                      9. Now You Know (Instrumental Rough Mix From Ardent)
                                                                                                                      10. Brother Woodrow (Instrumental Rough Mix From Ardent)

                                                                                                                      B-sides
                                                                                                                      11. Little Girl Blue [B-Side (Rodgers/Hart) [Recorded At Audiocraft, Cincinnati, OH]
                                                                                                                      12. Ready [B-Side (Rodgers/Hart) [Recorded At Audiocraft, Cincinnati, OH]
                                                                                                                      13. Mr. Superlove [B-Side (Rodgers/Hart) [Recorded At Audiocraft, Cincinnati, OH]
                                                                                                                      14. The Dark End Of The Day The Street [B-Side (Rodgers/Hart) [Recorded At Audiocraft, Cincinnati, OH]
                                                                                                                      15. What Jail Is Like (KTCL Live Music At The Mercury Café, Denver, CO May 10th, 1994)
                                                                                                                      16. Now You Know (KTCL Live Music At The Mercury Café, Denver, CO May 10th, 1994)
                                                                                                                      17. My World Is Empty Without You I Hear A Symphony (KTCL Live Music At The Mercury Café, Denver, CO May 10th, 1994)

                                                                                                                      The Afghan Whigs

                                                                                                                      Up In It - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                        ‘Up In It’ is The Afghan Whigs’ second full length and their Sub Pop debut. The 1990 album, recorded by legendary producer Jack Endino, was critically acclaimed and garnered strong college radio airplay. It has been out of print on vinyl for over 25 years.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Retarded
                                                                                                                        White Trash Party
                                                                                                                        Hated
                                                                                                                        Southpaw
                                                                                                                        Amphetamines And Cofee
                                                                                                                        Hey Cuz
                                                                                                                        You My Flower
                                                                                                                        Son Of The South
                                                                                                                        I Know Your Little Secret

                                                                                                                        The Aggrovators

                                                                                                                        Dubbing It Studio 1 Style

                                                                                                                          Twelve tracks of late '70s dubs from Bunny Lee's house band, all on Studio One rhythms. The Aggrovators classic line up includes Aston and Carlton Barrett, Robbie Shakespeare, Santa Davis, Chinna Smith, Ansel Collins, Tommy McCook etc.

                                                                                                                          The Aints!

                                                                                                                          5 6 7 8 9 EP

                                                                                                                            The Aints! comprise Ed Kuepper, Peter Oxley, Paul Larsen Loughhead, Alister Spence & Eamon Dilworth.

                                                                                                                            Formed in 2017 The Aints! original brief was to recreate the sound and energy of The Saints, the band co-founded by Kuepper in 1973, as they celebrated 40 years since the release of that band's groundbreaking debut (I’m) Stranded in 1977. With such talent at play though, it wasn’t long before this inspired five piece created material of their own. An album The Church of Simultaneous Existence, comprised entirely of Kuepper originals written in the period 1969-1978, was was released internationally to much fanfare and was a hit with fans and critics alike.5-6-7-8-9 is the next release from The Aints!

                                                                                                                            A 5-track mini-LP comprising alternate versions of album tracks Goodnight Ladies (single edit) and Country Song in G (acoustic) plus reworked versions of tracks from Kuepper’s 50 album strong catalogue including Memories Are Made Of This (The Saints, 1978) Laughing Clowns (Laughing Clowns, 1980) and Hang Jean Lee (Ed Kuepper & The Kowalski Collective, 2007).

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            GOODNIGHT LADIES (I HEAR A SOUND WITHOUT) (SINGLE EDIT)
                                                                                                                            HANG JEAN LEE
                                                                                                                            MEMORIES (ARE MADE OF THIS)
                                                                                                                            THE LAUGHING CLOWNS
                                                                                                                            COUNTRY SONG IN G (ACOUSTIC)

                                                                                                                            The Aints!

                                                                                                                            The Church Of Simultaneous Existence

                                                                                                                              “Rock music in the seventies was changed by three bands —the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and The Saints.” - (Bob Geldof)

                                                                                                                              THE AINTS! THE CHURCH OF SIMULTANEOUS EXISTENCE

                                                                                                                              Forty years after the release of one of the great Australian debut albums of all time Ed Kuepper returns with a brand-new band and a brand new contender for the title.

                                                                                                                              When the heavily lauded, heavily influential first incarnation of The Saints split in 1978, Ed Kuepper, the sonic architect and primary songwriter of the original band and their three albums: the proto-punk classic (I’m) Stranded (1977), the r’n'b infused Eternally Yours (1978) and the brass-laden genre-defying Prehistoric Sounds (1978) left behind a plethora of unreleased material, however, rather than attempt to salvage what could have been Kuepper chose to move on forming the legendary Laughing Clowns performing and recording in Australia and the U.K. from 1979 through 1984 before embarking on an ARIA award winning solo career that has kept him touring and recording steadily since 1985.

                                                                                                                              Come 2017 though, and the 40th anniversary of The Saints seminal debut Kuepper was persuaded it was time to revisit and celebrate the music of his youth. Recruiting like-minded souls in Sunnyboys bassist Peter Oxley, drummer Paul Larsen Loughhead (The Celibate Rifles / The New Christs), jazz pianist Alister Spence and trumpeter and brass arranger Eamon Dilworth the band performed as The Aints! Play The Saints (’73 - ’78) covering Kuepper’s tenure with the band and all the classics including This Perfect Day, Know Your Product, Swing For The Crime and (I’m) Stranded to large crowds and a hugely appreciative response. But rather than purely recycle those formative songs Kuepper began to introduce the new-old material to an audience eager to hear what else Kuepper had been sitting on since 1978. A further positive response from the music department of the ABC saw these two iconic Australians join forces and bring to light what is in essence, the long lost fourth album by The (original) Saints. 

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Red Aces
                                                                                                                              2. The Church Of Simultaneous Existence
                                                                                                                              3. You'll Always Walk Alone
                                                                                                                              4. You Got The Answer
                                                                                                                              5. Country Song In G
                                                                                                                              6. Elevator (A Song For Barking Lord Jeff)
                                                                                                                              7. This Is Our Summer
                                                                                                                              8. Winter's Way
                                                                                                                              9. S-O-S '75
                                                                                                                              10. Demo Girl Part 2
                                                                                                                              11. Good Night Ladies (I Hear A Sound Without)
                                                                                                                              12. The Rise And Falls Of James Hoopnoch Eefil 

                                                                                                                              The Album Leaf

                                                                                                                              Between Waves

                                                                                                                              Nearly twenty years into a career that has seen Jimmy LaValle exercising his creativity across the realms of film scoring, sound collage, and electronic / rock music, via instrumental and vocal-driven compositions alike, LaValle and The Album Leaf are poised to deliver yet another sonic triumph with 2016’s Between Waves.

                                                                                                                              Born out of a thorough reinvention of LaValle's creative process and approach, Between Waves is The Album Leaf's first proper full-length record in over six years and the first to be recorded and produced as a complete band, and was written with greater emphasis on the group dynamic. The album displays multifaceted, meticulous sound design, a keen ear for balancing disparate influences, and the strongest senses of dynamics, rhythm, and composition The Album Leaf has displayed to date. From the moody evolution of "Glimmering Lights" to the wistful trip-hop stylings of "New Soul" and beyond, Between Waves is a gorgeous collection of euphoric melodies and emotionally charged, multi-instrumental driven soundscapes from the longstanding innovators. This is intelligent, beautifully composed music at its most inventive, most confident, and most impressive.

                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Barry says: Well this is different isn't it? Not like 'It doesn't sound like The Album Leaf' different, it definitely does, but with an urgency previously unheard. I'm a big fan of LaValle's mellow Rhodes-based compositions (the recent reissue of 'In A Safe Place' was one of my record-buying highlights of recent times). The Rhodes is still present here fortunately, but it is backed with thumping drums in places, glitchy snares and giant swells, all topped off with silky vocal refrains. Pristinely produced and exciting from beginning to end. Rich and luxurious. Like a Creme Egg, but better for you.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. False Dawn
                                                                                                                              2. Glimmering Lights
                                                                                                                              3. New Soul
                                                                                                                              4. Back To The Start
                                                                                                                              5. Wandering Still
                                                                                                                              6. Never Far
                                                                                                                              7. Lost In The Fog
                                                                                                                              8. Between Waves


                                                                                                                              Tony Allen & The Afro Messengers

                                                                                                                              No Discrimination

                                                                                                                              Comet Records presents the Tony Allen & Afrika 70 reissue series with the classic late seventies first four solo albums of Tony Allen remastered and restored: Jealousy, Progress, No Accomodation for Lagos & No Discrimination, all coming in an heavy Deluxe Tip-On Jacket.
                                                                                                                              Tony's solo album, No Discrimination, marks an important turning point in Tony Allen's musical life. Tony had recently left Fela's band, which was clearly an emotional yet necessary change as Allen sings of love and brotherhood throughout his fourth solo album. No Discrimination, both in composition and sound, is a blueprint for the future of Afrobeat, decades ahead of its time. The songs are a mixture of old and new - fusing the classic Afrobeat compositional style with modern production and ideas. Classic tunes like "No Discrimination" and "Ariya" pushed boundaries for what Afrobeat could be, which a wave of Afrobeat bands would pick up on decades later.
                                                                                                                              With No Discrimination, Tony begins to move Afrobeat into the future, which he would continue doing for the rest of his career.
                                                                                                                              Tony Allen was a musical and compositional visionary, and this album finds him beginning to explore that vision outside of Fela's immense gravitational pull. They are the start of a new era in Tony's fruitful career as a solo artist, opening the floodgates for his distinctive Afro-Funk sound and laying the foundation for the next generation of Afrobeat musicians to come.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              A1. No Discrimination
                                                                                                                              A2. Road Safety
                                                                                                                              B1. Ariya
                                                                                                                              B2. Love Is A Natural Thing

                                                                                                                              The man who put the beat into afro-beat is back! Comet deliver a reissue of "Black Voices", featuring remastered versions and a new bonus track “Ariya (Psyche Juju Mix)”.
                                                                                                                              Tony Allen completely rewrote the books on what was possible within the AfroBeat genre with his stunning 1999 album, Black Voices. When one considers exactly "what" is going on throughout Black Voices, it is quite mind boggling, as it is almost impossible to associate a minimalist, electronic feel with the massive walls of sound which Allen was known to create. But those walls of sound are still very present, just delivered with an entirely new feel due to the presence of the producer, Doctor L. He takes the mesmerizing rhythms that Allen creates and he spins them into a stunningly modern sound. While Doctor L's production work throughout Black Voices is truly fantastic, it is clear that the genius behind the album lies within the mind of Tony Allen. With the absolutely mesmerizing, funky grooves that Allen creates, it comes as little surprise that the vocal collaborations are handled by members of one of the funkiest bands in history: Parliament-Funkadelic.
                                                                                                                              For almost two decades, "Black Voices" has remained a stunning example of the fantastic results that can occur when seemingly unrelated genres clash. 

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              A1. Asiko
                                                                                                                              A2. Get Together
                                                                                                                              B1. Black Voices
                                                                                                                              B2. The Same Blood
                                                                                                                              C1. Asiko (In A Silent Mix)
                                                                                                                              D1. Black Voices (We Are We Play Mix)
                                                                                                                              D2. ARIYA (Psychedelic Juju Mix)

                                                                                                                              Tony Allen

                                                                                                                              N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always)

                                                                                                                                Comet Records presents from Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen, N.E.P.A Reissue LP Vinyl remastered and coming in an heavy Deluxe Tip-On Jacket.

                                                                                                                                In 1979, Tony Allen decided to leave Fela Kuti & Africa 70 and moved to London in 1982. Originally Released in 1984 on Earthworks Records, this reissue holds an extra track previously unreleased on vinyl called “Olokun”. N.E.P.A (Never Expect Power Always) is a searing critique of the Nigerian Electric Power Authority, an organisation that governed the use of electricity in Nigeria.

                                                                                                                                It starts out with the title track, with a definite Afro-beat punch. Electro-claps stand as part of the percussion line, adding to a more modern look at what Afro-beat was becoming. This is followed by an even further modernized piece of Afro-beat, as the title track is given a dub mix. “When One Road Close” has a similar pace, and is similarly followed by a dub remix, complete with the necessary space-effects reverb. And to make this reissue extra special the track “Olokun” was never released on vinyl before.

                                                                                                                                Blending the nascent rise of electronica into Afrobeat production, it’s tighter than any Fela album and became a definitive project in shaping Allen’s future sound. Whether it’s the electro beats or the punchier, multilayered arrangement, it instantly stands out in Allen’s vast and expansive discography.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                A1. N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always)
                                                                                                                                A2. N.E.P.A. Dance Dub
                                                                                                                                B1. When One Road Close (Another One Go Open)
                                                                                                                                B2. Road Close Dance Dub
                                                                                                                                B3. Olokun

                                                                                                                                Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela

                                                                                                                                Rejoice

                                                                                                                                  ‘Rejoice’ is a very special collaboration between Tony Allen, the legendary drummer and co-founder of Afrobeat, and Hugh Masekela, the master trumpet player of South African jazz. Having first met in the 70s thanks to their respective close associations with FelaKuti, the two world-renowned musicians talked for decades about making an album together. When, in 2010, their touring schedules coincided in the UK, the moment presented itself and producer Nick Gold took the opportunity to record their encounter. The unfinished sessions, consisting of all original compositions by the pair, lay in archive until after Masekela passed away in 2018. With renewed resolution, Tony Allen and Nick Gold, with the blessing and participation of Hugh Masekela’s estate, unearthed the original tapes and finished recording the album in summer 2019 at the same London studio where the original sessions had taken place.

                                                                                                                                  ‘Rejoice’ can be seen as the long overdue confluence of two mighty African musical rivers – a union of two free-flowing souls for whom borders, whether physical or stylistic, are things to pass through or ignore completely. According to Allen, the album deals in “a kind of South African-Nigerian swing-jazz stew”, with its roots firmly in Afrobeat. Allen and Masekela are accompanied on the record by a new generation of well-respected jazz musicians including Tom Herbert (Acoustic Ladyland / The Invisible), Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective), Mutale Chashi (Kokoroko) and Steve Williamson.


                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                  Matt says: Relishing in the top ring of the pyramid we find emperors Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela in primo form; whipping up a dazzling eight tracks of afro-beat mayhem that few can rival. Especially poignant and arresting following Masekela's death a couple of years ago; it's a delight to see the musician on top of his game till his dying breadth. They don't make em like they used to!

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. Robbers, Thugs And Muggers (O’Galajani)
                                                                                                                                  2. Agbada Bougou
                                                                                                                                  3. Coconut Jam
                                                                                                                                  4. Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same)
                                                                                                                                  5 Slow Bones
                                                                                                                                  6 Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony)
                                                                                                                                  7 Obama Shuffle Strut Blues
                                                                                                                                  8 We’ve Landed

                                                                                                                                  ‘Rejoice’ is the classic collaboration between Tony Allen, the legendary drummer and co-founder of Afrobeat, and Hugh Masekela, the master trumpet player of South African jazz. The record, released to great acclaim in March 2020, became the first posthumous release from Masekela, and the last release from Allen, who sadly passed away a month later.

                                                                                                                                  For this Special Edition, World Circuit have gone back to the original 2010 mixes and added previously unheard parts from the 2019 sessions to create 8 reimagined bonus mixes. The CD and LP releases also feature a booklet with sleeve notes and photos.

                                                                                                                                  Having first met in the 70s thanks to their respective close associations with Fela Kuti, the two world-renowned musicians talked for decades about making an album together. When, in 2010, their touring schedules coincided in the UK, the moment presented itself and producer Nick Gold took the opportunity to record their encounter. The unfinished sessions, consisting of all original compositions by the pair, lay in archive until after Masekela passed away in 2018. With renewed resolution, Tony Allen and Nick Gold, with the blessing and participation of Hugh Masekela’s estate, unearthed the original tapes and finished recording the album in summer 2019 at the same London studio where the original sessions had taken place.

                                                                                                                                  ‘Rejoice’ can be seen as the long overdue confluence of two mighty African musical rivers – a union of two free-flowing souls for whom borders, whether physical or stylistic, are things to pass through or ignore completely. According to Allen, the album deals in “a kind of South African-Nigerian swing-jazz stew”, with its roots firmly in Afrobeat. Allen and Masekela are accompanied on the record by a new generation of well-respected jazz musicians including Tom Herbert (Acoustic Ladyland / The Invisible), Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective), Mutale Chashi (Kokoroko) and Steve Williamson.


                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  Disc 1:
                                                                                                                                  1. Robbers, Thugs And Muggers (O’Galajani)
                                                                                                                                  2. Agbada Bougou
                                                                                                                                  3. Coconut Jam
                                                                                                                                  4. Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same)
                                                                                                                                  5. Slow Bones
                                                                                                                                  6. Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony)
                                                                                                                                  7. Obama Shuffle Strut Blues
                                                                                                                                  8. We’ve Landed

                                                                                                                                  Disc 2
                                                                                                                                  1. Robbers, Thugs And Muggers (O’Galajani) (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                                                                  2. Agbada Bougou (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                                                                  3. Coconut Jam (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                                                                  4. Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same) (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                                                                  5. Slow Bones (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                                                                  6. Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony) (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                                                                  7. Obama Shuffle Strut Blues (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                                                                  8. We’ve Landed (Cool Cats Mix)

                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70

                                                                                                                                  No Accommodation For Lagos

                                                                                                                                  1978 was without a doubt one of the most disturbing years in the history of Fela and the Afrika 70. Just a year before the army had raided Fela's compound destroying his house, his club, his brother's free medical clinic and fatally injuring his mother. With their houses destroyed the band had to squat the former Decca offices. Somewhere in between the madness they managed to record Fela's "Suffering And Schmiling" album and Tony Allen's third solo-project: "No Accomodation For Lagos". Without a doubt his most political orientated record of all. After the record came out Tony Allen dropped from the Afrika 70 band as he felt that too many people were sapping Fela of his creative energies.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  A1. No Accomodation
                                                                                                                                  B1. African Message

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                                                                                                                                  When did Tony Allen’s There Is No End become my album of the year? July 24th, Night & Day cafe, DJing. I had just put needle to groove on “Rich Black”, naively unprepared for the bass to meet the bar’s booming soundsystem - and then it HIT! The dancefloor was probably fearing for its life, but I was in love.

                                                                                                                                  A collaborative hip hop masterpiece, There Is No End has a real exploratory feel to it, which (as Allen’s spoken word introduction points out) is the whole purpose of the album - to push, to innovate, and to move, through music. With various up-and-coming singers, rappers, and poets lending their talents to each song, the tracklist reads like a supergroup of Next Big Things: there’s Lava La Rue’s no-nonsense flow and controlled beauty, The Koreatown Oddity’s comic images and hard-hitting home truths, Ben Okri’s inspired mess of creationist myths, fairytale tropes, and apocalyptic visions, and Sampa the Great’s unnerving, vocoded whisper loops - and that's just a fraction of the mavericks on mic duty here.

                                                                                                                                  All this is to say nothing of the drumming. “Brilliant” would be a gross understatement of just how diverse and original Allen’s beats are - by turns claustrophobic, metronomic, wild, and stuttering, the drums make each song as distinct and… well, brilliant, as the vocals do. Throw swampy bass synths, thickly affected backing vox, and a smorgasbord of tuned percussion into the mix, and what you get is There Is No End: a dizzying swan-song by one of music’s great innovators, and a glimpse into hip-hop’s bright, bright future.

                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                  Barry says: There are very few drummers (no shade on drummers here) that would be well known of their own accord like Tony Allen is. Having been consistently inventive and undeniably brilliant throughout his life all the way up to his 2020 masterpiece with Hugh Massakela, 'Rejoice', it's really no surprise that this Posthumous release is chock-full of wonderful rhythmic surprises, and has a lineup of perfectly chosen guests. A fittingly wonderful album from one of the greatest (and original) Afrobeat drummers of all time.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  CD (14 Tracks)
                                                                                                                                  Tony’s Praeludium
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen

                                                                                                                                  Stumbling Down
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Sampa The Great

                                                                                                                                  Crushed Grapes
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon

                                                                                                                                  Très Magnifique
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Tsunami

                                                                                                                                  Mau Mau
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Nah Eeto

                                                                                                                                  Coonta Kinte
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Zelooperz

                                                                                                                                  Rich Black
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Koreatown Oddity

                                                                                                                                  One Inna Million
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Lava La Rue

                                                                                                                                  Gang On Holiday (Em I Go We?)
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Jeremiah Jae

                                                                                                                                  Deer In Headlights
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Danny Brown

                                                                                                                                  Hurt Your Soul
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Nate Bone

                                                                                                                                  My Own
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Marlowe

                                                                                                                                  Cosmosis
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Ben Okri + Skepta

                                                                                                                                  There’s No End
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen

                                                                                                                                  2LP (12 Tracks)
                                                                                                                                  There Is No End
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen

                                                                                                                                  Rich Black
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Koreatown Oddity

                                                                                                                                  Coonta Kinte
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Zelooperz

                                                                                                                                  One Inna Million
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Lava La Rue

                                                                                                                                  Stumbling Down
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Sampa The Great

                                                                                                                                  Crushed Grapes
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon

                                                                                                                                  Gang On Holiday (Em I Go We?)
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Jeremiah Jae

                                                                                                                                  Mau Mau
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Nah Eeto

                                                                                                                                  Très Magnifique
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Tsunami

                                                                                                                                  Hurt Your Soul
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Nate Bone

                                                                                                                                  Cosmosis
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Ben Okri + Skepta

                                                                                                                                  My Own
                                                                                                                                  Tony Allen Featuring Marlowe

                                                                                                                                  The Altered Hours

                                                                                                                                  Convertible

                                                                                                                                    Second album from Irish band The Altered Hours. Having previously recorded in Anton Newcombe’s Berlin studio for their debut singles & ending up in the infamous Funkhaus studios to lay down what would become their debut album ‘In Heat Not Sorry ’, the band decided once again to change the approach & take their new songs back to the privacy of their own studio space on the outskirts of Cork City. The new LP ‘Convertible’ is the result of countless late night/early morning sessions that took place over the past 2 years. Choosing to self produce and engineer this record was a conscious choice as the band felt an urge to take what they had learned on the road & in various studios previously, and condense all of this energy back into the boiling pot of their own rehearsal space.

                                                                                                                                    The group have been a part of some exciting movements since the beginning and their path has been an organic one. They quickly became known in their hometown for taking over an ex-government building in the heart of Cork city, turning into a studio and creating a hub for the scene that surrounded them. The years that follow shine a light on the relentless energy of this group and unwavering love for playing shows anywhere & everywhere It’s been a wild ride for The Altered Hours so far & their music keeps evolving & growing as the experiences build. This is a group with the spirit of music deeply ingrained in them and a passion for making rock music something that you can believe in.

                                                                                                                                    Their second full length album ‘Convertible’ is a window into the band’s idiosyncratic tendencies, a closer look into how their writing & sound continuously moves forwards while somehow remaining rooted in their own unique world all at once. The Altered Hours seem born to be an underground affair, something that they wear with pride and this album is a wonderful culmination of their DIY upbringing, their unfiltered rock ‘n’ roll spirit along with a confident stride into personal songwriting.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. You Are Wrong
                                                                                                                                    2. All Amnesia
                                                                                                                                    3. Thistle
                                                                                                                                    4. Love You
                                                                                                                                    5. Radiant Wound
                                                                                                                                    6. Street Sinner
                                                                                                                                    7. Stratocaster Dreamcatcher
                                                                                                                                    8. 7 Years 

                                                                                                                                    The Amazing

                                                                                                                                    In Transit

                                                                                                                                      The Amazing stay just out of focus. On their fifth album, In Transit, they once again perform the unlikely trick of making music that is both dreamlike, drifting across the consciousness, as well as perfectly constructed. While In Transit shares the sense of mood of many of singer and founder Christoffer Gunrup’s favourite bands – the Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Flaming Lips – it never drifts away into self-indulgence. At the heart of it all, beneath the washes of guitar, the woozy reveries, are sturdy, intensely melodic songs. You hear that from the very start of the album, when Pull slides into view, slide guitar casting shapes and shadows across the arpeggios beneath, while lightly jazzy drums propel the song forward and Gunrup mournfully whispers his barely audible lyrics, before the song ascends into a refrain that sounds like every emotion combined.

                                                                                                                                      That combination of melody and mood comes from the way the songs are made, and the interaction between Gunrup and his fellow members, Reine Fiske (also of Dungen, guitar), Moussa Fadera (drums), Alexis Benson (bass), and Frederik Swahn (keyboards and guitars). Gunrup writes alone, in what he calls “a very disgusting process. It’s just me in my underwear on my couch.” He emerges with a complete song – “the intros, the outros, the melodies, all the chords” – which he takes to the band, imagining they will play it just as he imagined. Except they never do. “They can feel rather than hear what needs to be done,” Gunrup says. “They do pretty much what they please.”

                                                                                                                                      Yet In Transit does not sound self-indulgent. Gunrup’s songs are the very heart of In Transit, and the musicians’ playing always serves them, rather than overwhelming them. On For No One, you can hear the subtlety of their interaction, which is not what one might expect to say of a song in which whistling feedback provides the core of its climax – it’s only at the end you realise how cleverly it has transformed from what begins as fingerpicked near-folk into something very different.

                                                                                                                                      As one might expect, Fiske’s guitars are at the heart of The Amazing: gorgeous tones and textures, sometimes fed through layers of distortion, sometimes kept clear and clean, to convey melody in the most direct way. “He has a sound and a way of playing that not many guitarists do – he’s all about emotion, which is great,” Gunrup says. Benson se Convirtio Completamente Furiosa, just short of 10 minutes long, Fiske displays the full range of his talents. It’s an extraordinary song, beginning with Gunrup’s voice, a lazy sigh, telling of “being caught up in a deadly boring place”, over a gorgeous, circular guitar pattern for two-and-a-half minutes, before hypnotic, swirling instrumental section built on a melancholy arpeggio takes up another two-and-a-half minutes. Gunrup’s voice returns, a little more urgent. Then the song apparently stops – only to return with Fiske playing a furious, squalling solo, a shriek of rage and despair. For the other side, listen to Rewind, a song so simple and gorgeous it sounds as though it has existed forever, in which the playing is resolutely unshowy, yet devastatingly emotive, with one simple hook – a single high note repeated in each phrase – that proves the power of well-deployed restraint.

                                                                                                                                      It doesn’t come as any surprise to learn that Fiske is obsessional about his equipment. A few years back, The Amazing’s practice space was robbed, and their equipment stolen, all bar Fiske’s Stratocaster. “Afterwards we went for a beer,” Gunrup says. “We sat there in silence and felt blue. But the person who was most upset was Reine. He was so much more upset than us, he said, because what would have happened if they had taken my guitar? He couldn’t even comprehend what would have happened to him.”

                                                                                                                                      But there’s so much more to The Amazing than guitar histrionics. “The drummer comes from a jazz background, so he doesn’t do what is expected, which I love.” A mention of Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward having the same background, and adding the same swing sets Gunrup off excitedly talking about a film of an early Sabbath live show. He identifies the common thread between Ward and Fadera: “Someone else would do something you had heard a thousand times before, but he won’t.”

                                                                                                                                      Maybe that freewheeling element is what causes Gunrup to name “playful” as the adjective he most associates with the music of The Amazing, rather than the more obvious “melancholy”. “That’s something I feel, but maybe it doesn’t come across in the records at all. But playful – and, I don’t know, I guess it could sound a bit blue occasionally, when the vocals are there. That to me is what makes it fun to play.”

                                                                                                                                      On In Transit, Gunrup’s voice is mixed a little higher than before. Snatches of lyrics gain clarity, drifting across the music like clouds. Yet you wouldn’t say he had been placed front and centre, and that suits him. “Lyrics are important to me,” he says. “But I am extremely uninterested in coming across lyrically. That is nobody’s business. If people enjoy the way the vocals interact with the music, that’s good. If not, I don’t care.” Much of his favourite music shares the quality of the vocal being a texture rather than conveying a message, he says. “If you listen to Loveless by My Bloody Valentine, I can make out maybe 11 words in one song, but I love that album more than any album ever made.

                                                                                                                                      “If there are words I don’t hear, I can decide for myself what they’re saying and I like that. With 99.9% of all music made in this world the lyrics are, oh, so fucking dumb and boring and stupid. There’s no point in me adding to that stupidity. They are important to me, but you can decide for yourself.”

                                                                                                                                      Work on In Transit began as soon as The Amazing’s last album, Ambulance, was finished. That’s when Gunrup began writing the 11 songs – stretching over 71 minutes – that make up the new record. He wrote quickly, then took them to the band, who recorded them piecemeal in (Fredrik) Swahn’s studio in Stockholm. “We started pretty soon after the last album was released, and did bits and pieces here and there,” Gunrup says. “It’s been forever.”

                                                                                                                                      While The Amazing aren’t the kind of band who insist every album has to sound radically different from the one before. They change incrementally, adjusting and refining their sound rather than revolutionising it. Changes Gunrup had thought were dramatic – like the greater use of chorus pedals and organ on their third album, Picture You – turned out to be minor. This time, the development from Ambulance is a slightly fuller sound. “The last album was just basic tracks and vocals and that was pretty much it.” He ponders for a moment. “I was convinced the last album was better because the songs were better. But now it’s the other way round. This has got more stuff on it: more vocals, more overdubs.”

                                                                                                                                      For all Gunrup’s self-deprecation, for all his unwillingness to reveal secrets and his desire to talk down his desire to deflect attention from himself, The Amazing is something he needs to do: it’s his purpose. He laughs and says that without music, “I maybe would not have killed myself, but I would have been even more boring than I am” – but he is compelled to make music, incredible music, which is why he never stops writing songs. And then he connects with the other four members to create something extraordinary. It’s about that combination, those people, playing those instruments.

                                                                                                                                      “That is the essence of it, so when we all connect in a song it’s pretty nice to be in that room. That’s therapy. I pretty much see everything we do – being on my couch, the recording process – as this therapeutic thing. I don’t necessarily think we go into the studio to do this, this and this, I just want to be with those four guys and play.”

                                                                                                                                      The Amazing

                                                                                                                                      Ambulance

                                                                                                                                        ‘Ambulance’ sees The Amazing continue their journey to a place where music is free of restrictions. Despite reflecting Chris Gunrup’s often bleak worldview, the music is expansive and beautiful, marked by playing that’s as much free jazz as rock - pure music without any showiness.

                                                                                                                                        The songs unfold slowly, without a traditional verse / chorus structure, spinning gauzy webs of shimmering mystery with their own inimitable dynamic of sinuous, swirling guitars; rich, ambient basslines; crisp percussion and restrained, church-like, keyboard textures. The stately tempos suggest a room full of shadows desperately reaching out for intimacy but never quite making the connection. The songs brim over with tension and more implied release than actual relief.

                                                                                                                                        Gunrup is known for his reluctance to talk about his process and prefers to let the music speak for itself and if 2015’s ‘Picture You’ was brighter, exploding outward to explore the limits of experience, ‘Ambulance’ is much more intimate. The mix denser and darker, the instruments pressing closer, crowding each other, imploding inward to reconnoitre the uncharted distances that exist between us, even in life’s most intimate moments.

                                                                                                                                        Sharing members with Sweden’s psych forefathers Dungen, the album delves into the hidden recesses of the heart, finding inner space to be just as expansive as the midnight sky. It was recorded in just a few days in one tiny room at Stockhom’s Buller & Bäng studio.

                                                                                                                                        The Amazing’s drummer, Moussa, is one of Sweden’s top jazz drummers and has also played with Rodriguez and Jose Gonzalez.

                                                                                                                                        The video for lead track ‘Ambulance’ features Ross Marquand (AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’).

                                                                                                                                        Previously the band have performed on The Late Show with David Letterman and toured with Tame Impala.

                                                                                                                                        “The Amazing specialize in a beauty that isn’t airbrushed or slick or antiseptic, it’s elemental rock - earthy, molten, aquatic, but using each of their qualities to soothe rather than destroy or intimidate.” - Pitchfork

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Ambulance
                                                                                                                                        Divide
                                                                                                                                        Blair Drager
                                                                                                                                        Tracks
                                                                                                                                        Floating
                                                                                                                                        Through City Lights
                                                                                                                                        Moments Like These
                                                                                                                                        Perfect Day For Shrimp

                                                                                                                                        The Amorphous Androgynous & Peter Hammill

                                                                                                                                        We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal

                                                                                                                                        The Amorphous Androgynous return with the symphonic, 40-minute prog space-rock concept album ‘We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal’. The album contains 5 epic parts, featuring the legendary Peter Hammill (the Van Der Graaf Generator) on vocals alongside a host of musicians including: Paul Weller (piano and guitar), Ray Fenwick (Spencer Davis Group/Ian Gillan) on lead guitar, Brian Hopper (Caravan/Soft Machine) on sax. The Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir and a 25-piece live orchestral string section round out this sumptuously-recorded album.

                                                                                                                                        ‘We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal’ opens with the 13-minute epic of the title track (written with Peter Hammill and Paul Weller). The themes of mortality/immortality are then musically and conceptually catapulted to the far-flung corners of the AA sonic multiverse over 40+ minutes. Channelling A Space Odyssey, the dystopian choirs and moog of ‘Hymortality’ crash full-force into the John-Bonham-like drums of ‘The Immortality Break.’ Meanwhile, ‘Synthony On A Theme of Mortality’ lives up to its name, utilizing the classic 70s Yamaha CS80 synth before progressing to a female wailing aria against classic vintage guitar rock. The whole cosmic trip cascades finally into the harp daydream reverie, choir and romantic strings of ‘Physically I’m Here, Mentally Far, Far Away.’


                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Matt says: With Peter Hammil in tow, TAA elevate their already psychedelic cosmic sound into stratospheric new realms - ascending through celestial stages of divinity until pure being is presented in all its godlike glory.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal
                                                                                                                                        2. Synthony On A Theme Of Mortality
                                                                                                                                        3. Psych Recap
                                                                                                                                        4. Hymortality
                                                                                                                                        5. The Immortality Break
                                                                                                                                        6. Physically I’m Here, Mentally Far, Far Away

                                                                                                                                        The Amorphous Androgynous

                                                                                                                                        The Cartel & Remixes

                                                                                                                                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                          Collectors Limited Edition Double Vinyl for Record Store Day 2014 * Hand Numbered 750 Units

                                                                                                                                          A special collector's double vinyl of 'The Cartel' by the Amorphous Androgynous exploring psychsploitation (where psychedelia meets blaxploitation) on their 'MONSTROUS BUBBLE' soundtrack series.

                                                                                                                                          Features original tracks from The Cartel Vols 1&2 written by the Amorphous Androgynous plus remixes by Youth, DJ Food, Black Light Cinema, Cranium Pie, Lost In Edit and by the Amorphous Androgynous themselves. Also includes 'WHERE DOES THE EVIL GO ?' featuring Alisha Sufit (Magic Carpet) on vocals and BANKSTERS which features Noel Gallagher on bass and guitar.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Disc 1
                                                                                                                                          1. The Chaser (Black Light Cinema Remix)
                                                                                                                                          2. City Of Regrets (Broadcast Of Variants Remix)
                                                                                                                                          3. Where Does The Evil Go
                                                                                                                                          4. Tunnel Vision (DJ Food Remix)
                                                                                                                                          5. Billionaire
                                                                                                                                          6. Bugged (Virgil Howe Remix)
                                                                                                                                          7. The Watch Man
                                                                                                                                          8. The Killin' Spree
                                                                                                                                          9. The Costa Rican Cartel
                                                                                                                                          10. Visiting The Visitor (Seafar Remix)
                                                                                                                                          11. Out About (Mikey Rowe Remix)
                                                                                                                                          12. Wasp (Blood Solution) (Youth Remix)

                                                                                                                                          Disc 2
                                                                                                                                          1. Banksters
                                                                                                                                          2. The Bug
                                                                                                                                          3. Regrets (Re-edit)
                                                                                                                                          4. Radio Break (NMESH Re-mix)
                                                                                                                                          5. Wasped (Cranium Pie's Baking Research Centre Remix)
                                                                                                                                          6. 1 000000 (Cranium Pie's Baking Research Centre Remix)
                                                                                                                                          7. The Wasp
                                                                                                                                          8. Bankster Island
                                                                                                                                          9. The First Billion Is The Hardest
                                                                                                                                          10. Regrets And The Damage Done (Lost In Edit Re-mix)
                                                                                                                                          11. The Rat
                                                                                                                                          12. Opium Smiles

                                                                                                                                          The Amorphous Androgynous & Peter Hammill

                                                                                                                                          We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal MPB Remixes

                                                                                                                                            The Amorphous Androgynous unite their award-winning psychedelic compilation series ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble (Exploding In Your Mind)’ with their symphonic new single ‘We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal’ (taken from the forthcoming album ‘Listening Beyond The Head Chakra‘) to create this latest instalment of the Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble series. It features a host of luminaries such as Peter Hammill -vocals (Van Der Graaf Generator), Paul Weller - piano and guitar, and erstwhile members of The Spencer Davies Group and Ian Gillan Band – as well as Soft Machine on lead guitar and sax. The Chesterfield Philharmonic choir and a full string section also make an appearance. Finally, the series features a number of collaborations and remixes (including bands Atomic Simao, Higher Peaks, Regal Worm, Cobalt Chapel) creating one helluva progtronic psychedelic trip through the Amorphous Androgynous samplerdelic multiverse.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1. The Lutine Bell
                                                                                                                                            2. Gunter & His Evil Soul Sacrifice Orchestra Play Back Mass A GoGo
                                                                                                                                            3. Hymortality Part 1
                                                                                                                                            4. Physically I'm Here, Mentally Far, Far Away
                                                                                                                                            5. In Madness Reigns
                                                                                                                                            6. Hymortality Part 2
                                                                                                                                            7. Somos Inmortales Nos Persuadimosi
                                                                                                                                            8. Everything Is Easy With A Little Persuasion
                                                                                                                                            9. Gravity Bong
                                                                                                                                            10. Our Dominion
                                                                                                                                            11. The Persuader
                                                                                                                                            12. Synthony On A Theme Of Mortality Excerpt Part 2
                                                                                                                                            13. Counting Down The Time Part 2
                                                                                                                                            14. Tomorrow, Time & Immortality

                                                                                                                                            Tori Amos

                                                                                                                                            Under The Pink - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                              After sharing personal and emotional accounts on her stunning debut, 'Little Earthquakes', Tori Amos stirs those sensations up for an eclectic yet beautiful account of female security on Under the Pink. Being a woman, she's always in question of her actions, calling out and interrogating the opposite sex for her own pleasure. But it's not necessarily with a scolding tone. She's playful with her signature piano accompaniment, but allows for a twisted mess of guitars, violins, and bass loops, which are quite enigmatic like Kate Bush as well. "Baker Baker" and "Bells for Her" are aching with ballad-esque beauty, but the seething "The Waitress" sparks Amos' inner devil. She's quaint at first, but rages into a scalding vocal queen. It makes her even more a pioneer for female originality and independence. Singles such as "God" and "Cornflake Girl" are sultry and provocative, depicting that she's everything but shy. Under the Pink is typically melodic, but it contains a heavy desire. Amos is still breaking into something more definitive as both a woman and a singer/songwriter. The lyrical imagery is much more wide open, something that will become Amos' ever-changing swan song.


                                                                                                                                              Tori Amos

                                                                                                                                              Under The Pink - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                                Singer-songwriter Tori Amos released her second studio album Under the Pink in January 1994. Entering the UK charts at #1, it’s regarded as one of Tori’s most acclaimed albums, featuring in a number of ‘best albums of the 90s’ lists. Charting at UK #4 in the singles chart, the lead single Cornflake Girl is one of several unforgettable singles featuring in the album, which also include God, Past the Mission, and Pretty Good Year. The album was BPI certified platinum in 2007, and continues to be an album which draws interest to new and old fans alike.


                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                Side One
                                                                                                                                                1. Pretty Good Year 3:25
                                                                                                                                                2. God 3:58
                                                                                                                                                3. Bells For Her 5:20
                                                                                                                                                4. Past The Mission 4:05

                                                                                                                                                Side Two
                                                                                                                                                1. Baker Baker 3:20
                                                                                                                                                2. The Wrong Band 3:03
                                                                                                                                                3. The Waitress 3:09

                                                                                                                                                Side Three
                                                                                                                                                1. Cornflake Girl 5:06
                                                                                                                                                2. Icicle 5:47
                                                                                                                                                3. Cloud On My Tomgue 4:44

                                                                                                                                                Side Four
                                                                                                                                                1. Space Dog 5:10
                                                                                                                                                2. Yes, Anastasia 9:33

                                                                                                                                                The Amps

                                                                                                                                                Pacer

                                                                                                                                                  Released in the immediate aftermath of the runaway success of The Breeders’ platinum-selling second album ‘Last Splash’ and the Pixies calling it a day the first time round, The Amps are an important part of the Kim Deal canon.

                                                                                                                                                  First intended as a solo project, The Amps instead grew into a fully-fledged band with Jim MacPherson from The Breeders joining on drums and Dayton, OH musicians Luis Lerma and Nate Farley on bass and guitar respectively. Releasing just one album, ‘Pacer’, in 1995 and after a whirlwind of touring with the likes of Foo Fighters, Guided By Voices and Sonic Youth, Kim returned them to the shelf, leaving behind one of her most intriguing chapters.

                                                                                                                                                  A glorious record whose charm has only grown since release, ‘Pacer’ captures Kim energised by a new band and no pressure, recording with purpose in seven studios with a different engineer each time. The resultant record is both raw and undeniable, with Kim’s songwriting arguably at its most cryptic and personal. Don’t be fooled by its casual lo-fi veneer too, underneath lies one serious record that never dips or lacks purpose. With this first vinyl repress on 4AD, ‘Pacer’ is finally getting the reappraisal it richly deserves

                                                                                                                                                  The Anchoress

                                                                                                                                                  The Art Of Losing

                                                                                                                                                    'The Art of Losing' is the second album from Welsh multi-instrumentalist The Anchoress (aka Catherine Anne Davies), following up on her critically acclaimed debut album, 'Confessions of A Romance Novelist', which was named amongst the Guardian critics' Albums of the Year, won HMV's Welsh Album of the Year, Best Newcomer at the PROG awards, and a nomination for the Welsh Music Prize. Written and produced by Davies, the new album features guest performances from James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers) and drums from Sterling Campbell (David Bowie, Duran Duran) along with the mixing talents of Dave Eringa (Manics, Wilko Johnson) and grammy-award winner Mario McNulty (David Bowie, Prince, Laurie Anderson).

                                                                                                                                                    'The Art Of Losing' ambitiously navigates the topic of loss in all its forms and was written and recorded during an unfeasibly busy few years as Davies found solace and purpose in a range of projects whilst navigating her griefs. Most recently this came via the release of her collaborative album 'In Memory of My Feelings' with Bernard Butler (on Pete Paphides' label Needle Mythology), duetting with the Manic Street Preachers on 'Resistance Is Futile', and being personally invited by The Cure's Robert Smith to perform at his Meltdown Festival. She also brought a new generation of ears to legendary Scottish rock band Simple Minds, where she spent much of the last five years appearing on the 'Big Music' (2015) and 'Walk Between Worlds' (2018) albums. 

                                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                    Barry says: 'The Art Of Losing' shows a superb grasp of melody and drive while still retaining the more nuanced songwriting and groove, reminiscent of recent shop hitters, The International Teachers of Pop or the superb new Róisín Murphy LP. Davies maintains the quality of her previous outing, pushing things a little further and that little bit more danceable. Superb.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    CD
                                                                                                                                                    1. Moon Rise ( Prelude ) ( 02:51 )
                                                                                                                                                    2. Let It Hurt ( 03:37 )
                                                                                                                                                    3. The Exchange Feat. James Dean Bradfield
                                                                                                                                                    4. Show Your Face ( 04:27 )
                                                                                                                                                    5. The Art Of Losing ( 04:07 )
                                                                                                                                                    6. All Farewells Should Be Sudden ( 05:02 )
                                                                                                                                                    7. All Shall Be Well ( 01:39 )
                                                                                                                                                    8. Unravel ( 04:05 )
                                                                                                                                                    9. Paris ( 02:01 )
                                                                                                                                                    10. 5AM ( 04:02 )
                                                                                                                                                    11. The Heart Is A Lonesome Hunter ( 04:06 )
                                                                                                                                                    12. My Confessor ( 03:56 )
                                                                                                                                                    13. With The Boys ( 05:57 )
                                                                                                                                                    14. Moon ( An End ) ( 02:52 )


                                                                                                                                                    LP X 2
                                                                                                                                                    1. Moon Rise ( Prelude ) ( 02:51 )
                                                                                                                                                    2. Let It Hurt ( 03:37 )
                                                                                                                                                    3. The Exchange Feat. James Dean Bradfield
                                                                                                                                                    1. Show Your Face ( 04:27 )
                                                                                                                                                    2. The Art Of Losing ( 04:07 )
                                                                                                                                                    3. All Farewells Should Be Sudden ( 05:02 )
                                                                                                                                                    4. All Shall Be Well ( 01:39 )
                                                                                                                                                    1. Unravel ( 04:05 )
                                                                                                                                                    2. Paris ( 02:01 )
                                                                                                                                                    3. 5AM ( 04:02 )
                                                                                                                                                    4. The Heart Is A Lonesome Hunter ( 04:06 )
                                                                                                                                                    1. My Confessor ( 03:56 )
                                                                                                                                                    2. With The Boys ( 05:57 )
                                                                                                                                                    3. Moon ( An End ) ( 02:52 )

                                                                                                                                                    LP X 2 + 7"
                                                                                                                                                    1. Moon Rise ( Prelude ) ( 02:51 )
                                                                                                                                                    2. Let It Hurt ( 03:37 )
                                                                                                                                                    3. The Exchange Feat. James Dean Bradfield
                                                                                                                                                    1. Show Your Face ( 04:27 )
                                                                                                                                                    2. The Art Of Losing ( 04:07 )
                                                                                                                                                    3. All Farewells Should Be Sudden ( 05:02 )
                                                                                                                                                    4. All Shall Be Well ( 01:39 )
                                                                                                                                                    1. Unravel ( 04:05 )
                                                                                                                                                    2. Paris ( 02:01 )
                                                                                                                                                    3. 5AM ( 04:02 )
                                                                                                                                                    4. The Heart Is A Lonesome Hunter ( 04:06 )
                                                                                                                                                    1. My Confessor ( 03:56 )
                                                                                                                                                    2. With The Boys ( 05:57 )
                                                                                                                                                    3. Moon ( An End ) ( 02:52 )
                                                                                                                                                    1. Unravel ( 7" Mix ) ( 03:34 )
                                                                                                                                                    1. Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky ( 03:09 )


                                                                                                                                                    3 CD Set
                                                                                                                                                    1. Moon Rise ( Prelude ) ( 02:51 )
                                                                                                                                                    2. Let It Hurt ( 03:37 )
                                                                                                                                                    3. The Exchange Feat. James Dean Bradfield
                                                                                                                                                    4. Show Your Face
                                                                                                                                                    5. The Art Of Losing ( 04:07 )
                                                                                                                                                    6. All Farewells Should Be Sudden ( 05:02 )
                                                                                                                                                    7. All Shall Be Well ( 01:39 )
                                                                                                                                                    8. Unravel ( 04:05 )
                                                                                                                                                    9. Paris ( 02:01 )
                                                                                                                                                    10. 5AM ( 04:02 )
                                                                                                                                                    11. The Heart Is A Lonesome Hunter ( 04:06 )
                                                                                                                                                    12. My Confessor ( 03:56 )
                                                                                                                                                    13. With The Boys ( 05:57 )
                                                                                                                                                    14. Moon ( An End )
                                                                                                                                                    1. Show Your Face ( Original Keys Demo ) ( 04:24 )
                                                                                                                                                    2. The Art Of Losing ( P Dub Alt Mix ) ( 04:06 )
                                                                                                                                                    3. Unravel ( P Dub Alt Mix ) ( 04:04 )
                                                                                                                                                    4. The Heart Is A Lonesome Hunter ( Original Demo Version ) ( 04:01 )
                                                                                                                                                    5. Show Your Face ( P Dub Alt Mix ) ( 04:24 )
                                                                                                                                                    6. With The Boys ( Original Demo Version ) ( 05:34 )
                                                                                                                                                    7. All Shall Be Well ( Instrumental Version ) ( 01:41 )
                                                                                                                                                    8. Paris ( Instrumental Version ) ( 01:56 )
                                                                                                                                                    9. Unravel ( Original String Demo ) ( 03:28 )
                                                                                                                                                    10. The Exchange (Dictaphone Writing Demo)
                                                                                                                                                    11. Let It Hurt ( Dictaphone Writing Demo ) ( 01:57 )
                                                                                                                                                    1. The Exchange Feat. James Dean Bradfield (Hinako Omori Remix)
                                                                                                                                                    2. Unravel ( Cross Bone T Remix ) ( 04:32 )
                                                                                                                                                    3. Show Your Face ( Worriedaboutsatan Remix ) ( 04:59 )
                                                                                                                                                    4. The Art Of Losing ( Jermaine Soul Remix ) ( 04:33 )
                                                                                                                                                    5. The Exchange Feat. James Dean Bradfield (Jermaine Soul Remix)

                                                                                                                                                    The Anchoress

                                                                                                                                                    Confessions Of A Romance Novelist - Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                                                                    Garnering comparisons to John Grant and Lana Del Rey, The Anchoress's concept driven compositions have been the talk of the music press in 2016. PROG magazine - who've nominated her for best-newcomer at their awards - went as far as proclaiming her debut album as "...Kate Bush's 'Hounds Of Love' updated for the 21st century."

                                                                                                                                                    Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, PhD & producer Catherine Anne Davies (who also plays in the live line-up of Simple Minds) sums up her album's overall concept as, "Partly a concept album narrated by the titular potboiler author, partly a series of imaginary character pieces, and partly a deeply personal outpouring from someone who's been through a fair amount of personal hell."

                                                                                                                                                    Whichever way you choose to describe The Anchoress' compelling debut 'Confessions Of A Romance Novelist '(co-produced by Mansun's frontman Paul Draper) one thing's for certain, this is something truly different.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    Long Year
                                                                                                                                                    What Goes Around
                                                                                                                                                    Doesn't Kill You
                                                                                                                                                    You And Only You (feat Paul Draper)
                                                                                                                                                    One For Sorrow
                                                                                                                                                    P.S. Fuck You
                                                                                                                                                    Popular
                                                                                                                                                    Bury Me
                                                                                                                                                    Intermission (Notes To The Editor)
                                                                                                                                                    Waiting To Breathe
                                                                                                                                                    Chip On Your Shoulder
                                                                                                                                                    Confessions Of A Romance Novelist
                                                                                                                                                    You And Only You (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                                                    Bury Me (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                                                    Long Year (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                                                    Popular (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                                                    What Goes Around (Acoustic Version)*

                                                                                                                                                    *CD Only Track

                                                                                                                                                    The Anniversary - Superdrag

                                                                                                                                                    Split CD

                                                                                                                                                      The coming together of these two emo-pop bands signifies the first release in a Split EP series from Vagrant Records. Three strong songs from each band makes this an easy-to-assimilate treat. Superdrag showcases a handful of songs and The Anniversary contribute three new creations too.

                                                                                                                                                      The Annuals

                                                                                                                                                      Sweet Sister

                                                                                                                                                      North Carolina’s The Annuals have had a whirlwind ride. They released their first album, "Be He Me", in 2006 while each of their six members were only around nineteen years old. Bloggers, critics, and fans alike fell in love with the album. Two years later, they released their second album "Such Fun". The Annuals are currently embarking on their most dynamic and creative project yet, a 2010 EP release "Sweet Sister", which has been written, recorded and produced entirely by its founder, Adam Baker, in the band’s own hometown recording studio. "Sweet Sister" encompasses the pure energy that Annuals are known for: the quirky experimentalism, the intrinsic pop sensibility, the impeccable production, and the boundless independent spirit. It is electrifyingly alive, and promises to be yet another highlight in this young band’s successful and blossoming career.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      1. Loxtep
                                                                                                                                                      2. Turncloaking
                                                                                                                                                      3. Sweet Sister
                                                                                                                                                      4. Holler And Hawl
                                                                                                                                                      5. Flesh And Blood

                                                                                                                                                      Recorded throughout the spring of 2010 by frontman and first time producer Martin Colclough, "Lifeline" is the album that everybody believed The Answering Machine could make. A departure and a knowing deviation from the sound that established the band on 2009’s angular debut "Another City, Another Sorry", "Lifeline" is a unique, intelligent and diverse LP. Stylistically extensive, the album clicks between moments of post rock magnificence to glitch-driven programming; at once inhaling a varied catalogue of influences and exhaling a body of work that will top End of Year polls.

                                                                                                                                                      After working with producers from London and New York, writing songs in Tokyo, demoing in sky scrapers and honing ideas in Brooklyn, it became obvious that ‘home’ was the perfect place to pull "Lifeline" together. The cliché goes that record producers are the so-called ‘fifth member’ of the band but Manchester’s The Answering Machine decided to keep things simple and opted for an actual member of the band to produce their second album. After several successful remix projects, frontman Martin Colclough decided to step up to the role. What followed was not an expensive studio, engineers or remote location; instead the band opted for their underground practice room in the city centre. From six feet under they emerged with their lifeline.

                                                                                                                                                      While journalists stalked the streets murmuring buzz words and hailing the new ‘Manchester scene’ The Answering Machine were hard to find. They were in fact below the city campaigning for change, creating a record that is far removed from people’s expectations of them, peeling all the layers of what journalists and fans had deemed them to be and avoiding being caught up in any industry onslaught on their city. They stand alone and by doing so have rediscovered themselves, their identity and uncovered a new sound. Central to this regeneration has been the acquisition of a number of vintage synths passed down from the Factory Records band Repetition. These, along with pump organs and acoustic guitars, opened up a new and more collaborative way of writing for the band.

                                                                                                                                                      There are no gimmicks, stories or press angles for The Answering Machine on their second album campaign. This is because what the band have created and achieved is truly remarkable and therefore the ONLY thing worth writing about. Musically eclectic, textural and complex, lyrically sophisticated, honest and striking "Lifeline" is a very special record; the first great record of 2011. It documents a band reborn, a band who have taken the model of Radiohead and The Beatles before them, determined to make a record that sounds nothing like their last. They have succeeded with a grace and elegance all of their own.

                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                      Laura says: Sadly, The Answering Machine have decided to call it a day, but they bow out in style with the release of the Limited Edition vinyl version of this album.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      1. My Little Navy
                                                                                                                                                      2. Lifeline
                                                                                                                                                      3. Animals
                                                                                                                                                      4. 3 Miles
                                                                                                                                                      5. Romantic And Square
                                                                                                                                                      6. Anything Anything
                                                                                                                                                      7. Hospital Lung
                                                                                                                                                      8. Rules
                                                                                                                                                      9. Video 8
                                                                                                                                                      10. So Alive
                                                                                                                                                      11. The End

                                                                                                                                                      The Antlers

                                                                                                                                                      Green To Gold

                                                                                                                                                        Highly anticipated record from New York's beloved act The Antlers, their first new music in seven music Perhaps what distinguishes Green to Gold from the rest of The Antlers’ canon is its arrival at a kind of quiet normalcy after a number of rather anxious records. Conceived and written almost entirely in the morning hours, Green to Gold is the easily their most luminous record to date. Following 2014’s Familiars, it looked unsure as to whether there would even be another Antlers album, after the onset of singer and primary songwriter Peter Silberman’s auditory problems.

                                                                                                                                                        Affecting his left ear, it was a condition that left him struggling to cope with commonplace noises. He was subsequently diagnosed with lesions on one of his vocal cords, requiring surgery for their removal and vocal therapy to retrain his voice to sing. Following a relocation to upstate New York and the 10th anniversary tour of 2009's 'Hospice', Silberman was rejuvenated and rediscovered the impulse to create new Antlers music. Of Silberman’s unique vocals, The Guardian wrote “His multi-octave voice is as intense as Jeff Buckley’s or Anohni’s, but it’s vulnerable without being precious or cloying” The first LP pressing is on ltd edition gold vinyl (represses will revert to black vinyl) September 2021 tour TBA, including two shows at EartH, London plus shows in Manchester and Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        1. Strawflower
                                                                                                                                                        2. Wheels Roll Home
                                                                                                                                                        3. Solstice
                                                                                                                                                        4. Stubborn Man
                                                                                                                                                        5. Just One Sec
                                                                                                                                                        6. It Is What It Is
                                                                                                                                                        7. Volunteer
                                                                                                                                                        8. Green To Gold
                                                                                                                                                        9. Porchlight
                                                                                                                                                        10. Equinox

                                                                                                                                                        The Apartments

                                                                                                                                                        A Life Full Of Farewells - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                          Originally released in 1995, "A Life Full of Farewells" is The Apartments' third album. Released only two years after the legendary "drift", this hushed album filled with melancholy ballads once again displays the writing talent of Peter Milton Walsh. Over a quarter of a century later, these majestic compositions, these silky arrangements, this delicate pop engage us with new emotions. Here the nuances are subtle and the musician's demons seem for a time abandoned, leaving room for a new serenity. Reaching full musical maturity, "A Life Full of Farewells" 'is a centerpiece of Australian discography, now unearthed and released for the very first time in vinyl format. Australian vinyl mastering legend, Don Bartley, who also mastered the original 'A Life Full of Farewells' CD, mastered the album for vinyl. Also features a guest appearance by Chris Abrahams from The Necks.

                                                                                                                                                          The Apartments

                                                                                                                                                          In And Out Of The Light

                                                                                                                                                            Based in Sydney, Peter Milton Walsh and his band, The Apartments, are acclaimed by critics and fans alike all over the world. Peter Milton Walsh formed The Apartments in Brisbane, 1978, and left Australia for New York a few years later, and relocated to England when The Apartments were signed by Rough Trade. But before leaving Australia, Walsh was sought out by Robert Forster and Grant McLennan, of Brisbane's most critically adored band, The Go-Betweens. Having been offered an 8-album deal by Beserkley Records, Forster and McLennan asked Walsh to join The Go-Betweens as their fourth member in late 1978. The union was, however, short-lived, as the deal with Beserkley fell through. Grant McLennan famously said of their different personalities, "Walsh is night, we are day. We're sun, he's rain." In and Out of the Light is a classic Apartments album, with songs, lines and melodies coming back to you long after the music has stopped playing. The album came together in a new way for The Apartments. Recording began in Sydney, at the end of winter of 2019. Working a few hours a day, one or two days a week, the album was finished in the summer, with the final mix completed the day before coronavirus lockdown hit Australia in 2020.

                                                                                                                                                            Peter Milton Walsh and bass player Eliot Fish worked with producer Tim Kevin in his Marrickville studio in Sydney, while French Apartments, Natasha Penot and Antoine Chaperon, recorded their parts in various studios in France. English drummer Nick Allum worked in London. In and Out of the Light (their 7th studio album) again features Chris Abrahams from The Necks on piano. The vocal and piano for We Talked Through Till Dawn were recorded live in one take with Peter singing as Chris played piano. Miro Bukovsky, who played on No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal, again plays flugelhorn and trumpet. In 2015, The Apartments surprised fans by re-emerging -after over a decade of silence-with No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal, an album that saw a new audience drawn to The Apartments music. By year's end, readers and critics of French music magazine Magic named No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal #1 Album of the Year. Five years later, In and Out of the Light is the highly anticipated album that will once more appeal to existing fans and new ones as well. The Apartments exquisite instrumentation and beautiful harmonies and Peter Milton Walsh's impressionistic storytelling work together beautifully on In and Out of the Light. Here are eight songs to get lost in-for a day, for a week, for a lifetime.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1. Pocketful Of Sunshine
                                                                                                                                                            2. Write Your Way Out Of Town
                                                                                                                                                            3. Where You Used To Be
                                                                                                                                                            4. What's Beauty To Do
                                                                                                                                                            5. Butterfly Kiss
                                                                                                                                                            6. We Talked Through Till Dawn
                                                                                                                                                            7. I Don't Give A Fuck About You Anymore
                                                                                                                                                            8. The Fading Light

                                                                                                                                                            The Apes

                                                                                                                                                            The Fugue In The Fog

                                                                                                                                                              Aggressive in yer face Iggy-style guitar onslaught, impressive and unrelenting.

                                                                                                                                                              The Apples In Stereo

                                                                                                                                                              Tone Soul Evolution

                                                                                                                                                                For the first time ever, the band’s second album,Tone Soul Evolution is presented with Robert Schneider and Jonathan Wyner’s original intended master.

                                                                                                                                                                Offering up “plenty of fi ne pop music, delivered in such a way that is plenty enjoyable” (A.V Club), this is the master Schneider intended for the world to hear and has finally been unearthed for this pressing. This edition comes as a super deluxe gatefold release featuring the artwork of longtime collaborator Steve Keene.

                                                                                                                                                                The Appleseed Cast

                                                                                                                                                                Peregrine

                                                                                                                                                                  "Peregrine" is: Spacious, thick, brooding, joyful, explosive, and back and forth, yet somehow seamless at the same time. It carries tones and sounds (at times) as stormy and spooky as the album's theme / storyline lends.

                                                                                                                                                                  The Appleseed Cast

                                                                                                                                                                  The Fleeting Light Of Impermanence

                                                                                                                                                                    Considered to be one of the titans in the original second wave of emo bands, TheAppleseed Cast rose to the spotlight in the late 90's and early to mid 2000's, with a string albums, including Low Level Owl I & II, and non-stop touring, earning them high critical praise and a loyal following. Their influence can be heard in countless contemporary bands such as Chvrches - whose lead singer is a self-proclaimed super fan, Basement, Mewithoutyou and so many more.

                                                                                                                                                                    While fanship continues to grow with each new incarnation from the band, time between albums has also grown a bit over the last 10 years. Despite lineup changes or time between, Crisci is still focused, as much as ever, on touring and continuing to produce the innovative landscape of music the band is known for.


                                                                                                                                                                    The Ar-Kaics

                                                                                                                                                                    In This Time

                                                                                                                                                                      Features current and ex-members of Chain & The Gang, Pygmy Lush, and The Shirks. Moody lo-fi garage rock.

                                                                                                                                                                      Coasting into town on fumes, late and not speaking to each other because nobody would stop to ask for directions,The Ar-Kaics take their cues from the first wave of ‘60s punk — American teenagers taking cues from the British Invasion, in turn taking cues from pilfers of the hinterland originators — with the added vantage of several subsequent decades worth of wayward balladeers, no names and psychedelic rock hangovers.

                                                                                                                                                                      The Ar-Kaics have been delivering their off-brand, spot-on garage rock originals out of Richmond, VA, via a flood of small press singles and a s/t debut album - all of which have since become highly desirable in the collectors market - and several successful DIY tours across the lower 48, with shows in Canada and Europe to boot. Since, they've drifted around some, gotten and lost jobs, opened a record store and label, and started families.

                                                                                                                                                                      In the summer of 2015 the group hooked up with Wayne Gordon and Mikey Post, of Wick Records to record a couple tracks at the Daptone Records' House of Soul - resulting in 2016's critically acclaimed - Just My Life b/w It's Her Eyes 45.

                                                                                                                                                                      After the success of their debut single on Wick, plans were hashed to record their sophomore full-length, which took place over three days in the Spring of 2017, at Adrian Olsen's Montrose Studio in Richmond, VA.

                                                                                                                                                                      Produced by Wayne Gordon (Black Lips, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion), and Mikey Post (Reigning Sound, The Jay Vons) the fruits of the heady three day retreat produced the forthcoming Long Player, "In This Time"...a low-brow journey through the Teen-Beat sounds of the 1960's...and beyond! From the opening, crude thud of "Don't Go With Him", the Velvet Underground tinged swagger of "She's Obsessed with Herself", the breezy, late-period psych of "Long Way Down", to the unpretentious, sap-free balladry of "It's Her Eyes" - The Ar-Kaics flex their deft understanding of the subtle intricacies that defines bonafide Garage Rock.

                                                                                                                                                                      In spite, the band remains, taking its time with In This Time, void of professionalism or self-preservation, just an unquenchable thirst to lap it up and pass it around — the good stuff that is — before it’s all gone.


                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Don't Go With Him
                                                                                                                                                                      2. Some People
                                                                                                                                                                      3. No Vacancy
                                                                                                                                                                      4. She's Obsessed
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Sick 'n' Tired
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Cut Me Down
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Distemper
                                                                                                                                                                      8. It's Her Eyes
                                                                                                                                                                      9. What You Do
                                                                                                                                                                      10. You Turn Me Bad
                                                                                                                                                                      11. In This Time
                                                                                                                                                                      12. Long Way Down


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