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The Cribs

Live At The Cavern (Black Friday 22 Edition)

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    'The Cribs - Live At The Cavern' is a special live recording of the band's one-off show at the legendary Liverpool venue 'The Cavern Club'. In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, the band played a special live-streamed show with no fans in attendance, with the show instead being broadcast to fans around the world. Now a recording of this unique concert experience, which features all the band's hits, from 'Men's Needs' to 'Come On, Be A No-One', is being released for the first time on vinyl exclusively for RSD Black Friday. It'll be the only way for fans to hear this unique performance as the recordings will not be released on DSPs before the event. The record itself is a double black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, limited to 2000 copies worldwide.

    The Cure

    Wish - 30th Anniversary Edition (Black Friday 22 Edition)

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      TRACK LISTING

      Open
      High
      Apart
      From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
      Wendy Time
      Doing The Unstuck
      Friday I’m In Love
      Trust
      A Letter To Elise
      Cut
      To Wish Impossible Things
      End

      The Undertones

      The Love Parade (Black Friday 22 Edition)

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        New 140g, green vinyl 12" single, using original cover art, with printed metallic text. 40th anniversary of The Undertones 1982 release, taken from their 'Sin Of Pride' album. Features original B-side Like That along with the rare Love Parade and Soul Seven demos, previously unreleased on vinyl.

        Townes Van Zandt

        At My Window (Black Friday 22 Edition)

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          35th anniversary edition of Townes Van Zandt’s first album on Sugar Hill Records. Lacquers cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on sky blue vinyl.

          The Bees

          Sunshine Dub Me (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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            Brand new collection of six dub tracks, remixed from The Bees’ classic debut album ‘Sunshine Hit Me’.

            Features three tracks previously unreleased on any physical format.

            Limited to 900 copies for the UK & Ireland

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Punchdub
            2. Angry Dub
            3. No Trophy Version
            4. This Town Version
            5. Lying In The Dub
            6. Sky Holds The Dub

            The Black Angels

            Levitation Sessions (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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              The Black Angels debut a live set and film spanning their career recorded live at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas. Never released physically and only streamed for one weekend, this Double LP + DVD is the ultimate live release from the seminal psych rock outfit.

              "We decided to return to Carson Creek Ranch's 'River Stage', the former site of LEVITATION to bring it all back home. The setting lent itself well to the hot and humid Vietnam river delta feel we were trying to capture. In the early days we used to play along with the film “Apocalypse Now” and this brings it back full circle. - THE BLACK ANGELS

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Viet War
              2. Colors
              3. History
              4. Yellow Elevator
              5. Grab All You Can
              6. Here And Now
              7. Vermillion Eyes
              8. Young Men Dead
              9. Bad Vibes 
              10. Without A Trace (Naan)
              11. Lifesong
              12. Comanche Moon
              13. Science Killer
              14. Empires Falling (Spinning Wheels)
              15. Life Song
              16. Commanche Moon

              The Doors

              Live From Bakersfield (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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                The Doors Live in Bakersfield is one of the more unique shows from The Doors during a tumultuous 1970 when Jim Morrison was on trial on trumped-up charges in Miami. The band had been playing together live for five years, and were tight enough to be able to veer into the unknown. That’s what they opted for in this California agriculture town on a hot summer night. Featuring improvisations and medleys of The Doors many beloved hits from across their albums, Live in Bakersfield is a shamanic adventure for all who listen. Recorded August 21, 1970.

                The Flaming Lips

                Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots - Live At The Paradise Lounge, Boston Oct. 27, 2002 (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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                  Three months after the release of their classic album Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, the Flaming Lips played a small show at The Paradise Lounge in Boston for the local alternative radio station WBOS. The small crowd of competition winners and invited fans were treated to a 40 minute set that included “Do You Realize??” and “Fight Test”, plus covers of Pink Floyd’s “Lucifer Sam” and Beck’s “The Golden Age”. One feature of this show were the song intros by Wayne Coyne.This is the first release on vinyl and it’s on limited edition pink!

                  Turnstile & BADBADNOTGOOD

                  New Heart Designs Remix EP (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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                    In a truly unique collaboration, Turnstile team up with Toronto’s jazz ensemble/production team BADBADNOTGOOD to reimagine 3 songs from Turnstile’s critically acclaimed 2021 album GLOW ON. The collaboration brings new dynamics and groove to “Mystery”, “Alien love Call ft. Blood Orange” and “Underwater Boi” BADBADNOTGOOD has previously collaborated with Ghostface Killah, Tyler The Creator, Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat (earning Grammy nominations with Lamar and Thundercat) Turnstile is coming off an epic last 2 years which has seen them propelled to new heights with 3 Grammy nominations, Top 10 Alternative radio hits, rave reviews from major publications worldwide, multiple Late Night Television appearances and exponential tour growth. The band has continued a diverse run of festival appearances with main slot appearances on Coachella, Lollapalooza, Riot Fest, Furnace Fest and most recently Rolling Loud in Miami. 

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Mystery
                    2. Alien Love Call Ft. Blood Orange
                    3. Underwater Boi

                    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 Claypool Lennon Delirium

                    Monolith Of Phobos (Love Record Stores Edition)

                      Love Record Stores Edition available from 9am on Saturday June 20th.
                      Limited to one per person.


                      Clear vinyl.

                      Tears For Fears

                      Head Over Heels (Talamanca System Remix)

                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2018 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                        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 Hit Parade

                          Joey's Girl / I'm Recovering From You

                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                            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

                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                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.

                                  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”

                                      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 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

                                          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.

                                              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)

                                                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JUNE 12TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

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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.

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          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.

                                                            Tune-Yards

                                                            W H O K I L L (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                              Tune-Yards 2011 breakthrough second album whokill will receive a limited edition pressing on splatter vinyl to celebrate its 10th anniversary on Record Store Day Upon its original release the album received accolades from The Guardian, Pitchfork, NPR, The New York Times, and it won the Village Voice's prestigious Paz & Jop critic's prize. The brainchild of Merrill Garbus, tUnE-yArDs began life as dictaphone recordings which were then painstakingly mixed down on GarageBand to create her opening gambit, the debut album BiRd-BrAiNs. Initially released on a limited LP run with screen printed sleeves recycled from thrift store bargain bins, the album was formally released in late 2009. Alongside the record, she also started to build quite a reputation for her live performances. Using loop pedals, two mics, a snare drum, a ukelele, her distinctive voice (she's spent time teaching singing in Kenya) and crucially, a second band member, Nate Brenner on bass. The album, w h o k i l l, marks a time when everything came together in to one cohesive whole. Recorded in a studio and influenced heavily by her moving to Oakland, California, she and Nate made an album that delivered on her early promise. Lyrically Garbus explores constructs of femininity and sexuality with the threat of violence that lurks on the streets where she now lives, while the energy of their show has been translated perfectly to record. 

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Side A 1. My Country 2. Es-so 3. Gangsta 4. Powa 5. Riotriot
                                                              Side B 1. Bizness 2. Doorstep 3. You Yes You 5. Wooly Wolly Gong 5. Killa

                                                              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 Courettes

                                                                Non Ti Lascerò (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                                                  Rock'n'Roll hits adapted and sung in Italiano to seduce an exotic and difficult music market. A tradition that saw many stars (Mick Jagger, Francoise Hardy...) test their pronounciation skills with swinging (but always very fun) results. Now its The Courettes' turn, to translate two of their newest songs for a special limited single 7'', released in time for their southern Europe tour and the Record Store Day 2022.

                                                                  Terry Edwards And The Scapegoats

                                                                  My Wife Doesn't Understand Me (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                                                    Available on vinyl for the first time. A double LP, playing at 45rpm for superior sound quality. The accompanying download includes radio edits of live favourite 6-8-1 (The Burn-Up) and Blue Funk, plus Ructions (60s Stereo Mix) and Qualm-Free Zone. Black vinyl. Not numbered. Recalibrated artwork in Black/White/Silver. A collectors edition.

                                                                    The Go! Team

                                                                    Proof Of Youth (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                                                      The Go! Team reissue their second album Proof of Youth for Record Store Day 2022. Long since out of print, this 15 year anniversary edition comes with an exclusive sleeve and a flexi disc of non-album track Milk Crisis and is pressed on bubblegum vinyl. This edition of Proof of Youth is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide. Bombing melodies into the stone-age with its needle-in-the-red, anti-production approach, Proof of Youth lurches from bubblegum pop to white noise in a heartbeat. 

                                                                      The Inn House Crew

                                                                      Luanda (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                                                        2 tuff afro beat funky style tunes, on the revitalised Southside Productions. 500 copies only! Side A: The Inn House Crew feat Ray Carless - Luanda Side AA: The Inn House Crew - Jummy Bee

                                                                        The Moons

                                                                        Stand With Me (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                                                          Limited clear vinyl 7" single for RSD, 500 copies only. Following their popular 2020 album Pocket Melodies, The Moons return with new single 'Stand With Me'. An upbeat number merging classic moons melodies with a hip groove and hypnotic riff.

                                                                          The Moons are a 4 piece outfit formed in 2008 by frontman guitarist/songwriter Andy Crofts now also a member of the Paul Weller band along with Moons drummer Ben Gordelier. Other Moonies in the band are Chris Watson guitar, Ben Curtis on bass guitar. The B side is an instrumental version and exclusive to this release. 

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          SIDE A: Stand With Me - 3.48
                                                                          SIDE B: Stand With Me (Instrumental) - 3.48.

                                                                          Teenage Waitress

                                                                          You Ain't Got It Bad (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                                                            Limited transparent blue vinyl 7” single for RSD, 500 copies only. Rsd 22 Brings You A Ltd 7” Pressing Of Single ‘You Ain’t Got It Bad’ By Teenage Waitress. An Electronic, Melancholy Hum Along Number. You Ain’t Got It Bad ‘ is a danceable, upbeat track with trippy psych production and a strong positive message. It features. both a vocal cameo from Blue Canary’s Harry Burgees and as close to a happy ending as you’ll probably get from Daniel.

                                                                            The Record is backed with an exciting Pale Sabres (of Colorama Records) remix of ‘I’m Leaving Berlin’ also from the Love & Chemicals album. Teenage Waitress is the solo project from Daniel Ash. The debut album, ‘Love & Chemicals’ is a fresh hybrid of infectious 60’s inspired pop melodies, blippy synths and fuzzy guitars all set to short lyrical vignettes. Some are funny, some are mysterious but all have a story to tell.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            SIDE A: You Ain't Got It Bad - 4:02
                                                                            SIDE B: I'm Leaving Berlin (Pale Sabres Remix) - 4.25

                                                                            The Walkmen

                                                                            Lisbon - 10th Anniversary Edition (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                                                              To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Walkmen's critcally acclaimed album 'Lisbon' Bella Union will be releasing a very special double LP version of the album with 5 additional bonus songs. Remastered for vinyl and pressed on 140g silver LP. It also features new artwork - gatefold sleeve with inner sleeves. Bonus tracks : Orange Sunday Good Day Carry On All Black and White Grateful Weight on My Shoulders Paper House

                                                                              The Adicts

                                                                              Fifth Overture (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                Limited edition yellow vinyl of The Adicts’ fourth studio album. Released on RSD2023.

                                                                                Not since the 1980’s has this album been available on vinyl!
                                                                                Now with a new inner bag, lyrics and a previously unseen colour photo session.

                                                                                The Adicts came from Ipswich on the east coast of England, dressed in white in an amalgam of The Joker and Clockwork Orange imagery. Their previous two LPs had made a big impact in the UK, with singles entering the lower reaches of the national charts on Sire Records – (who insisted they change their provocative punky name to ADX or The Fun Adicts when on children's TV!). 


                                                                                The Bevis Frond

                                                                                Hit Squad (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                  Available for the first time on vinyl, with updated artwork from band leader Nick Saloman. From the fuzziest West Coast psyche to lilting acoustic work by way of Beatlesy power pop and some gorgeous organ flurries, ëHit Squadí contains some of the Frondís most realised songs. From the faux-60s spy-film styles of the title track, the all-out rock of ëDragonsí and ëDoing Nothingí, the classic psych-rock of ëThrough The Hedgeí, to the epic psychedelic melancholy of ëFast Falls The Eventideí. ëHit Squadí has Saloman playing to his strengths, but not resting on his laurels.î AllMusic. A magnificent uplifting collection of tales about every manís trials and tribulations mixed with escapist visions and beautiful pop songs; the evocative ëHigh Pointí is worth the entry fee alone.

                                                                                  The Flowers Of Hell

                                                                                  Odes (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                    Released in late 2012, Odes is the fourth studio album from The Flowers of Hell. It is a covers record and the first release from the group to feature vocals and verse-chorus-verse song structures. It was premiered by Lou Reed, who opened the twelfth and final episode of his New York Shuffle radio show by airing three songs in a row and praising the album as ñ "So beautiful and great. I think it's an amazing, amazing album. Exquisite." Never available on vinyl until now and being released on Space Age Recordings. Greg Jarvis, front man of The Flowers of Hell, has created something very special; the artwork features a die cut outer sleeve, revealing the printed inner sleeve and when removed, revealing more artwork on the inside of the 300gsm outer sleeve. The music has been remastered for LP by Odes co-producer Peter Moore. Pressed in a red 180g heavyweight vinyl, the whole package is stickered and poly bagged, a real show stopper!

                                                                                    The Groundhogs

                                                                                    Crosscut Saw (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                      Available for the first time on vinyl since 1976, pressed on silver wax and featuring a limited edition foil embossed sleeve with extensive liner notes. Crosscut Saw sees the reformed Groundhogs with second guitarist Dave Wellbelove, sparring with the legendary Tony McPhee."Musically I'd gone back to the basics," McPhee told Sounds, the addition of a doodle of synth and a second guitarist notwithstanding. As a result; "Riffs galore permeate." (AllMusic). A suitably explosive prog-pleasing follow up to 1992's 'Who Will Save The World' and 'Hogwash' rekindling the fire of the blues in a new, heavy progressive setting, all set for a new guitar-powered age.

                                                                                      The Hoax

                                                                                      So What / Cargo Recordings (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                        The Hoax formed in Manchester in 1979 with the original line up of Ian Chambers (vocals), Steve Mardy (bass), Andy Farley (guitar) and Mike Joyce (drums). They rehearsed at the now legendary TJM studios along with other Manchester punk bands such as Joy Division, Buzzcocks, The Fall, Slaughter and The Dogs etc. After a handful of gigs at some of Manchester's long forgotten venues it was time to enter the studio to record their first ep. Cargo in Rochdale was the obvious choice as this was the favourite studio of Manchester's punk elite. After three more releases and a handful of line-up changes The Hoax called it a day. Ian left after the first recordings, Steve went onto pursue a career outside the music industry, Andy kept the band going til the final release in 1981 and Mike Joyce went on to join The Smiths and the rest is history. This limited edition (500) coloured release for RSD is a compilation of The Hoax first three ep's all recorded at Cargo studios in Rochdale. A perfect document to highlight the spirit and diy ethos of the Manchester Punk Scene. Play loud and ENJOY!

                                                                                        The Juan McClean

                                                                                        Happy House (Mark E Remix Of Matthew Dear V Audion Remix) / Happy House (Matthew Dear V Audion Remix) (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                          The launch of a brand new Record label by Skint Records Head honcho - Damian Harris ~ a rare never released on Vinyl remix of The Juan McClean classic "Happy House" Licensed from james Murphy's (LCD Soundsystem) DFA Records remixed by Matthew Dear, & Audion and then reimagined for 2023 by Mark E - A Happy House (Mark E remix of Matthew Dear v Audion Remix) AA Happy House (Matthew Dear V Audion Remix)

                                                                                          The Liminanas & David Menke

                                                                                          Thatcher's Not Dead (OST) (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                            100 % New original songs done by the psychedelic french garage duo The Liminanas & german-french music composer David Menke for the forthcoming Arte documentary "Thatcher's Not Dead" dedicated to Margaret Thatcher. The only physical edition done is the this Double LP for the Record Store day. 

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1 - Snatcher – Feat. Oliver Howlett
                                                                                            A2 – Downfall – Part.1
                                                                                            A3 – Not Our War
                                                                                            A4 – Heritage
                                                                                            B1 – Bright Future
                                                                                            B2 – The Iron Lady
                                                                                            B3 – Master Plan – Feat. Oliver Howlett
                                                                                            B4 – Don’t Be A Traitor Feat. Oliver Howlett
                                                                                            B5 – Fuzzy Thatcher
                                                                                            B6 – She Had To Be Believed
                                                                                            B7 – War
                                                                                            C1 – Broken Dreams – Feat. Oliver Howlett
                                                                                            C2 – Num Confrontation
                                                                                            C3 – Chaos
                                                                                            C4 – Business As Usual
                                                                                            C5 – Revolting
                                                                                            D1 – Tears Don’t Lie
                                                                                            D2 – Way Of Her Cross
                                                                                            D3  - Ambiguous Memories
                                                                                            D4 – Downfall Part.B

                                                                                            The March Violets

                                                                                            Made Glorious (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                              The very first time on vinyl for The March Violets’ ‘difficult’ debut album!
                                                                                              Limited edition in PURPLE vinyl in gatefold sleeve with lyric sheet released on RSD2023. 

                                                                                              Originally from Leeds in the early 80’s – label-mates of Sisters of Mercy.

                                                                                              THE MARCH VIOLETS came out of Leeds in the early 80’s, label-mates of Sisters of Mercy. Constantly at the heights of the UK indie singles charts, the singles became the foundation of LP compilations in the UK and USA. Signing to a major, they featured in the John Hughes’ Some Kind of Wonderful movie with two songs, but split up before an album was completed.

                                                                                              Twenty-five years later they reformed, touring the UK and USA, and at last completed their first album, Made Glorious along with a video of ‘Dandelion King’ via a well over-subscribed Pledge Music campaign in 2013. Fans got access to a very limited CD and download, but sadly various events conspired to stop a planned vinyl production. Here at last is the long-awaited ‘difficult first album’ on vinyl from The March Violets! 


                                                                                              The Mike Flowers Pops

                                                                                              Wonderwall (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                                For the first time on 12", The Mike Flowers Popsí easy-listening smash "Wonderwall" is joined by covers of classic songs by BjOrk, The Doors and Prince. Black Vinyl, no download code.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                A1. Wonderwall
                                                                                                A2. Light My Fire
                                                                                                B1. Venus As A Boy
                                                                                                B2. 1999

                                                                                                The Nightingales

                                                                                                Out Of True (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                                  Out Of True, the shock comeback album by the Nightingales, was originally released more than a decade after Robert Lloyd's strange major label foray. Now getting the recognition the band deserve, following the critical success of The Nightingales documentary King Rocker (Stewart Lee), this 2006 comeback record is available on vinyl for the very first time. Spread across two LPs, with over an hour of banging tunes, this is an essential piece of the bandís history and is packaged with liner notes from Robert Lloyd and a bonus download of the "What's Not To Love" EP.

                                                                                                  The Pearlfishers

                                                                                                  Sky Meadows (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                                    20th Anniversary Edition of the long-deleted fifth album by THE PEARLFISHERS from 2003.

                                                                                                    Deluxe 2-LP set in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with enhanced artwork and all lyrics. The album has been remastered and features four previously unreleased bonus tracks. Non-Returnable.

                                                                                                    Masterful, melody-laden classic pop music, driven by main man DAVID SCOTT’s exceptional songwriting which has often been compared to PAUL MCCARTNEY, BURT BACHARACH, JIMMY WEBB, TODD RUNDGREN and BRIAN WILSON.


                                                                                                    The Week That Was

                                                                                                    The Week That Was (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                                      Reissued for the first time since 2008 this first ever repress of the much sought after Field Music offshoot The Week That Was celebrates 15 years since its release. Reissued on an exclusive clear vinyl the album has also been remastered by David Brewis of Field Music.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Learn To Learn
                                                                                                      The Good Life
                                                                                                      The Story Waits For No
                                                                                                      One
                                                                                                      It's All Gone Quiet
                                                                                                      The Airport Line
                                                                                                      Yesterday's Paper
                                                                                                      Come Home
                                                                                                      Scratch The Surface

                                                                                                      Travis

                                                                                                      The Invisible Band (Live) (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                                        2-LP set of legendary Scottish rockers Travis’ entire performance of The Invisible Band captured at the final night of the 20th Anniversary tour in their hometown concert of Glasgow in May 2022. Pressed on 180-gram clear vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket featuring exclusive photography from the tour.

                                                                                                        The Dead C

                                                                                                        Unknowns

                                                                                                          Some bands struggle to transcend their initial mythos, those stories that introduce them to the public eye. But The Dead C is a notable exception. They appeared in 1986 under a cloud of mystery, their unconventional location (South Island, New Zealand) helping to fuel their erratic sound. Name-dropped through the nineties by groups like Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo, they gained influence and acclaim but never strayed from their original mainlined performing technique, which can sound like chaos to the casual listener.

                                                                                                          What kind of a world greets them and their new album Unknowns in 2020? New Zealand culture is better known throughout the world, not to mention a low-virus paradise. Yes, isolated as in the past, but this time for being a nation of efficacy in tackling a public health crisis. But what about the rest of the world? The music of Mssrs. Robbie Yates, Bruce Russell and Michael Morley endures, partially because their errant sounds, once so alienating, now feel like they’ve been made flesh in a large part of the modern day world.

                                                                                                          Continuing to delve inwards for inspiration with tin ears towards trends, styles and technique, The Dead C forge onward. Unpolished, dusty and gritty, these three have again taken two guitars and drums, a combo which has less to say than ever, and leave the listener stunned. Unknowns has Morley slurring over spiraling dissemblance, with tracks ricocheting from intense to assaultive to drained, yet consistently magnificent. As reliable as ever, The Dead C are firmly grounded as an unassailable Truth.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. Grunt Machine
                                                                                                          2. Still
                                                                                                          3. The Sky Above
                                                                                                          4. Glitterness
                                                                                                          5. The Field

                                                                                                          The Orielles

                                                                                                          The Goyt Method

                                                                                                            The Orielles on The Goyt Method: Our concept for The Goyt Method was birthed from our interest in cybernetics, improvisation and experimental electronic music. We wanted to zoom out of ‘Tableau’ (the band’s third album released in 2022) and disconnect all the pieces, rearranging them in new ways to create variations of songs, which encapsulate the whole record. We left this part of the process completely down to chance, adopting an online roulette wheel to choose our stems. This way of creating music was familiar to us from spending a lot of time remixing and record collecting, gaining an invested interest in deep listening and avant-garde electronic music.

                                                                                                            The name itself comes from the initial location in which we remixed with Joel Patchett, a wintery and freezing cold Goyt Mill. From here, we coined the term ‘Goytism’ or ‘to Goyt’ which was basically our way of describing the process of repurposing and resampling acoustic sounds through digital production, making them unrecognisable from their original source.

                                                                                                            The photograph on the sleeve was taken in winter 2020, our first visit to the Mill studio, our first Goyt session. 


                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Side A:
                                                                                                            1. Tableau 001
                                                                                                            2. Tableau 002
                                                                                                            3. Improvisation 002
                                                                                                            Side B:
                                                                                                            1. Tableau 003
                                                                                                            2. Tableau 004 

                                                                                                            TVAM

                                                                                                            High Art Lite

                                                                                                              TVAM self-released his much-acclaimed debut Psychic Data in the autumn of 2018, something of a cult-classic, the album joined the dots between Suicide’s deconstructed rock ’n’ roll, Boards of Canada’s irresistible nostalgia and My Bloody Valentine’s infinite noise. Psychic Data spawned an ‘Album Of The Day’ at BBC 6Music whilst signature tune ‘Porsche Majeure’ featured in HBO’s smash-hit ‘Succession’.

                                                                                                              Fast forward the VCR to 2022, High Art Lite takes a different tilt to its predecessor by emphasising the immediate and the personal.The colours are blown-out and the brightness is cranked up.TVAM’s take on role models, fictional movie character tropes, and fables of good and evil, are all tackled with the same suspicious cynicism but this time with an urgent belief in the human condition.

                                                                                                              A heady mix of Black Mirror’s modern fables, JG Ballard’s gated communities of sun-drenched wealth, and Mulholland Drive’s boulevard of broken daydreams, High Art Lite offers an all-inclusive package of redemption.

                                                                                                              High Art Lite is the first-ever Dinked Edition collaboration with Invada Records.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                              Future Flesh
                                                                                                              Every Day In Every Way
                                                                                                              Club Nautico (Part 1)
                                                                                                              Piz Buin
                                                                                                              Double Lucifer
                                                                                                              Shallow Ends
                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                              Semantics
                                                                                                              Say Anything
                                                                                                              Host
                                                                                                              Club Nautico (Part 2)
                                                                                                              High Art Lite

                                                                                                              TVAM

                                                                                                              High Art Lite

                                                                                                                TVAM self-released his much-acclaimed debut Psychic Data in the autumn of 2018, something of a cult-classic, the album joined the dots between Suicide’s deconstructed rock ’n’ roll, Boards of Canada’s irresistible nostalgia and My Bloody Valentine’s infinite noise. Psychic Data spawned an ‘Album Of The Day’ at BBC 6Music whilst signature tune ‘Porsche Majeure’ featured in HBO’s smash-hit ‘Succession’.

                                                                                                                Fast forward the VCR to 2022, High Art Lite takes a different tilt to its predecessor by emphasising the immediate and the personal.The colours are blown-out and the brightness is cranked up.TVAM’s take on role models, fictional movie character tropes, and fables of good and evil, are all tackled with the same suspicious cynicism but this time with an urgent belief in the human condition.

                                                                                                                A heady mix of Black Mirror’s modern fables, JG Ballard’s gated communities of sun-drenched wealth, and Mulholland Drive’s boulevard of broken daydreams, High Art Lite offers an all-inclusive package of redemption.

                                                                                                                High Art Lite is the first-ever Dinked Edition collaboration with Invada Records.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Side A
                                                                                                                Future Flesh
                                                                                                                Every Day In Every Way
                                                                                                                Club Nautico (Part 1)
                                                                                                                Piz Buin
                                                                                                                Double Lucifer
                                                                                                                Shallow Ends
                                                                                                                Side B
                                                                                                                Semantics
                                                                                                                Say Anything
                                                                                                                Host
                                                                                                                Club Nautico (Part 2)
                                                                                                                High Art Lite

                                                                                                                Tom Waits

                                                                                                                The Black Rider - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                  Celebrate 5 of Tom Waits’ albums from the Island years, all of which have had an incredible impact on music history.

                                                                                                                  All remastered to HD audio.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                                  Lucky Day Overture
                                                                                                                  The Black Rider
                                                                                                                  November
                                                                                                                  Just The Right Bullets
                                                                                                                  Black Box Theme
                                                                                                                  'Tain't No Sin
                                                                                                                  Flash Pan Hunter/Intro
                                                                                                                  That's The Way
                                                                                                                  The Briar And The Rose
                                                                                                                  Russian Dance
                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                  Gospel Train/Orchestra
                                                                                                                  I'll Shoot The Moon
                                                                                                                  Flash Pan Hunter
                                                                                                                  Crossroads
                                                                                                                  Gospel Train
                                                                                                                  Interlude
                                                                                                                  Oily Night
                                                                                                                  Lucky Day
                                                                                                                  The Last Rose Of The Summer
                                                                                                                  Carnival

                                                                                                                  Tom Waits

                                                                                                                  The Black Rider - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                    Celebrate 5 of Tom Waits’ albums from the Island years, all of which have had an incredible impact on music history.

                                                                                                                    All remastered to HD audio.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                    Lucky Day Overture
                                                                                                                    The Black Rider
                                                                                                                    November
                                                                                                                    Just The Right Bullets
                                                                                                                    Black Box Theme
                                                                                                                    'Tain't No Sin
                                                                                                                    Flash Pan Hunter/Intro
                                                                                                                    That's The Way
                                                                                                                    The Briar And The Rose
                                                                                                                    Russian Dance
                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                    Gospel Train/Orchestra
                                                                                                                    I'll Shoot The Moon
                                                                                                                    Flash Pan Hunter
                                                                                                                    Crossroads
                                                                                                                    Gospel Train
                                                                                                                    Interlude
                                                                                                                    Oily Night
                                                                                                                    Lucky Day
                                                                                                                    The Last Rose Of The Summer
                                                                                                                    Carnival

                                                                                                                    Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon

                                                                                                                    Temperature High (Benjamin Freeney Versions)

                                                                                                                      'Foom label head Benjamin Freeney reworks Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon's restless, psychedelic epic, "Temperature High" into three new forms (two cuts for the dancefloor, and one ambient interlude), rearranging the rich source material of the original (metallic field recordings from the New York subway, Peter Gordon's original Korg bassline reincarnated in sub-bass form, Tim Burgess' ethereal vocal cut-up into new patterns) and fusing it with new percussive and melodic elements. The original track was featured on Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon’s Same Language, Different Worlds album from 2016, with contributions from Arthur Russell's close collaborators Peter Zummo and Mustafa Ahmed, as well as Factory Floor’s Nik Void.'

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Temperature High (Benjamin Freeney Cold Light Dub)
                                                                                                                      2. Temperature High (Benjamin Freeney Interlude Dub)
                                                                                                                      3. Temperature High (Benjamin Freeney Warm Blood Dub)

                                                                                                                      The Descendents

                                                                                                                      9th & Walnut

                                                                                                                        Put simply, this is the DESCENDENTS' earliest material, representing a "lost" pre-MGTC album. Most of these songs have not been heard—until now.

                                                                                                                        Formed in L.A.'s South Bay in 1978, DESCENDENTS began as a power trio featuring bassist Tony Lombardo, drummer Bill Stevenson, and guitarist Frank Navetta (d. 2008). The band recruited vocalist Milo Aukerman in 1980 and began establishing themselves as major players in the Southern California Punk movement. Over the years, the band has sustained a potent chemistry and shared vision, further cementing them as punk legends.

                                                                                                                        In 2002, the original four-piece lineup — Frank Navetta, Tony Lombardo, Bill Stevenson, and Milo Aukerman — got back into the studio to finally record their first-ever songs. The songs were written by the band from 1977 through 1980, before recording the Fat EP (1981) and the Milo Goes to College LP (1982).

                                                                                                                        Every element of DESCENDENTS' genre-creating sound is here: Stevenson's hyper-caffeinated surf-beats, Lombardo's intrepid bass, Navetta's crunching attack, Aukerman's impassioned, infinitely relatable singing—and all those great melodies and harmonies.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Barry says: '9th & Walnut' offers the essential missing link in the Descendents history, before their 1982 breakthrough classic 'Milo Goes To College'. It's a richly rewarding listen, with moments aplenty of that classic early skate-punk sound, and a great insight into the development of one of the most well known US punk acts.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Sailor's Choice
                                                                                                                        Crepe Suzette
                                                                                                                        You Make Me Sick
                                                                                                                        Lullaby
                                                                                                                        Nightage
                                                                                                                        Baby Doncha Know
                                                                                                                        Tired Of Being Tired
                                                                                                                        I'm Shaky
                                                                                                                        Grudge
                                                                                                                        Mohicans
                                                                                                                        Like The Way I Know
                                                                                                                        It’s A Hectic World
                                                                                                                        To Remember
                                                                                                                        Yore Disgusting
                                                                                                                        It's My Hair
                                                                                                                        I Need Some
                                                                                                                        Ride The Wild
                                                                                                                        Glad All Over

                                                                                                                        A singular group of experts issues a notice of extraordinary urgency in the vicinity of various atmospheric phenomena, which are partially localized and, above all, of high intensity. Yet the sun shines with strength over the Neapolitan favela. 'Allerta Meteo' is the first album of sparkling sonics by The Funkin' Machine Collective and the newest release of Periodica Records? Pegaso Series, comprising a cross-section of jazz and funk sounds, with bright colors that are good for any season, whether rain or shine. The voice of Andres Balbucea - the binding soul of the opera - is supported by the unmistakable flow of Speaker Cenzou during the vibrant ''L'ora d'o Groove'', accompanied by the performances of Roberto Porzio on the synthesizers, Alessio Pignorio and Riccardo Betteghella on the guitars, Vincenzo Lamagna bass guitar, Andrea De Fazio drums, Paolo Bianconcini on percussions, and the extraordinary participation of Pietro Santangelo in the cinematic ''Django'' and Jeroen Verberne on Trombone in ''Rafiki''. An authentic wave of warm notes destined to overwhelm the most observant listener, the first-hour followers, and all the citizens.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. Prufesso
                                                                                                                        2. Django (Fischio)
                                                                                                                        3. Rafiki
                                                                                                                        4. Allerta Meteo
                                                                                                                        5. Affittacamere
                                                                                                                        6. Ll'ora Do Groove
                                                                                                                        7. Pataturk

                                                                                                                        The Phoenix Foundation

                                                                                                                        Friend Ship

                                                                                                                          The Phoenix Foundation have lived many lives. From high school distortion addicts to indie folk trippers to masters of motorik dream pop. It’s been five years since their last album, Give Up Your Dreams, but that downtime has been well spent. The New Zealand outfit have been writing, recording, touring with a Symphony Orchestra, creating the acclaimed soundtrack for Taika Waititi's Hunt For The Wilderpeople, building shrines to light, creating scores for VR, producing other bands and, that most lockdown-friendly activity, baking sourdough.

                                                                                                                          Slowly, when they could, the six old friends found time to work together in studios, garages, forests, and sheds to put together the concise ten song set of that is Friend Ship. “We took such a long break after Give Up Your Dreams that when we did decide to make a new record we all felt it needed to be in some esoteric sense different,” says co-lead singer Samuel Flynn Scott. “To me that meant returning to something more focused. Honing in on the songs before we went deep into the arrangements and freaky sounds.” And the results reflect this approach too. Whilst Friend Ship, as you would expect, weaves seamlessly between dreamy introspective pop, stretched out grooves and psychedelic rock, it also exists as a collection of masterfully crafted songs.

                                                                                                                          Friend Ship features vocals from Nadia Reid, Tiny Ruins’ Hollie Fullbrook and Anita Clark aka Motte plus sumptuous string arrangements performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.


                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Barry says: Phoenix Foundation present a widescreen look at the blurred peripheries between dream pop, synthwave and good old fashioned indie music here with their latest outing, Friend Ship'. Beautifully smooth, soaringly melodic and deeply comforting, The Phoenix Foundation have done it again.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Guru
                                                                                                                          2. Miserable Meal (with The NZSO)
                                                                                                                          3. Hounds Of Hell (with Nadia Reid)
                                                                                                                          4. Decision Dollars (with Hollie Fullbrook)
                                                                                                                          5. Transit Of Venus (with The NZSO)
                                                                                                                          6. Tranquility (with Hollie Fullbrook)
                                                                                                                          7. Landline
                                                                                                                          8. Former Glory (with Anita Clark)
                                                                                                                          9. My Kitchen Rules
                                                                                                                          10. Trem Sketch

                                                                                                                          Tasha

                                                                                                                          Tell Me What You Miss The Most

                                                                                                                            Tasha’s second album, ‘Tell Me What You Miss The Most’ mingles pockets of introspection with wide, expansive, marveling at what’s yet to come. Born and raised in Chicago, Tasha is a musician who writes songs that take loving and longing seriously. Whether dwelling in the sad thrum of an impending break up or the dizzying, heart thumping waltz of new infatuation, here is an album that traces one artist’s relationship to herself in love. Full of deep, invigorating inhales and relieved, joyful exhales, Tell Me What You Miss The Most is an exquisitely crafted breath of much needed air.

                                                                                                                            Tell Me What You Miss the Most isn’t just a catalogue of tenderness it’s also a showcase of Tasha’s growing and formidable musician-ship. “When I made Alone at Last, I had only been writing songs for two years. I hardly even knew what kind of song writer I was. But this record feels much stronger as far as a representation of my songwriter and musicianship,” says Tasha, adding “I did feel like I was piloting it in a way that I haven’t really felt before.”
                                                                                                                            “I was inspired by a distance I felt from myself,” says Tasha of the album, “the writing was kind of born from this desire to get back to an intimacy, or honesty, with myself.” Other inspirations include kissing, long drives in nature, her mother, and “winter and all that it allows (being alone inside, wrapped up in something warm, feeling things deeply.)” Her list of inspirations is a collection of types of touch; fleeting affectionate touch, the brush of a knit blanket, the bracing grip of feeling one’s own skin twinned in a palm. So too does the album veer in and out of touch with Tasha herself, tracing tenderness and loneliness, the paradox of feeling held and utterly abandoned at once.

                                                                                                                            “Tasha makes wondrous, gentle soul that advocates for self-care.” – Pitchfork.

                                                                                                                            “Genre fluid like Lianne La Havas and Jamila Woods, with decorative-but-unobtrusive guitar work and electronics, Tasha roots her songs in a conversational poetry that hits like heart pangs.” - NPR Music.

                                                                                                                            “Her gentle, resplendent songs are a salve for those who struggle to find space to be themselves.” - Chicago Reader.


                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                                                            1. Bed Song 1
                                                                                                                            2. History
                                                                                                                            3. Perfect Wife
                                                                                                                            4. Sorry’s Not Enough
                                                                                                                            5. Love Interlude
                                                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                                                            1. Dream Still
                                                                                                                            2. Burton Island
                                                                                                                            3. Lake Superior
                                                                                                                            4. Year From Now
                                                                                                                            5. Bed Song 2

                                                                                                                            Tasha

                                                                                                                            Tell Me What You Miss The Most

                                                                                                                              Tasha’s second album, ‘Tell Me What You Miss The Most’ mingles pockets of introspection with wide, expansive, marveling at what’s yet to come. Born and raised in Chicago, Tasha is a musician who writes songs that take loving and longing seriously. Whether dwelling in the sad thrum of an impending break up or the dizzying, heart thumping waltz of new infatuation, here is an album that traces one artist’s relationship to herself in love. Full of deep, invigorating inhales and relieved, joyful exhales, Tell Me What You Miss The Most is an exquisitely crafted breath of much needed air.

                                                                                                                              Tell Me What You Miss the Most isn’t just a catalogue of tenderness it’s also a showcase of Tasha’s growing and formidable musician-ship. “When I made Alone at Last, I had only been writing songs for two years. I hardly even knew what kind of song writer I was. But this record feels much stronger as far as a representation of my songwriter and musicianship,” says Tasha, adding “I did feel like I was piloting it in a way that I haven’t really felt before.”
                                                                                                                              “I was inspired by a distance I felt from myself,” says Tasha of the album, “the writing was kind of born from this desire to get back to an intimacy, or honesty, with myself.” Other inspirations include kissing, long drives in nature, her mother, and “winter and all that it allows (being alone inside, wrapped up in something warm, feeling things deeply.)” Her list of inspirations is a collection of types of touch; fleeting affectionate touch, the brush of a knit blanket, the bracing grip of feeling one’s own skin twinned in a palm. So too does the album veer in and out of touch with Tasha herself, tracing tenderness and loneliness, the paradox of feeling held and utterly abandoned at once.

                                                                                                                              “Tasha makes wondrous, gentle soul that advocates for self-care.” – Pitchfork.

                                                                                                                              “Genre fluid like Lianne La Havas and Jamila Woods, with decorative-but-unobtrusive guitar work and electronics, Tasha roots her songs in a conversational poetry that hits like heart pangs.” - NPR Music.

                                                                                                                              “Her gentle, resplendent songs are a salve for those who struggle to find space to be themselves.” - Chicago Reader.


                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                                              1. Bed Song 1
                                                                                                                              2. History
                                                                                                                              3. Perfect Wife
                                                                                                                              4. Sorry’s Not Enough
                                                                                                                              5. Love Interlude
                                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                                              1. Dream Still
                                                                                                                              2. Burton Island
                                                                                                                              3. Lake Superior
                                                                                                                              4. Year From Now
                                                                                                                              5. Bed Song 2

                                                                                                                              If TEEN’s 2016 album Love Yes was a bursting, harmony-infused synthpop thesis on embracing love, then its follow-up, the even more joyous and melodic Good Fruit, is its opposite, a look at what happens after love fades. The Lieberson sisters—Teeny, Lizzie, and Katherine—have, with their fourth album, crafted a dynamic, hook-stuffed take on the oft-trodden breakup album; as on prior releases, there are frequent meditations on death, capitalism, and womanhood.

                                                                                                                              The sisters—and Boshra AlSaadi, a longtime TEEN member who left a year into songwriting to focus on her own music—spun together Good Fruit in a few places, over roughly a year, as they aimed to break free of the notorious write-record-tour cycle. At a week-long session in Montreal in February 2017, they began working on “Radar,” a Lizzie-penned ballad that explores a previously unmentioned formative trauma. Another Montreal week in April 2017 birthed a large chunk of Good Fruit, and a five-day expedition in upstate New York led to “Putney,” a slinky, bassy bop that deals with how projected ideals and personal fantasy play into sex and misogyny.

                                                                                                                              “Runner” came last, arising from an environment where the sisters surely feel the most comfortable: New York, the city where they’ve lived for over a decade. Perhaps the album’s most bursting, beatific, synth-driven track, “Runner,” which reflects on fleeing a relationship as a partner wants to become closer, jelled just before the album was completed, in an NYC home studio belonging to TEEN collaborator Miles Francis.

                                                                                                                              While recording Good Fruit, the sisters employed a self-described “reductive approach,” strove to create space within their songs, and, for their first time, self-produced the album (save a few co-productions from Francis, who also played on some songs). These techniques explode the glistening, sprinting glamour of “Only Water,” a deceptively upbeat number about death and the loss of a loved one. They inform Good Fruit’s handful of ballads too, including “Pretend,” which rings with a vast, unsettling static fuzz even as Lizzie beautifully recounts the disappointment of realizing a partner wasn’t all she’d built them up to be.

                                                                                                                              When love fades, TEEN soars. “A lot of what ties Good Fruit in...is forging new paths for ourselves and letting go of old ways of doing things,” Teeny says. The band’s intentional amendments to its longtime formula have resulted in its most mature, nuanced, and exhilarating statement yet.


                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Barry says: The synth gods have been good to us this week not only delivering the psychedelic sounds of Pond, but gracing us with the off-kilter funk and shimmering synthetic soul of 'Good Fruit' from the ever-superb 'Teen', comprising of Lieberson sisters Kristina, Katherine and Lizzy. Shining sidechained synths, driving percussion and swooping melodies all topped with beautifully harmonised athletic vocal lines.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Popular Taste
                                                                                                                              2. Ripe
                                                                                                                              3. Only Water
                                                                                                                              4. Radar
                                                                                                                              5. Connection
                                                                                                                              6. Luv 2 Luv
                                                                                                                              7. Shadow
                                                                                                                              8. Runner
                                                                                                                              9. Putney
                                                                                                                              10. Pretend

                                                                                                                              If TEEN’s 2016 album Love Yes was a bursting, harmony-infused synthpop thesis on embracing love, then its follow-up, the even more joyous and melodic Good Fruit, is its opposite, a look at what happens after love fades. The Lieberson sisters—Teeny, Lizzie, and Katherine—have, with their fourth album, crafted a dynamic, hook-stuffed take on the oft-trodden breakup album; as on prior releases, there are frequent meditations on death, capitalism, and womanhood.

                                                                                                                              The sisters—and Boshra AlSaadi, a longtime TEEN member who left a year into songwriting to focus on her own music—spun together Good Fruit in a few places, over roughly a year, as they aimed to break free of the notorious write-record-tour cycle. At a week-long session in Montreal in February 2017, they began working on “Radar,” a Lizzie-penned ballad that explores a previously unmentioned formative trauma. Another Montreal week in April 2017 birthed a large chunk of Good Fruit, and a five-day expedition in upstate New York led to “Putney,” a slinky, bassy bop that deals with how projected ideals and personal fantasy play into sex and misogyny.

                                                                                                                              “Runner” came last, arising from an environment where the sisters surely feel the most comfortable: New York, the city where they’ve lived for over a decade. Perhaps the album’s most bursting, beatific, synth-driven track, “Runner,” which reflects on fleeing a relationship as a partner wants to become closer, jelled just before the album was completed, in an NYC home studio belonging to TEEN collaborator Miles Francis.

                                                                                                                              While recording Good Fruit, the sisters employed a self-described “reductive approach,” strove to create space within their songs, and, for their first time, self-produced the album (save a few co-productions from Francis, who also played on some songs). These techniques explode the glistening, sprinting glamour of “Only Water,” a deceptively upbeat number about death and the loss of a loved one. They inform Good Fruit’s handful of ballads too, including “Pretend,” which rings with a vast, unsettling static fuzz even as Lizzie beautifully recounts the disappointment of realizing a partner wasn’t all she’d built them up to be.

                                                                                                                              When love fades, TEEN soars. “A lot of what ties Good Fruit in...is forging new paths for ourselves and letting go of old ways of doing things,” Teeny says. The band’s intentional amendments to its longtime formula have resulted in its most mature, nuanced, and exhilarating statement yet.


                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Barry says: The synth gods have been good to us this week not only delivering the psychedelic sounds of Pond, but gracing us with the off-kilter funk and shimmering synthetic soul of 'Good Fruit' from the ever-superb 'Teen', comprising of Lieberson sisters Kristina, Katherine and Lizzy. Shining sidechained synths, driving percussion and swooping melodies all topped with beautifully harmonised athletic vocal lines.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Popular Taste
                                                                                                                              2. Ripe
                                                                                                                              3. Only Water
                                                                                                                              4. Radar
                                                                                                                              5. Connection
                                                                                                                              6. Luv 2 Luv
                                                                                                                              7. Shadow
                                                                                                                              8. Runner
                                                                                                                              9. Putney
                                                                                                                              10. Pretend

                                                                                                                              I’m going to set Carpe Diem as my alarm for the next week and see how that makes me feel. It will be replacing an alternation of Werewolves of London and Baby, It’s You. After a week the familiarity might feel kind of insane but kind of nice. Ad nauseum to the coffee. Yeah! Terry is into repetition. Terry often feels like the daily grind but set inside a Loony Tune. They can be slightly nasty and violent, but funny at the same time. I laugh at Terry riffs a lot. The lyrics are droll, yes, but have you heard the riffs? It’s like they’re tickling you. It’s like Terry has got his great big fingers under my arms. But this is all part of a strangely conceived plan. I would almost say that Terry is highly conceptual. Possibly the most conceptual band I’ve been around, possibly in my whole life. Like… what’s really going on here? Why am I listening to jingles and feeling so moved?

                                                                                                                              My favourite songs on Terry’s new album ‘I’m Terry’ (the band’s third record in three years), are Under Reign, it’s a creepy one, sandwiched between other new faves The Whip and Crimes. There’s a theme of dominance and submission here, but kinda unremarkable and ignorable, like knowing you're enslaved by your streaming service but just gently putting that out of your mind for another week. Terry is domesticity. Terry romances the mundane. This is how romance ekes out a triumph amidst mundanity. That’s what Billy Bragg’s New England and Squeeze’s Up The Junction do. Terry’s suburban escapism moment is Ciao Goodbye. Listen to Ciao Goodbye on an arterial road under the yellow streetlights of a weeknight. Terry has never been this beautiful. Terry may never be beautiful again, definitely not on this record. The next song is psycho.

                                                                                                                              That’s what I like about Terry, there are few rules in Terry’s world. They seem to make a song out of whatever sounds good to them. I literally don’t know what they’ll do next. They aren’t a genre study. The only stylistic consistency is in their hat wear. I’ve never been in a band like this. I’ve been in a band that simultaneously studied genre and also hats. But never only hats. Have you noticed the reggae undercurrent in Terry? There is one. This is good. Terry are kinda like Steely Dan or 10cc. Both bands make me queasy after a certain point. Terry probably also make me a bit queasy, singing about police beatings and nationalism and all that. But they’re not out to hurt you. They’re like the kindly bearer of bad news. There’s some awful shit going on in this country. Terry knows. Terry puts it in terms that speak to me. It’s a tragicomedy. I want to laugh and sometimes I want to consider crying. But I don’t think I will. I’m pretty certain Terry isn’t perverse, they’re just the harbinger of the encroaching perverse world. I’m pretty certain Terry wants to be my friend, and your friend. Our friend, Terry. Lee Parker, 2018. 


                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Barry says: With the recent reissue of the Moldy Peaches' eponymous lo-fi indie opus, they've reignited a previously roaring fire for clanging guitars and crashing drums, and it just so happens that Terry are the 'If They Could Play Their Instruments' version of the aforementioned. A similar whimsical sensibility, but underpinned with the tuneful twists and turns of a band know what makes a perfect progression. Brilliantly balanced and delivered.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              01. Carpe Diem
                                                                                                                              02. Bureau
                                                                                                                              03. The Whip
                                                                                                                              04. Under Reign
                                                                                                                              05. Crimes
                                                                                                                              06. Oh Helen
                                                                                                                              07. Jane Roe
                                                                                                                              08. Fortress
                                                                                                                              09. Ciao Goodbye
                                                                                                                              10. For The Field

                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                              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 

                                                                                                                              Originally released on Blue Candle Records in 1977, Steppin' Out by the 13th Floor is a true treasure that deserves a cherished place in the collection of every soul and funk connoisseur. This long-awaited reissue brings back the original magic, preserving the essence and impact it had on the music scene.
                                                                                                                              Its profound influence on bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers is undeniable, solidifying its status as an essential gem in the annals of musical history.

                                                                                                                              Now, with this reissue, you have the opportunity to experience the same captivating rhythms and infectious melodies that captivated audiences decades ago. Are you ready to awaken your boogie spirit and infuse your living room with the long-lost spark of the mid-seventies? Brace yourself for an immersive experience as you surrender to the timeless grooves and soulful vibes that will transport you to a bygone era of musical enchantment. Allow the music to ignite your soul, reigniting the vibrant energy of the past
                                                                                                                              and instilling in you an irresistible urge to groove like never before.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                                              A1 Sweet Thang
                                                                                                                              A2 Teffany
                                                                                                                              A3 Time And Place
                                                                                                                              A4 Hang Loose
                                                                                                                              A5 Steppin' Out
                                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                                              B1 Sweet Lovely Girl
                                                                                                                              B2 Get Up
                                                                                                                              B3 Leanin
                                                                                                                              B4 Rise

                                                                                                                              The 5.6.7.8's / The Masonics

                                                                                                                              Japan Tour E.P.

                                                                                                                                What happens when two of the best in their game go on tour together? Record a 7" EP to accompany said tour..

                                                                                                                                The 5.6.7.8's and The Masonics (including Miss Ludella Black) have been friends for longer then they can remember. In 2022, The Masonics joined The 5.6.7.8's on their five-night UK tour, with Ludella Black joining both groups onstage too.

                                                                                                                                The A's

                                                                                                                                Fruit

                                                                                                                                  Alexandra Sauser-Monnig and Amelia Meath have been yodeling together for upwards of fifteen years – in the backseat of a Prius while on their first cross-country tour, on back porches and backstages. It’s what led them to Fruit, their debut release as The A’s – a joyous ten-song collection spanning genre and decades, with interpretations of traditionals, lullabies, and an original song, it weaves between the weird and the wonderful. “Why I’m Grieving,” originally recorded by the DeZurik Sisters, was the inspiration for the A’s existence. The A’s reach into the past to hold hands with the DeZurik Sisters, two farm girls from rural Minnesota who taught themselves to yodel amongst all their animals, in a continuing celebration of the tradition of folk eccentricity and whimsy.

                                                                                                                                  The A’s played their first show together in 2013 after Sauser-Monnig first moved to North Carolina, where Meath had been living at the time, but it wasn’t until summer 2021 that they thought seriously about making Fruit. They decamped to Sylvan Esso’s Chapel Hill studio, Betty’s, for two weeks in the midst of a balmy and blooming Carolinian summer. They rehearsed during the day, deconstructing yodeling parts phonetically and staring absurdly into each other’s eyes as they practiced tongue twisting harmonies - and recorded in the nighttime, candles lit, a flickering glow against the windows framing the violet twilight outside.

                                                                                                                                  “There was a lot of giggling during the session,” Sauser-Monnig explains. “At one point I was getting a tangle out of my hair and was like, oh, my God, that sounds really cool – the sound of my hands in my hair. And then I thought, what if we recorded hair for a percussion track? And then it just sort of snowballed.” Across the record, the A’s employ a bizarre-o ghost orchestra of strange noises that are percussive and melodic. The credits include nylon shorts, string (singular), hair, shoes, ice chunk, gravel, frog sample, and shoelace, among other unexpected makeshift instrumentation. The backing band is built out by a more traditional group of players: saxophone from Sam Gendel on “Copper Kettle,” backing vocals from Jenn Wasner (Flock of Dimes, Wye Oak) on “When I Die,” string arrangements from Gabriel Kahane on “He Needs Me,” and more.

                                                                                                                                  Fruit is made up simply of songs the A’s love to sing – there are lullabies and love songs; “He Needs Me,” written by Harry Nilsson and first released by Shelley Duvall in the 1980 Popeye film; traditional ballads like “Swing and Turn Jubilee,” “Copper Kettle” and closer “Buckeye Jim,” a multiplying song about frogs and nature. The sole original track to appear on the album is the penultimate “When I Die,” written by Meath. It contains both wishes and instructions for the celebration of her death, a low synth bubbling beneath Sauser-Monnig and Meath’s voices. It’s a collection of ten seemingly incongruous songs, but with the throughline of Sauser-Monnig and Meath’s vocals and sense of humor working in tandem, they fit together into a cosmic yodeling-folk masterpiece. Fruit feels like blowing the dust off a precious artifact of decades past, but also winking and modern. Sauser-Monnig sums up their ethos on the project succinctly: “If it doesn’t make you cackle or cry, it doesn’t belong.”

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  01 He Needs Me
                                                                                                                                  02 Swing And Turn Jubilee
                                                                                                                                  03 Wedding Dress
                                                                                                                                  04 Why I’m Grieving
                                                                                                                                  05 When The Bloom Is On The Sage
                                                                                                                                  06 My Poncho Pony
                                                                                                                                  07 Go To Sleep My Darling Baby
                                                                                                                                  08 Copper Kettle
                                                                                                                                  09 When I Die
                                                                                                                                  10 Buckeye Jim

                                                                                                                                  The Academic

                                                                                                                                  Sitting Pretty

                                                                                                                                    Irish indie rock band The Academic are very excited to announce details of their new album, “Sitting Pretty” . The album was produced by Nick Hodgson at Snap Studios in London. Sitting Pretty is an album about navigating life in your 20s; the uncertainties and the ever-shifting sense of self. “It’s about the entrance into true adulthood and how that can alienate you from yourself, making you feel like you’re playing a supporting role in your own life,” the band explain. “In one moment feeling 100% certain about everything, only to become overwhelmed with feelings of aimlessness and lack of direction in the next.” 

                                                                                                                                    The Action Time

                                                                                                                                    Versus The World

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

                                                                                                                                      Discos Perdidos - which translates as Lost Records - is a new series started by Lisbon label Paraiso, dedicated entirely to releasing archival music that, for a reason or another, never saw the light of day. The first outing on this adventure into the unknown is by none other than the legendary Portugal-born, London-based techno instigator The Advent aka Cisco Ferreira. The three tracks on this EP were written in 1998 and were meant to be released on a label that another Portuguese techno legend - Jiggy - meant to start running, but other projects got in the way. Fast forward to early 2023, Jiggy showed the Paraiso crew the DATs containing these gems - immediately entrancing - and both him and The Advent agreed to give Discos Perdidos the honours of putting them out. Titled "Shiolas", this three-tracker opens with "Don't Do It", a relentless techno banger that, albeit its four to the floor drum pattern, feels swingy thanks to cleverly programmed percussion and claps. A concise but extremely effective bassline and synth lead guides the energetic smasher, with cut-up vocals, timely placed filters and hi-hats giving it a final shimmer. It's followed by the Piano Mix, with an equally strong and raw arrangement and a new element - an alien, sound-sculpted piano that gives it an extra sense of urgency. The closing track "Jacker" has more abstract leanings, although similarly dancefloor-ready, featuring an off-kilter yet driving conversation between stabs and bells in a display of expertly crafted dubby yet visceral sound design. A piece of dance music history is recovered - techno is now a story told more accurately.

                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                      Matt says: Primal techno shirt-lifters of the prime-era DJ Rush / Jeff Mills ilk. Nice to see these early 00s sounds making a come back. See also: Max Watts, Kettama, David James Drume etc.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Don't Do It
                                                                                                                                      2. Don't Do It (Piano Mix)
                                                                                                                                      3. Jacker

                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                        How Do You Burn

                                                                                                                                          The Afghan Whigs are set to release their first studio album in five years, How Do You Burn?, on 9 September. How Do You Burn?, the ninth studio album from The Afghan Whigs, finds the band in peak form, making the most vaulting and thrilling music of their lives. The album is virile, ready-for-action, and finds frontman Greg Dulli as swaggering, enigmatic and darkly charismatic as ever, and singing up a storm.

                                                                                                                                          The album reaches corners of sound that, twenty-six years after the band's inception, find them at an apex. Referencing Warren Zevon, Prince, and Zeppelin all while plugging in to the soul and R&B influences that have always set them apart, The Afghan Whigs are at a precipice of greatness. Says Dulli, “I’m beginning to see there are a million places we can go. I feel virile, ready for action, and I want to keep stalking greatness.” 

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          I’ll Make You See God
                                                                                                                                          The Getaway
                                                                                                                                          Catch A Colt
                                                                                                                                          Jyja
                                                                                                                                          Please, Baby, Please
                                                                                                                                          A Line Of Shots
                                                                                                                                          Domino And Jimmy
                                                                                                                                          Take Me There
                                                                                                                                          Concealer
                                                                                                                                          In Flames

                                                                                                                                          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


                                                                                                                                                The Album Leaf

                                                                                                                                                Future Falling

                                                                                                                                                  Jimmy LaValle’s The Album Leaf has spun from solo outlet to full band and back in its nearly 25 years. His acclaimed catalog spans releases for labels such as Sub Pop, City Slang, Relapse, and others. He also composes music for film and television, scoring over 20 projects (narrative features, documentaries, and TV series) since 2009. The cinematic sensibilities of The Album Leaf were present from the beginning. His 1999 debut introduced the start of a signature sound: melodic and meditative electro-organic soundscapes constructed with guitar, percussion, Rhodes, and field recordings.

                                                                                                                                                  His seventh full-length LP, and first since 2016, arrives in 2023 via Vancouver’s Nettwerk Records. FUTURE FALLING finds LaValle working with an array of musicians, shaping slightly darker, more spacious, and synth-driven songs with contributions from Bat For Lashes, Kimbra, and many others. The music registers a shade darker and more synth-driven than most moments in his acclaimed catalog, a bridge between shadowy, cerebral terrain and dreamy precision pop, where softly percussive frameworks meet shimmering sound design and emotive instrumentation.

                                                                                                                                                  LaValle sees the construction of FUTURE FALLING as less conventional than past work. Contributions were done remotely with a “throw everything at it” mindset, making LaValle the arranger of layers from all over: drums, synths, horns, violins, voice, and more. LaValle created a pastiche of these layers and elements; in some cases even moving vocal takes to new tracks entirely. Without the in-the-room dynamics, he had more time to experiment, adding and subtracting ad infinitum. The album opens on “PROLOGUE,” an evocative, slow-building instrumental that rides a pattern into a symphonic sea of static. Keys and horns glide atop the rhythmic pulse of “DUST COLLECTS,” setting the contemplative scene for “AFTERGLOW,” the record’s most pop-minded performance. Here Kimbra, the Grammy-winning New Zealand singer-songwriter, renders a striking recollection of past love as percussive elements shimmer and swirl.

                                                                                                                                                  A plaintive piano line moves throughout “Cycles 19.9” encircled by light ambient washes, both a valley between two peaks and a powerful composition in its own right. “Future Falling” follows; with origins tracing back to 2015, the track embodies the full sonic journey LaValle has taken. All the hallmarks of The Album Leaf — melodic builds, vivid sprawl, tonal shape-shifting — assemble to a blissful finish. For the next stretch, “Cycles” begins with a uneasy Rhodes loop that builds and erupts into a wall of texture paving its way into “Give In,” where LaValle models a movement that begins subtle and measured before curving up with skyward, percussive bursts (“Stride”) and settling back down to the album’s back-half centerpiece, “Near” featuring the acclaimed English artist Natasha Khan aka Bat For Lashes. “Do you feel me near?” she sings into a mist of widescreen synths and soothing, distant drum beats as if searching through the dark.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1) Prologue
                                                                                                                                                  2) Dust Collects
                                                                                                                                                  3) Afterglow (featuring Kimbra)
                                                                                                                                                  4) Future Falling
                                                                                                                                                  5) Breathe
                                                                                                                                                  6) Cycles
                                                                                                                                                  7) Give In
                                                                                                                                                  8) Stride
                                                                                                                                                  9) Near (featuring Bat For Lashes)
                                                                                                                                                  10) Epilogue

                                                                                                                                                  Thee Alcoholics

                                                                                                                                                  Feedback

                                                                                                                                                    Thee Alcoholics are the brainchild of Rhys Llewellyn, a longtime Rocket Recordings alumnus whose background leans as heavily into the bassbin-shaking realms of electronic music as it does the tinnitus-inducing world of howling, cranked-up ampstacks. Not content with hammering drumskins for numerous floor-shaking records on the Rocket discography from the likes of Hey Colossus and The Notorious Hi-Fi Killers, he’s also been responsible for brain-rearranging electronic works under the Drmcnt and Acidliner monikers. Thee Alcoholics, however - which initially gestated as a result of Rhys himself wanting to pursue the somewhat hostile sound in his own head during lockdown - maps out a collision course between all of the above.

                                                                                                                                                    Cranky and cantankerous yet lysergically aligned, Feedback is mesmeric rock with swagger, warped into sci-fi shapes by the spirit and sonics of bass and soundsystem culture. The psychedelic shapes here are redolent of the ur-klang of The Fall and the monolithic lurch of The Heads, the motorik malevolence less an uplifting trip to the heavens than a drill down to the earth’s core. Discernible in these jackhammer beats, grimly murmured vocals and delirious dirges to certain heads may be the trash futurism of Chrome, the decomposed stomp of unsung legends Earl Brutus and the electro-punk attack of Six Finger Satellite, yet all of the above co-ordinates are waylaid effortlessly by a balls-out intensity and a fearsome intent on aural oblivion at all costs. Feedback may be elemental and primal, yet this is no psych comfort-blanket nor retro-fetishism, rather a repetition-driven journey headlong into intimidating territory unknown. Get on board, and strap yourselves in for a bumpy ride. 

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    01. What’s The Crack? (What’s The Story?)
                                                                                                                                                    02. Baby I’m Your Man
                                                                                                                                                    03. Sweetheart
                                                                                                                                                    04. It’s So Easy
                                                                                                                                                    05. Pity Me
                                                                                                                                                    06. Feedback
                                                                                                                                                    07. You’re The Zero
                                                                                                                                                    08. Se23
                                                                                                                                                    09. Dumb & Happy

                                                                                                                                                    Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band

                                                                                                                                                    Bloodlines

                                                                                                                                                      On his manifold fourth album, acclaimed songwriter and visual artist Terry Allen contemplates kinship the ways sex and violence stitch and sever the ties of family, faith, and society with skewering satire and affection alike. Bloodlines compiles thematically related but disparate recordings from miscellaneous sources both theatrical and historical: two songs written for plays; two full-band reprises of selections from Juarez; the irreverent hellfire-hitchhiker-on-highway ballad “Gimme a Ride to Heaven Boy” (featuring Joe Ely); and the poignant eponymous ode to the arteries of ancestry and landscape (the debut recording of eight year-old Natalie Maines, later covered by Lucinda Williams).

                                                                                                                                                      Since 1970, when they met in Allen’s studio in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas, one of songwriter and visual artist Terry Allen’s great foils and friends was the sometimes cantankerous but always brilliant art critic and writer Dave Hickey, with whom he sparred on topics musical, visual, and beyond (and to whom this reissue is dedicated in memoriam, in the wake of his passing in 2021.) Hickey, a fellow Texan paddling against the currents of the hermetic New York centric art world, was an accomplished songwriter in his own right, and

                                                                                                                                                      he and Terry pushed each other to refine their respective practices. In 1983, the two were thick as thieves brothers in blood and Hickey’s wry but big-hearted presence haunts the history and periphery of Bloodlines, the album Terry released in June of that year.

                                                                                                                                                      Hickey’s commercial doubts notwithstanding, critical recognition was not in short demand. In a 1984 review of Bloodlines, the L.A. Herald Examiner called Allen “one of the most compelling American songwriters working today … making the most unique art-pop of our time,” elsewhere comparing him not only to Moon Mullican and Jerry Lee Lewis, but also to the Velvet Underground and Philip Glass (probably the first time that unlikely quartet ever appeared together in one sentence). In 1983, against all odds, such sentiments were growing in underground prominence, as Allen’s records gained a fanatical word-of-mouth following they weren’t easy to find in those days.

                                                                                                                                                      Recorded piecemeal at Caldwell Studios in Lubbock, in sessions spanning August 1982 through January 1983, Terry self-released it, like all his previous records, on his own Fate Records imprint. Despite his frustration with the protracted timeline and some anxiety about the correspondingly higher budget, the production on Bloodlines courtesy, once again, of master guitarist Lloyd Maines is slicker, cleaner, and more dynamic than prior efforts, and it reached a broader audience than ever before. UK label Making Waves reissued it in 1985, facilitating semi-reliable European distribution for the first time as well as a 1986 UK tour, on which the great BJ Cole filled in for Lloyd on pedal steel.

                                                                                                                                                      No veteran country songwriter sounds more attuned to the national mood. His songs still feel like little guidebooks for staring down a harsh universe.
                                                                                                                                                      – The Washington Post

                                                                                                                                                      It has always been a fool’s errand to frame Allen in terms of other artists there was nobody like him before he showed up, and the subsequent 40 years have been equally light on plausible peers. – Uncut

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      A1. Bloodlines (I)
                                                                                                                                                      A2. Gimme A Ride To Heaven Boy
                                                                                                                                                      A3. Cantina Carlotta
                                                                                                                                                      A4. Ourland A5. Oh Hally Lou
                                                                                                                                                      B1. Oh What A Dangerous Life
                                                                                                                                                      B2. Manhattan Bluebird
                                                                                                                                                      B3. There Oughta Be A Law Against Sunny Southern California
                                                                                                                                                      B4. Bloodlines (II)

                                                                                                                                                      Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band

                                                                                                                                                      Smokin The Dummy

                                                                                                                                                        Recorded exactly two years after acclaimed visual artist and songwriter Terry Allen’s masterpiece Lubbock (on everything), the feral follow-up Smokin the Dummy is less conceptually focused but more sonically and stylistically unified than its predecessor it’s also rougher and rowdier, wilder and more wired, and altogether more menacingly rock and roll.

                                                                                                                                                        Following the 1973 Whitney Biennial, in which songwriter and visual artist Terry Allen and fellow iconic artist Horace Clifford “Cliff” Westermann both exhibited, Allen maintained a lively long-distance correspondence and exchange of artworks and music with Westermann, whose singular and highly influential art he admired enormously. In a February 1981 letter to his friend and mentor, written shortly after the late 1980 release of his third album Smokin the Dummy, while he and his family were living in Fresno, California, Terry explains the genesis of the album title: Westermann died shortly after receiving this letter, enclosed with a Smokin the Dummy LP, the minimalist black jacket of which Allen suggested that Cliff fold into a jaunty cardboard hat if he didn’t like the music. That response was unlikely, since Westermann loved Terry’s music, calling his debut record Juarez (1975) “the finest, most honest and heartfelt piece of music I ever heard.”

                                                                                                                                                        The Panhandle Mystery Band had only recently coalesced during those 1978 Lubbock sessions, Lloyd Maines’s first foray into production. Through 1979, they honed their sound and tightened their arrangements with a series of periodic performances beyond Allen’s regular art-world circuit, including memorable record release concerts in Lubbock, Chicago, L.A., and Kansas City. Terry sought to harness the high-octane power of this now well-oiled collective engine to overdrive his songs into rawer and rockier off-road territory.

                                                                                                                                                        His first album to share top billing with the Panhandle Mystery Band, Dummy documents a ferocious new band in fully telepathic, tornado-fueled flight, refining its caliber, increasing its range, and never looking down. Alongside the stalwart Maines brothers co-producer, guitarist, and all-rounder Lloyd, bassist Kenny, and drummer Donnie and mainstay Richard Bowden (who here contributes not only fiddle but also mandolin, cello, and “truck noise theory,” the big-rig doppler effect of Lloyd’s steel on “Roll Truck Roll”), new addition Jesse Taylor supplies blistering lead guitar, on loan from Joe Ely (who plays harmonica here). Jesse’s kinetic blues lines and penchant for extreme volume were instrumental in pushing these recordings into brisker tempos and tougher attitudes. Terry was feverish for several studio days, suffering from a bad flu and sweating through his

                                                                                                                                                        clothes, which partially explains the literally febrile edge to his performances, rendered largely in a perma-growl. (By this point, he was regularly breaking piano pedals with his heavy-booted stomp.) Like the album title itself, the songs on Smokin the Dummy ring various demented bells. The tracks rifle through Terry’s assorted

                                                                                                                                                        Obsessions especially the potential energy and escape of the open road, elevated here to an ecstatic, prayerful pitch and are populated by a cast of crooked characters: truckers, truck-stop waitresses, convicts, cokeheads, speed freaks, greasers, holy rollers, rodeo riders, dancehall cheaters, and sacrificial prairie dogs, sinners seeking some small reprieve, any fugitive moment of grace.

                                                                                                                                                        A reigning deity of a certain kind of country music since the mid-70s.
                                                                                                                                                        – The New York Times.

                                                                                                                                                        The kind of singular American artist who expresses the fundamental weirdness of his country. – The Wire.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        A1. The Heart Of California (for Lowell George)
                                                                                                                                                        A2. Cocaine Cowboy
                                                                                                                                                        A3. Whatever Happened To Jesus (and Maybeline)?
                                                                                                                                                        A4. Helena Montana
                                                                                                                                                        A5. Texas Tears
                                                                                                                                                        B1. Cajun Roll
                                                                                                                                                        B2. Feelin Easy
                                                                                                                                                        B3. The Night Café
                                                                                                                                                        B4. Roll Truck Roll
                                                                                                                                                        B5. Red Bird
                                                                                                                                                        B6. The Lubbock Tornado (I Don't Know)

                                                                                                                                                        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 & Jeff Mills

                                                                                                                                                          Tomorrow Comes The Harvest EP

                                                                                                                                                            Lock yourself into the beat, but don’t become prisoner to it. The techno pioneer Jeff Mills understands that only too well. In his quest to liberate himself from the tyranny of the sequencer, Mills couldn’t wish for a better partner than the father of Afrobeat.

                                                                                                                                                            Many consider Tony Allen to be one of the greatest drummers alive. In the last thirty years, his signature mix of Nigerian roots, polyglot jazz and no-fuss funkiness has spread like a virus, infecting the work of artists as diverse as Damon Albarn, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Moritz Oswald. Jeff Mills is a titan of the electronic dance scene and a tireless innovator, who helped to give birth to the 1980s Detroit techno scene before going on to compose electro symphonies, soundtracks and sonic odysseys inspired by futurism and space travel, working with visual artists, choreographers, classical orchestras, even astronauts.

                                                                                                                                                            His collaboration with Tony Allen is another rhythmic conversation in a long and well-established discourse, but a special one too: “It really is a pure collaboration, not just through music, but in our minds and spirit as well.” The same goes for Tony Allen. He has already collaborated with quite a few electro artists during his long career but this is something else. “The difference is that Jeff can play with me, whereas the others cannot play with me. I can only play with them, but they cannot play with me…yunastan?”

                                                                                                                                                            The pair first shared a stage in December 2016, at the New Morning in Paris. Their live shows have become a rhythm summit without equal, a chance to witness two of the world’s most innovative beat-makers, supplemented by the Moogs and synths of Jean-Philippe Dary, fusing past and future into an intense, seamless present where digital and analogue, jazz and electro, Africa and America, the source and the delta, become one.

                                                                                                                                                            In some ways Allen and Mills have already fashioned their own sovereign self-designed state, one where improvisation, creativity and instinct reign. It’s rooted in Africa, yes, but like the music of Art Blakey, it goes beyond Africa, beyond America, beyond the force-fields of history and the structures of technology. That’s all the excitement - to get on board with two of the world greatest living masters of rhythm, set the controls for the heart of their spinning world, and boldly go into the unknown.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            A1. Locked & Loaded
                                                                                                                                                            A2. Altitudes
                                                                                                                                                            B1. On The Run
                                                                                                                                                            B2. The Seed

                                                                                                                                                            Tony Allen, Adrian Younge

                                                                                                                                                            Tony Allen JID018

                                                                                                                                                              The genius that is Tony Allen departed this mortal world in April of 2020, but not without leaving an unmatched legacy that crossed oceans and borders, bridging cultures and forging a sound that changed music. As the drummer for Fela Kuti's revolutionary Africa 70, Allen's polyrhythmic drumming defined Afrobeat. His contributions as an artist and cultural ambassador left an indelible impact on every genre of popular music, from Techno to Jan to Rock and Hip-Hop. Tony Allen's music stands as an ongoing testament to the interconnected musical relationships and dialogues across the African diaspora, and their lasting influence on how we listen. For Jazz Is Dead producer Adrian Younge, it is no small honor to share new music recorded with the drummer revolutionary Tony Allen. 

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              1. Ebun
                                                                                                                                                              2. Steady Tremble
                                                                                                                                                              3. Oladipo
                                                                                                                                                              4. Don't Believe The Dancers
                                                                                                                                                              5. Makoko
                                                                                                                                                              8. Lagos
                                                                                                                                                              7. No Beginning
                                                                                                                                                              8. No End

                                                                                                                                                              Tony Allen

                                                                                                                                                              Secret Agent - 2022 Remaster

                                                                                                                                                                World Circuit Records has made its reputation by producing some of the finest albums of the past three decades. The label is best known for the Grammy-winning Buena Vista Social Club album (and associated solo artists Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo and Rubén González), which is the biggest selling world music album of all time and has contributed to the phenomenal rise in popularity of Cuban, as well as Latin American, music.

                                                                                                                                                                World Circuit is also home to a number of revered African artists including the late Tony Allen (whose Afrobeat-jazz collaboration with Hugh Masekela ‘Rejoice’ was released to great critical acclaim in March 2020), iconic blues pioneer Ali Farka Touré (whose classic Grammy-winning ‘Talking Timbuktu’ album, recorded with Ry Cooder, brought the label early international acclaim), Malian divas and social activists Oumou Sangaré and Fatoumata Diawara, master kora player Toumani Diabaté, the illustrious Orchestra Baobab and musical iconoclast Cheikh Lô. 


                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                A1 Secret Agent
                                                                                                                                                                A2 Ijo
                                                                                                                                                                A3 Switch
                                                                                                                                                                B1 Celebrate
                                                                                                                                                                B2 Ayenlo
                                                                                                                                                                B3 Busybody
                                                                                                                                                                C1 Pariwo
                                                                                                                                                                C2 Nina Lowo
                                                                                                                                                                C3 Atuwaba
                                                                                                                                                                D1 Alutere
                                                                                                                                                                D2 Elewon Po

                                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                                'Hypnotise' is the spellbinding new single from sampler slayers, The Allergies. Who, once again, build funky new worlds out of dope beats and loops from their wild and wonderful record collections.

                                                                                                                                                                Here, the Bristol-based duo break new ground, sampling the incredible Deli Sosimi and heading out on the housier side of things, working a deadly dancefloor 4/4 around their signature soulful stylings.

                                                                                                                                                                Pulsing kicks and playful percussion keep the pace, as euphoric Afrobeat horns and insistent vocal lines build the energy in the room.

                                                                                                                                                                It's a captivating cut, made for discerning DJs and discos. But, as soon as you let the infectious double bass-led groove hit you, you'll mesmerised by the music.

                                                                                                                                                                'Vamonos' on the flip laces old school boogaloo and salsa samples with sizzling hi-hats, claps, and club-ready breaks. It's an anthem for beach bodies, holiday heroes, and sun-seekers, hell bent on escaping the rat race.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. Hypnotise
                                                                                                                                                                2. Vamonos (feat. Andy Cooper & Marietta Smith)

                                                                                                                                                                The Aloof

                                                                                                                                                                This Constant Chase For Thrills - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                  Acid Jazz presents the long-awaited reissue of The Aloof’s cult classic final LP ‘This Constant Chase For Thrills’.

                                                                                                                                                                  Formed in 1990, The Aloof were a pioneering electronic act, playing and touring with the likes of Massive Attack and Leftfield. After three albums with the Warner EastWest, they forged their own path, releasing ‘This Constant Chase For Thrills’ on their own Screaming Target label.

                                                                                                                                                                  Despite highlights ‘Doing It For Money’ and ‘Painted Face’, as well as ‘So Good’, which featured in the US version of ‘Queer As Folk’, the album didn’t get the coverage it deserved upon release.

                                                                                                                                                                  Within a dark and moody atmosphere, there is definite Ibiza and Balearic feel to the record, showing a band with a positive DIY spirit.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  So Good
                                                                                                                                                                  Doing It For Money
                                                                                                                                                                  Good Morning World
                                                                                                                                                                  Sold
                                                                                                                                                                  Tearing Up Inside
                                                                                                                                                                  Infatuated
                                                                                                                                                                  D.I.R.M. Version
                                                                                                                                                                  The Beach
                                                                                                                                                                  Painted Face

                                                                                                                                                                  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
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                                                                                                                                                                        Floating
                                                                                                                                                                        Through City Lights
                                                                                                                                                                        Moments Like These
                                                                                                                                                                        Perfect Day For Shrimp

                                                                                                                                                                        The Amazons

                                                                                                                                                                        Future Dust

                                                                                                                                                                          "Future Dust" is an album that retools rock’s dark past for the present day while having an absolute blast. Loose blues grooves, religious references and falsetto backing vocals abound on songs that explore issues including social media witch hunts, eating disorders and depression, but never lose sight of a singalong. The Amazons were the most hotly tipped band of 2017 and followed through with their debut album reaching #8 in the official chart.

                                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                          Mine says: Big melodies, big vocals, The Amazons are bound for big things... 'Future Dust' is stadium rock in the making.

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          Side 1
                                                                                                                                                                          1. Mother
                                                                                                                                                                          2. Fuzzy Tree
                                                                                                                                                                          3. 25
                                                                                                                                                                          4. The Mire
                                                                                                                                                                          5. Doubt It
                                                                                                                                                                          6. All Over Town

                                                                                                                                                                          Side 2
                                                                                                                                                                          1. End Of Wonder
                                                                                                                                                                          2. Dark Visions
                                                                                                                                                                          3. 25 (reprise)
                                                                                                                                                                          4. Warning Sign
                                                                                                                                                                          5. Georgia

                                                                                                                                                                          The Amazons

                                                                                                                                                                          How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me

                                                                                                                                                                            Hello

                                                                                                                                                                            Matt here. Just wanted to reach out and let you know a few things about the record you’re about to, or are already listening to!

                                                                                                                                                                            How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me is a record largely inspired by the long distance relationship I’ve been in over the last couple years, and more specifically, the 7 months spent apart in 2020. The album was largely written in the converted attic I live in, in the centre of Brighton.

                                                                                                                                                                            The songs that went on to make up this record were originally only to be shared between me and my girlfriend. You can imagine, after a few months, that phone calls and Whatsapp and FaceTime begin to wear a little thin, especially in the face of not knowing when we’d be reunited. Writing and sharing music became a way for me to feel like I retained some kind of power, to bridge the distance between us.

                                                                                                                                                                            As a band we were already halfway through writing a very different record, but it became apparent, the more and more I shared these songs with the boys, that this was the story we wanted to tell.
                                                                                                                                                                            Sonically, we wanted to make a record that kicked back against the confines of our houses and bedrooms. We wanted to make music powerful enough blow the roof off and transport us somewhere else. Lots of artists made records to match the slower pace of life over the last couple years which was cool, but we never stopped dreaming about festivals and life and energy and community. I hope that’s reflected in the music.

                                                                                                                                                                            We’ve been incredibly lucky to work with some of our heroes on this album. I expressed to Jim Abbiss (who produced the record) and Craig Silvey (who mixed it) that The Amazons wouldn’t exist without their work, so many times, I’m sure it became slightly irritating. But it’s true and it feels kind of full circle for us.

                                                                                                                                                                            We’ve been in the Fiction and Universal family now for nearly 7 years. We’ve worked with a lot of incredible minds and huge hearts and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to grow as artists. Each of the last 2 records we’ve released up to this point have been unique adventures and we’ve learnt so much. For us, this record represents the accumulation of all that work and experience, but also the start of a new adventure, that we hope will be the best yet. We’re so excited to have you on the journey and we hope you like the record!

                                                                                                                                                                            See you soon.
                                                                                                                                                                            Matt, Joe, Chris and Elliot. 


                                                                                                                                                                            The American Analog Set

                                                                                                                                                                            For Forever

                                                                                                                                                                              For Forever, The American Analog Set's 7th full length (and their first album in 18 years) has arrived after nearly a decade of writing and recording.

                                                                                                                                                                              For Forever folds time and space. While the sounds and stories will be recognizable to fans, they arrive with considerable bruises incurred on the journey from Set Free until now.

                                                                                                                                                                              For those unfamiliar with The American Analog Set, this should be a simultaneously dark and vibrant introduction. Troubled lyrics permeate throughout, and the accompanying sounds are occasionally damaged and snarling. Not all things languid and dreamlike from past records have been abandoned or forgotten, but the dreams represented here are darker.

                                                                                                                                                                              While the previous eras of the band are referenced, they are carried forward and incorporated without a hint of patronizing nostalgia. For Forever is a document of a group that acknowledges their past while they advance into new territories and evolve.

                                                                                                                                                                              This release is entirely new material and is not connected to the forthcoming Numero reissues of the band's first three records.


                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                              A1 Camp Don’t Count
                                                                                                                                                                              A2 Screaming For Vengeance
                                                                                                                                                                              A3 Konika And Maliko
                                                                                                                                                                              B4 Over The Jeans
                                                                                                                                                                              B5 Long Limbs
                                                                                                                                                                              B6 By The Bridle
                                                                                                                                                                              C7 For Forever
                                                                                                                                                                              C8 Mick Turner
                                                                                                                                                                              D9 The Quiet Dark
                                                                                                                                                                              D10 Gin Shakes
                                                                                                                                                                              D11 Mountain


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