LOVE RECORD STORES

2021 RELEASES

Welcome to #LRS21 online.

As per last year's event there will be a mixture of pre-order and in stock items, just over half of the releases will be available to buy now and the remaining will be available for pre-order. The current expected release dates are on the tick list.

NOW SOME IMPORTANT ORDERING INFO STUFF:
• Items aren't considered sold until you 'check out', just having them in your basket doesn't mean they're reserved for you. So, if there's anything that you're desperate for please 'check out' ASAP.
• Due to the initial high volume of orders expected we may take a bit longer than usual to allocate and dispatch your stock, so please stay patient! If you haven't already done so please set up an account with us via the 'log in' page. You will then be able to access your account at any time to view the status of your order.
• All items are ONE PER PERSON, anybody found flouting this rule will have their order cancelled and refunded.
• You can either have the items shipped or use our pick-up instore service (but please bare in mind that you need to wait until you've received an email saying that your order is ready to pick up before you come to the shop). .

Bicep

Isles - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

    Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
    Limited to one per person.


    Black Pumas

    Black Pumas - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

      Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
      Limited to one per person.


      Fatoumata Diawara

      Fatou - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

        Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
        Limited to one per person.

        The classic debut album from Grammy-nominated Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara, 'Fatou' was originally released in 2011 to great critical acclaim and features guests Toumani Diabaté on kora, Tony Allen on drums and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones on bass. Since the release, Fatoumata's profile has further grown thanks to her features with Disclosure, Gorillaz and Africa Express.
        To celebrate this year's Love Record Stores initiative, the release now sees a special limited edition yellow vinyl pressing.

        Flowered Up

        Weatherall's Weekender - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

          Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
          Limited to one per person.


          Flowered Up

          Weekender - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

            Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
            Limited to one per person.


            Foot

            Why Foot? - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

              Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
              Limited to one per person.

              Foot are: Don Fleming, Jim Dunbar and Thurston Moore – vintage analogue synthesizers. This album has been Remodelled by Tim Newman and his associates from the Track ‘Early Foot’, which originally appeared on the God Bless Records CD ‘foot’ in 1998, recorded as part of the Canal Street Series at Jimbo’s Pad, NYC in the early days of Nemocore, winter 1996. Liberated from the traditional constraints of time signature and key signature and fixed changes. Where sound responds to music. 

              Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
              Limited to one per person.

              When listening to Greentea Peng for the first time, the correlation between her name and her sound is instantly noticeable. Like a late-night brew, her soulful, purring vocals are warm and comforting, while the rich, mellow production that accompanies her is coated in a psychedelic haze. 

              Rising, the London singer-songwriter’s latest EP, is very much a case of refinement, but it’s impossible not to get wrapped up in its cool, blissful atmospherics. Lead single ‘Mr. Sun (Miss Da Sun)’ is a thing of beauty. Coming off like a British Erykah Badu, Greentea Peng pays tribute to the bright, burning star in the sky, confessing that “no one lifts me like you do” over a woozy trap beat and flurries of saxophone. It’s this infatuation with grander, more spiritual themes that makes her such a unique talent. Falling in love puts her in a state of total nirvana on the mesmeric ‘Saturn’, opening her eyes to the beauty and tranquillity of the world around her (“My friend Earth spreads his wings / And the waves they do sing / Diamonds sun starts to skin”).

              ‘Risin’’ is reminiscent of Flying Lotus’ brand of experimental electronica until the seamless transition into the dub-flavoured coda, while the percussion on the slick R&B of ‘Sane’ gives it a club-ready hue. Then there’s closing track ‘Liberation’ which, while slightly undercooked in terms of structure, neatly channels the Afrobeat stylings that have become a heavy influence on current mainstream pop.


              STAFF COMMENTS

              Matt says: Released in 2019, "Rising" was Peng's first physical release, asserting her vibrant and colourful message to the world. Now a household name, with Giles Peterson one of her biggest proponents and being hailed as 'British Erykah Badu'; second chance saloon on this special edition for Love Record Stores.

              TRACK LISTING

              A1. Risin'
              A2. Inna City
              A3. Saturn
              A4. Mr. Sun (Miss Da Sun)
              B1. Sane
              B2. Liberation
              B3. Downers

              Hinds

              I Don't Run - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                Limited to one per person.


                Hurray For The Riff Raff

                Small Town Heroes - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                  Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                  Limited to one per person.


                  Hurray For The Riff Raff

                  The Navigator - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                    Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                    Limited to one per person.


                    Seu Jorge

                    Carolina - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                      Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                      Limited to one per person.

                      To celebrate the Love Record Stores event we have created a special edition of the album. Pressed on clear vinyl, this single LP collectors’ item features our favourite tracks from the original album.

                      Carolina’ is the Brazilian virtuoso Seu Jorge's debut full-length album from 2002. Originally released under the title ‘Samba Esporte Fino’, its release and subsequent international acclaim dovetailed with Seu Jorge’s ascent into movie stardom. He is probably best known outside of Brazil for his work on Wes Anderson’s 2004 film 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’, in which he played a starring role and his Portuguese covers of David Bowie records were a highlight of the soundtrack. Having initially found fame thanks to his standout performance as Knockout Ned in the revered movie ‘City of God’. ‘Carolina’ would cement his global fame and launch an illustrious musical career that has earnt him a Grammy nomination.

                      Co-produced by Mario Caldatto of Beastie Boys and Planet Hemp fame, the album presented a vibrant, contemporary combination of samba and funk, backed by guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and horns. It kicks off with one of Seu's most loved tracks 'Carolina', an anthemic feel-good classic with timeless energy, ending in a sing-along crescendo. Other highlights included the Brazilian-Funk of 'Mangueira' reminiscent in places of Tim Maia with its 80s inspired vibe, and the catchy jazzy-samba of 'Tu Queria' which always ignites the dance floor.


                      Modern Studies

                      Life Flows In Endless Song / The Body Is A Tide (Double EP) - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                        Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                        Limited to one per person.

                        ‘Life Flows In Endless Song / The Body Is A Tide’ EP is released on vinyl for this year’s Love Record Stores on 4th September 2021.
                        Following the release of ‘The Weight Of The Sun’ LP, Modern Studies shift from light to dark over two new EPs brought together as six track 12-inch ‘Life Flows In Endless Song / The Body Is A Tide’, a record that further cements their reputation for innovative craftsmanship. ‘Life Flows In Endless Song’ showcases the band’s increasingly expansive sound, swelling with orchestrated drama behind the rich vocal pairing of Emily Scott and Rob St John, before their otherworldly dreaminess is pin-pricked at its height by Emily’s beautiful alto on ‘The Failing Light’. ‘The Body Is A Tide’ hails from ominous darker terrains, scratching further into their own psyche; it’s heady and baroque, ornate and super-detailed, an opus that climaxes with ‘High Hymn Summers’ and its slowly-rolling drone, created by processing all the songs from ‘The Weight of the Sun’ played at once. "The EP nods at the idea of our collective bodies weathering rough times, played out with massed strings, prepared guitars, slow bass grooves, hypnotic drums, wobbling saw, xaphoon and mellotron. We shook off our usual song structures in favour of something repetitive, slow and heavy; life flows in endless song." 

                        Mush

                        Lines Redacted - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                          Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                          Limited to one per person.


                          Nanocluster

                          Vol 1 Immersion With Tarwater, Laetitia Sadier, Ulrich Schnauss, Scanner - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                            Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                            Limited to one per person.

                            Nanocluster Vol 1. is an album with some serious pedigree. It sees Immersion (aka Malka Spigel and Colin Newman of influential groups Minimal Compact and Wire respectively) collaborating with some of the finest left field artists of our era: Tarwater, Laetitia Sadier, Ulrich Schnauss and Scanner. The project was born out of a Brighton based club night, also called Nanocluster, run by Spigel and Newman alongside writer, broadcaster and DJ Graham Duff, and promoter Andy Rossiter. The club features a range of influential and cutting edge music acts. But the unique aspect of the evenings is that each show climaxes with a one off collaboration between Immersion and the headliners. The songs having been written and recorded in the studio in just three days prior to the performance - or one day in the case of Schnauss. “It could have just been a series of performances.” Says Newman.
 “But the fact that we had built the tracks in the studio for the performances means we had these recordings.” Says Spigel. The recordings have since been developed with Immersion heading up pro- duction duties. The result is a beautiful and unique album.
 “I think the really interesting thing is how different everybody is,” says Spigel. “Both as people and creatively.”
                            Immersion and Tarwater
                            The German duo of Ronald Lippok and Bernd Jestram have created an impressive body of work. Yet their involvement with Immersion has opened out their sound, creating a more panoramic soundscape. The opening instrumental ‘Ripples’ is a gentle breathe of optimism, all purring tones and sun dazzled synths. Meanwhile, ‘Mrs. Wood’ is a dubby psychedelic shuffle, Lippok’s vocal cool and assured over a fat bass line and skybound eastern melodics. It feels like a more spacious take on the Tarwater of albums such as ‘Suns, Animals and Atoms‘. The four musicians’ 3rd collaboration is Nanocluster’s most pop moment: with a heartfelt yet unsentimental lyric unfurling over feline rhythms, ‘All You Cat Lovers’ is a feel-good anthem for cat lovers everywhere.
                            Immersion and Laetitia Sadier
                            An original and distinctive presence in contemporary music, Sadier made her name with the inimitable Stereolab, but she’s also created several impressive solo works. The instrumental ‘Unclustered’ sees Sadier’s spidery guitar weaving through Immersion’s lush web of synths drones. The following ‘Uncensored’ has a subtle melodic tug with a classic Spigel guitar line underpinning Sadier’s sweet yet worldly wise vocal. ‘Riding the Wave’ is another feel good song, swapping between Newman’s plaintive vocal, and Spigel’s vocal and Sadier’s backing vocals. With its uplifting chorus: ‘Things have a way of working out’ ‘Riding The Wave’ feels like it might be the sound of the summer we’ve all been waiting for.
                            Immersion & Ulrich Schnauss
                            A highly respected solo artist, as well as being a member of Tangerine Dream, Schnauss’ skill with electronics is legendary.
                            The opening ‘Remember Those Days On The Road’ skips along on a rimshot rhythm with Spigel’s honeyed vocal telling a tale of life on tour. Yet it is far removed from such usual fare. This feels vulnerable and flecked with melancholy. ’Skylarks’ opens with a lattice of arpeggios before a gently nag- ging guitar enters and everything takes a turn for the sublime. ‘So Much Green’ is everything you’d hope a collaboration between Newman, Spigel and Schnauss could be. A constantly spiralling urban-kosmisch, with Spigel’s plangent bass anchoring the celestial sounds. The addition of her wordless backing vocals and recordings of real birdsong only serve to elevate the mood further.
                            Immersion & Scanner
                            Scanner - aka Robin Rimbaud - is one of the most prolific and diverse artists currently working in contemporary music. Spigel and Newman have of course collaborated extensively with Rimbaud before: alongside Max Franken in the art-pop group Githead. But this is something very different. Their opening piece together: ‘Cataliz’ is the album’s moodiest moment. With its serpentine synth drones it sounds like the soundtrack to a mysterious thriller. The rich pulsing ‘Metrosphere’ recalls Immersion’s early work whilst adding another layer of grainy uncertainty. The closing ‘The Mundane and the Profound’ opens with a “Rimbaud scanned” recording of an irritated flight attendant but this is eventually subsumed by a simple yet emotive piano figure: a gentle and touching end to a unique collection of songs.
                            Nanocluster Vol.1 is a testament to a remarkable synergy between a diverse assembly of strongly individual talents. The fact that it not only succeeds, but excels should be cause for celebration. 


                            TRACK LISTING

                            Immersion, Tarwater. 1. Ripples // 2. Mrs. Wood // 3. All You Cat Lovers
                            Immersion, Laetitia Sadier. 4. Unclustered // 5. Uncencored // 6. Riding The Wave
                            Immersion, Ulrich Schnauss. 7. Remember Those Days On The Road // 8. Skylarks // 9. So Much Green
                            Immersion, Scanner. 10. Cataliz // 11. Metrosphere // 12. The Mundane And The Profound

                            Ailbhe Reddy

                            Hollowed Out Sea EP - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                              Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                              Limited to one per person.


                              Polly Scattergood

                              In The Absence Of Light EP - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                                An escape into the cosmos, out of this world of the grey and the shallow into deep space, light and legend. ‘Absence of Light’ is the new EP from Polly Scattergood, a writing and production collaboration with Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Grinderman) and producer Glenn Kerrigan.

                                Written during last year’s lockdowns in ‘virtual’ writing sessions with Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds / Sonic Youth / Grinderman) and long-time collaborator Glenn Kerrigan, the EP evokes sounds from outer edges of the universe, celebrating the scientific wonder and mythological splendour of worlds and realms beyond our own. The EP characterised by a delight in science’s answers to the infinite questions of space, and the ancient Roman and Greek attempts to know the unknowable and explain the inexplicable.

                                Ulrich Schnauss

                                Now Is A Timeless Present - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                                  Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                                  Limited to one per person.


                                  Slowdive

                                  Slowdive - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                                    Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                                    Limited to one per person.

                                    The world has finally caught up with Slowdive. A band whose reach goes far beyond just influencing music is back, with their first new album in 22 years.

                                    The album is called ‘Slowdive’ - self-titled in an echo of their debut EP from 1990, and is remarkably direct.

                                    Deftly swerving what co-vocalist/guitarist Rachel Goswell terms “a trip down memory lane”, these eight new tracks are simultaneously expansive and the sonic pathfinders’ most direct material to date.

                                    Self-titled with quiet confidence, Slowdive’s stargazing alchemy is set to further entrance the faithful while beguiling a legion of fresh ears.

                                    Sonic Youth & The Pastels Play The New York Dolls

                                    Split - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                                      Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                                      Limited to one per person.

                                      The music we love passes from one generation to the next and the New York Dolls will always be a group to celebrate. Both Sonic Youth and The Pastels are not only fans but covered two of their most iconic songs a few years apart, in 1987 (The Pastels - Lonely Planet Boy) and 1992 (Sonic Youth - Personality Crisis). Glass Modern is really thrilled to bring these two fantastic versions together in a limited edition split 7” single with Annabel Wright cover art. New York Dolls forever.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1/Sonic Youth • Personality Crisis
                                      2/The Pastels • Lonely Planet Boy

                                      Unknown Mortal Orchestra

                                      II - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                                        Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                                        Limited to one per person.


                                        Sharon Van Etten

                                        Are We There - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                                          Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                                          Limited to one per person.

                                          For all the attention that was paid to her 2012 breakthrough ‘Tramp’, Sharon Van Etten is an artist with a hunger to turn another corner and to delve deeper, writing from a place of honesty and vulnerability to create a bond with the listener that few contemporary musicians can match. Compelled by a restless spirit, Van Etten is continuously challenging herself. Now, the result is ‘Are We There’, a self-produced album of exceptional intimacy, sublime generosity, and immense breadth.

                                          Various Artists

                                          Heaven On Fire (Compiled By Jane Weaver) - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                                            Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                                            Limited to one per person.

                                            A brand new compilation from Fire Records, expertly compiled by Jane Weaver. Featuring music from Okkyung Lee, Virginia Wing and an upfront track from Vanishing Twin’s forthcoming album. 

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Jane Weaver - Flock
                                            2. Vanishing Twin - Big Moonlight (Ookii Gekkou)
                                            3. Marina Allen – Ophelia
                                            4. Mega Bog - Station To Station
                                            5. Virginia Wing - St. Francis Fountain
                                            6. Islet - Geese (Gwenno Remix)
                                            7. Lucy Gooch - Rain's Break
                                            8. Faten Kanaan - Rêve-Rivière
                                            9. Brigid Mae Power - We Weren't Sure
                                            10. Okkyung Lee - Here We Are (Once Again)


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