MAGIC MIX

7" SINGLE

BARGAINS

It's that time of year again (pre-stocktaking!) where we've been rifling through the 7" file and digging out some bargains for you.

There are only one or two copies of many of these, so don't snooze if you find something you fancy.

Alien Ballroom

Makrophreakzville! EP

    Hailing from Liverpool, Alien Ballroom are a suitably skewed mix of 60’s punk, The Teardrop Explodes and the Mel-o-tones. The “Makrophreakzville! EP! Is out on April 6th on Sentinel…its sees them heading in a rawer dancefloor direction. Limited edition 4 track 7” 500 copies

    The EP is the first release for a the Liverpool based label SENTINEL. The label will cover new and old sounds from the NORTH WEST COAST.

    Amateur Best

    Be Happy / The Wave

    On the A-side on the single is 'Be Happy' a bittersweet song carried along by languid electronics and an anxious but soulful vocal that looks into the mirror and can't seem to find anything familiar. With an even darker complexion is 'The Wave' a song that makes up the B-side of the record.

    Amateur Best is a new creation from London's Joe Flory (formerly Primary 1). Through soft, lilting pop songs Flory tells the story of James Best, a sometime London DJ, latent alcoholic and lifelong amateur. Best's hijinx are also chronicled in a Flory illustrated comic book following our hero through the murder and mayhem that is pre-Olimpik London, as James' fate becomes inexorably entwined with that of the city he lives in.


    Ancient Sky

    Castle / Allegory

      Following the acclaim for their 2012 LP "T.R.I.P.S." Ancient Sky released the 7" single "Castle" b/w "Allegory" - their Wharf Cat debut - & continued that same vein of thoughtful psych-rock, highlighted by concise arrangements & powerful dynamics.

      Dan Auerbach/ Robert Finley / Sonny Smith

      Good Sound Comes Back Around Vol. 1

        Eight-time GRAMMY–­winner, Dan Auerbach, announces a 7” Easy Eye Sound sampler, Good Sound Comes Back Around Vol. 1, which will be released as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday initiative. The new 7” is a preview of upcoming releases on Auerbach’s label and features ‘Cellophane Angel’, an exclusive and unreleased track Auerbach recorded with the Preservation Hall Band, on Side A, and Robert Finley's ‘Medicine Woman’ – the first single on his new album Goin’ Platinum! due December 8 – and Sonny Smith's ‘Pictures of You’ on Side B

        Balmorhea

        Chime / Shone

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

          Two unreleased tracks the band recorded during the sessions for their previous album Clear Language, itself released in September 2017. The band will be in phase two of their album cycle, and will be touring Europe and the US to promote this release

          J. Bernardt

          Wicked Streets / On Fire

            Double A-side from J. Bernardt, the alias of Jinte Deprez, co-frontman of hugely successful Belgian indie-rock outfit Balthzar.

            Displaying an altogether different sound from Balthazar, both tracks are taken from J. Bernardt’s debut album ‘Running Days’.

            ‘On Fire’ is the opening track of ‘Running Days’ and is a subtle statement of intent, with warm piano chords, persistent guitar hook and gospel infused harmonies.

            ‘Wicked Streets’ brims with jazzy mellifluous horns.

            Johnny Borrell

            My World, Your Life

              Despite his success over the years, Johnny Borrell’s appetite remains undiminished. On this new release, the world-travelled Borrell and his band draw from a musical palette of rich colour. Their generous brush strokes sweep new life into the blues / rock genre, filling it with flamenco flourishes and all manner of world influences.

              This release is the fourth in a series of totally valve mastered recordings featuring Gearbox’s vintage Decca valve mixer in association with their Haeco Scully lathe with Westrex RA1700 series amps, Westrex 3DIIA cutting head and Telefunken U73B tube limiter.

              Boss

              I'm Down With That

                BOSS are Guro Gikling of All We Are, Theresa Wayman of Warpaint, Sarah Jones, who has previously drummed for Hot Chip and Yeasayer, and Speedy Wunderground head-honcho Dan Carey, who has recently been involved in the Sexwitch project with Natasha Khan and TOY.

                In the time honoured spirit of the label, the single was produced in a day at Dan’s south London studio and is their first release, yet the inception of the band goes back to 2012 when Dan met Theresa at a festival in Slovakia (he would also later produce All We Are’s debut album).

                “Being a Warpaint fan I found her backstage and told her I was the best psychedelic rock producer in the world,” remembers Dan.

                “The exact words of her response were ’that’s the last fucking thing we need. See you later.’ “

                Despite the inauspicious meeting, Dan would later be recruited to work on Theresa’s forthcoming solo album and having met Guro on tour, Theresa invited her to also work on the long-player.

                Born out of these album sessions, the BOSS track came out of post recording jams and after recruiting drummer Sarah Jones, a 20 second snatch of an almost 15 hour jam was eventually worked into ‘I’m Down With That’.



                David J Boswell strikes a delicate and brilliantly accomplished balance between folk/blues and electronica on this superb new outing for Black Beacon Sound. 

                We start things off with the lively bass throbs and shimmering acoustic guitars of 'No Colours', slowly growing and shining glorious synth rays into Boswell's unmistakeably gritty but pitch-perfect college-rock falsetto. It's a beguiling journey, introducing fragments of synths mimicking the vocal lead line, before once again fading away to be replaced by an equally satisfying counter-melody to take it's place and change the tone before segueing back again into the main refrain. Despite the somewhat frantic changeovers, the electronic elements manage to stay within the same aural spectrum to keep things on track, and come out as a cohesive, and fascinatingly multifaceted whole. 

                Flip over and 'Heavy Load' takes the acoustic guitar and brings it slightly more to the front of the stereo image, with a bluesly slide guitar accentuated the audible finger slides before being pulled along with a smooth hi-passed synth line showing it's colours before retracting once again into the engrossing acoustic groove. Things rise and fall in perfect harmony with the momentum of the piece, introducing more frantic instrumentation when the vocals drop out, and stripping it back once again when they come to the fore.  
                Another great release from BBS, and an absolutely fascinating and impeccably produced outing from Boswell. Brilliant stuff. 

                Boys / Magic Potion

                Split

                  A very special release that we're super psyched about - a double A-side split 7" from two of Stockholm's most exciting bands... one side features the first studio recording from Nora Karlsson's project BOYS, and the flip-side is the new single from MAGIC POTION, the first taste of new material since last years critically acclaimed LP "Pink Gum". Limited to 500 copies.

                  Tim Burgess

                  Inspired Again

                    Limited edition pressing of 300 copies on 7” of “Inspired Again” taken from the Record Store Day album “As I Was Now”. The single comes backed with an exclusive track, a cover of Suicide’s “Cheree” .


                    Caddywhompus

                    Live At Third Man Records

                      Caddywhompus are lions of a noisy, emotive new school of math rock which has thrived in recent years, especially in the South. At this point, you’re just as likely to fi nd their records in the racks of a DIY space as you are on the walls of record shops around the world. With close ties to Community Records, they are rightful benefi ciaries of a nationwide grassroots underground support built on their consistently excellent output, tireless touring and necessary live show.

                      These 3 live tracks, being their first official live release, encapsulates what is so magnetic about the duo - nimble yet mushrooming euphoria in each composition. The A-side single, Decent, is a chugging, arpeggiated and absolutely contagious live sing-along that can also be heard on their 2017 LP Odd Hours on highly respected NYC indie Infl ated Records.

                      BBE kick off a new 7" series featuring some of the most iconic house tracks of all time and selected by DJ Spinna and Kai Alce. Part one of this ‘Foundations’ series celebrates Chicago producer Cajmere’s early masterpiece "Brighter Days". Best known in recent years by his Green Velvet moniker, Curtis Jones has been blazing a trail through house and techno since launching his Cajual imprint back in ’91. Reaching #2 on Billboard’s dance chart in 1992, "Brighter Days" was Cajmere’s breakthrough hit and continues to educate and inspire producers, DJs and dancers to this day.

                      With artwork lovingly adapted from the original 12”, the record’s 'North Side' features a deft Kai Alce edit of the monstrous 10 minute Masters At Work remix. Introducing those distinctive skipping, syncopated rhythms later adopted by UK garage pioneers, Louie’s MAW mix has lost none of its dancefloor impact over the last 25 years. Lurking on the ‘South Side’ you can find the raw, potent ‘Underground Goodies Mix’, a production credited by Rashad and other pioneers as the catalyst for Chicago’s ‘footwork’ movement.




                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Matt says: Takin you back to a time when 'crusty man' walked the North, when happy hardcore adverts graced national TV and white dog poo was not uncommon; this optimistic offering was just the ray of light the charts needed. And has now become solidfied into 'classic house' territory.

                      John Carpenter

                      Theme From The Fog

                        John Carpenter’s 1980 follow-up film to his smash hit Halloween featured ghost sailors terrorizing a Californian coastal community as a dense fog descends on their homes. The multi-talented filmmaker’s atmospheric synthesiser score has long been a soundtrack favourite and this 7” single features its two most recognisable themes.

                        New York-based Rialto Pictures will be releasing The Fog in USA cinemas on October 26th, in its first-ever major restoration. The horror classic, is also famed for it’s uber cool soundtrack, to celebrate SIL:VA SCREEN have done this one-off pressing of 500 copies of this coloured vinyl 7.”

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        Ltd 7" Info: Limited Edition 7” on Red Vinyl.
                        Only 500 copies!

                        Justin Carter

                        Know It All

                          Justin Carter never expected to be known as a DJ. Before the Mister Saturday Night resident had ever put a record on a turntable, his voice and pen were his outlets. As he's gone down the path of the dance, his singing and writing have ticked along quietly in the background, a secret to most. "Know It All," his first record, and the lead single from The Leaves Fall, his debut LP due on Mister Saturday Night Records on January 27, brings that secret into the light. Justin's vocals on "Know It All" are intimate but pointed, with hints of Arthur Russell and John Martyn.

                          The foundation of the song is a pizzicato cello part from Archie Pelago's Greg Heffernan; reggae-tinted organ hiccups from Jason Lindner, the keyboardist on Bowie's final album, Blackstar, fill the space between. It all hangs together in a subtle mix by Benjamin Tierney, who also worked his magic on Kamasi Washington's The Epic.The song is presented on the seven-inch in two versions. On the A side is the single, with a ghost-ly finish in which the instruments melt away around the vocals. On the B side, the cello stays solid to the end.


                          Cassels

                          Flock Analogy

                            The Too Pure Singles Club is proud to announce the forthcoming 7” by the fantastic Cassels …. Brought together by the low-lights of West Oxfordshire life before they were even teenagers, Cassels are an explosive two-piece comprised of brothers Jim (guitar/vocals) and Loz (drums/vocals) Beck. The band combine massive slabs of grunge riffing with a punk aesthetic and socially charged lyrics expressing themes of isolation, anger, boredom and disillusionment with society at large.

                            Jimmy Castor Bunch / Faith

                            It's Just Begun / Such A Lady (Cracker Edits)

                              Jimmy Castor Bunch's "It's Just Begun" has one of the best breakbeats of all time, but the rest of the album is more than patchy with all that 'troglodyte' nonsense. So Octopus Breaks use the dramatic opening and driving funk instrumental sections for this no messin' edit by Cracker. Then he gets down to business on Faith's "Such A Lady", a lesser known break source for sure but one with a hell of a cowbell on it!

                              Coach Hop

                              I Like Taylor Swift

                                First release on the Scratchy Records singles club is this  power pop anthem from Florida born, London based Charlie Laurence aka Coach Hop.

                                On the surface, I LikeTaylor Swift is a lovesong to the titular popstar but upon closer inspection, is an observation on the state of the modern music industry, “In the song I admit I haven’t really listened to much of her music but I’m inundated with images and stories about her” says Charlie. Throughout the song it verges on an admission that it’s not cool to like Taylor Swift but in his trademark style, Charlie doesn’t care what anyone else thinks, as he sings “I like Taylor Swift and I don’t care who knows it, it’s not a guilty pleasure, it’s just a normal pleasure.”

                                For fans of They Might Be Giants, Weezer, Fountains Of Wayne etc.

                                Concrete Knives

                                Greyhound Racing

                                Fusing youthful exuberance with an artistic prowess far beyond their years, Concrete Knives are a band who have illuminated stages around Europe with their unique blend of resonating guitars, elaborate melodies, charging, pounding rhythms and euphoric collective vocals - an enticing and exciting mixture which unfailingly attracts the undivided attention of all who fall into their path. Now, this lauded Normandy outfit are set to unleash their highly anticipated debut album upon the world. Be Your Own King is a collection of tracks harnessing the inspired spirit, the mindset and the powerful energy of this group of Caen natives, which comprises the talents of Nicolas Delahaye, Morgane Colas, Adrien Lepretre, Augustin Hauville and Guillaume Aubertin.

                                Be Your Own King is much more than just an album title, it’s a philosophy. It’s an attitude, a call to arms, an instruction to confront the world in your own way, to realise your ambitions, and to have the time of your life while doing so. It’s an album whose songs fly the flag of all that Concrete Knives stand for, and a record which brandishes explosive dynamics, playful hooks, powerful, pulsating bass lines as well as an all important angular pop pinch.

                                Mike Cooper & Derek Hall

                                Out Of The Shades

                                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                  First-ever reissue of Cooper’s rare first recordings and PoB’s first Record Store Day release. RIYL Mike Cooper, Michael Chapman, Jackson C. Frank, Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Wizz Jones, or Clive Palmer. Available on virgin vinyl as a limited-edition 45 rpm 7”, with heavy-duty color jacket, restored original artwork, and notes. In 2014 Paradise of Bachelors reissued iconoclastic English-born, Rome-based folk and experimental music legend Mike Cooper’s classic triptych of early 1970s avant-folk-rock records—Trout Steel (1970) and Places I Know/The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper (1971-72)—to widespread critical acclaim, including Best New Reissue recognition from Pitchfork and Rolling Stone. But Cooper sowed the seeds of his deconstructivist music five years earlier in his rare earliest recordings, until now scarcely known and never reissued—fitting fodder for PoB’s very first Record Store Day release. Named for The Shades, the Reading, UK folk club where he regularly performed, and which employed and housed guitar prodigy Derek Hall—who later played on Cooper’s 1969 debut LP Oh Really!?—the little-heard Out of the Shades EP was released in an extremely limited edition by local label Kennet Recordings in 1965 as KRS 766. The songs were recorded live to a single microphone in the kitchen/bathroom/former outhouse of Mike’s rambling Georgian apartment, on a portable Ferrograph reel-to-reel that the engineer otherwise used for “recording birds and trains.” By 1965 Mike had already progressed beyond and exhausted his interest in electric Chicago blues with his first band The Blues Committee. He was now a peer of British folk scene stalwarts like Davey Graham, Wizz Jones, Bert Jansch, and John Renbourn, hosting folk nights up to five nights a week at venerable Reading and London clubs like Les Cousins, The Latin Quarter, The Elephant, and The Shades, Hall’s home base. Cooper recalls his former partner’s artistry and skill with fondness and wonder:

                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  Ltd 7" Info: 500 only on black vinyl.

                                  Frank Cordell

                                  Demon - From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                  Stylotone in association with The Frank Cordell Estate and writer, director & producer Larry Cohen is proud to announce the World Premiere Release of ‘Demon - From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’.

                                  A joint Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee in 1970 for his soundtrack to ‘Cromwell’, Frank Cordell also composed the infamous unused score to Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.

                                  The 4-Track 45rpm Vinyl Only 7” EP features music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the cult 1976 horror film ‘Demon’ (also known as ‘God Told Me To’). The EP has been assembled, mastered and cut by Sean Magee at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London.

                                  Graham Coxon / Luke Daniel

                                  Falling

                                    Blur’s Graham Coxon releases a special new single on Parlophone Records on December 15th. ‘Falling’ is a double A-side single which was written by the talented, but unknown song-writer and musician Luke Daniel.

                                    One side features ‘Falling’ recorded by Graham and the other features Luke Daniel’s original recording of the same track.

                                    Proceeds from the sale of this single will be donated to CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably), an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.


                                    Rodney Crowell & John Paul White

                                    Luck Mansion Sessions

                                      In September 2016, during the Americana high holiday in Nashville, Third Man Records partnered with Luck Reunion (with a little help from YETI Coolers, Lagunitas, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka) to bring together artists of the folk persuasion. For five days, artists set up in the parlor room of the pop-up "Luck Mansion" in East Nashville to perform, record, and in some cases, pen two songs for Third Man Records engineers to record immediately, after just a few hours of preparation, press onto 7”s, and ultimately bring to the masses. Documenting spontaneous creative collaborations before they are put through any sort of industry machine line was the goal.

                                      John Paul White and Rodney Crowell performed Crowell’s “The Girl On The Street” as well as one of three original tunes penned for the Luck Mansion Sessions, “Don’t Think That I Can’t Feel You When You’re Gone.” About the new song, John Paul White says, “It’s the first song we attempted to write.. It gave us both an excuse to sit down and write a song. It was literally the only times we’ve ever played those songs. We didn’t rehearse them ahead of time, we didn’t work out harmony parts and guitar parts… you pretty much captured all of that process.”
                                      “Don’t Think That I Can’t Feel You When You’re Gone” is White and Crowell’s first co-write, but not the first collaboration for the pair. White joined Rosanne Cash on vocals for the song “It Ain’t Over Yet” off Crowell’s 2017 release Close Ties (New West). The song and the record have been nominated by the American Music Association in the categories of Song and Album of the Year.

                                      Crystal Motion were from New Bedford, Massachusetts, formed in 1974 and released this soul gem the following year, originally on the Sound Gems label. The track has long since been a soul scene favourite, Jack Faith’s arrangement adding to its Philly flavour. Rare mint originals exchange hands for nothing less that £100.

                                      For the past four decades, a growing cult of soul music collectors have sought two obscure LPs and a handful of extremely rare 45s released on the vanity record label LAD Productions, Inc. between the late seventies and the mid eighties by the mysterious South Side Chicago singer/song writer Larry Dixon.
                                      Larry's raw songs capture the transition from R&B to boogie-down as disco was rapidly becoming extinct.
                                      They also perfectly illustrate Larry’s ability to overcome his environment and discrimination, transcended by his determination to write and produce music. With the support of his faithful musicians, Larry's success was only hindered by lack of airplay and promotion, but his talent shines through.
                                      This is the story of Larry Dixon, his label LAD Productions, Inc., and his friends and family throughout four decades of music in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods.
                                      Jerome Derradji is proud to reactivate Past Due Records - the boogie funk division of Still Music to release this fantastic archive – what many consider to be the Holy Grail - of Chicago Funk, Boogie and Soul.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Millie says: Funky jazzy heartbreak song 'I Thought I Was The Only One' is a charming yet slow song from Larry Dixon, which contrasts with side B which is filled with cheery beats which you can't help but dance to compulsively, this seven inch provides you with the best of both worlds.

                                      The Dirty's

                                      It Ain't Easy

                                        The Dirtys were a totally raw garage punk band originally from Port Huron, MI. Their energy, coupled with a sound somewhere between the Oblivians and the MC5, is what makes a live show worthwhile. Celebrated Detroit garage hero Mick Collins (Gories, Dirtbombs) played guitar on the A-side "It Ain't Easy," which was unsuccessfully pitched to the Detroit City Council as the new official anthem of Detroit.

                                        Italy Records was founded to release this single by these knuckleheads before the release of their debut LP on respected German label Crypt Records. For one reason or another, this Dirtys 7" actually ended up being Italy's second release. Regardless, it's as punk as it gets and demands your full time and attention.

                                        EFA

                                        Arachno / Move To Trash

                                          The latest volume of Rush Hour’s very occasional 7” series finds UK producer EFA at the controls, dropping a snapping debut of crisp and acidic electronics. A-side cut ‘Arachno’ boasts the skitterish rhythms of a Hague electro classic alongside eight legged acid lines, moonlit keys and all manner of squelchy fx abuse. Dramatic, cinematic and precision engineered to turn a club inside out. Over on the flipside, “Move To Trash” takes a driving Liaisons Dangereuses style sequence, tough 4/4 and a little bit of chipset weirdness and spins further and further out of control.

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Patrick says: Weird and wonderful acid magic from EFA on Rush Hour – Big Tip as our Dutch friends would say!

                                          Efialtis

                                          Efialtis

                                            After last year’s haunting demo, London’s EFIALTIS get the vinyl treatment with a fresh EP on Static Shock Records. Featuring three primitive stompers from their tape plus a riveting new one, EFIALTIS crash through the ruins of reality like an angry goddess in search of retribution. Four feral tracks of stripped down, high-energy, mid-tempo Punk, with despotic vocals and ominous Greek lyrics. The sharp guitar and buzzing bass wade through combative drumming, all tough as nails and perfectly enhancing the nightmarish unease underlying their sound. Ten minutes of ’80s-inspired, rudimentary jaggedness, complete with catchy songwriting, tight delivery and a production that’s appropriately massive and the right amount of shambolic. Featuring members of GOOD THROB, SARCASM, DREGS, BODY BUTTER and more. A skull-crashing must-have for the coming apocalypse. Limited to 500 copies.

                                            Family Scraps

                                            Mistakes

                                              The Too Pure Singles Club is proud to announce the first single for 2017 will be by Family Scraps.

                                              Family Scraps is Matthew Johnson (MJ) of Hookworms and Suburban Home Studio and this Too Pure 7" is his first release under the name.

                                              Mistakes and It Follows are two songs about loss and were recorded at Suburban Home before and after the Boxing Day floods of 2015.

                                              A full length album will follow in 2017.

                                              Following huge celebrations at the Reading & Leeds Festival this Summer, Fatboy Slim invites you to come and ‘Eat My Show’. Not satisfied with providing aural and visual delights during his sets, he is now adding taste to the Fatboy live experience! In addition to the edible surprises at the Reading & Leeds shows, Fatboy is also serving up a limited edition 7” including the acapella of "Eat Sleep Rave Repeat" and a brand new club weapon ‘Boom Fucking Boom’ (feat. Beardyman), finished off with an edible vanilla flavoured insert.

                                              Following on from the recent disco tinged "Where U Iz", "Boom Fucking Boom" retains the classic Fatboy feel but cranks everything up a notch! Norman is on fire playing some of the best sets of his life. Recent highlights include opening the Sleepless Floor at Melt Festival, playing in between Jamie Jones and Carl Cox at Kappa Futur Festival, a surprise b2b with Eats Everything at Glastonbury and his Amnesia residency going from strength to strength. 


                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              Ltd 7" Info: Yellow Vinyl 7” + Edible Sleeve.

                                              Fells

                                              Close Your Eyes

                                                Hailing from Tucson, AZ, The Fells were churning out high quality, catchy singles throughout the ‘90s with the same ferocity as well-known contemporaries the Mummies or New Bomb Turks. Their Italy Records single, which was the ninth 7” in the Fells’ discography, is one of their most heavy-hitting and finest. The A-side “Close Your Eyes” is practically bi-polar with all the pep, bop and swing that makes a single worth snatching up!

                                                The backstory of this recording is one totally reliant on chance, and almost didn’t happen. The Fells’ van broke down while on tour from Tucson and they were stranded at The Hentchmen’s house, aptly called the Hentch House. With time to kill, the group toted their gear over to their buddy Jack White’s house and recorded these two killer songs for later release on Italy Records. It notably features special guest Johnny Hentch of The Hentchmen on piano.

                                                Felony Theft

                                                When You Have Love

                                                Athens Of The North AOE offshoot returns with some sweet soul this week in the form of "When You Have Love" by Felony Theft. Originally released on the 'catchy' Mijarelix label (named from the initials of the band members!), the A-side is a super rare slice of left-field funky soul alive with crooning group vocals, a killer rhythm section and some dreamboat guitar licks - charm is the name of the game here. Flip it over for the uptempo funk stomp of "Run For Cover", a garagey nugget which should work wonders for the rockers and the Northern Soul crowd with its shouted chorus and jangling guitar.

                                                Lee Fields & The Expressions

                                                Lover Man / Never Be Another You

                                                  Big Crown Records drops another killer two sider pulled from Lee Fields & The Expressions instant classic “Special Night”. With Lee touring the world from sold out show to sold out show supporting his album, the modern funk machine gives DJs and collectors another must have 45. The A side “Lover Man” is equal parts rough and smooth. The production and the band come off with a thunderous backing track that takes it’s time to get to full sail while Lee lays down some tell it like it is lyrics. Fields comes to the microphone with the confidence only a man with his track record could putting down what life is like with him if the woman he is after just let’s it be that way. The B side “Never Be Another You” finds Lee & The Expressions taking another turn on the formula their success has been built on. An unorthodox track to find on a soul album made to fit perfectly, once again pushing the aesthetics of analog soul further into the present. Lee confesses his love and appreciation for his woman walking the fine line of vulnerability and strength. 

                                                  Lee Fields & The Expressions

                                                  Coming Home / Precious Love

                                                  As Lee is out on the road spreading the love to crowds across Europe we decided to press up another undeniable two sider off the instant classic Special Night album. Another must have for the DJs…. Side A is “Coming Home”, Lee’s incredible take on working, how we get through it, and why we do it. He sings to his wife a story a lot of people can relate to, working all day looking forward to coming home to his family. The Expressions provide the perfect feel good backing to this midtempo masterpiece with beautiful horn arrangements, catchy background vocals, and a guitar riff as catchy as the chorus. Side B’s “Precious Love” is the perfect example of the song writing and arranging prowess the producers (Leon Michels & Tommy Brenneck) and the band have honed over the years. Catchy from the intro, this love song keeps the dance floor and holds up next to the classics. Play this for your precious love. 

                                                  Finnitus Edits #2

                                                  Lan Party / Savannah

                                                  After lifting our lids with a pair of primo Italo disco bangers last time out, Finnitus Edits re-emerge with a second edition of quirky disco poppers! We're straight in the disco deep end on the A-side with the expansive and exotic charms of "Savannah", a fast paced Afro-Italo-Weirdo Disco cut with funked up wah guitar, sizzling disco drumming and those chanted tribal vocals. Fluid bass, dreamy keys and Wood, Brass & Steel style guitar licks add a jazz funk inflection, while the massive horns enter the party late on to bring a whole load of drama to you and your mama. Over on the flip we're treated to some proper European weirdness with the fantastically naff "Lan Party", an oddball synthpop groover with educational lyrics. Two cuts for the forward thinking DJs here.

                                                  Fireflies

                                                  Freeze Me / She's My Witch

                                                    This limited 7" from Fireflies comes through UK dance music legend Andrew Weatherall's label Moine Dubh. The releases will focus on "emerging folk and pop acts".

                                                    'She's My Witch' is a woozy re-imagining of the Kip Tyler classic. Reverb drenched vocals, organ drones and some killer sustained psych guitar work invites the listener into a kaleidoscopic musical vision.


                                                    Fred & Toody

                                                    Live At Third Man Records

                                                      Fred & Toody are two-thirds of the legendary rock ‘n’ roll band Dead Moon. These two are rock ‘n’ roll lifers: touring relentlessly, writing relentlessly, performing relentlessly and it’s clear that their bond to the music is as powerful and genuine as the bond they share with each other. No fake news, all fact on this front. Here we have a document of a stripped-down set with a bittersweet vacancy on the drums—Andrew Loomis having passed in early 2016—lending a strange atmosphere and energy to the performance.

                                                      It may have been one of the most life-affi rming and heart-wrenching shows we’ve ever had in the Blue Room.

                                                      • Fronted by Fred and Toody Cole (Dead Moon, The Rats, Pierced Arrows), legends and veterans of Portland’s independent rock scene.
                                                      • Hometown: Portland, Oregon

                                                      Freeway

                                                      No More / Coming From The Heart

                                                      This Freeway record is all you need, from the label Preservation Records, this funky seven inch is fired up in soul goodness. ‘No More’ has the smoothest vocals which could melt any heart. The flip side ‘Coming From The Heart’ is equally as dreamy and filled to the brim with energy and soul-funk style. A definite must have!

                                                      The Fruit Band's fleeting existence was only recently revealed by the discovery of a few unsold copies of their sole 1978 single, 'Say It', which quickly became a cult showpiece for savvy DJs and collectors. Athens of the North has since reached out to Cypress Studios of Jacksonville, Florida and discovered a complete album of the group's stylish, dancefloor-smashing funk and deep disco on tape, unreleased for over 30 years. Here the label present their two favourite unreleased tracks on seven inch for the first time. Limited to 500 there'll be no repress, you know what to do kids...



                                                      Hiiragi Fukuda

                                                      Dump

                                                        “Dump” (and its B-side “Don’t Worry Be Slow”) has the massive guitar solos that Hiiragi Fukuda’s masterpiece of late-night mellow My Turntable Is Slow could not contain. Both songs possess an earlier-in-the-evening swagger that make them as complimentary to Hiiragi’s LP as “Suspicious Minds” is to The Memphis Album. The single is limited to 300 copies.

                                                        Liam Gallagher

                                                        Wall Of Glass

                                                          Unlike boxing, rock and roll is not renowned for great comebacks. A few missteps and then it’s usually farewell, have a good life, who are you again? Occasionally, though, a true heavy musical champ loses a bout only to re-emerge even stronger later. David Bowie, for example, went through a long fallow period before his renaissance. Paul Weller had a rocky few years before finding his feet as a solo artist. Now we can add a third era-defining voice to that list of champions who returned to reclaim their belt: Liam Gallagher.

                                                          After Beady Eye officially split in 2014, Liam found himself “out of the bubble” of being in an organised rock group with all the appropriate management apparatus for the first time in twenty years. He fell hard. Suddenly just a regular geezer (“just a regular absolute legend” he clarifies), he had to consider what he was going to do. For a while, he toyed with the idea of moving to Majorca and living “Sexy Beast-style” around the pool in the sun. He had a few holidays. He went for lots of jogs. He had a few pints. And he got divorced. And when all that was done he took a long look at himself in the mirror and remembered who he is and what he does. He’s Liam Gallagher, son of Peggy Gallagher, of Burnage, Manchester, the best singer and frontman of his generation. So he decided to start singing some songs again. Majorca could wait.

                                                          Playing around in his own idiosyncratic style on a guitar at home in London, he surprised himself by writing a song. “I am definitely not a professional at it,” he says, modestly. “It’s proper Frankenstein tackle. But I suppose everyone has their ways. Even Paul McCartney didn’t just sit down and write Hey Jude straight away.”

                                                          The song that he wrote was a heavy dollop of soul-rock called Bold and strong enough to get him signed to Warner Bros. There was something there alright. Eventually, he had a whole batch of songs written which he demoed with a multi-instrumentalist called Dan McDougall in London before he started to meet producers and co-writers. “Warner Bros said to me, ‘Are you up for a bit of co-writing? I was, like, ‘never done that before. Why not?’” He flew out to LA, met a few, but really hit it off with Greg Kurstin. “Greg Kurstin played me a few ideas, we had a chat, swapped some ideas, sorted it out and before you know we had some more songs. I’m as surprised as anyone that it worked, but the songs we did are top.”

                                                          These songs include Liam’s incredible first single as a solo artist, Wall Of Glass. If you had to make an equation of all the elements that made the early Oasis singles so apocalyptically good - i.e, huge waves of guitar hooks + melody you can’t shake for…ever + thunderous rhythm + LIAM GALLAGHER’S VOICE delivering an unbelievably catchy chorus - then Wall Of Glass fits in the lineage perfectly. It’s hard to recall a time he’s sung better - it’s like hearing him for the first time again, the same yearning menace that claimed a million hearts by the end of Supersonic’s first chorus. His voice is definitely on point.

                                                          “Yeah, well,” he almost agrees. “I’m a good singer, man! Nine out of ten times I nail it. In a studio, without a doubt. Never done a shit vocal there.”


                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                          Ltd 7" Info: Limited repress!

                                                          Gang

                                                          Dead

                                                            Brighton/Margate band release their debut 7" on Ra Ra Roc on black vinyl with 14" x 7" glossy poster insert, matt laminated outer sleeve and paper disco inner sleeve.

                                                            Mike & Cara Gangloff

                                                            Durang‘s Hornpipe / Rake And Rambling Boy

                                                              Having released records on The GPS previously as part of the late great Jack Rose’s backing band and The Black Twig Pickers- (as well as cutting their cloth as part of the mighty Pelt), Mike and Cara release a great double ‘A’ side for March here in an edition of 500.

                                                              “Durang’s Hornpipe” is spectacularly underpinned by the majestic drone of Cara’s Shruti box, with Mike on banjo and fiddle and is backed by the peak and fall and drone pulse of the Shruti once again on an incredible reworking of the standard “Rake and Ramblin’ Boy”.

                                                              A beautiful 45, worth it alone for those moments where both voices collide on the flip- it won’t hang around long and is dressed in ace printed inside and out sleeve and on dark cherry wax. Pressing of 500 only.

                                                              Gabriel Garzón-Montano

                                                              Golden Wings

                                                              Gabriel Garzón-Montano follows up his 2017 album ‘Jardín’ with this new single, recorded at the famous analogue Waterfront Studios in Hudson, NY.

                                                              Contemporary R&B / soul for fans of Moses Sumney, Sampha, Nick Hakim.

                                                              Girl Ray

                                                              (I Wish I Were Giving You A Gift) This Christmas

                                                                "(I Wish I Were Giving You A Gift) This Christmas", a song about loneliness and longing at Christmas, finds the North London trio embracing a seasonally sonic palette of children's choir, sleigh bells, and the hidden whinny of a kidnapped reindeer.

                                                                Sophie Moss: "Christmas is great and everything but where are the indie bangers? We've pulled it all out the stocking on this one. You'd be a fool not to buy one for every family member, friend and tinder acquaintance this Christmas."

                                                                Girl Ray

                                                                The Way We Came Back

                                                                  "The Way We Came Back". The song is notable for being written by Poppy Hankin when she was just sixteen years old, yet had never been recorded until after the release of the North London group's debut album Earl Grey.

                                                                  "It's cute, I guess," says Sophie Moss. "You kinda wanna skip to it, you know? Makes you think about arguments but it doesn't make you hate them that much. It's an early, early - we're talking pre-Earl Grey here - banger that we wanted to oil up. A plump cow that needed to be milked. It was one of the first songs Poppy wrote when she was 16 which we all found pretty impressive. Sly arrangement, good vibes here."

                                                                  The Goa Express

                                                                  Goa / Kiss Me

                                                                    WRONG WAY RECORDS are proud to present the latest addition to their enviable roster, The Goa Express. The young stylish fivepiece, from the North West of England, draw inspiration from The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Count Five and Jimi Hendrix – and with names like those as influences, their sound has to be big.

                                                                    The Goa Express are James Douglas Clarke – guitar and vocals, Joey Stein – guitar, Bryn Davies – synth, Naham Muzaffar – bass, Sam Launder – drums.

                                                                    Only a year into their journey, they have already established a sound which some could only ever dream of, garage punk with psych undertones the order of the day. Channelling riffs and material that would not be out of place on the esteemed Nuggets compilation, The Seeds in particular, they present hypnotic psychedelia, fuzzed up garage with just a touch of the blues. They are still new to the genre but if current form is anything to go for, there are interesting times ahead for these boys.

                                                                    Already performing an accomplished live set, and already a permanent fixture in the vibrant psych scene of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, they have secured key support slots for Moon Duo, The Lucid Dream, Mystic Braves, Heaters, Stealing Sheep and The Vacant Lots as well as scheduled performances at Beat-Herder, Karma Fest and Blackthorn Music Festival.

                                                                    ‘GOA’ is an upbeat, fast paced track with fuzzy guitar riffs, catchy vocals and a clap accompaniment. The zoning synth and clever use of reverb join the percussion section which is relentless. Channelling the finest in garage rock and surf vibes, this track comes straight from the California coast.

                                                                    AA-Side ‘Kiss Me’ makes use of a 60s inspired keys sound to drive the track, whilst a repeated guitar riff and dual vocals play melodically.

                                                                    The Goa Express are ready to take aim and make their move with a refreshing sound which will only increase in enjoyability as they mature.

                                                                    For fans of: Thee Hypnotics, The Black Angels, The Electric Prunes.

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Laura says: Hand claps? Check. Fuzzy guitar riffs? Check. Plenty of reverb? Check. All the ingredients for a cracking surf tinged garage rocker that could as easily have come from the sunny '60s US West Coast as the grey North West of England. Great stuff!

                                                                    Golden Pelicans

                                                                    Live At Third Man Records

                                                                      "Golden Pelicans happens to be one of the great rock ‘n’ roll bands to ever come out of Orlando, Florida. Ain’t no conspiracy whatsoever. Although, we must insist you see them live for max impact. This, however, will no doubt tide you over, with four songs striking a perfect balance between sloppy -party-punk and dive-bar-arena-rock. Solos that totally rip, drums like a beautiful drunk machine and gritty vox. Not to mention they exist at the center of the Total Punk Records / Florida’s Dying culture hub. Don’t talk yourself out of this one. Take a chance and sink your teeth into real rock minus the cheese." - Third Man


                                                                      Greenhornes

                                                                      Stayed Up Last Night / Shadow Of Grief

                                                                        Although not technically a Detroit-based garage group, this Cincinnati band fit in as honorary Detroiters by the time this single was released. The Greenhornes were purveyors of period-perfect 1960s rock n roll a la the Pretty Things and the Kinks. Plus, they were immediately set apart by their grim reputation of touring in a ‘67 Cadillac hearse. This single was recorded at Jack White’s house in southwest Detroit right before the release of the Greenhornes’ debut LP and the b-side is a re-imagined version of one of their 2nd LP’s strongest tracks “Shadow of Grief”. Band members Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler would go on to be the rhythm section in the Raconteurs while Brian Olive would later join the Soledad Brothers and make serious contributions to Dr. John’s revered “Locked Down” album.

                                                                        Grief Tourist

                                                                        Strigoi

                                                                          Too Pure Singles Club announce ‘Strigoi’, the latest release from Grief Tourist.

                                                                          Grief Tourist were formed by drummer Lee Vincent and inspired by Ceremony’s ‘Rohnert Park’ album. You can tell, too. “I would send GarageBand recordings to Rich [Wells], who lives in Leeds,” says Vincent. “He would scream over the recordings and record them on a dictaphone in his front room, then send them back. The recordings had that gross quality we wanted, so we definitely wanted to replicate that when we recorded properly. He’s upgraded to screaming in his mate’s carpet shop now.” Morgan Sinclair completed the line-up and off the trio went to a Perspex Flesh show, which also influences their bludgeoning punk.




                                                                          H. Grimace

                                                                          Royal Hush / Excavations

                                                                            Acting as the first release since 2015's sold out “I Am Material” tape, “Royal Hush” reveals a sharper and more emphatic feel to the band's already unrelenting output. These new songs have been recorded with long standing engineer and friend Rory Attwell and mixed by both Rory and Ben Greenberg formerly of ‘The Men’ who the band met and found an instant affinity for on their 30 date US tour last year. H. Grimace’s integral guitar pairing of Marcus Browne and Hannah Gledhill now masterfully hone in on their part shoegaze, part post-punk compositions which lays the foundations for the enigmatic duo, from Yorkshire and Melbourne respectively, to make their mark this year with a vigorously captivating live show to match. (For fans of Pixies, Blonde Redhead, Deerhunter, Women Body/Head)

                                                                            Gordon Grody

                                                                            Exclusively Yours / After Loving You

                                                                            Gordon Grody recorded an album “Exclusively Yours” for RCA in 1977 and the title track became a dance floor success without being released as a single. He came to RCA via working with Vicki Sue Robinson a year earlier Gordon would become a background singer appearing in the 1978 movie “The Wiz” and proving accompany vocals with Phyllis Hyman (“Somewhere In My Lifetime”), Change (“Miracles”), Spyro Gyra (“Morning Dance”), George Benson (“20/20”) and numerous others.

                                                                            Gross Pointe

                                                                            Bad Seed

                                                                              What’s this, yet another ravaging Chicago punk band bursting out onto a 7” EP for the first time? Gross Pointe are another perfect example of how good this town has it going on right now, and as a fixture on the local underground circuit that’s always tearing down a party, and always leaving everyone begging for more, we jumped at the chance to deliver their debut vinyl EP. Although these three guys spend a lot of time in other bands, Gross Pointe is really where they shine, and it’s never been more evident than on these tracks, cut with scorching production, raging guitars and crushing & melodic vocals that will strip you bare upon contact. Finally we see a gang of dudes who can bang out Heartbreakers-style hits without any of the over-fashioned haircuts or embroidered cowboy shirts, and just let those riffs bleed out naturally, it’s seriously refreshing.

                                                                              With so many bands emulating re-hashed attempts at psych/garage and failing so miserably, we’re so glad to have a real band like Gross Pointe to smash it all apart and reinvigorate your will to live another day. Just powerful songs delivered at a break-neck pace, almost like a modern day Devil Dogs or Mullens, you can really warm up to the tightness. On the title track “Bad Seed” it’s not hard to imagine, and it’ll get your heart racing in seconds flat, because all that thick, throbbing guitar scorch like this doesn’t just fall in your lap every day. Four quick jabs of Chicago-style rock’n roll on a revved-up rampage and ready to wreck any party in their path, so don’t die wondering and stuff this EP in your ear-holes as soon as possible. - VictimofTime.com

                                                                              Recommended If You Like: Heartbreakers, Devil Dogs, Mullens, Original Sins, The Brides, The Sueves, Son of a Gun.

                                                                              Hair & The Iotas

                                                                              Swing Of A Mind / Stardust Special

                                                                                "OK ! This is the real sound ! Straight from the dirty South of France ! Given here and modelled by up-class-rated band HAIR & THE IOTAS in their own WATTHAUS STUDIO, down their home city of Perpignan... This is songs & beat !!! - no inaudible sound magma for some 'm-in-search-of-a-rock-n-roll-identity fundamentalist sect, no vain retro posture, no technical demonstration - HAIR & THE IOTAS
                                                                                are absolute, not extreme. No place here to a pedigree, no useless facts, this is not history yet - just check the web, if you're in need. Maybe grab their previous records on their own WATTSVILLE label. But just don't pass these people by, for someday you'll hear of them as legends."
                                                                                (Paul-Marc De Luigi / Les Maîtres du Son magazine)
                                                                                Linked to the record store of the same name in Perpignan in the deep South of France, Cougouyou Music has a focus on the local scene in Northern and Southern Catalonia.

                                                                                After a slew of well received releases for the likes of Rose Records, Razor-N-Tape and Lazare Hoche, Leipzig house head Martin Hayes kicks off his Mating Rituals imprint with a fresh 7" of woozy house delight. The set opens with the tape chewed strains of a battered player piano, a medicated love motif and a rush of unavoidable infatuation. The skipping percussion and occasional bass bleep forming the rhythm for those first steps of pair-bonding. "Histoire D'Amour" is soft and gentle like her rouged lips but rough like daddy playing the piano while sipping on Japanese whisky. Clangers keys and a distorted kick force their way through a wall of surface noise as Hayes lays down the oddest downbeat jam you'll hear all year. On the flipside "Les Fantasmes De Joyce Kinney" lurches through the blurred and drifting colours of a seventies lovebeat theme, picking up the wooze of a wonky hop heat-beat. Last but not least, "The Clamdigger" conjures images of wood-paneled rooms, Cuban cigar smoke, drab tweed suits and Jasmine serving that fine Remy martin cognac.

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Patrick says: Wonky woozy, plinky plonky pissed pianist beats from Mr Martin Hayes. In the words of gruff old Tom... "The piano has been drinking.."

                                                                                John Heartsman & Circles

                                                                                Mr. Magic

                                                                                Back in 2009 the mighty Jazzman reissued John Heartsman's rare groove holy grail "Music Of My Heart", in deluxe double vinyl fashion. If you check the credits for that excellent release, you'll note that the mastering engineer was none other than Euan Fryer, Athens Of The North's super talented CEO! While labouring over those dusty old tapes, Fryer took the opportunity to concoct his own extended edit of funked up freakbeat spectacular "Mr Magic", fixing the DJ unfriendly fade-in and letting the organ led groove roll on for days. Since then it's lurked on the CDr and USB, becomming a staple of the Edinburgh DJ's superior sets. Well now it's on wax for the first time, paired with the wild funk rhythms and loved up melodies of "Talking About My Baby" for a double headed 7" of DJ delight!

                                                                                Heavy Times

                                                                                Black Sunglasses

                                                                                  It’s been too long since you’ve felt the damp, leathery slap of Heavy Times across the small of your back, and it’s about time, isn’t it? We’re proud to present the next phase of this incredible Chicago band, one of the only bands that shape shifts lineups so seamlessly that it’s impossible to keep up with, yet always leaves you wanting more. The blueprint for this EP has changed so many times, but as the boys settle back into a more steady lineup with Russ Calderwood (Radar Eyes, Runnies, Dirges, Brides) on dead-locked bass and Tim Thomas (making it three Michigan guys now) on drums, it’s time to unleash these fireballs of nuanced grungey pop unto the earth. No stain remover on earth will be able to removes the audio scar you’ll endure with “Black Sunglasses” so just make sure you’re not operating any heavy machinery and make sure you’re wearing some sort of helmet, because you won’t be able to keep that sweet skull of yours off the bricks for long.

                                                                                  The A-side bolts forward like a pair of metronomic 70s Italian electro-punk anthems that skipped through time, complete with icy KORG patterns interwoven with sinister simplicity that’s almost too much to handle. The sheer brevity of craft here is in high form, like a knife made of ice or an invisible noose around your neck, it’s all downhill UNLESS you see their way. This is gutter-level pop for nobodies that want everything, and it’s about time these tracks were allowed to sizzle like this, as Heavy Times have evolved yet again and you’re gonna love every minute of it. The B-side unplugs the synthesizer and takes a turn back toward their signature “criminal pop” side that we love so much, conjuring up feelings of running for your life from the cops (and outrunning them) as well as some slick & melancholic Thin Lizzyisms that are just what your lonely heart needs tonight. So have no fear, Heavy Times are still throbbing along better than ever, lurking in the shadows, trying hard to not to act like they’re the best band in Chicago. - VictimofTime.com

                                                                                  Recommended If You Like: Chrisma, Wipers, Beach Boys, Guided By Voices, Husker Du, Superchunk, Rocket From The Crypt, Marked Men, Pavement, Idle Times, Pixies, The Ponys, The Spits.

                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                  Ltd 7" Info: 1st press Black edition of 500 copies.

                                                                                  Hellolisa

                                                                                  Sinking Ships / The Fence

                                                                                    After last year's acclaimed debut album "Laughter Drinks And Jiving Along" and an invitation to the prolific Isle of Wight festival - thanks to The Charlatans' Tim Burgess - HelloLisa present two brand new and exclusive tracks in their typical Mediterranean Brit Pop style on this limited 7" single.

                                                                                    Hissing

                                                                                    Hissing

                                                                                      Debut 7” from this blackened /death / sludge behemoth from Seattle, WA.

                                                                                      Started in 2014 out of a mutual interest in exploring dissonant and punishing sounds and inspired by bands such as Portal, Incantation, Blut Aus Nord, and Swans.

                                                                                      Hissing guitarist: Joe O’Malley is the younger brother of Sunn O)))/Burning Witch/Khanate/KTL guitarist Stephen O’Malley and yes the grimm darkness runs in the blood....

                                                                                      The Hollywood Stars

                                                                                      King Of The Nighttime World

                                                                                        King Of The Nighttime World was the tune that should have been a blockbuster hit for THE HOLLYWOOD STARS in 1974 but the record was shelved by CBS and covered by KISS when pitched to them by co writer Kim Fowley two years later.

                                                                                        The Hollywood Stars would eventually put out their debut album in 1977 on another label and another set of tunes, but that's a story for another day.

                                                                                        King Of The Nighttime World would eventually be released in 2013 as part of the Shine Like A Radio LP that compiled the 1974 recordings that were to comprise the debut album, but Too Hot To Handle and Habits which were recorded in 1975 are completely unreleased and see the light of day for the first time on this limited edition 7" single.

                                                                                        • Two previously unheard tunes.
                                                                                        • A side is a legendary tune later made famous by KISS
                                                                                        • Limited edition of 500

                                                                                        Horsebeach / The Pheremoans

                                                                                        Alone / Removals

                                                                                          'Alone' by Horsebeach captures their dreamscapey sound which has seen them get two albums in Piccadilly Records end of year review in recent times. The Pheromoans check in with' Removals' and 'My Two Careers' splitting their side of the split 7" into two beauties but be sure to play at 33rpm to avoid potential health risks when dancing

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Andy says: The Horsebeach track is like a dream set to music: beautiful. On the flip Pheremoans sound alternately like The Pastels and The Blue Aeroplanes on the two tracks showcased here. Excellent stuff.

                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                          Ltd 7" Info: We've just found a few copies of this long deleted gem!

                                                                                          Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex

                                                                                          Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                            Neil Michael Hagerty is best known as the laconic frontman of 90s noiseforward
                                                                                            rockers Royal Trux. Back in September of 2016, NMH and The Howling
                                                                                            Hex showcased an off-kilter garage stomp fused with avant-blues aggression.
                                                                                            The two songs presented here are the surest insight into the mind of someone
                                                                                            who helped redefi ne rock ‘n’ roll by completely destroying it, but has since
                                                                                            settled into more cogent outbursts.
                                                                                            • Hometown: Washington DC / Denver, CO
                                                                                            • Recorded September 23, 2016 in Third Man’s Blue Room

                                                                                            The Howling Hex

                                                                                            Butterfly / Party Shoes

                                                                                              The Howling Hex have another new single ready. After last year’s extended 10” - ‘Fool’s Watch’ / ‘Lord Gloves’ - opened up wild frontiers in their songs and sounds, this new record is located at the other end of the spectrum.

                                                                                              ‘Butterfly’ and ‘Party Shoes’ are compact pop songs with lyric hooks, vocal harmonies, guitar leads, crazy rhythms and themes of love and peace, mixed together into a beguilingly physical sound. As per the standards of the format, both songs compress all their virtue into classic twoand- a-half minutes flat - the perfect length for popular music in the days when rock and roll radio was the supreme voice of America’s youth.

                                                                                              Of course, as any major Hexhead will tell you, this isn’t your daddy’s rock and roll radio. The Howling Hex perform a rhythmically deliberate and passionate musical interpretation of the classic Norteño musical styles employing electronic rock instrumentation and bar band warmth. The vibrant cadences of the ranchera, waltz and huapango are voiced by The Howling Hex to create a totally new sound suitable for dancing by the mind and the body.

                                                                                              Along with their fellow Denver rhythm disciples Aunt Easter, None Republic and 60Driz, The Howling Hex continue to represent both the best and least of music today.

                                                                                              Sam Vicary A.K.A Hunrosa (meaning "to dream") is an electronic music producer capturing the wild organic senses of his childhood and anchoring it with a darker 2am undercurrent. Based in Manchester, he is principally a bassist and currently a member of The Cinematic Orchestra, Paper Tiger and The Dominic J Marshall Trio, as well as performing with Manu Delago, Imogen Heap, Matthew Halsall, Anil Sebastian and Stuart Macallum.

                                                                                              His latest offering 'Ransome' is a heavily rhythmic journey, full of textured hand percussion and soaring strings, accompanied by the beautifully melodic vocals of Alice Higgins drifting overhead. The Clap Clap remix sees the Black Acre mainstay exploring expansive territories, polyrhythmic hand percussion and textured electronica perfectly intertwine, drenched in dub ambience, heightened by scattered arpeggios and swirling synths. The music is inspired by a coastal upbringing, represented in the music via field recordings, as well as being aided by visual stimulus throughout the writing process.

                                                                                              Hurtling / Creepy Neighbour

                                                                                              Feel It / Be Friends

                                                                                                Second split 7" release from Brixton Hillbilly, the label of Brixton Hill Studios. Gold coloured vinyl, in diecut 'Brixton Hillbilly' sleeve.

                                                                                                The Invaders (also known as Intruders) were a 3 piece band from Houston (TX) that lasted a single year. Regardless of their short lived life, they managed to record something so special it deserves to be heard again some fifty years later.

                                                                                                As usual, it was thanks to C L Milburn, that in 1966 that these songs were recorded but yet again, never got pressed.

                                                                                                Houston was a host to many early teenage garage groups, however they would have a better chance on the scene with original songs rather than covers, hence coming to CL for material.

                                                                                                Rehearsing after school they would eventually get gigs in clubs, Holiday Inns etc but would never make it onto the radio or television.

                                                                                                Fortune Teller Records exclusive release of 333 copies



                                                                                                Irma Vep

                                                                                                Evil / Holiday

                                                                                                  "Explosively euphoric" - The Quietus. "a stellar piece of wonky psych-pop" - The Line of Best Fit.

                                                                                                  Loner born in North Wales and now residing in Glasgow releases this limited edition single via Handsome Dad Records (The label renowned for issuing early releases from Jerkcurb, Babeheaven, The Big Moon and Makeness).

                                                                                                  John

                                                                                                  Local Blood Sport / Spies

                                                                                                    Hot on the heels of their album God Speed In The National Limit, Crystal Palace based two piece JOHN release a limited edition double A side vinyl single via Too Pure Singles Club. Having established an incisive combination between energetic noise and somewhat surprisingly poetic content, the two tracks display exactly why you should make every effort to catch the mysteriously named JOHN live. You’d certainly be forgiven for wondering how only two bodies could create the frantically paced brand of noisy rock that they’ve become recognised for, a brand that has lead them onto stages with bands such as Idles, USA Nails and Pulled Apart By Horses. Local Blood Sport and Spies show off different angles of the band, with both songs strung together by lyrics that abstract the most mundane situations of everyday life and set them against a backdrop of solid crunching instrumentation.

                                                                                                    CWK Joynes & The Restless Dead

                                                                                                    Inference-of-the-Cam Shakedown

                                                                                                    Also featuring amongst The GPS fabulous 3 new 45s for March is the 5th and final instalment of C Joynes’ epic series of singles featuring collaborations with a weird and wonderful selection of fellow travellers…

                                                                                                    Released at various points over the last 3 or 4 years by The GPS and Bo’ Weavil in tandem, the series comes to the end of it’s run of remarkably consistent, yet each very different, 5 volume set with possibly the most diverse selection yet. The final single featuring; on one side, Phil Tyler on banjo alongside the skewed pop and lo-fi grumbling of Pete Um, while the reverse is totally different again, with the bubbling analogue sound world of Woodcraft Folk, yet both as ever underpinned by the eternally wonderful guitar work of C Joynes.

                                                                                                    A worthy finale to a fantastic series. Each volume having sold out instantly and always with a keen eye on the packaging as well as it’s sounds. Beautiful diecut sleeves and a numbered pressing of 300 copies. Get on it, it’ll go quick, be warned……

                                                                                                    Kaleidoscope

                                                                                                    Faintly Blowing (Alt. Unreleased Version) / Jump In My Boat (Unreleased Track)

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

                                                                                                      Following hot on the 50th Anniversary celebrations for their debut legendary album 'Tangerine Dream', Kaleisdoscope Sounds present two previously unreleased never heard before tracks out the bands personal archive. The A-side is the title track from the band's second album: 'Faintly Blowing', released April '69 although this versions is an early version of the track dating back record some 20 monthsealier to August '67 & the summer of love and features a different and more upfront guitar and vocals. The b-side 'Jump in my Boat' is an entirely previously unreleased studio track from the band from 1968 and one of a series of recordings the band dug up recently whilst searching through Peter Daltrey's loft. This version is Take 4. Both tracks have been beautifully remastered by the sonic psychedelic pioneer that is Pete Kember of Spacemen 3 who also remastered the bands debut album from Kaleidoscope Sounds last autumn.

                                                                                                      Lew Kirton

                                                                                                      Something Special / Love, I Don't Want Your Love

                                                                                                        Athens Of The North reach release number 8 in fine form, continuing to deliver nothing but dancefloor brilliance for all the rare groove, jazz-funk, soul, disco and boogie heads out there in vinyl land. This latest 7" features two essential cuts from early 80s love machine Lew Kirton previously only available on unwieldy and thinly pressed LP. Remastered for the occasion, Lew is bigger and bolder than ever, prepare for some serious seduction. On the A-side, "Something Special" gifts us a private screening of Lew Kirton's 'the amorous adventures of an early 80s club soul lothario', as the soul man hurls his big vocals over a smooth and buoyant post disco groove. There's a touch of Love Unlimited Orchestra in there, but Lew's emotion adds a raw touch which veers away from the polish of the Barry White vehicle. On the flip is Lew's straight up jack of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive", a pure shameless anthemic dancefloor disco smasher that's certain to demolish dancefloors all over the globe with that catchy guitar line and Lew's massive vocals. 


                                                                                                        Klangwart

                                                                                                        Monserrate

                                                                                                          In 2014 Cologne/Perpignan duo Klangwart travelled to Bogota for a recording session with prolific Colombian group Meridian Brothers. "Monserrate" is the first track from those sessions to be released. For 20 years now electronic duo Klangwart occupy self-confidently their very own niche between Avantgarde and Pop. Markus Detmer and Timo Reuber, the two 'elder statesmen' of neo-Krautrock, are regarded as the most authentic heirs to the psychedelic sound gurus of the '70s.

                                                                                                          Lark / Andrew Weatherall

                                                                                                          Can I Colour Your Hair

                                                                                                            Care in the Community recordings release a 7" single of Lark’s Can I Colour In Your Hair featuring a flip side dub version by renowned DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall, adding to past re-workings of Lark songs by artists such as Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside, Erol Alkan and producer Brendan Lynch (Primal Scream).

                                                                                                            The label released Lark’s first two albums; the “sharp and clever” (Quietus) debut ,Shop, and the purely solo effort of song writer and front man Karl Bielik, I Don’t Got, which Uncut noted “...throws up myriad references - Daniel Johnston, Tom Waits’ junkyard jazz, early Human League - but the wonky, unsettling world it creates is completely Bielik’s own.” (4/5).

                                                                                                            Can I Colour In Your Hair dates from the period that formed Lark’s debut and was always intended for its own vinyl cut. While the Andrew Weatherall version that followed, a while later, featured in his BBC6 music 6 mix and gained traction in his club sets, the physical record has proved elusive until now.

                                                                                                            Can I colour In Your Hair is coinciding with the release Larks next album, The Last Woman,on Standard Lamp Records. 


                                                                                                            Adam Leonard

                                                                                                            Entkommen - Pt. I & II

                                                                                                              The second of March’s trio of killer Polytechnic Youth 45s is a mighty extended piece of slow building Berlin school-esque electronica extended over 2 sides of a 33rpm disk, recorded by Adam Leonard; initially from a batch of 18 tracks recorded at varying times over the last six years.

                                                                                                              ‘Entkommen’ is his first release for the label here, and both artist and label rather liked the idea of one extended track across two sides of a 45, whereby the listener must flip the disc at a half way point to continue the piece. It struck us as increasingly unusual and works a treat here…

                                                                                                              Adam has amassed a number of acclaimed releases in varying styles, and across a number of esteemed labels over the years. Last year’s full band release (Invaderband) being shortlisted for a Northern Ireland music prize 2017 and was 6Music recommended. Not to mention previous releases in collaboration with The Owl Service and P.G Six.

                                                                                                              His electronic home recordings are all well worth investigating and Polytechnic Youth proudly releases the first fruits of those sessions right here. A numbered, limited edition vinyl only 7” hand numbered to 250 copies.

                                                                                                              Liars / Tropical FXXX Storm

                                                                                                              LAMC 18

                                                                                                                The eighteenth edition in Famous Class’ LAMC split series featuring an unreleased A-side track from one of the label’s favorite band’s, backed with a B-side track from a lesser-known artist handpicked by the A-side group. The series gets its name from the epic Less Artists More Condos concerts that the late ARIEL PANERO threw in New York, showcasing amazing bands in some strange and unique venues. Ariel’s driving force was a desire to get the bands he believed in the recognition he felt they deserved. This series simply tries to honor that idea. Features LIARS "Total 3 Part Saga" backed with TROPICAL FUCK STORM’S "The Happiest Guy Around."

                                                                                                                Grace Lightman

                                                                                                                Fangs

                                                                                                                  Grace Lightman started out fronting London psychedelic band The Hypnotic Eye before embarking on her solo career in 2015 following a chance meeting with producer and collaborator Patrick James Pearson. 

                                                                                                                  Lowroad

                                                                                                                  Black Swan / Denial

                                                                                                                    Limited indies only 7"

                                                                                                                    This limited 7" from Lowroad comes through UK dance music legend Andrew Weatherall's label Moine Dubh. The releases will focus on "emerging folk and pop acts".

                                                                                                                    'Black Swan' merges a spoken word reading with some stunning folk acoustic guitar work reminiscent of Davey Graham. 'Denial' takes another tack with strings, picked guitar, stark drums and beautiful layered vocals that bring to mind Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man's work on the seminal 'Lost In Season' album.

                                                                                                                    The Llamps

                                                                                                                    Mon Tour / Perfidia

                                                                                                                      Cougouyou Music is proud to present the first ever vinyl release by Perpignan's The Llamps.

                                                                                                                      Two beautiful slices of Catalan country pop by this fine group around (ex-) members of The Liminanas, The Bellas and T Time Fantasy.

                                                                                                                      Limited to 300 copies worldwide.

                                                                                                                      New single on Manchester's Sways Records following the fabulous MONEY 7" which sold out immediately. This is again limited to the last 150 copies and comes on blue vinyl.

                                                                                                                      The Louche FC take shoegaze by the scruff of the neck and let rip: reverb heavy soundscapes, architectural drum patterns, and Kyoko Swan's dreamy vocals rising to the surface

                                                                                                                      “Live performances from Manchester band The Louche can be a beguiling, sometimes disorientating, experience. A guitar three-piece who cite the influence of such music terrorists as Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields, theirs is a noise-rock assault which proudly turns up the amplifiers and threatens audiences with full-on sensory overload.
                                                                                                                      Keenly melodic, their intricate spectral pop absorbs krautrock, post-punk, Sixties pop and shoegaze, while luscious harmonies provide a bright counterpoint to this dense wall of sound." - Manchester Evening News.


                                                                                                                      Maggie8 / Ceiling Demons

                                                                                                                      Split 7"

                                                                                                                        Described by Clash as 'fast becoming an imprint to watch’ Leeds label Come Play With Me’s latest single featuring tracks by Maggie8 and Ceiling Demons looks set to continue the precedent it has set of highlighting the awesome diversity of great music coming out of the area following the likes of Cinerama (The Wedding Present), Harkin (Sleater Kinney, Sky Larkin), Fizzy Blood, OFFICERS, ZoZo & Esper Scout.

                                                                                                                        Ceiling Demons are an alternative hip hop group from Yorkshire, they explain their goal simply as ‘Seeking to capture the rawness of human emotion in rhythms and rhymes.’ Currently one album and an EP deep into their career, the band have earned praise from legendary Hip Hop group ‘Arrested Development’, BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, Scroobius Pip and BBC Introducing as well as shows supporting the likes of Astronautalis, Sleaford Mods & De La Soul. Comprised of identical twin brothers Psy Ceiling and Dan Demon, the always masked Ceiling Demons are dark, experimental and raw, this is perfectly summed up in their contribution to CPWM, ‘Lost The Way’

                                                                                                                        Discussing the song, the band explain: “There are a few themes in Lost the Way, nature is one. We live in the Yorkshire Dales so naturally the landscape influences our music. Feelings of loneliness and directionless sometimes come from it, other times it's a kind of respect for the vastness and beauty of those rolling hills. As ever, though, it's a song to be interpreted however you like. It's one of our more positive songs; a little bit of light against the darkness that usually permeates our music, but it's nice to have a track that calls for a bit of solidarity and progression.”

                                                                                                                        Joining Ceiling Demons on the 7” split is Leeds’ Maggie8, comprised of Nivedita Pisharoty, Mark Wright, Peter Mottram & Matt Flint, Maggie8 play a unique brand of Indie-pop mixed with Hindi Raags and elements of Bollywood music and samples. ‘Connected’ rose from the ashes of a previous Maggie8 Lineup as explained by the band:

                                                                                                                        “The song featured on this 7 inch was written after the break up of another Maggie8 lineup. It can be a sad time but also it's a natural part of being in a band. You make connections that last forever but not always in the same vicinity. It's the burning of the heather to promote fresh shoots.

                                                                                                                        The slim-line line up was looping a riff when Niv suddenly appeared at the bottom of the stairs singing the very vocal line you hear today on this record. The song is a break up piece but it's not without hope and love when "deconstruction of the existing" creates a fresh chapter.”

                                                                                                                        Marching Church

                                                                                                                        Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                                          Formerly the solo project of Iceage frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Marching Church has since blossomed into a full band, found a home on Brooklyn’s Sacred Bones record label, and cultivated a following all its own.

                                                                                                                          The sounds are darkly romantic and rife with an angst that can be traced back the post-punk caterwaul of Bauhaus and The Birthday Party. These songs, with heavy-breathed conflict and desperation fully intact, will be the first live document of Marching Church’s full-audience command of attention.

                                                                                                                          MarthaGunn

                                                                                                                          Heaven

                                                                                                                            Brighton in 2016: a town brimming with fuzzy, scuzzy rock bands, the long-haired boys in bands drawing on nineties noises to inspire their output. In stark contrast to this come MarthaGunn, a band named after the Brighton folk heroine known as the “priestess of the bath”, whose sound is centred around the voice of frontwoman Abi Woodman but fleshed out by a band of close friends who draw more from the seventies songwriting craft of Fleetwood Mac or the Eagles. Classic, but never retro, MarthaGunn deliver their debut single Heaven which articulates these sensibilities in a modern voice, augmented by the production of Ian Grimble (Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Mumford and Sons, Peggy Sue). Heaven will be released via Jazz Life, the artist-run label established by Blood Red Shoes, available on limited-edition single-sided 7”, and download.

                                                                                                                            Released 40 years ago in 1977 ''Rhythm Of Life '' by James Mason was possibly one of the greatest vocal Jazz fusion releases of all time . New vinyl imprint Dynamite releases a quality limited edition double pack release showcasing the highlights from that album plus some additional rare versions of the tracks. The version of 'Sweet Power Your Embrace'' is taken from the incredibly rare 7 inch promo only issue. On the flipside is a different version of the club floor dancer ''Free'' which features a heavy bongo workout . The 45 second slab on this package features two tracks featuring the vocals from Clarice Taylor on ' I've Got My Eyes On You'' and the superb 'Slick City' which were both never commercially released as a 45 before.

                                                                                                                            Brother and sister Eric and Arrontette MCclinton had been recording for many years. Around 1976 they did a 45 release together on Honey records called "where you are" under the their Christian names, although Eric was spelled Eryke! The single didn't have much success but both brother and sister still went on to be amazing backing singers working for legendary producers Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey. Whilst they were under the watchful eye of the production team they recorded some material again and a duo for theo/coff in a bid to get them another record deal and show their capabilities. These songs never got releases. Eric became and prolific song writer and also joined the group High Fashion. We are super pleased to finally release the shelved songs from 1978. This in one of two releases by the duo.

                                                                                                                            Jay W. McGee

                                                                                                                            Perfection

                                                                                                                            "Good Feeling", released in the summer of 2015, marked the return of Jay W. McGee from Michigan/USA, one of the most distinctive voices of the boogie era during the Eighties. Recorded by Hamburg/Germany producer team and boogie crew The Unbelievable Two. "Good Feeling" was an authentic and soulful translation of Jay W. McGee's vocal and songwriter style into the new millennium.

                                                                                                                            McGee and The Unbelievable Two's Mzuzu became friends and stayed in touch, making more fresh music. The result is a double A-side, "Perfection" and "Love In Motion". While "Perfection is an irresistible, uptempo boogie tune designed for the disco dance floor, the ballad "Love in Motion" is one of the stand-out cuts from the recent session of this multi-generation, cross-continental boogie crew.



                                                                                                                            Melt Yourself Down

                                                                                                                            Another Weapon

                                                                                                                              Melt Yourself Down are Kushal Gaya (vocals), Ruth Goller (bass), Shabaka Hutchings (saxophone), Satin Singh (percussion), Tom Skinner (drums) and Pete Wareham (saxophone). They released their second studio album, Last Evenings On Earth, in April of this year to much praise, with The Guardian describing the record as ‘an almighty eruption of creativity.’ Formed by saxophonist Wareham, they number in their ranks some of the finest musicians of their generation, with members having played with Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear, Sons Of Kemet, The Comet Is Coming, Hello Skinny, Zun Zun Egui and Mulatu Astatke. Evangelical peddlers of DNA-rearranging post-punk exotica, Melt Yourself Down are an unholy communion of North African influences and shamanic vocals. Their 2013 self-titled debut album was widely acclaimed, an album of the year in Time Out and Rough Trade, receiving significant support from BBC 6Music which led to an appearance on Later... Talking about the recording of their Speedy Wunderground single, Melt Yourself Down said: ‘Another Weapon was one of the first songs we wrote after the release of the first album, and we’ve been playing it live since then. After Dan Carey and Kate Tempest saw us at Glastonbury, we started chatting about doing a Speedy Wunderground track. We finally got into Dan's studio and had loads of fun making this. Dan has a wonderful array of magic effects which he used liberally. Kush said it was the most comfortable he's ever felt in the studio (largely thanks to a battered old PA system he was singing through) and you can really hear that on this performance. We were excited to hear Dan's dub mix which shows us in a very different light!’

                                                                                                                              Mr Dan Feat. Guilty Simpson

                                                                                                                              Firewater

                                                                                                                              While on tour with Kate Tempest in the US mid 2015, Dan Carey (Speedy Wunderground head-honcho) and Kate caught Run The Jewels on a couple of occasions as well as playing a show with them. Of those experiences Dan recounts, "I loved it. And it started to rub off on me. I became obsessed with wanting to make these more aggressive beats". During that time when visiting a music shop in Austin, Carey purchased a 'swynx', a new type of MIDI sequencer. On returning back from tour he holed himself up in his studio, constantly making beats in this new type of rhythm and experimenting with new sounds. These dabblings soon formed the basis of "Firewater". The beat had arrived - but there was no vocal. Dan immediately thought of Guilty Simpson, the legendary Detroit-based rapper and J Dilla collaborator, who he had a been a huge fan of for a while. "There was no way I thought I'd get a reply" explains Dan, "but I got someone from my management to pass it on to the label". That label, being the critically acclaimed and seminal cult imprint Stones Throw Records, based in LA. To his huge surprise, Guilty sent a message back few hours later - saying he loved the beat but had recently completed sessions for his own album, to which Dan responded with the suggestion of putting it out on his own label. Guilty agreed - and recorded his part over the beat while he was on tour.


                                                                                                                              My Bubba

                                                                                                                              Gone / You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

                                                                                                                                “Gone” b/w “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” is the first new release from My Bubba following last year’s acclaimed Big Bad Good. The Scandinavian folk duo – Icelander Guðbjörg Tómasdóttir (a.k.a. Bubba) and Sweden’s My Larsdotter – formed in 2013 and have since concocted a soulful, unadorned sound all their own utilizing little more than the basic elements of warm harmonies, acoustic guitar, and the Norwegian lap harp known as a cittra. Big Bad Good, My Bubba’s latest full-length release, was produced in Brooklyn by Shahzad Ismaily (Will Oldham, Jolie Holland), with its songs written and recorded almost immediately as they were written.

                                                                                                                                While their prior work was recorded almost entirely as a duo, “Gone” sees My Bubba joined in Third Man Studios by a backing combo comprised of bassist Jack Lawrence, keyboardist Dean Fertita, and legendary Nashville drummer Whip Triplet.

                                                                                                                                “Gone” is the A-side and the fi rst of their songs written on a century-old lap harp, which was procured from an old boyfriend’s attic. After breaking up, My Bubba wrote this song about the old lover on the lap harp.

                                                                                                                                On the B-Side, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” serves as one of the first songs the duo ever sang together in Copenhagen. They still play it most evenings together on the road.
                                                                                                                                Tracks recorded with producer Jack White III at Third Man Studios

                                                                                                                                • First Blue Series Release of 2017.

                                                                                                                                Mystery Artist

                                                                                                                                Mystery

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                                                                                                                                  Limited to 500 copies.

                                                                                                                                  The Mystery Lights

                                                                                                                                  Thick Skin / In The Darkness

                                                                                                                                    It is our distinct pleasure to announce the latest platter from Brooklyn's own Mystery Lights.

                                                                                                                                    The a-side, Thick Skin, finds the boys moving away from a traditional '60s garage feel towards an angular, late '70s no-wave sound – but with a driving beat and verbal assault that brings groups like MC5 to mind.

                                                                                                                                    Coupled with scratchy/noisy bits that tip the cap to the more experimental side of The Velvet Underground, The Mystery Lights masterfully blend blues y riffs, dorky farfisa, and tough rhythms to create a sound that's wholy their own.And the lyrics? Simple: Don't be a cry baby.

                                                                                                                                    On the flip is In the Darkness which shows the more introspective, soulful side of The Mystery Lights.

                                                                                                                                    With guest vocals by Coley Gold, Mike laments about finding comfort in the darker side ofl ife, while Coley reasures our protagonist that there is light in all things dark. But hey, sometimes it feels good .


                                                                                                                                    After sharing a split 7" and splitting the Melody As Truth release schedule between them, kindred spirits Jonny Nash and Suzanne Kraft conjure up their first collaborative long player for the former's faultless imprint. Unwinding over the course of eight meditative compositions, "Passive Aggressive" finds the intercontinental duo exploring space, time and beauty through tonal purity and velvetine texture. Nash's considered, calming piano recalls the calmer moments of the Jarrett catelogue, while Kraft's FM synthesis and cleansing drones could have graced any IC classic. Dexterous double bass provides hints of cool jazz and 80s avant garde on "Refractory Cafe" and "Hanging Glass Structure", while the electronics take the lead on the cinematic "See Yourself Out Of The Way". Carrying the weight of expectation with shrugged shoulders and yogic chill, "Passive Aggressive" signs off with two minutes forty five seconds of pure beauty, "Time Being". 

                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    Patrick says: The first collaborative release from Messers Nash & Kraft finally makes its way into the Piccadilly shelves and it's ever bit as good as I hoped. Delicate, dreamy piano, swelling, soothing synthesis and organic notes of double bass and guitar combine into the perfect slow listening experience.

                                                                                                                                    Willie Nelson / Uncle Tupelo

                                                                                                                                    SXS - Truck Drivin’ Man (Live)

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                                                                                                                                      The New Faith

                                                                                                                                      Fritter Away/Communicate

                                                                                                                                        Hailing from Brighton, TNF is fronted by singer and songwriter Will Charlton, whose sublimely controlled baritone croon sits a-top a wall of guitar and the orchestral arrangements of a band whose sound flits between tender and grandeur. Based around family, love and personal battles, youth and adulthood, and co-written with guitarist Sam Baldwin, the record’s fourteen reflective songs narrate Charlton’s different relationships as he relocated between towns and territories 

                                                                                                                                        The music is about being young and naive, "all those things you’re warned about in your youth that you inevitably become,” says Charlton, trying to come to an understanding of how things always seem to turn out the same.” The new single 'Fritter Away’ "is written as a letter to my nephew to warn him what happens as you get older; the transition between youth and adulthood and the emotions he is still too young to "understand,” 

                                                                                                                                        'Fritter Away’ is mixed and produced by Dave Izumi, who’s flair and flavour comes from his beautifully crafted Echo Zoo Studios in Eastbourne. “It's full of reel to reel tape machines, old synths, steinway pianos, a rhino’s head, a mousse’s head and Tony Visconti’s old mixer..."

                                                                                                                                        The New Faith have created a peerless union of relatable lyrics, traditional songwriting and audacious arrangements; a stunning song-book filled with variety and colour.

                                                                                                                                        New Street Adventure

                                                                                                                                        One And The Same: Acoustic EP

                                                                                                                                          The EP features acoustic versions of tracks taken from New Street Adventure’s recent second album ‘Stubborn Sons’.

                                                                                                                                          The EP coincides with the band’s coheadline UK ‐tour with The Milk.

                                                                                                                                          The title track ‘One And The Same’ couldn’t be more timely; an impassioned counterblast against ‐intolerance, a call to arms for current times.

                                                                                                                                          Nobody

                                                                                                                                          I Saw You / Heaven's Love

                                                                                                                                          Mind blowing Minneapolis boogie, there is so much to this story but let's start with their original 1982 press release:

                                                                                                                                          "Hot group, NOBODY, definitely going somewhere!

                                                                                                                                          During the 1960s the American popular music scene was overtaken and dominated throughout most of the decade by a creative surge emanating from Detroit. "The Sound Of Young America" was Motown. As Motown declined another inspired voice took up the slack. Under the direction of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Philadelphia International, aka "The Sound Of Philadelphia" (TSOP), became the new voice under the early and mid-70s.

                                                                                                                                          As is becoming quite apparent, the 1980s belong to the Twin Cities. Most people thought it would stop with Prince. It hasn't. A new band called Nobody is making sure that it doesn't. And although the group has been wrapped in mystery ever since they started just four months ago, their recently released demo tape (which will shortly be pressed on vinyl) is a monster that has music insiders buzzing with enthusiasm, "Right now nobody knows who we are. Once we become established, however, we will be casting a highly creative shadow that will be profound, and that other people will have to live up to," says the group.

                                                                                                                                          The band has seven members: two vocalists-one male and two keyboard players, one guitar, bass and drums. All but one of the members are from the Minneapolis / St. Paul area, providing how fertile our sometimes mild little town can be. They've all had a diverse amount of experience-from jazz to funk - but their music doesn't fit any particular category. Some of Nobody's members even started out in the church, which gave their music a genuinely soulful feeling that can't be denied.

                                                                                                                                          Nobody was primarily put together by the female lead vocalist; a lady who's sung with manyTwin City jazz and gospel greats. But beyond anything else the band is a team. A team with a mission. A mission to bring quality music to the community. Many of you will soon get to judge the sounds of their debut songs for yourself. KMOJFM is getting ready to add the single "I Saw You" to its playlist, and WLOL's music director said he "loved it." Along with the airplay will be an appearance on Scott Thompson's "Showcase" on KWTN

                                                                                                                                          Meanwhile the group's manager, Jordanna Gold is keeping busy on both coasts attempting to hook up a deal with one of the major labels for this dynamic, multi-talented group that many people say will be busting out by grammy time."


                                                                                                                                          Object Collection

                                                                                                                                          Prisons For Profit

                                                                                                                                            Prisons For Profit is the neighbour release of the full-length It's All True [SLP040], a bite-sized preview of New York ensemble Object Collection's opera-in-suspension based on the live archives of iconic underground band Fugazi. Grounded upon the Live Archive series of the Washington DC outfit, composer Travis Just and writer/director Kara Feely's work uses only the incidental music, text and sounds, none of Fugazi's actual songs, to build a disorienting wall of voices, instruments and raw polemic.

                                                                                                                                            Collected here are two tracks exclusive to this EP: “Prisons For Profit” and “Male Lame-Asses”, alongside the LP cut "What's The Problem".

                                                                                                                                            Limited edition cherry red 7” vinyl with artwork featuring Henrik Beck's beautiful photography of the original stage production, and a 2-sided printed insert. Mastered and cut by by Josh Bonati.

                                                                                                                                            Object Collection was founded in 2004 by writer/director Kara Feely and composer/musician Travis Just. Based in Brooklyn, the group operates within the intersecting practices of performance, experimental music and theater. They are concerned with simultaneity, complexity, and radicality, combining dense layers of text, notation, objects and processes. They work to give audiences unconventional viewing experiences through our merging of theatricality and pedestrian activity. Their works upset habitual notions of time, pace, progression and virtuosity. They value accumulation above cohesion.

                                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                            Ltd 7" Info: Cherry red vinyl.

                                                                                                                                            Edgar Oliver

                                                                                                                                            In The Park / Hunger And Light

                                                                                                                                            The latest in TMR's Green Series of spoken word/instructional records comes from critically-acclaimed, syrup-voiced actor, playwright and noir poet Edgar Oliver. On his Third Man single he delivers the chilling poem "In the Park" with palpable suspense. The B-side "Hunger and Light" is recorded in Triple Reverse Cryptophonica TM and will (hopefully) have you spending hours trying to figure out exactly what he's saying. Edgar Oliver's "In The Park" b/w "Hunger and Light" will be released on vinyl and iTunes on November 22nd. Edgar Oliver is also a Science Channel "Oddities" regular.


                                                                                                                                            The Oscillation

                                                                                                                                            Evil In The Tree

                                                                                                                                              WRONG WAY RECORDS are over the moon to announce the release of a LTD 7” Single by the mind-blowing O S I L L A T I O N called E V I L I N T H E T R E E.

                                                                                                                                              Written, recorded and mixed by Demian Castellanos and mastered by Carim Clasmann, this incredible track was penned during the writing of the last year’s album Monographic.

                                                                                                                                              From the outset of “Evil in the Tree” you’re taken on a mesmerising journey, rushing through a blurry, reverb-ed and menacing tripped-out landscape. The song builds into a trance-like chorus, steering you evocatively through the audio chaos, slightly mystical, definitely mysterious. A head nodding bass-line and tight drumming, by Valentina Magaletti, underpins the unhinged vocals within a psychotic web of guitars, keys and effects. The track could easily be at home with the deranged and snarling 60s psyche of the Nuggets’ compilations but also resonates with modern contemporary acts like Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall.

                                                                                                                                              “In the void again, the years become a day... for all eternity”

                                                                                                                                              “There’s always gonna be another reason to break free”. Maybe we’ve just found it!

                                                                                                                                              “Paranormal Non-Activity” on the flip side acts as the perfect antidote to side A. It takes you on a dark, but calm adventure. Like something from Pete Kember’s vaults, it takes elements of Evil in the Tree and turns them into a haunting, echoing, ambient trip.

                                                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                              Ltd 7" Info: Limited Edition of 300 on Transparent Sky Blue vinyl.

                                                                                                                                              Paid Reach

                                                                                                                                              Fair Trade Dark / Colddrinksnreverse

                                                                                                                                              The first release on Paid Reach - in collaboration with Ominira, edited and produced by Kassem Mosse. 

                                                                                                                                              'Fair Trade Dark' is pure minimal wave / industrial inspired electro-tech, with an insistent, elastic, siren-like analogue twang repeating over grimy synewaves, syncopated tones and machine noise. 'Colddrinksnreverse' is a minimal rhythm track... But running backwards... Not only that, but the track plays backwards as well, from the centre label to the outside edge, just to fox you...

                                                                                                                                              Palehound

                                                                                                                                              YMCA Pool

                                                                                                                                                The fourth release in the Saddle Creek Document series, where they aim to highlight artists and music scenes from around the world that they’ve fallen in love with, but aren’t necessarily already part of the Saddle Creek family, is the YMCA Pool 7-inch from Boston’s Palehound.

                                                                                                                                                Led by fierce vocalist and prolific creative force Ellen Kempner, Palehound formed in 2014 and has since taken their plainspoken, techniqueheavy indie rock from the basements of Boston to festivals around the world.

                                                                                                                                                Kempner described the origin of the tracks found on YMCA Pool in saying, "I've had these songs laying around forever and could never really find a place for them on a record. After we toured with Bully, Alicia Bognanno offered to record some stuff for me at her house in Nashville, which seemed like a great opportunity. We spent two days hiding from the heat in her house recording... and also at Dave and Buster's. I love Alicia she is truly the best."

                                                                                                                                                The Paperhead

                                                                                                                                                Africa

                                                                                                                                                  The record includes the obvious, future-classic "Africa" from their highly mesmerizing Africa Avenue (TiM) and an as-yet-unreleased track "Little Kid Blues" showcasing the band at their heaviest and most dynamic-shout out to that Farfisa swagger and them excellent drums. A fantastic listen through and through and a perfect compliment to the LP. 

                                                                                                                                                  Parquet Courts

                                                                                                                                                  Mardi Gras Beads

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                                                                                                                                                    Limited 7” / Brand new song from the forthcoming album in May / Exclusive indies only B side

                                                                                                                                                    Peluché

                                                                                                                                                    The Guy With The Gammy Eye

                                                                                                                                                      Renowned for its studio-to-pressing-plant fleetness, three-piece Peluché have achieved something of a feat by becoming arguably the ‘quickest’ ever Speedy Wunderground release.

                                                                                                                                                      In less than a week the label had received the track, caught the band’s eccentric live show, recorded the single at Dan Carey’s south-London HQ (all recording done in a day according to the time-honoured Speedy Wunderground ‘regulations’) and despatched the results to the pressing plant.

                                                                                                                                                      Coming after their well-received recent single ‘Sin’, Peluché showcase reverb-laden, Felt inspired guitars to open ‘The Guy With The Gammy Eye’ – before a frenetic twisting and uprooting of their natural melody up heaves the track in all manner of mesmeric directions.

                                                                                                                                                      Speaking on the Speedy Wunderground collaboration, Peluché offer:

                                                                                                                                                      “Dan is a producer we've wanted to work with for ages - we all love his style of production. We were really excited when he came down to see us play and invited us to record at his studio. 
The song was recorded live, and on tape, which meant we didn't have many chances to get it right! Dan really captured the energy of the song and played an unusual instrument called the Swarmatron, which is featured on all the Speedy Wunderground sessions and sounds like a swarm of musical bees flying over the track.”

                                                                                                                                                      Carl Perkins

                                                                                                                                                      Blue Suede Shoes / Honey Don't!

                                                                                                                                                        Carl Perkins was born into a sharecropper family in fertile northwestern Tennessee, separated from neighboring states Missouri and Kentucky by curvy bends of the Mississippi River. Even in his early days scouting talent, Sun Records founder Sam Phillips had it right when he met Perkins and declared with reverence “this is one of the world’s greatest plow-hands." Carl Perkins was a proud country kid.

                                                                                                                                                        With Sun Records, Perkins released eight singles and one studio album, but his recording legacy is often undeservedly simplified to this singular, million-selling 7" record. Originally released in February 1956, "Blue Suede Shoes" b/w '"Honey, Don’t" is a rock and roll standard and critically praised as one of the first massive blockbusters of its kind. It walks down the road forged by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Ike Turner, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley to fuse elements of blues, country, pop and gospel in a completely new direction.

                                                                                                                                                        Though Elvis Presley’s cover would cement the song’s status as a standard, Carl Perkins owes a good deal to Elvis for his name recognition and success as an artist. With Elvis’s cover of “Blue Suede Shoes” recorded and ready to release at the same time as Perkins’ original version, Presley requested that his major label distribution hold back his cover single until the original single sold one million copies, purely out of loyalty and consideration for his friend Perkins.

                                                                                                                                                        Pill

                                                                                                                                                        Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                                                                          Hot on the heels of a groovy and unglued no-wave full-length on well-lauded Mexican Summer, Pill rolled into the illustrious Blue Room in Nashville, TN to play a show and use a couple recorded tracks for a live 7". In fact, sax player Ben Jaffe was celebrating his birthday that night, and, fueled by Third Man hospitality and tequila, he played some of the most out there horn the band had seen in their time together. These recordings fully capture that energy.

                                                                                                                                                          The A-side “Afraid of the Mirror" you’ve gotta hear to believe. While the eponymous mantra drills into your head, the equally churning upfront bass line is sewn into an expert-level percussive fracas. Not for beginners. “T.V. Wedding” is an downhill, apocalyptic kraut jam driven forward by pulsating saxophone improvisation taking lead all over the track.

                                                                                                                                                          No musician embodies more the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past thirty years than Courtney Pine. His debut album, Journey To The Urge Within in 1987, was the first serious jazz album ever to make the British Top 40, notching up sales to qualify for a silver disc.

                                                                                                                                                          Both tracks of this single are taken from Courtneys' forthcoming album Black Notes From The Deep - the 19th of his stellar career. The exciting and fresh interpretation of Herbie Hancocks' Butterfly demonstrates straight away that this is a dream team combination. With Alec Dankworth laying down the bass, Rod Youngs' drumming underpinning the groove, the song also gives the outstanding keyboards of Robert Mitchell space to stretch out - Omars fantastic vocal performance rides sweetly on top of the dreamy backing vocals of Charleen Hamilton - and of course Courtneys' flowing, imaginative and creative solo perfects this modern version of a much loved classic.

                                                                                                                                                          Rules is a brand new, collaborative composition by Courtney & Omar - the punchy drums and bass line patterns hints simultaneously at classic jazz and funkier club-centric sounds. Courtney cooks on tenor saxophone and also the organ - whilst Omar marinades the super catchy melody with that unmistakable voice.

                                                                                                                                                          As an introduction to the forthcoming album Black Notes From The Deep this single points the way to what 2 British legends, both exemplary in their own right - can come up with when joining forces.

                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                          Millie says: Groove sensation Courtney Pine and Omar together (a match made in heaven) present this stunning piece of contemporary jazz, with all the best funky beats. Eagerly awaiting the forthcoming album, keep your eyes peeled!

                                                                                                                                                          Power

                                                                                                                                                          Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                                                                            Power is the import from the punk-rich city of Melbourne, Australia, where some
                                                                                                                                                            of our favorite music has been birthed this decade, with a strong emphasis
                                                                                                                                                            on punk, garage rock, and unique amalgamations of “alternative music”. For
                                                                                                                                                            the uneducated and uninitiated, Power’s music most notably employs volume
                                                                                                                                                            and velocity, taking strong cues from seismic Aussie proto-punk from the ‘70s.
                                                                                                                                                            Both sides of the Serpent City/Road Dog single begin exactly how you’d want
                                                                                                                                                            - a squeal of amp feedback fading into bangover riffage. A more anthemic
                                                                                                                                                            shitstorm does not exist.

                                                                                                                                                            Johnny Powers

                                                                                                                                                            With Your Love, With Your Kiss / Be Mine All Mine

                                                                                                                                                              Almost all of Sun Records’ early rock and roll artists hailed from the South. The one exception in these formative years was Detroit native John Pavlik, better known as Johnny Powers. Releasing his first songs with the fantastic Detroit label Fortune Records, Powers was determined to be signed to Sun Records after wearing out his copies of Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley singles.

                                                                                                                                                              His sole release on Sun titled “With Your Love, With Your Kiss” b/w “Be Mine, All Mine” is a highly collectible piece in the Sun catalog. The A-side is powerful and intense, with popping snare, blaring saxophone in the bridge and an impassioned Powers wailing all over the track. The B-side is more of a boogie rocker with an absolutely unforgettable falsetto vocal melody in each post-chorus.

                                                                                                                                                              After Fortune and Sun, Powers went on to release records with Motown Records, certainly the only artist to record for all three wildly diverse labels. This nugget of early rock history is not to be missed.

                                                                                                                                                              Purling Hiss

                                                                                                                                                              Something EP

                                                                                                                                                                Mike Polizze, recording as Purling Hiss, has a fuzz-glazed output full of poppy pearls. On the Something EP, Polizze returns to the original Purling Hiss approach, a vibe harking back to Lounge Lizards and Public Service Announcement. He has collected here four self-recorded tracks made at his home in Philadelphia on which he tackles all instrumentation, giving you a brief peek inside the power pop process. Three tracks along with a bonus cut on the download.

                                                                                                                                                                Q'65

                                                                                                                                                                Kjoe Blues

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

                                                                                                                                                                  Kjoe Blues is a four track single with “Nederbeat” style songs all recorded in MONO by Q’65 in 1967. Q’65 was formed in The Hague in 1965 and is often considered one of the more prominent bands associated with the Nederbeat sound that took place in the 60s. To promote one of their singles the band travelled to London. Unfortunately they were denied a work permit and returned (according to their bio but highly-doubted) to The Netherlands in a rubber lifeboat, taking 12 hours to cross the Channel! This collectable four track 7” is newly remastered for MONO playback and is available for Record Store Day in a limited run of 750 copies on yellow vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                  Erin Rae & Joshua Hedley

                                                                                                                                                                  Luck Mansion Sessions

                                                                                                                                                                    In September 2016, during the Americana high holiday in Nashville, Third Man Records partnered with Luck Reunion (with a little help from YETI Coolers, Lagunitas, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka) to bring together artists of the folk persuasion. For five days, artists set up in the parlor room of the pop-up "Luck Mansion" in East Nashville to perform, record, and in some cases, pen two songs for Third Man Records engineers to record immediately, after just a few hours of preparation, press onto 7”s, and ultimately bring to the masses. Documenting spontaneous creative collaborations before they are put through any sort of industry machine line was the goal.

                                                                                                                                                                    Hedley and Erin Rae’s performance included Hank Williams Jr.s’ “Old Habits” and a thoroughly haunting rendition of Guy Clark’s “My Favorite Picture of You.” Hedley and Rae, both top respected voices in the Nashville local country scene, have never been more in their elements: trad country crooning, tight harmonies, and the most lonesome set of songs Third Man recording equipment has ever captured. Hedley, a mainstay on Nashville’s most respected lower broadway honky tonk Robert’s has recently been signed to Third Man Records. 

                                                                                                                                                                    Ranch Ghost

                                                                                                                                                                    Sugar And Milk / Soot

                                                                                                                                                                      The fourth release in our Blue Room Sessions (recorded live direct-to-acetate but not as a public event) features two killer cuts from garage-psych scholars Ranch Ghost. Recorded during The Today Show’s piece about the contemporary vinyl scene, these songs turned out so catchy that we just had to press them to vinyl and get them out into record shops. The first track, Sugar and Milk, is a rolling, idyllic trip-dream traveling into what a future could be. The second, Soot is CCR-infused backwoods rocker that is as perfect for day-drinking on the porch as it is for keeping the beat on the street.

                                                                                                                                                                      Limited to 500 these are Athens Of The North, head honcho Yogi's two favourite tracks from the previously unreleased Raw Soul Express LP that we got in about a month ago. If you like your soul music (there are people who DON'T like soul music?!) on the smoochy side then this, my smoochy, soul loving, friend is the record for you. Both sides of this seven are perfect for getting close to your dancing partner of choice and whispering sweet nothings in their ear while, at the same time, showing off your impressive dancing skills and , if that's not how you like to spend your weekend evenings? Shame on you... 

                                                                                                                                                                      The Rebel

                                                                                                                                                                      Riding In The Sun / Why Must I Pay

                                                                                                                                                                        Known best as the frontman of Scottish arty punks the Country Teasers, Ben Wallers has been expanding his smart and avant-garde deconstruction of punk music as The Rebel. With these songs, there is distinct focus on the state of being on the outside looking in. This is not music burdened by the hustle and bustle; rather, it’s measured and critical and feels rooted outside city pressure. The songs are characterized musically by drum machine and synth stabs with loose-handed guitar, that is to say desolate and questioning. On the b-side, “Why Must I Pay” carries a biting critique; all macrostructures, not just punk or music, come into a disassembling, blinding spotlight - healthcare, monetary systems, humankind’s “gains.” Leave preconceived notions at the door and take notes.

                                                                                                                                                                        Rocket 455

                                                                                                                                                                        Ain't Right Girl / That's All You Get

                                                                                                                                                                          Rocket 455 is a Flamin’ Groovies-loving garage rock band formed in Detroit in 1992 after the breakup of local scene essentials The Nervo Beats. Although this was Rocket 455’s third single, it was the first that featured the new, longest and current line up, including founding member Marco Delicato back in the fold as well as Steve “Disco” Nawara from the Electric Six. This 7” was released on Devil’s Night in 1997 and is notable as the first record ever produced and released by Italy Records.

                                                                                                                                                                          In every collection there's some space left for a classic, no matter if you've already had it for years or it's just released in a different format. True? With #11 of the Soopastole edits series comes the 1986 Run-DMC classic "Peter Piper" in 4 different mixes. The "Raw Remix" cuts the track back a little for extra Nautilus action then snaps your neck with the B-boy breaks of the "Beatapella". Over on the flip the "Breaks Mix" serves up Run and DMC's unique bars over a full fat funk beat while a scratch friendly acappella brings the curtain down.

                                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                          Patrick says: For their 11th edition Soopastole bring us four twists on an all time classic, Run DMC’s schoolyard smash “Peter Piper”. Aint’ no school like the old school folks.

                                                                                                                                                                          The Satintones

                                                                                                                                                                          Going To The Hop / Motor City

                                                                                                                                                                            In 1959, a former amateur boxer started a record label out of his home in Detroit, Michigan. Employing the colors yellow and black and releasing any genre that could become a hit, Tamla Records and Berry Gordy laid the foundation for what would become a global empire. We are proud to announce an ongoing partnership with Universal Music to bring Tamla’s classic early Motown records back to vinyl. Tamla’s stripes label era (1959-61) produced million-sellers, debut releases from soon-to-be global icons, quasi-doowop anthems, and proto-surf experiments, all just looking for the next big thing. To say that they were successful would be an understatement. These are cornerstones of American popular music and they were all housed on this label that was headquartered at an unassuming home on Detroit’s West Grand Boulevard, which would soon become known to the world as Hitsville USA.

                                                                                                                                                                            Scottibrains

                                                                                                                                                                            Sustained Threat

                                                                                                                                                                              Scottibrains are the enigmatic elusive four-piece who formed through a love of late night / early morning jams at band founder, producer and Speedy Wunderground head honcho Dan Carey’s studios in Streatham, London.

                                                                                                                                                                              Made up of record producer Carey (Kate Tempest, Bat For Lashes, MIA), Oli Bayston (AKA Boxed In), drummer Liam Hutton (Boxed In, Kate Tempest, Little Cub) and Oli’s wife Beth Buxton – they previously put out the 4th single on Carey’s Speedy Wunderground label, the motorik psych-kraut wig-out ‘Keep Your Eyes Open Boy’ back in August 2013.

                                                                                                                                                                              Taking their name from a shared love of San Franciscan psych outfit Bunny Brains and Dan’s pet cat Scotti and having come across a vintage flying V guitar in a local Cash Convertors branch one morning – Carey uses it to full effect – layering and repeating riffs over Buxton’s deranged half spoken / half shouting frenetic mantras, with Hutton’s and Bayston’s pummelling rhythm section holding things together on a thread that feels like it could snap at any second.

                                                                                                                                                                              All of this is more than evident in the bands new release for the labels 23rd single ‘Sustained Threat’ a full-on assault of the senses based on a Shepard tone sound – a tone that ‘creates the audio illusion of a tone that continually ascends in pitch yet which ultimately seems to get no higher or lower.’ The title itself comes from a BBFC regulation Bayston saw at the start of a film warning that there would be ‘Sustained Threat’ in the film.

                                                                                                                                                                              In their fast becoming-rule of breaking their own rules, following their first ever double A side (Warmduscher/Meatraffle) and first ever 10” (Flamingods) this is the first ever track not to be mixed by Carey Senior. Orla Carey, the 13-year old daughter of the producer was behind the controls at her father’s desk having previously worked the knobs for Rough Trade’s Goat Girl (‘Scream) and Moshi Moshi’s Girl Ray (‘The Way’). The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

                                                                                                                                                                              Scotti Brains

                                                                                                                                                                              Keep Your Eyes Open Boy

                                                                                                                                                                              Scotti Brains is label chief and producer Dan Carey, best friend and fellow producer / recording artist Oli Bayston & Beth Buxton.

                                                                                                                                                                              Taking their name from a shared love of San Franciscan psych band Bunny Brains and Dan’s cat Scotti (who coincidentally is prone to close his eyes and ‘dance’ upon hearing Bunny Brains), Scotti Brains was initially a project born out of early morning recording sessions following parties at Dan’s South London studio. Tradition dictated that the insane / furious / psych / punk / noise results featured Beth screaming over the tracks - major labels seemed unimpressed so a Speedy Wunderground release beckoned.

                                                                                                                                                                              Having a full day rather than a few snatched hours to record, Scott Brains’ debut single for Speedy Wunderground is slightly more accessible than their previous late-night-output. A perfect summer-song, in the great Speedy Wunderground tradition ‘Keep Your Eyes Open Boy’ again features the Swarmatron but this time a lunch-break was allowed – the boss’ prerogative.

                                                                                                                                                                              Recording Beth’s ‘vocal’ over the phone due to ‘relationship-problems’ (Oli & Beth are partners who split up during the recording of the single but now happily back together), the track also features an ominous and anonymous ‘keep your eyes open boy’ vocal snatch taken from a tape Dan had bought along with a vintage 1950’s tape recorder in the Oxfam shop on Streatham High Road. The tapes featured recordings of the owner and his friends ‘chatting’ and at one point a woman repeating ‘keep your eyes open boy’, a phrase that was to provide the title for the single.

                                                                                                                                                                              ‘Keep Your Eyes Open Boy’ is a summer warning to all who think it’s all OK (it might not be).

                                                                                                                                                                              The label has previously released singles by Steve Mason & Emiliana Torrini, The Archie Bronson Outfit and Toy & Natasha Khan.

                                                                                                                                                                              The See See

                                                                                                                                                                              The Rain & The Snow / Snowdrop

                                                                                                                                                                              "In the zillions of things that come across our desks here at Sundazed, occasionally there is a band that really makes our hearts pump. It is in this spirit that we can’t WAIT to tell you about The See See! Coming together in London from points across the globe, Richard Olson, Pete Greenwood, Kevin Peyok, Paulie Cobra, Phil Anderson and Sam Ferman formed The See See to pursue a personal musical vision. Young men with old souls, or at least old record collections, The See See blend the best of the past and present in a timeless psychedelic pop swirl. Recognizing them as fellow travelers, both The Raconteurs and The Brian Jonestown Massacre chose The See See to support their European tours. An incredibly prolific ensemble, they have released a series of sold-out singles and two LPs full of melodies that make you drift and bliss.

                                                                                                                                                                              As a champion of quality music, Sundazed is proud to present their debut U.S. single, “The Rain & The Snow” b/w “Snowdrops,” on beautiful 7” vinyl. A Sundazed anthology LP is coming soon, combining their finest UK releases with new tracks, but grab this single NOW and hear hear The See See!"

                                                                                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                              Ltd 7" Info: US import 7".

                                                                                                                                                                              Semi Precious

                                                                                                                                                                              When We Talk EP

                                                                                                                                                                                Semi Precious is the production moniker of South East London based musician Guy Baron whose self-titled debut release appeared last September and was well received by the likes of The Guardian ("a six track EP of subtly dislocating beauty"), DIY ("gloomy intimacy in the midst of a big experimentation binge") and The Line of Best Fit ("unique mixture of techniques and stunning vocals that create mesmerising, unforgettable pop").

                                                                                                                                                                                The 'When We Talk EP' takes Semi Precious’ reverb laden minimalist vocal and production style to an even more ethereal place of solitude. A self confessed architect of ‘bedroom pop’, Semi Precious explores ideas of false intimacy and longing through this short collection of brief explorations in celestial pop.

                                                                                                                                                                                Shaggy

                                                                                                                                                                                Oh Carolina

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

                                                                                                                                                                                  This limited edition green vinyl reissue celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Shaggy’s first Number One hit (UK/IRE), “Oh Carolina”. This includes the original B-Side, "Oh Carolina" (Raas Bumba Claat Version).

                                                                                                                                                                                  Joel Silbersher

                                                                                                                                                                                  No Teeth

                                                                                                                                                                                    A long time in the making, this “solo” offering from Melbourne underground /outsider rock legend or indeed mainstream collaborator and sideman, Joel Silbersher cranks up the hiss and crackle with three absolute classics, an original and two cover versions…all displaying Joel’s idiosyncratic take on the blues, or folk.. or indeed soul music. For it is that which burst forth on this essential 45.. almost a Beefheartian guttural (from the gutter, and indeed the gut…) growling from Silbersher makes these songs his, and ultimately..yours....

                                                                                                                                                                                    Featuring assorted members of the Drones (Liddiard / Noga) on various instrumentation, the a-side – “No Teeth” is a Silbersher original, it sparks and spits with huge wit and snarl..making a mess / meal out of the blues..a true visceral outburst! … on the b-side, there’s two covers… a take on Bill Withers’ “ I Don’t Want You On My Mind” which emboldens the smooth soul with a vitriolic preaching of good, common sense… and then The Holy Modal Rounders’…”Half a Mind”…an urgent and exuberant take to put it mildly!! Theres 500 of these being made, don’t be a dope and miss out!

                                                                                                                                                                                    Brief Bio from Joel Silbersher:
                                                                                                                                                                                    'Rock n Roll Turtle' Joel Silbersher ( Hoss/God/Headland/Dark Horses/Tendrils/Greasy Lens main man)…presumably done nothing for ages, presumed useless...Swelling slowly back to tumescence with half constructed slugblues hit of the century soon to be covered by the ghost of the Winter brothers.... Ancient turtle wisdoms shared now for betters or worst. Couple Drones present and past playing with Abbadon, I mean abandon. Bill Withers tune which preaches good sense...Exuberant approximation of Rounders song.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Skaters

                                                                                                                                                                                    Deadbolt

                                                                                                                                                                                    After the release of their debut single ‘I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How)’ and sets at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, New York City’s Skaters release new single ‘Deadbolt’.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Sleep D

                                                                                                                                                                                    Space Pillow / Confusion

                                                                                                                                                                                    From the depths of the Jackal's den, or if you like, Melbourne Australia; Butter Sessions' label boss Sleep D emerges with two new deep techno cuts - on super secretive, screen printed 7" no less! Sequenced, manufactured & hand-printed in the suburbs of Melbourne, this locally made 7 inch features tracks "Space Pillow" and "Confusion". The former, wonderfully titled, is a deep analogous trip into rippling mind music. I can't help think this would be ace music to drop acid too - there's so much going on in the recesses of the mix that you're head would just go into overdrive! Really, really strong track from one of the new pioneers of the scene. "Confusion" graces the flip, another heady track for lysergic lovers, you can almost hear the electricity crackling through the circuits on the this one! Storming stuff and although you'll be cursing him when you're trying to mix a seven at 4am in a dimly-lit nightclub, Sleep D's delivered an artistically strong package here.... if you're into that sorta thing.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Soft Cell

                                                                                                                                                                                    Northern Lights / Guilty (Cos I Say You Are)

                                                                                                                                                                                      Soft Cell have released their first new song in 15 years, Northern Lights!
                                                                                                                                                                                      The catchy synthpop track – described by the band’s singer, Marc Almond, as “a celebration of our roots in northern soul” – comes as the duo get ready for a farewell concert at the O2 Arena, London, on 30 September.

                                                                                                                                                                                      'Paying tribute to the Northern Soul scene which had such a pivotal influence on British electronica’s most influential and fascinating band, ‘Northern Lights’ is the brand-new single from Soft Cell – their first since 2002. Available as a limited edition 7" single with their second new release 'Guilty (Cos I Say You Are).

                                                                                                                                                                                      Shortly after getting together in 2012, the Italian band released their first self-titled 10" EP and almost immediately sold-out, followed by their mind-blowing London live debut at The Shacklewell Arms. Since then, they have taken part in the Reverb Conspiracy compilation (curated by Fuzz Club and Austin Psych Fest) twice and toured intensively around Europe. They have been remixed by Sonic Boom aka Peter Kember, shared stage with Damo Suzuki and collaborated with iconic Icelandic artist Jón Sæmundur aka Nonni Dead of Dead Skeletons, who did the cover art for the EP and joined them on stage at Eindhoven Psych Lab 2014. The repress is remastered and comes on 12" vinyl. “like you're embarking on an epic descent into some collective psychic and spiritual underworld, from which you may never emerge" The Quietus.

                                                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                      Barry says: Droning psychedelic bliss. Full-force distorted guitars and cavernous drums fuse together to form a weighty cacophonic meltdown. The addition of shakers and brass sections on the flipside give way to hellish distorted vocals, almost Iggy-Pop-esque in their enunciation. Chaotic and heavy, but with an unmistakable groove. A head-nodder for sure.

                                                                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                      Coloured LP Info: Coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                      The Zion Disc / Dub Store Records reissue attack continues with another two tracker from Sons Of Negus. Ras Michael (Michael George Henry) recorded under a number of names, and with an ever changing set of musicians. In the mid-60s he formed the Sons Of Negus, a Rastafarian group of drummers and singers as well as founding his own Zion Disc label which continued into the 70s. It's from this period that these tracks are from, although it's proved quite hard to pin point the exact date! "Run Agressors Run" keeps an upbeat, lighthearted tone through the dark socio-political lyrics contained within. "Ethiopian National Anthem" is equally optimistic, obviously paying tribute to the motherland as Ras Michael delivers a heartfelt and dynamic vocal part. Excellent!

                                                                                                                                                                                      Soopasoul dishing up a massive serving of Funky Jazz pie here, submersed in upbeat soul funk this seven-inch is golden. ‘If It Ain’t Funky Back It Up’ is a catchy choppy funk ballad with the deepest grooves going, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill funk fodder. Stretched over both sides of part one and two this track needs its own pedestal. Greeted with a huge reception from DJ’s all across the country, this one is a hit!

                                                                                                                                                                                      Spellling

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hard To Please

                                                                                                                                                                                        Hard to Please is the debut Sacred Bones 7" release by Bay Area artist Chystia Cabral, aka SPELLLING. She released her first full length Pantheon of Me in September 2017, and it was self-written, performed, and produced in her apartment in Berkeley, California. She began experimenting with music production in 2015 in effort to carry on the creative legacy of a lost loved one. Drawing heavily from messages in her dreams, her sound spirals through clarity and obscurity searching through landscapes of psychic space. The result is a divine soul music, soft in its restraint but heavy with passion. SPELLLING’s powerful vocal range dances over compositions that vary from rhythmic and ethereal to crunchy and hypnotic, while all remaining singularly cohesive to her distinct and enveloping sound. Pantheon of Me was Bandcamp’s #4 record of the year in 2017 and they raved of that sound: “Cabral has it, from her careful sense of composition to her charismatic presence to her ability to communicate with her music straight through to the listener’s heart.”

                                                                                                                                                                                        Her newest tracks “Hard to Please” and “My Other Voice” (a cover of Sparks’ 1979 symphonic disco track) pair together to reflect on bittersweet passions of an obsessive romance. “Hard to Please” swells through the excitement and pain of yearning to please an unsatisfiable lover, with “eyes of winter” but a promising “heart of spring.” The track presents as dance music but journeys through a swirling climax to something more spiritual. “My Other Voice” channels a more sinister state of romantic high, commanding obedience from this aloof lover, “you’re so independent but that’s going to change real soon, with my other voice I can destroy this room.” The sinister tone is juxtaposed with the elated music, that grooves celestially along, entrancing the listener and destroying the proverbial room with the power of SPELLLING’s voice, which elevates this cover beyond an homage and to a unique vision entirely its own.


                                                                                                                                                                                        Spray Paint

                                                                                                                                                                                        Cussin'

                                                                                                                                                                                          The Third Man team have been fanatics of Spray Paint’s sound for a minute. Their sound hits the sweet spot between the atonal movement of no-wave and nihilistic post-punk, like Mark E. Smith covering MARS. This chronicle of their live set in the Blue Room is excellent evidence. The fi rst track, “Cussin’”, originally released as an A-side in 2014, is even more tense and volatile in this live recording, held together by the loose glue of its hypnotic rhythm section. In light of the noxious political present, these live songs feel very urgent and necessary.

                                                                                                                                                                                          St Francis Hotel

                                                                                                                                                                                          Stay As You Are / You'd Gotta Be Alive

                                                                                                                                                                                            New limited 7" single from the enigmatic production duo St Francis Hotel.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Their recent track 'Modello' debuted by The Line Of Best Fit, who described it as "a classic pop track that hints at raw talent".

                                                                                                                                                                                            A Super rare disco / modern Banger to end Athens Of The North's prolific and exceptional year. Star Quake formed in Columbus, Georgia and as is always the case it seems, released this one, brilliant 7 inch and then got on with their lives as, who knows? Doctors, Lawyers, Burger flippers?
                                                                                                                                                                                            'Don't you know I love you' is a new kid on the block on the Northern scene with O.G copies easily going for over $1000 and with good reason. It's a disco floater over some brilliant bass, that no home should be without this festive season. It'll certainly be on my soundtrack and will go especially well with an Old Fashioned, I think...





                                                                                                                                                                                            Strange

                                                                                                                                                                                            Madness

                                                                                                                                                                                              In their long and storied career, Rochester, N.Y. residents Christopher Spraggins & The Strange Band released a total of one record. But what a record it is. "Madness" is a masterpiece of spaced out and druggy disco which takes a hint of Rick James and heads further through the looking glass with a tripped out sound that's truly unique. Syncopated percussion shuffles along under stardust keys and raspy vocals while the jazzy keys and blaring brass pierce holes in the sky. Over on the flip, "If You're So In Love" goes down the ballad route, veering into Delfonics' territory but retaining that slightly off kilter space sound. The band was introduced to the world in 1978 by Cleveland Unlimited Records who still exist to this day, unfortunately as these things go, the record failed to gain sales needed to justify further releases despite there being more recordings. Some of said recording are on the way, don't sleep as per.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Christopher Spraggins & The Strange Band of Rochester, N.Y released a grand total of one record. Introduced to the world by Cleveland Unlimited Records who still exist to this day, that one record failed to sell, well, anything at all really, so Strange disappeared as quickly as they arrived, until now that is.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Our friends in (athens of) the north have cherry picked the best tracks off that long forgotten album and reissued them on every funk lovers favourite format, the glorious 7 inch.

                                                                                                                                                                                              So, get down people, to the spaced out, trippy, disco funk of Strange and make a bunch of old dudes in Rochester NY that little bit happier and that little bit wealthier.



                                                                                                                                                                                              Suicide

                                                                                                                                                                                              Cheree

                                                                                                                                                                                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Classic NYC duo composed of Alan Vega and Martin Rev. Their first single, originally released in UK in 1978, features a remix of the band’s very first song (“Cheree”) and the brilliant non-album track “I Remember.” This first-time vinyl reissue and first-time domestic release comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition red vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                David says: Until Suicide's debut album was released none of their predecessors had used keyboards in such an aggressive 'punk' way. They pretty much single handedly invented Industrial and have had a massive influence on everyone from Aphex Twin to Depeche Mode.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Sun Seeker

                                                                                                                                                                                                Georgia Dust

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Third Man Records is delighted to introduce you to the purebred, blue-ribbon, chamber-pop wunderkinds known heretofore and henceforth as Sun Seeker. Native to Nashville and no strangers to musical basements, bars, and busy backyards, Alex Benick, Austin Edwards, Asher Horton and Ben Parks have whipped up one HELL of a debut single and another fresh addition to our catalog and theirs. Produced by the inimitable Buddy Hughen (Tristen) and mastered by Nashville’s best set of ears John Baldwin, the single itself stems not only from recent a studio session across town, but is also the culmination of years of practice and continuous performance since their freshman year of high school.



                                                                                                                                                                                                  Table Scraps

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sick Of Me

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Table Scraps hail from Birmingham, UK and create black-hearted garage punk which fully embraces the good, the bad and the ugly of rock’n’roll’s twisted lineage and various mutations. The band’s entire output is produced by themselves in-house and their no-compromise approach, having spawned a string of well-received 7” singles and an LP, extends to perfecting their chaotic and reverb-drenched live shows. The trio have more than held their own alongside Fat White Family, IDLES and Yak , as well as being hand-picked to open for The Stranglers, Buzzcocks and The Gories . Joe Talbot, frontman of IDLES was so impressed by the band that he recently span latest single - My Obsession - whilst sitting in for Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music Recommends show. “The hype is justified by their visceral and frenetic live shows” NME “Dark and brilliant” DIY “It’s rare to encounter a debut that ignites with such a potent park” The Line of Best Fit “A snarling sensation crawling their way out of the suburbs” Upset

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Telegram

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Taffy Come Home

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Recorded in London with Rory Atwell, Taffy Come Home’ is taken from their debut album and is a pacey guitar track which is kind of 70’s rock with a hint of glam (which could be put down to their love of Roxy Music). It comes backed with ‘It’s Not Very Easy’ which will only available on this 7” and as a bonus track on special editions of the album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      This Is The Kit

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kate Stables has been recording and releasing music as This Is The Kit since 2005. In May of 2018, Kate and her band took some time off from their busy tour schedule supporting The National and treated us to a very intimate and special performance. Stables' uniquely-textured voice possesses a tone that quietly reels you in, and -- following the tradition of exquisitely strange troubadours like Karen Dalton, Will Oldham, or Robert Wyatt -- is simply arresting. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        To Kill A King

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spiritual Dark Age

                                                                                                                                                                                                          To Kill A King have today released their new single ‘Spiritual Dark Age’ and announced a headline tour for January 2018. Described by singer Ralph Pelleymounter as "a bit of comfort for the long dark night of the soul," ‘Spiritual Dark Age’ is To Kill A King at their irrepressible best. Marrying memorable, thought-provoking lyrics with dynamic production and outrageously catchy hooks, ‘Spiritual Dark Age’ grabs from the off and never lets up. ‘Spiritual Dark Age’ and recent single ‘‘The Good Old Days’ will feature on the To Kill A King’s third album due early 2018.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tokolosh

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shapeshifter / Bloodlines

                                                                                                                                                                                                          The new band from Liam Frost and members of The Whip and The Earlies. What’s in a name? Quite a lot in fact, at least for the creative sparks behind new nightmare-pop raconteurs TOKOLOSH.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Made up of the mercurial Liam Frost and members of fellow darlings of the northern alternative scene The Whip and The Earlies, the band plumbed South African mythology for a name befitting their mischievous, mysterious clash of sounds. “I thought it was a beautiful but powerful and rhythmic-sounding name that matched perfectly with the aggressive drums and Liam's darkly sexual lyrics.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          In South African culture, the Tokoloshe is this mischievous character capable of truly awful things,” explains guitarist Christian Madden. But fantastical creatures aside, there’s a human side to their music too. “All of these songs focus on a slightly different side of adult relationships. The desperate and slightly obsessive aspect maybe, but also how people can change inside of a relationship – for better or worse.” Marrying bruising electronics and keyboard melodies with choral vocals and soul inflections, the Manchester group only recently formed but their stories have entwined since childhood. “Nicky (guitar) is my brother, while Nathan (Sudders, bassist) used to come to our house after school when his Mum was working, probably from the age of five or so.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          We started our first band Sam's Partycles in our early teens but we hadn't learned to play our instruments yet so the project didn't exactly get off the ground,” laughs Christian. Their new double a-side single displays their maddening talent in bright, vibrant colours: 'Bloodlines' is a menacing electronic odyssey, like a heavyweight Postal Service sparring with Yeasayer, with picked acoustic guitar and plaintive piano chords weaving their way around thundering percussion and swirling synth sounds, while ‘Shapeshifter’ spotlights the band's slinkier side, splicing lyrics about dragon hearts in amidst handclaps and seductive rhythms. “A lot of effort has been put into making the record, and I'd like to think that we'll be able to get it out to as many sets of ears as we possibly can,” says Liam Frost. “I'd say that's ambitious enough, right?”

                                                                                                                                                                                                          TOKOLOSH are: Liam Frost, Nathan Sudders, Christian Madden, Nicky Madden and Richard Young.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Torn Hawk

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Men With No Memory

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Torn Hawk re-emerges on this ace limited edition double 7" edition. Intimate, darkwave bedroom ballads, plate-reverbed electronic punk and high degrees of rhythmic noise characterize this inimitable New Yorker, making him somewhat of a favourite here at Piccadilly. Across five tracks we get a further glimpse into what makes this freak tick, as he gracefully constructs a collage of abrasive and visceral textures underpinned with a dark, psilocybin-tainted sludge that makes you feel like you're in that scene out of Fear And Loathing when the carpet's melting and Hunter's struggling to keep a grip. Torn Hawk ably demonstrates the fractal and sonic fluctuations that occur during a peak psychedelic experience like few can, but rather than revel in the flowery, faux-hippy nature of the trip, he takes it to the darkest and most tumultuous parts of the journey; what a legend! Comes with fold out, full colour insert. TIP! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trembling Bells

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Who Call The Law? / Made For The May

                                                                                                                                                                                                              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trembling Bells we joined by Stevie "Reverb" Jackson (Belle and Sebastian) on this brand new recording exclusive for Record Store Day. It was recorded by "The Sovereign Self" engineer Luigi Pasquini.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              "Who Call The Law?" is an amorous crime caper written by maverick English songsmith, Dan Haywood. It examines the antagonisms that ensue when a relationship disintegrates and the big questions that we are left to face

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trick Mist / Video Blue

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Crumbs Abound / Disco Nap

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trick Mist and Video Blue are the solo projects of Gavin Murray & Jim O' Donoghue Martin respectively. Having spent a decade making music together, here they've decided to each fly their own solo flag, offering up two separate singles that, unusually. neither had any input into each other's completion. Video Blue's "Disco Nap" breezes in on some fun-loving arp twinkles before Jim's buttery, delicate and slightly melancholic vocal swoops in alongside lo-fi drum machine beats and beautifully picked guitar lines. The track's embellished with some lovely strings, overdriven chords and topped off with a damn fine arrangement to boot; capturing a late night, driving home through the rain kinda vibe that is both warm, captivating yet painfully introspective and impossible not to stir a wealth of emotions through its dynamic course. Really strong stuff. With a high bar set, Trick Mist gets on board the B-side, it's radiant guitar lines complimenting Gavin's deep, syrupy baritone perfectly. Expertly constructed; fragile woodwind notes, rich atmospheres and a truck load of emotion is fully unloaded onto the track as it grows in intensity throughout. Breathtakingly powerful whilst remaining oh-so-simple - the true magic of song writing that few can pull off with such aplomb. Highly recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Uptown Syndicate

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hot Oklahoma Nights

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Uptown Syndicate Band formed in Norman,Oklahoma in May 1971. In the nine years they spent playing together, the band had fifty members. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Born out of the fraternity and sorority parties at Oklahoma University,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              locally they were held in high regard and were seen as both rivals and contemporaries of nearby Tulsa legends, The Gap Band.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              However, unlike The Gap Band, USB only managed to record two solitary singles, reissued here for the first time. On first listen it sounds like all 50 members are in the recording studio at the same time, USB sound BIG, it wouldn't surprise me to here reports of unusual seismic activity in Oaklahoma when these dudes were playing, they're like a funk earthquake, with a horn section that could blow your mind and a drummer so funky James Brown probably named the song after him, awesome.


                                                                                                                                                                                                              Urochromes

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Night Bully

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Catchy hard-hitting drum machine punk featuring members of The Sediment Club and GLOSS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                B side features a remix of the title track by Boy Harsher, plus a digital-only bonus track.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                “As much acid induced hardcore as it is scuzzy lo-fi thrash” - Post Trash (Best New Music)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                “Loaded with pummeling rhythms and frontman Jackieboy’s thunderously resonant vocals.” - Impose

                                                                                                                                                                                                                “76 seconds of rabid, loud, fast guitar music” - Pitchfork

                                                                                                                                                                                                                “An anxiety-ridden psychedelic punk nightmare. It’s fucked, but it rips” - CLRVYNT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Matt Valentine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Before It’s Gone

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Next up on The Great Pop Supplement is the ace new 45 from Matt Valentine- temporarily dropping the MV+EE tag for a solo 45 where he’s joined by the likes of J Mascis, Woods’ Jeremy Earl, Magik Markers’ Pete Nolan and the always great Mick Flower.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “Before It’s Gone” began in earnest back when the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud of 2010 prevented Mick returning to the UK after a stint as part of Matt’s THE GOLDEN ROAD backing band. An intense period of jamming produced the embryo to the track here from which MV then recruited first Pete Nolan (featuring his previously unheralded backing vox savvy) then on visits to Vermont, Jeremy and J to fill it out and slow cook those edges. (The full story is expertly told by MV on the record’s insert…)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beautiful, killer, stoned out soft psych released in perfect time for tail end of summer as a ltd one time pressing of 500 only. Cool sleeve as ever from the GPS and on tasty white wax….

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ltd 7" Info: White vinyl pressing of 500 copies only.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jean Claude Vannier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches Alternate Takes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Amazing master tape discovery of an original 1973 misplaced Jean Claude Vannier single including alternate arrangements / instrumentation from the first days of the ‘L’Enfant Assassin Des Mouches’ sessions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Late in 2015, exactly ten years since Finders Keepers Records first liberated Jean Claude Vannier’s 1973 French Holy Grail concept LP ‘L’Enfant Assassin Des Mouches’, the label was handed a very unexpected anniversary gift in the form of a small clutch of lost Vannier studio master tapes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Having worked closely with Jean Claude to leave no stone unturned both label and artist were shocked and delighted to be given what turned out to be further insights in to the musical ideas and ambitions of the 29-year-old composer during those mythical studio sessions which occurred a few months after the release of his seminal work on ‘Histoire De Melody Nelson’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The original ‘L’Enfant Assassin Des Mouches’ LP has been the source of inspiration and awe for artists of all disciplines, critics and connoisseurs alike while retaining a firm fixture in many a tome and top ten, accounting for indispensable moments in avant-garde pop and experimental rock music and (with FKs repressing schedule as testimony) continues to gain momentum. The fact that these masters were dubbed to a separate master tape as a proposed aborted major label single indicates that they were the first (and most exciting) tracks to emerge from the flamboyant visionary sessions which eventually trickled out on small independent French label stimulating record collector nirvana in the process.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Including new unheard instrumentation, alternative arrangements and mix board levels, this special limited release comes packaged in authentic 1970’s promo bag artwork and marks the first in a series of new vintage Vannier projects extracted from a new vault of genuinely, previously “lost” materials.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Limited to 1000 copies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Video

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Immortals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Crawling from the musical wasteland that is Texas, their intentions are simple: they want to own the world. While the band features members of Bad Sports, Wiccans, Radioactivity, and the Wax Museums (just to name a few), VIDEO stands on its own as one of the most powerful and visceral bands active today. Combining equal parts snotty punk, hard rock, and melodic dissonance, VIDEO are pioneers of their own subgenre, Hate Wave. Going well beyond the confines of paint by numbers punk, and generic, flaccid garage rock, VIDEO forges a new cult like movement. So pay attention, consumers, and don't miss out on the best thing going today. Heres the precursor to the Album! 



                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vincent Vocoder Voice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      500,000 Hymnals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Too Pure Singles are proud to announce their August release - Vincent Vocoder Voice: foolosopher, dilettante, drunk. “500,000 Hymnals” is a meditation on obstacles to meaning, the clawing to delineate a pursuit of some desperately needed – yet indefinable – action of salvation; the floundering of indecision, twisting for an escape between slamming doors. God speaks us into being, sets us adrift in history … and disappears. “Heidegger's Gruel” is an illustration of such torsion through the embittered eye of a free, wise failure: wisdom becoming a Möbius strip leading one back to idiocy, unable to live, to do the simplest things; emancipation from superstition resulting in a longing for some unnamable greater myth that we find ourselves too wise / stupid to believe in; liberation as vacuum, void … the realisation that we'll never truly escape how the world moulded us, and that finding sanity in an insane world is enough to drive one mad.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Viva L'American Death Ray Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Live At Third Man Records

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Viva L’American Death Ray Music began in 1999 as “American Death Ray,” the brainchild of Memphis garage scene stalwart Nicholas Ray. Since then, the project has twisted, turned and head-tripped nominally, to its current moniker, and sonically, from Velvets-infl uenced jams into an amalgam of truly exploratory punk, no wave, electronic and psychedelic rock music.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This live 7” will be their first music since their 2013 single, a 7” split released by Memphis big wigs Goner Records. The tracks featured are “The Painter” and “Falling”, both previously unreleased! A highlight is during the A-side, whose repetitive mantra “I am the painter, not the paint”, channels a damaged, American Mark E. Smith, defi nitely for fans of his work. The B-sde showcases what could be an outtake from Alex Chilton’s addled masterpiece “Like Flies on Sherbet”, a barroom song if there ever was one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Katie Von Schleicher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Glad To Be Here

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Glad To Be Here" / "Party Dawn" is the first material the Brooklyn-based songwriter has shared since her critically acclaimed debut album, Shitty Hits, last year. Katie said the following about the tracks: "On a break from touring this winter I went alone to Maryland, where I am originally from, and made these two songs, taking the gear I’ve very happily accrued since making my album Shitty Hits. I built a fire, I set up my gold drum kit, I saw a ton of stars and felt smushed by silence, and it was lonely, so I made these songs. “Glad to Be Here" is where I find myself right now. “Party Dawn” is tied to Maryland, to my friend and our adolescence. Both are a bridge toward the subject matter of my next record. Back in New York, my collaborator Adam Brisbin (Sam Evian, Jolie Holland, Buck Meek) contributed guitar and bass, and Julian Fader (Ava Luna, Frankie Cosmos, Nadine, Palehound) mixed it."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ash Walker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Truffles / Promotion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ash Walker returns with two singles off his Deep Heads released, critically acclaimed album "Echo Chamber". A-side cut, "Promotion" takes cues from Flying Lotus and Spacek with its squelchy B-line and jazz aligned beats. A lush guitar lick introduces a brighter element to the murky beats, as fx and pads sweep in on the track giving it a very captivating, cinematic feel. "Truffles" on the flip places another succulent breakbeat at the fore, with added guitar and bass licks. Overall, a livlier feeling track than "Promotion" but just as deep and introspective. Perfectly at home in the bedroom as it is the backroom. Moody, autumnal warmth with plenty of funk! Support from Don Letts, Gilles Peterson, Gideon Coe, Tom Ravenscroft (all BBC 6Music), Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45's), Lefto & Zeb Samuels.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Junia Walker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Summertime / Easy Living Dub

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Junia Walker rolls into town right in time for carnival with this heavy rolling reggae flip on Gershwyn's sultry special "Summertime". Bubbling bass and cascading drums hold the riddim down, while the crooning soulful vocals cut through the spritely guitar and shimmering space echo lifting our lighters aloft. Skip to the flip for a heavy duty dub version dripping in spectral fx, subby bass and tight percussion - big in the dance this one!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paul Weller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saturns Pattern

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Weller returns with the first taster from his new album of the same name. Mod-ish r'n'b but spiked with effects that add some psychedelic soul.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The 7” is backed with a brand new, non-album track called ‘Sun Goes’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Whenyoung

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pretty Pure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The fourth release on Yala! Records. Whenyoung from Limerick release their second single and it's another sugar coated golden pop nugget that sparkles with a slick production and a song that demands repeated plays. Pretty Pure sits between the powerhouse sound of The Pixies and the indie jangle of Sleeper. On the flip The Collector starts all skeletal and delicate before things pick up and it moves in the same circle as some of Big moon's more delicate moments. It shows a different side to Whenyoung's canon. Both sides are worth the admission price alone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Whirlwind Heat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Glaxefusion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grand Rapids’ finest Whirlwind Heat is notable as Italy Records’ first foray into anything that could possibly be considered art-rock. Listening to their jams, you’d quickly get the feeling DEVO and Brainiac were spinning heavily on their turntables. On each track, the rhythm section is quick and jagged and vocals are hardly even human, interspersed with synth bursts. This single, Italy’s 12th release, was also recorded with Jack White in 2001 and began a partnership that lasts to this day, with WWH drummer Brad Holland working as Third Man’s in house video director and lead singer David Swanson accompanying Jack White on tour as his official photographer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Matthew E White & Natalie Prass

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cool Out

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ‘Cool Out’ stems from a spontaneous collaboration with fellow Richmond producer and Stones Throw recording artist DJ Harrison and features long-time friend and collaborator Natalie Prass on vocals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AA side ‘Maybe In The Night’ was recorded with White’s full live band in Dublin and mixed by esteemed producer Dan Carey in London.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This song is an RSD exclusive and has never been heard before prior to this release.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Limited to 600 copies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    William Elliot Whitmore & Esme Patterson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Play Each Other's Songs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      William Elliott Whitmore & Esme Patterson are both critically acclaimed and beloved by their fans for their distinct voices and style of songcraft. Whitmore's hauntingly sparse rural twang and earthy, weatherbeaten vocals and Patterson's dreamy 60's soul-pop flecked indie sound might seem like a strange pairing at first, but these two seemingly very different songwriters have come together on this limited edition 7" to do exactly what the title says... play each other's songs. Two artists paying mutual respect to one another, showcasing each other's unique songwriting prowess in their own thoroughly well-developed and road-tested style for a short musical detour. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ltd 7" Info: Limited edition 7".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wild Daughter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Get Gone

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stuart Mckenzie and James Jeanette came together over a mutual love of music and to create the sound they love.This became Wild Daughter. Purveyors of their own brand of 'garage kink'. Get Gone is their first single. A slab of doom laden unrequited love. Released on their own Sig'il Record Label produced by Steve Mackey of Pulp. Welcome to the cityscape that is Side B - Drive is slower, darker, haunting, cinematic taking you on a journey of despair through the highs and lows of Wild Daughter's world, destination unknown. The cover artwork designed in collaboration with Turner prize nominee (2015) artist James Richards and graphics by Ross Teperek at Another Kind of Kick is breathtaking - snap up your copies quick as the single is a limited hand numbered edition of 300. Get Gone !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wilder Maker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New Streets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Welcome to our new series, Document, where we aim to highlight artists and music scenes from around the world that we’ve fallen in love with, but aren’t necessarily already part of the Saddle Creek family. Our second release in the series is the New Streets 7-inch from Brooklyn’s Wilder Maker. Urban pastorals unfold in the music of Gabriel Birnbaum, the multi-instrumentalist, singer and writer behind the songs of Brooklyn’s Wilder Maker. Wilder Maker’s songs keenly observe landscapes of desire and abandon,_lled with colorful characters and street revelations, in a musical setting as boldly diverse as their NYC home base.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Youth Of America

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Navigator / Night Of The Comet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Next single up on the Great Pop Supplement, following super quick sell outs already this year of previous releases from the likes of The Hanging Stars and Dean & Britta, is the debut 45 from Youth of America.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Youth Of America is the new songwriting project of Simon Shaw from Trembling Bells. Featuring all of the Bells, plus singers Lucy Sweet (Lucky Luke) and Sophie Sexon (Big Hogg). It was born out of his love of US West Coast power pop (The Go-Gos, Bangles, Redd Kross etc), and an ongoing obsession with US counterculture films from the same period.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Navigator has been described as "Big Star with gurls" while the flip side Night Of The Comet is a tribute to the 80s zombie cult classic of the same title.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A killer 45 limited to a pressing of 400 with (proudly) no links whatsoever to Record Store Day. Destined to sell out real quick. Get on it!


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