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Fields Of The Nephilim

The Nephilim - 35th Anniversary Edition

    Beggars Arkive are happy to announce a vinyl reissue of the second Fields Of The Nephilim album The Nephilim, released 35 years ago by Situation Two/Beggars Banquet in 1988, and not pressed on vinyl since then. The album is pressed on golden brown vinyl and is expanded to a double LP. The album contains their epic, legendary track “Moonchild” plus three bonus tracks.

    Formed in 1984, Fields of the Nephilim is the creation of vocalist and front man Carl McCoy. Highly influential, especially in the world of goth, but also within the metal and electronic genres, their legacy endures to this day. You can hear their influence on bands like Swans, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Explosions In The Sky, Wolves in The Throne Room, Behemoth and more.

    The Nephilim was recorded in a former courthouse in the Somerset countryside where defendants who were sentenced to death were hung. “Moonchild” is the band’s best known song due to it reaching #28 in the UK single charts, and LouderSound called it a classic and said that it “perfectly encapsulates this era of the band and it has some nifty guitar work, great bass lines from Tony Pettitt, Nod’s stellar drumming and McCoy’s distinctive vocals.”

    In a 2013 remembrance of the album, PopMatters said “The band’s sophomore effort, regarded not only as its best work but also as one of the UK goth scene’s masterpieces, is a seamless, hour-long trek into a surreal land populated by chiming guitars, hypnotic bass, found samples, and McCoy’s storytelling.”

    TRACK LISTING

    1 - Endemoniada
    2 - The Watchman
    3 - Phobia
    4 - Moonchild
    5 - Chord Of Souls
    6 - Shiva
    7 - Celebrate
    8 - Love Under Will
    9 - Last Exit For The Lost
    10 - Celebrate (Second Seal)
    11 - Psychonaut Lib III

    Martin Rev

    The Sum Of Our Wounds - Cassette Recordings 1973-5

      The archetypal Martin Rev sound – a perennial influence on generations of musicians – is most prominently in evidence in the works of Suicide, the duo he played in across the decades with Alan Vega. However, the radical and distinctive nature of his music can be traced further back in time, originating in the base energy of rock’n’roll which the teenage Rev experienced as the ubiquitous soundtrack to his home city of New York.

      Rev initially explored free jazz and similarly free forms of musical expression before discovering the magnetic attraction of electronic production and instrumentation, enabling him to create music in a wholly independent and autonomous environment. Using the most rudimentary equipment, he grafted the roots of rock’n’roll into the process of combining effects and devices to generate electrified sounds, the likes of which had never been heard before. This music would map out the way forward not only for Suicide, but also for a fascinating solo career.

      Martin Rev’s predilection for experimentation knew no bounds. At home, he played around with rough ideas, trying out all manner of variations and colorations. These tape recordings provide a captivating insight into his modus operandi, often representing the early stages of what would later become Suicide tracks or cuts on Rev’s solo albums.

      Spanning the period 1973 to 1985, the recordings on "The Sum of Our Wounds" are much more than a collection of demos and outtakes. One has the sense of listening to a rounded album of familiar compositions, now portrayed in a completely new light. The brittle fragility of these cassette pieces reveals a deep-lying sensitivity, like a collection of wounds.

      Martin Rev himself remains as transfixed as ever by these recordings, as if he could immediately pick up where he left off and continue to expand on the ideas that came to him decades ago: »They often have a certain freshness or unpolished energy here... and (there is) always scope for new ideas, to be derived from them as a whole or even in small areas.«

      The cassette medium proves to be more than a means to an end – the tape recorder itself has a role to play as an instrument, the ideal basis for an artist who understands how to condense an idea into its fundamental elements: »The cassette sound, with its individual peculiarities, many even thought of in terms of inferior sound, can have an interesting dynamic. Maybe especially in certain minimal contexts when they are not being overloaded. Although they often seem to take on a lot of texture as well and with a warm response.«

      And so these snapshots can be seen as stages of a ceaseless evolution, one we are allowed to witness as we sit alongside Martin Rev at the tape deck, listening as he captures the sounds of the unquiet city. - Daniel Jahn, June 2023

      TRACK LISTING

      01. Yearning
      02. Dreams
      03. Skateboard
      04. Laredo
      05. Zeitpunkt
      06. Rio Grande
      07. Baby O Baby (Mix)
      08. Abracadabra
      09. Lineup
      10. El Barrio
      11. She's Back
      12. Temptation (Mix)
      13. Asia (Mix)
      14. Around The Corner
      15. Mari (Mix)
      16. Whisper (Vocal)

      Chvrches

      The Bones Of What You Believe (10th Anniversary Edition)

        10 Year Anniversary editions of Chvrches debut album The Bones Of What You Believe remastered for 2023 by Gavin Lurrsen – expanded formats featuring previously unreleased studio & live tracks.

        A 10-year anniversary product suite of Chvrche’s 2013 debut album including 2LP edition with bespoke die-cut sleeve, 1LP on crystal clear vinyl & 2CD inc. booklet. The album originally charted at number 9 in the UK & is now gold status with over 170K UK sales – All formats feature 10th anniversary artwork & the album has been newly remastered by Gavin Lurrsen in LA. The band have just come off tour with Coldplay & are playing the Other Stage at this year’s Glastonbury festival.

        TRACK LISTING

        2LP Deluxe Edition
        Side A
        The Mother We Share (remastered)
        We Sink (remastered)
        Gun (remastered)
        Tether (remastered)
        Lies (remastered)
        Under The Tide (remastered)
        Side B
        Recover (remastered)
        Night Sky (remastered)
        Science/Visions (remastered)
        Lungs (remastered)
        By The Throat (remastered)
        You Caught The Light (remastered)
        Side C
        Manhattan
        White Summer
        Talking In My Sleep
        City On Fire
        Side D
        We Sink (Live At Ancienne Belgique 2013)
        Now Is Not The Time (Live At Ancienne Belgique 2013)
        Lies (Live At Ancienne Belgique 2013)
        Strong Hand (Live At Ancienne Belgique 2013)
        By The Throat (Live At Ancienne Belgique 2013)

        1LP Coloured
        Side A
        The Mother We Share (remastered)
        We Sink (remastered)
        Gun (remastered)
        Tether (remastered)
        Lies (remastered)
        Under The Tide (remastered)
        Side B
        Recover (remastered)
        Night Sky (remastered)
        Science/Visions (remastered)
        Lungs (remastered)
        By The Throat (remastered)
        You Caught The Light (remastered)

        2CD
        CD 1
        The Mother We Share (remastered)
        We Sink (remastered)
        Gun (remastered)
        Tether (remastered)
        Lies (remastered)
        Under The Tide (remastered)
        Recover (remastered)
        Night Sky (remastered)
        Science/Visions (remastered)
        Lungs (remastered)
        By The Throat (remastered)
        You Caught The Light (remastered)
        CD 2
        Manhattan
        White Summer
        Talking In My Sleep
        City On Fire
        We Sink (Live At Ancienne Belgique 2013)
        Now Is Not The Time (Live At Ancienne Belgique 2013)
        Lies (Live At Ancienne Belgique 2013)
        Strong Hand (Live At Ancienne Belgique 2013)
        By The Throat (Live At Ancienne Belgique 2013)

        The Shins

        Chutes Too Narrow - 20th Anniversary Remaster

          This 2023 edition of The Shins’s beloved second album, Chutes Too Narrow, celebrates the album’s 20th anniversary with a fresh remaster by Adam Ayan, supervised by band leader James Mercer, and lovely new packaging for the vinyl. Following The Shins’s breakout 2001 debut, Oh, Inverted World, singer/songwriter/guitarist James Mercer and drummer Jesse Sandoval moved from Albuquerque to Portland, OR and bassist Neal Langford was replaced with Dave Hernandez (ex-Scared Of Chaka), who played bass on the stand-out track from the first record, “New Slang.” Chutes Too Narrow, their heavily anticipated follow-up, was recorded in James’ basement home studio, with later mixing assistance from Phil Ek (Built to Spill, Modest Mouse, David Cross, Les Savy Fav, etc.). And, with 10 songs, clocking in at just over 30 minutes, Chutes Too Narrow is a brief yet entirely scintillating glimpse at chiming, reflective and perfectly skewed pop innovation. It was released to widespread acclaim in 2003, garnering Pitchfork’s Best New Music, four stars from Rolling Stone, and raves from the New York Times, MOJO, the Village Voice, SPIN, and tons more. It subsequently made best-of-the-decade lists from The AV Club, NME, Paste, Pitchfork, and Uncut.

          TRACK LISTING

          Kissing The Lipless
          Mine's Not A High Horse
          So Says I
          Young Pilgrims
          Saint Simon
          Fighting In A Sack
          Pink Bullets
          Turn A Square
          Gone For Good
          Those To Come 

          Charlie Megira & The Modern Dance Club

          Love Police - 2023 Reissue

            Provocative post-punk from Israel’s undercover goth prince. Megira’s lone album with the Modern Dance Club showcased a grimier, more driving vision of his brand of trashy no wave. Spread across 31 tracks and two LPs, Love Police schizophrenically mixes industrial soundscapes, surf ditties, hardcore, swamp pop, bubble grunge, screaming, ecstasy, and enough fuzz to warrant a needle check.

            TRACK LISTING

            SIDE A
            1. The Return Of The Russian Frogmen That Died And Came Back To Life As
            Strange Looking Radioactive Creatures
            2. Sababa One
            3. Rhythm Of Hate
            4. At The Elvis Inn
            5. No Wave Exercise
            6. Existence
            7. The Wall Of Death
            8. U.S.F.

            SIDE B
            9. And Now I Wanna Drown In Your Dark Dreamy Eyes
            10. Boo
            11. Beach Bums Must Die
            12. The Strange And Bizarre Tale Of The Boy Who Had One Testicle Too Many
            13. 333
            14. (Used To Be...) Psychic Youth
            15. Elvis Is Not Dead
            16. Smack Dab

            SIDE C
            17. Beneath The Underground
            18. Valley Of Tears
            19. Mao/Mao
            20. Here Comes Your Mama
            21. Ode To A Cocksucker
            22. Homesless Body
            23. Sababa?

            SIDE D
            24. Freak Junior
            25. Psychic Youth-2
            26. Another No Wave Exercise
            27. Street Machine
            28. Da Homogreaser Stomp
            29. All Tuned Up And Ready To Go
            30. Je Ne Parle Pas Francais
            31. Dead Girl Blues

            Nancy Sinatra

            Keep Walkin’ : Singles, Demos & Rarities 1965 - 1978

              Light in the Attic continues to celebrate the influential career of singer, actress, activist, and icon Nancy Sinatra with a captivating new collection, Keep Walkin’: Singles, Demos & Rarities 1965-1978. Exploring the lesser-known gems from Sinatra’s rich catalog through 25 B-sides, rare singles, covers, demos, and previously-unreleased recordings, Keep Walkin’ was remastered by the GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin and available in a variety of formats, including vinyl, CD, 8-track, and digital.

              The 2-LP set, pressed at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI), is presented in an expanded gatefold jacket and accompanied by a 24-page booklet (also included in the CD edition as a 40-page booklet), featuring an array of photos from the artist’s personal collection, as well as a new in-depth Q&A with Sinatra, conducted by the reissue’s GRAMMY®-nominated co-producer, Hunter Lea. The booklet also contains a fascinating interview with keyboardist Don Randi (The Wrecking Crew), who recently spoke to Lea about his hit-filled career and his 50 years of work with Nancy. In addition to the classic black vinyl pressing, a selection of colorful variants can be found exclusively at NancySinatra.com, LightInTheAttic.net, independent record stores, and select online retailers, while limited-edition merchandise, including apparel, accessories, and more are also available at Nancy’s Bootique at NancySinatra.com.

              Keep Walkin’: Singles, Demos & Rarities 1965-1978 serves as a companion to the widely-acclaimed 2021 career-spanning retrospective, Start Walkin’ 1965-1976, and marks the latest release in LITA’s ongoing Nancy Sinatra Archival Series, a partnership with the legendary artist, which honors her musical legacy through lovingly curated reissues (including her 1966 debut, Boots and the 1968 classic, Nancy & Lee), limited-edition merch, and other special releases.

              More on Keep Walkin’: Singles, Demos & Rarities 1965-1978:
              In 1965, 25-year-old Nancy Sinatra scored her first No.1 hit with “These Boots are Made for Walkin’,” a bold anthem for female empowerment. Brazen, sassy, and utterly infectious, it was a reintroduction of sorts for the eldest daughter of Frank Sinatra, who had been struggling to find a spotlight of her own amid a changing musical landscape. Suddenly, audiences who had initially brushed off Sinatra as too demure or out-of-touch were paying attention. Written and produced by Oklahoma-born songsmith Lee Hazlewood (with swaggering instrumentals, courtesy of Billy Strange and The Wrecking Crew), the song launched the singer’s career, as well as one of music’s most unlikely, yet compelling, creative partnerships.

              Over the next decade, Sinatra continued to notch multiple hits on both sides of the Atlantic, including “Sugar Town,” “How Does That Grab You, Darlin?,” and a haunting rendition of the Sonny Bono-penned “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).” The singer also paired up with Hazlewood for a series of popular duets (“Summer Wine,” “Jackson,” and “Some Velvet Morning”) and collaborative albums. In between best-selling LPs like Boots (1966), How Does That Grab You (1966), and Nancy & Lee (1968), Sinatra performed the theme song to the 1967 James Bond film, You Only Live Twice, and collaborated with her father on the global chart-topper, “Somethin’ Stupid.”

              While these career landmarks are well-documented in the annals of pop culture history, however, much of Sinatra’s catalog remains sorely overlooked. As Keep Walkin’ co-producer Hunter Lea explains, “With the changing taste of the record-buying public in the late 1960s and the counterculture taking over, artists like Nancy Sinatra weren’t in the mainstream as they once were.” Despite that fact, “[Sinatra] kept working, recording, and performing at a voracious pace.”

              Lea continues, “This compilation is a celebration of some of the many glorious recordings that may have been overlooked, forgotten, or never even released at the time. The obscurity of some of these recordings doesn’t mask the genius, brilliance, and effort that went into them; on the contrary, it’s incredible to learn that some of the lost gems are just as rich as the national treasures.”

              Among the highlights is the spritely opener “The City Never Sleeps at Night,” which served as the B-Side to “These Boots Were Made for Walkin’.” Overshadowed by the colossal success of its A-side, it’s no surprise that the cinematic tune never had its proper due. Yet, Lea reveals, Hazlewood initially intended to make it the focus single. Another long-lost B-side is “The Last of the Secret Agents?,” which was paired with the Top 10 hit, “How Does That Grab You, Darlin’?” The playful song, written by Hazlewood, served as the theme to the 1966 comedy of the same name, in which Sinatra co-starred alongside Marty Allen and Steve Rossi.

              Keep Walkin’ also features several choice A-sides that were never included on albums and were overlooked for one reason or another. Among them is 1966’s “In Our Time,” a rebellious anthem for ‘60s youth, which references drug culture and women’s liberation, among other topics. Speaking to the Hazlewood-penned track, Sinatra recalls, “That was a fun song. Lee was starting to do his ‘anti’ stuff. He was cynical and it showed in his writing at some point.” But, despite the themes of the song, Nancy laments that she was never embraced by the counterculture. “[drugs] knocked me out of the picture completely. I was so far removed from the hip people in those days. I think they probably made fun of my stuff.” Another stylistic departure for both artists is “Love Eyes,” a bluesy, soulful single from 1966. The song, Nancy shares, is “one of my favorites. I think what helped Lee’s writing at that point was the bigger sound.… I really love it. I think it holds up to this day.” She adds that her dreamy vocal performance was inspired by early female R&B stars like Ruth Brown and LaVern Baker.

              The collection also features several outstanding covers, including a previously-unreleased rendition of the Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil classic, “I Just Can’t Help Believing” (a hit for both B.J. Thomas and Elvis Presley). This 1978 recording, reimagined as a duet, marked one of Sinatra’s brief reunions with Hazlewood, following his abrupt move to Sweden not long after 1972’s Nancy & Lee Again. Another choice track finds Nancy interpreting Neil Diamond’s “Glory Road.” Released as a single in 1971, it features one of the singer’s most cherished vocal performances. “After I worked on my voice and improved as a performer and as a singer, I embraced Neil Diamond. Anything I did by Neil Diamond, to me, is my best work.”

              Nancy also looks back fondly on her moving rendition of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” released in 1973 as the B-side to “Sugar Me.” The recording (which features particularly lush orchestral arrangements by Billy Strange) reunited Nancy with another close collaborator, Jimmy Bowen, who produced the singer in the early ‘60s and later introduced her to Hazlewood. “I love Jimmy,” she declares. “The records we did early on…had a depth to them that I appreciated. He heard me and saw me in a different light; he saw me as a much more serious performer, which I appreciated.”

              Listeners will also be delighted to hear a pair of previously-unreleased demos: “Something Pretty” (the 1968 country hit, made famous by Wynn Stewart) and the theme to the 1965 Richard Rogers/Stephen Sondheim musical, Do I Hear a Waltz?, both of which were intended for a self-described “disco” record. Despite the two catchy takes featured on Keep Walkin’, Sinatra calls the shelved album “A disaster. I called it the disco fiasco!”

              Offering additional insight into Sinatra’s career is music director, songwriter, and keyboardist, Don Randi. A member of the hallowed Wrecking Crew collective, Randi was one of the most prolific session musicians of the ‘60s and ‘70s with hundreds of credits to his name, including The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations,” Linda Ronstadt’s “Different Drum,” and “These Boots are Made For Walkin’” – his first recording with Sinatra. For the next fifty years, he would be a fixture at her sessions and live shows. He also appears on nearly every track in this collection.

              Speaking to Lea, Randi delves deep into his time with Sinatra, with a palpable admiration for the singer. “She was easy to work with,” he shares. “She was always wonderful to musicians; nobody even comes close.” The keyboardist, who met Sinatra through Hazlewood, also recalls the magic of that partnership. “I always liked working with Nancy & Lee. They had something very special that they could get out of each other. It was a good team.”

              He continues, “Sinatra stood up for herself [around Lee]…He could be so cantankerous…but that’s Lee…. [Nancy] saw through it. She was so lovely and helpful to him a number of times when he really needed someone to talk to.” That said, Randi also appreciates the power of Sinatra’s solo performances. “I never thought she really needed [Hazlewood},” he reveals. “I thought her shows were just as well with everybody else; they were excellent.”

              After stepping back from the industry in the ‘70s to focus on her young family, Sinatra returned to the spotlight in the mid-90s, releasing a string of new albums, including the star-studded Nancy Sinatra, which paired the artist with some of her biggest fans, including Morrissey, U2, Calexico, and Sonic Youth. Since then, Nancy’s legacy has only continued to grow. In more recent years, her impact has been recognized by the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, and Rolling Stone, while in 2020, “Boots” was inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame. Today, Sinatra remains a force in the industry, as new generations discover her influential catalog, which boasts nearly 20 studio albums and dozens of charting singles.

              TRACK LISTING

              The City Never Sleeps At Night
              The Last Of The Secret Agents
              My Baby Cried All Night Long
              Shades
              In Our Time
              Love Eyes
              Rockin' Rock And Roll (1st TIME ON VINYL)
              This Town
              Tony Rome
              100 Years
              See The Little Children
              Something Pretty (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
              Do I Hear A Waltz (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
              Drummer Man
              Zodiac Blues (1st TIME ON VINYL)
              Highway Song
              Are You Growing Tired Of My Love
              Flowers In The Rain
              Glory Road
              Ain't No Sunshine
              Easy Evil (1st TIME ON VINYL)
              Sugar Me
              Kinky Love
              Dolly And Hawkeye
              I Just Can't Help Believing - Nancy Sinatra And Lee Hazlewood (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)

              Nina Nastasia

              The Blackened Air - 2023 Reissue

                On The Blackened Air (her second album but first for Touch and Go, originally released in 2002), Nina Nastasia and her band are not content to just support a vocal melody; they pry it apart and look down its throat. The stringed and wind instruments (viola, cello, mandolin, accordion, bowed saw, acoustic and electric guitars) reach up out of the songs into rarefied territory. Little stories of Peeping Toms and the police lights they bring with them, grave- yards and impolite family, epigrams against disaster, depression, simple forgetfulness, all delivered so effortlessly that the precision of the delivery registers long after its substance has left its mark. When she sings “I’m not hiding anything / I’m not trying to fool you at all,” in a song titled “That’s All There Is,” it is all the truth.

                A generation-plus of young troubadours pine for things they never has to lose, as if sadness and depression were inevitable consequences of being alive. Nina Nastasia’s music is an antidote to all of that. The Blackened Air is a darkish record not just in title, but by examining everything without caving in to decadence or solipsism, it is a rejuvenating experience. It is informed, without affect, unique, and succinct. Above all, it is beautiful to hear and a pleasure to have in one’s home.

                TRACK LISTING

                Side A
                Run, All You...
                I Go With Him This Is What It Is Oh, My Stars All For You
                So Little
                Desert Fly
                Ugly Face
                Side B
                In The Graveyard Ocean
                Rosemary
                The Same Day Been So Long
                The Very Next Day Little Angel
                That’s All There Is

                Richard Hawley

                Now Then: The Very Best Of Richard Hawley

                  Richard Hawley is widely recognized as both one of the UK’s greatest songwriters and one of its most respected. Alongside two Mercury Music Prize Nominations, a BRIT award nomination and 4 UK Top 10 Albums, the Sheffield native songwriter has collaborated with the likes of Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, Lisa Marie Presley, Paul Weller and Elbow.

                  Following the success of Standing At The Sky’s Edge, which won Best New Musical and handed Hawley Best Original Score at the 2023 Olivier Awards, BMG announce the first ever Richard Hawley collection; Now Then: The Very Best of Richard Hawley.

                  Curated by Hawley and long-term collaborator Colin Elliot, Now Then spans his twenty plus year career, exhibiting all facets of his song writing mastery; marrying his most cinematic moments with his most tender, his best loved work and a host of hidden gems from his early work, to create a collection for both his hardcore fanbase and the perfect entry point for his newest fans. 


                  TRACK LISTING

                  Vinyl Tracklisting:
                  Side A
                  Open Up Your Door
                  Midnight Train
                  Tonight The Streets Are Ours
                  Coles Corner
                  Ballad Of A Thin Man
                  Baby, You're My Light
                  Side B
                  Not The Only Road*
                  My Little Treasures
                  Standing At The Sky's Edge
                  Heart Of Oak
                  The Ocean
                  Side C
                  Seek It
                  Off My Mind
                  Coming Home
                  I Still Want You
                  Just Like The Rain
                  Run For Me
                  Side D
                  Alone
                  For Your Lover Give Some Time
                  Serious
                  Don't Stare At The Sun
                  There's A Storm A'Comin
                  *previously Unreleased/exclusive

                  CD Tracklisting:
                  CD1
                  1. Open Up Your Door
                  2. Midnight Train
                  3. Tonight The Streets Are Ours
                  4. Coles Corner
                  5. Ballad Of A Thin Man
                  6. Baby, You're My Light
                  7. She Brings The Sunlight
                  8. Not The Only Road*
                  9. Which Way
                  10. My Little Treasures
                  11. Naked In Pitsmoor
                  12. Standing At The Sky's Edge
                  13. Long Black Train
                  14. Heart Of Oak
                  15. You Don't Miss Your Water
                  16. The Ocean
                  CD2
                  1. Don't Stare At The Sun
                  2. I Still Want You
                  3. Off My Mind
                  4. For Your Lover Give Some Time
                  5. Hotel Room
                  6. I’m On Nights
                  7. Seek It
                  8. Serious
                  9. Precious Sight
                  10. Remorse Code
                  11. Alone
                  12. Born Under A Bad Sign (Single Version)
                  13. Our Darkness
                  14. Run For Me
                  15. Kelham Island
                  16. There's A Storm A'Comin'
                  *previously Unreleased/exclusive

                  The Rolling Stones

                  Hackney Diamonds

                    Hackney Diamonds, the hugely anticipated new album by The Rolling Stones, is released on October 20th on Polydor Records. Following the release of 2016's Grammy Award winning Blue & Lonesome, which featured brilliant versions of blues tracks that helped shape their sound, Hackney Diamonds marks the band’s first studio album of original material since 2005's A Bigger Bang.

                    Late drummer Charlie Watts features on two tracks, ‘Mess It Up’ and ‘Live By The Sword’. ‘Live By The Sword’ additionally features bass from former Stones bassist Bill Wyman. ‘Sweet Sounds Of Heaven’ featuring vocals from Lady Gaga and keys & piano from Stevie Wonder, ‘Bite My Head Off’ with bass from Paul McCartney, and ‘Get Close’ and ‘Live By The Sword’ with piano from Elton John.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Angry
                    2. Get Close
                    3. Depending On You
                    4. Bite My Head Off
                    5. Whole Wide World
                    6. Dreamy Skies
                    7. Mess It Up
                    8. Live By The Sword
                    9. Driving Me Too Hard
                    10. Tell Me Straight
                    11. Sweet Sounds Of Heaven (Feat. Lady Gaga)
                    12. Rolling Stone Blues

                    Brendan Perry

                    Eye Of The Hunter / Live At The I.C.A.

                      Some fifteen years after Dead Can Dance’s self-titled debut, Brendan Perry first stepped out on his own in 1999 with the wondrous eight track album, Eye of the Hunter.

                      Having mutually disbanded Dead Can Dance so he and Lisa Gerrard could focus on their own material (a hiatus that would last seven years between playing live shows and sixteen between making albums), Brendan’s debut built on his renown as a solo performer, having often played just he and an acoustic guitar during his band’s otherworldly live shows. Indeed, Dead Can Dance’s first official live album, 1994’s Toward The Within, captures just this with three Brendan solo tracks helping to set the scene for what came next.

                      Recorded at Brendan's Quivvy Church studio in County Cavan in Ireland and backed by the band of Liam Bradley (drums), Glen Garrett (bass guitar) and Martin Quinn (pedal steel), Brendan performs the guitar, a 12-string guitar, mandolin and keys to achieve a rich, gothic sound while the album’s incredible production elevates his vocals to Scott Walker and Tim Buckley levels of delivery; two clear influences, the latter’s ‘I Must Have Been Blind Here’ is thoughtfully covered here.

                      A record that has been out of print on vinyl since its release in 1999, people have been asking for it to be repressed for long enough. Having been mastered at Abbey Road, fans will be delighted to hear that not only is Eye of the Hunter finally being reissued but that it’s also been expanded to include Live at the I.C.A. The single ‘Happy Time (Live at the I.C.A.)’, a Tim Buckley cover, is released today from the latter. A true collectible, this extra album has previously only been available on a rare as hen’s teeth promotional cassette, recorded during 4AD’s infamous 13 Year Itch residency at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1993. Chris Bigg’s fantastic art remains front and centre, upgraded to a gatefold sleeve for the LP with the coloured vinyl matching the album’s palette (Eye of the Hunter on transparent teal and Live at the I.C.A. on seafoam green). 

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Eye Of The Hunter

                      1. Saturday’s Child
                      2. Voyage Of Bran
                      3. Medusa
                      4. Sloth
                      5. I Must Have Been Blind
                      6. Captive Heart
                      7. Death Will Be My Bride
                      8. Archangel 

                               
                      Live At The I.C.A.

                      1. Alone / American Dreaming
                      2. Sarabande
                      3. Sloth   
                      4. Chase The Blues
                      5. Captive Heart
                      6. Happy Time
                      7. Don’t Fade Away

                      Various Artists

                      The Virgin Suicides (Music From The Motion Picture) - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                        This soundtrack features music from Todd Rundgren, Boston, Heart, Sloan, The Hollies, Al Green, Gilbert O'Sullivan, 10cc, Styx, and two tracks by Air, which includes a previously recorded material, and an original composition, especially for the film. Sofia Coppola wanted to convey the theme of adolescence in the suburbs in the soundtrack.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side One
                        1. Heart - Magic Man
                        2. Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me
                        3. Sloan – Everything You’ve Done Wrong
                        4. AIR – Ce Matin Le
                        5. The Hollies – The Air That I Breathe
                        6. Al Green – How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
                        Side Two
                        1. Gilbert O’Sullivan – Alone Again (Naturally)
                        2. 10cc – I’m Not In Love
                        3. Todd Rundgren – A Dream Goes On Forever
                        4. Heart – Crazy On You
                        5. AIR – Playground Love (Vibraphone Version)
                        6. Styx – Come Sail Away 

                        Wu-Tang Clan

                        Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                          Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is the debut studio album by the American hiphop group Wu-Tang Clan, originally released on November 9, 1993.

                          The gritty, distinctive sound of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) created a blueprint for hardcore hip-hop during the 1990s, and helped return New York City hip-hop to national prominence. Its sound also became greatly influential in modern hip-hop production, while the group members' explicit, humorous, and free-associative lyrics have served as a template for many subsequent rap records. Serving as a landmark release in the era of hip-hop known as the East Coast Renaissance, its influence helped lead the way for several other East Coast rappers, including Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, and Jay-Z.

                          Despite its raw, underground sound the album received positive reviews from most music critics, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) has since been widely regarded as one of the most significant albums of the 1990s, as well as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. In 2020, the album was ranked 27th on Rolling Stone's updated list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2022, the album was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side A
                          1. Bring Da Ruckus
                          2. Shame On A Nigga
                          3. Clan In Da Front
                          4. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber
                          5. Can It Be All So Simple / Intermission
                          6. Protect Ya Neck / Intermission
                          Side B
                          1. Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'
                          8. Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit
                          9. C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)
                          10. Method Man
                          11. Tearz
                          12. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber - Part II

                          The Cranberries

                          Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                            The Cranberries’ debut album has sold over 5,000,000 in the US and over 600,000 in the UK. They were one of the biggest bands of the nineties and this album includes their global hits “Linger” and “Dreams”. This release comes as a limited edition 140-gram dark green vinyl.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Side A
                            I Still Do
                            Dreams
                            Sunday
                            Pretty
                            Waltzing Back
                            Not Sorry
                            Side B
                            Linger
                            Wanted
                            Still Can't...
                            I Will Always
                            How
                            Put Me Down

                            Jane Duffus

                            These Things Happen : The Sarah Records Story

                              This is the definitive history of Sarah Records; the Bristol-based label that signed the acts no major label would touch but who you wanted to hear.

                              Sarah put out a board game, produced cut 'n' paste fanzines and stuck two fingers up to the mainstream music industry. Sarah was your secret world and it was located in the heart of Bristol. Sarah Records lasted for seven years, nine months and 11 days.

                              In These Things Happen, those who were there at the beating heart of the indie-pop world reveal the deepest, darkest secrets of what really went into making Sarah’s pop masterpieces. Featuring almost 130 interviews, including at least one member of every single band (as well as the world exclusive first interview with Christine of Christine’s Cat fame), this book is an oral history of a defining moment in pop history.

                              Who stripped naked on stage to another band’s drum solo? Why did Julian Knowles sleep with his boots on his stomach in Hull? Whatever happened to Mr James C Urchin? All of these burning questions and more will be answered in this book. With no tatty old gig flyer left unturned in the pursuit of exposing the true political pop pandemonium that went on in the wonderful world of Sarah Records.

                              Siouxsie & The Banshees

                              The Rapture - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                Siouxsie & The Banshees final album ‘The Rapture’ includes the title track as well as ‘Fall from Grace’ and ‘Not Forgotten’ which were produced by the band in 1993. The release comes as a limited edition 140-gram turquoise transparent vinyl. 

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Side A
                                O Baby
                                Tearing Apart
                                Stargazer
                                Fall From Grace
                                Side B
                                Not Forgotten
                                Sick Child
                                The Lonely One
                                Falling Down
                                Side C
                                The Rapture
                                Side D
                                Forever
                                The Double Life
                                Love Out Me
                                Stereophoni

                                Tyler The Creator

                                Wolf - 2023 Reissue

                                  Long out of print on vinyl, Tyler, The Creator’s classic album Wolf finally receives an official repress that is set for release on 20th Oct.


                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  SIDE A
                                  1. WOLF
                                  2. Jamba
                                  3. Cowboy
                                  4. Awkward
                                  5. Domo23
                                  6. Answer
                                  SIDE B
                                  1. Slater
                                  2. 48
                                  3. Colossus
                                  4. PartyIsntOver/Campfire/Bimmer
                                  SIDE C
                                  1. IFHY
                                  2. Pigs
                                  3. Parking Lot
                                  4. Rusty
                                  SIDE D
                                  1. Trashwang
                                  2. Treehome95
                                  3. Tamale
                                  4. Lone

                                  Ocean Colour Scene

                                  Live At The Roundhouse

                                    Recorded live at Londons iconic Roundhouse in Dec 2021, when Ocean
                                    Colour scene played all their greatest hits and were joined on stage for two
                                    tracks by the mighty Paul Weller.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    LP TRACKLISTING
                                    Disc 1
                                    Side 1

                                    1. The Riverboat Song
                                    2. You've Got It Bad
                                    3. North Atlantic Drift
                                    Side 2
                                    1. Second Hand Car
                                    2. Better Day
                                    3. Lining Your Pockets
                                    4. So Low
                                    Disc 2
                                    Side 1

                                    1. Crazy Lowdown Ways
                                    2. Jane She Got Excavated
                                    3. It's My Shadow
                                    Side 2
                                    1. Profit In Peace
                                    2. One For The Road
                                    3. Get Blown Away
                                    Disc 3
                                    Side 1

                                    1. The Circle
                                    2. Travellers Tune
                                    3. Hundred Mile High City
                                    Side 2
                                    1. Robin Hood/Live Forever
                                    2. It's A Beautiful Thing
                                    3. The Day We Caught The Train

                                    CD TRACKLISTING
                                    Disc 1

                                    1. The Riverboat Song
                                    2. You've Got It Bad
                                    3. North Atlantic Drift
                                    4. Second Hand Car
                                    5. Better Day
                                    6. Lining Your Pockets
                                    7. So Low
                                    8. Crazy Lowdown Ways
                                    9. Jane She Got Excavated
                                    10. It's My Shadow
                                    Disc 2
                                    1. Profit In Peace
                                    2. One For The Road
                                    3. Get Blown Away
                                    4. The Circle
                                    5. Travellers Tune
                                    6. Hundred Mile High City
                                    7. Robin Hood/Live Forever
                                    8. It's A Beautiful Thing
                                    9. The Day We Caught The Train

                                    The Lovely Eggs

                                    This Is Eggland (Alternative Sleeve) - 2023 Reissue

                                      The Lovely Eggs are one of the most unique, innovative and genuine bands on the British Underground music scene. Heavier and more in-your-face than anything they’ve done previously, Holly Ross (guitar/vocals) and David Blackwell (drums) bring together a fierce DIY ethos, surreal sense of humour and kitchen-sink realism. Working with a producer for the very first time, Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips) lends his magic dust to bring out the best of The Lovely Eggs’ explosive blend of motorik krautrock, 60s psychedelia and punk rock attitude. They create their own world and invite us to join them in Eggland. The album title is a cheeky nod to Shane Meadows’ series, This Is England. It is a comment on the current state of modern Britain. The album is about being an outsider and doing things differently, eschewing society’s conventions as they have done. The band have built up a cult following, selling out gigs across the UK, as well as gaining support from 6 Music and Radio One. This Is Eggland is a giant leap forward in their wild-ride of a career. The album is like listening in on The Lovely Eggs’ own secret world, with philosophical songs about the mysteries of the universe (“Hello I Am Your Sun”), to abandoning “ the grass is always greener” mentality (“Wiggy Giggy”), to being on the wrong side of society or the music industry (“I’m With You”) and several inspired by local witchcraft. Unashamed to be themselves and have fun while they’re at it, The Lovely Eggs weave an intoxicatingly magnetic magic spell and we’re helplessly and willingly falling under it. 

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Hello I Am Your Sun
                                      Wiggy Giggy
                                      Dickhead
                                      I Shouldn't Have Said That
                                      Return Of Witchcraft
                                      I'm With You
                                      Repeat It
                                      Witchcraft
                                      Big Sea
                                      Let Me Observe
                                      Would You Fuck

                                      Various Artists

                                      Junjo Presents: The Evil Curse Of The Vampires

                                        Original Greensleeves assembled dub classic, crucial selection of Junjo's classic Roots Radics propelled rhythms recorded at Channel One and mixed by Scientist at King Tubby's.

                                        Remastered iconic dub album now twinned with a second disc of the original vocal versions. Strictly limited one off Halloween orange vinyl pressing.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Disc 1

                                        1. The Voodoo Curse - Roots Radics
                                        2. Dance Of The Vampires - Roots Radics
                                        3. Blood On Hist Lips - Roots Radics
                                        4. Cry Of The Werewolf - Roots Radics
                                        5. The Mummy's Shroud
                                        6. The Corpse Rises - Roots Radics
                                        7. Night Of The Living Dead - Roots Radics
                                        8. Your Teeth In My Neck - Roots Radics
                                        9. Plague Of Zombies - Roots Radics

                                        Disc 2

                                        1. Oh What A Feeling - Wailing Souls
                                        2. You Are No Good - Michael Prophett
                                        3. Love In My Heart - Wayne Jarrett
                                        4. Hold On To What You Got - Michael Prophet
                                        5. Firehouse Rock - Wailing Souls
                                        6. Bandits Taking Over - Wailing Souls
                                        7. Youthman - Michael Prophet
                                        8. Love And Unity - Michael Prophet
                                        9. He Can Surely Turn The Tide - Johnny Osbourne
                                        10. Sweet Loving - Michael Prophet

                                        ABC

                                        The Lexicon Of Love Live - 40th Anniversary Live At Sheffield City Hall

                                          ABC perform their classic album "Lexicon Of Love" in it's entirety, plus their other greatest hits.

                                          Sheffield's finest, ABC, were back in their hometown for a very special anniversary show which marked exactly 40 years to the day since the album was released on the 21st June 1982.

                                          ABC were joined by the original orchestral team of Southbank Sinfonia and longtime collaborator and arranger Anne Dudley who conducted the evening.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          LP TRACKLISTING
                                          Disc 1
                                          Side 1

                                          1. Overture
                                          2. When Smokey Sings
                                          3. Viva Love
                                          Side 2
                                          1. The Night You Murdered Love
                                          2. (How To Be A) Millionaire
                                          3. The Flames Of Desire
                                          4. The Love Inside The Love
                                          Disc 2
                                          Side 1

                                          1. Ten Below Zero
                                          2. One Better World
                                          3. Ocean Blue
                                          4. Be Near Me
                                          Side 2
                                          1. Show Me
                                          2. Poison Arrow
                                          3. Many Happy Returns
                                          4. Tears Are Not Enough
                                          Disc 3
                                          Side 1

                                          1. Valentine's Day
                                          2. The Look Of Love
                                          3. Date Stamp
                                          Side 2
                                          1. 4 Ever 2 Gether
                                          2. All Of My Heart
                                          3. The Look Of Love (Part Four)
                                          4. The Look Of Love (Encore)

                                          2CD TRACKLIST
                                          Disc 1

                                          1. Overture
                                          2. When Smokey Sings
                                          3. Viva Love
                                          4. The Night You Murdered Love
                                          5. (How To Be A) Millionaire
                                          6. The Flames Of Desire
                                          7. The Love Inside The Love
                                          8. Ten Below Zero
                                          9. One Better World
                                          10. Ocean Blue
                                          11. Be Near Me
                                          Disc 2
                                          1. Show Me
                                          2. Poison Arrow
                                          3. Many Happy Returns
                                          4. Tears Are Not Enough
                                          5. Valentine's Day
                                          6. The Look Of Love
                                          7. Date Stamp
                                          8. 4 Ever 2 Gether
                                          9. All Of My Heart
                                          10. The Look Of Love (Part Four)
                                          11. The Look Of Love (Encore)

                                          3CD TRACKLISTING
                                          Disc 1
                                          1. Overture
                                          2. When Smokey Sings
                                          3. Viva Love
                                          4. The Night You Murdered Love
                                          5. (How To Be A) Millionaire
                                          6. The Flames Of Desire
                                          7. The Love Inside The Love
                                          8. Ten Below Zero
                                          9. One Better World
                                          10. Ocean Blue
                                          11. Be Near Me
                                          Disc 2
                                          1. Show Me
                                          2. Poison Arrow
                                          3. Many Happy Returns
                                          4. Tears Are Not Enough
                                          5. Valentine's Day
                                          6. The Look Of Love
                                          7. Date Stamp
                                          8. 4 Ever 2 Gether
                                          9. All Of My Heart
                                          10. The Look Of Love (Part Four)
                                          11. The Look Of Love (Encore)
                                          Disc 3
                                          1. Overture
                                          2. Show Me
                                          3. Poison Arrow
                                          4. Many Happy Returns
                                          5. Tears Are Not Enough
                                          6. Valentine's Day
                                          7. The Look Of Love
                                          8. Date Stamp
                                          9. 4 Ever 2 Gether
                                          10. All Of My Heart
                                          11. The Look Of Love (Part Four)
                                          12. The Look Of Love (Encore)

                                          Peter Hook & The Light

                                          Joy Division: A Celebration

                                            Peter Hook & The Light celebrate the work of Joy Division live at Manchester Apollo in an amazing set lasting over 2 and a half hours.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Vinyl Tracklisting
                                            Disc 1
                                            Side 1

                                            1. Dead Souls
                                            2. Disorder
                                            3. Day Of The Lords
                                            4. Candidate
                                            5. Insight
                                            Side 2
                                            1. New Dawn Fades
                                            2. She's Lost Control
                                            3. Shadowplay
                                            4. Wilderness
                                            Disc 2
                                            Side 1

                                            1. Interzone
                                            2. I Remember Nothing
                                            3. Atrocity Exhibition
                                            4. Isolation
                                            Side 2
                                            1. Passover
                                            2. Colony
                                            3. A Means To An End
                                            4. Heart & Soul
                                            Disc 3
                                            Side 1

                                            1. Twenty Four Hours
                                            2. The Eternal
                                            3. Decades
                                            Side 2
                                            1. Atmosphere
                                            2. Ceremony
                                            3. Transmission
                                            4. Love Will Tear Us Apart
                                            Disc 4
                                            Side 1

                                            1. Elegia (CD)
                                            2. Cries & Whispers (CD)
                                            3. Regret (CD)
                                            4. What Do You Want From Me? (CD)
                                            5. Vanishing Point (CD)
                                            6. True Faith (CD)
                                            7. The Perfect Kiss (CD)

                                            CD Tracklisting
                                            Disc 1

                                            1. Elegia
                                            2. Cries & Whispers
                                            3. Regret
                                            4. What Do You Want From Me?
                                            5. Vanishing Point
                                            6. True Faith
                                            7. The Perfect Kiss
                                            Disc 2
                                            1. Dead Souls
                                            2. Disorder
                                            3. Day Of The Lords
                                            4. Candidate
                                            5. Insight
                                            6. New Dawn Fades
                                            7. She's Lost Control
                                            8. Shadowplay
                                            9. Wilderness
                                            10. Interzone
                                            11. I Remember Nothing
                                            Disc 3
                                            1. Atrocity Exhibition
                                            2. Isolation
                                            3. Passover
                                            4. Colony
                                            5. A Means To An End
                                            6. Heart & Soul
                                            7. Twenty Four Hours
                                            8. The Eternal
                                            9. Decades
                                            10. Atmosphere
                                            11. Ceremony
                                            12. Transmission
                                            13. Love Will Tear Us Apart

                                            Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Brothers

                                            Last Train To Skaville - 2023 Edition

                                              “Jackie Mittoo was one of the great names in Jamaican music, manning the keyboards for the Skatalites, the Soul Vendors, and Sound Dimension - three of the greatest house bands of the 60s (and I mean anywhere, not just in Jamaica).” - Pitchfork

                                              New one-off press transparent green double vinyl edition of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Jackie Mittoo and The Soul Brothers ‘Last Train To Skaville’, featuring classic tracks recorded at Studio One.

                                              Jackie Mittoo is one of the most important artists in the history of Jamaican music. As founding member of the legendary Skatalites, as in-house arranger / producer at Studio One and as a solo artist in his own right, leading groups such as The Soul Brothers, Sound Dimension and Soul Vendors.

                                              These classic and rare recordings were made in the mid-1960s at Studio One. The Soul Brothers bridged the gap between Ska and the arrival of Rocksteady mixing it all up with Funk, Jazz and Latin styles.

                                              The Soul Brothers recorded at Studio One between 1965-1967, the transitionary period between Ska and Rocksteady where the music was a mixture of Funk, Latin and Jazz sometimes with a reminder of Ska and the hint of Rocksteady.

                                              The Soul Brothers were born in 1965 out of the ashes of the great Skatalites. The new group featured ex-Skatalites members Jackie Mittoo, Roland Alphonso, Johnny Moore and Lloyd Brevitt. By the end of the year the group were up and running, releasing countless addictively catchy singles and two albums, as well as becoming the new house band at Studio One, following the demise of The Skatalites.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Train To Skaville
                                              2. Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers – James Bond
                                              3. The Soul Brothers – Voodoo Moon
                                              4. The Soul Brothers – Ska Shuffle
                                              5. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Take Ten
                                              6. The Soul Brothers – Chicken And Booze
                                              7. The Soul Brothers – Honey Pot
                                              8. The Soul Brothers – Mr Flint
                                              9. Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites – Dr Ring Ding
                                              10. The Soul Brothers – Got My Boogaloo
                                              11. Roland Alphonso & The Studio One Orchestra – From Russia With Love
                                              12. Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers – Ska-Culation
                                              13. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Home Made
                                              14. Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers – Sufferer's Choice
                                              15. The Soul Brothers – One Stop
                                              16. The Soul Brothers – Hot And Cold

                                              Gotts Street Park

                                              On The Inside

                                                On The Inside, the debut album from Gotts Street Park, is more than an album – it’s an invitation. “We want listeners to feel like they’re stepping into a room with us, peering into our process,” say the acclaimed Leeds trio, describing a genre-hopping odyssey that acts as a diary of everything their relationship encompasses, both as collaborators and close friends.

                                                The group was formed in Leeds by Josh Crocker (bass, production), Tom Henry (keys) and Joe Harris (guitar). What began as an outlet for their shared love for sixties Motown, soon became a jewel in the Yorkshire scene’s creative crown, with millions of Spotify streams to their name and some of hip-hop and pop’s most exciting emerging voices requesting collaborations: Celeste, Kali Uchis, Cosima and Rejjje Snow are just a few of the acts the band have individually written/produced for.


                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Side A
                                                1. Summer Breeze (feat. Rosie Lowe)
                                                2. Tell Me Why (feat. Olive Jones)
                                                3. Shiloh
                                                4. Got To Be Good (feat. Pip Millett)
                                                5. Fuego
                                                6. Mountains (feat. ENNY)
                                                Side B
                                                1. Strawberry Dream
                                                2. Fool For Love (feat. Pip Millett)
                                                3. Purple
                                                4.Are You Still A Friend? (feat. Flikka)
                                                5. Portofino (feat. Parthenope)
                                                6. Walk Away

                                                Laura Misch

                                                Sample The Sky

                                                  Following her signing to One Little Independent Records, London-based multidisciplinary artist and producer Laura Misch announces the release of her long-awaited debut album, ‘Sample The Sky’.

                                                  An enchanting journey through London’s wild edgelands, the LP is an ode care, connection and listening to the natural world.

                                                  ‘Sample The Sky’ responds to nature’s patterns through organic electronic productions, embodied lyrics, wind inspired saxophone, singing and synthesis all woven into intricately crafted leftfield pop songs. 

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1 Hide To Seek
                                                  2 Light Years
                                                  3 Portals
                                                  4 Outer Edges
                                                  5 Listen To The Sky
                                                  6 Widening Circles
                                                  7 City Lungs
                                                  8 Sax Rise
                                                  9 Wild Swim
                                                  10 Birdseye

                                                  Flamingods

                                                  Head Of Pomegranate

                                                    Flamingods return with new album 'Head of Pomegranate', recorded in Atlanta by Grammy award-winning producer Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, M.I.A.).

                                                    The much-loved London quartet have now been crafting their distinctive genre-defying music for over a decade now. Stylistically and in typical nature of a Flamingods record, there are a lot of genres and sounds covered. Weaving through genres of psychedelia, new wave, electronica and punk – often within the same song – is a bit of a specialty for the band, as is their knack for blending in influences from their unique cultural heritages and love of 70s British rock and roll. ‘We’re a band of mixed-race boys making alternative rock music, something that’s quite rare within our scene. We’re very much influenced by our heritage but aren’t engrossed in making traditional or obvious rock music. We’d rather make it our own.’

                                                    Album opener and first single Dreams (On The Strip) sets the tone for the record, with its moody synthesizers, gritty drum machines and euphoric chorus. It’s a new era for the band and they want you to know this from the get-go.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Side A:
                                                    1. Dreams (On A Strip)
                                                    2. Adana
                                                    3. The Dip
                                                    4. Dirty Money
                                                    5. Gutterball
                                                    6. Born Lucky

                                                    Side B:
                                                    7. Volta Rocket
                                                    8. Tall Glass
                                                    9. Perfumed Garden
                                                    10. Eastern Cowboys
                                                    11. Head Of Pomegranate

                                                    Betty Davis

                                                    Is It Love Or Desire? - 2023 Reissue

                                                      Betty Davis was a musical maverick with vision. Image, substance, sex, and grit combined with a badass band that could deliver the funk bed backbone to the sultry music between the sheets. After cutting two notorious discs for the Just Sunshine label (Betty Davis and They Say I’m Different), and Nasty Gal for Island Records, Davis went to work on her most personal and expressive record yet. After capturing 10 hard-hitting tracks in 1976 at the remote Studio In The Country (Louisiana), a creative difference with her then label caused the platter to be unexpectedly shelved. Davis would cut one final album and soon retreat from the music business, completely disappearing from the public eye.

                                                      Is It Love Or Desire is a little-known gem in the Davis catalog. Mastered from the original tapes, and untouched for over 30 years, this release features detailed liner notes, the originally intended artwork housed in a lavishly packaged digipak, rare photos, archival material, and recent interviews with Davis and her skin-tight band Funk House.

                                                      Never bootlegged, never released, never heard until now, the secret story of this lost album will finally enter the history books and cement this bold soul sisters contributions to music and popular culture. Its time to get down…


                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Is It Love Or Desire
                                                      Whorey Angel
                                                      It's So Good
                                                      Crashin' From Passion
                                                      When Romance Says Goodbye
                                                      Bottom Of The Barrel
                                                      Stars Starve
                                                      You Know
                                                      Let's Get Personal
                                                      Bar Hoppin'
                                                      For My Man

                                                      The Streets

                                                      The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light

                                                        Twenty years on from their debut album 'Original Pirate Material', which hit the charts in 2002, changing UKG & hip-hop forever, Mike Skinner still finds himself an iconic pioneer of British music.

                                                        First full The Streets album since 2011, the new Album has been in the works for 5 years with all songs written by Mike Skinner unlike the previously released 2020 mixtape 'None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive' which was a collaborative project.

                                                        The album is a classic Streets album - filled with Skinner’s trademark lyrical wizardry and beats honed over a decade of building his other career as a legitimate bass/rap DJ in clubs - all songs written by Skinner but featuring vocal contributions from longtime collaborators Kevin Mark Trail and Robert Harvey, as well as a track featuring Teef. The songs on the album soundtrack the film and also play the role of narrator of the film at times - and whilst neither the album or film exist without each other - both can be enjoyed separately.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Side A
                                                        1. Too Much Yayo
                                                        2. Money Isn’t Everything
                                                        3. Walk Of Shame
                                                        4. Something To Hide
                                                        5. Shake Hands With Shadows
                                                        6. Not A Good Idea
                                                        7. Bright Sunny Day
                                                        Side B
                                                        1. The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light
                                                        2. Funny Dream
                                                        3. Gonna Hurt When This Is Over
                                                        4. Kick The Can
                                                        5. Each Day Gives
                                                        6. Someone Else’s Tune
                                                        7. Troubled Waters
                                                        8. Good Old Daze

                                                        The Drums

                                                        Jonny

                                                          On his latest album as The Drums, New York-based indie pop artist Jonny Pierce plunges into the work of healing from childhood trauma and the long shadow it casts over adulthood

                                                          The sparkling, eponymous Jonny unfurls a love letter to a galaxy of younger selves, all hungry to be nourished, all rejoicing now that they finally get to belong. Playful, heartbreaking, raucous, and serene all in turn, Jonny embraces the mess of life in all its facets. It renders the magic that happens when you fall in love with yourself down to the marrow.

                                                          Soaring to alt- pop prestige on arrival, The Drums have released studio albums that deftly walk the line of aching melancholy and irresistible pop sensibilities, presented through a kaleidoscope of pastel guitars, reverb, modular synthesizers and drum machines. It's a sound that's wholly unique, and unmistakably The Drums.

                                                          The Vacant Lots

                                                          Interiors

                                                            ‘Interiors’ is the fifth studio album by Brooklyn-based minimalist post-punk/synth-pop duo The Vacant Lots. The 8 songs on ‘Interiors’ synthesise all of the band’s past work while pushing forward into the future. It’s Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen’s darkest and most visionary work yet. Ethereal metallic synths and blistering electronics are driven by disco-on-downers dance beats lashed with gutter-rock guitar riffs and icy detached vocals with evocatively concise and lacerating lyrics.

                                                            Recorded over many sleepless nights and amphetamine-fueled mornings in the project’s isolated Brooklyn bunker home studios, the album follows the band’s minimal is maximal aesthetic coalescing into dark bedroom anthems for loners and lovers with nods to 70s/80s punk and nightclub music ala Joy Division, Iggy Pop’s The Idiot, Depeche Mode, and New Order. On the lead single “Amnesia,” Jared Artaud says "It’s about dealing with duality and integrating the conflicting feelings within a relationship. It’s about feeling dissociative and getting burned by the fire. Then coping with how this inevitably leads to the dissolution of the relationship. This is a mantra for all the songs on the album."

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Amnesia
                                                            2. Paradise
                                                            3. Ashes
                                                            4. Evacuation
                                                            5. Destruction
                                                            6. Scars
                                                            7. Endgame
                                                            8. Damaged Goods

                                                            The Mary Wallopers

                                                            Irish Rock N Roll

                                                              Irish Rock ’n’ Roll is due for release on October 6th and follows last year’s hugely acclaimed self-titled debut (“these youngsters are all about presenting vibrancy, saltiness and edge via roots music from a bygone age, at a moment when such qualities are all but absent form contemporary pop” Mojo).

                                                              If every album an artist makes offers a snapshot of where they stand at that point, then the picture presented by Irish Rock ’n’ Roll is one of a band preparing to go stratospheric. It’s an album that manages to perfectly capture the chaos, humour and excitement of the band’s recent live shows whilst also showcasing the incredible emotional of the traditional ballads that they play (both in songs passed down from previous generations and - for the first time on this record - their own songs that promise to be passed down to future generations). One of those traditional ballads - Wexford - is the second single from the album following The Holy Ground and it’s online everywhere now.

                                                              “Heirs to The Dubliners and The Pogues. Joyous, chaotic and irreverent” - Uncut.


                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Side A
                                                              1. The Bauld O Donoghue
                                                              2. The Holy Ground
                                                              3. Rakes Of Poverty
                                                              4. The Rich Man And The Poor Man
                                                              5. The Idler
                                                              6. Madam I’m A Darlin’
                                                              Side B
                                                              7. Vultures Of Christmas
                                                              8. The Turfman From Ardee
                                                              9. Hot Asphalt
                                                              10. Wexford
                                                              11. The Blarney Stone
                                                              12. Rothsea O
                                                              13. Gates Of Heaven

                                                              The Rolling Stones

                                                              Sweet Sounds Of Heaven

                                                                Sweet Sounds Of Heaven, the second single from The Rolling Stones' highly anticipated new studio album, Hackney Diamonds, is released physically on 13th October via Polydor Records. Featuring vocals by Lady Gaga, alongside Stevie Wonder on Fender Rhodes, Moog and piano. 



                                                                The Umlauts

                                                                Slags

                                                                  There are few things in life quite as mesmerising or outrageously euphoric as the nine-strong Umlauts army effervescing in fulsome force. Rebelling against labels, transcending borders of land and time - packed with twin vocalists equally competent in their skewering south-London drawl as they are in German, Italian or French - as in touch with the nostalgias of First-Generation post-punk or 80s pop as they are with the techniks of contemporary pop or big beat dance - the Umlauts are paragons of trans-europe excess, dripping with inarguable edge; shambling wildly from chaotic cool to bombastically exquisite order; invested with unhinging, socio-political bite, dancing in a rave of their own.

                                                                  Compiling the best of the Umlauts first two EPs - Ü (2021) and Another Fact (2022) - and appended with a clutch of new material - Slags offers the most comprehensive versioning of this Umlauts experience as yet extant on record; a salacious digest of wild experiments present and past.

                                                                  Taking its title from the by-product of the smelting of metals - the not-so-subtle cheapness in wordplay is relevant too - the music of Slags also represents a work of immense amounts of energy and heat. From their breakthrough EP Ü, aptly opening the record is thunderous live staple ‘Energy Plan’, defined by quote from multi-disciplinary artist Joseph Beuys and charged with post-industrial foreboding. Also plucked from that record comes the puckish splatterpunk of ‘Um Politik’, and radio ‘hit’, ‘Boiler Suits and Combat Boots’, a mission-statement satire against cultural uniformity, and perhaps the ultimate epitome of the Umlauts disco war march, stylish as fuck.

                                                                  And if their first EP was in their own words, basically an ‘accident’, its follow-up Another Fact is by all evidence a work of more immaculate designs. With the addition of Italo-disco influences, and of Caroline’s Magdalena McLean on violin duties, The Umlauts sound lifted towards more operatic and nuances heights - the tense violin bow sweeps on ‘Non è Ancora,’ or ‘Frightened’, or the delicious synth-popping sheen of ‘Sweat’ adding yet further spikes of melodrama to their sound. Not forgetting the , That EP’s title track proffers an appropriately magnificent closer here - the slow burning, heavy hitting techno vision loaded with string stabs, balalaikas, and a bicycle pump - an epic in every sense.
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                                                                  And, alongside the ‘Slags’ , the three new tunes included here are the ‘Slugs’ of the Umlauts’ Oeuvre “Like slugs, the band say, they are slippery, maybe slipperiness describes our approach best, ideas glued together with plasmic sludge, searching for something, enjoying the search.”

                                                                  Speaking out against “acts of harassment by those whose duty should be to protect” - ‘Dance and Go’ delivers a squelchy, undulating, irresistible dance-punk drive. ‘Mad Blue Love’ rants against rants against relationships built on the sandy grounds of false expectations, while ‘Prédateur’s’ Swaying Art-pop curiosities strings out one of the band’s most intricate arrangements to date.


                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Side A
                                                                  Energy Plan
                                                                  Dance & Go
                                                                  Frightened
                                                                  Boiler Suits & Combat Boots
                                                                  Non È Ancora
                                                                  Side B
                                                                  Mad Blue Love
                                                                  Sweat
                                                                  Um Politik
                                                                  Prédateur
                                                                  Another Fact

                                                                  Wisely armed with bliss to fight our age of calamity, LA psych-kraut explorers Hooveriii return with their pastoral and expansive 4th album “Pointe.”

                                                                  “Pointe” is not the sound of Hooveriii maturing. It’s the sound of a band at the height of their power ascending.

                                                                  There’s a moment leading up to each decision where, for a brief instant, there are infinite possibilities that have yet to be distilled into a singular outcome. It’s a phenomenon that has been explored over the years by novelists like Graham Greene and a concept that Hooveriii frontman Bert Hoover also feels inexplicably drawn towards. “I find that period in time to be fascinating, maybe I’m in it often, but a lot of these songs take place in that moment and that moment can last for years,” he explains. This idea lies at the conceptual core of Hooveriii’s fourth album Pointe, a collection of songs that features musicians from the band’s past and present and sees them collectively exploring musical geography that Hooveriii hasn’t explored in the past. “We just wanted to do something different,” Hoover says. “We were feeling a little burnt on guitar rock and really wanted to challenge ourselves.”

                                                                  The result is an album that was inspired by everything from the ‘60s psychedelic act Pisces to Phil Lynott’s solo releases and pioneering electronic acts like Tangerine Dream, to craft a collection of songs that are more about creating a specific type of feeling than fitting into a specific genre. “I feel like on this album we were bringing a lot of influences to the forefront that we never had the maturity to accomplish before while also leaning into the humor a little bit and avoiding being full-on ‘serious songwriters,’” Hoover adds. Correspondingly, the music roster on Pointe features Hoover, Kaz Mirblouk, James Novick, Owen Barrett, Gabe Flores, Gabriel Salomon, Anna Wallace, Paco Casanova, Matt Zuk, Jon Modaff, Shaughnessy Starr, Olaf Selland and Ari B. Jones and was—and unlike previous Hooveriii releases—was recorded over an extended period of time and was both consciously and subconsciously inspired by the touring the band did in support of 2021’s Water For The Frogs and 2022’s A Round Of Applause. “I’m really grateful for all of the people who contributed to this album and it’s a long list of people but it’s important that they are all listed because we all really pulled together to make this album,” Hoover adds.

                                                                  “Every record is kind of a response to the last record and I like listening to people’s discographies like that,” Hoover explains. “When we finished A Round Of Applause we were in rock mode playing with a lot of rock and psych bands and I was really thinking about what do you do with a fourth record?” The answer turns out to be something more esoteric and less predictable than a guitar-driven album while retaining the core of the band’s sound, which has made the Los Angeles-based act such an exciting act to watch evolve. From the spacey groove of the opener “Prom” to the expansive, synth-friendly ballad “This Rock” and the epic future-folk experimentation of the album’s closer “Dreaming” (which features vocals by Wallace), Pointe is an album that references the past while stretching toward an unknown future. “I think that our intuition going forward is to keep ourselves surprised and keep people who like us surprised, hopefully without isolating anyone,” he adds.

                                                                  When it comes to the lyrics for Pointe, Hoover says that while some of these are more personal than his previous material, it’s important for him to leave the actual content up to each listener’s own interpretation. “I like songs where people can admit to being deadbeats even if it is more of a character or you’re reflecting on one aspect of your personality,” he explains. “It’s also a transitional record in a lot of ways because sonically we wanted to drift away for album number four.” Correspondingly, Hoover considers “This Rock” to be a love song. But it could just as easily be about existential dread or the way that another person can change one’s orientation to the universe. Or the countless small decisions that can lead up to an outcome and the way our own smallness can be a catalyst for putting something out into the world that can affect so many other people in unexpected and important ways. Or maybe it is about none of these things, it’s whatever it means to you.

                                                                  More than anything else Pointe feels like a full circle moment for Hooveriii, which has evolved from a bedroom solo project into an expansive band that features an army of talented musicians and contributors. “In a lot of ways, Pointe feels like an epilogue to one phase of the band and a prologue to the next one,” Hoover says of how the band’s latest release fits into their musical catalog. Pointe is a collection of songs that weren’t recorded in a linear fashion but that fit together in a way that feels almost cosmic in nature. In other words, it’s Hooveriii at their most creative and undistilled. “I don't really care about trying to push the envelope forward,” However admits, looking back at the long road leading up to completing the album. “I care about making a good record that sounds cohesive—and I feel like with this one, we did a good job.”

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Side A
                                                                  1. Prom
                                                                  2. The Tall Grass
                                                                  3. This Rock
                                                                  4. Can't You Hear Me Calling?
                                                                  5. I Am Alive
                                                                  Side B
                                                                  6. The Game
                                                                  7. Circling The Square
                                                                  8. The Ship That I Sail
                                                                  9. Dreaming

                                                                  Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders

                                                                  Sons Of The City Ditch

                                                                    “Pat Todd is a true American Original. Raw real and passionate – that’s what I think of when I hear the name, Pat Todd. The Rankoutsiders project continues his tradition of delivering the goods to the people who need ‘em! And boy do we need Mr Todd and his Rankoutsiders, now more than ever.” ~Eddie Spaghetti, The Supersuckers.

                                                                    A resurgent Dog Meat Records is thrilled and proud to release a new album by a resurgent rock'n'roller and an old friend, PAT TODD and his band THE RANKOUTSIDERS. The seventh album by LA's finest rock'n'roll band comes some 36 years after the label's first dalliances with Pat, back when he fronted the legendary Lazy Cowgirls. The new album shows that Pat has lost none of his spark, that his voice and songwriting have only gotten stronger, and that he's got another killer band behind him, one that mixes classic '70s punk rock roots with country, blues and rock'n'roll in a manner that sits somewhere between Exile on Main Street and LAMF.

                                                                    The new album is highlighted as usual by Pat Todd's fantastic songs. A prolific writer with an eye on life in the margins - whether they be in small towns or the big sprawling city he has called home for 40 years - Todd routinely hits the mark where youth and the advancement of age find common ground in alienation and wilfulness. Pat knows that rock’n’roll is not necessarily a young person's game, and nor is it a glamourous one; the name he gave this band accurately points to where he and they are coming from. New originals like 'All We Have To Show', the horn-riffing rocker 'Living In A World of Hurt' and the raucous country-folk punker 'Goodbye to the World' are up there with anything he has ever written, and the Rankoutsiders play them even better than ever. Indeed, a couple of choice covers - a version of 'Hi Ho Silver Lining', sung by guitarist Nick Alexander and cut before Jeff Beck's unfortunate passing, and a version of David Johansen's old heartbreaker 'Donna' cut before word of Martin Scorsese’s Johansen documentary got out - shows by comparison to the original versions just how well these guys can crank it out.

                                                                    For over 20 years - from the early 80s to the early 00’s- Pat Todd fronted the undisputed Los Angeles roots-punk kings: THE LAZY COWGIRLS. Having landed in LA from the mid-west-meets-the south outpost of Vincennes, Indiana early in the decade, the Cowgirls sparked a new LA punk scene; their live album Radio Cowgirl was the first release on scene prime mover SFTRI -and ultimately inspired a resurgence of classic 1976 Ramones/Saints/ Heartbreakers-style punk that stretched across the US into Europe, Japan and elsewhere, inspiring bands like the New Bomb Turks, Oblivions, Teengenerate, Onyas and countless others.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    01. Livin' In A World Of Hurt
                                                                    02. All We Have To Show
                                                                    03. State Line
                                                                    04 . Donna
                                                                    05. Cheap Shot Artist
                                                                    06. Long In The Tooth (Before The Dolls)
                                                                    07. Stagger & Swagger
                                                                    08. Venus De Millo Broke My Back
                                                                    09. Back Down In The Basement
                                                                    10. Hi Ho Silver Lining
                                                                    11. Goodbye To The World
                                                                    12. Sons Of The City Ditch

                                                                    The Chills

                                                                    Brave Words - 2023 Reissue (Expanded And Remastered)

                                                                      “The songwriter that helped kick off indie rock as we know it" NPR…

                                                                      Remixed and remastered under the supervision of Martin Phillipps, this expanded edition of The Chills’ debut album is reissued for the first time in over 35 years. The newly mixed edition features additional rarities and unreleased tracks from The Chills vaults, along with brand new reimagined artwork by Martin Phillipps and a host of additional liner notes.

                                                                      Originally produced by Mayo Thompson (Pere Ubu/Red Krayola) and featuring standout tracks ‘Wet Blanket’, ‘Night Of Chills Blue’, this extended 18-track edition includes much-lauded tracks from the era, such as ‘House With A Hundred Rooms’ and the awesome ‘Party In My Heart’.

                                                                      Part of the 80s extraordinarily vibrant and innovative independent music scene in New Zealand, The Chills became flag bearers, taking the Dunedin sound, as championed by the Flying Nun label, to the world. Long recognised as one of New Zealand's most influential bands, Brave Words is a shining example of their unique sound and has been praised as a masterpiece by critics and fans alike.

                                                                      “‘Brave Words’ may well be The Chills' finest album.” AllMusic.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Side A
                                                                      A1 Push (Remastered)
                                                                      A2 Rain (Remastered)
                                                                      A3 Speak For Yourself (Remastered)
                                                                      A4 Look For The Good In Others And They'll See The Good In You (Remastered)
                                                                      A5 Wet Blanket (Remastered)
                                                                      A6 Ghosts (Remastered)
                                                                      Side B
                                                                      B1 Dan Destiny And The Silver Dawn (Remastered)
                                                                      B2 Night Of Chill Blue (Remastered)
                                                                      B3 16 Heart-Throbs (Remastered)
                                                                      B4 Brave Words (Remastered)
                                                                      B5 Dark Carnival (Remastered)
                                                                      B6 Creep (Remastered)
                                                                      Side C
                                                                      C1 The Oncoming Day (Remastered)
                                                                      C2 I Think I’d Thought I'd Nothing Else To Think About (Remastered)
                                                                      C3 House With A Hundred Rooms (Remastered)
                                                                      Side D
                                                                      D1 Party In My Heart (Remastered)
                                                                      D2 Living In A Jungle (Remastered)
                                                                      D3 Rain (Alternate Instrumental Version - Remastered)

                                                                      The Chills

                                                                      Kaleidoscope World - 2023 Reissue (Expanded Edition)

                                                                        This is what a living legend looks and sounds like” Rolling Stone.

                                                                        The Chills reissue their celebrated early singles compilation, this 24-track expanded version of Kaleidoscope World gathers together tracks from the ‘Dunedin Double’ compilation, live recordings, ‘Doledrums’ single and the band’s seminal ‘Pink Frost’.

                                                                        The collection also contains ‘The Lost EP’, with early takes on their groundbreaking ‘Submarine Bells’ album, alongside the aching ‘I Love My Leather Jacket’, perfectly illustrating the rollercoaster ride of Martin Phillipps and The Chills as portrayed in the award film The Triumph And The Tragedy Of Martin Phillipps.

                                                                        “Singer/guitarist Martin Phillipps’ group was at the forefront of the extraordinary little guitar-pop scene in New Zealand in the early ’80s.. Kaleidoscope World is the major document of their early era.” Pitchfork

                                                                        Part of the 80’s extraordinarily vibrant and innovative independent music scene in New Zealand, The Chills became flag bearers, taking the Dunedin sound, as championed by the Flying Nun label, to the world. Long recognised as one of New Zealand's most influential bands, Kaleidoscope World is a definitive artifact from Martin Phillipps’ groundbreaking project.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Side A
                                                                        A1 Kaleidoscope World
                                                                        A2 Satin Doll
                                                                        A3 Frantic Drift
                                                                        A4 Rolling Moon
                                                                        A5 Bite
                                                                        Side B
                                                                        B1 Flame Thrower
                                                                        B2 Pink Frost
                                                                        B3 Purple Girl
                                                                        B4 This Is The Way
                                                                        B5 Never Never Go
                                                                        B6 Don't Even Know Her Name
                                                                        B7 Bee Bah Bee Bah Bee Boe
                                                                        Side C
                                                                        C1 Whole Weird World
                                                                        C2 Dream By Dream
                                                                        C3 Doledrums
                                                                        C4 Hidden Bay
                                                                        C5 I Love My Leather Jacket
                                                                        C6 The Great Escape
                                                                        Side D
                                                                        D1 Oncoming Day (Early Version)
                                                                        D2 Dan Destiny And The Silver Dawn (Unplugged)
                                                                        D3 Martyn’s Doctor Told Me
                                                                        D4 I'll Only See You Alone Again
                                                                        D5 Green-Eyed Owl (Live)
                                                                        D6 Smile From A Dead Dead Face (Live)

                                                                        Upchuck

                                                                        Bite The Hand That Feeds

                                                                          RIYL: Amyl & the Sniffers, Black Flag, Thee Oh Sees, Bad Brains, MC5

                                                                          Channeling the speed of youth and the heaviness of a fleshy, lived life in equal proportion, Upchuck’s second LP, Bite the Hand That Feeds, is a Trojan Horse par excellence, craftily smuggling in waves of sentimental emotion and clever pop songwriting under a veil of pulsing rhythms and scorching riffs. What binds Upchuck together is a purity of intention, an organic loyalty to a thick knot of uncalculated friendships, struggles, and desires. These are songs about the joy of continuing to live, songs that find each other in the rush of a crushing reality, propelling the listener onward towards a collective release, however brief it may last. Themes of surviving through the night, youth-blinded love, cheap champagne soaked back-alley parties, and chaotic street protests are subsumed under a single unifying thread: the needs we have for one another, our shared hunger for connection. In a world saturated with arbitrary rules and paper-thin moralism, Upchuck offer free­dom through sensation, a type of unserious transcendence found through the swirl of bodies melting into one another in the passion of dance. With Bite the Hand That Feeds, Upchuck isn’t trying to tell anyone how to live. Rather, they are simply trying to find a way to make life more worth living for both themselves and their friends—if the music compels you to move, you might as well consider yourself their friend too.

                                                                          Shortly after the release of their debut album Sense Yourself, Upchuck absconded to Southern California to record Bite the Hand That Feeds, enlisting the production talents of Ty Segall and the airy reprieve of his secluded Topanga Canyon home studio. Upchuck credits Segall, who recorded the entire record live to tape over the span of five days, with helping to elevate the arrangements of their second record to bold new heights—fans of Segall’s extensive catalog will undoubtedly recognize the shadow of his creative touch in Bite the Hand That Feeds’ commanding, layered drum polyrhythms, tasteful use of oddball effects, and fuzzed out, every-guitar-pushed-into-the-red ethos.

                                                                          All the same, final credit for Upchuck’s evolution from Sense Yourself to Bite the Hand That Feeds must be paid to the band itself. Following the release of their debut LP, Upchuck embarked upon a break-neck string of live shows, touring alongside the likes of Segall’s Fuzz, Amyl and the Sniffers, Negative Approach, OFF!, and Sub­humans. The razor tight focus of Bite the Hand That Feeds was forged in the fire of these live shows, speaking directly to the power of their in-person presence—these are songs meant to be heard pressed up against a barricade, blasted through dimed guitar amps placed so close to your ears that you can practically reach out and touch them.

                                                                          In its totality, Bite the Hand That Feeds offers a sonic portrait of what it feels like to be young and caught up in the thrill of it all, coursing between ripping dance grooves and thundering dirges, anti-self-serious crowd anthems and charming pop hooks.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. Freaky
                                                                          2. Hush Toy
                                                                          3. Shaken
                                                                          4. Reaper
                                                                          5. Crashing
                                                                          6. Freedoom
                                                                          7. Toothless
                                                                          8. Hierba Mala
                                                                          9. NYAG
                                                                          10. Scrugg
                                                                          11. Long Gone
                                                                          12. Crossfire
                                                                          13. It Comes

                                                                          Johnny Cash

                                                                          Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous - 2023 Reissue

                                                                            Originally released in 1958 on Sun Records, Johnny Cash's second album was a smash success, with singles such as "I Walk The Line", "Guess Things Happen That Way", and "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" shooting to the top of the charts and earning Cash a reputation as one of country's greatest songwriters and performers. The Man In Black is accompanied by Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant, known at the time as The Tennessee Two. The album was produced by Sun Records founder, Sam Phillips, and Jack Clement.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            SIDE A
                                                                            Ballad Of A Teenage Dream
                                                                            There You Go
                                                                            I Walk The Line
                                                                            Don’t Make Me Go
                                                                            Guess Things Happen That Way
                                                                            Train Of Love
                                                                            SIDE B
                                                                            The Ways Of A Woman In Love
                                                                            Next In Line
                                                                            You’re The Nearest Thing To Heaven
                                                                            I Can’t Help If If I’m Still In Love With You
                                                                            Home Of The Blues
                                                                            Big River

                                                                            The Chieftones

                                                                            The New Smooth And Different Sound Billed

                                                                              Billed as “Canada’s All Indian Band,” the Tsimshian Nation garage band The Chieftones stormed the U.S. in the mid-’60s with their own brand of native rock n’ roll. More Buddy Holly than Link Wray, The New Smooth and Different Sound compiles their debut single for Wisconsin’s lauded Cuca label and adds a dozen previously unissued demos from their brief time in the Driftless region.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                              1. Don’t Let It Bother You
                                                                              2. Don’t Dare
                                                                              3. Indian Wedding
                                                                              4. You’re My Angel
                                                                              5. I Need Your Lovin’
                                                                              6. I Won’t Be Around
                                                                              7. Do Lord

                                                                              SIDE B
                                                                              8. I Shouldn’t Have Did What I Done
                                                                              9. The Sun Is Shining
                                                                              10. Ebony Eyes
                                                                              11. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
                                                                              12. Cutie From The Beauty Shop
                                                                              13. You Don’t Need Me Anymore
                                                                              14. Don’t You Leave Me Behind

                                                                              Pink Floyd

                                                                              The Dark Side Of The Moon - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                Pink Floyd announced the upcoming stand-alone release of the newly remastered ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ on CD, LP and Blu-ray. These versions will be released on October 13th.

                                                                                First released as part of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ 50th Anniversary Box Set, this is the first time that the new mix of the classic album will be available on its own in physical formats. The Blu-ray contains the Dolby Atmos mix, a 5.1 Surround mix and the remastered Stereo mix. The package comes with commemorative postcards, stickers and a 24-page booklet.

                                                                                Originally released in 1973 and becoming one of the most iconic and influential albums ever, Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ continues to find new audiences globally. The famous sleeve, which depicts a prism spectrum, was designed by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis and drawn by George Hardie. ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

                                                                                The Cranberries

                                                                                To The Faithful Departed - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                  Deluxe reissue of the third album by the Cranberries that sold over 6 million units worldwide, reached number one in six countries and became the band’s highest-charting album on the US Billboard 200.

                                                                                  In this deluxe reissue the original album has been remastered by John Dent @ Metropolis, and, on the 2LP versions, split over 3 vinyl sides with a 4th side featuring bonus tracks including three unreleased album demos recorded with producer Tim Palmer in Paris.

                                                                                  The digital and 3CD set includes unreleased outtakes and early mixes of the studio album and twelve rare live tracks recorded on the band’s 1996 “Free to Decide” tour and the 2LP and 3CD versions include a 4000 sleevenote about the making of the album based on interviews with the remaining members conducted by band archivist Eoin Devereux.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1LP
                                                                                  LP1 - Side A
                                                                                  Hollywood
                                                                                  Salvation
                                                                                  When You're Gone
                                                                                  Free To Decide
                                                                                  War Child
                                                                                  Forever Yellow Skies
                                                                                  The Rebels
                                                                                  LP1 - Side B
                                                                                  Just Shot John Lennon
                                                                                  Electric Blue
                                                                                  I'm Still Remembering
                                                                                  Will You Remember?
                                                                                  Joe
                                                                                  Bosnia

                                                                                  2LP Deluxe
                                                                                  LP1 - Side A
                                                                                  Hollywood
                                                                                  Salvation
                                                                                  When You're Gone
                                                                                  Free To Decide
                                                                                  War Child
                                                                                  LP1 - Side B
                                                                                  Forever Yellow Skies
                                                                                  The Rebels
                                                                                  Intermission
                                                                                  Just Shot John Lennon
                                                                                  Electric Blue
                                                                                  LP2 - Side C
                                                                                  I'm Still Remembering
                                                                                  Will You Remember?
                                                                                  Joe
                                                                                  Bosnia
                                                                                  Cordell
                                                                                  LP2 - Side D
                                                                                  The Picture I View
                                                                                  Go Your Own Way
                                                                                  When You're Gone (Paris Demo)
                                                                                  I Just Shot John Lennon (Paris Demo
                                                                                  Free To Decide (Paris Demo)

                                                                                  3CD Deluxe:
                                                                                  Disc One – To The Faithful Departed – Deluxe Remaster
                                                                                  Hollywood
                                                                                  Salvation
                                                                                  When You're Gone
                                                                                  Free To Decide
                                                                                  War Child
                                                                                  Forever Yellow Skies
                                                                                  The Rebels
                                                                                  Intermission
                                                                                  I Just Shot John Lennon
                                                                                  Electric Blue
                                                                                  I'm Still Remembering
                                                                                  Will You Remember?
                                                                                  Joe
                                                                                  Cordell
                                                                                  Bosnia
                                                                                  The Picture I View
                                                                                  Go Your Own Way
                                                                                  Disc Two – Unreleased Demos And Outtakes
                                                                                  When You're Gone (Paris Demo)
                                                                                  I Just Shot John Lennon (Paris Demo)
                                                                                  Free To Decide (Paris Demo)
                                                                                  The Rebels (Outtake)
                                                                                  Hollywood (Outtake)
                                                                                  Cordell (Early Mix)
                                                                                  Bosnia (Early Mix)
                                                                                  Salvation (Early Mix)
                                                                                  When You're Gone (Early Mix)
                                                                                  Electric Blue (Early Mix)
                                                                                  Intermission (Early Mix)
                                                                                  Joe (Early Mix)
                                                                                  Free To Decide (Alternate Mix)
                                                                                  Disc Three – 1996 Free To Decide Tour
                                                                                  Intermission + Forever Yellow Skies (Live In Toronto)
                                                                                  Sunday (Live In Toronto)
                                                                                  Linger (Live In Toronto)
                                                                                  The Rebels (Live In Toronto)
                                                                                  Waltzing Back (Live In Toronto)
                                                                                  I Can't Be With You (Live In Toronto)
                                                                                  Free To Decide (Live In Detroit)
                                                                                  Dreams (Live In Detroit)
                                                                                  Hollywood (Live In Detroit)
                                                                                  Zombie (Live In Detroit)
                                                                                  Dreaming My Dreams (Live In Detroit)
                                                                                  The Icicle Melts (Live In Detroit)
                                                                                  Salvation (Live At Milton Keynes Bowl)

                                                                                  The Pretty Things

                                                                                  SF Sorrow - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                    The unequivocal psychedelic Rock opera gets new life once more in the form of a brand-new reissue via Madfish

                                                                                    Touted as the world's first Rock opera & one of the great classics of the psychedelic era, the album stands favourable comparison with "Sgt Pepper" & "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" as one of the defining records of its time.

                                                                                    Recorded at Abbey Road in 1967 & 1968, it was one of the first true concept albums that pre-dates The Who's 'Tommy' by a year. Exploring the life of a single character & his journey in learning to trust people & ultimate disillusionment, 'S.F. Sorrow' is like none that have come before it. Walking the line between experimental rock, psychedelic pop & even sharing similarities with proto-Heavy Metal the album was years ahead of its time & still stands atop as one of the most pivotal concept albums ever.

                                                                                    Beginning with 'S.F. Sorrow Is Born', the track introduces the protagonist via folk leaning acoustic guitar. Later on in the album, proto-Heavy Metal tendencies are revealed on 'Balloon Burning'. 'Well Of Destiny's swirling progressive tendencies bleed into 'Trust' before the melancholic yet profound closure of 'Loneliest Person'

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    S.F. Sorrow Is Born ( 03:06 )
                                                                                    Bracelets ( 03:43 )
                                                                                    She Says Good Morning ( 03:26 )
                                                                                    Private Sorrow ( 03:54 )
                                                                                    Balloon Burning ( 03:53 )
                                                                                    Death ( 03:08 )
                                                                                    Baron Saturday ( 04:03 )
                                                                                    The Journey ( 02:48 )
                                                                                    I See You ( 03:58 )
                                                                                    Well Of Destiny ( 01:49 )
                                                                                    Trust ( 02:52 )
                                                                                    Old Man Going ( 03:12 )
                                                                                    Loneliest Person ( 01:32 )

                                                                                    CD Bonus Tracks
                                                                                    Defecting Grey ( 04:33 )
                                                                                    Mr. Evasion ( 03:30 ) 
                                                                                    Talkin' About The Good Times ( 03:46 ) 
                                                                                    Walking Through My Dreams ( 03:37 ) 

                                                                                    Danny Elfman

                                                                                    Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                      Celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary with this collectible zoetrope vinyl. This 2-vinyl set includes the soundtrack from the film featuring all time classics like “What’s this”, “This is Halloween” and more. Plus, check out the mesmerizing zoetrope effect on the vinyl once you play it on your record player. 

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      LP1 - Side A
                                                                                      Overture - (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
                                                                                      Opening - (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
                                                                                      This Is Halloween
                                                                                      Jack's Lament
                                                                                      Doctor Finklestein / In The Forest
                                                                                      What's This?
                                                                                      Town Meeting Song
                                                                                      LP1 - Side B
                                                                                      Jack And Sally Montage
                                                                                      Jack's Obsession
                                                                                      Kidnap The Sandy Claws
                                                                                      Making Christmas
                                                                                      LP2 - Side C
                                                                                      Nabbed
                                                                                      Oogie Boogie's Song
                                                                                      Sally's Song
                                                                                      Christmas Eve Montage
                                                                                      Poor Jack
                                                                                      LP2 - Side D
                                                                                      To The Rescue
                                                                                      Finale / Reprise
                                                                                      Closing
                                                                                      End Credits

                                                                                      The Black Dog

                                                                                      My Brutal Life

                                                                                        My Brutal Life delves into the profound aspects of our artistic endeavours encompassing brutalism, the environment, and humanity. Throughout our ongoing creative journey, we consistently gravitate towards these themes, documenting and exploring the human experience within these environments. Our unwavering fixation on Symmetry, Synchronisation, and Repetition are the driving force in our artistic expression. Moreover, we strive to peel away superficial layers to expose the underlying emotional strata of the human aspect, unearthing the often overlooked beauty within the ordinary. Although frequently disregarded, the human aspect resonates with echoes from the past, enlightening and guiding our artistic process. Even the failures encountered serve as poignant reminders of the delicate structures we construct. My Brutal Life constitutes a pivotal component within an enduring exhibition, meticulously crafted to delve into the aesthetic and human facets of brutalism.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1 It´s Not Enough 00:03:16
                                                                                        A2 My Brutal Life 00:03:36
                                                                                        A3 The Mundane 00:04:45
                                                                                        A4 Beyond The Estate Agents Window 00:03:38
                                                                                        A5 Unité D´HabitaIon 00:02:26
                                                                                        A6 Asymmetrical Living 00:03:01
                                                                                        A7 Postcards For Comfort 00:02:36
                                                                                        B1 Hey Serry 00:02:20
                                                                                        B2 Droppingwell Futures 00:04:40
                                                                                        B3 Concrete Slit 00:03:54
                                                                                        B4 Future Townscapes 00:02:40
                                                                                        B5 Minimal ReconstrucIon 00:02:31
                                                                                        B6 Villa Göth Calling 00:04:11
                                                                                        B7 Béton-Brut 00:03:40
                                                                                        B8 Kahn 00:00:51

                                                                                        Secret Machines

                                                                                        The Moth, The Lizard & The Secret Machines

                                                                                          Much like a frantic movie about "unfinished business" or "the one that got away," Secret Machines spent the past few years finally putting the finishing touches on what should have been their fourth LP. Long regarded as a lost album, The Moth, The Lizard and the Secret Machines was actually put on pause in 2010 and massaged in the aftermath of 2020's return-to-form record Awake in the Brain Chamber. This essentially makes it the missing link between that effort's brash pop songs and 2008's sorely overlooked self-titled LP.

                                                                                          "If you listen to them in order," says singer/multi-instrumentalist Brandon Curtis, "Awake in the Brain Chamber is basically a reaction to the Moth record - very tight and verse/chorus/verse/chorus rather than loose, sprawling and unconventional."

                                                                                          One key reference point of the Moth sessions was something Garza and Curtis bonded over back in their early days: the Buddhist philosophy of "first thought, best thought." A guiding principle of everyone from Beat poet Allen Ginsberg to downtown icon Arthur Russell, it's the idea that you're better off cutting riffs, beats and chords straight to tape than arranging or composing anything concrete beforehand. In other words, it's music made of fleeting moments and memories rather than rearranged verses and melodies - about as pure as a creative endeavor can be. Their long-awaited fourth LP is full of winding ear worms and hummable hooks, from its fearless, thunderstruck opener ("There's No Starting Over") and the Fripp & Eno-esque outro of "Crucifixion Time" to the broken-hearted balladry of "Run Out the Silver Light" and the sombre instrumental sequence that is "Last One Out."

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. There's No Starting Over
                                                                                          2. I Think It's Light Outside
                                                                                          3. You Want It Worse
                                                                                          4. Even Out The Overflow
                                                                                          5. Last One Out
                                                                                          6. The Answer
                                                                                          7. Crucifixion Time
                                                                                          8. Run Out The Silver Light
                                                                                          9. The Finalizer

                                                                                          The Feelies

                                                                                          Some Kinda Love: Performing The Music Of The Velvet Underground

                                                                                            18 classic songs from the Velvet Underground catalog performed by The Feelies at White Eagle Hall/ Jersey City, NJ - October 13, 2018. The Feelies have spent their entire career covering songs by the Velvet Underground and are masters of the VU sound. They toured Europe opening for Lou Reed in the 1980s, sharing meals, hanging out backstage, even joining him to perform some of his classic material. On October 13, 2018 the Feelies were invited to perform Velvet Underground songs at Jersey City, NJ’s White Eagle Hall as part of a traveling museum show of VU memorabilia.

                                                                                            This double vinyl album of 18 classic Lou Reed songs includes VU standards like “Sweet Jane,” “Rock & Roll” and “I’m Waiting for the Man” as well as rarely covered gems like “I Heard Her Call My Name” and “That’s the Story of My Life.” The Feelies are one of the most influential bands to emerge from the NY post punk scene of the late 1970s and have continued to perform together and make records for 4 decades. Includes guest performances from Bongos members James Mastro and Richard Barone.

                                                                                            Double LP Includes liner notes by veteran music journalist Howard Wuelfing. 

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            01. Sunday Morning
                                                                                            02. Who Loves The Sun
                                                                                            03. There She Goes Again
                                                                                            04. What Goes On
                                                                                            05. Sweet Jane
                                                                                            06. Head Held High
                                                                                            07. I’m Waiting For The Man
                                                                                            08. White Light/White Heat
                                                                                            09. I Heard Her Call My Name
                                                                                            10. New Age
                                                                                            11. That’s The Story Of My Life
                                                                                            12. All Tomorrow’s Parties
                                                                                            13. Rock And Roll
                                                                                            14. We’re Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
                                                                                            15. Run Run Run
                                                                                            16. I Can’t Stand It
                                                                                            17. After Hours
                                                                                            18. Oh! Sweet Nuthin’

                                                                                            East Coast Love Affair

                                                                                            I'm So Glad

                                                                                            A sweaty peak time party 12 for the start of nightclub season. We had been playing these tracks at our Athens of the North Disco Club at Sneaky Pete's in Edinburgh for some time. The club was going crazy, so we thought it was the perfect time of year to share these ECLA flips with you. 500 only.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. I'm So Glad
                                                                                            2. Miracles

                                                                                            Boygenius

                                                                                            The Rest

                                                                                              boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus) presents the rest, a new four-track EP. Building upon the themes of friendship and queer joy established in their debut full-length the record, the rest continues to showcase the band’s songwriting prowess and intimate cohesion as a unit.

                                                                                              Counting their early years in the scuzz-rock band Spinout, whose sole self-titled release came out in 1991 on Delicious Vinyl, guitarist Mark Lightcap, bassist Richie Lee, and drummer Steve Hadley played together for a total of 15 years. They disbanded in July 2001, when Lee committed suicide in the garage next to the house where the trio practiced. Afterwards, Rolling Stone ran a short obituary saying Acetone’s albums were “well received” but “failed to make any waves.” It was the first and only time they were featured in the national music press.

                                                                                              Between 1993 and 2001 the trio released two LPs and an EP on Vernon Yard—a Virgin subsidiary—and two LPs on Vapor, the L.A.-based label founded by Neil Young and manager Elliott Roberts. In that span, they were selected to tour with Oasis, Mazzy Star, The Verve, and Spiritualized. Against a rising tide of post-Nirvana grunge and slipshod indie rock, Acetone tapped into a timeless Southern California groove by fusing elements of psychedelia, surf, and country.

                                                                                              They rehearsed endlessly in an empty bedroom in northeast Los Angeles, recording hours of music onto cassettes that were subsequently stuffed into shoeboxes and left in a shed behind the drummer’s house. Those tapes are being released for the first time in this anthology, which also includes highlights from Acetone’s official releases. Taken together, the songs form a companion soundtrack to Sam Sweet’s book, which maps the character of Los Angeles as a place through the lens of these three unique characters bonded by music.

                                                                                              “I think our music is all about moods and feeling but hopefully it will get as weird as it possibly can,” said Richie Lee in 1997. “We want things to get weird in the way that you could hear an Acetone song and know that no one else in the world could make that kind of music but us.”

                                                                                              * First time band anthology.
                                                                                              * Includes 9 unreleased tracks.
                                                                                              * Audio restored and remastered from original tapes.
                                                                                              * Liner notes by Sam Sweet.

                                                                                              “Acetone are one of my all time favorite bands. Their music is still as electrifying and beautiful now as it was back then.” – Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star)

                                                                                              “A lovely mix of what would it be like if Dick Dale and Neil Young played with Isaac Hayes and The Velvet Underground. A seminal American band.” – Richard Ashcroft (The Verve).


                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Shaker
                                                                                              2. All The Time
                                                                                              3. Louise
                                                                                              4. Return From The Ice
                                                                                              5. How Sweet I Roamed
                                                                                              6. Germs
                                                                                              7. Shore Power
                                                                                              8. Always Late
                                                                                              9. Things Are Gonna Be Alright (demo)
                                                                                              10. Midnight Cowboy
                                                                                              11. Chew
                                                                                              12. Too Much Time
                                                                                              13. Vibrato
                                                                                              14. Pico
                                                                                              15. Stray (demo)
                                                                                              16. Smokey

                                                                                              The Chemical Brothers

                                                                                              Come With Us - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                The Chems bring us another collision of breaks and 4/4 beats, with influences taken from acid house, electro, rock and funk. Their fourth album proper, it saw Tom and Ed deploy their tough but funky brand of breakbeat driven electronics alongside more radio friendly, dare I say it, poppier moments. Chemical Bro. favourite Beth Orton makes another welcome appearance on "The State We're In", while a newly formed relationship with the Verve's Richard Ashcroft results in album closer "The Test" seeing Brothers Chem conjure up a fiery broth of rumbling breaks and epic chord changes, with Ashcroft throwing down a very "Loaded"-era vocal. "Come With Us", "It Began In Afrika" and "Star Guitar" all ensured this would be getting maximum radio play, while tracks like "Denmark" and "Pioneer Skies" ensured those headlining festival slots would have fresh material to blow the roof off with. "Hoops" and "My Elastic Eye" sealing the deal with classic Chemical Brother breaks. Another wonderful set from the duo.

                                                                                                The Chemical Brothers

                                                                                                We Are The Night - 2023 Repress

                                                                                                  Following their fourth consecutive #1 album, the double Grammy winning "Push The Button", 2007 saw The Chemical Brothers return with their sixth long player "We Are The Night"; twelve tracks that cover psychedelic warehouse party acid music, electro-breakers, dreamy Balearica, 80s inspired alt-dance sounds and even a bit of new rave, euphorically melodic and as uncompromising as their retina scorching live shows. Trailed by the madcapped, cartoony future funk of "The Salmon Dance", "We Are The Night" set its psychedelic stall out from the off, sweeping through krautrock killers "A Modern Midnight Conversation". As ever Tom and Ed gathered together a stellar list of contemporary vocalists to add depth to their tracks. This time round guest appearances come from Klaxons, Willy Mason, Fat Lip, Spank Rock, Ali Love and Midlake's Tim Smith. Grooves, bleeps and beats that sound like robots brawling - plenty of fuel for your salmon dancing party!

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  No Path To Follow 
                                                                                                  We Are The Night 
                                                                                                  All Rights Reversed 
                                                                                                  Saturate
                                                                                                  Do It Again
                                                                                                  Das Spiegel
                                                                                                  The Salmon Dance
                                                                                                  Burst Generator
                                                                                                  A Modern Midnight Conversation
                                                                                                  Battle Scars
                                                                                                  Harpoons
                                                                                                  The Pills Won't Help You Now

                                                                                                  The Chemical Brothers

                                                                                                  Further - 2023 Repress

                                                                                                    On "Further" The Chemical Brothers explore new grounds. From the first squeezed-out notes, those analogue dots and dashes that flash and spark from the speakers, "Further" sounds like a record that is trying to break out of its confines. Like an alien Morse code transmission, it pulses like an Earth bound signal that’s been bounced off the side of orbiting space debris. Snatches of voices found out in the ether cut through the machine fog, drifting across burbling analogue equipment lovingly kept working long after supposed sell-by date. By the time the click and thump of snare and bass drum arrive, the sounds are all encompassing, swirling around you with dizzying, disorientating effect. Noise is untethered by constraints of volume, seemingly leaping from left to right to middle with a life of its own. This was The Chemical Brothers' most psychedelic album to date, almost referencing Spiritualized's opus "Ladies And Gentlemen...." It shows Tom and Ed developing as they mature, veering away from the club and into the living rooms and coffee tables of the rave generation; music to lose your mind to, in the comfort of your own home! "Further" is the culmination of nearly two decades of psychedelic exploration, an immersive collection that sees The Chemical Brothers at their least-restrained and most free spirited, melodic best.

                                                                                                    The Chemical Brothers

                                                                                                    Born In The Echoes - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                      The undisputed masters of brain-altering, transcendent electronics return with their first studio album since 2010’s "Further". Released to coincide with headline slots at Glastonbury, Sonar and Bestival, The Chemical Brothers’ eighth studio album - "Born In The Echoes" - is a magnificent 11-track collection of lean, propulsive machine driven music. From juddering robotic funk to unhinged futurist freakbeat; icy spectral psych to rhapsodic analogue synthetics; from euphoric spiritual acid to harmonic ambient distortion, the album is the sound of a reinvigorated Chemical Brothers creating some of the most mind-expanding music of their career to date. "Born In The Echoes" features a stellar cast of collaborators including previous guests Q-Tip, Ali Love (EML Ritual) as well as first time visitors to the studio - St. Vincent, Cate Le Bon and Beck (his first new music since his Grammy winning album "Morning Phase").


                                                                                                      Biff Bang Pow!

                                                                                                      The Girl Who Runs The Beat Hotel - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                        "Someone Stole My Wheels""Love's Gone Out of Fashion" "She Never Understood" "He Don't Need That Girl" "She Shivers Inside" "The Beat Hotel" "The Happiest Girl in the World" "If I Die" "Five Minutes in the Life of Greenwood Goulding" "The Whole World Is Turning Brouchard!" + "It Happens All The Time" "It Makes You Scared" "Sunny Days" "The Death of England"

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Someone Stole My Wheels
                                                                                                        Love's Going Out Of Fashion
                                                                                                        She Never Understood
                                                                                                        He Don't Need That Girl
                                                                                                        She Shivers Inside
                                                                                                        The Happiest Girl In The World
                                                                                                        If I Die
                                                                                                        Five Minutes In The Life Of Greenwood Goulding
                                                                                                        The Whole World Is Turning Brouchard!
                                                                                                        It Happens All The Time
                                                                                                        It Makes You Scared
                                                                                                        Sunny Days
                                                                                                        The Death Of England

                                                                                                        Nexus

                                                                                                        The Call, For A New Life

                                                                                                          Since the early 1980s, the Nexus creature has represented one of the most interesting realities of the Italian jazz scene. Daniele Cavallanti (Aktuala) and Tiziano Tononi (Moon On The Water/D.o.m Alia Orchestra) realize a sensational mix of orchestral praxis and impro-free jazz. The strength lies in the ensemble's variety of timbres, in that precise hybrid of styles reminiscent of the cross-sectional experiences of the 1970s of Zappa, Henry Cow or Charles Mingus. Thus electrifying phrasing, the most hermetic breaks in the plot prevail, which are sublimated, however, in a skillful balance between recognizable themes and more radical instrumental drifts. The choral openings of the woodwinds and the more abstract rhythmic trajectories of Tononi's drums, the abrupt swings of the vibraphone and drums, and the confusing, sparkling inserts of the violin are the dominant features. The drama of the sound also touches more Spiritual-Jazz peaks, evoking the sad story of the slave trade. Noura Tafeche's lysergic cover represents the transatlantic journey and the sincretic history that gave birth to Jazz culture, this drawing takes its cue from the artwork of Mati Klerwein (Miles Davis, Santana).

                                                                                                          Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra

                                                                                                          The Solar-Myth Approach, Vol. 1

                                                                                                            Sun Ra and the various groups he led were as prolific as they were innovative. By conservative estimates they produced around 200 recordings over a fifty year period, and the early 70s was as fertile a time as any. In a typical burst of creative energy Ra and an ensemble he dubbed The Solar Myth Arkestra produced enough material to be spread over two albums or two volumes, that amount to a kind of sonic odyssey which has no end of twists and turns, as befits a group of such singular character.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. Spectrum
                                                                                                            2. Realm Of Lightning
                                                                                                            3. The Satellites Are Spinning
                                                                                                            4. Legend
                                                                                                            5. Seen III, Took 4
                                                                                                            6. They'll Come Back
                                                                                                            7. Adventures Of Bugs Hunter

                                                                                                            Stornoway

                                                                                                            Dig The Mountain

                                                                                                              During their original run, Stornoway achieved immense critical acclaim, fan adoration and two Top 20 albums, one of which (their debut ‘Beachcomber’s Windowsill’) was certified Silver. But in 2016 they announced that they were ending on a high (2015’s ‘Bonxie’ being “their best album yet” according to The Guardian) with the following year’s farewell tour, although their rapturously received WOMAD set (“a magnificent farewell”, The Spectator) was delayed until 2022. They still earned new fans, however, when their version of ‘The Only Way Is Up’ exceeded 2 million streams after being used in an advert and in various TV shows. Vocalist/guitarist Brian Briggs stopped songwriting altogether and instead pursued a new career passion managing a wetland for water voles and lapwings.

                                                                                                              Nonetheless, Brian and bandmates Jon Ouin (keyboard) and Oli Steadman (bass) stayed in touch, and step-by-step they reconnected with the love of creating music that had first inspired them to start a band. With Brian writing in a makeshift studio on a remote coastal hilltop and Jon readying a series of ideas of his own, eventually an entirely unexpected fourth Stornoway album emerged - ‘Dig The Mountain!’

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1. ‘Trouble With The Green’
                                                                                                              2. ‘Bag In The Wind’
                                                                                                              3. ‘Anwen’
                                                                                                              4. ‘Dig The Mountain!’
                                                                                                              5. ‘It’s Not Up To You’
                                                                                                              6. ‘The Fisherman’
                                                                                                              7. ‘Sea Legs’
                                                                                                              8. ‘The Navigator’
                                                                                                              9. ‘The Manatee’
                                                                                                              10. ‘Kicking The Stone’
                                                                                                              11. ‘Excelsior’ 

                                                                                                              The Slow Show

                                                                                                              Subtle Love

                                                                                                                No band smoulders quite like The Slow Show.

                                                                                                                The Manchester four-piece have built a reputation for soaring crescendos and deep emotional canyons, making music for romantic souls and wounded hearts.

                                                                                                                Subtle Love not only distils The Slow Show’s sumptuous indie pop formula, but it casts the group’s net into exciting fresh waters, incorporating winsome folk (Royal Blue) and anthemic, widescreen rock (One Shot) too. Across ten songs, the listener is taken on an amble through the band’s past and into a tantalising future. It is a highly melodic and moving affair, made by kindred spirits and lifelong friends.

                                                                                                                The band decamped to Cave Hill in Belfast, where Joel Byrne-McCullough grew up. “I hadn’t been there for 15 years,” marvels the guitarist. While there, the band stuck side by side and bonded afresh. “It was a great time of togetherness,” reveals Rob. “We lived in the same house, we ate together, we went to the local pub, we talked about life.”

                                                                                                                Across a five-day period, all ten songs that make up the album had taken shape and been committed to tape by their producer, Joel’s brother, Dan Byrne-McCullough. Dan’s presence enabled an intimacy and familiarity that made everyone feel comfortable, and this brought out the best in the band.

                                                                                                                One Shot is the first taster from the album and is arguably the band’s most anthemic and sing-a-long song of their career to date.

                                                                                                                Joel reminisces “I remember when we had the music of One Shot. It was the evening, and we were sat in the sitting room [in Belfast’, the fire was on, and we were having our dinner watching the news: me, Rob, and Fred [Kindt – band keyboardist]. After dinner, Rob was singing a few things over those chords.

                                                                                                                As soon as he sung, ‘We’ve got one shot’, I said, 'That's it'.”

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Roulette
                                                                                                                Tides
                                                                                                                Learning To Dance
                                                                                                                Subtle Love
                                                                                                                Royal Blue
                                                                                                                One Shot
                                                                                                                Lament
                                                                                                                Builder Boy
                                                                                                                Trainride
                                                                                                                Pale

                                                                                                                Hallan

                                                                                                                The Noise Of A Firing Gun

                                                                                                                  Portsmouth quartet Hallan release brand new EP ‘The Noise Of A Firing Gun’, via Nice Swan Records.

                                                                                                                  Spearheaded by lead singles ‘Unwomanly Face Of War’ and BBC 6 Music - playlisted ‘The Colline Gate’ , the group’s record sees them leave the mundanity of the 21st century behind and turn to real - life events of the past.

                                                                                                                  Bringing attention to the stories of historical individuals, from the vestals of Ancient Rome to the art scenes of Berlin, ‘The Noise of a Firing Gun’ debuts a new direction in songwriting and composition for the band. Experimenting with new production elements, Hallan shift their gaze towards synthesised sounds of the ‘80s whilst retaining their post - punk edge.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Unwomanly Face Of War
                                                                                                                  2. The Colline Gate
                                                                                                                  3. Cut With The Kitchen Knife
                                                                                                                  4. Sisyphus

                                                                                                                  Carli Munoz

                                                                                                                  A Fool's Journey : To The Beach Boys And Beyond

                                                                                                                    Cutting his musical teeth in a Puerto Rican jazz club in the 1960s, Carli Munoz came of age during the countercultural flowering of that era; he lived for music, knowledge, and the mind-expanding magic of LSD. Wanting to expand creative horizons for his successful psychedelic rock band, Munoz flew to New York on a whim with 11 dollars in his pocket and embarked on a deep dive into the gritty scene of gigs, girls, and trips, struggling to fill his pockets with dollars and his belly with food. Free-falling into the dark underbelly of the city, Munoz ended up homeless and penniless until an epiphany on the subway brought him back to the surface. On the cusp of a new decade, Munoz moved to LA to fight for a new life and a second chance. Hanging out in Houdini's old mansion in Laurel Canyon, he watched the free-loving idealism of the '60s melt into the disco-and-cocaine-saturated hedonism of the '70s, until one day he found himself on tour with the Beach Boys. He became close friends with Dennis Wilson - a friendship that ranged from pranking each other to working on an album together to watching him spiral irretrievably into self-destruction. He witnessed the feud between Mike Love and the Wilsons firsthand, as well as the unchecked instability of Brian Wilson. Despite the chaos and power struggles within the band, Munoz was able to create enthralling music with them, as well as with some of the other popular musicians of the '70s, including Wilson Pickett, the Association, George Benson, and Peter Cetera. Populated with an eclectic cast of artists, musicians, clairvoyants, record producers, hippies, hobos, and superstars, A Fool's Journey is a vivid snapshot of an era-defining moment that will never be repeated. Although Munoz toured with the Beach Boys for ten years and partied with rock stars, he was also just an island kid from Puerto Rico, forever in exile, forever 'the other.' The story of his journey is as compelling as it is timely.

                                                                                                                    Orbital

                                                                                                                    The Pentaverate (Original Soundtrack From The Netflix Series)

                                                                                                                      Music by legendary, iconic, UK pioneering electronic duo ORBITAL (Paul & Phil Hartnoll) (Peaky Blinders, Pusher, Tormented, Keen Eddie, Octane) ORBITAL has contributed music featured in: The Saint, Event Horizon, xXx, Spawn, Test Drive 4, Mortal Kombat, Mean Girls, Peaky Blinders, The Beach, Wipeout, Hackers, Teen Spirit, American Ultra and many more.

                                                                                                                      Double LP on Metallic Gold & Black Vinyl, with Colour Gatefold Jacket and Inserts “The fast paced electro beat offers a thrilling score that is sure to catch the viewers’ attention” mxdwn.com



                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Professor Clark Arrives
                                                                                                                      2. The Box - Theme
                                                                                                                      3. Ken And Reilly At C.A.C.A.
                                                                                                                      4. Patty
                                                                                                                      5. Drug Cart Ride
                                                                                                                      6. Pent TV - Ident 1
                                                                                                                      7. Introducing Mentor
                                                                                                                      8. Concludiato
                                                                                                                      9. Approaching Niagara
                                                                                                                      10. Initiato
                                                                                                                      11. Donet Makes Your Brown Eyes Blue
                                                                                                                      12. The Musk
                                                                                                                      13. The Maester
                                                                                                                      14. Pool Table Stand Off
                                                                                                                      15. Ken Enters The Pentaverate
                                                                                                                      16. Let’s Make Some Waves
                                                                                                                      17. The Demetrius Protocols
                                                                                                                      18. I’m A Free Man!
                                                                                                                      19. Skip Arrives
                                                                                                                      20. Pent TV - News Bed
                                                                                                                      21. Accusations
                                                                                                                      22. The Spare Key
                                                                                                                      23. The Red Robes
                                                                                                                      24. Pent TV - Ident 2
                                                                                                                      25. Ken’s Turning Point
                                                                                                                      26. The Box - Sting Horn
                                                                                                                      27. Hall Of Mirrors
                                                                                                                      28. The Box 3
                                                                                                                      29. Ken On Trial
                                                                                                                      30. Bruce Takes Control
                                                                                                                      31. Patty To The Rescue!
                                                                                                                      32. War Council
                                                                                                                      33. I’m Sorry
                                                                                                                      34. Bruce’s Plan
                                                                                                                      35. Enter Mentor
                                                                                                                      36. Mentor Reboot
                                                                                                                      37. Murder Montage
                                                                                                                      38. Pent TV - Ident 3
                                                                                                                      39. I’m Just A Local News Guy
                                                                                                                      40. Reilly All Along
                                                                                                                      41. Lakeside Conversation
                                                                                                                      42. Get The Canadian!
                                                                                                                      43. The People Are Too Stupid
                                                                                                                      44. Charge Of The Liechtenstein Guard
                                                                                                                      45. Don’t Move Or The Sheila Gets It!
                                                                                                                      46. The World Has Changed
                                                                                                                      47. Pent TV - Orange Alert
                                                                                                                      48. The Box - Ken Into Kentor
                                                                                                                      49. Kentor Start Up
                                                                                                                      50. The Box - The Septaverate

                                                                                                                      The Counts

                                                                                                                      What's Up Front That - Counts

                                                                                                                        The Counts formed in Michigan in 1964 as the Fabulous Counts, releasing two singles, ‘Jan Jan’ and ‘Get Down People’ on the Moira label in 1968 and 1969 that became R&B chart hits. This led to the album “Jan Jan”, issued by Cotillion in 1969.

                                                                                                                        Snapped up by Westbound, the line-up that recorded “What’s Up Front That Counts” included Mose Davis (Organ), Leroy Emmanuel (guitar), Demetrius Cates (sax) and Andrew Gibson (drums). Although tenor player Jim White is on the front cover, he left the band shortly before the album was recorded. Extended, mostly instrumental tracks like ‘Why Not Start All Over Again’ and the title track are now recognized as some of the juiciest funk ever laid down in the studio. Shorter tracks like ‘Rhythm Changes’, ‘Thinking Single’ and ‘Bills’ are equally sweet. What gives the album such powerful musical chemistry was the fact that the Counts were jazz players weaned on the likes of Miles Davis who were also into the funk of James Brown and Sly & The Family Stone so every track features groove-driven interplay. One might argue this is the sound that Miles Davis was trying to find on his early 70s albums.

                                                                                                                        The Counts were to tour with Funkadelic and record more singles and albums but it is this 1971 offering that is, and remains, an all-time classic. Indeed, the track ‘What’s Up Front That Counts’ has been sampled by artists like Queen Latifah and Eric B & Rakim, keeping the music of the Counts firmly in the minds of a young contemporary audience.

                                                                                                                        Out of print on vinyl for nearly two decades, Ace is proud to reissue this beauty. 


                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Side One
                                                                                                                        1. What’s Up Front That – Counts
                                                                                                                        2. Rhythm Changes
                                                                                                                        3. Thinking Single
                                                                                                                        Side Two
                                                                                                                        1. Why Not Start All Over Again
                                                                                                                        2. Pack Of Lies
                                                                                                                        3. Bills 

                                                                                                                        The Wytches

                                                                                                                        Our Guest Can't Be Named

                                                                                                                          The Wytches need very little introduction, but it is with no little excitement that we welcome back Brighton’s purveyors of melody for album number four – all raucous and unruly, yet glistening with jagged edged poetic wistfulness and undeniable emotional clout.

                                                                                                                          The former Transgressive/ Heavenly Records act return with their fourth studio album in September on Alcopop! Records this year - and it's definitely their best yet, all raw-throat punk, stoner/doom psych, riffing swagger, and perhaps just the tiniest hint of delicious folk twinkling... Just get it in your ears. It’s glorious.



                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Barry says: The Wytches 4th outing is awash with the sort of grotty lo-fi rock we've come to know from the Brighton outfit, but imbued with a gothic intensity and grunge-leaning heft that we've not heard before. Clattering semi-rhythmic noises burst into huge choral passages and tearing surfy guitar lines.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                          Zep Step
                                                                                                                          Maria
                                                                                                                          Sloped Old Tower
                                                                                                                          Bats
                                                                                                                          Unsure
                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                          Spark
                                                                                                                          Something To Fall Back On
                                                                                                                          Our Guest Can't Be Named
                                                                                                                          Bill Blood
                                                                                                                          Fool

                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                          Denshi Ongaku No Bigaku - The Aesthetics Of Japanese Electronic Music Vol 2

                                                                                                                            Still on and about after years of the most intense crate digging, gem mining, desperate head-scratching and avid schooling, thirsty as ever for the next musical thrill to wrap our ears and brains around, here comes the fruit of our life-long love story with Japanese electronics, Denshi Ongaku No Bigaku Vol. 1 and Vol.2.

                                                                                                                            From the soul-fulfilling first crush felt upon hearing the iconic soundtrack of ‘Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence’ by Ryuichi Sakamoto onto our release of Inner Science ‘Cosmo Tracks’, through the life-affirming sets of Laurent Garnier at Dijon’s seminal club, l’An-fer, which have at all times nurtured and expanded our taste for Easternmost delicacies, the influence of Japanese music on our vision and endeavours was paramount to the development of our catalogue, whether directly or indirectly.



                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            A1 Seiji Ono ‘ Celebrate Your Life
                                                                                                                            A2 Uyama Hiroto ‘Compass’
                                                                                                                            A3 J.A.K.A.M ‘Pray’
                                                                                                                            B1 Yuu Udagawa ‘We Float’
                                                                                                                            B2 Jazztronik ‘ Neon Forest’ (vinyl Only)
                                                                                                                            B3 BRISA ‘State Of Mind’m
                                                                                                                            C1 Ryoma Takemasa ‘Deepn’ (The Backwoods Remix)Remix: The Backwoods (DJ Kent Of Force Of Nature)
                                                                                                                            C2 The Backwoods ‘Cloud Nine’ Written & Produced By The Backwoods Guitar :
                                                                                                                            LOADRUNNER
                                                                                                                            D1 909 State ‘RaTaTaTam’ (Hiroshi Watanabe Instrumental Remix)
                                                                                                                            D2 Tomi Chair ‘Remorse’ (Satoshi Fumi Mix)

                                                                                                                            The Darkness

                                                                                                                            Permission To Land - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                              The Darkness announce Permission To Land… Again; a special 20th Anniversary reissue collection, to be released on October 6th 2023 via Warner Music. 

                                                                                                                              Permission To Land was originally released in 2003 via Atlantic Records and stormed to the top of the UK Albums chart, where it remained for four weeks, and spent 53 weeks in the Top 100. It achieved the band three BRIT Awards, including British Album Of The Year, British Group and British Rock Act, where they fended off competition from the likes of Blur, Radiohead, Sugababes, Muse, Primal Scream and more. The record has sold over 1.4 million copies to date. 

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1 LP:
                                                                                                                              PERMISSION TO LAND (2003)

                                                                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                                                                              Black Shuck [3:21]
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman [2:46]
                                                                                                                              Growing On Me [3:30]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love [3:36]
                                                                                                                              Love Is Only A Feeling [4:19]
                                                                                                                              SIDE B
                                                                                                                              Givin' Up [3:34]
                                                                                                                              Stuck In A Rut [3:18]
                                                                                                                              Friday Night [2:56]
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice [5:57]
                                                                                                                              Holding My Own [4:57]

                                                                                                                              2CD Edition:
                                                                                                                              CD1: PERMISSION TO LAND
                                                                                                                              Black Shuck
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman
                                                                                                                              Growing On Me
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love
                                                                                                                              Love Is Only A Feeling
                                                                                                                              Givin’ Up
                                                                                                                              Stuck In A Rut
                                                                                                                              Friday Night
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice
                                                                                                                              Holding My Own
                                                                                                                              BONUS TRACKS:
                                                                                                                              DEMOS
                                                                                                                              Black Shuck (Demo)
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Demo)
                                                                                                                              Out Of My Hands (Demo)
                                                                                                                              Live ’Til I Die (Demo)
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice (Demo)
                                                                                                                              Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us (Demo)
                                                                                                                              CD2: Singles, B-sides & Non-album Tracks
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love (2002 Version)
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice (2002 Version)
                                                                                                                              Love Is Only A Feeling (2002 Version)
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman (2003 Clean Version)
                                                                                                                              The Best Of Me
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Single Version)
                                                                                                                              Out Of My Hands
                                                                                                                              Makin’ Out
                                                                                                                              Physical Sex
                                                                                                                              How Dare You Call This Love?
                                                                                                                              Bareback
                                                                                                                              Planning Permission
                                                                                                                              Curse Of The Tollund Man
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman...Again (2004 Explicit)
                                                                                                                              I Love You 5 Times
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman...Again (2004 Clean)
                                                                                                                              Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)

                                                                                                                              5LP Box Set:
                                                                                                                              LP1: PERMISSION TO LAND (2003)

                                                                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                                                                              Black Shuck [3:21]
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman [2:46]
                                                                                                                              Growing On Me [3:30]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love [3:36]
                                                                                                                              Love Is Only A Feeling [4:19]
                                                                                                                              SIDE B
                                                                                                                              Givin' Up [3:34]
                                                                                                                              Stuck In A Rut [3:18]
                                                                                                                              Friday Night [2:56]
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice [5:57]
                                                                                                                              Holding My Own [4:57]
                                                                                                                              LP2: STUDIO BONUS TRACKS
                                                                                                                              SIDE C
                                                                                                                              Black Shuck (Demo) [3:56]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Demo) [3:54]
                                                                                                                              Out Of My Hands (Demo) [3:33]
                                                                                                                              Live ’Til I Die (Demo) [3:44]
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice (Demo) [5:48]
                                                                                                                              SIDE D
                                                                                                                              Nothin's Gonna Stop Us (Demo) [2:55]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love (2002 Version) [3:38]
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice (2002 Version) [6:07]
                                                                                                                              Love Is Only A Feeling (2002 Version) [4:21]
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman (2003 Clean Version) [2:47]
                                                                                                                              LP3: STUDIO BONUS TRACKS
                                                                                                                              SIDE E
                                                                                                                              The Best Of Me [3:27]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Single Version) [3:39]
                                                                                                                              Out Of My Hands [3:29]
                                                                                                                              Makin Out [3:41]
                                                                                                                              Physical Sex [3:33]
                                                                                                                              How Dare You Call This Love [3:52]
                                                                                                                              SIDE F
                                                                                                                              Bareback [3:06]
                                                                                                                              Planning Permission [2:28]
                                                                                                                              Curse Of The Tollund Man [3:09]
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman...Again (2004 Explicit) [2:41]
                                                                                                                              I Love You 5 Times [3:42]
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman...Again (2004 Clean) [2:42]
                                                                                                                              Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) [3:31]
                                                                                                                              LP4: LIVE AT KNEBWORTH 2003
                                                                                                                              SIDE G
                                                                                                                              Growing On Me [3:30]
                                                                                                                              The Best Of Me [3:09]
                                                                                                                              Makin’ Out [6:02]
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman [3:38]
                                                                                                                              SIDE H
                                                                                                                              Stuck In A Rut [5:57]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love [5:12]
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice [10:17]
                                                                                                                              LP5: LIVE AT THE ASTORIA 2003
                                                                                                                              SIDE I
                                                                                                                              Black Shuck [3:45]
                                                                                                                              Love Is Only A Feeling [4:14]
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman [4:31]
                                                                                                                              Friday Night [4:22]
                                                                                                                              SIDE J
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love [4:47]
                                                                                                                              Buffet [2:00]
                                                                                                                              Giving Up [4:04]
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice [10:04]

                                                                                                                              4CD+DVD:
                                                                                                                              CD1: PERMISSION TO LAND (2003)

                                                                                                                              Black Shuck [3:21]
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman [2:46]
                                                                                                                              Growing On Me [3:30]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love [3:36]
                                                                                                                              Love Is Only A Feeling [4:19]
                                                                                                                              Givin' Up [3:34]
                                                                                                                              Stuck In A Rut [3:18]
                                                                                                                              Friday Night [2:56]
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice [5:57]
                                                                                                                              Holding My Own [4:57]
                                                                                                                              BONUS TRACKS: DEMOS
                                                                                                                              Black Shuck (Demo) [3:56]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Demo) [3:54]
                                                                                                                              CD2: SINGLES, B-SIDES & NON-ALBUM TRACKS
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love (2002 Version) [3:38]
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice (2002 Version) [6:07]
                                                                                                                              Love Is Only A Feeling (2002 Version) [4:21]
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman (2003 Clean Version) [2:47]
                                                                                                                              The Best Of Me [3:27]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Single Version) [3:39]
                                                                                                                              Out Of My Hands [3:29]
                                                                                                                              Makin Out [3:41]
                                                                                                                              Physical Sex [3:33]
                                                                                                                              How Dare You Call This Love [3:52]
                                                                                                                              Bareback [3:06]
                                                                                                                              CD3: LIVE 2003
                                                                                                                              LIVE AT KNEBWORTH 2003 (AUDIO)

                                                                                                                              Growing On Me [3:30]
                                                                                                                              The Best Of Me [3:09]
                                                                                                                              Makin’ Out [6:02]
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman [3:38]
                                                                                                                              Stuck In A Rut [5:57]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love [5:12]
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice [10:17]
                                                                                                                              LIVE AT THE ASTORIA 2003 (AUDIO)
                                                                                                                              Black Shuck [3:45]
                                                                                                                              Love Is Only A Feeling [4:14]
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman [4:31]
                                                                                                                              Friday Night [4:22]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love [4:47]
                                                                                                                              Buffet [2:00]
                                                                                                                              CD4: LIVE AT WEMBLEY 2004
                                                                                                                              Grief Hammer [3:41]
                                                                                                                              Givin’ Up [3:38]
                                                                                                                              Stuck In A Rut [4:20]
                                                                                                                              Dinner Lady Arms [4:08]
                                                                                                                              Growing On Me [4:37]
                                                                                                                              Makin' Out [3:49]
                                                                                                                              Physical Sex [4:19]
                                                                                                                              Love Is Only A Feeling [5:21]
                                                                                                                              Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time [6:06]
                                                                                                                              Buffet [3:10]
                                                                                                                              Black Shuck [4:12]
                                                                                                                              Friday Night [3:04]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love [4:03]
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman [5:10]
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice [14:22]
                                                                                                                              Do They Know It's Christmas? [1:42]
                                                                                                                              Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) [4:22]
                                                                                                                              DISC5: DVD
                                                                                                                              PROMO VIDEOS

                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love (2002 Version) [3:35]
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman [2:59]
                                                                                                                              Growing On Me [4:26]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love [3:51]
                                                                                                                              Love Is Only A Feeling [4:30]
                                                                                                                              Friday Night [3:27]
                                                                                                                              Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) [3:41]
                                                                                                                              DVD EXTRAS
                                                                                                                              History Of The Darkness - Warner Music UK EPK [19:53]
                                                                                                                              (DVD EXTRAS TBC)
                                                                                                                              Growing On Me - Outtakes [1:57]
                                                                                                                              Love Is Only A Feeling - Behind The Scenes [1:59]
                                                                                                                              Out Of My Hands (Audio Only) [3:30]
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love - Behind The Scenes (music: Holding My Own) [2:00]
                                                                                                                              LIVE AT KNEBWORTH 2003 (VIDEO)
                                                                                                                              Growing On Me
                                                                                                                              The Best Of Me
                                                                                                                              Makin’ Out
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman
                                                                                                                              Stuck In A Rut
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice
                                                                                                                              LIVE AT THE ASTORIA 2003 (VIDEO)
                                                                                                                              Black Shuck
                                                                                                                              Growing On Me
                                                                                                                              Love Is Only A Feeling
                                                                                                                              Get Your Hands Off My Woman
                                                                                                                              Friday Night
                                                                                                                              I Believe In A Thing Called Love
                                                                                                                              Buffet
                                                                                                                              Giving Up
                                                                                                                              Love On The Rocks With No Ice

                                                                                                                              Teeth Of The Sea

                                                                                                                              Hive

                                                                                                                                In Frank Herbert’s 1973 novel Hellstrom’s Hive, the Dune writer tells of a sinister narrative surrounding the maverick scientist Nils Hellstrom, who has created a meticulously constructed Hive underneath his Oregon farmhouse. Therein, he oversees a subterranean order of 50,000 insect-human hybrid life-forms. Ultimately his plan being for the inhabitants of the Hive to usurp humanity and take over the world.

                                                                                                                                The decade thus far may not have seen anything quite so daunting, but it’s provided more than its fair share of challenges. Yet in such dystopian environments, Teeth Of The Sea flourish. This band has created a kaleidoscopic inner world all its own in Hive, their sixth and most outlandish album.

                                                                                                                                Fundamental to Teeth Of The Sea’s mission thus far is that this band can go anywhere and make short work of any obstacles in their path. Unfettered by genre distinctions or expectations, the only limits of this trio - comprising Sam Barton, Mike Bourne and Jimmy Martin - are those of its imagination. It therefore follows that inspiration flowed into Hive from all dimensions, with the band’s sphere of influence - the science fiction, trash culture and cinematic atmospherics by which they’ve fuelled their mission thus far - expanding to take in everything from Italo-disco to minimal techno, from dubbed-out studio madness to their most brazen forays thus far into pop songwriting. Here is a headspace where the psychic charges from records by Labradford, Nurse With Wound, Vangelis, The Knife, Nine Inch Nails and John Barry can happily co-exist.

                                                                                                                                These disparate pathways cohere and coalesce to create a vivid experience rich with emotion and intrigue. A commission to create a live soundtrack at London’s Science Museum for a documentary on the Apollo Moon Landings gave flight to the trilogy of tracks - Artemis, Æther and Apollo which are summarily imbued with the dreamlike wonder and existential peril of the mission itself. A collaboration with vocalist Kath Gifford (Snowpony, The Wargs, Sleazy Tiger) set loose Butterfly House, which transmutes synthpop stylings into something uniquely radiant, haunting and melancholic. Get With The Program - sung by Mike Bourne - is meanwhile no less than a noise-fuelled, speaker-shaking electro-industrial banger.

                                                                                                                                Megafragma, meanwhile, is the most experimental track this band has yet created, a collaboration with engineer and co-conspirator Giles Barrett that morphs form and structure in search of new epiphanies - ‘Simple Headphone Mind’ and Roxy Music’s ‘The Bogus Man’ may have formed some of the cues for this nine-minute avant-epic but its trajectory was one the band were happy to submit to external forces.

                                                                                                                                Hive is more than just a transformative force from subterranean origins. It’s an alchemical headspace where monochrome animates into vivid colour. It may not be a carefully ordered insectoid militia set to overthrow society, but it’s a transmission which transcends anything Teeth Of The Sea have thus far offered in their time on Earth.

                                                                                                                                Step inside Hive, if you dare.


                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                Side A
                                                                                                                                1: Artemis
                                                                                                                                2: Get With The Program
                                                                                                                                3: Butterfly House
                                                                                                                                4: Liminal Kin
                                                                                                                                5: Æther
                                                                                                                                Side B
                                                                                                                                1: Megafragma
                                                                                                                                2: Powerhorse
                                                                                                                                3: Apollo

                                                                                                                                Tom Waits

                                                                                                                                The Black Rider - 2023 Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                  All remastered to HD audio.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                  Mutual Benefit

                                                                                                                                  Growing At The Eges

                                                                                                                                    Growing at the Edges is sonically expansive, artfully blending genres from country to classical with the help of multifaceted co-producer Gabriel Birnbaum (Wilder Maker) and critically acclaimed string arranger Concetta Abbate. The band, alongside Lee and Birnbaum, was made up of Wilder Maker members Sean Mullins (Andy Shauf) and Nick Jost (Baroness) and features help from Jonnie Baker of Florist and Eva Goodman of Nighttime among others.

                                                                                                                                    “I approached Growing at the Edges as an act of world-building. It was a place we visited often over the past 5 years collaging and sonically redecorating until it reflected the joy and the pain of being human in a universe that will always be changing. I wanted to make music that could simultaneously mourn versions of the past but still find hope in the seedlings which could, perhaps, bloom into better futures”

                                                                                                                                    The album cover is a purposefully "unfinished" weaving by fiber artist Natalie Phillips.

                                                                                                                                    “I had this theme for Growing at the Edges where I was thinking about the first little life forms that pop up after something natural like winter or less natural like a disaster and kind of channeling their spirit for the art and music. That got me imagining one of Natalie's beautiful weavings but in-process with stray yarn and loom still visible. Incomplete yet still beautiful. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.”

                                                                                                                                    Mutual Benefit’s live shows are known for their rotating cast of wide-ranging musicians leading to inspired interpretations of the extensive catalogue on notable stages like MoMA’s sculpture garden or UK’s Green Man Festival as well as the occasional surprise park or basement show at home in Brooklyn. Throughout the years Mutual Benefit has been in Album of the Year lists among Pitchfork and Stereogum as well as Folk Musician of the Year by Village Voice in NYC.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Growing At The Edges
                                                                                                                                    2. Remembering A Dream
                                                                                                                                    3. Beginner's Heart
                                                                                                                                    4. Prefiguring
                                                                                                                                    5. Untying A Knot
                                                                                                                                    6. Season Of Flame
                                                                                                                                    7. Wasteland Companions
                                                                                                                                    8. Winter Sun, Cloudless Sky
                                                                                                                                    9. Little Ways
                                                                                                                                    10. Signal To Bloom

                                                                                                                                    D.C. LaRue

                                                                                                                                    Overture / O Ba Ba [The Reflex Revisions]

                                                                                                                                    The ever-playful and seriously skilled mash-up and edit maestro The Reflex has been out in a class of one for many years. Few in his field managed to cook up the sort of delicious disco brilliance that he manages and this new 12" on the fledgling Discolidays isn't going to change that perception. 'Overture' (The Reflex Revision) is a glorious fusion of instrumental disco and withering sci-fi designs next to a catchy as hell vocal. On the flip, things head south with Latin melodies and percussion and glorious flute lines bring the joy to 'O Ba Ba' (The Reflex Revision).

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A "Overture" (The Reflex Revision)
                                                                                                                                    B "O Ba Ba" (The Reflex Revision)

                                                                                                                                    Explosions In The Sky

                                                                                                                                    End

                                                                                                                                      End, the enigmatic seventh album by Explosions in the Sky, was inspired by darkness, but became a loud, dramatic, wild rumination on life and death.

                                                                                                                                      “Our starting point was the concept of an ending—death, or the end of a friendship or relationship. Every song comes from a story, or an idea one of us has had that we’ve all expanded on and made its own world. Maybe it’s our nature, but we kept feeling that the album title was ultimately open to a lot more interpretation—the end of a thing or a time can mean a stop, but it can also mean a beginning, and what happens after one thing ends might pale in comparison to what it becomes next,” says the band about the album.

                                                                                                                                      End is perhaps the “grandest” Explosions in the Sky album – melding the quiet restraint and crushing feel of their early releases with the sonic texturing and ornate experimentation of their later releases, and their increasingly deep film and television scoring catalog, influenced by personal tastes stretching from classical to soul to experimental ambient music.

                                                                                                                                      The title “End” furthers a story arc reflected in the album titles that started with the “innocence” of their first album (How Strange, Innocence), progressed through the idealism and romanticism of their second and third albums (Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever and The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place), followed by the introspection (All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone and Take Care Take Care Take Care) and big-picture focus (The Wilderness) of their most recent albums.

                                                                                                                                      End is the band’s seventh, but not final, studio album

                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                      Barry says: It's always going to be a big thing for me when EITS release an LP (massive fan), and while their soundtrack-adjacent 'Big Bend' LP from 2021 was high up my album charts for the year, it's been a while since a full studio album has affected me the way 'Those Who Tell The Truth..' or 'The Rescue' did. I can say with some confidence that 'End' might be my favourite thing they've done for a couple decades now.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1 Ten Billion People
                                                                                                                                      2 Moving On
                                                                                                                                      3 Loved Ones
                                                                                                                                      4 Peace Or Quiet
                                                                                                                                      5 All Mountains
                                                                                                                                      6 The Fight
                                                                                                                                      7 It's Never Going To Stop

                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                      Straight From The Decks Vol.3 - Guts Finest Selections From His Famous DJ Sets

                                                                                                                                        Musical discoveries from all over the world. Different genres, different cultures. GUTS invites you to follow him on his musical journey from your living room or your local club!

                                                                                                                                        "All DJs have their own way of building their set. Some pick records entirely on the spur of the moment and trust their instincts, others write down a precise list on a piece of paper and never stray from it; the set is a kitchen where the DJ is the Chef. It doesn't matter how it's done, as long as it's done properly and enjoyed by everyone, that's what matters the most...

                                                                                                                                        The beginning of the set is always the same. Welcoming the dancers gently. Letting them take their marks with a musical aperitif of tracks at 80/90 BPM, something that many DJs don't do or no longer do.

                                                                                                                                        The end is always the same. Parting with the dancers gently. Letting them go down peacefully. Their evening with me is over, but it is perhaps another one, more intimate, that will be starting for them.

                                                                                                                                        In between these two moments, it's all about the story itself, with its cumbia, reggae, hip hop, lusophone music, funk, soul-jazz twists... A rich story which tells itself in the mood of the moment and back on the dance floor. Depending on the general atmosphere, the rise in musical power can start after an hour and thirty minutes of preliminaries, or it can happen only after 45 minutes. The climax is reached with the Afro- house part, a furious passage that makes overexcited music from Zimbabwe and punk music from South Africa confront each other along a total experimentation with tracks so disturbing that they put the dancers' legs out of sync. This represents a moment of rupture in the narrative, its only purpose being to help reconnect with the dance floor as soon as it is over and to re-launch the story with even greater interest.

                                                                                                                                        Those who have already come to see my DJ set know this: each of my stories is unique. I hope you'll enjoy the one I'm telling you in this third volume." - Guts

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Aida Bossa - Azuca/ El Loro Y La Lora
                                                                                                                                        Lagos Thugs - Innocent Blood
                                                                                                                                        Djingo Typical Band - Vini Ouais
                                                                                                                                        Lindigo - Domoun
                                                                                                                                        Lass - Senegal 
                                                                                                                                        Joojo Addison - Guy Man
                                                                                                                                        La Boa - Vuelo Antillano
                                                                                                                                        Voilaaa - Water No Get Enemy
                                                                                                                                        Umalali - Merua
                                                                                                                                        Luizga & Izem - Yemamaya
                                                                                                                                        Blue Bird - Foefoeroemang
                                                                                                                                        Poirier - Pourquoi Faire Aujourd'hui
                                                                                                                                        Kaleta & Super Yamba Band - Jibiti (Bosq RMX)
                                                                                                                                        Ezra Collective - Lady
                                                                                                                                        Joskar & Flamzy - Faroter
                                                                                                                                        Dowdelin - I Like To Move It

                                                                                                                                        The Bees

                                                                                                                                        Sunshine Hit Me - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                          Released originally by Wall of Sound sublabel We Love You in 2002, ‘Sunshine Hit Me’ was recorded and produced by founding members Paul Butler and Aaron Fletcher in a home garden studio - aka The Shed - on the Isle of Wight, and went on to receive a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize, 2003.

                                                                                                                                          Singles from the album include “No Trophy”, “Punchbag”, and a cover of Os Mutantes’ “A Minha Menina”.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Punchbag
                                                                                                                                          Angryman
                                                                                                                                          No Trophy
                                                                                                                                          Binnel Bay
                                                                                                                                          Sunshine
                                                                                                                                          A Minha Menina
                                                                                                                                          This Town
                                                                                                                                          Sweet Like A Champion
                                                                                                                                          Lying In The Snow
                                                                                                                                          Zia
                                                                                                                                          Sky Holds The Sun

                                                                                                                                          CD Bonus Tracks
                                                                                                                                          Seeds
                                                                                                                                          You Got To Leave
                                                                                                                                          Elain
                                                                                                                                          Whistle Chop
                                                                                                                                          Jackel Head
                                                                                                                                          Out For The Count

                                                                                                                                          The Young Gods

                                                                                                                                          [PIAS] 40

                                                                                                                                            The Swiss trio The Young Gods were created in 1985 under the leadership of Franz Treichler. Desiring to go against the tide of conventional rock music with a radical aesthetic proposal. The bet had been won right from the outset with the first eponymous album that released the success of being voted record of the year by Melody Maker. It was not until 1992, their album Tv Sky, finally achieved an international breakthrough. We must take into account the innovative constancy of the Young Gods and their mastery of the elements.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1. L’amourir
                                                                                                                                            2. Pas Mal
                                                                                                                                            3. Gasoline Man (Megadrive Mix)
                                                                                                                                            4. Skinflowers
                                                                                                                                            5. Kissing The Sun

                                                                                                                                            Roger Waters

                                                                                                                                            The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux

                                                                                                                                              To celebrate the 50th Anniversary year of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, Roger Waters releases his homage to the original, ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux’

                                                                                                                                              Waters says ‘when we recorded the stripped down songs for the Lockdown Sessions, the 50th anniversary of the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon was looming on the horizon. It occurred to to me that The Dark Side Of The Moon could well be a suitable candidate for a similar re-working, partly as a tribute to the original work, but also to re-address the political and emotional message of the whole album. I discussed it with Gus and Sean, and when we’d stopped giggling and shouting ‘You must be ****ing mad’ at one another we decided to take it on. It’s turned out really great and I’m excited for everyone to hear it. It’s not a replacement for the original which, obviously, is irreplaceable. But it is a way for the seventy nine year old man to look back across the intervening fifty years into the eyes of the twenty nine year old and say, to quote a poem of mine about my Father, “We did our best, we kept his trust, our Dad would have been proud of us”. And also it is a way for me to honor a recording that Nick and Rick and Dave and I have every right to be very proud of.’

                                                                                                                                              As founding member, lyricist, and principal composer of Pink Floyd during the band’s most influential and creative period, Roger Waters has achieved global success and global renown.

                                                                                                                                              Waters co-founded Pink Floyd in the mid-1960s. Under Waters’ guidance, Pink Floyd made a series of best-selling albums during the 1970s, of which the most successful and iconic were The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall. Roger Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and is now one of the most successful solo artists in the world.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. Speak To Me
                                                                                                                                              2. Breathe
                                                                                                                                              3. On The Run
                                                                                                                                              4. Time
                                                                                                                                              5. Great Gig In The Sky
                                                                                                                                              6. Money
                                                                                                                                              7. Us And Them
                                                                                                                                              8. Any Colour You Like
                                                                                                                                              9. Brain Damage
                                                                                                                                              10. Eclipse

                                                                                                                                              The Kevin Fingier Collective

                                                                                                                                              Not Strictly Soul

                                                                                                                                                After a series of highly sought-after 7” singles, and an acclaimed compilation album, the Kevin Fingier Collective returns with an all-new, all-original album.

                                                                                                                                                A further exploration of the Latin Soul, R&B, Mod Jazz and Raw Funk sounds the Collec8ve is known for, under the helm of producer Kevin Fingier.

                                                                                                                                                Featuring the powerhouse vocals of Diane Ward, Jo Ann Hamilton and Jose Dias variously throughout, with a guest appearance from reggae legend Derrick HarrioR and Senegalese musician Abdoulaye Badiane.

                                                                                                                                                Presented in a characteristically hip graphic sleeve with the record itself mastered at Golden Mastering, California.




                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                1. Intro
                                                                                                                                                2. Midnight Walk
                                                                                                                                                3. I Really Care
                                                                                                                                                4. Groovin’ In Soho
                                                                                                                                                5. So I Can Free Myself
                                                                                                                                                6. Only For Me
                                                                                                                                                7. Round 2am
                                                                                                                                                8. El Popcorn
                                                                                                                                                9. Nada Pope Te Parar
                                                                                                                                                10. Dumia Doman Doman
                                                                                                                                                11. My Heart Is Burning

                                                                                                                                                Mogwai

                                                                                                                                                The Hawk Is Howling - 15th Anniversary Remaster

                                                                                                                                                  Recorded with Andy Miller at Chemikal Underground and mixed by Gareth Jones at Castle Of Doom, ‘The Hawk Is Howling’ saw Mogwai return to a totally instrumental landscape on their sixth studio album. The album features the single ‘Batcat’.

                                                                                                                                                  To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the release, the album is available as a newly remastered 2LP White Vinyl on September 22nd, fifteen years to the day since the album’s original release.

                                                                                                                                                  The album was remastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.

                                                                                                                                                  Codeine

                                                                                                                                                  What About The Lonely?

                                                                                                                                                    Captured direct from the mixing board at a stop on Codeine’s November 1993 swing through the Midwest opening for Mazzy Star, What About The Lonely was recorded at the group’s live zenith. The trio of Stephen Immerwahr, John Engle, and Doug Scharin are joined by Gastr Del Sol’s David Grubbs on two of this album’s eight songs, cutting through a crowd of chatty midwestern 120 Minutes fans at Chicago’s notorious Lounge Ax.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                                                    Cave-In
                                                                                                                                                    Loss Leader
                                                                                                                                                    Jr
                                                                                                                                                    Pickup Song

                                                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                                                    Ides
                                                                                                                                                    Tom
                                                                                                                                                    Wird
                                                                                                                                                    Smoking Room

                                                                                                                                                    Peter Broderick & Ensemble 0

                                                                                                                                                    Give It To The Sky: Arthur Russell’s Tower Of Meaning Expanded

                                                                                                                                                      This autumn, Erased Tapes are set to release ‘Give It to the Sky: Arthur Russell’s Tower of Meaning Expanded’ by composer and producer Peter Broderick and French 12-piece group Ensemble 0; a complete re-recording of Russell’s epic minimalist orchestral composition originally released in 1983. Released 6th October, ‘Give It to the Sky’ also includes unreleased tracks by Russell which have been restored and re-recorded, resulting in an 80-minute reanimation that threads several lost songs into a meticulous and gorgeous rendering.

                                                                                                                                                      Ensemble 0 weave in and out of Broderick’s additions. ‘Corky’, a poignant cowboy ballad that Russell never finished, appears, disappears, and reappears three times, the droning exhalations of ‘Tower of Meaning’ making it feel sweeter and sadder. Arriving just after the triumphant halfway mark, the title track is a sublime meditation on mere existence, about staring at some simple rural scene and marcelling at the miracle of being anywhere at all. It is an apt encapsulation of how this entire project feels – a glorious way to hear something that might have seemed familiar as if for the very first time.

                                                                                                                                                      Russell was never much for definitive versions, of course. He was constantly rethinking the possibilities of a piece, of wondering what else it could do. ‘Give it to the Sky’ is a powerful affirmation of those principles, using Tower of Meaning’s framework to build outward and upward, to shape something that functions within Russell’s wondrous, paradoxical world. And ‘Give it to the Sky’ is also not intended to be some definitive last word. Broderick and Ensemble 0 speak already of the ways it may shift on stage, of where else it might lead.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      A1.Tower Of Meaning I
                                                                                                                                                      A2. Tower Of Meaning II
                                                                                                                                                      A3. Tower Of Meaning III
                                                                                                                                                      A4. Tower Of Meaning IV
                                                                                                                                                      A5. Corky I / White Jet Set Smoke Trail I
                                                                                                                                                      A6. Consideration
                                                                                                                                                      B1. Tower Of Meaning V
                                                                                                                                                      B2. Tower Of Meaning VI
                                                                                                                                                      B3. Tower Of Meaning VII
                                                                                                                                                      B4. Tower Of Meaning VIII
                                                                                                                                                      B5. Tower Of Meaning IX / Corky II
                                                                                                                                                      C1. Tower Of Meaning X
                                                                                                                                                      C2. Give It To The Sky
                                                                                                                                                      D1. Tower Of Meaning XI
                                                                                                                                                      D2. Tower Of Meaning XII
                                                                                                                                                      D3. Corky III
                                                                                                                                                      D4. White Jet Smoke Trail II

                                                                                                                                                      McKowski

                                                                                                                                                      Notes From The Boneyard

                                                                                                                                                        Envisioning a fictional world known as ‘The Boneyard’, McKowski’s debut is a purely instrumental album of atmospheric folk and otherworldly soundscapes to capture your imagination and seep into your soul.

                                                                                                                                                        Utilising a unique blend of acoustic guitars, strings, analog synths, and electronic toys, Mckowski creates a haunting and evocative journey across its transient 35 minutes. Gifted with the talents of some old allies, ‘Notes From The Boneyard’ sees guest musicianship from the likes of Steve Wickham (viola), Howe Gelb (guitar), Laura Mcafadden (cello), Dave Murphy (pedal steel), with St Francis Hotel also adding further elements of atmosphere and production.

                                                                                                                                                        With one foot rooted in a dark woodland and the other foot stepping into unknown territory, the end result is a must-listen for fans of soundtracks, the surreal, or simply those searching for the unexpected. Like the wooden beauty of Angelo Badalementi’s ‘Straight Story’ mixed with the dark synth undertones such as Carpenter-esque Moog; it’s the ideal companion for those pensive days and long nocturnal hours.

                                                                                                                                                        Explaining his vision for the new album, McKowski says: "For me the best stuff comes from that dance between good and evil, light and dark. It's a balancing act. This album started off as a small candle burning, the only bit of light in a vast dark cave. I needed to balance out the dark with some light. The spark of music was the seed, and this record is the first branch of the tree that grew from the fire. In the process I accidentally soundtracked my surroundings in real-time and ended up with this creation. I'm not sure exactly how I would describe it, but if my life was a movie, this would be the soundtrack.’’ 


                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        1. Lake
                                                                                                                                                        2. Madman
                                                                                                                                                        3. Return Of Pygmy Pony
                                                                                                                                                        4. Sartain
                                                                                                                                                        5. A Distant Thresher Cutting Through A Field In Slow Motion
                                                                                                                                                        6. Ode To Sunday
                                                                                                                                                        7. Frank
                                                                                                                                                        8. Ak The Dust
                                                                                                                                                        9. Cantina (The Mezcal Waltz)
                                                                                                                                                        10. One By Buk

                                                                                                                                                        The White Stripes

                                                                                                                                                        The Complete John Peel Sessions - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                          The official release of The White Stripes Peel Sessions on one stuffed-to-the-brim disc. Capturing Jack and Meg at the precipice of international renown in the hubbub of "White Blood Cells," their two live sessions with famed BBC DJ John Peel are arguably the best document of the White Stripes at that time.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          Vol. I // Maida Vale // July 25th, 2001
                                                                                                                                                          1. Let's Shake Hands
                                                                                                                                                          2. When I Hear My Name
                                                                                                                                                          3. Jolene
                                                                                                                                                          4. Death Letter
                                                                                                                                                          5. Cannon
                                                                                                                                                          6. Astro / Jack The Ripper
                                                                                                                                                          7. Hotel Yorba
                                                                                                                                                          8. I'm Finding It Hard To Be A Gentleman
                                                                                                                                                          9. Screwdriver
                                                                                                                                                          10. We're Going To Be Friends
                                                                                                                                                          11. You're Pretty Good Looking
                                                                                                                                                          12. Boll Weevil
                                                                                                                                                          13. Hello Operator
                                                                                                                                                          14. Baby Blue

                                                                                                                                                          Vol. II // Peel Acres II November 8th, 2001
                                                                                                                                                          15. Lord Send Me An Angel
                                                                                                                                                          16. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
                                                                                                                                                          17. I Think I Smell A Rat
                                                                                                                                                          18. Lets Build A Home / Goin’ Back To Memphis
                                                                                                                                                          19. Little Room
                                                                                                                                                          20. The Union Forever
                                                                                                                                                          21. The Same Boy You've Always Known
                                                                                                                                                          22. Look Me Over Closely
                                                                                                                                                          23. Looking At You
                                                                                                                                                          24. St James Infirmary Blues
                                                                                                                                                          25. Apple Blossom
                                                                                                                                                          26. Rated X
                                                                                                                                                          27. Little Girl That Says
                                                                                                                                                          28. Jumble, Jumble
                                                                                                                                                          29. Little People

                                                                                                                                                          The Shadow Ring

                                                                                                                                                          City Lights - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                            Throughout their legendary, decade-long run, the Shadow Ring were an enigmatic force on the international musical sub-underground. Before their disbandment in 2002, this shambolic rock outfit, formed by a group of rowdy teenagers in southeast England, left behind a mighty run of eight LPs, a handful of 7"s, and a spate of raucous live shows and cryptic zine appearances on both sides of the Atlantic, all which have bolstered their enduring word-of-mouth mystique. Beginning this year with the first-ever vinyl pressing of the self-released pre-Shadow Ring tape The Cat & Bells Club (1992), Blank Forms Editions is conducting a systematic retrospective of the storied group, including a multi-year LP reissue effort and a forthcoming comprehensive CD box set and an over five hundred page book.

                                                                                                                                                            Recorded and self-released by the group’s own Dry Leaf Discs in 1993, City Lights is the debut record of the then duo Graham Lambkin and Darren Harris an assured arrival statement teeming with stripling angst and ambition. Lifelong chums Lambkin and Harris were barely nineteen and living at home in the seaside town of Folkestone, Kent, with few overhead expenses. The two were freshly employed as a forklift operator at a hardware store and an aide at a home for children with disabilities, respectively, affording them the time and funds to commit to a proper full-length release. Frontman Lambkin describes the album as a “microscopic examination of leisure activities, this time centered around a nightclub,” a conceit surging through its lyrics, song titles, cover art (depicting an audience of cats and mice at the Leas Club, a Folkestone fixture), and flip side (replete with fictional bandmates and pseudonymous liner notes).

                                                                                                                                                            On a recently-acquired secondhand guitar, Lambkin plays repetitive, brooding licks that form the record’s backbone, weaving in and out of sync with Harris’s free-form percussion and the pair’s sing-song poetry. Tracks range from unraveling nursery-rhyme ditties to extended jams awash with Casiotone and toy piano noodling. The duo’s musical hobby-horses work themselves in: the influence of Mark E. Smith’s breathless deadpan, the headless outer-edges of ESP-Disk’s back catalog, the eerie atmospherics of Hirsche Nicht Aufs Sofa, and the deconstructed rock tunes of the Dunedin scene are all detectable, although there is a sui generis quality to the Shadow Ring’s artless temerity. “I’ve got to see and taste those city lights,” intones Lambkin on the album’s title track indeed, this is a record of naked drive and pent-up desperation, and a shimmering glimpse of what’s to come.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            A1. Double Standard
                                                                                                                                                            A2. City Lights
                                                                                                                                                            A3. Oooh Ahh
                                                                                                                                                            A4. Cape Of Seaweed
                                                                                                                                                            A5. Lyin' Eyes
                                                                                                                                                            A6. Cold Coffee
                                                                                                                                                            B1. Here Come The Candles
                                                                                                                                                            B2. Faithful Calls
                                                                                                                                                            B3. White Eyes
                                                                                                                                                            B4. The Visitor
                                                                                                                                                            B5. Snowbirds Of Alkatraz

                                                                                                                                                            The Shadow Ring

                                                                                                                                                            Put The Music In Its Coffin - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                              Throughout their legendary, decade-long run, the Shadow Ring were an enigmatic force on the international musical sub-underground. Before their disbandment in 2002, this shambolic rock outfit, formed by a group of rowdy teenagers in southeast England, left behind a mighty run of eight LPs, a handful of 7"s, and a spate of raucous live shows and cryptic zine appearances on both sides of the Atlantic, all which have bolstered their enduring word-of-mouth mystique. Beginning this year with the first-ever vinyl pressing of the self-released pre-Shadow Ring tape The Cat & Bells Club (1992), Blank Forms Editions is conducting a systematic retrospective of the storied group, including a multi-year LP reissue effort and a forthcoming comprehensive CD box set and an over five hundred page book.

                                                                                                                                                              Recorded in summer of 1994 at S.H.P studios (frontman Graham Lambkin’s parents’ home), the group’s sophomore record Put the Music In Its Coffin is a more sinister, saturnine affair than their debut City Lights. Coffin was many listeners’ introduction to the Shadow Ring, who had hitherto self-released their music, courting a steady stable of international fans through the magazine and mail-order catalog Forced Exposure. For their follow-up, the duo reached out to the ascending Philadelphia label Siltbreeze, whose eclectic roster of sneering, low-fidelity rock and noise connected disparate subterranean scenes from rust-belt America to the English Midlands, Dunedin, and beyond. As luck would have it, Siltbreeze proprietor Tom Lax was already a fan of the band’s first record and arranged to release both a 7” and their “difficult second album.” The connection proved to run deeper than vinyl within six months, Lax would pick up the pair from the airport for their spring 1995 US tour. This episode marked not only their first trip to the States but their first live performances at all, formally introducing the Shadow Ring to the American underground and solidifying the allure of the Folkestone pair.

                                                                                                                                                              From the get-go, the record has a menacing, vile ambience. Its opening track “Horse-Meat Cakes,” inspired by an anecdote by pulp author Philip K. Dick about how he and his wife subsisted off low-grade pet food when he first arrived in San Francisco, sets the tone lyrically and sonically. Subsequent tracks are filled with Rabelaisian body horror and sinewy, haptic diction. “I try to pass out vital organs, convinced that they are waste,” intones Lambkin in “Heart, Liver & Lungs,” before a chorus of detuned guitars kicks in, nearly drowning out the speaker’s account of consuming chevaline intestines. Later songs similarly detail vernacular cooking (“Caribbean Porridge,” about a cornmeal hangover cure), bodily processes (“Nocturnal Middle Rumbles,” about nighttime defecation), and creaturely conflict (“Crystal Tears” and “Spin The Animal Dial”). The album’s makeshift percussion and teenaged rawness resembles the verve of City Lights, while its screeching strings and gnarly distorted vocals give it a sparse, miasmic atmosphere that look towards the uncompromising, otherworldly experimentation of the band’s Hold Onto I.D. (1996) and Lighthouse (1997), making this one of the Shadow Ring’s most distilled musical statements.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              A1. Horse-Meat Cakes
                                                                                                                                                              A2. Heart, Liver & Lungs
                                                                                                                                                              A3. Put The Music In It's Coffin
                                                                                                                                                              A4. Remembering Old Friends
                                                                                                                                                              A5. Mustard Hooves
                                                                                                                                                              B1. Nocturnal Middle Rumbles
                                                                                                                                                              B2. Caribbean Porridge
                                                                                                                                                              B3. Crystal Tears
                                                                                                                                                              B4. Spin The Animal Dial
                                                                                                                                                              B5. Moonlight In Wings

                                                                                                                                                              Black Sabbath

                                                                                                                                                              The Ultimate Collection - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                Black Sabbath was formed in Birmingham in 1968 by Ozzy Osbourne (lead vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), and Bill Ward (drums and percussion). Originally formed as a heavy blues-rock band named Earth, the band began incorporating occult and horror-inspired lyrics with tuned-down guitars, changing their name to Black Sabbath and releasing multiple gold and platinum records in the 1970s.

                                                                                                                                                                The Ultimate Collection was curated by band members, resulting in a 17-track collection that features the band’s classic songs including “Paranoid,” “Iron Man,” “War Pigs,” “N.I.B.” and “The Wizard,” as well as choice cuts from their classic albums. Remastered by renowned engineer Andy Pearce (Motörhead, Deep Purple, Lou Reed, Iggy & The Stooges) in 2009.


                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. Paranoid
                                                                                                                                                                2. Iron Man
                                                                                                                                                                3. Children Of The Grave
                                                                                                                                                                4. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
                                                                                                                                                                5. Back Street Kids
                                                                                                                                                                6. War Pigs
                                                                                                                                                                7. Black Sabbath
                                                                                                                                                                8. Sweet Leaf
                                                                                                                                                                9. Snowblind
                                                                                                                                                                10. Hole In The Sky
                                                                                                                                                                11. N.I.B
                                                                                                                                                                12. Planet Caravan
                                                                                                                                                                13. Never Say Die
                                                                                                                                                                14. The Wizard
                                                                                                                                                                15. Fairies Wear Boots
                                                                                                                                                                16. Supernaut
                                                                                                                                                                17. Changes

                                                                                                                                                                Heatmiser (Elliott Smith & Neil Gust)

                                                                                                                                                                The Music Of Heatmiser - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                  Neil Gust and Elliott Smith arrived in Portland, OR together in the summer of 1991 to start a new band with drummer/producer Tony Lash. Within a year of adding bassist Brandt Peterson on bass, they were playing across the West Coast and demoing dozens of songs for their first LP. Six of these tracks were self-released on the cassette titled “The Music of Heatmiser” which was sold at shows, local record shops, and handed out to record labels.

                                                                                                                                                                  The sound of the band changed a lot over 3 LP’s, but this is Heatmiser right out of the gate. New, energetic, excited, moving quickly through styles, totally broke and making it work in whatever way possible. It’s guitar rock, full-blast, through 100 watt Marshall half stacks, when grunge was ascendant in the Pacific Northwest and the Portland scene was exploding. Fast, tight, loud, fun.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE 1
                                                                                                                                                                  1. Lowlife ('92 Cassette)
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Bottle Rocket ('92 Cassette)
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Buick ('92 Cassette)
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Just A Little Prick ('92 Cassette)
                                                                                                                                                                  5. Dirt ('92 Cassette)
                                                                                                                                                                  6. Mightier Than You ('92 Cassette)
                                                                                                                                                                  7. Can't Be Touched (Cavity Search Single)
                                                                                                                                                                  8. Wake (Cavity Search Single)
                                                                                                                                                                  9. Stray (Cavity Search Single)
                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE 2
                                                                                                                                                                  1. Dead Air (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Sands Hotel (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Mock Up (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Cannibal (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                  5. Candyland (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                  6. Still (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE 3
                                                                                                                                                                  1. Man Camp
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Laying Low
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Bloody Knuckles
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Father Song
                                                                                                                                                                  5. Glamourine
                                                                                                                                                                  6. Meatline
                                                                                                                                                                  7. Revolution
                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE 4
                                                                                                                                                                  1. Blackout (Live On KBOO)
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Bottle Rocket (Live On KBOO)
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Dirt (Live On KBOO)
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Still (Live On KBOO)
                                                                                                                                                                  5. Candyland (Live On KBOO)
                                                                                                                                                                  6. Don't Look Down (Live On KBOO)
                                                                                                                                                                  7. Lowlife (Live On KBOO)

                                                                                                                                                                  Joni Mitchell

                                                                                                                                                                  Archives - Vol. 3: The Asylum Years (1972-1975)

                                                                                                                                                                    Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 3: The Asylum Years (1972-1975) is the latest entry in Rhino’s ongoing, GRAMMY-winning series exploring the vast untapped archives of rare Joni Mitchell recordings — a project guided intimately by Mitchell’s own vision and personal touch. Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 3: The Asylum Years (1972-1975) will be available as a 5CD with an accompanying book featuring photos and a conversation about this period between Joni Mitchell and longtime friend Cameron Crowe.

                                                                                                                                                                    The collection begins with an early cut of “Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire,” one of two songs (along with “For The Roses”) test-driven during a visit to a Graham Nash David Crosby recording session at Wally Heider’s in Hollywood.

                                                                                                                                                                    From there, listeners are treated to early demos and alternate versions from sessions from For The Roses, Court & Spark, and The Hissing Of Summer Lawns; historic live show recordings, including the entirety of Mitchell’s triumphant 1972 return to Carnegie Hall and a definitive gig with her Court And Spark backing band Tom Scott & the L.A. Express; and tracks from sessions cut alongside James Taylor, Graham Nash, and Neil Young.

                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                    CD Box Set:
                                                                                                                                                                    CD One:

                                                                                                                                                                    Graham Nash David Crosby Session
                                                                                                                                                                    Wally Heider Studios, Hollywood, CA, Dec. 13, 1971
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire
                                                                                                                                                                    2. For The Roses
                                                                                                                                                                    For The Roses Demos
                                                                                                                                                                    A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, Late 1971 / Early 1972
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Banquet
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Lesson In Survival
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Like Veils Said Lorraine
                                                                                                                                                                    6. See You Sometime
                                                                                                                                                                    Live At Carnegie Hall
                                                                                                                                                                    New York City, NY, Feb. 23, 1972
                                                                                                                                                                    7. This Flight Tonight
                                                                                                                                                                    8. Electricity
                                                                                                                                                                    9. Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire
                                                                                                                                                                    10. Big Yellow Taxi
                                                                                                                                                                    11. Blue
                                                                                                                                                                    12. For Free
                                                                                                                                                                    13. Banquet
                                                                                                                                                                    14. All I Want
                                                                                                                                                                    15. Intro To A Case Of You
                                                                                                                                                                    16. A Case Of You
                                                                                                                                                                    17. Intro To Carey
                                                                                                                                                                    18. Carey
                                                                                                                                                                    19. Lesson In Survival
                                                                                                                                                                    20. Woodstock
                                                                                                                                                                    21. Intro To You Turn Me On I’m A Radio
                                                                                                                                                                    22. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio
                                                                                                                                                                    23. Intro To For The Roses
                                                                                                                                                                    24. For The Roses

                                                                                                                                                                    CD Two:
                                                                                                                                                                    Live At Carnegie Hall [cont.]
                                                                                                                                                                    New York City, NY, Feb. 23, 1972
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Both Sides Now
                                                                                                                                                                    2. My Old Man
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Intro To The Circle Game
                                                                                                                                                                    4. The Circle Game
                                                                                                                                                                    For The Roses Early Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                    Wally Heider Studios, Hollywood, CA, Apr. 16-21, 1972
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Medley: Bony Moronie/Summertime Blues/You Never Can Tell - With James Taylor
                                                                                                                                                                    6. Electricity - With James Taylor
                                                                                                                                                                    7. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio - With Neil Young & The Stray Gators
                                                                                                                                                                    8. See You Sometime (early Version With Bass & Drums)
                                                                                                                                                                    9. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio (early Version With Bass & Drums)
                                                                                                                                                                    Live At Royal Festival Hall
                                                                                                                                                                    London, England, May 5, 1972
                                                                                                                                                                    10. Intro To Judgement Of The Moon And Stars (Ludwig’s Tune)
                                                                                                                                                                    11. Judgement Of The Moon And Stars (Ludwig’s Tune)
                                                                                                                                                                    For The Roses Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                    A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, Jul-Aug, 1972
                                                                                                                                                                    12. Blonde In The Bleachers (alternate Guitar Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                    13. Let The Wind Carry Me (piano/vocal Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                    14. Barangrill (guitar/vocal Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                    15. Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire (sax Guide Vocal)
                                                                                                                                                                    16. Sunrise Raga
                                                                                                                                                                    17. Twisted (early Alternate Version)
                                                                                                                                                                    James Bay Benefit Concert
                                                                                                                                                                    Paul Sauvé Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 15, 1973
                                                                                                                                                                    18. Intro To Big Yellow Taxi
                                                                                                                                                                    19. Big Yellow Taxi

                                                                                                                                                                    CD Three:
                                                                                                                                                                    Court And Spark Demos
                                                                                                                                                                    A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, Summer 1973
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Piano Suite:
                                                                                                                                                                    Down To You
                                                                                                                                                                    Court And SparkCar On A Hill
                                                                                                                                                                    Down To You
                                                                                                                                                                    2. People’s Parties
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Help Me
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Just LIke This Train
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Raised On Robbery
                                                                                                                                                                    6. Trouble Child
                                                                                                                                                                    Wild Tales [Graham Nash] Session
                                                                                                                                                                    Rudy Records Studios, San Francisco, CA, Aug. 25, 1973
                                                                                                                                                                    7. Raised On Robbery (early Working Version)
                                                                                                                                                                    8. Raised On Robbery – With Neil Young & The Santa Monica Flyers
                                                                                                                                                                    Court And Spark Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                    A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, Sep.-Oct., 1973
                                                                                                                                                                    9. People’s Parties (early Alternate Take)
                                                                                                                                                                    10. Trouble Child (early Alternate Take)
                                                                                                                                                                    11. Car On A Hill (early Alternate Take)
                                                                                                                                                                    12. Down To You (alternate Version)
                                                                                                                                                                    13. The Same Situation (alt Vocal/piano Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                    14. Bonderia
                                                                                                                                                                    Live At Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
                                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles, CA, Mar. 3, 1974
                                                                                                                                                                    15. Introduction
                                                                                                                                                                    16. This Flight Tonight – With Tom Scott & The L.A. Express
                                                                                                                                                                    17. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio – With Tom Scott & The L.A. Express
                                                                                                                                                                    18. Free Man In Paris – With Tom Scott & The L.A. Express
                                                                                                                                                                    19. The Same Situation – With Tom Scott & The L.A. Express
                                                                                                                                                                    20. Just Like This Train – With Tom Scott & The L.A. Express

                                                                                                                                                                    CD Four:
                                                                                                                                                                    Live At Dorothy Chandler Pavilion [cont.]
                                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles, CA, Mar. 3, 1974
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Rainy Night House – With Tom Scott & The L.A. Express
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Woodstock – With Tom Scott & The L.A. Express
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Cactus Tree
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Big Yellow Taxi
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Intro To People’s Parties
                                                                                                                                                                    6. People’s Parties
                                                                                                                                                                    7. All I Want
                                                                                                                                                                    8. A Case Of You
                                                                                                                                                                    9. Intro To For The Roses
                                                                                                                                                                    10. For The Roses
                                                                                                                                                                    11. Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire – With Tom Scott
                                                                                                                                                                    12. Blue
                                                                                                                                                                    13. For Free – With Tom Scott
                                                                                                                                                                    14. Trouble Child – With Tom Scott & The L.A. Express
                                                                                                                                                                    15. Help Me – With Tom Scott & The L.A. Express
                                                                                                                                                                    16. Car On A Hill – With Tom Scott & The L.A. Express

                                                                                                                                                                    CD Five:
                                                                                                                                                                    Live At New Victoria Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                    London, England, Apr. 22, 1974
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Intro To Jericho
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Jericho
                                                                                                                                                                    Live At Wembley Stadium
                                                                                                                                                                    London, England, Sep. 14, 1974
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Woman Of Heart And Mind
                                                                                                                                                                    The Hissing Of Summer Lawns Demos
                                                                                                                                                                    A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, 1975
                                                                                                                                                                    4. In France They Kiss On Main Street
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Edith And The Kingpin
                                                                                                                                                                    6. Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow
                                                                                                                                                                    7. Shades Of Scarlet Conquering
                                                                                                                                                                    8. The Boho Dance
                                                                                                                                                                    9. Harry’s House
                                                                                                                                                                    10. Dreamland
                                                                                                                                                                    The Hissing Of Summer Lawns Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                    A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, 1975
                                                                                                                                                                    11. In France They Kiss On Main Street (alternate Version)
                                                                                                                                                                    12. The Jungle Line (guitar/alternate Vocal)
                                                                                                                                                                    13. Edith And The Kingpin (alternate Version)
                                                                                                                                                                    14. Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow (alternate Version)
                                                                                                                                                                    15. Shades Of Scarlet Conquering (alternate Version)
                                                                                                                                                                    16. The Boho Dance (alternate Version)
                                                                                                                                                                    17. Dreamland (early Alternate Band Version)

                                                                                                                                                                    Vinyl Box Set:
                                                                                                                                                                    Side One:
                                                                                                                                                                    Graham Nash David Crosby Session
                                                                                                                                                                    Wally Heider Studios, Hollywood, CA, Dec. 13, 1971
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire
                                                                                                                                                                    For The Roses Demos
                                                                                                                                                                    A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, Late 1971/early 1972
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Like Veils Said Lorraine
                                                                                                                                                                    For The Roses Early Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                    Wally Heider Studios, Hollywood, CA, Apr. 16-21, 1972
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Medley: Bony Moronie/Summertime Blues/You Never Can Tell - With James Taylor
                                                                                                                                                                    4. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio - With Neil Young & The Stray Gators
                                                                                                                                                                    5. See You Sometime (early Version With Bass & Drums)

                                                                                                                                                                    Side Two:
                                                                                                                                                                    Live At Carnegie Hall
                                                                                                                                                                    New York City, NY, Feb. 23, 1972
                                                                                                                                                                    1. This Flight Tonight
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Electricity
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Lesson In Survival
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Blue
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Banquet
                                                                                                                                                                    6. Intro To For The Roses
                                                                                                                                                                    7. For The Roses

                                                                                                                                                                    Side Three:
                                                                                                                                                                    Live At Royal Festival Hall
                                                                                                                                                                    London, England, May 5, 1972
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Intro To Judgement Of The Moon And Stars (Ludwig’s Tune)
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Judgement Of The Moon And Stars (Ludwig’s Tune)
                                                                                                                                                                    For The Roses Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                    A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, Jul-Aug, 1972
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Blonde In The Bleachers (alternate Guitar Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Barangrill (guitar/vocal Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Sunrise Raga [3:41]
                                                                                                                                                                    6. Twisted (early Alternate Version)

                                                                                                                                                                    Side Four:
                                                                                                                                                                    Court And Spark Demos
                                                                                                                                                                    A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, Summer 1973
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Piano Suite:
                                                                                                                                                                    Down To You
                                                                                                                                                                    Court And Spark
                                                                                                                                                                    Car On A Hill
                                                                                                                                                                    Down To You
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Help Me

                                                                                                                                                                    Side Five:
                                                                                                                                                                    Tonight’s The Night [Neil Young] Session
                                                                                                                                                                    S.I.R., Hollywood, CA, Aug. 26, 1973
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Raised On Robbery – With Neil Young & The Santa Monica Flyers
                                                                                                                                                                    Court And Spark Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                    A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, Sep.-Oct., 1973
                                                                                                                                                                    2. People’s Parties (early Alternate Take)
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Trouble Child (early Alternate Take)
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Car On A Hill (early Alternate Take)
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Bonderia

                                                                                                                                                                    Side Six:
                                                                                                                                                                    Live At Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
                                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles, CA, Mar. 3, 1974
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Introduction
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Free Man In Paris – With Tom Scott & The L.A. Express
                                                                                                                                                                    3. The Same Situation – With Tom Scott & The L.A. Express
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Just Like This Train – With Tom Scott & The L.A. Express
                                                                                                                                                                    Live At New Victoria Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                    London, England, Apr. 22, 1974
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Intro To Jericho
                                                                                                                                                                    6. Jericho
                                                                                                                                                                    Live At Wembley Stadium
                                                                                                                                                                    London, England, Sep. 14, 1974
                                                                                                                                                                    7. Woman Of Heart And Mind

                                                                                                                                                                    Side Seven:
                                                                                                                                                                    The Hissing Of Summer Lawns Demos
                                                                                                                                                                    A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, 1975
                                                                                                                                                                    1. In France They Kiss On Main Street
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Edith And The Kingpin
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Harry’s House

                                                                                                                                                                    Side Eight:
                                                                                                                                                                    The Hissing Of Summer Lawns Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                    A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, 1975
                                                                                                                                                                    1. The Jungle Line (guitar/alternate Vocal)
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Shades Of Scarlet Conquering (alternate Version)
                                                                                                                                                                    3. The Boho Dance (alternate Version)
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Dreamland (early Alternate Band Version)

                                                                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                    Soul Jazz Records Presents Holy Church Of The Ecstatic Soul - A Higher Power: Gospel, Funk & Soul At The Crossroads 1971-83

                                                                                                                                                                      Soul Jazz Records’ ‘Holy Church of the Ecstatic Soul - A Higher Power - Gospel, Funk & Soul at the Crossroads 1971-83’ draws upon the extensive links between black American gospel music and soul music, showing how the sensibilities of gospel artists such as Shirley Caeser, Dorothy Norwood, Andrae Crouch and others crossed over into secular soul music during this period.

                                                                                                                                                                      The album was first available as a long-sold out coloured vinyl edition for RSD 2023 and is now available on black double vinyl and for the first time on CD.

                                                                                                                                                                      Many of the most successful soul artists - from Aretha Franklin to Al Green, The Staple Singers to Sam Cooke - all drew upon their upbringing in the church for their musical inspiration. This album discusses how important the links between the black church and soul music were in creating soul music and spotlights some of the many important (and also little-known) gospel artists who walked this line between sacred music and soul, funk and disco in the 1970s and early 1980s.

                                                                                                                                                                      ‘Holy Church Of The Ecstatic Soul’ shows how sacred gospel music was at home with Stevie Wonder, Blaxploitation-style funk, and produced music celebrated both in New York’s underground discos (The Paradise Garage, Studio 54, etc) and later sampled by the likes of Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Blige.

                                                                                                                                                                      “Curated with an obvious passion and sense of history, ‘Holy Church Of The Ecstatic Soul’ serves as the perfect intro to the funky spirituals that once served as the foundation for various schools of sound (Philly R&B, disco, soul) over the last 50 years.” - The Wire

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      Andraé Crouch & The Disciples - Satisfied
                                                                                                                                                                      Shirley Caesar - Jesus Children Of America
                                                                                                                                                                      The Meditation Singers - Trouble's Brewin'
                                                                                                                                                                      The Clark Sisters - You Brought The Sunshine
                                                                                                                                                                      Dorothy Norwood - Let Your Feet Down Easy
                                                                                                                                                                      Shirley Caesar - Jesus Is Coming
                                                                                                                                                                      Swan Silvertones - If You Believe Your God Is Dead
                                                                                                                                                                      The Alvin Darling Ensemble - Is There Anybody Here?
                                                                                                                                                                      Roscoe Robinson - There's A Creator
                                                                                                                                                                      Destiny - Nothing Can Stop Me Now
                                                                                                                                                                      The Meditation Singers - Good Old Gospel Music
                                                                                                                                                                      Keith Barrow - Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
                                                                                                                                                                      Roscoe Robinson - Elijah
                                                                                                                                                                      Dyson's Faces - Till I've Got This Feelin' Of Love
                                                                                                                                                                      The Violinaires - The Upper Way
                                                                                                                                                                      Leomia Boyd And The Gospel Music Makers - Higher In Jesus' Love
                                                                                                                                                                      Keith Barrow - The Right Road Now

                                                                                                                                                                      The David Tattersall Group

                                                                                                                                                                      The David Tattersall Group

                                                                                                                                                                        Prolific songwriter and guitar virtuoso David Tattersall presents 11 new songs on themes of memory, dreams, loneliness and love, featuring nylon-string guitar improvisations in the vein of gypsy jazz legend Django Reinhardt. The David Tattersall Group are old friends who rehearsed together for months in a small, smoky, sweaty room, before recording the album on a huge red boat moored on the River Thames, all vintage microphones and wooden walls inside. Friendship is a vital part of the record’s magic. Stylistic influences include Ronnie Lane, after whom one song is named, and the nylon-string guitar work of Jonathan Richman and Willie Nelson. A pastoral mood prevails, with swells of melancholic violin and Spaghetti Western harmonica, backed by honky-tonk piano and the dry drum sounds of Neil Young’s Harvest period, while the golden voice of Holly Holden adds a touch of glamour to proceedings. David’s process includes much musical improvisation and stream-ofconsciousness writing, but his end goal is to couple classic songwriting with the collective chemistry of musicians playing live in the studio. His lyric influences include Tom Verlaine, John Cooper Clarke and the New York School of Poets, particularly James Schuyler. The vinyl comes with a downloadable version featuring two covers of Townes Van Zandt and Jimi Hendrix.

                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Bright Moon
                                                                                                                                                                        2. New Beginning
                                                                                                                                                                        3. My Lovely
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Ronnie
                                                                                                                                                                        5. Night Owls
                                                                                                                                                                        6. The Long Goodbye
                                                                                                                                                                        7. Drive All Night
                                                                                                                                                                        8. Since The Night
                                                                                                                                                                        9. Fresh Evening Rain
                                                                                                                                                                        10. Mellow Magic
                                                                                                                                                                        11. Bluebird

                                                                                                                                                                        Sinead O'Connor

                                                                                                                                                                        The Lion And The Cobra - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                          Sinead was born in Dublin in 1966, and was discovered by Paul Byrne, drummer of U2 proteges In Tua Nua, while singing wedding covers in the city. After cowriting the first In Tua Nua single, she left school to focus on music, studying voice and piano at the Dublin College of Music before relocating to London in 1985.

                                                                                                                                                                          Released in November 1987, Sinead's striking debut album The Lion and the Cobra was met with critical and commercial success. The album synthesises several of Sinead's influences into a diverse array of sounds and styles, from the hushed, atmospheric 'Troy' and 'Jackie' to the pop-rock hit single 'Mandinka', and the hip-hop inspired 'I Want Your (Hands on Me)'. The album also includes 'Drink Before The War', a song written by Sinead about her experiences at the Catholic reform school she attended, and was recently featured in the HBO series Euphoria.

                                                                                                                                                                          The album remains a high point.

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          Jackie
                                                                                                                                                                          Mandinka
                                                                                                                                                                          Jerusalem
                                                                                                                                                                          Just Like U Said It Would B
                                                                                                                                                                          Never Get Old
                                                                                                                                                                          Troy
                                                                                                                                                                          I Want Your (Hands On Me)
                                                                                                                                                                          Drink Before The War
                                                                                                                                                                          Just Call Me Joe

                                                                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                          Surfin' The Great Lakes: Kay Bank Studio Surf Sides Of The 1960s

                                                                                                                                                                            Board bustin' banshees from landlocked America! Surfin' The Great Lakes takes a largely instrumental spin through surf rock and surf-themed gems. From the twistin' twitcher Trashmen, stripped down Chuck Berry covers, Mancini jams cut by The Mustangs, to The Satisfactions doing their take on a Beach Boys B-side! This sonic tsunami of West Coast surf and R&B music floated below sea level for over 50 years... Until now! This compilation showcases the best of what Kay Bank had to offer. Surf's up!

                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Jonah - The Vaqueros
                                                                                                                                                                            2. Heaven's Devil - The Boss Tweads
                                                                                                                                                                            3. Caliente - The Marauders
                                                                                                                                                                            4. Island In The Sun - The Vaqueros
                                                                                                                                                                            5. Shot In The Dark - The Mustangs
                                                                                                                                                                            6. Disintegration - The Readymen
                                                                                                                                                                            7. Comin' Home Baby - The Vaqueros
                                                                                                                                                                            8. Girl Don't Tell Me - The Satisfactions
                                                                                                                                                                            9. 80 Foot Wave - The Vaqueros
                                                                                                                                                                            10. Za Boo - The Valients
                                                                                                                                                                            11. Bird Gasp '65 - The Trashmen
                                                                                                                                                                            12. Surfin' Blues - The Readymen
                                                                                                                                                                            13. The Furys - Little Queenie (instrumental Version)
                                                                                                                                                                            14. Space Journey Ranger 7 - The Vaqueros
                                                                                                                                                                            15. Surf Beat - The Chancellors
                                                                                                                                                                            16. Greensleeves - The Trashmen

                                                                                                                                                                            Christopher Tignor

                                                                                                                                                                            The Art Of Surrender

                                                                                                                                                                              The Art of Surrender marks a return to life, sown from primal impulses and hard-won emotional truths. Unrestrained melodic rapture soars above a relentless kick drum, speaking a need to move, to dance, to love. The music is as ambitious as its origins are personal. Tignor plays with scale, crafting multi-movement epics alongside one-minute miniatures. The smallest, most fragile violin gestures, where the finger barely touches the string to extract natural harmonics exist side by side with angular, exotic melodies, asymmetric rhythms, and rapid-fire string crossings. On this LP, Tignor digs even more deeply into the violin and its technicolor reimaginings under his electroacoustic treatments. Christopher Tignor is a composer, violinist, lecturer, and software engineer. His emotionally charged scores and unique focus on live, performance-based electroacoustic practice has won acclaim within both the classical and experimental communities across 10 LPs on the Western Vinyl and New Albion record labels. He creates the live performance software he uses, shared freely. As a composer he has written and recorded work for ensembles including The Knights, A Far Cry string orchestra, and Brooklyn Rider string quartet, performing alongside them at premiere venues including Carnegie's Zankel Hall. As a string arranger he has worked with Helios, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, John Congleton, This Will Destroy You, Meshell Ndegeocello, and several other artists at the boundaries of popular music. This music breathes, swoons and swoops elegiacally, in the same way a crack symphony might on a good night.

                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                              01 Any Way To Reach You
                                                                                                                                                                              02 Ritual Of A Thousand Limbs
                                                                                                                                                                              03 O­-Centered Hearts
                                                                                                                                                                              04 Forms In A Flame
                                                                                                                                                                              05 She Comes In Waves
                                                                                                                                                                              06 Would That I Could 

                                                                                                                                                                              Andrew Cushin

                                                                                                                                                                              Waiting For The Rain

                                                                                                                                                                                Pre-order the album and receive a free poncho.

                                                                                                                                                                                23-year-old singer-songwriter Andrew Cushin is Newcastle’s fastest rising star. He has already recorded with Noel Gallagher and counts Paul Weller and Sam Fender among his biggest cheerleaders.

                                                                                                                                                                                Andrew grew up on a council estate in Heaton, Newcastle. His songs, delivered in a gorgeous baritone that sounds way beyond his years, are full of his experiences growing up, his lust for life, his grief at the loss of loved ones, his hopes and fears, his love and his stoicism.

                                                                                                                                                                                Andrew Cushin released his debut single It’s Gonna Get Better (2020) followed by Waiting For The Rain (2020); ’Where’s My Family Gone’ (2021) featuring production and guitar from Noel Gallagher and in 2022, through Peter Doherty’s Strap Originals label, You Don’t Belong EP and double A Side single You’ll Be Free / Dream For A Moment.

                                                                                                                                                                                “Cushin recalls acoustic Noel Gallagher circa Morning Glory.” – Sunday Times Culture.

                                                                                                                                                                                “The kitchen-sink realism of his songs, raised on the concrete turfs of council estates and smokefilled social clubs of Newcastle, is something the chart-topping Toms, Jacks and Georges of guitarpop are not only desperately lacking, but entirely unaware of.” - The Line of Best Fit.

                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                1. Let Me Give It To You
                                                                                                                                                                                2. Just Like You’d Want Me To
                                                                                                                                                                                3. Comedown
                                                                                                                                                                                4. It’s Coming Round Again
                                                                                                                                                                                5. 4.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                6. Broken Love Song
                                                                                                                                                                                7. Waiting For The Rain
                                                                                                                                                                                8. Wor Flags
                                                                                                                                                                                9. Dream For A Moment
                                                                                                                                                                                10. I Want You To Be There
                                                                                                                                                                                11. You’ll Be Free
                                                                                                                                                                                12. The End

                                                                                                                                                                                Steven Wilson

                                                                                                                                                                                The Harmony Codex

                                                                                                                                                                                  The Harmony Codex - the seventh album by Steven Wilson - takes you on a trip. A genre-spanning collection that opens up like a musical puzzle box, it presents a series of endlessly beautiful vistas that roll out and shift in front of you. Arguably the best album Wilson has made during a career that’s spanned more than three decades both as a band leader and as a solo artist, it represents the apotheosis of a life spent fully absorbed in music.

                                                                                                                                                                                  While The Harmony Codex nods to records from Steven Wilson’s recent past, at times echoing the paranoid rumble of 2008’s Insurgentes, the crystalline electronics of 2021’s The Future Bites and the expansive storytelling of 2013’s The Raven That Refused To Sing (and Other Stories), here he has managed to create something entirely unique, a record that exists outside of the notion of genre. And although The Harmony Codex is a record made with spatial audio in mind, it’s not one that needs an elaborate sound system to lift you out of body - two speakers and an open mind will do just fine.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Steven Wilson is a singular talent, an artist/producer, his last album - 2021’s The Future Bites - charted at No 4 in the UK and was nominated for 2 Grammys. He is the founding member of Porcupine Tree, whose last album (2022’s Closure/Continuation) charted at No 2. Steven has also received multiple Grammy nominations for his spatial audio work, having recently remixed artists such as Chic, King Crimson, ABC, Roxy Music, A Ha, Suede, Tears for Fears and Guns N’ Roses. 


                                                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                  Barry says: As a massive fan of Porcupine Tree, it's comforting to still be able to hear the chord progressions and vocal range that Wilson displayed for the band transplanted into his solo work. These pieces eschew the obvious drug-adjacent trips of those early works and to an extent the gothic leaning hints in his early albums, while still retaining his mastery of production and unique sound.

                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Inclination
                                                                                                                                                                                  2. What Life Brings
                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Economies Of Scale
                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Impossible Tightrope
                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Rock Bottom
                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Beautiful Scarecrow
                                                                                                                                                                                  7. The Harmony Codex
                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Time Is Running Out
                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Actual Brutal Facts
                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Staircase

                                                                                                                                                                                  Harold Budd

                                                                                                                                                                                  The White Arcades - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                    First time vinyl repress of a classic Harold Budd album originally released in 1988. Partly recorded at the Cocteau Twins studio with production help from Robin Guthrie and Brian Eno, the album’s effortless blend of glistening synths, limpid piano notes, foggy textures and space result in a beautiful contemplative whole. “Although its aura is ethereal and unworldly, Budd's music is actually an exemplary form of humanly useful music.

                                                                                                                                                                                    When the mundane urgencies of life, or the nonsense of our political culture, get you frazzled, which is pretty much every day these days, you can put on this music and imbibe its stillness and grace. His records are exactly the kind of music you'd play for calm and solace during a bereavement — or at a service sending someone to their final resting place. Harold Budd sounds like heaven on earth.” Simon Reynolds

                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                    A1 The White Arcades
                                                                                                                                                                                    A2 Balthus Bemused By Color
                                                                                                                                                                                    A3 The Child With A Lion
                                                                                                                                                                                    A4 The Real Dream Of Sails
                                                                                                                                                                                    B1 Algebra Of Darkness
                                                                                                                                                                                    B2 Totems Of The Red-Sleeved Warrior
                                                                                                                                                                                    B3 The Room
                                                                                                                                                                                    B4 Coyote
                                                                                                                                                                                    B5 The Kiss

                                                                                                                                                                                    Run The Jewels

                                                                                                                                                                                    Run The Jewels - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                      Run the Jewels - Hip-hop's preeminent collaboration between veteran rhyme-slayers El-P and Killer Mike have gone from a whim-driven underground rap project to a worldwide sensation since the release of their 2013 debut Run The Jewels

                                                                                                                                                                                      Mixing the industrial grime of New York City with the vibrant bounce of the dirty South, they forge hip-hop's future while adhering to the core tenets of its bedrock: gymnastic displays of skills, incendiary political rhetoric, merciless braggadocio, battle-honed assholery, R-rated punchlines and a back-and-forth that brings the interplay of the shell-toe Adidas era screaming into our contemporary nightmare.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Tearing up the music industry rulebook, their self-titled 2013 debut was originally released through a series of website- crashing free album downloads. Featuring Outkast's Big Boi on Banana Clipper and Prince Paul on Twin Hype Back, it's a "rough and rabid ride"; a "swaggering victory lap for two artists at the peak of their creativity"; and been dubbed "one of the best hip-hop records of 2013".

                                                                                                                                                                                      Now available in a special 10th anniversary edition with the original and instrumental album, packaged in a double gatefold sleeve with split- coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                      Run The Jewels
                                                                                                                                                                                      Banana Clipper
                                                                                                                                                                                      36 Chain
                                                                                                                                                                                      Ddfh
                                                                                                                                                                                      Sea Legs
                                                                                                                                                                                      Job Well Done
                                                                                                                                                                                      No Come Down
                                                                                                                                                                                      Get It
                                                                                                                                                                                      Twin Hype Pack
                                                                                                                                                                                      A Christmas Fucking Miracle
                                                                                                                                                                                      Run The Jewels Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                      Banana Clipper Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                      36 Chain Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                      Ddfh Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                      Sea Legs Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                      Job Well Done Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                      No Come Down Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                      Get It Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                      Twin Hype Pack Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                      A Christmas Fuckign Miracle Instrumental

                                                                                                                                                                                      Josh Ritter

                                                                                                                                                                                      The Beast In It's Tracks - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                        Josh Ritter's "Purple Rain" edition of 2013's The Beast in Its Tracks - limited to 1000 copies worldwide and newly remastered and optimized for vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                        The black vinyl edition of Beast has been out of print for some time, and there hasn't been a color edition of Beast since 2013's clear vinyl edition.

                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                        Third Arm
                                                                                                                                                                                        Evil Eye
                                                                                                                                                                                        A Certain Light
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hopeful
                                                                                                                                                                                        Nightmares
                                                                                                                                                                                        New Lover
                                                                                                                                                                                        Heart's Ease
                                                                                                                                                                                        In Your Arms Again
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Appleblossom Rag
                                                                                                                                                                                        Bonfire
                                                                                                                                                                                        In Your Arms Awhile
                                                                                                                                                                                        Joy To You Baby
                                                                                                                                                                                        Lights

                                                                                                                                                                                        Not far off two years from the day, Bristol's Tara Clerkin Trio return to World of Echo and the EP format for a five song collection of quixotic, emotional redolence. But do not mistake their absence for inertia. If their musical output has been a little sparse during those in-between years, limited to a few solo ventures and an astonishing ten minute long piece as a trio, their time has otherwise been richly spent: continuous writing and recording, extensive live performances across Europe and Japan, a cultivation of local and more far-flung artistic connections (musical and otherwise), and a monthly NTS show that, through the voice of others, speaks most obviously to their own unorthodox interests. It's the conflux of that winding activity that leads indirectly to On The Turning Ground, 26 minutes of probing, thoughtful composition that draws from no one specific source.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Their inspirations might be centreless, but the trio still possess a very obvious anchor in the form of their hometown. Bristol stands as a city of multitudes, heterogenous and vibrant in such a way as to allow it to renew and remake time and again. Tara Clerkin Trio drink from that same well, duly reflecting a rich musical heritage built on fwd-facing electronic subcultures and experimental urges. As such, On The Turning Ground finds them subject to their own subtle internal evolution, the pervasive sense that you've caught them mid-bloom, on their way to becoming but never anything but themselves.

                                                                                                                                                                                        The two instrumental pieces that bookend the EP stand as a perfect case in point, displaying an increasing mastery of compositional space. Pensive and restrained, 'Brigstow' and 'Once Around' both emanate an interstitial quality that's not so much after- as in-between-hours, miniature dub-folk symphonies held together by the kind of tacit understanding that remains the preserve of only the closest of family units. If those two tracks are shaped by a sense of shifting temporality, then the three vocal-led pieces that comprise the record's core feel like a gentle ossifying of aesthetic into something approaching their own unique form of avant-pop. 'Pop' is, of course, a broadly subjective concept, but there's no avoiding the overt sparkling melodicism of songs like 'Marble Walls' and 'The Turning Ground', undeniable re-directions of that late 90s impulse to bend pop sensibilities into off-centre terrain, to render the familiar new again. This is what Tara Clerkin Trio do, gently pulling the ground from under your feet, turning you to face something you'd not quite seen before. To view the world as they do: sideways, sometimes, all of the time.

                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                        Brigstow
                                                                                                                                                                                        World In Delay
                                                                                                                                                                                        Marble Walls
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Turning Ground
                                                                                                                                                                                        Once Around

                                                                                                                                                                                        Habibi Funk is digging deep to present the songs of Ibrahim Hesnawi, otherwise known as "The Father of Libyan Reggae." Kingston meets Tripoli in this incendiary collection of Arabized roots, dub, dancehall and more. Featured on Habibi Funk's last compilation (HABIBI015) with his track "Tendme," Hesnawi crafts restless funk with evident buttressing from a reggae foundation. Highlighted across the LP is how Hesnawi essentially pioneered such an effortless synthesis between traditional Libyan music and Jamaican reggae stylings, plus the endlessly disparate funk, jazz, and disco accents which firmly situate Hesnawi in a league of his own. LP out everywhere October 6th.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Some years ago, we started a Facebook group named after our label "Habibi Funk" with the idea to create a space where everyone could share music they felt fit under this umbrella, one way or another. One day a Greek member, Thanasis Moutsopoulos, shared a photo of a vinyl record he found at the Monastiraki flea market in Athens, Greece. It was by a Libyan artist named Ibrahim Hesnawi and called "Hesnawi And Peace." At this point we had never heard of the artist and Thanasis was nice enough to record the album for us. We were immediately electrified by what we heard: A whole album full of classic reggae with some light touches of funk and disco here and there which Hesnawi had recorded in Italy more than 4 decades prior. We eventually decided we would love to learn more about reggae in Libya, and a mutual friend introduced us to Ahmed Abujazia, who was born and still living in Tripolis; through a shared appreciation of music, he agreed to help us work on the project. We asked around and eventually managed to get Ibrahim Hesnawi's telephone number. A few weeks later, Ahmed met Ibrahim in person and proposed our project. Hesnawi was happy to work on a rerelease of his music with us. Excited to share the story of his musical career, Hesnawi was apt to point us towards songs he felt like would be a great match for the tracks we had already expressed interest in. All of this happened in 2018, which was also when the licensing agreement was signed. It has taken us 5 years to actually bring the project to the world, mainly because of the challenge of finding tapes in good enough quality to release. Sadly, Ibrahim Hesnawi lost his studio reel tapes at some point and the digital files he had of his music were of poor quality. So, we spend years trying to find every Hesnawi tape we could get our hands on in order to find a copy that would suffice in terms of sound quality to be used as a source for remastering. Eventually, we had 5-6 copies of some albums, just to identify the ones that sounded the best. We've finally been able to find enough songs in great sound quality that has allowed us to create a selection that both we and Ibrahim were happy with. Now, we're able to share the story of the father of reggae in Libya with the sound quality his work deserves. In many countries, reggae was a widespread fad before its popularity gradually subsided. In Libya, however, the genre remained popular since its initial introduction in the late 1970s. Reggae's thematic throughlines like references to Pan-Africanism, liberation, and the end of oppression and exploitation resonated—and continues to resonate—forcefully amongst a Libyan audience. To this day, you will find countless bands playing variations of the genre as are there Facebook groups with predominantly Libyan members sharing old and new reggae tracks with ten-thousands of members. And no matter who you ask, chances are high that the genre's popularity in Libya will be largely attributed to one man: Ibrahim Hesnawi. Born and raised in Tripolis, the capital of Libya, Hesnawi was not initially interested in music. However, he credits Bob Marley, the universal face of the reggae genre, with changing his mind. Bob Marley was the artist that brought Reggae to Libya. And the two disparate musical cultures—Jamaican and Libyan—weren't so far apart. On the contrary: local musicians intertwined these influences quite fluidly. Libyan reggae borrows elements from its own culture, and is usually accompanied by a steady marching tempo, a significant hallmark of wedding chants. An effortless synthesis of Jamaican reggae and traditional Libyan sonics is featured throughout Hesnawi's catalogue. What better example of this audio amalgam than the LP's powerhouse lead single "Never Understand" which brings a roots and dancehall flavor into conversation with North African and Middle Eastern musical rhythms and Jamaican stylings. With warm keys, a thick, bouncing bass and English lyrics to boot, the track sounds like a missing Bob Marley cut. Fiery funk tracks "Tendme" (featured on HF015) and second single "Watery Al Kabir" bring a tireless groove to the record via chugging rhythms and key interludes that deliver searing harmonic motifs. Focus track "Only World" grounds the LP, placing an emphasis on its anthemic lyricism and subtle, yet slick guitar licks and synth runs that make Libya seem like the "only world" where Reggae continues to stand strong. As always, both vinyl and CD come with an extensive booklet featuring background and interviews with Hesnawi, including unseen photos, scans and more. "Ibrahim Hesnawi: The Father of Libyan Reggae" will be out everywhere October 6th.

                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Never Understand
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Tendme
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Only World (feat. Suzan)
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Kesati
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Tayr Al Salama
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Al Hob Wal Salam
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Fouhi Ya Nesma
                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Enti
                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Watany Al Kabir

                                                                                                                                                                                        The Rolling Stones

                                                                                                                                                                                        Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) UK Edition - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                          The band’s first hits collection, from 1966, this 14-track hits collection is still one of pop music’s most compelling and potent singles compilations ever released. Reflecting the band’s remarkable run of singles through the early to mid-sixties, it includes six UK number ones!

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                          Kyuss

                                                                                                                                                                                          Blues For The Red Sun - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                            Blues for the Red Sun is the second studio album by American Rock band Kyuss, released in 1992. While the album received mainly favorable reviews, it fared poorly commercially, selling only 39,000 units. It has since become a very influential album within the stoner rock genre. It was the last Kyuss album to feature bassist Nick Oliveri who was replaced by Scott Reeder shortly after recording had been completed.


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