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Can You Hear Me Dreaming?

    Can You Hear Me Dreaming? is KUČKA’s second album for LUCKYME®. Her decade-plus of experience in the studio shines through on 12 tracks of laser-cut electronic production and irresistible pop songwriting. Slipping out of autobiographical mode and into other people’s stories, she explores the far reaches of her “cartoon brain”, riffing on a personal moodboard of everything from surreal creatures and rainy cityscapes to tattoos and “cute-ugly” pottery.

    KUČKA is the solo project of electronic producer and songwriter Laura Jane Lowther. A Los Angeles transplant from Western Australia, with roots in the northwest of England, KUČKA is a self-powered producer, songwriter and vocalist who has collaborated with artists as varied as Flume, SOPHIE, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Mount Kimbie and Vince Staples since her electrifying debut EP in 2012.


    1. Wasting Time (til The End Of The World)
    2. Heaven
    3. Can’t Help It
    4. Cry Cry Cry
    5. Heavyweight
    6. Communal Reverie Ft PESH
    7. Mountain
    8. One More Night Ft Flume
    9. Wedding
    10. Messed Up
    11. Gross Body Ft PESH
    12. Not There


    Live In Aston 1977

      The acclaimed Can live series continues with the release of Live In Aston 1977, available via Mute and Future Days (the new EU label created by Spoon Records).

      The series was overseen by founding member Irmin Schmidt and producer/engineer René Tinner, who delicately worked on restoring the archival recordings to the best quality for current modern technology. This record captures the band’s 1977 performance in Aston and features Schmidt (keyboard & synths), Jaki Liebezeit (drums), Michael Karoli (guitars), Holger Czukay (wave receiver & spec.sounds), plus Rosko Gee (bass), who appears for the first time in the series.

      This release features sleeve notes by former Sex Pistol, Glen Matlock, sharing his first-hand experience of witnessing CAN's live show.

      Live In Aston follows the release of Live In Paris 1973, the first in the series to feature Damo Suzuki’s vocals [“…among the greatest documents of their untouchable alchemy…” – Record Collector 5*]; Live In Brighton 1975 [“Pure dynamite… keep them coming” – MOJO]; Live in Stuttgart 1975, [Uncut’s Reissue of the Year, #2 in MOJO’s Reissues of the Year, #7 in The Wire’s Archive Reissues of the Year plus more]; and Live In Cuxhaven 1976, which again featured heavily in the Reissues of the Year.


      Vinyl Tracklist
      A1 Aston 77 Eins
      A2 Aston 77 Zwei
      B1 Aston 77 Drei
      B2 Aston 77 Vier

      CD Tracklist
      1 Aston 77 Eins
      2 Aston 77 Zwei
      3 Aston 77 Drei
      4 Aston 77 Vier

      Maximum vocal power and prime time dramatics by Chrissy and Carrie Wilds. The San Francisco based DJ and producer shows his stylistic versatility and technical capability to work with vocals, melodies and sound sources. Like a facsimile of the late 1980s house/freestyle record that you never owned, "Things Can’t Go On Like This Forever" ticks all the right boxes. Heartfelt vocals (by the great Carrie Wilds): check! Timely social message: check! Melodic euphoria: check! Old school house and true school freestyle flavor: check! Comes in various mixes and with a freestyle bonus beat special.

      Additional airtime is given to the now classic Chrissy production "So I Go Dancing". Done in a traditional remix fashion by Gerd Janson it highlights all the features of the original and again Carrie‘s enchanting voice, extends the included hysteria and adds a few snare rolls. Let‘s go dancing to brighten the darkness. Dance music in its purest and maybe most US-American form.


      A1. Things Can’t Go On Like This Forever (Main Mix)
      A2. Things Can’t Go On Like This Forever (Instrumental)
      A3. Things Can’t Go On Like This Forever (Freestyle Mix)
      B1. So I Go Dancing (Gerd Janson DJ Remix)
      B2. Things Can’t Go On Like This Forever (Freestyle Instrumental)
      B3. Things Can’t Go On Like This Forever (Freestyle Beats)

      A big coup for lovers of Boo! The inimitable and long serving Chicago stalwart dropping FOUR fresh tracks on his iconic Moonman imprint resulting in nearly half an hour of undiluted Boo Williams glide-n-shuffle!

      Drizzled in his usual electric flair and idiosyncratic drum programming; concentric grooves gallop through neon lit textures and perpetual motion - it's impossible to keep still listening to these wrigglers! Beautifully arranged with crystal clear production, these Moonman records are the creme of Williams' crop - do not sleep!  


      Matt says: Bit 'o Boo fer't boys (and the girls)! I've always had a mighty soft spot for the iconic Chi-town producer and with his label Moonman, we're treated to some of the finest moments he's produced to date. Shuffle them tail feathers!


      Side 1
      1. Can't Forget You (instrumental) (6:42)
      2. All About The Music (Service Mix) (6:35)
      Side 2
      1. Replay (7:42)
      2. Last Thoughts (feat Jamiel Patton) (6:25)

      Kings Of Leon

      Can We Please Have Fun

        GRAMMY award-winning, multi-platinum rock band Kings of Leon are coming back big with their 9th full-length studio album, Can We Please Have Fun. As the title suggests, it’s a document of one of this era’s great rock & roll bands cutting loose, trying new things, and, yes, having some fun. Recorded at Dark Horse studio and produced with new collaborator Kid Harpoon (Harry Styles, Florence + the Machine) the album sees a new side of Kings of Leon. On the new album, the band harkens back to their gritty origins while simultaneously finding new gears. It’s the sound of a band unified in vision and purpose, freed from any expectations, and the album the band says they’ve always wanted to make.


        Side A:
        1. Ballerina Radio
        2. Rainbow Ball
        3. Nowhere To Run
        4. Mustang
        5. Actual Daydream
        6. Split Screen
        Side B:
        1. Don’t Stop The Bleeding
        2. Nothing To Do
        3. M Television
        4. Hesitation Gen
        5. Ease Me On
        6. Seen

        Gitte & Inger

        Ud Af Buret (Can't Hide Love)

        Danish popstars Gitte and Inger bring forth 'Ud Af Buret', their 1978 high energy cover of Creative Source's hit, 'Can't Hide Love.' Gitte and Inger infused their unique style into this timeless classic, an electrifying experience that captures the soul of the original and bringing their own energy.

        Presented as a reissue by the newly launched London-based record label curated by miche, PANORAMA Records, 'Ud Af Buret' takes on a fresh perspective under the label's discerning curation. PANORAMA Records aims to reintroduce this Danish pop duo's rendition to new audiences, establishing itself as a tastemaker in the business of reissuing global grooves.

        With this release, record collectors can anticipate a discovery of Gitte and Inger's twist on a classic, a full blown party starter, as Panorama Records presents 'Ud Af Buret' as a timeless reissue. Buy or cry!


        A1. Ud Af Buret (Can’t Hide Love)
        B1. Det Bil'r En Dejlig Dag


        I've Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand - Live At The Knitting Factory, NYC: May 31, 1998 (RSD24 EDITION)


          Previously unreleased and unheard, this 2LP live concert will be available on limited edition colour vinyl and packaged in a numbered trifold gatefold.

          I've Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand represents a singular moment in the band's history. Recorded on the final night of their '98 tour in support of the eponymous LP, Acetone was in peak form. recorded live on 16 track ADAT, the band pulled from all corners of their catalog in a nearly 80 minute set that veers from serenity to recklessness, culminating in an epic 13-minute medley of "I'm Gone / Miserlou" that should put to eternal rest the notion that this was a "slowcore" band.


          Another Minute
          If You Only Knew
          Every Kiss
          I've Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand
          All The Time
          In The Light
          All You Know
          Sunny Side Of Heaven
          Barefoot On Sunday
          I'm Gone
          Come On
          Endless Summer

          Maximum Joy

          Why Can't We Live Together (RSD24 EDITION)



            London-born-and-raised DJ and producer Parris has announced his new EP Passionfruit, via his own co-founded label can you feel the sun. Following his stand-out 2021 album Soaked In Indigo Moonlight, described as a “masterful” take on the pop genre (Crack Magazine), Passionfruit continues Parris’ affinity for polyrhythms and bouncing synths, but diving deeper into his love for clubbing and UK soundsystems, the result is a heady house compilation.

            Each track on the EP is in contention with the one before it, a counterpoint to a sonic argument; melodic bubbly pop against heavy drum and bass, morning rays of sunlight against dark and swampy rhythms. Where the title track “Passionfruit” was described by Parris as imagining the “early morning of a set with the sunrise coming through the shutters”, the very next track “Slipping, Falling, Crawling” is much like the title suggests: a sludgy, percussion-heavy track which has fun with creating melody from the beat itself, stripped back and raw intent.

            “Why Can’t Rabbits Wear Cowboy Boots” and “Underwater Fantasy” are almost alternate universe club classics. “WCRWCB” takes a club-formed structure, and uses it to explore the limits polyrhythms, layering chaotically over eachother, and building through the first half of the track, until it peaks with the introduction of an explosive bassline. “Underwater Fantasy” on the surface is the straightest-sounding track to come from Parris, but the disco-style vocals fight with the beat, pushing and pulling at eachother.

            Parris (aka Dwayne Parris-Robinson) has dedicated himself to club culture from an early age, never missing a week at FWD>> (the club night where a generation of bass and techno DJs made their names), and was constantly tuning into Rinse FM. Immersing himself into the distinct sound of London built the foundations of the productions we hear today, with grime and drum & bass bubbling alongside slick pop references.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Matt says: Tricksy, playful tech-house vibes here from Parris who recalls a bit of Madteo, Sotofett and Julio Bashmore as he injects bucket loads of fun into the dancefloor.

            TRACK LISTING

            Why Cant Rabbits Wear Cowboy Boots
            Underwater Fantasy
            Slipping Falling Crawling

            Victoria Liedtke And Jason Ringenberg

            More Than Words Can Tell

              More Than Words Can Tell is the new duets album from Victoria Liedtke and Jason Ringenberg. The project sees the duo deep dive into the early songwriting partnership of Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, cherry-picking musical gems and little heard tracks from their expansive back catalogue.

              Coined the “Godfather of Americana” by Mojo magazine, the former Jason and The Scorchers frontman Jason Ringenberg was awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance’ by the Americana Music Association in 2009 and was intrigued when Liedtke approached him with the project idea. As Ringenberg states, “When Victoria contacted me about being the ‘Porter’ in this project, I was super excited. The Dolly-Porter duets are some of the finest duets ever recorded in country music history. I am a huge fan of them. Once we dove into the project, I was supremely impressed by the production ethic and creative ambition that Victoria brought to the table. She didn’t slavishly copy the originals. In fact, she and her team created entirely new interpretations of those classic songs.”

              Victoria and Jason recorded the album at Vale Studios in Worcester, UK in the Summer of 2022 with a predominantly UK based band. The band features CJ Hillman on electric guitar and slide guitar (Billy Bragg/Yola), John Parker on double bass (Nizlopi), Lewis ‘Burner’ Pugh on acoustic guitar and Tim Protey-Jones on drums (First Time Flyers) as well as a plethora of guest musicians throughout.

              Originally from Oklahoma, Victoria moved to the UK eight years ago and now resides in the Yorkshire Dales.

              “What made this project so fun was being able to bring together these incredible UK musicians that come from the worlds of Americana, Country, Folk and Pop and inject these 50 year old classic American country songs into this musical melting pot.”

              Liedtke continues "Both Jason and I don’t traditionally sit in that world either, so all of that combined has resulted in a colourful and beautiful collection of songs.”

              TRACK LISTING

              Life Rides The Train
              More Than Words Can Tell
              Sounds Of Nature
              Carolina Moonshiner
              The Fire That Keeps You Warm
              Come To Me
              The Pain Of Loving You
              The Last Thing On My Mind
              Beneath The Sweet Magnolia Tree
              Tomorrow Is Forever

              Two house staples from the minds of Soulfuric founders Brian Tappert and Marc Pomeroy appear on wax alongside remixes from DJ Fudge and Micky More & Andy Tee. Brian Tappert and Marc Pomeroy’s impact on house as a genre is undisputed, nurturing the Soulfuric label from cult favourite to renowned powerhouse through their tireless commitment to creating and reinvigorating classics. Collectively the two have released under many monikers including Jazz-N-Groove, Urban Blues Project and Soulsearcher - the name associated with Defected Record’s debut and UK top 10 hit ‘Can’t Get Enough’. Now ‘Feelin’ Love’ by Marc Pomeroy’s Soulsearcher project and Urban Blues Project’s ‘Your Heaven (I Can Feel It)’ are spotlighted by this special vinyl release. On the A, longstanding French selector DJ Fudge’s 2023 remix of ‘Feelin’ Love’ features alongside the original Club Mix from 20 years prior. Next up, Groove Culture’s Micky More & Andy Tee’s celebrated remix of an Urban Blues Project classic, ‘Your Heaven (I Can Feel It)’ featuring Pearl Mae appears with the 1996 original.

              TRACK LISTING

              A1. Soulsearcher - Feelin' Love (DJ Fudge Remix)
              A2. Soulsearcher - Feelin' Love (Soulsearcher Club Mix)
              B1. Urban Blues Project Presents Mother Of Pearl - Your Heaven (I Can Feel It) (feat Pearl Mae - Micky More & Andy Tee Remix)
              B2. Urban Blues Project Presents Mother Of Pearl - Your Heaven (I Can Feel It) (feat Pearl Mae - Soulfuric Dub) 

              Originally recorded in the late 1970s and using many of the musicians employed by Diana Ross on her track 'The Boss', 'Can't Put No Price On Love' has long been regarded as North End's 'long lost' single - an inspired disco workout employing that pre-dates the Arthur Baker/Tony Carbone-helmed project's most famous song, Tee Scott/Larry Levan favourite 'Happy Days'. The original multitrack was unfortunately lost, but the track finally appears, 40-odd years after it was recorded. Whether what we're hearing was finished and mixed at the time is uncertain, but the 'Club Mix' is certainly authentic sounding - a genuinely energetic, joyous and effervescent New York disco number with full orchestration, addictive vocals (Jocelyn Brown & Dennis Collins on backing Vox) and a killer groove. Elsewhere across the EP, we get two versions of 'We Can't Live Like This Anymore' - the synth-laden, solo-heavy disco-boogie style original mix (B2) and a superb 'drum break' percussion tool (A2) - and a brilliantly low-slung instrumental dub-disco cover of The Temptations' 'Cloud 9'.

              TRACK LISTING

              Can't Put No Price On Love (Club Mix)
              We Can't Live Like This Anymore (Drum Break)
              Cloud 9
              We Can't Live Like This Anymore

              The Chosen Few

              Taking All The Love I Can - 2024 Reissue

              Reissued for the first time on vinyl is 'Taking All The Love I Can' by Newark, New Jersey outfit The Chosen Few. Initially released on Maple Records in 1971, their debut album boasts incredibly moody 'Northern Soul' and perfectly represents the golden age of soul.

              The Chosen Few are swaggering with confidence throughout the LP and draw comparisons to fellow Maple Records artists Lee Moses and Gloria Barnes. 'Taking All The Love I Can' is a highly sought after record with original issues fetching upwards of $500 when found in the wild.

              On High Records is thrilled to present this modern reissue which is remastered and pressed on audiophile virgin vinyl for music lovers worldwide.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Taking All The Love I Can
              2. Something's Bad
              3. Birth Of A Playboy
              4. I Caught You Cheating
              5. I Got To Hold You
              6. Trespassin'
              7. I Can't Take No Chance
              8. Nobody Can Save Me
              9. You Say You Love Me
              10. Love For My Girl
              11. Crying Shame

              Stix Records, a sub-label of Favorite Recordings, presents the 3rd release from its new Mellow Reggae Series project. Following two stunning covers of Bobby Caldwell and Player alongside label mates Ethel Lindsey, Mato is now taking over the famous hit by Sylvia Striplin, this time inviting his longtime friend and singing partner, Lady Gatica.

              Produced by Roy Ayers in the early 80s , “You Can’t Turn Me Away” is one of Sylvia Striplin's sweetest moments of slow, smoochy soul music. So good it had to be covered by Erykah Badu, now we see Lady Gatica take on this mighty record with unbelievably dreamy results.

              Almost perfect for a 'mellow reggae' retake, Mato adds lilting guitar, balmy keys and a palm tree elegance that'll have you endlessly rocking in the hammock as the afternoon turns into evening.

              Limited copies. 

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Paul says: Love this mellow reggae twist on the Sylvia Striplin / Erykah Badu jam! Just in time for beer garden season!

              TRACK LISTING

              A. You Can’t Turn Me Away (Mato Reggae Mix)
              B. You Can’t Turn Me Away (Mato Dub Version)

              The Wedding Present

              You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends / This Boy Can Wait

                The Wedding Present’s third single originally released in 1986.

                Company card inner, re-printed copy of original promo poster. Pressed on transparent blue vinyl.

                Sleeve is a copy of original 12” release.

                This Boy Can Wait is the unedited 12” version.

                TRACK LISTING

                You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
                This Boy Can Wait

                From London to Ibiza via Berlin, inspired by Chigago and Detroit, Ceri finds her truth in proper house music. ‘Can’t Pay My Bills’ EP provides a message of hope during uncertain times. Acknowledged as a “rising selector” by Crack Magazine, producer, label boss and record digger Ceri steps into 2024 with a brand-new EP ‘Can’t Pay My Bills” via her imprint “Find Your Own Records”.

                “The title track is inspired by the current economic situation in the world, and also features a positive message that reflects the values and true origins of house music, reinforcing the belief that we can overcome our circumstances and improve our situation” - Ceri

                The new four track EP drips with Chicago, New York and Detroit jackin’ house with garage influence, and a sprinkle of ripping UK breakbeat for good measure. The people’s producer D'Julz steps up, on remix duties, contributing not one but two remixes to the label’s ongoing message of artist authenticity and collaboration. The remixes will be vinyl only, and the originals will see a digital release later in the year.

                “I have collected D'Julz music for many years, his label started around the same time I started DJing, and it was and still is, one of the few labels that I buy on sight. I know it will always be quality. Something I aspire to do with my label too.”– Ceri

                As an artist led label 'Find Your Own Records’ has become a home for genuine house legends Mr G, Fred P, Alex Arnout, and has rightly gained support from Mixmag, Resident Advisor, BBC Radio 1, BB6Music and BBC1Xtra.

                As a DJ Ceri has performed marathon sets at Fabric, Corsica Studios, Pikes Ibiza, Thisishaven, and recently made her debut at the legendary Panorama Bar/Berghain. Confidently sharing the booth with club favourites Ryan Elliot, Jeremy Underground, Paranoid London and Objekt it’s certain the next year of live shows will be ones to remember for the UK artist. Inspiring far beyond the dancefloor, Ceri also regularly steps up as a masterclass host / panelist on creativity, mental health, meditation and wellness with renowned platforms Beatport, ADE, RedBull, Point Blank and Native Instruments, earning her a distinctive reputation as a multifaceted artist and thought leader.

                TRACK LISTING

                A1. Ceri 'Can't Pay My Bills' - Original Mix
                A2. Ceri 'Ay Papi' - Original Mix
                B1. Ceri 'Can't Pay My Bills' - D'Julz Remix
                B2. Ceri 'Can't Pay My Bills' - D'Julz Dub

                To hear the quintessential synthesized sounds of "El Hombre Orquesta" aka Ricardo Suntaxi is analogous to studying the detailed schematics of your favorite electronic contraption. For the initiated, it's a peek under the proverbial hood, an invitation into the engine of a sound and color that has played a part in powering and defining a treasure trove of modern Latin American sound-system music.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Baile De San Juan
                2. Que Siga La Farra


                Live In Paris 1973

                  Mute and Spoon Records present the next instalment of the curated CAN live concert series, LIVE IN PARIS 1973—the first in the series to feature Damo Suzuki's vocals.

                  The series was overseen by founding member Irmin Schmidt and producer/engineer René Tinner, who delicately worked on restoring the archival recordings to the best quality for current modern technology. This record captures the band’s 1973 performance in Paris and features Irmin Schmidt on keyboard & synths, Jaki Liebezeit on drums, Michael Karoli on guitars, Holger Czukay on bass, and Damo Suzuki on vocals for one of his final shows with the band.

                  Available on double vinyl and 2-disc CD, with exclusive sleeve notes by journalist Wyndham Wallace.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Barry says: Paris 1973 sees one of the last live shows that the great Damo Suzuki did with Can, and thus sees the band in one of it's most famous shows, in the most coveted lineup. It's perfectly recorded too, and captures the band at their incendiary best. The latest in a stunning series.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1 Paris 73 Eins (Part 1)
                  B1 Paris 73 Eins (Part 2)
                  C1 Paris 73 Zwei
                  C2 Paris 73 Drei
                  D1 Paris 73 Vier
                  D2 Paris 73 Fünf


                  No One (Can Tell I) (Zam Zam)

                  ZamZam 94 is a long-awaited plate from South London duo Traces, fresh from a pair of releases last year on Innamind. Laser-focused on a stripped-down, essentialist strain of UK bass music, Traces’ ZamZam outing showcases two distinct facets of their approach.

                  “No One (Can Tell I)” is a perfect slice of eyes-down spiritual dubstep for the ages. Waterhouse-flavored rusted metal hi-hats, reverb thick like smoke, expertly-crafted bassweight, subtly ricocheting percussion, perfectly minimal stabs, and a sampled spirit of Jamaica past… Utterly timeless, “No One” is a masterclass in restraint and depth over flash and slickness.

                  Equally direct and unfussy, “Listen” flips the vibe utterly, running off a winking slice of badman soundtape, shakers and siren, earworming midrange melody, and a mirror-image bassline with more swagger per bar than anyone in a 140 session will be able to resist. Battle-tested on dubplate & ready for early, late, or anywhere in between, “Listen” is a guaranteed sheller

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Matt says: Biggest bass tune of the year surely... and it's only February! BAD MAN!!!

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A. No One Can Tell
                  B. Listen

                  Bogotá's La Pambelé steps into the ring for their debut release on Names You Can Trust, and with it, they've joined a storied history in Colombia's prized salsa tradition. This new generation of talented musicians have come out for the 1st round with fire, grit and determination. Brass, keys, percussion and lyrics blast at you from all angles, evocative of the way the orchestra's namesake, the legendary Palenque boxer, used his flashing fists within the squared circle.

                  Featuring a full album of original compositions that have been faithfully recorded and mixed under the guidance of Mario Galeano Toro (Frente Cumbiero) and Daniel Michel (La Boa) at Mambo Negro Records, the approach is a return to the roots of salsa dura that continues to thrive in Colombia's deep musical training grounds. The promising future of the genre shines in the capable hands of La Pambelé and its players, and this introduction is sure to help vault the group from up-and-comer to title contender status.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Descarga
                  2. El Avispao
                  3. Quiebracanto
                  4. Traigo El Bongó
                  5. Eleguá
                  6. Tu Bravura

                  The Beat

                  I Just Can't Stop It - 2024 Reissue

                    I Just Can't Stop It is the debut studio album by British ska band the Beat, released on 23 May 1980 by Go-Feet Records in the United Kingdom. It was released the same year in the United States on Sire Records under the band name "The English Beat". In Australia, it was released on Go-Feet under the band name "The British Beat".

                    Well received from the start, publications such as Rolling Stone raved that the music was "wild and threatening, sexy and sharp." AllMusic later said it "was a stunning achievement", which has not been diminished by time.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side A
                    Mirror In The Bathroom
                    Hands Off...She's Mine
                    Two Swords
                    Twist And Crawl
                    Rough Rider
                    Click Click
                    Side B
                    Big Shot
                    Whine & Grine / Stand Down Margaret
                    Noise In This World
                    Can’t Get Used To Losing You
                    Best Friend


                    Can I Go Again?

                      RIYL: Estelle, Mamalarkey, Crumb, Men I Trust, Faye Webster, Clairo, Taphari, Childish Major, Samia, McKinley Dixon, Arlo Parks, Anjimile.

                      "Benét does a great job of using the instrumentals in their music to better capture the feeling they want to convey." - Flood Mag.

                      'Can I go again?', the debut full-length album by Richmond, VA-based singer-songwriter Benét (Benét Nutall) is a diverse collection of contemplative, tightly-crafted indie-pop, rock, and soul tracks as emotionally resonant as they are immediate and infectious. These tracks are equally worthy of processing heart break, gaming with your friends, or finding strength in solitude growth in time requires an embrace of seriousness as well as unbridled, shameless joy.

                      Benét’s debut EP, 'Game Over' (2021), was an honest effort at self-reflection through electronic dance and disco atmospheres the titular question of their debut album serves as a reset on the arcade game with more knowledge, maturity, and assurance as Benét moves into more organic instrumental accompaniment and refined songwriting. The ebullient and sharp guitar riffs and driving bassline of “Insensitive” lift Benét’s vocals as they sing about feelings of nervousness, desire, and ultimately overcoming both with assuredness. Benét gets to flaunt satisfying personal growth in “Overpowering” over a smooth bassline and strutting beat. “No Alarm” offers another look at Benét’s lyrical vulnerability, moving back and forth between self-consciousness in the verses and a shimmering string emphasized certainty in the chorus.

                      Benét’s music has always been influenced by the environments around them and the people who they choose to create with. The album is a result of roughly three years of writing and recording at various times with different groups of friends and musical partners in Richmond, VA with Jacob Grissom, Christian Lewis, Neal Perrine, and John Trainum, in Philadelphia with Kyle Pulley and Danny Murillo, and in New York with Carlos Truly.

                      'Can I go again?' is about taking and recognizing time, growing deliberately, and expressing delight and nervousness with confidence. Benét uses Can I go again? To work through their own place amidst inspiring, confusing, difficult, and beautiful human connectivity and present these unforgettable, catchy, emotional songs with the hope the audience can listen and do the same.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1 The Real Me
                      2 Missn’ Out
                      3 Overpowering
                      4 No Alarm
                      5 Things Change
                      6 Insensitive
                      7 Facts
                      8 If It Happens Again
                      9 Lose U
                      10 Try (Alt Version)

                      Dippin' Records introduces two tropical-boogie heaters, straight outta Rio de Janeiro by the Brazilian Multi-Instrumentalist/Producer Fabio Santanna off of his new album 'ASA'. Following up on his most recent collaborations with JKriv and Joutro Mundo, Fabio modernizes the MPB vibes of João Donato, Marcos Valle, Ed Motta for the current dance music lovers. “You Can Do It” delivers uplifting funk with a catchy hook while the flip side “Swing Malandragem” carries a floor friendly jam with the South American percussion and samba feels that transport you to the sizzling summer heat of Rio. Flyest modern Brazilian disco-boogie you'll find in the market!

                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. You Can Do It
                      B1. Swing Malandragem

                      Iron & Wine

                      Who Can See Forever Soundtrack

                        Iron & Wine’s Who Can See Forever is an accompanying live record to the film of the same name. Captured at Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, the soundtrack features nineteen songs from the twenty plus year career of singer-songwriter Sam Beam. Having found inventive ways to re-invent his catalog live over the years, Who Can See Forever offers new and fresh versions of Iron & Wine songs including “The Trapeze Swinger”, “Boy With a Coin” and “Naked As We Came.” The film - initially intended as a live concert film - evolved into a visual portrait capturing Beam during a creative outburst that earned him four Grammy nominations in four years. Like his music, the film touches on universally personal themes as Beam juggles being an artist, husband and father. Taken as one, the soundtrack and film are a fascinating first-time glimpse behind-the-scenes of Iron & Wine.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. The Trapeze Swinger
                        2. Boy With A Coin
                        3. Woman King
                        4. Thomas County Law
                        5. House By The Sea
                        6. About A Bruise
                        7. Sodom, South Georgia
                        8. Last Night
                        9. Monkeys Uptown
                        10. Wolves (Song Of The Shepherd's Dog)
                        11. Grace For Saints And Ramblers
                        12. Dearest Forsaken
                        13. Glad Man Singing
                        14. On Your Wings
                        15. Passing Afternoon
                        16. Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car
                        17. Naked As We Came
                        18. Call Your Boys
                        20. Muddy Hymnal

                        Vance And Suzzanne

                        I Can't Get Along Without You - 2023 Reissue

                          Kalita are proud to announce the first ever official reissue of the holy grail of disco 12” singles, Vance and Suzzanne’s ‘I Can’t Get Along Without You’. A record that deserves its space on the shelf of every collector, DJ and dance music connoisseur, and with original copies now regularly fetching triple figures, it’s time to share this masterpiece with the world once more. In addition, here Kalita accompany the release with a never-before-seen press photo and interview-based liner notes. 

                          Originally privately released in 1980 on Vanton Records, this is the first time that both the record and the label’s story has been told. The product of two members of Crown Heights Affair (Richard Vance Turner and Eleton Johns), the label was established as a way to protect both their musical freedom and copyright that they would have lost had they signed to a major label. With Vanton, they sought to create a sound that combined Eleton’s love for Philadelphia with Richard’s love for New York-based productions. 

                          Vance & Suzzanne consisted of Richard and his childhood friend and fellow band member Suzzanne Slaughter, who was a background singer for many bands in New York including Sister Sledge. The result of a late night writing session between Richard and Eleton and recorded to tape the following day, the record was finished in just twenty-four hours. Yet it’s legacy lives on as one of the most sought-after disco singles in existence. 

                          Two thousand copies of ‘I Can’t Get Along Without You’ were originally pressed to test the market, with the initial plan being to re-record it again at a later date with additional strings. However, the record received such great acclaim by DJs such as Larry Levan that the idea of a re-recording was put on ice. 

                          Sadly, due to academic and familial commitments of both Richard and Eleton, only one other single was ever released on Vanton Records in 1985. However, we hope that this definitive reissue helps to celebrate one of the best disco records ever put to wax. 

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. I Can’t Get Along Without You 
                          2. I Can’t Get Along Without You (Inst.)  

                          Various Artists

                          Bobby Gillespie Presents I Still Can't Believe You're Gone

                            Following on from the Primal Scream frontman’s brilliantly-received previous release for Ace, ‘Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down’, Bobby Gillespie brings us another slice of the music that soundtracks his life. And in this case, it’s his touring life. Drawing on the experience of ‘the way that the noise and clamour of the road can tire you out, wear you down and frazzle your nerves to shattered fragments of jangled exhaustion’, these are the records Bobby turns to for solace, for comfort, for empathy and for resourcefulness.

                            The compilation features an introduction from the man himself, talking us through his personal choices as though he’s sitting cross-legged on the carpet going through records with you in his lounge. Also long-time cohort of the band, Kris Needs has written extensive liner-notes, serving up an intensive track by track insight and analysis.

                            Titled after and kicking off with the Willie Nelson track of the same name, ‘I Still Can’t Believe You’re Gone’ leads us through a darker and deeper exploration than its predecessor, featuring Nick Cave’s funereal version of ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix’ and Ry Cooder’s sparse and beautiful reworking of ‘Dark End Of The Street’. And we get there via such greats as Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, Donnie Fritts, Crazy Horse, Lee Hazlewood, Al Green, Thin Lizzy and so many more.

                            In Bobby’s own words: ‘These songs are soul savers to soothe frayed and battered nerves and to ease and settle the heart. They work on me like medicine every time. I would like to share this wonderful music that has given me strength, joy and inspiration over the years with you the listener, so that you too might get the same feelings of protection and inspiration that I do whenever I listen to these songs. We're all travellers on some kind of road through this life, and we all need respite from time-to-time - the music on this compilation is soul food of the highest order - I hope you enjoy it.’. 

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Andy says: Read any interview with Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie over the years, and you can't fail to notice what a ridiculously knowledgeable fan of musical history he is. It's there in the multitude of styles his band have always explored, and it's there in his previous compilation for Ace, ‘Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down’. Guess what? This second outing is even better!

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Vinyl Tracklisting
                            Side One
                            1. I Still Can't Believe You're Gone – Willie Nelson
                            2. Love Sick - Bob Dylan
                            3. We Had It All - Donnie Fritts
                            4. Magnolia - J.J. Cale
                            5. In The Rain - The Dramatics *
                            Side Two
                            1. By The Time I Get To Phoenix – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
                            2. I Don't Want To Talk About It - Crazy Horse
                            3. Dark End Of The Street - Ry Cooder
                            4. Kind Woman - Percy Sledge
                            5. Wait And See - Lee Hazlewood
                            Side Three
                            1. Strong As Death (Sweet As Love) - Al Green
                            2. Shades Of A Blue Orphanage - Thin Lizzy
                            3. Heart Like A Wheel - Kate & Anna Mcgarrigle
                            4. When My Mind's Gone - Mott The Hoople
                            Side Four
                            1. I'll Be Long Gone - Boz Scaggs
                            2. The Coldest Days Of My Life Pt 1 – The Chi-Lites
                            3. Roll Um Easy - Little Feat
                            4. Brokedown Palace - Grateful Dead
                            5. I Feel Like Going Home - Charlie Rich

                            * Exclusive Vinyl Track

                            After almost two years of extensive research "Can You Feel It?" compilation series is here. The majority of the artists originate from the United States, however Tramp records are extremely proud to present a couple of German bands too. The one quality these tunes all share is that they, once again, will make you get up, get down, and get ready for some more highly underrated Modern Soul, Disco and Boogie that you can feel!

                            Obscure but brilliant Modern Soul, Disco and Boogie grooves of which all songs have not been compiled anywhere else. Enjoy your guided tour back into the late 1970s and 80s Disco era.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Matter Of Taste - Step By Step
                            2. Vantage Point - All Night
                            3. Kim McCrae - I'm Feeling It Too
                            4. Frankie Staton - Bi-Centennial - 1976 (feat. Speckled Rainbow)
                            5. Kathy Lowery - Super Dude
                            6. Royal Touch - What Am I Gonna Do Baby
                            7. Synod - You Shake Them Things
                            8. Pat Carpenter - Love You Use To Be So Easy
                            9. Swankk - If It Takes All Night
                            10. Ocean Orchestra - Skinflint
                            11. Street Life 80 - Steps On A Cloud
                            12. Jackie Berns - I Still Love You
                            13. Tory Wynter - Real True Voices
                            14. Chatham - I'll Be Good To You
                            15. Sool - Stepping Out Of Line
                            16. Dalton Reed - Giving On Into Love
                            17. Panama Gold - Gettin' Lucky
                            18. Ditto Memo - Upside Down
                            19. Ditto Memo - Feel The Heat

                            Barry Can’t Swim’s highly anticipated debut album is finally here. Those who have liked Barry’s output to date will love this full length. It showcases both sides of his artistry - his ability to write dancefloor-ready party bangers and also his more downtempo, piano-led pieces. These two sides will also come to life throughout 2023 and beyond on stage, with a stacked diary of both traditional DJ shows and his very first full band live shows. Every album track was written and crafted with it’s position within the full length piece of work in mind - it’s an album designed as such, rather than a collection of songs thrown together.

                            Silky, airy, uplifting production which is sure to give you tingles and rushes of rose tinted nostalgia. The upfront production is paired with pop-like sensibilities and bucket loads of sentiment; delving into the vast tropes of electronic music that have preceded it whilst offering the listener something that is undeniably brand new and looking forwards. Incredible! 

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Matt says: A gloriously fresh and fun new album that should appeal to fans of Real Lies, Avalanches, DJ Seinfeld, Ross From Friends and Anthony Szmierek. Album highlight for me, "Some Deadbeat Gospel" is an incredible piece - a epochal ode to night club culture from Somedeadbeat paired, skewed and twisted into BCS's bouncy synthetic house soundbed.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. When Will We Land?
                            2. Some Deadbeat Gospel (feat. Somedeadbeat)
                            3. Sonder
                            4. How It Feels
                            5. Sunsleeper
                            6. Woman
                            7. I Won’t Let You Down (feat Falle Nioke, Blackboxx)
                            8. Always Get Through To You
                            9. Tell Me What You Need (feat. Just Lil)
                            10. Dance Of The Crab
                            11. Define Dancing

                            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
                              Sloped Old Tower
                              Side B
                              Something To Fall Back On
                              Our Guest Can't Be Named
                              Bill Blood

                              Amy Dabbs puts her heart and soul in the breaks anthem ‘Everything Alright' feat. Aika Mal’ on her Heist debut EP.
                              Bonus: A tantalizing 140BPM Dam Swindle remix

                              Berlin based Amy Dabbs has already impressed, with releases on Aus Music, Shall not Fade and her own Dabbs traxx, a monthly residency on Rinse FM and an active tour schedule that's won her fans from dancers and DJs alike; with Special Request, The Blessed Madonna, Jaguar and Cinthie all waving the flag for this up and coming artist.

                              Right from the start, you know you’ve got an anthem on your hands with ‘Everything alright’. The gorgeous vocals by Aika Mal give you that right amount of emotive, ravey energy and come wrapped in a package of solid breaks and mesmerizing chords. With a hint of acid and a couple of meticulously crafted breakdowns you’ll be fist-pumping along with this track before you know it.

                              The Dam Swindle remix drops the tempo a little bit, but with its 140BPM, warm broken beat and UK bass flavours, the duo delivers a curveball of a track with a lot of crossover appeal. They went for a more stripped back approach that combines introverted percussion with bouncy keys that complement the vocals perfectly for an altogether irresistible remix.

                              ‘Crush’ is a signature Amy Dabbs tracks, with driving 909 percussion, female vocal chops, ethereal pads and classic strings. It’s a warmhearted affair laced with Amy’s feelgood DNA. On the flip you’ll find ‘Eleven eleven twenty two’; a classic deep house track with subtle hints of UKG in its sampling and bass. The pads and leads are moody and the skippy percussion gives this track the kind of energy you’d welcome when pulling an all-nighter.

                              Rounding off the EP, we’ve got the EP title track ‘Only Breaks Can Love Your Heart’; another showcase of Amy’s knack to make house aficionados dance to drum and bass. There’s a certain contrast in pace – raging drums versus dreamy chords that makes you feel at ease listening to a fast-paced track like this. The vocals are equally hazy with a subtle 90’s and 00’s RnB feel. Bassface guaranteed on this one!

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Matt says: Anthemic, future-proof bass hybrids from rising star Amy Dabbs. Touching on garage, bassline, DnB and techno styles in her own sugar-coated, hyped-up manner.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. Everything Alright Feat. Aika Mal
                              A2. Everything Alright Feat. Aika Mal (Dam Swindle Remix)
                              A3. Eleven Eleven Twenty Two
                              B1. Crush
                              B2. Only Breaks Can Love Your Heart

                              The intrepid soul crusaders from Nevada's high desert have emerged from a years-long writing and recording process guided by virtuoso producer Kelly Finnigan (Monophonics) with their latest offering.

                              Sophisticated, suave, and masterfully composed, the album is a sonic love letter to late 60s and early 70s soul, nodding to the giants of the genre and bowing to its unsung heroes. Drawing from their upbringings steeped in the sound, front man and guitarist Mark Sexton and bassist Alexander Korostinsky knew they wanted an album to highlight their old-school bona fides while leaving room for innovation. They found that balance in marathon recording sessions at Finnigan's Transistor Sound studio in San Rafael, California. Over the course of two years, the producer helped them break down their slate of songs to the bare essentials and add a new layer of sonic maturity. "The ability to be vulnerable when writing your music is an important ingredient for any record," Korostinsky said. "You can tell when an artist is being genuine and for a long time, we felt a little insincere with what we were doing. After working with Kelly, we started noticing that the music we were all making now was truly and finally ourselves."

                              Kelly Finnigan said: "The Sextones made my job easy as a producer. They fully bought in to my way of thinking and stayed focused throughout the whole process. We took our time crafting the songs and did our best to capture a vibe when tape was rolling. It was a really great time making the album and we put a lot of care and love into each song. I think that comes through in the music and people will feel that."

                              With inspiration from artists like The Moments, Baby Huey, The Delfonics, and especially the late Curtis Mayfield, the album is drenched in the era-defining tone that can only come from its origins on analog tape. From the first notes of the opening track "Daydreaming", the songs shimmer and glow from one moment to the next like a summer's drive with the windows down, with steady cruise anthems like "Beck & Call" floating by like a cool breeze. Love Can't Be Borrowed is captained by Sexton's smooth falsetto and bolstered by lush guitar work, crunchy drum breaks, and molten basslines that seep into every crack. Beyond the rhythm section, we find a delicate universe of orchestral strings, punchy horns, vibraphones, and reverb-drenched background vocals—reveling in the hallmarks of the genre as only true acolytes can. "I feel like this record is going to speak to people who understand it, and that's who we're making it for," Sexton said. "I think it's going to touch a lot of people emotionally. And, selfishly, we're making it for ourselves because we just love this kind of music." With an authentic sound and historical appreciation, The Sextones' new album sounds like opening a time capsule from the golden era of American soul, assuring crate-diggers and casual fans alike that the legacy of the genre's past 50 years is in capable hands.

                              Friends since childhood, The Sextones are Mark Sexton (guitar, vocals), Alexander Korostinsky (bass), Daniel Weiss (drums), and Christopher Sexton (piano). Having known each other for so long, their musical chemistry is effortless and forms the foundation of the band's longevity and creative workflow. Despite their bond, each member has been able to channel their creativity into other acclaimed groups—Alexander and Mark with their cinematic-soul project Whatitdo Archive Group, whose acclaimed debut LP The Black Stone Affair was released on Record Kicks in 2021, and Daniel with the soul/jazz group Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (Colemine Records). Flexing their creative muscle individually has only strengthened The Sextones' collective songwriting ability and heralds their formidable return to the spotlight. With their recent signing to Record Kicks, the self-made heroes of soul begin a new chapter in their sonic journey, ready to scale new heights and plumb deep emotional depths in service of the genre they love.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Daydreaming
                              2. Without You
                              3. Better Late Than Never
                              4. Beck & Call
                              5. This Could Last Forever
                              6. Trouble On My Mind
                              7. The Other Side
                              8. Getaway Driver
                              9. Your Love Shines Golden
                              10. Love Can't Be Borrowed

                              For their first release, London label Moonworks are reissuing two highly sought-after UK house bombs from Carlos Baker aka Serpico to mark the 30th anniversary of its original 1993 release.

                              'Just Can't Stop' is a record which fell through the cracks, deemed not commercially viable enough by the major label that Serpico was signed to at the time. Determined to get the music out there, Baker decided to self-release a limited run of blue labelled vinyl. Several big independent labels of the '90s were subsequently interested in putting out the tracks, however it never came to fruition.

                              Over 30 years this record has aged gracefully, inspiring generations of diggers with its quirky euphoric feel, weighty low-end and intoxicating synthwork becoming a prized possession for some of the biggest names on the scene, with original copies trading hands for £100+. Whether you draw for the ecstasy-inducing Incantation Mix or the acid-infused Orca Space Dub, there’s no denying this is a timeless masterpiece from the UK underground.

                              Moonworks have worked closely with Serpico to bring this gem back down to earth, restoring the tracks from the original DAT tapes at Gat Decor’s studio, remastering them to modern standards and finally giving this music the official release it deserves.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. Just Can't Stop (Incantation Mix)
                              B1. Just Can't Stop (Orca Space Dub)

                              Native Nod

                              This Can't Exist

                                An antidote to the tough-guy hardcore spreading from CBGB’s, emo outliers Native Nod’s unique genre juxtaposition of damaged art-rock, daring/naive songwriting, and raw, poetic vocals have set them apart from the glut of early-’90s post-hardcore. Compiled here are the band’s trio of seminal 7” EPs for the Gern Blandsten label, with liner notes by Jenn Pelly and scores of unseen photographs and ephemer a.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Side A
                                High Tide In Alaska
                                Back To Mimsey

                                Side B
                                Lower GI Bleed

                                Go By Ocean

                                Can I Communicate With The Unknown?

                                  Can I Communicate With the Unknown? is the new album from Go By Ocean, moniker of Northern California based singer/songwriter/producer Ryan McCaffrey. Co-produced alongside Tim Bluhm (The Mother Hips) and David Glasebrook, the album features contributions from a wide cast of characters, ranging from the tight knit community of Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads to the wider West Coast indie-rock scene, including members of The Mother Hips, Sugar Candy Mountain, ALO, Tea Leaf Green, and more. Building upon McCaffrey’s catalog of songs, the new album finds inspiration in the down-to-earth music of 1970’s Marin County, when songwriters like Michael Hurley and Jesse Colin Young lived out in Olema and Point Reyes, the kind of places where songs blow in on the breeze from the Pacific Ocean. Lyrically, the album trace’s a hero’s journey as the narrator struggles with addiction, eventually finding peace and freedom in a tumultuous world, wrestling with metaphysical and spiritual ideas along the way. Highly anticipated new album from Go By Ocean, co-produced by Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips. 

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Say Man
                                  2. Goin’ To Die
                                  3. Should Have Known
                                  4. One True Golden Heart
                                  5. Ballad Of A Masquerade
                                  6. Roberta
                                  7. Ascending Ghosts
                                  8. Free
                                  9. Autumn Days In Olema
                                  10. Right Moon

                                  Names You Can Trust continues its years-long revival work with one of Panama's most gifted and legendary soul artists, Ralph Weeks, returning the singer to the studio for another brand new recording that highlights the now 80-year old's still silky vocals and masterful songwriting. Up for the challenge with their own studio savoir-faire is a most fitting and genuine purveyor of modern day soul themselves, Ben Pirani and The Means of Production, whose output on Palmetto Street Recording and Colemine Records has already achieved high praise and collectible status in just a few years. The mission, record two unreleased home studio demos that were penned and tracked in the early 1980's and recently excavated from Ralph's extensive archive of personal songs. These original compositions were faithfully given the full treatment and arrangement they never received, but always deserved. The A-Side, "Nobody Loves Me (Like You Do)", a quintessential Ralph testimonial of love, now shines alive and energized against the backdrop of a funky Latin soul dancer. The B-Side, "Got To Keep On Trying" is one of Ralph's many unpublished monster ballads, a deep and heartfelt tear jerker reminiscent of his classic hits from yesteryear. Now, forty plus years later, both songs can finally be released into the world, and ultimately serve as another testament to Ralph's prolific yet private musical career and legacy.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Nobody Loves Me (Like You Do) [feat. Ben Pirani & The Means Of Production]
                                  2. Got To Keep On Trying (feat. Ben Pirani & The Means Of Production)

                                  Bernetia Miller And The Soul Groovers

                                  You Can Tell Me Goodbye

                                  The insanely rare Georgia rarity 'You Can Tell Me Goodbye' by Bernetia Miller was recorded in Phil Walden's studio (Capricorn Records) in Macon, Georgia. Bernetia remembers a many takes and hard work before they were happy with the record. The Soul Groovers toured extensively, they even had their own little tour bus. The Reissue is taken from the master tapes which Bernetia has held onto for all these years.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. You Can Tell Me Goodbye
                                  2. I've Gotta Keep On Loving You


                                  Crowd Can Talk / Dressed In Trenches

                                    Formed in 2019, Lifeguard are Asher Case (bass, vocals), Isaac Lowenstein (drums, percussion), and Kai Slater (guitar, vocals). At its core, Lifeguard is a punk band. Their music is loud and energetic. It’s also, at its core, visceral and hypnotic. For the Chicago-based trio that can include repetition and blasts of speaker cone-shredding feedback. Their songs adeptly balance melody and chaos, rhythm and drone. Hooks and noise are held to the same standard. Both have to stick.

                                    They’re a young band, but they’ve already found a place at the forefront of an important emerging music community in their hometown. They are quite prolific. In just three years, Lifeguard has put out a full-length, two EPs, and two 7” singles.

                                    Crowd Can Talk and Dressed in Trenches are closely related. They were recorded in separate sessions, but at the same studio (Electrical Audio) and with the same engineer (Mike Lust) and within the space of 12 months. Each finds the band refining its voice – honing songs that are succinct, hooky, and propulsive. There's a newly disciplined attention to detail. Lifeguard write together through collaboration and improvisation, but they’ve learned to streamline their sound, to make each hook, beat, and gesture purposeful.

                                    On each record, there are echoes of underground guitar bands from decades past. This is not record-collector music, though. It’s the product of a present-day community. Lifeguard are, first and foremost, a performing band and the songs are written to stand up in that moment.

                                    “More than old records – before that, before anything – we’re influenced by live shows and people around us,” explains Slater. “The inspiration comes from playing shows with people and having that mind-blown moment of seeing some friend play at Schubas or Book Club,” adds Lowenstein. “It’s happening on these tiny little scales of seeing kids play live and [knowing] this is something new and interesting.”

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Crowd Can Talk

                                    New Age (I’ve Got A)
                                    I Know I Know
                                    Fifty Seven

                                    Dressed In Trenches

                                    17-18 Lovesong
                                    Ten Canisters (OFB)
                                    Shutter Shutter
                                    Tell Me When

                                    Fronted by former South London lovers rock vocal harmony group, Alpha (sisters Jackie & Jean Heron and Marlene Richardson), Take Three was the brain-child of writer/producer trio "S.H.E." - Steve Sinclair, Peter Hinds & Kevin Ellis.

                                    Meeting each other at The Factory community centre in Paddington (now known as the Yaa Asantewa centre and in the last few years, The Yaa Centre) Steve & Kevin began a partnership writing and directing their own theatre productions as part of The Black Theatre Co-Op, which called the centre home at the time. When a song they had written together for one of their productions received praise and plaudits, the path toward writing and producing records began, bringing in more seasoned hand Peter Hinds - formerly a member of key brit funk groups Light of the World and Beggar & Co, and player with Incognito, Imagination & Loose Ends - to complete the circle.

                                    Following on from Freestyle's reissue of the group's first single around this time last year, in the form of 1983's Tonight's the Night, we decided to drop another killer 12" from the Take Three vaults - this time it's their last single released as Take Three in 1985. Can't Get Enough (of Your Love) was originally licensed out to, and released by Andy Sojka's seminal Elite label. It features two super extended mixes - the A side's "Soul mix" showcases the girls's harmonies pinned down by a big & heavy synth bass groove before moving into boogie-dub territory, while the B side "Reggae mix" introduces an ofbeat skank heightening the vocal stylings' lovers-esque tendancies.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love) [Soul Mix]
                                    2. Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love) [Reggae Mix]

                                    Galen & Paul

                                    Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day?

                                      ‘Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day?’ is the debut project from Paul Simonon (The Clash, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen); and Galen Ayers (singer-songwriter who amongst other artistic projects released the rightly acclaimed solo album ‘Monument’).

                                      The roots of the album began in lockdown as Simonon relocated to a remote Mallorcan fishing village, where he spent his time, painting, and writing songs. Over an 18-month period he worked with local musicians, playing and busking in the streets of Palma with his friend Ayers.

                                      What emerged is a collection of ten uplifting songs which collectively present a snapshot of pan-European music culture - and an album that journeys across the continent, influenced by French chansons, Spanish pop and English sea shanties; evoking scenes stretching from Edgware Road to Hydra Island; and painting pictures of everything from elegant Parisian cafes to drunken tourists in Magaluf to the ghosttown chill of an out-of-season holiday destination.

                                      ‘Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day?’ features an array of top tier talent. Produced by the legendary Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex, Sparks) with a band made up of Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good, The Bad and The Queen), Sebastian Rochford (Polar Bear, David Byrne, Patti Smith), Dan Donovan (Big Audio Dynamite), and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz…) playing melodica.

                                      Madison McFerrin

                                      I Hope You Can Forgive Me

                                        Madison’s latest project, I Hope You Can Forgive Me, represents an evolution in her career as she finds ways to improvise and self-produce in the midst of an ever changing global pandemic landscape. I Hope You Can Forgive Me builds upon that next step sonically while exploring themes of love, self preservation, fear, and conjuring. What comes out of this work and Madison’s career thus far is a commitment to leave - leave fear and doubt behind in order to make space for what is next to come, all with a sense of style, fun, and invitation to dance through it

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Barry says: McFerrin presents a beautifully manicured selection of new soul ballads, musically edging towards the glimmering guitars and shimmering percussion of Chic but with her stunning athletic vocals bringing things into funky R&B territory.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Deep Sea
                                        2. Fleeting Melodies
                                        3. Testify
                                        4. Run
                                        5. God Herself
                                        6. OMW
                                        7. (Pease Don’t) Leave Me Now
                                        8. Stay Away (From Me)
                                        9. Utah
                                        10. Goodnight

                                        Honey Bane

                                        Violence Grows (RSD23 EDITION)

                                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                          This is Honey Bane's first vinyl release in 40 years. Music's biggest rebel turned her back on the scene in 1983, after a string of successful punk/new wave singles. Violence Grows is Bane's 1978 debut, which she wrote at just 14 years old. She recorded it under her band, Fatal Microbes. The single has been reissued, with digitally remastered audio and pressed on limited edition, "bruised" black and blue 12 inch vinyl. This is the first ever coloured vinyl in Bane's catalogue of work.

                                          Helena Celle

                                          If You Can't Handle You At Your Worst, Then I Don't Deserve Me At My Best

                                            Dedicated 21st Century polymath Kay Logan continues to expand her soundworld in every direction at once with her Helena Celle alias. A maximalist internal landscape of broken Jungle patterns, distorted synths and heavily warped instrumentation bent out of cognisance, If You Can’t Handle You At Your Worst, Then I Don’t Deserve Me At My Best is Logan’s most danceable, most fun and most gloriously congealed record to date.

                                            Conceived in part as a response to her 2016 debut release If I Can’t Handle Me At My Best, You Don’t Deserve You At Your Worst, 2023’s update employs similar principles (degrading technology, the joy of chance, an outsider’s gaze onto the dance floor, an embracing of the occult) to delirious effect. If “I Can’t Handle” was lo fi and fragile in its technoid recasting of dance music, here Logan’s confidence allows a frantic playfulness that retains the spontaneity of all her output. It’s the work of a creative spirit revelling in the possibilities of sound, rhythm, texture and pattern. Helena Celle’s music opens up psychic space in front of the listener and invites them in. In this world, sounds and tropes once recognisable are rendered fractal, spectral and continually melting in and out of recognition. Simply put, Helena Celle might be detouring Drum & Bass, Techno and Breakbeat with a prankster’s grin but the result is pure ecstasy crushed into a part of the listener’s consciousness hitherto untroubled.

                                            Opener I Did It My Way pokes fun at Sinatra but the message is clear, Helena Celle has no regrets. Sounding like a Jungle track shorn of a MC and deep fried in greasy acid, it uses cassette compression effects to push the sound far beyond the red. A breakbeat suffers multiple lashings of noise solos, heavily filtered synths and white noise blowing a crazy gale across the stereo pan. Ennobled Reception Of The Excellector (My Face When Mix) approximates French House perhaps or 90s dance chart music as performed by a rotting homunculus gurgling down the phone. It’s really that fun and carefree. Real Time... takes a stab at a kind of Techno EBM Cold Wave with no desire to sound like any of it, with waves of tape hiss rising up from some dark shore to wash over proceedings. Fellow sound artist and musician Jennifer Walton guests on the last track on Side A, an epic, fuzzed out Noise and rhythm excursion into cyber breakdown. Snow-Filled Chalice Of My Magonian Exile (titles of the year so far, right?) builds into a wall of beats, pads, manic, haywire synth patterns and a world-ending, distorted riff that points to an appreciation of Metal. The track posits all of reality as one massive computer game played by gods and this is the track played at the Game Over screen. A pixelated, fantastical club track that would simply eviscerate any club it was played in.

                                            The whole of Side B is given over to a 20 minute epic, Original Besttrack (Abe’s Oddysee Extended Mix). A cohesive summation of the previous 4 tracks but stretched out, it recalls Aphex Twin’s furthest out tracks albeit boiled underwater, every element blown out so that even the ambient passages scramble brains and re-wire expectations. The restless, overwhelming music is glazed with a patina of hiss that renders the whole almost meditative: over the 20 minutes there is so much information to digest your brain starts plugging in directly to the music, settling in and accepting the mania as it comes. At the other end you’re wondering how you coped without it.

                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            Barry says: Though Helena Celle's musical output is undeniably made for a certain subset of electronic music appreciators, this new project sees Kay Logan's pieces get hefty reworks, morphing the intimidating scattered electronic shards into lo-fi techno, rolling industrial and fractured experimental house.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. I Did It My Way
                                            2. Ennobled Reception Of The Excellector (My Face When Mix)
                                            3. Real Time (Five Track Pentangle Edgelord Mix)
                                            4. Snow-Filled Chalice Of My Magonian Exile (ft Jennifer Walton)
                                            5. Original Besttrack (Abe's Oddysee Extended Mix)

                                            Shawn Robinson / Bessie Banks

                                            My Dear Heart / I Can’t Make It (Without You Baby)

                                              Two more classic tunes from the Deptford Northern Soul Club Records dancefloor. Remastered for maximum effect.

                                              Shawn Robinson’s ‘My Dear Heart’ was originally released on Minit in 1966. Original copies go for around £250 plus. Filled with positively glowing soul sounds underpinned by gorgeous vibes and a heady beat. Big at Wigan back in the day, a favourite of Richard Searling.

                                              The flipside, from 1967, is from the inimitable Bessie Banks, the hit maker of ‘Go Now’ fame. Originally released on the Verve imprint. Fired up by choppy guitar and a heavy cross mix of vibes and horns, it’s a chugger with some essential breaks for added impact.

                                              A triumphant anthem. 

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Shawn Robinson - ‘My Dear Heart’
                                              2. Bessie Banks - 'I Can’t Make It (Without You Baby)'

                                              You Can Can is an echoed affirmation, an album which traces song forms around silence, field recordings, and degraded analog memories. This is folk music transmogrified and mutated, as if recorded and reconstructed in Pierre Schaffer’s GRM studio.

                                              Not your typical Mariposa folk duo, the group is comprised of Toronto avant-music scene stalwarts, vocalist Felicity Williams (Bernice, Bahamas) and bricolage artist and synthesist Andrew Zukerman (Fleshtone Aura, Badge Epoch). The album feels like a somnambulant conversation, fragmented and half-remembered with Williams’ vocals traveling through a landscape of field recordings and Zukerman’s saturated concrète topographies. It is an electro-acoustic assemblage, both analog and digital, comprised of air, electricity, minerals, wood, and water. Although the album nods towards traditional forms of folk and musique concrète (if at this point it can be called a traditional form), it is outwardly and inwardly contemporary; non-linear, citational, opaque, and sui generis. In a way it feels like a sonic index of the narrative experiments found on the infamous Language school-related publisher The Figures, in the work of Lyn Hejinian, Clark Coolidge, and Lydia Davis. In the musical continuum, the album picks up where Linda Perhacs left off in the early 70’s—explored by Gastr Del Sol in the ‘90s—a convergence of rural acoustic idioms and urban avant-electronics. This is country music for the discerning cosmopolitan citizen of the 21st Century.

                                              RIYL: Luc Ferrari, Brannten Schnüre, William Basinski, Oval, Eric Chenaux, Emmanuelle Parrenin.

                                              About "Everything In Time and Failure Figures", Felicity Williams says:

                                              'Everything In Time is indebted to the language of Brazilian author Clarice Lispector (as translated by Alison Entrekin). Drawing on insights from psychoanalysis, we trace the roots of melancholy to render them available to consciousness; words from the ghostly realm of the transpersonal filter through dreams and shine a beam of light onto a lone trillium in a forest at night. Other influences include the experience of not knowing, of being subject to a gestation outside of one’s control. This is an ode to the power of naming to obliterate, to set free.

                                              Failure Figures is a meditation on the radical contingency of reality and the vicissitudes of the will. With Slavoj Zizek as my guide (think: “Hegel for dummies” - I’m the dummy in this scenario), I wander through the valley of the shadow of death, and take heart. The last verse refers to an experience I had recording at a studio in Brussels. I was singing in French, with which I have some fluency, and the producer was complaining to the artist whose song it was that my delivery was not convincing. Thinking I was out of ear shot, he said in French, “c’est comme elle n'est pas là”; I was pronouncing the words correctly, but I failed to express anything. So what or whom is responsible for conveying meaning, if not the form of the word itself? And if the connection between meaning and form is broken, how do we fix it?

                                              Gratitude to Thom Gill (guitar) and Daniel Fortin (bass) who joined us on the recording of Failure Figures. Thanks as well to my old roommate Christopher Willes, who unwittingly left behind his hand bells deep in the hall closet. We unearthed them by accident, and the bells became an important sound element. Thanks to other past roomies Robin Dann and Claire Harvie, whose childhood piano and guitar respectively still reside with us, and were used in the recording. Field recordings were made in Toronto, Canada and Celestún, Mexico in 2020.'

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Everything In Time
                                              Lustrous Swarm
                                              Can Can
                                              Big Trouble
                                              Papyri Papaver
                                              Strobe Streusel
                                              Failure Figures
                                              Favorite Umbellifers
                                              Infinity Of Loose Ends

                                              Willie Williams

                                              No One Can Stop Us Now

                                                Willie Williams’ seminal ’No One Can Stop UsNow’ is a cover of Ashford and Simpson’s soul /disco classic ‘Ain’t No Stopping Us Now’, and is simply one of the greatest, most soulful reggae / disco cuts ever made. This is the latest in the series of special edition 12”s of all-time classic Studio One party bombs available on super loud 12”. First released on Studio One in 1979, this party anthem features the sublime keyboards of Jackie Mittoo alongside the awesome studio group, The Brentford All Stars (here working under the name The Brentford Disco Set). 100% essential monster Studio One tunes that rock any dancefloor

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                No One Can Stop Us Now
                                                No One Can Stop Us Now (Version)


                                                Live In Cuxhaven 1976

                                                  Mute and Spoon Records present 'Live In Cuxhaven 1976', the third album of the curated Can live concert series. Available in full for the first time on blue vinyl, CD and digitally.

                                                  Originally recorded on tape, this carefully restored live album comprises the 1976 show in the format of a story with a beginning, middle and end, bringing CAN’s performance to life. The series was overseen by founding member Irmin Schmidt and producer/engineer René Tinner, who delicately worked on restoring the archival recordings to the best quality for current modern technology.

                                                  These albums have been released alongside a succession of interviews discussing the band’s live shows. The YouTube series comprise interviews with journalist/author Pascal Bussy, Mute’s Daniel Miller, music critic Nick Kent, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, and Andy Hall and René Tinner who were both involved with recording Can’s live shows.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Cuxhaven 76 Eins
                                                  2. Cuxhaven 76 Zwei
                                                  3. Cuxhaven 76 Drei
                                                  4. Cuxhaven 76 Vier

                                                  Velma Perkins, Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr

                                                  Yes, My Goodness Yes / You Can’t Blame Me

                                                    Two major soul sides, one from the Twinight catalogue, one from Capsoul. Velma Perkins is the sister of guitarist, songwriter and producer Al Perkins (whose Atco 45, ‘Nothing Is Impossible’, was a big Northern sound). A successful songwriter in her own right under her married name Vee Allen, ‘Yes, My Goodness, Yes’ was the flipside of her only Twinight single, her 1970 debut 45 ,‘I’ll Always Love You’.

                                                    With more than a touch of Diana-era Supremes, it’s a gorgeous uptempo groove with typical Twinight horns and a funky guitar that could well be Al himself lending a hand. It’s a super rare 45 that never seems to come up for sale these days. Cut with Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum and Durr’s debut single for Capsoul, ‘You Can’t Blame Me’.

                                                    Signed to the label by DJ and singer Bill Moss (his ‘Sock It To ‘Em Soul Brother’ on Pama is a corker) as The Revelations, the band changed name and cut two 45s before disappearing. A super soulful funky mid-tempo tune that lets all five (even though there are just four names in their chosen name) vocalists lay down a super plush soundtrack. Punctuated with strings, it’s a magnificent full-on sound that goes for over £30 on seven inch.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A1. Velma Perkins - Yes, My Goodness Yes
                                                    B1. Hawkins Johnson, Tatum & Durr - You Can't Blame Me

                                                    Yo La Tengo

                                                    I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One - 2022 Revisionist History Edition

                                                      The second instalment of Matador’s 2022 “Revisionist History” Catalog Series, including albums from Pavement, Interpol and Spoon.

                                                      “A stone cold classic.” – Rolling Stone.

                                                      “The greatest band in the universe.” – Pitchfork.

                                                      “I Can Hear The Heart helped teach people how to listen to music.” – Stereogum.

                                                      Our review from the original release date:
                                                      "Sixty five plus minutes of breath-taking material recorded under smooth circumstances in lovely Nashville, TN. This one will without a doubt appeal to long time Yo La Tengo fans, considering the fact that this is their very best one yet. The really good thing, though, is that a lot of people who will buy this record will do so without knowing that it probably is the only TRULY GREAT record they will buy in their lives."

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Return To Hot Chicken
                                                      2. Moby Octopad
                                                      3. Sugarcube
                                                      4. Damage
                                                      5. Deeper Into Movies
                                                      6. Shadows
                                                      7. Stockholm Syndrome
                                                      8. Autumn Sweater
                                                      9. Little Honda
                                                      10. Green Arrow
                                                      11. One PM Again
                                                      12. The Lie And How We Told It
                                                      13. Center Of Gravity
                                                      14. Spec Bebop
                                                      15. We're An American Band
                                                      16. My Little Corner Of The World

                                                      The Snivelling Shits

                                                      I Can't Come - 2022 Reissue

                                                        The third ever release on Damaged Goods was the original vinyl version of this album. (FNARRLP3) ‘Terminal Stupid’, their one and only single was one of my favourite singles from 1977 and in 1988 I searched out lead singer Giovanni Dadomo and together we put together this album. It features both sides of their that 7” plus another track they released on the Beggars Banquet compilation ‘Streets’ (Beggars first release), although they had to change their name (to Arthur Comix) as Beggars were worried about the word ‘shits’ on the cover of their album! Anyway we found another six or so tracks, mastered it with Dave Goodman and put it out, at the time Gio had also unearthed one of the three tracks that he cowrote and recorded with The Damned, ‘There ‘Aint No Sanity Clause’ is included on the LP & CD. This is a review of the original album from the Trouser Press website....

                                                        “The hazard of anyone-can-do-it musical movements is what might get dragged in. Fortunately, the jokey Snivelling Shits - two London rock critics (singer Giovanni Dadomo and guitarist Dave Fudger) and such musician friends as Steve Nicol of the Hot Rods and bassist Steve Lillywhite - were sharply skilled at smuttily satirising the sounds of '77. As anthologised in this archival colored-vinyl document, the band's brief recording career (eight whole tracks, including the viciously irreverent "isgodaman?," originally released on a Beggars Banquet compilation LP under the name Arthur Comics?) included incisive swipes at the Sex Pistols, John Cooper Clarke ("I Wanna Be Your Biro") and the Velvet Underground.” That's history for you!

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        2/I Can’t Come
                                                        3/Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi
                                                        4/I Wanna Be Your Biro
                                                        5/Bring Me The Head Of Yukio Mishima
                                                        6/Only 13
                                                        7/Terminal Stupid
                                                        9/There ‘Aint No Sanity Clause
                                                        10/Terminal Stupid (demo)
                                                        11/I Can’t Come (demo)
                                                        12/Isgodaman? (demo)

                                                        Suki Waterhouse

                                                        I Can't Let Go

                                                          Nowadays, voice memos, videos, and pictures chronicle our lives in real-time. We trace where we’ve been and reveal where we’re going. However, Suki Waterhouse catalogs the most intimate, formative, and significant moments of her life through songs. You might recognize her name or her work as singer, songwriter, actress but you’ll really get to know the multi-faceted artist through her music. Memories of unrequited love, fits of longing, instances of anxiety, and unfiltered snapshots interlock like puzzle pieces into a mosaic of well-worn country, ‘90s-style alternative, and unassuming pop.

                                                          She writes the kind of tunes meant to be grafted onto dusty old vinyl from your favorite vintage record store, yet perfect for a sun-soaked festival stage. Her first album for Sub Pop, I Can’t Let Go, is a testament to her powers as a singer and songwriter. In Suki’s words: “The album is called I Can’t Let Go because for years it felt like I was wearing heavy moments on my sleeve and it just didn’t make sense to do so anymore. There’s so much that I’ve never spoken about. Writing music has always been where it felt safe to do so. Every song for the record was a necessity. In many ways, I’ve been observing my life as an outsider, even when I’ve been on the inside. It’s like I was a visitor watching things happen.”

                                                          Growing up in London, Suki gravitated towards music’s magnetic pull. She listened to the likes of Alanis Morissette and Fiona Apple, and Oasis held a special place in her heart. She initially teased out this facet of her creativity with a series of singles, generating nearly 20 million total streams independently.

                                                          Nylon hailed her debut track, “Brutally,” as “what a Lana Del Rey deep cut mixed with Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides, Now’ would sound like.” In addition to raves from Garage, Vice and Lemonade Magazine, DUJOR put it best: “Suki Waterhouse’s music has swagger.”

                                                          Suki is constantly consuming artists of all stripes, and, in the lead-up to making I Can’t Let Go, she was particularly drawn to the work of Sharon Van Etten, Valerie June, Garbage, Frazey Ford, Lou Doillon, and Lucinda Williams. After falling in love with Hiss Golden Messenger’s Terms of Surrender, she reached out to its producer Brad Cook (Bon Iver, War On Drugs, Snail Mail, Waxahatchee) to help define the sound of I Can’t Let Go.

                                                          On I Can’t Let Go, Suki not only catalogs her life up to this point, but she also fulfills a lifelong ambition. “When I’ve been stuck or feel out of touch with a sense of inner meaning and outer purpose, I’ve found both through searching my memories and finding those events buried in the shadowy areas of the psyche where they were ignored,” she says. “So many times of change in my life have required return visits—especially at the transitions through to the next stages. The album is an exploration of those moments when there is nothing left to lose. What is left and can’t be thrown away is the self.”

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          The Devil I Know
                                                          Melrose Meltdown
                                                          Put Me Through It
                                                          My Mind
                                                          Bullshit On The Internet
                                                          Wild Side
                                                          On Your Thumb

                                                          Van Der Graaf Generator

                                                          The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other - 2022 Reissue

                                                            A 50th anniversary release of the classic 1970 LP from Van Der Graaf Generator. Newly remastered from the original first-generation master tapes. Includes rare poster.

                                                            'The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other', is technically the second Van Der Graaf Generator album, but is the first with the full band. Recorded in late 1969 at the cutting edge Trident Studios, 'The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other' was listed at #15 on Q & Mojo's "Top 40 Cosmic Rock Albums". An absolute classic of British progressive space rock.


                                                            Monster Movie - 2022 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                              Following the release of the first two parts of CAN’s live series, Mute and Spoon Records reissue a limited edition run of Monster Movie on blue vinyl.

                                                              With the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Captain Beefheart and The Velvet Underground ringing in their ears, Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt left behind their careers in academia to form the influential group in the late 60s. Together with Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit and American singer Malcolm Mooney, they recorded their debut album Monster Movie in a castle near Cologne in 1968. The record was then remastered in 2004 from the original master tape for a CD release. It was overseen by Holger, Irmin and Jono Podmore to refine it to how it was always intended to be heard.

                                                              “Monster Movie is an amazing debut” Pitchfork

                                                              “Monster Movie, sounds like nothing else released in 1969 - and still acts as a template for the future” Sound Affects

                                                              “Had Can’s debut album, Monster Movie, been their only one, it would have assured their place in the history of German music and of rock as a whole” Shindig Magazine

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1 Father Cannot Yell
                                                              A2 Mary, Mary So Contrary
                                                              A3 Outside My Door
                                                              B1 You Doo Right


                                                              Soundtracks - 2022 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                Following the release of the first two parts of CAN's live series, Mute and Spoon Records reissue a limited edition run of Soundtracks on clear purple vinyl.

                                                                Soundtracks, a compilation of songs Can had composed for different movies, was released in 1970 before the band started work on their second album. This record said goodbye to the band's original vocalist Malcolm Mooney, who features on ‘Soul Desert’ and ‘She Brings The Rain’, to be replaced by Japanese singer Damo Suzuki. Bridging the gap between the improvisatory rock jams of their earlier recordings, Monster Movie and Delay 1968, Soundtracks also laid the foundations for their more electronic and experimental sounding work, such as Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi.

                                                                “Intricate and subtle” All Music

                                                                “Often overlooked… A good sampling of their more straightforward experiments” Pitchfork

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A1 Deadlock
                                                                A2 Tango Whiskyman
                                                                A3 Deadlock
                                                                A4 Don't Turn The Light On, Leave Me Alone
                                                                A5 Soul Desert
                                                                B1 Mother Sky
                                                                B2 She Brings The Rain

                                                                Fucked Up

                                                                Do All Words Can Do

                                                                  A nine-track compilation gathering David era-appropriate rarities and B-sides, all of which were previously available only on 7”.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Queen Of Hearts (Demo)
                                                                  2. What Would You Do
                                                                  3. Do All Words Can Do
                                                                  4. Into The Light
                                                                  5. Byrdsdale Garden City
                                                                  6. What They Didn't Know
                                                                  7. The Truest Road
                                                                  8. Remember Me
                                                                  9. Octavio Made The Bomb

                                                                  Dashboard Confessional

                                                                  All The Truth That I Can Tell

                                                                    Dashboard Confessional's ninth studio album, All The Truth That I Can Tell, is both a remarkable renewal and fortunate step forward for the band's songwriter, front man, and founder, Chris Carrabba.

                                                                    All The Truth That I Can Tell stands among Carrabba's finest – a strikingly potent musical look at himself through a rediscovered keyhole, both an achievement of vision and a vital burst of artistic clarity; less like reading someone's diary and more like reading their eyes.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Burning Heart
                                                                    Everyone Else Is Just Noise
                                                                    Here's To Moving On
                                                                    The Better Of Me
                                                                    Southbound And Sinking
                                                                    Sleep In / Me And Mine
                                                                    Sunshine State
                                                                    Pain Free In Three Chords
                                                                    All The Truth That I Can Tell

                                                                    Cyanide Pills

                                                                    The Kids Can't Be Trusted With Rock 'n' Roll

                                                                      Brand new 7” from Leeds' finest! A taster from their next full-length LP due out later in the year Ever been interrogated by the punk rock police? Are you manufactured by a company? Is your band real or plastic? Have you ever paid a thousand quid for a poster? Can the kids be trusted with rock n roll? Answers on side A.


                                                                      Actually, You Can

                                                                        Over eighteen boundless albums as experimental as they are pop, Deerhoof has continuously quested for radical sounds and daring storytelling. 2020’s Future Teenage Cave Artists explored fairytale visions of post-apocalypse, welding intrinsic melodies with absurdist digital recording methods. Its sequel Love-Lore, a live covers medley, channeled futurist mid-century artists Parliament, Sun Ra and Stockhausen, to name a handful into a patchwork love letter to the anti-authoritarian expressions that inspire the band.

                                                                        Galvanized by the challenge of unifying many styles of music, Deerhoof landed on their next record’s concept: baroque gone DIY. Actually, You Can is a genre-abundant record that uses technicolor vibrancy and arpeggiated muscularity to offer a vital shock from capitalism’s purgatorial hold. “In the United States now, to be a moral person means to be a criminal, whether it has to do with a general strike or forming a union or Black Lives Matter protests,” clarifies Saunier of the album’s countercultural embrace of liberation. “If you follow the rules, you’re guilty. That’s the spirit we were trying to express: an angelic prison bust, a glamorous prison bust.” It’s a condemnation of America’s mundanity, replacing violence with the heartfelt power of mutualism.

                                                                        With state lines and oceans separating band members, Deerhoof not only reinvented their sonic and thematic credo, but also their recording process. Deerhoof’s players are not strangers to home-recording their individual parts, and have long embraced composing via file trading. But 2020’s halt to touring kicked off their longest separation from playing together, foregrounding new priorities. As the group’s combined demos became increasingly layered, bassist and vocalist Satomi Matsuzaki put her foot down, insisting the new album should replicate concert energy. Visualizing the quartet on huge stages with past tourmates Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Saunier fugue-arranged his bandmates’ complex demos into songs to make an audience smile and dance. He sought out far-traveling delays, heavy playing, and unique panning to evoke the power of outdoor music. Matsuzaki scrutinized spots that would betray the conceit, eliminating anything that took away from the sound of onstage grandeur. “We spent so much time imagining playing together in the process of recording, it’s almost like a false memory of us playing this music together,” Saunier marvels.

                                                                        For Deerhoof’s members to continually uncover new corners of their own talent requires deep wells of gratitude, not only for each others’ creativity but for the freedom their career affords. But by embracing each other’s art with curiosity, Deerhoof authors a musical alphabet that continues to astound and inspire, a unique lexicon expanding limitlessly with each album. For new listeners and decades-long devotees, Deerhoof’s electrifying, generous approach to collaborative worldbuilding on Actually, You Can is an emboldening call to support our communities with renewed strength, infinite love, and the resilience to keep exploring.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Be Unbarred, O Ye Gates Of Hell
                                                                        2. Department Of Corrections
                                                                        3. We Grew, And We Are Astonished
                                                                        4. Scarcity Is Manufactured
                                                                        5. Ancient Mysteries, Described
                                                                        6. Plant Thief
                                                                        7. Our Philosophy Is Fiction
                                                                        8. Epic Love Poem
                                                                        9. Divine Comedy

                                                                        The Twilight Sad

                                                                        No One Can Ever Know - 2022 Reissue

                                                                          The Twilight Sad’s third full-length, No One Can Ever Know, marks a sonic shift for the band. Freshly inspired by a listening diet of Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Liars, Magazine, Autechre, and Public Image Limited, the band turn to a dark, synth-heavy sound for No One Can Ever Know; the resulting LP shares thematic and sonic space with the most innovative offerings from Depeche Mode, The Cure, or even Nine Inch Nails. “We wanted to be a lot more spontaneous, get outside our comfort zone - not to fall back into repeating what we’ve done previously,” explains guitarist Andy MacFarlane. “So we moved to London for a month to record at The Pool and got Andrew Weatherall involved to bounce ideas off and to generally reassure us of the direction we were already progressing in – toward a sparser sound, with a colder, slightly militant feel.”

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Side A
                                                                          1. Alphabet
                                                                          2. Dead City
                                                                          Side B
                                                                          3. Sick
                                                                          4. Don’t Move
                                                                          Side C
                                                                          5. Nil
                                                                          6. Don’t Look At Me
                                                                          7. Not Sleeping
                                                                          Side D
                                                                          8. Another Bed
                                                                          9. Kill It In The Morning

                                                                          The Dream Syndicate

                                                                          What Can I Say? No Regrets... Out Of The Grey + Live, Demos & Outtakes

                                                                            The Dream Syndicate’s 1986 album is back on CD for the first time in 24 years. Hidden inside of ‘Out of the Grey’ are some of Steve Wynn’s strongest songs - “Slide Away” is delightful pop, “Now I Ride Alone” is moody and intense “like the hardboiled typewriting of novelists Jim Thompson, Ross MacDonald, and James Cain” that Wynn dug back in July ‘85. The epic “Boston” imagines the era in which Van Morrison was holed-up in that city circa 1967-68 writing the songs that comprised Astral Weeks while “50 in a 25 Zone” is a vehicle for a band-driven, slow burn groove.

                                                                            Deliciously remastered with new liner notes from the band’s historian Pat Thomas, the package compiles 51 songs spread across 3 CDs, including a previously unreleased live album (from July 1985) and many unreleased demos and out-takes. The deluxe reissue also features interviews with Steve Wynn, Mark Walton, Paul Cutler, and Dennis Duck - plus plenty of rare photos.

                                                                            Discs 2 and 3 reveal a wealth of unreleased material – including a never-before-heard July 1985 live album which has the ‘balls to the wall’ energy hard not captured in the studio. The songs were so fresh on that July night - they had not been recorded in the studio yet. On Disc 3, you’ll hear alternate versions of several Out of the Grey songs recorded as ‘demos’ before the album versions. These studio versions also have the raw energy of the live show, plus the band plays rare cover versions by Pink Floyd, Cream, Santana, Green on Red, Alice Cooper, Temptations, and Dolly Parton.

                                                                            51 songs including 34 never-before heard Dream Syndicate recordings – released under the title of: What Can I Say? no regrets... Out of the Grey + live, demos & outtakes… in other words, you need this!

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Disc 1 – Out Of The Grey
                                                                            1 Out Of The Grey
                                                                            2 Forest For The Trees
                                                                            3 50 In A 25 Zone
                                                                            4 Boston
                                                                            5 Blood Money
                                                                            6 Slide Away
                                                                            7 Dying Embers
                                                                            8 Now I Ride Alone
                                                                            9 Drinking Problem
                                                                            10 Dancing Blind
                                                                            11 You Can't Forget
                                                                            12 Let It Rain
                                                                            13 Cinnamon Girl
                                                                            14 Ballad Of Dwight Frye
                                                                            15 Shake Your Hips
                                                                            16 I Won't Forget
                                                                            17 The Lonely Bull

                                                                            Disc 2 - Live At Scorgies NY, 1985
                                                                            1 Out Of The Grey (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
                                                                            2 50 In A 25 Zone (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
                                                                            3 That's What You Always Say (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
                                                                            4 Slide Away (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
                                                                            5 Dancing Blind (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
                                                                            6 Blood Money (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
                                                                            7 Dying Embers (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
                                                                            8 It Hits You Again (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
                                                                            9 Now I Ride Alone (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
                                                                            10 John Coltrane Stereo Blues (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
                                                                            11 Still Holding Onto You (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
                                                                            12 When You Smile (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
                                                                            13 Days Of Wine And Roses (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

                                                                            Disc 3 - Odds & Sods
                                                                            1 Here On Earth As Well (Demo, 1985)
                                                                            2 Dancing Blind (Demo, 1985)
                                                                            3 Blood Money (Demo, 1985)
                                                                            4 Dying Embers (Demo, 1985)
                                                                            5 Slide Away (Demo, 1985)
                                                                            6 It Hits You Again (Demo, 1985)
                                                                            7 Now I Ride Alone (Demo, 1985)
                                                                            8 Eighteen
                                                                            9 Another Brick In The Wall
                                                                            10 Brain Damage
                                                                            11 Out Of The Grey Waltz
                                                                            12 The Munster's Theme Song
                                                                            13 Sixteen Ways
                                                                            14 Papa Was A Rolling Stone
                                                                            15 Low Rider
                                                                            16 Papa Jam
                                                                            17 I Ain't Got Nobody
                                                                            18 Jeannie's Afraid Of The Dark
                                                                            19 Badge
                                                                            20 Dancing Blind (Live At The Stone SF, 1984)
                                                                            21 Blood Money (Live At The Stone SF, 1984)


                                                                            Live In Brighton 1975

                                                                              “Live In Brighton 1975” is the second album of a curated series of CAN live concerts. Available in full for the first time on triple vinyl, double CD and digitally. Originally recorded on tape, this carefully restored live album comprises the entirety of the show in the format of a story with a beginning, middle and end, bringing CAN’s performance to life. Limited edition triple Gold vinyl in triple gatefold sleeve plus a 2CD edition in card pack with 16 page booklet, both with extensive sleeve notes.

                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Barry says: There's not much I can tell you here that you won't already know.. this is the second wonderfully pressed collection from Can of live performances following 'Live In Stuttgart' that was released in May. There are very few musicians that could pull off this level of out-there musicianship, and this is a wonderful and accurate document of their live legacy. Essential.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              A1 Brighton 75 Eins
                                                                              A2 Brighton 75 Zwei
                                                                              A3 Brighton 75 Drei
                                                                              B1 Brighton 75 Vier
                                                                              B2 Brighton 75 Fünf
                                                                              C1 Brighton 75 Sechs
                                                                              C2 Brighton 75 Sieben

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              You Can't Sit Down: Cameo Parkway Dance Crazes - Black Friday Edition

                                                                                AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                                                                LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                A crazy 22-track collection containing some of the biggest dance craze hits from the Philadelphia label that got the world dancing in the early 1960sIncludes tracks by Cameo Parkway’s biggest stars: Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Dee Dee Sharp, The Orlons and The Dovells as well as R&B greats Don Covay and The Turbans. Twelve Top 40 hits including three number 1 chart toppers!Chubby Checker’s original hit version of “The Twist,” which has the distinction of being the only single of the rock era to reach number 1 twice in two consecutive years, is included. Features an essay by acclaimed rock & roll and R&B historian John Broven. Mastered from the original master tapes from ABKCO’s Cameo Parkway archive
                                                                                Bespoke printed inner bags including extensive liner notes and period photos.

                                                                                Quantrells / Promise

                                                                                Can't Let You Break My Heart / I'm Not Ready For Love

                                                                                  Quantrells’ only single release from 1972 goes for two to three hundred pounds if you can find a copy on the Chicago-based Yambo label. A deep soul smoocher with a glorious vocal with enormous brass stabs, it’s like a roughed up version of The Jackson 5. Backed with Promise’s ‘I’m Not Ready For Love’; one of two singles from the mid ‘70s by this all-girl teenage four piece on the New Directions label. Built with a driving bass and the girls’ gorgeous vocals dropping into party mode over a funky guitar break midway through, it’s a classic ice breaker. Copies go for around £100.

                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Matt says: Deptford Northern Soul Club continue to attack the market value of this elite scene by repressing some of the most memorable and must-have records at an everyman's price. I've always championed such behaviour and I'll be honest, it was one of the things that always left a sour taste in my mouth about the Northern scene. It's nice to hear these tracks on vinyl without having to worry about auctioning off your liver.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Quantrells - Can’t Let You Break My Heart
                                                                                  Promise - I’m Not Ready For Love

                                                                                  The Lathums

                                                                                  How Beautiful Life Can Be

                                                                                    How Beautiful Life Can Be, recorded at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool. In the company of producers, James Skelly and Chris Taylor, pushes The Lathums’ remarkable story into the next, even more exciting phase. The Great Escape, having been previously self-released by the young band, emerges from the album sessions in sparkling, new form, whilst retaining the melodic stardust that caused the first rumblings of the social-media led stampede to their early gigs.

                                                                                    Kick-started by growing pains and life’s unlucky twists, fuelled by the simple salvation of six guitar strings and supercharged by the fans that found them slogging their gear into the north of England’s pubs and small venues, The Lathums story may turn out to be the perfect not-all-nice-guys-finish-last tale.

                                                                                    It was only in the summer 2019 that the band’s fuse was lit by Tim Burgess, who offering them a late slot at Kendal Calling where, inside 24 hours, social media chatter caused their audience to spill into the field beyond their tent. A year later they had achieved their first UK Album Chart Top 20 for vinyl-only EP compilation, The Memories We Make, recorded their debut appearance for Later… With Jools Holland and joined the BBC Sound Poll 2021 list of tipped acts at the end of a year that skidded on the black ice of a global pandemic but, somehow, left the band on their feet.

                                                                                    For a band whose singing songwriter had never been to a gig before playing his own, yet incomprehensibly carried a trunk load of sensitively-crafted, empathetic, sing-a-long anthems straight into their first rehearsal, The Lathums have flown at nosebleed speed to where they are now.

                                                                                    Hailing from Wigan on the overlooked fringes of Greater Manchester, The Lathums are Alex Moore, casting a new outline of the modern frontman, singing alongside student of the Marr-esque jangle guitar, Scott Concepcion, rapid-fire, wise-cracking bassist, Jonny Cunliffe (aka: Bass Mon Jon) and the steady, rhythmic, wise head, Ryan Durrans on drums. Pithily described by those closest as ‘like The Inbetweeners in a Shane Meadows film’, they are four bright, wild flowers growing between grey paving stones. 

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Barry says: This new LP is sure to continue the meteoric upwards trajectory of The Lathums, swimming with influences from The Smiths, The Coral and 90's Britpop into a wonderfully upbeat and undeniably melodic full-length. This Wigan quartet are definitely going places.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. Circles Of Faith
                                                                                    2. I’ll Get By
                                                                                    3. Fight On
                                                                                    4. How Beautiful Life Can Be
                                                                                    5. The Great Escape
                                                                                    6. I Won't Lie Side B
                                                                                    7. I See Your Ghost
                                                                                    8. Oh My Love
                                                                                    9. I’ll Never Forget The Time I Spent With You
                                                                                    10. I Know That Much
                                                                                    11. Artificial Screens
                                                                                    12. The Redemption Of Sonic Beauty

                                                                                    Geoffrey O'Connor

                                                                                    For As Long As I Can Remember

                                                                                      Geoffrey O'Connor, one time frontman for euphoric guitar pop band Crayon Fields, returns with his first solo album in seven years - but is it really a solo album? For As Long As I Can Remember is a suite of duets with some of Australia's most iconic modern singers, including Jonnine (HTRK), Sarah Mary Chadwick, Laura Jean, Sui Zhen and more. The album explores late night tales of unsublimated desire, a synth-pop cocoon world where obsessions drift slowly into the rear view mirror and exert an unsteadying backwards pull. Geoffrey's duet partners do not proffer easy love or solace, rather they challenge him, gently put him down, or glance back at a history of faded passion.

                                                                                      Other guests include Nicole Thibault of Chapter artists Thibault, Jess Ribeiro, June Jones, Summer Flake's Steph Crase, Sienna Thornton (Cyanide Thornton) and Mystery Guest's Caitlyn Lesiuk. Sydney funk sophisticate Donny Benet appears on bass on two tracks. Since his previous solo album, 2014 critic favourite Fan Fiction (written up by Pitchfork, Spin, All Music and elsewhere), Geoffrey has released Crayon Fields comeback album No One Deserves You (2015) and an expanded reissue of 2009 classic All the Pleasures Of the World. He has also produced albums for Sarah Mary Chadwick, June Jones, Summer Flake and others. Geoffrey has appeared on records by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Donny Benet, been remixed by Chet Faker, and was a member of Melbourne psych pop band Montero

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. For As Long As I Can (with Jonnine)
                                                                                      2. Foolish Enough (with Laura Jean)
                                                                                      3. What A Scene (with Sui Zhen)
                                                                                      4. Renee (with Sienna Thornton)
                                                                                      5. Strange Feeling (with Sarah Mary Chadwick)
                                                                                      6. Precious Memories (with Remember Sarah Mary Chadwick)
                                                                                      7. Catwalk (with Caitlyn Lesiuk)
                                                                                      8. Tired Of Winning (with June Jones)
                                                                                      9. Shelley Duvall (with Nicole Thibault)
                                                                                      10. Tunnel Of Love (with Jess Ribeiro)
                                                                                      11. Love Is Your Best Friend (with Stephanie Crase)

                                                                                      Fleet Foxes

                                                                                      Can I Believe You B/w Wading In Waist-High Water Feat. Resistance Revival Chorus (RSD21 EDITION)

                                                                                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                        IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).

                                                                                        Unreleased track(s)

                                                                                        Composed as a disco soundtrack for condemned night clubs and empty venues, "I Can See You Outside" is the latest single from Dubstar, a further collaboration with Stephen Hague, who produced their earliest hits.

                                                                                        Recorded at the end of the UK's first COVID-19 lockdown, it forms a companion piece with their previous single “Hygiene Strip”. While the previous song, “Hygiene Strip”, revealed an ordinary human predicament set “I Can See You Outside” is a defiant expression of optimism, and the resolution to transcend an existential threat. The EP features brand new extended and dub remixes which add variety and depth to this otherwise quite radio-friendly of hits. 

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                        1. I Can See You Outside
                                                                                        2. I Can See You Outside (Dub Mix)

                                                                                        Side B

                                                                                        1. I Can See You Outside (Extended)


                                                                                        Live In Stuttgart 1975

                                                                                          Live in Stuttgart 1975 is the first of a curated series of Can live concerts available in full for the first time on vinyl, CD and digitally. Originally recorded on tape, these carefully restored live albums will comprise the entirety of each show in the format of a story with a beginning, middle and end, with Can’s performances taking on a life of their own.
                                                                                          Available on triple vinyl and double CD. 

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Barry says: There's really not much that can be said about live Can material that you wouldn't already know, but it's safe to say that this sounds superb and is the perfect recreation of a perfectly sculpted live Can show from the comfort of your own home. An intoxicating and transportive collection, and an essential document of one of the greatest Krautrock pioneers in the biz.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1 Stuttgart 75 Eins
                                                                                          A2 Stuttgart 75 Zwei
                                                                                          B1 Stuttgart 75 Drei (Part 1)
                                                                                          B2 Stuttgart 75 Drei (Part 2)
                                                                                          C1 Stuttgart 75 Drei (Part 3)
                                                                                          C2 Stuttgart 75 Vier
                                                                                          C3 Stuttgart 75 Fünf

                                                                                          CD TRACKLIST
                                                                                          1 Stuttgart 75 Eins
                                                                                          2 Stuttgart 75 Zwei
                                                                                          3 Stuttgart 75 Drei
                                                                                          4 Stuttgart 75 Vier
                                                                                          5 Stuttgart 75 Fünf

                                                                                          The Ballads

                                                                                          I Can't See Your Love (For The Tears In My Eyes) Pt. 1 / Pt. 2

                                                                                            A classic Vee-Jay side from 1965 that originally sneaked out on the Bay Area Wee label. The original goes for around £100, the second Wee press for £75, while the Vee-Jay version is 50 quid a throw. That said, copies are few and far between these days.

                                                                                            Featuring an upbeat, brass-powered Temptationslike harmony with a call and response, a deep sax wail and a piano motif pushing it forward towards a glorious middle eight that breaks into a Gospel roll out.

                                                                                            Powered by Ric-Tic-like drum rolls; a euphoric soulful classic split into two essential parts.

                                                                                            The Ballads were a four-piece from Oakland, across the bridge from San Francisco, featuring Freddie Hughes, who would later sign to Wand. The band themselves almost made it, charting in 1968 with the Willie Hutch-produced ‘God Bless Our Love’ but this earlier recording is the business.

                                                                                            Both sides remastered from the original sound source.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            I Can’t See Your Love (For The Tears In My Eyes) Pt.1
                                                                                            I Can’t See Your Love (For The Tears In My Eyes) Pt.2


                                                                                            Delay 1968 - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                              Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit who formed a group which would utilise and transcend all boundaries of ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music.

                                                                                              This classic album of tracks recorded at the beginning of Can’s life, and features original vocalist Malcolm Mooney.

                                                                                              Thief is now a rejuvenated Can classic having been covered by Radiohead and since then discovered by a new generation of fans.

                                                                                              Can’s powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance - from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West and Radiohead - as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.

                                                                                              "Can are impossible to classify and its impossible to ignore their seismic influence on so many diverse musical paths" Richard Hawley
                                                                                              "Can are the most revolutionary band ever" Stephen Morris (New Order)

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              A1 Butterfly
                                                                                              A2 Pnoom
                                                                                              A3 Nineteen Century Man
                                                                                              A4 Thief
                                                                                              B1 Man Named Joe
                                                                                              B2 Uphill
                                                                                              B3 Little Star Of Bethlehem

                                                                                              Mike Edison & Guadalupe Plata

                                                                                              The Devil Can't Do You No Harm

                                                                                                'Happening Right Now' feature in Shindig (March 2021) Legendary New York author and musician joins Andalusian troubadours for a startling record of gospel, rhythm and futuristic punk folk blues. A powerful statement of love and protest Get ready for an adult dose of Old Testament gospel, smoldering songs of freedom, salvation, and lots of love - hollering and deep country crooning, twisted blues, plantation tunings, African percussion, and outer-space spirituals - this is a new breed of rhythm and roots music, a sonic manifesto for these crazy times!

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Barry says: A brilliantly energetic and varied coalition of clashing folk-punk, frenetic distorted 12-bar and galloping Americana. It's an intoxicating and rich juxtaposition of chaos and beauty, and a must-listen for anyone who likes the more esoteric ends of any of the above.

                                                                                                Doris Willingham / Pat Hervey With The Tiaras

                                                                                                You Can’t Do That / Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind

                                                                                                  Two classic cuts from the President catalogue.

                                                                                                  Doris Willingham ‘You Can’t Do That’ - A big Northern floorfiller from a renowned soul backing singer who cut her own material later as Doris Duke. Her only release under the Willingham name, originally out on the super cool UK Jay Boy imprint in 1968 (the label’s debut release - BOY1).

                                                                                                  Produced by Bernard Purdie (Funky Donkey label) who was at the controls for a number of super rare Northern sides. An early gem from the artist who ended up working with the legendary Swamp Dogg (Jerry Williams) charting with the ballad ‘To the Other Woman (I’m The Other Woman)’.

                                                                                                  Pat Hervey With The Tiaras ‘I Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind’ - An anthemic, handclap-friendly gem that goes for anywhere between £50 to £100. Released on the UK President label from 1966.

                                                                                                  Blue-eyed Canadian soul backed by black Canadian harmony group The Tiaras (not to be confused with the LA harmony outfit). A slow burner that ramps up the horns and strings behind some funky guitar chops and Hervey’s euphoric vocal, her one-off stab at the soul charts guaranteeing obscurity and legendary status.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Doris Willingham - You Can’t Do That
                                                                                                  Pat Hervey With The Tiaras - Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind

                                                                                                  Makin' Time

                                                                                                  Honey / Take What You Can Get

                                                                                                    Countdown Records (via Acid Jazz) are proud to announce the release of the label’s first 7” single in over 30 years. And what could be more apt than the single that never was by label favourites Makin’ Time?

                                                                                                    Produced by The Truth and 9 Below Zero’s Dennis Greaves and Mick Lister, this was to have been the West Midland group’s debut single for Countdown.

                                                                                                    Featuring the group’s original members, it remained unreleased when that line-up changed and Countdown’s parent label Stiff decided in a change of direction, aiming the group at the pop charts.

                                                                                                    Featuring two highlights of their early live set - the Fay Hallam composed ‘Honey’ and ‘Take What You Can Get’, written by Martin Blunt.

                                                                                                    The 7” comes in an exclusive Countdown sleeve so make sure to get your copy now.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Honey (Original Version)
                                                                                                    Take What You Can Get (Original Version)

                                                                                                    Music Makers Band

                                                                                                    You Can Be

                                                                                                      Previously Unreleased Disco-Soul-Funk Album With Mixes By Kenny Dope. The Gatefold LP Includes Extensive Liner Notes And A Download Card to WAV Files Of The Full Album. CD Contains Instrumentals And Kenny Dope Extended Remixes. Tucked in the back corner of a linen closet in Macon, Georgia since 1979 sat a box that very few people knew existed. Lost and presumed forgotten, this box contained reel-to-reel tapes of the lost album by the band that issued the lauded Black Gold as The Mighty Chevelles in 1977. By 1979, while transitioning to the name Music Makers Band, the band entered Capricorn Studios and recorded this previously-unreleased disco funk opus, finally issued as You Can Be as part of the Now-Again Reserve series. Nearly all songs have been remixed from the original multi-track masters by Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez. Georgia funk and soul historian Brian Poust details the band and album’s story in detailed liner notes in an oversized booklet.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. That Look In Your Eyes
                                                                                                      A2. You Can Be
                                                                                                      A3. Lady In My Dream
                                                                                                      A4. Let Me Start Lovin’ You

                                                                                                      B1. That’s The Way
                                                                                                      B2. Shake Your Booty
                                                                                                      B3. That True Love Of Mine
                                                                                                      B4. We’re The Band…. 


                                                                                                      You Can Stop That For A Start

                                                                                                        The album is accompanied by a selection of some of the band’s favourite demo recordings made between 1988 and 1994.

                                                                                                        The long awaited and eagerly anticipated new album by BOB captures the band at their peak and includes some of their best material ever committed to vinyl and CD. A 12-track vinyl record is available in coloured and black vinyl and includes digital download of all 28 tracks contained on the double CD version. ‘You Can Stop That For A Start’ is an exclusive album of previously unheard material written and recorded by BOB over a five day period in 1992. The almost legendary archive of unreleased professional and demo recordings by BOB is a rich one, and this release showcases some of the band’s best work.

                                                                                                        All the recordings in the set have been newly mixed by songwriters Simon Armstrong and Richard Blackborow, and come packaged in artwork conceived by the band and accompanied by period images and new sleeve notes. 

                                                                                                        Potted BOB History:
                                                                                                        BOB’s initial line-up was Richard Blackborow (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Simon Armstrong (guitar, vocals).
                                                                                                        Jem Morris (bass guitar), joined the duo in 1986 and, augmented with a drum machine, they recorded the band’s first release, a flexi disc, released in 1986 on their own House Of Teeth label, and containing three short songs: “Prune (Your Tree)”, “Groove” and “Brian Wilson’s Bed”. The band gave a copy to John Peel in a fortuitous encounter in the Rough Trade record shop, and he played it many times.
                                                                                                        The drum machine was replaced by drummer Gary Connors in 1987, and this line-up recorded 1987’s What a Performance single and the first of three John Peel sessions. The band were now able to take to the UK’s motorway network in their newly acquired ‘vintage’ Transit van, and begin a series of tours that eventually saw them play hundreds of gigs the length of the country and beyond.

                                                                                                        Early in 1988, Gary Connors was replaced by former Jamie Wednesday drummer Dean Leggett, and the band recorded their second single, Kirsty, a session for BBC Radio One’s Simon Mayo, and their second John Peel session. Both singles received heavy play by John Peel. The two singles were brought together with the earlier flexi disc as the compilation LP Swag Sack, which was their final release on the Sombrero label. All later records were on their own House Of Teeth label.

                                                                                                        In 1989, the band released a single Convenience, which charted well in the NME and Melody Maker indie charts and, more importantly, reached no.31 in John Peel’s Festive Fifty at the end of the year. This was followed by a limited edition/fan club release containing three songs: “Esmerelda Brooklyn”, “I Don’t Know” and “Sink”. After their third and final John Peel session, Morris was replaced by ex-Caretaker Race bassist Stephen ‘Henry’ Hersom, and this final line-up recorded the Stride Up EP in 1990, an LP Leave The Straight Life Behind, the single Tired in 1991, and one last 12”, the Nothing For Something EP in 1992.
                                                                                                        BOB became one of the victims of the demise of Rough Trade’s distribution arm, which limited sales of the album and forced the band to tour for an extended period to recoup the album’s costs. A feeling of disillusionment with the ‘business’ side of the music caused a drop in morale, and despite having produced a large body of unreleased work, they disbanded early in 1995.

                                                                                                        In February 2014, “Leave the Straight Life Behind” was re-released by British independent label 3 Loop Music as a 2CD expanded edition which included the remastered album plus a bonus CD of all the John Peel and BBC sessions, as well as extra tracks.

                                                                                                        In 2015, “The Singles and EPs” was released by 3 Loop Music as a 2CD compilation of remastered tracks from Swag Sack and all vinyl Sombrero and House of Teeth releases.

                                                                                                        In 2019, the band announced six final concerts in England and Germany featuring Blackborow, Armstrong, and Leggett with newly recruited old friend Arthur Tapp on bass. A limited edition 7” of Convenience with an unreleased B-side from 1992 was released on Optic Nerve. The single reached number 18 on the official UK vinyl sales chart.

                                                                                                        BOB on the new album You Can Stop That For A Start:
                                                                                                        “The tracks that make up You Can Stop That For A Start were recorded over a five day period in our final years, as the hectic touring schedule that had kept us financially viable began to tail off. What funds the band could glean from occasional publishing deals were spent on studio time, with the hope of creating work that would eventually attract more substantial financial investment. As this never materialised, the songs have largely remained unheard since the early nineties. 

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        TRACKLIST LP
                                                                                                        SIDE ONE
                                                                                                        01 Telepathy
                                                                                                        02 Say You’re Alone
                                                                                                        03 That’s What Tomorrow Brings
                                                                                                        04 Round
                                                                                                        05 Now
                                                                                                        06 Sundown

                                                                                                        SIDE TWO
                                                                                                        01 Plastic
                                                                                                        02 She’s Something Like Me
                                                                                                        03 Green Pepper Feast
                                                                                                        04 Queen Of Sheba
                                                                                                        05 Plastered In Paris
                                                                                                        06 Don’t Kid

                                                                                                        TRACKLIST 2CD
                                                                                                        01 Telepathy
                                                                                                        02 Say You’re Alone
                                                                                                        03 That’s What Tomorrow Brings
                                                                                                        04 Round
                                                                                                        05 Now
                                                                                                        06 Sundown
                                                                                                        07 Plastic
                                                                                                        08 She’s Something Like Me
                                                                                                        09 Green Pepper Feast
                                                                                                        10 Queen Of Sheba
                                                                                                        11 Plastered In Paris
                                                                                                        12 Don’t Kid
                                                                                                        13 I Must Need Some Sleep

                                                                                                        01 Long May We Increase
                                                                                                        02 Too Far Down
                                                                                                        03 STP
                                                                                                        04 When The Saints
                                                                                                        05 Helvetia
                                                                                                        06 On Your Side
                                                                                                        07 Buy Me A Barstool
                                                                                                        08 There She Was
                                                                                                        09 Shoot
                                                                                                        10 207
                                                                                                        11 Jehovah
                                                                                                        12 Hanging On
                                                                                                        13 Thunderfeet
                                                                                                        14 Turn That Racket Down
                                                                                                        15 Before A Fall


                                                                                                        Girls Can Tell - 2020 Reissue

                                                                                                          ‘Girls Can Tell’, the third studio album from Spoon, originally released in 2001.

                                                                                                          Newly recut from the original masters.

                                                                                                          “A start-to-finish triumph” - Rolling Stone. 

                                                                                                          ‘Girls Can Tell’ is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                                                                                                          “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Everything Hits At Once
                                                                                                          Believing Is Art
                                                                                                          Me And The Bean
                                                                                                          Lines In The Suit
                                                                                                          The Fitted Shirt
                                                                                                          Anything You Want
                                                                                                          Take A Walk
                                                                                                          1020 AM
                                                                                                          Take The Fifth
                                                                                                          This Book Is A Movie
                                                                                                          Chicago At Night

                                                                                                          Yo La Tengo

                                                                                                          I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One

                                                                                                            Sixty five plus minutes of breath-taking material recorded under smooth circumstances in lovely Nashville, TN. This one will without a doubt appeal to long time Yo La Tengo fans, considering the fact that this is their very best one yet. The really good thing, though, is that a lot of people who will buy this record will do so without knowing that it probably is the only TRULY GREAT record they will buy in their lives. Until the next one comes out, of course!!

                                                                                                            “I felt totally unrestrained making this album” says Lindstrøm about his 6th solo album On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever (a title inspired by the 1970’s musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Barbra Streisand). “I’ve listened to Robert Wyatt’s solo albums and his Matching Mole’s debutalbum a lot lately. It so effortless, fearless and free. And not insisting. I was very inspired by this”

                                                                                                            In the autumn of 2018, Lindstrøm composed a commissioned piece for Norway’s premiere art centre Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. Sketches from the three sold-out performances became the foundation for the new tracks. “I decided to keep some of the initial ideas and develop them further. All the songs are based on long one-take recordings”, says Lindstrøm “Also I’ve been very conscious about the music on the album not exceeding the length of the physical limitations of the vinyl-format, finding that 2 long tracks on each side were the perfect balance for this album”

                                                                                                            This is also the first time ever Lindstrøm has made an album entirely with hardware instead of computer-plugins. He utilised thirty plus synthesizers and drum-machines during his performance at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. The experience inspired him to embrace a similar set-up when making the album. “The joy of making music on actual physical objects and devices makes a lot of sense to me now. After working on a computer for over 15 years, I don’t think I’ll ever look back” he says with an almost childlike excitement.

                                                                                                            It was the accessibility to his enviable collection of music gear – largely consisting of sought after synthesizers – that allowed Lindstrøm to experiment so freely with ideas and soundscapes. “The title track is a 10-minutes improvisation on the Moog Memorymoog. I liked the loose feel so I decided to keep everything unedited. The other tracks were written and arranged prior to the recordings. I then set up the instruments needed for my sessions, then recorded more or less everything in a single take. I’m really happy with the way this album came together.”

                                                                                                            Lindstrøm has cited classical music as an inspiration the last couple of years “I used to study classical music at school. Back then I was listening to a lot of Opera, orchestral music and solo music on the piano. Listening to classical music again has been a revisit to my childhood days, just like I did when I embraced the 80s in the early 2000s”. Once embracing the freedom and the joy of making music without inhibitions, immersing himself in to the physical realm of making music with hardware, Lindstrøm learned something new not only about music – but about himself. “I guess I've been trying to re-educate myself”.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            A1. On A Day Like This I Can See You Forever
                                                                                                            A2. Really Deep Snow
                                                                                                            B1. Swing Low Sweet LFO
                                                                                                            B2. As If NoOne Is Here


                                                                                                            We Can Create - Special Edition Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                              A hugely ambitious, widescreen and epic record that recalls everything from the far away electronics of Basic Channel and Carl Craig, through the skewed songwriting of Postal Service, Flaming Lips and Grandaddy to the euphoric sound-scapes of Sigur Ros and My Bloody Valentine, We Can Create is a work of heart stopping extremes.

                                                                                                              The album was recorded without computers, preferring the painstaking process of splicing sounds together on MAPS’ battered 16 track recorder in his Northamptonshire bedroom, the results were subsequently co-produced by Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Bjork) and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, Hope Of The States). The critically acclaimed album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2007.

                                                                                                              Maps has remixed Depeche Mode, Public Service Broadcasting, Susanne Sundfør, Moby, C Duncan, M83 and more.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1 So Low, So High
                                                                                                              A2 You Don’t Know Her Name
                                                                                                              A3 Elouise
                                                                                                              A4 It Will Find You
                                                                                                              B1 Glory Verse
                                                                                                              B2 Liquid Sugar
                                                                                                              B3 To The Sky
                                                                                                              B4 Back + Forth
                                                                                                              C1 Lost My Soul
                                                                                                              C2 Don’t Fear
                                                                                                              C3 When You Leave

                                                                                                              Night Moves

                                                                                                              Can You Really Find Me

                                                                                                                Night Moves’ new album, ‘Can You Really Find Me’, pulsates and glows with the same sublime energy that radiated from breakout single ‘Carl Sagan’ in 2016, however in the intervening years, John Pelant and Micky Alfano have grown up.

                                                                                                                The songwriting, while still steeped in super-catchy, velvety riffs and pure pop glaze, feels more sophisticated and modern. Since the pair met in high school, awestruck by such ear-candy wizards as Brian Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham, they set off to craft their version of what sophisticated, emotional modern pop music can and should sound like.

                                                                                                                2016’s ‘Pennied Days’ was a breakthrough and set a new bar for the members of Night Moves. After spending the subsequent two years on ‘Can You Really Find Me’, they’ve scaled new heights, where the sounds are still just as sweet but now smarter, more evocative and perfectly designed for a summer release.

                                                                                                                ‘Can You Really Find Me’ was produced by Jim Eno (founding member and drummer of Spoon) out of Public Hi-Fi Studios in Austin, TX and recorded with live band members Mark Hanson and Chuck Murlowski.

                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                Barry says: Night Moves expertly craft a brilliantly emotive and drippingly filmic selection of 80's inspired ballads and rhythmically fluid disco-tinged pop anthems on 'Can You Really Find Me'. Any of these pieces could easily be a slow-motion montage soundtrack, dynamic but with a hint of latent morosity, these are modern and eminently enjoyable anthems, and another reason to pay attention to Night Moves.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Keep Me In Mind
                                                                                                                Strands Align
                                                                                                                Waiting For The
                                                                                                                Ribboned Skies
                                                                                                                Coconut Grove
                                                                                                                Saving The Dark
                                                                                                                Can You Really Find Me

                                                                                                                "Juan Pablo: The Philosopher" has been one of our favourite releases here at Piccadilly in recent years, so we were utterly buzzing to hear word of a new LP from the mighty Ezra Collective. Soon enough the London five-piece furnished us with a promo CD, and it's been on the Piccadilly player ever since. Continuing the genre-bending journey they began on "Juan Pablo", "You Can't Steal My Joy" sees the ensemble apply their incredible musicianship to elements of Afrobeat, hip-hop, grime and dub, wrapping their diverse influences into their fearless, fun and contemporary take on jazz. If you needed any further evidence of their top tier credentials, they recently broke off from a sold out, mosh-pit-filled UK tour to play at Quincy Jones' birthday party - nuff respect. This is the jazz sound of 2019 folks - get joyful.

                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                Millie says: Contemporary Jazz 5-piece Ezra Collective have encapsulated joy in record form, and you can feel the happiness radiating through the tracks here, especially “Chris And Jane” and “Quest For Coin”. My record of the year by far, Afro-beat meets Jazz meets Hip Hop makes for a glorious combination to put you in an upbeat mood.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                DISC 1
                                                                                                                SIDE A
                                                                                                                1. Space Is The Place (Reprise)
                                                                                                                2. Why You Mad?
                                                                                                                3. Red Whine
                                                                                                                4. Quest For Coin

                                                                                                                SIDE B
                                                                                                                1. Reason In Disguise Feat. Jorja Smith
                                                                                                                2. What Am I To Do? Feat. Loyle Carner
                                                                                                                3. Chris And Jane

                                                                                                                DISC 2
                                                                                                                SIDE C
                                                                                                                1. People Saved
                                                                                                                2. Philosopher II

                                                                                                                SIDE D
                                                                                                                1. São Paulo
                                                                                                                2. King Of The Jungle
                                                                                                                3. You Can't Steal My Joy
                                                                                                                4. Shakara Feat. KOKOROKO

                                                                                                                The Lemonheads

                                                                                                                Can't Forget / Wild Child

                                                                                                                  LTD pressing of AA 7" single. 1000 pressed. “No strangers to a cover, The Lemonheads perfect the art” NME // Limited edition pressing of AA 7” single, ‘Can’t Forget’ is the lead single, and Yo La Tengo cover, from the new Lemonheads album. AA-side is unreleased cover of Lou Reed’s ‘Wild Child’ this is an exclusive and not on the album. Produced by Matthew Cullen and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Beastie Boys, Nirvana, The Ramones). It’s nearly ten years since The Lemonheads strummed to a halt on their ninth studio album, a perky well received set of covers that brought together many unlikely bedfellows (Gibby Haynes produced, Kate Moss did a cameo vocal). The band’s follow up repeats the formula with Evan way out upfront, his emotive slow maturing vocal making sense of another wide-beam playlist. He really has become one of the great expressive singers. “Heartfelt songs and a honey voice with which to sing them” GQ // “Boppy, overcast alt-rock delivered at a fast clip and sung in a whiskey tenor” Pitchfork // Track List A – Can’t Forget AA – Wild Child

                                                                                                                  Soul Asylum

                                                                                                                  Say What You Will...Everything Can Happen

                                                                                                                    • Soul Asylum’s debut album.
                                                                                                                    • Produced by Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü).
                                                                                                                    • First time on vinyl since original pressing
                                                                                                                    • Reissue co-produced by Twin/Tone co-founder Peter Jesperson and Grammy®-winning producer Cheryl Pawelski. Soul Asylum first hit the Minneapolis music scene in early 1981.

                                                                                                                    Originally produced by Bob Mould, this reissue is co-produced by Twin/Tone Records co-founder and Replacements manager, Peter Jesperson and Grammy®-winner and Omnivore Recordings, Cheryl Pawelski. This fresh vinyl pressing of Soul Asylum’s debut, Say What You Will . . . Everything Can Happen is the first since it’s original 1984 Twin/Tone release and has been restored and mastered by Grammy®-award winning engineer, Michael Graves at Osiris Studio and cut by Chris Muth at Taloowa.

                                                                                                                    In 1978, Nova performed for Obama. Well, kind of: Nova was the band for the Punahou School prom in Honolulu, Hawaii, and a young student named Barack (known then as “Barry”) was in attendance.
                                                                                                                    Backtrack to 1976, and Nova was the opening band for Donald Byrd at the nearby Blaisdell Arena. The day was Sunday, June 27. The following day, Isaac Hayes would perform on island for the admission price of $1.
                                                                                                                    Nova, led by singer Checo Tohomaso, was one of several go-to party bands during the golden era of Hawaii funk and soul music in the mid-1970s through early 1980s.
                                                                                                                    The band’s infectious gospel-funk-disco can be heard on their sole release, a self-titled 1980 LP that feels like one big party recorded live in the studio. (Check out the Marvin Gaye-inspired “I Feel Like Getting Down” on the 2016 ‘Aloha Got Soul’ compilation on Strut Records).
                                                                                                                    The story is all too familiar, however: funk band releases LP, the music goes dormant in years to follow, and today original copies sell for hundreds online.
                                                                                                                    Not long after the album’s 1980 release, Checo met Marvin Gaye, who was living on Maui (where George Benson also resided). Shortly after, Marvin invited Checo and his counterparts to join his multi-city tour across Europe. Videos of Checo rocking keyboards, percussion and singing background vocals for Marvin Gaye’s last European tour can be found online.
                                                                                                                    Checo, born in Florida yet raised in lush Manoa Valley as well as Okinawa, Japan, now resides in Vancouver, Canada, where he leads the VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir and continues to deliver his signature sound: high energy, positive, “sweet soul” music.
                                                                                                                    AGS-7010 features two non-stop groovers with a 7” edit by Roger Bong on the A-side. LP reissue in the works!"

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    01. Can We Do It Good
                                                                                                                    02. I Like It, The Way You Dance


                                                                                                                    You Can Get There From Here

                                                                                                                      Oakland band Rays return with their second album, You Can Get There From Here, their first release since their eponymous Trouble In Mind debut in 2016. You Can Get There From Here represents a turning point for the band, angling their scrappy, post-punk fury into a more refined & melodic pop sensibility, drawing inspiration from UK DIY pop & punk like Dolly Mixture, Cleaners From Venus & Television Personalities. Songs like "Fallen Stars" & "The Garden" temper their sonic crunch ever so slightly, relying more on the harmonic wallop of a solid hook than the sheer volume of guitars.

                                                                                                                      This is urgent, chiming guitar pop that clangs with a sonorous melancholy & a ramshackle grace. Rays can still lay it down with the rest of 'em; tunes like "Subway" & "Work of Art" shuffle & stumble forward, skirting chaos in a flurry of strums, recalling antipodean groups like UV Race or Dick Diver who cull inspiration from idiosyncratic UK greats like Mark E. Smith or Robyn Hitchcock. The new album finds the core group of Stanley Martinez, Eva Hannan, Troy Hewitt & Alexa Pantalone augmented by new member & keyboardist Britta Leijonflycht, whose synth flourishes add melodic embellishments, sonic heft or psychedelic swirl where needed. 

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Fallen Stars
                                                                                                                      2. The Garden
                                                                                                                      3. The Big One
                                                                                                                      4. To The Fire
                                                                                                                      5. Veterans
                                                                                                                      6. Yesterday’s Faces
                                                                                                                      7. Around The Town
                                                                                                                      8. Anti-Hand Man
                                                                                                                      9. Subway
                                                                                                                      10. Work Of Art
                                                                                                                      11. Ray Johnson
                                                                                                                      12. Before Sunrise 

                                                                                                                      DJ Madd

                                                                                                                      Can't Test You

                                                                                                                      Super limited, super illicit, mega heavy dub-wise soundsystem weapon here from DJ Madd. Landing slap bang in the middle of halt-time d'n'b and future dub, "Can't Test You" is the kinda secret bomb that'll send carnival crowds into uproar. Hoover subs ensure the subs are given an adequate workout while the tight flurries of hyper breaks tease ever-closer to erupting into jump up without ever breaking the seal.

                                                                                                                      Highly recommended!

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      A. Can't Test You

                                                                                                                      Laughing Hyenas

                                                                                                                      You Can’t Pray A Lie

                                                                                                                        Formed in the mid 80s wreckage of American punk and hardcore, Laughing Hyenas were comprised of staples of the Detroit punk scene, including John Brannon (Negative Approach) and Larissa Strickland (L Seven) along with the locked-in rhythm section of Kevin Strickland and Jim Kimball. Groundbreaking, game-changing and some of the scariest records to come out of Detroit...or anywhere.

                                                                                                                        Taking the name from a Mark Twain line, the Laughing Hyenas went back into Smart Studios with Butch Vig to record their debut full-length You Can’t Pray A Lie. The Hyenas further elaborated on the template that Merry Go Round set. Kevin, Jim and Larissa lay down deceptively simple hillbilly voodoo blues that at the same time is so rhythmically complex you’re never quite sure what’s going on. Brannon’s vocals are as frenzied and intense as ever. With the balance and everything just right on YCPAL, our dear Hyenas recorded and released one of the milestone/cornerstone albums of the 1980s American underground music scene.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. Love’s My Only Crime
                                                                                                                        2. Seven Come Eleven
                                                                                                                        3. Black Eyed Susan
                                                                                                                        4. Lullaby And Goodnight
                                                                                                                        5. Sister
                                                                                                                        6. Desolate Son
                                                                                                                        7. Dedications To The One I Love
                                                                                                                        8. New Gospel

                                                                                                                        Ryan O'Reilly

                                                                                                                        I Can't Stand The Sound

                                                                                                                          Recorded between the chaos and bustle of a New York cinema on Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn and the windswept loneliness on the south-side of the Isle of Wight in the spring of 2017, I Can't Stand The Sound is the second album from Berlin based English/Irish songwriter Ryan O'Reilly. Produced by David Granshaw and in collaboration with Canadian, Tyler Kyte the album is an exploration in searching for meaning, the meaning in a fatal car accident, the beauty and darkness on the streets of Berlin, comprehending the American landscape at the end of 2016 and trying to filter out the noise of relentless opinions on 24 hour news TV and online.

                                                                                                                          Littered with snapshots from myriad conversations; A Grandmother's warning that ghosts are never as dangerous as humans, talking to a loved one after a terror attack, a fall from a horse, with a hangover whilst reading in the bath and the faceless people who blithely tell you to 'live your dreams' the characters and conversations restlessly change locations and perspectives.

                                                                                                                          I Can't Stand The Sound began life on the journey between New York and Tennessee in the aftermath of the American election in 2016, the long conversations, the search for conclusions and reasoning in a void of reason. Written on municipal Frisbee-golf course in East Nashville, a front porch in Hamilton, Ontario and along side the beautiful, dirty Spree in Ryan's adopted hometown of Berlin each place finds it's way into the heart of the album. In May 2017 Ryan, Tyler and Dave travelled back to New York. Joined by members of Toronto's Dwayne Gretzky and Ryan's European touring partners The O'Pears to begin recording of I Can't Stand The Sound in the Cinema/bar where the journey towards the album began six months earlier. 

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Don’t You Know That
                                                                                                                          2. Make It Holy
                                                                                                                          3. Never Be Afraid Of Ghosts
                                                                                                                          4. I Can’t Stand The Sound
                                                                                                                          5. People Tell You
                                                                                                                          6. The Modern World
                                                                                                                          7. Flesh & Blood
                                                                                                                          8. Conversation
                                                                                                                          9. Somethings Really Wrong
                                                                                                                          10. Till It Ends


                                                                                                                          I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life

                                                                                                                          Officially now a duo, Merrill Garbus is joined by long-time collaborator Nate Brenner. Their new album, I can feel you creep into my private life, tackles race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies head on. But in the billows of intense subject matter, the album is their most immediate and upbeat yet – this is Tune-Yards’ music to dance to.

                                                                                                                          The follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed album, Nikki Nack, much of I can feel you creep into my private life was recorded at John Vanderslice’s new Tiny Telephone studio in their hometown of Oakland, CA. To help finish this stunning record, they enlisted mixer Mikaelin “Blue” Bluespruce (Solange, Skepta, Kendrick Lamar) and mastered it in Harlem, NY with Dave Kutch (Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper).

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Heart Attack
                                                                                                                          2. Coast To Coast
                                                                                                                          3. ABC 123
                                                                                                                          4. Now As Then
                                                                                                                          5. Honesty
                                                                                                                          6. Colonizer
                                                                                                                          7. Look At Your Hands
                                                                                                                          8. Home
                                                                                                                          9. Hammer
                                                                                                                          10. Who Are You
                                                                                                                          11. Private Life
                                                                                                                          12. Free

                                                                                                                          Jozef Van Wissem

                                                                                                                          Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back

                                                                                                                            After the release of 2016's 'When Shall This Bright Day Begin', Jozef Van Wissem returns to Consouling Sounds for the follow-up album 'Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back'. The album is inspired by a Vanitas painting by the Belgian artist Cindy Wright, which is also the cover of the album. This inspiration is beautifully reflected in the music of the album: Jozef Van Wissem's lute arrangements sound fragile, his sparse vocals delicate, as if the vanity, the temporality and senselessness of everything has been rendered audible. 

                                                                                                                            Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker

                                                                                                                            Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour

                                                                                                                              Now available on vinyl for the first time, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker’s ‘Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour’ album from 2014.

                                                                                                                              A year in the making, ‘Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour’ builds on the blend of traditional and contemporary songwriting first explored in 2013’s ‘Fire And Fortune’.

                                                                                                                              Drawing on sumptuous chamber folk textures and rich instrumentation, this new record has a timeless yet current sound, examining and reflecting upon the theme of time past, present and future.

                                                                                                                              Caroline Says

                                                                                                                              50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong

                                                                                                                              The album title seems to refer to the contrast between what our elders tell us and the perspectives we form out of our own experiences. There's a vacillation between idealism and realism, and it expresses itself musically in the hairpin turns from gentle folk into brazen experimental flourishes, like on “Funeral Potatoes.” The track opens with lilting, somber, Satie-esque piano, but at the halfway point, typical choices of song structure and transition are discarded in favor of a screeching, static-washed loop of violin and feedback that transcends the formality of songcraft, becoming something altogether more daring and collage-like.

                                                                                                                              The more band-driven songs on 50 Million recall an early-1990’s style of production in the way chorus-twinged electric guitars and tight, papery drumbeats point our mind’s eye to the West Coast sunset, like on the mid-album standout “Gravy Days.” Sallee decorates the background of most songs with hushed humming that could stand alone as a minimalist-ambient choral album, and when employed on her songs, elevates the ¬final product to an astral level. Sallee’s gift lies in pitting the familiar against the unexpected with a delicate assuredness, never compromising the one for the other. These kinds of debuts can sometimes feel like an over-promise of what is to come, but in the case of Caroline Says there's clearly plenty more thread to be unraveled. It'll be a pleasure to see where the next bus ride takes us. 

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1 Winter Is Cold
                                                                                                                              2 I Think I'm Alone Now
                                                                                                                              3 Funeral Potatoes
                                                                                                                              4 Streetlights
                                                                                                                              5 My Fiance's Pets
                                                                                                                              6 Gravy Dayz
                                                                                                                              7 Ghost Pokes
                                                                                                                              8 God Knows
                                                                                                                              9 Lost Feeling 

                                                                                                                              After a brief hiatus Flash Forward returns with more classics from the golden years of Italian house music. A timeless masterpiece produced by Ricky Persi and mixed by DJ Fabrice and Paul Martini in 1991, "I Can Feel It" perfectly juxtaposes dreamy ambience with direct beats - a combo that would become synonymous with the style throughout years to come. Further embellished with a killer vocal hook, this is unadulterated deep house pleasure at its best. Out of press for years and highly sought after by DJs and collectors alike, don't miss out on this fully legit, beautifully pressed re-issue. 

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              I Can Feel It Pt 1
                                                                                                                              I Can Feel It Pt 2


                                                                                                                              You've Got A Woman / Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can)

                                                                                                                                Ever since they wrote ‘Light Upon The Lake’ as Chicago froze around them during winter 2014, Whitney have tried to make the kind of songs they’d be jealous of if someone else got there first.

                                                                                                                                ‘You’ve Got A Woman’, released on the B-side of Dutch duo Lion’s 1975 psych-pop 7” ‘But I Do’, is precisely one of those songs. “As soon as I heard it, I wished I’d written the vocal melody; it’s so catchy and powerful,” says singing drummer Julien Ehrlich. Whitney’s version is rich, instantaneous and deep in groove. Much like Whitney’s singles ‘No Woman’ and ‘Golden Days’ from last year’s debut, ‘You’ve Got A Woman’ is brushed with longing, nostalgia and serves to slow down time.

                                                                                                                                Unlike Lion, Whitney made it their A-side. Flip the 12” and you’ll find Dolly Parton’s ‘Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can)’, a short, tearful love song hewn from piano, brass, guitar and Julien’s falsetto.

                                                                                                                                Things have exploded for Whitney in a year and time on the road meant that even Chicago feels different now - relationships have changed, friendships have drifted but they can still retreat into their songs, snapshots of changing seasons that will always be comforting.

                                                                                                                                The first new recordings from Whitney since their breakthrough debut album ‘Light Upon The Lake’.


                                                                                                                                I Can Feel The Night Around Me

                                                                                                                                  The third album from Philadelphia's Nightlands (War On Drugs’ Bassist Dave Hartley), is an exercise in synthetic nostalgia. Each of the nine songs use meticulous choral arrangements and bittersweet pop melodies to evoke a unique type of longing, not for the past, but for a future that once lay ahead but has drifted out of reach. For Dave Hartley, the artistic force behind Nightlands, the answer is found on an inward retreat, away from the cold static of modern life and into the warmth of love and protection. I Can Feel the Night Around Me showcases Hartley's finely tuned ability to layer his voice and conjure some of the most beautiful and elaborate virtual choirs in modern music. If his first two records were vocal layering experiments, his third stands as Hartley's thesis statement: "I was determined to use vocal stacking to enable my songwriting, not shroud or obscure it."

                                                                                                                                  He recorded most of the album alone in a cold warehouse basement, which he affectionately calls The Space -- it's where The War on Drugs formerly rehearsed and stored their equipment. "The dissonance between the sound of the album and the atmosphere in which it was recorded is pretty striking," Hartley says. Indeed the music seems more geographically inspired by the microclimates of the Lost Coast and the moonrises of Big Sur than the post-industrial cityscape of North Philadelphia. Perhaps his periodic westward sojourns and healthy obsessions with mid-career Beach Boys albums and Denis Johnson's Already Dead: A California Gothic were influencing him more than he was aware.

                                                                                                                                  Despite the warm astral vibes of opener “Lost Moon," the song was born in that unheated warehouse basement during a record-setting blizzard. "I wanted to write a song like Jimmy Webb's ‘Wichita Lineman’," he recalls. "But it didn't come out like that at all. I ended up in a lonely and unexpected place, which was a really nice surprise." The massive "Only You Know”, a cover from Dion's Phil Spectorproduced masterpiece Born to Be With You, blends perfectly with the rest of the album's shades of psyched-out doo wop revivalism If there is an outlier on I Can Feel the Night Around Me, it's the exotica-tinged “Fear of Flying,” which Hartley composed with minimalist synth virtuoso Frank LoCrasto before the two had ever even met. Soft tangles of voice wash up on the shore of the song's warbling synth backbone, pushing the album briefly into the sunlight without sacri¬cing its melancholy, late-night vibe. It's the sound of the earth turning, night falling. Soon it will be dark, but there's still light seeping over the horizon. And that's a beautiful thing. 

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. Lost Moon 5:56
                                                                                                                                  2. Depending On You 3:55
                                                                                                                                  3. Easy Does It 4:19
                                                                                                                                  4. Only You Know 4:23
                                                                                                                                  5. Love's In Love 4:09
                                                                                                                                  6. Fingers In My Ears 4:57
                                                                                                                                  7. You're Silver 3:54
                                                                                                                                  8. Moonbathin 5:34
                                                                                                                                  9. Human Hearts 4:03

                                                                                                                                  King Ayisoba

                                                                                                                                  1000 Can Die

                                                                                                                                    Ghana's ancient empire and the 21st century global express. The rhythms that created the past alongside the beats forging the present. In King Ayisoba, they all converge. Everything morphing into one. And on his new album, "1000 Can Die", they stand together, history and today, side by side. The tradition hewn from the future.  "King Ayisoba and his band know that traditional instruments are stronger than anything modern," says album producer Zea (the Ex's Arnold de Boer). "Playing them is a gift from God. They'll take what they can use from electronica, from hiplife (the hugely popular Ghanaian style that fuses the local highlife music with hip-hop) but they won't let it beat them, because they know what they have is more powerful. Their music is pulled from the ground." The juxtaposition of the two on "1000 Can Die" shows the irresistible drive of both sides. The thick, squelching bass and beats that push under the older rhythms of "Anka Yen Tu Kwai" are overtaken by the guluku and dundun drums that bring in "Yalma Dage Wanga," its rapid-fire melody dictated by Ayisoba's voice and two-string kologo lute. Ayisoba toured Europe together with Zea, opening up solo, providing guitar, vocals and live electronics on stage, and Francis Ayagama joined King Ayisoba's band on djembe and bemne drums. Piece by piece, the experiments grew into the juggernaut of "1000 Can Die". Guests brought new facets to some of the tracks. The trailblazing Nigerian saxophonist Orlando Julius adds a raw, reedy quality to "Dapagara," while on "Wine Lange," the only song not to feature kologo, Sakuto Yongo's one-string gonju fiddle takes the music into a different, ancient dimension. The title cut features Ghanaian rapper/producer M3nsa alongside the shape shifting vision of legendary reggae producer Lee 'Scratch' Perry.

                                                                                                                                    Alone or with beats, ultimately the power that propels 1000 Can Die comes from the band itself, from the sense of history that forms every piece of music. It's there in every musician. They all go home and farm. They're connected to the land, and the songs are part of the harvest they bring from the fields and from their own families.

                                                                                                                                    It's a force that Ayisoba has inherited. He's absolutely compelling, charismatic. Not only in his imposing appearance, but in his kologo style – part rhythm, part melody - and singing. Whether the words are in Frafra, Twi, or his own style of pidgin English, the sense is always there: this is a man who has something important to impart. Every moment is intense and urgent. It leaps over the sounds of the album's opener, "Africa Needs Africa," and remains, gentle and soothing, on the acoustic last track, "Ndeema."

                                                                                                                                    Dead Can Dance


                                                                                                                                      Spiritchaser, Dead Can Dance’s seventh album, came out in 1996 and is the final studio album the band released with 4AD (it was to be another 16 years until they reconvened to make their eighth, Anastasis). Again recording at Brendan’s Quivvy Church in Ireland and as hinted at by the album’s title, the band had moved their focus away from the traditional medieval and Eastern sound of their middle albums to work with African and Caribbean tribal rhythms. With percussion at the fore, Spiritchaser is mainly just Brendan and Lisa, whose strong singing – like most their career’s work - remains the album’s centrepiece.

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                                                                                                                                        With the industrial textures of their eponymous debut behind them, the fifth album from Dead Can Dance (Aion, released in 1990) is perhaps the most focused and concise of their albums. Predominately recorded at their own studio in Southern Ireland and featuring guest vocals from soprano David Navarro Sust to add to Brendan and Lisa’s opposing yet complimentary styles, the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance are a core influence; an atmosphere amplified by the album’s cover, a section from the Earth phase of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch's triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights.

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                                                                                                                                        The Serpent's Egg

                                                                                                                                          Dead Can Dance’s fourth album, The Serpent’s Egg (1988), came during a prolific period for the band, being released just four years after their debut. It was also the first they made at their own studio which, according to Brendan Perry, allowed them to continue to grow in “their own self-proclaimed direction”. A minimal yet rather grandiose record which includes fan favourites ‘The Host Of Seraphim’ and ‘Ullyses’, The Serpent’s Egg is a triumph and perhaps the finest example of where Brendan and Lisa’s diametrically different influences are overcome to form a new, almost synaesthetic whole.

                                                                                                                                          Helena Celle

                                                                                                                                          If I Can't Handle Me At My Best, Then You Don't Deserve You At Your Worst

                                                                                                                                            HELENA CELLE is the synth work and multi-dimensional audio practise of Glasgow-based musician Kay Logan. A 21st century polymath, Logan’s interests lie in the power relationships inherent in technology, how to harness aleatoric practise in a discipline that is often rigid and in exploring the interface between computer science (Logan is also a computer programmer) and sound. Originally recorded in 2014, "If I Can't Handle.." is the first step on the wander, a deliriously sun-burnt foray into abstract techno and a very personal take on an electronic music language that remains obscure to outsiders but here rendered a unique form of emotional communication.

                                                                                                                                            While Logan’s interests are powered by academic exploration, what’s most striking about Helena Celle’s approach to electronic music is how effortlessly she deconstructs it, makes it personal: the results are emotive without being explicit, raw and engaging, a true outsider music. The taking apart of norms can be heard on the squelched solo on "I'm Done With 666", governed by the love of noise, the wave is eviscerated, smothering the track in a glorious disregard for convention. The crashing, ultra-compressed chords that flatten opener "Streaming Music for Biometrics" re-wire the listener to appreciate chance, to break the loop. Recorded exclusively using a faltering MC303, live in a room straight to consumer dictaphones, the breadth of texture and depth of ideas on these tracks is truly astonishing. "Miming Swinging Baseball Bat" manages to submerge a bass-line straight into the tape heads, grounding a celestial synth arpeggio that flutters overhead.

                                                                                                                                            Informed by limit yet sounding limitless, If I Can't Handle Me... evokes a personal space, a rewired take on electronic music, convention seen through the prism of anti-tradition, a wonderfully careless disregard for electronic music dogma before Logan's next phase as Helena Celle. After several releases under various other pseudonyms (Rick Ross, Larks) Helena Celle sees Logan focusing her ideas into a coherent whole, questioning the hegemony of neo-liberal ideas and their intersection with capital, culture and social practises, how these ideas inform the music we make, the choices we buy. Indeed, while Logan's current practise is moving further into the field of an open-source musical programming language, developing a truly democratic music practise set adrift from capital, here Logan's intent is to make sense of the nonsense we take for granted.

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                                                                                                                                            Within The Realm Of The Dying Sun

                                                                                                                                              ‘Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun’: With Dead Can Dance now firmly centred round the core of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, they released their third album ‘Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun’ in the Summer of 1987, showing both a continued maturity in their sound and rise in their popularity. Recorded during an intense period of musical and personal growth for the band, the album’s eight songs are split equally between the duo with the first half being sung by Brendan and the second Lisa. At the time, Q Magazine described the album as combining “superb voice, ethereal church choirs, sweeping strings and a brochure of ethnic music: Middle Eastern, Indian, Moorish, anywhere but London’s East End where the couple resided.” The album’s cover only adds to the album’s aura of mystery with a haunting photograph of the family grave at the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris of famed French biologist François-Vincent Raspail.

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