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The Yearning

Take Me All Over The World

    The untiring Joe Moore in his endless search for beauty in music, is back with a new mini-album from THE YEARNING, and addressing his usual inclinations: the chanson, chamber pop, bossa, and above all, the perfect song. And once again, he is handling all the production work, the recording, and the songwriting, and is playing almost all the instruments.


    10" LP Info: 10" is numbered limited edition of 750 copies. Includes download.

    La Bien Querida


      Many of the songs show a melancholy and something of the crooner spirit of Scott Walker, Dusty Springfield, or Lana Del Ray; elegance and emotions running high. But there's also pure pop here and shades of Depeche Mode influenced electronic pop.


      2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

      Fitness Forever


        Carlos Valderrama and company's third album is chock full of syncopated rhythms, instrumental exuberance and unforgettable melodies mined from the Italian-disco tradition & wrapped in a dose of the current and contemporary.

        Fitness Forever

        Canadian Ranger

          The second single from Fitness Forever's third and highly anticipated album, and is a super numbered-limited-edition, 250-copy 7".

          "Canadian Ranger" is a universal song. This would definitely be included on an ABBA greatest hits album, on a list of the best Diana Ross songs, in the Bee Gees' pantheon, and in all of Guille Milkyway's majestic nocturnal DJ sessions. Nicoletta Battelli's voice here is inspiring like never before. The Italian-disco touch with the synthesizers gives it a captivating personality, like a dream. An instant classic.


          Ltd 7" Info: Numbered limited edition of 250. Includes download.

          Modern Cosmology (Laetitia Sadier & Mombojo)

          Summer Long

            The new project from Laetitia Sadier with the Brazilian group MOMBOJÓ

            Limited edition of 1000 copies on clear vinyl. Includes download.

            New collaboration of bossa-nova, pop, and psychedelia between Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab and Brazilian band Mombojo.


            10" LP includes MP3 Download Code.

            The Perfect Kiss


              The Perfect Kiss is a new project led by the multifaceted Joe Moore (The Yearning, Lia Pamina) but this time with a radically different register. "Disconnect" is a mini-LP of electro-pop, recorded with only a keyboard from 1985 - the Yamaha PortaSound PSS-450. You may be reminded of Stephen Merrit, for his versatility, his openness and prolificacy but also of Au Revoir Simone, Lali Puna, and even The Human League.


              10" LP Info: 10" mini-LP on green vinyl. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies. Includes download.

              Compilation of The Yearning's first two sold-out mini-LPs, "Jukebox Romance" and "Still In Love", plus singles and three unreleased tracks: - "Dawn", "Love Is Like A Rollercoaster" and "Dusk".

              Taking their influences from late 50s/early 60s girl-groups and Phil Spector, Joe Moore's productions are becoming more and more well-known all over the world. Their signature effusive, romantic, and elegant sixties-style pop is already a trademark.

              For fans of Dionne Warwick, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, Dusty Springfield, Francoise Hardy and Jane Birkin.

              Second album from Joe Moore's project, The Yearning. Made and managed in his own studio, this is a personal universe that is exciting, independent, separate from any other kind of precepts in the music industry; his very own. The delicious arrangements, that romantic halo, and Maddie Dobie's fascinating voice are still heard on almost the entire album. But while the last album 'Dreamboats & Lemonade' looked to sixties pop from the most cheerful girl-group perspective, 'Evening Souvenirs' is a slow, deliberate, nocturnal album, with echoes of lounge music and "chanson", of bossa and chamber pop, with touches of Sarah and l Records melancholy, and Burt Bacharach soundtracks.

              Playing with a considerable number of instruments, and the participation of the Cotsworld Voices choir on many of the songs, we find ourselves with one of those albums that needs to be listened to in semi-darkness, where the notes are bursting to the surface, giving you goose bumps hair by hair.

              For fans of Dionne Warwick, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, Dusty Springfield, Francoise Hardy and Jane Birkin. Vinyl is Limited edition of 500 copies on grey vinyl, with MP3 download.

              Trembling Blue Stars

              Fast Trains And Telegraph Wires

                "Fast Trains and Telegraph Wires" was Bobby Wratten's last album under the Trembling Blue Stars name, and includes guest vocals from Cath Carroll. Thid reissue sd part of Elefant's 25th anniversary collection and includes a 7" of "Cicely Tonight Volume 1", the additional EP that came with the original CD release, and showcases Bobby's more experimental, ambient, Eno-influenced work.

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                2xLtd LP Info: Limited to 500 copies on orange vinyl in deluxe die-cut sleeve. Double vinyl & 7" with download code.

                The School are back with their third album, and it's beautifully fresh, mature and (despite the sad title) brilliantly optimistic. Along with their traditional eight-musician line-up, led by Liz's omnipresent voice, there are three extra musicians this time, helping to create an album with lush instrumentation, and stunning completeness. Opener "Every Day" is a trademark song in every way. Sixties-inspired folk-pop with precious arrangements, delicious choruses, and delicate but brilliant melodies. Elsewhere there are bursts of ye-ye, walls of melody and fascinating brass arrangements. There are echoes of The Supremes and Wilson Pickett but also French pop such as France Gall, and Francois Hardy, plus a dash of Ennio Morricone.

                It's almost 6 years since Helen Love's their last album & "Day-Glo Dreams" makes their unmistakable style more and more their own, mixing punk attitude (Joey Ramone will always be in their hearts), bubblegum melodies, and disco-dance rhythms.

                The album opens the accelerated techno-pop of "We Are All The Lo-Fi Kids"; the girls themselves admit that "Together In Electric Dreams" was a huge influence for this album and they show it openly on the album's title track. "Shy Girl" (could have been a hit from Bananarama), while "My Imagination" is in the spirit of The Buggles, Silicon Teens, and Yazoo. Other tracks nod towards The Human League, Dolly Mixture and The Go-Go's. The album radiates excitement and a have-fun, feel-good mood. It's impossible to resist its electricity, its marvelous melodies, its punk attitude, and unforgettable choruses. We Love You!!!

                "Let's Get Out Of This Country" is a master class in intelligent, melodic 'retro-modern pop'. Producer Jari Happalainen (The Concretes, Ed Harcourt) has shaped a cohesive collection of classic songs which are, at turns upbeat ("If Looks Could Kill"), downbeat ("Country Mile"), hooky ("I Need All The Friends I Can Get") and epic ("Razzle Dazzle Rose").

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                2xLtd CD Info: For a limited period, this CD comes packaged with the "Lloyd I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken" single.

                Speedmarket Avenue

                Way Better Now

                This single gives advance warning of a stunning new album from Sweden's Speedmarket Avenue (a pop music collective led by a little guy who looks like a cross between Charles Manson and Marc Bolan) "Way better Now" shows a more electric facet of the band, reminiscent of the best of The Essex Green. For fans of Ladybug Transistor, Slowdive, The Cure and Trembling Blue Stars.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Ltd 7" Info: Limited edition white vinyl.

                Camera Obscura

                Tears For Affairs

                "Tears For Affairs" is the fourth single to be released from Camera Obscura's acclaimed album "Let's Get Out Of This Country". Singer Tracaynne Campbell explains: 'When it was written I fantasised about it getting on to some kind of David Lynch soundtrack because it's a bit sleazy...'.

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                CDS Info: The CD single includes "The Last Song" and the alternative video to "Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken".

                Camera Obscura

                Under Achievers Please Try Harder

                Camera Obscura are a seven piece from Glasgow, who started releasing records in the late 90s on the Andmoresound label. Afer a year of touring and recording, they've now released the follow-up to their Geoff Allen (Arab Strap, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian) produced debut album, and the single "Eighties Fan" which was produced by Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian. On "Underachievers, Please Try Harder" they've broadened their sound by bringing in new organs and a Fender Rhodes piano, and trying out 12-string acoustic, banjo and autoharp on some tracks, even utilising a Stylophone.

                Les Freres Checkolade


                From Hamburg comes this German-French threesome ready to conquer all European danceflooors thanks to tracks such as "Superdisco"! Bis fans take note!

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                7" Info: Limited edtiion pink vinyl 7".


                Land And Freedom

                One track from their "Musicality" album, plus three exclusive songs. Acoustic and hyper-imaginative, full of quirky arrangements and structures.

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