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Rumspringa

    "Last fall we received a demo from our friends in Danish experimental pop group, Efterklang. It was presented humbly as an album that a touring member of their band had been working on for the past few years. The three songs they sent were the beginnings of Rumspringa, the 11-song orchestral pop marvel from American singer-songwriter Daniel James aka Canon Blue. Though technically residing in Nashville, TN, Daniel James has spent the majority of the past three years touring the world with Efterklang while simultaneously writing and recording Rumspringa in their Copenhagen studio. He then headed to Iceland to record orchestral arrangements with renowned string quartet Amiina (most famously recognized as Sigur Rós’ string section).

    The result is a breathtakingly gorgeous mix of orchestral pop and neoclassical minimalism that blends the soulful intimacy of Jeff Buckley and the playful whimsy of Sufjan Stevens with the stately meditation of Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Canon Blue’s auspicious beginnings are rooted in the 2007 debut album, Colonies, a bedroom electronic folk collaboration with Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor. Rumspringa ironically finds Daniel James coming into his own by employing nearly 20 musicians to translate his expansive vision. The reserved, introverted abstraction of Colonies has given way to the eclectic glee of Rumspringa, and in the process has magnified the emotional heft and overall replay value significantly."

    riyl: Sufjan Stevens, Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver, Broken Social Scene, Radiohead.


    UK residents Lee Dearn & Chris James Crowther comprise the deep house duo better known as Purple Velvet. In addition to running their own label, Secret Reels, the boys have also had releases on labels such as Local Talk, Dirt Crew, & Large Music. Their brand of spaciously deep, soulful deep house is a perfect fit for us here at Kolour LTD so the combination of forces was inevitable. For extra measure - we've assigned remix duties to our dear friend thatmanmonkz. Fresh off his smashing LP for Delusions of Grandeur, our boy Scott delivers the goods in prime fashion once again to help us round out our 25th release on Kolour LTD.

    Suicide

    Suicide - Art Of The Album Edition

      By the Summer of 1969 the US hippie dream lay in tatters but the cultural influence exerted by New York City would echo loudly through the decades that followed and no louder than it did with the incendiary electronic NYC duo, Suicide, who came to notoriety nearly a decade later. If dismissive at first, the music press have gone through something of a dramatic U-turn in more recent years with many mainstream publications now regarding Suicide’s 1977 debut as a stone cold classic.

      It sits at #39 in Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums Of The 1970s; it placed at #441 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time; and reached #236 in NME’s The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.

      Four decades later, we are only just now counting the positive cost of their influence across genres such as techno, noise, electro clash, goth, synth pop, psych and industrial. However, a sense of their vital impact can be discerned from the number of cover versions of Suicide tracks there are delivered by the likes of Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Peaches and R.E.M. Elsewhere they have had been praised widely by Nick Cave, Jim Thirlwell and M.I.A. and count Jason Pierce (Spacemen 3/ Spiritualized), Lydia Lunch, Nik Void of Factory Floor and Savages as fans. This Art Of The Album edition of Suicide sees the record remastered and presented in its original form and packaging, with in-depth liner notes covering the context, craft, impact and legacy of the album.

      Drenge

      Strange Creatures

        The follow up to their critically acclaimed albums Drenge (2013) and Undertow (2015), as well as this year’s Autonomy EP, Strange Creatures includes singles ‘This Dance’ and ‘Autonomy’, and according to the band is “the most considered record we have ever made”. 

        Speaking about Strange Creatures, Drenge said “It’s a nocturnal record. A psychological horror movie on wax. Warped hallucinations from mundane observations as you move through it. Is that a school or a skyscraper on fire in the distance? Or maybe it’s just the ski village? You drive nearer, past roadside diners jammed with dancing teenagers, through Uncanny Valley, past the most unhygienic nightclub in the world. The stereo sounds like it’s going to fall apart at any moment. The car judders to a halt and all you can hear is the sound of the sea.”


        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Coloured LP Info: Limited edition orange vinyl with art print.

        These New Puritans

        Into The Fire (Ltd Edition Flame Coloured 7”)

          LIMITED TO 250 COPIES FOR RETAIL.

          These New Puritans, the great heretics of British music, return with Into The Fire, their first new studio recording since 2013’s critically acclaimed album Field of Reeds. Into The Fire, featuring Current 93’s David Tibet, is available via Infectious Music from all digital retailers and a 7-inch coloured vinyl is now available for pre-order, backed with a remix by These New Puritans as Mick The Asbestos. The Into The Fire artwork is a collaboration between George Barnett and the award winning photographer and director Harley Weir.

          Karen O & Danger Mouse

          Lux Prima - RSD Indies Exclusive

            Icons Karen O and Danger Mouse unveil their debut recording as a duo, “Lux Prima,”. The song is the first to be released from a forthcoming joint album.

            “Lux Prima is the first song we wrote for the record,” says O. “After making music for the past twenty years and embarking on making this record with Danger Mouse I knew a couple things: one was that the spirit of collaboration between us was going to be a pure one, and two was that the more I live the less is clear to me. When you create from a blurry place you can go places further than you’ve ever been. I think we both were excited to go far out.”

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Ltd 12" Info: Limited Edition 12” Vinyl with Etched B Side.

            Seasick Steve

            Can U Cook?

              Seasick Steve, fresh from a fantastic performance at London’s Hyde Park (6th July), is announcing the release of his new album, ‘Can U Cook?’, on the 28th September 2018 via BMG Rights Management.

              ‘Can U Cook?’ has Steve mixing up all of his much-loved ingredients to deliver a fresh new record that’s full of sunshine, as well as being a good ol' Seasick mix of boogie, blues, rock, americana and folk-music.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Coloured LP Info: Limited Edition RSD stores exclusive clear LP.

              Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

              Kolour LTD celebrate 15 wonderful years by announcing the end of the label - booo! No way guys! :(

              For one last hurrah, they've brought in Australian house meisters The Posse to supply a final installment of sun-blushed house beauty. Previously gracing Piccadilly favourites Ken Oath with one of the twelve inches of 2017 (!!!) the four tracks on offer here are equally sublime, burning off into an infinite sunset as the waves lap at your naked feet and the cocktail bar busys into activity behind you. There's Juliet Mendoza, who supplies some seductive vocals for the wavy neo-house sway of "Just Go With It" - one of the EP crowning glories. Honestly - you need this record in your lives! 


              STAFF COMMENTS

              Matt says: We heart The Posse! Fabulousness as ever from this Ozzy crew, second flawless joint by them.

              Morrissey

              Low In High School (Deluxe)

                Deluxe is double vinyl – one-disc clear vinyl and the second disc Magenta. The first vinyl is exactly the same as the USA stock (same label and inner sleeve) and the second is the new product which is what you see on the product image below. This package does also include a 12 x 12 print.

                Morrissey

                Back On The Chain Gang

                  Cover of the Pretenders Classic hit “Back On The Chain Gang”.
                  Backed with a Live Version of “I Didn’t Know What To Do”.

                  Christian 'Kon' Taylor's KonTemporary imprint goes from strength to strength! This, the third release sees the Boston crate diggin' selector, producer and remixer extraordinaire reworking the mighty sounds of L.T.D.'s roof-raising "Love To The World".

                  L.T.D., an acronym of Love, Togetherness and Devotion were a highly respected and entirely dope 70's soul and jazz-funk outfit fronted by the powerful Gospel-tinged vocals of one Jeffrey Osborne, whose powerful tenor voice gave their music some serious weight! Heavily revered among music lovers and often sampled throughout hip-hop and dance music (check out 'Cuttin it up', Love ballad', 'Holdin on' & 'Back in love' for proof!), one of the group's biggest and most well-known cuts was "Love To The World", a track that got love from the hardcore dancers, B-boys and old-school heads alike. As usual, Kon has taken this classic into a new realm with his own unique arrangement and use of ad-libs and unheard instrumentation, all taken from the master tapes and lovingly reworked. It's a difficult task to breathe new life into the classics, but Kon always comes up trumps with his fresh ideas and expert ear. Now you can catch these super heavyweight 12" versions, including an epic 9 minute plus instrumental mix, or funk loving 7" flip, all expertly tweaked by Kon and mixed by Scott 'Supe' Stallone at Found Sound, Philadelphia.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Sil says: Kon does it again. His edits have become classics in the scene and for a reason. The man has its own ways of bringing a second life to both classics and obscure beauties. Solid gold on this funky, jazzy number including a glorious instrumental (my fave!). And for you, 7 inch lovers, there is a version of it too!

                  The Prodigy's seventh studio album, "No Tourists" is released on their Take Me To The Hospital label.

                  In a career approaching 30 unpredictable, uncompromising years, The Prodigy have become that rare artist whose influence can be felt across all walks of life. Continually defining (and re-defining) electronic music, the band have clocked up a staggering 6 number 1 albums, played to many millions around the world, and remain as relevant and respected as ever.

                  Though much has changed in the musical and social landscape, what remains a constant is The Prodigy's resolute focus on following their own path, their own way. This, perhaps, is the true meaning of "No Tourists", and in 2018 the anger, urgency, and irrepressible spirit of The Prodigy has no doubt never been more needed. 

                  Big brash rock guitars still pepper hefty, club rocking breakbeats while some of those iconic synths and keyboards from "Music For The Jilted Generation" make a much welcome return to the rave. 

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Coloured LP Info: Limited clear purple vinyl edition.

                  Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

                  The Proposition - Vinyl Reissue

                  A powerful western drama set in the savage Eden of 1880s Australia; "The Proposition" is an elemental story of family conflict and primal violence, destructive love and divided loyalties. Featuring an international superstar cast including Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson and Danny Huston, it is directed by John Hillcoat from a specially commissioned script by the globally acclaimed singer-songwriter Nick Cave. 'Because of Nick's narrative songwriting, the characters are so vivid,' says Hillcoat. 'I knew something really good would come out of it.' Cave has also composed the film's soundtrack in conjunction with Warren Ellis, his longtime Bad Seeds collaborator and multi-instrumentalist frontman of The Dirty Three. Incorporating soft chamber pieces, ghostly moodscapes and whispered laments, these 16 tracks are as starkly beautiful as the landscape of the film. Story and music are closely intertwined.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Coloured LP Info: Gold vinyl (limited to 750 units in the UK).

                  The Kinks

                  The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society

                    2018 Stereo Remaster of original album, from original tape high definition transfers. 180 gram heavyweight vinyl. Original gatefold artwork replicated. Insert with notes and band photos.

                    Grinderman

                    Grinderman - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

                      Grinderman was formed as the side project of Nick Cave and members of The Bad Seeds (Warren, Ellis, Martyn P. Casey and Jim Sclavunos). This, their seminal, self-titled debut album was originally released on CD and LP in 2007 and revisited the rudimentary, powerful sound of Cave’s former band, The Birthday Party, with the lyrical and musical content differing from his work with The Bad Seeds as he explored alternative ways of working. The songs were written on guitar (an instrument Cave rarely plays), giving them an urgency and raw feel that drew acclaim from critics and fans alike. The album (which hasn’t been available on vinyl since its original 2007 release) is re-issued here with a limited run of green vinyl in a gatefold sleeve and includes the singles ‘No Pussy Blues’ and ‘Get It On’.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Coloured LP Info: Green vinyl (limited to 750 in the UK).

                      Epic45

                      Through Broken Summer

                        Staffordshire’s purveyors of pastoral pop, epic 45, return after a seven-year hiatus with a new album, their first release since 2011’s critically acclaimed album ‘Weathering’, which explored the lingering death of rural communities. Much of what has always driven epic45 still remains; the British landscape, hazy childhood memories and a sense of loss. However, as tensions across Britain have increased, epic45 have been forced to re-examine their relationship with the country in which they live. “The album is about, in part, returning to the place where we grew up from birth to our early twenties.

                        From a personal perspective, it’s sad to see the place changing; new houses, the disappearance of old landmarks etc and the sadness of our childhood homes, strangely quiet now. But on a wider scale, it’s the palpable sense of cultural and political stagnation too. It’s a very insular place now, the community more fragmented than ever before”. Atmospheric soundscapes combined with subtle electronics permeate throughout ‘Through Broken Summer’. ‘Outside’ and ‘From Quiet Houses’ are written with a sense of grandeur and astral beauty but darker moments are witnessed on tracks like ‘Other Rooms’, a glitchy, static affair. There is a calming and addictively measured beauty to ‘Through Broken Summer. ‘Hillside ‘86’, which includes a guest appearance by Antony Harding of July Skies, shimmers against a backdrop of broken beats and heavenly sonics.

                        If you’re looking for musical references, you might be able to hear the ghosts of Sarah Records, Disco Inferno, Slowdive and New Order in epic45’s ever evolving sound. It comes as no surprise to find that epic45's Ben Holton and Rob Glover grew up in a small rural village in the English Midlands. Since their debut 7" single in 1999 (which received immediate support from John Peel on Radio 1) they have released a series of widely celebrated EPs and albums, inspired by their surroundings; blissful childhood summers and the ever-changing landscape of the English countryside. 

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                        Victor Simonelli opens up the vaults once more to unlock Groove Committee's "Dirty Games", the follow up to the seminal "I Want You To Know".

                        Taking the blueprint from his timeless house classic, Simonelli reworked the bassline for this '92 follow up whilst holding onto that sublimely simple yet powerful chord progression, one that never fails to put a smile on the face. Add in a helping of swung hats and crunched up shakers and this is a classic by anyone's standards. The vocals - a charged up, evocative warning to a mistreating lover - fit the NYC garage house rhythm so perfectly and deliver a raw emotion to the track.

                        Next up the "Dubb Mix" kicks off with the accapella vocals laid bare in all their glory, before that piano progression lays the path for the full force of "Dirty Games" to make its impact. There's more space between the vocals in this dub mix, allowing Simonelli's production prowess room to breathe. A surefire spine tingler from start to finish.

                        On the B side, Simonelli offers up his 1993 re-edit, extending, elongating and beefing up certain elements to captivate audiences all over again. Closing out the e.p. is Groove Committee's '93 track "I Wana Hold You" produced in collaboration with Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby' - it follows that same garage house shuffling rhythm, with soul-laden organs and Paula Brion's killer vocals.

                        Another much welcomed reissue of some of Victor Simonelli's most sought after tracks, remastered by the man himself for a new generation of listeners.


                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: Everyday's a school day here at Picc HQ. This track lifts the piano line from Soft House Co.'s exquisite 1990 hit "What You Need", conjuring up instead, a fiery garage house slammer. House music history lesson over for today folks!

                        Young Paint (aka Jade Soulform aka Francis aka Generation 4 aka AZD) is a Learning Program that has been progressively emulating the Greyscale to Silvertone process Darren J. Cunningham started during the recording of the Hazyville LP on Werkdiscs in 2008.

                        A decade later much of the Actress material, both composed, recorded and performed live has incorporated partially independent YPAi. Throughout the course of 2018 and into 2019 both Actress and Young Paint will record, conduct and perform collaboratively. Their Live AV show at the venue Art Peckham, London on Saturday 13th October will be a debut performance of the Young Paint material. The Mini album Young Paint will be released on limited Vinyl end of September 2018.

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: Fuck me is it 2018 or what?! No more musicians, no more DJs or producers even. Just AI-scripts running in-built modular programs as the Black Mirror of the music world rears its ugly head. And yes, you've guessed it - it sounds mint!

                        Drenge

                        Autonomy EP

                          Drenge are Eoin Loveless and Rory Loveless, from Castleton, Derbyshire. They have released two critically acclaimed albums, Drenge (2013) and Undertow (2015), headlined shows worldwide and toured with the likes of Wolf Alice, the Maccabees and Arctic Monkeys.

                          “We are very proud to unveil our first foray into the Extended Player format,” say the band. “Recorded at McCall Sound on Sheffield’s own Sunset Strip with Ross Orton. Autonomy showcases some of our recent work, by way of verses, choruses, middle eights and all that other stuff you learn at BRIT school. There’ll be a limited run of Robot-Coloured ® vinyl which will be about the size and shape of a supermarket pizza. On the cover you can see our temporary mascot, DR3-NG3, a scientific research robot nearing the end of his functional capabilities and pursuing a quest for validation. Made in Sheffield.”

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          Coloured LP Info: Limited edition Robot-Coloured vinyl.

                          Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                          Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen)

                            For one night only in April of this year, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds shared a show from their celebrated 2017 world tour on cinema screens worldwide.

                            Filmed at Copenhagen's Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captured an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

                            Performing new album Skeleton Tree's beautiful compositions alongside songs from their essential catalogue.

                            This summer, James are back with new songs forged in these strangest of days.

                            The new recording sessions were overseen by Mercury Prize-winning producer Charlie Andrew and rising star Beni Giles.

                            ‘Hank’, which opens the new record, is further evidence that James have no inclination to shy away from politics. Booth is an Englishman in America, and that particular perspective on Donald Trump’s American carnage couldn’t help but have an impact on the writing of the record.

                            As well as biting social commentary, ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ also sees Booth speak frankly about deeply personal issues. On ‘Coming Home (Pt. 2)’, he writes - not for the first time - about the pain of being a father on tour away from a young child.

                            That song features an appearance from long-time James collaborator Brian Eno.

                            The new album also features ‘Better Than That’, in which Booth urges the universe to do its worst, like a man squaring up to life itself.

                            “You can do better than that,” he sings. “Hit me again and show me where I’m cracked.”

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Barry says: As soon as I heard 'Coming Home Pt. 2', my mind was instantly transported back to James' heyday with Booth's singular vocal character soaring over the top of classic chord progressions and beautifully evocative production, That's not to mention the beautiful cover! Superb stuff.

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            2xColoured LP Info: RSD Stores Exclusive grey gatefold package with majenta coloured vinyl - includes download cardcard.

                            Deluxe CD Info: Deluxe CD – hard back book edition with 3 extra tracks.

                            Dazion

                            Dragon Wave/Vx Ltd

                            Skipping the completely cryptic sales notes which accompany all Safe Trip 12"s, I'll give you a little audio exposition on this strange groover from Den Hague's Dazion. The A-side slides into tribal territories thanks to tumbling percussion and bubbling electronics, twisted into a hypnotic offering which generally rejects classification. On the flip we have "VX Ltd", a more poignant and melancholic outing, utilising spacey electronic melodies, gently bobbing chords, heart-aching guitar flourishes and a tough but broken rhythm track. 


                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Patrick says: Dazion follows up his hawt hit on Second Circle with a 5D dance floor bomb on Safe Trip. On the A-side techno-tribal percussion dances around a ritualistic riff, while the B-side brings spaced out electro with a hint of melancholy. Music for the 4-HO-5-MEO crew...

                            Morrissey

                            All The Young People Must Fall In Love (Bob Clearmountain Mix) / Rose Garden (Live At The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville)

                              All the Young People Must Fall in Love (Bob Clearmountain Mix) / Rose Garden (Live at The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville) is the fourth 7" release from Morrissey's album 'Low In High School'. Low in High School is Morrissey’s first studio album since 2014 and was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few). Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever on Low in High-School, capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Andy says: A jaunty, handclapping sing-a-long vibe belies this song's deeper message of love inspite of the chaos all around us.


                              Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Adam Gibbons (aka Lack of Afro) is back in some style with 'Back To The Day', a beautifully produced summer sizzler crammed full of infectious hooks, top musicianship and most importantly, vibe by the bucketload! Taking a nod from classic material by artists such as The Jackson 5, Earth Wind & Fire (and more recently Vulfpeck), 'Back To The Day' is Lack of Afro doing what he does best and then some – blending the old and new with big drums and heavy percussion to come up with a crossover classic that's entirely his own, whilst all the while developing his abilities as a songwriter.

                              Providing a dynamite vocal once again is regular collaborator Elliott Cole. Not just the voice of the track, he also plays guitars and bass, whilst ably backed up by some stellar musicians including George Cooper (Haggis Horns) on keys, Rory Simmons (Blur, Jamie Cullum) on trumpet, string and horn arrangements and Harry Harding (Yola Carter) holding down the backbeat on drums.

                              Keeping the dancefloor packed and turning the party vibes right up to 11, 'Take It Up A Notch' (featuring the brilliant Wax & Herbal T and taken from the critically acclaimed 'Back In Business EP') completes what is arguably one of the strongest single packages of the year!

                              Lack of Afro continues to go from strength to strength. 2016's 'Hello Baby' (released on his own label LOA Records) picked up a BBC 6 Music 'Album Of The Year' nomination & appeared in the Top 10 of the iTunes R&B / Soul chart in 21 countries worldwide. More recently, Adam's music continues to be used across all aspects of film & TV by networks such as ABC, Fox, NBC, Sony Pictures & the BBC whilst he also has released music on Universal & Warner Brothers Records.

                              Both tracks are taken from the new album 'Jack Of All Trades', released on LOA Records in May 2018 and supported by a live band UK tour in May & throughout various festivals throughout the summer.

                              LTD

                              LTD

                                What happens when you put King Khan and Sean Wood from The Spits together? The results are Louder Than Death aka LTD. This 12-inch is the first collaboration between the two titans of garage-punk and the results are as bonkers as you’d hope. Sci-fi inspired punk meets weirdo synth damage that’s as deranged and dumb as you’d hope. Since the recording of this debut release the band have added Aggy and Looch from the Magnetix to the line up and recorded an album (out later this year on In The Red) of blistering, whacked-out punk rock that is guaranteed to blow minds. 

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                Sparks

                                You've Earned The Right To Be A Dick

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

                                  Previously unreleased track outside of Japan (physical Japan only CD) ‘You’ve Earnt The Right To Be A Dick’ is a track taken from the ‘Hippopotamus’ album sessions. The exclusive limited edition Record Store Day product has taken direct inspiration from the award winning album artwork. The 7” disc is in the shape of a hippo’s head, the same on the album art. This incredible cut out makes the 7” instantly collectable amongst Sparks fans and vinyl lovers alike.

                                  Cabbage have finally released their highly anticipated debut album, following on from a trio of EP's, released under the delightfully tactful 'Young, Dumb & Full Of...' (Rum, I assume.) 

                                  We start off with the thrashing garage rock of 'Preach To The Converted' with twanging distorted guitar and the sort of snarling vocals you could imagine being venemously spat from the edge of the stage before launching into the fuzzy off-kilter rock of Arms of Pleonexia, reminiscent of a younger Ty Segall swagging around the stage before a baying croud after one too many bottles of corner-shop white lightning. Things continue at this frenetic pace with 'Molotov Alcopop' providing a bit of nuanced rhythm before the gothic rock of 'Disinfect Us' suggests a more mature suite of influences, from the militant march and languid blues overtones of early White Stripes. 

                                  Further on, we get syncopated guitars over a meandering drum machine on the brilliantly swaying 'Pendurabo' and jangling hazy indie, topped with a curiously (but effectively) distorted vocal affectation over the top. 

                                  Brilliantly varied, but held together with a persistent narrative thread, 'Nihilistic Glamour Shots' lives up to the hype of the earlier 3 EP's, with a willingnes to experiment but a knowing nod to all of their numerous influences. 

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Barry says: Thrashing garage rock, thudding post-punk and jagged riffage all round, Cabbage manage to surpass their excellent musical form with a well-heeled and cleverly written debut.

                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  Coloured LP Info: RSD stores exclusive limited edition red heavyweight vinyl.

                                  LP Info: Black vinyl edition

                                  CD Info: Digi file soft pack inc pull out poster.

                                  Courteeners will mark the 10th anniversary of their debut album with a new, fully re-recorded version of the seminal record and two massive shows in London and Manchester.

                                  Following Liam Fray’s recent sold out acoustic tour of the UK, the band have recorded an unplugged version of St. Jude for release on 6th April 2018 via Ignition Records. St. Jude Re:Wired has been produced by Liam and Joe Cross. 

                                  Originally released in April 2008, St. Jude charted at no 4 in its first week and went on to win the inaugural Guardian First British Album award, beating albums by Duffy, Adele and Glasvegas. The record saw Courteeners present to the world outside a first set of songs that perfectly soundtracked modern life in the UK. Lead track Not Nineteen Forever has amassed over 20 million streams on Spotify alone.


                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Barry says: Unforgettable acoustic versions of one of Manchester's most beloved modern indie staples. The acoustic versions on this reworks LP represent the drive of the originals but with a more nuanced outlook, each instrument and Fray's voice working together uninterrupted and unrivalled. Lovely.

                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  Ltd LP Info: Limited vinyl edition in special gatefold packaging.

                                  Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                  Chevals

                                  Kolour LTD 10's Vol. 9

                                  New one by the man they call Chevals. Previous releases on Homage and Better Listen Records have soared to the top of the sales charts so Kolor Ltd do the do at get him onboard their limited 10" series. "I Can Prove It" fits into the label's aesthetic perfect, wrapping soulful disco hooks around pumpin' haus beats before looping up for maximum pleasure. A few hi-pass filter tweaks here and there and we're rollin'... "Free Love" takes the same formula as another disco obscurity gets put through Cheval's outboard, adding extra bump and tickle and polishing it up for the modern day speaker stacks. No nonsense house music for all the family to enjoy...

                                  Morrissey

                                  My Love, I'd Do Anything For You / Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (Live)

                                    My Love, I'd Do Anything for You / Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (Live) is the third 7" release from Morrissey's album 'Low In High School'. Low in High School is Morrissey’s first studio album since 2014 and was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few). Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever on Low in High-School, capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.

                                    Treeboy & Arc

                                    Not Yet / Merge

                                      Limited 10" from Treeboy and Arc from Leeds. The 3 tracker is full of post punk inspired songs produced by MJ of Hookworms. Standout track Merge is six minutes and 43 seconds of aural electricity and compelling dynamics. Think a mix of The Chameleons, Vex and Sonic Youth.

                                      Simon Jeffes

                                      Piano Music

                                        Originally released posthumously on Zopf Records in 1998, this newly re-mastered and re-packaged edition of Piano Music is re-released in April 2011 to coincide with the re-releases of both Concert Program and Union Cafe on the new Penguin Cafe Label.
                                        'Most of the pieces on this album are previously unreleased material found on Simon's tapes after his death in December 1997. Exceptions are 'Piano Music', which appeared on the Preludes Airs and Yodels compilation, and 'Kora Kora' and 'Silver Star', which were on the Union Cafe album. 'Lullaby' is a new piece completed by Simon but recorded after his death by friends and members of Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
                                        The other fourteen pieces were played and recorded by Simon at various times and places (some unknown). 'Shelter' and 'Cajun Piano' are sketches of pieces Simon planned to record for his next album, which would have also incuded 'Lullaby'. 

                                        Penguin Cafe

                                        A Matter Of Life

                                          Penguin Cafe’s debut album, ‘A Matter of Life’, was released in February 2011 on the Editions Penguin Cafe label.

                                          The Penguin Cafe was Simon Jeffes’ dream-inspired creative universe - a wonderful and strange musical world that fell largely silent when he died aged 49 in 1997. Now, thirteen years after his death, his son Arthur is revisiting the Penguin Cafe – playing his father’s music and adding new pieces of his own.

                                          Arthur Jeffes has assembled a young band, a mix of personalities not unlike those that made up the original Penguin Cafe Orchestra, incorporating the music of the PCO, seasoned into a confident and redefined style, maintaining that quintessentially English sound but adding fresh material and a sense that they are evolving into something new and very much their own. The band is a loose collection of talent, including Neil Codling of Suede and, on percussion, Cass Browne of Gorillaz.

                                          ‘A Matter of Life’ is largely new material, including Harry Piers, which Arthur wrote for his father’s memorial service, and includes a guest appearance on ‘Landau’ by Kathryn Tickell on Northumbrian pipes.

                                          Penguin Cafe Orchestra

                                          Concert Program

                                            Concert Program, originally released in 1995, was the eighth PCO album in 19 years. It is both a live album, recorded in a studio setting, and a compilation, reprising selections from the two decades of Penguin Cafe Orchestra music, from early 'Air a Danser' and 'Music for a Found Harmonium' through 'Cage Dead', from the later released recording, Union Cafe. It includes many of the band’s most iconic tracks, Perpetuum Mobile, Telephone and Rubber Band …

                                            Three part series detailing the sounds and feels of Kolour LTD via a selection of artists. Part 1 features tracks from Franc Spangler, Admin, Henry Wu and Ugly Drums plus newcomer The Hue. The mood is upbeat and funky, with plenty of sample-dug house music thrown together with fully realized compositions. More eyes-down than hands-aloft, it shuns the obvious for the groove, but still revels in house music's exuberance. Pressed on black vinyl & housed in a manilla sleeve its as understated as you'd expect but nonetheless enchanted and dreamy. Top stuff indeed. 

                                            The Waterboys

                                            Out Of All This Blue

                                              The Waterboys will release their brand-new studio double album Out Of All This Blue on September 8 2017; their first for BMG Records, with whom they recently signed.

                                              Produced by Mike Scott and recorded in Dublin and Tokyo , Out Of All This Blue will be available on Double CD and Double Vinyl, plus Deluxe Triple CD (including Bonus Tracks) and Deluxe Triple Vinyl (including Bonus Tracks) and Digital.

                                              Out Of All This Blue is The Waterboys most exploratory recording yet, comprising 23 songs with Mike Scott's trademark sharp lyrics set to pop music with echoes of classic R&B, country, soul and funk and underpinned by modern hiphop production values and rhythms. String & brass sections were arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard of The Spacebomb Collective. Mike Scott says of the record: "Out Of All This Blue is 2/3 love and romance, 1/3 stories and observations. I knew from the beginning I wanted to make a double album, and lucky for me - and I hope the listener - the songs just kept coming, and in pop colours."


                                              Cabbage’s Record Store Day release, a double vinyl compilation of their first 3 EPs entitled 'Young, Dumb & Full Of…’, was one of the days most in-demand releases, with all 1000 copies selling out in hours. 'The Extended Play of Cruelty' is the latest offering from the bro-punk outfit. The band recently signed to Infectious Music (Alt-J, Drenge, Albert Hammond Jr, Leftfield, DMA'S).

                                              Super Furry Animals

                                              Radiator (20th Anniversary Remaster)

                                              SUPER FURRY ANIMALS - RADIATOR: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the acclaimed Welsh indie rockers seminal 2nd album ‘Radiator’. A fusion of power pop, punk rock, techno and progressive rock - creating a shimmering, melodic, irreverent and artsy rock & roll. A heady, impressive kaleidoscope of sounds which, giving Radiator an intoxicating, otherworldly atmosphere. One of the few late-'90s albums that sounds inventive, vibrant, and utterly contemporary.

                                              The 2CD, Download and HD versions comprise the original 1997 album beautifully remastered from the analogue tapes + B-sides, alternate versions and unreleased demos. Extended CD booklet includes booklet notes with new band interviews.

                                              The 2LP is a special gatefold edition of the remastered original album on heavyweight vinyl.

                                              CD and LP feature the original, iconic Pete Fowler ‘Monsterism’ album artwork and the Super Furry Animal’s hit singles: Hermann ♥'s Pauline, The International Language Of Screaming, Play It Cool, Demons.

                                              Produced in association with Super Furry Animals and management. This release follows last year’s critically acclaimed 20th Anniversary re-issue of their remastered debut album ‘Fuzzy Logic’ (2CD/LP/DD) and ‘Zoom! The Best Of SFA’ (2CD/DD). These releases were accompanied by a sold-out UK auditorium tour, on which the band played the ‘Fuzzy Logic’ and ‘Radiator’ albums in full. 


                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              2xDeluxe LP Info: 180 gram heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.

                                              John Smith

                                              Headlong

                                                Produced by Sam Lakeman, mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons, Flo Morrissey, The Maccabees) and featuring Cara Dillon on BVs, Headlong - dedicated to the memory of John Renbourn - is the follow up to Great Lakes, John's widely-applauded and Radio 2-supported release of 2013. A 24-date UK & European tour started on March 29, including a Sold Out London Union Chapel on April 6. He is just returning now from a few dates in Australia.

                                                Whilst John Smith has stood still just long enough to commit this new album to record, there's yet little danger of moss gathering. With a 24 date UK & European tour beginning next month, Smith has also been tapped to play guitar on the forthcoming album from Joan Baez (with an appearance on the forthcoming Martin Simpson album also in the works), alongside his Great Lakes' collaborator, Joe Henry.

                                                In addition in the past John has guested with artists such as Jackson Browne, Martin Carthy, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker, Jerry Douglas, Glen Hansard and Rodney Crowell; and in his occasional role as sideman, he has played guitar for artists such as David Gray, Lisa Hannigan, Lianne La Havas, Joe Henry and Joan Baez. 

                                                The Last Trip To Gandahar

                                                Kolour LTD 10’s Vol. 6

                                                Kolour LTD 10's welcomes UK native The Last Trip To Gandahar to the family. His previous outings with City Fly and more recently a debut EP with DC label Better Listen Records laid down the foundations for this skilled producer to build upon. "So You'd Better Think" instantly sets hairs on end with it's end-of-session bliss, laying emotional piano chords over a driving deep house beat before chopping up a killer disco vocal passage, elevating into heavenly territories. "Loving You" is an uptempo, horn led party banger that should ensure rambunctious, almost mosh like eruption on any packed dancefloor - it's even got an isolator EQ section!

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Patrick says: A-side cut "So You'd Better Think" saunters out the speakers with an ambre solaire shimmer, fixing itself a cocktail and taking in the last seconds of the sunset in time honoured Balearic house fashion. The flip on the other hand, is a properly peaking, soulful, sax heavy disco house groover currently causing our Kickin' Pigeon to flap his wings wildly.

                                                The culmination of twelve monthly 2016 singles from the acclaimed Danish duo. The Raveonettes have completed their RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH which began at the start of 2016 where the band would upload a freshly recorded track on the last Friday of every month throughout the year. The 'anti-album' features a collection of new tracks that aren't bound by the constraints of the format. (2014 album Pe'ahi reached #5 on Billboard's "Heatseekers" and received praise from Mojo, NME, Boston Globe. They've issued seven albums since 2003, via Columbia, Vice, and their own Beat Dies imprint, all charting Top 20 in Denmark.)

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Barry says: As far as following the standard 'Record 12 tracks, master 12 tracks, release 12 tracks' format goes, the Raveonettes have failed miserably. Having recorded and released one of these tracks every month over 2016. As far as creating an exciting and dynamic collection of tracks go however, they have smashed it. Synthy grooves, melodic choruses and intricate breakdowns and the ever-beautiful interwoven vocals of Wagner and Foo.

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                Indies Exclusive LP Info: Limited indies Gatefold LP

                                                Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                One More Time With Feeling

                                                  Visually unique, One More Time With Feeling is a stark, fragile and raw documentary. Shot in 3D, colour and black & white, the film probes the deeply personal circumstances surrounding the making of Skeleton Tree (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 16th studio album) and features interviews and live performances by the band in the studio, along with interjected voice-over commentary by Nick Cave.

                                                  Originally conceived as a one-night-only global screening event to take place in 950 cinemas across 30 countries simultaneously on 8th September 2016, One More Time With Feeling extended its initial run over several days as cinemas sold out around the world. Due to overwhelming demand, this extraordinary film has returned to the big screen for its final run and is playing currently in cinemas worldwide.

                                                  Includes 3 exclusive short films from Andrew Dominik.

                                                  "Film of The Year" - MOJO

                                                  "Extraordinary" - **** Evening Standard

                                                  "A deeply personal film" - ***** Time Out

                                                  "An undeniably moving contemplation of shattering loss…a tremendously moving collage." - **** The Guardian

                                                  It's the turn of Frenchman & Moonrise Hill resident Ethyene on the latest Kolour Ltd vinyl. "Clubs, Dubs, & Rubs" is a five-track affair touching on modern disco, house and disco-house! "Truth About The Unseen" get us underway with classy Salsoul-esque strings, a nice contrast between live disco drums and an electronically enhanced kit, decorated beautifully by a sensual female vocal hook. "Riding In Daddy's Car" is up next, a heavily grooving slice of filtered disco, complete with big brass line that opens up the track after a stonking breakdown. Fans of Shir-Khan are gonna go big for this one. "Time Won't Change" perfectly works some accessible disco / soul licks into a lose house beat, again working the filters during the breakdowns for maximum pleasure. "Strangers Must Be" contains soulful male vocal hooks that sounds like Marvin Gaye (??) as the drums pick up the pace for some mid-tempo hybrid action. Finally, we let ourselves down slowly with "Awake (To The Ways Of The Word)", which takes a sassy soul track and dissects it with aplomb, squeezing it through an LFO filter and beefing it up with extra MPC drums. Ethyene killin' it....

                                                  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                  Skeleton Tree

                                                  Skeleton Tree began its journey in late 2014 at Retreat Studios, Brighton, with further sessions at La Frette Studios, France in autumn 2015. The album was mixed at AIR Studios, London in early 2016.

                                                  The songs from the album are featured in the film One More Time With Feeling, directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly). The film was comissioned by Nick Cave and is to be the only public statement to accompany the albums’ release.

                                                  Given event's in his personal life prior to the release of the album, it's understandable that this album is sombre affair. Although accompanied by a film, it is an album in its own right, rather than a soundtrack. Having said that, the orchestration which forms the backdrop to Nick's rich, half spoken - half sung narratives, has a similar cinematic feel to the haunting, atmospheric film scores that Nick and Bad Seed Warren Ellis excel at.

                                                  It’s probably not going to be your choice of listening prior to a night out on the town, but if it’s darkness you’re after, no one does that better than Nick.

                                                  A beautiful, moving album.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Laura says: Given events in his personal life prior its release, it's understandable that this album is a sombre affair. Although accompanied by a film, it is an album in its own right, rather than a soundtrack. Having said that, the orchestration which forms the backdrop to Nick's rich, half spoken - half sung narratives, has a similar cinematic feel to the haunting, atmospheric film scores that Nick and Bad Seed Warren Ellis excel at. No one does darkness better than Mr Cave.

                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                  LP Info: The LP comes in a rigid sleeve with thick black lined board and includes a download card.

                                                  Stateless is the second full-length album of genre-hopping post-everything experimentalists Tangents. In a delectable hybrid of styles, Stateless cuts up and weaves together rich instrumental passages from the multi-talented ensemble of musicians whose collective resume spans decent swathes of recent experimental music history: British electronic music producer Ollie Bown (Icarus, Not Applicable); Adrian Lim-Klumpes (Triosk, 3ofMillions) on piano, Rhodes, vibraphone and marimba; Peter Hollo (FourPlay String Quartet) on cello; and the duo Spartak (free improviser Evan Dorrian and singer/producer Shoeb Ahmad on drums and guitar respectively). Sparse metal-coated drum hits stumble over glistening reverse vibes, Saharan guitar licks, Fender feedback and washes of filtered piano. Moments of acoustic jazz surface, flowing into stoic upbeat anthems, drenched with multilayered patterns of glitched strings.

                                                  RIYL: Nils Frahm, Tortoise, Dawn Of Midi, Hauschka..  

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Barry says: Experimental electronic Jazz-ish sounds on Temporary residence. Reminiscent of former TRR signings The Drift but slightly less 'Drifty' (sorry). Swooning atmospheric jazz numbers but with rhythm, driving but not heavy. A triumph of substance and style, and a must-have for lovers of jazz, and those not-so-keen alike. Brilliant.

                                                  Features former members of Crain, The For Carnation, Papa M. If there is one constant with Parlour, it is that nothing is ever the same. For nigh two decades, the Louisville, KY experimental troupe - led by Tim Furnish of influential, defunct Louisville art-punk band, Crain - has relentlessly evolved in subtle but substantial ways. This consistent creative movement keeps the sound of Parlour forever curious, and impossible to predict. While that may make for some commercial challenges, it also makes for more compelling and mercurial music. On the band's self-titled fourth album, Parlour pushes ferocious, dynamic guitar rock to the brink with hypnotic repetition and shifting, stabbing rhythms. In fierce Parlour fashion, the driving crunch of guitars is punctuated with shimmering buzz of synths. The difference here, though, is Parlour has shed their trademark woodwinds in favor of a leaner, heavier aesthetic. With a reduced instrumental palette and increased focus on beats and riffs, the songs are more naked and intense - equal parts crashing krautrock, and crushing prog-rock. 

                                                  RIYL: Zombi, John Carpenter, Maserati, Vangelis, Yes.

                                                  Following their well-received debut EP, First Contact, the cinematic synth-prog duo, Contact, return with their first full-length album. Comprised of prolific UK film composer, Paul Lawler, and veteran multi-instrumentalist, A.E. Paterra (Zombi, Majeure), Zero Moment emphatically delivers on the promise of First Contact. With cinematic sprawl still intact, it's an album of dramatic, stately gestures. Efficiently packed with vintage, celestial explorations of shape-shifting, alien landscapes, Zero Moment is the soundtrack to pondering what it's like for your body to wander as close to the stars as your mind.

                                                  “Every bit as impressive as you’d imagine.” – Noisey.
                                                  “Will instantly appeal to fans of previous Zombi work. A synth nerd’s waking wet dream.” – Exclaim.

                                                  First new album in five years from acclaimed Australian post-punk band. World tour begins Nov 13. RIYL: This Heat, Pan Sonic, Sunn O))), Boredoms, Shellac. MY DISCO have always employed space as an instrument. Space between notes; space between instruments; even space between albums, as the Australian trio prepare to release Severe, their first full-length record in nearly five years. More than just a title, Severe pushes MY DISCO's subtle, intensely focused, minimalist sound to its most terrifying extreme. It is bleak, occasionally uncomfortable, and unpredictably profound.

                                                  Recorded, mixed, and produced in Melbourne by acclaimed film composer and producer, Cornel Wilczek. Engineered entirely in a digital domain, the recording process for Severe was a huge change for MY DISCO, who had previously worked with renowned analog tape guru, Steve Albini. The change in process allowed the band the freedom to explore enhanced audio effects, including programmed sine wave drones and heavily effected rhythms and vocals.

                                                  Severe is an album of aggravated tonal darkness and long breaths of disturbing silence, punctuated by pounding stabs and heavy, hypnotic rhythms. It is a minimalist approach to maximum sound, and by far the band's darkest, heaviest, and most consistent album of MY DISCO's burgeoning career. 

                                                  Penetration were formed in Ferryhill, County Durham in 1976 at the very beginning of the punk rock phenomenon. An exciting live prospect, respected by peers and dedicated fans, the group signed to Virgin Records in 1977 and released their first single, the punk classic 'Don't Dictate', that autumn. ‘Resolution’ is their first album for 36 years.

                                                  Their debut album, 'Moving Targets', was released in 1978 to critical acclaim and commercial success (reaching no. 22 in the UK album chart) and showcased a confident outfit that had already expanded its musical and creative vision.

                                                  Their second album, 'Coming Up For Air' which was produced by legendary Steve Lillywhite, had excellent songs such as 'Come Into The Open' (released as a single) and 'Shout Above The Noise' that ensured a healthy Top 40 chart placing for the record, before the band announced their split up.

                                                  In 2002, Murray was persuaded to reform Penetration. Of its original members, only Pauline Murray, Robert Blamire and drummer Gary Smallman remained, with guitarists Steve Wallace and Paul Harvey (who appeared on the 'Storm Clouds' album) augmenting the line-up.

                                                  Their comeback album, 'Resolution' retains the essential components of Penetration, with subtle references to the band's previous releases sprinkled throughout. Produced by Blamire, his bass combined with John Maher's drumming provides a strong rhythm section and the powerful and distinctive guitar parts of Wallace and Harvey blend perfectly together, leaving Murray's still strong and distinctive voice to convey passionate yet intelligent lyrical subject matter.

                                                  Public Image Ltd

                                                  What The World Needs Now

                                                  ‘What The World Needs Now…’, is the 10th studio album from legends Public Image Ltd (PiL).

                                                  Released on CD and double vinyl, the 11-track album follows the huge critical success of 2012's 'This is PiL', the band's first album in 17 years. In winter 2014 PiL returned to Steve Winwood's Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds' to record the new album 'What The World Needs Now…’ Commenting on the album, John Lydon says, "Buy now while stocks last."

                                                  'What The World Needs Now…’, is self-funded by PiL and released on their own label 'PiL Official' via Cargo UK Distribution. The artwork for the album, partly inspired by Native American Hopi characters, was designed and painted by John Lydon. 

                                                  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                  Give Us A Kiss

                                                  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds release two previously unavailable tracks: Give Us A Kiss and Jubilee Street (live from The Sydney Opera House). The songs from the award-winning feature 20,000 Days On Earth will be available on a limited edition vinyl 10".

                                                  20,000 Days on Earth is a new feature film starring Nick Cave about 24 hours in his life. It premiered at Sundance, winning two awards – both the Editing and Directing Awards in World Cinema Documentary. The jury describing the film as “being arguably the most exciting film in competition… This is documentary storytelling at its most visionary and mindblowing”

                                                  The drama-documentary portrays a fictionalized 24 hours in the life of Nick Cave directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. The film was inspired by a calculation Nick had made in his songwriting notebook working out his time on earth. Forsyth and Pollard have taken this and from it crafted an innovative and powerful film that takes us inside Nick’s artistic process and celebrates creativity.

                                                  William Basinski

                                                  The Disintegration Loops I (Remastered Reissue)

                                                  To appease those who missed out on the now-legendary, highly sought-after (and highly sold-out) box sets, we are offering the four volumes of The Disintegration Loops suite as separate, individually packaged albums. The audio was remastered in 2012 from the original master tapes, and the artwork is packaged in deluxe old-style tip-on gatefold jackets. For a collection of music built around the poignant inevitability of decay, there has been a great many hopeful and inspired words devoted to William Basinski's The Disintegration Loops: stunning, ethereal, majestic, transfixing, life-affirming? and for good reason.

                                                  From its 20-year gestation period to its infamously fateful completion, The Disintegration Loops is one of the most powerful manifestations of the inevitable cycle of life ever committed to tape, even as it documents the inevitable decay of all that is committed to tape. The very passage of time is its most effective instrument. Not only lauded by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Pitchfork, NPR and dozens more, The Disintegration Loops have become considered by many to be "one of the most pre-eminent American artistic statements of the 21st Century."

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Ryan says: This one really brings out the tape nerd in me. Basinski allows a single tape loop, already shedding (probably some Ampex 456 tape, they fall apart all the time), to play continuously until it destroys itself in the process. With each pass through the tape head more coating is shed resulting in subtle yet hypnotising differences in the passage throughout the piece. Best heard alongside the footage of 9/11 shot from Basinski's roof the morning the Disintegration Loops were finished (check youTube).

                                                  A few years ago, an unknown group from an unlikely town began generating the kind of "next big thing" blog buzz that eventually leads to a big label bidding war, support slots on major tours, and unanimous praise. For Bloomington, Indiana's Dreamers of the Ghetto, it resulted in a divorce and a devastating break-up.

                                                  "Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." – Mary Oliver

                                                  Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Luke Aaron Jones and fellow DOTG alum Marty Sprowles picked up the pieces and pared down the widescreen stadium-sized rock of Dreamers to the more intimate, introspective Hunterchild. Jones' vocals are more arresting than ever, indebted as much to vintage Peter Gabriel, Prince, and Depeche Mode as the rich well of electronic R&B explorations from a similar orbit as James Blake and The Weeknd in their most powerful moments. Hunterchild are comfortable in their own skin in a way that's almost unheard of for debut artists.

                                                  Co-produced with Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Wax Fang), Hunterchild's eponymous debut album is noticeably more eclectic than Dreamers of the Ghetto. From the beat-heavy sexploits of "Part Time" to the stark falsetto professions of "Aching," this is a story in 11 parts. Equally complicated, heartbreaking and revelatory, Hunterchild bares an emotional fearlessness that only comes from a devotion to the light in the face of total darkness.

                                                  Native Detroiter and NDATL label head Kai Alce makes his Kolour LTD debut with this three tracker of warm and organic house sounds deep enough to swim in. "Ahh!" opens the set in simple and melodic fashion, laying an airy synth refrain on top of a buttery groove and then adding the occasional blissed out vocal for good measure. As summery as it gets, this number bathes you in golden light from start to finish. The limber rhythm of "Be-Bop" sets the stage for some jazzy keys and a scatting vocal sample as Kai cooks up a luxurious house anthem for refined floors. On the flip, Spring (KZR’s MAIN) instantly conjures up images of BBQs, flowers in bloom and the mile wide smiles of bank holiday all dayer parties. Kai utilises live bass and guitar to create a languid groove which lazily stretches out for 9 minutes of pure joy. Yet more heat from the D! 

                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                  12" Info: Limited black and white smudged vinyl.

                                                  ‘Live from KCRW' is a live radio session recorded in Los Angeles in April 2013 & is the fourth official live album in the band's history.

                                                  It features a stripped-down line-up performing classic Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds material alongside four songs from their recent global hit album ‘Push the Sky Away’.

                                                  ‘Live from KCRW’ album line-up:
                                                  Nick Cave: Piano, vocals
                                                  Warren Ellis: Tenor guitar, violin, piano, loops, backing vocals
                                                  Martyn Casey: Bass
                                                  Jim Sclavunos: Percussion, drums, backing vocals
                                                  Barry Adamson: Organ, backing vocals

                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                  2xLtd LP Info: The vinyl edition features two bonus tracks, "Into My Arms" and "God Is In The House".

                                                  The Books

                                                  Freedom From Expression DVD

                                                    The Books were one of modern musicʼs most vital players of this still-young millennium. Over the course of four albums in ten yearsʼ time, they eschewed genres and pigeonholes so effortlessly and earnestly that they ultimately pioneered a new genre (or three) in the process. And for all the speechlessness their recordings inspired, their videos were every bit as beguiling: a surreal mix of bizarre found footage, home movies, and psychedelic animated imagery that fit their music so well that the two became virtually inseparable in their live performances.

                                                    Freedom From Expression collects every video ever made by the Books, compiled in chronological order. Itʼs enormously satisfying and fulfilling to map the progression from humble bedroom curiosities through to hilariously warped experimental art films masquerading as music videos. At over two hours in length across 21 videos, it is an invaluable piece of the Booksʼ universe, one that demands constant replays, and delivers as many emotional and cerebral twists and turns as anything else in their absurdly unique and forward-thinking catalog.

                                                    Flaming Lips

                                                    Zaireeka - Ltd 4LP Coloured Vinyl Box Set

                                                      Fans and critics agree that this is one of the most important and invigorating experimental albums in contemporary pop music. Four discs, designed to be played on cue and simultaneously, producing nothing short of a live performance effect. Remastered by the band especially for this release in celebration of this record and Record Store Day 2013 - with unique art and packaging exclusive to this release.

                                                      Each disc is also pressed on different and unique coloured vinyl.

                                                      Limited in the UK to 400 copies only.

                                                      At the heart of 'Push the Sky Away' is a naturalism and warmth that makes it the most subtly beautiful of all the Bad Seeds albums. The contemporary settings of myths, and the cultural references that have time-stamped Nick's songs of the twenty-first century mist lightly through details drawn from the life he observed around his seaside home, through the tall windows on the album's mysterious and ambiguous cover. The songs on this album took form in a modest notebook with shellac covers over the course of almost a year. The notebook is a treasured analogue artefact but the internet is equally important to Nick: Googling curiosities, being entranced by exotic Wikipedia entries "whether they're true or not". These songs convey how on the internet profoundly significant events, momentary fads and mystically-tinged absurdities sit side-by-side and question how we might recognise and assign weight to what's genuinely important.

                                                      The album has a clarity and sweet strangeness that's built upon the refusal to accept limitations, whether they be the traditional uses and sounds of musical instruments, lyric styles, or diminished spiritual horizons. It's not always apparent what instruments the band is playing: they may be traditional musical instruments but other sounds are clearly generated by objects unrelated to musical instruments. What's being created is a collective musical language that's rich and complex.

                                                      "Well, if I were to use that threadbare metaphor of albums being like children, then Push The Sky Away is the ghost-baby in the incubator and Warren's loops are its tiny, trembling heart-beat." Nick Cave

                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                      Darryl says: Mellow, introspective and moody, 'Push The Sky Away' sees Nick Cave hit top form. Ably backed by the subtly brilliant Bad Seeds, this will go down as one of the standouts in the burgeoning cannon of classic Cave albums.

                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      LP Info: LP version comes in 180gram heavyweight vinyl with album download code.

                                                      Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                      Push The Sky Away - Deluxe CD/DVD Edition

                                                      Limited edition hardback book bound in linen with 32 stitched-in pages, containing beautifully reproduced hand typed lyrics & band imagery. Includes album CD plus DVD with specially created visuals by artists Iain Forysth & Jane Pollard.

                                                      At the heart of 'Push the Sky Away' is a naturalism and warmth that makes it the most subtly beautiful of all the Bad Seeds albums. The contemporary settings of myths, and the cultural references that have time-stamped Nick's songs of the twenty-first century mist lightly through details drawn from the life he observed around his seaside home, through the tall windows on the album's mysterious and ambiguous cover. The songs on this album took form in a modest notebook with shellac covers over the course of almost a year. The notebook is a treasured analogue artefact but the internet is equally important to Nick: Googling curiosities, being entranced by exotic Wikipedia entries "whether they're true or not". These songs convey how on the internet profoundly significant events, momentary fads and mystically-tinged absurdities sit side-by-side and question how we might recognise and assign weight to what's genuinely important.

                                                      The album has a clarity and sweet strangeness that's built upon the refusal to accept limitations, whether they be the traditional uses and sounds of musical instruments, lyric styles, or diminished spiritual horizons. It's not always apparent what instruments the band is playing: they may be traditional musical instruments but other sounds are clearly generated by objects unrelated to musical instruments. What's being created is a collective musical language that's rich and complex.

                                                      "Well, if I were to use that threadbare metaphor of albums being like children, then Push The Sky Away is the ghost-baby in the incubator and Warren's loops are its tiny, trembling heart-beat." Nick Cave

                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                      Darryl says: Mellow, introspective and moody, 'Push The Sky Away' sees Nick Cave hit top form. Ably backed by the subtly brilliant Bad Seeds, this will go down as one of the standouts in the burgeoning cannon of classic Cave albums.

                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      2xLtd CD/DVD Info: 1 sealed copy just found!

                                                      Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                      Push The Sky Away - Indie Exclusive With Bonus 7"

                                                      At the heart of Push the Sky Away is a naturalism and warmth that makes it the most subtly beautiful of all the Bad Seeds albums. The contemporary settings of myths, and the cultural references that have time-stamped Nick's songs of the twenty-first century mist lightly through details drawn from the life he observed around his seaside home, through the tall windows on the album's mysterious and ambiguous cover. The songs on this album took form in a modest notebook with shellac covers over the course of almost a year. The notebook is a treasured analogue artefact but the internet is equally important to Nick: Googling curiosities, being entranced by exotic Wikipedia entries "whether they're true or not". These songs convey how on the internet profoundly significant events, momentary fads and mystically-tinged absurdities sit side-by-side and question how we might recognise and assign weight to what's genuinely important.

                                                      The album has a clarity and sweet strangeness that's built upon the refusal to accept limitations, whether they be the traditional uses and sounds of musical instruments, lyric styles, or diminished spiritual horizons. It's not always apparent what instruments the band is playing: they may be traditional musical instruments but other sounds are clearly generated by objects unrelated to musical instruments. What's being created is a collective musical language that's rich and complex.

                                                      "Well, if I were to use that threadbare metaphor of albums being like children, then Push The Sky Away is the ghost-baby in the incubator and Warren's loops are its tiny, trembling heart-beat." Nick Cave

                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                      Darryl says: Mellow, introspective and moody, 'Push The Sky Away' sees Nick Cave hit top form. Ably backed by the subtly brilliant Bad Seeds, this will go down as one of the standouts in the burgeoning cannon of classic Cave albums.

                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      Ltd LP Info: 180g heavyweight vinyl.

                                                      Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                      William Basinski

                                                      The Disintegration Loops

                                                        For a collection of music built around the poignant inevitability of decay, there has been a great many hopeful and inspired words devoted to William Basinski's The Disintegration Loops: stunning, ethereal, majestic, transfixing, life-affirming… and for good reason. From its 20-year gestation period to its infamously fateful completion, The Disintegration Loops is one of the most powerful manifestations of the inevitable cycle of life ever committed to tape, even as it documents the inevitable decay of all that is committed to tape. The very passage of time is its most effective instrument. To mark the 10-year anniversary of its original release – and its forthcoming induction into the 9/11 Memorial Museum this year – Temporary Residence Ltd. is honored to collaborate with William Basinski in presenting The Disintegration Loops in a fashion truly befitting a library of music with such a lasting legacy. This massive limited-edition box set contains all four historic volumes, plus a pair of stunning live orchestral performances from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the 54th Venice Biennale, both previously unreleased. Remastered from the original recordings and pressed onto 100% virgin vinyl for the first and only time, this exquisite box set also includes all of the remastered recordings on 5 CDs, the extremely rare 63-minute The Disintegration Loops film on DVD, and a 150-page full-color coffee table book featuring liner notes, and rare photos taken during the making of The Disintegration Loops. The Disintegration Loops has never appeared on vinyl, and will never appear so outside of this sincerely special, painstakingly beautiful collection.

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                                                        Ltd Box Set Info: 9LP+5CD+DVD+Book.

                                                        In 1992 Louisville, KY was home to a unique and diverse punk rock scene that was fast becoming a highly influential underground mecca, and for every Slint and Rodan there were a half dozen brilliant and forward-thinking bands that went virtually unnoticed – most of whom were guilty of more than a little self-sabotage. Plenty of cities across the world have these kinds of musicians, the ones who are cherished in worn-out mixtapes and increasingly unbelievable stories of historic local live shows. The Telephone Man were one of those, and one of the best ones to ever fall through the cracks of Louisville music history.

                                                        With a maturity and level of execution that betrayed their youthful age, they were the missing link between the introverted slow burn of Slint, the angular aggression of Bitch Magnet, and the emotional expressiveness of early 90s DC punk. It was a unique combination at the time, and twenty years later sounds downright prescient. Less than 75% of this collection ever saw the light of day, and even that was limited almost exclusively to short-run handmade cassettes passed around at live shows and sold at local record stores.

                                                        Though its members would move on to more notable endeavors – guitarist/singer Matthew Ronay is now a world-renowned artist based in NYC, while others continued to pursue music in a diverse array of bands, including Guilt, Ink & Dagger, The Metroschifter and Weird Weeds – this beautifully remastered anthology fills in a little-known but enlightening piece of the legendary Louisville music puzzle.

                                                        Debut album from founder of The Books.

                                                        Sprouting from the same mind that created the Books – one of the most acclaimed and innovative groups of the past decade – Zammuto marks a deep reinvention of the highly detailed, genre-defying spirit that made seminal albums such as 'The Lemon of Pink' and 'The Way Out' possible. Given the Books’ success as an experimental collage-pop project, founder and namesake Nick Zammuto could have comfortably extended that thread.Instead he has given us a record that is progressive and forward-looking, intense and driven, with hugely varied rhythms and melodies. The whispered, folksy vocals that became a trademark of the Books are for the most part shed in favor of an uncharacteristically confident, soaring delivery, often fueled by a wide array of vocal effects.

                                                        The result is a man-machine sensitivity that ultimately enhances the songs’ emotional intensity. With dense and beautiful string arrangements by Gene Back (the Books) and brain-warping drum performances by Sean Dixon, the radical and varied sound of Zammuto leaps out of speakers with a searing directness.

                                                        Nick Zammuto lives and works in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont, where he writes, records, mixes and masters his records in a small tractor garage converted into a studio. Just yards away from his studio is his house, which he designed and built himself, and large gardens where he and his wife manage to grow most of their own food for their three sons. This self-sufficiency and constant drawing of inspiration from his surroundings is synonymous with his musical vision; a statement about returning to a life in balance, while at the same time pushing the capacity of cutting-edge music technology to extend human emotion, rather than suppress it. Making music that sounds and feels like no one else is nothing new for Zammuto, but making music that doesn’t even sound like his own past is a whole other impressive feat in itself.


                                                        Parasites EP is the eight song follow up and companion piece to Coliseum's critically acclaimed third album, House With A Curse – and their first release since this year’s wildly popular and sought-after Record Store Day split release with Superchunk. The band has toured tirelessly across North America and Europe with bands as varied as pop-punk superstars Rise Against, experimental rock titans Red Sparowes, and crossover icons Corrosion of Conformity. The bulk of Parasites EP was produced and recorded by J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, etc.) at Washington, DC's legendary Inner Ear Studios, the site of classic recordings from Bad Brains, Fugazi, Lungfish, Rites of Spring and countless others. Rounded out by tracks recorded during the House With A Curse sessions, Parasites EP shows Coliseum defying expectations and showcasing some of their most infectious anti-anthems and blazing hardcore tirades to date. For the cover art, the band enlisted illustrator Rick Froberg, singer and guitarist of post-hardcore pioneers Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, and Obits. Known for his fine art work and unique album covers for his own bands, Froberg's art rarely graces other bands' releases, and his singular style gives Parasites EP a brilliant look and feel, and – like the music within – twists the trademark Coliseum aesthetic into new and exciting directions.

                                                        “Indie rock at large benefits from Coliseum’s injection of energy.” Pitchfork

                                                        “Coliseum unexpectedly launch an indie rock rocket … Like a more nuanced Queens of the Stone Age.” SPIN


                                                        Dreamers of the Ghetto are a family band from Bloomington, IN, consisting of brothers Luke and Jonathan Jones, Luke's wife, Lauren, and Marty Sprowles. After teasing blogs with enigmatic, homemade video clips for the past year, Indiana's most promising and perhaps most eccentric group finally unleashes their debut album, the stunning 'Enemy/Lover'.

                                                        Dreamers of the Ghetto marries the sentiment of classic 80s film soundtracks to minimalist, romantic dream-rock, creating a unique environment that becomes almost instantly addicting. The triumphant, reach-for-the-stars attitude of veterans like U2 and Depeche Mode is paired with the gospel splendor of Spiritualized and ominous austerity of The xx, all carried by what Shaking Through calls "the most amazing singer we've seen since Sharon Van Etten.” DOTG have mined a sound that is both timeless and nostalgic, and they’ve done so with an earnest fearlessness and refreshing lack of irony. They are true, pure, and unbelievably powerful.


                                                        Silk Flowers are a synth-driven music trio based in New York.

                                                        Their songs balance parts of pop and noise with melodies that evoke emotion from the listener.

                                                        Countering typical notions of electronic music as a purely recorded listening experience, Silk Flowers write their songs for live performance, creating a visceral dynamic event that fluctuates between gleeful dance music and rough-edged dissonance.

                                                        My Disco

                                                        Little Joy

                                                          First album released domestically from acclaimed Australian group. Recorded by Steve Albini mixed by Scott Horscroft (SILVERCHAIR, THE PRESETS). Garnering increasing acclaim in their native Australia with their first two albums, we are proud to finally present Melbourne trio My Disco’s third full-length, the truly brilliant and enigmatic "Little Joy". As always with My Disco, the most fascinating and unique element to their sound is space – long, deep, sometimes scary space. Their defiance of rock music’s time-worn tropes is what defines them, and "Little Joy" explores and expands on that concept, stretching a naked few instruments to transform short blasts into heavy, rhythmic, meditative body music. The bare bones of a drum beat, a rumbling bass, one repeated phrase and some bursts of feedback add up to a wholly compelling world of sounds between sounds. Shards of vaguely recognizable post-punk riffs fuse pounding, euphoric rhythms to hypnotic, almost psychedelic vocal mantras.

                                                          The result is a new take on an old idea that occupies the unlikely space between Boredoms, The Necks, Wire and Liars. Recorded by Steve Albini and mixed by Scott Horscroft, My Disco’s minimalist instincts are perfectly suited for Albini’s famously austere productions and Horscroft’s textured, pop-leaning sensibilities. This unlikely marriage is at the heart of "Little Joy"s success. It’s the sound of a band using the fewest tools to create the greatest range of possibilities – a record both expansive and minimal, a compressed expression of vast emotions.

                                                          'The minimalist trio don't so much defy convention as simply deny it, sidestepping genre and tradition to smash together their own sound. Identifiable elements include shards of black noise, striking percussion, lyrical snatches delivered with prosecutorial zeal and pulmonary bass parts.The band have used the ethos of the DIY scene they came out of to craft a fascinating sound, where repetition gives way to harsh beauty' - Craig Mathieson, The Age.


                                                          Coliseum

                                                          Goddamage - Deluxe Reissue

                                                            Remastered and repackaged triple gatefold LP w/ 10 bonus tracks!

                                                            Now that the mighty Coliseum have successfully completed their metamorphosis from breakneck thrash-punk to sublimely melodic death marchers, what better time than now to revisit their most iconic record and do it the justice that it has so deserved since its original release over 5 years ago.

                                                            "Goddamage" has stood as Coliseum’s benchmark for much of their career, and for good reason. The combination of chugging hooks and turbo-charged riffs is an addictive rush that sounds as vital now as the day it was first unleashed.

                                                            Out of print and increasingly difficult to find, the time for a reissue is well overdue. "Goddamage" is given the royal treatment here with the addition of TEN bonus tracks – most of which are previously unreleased – more than doubling the length of the original "Goddamage" release.

                                                            Included are all three tracks from their 2005 split EP with Doomriders, plus seven live tracks from a Los Angeles show that same year– all remastered from the original master tapes. Packaged in a breathtaking metallic gold triple-gatefold jacket that spreads out to a whopping 3 feet in length, the original "Goddamage" artwork is augmented by previously unreleased images and live photos.

                                                            "Goddamage" is the perfect display of where Coliseum came from, and a shining example of why they are one of underground rock’s most inspiring bands. INCLUDES FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD CODE!!

                                                            'Goddamage must be listened to in order to be believed". - Scenepointblank.

                                                            Three Mile Pilot

                                                            The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten

                                                            First new studio album in 13 years! The rumour of a new Three Mile Pilot album has been circulating for over a decade, further fueling the mystery and mythology that has swirled around the San Diego trio since the 1997 release of what was thought to be their swan song, the enormously influential "Another Desert, Another Sea".

                                                            First, a brief history of Three Mile Pilot: Formed in the early ‘90s, the group released a debut album to a fair amount of acclaim, followed by "Chief Assassin To The Sinister", an album that garnered the attention of Geffen Records, with whom they signed for all of one album. After enduring the major label wringer, the group released "Another Desert", their most emotionally resonant and commercially successful record to date. Shortly after, bassist Zach Smith formed Pinback with Rob Crow, and singer-guitarist Pall Jenkins began a new project with Three Mile Pilot keyboardist Tobias Nathaniel. Both projects were meant to coexist with 3MP, however, both Pinback and The Black Heart Procession became unexpectedly popular.

                                                            Next thing you know, it was 2009 and not a peep had been heard from 3MP in a dozen years. That brings us to the aptly-named "The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten", the first Three Mile Pilot album in 13 years, and the first to be written, performed, recorded and produced entirely by the original three members in their own home studios. As such it is the most uncompromising album since their inception – it also just happens to be their most accessible. While Pinback and The Black Heart Procession were obviously influenced by 3MP in their early days, the inverse can now be heard, with many of the songs on The Inevitable Past bearing the unmistakable and inevitable stamps of Pinback and The Black Heart Procession. This circular influence is what makes the album so brilliant; instead of a proper hiatus, 3MP’s progression was charted vicariously through its members’ other groups. As such, "The Inevitable Past" makes good on the promising glimpses heard through a long but breathless wait. Yes, we are really here!

                                                            Alex Agore

                                                            Promised You Love EP - Inc. Tornado Wallace Remix

                                                            We loved Eddie C's opening edits / remixes salvo for the new Kolour LTD label, and now Alex Agore brings us a second EP of tasty DJ treats, this time on clear vinyl. The 12" opens with his midtempo soul / soulful disco-house rework of Bert Robinson's late 80s underground soul gem "I Promise you Love" ("Promised You Love"). This is followed by the P-funkin' party-starter "Join The Party ". It's back to beatdown soulful house sounds on the flip with "Man Down", a track that might have graced one of Kenny or Theo's albums from back in the day. "Man Down" also features a remix from one of the hottest names around right now, Tornado Wallace, whose recent outings on Delusions Of Grandeur and SleazyBeats have caused a stir. His is an even deeper house rework.


                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                            12" Info: 1 copy found!
                                                            Limited clear vinyl pressing.

                                                            It's been exactly four years since we last heard from Bellini. Four years is a long time, but when you're husband-and-wife punk rock power couple Giovanna Cacciola and Agostino Tilotta, it can seem like a long holiday in the face of their nearly 25-year career of collaboration. Coming back from holiday, the two reunite with bassist Matthew Taylor and drummer Alexis Fleisig (also of Girls Against Boys) to unleash their third and most thunderous album, "The Precious Prize of Gravity". Recorded as always with long-time collaborator Steve Albini, "Precious Prize" is Bellini's most accomplished production yet. Tilotta wraps a hundred notes per minute around the towering, sturdy rhythm section while Cacciola's poetic lyrics and smoky melodies alternately recall Grace Slick and PJ Harvey. With no less than four songs centering around the deaths of loved ones (including the heart-wrenching "The Thin Line", featuring the surviving members of Silkworm), "Precious Prize" is lyrically Bellini's darkest album yet. Never wanting to repeat themselves, the songs are more complex and progressive than the comparatively stark "Small Stones", with a driving, X-inspired cowpunk vibe throughout. No doubt the spirits of fallen friends and loved ones informs "Precious Prize", but it's Bellini's restless creativity and determination to pay tribute to the past by dragging it into the present that is the real honour here. RIYL: The Jesus Lizard, X, Husker Du, Girls Against Boys, The Ex, PJ Harvey.

                                                            Grails

                                                            Acid Rain

                                                              Following up their widely acclaimed and most successful album, "Doomsdayer's Holiday", Grails unleash their first-ever DVD, the career-spanning "Acid Rain". Centered around a half dozen mind-altering music videos from their last few albums, "Acid Rain" also features nearly two hours of live shows from the past several years. Packed full of bonus material and special treats, "Acid Rain" is as bizarre, eclectic and otherworldly as their albums, with the added spectacle of debaucherous activities, vicarious cult obsessions, and street preachers on rollerskates.

                                                              Hamfatter

                                                              The Girl I Love

                                                              "The Girl I Love" is undoubtedly pop, but with an added layer of substance beneath the appealing and fashionable exterior. A sure fire winner with a hook you could hang you coat on. What materializes is a blistering chorus that is completely owned by the playful vocals and gaudy brass. Hamfatter are a clear pop talent. Crispy clean music, soft vocal and sugary lyrics that address sugar-free subjects.

                                                              The players: Zac Nelson, Kenseth Thibideau, Tim Goldsworthy. Quickly following their debut full-length, Prints return to stir the pot with a little more pop, their usual dose of psychedlia and an intoxicating amount of dance. It only takes about ten seconds to know how this 20-minute ride goes, but the charming anything-goes aesthetic that is quickly becoming a Prints trademark is firmly intact. Once again produced at home by multi-instrumentalists Zac Nelson and Kenseth Thibideau, the songs here were originally conceived as B-sides for a proposed single for "Too Much Water" from the group's eponymous debut. By the time three new songs were completed, they stood too strong on their own to be pushed out as B-sides, so the decision was made to forfeit the single and instead offer the songs as a stand-alone EP. Meanwhile, DFA co-founder and Hercules And Love Affair producer Tim Goldsworthy fired up his new alter-ego Thee Loving Hand for an epic super-funk remix of a pair of Prints tracks, "Pretty Tick" and "Meditation" (featuring, among other things, the funk bass skills of !!!'s Tyler Pope). To top it off, acclaimed visual artist Toben Seymour directed an eye-popping video for "Too Much Water", which is included here on the Enhanced CD portion of the disc.

                                                              First Communion Afterparty

                                                              Sorry For All The Mondays And To Those Who Can't Sing

                                                              First Communion Afterparty is a group of kindred souls who came together to satisfy the need to create modern psychedelic rock. Immediately after their first live performance in the summer of 2006, a local hype (in Minneapolis) began to snowball. A combination of sheer ambition, youth and an undeniable passion for a musical revolution, FCAP have evolved their sound into multi-instrumental psychedelia. "Sorry For All the Mondays And To Those Who Can't Sing" is a long awaited album thrillingly akin to exploring a familiar place in brand new light. First Communion Afterparty combine elements of The Warlocks, Spacemen 3, Velvet Underground, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a real 60s psyche feel to come up with some of the best new-psyche rock we've heard in ages. Wonderful stuff!!

                                                              Hot Hot Heat

                                                              Happiness Ltd.

                                                              Hot Hot Heat release their third album entitled "Happiness Ltd.", The album is the band's first since 2005's "Elevator". Hot Hot Heat began writing new material in January 2005 the very day they launched a globe-trotting tour to support "Elevator". 'We wanted this record to be written on the road', says the band's co-founder and frontman Steve Bays, 'partly so the influences would be more varied, but also so we could test out the songs live before we recorded them. We wrote music everywhere, Spain, Japan, Australia, the UK, so each song has a different mood'.

                                                              Milton Jackson makes jackin' house music for some of the most respected labels in the business – Freerange, Glasgow Underground, Crack'n'Speed, Urbantorque, Tronicsole and Silver Network to name a few. In a nutshell "Tech Neeks" is a very big club record with a very big old skool rave riff! The TNT mix has a phat analogue electrohouse bassline, sinister strings building towards that dancefloor erupting rave riff. Both Nic Fancuilli and Paul Woolford are supporting this mix from a very limited mailout. On the flip the MCP mix has a touch of fidget house about it already winning favour with Switch, Jesse Rose and James Mowbray (dropped in the main room at Fabric proving to be one of the records of the night).

                                                              This Is Seb Clarke

                                                              Rover

                                                              The debut album from Stoke-on-Trent 12-piece soul-punk band This Is Seb Clarke. Their line-up comprises Hammond organ, piano, bass, drums, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, two trumpets, three saxophones and a trombone. The somewhat inimitable Seb Clarke is their front-man and songwriter.

                                                              Ambulance Ltd

                                                              Primitive (The Way I Treat You)

                                                              Over a "Waiting For My Man" groove, a half-spoken verse turns into a yearning chorus before the Velvetsy fuzz and staccato piano take over again. This is Ambulance's most NY-sounding song, which makes sense cos they all live there. It's cool, clever and catchy. Best new band? Hands-down!

                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                              7" Info: The limited edition green vinyl 7" includes "It Goes Without Saying".

                                                              Ltd 7" Info: The limited edition green vinyl 7" includes "It Goes Without Saying". SIGNED COPIES. LOOK WHAT WE'VE FOUND! ONE COPY ONLY! FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!

                                                              CDS Info: The CD single includes two new exclusive tracks "Impervious", "Don't Believe Anyone" and the video for "Primitive".

                                                              Norman (MBE) and Joey Jay are back with another fine selection of favourites from their Notting Hill Carnival Good Times sound system. As ever they mix up an eclectic party set of tunes taking in funk, disco and soul (The Impressions, Lee Dorsey, James Brown, Eddie Harris, LTD, Billy Paul), house (Shapeshifters - special vocal mix - Ten City), hip hop and nu(ish)-soul (Bomb The Bass, Mica Paris, Brenda Russell, The Nextmen), reggae (Aswad, Zap Pow) and more.

                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                              2xCD Info: 27 track mix CD.

                                                              Good At Magic

                                                              The Chic Organisation Ltd T-shirt

                                                                Big white 'Chic' print across the chest of a red T-shirt. It's from Good At Magic too, so when people ask you about your shirt you can lift up the belly and let them read a mini-essay about Nile and Bernard!

                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                M Info: 39" chest.

                                                                L Info: 42" chest.


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