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The Cinematic Orchestra

Man With A Movie Camera

    The Cinematic Orchestra, formed by J.Swinscoe and later joined by long-time friend and collaborator Dominic Smith, are one of the UK’s most respected and influential British artists of the last twenty years, creating genre-defying compositions that introduced jazz to a new breed of electronic music fans.

    Upon its original release in 2002, Every Day was praised for it’s sweeping and dramatic turns through classic soul, jazz, minimalism, electronics buoyed by the guesting calibre of Art Ensemble of Chicago’s Fontella Bass (writer and performer of ‘60s soul masterpiece “Rescue Me”) and indelible UK music legend, Roots Manuva.


    A1. All That You Give (feat. Fontella Bass)
    A2. Burn Out

    B1. Evolution (feat. Fontella Bass)
    B2. Man With The Movie Camera

    C1. All Things To All Men (feat. Roots Manuva)
    C2. Flite

    D2. Everyday

    E1. Oregon
    E2. Horizon (feat. Niara Scarlett)

    F1. Semblance
    F2. Flite (Original Version)

    Miles Kane

    One Man Band

      Miles Kane returns with a blistering new album One Man Band, out August 4th on Modern Sky Records. The album’s first offering is the exuberant indie banger ‘Troubled Son’.

      Opening the record, ‘Troubled Son’ is raw, pop-driven indie, made for festival stages. “It’s about the struggle we all have in life,” Miles said of the track. “Sometimes we have our shit together and sometimes we don’t. This is me acknowledging my faults and my fears and showing the journey I’m taking as I try to figure it all out.

      Miles returns to his guitar hero best on One Man Band as he focuses on big hooks and even bigger anthems. Sharp, infectious, urgent and packed to the brim with singalong moments, it’s Miles on the top of his game. A deeply personal record, Miles returned to Liverpool to work on the album, finding himself reflecting on his journey.

      “Making the album back in Liverpool with my family really helped to bring this out of me,” Miles said of the writing process. “We left no stone unturned. Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards, and this album helped me rediscover why I picked up a guitar in the first place. This album is like a brand new, yet somehow familiar leather jacket. A comforting melting pot of all the music that has inspired and continues to inspire me every day.”


      1. Troubled Son
      2. The Best Is Yet To Come
      3. One Man Band
      4. Never Taking Me Alive
      5. Heartbreaks The New Sensation
      6. The Wonder
      7. Baggio
      8. Ransom
      9. Doubles
      10. Heal
      11. Scared Of Love

      Mutoid Man


        When Mutoid Man came crashing out of the gate back in 2013, the Brooklyn trio’s combination of basement punk’s zero-fucks-given energy, classic metal’s over-the-top showmanship, and prog rock’s musical gymnastics had a seemingly unstoppable momentum. Riding on the success of their debut EP Helium Head (2013), the band took on a manic work ethic over the next four years, cranking out two full-lengths, Bleeder (2015) and War Moans (2017) and playing relentlessly across the US and Europe on their own headline tours. With tour dates supporting acts like Mastodon and Danzig, it appeared that Mutoid Man’s entry into the upper echelon of heavy metal heroes was inevitable. However, life has a way of complicating things, and between line-up changes, an exodus from Brooklyn, a slew of other high profile musical projects, and the pandemic, the band was put on hold in the midst of their ascendancy. But after a six-year recording hiatus, Mutoid Man are back to reclaim their throne with their most mindboggling effort yet, their third full-length album Mutants.

        Guitarist/vocalist Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Old Man Gloom) and drummer Ben Koller (Converge, Killer Be Killed) have always excelled at crafting their own unique brand of frenzied, hyper-focused, dynamic, and deliciously excessive fretboard-savvy metal. Take two players who were raised in the hardcore world and who quickly surpassed the technical requirements for playing even the more sophisticated spins on that sound, and then make them playfully push each other into more outrageous and catchy territories, and you have a rough approximation of the Mutoid Man sound. With the addition of bassist Jeff Matz (High on Fire, Zeke) in tow, you now have a trifecta of prog-level players approaching metal with punk irreverence. But Mutants never comes across as academic noodling. Rather, the whole album radiates an exuberant and adrenalized joy.

        Despite the setbacks of the pandemic, the new obstacle of members living in different cities, and making room for the schedules of Cave In, Converge, and High on Fire, Mutants sounds like it’s still operating on the endorphin rush of their early years. “I think the strength of our new material and the unwavering excitement for its potential kept us going,” Brodsky says when asked about their hiatus. “We knew there was a great album in the vault, even if it meant letting the ingredients marinate for a little longer.”


        1. Call Of The Void
        2. Frozen Hearts
        3. Broken Glass Ceiling
        4. Siren Song
        5. Graveyard Love
        6. Unborn
        7. Siphon
        8. Demons
        9. Memory Hole
        10. Setting Sun


        Super Snõõper

          Snõõper (the Project) began as a collaboration between local Nashville punk mainstay Connor Cummins and Blair Tramel, an early education teacher with a sideline in wickedly funny animation and art. As their cassette tapes and homemade videos began to find scattered fans around the world, the duo brought the Project to the live stage in late 2021 and Snõõper (the Band) was born.

          Featuring one of the wildest live shows out there, as well a maelstrom of puppets, 8 bit animation, papier-mâché, whistles, flashing lights and a whirling dervish of bodies, Snõõper commits the live act to a studio setting and sets the stage for one of the most promising punk debut albums in decades.


          1 Stretching
          2 Bed Bugs
          3 Pod
          4 Fitness
          5 Powerball
          6 Xerox
          7 Fruit Fly
          8 Inventory
          9 Stretching 2
          10 Stretching 3
          11 Defect
          12 Town Topic
          13 Music For Spies
          14 Microbe
          15 Unable
          16 Running 

          Portugal. The Man

          Chris Black Changed My Life

            Chris Black Changed My Life is the follow-up to 2017's Woodstock and dedicated to their late friend Chris Black, who sometimes acted as their hype man at shows. The album was produced by Jeff Bhasker, and some songs, including "Thunderdome [W.T.A]," "Summer of Luv," "Time’s a Fantasy," "Champ," and "Anxiety:Clarity"

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Heavy Games II (feat. Jeff Bhasker)
            2. Grim Generation
            3. Thunderdome [W.T.A]
            4. Dummy
            5. Summer Of Luv
            6. Ghost Town
            7. Time’s A Fantasy
            8. Doubt
            9. Plastic Island
            10. Champ
            11. Anxiety: Clarity 

            The Guy Hamper Trio Feat. James Taylor

            Man In The Mouth Of A Cave

              Superb 45 featuring two Hammond-led instrumentals. The A-side is taken from The Guy Hamper Trio’s second long player due out on Hangman Records. The B-side is exclusive to this release. ‘Man in the Mouth of a Cave’ I have painted St. Cuthbert’s Cave, Northumberland on many occasions and decided that it was imperative that I write a great jazz /beat theme all about it. (Important info: After Viking raids monks from Lindisfarne wandered the north-east carrying the body of St. Cuthbert. Legend has it that they took refuge in ‘St. Cuthbert’s Cave.’) I wrote the song with my friend Jamie Taylor in mind to have his way with it, which he does to thunderous applause - I should imagine. ‘107 Sleepless’ ‘107 Sleepless’ is a tune I wrote in the early 1980s when me and Mick Hampshire would stay up the entire weekend writing songs for our group The Milkshakes. (We lived at 107 Rochester Street, Chatham.) About 3am Sunday morning we would be flagging and sitting there senseless. I would play this jazz riff over and over for some unknown reason. Meanwhile it should make a nice theme tune to some yet to be written HBO series and make me a millionaire - I should imagine. GUY HAMPER – APRIL 2023

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Man In The Mouth Of A Cave
              2. 107 Sleepless (Alt. Version)

              Man On Man


                For Man On Man, the duo of boyfriends Roddy Bottum (Imperial Teen, Faith No More) and Joey Holman (HOLMAN), 2021 was a monumental year. Without knowing exactly what they were making the year prior, the couple had recorded a batch of songs while traveling across the country to be with their ailing mothers during the pandemic, both of whom passed away in the span of just 6 months. The songs that came out during this time celebrated the love they have for each other while championing the queer scenes they surround themselves with. They are deeply intentional and their overall message is rooted in the Queer experience – songs about gay love, pride, acceptance, self-empowerment, and appropriation. The tracks would eventually appear on their self- titled debut album, which instantly garnered critical acclaim in outlets such as Paste, them, and Rolling Stone, who called it “a new type of queer anthem that celebrates body image and diversity, while also remaining ironic and subversive."

                On the band’s second album, Provincetown, Bottum and Holman sharpened their songwriting and production choices with an adrenalized agenda. Mixed by Steven James Aguilar (The Head and the Heart, Moby), the album is more focused and cohesive, showcasing themes of encouragement and support for the queer community in ways that may be seen as provocative or unorthodox - it’s loud and abrasive rock music with a message. Standouts like “Showgirls” and “Take It From Me'' reinforce the band’s inspiring sense of confidence and love for their community, while tracks like “Piggy” and “Hush (featuring J Mascis)” feature intense and biting distortion that elevates the album’s energy and strong throughline. If MAN ON MAN introduced the world to the gay anthems of two supportive lovers, Provincetown turns it up a notch - M.O.M. are taking risks, putting themselves out there and shouting for what they believe in. 

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Take It From Me
                2. Showgirls
                3. I Feel Good
                4. Haute Couture
                5. Piggy
                6. Kids
                7. Feelings
                8. Gloryhole
                9. Who Could Know
                10. Hush

                Jake Shears

                Last Man Dancing

                  Jake Shears turns his lifelong love affair with club culture into his most ambitious pop music to date with his brand new album, Last Man Dancing. The new album sees the rollerblade his way unapologetically through pop culture. The album was brought to vivid life by Jake Shears and a close crew of collaborators, including head-turning features from Kylie Minogue, Jane Fonda, Amber Martin, and a pre-Renaissance turn from the iconic Big Freedia.

                  The album launches with the massive single ‘Too Much Music’, which – from its glam rock overture, dramatic strings and irresistible Nile Rodgers groove – announces itself immediately as a definitive Jake Shears anthem. Last Man Dancing is a life affirming record for anyone who has felt lost – out of love, on a night out, or in the modern world – but kept moving anyway.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1 Too Much Music
                  A2 Do The Television
                  A3 Voices (feat. Kylie Minogue)
                  A4 I Used To Be In Love
                  A5 Really Big Deal
                  A6 Last Man Dancing
                  B1 8 Ball (feat. Le Chev)
                  B2 Devil Came Down The Dance Floor (feat. Amber Martin)
                  B3 Mess Of Me
                  B4 Doses (feat. Big Freedia)
                  B5 Radio Eyes
                  B6 Diamonds Don’t Burn

                  Billie Holiday

                  Lover Man

                    Billie Holiday is heard at her absolute best on this album. For these Decca sessions, Billie was accompanied by strings and large studio orchestras for the first time in her career. Her voice was at its strongest during the 1940s, and among the many high points here are her original versions of 'Lover Man' (Holiday's biggest selling record), 'Don't Explain', and 'Good Morning Heartache'. Holiday's work here is often melancholy and resigned in the extreme, with sterling treatments of forlorn songs, such as 'You Better Go Now', and 'What Is This Thing Called Love?'.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Easy Living
                    There Is No Greater Love
                    Deep Song
                    The Blues Are Brewin'
                    I'll Look Around
                    Baby I Don't Cry Over You
                    Big Stuff
                    No Good Man
                    Good Morning Heartache
                    What Is This Thing Called Love
                    You Better Go Now
                    Don't Explain
                    That Ole Devil Called Love
                    No More
                    Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)

                    Eugene Kelly

                    Man Alive

                      Never before available on vinyl, Man Alive, Eugene Kelly's first solo album is a charming, low-key effort full of his trademark wit, humour and songcraft The album is made up of chiming guitar pop tunes with sweet vocal harmonies.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      I'm Done With Drugs
                      I'll Be Yours
                      Older Faster
                      Seven Out
                      You're Having My Sex
                      Stop The Press
                      Ride The Dream Comet
                      Sinking Ship
                      Bridge From Eden
                      The Healing Power Of Firewalking
                      She Wears My Ring
                      Noise And Smoky Breath
                      Dear John

                      The Exploding Hearts

                      Guitar Romantic - 20th Anniversary Expanded & Remastered Edition

                        Celebrating its 20th anniversary with remastered audio, an expanded tracklist and a gatefold jacket, The Exploding Hearts' instant-classic debut Guitar Romantic is back. With ten undeniable songs clocking in at just 28 minutes, the Exploding Hearts' album operated as the punk rock equivalent of Ernest Hemingway’s writing: Nothing extraneous, simple, straightforward, to the point, deserving of no additional flourish or accoutrement, with every creative decision pushing forward the work as a whole. Arguably, perfect.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Modern Kicks
                        2. I'm A Pretender
                        3. Thorns In Roses
                        4. You're Black And Blue
                        5. Sleeping Aides And Razorblades
                        6. Rumors In Town
                        7. Throwaway Style
                        8. Boulevard Trash
                        9. Jailbird
                        10. Still Crazy
                        11. Busy Signals
                        12. I'm A Pretender (King Louie Mix)
                        13. So Bored

                        Island Of Love

                        Island Of Love

                          Originally called 'Love Island' - until "Linus didn't make the audition process so we jumbled it around" (or, possibly, for legal reasons) - Third Man London's first signing settled instead on 'Island of Love'.

                          For the label, an island within the UK music scene is exactly what Karim, Linus and Daniel are: feedback-fuelled adolescents with a depth of songwriting unheard since Teenage Fanclub's formative 'Catholic Education', and late '80s Dinosaur Jr. So mind-bendingly good are the group that Third Man co-founder and owner Ben Swank presented an offer approximately thirty seconds after they played the opening weekend of Third Man's new Soho digs ( to the extent that the drummer left the stage with paint up his back).

                          Bonded by playing in various punk, hardcore and metal bands in their hometown of London, Island of Love's now double frontmen, Linus and Karim, would write and share demos between their family homes. The lo-fi, fuzzy fruits of these sessions melded into 2020's seven song 'Promo Tape', followed by 2021’s Third Man EP ‘Songs of Love’. Now, no longer a bedroom project, they present their adrenaline-filled debut, awashed with guitar distortion, Linus and Karim's dark harmonies and contemplative lyrics beyond their teenage years. This special release is sure to go down in both the TMR history books as well as mosh pits nationwide

                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Barry says: Island Of Love's debut is a roaring mix of 90's grunge, huge walls of sound and sharp distorted riffs twist under an undeniably tempering vocal performance from both guitarists. 'Grow' is the quintessential mid-point between grunge, pop-punk and indie, full of grit and swimming with earworm melodies.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side 1
                          1. Big Whale
                          2. Fed Rock
                          3. Grow
                          4. Blues 2000
                          5. Sweet Loaf

                          Side 2
                          1. I've Got The Secret
                          2. Losing Streak
                          3. Weekend At Clive's
                          4. Charles
                          5. Never Understand
                          6. It Was All Ok Forever

                          Olivia Jean

                          Raving Ghost

                            Raving Ghost is an album populated by mysterious characters in various states of danger – cursed lovers, doomed souls, women deliriously haunted by unseen forces. Over the course of its 11 spellbinding tracks, Olivia Jean amplifies that drama with her wildly melodic take on garage rock, handling each riff with the power and precision she’s previously shown as a member of the Black Belles and as an in-demand session/touring musician who has played with legends like Wanda Jackson.

                            Featuring backing from such top musicians as My Morning Jacket keyboardist Bo Koster, Jellyfish co-founder Roger Joseph Manning Jr, and drummers Carla Azar (T-Bone Burnett, Nikki Lane) and Patrick Keeler (The Raconteurs, The Afghan Whigs), the album is a feverish collision of goth- punk, power-pop, and classic garage, charged with an energy so intense that the speakers to several of Valentine Recording Studios’ vintage amps ended up blowing out during the sessions. A stunning evolution of the retro-surf sound featured on Olivia Jean’s critically acclaimed past solo work, Raving Ghost ultimately proves the most magnificently heavy and mesmerizing output yet from an endlessly fascinating artist. 

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Martin says: Olivia Jean presents a sleek, enjoyable mid-point between lo-fi garage rock and melodic goth-pop, all topped with Jean's psychedelic vocals. Brilliantly produced and presented too, classic Third Man.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            SIDE 1
                            1. Raving Ghost
                            2. Too Late
                            3. Spider
                            4. Trouble
                            5. I Need You
                            SIDE 2
                            1. Ditch
                            2. Fun
                            3. Fate
                            4. Orinoco Flow
                            5. Godmother
                            6. Don't Leave

                            Clive Stevens And Brainchild

                            Mystery Man - Inc. Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold Remix

                            The third release on Midnight Drive takes us back to the heady days of 1984, New York City. We find Clive Stevens, a UK born saxophonist, producer, writer and poet at the helm of a truly staggering cast of international musicians known as 'Brainchild', recording an LP entitled 'Semjase' for Brazilian label Vôo Livre. The LP featured incredible session musicians whose CV's include work with some of the biggest names in popular music including Chic, Kate Bush, Miles Davis, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and more (the list is endless). One track from this fairly obscure LP - 'Mystery Man' - somehow managed to find its way into the hands of the one and only Daniele Baldelli, who swiftly turned it into a cosmic classic. Present and correct on a number of the cosmic tapes, "Mystery Man" is a truly unique record melding electro-style programming, live percussion, synthesizers and vocals into a blistering slow motion disco jam that'll have you dancing like a loon and scratching your head trying to work out when, where and how it was made. Not content with offering us ucky bunch a first official reissue of this classic, Midnight Drive procured the original 1984 session parts from Clive himself, enabling a brand new remix from Gerry Rooney and Joel Martin aka Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold. Stretching the track to new tripped out heights, Gerry and Joel transform the cosmic roller into a dreamy and dubby tropical pop killer perfect for your next Balearic dancefloor set.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Patrick says: Holy interplanetary beach resort Batman! Midnight Drive pluck one of the finest Cosmic classics from the Baldelli tapes and deliver a first official reissue of the mega "Mystery Man". Alongside the original mix of this totally tropical electro-funk killer we get the dubby delight of a brand new extension from Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold. Top one!

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A. Mystery Man (Disco Mix) 
                            B. Mystery Man (Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold Special Disco Mix) 

                            Sunburned Hand Of The Man


                              A genuinely sprawling collection of high-fidelity mutation music that suits the compact disc format perfectly, Hypnotape is the third consecutive Sunburned Hand Of Man album of studio assemblages following 2019’s Headless and 2021’s Pick A Day To Die. Recorded throughout 2021 and 2022, it’s an album possessed with a peculiar runaway locomotion which jump cuts feverishly between unusual atmospheres yet maintains a beguiling consistency—throbbing, twisting, undulating rhythmic blast-offs suddenly kick the door down into serene realms of nuanced acoustic privacy which are unexpectedly plunged back, face first into a miasma of shirtless, raging thuggery, ad infinitum. The album is notable in the group’s monstrous catalog for a few reasons: first, it showcases founding member Conrad Capistran stepping out from behind the keyboards and electronics to spread his smooth, buttery baritone atop the majority of the tracks.

                              From his velvet cooing above the pulsing whirlwind of opener “People Person” to his vivid and febrile musings as a trip reporter on the frontlines of the meltdown zone on “Roger” his honeyed vocals guide the listener Virgil-like through the inferno all the way to the album’s finale where he duets with Ron Schneiderman on the old Dino Valenti / Quicksilver chestnut “What About Me”. Secondly, it features the recorded debut of Sunburned’s longtime friend and collaborator Mark Perretta after years of touring with the group. Some may remember Perretta from his days stomping across the primordial Boston underground of the late ’80s / early ’90s with the mighty Subskin Cables or his solo career as Deluxx but most, no doubt, will be familiar with his stint with Lou Barlow, John Davis and Bob Fay as Deluxx Folk Implosion, most notably when Perretta’s whimsical ode to fatherhood “Daddy Never Understood” was used in the opening sequence to Larry Clark’s beloved coming of age tale Kids in 1996. Finally, with Hypnotape, Sunburned steps into the hallowed VHF arena after decades of hovering along adjacent corridors!

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. People Person
                              2. Roger
                              3. Barefoot On Brush
                              4. Music
                              5. Hypnotape
                              6. The Sun > The Moon > The Stars > The Earth
                              7. Priest Of The Village
                              8. Violate The Silence
                              9. That Which Is
                              10. Salt Taffy
                              11. Sweat Ship
                              12. Dragon Drainer
                              13. With Zeus
                              14. Salad Bar
                              15. Height
                              16. Edward's Buggy
                              17. What About Me

                              Tin Man


                                Renowned acid cosmologist Johannes Auvinen, best known by his alias Tin Man, leaves the club floor behind for a full-length kosmische excursion on Bureau B. Since his first Tin Man records nearly 20 years ago, Auvinen has impelled acid—in the grand tradition of Phuture and co.—into shapes and forms heretofore uncharted. He does it again on his latest, "Arles," exploring a new realm of impressionistic beauty where pristine, heartfelt melodies dance delicately atop austere motorik rhythms. It's a trip you'll want to take again and again.

                                Confidence Man

                                RE-TILT EP (RSD23 EDITION)

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

                                  A 7-track digital EP released in the back-end of 2022 is released on a 12" for the first time. Featuring 'TILT' reworks from Tame Impala, CC:DISCO!, X-COAST, Daniel Avery, CHAI and Erol Alkan. 'TILT' is the much-loved and acclaimed second album from Confidence Man which came out on Heavenly Recordings in April 2022. Written and self-produced by the band and mixed by Ewan Pearson (Metronomy, Jagwar Ma, Pet Shop Boys, Jessie Ware), the release of 'RE-TILT' follows the band's sold out 2022 headline tour. Starts and lands in time for the summer festival season. 

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1.1 Holiday (Tame Impala Remix)
                                  1.2 Luvin U Is Easy (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)
                                  1.3 Relieve The Pressure (X-COAST Remix)
                                  1.4 Angry Girl (CHAI Version)
                                  2.1 Break It Bought It (CC:DISCO! Dub Mix)
                                  2.2 Feels Like A Different Thing (Daniel Avery Remix)
                                  2.3 Holiday (Erol Alkan OOO Rework)

                                  Max Romeo

                                  Every Man Ought To Know (RSD23 EDITION)



                                    First time on vinyl in at least 30 years, this underground collectable from producer Bunny Lee features early '70s productions with Max Romeo The album was originally distributed by (VP Records family) Chin Randy's in North America.

                                    The White Stripes

                                    Elephant - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                      The White Stripes are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their RIAA Platinum-certified 2003 fourth studio album, Elephant, with a limited edition 2xLP version of the original Elephant album released on Red Smoke (1st LP) & Clear with Red & Black Smoke (2nd LP) colored vinyl.

                                      Released on April 1, 2003, Elephant swiftly proved to be a critically acclaimed, award-winning phenomenon, as well as garnering worldwide popularity, peaking at #6 on the Billboard 200 while also topping the UK’s Official Albums Chart. Largely recorded over two weeks in April 2002 at London’s analogue Toe Rag Studios, Elephant includes such now-classic singles as the GRAMMY® Award-winning “Seven Nation Army,” “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself,” “The Hardest Button To Button,” and “There’s No Home For You Here,” all of which prompted Rolling Stone’s David Fricke to hail the album as quite simply, “a work of pulverizing perfection.”Elephant went on to win the 2004 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Alternative Album” and was an “Album of the Year” nominee. 

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Seven Nation Army
                                      2. Black Math
                                      3. There’s No Home For You Here
                                      4. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
                                      5. In The Cold, Cold Night
                                      6. I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother’s Heart
                                      7. You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket
                                      8. Ball And Biscuit
                                      9. The Hardest Button To Button
                                      10. Little Acorns
                                      11. Hypnotize
                                      12. The Air Near My Fingers
                                      13. Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine
                                      14. It’s True That We Love One Another

                                      The Tallest Man On Earth

                                      Henry St.

                                        Kristian Matsson has never remained in one place for very long. Having spent much of the last decade touring around the world as The Tallest Man on Earth, Matsson has captivated audiences using, as The New York Times describes, every inch of his long guitar cord to roam the stage: darting around, crouching, stretching, hip-twitching, perching briefly and jittering away. Mr. Matsson is a guitar-slinger rooted in folk, and his songs are troubadour ballads at heart.

                                        Now, Matsson returns as The Tallest Man on Earth with Henry St., his sixth studio album following 2012's There's No Leaving Now, full of vivid imagery, clever turns-of-phrase, and devastating, world-weary observations (Under The Radar) and 2015's Dark Bird Is A Home, his most personal record surreal and dreamlike (Pitchfork). Henry St. notably marks the first time he recorded an album in a band setting. My entire career Ive been a DIY person mostly fuelled by the feeling that I didn't know what I was doing, so Id just do everything myself. But now, longing for the energy that's only released when creating together with others, Matsson invited his friends to come and play.

                                        Nick Sanborn (of Sylvan Esso) produced Henry St., which includes contributions from Ryan Gustafson (of The Dead Tongues) on guitar, lap steel and ukulele, TJ Maiani on drums, CJ Camerieri (of Bon Iver) on trumpet and French horn, Phil Cook on piano and organ, Rob Moose (of Bon Iver, yMusic) on strings and Adam Schatz on saxophone.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Bless You
                                        Looking For Love
                                        Every Little Heart
                                        Slowly Rivers Turn
                                        Major League
                                        Henry St.
                                        In Your Garden Still
                                        New Religion

                                        The Big Boss

                                        Inner Space

                                          The latest from The Big Boss aka Manchester based Kiwi Martin Byrne Inner Space takes hypnotic grooves and deep electronic beats, adding sweeping synth melodies and a splash of chopped up vocals to make this an album for true electronic music lover.

                                          North Americans

                                          Long Cool World

                                            Long Cool World is a blissful collection of instrumental folk tunes from Patrick McDermott and Barry Walker. This is the studio follow up to 2020's well-received, Roped In, which was covered by Uncut, Pitchfork, Shindig!, No Depression, Flood, LA Times, Glide, Mojo, and Aquarium Drunkard .

                                            Where Roped In was constructed in isolation with the two partners sharing their parts digitally, Long Cool World is the second collaboration for the song writing duo but the first where they actually recorded together in person, attempting to inject a more human element to the overall sound. North Americans continues to tip-toe the line between folk and ambient, carving out their space in the cosmic pastoral genre. Their ultimate goal being to mimic the rhythm and beauty of the small everyday moments in our lives.

                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            Barry says: I'm a big fan of North Americans, and 'Long Cool World' confidently treads similar ground to their wonderful 2018 LP 'Going Steady' and the equally brilliant 'Roped In' from 2020. It's beautiful swimming psychedelic drone, rich in organic groove and heady American Primitive slide guitar. Even heavier this time on the drone, which is no bad thing.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            SIDE 1

                                            1. The Living End
                                            2. Classic Water
                                            3. The Last Rockabilly
                                            4. The River Is Wide
                                            5. Think Of Me As A Place

                                            SIDE 2

                                            1. The Nighthawks Are Out
                                            2. Crossed Up
                                            3. Western Town, With Road To Mountain
                                            4. Bad Box

                                            Lalo Schifrin

                                            Man On A Swing (Music From The Motion Picture)

                                              Wewantsounds is delighted to release Lalo Schifrin's soundtrack for 'Man On A Swing' featuring Schifrin's superb mix of jazz, bossa, groove and atmospheric soundscape. The soundtrack, recorded in LA with the Wrecking Crew's Emil Richards, Bud Shank and Howard Roberts among others, finds the composer at his most inspired. The score plays like a long suite alternating Bossa Nova ("Juke Box Source"), Lounge Jazz ("Trip to LA") and groove ("FM Groove") with superb "suspense" soundscapes like "Rosehaven Hotel". Delving in the Paramount tapes, the label has re- sequenced the soundtrack from scratch and found several unissued queues as bonus tracks.

                                              Among which the mindblowing rhythm track for the title 'Radio Source', featuring a super funk breakbeat. The soundtrack has been remastered for vinyl by Colorsound studio and features liner notes by Jeremy Allen with artwork by Eric Adrian Lee. 'Man on a Swing' is pure undiluted Schifrin from the early 70s.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Maggie's Theme 1
                                              2. Juke Box Source
                                              3. Evelyn Story
                                              4. Beetle Search
                                              5. Rosehaven Motel
                                              6. Trip To LA
                                              7. Maggie's Theme 2
                                              8. Stressed Out/Choked Up
                                              9. Janet's Mazurka
                                              10. Maggie Retraced
                                              11. Factory Vibe
                                              12. A Wet Nothing
                                              13. Suspense/Wills' Trance Pt. 1
                                              14. Bell Signals
                                              15. Taken Away
                                              16. Radio Source
                                              17. FM Groove
                                              18. Forest Finale
                                              19. Penultima Trance
                                              20. Parking Lot Shuffle
                                              21. Dialatone
                                              22. Wills' Trance Pt. 2/Wills' Trance Pt. 3
                                              23. Wills' Trance Pt. 4
                                              24. Gratitude
                                              25. Empty Torch/Mailman/Phone Voice
                                              26. On The Move
                                              27. Wills' Last Trance
                                              28. End Credits
                                              29. Radio Source Rhythm (Alt. Take)
                                              30. Juke Box Source (Alt. Take)

                                              Boy Harsher

                                              Lesser Man - 2023 Reissue

                                                Lesser Man (Extended Version) is the first release of Boy Harsher`s imprint, Nude Club Records, originally released on cassette by Soft Science in (2014), and Night People (2015). The album was reissued by the infamous Berlin goth label aufnahme + wiedergabe in Nov 2017 on 500 copies, and sold out in less than two weeks. Remastered by Thomas P. Heckmann at Trope Mastering, Lesser Man (Extended Version) includes the dark wave hit, “Pain” and the unreleased track “Run” which was recorded during the Lesser Man session.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Lust
                                                2. Modulations
                                                3. Pain
                                                4. Run
                                                5. Crimea
                                                6. Love
                                                7. Spell

                                                Download Code Bonus Tracks:

                                                Bonus 1. Pain (The Soft Moon Remix)**
                                                Bonus 2. Pain (Radio Edit)** 

                                                Gina Birch

                                                I Play My Bass Loud

                                                  London-based Gina Birch began her storied career in music in 1977 when she formed the feminist punk band The Raincoats with fellow Hornsey School of Art student, Ana da Silva. Gina and Ana witnessed an early performance by The Slits and although neither of them knew how to play any instruments, they knew they had to start a band. Just months after they picked up their instruments they were on stage doing their thing around London and the UK in the fledgling and groundbreaking punk rock scene. The Raincoats quickly developed a large and loyal groups of fans and supporters, among them Red Krayola, Swell Maps and Geoff Travis and his new record label, Rough Trade. The Raincoats went on to record 3 albums for Rough Trade that are frequently found on lists of the most important records of the punk rock era and are still name checked as influences by artists today.

                                                  Originally, The Raincoats broke up in 1984 but were talked into reforming in 1994 when Kurt Cobain asked them to go on tour in support of Nirvana (sadly, that never happened). With a renewed interest in the band led by Kurt and Kim Gordon, The Raincoats records were reissued with liner notes by Kurt and Kim themselves. Worldwide tours and a brand new 4th album on DGC resulted in 1996. The Raincoats still perform today for special events and have started their own record label, We Three Records, to handle their back catalog.

                                                  Gina is a respected painter, a celebrated filmmaker and video director (directing videos for The Libertines and New Order to name a few) and is a mother of 2 wonderful daughters. She has formed and fronted the band Dorothy and The Hangovers.

                                                  In September of 2021, Gina released her first ever solo single, Feminist Song, on Third Man Records in celebration of the opening of their brand new London location. Now Third Man release Gina’s brand new and first ever solo full length album, I Play My Bass Loud, recorded by Martin “Youth” Glover from Killing Joke and featuring Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Laura says: The debut solo album from the former Raincoats singer / bassist is a glorious amalgamation of new and old sounds. Meandering bass weaves around brooding synths, while Gina's vocals sway from heavily processed and angsty to softer (but no less defiant) to sprechgesang and spoken word. There are some great dub infused tracks that hark back to late 70s post-punk too. It's an album that could really have been made any time between 1977 and the present day and would sit nicely alongside your The Raincoats, The Slits, Big Joanie and Dry Cleaning LPs.


                                                  Dopesmoker - 2023 Reissue

                                                    Dopesmoker remastered from original master tapes for the first time ever. 

                                                    Notes from the 2012 Southern Lord Issue:
                                                    Formed as a Bay Area hc/punk rock band called Asbestosdeath, the band changed their musical direction and name and debuted as Sleep with their Volume One album in 1991. After Justin Marler left the band, the core lineup of Al Cisneros, Matt Pike and Chris Hakius went into the studio to record a demo cassette that they sent to Earache Records. The recording was released in November of 1992 (exactly as received by the label!) under the name Sleep’s Holy Mountain and went on to forever alter the musical landscape. Countless current bands cite Sleep’s Holy Mountain as a major inspiration, and the unique sound and style of the record can be heard in many subsequent releases by bands from all over the world.

                                                    Sleep’s Holy Mountain created such a humongous buzz that major label London Records signed the band. Unfortunately, the label lacked the vision necessary to actually follow through and release the album that Sleep recorded, mostly because it took the not-radio-friendly form of a Single song — a 63 minute long ode to weed — called Dopesmoker. Sleep returned to the studio and edited the track down to 52 minutes and re-titled it Jerusalem, but it was again rejected. London Records shelved the record and dropped the band, leading to their dissolution.

                                                    Dopesmoker was recorded by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Melvins) at Record Two Studio in Comptche, California. While recording the song, it began to form differently than the band had originally envisioned. Pike stated that “The song was getting slower and slower and then it got weird. We started tripping out and second guessing ourselves.” Recording the album was difficult. Pike recalled that “There was so much to memorize for that album, and we had to do it in like three different sections because a reel-to-reel only holds 22 minutes. It was really cool, but it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in in my life.” Sleep were in the studio for one month then went home to rehearse and returned for another month. Pike noted that they ended up with two or three different versions of the song.

                                                    In the aftermath of the breakup of the band, four versions of the album were released. In 1999, Jerusalem came out with a running time of 52 minutes and is a single composition split into six identically-named tracks. There are 3 different versions/releases of Jerusalem: (1) a rare London Records promotional disc, (2) a bootleg with cover art by Arik Roper, and (3) the Rise Above/Music Cartel Records release. All three of these versions are edited and considered unauthorized versions. The version of the album titled Dopesmoker was released on April 22, 2003 by Tee Pee Records on compact disc and vinyl with a 63-minute running time. That version is the only version the band considers to be “authorized” and worthy of release. Dopesmoker stands as one of the towering achievements in recent metal history... a mesmerizing, intoxicating, and incredibly complex song that is still unrivaled in the annals of (stoner) metal.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Dopesmoker (1:03:29)
                                                    2. Hot Lava Man (8:25)

                                                    Third Man Books Present

                                                    Maggot Brain (Issue #11)

                                                      Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal: 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content – art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more – with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page.

                                                      ON THE COVER: This issue is dedicated to the memory of astral traveling saxophone colossus PHAROAH SANDERS, with a tremendous evaluation of his most important work by the great music writer Andy Beta as the cover feature, rare images by Leni Sinclair, and a brief remembrance by film director Jeff Feuerzeig.

                                                      COLUMNS: - Lucy Sante - New column is about her collage practice, which was unknown until recently. Unsurprisingly it’s great work. - Mimi Lipson – Returns with another advice column filled with warmth, humor, and even advice.

                                                      JAZZ ROUNDTABLE – with Ben Jaffe, Sam Cohen, Bekah Flynn, and Makaya McCraven: New Orleans’ entire history as refracted through the work of Charlie Gabriel of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, an absolutely deep and important piece we are so stoked for.

                                                      THINKING FELLERS – An overview related to new reissues, written by none other than your favorite writer from Bananafish.

                                                      SOME CHURCHES – Amazing images of small churches, rural and urban, from the collection of the Library of Congress.

                                                      ALSO FEATURING: MICK COLLINS – Tremendous career-spanning feature on the Gories/Dirtbombs frontman by the great RJ Smith. LAMBCHOP – A great new album for Merge and an expansive theater piece Kathy Lindenmayer goes deep with leader Kurt Wagner. XV – Detroit’s new no wave supergroup deconstructs an interview, with musician Adam Taub. GHOST RIDERS – ‘60s/‘70s North American downer psych-pop/ garage “Coming of Age Garage Ballads,” Glen Morren turns in a lengthy overview. ERNEST HOOD – A feature on the heralded Pac NW ambient composer, amazing ephemera to choose from courtesy the RVNG peeps. THE HI RHYTHM SECTION - Tennie, Charles, and Leroy! An often hilarious feature by Jason Gross from Perfect Sound Forever. EDEL RODRIGUEZ – Contemporary Cuban-American graphic artist interviewed by Britt Daniel from Spoon – they’ve collaborated together. WEDNESDAY KNUDSEN – An overview of the work of this genius rural Massachusetts- based contemporary zone folk goddess, by Michelle Dove. ALPACA BROTHERS – In depth feature by Matt Goody (whose new book on Flying Nun’s history is a must). MATTHEW DICKMAN – The great skater poet and poet/skater, introduced by Alex Behr. CHARLES GILLAM SR – Gabe from Desert Island interviews the New Orleans-based music obsessive and folk artist. KING KONG – Former Homestead Records honcho Ken Katkin is here with ten trenchant observations on a reunion show by Louisville’s finest.

                                                      Man... Or Astro-Man?

                                                      Distant Pulsar

                                                        “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. ''We are a way for the universe to know itself. Also, y’all are really going to love this latest Man...or Astro-Man? record. There’s definitely some sick new jams on this one.”—CARL SAGAN. Contrary to popular belief, Pulsars aren’t really stars—or at least they aren’t “living” stars. Pulsars belong to a family of objects called neutron stars that form when a star more massive than the sun runs out of fuel in its core and collapses in on itself. This stellar death typically creates a massive explosion called a supernova. The neutron star is the dense nugget of material left over after this explosive death. We presently have five (5) of them for sale. Contact Astro HQ if you wish to inquire about purchasing a Pulsar (not a star). Pertaining to level 1-C operation personnel only, please note: The counter-back, cross-dimensional vector analysis will relegate the following mechanical device in an advanced reconstitution state within itself when all factors considered in Fig. A.613 are in a state of synchronous phase occurrence. Unnecessarily optriculating any diagnostically challenged auto-burst, ionically charged reversal, or any other predetermined encoding vectors inversely positioned to subtrancontaneous articulation, will cause the immediate redux of excessive dimensional system pressure in all spectral areas within the static margins. The algorithmic blink comparator is to be monitored at maximum rapid succession mode in order to differentiate any binary marker variation. Possible overload vorticity will generate counter-emissions against the potentiometer intermittent spectrum when raised to final loop approach. Further perturbation upheld at the synthetic modulation point will determine any further gradation of draft and various class form drag. Strict adherence to the relation between the outmost perimeter positioning to both the base honing signal point and situational determined impulse ratio is crucial for obtaining full inversion within the ultimate rate of intake. Please handle with caution.

                                                        Mick Harvey

                                                        One Man's Treasure / Two Of Diamonds - 2023 Reissue

                                                          Mick Harvey’s acclaimed One Man's Treasure, originally released in 2005, is a collection of original tracks alongside covers of tracks chosen for Mick’s personal connection with each track. These covers include First St. Blues by country-pop singer Lee Hazelwood, Tim Buckley’s The River, and Mother Of Earth by Jeffrey Lee Pierce of The Gun Club. The creation of One Man's Treasure unravelled spontaneously, the majority of the album was recorded at Harvey’s home studio with him explaining, “It was something I was doing to entertain myself.” After receiving words of encouragement from Mute’s Daniel Miller, Harvey subsequently finished One Man’s Treasure at Atlantis Studios in Melbourne, using his time there to add instrumental and mixing refinements.

                                                          The second album included is Harvey’s Two Of Diamonds, released in 2007. Following the positive reaction to One Man's Treasure, Harvey was reinvigorated to record a new album. This time his band accompanied Harvey: Rosie Westbrook (double bass) and fellow Bad Seeds James Johnston (organ and guitar) and Thomas Wydler (drums), along with guest musicians Rob Ellis from P.J. Harvey's band (piano/drums) and Julitha Ryan (piano) of Melbourne’s Silver Ray. In true Mick Harvey fashion, Two of Diamonds is an eclectic collection of songs: obscure classics combined with original Harvey compositions, including ‘Out of Time Man’ which featured prominently in various TV Series including Breaking Bad, Orphan Black and The Tourist. Arrangements were kept straightforward, in a deceptively effortless manner, for an emotionally powerful punch, passionately delivered from the heart.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          A1 First St.Blues
                                                          A2 Come Into My Sleep
                                                          A3 Louise
                                                          A4 Demon Alcohol
                                                          A5 Man Without A Home
                                                          B1 Planetarium
                                                          B2 The River
                                                          B3 Hank Williams Said It Best
                                                          B4 Bethelridge
                                                          B5 Will You Surrender?
                                                          C1 Photograph
                                                          C2 I Don't Want You On My Mind
                                                          C3 Sad Dark Eyes
                                                          C4 Come On Spring
                                                          C5 Mother Of Earth
                                                          C6 Blue Arrows
                                                          D1 Everything Is Fixed
                                                          D2 A Walk On The Wild Side
                                                          D3 Little Star
                                                          D4 Slow-Motion-Movie-Star
                                                          D5 Out Of Time Man
                                                          D6 Home Is Far From Here

                                                          One of Deewee’s newest family members, 25-year-old Belgian musician and producer, Mozes Mosuse aka Movulango drops his debut EP “Mirror In Man”.

                                                          'We’ve always called him the psychedelic romantic of the studio' say David & Stephen Dewaele, founders of Deewee / Soulwax.

                                                          “Mirror In Man” is proof that you shouldn’t put a time limit on creativity. An utterly forward-thinking five-track musical adventure taking in psychedelic folk jams, woozy electronica and looped-up beats, it is the culmination of a five-year process for Movulango. A journey that has seen Mozes transform from dancefloor-slaying producer (his previous credits include being one-half of Ego Troopers and Future Sound of Antwerp) to a kind of West Coast pop art Balearic troubadour.

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Matt says: Modern synth-punk waver and Deewee's secret weapon young gun; Movulango delivers an unstoppable EP that lands somewhere betwen Hot Chip, Basement Jaxx, Panda Bear and Peter Bjorn and John. Yes - it's mega!

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          A1. The Peak
                                                          A2. Too Absurd
                                                          A3 Through The Motions
                                                          B1. Other Way
                                                          B2. Dozed Off

                                                          Gaz Coombes

                                                          World's Strongest Man - 2023 Reissue

                                                            World’s Strongest Man is the magnificent third solo album by Gaz Coombes. Inspired variously by Grayson Perry’s the Descent of Man, Frank Ocean’s Blonde, Californian weed, British woodlands, unchecked masculinity, Neu! and hip hop (and a whole lot more besides), it’s a truly remarkable collection of eleven deeply personal songs each set to expansive, addictive melody. From the deep soul purge of the title track’ to the coruscating Fripp-goes-motorik sprint of Deep Pockets via the gorgeous cyclonic ballad Slow Motion Life and Vanishing Act’s raw-as-hell stream of consciousness panic attack, World’s Strongest Man is a bold, ambitious, free-thinking, future-facing rock‘n’roll record.

                                                            World’s Strongest Man is the follow up to 2015’s Matador – a record pretty much conceived, recorded and mixed in the studio equivalent of solitary confinement. Following its release, Gaz evolved from ‘the former Supergrass frontman’ to hugely respected Mercury nominated solo artist in the space of just ten months. That album spawned five singles and was described by Q as “his masterpiece”. Like Matador, World’s Strongest Man was written, recorded and produced by Gaz Coombes at his home studio and at Oxford’s Courtyard Studios (with co-production from long time studio partner Ian Davenport in a working process Gaz compares to what it must be like “editing a novel”).

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            Side 1
                                                            1. World’s Strongest Man
                                                            2. Deep Pockets
                                                            3. Walk The Walk
                                                            4. Shit (I’ve Done It Again)
                                                            5. Slow Motion Life
                                                            6. Wounded Egos
                                                            Side 2
                                                            1. Oxygen Mask
                                                            2. In Waves
                                                            3. The Oaks
                                                            4. Vanishing Act
                                                            5. Weird Dreams

                                                            The Boogie Man AKA Sipho Gumede

                                                            Jika Jika

                                                            Back in 1984 South African guitar virtuoso and general gee, Sipho Gumede adopted the one of alias of The Boogie Man for a studio session with Greg Cutler, which has since gone on to be a bit of a digger's bomb. A fact which is utterly unsurprising since the duo made excellent use of the bubbling bassline and sparkling synthery of hip hop / electro classic "The Message". Chuck into the mix a spoken vocal from Sipho (whose pitched delivery had all of us scratching our head to try and discern the language) and some great female backing vox and you have a Balearic dancefloor heater, International disco bomb and crate digging curio perfect for the jobbing bar DJ (Hi Pasta Paul!).

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Patrick says: Well this is a bit of alright innit! Ticking as many boxes as you'd like to name, "Jika Jika" sees South African guitarist Sipho Gumede giving us a tasty Afro-boogie killer based on Grandmaster Flash's Message. Limited as you like so don't sleep!

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1. Jika Jika
                                                            B1. Jika Jika (The Odd Bits)

                                                            Radioactive Man

                                                            Sonic Croniclus Vol 2

                                                            ‘My Idea with these series of 10” records was to do 5 in around a year to 18 months. This got scuppered by the situation at world pressing plants with the extreme wait for records.

                                                            The tracks are all taken from my live set which I’ve been doing over the last few years which has taken in some huge gigs and festivals including Houghton, Dimensions, Ion and extensive club gigs too.

                                                            All of them have the dance floor funk and the artwork is from long term design partner Lung.

                                                            The vibe on these is rolled plasticine using a different coloured vinyl each time. So making the series quite collectable too.’

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Matt says: Our much loved mainframe mangler, hardware technician and cybernetic b-boy, Radioactive Man returns sounding as fresh as ever. Squigly leads, neck-snapping beats, defined low end – there’s no one harnesses the magic of machines like this man. Recommended!

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A. Lord Of Dem Tings
                                                            B. Rubber Dub

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            Southeast Of Saturn, Vol. 2

                                                              Third Man Records is excited to announce Southeast Of Saturn Vol. 2, to be released December 2, 2022. The compilation is a follow up to 2020’s Southeast of Saturn, a collection of music from Detroit’s space-rock/shoegaze/dream pop scene of the ‘90s. The second volume expands upon the Michigan-centric aural delights purveyed on Vol. 1, by including groups from throughout the Midwest. Highlighting groups spanning Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, Vol. 2 works to cement the Midwest's status as a breeding ground for the space-rock and shoegaze subgenres, which more famously burgeoned in the UK.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Feel
                                                              A2. Barrette
                                                              A3. To Ecstasy
                                                              A4. How To Be A+
                                                              A5. Rhodes
                                                              A6. Low Profile
                                                              A7. Odyssey And Oracle
                                                              A8. Belle Chase
                                                              B1. It's No Lie
                                                              B2. Heavens Downward
                                                              B3. Turn On And On
                                                              B4. Abducted To Venus
                                                              B5. Supersonic Kid
                                                              B6. Impulse Red
                                                              B7. Sleepyhouse
                                                              B8. Painting Portraits
                                                              B9. King Of The Wide Eyed Girls
                                                              B10. Pure Surface Theory

                                                              Gil Scott-Heron

                                                              Pieces Of A Man / I Think I'll Call It Morning

                                                                Two tracks taken from his superb debut album, released in 1971.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Pieces Of A Man
                                                                I Think I'll Call It Morning

                                                                Ociya (Tin Man + Patricia)

                                                                Celestial Body Music Part 2

                                                                Johannes Auvinen (Tin Man) and Max Ravitz (Patricia), two devotees in the cult of the TB-303, return to Acid Test with the “Celestial Body Music” series, a follow up to their 2020 LP “Powers Of Ten”.

                                                                Recorded in Ravitz’s studio in Asheville, NC, “Celestial Body Music” once again showcases the pair’s penchant for raw yet emotive dance music. With Auvinen’s signature TB-303 programming and Ravitz’s typical melancholic flair, the duo’s styles merge seamlessly over the course of 8 tracks that harken back to the heyday of American techno and house. Following on from “Powers of Ten”, the pair continue to fix their eyes firmly on the stars, as “Celestial Body Music”’s song titles conjure visions of listening to Dance Mania 12”s on the ISS. With a tonal palette that features the well-trodden sounds of classic analog hardware like the TR-808, TR-909, TB-303, and SH-101, Ociya demonstrate their ability to breathe new life into these old instruments through thoughtful programming, arrangement, and mixing. This is made all the more significant when considering every song was recorded live to 2-track with no editing over the course of a few days. Sweet and savory both, the new material strikes a perfect balance between emotive sensibility and dancefloor appeal.

                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Matt says: Second part of 303 devotional prayer by acid preachers Tin Man and Max Ravitz. Testament to the machine's great power, it's amazing to see producer's squeezing new fresh sounds out of this humble box some 41 years after its conception.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A1. Orbital
                                                                A2. Oort Cloud

                                                                B1. Distant Star
                                                                B2. Open Cluster

                                                                Ociya (Tin Man + Patricia)

                                                                Celestial Body Music Part 1

                                                                Johannes Auvinen (Tin Man) and Max Ravitz (Patricia), two devotees in the cult of the TB-303, return to Acid Test with the “Celestial Body Music” series, a follow up to their 2020 LP “Powers Of Ten”.

                                                                Recorded in Ravitz’s studio in Asheville, NC, “Celestial Body Music” once again showcases the pair’s penchant for raw yet emotive dance music. With Auvinen’s signature TB-303 programming and Ravitz’s typical melancholic flair, the duo’s styles merge seamlessly over the course of 8 tracks that harken back to the heyday of American techno and house. Following on from “Powers of Ten”, the pair continue to fix their eyes firmly on the stars, as “Celestial Body Music”’s song titles conjure visions of listening to Dance Mania 12”s on the ISS. With a tonal palette that features the well-trodden sounds of classic analog hardware like the TR-808, TR-909, TB-303, and SH-101, Ociya demonstrate their ability to breathe new life into these old instruments through thoughtful programming, arrangement, and mixing. This is made all the more significant when considering every song was recorded live to 2-track with no editing over the course of a few days. Sweet and savory both, the new material strikes a perfect balance between emotive sensibility and dancefloor appeal.

                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Matt says: Johannes Auvinen (Tin Man) and Max Ravitz (Patricia), two devotees in the cult of the TB-303, return to Acid Test with the “Celestial Body Music” series, a follow up to their 2020 LP “Powers Of Ten”.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A1. Helium Flash
                                                                A2. Red Shift

                                                                B1. Meteor Shower
                                                                B2. Solar Wind

                                                                Sunburned Hand Of The Man


                                                                  20 years ago Sunburned Hand of the Man released "Headdress" and it cracked there world open.

                                                                  This is not hyperbole. The album resulted in the band becoming the cover children for a scene / genre-defning story titled "New Weird America" by the Wire and also saw the album given a 9.0 / Best New Music tag from Pitchfork ("...the music fows so readily with complete and utter disdain for trend and fashion that it feels simultaneously primitive and advanced..."). Largely out of print since back then, "Headdress" is back to help put the world back on a better path. Remastered for this 20th anniversary edition freshly from the original masters and housed within a gatefold bearing archival photos, this is true head music for true heads. Tune in, shake yr ass and drop out with this ever-providing slab.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Shitless
                                                                  2. Sense Of The Senseless
                                                                  3. The Illness
                                                                  4. Headdress
                                                                  5. Yes, Your Highness
                                                                  6. A Second Guess
                                                                  7. The Underground Press
                                                                  8. Unless You Confess
                                                                  9. End Of The Endless

                                                                  The primer of techno was barely dry or England already had its own variant of the genre: UK techno. “Original Man” by British producer Dave Angel is perhaps the perfect example of what that variant sounded like, back then. If only you knew where to find it. The single was released in 1993 on a record label that has long since ceased to exist. Fortunately, Utrecht-based record label SoHaSo made this transverse techno-soul classic available again, in a punchy remaster. With its juxtaposed rhythm programming and orchestral arrangements, “Original Man” still lives up to its title, even if it is 30 years later. On the flip you'll find “Quarter Pounder”. With its nervous hi-hats and high paced rhythms, this seems like the perfect soundtrack for a highway chase between two roadhouses. As a bonus, SoHaSo has supplemented the vinyl version of this EP with a rare Dave Angel track which also was released back in 1993 on French dance label FNAC. It's called “4th Symphony” and ticks all the right techno boxes: strings, hihats and a melancholic melody. If you wanna learn more about UK techno, you might as well start with this wonderful re-release.

                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                  Matt says: A piece of true UK techno history from an oft-overlooked stalwart of the underground - Dave Angel. Before moving onto drum and bass he was concocting scene defining moments like this. Characterized by his unique and highly frenetic drum palette, warm synths and euphoric energy; there's few early blueprints as good as this.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Original Man
                                                                  Quarter Pounder
                                                                  4th Symphony 

                                                                  Tropical Gothclub

                                                                  Tropical Gothclub

                                                                    Dean Fertita has been at the heart of American rock ‘n’ roll for almost two decades, from his role as an invaluable member of Queens of the Stone Age and The Dead Weather, touring keyboardist with The Raconteurs, and backing musician on records by Jack White, Karen O, Iggy Pop, Brendan Benson, The Kills, Beck, and more. While his own music had been the focus in his role as lead singer, guitarist, and founder of The Waxwings and on recordings as Hello=Fire, Fertita began Tropical Gothclub with no clear mission for a solo album under his own name. In early 2020, the TN-based musician put up a small A-frame in his backyard to use as a writing and recording space while stuck at home during the looming pandemic. With rare time on his hands, Fertita set to work recording demos of the many musical ideas he had accumulated over the years, building upon songs and fragments written during different stages of his busy career. Fertita then enlisted his old friend Dave Feeny – a veteran Detroit musician and owner of The Tempermill recording studios in Ferndale, MI – to help develop the recordings even further, pushing the original demos in deliberate new directions to create a showcase for his wide-ranging songcraft and visionary imagination.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    SIDE 1
                                                                    1. Needles
                                                                    2. Wheels Within Wheels
                                                                    3. Captivated
                                                                    4. Where There Is Water
                                                                    5. Infernal Inside
                                                                    6. No Wonder

                                                                    SIDE 2
                                                                    1. Death Rattle
                                                                    2. Double Blind
                                                                    3. Future To Follow
                                                                    4. Thunder Towards You
                                                                    5. Uniform Looks

                                                                    Lee Fields & The Expressions

                                                                    Faithful Man - 2022 Reissue

                                                                      Since the late sixties Lee Fields has amassed a prolific catalog and has played and toured with such legends as Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, and many more. With a career spanning 43 years, it s mind-blowing that the music he s making today with Brooklyn s Truth & Soul Records is the best of his career. While drawing comparisons to The Moments, The Delfonics, The Stylistics, and of course James Brown, Faithful Man is able to create a space of it s own due to the group s desire to interpret and further the formulas of good soul music rather then imitate them. Chalk that up to Truth & Soul producers and co-owners Jeff Silverman and Leon Michels. These are the same individuals that co-wrote, produced, and played on Aloe Blacc s global smash I Need A Dollar, and have provided the back drop for records by Adele, Ghostface Killah, and Jay-Z to name a few. The older Fields becomes, the closer he gets to perfecting the sound of soul said DJ Oliver Wang about Fields in an NPR feature. Faithful Man is the next step towards perfection. A step that will find Lee Fields & The Expressions finally being bestowed the contemporary soul music crown.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. Wish You Were Here
                                                                      2. Faithful Man
                                                                      3. Who Do You Love
                                                                      4. I Still Got It
                                                                      5. You're The Kind Of Girl
                                                                      6. Moonlight Mile
                                                                      7. Still Hanging On
                                                                      8. It's All Over (But The Crying)
                                                                      9. Walk On Thru That Door
                                                                      10. Intermission

                                                                      Isaac Hayes

                                                                      The Man!: The Ultimate

                                                                        For a new generation of Isaac Hayes fans who first came to him via samples and some outrageous threads, this is the ultimate compilation of his recordings for Stax and his own HBS productions between 1969 and 1977.

                                                                        R. Kelly posing Black Moses style on the poster for his new album. Wu Tang's new video on CD: UK - sampling Ike's Walk On By, employing him for extra vocals, and in the final coup-de-grace using his always imposing presence in person. Samuel L Jackson's Shaft" goes to video - the adverts are there - you know the music.

                                                                        The Face lines up To Be Continued... alongside the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" Scott Walker's "Scott 4" and Air's "Moon Safari", as writer Kevin Braddock terms it "Zen on a CD" moments.

                                                                        And Radio 2's history of funk is narrated by Isaac Hayes...And somewhere on Channel 4 South Park's Chef is cooking up some Chocolate Salty Balls.

                                                                        Isaac Hayes is most surely all around us. In many ways he is now the most relevant of his immediate black music contemporaries - the evocative quartet of Isaac, Marvin, Curtis and Stevie - who revolutionised black music by taking it away from the 7 inch single and moving it on to the long playing format. Two of them have now gone and Stevie Wonder, whatever he says, never appears to have the menace that Ike plays so well in the modern media.

                                                                        Isaac deserves this acclaim. Not only is he an intelligent, gifted artist he is a great songwriter who worried less about getting his publishing on an album than making a great artistic statement. His Hot Buttered Soul was the first album to emerge from a major R&B artist, recorded specifically as an album. It was also a huge success, going high in the Pop, R&B, jazz and easy listening charts. It obviously sold well and suddenly R&B label bosses could see the advantages of letting their artists make album-length statements. Without Hot Buttered Soul and its follow ups The Isaac Hayes Movement and To Be Continued we may never have seen albums such as "What's Going On" or "Curtis" with their extended suites or long, long songs - and would Norman Whitfield have bothered to work on something as outrageous as the 12 minute Papa Was A Rolling Stone?

                                                                        But Hayes' pinnacle was yet to be reached. Over the period covered by our compilation he scored hit after hit: every studio album virtually guaranteed top spot on the R&B charts. He was making records that combined his incredible voice with instrumentation that would later fuel virtually every act out of Bristol in the 90s. And he beat this by writing one of the finest - with one of the most recognisable themes - movie soundtracks of all time with Shaft. And proudly garnering the respect he so richly deserved, he turned up not with a gaggle of beautiful women, but with his grandmother - who had brought up Ike and his sister through incredible poverty in 1950s Memphis. Sheer class.

                                                                        This album is the gathering together of the most important work of one of the most important musicians to have worked in the latter part of the 20th Century.

                                                                        Isaac is all around us - and long may he remain.

                                                                        By Dean Rudland

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Side 1
                                                                        01 Ike's Mood Pt 1
                                                                        02 Walk On By
                                                                        03 Never Can Say Goodbye
                                                                        04 Feel Like Makin' Love

                                                                        Side 2
                                                                        01 Joy
                                                                        02 I Can't Turn Around
                                                                        03 Disco Connection
                                                                        04 Chocolate Chip

                                                                        Side 3
                                                                        01 Ike's Rap II
                                                                        02 Theme From Shaft
                                                                        03 Theme From The Men
                                                                        04 Good Love
                                                                        05 Wonderful
                                                                        06 Rolling Down A Mountainside

                                                                        Side 4
                                                                        01 Part Time Love
                                                                        02 By The Time I Get To Phoenix

                                                                        Captain Beefheart

                                                                        Trout Mask Replica - 2022 Repress

                                                                          Trout Mask Replica is a touchstone in the history of recorded music. The mix of dada absurdist blues and previously unexplored experimental avenues has long been praised as one of the greatest albums of all time. As so eloquently put by John Peel, "If there has been anything in the history of popular music which could be described as a work of art in a way that people who are involved in other areas of art would understand, then Trout Mask Replica is probably that work.”

                                                                          In full partnership with the Zappa Family Trust and to celebrate the relaunch of the seminal Bizarre label imprint, Third Man Records is proud to announce Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's Trout Mask Replica.

                                                                          Out of print on vinyl for nearly ten years, this remaster was helmed by industry legend Bob Ludwig and cut by the estimable Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Utilizing crystalline-quality safety masters kept in the Zappa family vault for decades by the trustworthy Joe Travers, the audio here is positively glorious. Every last skronk breathes full life into the room. Every twisted guitar figure uncurls onto paths previously unpaved. Every last bark and howl shines resolute through the vast emptiness of your mind.

                                                                          Previous countless Trout Mask Replica repressings used scans of scans of scans of the cover image, but the original Cal Schenkel cover photo has been tracked down and reproduced here at its clearest — its resolution from the original release in 1969. If you’ve only ever seen a jpg online or fuzzy, smeared-looking CD issues from the 90’s, be prepared to be wowed by the fully engaging spectrum this iconic image casts.

                                                                          This 2xLP is pressed on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl for that full-on frenetic feeling

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. Frownland
                                                                          2. The Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back
                                                                          3. Dachau Blues
                                                                          4. Ella Guru
                                                                          5. Hair Pie: Bake 1
                                                                          6. Moonlight On Vermont
                                                                          7. Pachuco Cadaver
                                                                          8. Bills Corpse
                                                                          9. Sweet Sweet Bulbs
                                                                          10. Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish
                                                                          11. China Pig
                                                                          12. My Human Gets Me Blues
                                                                          13. Dali's Car
                                                                          14. Hair Pie: Bake 2
                                                                          15. Pena
                                                                          16. Well
                                                                          17. When Big Joan Sets Up
                                                                          18. Fallin' Ditch
                                                                          19. Sugar 'N Spikes
                                                                          20. Ant Man Bee
                                                                          21. Orange Claw Hammer
                                                                          22. Wild Life
                                                                          23. She's Too Much For My Mirror
                                                                          24. Hobo Chang Ba
                                                                          25. The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)
                                                                          26. Steal Softly Thru Snow
                                                                          27. Old Fart At Play
                                                                          28. Veteran's Day Poppy

                                                                          Third Man Books Present

                                                                          Maggot Brain (Issue #10)

                                                                            Cover art by Detroit-based graphic artist Lucy Cahill depicts Wanda Jackson as an alien because why not; with additional recent works by her inside the issue.

                                                                            Glasgow’s justly beloved Belle & Sebastian, hot on the heels of a US tour and their best record in ages, deliver unto us decades’ worth of posters and ephemera, with an interview with Suart Murdoch on the history of the group’s aesthetics.

                                                                            Novelist and longtime friend David Gordon lets us run the full text of his archival talk with celebrated painter and author Duncan Hannah (RIP – and yes he goes into detail about the Lou Reed incident described in Please Kill Me).

                                                                            Kevin Esquire spent hours with Motown’s almost-star from the 1960s and ’70s, Christina Carter, and we have unpublished archival images and many amazing anecdotes.

                                                                            Speaking of Motown, did you know that the son of the great Marxist/ Black liberation activist CLR James was in “mixed race” band Odyssey, who had a record on Motown? We have a great feature on that.

                                                                            Fascinating discussion between guitarist-singer-songriter-innovators Chris Forsyth and Steve Wynn.

                                                                            We have an amazing excerpt from Ben Berton’s new book on Dan Treacy and the TV Personalities, detailing how the first 7” came together and John Peel inadvertently named the band.

                                                                            Nate Carlson goes deep on the Tony Iommi era of Black Sabbath.

                                                                            Why Buffy Saint-Marie matters, now more than ever, by writer and musician Emily Pothast.

                                                                            One of our favorite writers, Sara Jaffe, tells us how her own grandfather wrote the song “I’m My Own Grandpa”! No, really! That alone is worth admission.

                                                                            Plus also too – there’s a terrific and long and excellently illustrated feature on the country and experimental steel guitarist Barry Walker Jr by Tom Humphrey. Our SF Indie Scene Report: 2022 is so well done that it’s going to knock your socks off. Plus Lucy Sante and Mimi Lipson and the tape column and Katie Lass on her soon-to-be classic ‘Hypnopomp’ LP and the great Jay Ruttenberg on Sessa, whew. Plus also of course beautiful images galore, and more besides.


                                                                            Cry With Tears: Greek-Albanian Songs Of Many Voices

                                                                              Isokratisses (Greek for "women who sing the "iso" or "drone") is a vocal ensemble comprised of eight women who carry the ancient tradition of polyphonic songs from Epirus: a region in northern Greece and southern Albania. Born and reared in the Greek speaking villages around Deropoli and Politsani in Albania, the women of Isokratisses have sung these songs since childhood. The group ranges in age from 19 to 56 with some sisters in the group as well as an aunt. They were nurtured by this archaic music, listening and singing it with their family and friends. The songs were passed down from generation to generation. The group started its artistic activity in 2015, after the singer Anna Katsi took the initiative to encourage the younger members to perform regularly. The communal nature of polyphonic singing is a way of revitalizing an art that has declined in recent years and to reassert the primacy of female voices in the southern Balkans. Singing these songs builds an invisible bridge that connects the present with the past, the memories of childhood travel with the immediacy of daily life. On Oct 14, 2022, Third Man Records will release a full album of these solo polyphonic songs, with Grammy-winning producer Christopher King. "It is social music, woven into the fabric of poor, marginalized, and disenfranchised communities. Many of the songs are variations of mirologia (songs of fate, songs of morning) that used to be sung throughout the southern Balkans but have largely disappeared on an informal cultural level except for Epirus. Structurally, the songs are pentatonic (five notes with no semitones) and are composed of three or four distinct melodic voices that weave together in an organic yet unexpected way. The remaining members of the group provide the iso or “drone” that is the low tonic note of the melody." - Chris King.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. You've Put A Spell On Me
                                                                              2. Between The Three Seas
                                                                              3. Rina, Katerina
                                                                              4. On Deropoli's Plain
                                                                              5. The Ballad Of The Handkerchief
                                                                              6. All Day Long
                                                                              7. Little Apple Tree On The Cliff
                                                                              8. Five Months Married
                                                                              9. My Basil
                                                                              10. Bitter Orange
                                                                              11. Verginada
                                                                              12. Last Night's Dream
                                                                              13. Nani Nani

                                                                              Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros

                                                                              Live In Colorado, Vol. 2

                                                                                Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros - consisting of Bobby Weir, Don Was, Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti - are set to release their second batch of live recorded material this year. Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado Vol 2 is out October 7 on Third Man Records, a follow-up to the first volume of the critically acclaimed live performance collection.

                                                                                Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado, Vol 2 features more songs recorded at the band’s live performances at the historic Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado on June 8, 9, 11, 12, 2020, including classic Grateful Dead hits, "Ripple" and "Brokedown Palace" along with covers of Merle Haggard and Marvin Gaye. These shows were the group’s first live audience concerts in over a year and featured Greg Leisz on pedal steel, along with The Wolfpack: Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling and Sheldon Brown. “Been too long,” Weir said of the performances, “but I can’t think of a better place to pick it back up…”

                                                                                Live in Colorado, Vol 1, received acclaim from LA Times, Forbes, USA Today, Billboard and more. In their review for Volume 1, Pitchfork Says, "Weir's rootsy trio offer a more intimate reimaging of his former group's historic counter cultural songbook."

                                                                                Weir explains “I’ve been workin’ in my spare time on expanding the sonic coloration of the songs I do. The Wolfpack is basically a step toward full orchestration - and further, I gotta say, these guys are game. We worked on the arrangements a bit but eventually we needed to trot it all out and play it for folks - and right at that moment, the folks in Colorado reached out and told us they were gonna open up. Holy Shit, WTF? Let’s Go.


                                                                                That Man Is Forward

                                                                                  Legendary Jamaican trombonist Rico Rodriquez was a key member of the 2Tone family, being a member of The Specials live line up as well as performing on many of their records including, of course, "A Message To You Rudy" along with releasing 2 LP's for the label in his own right.

                                                                                  This was his first LP for the label and includes such legends as Sly & Robbie, Ansell Collins, Cedric Brookes, Deadly Headley Bennet and Winston Wright.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1 Easy Snappin'
                                                                                  2 Fiesta
                                                                                  3 Chang Kai Shek
                                                                                  4 Stay Out Late
                                                                                  5 Red Top
                                                                                  6 X
                                                                                  7 Ganja
                                                                                  8 That Man Is Forward

                                                                                  Diving once more into the forgotten corners of the electric Spanish music scene from the 80's and early 90's, Soundway reissue Scan Man's full single "Arabian"

                                                                                  Bringing together a Furious Five retro styled bounce & rhyme and a bite of UK street soul, the track is taken from 2021's hugely popular compilation Ritmo Fantasía. Expect soulful American expat rap layered over sitar-like sounds, and a tumbling, rattling, 808 pattern. Along with the original track and instrumental, DJs Trujillo and Ray Mang serve a souped up instrumental primed for modern dancefloors.

                                                                                  Recorded at the CEV Studios in Madrid, Arabian was the first composition and production of Marcos Manzanares to get an official release. Using an Ensoniq Mirage Sampler (one of the early, affordable synth samplers), and with Stephen Sutton providing the vocals for the track, he first made his entry into the Spanish music scene. A short while later he would go onto make a career for himself under the name of Tension808, releasing with major labels like Sony Music and EMI Chrysalis.

                                                                                  For fans of: Soundway's Ritmo Fantasia compilation, Adonis, 808 State, Inner City, Nu Genea, Afrika Bambaataa

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Arabian (Instrumental)
                                                                                  Arabian (Mang & Trujillo Long Version)

                                                                                  KC And The Sunshine Band

                                                                                  I'm Your Boogie Man - Inc. Todd Terje Edit

                                                                                    The second of two TK treats this week, this 10" sees the long awaited official release of Todd Terje's classic edit of KC & The Sunshine Band's "I'm Your Boogie Man", backed with the stone cold original of course. This KC & The Sunshine Band classic has been written into dancefloor DNA over the past forty years, with everyone from Greg Wilson to Armand Van Helden pitching a little bit of the irrestible groove to make their productions pop. Superb percussion, a killer piano and bass duet, divine rhythm guitar and hot brass all support the super cool funk vocal, making for an all time disco funk classic. The flipside sees Terje doing his thing with aplomb reworking the track with the kind of floor filling, set killing arrangement you'd expect from the Norse god of the dancefloor. If you're after white noise filters, disco donks and gimmicky fx then take a walk buddy; our man Terje keeps it classy with a good old fashion extension that'll get the crowd working overtime. 

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    I'm Your Boogie Man
                                                                                    I'm Your Boogie Man (Todd Terje Edits)

                                                                                    The Paranoyds

                                                                                    Talk Talk Talk

                                                                                      The Paranoyds are Southern California DIY rock royalty. Fueled by the fiery energy of their live shows paired with raw lyricism and subtle societal commentary, The Paranoyds are unafraid and unapologetically in perpetual pursuit of a good time. The four-piece is made up of Laila Hashemi (keyboardist-vocals), Lexi Funston (guitars/vocals), Staz Lindes (bass/vocals) and David Ruiz (drums, vocals) who together masterfully blend light-hearted playfulness with sharp sincerity over fuzzy guitar, dreamy vocals and punchy, punky rock-n-roll.

                                                                                      Talk, Talk, Talk, the sophomore album from The Paranoyds gives the band space to expand, evolve and above all, have fun. Over 11 tracks, the band experiments with sounds that span an eclectic array of genres–from jazz, to lo-fi punk-rock, to groovy R&B–that melt together showcasing the innovative range of The Paranoyds.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      SIDE 1
                                                                                      1. BWP
                                                                                      2. Lizzie
                                                                                      3. Nissan Overdrive
                                                                                      4. Typing
                                                                                      5. Single Origin Experience
                                                                                      6. Freak Out
                                                                                      SIDE 2
                                                                                      1. Andrew
                                                                                      2. Over And Done
                                                                                      3. 6th Street Bridge
                                                                                      4. LA 2032
                                                                                      5. Sunburn

                                                                                      Third Man Books Present

                                                                                      Maggot Brain (Issue #9)

                                                                                        WE HAVE COLUMNS FOR YOU, by Lucy Sante (their first autobiographical writing for us, touching and brilliant); we have a tear-jerker of an advice column by Mimi Lipson; the tapes column is more succinct this time; the forgotten hip-hop column is on the enigmatic Son of Bazerk!; we revisit the roadside America column with a dinosaur theme because why not; we take a look at forgotten early Hawaiian music in the reissue column; we go into detail about why the mysterious Seymour Glass from Bananfish matters so much; and there’s a terrific first-person account of growing up in DC right when Fugazi hit and why that band was such a crucial signpost for misfits of all stripes at the time. Our columns alone are worth the price of admission, hah.


                                                                                        Raymond Pettibon: In a wide-ranging and sweet interview by Adam Woodhead Pettibon walks us through his entire career, and even makes economics sound interesting.

                                                                                        John Waters: We have a beautiful discussion on the merits of transgression in today’s climate by Feral House publisher and old friend Christina Ward.

                                                                                        Cheri Knight: The great Seattle-based scribe Dave Segal goes deep on this neglected experimental pop musician from Olympia in the '80s.

                                                                                        David Nance: Editor Mike McGonigal is fascinated by the way Nance manages to mix up tributes to other artists, and collaborations, with such deeply strong solo material.

                                                                                        Amy Ruhl:The cinematic visual artist is explored in depth by Chelsea Wolfe.

                                                                                        John Brannon: Check it out: we have the most epic and excellent career spanning photo packed feature by Brannon’s longtime photographer Doug Coombe.

                                                                                        Melvins photo tour diary: Entirely by Buzz Osbourne, photos and words -- this is like a dozen pages and so and taken just months ago. It’s really rad, all shot on their first tour in forever!

                                                                                        Lidia Yuknavitch: Alex Behr turned in a brilliant interview with the cult writer.

                                                                                        Kan Mikami: The Japanese outsider blues-folk musician and actor is interviewed by the LA-based saxophone player and composer Patrick Shiroishi

                                                                                        The Willies: And here we have thanks to Tyler Wilcox the most Maggot Brain type article, a big in-depth, lyrical feature on the Feelies ambient offshoot who have never been written on in-depth. The band’s connection to Downtown minimalism has never been written on this way, and basically you will for the first time understand how the band morphed from the first record into the second, and at least part of why there was so much time in between. We’re not worthy!

                                                                                        Sarah Elizabeth Schantz: We have some brilliant and timely fiction that deals with gun violence by this great writer.

                                                                                        Doorman Memories: Tim Abbondelo delivers a poignant set of memories (in the style of Joe Brainard’s celebrated long poem I Remember) on his days as the doorman to a midsize indie venue.

                                                                                        Barrington Levy

                                                                                        Black Heart Man

                                                                                          Top roots outing from the mellow canary on this dreadlocks man 1980 classic.

                                                                                          Roots Radics in full effect on the big showdown Scientist dub. Produced by Henry 'Junjo' Lawes, recorded at Channel One, mixed by Scientist at King Tubby's.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Black Heart Man
                                                                                          Round Eight

                                                                                          James Taylor Quartet

                                                                                          Man In The Hot Seat

                                                                                            A bona fide legend of the acid jazz / jazz funk scene, James Taylor returns with a stunning new James Taylor Quartet orchestral record 'Man In The Hot Seat'. A sonic collossus of a record, particularly when listening on vinyl, it ties together the effortless melodic funk of the quartet, the fullness of sound that only an orchestra can bring, with James’ love of classic film soundtracks. Created and recorded with the musicianship and production mastery we have come to expect from JTQ this is undoubtedly one of the best sounding records you’ll hear in 2022.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1. Man In The Hot Seat
                                                                                            A2. The Danzig Connection
                                                                                            A3. The New Money Spyder
                                                                                            A4. Don’t Mess With The Champ
                                                                                            A5. Cold War Etiquette

                                                                                            B1. Murder On The Vaporetto
                                                                                            B2. Diametric Opposition
                                                                                            B3. The Gravedigger
                                                                                            B4. Time For Revenge
                                                                                            B5. Night Garden 

                                                                                            Jack White

                                                                                            Entering Heaven Alive

                                                                                              'Entering Heaven Alive' is the fifth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, and released by Third Man Records.

                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                              Barry says: Two LP's in one year? Madness. Fortunately, White is one of the most singularly recognisable talents out there, and manages to imbue 'Entering Heaven Alive' with every bit of his trademark dynamism and stellar riffing skills. It's ANOTHER testament to what an endlessly talented chap he is, and a bloody good listen.

                                                                                              Lola Kirke

                                                                                              Lady For Sale

                                                                                                Lola Kirke stands out like a flash of neon magenta in this nostalgic landscape of Americana tin-types. While many of her singing, songwriting peers look further back for inspiration, Kirke’s sweet spot is decidedly in the excess of the 80’s. Anyone only familiar with Kirke through her on-screen performances (Mistress America, Gone Girl, or Mozart in the Jungle) may be surprised by just how dazzling Lola-playing-Lola can be. Just a few lines into “Better than Any Drug,“ it’s clear no written role could reveal more of Kirke’s wit, lust for life, and sense of humor than this record captures with the help of producer Austin Jenkins (White Denim, Leon Bridges).

                                                                                                Scheduled for release in April 2022, the 10-song sophomore full-length album showcases Kirke’s unselfconscious, country-twinged vocals alongside a brightly colored candy shop of glam-twang guitar riffs, department store tv commercial synth stylings, and swooping, lilting, unabashedly feminine background vocals. Lady For Sale channels a high-spirited insouciance that feels invigorating and familiar, decidedly more easy-going and fun-loving than what we’ve come to expect from its genre (and the world in general) in recent years. This is a party you’ll want to attend.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                SIDE 1
                                                                                                1. Broken Families
                                                                                                2. If I Win
                                                                                                3. Better Than Any Drug
                                                                                                4. Lady For Sale
                                                                                                5. Pink Sky

                                                                                                SIDE 2
                                                                                                1. Stay Drunk
                                                                                                2. The Crime
                                                                                                3. Fall In Love Again
                                                                                                4. No Secrets
                                                                                                5. By Your Side

                                                                                                Lance Ferguson

                                                                                                Got Myself A Good Man / Mango Meat

                                                                                                Lance Ferguson is back for a killer follow-up 7" to his second volume of classic re-works and re-imaginings, Rare Groove Spectrum Vol. 2 - released on Freestyle in late January on LP, CD and digital formats.

                                                                                                We just couldn't resist putting this take on Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers cover of Gladys Knight's Got Myself a Good Man on a 45. Keeping true to the source, yet somehow simultaneously sounding like no-one else, this version is 100% guaranteed to put a spring in the step of any crowd as the sun starts gradually to come out from hiding. Aside from the faithfully executed and expertly recorded drum-track, which sits pretty higher up in the mix than it's precursor, the star of this particular show comes midway through when Lance's lilting and sun-kissed guitar solo comes gliding in. If you can't move to this, even just a little bit, then you might actually be lacking a pulse. Backing things up is the undeniable latin-funk strut of Mandrill's Mango Meat. Given an instrumental work-out here with Remco Keijer's Flute and Daniel Mougerman's keys putting in work over a heavy-as-lead rhythm section, those delectable salsa-inflicted horns upping the spice levels.

                                                                                                Lance's work across the Rare Groove Spectrum series can often be looked on as something akin to a "live re-edit" on the originals, at times switching up sections or extending the groove. These two choice cuts however are a masterclass in subtly teasing out some of the original elements on the tracks that really make them work on a dance-floor, and bringing those to the fore while retaining 100% respect for the OG arrangements.

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Millie says: Ultra funky 7" here to help those feel good vibes flow, covers of some classics Lance Ferguson always delivers with the goods putting his own spin on it.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Got Myself A Good Man
                                                                                                2. Mango Meat

                                                                                                Jack White

                                                                                                Fear Of The Dawn

                                                                                                  Fear of the Dawn is the fourth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, pressed to vinyl at Third Man Pressing, and released by Third Man Records.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. Taking Me Back
                                                                                                  2. Fear Of The Dawn
                                                                                                  3. The White Raven
                                                                                                  4. Hi-De-Ho
                                                                                                  5. Eosophobia
                                                                                                  6. Into The Twilight
                                                                                                  7. Dusk
                                                                                                  8. What's The Trick?
                                                                                                  9. That Was Then (This Is Now)
                                                                                                  10. Eosophobia (Reprise)
                                                                                                  11. Morning, Noon And Night
                                                                                                  12. Shedding My Velvet

                                                                                                  Third Man Books Present

                                                                                                  Maggot Brain (Issue #8)

                                                                                                    Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal: 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content – art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more – with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page. The cover feature is an epic, really long timeline of images and interview with the modern king of arts portrait photography, Michael Lavine. 

                                                                                                    Amazing archival images by Gail Butensky and reflections on Pavement + what we think is the band’s first new interview in a decade in anticipation of their reusion shows and events later this year

                                                                                                    •Tom Scharpling talks about prog rock with Matt Berry

                                                                                                    •a lengthy interview with the SF-based dreamy pop band Cindy by editor Mike McGonigal + Reuben Radding’s killer photos and review of a recent show in Brooklyn by Chicago’s Irreversible Entanglements

                                                                                                    • Ana Gavrilovska on why sax player and drone composer Lea Bertucci matters +Sara Jaffe on how essayist Aisha Sabatini Sloan is a genius

                                                                                                    Confidence Man


                                                                                                      In this world, nothing is certain except taxes, death and Confidence Man. They are unstoppable, unquenchable, undeniable, and if you get in their way, you’re gonna get hurt. Not even a global pandemic could stop Janet, Sugar, Reggie and Clarence from producing an album so fierce, flirty and full of anthems that you might need to sit down before you hit play. Welcome to Tilt, Confidence Man’s second album released on Friday April 1st 2022 on Heavenly Recordings.

                                                                                                      Holiday, the first track to be lifted from the album and today premiered with an as you’d expect technicolour video, was an epiphany. All of a sudden it was there and somehow complete from the get go. Conceived in just a 6 hour session and born from a warped mashup of Underworld and MIA, it’s a child so wrong it’s simply perfect. If life gives you lemonade, drink it.

                                                                                                      Confidence Man’s debut, Confident Music For Confident People, was one of the joys of 2018, laced with savage lyrics and rapturous melodies; a north star of euphoria in an increasingly joyless world. Since then they’ve teased us with the occasional dance-floor snack, but with their follow up album Tilt they are finally serving us the main meal.

                                                                                                      “We’ve been trying for the most epic, hands up, euphoric anthem for a while and this is the first time we’ve come close… Turns out it’s pretty difficult, but nothing’s too hard for con man.” Sugar Bones circa 2021

                                                                                                      “No one tells Confidence Man what to do. Who said a Holiday can’t last forever? Spend big and live free, that’s our motto. And it can be yours too. A vacation is just sunburn at premium prices but a holiday is a state of mind.” Janet Planet circa 2021

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Barry says: As we see from Confidence Man's newest outing, they've not calmed down any and are still bringing the same level of unfettered optimism and inimitable party spirit. Swimming with influence from dance music over the ages but coming together like a seamless entity in it's own right this is a rightful follow up to one of the best LP's of '18.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Woman
                                                                                                      2. Feels Like A Different Thing
                                                                                                      3. What I Like
                                                                                                      4. Toy Boy
                                                                                                      5. Luvin U Is Easy
                                                                                                      6. Holiday
                                                                                                      7. Trumpet Song
                                                                                                      8. Angry Girl
                                                                                                      9. Push It Up
                                                                                                      10. Kiss N Tell
                                                                                                      11. Break It Bought It
                                                                                                      12. Relieve The Pressure

                                                                                                      Pastor Champion

                                                                                                      I Just Want To Be A Good Man

                                                                                                        This album is a tribute to Pastor Wylie Champion, who died while we were in the process of releasing this, his first record, and his wife, Mother Champion, who died a few months earlier.

                                                                                                        We met Pastor Champion a few years ago while we were putting together another release, The Time for Peace Is Now: Gospel Music About Us. We found him in a collection of YouTube videos from the 37th Street Baptist Church in Oakland, California, put together by the pastor there, Bishop Dr. W.C. McClinton. There was quite a lot of talent in those videos, and among them was Pastor Champion whom we liked so much that we decided to make a record with him.

                                                                                                        Pastor Champion wasn’t like any other pastor you’ve ever met. As an itinerant preacher, a carpenter, and a father of five, he made a name for himself traveling up and down the California coast with his electric guitar. He travelled alone and he played alone, well into his seventies. The easiest way to describe him would be as an outsider gospel artist. Other than these bare facts, we never learned much about him—except that he was also the brother of the well-known soul singer Bettye Swann. In fact, most of what we knew about him we got from his sister’s Wikipedia page.

                                                                                                        We decided that because we met Champion through the 37th Street Baptist Church, we would record him there too. We recorded him live on a two-track Nagra reel to reel, as we wanted the album to be analog in the style of traditional gospel recordings. Over the course of two evenings (when the workday was done), Champion taught his band—musicians who had never played together before—a handful of songs, a small selection of the nearly 2,000 fragments of songs and sermons that he regularly performed. We listened in as they all got more familiar with the material and each other over time.

                                                                                                        At some point, we mentioned to Champion that he would have to be interviewed by someone to write notes for the album. He wasn’t too pleased with this idea, saying he’d had a hard life and he didn’t want to talk about it. Over the next few months, we kept asking Champion to talk to someone about his life. He told us that he didn’t want to talk about growing up in Louisiana, his mother being accosted by the Klan, or that his father was a gambler. He didn’t want to talk about being jailed for 90 days for using a whites only bathroom, being in gangs or having a street name. We told him that was fine—he could talk about what he wanted to talk about. And he told us that he didn’t want to talk about anything.

                                                                                                        You know, there are times when you make a record where it’s already made in your mind before you start. But then in the end, the record you thought you were making is not the record you made. We spent years puzzling over this one, trying to figure out what it was saying, who it was for, and how to get people to pay attention to it.

                                                                                                        But Champion knew that this record wasn’t going to be for everyone. He didn’t really care. The important part for him was just getting the message out there in the same way that he always had, travelling alone with his electric guitar. “I want to say what I mean,” he said, “be practical, precise, to the point, and, at the same time, diplomatic.” In other words, he just wanted to be a good man.

                                                                                                        God bless Pastor Champion and Mother Champion, peace be with them and their family. Love to all

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        01 / A1. Intro
                                                                                                        02 / A2. I Know That You’ve Been Wounded (Church Hurt)
                                                                                                        03 / A3. He’ll Make A Way (Trust In The Lord)
                                                                                                        04 / A4. Talk To God
                                                                                                        05 / A5. In The Name Of Jesus (everytime)
                                                                                                        06 / B1. To Be Used By You (I Want To Be A Good Man)
                                                                                                        07 / B2. Who Do Men Say I Am?
                                                                                                        08 / B3. Storm Of Life (Stand By Me)
                                                                                                        09 / B4. In The Service Of The Lord
                                                                                                        10 / B5. I Just Want To Be A Good Man (To Be Used By You) 

                                                                                                        Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros

                                                                                                        Live In Colorado

                                                                                                          Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros—consisting of Bobby Weir, Don Was, Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti—are set to release their first ever vinyl collection of recorded material. Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado is out via Third Man Records—their debut with the label.

                                                                                                          Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado features a collection of songs recorded at the band’s live performances at the historic Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado on June 8, 9, 11, 12, 2020.

                                                                                                          These shows were the group’s first live audience concerts in over a year and featured Greg Leisz on pedal steel, along with The Wolfpack: Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling and Sheldon Brown. “Been too long,” Weir said of the performances, “but I can’t think of a better place to pick it back up…” Weir explains “I’ve been workin’ in my spare time on expanding the sonic coloration of the songs I do. The Wolfpack is basically a step toward full orchestration - and further, I gotta say, these guys are game. We worked on the arrangements a bit but eventually we needed to trot it all out and play it for folks - and right at that moment, the folks in Colorado reached out and told us they were gonna open up. Holy Shit, WTF? Let’s Go.” Third Man Records says “When Don approached us about this project of course we all jumped at the opportunity. The whole live music experience is so important to everyone here at Third Man Records and the chance to work with a few of the all time greats, well it seems like a miracle.”

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Disc: 1
                                                                                                          1. New Speedway Boogie (Live)
                                                                                                          2. Big River (Live)
                                                                                                          3. West L.A. Fadeaway (Live)
                                                                                                          4. Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Live)

                                                                                                          Disc: 2
                                                                                                          1. My Brother Esau (Live)
                                                                                                          2. Looks Like Rain (Live)
                                                                                                          3. Only A River (Live)
                                                                                                          4. Lost Sailor/Saint Of Circumstance (Live)

                                                                                                          Half Man Half Biscuit

                                                                                                          The Voltarol Years

                                                                                                            Brand new studio album from the Merseyside legends Half Man Half Biscuit.

                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                            Barry says: One of our favourite Wirral exports (apart from McQueen, obvs) return for their FIFTEENTH full-length LP. Still having all the superb humour of their early years, bolstered by over 30 years of gigging and songwriting. A fine example of a band enduring AND thriving. A rare combo.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. I'm Getting Buried In The Morning
                                                                                                            2. Rogation Sunday's Here Again!
                                                                                                            3. Awkward Sean
                                                                                                            4. Tess Of The Dormobiles
                                                                                                            5. Grafting Haddock In The George
                                                                                                            6. Big Man Up Front
                                                                                                            7. When I Look At My Baby
                                                                                                            8. Beneath This Broken Headstone
                                                                                                            9. In A Suffolk Ditch
                                                                                                            10. Persian Rug Sale At The URC
                                                                                                            11. Midnight Mass Murder
                                                                                                            12. Token Covid Song
                                                                                                            13. Slipping The Escort
                                                                                                            14. Oblong Of Dreams

                                                                                                            Third Man Books Present

                                                                                                            Maggot Brain (Issue #7)

                                                                                                              The Winter 2021/22 issue of Third Man Books & Records’ MAGGOT BRAIN magazine (DEC/ JAN/ FEB) is extra packed with killer stuff.

                                                                                                              • THE FRONT COVER is a gorgeous 1981 backstage photo of LOU REED, subject of a phenomenal feature by former NY Rocker contributor LISA JANE PERSKY

                                                                                                              INSIDE you will also find:
                                                                                                              • GRATEFUL DEAD: KURT VILE tries to explain them to none other than TOM SCHARPLING
                                                                                                              • A special new piece about the making of the Velvet Underground’s LOADED
                                                                                                              • MYRIAM GENDRON: Track by track guide to her highly anticipated second album
                                                                                                              • LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY: Reprint of the best feature we ever read about him, by ERIK DAVIS
                                                                                                              • KINKE KOOI: Recent works on paper
                                                                                                              • MICHAEL HURLEY: Talks to old friend TARA JANE O'NEIL on Hurley's first studio album in years
                                                                                                              • DOUG HENNING: The magician’s radical roots in Canada’s thriving 1970s prog/glam scene
                                                                                                              • SISTER ROSETTA THARPE: Why she rules so hard, but there’s no need to call her the “godmother of rock 'n' roll” again, thanks
                                                                                                              • GRETCHEN GONZALES DAVIDSON: The mystery and mastery of Detroit’s drone warrior, by Destroy All Monsters’ CARY LOREN
                                                                                                              • THE GOATS: The 1990s’ most forgotten hip-hop collective?
                                                                                                              • DEAN WAREHAM: A multi-page comic strip by MARLY BEYER, on drinking coffee with Dean and Britta and why his new solo record is so excellent
                                                                                                              • PHEW: Japanese experimental artist gets the ANDY BETA treatment
                                                                                                              • ORCHESTRE TOUT POUISSANT MARCEL DUCHAMP by the great SARA JAFFE

                                                                                                              Si Brad Feat Azeem

                                                                                                              Avenue 6 (Is This The Real Life ?) - Inc. Crooked Man Remix

                                                                                                              The second selection from Toko's 2021 collection again sees label mainstay Si Brad man the controls on the sublime and soulful 'Avenue 6 (Is This Real Life?)'. Incorporating the crisp rhythms, heavyweight subs & swelling pads which are such a Toko trademark, Brad brings the bliss to this sensual house heater, enlisting Azeem's emotive vocal tones for an extra helping of soul.

                                                                                                              The label enlist hometown hero Crooked Man for the B side business here, and the techno hero obliges with a pair of ferocious speaker tweaking reshapes.

                                                                                                              Dark and cavernous, the 'Real Crooked' mix combines wall shaking bass, jacking drums and bloodless riffs into a smoke and strobe stomper, repurposing Azeem's vocal as a haunting refrain.
                                                                                                              The dance floor paranoia continues on the 'Crooked Girl, Crooked Boy' mix, a sparse and dissociative take on the original equipped with demented dub FX and some serious bass weight.

                                                                                                              An anthem in its original form, and a main room monster on the remix tip. Toko are back.

                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              Matt says: Second Toko release of the year and I gotta say we're really enjoying the renaissance! With star signings Si Brad & Crooked Man we are in safe hands for anthemic, end-of-holiday bliss. Don't forget this was supposed to come out in summer when it would make a lot more sense! To any DJs playing the southern hemisphere at the moment - your time.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1. Avenue 6 (Is This The Real Life ?)
                                                                                                              B1. Avenue 6 (Real Crooked Mix)
                                                                                                              B2. Avenue 6 (Crooked Girl, Crooked Boy Mix)

                                                                                                              Kelley Stoltz

                                                                                                              Antique Glow - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                Third Man Records is proud to announce the 20th anniversary expanded edition of Kelley Stoltz’s defining album Antique Glow. The announcement is heralded by the release of bonus track "Too Beck". Limited-edition "rainy nights" UK exclusive vinyl will be available on release day.

                                                                                                                Originally self-released in minuscule vinyl-only quantities in 2001, Antique Glow has served not only as a template for the length of Kelley Stoltz’s twenty-plus year career, but has also served as a compass for other Anglophile, TASCAM 388 home recording acolytes. Original copies featured Stoltz’s clever, wry and fanciful hand-painted adornments overtop reclaimed thrift store LP jackets, Third Man’s release here utilizes some of those original unused images for a die-cut sleeve that ultimately gives the listener six different possible album covers.

                                                                                                                The songs are by-and-large masterpieces of bedroom pop magic. From the whispering “Here Comes the Sun”-adjacent acoustic underpinnings of album opener “Perpetual Night” through the fuzz-threaded leads of “Are You Electric?” Stoltz’s inspirations are impeccable and clear. Sixties Davies British Invasion through 80’s British Bunnymen post-punk, with appropriate off-shoots into West Coast American pop-psych, Velvets-indebted hooliganism and Drake/CSNY acoustic attenuations, the end result is pure joy.

                                                                                                                On the expanded version, standout tracks previously relegated to an Australian tour-only CD (like the breathlessly cinematic “Old Pictures”) see their first-ever vinyl and digital release while there’s an additional 10 songs from the Antique Glow-era seeing their first ever release in any format. The cutting room floor quality here is second-to-none, Stoltz clearly gifted with the curse of writing too many indelible songs, so the newly released “Too Beck” (originally cast off by Kelley because he thought “it sounded too much like Beck”) and “Umbrella” stand firm as some of the best, most timeless music Stoltz has ever released... a full two decades after he recorded them!

                                                                                                                With all instruments and vocals performed by Stoltz, the singularity of vision here is impeccably clear and executed.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                1. Perpetual Night
                                                                                                                2. Crystal Ball
                                                                                                                3. Jewel Of The Evening
                                                                                                                4. Underwater's Where The Action Is
                                                                                                                5. One Thousand Rainy Days
                                                                                                                6. Tubes In The Moonlight
                                                                                                                7. 26th Street Floor
                                                                                                                8. Are You Electric
                                                                                                                9. Please Visit Soon
                                                                                                                10. Listen Darkly
                                                                                                                11. Fake Day
                                                                                                                12. Mean Marianne
                                                                                                                13. Mt. Fuji
                                                                                                                14. Silver Lining

                                                                                                                15. Old Pictures (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                16. Immobile Bones (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                17. You'll Find The Truth In The Frying Pan (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                18. You And Me And 100 Others (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                19. You're Making Me Yawn (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                20. Interplanetary Wisdom (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                21. Harmonica Makes The Doggy Go Wild (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                22. Dead John (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                23. Baby's Fingers (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                24. Too Beck (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                25. Discount City VU (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                26. Umbrella (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                27. Spilled Milk (Live On PBS) (Bonus Track)

                                                                                                                Model Man

                                                                                                                Model Man

                                                                                                                  His influences are broad, yet tied together by a strong desire to share his story and spark emotion in the listener. In his hometown he experienced the peak of UK garage and jungle/drum’n’bass. From his early forays into music, playing guitar, to his recent incarnation as Model Man, Mark has always drawn on his eclectic tastes to transmit a range of different feelings.

                                                                                                                  His debut self-titled album traverses a variety of UK-influenced sounds imbued with Model Man’s classical training and his eclectic tastes from Steve Reich to Todd Edwards and Bill Withers; piano keys dancing alongside 2-step beats, jungle breaks slamming down as wistful melodies drift overhead.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Don’t Cry Feat. Hamzaa
                                                                                                                  Sweet Surrender
                                                                                                                  ESC (Holding Back Feat. Rationale)
                                                                                                                  Hurt Feat. Arctic Lake
                                                                                                                  Wait Till Tonight
                                                                                                                  Take Me There
                                                                                                                  Distant Memory
                                                                                                                  Impromptu No1 (Apogee)

                                                                                                                  North Americans

                                                                                                                  Going Steady

                                                                                                                    Official reissue of North Americans' 2018 breakthrough album. Originally limited to 100 vinyl LPs. "For a piece that feels as if it could float away into nothing, Going Steady becomes the night." - NPR.

                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    Barry says: I'm pretty surprised i'd not heard of this before to be honest, because this sort of instrumental folky business is right up mine (and Matt's) alley, and here it gets a beautiful reissue courtesy of the ever-brilliant Third Man. Warm and hazy slide guitar, shimmering reverb and SUPERB psychedelic cover art.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. Grayling
                                                                                                                    2. Bleeding Heart Tetra
                                                                                                                    3. Stanley
                                                                                                                    4. Alice Lake
                                                                                                                    5. Tench
                                                                                                                    6. Going Steady
                                                                                                                    7. Northern Pike (Be Kind To Me)
                                                                                                                    8. Cutty
                                                                                                                    9. Sockeye

                                                                                                                    Dave Chappelle


                                                                                                                      Vinyl pressing of Dave Chappelle's wildly popular and powerful 846 performance from June 2020.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      SIDE 1

                                                                                                                      1. 8:46

                                                                                                                      SIDE 2

                                                                                                                      1. My Insides Out - Amir Sulaiman
                                                                                                                      2. We Must Win - A

                                                                                                                      Third Man Books Present

                                                                                                                      Maggot Brain (Issue #6)

                                                                                                                        Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal: 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content – art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more – with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page.

                                                                                                                        This issue contains pieces on: Bikini Kill, Boris, Endless Boogie, New Kingdom, The Clean, ELO, Archie Shepp, Echo and the Bunnymen, Primal Scream, The Guerilla Girls, Planetary Peace

                                                                                                                        ON THE COVER:
                                                                                                                        Amazing unseen image of Bikini Kill live at CBGB in 1990, by MIKE GALINSKY, with accompanying lengthy photo essay exploring indie-rock in the early 1990s, including behind-the-scenes, unpublished black-and-white film images of Sonic Youth, Unwound, Mary Timony, Sleepyhead, Half Japanese, and more.


                                                                                                                        Toothpaste & Pills: Demos & Live 78-80

                                                                                                                          Long before John Brannon of Negative Approach cemented himself as a USHC icon, you would hear rumblings about his pre-NA glam group, STATIC. Only a handful of people were lucky/brave enough to see them live. Scenesters spoke of a tape but never seemed to have one. Their most well-remembered song, Toothpaste and Pills, allegedly featured smashing beer bottles against John’s mom’s basement wall as a percussion instrument. Could this be real?

                                                                                                                          Fast forward to 2020 and a few months into the covid-19 lockdown, Brannon came across a bunch of tapes he dug out of a box in his Mom’s closet - STATIC “DEMOS ‘78”, STATIC “LIVE AT GROSSE POINTE SOUTH H.S.”, STATIC “LIVE AT PLEWA HALL”. Holy shit! The legend is true! And best of all, STATIC rule!

                                                                                                                          John Brannon grew up in Grosse Pointe Park just a few blocks from the Detroit border. John was always into music, but as soon as he heard T-Rex, The Stooges and Alice Cooper, he was obsessed (and still is) and had to start a band to channel his obsessions. With the help of neighborhood kid and collaborator Billy Daniels and a local drummer simply known as “Red”, STATIC was born.

                                                                                                                          Before Negative Approach changed the face of punk and hardcore, before Laughing Hyenas scared the world silly and blew everyone else off the stage and before Easy Action started melting minds all over the world, there was STATIC. STATIC was real. STATIC was real as shit.

                                                                                                                          Third Man Records is beyond ecstatic to be providing this long-missing piece of the American Underground Music puzzle. We worked closely with John Brannon and Warren Defever, one of Third Man Mastering’s resident wizards, to put together this essential collection of demos and live recordings.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          SIDE A
                                                                                                                          1. Toothpaste And Pills
                                                                                                                          2. Punk Nation
                                                                                                                          3. TV Show
                                                                                                                          4. We're So Cheap We're Divine
                                                                                                                          SIDE B
                                                                                                                          1. Ain't No Stranger
                                                                                                                          2. High School Riot
                                                                                                                          3. What's This Thing Called Love
                                                                                                                          4. We're So Cheap We're Divine
                                                                                                                          5. Video Deficiency
                                                                                                                          6. If We Had Brains We'd Be Dangerous
                                                                                                                          7. Ugly Teenager

                                                                                                                          Richard Swift

                                                                                                                          KFC / A Man's Man

                                                                                                                            Written in the wee hours of the night, the late Richard Swift’s ‘KFC’ is a winding sardonic monologue about a rough night of food poisoning following a quick dinner of fried chicken.

                                                                                                                            On the track, Swift’s vocal is pitched down and distorted while accompanied by cooing vocal harmonies and drums.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            A Man’s Man


                                                                                                                            Pussy Mask

                                                                                                                              Legendary feminist icon, musician, producer, artist, and "peerless iconoclast" (Elle) Peaches has always been a political figure, with lyrics famous for their focus on social inequality, body image, gender, and age equality. She was called a ‘heroine’ by the New York Times and has spent the past two decades upending stereotypes and challenging social norms while championing issues of gender equality and sexual identity with biting wit and fearless originality. On her latest releases, she's more direct and defiant than ever.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Pussy Mask

                                                                                                                              The White Stripes

                                                                                                                              Seven Nation Army (The Glitch Mob Remix)

                                                                                                                                The first official vinyl release of the unforgettable worldwide stadium anthem remix - both editions of the 7" are limited.

                                                                                                                                Third Man Books Present

                                                                                                                                Maggot Brain (Issue #5)

                                                                                                                                  Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal: 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content – art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more – with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page.
                                                                                                                                  Cover story: Why feminist punk pioneers the Raincoats still matter.

                                                                                                                                  • Unseen, amazing photos of AC/DC from their first US tour in 1977.
                                                                                                                                  • Celebrated indie auteur filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s playful newspaper collages -- great interview plus lots of never before seen images!
                                                                                                                                  • Brilliant Americana guitarists Marisa Anderson and William Tyler on their debut collaboration.
                                                                                                                                  • Composer Terry Riley and percussionist Hamid Drake on the importance of husband and wife spiritual jazzers Moki and Don Cherry.
                                                                                                                                  • 14 pages of rare comics by Pee Wee's Playhouse designer Gary Panter -- Jimbo goes to jail!
                                                                                                                                  • Mike Turner talks.

                                                                                                                                  Greentea Peng

                                                                                                                                  Man Made

                                                                                                                                    “Man Made” feels like the perfect statement of intent and presentation of Greentea’s world - meditative, experimental, political, medicinal, trippy, humorous, and brimming with rich and varied influences.

                                                                                                                                    Set against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent years in recent memory, Greentea and her band The Seng Seng Family retreated to the country last summer where the alchemy of “Man Made” took place, bringing a live element to the album, and chose to record the record in 432 Hz frequency, a pitch that falls a semitone below music industry standard, which is thought to vibrate healing energy. Executive-produced by long time collaborator Earbuds, Greentea worked with an incredible roll-call of producers; the likes of Swindle, long-standing collaborators Samo & Kiko, and Mala (part of the legendary dubstep production duo Digital Mystikz and the founder of the iconic DMZ dubstep label). The album was then mixed by the legendary Commissioner Gordon. The record seamlessly weaves genres from hip-hop to jazz, neo-soul, trip-hop, ragga, rock, dub and drum & bass, all anchored by signature sage vocals. At 18 tracks, “Man Made” is a true opus, a fluid and transportive listening experience, channelling deepest inner-thoughts and exploring different states of being, segued to be enjoyed in full. It encourages repeated revisits to fully explore the magic at work.

                                                                                                                                    Greentea shares her manifesto:

                                                                                                                                    "Man Made” an exploration of self and sound. A product of shifting paradigms both inner and outer.
                                                                                                                                    An ultra sonic trip. This album is an offering of healing, a provocation of Hu Man spirit soul.
                                                                                                                                    Out of tune with the industry and in tune with the universe, this is a 432hrz production.
                                                                                                                                    Deliberately detuned out of any Babylon standard! It is to be felt…like a buzzing bee, in one's chest. A vibration. A jambalaya of expression, this project fits no genre, not to be digested easily by everyone.
                                                                                                                                    However for those occupying the same space right now, upholding the frequency at such a transformative and challenging moment in time…I trust THIS SOUND will find you.
                                                                                                                                    Dedicated and inspired by the late Jimtastic, join me and my boys as we travel the Sonicsphere on the way back to centre, through the depths of apathy and the heights of interconnection through surrender…
                                                                                                                                    I offer you Man Made.”

                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    Barry says: Greentea Peng has a sound all of her own, happily sitting between the super-smooth soul of the 70's and modern hip-hop, stopping at every stop along the way. An eminently listenable and hugely enjoyable journey, enriched with crystal clean production and perfectly penned songs. A delight all round.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1) Man Made
                                                                                                                                    2) This Sound
                                                                                                                                    3) Free My People Featuring Simmy And Kid Cruise
                                                                                                                                    4) Be Careful
                                                                                                                                    5) Nah It Ain’t The Same”
                                                                                                                                    6) Earnest
                                                                                                                                    7) Suffer
                                                                                                                                    8) Mataji Freestyle
                                                                                                                                    9) Kali V2
                                                                                                                                    10) Satta
                                                                                                                                    11) Party Hard
                                                                                                                                    12) Dingaling
                                                                                                                                    13) Maya
                                                                                                                                    14) Man Made
                                                                                                                                    15) Meditation
                                                                                                                                    16) Poor Man Skit
                                                                                                                                    17) Sinner
                                                                                                                                    18) Jimtastic Blues

                                                                                                                                    Natalie Bergman


                                                                                                                                      While many know Bergman as one half of brother-sister duo Wild Belle, her forthcoming record is a cathartic collection rooted in the hopeful values and traditions of gospel that have helped her through the recent, tragic loss of her father.

                                                                                                                                      On the signing of Natalie Bergman, Third Man Records co-founder Ben Swank adds, “Natalie has a unique vision and has approached this album with a reverence for the sacred and healing nature of the history of this music, but has managed to update it in a way that is distinctly her own. We're very excited to welcome her to the Third Man label and family.”

                                                                                                                                      Alongside her brother Elliot, the island-influenced music Natalie Bergman made in Wild Belle has led to collaborations ranging from Major Lazer to Tom Tom Club, performances at Coachella and Lollapalooza, tours with Beck, Cage The Elephant, Toro y Moi and more.

                                                                                                                                      Helmed by her heavenly voice, Bergman’s solo album is steeped in mystic melodies and time-bending tones of psychedelic rock and soul. Showcasing her multi-instrumental and creative versatility, songs will be accompanied by visuals that blend her own abstract artwork, self-designed wardrobe and beyond. Stay tuned.

                                                                                                                                      RIYL: Wild Belle, Haley Heynderickx, Phoebe Bridgers, Mitski, Meiko, El Perro Del Mar, Sylvan Esso, Overcoats, Weyes Blood, Sharon Van Etten, Maggie Rogers, Angel Olsen.

                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                      Barry says: Bergman's music clearly leans heavily on the vocal-dominant acoustic guitar ballads of the 60's and 70's, joined with gorgeous harmonised girl-group soul aesthetic. It's a wonderfully new take on the tried and tested mellow folk vibe, and Bergman's haunting vocals fit it perfectly.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      SIDE 1
                                                                                                                                      1. Talk To The Lord
                                                                                                                                      2. Shine Your Light On Me
                                                                                                                                      3. I Will Praise You
                                                                                                                                      4. I'm Going Home
                                                                                                                                      5. Home At Last
                                                                                                                                      6. You Make My World Go Round

                                                                                                                                      SIDE 2
                                                                                                                                      1. Paint The Rain
                                                                                                                                      2. The Gallows
                                                                                                                                      3. Your Love Is My Shelter
                                                                                                                                      4. He Will Lift You Up Higher
                                                                                                                                      5. Sweet Mary
                                                                                                                                      6. Last Farewell

                                                                                                                                      Dinked Edition Exclusive 7"
                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                      A. Paint The Rain (Pachy Remix)
                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                      B. Paint The Rain (Dub Instrumental)

                                                                                                                                      Rag 'n' Bone Man

                                                                                                                                      Life By Misadventure

                                                                                                                                        Rag’n’Bone Man’s 2017 landmark debut Human was a phenomenal success. Shooting straight to No.1 upon release in the UK, the 4x Platinum record became the fasted-selling album by a male artist that decade, earning him both BRIT and Ivor Novello Awards.

                                                                                                                                        Fast forwarding a few years, he travelled to Nashville to write and record what would become Life By Misadventure. The bulk of the album was produced and recorded by Grammy Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Elizondo at his studio. Longtime collaborators Ben Jackson-Cook (keys, co-songwriter and co-producer of the album), Bill Banwell (bass and co-songwriter) and Desri Ramus (backing vocals) are joined by drummer Daru Jones and guitarist Wendy Melvoin on the record. One song was even recorded in Rag’n’Bone Man’s garage!

                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Martin says: it's been a long time coming but this newest Rag 'n Bone man release sees all of the clever wordplay and superb songwriting that I went absolutely batshit for on 2017's 'Human'. I will DEFINTIELY be unlockig my hips and getting down to this one.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. Fireflies
                                                                                                                                        2. Breath In Me
                                                                                                                                        3. Fall In Love Again
                                                                                                                                        4. Talking To Myself
                                                                                                                                        5. Anywhere Away From Here
                                                                                                                                        6. Alone
                                                                                                                                        7. Crossfire
                                                                                                                                        8. All You Ever Wanted
                                                                                                                                        9. Changing Of The Guard
                                                                                                                                        10. Somewhere Along The Way
                                                                                                                                        11. Time Will Only Tell
                                                                                                                                        12. Lightyears
                                                                                                                                        13. Party’s Over
                                                                                                                                        14. Old Habits

                                                                                                                                        Guided By Voices

                                                                                                                                        Earth Man Blues

                                                                                                                                          Is it really a musical?! The 33rd Guided By Voices album, Earth Man Blues, is a magical cinematic rock album, full of dramatic and surreal twists and turns. Lyrics and liner notes trace the growth of young Harold Admore Harold through a coming of age and a reckoning with darkness. Vivid scenes appear: snapshots of youth, fantastical nightmares, unknown worlds.

                                                                                                                                          The music hasn’t softened a bit. One will hear the impossibly perfect melodies and word play that you expect from Robert Pollard, with the band playing at peak-heavy. “Trust Them Now” rocks like an instant classic, “The Batman Sees The Ball” is lean, mean rock muscle. Opener “Made Man” tears and slashes at the ears and heart. Sweeping, colossal tracks like “Lights Out (In Memphis, Egypt)” and “Dirty Kid School” stretch far beyond the ordinary vocabulary of rock.

                                                                                                                                          Doug Gillard’s brilliant guitar playing explodes out of the speakers. The rhythm section of Kevin March and Mark Shue, always strong and reliable, has grown into a breathing composite organism. Along with Bobby Bare, Jr on rhythm guitar, they drive the songs and make one’s head shake. Producer Travis Harrison ties the talents of the band together, once again recorded remotely and individually, pandemic-style. This group brings to life the sounds in Pollard’s technicolor imagination.

                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                          Barry says: 33 albums, I mean really now. I would be livid if Earth Man Blues wasn't such a brilliantly constructed and fiery distillation of everything they've done up to now. Hints of psychedelia, fuzzy garage and most of all, stunning power-pop a-la Grandaddy or Weezer. A brilliantly varied and hugely enjoyable listen. If they keep coming like this, then for the love of god i'll keep listening.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1. Made Man
                                                                                                                                          2. The Disconnected Citizen
                                                                                                                                          3. The Batman Sees The Ball
                                                                                                                                          4. Dirty Kid School
                                                                                                                                          5. Trust Them Now
                                                                                                                                          6. Lights Out In Memphis (Egypt)
                                                                                                                                          7. Free Agents
                                                                                                                                          8. Sunshine Girl Hello
                                                                                                                                          9. Wave Starter
                                                                                                                                          10. Any Repellent
                                                                                                                                          11. Margaret Middle School
                                                                                                                                          12. I Bet Hippy
                                                                                                                                          13. Test Pilot
                                                                                                                                          14. How Can A Plumb Be Perfected?
                                                                                                                                          15. Child's Play

                                                                                                                                          The White Stripes

                                                                                                                                          Icky Thump - Reissue

                                                                                                                                            This is the first time the White Stripes have ever recorded and mixed an album at a conventional modern studio. It was still, however, recorded to reel-to-reel, and mixed to tape in complete analogue fashion. It was recorded in three weeks - the longest they've ever spent working on a record. Here's some more interesting facts about the album, "Icky Thump" has no piano performances or piano-based songs (unlike it's predecessor which was mostly written and performed on piano). It has the most guitar solos Jack White has ever recorded to tape. It is the first time the band has collaborated with horns and bagpipes. "Icky Thump" contains the first spoken dialogue song to appear on one of their albums; "Rag And Bone". It is the second longest album of the Stripes pantheon thus far. Second to "Elephant" with more than 48 minutes in running time. The album's title is a morphing of the phrase 'Ecky Thump' which is an exclamation of surprise or wonderment in Northern England. The synthesizer used in the title track was also used on the song "Telstar" recorded by Joe Meek.

                                                                                                                                            The White Stripes

                                                                                                                                            White Blood Cells - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                              THE PICCADILLY RECORDS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2001

                                                                                                                                              The band's commercial break through, this 2001 album went gold, spinning off the Top 20 Modern Rock hits "Fell In Love With A Girl" and "Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground".

                                                                                                                                              The White Stripes

                                                                                                                                              Elephant - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                Recorded in ten days flat, in England's own Toe Rag studio (8-track, valve amps, nothing new in fact since 1963!) the White Stripes' fourth album is everything you ever wanted it to be. Same formula, but with a warmer, fuller tone, but... we're in it for the songs, aren't we? Well, NME nailed it when they said this album's like a White Stripes' Greatest Hits, every song's a potential single - it really is that strong. Who'd have thought they could actually go one better?! It feels stupid to write about stuff this pure, real, honest and passionate; I know you'll just buy it, play it, and allow yourselves to be taken over! Analysis ain't necessary, it's rock'n'roll distilled and it's happening right now. We're very lucky girls and boys!

                                                                                                                                                The White Stripes

                                                                                                                                                De Stijl - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                  Named after the Dutch art movement and magazine of the same name from the early 20th century, The White Stripes sophomore release finds the band recording in the comfortable confines of Jack White's Third Man Studios, then housed on the ground floor of his house in Southwest Detroit. This is the album that would propel the band into globe-trotting rock and roll prominence. The on-point covers of Son House and Blind Willie McTell pair wonderfully with both the minimal downtempo somber numbers and the maximum energy explosions of unadulterated power.

                                                                                                                                                  The White Stripes

                                                                                                                                                  Get Behind Me Satan - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                    The White Stripes’ 2005, fifth studio album reminds listeners of the fundamental nature of their production. While still maintaining their iconic elements listeners can immediately identify with The White Stripes. Jack White trades in his classic, guitar heavy elements for piano ballads, mandolin, acoustic guitar and even some touches of marimba.

                                                                                                                                                    The Rolling Stone declared this album so “wild, it could make you weep over how pitilessly the Stripes keep crushing the other bands out there.”

                                                                                                                                                    ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ ranked Number 3 on both US and UK Charts, trumping their preceding albums’ rank on US Charts. The album’s first track and single, ‘Blue Orchid’, became a fast radio hit in the US and UK, making it the band’s second UK Top 10 hit.

                                                                                                                                                    The album’s second single, ‘My Doorbell’, boasts a piano and drums charge, reviewed by NME as the “funkiest tune The White Stripes have ever put their name to.”

                                                                                                                                                    Slant Magazine invites listeners to “take solace in the unbridled honesty of simple, solid rock n’ roll” of ‘Get Behind Me Satan’, while Pitchfork crowns the album as some of The White Stripes’ best work.

                                                                                                                                                    ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ is that raw, foot-stompin’, soulful sound that will take your imagination to that peaceful front porch in some cosy Southern cabin so sit back and stomp your foot to the melodic acoustic guitar, piano, stirring vocals and crickets.

                                                                                                                                                    The White Stripes

                                                                                                                                                    The White Stripes - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                      In 1999, Jack and Meg White released their self-titled debut album, introducing an explosive new mix of punk, blues, and garage rock. Jack has described the album as 'really angry... the most raw, the most powerful, and the most Detroit sounding record we've made.'

                                                                                                                                                      Silver Synthetic

                                                                                                                                                      Silver Synthetic

                                                                                                                                                        In a world that doesn’t seem capable of swaying, Silver Synthetic’s self-titled debut shakes and boogies.

                                                                                                                                                        In the midst of the thick New Orleans summer of 2017, Chris Lyons of garage punks Bottomfeeders found himself sitting on a small batch of songs that didn’t quite fit the fuzzed-out pileups of that band. He called in his trusted confidants: Bottomfeeders drummer and longtime musical partner Lucas Bogner plus

                                                                                                                                                        bassist Pete Campanelli, and Kunal Prakash (Jeff the Brotherhood) dug the songs and signed on, and the quartet started playing in earnest.

                                                                                                                                                        By the time the band played its first gig in late 2018 at the opening of Nola’s ManRay Records, the songs had multiplied and the members of the newly christened Silver Synthetic had become genuine rock & roll craftsmen.

                                                                                                                                                        It makes sense that the band’s first gig was in a record shop ‘cause folks, this is record nerd-core in a major way, evocative of the LP's first golden era, as the late sixties oozed into the strange 1970s, with the requisite T-Rex stomps, Britfolk twists and turns, and dueling Verlaine/Lloyd guitars. It’s about warmth, and you can practically smell the gently glowing amp tubes.

                                                                                                                                                        While many of their peers would be lost without their daisy-chained and tangled pedal-boards, there’s a refreshing directness here, unassuming but confident, the result of a band deliberately not fussing too much over the thing, maintaining a connection to the feeling of hearing a well balanced two-guitar/bass/drums combo at a house show.

                                                                                                                                                        And it kinda was a house show. The album was recorded with Ross Farbe of Video Age, who lugged his mobile rig over to Lyons’ place in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans. With the band set up in the living room the crew got down to business, striving to adhere to the live, honest approach. Minimal overdubs, dialed in tone, a good vibe.

                                                                                                                                                        You could call Silver Synthetic rock & roll formalists, but the truth is they're more like minimalists, stripping away tired clutter and unnecessary bloat and just zooming in on the essential. 

                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                        Barry says: It says Andy McQueen all over it this one, jangling harmonies, slide guitar and ROCK SOLID melodies. Brilliantly evocative and superbly produced, this is yet another hit for the ever-reliable Third Man records.

                                                                                                                                                        Third Man Books Present

                                                                                                                                                        Maggot Brain (Issue #4)

                                                                                                                                                          Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal: 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content – art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more – with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page.

                                                                                                                                                          ● LUC SANTE on 'Crawdaddy' magazine
                                                                                                                                                          ● Debut publication of often hilarious and always droll memoirs by STUART MOXHAM (Young Marble Giants, Gist, solo, etc)
                                                                                                                                                          ● Murat Cem Mengüç' dramatic tale of when SUN RA and the Arkestra visited Istanbul, Turkey in 1990
                                                                                                                                                          ● The fantastic and true story of electro-pop pioneer, runway model, and Eve Babitz-ish character ANN STEEL, which has never fully been told before now. ● In conversation with comedy guru TOM SCHARPLING in advance of the publication of his moving and hilarious new autobio.
                                                                                                                                                          ● Archival interview by Steve Lafreniere with 'Honeymoon Killers' star SHIRLEY STOLER.
                                                                                                                                                          ● Overviews of new music from DAVID NANCE, PATRICIA BRENNAN, and PHAROAH SANDERS with FLOATING POINTS. We're so enamored with the Floating Points/Sanders collaboration that we had no less than Andy Beta go off on it at length, for what is our first "real" record review (as we're a quarterly, that's not something we'll do too often but the stars aligned.)

                                                                                                                                                          The White Stripes

                                                                                                                                                          Greatest Hits

                                                                                                                                                            The first-ever official anthology of recordings from the iconic rock duo, Jack and Meg White, is an essential career-spanning collection highlighting 26 previously released songs – from late Nineties flashes of brilliance through early 2000s underground anthems, masterful MTV Moon Man moments, Grammy-grabbing greatness, and worldwide stadium chants…the songs here are as wide-ranging as you can imagine. 

                                                                                                                                                            Twentysome years ago, a brother and sister climbed into the third floor attic of their Southwest Detroit family homestead and bashed out a primitive cover of David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream,” sparking something in both of them and leading them to take their simple guitar-drums-voice approach to a local open mic night on Bastille Day. In what feels like a whirlwind, they record and release two 7-inch singles for a local indie label. A not-so-local indie offers to put out a full-length album. They start touring. Another album. More touring. Another album. Folks REALLY start to pay attention. Crazy touring, more albums, accolades, wildest dream after wildest dream coming true. “World-renowned” becomes an appropriate descriptor, as does “long-building overnight sensation.”

                                                                                                                                                            The same hard work and dedication that The White Stripes exhibited from the onset of their existence is what has been poured into The White Stripes Greatest Hits. In an era of streaming where the idea of a “Greatest Hits” album may seem irrelevant – that an act’s most streamed songs are considered their de facto “hits” – we wholeheartedly believe that great bands deserve “Greatest Hits” and that a large part of Third Man Records’ and The White Stripes’ successes have been built on zigging when the rest of the music business is zagging. Thus, for a great band with great fans, a greatest hits compilation for The White Stripes is not only appropriate, but absolutely necessary. 

                                                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                            Barry says: We all know the White Stripes don't we, and this collection of their greatest tracks is never going to be anything less than superb. Legendary band, summarised for your convenience. What's not to like?

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1. Let's Shake Hands
                                                                                                                                                            2. The Big Three Killed My Baby
                                                                                                                                                            3. Fell In Love With A Girl
                                                                                                                                                            4. Hello Operator
                                                                                                                                                            5. I'm Slowly Turning Into You
                                                                                                                                                            6. The Hardest Button To Button
                                                                                                                                                            7. The Nurse
                                                                                                                                                            8. Screwdriver
                                                                                                                                                            9. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
                                                                                                                                                            10. Death Letter
                                                                                                                                                            11. We're Going To Be Friends
                                                                                                                                                            12. The Denial Twist
                                                                                                                                                            13. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
                                                                                                                                                            14. Astro
                                                                                                                                                            15. Conquest
                                                                                                                                                            16. Jolene
                                                                                                                                                            17. Hotel Yorba
                                                                                                                                                            18. Apple Blossom
                                                                                                                                                            19. Blue Orchid
                                                                                                                                                            20. Ball And Biscuit
                                                                                                                                                            21. I Fought Piranhas
                                                                                                                                                            22. I Think I Smell A Rat
                                                                                                                                                            23. Icky Thump
                                                                                                                                                            24. My Doorbell
                                                                                                                                                            25. You're Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)
                                                                                                                                                            26. Seven Nation Army

                                                                                                                                                            Here Lies Man

                                                                                                                                                            Ritual Divination

                                                                                                                                                              Four albums in, the convenient and generalized catchphrase for Here Lies Man’s erudite sound — if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat — might seem a little played out. But Ritual Divination is perhaps the best rendering of the idea so far. Particularly on the Sabbath side of the equation: The guitars are heavier and more blues based than before, but the ancient rhythmic formula of the clave remains a constant.

                                                                                                                                                              “Musically it’s an opening up more to traditional rock elements,” says vocalist/guitarist/ cofounder Marcos Garcia, who also plays guitar in Antibalas. “It’s always been our intention to explore. And, as we travelled deeper into this musical landscape, new features revealed themselves.”

                                                                                                                                                              The L.A. based band comprised of Antibalas members have toured relentlessly following their breakout 2017 self-titled debut. Their second album, You Will Know Nothing and an EP, Animal Noises, both followed in 2018. Third album No Ground To Walk Upon emerged in August 2019. All of them were crafted by Garcia and cofounder/drummer Geoff Mann (former Antibalas drummer and son of jazz musician Herbie Mann) in their L.A. studio between tours. Ritual Divination is their first album recorded as the full 4-piece band, including bassist JP Maramba and keyboardist Doug Organ.

                                                                                                                                                              Ritual Divination continues with an ongoing concept of HLM playing the soundtrack to an imaginary movie, with each song being a scene. “It’s an inward psychedelic journey, the album is the trip,” Garcia says. “The intention and purpose of the music is to create a sonic ritual to lift the veil of inner space and divine the true nature of reality.”

                                                                                                                                                              Likewise, musically and sonically, the album is self-reflexive. “On this album the feel changes within a song,” Garcia says. “Whereas before each song was meant to induce a trancelike state, now more of the songs have their own arc built in.” Similarly, the guitar sounds themselves herein eschew the fuzz pedals of previous recordings, going for the directness of pure amp overdrive and distortion using an interconnected rig of 4 amplifiers. And, here, the well-versed live band is able to record as a unit, giving it much more of a live and dynamic feel.

                                                                                                                                                              Rough Trade named the band’s self-titled debut in their prestigious Top 10 Albums of 2017. BBC 6 & Classic Rock Magazine deemed it among the year’s best, as well as countless other press outlets singing its praises. Each subsequent album furthered the band’s reputation for genre-smashing rhythmic experimentation, topping many year-end lists as well as earning features from countless metal and indie rock outlets, plus cover stories in weekly papers.

                                                                                                                                                              “We’re very conscious of how the rhythms service the riffs,” Garcia explains. “Tony Iommi’s (Black Sabbath) innovation was to make the riff the organizing principle of a song. We are taking that same approach but employing a different organizing principle: For Iommi it was the blues, for us it comes directly from Africa.”

                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                              Barry says: Here Lies Man amp up the groove on their latest outing 'Ritual Divination', taking them from a more percussion-based sound into the stoner drawl and half-speed Sabbathy grind that suits them so well. Psychedelic and heavy without being wandering, a brilliant step forwards for the band.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                                                                              1. In These Dreams
                                                                                                                                                              2. I Told You (You Must Die)
                                                                                                                                                              3. Underland
                                                                                                                                                              4. What You See
                                                                                                                                                              5. Night Comes
                                                                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                                                                              1. Come Inside
                                                                                                                                                              2. Collector Of Vanities
                                                                                                                                                              3. Disappointed
                                                                                                                                                              4. The Fates Have Won
                                                                                                                                                              5. Out Goes The Night

                                                                                                                                                              7" Bonus Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                              Side A - Run Away Children
                                                                                                                                                              Side B - I Wander

                                                                                                                                                              CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                                              1. In These Dreams
                                                                                                                                                              2. I Told You (You Shall Die)
                                                                                                                                                              3. Underland
                                                                                                                                                              4. What You See
                                                                                                                                                              5. Can't Kill It
                                                                                                                                                              6. Run Away Children
                                                                                                                                                              7. I Wander
                                                                                                                                                              8. Night Comes
                                                                                                                                                              9. Come Inside
                                                                                                                                                              10. Collector Of Vanities
                                                                                                                                                              11. Disappointed
                                                                                                                                                              12. You Would Not See From Heaven
                                                                                                                                                              13. The Fates Have Won
                                                                                                                                                              14. Out Goes The Night
                                                                                                                                                              15. Cutting Through The Tether

                                                                                                                                                              Danny Kroha

                                                                                                                                                              Detroit Blues

                                                                                                                                                                Danny Kroha’s "Detroit Blues" could be considered part two of his solo debut LP - “Angels Watching Over Me”. In his own words, “It was me in a room playing acoustic instruments and doing my own arrangements of some old songs”. Not so fast man! When you hear this record and dig a little deeper into the facts, you’ll have a heightened awareness of the sonic beauty found in the simplicity. On many of these traditional songs, Danny dropped, added or rearranged verses from various sources, mixing up music from one song and words from another and unintentionally created his own amalgamation of early blues and 60s folk. Instead of following all the rules rooted the early blues and 60s folk, Danny Kroha mixed up all the rural and urban traditions and kicked out a new surreal sound that could really only happen in Detroit. “I listen to both genres, for sure. I just wasn’t TRYING to make a record that sounds like that. It just came out that way”

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. Poor Howard
                                                                                                                                                                2. Leavin' Blues
                                                                                                                                                                3. Little Lulie
                                                                                                                                                                4. Detroit Blues
                                                                                                                                                                5. I'll Be Rested
                                                                                                                                                                6. Adam And Eve
                                                                                                                                                                7. Way Down In Florida On A Hog
                                                                                                                                                                8. Rich Girl, Poor Girl
                                                                                                                                                                9. Run Johnny
                                                                                                                                                                10. Oh Death
                                                                                                                                                                11. Reuben, Oh Reuben
                                                                                                                                                                12. House Of The Rising Sun
                                                                                                                                                                13. Up Above My Head
                                                                                                                                                                14. Come Out Of The Wilderness

                                                                                                                                                                Robert Hood

                                                                                                                                                                Mirror Man

                                                                                                                                                                  Detroit pioneer Robert Hood joins Radio Slave’s Rekids label with a new album entitled ‘Mirror Man’ this November.

                                                                                                                                                                  A founding member of Underground Resistance alongside Mad Mike Banks and Jeff Mills, Robert Hood is one of techno’s originators and his decorated career spans three decades. The American artist and his M-Plant label laid down the blueprint for minimal techno and 1994’s ‘Minimal Nation’ on Axis was a definitive album that further cemented Hood’s reputation as one of the greats to emerge from the Motor City.

                                                                                                                                                                  Since then, Hood has gone on to release on many of electronic music’s best labels like Tresor, Peacefrog, Music Man Records, Dekmantel and more. After a busy few years making music and touring as Floorplan alongside his daughter Lyric, Hood now joins Rekids with an album showcasing his innate knack for crafting paired back but intricate rhythms that deliver punch and soul.

                                                                                                                                                                  Opening with the cinematic ‘Through A Looking Glass Darkly’, the album quickly flows into precise, powerful four four. There’s mesmerising cuts such as ‘Fear Not’ with its throbbing bass and spectral vocals, the twisted and off-key ‘Run Bobby, Run’, not to mention muscular tracks designed to light up dancefloors like the machine driven ‘A System of Mirrors’ or the mesmerising ‘Face In The Water’. Hood also breaks things up with downtempo and mind-bending interludes, including the tranquil yet spooky ‘Black Mirror’ and the beatless and murky ‘Freeze’. Each of these are aural feasts that demonstrate his vast musical pallet.

                                                                                                                                                                  From start to finish ‘Mirror Man’ is an education in finesse from one of techno’s most heroic artists, landing on one of electronic music’s most important labels.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  A1. Through A Looking Glass Darkly
                                                                                                                                                                  A2. Fear Not
                                                                                                                                                                  B1. Black Mirror
                                                                                                                                                                  B2. Falling Apart
                                                                                                                                                                  C1. Run Bobby, Run
                                                                                                                                                                  C2. A System Of Mirrors
                                                                                                                                                                  C3. A Shattered Image
                                                                                                                                                                  D1. Face In The Water
                                                                                                                                                                  D2. Freeze
                                                                                                                                                                  D3. Prism

                                                                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                  Southeast Of Saturn

                                                                                                                                                                    It makes sense that Detroit had a buzzy, thriving space-rock scene in the ‘90s. What American city’s denizens had a more urgent need to disengage and think outside the grim, post-industrial rustbelt realities? With space-rock (and its close sonic cousin shoegaze) being at once expansive and introspective, it naturally appealed to the young, intelligent artists who gravitated toward its vertiginous orbit.

                                                                                                                                                                    The music of Southeast Of Saturn did not arise organically from metro Detroit’s fertile soil. Locally, garage-rock, goth-rock, neo-hippie groups, and the usual preponderance of adequate bar bands dominated the landscape. Thirsty Forest Animals guitarist Andrew Peters summarizes the prevalent attitude among the Motor City’s space-rock contingent: “I don’t think we really noticed the local Detroit scene earlier on. We were more into the bands you would see in the NME / Melody Maker, zines, and records - mostly from the UK - on the walls at Play It Again”. If anything was a major factor locally, it was Play It Again, the independent record store in the suburbs of Detroit that nurtured the scene with its amazing curation of imports and killer used records picked up on owner Alan Kovan’s British record buying trips.

                                                                                                                                                                    Penned “Detroit Space-Rock”, the scene centered around Burnt Hair Records, Burnt Hair CEO Larry Hoffman’s Life According To Larry radio show, Zoot’s Coffeehouse and bands, such as Windy & Carl, Asha Vida, Füxa, Auburn Lull, and Majesty Crush. It was a modern movement of a more traditional “space-rock” sound, influenced less by The Stooges and MC5 and more by Spacemen 3, Loop, My Bloody Valentine and krautrock bands like Can and Neu!. Even the best-known artists on Southeast Of Saturn - Windy & Carl, Majesty Crush, Füxa - never achieved mainstream success, but within the rock underground, they inspired a cultish devotion that burns to this day.

                                                                                                                                                                    If you missed their evanescent output the first time around, this compilation will get you up to speed over its 19 mind-altering tracks. ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO

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                                                                                                                                                                    DISC 1
                                                                                                                                                                    SIDE 1

                                                                                                                                                                    1. No. 1 Fan - Majesty Crush
                                                                                                                                                                    2. She Doesn't Believe - Spectacle
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Nape - Thirsty Forest Animals
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Photon - Füxa
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Andromeda Drone - The Delta Waves
                                                                                                                                                                    SIDE 2
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Instrumental #2 - Windy & Carl
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Eskimo Summer - Asha Vida
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Continuum - Ten Second Dynasty
                                                                                                                                                                    4. By The Hand Of God - Children's Ice Cream
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Grey - Miss Bliss

                                                                                                                                                                    DISC 2
                                                                                                                                                                    SIDE 1

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Crasher - Astrobrite
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Stardriver - Naming Mary
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Shift - Glider
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Serenity - Space Monkeys
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Something Warm About The Rain - Jazzless
                                                                                                                                                                    SIDE 2
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Youreyesimmaculate - Lovesliescrushing
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Laughing At Roadsigns - Caliope
                                                                                                                                                                    3. June-Tide - Auburn Lull
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Butterfield Eight - Thumbling

                                                                                                                                                                    Heather Trost


                                                                                                                                                                      Third Man Records is chuffed to present to you the New Mexico-based artist Heather Trost’s second or third solo full-length. Petrichor is fresh, unique, and really fucking good.

                                                                                                                                                                      Sonically, this modern psychedelic pop music is as experimental as it is accessible. Petrichor was recorded between 2018 and 2019 by Heather Trost and her husband Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel) at their home studio. The two are community activists in New Mexico, urban gardeners, and full-time musicians.

                                                                                                                                                                      "As the rain renews the thirsty soil, let Heather Trost's 'Petrichor' soothe your soul and wake up your ears. Swirling vintage keys, propulsive drum beats, and the sweetest of voices bloom and grow here." - Naomi Yang, Galaxie 500

                                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                      Barry says: An enchanting mix of upbeat psychedelia, hypnotic folk and swooning 60's lysergic percussion. Trost has the perfect home in Third Man.

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      SIDE 1
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Let It In
                                                                                                                                                                      2. Love It Grows
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Tracks To Nowhere

                                                                                                                                                                      SIDE 2
                                                                                                                                                                      1. I'll Think Of You
                                                                                                                                                                      2. Jump Into The Fire
                                                                                                                                                                      3. VK09
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Sunrise

                                                                                                                                                                      David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                                      Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World)

                                                                                                                                                                        November 2020 sees the 50th Anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World in North America. The album marks the beginning of a collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson that would last through classic works including Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane - as well as the first in a 10-year series of indispensable albums stretching through 1980’s Scary Monsters…

                                                                                                                                                                        Originally titled Metrobolist, the album's name was changed at the last minute to The Man Who Sold The World. The 2020 re-release of the album under its Metrobolist moniker has been remixed by original producer Tony Visconti, with the exception of the track ‘After All’ which Tony considered perfect as is, and is featured in its 2015 remaster incarnation.

                                                                                                                                                                        The Metrobolist 50th anniversary artwork has been created by Mike Weller who was behind the historically controversial “dress” cover which Mercury Records refused to release.

                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                        VINYL TRACKLISTING
                                                                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                                                                        The Width Of A Circle
                                                                                                                                                                        All The Madmen
                                                                                                                                                                        Black Country Rock
                                                                                                                                                                        After All

                                                                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                                                                        Running Gun Blues
                                                                                                                                                                        Saviour Machine
                                                                                                                                                                        She Shook Me Cold
                                                                                                                                                                        The Man Who Sold The World
                                                                                                                                                                        The Supermen

                                                                                                                                                                        CD TRACKLISTING
                                                                                                                                                                        The Width Of A Circle
                                                                                                                                                                        All The Madmen
                                                                                                                                                                        Black Country Rock
                                                                                                                                                                        After All
                                                                                                                                                                        Running Gun Blues
                                                                                                                                                                        Saviour Machine
                                                                                                                                                                        She Shook Me Cold
                                                                                                                                                                        The Man Who Sold The World
                                                                                                                                                                        The Supermen 


                                                                                                                                                                        The Man-Machine - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                          A bold new look, sound and concept for Kraftwerk. Over supple processed rhythms which predate the rise of European techno and trance, they address automation and alienation, space travel and engineering, the seductive allure of urban landscapes and the vacant glamour of celebrity. Clipped and funky, "The Robots" adds another dimension to Kraftwerk's ultra-dry sense of humour. Behind its intoxicating melodic pulse, "The Model" is a highly prophetic satire on the beauty industry, so ahead of its time that it only becomes a UK chart-topper by accident three years later. And "Neon Lights" is Kraftwerk's most achingly romantic song to date, a sci-fi lullaby for cities at twilight. Pure magic. 

                                                                                                                                                                          The Hives

                                                                                                                                                                          Live At Third Man

                                                                                                                                                                            Blistering live album from The Hives, recorded live to a brimming 250 person audience at Third Man Records' Blue Room in Nashville. Still holding strong as one of the best live bands of their time.

                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Hate To Say I Told You So
                                                                                                                                                                            2. Come On!
                                                                                                                                                                            3. Walk Idiot Walk
                                                                                                                                                                            4. I'm Alive
                                                                                                                                                                            5. Tick Tick Boom
                                                                                                                                                                            6. Main Offender
                                                                                                                                                                            7. My Time Is Coming

                                                                                                                                                                            Archers Of Loaf

                                                                                                                                                                            Raleigh Days / Street Fighting Man

                                                                                                                                                                              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE AUGUST 29TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
                                                                                                                                                                              LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                                                              Limited edition on black vinyl.Raleigh Days is the first new material in 20 years from indie rock icon Archers of Loaf, with a cover of "Street Fighting Man" originally recorded by The Rolling Stones, on the B-side.The band tour North America across the calendar in 2020, including on Record Store Day.


                                                                                                                                                                              Sensitive Euro Man / Brink Of The Clouds/Candylad

                                                                                                                                                                                Matador Records is excited to announce the release of a three-song shaped picture disc commemorating the 25th anniversary of Pavement’s 1995 album Wowee Zowee. The special disc, cut in the shape of the speech bubble found on the cover of Wowee Zowee, features the tracks “Sensitive Euro Man” and “Brink of the Clouds/Candylad” that first debuted on Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels, the expanded edition that was released on CD in 2006, and will be available on vinyl for the first time via Matador Records globally. Limited to a one-time press of 3,000 copies.

                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                Sensitive Euro Man
                                                                                                                                                                                Brink Of The Clouds/Candylad

                                                                                                                                                                                Alison Mosshart

                                                                                                                                                                                Sound Wheel

                                                                                                                                                                                  Sound accompaniment to Alison Mosshart's book "Car Ma" Sound Wheel is artist and musician Alison Mosshart’s first solo spoken word album and companion piece to her new printed collection of paintings, photographs, short stories and poetry, Car Ma.

                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Intro - Talk TalkTalk
                                                                                                                                                                                  2. High Performance
                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Windows Up
                                                                                                                                                                                  4. In Between Jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Returning The Screw
                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Pink Whip
                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Last Pack Of Holy Smokes
                                                                                                                                                                                  8. High Horses
                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Summertime
                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Interlude / Psycho Hwy
                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Salt Lake City Drag
                                                                                                                                                                                  12. Interlude / Real RealReal
                                                                                                                                                                                  13. Interlude / In Or Out
                                                                                                                                                                                  14. Eastern Standards In The Wild West
                                                                                                                                                                                  15. The Electric Sads
                                                                                                                                                                                  16. LAst Pack Of Holy Smokes
                                                                                                                                                                                  17. Interlude / White Firebird
                                                                                                                                                                                  18. Cables Galore
                                                                                                                                                                                  19. Interlude / The Storm
                                                                                                                                                                                  20. A Dime
                                                                                                                                                                                  21. The Distance
                                                                                                                                                                                  22. Little Bottle
                                                                                                                                                                                  23. Mindfield
                                                                                                                                                                                  24. Interlude / Oh Say Can You See
                                                                                                                                                                                  25. The Daughter Of The American Used Car Dealer
                                                                                                                                                                                  26. Sonic States Of America
                                                                                                                                                                                  27. Vroom Chicka Vroom
                                                                                                                                                                                  28. Interlude / Blah BlahBlah
                                                                                                                                                                                  29. Miami
                                                                                                                                                                                  30. Admit It
                                                                                                                                                                                  31. Angelyne
                                                                                                                                                                                  32. Oh Black Shark
                                                                                                                                                                                  33. S Town
                                                                                                                                                                                  34. Interlude / Chevy Eyes Pepsi Jesus
                                                                                                                                                                                  35. Hold On
                                                                                                                                                                                  36. Interlude / See Ya There
                                                                                                                                                                                  37. Louisiana
                                                                                                                                                                                  38. Around And Around And Around
                                                                                                                                                                                  39. Eliminator
                                                                                                                                                                                  40. Sexy Pontiac
                                                                                                                                                                                  41. Interlude / Horrible Singing Voices
                                                                                                                                                                                  42. Let's Start A Band
                                                                                                                                                                                  43. Demon Prince
                                                                                                                                                                                  44. She's A Trip
                                                                                                                                                                                  45. Road Kill
                                                                                                                                                                                  46. Animals
                                                                                                                                                                                  47. Sunday Style

                                                                                                                                                                                  The Stooges

                                                                                                                                                                                  Live At Goose Lake: August 8th 1970

                                                                                                                                                                                    Recently uncovered high quality soundboard recording of the Stooges' famous final show with their original lineup and with bassist Dave Alexander, playing Fun House in full just before release. An unearthed gem in Stooges history.

                                                                                                                                                                                    The apocryphal tale of the Stooges performance at the Goose Lake festival has been told countless times over the past five decades. Bassist Dave Alexander, due to nerves or overindulgence or what ever you choose to fill in the blank, absolutely spaces in front of 200,000 attendees. He does not play a single note on stage. He is summarily fired by Iggy Pop immediately following the gig. Here starts the beginning of the end of the Stooges.

                                                                                                                                                                                    But what if that simply...wasn't the case? What if you could prove otherwise? Well, it'd be the proto-punk equivalent of having an immediate, on-the-scene, man on the street report of all those folkies booing Dylan's electric set at Newport in '65. Irrefutable evidence of what ACTUALLY went down.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Found buried in the basement of a Michigan farmhouse amongst other tasty analog artifacts of the same era, the 1/4" stereo two-track tape of the Stooges complete performance at Goose Lake on August 8th, 1970 is the Rosetta Stone for fans of this seminal band.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Not only is this the last ever performance of the original godhead Stooges line-up, but it is the ONLY known soundboard recording of said line-up. Playing the entirety of their canonical 1970 masterpiece Fun House, the sound, the performance, everything about this record is revelatory.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Would you believe that...Alexander actually DID play bass on this occasion? Or that, despite a handful of flubs, he manages to hold his own? Especially on the bass-led songs "Dirt" and "Fun House"? Does Iggy provoke the crowd to tear down festival barriers? Did the powers that be pull the plug on the Stooges? So many questions are answered only to have more arise.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the performance, Live at Goose Lake: August 8th 1970, is the rare release that literally rewrites the history of these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                    SIDE 1
                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Intro
                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Loose
                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Down On The Street
                                                                                                                                                                                    4. T.V. Eye
                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Dirt

                                                                                                                                                                                    SIDE 2
                                                                                                                                                                                    1. 1970 (I Feel Alright)
                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Fun House 3. L.A. Blues

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