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Lines Redacted - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

    Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
    Limited to one per person.


    Leatherface

    Mush - Reissue

      Seminal third album from one the greatest UK punk bands, Leatherface's 'Mush' is back on wax with brand new colour vinyl editions.

      Lovingly repressed, the album comes with extensive liner notes and includes 4 bonus tracks via download; a unique cover of ‘Message in a bottle’ and ‘Trenchfoot’ from the Not Superstitious 7” & ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and ‘Dreaming’ from the I Want the Moon 7”.

      TRACK LISTING

      Side A
      A1 I Want The Moon
      A2 How Lonely
      A3 I Don't Want To Be The One To Say It
      A4 Pandora's Box
      A5 Not A Day Goes By
      A6 Not Superstitious
      Side B
      B1 Springtime
      B2 Winning
      B3 In The Real World
      B4 Baked Potato
      B5 Bowl Of Flies
      B6 Dead Industrial Atmosphere

      Bonus Tracks On LP DL & CD
      Message In A Bottle (Not Superstitious 7")
      Trenchfoot (Not Superstitious 7")
      You Are My Sunshine (I Want The Moon 7")
      Dreaming (I Want The Moon 7")

      Mush

      Peak Bleak (RSD21 EDITION)

        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JUNE 12TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

        IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JUNE 12TH).


        Mush are back with their second Record Store Day release in 2 years: the 7" single Peak Bleak comes on limited edition green vinyl featuring two brand new tracks, Peak Bleak and Clarion Call. Never ones to rest on their laurels, Peak Bleak is the immediate follow up to their hugely acclaimed second album Lines Redacted, released February of this year, and sees Mush further exploring the outer reaches of art-rock with the coruscating wit and unique delivery that has become their trademark.

        Mush

        Lines Redacted

          The Leeds-based art-rock trio, Mush, release their feverish second LP, Lines Redacted via Memphis Industries. 

          Whereas the band’s debut was very much a product of its time, something part-inspired by the political atmosphere of mid-2019 and a genuine moment of optimism when the prospect of a socialist government in the UK was on the cards, this new record uses tongue-in-cheek cynicism as a coping mechanism for the environment that we now find ourselves in. From one song to the next, Lines Redacted introduces a string of different narrators with each providing a different reflection on the Armageddon scenario that we are slowly entering, whether that’s bemoaning it or gleefully willing it along. 3D Routine presented a bed of scathing political jibes latching onto themes and decisions of the time. Lines Redacted mutates these ideas into something slightly more sinister whilst maintaining all of Hyndman’s razor-sharp wit that permeates the album.

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: Lines Redacted is a whirling, snarling dervish of punky guitars, booming bass and frantic vocal ruminations. It's a visceral but perfectly measured affair, well rounded and fiery.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Drink The Bleach
          2. Blunt Instruments
          3. Positivity
          4. Dusting For Prints
          5. Lines Redacted
          6. Seven Trumpets
          7. Clean Living
          8. Morf
          9. Hazmat Suits
          10. Bots!
          11. B2BCDA
          12. Lines Discontinued

          Mush

          3D Routine

            Following on from their ‘Induction Party E.P’, Mush are circulating their own sonic mythology, blurring the lines between abstract surrealism, existentialism and social commentary. Like its predecessor ‘3D Routine’ is a sensory overload of clattering, hooky, guitar work. However, this time space emerges between the onslaughts and in this respite, room is found for new emotional depth. More expansive than ever before, ‘3D Routine’ manages to maintain the rawness of a classic debut but it’s experimentation and variety portray a band unlikely to rest on their ‘guitar band’ chops.

            Songwriter Dan Hyndman explains the genesis of the band as being “fairly boiler plate” a combination of friends old and new converging in Leeds post-uni to form a band predominantly united in their mutual affection for the Pavement back catalogue. Finally settling on a lineup of Nick Grant (bass), Tyson (guitar) and Phil Porter (drums) the band’s progression has taken them far beyond this original vision.

            Having garnered local attention in the early days for their unhinged and often calamitous live shows in Leeds, it was the unlikely radio hit ‘Alternative Facts’, (clocking in at an uncompromising ten minutes) that brought the Mush to the attention of a wider audience. The song, one of the last releases for the legendary Too Pure Singles Club saw early support from Marc Riley and others on BBC 6music with them playing multiple sessions, and the follow up single, ‘Gig Economy’ hopping onto the 6music playlist. Roaming further afield from their hometown, Mush spent the first half of 2019 heading out around the UK, earning a reputation for their intense live performances, supporting the likes of Girl Band, The Lovely Eggs, Yak, Shame and Stereolab, as well as releasing the ‘Induction Party’ EP to great acclaim. At the tail end of summer of 2019 Mush headed to Leeds’ Green Mount Studio and with Andy Savours (Dream Wife, Our Girl, My Bloody Valentine) manning the mixing desk, their debut LP, ‘3D Routine’ was born.

            The way in which the album brazenly moves from polished 3- minute punk tracks, to avant-garde spoken word, to sardonic-political funk, whilst sounding like the same band is testament to an uncompromisingly unrefined ethic and compounds the jarring nature of Mush. Together, the songs form a unified, abrasive, emotive, frenetic and entirely beguiling concoction of sound and opinion, a fast-moving snapshot of current times, relatable, politically minded and incredibly personal. Music for those who want their guitars loud and weird, and their political commentary a little less ‘on the nose’. 


            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: Clashing post-punk attitude meets with playful 'oi' vox and brilliantly intricate counter melodies, forming a melodically diverse but consistently enjoyable shift of pace and style. With more arty sections brilliantly offset by a cohesive anthemic drive, 3D routine is a brilliantly assured debut.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Revising My Fee
            2. Eat The Etiquette
            3. Existential Dread
            4. Coronation Chicken
            5. Island Mentality
            6. Fruits Of The Happening
            7. Hey Gammonhead
            8. 3D Routine
            9. Gig Economy
            10. Poverty Pornography
            11. No Signal In The Paddock
            12. Alternative Facts

            Golden Glow’s debut, 'Tender Is The Night' is an upbeat Brit-pop album swarming in romance. Whether on the album’s more pop-based tracks (“Adore Me” “Locked Inside” “Books”) or the more hazy meditations (“The Blizzard” “On My Own”), Pierre Hall proves that you do not need million dollar studios or technically perfect performances to capture meaning and feeling in music. To say the recordings are raw is to do story of this album’s creation a disservice. After suffering a serious car accident that left him unable to walk for close to six months, Pierre Hall created Golden Glow, wrote the songs, and forced them onto his four-track with pure determination. When finished, he toyed with the idea of re-recording the songs in a cleaner studio. Then he thought of releasing the songs in their original form but limiting the outlet and calling them demos, but everyone who heard the tracks gave the same advice. Don’t ruin the magic was captured on that four-track. Don’t clean-up the charm. Release the music as it is. 'Tender Is The Night' is the result.

            Golden Glow is the charming solo project of Manchester singer/songwriter Pierre Hall. Son of a British father from Trinidad and Tobago, and a Mauritian mother, Pierre established himself in Manchester first as a party promoter and then fronting the Brit-pop band Lead Balloons. In late 2009, Pierre began to write songs as a solo artist. Naming his new project Golden Glow as a tribute to the band Felt, he used a dark period of his life to capture what he was feeling through his music. Starting simply, and sticking to the DIY aesthetics that have marked Manchester bands since the first days of punk, songs were written and recorded on a four-track with minimal equipment and no grand plan for where things might end up. After befriending and opening for The Drums, the track “Adore Me” was included on a compilation for their label, Holiday Records. By late 2010, the set of songs that were to become Golden Glow’s debut, 'Tender Is The Night' were completed and a series of lo-fi music videos began to get attention around the internet. With a beginning equally dependent on talent, necessity, and happenstance, Golden Glow is a project that deserves the recognition that is surely coming its way.


            STAFF COMMENTS

            Andy says: Disturbed but beautiful, doomy but empowering, Mancunian melancholia. Smart.

            TRACK LISTING

            01. Adore Me
            02. Locked Inside
            03. The Cure
            04. The Blizzard
            05. On My Own
            06. All Time
            07. Books
            08. At A Loss
            09. Streetlighter
            10. Retreat
            11. Start Again

            Her Space Holiday

            Sleepy Tigers

            "Sleepy Tigers" is the lead off track from Her Space Holiday's full-length, "XOXO, Panda And The New Kid Revival". In addition to the title track, three new compositions are included on the release. These tracks are not outtakes or throwaways from the recording of the full-length, but are in fact fully realized works completed in a fit of inspiration as the single was being compiled. For longtime fans of Her Space Holiday, those anxious to hear the new creative direction taken on "XOXO, Panda And The New Kid Revival", or new listeners yet to discover what makes Her Space Holiday one of Mush's most beloved acts, "Sleepy Tigers" is the perfect preview of what's to come. Recording as Her Space Holiday since 1996, Marc Bianchi creates sugarcoated dreamscapes floating alongside bitter-sweet narratives of life.

            Lymbyc Systym

            Love Your Abuser Remixed

              Lymbyc Systym's has made many new friends in the last year and a half as they've toured in support of their Mush Records debut, "Love Your Abuser". They've asked some of those friends – The Album Leaf, The One AM Radio, Daedelus, This Will Destroy You, and Back Ted-N-Ted – to remix some of the material from their album. In addition Mush Records' Black Country Bibio and Austinite Reference turn in masterful reworkings. Each artist adds their unique touches to Lymbyc Systym's already epic source material, working simultaneously as a companion piece to 2007's "Love Your Abuser" and as a compelling album on its own, "Love Your Abuser Remixed" is further testament to Lymbyc Systym's powerful presence in the instrumental music scene. Hailing from Tempe, Arizona, Jared and Michael Bell formed Lymbyc Systym late in 2001. Drawing inspiration from the groups Tortoise, Explosions in the Sky, and Four Tet, their compositions cleverly combine vintage keyboards, infectious melodies, analog effects, dynamic drumming, and intricate laptop programming to form melodic and cohesive tracks that blur the borders between post-rock, indie-rock, and folktronica.

              Pedro

              You Me And Everyone

                Fresh off the triumph of Mush's 2006 re-release of his self-titled debut (where he took the 2003 Melodic version back to the studio for a sonic overhaul), London's mighty Pedro returns with "You, Me & Everyone". While comparisons to artists like Four Tet and Minotaur Shock have been natural on his past releases, Pedro approaches this latest set of compositions in a way that continues to establish his unique take on folk and jazz based electronica. Free-jazz horn blasts ring out with new vigor, drums hit a bit harder, and Pedro continues to forge new elements into his song craft, even raising the ghosts of Liquid Liquid and A Certain Ratio on a track or two. "Me, You & Everyone" will surely be the album that secures Pedro a position among the game's elite.

                Her Space Holiday

                Let's Get Quiet Vol. 2

                  "Let's Get Quiet Vol. 2" is a four-track instrumental EP. Opener "OSAF" harkens back to the electro-infused beats of hip-hop's early days. "Wrapped in Plastic" is classic Her Space Holiday: intricate string flourishes, intriguing breakdowns, and melodic refrains over electronic drums. On "Panda Strikes", Arabesque synth lines weave through thick bass lines and dancefloor-ready drumbeats. The EP's closer, "Wishbone", is all lulling tropicalia, as dense string arrangements and lush melodies float over dreamy production.

                  Lymbyc Systym

                  Love Your Abuser

                    "Love Your Abuser", the debut full-length from Tempe, Arizona's Lymbyc Systym, is a sprawling post-rock epic. Brothers Jared and Michael Bell's ten distinct tracks capture an emotional range not often found in instrumental music. With layers of vintage keyboards and analog effects complemented by virtuoso drum work and tasteful programming, the album glides from the playful to the sublime without sacrificing a core consistency. Drawing inspiration from groups like Tortoise, Explosions In The Sky, and Four Tet, the duo's compositions cleverly combine catchy melodies, dynamic rhythms, and intricate laptop programming that form melodic and cohesive tracks blurring the borders between post-rock, indie-rock, and folktronica.

                    Neotropic

                    White Rabbits

                      Riz Maslen (Neotropic) is regarded as possibly electronic music's most accomplished female artist.


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