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Metallica

Death Magnetic - 2024 Reissue

    Metallica’s tenth album, Death Magnetic (2008), will be pressed on 140g ‘Magnetic Silver’ limited edition coloured vinyl.



    TRACK LISTING

    Side A
    That Was Just Your Life
    The End Of The Line
    Boken, Beat & Scarred
    Side B
    The Day That Never Comes
    All Nightmare Long
    Cyanide
    Side C
    The Unforgiven II
    The Judas Kiss
    Side D
    Suicide & Redemption
    My Apocalypse

    Various Artists

    Above The Rim (The Soundtrack) - 30th Anniversary Edition

      Death Row Records/ gamma is pleased to announce the release of a 30th Anniversary edition of Above The Rim (The Soundtrack) on 17th May. This is the first time the full 21-song tracklist will be available on vinyl. All previous LP releases have been 18 tracks. It will be available on double yellow with orange and red splatter vinyl.

      Upon its initial release, Above The Rim (The Soundtrack) sold over 2 million copies and held the #1 spot on the Billboard R&B Albums chart for 10 consecutive weeks. The soundtrack is loaded with songs from epic artists including Tha Dogg Pound featuring Nate Dogg and Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dr. Dre, Warren G, DJ Quik and Al B. Sure! Additionally, this special 30th Anniversary edition will now include tracks from 2Pac "Pain" (feat. Stretch), Lord G “Mi Monie Rite!" and 2Pac “Loyal To The Game" (feat. Treach & Riddler).

      TRACK LISTING

      Side A
      1. Anything Swv
      2. Old Time's Sake Sweet Sable
      3. Part Time Lover H-Town
      4. Big Pimpin’ The Dogg Pound Gangstas
      5. Didn’t Mean To Turn You On 2nd Ii None

      Side B
      1. Doggie Style D.J. Rogers
      2. Regulate Nate Dogg & Warren G
      3. Pour Out A Little Liquor Thug Life
      4. Gonna Give It To Ya Jewell & Aaron Hall
      5. Afro Puffs The Lady Of Rage

      Side C

      1. Jus So Ya No Cpo-Boss Hogg
      2. Hoochies Need Love Too Paradise
      3. I’m Still In Love With You Al B. Sure!
      4. Crack ‘Em O.F.T.B.
      5. U Bring Da Dog Out Rhythm & Knowledge
      6. Blowed Away B-Rezell

      Side D
      1. It's Not Deep Enough Jewell
      2. Dogg Pound 4 Life Tha Dogg Pound
      3. Pain 2pac & Stretch
      4. Mi Monie Rite! Lord G
      5. Loyal To The Game 2pac, Treach & Riddler

      Death Cult

      Paradise Now

        In 2023, Death Cult returned and reunited for a handful of performances. In 2024, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Cult, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy have curated the previously released Death Cult collection 'Ghost Dance', and recompiled the tracks for a 2024 release titled 'Paradise Now'. 

        Southern Death Cult formed in 1981, releasing their sole, self-titled album posthumously in 1983. That same year, Death Cult formed, with Astbury joining forces with Duffy for a musical partnership that has endured for 40-plus years. The band released two 12-inches that same year, one being the 'Death Cult EP', which were subsequently combined and released as a CD. Death Cult is a vital transmission from the generation of Shamanic post-punk gothic futurists. In late 2023, Astbury and Duffy reformed Death Cult for a series of live performances including a sole U.S. date at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles and a limited run of U.K. dates including back-to-back sold out shows at the Brixton Electric. Death Cult became The Cult in 1984, releasing Dreamtime that same year. The seminal post-punk band has gone on to sell in excess of four million albums with numerous international and U.S. gold and platinum certifications.

        Ian Astbury (vocals) and Billy Duffy (guitar) have released 11 studio albums over The Cult’s 40-year career. The band, dubbed “Shamanic goths” by Classic Rock Magazine, found international renown with the 1985 album, 'Love', which featured the enduring rock anthem “She Sells Sanctuary,” as well as the oft-heard follow-up single “Rain.” Electric arrived in 1987, with Rolling Stone saying the collection of songs (particularly “Love Removal Machine,” “Wild Flower” and “Lil’ Devil”) “swaggers, crunches and howls.” Most recently, The Cult released Under the Midnight Sun. Mojo, in a review of the eight-song album, said “rock’s unquenchable melodramatists have the fire in their eyes still”.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Horse Nation
        2. Ghost Dance
        3. Brothers Grimm
        4. Christians
        5. Gods Zoo (These Times)
        6. A Flower In The Desert
        7. Butterflies
        8. With Love (Sea And Sky)

        Amen Dunes

        Death Jokes

          With 'Death Jokes', for the first time since the project's incarnation in 2006, the spiritual reflections and meditations of Amen Dunes are turned away from himself, and out sharply towards the world. The album is also a drastic turn musically and thematically, rooted in the electronic music of raves and of rap music he grew up with but never imagined himself able to make, playing like a scathing electronic essay on America’s culture of violence, dominance, and destructive individualism.

          The work on 'Death Jokes' began just weeks before the first word of the pandemic came in the winter of 2019; it was completed three years later as we began to emerge from the worst. The album's meaning morphed as the pandemic went on, first a reflection on our attachment to form, and to ourselves, and then shifting into a solemn indictment of our culture’s blind spots as we misjudge and attack, veiled self-centeredness and self-importance masquerading as morality.


          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: Amen Dunes is without a doubt entering his purple patch here, with the brilliant 'Death Jokes' taking all of the woozy songwriting and soaring melodicism of his early work but rendering it in bold brushes of echoic 80's electronica and jagged, blended electronic fragments.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Death Jokes
          2. Ian
          3. Joyrider
          4. What I Want
          5. Rugby Child
          6. Boys
          7. Exodus
          8. Predator
          9. Solo Tape
          10. Purple Land
          11. I Don’t Mind
          12. Mary Anne
          13. Round The World
          14. Poor Cops 

          Ian Lynch

          All You Need Is Death (Original Soundtrack)

            Debut soundtrack from Ian Lynch of Lankum / One Leg, One Eye, produced by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (Lankum, ØXN)

            All You Need Is Death’ is the soundtrack to director Paul Duane’s cosmic folk horror film. The film blends Irish folklore and musical traditions with nerve-wracking horror where songs that have never been heard before open the door to a powerful, ancient evil.

            It follows near universal acclaim for the latest Lankum album ‘False Lankum’, including the topping of numerous Albums Of Year Lists worldwide (incl. The Guardian, Uncut, Loud & Quiet, The Quietus, Mojo (‘Folk Album’) and the Irish Times and sold out shows around Europe throughout 2023 and widespread critical praise for Ian’s debut solo album as One Leg, One Eye ‘And Take The Black Worm With Me’ (on Nyahh Records).

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Hung By Wire
            2. The Unravelling
            3. Feed The Swarm
            4. Deceptive Transceiver
            5. The Hunt
            6. Tráthnóna Beag Aréir
            7. Severed From The Light
            8. Máirseáil Chrapchosach
            9. Day Of Wrath And Doom
            10. A New Dawn, An Old Song
            11. Nestedodd Enabler
            12. The Descent
            13. Hypnagogic Transmission
            14. Old God Rising
            15. Weaxan Driblet
            16. Old God Rising - Malthusian

            Lil Peep

            Star Shopping (RSD24 EDITION)

              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH 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 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.



              Paraorchestra

              Death Songbook (With Brett Anderson & Charles Hazlewood)

                Death Songbook is an exquisite and unique collaboration between Suede’s Brett Anderson, Charles Hazlewood and Paraorchestra featuring special guests Nadine Shah and Gwenno.

                The album features delicate new interpretations of iconic songs by the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen, Suede, Depeche Mode, Mercury Rev and Japan tackling themes of death, the death of love, anxiety, loss and transcendence.

                Paraorchestra is the world's first large-scale virtuoso ensemble of professional disabled and non-disabled musicians.

                The CD and LP packages feature beautiful photography from the original recordings at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.


                TRACK LISTING

                1. The Killing Moon
                2. Unsung
                3. Holes (feat. Nadine Shah)
                4. Nightporter
                5. She Still Leads Me On
                6. Wonderful Life
                7. The Next Life
                8. He's Dead
                9. Enjoy The Silence (feat. Gwenno)
                10. The End Of The World (feat. Nadine Shah)
                11. My Death
                12. Brutal Lover

                The Cult / Death Cult

                Under The Midnight Sun / 8323

                  The Cult has reveled in a storied career. From the pre-millennial iconic Love album bursting with idealism and the full on blast of 2001’s Beyond Good & Evil to the recent biting truth of Hidden City, the band has lived their art. How the future unfolds will be decided in part by current cultures response and the group’s response. One thing is for sure, The Cult will respond. It’s what they do. The Cult’s next endeavor Under The Midnight Sun is out October 7, 2022.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  LP Tracklist:

                  1. Mirror
                  2. A Cut Inside
                  3. Vendetta X
                  4. Give Me Mercy
                  5. Outer Heaven
                  6. Knife Through Butterfly Heart
                  7. Impermanence
                  8. Under The Midnight Sun

                  7" Tracklist:

                  1. C.O.T.A.
                  2. FLESH AND BONE

                  Nurse With Wound

                  She And Me Fall Together In Free Death

                    "She and Me Fall Together in Free Death" is probably the most approachable, largely "musical" album that NWW has released since Rock N' Roll Station . It's also one of his strangest concepts, a marriage of trance inducing Krautrock grooves with a traditional jazz standard and some jarringly atonal musique concrete. Side A is the 20- minute title track: a slow-motion jam reminiscent of of one of Can's sidelong tracks on Tago Mago or the more avant-garde grooves of Tony Conrad and Faust's Outside the Dream Syndicate. The propulsive Jaki Liebezeit drumbeat is the foundation for a long jam session with what sounds like a dijderidoo and layers of guitar feedback. It's a massive, heavy sound, the kind that Julian Cope would devote a whole chapter to in his "Kratrocksampler". Side B is one long piece with three distinct movements. Beginning with those familiar, World Serpent-trademark windchimes, the listener is quickly ushered into Staple- ton's singing debut (!) in a rendition of the oft- covered traditional jazz ballad " Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair " This was a favorite of the recently deceased Nina Simone, and also of the avant- jazz screamer Patty Waters. Nurse With Wound's version is backed by cello drones, repetitive guitar strums and tambourine, sounding very much like The Velvet Un- derground's " Venus in Furs ". It's such a treat to hear Steven Stapleton's multitracked vocals cover this classic song, and this eerie version rates as one of my favorites. This song and the title track prove to the naysayers that Nurse With Wound is equally adept at rock n' roll songcraft as he is at demented sound collages. The creepy jazz cover seques into "Chicken Con- cret (For Missy E)", a truly warped tape-edit job that juxtaposes chicken squawks and sythesized birdcalls with random bleeps, speaker hiccups and gongs.

                    Could this be Steven Stapleton 's tribute to Timbaland and Missy Elliott's incomparable use of musique concrete techniques on their major label hip- hop anthems? Hard to say, but I like to think so. Side B ends with the hyper-sexualized "Gusset Typing", in which a mutated woman's voice describes her masturbation and orgasm in in- timate, anatomical detail. Her monologue is set against an intense rhythmic throbbing that builds as she reaches her climax. At the end, she blows her load and the record ends. This certainly qualifies as an active listening experience, and it's also a great make-out rec

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. She And Me Fall Together Like Free Death
                    2. Black Is The Color Of My True Loves Hair
                    3. Chicken Concret 
                    4. Gusset Typing
                    5.She And Me Fall Together Like Free Death (Phosphorous Mix) 
                    6. Chicken Korma
                    7. Fine Writin'
                    8. She And Me Fall Together In Free Death (Funereal Mix)
                    9. Yellowed
                    10. Seeting Red
                    11. Black

                    Death In Vegas

                    Dead Elvis - 2024 Reissue

                      Dead Elvis is the debut studio album by British band Death in Vegas, which was originally released in 1997. It featured a blend of musical genres, but most of the tracks are mainly based in dub and electronic dance music. This was the only Death in Vegas album to feature original member Steve Hellier. A limited vinyl run of Dead Elvis was released in 1997 but didn't feature the complete album. The complete Dead Elvis album, including the singles "Dirt", "Rocco" & "Rekkit" is now for the first time available on vinyl.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A
                      1. All That Glitters
                      2. Opium Shuffle
                      3. GBH

                      Side B
                      1. Dirt
                      2. Rocco
                      3. Rekkit

                      Side C
                      1. I Spy
                      2. Amber

                      Side D
                      1. Rematerialised
                      2. 68 Balcony
                      3. Sly

                      Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

                      Dark Rainbow

                        Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes return with their fifth studio album, 'Dark Rainbow' - set for release on 26 January 2024. The Rattlesnakes have built a reputation for blistering anthems that owe as much to brooding desert rock as it does hardcore and power-pop. They’re redefining punk-rock with a sound that straddles eras and genres, putting The Rattlesnakes in a category all their own, while also challenging tired cliches and setting the world to rights.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Honey
                        2. Man Of The Hour
                        3. Can I Take You Home
                        4. American Spirit
                        5. Happier Days
                        6. Brambles
                        7. Queen Of Hearts
                        8. Sun Bright Golden Happening
                        9. Superstar
                        10. Self Love
                        11. A Dark Rainbow

                        Alan Silvestri

                        Death Becomes Her (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Black Friday 23 Edition)

                          THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH 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 8AM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH).

                          This first-ever vinyl pressing of Alan Silvestri’s score for the 1992 black comedy Death Becomes Her features seven cues that were not included in the original soundtrack release, plus the original song “Me,” performed by legendary actress Meryl Streep. Pressed on limited-edition Purple vinyl with original cover art and a printed inner sleeve. 

                          Napalm Death

                          From Enslavement To Obliteration (Black Friday 23 Edition)

                            THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH 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 8AM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH).


                            The founding band of grindcore - Napalm Death are THE most influential band in the genre

                            Having sold millions of records worldwide and toured the globe they have forged the unlikeliest of careers. The classic debut album 'Scum' was only Earache Records 3rd ever release (MOSH003) and started the wave of grindcore and extreme bands that followed over the next 15 years.

                            The second studio album from Napalm Death 'From Enslavement To Obliteration" is the last to feature vocalist Lee Dorrian and guitarist Bill Steer and the first to include Shane Embury on bassist.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Evolved As One
                            2. Its A MANS World
                            3. Lucid Fairytale
                            4. Private Death
                            5. Impressions
                            6. Unchallenged Hate
                            7. Uncertainty Blurs The Vision
                            8. Cock- Rock
                            9. Alienation
                            10. Retreat To Nowhere
                            11. Think For A Minute
                            12. Display To Me
                            13. From Enslavement To Obliteration
                            14. Blind To The Truth
                            15. Social Sterility
                            16. Emotional Suffocation
                            17. Practice What You Preach
                            18. Inconceivable
                            19. Worlds Apart
                            20. Obstinate Direction
                            21. Mentally Murdered
                            22. Sometimes
                            23. Make Way!
                            24. Musclehead
                            25. Your Achievement
                            26. Dead
                            27. Morbid Deceiver
                            28. The Curse
                            29. Scum 
                            30. Life?
                            31. Retreat To Nowhere
                            32. Internal Animosity

                            Snoop Doggy Dogg

                            Doggystyle - 30th Anniversary Edition

                              To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s multi- platinum 'Doggystyle', heralded as one of the most important albums of all time, this release includes the original 1993 tracklisting - 'Gz Up, Hoes Down' has not been on the album since its pressing in 1993.

                              For new and old fans alike, this is the definitive version of the classic album that launched Snoop’s solo career and helped define the sound of Los Angeles in the process.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Bathtub
                              2. G Funk Intro
                              3. Gin And Juice
                              4. Tha Shiznit
                              5. Lodi Dodi
                              6. Murder Was The Case
                              7. Serial Killa
                              8. Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)
                              9. For All My Niggaz & Bitches
                              10. Aint No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None)
                              11. Doggy Dogg World
                              12. Gz And Hustlas
                              13. Gz Up, Hoes Down
                              14. Pump Pump

                              The Death Wheelers

                              Chaos & The Art Of Motorcycle Madness

                                Cursed to ride forever on this mortal plane after partaking in a satanic drug ritual, the Death Wheelers pledge allegiance to the god of hell and fire. However, in order to prove themselves to their newly anointed leader and for the spell to take effect, the club Will need to engage in a series of lewd acts of sex and violence across the country.Immortality comes at a price and you’re about to pay for it…

                                The beating heart of The Death Wheelers is a rumbling engine. Since their self-titled debut in 2015 and in 2020’s cinematic-storytelling breakout, Divine Filth, the Canadian outfit have tapped into wind-through-hair freedom and careened down open roads of groove, not a cop in sight. Their third record, Chaos and the Art of Motorcycle Madness, more than lives up to its name on all fronts. With songs like “Morbid Bails” and “Lucifer’s Bend,” the in-the-know references abound, and The Death Wheelers draw from classic underground metal, scummer heavy rock and cast themselves into a cauldron of cultish biker devil worship, reveling in any and all post-apocalyptic dystopias with genuine glee at having just seen the world eat itself. You might hear some surf guitar. Crazy things can happen.

                                A sample in “Triple D (Dead, Drunk and Depraved)” underscores the message: “We want to be free to ride our machines without being hassled by the man. And we want to get loaded.” That line, from Roger Corman’s 1966 film The Wild Angels, serves as a mission statement, and as “Lucifer’s Bend” starts by laughing about how you can’t get away from Satan, they might as well carve it into their forearms to be ready when the blast of distortion hits, as much Entombed as Motörhead, galloping and sinister, coated in road dust and blood.

                                The band tells the story like this: “Cursed to ride forever on this mortal plane after partaking in a satanic drug ritual, the Death Wheelers pledge allegiance to the god of hell and fire. However, in order to prove themselves to their newly anointed leader and for the spell to take effect, the club will need to engage in a series of lewd acts of sex and violence across the country. Immortality comes at a price and you’re about to pay for it…”

                                While forging songs adherent more to ideology than style, The Death Wheelers cast their biker cult in their own image, and on Chaos and the Art of Motorcycle Madness, they challenge death head-on as only those with no fear of it could hope to do.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. The Scum Always Rises To The Top
                                2. Morbid Bails
                                3. Les Mufflers Du Mal
                                4. Ride Into The Rot (Everything Lewder Than Everything Else)
                                5. Triple D (Dead, Drunk, Depraved)
                                6. Lucifer?s Bend
                                7. Brain Bucket
                                8. Open Road X Open Casket
                                9. Motortician
                                10. Interquaalude
                                11. Sissy Bar Strut (Nymphony 69)
                                12. Cycling For Satan Part II

                                Marina Zispin

                                Life And Death - The Five Chandeliers Of The Funereal Exorcisms

                                  ‘Love And Death - The Five Chandeliers Of The Funereal Exorcisms’ pulls back the veil unto a nocturnal scene populated by shadows, embers burning coldly in the underworld. Marina Zispin is your guide, siren and protector both. Marina Zispin is the negative space between musicians Bianca Scout and Martyn Reid. Love And Death is the duo’s debut release, five chandeliers of melancholic, vibrant synth pop twinkling in the inky blackness. Both originally hailing from the North East of England and forming a musical partnership before lockdown, Bianca Scout and Martyn Reid initially worked remotely. Having relocated to South London and Newcastle respectively, Marina Zispin was born in earnest after the duo could begin writing and practising in the same space. Bianca Scout is a celebrated musician and dancer with a number of solo and collaborative works in her discographywhile Martyn Reid is a mainstay of the UK noise and power electronics scene, most recently with solo project Depletion. Marina Zispin largely eschews both Scout’s deconstructed approach to song and Reid’s focus on visceral, noise- based productions; the result is a new entity, the underground pop star that exists only in darkened dreams. Marina Zispin, then, is an avatar cajoled, nurtured and directed by Scout and Reid. Analogue electronics redolent of the early 80s Cold Wave and Synth Pop era form the base of the Zispin worldview, with Bianca Scout donning the Marina disguise, embodying the character over five songs of swooning drama, playful melodic interplays and tear-stained, doe-eyed sentiment. Flowers In The Sea opens with an austere 4/4 beat and hypnotic synth parts before Scout/Zispin floats in across the lagoon. Scout’s vocal tone is an instant winner, sweet like honey pouring down over the cold, robotic productions and stereo-panned synth work. We can almost see the petals drift into the horizon before being pulled under by the artist’s sadness. Ski Resort bursts out with a Jacno-inspired bassline and backing that could have been buried in a French disco in 1982 (think Stereo or Linear Movement) before Scout’s narrative details frivolousness and regret before a magical shift for the final coda into major key. Backworth Gold Club closes Side A, a mysterious rigid beat and minor chord synth arpeggios swimming in space, floating and obscure. On Side B, Hymn carries the tone on, church-like synths holding down the pattern for Zispin/Scout to float above in a flowing gown of reverb. The marriage of Reid’s cold musical backbone and Scout’s effortless vocal and co- production is in full flow here, the vocals at times rising to the rafters of this nocturnal place of worship, at other points they’re fuzzy samples cutting in and drifting out or sung with an extreme autotune, abstract and perfect in the moment. Surprise Party is the most straightforward pop bullet, Scout/Zispin’s vocal peering out more from the fog, perhaps revealing more than usual: vulnerability, maybe, the wandering muse of the artists behind the veil or just another layer of mystery behind the enigma? Marina Zispin’s Life & Death - The Five Chandeliers Of The Funereal Exorcisms ends as it began, scintillating in obscurity, leaving everything unanswered but open.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Flowers In The Sea
                                  2. Ski Resort
                                  3. Backworth Golf Club
                                  4. Hymn
                                  5. Surprise Party

                                  Devo

                                  Art Devo - Industrial Death Edition

                                    Futurismo proudly present the release all hardcore Devo fans have been waiting for: ART DEVO 1973-1977, a lovingly packaged box set housing rare, unheard and obscure mind blowers sourced directly from the vaults of The De-Evolution Band. This anthology takes you from the band’s initial conception in Akron, Ohio to the moment before the world woke up, in a collection of sonic and visual art that captures Devo at the dawn of industrial death.

                                    ART DEVO showcases the mesmerizing evolution of a band on the brink of discovery, mining irony, wit and dark humour from the madness of a distorted modern world still coming to terms with aftermath of a collapsed economy and the Vietnam war. From 1973-1977 Devo would transform from an art project, pop art in the literal sense, into the group David Bowie would declare “the band of the future”. Here you will find the audio mutations of a band at the edge of greatness, initial concepts that gave birth to a new aesthetic that continually challenged preconceptions about music, art, performance, culture, composition and consumption...it was also the birth of Booji Boy. While the songs here may not be fully grown, raw even, these are the seeds of subversion that kickstarted Devo’s 50 year legacy.

                                    Spanning 3 LP’s and a 7” of predominantly unreleased material, this collection draws purely from that integral early history, garnered from unearthed basement recordings, original demo tapes, unfinished montages and rare live audio, all taken from the bands personal archive. The music is set against rare imagery, photos and personal artwork, with liners penned directly from the hands of founding members Jerry Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh and packaged in a gold foiled archive box containing separate art cards, to evoke a pseudo auction house art catalogue. Did we mention one of the images is also Scratch ‘N’ Sniff!

                                    This is a one-time only, strictly Limited Edition box set, never to be remade, showcasing why Devo was, and still is, one of the most important bands in American history. De-evolution is real. The art of Devo is real. Here is the evidence.

                                    The tracklist that has been curated by the band, they come housed in a gold foiled archive box, and contain a set of Double sided art cards - including a Scratch ‘N’ Sniff image. Plus liner notes by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V Casale.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    TRACKLIST:
                                    Side A: Exhibit [A] 1973-1976

                                    Boojis Industrial Death
                                    Total Love
                                    Auto Modown (Early Version)
                                    Space Girl Blues (Early Version)
                                    Live Forever
                                    Androgyny (Live At Kent Kove 74)
                                    Fraulein (Kent Kove 1974)

                                    Side B: Exhibit [B] 1973-1975
                                    Bicentennial Birthday
                                    Man From The Past
                                    Midget/My Lai Mama (Kent Kove 74)
                                    Shimmy Shake
                                    All Of Us
                                    Hubert House
                                    The Tinkle Tune

                                    Side C: Exhibit [C] 1973-1975
                                    Private Secretary (Kent Kove 74)
                                    I Don’t Know Why
                                    Dixie
                                    Pigs Waddle (Kent Kove74)
                                    Death Of Lt. Casanova (Kent Kove 74)

                                    Side D: Exhibit [D] 1975-1977
                                    U Got Me Bugged (Instrumental Version)
                                    I Don’t Know What I Do Do
                                    Huboon Stomp
                                    Can U Take It (Early Version)
                                    Uncontrollable Urge (Early Version)
                                    Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
                                    Falling In Love Again

                                    Side E: Exhibit [E] 1975-1977
                                    Devo Corporate Anthem (Early Version)
                                    Shrivel Up (Early Version)
                                    Smart Patrol (Early Version)
                                    I’m Lost At Home
                                    Untitled
                                    Never Go Back
                                    Secret Agent Man (Mark Vocal)

                                    Side F: Exhibit [F] 1975-1977
                                    Social Fools (Early Version)
                                    A Plan For U (Early Version)
                                    Nutty Buddy (Live At JB’s 76)
                                    Dogs Of Democracy
                                    Race Of Doom (Early Version)
                                    Space Junk (Early Version)
                                    Primal Satisfaction*
                                    End Message

                                    7” Side G: Exhibit [G] 1975
                                    Untitled Montage (Harlan Hall)
                                    Untitled Montage (Harlan Hall)

                                    Side H: Exhibit [H] 1975-1977
                                    Untitled Montage (Harlan Hall)
                                    Untitled Montage (Greenwood)

                                    The Hives

                                    The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons

                                      Undisputed icons of rock and roll The Hives are back, channelling the electrifying energy of the group's greatest hits with their first new album in over 10 years.

                                      Their colossal new album, The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons, reignites the band's lore in arresting fashion, exploring the disappearance of the band's mysterious sixth member Randy Fitzsimmons. Having gone missing some time ago, the band are without their best man, and things are not well in the manor. Maybe, just maybe, the release of new music will get Randy's attention and bring him back from the void...

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Barry says: The Hives are back! After 10 long years they return with the scuzzy monolith, 'the Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons' Fuzzed-out riffs lie between swathes of percussion and distorted, rhythmic vocal punches. It's a significant entry in the bands catalogue, managing to both assuage current fans, and no doubt attract a whole new audience. Lovely stuff.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Bogus Operandi
                                      2. Trapdoor Solution
                                      3. Countdown To Shutdown
                                      4. Rigor Mortis Radio
                                      5. Stick Up
                                      6. Smoke & Mirrors
                                      7. Crash Into The Weekend
                                      8. Two Kinds Of Trouble
                                      9. The Way The Story Goes
                                      10. The Bomb
                                      11. What Did I Ever Do To You?
                                      12. Step Out Of The Way

                                      Mike Cooper

                                      Life And Death In Paradise + Milan Live Acoustic 2018

                                        RIYL: Derek Bailey, David Bowie, Tim Buckley, John Cale, Michael Chapman, Lol Coxhill, Davey Graham, Steve Gunn, Van Morrison, Louis Moholo, Mike Osborne, Lou Reed, Sonny Sharrock & Television.

                                        Mike Cooper wrote his final songwriter record, a suite of gloaming glam-rock anthems performed with a spiritual jazz trio, while living on the Costa Tropical of Granada, Spain, an era when he was considering retiring from music altogether. A chance encounter and a last-ditch record deal convinced him to make one last album, which he recorded in 1974 at Pathway Studios in London, with “The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World,” featuring the inventive South African jazz rhythm section of Louis Moholo and Harry Miller with UK saxophonist Mike Osborne.

                                        This first-ever reissue includes a bonus CD of Milan Live Acoustic 2018, a previously unreleased solo set that represents Cooper’s return, after forty-four years pursuing free improvisation and electronics, to a new, deconstructed approach to singing, steel guitar, and songcraft.

                                        The deluxe LP+CD edition also features a six-panel insert with additional artwork and an essay by the artist about both records. The deluxe 2xCD gatefold edition features an eight-panel version of the same insert.

                                        In the wake of his magisterial triptych of early 1970s avant-folk-rock records Trout Steel (1970), Places I Know (1971), and The Machine Gun Co. (1972) the British songwriter, guitarist, and fledgling improviser Mike Cooper retreated to the Costa Tropical of Granada, Spain. With no prospects for touring or recording again, his fiery band the Machine Gun Co. had disintegrated. Cooper sets the scene in his liner notes of the first-ever reissue of his unjustly forgotten next album Life and Death in Paradise (1974): No one came running with offers of fame and riches, and we fell apart, and I left the country and headed for the beach, disillusioned and a bit disorientated musically. I went to Almuñécar in Andalusia, a place I had been going since 1969, because a painter friend from Reading, Rowland Fade who made the collage in the gatefold of my earlier album Trout Steel had moved there in 1968.

                                        It was in this synthetic coastal “paradise,” unmoored and adrift, considering retiring from music altogether, that he began tentatively writing new songs. A chance encounter with producer Tony Hall, who offered Cooper a last-ditch record deal on Hall’s nascent Fresh Air label, convinced him to make one last album with the stipulation that he could assemble what he called “The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World.” I told Tony that I would do it if I could hire some of my South African jazz musician friends that I had used on my Pye/Dawn albums and some friends from Reading that I still knew and admired. I called up Harry Miller, Louis Moholo, and Mike Osborne, who were in fact a trio at the time … and several local Reading heroes, including the singer-songwriter Terry Clarke. The result, recorded live with minimal overdubbing at Pathway Studios in London, was Life and Death in Paradise, an utterly singular suite of gloaming glam-rock anthems performed with a spiritual jazz trio comprising the inventive South African jazz rhythm section of Moholo and Miller with UK saxophonist Osborne. Unlike anything else in Cooper’s extensive catalog. Fresh Air fizzled, and Life and Death became Cooper’s final record as a songwriter, having pushed the form as far as he could.

                                        Drifting north from Spain back to the UK, he fell into the scene of the London Musicians Collective (LMC) including Paul Burwell, David Toop, and saxophonist Lol Coxhill, Cooper’s bandmate in the Recedents and fully embraced free improvisation. He was still, however, interested in singing and lyrics, so, influenced by Tom Phillips, William Burroughs, and Brion Gysin, he began experimenting with text collage and cut-up techniques, arriving at his own hybrid compositional strategy for improvisatory songs. The previously unreleased solo set Milan Live Acoustic 2018 represents Cooper’s return, after more than four decades pursuing free improvisation and electronics, to a new, deconstructed approach to singing, lap steel guitar, and songcraft. Presented here together with Life and Death in Paradise, the two records provide fascinating bookends to Mike Cooper’s long, mercurial, and pioneering practice as a songmaker.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Life And Death In Paradise:
                                        A1. Rocket Summer
                                        A2. Black Night Crash (including “Horry Rocker Show”)
                                        A3. O.M.M. Coda
                                        B1. Suicide De Luxe (including “Rock And Roll Hi Way”)
                                        B2. Life And Death In Paradise (including “Through A Veil,” “Beads On A String,” And “Reprise”)
                                        B3. Critical Incidents

                                        Milan Live Acoustic 2018:
                                        1. Migrants Song
                                        2. Approaching Zero
                                        3. Industrial Hazard
                                        4. In Moments Of Reverie
                                        5. Peach Trees
                                        6. Sage And Thyme
                                        7. Lord Franklin

                                        Stuart Argabright (Ike Yard) revives his legendary NYC hip hop unit, Death Comet Crew, for a landmark debut album release on the burgeoning Diagonal Records. Titled in tribute to the group's fallen member, Rammellzee (R.I.P), 'Ghost Among The Crew' rocks up a feral blend of hip hop, industrial and jazz fusion with a furtive cyberpunk swagger, marking their first output since 'This Is Riphop' for Mike Simonetti's Troubleman Unlimited label nearly 2 decade's ago.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Me Czar Of The Magyars
                                        2. Deep Space Woman
                                        3. Drag Racing
                                        4. Moons On Titan's Seas
                                        5. Let The Clubs Ring
                                        6. One On Ones
                                        7. Run Map
                                        8. Ignition Spark
                                        9. Crustacean Live

                                        Death Cab For Cutie

                                        Asphalt Meadows (Acoustic)

                                          Combining sensitive songwriting, memorable melodies, and the rich, wistful vocal tone of its leader Ben Gibbard, Seattle's Death Cab for Cutie quickly rose from a low-key solo project to become one of the definitive indie bands of the 2000s and 2010s. Then based in the bayside college town of Bellingham, Washington, Gibbard had a minor breakthrough in 1997 with his debut cassette, You Can Play These Songs with Chords, prompting him to put together a band that included the cassette's producer, Chris Walla.

                                          After marrying grungy rock and bittersweet indie pop for nearly a decade, their 2005 major-label debut, the more polished Plans, propelled Death Cab for Cutie into the Top Five behind the Hot 100 single "Soul Meets Body." They followed it with another hit song, the ballad "I Will Possess Your Heart" from 2008's Narrow Stairs, which went all the way to number one on the Billboard 200. (Both records were also nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Album.) Continuing a trend toward more refined production, they returned to the Top Ten with releases such as 2011's Codes and Keys (another Grammy nominee for Best Alternative Music Album) and 2015's Kintsugi (a Best Rock Album nominee). Their tenth studio full-length, Asphalt Meadows, saw release in 2022, 25 years after Gibbard's breakout cassette.

                                          ABOUT ASPHALT MEADOWS (ACOUSTIC)
                                          “we recorded asphalt meadows (acoustic) over four days in december 2022 with our friend andy park. our goal was to reinterpret our latest album with the most minimal arrangements possible and present the songs in their rawest, most intimate forms. some songs were able to take shapes similar to those on the proper album. others required full re-engineering to snap into focus.”

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          I Don’t Know How I Survive (Acoustic)
                                          Roman Candles (Acoustic)
                                          Asphalt Meadows (Acoustic)
                                          Rand McNally (Acoustic)
                                          Here To Forever (Acoustic)
                                          Foxglove Through The Clearcut (Acoustic)
                                          Pepper (Acoustic)
                                          I Miss Strangers (Acoustic)
                                          Wheat Like Waves (Acoustic)
                                          Fragments From The Decade (Acoustic)
                                          I’ll Never Give Up On You (Acoustic)
                                          The Plan

                                          Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

                                          The Drugs / Parasite (RSD23 EDITION)

                                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.
                                             
                                            Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have built a reputation for blistering anthems that owe as much to brooding desert rock as it does hardcore and power-pop. They're redefining punk-rock with a sound that straddles eras and genres, putting The Rattlesnakes in a category all their own, while also challenging tired cliches and setting the world to rights. These two tracks will only be released physcially for RSD with no future plans to release them on other formats. 'The Drugs' features Mercury Award winner and UK chart topper Jamie T. Spec: Transparent red / transparent red 7", CMYK Labels, White Paper inners, Spined Sleeve, Shrinkwrap

                                            Kid Congo Powers & The Near Death Experience

                                            Live In St. Kilda

                                              Live In St. Kilda is a twelve song live album from a one-time-only show in which Kid Congo Powers was backed by The Near Death Experience. Kid Congo says, “How did I hook up with The Near Death Experience you may ask? One fine day Kim Salmon, my long time Scientists Surrealist Beast of a friend, wrote from Australia to ask me to play at his book launch for his biography Nine Parts Water, One Part Sand: Kim Salmon And The Formula For Grunge on November 9th, 2019. The launch was to take place at the Memo Music Hall in St. Kilda, a seaside suburb of Melbourne. A royal command performance for the king of Kim? How could I say no to such an honor? What to do about a band? It did not take more than a minute for each of us to suggest Harry Howard and The Near Death Experience as the logical choice. I was a massive fan of the band already and we shared crossed paths as expats claiming out our musical in 1980s London. Harry with Crime And The City Solution and These Immortal Souls, Dave and Clare with The Moodists, Kim with the Scientists and me with Gun Club and Fur Bible. Needless to say it was fantastical to get together and make a playlist for Kim featuring covers by Suicide and Shangri La, with mine and NDE’s songs as well. The night was magic—I still am floating on a surrealistic pillow remembering the night. Enjoy the racket, enjoy the love, enjoy this record of friendship and celebration.”

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Barry says: Snapping garage percussion and screaming guitars lay the foundation for Kid Kongo Powers' unmistakeable vocals and scathing live show. Featuring the Near Death Experience members instead of the usual Pink Monkey Birds has lent his sound an even more raw edge, accentuated by the live setting. Hefty.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. LSDC
                                              2. I Found A Peanut
                                              3. Black Santa
                                              4. La Llorona
                                              5. The Only One
                                              6. Sophisticated Boom Boom
                                              7. New Kind Of Kick
                                              8. Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne
                                              9. She Doesn't Like It
                                              10. Sex Beat
                                              11. When He Finds Out
                                              12. Garbage Man

                                              Mats Gustafsson & Joachim Nordwall

                                              THEIR POWER REACHED ACROSS SPACE AND TIMETO DEFY THEM WAS DEATH-OR WORSE’

                                                Mats Gustafsson is a key character in the modern jazz scene as a world-renowned saxophone player, and has collaborated with countless artists including Sonic Youth, Neneh Cherry, Peter Brötzmann and Merzbow.

                                                Joachim Nordwall has been creating psychedelic electronic music since the late 1980s, and has been in groups such as The Skull Defekts and Alvars Orkester, with work credited alongside Aaron Dilloway, Mika Vainio, Kevin Drumm, Christine Abdelnour and John Duncan.

                                                Nordwall founded and runs the lauded record label iDEAL Recordings, operating at the cutting edge of experimental and electronic music, and hosting festivals, exhibitions, concerts, and club nights.

                                                The duo create a sense of vast, three dimensional auditory expanses. “This is where acoustics and analogue synths meet. It is unique music. Unheard Vibes. Perfect for special venues and good PAs” - Gustafsson and Nordwall.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1.  THERE ARE SOME WORLDS WHERE ALL DREAMS DIE (en Glad Stund)
                                                2.  THE DAY OF DAYS WAS THERE (vardag)
                                                3.  LOVE SHOWS IN HER SMILE: IT IS CONFIDENT (panik)
                                                4. THEIR NEW LIFE WAS THEIR FINAL LIFE (vilse)
                                                5.  BIRDBRAIN (olle ångest)
                                                6.  HIS FINGERS, MOVING IN THE AIR, PRODUCED A SOFT ORGAN-LIKE MUSIC (långtråkigt)
                                                7.  OH, SAID THE STRANGE MIND, YOU WANT ME TO THINK FOR YOU (det Blir Aldrig Bättre)
                                                8.  HER EYES…WERE LIKE COLD FIRES (slut)

                                                Death And Vanilla

                                                Flicker

                                                  Death and Vanilla return with ‘Flicker’, presenting their unique pop music that defies categorisation. Housed in a beautifully austere post-ironic de-constructed sleeve; ‘Flicker’ is a modern reflection on these difficult times. World crises notwithstanding, they return reborn, re-arranged and revitalised after assimilating dub reggae, the motorik spirals of Can, the modal meander of Philip Glass and The Cure’s dreamier pop sounds; plus the twice removed symphonic ambience of Spiritualized and Talking Heads under heavy manners from Brian Eno. By osmosis their period of transition since 2019’s much darker ‘Are You A Dreamer?’ has hatched new eclectic electronica anthems riddled with melody lines, and layered for lush love.

                                                  Forming in Malmö, Sweden, Death And Vanilla gravitated towards vintage musical equipment; from vibraphone, organ and mellotron, to tremolo guitar and Moog synthesisers. Soaking up soundtracks from the 60s and 70s, listening to library music, kosmiche, French Ye-ye pop and 60s psych, Marleen Nilsson, Anders Hansson and Magnus Bodin were fashioned by the city’s austere industrial past and flat pack present, and all in the shadow of the Orsesund Bridge that links their dreamworld to mainland Europe and a darker reality.

                                                  Death And Vanilla at once sound like everything is possible; but nothing else at all. There is a flicker of hope for everyone.

                                                  “Deploying vintage instruments in their quest for melancholic utopia.” - Electronic Sound

                                                  “Baroque pop through a dreampop filter.” - The Guardian.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Barry says: It's hard to define exactly what Death and Vanilla do. It's deeply psychedelic but rooted in classic songwriting, taking familiar progressions and twisting them into perfectly produced fever dreams. 'Flicker' has a ton of melody, is warm and brooding but remains resolutely listenable, and endlessly fascinating.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Side A
                                                  A1. Out For Magic
                                                  A2. Baby Snakes
                                                  A3. Find Another Illusion
                                                  A4. Perpetuum Mobile
                                                  Side B
                                                  B1. Looking Glass
                                                  B2. Mercury's Rising
                                                  B3. Fearless
                                                  B4. Transparent Things
                                                  B5. Perpetuum Reprise

                                                  Frightened Rabbit

                                                  Late March, Death March - 2023 Repress

                                                    This 7” single is housed in a picture sleeve and pressed on black vinyl. The B-side features an exclusive etched design.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A. Late March, Death March

                                                    The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster

                                                    Horse Of The Dog - 2023 Reissue

                                                      In the early 2000s, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster emerged with a black-hearted blast of frenetic psychobilly, punk and goth that felt like a closing time punch-up between The Birthday Party, The Cramps and The Make-Up. Their lunatic intensity was best captured within their first two albums, 2002’s ‘Hörse of the Dög’ and 2004’s ‘The Royal Society’, both of which remain adored as cult classics to this day by a fanbase still addicted by their visceral, riotous noise rock.

                                                      One of the band’s biggest fans is the film director Edgar Wright, who directed the music video for their song ‘Psychosis Safari’ as he was working on his own cult classic, ‘Shaun of the Dead’. The film even featured ‘Mister Mental’ (from ‘The Royal Society’) on its soundtrack. Still a fan to this day, Wright has penned the accompanying liner notes that will feature in all physical versions of the reissue. He writes:

                                                      “The aural assault of ‘Celebrate Your Mother’, ‘Chicken’, ‘Giant Bones’, ‘Fishfingers’ and, frankly, the whole fucking album, represents the uniquely combustive togetherness of this band who in 2002 existed paradoxically both within and outside the music scene of the day… Behold an album too fast to live, but too young to ever die. The finest 25 minutes of freak energy one can handle.”

                                                      Formed in Brighton on January 1st 2000, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster went on to release one final record, 2010’s ‘Blood & Fire’, before disbanding. They experienced a rediscovery in 2012 when ‘Chicken’ featured in a Nike campaign, which led to the band reuniting for sold-out shows in London, Brighton and Manchester. 


                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                      Side A
                                                      1. Celebrate Your Mother 2:33
                                                      2. Chicken 2:47
                                                      3. Whack Of Shit 2:18
                                                      4. Psychosis Safari 2:52
                                                      5. Giant Bones 1:46
                                                      Side B
                                                      6. Fishfingers 2:07
                                                      7. Charge The Guns 1:25
                                                      8. Morning Has Broken 2:33
                                                      9. Team Meat 2:45
                                                      10. Presidential Wave 4:06
                                                      "B-Side" Bonus Tracks:
                                                      Side A
                                                      Alex
                                                      Torrential Abuse
                                                      Return December
                                                      Briefcases For Girls
                                                      Sacred Metal
                                                      Side B
                                                      Turkish Delights Of The Devil
                                                      Ho Ha
                                                      Palomino's Dream
                                                      Lazy Bones
                                                      Flag Party

                                                      CD Tracklist:
                                                      1. Celebrate Your Mother
                                                      2. Chicken
                                                      3. Whack Of Shit
                                                      4. Psychosis Safari
                                                      5. Giant Bones
                                                      6. Fishfingers
                                                      7. Charge The Guns
                                                      8. Morning Has Broken
                                                      9. Team Meat
                                                      10. Presidential Wave

                                                      San Lorenz

                                                      A Death At Sea

                                                        Liverpool art-rockers San Lorenz release their highly anticipated debut album ‘A Death At Sea’ following the success of previous EP releases; ‘The House That Doubt Built’ and ‘No Brain, No Pain’. A sonic rollercoaster that explores themes of grief, hopelessness and separation from oneself, ‘A Death At Sea’ is certainly the band’s most ambitious offering to date. Within this body of work, the band proves the thing that has kept them moving for so long; the desire to push themselves and their songwriting to the highest reaches of what they can be.

                                                        San Lorenz put their heart and soul into these 11 songs and their efforts should become more apparent on each subsequent listen. A true labour of love and a triumphant debut record that showcases the band’s deftness in crafting deep, multi-layered soundscapes beneath earnest and nuanced lyrics. Known for their explosive live performances and on their way to great things, the Covid pandemic dealt a catastrophic blow to the band’s momentum. But never ones to rest on their laurels, they began remote writing sessions and were eventually able to commence recording, albeit under less-than-ideal circumstances.

                                                        Self-producing and working out of their own Yellowbird Studio, they enlisted the help of Grammy award winning producer Mark Rankin (QOTSA, Adele, Bloc Party) to mix the record. Throughout their career, the band have consistently demonstrated their ability to wilfully dismantle themselves in the pursuit of pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved both sonically and emotionally with their music.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Side One
                                                        1. Intro
                                                        2. Tightrope
                                                        3. Accessory
                                                        4. Adjust The Angle
                                                        5. Dijiste Adios
                                                        6. Where's The Shock?
                                                        Side Two
                                                        1. Wickerman
                                                        2. The Disappearing
                                                        3. (Don't Be A) Martyr
                                                        4. A Death At Sea
                                                        5. First To Know

                                                        Death Pill

                                                        Death Pill

                                                          Death Pill, are an all-female hardcore punk power trio of considerable muscle, combining metalcore, punk rock and (like labelmates ‘Shooting Daggers’) oodles of ‘Riot Grrl’ vibe. It’s significant how many female punk bands are using the stance and attitude of the ‘Riot Grrl’ movement as a touchstone for what they are about, but it doesn’t end there. From the classic punk of Black Flag, The Distillers and Circle Jerks, to modern outfits like Axe Rash and the thrash metal of Nervosa and Exodus, there’s a nod to all of this in Death Pill’s visceral sound. Full on and fully formed on their self-titled debut album. That aside, what makes this release even more pertinent for us, and the fact that it is happening at all, is that Mariana, Anastasiya and Nataliya are from the Ukraine, who’s troubles are well known to all of course, but naturally enough have hit the band very hard. Singer/guitarist Mariana tells the story so far. Just imagine: You are a 20-year-old girl. Society constantly puts pressure on you: you should find a nice husband, have children and at the same time build a successful career. But no one asks what do you really want? What are exactly your interests and ambitions? Because maybe you want to be a punk rock star? Yes, I do and even against it all. I can create a female non-commercial band, play heavy high-quality music, and ignite the crowd. After all, rock is not only about brutal men with curly long hair, right? Nafa (Anastasiya), the drummer, also got sick of this idea. Together we created an all-female punk rock band Death Pill (2017), just like we wanted to! There is a strong and super friendly community of people in Ukraine. It's a big family of true music lovers, people who live by creating the Ukrainian underground scene. This is also how we met Nataliia our bass player. After our first practice with her, we realized that this is a real perfect match. In February fucking Russia started a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. It really changed our plans, dreams, and attitude. Some do it with weapons in their hands, some volunteer and help in any way they can to bring our victory closer. Hard times, but right now we have a real chance to change lives for the better. Victory will be ours; we are sure of it We couldn’t have put it any better. So there is hope for sure, and as this album amply demonstrates, plenty of fighting spirit. It’s a killer debut. However, producing a ‘killer record’ under such extraordinary circumstances was a challenge too. Tracking started during Covid and was completed in late 2021, only three tracks were mixed before the war hit. However the band and their production team were able to somehow continue and finished everything including the artwork in 5 months whilst the Russian invasion rolled on. A testament to their drive and single mindedness. The musicianship and commitment on display is undeniable, plus the tracks on the album have been totally remastered for this release, sounding as fat and full as a raging whirlwind. Although things are uncertain, the band are still strong and still together.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Side 1
                                                          1. Dirty Rotten Youth
                                                          2. Miss Revolt
                                                          3. Die For Vietnam
                                                          4. Друг
                                                          5. It's A Joke
                                                          Side 2
                                                          1. Go Your Way
                                                          2. Kill The Traitors
                                                          3. Расцарапаю Ебало
                                                          4. Would You Marry Me

                                                          Dougie Poole

                                                          The Rainbow Wheel Of Death

                                                            A country songwriter from Brooklyn’s indie underground, Dougie Poole blurs the lines between genre and generation on his third solo album, The Rainbow Wheel of Death. Rooted in sharp songwritingvand the organic sounds of a live-in-the-studio band, it’s a classic-sounding record for the modern world.

                                                            The Rainbow Wheel of Death’s title nods to the colorful pinwheel that appears onscreen whenever a computer’s application stalls. For Poole — who found himself working as a freelance computer programmer once the pandemic brought his touring schedule to a temporary halt in 2020 — it’s also a reference to the holding pattern that’s left much of society feeling stuck, unable to move ahead in an uncertain world. That feeling was pervasive when he began writing these nine songs, finishing the first handful of tracks in his New York City bedroom and wrapping up the songwriting process in the recording studio itself.

                                                            Once hailed as the “patron saint of millennial malaise” for his sardonic wit and topical, tongue-in-cheek songwriting, Poole broadens his reach here. “High School Gym” builds a bridge between 2020s lo-fi textures and 1980s pop vibes, while “Must Be In Here Somewhere” — whose narrator sits at a lap top, searching through “every server burning in North Carolina” for a digital souvenir of a long-lost relationship — mixes modern concerns with classic country instrumentation. If records like 2017’s Wideass Highway and 2020’s breakthrough release The Freelancer’s Blues told stories about uninspired Millennials languishing in dead-end jobs and no-good relationships, then The Rainbow Wheel of Death focuses on more universal issues like mortality, love, and the passing of the time.

                                                            With The Rainbow Wheel of Death, Dougie Poole breathes new life into country music, retaining the acclaimed elements of his previous work — drum machines, synthesizers, and his deepset voice — while pushing toward something warm, organic, and prismatic

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. The Rainbow Wheel Of Death
                                                            2. High School Gym
                                                            3. Nothing On This Earth Can Make Me Smile
                                                            4. Worried Man Blues 2
                                                            5. Nickels And Dimes
                                                            6. I Lived My Whole Life Last Night
                                                            7. Beth David Cemetery
                                                            8. Must Be In Here Somewhere
                                                            9. I Hope My Baby Comes Home Soon

                                                            Death Valley Girls

                                                            Islands In The Sky

                                                              For the better part of a decade, LA’s scrappy rock n’ roll mystics Death Valley Girls have used their music as a means of tapping into a communal cosmic energy. On albums like Glow In The Dark (2016), Darkness Rains (2018), and Under the Spell of Joy (2020) the band challenged the soul-crushing banality of modern society and celebrated “true magical in­nite potential” through a collage of scorching proto-punk riffs, earworm melodies, far-out lyrics, and lysergic auxiliary instrumentation. But on their latest album Islands in the Sky, Death Valley Girls’ songwriting mastermind Bonnie Bloomgarden uses the band’s anthemic revelries as a guidebook to spiritual healing and a roadmap for future incarnations of the self. And while these may be the loftiest aims of Death Valley Girls to date, the resulting music is also by far their most infectious and celebratory.

                                                              “Death Valley Girls are a gift to the world.” - Iggy Pop

                                                              “Harnessing the allure of the occult and the power of self-help, the Los Angeles garage rockers break free from their roots and ascend to the realm of spiritual psych-jazz rockestra.” - Pitchfork

                                                              “(Death Valley Girls) taps out of traditional songwriting and tune into a new spiritual consciousness…” - Spin

                                                              “An insistent Banshees like boom and groove.” - MOJO

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. California Mountain Shake
                                                              2. Magic Powers
                                                              3. Islands In The Sky
                                                              4. Sunday
                                                              5. What Are The Odds
                                                              6. Journey To Dog Star
                                                              7. Say It Too
                                                              8. Watch The Sky
                                                              9. When I'm Free
                                                              10. All That Is Not Of Me
                                                              11. It's All Really Kind Of Amazing

                                                              The Salem Travelers

                                                              Tell It Like It Is / Give Me Liberty Or Death

                                                                Two tracks from Chicago’s mighty Salem Travelers, from their brief time on the Chess subsidiary Checker in 1968.

                                                                The A-side, ‘Tell It Like It Is’, goes for around £45 on seven, its follow up, an previously unheralded classic from the same year. Both tracks are a unique funky take on gospel.

                                                                ‘Tell It Like It Is’ is filled with wah wah guitar chops and some excellent lead breaks that spice up the conga-adorned upbeat; a heady song grasping for the truth.

                                                                ‘Give Me Liberty Or Death’ is slightly slower, with a Motown-styled backbeat behind a fist pumping anthem that reels in its churchy roots and some great vocal interplay, a message song filled with emotion.

                                                                Two fantastic tunes from a transient ever-changing group who, in the 1960s and 1970s, were known for soulful harmonies, glass-shattering lead singing.

                                                                Typical of their repertoire of songs that provided social commentary on the troubles of the world from the war in Vietnam, drugs, violence, prejudice, civil rights and child delinquency.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1. Tell It Like It Is
                                                                2. Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

                                                                Gemma Ray

                                                                Gemma Ray & The Death Bell Gang

                                                                  Gemma Ray takes an unexpected detour from her acclaimed psych-soul and torch song oeuvre with a hard-edged experiment in cinematic electronica.

                                                                  Epic despite its underlying simplicity and groove, ‘Gemma Ray & The Death Bell Gang’ blends the funereal and the sinister with tenderness and yearning, with a dash of automaton-pop and a Dada-esque playfulness for good measure. Front and centre are Gemma’s trademark stirring voice and harmonies.

                                                                  Released on eco-mix and splatter coloured vinyl formats, with download card and exclusive pull-out poster by British painter Deryk Thomas (Swans, Angels of Light).

                                                                  The record was recorded at Tempelhof Flughafen in Berlin and features collaborations from sound designer Ralf Goldkind (Fantastichen Vier, Mona Mur), lap steel player Kristof Hahn (Swans), and syncussion by Andy Zammit (Jon Spencer).

                                                                  Accompanying videos for the singles ‘Come Oblivion’, ‘Howling’ and ‘Procession’ by animator Lucy Dyson (Paul McCartney, Beyonce, Courtney Barnett).

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  No Love
                                                                  Procession
                                                                  Be Still
                                                                  Howling
                                                                  Come Oblivion
                                                                  Tempelhof Desert Inn
                                                                  I Am Not Who I Am
                                                                  The Point That Tears
                                                                  All These Things
                                                                  Blowing Up Rocks

                                                                  Napalm Death

                                                                  Scum

                                                                    Universally credited as the band that invented grindcore, it's no exaggeration to say that Napalm Death are one of the most important acts in metal history

                                                                    Earache Records' third ever release (MOSH003), classic debut album 'Scum' had an immediate, seismic impact in 1987 and its influence can still be felt far and wide today. To celebrate its 35th anniversary, this essential album is repressed with limited edition Blue and Pink colour sleeves. An absolute 'must have' for any heavy metal collector.

                                                                    Pressed from the original master tapes, the album has been specially recreated using 'fdr' – full dynamic range mastering - allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the classic album a more ferocious and dynamic sound, enabling the listener to immerse in the full audio heaviness like never before.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Multinational Corporations
                                                                    Instinct Of Survival
                                                                    The Kill
                                                                    Scum
                                                                    Caught In A Dream
                                                                    Polluted Minds
                                                                    Sacrificed
                                                                    Siege Of Power
                                                                    Control
                                                                    Born On Your Knees
                                                                    Human Garbage
                                                                    You Suffer
                                                                    Life?
                                                                    Prison Without Walls
                                                                    Point Of No Return
                                                                    Negative Approach
                                                                    Success?
                                                                    Deceiver
                                                                    C.S.
                                                                    Parasites
                                                                    Pseudo Youth
                                                                    Divine Death
                                                                    As The Machine Rolls On
                                                                    Common Enemy
                                                                    Moral Crusade
                                                                    Stigmatized
                                                                    M.A.D
                                                                    Dragnet

                                                                    The Besnard Lakes

                                                                    The Besnard Lakes Are The Prayers For The Death Of Fame

                                                                      Following the triumphant, epic Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings album released in early 2021, The Besnard Lakes have announced the release to an accompanying EP – The Besnard Lakes are the Prayers for the Death of Fame.

                                                                      The majority of the music found on …Death of Fame were recorded in some form at the same time as their 2021 double album, but have since been either re-recorded, edited, extrapolated, and straight-up psyched out. Going even further into their drone rock influences (think Pure Phase-era Spiritualized and the mellower moments White Hills’ catalogue) the band emerge as a progressive and experimental group not afraid to take things out beyond the 15 minute mark (Silver Shadows).

                                                                      A band who are getting close to their 20 year mark continue to explore, surprise and excite us – it’s a trip, and we’re all on board.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. She's An Icicle
                                                                      2. A Jacket For A Rainy Lady
                                                                      3. Silver Shadows

                                                                      Goat

                                                                      Oh Death

                                                                        Formidable psychic warriors, channelers of the mystic and proponents of a spiritual quest that transcends this realm, Goat remain a band shrouded in mystery. Travelling from their inscrutable origins in the Swedish village of Korpilombo across the stages and festivals of the world in the last decade, this band has created their incendiary music entirely according to their own co-ordinates.

                                                                        With all this in mind, the casual observer might have guessed from its title that ‘Requiem’, their beatific and melancholic album of 2016, was to be their last. Yet the ancestral spirits summoned by their art are always restless. Thus the eternal cycles of rebirth have triumphantly produced ‘Oh Death’ - a ceremonial conflagration as powerful as any this band has made.Invigorated by forces we can only guess at the origins of, ‘Oh Death’ is a party to which all are welcome. Blithely waving away easy classification, these heat-hazed serenades are just as comfortable in the headspace of vicious ‘70s funk as they are in zesty ZE records post-punk.

                                                                        Folk-haunted incantations and free jazz skronk here find common ground, buoyed by relentless forward motion and raucous energy. Yet all of the above is locked into a delirious gnostic groove that threatens to throw the whole shebang spiraling into orbit. ‘Oh Death’ is driven by a supernatural charge that unifies, invigorates and transcends borders, whether geographical, musical, or between this world and the next. In the hands of these sages and soothsayers, this is just the beginning. Goat Is ‘Oh Death’, Long Live Goat.

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        William says: Goat returns with another musical edict from above, a kaleidoscope of demented funk of which the human spirit is desperately in need, according to the band. The fuzzy psychedelia of cracking lead single ‘Under No Nation’ was a perfect mission statement for this phase of the band, so strap in for a wonderfully weird ride with the undeniable forebearers of oddity.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        01. Soon You Die
                                                                        02. Chukua Pesa
                                                                        03. Under No Nation
                                                                        04. Do The Dance
                                                                        05. Apegoat
                                                                        06. Goatmilk
                                                                        07. Blow The Horns
                                                                        08. Remind Yourself
                                                                        09. Blessings
                                                                        10. Passes Like Clouds

                                                                        Death Cab For Cutie

                                                                        Asphalt Meadows

                                                                          Formed in Bellingham, WA in 1997, Death Cab for Cutie almost immediately entered the ranks of the era’s definitive bands, fueled in large part by the remarkable power of co-founder, vocalist, guitarist, and lead songwriter Benjamin Gibbard’s complex, often bittersweet songcraft. The band made their worldwide popular breakthrough with 2003’s RIAA gold certified Transatlanticism, later named by NPR as one of “The Decade's 50 Most Important Recordings.” Plans, their 2005 Atlantic Records debut release, saw Death Cab for Cutie ascending to even greater heights, earning RIAA platinum certification and a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Alternative Album” while spawning the chart-topping singles, “Soul Meets Body” and “I Will Follow You into the Dark,” the latter of which was honored with a GRAMMY® nod for “Best Pop Performance By Duo Or Group With Vocals.” Their following albums – including Narrow Stairs (2008), The Open Door (2009), Codes and Keys (2011), and Kintsugi (2015) – all received various GRAMMY® Award nominations, bringing their total career nominations to eight overall. 

                                                                          Ghost Funk Orchestra

                                                                          Night Walker / Death Waltz

                                                                            For Fans Of: Temples, Allah-Las, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Khruangbin, David Axelrod. Back in 2016, producer Seth Applebaum released two EPs that marked the inauguration of the band Ghost Funk Orchestra. ‘Night Walker’ and ‘Death Waltz’ were conceived as one-man-band, reel-to-reel tape recorded experiments that would bring together elements of all the sounds that Seth most adored at the time: tape-saturated drums, gratuitous spring reverb, surfy guitar, Latin-style percussion, odd time signatures, and Spanish-language female vocals. Initially released only in the digital domain and on a short run of cassette tapes, these two EPs that defined the early era of GFO are now finally available together on a single LP via Colemine Records. The tracks have been lovingly remastered by Doug Krebs. We invite you to take a dive into the humble beginnings of a project that has continued to grow, shape shift, and accrue new and exciting sounds for its sonic palette.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. Intro
                                                                            2. Brownout
                                                                            3. Dark Passage
                                                                            4. Night Walker
                                                                            5. Demon Demon
                                                                            6. Blood Moon
                                                                            7. Interlude
                                                                            8. Franklin Ave
                                                                            9. A Moment Of Clarity
                                                                            10. The Death Waltz
                                                                            11. Brain Fog
                                                                            12. Spirit Dance
                                                                            13. The Haunt Pt. 2
                                                                            14. Lost Soul
                                                                            15. Boneyard Baile 

                                                                            Jackie Leven

                                                                            The Mystery Of Love (Is Greater Than The Mystery Of Death)

                                                                              Jackie Leven is celebrated as one of the world’s most prolific and accomplished singer songwriters. His recordings encompassed everything from folk to Celtic soul, driving rock to lyrical ballads. He passed away 10 years ago this November but the legend of this uniquely talented artist grows every year as more and more people discover and celebrate his remarkable catalogue of recordings.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Disc: 1
                                                                              1. The Crazy Song
                                                                              2. Clay Jug
                                                                              3. Shadow In My Eyes
                                                                              4. Farm Boy
                                                                              5. The Garden
                                                                              6. Call Mother A Lonely Field

                                                                              Disc: 2
                                                                              1. Snow In Central Park
                                                                              2. Gylen Gylen
                                                                              3. Looking For Love
                                                                              4. I Say A Little Prayer
                                                                              5. Heartsick Land
                                                                              6. Bars Of Dundee

                                                                              Simon Love

                                                                              Love, Sex & Death Etc.

                                                                                Following on from his 2018 album "Sincerely, S. Love x", Tapete Records are proud to present Simon Love's new record "LOVE, SEX and DEATH etc"

                                                                                Swinging from love songs to hate songs through all points in-between, the centrepiece of the album is the nigh on 7-minute long pop epic "L-O-T-H-A-R-I-O" "

                                                                                Samantha Crain

                                                                                A Small Death - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                  Samantha Crain's critically acclaimed 'A Small Death' is a record that brims with hope and a deft wryness, packed with the sort of melodies and stories that have been warming the hearts of those so familiar with and fond of her work over the years. After a series of accidents that left the artist without the use of her hands, this album was her first release after she worked tirelessly to recover from her injuries.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  An Echo
                                                                                  Pastime
                                                                                  Holding To The Edge Of Night
                                                                                  High Horse
                                                                                  Reunion
                                                                                  Joey
                                                                                  Constructive Eviction
                                                                                  Garden Dove
                                                                                  Tough For You
                                                                                  When We Remain
                                                                                  Little Bits

                                                                                  Rudimentary Peni

                                                                                  Death Church - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                    "The words legendary, seminal, and classic get thrown around at will these days, but Rudimentary Peni’s debut album is all of them.

                                                                                    Recorded over two days at Southern Studios by John Loder and originally released in 1983 by CRASS off-shoot label Corpus Christi, “Death Church” showed a band moving away from the urgency of their two early 7”s and into their own realm. Creating a template that bands have been trying to replicate ever since, while ticking all the boxes to become a genre-defining album. Iconic artwork, a unique sound and their own lyrical universe. All merging seamlessly. Sonically the album is full of Nick Blinko’s extraordinary vocals and equally remarkable guitar, Grant Matthews’ big meandering driving basslines and Jon Greville's tight and relentless drum work which together made something intricate and hard hitting, with a sequence that makes the 21 songs on the album flow perfectly. Visually, the album is every outsider art lover’s wet dream.

                                                                                    A six-panel poster sleeve with every inch covered in Nick Blinko’s claustrophobic black and white line drawings, while lyrically the songs deal with madness, religion, death, and questioning humankind from a dark poetic place rarely found in any art form.

                                                                                    Remastered from the original master tapes by Arthur Rizk and housed in a replica poster sleeve, including the original insert, “Death Church” is back in print in LP, CD and cassette after nearly a decade of no official reissues."

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. ¼ Dead
                                                                                    2. Blissful Myth
                                                                                    3. The Psycho Squat
                                                                                    4. Rotten To The Core
                                                                                    5. Poppycock
                                                                                    6. Cosmic Hearse
                                                                                    7. The Cloud Song
                                                                                    8. Vampire State Building
                                                                                    9. Blasphemy Squad
                                                                                    10. When You Are A Martian Church
                                                                                    11. Pig In A Blanket
                                                                                    12. Inside
                                                                                    13. Nothing But A Nightmare
                                                                                    14. Flesh Crucifix
                                                                                    15. Slimy Member
                                                                                    16. Love Is Not
                                                                                    17. Radio Schizo
                                                                                    18. Happy Farm
                                                                                    19. Alice Crucifies The Paedophiles
                                                                                    20. Army Of Jesus
                                                                                    21. Dutchmen

                                                                                    Le Butcherettes / Death Valley Girls

                                                                                    The Universe / When I'm Free

                                                                                      Is there a better pairing of kindred spirits than a split seven-inch single featuring Le Butcherettes and Death Valley Girls? We're hard pressed to think of one. Sure, the interaction is fleeting, but damn is it satisfying.

                                                                                      We've got Le Butcherettes on side A taking on one of Death Valley Girls' most cosmic numbers, the kaleidoscopic centerpiece off Under the Spell of Joy album, "The Universe." Le Butcherettes' fearless and charismatic mastermind Teri Gender Bender takes the tune into even trippier territories, replicating the original song's sonic tapestry of synth, sax, and guitars with layer upon layer of vocals. Only the sparse accompaniment of acoustic guitar and modest percussion keeps the song from being fully a capella. It's a perfect interpretation of Death Valley Girls' communal and choral aims.

                                                                                      On side B, Death Valley Girls offer up a new tune - the deliciously ecstatic "When I'm Free." Like every great Death Valley Girls song, it's a celebration of life bolstered by fiery rock n' roll riffage, spiritual organ, dizzying sax, and Bonnie Bloomgarden's defiant and triumphant vocals. Suicide Squeeze Records is proud to offer up this meeting of mystical minds on vinyl and digital platforms on February 11, 2022.

                                                                                      Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

                                                                                      Sticky

                                                                                        ‘Sticky’, the new album from Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, is the sonic eruption of a year-plus of suppressed energy.

                                                                                        While it’s an escapist experience, recent reality is never too far away. It’s there in ‘Go Get A Tattoo’, which was inspired by Carter’s experience of having to shut his first London based tattoo parlour, Rose of Mercy, almost immediately after it opened.

                                                                                        It’s just as present in ‘My Town’, a suburban vignette of society’s collective mental health quickly unravelling.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Sticky
                                                                                        Cupid's Arrow
                                                                                        Bang Bang
                                                                                        Take It To The Brink
                                                                                        My Town
                                                                                        Go Get A Tattoo
                                                                                        Off With His Head
                                                                                        Cobra Queen
                                                                                        Rat Race
                                                                                        Original Sin

                                                                                        Spike In Vain

                                                                                        Death Drives A Cadillac

                                                                                          Death Drives A Cadillac was Spike In Vain’s second album, never officially released and unheard in its final form until now. Like many hardcore bands circa ’84 and ’85, the group was ready to further expand its palette and ease off the thrash tempos. Recorded roughly a year after Disease Is Relative with a bigger budget, the album is even more wide-ranging, and the songs are more fleshed out. “Despair grew inside her, I grew inside her. She named me Spirit Death, and this is my song” sings Chris Marec, the vocalist on half of this LP.

                                                                                          Though less “young” than their debut, that album’s darkness lingers, but here has a more removed, observational quality, with many songs sung in character or in the third person, along with a tendency for anthropomorphic allegory. It has a bit less to do with screaming for death to come than with a growing resignation to being the other, a recognition of inescapable alienation and its relation to childhood trauma. —all with a heaping side of absurdity and a sense of wonder at the gradually unfolding endtimes.

                                                                                          That said, many of the tracks wouldn’t be out of place on the debut, and some feature exotic tunings. Bits of roots music come into play as well—gospel, blues, and country figure to some extent in a third of the songs, sometimes in convoluted, Beefheart-esque ways, and at other times toying with genre archetypes as a cat does a mouse.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Too Cool
                                                                                          2. Abysmal Child
                                                                                          3. Spirit Death
                                                                                          4. Dogsleds In Heaven
                                                                                          5. Rattlesnake's Wedding
                                                                                          6. Escape From The Zoo
                                                                                          7. Lady Luck Is Dead
                                                                                          8. Valentine's Day
                                                                                          9. Big Black Locomotive
                                                                                          10. Party In The Ground
                                                                                          11. Totem Fields
                                                                                          12. Gospel Motel
                                                                                          13. Count Basie's Ghost

                                                                                          Pom Pom Squad

                                                                                          Death Of A Cheerleader

                                                                                            City Slang is thrilled to welcome Pom Pom Squad into the City Slang family. The way Mia can nod to her influences, be they of the iconic 60’s girl group, characters from a John Waters film, or cutting edge fashion from today, while simultaneously spinning a beautiful and original story in her songs, is absolutely thrilling. This is the kind of record that makes you not only excited to see what you can do with an artist in a post-pandemic future, but also how you can build their career in the present circumstances. We cannot wait for you to hear this record in its entirety!

                                                                                            Produced by Sarah Tudzin of Illuminati Hotties and co-produced by Berrin herself, it’s a record that plays out like an exorcism in front of your bathroom mirror -- confronting the dark we’ve had planted within us and then ripping it out, all while watching every second of it. It’s vulnerable yet triumphant, deliciously irreverent & inviting yet sneering in the faces of those that had once tried to define her. First single “Lux” was unanimously praised by press including Stereogum who called it “a serrated blast of noise in which Berrin takes someone to task with glee” and The Fader who said “come for the scrappy punk reimagining of The Virgin Suicides, stay for Pom Pom Squad's galvanizing treatise on feminine awakening in a world that would rather keep your eyes shut.”

                                                                                            Mia Berrin spent her childhood trying to find where she fit right in the world, looking to the pop culture icons on TV in hopes of finding an image she connected to. She connected with the films of John Waters and David Lynch, loved the dark campiness found in Heathers, was in awe of the power of women like Courtney Love and Kathleen Hanna. Growing up as a female of color who would later in her life unearth and embrace her queerness, discussing and reconciling who she is with the perception of who people think she should be, has become a lifelong mission for Mia.



                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1. Soundcheck
                                                                                            A2. Head Cheerleader
                                                                                            A3. Crying
                                                                                            A4. Second That
                                                                                            A5. Cake
                                                                                            A6. Lux
                                                                                            A7. Crimson + Clover
                                                                                            B1. Red With Love
                                                                                            B2. Forever
                                                                                            B3. Shame Reactions
                                                                                            B4. Drunk Voicemail
                                                                                            B5. This Couldn't Happen
                                                                                            B6. Be Good
                                                                                            B7. Thank You And Goodnight

                                                                                            Spirit Of The Beehive

                                                                                            Entertainment, Death

                                                                                              Ever since Spirit Of The Beehive released their self-titled debut in 2014, they’ve developed a reputation for being your favourite band’s favourite band. Theirs is the music of immersion, of confrontation, the kind that makes a listener stop and wonder, “How are they even doing that?” And as the years wear on, that sense of bafflement has made room for Spirit Of The Beehive to quietly but steadily ascend, with their most recent album, 2018’s Hypnic Jerks, leaving them poised on the precipice of wider recognition.

                                                                                              Spirit Of The Beehive now release their fourth album and Saddle Creek debut, Entertainment, Death. The album signals new chapters for the band on multiple fronts, being the first to feature their new three-piece lineup, as well as the first to be entirely self-recorded and produced. Guitarist/vocalist Zack Schwartz and bassist/vocalist Rivka Ravede are now joined by new member Corey Wichlin, a multi-instrumentalist who relocated from Chicago to the band’s home territory of Philadelphia last year. In the spring of 2020, the trio began to write their new album at a distance by emailing les back and forth. “The process of making this album was basically the exact opposite of our experience creating Hypnic Jerks,” Schwartz explains. “We had to record that in seven days, because that was the studio time we had, whereas Entertainment, Death was made over the course of three, four months.”

                                                                                              An abundance of time wasn’t the only difference. Recording remotely offered the band an incentive to experiment with new possibilities for their sound, resulting in an album that is unlike any Spirit Of The Beehive has released before. Once the band finished recording and mixing the album digitally, they mastered it to tape, lending the collection a textured, dimensional quality. “We knew we wanted to use some new instrumental elements on this album,” Wichlin says. “We're not going fully electronic,” Schwartz adds, “But guitar, bass, drums just get kind of monotonous.” Though Entertainment, Death doesn’t cohere in a single, unifying theme, the band samples old obscure commercials throughout, many of which guided the process of writing a song instead of serving as an appendage. Schwartz describes his songwriting process as a stream-of-consciousness, while Ravede asserts that she doesn’t typically write vocal parts with any specific intention in mind. “When I write, the narrative usually doesn’t present itself until after the song is done. And even then, it depends on how the listener interprets the words,” she reflects. Regardless of how dreamlike Entertainment, Death’s lyrics can be, reality rears its head throughout Entertainment, Death. The album isn’t a metamorphosis, it’s simply the newest iteration of a longstanding project. “There’s a line in the Bee Gees documentary that I think applies to us. I’ll paraphrase: ‘We may not have always connected, but we always stuck around,’” Ravede says. Schwartz jumps in, “Entertainment, Death: we’re still here.”

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              01. Entertainment
                                                                                              02. There’s Nothing You Can Do
                                                                                              03. Wrong Circle
                                                                                              04. Bad Son
                                                                                              05. Give Up Your Life
                                                                                              06. Rapid & Complete Recovery
                                                                                              07. The Server Is Immersed
                                                                                              08. It Might Take Some Time
                                                                                              09. Wake Up (In Rotation)
                                                                                              10. I Suck The Devil’s Cock
                                                                                              11. Death

                                                                                              Death From Above 1979

                                                                                              Is 4 Lovers

                                                                                                The first new music since their 2017 release, Outrage! Is Now, Death From Above 1979 return with the unmistakably DFA album ‘Is 4 Lovers’. 

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Modern Guy
                                                                                                2. One + One
                                                                                                3. Free Animal
                                                                                                4. N.Y.C. Power Elite Part I
                                                                                                5. N.Y.C. Power Elite Part 2
                                                                                                6. Totally Wiped Out
                                                                                                7. Glass Homes
                                                                                                8. Love Letter
                                                                                                9. Mean Streets
                                                                                                10. No War

                                                                                                I Break Horses

                                                                                                Death Engine Remix

                                                                                                  Following the release of her album ‘Warnings’ in May 2020 via Bella Union, I Break Horses announces details of a remix 12” featuring The Field and Mythologen.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Death Engine (The Field Remix)
                                                                                                  Turn (Mythologen Remix)

                                                                                                  Building on the success of 2018’s ‘Filoxiny’ (listed as one of Q Magazine’s ‘354 Albums to Blow Your Mind’) and this year’s ‘Umoja’ (“a pleasure to listen to from start to finish” – Songlines magazine) – both of whose singles have peppered the playlists of BBC 6 Music and have lead to his helming of a Bandcamp takeover - Skinshape returns with the witheringly, prophetically titled ‘Arrogance is the Death of Men’. Written and recorded between November 2019 and July 2020, Skinshape bids to recreate something akin to the ‘old style’ of ‘Oracolo’ (2015) and ‘Life & Love’ (2017). With ‘Arrogance…’, Will Dorey’s blueprint points to a simple formula, aligning a bank of fresh drum breaks recorded at the end of 2019 to whatever he had to hand, for a long player recorded in the majority at home due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

                                                                                                  Forever balanced between sweetness and a sigh, as per his position ‘Behind the Sun’, the Skinshape essence, intricate yet always reachable, at times tailored in a single session and sourcing archive bric-a-brac when required, is all around on the sweetly strummed ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘The Eastern Connection’, featuring Ivan Kormanak on drums. Maintaining an incisive knowledge of global sounds that keeps him in the filmic company of Khruangbin and El Michels Affair, Dorey’s listening to vintage Vietnamese music and Asian film scores provides the basis of ‘Sound of Your Voice’ and ‘Flight of the Erhu’, starring Wan Pinchu on Erhu violin. Acutely aware of the world’s ongoing health crisis without preaching about the whys and wherefores, the title track and ‘Losing My Mind’ reflect enforced confinement as tranquil songs of both quiet consideration yet powerful release. Dorey’s guitar pieces and wraith-like soul continue to flicker with fascination as Indian Summers and fireside retreats beckon, with ‘Watching From The Shadows’ - about “standing up for yourself, and avoiding the limelight for your own good”– and ‘Outro’ gently bringing the album to rest

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  A1. Tomorrow
                                                                                                  A2. Sound Of Your Voice
                                                                                                  A3. Arrogance Is The Death Of Men
                                                                                                  A4. The Eastern Connection
                                                                                                  A5. Behind The Sun..
                                                                                                  B1. Another Day
                                                                                                  B2. Losing My Mind
                                                                                                  B3. Flight Of The Erhu
                                                                                                  B4. Watching From The Shadows
                                                                                                  B5. Outro

                                                                                                  Paisiel

                                                                                                  Unconscious Death Wishes

                                                                                                    Porto-based experimental duo Paisiel comprise Portuguese drummer João Pais Filipe and German saxophonist Julius Gabriel. Both full-time musicians across several genres and disciplines, with Rocket Recordings having just released a collaborative album between João and Salford hit squad Gnod titled ‘Faca De Fogo’, the vibe Paisiel achieve across their second album ‘Unconscious Death Wishes’ sounds specific, singular and ultimately unique.

                                                                                                    The pair first met in 2014, began recording as Paisiel in 2017, released their first, self-titled album on cassette through local label Lovers & Lollypops in 2018 and had it pressed onto vinyl in 2019 courtesy of Rocket Recordings, who have maintained the partnership for this follow-up. A progression from what was already forward-facing music, ‘Unconscious Death Wishes’ is a single 39-minute piece recorded using improvisation based around composed structures, or what the drummer calls “instant composition”.

                                                                                                    Beginning quietly and mournfully, an array of percussion, avantelectro synths (think Cabaret Voltaire or Muslimgauze) and expansive sax swiftly takes hold. At times, this could be a late 60s proto-Krautrock cafeteria jam, early 70s New York loft jazz happening or Brazilian street parade from whichever decade takes your fancy.Listeners might read all kinds of emotions or states of mind into this music: Paisiel themselves play to transcend such earthly concerns. ‘Unconscious Death Wishes’ is their way of evoking, in Julius’ words, “landscapes, shapes, colours, proportions and movements”.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A. Unconscious Death Wishes Part 1
                                                                                                    B. Unconscious Death Wishes Part 2

                                                                                                    Death Valley Girls

                                                                                                    Under The Spell Of Joy

                                                                                                      The album opens with “Hypnagogia,” an ode to the space between sleep and wakefulness where we are open to other realms of consciousness. The song slowly builds along a steady pulse provided by bassist Pickle (Nicole Smith) and drummer Rikki Styxx. Tripped out saxophone bleats from guest player Gabe Flores swirl on top of the organ drones laid out by guest keyboardist Gregg Foreman. The band’s choral objectives for Under the Spell of Joy are established right off the bat, with Bonnie Bloomgarden’s melodic invocations bolstered by a choir, giving the album a rich and vibrant wall-of-sound aesthetic. The song ominously builds on its hypnotic foundation until it opens up into a raucous revelry at the four-minute mark.

                                                                                                      The portentous simmer of the opening track yields to the ecstatic rocker “Hold My Hand,” where verses reminiscent of Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting For The Man” explode into big triumphant choruses. From there the band launches into the title track, which marries the griminess of The Stooges with an innocence provided by a children’s choir chanting the album’s primary mantra “under the spell of joy / under the spell of love.”

                                                                                                      Death Valley Girls have always vacillated between lightness and darkness, and on “Bliss Out” they demonstrate their current exuberant focus with a patina-hued pop song driven by an irrepressibly buoyant organ line laid down by keyboardist The Kid (Laura Kelsey). A similar cosmic euphoria is obtained on “The Universe,” where alternating chords on the organ help elevate soaring saxophone and keyboard lines out beyond the stratosphere. If you’re looking for transcendental rock music, look no further.

                                                                                                      “Death Valley Girls are a gift to the world.” Iggy Pop.

                                                                                                      “If Charlie Spahn Ranch girls had formed a band that was part-Stooges, part-Bikini Kill, all groove, then they’d have sounded like this.” Classic Rock Magazine.

                                                                                                      “A striking record, all brazen fury and bratty beats, something resembling hard rock before Sabbath” Noisey.


                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Barry says: A ruthless, but melodic jaunt through snarling punk riffs, snapping percussion and fists-in-the-air groove from Death Valley Girls here. Expertly toeing the line between distorted drive and more thoughtful, slow numbers. Utterly essential, and a superb early morning blast.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Hypnagogia
                                                                                                      2. Hold My Hand
                                                                                                      3. Under The Spell Of Joy
                                                                                                      4. Bliss Out
                                                                                                      5. Hey Dena
                                                                                                      6. The Universe
                                                                                                      7. It All Washes Away
                                                                                                      8. Little Things
                                                                                                      9. 10 Day Miracle Challenge
                                                                                                      10. I’d Rather Be Dreaming
                                                                                                      11. Dream Cleaver

                                                                                                      Fontaines D.C.

                                                                                                      A Hero's Death/I Don't Belong

                                                                                                        Barely a year after the release of their hugely acclaimed debut album 'Dogrel', which earned a Mercury Prize nomination and Album of the Year 2019 at both BBC 6Music and Rough Trade record store, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have returned with an intensely confident, patient, and complex follow up album. 'A Hero's Death’ was released on 31st July 2020 via Partisan Records – it arrives battered and bruised, albeit beautiful - a heady and philosophical take on the modern world, and its great uncertainty.

                                                                                                        The 7” features two tracks from the album – “A Hero’s Death” and “I Don’t Belong”. I

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. A Hero's Death
                                                                                                        2. I Don't Belong

                                                                                                        The Death Wheelers

                                                                                                        Divine Filth

                                                                                                          From beyond the gutter, The Death Wheelers bring you their second album, the soundtrack to the fictional bikesploitation flick that never was: Divine Filth. Drawing inspiration from instrumental rock, proto- metal, punk and funk, the band embalms the listener in their sonic world of decay, groove and debauchery. Surfing the line between Motörhead, The Cramps and Dick Dale, the Canadian quartet uncompromisingly blends rawness and power in their riff fueled compositions. Recorded entirely in 48 hours in a live setting just like in the good old days, this second opus is a testament to what the band stands for: a no BS attitude spiked with a heavy layer of crass. Just like their previous offering, the album is devised to serve as a soundtrack loosely based on a plot synopsis of a B-movie:

                                                                                                          It’s 1982. Spurcity is run-down. The crime rate is up and so is drug use. A new kind of kick has hit the streets and it ain’t pretty. DTA, a powerful and highly addictive hallucinogenic drug, is transforming its loyal citizens into undead trash. Its users experience an indescribable high, but it leaves them rotting away within days, craving human flesh. No one knows who is dealing this new potent drug, but rumour has it that the motorcycle cult, The Death Wheelers, is behind this concoction. Could this be the end of civilization as we know it? What is motivating this group of psychotic individuals?
                                                                                                          The cycle of violence indeed continues with this sordid slab of sounds. So hop on, and enjoy one last ride with The Death Wheelers.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          01. Welcome To Spurcity
                                                                                                          02. Ditchfinder General
                                                                                                          03. DTA (Suicycle Tendencies)
                                                                                                          04. Divine Filth
                                                                                                          05. Lobotomobile
                                                                                                          06. Corps Morts
                                                                                                          07. Murder Machines
                                                                                                          08. Motörgasm (Carnal Pleasures Pt. 1)
                                                                                                          09. Chopped Back To Life
                                                                                                          10. Road Rite
                                                                                                          11. Nitrus

                                                                                                          The Magic Gang

                                                                                                          Death Of The Party

                                                                                                            The Magic Gang made a stellar return with the joyous ‘Think’, which added some fleet-footed Northern Soul grooves to their melodic take on modern indie. It immediately made an impact at Radio 1 as it premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, while Jack Saunders subsequently named it as Tune of the Week. Further radio play also came from Matt Wilkinson at Beats 1 and John Kennedy at Radio X.

                                                                                                            The Magic Gang now build on that flying momentum with the news that their buoyant new album ‘Death Of The Party’. It follows their self-titled first album, which was hailed as one of the best debuts of 2018 as the band earned award nominations from NME and Q.

                                                                                                            ‘Death Of The Party’ was recorded in Atlanta with the Grammy-winning producer Ben H. Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley), whose work in alternative and pop matches for band’s own blend of genres.

                                                                                                            The quartet approached the album with two objectives in mind. They aimed to broaden the scope of their harmony-rich, melodically focused pop. And inspired by Lou Reed, Alex Turner and especially Jonathan Richman they wanted to take a more observational lyrical approach.

                                                                                                            The stories they tell reflect the experiences of many of their early-twentysomething contemporaries. They explore anxieties about money, relationships and the future, but also the fun moments that they use to escape from such issues. Two songs – Jack Kaye’s ‘Make A Sound’ and Kristian Smith’s title track – best encapsulate their flair for a narrative, with two radically different perspectives on a New Year’s Eve party. Meanwhile, the album closer ‘(The World) Outside My Door’ explores Jack’s guilt at writing music while the Extinction Rebellion protests were hitting the streets.

                                                                                                            The album also finds The Magic Gang evolving their sound without losing what people loved them for in the first place. There are elements of disco in ‘Take Back The Track’ and ‘Make A Sound’, ‘Gonna Bounce Back’ hits somewhere between slacker rock and post-punk, while the piano, strings and vocal harmonies on ‘I Am Sunshine’ recalls their love of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Intro
                                                                                                            Think
                                                                                                            Make A Sound
                                                                                                            Just A Minute
                                                                                                            What Have You Got To Lose
                                                                                                            Death Of The Party
                                                                                                            Take Back The Track
                                                                                                            I Am Sunshine
                                                                                                            Gonna Bounce Back
                                                                                                            Fail Better
                                                                                                            (The World) Outside My Door

                                                                                                            Fontaines D.C.

                                                                                                            A Hero's Death

                                                                                                              Barely a year after the release of their hugely acclaimed debut album 'Dogrel', which earned a Mercury Prize nomination and Album of the Year 2019 at both BBC 6Music and Rough Trade record store, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have returned with an intensely confident, patient, and complex follow up album. 'A Hero's Death' arrives battered and bruised, albeit beautiful - a heady and philosophical take on the modern world, and its great uncertainty. 

                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              Martin says: Following the moody brilliance of the universally lauded ‘Dogrel’ was never going to be easy. Such a weight of expectation! Add to that a relentless schedule that goes with maintaining the momentum of success and a lifestyle that stretches minds and bodies to the limit (all too often beyond) and Fontaines D.C. could well be forgiven for buckling under the pressure. They certainly weren’t immune. Instead of blunting their creativity however, they channelled the world weariness and cynicism into their music, giving darker breadth and depth to the snarl and vigour of their debut. Grian Chatten is as poetic and articulate as ever, his wry observations irreplaceable, but here they are shot through with defiant nihilism and a wish for independence, from everything and everyone.

                                                                                                              They cite the Beach Boys as an influence on this album, but, while their chopping, post punk growl certainly has added harmony and changes of pace for sure, this ain't surfing weather. Where they do throw in a ballad, the gorgeous drunken drawl of “No” that closes the record, it's under leaden Dublin skies. The glorious, rolling sneer of “Televised Mind” and the tortured glam of the title track are perhaps other standouts, but then this album is full of them. All killer, certainly that.

                                                                                                              ‘A Hero's Death’ is absolutely and identifiably Fontaines D.C., it couldn't be anyone else, but it’s a leaner, more layered and brooding upgrade. If ‘Dogrel’ was a victory, ‘A Hero's Death’ is a reflection on the cost. It’s just magnificent.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1 I Don't Belong
                                                                                                              A2 Love Is The Main Thing
                                                                                                              A3 Televised Mind
                                                                                                              A4 A Lucid Dream
                                                                                                              A5 You Said
                                                                                                              A6 Oh Such A Spring
                                                                                                              B1 A Hero's Death
                                                                                                              B2 Living In America
                                                                                                              B3 I Was Not Born
                                                                                                              B4 Sunny
                                                                                                              B5 No

                                                                                                              Sonikku

                                                                                                              Joyful Death

                                                                                                                “I love songs that make you want to cry and dance at the same time,” says Tony Donson, the London-based musician who records as SONIKKU. That sense of unfettered release and liberation drives his new album, Joyful Death. A fluent, fertile and full-colour hybrid of vibrant Italo-house, liquid synth-pop, righteous disco and French philosophical asides, it’s an album that signals the emergence proper of SONIKKU – a fully formed dancefloor artist. It’s also a farewell of sorts, perhaps, but with an emphatic rebirth at its heart. “This album feels like a transformation in the sense that I’m creating the music I’ve always wanted to make. A fully realised, coherent pop record that showcases my craft as a song-writer and producer.”

                                                                                                                Total control of his craft is swiftly asserted on ‘Let the Light In’, where the influences of lost-in-music disco and the Pet Shop Boys merge under vocals from immersive, exploratory British singer-songwriter Douglas Dare. The pace accelerates as ‘WKND’ gets into a groove pitched somewhere between Madonna, Daft Punk and Indeep, with LA future-pop singer LIZ primed for dancefloor abandon on vocals. Meanwhile, SONIKKU’s independent intent is firmly asserted on the freestyle-inspired ‘Don’t Wanna Dance with You’, where singer Aisha Zoe coolly brushes off unwanted advances in favour of dancefloor pleasures.

                                                                                                                LIZ assumes vocal duties again for ‘Sweat’, a song fully equipped to make dancefloor devotees do as its title suggests. Dreamily melodic evidence of SONIKKU’s dynamism (and love of melancholy Swedish electro-pop queen Robyn) beckons on ‘X Hopeless Romantic’, where Little Boots contributes a sweetly loved-up vocal over a sublimely infectious chorus.

                                                                                                                Pummelling synths signal a dramatic shift of pace on the almost electro-darkwave dash of ‘Remember to Forget Me’, where actor/singer Chester Lockhart presides over a summit meeting between Depeche Mode and New Order. Performance artist Tyler Matthew Oyer takes the vocals for the Italo-disco-inspired title-track, a vividly imagined album manifesto – of sorts – inspired to varying degrees by an 1892 poem, French thinker Gilles Deleuze’s concept of the “body without organs” and a 1997 anime called The End of Evangelion. Finally, that grand piano takes over as Dare returns, presiding over an achingly stripped-back version of ‘Remember to Forget Me’.

                                                                                                                With help from friends and artists he admires on vocals, Joyful Death is a hugely confident and self-contained leap forward for SONIKKU after his time as a feted DJ. Having moved from Derby to London at the age of 18, Donson worked as an intern (at MTV, Dazed & Confused, SHOWstudio and elsewhere) then turned to DJing (from London to Tokyo, Paris and Berlin) after he was signed to London label Lobster Theremin. Though he continues to DJ regularly at Tottenham’s LGBTQ rave-up Adonis, he has extra ambitions in mind: “I love DJing but I’m more looking forward to developing a live show.”

                                                                                                                Clarice Jensen

                                                                                                                The Experience Of Repetition As Death

                                                                                                                  Brooklyn-based cellist Clarice Jensen’s gorgeous sophomore album and first for FatCat’s pioneering 130701 imprint, ‘The experience of repetition as death’ was recorded and mixed by Francesco Donadello at Vox-Ton studios in Berlin in late 2018 and mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri. Following up her hugely impressive 2018 debut, ‘For This From That Will Be Filled’, which included collaborations with Jóhann Jóhannsson and Michael Harrison, all of the material on this new album was written and performed by Clarice alone and all of the sounds on it were created with a cello through a variety of effects and effects pedals.

                                                                                                                  Clarice has recorded and performed for a host of stellar artists including Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter, Björk, Arcade Fire, Nick Cave, Jónsi, Stars of the Lid, Dustin O’Halloran, Joanna Newsom, Nico Muhly, Dirty Projectors, Frightened Rabbit and Beirut. Receiving glowing critical acclaim, both her previous releases made it into Pitchfork’s End Of Year charts.

                                                                                                                  For fans of Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hildur Gudnadottir, Stars of the Lid, Max Richter, Pauline Oliveros, Harold Budd, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Sarah Davachi, Resina, Maria W Horn, Ellen Arkbro, Kali Malone, Christina Vantzou, Abul Mogard, Galya Bisengalieva, Richard Skelton, GAS, Steve Reich.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Daily
                                                                                                                  Day Tonight
                                                                                                                  Metastable
                                                                                                                  Holy Mother
                                                                                                                  Final

                                                                                                                  Tiny Star

                                                                                                                  EP

                                                                                                                    This is the debut EP from Tiny Star (The Blasting Company, with Eddika Organista and Harlan Silverman). Born from their time composing the incredible soundtrack to the 2014 animated mini-series Over The Garden Wall, The Blasting Company set out to fully realize the music of one of their many in-universe bands: Tiny Star. The results are a blissful collection of dream pop songs, filled with stellar synth and delicate vocals. Featuring all new artwork by Patrick McHale (creator) and Levon Jihanian (illustrator) of Over The Garden Wall.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                    1. Far From Me
                                                                                                                    2. Galaxies
                                                                                                                    3. Eclipse

                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                    4. Black Hole
                                                                                                                    5. Gravity

                                                                                                                    Skull Practitioners

                                                                                                                    Death Buy EP

                                                                                                                      “Massive slab of debut vinyl by a Brooklyn New York trio whose guitarist, Jason Victor, knows more than a little about the potential of psych-gush overload. In his position as the current guitarist of the Dream Syndicate, one might suppose that, by stepping into shoes formerly occupied by Karl Precoda, Mr. Victor was granted some sort of special legacy connection to the ur-root of string-excess in the post-punk era. But Jason seems to have been blowing the tops of people’s heads off with pure raunch vomona since before he ever met Steve Wynn.

                                                                                                                      “The Skull Practitioners have been active since 2013, garnering a reputation for bodacious live skronk, although the only graspable evidence of their existence has been a 2014 cassette, which was not widely distributed. Now, with the mighty In The Red empire behind them, only a sucker would think they won’t go far.

                                                                                                                      “Victor’s explosive guitar shards are the most obvious element of the trio’s sound, but bassist Ken Kenneth Levine can conjure up a throb as thick as Al Feedtime’s, and Alex Baker’s drumming mixes propulsion and motorik circularity with reckless grace. There are only vocals on half the tracks here— Gun Club-seasoned blow-outs called “The Beacon” and “Grey No More”—but I didn’t miss them on their other two tunes. The richness of the band’s psychedelic inventions obviates the need for overt human lingo. The music here communicates on a molecular level.

                                                                                                                      “Remember when Tim Leary said Peter Walker was ‘playing celestial strings on the DNA of musical being’? It’s the same here. I’ve never heard much of Jason’s studio work (often with pop engines like the Silos or Matthew Sweet), but if he plays this great, I might have to check them out. In the meantime, these four songs will be enough. For me. For you. Even for the late Tim ‘Fuckin’ Leary. C’est la.” —Byron Coley.

                                                                                                                      A master of samples, intelligent lyricism and beautiful vocal harmonies, Little Death Summer is the debut album from Tamu Massif. Reflecting on the process, he confesses “I went a little bit crazy recording this album. I deliberately worked on it with very little outside input and got lost in my own world. I find listening to music a sort of escapism. And that’s what I set out to create - something to get lost in”. Garnering attention over the course of two earlier EPs, Alba & Bala, as well as tours with the Japanese House, C Duncan and Shakey Graves and for producing much of Fenne Lily’s debut; Tamu is admired for his talent at gathering and warping field recordings as much as for his gift with harmonies and a distinct deep growl in his vocal. He embellishes his production, collecting sounds from his surroundings and using a phone to steal conversation from strangers and even a purring cat. Teaming up once again with long-time ally Ali Chant (Youth Lagoon, Perfume Genius, Aldous Harding) for his mixing sensibilities, the final result is not something as sparse or lo-fi as its parts, and instead feels beautiful, bold and unique.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Little Death
                                                                                                                      F E E L G O O D
                                                                                                                      Senses
                                                                                                                      MT FE
                                                                                                                      Get Some Sleep
                                                                                                                      Niobe
                                                                                                                      The Water’s Good
                                                                                                                      You Better Stay
                                                                                                                      Milksop
                                                                                                                      Carapace
                                                                                                                      Gods
                                                                                                                      Woolf

                                                                                                                      Lucio Fulci directed this dystopian sci-fi epic in 1984. In 2072 the world is ruled by TV networks. Two of these networks are locked in a bitter rating battle and in finding more ways to outdo each other one of them decides to host a Roman centurion style battle to the death featuring convicted murderers fighting each other on motorcycles (wait is this a documentary?) As you would expect from Fulci it’s outrageous, silly, super entertaining and full of over the top violence. The score was composed by Maestro Riz Ortolani and here he delivers one of his most bombastic, striking (and fun) scores. Loaded with killer synth lines, chunky riffs and pounding synthetic drums.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      A1. Roma Imperial Rock (Titoli)
                                                                                                                      A2. I Guerrieri Dell'Anno 2072 (Love Theme)
                                                                                                                      A3. Roma Imperial Rock
                                                                                                                      A4. I Guerrieri Dell'Anno 2072 (Rock Fanfare)
                                                                                                                      A5. I Guerrieri Dell'Anno 2072 (Future Rome)
                                                                                                                      A6. The Fighter Centurions
                                                                                                                      B1. I Guerrieri Dell'Anno 2072 (Tension & Mystery)
                                                                                                                      B2. Roma Imperial Rock
                                                                                                                      B3. I Guerrieri Dell'Anno 2072 (Warrior's Action)
                                                                                                                      B4. I Guerrieri Dell'Anno 2072 (Labyrinth Of Death)
                                                                                                                      B5. The Fighter Centurions
                                                                                                                      B6. I Guerrieri Dell'Anno 2072 (More Tension)
                                                                                                                      B7. Roma Imperial Rock 

                                                                                                                      The Well

                                                                                                                      Death And Consolation

                                                                                                                        Death and Consolation is without a doubt a weighty album title. And, Austin, TX trio The Well is among the heaviest heavy psych bands in existence. So when we say that there’s even more darkness and intensity to the band’s third album than previous efforts, take heed. It’s a deep sea diving bell of enveloping heaviness and longing. “This one is a little more personal,” says guitarist/vocalist Ian Graham. “2018 was a strange, dark year. A lot of change going on in my life, there was a lot of depression and coming out of it over the last year. I wanted to call this Death and Consolation, because in life that’s a constant.” While The Well continue to walk an intriguing line between authentic early 70s doom/heavy psych and frayed weirdness of dark folk — especially with their haunting unison male/female vocals — the new album also adds the stark vibe of post-punk acts like Joy Division and early The Cure. “I feel like this album is almost more gothic. We’re big fans of post-punk,” Graham says. There’s also much less jamming, the songs are tight and concise. And, did we mention, heavy? The band tuned down a full step to C-standard tuning for this album, which gives the proceedings its monstrous sound. Sonically, Death and Consolation picks up where The Well — Graham, bassist/vocalist Lisa Alley and drummer Jason Sullivan — left off with their widely heralded 2016 RidingEasy album Pagan Science. The band once again recorded with longtime producer/engineer Chico Jones at Estuary Studio in 2018, who has turned the knobs for all three of their albums (Jones engineered the band’s debut album Samsara with producer Mark Deutrom [Melvins, Sunn0)))] in 2013.) Samsara, released late September 2014 was ranked the #1 debut album of 2014 by The Obelisk and Pagan Science among the Best of 2016 from the Doom Charts collective. Likewise, the band’s intense — some even say “possessed” — live performances have earned them featured slots at Austin’s Levitation Fest, as well as tours with Kadavar, All Them Witches, Black Tusk and more. “This album might be a little less produced, because I didn’t want to push technical stuff as much,” Graham says. “I’m so scared of getting too complicated when getting better at guitar. This is still kind of punk rock.”

                                                                                                                        New album from the Malmo-based trio of Marleen Nilsson, Anders Hansson and Magners Bodin.

                                                                                                                        Following the critically-acclaimed ‘To Where The Wild Things Are’ from 2015 and their haunting collection of soundtracks in between.

                                                                                                                        “Lush and enveloping, reminiscent of Curt Boettcher and Margo Guryan.” The Wire. 

                                                                                                                        “Fantastically eerie.” Clash.


                                                                                                                        Exposing the trio’s love of all things retro with a nod to everything from Fun Boy Three to Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Contonou, while still roaming somewhere between an ambient Eno and Cocteau Twins at a late-night soiree. A unique, individual sound: Longer, more plush and pampered; more hypnotic and haunting, mixing mellotron and affected guitar with a refined rhythm. Electronic melancholy at its most evocative, riddled with super-memorable motifs and melodies that nestle in reflective echo.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Barry says: Death and Vanilla have eschewed their classic sound slightly for a more open and airy offering, channelling the vibes of 70's soundtracks, hazy psychedelia and tie-dyed synthplay as well as their more direct offerings mixed in for good measure. Definitely the soundtrack to the summer. Stunning stuff.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. A Flaw In The Iris
                                                                                                                        2. Let's Never Leave Here
                                                                                                                        3. Mercier
                                                                                                                        4. Eye Bath
                                                                                                                        5. The Hum
                                                                                                                        6. Nothing Is Real
                                                                                                                        7. Vespertine
                                                                                                                        8. Wallpaper Pattern

                                                                                                                        The Oh Sees

                                                                                                                        The Cool Death Of Island Raiders (Reissue)

                                                                                                                          Announcing a reissue of The Oh Sees - The Cool Death of Island Raiders
                                                                                                                          We here at Castle Face are not afraid to get our shins dirty mucking around in the stacks and we’re well aware of an out-of-press gap of Oh Sees releases right before 2006 when we started the label with Sucks Blood. We’re rectifying that and first among these is The Cool Death of Island Raiders, a particularly dusty gem that we think merits another look.

                                                                                                                          Kicking off the record with what should have been the hit of the summer that year but for the hard C in the title, "The Gilded Cunt" seems to clearly preface Oh Sees’ later psych skewed pop sensibilities. At the time it was an obvious jam and I recall being floored by its shuffling beauty. Chirping birds, gently lapping tempos and the nascent harmonization of Bridgid Dawson and Dwyer detail what I consider to be a definitive highlight of their early quiet period of the band. The tree hangs heavy with Patrick Mullins’ handiwork, manning the musical saw, drums, and an assortment of home made electronics. It seemed a bit radical to be so quiet about it but the tunes are total earworms among the assorted drones, cut up bits of tape noise, and mellow front porch vibes, and the whole thing hangs together in a lovely hand-made way, helped in no small part by Dave Sitek’s production (he would later work on Master’s Bedroom as well). “

                                                                                                                          We flew Brigid out a fresh woman and literally sent her home on a plane with a trash bag of her clothes” says John. Evidently the whole record was accidentally erased at some point right around when the photo on the back of the jacket was taken, which makes it all the more remarkable that the result sounds so casually and confidently careworn. 

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. The Gilded Cunt
                                                                                                                          2. The Dumb Drums
                                                                                                                          3. Turn Offs
                                                                                                                          4. Losers In The Sun
                                                                                                                          5. Drone Number One
                                                                                                                          6. Island Raiders
                                                                                                                          7. Cool Death
                                                                                                                          8. Broken Stems
                                                                                                                          9. We Are Free
                                                                                                                          10. Drone Number Two
                                                                                                                          11. You Oughta Go Home

                                                                                                                          Angel-Ho

                                                                                                                          Death Becomes Her

                                                                                                                          Angel-Ho is known as one of the founders of Non Worldwide, alongside Chino Amobi and Nkisi. Highly regarded as a DJ and electronic music producer, on ‘Death Becomes Her‘ she shifts things up to another level. Pulling on inspiration from her flamboyant favourites from Lady Gaga, Missy Elliot, and Bjork through to Kanye West, this ambitious, artful and sometimes radical album of neo-pop pushes the pop framework even further, often teetering on the brink of vertiginous chaos and dissonance, whilst slowly revealing its depth and grandeur once you settle into its sound world. Alongside a cast of collaborators that include French producer Nunu, South African producer Baby Caramel, Asmara Maroof from Nguzunguzu, Bon and Gaika, Angel re-orientates the usual trans-atlantic pop sound to encompass a brace of experimental, diasporic producers to create beats that alternate between angular, propulsive, murky, loose, abrasive and breezy.

                                                                                                                          On top of these often advanced rhythms, she also raps and sings for the first time with lyrics about love, sex, glamour and struggle, universal fantasies, treated with an ambiguity that restructures the narrative within a trans-identity. Her choice of guest MCs also reflects this energetic queering with K-$ and Qweezy from Cape Town, plus underground Asian American rapper K-Rizz laying down assertive bars. On ‘Death Becomes Her’, Angel-Ho carves out a new space with her unique take on contemporary pop. Overflowing with charisma, sometimes reminiscent of Grace Jones, this album is fiercely sassy and celebratory. It feels like the start of something very exciting.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          A1. Business
                                                                                                                          A2. Drama
                                                                                                                          A3. Like A Girl Ft. K Rizz
                                                                                                                          A4. Jacomina
                                                                                                                          A5. Muse To You
                                                                                                                          A6. Good Friday Daddy Ft. Queezy

                                                                                                                          B1. Cupido
                                                                                                                          B2. Live
                                                                                                                          B3. Desity
                                                                                                                          B4. Pose
                                                                                                                          B5. Bussy
                                                                                                                          B6. Baby Tee Ft. K-$
                                                                                                                          B7. Like That
                                                                                                                          B8. Parachute

                                                                                                                          Soundwalk Collective is an experimental sound collective founded by Stephan Crasneanscki in New York City (2000 – present), and joined by Simone Merli in 2008. Following the participation of Dug Winningham and Kamran Sadeghi throughout the years, the Collective currently operates in a continuously rotating constellation of sound artists and musicians.

                                                                                                                          Their approach to composition combines anthropology, ethnography, non-linear narrative, psycho-geography, the observation of nature, and explorations in recording and synthesis. The source material of their works is always linked to specific locations, natural or artificial, and requires long periods of investigative travel and field work.

                                                                                                                          Distinguished collaborators include American singer, songwriter and poet Patti Smith, Ethiopian Jazz musician Mulatu Astatke, American photographer Nan Goldin and French-Swiss film director Jean-Luc Godard. The Collective have also written original scores for contemporary dance choreographer Sasha Waltz.

                                                                                                                          Their recent projects include a collaboration with Patti Smith and reworking the archive of recordings on Jean-Luc Godard's film set. For the 8th Marionette publication, Soundwalk Collective present 'Death Must Die'. A sound piece that began in 2004 and ended up as a composition for the PS1 radio in NY. For this New release the Collective has revisited the piece in a more musical way.

                                                                                                                          'Death Must Die' is based on Stephan Crasneanscki’s multiple visits to the sacred Indian city of Varanasi, originally known as Kashi and Banares. Sacred texts maintain that Varanasi isn’t even a city, but rather a lingam of celestial light, the subtle and cosmic form of Lord Shiva which manifested itself as a city for the sake of seekers of liberation. To bathe in the holy Ganga is to be purified of your sins. To die in Varanasi, is to attain liberation and to bring an end to the cycle of rebirth known as transmigration. Determined to capture the elusive reality of this ancient city, Stephan has day by day recorded and re-imagined his understanding of how to perceive the continuously moving stream of the holy Ganga; performing a simple form of sadhana, which request is to be very alert but also to allow your mind to be quiet, making it easier to slip into the streams, and into the current that both the city and the river are offering.

                                                                                                                          ‘Death Must Die' begins before the rising of the sun and reproduces the cycle of a day in Varanasi, going down the river that is believed to be the divinity descended to this Earth in the form of water. She grants us happiness and salvation. The composition attempts to emulate the vibration of Kashi that encourages the kind of interiority that enables a person to get a better perspective on reality than one might have, while constantly being in the current of human life. A vibration dedicated to eliminating the distinction between human and non-human, between alive and dead, between light and dark.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          01. Kingdom Of Kashi
                                                                                                                          02. Object Of Human Pursuit
                                                                                                                          03. Garden Of Deeds
                                                                                                                          04. Tandav
                                                                                                                          05. Agni
                                                                                                                          06. Hymn Of Creation
                                                                                                                          07. Shiva Mother Ganges

                                                                                                                          Death Wheelers

                                                                                                                          I Tread On Your Grave

                                                                                                                            Heavily inspired by the aesthetics and ethos of bikesploitation movies such as The Wild Angels, Werewolves on Wheels and Psychomania, The Death Wheelers seek to glorify this unsung era of movie making through their sordid sounds. Taking musical cues from rock’s greats such as Davie Allan, The Cramps, Motörhead, The Stooges and Grand Funk Railroad, the Death Wheelers perpetrate the tradition of heaviness by making zero compromises when it comes to laying down the groove. Through their bare bone, stripped down, jammy approach of their very own brand of sleaze n’ roll, this instrumental Canadian quartet pushes the listeners to their deepest, filthiest carnal/sexual desires. I Tread On Your Grave is more than just an album — it’s devised to serve like the soundtrack to a wild B-movie in your mind, following this truly awesome plot synopsis:

                                                                                                                            Decimated in 1972 by local authorities, all members of The Death Wheelers, a notorious motorcycle club, have been buried at the Surrey cemetery. But the time has come and they have risen for their last ride. They’re back from the grave and they’re hungry for blood! Nothing can stop this gang of living dead from recruiting new members as they travel coast to coast to find the filthiest, nastiest, trashiest individuals to join their ranks. Their goal, assemble a legion of 13 “discycles” (disciples+cycles) to seek revenge on the pigs that dismantled the club and send them to their graves. The cycle of violence continues…

                                                                                                                            Yes, please! Their debut LP, a sonic desecration dedicated to the dead, is an ode to the earlier days of rock ’n’ roll when lust and danger were an integral part of the scene and culture. This violent offering of pure aural aggression, recorded full band with no bells and whistles or studio trickery, is a testament to what The Death Wheelers stand for: rawness and power.

                                                                                                                            Death In Vegas

                                                                                                                            You Disco I Freak Remixes

                                                                                                                              Coming off Transmission, Death in Vegas’s critically acclaimed 6th album which saw the band collaborating with Sasha Grey, are three unique remixes by Silent Servant and Rudolf Klorzeiger.

                                                                                                                              Silent Servant delivers two stunning mixes of You Disco I Freak. In his first remix he elevates the discordant melody in You Disco I Freak and adds a sense of menace with a new sequence, taking the track in a more sinister direction. With his second version, he takes the heat up a notch with a brutal workout synonymous with his signature abrasive sound.

                                                                                                                              Dopplereffekt, Drexciya, Arpanet, Der Zyklus, Japanese Telecom, Heinrich Mueller, Rudolf Klorzeiger: Death in Vegas are huge fans of Gerald Donald in all his forms. He choose to ‘reproduce’ Metal Box, keeping certain elements of the original field recordings; the sounds of the Steel Factory opposite Drone’s studio, the incessant drones from the planes landing at City Airport and the dial tones of the studio's VHF radio and layered over these with his own sonic tapestry. 


                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              A1) You Disco | Freak (Silent Servant Remix) 6:17
                                                                                                                              A2) You Disco | Freak (Silent Servant Version) 6:11
                                                                                                                              B1) Metal Box (Rudolf Klorzeiger Remix)

                                                                                                                              Reverend And The Makers

                                                                                                                              The Death Of A King

                                                                                                                                Reverend & The Makers release their sixth album, ‘The Death Of A King’, through Cooking Vinyl. Reverend & The Makers played a storming set at Wirral Live (May 20th) where Jon McClure proudly welcomed Jeremy Corbyn to the stage, to make what many commentators agree his most impassioned speech of the 2017 campaign to date. 

                                                                                                                                Melvins

                                                                                                                                A Walk With Love & Death

                                                                                                                                  The dual albums find the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald showcasing two distinct sides to the band’s music: Death, a proper Melvins’ release and Love, the score to the Jesse Nieminen directed, self-produced short also titled A Walk With Love and Death

                                                                                                                                  “This was a huge undertaking,” explained band ringleader Buzz Osborne. “All three things: the album, the soundtrack and the film are benchmarks for us.”

                                                                                                                                  Drummer Dale Crover added, “A Walk With Love and Death is one giant, dark, moody, psychotic head trip! Not for the faint of heart. You'll sleep with the lights on after listening.”

                                                                                                                                  The albums, which include guests Joey Santiago (The Pixies), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes/Crystal Fairy) and Anna Waronker (That Dog), were co-produced with engineer Toshi Kosai.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  DISC 1: DEATH
                                                                                                                                  1 Black Heath
                                                                                                                                  2 Sober-delic (acid Only)
                                                                                                                                  3 Euthanasia
                                                                                                                                  4 What's Wrong With You?
                                                                                                                                  5 Edgar The Elephant
                                                                                                                                  6 Flaming Creature
                                                                                                                                  7 Christ Hammer
                                                                                                                                  8 Cactus Party
                                                                                                                                  9 Cardboa Negro

                                                                                                                                  DISC 2: LOVE
                                                                                                                                  1 Aim High
                                                                                                                                  2 Queen Powder Party
                                                                                                                                  3 Street Level St. Paul
                                                                                                                                  4 The Hidden Joice
                                                                                                                                  5 Give It To Me
                                                                                                                                  6 Chicken Butt
                                                                                                                                  7 Eat Yourself Out
                                                                                                                                  8 Scooba
                                                                                                                                  9 Halfway To The Bakersfield Mall
                                                                                                                                  10 Pacoima Normal
                                                                                                                                  11 Park Head
                                                                                                                                  12 T-Burg
                                                                                                                                  13 Track Star
                                                                                                                                  14 The Asshole Bastard

                                                                                                                                  Death And Vanilla

                                                                                                                                  Vampyr

                                                                                                                                    A Standard LP and CD release will follow later. Now re-issued as a double vinyl package, ‘Vampyr’ is full of “eerie haunted ambience” (©The Guardian), an atmospheric and spaced out 78 minutes that galvanizes Moog, glockenspiel, zither and vibraphonette in a beautiful piece of claustrophobia, a timeless slice of suitably scary sound filled with an unnerving sonic vibe that sticks in the psyche. “The retro leaning Scandi duo fire up their Moogs and mellotrons, sonic archaeologists with a hauntological bent.. there is an alluring sexiness to their avant-Kraut Moog-pop excursions.” 

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A1. Vampyr Pt.1
                                                                                                                                    B1. Vampyr Pt.2
                                                                                                                                    C1. Vampyr Pt.3
                                                                                                                                    D1. Vampyr Pt.4
                                                                                                                                    D2. Vampyr Rehearsals

                                                                                                                                    Anton Maiovvi & The Karakura Orchestra

                                                                                                                                    Abdullah - Original Score

                                                                                                                                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                      One off pressing for Record Store Day 2017 featuring 180g coloured vinyl and a DVD featuring the short film Abdullah housed inside a 425gsm sleeve complete with a download card.

                                                                                                                                      Maiovvi’s score is a powerhouse tour de force featuring his signature raw electro sound blended with traditional Turkish sound structures and instruments. He has managed to create something totally unique, dark disco that is familiar yet totally alien. The perfect follow up from his last short Yellow. We are very proud to highlight the short film Abdullah included here as a bonus Blu Ray, shot on 35mm the film looks magnificent and the dark tale is perfectly suited to Maiovvi’s delirious take on Turkish standards.

                                                                                                                                      UK = 500 Red Vinyl

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                      1. For Glory
                                                                                                                                      2. Work
                                                                                                                                      3. Wandering
                                                                                                                                      4. Diner
                                                                                                                                      5. Pick Up

                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                      1. Your Throat
                                                                                                                                      2. Mountains Of Delirium
                                                                                                                                      3. Magician’s Guilt

                                                                                                                                      Clark

                                                                                                                                      Death Peak

                                                                                                                                        Clark's "Death Peak" drops on Warp, a concept the esteemed producer has been working towards since August 2016. Contrasting jagged and smooth textures, working on ancient rhythms beamed from the future and intertwining euphoric melodies and visceral rhythms of warehouse rave with new vocal and choral elements; Clark sets out a distopic and environmentally degraded world, where space station groans meet ghosts of cyborgs and radioactive new life forms. The record deftly weaves together the various threads of his extensive work exposing the tension in Clark’s musical vocabulary. Grandiose and chamber like in its sound, this could well soundtrack church rituals on new planet systems, and is as vast as it is impressive.

                                                                                                                                        Artwork by Alma Haser, a continuation of her work for Clark that began with the cover for his eponymous 2014 album.


                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Barry says: Clark has long been a love/hate relationship for me, I've been disappointed at points with what I now believe I just didn't understand, but THIS is another matter. Full of the same sort of spine-tingling seismic shifts that made 'Growls Garden' such a standout track, Death Peak is an absolute stormer. Future leftfield genius this, classic Clark.

                                                                                                                                        Unqualified Nurse Band

                                                                                                                                        Death Surf A52 / White Dove

                                                                                                                                          Too Pure present the third instalment of the 2017 edition of the Singles Club with the awesome Unqualified Nurse band.

                                                                                                                                          Derby’s Unqualified Nurse Band follow up 2016’s debut album ‘Debasement Tapes’ with the two headed beast that is ‘Death Surf A52’ / ‘White Dove’.

                                                                                                                                          ‘Death Surf A52’ is a one note juggernaut that opens up into Dream Surf bliss, weaving its way through 50 shades of rock and roll with no intention of slowing down for anybody.

                                                                                                                                          Significant other ‘White Dove’ staggers and struts and then before you know it you’re howling at the Harvest Moon.

                                                                                                                                          Both songs recorded by Rich Collins at SNUG Recording CO, Derby and mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton. 

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Death Surf A52
                                                                                                                                          White Dove

                                                                                                                                          D.O.A.

                                                                                                                                          Fucked Up Donald

                                                                                                                                            D.O.A., Canada’s punk pioneers know when to take a stand against bullshit. So that’s why they have come up with their new instant single Fucked Up Donald. Joey Shithead, the godfather of hardcore recently said "It did not take too long to realize that Donald Trump, with his anti-Mexican, anti-women, antipeople message was just too much. You can dress a pig up, but in the end you realize it’s really just Donald Trump".

                                                                                                                                            So D.O.A. arranged a quick recording session. It’s a vitriolic take off of a big part of D.O.A’s history from the 80’s. The now released video has 3 million hits and counting.

                                                                                                                                            Death Waltz Recording Company are proud to present The Greasy Strangler. The film was featured on Sundance’s Midnight section and drew immediate hype for its singular vision. The Fright File wrote “Complementing every scene in an incalculable way is one of the most pronounced and inspired music scores and soundtracks in recent memory, an instantly catchy, appropriately playful lo-fi orgy of electronic synth compositions from Fuck Buttons band member Andrew Hung”.

                                                                                                                                            Hung’s score reflects the onscreen insanity perfectly offering an extremely twisted musical electronic soundtrack reminiscent of 80s video games complete with chiptune vocals, children’s keyboards and playful bouncy beats, it’s the kind of off kilter musical styling’s you might find from the residents in some of their more delirious pop moments.

                                                                                                                                            Andrew Hung is a producer/composer who first came to prominence as a founding member of electronic-rock band Fuck Buttons. The group is highly regarded for their powerful live performances and all three of their album releases were met with universal critical acclaim. Since their inception in 2007, they have headlined multiple world tours, headlined many festivals including the Park Stage at Glastonbury, collaborated and remixed Jean-Michel Jarre, Moby and Caribou (amongst others), and featured in the opening ceremony of the Olympics 2012 which was watched by over 900 million people worldwide.

                                                                                                                                            In 2012, Hung founded the songstress project Dawn Hunger, which featured his writing and production, performed by an electronic/vocalist duo. The group went on to tour the UK that year and released their single “Stumbling Room” on Hung’s own label “Mourning Joy”.

                                                                                                                                            In 2015, Hung released two eps of fun-inspired music called “Rave Cave 1” and “Rave Cave 2” both written whilst on tour. Pitchfork noted the music was “heavy on the ears and on the heart”. This same year, Hung produced the blistering Mauritius afro-punk 5-piece band Zun Zun Egui. The result was “Shackles Gift”; the album’s hyperkinetic sound heaped praise on by the music press.

                                                                                                                                            At the end of the same year, Hung was asked by director Jim Hosking to compose the soundtrack for his depraved comedy “The Greasy Strangler”. The film featured at Sundance’s Midnight section and drew immediate hype for its singular vision. The Fright File wrote “Complementing every scene in an incalculable way is one of the most pronounced and inspired music scores and soundtracks in recent memory, an instantly catchy, appropriately playful lo-fi orgy of electronic synth compositions from Fuck Buttons band member Andrew Hung”.

                                                                                                                                            In 2016, Hung collaborated with Brit Award winner Beth Orton on her album “Kidsticks”. The two wrote and produced the music together over the course of 2 years. The album was proclaimed a return to Orton’s career high with many proposing it her best yet. Treblezine wrote, “"Hung’s contribution to Kidsticks may be the most striking and sweeping of any collaborator Orton’s ever employed—not a paltry statement since those past partners include William Orbit and Jim O’Rourke”.


                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            A1. Brightly Coloured Pills
                                                                                                                                            A2. Get On The Greasy
                                                                                                                                            A3. Go Home To My Bed
                                                                                                                                            A4. Little Song
                                                                                                                                            A5. Make Love To Me Brayden
                                                                                                                                            A6. Pottertoe
                                                                                                                                            A7. Gulp!
                                                                                                                                            A8. Oily Grapefruit
                                                                                                                                            A9. Fizzy Barf (mafia Mix)
                                                                                                                                            B10. You Didn't Listen, Oh No
                                                                                                                                            B11. Go Home To My Bed (sad Mix)
                                                                                                                                            B12. Disco Kings
                                                                                                                                            B13. Lubricate The World
                                                                                                                                            B14. Cornball
                                                                                                                                            B17. Fizzy Barf
                                                                                                                                            B18. Ricky The Pricky
                                                                                                                                            B19. Get On The Greasy (slo Mix)
                                                                                                                                            B15. Stoned On Fart Fumes
                                                                                                                                            B16. Amulet Of Arg 

                                                                                                                                            Giona Ostinelli

                                                                                                                                            Darling OST

                                                                                                                                              How does it sound when you’re slowly being driven insane? Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to bring you a soundtrack that aurally illustrates this in great detail in the form of Giona Ostinelli’s mesmerising score to DARLING. Written and directed by Mickey Keating (POD) and starring Lauren Ashley Carter (THE WOMAN) and genre favourite Sean Young (BLADE RUNNER), the film is a psychological horror in the vein of pictures like such Roman Polanski’s REPULSION, and features a young woman who becomes a caretaker of an isolated New York mansion and is driven slowly insane while walking the corridors.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              A1. NYC Pt. 1 (1:23)
                                                                                                                                              A2. Darling (1:22)
                                                                                                                                              A3. The City (2:17)
                                                                                                                                              A4. Why Did You Come Here Tonight ( 2:04)
                                                                                                                                              A5. Abyssus (2:22)
                                                                                                                                              A6. Dragging The Body (2:18)
                                                                                                                                              A7. James Abbott (1:51)
                                                                                                                                              A8. Crucifix (2:04)
                                                                                                                                              A9. Falling ( 2:29)
                                                                                                                                              A10. Pacing Around ( 1:56)
                                                                                                                                              A11. Coming To Life (1:06)
                                                                                                                                              A12. The Phone Call (1:31)
                                                                                                                                              B13. Invocation (1:33)
                                                                                                                                              B14. NYC Pt. 2 (1:13)
                                                                                                                                              B15. The Door (1:34)
                                                                                                                                              B16. The House (1:13)
                                                                                                                                              B17. Conversation (3:43)
                                                                                                                                              B18. Following Him ( 1:10)
                                                                                                                                              B19. Henry Sullivan ( 4:46)
                                                                                                                                              B20. Abyssus Pt. 2 (2:05)
                                                                                                                                              B21. Inferno (1:07)
                                                                                                                                              B22. Makeup (1:17)
                                                                                                                                              B23. Encounter (2:39)
                                                                                                                                              B24. Exploring The House (4:48)
                                                                                                                                              B25. Scriabin Preludes Op. 11 (3:28)
                                                                                                                                              B26. NYC Pt. 3 (1:05)
                                                                                                                                              B27. Demon (0:49)
                                                                                                                                              B28. Second Phone Call (1:12)
                                                                                                                                              B29. I Couldn't Let Him Live (3:21)
                                                                                                                                              B30. Darling Reprise (1:09)

                                                                                                                                              Near the icy waters and snow-covered shores of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, New York, Jeff Klein locked himself in a rental house and did nothing but write for a month. A few blocks away, in the Midwood area, sits the home in which his mother grew up. A prolonged illness had claimed her life a few years earlier.

                                                                                                                                              “That was me coming to terms with the whole situation,” the My Jerusalem frontman explains of his attempt to embed himself within his family history after many years of being on the road, touring. “I kept walking by this house my grandparents used to live in on Avenue H. I’ve never been very connected to family. I’ve romanticized the idea of family, but I think I was just trying to connect with something.”

                                                                                                                                              Klein, who normally resides in Austin, felt an immediate inspiration there and was prolific during these winter weeks near his mother’s childhood neighborhood, producing 14 songs, 12 of which would come to be the band’s forthcoming album, A Little Death.

                                                                                                                                              “The little death,” or “la petite mort” in French, refers to, well, an orgasm, and somewhere between the literal definition and the slang is where Klein situated the album. “Like any kid, I was obsessed with death and obsessed with sex. Some people grow out of it and start families and become normal people and some of us just stay the same,” he laughs. “I’m still obsessing about the psychology behind death and sex.”


                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. Young Leather
                                                                                                                                              2. Rabbit Rabbit
                                                                                                                                              3. It's Torture!
                                                                                                                                              4. No One Gonna Give You Love
                                                                                                                                              5. Done And Dusted
                                                                                                                                              6. Flashes
                                                                                                                                              7. Dominoes
                                                                                                                                              8. Eyes Like A Diamond Mine
                                                                                                                                              9. Candy Lions
                                                                                                                                              10. Jive For Protection
                                                                                                                                              11. Young And Worthless
                                                                                                                                              12. Chrysalis

                                                                                                                                              “Fantastic album…breathtaking intensity” (Roman Flügel)
                                                                                                                                              “Hard yet soft, a pure sex trip” (Jonnie Wilkes, Optimo)
                                                                                                                                              “Superb. It's a proper listening experience from start to finish!” (Trevor Jackson)

                                                                                                                                              Death In Vegas return with 'Transmission', the sixth release from the project begun by Richard Fearless nearly two decades ago, and the first new album since 'Trans-Love Energies' in 2011.

                                                                                                                                              United over a love of Throbbing Gristle and Chris and Cosey, Fearless partners with artist and writer Sasha Grey, whose lyrics resonate across the soundscape of visceral techno and unsettling, discordant drones, weaving into a state of dreamlike euphoria.

                                                                                                                                              Field recordings of the constant drone of air traffic and incessant noise from the steel factory opposite Fearless’ Metal Box studio, as well as the Ballardian landscape in which it’s set, all exert their pull on the record, searching for light in the dark.


                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                              Barry says: Oozing with atmospheric brilliance and throbbing analogue depth, 'Transmission' is an engrossing return to the fore for Electronic overlord Fearless and lyricist Sasha Grey.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                              1. Metal Box
                                                                                                                                              2. Consequences Of Love
                                                                                                                                              3. Transmission
                                                                                                                                              4. Mind Control
                                                                                                                                              5. Flak
                                                                                                                                              6. Sequential Analog Memory
                                                                                                                                              7. Arise
                                                                                                                                              8. Strom
                                                                                                                                              9, You Disco I Freak
                                                                                                                                              10. Transwave

                                                                                                                                              LP Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                              A. Metal Box
                                                                                                                                              B1. Consequences Of Love
                                                                                                                                              B2. Transmission
                                                                                                                                              C1. Mind Control
                                                                                                                                              C2. Flak
                                                                                                                                              D1. Sequential Analog Memory
                                                                                                                                              D2. Arise
                                                                                                                                              E. You Disco I Freak
                                                                                                                                              F1. Strom
                                                                                                                                              F2. Transwave

                                                                                                                                              Death And Vanilla

                                                                                                                                              Death And Vanilla EP (Reissue)

                                                                                                                                                The first release for the Swedish Psychedelic dream-pop band, their self-titled EP caught the attention of French label ‘Hands In The Dark’. They originally released EP in 2010 on CD an extremely limited edition run of 100 copies. The EP is reissued on blue vinyl to match the cover alongside the ‘From Above’ 7” and their self-titled debut long player.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                01 Ghosts In The Machine
                                                                                                                                                02 Godspeed
                                                                                                                                                03 Run Rabbit Run
                                                                                                                                                04 The Colour Of Space
                                                                                                                                                05 Ascend And Descend
                                                                                                                                                06 The Dödens Vaniljsås Theme
                                                                                                                                                07 Between The Circles

                                                                                                                                                Death And Vanilla

                                                                                                                                                Death And Vanilla Album (Reissue)

                                                                                                                                                Marleen Nilsson and Anders Hansson AKA Death and Vanilla released their first full length self-titled eponymous debut LP in 2012. It radiates sophisticated retro-futuristic psych-pop whilst channeling their passion for hauntology, library, krautrock and radiophonic music. Mastered by Linus Sjölund at RED audio it was initially released on French label ‘Hands In The Dark’ which like their EP sold out on pre-order.

                                                                                                                                                Fire Records now release the album on black/yellow splatter vinyl and CD alongside the ‘From Above’ 7” and their self-titled debut EP. 

                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                Andy says: Krauty, moog, hushed, library baroque pop that breezes along in a sultry fashion.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                01 Rituals
                                                                                                                                                02 Dreams Of Sheep
                                                                                                                                                03 Cul-De-Sac
                                                                                                                                                04 Somnambulists
                                                                                                                                                05 The Unseeing Eye
                                                                                                                                                06 From Elsewhere
                                                                                                                                                07 Library Goblin
                                                                                                                                                08 The Clearing
                                                                                                                                                09 The Unseeing I

                                                                                                                                                Other Death was recorded in Santa Monica, Los Angeles as a collaboration with Agor, of Savage’s Arbutus labelmates Blue Hawaii, while Errhead of Doldrums plays on much of the record. Ramona Gonzalez, aka Nite Jewel, also makes an appearance, as do TOPS' Jane Penny and David Carriere. This is Savage’s highest fidelity recording to date, with daring, captivating, and as always minimal and soft production style. In contrast to his usual introspection, Other Death is immediately more upbeat, uptempo, confident, inspired and delivers more consistent pop singles than any of his previous records.

                                                                                                                                                The record begins aptly with ‘Death’, a brief instrumental in the Joe Hisaishi vein. This is followed by ‘Propaganda’, a ballad in 7/4 timing and less political as the title suggests, with a more philosophical message comparable to Radioheads' ‘Creep'. 'Casablanca' is a Prince-esque pop tune, perhaps the poppiest on the record, with a seemingly simple sentiment: a short-lived relationship that, though full of passion, is doomed by life. 'Dont B Sad', produced by David Carriere with guest vocals by Jane Penny of TOPS, is smooth and circular; a gentle pat on the necks of sad folk everywhere, with a disco beat. 'Suburban Nights' is one of Savage’s finest ballads to date, with a special new 6 time beat, fusing reggae, house and bossa nova rhythms. Other Death concludes with another bossa nova derived, and shamelessly sensitive, song titled ‘Young Again’. Epic with strings, and ending the record in a spiritually possessed skat, the principal lyric has Savage crooning: “You make me feel like something i’m not; young again, growing old again”.

                                                                                                                                                Savage is not playing to the middle. Here he gives his listeners, those who crave a harder SNS smack, the energy they crave. This is the release fans will turn to when they want to feel the sophisticated, delicate, and enchanted music of Sean Nicholas Savage at its most brave, free and loud. It’s as if upon being tossed a copy of Other Life, Savage reads the message; “Other Life?” and throws it back at us in blood red, “Other Death”.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                1. Death
                                                                                                                                                2. Propaganda
                                                                                                                                                3. Casablanca
                                                                                                                                                4. Dont B Sad (prod. TOPS)
                                                                                                                                                5. Promises
                                                                                                                                                6. Romeo
                                                                                                                                                7. 1 More Chance (feat. Nite Jewel)
                                                                                                                                                8. Suburban Nights
                                                                                                                                                9. Delta Fresh N Breezy
                                                                                                                                                10. SOS
                                                                                                                                                11. Why I Love U
                                                                                                                                                12. Young Again

                                                                                                                                                Death

                                                                                                                                                N.E.W.

                                                                                                                                                  Since the discovery of Death in 2008 and the release of the archival album ‘...For The Whole World To See’, the story has been often told. Three African-American brothers - David, Dannis and Bobby Hackney - tapped into the surging energy of their hometown rock-and-roll scene (mid-70s Detroit) to produce a style and a set of songs that, while completely unappreciated in their day, proved later to be a powerful missing link in the evolution of punk rock. All this was predicted by their leader, older brother David, on his deathbed, ten years before their rediscovery. His stubborn insistence on keeping the name Death instead of signing a record contract under a more palatable name is, in itself, a defining act of true rebellion. The power, precision and passion of the music says everything else that need be said.

                                                                                                                                                  It has been an epic time since 2008: Death began playing live again to large and grateful audiences, meanwhile issuing two additional archival records, ‘Spiritual-Mental-Physical’, and ‘Death III’. The release of the documentary ‘A Band Called Death’ took the band farther into the public consciousness than it appeared even the music could and Death followed the paths to more and more listeners, eventually bringing their explosive show all around the world. During this time, the question always asked was, “Will there be a new record?”

                                                                                                                                                  Inspired by the positivity brought to them by ever-increasing numbers of new fans, the current performing Death (Bobby Hackney, Dannis Hackney and Bobbie Duncan) completed several songs started back in the late 1970s by Bobby and David, as well as composing entirely new songs that continue the timeless vibe, feel and resolve of Death with remarkable drive and vigour. For many years after disbanding the original Death Bobby and Dannis played different styles of music but with the same deep spiritual investment. Bringing that spirit back to Death, their ability to make new songs in the same vein is fantastic.

                                                                                                                                                  ‘N.E.W.’ surveys the whole Death story, making a statement that screams to the soul, even when reviewing the tracklisting. That statement says: If you want ‘Relief’, ‘Look At Your Life’, it’s the ‘Story Of The World’ in ‘The Times’ that we are living in, things moving so fast. It’s ‘Playtime’, but remember we are ‘At The Station’ where we must ask ourselves ‘Who Am I?’ Well, ‘You Are What You Think’, preparing for a ‘Resurrection’, which will bring about ‘Change’.

                                                                                                                                                  John Barrett returns with his second full length for LA label Innovative Leisure as Bass Drum of Death. Elevating Bass Drum of Death from the scrapheap of garage rock challengers fighting for attention, 'Rip This' is BDoD’s most impressive record yet, combining the best elements of the American rock underground with a raw approach that’s original and exciting.

                                                                                                                                                  Bass Drum of Death’s appeal has always transcended the band’s roots in the local Oxford, Mississippi touring circuit where John Barrett first cut his teeth. Since his debut 7-inch on Fat Possum back in 2008, he’s realised this potential again and again, most notably with his genre-bending collaboration with Odd Future’s Mellowhype and a slot on the infamous Vinewood Boulevard radio station on the GTA V videogame. But it’s with 'Rip This' that Barrett has really hit his stride.

                                                                                                                                                  The process has been markedly different throughout. For previous albums 'Bass Drum of Death' (Innovative Leisure, 2013) and 'GB City' (Inflated Records, 2011), Barrett wrote all the material himself at home and recorded it on a basic GarageBand setup. This time around, he enlisted drummer Len Clark as a fulltime member and collaborator and UMO bassist Jacob Portrait as producer. Over a two-week stint at Prairie Sun Studios in Sonoma County, California the trio created the first BDoD studio album.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1: Electric
                                                                                                                                                  2: Left For Dead
                                                                                                                                                  3: For Blood
                                                                                                                                                  4: Everything's The Same
                                                                                                                                                  5: Sin Is In 10
                                                                                                                                                  6: Black Don't Glow
                                                                                                                                                  7: Burns My Eye
                                                                                                                                                  8: Lose My Mind
                                                                                                                                                  9: Better Days
                                                                                                                                                  10: Route 69 (Yeah)

                                                                                                                                                  Sinoia Caves

                                                                                                                                                  Beyond The Black Rainbow

                                                                                                                                                    Jagjaguwar and Death Waltz Recording Company are proud and excited to release a true masterpiece into the world with the soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos' 'Beyond The Black Rainbow'. Posited as a "lost film" of the 1980s, the film is inspired by classic dystopian fiction and the obscure SF movies you used to see on the shelves of the local video store when you were a kid. As such, the brilliant soundtrack by Sinoia Caves - aka composer Jeremy Schmidt - blends seamlessly amongst its influences of Tangerine Dream, Wendy Carlos, and of course John Carpenter, with the latter's mark heard on the oppressive synth percussion of the main titles and the catchy melodies heard throughout.

                                                                                                                                                    Schmidt’s score is many things – haunting, uncompromising, intense – but is always a fascinating listen. While the seemingly retro-modernist sound is almost its own genre now, the music doesn’t come across as an imitation, and instead stands on its own as a genuinely original work. Using familiar elements such as the mellotron and the processed vocal samples, Schmidt puts it in that 70s-80s aesthetic and then builds a beautiful and terrifying score with those tools. Simply put, 'Beyond The Black Rainbow' is an astounding piece of work and must not be missed. Do you read me?

                                                                                                                                                    The Death Waltz Recording Company version is exclusive to Europe and housed inside a super glossy Stoughton tip on (Casebound) sleeve complete with an Obi strip and sleevenotes From Jeremy Schmidt.


                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    Side A:
                                                                                                                                                    1. Forever Dilating Eye
                                                                                                                                                    2. Elena's Sound-World
                                                                                                                                                    3. Run Program: Sentionauts
                                                                                                                                                    4. Arboria Tapes- Award Winning Gardens
                                                                                                                                                    5. 1983- Main Titles

                                                                                                                                                    Side B:
                                                                                                                                                    6. 1966 - Let The New Age Of Enlightenment Begin
                                                                                                                                                    7. Sentionauts II

                                                                                                                                                    Alice Boman

                                                                                                                                                    EP II

                                                                                                                                                      Alternative pop / folk.

                                                                                                                                                      Second release on new London label Happy Death.

                                                                                                                                                      Alice Boman’s voice hits with the emotional force and haunting fragility of Nina Simone.

                                                                                                                                                      Recorded in a cabin in the woods near her home town of Malmö, Sweden.

                                                                                                                                                      Boman has a penchant for creating beauty through simplicity, her lyrics are direct and incredibly revealing.

                                                                                                                                                      “Muffled microphones and ghostly vocals… racked with an unplaceable nostalgia” - The Guardian

                                                                                                                                                      “Alice Boman’s voice wavers between ethereal and ghostly, but its fragility doesn’t limit the force of her songs” - The Huffington Post

                                                                                                                                                      For fans of Stina Nordenstam and Joanna Newsom.

                                                                                                                                                      Death

                                                                                                                                                      III

                                                                                                                                                        Five years after the second life of Death was started with the release of their revelatory 1976 album, ‘For The Whole World To See’, Death’s ‘III’ slams the door on the vault with a powerful set of songs that bring equal amounts of rock and ethereal soul-searching, in high-fidelity, rich bottomed, studio-grade sound.

                                                                                                                                                        Alongside songs from 1975, 1976 and 1980, ‘III’ contains two songs from 1992, as the Hackney brothers reconvened nearly a decade after they’d stopped playing together. ‘III’ serves as a companion piece of sorts to the ‘A Band Called Death’ documentary, tracking the band’s movement from spiritual young rockers to older and wiser, bruised-but-undefeated brothers, in pure musical terms.

                                                                                                                                                        David Hackney’s visual representation of Death was a triangle, where ‘spiritual’, ‘mental’ and ‘physical’ formed the three angles. With this in mind, ‘For The Whole World To See’ is clearly the physical corner, with its undeniable proto-punk power. ‘Spiritual-Mental-Physical’ explores the mental axis, with Death working through some of their influences - including The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and even ELO - in their practice space. ‘III’ is the spiritual end of the portrait, bookended by the dreamlike rock visions of David Hackney that created and propelled the band called Death.

                                                                                                                                                        ‘III’ starts with David inside a deep 1975 guitar improvisation, rising up through atmospheres and prehistoric guitar murk to coalesce in jagged monster-riff-dom. The whole exercise recalls Funkadelic’s great Eddie Hazel while reflecting the pure essence of David Hackney’s guitar style. This jump-cuts perfectly five years into the future, with the funky staccato of ‘North Street’, which finds the band’s punkish approach at its most aggressive. From there, the album moves back and forth from 1975 and 1976 (including two songs recorded at Groovesville in Detroit with the other ‘For The Whole World To See’ songs) to 1980, showing the band streamlining their frenetic core and maximizing the power.

                                                                                                                                                        The lyrical focus of the songs ‘Open Road’, ‘We Are Only People’ and ‘Free’ is more in the spirit / soul side of Death as heard on ‘Let The World Turn’ and ‘Where Do We Go From Here???’ - sensitive, searching, reflective.

                                                                                                                                                        ‘We Are Only People’ is an epic journey that begins with another Funkadelic-styled spoken-word moment, progressing through a spacious solo-guitar-with-harmonies section and into the inevitable rock conclusion. Dark hues are generated by the relentless and speedy ‘Restlessness’, while remaining at a philosophical remove, and ‘Free’ is a heavy duo piece with Bobby and David exploring the meaning of the word.

                                                                                                                                                        The album’s climax is provided by a trio (once again, the triangle) of David songs, two of which hail from 1992. All three pieces together form a release of the soul of Death from its dark origins, building optimism upon the harsh realities they’d experienced in their lives, more relaxed without losing the spark and bite of those former times. The unaccompanied guitar instrumental ‘First Snowfall In Detroit’ is David Hackney at his most soulful, which gives way to ‘We’re Gonna Make It’, first featured as an emotional climax to the documentary and no less powerful here. With these songs, ‘III’ pays final tribute to David Hackney’s thoroughly original voice and vision, now stilled, but captured forever as a part of the remarkable story of Death.

                                                                                                                                                        The album’s cover was created in 1976 by Don Schwenck, working from David’s design and intended to be the cover of the album they were recording. Once that album failed to materialize, the brothers forgot about the commission, and when ‘For The Whole World To See’ was eventually released, Bobby Hackney Jr.’s distinctive image fronted the design. However, when Death returned to Detroit to play in 2010, Don Schwenck was there, with the artwork he had created 35 years earlier. Bobby Jr. added the logo to the image and it was ready to go. With the release of ‘III’, the final record from the vault, all things come full circle for Death.

                                                                                                                                                        Public Image Limited

                                                                                                                                                        Death Disco / Warrior

                                                                                                                                                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                                          Includes the rare Monitor Mix of Death Disco and the Extended Dorrell Mix of Warrior.

                                                                                                                                                          Clint Mansell

                                                                                                                                                          In The Wall - Original Score

                                                                                                                                                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                                            Death Waltz Recording Company are extremely proud to present their first release by major Hollywood composer Clint Mansell (REQIUEM FOR A DREAM, NOAH), the score to the award-winning 2007 horror short IN THE WALL. Telling the surreal story of a man who accidentally kills his pregnant wife and hides her body in a cavity wall, only to be haunted by visions of her corpse escaping, the film deftly moves from psychological horror to creature feature propelled by Mansell’s intense music. The score is anchored by the main theme, a versatile string melody that moves from sinister to emotional to tragic to perfectly match the shocking events of the film. Mansell’s work continues in the same vein as the music composed for Darren Aronofsky’s films with the Kronos Quartet, expertly mixing the stripped-down string sound with electronic elements and percussion to create a vivid colour palette. The music plays with the conventions of the genre, at times Bernard Herrman-esque high strings pierce the silence, while intense electric guitar and feedback alternate with sparse, echoing drums. The electronics slowly undulate beneath the surface, winding up the tension and used more as a textural device until the final trip-hop rendition of the main theme takes your breath away. A classic score from a truly brilliant composer.

                                                                                                                                                            Featuring exclusive cover art by Jay Shaw and sleeves notes from Clint Mansell.

                                                                                                                                                            Package includes a 48 x 48 poster and 12 x 12 lithograph.


                                                                                                                                                            Sudden Death Of Stars

                                                                                                                                                            All Unrevealed Parts Of The Unknown

                                                                                                                                                              If you imagine a group walked from Brittany to the Isle of Wight along to Cornwall to the end of Scotland, to America and the Americas, taking in all influence of music along the way, then you’d get somewhere to knowing what is hidden in the foothills of this album.

                                                                                                                                                              Sudden Death of Stars are from the medieval city of Rennes, France, which may explain why they sound like monks playing modern day Velvet Underground, Os Mutantes and Pentangle. Formed in 2010, they were complete as a band when they happened upon the only sitarist west of Paris.

                                                                                                                                                              James Endeacott A&R guru who signed The Strokes & The Libertines says: “garage, Nuggets, mushroom tea and a head full of dreams - heaven.”

                                                                                                                                                              Death Vessel

                                                                                                                                                              Island Intervals

                                                                                                                                                                The fact that Joel Thibodeau’s slender, winsome voice is at once so comforting and so unsettling might be the greatest of his many strengths. Reed-thin but sturdy, youthful but somehow ageless, its deep benevolence is also slightly eerie, and the way he gently walks the line between intense feeling and contemplative remove lets him sing from a timeless place where he evokes the beauty of vanished people and places, sweetness too profound for words, loss too great for tears.

                                                                                                                                                                Like Nico’s, Jimmy Scott’s, or Phil Elverum’s, Joel’s is a voice that demands its own sonic and lyrical world, and with ‘Island Intervals’, his third record as Death Vessel (and second for Sub Pop), we're treated to the sound of him finding a rich and strange new home among new friends in Iceland who probably saw him as a long-lost relative.

                                                                                                                                                                For his first album since 2008’s acclaimed ‘Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us’, Joel traveled to Reykjavík on an invitation from Sigur Rós singer Jónsi and producer Alex Somers, where they spent three months together conjuring an album that’s both a song cycle and a window into a mysterious and singular landscape.

                                                                                                                                                                ‘Island Intervals’ wraps Joel’s voice and furtive guitar in sounds that evoke not so much a band playing as elemental forces of earth and water; Pete Donnelly (The Figgs, NRBQ), Samuli Kosminen (Múm) and Thorvaldur ‘Doddi’ Thorvaldsson assist Somers in creating a rich and multi-layered world that sounds, at times, like a well-tuned forest sighing and bending in a gale, or the deep cracks and booms of a glacier calving its way to the sea. Jónsi also joins Joel on vocals for the track ‘Ilsa Drown’.

                                                                                                                                                                ‘Island Intervals’ lives in the spaces between running away and letting go, and finds its author embracing a life whose most solid, real moments loom and vanish, like a range of mountains that emerges from a bank of low clouds, and just as suddenly slips away.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                Ejecta
                                                                                                                                                                Velvet Antlers
                                                                                                                                                                Triangulated Heart
                                                                                                                                                                Mercury Dime
                                                                                                                                                                Ilsa Drown (ft Jónsi)
                                                                                                                                                                Island Vapors
                                                                                                                                                                We Agreed
                                                                                                                                                                Loom

                                                                                                                                                                Milk Music 'Beyond Living'. Wild prayers of humanity that blur the line between Hardcore and Rock. The new Vibe for the new era. Slow crashing waves of low tones that shiver across your being. Om Mani Padme. Bright beams of sound. Alien Abductions. You are far above what you thought was your body, but you can still smoke weed. You are receiving it now. God's Radio. You are receiving it now. It jams in the space behind your face. Beyond Living. greatest hits. 6 tracks. For people and dogs of Earth. Made in the USA. 45RPM.

                                                                                                                                                                Ejecta

                                                                                                                                                                Dominae

                                                                                                                                                                  First release on new London label Happy Death.

                                                                                                                                                                  Ejecta are Leanne Macomber - of Neon Indian fame - and Joel Ford - formally known as GAMES with Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never).

                                                                                                                                                                  Produced by Ford, whose credits include Autre Ne Veux, Oneohtrix Point Never and Ford + Lopatin.

                                                                                                                                                                  Macomber describes Ejecta as a character, one which conceptually represents her inner struggles and also as a way to deflect them.

                                                                                                                                                                  Unrequited love, failed attempts at adulthood and the death of a close friend are the key themes explored lyrically.

                                                                                                                                                                  Ejecta’s electronic pop sound hints of quintessential early 4AD releases like Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil, but feels fresh in a Kavinsky and Chromatics kind of way.

                                                                                                                                                                  Five years after its completion, Munster is very proud to present the third and final full length by Danny & The Nightmares, described by Daniel Johnston as his "best album ever!"

                                                                                                                                                                  It had been close to a year since they had gotten together to play music. The Nightmares set up in Danny's garage and pressed record. Danny had a couple of ideas for songs. After those were played through, a few more songs came forth. When the music was over and they listened to play-back, they realized they had recorded a core of songs to constitute a new album. Never knowing which end of the compass they might bend in any particular night of playing, Danny and the Nightmares recorded everything. Over the years they recorded on micro-cassettes, reel to reel, boom boxes, and a four track recorder. This time they had recorded on a digital machine. Over those years they had kept it close. They played and recorded at the Haunted House, or in Danny's garage. With snickers and grins, they knew they had a strong enough set of songs to elaborate on what they had recorded. They toted the machine to a string quartet. As they stood outside, they smiled while listening to the strings layering the songs.

                                                                                                                                                                  Danny and the Nightmares then returned to a couple of unfinished songs that weren't sitting still in the balance when they had submitted what was to become "Freak Brain". With the capacities of the new machine, they also decided to rework a couple of songs that had already been released, and struck in the excitement, recorded a couple more new numbers. In more spells of revelry came another album, the "Death of Satan".

                                                                                                                                                                  It has been five years since the album was completed. Daniel has mentioned it in interviews while promoting his solo career, stoking the curiosity of some his fans. The distracters claim that Danny and the Nightmares are not good for Daniel's image. Conversely, some fans have claimed that what he does with Danny and the Nightmares is like an 'alter ego' to his other work. It is tough to argue with his lyrics, "My friends really are the best in me." That is pretty much what it is, three friends that Rock 'N' Rolled when they could. If the album is good enough for them, well, they are obliged to share it. Danny and the Nightmares is "dead". The Death of Satan is their third and final full length album

                                                                                                                                                                  Composed by Justin Greaves (Crippled Black Phoenix).
                                                                                                                                                                  All new cover art from Jay Shaw.
                                                                                                                                                                  Sleeve notes from director Sean Hogan, composer Justin Greaves & artist Jay Shaw.

                                                                                                                                                                  A first for Death Waltz as this will be the labels first foray into new contemporary film music.

                                                                                                                                                                  The Devil’s Business was released to theaters and DVD in 2012 with a USA release happening late 2013 , The film is a gritty low budget satanic gangster film that shares its DNA with Ben Wheatly’s Kill List.

                                                                                                                                                                  The score by Justin Greaves the main protagonist of Crippled Black Phoenix is a beautiful eerie listen, minimal yet epic and soaked in a smokey atmosphere that fits perfectly alongside the other releases in the Death Waltz Cannon.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  Side 1:
                                                                                                                                                                  My Enemies I Fear Not, But Protect Me From My Friends

                                                                                                                                                                  The Hit

                                                                                                                                                                  The Telling

                                                                                                                                                                  Losing

                                                                                                                                                                  The Whistler

                                                                                                                                                                  Side 2:
                                                                                                                                                                  Losing (spooky Version)

                                                                                                                                                                  A Lesson In Dilemma

                                                                                                                                                                  Business Is Good

                                                                                                                                                                  The Hit (Alternate Version)
                                                                                                                                                                  A Lesson In Dilemma (Full Edit)

                                                                                                                                                                  Petra Jean Phillipson

                                                                                                                                                                  Notes On: Death

                                                                                                                                                                    After her collaboration with David Holmes fronting the Free Association, a string of session singing for the likes of Marianne Faithful and Martina Topley-Bird and film work such as ‘Analyse That’, Petra Jean is now finally in her element. Citing influences such as William Blake, Elizabeth I, Josh T. Pearson, Cindy Sherman, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, My Brightest Diamond, Syd Barrett, William Turner, Led Zeppelin, The 13 Grandmothers, Matthew Barney, Siouxsie Sioux, Sound Healing, foraging and jam making, we’re in no doubt you’re in for an extraordinary treat.

                                                                                                                                                                    “Notes on: Death” is the second album in her conceptual ‘Notes:’ trilogy. It is a dark bewitching piece that follows on from her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Notes on: Love’, released in 2005. After that success Petra retreated from the lime light to the French countryside to write & develop her work.

                                                                                                                                                                    On asking Petra Jean what she has been doing for the last 5 years, she replies “I have been learning about who I am and what I really want. I have been learning how to be a woman.”

                                                                                                                                                                    Through ‘Notes on: Death’ Petra Jean takes on the mantle of the strong female, the Virgin Queen, the woman wedded to her art and her creative soul. Following in the footsteps of her great grandmother Francis Phillipson who chained herself to Durham town hall to win women’s right to vote, her grandmother Ivy Street who was a forewoman in the shell factory in the war, Petra feels there has to be other women out there projecting a positive image of woman. She expresses the desire to move away from the “over-sexualisation of female artists” (Richard Russell of XL Recordings) by the music industry, music with substance, integrity & heart being in the forefront of her thinking. So Elizabeth-like, Petra Jean takes to the stage.

                                                                                                                                                                    Here in this stunning double LP, her recordings are divided into black and white sides. ‘Noir’ counter-balanced by ‘Blanc’. We experience the spiralling soundscapes of Dante’s inferno in “Underworld Tubeophany” set against the ascending scales of “Imaginary Gentle Place” in ‘Blanc’. Petra has an ability to transport us from the spine-chilling Kurt Weill-esque humour in ‘Noir’ to the beguiling angelic choirs of ‘Blanc’.


                                                                                                                                                                    “She purrs like Billie Holiday back from the grave.” – NME

                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                    Disc 1 ‘Noir’:
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Underworld Tubeophany
                                                                                                                                                                    2. City Of Lost Angels
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Ire In June
                                                                                                                                                                    4. My Love Resides In The Garden
                                                                                                                                                                    5. You Asked For It
                                                                                                                                                                    6. Kill You Drink You
                                                                                                                                                                    7. 3 Men, 3 Mothers Dead
                                                                                                                                                                    8. Pyrite

                                                                                                                                                                    Disc 2 ‘Blanc’:
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Imaginary Gentle Place
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Victorian Worship Song
                                                                                                                                                                    3. And Lilith Said Unto Adam
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Dark Nights Of The Soul
                                                                                                                                                                    5. All At Sea
                                                                                                                                                                    6. Sissy’s Miracle
                                                                                                                                                                    7. Ask The Gods To Pull Down The Sky

                                                                                                                                                                    With the help of producer Billy Pavone (The Fall, Asobi Seksu, White Rabbits), the latest O’Death opus, Outside, is their subtlest work by far, but also the most impressive of the band's career. This is a record that lives up to its name with spacious and cinematic arrangements, layers of subtle percussion, and at times an impenetrable wall of found sound.

                                                                                                                                                                    O'Death recorded the album over a two-month period, easily the longest they've ever spent on a production. The extended recording time allowed the band to write in studio, as well as cultivate the organic noise for the record in an intimate setting. As Pavone observed, "Creating the album in the recording, and not in the mix, was a leap of faith for me. It was challenging to let go and allow the album to breathe a bit, and be its own creation– unique and very different from some of the sounds we hear so often in the world of digital manipulation.

                                                                                                                                                                    The result is a record that is both the most subtle and massive accomplishment of the band's career, a darkly triumphant and free-flowing album that represents exactly where the songwriters have found themselves in this moment. As Pycior notes, "I love the dynamic disparity in the album: the fragile parts of ‘Bugs,’ ‘Ourselves,’ and ‘Don't Come Back...,’ the huge endings in ‘Alamar,’ ‘Look at the Sun,’ and ‘Pushing Out.’ I know we have the right sequence this time around… and I love ending on a different and demented tone with ‘The Lake Departed.’”

                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Bugs
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Ghost Head
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Alamar
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Black Dress
                                                                                                                                                                    5 . Ourselves
                                                                                                                                                                    6. Look At The Sun
                                                                                                                                                                    7. Howling Through
                                                                                                                                                                    8. Don’t Come Back
                                                                                                                                                                    9. Pushing Out
                                                                                                                                                                    10. Back Of The Garden
                                                                                                                                                                    11. The Lake Departed

                                                                                                                                                                    Death To The Strange

                                                                                                                                                                    Closer / Drink & The Devil

                                                                                                                                                                    Death to the Strange are a Salford (Manchester) based five piece, fusing lyric-driven, folk-inspired songs with ambient electronic sounds and an amplified rhythm section. With instrumentation tailored to each tune, the band are looking to take in and build on all interesting music out there. In recent months things have been moving more and more quickly for Death to the Strange, with headlining slots at acclaimed Salford and Manchester venues, more high profile supports (Gomez) and a growing repertoire of radio and press coverage. In the words of one Salford City Radio DJ: 'check them out or look proper daft in a year or so!'

                                                                                                                                                                    Sudden Weather Change

                                                                                                                                                                    Stop! Handgrenade In The Name Of Crib Death 'nderstand?

                                                                                                                                                                    Sudden Weather Change are a five-piece rock band from Reykjavík. Their sound has been likened to the sound of bands like Sonic Youth, Pavement, Polvo and countless other 90s alt-rock bands from the US, "Stop! Handgrenade..." is their first full length album and contains 13 juicy, guitar heavy songs.
                                                                                                                                                                    'Sudden Weather Change recall the prime of Sunny Day Real Estate or Cap'n Jazz' - Pitchfork.com
                                                                                                                                                                    'Our favourite band at the Iceland Airwaves festival, Sudden's youthful verve and fine taste for the bizarre ("Oh my God, I hate Nicholas Cage") have kept us listening a month later.' - guardian.co.uk


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