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Tarantula - 2023 Reissue

    Ride announce details of the reissues of their third and fourth albums
    Following their ‘Nowhere’ 30th anniversary UK tour last year, shoegaze legends Ride release two more titles of their early classic albums ‘Tarantula’ and ‘Carnival of Light’ via Wichita Recordings. These follow last year’s reissues of ‘Nowhere’, ‘4EPs’, and ‘Going Blank Again’ from their days on Creation Records.


    1. Black Nite Crash
    2. Sunshine / Nowhere To Run
    3. Dead Man
    4. Walk On Water
    5. Deep Inside My Pocket
    6. Mary Anne
    7. Castle On The Hill
    8. Gonna Be Alright
    9. The Dawn Patrol
    10. Ride The Wind
    11. Burnin'
    12. Starlight Motel
    13. Nothing Lasts Forever (bonus Track)
    14. Slave (bonus Track)
    15. A Trip Down Ronnie Lane (bonus Track)


    Carnival Of Light - 2023 Reissue

      Ride announce details of the reissues of their third and fourth albums
      Following their ‘Nowhere’ 30th anniversary UK tour last year, shoegaze legends Ride release two more titles of their early classic albums ‘Tarantula’ and ‘Carnival of Light’ via Wichita Recordings. These follow last year’s reissues of ‘Nowhere’, ‘4EPs’, and ‘Going Blank Again’ from their days on Creation Records.


      1. Moonlight Medicine
      2. 1000 Miles
      3. From Time To Time
      4. Natural Grace
      5. Only Now
      6. Birdman
      7. Crown Of Creation
      8. How Does It Feel To Feel?
      9. Endless Road
      10. Magical Spring
      11. Rolling Thunder
      12. I Don't Know Where It Comes From

      Steve Turner & Adem Tepedelen

      Mud Ride : A Messy Trip Through The Grunge Explosion

        A down-and-dirty chronicle of the birth and evolution of the Seattle grunge scene-from amateur skate parks and underground hardcore clubs to worldwide phenomenon-as told by one of its founding fathers and lead guitarist of legendary alternative rock band, Mudhoney. In the late 80s and early 90s, Steve Turner and his friends-Seattle skate punks, hardcore kids, and assorted misfits-started forming bands in each other's basements and accidentally created a unique sound that spread far beyond their once-sleepy city. Mud Ride offers an inside look at the tight-knit grunge scene, the musical influences and experiments that shaped the grunge sound, and the story of Turner's bands, Green River and Mudhoney, which went from underground flophouse shows to selling out stadiums with Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

        Including stories about the key moments, musicians, and albums from grunge's beginnings to its come-down from the highs of global success and stardom, this is the first account of the musical phenomenon that took over the world from someone who was there for it all. Written by Steve Turner, lead guitarist of Mudhoney, a foundational grunge band that inspired musical icons from Kurt Cobain to Sonic Youth, Mud Ride features a foreword by Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and never-before-seen photographs and grunge memorabilia throughout. Take a seat and ride through the messy and muddy grunge scene that grew from the basements of the Northwest and went on to circle the globe.

        The Pharcyde

        Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde - 2023 Reissue

          We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the debut album from legendary hip-hop collective The Pharcyde with this Indie Exclusive 2-LP set of Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, pressed on clear with yellow + purple splatter vinyl. Originally released in 1992 through the iconic Delicious Vinyl, this RIAA Gold-certified album was featured as one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time & critically acclaimed as an absolute classic of the alternative Hip-Hop genre. This album features the singles “Passin’ Me By” “Ya Mama” and “Pack the Pipe”. A true West Coast original that sprang up amidst the early 1990s gangster rap landscape like LA’s answer to De La Soul’s D.A.I.S.Y.-Age mentality in its freeform creativity.


          Side A 
          1. 4 Better Or 4 Worse (Interlude)
          2. Oh Shit
          3. It’s Jigaboo Time (skit)
          4. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
          Side B
          1. I’m That Type Of Nigga
          2. If I Were President (skit)
          3. Soul Flower (remix)
          4. On The DL
          Side C
          1. Pack The Pipe (interlude)
          2. Officer
          3. Ya Mama
          4. Passing Me By
          Side D
          1. Otha Fish
          2. Quinton’s On The Way (skit)
          3. Pack The Pipe
          4. Return Of The B-Boy 

          Mato Vs Santa Claus

          Jingle Bells Dub / Sleigh Ride Dub

          Stix Records, a sub-label of Favorite Recordings, is back with a special Christmas delivery from label regular Mato, using again from his special skills as a tailor of reggae and dub music.

          Not much to say as the tracklist speaks for itself… Just the perfect gift to add some jerk sauce in your Christmas’ hood !!

          If they can have the world cup in winter, then we can have dub at Christmas! 


          Matt says: Yea so this arrived about four days before Christmas not giving us much lead time to ram it down your throats. Be more Pasta Paul and get it bagged ready for next year's festivities - as I can't guarantee we'll still have copies left by then. You'll thank me. Also perfect for our Australian bredrin who like to BBQ on the beach at Christmas.


          Jingle Bells Dub
          Sleigh Ride Dub

          The O Jays Meet The Moments

          Ride Your Pony Girl / Sugar Sugar

            Dynamite Cuts is proud to be able to press for the first time on 7” vinyl, two killer soul cuts. “Ride Your Pony”, the Lee Dorsey classic, gets a seductive twist by The Moments, which just oozes sexy soul vibes with a tough groove. On the flip it just gets better, “Sugar, Sugar” is a great soul track, a right singalong, classic club track! Both are first time on 7” vinyl in true Dynamite Cuts fashion, essential for all good music lovers.

            TRACK LISTING

            A - “Ride Your Pony Girl”
            B - “Sugar Sugar”


            Nowhere - 2022 Reissue

              Ahead of their ‘Nowhere’ 30th anniversary UK tour starting 20th April, shoegaze legends Ride have announced the details of the reissues of their early classic albums via Wichita Recordings.

              Back in the early 90s, before indie bands made the tabloids, Ride were one of our great white hopes. Fusing the sonic headrush of My Bloody Valentine with the Byrds' jingle-jangle immediacy, they seemed destined to shine. Debut album "Nowhere" captured them at their adolescent peak and "Vapour Trail" is effectively their signature tune; FX pedal-enhanced guitar assaults and nascent teenage vocals tempered by a love of all things pop.

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Liam says: Alongside 'Souvlaki' and 'Loveless', 'Nowhere' is one of the holy trinity albums of shoegaze and it's about time we have this absolute classic available again! From the blistering opener of 'Seagull', to the shimmering and spell-bounding closer of 'Vapour Trail', albums don't get much better than 'Nowhere'. Plus, thank goodness nobody needs to pay a million pounds for a copy off of Discogs anymore!

              TRACK LISTING

              In A Different Place
              Polar Bear
              Dreams Burn Down
              Vapour Trail


              Going Blank Again - 2022 Reissue

                Ahead of their ‘Nowhere’ 30th anniversary UK tour starting 20th April, shoegaze legends Ride have announced the details of the reissues of their early classic albums via Wichita Recordings.

                The follow-up to "Nowhere", "Going Blank Again" saw the Oxford quartet embrace their prog side. Lead single "Leave Them All Behind" was an eight minute FX-pedal onslaught that somehow managed to crack the top twenty and get them on TOTP. On the other hand, "Twisterella" and "Mouse Trap" proved they could strip away the noise in favour of concise three minute pop melodies. A career best.

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Liam says: Releasing only a year and a half after 'Nowhere', 'Going Blank Again' was more exemplary shoegaze from Ride and really showed that they were a band at the height of their powers. Again, much like the other two reissues, this release is essential if you've not already got a copy. Also, best album opener of all time? You'll be hard pressed to beat the 8 minute goliath of 'Leave Them All Behind'.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Leave Them All Behind
                2. Twisterella
                3. Not Fazed
                4. Chrome Waves
                5. Mouse Trap
                6. Time Of Her Time
                7. Cool Your Boots
                8. Making Judy Smile
                9. Time Machine
                10. OX4
                11. Going Blank Again
                12. Howard Hughes
                13. Stampede
                14. Grasshopper


                4 EPs

                  Ahead of their ‘Nowhere’ 30th anniversary UK tour starting 20th April, shoegaze legends Ride have announced the details of the reissues of their early classic albums via Wichita Recordings.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Liam says: A collection of Ride's first EPs 'Ride', 'Play', 'Fall' and 'Today Forever', '4 EPs' is a slice of essential music history and a must for any shoegaze fan! To be honest, it's worth it alone just for 'Drive Blind'.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Chelsea Girl
                  Drive Blind
                  All I Can See
                  Close My Eyes
                  Like A Daydream
                  Furthest Sense
                  Perfect Time
                  Dreams Burn Down
                  Here And Now

                  Jason McNiff

                  Tonight We Ride

                    Jason McNiff returns with a new album Tonight We Ride, a collection of songs from the songwriters that inspired Jason’s writing ang playing.

                    As Jason explains:
                    'When the pandemic first broke and I took my weekly 'Sundowner' gig online, I found to my surprise a wonderful community of music fans who were ready to support me each week with donations and encouraging messages. I loved playing for people in this new format - who could've guessed it would feel so live and intimate! I sometimes played for 2 hours, all the covers I could think of, and learned many new songs to keep the shows fresh and different. This covers record really grew out of these gigs, and it's been a real privilege to immerse myself in the work of heroes such as Townes Van Zandt and Mark Knopfler. I approached the recording as if they'd been my own songs and went to the same studio and producer (Roger Askew) where I made my most recent record, Dust Of Yesterday. Of course, there are 2 Dylan tracks and 2 by one of my fave guitar players, Bert Jansch. I also got the chance to record material by lesser known, but just as brilliant, artists like Tom Russell and Stephen Foster.' 

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Running From Home - Bert Jansch
                    2. My Proud Mountains - Townes Van Zandt
                    3. Tonight We Ride - Tom Russell
                    4. Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
                    5. One Too Many Mornings - Bob Dylan
                    6. I Remember You - Jason McNiff
                    7. Fisherman's Blues - The Waterboys
                    8. The Open Road - Bert Jansch
                    9. Tunnel Of Love - Dire Straits
                    10. Shadow Ships Of Deptford -Jason McNiff
                    11. Hard Times - Stephen Foster
                    12. Precious Angel - Bob Dylan
                    13. Moving On - Leonard Cohen

                    Akae Beka's inimitable style of rich, deep, multi-layered songwriting, uncompromising devotion to RasTafari and soulful healing melodies developed over decades performing with St. Croix based band Midnite and countless recordings. At the point of his untimely passing in 2019, he had released over 70LP's. He is without a doubt one of the most prolific reggae artists ever known.

                    The stellar production trinity that is Zion I Kings have been involved collectively and individually in creating some of the most highly regarded contributions to the vast Akae Beka catalogue. Ride Tru, originally released digitally and on CD in 2014, stood every chance disappearing into the all eclipsing shadow of the LP released by them earlier that year, Beauty for Ashes, which had been named by iTunes as the reggae album of the year. A monumental achievement for undiluted, uncompromising RasTafari roots reggae music this side of the millennium. So needless to say, the bar was high and Vaughn Benjamin and Zion I Kings must have known that, as they managed to raise it higher again.

                    Ride Tru continues in the same form, rootsy, soulful, refreshingly polished and authentically raw, the threads of anciency that any devout reggae lover will be looking for and the threads of modernity that keep it alive and appealing in the modern day. A uniquely regal tapestry that has become synonymous with music created from the unity of Zion I Kings and Vaughn Benjamin

                    Following 8 years of anxious anticipation, for the countless Akae Beka fans that are also vinyl connoisseurs, this LP is now being released on as a 12" vinyl LP courtesy of Before Zero Records. This offers the listener not only the chance to enjoy this LP in an analogue form, but also the chance to hold the artwork as a 12" square masterpiece, created by the hands of Ras Marcus, the artist who gave the powerful visual presence that became synonymous to much of the I Grade / Akae Beka works over the years.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Calm The Day
                    2. To Them
                    3. To Ge Da
                    4. Credited
                    5. Conquering Lion
                    6. Voices Of The Remnancy
                    7. Arise Again
                    8. Worry Free
                    9. How I'll Carry On
                    10. Ride Tru

                    Warren Ellis

                    This Train I Ride: Original Soundtrack

                      Invada Records release Warren Ellis’ score to ‘This Train I Ride’.

                      The Australian musician (Dirty Three, Bad Seeds, Grinderman) has scored a number of high-profile films (‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’, ‘Hell or High Water’, ‘The Road’) and his latest score is for ‘This Train I Ride’, a documentary film directed by Arno Bitschy.

                      The score is pressed on black vinyl and comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with the record itself housed in a double sided printed inner sleeve featuring liner notes by Warren Ellis and Brian Eno. Digital download card included.

                      “My idea was to record, collate and produce the music on trains, in the spirit of the women in this documentary. Brian was so encouraging with this approach and told me about a train journey he had taken in the 80’s with no fixed destination. Over the next month I sat with my computer, loops, iPhone, Reface DX synthesiser and forgotten ideas and composed the music on the Metro and Eurostar and in various hotels while working on Ghosteen. I would send the pieces to Arno from the train, or wherever I was located, and he edited them into the film.” - Warren Ellis

                      The film tells the story of women hopping freight trains around America. The film follows the life-journeys of these women living on the fringe in a rapidly changing country, in their quest for identity, freedom and finding their place in the world.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      This Train I Ride
                      Because I Was A Girl
                      The Rules Concerning Men
                      Airport Train
                      I'll Hop Trains The Rest Of My Life
                      Freight Train
                      Mystery Train


                      Clouds In The Mirror : This Is Not A Safe Place Reimagined By Pêtr Aleksänder

                        Ride handed the entirety of their highly acclaimed 6th studio album, ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’, to mysterious London act Pêtr Aleksänder, who stripped the songs back to just the vocals and added their customarily beautiful string arrangements, keys and synth textures beneath them.

                        The results take Ride deep into the neo-classical / ambient territory that a couple of the remixes of their previous album hinted at.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Future Love
                        Kill Switch
                        Clouds Of Saint Marie
                        Eternal Recurrence
                        Fifteen Minutes
                        Jump Jet
                        Dial Up
                        End Game
                        Shadows Behind The Sun
                        In This Room

                        Ride are back with their second album since reforming — it’s titled This is Not a Safe Place and is out via Wichita. They once again teamed with producer Erol Alkan and mixer Alan Moulder, both of whom worked on 2017’s Weather Diaries, which came together quickly at the end of 2018. The first single is the sparkling “Future Love” which feature Ride’s lush, signature harmonies. They’ve always had a Byrds side to them and that plays out nicely here in a “Twisterella” kind of way. “Future Love is a song about the beginning of a relationship, when everything feels possible,” says the band’s Andy Bell. 

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Barry says: Ride were obviously one of the most influential bands in the shoegaze scene in the early 90's but since their reformation for 2017's ' Weather Diaries' have veered a little more towards the more stargazing end of the indie spectrum. Big rock choruses and catchy riffs work their way beautifully beneath the ever-hypnotic vocals of Gardner & Bell. A huge leap from their already brilliant 2017 offering, and another sign of Ride's essential place in our musical landscape.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Future Love
                        Kill Switch
                        Clouds Of Saint Marie
                        Eternal Recurrence
                        15 Minutes
                        Jump Jet
                        Dial Up
                        End Game
                        Shadows Behind The Sun
                        In This Room

                        Dark Carnival

                        The Last Great Ride

                          Detroit High Energy Rock in its purest essence!!!! Niagara (DESTROY ALL MONSTERS) & Ron Asheton (THE STOOGES) among other great Detroit musicians recorded this killer album back in 1996.

                          Now it is finally reissued on vinyl with two added tracks to the original vinyl release, remastered in order to get its purest sound, and new artwork courtesy of Mrs. Niagara Detroit and Mr. Colonel Galaxy. And guess what?

                          This is an extension of Destroy All Monsters with absolutely killer guitars in line with The Stooges "Funhouse" with the unique stamp and signature of Mr. Ron Asheton.

                          10 classic shots which need to be in your record collection right by The Stooges, Destroy All Monsters, MC5, Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, Radio Birdman, The New Christs, Bored!, etc. 

                          Ride release their first album in over twenty years, ‘Weather Diaries’ on June 16th via Wichita Recordings.

                          Produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, ‘Weather Diaries’ is packed with all the classic elements that made Ride one of the defining bands of the early ‘90s. Trembling distortion, beautiful harmonies, pounding rhythms, shimmering soundscapes and great songwriting all combine to make an album that’s ambitious in scope, timeless and thoroughly addictive. The album will be released through Wichita Recordings and sees the band reunited with label co-founders Mark Bowen and Dick Green, who worked with Ride during the band’s early years on Creation Records. It also brings the band back together with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album ‘Nowhere’ and produced it’s follow up ‘Going Blank Again’.

                          The revitalised four piece - comprising of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence Colbert, and Steve Queralt - reformed and returned to the live scene in 2014, selling out headline tours around the world to a plethora of critical acclaim, as well as show stopping turns at festivals including Coachella, Primavera and Field Day. More than that though, the British music sphere especially has been littered with bands heavily indebted to Ride and their peers. The likes of The Horrors, School Of Seven Bells and labels such as Sonic Cathedral have ensured that shoegaze is a sound that's eternally relevant.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Lannoy Point
                          2. Charm Assault
                          3. All I Want
                          4. Home Is A Feeling
                          5. Weather Diaries
                          6. Rocket Silver Symphony
                          7. Lateral Alice
                          8. Cali
                          9. Integration Tape
                          10. Impermanence
                          11. White Sands

                          The album captures Andy and Richard at what they do best – improvising live in the studio with no script and no plan.

                          It is presented as four distinct periods of time of about 20 minutes in length – which are called Continuums. A journey through constantly evolving textures and instant song creation.

                          The trumpet creates live loops that capture breathy noises, snatches of melody and warped riffs through harmonisers and effects.

                          The Drums explore rhythms and textures, responding to, and driving the loops forward as they are filtered and mutated. Experience a unique ongoing musical conversation – A short ride on the arrow of time.

                          Wildest Dreams

                          Last Ride / Call To Prayer


                            This is the first taste of DJ Harvey's Wildest Dreams.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A: Last Ride
                            AA: Call To Prayer


                            As I Ride With No Horse

                            'As I Ride With No Horse'... Like the title of a haunted western, a blurred movie watched by Chloe Raunet through the window of an East London house; a story following its own way, from the Midwest plains into the London smog, in the footsteps of Mark Twain's ghost. The images drawn from Chloe's diary reminisce of American roots, yet they tell us about the England of today. 'As I Ride With No Horse'... More than two years after 'No Head', BATTANT's second album is not, thank god, a record of static maturity: BATTANT have grown up, but their DIY sound is still that of « kids with special needs ». With an intimate and homemade writing (using a laptop and a creaking chair), the limit between lo-fi rock and electronic music is not being questioned. Neither is the link between a supposedly ‘rock’ band, supposedly ‘electronic’ producers (It's A Fine Line – IVAN SMAGGHE AND TIM PARIS) and a label which, for ten years now, has played at blurring the boundaries between all genres.

                            Here is a stubborn and confident record, with a sparse and sharp production, on a militant label. The only thing that really matters is the strong feeling that the music yields. 'As I Ride With No Horse'... Where a keyboard (vanishing into the void), a flute (rising back from childhood), a piano (everlasting), the (crisp) chord of an (electric) guitar only interfere when necessary, only when they see fit. They will not comply with the current idle logic dictating that all elements have to show up as a block, to fill a supposed space. The ‘block’ here, is riddled with bullets - it is giving in. And through the slits and cracks (them being experienced, dreamt up or arranged), the emotion threads its way. 'As I Ride With No Horse'... There are days when a record sounds like theatre, and BATTANT's doesn't shout. Sensuality over gesticulation, assertion over vituperation. Don't be surprised if, record over [short, restrained : 37 minutes], you feel you've been facing a real person. Well, two actually : Chloe Raunet and Joel Dever (BATTANT lost a member since No Head : Tim Fairplay moved on to solo ventures). BATTANT will make you hear, if not see, a space growing in tension. Chloe’s voice, clear and deep, rides at its own pace. The words snap, kick or not. Then Joel's guitar and keyboards build up defense walls around. Finally, scraping it all like sandpaper, It's A Fine Line's production corners the band into its essential, its maximum/minimal truth. Uppercuts and soft strokes take turns, The slim fish is served with its bones. The result is One, bare.

                            This is a record of wounded ditties (Dolls & Chains, Farmer’s Ode To Wife), British modern punk songs (Shutter), invitations to contort yourself (As I Ride With No Horse). Joel and Chloe are indeed riding an imaginary horse, decoding messages from lost airwaves (Clearcut, Pester). They are dusting a piano until they reach its insides, displaying its frailty (Scarlet). Harmonicas are sinking into dreams (Huble) then emerging in an oasis of tar, six minutes of a toxic layer (Fossil Fuel). Bravely and proudly, we are led to a final romp, sharp as a cutthroat molted from a thousands of subgenres [twee synthabilly ? Lo-fi batbox twist ? Retro Swing Wave?]. A final, pretty facetiously, called Being One. Precisely what no one will stop BATTANT to be.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. As I Ride With No Horse
                            2. Shutter
                            3. Doll And Chain
                            4. Modern Days
                            5. Clearcut
                            6. Scarlet
                            7. Farmer’s Ode To Wife
                            8. Hubble
                            9. Being One
                            10. Pester
                            11. Fossil Fuel

                            Marshmallow Coast

                            Ride The Lightening

                              With a passing listen, this album sounds like sweet innocent orchestrated pop, but a closer inspection reveals much more. Songwriter Andy Gonzales takes his cue from sophisticated composers spanning several genres - Eric Satie, Thelonious Monk, Burt Bacharach and Os Mutantes to name but a few. The resulting songs are far more complex than your average indie-pop anthems.

                              John Mayall

                              Along For The Ride

                                This is, quite simply, one of Mayall's best albums ever. He uses some of the best guitarists in the business: Billy Gibbons, Peter Green, Johnny Lang, Jeff Healy, Steve Miller and Mick Taylor and some of the best Blues rhythm men around, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie amongst them, to produce a sparkling set of good rockin' blues tracks second to none.

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