Piccadilly Records
Well well, I'm back in the driving (writing) seat this week after a superb wedding, top party and thoroughly relaxing honeymoon, and what should I come back to but ANOTHER slew of top releases. After my break It didn't even bother me that I had to fish around for the big CD sleeves, because one of the residents of said big sleeves is a superb collection of early material from The Fleet Foxes, including their seminal debut album, a couple EP's and some well-worth-it B-Sides and outtakes. It's a hefty swathe of music, and all in a lovely clamshell box affair inc liner notes and booklet.

Everyone's favourite tiny dinosaur is back too, with Mr. Mascis' first solo release since 2014's 'Tied To A Star' encompassing aspects of Dinosaur Jr's rockier moments but imbued with tender folkish acousticry, swooning Americana and soaring rock solos, delivered with the unmistakable gravelly vox we've come to know and love from Mr. M.

Adding to this we have a killer collection of German post-punk and synth oddities on the ever-reliable Strut records, encompassing aspects of everything you love from the German DIY scene, and a hefty dose of that you possibly don't know anything about (I know I didn't!), and a new outing from prog-banshees Muse, going all Jenny Joseph and adorning themselves in purple for the synthwave inspired cover to their newest outing, 'Simulation Theory' and you have a line-up of which to be proud.

You may have heard the news already, but our end-of-year booklet launch is happening at new hotspot YES this year (on the 22nd of November, but we'll remind you again before then). This weeks' supplemental addition to the established facts is that some of our finest in-store DJ's will be playing at an afterparty, starring 2017 album of the year producer and all-round legend Kelly Lee Owens. This is also at YES and probably won't give you any chance to work off those superb pizza and burgers you've been tucking into, being as it's in the same room. Needless to say those of you out for the duration will be in for a treat, more details / tix available here

Any of our German and more specifically Berlin based customers should make the effort to check out our resident house and techno specialist Matt Ward, who's gracing the city under his Kickin' Pigeon alias this Friday night (actually, it's more like Saturday morning, those nocturnal Berliners laughing in the face of our measly opening hours...). It's at a club called Farbfernseher and you can catch him from 3am-7am, closing off the Hot Concept party alongside resident DJ John Loveless. Info / directions here: here

I think that's it for this week, but we'll see you all soon. Have a good weekend!

Barry.
GENRE PICKS OF THE WEEK
J Mascis - Elastic Days J Mascis - Elastic Days

CD - £9.99
Coloured LP - £20.99

Steve Reich - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint Steve Reich - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint

Ltd LP - £14.99

The Beatles - White Album (Stereo 50th Anniversary Reissue) The Beatles - White Album (Stereo 50th Anniversary Reissue)

2xLP - £35.99
Box set - £119.99
4xDeluxe LP - £79.99
3xDeluxe CD - £18.99

BOYGENIUS (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, And Lucy Dacus) - BOYGENIUS EP BOYGENIUS (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, And Lucy Dacus) - BOYGENIUS EP

Ltd 12" - £10.99

Various Artists - JD Twitch Presents Kreaturen Der Nacht Various Artists - JD Twitch Presents Kreaturen Der Nacht

CD - £9.99
2xLtd LP - £20.99

Vedelius - Vedelius EP Vedelius - Vedelius EP

12" - £11.99

Run DMC - Down With The King Run DMC - Down With The King

7" - £11.99

The Nuclear Family / Other Lands - Surface Noise The Nuclear Family / Other Lands - Surface Noise

Ltd 12" - £8.99

The Reflex - ESW / DWTR The Reflex - ESW / DWTR

12" - £8.99

Garrett - Private Life II Garrett - Private Life II

LP - £18.99

Harvey Sutherland - Amethyst EP Harvey Sutherland - Amethyst EP

12" - £9.49

Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas

LP Box Set - £59.99

Jean-Pierre Boistel / Tony Kenneybrew - Percussions Pour La Danse Jean-Pierre Boistel / Tony Kenneybrew - Percussions Pour La Danse

LP - £23.99

Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records Presents - Studio One: Lovers Rock Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records Presents - Studio One: Lovers Rock

2xLP - £21.99
CD - £12.99

Piccadilly Records - Black Hoodie Piccadilly Records - Black Hoodie

L - £30.00
M - £30.00

STAFF PICKS - LPs


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Various Artists - JD Twitch Presents Kreaturen Der Nacht Various Artists - JD Twitch Presents Kreaturen Der Nacht

CD - £9.99
2xLtd LP - £20.99

Patrick says: Those ever reliable folks at Strut enlist the curatorial skills of Optimo selector JD Twitch for a 16 track trip into the angular world of NDW. A distinctly German hybrid of post punk, synthpop, dub and tape experiments, the NDW scene burned bright at the dawn of the 80s, and this flawless set presents that unique sound at its most expressive.
J Mascis - Elastic Days J Mascis - Elastic Days

CD - £9.99
Coloured LP - £20.99

Barry says: One of the more tender outings from J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr fame, 'Elastic Days' beautifully encompasses a wide variety of J Mascis' leanings including folk, Americana and classic rock to brilliant effect. Heart-wrenching in places but ultimately optimistic, this is yet another display of how versatile and talented this man is. Superb.
Charles Bradley - Black Velvet Charles Bradley - Black Velvet

LP - £18.99
CD - £10.99
2xLP Box Set - £41.99
Coloured LP - £18.99

Millie says: Black Velvet is a summary of everything that was great about Charles Bradley, his strong compelling vocals and passion is etched into all his music and this album ties it all together as a celebration to him and his legacy.
Fleet Foxes - First Collection 2006-2009 Fleet Foxes - First Collection 2006-2009

LP Box Set - £74.99
CD Box Set - £18.99

Barry says: It really would be hard to overstate how important the first Fleet Foxes album was to the world of indie music, and here we get it packaged along with a stunning duo of EP's and some decidedly album-worthy 'Outtakes', with a big booklet of linear notes, artworks and lyrics. Top collection.
The Wave Pictures - Look Inside Your Heart The Wave Pictures - Look Inside Your Heart

CD - £9.99
Coloured LP - £16.99

Barry says: I can't listen to the Wave Pictures nowadays without thinking of a friend of mine (he LOVED them), and they were similar in many ways. Understated but intelligent, filled with stories but hesitant to tell them for fear of coming off bolshy (they are both anything but). The Wave Pictures remain as relevant today as they ever did, writing superb songs and stooping slightly for fear of being noticed... i've not seen him for a while, but i'd imagine that Graf's trajectory is not far off that. Long live them both.
Liela Moss - My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth Liela Moss - My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth

LP - £18.99
CD - £9.99

Sonically spare yet sumptuous in its emotions, elemental power and expansive melodies, the record is a richly felt, vividly-realised trip into the interior from the Duke Spirit singer.
Muse - Simulation Theory Muse - Simulation Theory

LP - £17.99
CD - £11.99
Deluxe CD - £12.99

Muse have announced that their eighth studio album, ‘Simulation Theory’. The eleven-track record was produced by the band, along with several award-winning producers, including Rich Costey, Mike Elizondo, Shellback and Timbaland.
Dead Can Dance - Dionysus Dead Can Dance - Dionysus

LP - £18.99
CD - £9.99
Deluxe LP - £47.99

The album consists of two acts across seven movements that represent the different facets of the Dionysus myth and his cult and takes the musical form of an oratorio, which has informed both spiritual and secular pieces of music as far back in history as the early 16th century.
Maisha - There Is A Place Maisha - There Is A Place

LP - £16.99
CD - £9.99

Emily says: A gorgeous fusion of spiritual jazz with afrobeat and west african rhythms, inspired by the likes of Alice Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders. Sometimes loose and contemplative, sometimes driven and danceable, all sewn together with an impressive level of musicianship.
Garrett - Private Life II Garrett - Private Life II

LP - £18.99

Patrick says: Relax yourself and let your mind be free, you're now tuned into MFM radio, and the sunblushed sounds of Garrett. Dam-Funk dons his lesser known alias for his second contribution to the Music From Memory catalogue, a medicated set of stoned boogie rollers and cinematic treats. One for warm days and open roads.
Jean-Pierre Boistel / Tony Kenneybrew - Percussions Pour La Danse Jean-Pierre Boistel / Tony Kenneybrew - Percussions Pour La Danse

LP - £23.99

Patrick says: Left Ear hit us with some eso-ethno jazz for the dancefloor here via Boistel and Kenneybrew's late 80's percussion accompaniment contemporary jazz-dance classes. Fusing African instrumentation, Western Jazz arrangements and computer technology, the duo dropped a techno-tropical treat which lands somewhere between Dave Samuels' New Math and new age. Fully endorsement from the Talking Drums crew...
Yoshinori Hayashi - Ambivalence Yoshinori Hayashi - Ambivalence

LP - £16.99
CD - £9.99
Due: 16th Nov

Patrick says: Not only is this the maddest record I've heard this week, it's probably the most insane album I've ever heard. Twisted sound design, discord, unpredictable arrangements and a totally unique style result in a masterpiece of club-not-club weirdshit from Japan's Yoshinori Hayashi. I love this.
Bibio - Phantom Brickworks (IV & V) Bibio - Phantom Brickworks (IV & V)

LP - £13.49

Barry says: Beautifully understated but gorgeous plaintive instrumentals here, hidden under a blanket of lightly churning pads and warping static. Frail piano and typical Bibio counterpoint fill out the sonic spectrum, as meditative as it is beautiful. Top stuff.
Lia Mice - The Sampler As Time Machine Lia Mice - The Sampler As Time Machine

Ltd LP - £18.99

Matt says: I'm sure Optimo Music devotees don't need convincing here. But anyone wondering what the label's about could do much worse than bagging this LP and the forthcoming compilation from the camp. Essential stuff for lovers of leftfield, DIY electronics.
Planningtorock - Powerhouse Planningtorock - Powerhouse

LP - £18.99
CD - £9.99

‘Powerhouse’ comes couched in the precision-tooled synths that have become Rostron’s signature, though critics and fans will hear a subtle, ear worm-y shift in style here: from the Noughties US R&B swagger of ‘Transome’ and the bubbling old school 90s house of ‘Beulah Loves Dancing’ and ‘Non Binary Femme’, to the funky, flute-laced ‘Much To Touch’.
Aleceo - Teletrip Aleceo - Teletrip

2xLP - £18.99

Russian born and very gifted musician Aleceo is a new addition to the ongoing rooster of Copenhagen’s prolific Music For Dreams label - Aleceo came to attention of label boss Kenneth Bager with the brilliant first EP ‘Clouds’. Aleceo has his own musical voice, he produces and composes music that is rich in harmonies and melodies - he sits somewhere between Balearic and Deep House.
The Herbaliser - Bring Out The Sound The Herbaliser - Bring Out The Sound

2xLP - £21.99
CD - £9.99

Barry says: Brilliant classic hip-hop grooves, soulful breaks and vibes all brought up to date with crisp, modern production and the Herbaliser crew's considerable experience. Brilliantly soulful, and thoroughly enjoyable throughout.
Peter Broderick - Two Balloons Peter Broderick - Two Balloons

10" LP - £10.99

American-born multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Peter Broderick will releases 'Two Balloons' via Erased Tapes. Available as a limited edition 10” vinyl and digital download, it features the score for the award-winning animation of the same name, inspired by an early recording of his, plus a 9-minute electronic rework on the B-side titled Techno For Lemurs.
Laura Jane Grace  & The Devouring Mothers - Bought To Rot Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers - Bought To Rot

CD - £12.49
Coloured LP - £17.99
Due: 16th Nov

14 tracks spanning Laura Jane Grace's fractured relationship with her adopted hometown of Chicago, true friendship, complicated romance, and reconciling everything in the end, Bought to Rot stands as the most musically diverse collection of songs Grace has written to date.
Straight Arrows - On Top Straight Arrows - On Top

LP - £15.99
CD - £11.99

Straight Arrows have honed their fresh, reverb-laden, fuzzed out, psychedelic punk sound into pointed perfection with 'On Top'. From the frantic buzzsaw of “Nothing To Me”, to the break-beat groove of “21st Century”, to the tender outsider folk of “Dead Weight”, to the mind-melting psych-out that is “Buried Again”, this is the sound of a band that isn’t short on ideas and isn’t afraid to push the envelope of what people expect a Straight Arrows record to be.
Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore - Ghost Forests Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore - Ghost Forests

LP - £20.99
CD - £10.99

The songs alternate between extended ethereal instrumental excursions, gauzy and dreamy pop, blown-out Bull of the Woods heavy haze, and modern re-imaginations of epic traditional balladry all while touching on the strange and otherworldly places between these stations.
Mick Harvey & Christopher Richard Barker - The Fall And Rise Of Edgar Bourchier And The Horrors Of War Mick Harvey & Christopher Richard Barker - The Fall And Rise Of Edgar Bourchier And The Horrors Of War

LP - £21.99
CD - £9.99

The Fall And Rise Of Edgar Bourchier And The Horrors Of War examines the work of a long forgotten World War I poet, Edgar Bourchier, through his poetry as put to music in a concept album. Its release coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, on 11 November 2018.
Smith & Mighty - Ashley Road Sessions 88-94 Smith & Mighty - Ashley Road Sessions 88-94

2xLtd LP - £20.99

Matt says: I had, sadly, not heard much of Smith & Mighty's back catalogue; which in hindsight comes at a great shame - as I've pretty much been obsessed with soundsystem culture for the last ten years. Oh well, off pops another lid on a vast array of music... yipeee!
North Sea Dialect - Local Guide North Sea Dialect - Local Guide

LP - £15.49

Matt says: Might take a few weeks for the dust to settle on this one... But this could well be the perfect accompaniment to a cold, stark and baron Winter period. Welcome in the dark days, grey skies and extended isolation with this unique project by North Sea Dialect.
Various Artists - Belgian New Beat Volume 2 Various Artists - Belgian New Beat Volume 2

4xCD - £17.99
Due: 16th Nov

This Belgian New Beat 4CD compilation features a collection of the best slow and dark new beat of the eighties. A mix of both timeless classics and some lesser known tracks. A flashback to the absolute drama and the decadent atmosphere of the legendary Belgian clubs where these tracks were played during the heydays of Belgian New Beat.
Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records Presents - Studio One: Lovers Rock Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records Presents - Studio One: Lovers Rock

2xLP - £21.99
CD - £12.99

Lovers rock brought together many elements and here you will find sweet harmonies, late 1960s rocksteady, 1970s soul covers, disco mixes, recuts and new rhythms, which all fit together in a timeless twilight of love and harmony - as if lovers silhouetted by a Kingston sunset.
Various Artists - Brown Acid - The Seventh Trip Various Artists - Brown Acid - The Seventh Trip

LP - £20.99
Due: 16th Nov
CD - £12.49

Everybody’s favorite source for the hard stuff is back in business, with ten more lethal doses of rare hard rock, heavy psych and proto-metal! Hard to believe we’re eight Trips in and we haven’t lost any steam since the get-go.
Various Artists - Unusual Sounds Various Artists - Unusual Sounds

LP - £21.99
CD - £10.99

"Unusual Sounds" is a deep dive into a musical universe that has, until now, been accessible only to producers and record collectors; a celebration of this strange industry and an examination of its unique place at the nexus of art and commerce. The perfect companion to the David Hollander curated book "Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music", these 20 tracks, encapsulate the niche and fascinating subculture of library music.
Various Artists - Running The Voodoo Down Vol.2 - Explorations In Psych-rock-funk-soul-jazz 1965-77 Various Artists - Running The Voodoo Down Vol.2 - Explorations In Psych-rock-funk-soul-jazz 1965-77

2xLP - £18.99
CD - £9.99

Patrick says: Dean Rudland and Tony Harlow get their freak on with a mind expanding exploration of an explosive era in American music. Psychedelic soul, acid folk, cosmic jazz and swamp magic abound as the likes of John Coltrane, Isaac Hayes, Shuggie Otis and MC5 let loose.
Various Artists - Noël Crooners Various Artists - Noël Crooners

LP - £11.99

How can you resist a bit of Deano "Let It Snow!" or Ol' Blue Eyes jazzin' up "Jingle Bells"? Surely everybody loves Louis Armstrong, right? Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles are all in there, and you've got a choice of a white or blue Christmas from Elvis. Sam Cooke has sneaked on there too, with "Wade In The Water" - not exactly a Christmas song, but good none the less.
STAFF PICKS - SINGLES


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BOYGENIUS (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, And Lucy Dacus) - BOYGENIUS EP BOYGENIUS (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, And Lucy Dacus) - BOYGENIUS EP

Ltd 12" - £10.99

Darryl says: A wonderful folky flecked EP from the amazing combined talents of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus.
Harvey Sutherland - Amethyst EP Harvey Sutherland - Amethyst EP

12" - £9.49

David says: Harvey Kahlil Memphis and Nubya Garcia, what's not to love? Ace broken jazz that sounds as good in a club as it does on the sofa. Ace.
The Reflex - ESW / DWTR The Reflex - ESW / DWTR

12" - £8.99

David says: Wham's 'Everything She Wants' is a an absolute monster of a record, if your friends tells you different,you need to get some new friends. You could start with The Reflex (Flex to his friends), he knows the score.
The Nuclear Family / Other Lands - Surface Noise The Nuclear Family / Other Lands - Surface Noise

Ltd 12" - £8.99

Matt says: Back once again and sounding better than ever, The Nuclear Family invite esteemed Scot Other Lands aka Fudge Fingas for their latest instalment and it's another 100% essential dance relic. You need this!
Vedelius - Vedelius EP Vedelius - Vedelius EP

12" - £11.99

Matt says: The hardcore resurgence is throwing up plenty of foot-fodder for out hungry ears; some of it good, some of it not so good and thankfully, some of it - MEGOHH! This definintely falls into the latter category
Belpaese - Belpaese 02 Belpaese - Belpaese 02

12" - £8.99

Patrick says: Proper diggers' delight here from the Belpaese firm who deliver a second volume of killer Italian edits. On the A-side "Dal Vivo" is a club weapon in the same vein as Tantra's "Macumba", while the flip houses a pair of Balearic wonders on the boogie/AOR disco side of things. Ace!
LTD - Love To The World - Kon's Lots Of Love Remix LTD - Love To The World - Kon's Lots Of Love Remix

12" - £9.49
7" - £8.99

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

12" - £9.49

Patrick says: Deewee's Brazilian signings return to the Belgian imprint with a fresh 12" ahead of next year's debut LP. Fusing the electronic dabke of Omar Souleyman with a totally hypnotising take on Balearic house, the duo turn out a right ripper here. Even better though is the DeeWee Dub by those Soulwax bros, which strips things back and switches up the arrangement for maximum dancefloor impact.
Segadeath / Jompo Boys - When Cities Collide IV Segadeath / Jompo Boys - When Cities Collide IV

12" - £12.99

Patrick says: In other words, Segadeath hit us with a razor sharp and rambunctious acid snapper (think DMX Krew), moody and menacing electro weapon (big Lawnmower man vibes), while the Jompo boys offer fractal 4/4 grooves on a post minimal tip and a ring mod body popper for 8bit Bboys.
Nature Boy - Unreleased Ruffness 1991-1992 Nature Boy - Unreleased Ruffness 1991-1992

12" - £10.99

Patrick says: Rough, ready and heady FIRE from DJ Nature here, rescued from his early 90s archives. Bumping, groovy and awash with forward thinking sampling, this shit shows Milo was a couple of years ahead of those Motor City house heads. Dope.
Mall Grab - How The Dogs Chill Vol. 1 Mall Grab - How The Dogs Chill Vol. 1

12" - £9.49

Sil says: Mmm... delicious Mall Grab just landed here. You know the drill: Analogue sound, luscious melodies, uncompromising beats. Every track is a must. And comes with a beautiful cover too.
Anders Enge - Love Loser Anders Enge - Love Loser

12" - £12.99

Matt says: Big label for me Borft and this new one from Enge's got 'BUY ME' written all over it. From the pumpin' hydraulics of "Limp Funk" to the demonic carnival techno of "Love Loser" it's a totally encapsulating listen. Need.
Ajvar Soundsystem - Oriental Ananas Ajvar Soundsystem - Oriental Ananas

12" - £9.49

Matt says: Function-filling-fun from the Takeaway Cartel who's incendary party spirit ignites this new release from the very off.
Erol Alkan - Spectrum / Silver Echoes Erol Alkan - Spectrum / Silver Echoes

12" - £9.49

Matt says: Ever-reliable Erol, that's what we call him here at Picc HQ. The producer who's presence across clubland rarely fades, comes correct with two late night juggernauts.
Superprince - Superprince Edits Superprince - Superprince Edits

12" - £9.99

Patrick says: Treacle boogie, private press disco, tropical funk and a Balearic bomb? Hats and possibly tops off for the mighty Superprince.
Moplen - Bump / Know Moplen - Bump / Know

12" - £9.49

Sil says: G.A.M.M. again! Or should we say paaaarrrrty!. Because that is what this 12" is all about. Good feelings and fun times. Two monsters that will hit the dancefloor proper.
S3A - Sydmalaide EP S3A - Sydmalaide EP

12" - £8.49

Sil says: Fans of peak time disco house are going to love this one. Four tracks of dancefloor bangers to get the whole club dancing. Local Talk quality guaranteed. No fillers here.
Qwestlife Featuring Teni Tinks - Hit It Off Qwestlife Featuring Teni Tinks - Hit It Off

7" - £7.99

Millie says: Disco anthem right here! This is a massive soulful-disco hit which Tinks has put her own stamp on, with an equally groovy instrumental side. Hit it offff!
Turista - Todos Os Pássaros São Meus Amigos Turista - Todos Os Pássaros São Meus Amigos

12" - £8.49

Matt says: Take a river cruise through ancient Amazonian jungle on this highly evocative EP from Turista and the Discos Extendes tribe.
Conny - Song For Eva Conny - Song For Eva

12" - £8.49

Matt says: Cold Tonic shine light on a new signing - Conny. Who's "Song For Eva" is nothing short of epic. If you were looking for your next Winter anthem - look no further!
FaltyDL - A Taste Of Acid EP FaltyDL - A Taste Of Acid EP

12" - £8.49

Matt says: A fist to the face for any acid-merchants resting on their laurels. FaltyDL resets the scale with a clutch of demonized bursts.
Taraval - Aardvark Taraval - Aardvark

Ltd 12" - £8.99

Matt says: Big one for the dedicated clubbers who spend weekend after weekend populating the nation's dance spots on the never-ending quest for freshness.
Chromatics - Shadow - Inc. Michael Runaway Edit Chromatics - Shadow - Inc. Michael Runaway Edit

12" - £15.99
Ltd 12" - u/avbl

Martin says: Dazzling, magenta coloured version of this IDIB classic. Matches my Doc's!!
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - 1 Thing / Hoola Hoop Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - 1 Thing / Hoola Hoop

7" - £9.99

David says: Boom! Amerie and steel drums! What more could you ask for? Sounds like carnival without having to leave the house.
Hollie Cook - Sweet Like Chocolate Hollie Cook - Sweet Like Chocolate

7" - £7.99

David says: Ace sunshine reggae version of the nineties two step classic. The nights may be getting longer but it will always be summer when this is on.
Pink Fink - Roller Rock Pink Fink - Roller Rock

Ltd 7" - £9.99

Matt says: The most Ariel Pink friendly of this week's Star Creatures and of course it's from LA. Like the bad boy in the pinball arcade this one swaggers and spits doning a studded leather jacket and a greasy quiff. The girls love him.
Saucy Lady & U-Key - It's All Here Saucy Lady & U-Key - It's All Here

Ltd 7" - £9.99

Matt says: It's hard to pick a favourite from this week's slew of Star Creatures. But I think this one juuust about wins it for me with the completely infectious chorus and highly skilled synth bass playing.
First Touch & Yvonne Gag - Tonight's The Night / You Can Have It All First Touch & Yvonne Gag - Tonight's The Night / You Can Have It All

Ltd 7" - £10.99

Matt says: Get a fully authentic dose of the Wet Play and Red Laser dancefloors as First Choice keep the boogie flames burnin'. Unbeatable.
Airhead - Clatter Airhead - Clatter

12" - £8.49

Matt says: Not sure how I feel about this one.. basically sounds like the inner sonic turmoil after a recent bad experience on 4ACO-powder. I'm sure the kids'll love it!
Soft Cell - 2018 Club Remixes EP (Inc. HiFi Sean/Jon Pleased Wimmin Remixes) Soft Cell - 2018 Club Remixes EP (Inc. HiFi Sean/Jon Pleased Wimmin Remixes)

Ltd 12" - £14.99

Matt says: Flamboyant, stylish and LOADS of fun, I f***in love Hifi Sean! Personal fave?? the Esctasy Dub of course! :)
STAFF PICKS - PRESALES
Here's this week's 'staff picked' selection of forthcoming releases including oodles of limited editions, indie shops exclusives and coloured vinyl!!

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International Teachers Of Pop - International Teachers Of Pop International Teachers Of Pop - International Teachers Of Pop

LP - £16.99
Due: 8th Feb
CD - £9.99
Due: 8th Feb
Coloured LP - £17.99
Due: 8th Feb

The Moonlandingz founders / writers Adrian Flanagan (Eccentronic Research Council) & Dean Honer (All Seeing I / I Monster) bumped in to lead singer, Leonore Wheatley (The Soundcarriers) at a ‘Circuit Bending Workshop’ in South Yorkshire where they decided to try writing “one song together and see what happens!”
Deerhunter - Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? Deerhunter - Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?

CD - £5.75
Due: 18th Jan
Coloured LP - £18.99
Due: 18th Jan

Deerhunter’s eighth LP is a science fiction album about the present. Exhausted with the toxic concept of nostalgia, they reinvent their approach to microphones, the drum kit, the harpsichord, the electromechanical and synthetic sounds of keyboards. Whatever guitars are left are pure chrome, plugged straight into the mixing desk with no amplifier or vintage warmth.
Homeshake - Helium Homeshake - Helium

CD - £10.99
Due: 15th Feb
Coloured LP - £15.99
Due: 15th Feb
Dinked Edition LP - £17.99
Due: 15th Feb

DINKED EDITION!!! Solo musical project of Montreal-based singer-songwriter and musician Peter Sagar, a long time member of Mac DeMarco's band. Over his first three albums, Sagar followed his own idiosyncratic vision, a journey that’s taken him from sturdy guitar-based indie-pop to, on 2017’s Fresh Air, a blearyeyed take on lo-fi R&B. Now, with Helium, Sagar is putting down roots in aesthetic territory all his own.
The Good, The Bad & The Queen - Merrie Land The Good, The Bad & The Queen - Merrie Land

LP - £17.99
Due: 16th Nov
CD - £11.99
Due: 16th Nov
CD & Book - £21.99
Due: 16th Nov
Coloured LP - £19.99
Due: 16th Nov

The record traced a journey from the English music hall tradition to West Africa and Afrobeat, zigzagging through the West Indies and its reggae and dub, back to England and London's punk scene, all the while taking in a strand of British beat music from the '50s right through to Britpop. The result was a record specific to a place and mood but with a background that was geographically wide-ranging.
Toy - Happy In The Hollow Toy - Happy In The Hollow

LP - £16.99
Due: 25th Jan
CD - £10.99
Due: 25th Jan
Coloured LP - £18.99
Due: 25th Jan
Dinked Edition LP - £22.99
Due: 25th Jan

WE STILL HAVE SOME COPIES LEFT OF THE DINKED EDITION - Pressed on Transparent Vinyl. Exclusive alternative artwork. Includes a bonus 7" single with two secret tracks. Hand Numbered. Limited to 700 copies to Dinked Shops only. "Happy In The Hollow is entirely uncompromising: an atmospheric capturing of a state of mind that touches on Post Punk, electronic dissonance, acid folk and Krautrock."
Steve Gunn - The Unseen In Between Steve Gunn - The Unseen In Between

LP - £18.99
Due: 18th Jan
CD - £9.99
Due: 18th Jan

Gunn is known for telling other people's stories, but on his breakthrough fourth album, The Unseen In Between, he explores his own emotional landscapes with his most complex, fully realized songs to date.
Drenge - Strange Creatures Drenge - Strange Creatures

LP - £18.99
Due: 22nd Feb
CD - £11.99
Due: 22nd Feb
Coloured LP - £21.99
Due: 22nd Feb

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

LP - £18.99
Due: 1st Feb
CD - £9.99
Due: 1st Feb
Coloured LP - £19.99
Due: 1st Feb

'Gallipoli' is unintentionally more visceral than Beirut’s more recent albums, alive with an energy that is further enhanced by every creak and groan of their instruments, every detuned note, and all amp buzz and technical malfunction being left in the cracks of the songs.
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow

CD - £7.99
Due: 18th Jan
Coloured LP - £19.99
Due: 18th Jan

Remind Me Tomorrow comes over four years after the release of Are We There, a top 10 critically praised album of 2014, and reckons with the life that gets lived when you put off the small and inevitable maintenance in favor of something more present. Throughout, Van Etten veers towards the driving, dark glimmer moods that have illuminated the edges of her music and pursues them full force. Limited edition pink vinyl. Initial copies include "Remind Me Tomorrow" post-it notes.
Jacco Gardner - Somnium Jacco Gardner - Somnium

CD - £11.49
Due: 23rd Nov
Coloured LP - £17.99
Due: 23rd Nov

Gardner has been known to create swirling psychedelic pop boosted by his rich, resonate and baroque voice but on his third album, his vocals are gone and in their place is an equally seamless melodic exploration but an instrumental one, with a synthesized occult edge. Somnium is a nod to the novel of the same name, written in 1608 by Johannes Kepler and is regarded as the first ever science fiction novel.
Unloved - Heartbreak Unloved - Heartbreak

CD - £10.99
Due: 1st Feb
Coloured LP - £15.99
Due: 1st Feb

Now Unloved bring us their second full length record Heartbreak, a record emboldened by its predecessor to be more emotionally exposed, more musically, lyrically, and vocally audacious. In the words of David Holmes: “We just get together, had a load of ideas, and Jade went off and wrote and wrote. She got deep and deep. She has an amazing story. They are amazing songs. She excelled herself.”
Joy Division / New Order - Total: From Joy Division To New Order Joy Division / New Order - Total: From Joy Division To New Order

2xLtd LP - £21.99
Due: 30th Nov

First time on vinyl!!! A chronological look at the two bands most important tracks, covering Joy Division staples such as 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', and the resonating 'Atmosphere'. New Order bring to the table 'Blue Monday', 'Bizarre Love Triangle' and 'True Faith', as well as the brand new track, ‘Hellbent’.
Steve Mason - About The Light Steve Mason - About The Light

LP - £21.49
Due: 18th Jan
CD - £9.99
Due: 18th Jan
Coloured LP - £22.99
Due: 18th Jan

“It’s a beautiful, confident, positive, angry, loving and gentle album which once again moves what I do forward,” says Steve. “David Bowie said that you should always be slightly out of your comfort zone if you want to achieve greatness, and for the first time perhaps ever, I deliberately pushed myself into that place. Who doesn’t want greatness?”
LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) / Pulse (v.1) LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) / Pulse (v.1)

12" - £13.99
Due: 16th Nov

This 12" features previously digital-only single "Pulse (v.1)" and on the flip, Berlin DJ Dixon (named Resident Advisor’s #1 DJ four years in a row) takes on the broodiness of "I Used To" and opens it up into a club space, a logical choice for the Innervisions head and Muting The Noise owner.
LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remix) / Oh Baby (Lovefingers Dub) LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remix) / Oh Baby (Lovefingers Dub)

12" - £13.99
Due: 16th Nov

On this new 12", LA native and ESP Institute founder Lovefingers puts two different spins on the sincere ‘oh baby’, making the original track a bit more upbeat and psychedelic.
Khruangbin - Christmas Time Is Here Khruangbin - Christmas Time Is Here

Ltd 7" - £10.99
Due: 16th Nov

"Growing up the three of us all had very different Christmases,” says bassist Laura Lee. “But we recently discovered we all had the exact same favourite Christmas song. When we realized it, we sat down to play it and it came together instantly. In 15 minutes, we had this recorded. It was like the best Christmas present ever.”
Colorama - Cookie Zoo Colorama - Cookie Zoo

Ltd LP - £23.99
Due: 16th Nov

"Cookie Zoo" is linked to "Dere Mewn", one of the most beautiful songs recorded in the United Kingdom in the last decade. An unique flower living in a botanical garden, filled with brilliant songs of all possible colours.
You Tell Me - You Tell Me You Tell Me - You Tell Me

LP - £16.99
Due: 11th Jan
CD - £9.99
Due: 11th Jan
Coloured LP - £17.99
Due: 11th Jan
Dinked Edition LP - £24.99
Due: 11th Jan

You Tell Me is Field Music’s Peter Brewis and Admiral Fallow member Sarah Hayes. By blending their distinct compositional talents, they’ve created a record that possesses their own clear styles but also a new voice too.
Buzzcocks - Another Music In A Different Kitchen - Reissue Buzzcocks - Another Music In A Different Kitchen - Reissue

LP - £21.99
Due: 25th Jan
CD - £9.99
Due: 25th Jan
Coloured LP - £22.99
Due: 25th Jan

Silver vinyl. Comes with a recreation of the original Buzzcocks carrier bag. 'Another Music in a Different Kitchen' is a perfect circle: thirty five and a half minutes of tuneful, exciting and thoughtful music that stretched the boundaries of guitar pop music at the same time as it delivered on the group’s promise.
Buzzcocks - Love Bites - Reissue Buzzcocks - Love Bites - Reissue

LP - £21.99
Due: 25th Jan
CD - £9.99
Due: 25th Jan
Coloured LP - £22.99
Due: 25th Jan

White vinyl. Comes with a recreation of the original Buzzcocks carrier bag. Behind the chocolate box cover, Love Bites is an album of paradoxes if not clashing opposites: real / imaginary, past / future, love / lust, connection / alienation, commerciality / experimentation. It’s to the group’s credit that they walk the high wire with ease: the attack is less punk, more measured and on occasion psychedelic, as befits the perceptual and philosophical nature of Shelley’s lyrics.
Ryley Walker - The Lillywhite Sessions Ryley Walker - The Lillywhite Sessions

2xLP - £19.99
Due: 16th Nov
CD - £9.99
Due: 16th Nov

On ‘The Lillywhite Sessions’, Ryley Walker and the similarly indebted trio of drummer Ryan Jewell and bassist Andrew Scott Young cover Dave Matthews’ infamously abandoned 2001 art-rock masterpiece of the same name, a record where he and his band indulged a new adult pathos and a budding musical wanderlust.
Bob Mould - Sunshine Rock Bob Mould - Sunshine Rock

LP - £16.99
Due: 8th Feb
CD - £10.99
Due: 8th Feb
Coloured LP - £18.99
Due: 8th Feb

The cliché that circulated after the 2016 election foretold a new artistic golden age: Artists would transform their anger and anxiety into era-defining works of dissent in the face of authoritarianism. Yet Bob Mould calls his new album Sunshine Rock. It’s not because Mould—whose face belongs on the Mount Rushmore of alternative music—likes the current administration.
Anderson .Paak - Oxnard Anderson .Paak - Oxnard

CD - £9.99
Due: 7th Dec

Anderson .Paak's new album, Oxnard, is a nod to the Southern California city where Anderson grew up. It is the Grammy-nominated artist’s 3rd studio album and the first to be released on Dr. Dre’s label Aftermath Entertainment. Oxnard will include his latest single, “Tints” featuring Kendrick Lamar along with album features from J. Cole, Pusha T and many more.
Night Beats - Myth Of A Man Night Beats - Myth Of A Man

CD - £10.99
Due: 18th Jan
Coloured LP - £15.99
Due: 18th Jan

Fronted by Texan native Danny Lee Backwell, Myth Of A Man is Night Beats' fourth studio album. While Blackwell has always fed off the musical legacy of his Texas roots—Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Krayola, The Black Angels and more paving the way for the the napalm-coated psych-rock headtrip of past albums—Myth Of A Man has him pulling from the surrogate wellspring of Nashville, Tennessee.
Sandra Kerr & John Faulkner - The Music From Bagpuss Sandra Kerr & John Faulkner - The Music From Bagpuss

Deluxe LP - £30.99
Due: 16th Nov
Deluxe CD - £13.49
Due: 16th Nov

"An accidental classic of the folk-roots underground that we never dared hope we’d hear with such clarity." -Stewart Lee. Deluxe LP, Die Cut w/ art cards. Reverse Board and DL card. Limited ‘Shop Window’ Edition LP with lithograph prints.
The Limiñanas - I've Got Trouble In Mind Vol. 2 The Limiñanas - I've Got Trouble In Mind Vol. 2

CD - £10.99
Due: 16th Nov
2xLtd LP - £20.99
Due: 16th Nov

French psych duo The Limiñanas will release their new album 'I've Got Trouble In Mind Vol. 2' through Because Music on 16th November. Featuring rare recordings, 7" singles and unrelased material, the collection is the follow up to 2014's album 'I've Got Trouble In Mind'.
John Carpenter - Theme From The Fog John Carpenter - Theme From The Fog

Ltd 7" - £12.99
Due: 30th Nov

John Carpenter’s 1980 follow-up film to his smash hit Halloween featured ghost sailors terrorizing a Californian coastal community as a dense fog descends on their homes. The multi-talented filmmaker’s atmospheric synthesiser score has long been a soundtrack favourite and this 7” single features its two most recognisable themes. Limited Edition 7” on Red Vinyl. Only 500 copies!
Basso - Greetings From The Bin Basso - Greetings From The Bin

12" - £8.49
Due: TBC

Basso is the owner of Growing Bin Records, a DJ and a collector of mind blowing music. Growing Bin Records is a fantastic place to dive deeply into the wonderful but slightly off the wall genres like Krautrock, Balearic, Yacht Rock, Synth, New-Wave and many other styles. Here Basso has delved into his vast record collection to splice together some rather exquisite selections. Dive in to the Bin!
The Twilight Sad - It Won't Be Like This All The Time The Twilight Sad - It Won't Be Like This All The Time

2xLP - £18.99
Due: 18th Jan
CD - £9.99
Due: 18th Jan
2xColoured LP - £19.99
Due: 18th Jan

Now signed to Mogwai's Rock Action Records, The Twilight Sad return with their fifth studio album.
Smith & Mudd - The Distance (Ron Basejam Remix) Smith & Mudd - The Distance (Ron Basejam Remix)

12" - £10.49
Due: TBC

Benjamin Smith and Paul "Mudd" Murphy are back with a Balearic gem - The Distance. Featuring a vocal and instrumental on the A-side, and a remix on the flip by legend and consummate production ace - Ron Basejam. This is a sumptuous summer groover, with layer upon layer of blissed out disco warmth.
STAFF PICKS - VINYL REISSUES
Filling in the gaps in your record collection? Look no further with these staff approved vinyl reissues.

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Steve Reich - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint Steve Reich - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint

Ltd LP - £14.99

Patrick says: The two finest moments in the whole Reich catalogue, the propulsive and engaging "Different Trains" and the uber-Balearic guitar composition "Electric Counterpoint" (Pat Methany ladies and gentlemen) on one record - this is essential!
The Beatles - White Album (Stereo 50th Anniversary Reissue) The Beatles - White Album (Stereo 50th Anniversary Reissue)

2xLP - £35.99
Box set - £119.99
4xDeluxe LP - £79.99
3xDeluxe CD - £18.99

Stereo reissue of the classic 'White Album' on lots of different formats, the 4xDeluxe LP looks like a treat for the vinyl fans out there!
Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas

LP Box Set - £59.99

Darryl says: It's that time of year again!! And for the first time ever you can have vinyl box set version of the essential Xmas release.
Carola Baer - The Story Of Valerie Carola Baer - The Story Of Valerie

LP - £24.99

Patrick says: Even without the totally improbable and wonderfully romantic backstory (one off cassette found among thousands in a thrift shop bin), Carola Baer's "The Story Of Valerie" is irresistible. Mournful, melodic, epic and unique, Baer takes the bedroom synth pop stylings of the Cocteau's and twists it into something entirely her own. Be thankful that this one got saved from the tip.
Jeff Mills - Waveform Transmission Vol.3 Jeff Mills - Waveform Transmission Vol.3

Ltd LP - £20.99

Matt says: They don't make 'em like this anymore... Boundry dissolving militancy from the Wizard. One of his most uncompromising and arresting releases in his catalogue.
Stereolab - Peng! Stereolab - Peng!

Coloured LP - £15.99

Peng!’ is the band’s 1992 debut album. Vinyl reissue!!!
Stereolab - The Groop Played Space Age Batchelor Pad Music Stereolab - The Groop Played Space Age Batchelor Pad Music

Coloured LP - £15.99

‘The Groop Played Space Age Batchelor Pad Music’ is an 8-track mini album, released in 1993. Vinyl reissue!!
Desire - II Desire - II

CD - £9.99
Coloured LP - £13.99

Features the hit song "Under Your Spell" which was on the Original Soundtrack for 2011's Drive (film featuring Ryan Gosling). 180g bubblegum pink vinyl reissue.
Papir - Papir (Reissue) Papir - Papir (Reissue)

Coloured LP - £23.99

Papir gives a glimpse into the band’s early days where a certain weird joy in experimentation was palatable. Stickman Records is reissuing the record for the first time on vinyl since 2010. 180 gram neon yellow vinyl
Juaneco Y Su Combo - El Gran Cacique Juaneco Y Su Combo - El Gran Cacique

Ltd LP - £27.99

Essential psychedelic cumbia album. "El Gran Cacique" is considered one of the world´s essential cumbia records, and after 46 years since its first press this iconic LP returns as zestful as ever in a special vinyl reissue that will surely reignite the psychedelic craze one more time.
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