NEW RELEASES 12.02.21
by Adrian Walshe on Feb 12, 2021
INDIE / ALTERNATIVE
WEEZER – OK Human – LP – Indies Only Yellow, Blue And Red Splatter On Clear Vinyl €21.99 / Black Vinyl €19.99 - “OK Human” is also packed to the brim with some of the best, most personal songs Cuomo has written in the last decade, all of which shine brighter and bolder with splashes of string and horn arrangements courtesy of album producer Jake Sinclair and arranger Rob Mathes.
JEFF TWEEDY – Love Is The King – LP – Clear Vinyl €20.99 - Out on dBpm Records, Love Is The King, a “beautifully honest ode to love and hope,” is the follow-up to 2018’s Warm and 2019’s Warmer.
DJANGO DJANGO – Glowing In The Dark – LP – Vinyl €22.99 / Luminescent Green Vinyl €25.99 - Over the course of their extraordinarily accomplished discography to date, Django Django have constantly headed left where others have gone right. Described by The Guardian as “capable of making music that sounds close to perfection”, they are known for their genre defying eclectic sound and their new album Glowing in the Dark heralds, once again, the beginning of a thrilling new era for the band.
PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS – Shyga! The Sunlight Mound – LP – Orange / White Splatter Vinyl €23.99 - Despite much of this year’s tour plans being put on pause, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have used their time off road to continue preparing for the release of their fourth studio release, and an eventual blistering return to stages around the world…
SONS OF SOUTHERN ULSTER - Sinners And Lost Souls - LP - Vinyl €19.99 - Sons of Southern Ulster specialize in songs and stories deeply rooted in time and place. Hailing from Cavan, their debut album, Foundry Folk Songs, was a warts ‘n all examination of the vagaries, and occasional horrors, of a youth spent in a small border town during the dark days of the 1980’s. Since the their follow up "Saints And Sinners" has been widely acclaimed and received 4 out 5 Stars in the Irish Times in July 2020. We are happy to say we have some limited copies on vinyl .We highly recommend this album.
AERIAL EAST - Try Harder - LP - Gold Vinyl €20.99 - Aerial East’s music explores the space between the conscious and unconscious mind, between what was and what will be. She dives into what she has known - adolescence, heartbreak, coming into a new social consciousness, and managing a perpetual unanchored-ness - in order to find a most surprising place to rest inside: the unknowable.3
PAUL LEARY (OF BUTTHOLE SURFERS) – Born Stupid – LP – Gratuitous Red Vinyl €25.99 - Paul Leary issued his debut solo album The History Of Dogs in 1991. And now, thirty years later he’s releasing the follow up Born Stupid. Leary is best known as guitarist/vocalist for the infamous psychedelic noise rock band Butthole Surfers. Much of the subversive creative spirit that fueled the Butthole Surfers’ best work can be found inside the grooves of Leary’s charmingly twisted new album.
CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH – New Fragility – LP – Bone Opaque Vinyl €22.99 - Trace the arc of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s evolution and it shows an accomplished musician and composer sounding ever more confident, constantly refining and broadening his sound and indulging an ever wider set of influences. Few have been as consistently brilliant, eclectic, and intimate; fewer still have done so while being defiantly, 100% independent, refusing to sign deals that compromise artistic vision. New Fragility is a continuation of this, yet it also stands apart as one his strongest collection of songs yet.
CLAUD – Super Monster – LP – Green/Blue Coloured Vinyl €26.99 - The debut release on Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records, Super Monster is a vertiginous but joyous coming-of-age reckoning with such young love
HIS NAME IS ALIVE – Hope Is A Candle (Home Recordings Vol 3 1985 – 1990) – LP – Clear Vinyl €23.99 - The third and final volume in a trilogy exploring the teenage tape experimentation of Warren Defever aka His Name Is Alive. The beautiful ambient sketches and backwards loops of the first two volumes are still in evidence, but this collection sees the artist moving slowly towards more recognisable song forms.
MUSH – Lines Redacted – LP – Indies Only Clear Vinyl €21.99 - The Leeds-based art-rock trio, release their feverish second LP
BAILTER SPACE - Wammo (Remastered) - LP - Indies Only Transparent Orange Vinyl €23.99 - Bailter Space embraced chaos but celebrated precision, finding melody amid networks of brooding noise and feedback.
DANIEL KNOX – Won’t You Take Me With You – LP – Burgundy Coloured Vinyl €23.99 - Sonically this is Knox at his most accessible and assured – the unconventional beauty of his piano style fitting perfectly with long dream-like stretches of synthesizers while Knox’s rich baritone buries deeper within the music.
FAYE WEBSTER – Faye Webster – LP – White Vinyl With Dark Blue Splatter €22.99 - First time on vinyl for this great album, and sure to be a breakout artist for 2021.
SUEDE – The London Suede – LP – 180G Black Vinyl €24.99 - Black vinyl pressing of the RSD release. Classic Debut.
SUEDE – See You In The Next Life – LP -180g Black Vinyl €24.99 -Black vinyl pressing of the RSD release. Special collection of demos, acoustic versions and other curious from 2004.
MARC BOLAN & T-REX – Shadowhead – LP – 180g Black Vinyl €24.99 - Black vinyl pressing of the RSD release. A collection of session takes, working and master versions and mixes
ROCK & POP
VIRGINIA WING – Private Life – LP – Vinyl €20.99 - One of the year’s most daring and true pop records, private LIFE comes as the result of Virginia Wing living through, and with, huge personal emotional and mental traumas. It is a document of how the very process of music creation in a group can be of huge therapeutic benefit to people
NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE – Santa Monica Civic 1970 – LP – Vinyl €21.99 - Originally an FM broadcast from Radio KUSC this recording is prized by Neil Young fans as it also includes his six-song acoustic set, comprising early solo material and songs written for Buffalo Springfield.
PHIL COLLINS – Face Value (40th Anniversary Re-Issue) – LP – Picture Disc Vinyl €24.99 - The brand new limited edition 12” picture disc, celebrates the 40th anniversary of Phil Collins’ debut solo album ‘Face Value’
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Those Shocking Shaking Days – Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock And Funk – 1970 -1978 – 3LP – Vinyl €37.99 - This 3LP anthology contains 20 tracks of hard, psychedelic, progressive rock and funk that has been largely unheard or ignored outside of the confines of this island nation.
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Pendulum (Half Speed Master) – LP – 180g Vinyl €28.99 - First released in 1970, marking the band’s second release that year (following Cosmo’s Factory); their final with the original lineup. Includes the timeless hits “Have You Ever Seen The Rain,” and “Hey Tonight” and more
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Mardi Gras (Half Speed Master) – LP – 180g Vinyl €28.99 - Celebrating Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50th anniversary. The final studio album includes the classics “Sweet Hitch-Hiker” and “Someday Never Comes,” plus a cover of “Hello Mary Lou”.
FREDDIE MERCURY – Messenger Of The Gods: The Singles – 7″ – Limited Coloured 7″ Vinyl Boxset - Fittingly released on Mercury Records, this box set brings together all 13 of Freddie’s solo singles on individually coloured vinyl.
BLACKPINK – Blackpink – LP – Pink Vinyl €22.99 - BlackPink have over 2.1 billion streams and over 17 million TikTok followers. 75th most listened to the artist in the world on Spotify.
PALADIN – Charge! – LP – 180g Limited Silver Coloured Vinyl €24.99 - a hard rocking extravaganza. In later years, Charge’s reputation among prog rock fans soared.
CUBY + BLIZZARDS – Trippin’ Thru’ A Midnight Blues – LP – 180g Transparent Blue Vinyl €24.99 - Cuby + Blizzards was a Dutch blues band founded by vocalist Harry Muskee and guitarist Eelco Gelling. Released in 1968, their 4th album “Trippin’ Thru’ A Midnight Blues” features swinging rock and straight blues songs
PINK FAIRIES – NeverNeverLand (50th Anniversary Edition) – LP – 180g Vinyl €24.99 - Debut release from the proto-Punk / Space Rock protaganists, originally released in 1971 and here remastered and featuring bonus tracks and previously unreleased material.
STATUS QUO – Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo – LP – 180g Vinyl €24.99 - 1968. Debut LP Reissue.
JOE HENDERSON – Page One (Remastered) – LP – 180g Vinyl €23.99 - Dazzling performances by pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Butch Warren, and drummer Pete La Roca further elevate this album making it one of the crown jewels of the Blue Note catalog.
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY – Somethin’ Else – LP – 180g Vinyl €23.99 - from the breathtaking performance of “Autumn Leaves” that opens the album to the thrilling call-and-response theme of the title track. Pianist Hank Jones, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Art Blakey round out the quintet on this timeless classic.
GEORGE RUSSELL – New York, NY (Verve’s Acoustic Sounds Series) – LP – 180g Vinyl €31.99 - Decca classic New York, N.Y., is a high point of leading jazz composer/arranger George Russell, an early advocate for Modal Jazz & Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Org. conceptualizer, his all-star orchestra includes John Coltrane, collaborator Bill Evans, Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer, Milt Hinton and Jon Hendricks.
LON MOSHE AND SOUTHERN FREEDOM ARKESTRA - Love Is Where The Spirit Lies - 2LP - Vinyl €25.99 - Strut present the first ever international reissue of one of the most sought-after albums from the Black Fire catalogue
TAMIL ROGEON – Son Of Nyx – LP – Vinyl €23.99 - Melbourne-based violist / violinist and orchestral composer, Tamil Rogeon, returns to his jazz roots on his soaring and celestial new album
MARCOS RESENDE AND INDEX – Marcos Resende And Index – LP – Vinyl €26.99 - Far Out Recordings is immensely proud to present their previously unreleased self-titled debut album from 1976, contributing a crucial missing work from the glory days of progressive Brazilian instrumental music.
LOUIS PRIMA – Just A Gigolo – LP – Vinyl €16.99 - Collection Of Classic Tracks From American Trumpeter And Band Leader Louis Prima
SOUL & FUNK
THE HELIOCENTRICS – From The Deep – LP – Vinyl €€27.99 - Full on psychedelic-funk songs first heard on Gaslamp Killer’s Helio X Gle EP.
DENISE JOHNSON – Where Does It Go – LP – Vinyl €23.99 - Simply vocals and acoustic guitar, Denise Johnson’s debut solo album Where Does It Go is a very Mancunian affair. Recorded ‘as live’ in Ancoats with Thomas Twemlow on acoustic guitar, she covers iconic songs that mean something to her from Manchester bands including New Order, The Smiths, and 10cc, as well as her own compositions
BLACK HEAT – Black Heat – LP – 180g Vinyl €22.99 - Released in The Golden Age of Soul, the album is filled with hard-driving, meaningful songs that truly pack a groovy punch.
EARTH, WIND & FIRE – Spirit – LP – 180g Flaming Coloured Vinyl €24.99 - Spirit is the seventh studio album by Earth, Wind and Fire, released 45 years ago, in, 1976 by Columbia Records. The album rose to No. 2 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Soul Albums charts. sac Hayes called Spirit one of Earth, Wind and Fire’s five essential recordings.
MUCHOS PLUS – Nassau’s Discos – 12″ – Vinyl €14.99 - Kalita release the first ever official reissue of Muchos Plus’s highly sought-after 1979 12” reggae disco masterpiece ‘Nassau’s Discos’! Over forty years after initial release, and long the envy of collectors, DJs and dance music connoisseurs, the time is now right to share the music and the group’s story once more.
AL “MAN” MUNTZIE AND THE EMBRACEABLES – Die Happy – 7″ – Indies Only Red Vinyl - The record has a cross- over vibe as it sits beautifully between modern soul, funk, and proto-disco.
RAP & HIP-HOP
SLOWTHAI – Tyron – 2LP – Indies Only Clear Vinyl €25.99 / Black Vinyl €20.99 - Tyron is a tale of two halves exposing human complexity. Just as with the narrative of his own life, there are always two sides to every story. Side one re-introduces us to the classic hubris, machismo, and braggadocio typical of rap music. Side two takes what you thought you knew about Slowthai and flips on its head.
CZARFACE – Inspectah Deck, 7l And Esoteric – 2LP – Vinyl €26.99 - Czarface brings an army with it — consider the star-studded guest list which includes Roc Marciano, Action Bronson, Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks) Oh No (Gangrene) Mr. MFN eXquire and Deck's fellow Wu-Tang Clansmen Ghostface Killah and Cappadonna. Aside from one track blessed by the almighty DJ Premier, production on Czarface belongs exclusively to DJ 7L, who provides the musical backbone which holds the album together.
SPILLAGE VILLAGE & JID & EARTHGANG – Spilligion – LP – Splatter Vinyl €29.99 - Spilligion is the major label debut album by hip hop collective Spillage Village, JID and EarthGang. The collective consists of EarthGang, JID, Hollywood JB, Jurdan Bryant, Mereba, 6lack, and Benji.
EMMYLOU HARRIS – Red Dirt Girl – 2LP – Translucent Red Vinyl €27.99 - Emmylou Harris’s first Nonesuch recording, Red Dirt Girl, was released in September 2000, and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album of the year. It was her first solo studio recording since 1995’s Wrecking Ball. Dave Matthews sings a duet with Harris on the album, and Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, and Patty Griffin also contribute vocals.
LORETTA LYNN – Coal Miner’s Daughter (50th Anniversary Reissue) – LP – 180g Vinyl €20.99 - 2021 celebrates the 50th Anniversary of this landmark album.
BILL STONE – Stone – LP – Vinyl €31.99 - ust when you thought every loner folk genius had been outed / discovered, hyped and pontificated about, a new / old challenger lurks in the murky depths of time…and Maine. Sure, you have your Skip Spences, Dave Bixbys, Stone Harbours, and Perry Leopolds already, but have you heard the lonesome sound of Bill Stone?
HOWLIN' WOLF / MUDDY WATERS / BO DIDDLEY - The Super Super Blues Band - LP - Blue Vinyl €25.99 - 1967 Historic recording of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Water & Bo Diddley together in the chess studios.
ALOSTMEN – Kologo – LP – Vinyl €23.99 - Strut present the brand new album from Alostmen, led by Stevo Atambire, a band at the forefront of kologo music in Ghana. Featured artists include Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, Yaa Pono, Medikal and Villy
T. P. ORCHESTRE POLY RYTHMO DE COTONOU - Unite Africaine - LP - Vinyl €26.99 - Two monumental full-side tracks from a pair of late 70s Orchestre Poly-Rythmo albums, Unité Africane isn’t exactly a compilation, more a combination of the standouts at a time when the band was at the peak of its powers. Originally released in 1977, the title track is an infectious Afro-Latin workout that is interwoven with driving horn stabs by master trumpet player Tidiani Kone. Unité Africaine was recorded over the Nigerian border at the state- of-the-art EMI Studios in Lagos, yielding majestic sonic results.
ELECTRONIC / DANCE
JOHN CARPENTER – John Carpenter’s Lost Themes III – LP – Limited Red Vinyl €23.99 - Underpinning Carpenter’s renaissance as a musician has been his collaboration with Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. They’ve composed and performed as a trio throughout this entire run, on studio albums, on soundtracks, and onstage. Here, the trio reaches a new level of creative mind meld. Richly rendered worlds are built in the interplay between Davies’s guitar and the dueling synthesizers played by the Carpenters.
CHRISTIAN LOFFLER – Parallels: Shellac Reworks – 2LP – Vinyl €27.99 - With his mix of techno, ambient and acoustic music, DJ / Producer Christian Löffler takes a unique and successful space within the electronic music landscape. Christian Löffler reworks music by luminaries of the classical world as part of Deutsche Grammophon initiative The Shellac Project.
BLACK SABBATH – VOL.4 – 5LP – Super Deluxe Edition With Hardback Book & Poster €133.99 / 4cd €102.99 - This set includes: Original album from 1972 remastered, Outtakes (newly mixed by Steven Wilson), Alternative takes, false-starts and studio dialogue, Live in the UK 1973, a complete show from the Vol. 4 tour. The 4CD box set includes a 60-page hardback book, the 5LP box set includes a 40-page case bound book Both include a band poster.
THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Death By Rock And Roll – 2LP – Vinyl €30.99 -Rock ‘n’ roll is a religion. It’s a commitment to an ideal, a belief system. The lifestyle and trappings may appear to be glamorous and romantic, but the road isn’t easy. It requires staying power and an enormous amount of faith. The Pretty Reckless are truly a rock and roll band.
PUNK & HARDCORE
THE WIPERS – Over The Edge – LP – Vinyl €25.99 - Vinyl LP Reissue. The bleak, hard-driven third LP by the Wipers (originally released in 1983) offers Greg Sage at his most chased and breathless, lashing out with sharp staccato notes as if melody were his only defense.
DISCO ZOMBIES - South London Stinks - 2LP - Pink & Green Vinyl €27.99 - Coming out of Leicester in 1977 before locating in South London in the late 70s, The Disco Zombies were typical of the “DIY” bands championed by DJ John Peel. 20 Track Compilation.
CRASS – Normal Never Was IV – 12″ – Blue Vinyl €14.99 - As part of their ambitious The Feeding of the Five Thousand Remix Project, punk pioneers Crass return with another exclusive coloured 12” single featuring remixes by industrialists Test Dept and LA based artist Maral.
SLIMY MEMBER – Ugly Songs For Ugly People – LP – Vinyl €18.99 - hought you’d missed out on the chance to scoop up one of the best punk albums of 2017? Luckily for you, here’s another opportunity – the debut album from Dallas’ own Slimy Member is back in print.