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NEW RELEASES 17.07.20

by Adrian Walshe on Jul 16, 2020

NEW RELEASES 17.07.20

Bob Dylan - Rough & Rowdy Ways - 2LP €24.99 / LTD €28.99 (COLUMBIA)- Limited Olive Green Vinyl - Rough and Rowdy Ways is Bob Dylan’s first album of original material in 8 years and his first since becoming the only songwriter to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 2016. Its 10 tracks include the three new songs released this spring: the album’s lead-off track, I Contain Multitudes, the nearly 17-minute epic Murder Most Foul and False Prophet.

JARV IS… - Beyond The Pale - LP €28.99 / CD €12.99 (Rough Trade) - Limited Orange Vinyl - Debut album from Jarvis Cocker’s exciting new project, conceived as a way of writing songs in collaboration with an audience. Live recordings are augmented with overdubs to create what the band call an “alive” album.JARV IS… a band featuring Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar, percussion), Serafina Steer (harp, keyboards, vocals), Emma Smith (violin, guitar vocals), Andrew McKinney (bass, vocals), Jason Buckle (synthesiser & electronic treatments) & Adam Betts (drums, percussion, vocals).

ProtoMartyr - Ultimate Success Today - LP €23.99 / CD €12.99 (Domino Records) - Limited Transparent Blue Vinyl - Protomartyr release their fifth album, Ultimate Success Today, on Domino. Following the release of Relatives In Descent, the band’s critically acclaimed headlong dive into the morass of American life in 2017, Ultimate Success Today continues to further expand the possibilities of what a Protomartyr album can sound like.

Lianne La Havas - Lianne La Havas - LP €20.99 / LTD €22.99 (Warner) - Limited Green Vinyl - Lianne’s third album and her first in five years and is an album of startling beauty and insight. Its sunbaked sounds recall, in places, the Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist Milton Nascimento (on Seven Times). You might also hear the curveball chords of Joni Mitchell and Jaco Pastorious’s jazz explorations (Green Papaya), or the puttering drums and inviting warmth of golden-era Al Green (Read My Mind). And throughout the record, there’s a sense of empowerment that has its roots in the crisp ‘90s R&B of Destiny’s Child.

Dixie Chicks - GASLIGHTER -LP €21.99 / LTD €24.99 /CD €13.99- Limited Clear Vinyl - Gaslighter is the brilliant new album from the Dixie Chicks (the fifth studio album to be released by the band). It is their first new album since 2006’s Taking The Long Way which won five Grammy Awards including “Album Of The Year,” “Record Of the Year” and “Song Of The Year.”

Arca - KiCk i - LP €23.99 (XL Recordings) - Produced and recorded by Arca, KiCk i defines a new era of multiplex harmony for the Venezuelan artist, singer, DJ, performer and experimental music composer. With appearances from Björk, Rosalía, Shygirl and Sophie, this is the first time Arca has invited collaborators into her world, previously having lent her sound to some of the decades most avant-pop artists

Silverbacks - Fad - LP €20.99/CD €13.99 (Central Tones) -Limited Blue/Green Vinyl - Silverbacks are a 5-piece band from Dublin, Ireland. Taking their cues from the taut rhythms and urgent drive of late 70s punk and the discordant, unpredictable freak-outs of NYC no wave, they craft a signature sound spiked with triple guitar riffs, a motorik rhythm section and on-the-pulse lyrics.

VA / Soul Jazz Records Presents - KALEIDOSCOPE - New Spirits Known and Unknown - 3LP+7"€34.99 / CD €15.99 (Soul Jazz Records) - Limited Indies Only w/ Bonus 7" - Soul Jazz Records’ new album Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown brings together many of the ground-breaking artists involved in the new jazz scene that has developed in the UK over the last few years. Featured artists include Matthew Halsall, Yazmin Lacey, Ill Considered, Tenderlonious, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and many, many more in this ground-breaking release.

Various - Absolute Beginners: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - 2LP €26.99 (UMC) - A reissue collection of twenty-two original songs recorded for Julian Temple’s 1986 film Absolute Beginners. he soundtrack album boasts three songs by David Bowie (including the theme song, a 1986 number 2 single) that weren’t included on any of his studio albums. It also includes the Sade song Killer Blow, Ray Davies first solo single Quiet Life, and Riot City, an eight-and-a-half minute Jazz instrumental that marked a first solo outing for Jerry Dammers. All three tracks are unavailable elsewhere. In addition there is an extended version of The Style Council single Have You Ever Had It Blue? also unique to this album.

Yaeji - What We Drew ¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿ - LP €19.99 (XL Recordings) - Yellow Vinyl - Produced entirely by Yaeji over the course of two years, she started writing the music for What We Drew with no specific narrative in mind, each track becoming a snippet of her life, a look into her diary. This total sense of freedom in her newly-built design and recording studio in Brooklyn allowed her to draw on a wide range of sounds, including the Korean indie rock and electronica that she listened to as a teenager in Seoul, and late ’90s and early 2000s hip hop and R&B she grew up listening to.

No Age - Goons Be Gone - LP €22.99 (Drag City) - No Age’s number 2 record for Drag City, kicks into gear, takes you out west and gets some dirt on it, with what’s possible their most honed in and direct record yet.

Ellie Goulding - Brightest Blue - 2LP €33.99 / CD €13.99 (Polydor) - Global superstar Ellie Goulding releases her highly anticipated fourth studio album Brightest Blue. It include a number of recent releases alongside a plethora of new songs, with the album being set in two parts, Brightest Blue (executively produced by Ellie Goulding and Joe Kearns) and EG.0 respectively. Across the two halves Ellie enlisted a number of writers and producers to help create the finished product, including the likes of Tobias Jesso Jr., Starsmith, ILYA, serpentwithfeet, Patrick Wimberly (of Chairlift) and Jim Eliot amongst others.

Joy Division - Closer (40th Anniversary) - LP€24.99 (Warner) - Limited to 1000 on Crystal Clear Vinyl - Closer, the group's second and final album arrived the year after their debut in July 1980 on Factory Records, following Ian Curtis' death two months earlier. Its dark and melancholy tones earned rave reviews for songs like Isolation and Heart and Soul. Closer, like 'Unknown Pleasures' was produced by Martin Hannett.

Since the demise of Factory records, these single has never been repressed or reissued before and are cut on 180 Gram vinyl, featuring the original artwork with an embossed sleeve and a 2020 remaster.

Joy Division - Atmosphere - 12" €12.99 (Warner)

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart - 12" €12.99 (Warner)

Joy Division - Transmission - 12" €12.99 (Warner)

The Bobby Lees - Skin Suit - LP €25.99 (ALIVE RECORDS) - The Bobby Lees are a young bone-shaking Garage Rock band out of Woodstock NY. Their new record 'Skin Suit' is produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion, and mixes classic garage-punk hits with raw and emotive storytelling.

Black Midi - Sweater/7-eleven - 12" €10.99 (RoughTrade) - black midi return with a new 12” featuring Sweater and 7-eleven. Both tracks were recorded with Speedy Wunderground’s DanCarey during the same period that resulted in Schlagenheim, and Sweater was the last of the tracks recorded during those sessions. Sweater opens with minimalistic instrumentation before bursting with turbulent guitar and percussion. Available for the first time on 12”.

Ditz - 5 Songs - 12" €11.99 (ALCOPOP) - The collection will be Ditz's first physical record and also includes previously-released singles 'Seeking Arrangement' (Permanent Creeps), 'Gayboy' and 'Total 90', as well as their limited edition cover of Peaches hit single 'Fuck The Pain Away', previously only released on a decomposing peach

Bing & Ruth - Species - 2LP €28.99 (4AD) - Bing and Ruth, the ever-evolving project helmed by New York composer David Moore, release a new album.While on a surface level, Species is an exploration of the sonic possibilities of the Farfisa organ, aided only by a clarinet and double bass (played respectively by founding members Jeremy Viner and Jeff Ratner), the title Species is a nod to both humanity and humility – a devotion to the godly intuition with which we are all endowed, and the humbleness required of us to perceive it. It’s also about suspended time and trance; not just a steady movement from A to B, but as something that flows, meanders and eddies, like water.

Jens Lekman & Annika Norlin - CORRESPONDENCE - 2LP €26.99 (Secretly Canadian) - After completing his previous projects Postcards (where he wrote 52 songs in 52 weeks) and Ghostwriting (where he offered his songwriting to tell other peoples stories), Jens Lekman came up with a new idea. He asked fellow Swedish songwriter Annika Norlin (Hello Saferide!) to join him. The idea was that throughout the year of 2018, the two of them would correspond through music. Each month, one of them would write a song and the next month, the other one would reply

Pretenders - Hate for Sale - LP€20.99 / CD €12.99 (BMG) - Hate For Sale, produced by the revered Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur), is the latest studio album by The Pretenders via BMG. The album features 10 new songs written collaboratively by Chrissie Hynde and the electrifyingly dynamic guitarist James Walbourne, in what is the first Hynde/Walbourne song writing collaboration to date.

Laraaji - Sun Piano - LP €23.99 (All Saints Records) - Spiritual keyboard improvisations performed by Laraaji and recorded in a Brooklyn Church by Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs, Mary Lattimore).​ Sun Piano​ finds Laraaji fulfilling a lifelong ambition to return to his first instrument, learnt whilst growing up in 1950s New Jersey. A departure from his FX-soaked cosmic zither jams, these elegant miniatures nevertheless reveal enough personality and inner light to be clearly identifiable as ‘Laraaji Music’.

Giant Sand - Ramp - LP €24.99 (Fire Records) - Limited Edition w/ Bonus Record - A Deluxe remastered edition of Giant Sand’s 1991 album Ramp with a second disc featuring the Mad Dog sessions from earlier that same year. Featuring piano lounge music for an off-world colony interrupted by an onslaught of guitar when needed, it’s light and dark and the better for it, a musical journey on a road less travelled.

The Texas Gentlemen - Floor It!!! - LP €26.99 (New West Records) - Limited Tricolour Vinyl - Pop on Floor It!!!, the new and second full-length effort from the Texas Gentlemen, and prepare your eardrums to be hit with everything from woozy, brass-fueled Dixieland-style jazz (Veal Cutlass), to slinky, chicken-scratch country funk (Bare Maximum) to lushly orchestrated pop-soul balladry (Ain’t Nothin’ New) - and that’s all in just the first 10 minutes of play time.

The Go-Go's - Greatest - LP €20.99 (UMC) - Greatest is a 1990 compilation. The record, which represents the first best-of album by the Go-Go's, includes most of the hits and stand-out tracks from the band's first three studio albums, 1981 Beauty and the Beat, 1982 Vacation, and 1984 Talk Show.

The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat - LP €20.99 (UMC) - Beauty and the Beat is the debut album from Californian new wave band the Go-Go's. Released in 1981 on the I.R.S. Records label, the album was preceded by the single and signature song "We Got the Beat", which became a club hit in Europe and, later, the United States. . Critically acclaimed, it has been described as one of the "cornerstone albums of American new wave".

Fall Out Boy - Believer's Never Die - Greatest Hits - 2LP €27.99 (Virgin) - The first greatest hits album by Fall Out Boy. Released on November 17, 2009 in the United States by Island Records, it contains all of the songs the band had released as singles to that point in their career, in chronological order, as well as two new songs and two rarities.

Kip Moore - Wild World - LP €20.99 (Snakefarm Records) - Kip Moore navigates the search to find a place and purpose with his highly-anticipated fourth studio album Wild World. Co-writing all but one track, and self-producing the entire 13-song collection, the weathered heartland-rock sound Moore has embraced on previous efforts gets its emotional volume pumped up. The result includes a few quirks – but that just gives Wild World the character he values so much.

Marvin Gaye - Every Great Motown Hit - LP €20.99 (Motown) - Reissue of a classic collection, in time for Black History Month, summer fun.

Marvin Gaye - His Classic Duets - LP 20.99 (Motown) - A new collection, based on an original Motown comp – this time with more tracks!

Paris Green, Featuring Marvin Gaye – Oh Yes – 12″ €11.99 – This has all the hallmarks of a dance classic and one we should be really excited about. The vocal used on the track is indeed that of music legend Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.

Massive Wagons - House Of Noise - LP €24.99 (Earache) - Limited Yellow Vinyl - 12 tracks of quintessentially British Hard Rock N Roll and a live energy that is impossible not to get swept up in - mainly thanks to singer Baz Mills’ mesmerising, animated and infectious showmanship and the bands’ musical muscle.

Queen - Complete Studio Collection - 18LP Boxset €454.99 - Limited Coloured Vinyl - Sold Out

Caroline Polachek - Pang - LP €20.99 (Perpetual Novice) - Pang marks the beginning of a new chapter. It is the most ambitious, hardcore and beautiful album of her career to date. With her signature 'organic autotune' and liquid lyricism finally center stage, the record positions her firmly as one of the most singular and captivating singers of a generation

Diet Cig - Do You Wonder About Me? - LP €19.99 () - Limited Baby Pink Vinyl - Do You Wonder About Me? Is the follow-up to 2017’s Swear I’m Good At This. The new record marks a more intentional, self-assured Diet Cig; not only in Luciano’s radically intimate, acerbic lyrics, but in the duo’s sound as well. Luciano and Bowman moved to Richmond, VA in the summer of 2017 as a place to “hide out and make music,” and it was there that they wrote Do You Wonder About Me?, Diet Cig’s ode to growing up.

DNGDNGDNG - CONTINENTES PERDIDOS - 12" €13.99 (On The Corner) - Their work explores the rhythms from Peru and other parts of the world, recreating them electronically by mixing new and old, analog and digital, to create a unique sound and visuals. Their musical explorations go from psychedelic cumbia to dub, from salsa to footwork, from tribal to techno. Their visual and sound palette continues to grow and add new flavours to this melting pot.

ONENESS OF JUJU - AFRICAN RHYTHMS 1970-1982 - 3LP €29.99 (STRUT) - Strut kick off a brand new deal with the seminal independent black jazz and soul label Black Fire with African Rhythms 1970-1982, a comprehensive 3LP compilation of Oneness Of Juju, led by Plunky J. Branch.

SITI MUHARAM - SITI OF UNGUJA - LP €21.99 (On The Corner) - Siti Of Unguja tells the story of pioneering women, of the "golden voice" of Siti Muharam, heiress to the singular legacy of her great grandmother, the mother of taarab, Siti Binti Saad. Siti Muharam's golden voice carries the poetry and invents a timeless passion. It is Muharam's deep humility and love that brings the spirit of these two women together

THE BLINDERS - FANTASIES OF A STAY AT HOME PSYCHOPATH - LP €23.99 ( - Limited Clear Edition - The follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album, Columbia, released in 2018, the album explores existential despair, mental health and society’s ills in a time of planetary crisis, and is both a riposte to, and commentary on, the rise of populist ideology. Delivering a blistering collection of powerful tracks, Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath is imbued with the visceral energy of IDLES, the twisted melodies of solo-era Lennon and the darkness of the Bad Seeds.

ZARA MCFARLANE - SONGS OF AN UNKNOWN TONGUE - LP €21.99 (Brownswood Recordings) - Brownswood bang on target again with Zara McFarlane’s, Songs of an Unknown Tongue, a masterful work that underlines her continuous growth as an artist. Zara’s fourth studio album pushes the boundaries of jazz adjacent music via an exploration into the folk and spiritual traditions of her ancestral motherland, Jamaica.

Crack Cloud - Pain Olympics - LP €24.99 (TIN ANGEL) - Canadian post-punk band and mixed media collective from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dion - Blues With Friends - LP €28.99 (KTBA RECORDS) - ew album from the lead singer of the famous doo-wop group, Dion and The Belmonts (Runaround Sue, The Wanderer). The album features an all-star line-up including; Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Billy Gibbons, Joe Bonamassa, Brian Setzer, Stevie Van Zandt and more. Bob Dylan wrote the liner notes in the packaging.

The Lawrence Arms - Skeleton Coast - LP €24.99 (Epitaph) - American punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999.

Strike Anywhere - Change Is A Sound - LP €24.99 (Epitaph) - Strike Anywhere blend the sounds of fast melodic punk rock with a taste of that classic hardcore edge. The band musicianship is outstanding and has catchy and thought-provoking lyrics. Change Is a Sound is the debut album originally released in 2001. The album's lyrics explore such themes as women's rights (Chalkline), and police brutality (Sunset on 32nd Street).

Strike Anywhere - Exit English - LP €24.99 (Epitaph) - Exit English is the second album by Strike Anywhere originally released in 2003. The track Blaze features vocalist Thomas Barnett quoting lines from Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem The Masque of Anarchy.

Anaal Nathrakh - In the Constellation of the Black Widow - LP €24.99 (Candlelight) - Grey/Green marble 140g vinyl - What Anaal Nathrakh have done here is manage to craft some of the most brutal and crushing death / black / grind (or whatever you want to call it) while still making each song uncannily easy to listen to. Underneath riff after riff of down tuned and distorted guitars lies a thick layer of melodies which always manage to come to forefront, even when the rest of the music is at its absolutely heaviest. Clean vocals ring through the inhuman shrieks and deep growls to create an epic atmoshpere.

Anaal Nathrakh - Passion - LP €24.99 (Candlelight) - Red/White swirl mix 140g vinyl. - The sixth album from Birmingham’s own Anaal Nathrakh, re-released on Red / White swirl mix 140g vinyl. Intended in the most scourging sense of the word, Passion is an encoded vision of agony; desolation taken as the inspiration for incalculable rage. This is only abetted by contributions of twisted misanthropy from Rainer Landfermann (Pavor, Bethlehem), Alan Dubin (Khanate, Gnaw etc) and the utter blackness of gnaw their tongues. Glorying in their pyrrhic epiphanies, Anaal Nathrakh have developed a deeper understanding of horror and Passion is the focused, distilled and above all bleakly triumphant result.

Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas - LP €24.99 (Candlelight) - White, Black/Green mix 140g vinyl - Masters of the lethal musical arts, with each album their unholy fusion of blackened fury, grinding filth, and industrial-strength death metal power is re-tooled and reworked to further plumb the depths of humanity.

Destruction - Born To Thrash (Live In German) - 2LP €25.99 / CD €12.99

The Bushmen - The Bushmen - LP €32.99 (SUNDAZED RECORDS) - Unearthed Garage Glory! You can't get much closer to the raw, beating heart of garage rock than this. The Bushmen at Fresno, California's Rainbow Ballroom in 1965 were a quintessential explosion of teenage hormones, primal rock 'n' roll, and absolute abandon. Their short-lived garage assault never brought the group into a recording studio; the reel of these 9 cuts encompasses the only known evidence of their reign, and we can all be forever thankful for its discovery!

Voz Di Sanicolau - Fundo De Mar Palina - 10"LP €29.99 (ANALOG AFRICA) - In 1976, seven Cabo Verdean musicians going by the name Voz Di Sanicolau gathered in a small recording studio in Rotterdam where they laid down an album of fearsome coladeira songs inspired by the music of their home island of Sao Nicolau. The album took only a few days to record, which may explain the unexpected urgency that fires each track. Treble-soaked electric guitar lines snake back and forth through percussion-and-cavaquinho driven rhythms rooted in the sound of the islands established by the previous generation of Cabo Verdean emigres; subtle keyboards wash through the background, and the vocals, traded between Joana Do Rosario and To-Ze, alternately push the music forward and soar above it. The resulting album is both deeply felt and fiercely executed, and in its grooves one hears the sound of some of the finest Cabo Verdean musicians of their era locked in complete unity of purpose.

Tadao Sawai & Kazue Sawai & Hozan Yamamoto & Sadanori Nakam - Jazz Rock - LP €24.99 (Mr.Bongo) - Originally released in 1973, the record sounds simultaneously vintage and contemporary. hough entering into jazz territory and featuring some distorted guitar, 'Jazz Rock' is more a beautiful marriage of funky breakbeat drumming and spiritual jazz instrumentation, combined with traditional Min'y 333; music performed on the koto and shakuhachi.

Jimmy Heath - Love Letter - LP €27.99 (Verve) - Love Letter, Jimmy Heath’s stunningly elegant last testament, is the legendary saxophonists beautiful take on seminal ballads, including songs written by Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, and Kenny Dorham in addition to original material.

ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS - JUST COOLIN' -LP €23.99 (BLUE NOTE) - Blue Note Records release Just Coolin’, a never-before-released studio album by Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers that was recorded on March 8, 1959 in Rudy Van Gelder's living room studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. The session featured a short-lived line-up of The Jazz Messengers with drummer Art Blakey, trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt.

Poppy Ajudha, Skinny Pelembe - 'When Am I Gonna Lose You (Overcoats Version) / When Am I Gonna Lose You (Local Natives Version) - 7" €11.99 (Decca) - Another Jazz cover from the Blue Note Re-Imagined project. Poppy Ajudha brings to life a new version of Herbie Hancock’s track Watermelon Man. On the flip Skinny Pelembe tackles Andrew Hill’s track Illusion.

VARIOUS - Origins of Jungle - 2LP €25.99 (Ministry Of Sound) - This double LP set from Ministry Of Sound's 'Origins' series charts a selection of pioneering records responsible for shaping the sound of modern day dance music. Key artists that influenced the jungle sound are featured here, including Goldie, M-Beat feat. General Levy, Roni Size and Reprazent, Adam F, Conquering Lion, The Ganja Kru, Urban Shakedown feat. D.BO General, Aladdin feat. Aphrodite, Nasty Habits, Noise Factory, Aphrodite and Mickey Finn.

VARIOUS - Origins of Disco - 2LP €25.99 (Ministry Of Sound) - This release takes us back to where it all began, with the sound of 1970's disco emerging from the US club scene. A 17 track double album featuring classics from Candi Staton, Barry White, Donna Summer, The O'Jays, Diana Ross, The Jacksons, Lipps Inc and more.

Various - Ibiza 2020 - LP 24.99 (Front Of House Recordings) - The hugely popular #Ibiza compilation series returns with its fourth instalment, #Ibiza 2020. The album brings together tracks from some of the world’s biggest names in dance music, including house anthems from Camelphat, Regard, Todd Terry and Mark Knight. The collection also presents the hottest breakout tracks set to grace the island this year, including recent Beatport number 1s and Upfront Club Chart hits from Saison, Crazibiza and StoneBridge.

LETTUCE - Resonate - 2LP €20.99 (Round Hill Records) - As the follow up to their 2019 Grammy Award- nominated album Elevate, genre-defying funk-jazz-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic-jam-rock-experimental music titans Lettuce have released their seventh studio album.Resonate finds the acclaimed six-piece once again breaking rules, pushing boundaries and uplifting spirits

KUTIMAN - Wachaga - LP €24.99 (Siyal Music) - Limited to 300 on Splatter Vinyl - New eagerly awaited LP from the maverick Kutiman, based on field recordings he made in Tanzania of local musicians, then manipulated, layered and expanded in his home studio. A one of a kind opportunity for a musical trip to the motherland, through the eyes, ears and heart of one of the most fascinating and adventurous musicians in contemporary music.