NEW RELEASES 19.06.20
by Adrian Walshe on Jun 18, 2020
NEIL YOUNG - Homegrown -LP €23.99 (Reprise) -RSD Limited Edition w/Print - Homegrown is an unreleased acoustic album by Neil Young from 1974-1975. Young originally recorded Homegrown at a time his career when new songs were coming to him at an incredible pace, many of them inspired by his painful split with girlfriend Carrie Snodgress. A record that has been hidden for decades. Too personal and revealing to expose in the freshness of those times…The unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time, Homegrown is finally released.
NEIL YOUNG - Homegrown -LP €20.99 (Reprise)
BOB DYLAN - Rough and Rowdy Ways - CD €13.99 (Columbia) - Vinyl released July 17th preorder here - 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.
DAVID BOWIE - Space Oddity -LP €37.99 (Parlophone) -Limited Edition Picture Disc - A very special limited picture disc version of the 1972 edition of the David Bowie album retitled as Space Oddity. The picture disc features the iconic Ziggy Stardust era artwork and comes with a replica of the poster which was part of the package at the time.
DERMOT KENNEDY - Lost In the Soft Light EP - 12" €11.99 (Island) - Limited Edition Clear Vinyl - The EP is a selection of live, re-worked versions of tracks from his debut album Without Fear, which landed at the top of the UK album chart in October last year. The collection, complete with visual performances dubbed the ‘Lost in the Soft Light Sessions’, includes platinum selling top 10 single Outnumbered, and live favourites All My Friends and The Corner. Each song is stripped back and raw, highlighting Kennedy’s unique, gripping vocals that have captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands in live performances globally over the last few years.
PHOEBE BRIDGERS - Punisher - LP €26.99 (Dead Oceans) - Limited Blue Green Swirl - Phoebe Bridgers doesn’t write love songs as much as songs about the impact love can have on our lives, personalities, and priorities. Punisher, her fourth release and second solo album, is concerned with that subject. To say she writes about heartbreak is to undersell her blue wisdom, to say she writes about pain erases all the strange joy her music emanates. The arrival of Punisher cements Phoebe Bridgers as one of the most clever, tender and prolific songwriters of our era.
RON SEXSMITH - Hermitage - LP €26.99 (Cooking Vinyl) -Limited Pink Vinyl - Canadian songwriting hero Ron Sexsmith comes back into our lives with a new album on Cooking Vinyl. Ron worked with producer Don Kerr to create this album; the two set up in Ron’s living room to record where Ron played all the instruments for the album, with the exception of the drums. The result is the songwriter’s most self-assured collection, still charmingly subtle yet increasingly full of musical vigor.
WIRE - 10.20 - LP €20.99 (PinkFlag) - A glimpse into Wire’s working practises. When Wire play live there are different 3 classes of pieces that are performed, new songs, old songs and “new old” songs. The latter often involves taking something that existed on a previous release and re-working it, very often evolving a stage highlight from it. There are also pieces that have never seen a major release but for some reason never fitted on an album. The best of these ideas have been recorded in 2 sessions - one relating to Red Barked Tree but recorded in 2010 and another relating to Wire’s latest album Mind Hive released in 2020. Incidentally celebrating the decade Matt Simms has been with the band, the album divides in to two halves - the 2010 side and the 2020 side - hence the title.
THE NATIONAL - High Violet (Expanded Edition) - 3LP €44.99 (4AD) - Numbered. Tri-Fold Foil-Blocked Sleeve with Belly Band on White / Purple / Violet vinyl - The National release a 10-year anniversary expanded edition of their 2010 album High Violet.. Originally released in May 2010, the critically acclaimed fifth studio album features the now-classics Terrible Love, Bloodbuzz Ohio, England, and perennial show closer, Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks. In addition to the 10 original tracks, the triple LP package includes a third LP which includes tracks never before available on vinyl, including Wake Up Your Saints, an alternate version of Terrible Love, Walk Off and more.
JENNIFER TOUCH - Behind the Wall - LP €22.99 (FatCat Records) - Limited Translucent Red Vinyl - Equally at home on and off the dancefloor, it’s wave-kissed dreariness dripping with cold sensuality is both vibrant and brooding. Showcasing her unique sound in the saturated world of electronica, Touch successfully draws from electropop and disco influences, combining 80’s vintage synths with industrial soundscapes, delivered with a visceral post-punk snarl.
DARKSTAR - Civic Jams - LP" €21.99 (WARP) - Darkstar announce their fourth album Civic Jams on Warp. On their most personal record to date, Darkstar counterbalance observations of their home with those of the community surrounding it. Civic Jams is a photonegative of a dance record shaped by a dialogue between shoegaze atmospherics and UK bass music’s ‘hardcore continuum’.
LAMB OF GOD - Lamb Of God - LP €20.99 (Nuclear Blast) - A true collaboration between all members of the band, Lamb of God’s eighth studio album is an amalgam of each individual’s contributions, blended to create a singular style. Guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler fuel the album with a mountain of riffs, taking what Lamb of God are known for, and unbelievably, upping the ante to new levels.
LAMB OF GOD - Lamb Of God - LP/CD boxset €43.99 (Nuclear Blast) -Limited Edition
MARK MORTON - Ether - LP €19.99 (Rise Records) - Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton returns in 2020 with his second solo oering, entitled Ether, a primarily acoustic five-song EP available now via Rise Records.
WHITESNAKE - The Rock Album -2LP €31.99 (Rhino) - Limited White Vinyl - a new collection that features revisited, remixed and remastered versions of the group’s best ROCK songs
ATAVIST - III: Absolution - 2LP €26.99 (Candlelight Records) - Limited clear Vinyl - Class A British Doom Metal from Atavist, their first new album in 13 years since the coveted II: Ruined. Headed by Winterfylleth frontman Chris Naughton. Four tracks of true gloom.
NEW FOUND GLORY - Forever And Ever x Infinity - LP €24.99 (Hopeless) - Limited Translucent Green Vinyl- Pop Punk legends New Found Glory return with their 9th studio album, Forever and Ever x Infinity. Harking back to the days of Nothing Gold Can Stay and the band's self titled album, the record is full of fast, punk laced drums and the most emo of lyrics revolving around the ups and downs of falling in love. For Fans Of: Blink 182, Yellowcard and Good Charlotte.
MJ COLE - MJ Cole Presents Madrugada - LP €22.99 (Decca) - Madrugada is the Spanish word for those strange, seductive hours before sunrise. A familiar stretch of time for the seasoned raver – and for MJ Cole. With MJ Cole presents Madrugada, he sets out to capture that special feeling with an album unlike anything he’s done before.
PEGGY LEE - Ultimate Peggy Lee - 2LP €27.99 (UMC) - As a salute to the music legend, and celebrating Peggy’s landmark 100th birthday, comes a brand new career-spanning collection, Ultimate Peggy Lee
JONI MITCHELL - Shine -LP €20.99 (UMC) - Shine is the 2007 album by Joni Mitchell. When released, it was the the singer-songwriter's first album of new songs in nine years, after 1998's Taming the Tiger. The album has a minimal feel, a sparseness that harks back to her early work and it also feels like the return of Joni the storyteller. Shine includes nine songs as well as a new version of mitchell's evergreen, Big Yellow Taxi.
PARCELS - Live Vol 1 - 2LP €25.99 (Because Music) - Following two EPs - Clockscaredet and Hideout -, Overnight, a celebrated single produced by Daft Punk and their brilliant self-titled debut album, Australian-born, Berlin-based Parcels release an in-studio live album.
VARIOUS - Cash Money: The Instrumentals - 2LP €27.99 (UMC) - Cash Money Records release the official collection of its most recognizable instrumental tracks entitled Cash Money: The Instrumentals on double 180-gram vinyl. Opening up the Cash Money Records vault, this marks the first time in years that many of these tracks have been made available on vinyl. The album boasts the instrumentals of some of the most iconic and successful songs in hip-hop history, spanning Juvenile’s Back That Azz Up to Stuntin’ Like My Daddy by Birdman and Lil Wayne and many more. Additionally, it features career-defining cuts by B.G., Mannie Fresh, Cash Money Millionaires, Hot Boys, and more.
NELLY - Country Grammar - 2LP €27.99 (UMC) - Country Grammar is the debut studio album by Nelly released on 27th June, 2000. The album introduced a unique St. Louis-Midwestern sound and was supported by four successful singles: Country Grammar (Hot Shit), E.I., Ride Wit Me and Batter Up. Country Grammar received positive reviews from critics praising Nelly’s vocal style and the album’s production.
LARRY YOUNG - Into Somethin' - LP €23.99 (Blue Note) - On 1964’s Into Somethin’—his first album for Blue Note—Larry Young made it abundantly clear that he had his own unique approach to the Hammond B-3 organ. Rather than the tried-and-true soul jazz sound so strongly identified with the instrument, Young explored more modal territory over the course of his six Blue Note albums including this tremendous session featuring tenor saxophonist Sam Rivers, guitarist Grant Green, and drummer Elvin Jones.
KENNY DORHAM - Trompeta Tocata -LP €23.99 (Blue Note) - Kenny Dorham’s 1964 album Trompeta Toccata would be the final album that the great underrated trumpeter and composer would record as a leader, and it stands as a fitting testament to his prodigious talent. The album featured a stellar quintet with Dorham and his frequent collaborator Joe Henderson on tenor saxophone along with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath.
ANDREW HILL - Smoke Stack - LP €23.99 (Blue Note) - On his second Blue Note album Smoke Stack (1963), pianist and composer Andrew Hill used an unusual line-up of two bassists (Richard Davis and Eddie Khan) along with the masterful Roy Haynes on drums. Blue Note founder Alfred Lion considered Hill to have as distinct and important a compositional voice as Thelonious Monk, and the seven Hill compositions that the quartet explore here contain all the rare beauty to be found in his music.
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER - Afro Blue - LP €24.99 (MR.Bongo) -'Afro Blue' features an exquisite collaboration of American and Japanese musicians, such as Cecil & Ron Bridgewater, Motohiko Hino and producer Takao Ishizuka. The result is a sublime deep soul-jazz masterpiece with timeless versions of 'People Make The World Go Round', 'Love From The Sun', and 'Afro Blue'. It is arguably one of the finest albums in its genre. This record has long been a sought-after item for DJs and collectors alike, so we are delighted to finally make this wonderful music from an understated great available to all.
HEIKKI SARMANTO SEXTET - Flowers In The Water - LP€22.99 (Svart) - Limited Edition - 50th Anniversary reissue of Heikki Sarmanto's first album from 1969, limited to only 500 copies. Featuring an all-star lineup of young luminaries of the budding Finnish jazz scene such as Juhani Aaltonen, Esa Pethman and Teppo Hauta-Aho.
AUGUSTUS PABLO - Rising Sun - LP €14.99 (Greensleeves) - The release of Rising Son in 1986 on Greensleeves began a new era for Augustus Pablo edging his Rockers revolution into the digital age. In his own words Rising uon “mix-up the vibes a little more” from steppers like Pipers of Zion, revival reggae African Frontline and the deep and heavy The Day Before The Riot
AUGUSTUS PABLO - Blowing With The Wind - LP €14.99 (Greensleeves) - Released on Greensleeves in 1990 to glowing reviews Blowing With The Wind went on to be Pablo’s most successful album since the seventies. The mix of nyahbinghi drumming and hardcore steppers was embraced big time by the new age sound-system culture bringing Pablo’s far east sound to a whole new audience
ULRICH SCHNAUSS - A Strangely Isolated Place - 2LP €26.99 (Scripted Realities) - The second of five albums, A Strangely Isolated Place was originally released in 2003. It is generally regarded as a landmark electronic music statement. Ulrich's long term AV collaborator Nat Urazmetova has re-imagined and refreshed the artwork
ULRICH SCHNAUSS - No Further Ahead Than Tomorrow - 2LP €26.99 (Scripted Realities) - The last of the five albums, No Further Ahead Than Tomorrow was originally released in 2016 and has been rerecorded and reworked as well as being remastered. It now sounds the way Ulrich had intended hence the change of title from Today to Tomorrow. Ulrich's long term AV collaborator Nat Urazmetova has reimagined and refreshed the artwork.
DENIECE CHANDLER - Wonder Love - LP €24.99 (Charly) - First ever release of Deniece Chandlers Toddlin Town album includes all of her Toddlin Town and subsidiary Lock 45rpm releases plus previously unreleased and bonus recordings
KENNELMUS - Folkstone Prism - LP €32.99 (Modern Harmonic) - Psycho-delic sonic oddity! The rarer than palm hair, 1971 unlikely and delicate blending of influences as diverse as the Chantays, Lee Hazlewood, Ennio Morricone, Quicksilver Messenger Service and the Electric Prunes, this private press sonic oddity features blistering instrumental cuts plus others with vocals just odd enough to fit with the psych-surf-garage instro assault!
OZRIC TENTACLES - Strangeitude ( 2020 Ed Wynne Remaster ) -LP €24.99 (KSCOPE) - One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UKs festival scene, the Ozrics layer ambient and ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves and psychedelic progressive rock. Its an open exploration of music and the soul.
STEVEN WILSON - Insurgentes -2LP €24.99 (KSCOPE) - The 2009 debut studio album from writer, producer & Porcupine Tree founder & member, Steven Wilson
DOJA KAT - Hot Pink - LP €24.99 (MinistryOf Sound ) - Limited Pink Vinyl - Amalaratna Dlamini, known as Doja Cat, drops her highly anticipated second full-length album Hot Pink.
FREE NATIONALS (ANDERSON PAAKS BAND) – Free Nationals – LP €24.99 (OBE /EMPIRE) – Limited Edition Gold Nugget Vinyl – Free Nationals are best known as Anderson Paak’s live band, until now. Band members Kelsey Gonzalez (Bass), Ron “Tnava” Avant (Keyboard/ Vocoder), Callum Connor (Drums) and José Rios (Guitar) have graced the stage at Coachella, opened for performers such as Beyoncé and completed World Tours alongside J.Cole, Bruno Mars – the list continues. Paying homage to the musical legends that paved the way before them; Free Nationals means The first people of America, Indigenous to the land before Columbus came. Staying Indigenous to the funk, Free Nationals pay tribute to inspirations such as Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Herbie Hancock and Al Green by incorporating musicianship while pioneering musical euphoria for a new generation. Features: Anderson .Paak, Mac Miller, Kali Uchis, JID, Chrionixx, Westside Gunn, Conway, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Syd, Benny Sings, T.I and more
JAMES HUNTER SIX - Brother Or Other / Never - 7" €8.99 - Another sure-shot single from top-tier tunesmiths, The James Hunter Six.
BUILT TO SPILL - Built To Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston - LP €23.99 (Enerst Jenning Record Co) - Limited Yellow Vinyl - In 2017 Built To Spill was invited to play a few shows as Daniel Johnston's back up band. This is what those rehearsals sounded like. 11 tracks of Johnston's fractured pop presented through the eyes of Built To Spill. The band recorded these songs in August 2018 as a trio with Dough Martsch, Jason Albertini and Steve Gere. Daniel Johnston sadly passed away in September of 2019 while this album was in the final stages of production.
BLACK DEVIL - The Last Cut is The Deepest - 12" €19.99 (Lo Recordings) -To follow the astonishing and final installment in the Black Devil story, it seemed fitting to ask two of the deepest and individual of producers to pay tribute to the Black Devil legacy. The result is a spectacularly immersive release.
BRAIDS - Shadow Offering - LP €25.99 (Secret City) - Limited Opaque Red - Braids have been taking the time and space necessary for little miracles to occur. Burrowed in their Montreal studio, the band has spent the better part of three years crafting Shadow Offering, their 4th album, via their new label home, Secret City.
DOZER -Madre De Dios -LP €26.99 - Limited Orange Vinyl
DOZER -In The Tail oF A Comet -LP €26.99 - Limited Red Vinyl
DOZER -Call It Cinspiracy -2LP €28.99 - Limited Green Vinyl
LACUNA COIL - Half Life - LP €24.99 -Limited White Vinyl
WINTER - Into The Darkness - 2LP Boxset €42.99 - Limited Expanded Edition