NEW RELEASES 25.09.20
by Adrian Walshe on Sep 24, 2020
IDLES – Ultra Mono – LP – Vinyl €20.99 / Limited Vortex Vinyl €22.99 / Deluxe 2LP €34.99 / CD €12.99 - lowing Brutalism (2017) and Joy as an Act of Resistance (2018), two releases that garnered global critical acclaim, IDLES return with their highly anticipated third album – Ultra Mono. Sonically constructed to capture the feeling of a hip-hop record (including production contribution from Kenny Beats), the album doubles down on the vitriolic sneer and blunt social commentary of their past work. Not far beneath the surface of their self-admitted sloganeering lies a deeply complex and brutally relevant album that chews up clichés and spits them out as high art for the masses. This is momentary acceptance of the self. This is Ultra Mono.
DEFTONES – Ohms – LP €23.99 Limited Gold Vinyl / CD €12.99 – - Grammy Award-winning, internationally lauded band Deftones release their feverishly anticipated album Ohms, via Warner Records. Recorded at Henson Studios and Trainwreck Studios, Ohms is an other-worldly body of work meticulously crafted by the 5 piece band. It is a magnificent tour de force and their first album in 4 years since the critically acclaimed Gore LP in 2016.
PILLOW QUEENS – In Waiting – LP €21.99 – Limited 180g Vinyl - In Waiting is Pillow Queens’ debut album, the result of four years of brotherly love in a sisterly unit from Ireland’s most urgent, yearning, rock band. Crafted from our lives, and honed in a studio in rural Donegal in the northwest of Ireland, this is a record by queens in waiting and kings in the making. It’s an album about love; self-love, queer love, the anxiety- inducing fault lines of romantic love, and the love for a city and a country that simultaneously has your back and is on your back. For fans of early PJ Harvey, Waxahatchee and Hop Along.
THURSTON MOORE – By The Fire – 2LP €24.99 - Limited Transparent Orange Vinyl - This is Thurston Moore’s seventh solo album, and features musicians Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine) on bass and backing vocals, Jon Leidecker aka ‘Wobbly’ (of Negativland) on electronics, James Sedwards on guitar, and Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, as well as Jem Doulton, alternating on drums. Prior to isolation during the Covid pandemic, Thurston worked in recording studios in North London until the third week of March 2020 to complete this album.
A CERTAIN RATIO – ACR Loco – LP €23.99 – Limited White, Blue, Red Or Turquoise Vinyl - Back with their first new album in 12 years, a confident and revitalised ACR jumped back into the studio following their most successful tour in over 20 years. ACR Loco feels like an accumulation of ACR’s DNA from point zero in 1977 through to 2020 and sounds like a band who have effortlessly perfected their craft. An album to dance to, cry to, fall in love to and most importantly, to party to.
HEN OGLEDD – Free Humans – 2LP €25.99 – Limited Blue / Yellow Vinyl - Hen Ogledd – the quartet consisting of Dawn Bothwell, Rhodri Davies, Richard Dawson and Sally Pilkington – take a deliberately organic and natural approach on their second album Free Humans, out on Weird World.
DEATH BELLS – New Signs Of Life – LP€21.99 – Limited Smoke Vinyl - After swapping hemispheres, Australian outfit Death Bells have found a new home in Los Angeles, emerging with a new album of fervent guitar-driven rock, stripped of gloom and punching through with a new sense of positivity
BOB MOULD – Blue Hearts – LP €22.99 - In the winter of 2019, Bob Mould bucked the era’s despair with his most melodic, upbeat album in ages, Sunshine Rock. Cut to spring of 2020, and he has this to say: “We’re really in deep now.” That sentiment informs the new full-length album, Blue Hearts, the raging-but-catchy yin to Sunshine Rock’s yang.
THE BRAIN JONESTOWN MASSACRE – Musique De Film Imagine – LP €18.99 – Limited Pink Vinyl - a soundtrack that pays homage to the great European film directors of the late 50’s and 60’s, such as François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard (to name but two), created by Anton Newcombe on behalf of the Brian Jonestown Massacre for an imaginary French film.
WILL BUTLER – Generations – LP €24.99 – Limited Red Splatter Milky Vinyl - New Solo Album by Arcade Fire's Will Butler. First in 5 years.
THE NIX – Sausage Studio Sessions – LP €21.99 – Limited Colour Vinyl - The Nix is a loose collection of uniquely talented musicians corralled together by Nick McCarthy (ex Franz Ferdinand) and Seb Kellig around their Sausage Studio in east London. The Sausage Studio Sessions is their debut 12 track album and features songs with Laetitia Sadier, KT Tunstall, Andy Knowles and Vula Maling, Khloe Annaand more.
EMINEM – Music To Be Murdered By – 2LP €26.99 - Eminem returns with an album title that pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock. The album features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Skylar Grey, Royce Da 5’9″, Black Thought, Q-Tip, Denaun, White Gold, Young M.A, KXNG Crooked, Joell Ortiz, Don Toliver, Anderson .Paak and Juice WRLD
WAX CHATTELS – Clot – LP €21.99 – Limited Orchid Vinyl - it is universally agreed that New Zealand’s Wax Chattels are a must- see live act; their hypnotically sinister debut captured this perfectly. On the new album the band maintained the use of only the barest of ingredients — bass guitar, keyboard, and a two-piece drum kit — but spent more time ex- perimenting with and finding new sounds. They wanted to maintain the same live element, but, this time, heavier..
MIDLIFE – Automatic – LP €19.99 - mellifluous mix of jazz, krautrock and, perhaps more pertinently, demon grooves, this is music you can dance to rather than ‘dance music’ and it’s all the better for it.
PRINCE – Sign O’ The Times – 2CD €13.99 / 3CD Deluxe€21.99 / 2LP Peach Vinyl €33.99 / 4LP Deluxe €68.99 / 8CD/DVD Super Deluxe €149.99 / 13LP/DVD Super Deluxe €299.99 - Overflowing with musical ideas and topical lyrics that sound just as relevant today as they did when they were initially released, Prince’s iconic double album Sign O’ The Times captured the artist in a period of complete reinvention. Reissued here on multiple formats with all the bells and whistles...
ROLLING STONES - Steel Wheels Live - Atlantic City New Jersey DVD / BLU RAY €17.99 /BLU RAY+2CD €33.99 / DVD+2CD €30.99 / 4LP Blue/Orange Vinyl €59.99/ Deluxe SDBR+2DVD+3CD €59.99 - Features performances with special guests Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, John Lee Hooker and Eric Clapton. Previously unreleased concert film celebrating the band's return to global touring after seven years absence. the band played 115 shows across 3 legs to 6.2M fans (North America, a 10-night residency at Japan's Tokyo Dome; and Europe, where the tour was renamed The Urban Jungle Tour)Restored, remixed and remastered from the original masters in the band's archive.
ELLIOT SMITH - 2CD €21.99 / 2LP €49.99 - When Elliott Smiths self-titled second album came out in 1995, it was ignored by the press but championed by artists from the Beastie Boys to Fugazi. To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Elliott Smith, the Kill Rock Stars label is releasing a special deluxe package, which includes a new remastering of the original record; a coffee table book of previously unseen photographs by JJ Gonson with handwritten lyrics, reminiscences from Smiths friends and colleagues, and previously unseen photographs; and a bonus disc documenting the earliest known recording of Smith performing as a solo act. The set is a revelatory look at an under-appreciated work by an artist whose influence continues to expand seventeen years after his death.
ELBOW - REISSUES
- Leaders Of The Free World €20.99
- Cast Of Thousands €20.99
- Asleep In The Back €26.99
- Dead In The Boot €20.99
- The Take Off And Landing Of Everything €26.99
GUNS N ROSES - Greatest Hits - 2LP €27.99 - Greatest Hits collection from notorious rockers Guns 'n' Roses that spans their career from the late eighties through to the early nineties. The album features 15 tracks including all their classic rock moments - Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City, November Rain etc. The vinyl has been updated with their latest hit Shadow Of Your Love from the 2018 Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded boxset.
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits - 2LP €23.99
LITTLE RICHARD - Greatest Hits - LP €20.99
CHUBBY CHECKER - Twist with Chubby Checker (Remastered) - LP €24.99
DIANA KRALL - This Dream Of You - LP €24.99 / CD €14.99 - This Dream Of You, produced in May 2020 by Ms. Krall, was mixed by Al Schmitt, who worked closely with the artist to achieve notable intimacy and immediacy with her voice in the final balance. The performances come from sessions in 2016 and 2017, on which Krall worked with her friend and longtime creative partner, Tommy LiPuma.
TASHI DORJI – Stateless – LP €27.99 - Guitar improviser Tashi Dorji takes acoustic in hand, recording in a rare studio setting with extra focus and balance.
HORACE SILVER QUINTET - Further Explorations (Tone Poet Version) - LP €36.99 - Further Explorations ranks among Silver’s greatest recordings, which is saying a lot. The personnel’s as good as any Horace ever had, including trumpeter Art Farmer, tenorman Clifford Jordan, bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Louis Hayes.
JIMMY SMITH WITH STANLEY TURRENTINE – Prayer Meetin’(Tone Poet Version) – LP €36.99 - Recorded on February 8, 1963 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs. Band: Jimmy Smith (organ), Stanley Turrentine (tenor sax), Quinten Warren (guitar), Donald Bailey (drums).
HERBIE HANCOCK – My Point Of View (Tone Poet Version) – LP €36.99 - With an all-star lineup, My Point of View is pianist and composer Herbie Hancock’s remarkably assured second album for Blue Note. Featuring a program of Hancock compositions, this session from 1963 has a wondrous all-star cast: Donald Byrd on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone, Grachan Moncur III on trombone, Grant Green on guitar, Chuck Israels on bass, and Tony Williams on drums, who was just 17 at the time of this recording.
RAY BARETTO - Baretto Power - LP €27.99 - Nuyorican conga drummer and band leader Ray Barretto was a force in Latin and jazz music, playing with icons from Gene Ammons to Tito Puente. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its release, this reissue features ALL-ANALOG mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Memphis Record Pressing. Unavailable on vinyl since its original release, the album includes Latin Soul and Salsa classics such as “Right On,” and “Oye La Noticia” and more.
MAKAYA MCCRAVEN – Universal Beings E&F Sides – LP €25.99 - A new project by Chicago-based drummer / producer Makaya McCraven. An addendum to his critically-acclaimed 2018 release Universal Beings, which The New York Times said “affirms the drummer and beatsmith’s position as a major figure in creative music,” Universal Beings E&F Sides presents fourteen new pieces of organic beat music cut from the original sessions, prepared and produced by Makaya as a soundtrack to the Universal Beings documentary film.
JUNIE – Suzie Super Groupie – LP €22.99 - Walter ‘Junie’ Morrison released his third solo LP, Suzie Super Groupie, in 1976. A slick, smooth and soulful record, it’s a genre-melting tour de force with rich elements of proto-boogie, funk and jazz. In short, this is yet another essential album reissue from Be With.
JR BAILEY – Just Me ‘N’ You – LP €22.99 – A dramatic, string-drenched epic, James Ralph Bailey’s Just Me ’N’ You has been a sought-after soul masterpiece for decades.
CAIPHUS SEMENYA - Streams Today Rivers Tomorrow - LP €22.99 - Originally released in 1984, Streams Today… Rivers Tomorrow is not just a musical masterpiece, it is also the soundtrack to the life of many South Africans – both then and now. Fusing the US-heavy sounds of boogie, disco and funk with Afrobeat and traditional African elements, it’s truly a spectacular listen
CAIPHUS SEMENYA – Listen To The Wind – LP €22.99 - Listen To The Wind is a deeply impressive synthesis of early 80s US production and instrumentation together with his traditional South African musical roots. There are elements of boogie, soul, funk and jazz, all shot through with pan-African flavour, and moving effortlessly from uptempo floor fillers to more meditative, slower soulful tracks.
THE TWILIGHT SAD – No One Can Ever Know – 2LP €25.99 – Limited Burgundy Vinyl - Long out of print and highly anticipated repress of the Andrew Weatherall ‘anti-produced’ long player.
LOU REED – New York (Deluxe Edition) – 2LP/3CD/DVD Boxset €67.99 - This expansive collection includes a newly remastered version of the original 1989 album on CD and – for the first time – on double 180-gram audiophile vinyl. The set also includes 26 unreleased studio and live recordings of album tracks from the Lou Reed Archive, as well as the DVD-debut of The New York Album, a long-out-of-print concert video recorded during the New York tour
CHARLES BRADLEY – No Time For Dreaming – LP €21.99 – Repress of his classic debut album. In his distinctively rough-hewn timbre one hears the unmistakable voice of experience – each note and gruff inflection a reflection of his extended, sometimes rocky, personal path. Soul Power.
NINA SIMONE – My Baby Just Cares For Me – LP €19.99 - Limited edition 180gram premium vinyl pressing and 3 bonus tracks. Released in June 1958, this album (originally issued under the title Little Girl Blue on Bethlehem BCP-6028) was Nina Simone’s first studio recording ever.
JOHN PRINE – Souvenirs – 2LP €29.99 – Prine rerecorded 15 early classics so that he could own master recordings of a bunch of songs from his first three albums, as well as a few stragglers from the late ’70s and early ’80s, but the flatteringly spare arrangements and Prine’s wizened delivery only add weight to these heavy-hearted folk tunes.
OZRIC TENTACLES – Arborescence – LP €24.99 – Limited Red Vinyl - 2020 Ed Wynne Remaster. The band’s last release to feature Merv Pepler and Joie Hinton, who left to form Eat Static, Arborescence was the Ozrics’ fifth studio effort in as many years. Soundscape textures remained their focus and their strength, with the now trademark Steve Hillage-esque guitar, gurgling and whirling synths and tight rhythm section all wrapped around rave, techno, African and Middle Eastern influences.
I LIKE TRAINS – Kompromat – LP €27.99 – Limited Clear Vinyl - I Like Trains return with their razor-sharp new record Kompromat. The Leeds band’s first studio album in eight years deals with knotted themes of information; how we consume it, and how we can possibly make any sense of it in an age of constant bombardment.
NICOLAS JAAR – Cenizas – 2LP €39.99 – Vinyl / Book - Nicolas Jaar with the assistance of Patrick Higgins returns with his most experimental work yet. It’s a freeform landscape with space, motion and isolation. It’s an atmospheric masterclass.
BOGDAN RACZYNSKI – Samurai Math Beats – 2LP €25.99 – Mathematics strikes back! The second of three albums released in 1999 for the Rephlex label, Samurai Math Beats exists somewhere between the outsider jungle mined by labelmates Aphex Twin and Squarepusher (dubbed “drill’n’bass”) and the sun-bleached public information music of Warp artists such as Plone and Boards Of Canada. Whilst many listeners at the time were left scratching their heads at the full on collision of hyperkinetic rhythms and arcade game melodies, in many ways the record pointed the way towards future musical mutations, from the frenetic BPMs of footwork to the deconstructed pop music of Mica Levi
THE EX – History Is What’s Happening – LP €18.99 - On their second album, The Ex advance into a distinctly more post-punk style: textural guitar shards and tumbling motorik drumming with Bas Masbeck’s thunderous bass shouldering much of the melodic load. Railing against political duplicity and the illusory nature of “freedom” in an age of manufactured consent, G.W. Sok offers some of punk’s most bracing and memorable agit-prop lyrics. These twenty songs are a quick-moving and caustic trip, a DIY studio rendition of the band’s explosive live set from this era.
THE EX – Disturbing Domestic Peace – LP+7″ - Disturbing Domestic Peace lays bare a vivid snapshot of a truly singular band who (at the time) were just finding their feet. This first-time vinyl reissue comes with bonus 7-inch, insert and 20-page booklet.
MARIE DAVIDSON & L’OEIL NU – Renegade Breakdown – LP €27.99 - Marie Davidson is back with a new album, a new band, and a bold new sound: Renegade Breakdown on Ninja Tune
JEFF BECK – Blow By Blow – LP €24.99 – Limited Orange Vinyl - Originally released on Epic Records in 1975. A 9 track instrumental album pressed on limited orange vinyl.
JEFF BECK – Wired – LP €24.99 – Limited Blueberry Vinyl - Originally released on Epic records in 1976. Powerful jazz-rock fusion with a touch of funk, Wired is Beck’s follow-up to the popular Blow by Blow.
ALICE COOPER – The Eyes Of Alice Cooper – 2LP €26.99 - The Eyes Of Alice Cooper marked the departure of the industrial metal style of previous albums to a return to his earlier hard rock sound. A collection of thirteen impressive songs like What Do You Want From Me?, Man Of The Year or Novocaine.
ALICE COOPER – Dirty Diamonds – 2LP €26.99 - Dirty Diamonds is Alice Cooper like you haven’t heard him ever since School’s Out. The master of shock rock channels his 70s roots and returns to the classic, dirty rock ‘n’ roll. Hits and hip shakers like Woman Of Mass Distraction, Perfect or the title track Dirty Diamonds are must-haves for any Alice Cooper fan.
ALICE COOPER – Dragontown – 2LP €26.99 - “Dragontown”, originally released in 2001, is the highly acclaimed sequel to “Brutal Planet” and takes the listener to the most dreadful place onBrutal Planet. Musically wrapped in diversified songwriting and great heavy industrial metalsound, this is the first Alice Cooper album to contain no singles
YES – Magnification – 2LP €27.99 - ormed in 1968, British band Yes belongs to the giants of progressive rock/artrock. Magnification is their 2nd album with a full symphony orchestra. Recorded without a keyboardist, the album features a 60-piece orchestra conducted by Larry Groupé. Furthermore, it is the only album in the bands history involving only four members.
KIESZA – Crave – LP €22.99 – Limited Purple Vinyl - The iconic award winning billion+ streaming star returns with sophomore album of 1980s inspired upbeat pop dance songs.
THE HIVES – Live At Third Man Records – LP €20.99 - Blistering live album from The Hives, recorded live to a brimming 250 person audience at Third Man Records’ Blue Room in Nashville. Still holding strong as one of the best live bands of their time.
SNARKY PUPPY – Tell Your Friends (10th Anniversary) – 2LP €29.99 - Snarky Puppy Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of the iconic album Tell Your Friends with a remixed and remastered version!
KATAKLYSM – Unconquered – LP €21.99 - Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights 14th full length studio album
PRIMITIVE MAN - Scorn - LP €22.99 - Limited Bone White And Black Merge Vinyl - Denver, Colorado’s PRIMITIVE MAN unleash a filthy, malignant maelstrom of blackened doom on their debut album ‘SCORN’.
AYREON – Transitus – 2LP €23.99 – Limited Red Vinyl - ‘Transitus’ is built around an entirely new story, not connected to the Ayreon universe although as always it does have some subtle links. The sci-fi theme makes way for a gothic ghost story set (partly) in the 19th century with elements of horror and the supernatural. It’s on a dark thunderous night where our story of Abby and Daniel begins.From the mastermind of Dutch multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen
IGORRR – Hallelujah – 2LP €26.99 – Igorrr combines a variety of disparate genres, including death metal, baroque music, breakcore, and trip
hop, into a singular sound.
IGORRR – Nostril – 2LP €26.99 - Igorrr combines a variety of disparate genres, including death metal, baroque music, breakcore, and trip
hop, into a singular sound.
LEE PERRY – Skanking With The Upsetter: Rare Dubs 1971-1974 – LP €17.99 - Features 14 previously-unreleased dubs and instrumentals. Included are previously-unavailable versions of Leo Graham’s Three Blind Mice, The Gatherers’ Start Over and The Stingers’ Forward Up.
NURSE WITH WOUND – To The Quiet Men From A Tiny Girl – LP €22.99 – Limited Yellow Vinyl - Long awaited vinyl reissue of Nurse with Wound’s classic 2nd album.
NURSE WITH WOUND – Merzbild Schwet – LP€22.99 – Limited Blue Vinyl - Long awaited vinyl reissue of Nurse With Wound’s classic 3rd album.
THE WEEKEND – After Hours – 2LP €26.99 – or the first time since the release in March, The Weeknd’s number one album ‘After Hours’ is finally here on a double disc LP.
ORCHESTRA BAOBAB – Specialist In All Styles – 2LP €26.99 - Celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2020 and first time on vinyl, the legendary Orchestra Baobab issue their landmark 2002 reunion album for the first time on vinyl.
CRASS - Normal Never Was III - 12" €14.99 - Limited Coloured Vinyl - As part of their ambitious ‘The Feeding of the Five Thousand Remix Project’, punk pioneers Crass are returning with another exclusive coloured 12” single featuring remixes by legendary producer Steve Aoki and Japanese outsider musician Mikado Koko.
THE LURKERS – Fits You Like A Glove – 7″€7.99 – Limited Yellow Vinyl - This is the original Lurkers Pete Stride – Nigel Moore – Esso. Brand new 7” single from punk legends The Lurkers
GARNET MIMMS – As Long As I Have You – 7″ €14.99 – Two versions of this much-loved gem (covered by Led Zeppelin and Roger Daltrey from The Who more recently), As Long As I Have You was the title track of Garnet Mimms’ first solo album from 1964 which made a brief appearance as a seven inch and now goes for £500.
T REX – Funky London Childhood / London Boys – 7″ – Limited Picture Disc €12.99 / Red Vinyl €10.99 - The last in this year’s ‘alternative singles’ series features a track that was never issued in Marc’s lifetime
T REX – Dandy In The Underworld / Soul Of My Suit – 7″ – Limited Picture Disc €12.99 / White Vinyl €10.99 - Two tracks that were issued as singles in Marc’s final year of 1977, here are rare broadcast versions (arguably better versions).
BACK IN STOCK!
XXXTENTACION – 17 – LP €25.99 – Limited Marbled White & Black Vinyl
BADBADNOTGOOD & GHOSTFACE KILLAH - Sour Soul - LP €19.99
BADBADNOTGOOD & GHOSTFACE KILLAH - Sour Soul (Instrumentals) - LP €19.99
MAC MILLER - Kids - 2LP €28.99