NEW RELEASES 29.01.21
by Adrian Walshe on Jan 29, 2021
ROCK & POP
PJ HARVEY - Is This Desire? - LP - 180g Vinyl €23.99 - Reissue. Us This Desire? finds Harvey delivering on the promise of her earlier albums: without losing any of the rage of her earlier, more guitar-driven work, she further refines her psychotic tales of obsession and despair, all the while laying down a sonic groundwork which is always experimental and unexpected, including a heavy dose of electronica.
PJ HARVEY - Is This Desire? - Demos - LP - 180g Vinyl €23.99 - Collection of unreleased demos of every track written for the fourth PJ Harvey studio album Is This Desire?, including demos of ‘A Perfect Day Elise’, ‘The Wind’ and ‘Angelene’.
THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS – If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears €20.99 - Classic 1966 reissue , full of hits.
THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS - The Gilded Palace Of Sin - LP - 180g Vinyl €20.99 - Reissue of their 1969 debut album. Fusing traditional genres like folk and country with other forms of popular music like gospel, soul, and psychedelic rock.
FLEETWOOD MAC - BBC Sunday Concert April 9th 1970 - LP - Vinyl €21.99 - This high quality BBC recording includes contemporary hits such as The Green Manalishi and Rattlesnake Shake as well as album tracks featuring the melodic skills of Danny Kirwan (World In Harmony, Underway) and some unreleased rockers from Jeremy Spencer (Tiger, Great Balls Of Fire
THE BYRDS - Live In Amsterdam 1970 - LP - Vinyl €21.99 - The version of the Byrds that played Amsterdam’s prestigious Concertgebouw in July 1970 was very different to previous incarnations.The Skip Battin / Gene, Parsons rhythm section was tight and allowed the guitars of Roger McGuinn and Clarence White room to roam, most noticeably on an extended Eight Miles High.
THE WHO - Live In Amsterdam 1969 - LP - Vinyl €21.99 - The sound quality is extraordinary. The performances are intuitive, sensitive and wildly exciting. Live In Amsterdam is a vital document of the Who at their performing peak, and Probably The Best Who Live LP In The World.
THE FACES - BBC1 Live 1970 - LP - Vinyl €21.99 - he tracks here are taken from three high quality 1970 radio broadcasts. Nine tracks give the flavour of a Faces gig – just loose enough to be exciting and versatile enough to include Northern Soul, R&B, acoustic folk songs and a Bob Dylan cover.
THIN LIZZY - Chinatown - LP - 180g Vinyl €20.99 - 2021 reissue.
STEVEN WILSON - The Future Bites - LP - Red Vinyl €25.99 / Indies Exclusive White Vinyl €25.99 - His phenomenal 6th studio Album is an exploration of how the human brain has evolved in the Internet era.
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS - The New Ok - LP - Red Vinyl €26.99 - This new album, made up of songs left over from The Unraveling sessions and new ones written and recorded since, hopefully balances out the darkness of our current situation with a hope for better days and nights ahead.
INDIE / ALTERNATIVE
GOAT GIRL - On All Fours - 2LP - Transparent Pink Viny + Signed Print €23.99 - This new record sees the band veer away from the confrontational lyricism of their debut and indicates Goat Girl’s maturing perspectives in discussing the world’s injustices and social prejudices, using the music to explore global, humanitarian, environmental and mindful well being. Goat Girl’s frequent use of sci-fi synthesisers, off-beat chord progressions, analogue drum machines, diverse vocal styles and distinct, gritty guitars fuse a musical language that expresses both former characteristics and newer developments of the band’s sound and vision On All Fours.
THE STONE ROSES - The Remixes - 2LP - 180g Vinyl €29.99 - The Remixes is a compilation album by The Stone Roses, which features remixes by various producers including Utah Saints and Paul Oakenfold. Various techno luminaries ply their skills reworking some of those early classic songs, and it is immediately clear that the Roses, even beyond the genius of their songs, were a preeminent dance band.
LNZNDRF - II - LP - Clear White Vinyl €22.99 - New Album from Alt-Rock Supergroup. The brothers Scott and Bryan Devendorf (The National), Ben Lanz (The National, Beirut) and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Arntz (Beirut, Grizzly Bear).
SLOWDIVE - 5 - 12" - 180g Pink & Purple Marbled Vinyl EP €22.99 - Slowdive’s 5 EP was released in 1993.Slowdive once again succeed beautifully in producing tones that leave you numb as to how you should feel. There is an unmistakably euphoric edge to it, something heavenly, something convincing, something that takes you to places where everything is more beautiful, more colorful.
TV PRIEST - Uppers - LP - Grey Marbled Vinyl €24.99 - debut album from London four-piece Posing as many questions as it answers, Uppers is a thunderous opening statement that continues the UK’s recent resurgence of grubby, furious post-punk music. It says something very different though – something completely its own.
UNCLE TUPELO - No Depression - LP - Limited 180g Crystal Clear Vinyl €24.99 - Considered as one of the most important and influential “alternative country” albums of all time
UNCLE TUPELO - Still Feel Gone (30th Anniversary Edition) - LP - 180g Vinyl €24.99 - Critically acclaimed 1991 sophomore album by Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy and Mike Heidorn
UNCLE TUPELO - March 16 - 20, 1992 - LP - Limited 180g Crystal Clear Vinyl €24.99 - The third, all-acoustic, 1992 studio album by Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy and Mike Heidorn
JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN - Live - 2LP - 180g Transparent Blue Vinyl €28.99 - You asked for it, you got it – a double live album recorded in the studio documenting the Damned Devotion tour.
TY SEGALL & CORY HANSON - "She's a Beam" b/w "Milk Bird Flyer" - 10" EP - Vinyl €18.99 - Trippy, feelgood pop songs with lightness and rock, from epic, energetic, happy, headbanging days
THE ACADEMY IS… - Almost Here (FBR 25th Anniversary Edition) - LP - Silver Vinyl €21.99 - Fuelled By Ramen reissue of their Debut album.
CHAMELEONS VOX - Nature Of The Roughneck (Live at The Ritz Manchester) - 2LP + Bonus CD & 7" - Splattered Vinyl/CD €32.99 - Almost 35 years on, The Chameleons return once again, to one of Manchester’s most iconic venues, playing the original set they played that evening…
WAXAHATCHEE - Ivy Tripp - LP - Green Vinyl €29.99 - Limited reissue.
SOUL , FUNK & RNB
ARLO PARKS - Collapsed In Sunbeams - LP - 180g Deep Red Vinyl €23.99 -2021 is less than a month old and already we have one of the albums of 2021 from London-based musician and poet Arlo Parks. The album is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding her adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia. The album is an emotional rollercoaster of heartbreak, beautiful poetry, betrayal and hope, that has been inspired by Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, Jim Morrison and Fela Kuti. One listen and you will fall in love, like you did when you first heard Frank Ocean, King Krule or Lilly Allen.
CELESTE - Not Your Muse - LP - 180g Vinyl €23.99 - She showcases a melting pot of influences ranging from soulful greats Aretha Franklin, Minnie Riperton etc to the cosmic sounds of jazz experimentalists Kamasi Washington, Thelonious Monk, Sun-Ra and Alice Coltrane, via the raw urgency of Amy Winehouse’s early releases. The soul-drenched songs match her raw, expressive vocal tone that cascade the listening ears like hot butter over a fresh slice.
JAZZ & BLUES
TINA BROOKS - Waiting Game (Tone Poet Series) - LP - 180g Audiophile Vinyl €36.99 - The Waiting Game was the unsung tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks’ final album, recorded in 1961 but not released until 1999. He is joined here by Johnny Coles on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums.
CLIFFORD BROWN & MAX ROACH - Study In Brown - LP - 180g Audiophile Vinyl €40.99 - One of the most lauded (not to mention brilliant) trumpet players in the history of jazz, Clifford Brown adds to his luster on this varied program of nine engaging tunes. The 1955 line-up of the Clifford Brown / Max Roach Quintet – one of the premiere early hard bop units – included tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Richie Powell, and bassist George Morrow.
DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO - I Told You So - LP - Opaque Pink Vinyl €25.99 - The trio returns now with their second studio album, I Told You So, with even heavier grooves and more confidence. It may have been several years since their most recent studio effort, but they haven’t missed a beat.
MILES DAVIS - Live In Tokyo - LP - 180g Vinyl €24.99 - Miles in Tokyo is a live album recorded on July 14, 1964, by the Miles Davis Quintet (featuring Sam Rivers, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams) at the Tokyo KÅsei Nenkin Kaikan, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. It is the first recording of Davis in Japan and the only album to showcase an early incarnation of his Second Great Quintet featuring Sam Rivers on tenor saxophone, following George Coleman’s departure.
GEORGE BENSON - Breezin' - LP - Blue Vinyl €17.99 - Pressed here onto Blue vinyl, this classic Grammy winning album, containing 2 sought after classics, “This Masquerade” and “Breezin’” is the fifteenth studio album from the jazz/soul guitarist, George Benson.
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Our New Orleans 2005 (Remastered & Expanded Edition) - 2LP - Vinyl €24.99 - Nonesuch releases a remastered, special edition of the 2005 record Our New Orleans for the first time on vinyl. A benefit album featuring Allen Toussaint, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Wild Magnolias, Buckwheat Zydeco, Randy Newman, and others
WILLIE NELSON - Heroes - 2LP - 180g Limited Solid Green Coloured Vinyl €28.99 - Heroes from 2012 is a testament to his status as a rebel of country music: a beautiful collection of popular pop-country songs, covers of classic songs from the 30’s and 40’s and new songs.
FEMI KUTI & MADE KUTI - Legacy + - 2LP - Vinyl €27.99 - Partisan Records release two albums from Femi and Made, packaged together and appropriately titled Legacy +. Both albums that make up Legacy + are steeped in the tradition of Afrobeat invented by Fela, but each also offers their own unique vision
NHAWA DOUMBIA - Kanawa - LP - Vinyl €21.99 - This release marks 40 years of music-making for the singer. Recorded in Bamako with a full traditional-pop ensemble. Album addresses immigration and war. Follows on successful reissues of her early albums. Powerful musical arrangements by longtime collaborator and guitarist N’Gou Bagayoko
RAP & HIP-HOP
LIL MOSEY - Certified Hitmaker - 2LP - Vinyl €26.99 - His sound is often described as mumble rap and he was one of the breakout artists of the soundcloud rap phenomenon in the US. Certified Hitmaker has been streamed 403 million times already.
CURREN$Y & HARRY FRAUD - The Outrunners - LP - Vinyl €29.99 - Curren$y and Harry Fraud’s latest masterpiece is now making its way to vinyl. The OutRunners features guest appearances from: Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Jim Jones and Conway the Machine.
OLIVER TREE - Ugly is Beautiful - LP - Vinyl €26.99 - Ugly is Beautiful is the first full-length release from Gen Z’s meme-making extraordinaire Oliver Tree, who announced his early retirement in March – only to return in May with the announcement of his debut after a hacker held Oliver hostage in exchange for 1 million Instagram likes (which Oliver logged in under 24 hours).
DANCE / ELECTRONIC
ST GERMAIN - Tourist (20th Anniversary Travel Versions) - 2LP - 180g Vinyl €24.99 - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his Tourist album, Ludovic Navarre aka St Germain has invited UK, South Africa, USA, Reunion Island and France producers, DJs and remixers with various musical inspirations, from Deep House to Afro House and Chicago House.
MARTIN GORE (MG) - The Third Chimpanzee E.P. - 12" EP - Azure Blue Vinyl €16.99 - Over 5 brand new tracks Gore explores euphoric modular sounds and develops his career’s long relationship with electronic music
THE BODY - I’ve Seen All I Need To See - LP - Metallic Silver Vinyl €31.99 - The Body, together with engineer Seth Manchester of Machines With Magnets, capture the complexities of distorted sound in stunning detail. The clarity and the cacophony exceed anything they’ve created before, morphing desolate, festering soundscapes into an exhilarating sonic universe. The recording studio remains indelible to The Body’s creative process.
GHOSTEMANE - Anti-Icon - LP - Indies Only Coloured Vinyl €22.99 - New album from rapper and producer known for fusing together hip hop and metal genres. He has mined his darkest experiences, tore open the wounds of his past, conjured every sound he’s ever loved to conceive the heaviest experience he could envision.
SOEN - Imperial - LP - 180g Vinyl €26.99 - The provocative, challenging, imperious and entertaining Swedish-based progressive metal group Soen release their fifth album, Imperial, via Silver Lining Music.
DEATH ANGEL - Frolic Through the Park - 2LP - Silver 180g Vinyl €27.99 - Frolic Through the Park is the second studio album by American thrash metal band Death Angel. The album features the single Bored, which was used in the 1990 film Leatherface: The Chainsaw Massacare III and was played regularly on MTV’s Headbangers Ball
PRONG - Prove You Wrong (30th Anniversary Edition) - LP - 180g Limited Silver & Black Marbled Vinyl €24.99 - Prove You Wrong is the third studio album by Prong, released in 1991. The album turned heads worldwide with its more melodic approach to Prong’s formula of hardhitting industrial Hardcore Thrash Metal.
REGGAE & SKA
BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS - Songs Of Freedom: The Island Years - 6LP 180g Vinyl Boxset €121.99 / 3CD €40.99 - A newly revised ‘Island Years’ edition of the Classic Bob Marley Box Set, featuring many classics from “Concrete Jungle” through “Redemption Song,” plus rare 12” mixes, B-Sides, Jamaican singles, and alternates. The 6LP set is presented on standard 180g black vinyl with custom labels also includes a 20-page booklet with rare photos, several essays and track information. The first time on vinyl outside Jamaica and on vinyl anywhere in nearly 30 years.
LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY - Africa's Blood - LP - 180g Orange Vinyl €24.99 - Upon release in 1971, Africa’s Blood was the first record Lee “Scratch” Perry released under his own name, although his band The Upsetters do appear on most of the tracks.
ASWAD - A New Chapter of Dub - LP - 180g Vinyl €24.99 - A New Chapter of Dub, released in 1982, went on to receive critical acclaim and is considered to be one of the greatest dub albums of all time. Known for its shuddering bass and reverberated brass, as well as the traditional dub use of delay, drop-outs and echo, the album became a landmark in its genre.
PUNK & HARCORE
POISON IDEA - Pick Your King - LP - Vinyl €25.99 - Not only the greatest Poison Idea record, but one of the greatest punk albums of all time!
ACANTHUS - Le Frisson Des Vampires - LP - Vinyl €24.99 -The entire unreleased soundtrack for Jean Rollins 1971 ultimate French vampire hippy flick Le Frisson Des Vampires. Embryonic psych funk recordings from Parisian teenage psych combo (including members of French No-No mod rockers Unity). Imagine an early Gong / Ame Son / Soft Machine session fuelled by a 1000-year-old acid-infused blood transfusion.