NEW RELEASES 31.07.20
by Adrian Walshe on Jul 30, 2020
Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death - LP €20.99 / LTD €21.99 /2LP DELUXE €32.99 /CD €12.99 - Limited Edition is Blue Vinyl - Barely a year after the release of their hugely acclaimed debut album 'Dogrel', which earned a Mercury Prize nomination and Album of the Year 2019 at both BBC 6Music and Rough Trade record store, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have returned with an intensely confident, patient, and complex follow up album. A Hero's Death arrives battered and bruised, albeit beautiful - a heady and philosophical take on the modern world, and its great uncertainty.
Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie - 2CD€15.99 / 2LP €39.99 / LTD3LP €57.99 (UMC) - Flaming Pie is the tenth solo studio album by Paul McCartney, first released in 1997. Half Speed Remastered. Delux include homerecordings and Demos.
Romare - Home - 2LP €25.99 (Ninja Tune) - Limited Grey Vinyl - Romare returns with his third studio album via Ninja Tune, Home. The album follows his recent 12” single Gone / Danger in 2019 (Gone opens the album). The album represents his most intentional and direct nod to the dancefloor to date while retaining all of the signature melodic charm and sonic textures synonymous with his music.
Daniel Blumberg - On&On - LP €22.99 (Mute) -Limited Clear Vinyl - On&On is a 9-track song-cycle that confirms the London musician and visual artist as a unique creative force, pushing the art of song into expansive new territories.
Alanis Morissette - Such Pretty Forks In The Road - LP €21.99/ CD €13.99 (RCA) - Such Pretty Forks In The Road is Alanis Morissette's first original album since 2012's Havoc and Bright Lights, and marks the 25th anniversary of her 2 x Grammy awarded album Jagged Little Pill!
LAND OF TALK - INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS - LP €20.99 (SADDLE CREEK) - Limited Red Vinyl - Indistinct Conversations is the new album from Land of Talk - the Montreal-based band led by Elizabeth Powell. The album’s first single Weight of That Weekend, finds Powell delivering a soulful, impassioned plea over an expansive musical terrain.
Creeper - Sex, Death & The Infinite Void - LP €21.99 / CD €12.99 (Roadrunner Records) - Limited Purple Vinyl - Speculation about the demise of Creeper proved to be wide-of-the-mark. Their devoted fanbase were devastated when frontman Will Gould paraphrased David Bowie as he announced the end of the band during a sold-out Koko show in 2018. Now a new era in the Creeper story gathers pace with release of their eagerly anticipated second album, Sex, Death and The Infinite Void,
Three Queens In Mourning & Bonnie Prince Billy - Hello Sorrow Hello Joy - LP €29.99 (Textile Records) - Three Queens in Mourning / Bonnie 'Prince' Billy is a collaboration between Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy), Alasdair Roberts (Appendix out / Drag City), Jill O Sullivan (Jill Lorean) and Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells, Alex Rex) Sleeve notes by David Grubbs
Max Richter - Voices - 2LP €24.99 /CD €15.99 (Decca) - Over a decade after its inception, ground-breaking composer Max Richter releases Voices – a major new recording project inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Alex Izenberg - Caravan Château - LP €22.99 (Weird World) - Following a four-year silence, enigmatic LA- outsider Alex Izenberg presents his sophomore album Caravan Château via Weird World / Domino. Izenberg creates songs that are easy to adore but hard to define. Izenberg’s sharp songs are the bait that first brings you into Caravan Château but that deliberate ambiguity is what brings you back repeatedly, hoping to tease out the riddles of being inside these stunning tunes.
Willi J & Co & Rare Function - Boogie With Your Baby / Disco Function - 7"€12.99 (Deptford Northern Soul Club Records) - Two rare and mystery-shrouded party-in-the-house sides from 1976. Willi J Coe’s Cleethorpes anthem Boogie With Your Baby was a no-hit wonder that goes for around £100 if you can find a copy on the original short- lived Ki Ki label. Produced by Willie J Key and arranged by Bob Holmes (Joe Tex / Freddie North / Slim Harpo) it’s a slice of funky party disco. A proper floorshaker. Rare Function’s Disco Function was originally on Soul Unlimited in 1976 and fetches around £50 a copy these days. Sampled by Luke Vibert in more recent times, it’s a brass-stabbed party anthem with a nod to Kool And The Gang when they were funky.
Misfits - Walk Among Us - LP €27.99 (Earache) - A classic record with the highly coveted Earache catalogue number Mosh666. The inner bag features a new logo based design, differentiating it from previously released product. If the Misfits were one of the greatest punk bands then Walk Among Us is perhaps one of the greatest records in punk history.
Bobbie Gentry - The Delta Sweete - 2LP €26.99 / CD €15.99 (UMC) - The Delta Sweete is Bobbie Gentry’s most critically acclaimed album and has not been pressed in the UK or US since 1972. Uncut recently placed it 4th in their ‘Ultimate Genre Guide’ to the top 40 singer-songwriter albums of all time. This 2CD / 2LP release features the original album remixed and mastered from multi-tracks by Andrew Batt, and is supplemented by outtakes and demos, featuring two previously unleased tracks. The CD edition also features the original mono release of the album which has not appeared on CD before. Sleevenotes are supplied by Andrew, and are illustrated with unseen images from the Capitol archive.
TIM BURGESS - OH NO I LOVE YOU - LP €22.99 (O GENESIS) - Limited to 500 on Silver Vinyl - Oh No I Love You originally released in 2012 gets a Limited edition repress of 500 copies on Silver vinyl, in support of Love Record Stores event– Supporting Indie retail. This additional limited colour run is due to large demand for the initial Clear Green repress which has sold out.
Lou Barlow - Emoh - 2LP €29.99 (Merge Records) - Thanks to Merge for making this reissue happen. Though there was a short run of LPs through Domino UK at the time, vinyl was essentially dead in 2005, so this is the first time Emoh has been available domestically in that format." Lou Barlow, March 2020.
Augustus Pablo - One Step Dub - LP €14.99 (Greensleeves) - Punched out as the dub companion to Junior Delgado’s hugely successful One Step More album, the release of One Step Dub couldn’t have been better timed coming on the back of a hugely successful tour of Europe with Delgado. Recorded at Channel One, Tuff Gong and Dynamic and engineered by Pablo, Soldgie, Steven Stanley and Tony Kelly One Step Dub included dubs to some big hitters from Jux including Hanging Tree and Riot In A Juvenile Prison.
Augustus Pablo - Rockers Comes East - LP €14.99 (Greensleeves) - With the release of Rockers Come East in 1987 Augustus Pablo continued to 'mix up the vibes a little more'. Featuring digi-dubs to Junior Delagado’s hits Raggamuffin Year and Call Me, steppers like Sun Ray Dub and the deep and heavy Zion Seals Dub the album continued Pablo's journey into a revolutionary new age. Recorded at HC&F, Creative Sound and Tuff Gong studios, engineered by Philip Smart and Michael Carroll, here's another great longplayer re-issued with the Greensleeves seal of quality.
Gregory Isaacs - Rat Patrol - LP €24.99 (Demon Records) - Rat Patrol was first released in 2001 on Jet Star’s Charm label and features Isaacs’ signature mix of dancehall tunes and forlorn love ballads. Demon Records is proud to present the vinyl debut of Rat Patrol, pressed on 140g black vinyl and featuring a printed inner sleeve with liner notes from John Masouri.
Gregory Isaacs - Work Up A Sweat - LP €24.99 (Demon Records) - Work Up A Sweat was first released in 1994 on Isaacs own African Museum label and was co-produced with his wife June. Highlights include Lead Me and Got To Come Back. Demon Records is proud to present the first vinyl reissue of Work Up A Sweat, pressed on 140g black vinyl and featuring a printed inner sleeve.
Gregory Isaacs - I Am Gregory- LP €24.99 (Demon Records) - I Am Gregory was first released in 1993 on Jet Star’s Charm label and was co-produced with Gregory’s wife June. Highlights include Goosie Gander, Mommy Doesn’t Understand and a cover of Bob Marley’s I Am Still Waiting.
Various Artists - The Blue Coxsone Box Set - 7"BOXSET €94.99 (STUDIO ONE) - The label also had many iconic imprints, with one of the most sought-after being singles issued on the Coxsone imprint (named after Studio One founder and ‘father of reggae music’ Coxsone Dodd) with instantly recognizable blue labels. These singles have come to be known as ‘Blue Coxsone’ in collector’s circles and fetch tidy sums given their limited release and rarity. This limited edition box set features six rare singles all reproduced on the original Blue Coxsone label featuring essential tunes from Joe Higgs, Winston Jarrett, The Sound Dimension, The Melodians and other Studio One icons. Also included is a previously unreleased Blue Coxsone single, CS 707
Wailing Souls - Shark Attack (feat. Alborosie) - 7" €7.99 (Greensleeves) - The Wailing Souls are major contributors of classic roots reggae hits in the VP / Greensleeves catalogue, and now they're back with the new single Shark Attack. European reggae star Alborosie is featured on this re-make of the 1992 hit.
William Tyler - Music from First Cow - LP €20.99 - First Cow film by director Kelly Reichardt. William Tyler composed the music for First Cow, the new A24 film directed by Kelly Reichardt, almost entirely on several of his guitars and a dulcimer. Tyler was a member of Lambchop and Silver Jews before he became a solo artist. He has also played with Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Charlie Louvin, and Candi Staton.
Geld - Beyond The Floor - LP €16.99 (Static Shock) - Across 10 songs and a handful of instrumentals, Melbourne's Geld demonstrate a concerted progression from their previous work; raging incendiary hardcore collides with nightmarish bad trip wanderings in a swirling maelstrom of tightly marshaled chaos. The fast parts are faster, the slow parts slower, the weird parts weirder. The vicious thrashing punk of songs like "Invader" and "Infra" come in at a little over a minute; a wild joyride reminiscent of the Japanese Burning Spirits bands alongside Cleveland’s infamous ‘90s hardcore scene.
BELLE & SEBASTIAN - PUSH BARMAN TO OPEN OLD WOUNDS - CD €13.99 / 3LP €36.99 - Limited Clear Vinyl - The intriguingly titled Push Barman To Open Old Wounds is a chronological double CD / triple LP collection of all 25 songs from Belle and Sebastian’s Jeepster EP and single releases compiled onto one album.
VARIOUS ARTISTS - FUTURE DISCO : VISIONS OF LOVE - 2LP €22.99 (FUTURE DISCO) - 2020 sees Future Disco release number 13 in the eagerly anticipated compilation series. They find plenty of future rising stars with Stockholm’s Kornel Kovacs, Chicago’s Chrissy and Paris’s Yuksek all comfortably sitting alongside more established names as Kenny Dope remixing Moon Boots, Lane 8 and Kraak and Smaak. There are plenty of exclusives too. Three Future Disco edits from head compiler Sean Brosnan and three exclusive tracks, one from Future Disco’s very own Ekkah, familiar names Lifelike and Musimeci and one from newcomer Gruvee.
TANGERINE DREAM - Franz Kafka The Castle - 2LP €24.99 (KSCOPE) - he Castle is released on Kscope for the first time on 2LP, remastered for vinyl by regular Tangerine Dream collaborator Harald Pairits and presented in a gatefold sleeve.
Various Artists - #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.
VARIOUS ARTISTS - DOOR TO THE COSMOS - ONTHECORNER DANCEFLOOR SAMPLER - 12"EP €18.99 (ON THE CORNER) - On Door To The Cosmos – Dancefloor Sampler Pete has curated a volume of cuts from present and future label family. This first in the series, is not just knocking at the door but giving it a kick! It’s club music referencing the source, be it Detroit, or UK bass culture combined with future sounds rising from cosmopolitan hotbeds of sonic heat. On this maxi EP Venezuela meets India via New York, the street sound of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania pulses through UK Jungle. Undergrounds pushing the dance, breaking borders and genre alike. Rhythms from the ancestors channelled for future times.
CARIBOU - NEVER COME BACK (FOUR TET/MORGAN GEIST REMIXES) - 12" €15.99 (CITY SLANG)
CARIBOU - NEVER COME BACK / SISTER (FLOATING POINTS REMIX) - 12" €15.99 (CITY SLANG)
LUKE VIBERT - LUKE VIBERT PRESENTS… RAVE HOP - 2LP €31.99 (HYPERCOLOUR) - Luke Vibert presents Rave Hop finds the British producer and musical trail blazer kick back on a bunch of lazy hip hop breaks and breezy samples. Soulful vocals, suave raps and buoyant riffs are expertly infused with dope as fuck beats and booming basslines.
Disclosure - Ecstasy - 12" €14.99 (Island) - Limited Blue Vinyl - Disclosure are back with brand new music. The EP’s title track Ecstasy is a song that came into existence early 2019 during a writing session at Guy’s house in London. They were curiously chopping up samples from various 70s disco and soul records when suddenly, Fantasy by Aquarium Dream gave them the exact thing they were searching for. This song is made entirely to get a human being to their feet and directly to the dance floor. Tondo samples the great Cameroonian musician Eko Roosevelt. If this track is anything, it’s fast, punchy and above all... fun.
THE NIX - UNTIL NOW ALL IS WELL - 7" €9.99 (MOSHI MOSHI) - The Nix are 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. Based around the original composition Warm Canto by Mal Waldron, the track features founding member of the avant-pop band Stereolab Laetitia Sadier.
Mumford & Sons - Forever (Garage Version) - 7" €9.99 - Limited White Vinyl - Limited 7" on white vinyl featuring the garage version of Forever and on the flip is a cover of the Grateful Dead's Friend Of The Devil.
Fleetwood Mac - Boston Vol 1 - 2LP €25.99 (Snapper)
Fleetwood Mac - Boston Vol 2 - 2LP €25.99 (Snapper)
Peter Green - The Robert Johnson Songbook LP €21.99 (Snapper)
THE FONTAINES D.C - Dogrel - LP €20.99 (PARTISAN)