New releases and pre-orders! 24/07
Coming Friday 24th July
Reissues from Thurston Moore, Spoon, PJ Harvey and the Lovely Eggs join new folk, Americana and a compilation of Leeds artists this week:
A break-up record for sure, though due to Courtney's extraordinary storytelling gifts, more of a modern day
coming-of-age tale of love won, love sustained, and unfortunately, love's inevitable dissolution.
Originally released in 2007, this was Thurston's first solo outing since 1995's Psychic Hearts. Recorded and mixed by John Agnello who worked on Sonic Youth's Rather Ripped.
The core sound of Autotelia remains in splendid isolation, an incandescent and unearthly tapestry of echoes and vibrations channeled direct from the id and the ether, yet one that maps out a voyage sonically between vintage memories and future epiphanies. Limited to 400 copies.
Shirley Collins' second album for Domino. With Heart’s Ease, Shirley delivers a record even stronger than her last, Lodestar. Having completely regained her confidence, and singing so well that you can’t believe she was away for so long.
Telephono, the debut studio album from Spoon, originally released in 1996. Newly recut from the original masters.
Soft Effects, the legendary EP, available on vinyl for the first time since 1997. Newly recut from the original masters.
In print for the first time in almost 20 years, Beggars Archive on behalf of Too Pure Records is pleased to announce the re-issue of Dry on vinyl. The album was remastered by the original producer “Head” and has been replicated to the original version as much as possible.
11 track collection of demos of all songs from the debut studio album Dry by PJ Harvey, available for the first time since 1992, and previously unreleased as a standalone album. Features brand new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz.
The unhurried artist’s first studio album in eight years is astonishing, intimate and demonstrates a refusal to be silenced. The Apple of 2020 is astonishing; as if she has returned to reinvent sound – the rhythms pleasing, but counter, and unusual.
The album sees Steve mixing up all of his much-loved ingredients to deliver a fresh new record that offers the perfect antidote for the troubled times in which we live. Full of hope for the future, it’s a great mix of boogie, blues, rock, Americana and folk – all delivered in Seasick Steve’s unique style. It’s a sizzler of an album.
With this album Neck Deep continue carving out their own unique space within rock, punk, and alternative music. They have no delusions of "saving rock" or being the biggest rock band out there. They just want to remain Neck Deep and be an even bigger, better Neck Deep than before.
Like Psychic TV before them, Crack Cloud have a philosophy, and one that they are not afraid to wear on their sleeves. While their anarchic, phantasmagorical visuals, heavy use of symbology, and seemingly never-ending cast of colourful collaborators have often invited cult comparisons, this really does the collective no justice.
The Lovely Eggs re-release their critically acclaimed debut album If You Were Fruit, originally released in 2009 on Cherryade Records.
Late last year, anarchist punk icons Crass took the step of making the original separate track stems of their seminal debut album The Feeding of the Five Thousand available as a free download on One Little Indian Records. The intent was for people to create their own remixes and interpretations and breathe fresh life and ideas into this revolutionary music.
Wu Hen is the sophomore album from Peckham visionary Kamaal Williams -- an invitation to elevate to a higher state. Cinematic strings from Miguel-Atwood Ferguson and virtuoso saxophone from Quinn Mason are textural additions that make for a deeper, multi-layered experience than previous releases.
The amalgamation of many eclectic influences. Backyard Bangers consolidates blasts of experimental hip hop beats, grinding lo-fi house grooves, clattering noise passages, and even subdued synth ambience into a concise and colorful 32 minute journey.
Come Play With Me's first 12" vinyl featuring 13 Leeds artists on their radar! They thought maybe it was time for their cute little 7"s to grow large just this once so are pulling together their first 12" on ecomix-vinyl to show the world some of the amazing variety of music being made in/around Leeds right now.
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August releases now available to pre-order:
Another Sky's searing, cinematic songs have something vital to say; they touch on austerity, mental health and toxic masculinity, with an impressive deftness of touch, thereby establishing themselves as a vital voice on the UK’s alternative-rock scene.
Whoosh! sees Deep Purple for the third time joining forces with producer Bob Ezrin, who invited the band to Nashville to write and record new songs. Together they created the most versatile album in their collaboration.
Limited to 1000 copies, multi award-winning saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia is back with her much anticipated debut album, Source, a collection of sonic mantras to live by.
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Pick of the week
Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters
My album of the year - if you haven't heard this yet - get on it! Made with David Garza, ex-Soul Coughing bass player Sebastian Steinberg and drummer Aileen Wood, Fiona Apple's fifth album and first in 8 years honestly sounds like nothing else out there. I don't know what genre it falls into, but it's mad, freewheeling, and often angry, taking to task all the abusers and manipulators in her past. Recorded in Apple's home, it's quite minimal instrumentally - at least on paper. The songs mostly contain only percussion, bass, piano and vocals - but that doesn't really tell the whole story - vocals are doubled, tripled, quadrupled, the piano is absolutely hammered on, as are pots, pans, the furniture, and apparently Apple's late dog's bones. Chaotic, relentless, and brilliant!