New releases for the 4th September
Firstly, thank you to everyone who came down last Saturday and supported us on our first Record Store Day! We hope to see you all again at the next one!
We've still got some RSD items left in-store and online.
Coming Friday, 4th September
Frank is the debut album by Amy Winehouse, first released on October 20th 2003. The album has sold over 1 million copies and is certified triple platinum in the UK. It features the single Stronger Than Me, for which Amy won an Ivor Novello Award, as well as the singles Take The Box, In My Bed and F**k Me Pumps. Half Speed Mastering is an artisan technique offered by Abbey Road Studios, that results in the very highest quality sound reproduction.
The Mountain Goats with their first album for 4AD finding John Darnielle (along with Nothing Painted Blue's Peter Hughes and Franklin Bruno and some Delgados) delivering a stunning set of songs dripping with melodies and brilliant lyrics. Tony Doogan and Flaming Lip Michael Ivens behind the desk. John Darnielle strips his music of the tape hiss that surrounded his previous work like a security blanket made of static, opting for a clean sound that emphasizes the album's sometimes stinging, sometimes sublimely beautiful words and melodies.
Limited Edition of 2000 LPs pressed on 180 gram Opaque Pink Vinyl. Gatefold LP jacket with New Cover Art and Unreleased Photos from the Original Recording Session. Originally released 20 years ago on June 6, 2000, Blonde Redhead's 3rd Touch and Go Records album was recorded earlier that year at Bear Creek Studio in Washington State from January 15th til February 18th with Ryan Hadlock and Guy Picciotto.
Michael Rother, founding member of krautrock groups Neu! and Harmonia with a brand new 2020 album called Dreaming. Rother had a goldmine of ideas and sketches and has turned them into a exceptional album.
Tricky - Fall To Pieces
Fall To Pieces was recorded in Tricky’s Berlin studio in late 2019. Tricky is keen to point out that the tracks on the record can be deceptive; often short, ending abruptly and moving on to the next without warning. Although instrumentation varies from bursts of tense synths, distorted dial tones, and samples, the song’s lyrics can be dark and dense.
Sun Racket is the brand new album from legendary Boston trio Throwing Muses, consisting of Kristin Hersh, David Narcizo and Bernard Georges. The follow up to 2013’s Purgatory / Paradise is an outpouring of modal guitars, reverbed shapes, echoey drums and driving bass set behind Kristen Hersh’s well-thumbed notebook of storylines. A ten-song opus of suitably wrought tales set against a wall of sound that’s at once calm and ethereal before building into glorious cacophonous crescendos.
All Them Witches have built a career out of playing music that can not be pigeonholed into one specific genre. Nothing as the Ideal was recorded in Studio 2 at the world famous Abbey Road with the help of longtime mixing engineer Mikey Allred. The history and vibe of that setting laid the groundwork for what was to come.
Another prized jewel in the Rolling Stones' unmatched catalogue is restored to its full glory. Features the new stereo album mix, sourced from the original session files. The 2020 Deluxe edition features three previously unreleased tracks, Scarlet, All The Rage & Criss Cross. Mastered at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London.
Pick of the week
Michael Rother - Dreaming
German experimental musician Michael Rother, best known as a founding member of Neu! and Harmonia, is back with his tenth studio album, his first in fourteen years. Speaking about the album in a press release, Rother said, “I had a goldmine of ideas—about seventy-five sketches, and I knew there were some gems in there. I’m delighted by the way the album has turned out.” As fans might expect, the album is ambient, blissed-out and full of glittering synths, gently pulsing beats and pleasing bleeps and blorps. More mellow than motorik, it's a pleasant, unhurried, trip-hop tinged listen.