The week's releases! 10/07
Coming Friday, July 10th:
Britpop revival, Atlantan funk, synthwave, and 50th anniversary reissues... all this and more coming on Friday!
DMA’s are poised to make a major breakthrough with their third album The Glow, produced by multiple Grammy winner Stuart Price (The Killers, Everything Everything, New Order) at Westlake Studios in West Hollywood.
Laura Marling’s exquisite seventh album Song For Our Daughter arrives almost without preamble or warning in the midst of uncharted global chaos, and yet instantly and tenderly offers a sense of purpose, clarity and calm.
Pure Luxury revels in both the insular – the sound of one man processing anxiety-inducing world events - and the communal. It is a record of diverse styles, voices and textures, expanding the musical universe of Lovett’s previous albums whilst cementing his own playful voice with an inescapable sense of joy and excitement.
The return of Mike Skinner. The 12-track mixtape marks The Streets’ first album in nearly a decade and features collaborations with the likes of Tame Impala, IDLES, Hak Baker, Ms Banks, Donae’O, Kasien, Dapz on the Map, and many more.
On June 14, 1970, the Grateful Dead released Workingman’s Dead, an album that was unlike anything they had ever done, one that showed the world a new side of the Dead. It was clearly the same band as before, but now with a distinctly different sound and approach to the music, pivoting from psychedelic improvisation to folk-rock storytelling for the “everyman,” as the album’s title suggests.
Barwick's fourth album, Healing Is A Miracle, marks another distinctive meditation on sound, reverb and the voice. Built out from the same instinctive, improvisational approach as those which preceded it, the album gently nudges out at the edges of Barwick's organically-evolved sound.
Unfollow The Rules captures Rufus at a crossroads. Ready to tackle new challenges, yet compelled to confront his past, he’s taking stock of two decades of running riot with rules, making sense of how he has matured as a musician and celebrating the contended family man he has become.
From the album artwork to the song titles, Monsters excavates teenage emotions through nostalgic touchstones — the early internet, VHS tapes, Playstations, movie posters — to recreate the thrilling and crushing experiences of those tumultuous years.
Life Drawing looks to Sheffield and thereabouts for twelve brightly plaintive, character-driven vignettes, set to warm, acoustic, indie-folk-pop backdrops after its predecessor’s close encounters of the synth-driven kind.
Dubbing themselves ‘psychedelic bootyshakers’ the Lightning Orchestra’s expansive debut arrives on Acid Jazz. Taking its influences from a wide range of sources you’ll hear nods to Hendrix and Isaac Hayes, Orchestra Poly-Rythmo and Fela Kuti, Sun Ra and Talking Heads. All laid down in their Atlanta base.
500 only pressed. The Lovely Eggs release a brand new single, Long Stem Carnations, taken from their number one selling album I am Moron.
Box set spotlight:
We have many box sets in need of loving homes! The perfect gift for the superfan in your life.
The Chemical Brothers - Surrender 20th Anniversary box set
This 20th anniversary deluxe edition includes a 4LP+DVD box set featuring the original 1999 album with previously unreleased ‘Secret Psychedelic Mixes’ of Surrender, a selection of B-sides and remixes from the period and a DVD of restored promo videos and film of their legendary Glastonbury 2000 performance.