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.
This set features remastered stereo and mono versions of the album, a reproduction of the 1969 single of Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want, an 80 page hardcover book with notes by David Fricke and never-before-seen photos by Ethan Russell, three lithographs and a massive 23" x 23" poster.
3-D The Catalogue is the ground-breaking 3-D Kraftwerk Concert brought thrillingly to life over 9 LPs, developed using high definition 3-D visuals, with Dolby Atmos surround sound and presented to the technological and audio standards one would associate and indeed come to expect from the pioneering Germans led by founder Ralf Hutter.
Suede - Dog Man Star 20th Anniversary
Suede online store exclusive orange version limited to 500 copies, which includes a gatefold 12" of non-album single Stay Together, on top of Blu-ray, CD, cassette and vinyl versions of the album, a DVD, flexi-disc, hardcover book, music book and 12"x12" print.
RSD 2011 limited edition. Four 10" EPs collect the four commercially released singles from Nevermind: Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come As You Are, Lithium, and In Bloom, along with their B-sides.
Plus more by Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Queen, Fleetwood Mac ... for a complete list, click here!
Pick of the week:
Drawing critical comparison to Primal Scream, Orbital and late-era New Order, the Australian band's third album is being widely hailed as their best yet. A blend of guitars, synths and sequencers with emotive hooks galore, the trio's new record was originally scheduled for release in April, and is finally coming on Friday. With the production of Stuart Price, who has worked with New Order, Madonna and Dua Lipa, the Madchester/Britpop influence seen on their previous two records has become slicker and more anthemic- the sound of the lost summer.